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            Friday, September 23, 2016, Vol. 17, No. 189


                            Headlines



B A R B A D O S

BARBADOS: CDB President Issues Warning on Debt Situation


B O L I V I A

* BOLIVIA: Gets US$60MM IDB Loan for Formalization of Properties


B R A Z I L

BRB-BANCO DE BRASILIA: Moody's Withdraws B1 Currency Dep. Rating
VIVER INCORPORADORA: Moody's Lowers Corporate Family Rating to C


C A Y M A N  I S L A N D S

ARDMORE INTERNATIONAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Oct. 31
ENGAGED CAPITAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Oct. 3
INSTINCT DARK: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
INSTINCT JAPAN: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
LAURION CAPITAL: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up

LAURION CAPITAL MASTER: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
LIFE PREMIUM: Creditors' Meeting Set for Sept. 30
PETERSHILL US: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
PETERSHILL US GLOBAL: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
PETERSHILL US GP: Commences Liquidation Proceedings

RM INVESTMENT: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
ROSEMONT OFFSHORE: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Oct. 31
SSF III: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up


D O M I N I C A N   R E P U B L I C

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Industries Support Ban on Dollar-Only Charges


G R E N A D A

LIAT: PM Says Grenada Prepared to Offer Subsidy


P A N A M A

BANCO INTERNACIONAL: S&P Affirms 'BB-' ICR; Outlook Remains Neg.


P U E R T O    R I C O

FASHION STYLE: Unsecureds to Recoup 15% Under Plan
GLOBAL FITNESS SOLUTION: Court to Consider Plan Outline on Oct. 4
JOSE MALDONADO MALAVE: Plan Disclosure Hearing Reset to Nov. 1
SAN JUAN OIL: Nov. 18 Disclosure Statement Hearing Set


V E N E Z U E L A

VENEZUELA: Bus Drivers Bring Chaos to Caracas


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BARBADOS: CDB President Issues Warning on Debt Situation
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Trinidad Express reports that the President of the Barbados-based
Caribbean Development Bank Dr. Warren Smith, is warning the
Barbados government that it needs to deal urgently with the
island's worsening debt situation.

In an interview with the online publication, Barbados TODAY, Mr.
Smith is suggesting that "front end adjustments" were urgently
needed to correct the economic slide, according to Trinidad
Express.

Mr. Smith described the island's overall fiscal position as
"unsustainable" and cautioned that if left unchecked, it would do
untold damage to the local currency, the report notes.

The report relays that the Jamaican-born economist said that
Barbados should consider privatising a number of state entities
including the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) and the
Bridgetown Port.

"Long gone are the days when governments need to be involved in
things such as airports and seaports.  We do not believe that
these types of investments need to continue to be in the hands of
government," Mr. Smith said, acknowledging there would be
political consequences arising out of the sale of these perceived
crown jewels, the report says.

Mr. Smith used the case of Jamaica where the government divested
the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, the report
notes.

"Foreign investors have come in, they have pumped money into the
expansion of the airport, which is now promoting the growth of
their tourism industry," Mr. Smith said, noting also that the
recently privatized Port of Kingston was now attracting large
investments, the report discloses.

But Mr. Smith told the Barbados TODAY that in the case of Barbados
there was room for both domestic and foreign investment in GAIA
and the Bridgetown Port, noting "these are opportunities to
relieve the fiscal burden that the Governments face, so that you
can put your priority on other things," the report relays.

The CDB head divestment was urgent since it placed the island's
fixed exchange rate under threat, the report notes.

"I am not saying that you are at threat at the current time. What
I'm saying is that if these things are not addressed ipso facto
you are going to find yourself in a position where you might not
be able to maintain a feature of your economic model that appears
to be of very great value to Barbadian authorities and to the
Barbadian people. So fiscal rectitude is key," the report quoted
Mr. Smith as saying.  "We need to have it and we can't be in a
situation where, for a protracted period, we are running fiscal
deficits that are unsustainable, that have implications for debt
and ultimately for the overall strength of the economy."

Mr. Smith also suggested that the Freundel Stuart government could
do away with the state-owned Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation
(CBC) saying it could find other mechanisms for getting its
message out, the report notes.

