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Royalton White Sands Earns People’s Choice Award among Others at Biennial Hospitality Jamaica Awards

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TORONTO, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On Saturday, November 19thRoyalton White Sands was the honored recipient of three prestigious awards, handed out on behalf of Hospitality Jamaica in Montego Bay. The ceremony was brought together hoteliers from across Jamaica and in the presence of industry leaders during an era of responsible tourism, Royalton White Sands was awarded People’s Choice All-Inclusive, Best All-Inclusive over 300 Rooms, and Best in Innovation.

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“Royalton White Sands is delighted to be acknowledged by its community in Jamaica,” said Kerry Ann Quallo Casserly, Jamaica Director of Sales for Royalton Luxury Resorts. “In particular, the People’s Choice Award is an impressive testament to our ability to provide a markedly different all-inclusive vacation experience, filled with thoughtful touches to create lasting impressions.”

The Hospitality Jamaica awards are this trade publication’s yearly event in recognition of the island’s highly competitive hotel industry. Across a period of six months, more than 300,000 stakeholders put forth their nominations from a list identified by the Jamaica Gleaner. On September 11th, the voting process was opened to the public. Royalton White Sands earned accolades for being the People’s Choice All-Inclusive, Best All-Inclusive over 300 Rooms, and Best in Innovation as well as runner-up in the categories of Best Eco-Sustainable Resort and Best Cuisine.

“The most important criteria all entries shared were the continuous upgrade of facilities and ongoing training of staff,” said Enrico Pezzoli, General Manager of Jamaica for Royalton Luxury Resorts. “The corporate philosophy of Royalton Luxury Resorts is in line with these elements; we continuously improve guest experience and create ongoing opportunities for staff to nurture their professional development.”

To book your next luxury all-inclusive vacation visit www.royaltonresorts.com or contact your travel agent.

About Royalton Luxury Resorts
Epitomizing modern elegance, award winning Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury® vacations in some of the world’s most popular tropical destinations, including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba. Boasting an array of world-class all inclusive features including the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, All-In Connectivity™ with complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room long distance calling, a Sports Event Guarantee™, and more. Many of the resorts cater equally to families and couples alike, with industry-leading supervised kids and teen activities offered at no additional cost combined with family-friendly accommodation and dining options. Royalton Luxury Resorts will expand its offering of upscale and elegant vacation experiences with the addition of five new resorts, Royalton Blue Waters which opened on October 15th and Royalton Saint Lucia, Royalton Negril and their adults only Hideaway will open early, 2017.

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SECRET BAY AWARDED WITH WORLD’S BEST BOUTIQUE HOTEL 2016 BY WORLD BOUTIQUE HOTEL AWARDS

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Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay, l. receives the top award at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.

Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay, l. receives the top award at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.

CaribPR Wire, Portsmouth, Dominica, Tues. Nov. 22, 2016: Secret Bay, an exclusive eco-luxury boutique resort located on the pristine, unadulterated island of Dominica, has been awarded the “World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016” by the World Boutique Hotel Awards. The eight-villa hideaway was honored as being capable of transporting guests into “a novel world through the history of the location, its culture and its own stylistic flair.” The awards were announced on November 9, 2016 at a gala dinner held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London. Attendees included boutique hotel owners, travel and lifestyle press and influencers from around the world.

“As a relatively new, small and remote property, it’s a humbling honor to be awarded the ‘World’s Best Boutique Hotel’ and to be in such impressive company,” said Gregor Nassief, proprietor of Secret Bay. “This distinction is shared with the exceptional and dedicated Secret Bay staff, the property’s conceptual architect, Fruto Vivas, our amazing 3,000+ guests who have welcomed us into their lives over the past five years, and my wife, Sandra, whose unending support made a world of difference.”

The World Boutique Hotel Awards are based on elements of design and concept, dining, facilities, location and service, as well as the overall experience and emotional journey produced by the property.

The 2016 World’s Best Category Winners are listed below.

