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LONDON, May 3, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas and Jamaica would vote to become republics in a referendum tomorrow, according to new research from Lord Ashcroft Polls. The other five countries in the Caribbean region where King Charles is head of state would choose to remain constitutional monarchies.

How countries where King Charles is head of state would vote tomorrow in a referendum on the monarchy – Lord Ashcroft Polls

Findings from the survey include:

  • More said they would vote for a republic than the monarchy in Antigua (by 47% to 45%), the Bahamas (by 51% to 27%) and Jamaica (by 49% to 40%). The remainder in each case said they didn’t know or would not vote.
  • More said they would vote to remain a constitutional monarchy than to become a republic in Belize (by 48% to 43%), Grenada (by 56% to 42%), St Kitts & Nevis (by 52% to 45%), St Lucia (by 56% to 39%) and St Vincent and The Grenadines (by 63% to 34%).
  • More than 75% of pro-republic voters in all 8 countries polled in the region said that becoming a republic would bring real, practical benefits. The remainder said the monarchy was wrong in principle and should be replaced whether there were practical benefits or not.
  • Most pro-republic voters in Jamaica and St Kitts said the monarchy had been good for their country in the past but makes no sense today. In the other 6 countries, most pro-republic voters said the monarchy should never have been part of how their country was governed.
  • In all 3 countries where more would vote for a republic than to keep the monarchy, majorities (53% in Antigua, 69% in the Bahamas, 75% in Jamaica) agreed that “in an ideal world we wouldn’t have the monarchy, but there are more important things for the country to deal with.”
  • Despite their “referendum” votes, majorities in Antigua (55%) and Jamaica (62%) agreed that the monarchy meant they had more stability in their country than they would have without it. With the exception of the Bahamas, majorities in all countries polled in the region agreed that the King can unite everyone no matter who they voted for, and that the royal family cares a lot about their particular country.
  • Asked to choose between two statements, people in Antigua, Belize, St Kitts, St Lucia and St Vincent were more likely to see the monarchy as a valuable force for stability and continuity; those in the Bahamas, Grenada and Jamaica were more likely to see it as part of a colonial past that has no place in their country today.
  • Majorities in all 8 countries polled in the region had a positive view of King Charles, except the Bahamas (38%).
  • In 7 of the 8 countries, most said the monarchy made them feel more rather than less warm towards the UK (people in the Bahamas were divided 50-50). Clear majorities in all 8 said that if their country became a republic they would want to remain part of the Commonwealth.
  • Aside from Antigua, the Bahamas and Jamaica, the polling found that voters in Australia, Canada and the Solomon Islands would vote to become republics if a referendum were held tomorrow.

4,077 adults were interviewed online in Antigua & Barbuda, the Bahamas, Belize, Grenada, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and The Grenadines in February and March 2023. A total of 22,701 adults were interviewed in the 15 countries in which King Charles is head of state. The full report, Uncharted Realms: The Future of the Monarchy in the UK and Around the World, together with full data for each country,is available for free at

LORD ASHCROFT KCMG PC is an international businessman, philanthropist, pollster and author. He is a former Deputy Chairman of the UK Conservative Party and honorary Chairman of the International Democrat Union. His recent political books include Going For Broke: The Rise of Rishi Sunak, First Lady: Intrigue at the Court of Carrie and Boris Johnson, and Red Knight: The Unauthorised Biography of Sir Keir Starmer. // //  Twitter/Facebook: @LordAshcroft

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Caribbean’s Next Top Model llega a las Bahamas cuando comienza la temporada 4 en Flow TV

CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Feb. 13, 2018:  El amor está en el aire y hay expectación en torno a la Temporada 4 de Caribbeans’s Next Top Model (CNTM), ya que se alarga para incluir a jóvenes aspirantes de las Bahamas cuando comienza el Día de San Valentín, el 14 de febrero a las 9pm en Flow 1.

Según Garry Sinclair, presidente del Caribe, C&W Communications, “Estamos encantados de estar a bordo una vez más para la cuarta temporada de CNTM, que sigue atrayendo a audiencias cada vez mayores, como una plataforma para que las jóvenes del Caribe desarrollen carreras en la industria de la moda”.

Los espectadores se encuentran ante otra cautivadora serie que fue filmada con el trasfondo único, vibrante y rítmico de Jamaica, hogar de la ganadora de la temporada 3, Shamique Simms. Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Universo 1998, que también es productora ejecutiva, anfitriona y jueza principal, vuelve a la pantalla esta temporada junto con el solicitado diseñador de moda Sócrates McKinney y el fotógrafo australiano de fama mundial, Pedro Virgil. La expansión a las Bahamas, junto con el equilibrio, la elegancia y la apariencia deslumbrante de las aspirantes a modelos, frente al encanto ecléctico de las islas, nos convierte en otra serie brillante.

