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Flow Sports and Sportsmax to Broadcast UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League From Next Season

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CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2017:  Kicking off in August 2018 with the 2018/19 European football season, Caribbean sports fans will have access to every UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League match, as Flow Sports and SportsMax team up with UEFA to bring some of the world’s most exciting football matches to the Caribbean.

Under the terms of this exciting new three-season deal, Flow Sports and SportsMax will equally share all of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches starting in August 2018 and for each season through to June 2021, ensuring broadcast of the highest possible number of matches across the Caribbean.  Fans will also be able to enjoy the new UEFA Champions League “double headers”, as live matches will kick off at both 1pm and 3pm Eastern Time during the Group Stage.

James Tooke, SVP Media & Content for C&W – parent company of Flow Sports – said: “We are delighted to welcome the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League to Flow Sports for the first time, giving our viewers the chance to watch even more premier European football.  The new deal significantly increases the number of UEFA Champions League matches available to Caribbean fans, meaning our viewers can watch more great football wherever, whenever.  We are proud to continue the expansion of Flow Sports’ offering and our track record of innovation in Caribbean sports broadcasting.”

Olly McIntosh, CEO of IMC and SportsMax said: “As the current broadcaster for this season’s UEFA Champions League and having expanded our UEFA broadcast in each successive season, we are excited to bring to viewers in our 25 countries even more UEFA football. The UEFA Champions League matches are currently available to viewers on SportsMax & SportsMax2 as well as on the Play Go app and will increase in coverage next season so fans can watch all matches anywhere and at any time.”

The two networks have been awarded the rights through to the end of the 2020/21 European football season following a competitive tender process that included the award of all live matches, highlights and in-match clips of both competitions. No financial terms were disclosed.

UEFA said: “We are pleased to be broadening the distribution of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in the Caribbean.  This partnership with Flow and SportsMax represents an exciting opportunity to grow the Caribbean fan base and enable viewership in new and innovative ways.”

About Flow Sports

Flow Sports, launched in November 2015, has quickly become the Caribbean’s most popular sports network, available in more than 600,000 homes via multiple cable and satellite TV operators throughout the region.

Flow Sports is transforming how the region views local, regional and international sports content via 100% High Definition live and original programming, broadcast from a state-of-the-art, 4k-ready facility based in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Flow Sports, and its sister channel, Flow Sports Premier, show the best of Premier League football as well as showcasing action from major local, regional, and international sports competitions, focused on the three key pillars of football, cricket and athletics.

Visit Flow Sports for more information.

About SportsMax

SportsMax is the Caribbean most widely distributed and most watched sports channel, available in over 1.3 million households in over 25 Caribbean Countries. SportsMax is the premier broadcaster and rights owner of international sporting content such as the 2018 & 2020 Olympic Games, The NBA, La Liga & Copa Del Rey, UEFA Champions League, The Women’s Tennis Association Tour, The Ashes cricket, IAAF Diamond League, Grand Prix Meets, High School Football in Jamaica as well as Trinidad & Tobago and much more.
A subsidiary of the Digicel Group, the Company also provides content to the Caribbean Diaspora through CEEN, the North American general entertainment channel available in the USA (on Cablevision Optimum and Verizon) and in Canada (on Rogers & Bell Media).

About C&W Communications

C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider that 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 Global

Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.

Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) and (NASDAQ:LILAK (OTC Pink:LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

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

Flow Sports y Sportsmax transmitirán la UEFA Champions League y la UEFA Europa League a partir de la próxima temporada

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2017:  A partir de agosto de 2018 con el inicio de la temporada de fútbol europeo 2018/2019, los fanáticos del deporte del Caribe tendrán acceso a todos los partidos de la UEFA Champions League y la UEFA Europa League, gracias a que Flow Sports y SportsMax se unieron con la UEFA para llevar algunos de los partidos de fútbol más emocionantes del mundo al Caribe.

Según los términos de este nuevo y emocionante acuerdo de tres temporadas, Flow Sports y SportsMax compartirán por igual todos los partidos de la UEFA Champions League y la UEFA Europa Leaguea partir de agosto de 2018 y durante cada temporada hasta junio de 2021, lo que garantizará la transmisión del mayor número posible de partidos en todo el Caribe. Los fanáticos también podrán disfrutar de los nuevos “partidos dobles” (double headers) de la UEFA Champions League, ya que los partidos en vivo comenzarán a la 1.00 p. m. y a las 3.00 p. m. (hora del este) durante la fase de grupos.

James Tooke, vicepresidente sénior de Medios y Contenido de C&W —compañía matriz de Flow Sports— afirmó: “Estamos encantados de dar la bienvenida a la UEFA Champions League y la UEFA Europa League a Flow Sports por primera vez, ya que ofrecerán a nuestra audiencia la oportunidad de ver incluso más fútbol europeo de primer nivel. El nuevo acuerdo aumenta significativamente la cantidad de partidos de la UEFA Champions League disponibles para los fanáticos del Caribe, lo que significa que nuestros televidentes pueden ver más partidos de fútbol en cualquier momento y lugar. Estamos orgullosos de continuar la expansión de la oferta de Flow Sports y nuestra trayectoria de innovación en la transmisión de deportes del Caribe”.

Olly McIntosh, director ejecutivo de International Media Content (IMC) y SportsMax, expresó: “Como la emisora actual de la UEFA Champions League de esta temporada y habiendo expandido nuestra transmisión de la UEFA en cada nueva temporada, estamos emocionados de llevar a los televidentes de nuestros 25 países más fútbol de esta liga. Los partidos de la UEFA Champions League están actualmente disponibles para los televidentes en SportsMax y SportsMax2, así como en la aplicación Play Go, y su cobertura aumentará la próxima temporada para que los fanáticos puedan ver todos los partidos en cualquier lugar y en cualquier momento”.

Las dos cadenas obtuvieron los derechos hasta que finalice la temporada de fútbol europeo 2020/2021 tras un proceso de licitación, que incluyó la adjudicación de todos los partidos en vivo, los momentos más destacados y los videos durante el partido de ambas competencias. No se revelaron los términos financieros.

UEFA indicó: “Nos complace ampliar la distribución de la UEFA Champions League y la UEFA Europa League en el Caribe. Esta asociación con Flow y SportsMax representa una gran oportunidad para aumentar la base de fanáticos del Caribe y llegar a nuevas audiencias de formas innovadoras”.

Acerca de Flow Sports

Flow Sports, lanzado en noviembre de 2015, se ha convertido rápidamente en la cadena de deportes más popular del Caribe, disponible en más de 600 000 hogares a través de múltiples operadores de televisión por cable y satelital en toda la región.

Flow Sports está transformando la forma en que la región mira contenido deportivo local, regional e internacional a través de programación original y en vivo de alta definición al 100 %, que se transmite desde una instalación de última generación, con capacidad 4k, con sede en Puerto España, Trinidad. Flow Sports y su canal hermano, Flow Sports Premier, muestran lo mejor del fútbol de la Premier League y exhiben la acción de las principales competencias deportivas locales, regionales e internacionales, centrados en los tres pilares clave del fútbol, el cricket y el atletismo.

Visite Flow Sports para obtener más información.

Acerca de SportsMax

SportsMax es el canal de deportes de mayor audiencia y distribución en el Caribe, disponible en más de 1,3 millones de hogares en más de 25 países del Caribe. SportsMax es la principal emisora y propietaria de derechos de contenido deportivo internacional, como los Juegos Olímpicos 2018 y 2020, la NBA, La Liga y Copa del Rey, la UEFA Champions League, la gira de la Women’s Tennis Association, la serie de cricket The Ashes, la IAAF Diamond League, los encuentros Grand Prix, High School Football en Jamaica y en Trinidad y Tobago, y mucho más.Una filial de Digicel Group, la compañía también proporciona contenido a la diáspora caribeña a través de CEEN, el canal de entretenimiento general de Norteamérica disponible en los Estados Unidos (en Cablevision Optimum y Verizon) y en Canadá (en Rogers & Bell Media).

Acerca de C&W Communications

C&W es un proveedor de comunicaciones y entretenimiento de servicio completo que brinda servicios de video, banda ancha, telefonía y telefonía móvil líderes en el mercado a consumidores en 18 países. A través de su división de negocios, C&W ofrece alojamiento de centros de datos, servicios de red administrados nacionales e internacionales y soluciones de servicios de TI personalizados, que utilizan la tecnología de la nube para brindar servicio a clientes comerciales y gubernamentales.

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

Obtenga más información en www.cwc.com o siga a C&W en LinkedIn, Facebook o Twitter.

