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The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation



Michael Bayley

Roland Malins-Smith

Rick Murrell




Protecting the Future of the


Scholarship Recipient?

Maritime: A driver of growth in the Caribbean


Letter from the President & Executive Director Greetings, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), welcome to our annual Anchor Awards. The Anchor Awards reflects ACMF’s belief that education is the most powerful lever available to move the Caribbean toward a future of growth and prosperity. Today's maritime students are not just availing themselves of opportunity within the shipping industry—they are innovating and engaging globally. The ACMF takes pride in its work as an engine of progress throughout the Caribbean and is deeply grateful to Andrew Holness, The Most Honorable Prime Minister of Jamaica, for serving as Patron; and to His Excellency Sidney Collie, the Bahamian Ambassador to the U.S., as the Caribbean Chair. Crowley congratulates Sea Freight’s Founder Roland Malins-Smith for being named a Global Shipping Titan by the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation. The company thanks you for all your contributions over the years.

Tonight, ACMF will honor the achievements of three outstanding maritime leaders: Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International; Roland Malins-Smith, Founder and Retired President, Seafreight Line Ltd.; and Rick Murrell, SVP Managing Director, Saltchuk Resources and Chairman, Tropical Shipping. In my former role as Jamaica’s Consul General, I took note of the maritime sector and its role in driving economic development in the region through investment, spurring innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation. Our honorees and the companies they represent are true partners with the Caribbean, even as the region looks to significantly expand its shipping and maritime sector and create a global logistics brand. I hope you will enjoy our gala and in the process, increase your enthusiasm about the Caribbean shipping industry. I also hope that you will be inspired by the testimonials of maritime students; and that you will have a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, the Caribbean Maritime University. Thanks to our Patron and Caribbean Chair, sponsors, advertisers, auction donors, volunteers, and friends all, for helping us achieve our mission: Alleviating poverty and transforming lives in the Caribbean through maritime education and community development. Sincerely, Geneive Brown Metzger, LLD Hon

TABLE OF CONTENTS 5 Message: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

6 Message: The Most Hon.

Andrew Holness, ON, MP

7 Message: Ambassador Sidney S. Collie

8 Gala Program 11 Message: Vincent DeOrchis, Esq. HONOREE PROFILES:

12 Michael Bayley 13 Roland Malins-Smith 14 Rick Murrell 17 Keynote Speaker:

Ambassador Marcia GilbertRoberts

18 Message: Juan Carlos Croston 20 Article: A Beacon of Faith in the Future

24 Feature Article: Protecting the Future of the Caribbean

26 Message: Fritz Pinnock, PhD 27 Caribbean Maritime University: At A Glance

29 CMU Student Feature:

What Does it Mean to be a Scholarship Recipient?

29 CMU Student Feature:

A Bahamian Student at Home at the CMU

35 Feature Article: The Status and Importance of Women in the Caribbean Maritime Sector

36 Feature Article: Port and

Maritime Security as a Business Enabler

39 Sponsors 41 Charity Buzz Auction 42 ACMF Directors and Donors

CONTACT: American Caribbean Maritime Foundation



MESSAGE FROM THE MOST HON. ANDREW HOLNESS, ON, MP PRIME MINISTER ACMF ANCHOR AWARDS 2018 Dear Friends, Today I join you in celebrating the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF). The Foundation has made a sterling contribution to the development of the maritime sector. Indeed, the people who serve the ACMF are critical stakeholders in its operations. In this regard, the Foundation’s Anchor Awards is a fitting platform to honour and pay tribute to three distinguished leaders in the maritime industry. Mr. Michael Bayley, Mr. Roland Malins-Smith and Mr. Rick Murrell have served with distinction and today we pause to honour them. The maritime sector is vital to several sectors and economies, not only in Jamaica but the wider Caribbean. I commend the Honorees for the role they have played and continue to play in maritime in the region and critically in disaster relief, education, particularly as employers of so many graduates of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). As Chairman of the Caribbean Community, CARICOM, I strongly support the regional strategy to increase the development of the maritime sector, which promotes the alleviation of poverty and gender equity in an industry that has been traditionally male dominated.