La emoción fuera de la pantalla continúa a través de las redes sociales, ya que los espectadores caribeños pueden seguir a sus chicas favoritas del programa usando el #CaribeNTM para obtener imágenes exclusivas detrás de las cámaras y entrevistas sinceras.

Los clientes de Flow tendrán la ventaja adicional de poder ver el reality sobre la marcha desde su tableta o dispositivo móvil con la aplicación MyFlow, así como de ponerse al día en las últimas tres temporadas de CNTM con el Vídeo a la Carta de Flow.

“Flow se compromete a desarrollar contenido caribeño para el público caribeño, agregó Sinclair. Al final, independientemente de quién gane, el Caribe se beneficia de producciones que muestran la diversidad, la energía, el talento y la creatividad de nuestra gente para que el mundo las vea”.

La productora ejecutiva Fitzwilliam elogió al equipo de producción y a las aspirantes a modelos, y alabó a Flow por su compromiso con el proyecto. “Ha sido un tremendo desafío llevar una producción de esta magnitud desde un mero concepto hasta una 4ª temporada asombrosa. Gracias a Flow por quedarse con nosotros, y gracias al equipo de producción y a las chicas por aparecer cada temporada. Además, no podríamos haberlo hecho sin el apoyo del pueblo caribeño y de nuestros fieles espectadores, gracias. Manténgase conectado a Flow 1, el único lugar donde puede seguir CNTM todos los miércoles a las 9 p.m. ¡Que empiece la temporada!

“Caribbean’s Next Top Model” es producido por Starfish Media Ltd, según el formato de “Next Top Model” con licencia de CBS Studios International. Los productores ejecutivos son Dionyse Fitzwilliam, Wendy Fitzwilliam y Kiran Maharaj.

Actualmente, “America’s Next Top Model” cuenta con licencia en más de 100 mercados de todo el mundo y tiene 20 versiones internacionales en producción, que incluyen Caribbean’s Next Top Model. “America’s Next Top Model” y el formato de “America’s Next Top Model” tienen licencia internacional de CBS Studios International.

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

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JetSuite Expands Service To The Caribbean

New Routes From Eastern US To Warm-Weather Hot Spots Including The Bahamas, Anguilla and Turks & Caicos

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – JetSuite, the nation’s fastest growing private jet charter company, has expanded service to include non-stop flights to popular locations in the Caribbean just in time for the holiday travel season.  Passengers can now fly non-stop from the east coast to St. Maarten (TNCM), Anguilla (AXA), Turks and Caicos (MBPV), as well as Nassau (MYNN) and Eleuthera (MYEH) in The Bahamas on the JetSuite Edition Citation CJ3. These six-passenger aircraft can fly up to 2,000 miles, and offer free onboard WiFi, increased interior comfort and speeds up to 480 miles per hour.

“Our mission revolves around making private air travel accessible to more people than ever before, and offering an unprecedented level of transparency,” explains JetSuite CEO Alex Wilcox. “Expanding our service to the Caribbean solidifies our position in New York, the busiest jet charter market in the world.”

The first private aviation company in history to guarantee an online quote, JetSuite is also introducing enhancements to its website that will make booking holiday travel even easier:

  • New Mobile Site – JetSuite passengers can now easily run a guaranteed quote on their mobile device while either on the go or while reclining in a JetSuite Embraer Phenom 100 or Citation Edition CJ3, all fully WiFi-equipped
  • Find Nearest Airport – Click on the “?” in the Instant Quote box on JetSuite’s homepage to search for the closest airport within 25-200 miles of your desired zip code origin or destination. Hovering over the results will reveal the airport fees for each airport, so you can determine whether you’d like to select your airport based upon location OR price

And for those travelers hoping to snag a last-minute escape, JetSuite continues to offer its popular SuiteDeals on its Facebook page. Select destinations and one-way flights for the following day are offered at prices as low as $536. Keep in mind this price is not person; it’s for the entire jet!

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JetSuite’s vision to provide the freedom and exhilaration of private air travel to more people than ever is realized through transparent pricing, efficient operations, acute attention to detail, acclaimed customer service, and industry-leading safety practices. Offering a WiFi-equipped fleet of the industry’s most fuel efficient jets, the company continues to redefine private aviation.  Under the leadership of CEO Alex Wilcox, a JetBlue founding executive, JetSuite is rated Platinum by ARG/US, the highest possible safety rating in the private jet industry.  In 2013, the FAA’s 2012 Diamond Award of Excellence and National Air Transportation Association’s Five Star Award were both bestowed upon JetSuite for the achievements of the company’s highly regarded maintenance department.

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