Markel Re announces leadership changes

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RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that David Kalainoff, President and Chief Underwriting Officer – Casualty of Markel’s Global Reinsurance (Markel Re) division, is retiring effective June 1, 2015. Jed Rhoads, presently Markel Re’s President and Chief Underwriting Officer – Property, will assume responsibility for leading the division in June 2015. Both were previously employed by Alterra Capital Holdings, which was acquired by Markel in May 2013.

“Dave is a valued member of Markel’s senior leadership team and has been instrumental in the transition of the reinsurance team to Markel. We truly appreciate that he shared his retirement decision with us so early and is willing to work with us until June of next year to ensure customer continuity and uninterrupted service,” said Richie Whitt, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer. “Dave has a long and profitable track record in the reinsurance marketplace, and thanks to the efforts of he, Jed, and many others, Markel Re is poised for continued success.”

Dave’s distinguished career has spanned more than 30 years. Prior to joining Markel, he served as President and Chief Underwriting Officer – US Reinsurance for Alterra. He also held senior underwriting positions at Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, and Continental Insurance Company.

Jed has more than 30 years of property and casualty treaty reinsurance experience, serving as an underwriter, broker, and executive in the US and Bermuda. His title at Alterra was President and Chief Underwriting Officer – Bermuda Reinsurance.

“Jed and Dave have been close partners in building and leading Markel’s reinsurance business, and they will continue to work closely during the transition,” said Richie. “We are grateful for Dave’s contributions and wish him all the best in his retirement. I am confident that under Jed’s leadership, we will continue to strengthen our reinsurance platform.”

About Markel Corporation
Markel Corporation is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. The Company’s principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. In each of the Company’s businesses, it seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value. Visit Markel Corporation on the web at markelcorp.com.

CONTACT: Paul Broughton, Director, Marketing, Markel Corporation, 804-527-7618, pbroughton@markelcorp.com

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Seaborne Announces an Interline Agreement with United Airlines

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Seaborne Airlines today announced the introduction of a new interline agreement with United Airlines providing customers convenient connections between the networks of United and Seaborne Airlines.  Now customers have the convenience of purchasing a single ticket for United and Seaborne Airlines services, checking baggage at their origination to their final destination, and easy connections at Luis Munoz Marin Airport in San Juan, PR (SJU) to exciting destinations, including St. Thomas, St. Croix, Dominica, Fort de France, Martinique, Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe, La Romana, DR, Punta Cana, DR, Santo Domingo, DR, St. Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis.

About Seaborne Airlines

Seaborne Airlines has operated in the Caribbean for over 21 years, carrying more than two and a half millions customers safely.  Seaborne operates over 2,100 monthly departures throughout the Caribbean to San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Thomas Seaplane, St. Croix,
St. Croix Seaplane, Dominica, Fort de France, Martinique, Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe, La Romana, DR, Punta Cana, DR, Santo Domingo, DR, St. Maarten, St. Kitts and Nevis.  With service to 15 destinations throughout the Caribbean—two pilots on every flight and a flight attendant, Seaborne is rapidly becoming the preferred regional airline in the Caribbean.

About United Airlines

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 374 airports across six continents. In 2013, United and United Express operated nearly two million flights carrying 139 million customers. With U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., United operates more than 700 mainline aircraft and, in 2014, will take delivery of 35 new Boeing aircraft, including the 787-9 as the North American launch customer, and will welcome 32 new Embraer 175 aircraft to United Express. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 27 member airlines. More than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United’s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.