Acerca de Liberty Global

Liberty Global es la compañía internacional de TV y banda ancha más grande del mundo, con operaciones en más de 30 países en Europa, Latinoamérica y el Caribe. Invertimos en la infraestructura que hace posible que nuestros clientes aprovechen al máximo la revolución digital. Nuestra escala y compromiso con la innovación nos permiten desarrollar productos líderes en el mercado, entregados a través de redes de última generación, que conectan a nuestros más de 24 millones de clientes que se suscriben a más de 50 millones de servicios de televisión, Internet de banda ancha y telefonía. Asimismo, prestamos servicio a más de 10 millones de suscriptores móviles y ofrecemos servicio WiFi en 10 millones de puntos de acceso.

Los negocios de Liberty Global están compuestos por dos acciones: Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA) (NASDAQ: LBTYB) y (NASDAQ: LBTYK) para nuestras operaciones europeas, y el Grupo LiLAC (NASDAQ: LILA) y (NASDAQ: LILAK) (OTC Pink: LILAB), que consiste de nuestras operaciones en Latinoamérica y el Caribe.

Liberty Global Group opera en 12 países europeos con las marcas de consumo Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet y UPC. Liberty Global Group también es propietario del 50 % de VodafoneZiggo, una empresa conjunta holandesa, que tiene 4 millones de clientes, 10 millones de suscriptores de línea fija y 5 millones de suscriptores de servicios móviles. El Grupo LiLAC opera en más de 20 países en Latinoamérica y el Caribe con las marcas de consumo VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil y BTC. Además, el Grupo LiLAC opera una red de fibra submarina a lo largo de la región en más de 40 mercados.

Para obtener más información, visite www.libertyglobal.com.

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Golf Ventures Forms International Division

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CaribPR Wire, LAKELAND, Florida, Tues. August 11, 2015: Golf Ventures Inc. has expanded into the international turf and landscaping market with a new division initially focused on the Caribbean and Central America. Scott Jones has joined the company as International Sales Manager. Jones is a professional with more than 33 years’ experience in international sales within the golf, turf, resort, and landscaping fields.

Golf Ventures Inc. is proud to announce that Scott Jones has been retained as International Sales Manager to develop the company’s international turf and landscaping division. Jones is a proven sales leader with more than 33 years’ experience, working in the areas of golf, turf, resorts, and landscaping. “Scott’s knowledge and experience in the Caribbean and Central American markets are invaluable,” said Sales Manager Glen Thompson. “More importantly, he brings a reputation of quality, integrity, and relationship-building, which makes him a good fit for our company and with our customers.”

Over the course of his career, Jones has established international divisions for three companies, all primarily selling golf course equipment (such as irrigation systems and mowers). He views the opportunity to establish an international division at Golf Ventures as a challenge. “I saw the need for a business like this in the international market, so it’s a challenge to build something new,” he said. “Golf Ventures is able to offer all the products and services that are successful in Florida to the Caribbean and Central America.” What Jones finds rewarding is “interacting with people I’ve known for years and selling a product that helps them.”

Jones is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Caribbean Hotel Association, and Bermuda Golf Course Superintendents Association. He has won numerous sales and distributor awards during his career.  He earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and health at Cornell College in Cornell, Iowa.

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Golf Ventures Inc. is Florida’s complete maintenance supply company for the golf course and sports turf industry. Working exclusively with Helena brand plant protectants and fertility products, and select specialty product companies, GVI ensures customers receive the best possible service and agronomic support. GVI understands that each course and turf area is unique and provides programmed, personalized service. GVI partners with superintendents and other landscape managers to identify issues and prescribe the most timely and cost-effective solutions. With more than 200 years of combined superintendent experience, Golf Ventures Inc. is the premier provider and partner for golf course and sports turf maintenance. Find us at golfventures.com.


CONTACT:

Glen Thompson

Sales Manager

Golf Ventures Inc.

863-665-5800

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TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games Football Schedule Released Following Official Draw

– Canadian Men to play Brazil in Opening Session

TORONTO, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – The highly anticipated TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games football (soccer) schedule was determined today.

The men’s and women’s soccer schedules were determined in a live draw by representatives of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in conjunction with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015).

The men’s competition will feature traditional powerhouses such as Brazil, Mexico and Uruguay and host team Canada. The Mexican team enters the tournament as defending champion. Other teams in the men’s tournament include Peru, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and Paraguay.

On the women’s side Canada is the defending champion, beating Brazil in 2011. Other teams in the women’s tournament include Mexico, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Argentina and Trinidad and Tobago.

News Editors please note: B-roll will be available through an FTP site post-event:
http://partner.corusinteractive.com/panam/panam-soccerdraw-april24.zip.

To view the full TORONTO 2015 football schedule for both the men’s and women’s tournament and to purchase tickets, visit TORONTO2015.org/tickets.

About TO2015

The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10–26 and the Parapan American Games August 7–15. The TORONTO 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, as well as Lead Partner CIBC and other partners and sponsors

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) is tasked with managing and delivering the Games. It is working to bring some of the world’s best athletes and artists to Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, giving Ontarians a unique chance to be part of the action, and making the region a hub for sport.

For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org or follow @TO2015, @TO2015_fr (French) or @TO2015_es (Spanish).

Teddy Katz, Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015, 416.957.2117, teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

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TO2015 Unveils One-of-a-Kind Medals – A Unique Product of the Americas

TORONTO, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) today unveiled the competition medals for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Athletes from 41 countries and territories across the Americas will compete for 4,283 medals in 825 medal events.

The paths of the medals originate at different points across the western hemisphere thanks to the collaboration of Barrick Gold Corporation, Official Metal Supplier, and the Royal Canadian Mint, the Official Medals Design and Production Supplier.

“The Games unite us, inspire us and captivate us, and it’s the competition — the elite athletes striving for a moment of near perfection — that make it all so thrilling,” said Saäd Rafi, chief executive officer, TO2015. “So, we’re grateful to all our partners for striving for that same level of excellence in our medals.”

The materials for the medals were supplied by Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation from three of its operations across the Americas: copper from its Zaldívar mine in Chile; silver from its Pueblo Viejo mine in the Dominican Republic; and gold from its Hemlo mine in Ontario. The teamwork and pride of the people at Barrick reflect the excellence and dedication of the athletes competing at the Games. Barrick also has operations in Argentina, Peru and the United States.

“We’re honoured to supply the materials for the medals that will mark the success of the best athletes of the Americas,” said Kelvin Dushnisky, co-president, Barrick Gold Corporation. “Everyone in our organization — especially those who produced the copper, silver and gold — will be thrilled every time an athlete holds up their medal to the cheers of their country.”

The unique Games medals will be skilfully crafted by the Royal Canadian Mint in an innovative process featuring 25 production steps. The process involves 30 Mint employees, including engineers, engravers, die technicians, machinists and production experts working together. The team’s combined experience in medals production totals more than 100 years.

“Royal Canadian Mint employees have come together with pride to produce one-of-a-kind medals which truly symbolize the years of training and effort put forth by the remarkable athletes who will compete at the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games this summer,” said Sandra Hanington, president and chief executive officer, Royal Canadian Mint.

The Pan Am Games will run from July 10–26 followed by the Parapan Am Games August 7–15.  The current round of ticket sales for the Pan Am Games will close on March 9 and will not reopen until mid- April. Tickets have been selling fast so fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now to see their favourite athletes vie for these medals.

News Editors please note: B-roll and photos are available:
https://to2015.filetransfers.net/downloadFilePublic.php?filePassId=2e15cf6ca376957f7158bf9241249b39

For more information, please contact:
Teddy Katz
Director, media relations and chief spokesperson, TO2015
416.957.2117
teddy.katz@toronto2015.org

Andy Lloyd
Vice President, Communications, Barrick Gold Corporation
416.307.7414
alloyd@barrick.com

Christine Aquino
Director of Communications and Public Affairs, the Royal Canadian Mint
1.613.993.9999
aquino@mint.ca

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM WEST INDIES CRICKETER KIERAN POWELL

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Kieran Powell

CaribPR Wire, Weds. Jan. 7, 2015: Following recent media and public speculation regarding my absence from regional and international cricket, I would like to make known the following:

During the conclusion of the first West Indies vs New Zealand Test match in Jamaica in June of last year (2014), I requested a meeting with West Indies Team Manager Richie Richardson and the then-Coach, Otis Gibson, in the Team Room we had been allocated at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.

At this meeting I advised them that I would be needing to take a break from international cricket to deal with a personal issue. The conversation concluded with Mr. Richardson and Mr. Gibson conveying their understanding and stating that they hoped that I would return to the West Indies squad as soon as I was available to do so. I had then relayed a detailed account of that same conversation, in writing, to my own Management, so as to have made them aware of my actions.

