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Five Things You Should Know About The Jamaican American Exploring A Democratic Presidential Run


By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, Mar. 15, 2019: A day after his re-election to the small 140,000 mostly black populated Florida town of Miramar, little known Jamaican American Mayor, Wayne Messam, stunned many with an announcement that he was launching an exploratory committee to consider a run as a Democratic contender for President of the United States.

So who is Wayne Messam and what exactly has he done to leap from small-town mayor to Presidential hopeful? Here are five things you should know about him:

1: Messam, 44, is the son of a Jamaican immigrant cane cutter and a mother who cooked and sold food to the cane cutters in South Bay, Florida.

2: The fourth of five children, Messam attended Glades Central High School in Belle Glade, Florida and later earned a football scholarship to Florida State University. There, the 6’ 4” Messam played as a wide receiver for the Florida State Seminoles from 1993 through 1996 and was a member of the 1993 national championship team.

3: He has a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems and started a construction company in 2007.

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4: Messam was first elected to the City Commission of Miramar, Florida in 2011, where the median income is over $66,000 and there is a 10 percent poverty rate. He later ran for and was elected the city’s first black mayor in 2015, defeating incumbent Lori Cohen Moseley and former vice mayor Alexandra Davis with 38.5 percent of the votes. He was re-elected on March 12, 2019 with 86.05 percent of the votes. A day later, he announced his Presidential exploratory bid. “Washington is not working for the American people, and these big issues need fresh eyes and bold ideas from someone closer to the people, so our voice can be heard,” Messam was quoted as saying. “Together, we can fundamentally change our country for the better and tackle these challenges with actions that match the scale and urgency of this moment.” In his announcement, Messam said he would fight hard for a progressive agenda that includes tackling gun-control laws, climate change, healthcare costs and student loan debt.

“Far too many of our friends and neighbors feel left behind and deserve someone in their corner who will fight for them,” he said. “This moment requires leadership that will set us on a path to put the American Dream within reach for every single person in this country.”

But some like @snowflake33470 was not buying it, tweeting: “Why? I guarantee nobody in America is sitting at home wishing Florida would jump into the race. Nobody. I don’t live that far away & don’t even know who you are. Focus on taking Rubio’s seat or something more useful PLZ, don’t waste everyone’s time & money on a doomed mess 😒.”

5: Messam is married to Angela Messam and is the father of three children.

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WRB Energy: What Will It Take to Develop More Renewable Energy in the Caribbean?

AMPA, Florida, March 12, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — With the abundance of clean energy resources in the Caribbean—sun, wind, water, and geothermal—it’s a natural environment for more renewable energy generation.  So why isn’t there more renewable energy produced in the Caribbean, and why aren’t there more projects in the pipeline?

With more than three decades of experience developing renewable energy projects and operating utilities, WRB Energy can address some of the challenges that hinder increased renewable energy generation in the Caribbean.

Contain costs

Most small Caribbean island nations lack economies of scale to absorb the high costs and complexities of developing relatively small renewable installations as compared to those in larger, more developed countries.  With relatively smaller populations, economies, and electricity demand, there are fewer kilowatt-hours produced to amortize the up-front investment expenses cost-effectively. However, as the prices for renewable energy equipment continue to decrease and technologies advance, solar, wind, and geothermal are increasingly more viable, least-cost options for diversified energy portfolios.

Flatten the learning curve

Government leaders with a stable long-term vision and implementation plans for increased renewable energy attract the best opportunities for project development. By working collaboratively, utilities, government, regulators and developers can help level the learning curve for initial projects.

Understand that land is precious

Securing appropriate land for project siting poses significant challenges. There is tremendous pride in land ownership, with parcels of land being passed on from generation to generation. Also, there is a history of informal land dealings, which leads to clouded property titles. Consequently, these issues can create local owner resistance to land transactions and long-term leases.

Clarify investment requirements

Banks, investors, and multilateral organizations have mandates, terms, securities and covenants that can be misunderstood in negotiations with governments, utilities and regulators. Policies and processes need to be clearly defined to avoid misinterpretation of project terms.

Harness a sustainable future

Developing renewable systems reliably and affordably requires due diligence to avoid electricity rate increases. It’s a long-term strategy requiring cooperation between stable government policies, flexible utilities, competent regulatory bodies, responsible investors, and credible development partners to design, develop and deliver renewable energy projects as promised.  Read more at https://wrbenergy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/FINAL-ENERGY-0032-2019-feature-article-3-4-19.pdf. Download photos at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8u4fxjjpjghexce/AACs-LpeFMSgBQ58o7_NrmzQa?dl=0

WRB Energy develops renewable energy projects to help stabilize electricity prices, reduce dependence on imported fuels, and drive economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. Visit www.wrbenergy.com and https://wrbenergy.com/content-solar-jamaicas-first-utility-scale-solar-plant/.

