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Global Standards Leader ASTM International Launches “Caribbean Roadshow” in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana

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WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pennsylvania, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — ASTM International, one of the world’s leading standards organizations, announced today that it will host several events in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana as part of the “Caribbean Roadshow,” June 4-8.

The roadshow includes outreach, training, and education focused on the growing use of ASTM International standards and International Code Council (ICC) codes. The team will highlight longstanding Caribbean partnerships and focus on how standards and codes are the foundation for quality and safety in construction projects.

Activities also include industry workshops and meetings with high-profile groups in Kingston (June 4-5), Port of Spain (June 6), and Georgetown (June 7-8). Speakers will include Mark Johnson, executive vice president of ICC, and R. Christopher Mathis, ASTM International board member and president of MC2 Mathis Consulting.

“This partnership involves unprecedented outreach and networking aimed at finding solutions to sustainable construction challenges,” said ASTM International director of external relations, James Olshefsky. “We look forward to highlighting the many members and dozens of partners who increasingly use ASTM’s high-quality standards throughout the region.”

In addition, the roadshow will include student forums during which students will learn about ASTM’s academic offerings, and laboratory roundtables, where ASTM staff will present information about ASTM’s laboratory services.

ASTM International has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) as well as all of its member states including Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana. These agreements encourage participation of technical experts worldwide in the standards development process, while also broadening the global acceptance of ASTM International standards.

The “Caribbean Roadshow” follows a similar roadshow in September 2017 to El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.

Over the past 17 years, ASTM International has signed 109 MOUs with national standards bodies worldwide. As a result, its standards have been referenced more than 7,500 times outside the United States in laws, regulations, codes, and elsewhere. For more information on this program, visit www.astm.org/GLOBAL/mou.html.

Follow the Road Show on Facebook and Twitter (#ASTMRoadShow).

About ASTM International

Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards – developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts – and innovate services to improve lives… Helping our world work better.

Roadshow Contact: James Olshefsky, tel +1.610.832.9714; jolshefsky@astm.org

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The Sunwing Foundation partners with Books Give Us Wings to spread the love of reading on Read Across Jamaica Day

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CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, May 08, 2018: As part of their recently launched Flying Start program, Sunwing Foundation is joining forces with Books Give Us Wings (a Toronto-based charity established by seasoned North York elementary school teacher and Jamaican-born, Myrna Gabbidon, that promotes children’s literacy in the Caribbean) to fly just under 3,000 new and gently used children’s books to Jamaica in time for Read Across Jamaica Day (May 8th).

A quantity of books donated were collected as part of the Sunwing Foundation’s Flying start program that seeks to provide children with all the necessary supplies for learning in destinations served by the travel company. A large part of today’s donation was coordinated by Ms. Gabbidon who reached out to students at several schools across Toronto for help in order that a special delivery could be made in time for the national reading awareness day.

Ms. Gabbidon and the books collected were flown down on Sunwing Airlines to Jamaica yesterday. Sunwing’s local destination team, Sunwing Experiences, will be coordinating deliveries of the books to select local elementary schools throughout Jamaica with Ms. Gabbidon today, May 8th, and May 9th.

“My primary goal with this initiative is to ensure every child owns a book, as I believe literacy and art are both key to helping children become successful in their education and develop into contributing members of society,” says Gabbidon. “When you give a child a book, you give them wings; enabling their imagination to take flight and to become passionate and curious about the world.”

The Sunwing Foundation established the Flying Start program earlier this year to support students in the Caribbean by providing them with books and education supplies. Today’s donation is expected to positively impact thousands of Jamaican students.

“The Sunwing Foundation is committed to supporting youth and education projects in the destinations we serve.” says Stephen Hunter, CEO of Sunwing Travel Group. “We are pleased to help promote literacy on Jamaica’s National Reading Day.”

For more information on the Sunwing foundation, please visit www.sunwingfoundation.com.