In response to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler's suggestion
that many state entities were highly indebted and therefore would
not be attractive for divestment, Mr. Smith was adamant that
privatization was among a raft of options that could be pursued,
even though he acknowledged that the decision was not his to take,
the report relays.

"At the end of the day the options that you choose to pursue must
put you in a position where you get your fiscal house in order,
address your indebtedness," Mr. Smith said, notes the report.

Mr. Smith also expressed support for the government's "absolutely
vital" fiscal consolidation program, saying it was moving in "the
right direction", even as he stressed that the measures were
simply not enough, the report relays.

However, Mr. Smith said while the CDB had no difficulties with the
policies being pursued, "the pace of adjustment is where we might
have some difference with the Government of Barbados, the report
notes.

"If you look at where the debt trajectory is going, it is very
worrisome," he told Barbados TODAY, adding that in order "to be
able to bring that growth of sovereign indebtedness to a halt, and
put it in the other direction where it needs to go, we need to
address the fiscal [situation]," the report discloses.

Mr. Smith however also emphasized the need to address growth.

"It is a two-dimensional kind of response. So that yes, the fiscal
adjustment program is absolutely vital; if you don't address it
all sorts of unfortunate things are going to unfold. So that has
to be high priority," Mr. Smith warned, the report adds.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
April 5, 2016, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Barbados'
government bond rating and issuer rating to Caa1 and changed the
outlook to stable.


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* BOLIVIA: Gets US$60MM IDB Loan for Formalization of Properties
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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan in
the amount of $60 million to finance the modernization of land
administration and cadastral sweeps for formalization of rural
properties, as well as to strengthen the environmental and social
management capacity. Areas of intervention include the Departments
of La Paz, Potosi and Cochabamba.

This project will help complete the efforts of the Bolivian
government to provide land titling for 106 million hectares over
the last two decades. Specifically, the program will enable the
formalization of property rights in 25 million remaining hectares.
Land titling increases the income of rural populations and
encourages producers to make investments that increase
productivity and sustainability.

The total cost of the project is US$100 million to be financed as
follows: $51 million from the Bank's ordinary capital resources,
$9 million from the Fund for Special Operations (FSO) of the Bank,
and $40 million from INRA, the local counterpart.

The loan from the Bank's ordinary capital has a six-year grace
period, a 30-year term and an interest rate based on LIBOR. FSO
funding has a term of 40 years with a 10-year grace period and a
fixed annual rate of 0.25 percent.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on July
18, 2016, Fitch Ratings downgraded Bolivia's Long-Term Foreign and
Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings to 'BB-' from 'BB'.  The
Rating Outlook is Stable.  The issue ratings on Bolivia's senior
unsecured Foreign and Local Currency bonds have also been
downgraded to 'BB-' from 'BB'.  The Country Ceiling has been
downgraded to 'BB-' from 'BB' and the Short-Term Foreign Currency
IDR is affirmed at 'B'.


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BRB-BANCO DE BRASILIA: Moody's Withdraws B1 Currency Dep. Rating
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Moody's Investors Service has withdrawn all ratings assigned to
BRB-Banco de Brasilia S.A. (BRB), including the long and short-
term local and foreign currency deposit ratings of B1 and Not
Prime, respectively; the long and short-term Brazilian national
scale deposit ratings of Baa2.br and BR-3, respectively. Moody's
has also withdrawn the baseline credit assessment (BCA) of b1; the
adjusted BCA of b1; and the long- and short-term counterparty risk
assessments of Ba3(cr) and Not Prime(cr). Before the withdrawal,
the outlook on all ratings was stable.

The following ratings were withdrawn:

Issuer: BRB-Banco de Brasilia S.A.

   -- Long-Term Global Local Currency Deposit Rating, previously
      rated B1

   -- Short-Term Global Local Currency Deposit Rating, previously
      rated Not Prime

   -- Long-Term Foreign Currency Deposit Rating, previously rated
      B1

   -- Short-Term Foreign Currency Deposit Rating, previously rated
      Not Prime

   -- Long-Term Brazilian National Scale Deposit Rating,
      previously rated Baa2.br

   -- Short-Term Brazilian National Scale Deposit Rating,
      previously rated BR-3

   -- Baseline Credit Assessment, previously rated b1

   -- Adjusted Baseline Credit Assessment, previously rated b1

   -- Long-Term Counterparty Risk Assessment, previously rated
      Ba3(cr)

   -- Short-Term Counterparty Risk Assessment, previously rated
      Not Prime(cr)

   -- Outlook, Changed To Rating Withdrawn From Stable

RATINGS RATIONALE

Moody's has withdrawn the ratings for its own business reasons.

