Botswana became independent in 1966. But at this year’s JCK show in Las Vegas, the country—or at least the diamond part of it—seemed to be declaring its independence for a second time. Not only did the world’s leading diamond producer have a tourism-promoting booth at the show (which, suffice it to say, doesn’t get lots of booths devoted to tourism), its minister of minerals, energy, and water resources, Onkokame Kitso Mokaila, was quite visible, accepting an award at the Diamond Empowerment… …read more

Source: JCK Online Cutting Remarks – Diamond Industry News – Rob Bates