UWI ready to help Guyana combat piracy


UWI ready to help Guyana combat piracy

The University of the West Indies (UWI- Trinidad campus) is willing to help Guyana combat piracy by using low-cost mobile smart-phone tracking technology that can link up fisherfolk with Guyanese police and defence force, according to a senior official.

Senior Lecturer at UWI’s Department of Engineering, Kim Mallalieu is in Kigali, Rwanda where her department made a presentation on how Trinidad and Tobago fisherfolk are using the mFisheries application suite on their mobile phones to seek emergency response and also acquire specific advice on how to deal with technical glitches such as engine failure while at sea. 

Mallalieu said the technology could be provided to Guyana free of cost to help fisherfolk summon the Coast Guard to precise areas where they may have been attacked. “Absolutely! We would do that immediately,” she told Demerara Waves Online News in an interview at the Kigali Serena Hotel-venue for the ICT For Agriculture-the digital springboard for inclusive agriculture being held from November 4 to 8, 2013.  [Read more]



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