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

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

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

Some noteworthy Cloud Carib milestones from 2017 include:

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

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

About Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib is the regions premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client. Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services. Every solution provides clients with controlled costs, unrivaled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters.

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

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

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

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

Some noteworthy Cloud Carib milestones from 2017 include:

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

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

About Cloud Carib
Cloud Carib is the regions premier provider of managed cloud services founded upon the principles of delivering quality, agility, and value for every client. Solutions range from complex bespoke dedicated private cloud offerings to hybrid cloud services. Every solution provides clients with controlled costs, unrivaled levels of service, and unparalleled levels of data protection and privacy – when and where privacy matters.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include combinations of services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America
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Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include combinations of services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

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

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interCaribbean accelerates introduction of Sint Maarten Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

About interCaribbean

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include “triple-play” and “quad-play” combinations of bundled services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.

C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedInFacebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region increasingly include “triple-play” and “quad-play” combinations of bundled services comprised of digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acerca de C&W Communications

C&W es un proveedor de servicios completos de comunicaciones y entretenimientos que brinda servicios móviles, de telefonía, de banda ancha y de video líderes en el mercado a consumidores de 18 países. A través de su división de negocios, C&W brinda servicios nacionales e internacionales de gestión de redes, hosting de centros de datos y soluciones de servicios de TI personalizadas mediante tecnología en la Nube para servir a gobiernos y negocios.

C&W también opera una red de fibra submarina de última generación –la más extensa en la región–.

Lea más información en www.cwc.com o siga a C&W en LinkedInFacebookTwitter.

Acerca de Liberty Latin America

Liberty Latin America es una compañía de telecomunicaciones líder que opera en más de 20 países en América Latina y el Caribe bajo las marcas de consumo VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Los servicios de comunicaciones y entretenimiento que ofrecemos a nuestros clientes residenciales y comerciales en la región incluyen cada vez más combinaciones de servicios de “triple play” y “quad play” compuestos por video digital, Internet de banda ancha, telefonía y servicios móviles. Nuestros productos y servicios comerciales incluyen conectividad de nivel empresarial, centro de datos, hosting y soluciones administradas, así como soluciones de tecnología de la información con clientes que van desde pequeñas y medianas empresas hasta empresas internacionales y agencias gubernamentales. Además, Liberty Latin America opera una red de cable de fibra óptica submarino y terrestre que conecta más de 40 mercados en la región.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of over $915 billion (as at October 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @Scotiabank.

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

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

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

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Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

Grammy Nominated Legendary Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander.

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

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

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

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

UPCOMING DATES:

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

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

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

Alexander is a Jamaican and an American classic. Since moving to the US 55 years ago, he has continued to tour the world relentlessly with various projects, delighting a global audience drawn to his vibrant personality and soulful message. Like his “eternal inspiration,” Erroll Garner, Alexander – listed at Number 5 in ‘The Fifty Greatest Jazz Piano Players of All Time,’ gives the hardcore-jazz-obsessed much to dig into while also communicating the message to the squarest “civilian “along with his Harlem-Kingston Express. In live performances with his band, Alexander spontaneously orchestrates, switching-off from straight-ahead to two-worlds-meet.

Born on D-Day, June 6, 1944, Alexander was playing Christmas carols by ear at 4, entertaining neighbors and relatives by 5 and taking his first piano lessons at 6. He resisted formal instruction, but still, growing up in Kingston, absorbed all the musical flavors that comprise his mature sonic palette of today.

For more on the Monty Alexander and his brand of jazz, visit him on YouTube or at montyalexander.com. You can also like him on Facebook at facebook.com/officialmontyalexander or keep up to date on his performance on Twitter at @montyHKE.

Media Contact:

Felicia Persaud

Hard Beat Communications

718-476-3616

felicia@caribpr.com

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Knowledge First Financial to Acquire Heritage Education Funds to Pursue a Shared Goal of Helping Families Maximize Their Education Savings

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — On January 3, 2018 Knowledge First Financial announced the acquisition of Heritage Education Funds Inc. and Heritage Education Funds International, LLC to pursue a shared goal of helping families maximize their education savings. The companies will create the largest Education Savings Plan provider in Canada and select international markets with a total of $6.4 billion in assets under management. Knowledge First is owned by a not-for-profit Foundation, while Heritage was privately held.

Each company brings more than 50 years of helping families across the globe save for post-secondary education through the use of a focused education savings plan. Heritage Education Funds International has been serving the education savings needs of customers around the globe for more than three decades.

“We are very pleased to bring together these two strong, long-standing financial institutions,” says George Hopkinson, President and CEO, Knowledge First Financial. “We believe the combined size and scale of these two organizations will enable us to meet a growing need for education specialists who are dedicated to helping families maximize their education savings.”

“It’s a privilege to serve families around the world who are planning ahead so their children can pursue a post-secondary education,” said Jason Maguire, outgoing president and CEO of Heritage Education Funds International, LLC. “Now we are in an even stronger position to make our education savings plans available to more parents and grandparents.”

The Heritage International Scholarship Trust Plan is a US dollar-denominated savings plan which has, to date, over US $115 million in asset under management and has benefited over 20,000 students attending post-secondary institutions in the Caribbean, United States, Canada, UK and other parts of the world. The Plan is sponsored by The Heritage International Scholarship Trust Foundation, a not-for-profit Canadian corporation which was also part of the acquisition. Since its inception, The Heritage International Scholarship Trust Foundation has returned more than US$152 million in principal, educational assistance payments and scholarships to qualified students.

The Heritage International Scholarship Trust Plan will continue to be distributed and managed as it is today. The international business will operate under the name of Knowledge First International Inc. and the company will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Knowledge First Foundation. The Knowledge First Foundation is a not-for-profit Canadian corporation that reinvests its net revenue in initiatives that support student success. Since 1965 the Knowledge First Foundation has provided students with nearly $50 million in additional discretionary top-up payments and has awarded more than $1 million in post-graduate scholarships.

George Hopkinson will continue as President and CEO and will lead the integration activities.  Jason Maguire will join Knowledge First as Managing Director to assist in the integration and continue to lead and support the international operation.

The acquisition closed January 2, 2018.

The acquisition is not expected to have any impact on subscribers or beneficiaries to the Heritage International Scholarship Trust Plan or Knowledge First Plans.  Blair Franklin Capital Partners Inc. is serving as financial advisor and Wildeboer Dellelce, LLP is acting as legal counsel to Knowledge First.

About Knowledge First Financial

Canadian families have relied on education savings plans offered by Knowledge First Financial for more than 50 years.  Today the company provides sound financial management and administers $3.72 billion in assets on behalf of more than 250,000 customers. Since 1965, payments from the plans have reached $3.6 billion.

Knowledge First Financial Inc. is the investment fund manager, administrator and distributor of the Registered Education Savings Plans.

About Heritage Education Funds

Heritage Education Funds is a leading and trusted provider of Education Savings Plans, with over 50 years of experience in Canada and over 30 years in select international markets.

Heritage Education Funds International operates in Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands.

visit www.HeritageESPcom.

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