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John Risley, seafood baron, lands $1B telecommunications deal

Nova Scotia seafoood baron John Risley has landed his biggest deal yet — and it has nothing to do with scallops or lobster. On Thursday, Columbus Communications Inc. — the Caribbean telecommunications and cable company Risley founded 10 years ago — merged with a larger rival, Cable and Wireless Communications PLC. The deal pays Risley’s holding company, Clearwater Fine Foods Inc., $650 million …