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Paramount+ Reaches Caribbean Audiences Through C&W Communications 

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#Miami, April 1, 2022 –  – Paramount+, the global digital subscription video streaming service from Paramount, announced an alliance with C&W Communications, the leading communications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean, to bring its premium content exclusively to subscribers of Flow and BTC video services in more than 15 new markets including Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks, and Caicos Islands. Additional markets may be announced in the future.

“This alliance allows us to bring Caribbean audiences the amazing premium content on Paramount+,” said Eduardo Lebrija, EVP, Chief Commercial Officer, Southern Europe, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, and MD North Latam & Brazil Hub at Paramount. “We are excited about the ongoing expansion of Paramount+, and we will continue working to scale the offer to engage subscribers and increase the reach of Paramount+.”

 We are thrilled to be the first to bring the amazing content of the globally acclaimed Paramount+ service to the region. Our partners at Paramount have curated the most powerful content proposition for our countries. Our subscribers across most of our Caribbean markets will have access, as part of their existing TV subscription, to thousands of exclusive premium series, movies, children’s programming, including originals from BET+ and Showtime, that have become viewer favorites in the U.S., and all over the world,” said Britta Reinhardt Chief Commercial Officer, Consumer Markets, C&W Communications, operator of the Flow and BTC brands in the Caribbean.

 A Mountain of Content for All Audiences

 As part of their subscription (except for subscribers to Essentials TV), Flow and BTC customers can access Paramount+’s catalog through Flow’s Video On Demand service. Through Flow Video On Demand, Paramount +’s expansive library of original series, hit shows, and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including SHOWTIME®, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, and the Smithsonian Channel™ can be viewed any time, all commercial-free.

Paramount+ will soon feature the long-awaited Halo series, based on the iconic Xbox®️ franchise and produced by SHOWTIME®️ in association with 343 Industries and Amblin Television. In addition, it’s home to the Star Trek universe, which includes live-action and animated series and movies, serial killer Dexter: New Blood starring Michael C. Hall, and the acclaimed series Yellowjackets, a story of survival that is part drama, suspense, and psychological thriller.

This mountain of entertainment also announced the exciting premieres of The Offer based on the extraordinary experiences of Oscar® winning producer Albert S. Ruddy and his journey to create The Godfather; The First Lady, a revealing look at leadership as told by the women at the heart of the White House starring Academy Award®, Emmy® and Tony® winner Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), playing former First Lady Michelle Obama, Emmy® nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) as Betty Ford, and Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild® Award winner Gillian Anderson (The Crown) as Eleanor Roosevelt. Other titles arriving soon are the previously mentioned Halo, and Super Pumped, which tells the story of one of the most successful and destructive unicorns in Silicon Valley: Uber.

The service offers Mayor of Kingstown starring Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner (Avengers: Endgame), Academy Award® winner Diane Wiest, and Emmy® Award winner Kyle Chandler; the highly-successful Yellowstone series and the prequel, 1883, the story of the Dutton family’s journey as they travel west across North America; and  American Rust starring Emmy® winner and Tony nominee Jeff Daniels (The Comey Rule, Newsroom, Godless, The Looming Tower) and Emmy® nominee Maura Tierney (Your Honor, The Affair, The Report, Beautiful Boy).

Additionally, kids and the entire family can enjoy their favorite Nickelodeon shows, like Kamp Koral, the iCarly reboot that will soon premiere its second season, Los Casagrandes, Paw Patrol, Ninja Turtles, Blaze & the Monster Machines, and all seasons of SpongeBob SquarePants, and movies like The Adventures of Paddington, Rugrats, and The Patrick Show.

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Polio is back; 65 million missed shots in another COVID fall out

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By Dana Malcolm

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#USA, August 4, 2022 – For the first time in almost a decade a new case of polio was recorded in the United States. The case which ended in paralysis emphasizes the danger the region faces as vaccination levels drop to 30-year lows.

The World Health Organization warned in early July explained that vaccination in the region of the Americas and the rest of world was dropping rapidly because of various spin off effects precipitated by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Over 65 million infants missed out on basic vaccines in the last three years thanks to disruptions in routine healthcare, lockdowns and other circumstances. The effects are already being felt as once eradicated disease like measles and polio are once again emerging.