World’s Best Boutique Hotel 2016 – Secret Bay, Dominica

World’s Best Beach or Coastal Hotel –  El Nido, Pangulasian Island, Philippines

World’s Best City Hotel – 11 Mirrors, Kiev, Ukraine

World’s Best Classic Hotel – Hotel Heritage, Bruges, Belgium

World’s Best Culinary Hotel – Vila Joya, Algarve, Portugal

World’s Most Inspired Design Hotel – Kau Manor, Estonia

World’s Best Honeymoon Hideaway – Punta Tragara, Capri, Italy

World’s Best New Hotel Hotel – Gotham, Manchester, United Kingdom

World’s Best Relaxation Retreat – The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Bali, Indonesia

World’s Most Romantic Hotel – Aenaon Villas, Santorini, Greece

World’s Most Sustainable Hotel – Vigilius Mountain Resort, South Tyrol, Italy

World’s Best Wellness Spa – Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy

World’s Best Private Villa – Over Yonder Cay, The Bahamas

Secret Bay features eight  secluded and sustainable villas and bungalows that are nestled in nature and positioned on a breathtaking clifftop overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Offering a wealth of unique experiences, completely personalised fine dining, architectural treehouse-style villas — including two new additions –  and night and day access to remote beaches, Secret Bay provides guests the ultimate five-star hideaway experience.   Secret Bay has received more than 30 accolades since opening, including being selected as a recipient of Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Condé Nast Johansens’ Best Green Hotel 2016 in the Caribbean & Pacific, TripAdvisor’s 3rd Best Small Hotel in the Caribbean, and featured as part of Caribbean Journal’s Coolest Hotels for 2016 this year.

Secret Bay is located at Ross Boulevard, Dominica and can be reached at (+1) 767.445.4444 or info@secretbay.dm, and online at http://secretbay.dm/.

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interCaribbean moves to 18 flights weekly between San Juan and Tortola

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TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce a major increase in air service to commence double daily services effective from December 19th, 2016 and triple daily 4 times a week.

This new AM and PM services give the opportunity for business and leisure travelers in the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to visit for a day, and be home in time for dinner. These flights operated by EMB 120 aircraft are the fastest turbo prop aircraft in its class making it the quickest connection.

Trevor Sadler, interCaribbean Chief Executive Officer said, “Since we first began service into the San Juan to Tortola we have seen a steady increase in the demand for our flights.  We are pleased to respond to this demand with significant increase in flights between two favorite islands and in addition to new daily flights from Tortola to Antigua.”

Commenting on the recent announcement by interCaribbean Airways of an increase in service to the British Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands Director of Tourism Mrs. Sharon Flax-Brutus said, “The BVI Tourist Board is pleased that interCaribbean Airways is demonstrating its commitment to bring convenient air transportation to the region and applauds the airline’s recent decision to increase service to the BVI.  The increase in service between the BVI and Antigua and the BVI and San Juan is welcome news as it will help address the challenge of airlift and accessibility to the destination.”

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About interCaribbean Airways:
interCaribbean Airways is based in the Turks & Caicos Islands, and was founded 25 years ago to connect you and the Caribbean. The company operates a fleet of EMB 120, Twin Otter, BE99 aircraft connecting the Turks & Caicos to Antigua, Tortola, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Cuba; Domestic flights in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay, are also offered.

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COSME ANNOUNCES THREE FINALISTS FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR WEEK

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CaribPR Wire, TORTOLA, BVI, November 17, 2016COSME, an European Union funded programme and key supporter of entrepreneurs in the Caribbean region, is proud to announce its three finalists in their Confessions of an Entrepreneur contest.  The three finalists are: Libbie Oliver, Owner of Caribbean Mountain Coffee, British Virgin Islands, Cristal Legrand of SSSAS Tourism Ambassador in Sint Maarten and Madhavi Mathura of Accounting & Enterprise Solutions in Cayman Islands.  These finalists were able to deliver a short, well-articulated message about being an Entrepreneur. The contest was open to all entrepreneurs in the 12 Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT’s): Anguilla, Aruba, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barthelemy, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten and Turks and Caicos.

