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            Wednesday, September 2, 2015, Vol. 16, No. 173


                            Headlines



B A H A M A S

INTERCORP PERU: S&P Affirms 'BB' CCR; Outlook Stable


B E R M U D A

BROADCASTER DEFONTES: To Cease Operations, Cuts 33 Jobs


B R A Z I L

BANCO INDUSVAL: Moody's Cuts LT Currency Deposit Ratings to B2
VOLKSWAGEN: Workers at Plant in Brazil End Strike


C A Y M A N  I S L A N D S

APM INVESTMENT: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
EG HEMEL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Oct. 26
FIREWALL FINANCE: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Sept. 8
HEATHLAND CAPITAL: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 3
JAMESTOWN INDEMNITY: Shareholder Receives Wind-Up Report

LB DELTA: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
LB DELTA (CAYMAN): Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
LUXURY CORPORATE: Members' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 22
RELIABLE INVESTMENT: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
TIMEPIECE CORPORATE: Members' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 22

TRISKELE CHINA: Shareholder Receives Wind-Up Report


C O L O M B I A

COLOMBIA TELECOMUNICACIONES: Fitch Affirms 'BB' IDRs


D O M I N I C A N   R E P U B L I C

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Erika Damages Banana Plantations


J A M A I C A

JAMAICA: Economy Grew 0.8% in April to June
NORANDA ALUMINUM: Makes Huge Alumina Shipment to China
UC RUSAL: Delays Dividend Decision


M E X I C O

EMPRESAS ICA: Moody's Changes Outlook to Neg. & Affirms B2 CFR


P U E R T O    R I C O

ALONSO & CARUS: Creditors' Panel Taps GlassRatner as Fin'l Advisor
ALONSO & CARUS: Panel Hires Vilarino & Associates as Counsel


T R I N I D A D  &  T O B A G O

CARIBBEAN AIRLINES: Workers Urged to Stay Home
CARONI (1975) LTD: PNM Gov't. Will Pay Former Workers, Rowley Says


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INTERCORP PERU: S&P Affirms 'BB' CCR; Outlook Stable
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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said that it affirmed its 'BB'
corporate credit rating on Intercorp Peru Ltd. (Intercorp).  At
the same time, S&P affirmed its 'BB' issue-level rating on
Intercorp's $250 million 144 A/Reg. S senior unsecured notes due
2025 and Peruvian Nuevo sol (PEN) 301.5 million (about $100
million) private placement due 2030.  S&P revised the outlook on
the corporate credit rating to stable from positive.

The revision of the outlook to stable from positive reflects:
Banco Internacional del Peru-Interbank's (Interbank;
BBB/Negative/--), which is Intercorp's largest dividends
contributor (about 70% of total dividends), continued negative
outlook; the performance of InRetail is still not at a level to
contribute to improving our asset quality assessment on Intercorp;
and potential adverse impact, given current global and regional
macro-economic slowdown and foreign exchange volatility.  That
notwithstanding, S&P considers that Intercorp's credit metrics
will likely stay comfortably above the levels that S&P views as
commensurate with its financial risk profile assessment of
"intermediate" in the next two years.

The stable outlook reflects S&P's expectation that the company
will maintain its credit metrics comfortably commensurate with its
"intermediate" financial risk profile, including its LTV well
below 30% and its total coverage ratio at around 2.0x, amid more
challenging macroeconomic conditions and heightened foreign
exchange volatility underpinned by its current capital and
financial flexibility coupled with the leading position of its
main assets in their respective markets.

S&P could lower the ratings if Intercorp's LTV ratio deteriorates
to 30%--which might be the result of higher debt due to, for
example, higher capital infusions in subsidiaries--or if the
company's total coverage ratios deteriorate to below 0.7x as a
result of lower dividend income or higher interest or dividend
payments.

An upgrade is less likely in the short term as S&P believes that
the current asset quality assessment constrains the rating.
However, S&P may revise the rating if the issuer successfully
consolidates its retail investments, leading to an improvement of
the portfolio's creditworthiness.


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BROADCASTER DEFONTES: To Cease Operations, Cuts 33 Jobs
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The Royal Gazette reports that island broadcaster DeFontes is to
go off the airwaves at the end of September.

Owner Kenneth DeFontes confirmed that the company will cease
operations next month after 34 years, according to The Royal
Gazette.

The report notes that a total of 19 people, five full time and 14
sub-contractors will lose their jobs.

The report notes that a spokesman for Mr. DeFontes said: "In a
letter given to all staff, Mr. DeFontes offered his heartfelt
thanks for all their hard work and loyalty throughout the past 34
years.

"He also said, however, that the broadcasting landscape over the
more recent years has created a major financial challenge and he
wished that it could be otherwise, but it cannot."

The report notes that Mr. DeFontes' VSB-11 TV channel went off the
air almost exactly a year ago.

The decision saw several staff losing their jobs and the loss of
NBC coverage as VSB was its Island affiliate station, the report
discloses.

The firm blamed continuing losses due to a fall in advertising
revenue and the need for massive investment in technology for the
closure of the TV arm, the report notes.

But the company's radio stations, which include Mix 106FM and
1450Gold continued to operate, the report says.

Mr. Defontes in 2014 agreed to sell the loss-making firm to
businessman Spencer Conway, who was installed as interim CEO, the
report recalls.

But Mr. DeFontes pulled out of the deal and reassumed control
after Mr. Conway failed to come up with the necessary cash, the
report adds.


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BANCO INDUSVAL: Moody's Cuts LT Currency Deposit Ratings to B2
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Moody's Investors Service downgraded the long-term global local
and foreign currency deposit ratings of Banco Indusval S.A. (BI&P)
to B2 from B1.  Moody's also downgraded the bank's baseline credit
assessment to b2 from b1 and its long and short-term Brazilian
national scale deposit ratings, to Ba2.br from Baa2.br and BR-4
from BR-3, respectively.  The short-term global ratings were
affirmed at Not Prime.  At the same time, Moody's changed the
outlook on all ratings to negative from stable.