The last rating action on BRB-Banco de Brasilia S.A. was on 11 May
2016, when Moody's repositioned the bank's long- and short-term
Brazilian national scale rating at Baa2.br and BR-3, respectively,
in view of the recalibration of the national rating scale
methodology. All other ratings remained unchanged.

BRB-Banco de Brasilia S.A. is headquartered in Brasilia and had
total assets of BRL 13.8 billion ($ 4.3 billion) and equity of BRL
1.1 billion ($ 341.2 million) as of 30 June 2016.


VIVER INCORPORADORA: Moody's Lowers Corporate Family Rating to C
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Moody's America Latina Ltda. downgraded the corporate family
rating assigned to Viver Incorporadora e Construtora S.A. and to
its first issuance of senior secured debentures to C from Caa3 on
the global scale and to C.br from Caa3.br on the Brazilian
national scale.

The downgrade follows Viver's filing for judicial recovery under
the Brazilian Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law at the Judicial
District of Sao Paulo State on Sept. 16, 2016.

Ratings downgraded:

Viver Incorporadora e Construtora S.A.

   -- Corporate Family Rating: to C from Caa3 (global scale); to
      C.br from Caa3.br (national scale);
   -- BRL300 million senior secured debentures (First Issuance,
      approximately BRL215 million outstanding): to C from Caa3
      (global scale); to C.br from Caa3.br (national scale);

                        RATINGS RATIONALE

The bankruptcy filing was triggered by an increasing number of
creditors executing judicial claims to take possession of
collaterals associated to delinquent secured loans following a
prolonged period of financial distress and weak industry
fundamentals.  The company reported knowledge of about
BRL33.5 million in total claims for collaterals assigned to
secured loans in September before the filing.

Viver's financial distress results from weak operating
performance, untenable capital structure and limited financial
flexibility to meet its near term debt service and working capital
requirements.  Unsuccessful ventures and cost overruns triggered a
major turnaround business plan initiated in late 2012.  However,
the general deterioration in the overall homebuilding industry
that was aggravated by the economic downturn since 2015 created
further challenges to the company's liquidity, as per reduced
funding availability for home acquisition, increased sales
cancellations and delayed process of credit takeout after project
completions.  As a result, the significant efforts towards asset
sales, reduction in launches and deleveraging strategy over the
last couple years were not enough to avoid a distressed exchange
in December 2013 and payment default on rated debt in April 2015.

In June 30, 2016, Viver reported BRL1.2 billion in financial debt,
of which BRL645 million was related to project finance loans under
the Sistema Financeiro de Habitacao (SFH) and the remainder
associated to secured working capital loans, securitization of
receivables and corporate debt.  The total amount is equivalent to
135.6% of its total capitalization.  At the same time, the company
reported short-term cash availability and marketable securities of
modest BRL26 million.  According to Moody's standard adjustments,
total gross debt includes payables to land acquisition, refinanced
taxes and obligations in sale of receivables and with investors.

Subsequent to the actions, all Viver's ratings will be withdrawn
shortly following the court approval of the judicial request.

The judicial recovery request needs to be approved by the court in
up to five days and then ratified by shareholders on an
extraordinary shareholders' meeting on Oct. 5, 2016.  Following
the court decision authorizing the filing, the company has 60 days
to present the recovery plan, that, if approved by the general
meeting of creditors, will bind all of the company's creditors
that are subject to the recovery proceeding.  Some claims are not
part of the recovery process, including credits subject to
fiduciary alienation, leases and taxes.  The filing of a recovery
leads to an automatic stay period of 180 days, when all
enforcement actions and executions against the debtor are
automatically suspended.

For the purpose of voting in reorganizations, creditors will be
divided into three broad classes: (i) Labor credits; (ii) Secured
credits; and (iii) Privileged, unsecured and subordinated credits.
All three classes must approve the recovery plan.  In class (1)
the plan should be approved by the majority of members while in
classes (2) and (3), the plan may be approved by at least 50% of
total claim amount and simple majority of members.  Secured
creditors vote in class (2) up to the value of the collateral and
with class (3) for the deficient portion.