Allow me to congratulate the leadership of the ACMF Board of Directors, especially founder, Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger, whose has created important resource From Head Boyvision of His High School to this Leader of His Country in support of Caribbean youth and education.


ndrew Michael Holness, Minister of Education from Minister with responsibility for Electoral Matters and the Leader of Government Business in the House of Parliament since 2008. Mr. The Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON, MPto represent the constituency of West Holness was first elected Prime Minister Central St. Andrew in 1997 at the age of 25. He is currently in his third consecutive term as Member of Parliament of this constituency.

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The Early Years


Prior to entering representational politics, Mr. Holness worked as the executive director of one of Jamaica's oldest NGOs, the Voluntary Organization for Uplifting Children (VOUCH) and in that capacity, led extensive social work in several inner city communities of Kingston. In 1995 he was invited by the then Leader of the




Rick Murrell

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Mr. DeOrchis is a partner at the Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads law firm, specializing in maritime law. He is General Counsel and board member of the ACMF.


he American Maritime Caribbean Foundation (ACMF) welcomes its sponsors, members and guests to the 2018 Anchor Awards Gala. The ACMF, founded by former Consul General in New York, Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger, was established in 2015 to support scholarships and infrastructure development at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). In the spirit of the ACMF’s goal of alleviating poverty and transforming lives in the Caribbean through maritime education, the Anchor Awards acknowledges individuals, and the companies they represent, who have played a vital role in the growth and development of the maritime industry in the Caribbean. This year the ACMF is proud to honor three top leaders in the global maritime industry— Michael Bayley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean International; Roland Malins-Smith, Founder and Retired President of Seafreight Line Ltd; and Rick Murrell, SVP Managing Director, Saltchuk Resources and Chairman Tropical Shipping. These honorees and their companies have had a significant impact on the lives of seafarers and maritime workers throughout the region through their innovation, dedication, and hard work. Their accomplishments serve as an inspiration to the more than five thousand young cadets who are enrolled at the CMU in Jamaica. The ACMF is taking an active role in helping those young merchant marine students

meet their goals through scholarships and grants to the CMU. Joining us this evening, in this historical landmark building which acknowledges the challenges of the sea, the New York Yacht Club, are CMU cadets and graduates who are a testament to the achievements of the CMU and personification of the ACMF mission. These young people are the future mariners, engineers, logistics experts, terminal personnel, and managers for vessel operators, ports and allied businesses in the maritime sector helping to develop the economy and growth of the Caribbean region. We are honored that this Gala is guided by the Patronage of Jamaica’s Prime Minister, The Most Honorable Andrew Holness, along with the support of the Bahamian Ambassador to the U.S., Sidney Collie. Both Jamaica and the Bahamas have has been pivotal in the development of the maritime sector over the last four decades. Both countries are members of the Council of the International Maritime Authority (IMO), which puts it at the forefront of decision making on issues that will impact all industry stakeholders. Jamaica is the host country for the Law of the Sea Convention which serves as the legal framework governing the oceans. Please enjoy this wonderful Gala, applaud the recipients of the Anchor Awards, but most importantly, support the ACMF in its effort to provide the best education possible to future seafarers in the Caribbean.



Roland Malins-Smith, LLD Hon

Michael Bayley

Founder and Retired President, Seafreight Line Ltd.

President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International


t the helm of the world’s largest and most innovative cruise line, Michael Bayley leads a global team of more than 50,000 ship and shoreside employees, delivering memorable cruise vacations to five million international guests on its fleet of 25 ships sailing to more than 260 destinations. As President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, Bayley is responsible for the cruise line’s entire operation, in addition to its private destinations, including Labadee, Haiti and Perfect Day at CocoCay, Bahamas – the first in a series of private island destinations around the world known as the Perfect Day Island Collection. A key focus of his is to inspire teams to deliver the unrivaled and award-winning Royal Caribbean vacation experience of innovation and excellence. Under Bayley’s leadership, Royal Caribbean continues to grow as the leading cruise line. Most recently, he oversaw the debut of revolutionary ships Ovation of the Seas in the Asia Pacific region, Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas, both offering cruises to North American and international markets. The line has a five ships under construction and on order, including Spectrum of the Seas, the first ship of its kind specifically designed for Chinese travelers, and a brand new class of ships named Icon. Bayley is integral to the development of new innovations with each new ship introduced by the cruise line, which is a top innovator inspiring an active style of cruising and known for creating unexpected, first-atsea experiences – from rock-climbing walls and ice-skating rinks, to surfing, skydiving and architectural concepts on

