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New “HERO” movie takes on Toronto, then the world

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Canadian Black woman filmmaker presents the acclaimed feature film

CaribPR Wire, Toronto, ON, Mon. Dec. December 10, 2018: Inspired by the life and times of Mr. Ulric Cross, political activist in the 50s and 60s,  filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon’s acclaimed feature film, HERO, makes its Canadian theatrical premiere on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto.

“Ultimately, the story is about us. About who we are as Caribbean people and as citizens of the world,” says Canadian filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon. “In that spirit, we’re thrilled that Toronto’s Canadian premiere launches screenings across Canada and a cinematic world tour including Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe.”

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HERO had its festival launch on home turf at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival in September 2018, where it won the festival’s coveted Audience Choice Award and was met with rave reviews. Earlier that month, a sold-out special preview screening in Toronto had paved the way for HERO’s broader theatrical release to come.. The Toronto Premiere screening presented by Caribbean Tales Inc. will be followed by a Talk Back interactive session with the actors and the official After Party.

About HERO

Shot in Trinidad, Ghana, the UK and Canada, HERO is the story of Ulric Cross, who in 1941, left his small island home in Trinidad to seek his fortune, and become the British Royal Air Force’s most decorated West Indian airman. His life took a dramatically different course when he followed the call of history, and joined the independence movements sweeping Africa in the ‘50s and ‘60s.

The film boasts an all-star, international cast including Peter Williams (Stargate SG1), Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Bel Air), Fraser James (Resident Evil), Pippa Nixon (John Carter), Ghanaian superstar John Dumelo, and Nickolai Salcedo as Ulric Cross.

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Watch HERO trailer here

Praise for HERO

“Frances-Anne’s work is heartfelt and powerful. It has and continues to play a vital role in carving out a space for underrepresented voices and important conversations.” – Tonya Williams, Reelworld Film Festival

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“Solomon achieves a patina-ed narrative, patchwork quilting vignettes that go from Belmont, Trinidad, to Britain then Ghana, Cameroon and Tanzania…” – Christopher Pineiro, writer, artist, visionary.

“Uplifting and informative, the film features Nickolai Salcedo, a superb actor who commands attention. HERO is a cinematic juggling act, and director Frances-Anne Solomon pulls it off with aplomb.” – T&T Newsday

HERO Listing:

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Location: Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto

Schedule:

7:00 pm.

Film Presentation: HERO – Inspired By The Extraordinary Life & Times Of Mr. Ulric Cross

9:15 pm.

Talk Back with the actors

10:00 pm.

After Party

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Click here to buy tickets for the February 28 premiere

Social media:

Twitter: @CaribbeanTales_ @Hero_Film

Facebook: @CaribbeanTalesInternationalFilmFestival @HERO-InspiredByTheExtraodinaryLifeandTimesofMr.UlricCross

Instagram: @CaribbeanTales @Hero_Film

Hashtags

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Visit the HERO Website

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About Frances-Anne Solomon

Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, curator and entrepreneur in film, TV, Radio and new media. Following a successful career as a TV Drama Producer and Executive Producer with the BBC in England, she launched the CaribbeanTales Media Group in Canada and Barbados, that now includes production / distribution, and training worldwide.   Frances-Anne has just completed her latest feature — long anticipated: HERO Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times Of Mr. Ulric Cross, which (while in development) won Best Feature Pitch at DISCOP 2016.

About CaribbeanTales Media Group

CaribbeanTales (CTMG) is a group of media companies that produces, markets, and exhibits Caribbean-themed films for Regional and international distribution, including CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, CaribbeanTales Inc –  a registered Charity in Canada. Activities include The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival now in its 14th year; the renowned CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI) a year-round development and production hub for Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Producers; Caribbeantales-TV a VOD  streaming service for Caribbean films; and CaribbeanTalesFlix, their production arm.

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Tourism, Food Security Among High-potential Areas for Expanding UAE-Caribbean Cooperation

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Tourism, food security, manufacturing, logistics, and renewable energy have been identified as high-potential areas where companies in the UAE and Caribbean region can expand economic cooperation, according to new analysis from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The findings, released on sidelines of the first UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum in Dubai, revealed that the value of non-oil trade between Dubai and Caribbean countries totaled $273 million in 2017.