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Canada Life Reinsurance enters into €5.5bn longevity risk reinsurance agreement with SRLEV N.V. (VIVAT)

DUBLIN, March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Canada Life Reinsurance is pleased to announce that it has recently entered into a long-term longevity reinsurance agreement with VIVAT covering 70% of €8 billion of in-force liabilities. More than 150,000 of in-payment and deferred pensioners are reinsured by Canada Life Reinsurance under this agreement.

Jeff Poulin, Global Head of Canada Life Reinsurance, commented, “I am pleased to announce this significant reinsurance transaction, which highlights our strength in working effectively with VIVAT to structure a longevity risk solution to efficiently manage their overall risk. This transaction adds to our diverse longevity reinsurance portfolio and demonstrates how, together with Arpian, we create large, complex and unique risk transfer structures backed by our financial strength to benefit our clients.”

Canada Life Reinsurance offers a range of innovative risk and capital management solutions covering mortality, longevity, health and lapse risks for insurers, reinsurers and pension funds across the U.S. and Europe, including the Netherlands, the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Belgium and Ireland.

About VIVAT
VIVAT NV is the holding company for, among others, SRLEV NV, VIVAT Schadeverzekeringen NV, Proteq Levensverzekeringen NV, ACTIAM NV and Zwitserleven PPI NV. VIVAT’s subsidiaries are also active on the Dutch market with, among others, the Zwitserleven, Reaal and ACTIAM brands. A balance sheet total of €56 billion (end of December 2018) makes VIVAT one of the largest insurers in the Netherlands. Anbang Group Holdings Co. Ltd., a full subsidiary of Anbang Insurance Group Co. Ltd, is the sole shareholder of VIVAT NV. For more information please visit www.vivat.nl.

About Canada Life
Canada Life is part of a group of companies owned by Great-West Lifeco Inc., a diversified financial services holding company headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada. Great-West Lifeco and its insurance subsidiaries have received strong ratings from major rating agencies. To learn more, visit canadalifere.com.

About Great-West Lifeco Inc.
Great-West Lifeco is an international financial services holding company with interests in life insurance, health insurance, retirement and investment services, asset management and reinsurance businesses. Great-West Lifeco has operations in Canada, the United States and Europe through Great-West Life, London Life, Canada Life, Irish Life, Great-West Financial and Putnam Investments. Great-West Lifeco and its companies have approximately €0.9 trillion (C$1.4 trillion) in consolidated assets under administration as of December 31, 2018 and are members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies. Great-West Lifeco trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol GWO. To learn more, visit greatwestlifeco.com.

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Scotiabank completes acquisition of 51% of Banco Cencosud in Peru

TORONTO and LIMA, Peru, March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Scotiabank announced today it has successfully completed the acquisition of 51% of the controlling interest of Banco Cencosud after receiving regulatory approval from Peruvian authorities. Scotiabank and Banco Cencosud will jointly manage the credit card operations and offer other products and services to customers in partnership for 15 years. Scotiabank and Cencosud have similar agreements in Chile and Colombia. With the closing of this acquisition, Scotiabank has become Peru’s second largest credit card issuer.

“Partnering with Cencosud has been a rewarding process in which we have begun to leverage the potential of the consumer finance business”, said Miguel Uccelli, CEO & Country Head of Scotiabank Peru.” With this acquisition we have completed one more phase in our strategy to strengthen our consumer financing and credit card business in Peru, which aligns with our global vision to increase scale in the countries of the Pacific Alliance; Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru”, he concluded.

“Our objective is to leverage the teams from Banco Cencosud and Scotiabank to build an improved experience for all our customers”, said Carlos Morante, CEO of Banco Cencosud, and who will be in charge of the operation under the new name of CAJA CAT PERÚ. “Our customers will continue to enjoy the products they have with us, under the same conditions, but with greater support. We will continue operating separately, taking into account the special features of each business and we will continue to work with our current team of employees”, he said. Morante indicated that no customer has to change their credit cards or other products, “Everything remains the same”, he concluded.

Cencosud Peru owns the second-largest supermarket and the fourth-largest department store chain in the country. Cencosud has operated in Peru since 2007 through the Wong supermarket brand Metro supermarket and Paris department stores. It is also the owner of various shopping malls.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our more than 25 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 98,000 employees1 and assets of over $1 trillion (as at January 31, 2019), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

1Employees are reported on a full-time equivalent basis.