its extraordinary ships. Bayley began his career with Royal Caribbean in 1981 as an assistant purser on board the m.s. Nordic Prince. Over a 10-year span, he worked in a variety of positions throughout the cruise line’s expanding fleet, each with increasing managerial responsibility. Bayley’s success led him to serve as vice president of Total Guest Satisfaction, Fleet Operations; senior vice president of Hotel Operations and Onboard Revenue, and later as executive vice president of Operations, overseeing marine, hotel, tours and ground operations, and commercial development. The cruise industry veteran spent time based in Europe as the Chairman and Managing Director of Island Cruises, a joint venture between First Choice Holidays, a leading U.K. Tour Operator, and Royal Caribbean. He also once served as vice president at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Bayley has pioneered the concept of cruising in emerging markets across the globe. In 2008, as executive vice president of International Sales and Marketing at Royal Caribbean, he started up offices in 11 countries throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia, and was instrumental in opening and developing the China market. In 2012, he was named President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, becoming responsible for improving the brand’s overall financial performance when he expanded the vacation offering to guests in the premium segment. He then became President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International in 2014. A native of the United Kingdom, Bayley graduated in Business from the University of Bournemouth and lives in South Florida.


orn in Grenada, 1947, Roland MalinsSmith was educated in Grenada, Jamaica and the UK. After working with the Caribbean Community Secretariat (Guyana) and the West Indies Shipping Corporation (Trinidad) he migrated to Florida in 1980 where he joined Oceanic Steamship Company as VP Marketing. Oceanic represented Concord Line’s Caribbean container service, and in 1982, with the merger of Concord and Nopal, Malins-Smith moved to Concord Nopal Line. In 1986 Malins-Smith joined Tecmarine Lines as VP Marketing, subsequently Senior Vice President, where he worked closely with the owners in building a comprehensive network of Caribbean services, providing both commercial management as well as service development and operations support. He left Tecmarine in 1992 to start Seafreight Line Ltd, and Seafreight Agencies Inc. The Seafreight group of eight (8) related companies ultimately served twenty (20) Caribbean, Central American and North Coast South American ports with six container vessels, and offered weekly services from Jacksonville and Port Everglades Florida. Annual revenues were approximately $158 million. The Seafreight companies were sold to Crowley Liner Services in October 2015. Malins-Smith, now retired, holds a masters degree in maritime studies from the University of Wales, Cardiff (1973), and a bachelors degree in economics and business from the University of the West Indies (1970).


Rick Murrell

SVP, Managing Director, Saltchuck Resources & Chairman, Tropical Shipping


orn and raised in Kenya, East Africa, Rick Murrell moved to the Bahamas in 1965. He started his career with Tropical in 1969 as an owner’s rep, the position leading to stints as general manager, traffic manager, head of sales and commercial activity and ultimately, starting in 1987, President, CEO and Chairman of Tropical Shipping. After 31 years at the helm of Tropical, Rick retired in December 2017, immediately stepping in to a new Caribbean-focused role as SVP, Managing Director with Tropical’s parent company, Saltchuk. He remains Chairman of Tropical Shipping. Under Rick’s leadership, Tropical grew to become the leading ocean carrier and logistics provider for U.S. and Canadian manufactured exports to the Bahamas and Caribbean. In his current role Rick represents not only Tropical, but Saltchuk’s portfolio of domestic and international shipping, logistics, air cargo, energy distribution and marine services companies as they seek to better serve the Caribbean market. Since Hurricane Hugo in 1989 Rick’s focus for corporate social responsibility has been building improved resiliency and recovery processes for the communities served by his organization. His work in this area has been recognized with “Golden Star of the Caribbean Award” by Caribbean Central American Action, the “Caribbean Hotel Association Award”, and the Florida Governors 2011 Corporate Award. Rick also serves as Chairman of Caribbean Central American Action, a Washington, DC based 501(C)3, focused on Caribbean Basin economic development, and on the Executive Board of Associated Industries of Florida, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida.