About The Sunwing Foundation

A charitable initiative established by the Hunter family, the Sunwing Foundation reflects the Sunwing Travel Group’s enduring commitment to the support and development of youth in the communities where it operates in the form of project funding or the transport of humanitarian aid. The Sunwing Foundation passes on 100% of the charitable donations it raises to the communities that need it the most, funding educational and skills development projects to provide a direct, impactful, and sustainable improvement to quality of life for years to come.

About Books Give Us Wings
Books Give Us Wings is a charitable initiative created and led by seasoned school teacher from the North York area of Toronto, Myrna Gibbon. The idea for Books Give Us Wings was sparked in 2011 when Marguerite Jackson, Director of North York Board of Education at the time, collaborated with a number of educators, including Myrna, to provide each elementary classroom a bin of books the students could relate to—both fiction and non-fiction. The initiative received such a strong and positive response, Myrna decided to take the initiative further. Thus, Books Give Us Wings was born.

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$20 Million Class Action Settlement has been Reached for Purchasers of Solodyn®

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NEW YORK, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – I f You P u r c hased So l od y n ® a nd/or Its Generic Equivalent You Could Get Money From A Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

A proposed $20 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving the antibiotic drug Solodyn®. The lawsuit claims that Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., Impax Laboratories, Inc., Lupin Limited, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Sandoz Inc. (the “Defendants”) violated state competition (i.e. antitrust and consumer protection) and unjust enrichment laws by agreeing not to compete with each other and keeping lower-cost generic versions of Solodyn® off the market. The Defendants deny this. No one is claiming that Solodyn® is unsafe or ineffective.

W ha t does the settlement provide?

To settle the lawsuit, Impax Laboratories, Inc. has agreed to pay $20 million into a Settlement Fund to settle all claims in the lawsuit brought on behalf of consumers and health insurers known as third-party payors. This settlement is in addition to the $23 million settlement recently announced with Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.

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

W h o is included?

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

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

How do I get a payment?

You must submit a Claim Form by July 31, 2018 to be eligible for a payment. The Claim Form, and instructions on how to submit it, are available at www.SolodynCase.com or by calling 1-800-332-7414.  If you previously submitted a Claim Form for the Medicis settlement, you do not need to submit another Claim Form.  Your previous Claim Form will be used to calculate any payment that you may be entitled to.

W ha t are my other rights?

If you are a Class Member, you may comment on or object to the proposed Settlement. To do so, you must act by June 18, 2018. Details on how to comment or object are at www.SolodynCase.com.

The Court will hold a hearing tentatively set for 3:00 p.m. on July 18, 2018, to consider whether the Settlement and all of the terms are fair, reasonable, and adequate. These deadlines may be amended by Court Order, so check the litigation website noted below.

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

Source: Motley Rice LLC

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$20 Million Class Action Settlement has been Reached for Purchasers of Solodyn®

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NEW YORK, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – I f You P u r c hased So l od y n ® a nd/or Its Generic Equivalent You Could Get Money From A Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

A proposed $20 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving the antibiotic drug Solodyn®. The lawsuit claims that Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., Impax Laboratories, Inc., Lupin Limited, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Sandoz Inc. (the “Defendants”) violated state competition (i.e. antitrust and consumer protection) and unjust enrichment laws by agreeing not to compete with each other and keeping lower-cost generic versions of Solodyn® off the market. The Defendants deny this. No one is claiming that Solodyn® is unsafe or ineffective.

W ha t does the settlement provide?

To settle the lawsuit, Impax Laboratories, Inc. has agreed to pay $20 million into a Settlement Fund to settle all claims in the lawsuit brought on behalf of consumers and health insurers known as third-party payors. This settlement is in addition to the $23 million settlement recently announced with Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.

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

W h o is included?

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

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

How do I get a payment?