These ratings assigned to Banco Indusval S.A. were downgraded:

  Long term global local currency deposit rating to B2, from B1;
   negative outlook
  Long term global foreign currency deposit rating to B2, from B1;
   negative outlook
  Long term national scale local currency deposit rating to
   Ba2.br, from Baa2.br
  Short term national scale local currency deposit rating to BR-4,
   from BR-3

These assessments were downgraded:

  Baseline credit assessment to b2, from b1
  Long-term counterparty risk (CR) assessment to B1(cr) from
   Ba3(cr)

These short-term ratings and CR assessment were affirmed:

  Short term global local currency deposit rating at Not Prime
  Short term global foreign currency deposit rating at Not Prime
  Short-term counterparty risk (CR) assessment at Not Prime(cr)

RATING RATIONALE

The downgrade of BI&P's deposit ratings to B2 reflects its
continued very weak earnings profile, uncertainties related to the
viability of its turnaround plan, and increasing borrower and
industry concentration.  The high concentration risk, particularly
related to the agriculture segment, despite a relatively granular
average ticket per corporate customer of around BRL 10 million,
exposes the franchise to material one-off risks, such as the non-
recurring event that recently occurred with Brazilian commodities
trader Ceagro Agricola Ltda (unrated).  In the first six months of
2015, BI&P reported a net loss of BRL141.4million, after a BRL5
million loss posted in full year 2014.  The bank has reported very
weak profitability since 2011, including repeated quarterly net
losses.  The loss in the second quarter was driven by an
extraordinary allowance for loan losses expenses of BRL 129.6
million to cover the bank's exposure to Ceagro, a business partner
of BI&P's since 2013 that unexpectedly defaulted in the quarter.
The provisions also covered agribusiness securities (cedula de
produtor agricola) provided by Ceagro's commodities suppliers.
Excluding the event related to Ceagro, management indicated that
provisioning expenses in the quarter would have been around BRL1.5
million.  Following this loss, the bank's reported total capital
ratio dropped to 12.4% in 2Q15, continuing a steady decline from
its peak of nearly 24% in March 2011.  However, shareholders have
since announced plans to inject BRL80 million of additional
capital in the coming weeks, which should be sufficient to restore
capital levels to an estimated 17%, an appropriate capitalization
according to management.

The rating acknowledges the commitment of shareholders to the
operation, proven by frequent capital injection since 2011,
totaling BRL373 million including the recently announced
injection.  According to the bank, the delinquency ratio jumps to
10.9% after adjusting for the exposures to Ceagro and associated
soy producers, from the 2Q15 reported figure of just 2%.  In
addition, while an important portion of the bank's time deposits
(time deposits with special guarantee from local FDIC -- DPGE)
will mature over the next two quarters, BI&P has an adequate cash
balance of BRL942 million that, as of June 2015, covered 29% of
total deposits.  Cash liquidity increased in the quarter
reflecting the reduction in loan origination.

After significantly deleveraging in the last 12 months after the
decision to shift its lending activities towards larger SME
clients in 2011, the bank now plans to focus on expanding its
brokerage activities instead of loan growth in order to return to
profitability.  However, the deteriorating economic environment
will challenge the bank's ability to increase recurring revenues,
which may not be enough to cover its operating costs despite
ongoing efforts to rein these in.  The sharp contraction of BP&I's
loan portfolio has also led to a rise in borrower concentrations,
with the 20 largest clients accounting for 25.5% of loans and
143.5% of equity as of June 2015.  The bank also exhibits
significant sectorial concentration, with agriculture and cattle
raising accounting for 34.3% of total loans.  Although this
segment has performed well over the past 4 years, Moody's notes
that the economic deceleration in China is likely to affect the
commodities sector in Brazil.

The B2 global local currency deposit rating derives from BI&P's
baseline credit assessment of b2, and does not benefit from
government support uplift because of the bank's modest market
share in local banking system deposits.  The global local currency
deposit rating of B2 has historically been associated with default
frequencies of 15.5% and 20% over three- and five-year investment
horizons, said Moody's.

OUTLOOK CHANGED TO NEGATIVE FROM STABLE

The negative outlook considers the weak prospects for BI&P's
earnings as the bank continues to contract its operations to
navigate the adverse economic environment.  Consequently, the bank
will remain dependent on shareholder support if it experiences
further unforeseen losses.  In addition, the bank's ongoing
deleveraging will expose it to further borrower and sector
concentration.  The bank's liquidity position could also be
affected by the weakening of the franchise.

WHAT COULD CHANGE THE RATING DOWN

Further downward pressure in the rating will arise if further
losses consume its capital position, a scenario that we consider
likely due to the challenging operating environment for reminder
of 2015 and 2016.  Material deterioration in liquidity metrics
would also pressure the bank's ratings.  Given the negative
outlook, the ratings are unlikely to face upward pressure in the
short-to-medium term.  However, the outlook could stabilize if the
bank is able to return to profitability on a sustainable basis.

LAST RATING ACTION

The last rating action on Banco Indusval was on 8 September 2014,
when Moody's downgraded the bank's baseline credit assessment to
b1, from ba3, as well as the long-term global local and foreign
currency deposit ratings to B1 from Ba3, and the long and short-
term Brazilian national scale deposit ratings to Baa2.br from
A2.br and to BR-3 from BR-2.  The short-term global scale deposit
ratings were unchanged at Not Prime.  The outlook for the ratings
was change to stable from negative.

Moody's National Scale Credit Ratings (NSRs) are intended as
relative measures of creditworthiness among debt issues and
issuers within a country, enabling market participants to better
differentiate relative risks.  NSRs differ from Moody's global
scale credit ratings in that they are not globally comparable with
the full universe of Moody's rated entities, but only with NSRs
for other rated debt issues and issuers within the same country.
NSRs are designated by a ".nn" country modifier signifying the
relevant country, as in ".za" for South Africa.

Banco Indusval S.A. is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil and had
consolidated assets of BRL4.5 billion (USD1.4 billion) and equity
of BRL538.2 million (USD173.3 million) as of June 30, 2015.


VOLKSWAGEN: Workers at Plant in Brazil End Strike
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EFE News reports that employees at the Volkswagen plant in the
Brazilian city of Taubate ended a 12-day strike and returned to
work after reaching an agreement with management, VW said.

