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ARIN Launches Caribbean Forum

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Encouraging increased Caribbean participation in the ARIN community

CENTREVILLE, Va., April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) will formally launch a special Caribbean Forum at upcoming ARIN 41 Meeting in Miami, Florida next week.

“Over the past year, ARIN has created several new initiatives to encourage even more Caribbean participation in the community,” said John Curran, ARIN President and CEO. “We are already seeing an increased interest in IPv6 deployment, autonomous network build-out and technical capacity building. The new ARIN Caribbean Forum is expected to help us better facilitate and support these initiatives.”

The ARIN Caribbean Forum comprises three streams:

  1. Public Policy Group for public sector ministers and technocrats in collaboration with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU).
  2. Justice Sector Group for law enforcement officials in collaboration with CARICOM IMPACS and judicial and legal officers in collaboration with APEX, the Caribbean agency responsible for justice technology.
  3. Network Operators Group for network administrators, IT managers, computer engineers and security professionals in collaboration with the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG).

“Each group is aimed at increasing stakeholder awareness, strengthening community participation, deepening government engagement, and strengthening partnerships with region-based organizations like the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, the Caribbean Network Operators Group, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States,” said Bevil Wooding, ARIN Caribbean Outreach Liaison. “The new Forum will allow us to better understand and directly address the needs of our stakeholders and members in the Caribbean.”

Following ARIN 41, in Miami next week, the Public Policy and Justice Sector Groups will meet on April 19, 2018.  The Network Operators Group will also meet at CaribNOG 15 from April 18-20 in Miami, Florida. Subsequently, initiatives will be staged across the Caribbean in collaboration with ARIN’s partners and stakeholders in the region.

For more information on the launch of the Caribbean Forum, read about it on ARIN’s blog TeamARIN.net.

About the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
ARIN is the nonprofit corporation that manages the distribution of Internet number resources – IPv4, IPv6, and Autonomous System numbers – in many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, Canada, the United States. Organizations that need IP address space and ASNs can request them directly from ARIN. More information about ARIN services, events, IPv6, and more is available at https://www.arin.net/ and https://teamarin.net/get6/

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If You Purchased Solodyn® and/or Its Generic Equivalent You Could Get Money from a Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

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NEW YORK, April 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ –

I f You Purchased Solodyn® and/or Its Generic Equivalent
You Could Get Money from a Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

A proposed $23 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving the antibiotic drug Solodyn®. The lawsuit claims that Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., Impax Laboratories, Inc., Lupin Limited, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Sandoz Inc. (the “Defendants”) violated state competition (i.e. antitrust and consumer protection) and unjust enrichment laws by agreeing not to compete with each other and keeping lower-cost generic versions of Solodyn® off the market. The Defendants deny this. No one is claiming that Solodyn® is unsafe or ineffective.

W ha t does the settlement provide?

To settle the lawsuit, Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. has agreed to pay $23 million into a Settlement Fund to settle all claims in the lawsuit brought on behalf of consumers and health insurers known as third-party payors.

Class Counsel will ask the Court to award attorneys’ fees in an amount not to exceed one-third of the Settlement Fund, plus interest, litigation expenses and incentive payments to the Class Representatives.   After these deductions, the remainder of the Settlement Fund will be distributed pro rata to Class Members who file a valid claim form. The amount of money you are eligible to receive will depend on how much you (and other consumers) paid for Solodyn® or generic versions of Solodyn®.

W h o is included?

Generally, you are included in the Classes if you purchased, paid and/or provided reimbursement for some or all of 45mg, 55mg, 65mg, 80mg, 90mg, 105mg, 115mg, and/or 135mg Solodyn® and/or its generic equivalent prescription in AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, FL, HI, ID, IL, IA, KS, LA, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TN, UT, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY, DC and PR, in tablet form, from July 23, 2009 through February 25, 2018, inclusive. Certain third-party payors are also members of the Classes.

You are NOT a member of the Classes if: you paid a “flat co-payment” for all of your prescription drug purchases regardless of whether they are brand or generic; you are one of the Defendants or an officer, director, manager, employee, subsidiary, or affiliate of any Defendant(s); you purchased only directly from Defendants or for resale purposes; you purchased or received Solodyn® or its generic equivalent only through a Medicaid program; you are a Pharmacy Benefit Manager, or you are the judge in this lawsuit or a member of the judge’s immediate family.

