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Bermuda Emissions Control Wins Applause at Paris Environmental Conference

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Donal Smith, the Founder and CEO of Bermuda Emissions Control, Ltd. (BECL), of Hamilton, Bermuda

Donal Smith, the Founder and CEO of Bermuda Emissions Control, Ltd. (BECL), of Hamilton, Bermuda.

CaribPR Wire, PARIS, Tues. December 15, 2015: The growing need for vehicle emission control around the world was the subject of an address given at the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris by Donal Smith, the Founder and CEO of Bermuda Emissions Control, Ltd. (BECL), of Hamilton, Bermuda.

In presenting an overview of his Bermuda-based operation to delegates assembled at the ‘Wider Caribbean Pavilion’ in Paris, France on Friday, December 4, 2015, Smith said the small island of Bermuda had taken the lead in ensuring that vehicle emissions met strict quality control standards as a mandatory government requirement, since his company, BECL, began operating in 2009. “It took 20 years of painstaking research and development to open our first inspection plant but it was worth it,” he said.

Smith elaborated on the ways he was fulfilling his company’s commitment to help protect residents on Bermuda’s densely populated 22-square mile island from dangerous levels of carbon monoxide released into the fragile environment from vehicles licensed to operate on the public roadways.

He reminded the audience that Bermuda had achieved global relevance as an international financial centre which led the world in asset protection for ‘blue chip’ corporations. “Helping to protect the Island’s pristine environment has enhanced Bermuda’s appeal as a prominent offshore domicile of choice,” said the former Deputy Mayor of the City of Hamilton, Bermuda’s business Capital.

“The compulsory testing of vehicles on Bermudas roads contributes greatly towards ensuring a safer and cleaner quality of air and helps diminish the long-term impact of vehicular emissions, which research has identified as a significant cause of respiratory ailments which contribute to a high incidence of health concerns, such as asthma and bronchitis,” he added.

In concluding his remarks, Mr. Smith congratulated France on hosting the ‘COP21 Climate Change Conference,’ which resulted in 195 countries approving an historical draft agreement to address the world’s climate change challenges by the year 2020.

“I am so very pleased to see islands from the Caribbean region so well represented at the conference and I look forward to meeting them again to discuss the pressing need for Vehicle Emission Control at the COP22conference next year in Morocco along with the many delegates from all parts of the world I have had the privilege of meeting in Paris,” he said.

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For a transcript of the Paris presentation and details of the services provided by Bermuda Emission Control Ltd please contact:

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Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd.                                Marston Webb International

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Airlift Into Antigua And Barbuda Increases With Addition Of Seaborne Airlines

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Seaborne Airlines launched service to Antigua and Barbuda on Sunday December 13

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Plans made by Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials to welcome more flights from more airlines and tour operators around the world, upon completion of one of the largest and most modern airports in the Eastern Caribbean have rapidly taken off.

The Antigua and Barbuda Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Asot Michael, and Tourism Officials, welcomed a fourth airline into the destination, just three months after the opening of the new terminal at the V.C. Bird International Airport.

Seaborne Airlines launched its non-stop service between their hub in San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and Antigua today with a 34 seat Saab 340 aircraft. The inaugural flight departed San Juan at 12:45 pm, and arrived into Antigua at 2:20 pm.

Seaborne Airline Officials, Mr. Hector Montanez – Director of Business Development & Marketing, Mr. Fernando Vazquez – Director of Airports, and Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Officials, Mrs. Paula Frederick-Hunte – Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Investment, Economic Development & Energy, and Ms. Shirlene Nibbs – Tourism Consultant for the Tourism Ministry were onboard the flight.

In welcoming the new carrier, Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Asot Michael called Seaborne Airlines, “the largest regional operator in the Caribbean.”

“The entrance of Seaborne, provides passengers with one additional option for travelling to Antigua and Barbuda, quicker and more conveniently.

“As a regional hub, the more modern V.C. Bird International Airport, was extremely appealing and advantageous to Seaborne as they seek to expand their services throughout the wider Caribbean.”

