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ICN SIno Dinner with Caribbean ministers

Premier & Minister of Finance & Tourism of The British Virgin Islands, Dr. Orlando Smith; Minister of Tourism, St. Martin, Jeanne Rogers-Vanderpool; Minister of Economic Affairs, Curacao, Stanley Palm met with Cao, Pengcheng, Vice Chairman, Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development on Tuesday June 3rd ahead of the Summit at a dinner organized by ICN’s Felicia J. Persaud and Li Li of the Sino American Friendship Association.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. June 4, 2014: A veritable list of ‘Who’s Who’ from around the globe and across the U.S. will gather at the prestigious Harvard Club in New York City today for the biggest investment summit on the Caribbean outside the region, Invest Caribbean Now, (ICN).

Among the top list of delegates will be Dr. Ma Lin, Deputy Secretary-General of the Beijing Municipal Government, who is leading a delegation from China to ICN 2014.

Top Caribbean dignitaries will also be in attendance at the event, including Premier & Minister of Finance & Tourism of The British Virgin Islands, Dr. Orlando Smith; Premier of the island of Nevis; Vance Amory; Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism for the Cayman Islands, Moses Kirkconnell; Minister of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications of Trinidad & Tobago, Senator Vasant Bharath; Minister of Tourism And International Transport, St. Kitts, Senator Ricky Skerritt; Minister of Tourism, St. Martin, Jeanne Rogers-Vanderpool; Minister of Economic Affairs, Curacao, Stanley Palm; Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization and Commissioner of Tourism, USVI Department of Tourism, Beverly Nicholson Doty; Grenada’s Ambassador to the United States Angus Friday; Ambassador of the Bahamas to the UN, Dr Elliston Rahming; Chairman of the CARICOM Consular Corps of NY and Deputy Consul General, Antigua & Barbuda, Omyma David; and Consul General of St. Lucia to New York, Julian DuBois.

Representing the Governor of the State of New York will be Claire McLeveighn, Vice President, Trade and Investment International Division, at the Empire State Development Corporation while investment and corporate representatives will come from a variety of sectors including finance, medical tourism and clean energy.

They include Janine Craane, managing director and global institutional consultant, Merrill Lynch; Qahir Dhanani, Private Sector Development Specialist, the World Bank Group; Diana Jensen, Senior Manager, Renewable Energy at the US’ Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Chairman of Sandals Resorts International; top executives from DHL Caribbean, HBO Latin America, One Caribbean Television, First Citizens TT and interCaribbean Airways; Mark Austin, Venture Partner, Bright Capital; Valence Williams, Aegis Capital; Woody Wilson founder of Woody Wilson Fine Clothing of Beverly Hills; Colin Childress, CEO/Founder, Global Med Choices, Turks & Caicos; Dr. Paul Angelchik, Founder and CEO, American World Clinic; Donna G. Miller, Founder, Life Guard International – FlyingICU/Fixed Wing Air Ambulance; Raul Slavin of  Aspenall Energies; Jacques-Philippe Piverger of MPowered and moderator Justin Locke of Sir Richard Branson’s, Carbon War Room; Patrick Goodness, CEO, The Goodness Company, Costa Rica; Larry Lee, President, China Daily USA; Anthony Phills, branding specialist of Disney’s Million Dollar Arm and of the Caribbean Commerce Magazine; Richard Nixon, NATCOM International and past Chargé d’ Affaires at Embassy of Grenada to China; Brian Lilly, Founder, One Caribbean Television as well as the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce and the Allied African Nations Chamber Of Commerce.

Top Caribbean Diaspora organizations from the U.S. and Canada will also be in attendance including Pauline Christian, President of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) Dr Leroy Clarke, President and Executive Chair of e-CAMP Mentoring; Dr Marlyn Morris and the entire team from the Caribbean Council on economic Development (CCFED); The West Indian American Day Carnival Association, The Caribbean Immigrant Services and the Society for the Advancement of the Diaspora.

“Advancing Wealth” is the theme of the fourth edition of the New York Summit, founded in 2011 by Hard Beat Communications CMO, Felicia J. Persaud.

For more log on to ICN’s summit page at This year’s Summit will be live tweeted at using #investingcarib. Additionally fans can follow the summit at Facebook or


Presenters for ICN 2014 include: Hard Beat CommunicationsThe Caribbean Tourism OrganizationOne Caribbean Television, The Woody Wilson Collection of Beverly Hills, The PR Newswirethe Caribbean Commerce MagazineBlingletsThe Caribbean Council for Economic Development, the World Tourism Cities Federation, China Daily, InvesTT, the Chinese Business Development Center, the Sino-American Friendship Association, Martinique Promotion Bureau- CMT USA,  CaribPR WireNews Americas Now, the Jamaica Observer, CaribSeek, WINN-FM and GCaribbean Magazine.

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