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Minister of the Interior & OAS Discuss Potential Areas of Cooperation

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Haiti’s Minister of the Interior Thierry Mayard-Paul accompanied by Prime Minister Garry Conille at a meeting with Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General for the Organization of American States, discussed potential cooperation in the areas of civil registry, security and disaster relief. Topics addressed included a potential contribution from the OAS to strengthen security and ...

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Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic Among Blacks Says New Book

CaribPR Wire, Brooklyn, New York (January 19, 2012). Chronic vitamin D deficiency is a silent epidemic that is taking the lives of countless blacks worldwide. Correcting the Vitamin D Deficiency Epidemic: Strategies to Fight Diseases and Prolong Life for Black People (ISBN 978-0-912444-49-9), is the first book to comprehensively address the under-examined issue of critical vitamin D deficiency among blacks, ...

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Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association to Launch OTA with Regatta

MIAMI, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Antigua Hotels & Tourist Association (AH&TA) have signed an agreement with Regatta Travel Solutions to launch BookAntiguaNow.com.  Regatta has launched similar projects in Puerto Rico, Barbados, Grenada and Jamaica, and is preparing to announce several more projects in the region. “We expect to have nine destinations in the Caribbean using Regatta by April,” ...

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Stay at Best Western®, Earn LifeMiles From the Avianca and TACA Frequent Flyer Program

Best Western Rewards® members to earn 250 LifeMiles for every qualified stay, double points during winter promotion  LIMA, Peru, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Best Western International, Inc., THE WORLD’S BIGGEST HOTEL FAMILY®, announced today that members of its Best Western Rewards® frequency program can now earn 250 LifeMiles, the frequent flyer points from Avianca and TACA Airlines,  for every qualified ...

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EduK Group Announces Executive Appointments Focused on Managing Growth of Puerto Rico Operations

GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Chief Executive Officer Wallace Pond, Ph.D., today announced new roles for executives on the senior leadership team of the EduK Group, the largest provider of private, postsecondary career education in Puerto Rico. Guillermo Nigaglioni, who previously held the position of President and CEO of Instituto de Banca y Comercio (IBC), will retain ...

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Fashion Icon Donna Karan, Explores Investment Opportunities in Haiti’s Heartland

                         Two-city tour showcases strong potential for job creation in tourism and design sectors  PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Internationally-acclaimed fashion designer Donna Karan accompanied Haitian Minister of the Interior, Thierry Mayard-Paul, as he visited the cities of Jeremiah and Jacmel during his “listening campaign.” The visits, a continuation of the Minister’s tour of Haiti’s heartland, are aimed at ...

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Sangart Initiates Phase 1b Study of MP4CO in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Sangart, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing life-saving medicines specifically designed to enhance the perfusion and oxygenation of ischemic (oxygen deprived) tissues through targeted oxygen and other gas delivery, today announced the initiation of a Phase 1b study designed to evaluate the safety of MP4CO treatment in patients with sickle cell disease. ...

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Malcolm Gladwell, Zanana Akande and Other Notables of Caribbean Heritage Honoured in Toronto in March

                                                             The University of the West Indies hosts 3rd Annual Benefit Gala in Toronto  TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The University of the West Indies (UWI) is hosting its 3rd Annual Benefit Gala in Toronto, on Saturday March 10, 2012. Under the theme:  Light, Learning and Liberty, Canada’s business community will honour award-winning author, Malcolm Gladwell, and Zananda Akande, ...

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Grenada Board of Tourism and Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association Launch New and Improved Booking Engine System By Regatta Solutions

ST. GEORGES, Grenada, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Grenada Board of Tourism (GBT) and the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association (GHTA) have jointly launched a new, and improved, booking engine on their respective websites www.grenadagrenadines.com and www.gogrenada.gd  which, it is expected, will bolster the island’s tourism industry.  The implementation of Regatta allows hotels, villas and other activity providers in ...

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U.S. Department of Defense Helps Bolster Haiti’s Disaster Response

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Haiti’s Civil Protection network received a substantial boost with the presentation of SUVs, trucks, boats, canoes, 11,000 solar radios, tents and other disaster-response equipment presented as gifts to the Government of Haiti by the U.S. Department of Defense.  In a ceremony held today at the Directorate of Civil Protection in Haiti (DPC) in Port ...

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