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PRIME MINISTER TO HOST HIGH LEVEL S&T MEETING

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, MARCH 19, 2015 – GIS: _  Dr. the Right Honourable Dr. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minster of Grenada and Prime Minister responsible for Science and Technology (S&T) in CARICOM, will be hosting the Second High Level S&T Meeting in Grenada from March 26-28, 2015. 

 

The Meeting, to be convened under the theme “Strengthening and Utilizing S&T in the Caribbean,” is another effort to further promote the development of S&T so that it can assist with the socio-economic development of the Caribbean people. 

 

Attending this meeting will be CARICOM Ministers responsible for Science and Technology, Captains of Industry and leading scientists from academia. 

 

The three areas of focus of the meeting are science education in our schools, strengthening the research culture and strengthening the entrepreneurial S&T oriented environment. Lead papers will be delivered by Honorable Sir W. Dwight Venner, Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank; Mr. Glenroy Cumberbatch, Registrar of the Caribbean Examination Council Headquarters; and Dr. Arnoldo Ventura, former S&T Advisor to the Prime Minister of Jamaica. 

 

The Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Right. Honourable Keith Mitchell will deliver the Keynote Address at the Opening Ceremony.

 

The meeting is being organized by CARICOM Science, Technology and Innovation Committee jointly with CARISCIENCE, UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean and The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean under the Chairmanship of Professor Emeritus Harold Ramkissoon.

 

Amongst the specially invited participants are: Professors Anthony Cheetham, Vice President of the Royal Society, United Kingdom; Romain Murenzi, Executive Director of the World Academy of Sciences; Cardinal Warde, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA; Carlos Alberto Aragão de Carvalho Filho, representative from the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and Dr. Anthony Rossomando, Vice President Synagera Biopharma, USA.