Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Belize

June 6, 2014

MADISON, N.J. and AMBERGRIS CAYE, Belize, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced its luxury real estate services are now available in Belize with the opening of Belize Sotheby’s International Realty, owned and operated by McCann & Fisher Ltd.

The firm, which is managed by Shane and Brittany McCann, serves the luxury residential real estate market throughout Belize and is located at Barrier Reef Drive in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.

“Ambergris Caye is considered one of the most desirable islands in the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.  “The lifestyle offered there is coveted by people everywhere.  Belize is home to the second largest barrier reef in the world, ancient Mayan Ruins, water falls, caves and the well-known Great Blue Hole.  We are proud to be able to offer our services in this beautiful and unique market.”

According to Brittany McCann the affiliation with the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand will help achieve their goal of raising the bar in Belize’s real estate market.  “We also want to help promote the economic growth of our country, and we believe the Sotheby’s International Realty brand will help change the dynamics of the real estate market in Belize,” she said.  ”Our company has raised the standards of service and ethics here in the property and rental management field, and this has set us apart from other real estate groups in the country. It is our mission to be the best in the industry and build a team of knowledgeable professionals, and we will continue this as we grow with the brand.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 15,000 independent sales associates located in approximately 700 offices in 54 countries and territories worldwide. Belize Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website.  In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to the most prestigious clientele in the world. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services.  In February 2004, Realogy entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house.  The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744. For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

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Accused Child Killer Arrested

June 6, 2014

Accused murderer Daniel St. Hubert. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)

Accused murderer Daniel St. Hubert. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. June 6, 3014: Daniel St. Hubert , the 27-year-old, man accused of stabbing two small children in a Brooklyn housing project elevator leaving one dead and one critical, has been nabbed by police.

St. Hubert, center, was escorted by NYPD detectives yesterday Thursday June 5, 2014, from the 90th Precinct, in Brooklyn, New York to central booking, in downtown Brooklyn, New York. He has been charged with multiple offenses, including murder and attempted murder. He appeared stone-faced at his arraignment as Judge Raymond Rodriguez deemed him a flight risk and denied bail. The police were continuing to investigate the other stabbings.

St. Hubert is accused of fatally stabbing six-year-old Prince Joshua (P.J.) Avitto and the near-fatal stabbing of 7-year-old Mikayla Capers. He is also suspected of stabbing a homeless man in Chelsea just hours after his release from a five-year term in prison for trying to strangle his mother with an electrical cord. NYPD police detectives believe St. Hubert may have also fatally stabbed an 18-year-old woman on a Brooklyn street last week.

 

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Former Guyana Broadcaster Roger Moore Passes On

June 6, 2014

Former Guyana broadcaster Roger Moore.

Former Guyana broadcaster Roger Moore.

News Americas, LONDON, England, Fri. June 6, 2014: Guyana-born broadcaster, Roger Moore, is dead.

According to his cousin, Alesis David-Thomas’ posting on Facebook, Moore passed away at 1:53 today, June 6, 2014.

He “died peacefully at home surrounded by his mother, brother, sisters, brother-in-law, sister-in-law niece and friend,” David-Thomas said.

Moore had been ailing for a while in the UK where he migrated after leaving HBTV Channel 9 Guyana. Moore became a household name in Guyana on the Guyana Broadcasting Corporation. He later became  known for his ‘Come Home to Roger’ and ‘At Home with Roger’ TV programs.

Outside of his broadcasting career, Moore also took on the job of social activist and used his TV shows to raise consciousness and address many of the ills in the Guyanese society.

Moore in his last posting on June 3rd said he had “listened to the tribute dedicated to myself and I was honored to be remembered this way.”

He thanked his mother Olga and brother Edward at the time as well as sisters Deborah and Alison along with former GBC staffers, Pat Cameron, Margaret Lawrence, Phyllis Jackson, Ava Brewster, and the late Terry Holder.