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Scotiabank completes acquisition of 97.44% of Banco Dominicano del Progreso

TORONTO and SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, March 1, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Scotiabank announced today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of 97.44% of Banco Dominicano del Progreso (BDP), after receiving regulatory approval by the Superintendency of Banks and the Monetary Board of the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic.

“We are excited to have completed this transaction that is fueled by the strategy of gaining greater scale in economically stable markets with prospects for growth, and allows us to expand and strengthen our operations in the country. We are building a leaner, more modern digital bank, to continue improving our customers’ experience with enhanced financial services and products” said Gonzalo Parral, CEO, Scotiabank Dominican Republic.

With the closing of this acquisition, Scotiabank doubles its customer base and strengthens its fourth-place position in terms of assets in full-service banking and its third-place ranking in the credit card segment in the Dominican Republic, with a 17% share of the market. The acquired Banco Dominicano del Progreso operations include 57 branches, 184 ABMs and more than 160 banking sub-agents, which serve more than 250,000 personal and commercial banking customers.

For further information on the integration stage, please visit www.scotiabank.com.do and www.progreso.com.do.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our more than 25 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 98,000 employees¹ and assets of over $1 trillion (as at January 31, 2019), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

¹Employees are reported on a full-time equivalent basis.

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Perfect Water for the Caribbean – Zero Mass Water Unveils SOURCE Hydropanels in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — How does a hospital maintain continuous access to its most precious resource? Zero Mass Water has the answer: SOURCE Hydropanels that use only sunlight and air to make high-quality, resilient water.

The Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator was formed by Caribbean leaders in 2017 to strengthen the region’s readiness and response to disasters. The Accelerator’s objective is to create the globes’ first climate-smart zone to transform Caribbean economies with investment opportunities that support climate action. Zero Mass Water’s SOURCE Hydropanels attracted the attention of the University Hospital of the West Indies’ (UHWI) Pediatric Ward. Looking to provide high-quality water while supporting Jamaica’s pioneering efforts as one of only a handful of countries to have banned single-use plastics, the Hospital eagerly joined the ranks of communities worldwide taking their drinking water off-grid with the renewable water technology.

“We’re excited about the impact of this hospital project, our first in partnership with the Accelerator,” says Zero Mass Water Founder and CEO Cody Friesen, “This array of SOURCE Hydropanels is providing clean, resilient drinking water to staff and patients, and represents the impact we have across the broader Caribbean.”

Installed on the Hospital’s rooftop, the Hydropanel array produces up to 3,000 liters of water per month. This installation is the first of several arrays Zero Mass Water will complete through its partnership with the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator.

Until now, communities in Jamaica lacked good options for water access. With the island’s water infrastructure often deemed too old and ineffective –Jamaicans often turn to bottled water as their primary supply, contributing to the nation’s plastic waste troubles. Recent water lock offs in Jamaica have left institutions, like UHWI, to seek better solutions.

SOURCE Hydropanels make, mineralize, and deliver high-quality drinking water by converting moisture in the air, representing a new choice for water that is both waste-less and reliable.

“A first step in building resilience is having access to clean drinking water after a disaster. The elegance in this solution is that it provides that facility while also displacing plastic water bottles that are contributors to our climate challenge. Zero Mass Water’s delivery of an innovative solution to our most vulnerable is an example to others, it embodies the kind of partnerships most desired by the Accelerator,” said Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder.

Zero Mass Water’s SOURCE Hydropanels are available for purchase and have been installed for homes and communities across the Caribbean.

About Zero Mass Water

Zero Mass Water’s mission is to make drinking water an unlimited resource. SOURCE is a Hydropanel that creates drinking water simply from sunlight and air – made possible by the combination of thermodynamics, materials science and controls technology. Zero Mass Water puts the power of safe, high-quality water production into the hands of every person in nearly every climate and corner of the world. Zero Mass Water is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona.

For more information, go to zeromasswater.com or follow Zero Mass Water on Twitter @zeromasswater.

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If you purchased dental supplies or equipment directly from Henry Schein, Patterson, Benco, or Burkhart, an $80 million class action settlement may affect you

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The following statement is being issued by Berger Montague regarding the Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation.

An $80 million cash Settlement has been reached in a lawsuit known as In re Dental Supplies Antitrust Litigation, No 16-cv-00696 (E.D.N.Y.), against Henry Schein, Inc. (“Schein”), Patterson Companies, Inc. (“Patterson”), and Benco Dental Supply Company (“Benco”) (collectively, “Defendants”). The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants agreed not to compete on prices for Dental Products. The Defendants deny these claims, insist they did nothing wrong, and a judge has not decided who is right.