Mr. Richardson and Mr. Gibson went onto assure me that their next steps would include advising West Indies Board officials, including West Indies Director of Cricket, Richard Pybus, Head of Cricket Operations, Roland Holder and the West Indies Selection Panel at the time, that I had made myself unavailable and that they would be advising the Team Media Manager to put out a Press Release to announce my forthcoming absence from the team.

I then went back to my hotel room and received a phone call around 20-30 minutes later from the then-Chairman of Selectors, Clyde Butts, requesting that I come to his room. I duly did so and Mr. Butts proceeded to advise me during our meeting, that he had been informed of my decision and wished me the best of luck but hoped that I resolved my personal issues quickly so that I could re-join the team as soon as possible. I had built a very good rapport with Mr. Butts over the years and his support meant a lot to me. I left his room feeling that my situation at the time was made clear to the primary parties within the immediate Team Management structure.

On Friday the 13th of June, 2014, the day after I had advised the Team Manager and Coach of my unavailability, I was asked to complete a Performance Review by Mr. Richardson and Mr. Gibson, which took place in Mr. Richardson’s room that morning.

Following the above meetings, I was not given any further steps nor indications that anyone else would be attempting to contact me. I assumed, even if anyone did wish to contact me, that there were several modes available for them to contact me by, including via my Manager, who also represents Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin and Richie Richardson; or via my father, who, himself, is a former West Indies Cricket Board Director and is a close associate of several Board officials, including West Indies Cricket Board President, Dave Cameron.

The next actions I saw in relation to my request for leave of absence from the team, was when a Media Release from the West Indies Cricket Board stated that myself and Marlon Samuels had been “axed,” despite the fact that I had asked for time off for a personal reason days before any such Release had gone to press.

The next contact I received from anyone within the West Indies Management structure, thereafter, was from Mr. Gibson in the first week of July, to check on my well-being. He then contacted me again in the last week of July – again, to check on my well-being. No mention of my return to cricket was discussed in either phone call.

Mr. Richardson had also contacted my father and my Manager on several occasions regarding me.

Furthermore, Mr. Cameron, had inquired from my father about my return to international cricket, on more than one occasion, particularly during the period of the 2014 Caribbean Premier League. Mr. Cameron had gone so far as to ask my father to request that I contact him, which I did immediately.

During my initial conversation with Mr. Cameron, he stated that he had not been made aware by anyone in the Board or Team Management, of the circumstances surrounding my leave of absence from the West Indies team. This obviously bewildered me as I knew that not only had I had a meeting with the Manager and the then-Coach of the West Indies team on the 12th of June, but I had also had a chat with the Chairman of Selectors that same evening, following the announcement of my decision.

Mr. Cameron went onto agree that the Board had a duty of care towards me as a player and that he did not feel due process had been followed. During my conversation with Mr. Cameron, I made it clear that not only had I had a meeting with Mr. Richardson and Mr. Gibson on the 12th of June outlining my circumstances and my request for leave of absence, but that I had also seemingly received their support on the matter at the time.

Mr. Cameron then went onto re-iterate that he felt I remained a strong contender for the role of future Captain of the West Indies team; a statement which he had made in public and in the media, and a statement which I was humbled by.

Given the mis-communication and mis-management following my meeting with Mr. Richardson and Mr. Gibson, I ensured that my Management was in the room when I had the (phone) conversation with Mr Cameron, on this occasion.

By this time, because I was frequently being inquired about and contacted by Board officials and Team Management, I revisited my position and made the decision to make myself available for the West Indies’ tour of India in September.

I spoke with current Coach, Stuart Williams, on the 11th of September regarding returning to the international team. The conversation was positive and Mr Williams asked that I take the relevant measures to ensure my re-admission into the team. I then contacted the now Chairman of Selectors, Mr. Clive Lloyd, as well as Mr. Cameron and Mr. Pybus.

During my conversation with Mr. Cameron, I communicated my wishes to make myself available for international cricketing duties again. This time there was an awkward hesitancy throughout the conversation – less than four weeks after our initial conversation where he had been extremely encouraging about my return to international duty. He stated during our conversation that I had not been practising, which was assumed on his part. He then asked me to contact Mr. Pybus, which I immediately did.

During my conversation with Mr. Pybus, he stated that he had made numerous attempts to contact me but had been unsuccessful. I responded that various people from both the Board and Team Management, had by then, contacted me several times, including the President of the Board and the Coaches and Manager of the West Indies team, therefore, I was baffled as to why Mr. Pybus would have been unable to contact me. Furthermore, he claimed that I had simply “walked off the job” when this was utterly untrue. I had explicitly made my unavailability known to both the Team Manager and the then-Coach. In fact, the Media Release put out by the West Indies Cricket Board announcing the team for the second Test against New Zealand back in June 2014, went so far as to say that I had been “axed”, when I had already made myself unavailable.

Mr. Pybus insisted that I write a letter to him outlining my plans to return to cricket. He also pressed me to divulge details of my personal issue which I did not wish to discuss. He then went onto imply, in my opinion, that my future position in the squad would be compromised if I was not willing to disclose this information, which I felt was coercive, intrusive and unjust.  He went onto suggest that I return to grass-roots level cricket, in my bid to make a comeback. In my mind, I immediately compared this to other situations in the recent past, in which senior players in the West Indies team, had not been expected to follow same protocol and I wondered: why me?

Following this conversation, I felt confused and flabbergasted as I had been contacted numerous times by Board officials and Team Management regarding my return to international cricket. Having made myself available, I felt I was now being made an example of.

On the 26th and 27th of September, I was sent several messages requesting that I contact West Indies selector Courtney Browne as a matter of extreme urgency. I spoke with Mr Browne who conferenced called in Chairman of Selectors, Mr. Lloyd. The reason for the call, they advised, was simply to inform me that they had not forgotten me. Mr. Lloyd went onto say that he felt that I was a future leader for the West Indies team. The call ended shortly after this. The episode left me astonished and befuddled as it seemed completely nonsensical that senior officials would contact me so vehemently and with such urgency, simply to advise me that they had not forgotten me.

However, determined to seal my position back in the West Indies squad, I called both selectors back separately and advised them both of my immediate availability. I specifically asked whether there was a possibility of being selected for the West Indies’ tour of India. I was not provided with a firm answer by the selectors, but I persisted and asked whether I may be considered for the West Indies A team tour of Sri Lanka, so as to prove my match fitness, because there was no domestic cricket on in the Caribbean region at the time. Again, I was not provided with a firm answer. Feeling deflated and confused by several months of rollercoaster events, I made a firm decision to take a step away from the game in its entirety, to reflect and refresh.

There have been numerous reports in the media and in the public domain about my absence from the game of cricket, ranging from alleged struggles with “acute fatigue syndrome” to apparently being “in exile.” My Management has also been unfairly condemned for not speaking out about my absence from cricket. I would like to categorically, state on record that I am doing well and remain focused but that I am taking time away from the game. While I appreciate the support and loyalty I have received from people around the world, I would like to use this opportunity to ask that the media and the public respect my right to privacy and I look forward to returning to international cricket and to the game I love so dearly, in the near future.

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EXCLUSIVE: West Indies Cricketing Superstars Set To Partner In Historical Venture With Canadian Premier League

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Mr. Roy Singh, founder, chairman and CEO of the Canadian Premier League T20, LP

Mr. Roy Singh, founder, chairman and CEO of the Canadian Premier League T20

CaribPR Wire, TORONTO, Canada, Mon. Aug. 25, 2014: Four of the biggest names from the West Indies international cricket team have signed a historical deal that will make them co-owners and stakeholders in the exciting new Canadian Premier League T20.

West Indies one-day international (ODI) Captain Dwayne Bravo, Test Captain Denesh Ramdin, opening batsman Kieran Powell and former Captain and veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul, have signed one of the most lucrative ventures in T20 cricketing history by becoming owner stakeholders of the forthcoming North American League.

The deal arrives ahead of the countdown to the inaugural tournament, with officials this week announcing that the tournament will commence on August 1st, 2015.

Mr. Roy Singh, CEO and Chairman of the Canadian Premier League T20, is shortly expected to announce details of where the tournament will kick-off its inaugural season. The 10-team League will consist of professional cricketers from around Canada, alongside global cricketing superstars from across the world, League officials confirmed.

On the eve of his signing as co-owner and stakeholder of the League, 29-year-old Denesh Ramdin, the right-handed batsman and recently appointed West Indies Test team Captain, stated, “I fully support the growth and development of international-calibre T20 cricket through the Canadian Premier League and the direction being taken by Roy Singh, the League’s founder and CEO.”

