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Forbes Travel Guide Announces 2018 Star Rating Awards

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199 Hotels Across the Globe Achieve Coveted Five-Star Award; 27 New Hotels Receive Top Honors for First Time

Launching in 15 New Destinations, with the Largest and Most Diverse Group of Winners, Awards Continue Global Expansion into the Middle East and Africa

Middle East Debuts with Four Five-Star, 21 Four-Star and Six Recommended Hotels; South America Earns Its First Five-Star Hotel

Forbes Travel Guide Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary In 2018, Announces Website Redesign

ATLANTA, Feb 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As it celebrates its landmark 60th anniversary, Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its 60th list of worldwide Star Rating winners, continuing its exceedingly selective approach for recognizing the world’s finest properties and rewarding gracious, intuitive service.

The 2018 award winners include 27 new Five-Star hotels, 70 new Four-Star hotels and 76 new Recommended hotels. Other first-time recipients include five Five-Star restaurants, 24 Four-Star restaurants and 10 Recommend restaurants. The list also honors five new Five-Star spas and 29 new Four-Star spas. See the complete list of winners here.

Forbes Travel Guide rates properties in 50 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. New destinations for 2018 include: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Aruba, Chengdu, Dubai, Hokkaido, Jamaica, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid, Marrakech, Okinawa, Panama, Prague, Sanya and Vienna. As Forbes Travel Guide marks its 60th year, it will expand to 60 countries for its 2019 Star Ratings.

“This is a momentous year for Forbes Travel Guide. Our anniversary commemorates 60 impressive years of serving hotels and guests,” said Gerard J. Inzerillo, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “As the most trusted source for travelers, we continue to carry out our mission to verify luxury worldwide. We are delighted to honor the 2018 Star Rating recipients, an outstanding collection of hotels, restaurants and spas with a strong service culture. It’s the largest and most global group of Star-Rated properties in our company’s history. We congratulate these properties for their dedication to service excellence.”

In conjunction with Forbes Travel Guide’s anniversary, the company unveiled its redesigned website, forbestravelguide.com, which beautifully showcases its global collection of Star-Rated properties.

To celebrate the awards, Star-Rated winners are invited to Verified, The Forbes Travel Guide Luxury Summit at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills February 27 and 28. It will feature an all-star chef lineup, including: Geoffrey Zakarian and Wilfrid Hocquet, Georgie, Beverly Hills; Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Richard Archuleta, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills; William Bradley, Addison Restaurant, San Diego; Samir Roonwal, The Blvd, Beverly Hills; Hilary Henderson, CUT, Beverly Hills; Kaleo Adams, The Polo Lounge, Beverly Hills; Giuseppe Manco, The Restaurant at Mr. C, Beverly Hills; Craig Strong, Studio, Laguna Beach; Hugo Bolanos, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, Beverly Hills; and Derek Poirier, Valrhona. Moët & Chandon, Forbes Travel Guide’s Official Champagne of 2018, will help everyone toast the festivities. Diageo will host the spirits, and Luxe Bloom will provide florals.

To highlight Forbes Travel Guide’s 60 years in travel, the popular Pan Am Experience will land at Verified and transport participants back to flying’s heyday with a retro airline-inspired event.