Commenting on the inaugurals held to date, the Minister said, “Our mandate is to grow airlift and to enhance our existing strategic positioning.”

“JetBlue’s launch into Antigua and Barbuda earlier in December, and today’s arrival of Seaborne, is especially significant, due to the codeshare agreement signed between the two airlines in October. What this codeshare means to the everyday traveler is that they will be able to travel from JetBlue serviced territories in the United States, to Antigua seamlessly, with one ticket, one check-in and reliable baggage transfer.”

Seaborne’s partnership with JetBlue Airways, as well as Air Europa, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines, means that, the airline can provide connections for passengers from thirty-three other destinations in the Americas as well as in Europe, into Antigua and Barbuda.

“We are excited to introduce Antigua as the 17th airport served by Seaborne Airlines; the fastest growing airline in the Caribbean,” said Seaborne CEO and President Gary Foss.

“I am confident that our customers throughout the region will benefit from Seaborne’s unmatched customer service commitment, low fares and connectivity to our airline partners.”

Flights from Antigua to San Juan depart at 3:05 pm and arrive at 4:40 pm.

V.C. Bird International Airport’s growing portfolio of passenger airlines maintains Antigua and Barbuda’s position as a major hub in the Eastern Caribbean.

About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has been operating in the Caribbean for over 23 years, carrying approximately 3 million customers safely. With over 1,500 monthly departures to 17 airports, Seaborne serves San Juan’s Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, St. Thomas airport and Seaplane base, St. Croix airport and Seaplane base, Anguilla, Antigua, Tortola, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin, St. Kitts, Nevis, La Romana, Punta Cana, and Santo Domingo. All flights operate with two pilots and two engines under Federal Air Regulation Part 121, the strictest code of the US Federal Air Regulation governing air travel.

Schedule effective December 13, 2015


Dep. Airport   Arr. Airport   Dep. Time Arr. Time Day of Week

San Juan (SJU) Antigua (ANU)  12:45     14:20     Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun

Antigua (ANU)  San Juan (SJU) 15:05     16:40     Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun

About Antigua & Barbuda:

Antigua (pronounced An-tee’ga) and Barbuda (Bar-byew’ da) is located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. The largest of the Leeward Islands, Antigua & Barbuda comprises 108-square miles. The 365 white and pink sand beaches, one for every day of the year, are just the beginning of the treasures that await visitors. Antigua’s rich history and spectacular topography provide a variety of popular sightseeing opportunities. Nelson’s Dockyard, the only remaining example of a Georgian fort commissioned by the British in 1755, is perhaps the most renowned landmark. Betty’s Hope, built in 1674, is the site of one of the first full-scale sugar plantations on Antigua, and offers a chance to step back into time by visiting the restored mills. Another unique attraction is Devil’s Bridge, located at the eastern tip of the island in Indian Town National Park, where Atlantic breakers have carved out a natural limestone arch. Antigua boasts a varied tourism calendar including events such as the World Class Antigua Sailing Week, Classic Yacht Regatta, Antigua Sports Fishing and also the annual Carnival; known as the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival. Island accommodation ranges from luxury resorts and all-inclusive hotels to smaller more intimate boutique guesthouses and cottages. For information about Antigua & Barbuda visit www.visitantiguabarbuda.com

CONTACT: Sandra Colon, scolon@nlppr.com

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Markel completes acquisition of assets of CATCo Investment Management Ltd.

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RICHMOND, Virginia, LONDON and HAMILTON, Bermuda, Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Markel Corporation (”Markel”) (NYSE: MKL) and CATCo Investment Management Ltd. (”CATCo”) jointly announced today the completion of the acquisition by Markel of substantially all of the assets of CATCo.

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The business, which provides collateralized protections to over 35 global reinsurance buyers, will now operate as Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd. (”Markel CATCo”). Every member of the CATCo team, led by Chief Executive Officer Tony Belisle, has transferred to Markel CATCo.