Ramdin, who has played domestically for his national team, Trinidad and Tobago, for the past decade and also captains the Guyana Amazon Warriors franchise in the Caribbean Premier League tournament, added: “Roy has the vision, determination and drive to make this League truly successful and sustainable and I am thrilled to be coming on board as part of such a pioneering venture for the North American market.”

Like Ramdin, Kieran Powell has also been appointed a co-owner and stakeholder in the League and is looking forward to playing a crucial role in the tournament.

“These are exciting times for T20 cricket and it takes a visionary like Roy Singh to introduce this unique and exhilarating form of the game to the region, in what will be a first for this part of the world” said Powell, 24, one of the most exciting young West Indies stars to emerge in recent times. “It is indeed a privilege to be part of the Canadian Premier League.”

The teammates’ sentiments were echoed by West Indies ODI Captain, Dwayne Bravo, undoubtedly one of the most electrifying and in-demand names in global T20 cricket today.

“The Canadian Premier League is already creating waves of excitement within the international cricketing community,” said Powell. “What makes the League stand out is Roy Singh’s brilliance and initiative in carving out a niche market in this region and ensuring that the business model surrounding his League is based on longevity that centers around a real passion for growth and development of the game. I am looking forward to being part of this powerful venture.”

ABOUT THE CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE

Mr. Roy Singh, founder, chairman and CEO of the Canadian Premier League, conceptualized and created the Canadian Premier League in the summer of 2012 after recognizing the opportunity to expand cricket in Canada through the excitement and exhilaration of a glamorous Twenty20 League.

The purpose of the Canadian Premier League is to serve as a training ground for developing professional cricket players, coaches and personnel on and off the field and to that aim, emphasis will be placed on fundamental development, career advancement and community involvement. The League will bring about its ‘vision declaration’ by providing cricket enthusiasts with a fast paced, fan-friendly professional sporting event always at affordable prices.

To this end, Singh said the League is also looking to build a 35,000 seat state of the art indoor cricket stadium in Canada. The stadium would be the first purpose-built covered cricket facility in the world with a natural grass field and a fixed roof, according to those behind the project. It would be made available for use year-round and host international matches.

“CDN$700 million has already been raised for this,” said Singh, while noting that the group is currently in discussion with economic development officials from various municipalities within Greater Toronto who are extremely interested in having the stadium.

“With this financing we can now move to the next phase of selecting a site and securing further investors for this ambitious project,” he added. “It’s incredible to think there isn’t a stadium anywhere in North America where an internationally-sanctioned cricket match can be played. My vision is to change this with a world-class show for what we anticipate will be a world-wide television audience.”

The Canadian Premier League’s management committee includes: Roy Singh, the highly successful Toronto-based entrepreneur who serves as CEO and Chairman; former West Indies Cricket Captain, Shiv Chanderpaul, a director of the company; West Indies cricketing superstars, Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin and Kieran Powell, who will serve as co-owners; former Toronto Star reporter, Bob Mitchell who has been appointed President; and Emma Everett, Managing Agent to Dwayne Bravo, Denesh Ramdin, Kieran Powell; and Sir Richie Richardson, who will serve as Head of Global Player Operations.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Roy Singh

Founder & CEO, Canadian Premier League T20

Email: roy@cplt20.ca

Phone: 416-275-9515

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West Indies Cricketer Dwayne Bravo Creates History By Bringing Billionaire Chinese To Play

Dwayne Bravo receiving his history-making contracts from his Agent on the eve of his signing to China Harbour.

Dwayne Bravo receiving his history-making contracts from his Agent on the eve of his signing to China Harbour.

CaribPR Wire, LONDON, England, Mon. Dec. 16, 2013: Global T20 superstar and West Indies Cricket ODI Captain, Dwayne Bravo, has just made history by becoming the first international cricketer to partner with one of the largest Chinese corporate entities in the world.

Multi-billion dollar Engineering, Construction and Consultancy giant, China Harbour, has appointed the 30-year-old as their sporting brand ambassador, making them the first ever globally-ranked Chinese firm to affiliate with a West Indies cricketing star.

The high-profile signing will see Bravo featured in exclusive ad campaigns and conducting personal appearances on behalf of the leading infrastructure construction company, which becomes his official corporate sponsor ahead of a packed West Indies playing schedule. That includes the upcoming one-day international series against New Zealand followed by the team’s home series against England and subsequent participation in the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh, where the West Indies will defend their T20 Championship title, early next year.

Speaking to the media on the eve of his signing, Bravo said: “To become the first international and West Indian cricketer to be sponsored by a globally renowned Chinese firm is an incredible honor and a privilege. The Chinese are by far one of the most powerful nations in the world today, thus their introduction into, and their presence within West Indies cricket, will make a tremendous difference not just for us as cricketers but for the entire Caribbean region. For me to be the first cricketer to be bestowed with such a prestigious partnership is an incredible feeling and I further hope that our affiliation will pave the way for significant ongoing relations and investment between China and the Caribbean, long-term.”

Bravo’s agent, Emma Everett, added that they had actively discussed affiliating with the lucrative Chinese market for some time and were thrilled that China Harbour reciprocated the significance of such a partnership despite cricket still being a virtually unknown sport in China.

“Dwayne has made history today,” said Everett. “He has become the first international cricketer to venture into the powerful Chinese market whilst cricket as a sport remains relatively new in China, and for him to have done so by affiliating with a global powerhouse such as China Harbour, indicates the Company’s faith and confidence in him to represent their brand across the world with the same degree of international standing and success. Dwayne Bravo is the epitome of everything China Harbour places at the core of its morale: dynamic, dedicated and entirely focused on getting the job done.”

China Harbour’s regional General Manager, Mr. Deng Bo, echoed Bravo and his representative’s delight at the brand ambassador signing, stating that this was his company’s first foray onto the international cricketing scene.

Dwayne Bravo is all smiles after signing a historic deal.

Dwayne Bravo is all smiles after signing a historic deal.

“China Harbour has a project portfolio worth USD10 billion. Our company is a leader and innovator in our sector. Whilst it is a new concept for us to affiliate with a sporting brand ambassador, we are thrilled by this exciting partnership and look forward to Dwayne Bravo leading our brand and ethos with the same diligence and commitment he displays when representing West Indies Cricket,” said Mr. Bo. “China Harbour already has a substantial presence in the Caribbean, therefore, we are proud to associate our brand with a Caribbean and international superstar, to elongate our ongoing relationship with the Caribbean region and the rest of the world. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with our new ambassador Dwayne Bravo.”

ABOUT CHINA HARBOUR

China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHEC) is a leading provider of full services in Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC), Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT), and Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) for both public and private sectors. The company’s diverse infrastructure portfolio includes marine engineering, dredging and reclamation, roads and bridge, railways, airports and equipment assembly.

CHEC is a subsidiary of parent company China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), a top Forbes listed organization.

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West Indies Opening Batsman Kieran Powell Launches Cricket Star Search In Collaboration With Sri Lankan Icon Muttiah Muralidaran’s Foundation Of Goodness Charity

Dashing West Indies opening batsman, Kieran Powell.

Dashing West Indies opening batsman, Kieran Powell.

CaribPR Wire, LONDON, England, Sun. Oct. 13, 2013: Dashing West Indies opening batsman, Kieran Powell, is set to launch a cricket star search in collaboration with global sporting icon Muttiah Muralidaran’s internationally acclaimed charity, the Foundation of Goodness, in Seenigama, Sri Lanka, this week.

Powell, who achieved victory as Captain of the West Indies A team in the recently completed One-Day international series against India A,  said he is thrilled to be launching such a significant and worthy initiative to assist promising youth cricketers from rural regions, as part of the young star’s ‘Kieran Powell Academy.’

“The aim of the initiative is to discover and expose regional youth cricketing talent with the winning participants being awarded high-level Scholarship Programmes to train under Murali’s Foundation of Goodness,” explained Powell. “Ten Scholarships are up for grabs and it is an honor for me to work in collaboration with the Foundation, which played an enormous role in assisting and nourishing the lives of victims of the 2004 Sri Lankan Tsunami, and has since created an incredible sustainable community model designed to inspire and empower disadvantaged communities across the world. They are indeed an incredible organization and I hope to emulate their ethos and values, in steering my own Academy to the same heights of achievement.”

The initiative will consist of Kieran Powell themed ‘Star Search Days,’ where outstanding young cricketing talent will be selected to compete for prized Scholarship Programmes, awarding the winners’ an intense cricket training, chance-of-a-lifetime opportunity, at the Seenigama Sports Academy, the sporting arm of the Foundation.

