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Caribbean-American Shipping Giant Laparkan Announces Scholarship Program

MIAMI – Laparkan Shipping has announced that it is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program under which two Caribbean American high school seniors or “freshmen” in an accredited college or university will each receive a cash award. Deadline for the submission of applications is December 15, 2014.

This is the 10th year the Caribbean shipping giant is offering scholarships which the company says is one of several ways it gives back to the community it serves.

Laparkan press conference 2014.

Speaking at a recent press conference at the company’s Stanley Avenue location in Brooklyn, New York Wesley Kirton, Corporate Marketing and External Relations Manager told journalists “over the years these scholarships have helped some two dozen students with their higher education needs. Many of these have graduated with higher degrees and gone on to be successful professionals in the working world.”

The company also announced introduction of its air cargo service to St. Lucia and door to door service to Tobago.

The Caribbean shipping company says it now offers door to door service from the United States to Tobago via customs clearance at three ports of entry in Trinidad.

Kirton told reporters that St. Lucians can now take advantage of the company’s competitively priced flat rate boxes by air to St. Lucia. He said that there are three sizes of flat rate boxes which hold up to 20, 40 and sixty pounds respectively.

“We have also now introduced door to door service to Tobago via Trinidad in response to requests from many of our customers for this service. We now offer delivery to customers’ doors in any part of Tobago including Scarborough, Mason Hall, Moriah, Charlotteville and Speyside,” Kirton disclosed.

He also disclosed that Laparkan recently introduced its Internet Shopping and express shipping service –ANPAK- to Antigua.

“The introduction of these new services is in response to demands from our customers and serves as testimony to the fact that Laparkan is a strong brand in both the Caribbean Diaspora and the region itself and that after 32 years in business we continue to adapt to the constantly changing trends and demands in global logistics,” the marketing executive said.

Kirton stressed that Laparkan remains a good corporate citizen through its support for a range of activities including the preservation and promotion of Caribbean culture, sport, education, and youth development, among others.

“We have proven ourselves over the past three decades and we continue to be a strong and major player in the global logistics business,” Kirton said.

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The SFLCN.com Team provides news and information for the Caribbean-American community in South Florida and beyond.

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