Bilateral non-oil trade was dominated by imports from the Caribbean which were valued at $183 million in 2017, while $90 million worth of exports contributed 33% to Dubai’s trade with the region.

Suriname ranked as Dubai’s top Caribbean trading partner in 2017, with bilateral non-oil trade valued at $113.8 million, accounting for 42% of the emirate’s trade with the region. Guyana ranked second with $52.1 million in bilateral trade, followed by Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago.

In addition, the findings revealed that the number of Caribbean companies registered with Dubai Chamber increased by 54% from 403 in 2013 to reach 621 in 2018.

Hamad Buamim, President & CEO of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, noted that the findings reflect the tremendous potential to boost bilateral trade and investment in the future as the UAE and Caribbean countries push ahead with plans to diversify their economies and explore business opportunities abroad.

“Dubai can serve as a global gateway for Caribbean exporters who are keen to broaden their horizons and access markets across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, while the Caribbean region is fast emerging as an attractive investment destination, providing plenty of advantages which UAE companies can benefit from,” added Buamim.

Held on November 24th-26th, the UAE-Caribbean Cooperation Forum was co-organised by the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Economy and the UAE Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development.

Editor’s note

Established in 1965, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a non-profit public entity, whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai by creating a favourable business environment, supporting the development of business, and by promoting Dubai as an international business hub.

HE Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Proman Increases Trinidad and Tobago’s Natural Gas Supply to Petrochemical Plants

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DeNovo delivers first commercial supply of natural gas from Iguana Field after more than 30 years of remaining undeveloped

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Nov. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — DeNovo Energy Limited (”DeNovo”), a subsidiary of the Proman Group (”Proman”), has today announced the first commercial supply of gas from the Iguana Field in Block 1(a), which will deliver 80 million cubic feet of gas per day once fully operational. DeNovo, which became the operator of the field in 2016, fast-tracked the project delivery, safely executing this development using 2.6 million man-hours, with over 73% local content, in just under three years.

The project was delivered in line with Proman’s strategy for ensuring security of gas supply and sustainability in Trinidad and Tobago’s Energy Industry. Proman invested USD 250 million in DeNovo in 2015, as the first downstream group to invest in the upstream sector in Trinidad and Tobago. A global leader in petrochemicals, Proman has been operating in Trinidad and Tobago since 1984 and owns and operates 14 petrochemical plants on the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Trinidad, amounting to more than 50% of the installed petrochemical capacity. Through this investment, Proman has been able to develop stranded pools of gas to deliver to an already matured downstream industry. The Iguana Field is DeNovo’s first stranded gas field development, and signals a significant positive evolution in the operating capabilities within the Trinidad and Tobago energy industry as the DeNovo model provides a quick and tested way of increasing natural gas production.

Proman Chief Executive David Cassidy said, “After 30 years of excelling in the Downstream sector, we decided to invest in a local Upstream company at a time when gas curtailments seriously impaired Trinidad and Tobago’s global competitiveness. The Iguana field development is a perfect example of global collaboration and the diverse competencies within the Proman Group, as DeNovo was supported by other Proman companies to deliver this project in record time to a world-class standard. I would like to express my thanks to the expert teams at DeNovo, Proman AG (Trinidad) Ltd, Eurotecnica Contractors and Engineers S.p.A, and Industrial Plant Services Limited (IPSL) for their outstanding work. Together we have achieved a significant first for Trinidad and Tobago, demonstrating Proman’s commitment to enhancing the competitiveness of the local petrochemical sector, increasing the security of gas supply in the country, and leading a sustainable evolution in the local Energy Industry.”

Speaking of Proman’s involvement, DeNovo CEO Joel Pemberton said, “Proman has proven the great potential from natural gas still exists in Trinidad and Tobago despite the challenges faced by the local Energy Industry. Proman was the first company to make a significant investment in the local upstream, and supported DeNovo in the midst of a global energy crisis, and when gas shortages threatened petrochemical operations in Trinidad and Tobago. This investment is part of Proman’s multi-billion-dollar operation in the country, supporting hundreds of skilled jobs and supporting business, and contributing significantly to Trinidad and Tobago’s economic prosperity and Energy Industry sustainability.”