The three videos have been posted on Facebook with voting boxes. The final winner will be selected by the public through online voting, which can be done here or at  http://bit.ly/COSMEVideo. The video with the most votes by midnight November 20th, 2016 will win a HD Kindle Fire.

Ms. Oliver of Caribbean Mountain Coffee focused on the need for passion and how it will carry you through in a well-crafted message that tied into her own passion for coffee. Ms. Legrand of SSSAS Tourism is a brand new entrepreneur that was bubbling with enthusiasm and commitment for her upcoming opening.  Ms. Mathura of Accounting & Enterprise Solutions was clear about her dream and the need to just make a start or nothing can happen. All videos presented excellent messages.

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week VI initiatives, COSME adopted the Confessions of an Entrepreneur series in its efforts to learn more and share more stories from entrepreneurs in the Overseas Territories.  This contest generated awareness and coordinated with a number of Entrepreneur activities taking place during Global Entrepreneur week, November to 14 – 20, 2016.

“The Confessions of an Entrepreneur contest enables COSME to show its support through results driven social media in profiling these successful entrepreneurs. This contest demonstrates that social media implemented in addition to traditional channels is an effective tool that OCT entrepreneurs can use to create awareness for their businesses in and beyond their country borders. During the video submission week COSME received over 30,000 visits,” stated, Diana Hendrickson-Fleming, COSME, Key Expert.

The public will choose which of the three entrepreneurs’ videos at http://bit.ly/COSMEVideo has the best Confession. Join in on the fun and cast your vote.  Voting will close November 20, 2016.

ABOUT COSME

COSME is a 54-month programme with the responsibility to disperse 15M Euros to projects benefiting participating Caribbean Territories. The funds were made available by the European Union (EU). The programme’s overall objective is to contribute to the sustainable and climate-resilient economic diversification and prosperity of Caribbean OCTs by improving the competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the participating territories.

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Media Contact:

Samuel K. Kruiner

Private Sector Development Expert/SME Expert (British OCTs)

Caribbean OCTs SME (COSME) Programme SME Regional Project Office

Email: Samuel.kruiner@gopa.de

SME Regional Project Office

Road Town

Tortola

British Virgin Islands

www.cosmeprogramme.org

www.facebook.com/cosmeprogramme

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Viking Cold Solutions’ Thermal Energy Storage system demonstrates over 30% energy savings in a 3rd party study and is recommended for adoption by utilities in California

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An innovative thermal energy storage system using phase change material and intelligent controls provides significant cost savings, enhanced product monitoring, and protection for cold storage operators and supermarkets.

HOUSTON, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Viking Cold Solutions, a leader in thermal energy storage systems, today announced that a Southern California Utility, along with an independent 3rd party energy management firm, ASWB Engineering, completed a Field Demonstration Study of the Viking Cold Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system. The study verified a reduction in electricity consumption of 30% and 39% in two separate low temperature cold storage facilities in the San Diego area. Based on the results of this study, the Utility and ASWB recommended that California utilities adopt the technology into their Energy Efficiency incentive programs.

The purpose of the independent study was to determine the effectiveness of Viking Cold’s patented TES system in cold storage freezer applications and to qualify the system for California utility inventive programs as part of the California Energy Commission Emerging Technologies initiative.

“The benefits of the technology include reduced refrigeration equipment run time and increased product safety during power emergencies due to the thermal storage capabilities of the solution,” said John Baffa, Professional Engineer at ASWB Engineering.

“It is exciting to see our technology recognized by a leading utility energy efficiency program and I’m pleased that the study validates the results that Viking Cold customers already experience daily,” said James Bell, CEO of Viking Cold Solutions. “Our passive, non-mechanical system is a cost-effective way to reduce energy consumption across the cold chain, from walk-in freezers to large distribution warehouses, which can be used stand-alone, or to boost the return with solar PV.”

