The General Council of the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) had its first meeting of the year in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 16, 2017.
This was the first time that the new General Council was meeting in an official capacity since being elected at the CSA’s Annual General Meeting held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, last October. Consequently, this was also the first General Council meeting attended by the newest members of the Executive, Group D Chairman Martin Medina, and Tom Paelink who were elected at the Trinidad AGM last October.
Photo: The General Council discusses the Association’s business at its first meeting of 2017
“This year, for the first in a long time the General Council meeting was held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which is a change from the traditional venue in Kingston, Jamaica where the Secretariat has its offices. We are happy to say that it was quite a productive meeting with key decisions being taken which will guide the operations of the Association for the rest of the year,” said President David Jean Marie.
The council focused on upcoming CSA events, including the various training courses being offered to its membership and plans for the 2017 Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference to be held in Curacao in May.