You must submit a Claim Form by July 31, 2018 to be eligible for a payment. The Claim Form, and instructions on how to submit it, are available at www.SolodynCase.com or by calling 1-800-332-7414.  If you previously submitted a Claim Form for the Medicis settlement, you do not need to submit another Claim Form.  Your previous Claim Form will be used to calculate any payment that you may be entitled to.

W ha t are my other rights?

If you are a Class Member, you may comment on or object to the proposed Settlement. To do so, you must act by June 18, 2018. Details on how to comment or object are at www.SolodynCase.com.

The Court will hold a hearing tentatively set for 3:00 p.m. on July 18, 2018, to consider whether the Settlement and all of the terms are fair, reasonable, and adequate. These deadlines may be amended by Court Order, so check the litigation website noted below.

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

Source: Motley Rice LLC

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$20 Million Class Action Settlement has been Reached for Purchasers of Solodyn®

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NEW YORK, April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – I f You P u r c hased So l od y n ® a nd/or Its Generic Equivalent You Could Get Money From A Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

A proposed $20 million settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit involving the antibiotic drug Solodyn®. The lawsuit claims that Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., Impax Laboratories, Inc., Lupin Limited, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Sandoz Inc. (the “Defendants”) violated state competition (i.e. antitrust and consumer protection) and unjust enrichment laws by agreeing not to compete with each other and keeping lower-cost generic versions of Solodyn® off the market. The Defendants deny this. No one is claiming that Solodyn® is unsafe or ineffective.

W ha t does the settlement provide?

To settle the lawsuit, Impax Laboratories, Inc. has agreed to pay $20 million into a Settlement Fund to settle all claims in the lawsuit brought on behalf of consumers and health insurers known as third-party payors. This settlement is in addition to the $23 million settlement recently announced with Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.

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

W h o is included?

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

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

How do I get a payment?

You must submit a Claim Form by July 31, 2018 to be eligible for a payment. The Claim Form, and instructions on how to submit it, are available at www.SolodynCase.com or by calling 1-800-332-7414.  If you previously submitted a Claim Form for the Medicis settlement, you do not need to submit another Claim Form.  Your previous Claim Form will be used to calculate any payment that you may be entitled to.

W ha t are my other rights?

If you are a Class Member, you may comment on or object to the proposed Settlement. To do so, you must act by June 18, 2018. Details on how to comment or object are at www.SolodynCase.com.

The Court will hold a hearing tentatively set for 3:00 p.m. on July 18, 2018, to consider whether the Settlement and all of the terms are fair, reasonable, and adequate. These deadlines may be amended by Court Order, so check the litigation website noted below.

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

Source: Motley Rice LLC

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interCaribbean cancels St Thomas and St Croix planned operations

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PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos, April 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – interCaribbean Airways with a heavy heart must advise the Caribbean traveling public that services to St Thomas and to St Croix are canceled.  We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this causes those customers with planned travel arrangements on these flights.

interCaribbean has been working for some months to have the USVI filings process completed, for which it is not possible to manage simultaneously with the setup of all other operations in parallel.  Such has been the process, that other requirements to setup at the airports are unable to be advanced without this completed.

interCaribbean over a month ago deployed an additional aircraft to Tortola in readiness for these flights but given the unusually lengthy processes to get to a starting point, it has become clear that the approval process and our priorities are not aligned.  interCaribbean will now redeploy the aircraft into other operations and growth opportunities.  We operate in 13 countries and have not faced the prolonged or protracted challenges of setting up an operation timely in any country.  We wish to acknowledge we have seen the full cooperation from the CPB (Customs and Border Protection) and the TSA (Transport Security Administration) Agencies in receiving their early and timely approvals for both St Thomas and St Croix.

A key element at any new city served is selecting a partner handling company. In the case of the USVI, we are confronted with handling costs that are three to four times the norm across our entire network of cities.  We simply will not pay such outrageous prices.  We cannot expect to have to double our everyday affordable low airfares to compensate, for we will not see support from the traveling public.

