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ESPH Selects Landis+Gyr for Grid Modernization

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Costa Rican utility plans to deploy an intelligent network, distribution automation and sensing devices

ATLANTA, Sept. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Landis+Gyr (SWISS: LAND.SW) announced it has been selected to provide smart grid automation technology and data services to Costa Rican utility ESPH as part of a comprehensive grid modernization project.

Based in Heredia, Costa Rica, ESPH provides electric, water, sanitation and telecommunications services to residential and commercial customers in the northern suburbs of the nation’s capital, San Jose. Landis+Gyr will supply its Gridstream® Connect solution, including an RF mesh network connecting intelligent meters and distribution sensors, to provide advanced metering, line sensing, recloser automation and street light management capabilities. The utility also plans to deploy a customer portal and prepay solution as part of the second phase of the project.

In addition to technology, Landis+Gyr will provide data hosting services and project management support as part of the contract. Landis+Gyr is partnering with its regional distributor, CFS Sistemas S.A., to deliver and deploy the system components.

“This project is an extensive effort to modernize electric service delivery and improve efficiency. We are delighted to be working with ESPH and CFS Sistemas to add grid intelligence that will support the utility’s current plans, and provide a foundation for future initiatives,” said Prasanna Venkatesan, regional President and CEO of Landis+Gyr Americas.

Gridstream Connect is a comprehensive IoT platform built on a leading-edge smart grid network that connects intelligent devices, such as meters and sensors, across the utility distribution system. By leveraging hardware, software and application development, Gridstream® Connect provides a strong and flexible platform for smart city and utility IoT applications.

About ESPH
The Public Services Company of Heredia (ESPH) provides quality services in the water, energy, sanitation, telecommunications and other sectors. For more than four decades, the utility has been recognized for offering a balance between efficiency, quality and rates to its customers. Its coverage area includes some of the most productive commercial and industrial sites in the country. ESPH is committed to innovation and continuous improvement to support the social and economic growth demanded by its inhabitants.

About CFS
CFS is a Costa Rican company dedicated to supplying products and services to regional utilities, specifically working to provide equipment to automate the electricity grids of Costa Rica. CFS offers its customers integral solutions for the automation of power and meter systems, equipment to improve the reliability of networks and enhance power quality indices, and high-value engineering for implementation.

About Landis+Gyr
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid, including smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents. With sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion, the company employs c. 6,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at www.landisgyr.com.

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Biman Signs Order for Three New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

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CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Canada Sept. 10, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million.

“We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400 fleet with this order for three new aircraft,” said François Cognard, VP, Sales, Asia Pacific. “The Q400’s greater seating and cargo capacity really set it apart from the competition. Furthermore, the Q400’s mix of turboprop economics and jet like performance were the best match for Biman’s mix of short and long-range routes. Operators coming back for more Q400 aircraft really validates the benefits of the aircraft’s unique characteristics.”

“We are very excited about adding these Q400s to our fleet. We currently operate two Q400s and without hesitation, we can say that these aircraft are ideal for our domestic and regional operations,” said Mr. A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. With its outstanding economics, comfort and operational flexibility, the Q400 will allow us to offer high frequency services within Bangladesh and neighboring countries.”

“We are extremely pleased to be supporting Bombardier in selling their Q400 aircraft to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.,” said Ian McLeod, Vice-President of Business Development and Sales for the Canadian Commercial Corporation. “Canada and Bangladesh enjoy strong bi-lateral ties through trade and investment, development cooperation, and people-to-people links. Increasing the capacity of the national carrier supports these efforts and the economic growth of the country; improving their lives of Bangladeshis by increasing their access to domestic and international destinations.”

About Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the National Flag Carrier airline of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The airline provides international passenger and cargo services to Asia and Europe, as well as all domestic routes inside Bangladesh. Biman currently flies to 15 international and seven domestic routes.

About the Canadian Commercial Corporation
The Canadian Commercial Corporaiton (CCC) is the Government of Canada’s international government-to-government contracting organization. A Canadian Crown corporation, CCC helps Canadian exporters sell goods and services to foreign governments around the world using a government-to-government contract mechanism. In 2017-18, the Canadian Commercial Corporation was active in 78 countries around the world, working with 182 Canadian companies, to sign export contracts worth over $1.3 billion.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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The Q400 aircraft backgrounder is available in the BCA Media Hub.