CONTACT: Sandra Colon Perez, scolon@nlppr.com

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Invest Caribbean Now Hosts Trinidad & Tobago PM In New York Flag Raising Ceremony

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Invest Caribbean Now Founder/Chairman Felicia Persaud, l, presents a certificate of appreciation to Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as ICN President Sheila Newton-Moses, far left, looks on. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)

Invest Caribbean Now Founder/Chairman Felicia Persaud, l, presents a certificate of appreciation to Trinidad & Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as ICN President Sheila Newton-Moses, far left, looks on. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)

CaribPR Wire, Thurs. Sept. 25, 2014: In commemoration of Trinidad & Tobago’s 38th anniversary of a Republic and the country’s first investment conference in New York City, private Caribbean investment promotions arm, Invest Caribbean Now, hosted the country’s first female Prime Minister, Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, in a flag raising ceremony at Bowling Green, New York on Wednesday, September 24th.

The event was held in conjunction with the Bowling Green Association and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation at the Bowling Green Park at the southern tip of Broadway, a mecca for visitors from around the world and home to the world famous  3 1/2 ton bronze “Charging Bull.” The flag was raised at 1:45 p.m. on the towering 55 ft. flag pole by Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar and was followed by a private reception at Cipriani’s at 25 Broadway in Lower Manhattan.

ICN Founder and Chairman, Felicia Persaud, presented the prime minister with a Certificate of Appreciation at the ceremony for “making history at Bowling Green” while ICN President, Sheila Newtown-Moses, said she looked forward to further collaboration and partnership between Invest Caribbean Now and the government of Trinidad and Tobago.

“This event showed what the Caribbean Diaspora is capable of achieving through diverse and global collaboration, but most importantly what can be achieved through partnerships between governments and private sector entities like Hard Beat Communications’ Invest Caribbean Now,” commented Persaud on the event. “We were happy to be able to afford the Prime Minister the opportunity to mark the Republic anniversary of sweet T&T even here in NYC.”

The ceremony was attended by a number of Trinidadian and American nationals in New York, including Brooklyn Assemblyman Nick Perry as well as several Trinidad government officials including InvesTT President, Mrs. Racquel Moses; InvesTT vice president, investor sourcing, InvesTT and manager marketing & communications, InvesTT, Shurla Henry-Gibson.

Trinidad and Tobago gained Independence from British colonial rule on 31st August 1962 and became a Republic twelve years later on September 24, 1976.

Today, September 25th, PM Persad-Bissessar will address the Trinidad & Tobago Investment conference on Thursday at the headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations, 58 E 68th St

New York, NY.

ABOUT INVEST CARIBBEAN NOW

Invest Caribbean Now (ICN): Invest Caribbean Now is the only privately owned New York-based investment agency promoting investment in the Caribbean and the brainchild of Caribbean American entrepreneur Felicia Persaud. Its annual investment summit presented by digital media solutions company Hard Beat Communications, brings together investment bankers, private equity investors, Chinese and U.S. government officials, Caribbean ministers of governments and premiers, hotel developers, architects, real estate developers, financial advisors, entrepreneurs and the media in New York City annually to focus on investment opportunities in the Caribbean and wealth creation for the region.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Kathy Bronson

Invest Caribbean Now

kbronson@investcaribbeannow.com

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Morneau Shepell accelerates growth in the Caribbean and South America

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Company sets up office in the Bahamas and completes strategic hire of Derek Osborne

NASSAU, Bahamas, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Morneau Shepell (TSX: MSI), the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services, today announced that it is strengthening its pension consulting business in the Caribbean and South America through a strategic hire and the establishment of Morneau Shepell (Bahamas) Ltd., based in Nassau. The company announced that it has hired Derek Osborne, a senior pension actuary and an expert in social security schemes, who has been servicing government and business clients in the Caribbean and South America for more than 15 years.

“We are extremely pleased that Derek Osborne has joined Morneau Shepell,” said Al Kiel, Managing Partner & International Practice Leader at Morneau Shepell. “Derek’s reputation as an expert in social security and a leading pensions actuary in the Caribbean will significantly enhance our market presence in the region, and is an endorsement in providing exceptional service to our clients.”

“With this strategic hire, we are expanding our international pension consulting business,” added Kiel. “It is also in line with our calculated plan to grow our business profitably through growth that complements our existing service offerings, and expands our market presence.”

