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Enterprise Mobility Fuels Global Growth, Entering New Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

Branch openings in Chile, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands highlight continued global expansion for the world’s leading car rental business

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Enterprise Mobility is expanding its growing footprint in Latin America and the Caribbean to provide more vehicle rental and mobility options for both business and leisure travelers across the region.

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Today, Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches open for the first time ever in Chile – and National Car Rental and Alamo branches are open once again since exiting during the pandemic – through franchise partner Mediterraneo Automotores S.A., part of Circulo Autos. Circulo Autos is a family-owned holding company with more than 30 years of experience in the mobility industry including a car dealership group that operates 18 locations across four cities in Chile.

Enterprise, National and Alamo brands will be available in five locations including two in the capital city Santiago as well as Talca, Linares and Antofagasta. Franchise expansion plans include introducing service to additional airports in Chile along with adding branches in other major city centers.

“Circulo’s robust infrastructure – dealerships, body shops, maintenance centers and more – provide an excellent foundation for future growth and expansion,” said Paulo Rodriguez, AVP of Global Franchising – Latin America and the Caribbean at Enterprise Mobility. “Expansion into Chile is an important part of our global growth plan, which is designed to ensure our customers have greater access to the brands they know and love, no matter where they travel.”

The opening in Chile is just one of numerous recent franchise openings across the region with Enterprise, National and Alamo branches being introduced for the first time ever in the U.S. Virgin Islands last month. Following the opening of its first location at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, the largest international airport in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the business plans to open more franchise branches and provide service on the other two main islands of St. Croix and St. John.

The Cayman Islands also welcomed the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand last month, with a new branch that services the Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman being established to complement the National and Alamo branches that were already in operation. Future plans in the region include a new tri-branded airport location featuring Enterprise, National and Alamo that will service the island of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.

Enterprise Mobility, through its franchisees, now operates in more than 30 countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, covering the vast majority of countries in the region. Established in 1957, the business has a global presence with a network of more than 9,500 neighborhood and airport rental locations in more than 90 countries and territories and 90,000-plus global team members.

“All of our partners provide the world-class customer service and operational excellence that our customers have grown to know and love,” said Rodriguez. “We’re thrilled to deliver more unforgettable customer experiences for business and leisure travelers across the region.”

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About Enterprise Mobility
Enterprise Mobility is a leading provider of mobility solutions including car rental, fleet management, flexible vehicle hire, carsharing, vanpooling, truck rental, luxury rental, retail car sales and vehicle subscription, as well as other transportation technology services and solutions, to make travel easier and more convenient for customers. Enterprise Mobility, inclusive of its subsidiaries and franchisees, and affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, manage a diverse fleet of 2.3 million vehicles through an integrated network of nearly 9,500 fully staffed neighborhood and airport rental locations in more than 90 countries and territories. Privately held by the Taylor family of St. Louis, Enterprise Mobility manages the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo brands.

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Prospect Hill Recovery and Wellness Center Opens in the U.S. Virgin Islands

ST. CROIX, U.S. Virgin Islands, Jan. 18, 2024 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Prospect Hill Recovery and Wellness Center announces today that they have opened its doors and are accepting clients for treatment of Addictions and Mental Health.

Prospect Hill Recovery and Wellness center is a luxury, boutique residential treatment program. Our program is designed for healing in your recovery journey with compassionate concierge services. Each client is supported and empowered to find their best self within an individualized clinical and wellness program while enjoying the serenity of the beautiful Caribbean. Each guest will enjoy private, high-end accommodations.

A day in the life at Prospect Hill Includes a beautiful blend of individual and group clinical therapies, medical evaluations and assessments, peer support groups, a variety of indoor and outdoor wellness activities, sober outings, and island-centered community exploration. Our team of experts will create a customized recovery and wellness plan, purposeful daily habits, and routines as well as learning more about yourself and the world around you. The journey of one may be completely different from another as each program is custom-tailored to everyone’s unique needs.”

“Our team is thrilled to be opening our campus today. We are excited to share our intimate and innovative program with our arriving clients. Sustainable change is something we are all deeply passionate about. Prospect Hill is truly a unique space to begin healing. “stated  Co-Founders Michael DelGiacco and Dr. Lindsy Waggner, PhD.

Located on the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, on a breathtakingly beautiful and quiet three acres, Prospect Hill Recovery and Wellness Center is a private, all-inclusive and integrated care facility with luxury amenities. The owners have transformed a West Indian-inspired estate to this unique luxury residential treatment program. Prospect Hill features seven private guest and bathrooms, an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness center with Peloton bike, tennis and basketball courts, spa, medical and clinical spaces, and a fully staffed kitchen featuring plant-forward dining. See for yourself through our: Campus Tour — Prospect Hill Recovery & Wellness Center, St. Croix.

Executive Director Kimberley Causey-Gomez, MSW, expressed that, “it is the time of year when many are in need of a fresh re-start “.  If you or a loved one needs treatment, call us at (321) 238-8811 for a consultation today. Our small size of only seven individuals at a time allows our multidisciplinary team to assess and develop a highly personalized treatment plan for each client.”

For more information, please visit the Prospect Hill Recovery and Wellness Center website, or on our social media pages (Facebook/Instagram).