Ambassador Marcia Gilbert-Roberts Keynote Speaker

ACMF Anchor Award Honorees 

Roland Malins‐Smith 

Founder and Re�red President  of Seafreight Lines Ltd 

Rick Murrell  SVP Managing Director,  Saltchuk Resources &  Chairman, Tropical Shipping 

Michael Bayley 

President/CEO Royal Caribbean Interna�onal 


mbassador Gilbert-Roberts has had a long and distinguished career in the Jamaican Foreign Service, spanning almost 40 years. She has worked in various Departments at the Ministry’s Headquarters in Kingston as well as its overseas missions. Having risen to the rank of UnderSecretary in the Ministry, she was appointed in 2002 as Ambassador to Germany, with accreditation to seven other European countries, as well as Israel, The Vatican and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. She was re-assigned in 2007 as Ambassador to Belgium and to the European Union, with accreditation to six other European countries and also as the Permanent Delegate to UNESCO in Paris, while having oversight responsibility for the International Courts in The Hague. Having been appointed to Head the Foreign Service in November 2016 in the capacity of Permanent Secretary, Ambassador Gilbert-Robert’s primary passion is to ensure that the Jamaican Foreign Service makes an effective contribution to the attainment of national development goals by building stronger linkages between Jamaica and the rest of the world in respect of trade, social and economic development, political dialogue as well as cultural exchanges. She was conferred in 2007 with a Pontifical Knighthood – Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, carrying the title of ‘Her Excellency’ – for exemplary service internationally and to her country and community. She was also awarded the Jamaican national honour of Commander of the Order of Distinction for outstanding contribution to the Jamaican Foreign Service. Inspired by her personal maxim: “I am just an ordinary person, committed to doing an extraordinary job”, some of Ambassador GilbertRobert’s significant achievements include roles as Chief Negotiator for ACP in the revision of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (2010), good offices roles in political dialogue between states, leadership of an ACP Observer Mission to elections. Her voluntary service includes human development project, and support for charitable causes.


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JUAN CARLOS CROSTON President of the Caribbean Shipping Association


y very first encounter with the Caribbean shipping community was all about opportunities. I was attending my first Caribbean Shipping Association meeting and I got to see what I now reckon are the bedrock of business in our region: long-term, strong business and personal relationships, lots of commercial prospects and a laid-back atmosphere. I got to see all this because of the opportunity (again…) provided to me by senior shipping industry leaders who believe that, for our Caribbean region, dependent on maritime connectivity to be successful, strong and sustained training and development programs need to be place as the way to develop the next generation of entrepreneurs, through influencers and business leaders. This dedication to training is at the core of the Caribbean Shipping Association. Throughout the years, the very idea of the Caribbean Shipping Association has been all about partnerships and that working together we can achieve so much more. In the former Caribbean Maritime Institute (and now, so proudly, Caribbean Maritime University),

our association has found best-in-class partner to further achieve our training objectives. The university’s leadership has been able to translate the skills gap and needs of shipping companies across a wide spectrum of sectors and territories into programs that allow native staff to contribute so that these same companies remain relevant and competitive in an ever-changing business environment. Global competition and technological advances are making our world so much smaller that it’s either evolve and adapt or make yourself irrelevant. At the CSA, we’re proud of the work the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation carries on as a trusted partner of Caribbean Maritime University, sharing the same vision of a more competitive Caribbean region through sound training and human development. Here’s for closer strategic partnerships.

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Reprinted from Caribbean Maritime Magazine A publication of Land & Marine (Published October 2018)

Reprinted from Caribbean Maritime Magazine A publication of Land & Marine (Published October 2018)





US-based charity provides funding for region’s maritime students


o-one can doubt that higher education in maritime subjects is one of the most likely pathways to future economic prosperity in the Caribbean region. With the Caribbean Maritime Institute in Jamaica achieving university status at the beginning of this year, the spotlight has been on the New York-based organization that was set up last year to provide funds for the maritime university and its students. The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) is a not-for-profit charity foundation with a mission to provide more and better opportunities for Caribbean students to study and work in the maritime and logistics fields.

IMPETUS The impetus for setting up the ACMF came from Dr Geneive Brown Metzger, a former diplomat, who handles the day-to-day activities of the foundation as its president and executive director. Born in Jamaica, she has lived in the United States for the majority of her life and has devoted many years as a public servant and community leader to furthering the economic and social wellbeing of Caribbean Americans and people


in the Caribbean in general and Jamaica in particular. “As Consul General for Jamaica [in New York] I got an appreciation for the importance of the maritime industry, including shipping and logistics, to the economic growth of Jamaica and the Caribbean,” Dr Brown Metzger told CM. “The foundation was a result of that realization and my service as international chair for the Caribbean Maritime Institute. It was clear there was a critical need for resources to support students already studying maritime [subjects] and those who were qualified but couldn’t afford the cost of tertiary education. I was specifically asked by CMI’s executive director, Dr Fritz Pinnock, to lead the effort.” As well as providing scholarships for students at the maritime university, the ACMF is looking to raise funds for the first Caribbean MARPOL facility, to be established at the CMU. This campaign is being