Viver's C corporate family rating reflects its untenable capital
structure, very limited financial flexibility given its large debt
burden and challenging momentum for funding through capital
markets.  In Moody's view the judicial recovery proceeding will
lead to severe losses to creditors, associated with a C rating.

Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Viver is an integrated
homebuilder focused on high-rise construction for the middle and
mid-high income families primarily in the Sao Paulo state.  The
company is also involved in real estate developments for
commercial, tourism and the low income residential segments. In
the LTM ended June 30, 2016, Viver reported net revenues of BRL97
million (USD26 million) and net losses of BRL313 million
(USD84 million).


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ARDMORE INTERNATIONAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Oct. 31
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The creditors of Ardmore International Fund SPC, Ltd. are required
to file their proofs of debt by Oct. 31, 2016, to be included in
the company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on Aug. 12, 2016.

The company's liquidator is:

          Simon Conway
          c/o Gabby Whitter
          P.O. Box 258 Grand Cayman KY1-1104
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: (345) 949 7000
          Facsimile: (345) 945 4237


ENGAGED CAPITAL: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Oct. 3
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The creditors of Engaged Capital I Offshore, Ltd. are required to
file their proofs of debt by Oct. 3, 2016, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced wind-up proceedings on Aug. 31, 2016.

The company's liquidator is:

          Richard Fear
          c/o Ryan Charles
          P.O. Box 2681 Grand Cayman KY1-1111
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: (345) 814 7364
          Facsimile: (345) 945 3902


INSTINCT DARK: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Aug. 29, 2016, the sole shareholder of Instinct Dark Horse Fund
resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Elian Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Limited
          Ogier
          c/o Jonathan Morris
          11th Floor, Central Tower
          28 Queen's Road Central
          Hong Kong
          Telephone: +852 3656 6000
          Facsimile: +852 3656 6001


INSTINCT JAPAN: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Aug. 29, 2016, the sole shareholder of Instinct Japan
Opportunity Fund resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's
operations.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Elian Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Limited
          Ogier
          c/o Jonathan Morris
          11th Floor, Central Tower
          28 Queen's Road Central
          Hong Kong
          Telephone: +852 3656 6000
          Facsimile: +852 3656 6001


LAURION CAPITAL: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Aug. 31, 2016, the sole shareholder of Laurion Capital Global
Markets Fund Ltd. resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's
operations.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Elian Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Limited
          Ogier
          c/o Jonathan Morris
          11th Floor, Central Tower
          28 Queen's Road Central
          Hong Kong
          Telephone: +852 3656 6000
          Facsimile: +852 3656 6001


LAURION CAPITAL MASTER: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Aug. 31, 2016, the sole shareholder of Laurion Capital Global
Markets Master Fund Ltd. resolved to voluntarily wind up the
company's operations.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Elian Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Limited
          Ogier
          c/o Jonathan Morris
          11th Floor, Central Tower
          28 Queen's Road Central
          Hong Kong
          Telephone: +852 3656 6000
          Facsimile: +852 3656 6001


LIFE PREMIUM: Creditors' Meeting Set for Sept. 30
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The creditors of Life Premium Fund, SPC will hold their meeting on
Sept. 30, 2016, at 9:00 a.m., to elect members for the liquidation
committee.

The company's liquidator is:

          Andrew Morrison
          FTI Consulting (Cayman) Limited
          Suite 3212 53, Market Street, Camana Bay
          P.O. Box 30613 Grand Cayman KY1-1203
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 743 6830


PETERSHILL US: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Aug. 22, 2016, the shareholders of Petershill US GP (Lopez-
Radar) Holdings Ltd resolved to voluntarily liquidate the
company's business.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Walkers Liquidations Limited
          Cayman Corporate Centre
          27 Hospital Road, George Town
          Grand Cayman KY1-9008
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 949 0100


PETERSHILL US GLOBAL: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Aug. 22, 2016, the shareholders of Petershill US GP (Global)
Holdings Ltd resolved to voluntarily liquidate the company's
business.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Walkers Liquidations Limited
          Cayman Corporate Centre
          27 Hospital Road, George Town
          Grand Cayman KY1-9008
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 949 0100