"Company and union achieved a balanced accord that will make
possible the necessary adjustment of the unit's costs and
efficiency," Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda. said in a statement
obtained by the news agency.

The Taubate plant is one of four manufacturing facilities the
German automaker has in Brazil, according to EFE News.

The report notes that management agreed to rehire 43 workers whose
dismissal on Aug. 17 provoked the walkout, the Taubate
Metalworkers Union said on its Facebook page.

VW do Brasil, which wants to eliminate around 550 positions amid a
recession that is hammering Brazil's auto industry, said it will
rely on buyouts and early retirements to achieve the targeted
reduction in payroll, the report relates.

Brazil's National Federation of Car Dealers reports that vehicle
sales have fallen 17.87 percent this year, the report discloses.
The automakers association estimates that its members laid off
1,172 workers in June, bringing the number of employees in the
industry down to 135,700, the lowest since 2012, the report notes.

Last Aug. 24, the nearly 4,000 employees at General Motors'
largest manufacturing facility in Brazil announced the end of a
two week long strike after a court overturned the dismissal of 798
of their coworkers, the report relays.

Workers voted to end the strike after the Regional Labor Court in
Sao Paulo state declared the layoffs invalid, the union
representing workers at the Sao Jose dos Campos plant said, the
report says.

Under the court's decision, the workers who were laid off will be
placed on paid leave for the balance of the month retroactive to
Aug. 10, before starting a five month furlough at reduced pay on
Sept. 1, the report discloses.

The settlement also stipulates that GM management will use early
retirements and buyouts to reduce the payroll at Sao Jose dos
Campos, the report adds.



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APM INVESTMENT: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of A.P.M Investment Fund Limited received on
Aug. 31, 2015, the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Alta Management (Cayman) Limited
          Willow House, Floor 4
          Cricket Square Elgin Avenue
          George Town
          Grand Cayman
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 949 2648
          Facsimile: +1 (345) 949 8613


EG HEMEL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Oct. 26
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The creditors of EG Hemel Funding Company Limited are required to
file their proofs of debt by Oct. 26, 2015, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Christopher Kennedy
          c/o Barry Lynch
          P.O. Box 897, Windward 1
          Regatta Office Park
          Grand Cayman KY1-1103
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: (345) 949 7576
          Facsimile: (345) 949 8295


FIREWALL FINANCE: Shareholders' Final Meeting Set for Sept. 8
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The shareholders of Firewall Finance Holdings Limited will hold
their final meeting on Sept. 8, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., to receive
the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Westport Services Ltd.
          c/o Gillian Allan
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands


HEATHLAND CAPITAL: Shareholder to Hear Wind-Up Report on Sept. 3
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The shareholder of Heathland Capital Partners, Ltd. will hear on
Sept. 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., the liquidator's report on the
company's wind-up proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Heathland Asset Management, LLC
          c/o Jacqueline Haynes
          Telephone: +1 (345) 949 9876
          Facsimile: +1 (345) 949 9877


JAMESTOWN INDEMNITY: Shareholder Receives Wind-Up Report
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The shareholder of Jamestown Indemnity, Ltd. received on Aug. 24,
2015, the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings
and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Susan Ball
          c/o Global Captive Management Ltd.
          Building 3, 2nd Floor, Governors Square
          23 Lime Tree bay Avenue
          P.O. Box 1363 Grand Cayman KY1-1108
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 949 7966
          Facsimile: +1 345 949 8068


LB DELTA: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of L.B. Delta Funding Limited received on
Aug. 25, 2015, the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Krys Global VL Services Limited
          Governor's Square, Building 6, 2nd Floor
          23 Lime Tree Bay Avenue
          P.O. Box 21237 Grand Cayman KY1-1205
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 947 4700
          Facsimile: +1 (345) 946 5728


LB DELTA (CAYMAN): Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of L.B. Delta (Cayman) No. 1 Limited received on
Aug. 25, 2015, the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Krys Global VL Services Limited
          Governor's Square, Building 6, 2nd Floor
          23 Lime Tree Bay Avenue
          P.O. Box 21237 Grand Cayman KY1-1205
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 947 4700
          Facsimile: +1 (345) 946 5728


LUXURY CORPORATE: Members' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 22
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The members of Luxury Corporate Holdings II Ltd. will hold their
final meeting on Oct. 22, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., to receive the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Mufeed Rajab
          c/o Dominique Massias
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920


RELIABLE INVESTMENT: Shareholders Receive Wind-Up Report
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The shareholders of Reliable Investment Fund Limited received on
Aug. 31, 2015, the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up
proceedings and property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Modern Management Limtied
          Willow House, Floor 4
          Cricket Square Elgin Avenue
          George Town
          Grand Cayman
          Telephone: +1 (345) 949 2648
          Facsimile: +1 (345) 949 8613


TIMEPIECE CORPORATE: Members' Final Meeting Set for Oct. 22
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The members of Timepiece Corporate Holdings Ltd. will hold their
final meeting on Oct. 22, 2015, at 1:15 p.m., to receive the
liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Mufeed Rajab
          c/o Dominique Massias
          P.O. Box 1111 Grand Cayman KY1-1102
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: (345) 949 5122
          Facsimile: (345) 949 7920


TRISKELE CHINA: Shareholder Receives Wind-Up Report
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The shareholder of Triskele China Fund received on Aug. 31, 2015,
the liquidator's report on the company's wind-up proceedings and
property disposal.

The company's liquidator is:

          Otto Chun Shing Chan
          Ventris Place
          Flat 6, 25th Floor, Block C
          Happy Valley
          Hong Kong
          Telephone: 852-90950672
          Facsimile: 852-21171160


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COLOMBIA TELECOMUNICACIONES: Fitch Affirms 'BB' IDRs
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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Colombia Telecomunicaciones S.A.
E.S.P.'s (Coltel) foreign and local currency Issuer Default
Ratings (IDRs) at 'BB'. Fitch has also affirmed the company's
USD750 million senior notes due 2022 and USD500 million
subordinated perpetual bond at 'BB' and 'B+', respectively. The
Rating Outlook on the IDRs is Stable.]