For information about Biman Bangladesh Airlines https://www.biman-airlines.com/about

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Cryptofacil to Launch Digital Asset Platform; Platform Will Be Powered by Bittrex

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New cryptocurrency platform to offer Latin America and Caribbean customers a reliable and robust exchange with a selection of over 200 digital tokens

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Cryptofacil, a new fintech digital asset trading platform, and Bittrex, the premier U.S. based blockchain trading platform, announced a partnership today that will launch a digital asset trading platform with over 200 digital tokens. The platform will reach customers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The partnership will combine Bittrex’s cutting-edge trading platform technology and wide range of digital tokens selected using its robust token review process, with Cryptofacil’s unique team in charge of the customer operations, including compliance, customer support, marketing, sales and customized development. Interested cryptocurrency customers can pre-register for an account here.

Andres Szafran, Cryptofacil’s co-founder stated: “This partnership with Bittrex positions Cryptofacil as a leader in the Latin America and Caribbean digital asset markets, with an offering of more than 270 token pairings.  With a unique user interface, our platform will allow our customers to manage trades in a simple way, with premium services and competitive market fees. We developed Cryptofacil to focus on basic customer requirements: a simple and easy to use cryptocurrency platform with superior customer support and value-added services in a safe and secure environment. Our goal is to become the crypto exchange of record and the most reputable platform in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

“Bittrex works every day to advance blockchain technology and this partnership with Cryptofacil will further drive its worldwide adoption,” said Bittrex CEO Bill Shihara. “Cryptofacil and Bittrex will provide Latin American and Caribbean customers a reliable, fast and secure trading platform that also offers access to some of the world’s most innovative blockchain projects. As we continue expanding our global footprint, it is partnerships like this one that will serve to not only support the blockchain industry, but also to incubate innovative projects using this revolutionary technology.”

The Cryptofacil and Bittrex partnership brings together Bittrex’s global leadership in the blockchain industry with the vision and expertise of an innovative team based in Uruguay with deep knowledge of the Latin American and Caribbean markets. This partnership provides an opportunity and a solution for customers in these markets who want to have access to a wider selection of digital assets on a secure and reliable platform.

While customers in countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will be the initial focus for Cryptofacil, the platform may expand its digital trading services to other markets in the future, subject to applicable laws and regulations.

About Cryptofacil

Founded in 2018, Cryptofacil has developed a digital asset trading platform in Spanish, Portuguese and English customized for the Latin American and Caribbean markets, under license from Bittrex. Our mission is to become the leading digital asset platform for virtual currencies and provide a secure access for the new generation of crypto enthusiast seeking to manage their own financial future. Learn more at www.Cryptofacil.com.

About Bittrex

Founded in 2014 by three cybersecurity engineers, Bittrex is the premier U.S.-based blockchain platform, providing lightning-fast trade execution, dependable digital wallets and industry-leading security practices. Our mission is to help advance the blockchain industry by fostering innovation, incubating new and emerging technology, and driving transformative change. Bittrex, Inc. is not a regulated exchange under U.S. securities laws. Learn more at www.Bittrex.com.

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Antiaging And Regenerative Center Offers GAINSWave® in Distrito Nacional

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Antiaging And Regenerative Center is pleased to announce they now offer GAINSWave! This breakthrough noninvasive medical therapy uses low-intensity shockwave therapy to enhance sexual performance and to treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED) symptoms.

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As men age, the vessels in their penis weaken, contract and fill with micro-plaque, which can lead to Erectile Dysfunction. As these tiny vessels become clogged, the penis decreases in sensitivity, making it harder for men to achieve and maintain an erection. Thankfully, the GAINSWave protocols can enhance a man’s performance by using high-frequency acoustic waves to repair existing blood vessels and improve blood flow.

Thanks to the numerous clinical studies on Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT), we can see that this therapy improves not only Erectile Dysfunction symptoms but also sexual performance. “GAINSWave is an ideal solution for men looking to improve spontaneous erections without the use of Viagra or Cialis,” says Victor Atallah. Patients receiving GAINSWave therapy have reported improved erection quality, enhanced sexual performance and decreased refractory times between orgasms, which is why this a great alternative to ED medications.

This drug and surgery-free procedure only takes about 20 minutes and can enhance a man’s sex life while addressing the root cause of Erectile Dysfunction. Antiaging And Regenerative Center is now treating men with the GAINSWave Therapy in their offices located at Av. Abraham Lincoln 1009, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Victor Atallah of the Antiaging and Regenerative Center focus on natural treatment therapy for male enhancement. Utilizing cutting-edge shockwave therapy (GAINSWave), the Antiaging and Regenerative Center provides drug-free, non-invasive solutions for men battling erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease in Santo Domingo.

