MIT professor heads Caribbean Diaspora

Among those present at the launch, which was organised by CARISCIENCE jointly with the Ministry of Science and Technology and Tertiary Education, were Prof Walter Erdelen, assistant director general (Natural Science) UNESCO; Navin Chandarpal, adviser to Bharrat Jagdeo, president of Guyana and Dr Arnoldo Ventura, adviser to the prime minister of Jamaica.

In his keynote address, Jeffrey lauded this commendable effort which would galvanise the tremendous resources of the Diaspora in a structured manner so that it can play a major role in Caribbean integration and development.

Among the other officers installed were Prof Harold Ramkissoon — vice president and ambassador at Large; Dr Basil Burke — vice president, USA; Prof Baldwin Mootoo — vice president, Caribbean; Dr Brian Tom — vice president, UK; Prof Suresh Narine — vice president, Canada; Ravi Ramkissoon — Information and Communication Officer; and Prof John Paul Clarke — secretary/treasurer.


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