At a diamond meeting a few years back, a group was taking a picture that included a controversial Zimbabwe minister. At least one participant stayed out. “I don’t want to be in a picture with someone who might end up tried for war crimes,” he said. Smart policy, I thought. I stayed out of the picture, too. A few weeks back, I wrote about negative perceptions of our industry and how they are often unfair. So I will add that comments like this don’t help:Belgium has again faced criticism from… …read more

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