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imum requirements for an international scheme of certification for rough
diamonds with a view to breaking the link between armed conflict and the
trade in rough diamonds”. The Clean Diamond Trade Act in the United States
is intended to serve a similar purpose.
Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas “offers park visitors a one-of-akind
experience—the adventure of hunting for real diamonds. You’ll search
over a 37 ½-acre plowed field that is the eroded surface of the world’s eighth
largest diamond-bearing volcanic crater. If you find a diamond, it is yours
to keep … Mining tools are available to rent.”
Patricia S. Lane was appointed as a member and designated chair of the
Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board for a term ending December
Stuart J. Whitley, Q.C., and Brenda L. Edwards were appointed, and Ingrid
A. Friesen and Barry L. Long were reappointed, to the British Columbia
Review Board for terms of two, four, three and four years, respectively.
Several reappointments were made to the Mental Health Review Board
including, form the legal community, Maureen E. Baird, Q.C., Natalie L.
Hebert, Wayne N. Plenert and Douglas S. Cochran. Their terms run to
December 31, 2018.
Dubai’s Gold and Diamond Park, established in 2011, is “a treasure trove of
some of the world’s finest jewellery, gemstones, precious stones, gold, silver,
platinum and high-end personal accessories”. Apparently it “draws residents
and tourists in enthusiastic numbers” with an “exceptionally
convenient location on Sheikh Zayed Road”.
In 2012 John Walker & Sons marketed—for £120,000 each—Diamond
Jubilee Blended Scotch Whisky. (Diamonds are associated with 60-year
anniversaries as well as 75-year ones, and 2012 was Queen Elizabeth II’s
60th year on the throne.) The Telegraph reported that each “diamond-shaped
crystal decanter made by Baccarat … contains a blend of grain and malt
whiskies, all distilled in and maturing since 1952, finished in a cask of English
oak from the Queen’s Sandringham Estate”.
The Civil Resolution Tribunal (“CRT”) is Canada’s first online tribunal. The
following individuals were reappointed as members for terms ending
December 31, 2021: Maureen E. Baird, Q.C., Wendy A. Baker, Q.C.,