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Bombardier Continues African Market Penetration with Pre-Owned Q400

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  • PassionAir becomes first Bombardier operator in Ghana with three Q400 aircraft

CaribPR Wire, MONTREAL, Aug. 13, 2018: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana. The airline acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party.

“Bombardier has sold about 3,500 new regional aircraft to date, and we continue to be very active on the used aircraft market.” said David Speirs, Vice President, Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Our recent momentum on the pre-owned aircraft market worldwide is a clear indication that our products are addressing a growing need for regional air transportation, especially in emerging markets.”

“Our market penetration in Africa continues to intensify, and we are pleased to welcome Passion Air as the first commercial airline operating a Bombardier regional aircraft in the Republic of Ghana,” said Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Africa is the youngest and fastest growing region in the world, and regional aircraft like the Q400 will play a key role in helping advancing Africa’s economic growth.”

The airline will operate the three Q400 aircraft in a 78-seat configuration on domestic routes.

“This is a first step, and we look forward to expanding our fleet with more Bombardier aircraft,” said Edward Annan, Chief Executive Officer, PassionAir. “The Q400 offers the performance and flexibility that we need to further develop our network. With a range that unlocks great opportunities for us, we are confident that we will capitalize on a larger market, which extends to 12 countries and over 180 million potential passengers out of Accra.”

About PassionAir
PassionAir is a Ghanaian owned airline, and aims to become the most competitive Aviation Service Provider in Ghana and West Africa. Our focus is on safety and excellent customer service delivery, depicting the proverbial Ghanaian hospitality. Our product lines range from scheduled to chartered flights offered at internationally accepted standards and competitive prices.

PassionAir as start off, will operate flights domestically, with plans of expanding our services to the West African sub-region in the medium term.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Pictures of the Q Series aircraft are available on www.bombardier.com.

For more information about Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, visit http://commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/.

Bombardier, Q Series, Q400 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. and its affiliates.

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Free Accessing Capital Workshop For Fort Lauderdale

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Felicia J. Persaud, CEO, Invest Caribbean, will present the workshop.

Felicia J. Persaud, CEO, Invest Caribbean, will present the workshop.

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Aug. 13, 2018: Business and project developers seeking to raise capital are being offered a free opportunity to learn how to access finance by the Broward County Library in Fort Lauderdale this fall.

“Accessing Capital – from Start-Up To Major Funding,” is the theme of the workshop being presented by Felicia J. Persaud, CEO of Invest Caribbean, (ICN, LLC), the global private sector investment agency of the Caribbean.

The event, dubbed as “no talk shop,” is set for September 8, 2018 at Creation Station, Broward County Library, 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 from noon to 2 p.m.

Registered participants will learn actual financial options available through ICN to easily fund a start-up; access a loan to expand a small to medium business; get a cash advance on invoices to keep a business running until a customer pays and how to raise from US $1 million up to 1 billion to buy land or a commercial property or advance major global developments like resorts or other infrastructure projects.

Only a few slots are open for this event. Registration is a must by logging on here or directly at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learn-how-to-access-real-capital-tickets-48696635949

ICN, in its seven years of existence, has been the consistent conduit between private and institutional funders’ and governments and private sector developers in the Caribbean region in particular. For more log on to investcaribbeannow.com/

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UWI Bestows Honorary Doctorate On Award-Winning Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander

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Award-winning Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander  (PHOTO CREDIT: Joe Martinez/Jazz at Lincoln Center)

Award-winning Jamaican Jazz Maestro Monty Alexander (PHOTO CREDIT: Joe Martinez/Jazz at Lincoln Center)

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Aug. 10, 2018: Over five decades of performances and more than 70 CDs later, award-winning Jamaican-born jazz maestro, Monty Alexander, is being bestowed with a honorary doctorate degree from the University of West Indies, (UWI).

Alexander, born Montgomery Bernard Alexander on D-Day in Kingston, Jamaica, will be presented with an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the UWI Mona Campus this November.

The degree was approved by the University’s Council and will be conferred at the 2018 graduation ceremonies and presented by Chancellor Robert Bermudez.

The man, who singer extraordinaire, Tony Bennett, has declared put on one of the “best jazz shows” he has ever seen, will be one of four stellar Caribbean-born musicians who will be presented with honorary doctorates by UWI.