KEY RATING DRIVERS

Coltel's ratings reflect its fully integrated operation with
nation-wide network coverage and diversified service offerings,
and its established business position as the second-largest mobile
and third-largest fixed-line operator in Colombia. They also
reflect the company's recently improved capital structure and
liquidity profile through the issuance of the perpetual
subordinated notes during March 2015. The implied support from the
parent, Telefonica SA (rated 'BBB+' by Fitch), which owns 67.5% of
the company, is also incorporated in the ratings given its
strategic/operational importance to the parent's Latin American
operation. The ratings are tempered by the intense competitive
landscape which pressures the company's profitability and the
burden on cash flow generation due to the annual amortization of
Parapat-related liability and high capex for network improvement.

ARPU Contraction:

Coltel's ARPU continued its downward trend despite efforts to
improve revenue contributions from mobile data, broadband and Pay
TV segments in order to help mitigate the slowdown in the
traditional voice revenue contribution. Fierce price-based
competition has led to continued ARPU erosion for broadband and
mobile services of 12.9% and 4.8% by the end of June 2015 yoy,
respectively, while interconnection rates have also contracted
during this period. The company's revenue, as a result, contracted
by 0.7% during the first quarter 2015. Positively, the company's
Pay TV ARPU grew by 8%. Although the revenue contribution from the
segment has yet to be significant, the company expects to increase
the Pay TV revenue contribution to 10% of total revenues in coming
years from the current 5%.

Despite the modest revenue contraction, Coltel managed to show
meaningful EBITDA improvement yoy, mainly due to the significantly
lower handset subsidy and sales commissions from the regulatory
abolition of the permanence clause that mandated time-bound
contracts for subscribers, lower interconnection costs and the
company's cost-saving efforts. As a result, Coltel's EBITDA grew
by 8.5% during the period.

High Capex; Negative FCF

Coltel's negative free cash flow (FCF) is expected to continue at
least for the short term due to capex. The company has embarked on
a sizable capex program for its mobile/fixed network upgrades,
including 4G and broadband services. Coltel expects to invest
approximately COP3.7 billion during 2015-2018, with about 30% of
this budget expected to be used during the first year. As capex
gradually declines from 2016 on, Fitch forecasts the company's FCF
to turn positive over the medium term. Given the significant capex
plan, shareholder distributions are not likely during 2015-2018.

Competition Pressures Margins

Coltel's profitability is likely to decline in 2015 from the 2014
IFRS adjusted level of 38.9% due to the ongoing ARPU erosion. The
competitive landscape remains intense amid the trend of convergent
service offerings, with the recent merger of Tigo Colombia and UNE
EPM Telecomunicaciones S.A. The company was able to reduce
operational costs by 5%, driving the EBITDAR margin to 41.4% by
the end of June 2015. Fitch expects that additional cost savings
will not be sufficient to contain further margin erosion. As a
result, Coltel's EBITDAR margin is projected to gradually fall
from 38.9% in 2014 to 37.7% by December 2015 and then continue to
contract to approximately 35% in the following years.

Improved Financial Profile

Coltel's financial profile has improved since the issuance of the
USD500 million perpetual notes in March 2015, to which Fitch has
assigned a 50% equity credit. The company has used the notes
proceeds to refinance its short-term debt to improve the liquidity
profile by extending the average life of its financial obligations
from 4.4 years in 2014 to 6.2 years as of March 2015. Following
the refinancing, Coltel's total financial debt, excluding Parapat-
related liability, was reduced to COP3.9 trillion as of June 2015
from COP4.1 trillion at end-2014 (without including valuation of
hedge derivative). Reflecting Fitch's adjustment for the company's
network lease expenses, adjusted net debt-to-EBITDAR excluding
Parapat liability was 2.8x, a modest improvement from 2.9x as of
end-2014. Coltel hedges all of its foreign-currency denominated
debt in the local currency. Reflecting the net valuation of its
hedge derivatives, its net leverage was 2.6x during the same
period.

Fitch considers Coltel's Parapat liability as a softer debt in its
leverage calculation reflecting some flexibility with the payment
obligation as evidenced by the restructuring of the terms and the
reduced liability amount in 2012. Nevertheless, the annual
amortization of the liability adds pressures to the company's cash
flow generation. Reflecting the Parapat liability, the book value
of which was COP3.9 trillion as of June 2015, the company's
adjusted net leverage ratio was 4.7x. Fitch projects this ratio to
gradually improve to below 4.5x over the medium term backed by
positive FCF generation from 2016 onwards.

Manageable Liquidity

Coltel's cash flow has and will continue to be pressured by
Parapat debt amortizations, which in 2015 will amount to COP59
billion, making its total short-term obligations approximately
COP260 billion, above its cash balance of COP243 billion as of
June 2015. Positively, Fitch expects Coltel's cash flow from
operations (CFFO) to remain stable at COP1.2 billion on average
during 2015 - 2018, which should help the company manage its
short-term debt service. As of June 2015, the cash-to-short-term
debt ratio was 0.9x. The company also maintains available credit
facilities of approximately COP2 billion with local and
international banks, which further bolsters its liquidity
position.

KEY ASSUMPTIONS

-- Annual average revenue growth of 4% from 2015-2018;
-- EBITDAR margins declining to around 38% in 2015, and toward 35
    % over the medium- to long-term due to competitive pressures
    and ARPU erosion;
-- Capex to be funded primarily from internally generated funds.
    Fitch expects capex to represent 18% of revenues on average
    during 2015-2018.

RATING SENSITIVITIES

Considerations that could lead to a negative rating action (rating
or Outlook):

-- In the case of persistent negative FCF generation and
    continued profitability deterioration due to competitive
    pressures and higher-than-expected capex resulting in the
    company's net leverage, excluding Parapat liability, to
    increase to above 3x on a sustained basis. Also, adjusted net
    leverage, including the Parapat liability, increasing to above
    4.5x - 5x would pressure the ratings, as would failure to
    improve its liquidity.

Considerations that could lead to a positive rating action (rating
or Outlook):

Positive rating action is unlikely in the short- to medium-term
given the high leverage. Factors that could lead to a positive
rating action include consistent positive FCF generation which
results in a material net leverage reduction and sound liquidity
position on a sustained basis.