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A strong desire to see the Caribbean region achieve its economic potential in the maritime sector drove Jamaican-born Dr Geneive Brown Metzger, a former Consul General in New York, to set up the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation with the aim of raising funds to provide scholarships for students at the Caribbean Maritime University in Kingston. She talked to CM about her ambitions and hopes.

Key strategic initiatives include: • Identify a Board Chairman from the international maritime community • Increase outreach and organizational capacity of the foundation • Undertake robust fund raising plan 2018-2019 Scholarships, Grants, and key partnerships:

Dr Brown Metzger with (left to right) Dr Fritz Pinnock, executive director, Caribbean Maritime University; Mike Henry, Jamaica’s Minister of Transport; ACMF board member James Luce; and Dr Gary Jackson.

• $150,000 grant to the construction of a Lecture Theater at the Caribbean Maritime University

• Partnership with JWN Foundation in Jamaica on the Dr. Fritz Pinnock Scholarships • Partnership with James Dudley Luce Foundation on the James Luce Scholarships • Collaboration with the James Dudley Luce Foundation on a Youth Leadership Program in Jamaica • Launch of the Anchor Awards Magazine, ACMF annual publication

• $150,000 in scholarships to CMU

ACMF AND ITS MISSION The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation is a relatively new entity. It was established in 2015 and received its non-profit status the following year with the guidance of its pro bono legal counsel, Milbank Tweed. Its inaugural board meeting was held in May 2016. Due to the critical importance of its mission, it has been able to assemble a strong board of top financial and legal people along with a key person in the maritime industry. The key aims of the ACMF are: • To raise funds

Dr Brown Metzger with James Drogan (left), former chair, Global Bus & Transportation, SUNY Maritime College; and Clay Maitland, managing partner, International Registries.

• To provide scholarships and other funding for students at maritime institutions

• To provide facilities and equipment • To foster the development of low-income communities in which the institution has a campus. The CMU is the legal beneficiary of the ACMF and the university’s general counsel, Deniece Aiken, serves on the ACMF board. As well as providing scholarships for CMU students, one of the foundation’s key objectives is the establishment of a MARPOL facility. “This is vital to the CMU’s future if it is to succeed as a regional and international maritime training facility,” Dr Brown Metzger told CM.


Reprinted from Caribbean Maritime Magazine A publication of Land & Marine (Published October 2018)


‘The expansion of the Panama Canal is tremendously significant to Jamaica in particular and the Caribbean in general’ led by Carleen Lyden Walker, executive director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), who recently joined the board of the ACMF (see panel story).

FUTURE GROWTH The ACMF has a clear idea of how the Caribbean region can move forward economically. It fully shares the view of CARICOM that shipping and logistics will be the main drivers of future growth. “The expansion of the Panama Canal is tremendously significant to Jamaica in particular and the Caribbean in general,” Dr Brown Metzger told CM. “In sum, it means more efficient and cost-effective

transportation of goods from East to West. Jamaica is geographically located in the midst of the route and as such is developing Kingston Harbour to accommodate the new generation of vessels. The Bahamas is also important in the region.” In terms of generating new jobs in the Caribbean, she pointed to the good example set by the Philippines, which “set out with a plan to be a leading source of maritime workers and now provides the world with upwards of 30 per cent of maritime workers.” She went on: “CARICOM believes our region can do the same. More than 60 per cent of all ships traverse the Caribbean waterways and the thinking is that we need to build on this strategic reality.”

Proud to support the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation

FUNDING ACMF’s target for funding initially is corporate, shipping and logistics companies; individuals with personal or business connections in the Caribbean; and online. Students apply for ACMF scholarships through the maritime university. The CMU is responsible for vetting the students and the foundation works closely with the maritime university to ensure that funds are distributed according to rigorous guidelines.


