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Digicel Limited Closes US$335 Million Funding Round

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Digicel Limited, today announced it has completed a US$335 million corporate bond offering, the proceeds of which will be used to acquire a 35.8% stake in Digicel Holdings (Central America) Limited [DHCAL] and provide funding for general corporate purposes.

Digicel Limited will pay US$215 million for the stake in DHCAL, which currently owns mobile phone operations in Honduras and Panama which launched in November and December 2008 respectively. Both businesses have grown subscriber numbers ahead of business plan expectations.

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Captain Gayle Wants Improvement To Continue

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Gayle lifting the Wisden Trophy
West Indies captain Chris Gayle said after his team’s victory in the 1st Digicel Test in Jamaica more than a month ago that any talk of “turning the corner” would have to be left until the conclusion of the Digicel Test Series 2009.

There were more murmurs of corner-turning as the imposing skipper held aloft the Wisden Trophy at the Queen’s Park Oval following his team’s fighting draw on Tuesday. That result secured a 1-0 success, the first series victory for the Caribbean side since June, 2004.

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Jamaica Adds Dedicated Volunteer Initiative Page To Official Website

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Monday, 13 October 2014

The Jamaica Tourist Board has added a dedicated page to its website for visitors who desire to volunteer during their vacation trip to the island. Visitors can now easily plan volunteer experiences through this voluntourism initiative.  The combin...

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Africa’s Hidden Hunger

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Saturday, 14 March 2015

DAR ES SALAAM – Just over 20 years ago, South African photographer Kevin Carter shocked the world with a controversial photograph of a famished young Sudanese child being watched by a vulture during a famine. Critics slammed the shot as “disaster ...

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If Money Were No Object

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Let’s face it. The business will always need something else. Just like there will always be people who will ask for your help. Where we get caught is when we begin to believe that we can actually bring the

“need” to a close. “If I can just make ano...

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