“It is with great enthusiasm that I join Morneau Shepell in the Retirement Solutions and International Practice area,” said Derek Osborne. “I am delighted to become a part of Canada’s largest human resources consulting and outsourcing firm. Working for Morneau Shepell will give me access to the latest technology and a network of professionals locally and internationally to serve our clients.”

Derek has served clients in 12 countries in the Caribbean and South America for more than 15 years.

This hire is not expected to have a material impact on Morneau Shepell’s financial performance in 2014.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves more than 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With approximately 3,600 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

Contact:
Nathan Gibson
Manager, Corporate Communications
Morneau Shepell
416-571-9236
ngibson@morneaushepell.com

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St. Maarten Invests in Destination’s Economy by Hosting FCCA Conference & Trade Show

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) annual keynote event, the Conference & Trade Show, has a 20-year history of increasing cruise tourism’s impact for its host destinations by spotlighting their products, experiences and infrastructure to the industry’s most influential decision makers—over 100 executives, presidents and CEOs from FCCA’s 15 Member Lines, which operate over 100 ships in Caribbean and Latin American waters.

St. Maarten is looking to build onto their past growth by hosting their second FCCA Conference & Trade Show from October 6 – 10. The destination knows the significance of hosting this event because of their progress after their first Conference in 2003. In 2001, St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies reported 875,540 passenger arrivals. This number rose 70 percent to 1,490,386 in 2005, just two years after hosting the Conference.

As the destination knows, these numbers extend far beyond the cruise pier; they impact the entire economy. According to the Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) 2012 study, Economic Contribution of Cruise Tourism to the Destination Economies, the average expenditure per passenger in St. Maarten was $185.40, which benefitted numerous industries through purchases of goods that included food and beverage at restaurants and bars, clothing, shore excursions, ground transportation, local crafts and souvenirs, watches and jewelry, perfumes and cosmetics, electronics, entertainment/night clubs/casinos, retail purchases of liquor, and telephone and internet.

However, this is hardly the only economic contribution provided by cruise tourism. The same study showed that the average expenditure per crew in St. Maarten was $135.50 for similar products and services. Plus it revealed the direct and indirect employment generated by the cruise industry, totaling 8,123 jobs and $159.8 million in employee wages.

By these numbers, St. Maarten’s 70 percent increase after hosting their first Conference would represent an increase of $114 million in passenger spending alone, along with the coinciding growth of crew spending, cruise line spending, and employment.

Projecting this same growth after this year’s Conference would be aggressive, considering that in 2014 St. Maarten expects 1.67 million passenger arrivals onboard 523 vessels from FCCA Member Lines alone. But a single cruise ship has a large economic wake. BREA’s figures show that just one average cruise vessel—130,000 GRT, 1,040 feet long, carrying 3,000 passengers and 500 crewmembers—would generate $556,200 in passenger spending and $67,750 in crew spending, along with roughly $15,000 in port fees, totaling $638,950 in direct economic contribution, not including employment and other indirect contributions.

Projecting a more conservative growth rate of 20 percent, or 105 additional cruise ship calls, would mean an extra $67 million per year directly contributed to St. Maarten’s economy. Plus a 20 percent increase in cruise tourism-impacted employment would represent 1,625 more jobs with $32 million in wages.

Considering this potential economic impact, it becomes easy to understand why St. Maarten again decided to invest in its entire destination’s economy by hosting the FCCA Conference & Trade Show.

About the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association

Created in 1972, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that provides a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and builds bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.

CONTACT:  Omari Breakenridge 954 441 8881 Omari@f-cca.com

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St. Maarten Invests in Destination’s Economy by Hosting FCCA Conference & Trade Show

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) annual keynote event, the Conference & Trade Show, has a 20-year history of increasing cruise tourism’s impact for its host destinations by spotlighting their products, experiences and infrastructure to the industry’s most influential decision makers—over 100 executives, presidents and CEOs from FCCA’s 15 Member Lines, which operate over 100 ships in Caribbean and Latin American waters.