Who’s Included?
The Settlement is for a “Class” that includes anyone in the U.S. who purchased Dental Products directly from Defendants or Burkhart during the Class Period: August 31, 2008 to March 31, 2016.

What does the Settlement provide?
The Defendants will pay $80 million into a “Settlement Fund.” The settlement proceeds, net of all court-approved fees and costs, will be allocated pro rata, based on relative purchase amounts. For more information on payouts, please consult paragraphs 25-30 of the November 12, 2018, Declaration of Eric L. Cramer and/or the Plan of Allocation (when it is available) on the settlement website. Class Counsel will be asking the Court to approve a fee of up to 1/3 of the Settlement amount, plus reimbursement of costs, and service awards for the named plaintiffs. That Fee Application will be available on the settlement website on March 24, 2019.

How can I receive benefits?
If the Settlement is approved, you will receive a Claim form in the mail (it will also be available on the Settlement website). You must file a claim by September 19, 2019 in order to receive a payment.

How can I exclude myself or object?
If you want to sue the Defendants yourself, you must exclude yourself from the Settlement by April 18, 2019, in which case you will not receive a payment from the Settlement. If you do not exclude yourself, you may file an objection to the Settlement or any aspect of it by April 18, 2019.

More complete information, including the Settlement Agreement and release of claims, instructions on filing a claim (when a claim form becomes available), Excluding, and Objecting is available on the settlement website, www.DentalSuppliesAntitrustClassAction.com or you may call toll free 1-844-367-8807.

When will the Court decide?
A Fairness Hearing will be held on May 22, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the U.S.D.C. for the Eastern District of NY, 225 Cadman Plaza E, Brooklyn, NY 11201 in Courtroom 8D S to consider whether to approve the Settlement and Fee Application. You may, at your own expense appear at the Hearing, but you don’t have to.

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Trinidad & Tobago’s First Citizens Group Becomes Visa Loyalty Solutions Premium Partner

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Feb. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Trinidad-based First Citizens Group has received the Premium Partner designation from fintech and insurtech company novae and leading payment technology company Visa for being one of the first banks in the Caribbean to adopt Visa Loyalty Solutions (VLS), the white-label digital loyalty platform the two companies recently co-created.

Over the years First Citizens has introduced a number of innovations locally, including Internet banking and mobile banking. It has also been recognized on several occasions for excellence in innovation, communications technology and e-commerce by the Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago.

VLS is a user-centric, universal, cross-border, all-digital, mobile-first, white-label loyalty platform for banks that enables consumers and merchants to redeem points anytime, anywhere, from any device (mobile, desktop or wearable) and using multiple payment methods (credit, debit, points or split payment), while offering banks superior customer care, same-day activation and easy administration.

Thanks to VLS’s single, smart payment solution on an invisible and securely encrypted payment platform, First Citizens clients will be able to register rewards as digital currency that can be used alone or split with other payment methods, such as credit or debit cards registered on the platform, to make payments online and contactless in-store around the world.

Finally, by integrating artificial intelligence and machine learning, VLS’s technologies will help First Citizens better analyze the interactions and purchase behaviors of its clients to present increasingly relevant offers, while retaining contact information, payment and travel preferences.

novae not only created the technology behind the digital platform, but also the program’s impressive network of international travel rewards, to which First Citizens customers will now have access. A powerful metasearch engine and partnerships with major worldwide travel aggregators enable users to get preferential pricing and exclusive deals at more than 400,000 hotels in 25,000 cities; 70,000 flights to 1,700 destinations on 130 airlines; 500 car rental companies at 30,000 locations in 170 countries; 2 million vacation rental properties in 190 countries; and 10,000 tours and other entertainment options in 90 countries.

First Citizens Group’s VLS Premier Partner designation is the latest of several awards and recognitions the bank has received. The bank was awarded the Best Bank in Trinidad and Tobago by Euromoney Award for Banking Excellence 2016 and also received an affirmed rating of BBB+/A-2 from Standard & Poor’s. Other awards bestowed on the bank over the years include Safest Bank in the English-speaking Caribbean in 2015, 2011 and 2010 (Global Finance Magazine); Best Bank In Trinidad & Tobago in 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010 and 2009 (World Finance); Bank Of The Year 2015 and 2009 (The Banker Magazine) and Bank of The Year in 2009 (Latin Finance).

