UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER
This is an update on the Caribbean Universities Network project, CUNet. I am pleased to inform you that Belize, as part of CUNet, has a fully operational node.
CUNet is at present being administered by the Organization of American States (OAS), under the RedHUCyT umbrella project, with the collaboration of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) and all the member institutions.
We are embarking in a second phase which includes provisions for a full Internet connection for Jamaica using a leased 64Kbps fiber optics link to the NSF node in Homestead.
We will continue expanding dial-up connectivity, through UPR, to all the remaining OAS Caribbean countries not yet in operation. In the next few weeks we expect nodes in Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Guyana, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to become fully operational. Some of these nodes are already up on an experimental basis.
Current operational nodes are in: Barbados, Belize, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Jamaica, Suriname, Saint Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago. Other nodes are in testing stage.
The following is a list of CUNet Coordinators, corresponding to institutions that are part of this network, connected and using e-mail regularly. Additional institutions as well as other Caribbean countries will be incorporated in the following weeks.
Belize: Brian Candler (VSO computer specialist, UCB) University College of Belize, PO Box 990, | Tel: +501 2 32732 Belize City, BELIZE, Central America. | Fax: +501 2 30255
Jamaica: Archie Marshall 237 Old Hope Road Kingston 6, Jamaica College of Arts Science and Technology, CAST firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Manison Senate House , Principal's Office Mona Campus University of the West Indies email@example.com
Suriname: Gerold H. Van Dijk University Computer Center University of Suriname Leysweg, POB 9212 Paramaribo, Suriname firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominican Republic Flavio Moncion Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana email@example.com
Trinidad and Tobago: Sharon Laurent Caribbean Industrial Research Institute, CARIRI Tunapuna Post Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Furlong Lars Johnson National Institute of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology (NIHERST) Lars_J@niherst.gov.tt
Saint Lucia: Albert Daniels Institute for Self Improvement, ISIS email@example.com
Grenada: Loretta Simon Grenada National College Tanteen firstname.lastname@example.org
The node in Barbados has been only recently setup and may not be operational all the time. Please contact: Robert Williams email@example.com phone: 809-425-1310 Fax: 809-425-1327
For further information on CUNet you may also contact Archie Marshall, independent consultant to the OAS, at Archie@cast.edu.jm (Jamaica) or Archie_Marshall@umail.umd.edu (Internet)
I will keep you posted of further developments. Best regards, Saul Hahn
==================================================== Saul Hahn, Ph.D Coordinator Basic Sciences and Networking Organization of American States Department of Scientific and Technological Affairs 1889 F-Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20006 Tel (202) 458-3359, 3340 Fax:(202) 458-3167
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