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Dr. Wheatley Looking to Increase Engagement with Diaspora in STI

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, says the Ministry is looking to increase engagement with the diaspora in the areas of science, technology and innovation (STI).

“I don’t think we have actively engaged this resource pool. I want to see this change, and I want our talented and experienced scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists to make a greater effort to contribute and engage us back on the rock. My Ministry will certainly keep the doors open, as we need your help in our quest to solve our national challenges with home-grown innovation,” he said.

He was delivering the keynote address at the Jamaica College Old Boys’ Association of New York (JCOBA-NY) Third Annual Griffin Awards and Fundraiser at the SVA Theatre in New York City on June 9.

Dr. Wheatley said that the application of a culture of science and technology throughout the society will bring the greatest prosperity to citizens and make Jamaica more globally competitive.

Read the full article online on the Jamaica Information Service.