Cassidy characterised Proman’s investment in the development as “taking the initiative.” He went on to say, “We continue to work with all stakeholders to ensure that Trinidad and Tobago remains a competitive and viable place to produce petrochemicals, and that the Energy Industry can be sustainable and secure in the short and long terms.”

The announcement comes at a time when Proman has significantly scaled up its global operations partly through its controlling stake in Consolidated Energy Limited and the recent start-up of the Natgasoline plant, the United States’ largest methanol production facility, in Beaumont, Texas.

NOTES TO EDITORS

About the Proman Group

Proman is an integrated industrial group and global leader in natural gas derived products and services. Headquartered in Switzerland, with assets in the United States, Trinidad and Oman, and ongoing expansion into Mexico, Proman is the world’s second largest methanol producer and one of the ten leading fertilizer companies via, in part, its controlling stake in Consolidated Energy Limited. Proman is also a significant services business, with extensive experience in petrochemical plant operations, petrochemical and power plant construction, product marketing and logistics, and project management. The Group offers a fully integrated, diversified platform across the whole value chain from the production and conversion of natural gas to the marketing and delivery of end products to its customers. Proman has been committed to Trinidad and Tobago’s energy sector for over 30 years, continually re-investing to expand its portfolio to include methanol, anhydrous ammonia, urea ammonium nitrate and melamine. The Group employs over 1,000 employees in the country, accounting for two-thirds of Proman’s global workforce.

About DeNovo

DeNovo is a Trinidad and Tobago independent upstream operating company focused on monetising proven natural gas reserves for use in the petrochemical sector. DeNovo is part of the Proman Group, the largest petrochemical group in Trinidad and Tobago, which has been committed to the country’s Energy Industry for over 30 years. Proman is one of the world’s largest methanol producers, and a leading fertiliser producer globally. DeNovo is Proman’s upstream operating company, focused on monetising proven natural gas reserves for use in Trinidad and Tobago’s energy industry. DeNovo’s model is to Acquire top talent and resources, Collaborate with all stakeholders for the common good, Evolve in a constantly changing world whilst delivering on core objectives in line with our values, and Sustain a robust and profitable business which enhances Trinidad and Tobago.

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Newly-Minted Doctor Of Letters Monty Alexander Heads Out On European Tour

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Monty Alexander, CD, receiving the Hon. Doctorate of Letters degree from UWI Mona Campus Chancellor Robert Bermudez at the 2018 graduation ceremonies on Nov. 3, 2018.

Monty Alexander, CD, receiving the Hon. Doctorate of Letters degree from UWI Mona Campus Chancellor Robert Bermudez at the 2018 graduation ceremonies on Nov. 3, 2018.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. Nov. 17, 2018: Days after receiving an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaican-born, international jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is still beaming with joy as he heads out on a European tour.

“I am so proud to have received another great honor from my beloved native Jamaica,” Alexander, who in 2000 received the Jamaican National Award of Commander of Distinction, (CD) commented. “It fills me with joy but I’m also very humbled.”

Alexander, born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on D-Day in Kingston, Jamaica, was presented with the DLitt distinction on November 3rd, 2018 at the Kingston Jamaica, UWI Mona Campus by Chancellor Robert Bermudez at the 2018 graduation ceremonies. Also honored with the Jamaican musician extraordinaire was actress, singer, model and producer, Grace Jones.

The performer, who has five decades of performances and more than 70 CDs under his belt, began his musical career at age four by playing Christmas carols by ear. He is now most widely known as an upper echelon master of the swinging piano trio function as he has demonstrated with several top-shelf groups, including iconic units with bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, and with the legendary bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis.

He also performs frequently with Harlem-Kingston Express, a double trio in which he coalesces his love for hard-swinging jazz with musical flavors that reflect his Jamaican heritage, shifting between an acoustic trio and master Jamaican practitioners of electric bass and drums. He debuted the project at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2009 and documented it both on the Grammy-nominated 2011 CD, Harlem-Kingston Express: LIVE, and its 2014 Soultrain Award nominated follow-up, Harlem Kingston Express 2: The River Rolls On (Motéma).