PETERSHILL US GP: Commences Liquidation Proceedings
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On Aug. 22, 2016, the shareholders of Petershill US GP (Lopez-
Global) Holdings Ltd resolved to voluntarily liquidate the
company's business.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Walkers Liquidations Limited
          Cayman Corporate Centre
          27 Hospital Road, George Town
          Grand Cayman KY1-9008
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 949 0100


RM INVESTMENT: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On Aug. 26, 2016, the shareholders of RM Investment Management
Company resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Avalon Ltd.
          Reference: GL
          Landmark Square, 1st Floor, 64 Earth Close
          P.O. Box 715 Grand Cayman KY1-1107
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: (+1) 345 769 4422
          Facsimile: (+1) 345 769 9351


ROSEMONT OFFSHORE: Creditors' Proofs of Debt Due Oct. 31
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The creditors of Rosemont Offshore Fund Ltd. are required to file
their proofs of debt by Oct. 31, 2016, to be included in the
company's dividend distribution.

The company commenced liquidation proceedings on Aug. 12, 2016.

The company's liquidator is:

          Simon Conway
          c/o Gabby Whitter
          P.O. Box 258 Grand Cayman KY1-1104
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: (345) 949 7000
          Facsimile: (345) 945 4237


SSF III: Placed Under Voluntary Wind-Up
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On July 20, 2016, the sole shareholder of SSF III Forest Holdings
Limited resolved to voluntarily wind up the company's operations.

Creditors are required to file their proofs of debt to be included
in the company's dividend distribution.

The company's liquidator is:

          Morgan Stanley Real Estate Special Situations
           Fund III, L.P.
          c/o Ridhiima Kapoor
          Ogier
          89 Nexus Way, Camana Bay
          Grand Cayman KY1-9009
          Cayman Islands
          Telephone: +1 (345) 949 9876
          Facsimile: +1 (345) 949-9877



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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Industries Support Ban on Dollar-Only Charges
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Dominican Today reports that Dominican Republic Industry
Association (AIRD) president Campos de Moya rolled back the
sector's critique against the Central Bank's ban on the use of
veriphones for transactions only in dollars, and now state their
support.

"I have to admit I made a mistake a couple of days ago when I
referred to the subject. I think the Central Bank is absolutely
right and, what's more, I think the system was being abused. I
understand that there were foreign citizens who came to Dominican
Republic to withdraw cash in hard currency to repatriate to their
countries. I think the Central Bank has acted properly and in
compliance with the law," the report quoted Mr. de Moya as saying.

Mr. de Moya reiterated that the AIRD agrees with the measure,
after the explanations by the monetary authorities in a statement,
according to Dominican Today.

Mr. de Moya spoke after a meeting of AIRD executives with Labor
minister Jose Ramon Fadul, where they stated sector's main
concerns regarding employment issues, the report notes.

The Central Bank said its ban aims to protect the interests and
rights to free choice by cardholders and avert unwanted pressures
on the exchange rate, the report relays.

The ban also provides a 90-day deadline to companies to remove the
devises which charge exclusively in foreign currency, mostly
dollars, the report adds.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
July 1, 2016, Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook on
the Dominican Republic's long term issuer and debt ratings to
positive from stable. The ratings have been affirmed at B1.


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LIAT: PM Says Grenada Prepared to Offer Subsidy
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Trinidad Express reports that Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister
Dr. Keith Mitchell said Grenada is prepared to provide the cash-
strapped regional airline, LIAT, with a financial subsidy for it
to service the island, but was not prepared to provide funds for
the airline's operations.

"Grenada will have no difficulty providing some subsidy to LIAT
but I am not taking money and give it and say spent it as you want
. . . . That is an offer I made since Jean Holder was the
chairman," he told a news conference, according to Trinidad
Express.

"If the issue is the monopoly, we have to do something about it.
If the issue is about imposing taxes on the ticket then we have to
do something about it. Right now we are charging ourselves outside
of the market," the report quoted Mr. Holder as saying.

LIAT announced that it would be reducing the number of flights to
Grenada but Mr. Mitchell told reporters that following talks
between St. George's and the airline management, the cut has been
reduced to just one flight, the report notes.

The report relays that Mr. Mitchell said that Grenada has an open
sky policy and that like St. Lucia, his government is holding
talks with the Trinidad-based state-owned airline, Caribbean
Airlines (CAL) and other airlines to service the island.