“First Citizens Group is proud to have received the Visa Loyalty Solutions Premium Partner designation, which recognizes our bank’s positioning as a first adopter of cutting-edge digital and mobile solutions,” said Avril Edwards, General Manager of Electronic Banking for First Citizens Group.

“Visa Loyalty Solutions offers First Citizens a seamless and flexible digital experience that adds value and provides an unmatched customer experience,” said Ricardo Tafur, Vice President of Consumer Products for Visa in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“VLS gives First Citizens an important differentiator in this competitive retail banking market,” said Jorge Lemus, SVP and Group Country Head, Caribbean and Central America for Visa.

“As a pioneer in mobile and Internet banking, First Citizens has always offered customers cutting-edge solutions to meet their banking needs. With Visa Loyalty Solutions, they have added a powerful tool in their arsenal to maximize loyalty, boost spend and increase operational efficiency,” said Facundo Mendez, Managing Director of Enterprise, Growth and Loyalty for novae.

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Caribbean National Calls ICE “Rogue Agency”

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By NAN Staff Writer

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019: A Caribbean-born immigration advocate, who has had his own run in with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, has dubbed the body “rogue.”

Trinidad-born Ravi Ragbir, executive director of the New Sanctuary Coalition, who was arrested and detained by ICE and is fighting deportation from US, says: “ICE is a rogue agency that targets vulnerable communities for raids and deportation ignoring New York City’s support for its immigrant population.”

His comments come in ‘The Demographics of Detention,’ a new report from New York City Comptroller, Scott Stringer, on ICE’s increased enforcement across the Big Apple.

Ragbir insists that “people of faith (must) stand with immigrants as they fight to stay here with their loved ones.”

In the same report Caribbean-born Congressman, Adriano Espaillat, insists that “ICE has strayed too far from its original mission and has been allowed to function with little to no oversight during the Trump administration as the agency carries out the President’s continuous attacks on immigrant communities.”

“It remains critical that we continue our efforts to ensure protections and immigrant rights, especially for individuals and families seeking asylum here in America,” Congressman Espaillat added.

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Stringer is demanding greater protections for the families suffering from the draconian rise in ICE activity in the City under the Trump Administration – an increase that is more profound in New York than virtually all other major cities in the US.

The report from Stringer shows that deportations in NYC have soared 150 percent since Trump came to office and there has been a 265 percent jump in deportations of immigrants in the city with no prior criminal convictions – the largest increase of any major city in the country.

Overall ICE arrests in NYC are up 88 percent, the third highest increase of any major city in U.S., with Queens now home to half of all immigration court proceedings in NYC

Immigrants from China account for 20 percent of all immigration court cases in NYC. Indian immigrants account for the second largest percentage followed by immigrants from the Latin American nations of Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador. The Dominican Republic accounts for the highest number of Caribbean immigrants with 750  involved in immigration court proceedings.

 Stringer is calling on other city and state officials to support universal legal representation, ban ICE from in and around courthouses and help detained immigrants afford bond payments.


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PDSI opens 6th office location in San Juan, Puerto Rico

ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — PDSI, a premier third-party development company for the hotel industry, is pleased to announce the opening of their 6th office location in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Adding to their existing five national locations, PDSI has strategically positioned itself to address client needs as growth of the hospitality industry continues to accelerate. The San Juan office complements PDSI’s existing 5 locations in Seattle, Phoenix, Orlando, Baltimore, and Atlanta.  PDSI’s presence in San Juan strengthens its reach in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, offering its clients unparalleled support.

PDSI and its staff have been managing projects in the Caribbean for more than 30 years and have completed over $5 billion in asset management and placement.  Among other projects in the Caribbean, PDSI is managing the hurricane recovery renovation of the El San Juan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton, the renovations of the InterContinental San Juan, and the Caribe Hilton. PDSI has an experienced and talented Puerto Rico based team leading these efforts.

“PDSI has a long history of working in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and we are thrilled to reinforce our commitment to this area with a permanent physical presence,” says Ralph C. Engelberger, President of PDSI. “Our team takes great pride in this newest addition to our portfolio and our continuing relationship with clients managing asset placement in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.”

About PDSI

PDSI is a privately-held, client-focused hotel project management firm that assists its clients in the development and renovation of hospitality projects worldwide. Since our September 2001 inception, PDSI has managed all types and scales of projects: limited service to luxury, minor renovations to large scale, ground-up developments. Our team of dedicated professionals have been entrusted with managing over $4 Billion of hospitality projects, for a wide range of clients including hotel companies, REITs, financial institutions, private equity funds, management companies, and individual owners. Our work has encompassed most hotel brand owners as Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, and InterContinental.

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