How do I get a payment?

You must submit a Claim Form by July 31, 2018 to be eligible for a payment. The Claim Form, and instruction on how to submit it, are available at www.SolodynCase.com or by calling 1-800-332-7414.

W ha t are my other rights?

If you are a Class Member, you may comment on or object to the proposed Settlement. To do so, you must act by May 28, 2018. Details on how to comment or object are at www.SolodynCase.com.

The Court will hold a hearing tentatively set for 2:00 p.m. on July 11, 2018, to consider whether the Settlement and all of the terms are fair, reasonable, and adequate. These deadlines may be amended by Court Order, so check the litigation website noted below.

F o r More Information or to Request a Claim Form
V is i t w w w. So l odyn C a s e.c o m
C a l l 1-800-332-7414

Source: Motley Rice LLC

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Caribbean-American Elected Officials Urged To Speak Up On Racist US Census Changes

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CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Mar. 29, 2018: Caribbean-American elected officials are being urged to speak up on new US Census changes by the Donald Trump administration that could cost them their jobs.

CaribID Founder Felicia J. Persaud

CaribID Founder Felicia J. Persaud

Felicia J. Persaud, the founder of CaribID, the historic initiative launched in 2009 to get Caribbean nationals accurately counted by the US government, said she is appalled by the deafening silence so far from many Caribbean born and Caribbean-Americans in elected office across the US, to the Trump administration’s racist decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.

Such a move will not only result in the further undercount of the Caribbean and other immigrant populations already living in fear of Trump’s immigration round-ups, but it will lead to serious redistricting, which will leave many Caribbean and immigrant elected officials possibly out of a job, said Persaud.

“The entire move is a xenophobic political one, aimed at creating fear and slamming the door in the face of immigrants while shoring up the ‘Trump base’ through redistricting triggered by a massive undercount,” said Persaud. “Immigrants have long been fearful of taking the decennial Census and this decision will only serve to drive them further underground, despite their immigration status, while leaving many Caribbean American elected officials vulnerable to having entire districts banished from electoral maps and their jobs becoming history.”

The Caribbean-born, US-based entrepreneur, is also urging the Caribbean Bar Association to join other rights organizations and attorneys general across the US, to take a stand and sue the federal government.

“The US Constitution requires that every resident of the United States be counted in a decennial census, whether or not they are citizens,” said Persaud. “The results are used not just to redraw political boundaries, from school boards to House seats, but to allocate hundreds of billions of dollars in federal grants and subsidies to where they are needed most. Census data provide the baseline for planning decisions made by corporations and governments alike. We in the Caribbean US Diaspora must realize how important this is and stand up for those who are too fearful to stand up for themselves but most of all, stand up and be counted because our future and our livelihoods do depend on it.”

ABOUT CARIB ID

Carib ID is a historic initiative started by Persaud in 2009, to get Caribbean nationals a category on US Census forms in order for them to be accurately counted. So far, the movement, which has created dozens of partnerships across the country in its infancy and secured two bills in the US Congress to call for a separate category for Caribbean nationals in the US, has been able to lobby effectively for a write in portion for the 2020 Census under the African American race category, for Caribbean immigrants to write in their country of origin or ancestry.

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SOURCE: CaribID

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Jamaica’s Award-Winning Jazz Great To Return To The Nation’s Capital After Four Year Absence

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Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 30, 2018: Jamaica’s Grammy-nominated jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is set to return for a four-night performance next week in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., after a four-year absence.

Alexander is slated to perform at the legendary Blues Alley, located at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Washington, D.C., from Thursday, April 5th to Sunday, April 8th.  The show has been billed as: “Monty Alexander – From Kingston to Harlem,” and fans will certainly be taken on this extraordinary musical journey with the star musician, who not only treats his audience to a spectacular performance, but to a captivating tale of his rise from a self-taught young man in Kingston, to the globetrotting, in demand performer he is today.

“I have been playing at Blues Alley off and on since 1971, so this will be my 47th year there and I am looking forward to returning,” commented Alexander.