Richard R. Whitt, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Markel, commented, “We welcome Tony and the CATCo team into the Markel family. The reception by existing CATCo reinsurance buyers and investors to the newly established Markel platform has been overwhelmingly positive. We truly will be hitting the ground running.”  Whitt further remarked, “Joining CATCo’s insurance linked investment management capabilities alongside Markel’s traditional reinsurance capabilities should make for a powerful combination.”

Tony Belisle, Chief Executive Officer of Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., said, ”I am delighted with the successful closure of the transaction and the bringing together of two fantastic organisations that share similar goals and cultures.

“The extra support our new owner brings will enable us to offer enhanced product ranges and secure capital efficiencies for our growing number of reinsurance buyers. With a significant amount of next year’s renewals already committed and projected AUM expected to exceed $3bn, 2016 is shaping up to be a positive and exciting year.”

Willis Capital Markets & Advisory served as exclusive financial advisor and Hogan Lovells International LLP served as legal advisor to CATCo. Sidley Austin LLP served as legal advisor to Markel.

About Markel Corporation

Markel Corporation is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. The Company’s principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. In each of the Company’s businesses, it seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value. Visit Markel Corporation on the web at www.markelcorp.com.

About Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd.

Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd. is a specialist investment management business. From its headquarters in Hamilton, Bermuda, Markel CATCo manages retrocession and traditional reinsurance portfolios for clients around the world, including financial institutions, charities, pension funds, family offices and investment funds. Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd. is authorized and regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

Disclaimer

Some of the statements in this release may be considered forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Markel’s and Markel CATCo’s beliefs, plans or expectations, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on Markel’s and Markel CATCo’s current plans, estimates and expectations. There are risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by such statements. Neither Markel nor Markel CATCo assumes any obligation to update this release (including any forward-looking statements herein) as a result of new information, developments or otherwise. This release speaks only as of the date issued.Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/73238

CONTACT: Markel Corporation, Media, Paul Broughton, Managing Director, Marketing, 804-527-7618, pbroughton@markelcorp.com; Markel Corporation, Investors, Bruce Kay, Managing Director, Investor Relations, 804-747-0136, bkay@markelcorp.com; Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., Media, Mark Way, Investor Relations Director, +44 7786 116 991, mark.way@markelcatco.com; Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., Investors, Tony Belisle, Chief Executive Officer, 508-259-1640, tony.belisle@markelcatco.com

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St. Kitts and Nevis Hon. Prime Minister Timothy Harris Announces Suspension of Syrians from Citizenship by Investment Program

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PM’s remarks draw on matters of Caribbean-U.S. mutual concern, highlighting stringent passport and security measures, and lucrative trade

and investment opportunities

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — During a Washington reception on December 3, the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis announced the suspension of Syrians from attaining dual nationality via the islands’ citizenship by investment program. Exclusion for second citizenship eligibility will hold, the Prime Minister noted, until further federal vetting processes can be completed.

The statement, first issued in St. Kitts and Nevis last week, comes in the wake of ongoing reports of counterfeit Syrian passports flooding the international black market. St. Kitts and Nevis’s exclusion additionally follows the government’s recall in 2013, barring Iranian citizens from its program due to security concerns.

“As the pioneer country in developing a second citizenship by investment program, we are proud that St. Kitts and Nevis established a standard for the highest due diligence in processing applicants, while developing an integral investment platform and helping the island’s economy,” Hon. Prime Minister Timothy Harris said. “These are hallmarks that have set St. Kitts and Nevis onto the international stage as one of the most lucrative and appealing locations to attain second citizenship by investment.”

St. Kitts and Nevis, alongside economic citizenship offerings in Dominica and Grenada, have emplaced rigorous screening processes in establishing application protocol. The security of a country’s borders remains top priority—standards the St. Kitts and Nevis government holds to highest standard to ensure integrity of its citizenship by investment programs, and opportunities for collaboration with its regional and international partners.

“Today’s perilous times call for heightened security measures—both from government bodies and the global citizen,” said Lanny Davis, executive vice president at LEVICK Communications and former White House counsel.