HIGHLIGHTS, TRENDS & FUN FACTS FOR 2018

  • Among the 1609 Winners
    • 199 Five-Star, 513 Four-Star and 309 Recommended hotels.
    • 64 Five-Star, 171 Four-Star and 83 Recommended restaurants.
    • 60 Five-Star and 210 Four-Star spas.
  • New and Noteworthy
    • The Middle East emerged with big wins. It picked up four Five-Star hotels (Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai; Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi; Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre; Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach). It also tallied 21 Four-Star hotels and six Recommended hotels.
    • South America captured its first Five-Star hotel. Tucked inside Brazil’s Iguacu National Park amid the Iguassu Falls, Belmond Hotel das Cataratas leads the region in service excellence.
    • Marrakech launched with two Five-Star hotels (Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech; Royal Mansour Marrakech), a pair of Four-Star properties (Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, La Mamounia) and two Recommended hotels (Amanjena, Selman Marrakech).
    • New York City seized two new Five-Star wins: Baccarat Hotel and Residences and Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. A new Four-Star hotel was added, too: Archer Hotel New York.
    • Munich welcomed its inaugural Five-Star hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Munich. It joined Four-Stars The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel; Hotel Bayerischer Hof; and Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich, along with Recommended properties Hotel München Palace and Sofitel Munich Bayerpost.
    • Japan had significant gains. The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto brought the city its first Five-Star accolade. Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto and Suiran, A Luxury Collection Hotel snagged Four-Stars awards. Kyoto Hotel Okura earned a Recommended honor. In Tokyo, Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo won a Five-Star award. The Capitol Hotel Tokyu and The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho picked up Four-Star honors.
    • Independent hotels made a strong showing. First-time Five-Star awards went to Le Richemond Genève; Magee Homestead, Wyoming; Meadowood Napa Valley; Nemacolin Woodlands Resort – Falling Rock, Pennsylvania; and Williamsburg Inn, Virginia.
    • The new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills is Hilton’s first Five-Star hotel in the Western Hemisphere. The brand also has Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.
    • Rosewood Beijing achieved a Five-Star rating–a first-time win for the brand in Asia. This was Rosewood’s first property in China, opening in 2014. The Peninsula Beijing also scooped up a new Five-Star distinction.
    • Trump Hotels earned Five-Star honors for its D.C. and Vancouver outposts, which is unusual for new properties.
    • New wins help further anchor the Riviera Nayarit as a luxury destination with Five-Star The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and Four-Star Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit.
    • Forbes Travel Guide made significant strides in its global expansion, bringing its ratings to new destinations such as Amsterdam (Four-Star hotels Conservatorium, De L’Europe Amsterdam and Hotel Okura Amsterdam; as well as Recommended properties Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, The Dylan, Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam, InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, W Amsterdam) and Vienna (Four-Star properties Hotel Sacher Wien, Palais Coburg, Palais Hansen Kempinski and The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna; along with Recommended properties Grand Hotel Wien; Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna; Hotel Imperial, A Luxury Collection Hotel; Hotel Sans Souci Wien; Park Hyatt Vienna; and The Ring Hotel Vienna).
  • Stars All Around
    • An elite group of 13 properties earned Five-Star awards for their hotel, restaurant and spa. These triple Five-Star winners include: Banyan Tree Macau; The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs; The Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia; Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego; The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong; Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas; Mandarin Oriental, Macau; Meadowood Napa Valley; Montage Laguna Beach; Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island; The Peninsula Hong Kong; Wynn Las Vegas; and Wynn Palace, Macau.
    • Altira Macau and Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong received four Five-Star awards for the hotel, spa and two restaurants.
    • Nüwa Macau won five Five-Star awards for the hotel, spa and three restaurants.
    • Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and Wynn Macau achieved a remarkable total of six Five-Star awards for the hotel, spa and four restaurants.
  • Where the Hotel Stars Shine Brightly
    • U.S. cities with the most Five-Star hotels: New York (10), Beverly Hills (6), Las Vegas (5) and Miami (5).
    • Globally, Macau reclaimed its spot as the city with the most Five-Star hotels (12). Last year, it tied Paris (10). Other cities with the largest number of Five-Stars include: Paris (10), London (9) and Hong Kong (8).
  • Where the Restaurant Stars Shine Brightly
    • U.S. cities with the most Five-Star restaurants are New York (7) and Las Vegas (6).
    • Worldwide, cities with the highest number of Five-Star restaurants are Macau (12) and Hong Kong (9).
    • Disney gets its first Five-Star restaurant. Victoria & Albert’s makes fine dining an attraction in Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.
  • Where the Spa Stars Shine Brightly
    • In the U.S., the greatest number of Five-Star spas is in: California (9), Florida (5) and Nevada (5). California’s new Five-Star spa is The Spa at Rancho Valencia in San Diego.
    • Luna y Mar in Los Cabos and The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou mark the first Five-Star spas in their respective destinations.
    • Globally, cities with the most Five-Star spas include: Macau (8), Hong Kong (5), Las Vegas (5) and Shanghai (4).

ABOUT FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE

Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent, global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. Started as Mobil Travel Guide in 1958, the company created the first Five-Star rating system in the U.S. Today, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors travel the world, evaluating properties based on up to 900 rigorous, objective standards. The company’s annual Star Ratings and daily travel stories help travelers select the world’s best luxury experiences. Visit forbestravelguide.com.

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Cable & Wireless Reports Preliminary 2017 Results¹

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Operating Momentum Building with 45,000 Organic RGU Adds in 2017

254,000 New Build/Upgrades in 2017, Creating Platform for Future Growth

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, Feb. 15, 2018: Cable & Wireless Communications Limited (”C&W”) is a leading telecommunications operator in its consumer markets, which are predominantly located in the Caribbean and Latin America, providing entertainment, information and communication services to 3.4 million mobile, 0.6 million internet, 0.6 million fixed-line telephony and 0.4 million video subscribers. In addition, C&W delivers B2B services and provides wholesale services over its sub-sea and terrestrial networks that connect over 40 markets across the region.

Acquisition of C&W

On May 16, 2016, a subsidiary of Liberty Global plc acquired C&W (the “Liberty Latin America Transaction”). C&W was subsequently contributed to Liberty Latin America as part of the split-off from Liberty Global plc on December 29, 2017. Revenue, Adjusted Segment EBITDA and subscriber statistics have been presented herein using Liberty Latin America’s definitions for all periods presented unless otherwise noted. Significant policy adjustments have been considered in our calculation of rebased growth rates for revenue and Adjusted Segment EBITDA. A reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted Segment EBITDA is included in the Financial Results, Adjusted Segment EBITDA Reconciliation and Property, Equipment & Intangible Asset Additions section below. In addition, effective for the 2016 fiscal year, C&W changed its fiscal year end from March 31 to December 31 to conform with Liberty Latin America.