Two locations currently using Viking Cold’s TES system were studied by ASWB. The first test site, a walk-in freezer on Camp Pendleton in Southern California, showed a net facility energy savings of 30%.  The second test site is a commercial freezer warehouse at the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. By leveraging the Food Bank’s existing photovoltaic system to run the refrigeration during the day and using Viking Cold’s TES system at night, the facility showed a net energy savings of 39%.

“Electricity costs are one of the top two expenses in the cold storage industry and this study demonstrates the value of using an intelligent Thermal Energy Storage system to reduce energy consumption in freezers,” said Corey Rosenbusch, President and CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). “Based on these results, our membership should evaluate this technology for their own low temperature applications.”

The complete Phase Change Material and Controls Field Demonstration Study, written by ASWB Engineering, can be downloaded on the California Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council’s website at http://www.etcc-ca.com/reports/phase-change-material-and-controls-study-low-temp-refrigeration-applications.

About Viking Cold Solutions:

Viking Cold Solutions™ is an energy management company, which makes the world’s cold storage systems more efficient using proprietary Phase Change Material (PCM) and intelligent controls.  The Thermal Energy Storage (TES) solution stores energy, reduces demand, shifts load, monitors the facility, and provides thermal back-up protection. The company’s patented TES systems have saved over 7,000 MWh of energy, reduced carbon footprint by over 4,600 metric tons, and prevented more than $13M of product loss. Learn more at vikingcold.com

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Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander For Chicago’s Jazz Showcase

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Legendary Piano Master And Jamaica's Commander Of Distinction, Monty Alexander

Legendary Piano Master And Jamaica’s Commander Of Distinction, Monty Alexander

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Nov. 14, 2016: Grammy-nominated, Jamaican jazz pianist and band leader, Monty Alexander, is coming to the legendary Chicago Jazz Showcase later this month.

Alexander and the Harlem-Kingston Express band, whose blend of music combines jazz seamlessly with the reggae genre of his homeland, will play the Chicago Jazz Showcase from November 24-27, 2016. Show times are 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. nightly.

The Jazz Showcase is the oldest historic jazz club in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1947 by Joe Segal and is now owned and operated by Wayne Segal, Joe Segal’s son.

Caribbean and other jazz fans who call Chicago home can see the award-winning Jamaican musician and his band by securing their tickets for the shows here or by logging on to the Chicago Jazz Showcase website. Tickets are $45 and $25, respectively, per show.

Alexander is an American classic. His performances have been called pure magic by many journalists and jazz fans around the world, and his sets are undoubtedly “a refined concept of groove.” This extraordinary musician continues to tour the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. His energetic pieces, documented on more than 70 CDs, draws upon the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicings, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition “to build up the heat and kick up a storm,” as Alexander puts it.

In the course of any given performance, Alexander applies those aesthetics to repertoire spanning a broad range of jazz and Jamaican musical expression – the American songbook and the blues, gospel and bebop, calypso and reggae. Like his “eternal inspiration” – Erroll Garner –  Alexander is cited as the fifth greatest jazz pianist ever in The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time (Hal Leonard Publishing) and mentioned in Robert Doerschuk’s ‘88: The Giants of Jazz Piano.’

For more on the Monty Alexander and his music visit him on YouTube or at montyalexander.com. You can also like him on Facebook at facebook.com/officialmontyalexander or keep up to date on his performance on Twitter at @montyHKE.

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Royalton Hicacos Named Leader in Quality by Cuban Ministry of Tourism

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TORONTO, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On October 27th Royalton Hicacos, a premier adults-only hotel from Royalton Luxury Resorts, was awarded for its superior quality and superb guest experience during an industry event hosted by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) and the Cuban-Canadian Trade and Tourism Union at the world-famous Tropicana Cabaret in Havana.

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“Royalton Hicacos has been adored by guests for many years and to be awarded by such a reputable agency in Cuba is an honour,” said Mohamad Fawzi, Senior Director of Operations, Blue Diamond Resorts, Cuba. “Each member of the staff at this resort is committed to delivering the highest quality of service to valued guests.”