"We cannot sit down and wait," Mr. Mitchell said while calling for
the management of LIAT to adopt measures that will improve its
operations, the report relays.

Grenada offers marketing subsidy to a number of international
airlines to guarantee they service the island, the report notes.

St. Lucia's Prime Minister Allen Chastanet told a news conference
having CAL as the national carrier may be the best option for the
island given the many issues facing air transport in the region,
the report discloses.

The former tourism minister, a harsh critic of LIAT reiterated
earlier statements that the airline whose major shareholders are
the governments of Antigua, Barbuda, Barbados and St Vincent and
the Grenadines cannot solve all of the transportation needs of the
region, the report adds.

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As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on May
8, 2015, the Daily Observer reports that LIAT, operating as
Leeward Islands Air Transport, is attempting to lose excess
baggage as part of measures to make the carrier "a smaller airline
in 2015."  In a document, signed by Director of Human Resources
Ilean Ramsey, eligible employees were asked to opt to apply for
voluntary separation or early retirement packages to avoid being
made redundant, according to The Daily Observer.

TCRLA reported on Dec. 2, 2014, citing Caribbean360.com, that
chairman of the shareholder governments of the financially
troubled regional airline LIAT, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves said while he
is unaware of the details regarding any possible retrenchment of
employees, the airline needs to deal with its high cost of
operations.

The TCR-LA on March 10, 2014, citing Caribbean360.com, reported
that LIAT said it will take "decisive action" to deal with
unprofitable routes as the Antigua-based airline seeks to make its
operations financially viable.

On Sept. 23, 2013, the TCRLA, citing Trinidad and Tobago Newsday,
reported that there's much upheaval at the highest levels of
LIAT -- the Board and the Executive. Following the sudden
resignation of Chief Executive Officer Captain Ian Brunton, David
Evans replaced Mr. Brunton as chief executive officer


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BANCO INTERNACIONAL: S&P Affirms 'BB-' ICR; Outlook Remains Neg.
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S&P Global Ratings affirmed its 'BB-' long- and 'B' short-term
issuer credit ratings on Banco Internacional de Costa Rica S.A.
(BICSA).  The outlook remains negative.

Credit ratings reflect S&P's view of BICSA's adequate business
position in the region's highly competitive trade finance sector,
adequate capital and earnings assessment underpinned by S&P's
projected RAC ratio of about 8.3% for the 18 months, adequate risk
position stemming from low and very manageable nonperforming
assets (NPAs) and credit losses, and average funding structure and
adequate liquidity.  The bank's stand-alone credit profile (SACP)
remains at 'bb'.

S&P's ratings also include its view of BICSA as a government-
related entity (GRE) in the Republic of Costa Rica because the two
largest public banks in the country are the BICSA's main
shareholders.  Nonetheless, S&P views the bank as having limited
importance and limited link with the government.  As a result, S&P
bases its rating on BICSA solely on its SACP, rather than on
expected extraordinary support from the government of Costa Rica.
These assessments stem from these factors:

   -- BICSA's limited importance role to the government, because
      S&P believes the former acts as a profit-seeking bank in a
      very competitive environment, and its activities, in S&P's
      opinion, could be easily undertaken by a private entity; and

   -- Its limited link with the government given that the latter
      may not be willing to provide support, if needed, on a
      timely basis.

Although BICSA's SACP is higher than the 'BB-' rating on Costa
Rica, the rating on the bank reflects S&P's assessment of BICSA's
potential resilience to the sovereign's hypothetical default.  For
an entity to be rated above the relevant sovereign's foreign
currency rating, it should be able to pass a hypothetical
sovereign foreign currency default stress test.  S&P applied the
stress test to the foreign currency rating on the sovereign to
which BICSA has the largest exposure (around 45% of its loan
exposure in Costa Rica as of June 2015) and whose foreign currency
rating is lower than the potential credit rating on the bank.