Showtimes are 8 and 10 p.m. nightly and tickets start at US $46 and can be purchased directly by logging on here or at https://www.bluesalleylive.com/?fuseaction=home.artist&VenueID=3&artistid=2145

Blues Alley has been around since 1965 in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. It is the nation’s oldest continuing jazz supper club. Jazz musicians who have recorded a Live at Blues Alley album include Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and Grover Washington, Jr. Blues Alley offers its patrons a unique ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920’s and 30’s.

ABOUT ALEXANDER

Alexander is a Jamaican and an American classic. Since moving to the US 55 years ago, he has continued to tour the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. Like his “eternal inspiration,” Erroll Garner, Alexander – listed at Number 5 in ‘The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time,’ gives the hardcore-jazz-obsessed much to dig into while also communicating the message to the squarest “civilian “along with his Harlem-Kingston Express. In live performances with his band, Alexander spontaneously orchestrates, switching-off from straight-ahead to two-worlds-meet.

Born on D-Day, June 6, 1944, Alexander was playing Christmas carols by ear at 4, entertaining neighbors and relatives by 5 and taking his first piano lessons at 6. He resisted formal instruction, but still, growing up in Kingston, absorbed all the musical flavors that comprise his mature sonic palette of today.

For more on the Monty Alexander and his 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.

Media Contact:

Felicia J. Persaud

Hard Beat Communications

718-476-3616

felicia@caribpr.com

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Jamaica’s Award-Winning Jazz Great To Return To The Nation’s Capital After Four Year Absence

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Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Mar. 30, 2018: Jamaica’s Grammy-nominated jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is set to return for a four-night performance next week in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., after a four-year absence.

Alexander is slated to perform at the legendary Blues Alley, located at 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Washington, D.C., from Thursday, April 5th to Sunday, April 8th.  The show has been billed as: “Monty Alexander – From Kingston to Harlem,” and fans will certainly be taken on this extraordinary musical journey with the star musician, who not only treats his audience to a spectacular performance, but to a captivating tale of his rise from a self-taught young man in Kingston, to the globetrotting, in demand performer he is today.

“I have been playing at Blues Alley off and on since 1971, so this will be my 47th year there and I am looking forward to returning,” commented Alexander.

Showtimes are 8 and 10 p.m. nightly and tickets start at US $46 and can be purchased directly by logging on here or at https://www.bluesalleylive.com/?fuseaction=home.artist&VenueID=3&artistid=2145

Blues Alley has been around since 1965 in Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. It is the nation’s oldest continuing jazz supper club. Jazz musicians who have recorded a Live at Blues Alley album include Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and Grover Washington, Jr. Blues Alley offers its patrons a unique ambiance, reminiscent of the jazz clubs of the 1920’s and 30’s.

ABOUT ALEXANDER

Alexander is a Jamaican and an American classic. Since moving to the US 55 years ago, he has continued to tour the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. Like his “eternal inspiration,” Erroll Garner, Alexander – listed at Number 5 in ‘The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time,’ gives the hardcore-jazz-obsessed much to dig into while also communicating the message to the squarest “civilian “along with his Harlem-Kingston Express. In live performances with his band, Alexander spontaneously orchestrates, switching-off from straight-ahead to two-worlds-meet.

Born on D-Day, June 6, 1944, Alexander was playing Christmas carols by ear at 4, entertaining neighbors and relatives by 5 and taking his first piano lessons at 6. He resisted formal instruction, but still, growing up in Kingston, absorbed all the musical flavors that comprise his mature sonic palette of today.

For more on the Monty Alexander and his 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.

Media Contact:

Felicia J. Persaud

Hard Beat Communications

718-476-3616

felicia@caribpr.com

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Flow CARIFTA Games Go Mobile

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Everyone Can Now Access the Flow CARIFTA Games via Flow Sports 1 Mobile App

CaribPR Wire, NASSAU, Bahamas, March 29, 2018: The 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games have gone mobile, paving the way for all Flow customers to view unprecedented live coverage of the world’s best junior track and field meet via the Flow Sports Mobile App.

“This is a first,” announced a proud Garry Sinclair, Caribbean President, Cable & Wireless Communications, during the kick-off press conference for the highly anticipated Easter Weekend meet in Nassau, Bahamas.

Flow, which has been the title sponsor and exclusive broadcast partner of the CARIFTA Games for the past three years, is now making mobile access available to everyone including smartphone users who are not yet Flow TV customers.

