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And now the news:
Three jewelers buy
– Interview with
Providence Chain goes
– And somewhat more optimistic, Motley
Is Botswana rethinking
its diamond sales?
– Indians also look
Indian jewelry exports may
rise 7-8% this year: GJEPC.
Clinton: Only Zimbabwe rulers benefit
– Govt. newspaper: British firms buying
– Global Witness release.
– Wall Street Journal: Diggers
– Is this really Kimberley’s problem?
Arrested NGO worker seized
– Claims mistreatment.
– Bail sought.
– Says he
was “set up.”
Russia arrests four
Phillipines jeweler denied
appeal on smuggling/tax charges.
Stiff fine for Namibian diamond theft.
Diamond thief nabbed due to Facebook. Amusing.
Another strange thief: Delaware County serial
Canadian diamond factory doubles in
Stanford to consider “conflict minerals” in
Afghanistan may have
Lesotho mine gets
new managing director.
DDC meets with
World Diamond Congress to
be held in Russia. I will be there …
– The Atlantic says women should
“rebel” against diamonds.
– Wisconsin newspaper on
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