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Four members of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) were bestowed the Caribbean Maritime University's (CMU) most prestigious honours at their inaugural graduation ceremony. The ceremony was held on November 14 at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The honourees are Dr Grantley Stephenson, Dr Ronald Malins-Smith, Marc Sampson and Stephen Bell.

cmu-grdtn17The newly chartered Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) on Tuesday graduated its first cohort of students to be certified since the institution's formal upgrading in September. Approximately 250 students were conferred with master's and bachelor's degrees and diplomas during the graduation ceremony at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, having successfully completed studies in a wide cross section of programmes over the past four years.

These include Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Port Management; Cruise Shipping and Maritime Tourism; International Shipping; Customs Processes, Freight Forwarding and Immigrations; and Security Administration and Management.

Education, youth and information minister, Ruel Reid, headed the dignitaries and officials attending the ceremony, which marked the first to be presided over by newly installed Chancellor, His Royal Highness Drolor Bosso Adamtey I, and President, Professor Fritz Pinnock. Reid lauded the CMU's staff and graduates on the milestone achievement, noting that "we are witnessing the fruits of many years of toil and nurturing".

The Caribbean Shipping Association's (CSA) 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition, which was held in Bridgetown, Barbados, from October 9-11, ended on a high note with featured presentations from all sectors of the shipping industry.

The conference, which was attended by more than 350 delegates, was hosted by the Shipping Association of Barbados and the Barbados Port Inc, which facilitated the thought-provoking, stimulating presentations by speakers from across the world.

The leadership of the Caribbean Shipping Association was retained for another year by unanimous vote, returning David Jean Marie as president and Juan Carlos Croston as vice-president.

LoopTT JeanMarieThe Caribbean Shipping Association has established a disaster relief fund for member-countries affected during the 2017 hurricane season. This was revealed by President of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA), David Jean-Marie, as he addressed this morning’s opening of the association’s 47th Annual General Meeting at the Hilton Barbados Resort.

<Photo: President of the Caribbean Shipping Association, David Jean-Marie.

 
 
 
 

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