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Dr Geneive Brown Metzger is founder and president of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation. A former Consul General of Jamaica in New York, she is also the international chair of the CMU. She previously served as co-chair of the University of Technology in Jamaica, which conferred an honorary doctorate for her exemplary public service. Dr Brown Metzger is also a founding member of the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce & Industry and was the consultant who established the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies. Although she has lived in the United States for many years, her roots are in Jamaica. “I come from humble Jamaican parents who sacrificed a lot to ensure their six children got an education and were able to compete and make a difference, not just for themselves but for others,” she told CM. “I have always given time to public service, focusing on


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education, business and the arts.” An amateur violinist and lover of the arts, she served on a board to restore an old

‘I come from humble Jamaican parents who sacrificed a lot to ensure their six children got an education and were able to compete and make a difference, not just for themselves but for others’ I am fortunate to have that. However, I’ve always embraced my Jamaican roots and wanted to make a difference and to help.”

Looking to the future, she told CM: “I’d like the ACMF to be an agent for change raise funds to support the arts in poor in the Caribbean and a resource that communities. truly makes a difference for individuals Dr Brown Metzger says that, having who will have an opportunity to change essentially grown up there, she is “an their futures because of the support they American for all intents and purposes and receive from the ACMF.” Paramount theatre in New York and to

Proud to support the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation Anchor Awards Congratulations Anchor Award Honorees: Michael Bayley, Roland Malins-Smith, and Rick Murrell

Protecting the Future of the Caribbean BY: Carleen Lyden Walker


he health of the sea is fundamental to the livelihood of countries and the marine industry; this is especially relevant in the Caribbean. More than 90% of the world’s goods and energy travel by ship which is even more critical to the island nations of the Caribbean. To protect the oceans, the maritime industry operates under an umbrella of regulations developed by the International Maritime Organization (a UN agency headquartered in London) called MARPOL (marine pollution). While 86% of the Caribbean nations have ratified MARPOL, only 24% have implemented these measures which protect their waters, shorelines, and livelihood. By not instituting and enforcing MARPOL, Caribbean nations are leaving themselves vulnerable. To support efforts promoting the implementation of MARPOL, NAMEPA and other maritime associations are acting to form CARIBMEPA (Caribbean Marine Environment Protection Association), as an extension of the 10-year-old NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association, which currently includes the Caribbean). This underscores industry’s commitment to “Save our Seas” and allows for a consortium of related interests to collaborate on this goal.

Further, it provides a vehicle for the marine industry to demonstrate and articulate its value proposition to governments, the public, and customers. CARIBMEPA would work towards supporting the protection of the Caribbean marine environment through MARPOL and other tools. Further, it would support the development of a MARPOL Training Institute at the Caribbean Maritime University. In addition, it would help to educate the public to “Save our Seas” making the health of the marine environment a community concern. In sum, there is a lack of legislation to implement and enforce MARPOL. We need to engage in advocacy efforts for maritime to be a priority for governments, and to demonstrate the value proposition of the marine industry, and MARPOL’s, importancefor the sustainability and resilience of the Caribbean.

Ms. Lynden Walker is a marketing and communications professional in the commercial maritime industry and President of NAMEPA. She is a member of the ACMF Board.

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FRITZ PINNOCK, PHD President, Caribbean Maritime University


he creation of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) has been a blessing to the many students, staff and stakeholders of the Caribbean region’s first public international university and Jamaica’s second national university – the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU). The ACMF brings hope to the 70 percent of our student population drawn from the under-privileged, un-attached population of Jamaica and touches the wider Caribbean, South American and African regions. The CMU enjoys the fastest growth among all tertiary institutions in the Caribbean – an average 20 percent growth per year. In 2006, the CMU’s student population stood at just under 300 and now it currently exceeds 5000. Special thanks to the ACMF for supporting the construction of one of our five lecture theatres as well as a 50-classroom complex now in progress. The ACMF has committed US 150-thousand dollars towards this project for which the CMU salutes the organisation’s President and Executive Director Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger and the entire board and stakeholders. The Caribbean Maritime University is blessed to have met Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger, an outstanding Caribbean leader who is blazing a trail by creating opportunities for the less fortunate, the under-privileged and voiceless people of the Caribbean region. With love and gratitude, we applaud this noble ACMF family, stakeholders and donors for their commitment to changing lives.