For a financial institution to pass the stress test, the bank
needs: liquidity that would remain sufficient; equity that would
be greater than 0; and available regulatory capital.  In that
sense, after applying the stress test assumptions--and according
to S&P's assessment of BICSA's resilience to a hypothetical
default of Costa Rica--the bank's liquidity would remain
sufficient and its capital positive.  However, the bank wouldn't
meet the minimum regulatory capital requirements, which is 8%.
Its regulatory capital would decrease to 7.35% under this scenario
from 12.4% as of June 30, 2016.  In this regard, given S&P's
assessment of BICSA's low systemic importance, it don't expect the
regulator to provide any regulatory forbearance that would allow
BICSA to remain a going concern.  As a result, the sovereign
ratings continue to constrain S&P's foreign currency ratings on
the bank.  Therefore, S&P's ratings on BICSA will move in tandem
with those on Costa Rica.



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FASHION STYLE: Unsecureds to Recoup 15% Under Plan
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Fashion Style, Inc., filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
District of Puerto Rico a disclosure statement as of Aug. 26,
2016, together with the Debtor's proposed plan of reorganization.

Class 3 General Unsecured Creditors claims are estimated at almost
$25,346.72.  This class will be paid 15% of their claims in 60
equal monthly payments starting on the effective date of the Plan.
This class is impaired.

Upon confirmation of the Plan, the Debtor will have sufficient
funds to make payments then due under the Plan.  The funds will be
obtained from the continuation of the business operation and the
revenues received from its operation.

On the confirmation date of the Plan, the operation of the named
business and other estate assets will be and become the general
responsibility of the reorganized debtor, which will thereafter
have the responsibility for the management and control and
administration.

The Disclosure Statement is available at:

           http://bankrupt.com/misc/prb16-02239-33.pdf

Fashion Style, Inc., is a small business dedicated to operate a
retail store for the sale of women apparel and accessories.  The
two shareholders of the corporation are David Medina and Juan
Steidel.  Mr. Medina is the president of the corporation.  The
Debtor operates the store located in San Patricio Plaza under the
name Nous Boutique.

The Debtor filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection (Bankr.
D.P.R. Case No. 16-02239) on March 22, 2016.  Wanda I. Luna
Martinez, Esq., at Luna Law Offices serves as the Debtor's
bankruptcy counsel.


GLOBAL FITNESS SOLUTION: Court to Consider Plan Outline on Oct. 4
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Global Fitness Solution, Inc., filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy
Court for the District of Puerto Rico an Amended Disclosure
Statement describing the Debtor's Plan of Reorganization.

Under the Plan, the general unsecured creditors are classified in
Class 1 and will be paid $137.87 upon confirmation of Plan for 60
installments, without interest, for a total payout of $8,272
representing 5% of their allowed claims. The Debtor believes that
the total claims of the general unsecured creditors is
approximately $165,439.

Total monthly payment proposed under the Plan is $6,206, including
$6,068 through a 53 months term in the case of priority tax debts
and $138 through a 60 months term in the case of general unsecured
debt, beginning upon confirmation of plan.

The Debtor will fund the payments under the Plan from its
collection of membership fees on a monthly basis, as well as from
the collection of pre-petition accounts receivable.

The Court will convene to consider approval of the Disclosure
Statement on October 4, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.  Any objections to the
adequacy of Disclosure Statement must be filed with the Court 14
days prior to the scheduled hearing.

A full-text copy of the Amended Disclosure Statement dated
September 9, 2016, is available at http://tinyurl.com/hr7ka7j

            About Global Fitness Solution

Global Fitness Solution, Inc. sought protection under Chapter 11
of the Bankruptcy Code (Bankr. D.P.R. Case No. 16-01721) on March
3, 2016.  The Petition was signed by Daivelyne Rivera Adorno,
President.  The Debtor is represented by Emily Darice Davila
Rivera, Esq., at the Law Office of Emily D. Davila Rivera.

The Debtor is a small business corporation organized under the
laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 2010, engaged in the
operation of a gym located at Plaza Caparra Shopping Mall.

The case is assigned to Judge Enrique S. Lamoutte Inclan.

At the time of filing, the Debtor had $50,000 in estimated assets
and $100,000 to $500,000 in estimated liabilities.


JOSE MALDONADO MALAVE: Plan Disclosure Hearing Reset to Nov. 1
--------------------------------------------------------------
Judge Brian K. Tester of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the
District of Puerto Rico reschedules the hearing to consider the
Disclosure Statement filed by Jose G. Maldonado Malave and Zulma
I. Recio Lopez from Sept. 13, 2016, to Nov. 16, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.
Judge Tester has also given the Debtors a 30-day extension to file
an amended Disclosure Statement. Amended Disclosure Statement will
be due by Oct. 11, 2016.