Alexander headed out on a European tour this month, beginning today Saturday, November 17th in Backnang, Germany. He will then move on to Vienna, Austria on November 19th and Dresden, Germany on November 21st before playing Prague, Czech Republic on November 22nd and the Auditorium de la Seine Musicale in Paris, France on November 23rd. Alexander wraps up the tour on November 25th at the London Jazz Festival in London, UK.

For more on the Monty Alexander and his amazing brand of jazz, 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.

UWI

Established in 1948, UWI is the largest and longest standing higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean. In its more than 60 years of existence, UWI has evolved from a fledgling college in the Caribbean island of Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 45,000 students, approximately 9,000 graduates annually and more than 120,000 alumni. The impressive network of UWI alumni includes one Nobel Laureate, dozens of Rhodes Scholars and more than 18 current and former Caribbean prime ministers and heads of state.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Felicia Persaud

Hard Beat Communications

718-476-3616

felicia@caribpr.com

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Cookbook Puts The Spotlight On Weed And Other Exotic Caribbean Curries In Time For The Holidays

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Caribbean Curries by Felicia J. Persaud

Caribbean Curries by Felicia J. Persaud

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 16, 2018: The unlikely marriage of weed and curry is among the recipes featured in a new book that encapsulates many of the exotic curries of the Caribbean region and is now available in time for the holiday season.

Tapping into the rich and diverse cultural heritage and cuisine of the Caribbean, Caribbean-American journalist and entrepreneur, Felicia J. Persaud, reveals over two dozen unique curry recipes in her book, ‘Caribbean Curries,’ now available exclusively on Amazon Kindle.

The curry recipes featured are outside of the norm of typical Caribbean curries such as the popular chicken or curry goat curries. It includes the unique Salmon Curry, Crab Curry, Pork Curry, Duck Curry, Beef Curry, Chicken Liver Curry and Eggplant and Potato Curry, to the more bizarre Gilbaka Curry, Katahar Curry, Mango Curry, Hassar Curry, Curry Cow Tongue and Pachownie Curry.

The book also features a Weed Curry Chicken recipe made with Cana oil while delving into a brief history of curry in the Caribbean along with the many health benefits of the spices that are used in making a curry dish.

In addition, the book adds spice outside of the kitchen with model and amateur home cook, the “Spicy Chef,” who also graces the cover.

This cookbook is a perfect gift for the chef in your life this holiday.  Grab it here now.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kathy Bronson

kbronson@hardbeatcommunications.com

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Cloud Carib Sponsors Grand Bahama Technology Summit

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CaribPR Wire, NASSAU, Bahamas, Nov. 13, 2018: The Bahamas gears up to host its second annual technology summit this week in Grand Bahama, bringing global experts from tech companies and regional entities to the island of Grand Bahama to discuss digital transformation. Under the theme, “The Future is Now,” Cloud Carib has partnered with this year’s committee to invite key players in the field of technology.  This year’s summit promises to inspire IT professionals, developers, innovators and stakeholders both locally and internationally. The conference which runs November 14th – 16th, will cover a breadth of resources, tools, tips and practical advice from experienced professionals in the information and technology industry.

Cloud Carib’s key global technology partners, VMware, Palo Alto, Oracle, Veeam, RedHat, Cybernetica and Cisco will all be in attendance to present at the summit. These technology leaders will be hosting tech talks and workshops, sharing their knowledge and experience in digital transformation and the technology sector. Many of these experts will be sharing insight into the advantages their products and services provide within the government’s journey to digital transformation when paired with the expertise and global reach of a company headquartered in The Bahamas like Cloud Carib.

“We’re thrilled to be a partnering sponsor of this years’ technology summit. Cloud Carib and the Government of the Bahamas have been working together to lay the foundation needed to transform the government’s ICT infrastructure and establishing the Bahamas as a leader in eGovernment. We look forward to seeing The Bahamas emerge as a technology leader regionally and globally,” said Cloud Carib’s CEO, Scott MacKenzie.

Scott MacKenzie, Cloud Carib’s Chief Executive Officer will be participating in a panel discussion on ‘Transforming the Future of Business’ and Reneldo Russell, Cloud Carib’s Client Delivery Executive of the Public Sector, will be involved in a panel on ‘Disruptive Ideas, Emerging Technologies’.

