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CARIBBEAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS SUMMARY for the week ending February 7th, 2014

07 Feb

 

LOCAL RESEARCH ON LIONFISH PUBLISHED IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL—02/02/14
Four Jamaican scientists have published groundbreaking research on lionfish in one of the world’s leading peer-reviewed scientific journals, Food and Chemical Toxicology. The scientists, working at the University of the West Indies, Mona, International Center for Environment and Nuclear Sciences, published their study, the “Evolution of Dietary Exposure to Minerals, Trace Elements and Heavy Metals from the Muscle Tissue of the Lionfish Pterois Volitans.”  The scientists who published their results were Leslie Ann Hoo Fung, Johann Antoine, Charles Grant and Dayne Buddo.

POLICE IN JAMAICA FIRST IN AREA TO USE AUTOMATED DATA REQUEST SYSTEM—02/05/14
The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is the first police force in the Caribbean region to utilize a custom system for the management of electronic documents and records. The new technology is used to digitally automate the approval, auditing, and managing of all communications data requests occurring between police officers and providers of services.

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