They include Bajan star Rihanna; fellow Jamaican artist Grace Jones, and Winston A. Bailey, aka the Mighty Shadow, from Trinidad and Tobago.

In commenting on the incredible recognition and prestigious honor, Alexander said humbly: “I have a sense of great privilege and gratitude.”

Alexander began his musical career at age four by playing Christmas carols by ear. By age 5, he was entertaining neighbors and relatives and at age 6, he was taking his first piano lessons.

While he resisted formal instruction, he absorbed all the musical flavors from his homeland and which comprise his mature sonic palette of today.

Alexander began playing in local Kingston clubs at 14, when he also made his first recordings, some as leader of a group called Monty and the Cyclones, and others as a sideman for such legendary producers as Ken Khouri (Federal Records), Duke Reid (Treasure Isle), and Clement Coxsone Dodd at Studio One.

These early sessions for Federal, which Alexander describes as “not calypso music, but the beginning of Ska,” included such subsequently famous talents as trombonist Don Drummond, tenor saxophonist Roland Alphonso and guitarist Ernest Ranglin.

Alexander is 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).

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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Replay Destinations and Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to open the most anticipated resort in the Caribbean in 2021

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Arton Capital has been appointed strategic advisor and exclusive sales agent in the MENA region for Half Moon Bay Antigua

MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Appointed by acclaimed resort development company Replay Destinations, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will manage one of the most highly anticipated projects in the Caribbean – Half Moon Bay Antigua, a spectacular 132-acre oceanfront resort set to open in 2021.

Rosewood Half Moon Bay will accommodate guests in 47 pavilion-style suites which include an ultra-luxurious three-bedroom presidential suite. The hotel’s innovative architecture is guided by an Eastern Caribbean aesthetic and is finely tuned to meet the desires of today’s affluent explorer. The resort will also feature an exclusive residential component comprised of branded oceanfront and ocean view residences, and just 10 exceptional estate home parcels. Amenities will include beachfront pools, tennis courts, Sense, A Rosewood Spa, and a biodynamic farm- all on 8,000 feet of oceanfront. Rosewood Half Moon Bay Antigua is set to become the most exciting place to dine and drink in the Caribbean as this lush oasis will feature restaurant and lounge concepts inspired by the flavours, colours, and culture of the West Indies.

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is renowned for creating one-of-a-kind properties in some of the world’s most desirable destinations. Their ‘Sense of Place’ philosophy allows guests to immerse themselves in the essence of these exciting locations. The combination of Rosewood’s Sense of Place approach and Antigua’s incredible natural environment will create the ideal personalized experience for each and every guest.   “We are honored to be the stewards responsible for re-imagining this legendary property,” said Michael Coyle, Chief Executive Officer of Replay Destinations. “Together [with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts], we believe that what we will create at Half Moon Bay Antigua will be the finest resort in the Caribbean and one of the finest in the world.”

Half Moon Bay Antigua is being envisioned and developed by Vancouver-based property development company, Replay Destinations. Replay has appointed global financial advisory firm, Arton Capital as its strategic advisor for Antigua’s Citizenship by Investment Program and exclusive sales agent in the MENA region for their affluent clientele. With Arton’s initiative, and Replay’s proficient team, the vision to develop an authentic and timeless resort for international guests and potential real estate investors has created a globally anticipated opportunity.  “I fell in love with Half Moon Bay in Antigua the first time I walked on its beach. At that point, I knew it had the potential to become a breathtaking resort. I am thrilled that Replay and Rosewood saw the same opportunity and they are making it happen,” said Armand Arton, founder and president of Arton Capital.

About Replay Destinations

Replay Destinations is a Vancouver-based destination development company that operates within the United States, Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Working with visionary private equity firms, landowners, municipalities, and other developers and families with legacy holdings, Replay develops and operates authentic and enduring must-visit destinations for guests and potential real estate purchasers alike, in turn enhancing the market awareness and economics of the destination.

About Arton Capital

Arton Capital is a leading global financial advisory specialized in empowering governments attract foreign direct investments. Arton advises over ten countries on the design, implementation and management of residency and citizenship by investment programs and enables investors successfully meet their goals. Furthermore, as a trusted and visionary advisor to real estate developers, Arton plays a critical role in the alliance of strategic partners for the realization of significant real estate projects.

About Rosewood Hotels & Resorts

Rosewood® Hotels & Resorts manages 24 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 15 countries, with 16 new hotels under development.  Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.  The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.