Royalton Hicacos has enjoyed high occupancy and guest satisfaction in the years since becoming a part of Royalton Luxury Resorts. Notably, this resort is listed at the top of numerous guest-rated travel websites for its ability to provide a superior vacation experience in a region of Cuba well-known to tourists with a variety of all-inclusive options.  On TripAdvisor®, the hotel is currently ranked among the top two hotels in all of with 4.5 stars from 4,000 reviews. Recognition from Trip Advisor includes the 2014 Traveler’s Choice Award of Excellence and the 2016 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence.

A picturesque all-inclusive resort, Royalton Hicacos brings guests an authentic oceanfront vacation experience with thatch roof buildings, and a property of bridges, small fountains and mature greenery.  This luxurious adults-only resort is a cut above other Varadero hotels with its all-inclusive resort facilities designed to create a perfect ambiance for relaxation. Guests are invited to enjoy a choice of five delicious restaurants and six bars which include a newly-renovated jazz bar and a lively XS night club.

To book your next luxury all-inclusive vacation visit www.royaltonresorts.com or contact your travel agent.

About Royalton Luxury Resorts
Epitomizing modern elegance, award winning Royalton Luxury Resorts offer All-In Luxury® vacations in some of the world’s most popular tropical destinations, including Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Cuba. Boasting an array of world-class all inclusive features including the premium, handcrafted DreamBed™, unlimited reservation-free luxury dining, All-In Connectivity™ with complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room long distance calling, a Sports Event Guarantee™, and more.  Many of the resorts cater equally to families and couples alike, with industry-leading supervised kids and teen activities offered at no additional cost combined with family-friendly accommodation and dining options. Royalton Luxury Resorts will expand its offering of upscale and elegant vacation experiences with the addition of five new resorts, Royalton Blue Waters on October 15, 2016 and Royalton Saint Lucia, Royalton Negril and their adults only Hideaway will open January 15, 2017.

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Will Trump make owning a second passport even more desirable?

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Americans anxious to join the global citizenship movement

MONTREAL, Nov. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Donald Trump’s ascent to the White House is by all means historic. Doubted and disregarded at first, Mr. Trump’s rhetoric gained momentum as it resonated with more and more Americans than he ever thought. Trump’s presidency will inevitably mark a new era. An era of change.

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As every change creates opportunity, we reflect on the expected “Trump effect” on global citizenship, in particular to the trend of investing in second residence and citizenship. Over the past decade, countries who have implemented or restructured programs to attract wealthy investors have more than doubled, proving its resilience and sustainability as investment mechanism.

We have already witnessed a sudden spike in enquiries from American citizens looking for a second citizenship. Being used to surge in web traffic, especially post Brexit, Arton Capital’s website held up quite well. Our web analytics team noted the overlap of increased traffic and flood of enquiries originating from states where Hillary Clinton had won with California, New York and Virginia being among the top sources.

Arton Capital expects to see Americans becoming an integral part of the global citizenship movement. Just like the Brits did after the Brexit referendum. We are already witnessing an increased demand from these newly emerged markets of immigrant investors. The British are mostly looking to secure an option for relocation, due to unclear situation in the kingdom. Even though it remains to be seen, if Trump will implement everything he stood for during his campaign, Americans are concerned and are looking for ways to hedge the downside. Although the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship website failed to handle the increased traffic, the liberal Canadian government is making the most of this new political conjuncture, stating their openness and readiness to welcome anyone who is interested in relocating to and doing in Canada.

Traditionally, the British Tier 1 program and the American EB-5 have demonstrated steady and solid demand. However, our team is already witnessing a significant outflow and redirection towards other parts of the world who are competing for investors. The European options are an attractive alternative, where those who would normally look for Tier 1 are now more interested in countries like Cyprus or Portugal.