St. Maarten is looking to build onto their past growth by hosting their second FCCA Conference & Trade Show from October 6 – 10. The destination knows the significance of hosting this event because of their progress after their first Conference in 2003. In 2001, St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies reported 875,540 passenger arrivals. This number rose 70 percent to 1,490,386 in 2005, just two years after hosting the Conference.

As the destination knows, these numbers extend far beyond the cruise pier; they impact the entire economy. According to the Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA) 2012 study, Economic Contribution of Cruise Tourism to the Destination Economies, the average expenditure per passenger in St. Maarten was $185.40, which benefitted numerous industries through purchases of goods that included food and beverage at restaurants and bars, clothing, shore excursions, ground transportation, local crafts and souvenirs, watches and jewelry, perfumes and cosmetics, electronics, entertainment/night clubs/casinos, retail purchases of liquor, and telephone and internet.

However, this is hardly the only economic contribution provided by cruise tourism. The same study showed that the average expenditure per crew in St. Maarten was $135.50 for similar products and services. Plus it revealed the direct and indirect employment generated by the cruise industry, totaling 8,123 jobs and $159.8 million in employee wages.

By these numbers, St. Maarten’s 70 percent increase after hosting their first Conference would represent an increase of $114 million in passenger spending alone, along with the coinciding growth of crew spending, cruise line spending, and employment.

Projecting this same growth after this year’s Conference would be aggressive, considering that in 2014 St. Maarten expects 1.67 million passenger arrivals onboard 523 vessels from FCCA Member Lines alone. But a single cruise ship has a large economic wake. BREA’s figures show that just one average cruise vessel—130,000 GRT, 1,040 feet long, carrying 3,000 passengers and 500 crewmembers—would generate $556,200 in passenger spending and $67,750 in crew spending, along with roughly $15,000 in port fees, totaling $638,950 in direct economic contribution, not including employment and other indirect contributions.

Projecting a more conservative growth rate of 20 percent, or 105 additional cruise ship calls, would mean an extra $67 million per year directly contributed to St. Maarten’s economy. Plus a 20 percent increase in cruise tourism-impacted employment would represent 1,625 more jobs with $32 million in wages.

Considering this potential economic impact, it becomes easy to understand why St. Maarten again decided to invest in its entire destination’s economy by hosting the FCCA Conference & Trade Show.

About the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association

Created in 1972, the FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization that provides a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and builds bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.

CONTACT:  Omari Breakenridge 954 441 8881 Omari@f-cca.com

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Dunkin’ Donuts Announces First Global Coffee Day Celebration for Monday, September 29

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Dunkin’ Donuts invites guests across Latin America and the Caribbean to enjoy a free small hot or iced coffee with any food purchase

CANTON, Mass., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains, today announced a special deal for coffee lovers across Latin America and the Caribbean. On Monday, September 29, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across the region will offer guests a free small hot or iced coffee (while supplies last) with any food purchase in honor of the brand’s first Global Coffee Day celebration. Certain restrictions apply by country. See store for details.

Dunkin' Donuts Hot Logo.

“National Coffee Day has always been one of our favorite days in the U.S., which is why we are so excited to be celebrating our first Global Coffee Day at our restaurants worldwide,” said John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation, Dunkin’ Brands. “Our coffee helps to keep our guests running all day long and brings joy to customers at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants around the world every day. We hope our guests across Latin America and the Caribbean enjoy this special offer on September 29.”

For three years running, Dunkin’ Donuts has celebrated National Coffee Day in the United States by treating guests to various special offers nationwide. This year marks the first time Dunkin’ Donuts is extending this promotion globally and thanking fans worldwide for their loyalty and support of the Dunkin’ Donuts brand. On September 29th, guests at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Aruba, the Bahamas, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Peru can enjoy a free small hot or iced coffee with any food purchase while supplies last.