CARIBBEAN MARITIME UNIVERSITY AT A GLANCE The CMU is the only accredited maritime training institution in the Caribbean. It has the following accreditations and recognitions: •

Globally certified by the International Standards Organization (ISO 9001:2015 certification)

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT, UK)

Accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)

Institutional accreditation from the Accreditation Services for Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC)

Recognized by the International Maritime Organization as the premier university in the English Speaking Caribbean

It is the named center for regional maritime training, education and consultancy by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and is an important partner in the building of human capacity for the sustainability of the maritime and related sectors. CMU's mission is aligned with Jamaica's maritime transport priorities, sustainable aspirations and with the region's developmental goals. CMU has grown exponentially from 300 students and approximately 50 staff in 2006 to over 5,000 students and 400 staff in 2018. The CMU began as the Jamaica Maritime Training Institute in 1980 with 30 students, a collaboration between the governments of Jamaica and Norway. There are 25 core programs offered at the university including 15 four-year Bachelor Degrees, 7 Master of Science Degrees, one Associate Degree and one diploma as well as one Doctoral Program. These cover areas of study, such as Logistics, Tourism, engineering, customs processes, freight forwarding and immigration, security administration and management among other related areas.

There are four (4) Centers of Excellence, namely: •

FESTO Authorized and Training (FACT) Centre

Maritime Training Centre (MTC)

Centre for Digital Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing (CDIAM)

Centre for Security, Counter Terrorism and NonProliferation (CSCTN)

The institution attained university status on September 28, 2017. More than 85 percent of CMU graduates are employed, become entrepreneurs or commence terminal degrees, within six months or less of graduation. CMU training is aligned with industry needs in the cargo and cruise sectors, as well as in land-based supporting services such as port and customs operations and management, engineering, security and supply chain management. More than 80 percent of our students require financial assistance The CMU Spartans (the university's cheer leading team) is the only Caribbean team to have won a major tittle in two consecutive years at both the 2017 and 2018 World University Cheerleading Cup Championships, held in the United States. Mandarin is taught as a second language at the CMU to strengthen the partnership between the university and other universities such as a Shanghai Maritime University in the People's Republic of China.

Cost of tuition annually: $4,000 (With housing $6,500.00 US) Named scholarships are available to full four-year tuition donors. Donors may choose to be involved in the scholarship selection process.


What Does it Mean to be a Scholarship Recipient? By: Nahjae Nunes, CMU Student


eceiving a scholarship has been instrumental to my success. It has provided me with the means to continue my education and has given me the indubitable motivation to succeed. Receiving this support has also given me an even greater incentive to maintain a high personal standard for my academic success. One thing that makes this so important to me is the level of professionalism and the keen interest I see in my peers and lecturers. In every class session, I can see just how earnest, intuitive and serious students are about school and holistic learning. The lecturers are absolutely fervent and ecstatic about their various areas of study and

that is reflected in their ardent sessions with the students. The students themselves are dedicated and intelligent and that makes being a scholarship recipient incredibly meaningful. Its impact on me is undeniable. The scholarship is humbling and has given me hope beyond my circumstances. It is a reminder that through hard work and dedication, things must inevitably get better. Due to this scholarship, I have become more tenacious and academically competent. It has also provided an opportunity to hone my hard and soft skills as well as develop many extra-curricular talents. The scholarship which I have received is more than the recognition of past achievements — it is an investment in my future. It is a vote of confidence in who I am today and a testiment to who I can be tomorrow. I am eternally grateful and, on a path, to be my best self.

A Bahamian Student at Home at the CMU By Mercedes Clarke, CMU Student


s time drew near, the idea of going to study in a new country became more stressful. I spent a lot of time thinking about various issues from cultural norms to campus life. Now that my first year is completed I’ve gained tons of memories and have a lot of stories to share. There are many maritime schools throughout the world, however I chose to study in Jamaica for several reasons. The most important one was that I knew the affordable education I would receive would make me marketable on an international level. The CMU is an energetic environment that provides academic, professional and personal experiences that go beyond the classroom. As I progressed with my studies, I mostly appreciated the fact that the courses and classes were practical and not purely theoretical. I was provided opportunities to learn about the different types of natural and manmade fibers ropes on marine vessels as well as learning to find the position of a vessel on earth utilizing Celestial Navigation. Initially, I found it difficult to “keep watch” at midnight then return to class that same day

therefore the most challenging thing for me was never having enough time. Having looked back, I felt that my challenges were more of an opportunity to experience a part of a seafarer’s life. The CMU has a very efficient administration structure that goes beyond the enrolment procedure. It is extended to the many international trips that I’ve taken in the space of one year to my parents forming bonds and friendships with the staff and feeling comfortable leaving me on my own. The Bahamas ia an archipelago of 700 islands, so it comes as no surprise that we have one of the largest shipping registries in the world. However, there are very few Bahamian Master Mariners. A BSc. in Marine Transportation at CMU will enable me to fill the void in the Bahamian Maritime Industry.