“I have no regrets. I did it my way.I love you all,” he wrote, while noting he was “transitioning.”

“The first person I expect to see (on the other side) is Old man Duncan Moore, who along with my mother, Olga Moore, laid the foundation of my living and education,” he added. “I will tell dad what I was doing, Next I will chat with Desmond Hoyte and Clem David and hold a conference about what is happening in Guyana.”

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Caribbean Scholar Suggests “VCS” Investment Model For The Region

June 6, 2014

Dr. Isaac Newton

Dr. Isaac Newton delivering keynote remarks to delegates at Invest Caribbean Now 2014 at the Harvard Club on June 4, 2014. (Sharon Bennett image)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 6, 2014: The Caribbean region can become the best investment zone in the 21st century and the ‘Investment Paradise of the World by the year 2034′ if it follows a “VCS” road map, a Caribbean scholar says.

Antigua-born graduate of Harvard, Princeton and Colombia universities, Dr. Isaac Newton, delivering keynote remarks to delegates at Invest Now 2014 on Wednesday, said the region must create the right strategic Vision, foster the right investment Climate and cultivate the right Spirit of investment.

He said the Caribbean must create a “clear, strategic vision that attracts local, foreign and Diaspora investors and inspires spectacular success.”

The strategic vision he said should draw on the rich Caribbean culture while emphasizing flawless regulatory practices and balancing investment returns with protecting the region’s natural habitat.

 He said the Vision should be carefully designed within a collaboratively and culturally tailored model that supports each island’s development but which focuses on emphasize flawless regulatory practices, improving the quality of life of the region’s people, and supports each island’s development.

Dr. Newton said this strategic vision should require that business and government leaders ACT in harmony within a specific timeline.

Leaders should project that by the year 2034, the Caribbean will capture at least 35 percent of the global investment market, 60 percent of the Diaspora investment market, and 75 percent of the local market share,” Dr. Newton said.

“This means that the Caribbean’s infrastructure should expand and improve by 55 percent to support this unrelenting growth,” he added.

The Caribbean also needs the right investment Climate he said, that is a healthy mix between the public interest, which desires high quality infrastructure at low cost and investor interest, which seeks a profitable return on their investment should enhance the investment ethos.

And most of all it needs to do this in a Spirit of wooing.

“It is simply not enough to establish investment authorities,” said Dr. Newton. We have to ask and answer: What infectious enticements would today’s investors need to invest in the Caribbean?  Are specific incentives – such as tax holidays, timely court arbitrations and private dispute resolutions, duty free imports, creditor protection laws as in the case of Lithuania which increases bank lending by 27 % percent the best allurements?

“Or would investors be wooed by the construction of special infrastructure and financial guarantees? We should attract investors who want to passionately contribute to the overall development of the Caribbean, and who want to get positive returns on their investments.”

“With the right vision, the right climate and the right spirit of investment, we stand on the brink of a breath taking path to glowing success, marvelous achievement and incredible hope!,” added Dr. Newton. “Our singularly task is to turn the Caribbean into the Investment Paradise of the World by the year 2034.”

See photos from Invest Caribbean Now 2014  here.

Invest Caribbean Now was founded in 2011 by Felicia J. Persaud, CMO at Hard Beat Communications. Among the top list of delegates in attendance at ICN 2014 were Dr. Ma Lin, Deputy Secretary-General of the Beijing Municipal Government; Premier of the island of Nevis; Vance Amory; Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications of Trinidad & Tobago, Senator Vasant Bharath; Minister of Tourism And International Transport, St. Kitts, Senator Ricky Skerritt; Minister of Tourism, St. Martin, Jeanne Rogers-Vanderpool; Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Commissioner of Tourism, USVI Department of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson Doty; Chairman of the CARICOM Consular Corps of NY and Deputy Consul General, Antigua & Barbuda, Omyma David; Consul General of St. Lucia to New York, Julian DuBois; Claire McLeveighn, Vice President, Trade and Investment International Division, at the Empire State Development Corporation and Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia representing the 33rd District of Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City and Weehawken in New Jersey.

