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C&W Invests in Innovative Hospitality Solutions to Support the Development of the Regional Tourism Sector

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Oct. 30, 2017 — As a leading investor in innovative hospitality solutions Cable & Wireless Business brought its technological expertise to bear in the recent regional discussions at the State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC), in Grenada. C&W Business showcased its new cutting edge integrated Hospitality Solution aimed at making the Caribbean hospitality sector more globally competitive to meets the demands of the “connected guest.”

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Regional Sales Director at C&W Business, Juan Bailey said, “We are proud supporters of the Caribbean Tourism sector who are catering to the exacting standards of the next generation of “explorers” who have a strong focus on staying connected no matter where they are. Now more than ever, today’s ‘connected guests’ expect no less than world-class technology experiences during their stays. So we have partnered with the Caribbean Tourism Organization and SOTIC in the ongoing dialogue across the region to deliver the necessary technological solutions to enable property owners of all sizes to compete and win.” Click here to view video clip: Juan Bailey discussing new cell tower infrastructure designed to withstand Category 5 Hurricane winds with CTO, Secretary General Hugh Riley at SOTIC 2017.

C&W Business, who were also gold sponsors of the event also used the opportunity to speak about supporting the region during the hurricane season.  In the “Re-build & Recover” panel discussion at the Conference, Bailey highlighted the resilience of the company’s network which was put to the test during the most recent Category 5 Hurricanes. Our networks proved very resilient during the passage of the storm, and at times we were the only network operating in some of the impacted territories.  In the panel discussion on “Spicing up the Caribbean Brand”, Regional Communications Manager, Sheldon Keens-Douglas identified “three key areas that must form a part of any brand re-vitalization discussion – “Differentiation, Innovation and Creation”. Keens-Douglas who has also held Regional Marketing and Brand positions within Cable & Wireless and was part of the team responsible for rolling out the Company’s new consumer brand – Flow – across the region in 2016 which involved the complex task of retiring our legacy brands while simultaneously introducing a newly refreshed brand that represented the combined corporate entities across 14 markets.

The 2017 SOTIC was held under the theme Super-charging the Brand: Meeting the Needs of the New Explorers, and is the preeminent educational forum for Caribbean hospitality and tourism professionals.

C&W Business is a Gold Sponsor of SOTIC and hosted the Ministerial Luncheon.

About C&W Communications

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

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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. Liberty Global invests in the infrastructure that empowers its customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Liberty Global’s scale and commitment to innovation enables it to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect its 25 million customers who subscribe to 51 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. Liberty Global also serves over 10 million mobile subscribers and offers 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 its European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) and (NASDAQ:LILAK) (OTC Link:LILAB), which consists of its operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, 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, Mas Movil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a subsea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.

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Pew Applauds New Caribbean Shark Sanctuaries

St. Maarten, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, and Grenada boost regional protections for sharks

MAHO, St. Maarten, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Sharks are safer across the Caribbean Sea, with the announcement of four new shark sanctuaries in the region. Prime Minister William Marlin of St. Maarten and Wayne Panton, minister of financial services, commerce, and environment for the Cayman Islands today announced that their exclusive economic zones (EEZs) are completely closed to commercial shark fishing. Additionally, Curacao and Grenada announced that they will establish legislation this year that will protect sharks in their waters.

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Government leaders were joined by ocean advocate Sir Richard Branson, as well as by global shark experts and representatives from The Pew Charitable Trusts and other nongovernmental organizations, at a press conference in St. Maarten to champion the new protected areas.

“People from all over the world come to our island to dive and snorkel with our marine wildlife, including sharks and rays,” said Irania Arrindell, St. Maarten’s minister of tourism, economic affairs, transport, and telecommunications. “St. Maarten’s shark sanctuary will help to ensure that our local shark populations exist for future generations and continue to benefit St. Maarten’s marine ecosystem and ecotourism.”

Together, the two new sanctuaries cover a total of 46,190 square miles (119,631 square kilometers), raising the total number of Caribbean sanctuaries to seven.

Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Unite founder, said: “We applaud the steps taken by Caribbean island governments to conserve sharks in their waters. To these governments, sharks are worth far more alive than dead. We are delighted and encouraged to see this bold action being taken to protect Caribbean ecosystems and bolster ecotourism industries.”

“St. Maarten and the Cayman Islands have joined a progressive group of leaders in global shark conservation by choosing to fully protect the diverse but vulnerable shark and ray species found in their waters,” said Luke Warwick, director of Pew’s global shark conservation campaign. “We look forward to continued expansion of shark conservation in the Caribbean to secure the region as a safe haven for threatened shark species.”

The announcement came during a three-day shark conservation symposium co-hosted by the government of St. Maarten, the St. Maarten Nature Foundation, the Bahamas National Trust, and The Pew Charitable Trusts. At the symposium, Caribbean leaders had the opportunity to learn from global shark experts, such as Boris Worm, professor in marine conservation biology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and discuss shark conservation and shark-related tourism in their jurisdictions.

Since 2009, Pew has worked with governments around the world to establish shark sanctuaries in their territorial waters. The creation of these sanctuaries in the Caribbean brings the total number of sanctuaries worldwide to 14, covering 6 million square miles (15.5 million square kilometers), an area bigger than Canada.

Worldwide, at least 100 million sharks are killed each year in commercial fisheries; nearly 30 percent of all known shark species assessed by scientists are threatened with extinction. Sharks play an important role in maintaining the health of the entire ocean, but they grow and reproduce slowly, which makes them particularly vulnerable to overfishing. Officials in many coastal and island nations recognize sharks’ high value to the dive tourism industry.

“Establishing sanctuaries to protect all sharks makes clear that these top predators warrant the same status as other vulnerable marine wildlife that help attract ecotourism, such as turtles and whales,” Warwick added.

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