All that’s required is a Flow mobile sim card that’s linked to a Flow ID account. Consumers who do not yet have a Flow ID should visit www.flowid.co and simply click sign-up to activate.

Fans across the world can also follow the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games via the Flow Sports website at www.flowsports.co.

“Caribbean viewers at home or on-the-go are the biggest beneficiaries of Flow’s broadcast deal with the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC), the organisers of the Flow CARIFTA Games. It also doesn’t matter where they are, as they can enjoy a front-row seat to one of the greatest junior athletic meets in the world,” added Sinclair.

“Through our live broadcast streams fans across the world can access the Caribbean’s premier junior track and field event, long known to be the incubator for the very best household names in the world of athletics such as Elaine Thompson, Kirani James and Levern Spencer.”

Sinclair also underscored the importance of Flow’s support of the CARIFTA Games. “The Flow CARIFTA Games continue to provide opportunities for future Caribbean athletes to pursue their dreams by showcasing their talent to an international audience. So that’s why our sponsorship of these Games is so important to us. We have been working behind the scenes to continuously invest in improving not just the Games and support for the athletes but also introducing newer and more exciting ways to broadcast these Games around the region.”

Flow will capture, package and present more than twenty hours of live coverage on the Flow Sports Channels across ten Caribbean countries, including select territories throughout North America and Europe by way of international broadcast agreements.

The Bahamas will host the event for an unprecedented 8th time since the inception of the games in 1972 and it is expected to be a weekend of exceptional athletic performances and a fun-filled, action-packed affair at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/bb68cc8f-6465-4e8d-8fec-3353b112b6f6

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Cloud Carib Expands Managed Cloud and ICT Services Business to Ecuador

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The new data centre is the company’s sixth facility overall and first in Latin America

CaribPR Wire, NASSAU, Bahamas, March 29, 2018: Cloud Carib, a provider of managed cloud and ICT services, announces its expansion into Latin America with the opening of a new CaribPod, or data centre, in Ecuador. The CaribPod in Ecuador is a Tier 4 facility from which Cloud Carib will provide managed cloud and ICT services to regional businesses and government agencies.

Last month, Cloud Carib announced that 2017 was a record year for the company, with revenue doubling year-over-year and the addition of over 40 new ICT jobs. Growth was spurred by organizations seeking cloud technology expertise and help understanding the risks and regulations necessary to leverage and accelerate digital transformation.

Cloud Carib also operates data centres in the Bahamas (Nassau and Freeport), Jamaica, Barbados and Panama. The Ecuador CaribPod is supported by Cloud Carib’s Command and Control Centre in Nassau, which offers round-the-clock support and service to clients including leading financial services organizations and governments.

With the opening of its Ecuador CaribPod, Cloud Carib is well positioned to accelerate expansion plans into Latin America, according to CEO Scott MacKenzie. “The Caribbean and Latin America are just beginning to pursue digital transformation to boost local economies and deliver better, more efficient services to citizens,” says MacKenzie. “We are committed to being the region’s premier provider of cloud and managed ICT services, and we’ll continue to invest in our infrastructure over the coming months.”

About Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib is the region’s premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client. Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services. Every solution provides clients with controlled costs, unrivaled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters.

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Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation makes donation to community impact organization Curaçao Cares

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CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, March 27, 2018: The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation has today announced a donation of US$25,000 to the community impact organization Curaçao Cares, thanks to the Foundation’s annual fundraising golf tournament.

The tournament – held in Curaçao in its 11th year and raising a total of US$125,000 for the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation – brought together over 90 participants made up of a variety of C&W’s technology, programing and administrative partners, and donors of the Foundation.

The donation from the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation will be used towards CURA DOET, the biggest volunteer effort in Curaçao. Celebrated annually in March, the DOET weekend unites people who serve their communities across cultural and geographical differences. The activity consists of two national days of service whereby people in the communities are encouraged to get out and do something to help local worthwhile causes and NGOs.

Since it was set up in 2013, CURA DOET has engaged more than 21,000 volunteers who have collectively participated in more than 100,000 hours of service. During CURA DOET, NGOs get an opportunity to spruce up their location and grounds, parks and schools get a makeover and elderly people and those with special needs are treated to a special day.

The announcement comes one week after the Foundation confirmed funding of over US$290,000 to go towards rebuilding and equipping five schools in the most badly impacted areas of the Caribbean, following last year’s hurricane season.