Top corporate delegates were also in attendance including from Merrill Lynch, the World Bank Group; Goldman Sachs, OPIC; Sandals Resorts International; DHL Caribbean, HBO Latin America, One Caribbean Television, First Citizens TT, InvesTT, interCaribbean Airways; Bright Capital; Aegis Capital; Medici Group, Adiuvo Partners LLP, The Lugano Group, The Woody Wilson Fine Clothing of Beverly Hills; Global Med Choices, American World Clinic; Aspenall Energies;  MPowered, Sir Richard Branson’s, Carbon War Room; The Goodness Compan, China Daily USA; Caribbean Commerce Magazine; NATCOM International, One Caribbean Television, FlyingICU, GeoTechVision, Auto Planet Japan Ltd., Super Green Solutions, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Invest Saint Lucia, K&L Gates, Lu Ning Architecture, New Sports Group, The Pont Group, Damoola Inc., the Chinese American Business Development Center, The Sino-American Friendship Association and the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce.

2014 HONOREES

Sandals Resorts Chairman and Founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart was on hand to receive his ICN 2014 Leadership Award, which he accepted on behalf f the over 6,000 employees at Sandals.

Javier Figueras, corporate vice president of Affiliate Relations at HBO Latin America, leading a team of ten to the event, accepted the ICN 2014 Alliance Award on behalf of the company which has developed affiliate relations with several Caribbean stations including TiVi S.A., the fast-growing television provider in Haiti.

The One Caribbean Television team, led by Brian Lilly and including Kara Coleman, Joey Stevens and Bob Misculich accepted the ICN 2014 Media Visionary Award while First Citizens Jason Julien and Sana Ragbir received the 2014 ICN Service Excellence Award in Banking on behalf of the company.

interCaribbean Airways CEO Trevor Sadler was on hand to accept the ICN 2014 Visionary Award on behalf of his chairman and company while DHL Caribbean executives, including managing director Reiner Wolfs, received the ICN 2014 Service Excellence Award in Logistics.

The 2014 ICN summit was presented under the theme, “Advancing Wealth.”

Presenters for ICN 2014 included: Hard Beat CommunicationsThe Caribbean Tourism OrganizationOne Caribbean Television, The Woody Wilson Collection of Beverly Hills, The PR Newswirethe Caribbean Commerce MagazineBlingletsThe Caribbean Council for Economic Development, the World Tourism Cities Federation, China Daily, InvesTT, the Chinese Business Development Center, the Sino-American Friendship Association, Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT USA,  CaribPR WireNews Americas Now, the Jamaica Observer, CaribSeek, WINN-FM and GCaribbean Magazine.

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Caribbean Flags Wave Inside Houston City Hall

June 6, 2014

Caribbean leaders in Houston mark CAHM.

Caribbean leaders in Houston mark CAHM.

News Americas, HOUSTON, TX, Fri. June 6, 2014: Members of Houston’s Caribbean-American and immigrant community gathered at the chambers of City Hall on Tuesday June 3rd and joined City Council Members and Mayor Annise Parker for a ceremony to proclaim June as Caribbean Heritage Month in Houston Texas.

The ceremony was attended by members of Houston’s Pan Caribbean Network, a group of community organizations from Panama, Dominica, St. Lucia, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Kitts & Nevis. In addition, members of the Caribbean-American Heritage Foundation of Texas and The Mayan Community Association joined the various leaders for the special and historic occasion.

“On behalf of Houston’s growing Caribbean-American and Immigrant community,” said Mrs. Leonie Castro-Cayetano, a native from Trinidad & Tobago, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the city council and Mayor Annise Parker for this special occasion.  Special thanks to Council member Larry Green for his leadership and his hardworking staff in playing an important role in partnering to advance Houston’s Caribbean community visibility among our friends, family and neighbors.”