Operating highlights2:

  • RGU additions of 30,000 in Q4 took FY 2017 additions to 45,000.
    • Broadband RGU additions of 21,000 in Q4.
      • Network upgrades and improved go-to-market approach led to gains of 15,000 in Jamaica and 7,000 across our other Caribbean markets.
      • Panama leveraged its upgraded fixed infrastructure to increase sales of Mast3r bundles, however this was more than offset by churn on our legacy footprint leading to a decline of 1,000 RGUs.
      • We doubled the number of next-generation WiFi “Connect Boxes” across our broadband subscriber base in Q4 2017 to 55,000; significantly enhancing the quality of the in-home broadband experience for our customers.
    • Video additions of 3,000 RGUs in Q4, first overall net additions recorded in five quarters.
      • Excluding DTH losses of 4,000 in Panama, our fixed video RGUs grew by 7,000 across C&W’s markets.
      • Jamaica grew strongly, benefiting from network investments and our unique Premier League content, which is a core asset of Flow Sports – the leading sports channel in the English-speaking Caribbean.
    • Fixed voice additions of 6,000 in Q4, taking 2017 additions to 13,000.
      • Increased focus on bundles has been driving demand, primarily in Panama, Trinidad and Jamaica in 2017.
  • Mobile subscribers declined by 42,000 in Q4.
    • Continued growth in Jamaica (23,000 additions) was more than offset by declines in Panama (61,000 decline) and the Bahamas (11,000 decline). The Panama decline reflects our ongoing focus on higher ARPU customers and competitive intensity in the market, while increased competition continued to impact the Bahamas.
  • New build and upgrade initiatives delivered approximately 90,000 premises in Q4, bringing the 2017 total to 254,000 new or upgraded homes.

C&W Footnotes

1. The financial figures contained in this release are prepared in accordance with IASB-IFRS. C&W’s financial condition and results of operations are included in Liberty Latin America’s consolidated financial statements under U.S. GAAP. There are significant differences between the U.S. GAAP and IASB-IFRS presentations of our consolidated financial statements.

2. With the exception of the presentation of SOHO RGUs, subscriber statistics are generally presented in accordance with Liberty Latin America’s policies. SOHO subscribers have not been included in C&W’s RGU counts pending further verification. During the year ended December 31, 2017, Liberty Latin America’s review of C&W’s subscriber counting policies has resulted in a total reduction of 223,000 Customer Relationships, 246,600 RGUs, largely consisting of inactive and low-ARPU customers. The review of C&W’s subscribers is ongoing and further adjustments are possible.

During September 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria caused significant damage to our operations in certain geographies within C&W, including the British Virgin Islands and Dominica, and to a lesser extent Turks & Caicos, the Bahamas, Anguilla, Antigua and other smaller markets, resulting in disruptions to our telecommunications services within these islands. With the exception of the Bahamas, all of these C&W markets are included in the “Other C&W” category in the accompanying table. Homes passed counts for the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Anguilla reflect the pre-hurricane homes passed as of August 31, 2017. As of December 31, 2017, services to most of our fixed-line customers have not yet been restored in the British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Anguilla. While mobile services have been largely restored in these markets, we are still in the process of completing the restoration of our mobile network infrastructure.

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 LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

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.

Cable & Wireless reporta los resultados preliminares de 2017¹

Auge de operaciones con 45.000 adiciones de unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGUs) orgánicas en 2017

254.000 nuevas construcciones/mejoras en 2017 crean una plataforma para el crecimiento futuro

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Feb. 15, 2018: Cable & Wireless Communications Limited (”C&W”) es una compañía operadora de servicios de telecomunicaciones líder en sus mercados al consumidor, en su mayoría ubicados en América Latina y el Caribe. La compañía le brinda servicios de comunicación, información y entretenimiento a 3,4 millones de suscriptores de servicios móviles, 0,6 millones de suscriptores de servicios de Internet, 0,6 millones de suscriptores de servicios de telefonía fija y 0.4 millones de suscriptores de servicios de video. Además, C&W brinda servicios de B2B y servicios mayoristas a través de sus redes terrestres y submarinas que conectan más de 40 mercados en la región.

Adquisición de C&W

El 16 de mayo de 2016, una subsidiaria de Liberty Global PLC adquirió C&W (la “Transacción Liberty Latin America”). C&W pasó a formar parte de Liberty Latin America como parte de la separación de Liberty Global PLC el 29 de diciembre de 2017. Se han presentado el ingreso, el índice ajustado UIDA (Utilidades antes de Intereses, Impuestos, Depreciación y Amortización) y las estadísticas de suscriptores utilizando las definiciones de Liberty Latin America para todos períodos presentados a menos que se haya indicado lo contrario. En nuestro cálculo de índices de crecimiento rebasados en pos del índice ajustado UIDA y el ingreso, se han considerado significativos ajustes a las políticas. En la sección Resultados financieros, conciliación del índice ajustado UIDA & adiciones de activos intangibles, equipos y bienes, se incluye una conciliación de la pérdida neta con respecto al índice ajustado UIDA. Además, con vigencia en el año fiscal 2016, C&W modificó la finalización de su año fiscal del 31 de marzo al 31 de diciembre a fin de adaptarse a Liberty Latin America.