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Scotiabank named 2018 Bank of The Year by LatinFinance

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TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Scotiabank is proud to have been named 2018 Bank of the Year by LatinFinance for excellence in retail, commercial and investment banking services for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Scotiabank is the first Canadian bank to ever receive the Bank of the Year award from LatinFinance. The Bank was recognized for its, “overall strategy, volume and diversity of transactions; innovation and foresight; execution quality and success of transactions; role in particularly complex, innovative or large deals over the years; and quantity of transactions worked on over the year, and compared to previous years,” according to LatinFinance.

“We are honoured to have been recognized by LatinFinance as the 2018 Bank of the Year and would like to thank our customers for their loyalty and our employees for their hard work and dedication to providing an excellent customer experience,” said Ignacio (Nacho) Deschamps, Group Head of International Banking and Digital Transformation at Scotiabank. “This award recognizes Scotiabank for our long history in Latin America as well as our new acquisitions that add scale in the important markets we serve, especially in the Pacific Alliance countries.”

The Bank of the Year is chosen by an editorial panel that reviews financial data and research, considers quantitative and qualitative factors, and weighs analyst opinion. Winners will be honoured at an Awards Ceremony in New York City on December 4, 2018 to celebrate LatinFinance’s 30th anniversary.

LatinFinance is the leading source of intelligence on the financial markets and economies of Latin America and the Caribbean, and has covered banking and capital markets in the region for more than 25 years. It also provides detailed transaction pipelines, underwriting and advisory league tables, polls and awards.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in the Americas. We are dedicated to helping our 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 96,000 employees and assets of $947 billion (as at July 31, 2018), 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.

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DoubleLine UCITS Funds Now Available on Allfunds Bank Platform

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – DoubleLine Capital LP has begun offering its Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS funds on the Allfunds Bank platform, an open architecture, worldwide distributor of mutual funds.

“Allfunds is one of the leading international distribution platforms,” said Ron Redell, executive vice president of DoubleLine. “The availability of DoubleLine Funds (Luxembourg) on this distribution network is strategically important for DoubleLine’s UCITS funds global expansion.”

The term UCITS stands for Undertakings for the Collective Investment of Transferable Securities, an open-end fund vehicle available in Europe, Latin America and many other countries outside the U.S. The sub-funds of the DoubleLine Funds (Luxembourg) UCITS currently include the DoubleLine Shiller Enhanced CAPE® equity sub-fund, which is co-managed by DoubleLine Alternatives LP and DoubleLine Capital LP, and DoubleLine Short Duration fixed income sub-fund, which is managed by DoubleLine Capital LP. Depending on an investor’s country of residence, the sub-funds are available via retail and institutional share classes denominated in various currencies.

Allfunds Bank Group offers integrated fund solutions (operational, analysis and information). Created in 2000, today Allfunds Bank has more than €370 Billion assets under administration and offers more than 64,400 funds from over 1,200 fund managers. Allfunds Bank Group has a local presence in Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Chile and Colombia and has more than 605 institutional clients, including major commercial banks, private banks, insurance companies, pension funds, fund managers, financial supermarkets, international brokers, and specialist firms from 45 different countries. Allfunds Bank Group operates in Asia through the entity of Allfunds Singapore Branch.

About DoubleLine Capital LP

DoubleLine Capital LP is an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. As of the September 30, 2018 end of the third quarter, DoubleLine Capital and its related companies (”DoubleLine”) managed approximately $123 billion in assets across all vehicles, including open-end mutual funds, collective investment trusts, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds, variable annuities, UCITS and separate accounts. DoubleLine’s offices can be reached by telephone at (213) 633-8200 or by e-mail at info@doubleline.com. Media can reach DoubleLine by e-mail at media@doubleline.com. DoubleLine® is a registered trademark of DoubleLine Capital LP.

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Must Read Whitepaper, ‘Making Money With Network Slicing’, Hits The Shelves

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Network Slicing Leader Cloudstreet Showcases the Vast Opportunities of this Promising New Mobile Business Model

CaribPR Wire, Espoo, Finland & Berlin, Germany, Oct. 23, 2018: Cloudstreet, ‘The Network Slicing Company’, is pleased to announce the publication of its most recent industry whitepaper, “Making Money with Network Slicing”. A business-forward take on the practice, the paper puts slicing at the very center of the mobile industry’s transition now underway. With a focus on practical, market-ready models, the authors unravel the misconceptions about Network Slicing, exploring its potential to disrupt the cultural and business logjams that have hampered growth.