Joining the celebration was also 2014 Miss Houston Trinidad & Tobago, Ebony Brown, who was thrilled to join the mayor, community leaders and city officials for the special occasion. Ms. Brown is seeking to obtain a degree of Criminal Justice from TSU when she completes here 2 year commitment at Houston Community College.

Houston Council Member Larry Green who represents District K in the Council which  shares one of the large portions population of the Caribbean community which includes grocery stores, restaurants and social clubs, have worked with community groups to ensure the proclamation and space for the community’s visibility at City Hall.

In 2013, he served as the guest speaker at the Caribbean Heritage Month Open for Business Forum, which featured financial organizations providing free assistance to Houston Caribbean entrepreneurs on how to start, maintain and expand a business. In 2014, Texas House Representative Alma Allen will be the Guest Speaker to Forum.

“Today, we had both generations share and celebrate a historic occasion for our community,” said Andrea-Jean Baptiste, the Coordinator for the Houston Pan Caribbean Network.

The efforts which was organized in a year by the Caribbean Resources Alliance CDC, is part of the group’s long-term strategic planning which includes community visibility, engagement, inclusion and development.

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Invest Caribbean Now To Explore Micro-Fund Launch

June 5, 2014

Felicia J. Persaud, founder, Invest Caribbean Now making the announcement at the June 4, 2014 summit. (Sharon Bennett Image)

Felicia J. Persaud, founder, Invest Caribbean Now making the announcement at the June 4, 2014 summit. (Sharon Bennett Image)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. June 5, 2014: An exploratory committee to pursue the start of a micro-fund for the Caribbean will be launched in the coming months, Invest Caribbean Now (ICN) founder and chairman Felicia J. Persaud announced at the fourth ICN summit Wednesday.

Persaud, delivering opening remarks to delegates gathered at the June 4th summit, said the decision is the next step in the growth of ICN.

“We’re not simply here to have a grand talk each year,” Persaud said. “We are focused on socio-economic investment and outside the box ideas that can foster growth. It is why today I am pleased to announce the formation later this year of an exploratory committee to pursue the launch of the Invest Caribbean Now micro-fund for the region.”

Addressing an audience that includes top delegates from around the world and across the U.S., including dignitaries from China and the Caribbean, Persaud urged those gathered to join the effort “because at the end of the day, in this technological era, this is the key to advancing wealth in any region.”

Among the top list of delegates in attendance at ICN 2014 was Dr. Ma Lin, Deputy Secretary-General of the Beijing Municipal Government; Premier of the island of Nevis; Vance Amory; Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications of Trinidad & Tobago, Senator Vasant Bharath; Minister of Tourism And International Transport, St. Kitts, Senator Ricky Skerritt; Minister of Tourism, St. Martin, Jeanne Rogers-Vanderpool; Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Commissioner of Tourism, USVI Department of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson Doty; Chairman of the CARICOM Consular Corps of NY and Deputy Consul General, Antigua & Barbuda, Omyma David; Consul General of St. Lucia to New York, Julian DuBois; Claire McLeveighn, Vice President, Trade and Investment International Division, at the Empire State Development Corporation and Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia representing the 33rd District of Hoboken, Jersey City, Union City and Weehawken in New Jersey.

Top corporate delegates were also in attendance including from Merrill Lynch, the World Bank Group; Goldman Sachs, OPIC; Sandals Resorts International; DHL Caribbean, HBO Latin America, One Caribbean Television, First Citizens TT, InvesTT, interCaribbean Airways; Bright Capital; Aegis Capital; Medici Group, Adiuvo Partners LLP, The Lugano Group, The Woody Wilson Fine Clothing of Beverly Hills; Global Med Choices, American World Clinic; Aspenall Energies;  MPowered, Sir Richard Branson’s, Carbon War Room; The Goodness Compan, China Daily USA; Caribbean Commerce Magazine; NATCOM International, One Caribbean Television, FlyingICU, GeoTechVision, Auto Planet Japan Ltd., Super Green Solutions, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Invest Saint Lucia, K&L Gates, Lu Ning Architecture, New Sports Group, The Pont Group, Damoola Inc., the Chinese American Business Development Center, The Sino-American Friendship Association and the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce.