Speaking at the reception, Prime Minister Harris joined diplomatic representatives and Caribbean leaders in highlighting avenues for joint partnerships between the island nations and the U.S. Ongoing since the 2000 Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act, the Caribbean nations remain poised to continue expanding and diversifying their trade offerings, drawing interest from the U.S. market for foreign investment into the islands’ economies.

“Dual nationality is, simply, the 21st century’s insurance policy,” said Micha Emmett, the global managing director and legal advisor of UK-based citizenship solutions firm CS Global Partners. “From visa-free or -upon arrival options for 131 countries to the tranquil experience at the heart of the Caribbean existence, investing in St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica or Grenada grants tremendous benefits while, in turn, supporting the economic developments of each respective island nation. At the heel of the recent events in Mali, Nigeria, Paris, Ankara, and Beirut, a second citizenship from a Caribbean island provides indispensable access to a safe haven, while opening substantial business possibilities.”

St. Kitts and Nevis, Dominica and Grenada present various real estate and diversification investment offerings, from a $100,000 contribution to Dominica’s Economic Diversification Fund; to $200,000 donation to Grenada’s National Transformation Fund; and a $250,000 minimum investment to the St. Kitts and Nevis Sugar Fund Diversification. For more information, please visit: www.csglobalpartners.com.

About CS Global Partners
CS Global Partners is an international, industry-leading, legal advisory firm specializing in citizenship and residence solutions. Our business was born out of a desire to deliver efficient and effective solutions for businesspersons and high net-worth individuals looking to safeguard their future and that of their families. With a global physical presence, counting nine offices across the world and an expert multi-lingual team fluent in over eleven languages, we are always available to provide tailored guidance and advice. CS Global Partners’ strong reputation for expertise and integrity has also allowed us to establish a government advisory practice, making us the consultants of choice of countries offering the world’s most sought-after citizenship and residence programs. For more information, please visit: www.csglobalpartners.com.

CONTACT: Olga DeMetri, odemetri@levick.com, +1-202-973-1329 office

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Cutting edge therapy for Psoriasis patients now available in the Caribbean

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Clinical trials with over 3,000 treated patients demonstrate its efficacy.

Studies demonstrated that at least two thirds of the patients obtained 75% improvement of Psoriasis Activity Severity Index.

This treatment significantly improves the quality of life of patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

PANAMA CITY, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that affects around 140 million people worldwide.  It’s more frequent between the ages of 15 and 25, but may develop at any age and highly impacts the quality of life.

Several types of psoriasis exist, which range from mild to severe and disabling. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form and is known for producing inflammation and scaly patches of thickened skin called “plaques”. It is caused due to a problem in the immunologic system, where white blood cells that normally become activated to fight infections, are in this case activated against the healthy skin cells.  The cause of the disease is unknown. The immunologic system is activated and produces inflammatory mediators which are responsible for the skin lesions.

During this process, white blood cells release chemical products called “cytokines”, which produce inflammation, reddening of the skin and make the cutaneous cells move from deeper skin layer to surface at a higher speed than normal, (almost 5 times). These cells accumulate and generate the scaly patches. Psoriatic lesions show the aspect of scales, sometimes with a white silver color, while the skin below is red and if scratched it can bleed. Two specific cytokines are increased in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and produce the inflammatory process of the disease (Interleukin 12 and Interleukin 23).

Ustekinumab is a monoclonal antibody that represents the first of a new class of psoriasis therapies that specifically and selectively targets IL-12/IL-23.

Ustekinumab is now available in the Caribbean, specifically in Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Curacao and Jamaica.[i] Ustekinumab is commercialized under the brand Stelara™.

This therapeutic alternative is the latest generation of psoriasis treatment. With over 3,000 treated patients (in clinical trials) up to 5 years of treatment. The data obtained proves that the treatment is well tolerated and safe.

Clinical trials demonstrated that at least two thirds of the patients obtained a 75% improvement of the psoriasis, in accordance with the Psoriasis Activity Severity Index (PASI 75), after only two doses of Ustekinumab. This innovative treatment has a very convenient dosage regimen when compared with other biological therapies for psoriasis. After 5 years, approximately 80% of the patients treated with Ustekinumab maintain response.