Cuestiones operativas a destacar2:

  • Debido a la adición de 30.000 unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGUs) en el cuarto trimestre, el año fiscal 2017 cerró con 45.000 adiciones.
    • 21.000 adiciones de unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGUs) en banda ancha en el cuarto trimestre.
      • La actualización de la red y el acercamiento de comercialización mejorado resultaron en un aumento de 15.000 en Jamaica y 7.000 en nuestros otros mercados del Caribe.
      • Panamá impulsó su infraestructura fija mejorada a fin de incrementar las ventas de paquetes de Mast3r. Sin embargo, esto fue más que compensado por una rotación en nuestra red de legado, lo que ocasionó una reducción de 1.000 unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGUs).
      • Duplicamos la cantidad de “Cajas de conexión” de WiFi de próxima generación en nuestra base de suscriptores de banda ancha en el cuarto trimestre de 2017, por lo que alcanzamos 55.000. Esto mejoró significativamente la calidad de la experiencia de nuestros clientes con respecto a los servicios de banda ancha residenciales.
    • 3.000 nuevas adiciones de unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGUs) de servicios de video en el cuarto trimestre, lo que representa las primeras adiciones netas generales registradas en los últimos cinco trimestres.
      • Sin contar la pérdida de 4.000 DTH en Panamá, la cantidad de unidades generadoras de ingreso (RGUs) de servicios de video fijo aumentó en 7.000 en los mercados de C&W.
      • Jamaica tuvo un fuerte crecimiento y se benefició de las inversiones de red y nuestro contenido de la Liga Premier único, un recurso clave de Flow Sports, el canal anglosajón líder en el sector de habla inglesa del Caribe.
    • Debido a que se adicionaron 6.000 unidades de voz fija en el cuarto trimestre, el 2017 cerró con 13.000 adiciones.
      • Un mayor enfoque en paquetes ha impulsado la demanda, principalmente en Panamá, Trinidad y Jamaica en 2017.
  • La cantidad de suscriptores de servicios móviles se redujo en 42.000 en el cuarto trimestre.
    • El crecimiento continuo en Jamaica (23.000 adiciones) fue más que compensado por reducciones en Panamá (61.000 disminuciones) y Bahamas (11.000 disminuciones). La reducción en Panamá refleja nuestro continuo enfoque en los clientes de mayor ingreso promedio por usuario y una intensidad competitiva en el mercado, mientras que un aumento en la competencia continuó impactando Bahamas.
  • Las iniciativas de nuevas construcciones y mejoras resultaron en aproximadamente 90.000 instalaciones en el cuarto trimestre, lo que suma en 2017 un total de 254.000 hogares nuevos o mejorados.

Notas al pie de C&W

1. Las figuras financieras del presente reporte fueron preparadas conforme a los Estándares de Reportes Financieros Internacionales de la Junta Directiva de las Normas de Contaduría Internacionales (IASB-IFRS). El estado financiero y los resultados de operaciones de C&W serán incluidos en las declaraciones financieras consolidadas de Liberty Latin America conforme a los principios de contaduría generalmente aceptados en Estados Unidos (U.S. GAAP). Existen diferencias significativas entre las presentaciones de las declaraciones financieras consolidadas conforme a los U.S. GAAP y a los IASB-IFRS.

2. A excepción de la presentación de las unidades de generación de ingreso (RGUs) de SOHO, las estadísticas de suscriptores generalmente se presentan en conformidad con las políticas de Liberty Latin America. No se ha incluido a los suscriptores de SOHO en el conteo de unidades de generación de ingreso (RGUs) de C&W, pendiente de verificación. Durante el año finalizado el 31 de diciembre de 2017, la revisión de las políticas de conteo de suscriptores de C&W por parte de Liberty Latin America ha reflejado una reducción total de 223.000 relaciones con clientes, 246.000 unidades generadoras de ingresos (RGUs), lo que consiste en mayor parte en clientes de bajo ingreso promedio por usuario y clientes inactivos. Todavía se está realizando la revisión de los suscriptores de C&W, por lo que es posible que se realicen cambios adicionales.

Durante septiembre de 2017, los Huracanes Irma y María les causaron daños significativos a nuestras operaciones en ciertas geografías de C&W, incluidas las Islas Vírgenes Británicas y Domínica, y –en menor medida– Turcas & Caicos, las Bahamas, Anguila, Antigua y otros pequeños mercados. Esto resultó en interrupciones a nuestros servicios de telecomunicaciones en estas islas. A excepción de Bahamas, todos estos mercados de C&W están incluidos en la categoría “Otra C&W” en la tabla adjunta.  Los recuentos de hogares para las Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Dominica y Anguila reflejan las viviendas aprobadas antes del huracán al 31 de agosto de 2017. Al 31 de diciembre de 2017, los servicios para la mayoría de nuestros clientes de línea fija aún no han sido restaurados en las Islas Vírgenes Británicas, Dominica y Anguila. Si bien los servicios móviles se han restaurado en gran medida en estos mercados, todavía estamos en el proceso de completar la restauración de nuestra infraestructura de red móvil.

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 LinkedIn, Facebook o Twitter.

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.

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Cloud Carib Achieves Record Growth as Caribbean and Latin American Businesses and Government Agencies Pursue Digital Transformation

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CaribPR Wire, NASSAU, The Bahamas, Feb. 15, 2018: Cloud Carib, a provider of managed cloud and ICT services to businesses and governments in the Caribbean and Latin American region, completed its most successful year to date in December. The company, which launched in 2011, attracted a record number of new clients in 2017 led by organizations seeking cloud technology expertise and help understanding the risks and regulations to leverage cloud and accelerate digital transformation.

“The Caribbean and Latin America are ripe for digital transformation and technology innovation,” says Scott MacKenzie, CEO at Cloud Carib. “Technology is advancing at an exponential rate and both the public and private sector cannot keep up. Everyone is struggling to maintain the status quo, but realizing that standing still is no longer an option as the world rapidly evolves. Citizens and consumers are suffering from inaction and leading governments and organizations are finally embracing what is possible. We are on a mission to help organizations securely move their data and applications to the region’s premier cloud for added performance, availability and cost savings.”