LIQUIDITY

Coltel's CFFO is expected to average COP1.2 billion on average
during 2015 - 2018, which should help manage its short-term debt
service. Parapat debt amortizations will amount to COP59 billion
in 2015. The company maintains available credit facilities of
approximately COP2 billion with local and international banks,
which further bolsters its liquidity condition. As of June 2015,
the cash-to-short-term debt was 0.9x.

FULL LIST OF RATING ACTIONS

Fitch has affirmed the following ratings:

Colombia Telecomunicaciones S.A. ESP

-- Foreign currency IDR at 'BB'; Stable Outlook
-- Local currency IDR at 'BB'; Stable Outlook;
-- USD750 million senior notes due 2022 at 'BB';
-- USD500 million subordinated perpetual bond at 'B+'.


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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Erika Damages Banana Plantations
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Dominican Today reports that strong winds caused by tropical storm
Erika damaged most of the banana plantation in La Cruz de
Manzanillo, with losses estimated to surpass RD$50 million.

La Cruz de Manzanillo farm project administrator, engineer Ramon
Emilio Fondeur, said that specialists and Agricultural Insurance
personnel were assessing the damage in order to report it to the
Ministry of Agriculture, according to Dominican Today.

The report notes that Mr. Fondeur is confident of rain in the
northwestern border region, saying that the drought had already
caused large-scale losses in agricultural production.

La Cruz de Manzanillo in the province of Montecristi has 16,000
tareas of organic bananas for export, and employs 1,500 people,
the report relays.

The project exports RD$160 million per year, and aims to increase
this to 700 million in 2016, and plans to increase its staff to
3,000, the report discloses.

The banana sector in the Dominican Republic is worth around US$300
million annually, exporting to European countries like Italy,
Spain, Germany, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom,
with a view to expanding to the Japanese market through a trade
agreement with the Japanese government, the report adds.


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JAMAICA: Economy Grew 0.8% in April to June
-------------------------------------------
Jamaica Observer reports that the Jamaican economy grew by an
estimated 0.8 per cent in the April to June 2015 quarter compared
with the corresponding quarter of 2014, the Planning Institute of
Jamaica (PIOJ) has reported.

Director General of the PIOJ Colin Bullock said the growth in
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was as a result of "the positive
impact of continued strengthening of the global economy on some of
the major industries, notably hotels and restaurants; transport,
storage and communication; and mining and quarrying," according to
Jamaica Observer.

Mr. Bullock was providing details of the country's economic
performance for the second quarter of the year at his Oxford Road
offices in Kingston.

Mr. Bullock also attributed the growth to improvement in domestic
demand resulting from the strengthening of both business and
consumer confidence levels; highway construction (phases one and
three of the north-south link of Highway 2000); hotel construction
and expansion works; and building of new office space to
facilitate expansion of business process outsourcing activities,
the report notes.

The growth in real GDP reflects an increase of 0.7 per cent in
both the goods-producing and services industries, over last year,
the report adds.

                         *     *     *

As reported in Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on July 29,
2015, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'B' issue
rating on Jamaica's up to US$2 billion in bonds issued in two
tranches.  The first tranche is for up to US$1,350 million due in
2028.  The second tranche is for up to US$650 million due in 2045.
The government will use the proceeds to purchase debt that Jamaica
owes to Venezuela as well as to finance the government's 2015/2016
budget.


NORANDA ALUMINUM: Makes Huge Alumina Shipment to China
------------------------------------------------------
RJR News reports that Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation, which
has operations in Jamaica, disclosed that it has completed a
31,000 metric tonne shipment from its alumina refinery in
Gramercy, Louisiana to an aluminum smelter in China.

Noranda's alumina refinery is situated along the Mississippi
River, 45 miles up-river from New Orleans, Louisiana, according to
RJR News.

Ocean going freighters supply the refinery with bauxite from
Noranda's bauxite mining operation in Jamaica, the report notes.

                          *     *     *

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
Aug. 19, 2015, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said it revised
its rating outlook on Franklin, Tenn.-based Noranda Aluminum
Holding Corp. to negative from stable.  At the same time, S&P
affirmed the 'B-' corporate credit rating on Noranda.


UC RUSAL: Delays Dividend Decision
----------------------------------
RJR News reports that UC Rusal, the Russian aluminium conglomerate
which has a major stake in Jamaica's bauxite-alumina sector, has
decided to delay a decision on its possible first dividend since
listing five years ago.

This development comes despite the company's second-quarter core
profit more than doubling, thanks to cost cuts and a weaker
rouble, according to RJR News.

The rouble's decline supports the world's top aluminum producer by
partially offsetting weak aluminum prices, which are already at
six-year lows and, according to Rusal, will remain under pressure
due to a glut of exports from China, the report notes.

                           *     *     *

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
June 24, 2015, RJR News said Jamaica Mining Minister Phillip
Paulwell, who returned to Jamaica from his trip to Russia, has
declared that all is well with the arrangements that have been
made for full restoration of operations at the Alumina Partners of
Jamaica (Alpart) bauxite/alumina plant at Nain in St. Elizabeth.

After being closed for six years, work resumed at the plant
earlier this year, but only in respect of mining of the ore for
shipment to Russia, in the first instance, according to RJR News.
The phased resumption plan should see the resumption of alumina
refining towards the end of 2016, the report said.

TCRLA, citing RJR News, reported on April 30, 2015, that UC Rusal
has re-ignited its war of words with the London Metal Exchange,
saying it has allowed financial speculators to distort prices.
Vladislav Soloviev, Chief Executive Officer of the heavily
indebted Russian group, said the price of aluminum traded on the
LME has been depressed by as much as 30 per cent by the actions of
money-market players, according to RJR News.

UC Rusal has been involved in a bitter legal wrangle with the LME
over plans to reform the exchange's warehousing system and
introduce rules to tackle long queues that built up in the
aftermath of the global financial crisis, the report said.


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EMPRESAS ICA: Moody's Changes Outlook to Neg. & Affirms B2 CFR
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Moody's Investors Service has changed Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V.
(ICA)'s outlook to negative from stable and affirmed the company's
B2 corporate family and senior unsecured debt ratings.

Approximately USD 1.35 billion in rated debt instruments affected.