2014 HONOREES

Sandals Resorts Chairman and Founder Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart was on hand to receive his ICN 2014 Leadership Award, which he accepted on behalf f the over 6,000 employees at Sandals.

Javier Figueras, corporate vice president of Affiliate Relations at HBO Latin America, leading a team of ten to the event, accepted the ICN 2014 Alliance Award on behalf of the company which has developed affiliate relations with several Caribbean stations including TiVi S.A., the fast-growing television provider in Haiti.

The One Caribbean Television team, led by Brian Lilly and including Kara Coleman, Joey Stevens and Bob Misculich accepted the ICN 2014 Media Visionary Award while First Citizens Jason Julien and Sana Ragbir received the 2014 ICN Service Excellence Award in Banking on behalf of the company.

interCaribbean Airways CEO Trevor Sadler was on hand to accept the ICN 2014 Visionary Award on behalf of his chairman and company while DHL Caribbean executives, including managing director Reiner Wolfs, received the ICN 2014 Service Excellence Award in Logistics.

The 2014 ICN summit was presented under the theme, “Advancing Wealth.”

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ICN PARTNERS

Presenters for ICN 2014 included: Hard Beat CommunicationsThe Caribbean Tourism OrganizationOne Caribbean Television, The Woody Wilson Collection of Beverly Hills, The PR Newswirethe Caribbean Commerce MagazineBlingletsThe Caribbean Council for Economic Development, the World Tourism Cities Federation, China Daily, InvesTT, the Chinese Business Development Center, the Sino-American Friendship Association, Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT USA,  CaribPR WireNews Americas Now, the Jamaica Observer, CaribSeek, WINN-FM and GCaribbean Magazine.

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Who’s Who For New York Caribbean Investment Summit Today

June 4, 2014

ICN SIno Dinner with Caribbean ministers

Premier & Minister of Finance & Tourism of The British Virgin Islands, Dr. Orlando Smith; Minister of Tourism, St. Martin, Jeanne Rogers-Vanderpool; Minister of Economic Affairs, Curacao, Stanley Palm met with Cao, Pengcheng, Vice Chairman, Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development on Tuesday June 3rd ahead of the Summit at a dinner organized by ICN’s Felicia J. Persaud and Li Li of the Sino American Friendship Association.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 4, 2014: A veritable list of ‘Who’s Who’ from around the globe and across the U.S. will gather at the prestigious Harvard Club in New York City today for the biggest investment summit on the Caribbean outside the region, Invest Caribbean Now, (ICN).

Among the top list of delegates will be Dr. Ma Lin, Deputy Secretary-General of the Beijing Municipal Government, who is leading a delegation from China to ICN 2014.

Top Caribbean dignitaries will also be in attendance at the event, including Premier & Minister of Finance & Tourism of The British Virgin Islands, Dr. Orlando Smith; Premier of the island of Nevis; Vance Amory; Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism for the Cayman Islands, Moses Kirkconnell; Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications of Trinidad & Tobago, Senator Vasant Bharath; Minister of Tourism And International Transport, St. Kitts, Senator Ricky Skerritt; Minister of Tourism, St. Martin, Jeanne Rogers-Vanderpool; Minister of Economic Affairs, Curacao, Stanley Palm; Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Commissioner of Tourism, USVI Department of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson Doty; Grenada’s Ambassador to the United States Angus Friday; Ambassador of the Bahamas to the UN, Dr Elliston Rahming; Chairman of the CARICOM Consular Corps of NY and Deputy Consul General, Antigua & Barbuda, Omyma David; and Consul General of St. Lucia to New York, Julian DuBois.