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UVI RTPark Program Launches Donation Appeal To Support Fund For The U.S. Virgin Islands

CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 6, 2017: The University of the Virgin Islands RTPark, (UVI RTPark), the Specialist Economic Development Program, has launched a special donation appeal to support the Fund For the U.S. Virgin Islands on the heels of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The RTPark’s own headquarters on St. Croix suffered significant exterior and interior damage from Hurricane Maria on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 with the building losing its decorative winged roof and suffering tremendous water damage to its offices.

But despite its loss, the RTPark as a good corporate citizen is pitching in to help by supporting the FUND FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, (FFVI), which has been set up by the non-for-profit organization, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, (CFVI), in collaboration with USVI Delegate to Congress, Hon. Stacey Plaskett.

The RTPark’s immediate goal is to provide financial support for the critical needs of U.S. Virgin Islands residents impacted by both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. These needs include:

·         Water

·         Food Supplies

·         Clean-Up Supplies

·         Batteries, Lanterns

·         Diapers

·         Baby formula

·         Tarpaulins

Please support this effort by contributing a donation here.

The devastation wreaked by Hurricanes Irma and Maria provides a unique opportunity for the US Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean region to build capacity and undertake a major program in smart, green resilient technology,” said Executive Director Dr. Gillian Marcelle. “The RTPark is ready to make a major contribution to this effort as a knowledge hub that brings together the impact investment community, the private sector, governments and the academic community.”

C. Knox LaSister, CEO, Smart, Inc. added that the islands of the Caribbean, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, must look at making improvements such as: enhancing building codes, changing infrastructure requirements to respond to need for more resilient structural integrity; improved power generation and management systems and smart water distribution management systems.

“The UVI RTPark headquartered in St. Croix is the perfect hub for generating this kind of innovative and strategic thinking; we can find creative and effective solutions necessary in this new environment,” he added.

For more information about the UVI RTPark, log on to or find us at Twitter @UVI_RTPark or on Facebook at UVI Research and Technology Park. You can also tweet about us using the hashtags: #Rebuild USVI or #USVIStrong.



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Kennedy Funding Financial Suspends Lending in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Joins other major lenders in a response to territory’s lengthy foreclosure process

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC, one of the world’s largest private lenders, has suspended all lending in the U.S. Virgin Islands, encompassing St. Croix and St. Thomas, citing bureaucratic problems in the territory’s foreclosure process.

“Due to the incredible delays in the foreclosure process, we have decided to join many other U.S.-based lenders in this action,” said Kevin Wolfer, the firm’s CEO, citing the territory’s governmental process and courts. “These delays are preventing lenders from recouping their investment dollars in the islands.

“While the principals of our firm enjoy vacationing in St. Thomas and the other islands, and have found the local people incredibly hospitable, the exorbitant delays in completing a foreclosure process and the inability to even protect and preserve a property when it is being pillaged, we and other lenders have unfortunately been forced to make this difficult decision,” said Wolfer. “Because of the ongoing negative impact on the islands’ financial and real estate markets, it is incumbent upon local officials to correct these problems.”

Kennedy Funding will continue to lend throughout the U.S. and internationally, however. “We will continue to fund loans throughout the Caribbean region—we have recently closed loans in the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, in fact,” said Wolfer. “We are actively pursuing opportunities and hope to one day resume lending in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC, one of the largest direct private lenders in the country, specializes in bridge loans for commercial property and land acquisition, development, workouts, bankruptcies, and foreclosures. The principals of the company have closed over $2.5 billion in loans to date. The firm’s creative financing expertise enables the closing of equity-based loans of up to a 70% loan-to-value ratio, from $1 million to more than $50 million, in as little as five days. Kennedy Funding Financial, LLC continues to actively seek new funding opportunities throughout the world.

CONTACT: David Green, [email protected], 201-288-7888

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APR Energy Renews 25MW Power Contract in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Two-year contract extension adds to record renewals

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – APR Energy plc (LSE: APR), a global leader in fast-track power solutions, today announces that it has signed a two-year extension for its 25MW contract in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to run through late Q4 of 2016. The extension adds to APR Energy’s record number of renewals for the year, driving a success rate of over 90%.

APR Energy assumed the contract with the U.S. Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) as part of its acquisition of GE’s power rental business in October 2013. The Group provides a turnkey bridging power solution to WAPA, supporting the utility’s strategic system improvements as it converts to liquefied propane gas (LPG), a lower cost fuel alternative. The GE TM2500 turbine provided by APR Energy gives WAPA additional fuel flexibility, including the ability to operate on the cheaper LPG fuel.

Tom Caldwell, APR Energy Managing Director, Americas, stated, “We are very excited that our bridging solution continues to play a key part of WAPA’s long-term plans as it makes its system-wide improvements. APR Energy appreciates the opportunity to continue our strong relationship with WAPA and are proud to support its efforts in providing lower cost solutions for the island’s ratepayers through our highly-efficient, mobile turbine technology.”

About APR Energy
APR Energy is a global leader in large-scale, fast-track power solutions, providing customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it. APR combines state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise to provide turnkey power plants that are rapidly deployed, customizable, and scalable. Serving both utility and industrial segments, APR Energy provides power generation solutions to customers and communities around the world, with an emphasis on Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Company’s website at

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CONTACT: APR Communications, Direct Phone: +1 (904) 223-2277, Email: [email protected]

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