RATINGS RATIONALE

The outlook change was prompted by ICA's weaker than expected
operating performance and more challenging market conditions in
the Mexican construction industry.  Moreover, further budget cuts
to the National Plan for Infrastructure estimated for 2016 will
affect ICA's ability to incorporate new contracts in its
construction backlog.  The negative outlook also takes into
account Moody's belief that upcoming construction projects, when
announced, will take some time to materialize in terms of cash
inflows to ICA given the lengthy drafting and bidding process
usually related to large infrastructure projects.

However, Moody's believes ICA is well positioned to be awarded new
projects, given the local content requirements coupled with its
expertise in the execution and long term relationships with
government-related entities.  For example, in the context of the
National Infrastructure Plan 2014-2018, Moody's expects to see an
increasing number of consortiums formed with local players and,
since around 50% of the investments over the next few years will
target the energy sector, the joint venture between ICA and Fluor
would be very well positioned to capture a significant portion of
it.  Moody's also anticipates that these positive prospects will
attract foreign construction players, increasing competition.
Somewhat offsetting this competitive risk is ICA's aforementioned
favorable operating track record as well as its solid long-term
business relationship with major government-related entities such
as Pemex (A3 stable) and CFE (Baa1 stable).  This advantage is
particularly relevant when partnering with selected international
and local companies to bid for large construction or concession
projects.

ICA's ratings are based on the company's weak credit metrics
related to debt leverage and interest coverage as well as
historically weak liquidity.  The ratings also factor ICA's high
dependence on short term bank debt renewals as well as asset sales
to fund operations and committed equity injections to its
portfolio of concessions.  Supporting ICA's ratings are its
leading position in the construction industry in Mexico, its long-
term track record of participating in the largest construction and
infrastructure projects in the country, and the company's
diversified and solid portfolio of concessions in the road,
airport, water treatment and ports, among others, most of which
have solid margins and favorable earnings prospects.

Another constraining factor is ICA's high exposure to the
depreciation of the Mexican peso against the US dollar.  As much
as 47% of its consolidated financial debt was denominated in US
dollars as of June 2015.  However, partially offsetting this risk
are ICA's US dollar denominated revenues (approximately 18% of
total) and the fact that ICA contracts derivatives so that the
financing of projects are in the same currency as the source of
payments.  In addition, ICA contracts derivatives to reduce
exchange and interest rate risk.  Accordingly, interest payment
coupons during the call protection period of the rated debt are
partially hedged.

ICA's liquidity risk is high, tempered by a high reliance on short
term debt to fund working capital needs mainly related with
construction business.  However, the company has been recently
improving its credit profile by extending debt maturities.  In the
2Q14, ICA placed USD 700 million in senior notes due 2024 and the
proceeds were used to prepay USD 200 million in notes due 2017 and
to refinance short-term debt at the construction segment.  As of
June 30, 2015, ICA had about MXN 7.2 billion in cash and cash
equivalents, which was slightly below the MXN 7.8 million in
adjusted debt maturing in the next 12 months.  Also, ICA has about
MXN 2.5 billion in capex planned for 2016, mainly related to
committed equity contributions to concessions, which must be
funded before the end of 2015.

ICA's ratings could be downgraded if the company's liquidity
position worsens with limited prospects for a short-term
improvement, if we believe that revenue or margins during the next
12 to 18 months will be weaker than expected, if debt leverage
increases further, or if it becomes difficult for the company to
renew its revolver credit lines, which today fund its working
capital needs.

An outlook stabilization would require improvements in operating
performance, as well as the resumption of a gradual deleveraging
trend.  Over time, if the company's maturing concession portfolio
either increase dividends to ICA or is monetized via asset sales,
with the proceeds used for significant debt reduction, a positive
credit momentum could develop.  In this regard, the ratings could
be positively affected if the company manages to maintain its
consolidated Moody's-adjusted leverage below 6.5 times and
reported leverage at construction business below 4.0 times on a
sustained basis, while maintaining positive revenue growth.

The principal methodology used in this rating was Global
Construction Methodology published in November 2014.

Headquartered in Mexico City, Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. ("ICA")
is the largest infrastructure and construction company in Mexico.
In the last twelve months (LTM) ended in June 2014, ICA's revenue
and Moody's-adjusted EBITDA margin were about USD 2.6 billion and
21.3% respectively.  ICA is also the main sponsor in 17
concessions, from toll roads to water treatment plants, among
others.


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ALONSO & CARUS: Creditors' Panel Taps GlassRatner as Fin'l Advisor
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The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Alonso & Carus
Iron Works, Inc. seeks authorization from the U.S. Bankruptcy
Court for the District of Puerto Rico to retain GlassRatner
Advisory & Capital Group, LLC as financial advisors to the
Committee, effective July 15, 2015.

The Committee requires GlassRatner to:

   (a) analyze the Debtor's current and historical business
       operations, financial results and pre-and post-petition
       financing arrangements, if any, and corresponding budgets;

   (b) analyze the Debtor's operations prior to and after the
       Petition Date, as the Committee deems necessary;

   (c) analyze the Debtor's liquidity and operations at certain
       points in time;

   (d) evaluate customer contracts for appropriateness;

   (e) investigate and analyze the potential for additional
       sources of recovery to the Debtor's estate;

   (f) review the financial aspects of the Disclosure Statement
       and Plan of Reorganization, including the financial
       projections and liquidation analysis;

   (g) negotiate on behalf of the Committee with relevant parties;

   (h) advise the Committee and Counsel on various financial and
       business matters associated with the Debtor;

   (i) investigate any potential causes of action or fraudulent
       transfers;

   (j) attend hearings before the Court and meetings with third
       parties as customary and appropriate and confer with
       representatives of the Committee, the Debtor, its counsel
       and financial advisor; and

   (k) provide written and oral reports to the Committee and
       counsel as necessary and appropriate.

GlassRatner will be paid at these hourly rates:

       James Fox                 $310
       Marc Levee                $270
       David Neyhart             $170
       Associates & Assistants   $95-$170

GlassRatner will also be reimbursed for reasonable out-of-pocket
expenses incurred.