                    About Jose G. Maldonado Malave
                        and Zulma I. Recio Lopez

Jose G. Maldonado Malave and Zulma I. Recio Lopez filed a Chapter
11 petition (Bankr. D.P.R. Case No. 15-06762), on September 1,
2015. Judge Brian K. Tester presides over the case.


SAN JUAN OIL: Nov. 18 Disclosure Statement Hearing Set
------------------------------------------------------
A hearing on approval of the disclosure statement explaining San
Juan Oil Company, Inc.'s plan is scheduled for November 18, 2016
at 9:30 A.M., before Judge Edward A. Godoy of the U.S. Bankruptcy
Court for the District of Puerto Rico.

Objections to the form and content of the disclosure statement
should be in writing and filed with the court and served upon
parties in interest at their address of record not less than 14
days prior to the hearing. Objections not timely filed and served
will be deemed waived.

San Juan Oil Company Inc. filed a Chapter 11 petition (Bankr.
D.P.R. Case No. 15-09593) on December 1, 2015, and is represented
by Wigberto Lugo Mender, Esq., in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.  At the
time of filing, the Debtor had estimated assets of $1 million to
$10 million and estimated liabilities of $10 million to $50
million.  The petition was signed by Nestor del Castillo-
Hernandez, president.  A list of the Debtor's 12 largest unsecured
creditors is available for free at http://bankrupt.com/misc/prb15-
09593.pdf


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VENEZUELA: Bus Drivers Bring Chaos to Caracas
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BBC News reports that bus drivers in the Venezuelan capital,
Caracas, paralyzed the city for eight hours on Sept. 21 by
blocking the streets with their vehicles to protest against the
country's economic crisis.

Hundreds of drivers demanded more pay and protection from violent
crime, according to BBC News.

Many said they needed more money to maintain their buses and
complained of a scarcity of spare parts, the report notes.

Meanwhile, the electoral council all but ruled out a recall
referendum this year against President Nicolas Maduro, the report
relays.

The decision is a setback for the opposition, which has been
pressing for a vote to oust him this year, notes BBC News.

                           Timing is Key

The timing of the recall referendum is crucial as it will
determine what happens next, the report relays.

If it should go against the president before January 10, new
elections will be held, which the opposition hopes to win, the
report notes.  But if it is held after that date and Mr. Maduro is
recalled, his loyal vice-president will serve out the end of his
term until 2019.

The opposition has accused the National Electoral Council (CNE),
which it says is stacked with supporters of Mr. Maduro, of doing
everything it can to delay the referendum, the report discloses.

The CNE announced that the referendum "could take place halfway
through the first quarter of 2017", meaning that even if M. Maduro
were to lose, his socialist party would stay in power, the report
notes.

It also stipulated that the opposition would have to collect the
signatures of 20% of voters in each and every state of Venezuela -
- rather than just meeting that threshold nationwide -- in order
for the referendum to go ahead, the report relays.

The signatures will have to be collected within three days from 26
to 28 October, the CNE said, the report notes.  It also said that
only 5,392 fingerprinting machines would be provided for voters'
identities to be verified.

The opposition had requested almost 20,000, BBC News discloses.

The MUD opposition coalition called an emergency meeting to define
its new strategy in light of the CNE's announcement, the report
relays. Its spokesman, Jesus Torrealba, remained defiant.

"This is nothing but an admission from the government that it has
nothing to offer the Venezuelan people at the polls," the report
quoted Mr. Torrealb as saying.  He said millions of Venezuelans
would mobilize to drive Mr. Maduro from office.

A spokesman for the bus drivers said they would continue their
protest if the government did not respond to their complaints, the
report relays.

Analysts say their protest is a particular embarrassment for
President Maduro, not just because it paralyzed parts of the
capital for eight hours, but also because Mr. Maduro was himself a
bus driver once, the report adds.

As reported in the Troubled Company Reporter-Latin America on
July 5, 2016, Fitch Ratings affirmed Venezuela's Long-Term
Foreign-and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (LT FC/LC IDR)
at 'CCC'. Fitch has also affirmed the sovereign's Short-Term
Foreign Currency (ST FC) IDR at 'C' and country ceiling at 'CCC'.


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