Until recent years, psoriasis was considered a disease limited to the skin. Recent evidence, from important population studies in psoriatic patients, has demonstrated an increase in mortality and a decrease in life expectancy between 3 to 4 years in patients with psoriasis.

On the other hand, the impact of psoriasis notably influences the quality of life, and this is reflected in the increase of different social and psychoactive pathologies, and in the acquisition of unhealthy habits like tobacco and alcohol, favored by low self-esteem, anxiety, depression and the isolation which patients feel subjected to.[ii]

“Ustekinumab significantly improves the quality of life of patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, as well as their physical and mental functions. After 12 weeks of treatment, patients treated with Ustekinumab present a significant improvement in their mental well-being and their physical condition”, affirmed Dr. Eduardo Franco; Janssen’s Medical Director for Central America and the Caribbean.

The itching and pain, the plaques in their hands and feet may hinder the performance of certain tasks or participation in some activities. Overtime, about 40% of psoriatic patients develop arthritis. “The most severe cases of psoriasis may even generate immobility of the patient. Some patients compare the reduction of their physical activities to the ones generated by other diseases as cancer or heart diseases”, pointed out Dr. Jose Antonio Herrera, Immunology Medical Manager for Janssen.

About Janssen

Janssen is a Company dedicated to the research of providing innovative products that help protect and improve the life of people, and face and solve the most important and unresolved medical needs of our times, in the areas of oncology, immunology, neurosciences and infectious, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Across the different companies of the Johnson & Johnson group, our people are united in the passionate pursuit of solutions through science, in benefit of the patients.

Present in over 50 countries, we share the commitment of the founders of the Company, of innovating in ideas, products and services for the patients of the whole world.

[i] Ustekinumab was approved by the following Health Authorities:
Aruba: Drug Registration Board,
Curacao; Drug Registration Board
Jamaica: Ministry of Health.
Cayman Islands, Bahamas and Bermuda are not regulated countries.

[ii] 2009 Latin American Psoriasis Consensus, treatment guides, Latin American Psoriasis Society

Fact Sheet Psoriasis

  1. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that affects over 140 million people worldwide.
  2. It presents itself more frequently between the ages of 15 and 25, but may develop at any age and highly impacts the quality of life.
  3. The main cause for this disease is unknown. The immunologic system is activated and produces inflammatory mediators which stimulated white cells and infiltrate the skin layers. The deep layer cells move to the outer layer of the skin at least 5 time faster than usual, and this produces the characteristic plaque of the psoriasis.
  4. There are several clinical forms of the disease, plaque psoriasis being the most common form. It is known for producing inflammation and scaly patches of thickened skin called “plaques”.
  5. Moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, notably influences the quality of life.  Severe cases of psoriasis may even generate immobility of the patient.
  6. Some patients compare the reduction of their physical activities to the ones generated by other diseases such as cancer or heart disease.
  7. Ustekinumab is now available in the Caribbean, specifically in Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Caiman Islands, Curacao and Jamaica.[i]  Ustekinumab is commercialized under the brand Stelara™.
  8. Clinical trials with over 3,000 patients treated with Ustekinumab have demonstrated its efficacy. At least two thirds of the patients obtained a 75% improvement of the Psoriasis Activity Severity Index.
  9. After 5 years, approximately 80% of the patients treated with Ustekinumab maintain response.

[i] Ustekinumab was approved by the following Health Authorities:
Aruba: Drug Registration Board,
Curacao; Drug Registration Board
Jamaica: Ministry of Health.
Cayman Islands, Bahamas and Bermuda are not regulated countries.

CONTACT:  Janssen, JoanTownsend, (507) 64306252 or (507) 3989740, tojoa

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Cayman Trust Licence Enables Hawksford to Expand Presence and Global Capabilities

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SAINT-HÉLIER, Jersey, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Hawksford is now able to provide a full range of trust services in the Cayman Islands, having secured a Trust Licence.