James Fox, principal of GlassRatner, assured the Court that the
firm is a "disinterested person" as the term is defined in Section
101(14) of the Bankruptcy Code and does not represent any interest
adverse to the Debtors and their estates.

GlassRatner can be reached at:

     James W Fox
     GLASSRATNER ADVISORY & CAPITAL GROUP LLC
     60 E 42nd St Ste 1062
     New York, NY 10165-1099
     Tel: (212) 223-2430 Extn. 11
     Fax: (212) 223-4654
     E-mail: jfox@glassratner.com

                        About Alonso & Carus

Alonso & Carus Iron Works, Inc., sought Chapter 11 protection
(Bankr. D.P.R. Case No. 15-02250) in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, on
March 27, 2015.  The case is assigned to Judge Enrique S. Lamoutte
Inclan.

The Catano, Puerto Rico-based debtor has filed schedules of assets
and liabilities, disclosing $23,028,113 in total assets and
$14,919,146 in total debts.

The Debtor on the Petition Date filed applications to employ
Charles A Curpill, PSC Law office, as counsel; and CPA Luis R.
Carrasquillo & Co, PSC as financial consultant.


ALONSO & CARUS: Panel Hires Vilarino & Associates as Counsel
------------------------------------------------------------
The Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Alonso & Carus
Iron Works, Inc. seeks authorization from the U.S. Bankruptcy
Court for the District of Puerto Rico to retain Vilarino &
Associates LLC as counsel to the Committee, effective July 24,
2015.

The Committee requires Vilarino & Associates to:

   (a) advise the Committee with respect to its rights, duties,
       and powers in this Chapter 11 Case;

   (b) assist and advise the Committee in its consultations with
       the Debtor relative to the administration of this Chapter
       11 Case;

   (c) assist the Committee in analyzing the claims of the
       Debtor's creditors and the Debtor's capital structure and
       in negotiating with holders of claims and equity interests;

   (d) assist the Committee in its investigation of the acts,
       conduct, assets, liabilities, and financial condition of
       the Debtor and of the operation of the Debtor's business;

   (e) assist the Committee in its investigation of the liens and
       claims of the holders of the Debtor's pre-petition debt and

       the prosecution of any claims or causes of action revealed
       by such investigation;

   (f) assist the Committee in its analysis of, and negotiations
       with, the Debtor or any third party concerning matters
       related to, among other things, the assumption or rejection

       of certain leases of nonresidential real property and
       executory contracts, asset dispositions, sale of assets,
       financing of other transactions and the terms of one or
       more plans of reorganization for the Debtor and
       accompanying disclosure statements and related plan
       documents;

   (g) assist and advise the Committee as to its communications to

       unsecured creditors regarding significant matters in this
       Chapter 11 Case;

   (h) represent the Committee at hearings and other proceedings;

   (i) review and analyze applications, orders, statements of
       operations, and schedules filed with the Court and advise
       the Committee as to their propriety;

   (j) assist the Committee in preparing pleadings and
       applications as may be necessary in furtherance of the
       Committee's interests and objectives;

   (k) prepare, on behalf of the Committee, any pleadings,
       including without limitation, motions, memoranda,
       complaints, adversary complaints, objections, or comments
       in connection with any of the foregoing; and

   (l) perform such other legal services as may be required or are

       otherwise deemed to be in the interest of the Committee in
       accordance with the Committee's powers and duties as set
       forth in the Bankruptcy Code, Bankruptcy Rules, or other
       applicable law.

Vilarino & Associates will be paid at these hourly rates:

       Partners               $225
       Associates             $175
       Paralegals             $75

Vilarino & Associates will also be reimbursed for reasonable
out-of-pocket expenses incurred.

Javier Vilarino, partner of Vilarino & Associates, assured the
Court that the firm is a "disinterested person" as the term is
defined in Section 101(14) of the Bankruptcy Code and does not
represent any interest adverse to the Debtors and their estates.

Vilarino & Associates can be reached at:

       Javier Vilarino, Esq.
       VILARINO & ASSOCIATES LLC
       P.O. Box 9022515
       San Juan, PR 00902-2515
       Tel: (787) 565-9894
       E-mail: jvilarino@vilarinolaw.com

                        About Alonso & Carus

Alonso & Carus Iron Works, Inc., sought Chapter 11 protection
(Bankr. D.P.R. Case No. 15-02250) in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, on
March 27, 2015.  The case is assigned to Judge Enrique S. Lamoutte
Inclan.

The Catano, Puerto Rico-based debtor has filed schedules of assets
and liabilities, disclosing $23,028,113 in total assets and
$14,919,146 in total debts.

The Debtor on the Petition Date filed applications to employ
Charles A Curpill, PSC Law office, as counsel; and CPA Luis R.
Carrasquillo & Co, PSC as financial consultant.


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T R I N I D A D  &  T O B A G O
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CARIBBEAN AIRLINES: Workers Urged to Stay Home
----------------------------------------------
Vernon Khelawan at Trinidad and Tobago Newsday reports that a call
has been issued for workers at the State-owned carrier, Caribbean
Airlines Limited (CAL) to remain at home Sept. 1 to protest
inequitable treatment. The call came in an unsigned e-mail memo,
which was circulated all over Piarco calling on workers to remain
at home for a day of rest and relaxation.

It also called for a second day of rest and relaxation on
September 8, the day after the general election, according to
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

According to the memo, the action stems from the recent agreement
signed between the company and its pilots in which they were to
receive a 23 percent increase, while the memo claims that the word
is that other workers at the airline are scheduled to receive
three to five percent increases, the report notes.

The writer of the memo indicates that staff, other than the
pilots, received a ten percent increase in 2010 to cover the
period 2010-2012 and "this still seems to be very inequitable,"
the report relates.  The memo read further, "2013 and 2014 seems
to have been erased from the calendars as regards to staff other
than pilots and we will not receive bonus payments," the report
discloses.

The memo also contains a call for workers to unite and has alluded
to the formation of a new union and a plea for CAL workers to
join, the report notes.

The union, named the National Aviation Workers Union (NAWU), is
being touted as the body that best "fulfils the primary criteria"
in representing CAL workers as being part of an essential service,
the report says.