Representing the Governor of the State of New York will be Claire McLeveighn, Vice President, Trade and Investment International Division, at the Empire State Development Corporation while investment and corporate representatives will come from a variety of sectors including finance, medical tourism and clean energy.

They include Janine Craane, managing director and global institutional consultant, Merrill Lynch; Qahir Dhanani, Private Sector Development Specialist, the World Bank Group; Diana Jensen, Senior Manager, Renewable Energy at the US’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International; top executives from DHL Caribbean, HBO Latin America, One Caribbean Television, First Citizens TT and interCaribbean Airways; Mark Austin, Venture Partner, Bright Capital; Valence Williams, Aegis Capital; Woody Wilson founder of Woody Wilson Fine Clothing of Beverly Hills; Colin Childress, CEO/Founder, Global Med Choices, Turks & Caicos; Dr. Paul Angelchik, Founder and CEO, American World Clinic; Donna G. Miller, Founder, Life Guard International – FlyingICU/Fixed Wing Air Ambulance; Raul Slavin of  Aspenall Energies; Jacques-Philippe Piverger of MPowered and moderator Justin Locke of Sir Richard Branson’s, Carbon War Room; Patrick Goodness, CEO, The Goodness Company, Costa Rica; Larry Lee, President, China Daily USA; Anthony Phills, branding specialist of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm and of the Caribbean Commerce Magazine; Richard Nixon, NATCOM International and past Chargé d’ Affaires at Embassy of Grenada to China; Brian Lilly, Founder, One Caribbean Television as well as the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce and the Allied African Nations Chamber Of Commerce.

Top Caribbean Diaspora organizations from the U.S. and Canada will also be in attendance including Pauline Christian, President of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) Dr Leroy Clarke, President and Executive Chair of e-CAMP Mentoring; Dr Marlyn Morris and the entire team from the Caribbean Council on economic Development (CCFED); The West Indian American Day Carnival Association, The Caribbean Immigrant Services and the Society for the Advancement of the Diaspora.

“Advancing Wealth” is the theme of the fourth edition of the New York Summit, founded in 2011 by Hard Beat Communications CMO, Felicia J. Persaud.

For more log on to ICN’s summit page at Investcaribbeannow.com. This year’s Summit will be live tweeted at twitter.com/InvestingCarib using #investingcarib. Additionally fans can follow the summit at Facebook or facebook.com/investcaribbeannow

ICN PARTNERS

Presenters for ICN 2014 include: Hard Beat CommunicationsThe Caribbean Tourism OrganizationOne Caribbean Television, The Woody Wilson Collection of Beverly Hills, The PR Newswirethe Caribbean Commerce MagazineBlingletsThe Caribbean Council for Economic Development, the World Tourism Cities Federation, China Daily, InvesTT, the Chinese Business Development Center, the Sino-American Friendship Association, Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT USA,  CaribPR WireNews Americas Now, the Jamaica Observer, CaribSeek, WINN-FM and GCaribbean Magazine.

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Corporate Heavy Weights To Be Honored At Invest Caribbean Now

June 3, 2014

Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD,

Hon. Gordon “Butch” Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD will be on hand to accept the 2014 ICN Leadership Award.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. June 3, 2014: Five top corporations serving the Caribbean region as well as the man who built a tourism empire from the ground up, will all be honoured in New York City tomorrow, June 4th, as Invest Caribbean Now 2014 gears up for its fourth presentation and awards reception.

This year, DHL Caribbean is being presented the Service Excellence Award  – Logistics for its commitment and investment in the Caribbean region and for providing Caribbean customers with quicker courier service while Trinidad & Tobago-based bank, First Citizens, will receive the Service Excellence Award – Banking for its excellent service, investment and commitment to the Caribbean region and the world, in the field of banking and for being one of the highest-rated indigenous financial institution in the English-speaking Caribbean.