The Pan American Health Organization announced earlier this year the Americas are now facing another measles outbreak after having been declared free of the disease in 2016.

Dr. Jarvis Barbosa, Assistant director of PAHO said vaccination levels are now as low as they were in 1994 for measles and polio and Brazil has had several outbreaks of measles.

In the case of the United States an unvaccinated young adult developed the disease after contact with another individual vaccinated with a live version of the vaccine.

The breakout polio case in the US sent shockwaves across the country because of the severe nature of the disease. Polio is an extremely dangerous disease with no known cure. It causes paralysis in as many as 1 in 200 infected and that paralysis is permanent.

Normally very few school age children would be at risk in the Americas as the vaccine is required to start school but with the gap in vaccinations many more children are now at risk.

Polio was one of the most feared diseases of the 20th century, paralyzing and killing hundreds of thousands, especially children. Thankfully vaccinated individuals are not at risk and as such the WHO is advising that the best way to protect against polio is vaccination.

 

Photo Caption:  Child in Benin takes Polio vaccine, UNSDG

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Dunn’s River Offers Special Summer Package

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#Jamaica, August 5, 2022 – Persons looking for an adventurous activity to do this summer are being encouraged to take advantage of the ‘Summa Thrills’ promotion, being offered by the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls and Park.

The promotion, which ends September 15, includes paying one cost to climb the Falls, ‘Tek-A-Hike’ and Zip over the Falls via the Chukka Falls Flyer. In addition, persons will also have access to the beach, splash pad, and other amenities.

The cost for residents is $5,000 per person and US$75 per person for non-residents. A photo identification is required to access the resident rate.

“We have partnered with CHUKKA to create this five-star experience,” Marketing Manager, Urban Development Corporation (UDC), Kereen Cole-Ivey, told JIS News.

She further informed that ‘Tek-A-Hike’ is the newest product offering at Dunn’s River Falls and Park and that the promotion provides an opportunity to build awareness and renew interest in the falls and park.

‘Tek-a-Hike’ is a guided, one-hour-and-a-half hike that starts at the Tranquility Gardens and ends in the Dunn’s River Falls & Park Nursery. Here guests can purchase plants or adopt a tree as part of the park’s Reforestation and Conservation Programme.

The hike is approximately two miles and is an experience that the entire family can enjoy. Along the trail, guests will learn about the flora and fauna on the entire property, which is called the Belmont property, as well as the general history of Dunn’s River Falls and Park. They will also get a chance to visit the Belmont Great House ruins.

“Coming out of COVID-19, we thought that this (Summa Thrills) would have been a very great adventure for the family and for everyone to enjoy and have a good time,” said Mrs. Cole-Ivey, adding that the UDC has other plans in place for Dunn’s River.

Dunn’s River Falls and Park is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Persons are being encouraged to book ahead via the Dunn’s River website at www.dunnsriverfallsja.com, otherwise tickets can be purchased on location.

You may also visit @dunnsriver.jamaica and @udcjamaica on Instagram or call 876 618-6052 for additional information.

The Dunn’s River Falls and Park is managed and operated by St. Ann Development Corporation (SADCO), a subsidiary of the UDC.

 

Contact: Shanna K. Salmon

Release: JIS

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Carnival Cruise ordered to pay $10.2 million for passenger claiming rape by staff

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By Sherrica Thompson

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#USA, August 5, 2022 – A Miami-based Federal Court returned a more than $10.2 million verdict against Carnival Cruise Line in favour of a passenger who claims a former crew member raped her in a storage closet aboard the Carnival Miracle in 2018.

A jury issued the verdict recently in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida finding Carnival liable for damages to the plaintiff, for false imprisonment and sexual assault by a crew member, in December 2018.

The jury separately found that Carnival was not negligent and that the former crew member did not intentionally inflict emotional distress on Plaintiff.

According to a statement issued last week Tuesday, Carnival Cruise Line said the incident between the plaintiff and the former crew member was consensual and plans to appeal the court’s decision.

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