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The Trust Licence, which is issued by The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, enables Hawksford Services (Cayman) Limited to provide a full range of trust services to private and corporate clients.

Hawksford director Steve Robinson, who will help to build Hawksford’s name in the Cayman market, says the trust licence represents a milestone for the international corporate, private client and funds business. With this expansion into Cayman, Hawksford can now offer fiduciary services to clients from Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.

‘We are delighted that Hawksford now has operating capabilities in the Cayman Islands, this is a significant development for the company and our clients. Hawksford’s new Cayman business will bring scalability to how we are able to service our international client base and will open up new service areas for the company. From a structuring perspective, our broadened capabilities will be particularly complementary for our clients in the Asian, UK and US marketplaces,’ said Mr Robinson.

Hawksford’s chief executive, Maxine Rawlins, added: ‘As part of our international growth strategy, Hawksford is building a network of jurisdictions around the globe and we are delighted to extend our footprint into the Cayman Islands. Obtaining this licence reinforces our commitment to provide our clients with an international service. The operations, risk and legal teams have worked extremely hard to secure this licence, and we are looking forward to growing our capabilities in the Caribbean region.’

Hawksford is an international corporate, private client and funds business offering a range of comprehensive services to trusts, companies, foundations, partnerships, family offices and investment funds. Hawksford is backed by UK mid-market private equity firm Dunedin.

Notes to editors

About Hawksford Group: http://www.hawksford.com

Twitter: @HawksfordGroup

Hawksford is an international and award-winning corporate, private client and funds business which consistently delivers impeccable service and is focused on thinking beyond tomorrow.

Hawksford has operating capabilities in Jersey, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates and is actively seeking expansion into countries that will add further value to clients.

Contact:
Cherith Fothergill
Cherith.fothergill@hawksford.com
+44-(0)-1534-740264



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Barbados Hotel Association Launches Black Friday Sale

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Nov. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The island nation of Barbados has launched a Black Friday sale offering customers up to 50% off hotels of all categories.  The promotion, which runs from early Friday morning to late Monday night has been organized by the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association (BHTA).  Customers who want to take advantage of these incredible deals should visit the BHTA’s official Barbados booking site.

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In support of the association’s efforts to attract more bookings for its members, several Barbados hotels have offered unprecedented discounts for those planning a Caribbean vacation in 2016.  Some examples of the hotels participating in the promotion are:

  • Ocean Two Resort & Residences
  • Sea Breeze All Inclusive Resort
  • Yellow Bird Hotel
  • South Gap Hotel
  • Best E Villas

Black Friday deals are available for stays throughout 2016.

About the Barbados Hotel & Tourism Association
The Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association is a not for profit private sector trade association and one of the largest non-governmental associations in Barbados.  We exist to serve the interests of our diverse membership of over 300 tourism and non-tourism entities, both local and international.  Together with our members and our global public and private sector strategic partners, we strive to ensure that Barbados achieves and maintains the status of the most desired Caribbean destination for pleasure and business.  For more information visit www.bhta.org and for bookings visit www.bookbarbadosnow.com.

CONTACT:  Holly Settle, Public Relations, Regatta Travel Solutions, PR@RegattaTravelSolutions.com, Tel: 305 499 0991

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Shop Courts to Save Big This Holiday Season

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Courts, the leading provider of furniture & appliances across the Caribbean, is pleased to announce details of their upcoming holiday promotions.

Courts is pleased to extend a multitude of impressive discounts on items on everyone’s wish list this holiday season. The promotion, aptly named WTF, runs the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Door buster items will include the following:

  • 32″ LED Smart FHD TV for $2,999 (Wednesday only)
  • Pembroke Recliners for just $999
  • $400 off of select Acer notebooks, bringing the price to just $2,299

The promotion period kicks off Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Courts is offering impressive incentives to help shoppers jump start their holiday shopping. On Wednesday only, shoppers will be entitled to a third item free following the purchase of two other items with either cash or credit.

Promotional pricing extends to all Courts stores as well as on their online marketplace. Many of the items available for browsing in the online marketplace are also available in store, helping customers streamline their holiday shopping experience.