The demand of the EB-5 program, whereby investors are granted a green card after fulfilling investment and job creation requirements, has also been affected. In less than 24 hours, we saw a number of our clients putting a hold on their EB-5 applications, looking for friendlier alternatives. USA may no longer be seen as a safe haven for entrepreneurs and business tycoons. Still in shock, we expect them to re-route towards those international English-speaking, business-friendly and conflict-free hubs like Canada, Singapore or Australia. The Caribbean is also likely to pick up, thanks to its relative proximity to the States and the very competitive speed and cost in obtaining a second citizenship. Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Saint Kitts and Nevis all run well known citizenship by investment programs.

Hollywood names have also spoken but will they act upon? Snoop Dogg claimed he will resettle to Toronto, Amy Schumer, reportedly said will move to Spain, Chelsea Handler has reportedly invested in a property in a different country and Samuel L. Jackson has declared that he will be moving to South Africa.

What will happen to the US passport? Passport Index, the most popular global ranking of the world’s passports had seen a surge in monthly average traffic. Surprisingly, US traffic surge also included states voted and won by Trump. “Americans are worried on the Trump effect on their passport,” shared John Hanafin, CEO of Arton Capital.

As the only real time ranking, the Passport Index is prone to reflect some swings in the next two to three years. If US foreign policy becomes less diplomatic, visa-free agreements may be frozen or invalidated, which will hurt the passport’s power. Currently the US passport ranks 4th, with a visa free score of 155. “Even though it is too early to say, we will not be surprised if the American passport drops to 6th position,” shared Hanafin. Similarly, in an extreme scenario, if EU imposes visa restrictions to Brits fowling Brexit, it will send the UK passport on a downward spiral landing it in the group of Argentina, Romania or even Israel.

Geographic and demographic landscape of investor immigration is changing, as a result of major shifts in the political paradigm governing Europe and the United States. Global citizenship will remain a solid and reliable solution to the new challenges HNW investors will be facing. New global centers will emerge where those will be best defined by the very values and beliefs that have been driving the world in the post-war era. Global citizenship in a Trump world, more than ever before, will stand for openness, tolerance, acceptance, inclusion and progress and will remain as one of the key proponents of the values that define a democratic society.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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MADISON, N.J. and ST. VINCENT & the GRENADINES, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s expansion in the Caribbean with the opening of St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty.

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The firm, which is led by Michelle Bellegarde, owner and chief executive officer, and Pierre Bellegarde, president, will serve the luxury real estate market throughout the 32 island nation located in the Eastern Caribbean including the islands of St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Tobago Cays, Palm Island, Mayreau and Union.

“St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a hidden gem in the Caribbean,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “With pristine beaches in an idyllic setting, the islands are attractive for second-home buyers. We are proud to welcome Michelle and Pierre Bellegarde and their team to our network.”

“It gives us great pride to represent the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in this incredible part of the Caribbean,” said Michelle Bellegarde. “We look forward to providing an exceptional real estate experience for those seeking the luxurious and incomparable Caribbean lifestyle.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty is located conveniently along the Belmont Walkway in Port Elizabeth, Bequia.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide. St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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MADISON, N.J. and ST. VINCENT & the GRENADINES, Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced the brand’s expansion in the Caribbean with the opening of St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sotheby's International Realty logo

The firm, which is led by Michelle Bellegarde, owner and chief executive officer, and Pierre Bellegarde, president, will serve the luxury real estate market throughout the 32 island nation located in the Eastern Caribbean including the islands of St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Tobago Cays, Palm Island, Mayreau and Union.

“St. Vincent & the Grenadines is a hidden gem in the Caribbean,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “With pristine beaches in an idyllic setting, the islands are attractive for second-home buyers. We are proud to welcome Michelle and Pierre Bellegarde and their team to our network.”

“It gives us great pride to represent the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in this incredible part of the Caribbean,” said Michelle Bellegarde. “We look forward to providing an exceptional real estate experience for those seeking the luxurious and incomparable Caribbean lifestyle.”

St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty is located conveniently along the Belmont Walkway in Port Elizabeth, Bequia.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 20,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide. St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services. In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house. The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

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