Foundation of Goodness Founder and trustee, Kushil Gunasekera, praised the desire of 23-year-old Powell, who was recently named West Indies Cricket Board’s Emerging Player of the Year, to make such a remarkable contribution to those less privileged across the world.

“We have had hundreds of international personalities, including some of the world’s most high profile and most respected cricketers, collaborate with our organization and our cause over the years,” commented Gunasekera. “However, to have such a yearning and determination at such a young age, to develop the talent of others less fortunate than himself – several of whom lost their livelihoods and families in the 2004 Tsunami and would otherwise never get such an opportunity – is a truly notable trait in this young man, and it is a testament to how far he will go not just as an exceptionally talented batsman but as an ambassador for West Indies Cricket and for sport by and large.”

Powell, who had carefully crafted the initiative with his Manager Emma Everett, over the past several months as part of his Academy launch, is excited that the initiative is ready to be unveiled, and paid tribute to sponsors and a dedicated team in Sri Lanka who helped make his wish a reality.

“We have had some amazing commitment and support from a wonderful team of individuals out there, and I am looking forward to personally thanking them all and appreciating the splendor of Sri Lanka, this being my first visit out there,” he said.

Powell will join the West Indies senior team in a few days’ time to take on India once again, and said he is extremely pleased to be back in the squad after finger surgery kept him out of contention during the team’s most recent tours, earlier in the year.

“The India tour will be an especially poignant one, as it will be the great Sachin’s farewell to cricket and I am grateful I will be a part of such a historical occasion. He is what every cricketer aspires to be,” said the powerful left-handed batsman, who himself has been strongly earmarked for West Indies leadership, according to recent media reports, re-affirmed by his award for Emerging Player of the Year, in July this year.

The Kieran Powell Cricket Star Search kicks off on Monday 14th October at the Seenigama Surrey Oval in Sri Lanka, with the Scholarship Winners’ Award ceremony due to take place later this week.

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West Indian Powerhouse Dwayne Bravo To Film Movie Debut On His Birthday

West Indian Powerhouse Dwayne Bravo goes through some dance moves on the set of ‘Ula.'

West Indian Powerhouse Dwayne Bravo goes through some dance moves at a press conference to announce his signing to the movie, ‘Ula.'

CaribPR Wire, LONDON, England, Sun. Oct. 6, 2013: West Indies Cricket ODI Captain and one of the biggest sporting stars to emerge from the Caribbean in recent times, Dwayne Bravo, is set to spend his 30th birthday on Monday, October 7th, filming his movie debut in an Indian thriller.

Bravo, a flamboyant and renowned entertainer, with two singles already released in collaboration with Grammy-award winning superstar Beenie Man, will feature in a specially created song and dance sequence for the much anticipated Tamil movie, ‘Ula,’ directed by the highly-respected Rajan Madhav and produced by Lv Srikanth Lakshman for Dreambridge Productions. This is Bravo’s first film role and he feels it is fitting that his debut will be in an Indian movie.

On the eve of the press conference announcing his signing for the movie, he told reporters: “India is like my second home now, so I was thrilled when my agent presented the opportunity to me and more so, when she mentioned it was going to be filmed in Chennai, a city to which I obviously have a deep affiliation as a member of the IPL team, Chennai Superkings. I love the people of Chennai and the people of India, and I am relishing the opportunity to work with a talented and highly respected cast and crew in my first film.”

Although the famed Chennai Superkings team lost in the semi-final round of the Cricket Champions League tournament on Friday, October 4th, Bravo was excited at the prospect of still giving something back to the adoring Chennai public – this time in the form of exhibiting his trademark song and dance moves in the movie ‘Ula,’ which features an impressive Indian cinematic cast including Ajmal, Viddharth, Ashok, Radhika Apte, Gayathrie and several other acclaimed stars. “It was totally unplanned that filming happened to fall on his 30th birthday, but it is a very special way for him to celebrate reaching this milestone and is a testament to all that he has achieved, and continues to achieve” Bravo’s representative, Emma Everett said.

Contrary to his image, however, it is not all about glitz and glamour for the gifted all-rounder, who is often referred to as the talisman in the much loved West Indies international cricket team for his incredible energy and confidence. Bravo will, as he does every year, spend his birthday visiting shelters for the homeless and children’s orphanages, to provide to the needy.

“It is something I do on my birthday each year. I have been very fortunate in my life, and I try to give back as much as I can to others who are less fortunate. During my birthday this year, I will take a break from filming to go and provide for a homeless shelter in Chennai,” the humble star stated. Whilst Bravo emphasizes an unquestionable priority to his international cricketing career; he does enjoy significant and worthy opportunities outside of cricket, being one of the most in-demand sporting superstars in the world. “On the rare occasions where my tour or training schedule may permit, I do like to challenge myself with opportunities that I feel may have a longer-term impact. There are a number of projects currently in the pipeline which I am very excited about,” Bravo said.

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BRAVO LEADS WEST INDIES SUPERSTARS IN SOUTH PACIFIC STORM

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PHOTO: L-R: Current West Indies Cricket one-day international Captain and global T20 superstar, Dwayne Bravo, former West Indies Captain Richie Richardson and West Indies fast bowler, Kemar Roach.


CaribPR, LONDON, England, Tues. Sept. 3, 2013: Current West Indies Cricket one-day international Captain and global T20 superstar, Dwayne Bravo, has signed an exclusive deal to act as development mentor and ambassador for a number of cricket advancement initiatives in the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea.

In his mentor and ambassadorship roles, Bravo will visit International Cricket Council, (ICC) Associate Member nation Papua New Guinea (PNG), next week, to participate in the ICC Award-winning “Don’t Drink and Drive Legends Bash,” a joint venture campaign sponsored by Cricket PNG and Pacific MMI Insurance.

This will kick-off Bravo’s PNG cricket advancement initiatives, ahead of the country’s Independence Day celebratory weekend. The famed all-rounder will be joined by fellow West Indian cricketing superstars, Kemar Roach and Richie Richardson, who both will also fly into the capital city of Port Moresby next week.

The deal will see Bravo make sponsored visits across schools, academies and rural communities throughout greater Port Moresby, to motivate and inspire youth through cricket, assist with cricket development programs and mentor a flourishing influx of hard-hitting national and international-level Papua New Guinean cricketers, whose star performers have recently been under the keen scrutiny of global T20 leagues for their effortless impressive stroke play.

Bravo, supported by Roach and Richardson, will also launch Cricket PNG’s inaugural entry into the South Australian Cricket Association, (SACA) T20 Premier League, making Cricket PNG the first ever international team to enter the new Australian competition, due to get underway in September.

The thrilling West Indian trio, who between them hold remarkable amounts of accolades in international cricket, will be honoured at a VIP Gala Dinner in Port Moresby, which will be attended by the country’s ministers of Parliament, top dignitaries and other high-profile corporate and business sector leaders.

Cricket PNG’s CEO, Greg Campbell, a former Australian Test cricketer and uncle to iconic Australian cricketing superstar Ricky Ponting, said he reached out to Bravo’s Representative, Emma Everett, in a bid to request that the top cricketer play role of mentor and ambassador to PNG’s gifted international squad and the country’s cricketing framework at large..

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Cricket PNG CEO Greg Campbell at left.

“Papua New Guinea is a cricket-mad nation and our team have historically always looked up to West Indies cricketers,” said Campbell. “In fact, the West Indies were the first international team to tour PNG back in 1975 and our cricketers look to emulate their entertaining style of play and their spirit of the game. We wanted to align our top players with a mentor and a powerful global superstar who could inspire them with his presence and his invaluable international experience and guidance. Dwayne Bravo has achieved incredible heights of success within both West Indies Cricket and on a global platform, and as the current Captain of the West Indies ODI squad, we felt he was the perfect candidate.”

He added that Cricket PNG is participating in a number of crucial cricket advancement initiatives and their players and the public are elated at the forthcoming arrival of Bravo, Roach and Richardson on their shores.

“The atmosphere and excitement in the air that Dwayne Bravo, Kemar Roach and Richie Richardson are coming to town, has been astonishing,” said Campbell.

Bravo echoed the Cricket PNG CEO’s sentiments saying: “Advancing the game of cricket in developing nations of the world is something I have always wanted to become involved in. A cricketer today is a role model to millions and I wanted to use this opportunity to pass my knowledge, skills and expertise onto promising new talent and use my own experiences and leadership aptitude, to motivate youth across the world.”

Roach and Richardson agreed that visiting Papua New Guinea ahead of the country’s Independence Day celebratory weekend, in particular, would bring forth poignant memories of a world championship West Indies team from 1975, who were back then, the first international team to visit the South Pacific nation, and on that occasion too, during the country’s Independence Day celebrations.