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Global Canna Labs Invests US$1M into Zimmer & Co. Strategic Partnership with Jamaican Health & Wellness Distribution Company

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*For Immediate Release*

 Jamaican company Global Canna Labs (“GCL”) is pleased to announce a US$1M investment through its partners LGC Capital (“LGC”) via a convertible note into Zimmer & Co. Limited (“Zimmer”).

Jamaican company Global Canna Labs (“GCL”) is pleased to announce a US$1M investment through its partners LGC Capital (“LGC”) via a convertible note into Zimmer & Co. Limited (“Zimmer”).

CaribPR Wire, MONTEGO BAY, Mon. July 30, 2018. Jamaican company Global Canna Labs (“GCL”) is pleased to announce a US$1M investment through its partners LGC Capital (“LGC”) via a convertible note into Zimmer & Co. Limited (“Zimmer”).  The capital will be used to finance Zimmer’s expansion and accelerate its plans to distribute quality health and wellness products in Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean, as well into Colombia, Mexico, Canada and throughout Europe.

Zimmer is a Jamaica based health and wellness distribution company with its offices in Montego Bay. The company has received its pharmacy wholesale distribution license which permits legal sale to pharmacies, doctors and hospitals on the island.  The company currently distributes a portfolio of just over 50 hemp-based CBD products ranging from oils to skincare.  Since commencing sales a few weeks ago, the company has quickly established itself as a key player in the burgeoning Jamaican market with sales into over 50 of the leading pharmacies on the island for its portfolio of approved products. Zimmer has emerged as a dominant player in this new category and currently has distribution agreements representing 50 of the 61 products that have been approved for sale in Jamaica.

Global Canna Labs is one of the leading medical cannabis companies in Jamaica, having recently been granted its full Tier 3 operator’s licence on its 270,000 square foot facility in the heart of Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Tier 3 licence is the largest issued license by the Jamaican Cannabis License Authority (CLA). GCL is backed by Canadian listed LGC Capital Limited.

Zimmer CEO, T’Shura Gibbs believes that the medicinal cannabis market holds tremendous potential for the Caribbean nation: “As the industry evolves, we welcome the significant job creation and economic value that will be derived.  I am excited about this tremendous opportunity with GCL. This collaboration does not only bode well for our growth and development as an organization, but it allows us, in partnership, to move Jamaica directly into the critical finished goods segment of the industry where we can manufacture products in Jamaica and export globally.  The ‘Made in Jamaica’ brand is very strong, and we feel that this particular partnership combining quality Jamaican products with established, world-class formulations that have been approved in a number of key global markets affords us a tremendous opportunity.”

The investment will facilitate Zimmer’s business expansion into new markets and retail points while providing access to additional products through its distribution channels.  As a local producer this will afford GCL an additional revenue stream, directly into finished products via Zimmer’s product portfolio.

Global CEO, Paul Glavine: “This is a strategic partnership that will help GCL push its future product line throughout Caribbean and Central American countries as the industry rapidly develops. It allows GCL to focus on producing safe and secure products while Zimmer safely distributes and delivers the products to the end consumers.”

Owen Ellington from Global said: “This new partnership with Zimmer will afford us direct entry into the value chain of finished products and provide both companies with new sales revenue streams for ‘Made in Jamaica’ products.  Zimmer has an impressive portfolio of high-quality products and we are excited by this partnership and the opportunity to incorporate our oils into these and other finished goods they will be distributing.  This partnership provides an additional growth opportunity for GCL which translates into more jobs in Jamaica and contributes positively to the Jamaican economy, especially in agriculture and manufacturing sectors and allows us to increase productive growing capacity.”

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About Zimmer & Co. (www.zimmerglobal.com)

Zimmer & Co. is a health and wellness distribution enterprise focused on medicinal cannabis and hemp-based products.  Zimmer’s primary market is the Caribbean where the principals have almost 50 combined professional years encompassing sales, marketing, business development, entrepreneurship, management and customer service.  Zimmer has a growing portfolio of products and plays an active role in the development of the industry in Jamaica by supporting advocacy, education and small business initiatives that will see the industry rise as an economic force and significant contributor to the economies of the Caribbean.

