Caribbean Owned Hard Beat Communications Honored As Clutch Global And Clutch Champion Winner

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Nov. 16, 2023: Hard Beat Communications, the Award Winning, Multicultural Digital Ad & PR Agency, today announced its recognition as a 2023 Global Award and 2023 Clutch Champion winner.

Honorees are selected based on their industry expertise and ability to deliver, scores that are calculated based on the client feedback from thousands of reviews published on Clutch. For the sixth consecutive year, Clutch has honored its top B2B companies with the Global Award designation.

Hard Beat Communications executives say they are honored to be recognized as a 2023 Fall Clutch Global Award as well as a 2023 Fall Clutch Champion winner.

“This award is a testament to the excellent client work we have delivered this year as recognized through the voice of our customers in their reviews on Clutch,” said Hard Beat Communications founder, Felicia J. Persaud. “We’re proud to be recognized for global content, creation and distribution as well as a leader and a champion on a global scale for multicultural digital advertising and PR agency services.”

Clutch Global Awards showcases the very best in the B2B services industry worldwide.

“We are thrilled to showcase the incredible success of leading companies worldwide on our platform,” said Sonny Ganguly, Clutch CEO. “Their dedication to delivering outstanding services has not only contributed to their own success but has also empowered countless clients to thrive. We aim to highlight this year’s industry frontrunners and facilitate connections for Clutch users seeking top-notch services tailored to their specific needs.”

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Hard Beat Communications is an award-winning, Caribbean owned, multicultural, woman owned full-service business solutions agency that offers companies all the tools they need to run and grow their business from one place via packaged offerings or subscriptions.  Hard Beat provides our clients with all the marketing tools they need for the 21st century – to grow their bottom line.

Clutch empowers better business decisions as the leading global marketplace of B2B service providers. More than 1 million business leaders start at Clutch each month to read in-depth client interviews and discover trusted agency partners to meet their business needs. Clutch has been honored for the past 6 consecutive years as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company and by the Washington Business Journal as one of the 50 fastest growing private companies in the DC metro area for 2023.

ExxonMobil Boosts Guyana’s Oil Production With Payara Project Kickoff

News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Nov. 15, 2023: ExxonMobil has initiated production at the Payara project, Guyana’s third offshore oil development located on the Stabroek Block. This significant milestone elevates Guyana’s total production capacity to an estimated 620,000 barrels per day.

The Prosperity Floating, Production, Storage, and Offloading, (FPSO), vessel is projected to achieve an initial production rate of around 220,000 barrels per day by the first half of the next year, marking the third critical step towards reaching a combined production capacity exceeding 1.2 million barrels per day on the Stabroek Block by the close of 2027.

Liam Mallon, President of ExxonMobil Upstream Company, highlighted the positive impact of each new project on economic development and resource accessibility for Guyanese communities. The company envisions operating six FPSOs on the Stabroek Block by the end of 2027, with Yellowtail and Uaru as the ongoing fourth and fifth projects, each anticipated to produce approximately 250,000 barrels of oil per day. ExxonMobil is actively collaborating with the Guyanese government to secure regulatory approvals for a sixth project at Whiptail.

Prosperity, like the Liza Unity, has been recognized with the SUSTAIN-1 notation by the American Bureau of Shipping, emphasizing the sustainability of its design, documentation, and operational procedures. ExxonMobil’s Guyana developments showcase a remarkable 30% reduction in greenhouse gas intensity compared to the average of its upstream portfolio. According to Rystad Energy, an independent research firm, these developments are among the world’s best performers in terms of emissions intensity, surpassing 75% of global oil and gas producing assets.

With over 6,000 Guyanese supporting ExxonMobil’s operations, the company has made substantial economic contributions, with more than $1.2 billion spent with over 1,500 local suppliers since the commencement of operations in 2015. The production at Payara marks a continued commitment to reliable and sustainable energy for Guyana.

Grammy-Nominated Reggae Star Protoje Ventures Into Children’s Literature With Debut Book

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Nov. 15, 2023: In a surprising move, Grammy-nominated reggae artist Protoje is expanding his creative horizons with the release of his first children’s book, “Here Comes The Morning,” inspired by his little daughter. Co-authored with The Bookboys, 12-year-old Azibo and 9-year-old Gyasi Bookman, the book is set to hit shelves on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

To celebrate the launch, Protoje and The Bookboys will host a book signing event at Busboy and Poets – Anacostia (2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE) in Washington D.C. The special collector’s edition will be unveiled during the event, which is scheduled from 4-6 pm ET and is open to all ages.

“Here Comes The Morning” aims to captivate young minds, answering the intriguing question inspired by Protoje’s daughter, Yara: Where does the sun go after dark? Instead of merely answering, Protoje takes readers on a journey to the easternmost point of their Caribbean island to visit a lighthouse. The story, designed for 3 to 7-year-olds, encourages curiosity, exploration, and the importance of loving parental guidance.

The book is an extension of Protoje’s 2022 Grammy-nominated album, “Third Time’s The Charm,” featuring the track “Here Comes The Morning.” Illustrated by Jonathan Nelson, the book is available for purchase on PROTOJE.COM and BOOKMANEXPRESS.PUB, published by Sapling Books.

