CMI Partners With Key Stakeholders to Host Maritime Week

first_imgThe Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has joined forces with four key stakeholders in the maritime industry to stage activities in observance of Maritime Awareness Week, which is being observed from September 20-26.These include the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Kingston Wharves Limited, and the Shipping Association of Jamaica.CMI Executive Director, Dr. Fritz Pinnock, told JIS News that activities started on Sunday (September 20), with a church service at Fellowship Tabernacle in Kingston.On Monday, September 23, the CMI launched its open day and exhibition, with Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, delivering the keynote address.Director General of the MAJ, Rear Admiral Peter Brady, read the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) message.Over the two days of the event, hundreds of students from institutions across the island toured the CMI’s facilities, where they learnt about the institution and careers in the maritime industry.“They (went) to the various activity centres to learn more about CMI and (offerings in) maritime education and training,” Dr. Pinnock informed.Activities continue today (Sept.  23), with the opening of the CMI’s two-day academic conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre under the theme: ‘Last Mile Logistics: the Promise and Possibilities for the Caribbean’.A cocktail event, sponsored by the Port Authority of Jamaica, will be held at the Royal Jamaica Yacht Club in the evening.On Thursday morning (September 24), which is World Maritime Day, there will be a balloon release at the Kingston Waterfront, and in the evening, an industry dinner will take place at the Terra Nova Hotel.The proceeds from the dinner, hosted by the Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WiMAC), will go towards the organisation’s scholarships and grant awards programme.The theme for Maritime Awareness Week 2015 is Maritime Education and Training, which places focus on the quality of the human resource aspect of the industry. RelatedEngineers Have Critical Role in Mitigating Environmental Damage – Dr. Davies Photo: Contributed Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Dr. Morais Guy (right), enjoys a light moment at the opening of the Caribbean Maritime Institute’s (CMI) two-day open day and exhibition on Monday (Sept. 21). Others (from left) are: CMI Chaplain, Pastor Linton Williams; Deputy Executive Director CMI, Vivette Grant; and Executive Director, Dr. Fritz Pinnock. Dr. Guy delivered the keynote address at the function, which was among events to mark Maritime Awareness Week from September 20-26. RelatedViability of Shipping Depends on Skilled Seafarers –MAJ Chairman Story HighlightsThe Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has joined forces with four key stakeholders in the maritime industry to stage activities in observance of Maritime Awareness Week, which is being observed from September 20-26. These include the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJ), Kingston Wharves Limited, and the Shipping Association of Jamaica.CMI Executive Director, Dr. Fritz Pinnock, told JIS News that activities started on Sunday (September 20), with a church service at Fellowship Tabernacle in Kingston. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img CMI Partners With Key Stakeholders to Host Maritime WeekJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedCMI to Host Inaugural Academic Conference CMI Partners With Key Stakeholders to Host Maritime Week TransportSeptember 23, 2015Written by: Peta-Gay Hodges Advertisementslast_img read more

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first_img Pinterest Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Four fire crews and locals tackling a substantial gorse fire at ‘the glen’ in Kincasslagh.The fire is burning rapidly in a dense area of overgrowth not far from the Viking House Hotel.There are a number of houses within yards of the fire and a small garage in the vicinity but it is understood none are in immediate danger.Dozens of locals are assisting up to thirty fire personnel in a bid to contain the blaze. Fire crews tackling large gorse fire in Kincasslagh Harps come back to win in Waterford Homepage BannerNewscenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Previous articleIndustrial action looms at Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence ServiceNext articleTwo fishermen rescued after boat sinks off Arranmore Island admin Twitter Pinterest By admin – April 8, 2015 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more