Gina Colesanti, Director of the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, said: “We’re extremely proud to give back to the communities we serve, and worked with our local team on the ground to choose Curaçao Cares as the deserving beneficiary of this year’s annual fundraising golf tournament. We’re very fortunate that we continue to have the assistance of C&W’s technology, programming and administrative partners, who support the annual fundraising event through their participation and financial contribution.”

The annual charity golf event has previously been held in Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, St. Kitts and Nevis and Panama. Last year, in Panama, the funds were donated to three institutions that focus on supporting children: the Pro Niños de Darien, the San José de Malambo Orphanage and the Olga Sinclair Foundation. A variety of youth-centered programs have benefited from the tournament’s fundraising efforts over the years, including the SOS Children’s Home in Jamaica, the Sunshine Achievement Center for under-privileged children in Barbados and the Rainbow Rescue team in Trinidad. The tournament has also helped fund orphanages in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, and previously funded support programs for the Wilhelmina Fonds Breast Cancer Center in Curaçao.

Lysaye de Windt of Curaçao Cares, said: “As Curaçao Cares continues to grow in its fifth year, partnerships are vital to its success. This generous contribution will help us fulfill our mission of cultivating active citizenship and creating opportunities for individuals to contribute their time, skills, talents and resources towards positive social development, and to connect communities and transform lives. On behalf of the entire Curaçao Cares team, we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation.”

The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation was set up by C&W Communications initially as response to the humanitarian crisis caused by devastating hurricanes in 2017. The Foundation is increasingly the company’s platform for advancing social development, as it strives to fulfil its mission of connecting communities and transforming lives, by funding education and empowerment programs across the Caribbean and Latin America.

To find out more about the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, visit cwc.com, or follow C&W Communications on Twitter.

Notes to editors

About C&W Communications
C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider that delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Liberty Latin America
Liberty Latin America Ltd. (“Liberty Latin America”) is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include combinations of services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

Liberty Latin America has three separate classes of common shares, which are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “LILA” (Class A) and “LILAK” (Class C), and on the OTC link under the symbol “LILAB” (Class B). For more information, please visit www.lla.com.

About Curaçao Cares
Curaçao Cares brings together engaged citizens, community partners (NGOs) and companies to achieve impact in communities across Curaçao through volunteer work. Annually they mobilize more than 5,000 volunteers to give 30,000 volunteer hours and support over 160 causes.

Photos accompanying this announcement are available at

http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/2ec376b3-249a-4261-9be0-dc9a4771f662

http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/c00ab107-9e0f-4d86-8d50-d51494ba4730

La Fundación de Caridad de Cable & Wireless le realiza una donación a la organización con impacto en la comunidad Curaçao Cares

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, March 27, 2018: La Fundación de Caridad de Cable & Wireless anunció hoy una donación de US$25.000 a la organización con impacto en la comunidad Curaçao Cares gracias a su torneo de golf de recaudación de fondos anual.

El torneo –que se llevó a cabo en Curazao en su undécimo año y que recaudó un total de US$125.000 para la Fundación de Caridad de Cable & Wireless– reunió a más de 90 participantes de una variedad de socios de tecnología, programación, administración de C&W y donantes de la Fundación.

La donación de la Fundación de Caridad de Cable & Wireless se utilizará para CURA DOET, las tareas de voluntariado más grandes en Curazao. Celebrado anualmente en marzo, el fin de semana DOET reúne a personas que sirven a sus comunidades en diferentes zonas geográficas y culturales. El evento consiste en dos días de servicio nacional en el que se alienta a las personas de la comunidad a salir y hacer algo para ayudar en causas locales que valgan la pena y ONGs.

Desde su comienzo en 2013, CURA DOET ha reunido a más de 21.000 voluntarios que, en forma colectiva, han ayudado con más de 100.000 horas de su tiempo. Durante CURA DOET, las ONGs tendrán la oportunidad de que se realicen tareas de limpieza, los parques y las escuelas podrán ser reestructurados y las personas mayores y aquellas con necesidades especiales poder brindarles un día especial.

Este anuncio se realiza una semana después de que la Fundación confirmara el aporte de fondos de más de US$290.000 para la reconstrucción y el equipamiento de cinco escuelas en las zonas más afectadas del Caribe luego de la temporada de huracanes del año pasado.

