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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, March 21, 2001

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Health care incubator grows

The Hawaii Health Care Business Incubator has added two tenants, bringing to four the companies in its Harbor Court offices. Joining are Healthcare Directive Partners, an online provider of patients' medical instructions, and Pacific Tele-medicine, a startup specializing in remote health care. The incubator, a for-profit subsidiary of HMSA, was started last year to provide space and services for startup high-technology health care companies. Its other tenants are eHana LLC and Copernicus Computer Services.

Executive to lead project in Belize

WSF Corp. announced yesterday that Charles Fortner will oversee construction and startup of an 800-acre technology park in Belize. Fortner, to be chairman and chief executive of WSF's Science and Technology Park, was president of Hawai'i wireless company Island Page Inc.

Fortner has purchased 7 percent of WSF's outstanding shares, and was named a vice president. The owner, sole trustee and asset manager for 31,000 acres of ocean-front property in Belize announced an agreement last year with the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas to create the high-tech park. WSF will provide land and management expertise, while the IC2 Institute will contribute strategic planning and encourage leading science and technology firms to locate in Belize.