Papua New Guinea is the strongest team in the ICC’s East Asia/Pacific region, having won Gold in the South Pacific Games on every occasion the tournament has taken place, to date. They have also played in every ICC Trophy tournament since its inception in 1979 and remain undefeated in EAP events since 2008, commanding positions of T20 and 50 over Champions, respectively.

The first program of the Dwayne Bravo led PNG cricket advancement initiatives, will take place on Thursday 12th September, in Port Moresby.

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MOKE DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE CARIBBEAN

MOKE DISTRIBUTOR FOR THE CARIBBEAN
CaribPR Wire,  Road Town, Tola, BVI, Fri. July 5, 2013: Moke International is pleased to announce they have selected Tola Moke Limited in the British Virgin Islands as the distributor for the Caribbean market.
A spokesperson for Moke International described Mr. Bruce Wong, of Tola Moke Limited, as “being enthusiastic about the new Moke whilst also being knowledgable about the cars history and also the future of the brand.
His long career and successful business experience in the Caribbean will be the key for the on-going support of the Moke and future model launches ”
Mr. Wong recently traveled to Shanghai to drive the test car and met with the engineering team behind the scenes.
“The car looks and drives great.  There has been an enormous amount of work to ensure the new Moke retains its heritage while still looking to the future” said Mr. Wong. “There is currently no other car that evokes so much passion and fun in the current market place, especially in the Caribbean.”
Mr. Wong will be travelling to Australia in September for the official launch of the Moke.  The event will be open to media and VIP’s in the automotive industry. “It will be time for all to drive the much anticipated car” said Wong.
Designed by Michael Young the new ‘Classic’ Moke is a project between Moke International, Chery Motors and Sicar Engineering. The new ‘Classic’ Moke still boasts all of its old features but has been re- engineered to comply with modern performance and safety standards.
The new features include but are not limited to, modern suspension technology, 9” front disc brakes, a new improved a fuel injected engine that will be available in Automatic and manual transmission and 3-point seat harnesses for front and rear seats. The engine, suspension, steering and brake systems are all well proven components on other Chery automobiles.  The Moke will also be available in right and left hand drives.
There are also plans for an Electric eMoke to be released in the near future and more details regarding this will be released soon.

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CaribPR Wire,  Road Town,  BVI, Fri. July 5, 2013: Moke International is pleased to announce they have selected Tola Moke Limited in the British Virgin Islands as the distributor for the Caribbean market.

A spokesperson for Moke International described Mr. Bruce Wong, of Tola Moke Limited, as “being enthusiastic about the new Moke whilst also being knowledgeable about the cars history and also the future of the brand.

His long career and successful business experience in the Caribbean will be the key for the on-going support of the Moke and future model launches .”

Mr. Wong recently traveled to Shanghai to drive the test car and met with the engineering team behind the scenes.

“The car looks and drives great.  There has been an enormous amount of work to ensure the new Moke retains its heritage while still looking to the future” said Mr. Wong. “There is currently no other car that evokes so much passion and fun in the current market place, especially in the Caribbean.”

Mr. Wong will be travelling to Australia in September for the official launch of the Moke.  The event will be open to media and VIP’s in the automotive industry. “It will be time for all to drive the much anticipated car,” he said.

Designed by Michael Young the new ‘Classic’ Moke is a project between Moke International, Chery Motors and Sicar Engineering. The new ‘Classic’ Moke still boasts all of its old features but has been re- engineered to comply with modern performance and safety standards.

The new features include but are not limited to, modern suspension technology, 9” front disc brakes, a new improved a fuel injected engine that will be available in Automatic and manual transmission and 3-point seat harnesses for front and rear seats. The engine, suspension, steering and brake systems are all well proven components on other Chery automobiles.  The Moke will also be available in right and left hand drives.

There are also plans for an Electric eMoke to be released in the near future and more details regarding this will be released soon.

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West Indies Cricketer Kieran Powell Seals New Deal

West Indies Cricketer, Kieran Powell.

West Indies Cricketer, Kieran Powell.

CaribPR, LONDON, England, Mon. May 13, 2013: West Indies opening batsman, Kieran Powell, has sealed a deal with the ultra-exclusive Pinneys Plantation Resort, in the Caribbean island of Nevis.

Powell, the dashing cricketer recently described in global media reports as “enigmatic,” will partner with a prominent UK-based group of companies, who are set to develop Pinneys.

The deal comes on the heels of a successful ad campaign featuring Powell and a leading national Bank, which is set to air later this month, with the charismatic player also recently re-signing a two year deal with his long-term sponsor, Indian cricketing gear giant, Sareen Sports.

The gifted left-handed batsman, a former student of the exclusive Millfield school in England, is a star undeniably on the rise.

He has even stirred interest from Bollywood film producers out in India, owing to his model good-looks and eloquent mannerisms.

This, despite an unfortunate blow, that resulted in surgery to the finger of the stylish 23-year-old left-handed batsman two weeks ago, following an injury acquired during a regional match in early April, which has left him out of contention for the 2013 West Indies Champions Trophy squad that will compete in England next month, much to his disappointment.

Powell, however, says he is determined to get back to blistering form quickly and is concentrating hard on becoming fully fit in time for the West Indies’ forthcoming Tri-Nation Tournament against India and Sri Lanka, in late June.

One of the most successful cricketers to emerge out of his native island of Nevis, he made his Test debut against India in 2011 and scored two centuries in a single match during the Test series against Bangladesh in November of last year to become only the first West Indian player since Brian Lara, and the ninth West Indian player in history, to achieve the feat.

Powell has displayed elegance, confidence and maturity beyond his years, which saw him kick off his recent tour of Australia with a sensational knock of 83 (his highest ODI score to-date) during the West Indies v Australia ODI series, in February this year.

But it’s not all about chasing runs and bearing the fruits of his on-field success for this exciting young cricketer. Kieran Powell is also both eager and willing to give back to the game, to his fans, and to the community.

Following the ODI match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, (SCG), during the same tour, Powell took time out to meet and greet cricket fan Callum, (pictured), an 11-year-old patient from Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick. The personal invitation from the international star and his Manager for Callum to attend the SCG game was an inspiring experience for the youngster, who is in remission from cancer and had just been through hip replacement surgery.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Powell recently took time out to meet and greet cricket fan Callum, (pictured), an 11-year-old patient from Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick.

Powell also recently arranged for a cheque to be presented to the family of former West Indies cricketer and his Leeward Islands teammate, Runako Morton, who was tragically killed in a car crash in 2012.

Despite the buzz surrounding his incredible ability, the end-focus has remained firmly unchanged for the popular batsman. As the world watches in anticipation, the next steps of an exceptionally talented international cricketer, Kieran Powell remains humble, focused, committed and diligent about perfecting his craft and his first love; playing cricket and representing the West Indies.

Sponsors, advertisers, media, international leagues and tournaments seeking partnerships with, or further information on Powell, are urged to contact his London-based Manager, Emma Everett via management@officialkieranpowell.com

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New Moke Coming To The Caribbean In 2013

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CaribPR Wire, MELBOURNE, Australia, Tues. Oct. 16, 2012: Get ready for a new version of the Classic Moke motor vehicle in the Caribbean next year.

Moke International says the vehicle will be released by mid-2013. In a Joint Venture with Chery Motors and their subsidiary Sicar Engineering in China, Moke International has decided to initially produce the MOKE as a low volume car with 1,000 units per year. The new Moke will be released by mid-2013.

It has been over 20 years since the last Moke rolled off the assembly line in Portugal. Throughout the 70’s & 80’s it was considered the car with the stress free lifestyle with the attitude of no doors, no roof, no worries!

The new ‘Classic’ Moke will retain all of the unique features of the original Moke but items like engine capacity, braking systems and safety standards have been overhauled and improved on.

The manufacturer, Chery Motors, is the seventh largest China based auto manufacturer and produces over 600,000 vehicles a year. The company is also China’s top auto exporter and recently signed a joint venture with Jaguar Land Rover to manufacture their cars in China for future export.

The original Moke was designed and released in 1960 -1963 as a military vehicle that was light, compact and strong. In 1964 it was first released for public sale in Britain under the names Austin Moke and Morris Moke. In 1966 the first Mokes were produced in Australia under the name BMC MINI MOKE. The MOKE is often called a ‘Mini Moke’ as it was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, the same designer as the famous Mini.

Due to their relaxed and fun ‘image’ the Moke is often seen in Coastal areas as a fun recreational vehicle.