Some noteworthy Cloud Carib milestones from 2017 include:

  • Doubled revenue year-over-year
  • Added over 40 new regional ICT jobs, with plans to add an additional 60 in 2018
  • Added a record number of new clients, including leading financial services organizations and governments in the region
  • Introduced Carib365, which allows Cloud Carib to keep client data in the Caribbean region – outside the US and Europe – thereby ensuring data privacy
  • Announced service extensions into Panama, Barbados and Jamaica, and additional regional sites planned for Trinidad and Tobago, the Cayman Islands, and other Central and Latin American countries
  • Opened the only 24×7 Command and Control Centre (C3) dedicated to managed cloud services within the Caribbean and Latin America, offering round-the-clock cloud support and service monitoring
  • Achieved Gold Partner status with Palo Alto Networks, a leading next-generation security company
  • Received the Cisco Collaboration Partner of the Year for Architectural Excellence in the Americas and CANSAC regions
  • Became the first Red Hat Certified Cloud Solutions Provider (CCSP) in the Caribbean and Latin American regions
  • Appointed Scott MacKenzie to CEO

“We’ve experienced significant growth over the last year as we continue to educate the market on the benefits of cloud infrastructure and technology services,” says MacKenzie. “We expect this growth to continue as we look to expand into Central and Latin America and other areas throughout the Caribbean over the next year.”

About Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib is the regions 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.

For more information, please visit www.cloudcarib.com.

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Caribbean TV Subscribers Take Control of their Viewing Experience with Flow Evo

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CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Feb. 14, 2018: “‘YOU run the show!’ is what we’re telling our Flow TV customers,” according to Shuja Khan, Chief Commercial Officer, C&W Communications. The company is embarking on an exciting new journey to give customers more control than ever before by launching the Flow Evo experience.

According to Khan, “What’s new is that viewers are now in charge of their own viewing experience as Flow Evo puts the power in the hands of our customers. At the click of a remote, they are able to ‘Pause Live TV’, ‘Start From Beginning’, access ‘Cloud Recording’ and several other new features coming soon. It means they can watch their favourite shows at a time of their choosing and convenience.  They can also easily access a large catalogue of programs and movies on demand. The transformation of TV will be rolling out across the Caribbean to deliver amazing experiences at home and on the go.”

With several enhanced, easy to use features and a fresh new look, Flow Evo goes live initially in Jamaica, Barbados, The Bahamas, and Trinidad. This will immediately be followed by other markets in which Flow TV operates from March onwards.

Khan added, “The great news about Flow Evo is that it offers more benefits than online movie streaming platforms, making it the best way to watch TV. This is truly an entertainment service that empowers customers allowing them to run the show.”

Flow will embark on a bold campaign to get customers excited about the new changes and educate them on the full suite of features available through Flow Evo. This will include launching an all new Flow website, hosting of demo sessions with Flow Tech Experts at various customer experience centers and other convenient locations in the markets, an engaging social media and traditional advertising campaign as well as self-help sessions on their TV at home or online at www.discoverflow.co/flow-evo.

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.

About Liberty Latin America

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.

For more information, please visit www.lla.com.

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Caribbean’s Next Top Model Expands to The Bahamas as Season 4 Kicks Off on Flow TV

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CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Feb. 12, 2018: Love is in the air and so is the buzz around Season 4 of Caribbean’s Next Top Model (CNTM) as it expands to include aspiring young hopefuls from The Bahamas when it kicks off on Valentine’s Day, February 14 at 9pm on Flow 1.

According to Garry Sinclair, Caribbean President, C&W Communications, “We’re delighted to be on-board once again for the 4th season of CNTM which continues to draw bigger and bigger audiences as a platform for young Caribbean women to develop careers in the fashion industry.”

Viewers are in for another captivating series which was filmed against the vibrant, rhythmic backdrop that is uniquely Jamaica, home of Season 3 winner, Shamique Simms. Miss Universe ‘98, Wendy Fitzwilliam who is also Executive Producer, Host and Chief Judge along with the sought-after fashion designer Socrates McKinney and world renowned Australian photographer, Pedro Virgil all return to the screen this season. The expansion to The Bahamas together with the poise, grace and stunning appearance of the aspiring models set against the eclectic charm of the islands makes for another scintillating series.

The off-screen excitement continues via social media as Caribbean viewers can follow their favourite girls on the show using the #CaribeNTM for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and candid interviews.

Flow customers will have the added benefit of watching on-the-go from their tablet or mobile device with the MyFlow app as well as catch up on the past three seasons of CNTM with Flow’s Video on Demand.

Sinclair added, “Flow is committed to building Caribbean content for Caribbean audiences. In the end, regardless of who wins, the Caribbean benefits from productions that showcase the diversity, energy, talent and creativity of our people for the world to see.”

Executive Producer Fitzwilliam lauded the production team and the aspiring models as well as she praised Flow for their commitment to the project. “It has been a tremendous challenge to take a production of this magnitude from a mere concept to amazingly a 4th season. Thanks to Flow for sticking with us, and thanks to the production team and the girls for showing up every season. Additionally, we couldn’t have done it without the support of the Caribbean people, and our loyal viewers – thank you. Stay tuned to Flow 1, the only place you can catch CNTM every Wednesday at 9pm. Let the season begin!”