Dunkin’ Donuts has been a coffee leader for more than 60 years and sold approximately 1.8 billion cups of coffee globally in 2013. In fact, the brand’s name originated from the idea of pairing delicious, high-quality coffee and donuts, as people enjoyed dunking, or dipping, their donuts into their coffee, inspiring the name Dunkin’ Donuts. Dunkin’ Donuts uses 100% Arabica coffee beans for its Original Blend, and the company’s coffee specifications are recognized by the industry as a superior grade of coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across Latin America and the Caribbean offer an extensive variety of hot and iced coffee choices, including flavors such as Original Blend, Hazelnut and French Vanilla. The brand also offers cappuccinos, espressos and lattes.

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for eight years running. The company has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

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CONTACT: Justin Drake, Dunkin’ Brands, Justin.Drake@dunkinbrands.com, 1-781-737-5200

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Dunkin’ Donuts Announces First Global Coffee Day Celebration for Monday, September 29

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Dunkin’ Donuts invites guests across Latin America and the Caribbean to enjoy a free small hot or iced coffee with any food purchase

CANTON, Mass., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Dunkin’ Donuts, one of the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chains, today announced a special deal for coffee lovers across Latin America and the Caribbean. On Monday, September 29, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across the region will offer guests a free small hot or iced coffee (while supplies last) with any food purchase in honor of the brand’s first Global Coffee Day celebration. Certain restrictions apply by country. See store for details.

Dunkin' Donuts Hot Logo.

“National Coffee Day has always been one of our favorite days in the U.S., which is why we are so excited to be celebrating our first Global Coffee Day at our restaurants worldwide,” said John Costello, President, Global Marketing and Innovation, Dunkin’ Brands. “Our coffee helps to keep our guests running all day long and brings joy to customers at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants around the world every day. We hope our guests across Latin America and the Caribbean enjoy this special offer on September 29.”

For three years running, Dunkin’ Donuts has celebrated National Coffee Day in the United States by treating guests to various special offers nationwide. This year marks the first time Dunkin’ Donuts is extending this promotion globally and thanking fans worldwide for their loyalty and support of the Dunkin’ Donuts brand. On September 29th, guests at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Aruba, the Bahamas, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Peru can enjoy a free small hot or iced coffee with any food purchase while supplies last.

Dunkin’ Donuts has been a coffee leader for more than 60 years and sold approximately 1.8 billion cups of coffee globally in 2013. In fact, the brand’s name originated from the idea of pairing delicious, high-quality coffee and donuts, as people enjoyed dunking, or dipping, their donuts into their coffee, inspiring the name Dunkin’ Donuts. Dunkin’ Donuts uses 100% Arabica coffee beans for its Original Blend, and the company’s coffee specifications are recognized by the industry as a superior grade of coffee. Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across Latin America and the Caribbean offer an extensive variety of hot and iced coffee choices, including flavors such as Original Blend, Hazelnut and French Vanilla. The brand also offers cappuccinos, espressos and lattes.

About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for eight years running. The company has nearly 11,000 restaurants in 33 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

Logo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110224/NY53806LOGO

CONTACT: Justin Drake, Dunkin’ Brands, Justin.Drake@dunkinbrands.com, 1-781-737-5200

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Major Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference For New York

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CaribPR Wire, Mon. Sept. 15, 2014: Why do multinational companies choose Trinidad and Tobago?; What is Trinidad and Tobago doing to attract FDI outside of a thriving energy sector?; What is the future of US / Trinidad and Tobago relations?

These questions will be answered on September 25, 2014 in New York at the Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference. This premier event will feature the Honorable Prime Minister, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations, 58 E 68th Street, New York, NY.