Less about technology than a new way of doing business, Network Slicing has quickly risen from a mere buzzword to a budget line item, as mobile operators retool for the opportunities to come

“Inherently disruptive, it will create new business ecosystems to support unique and evolving demands that touch quite literally every industry sector and market segment. Like any evolution, it will start small and then scale exponentially as demand grows and the practice becomes more refined. The financial returns will quickly follow and soon become a core top line revenue generator.”

Showcasing several high-value, low-barrier examples including Fixed Wireless, Private LTE, Mobile Gaming and Live User Generated Content, to name a few, the study charts a carrier-friendly course for Network Slicing in today’s 4G networks, and a cogent strategy for staying competitive in what promises to be a highly competitive market in 5G.

“No doubt but that carriers need to lead the way and begin the process of transforming their businesses today” said Mika Skarp, Founder and CEO of Cloudstreet “The next generation of telecom isn’t just about improvements in speed and latency. These are not selling points in and of themselves, but reliability is,” he adds. “There are huge expectations of mobile networks that go well beyond what new antennas and spectrum alone can address. The moment that carriers move on from Best Effort to differentiated Quality-of-Experience and SLA-based business models, the next-generation of mobile will truly begin”

On the occasion of the paper’s publication, Mika Skarp wil be delivering a companion presentation at the Broadband World Forum, Network Slicing Summit, in Berlin Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.

Analyst firm Arthur D. Little suggests that in meeting these demands, carriers can expect a 34% boost in revenues to 2026. That’s a big jump from today’s annual growth average of about 1%. But as the whitepaper points out, addressing the unique needs of multiple segments, particularly in industry 4.0, means being mission-critical ready, leveraging the power of Network Slicing to deliver virtualized dedicated resources to customers of all stripes. And it’s that special recipe, argue the authors, that will have a positive knock-on disruptive effect.

“Traditional go-to-market cycles will accelerate, mobile operator relationships with enterprise, government and small business will become more strategic, networks will become more efficient, resource allocation more logical and both current and future investments in capacity will show dramatically greater return.”

Drawing on years of experience as the first to deploy a market-ready Network Slicing capability at scale, as well as some of the most advanced PoCs, including a demonstration of End-to-End Network Slicing at the recent Telecom Infra Project’s TIP Summit 18 in London, Cloudstreet provides key insights from across functional groups, to paint a clear picture of this promising, soon-to-be defining feature of mobile networks.

Readers interested in the whitepaper can visit the Cloudstreet web site for their online or printable version. Any Mobile Operators interested in a consulting session with Cloudstreet on how Network Slicing can help them achieve their business objectives are invited to email us at sales@cloudstreet.co


About Cloudstreet

Finland-based Cloudstreet is a US and EU patented Network Slicing innovator dedicated to revolutionizing the mobile experience, empowering user choice and driving new MNO revenues. Leveraging the power of Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization (SDN/NFV), Cloudstreet provides the world’s first in-market, carrier-grade Network Slicing Platform. Tailoring Quality of Experience to user demand and context, Cloudstreet delivers application-aware slices for any use case with SLA-assured performance for capacity, latency and throughput. Awarded the EC’s Horizon 2020 grant and Best Connectivity Solution (WCA16), Cloudstreet’s cost-reducing, revenue-generating platform is deployable in today’s 4G networks for any 5G-envisioned network slicing use cases. Visit us at www.cloudstreet.co.

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Successful Presence of NexusTours in Cancun Travel Mart

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CaribPR Wire, CANCUN, Mexico, Oct. 19, 2018: On Monday, October 8, the Cancun Travel Mart began its 31st edition, inside the Convention Center on the Hotel Zone.

NexusTours took the opportunity to present its wide portfolio of over 4000 products and services in 15 countries with 48 destinations, and strengthen its regional leadership as a B2B distributor with DMC heart, which during 2018 gave attention to more than 2.3 million travelers and through their high standard of quality achieved a high degree of satisfaction.

The trade show allowed last negotiations for the winter season and redefined strategies according to the latest trends, such as the arrival of 19 million 189 thousand 289 passengers at the international airport in Cancun so far this year 2018, according to figures from the Secretary of Tourism of the State.