In 2012 Chery Motors/ Sicar Engineering and Moke International started reengineering the Moke with new features such as 9” front disc brakes, 3-point seat belts for front and rear seats, modern car suspension technology as well as a fuel injected engine and rust proof body. There are also plans for an Electric EMoke to be released in the near future and more details regarding this will be released soon.

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West Indies Cricket Superstars To Kick-Off Global Fundraiser In Memory Of Late Teammate Runako Morton

CaribPR Wire, LONDON, England, Fri. Mar. 9, 2012: Following the sudden shocking death of West Indies international cricketer, Runako Morton, in a car accident last Sunday, March 4th, the Caribbean has been in a state of mourning for an enormously popular cricketer whose career spanned 17 years at the regional, national and international levels.

In light of last weekend’s tragic events, a number of high-profile, past and present West Indies international cricketers have held talks and elected to set up a Runako Morton Tribute Fund Auction initiative, in memory of Morton, who died when his car lost control and slammed into a pole in Trinidad.

The fundraising initiative, led by West Indies international cricket all-rounder Dwayne Bravo and West Indies cricket captain Darren Sammy, will include prized, signed memorabilia from leading international cricketers and will kick off via the players’ official Twitter and Facebook accounts next Friday, March16th, ahead of the first West Indies vs Australia ODI in St Vincent.

The initiative is set to be supported by a number of other high-profile players including Fidel Edwards, Kieran Powell, Carlos Brathwaite, Pedro Collins and Rayad Emrit.

“We felt what Runako’s family need at this time is the knowledge and comfort of knowing that they have our unwavering support  and we felt an auction of prized, signed memorabilia would be a wonderful way to make known, what an important role Runako played as a teammate and a friend,” Bravo stated.

“It is important to us that his name and his memory live on. We want his family to know that although he is gone, he is not forgotten, and we hope cricket fans around the world will join us in supporting this initiative and allow us to bring forth something positive from such a tragic event,” Captain Sammy added.

The initiative will be managed by both Bravo and Sammy’s Agent, Emma Everett, and all proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Morton family.  

Fans may participate in the ”live” auction  next Friday, March 16th, by following the players on their official Twitter accounts: @newbigdog (Dwayne Bravo) and @darrensammy88 (Darren Sammy) or via Dwayne Bravo’s fan page: Official Dwayne Bravo.

Runako Morton played in 15 Tests and 56 one-day internationals, with his last West Indies appearance coming against Australia in a Twenty20 match in 2010. He leaves behind a wife and three young children.

For further inquiries on the Runako Morton Tribute Fund Auction or to make a contribution, please contact Emma Everett via agent@officialdwaynebravo.com.

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Dazzling West Indies International Cricketer And Grammy Award Winning Dancehall Artiste Beenie Man Release Exclusive New Music Video Of Their Hit Single

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CaribPR Wire, London, England, Tue. September 20, 2011: Trinidad-born, West Indies cricketing superstar, Dwayne Bravo, is about to add another title to his already glittering resume.

The phenomenal all-rounder, who recently smashed a brilliant 106 at the star-studded Jamzone Masters’ Cup T20 match, has just released the brand new and exclusive music video to his debut hit single collaboration with internationally acclaimed dancehall artiste Beenie Man, featuring Guyanese songstress Timeka Marshall.

The right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler released the sizzling single and music video titled “Beenie Man & Bravo” through 357 & 47 Productions, and is currently taking the airwaves by storm.

The record arrives off the back of Bravo’s recently conducted media tour in the UK during which he promised his impressively diverse fan-base to expect some exciting new projects that will mark the emergence of “Brand Bravo” through the star’s soon to be launched website: www.officialdwaynebravo.com.

The Bravo site will include action-packed features such as the exciting “DB47 Live” page, set to contain never-before-seen footage of Bravo’s celebrity lifestyle, backstage scoops of his many ongoing initiatives and LIVE interactive online sessions with his enormous worldwide following.

The debut single and website launch arrive on the heels of a highly successful and colourful international career by Bravo, 27, that spans the globe and includes signings by prestigious international teams such as the Victoria Bushrangers, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, for Twenty20 leagues throughout the world. 

And as Bravo gears up for yet another signature venture-the Dwayne Bravo Cricket Star Search-which will follow his highly anticipated participation with championship team, the Chennai Super Kings in the coveted Champions League tournament in India, one thing is certain: Brand Bravo is taking the world by storm.

This year, the top Caribbean cricketer’s name has consistently hit 100 on the Google scale in India, as well as 58 in Australia and 39 in the UK respectively. There is no denying that Bravo’s star is rising, as sponsors and international tournaments continue to take notice and line up behind Brand Bravo.

Sponsors, advertisers, media, international leagues and tournaments seeking partnerships with Bravo are urged to contact his Agent, Emma Everett via: agent@officialdwaynebravo.com or refer to www.officialdwaynebravo.com.

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LIME Celebrates Labor Day Weekend In New York’s Caribbean Diaspora

 

CaribPR Wire, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Sept. 15, 2011: For the second consecutive year, LIME was among top sponsors of the 44th Annual West Indian Carnival Festival that drew over three million to Eastern Parkway on Labor Day in Brooklyn, U.S.A. on September 5th.  A huge LIME-sponsored float from KARMA made its way down the Parkway as over two dozen LIME girls showed off the company’s colors with rags and shiny costumes and as executives stressed the company’s commitment to the Diaspora is not just short-term but here to stay.
 
 
While the LIME float urged fans to send minutes home to family and friends, the message at the company’s booth on the parade route created a buzz, as customers from the Diaspora and over 14 Caribbean islands lined up to take advantage of the 100 bonus credit offered over the weekend to any LIME mobile phone. Among those welcoming the LIME promotion was Jamaican national Caroline Greaves and her daughter, who have been Brooklyn residents for the past thirty years.
 
 
“I am thinking of trying their new TopUp plan which gives double credit, you cannot beat this kind of deal,” Greaves said, as the LIME float with a number of costumed clad revelers passed by. “Many of my friends are switching to LIME because they like their affordable rates and products.”
 
 
Early on Monday, Regional Head of Sponsorship for LIME, Sheldon Keens-Douglas, spent the morning with Mayor Mike Bloomberg and other city elected officials and business leaders at the annual kick-off breakfast of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, reiterating the company’s commitment to the Diaspora and organizations like WIADCA.
 
”We wouldn’t miss it,” he explained. “After our participation last year we knew we would be back. The ‘E’ in LIME is refers to ourability to bring cultural activities home to our customers through exciting products like LIME TV, Video on Demand and LIME Mobile TV and the West Indian Carnival Festival is a great complement in that regard.”
 
 
 
LIME’s presence at the carnival brought the curtains down on a weekend long series of events that included sponsorship of the inaugural Reggae, Rhythm and Blues concert on Sunday, September 4th at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY, that featured performances from the likes of Movado, Machel Montano, John Holt, I-Octane, Kenneth “Baby Face” Edmonds” and Monica.
 
“For this summer, our double-top up promotion – which offered each customer who bought credit to get two times the amount paid for – was all about keeping in touch with friends and family back home. And the festival is about keeping in touch with that Caribbean legacy and heritage. There is a synergy here that LIME, with our own legacy of over 140 years, is proud to support,” said Keens-Douglas.
 
 
The company’s support also made the EVERYBODY’S Calypso & Soca Tent-Revue at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom that featured the world’s top calypso & soca superstars, such as The Mighty Sparrow, the Calypso King of the World, Shadow, Becket, Denyse Plummer, Rikki Jai and Edwin Yearwood, from August 29th – September 2nd, a reality; along with Brass Fest on Friday, September 2 at the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY, which saw thousands of Caribbean music fans jump and wave with LIME to the music of the 2011 Carnival King Machel Montano & Kes The Band, Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy and WCR. LIME also reinforced their commitment to family with the support of the Kiddies Carnival at the Brooklyn Museum grounds Saturday – as thousands of children proudly parade in their carnival costumes.
 
 
The telecommunications giant also returned for the second consecutive year as the platinum sponsor of the Caribbean Netball Association’s (CANA) Summer Netball League and Caribbean Cup 2011, which featured teams representing Jamaica, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sri Lanka and Barbados. The round-robin Caribbean Cup tournament this past Sunday, September 11th, 2011, brought the curtain down on the summer long netball carnival which kicked off on June 4th at the Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn, New York. LIME’s sponsorship included uniforms, prizes, and telecommunications services for the tournament at the various games that took place over the summer.