Gina Colesanti, Directora de la Fundación de Caridad de Cable & Wireless, dijo: “Estamos extremadamente orgullosos de retribuirles a las comunidades en las que servimos, por lo que trabajamos con nuestro equipo local para elegir a Curaçao Cares como el beneficiario del torneo de golf de recaudación de fondos anual. Somos muy afortunados por continuar contando con la asistencia de los socios de tecnología, programación y administración de C&W, que respaldan el evento de recaudación de fondos anual a través de su participación y contribución anual.”

En otras oportunidades, este evento de golf de caridad anual se realizó en Trinidad y Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana, San Kitts y Nevis y Panamá. El año pasado, en Panamá, los fondos fueron donados a tres instituciones que se enfocan en ayudar a los niños: Pro Niños de Darien, el Hogar San José de Malambo y la Fundación Olga Sinclair. Los fondos recaudados gracias a este torneo han beneficiado, a lo largo de los años, a diferentes programas centrados en los jóvenes, entre los que se encuentran el Hogar SOS Children en Jamaica, el Sunshine Achievement Center para niños necesitados en Barbados y el Rainbow Rescue en Trinidad. Además, el torneo ha colaborado con la fundación de orfanatos en República Dominicana y Puerto Rico y, anteriormente, con la fundación de programas de respaldo para el Wilhelmina Fonds Breast Cancer Center en Curazao.

Lysaye de Windt, de Curaçao Cares, dijo: “A medida que Curaçao Cares continúa su crecimiento en su quinto año, las asociaciones son vitales para su éxito. Esta generosa contribución nos ayudará a cumplir nuestra misión de cultivar la ciudadanía activa y crear oportunidades para que las personas aporten su tiempo, sus habilidades, sus talentos, sus recursos al desarrollo social positivo y conecten comunidades y transformen vidas. En nombre de todo el equipo de Curaçao Cares, queremos agradecerle de corazón a la Fundación de Caridad de Cable & Wireless.”

La Fundación de Caridad de Cable & Wireless fue creada por C&W Communications inicialmente como respuesta a la crisis humanitaria ocasionada por los devastadores huracanes en 2017. Esta Fundación es crecientemente la plataforma de la compañía para impulsar el desarrollo social, ya que se esfuerza por cumplir con su misión de conectar comunidades transformando vidas por medio del otorgamiento de fondos para proyectos de educación e impulso en el Caribe y América Latina.

Para conocer más información sobre la Fundación de Caridad de Cable & Wireless, visite cwc.com o siga a C&W Communications en Twitter.

Notas para los editores

Acerca de C&W Communications
C&W es un proveedor de servicios completos de comunicaciones y entretenimientos que brinda servicios móviles, de telefonía, de banda ancha y de video líderes en el mercado a consumidores de 18 países. A través de su división de negocios, C&W brinda servicios nacionales e internacionales de gestión de redes, hosting de centros de datos y soluciones de servicios de TI personalizadas mediante tecnología en la Nube para servir a gobiernos y negocios. C&W también opera una red de fibra submarina de última generación –la más extensa en la región–.

Lea más información en www.cwc.com o siga a C&W en Twitter y LinkedIn.

Acerca de Liberty Latin America
Liberty Latin America Ltd. (“Liberty Latin America”) es una compañía de telecomunicaciones líder que opera en más de 20 países en América Latina y el Caribe bajo las marcas al consumidor VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Los servicios de entretenimiento y comunicaciones que les ofrecemos a nuestros clientes corporativos y residenciales en la región incluyen crecientemente combinaciones de servicios que contienen servicios móviles, de telefonía, de Internet de banda ancha y de video digital. Nuestros productos y servicios corporativos incluyen soluciones gestionadas, de hosting, de Datacenter y de conectividad corporativa así como también soluciones de tecnología de la información que les brindamos a clientes que son desde pequeñas y medianas empresas hasta compañías internacionales y agencias gubernamentales. Además, Liberty Latin America opera una red de cable de fibra óptica terrestre y submarina que conecta a más de 40 mercados en la región.

Liberty Latin America cuenta con tres clases separadas de acciones comunes, que cotizan en el mercado selecto global NASDAQ bajo los símbolos “LILA” (Clase A) y “LILAK” (Clase C) y en el OTC Link bajo el símbolo “LILAB” (Clase B). Para más información, por favor visite www.lla.com.

