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Press Release Emanating from the Office of the United Workers Party Political Leader.

Press Release Emanating from the Office of the United Workers Party Political Leader.

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    U.W.P Deputy Polical Leader speaks at W.T.O forum U.W.P Deputy Polical Leader speaks at W.T.O forum Document Transcript

    • Upstairs AF Valmont, P.O. Box RB 2497, Rodney Bay, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia Tel/Fax: (758) 572-4949 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Oswald Augustin - 484-8888 Elijah Anatole - 723-0809 UWP DEPUT Y PO LITIC A L L E ADER SPE A KS A T W T O F ORUM Castries, Saint Lucia October 02nd, 2013 Deputy Political Leader of the United Workers Party and Parliamentary Representative for Micoud North, Dr. Gale Rigobert, has participated in this year's World Trade Organisation (WTO) Forum, Expanding Trade Through Inn The event was held at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from October 1st and is scheduled to end on the 3rd. Dr. Rigobert spoke on the theme 'Technology and Trade: Issues for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Sub -Saharan Africa (SSA) and Small Vulnerable Economies (SVEs). Her presentation entitled Exclusive Digital Economy: Opportunities and constraints for LDCs' focused on the challenge of peripherality, the misdiagnosis of the malady of underdevelopment in SIDs such as those of the Caribbean, technological gaps and the difficulties small islands face in leveraging ICTs for development. Dr. Rigobert argued strongly that research and development (R&D) and innovation are important variables in the development equation and, according to her, there needs to be a more deliberate and concerted effort by Caribbean countries to invest in the creation of new knowledge. She contended that policies (and concomitant financing) that encourage technological innovation must circumvent the entrapment of five year political cycles. Dr. Rigobert is author of the book 'Bridging the Digital Divide? Prospects for Caribbean Development in the New Techno-economic P Ends/