Caribbean Universities Network (CU-Net)

Caribbean Universities Network (CU-Net)

Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1993 13:50:32 -0500 Reply-To: Saul Hahn From: Saul Hahn Subject: CUNet update


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

Keith Manison Senate House , Principal's Office Mona Campus University of the West Indies

Suriname: Gerold H. Van Dijk University Computer Center University of Suriname Leysweg, POB 9212 Paramaribo, Suriname

Dominican Republic Flavio Moncion Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana

Trinidad and Tobago: Sharon Laurent Caribbean Industrial Research Institute, CARIRI Tunapuna Post Office

Ian Furlong Lars Johnson National Institute of Higher Education, Research Science and Technology (NIHERST)

Saint Lucia: Albert Daniels Institute for Self Improvement, ISIS

Grenada: Loretta Simon Grenada National College Tanteen

The node in Barbados has been only recently setup and may not be operational all the time. Please contact: Robert Williams 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 (Jamaica) or (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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