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The University of the West Indies hosts 2nd Annual Benefit Gala in Toronto

Proceeds raised will contribute to the UWI Scholarship Fund and Haitian Initiative  KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The University of the West Indies (UWI) is hosting its 2nd Annual Benefit Gala in Toronto honouring Donovan Bailey (Jamaica) and Michael Lee-Chin (Jamaica), among other notable individuals who have made significant contributions to UWI and the Caribbean and Canadian communities. ...

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Emera Increases Investment in Light and Power Holdings to 79.74 Per Cent

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Emera Inc. (”Emera” – Toronto Stock Exchange listing “EMA”) wishes to advise all shareholders of Light & Power Holdings Ltd. (”Light & Power Holdings” – Barbados Stock Exchange listing: “LPH”) that the offer to purchase all issued and outstanding common shares in Light & Power Holdings at a cash price per share ...

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Nancy Tower, FCA, named new Executive Vice President Business Development

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — (EMA-TSX): Chris Huskilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Emera Inc., announced that effective May 1, 2011, Nancy Tower, presently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Emera and Nova Scotia Power Inc., will assume the role of Executive Vice President, Business Development for Emera Inc. In addition to overall responsibility ...

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HBO Stands Out at The Golden Globes®

“Boardwalk Empire” headlines the list of winners from among HBO’s programming, with two awards  LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — HBO® received four Golden Globes® in the 68th awards ceremony which took place in Los Angeles last night. The network has once again received the most awards at this event.  The highly-acclaimed series “Boardwalk Empire” leads the list with ...

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10.74% of Shares of ICD Utilities Limited Acquired by Emera Inc.

GRAND BAHAMA, Bahamas, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — ICD Utilities Limited (ICD – BISX) announced today the closing of the transfer of 1,073,917 common shares (representing 10.74% of its shares) to Halifax based Emera Inc. (EMA – TSX) for $7.40 per share.  Emera purchased the ICD Utilities (ICD) shares from MaruEnergy Grand Bahama Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Marubeni TAQA ...

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Jamaican Jazz Great Monty Alexander To Ring In The New Year In Washington, D.C.

Monty Alexander CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Dec. 21, 2010: The warmth of the music of renowned Jamaican Jazz pianist, Monty Alexander, will heat up the cold winter night on Capital Hill this New Year’s Eve as the top musician gets ready to perform at Washington, D.C.’s finest jazz and supper club. Alexander, Jamaica’s acclaimed Commander of Distinction, will ...

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Emera Increases Interest in Grand Bahama Power Company Limited

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Emera Inc. (TSX: EMA) announced today that it has purchased an additional 55.4 percent of direct and indirect interest in Grand Bahama Power Company Limited (GBPC) from MaruEnergy Grand Bahama Limited, an indirect subsidiary of Marubeni TAQA Caribbean Ltd., for US $82 million. The acquisition brings Emera’s direct and indirect interest in ...

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BrandsMart USA Announces Strategic Partnership With PuntoMio to Offer Fast Delivery Services to Online Shoppers in Latin America and the Caribbean

 Online shoppers in Latin America and the Caribbean enjoy easy, fast, cost-effective delivery from U.S. retailers  MIAMI, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ – BrandsMart USA (www.BrandsMartUSA.com), one of the largest per-store-volume retailers in the United States, is now expanding its cross-border online shopping capability to customers in Latin America and the Caribbean. The service is made possible through a strategic partnership ...

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Melinda Gates Challenges Global Leaders: Create Savings Accounts and Bring Financial Security to the World’s Poorest

Heads of government, banking, technology, and international development gather for first-ever Global Savings Forum; foundation pledges $500 million and announces new grants to increase access to savings  SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today hailed a historic moment that will help bring financial services, particularly savings accounts, to hundreds ...

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Dominican Republic Takes Center Stage of Caribbean Cruise Tourism

DR Ministry of Tourism welcomes 17th annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Conference  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ — The Dominican Republic (DR) located in the heart of the Caribbean, is the center for all things cruise this week as the DR Ministry of Tourism welcomes the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) conference in Santo Domingo Oct. 25-29. The ...

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