The meeting was attended by Roberto Bermudez Senior Corporate Director of Distribution & Product and his NexusGlobal team focused on the markets of Latin America, USA & Canada; Juan Derudi Commercial Director Central & LATAM, Javier Vidal Commercial Director USA & Canada and Leticia Gutierrez Corporate Director Tourdesk & Watersports who managed the busy schedule with clients and suppliers with the aim of strengthening relationships and consolidating regional leadership.

ABOUT NEXUSTOURS

We are the leading Destination Management Company in the region, with a presence in more than 15 countries and more than 47 destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America, transporting more than 2 million passengers per year. We are part of Sunwing Travel Group and, backed by more than 20 years of experience, we have a modern fleet of own vehicles for transfers and excursion operations. We offer the most complete service program in destination, both in airports and through our Tour Desk and Hospitality Desk in hotels. Excellence in assistance and service are our greatest commitment; so we offer the most modern customer service channels 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, through our Contact Center, website, Chat-On-Line service, and our App Connect2Nexus, in which, travelers find all the necessary information and allow them to communicate for free with our team of professionals.

In addition to the tour operators of our group, such as Sunwing Vacations, Signature Vacations and Vacation Express, we are honored to have the confidence of more than 500 first-class Tour Operators, leaders in their markets in Latin America, Mexico and Europe, among them, TUI Travel Group.

For more general information visit www.nexustours.com/corporate

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Exitosa Presencia de NexusTours en el Cancun Travel Mart

CaribPR Wire, CANCUN, Mexico, Oct. 19, 2018: El día lunes 8 de octubre inició el Cancún Travel Mart en su edición número 31, dentro del Centro de Convenciones en  Zona Hotelera.

NexusTours aprovechó la importante ocasión para presentar su amplio portafolio de más de 4000 productos y servicios en 15 países con 48 destinos, y fortalecer su liderazgo regional como distribuidor B2B con corazón DMC, que durante 2018 dio atención a más de 2.3 millones de viajeros y gracias al elevado estándar de calidad se alcanzó un alto grado de satisfacción.

La feria permitió últimas negociaciones para la temporada de invierno y redefinir estrategias de acuerdo a las últimas tendencias, como la llegada de 19 millones 189 mil 289 pasajeros al aeropuerto internacional de Cancún en lo que va de este año 2018, de acuerdo a cifras de la Secretaría de Turismo del Estado.

Al encuentro asistieron Roberto Bermudez Senior Corporate Director de Distribution & Product y su equipo de NexusGlobal enfocado en los mercados de Latinoamérica, USA & Canadá; Juan Derudi Comercial Director Central & LATAM, Javier Vidal Comercial Director USA & Canada  y Leticia Gutierrez Corporate Director Tourdesk & Watersports que gestionaron la apretada agenda con clientes y proveedores con el objetivo de fortalecer relaciones y consolidar liderazgo regional.

ACERCA DE NEXUSTOURS

Somos el Destination Management Company líder en la región, con presencia en más de 15 países y más de 47 destinos en el Caribe y América Latina, transportando a más de 2 millones de pasajeros al año. Formamos parte de Sunwing Travel Group y, respaldados por más de 20 años de experiencia, contamos con una moderna flota de vehículos propios para traslados y operación de excursiones. Brindamos el más completo programa de servicios en destino, tanto en aeropuertos como a través de nuestros Tour Desk y Hospitality Desk en los hoteles. La excelencia en la asistencia y el servicio son nuestro mayor compromiso; por lo que ofrecemos los más modernos canales de atención al cliente 24 horas al día, los 365 días del año, a través nuestro Contact Center, sitio web, servicio de Chat-On-Line, y de nuestra App Connect2Nexus, en la cual, los viajeros encuentran toda la información necesaria y les permite comunicarse de manera gratuita con nuestro equipo de profesionales.

Además de los turoperadores de nuestro grupo, como Sunwing Vacations, Signature Vacations y Vacation Express, tenemos el honor de contar con la confianza de más de 500 Tour Operadores de primera línea, líderes en sus mercados de Latinoamérica, México y Europa, entre ellos, TUI Travel Group.

Para obtener información más general, visite www.nexustours.com/corporate

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