After the United States didn’t block the resumption of Marange exports under the Kimberley Process in 2011, it was desperate to have something to show for an outcome it was clearly not happy about. So the U.S. reps struck a deal with South Africa to carry out what was labeled a two-year “reform agenda,” to bring much-needed change to the KP. To help cement this newfound alliance, after hours at one KP meeting, former assistant secretary of state Jose Fernandez crooned a karaoke duet with the… …read more

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