 
 
ABOUT LIME
 
LIME, (formerly Cable & Wireless), is the Caribbean`s leading telecommunications company, currently servicing 14 Caribbean countries. LIME has kept the people of the Caribbean connected for more than 100 years and is focused on providing products and services that improve the lives of Caribbean people every day whether they live in the region or are part of the Diaspora.  LIME offers Top Up service to connect those living in the US to friends and family in the Caribbean. LIME`s aim is to deliver the best communication services at the best value across the board-full stop. LIME for living every day.  Visit www.lime.com to learn  more.
 
 
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LIME is set to continue its aggressive grassroots marketing campaign in the Diaspora this Fall.

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JAAA National Senior Championships To Feature Top Olympians On Live Stream

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 24, 2011: Asafa Powell and Veronica Campbell are among the top runners set for the the 2011 JAAA/Supreme Ventures Limited National Senior Championship.

 Athletic fans globally can now get a front seat to the action via live stream today, Friday June 24. The event will feature the semi-finals and finals for the 100 meters.  Over the next three days fans will see the best of the Powell and Campbell as well as Yohan Blake, Steve Mullings, Micheal Frater, Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Jermaine Gonzalez and Nesta Carter among others.

The meet set for the Jamaica National Stadium from June 23-June 26, 2011, is streaming live all four days and will also be available on Smartphones, bringing the world to shores of Jamaica via New Media Technologies.

 JAAA describes this as a unique opportunity to again witness Jamaica’s best athletes as they vie for their position at the 2011 World Championships.  The live stream will be broadcasted on www.jaaa.tv and www.jaaa.tv/mobile.

 “The first day of our live stream showed the commitment to our Jamaican athletes and proved that the world is watching us!!” commented Eugene Folkes, CEO of Telegens Inc. the local partner involved in providing the end-to-end on-line service.

With spaces on Jamaica’s team to the IAAF World Championships in Daegu up for grabs and unlike last year’s low-keyed championships which was void of some of the island’s top athletics stars, this year’s trials is promising a lot of fireworks, with preliminary entries showing a number of top athletes already registered to compete.

The live stream audience will be treated to two special features. The first feature will be the ability to rewind the live stream – so if you have missed a particular race you can rewind while you are watching the live stream. 

The second feature is your free access to the On Demand version which will be available within 72 hours post the closing of the meet on June 26th, 2011.

Online visitors will have the option of either purchasing a daily ticket for U.S $5.99  or a four-day package for U.S$14.99. Mobile users will be able to test the stream first and then have the option to view the live stream for $5.99 for four days.

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BARBADOS SUPPORTS MIAMI HEAT AND DALLAS MAVERICKS THROUGH THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

The Barbados Tourism Authority Picks Winning Teams through Corporate Sponsorships

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NEW YORK (June 13, 2011) – The Dallas Mavericks came out on top in last night’s championship game, but Barbados Fans Always Win through the Barbados Tourism Authority’s (BTA) partnership of both the Dallas Mavericks and Miami HEAT. In celebration of both teams and their fans, Barbados is offering a trip giveaway to the island of Barbados for one lucky winner in both Miami and Dallas. 

 Barbados Fans Always Win and even as the basketball competition has ended, Miami and Dallas fans can still win by visiting www.visitbarbados.org/WinDallas or www.visitbarbados.org/WinMiami to continue to support your team and enter to win a trip for two to Barbados for a 3-night stay at Almond Resorts and roundtrip airfare on American Airlines.

 “We are thrilled that both teams we’ve chosen to sponsor have made it into this year’s championship round,” says David M. Rice, President and CEO of the Barbados Tourism Authority. “Our sponsorship of both the HEAT and the Mavericks has been imperative in increasing visibility of Barbados tourism to key markets, through each team’s dedicated fan base. There is no doubt that with their successful seasons, Barbados visibility reached a maximum number of people and we look forward to continuing our partnerships in the upcoming season. We offer many congratulations to these teams for making it all the way!”

 The BTA is entering in to the final year with the Miami HEAT of a three-year corporate partnership deal.  The agreement lasting through the 2011-2012 season has encompassed internet and radio promotions, trip giveaways, in-arena visibility and advertising in addition to several dedicated “Barbados Theme Nights” with on-court performances by Barbados dance troupe Venus Rising.

Similarly, to help promote the launch of the new non-stop flight from Dallas, Texas to Bridgetown, Barbados on American Airlines, in December 2010 the BTA partnered with the Dallas Mavericks for similar promotions, in-arena visibility and dedicated theme nights to promote travel to the Caribbean island. The Mavericks contract will last through the 2012-2013 season.

 For more information on travel to Barbados, please visit: www.visitbarbados.org.

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2011 LIME-CANA Netball Season Opens With A Bang

LimeOpeningCaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, NY, Monday, June 06, 2011:  The 2011 LIME sponsored Caribbean American Netball Association (CANA) competition will get underway in earnest this weekend – Saturday and Sunday, June 11th and 12th, at the Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn, New York.

 The expectation for another successful season is on the lips and minds of almost everyone involved after last Saturday’s opening day rally, uniform parade and march past in  front of a lively audience that included Sheldon Keens-Douglas, regional head of sponsorship for telecommunication giant LIME, and Carole Hokrein, Secretary of the United States of America Netball Association – USANA.

 ”LIME is pleased to be associated with CANA in building awareness for the sport here in the USA and by extension, deepening the cultural bond between the brand and the overseas Caribbean community here in New York City,” noted Keens-Douglas; in town at the  opening ceremony for the 15th annual Netball season this past Saturday, Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn, the home for this season’s tournament.

 This is the second of a multi-year deal between LIME, and CANA, who insists the partnership is already paying dividends.  “The outlook for the season ahead could not be better,” said Jackie Farrell, Public Relations Officer for CANA. “On the court, we expect keen yet friendly competition from the teams in all four divisions and thanks to our corporate partners and media interest and (our) crowd support is growing.”

 With a number of teams being promoted from last season, Saturday’s opening day results got more than a passing grade from Hokrien, who is busy preparing for the USA National Championships to be hosted by CANA at Queens College, Flushing here in New York City on June 25th and 26th.

 ”Contrary to popular belief, the sport is alive and well. Just look at the color and competition on display despite the limitations,” Hokrein noted, pointing to what she said was not the best surface to play on at this level.

 Crusaders Netball Club proved to be the best on display, topping the opening rally, ahead of MINC and Sunsplash. In the uniform parade, new comers Pivot NC created something of an upset, finishing in second place, behind Volcanoes NC and ahead of Islanders NC.

 Thirteen clubs are expected to start the regular season on Saturday at noon at the park.

 ABOUT LIME

 LIME, (formerly Cable & Wireless), is the Caribbean`s leading telecommunications company, currently servicing 14 Caribbean countries. LIME has kept the people of the Caribbean connected for more than 100 years and is focused on providing products and services that improve the lives of Caribbean people every day whether they live in the region or are part of the Diaspora.  LIME offers Top Up service to connect those living in the US to friends and family in the Caribbean. LIME`s aim is to deliver the best communication services at the best value across the board-full stop. LIME for living every day.  Visit www.lime.com to learn  more.

 ABOUT CANA

CANA – Caribbean American Netball Association started its first inaugural season in 1996 and is dedicated to the development and growth of netball in the USA with an emphasis on participation, individual progress, team unity, good health and education of youths.

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PRE-REGISTER FOR YOUR TICKETS TO SEE ONLINE AND MOBILE LIVE STREAMS OF JN-IAAF INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL

CaribPR Wire, Kingston, Jamaica, Thurs. May 5, 2011: The JN-IAAF International Invitational Meet has been upgraded to world challenge status, with a powerful contingent of world-class athletes to be held at the National Stadium on May 7, 2011.  

 The list of Jamaican and international champions expected to perform include Veronica Campbell-Brown, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson, Asafa Powell, Kerron Stewart, Novelene Williams-Mills, Yohan Blake to name a few.

This is a unique opportunity to show the world Jamaica’s top class athletes, on their turf in all their glory.  Technology allows the JAAA (Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association) to not only showcase Jamaica’s athletes during this live stream but to have a platform where the world can come back and view the events On Demand. 

On the day of the event, online visitors and mobile users will be treated to the “Live Stream” of the  pre-meet show and opening ceremony  for  free, and the International portion of the event as  a pay-per-view , for a fee of  U.S.$5.99 to view the meet from their PCs   via www.trackandfieldja.com/live  and  U.S.$2.99 from mobiles via www.jaaa.tv.  Post the event, all visitors who purchased tickets for the “Live Stream” will be able to view the “On Demand” version of the event anytime from their computer at www.trackandfieldja.com/live.   Individuals who did not purchase a ticket for the “LIVE STREAM”   will be charged a fee for “On Demand.” 

 Visitors can also now preregister from their PCs   via www.trackandfieldja.com/live  and  from mobiles via www.jaaa.tv.

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