“Caribbean’s Next Top Model” is produced by Starfish Media Ltd, based on the “Next Top Model” format licensed by CBS Studios International. Executive Producers are Dionyse Fitzwilliam, Wendy Fitzwilliam and Kiran Maharaj.

Currently, “America’s Next Top Model” is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production, which includes Caribbean’s Next Top Model. “America’s Next Top Model” and the “America’s Next Top Model” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.

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 LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America
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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.

For more information, please visit www.lla.com.

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interCaribbean accelerates introduction of Sint Maarten Services

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TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – interCaribbean Airways celebrating its 26th year of continuous services, is accelerating its start date of services from Sint Maarten to Tortola with onward connections to Santo Domingo, San Juan and Antigua.

The original start of service to and from Sint Maarten of March 22, is moved forward in response to the challenges of travel to and from Santo Domingo following recent air service interruptions.

The new services will begin immediately from February 9, 2018.  Travelers in Santo Domingo and Sint Maarten can make immediate connections via the Tortola hub with a very short layover en-route.

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interCaribbean has been serving the Dominican Republic for over 15 years, with over a current schedule of 19 weekly flights.

“interCaribbean is pleased to be able to quickly update our Sint Maarten start date to ensure the communities in Sint Maarten and in Santo Domingo have available air service options,” said Mr. Trevor Sadler, CEO for interCaribbean.

Founded as InterIsland Airways in 1991 by Turks Islander, Mr. Lyndon R. Gardiner, Chairman of interCaribbean, the company has embarked on adding international destinations and soon the introduction of jet service.  interCaribbean serves twenty-two cities.  For more Information and reservations visit www.intercaribbean.com.

About interCaribbean

interCaribbean operates EMB 120, Twin Otter and coming soon our ERJ145 aircraft connecting Turks & Caicos, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands, Dominica and St. Maarten/St. Martin. Domestic flights are provided in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay, as well as flights within the Turks & Caicos Islands.

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Aspiring Young Footballers Pursue Their Dreams as Manchester United Flow Skills Ultimate Football Experience Returns for the 2nd Straight Year

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CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Jan. 26, 2018: Young Caribbean footballers get another shot at the big league as Manchester United, in partnership with Flow, host the second Flow Skills Ultimate Football Experience across the region with the launch on January 27 in Jamaica. Every young footballer’s dream is to play on the global stage and with Flow Skills that dream is within reach as Caribbean football clubs and coaches prepare youngsters to come out for the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) endorsed initiative so they can get a chance to be seen by some of the world’s top coaches and Manchester United Legends. In fact, Manchester United Ambassador, Dennis Irwin accompanied by Manchester United Soccer School (MUSS) coaches will attend the launch event and will make appearances in other markets during the course of the competition through to its culmination in Trinidad on Monday, March 26, 2018.

“What an opportunity! When I was a young footballer myself, I’d have given anything to have a chance like this – complete access to legends and coaches we’d only see on TV. With Flow Skills, today’s talented young Caribbean footballers not only get to meet these coaches face-to-face, but also to get tips and advice from the coaches and legends of the great game during ‘All Star clinics’. Wow! I’m elated, to say the least, and I’m really proud that Flow is inspiring and developing our youngsters in this way. Thanks to Manchester United, we are making a real impact on young people’s lives offering them a not-to-be-missed opportunity,” said Garfield Sinclair, President of Cable & Wireless Caribbean, which operates the consumer brand Flow in the region.

In the preliminary round, eligible footballers from local clubs within Flow’s 15 Caribbean markets will go through a series of specially designed skills tests recommended by MUSS and will be judged and delivered by CFU coaches. As the competition progresses to the second phase, two participants from each market, along with their respective coach, will advance to a two-day skills session in Trinidad and Tobago. There, they will experience one-on-one training with CFU and MUSS coaches. In a test of skills, two top performers will emerge and earn for themselves, their coach and a parent the opportunity to visit Old Trafford in Manchester; but more importantly the youngsters will get the chance-of-a-lifetime to participate in a talent development football camp courtesy of Manchester United and Flow.

The Caribbean Football Union’s General Secretary, Neil Cochrane noted, “On behalf of the Acting President Randy Harris, the Executive Committee and Member Associations of the CFU, let me state how proud we are to once again endorse this most significant football development program. From our involvement in the inaugural staging of the initiative, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, as this has been a truly exhilarating and beneficial initiative. Hundreds of young footballers in 15 countries – half of the CFU’s membership – are again getting the exposure they crave, and the opportunity to compete, hone their skills, and, hopefully fulfil their dreams.  We consider this initiative as adding significant value to our portfolio of annual activities but even more important is the value that it adds to youth development and to building a solid foundation for football across the region. Once again, we welcome this partnership with Flow and Manchester United for the 2018 edition, and stand ready to get the ball rolling.

Last year’s winners Ronaldo Flowers (left) of Antigua and Che Benny (right) of Trinidad experienced the dream and had this to say:

  • “It was great. I learned so much and got the chance to travel to Manchester and to go to Old Trafford and meet football legends.” – Ronaldo Flowers, now 14 years old.
  • “I will forever be grateful to Flow and Manchester United. I could not have asked for a better opportunity. My dream really did come true and today I am a better player for it.” – Che Benny, now 17 years old.

Flow Skills Ultimate Football Experience is one of several Manchester United and Flow partnership initiatives.