Given the work necessary to make these cities a viable destination with airfares for which we have become known, we have elected to postpone until the winter season of this year 2018 and give time and opportunity to consider other options to create effective partner handling, and for all authorities to take all the time needed.  Should we find a satisfactory point.  We will update the traveling public as we move forward and keep you appraised.

Visit interCaribbean.com to learn more about the company and its operations.

About interCaribbean

interCaribbean operates EMB 120, Twin Otter and shortly ERJ145 aircraft connecting the Turks & Caicos Islands, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Dominica, St Lucia and St. Maarten and shortly new services to Aruba and Curacao. Domestic flights are operated in the Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as in Jamaica between Kingston and Montego Bay.

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More than 700,000 Viewers Tuned in to Watch Flow CARIFTA Games Via Flow Sports Mobile App and Flow Sports TV Channels

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Making Broadcast History Across the Region!

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, FL, April 13, 2018: More than 700,000 customers across 21 countries in the Caribbean and The Bahamas got their fill of the athletics action- live and direct – as Flow delivered unprecedented in-home and on-the-go access to the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games; increasing its 2017 viewership numbers by a whopping 25%.

This year, Flow, in its third year as the official title sponsor of the Games, took its broadcast rights to another level by introducing the Flow Sports Mobile App so customers would have the flexibility of watching the Games on-the-go. Customers across the region embraced both options (Flow Sports TV and the App), exceeding expectations as the events dominated daytime viewing across all Flow and BTC (Bahamas Telecommunications Company – Flow’s affiliated brand in the Bahamas) channels, making it the most watched edition of the CARIFTA Games in its 47 year history.

Flow delivered more than twenty hours of live coverage via Flow Sports 1 and the Flow Sports Mobile App, which was available as a free download for all smartphone users across the Caribbean. Fans across the world also followed the Games via the Flow Sports website at www.flowsports.co. Live coverage from the three-day meet in Nassau, Bahamas was also delivered across North America and Europe by way of international broadcast agreements. During the event, #FlowCARIFTA was the number one trending topic on Twitter and Instagram across the region, proving the powerful draw of the Games for Caribbean sports fans.

“The unprecedented coverage of the 2018 Flow CARIFTA Games is a triumph for our young Caribbean athletes as we bring together their athletic prowess, with the inventiveness of our technology to extend its reach beyond our borders across the region and around the world. Congratulations to the athletes, North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC), the Local Organizing Committee, officials and our customers for joining with us, as together we made history in our region,” said Garry Sinclair, Caribbean President, Cable & Wireless Communications.

“Our young athletes produced some amazing, history-making performances delivered in high-definition to the widest audience ever. While the athletes made history on the track and field, we were proud to match it by creating some history of our own,” Sinclair also said.

“We believe that by providing this level of visibility to our outstanding youngsters, tangible opportunities for personal development can now become a reality. This is what Flow brings to the CARIFTA Games and we are proud of the strong relationship we have established with the NACAC, a relationship we hope to continue into the foreseeable future,” he added.

Jamaica’s Brianna Williams claimed the coveted Austin Sealy Award for her three gold medals in the Under-17 100m, 200m and 4×100m relay. Jamaica copped the overall number one spot on the medal table with 82 in total (44 gold, 27 silver, 11 bronze), while The Bahamas placed second with 35 (6 gold, 14 silver, 15 bronze), Trinidad & Tobago third with 17 (4 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze) and Barbados fourth with 13 (3 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze).

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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ARIN Launches Caribbean Forum

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Encouraging increased Caribbean participation in the ARIN community

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

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

The ARIN Caribbean Forum comprises three streams:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

W ha t does the settlement provide?

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

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

W h o is included?

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

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

How do I get a payment?

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

W ha t are my other rights?

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

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

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

Source: Motley Rice LLC

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

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

CaribID Founder Felicia J. Persaud

CaribID Founder Felicia J. Persaud

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

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

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

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

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

ABOUT CARIB ID

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

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SOURCE: CaribID

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