Trinidad and Tobago is ranked #1 for cost effectiveness in the Caribbean and Central America (fDi Intelligence, 2013) and boasts of a strategic location below the hurricane belt, which augers well for bulk trans-shipment, fewer business disruptions and uninterrupted power. Strong trade relations with USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Venezuela, CARICOM, Colombia and Europe provide local businesses with easy market access to over 1 billion consumers globally.

The conference will focus on Trinidad & Tobago’s competitive advantages as a business location. It will include panels of experts and business leaders from Trinidad & Tobago and the United States to discuss the country’s advancements in economic diversification, foreign investment, foreign policy, energy, competitiveness and innovation.

Government officials already confirmed at the event include:

  • Senator the Honourable Vasant Bharath – Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications.
  • Senator Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie – Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development.
  • Senator the Honourable Kevin Ramnarine – Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs.

The media is invited to cover this event and arrange interviews through InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago, the national investment promotion agency. InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago is an integral part of the Government’s diversification strategy and serves as the first point of contact for investors seeking opportunities in all of the country’s targeted sectors.  The company provides full service facilitation for all incoming investment projects.

InvesTT representatives Mrs. Racquel Moses, President and Mr. Shyamal Chandradathsingh – Vice President, Investor Sourcing will be there to meet with interested parties.

For more information on this event, use the following link:

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/about-us/sponsors/trinidad-tobago-investment-conference-agenda

For more information on Trinidad and Tobago’s investment offerings visit www.investt.co.tt.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Shurla Henry-Gibson

Manager, Marketing & Communications

InvesTT

Tel: +1 (868) 675-1989 ext. 2168; +1 (868) 750-8437 (mobile)

Email: shurla.henry-gibson@investt.co.tt

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Major Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference For New York

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CaribPR Wire, Mon. Sept. 15, 2014: Why do multinational companies choose Trinidad and Tobago?; What is Trinidad and Tobago doing to attract FDI outside of a thriving energy sector?; What is the future of US / Trinidad and Tobago relations?

These questions will be answered on September 25, 2014 in New York at the Trinidad and Tobago Investment Conference. This premier event will feature the Honorable Prime Minister, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the headquarters of the Council on Foreign Relations, 58 E 68th Street, New York, NY.

Trinidad and Tobago is ranked #1 for cost effectiveness in the Caribbean and Central America (fDi Intelligence, 2013) and boasts of a strategic location below the hurricane belt, which augers well for bulk trans-shipment, fewer business disruptions and uninterrupted power. Strong trade relations with USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Venezuela, CARICOM, Colombia and Europe provide local businesses with easy market access to over 1 billion consumers globally.

The conference will focus on Trinidad & Tobago’s competitive advantages as a business location. It will include panels of experts and business leaders from Trinidad & Tobago and the United States to discuss the country’s advancements in economic diversification, foreign investment, foreign policy, energy, competitiveness and innovation.

Government officials already confirmed at the event include:

  • Senator the Honourable Vasant Bharath – Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications.
  • Senator Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie – Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development.
  • Senator the Honourable Kevin Ramnarine – Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs.

The media is invited to cover this event and arrange interviews through InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago, the national investment promotion agency. InvesTT Trinidad and Tobago is an integral part of the Government’s diversification strategy and serves as the first point of contact for investors seeking opportunities in all of the country’s targeted sectors.  The company provides full service facilitation for all incoming investment projects.

InvesTT representatives Mrs. Racquel Moses, President and Mr. Shyamal Chandradathsingh – Vice President, Investor Sourcing will be there to meet with interested parties.

For more information on this event, use the following link:

http://www.foreignaffairs.com/about-us/sponsors/trinidad-tobago-investment-conference-agenda

For more information on Trinidad and Tobago’s investment offerings visit www.investt.co.tt.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Shurla Henry-Gibson

Manager, Marketing & Communications

InvesTT

Tel: +1 (868) 675-1989 ext. 2168; +1 (868) 750-8437 (mobile)

Email: shurla.henry-gibson@investt.co.tt

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