Delivery and store pick up are available for most items. In addition, Courts is proud to offer in store credit options to help customers finance the perfect gift.

Shop Courts will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during the promotion period.

About Courts
Courts has been serving the people of the Caribbean with quality affordable furniture and appliances since 1959. With 93 stores on eleven different islands, Courts strives to be a household name in the appliance industry that can be trusted for generations to come. The company also takes their responsibility to the communities they serve very seriously. From helping fund tutors for children with reading difficulties due to dyslexia to providing vision screenings to mentally challenged adults, the Courts attention to social responsibility is a building block of the organization. In the past 5 decades thousands of lives have been touched through their sponsorship of education, sport, and health. To learn more about Courts please visit http://www.shopcourts.com/trinidadandtobago/

CONTACT: Michael Oderson, 868-672-7577 ext. 2012, michael_oderson@unicomer.com

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Shop Courts to Save Big This Holiday Season

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad & Tobago, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Courts, the leading provider of furniture & appliances across the Caribbean, is pleased to announce details of their upcoming holiday promotions.

Courts is pleased to extend a multitude of impressive discounts on items on everyone’s wish list this holiday season. The promotion, aptly named WTF, runs the Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Door buster items will include the following:

  • 32″ LED Smart FHD TV for $2,999 (Wednesday only)
  • Pembroke Recliners for just $999
  • $400 off of select Acer notebooks, bringing the price to just $2,299

The promotion period kicks off Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Courts is offering impressive incentives to help shoppers jump start their holiday shopping. On Wednesday only, shoppers will be entitled to a third item free following the purchase of two other items with either cash or credit.

Promotional pricing extends to all Courts stores as well as on their online marketplace. Many of the items available for browsing in the online marketplace are also available in store, helping customers streamline their holiday shopping experience.

Delivery and store pick up are available for most items. In addition, Courts is proud to offer in store credit options to help customers finance the perfect gift.

Shop Courts will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during the promotion period.

About Courts
Courts has been serving the people of the Caribbean with quality affordable furniture and appliances since 1959. With 93 stores on eleven different islands, Courts strives to be a household name in the appliance industry that can be trusted for generations to come. The company also takes their responsibility to the communities they serve very seriously. From helping fund tutors for children with reading difficulties due to dyslexia to providing vision screenings to mentally challenged adults, the Courts attention to social responsibility is a building block of the organization. In the past 5 decades thousands of lives have been touched through their sponsorship of education, sport, and health. To learn more about Courts please visit http://www.shopcourts.com/trinidadandtobago/

CONTACT: Michael Oderson, 868-672-7577 ext. 2012, michael_oderson@unicomer.com

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Unlocking Finance For Growth In The Caribbean

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Felicia J. Persaud, ICN’s founder and CEO.

Felicia J. Persaud, ICN’s founder and CEO.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 25, 2015:  “Unlocking finance for Caribbean-born developers and existing regional companies is key as governments continue to struggle to grow their economies,” says Felicia J. Persaud, CEO at Invest Caribbean Now (ICN).

With banks in the region now less bullish on lending there, ICN, the definitive private sector investment agency of the Caribbean, has teamed up with several global private lenders to offer multi-million financing for projects ranging from US$5 million and up for major projects being developed in the Caribbean including building of villas, hotel and mixed-use properties.

This comes as the KPMG 2015 Caribbean Hospitality Financing Survey found that non-banks are more bullish on the Caribbean these days, with 17 percent saying it is the perfect time to lend in the region especially in Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos.

Not to be left out, ICN is also offering access to capital for Caribbean & Hispanic small to medium enterprises in the US or Canada. The options include cash advances to existing micro-enterprises on invoices as well as low interest loans and lines of credit of between US$5,000 to $250,000 to qualified business owners seeking capital for expansion and growth.

Key projects ICN is teaming to support include hotel financing, refinancing and/or expansion; renovation, expansion and acquisition of existing hotels, building and renovating apartments or villas. Other sectors will be considered on a project by project basis.

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SOURCE: Invest Caribbean Now

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