Acerca de Curaçao Cares
Curaçao Cares reúne a ciudadanos comprometidos, socios de la comunidad (ONGs) y empresas para causar un impacto en las comunidades de Curazao a través del trabajo voluntario. Moviliza anualmente a más de 5.000 voluntarios que trabajan más de 30.000 horas para brindar ayuda en más de 160 causas.

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Introducing The Breitling Explorers Squad With Bertrand Piccard, David De Rothschild, And Inge Solheim

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MIAMI, March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Breitling is proud to announce another squad. This imaginative idea involves creating three-person groups (the squads) whose members are all recognized masters in their respective professions. Rooted in the dynamic values of Breitling – action, purpose, and pioneering spirit – this concept focuses on the bond created between people brought together by a shared endeavor and common goal and will be presented in Breitling’s advertising campaigns.

“At Breitling, we believe in the power of a team, the strength of a group, and the mutual identification of a common target, which ultimately leads to success,” says Georges Kern, the CEO of Breitling. He adds, ”We aim for authenticity, credibility, and honesty for our brand and our products, as well as in our interactions with our clients. The same applies for each of the squads. We are going to launch several of them, from sports to the arts, covering different areas of activity linked to our thematic worlds: air, sea, and land. Our squad members – world-famous or not – will be absolute masters in their respective fields. I am very much looking forward to seeing them soon, going on individual or shared missions in one of the Breitling environments.”

It Is Our Pleasure to Announce Today Our Squad of Three Outstanding Individuals: The Breitling Explorers Squad Corporate social responsibility is one of Breitling’s central tenets and we believe in the power of “doing well in doing good.” We aim to become carbon neutral and engage in environmental missions such as our recent engagement with Ocean Conservancy, a non-governmental organization dedicated to leading the global fight for a healthy ocean and clean beaches. Our past demonstrates that we have always been involved in exploring new fields of activity and we will continue to do so in the future – together with our squads. Today, we have the great pleasure of unveiling another squad of three outstanding individuals, the Breitling Explorers Squad, and to announce the following members:

Bertrand Piccard

It is in Bertrand Piccard’s DNA to achieve the impossible. Part of a legendary dynasty of explorers and scientists who conquered the heights and depths of our planet, he made history by accomplishing the first ever non-stop around-the-world balloon flight on board Breitling Orbiter 3. With his vision of demonstrating the immense potential of renewable energies, he then initiated the Solar Impulse challenge, and circumnavigated the globe in an airplane powered only by the sun. A pioneer of clean technologies, his goal is now to select 1000 economically profitable solutions to protect the environment. With his dual identity as a medical doctor and a serial explorer, Bertrand Piccard has become an influential voice as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

David de Rothschild

David de Rothschild is an environmentalist, adventurer and the Founder of the Sculpt the Future Foundation, a group that uses exploration, adventure and storytelling as a way to give nature a voice. Driven by his curiosity for the natural world, he has ventured to some of the most remote and fragile ecosystems on our planet, bringing attention and innovative solutions to urgent global environmental issues. David was the youngest Briton ever to reach both geographical poles and in 2010, he set sail in a fully recyclable catamaran kept afloat by 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. He and his crew sailed 8000 miles across the Pacific to alert the world to the devastating effects of single-use plastics. David has been recognized as a United Nations Climate Hero, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a Global Cleanup Ambassador, and a WEF Young Global Leader.

Inge Solheim

Inge Solheim is considered one of the world’s leading guides. He has many years of professional experience in guiding, exploring, and consulting in the most extreme environments on Earth. In 2005, he took part in Blizzard, BBC’s reconstruction of Scott’s and Amundson’s race to the South Pole. Inge was the expedition leader for Prince Harry’s charity Walking with the Wounded. He guided the Prince and wounded soldiers to the North Pole in 2011 and to the South Pole in 2013. Millions of people saw the inspiring BBC and ITV series. Inge was producer for North Pole Ice Airport and has been head of safety and logistics on numerous nature and adventure TV productions.

Follow the #breitlingsquad at #squadonamission

In the years ahead, you will discover more about each squad and its endeavors along with the respective projects of the individual members. All of us at Breitling are excited that more squads will be announced soon.

