Sir Hilary: Need for quality research


Added 24 October 2012


While western hemisphere countries are gradually emerging from the worldwide recession, the response of Barbados and other English-speaking Caribbean countries to post-recession development is the most sluggish. Sir Hilary Beckles, principal of the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill Campus, stated this yesterday during the School for Graduate Studies and Research’s fourth Annual Postgraduate Scholarship Holders’ Breakfast at the campus’ 3Ws Pavilion where 50 graduates received scholarships. Beckles said that the slow economic growth response could be attributed to the fact that the private and political sectors had an ad hoc judgment in running the economy, rather than focusing on the impact that research has on development in terms of new ideas, products and ways of generating value. “It has to do with the undeveloped nature of research-driven policy. Therefore, one of the contributions that the university can make at this time is to establish as a way of life in Barbados, the need for quality research,” Sir Hilary said. (AH)


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