DHL’s Caribbean team, led by Managing Director Reiner Wolfs, will be on hand to accept the award at the ICN event in the Cambridge Room at the Harvard Club of New York from 4-6 p.m. tomorrow while First Citizens Investment Services general manager, Jason Julien, and assistant general manager, Sana Ragbir, will accept on behalf of the bank.

HBO Latin America’s 10-member team, led by Javier Figueras, corporate vice president of Affiliate Relations, will receive the ICN 2014 Alliance Award for its commitment to partnership and expansion in the Caribbean region, including with TiVi S.A. – the fast-growing television provider in Haiti while One Caribbean Television’s team, led by founder Brian Lilly will be on hand to receive the ICN Media Visionary Award for its commitment to the region by its service to over millions of Caribbean nationals daily.

The ICN 2014 Visionary Award for showing strategic decision to expand into a much needed inter-regional carrier in the Caribbean region, will be presented to interCaribbean Airways’s team, led by Chairman Lyndon Gardiner while the prestigious 2014 ICN Leadership Award will be presented to the Hon. Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, OJ, CD, Hon. LLD, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International for commitment and dedication to the Caribbean region and its people.

Stewart along with Sandals CEO, Adam Stewart and a six-member delegation will be on hand to accept the award.

Meanwhile, Hollywood actor Malik Yoba will bring greetings to delegates while One Caribbean Television’s Joey Stevens and his side-kick Bob will emcee the ceremony.

The awards presentation and high powered networking reception will wrap up the summit that will kick off in the Harvard Hall of the Club at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow with emcee, WNYW-TV Emmy-winning news anchor, Ernie Anastos; a prayer of prosperity by Rev. Dr. Belgrave Pelle, Dean of the Anglican Church of America; a New York State Welcome by Claire McLeveighn, Vice President of Trade and Investment at Empire State Development and a Beijing Welcome by Dr. Ma, Lin, Deputy Secretary-General of Beijing Municipal Government.

The summit will then move into several panel discussion including:  Global Trends & The Caribbean; Beijing-Caribbean Tourism And Investment Opportunity; Introducing The New Trend In Tourism – Medical Tourism; Introducing A New Trend In The Caribbean  – Clean Energy and the Caribbean Diaspora as a source of investment.

Additionally, the first half of the event will include an opening address by ICN founder and chairman, Felicia J. Persaud; a keynote address by Harvard graduate Dr. Isaac J. Newton, of Paramount Communications Consultancy; a spotlight on specific investment opportunities in  Trinidad & Tobago with  Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications, Sentor Vasant Bharath; an investment announcement on the Caribbean Market Village of  St. Lucia and a focus on ‘Advancing Wealth In The Caribbean With Technology,’ from Trinidad-born, LA resident, Anthony Wellington Phills, branding specialist of Disney’s ‘Million Dollar Arm’ and founder of Caribbean Commerce Magazine/Media, Calypso Cloud and Blinglet Inc.

For more log on to ICN’s summit page at Investcaribbeannow.com. This year’s Summit will be live tweeted at twitter.com/InvestingCarib using #investingcarib. Additionally fans can follow the summit at Facebook or facebook.com/investcaribbeannow

ICN PARTNERS

Presenters for ICN 2014 include: Hard Beat CommunicationsThe Caribbean Tourism OrganizationOne Caribbean Television, The Woody Wilson Collection of Beverly Hills, The PR Newswirethe Caribbean Commerce MagazineBlingletsThe Caribbean Council for Economic Development, the World Tourism Cities Federation, China Daily, InvesTT, the Chinese Business Development Center, the Sino-American Friendship Association, Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT USA,  CaribPR WireNews Americas Now, the Jamaica Observer, CaribSeek, WINN-FM and GCaribbean Magazine.

 

 

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