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Introducing The Breitling Explorers Squad With Bertrand Piccard, David De Rothschild, And Inge Solheim

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MIAMI, March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Breitling is proud to announce another squad. This imaginative idea involves creating three-person groups (the squads) whose members are all recognized masters in their respective professions. Rooted in the dynamic values of Breitling – action, purpose, and pioneering spirit – this concept focuses on the bond created between people brought together by a shared endeavor and common goal and will be presented in Breitling’s advertising campaigns.

“At Breitling, we believe in the power of a team, the strength of a group, and the mutual identification of a common target, which ultimately leads to success,” says Georges Kern, the CEO of Breitling. He adds, ”We aim for authenticity, credibility, and honesty for our brand and our products, as well as in our interactions with our clients. The same applies for each of the squads. We are going to launch several of them, from sports to the arts, covering different areas of activity linked to our thematic worlds: air, sea, and land. Our squad members – world-famous or not – will be absolute masters in their respective fields. I am very much looking forward to seeing them soon, going on individual or shared missions in one of the Breitling environments.”

It Is Our Pleasure to Announce Today Our Squad of Three Outstanding Individuals: The Breitling Explorers Squad Corporate social responsibility is one of Breitling’s central tenets and we believe in the power of “doing well in doing good.” We aim to become carbon neutral and engage in environmental missions such as our recent engagement with Ocean Conservancy, a non-governmental organization dedicated to leading the global fight for a healthy ocean and clean beaches. Our past demonstrates that we have always been involved in exploring new fields of activity and we will continue to do so in the future – together with our squads. Today, we have the great pleasure of unveiling another squad of three outstanding individuals, the Breitling Explorers Squad, and to announce the following members:

Bertrand Piccard

It is in Bertrand Piccard’s DNA to achieve the impossible. Part of a legendary dynasty of explorers and scientists who conquered the heights and depths of our planet, he made history by accomplishing the first ever non-stop around-the-world balloon flight on board Breitling Orbiter 3. With his vision of demonstrating the immense potential of renewable energies, he then initiated the Solar Impulse challenge, and circumnavigated the globe in an airplane powered only by the sun. A pioneer of clean technologies, his goal is now to select 1000 economically profitable solutions to protect the environment. With his dual identity as a medical doctor and a serial explorer, Bertrand Piccard has become an influential voice as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.

David de Rothschild

David de Rothschild is an environmentalist, adventurer and the Founder of the Sculpt the Future Foundation, a group that uses exploration, adventure and storytelling as a way to give nature a voice. Driven by his curiosity for the natural world, he has ventured to some of the most remote and fragile ecosystems on our planet, bringing attention and innovative solutions to urgent global environmental issues. David was the youngest Briton ever to reach both geographical poles and in 2010, he set sail in a fully recyclable catamaran kept afloat by 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles. He and his crew sailed 8000 miles across the Pacific to alert the world to the devastating effects of single-use plastics. David has been recognized as a United Nations Climate Hero, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, a Global Cleanup Ambassador, and a WEF Young Global Leader.

Inge Solheim

Inge Solheim is considered one of the world’s leading guides. He has many years of professional experience in guiding, exploring, and consulting in the most extreme environments on Earth. In 2005, he took part in Blizzard, BBC’s reconstruction of Scott’s and Amundson’s race to the South Pole. Inge was the expedition leader for Prince Harry’s charity Walking with the Wounded. He guided the Prince and wounded soldiers to the North Pole in 2011 and to the South Pole in 2013. Millions of people saw the inspiring BBC and ITV series. Inge was producer for North Pole Ice Airport and has been head of safety and logistics on numerous nature and adventure TV productions.

Follow the #breitlingsquad at #squadonamission

In the years ahead, you will discover more about each squad and its endeavors along with the respective projects of the individual members. All of us at Breitling are excited that more squads will be announced soon.

DOWNLOADS

All press material can be downloaded free of charge at http://media.pprmediarelations.ch/Breitling/Breitling+Squads

INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Web www.breitling.com Facebook www.facebook.com/Breitling
YouTube www.youtube.com/breitling Twitter www.twitter.com/breitling
Instagram www.instagram.com/breitling Pinterest www.pinterest.com/breitling

#breitling #breitlingsquad #squadonamission

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