Participating Flow markets include: AnguillaAntiguaBarbadosBritish Virgin Islands (BVI)CaymanCuracaoDominicaGrenadaJamaicaMontserratSt. Kitts & NevisSt. LuciaSt. VincentTrinidad and Turks & Caicos Islands.

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 LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America

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 “triple-play” and “quad-play” combinations of bundled 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.

For more information, please visit www.lla.com.

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C&W Business Attains Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Partner Master Certification

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CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Jan. 26, 2018: C&W Business announced today that it has attained the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Partner (CMSP) Master certification for the Caribbean and Latin American region, joining an elite group of Cisco® partners worldwide.  C&W is the first provider operating in the region to achieve this distinction.

The Cloud and Managed Services Partner Master designation is for partners who sell and deliver Cisco powered products enabled by a world-class network operation center responsible for delivering, monitoring and pro-active management and maintenance services. Cisco powered product offers are best-in-class, flexible, and scalable cloud and managed services that are designed to help customers to expand their reach, enhance their customer experience and capitalize on emerging opportunities. The customer benefits from superior levels of service, security, and 24-hour support from Cisco partners who undergo rigorous certification and a third-party audit of their solutions.

Following several years of significant investment, C&W Business has become the region’s premier hosted solutions and ITaaS provider, with world-class Tier III/IV facilities located in Bogota (2), PanamaMiamiCayman, and Curacao, all inter-connected via our unmatched subsea fiber network (50,000 km and growing) reaching over 40 markets. C&W Business is globally recognized by Gartner which has named C&W Business to its coveted “Magic Quadrant” for the last 3 years and Ovum ranks C&W #4 globally for our Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions.

To attain the CMSP Master designation, C&W Business went through a rigorous vetting process by Cisco which included showing a network operation center capable of servicing multiple ‘referenceable’ customers as well as passing an independent third-party audit of capabilities. As a Cisco Managed Services Master Partner, C&W Business also had to demonstrate that it has established managed service ITIL processes, practices, and has tools in place to support Cisco advanced technologies at all phases of the lifecycle — prepare, plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/51a4f85b-79c5-405c-b399-96fc72adb9e9

Shuja Khan, Chief Commercial Officer, C&W Communications said, “We are truly delighted to have earned this CMSP Master Certification for the Caribbean and Latin America. Attaining this globally recognized certification further underlines our expertise and capacity to provide Cloud based Managed Services to our customers in the region. As the only provider in the Caribbean with this certification, it also demonstrates our position as one of Cisco’s “go-to” partners for providing cloud based services.”

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 LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America

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 “triple-play” and “quad-play” combinations of bundled 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.

For more information, please visit www.lla.com.

C&W Business obtiene la certificación Master Cloud and Managed Services Partner, de Cisco®

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Jan. 26, 2018:– C&W Business anunció hoy que la compañía ha obtenido la certificación Master Cloud and Managed Services Partner (CMSP) de Cisco para la región del Caribe y América Latina, por lo que ahora forma parte de un selecto grupo de socios de Cisco® en todo el mundo. C&W es el primer proveedor que opera en la región en recibir esta distinción.

La certificación Master Cloud and Managed Services Partner (CMSP) se orienta a socios que venden productos impulsados por Cisco que dependen de un Centro de Operaciones de Red (NOC) de clase mundial que brinda y monitorea servicios de mantenimiento y gestión proactivos. Las ofertas de productos impulsados por Cisco son servicios gestionados y en la Nube escalables, flexibles y destacados en su clase, y están diseñados para ayudar a los clientes a expandir su alcance, fortalecer la experiencia al cliente y capitalizar las oportunidades. Los clientes se beneficiarán de niveles de servicio superiores, seguridad y soporte las 24 horas por parte de socios de Cisco con rigurosas certificaciones, y cuyas soluciones son auditadas por terceros.

Luego de muchos años de grandes inversiones, C&W Business se ha convertido el principal proveedor de ITaaS y soluciones de hosting de la región, con instalaciones de Tier III/IV de clase mundial ubicadas en Bogotá (2), Panamá, Miami, Caimán y Curacao interconectadas a través de nuestra inigualable red de fibra submarina (de 50.000 kms y en expansión), que abarca 40 mercados. C&W Business es una compañía globalmente reconocida por Gartner, lo que la ha llevado a alcanzar el codiciado Magic Quadrant los últimos 3 años. Por su parte, Ovum clasifica a C&W #4 a nivel global por sus soluciones de Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

Para lograr la certificación Master CMSP, C&W Business atravesó un riguroso proceso de evaluación realizado por Cisco que incluyó contar con un Centro de Operaciones de Red (NOC) capaz de servir a múltiples clientes “de referencia” y aprobar una auditoría de capacidades independiente realizada por un tercero. Como compañía socia Master de Servicios Gestionados de Cisco, C&W Business también tuvo que demostrar haber establecido prácticas y procesos de ITIL de servicios gestionados y contar con herramientas para respaldar las tecnologías avanzadas de Cisco en todas las fases de su ciclo de vida (preparación, planeamiento, diseño, implementación, operación y optimización).

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Shuja Khan, Director Comercial de C&W Communications, señaló: “Estamos verdaderamente entusiasmados por haber alcanzado esta Certificación Master CMSP para el Caribe y América Latina. El logro de esta certificación, reconocida a nivel global, se suma a nuestra trayectoria y capacidad de brindarles a nuestros clientes de la región Servicios Gestionados basados en la Nube. Somos el único proveedor en el Caribe con esta certificación, lo que también demuestra nuestra posición como uno de los socios de preferencia de Cisco en servicios basados en la Nube”.