It also states "many of your co-workers, both ground staff and
inflight crews, have already filled out membership (application)
forms and joined NAWU," the report adds.

                    About Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Airlines Limited -- http://www.caribbean-airlines.com/
-- provides passenger airline services in the Caribbean, South
America, and North America.  The company also offers freighter
services for perishables, fish and seafood, live animals, human
remains, and dangerous goods.  In addition, it operates a duty
free store in Trinidad.  Caribbean Airlines Limited was founded in
2006 and is based in Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
March 19, 2015, RJR News said that Caribbean Airlines Limited is
still facing an acute shortage of pilots.  Trinidad's Newsday
newspaper said the airline is still reeling from the loss of close
to a dozen pilots from its Jamaican operations last year, forcing
it to send Trinidadian pilots to operate some of the Jamaican
routes to US destinations, according to RJR News.

The TCRLA reported on Sept. 24, 2014, that Trinidad Express said
Caribbean Airlines Limited will get a total of TT$1.8 billion
support from the Government during the period 2013 and 2015.
Finance Minister Larry Howai stated that the Caribbean
Airlines management had informed him that the company expects to
break-even in three years time.  Mr. Howai, however, said that
government would have to provide funds for CAL in 2015, 2016 and
2017.

On July 11, 2014, the TCRLA citing Trinidad and Tobago Newsday,
said that Caribbean Airlines is facing a loss.  Minister Howai was
hopeful the loss could be narrowed down to less than TT$100
million.

Caribbean Airlines Limited recorded losses estimated at US$70
million in 2012.  In 2011, CAL had recorded losses of US43.7
million, the TCRLA reported on May 20, 2013.


CARONI (1975) LTD: PNM Gov't. Will Pay Former Workers, Rowley Says
------------------------------------------------------------------
Trinidad Express reports that a Peoples National Movement (PNM)
Government would pay outstanding money owed to former Caroni
(1975) Limited workers.

That was the promise made by PNM political leader, Dr. Keith
Rowley, as he addressed supporters at a public meeting in Couva,
according to Trinidad Express.

The report notes that Mr. Rowley accused Prime Minister Kamla
Persad-Bissessar of making false promises to the ex-sugar worker
that they would be paid TT$75,000 each.

The report relays that Mr. Rowley said, "As election is called the
Kamla Persad-Bissessar Government discovered from 12 years ago
that cane farmers were owed money.  They didn't pay them in 2010,
2011, 2012, 2015 and even in 2015.  They promise to pay $75,000,
but give them one third now and get two thirds after the election.
I want to say to cane farmers we of the PNM have no record of
turning our backs on a Government commitment made by the
Government of Trinidad and Tobago and since this Government has
done that, we will pay you the money."

The report discloses that Mr. Rowley said the Peoples Partnership
was attempting to discredit the PNM using race.  But he reminded
citizens that it was the PNM Government that created Caroni (1975)
Limited and supported the sugar industry 100 per cent, the report
notes.

Mr. Rowley said he championed for the sugar industry as Minister
of Agriculture and lobbied for a 100 per cent increase in wages.

"In Trinidad and Tobago it was too easy, too deceitful, too much
of a lie to pass up that the PNM has some problem, some hatred for
East Indian sugar workers," the report quoted Mr. Rowley as
saying.

The report relays that Mr. Rowley said the Peoples Partnership was
using race in the 2015 general elections and believe they were
destined to win certain seats.

"Because of that control on ethnicity and religion in this country
they could put up candidates like Padarath in Princes Town, and
would not bother bother to campaign because they have your vote in
the bag already," Mr. Rowley said, the report notes.

The report discloses that Mr. Rowley reminded citizens that in the
past when people were not pleased with the PNM's performance, they
were voted out of office.  "We know we cannot take your vote for
granted, we have to earn it.  They take you for granted. They know
your vote is theirs.  People of Central Trinidad, I take this job
as Prime Minister to be the Prime Minister of all people of
Trinidad and Tobago regardless of race, color, creed class or
social standing and if there are others who tell you otherwise, I
am not the liar," Mr. Rowley added.

Mr. Rowley said he had led State agencies and was never accused of
being a racist.  "But there are people telling you I look like a
racist.  How does a racist look? Even if I didn't have a mirror I
would see who I am.  For this to be part of a conversation in 2015
is ridiculous," Mr. Rowley added.

And Mr. Rowley made another promise to the PNM candidates
contesting Central seats in the September 7 general election, the
report notes.  Mr. Rowley said the PNM would not turn its back on
the candidates should they lose the seat, as they faced the most
difficult task, the report discloses.

"We told you in the by-election in Chaguanas that the PNM has been
making a fundamental mistake in support in Central Trinidad.  That
is, when those of you come forward as you have come and you stand
up and carry our standard in Central Trinidad, most difficult of
all are you the people in Central.  And when that is over and you
don't win the seat on election day the PNM turms its back on you
as though you are a loser.  That is going to change," Mr. Rowley
added.

PNM candidates for Couva North, Richard Ragoonanan; Couva South,
Alif Mohammed and Caroni East Sarah Alisa Budhu also addressed
supporters, pledging their commitment to uplift Central Trinidad,
the report adds.


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Monday's edition of the TCR-LA delivers a list of indicative
prices for bond issues that reportedly trade well below par.
Prices are obtained by TCR-LA editors from a variety of outside
sources during the prior week we think are reliable.   Those
sources may not, however, be complete or accurate.  The Monday
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Prices reported are not intended to reflect actual trades.  Prices
for actual trades are probably different.  Our objective is to
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Nothing in the TCR-LA constitutes an offer or solicitation to buy
or sell any security of any kind.  It is likely that some entity
affiliated with a TCR-LA editor holds some position in the
issuers' public debt and equity securities about which we report.

Tuesday's edition of the TCR-LA features a list of companies with
insolvent balance sheets obtained by our editors based on the
latest balance sheets publicly available a day prior to
publication.  At first glance, this list may look like the
definitive compilation of stocks that are ideal to sell short.
Don't be fooled.  Assets, for example, reported at historical cost
net of depreciation may understate the true value of a firm's
assets.  A company may establish reserves on its balance sheet for
liabilities that may never materialize.  The prices at which
equity securities trade in public market are determined by more
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