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    • Director General of the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST), Professor Errol Morrison, will deliver the 12th Annual Distinguished Leonard Tim Hector Memorial Lecture in Antigua, on Thursday, November 20.
    • Professor Morrison will use the lecture to discuss the technology thrust and its implications and potential for enhancing development in the Caribbean.
    • He told JIS News that he will give special focus on the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Innovation (STEAM & I) to development in the Caribbean.

    Director General of the National Commission on Science and  Technology (NCST), Professor Errol Morrison, will deliver the 12th Annual Distinguished Leonard Tim Hector Memorial Lecture in Antigua, on Thursday, November 20.

    Professor Morrison  will use the lecture to discuss the technology thrust and  its implications and  potential for enhancing development in the Caribbean.

    He  told JIS News that he will give special focus on the importance of  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Innovation (STEAM & I) to development in the Caribbean.

    “I will at look at the Caribbean region in which we live and attempt to offer solutions for guiding us towards wealth and prosperity; while steering our thoughts towards the need for acquisition of knowledge, harnessing of skills and empowering a workplace for global competitiveness,” Professor Morrison said.

    The lecture is organized by the Leonard Tim Hector Memorial Committee, a non-profit group in Antigua, tasked with keeping alive the work and memory of the late Leonard Tim Hector.

    Mr. Hector was an Antiguan Political leader, journalist and cricket commentator, who died in 2002. He was known for his work as a Pan-Africanist, and for advancing Caribbean integration and press freedom in Antigua.

    Professor Morrison joins a list of other Caribbean intellectuals, such as Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves; Professors Rupert Lewis, the late Rex Nettleford, Hilary Beckles and Carolyn Cooper who have delivered the annual Tim memorial lecture.

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