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CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending December 13th, 2013

13 Dec

CANADIAN FIRM TO ENTER CARIBBEAN HYDROGEN TECH GENERATOR PROJECT—12/07/13
DynaCERT, a company that is based in Toronto, Canada, will partner with an unnamed firm and begin the first phase of a Caribbean hydrogen Technology generator project. The pilot program is scheduled to begin in December 2013, and will have three phases designed to test proprietary hydrogen technology.

CRFM NATIONS TO INVESTIGATE FISH AGGREGATION DEVICE TO REDUCE COSTS—12/08/13
Companies in the Caribbean are considering the use of technology designed to increase the catch of deep sea fish, including tuna, at a reduced cost. The technology involves Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD) and has been used in some Caribbean nations. Fishery authorities are thinking about expanding the use of FAD throughout the region.

COSTA RICAN FIRM USES INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR SHIPPING—12/10/13
Aerocasillas, a company based in Costa Rica, uses subsidiaries to create the top e-commerce logistics provider in the Caribbean region. The firm’s partnership with Integer.pl Group, which owns the biggest network of parcel lockers in the world, will allow Costa Rica to be the first nation to receive five advanced locker devices. These devices provide consumers with the ability to pick up packages 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

HARD TIMES FOR CARIBBEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION—12/12/13
The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) is having financial difficulties, but this has not dampened the enthusiasm of members meeting in Guyana for their annual workshop. The meeting provided the venue for launching new ideas and for rethinking the CSF’s model for funding.

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