For further information please contact:

Paul Glavine (CEO)

Global Canna Labs

paul@globalcannalabs.com

(647) 500-4796

T’Shura Gibbs (CEO)

Zimmer & Co.

tshura@zimmerglobal.com

(876) 633-0377

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Vero Water® Expands In Caribbean And Latin America With Eco-friendly Solutions Partner, OneLink Global

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Leading hotels & resorts in the region have made Vero Water a key feature in their total guest experience, eliminating the waste of millions of plastic-bottles, and significantly reducing their overall carbon footprint.

MIAMI BEACH, Florida, July 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – VERO WATER®, a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry, today announced its rapid expansion in the Caribbean and Latin America in partnership with OneLink Global, a world-class distribution and service partner with unique experience and insight in the region. OneLink is committed to providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry. The exclusive distribution agreement expands Vero’s global footprint into regions where hotel and resorts dominate the landscape and are seeking an eco-friendly alternative to traditional bottled water.

Vero Water How it Works

“Recently major players in the hospitality industry both in the US and abroad have announced they have taken steps to eliminate plastic straws, which is a good start, but it’s not enough. By implementing a Vero Water program, hotels and resorts can eliminate plastic bottles which represent a massive threat to our environment on a global scale,” stated David Deshe, President of Vero Water. It is estimated that over 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year, having a catastrophic effect on marine life. Deshe continued, “Just last week, an island of over 30 tons of plastic waste was found floating off the coast of Playa Montesinos near the capital of the Dominican Republic and some of it has since washed up onshore. This not only threatens the marine eco-system but is a major threat to local businesses who rely on tourists attracted to the pristine beaches at their resorts.”

Through the OneLink partnership, Vero Water has rapidly expanded in the region, establishing a presence in many of the leading hotel and resort operators such as Iberostar Hotels & Resorts who have made a corporate strategic commitment to “go green”, incorporating Vero Water into the total guest experience. Collectively, these clients have projected to reduce waste by over 4 million plastic bottles this year alone. “As experts in both the region and meeting the unique needs the hospitality industry through sustainable solutions, we are proud to be a part of eliminating plastic waste in the Caribbean and Latin America,” said Gennaro Cirone President of OneLink Global.

Vero Water is committed to meeting the growing demands of consumers and the hospitality industry for sustainability. Vero enables clients to purify, chill and fill still and sparkling water on-site and on-demand, delivering a consistent signature taste, swiftly, profitably and sustainably. Transforming tap water results in a significant reduction in food miles and carbon footprint versus sourcing, bottling and transporting bottled water, often from various countries thousands of miles away from the end consumer. Bottle waste is minimized as the signature luxury VERO WATER bottles are reusable– sanitized and refilled on-premise.

About VERO WATER ®
Vero Water is a healthy lifestyle choice for Inspired Living. VERO WATER® is a leading provider of luxury still and sparkling water to the hospitality industry and is served to over 40 million consumers a year in six countries and in the United States from coast-to-coast in over 40 states. Vero is an exceptionally great tasting still and sparkling water for consumers, more sustainable for the environment, and a more profitable for the hospitality industry versus traditional bottled water brands. Vero’s proprietary purification and bottling process enables clients to purify, chill, fill and serve Vero still and sparkling water on-premise and on-demand. Served perfectly chilled from a luxury branded bottle with every pour, Vero’s signature taste is pure and crisp – noted by a distinctively luxurious mouthfeel and a light and refreshing finish. The exceptional taste and quality, combined with the unparalleled level of concierge service, has propelled Vero Water into many of the most acclaimed restaurants worldwide, firmly establishing it as the water brand proudly served by the most demanding and successful chefs, restaurateurs and owner operators in the hospitality industry.  verowater.com

ABOUT IBEROSTAR:
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is a resort hotel chain based in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), founded by the Fluxà family in 1986. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is an integral part of GRUPO IBEROSTAR, one of the main Spanish tourist companies with over 60 years of experience, which currently has 100 hotels of 4 and 5 stars in 17 countries around the world. For more information, please visit: IBEROSTAR.com

About OneLink Global:
OneLink Global (OLG) was established with the aim of providing sustainable solutions to the hospitality industry, specifically targeting the needs and requirements of Hotels and All-Inclusive Resorts across the Caribbean and Mexico and Latin America. OLG® are the exclusive distributors or authorized dealers for; EcoLogic Solutions®, an EPA Award winning Green Chemical Program. Vero Water®, allowing hospitality clients to serve exceptionally great tasting still and sparkling water, be environmentally responsible, and lower operational costs, and  EcoBruner®, a safer, cleaner, greener product for your chafing dish needs.

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