In addition to his literary venture, Protoje dropped a remix album titled “In Search Of Zion” on November 10. The album, produced by Zion I Kings, offers a fresh take on his 2020 critically acclaimed album, “In Search of Lost Time,” with accompanying dub versions of each track.

Protoje’s foray into children’s literature marks a new chapter in his artistic journey, expanding his influence from the music world to captivate the hearts and minds of young readers.

Hideaway At Royalton in Montego Bay Officially Opens Its Doors

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Weds. Nov. 15, 2023: Blue Diamond Resorts, the Caribbean’s fastest-growing hotel company, proudly announces the official opening of Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort – Adults Only, as it warmly welcomes its first guests. Situated in the heart of Montego Bay, Jamaica, this adults-only oceanfront resort features 352 modern accommodations, twelve diverse dining options, pristine pools, a private islet, and endless entertainment, further bolstering Blue Diamond Resorts’ presence in Jamaica with five distinct properties.

“As we strive to offer tailored experiences that cater to our guests’ unique preferences, we are thrilled to introduce a new ‘Togetherness’ option for adults in the renowned destination of Montego Bay,” stated Jordi Pelfort, President of Blue Diamond Resorts. “This new addition to our portfolio not only reinforces our position as leaders in the all-inclusive segment but also underscores our commitment to surpassing expectations in response to the growing demand for elevated and personalized all-inclusive experiences.”

Over time, Hideaway at Royalton Resorts has become synonymous of exceptional adults-only vacations under the concept “Stay at 1 – Play at 2”, making them an ideal choice for couples, adult friends, and seekers of relaxation and reconnection. The newly opened resort boasts 352 modern and elegant rooms and suites with terraces or balconies with spectacular views, thoughtfully designed with tasteful and modern accents. A standout is the Diamond Club Chairman Beach Walkout Suite, a unique offering within the adults-only section with direct beach access. All accommodations feature Royalton’s signature DreamBed mattress with high thread count sheets, a rain shower, free high-speed Wi-Fi resort-wide through All-In Connectivity, 24/7 room service via phone or Smart TV, a daily restocked mini bar, and more exclusive amenities.

Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters will offer two buildings with the exclusive Diamond Club room category, enhancing the all-inclusive experience with personalized butler service, enhanced in-room amenities, dedicated pool and beach areas, a private lounge, access to a private islet, and all elevated perks of this category.

Food & Beverages is not a small item for this recently opened resort, which features 11 bars and 12 restaurants venues, with a standout being the seafood and ceviche-focused Dorado restaurant, a first of its kind in Montego Bay and a signature of this adults-only resort brand. Culinary offerings encompass Jamaican, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Tex-Mex, and Caribbean flavors.

The Togetherness experience also extends to meetings, incentives, and corporate events with versatile venues, including conference and banquet facilities, as well as beach gazebos, and lush garden settings for luxury weddings and honeymoons.

“We are officially ready to welcome vacationers to our Caribbean paradise, where our dedicated team, both talented and passionate, is committed to providing exceptional service while contributing to regional growth,” added Pelfort.

The opening of this all-inclusive adults-only resort aligns seamlessly with Blue Diamond Resorts’ Black Friday sale, allowing luxury travelers to secure their next Jamaican paradise getaway while saving hundreds of dollars.

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About Blue Diamond Resorts  

Blue Diamond Resorts encompasses over 60 properties, exceeding 18,000 rooms in eight countries located in the most popular holiday destinations in the Caribbean. Its nine leading hotel brands include the Award-winning, All-In Luxury® Royalton Luxury Resorts, where Everyone is Family. Whether guests come as friends, parents, kids, couples, weddings, corporate or incentive retreats, or solo travelers everyone is family in these properties that feature personalized services and signature amenities including All-In Connectivity, DreamBed, and the Sports Event Guarantee. To refocus on valued relationships and friendships, Hideaway at Royalton offers an adults-only experience with exclusive dining and preferred accommodations to enhance Togetherness among their guests. Party Your Way at Royalton CHIC Resorts, an adults-only vibrant and effervescent all-inclusive brand to revel in the unexpected. Mystique by Royalton is Miles from Ordinary, offering their visitors the chance to connect with their surroundings in a boutique-style resort collection full of endless beauty and hip vibes. In Jamaica, Grand Lido Negril offers guests over the age of 21, a unique and all-inclusive Au Naturel vacation along with a secluded shore for the utmost privacy. Memories Resorts & Spa offers a vacation designed whether you’re planning a family vacation, reuniting with friends, or just have a relaxing moment with your significant other, while Starfish Resorts provides amazing value, breathtaking surroundings, and rich culture and heritage. Planet Hollywood Hotels & Resorts invites guests to Vacation Like A Star with an engaging and interactive experience, plus famous pop culture items from iconic movies, music, and sports while you will Dodge the Paparazzi at Planet Hollywood Adult Scene  where your adults-only vacation will be the center of fascination and attention with glam and exclusivity.  

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