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 LinkedInFacebookTwitter.

Acerca de Liberty Latin America

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 de consumo VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Los servicios de comunicaciones y entretenimiento que ofrecemos a nuestros clientes residenciales y comerciales en la región incluyen cada vez más combinaciones de servicios de “triple play” y “quad play” compuestos por video digital, Internet de banda ancha, telefonía y servicios móviles. Nuestros productos y servicios comerciales incluyen conectividad de nivel empresarial, centro de datos, hosting y soluciones administradas, así como soluciones de tecnología de la información con clientes que van desde pequeñas y medianas empresas hasta empresas internacionales y agencias gubernamentales. Además, Liberty Latin America opera una red de cable de fibra óptica submarino y terrestre que conecta más de 40 mercados en la región.

Para mayor información, por favor visite www.lla.com

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Scotiabank recognized by Junior Achievement Americas with 2017’s Transforming Education Award

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TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – Scotiabank has been recognized by Junior Achievement Americas (JA) as the winner of the 2017 Transforming Education Award, the maximum recognition that JA gives to its partners at the regional level. Brent Currie, Scotiabank’s Senior Vice-President of Brand Management and Marketing Services, received the award in Toronto, Ontario.

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“We are pleased to partner with Junior Achievement Americas to help young people develop their entrepreneurial, labour and financial skills. This partnership reflects Scotiabank’s commitment to the long-term development of Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Brent Currie, Senior Vice-President, Brand Management and Marketing Services. “At Scotiabank, we’re focused on our future leaders, and recognize that our involvement with Junior Achievement not only helps young people reach their infinite potential, but also helps to ensure communities are set-up for success.”

Junior Achievement Americas has recognized Scotiabank for its ongoing support over the last eight years, allowing JA to not only impact the lives of thousands of young people in the region, but to generate innovations to remain relevant in the face of the needs of young people and the labour market. That is, digitalization of the content of the JA Economics for Success program, the development of the first Regional Online Innovation Camp of JA Americas, and the Road to Success initiative launching.

“We are delighted to recognize Scotiabank for its tireless support to the Latin American and Caribbean region,” said Leo Martellotto, President of Junior Achievement Americas. “Thanks to Scotiabank, and in partnership with them, JA Americas was able to improve the Economics for Success program, generating version 2.0: an online platform through which students learn the same concepts of the original program but in a digital, more interactive way.”

Scotiabank’s CSR priority to invest in young people has been reflected through the Bank’s partnership with Junior Achievement Americas, allowing students from 14 to 18 years of age to participate in national innovation camp competitions that aim to find innovative solutions to specific challenges that the business world faces. Similarly, the Road to Success program aims to help develop the infinite potential of youth in our communities by teaching kids the basic concepts of financial literacy. The initiative will continue to give students a basic understanding of the principles of finance and practical advice on budget planning and money management.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 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 88,000 employees and assets of over $915 billion (as at October 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.

About Scotiabank’s CSR
Scotiabank believes that every customer has the right to become better off. When customers succeed, businesses, communities, and entire societies benefit as well. Through our CSR strategy, Better Future, Better Off, we seek to create economic, social and environmental value that benefits every customer. Through our five commitments to Customers, Employees, Communities, the Environment and strong Corporate Governance practices, we aim to create a better future for both society and Scotiabank. For more information on our priorities and the impact we have made, please visit www.scotiabank.com/csr.

About JA Americas
As part of one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Americas activates youth for the future of jobs. Through the delivery of hands-on, blended learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship, we empower young people to grow their entrepreneurial ideas, hone their work skills, manage their earnings, and secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. With 31 countries, the JA Americas network is powered by over 38,000 volunteers and mentors, who serve more than 1 million young people each year. More information at www.jaamericas.org.

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Jamaica’s Jazz Great Monty Alexander Is Coming To South Florida

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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, Tues. Jan.  16, 2018: South Florida jazz fans are in for a treat this weekend as award-winning, Jamaican jazz legend Monty Alexander, brings his inimitable brand of jazz back to the Sunshine state.

With over 70 CDs under his belt along with hundreds of performances and a Grammy nomination, Alexander is set to treat fans of jazz to a magical night at the Bailey Hall at Broward College in Davie, FL. on January 20th.

Alexander, who tells many incredible stories of his adventures from Jamaica to the world through music, will play just one night at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $35-45 each and can be obtained directly here or by logging on to web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10160910.

A consummate entertainer who takes his audience on a journey from Kingston to Florida and all around the world, Alexander is certain to open his play book for fans, which is well documented on over 70 CDs and spans a broad range of jazz, blues, gospel, bebop, calypso and reggae.

UPCOMING DATES:

Alexander heads out to the East Coast after his Bailey Hall performance.

On January 26th, he will play Sculler’s Jazz Club in Boston, MA at 10 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and can be obtained here.

And on January 28th, he heads to Buffalo, NY for a matinee performance at 3 p.m. at the Albright-Knox Gallery at 1285 Elmwood Avenue. Tickets are $29 and can be obtained here.

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 Persaud

Hard Beat Communications

718-476-3616

felicia@caribpr.com

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