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CARICOM science and technology committee launched
Published on January 11, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

The CARICOM Science and Technology Committee

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister responsible for science and technology (S&T) in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), has signaled his intention to strengthen the S&T capacity in the region so that it can, in the shortest possible time, assist with economic and social development.

To achieve this objective, Mitchell launched on Friday a CARICOM S&T Committee comprising some of the region’s well known personalities who have been labouring in the vineyard of S&T for over a decade.

These are Professors Harold Ramkissoon, president emeritus of CARISCIENCE (chair); Ishenkumba Kahwa, deputy principal of the Mona Campus, UWI; Dr Arnoldo Ventura, former advisor to the prime minister of Jamaica; James Husbands, director of Solar Dynamics; and Mitchell. Representing the Diaspora in this committee is Professor Cardinal Warde, professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The committee has been mandated to, inter alia, swiftly promote the development of S&T in CARICOM as a tool for economic development by working closely with all governments and scientific organizations in the region, and serve as an advisory body to the prime minister responsible for S&T in CARICOM.

The first meeting of this committee took place in Grenada on Friday at the Prime Minister’s Office.
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