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Congratulations to RICK MURRELL Recipient of the 2018 Anchor Award by The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation

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CONGRATULATIONS GENEIVE! I am so proud of you. It has been exciting watching you bring this dream to fruition and to see the ACMF grow and help Caribbean youth. You've always been a tireless worker—never looking for accolades.


As sisters, we take inspiration from each other–always remembering our parents who poured everything into their children. You've done them proud and they are here with you, as always, in spirit. With all our love and admiration, Carol, Marlene and Elise PORTLAND SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANGELES DETROIT CHICAGO NEW YORK WASHINGTON, DC NASHVILLE FT. LAUDERDALE LONDON FRANKFURT PARIS MUNICH JERUSALEM SHANGHAI SINGAPORE Untitled-2 1

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Congratulations to Mr. Bayley Mr. Malins-Smith Mr. Murrell on the well-deserved recognition of your contributions to the Caribbean Community.


The Status and Importance of Women in the Caribbean Maritime Sector

N While Rick has been a champion in The Bahamas & Caribbean maritime transport and trade sector, this only scratches the surface of the immense impact that he has had on island communities, and their economic and social welfare. We take great pride in highlighting that Rick launched his career in The Bahamas, first learning the wholesale grocery trade, which later served to influence his success guiding Tropical Shipping’s growth and dominant position in The Bahamas and Caribbean maritime trade over the past 50 years.

By: Claudia Grant

otwithstanding the need to empower women as a critical strategy to alleviate poverty, the maritime industry is unfortunately yet another sector where women are marginalized. Less than two percent of the world’s 1.2 million seafarers are women. The relevance of sea experience to many land-based jobs in the sector, also limits the ability of women to participate in the range of maritime related jobs ashore beyond lower level administrative positions. A survey of women engaged in the maritime sector in the Caribbean however reveals that women were employed in a fairly broad spectrum of maritime organizations in both government and private sector and held varying technical and non-technical positions— primarily land-based. Positions held included marine pilots; harbour master; maritime administrators; managers of port facilities, shipping agencies and shipping company & ferry services; maritime educators; maritime prevention and enforcement. Some were also seen at the helm of organizations. Ninety-five percent had attained tertiary level education and eighty-seven percent were employed in

senior management or middle management positions. When educational attainment was compared with positions held, it was noted that eighty-five percent of the respondents with tertiary education were in management positions in their organization. Despite this positive trend there were indications that some level of gender discrimination existed. Gender equality policies were reportedly not in evidence in much of the sector and over fifty percent of the respondents indicating they experienced gender bias in the workplace. Career mobility and inequality in pay were the other significant challenges faced by women. In the face of challenges encountered in their organizations and the maritime sector in general, fortysix percent of the participants highlighted the acquisition of training and qualifications as their primary strategy for survival and gaining respect through quality performance, hard work and persistence. Claudia Grant is the Deputy Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, and President Women In Maritime Association (Caribbean).

The Bahamas has been very fortunate to have benefitted from Rick’s leadership, innovation and commitment to our country. His wellplaced passion for disaster management and planning has also served to bring greater safety and security to business supply chains, but more importantly to the citizens of The Bahamas. APD Limited and its Nassau Container Port and Gladstone Freight Terminal family wish to congratulate Rick Murrell as a 2018 recipient of the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation Anchor Award. Mike Maura J President & CEO APD Limited Arawak Cay P.O. Box SP 63958 - Nassau, The Bahamas Tel.: 242.323.7064/66 | Fax.: 242.323.7072 |

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Port and Maritime Security as a Business Enabler By: Mike Edgerton


raditionally, shipping companies and commercial port facilities treat investment in physical, operational, and cyber security as inevitable costs of doing business. However, there is a growing understanding among more progressive maritime companies that enhanced enterprise security serves as an important component of international trade and a potential competitive advantage. Many ports, terminals and facilities have reached and maintained compliance with security regulations, but have identified areas where enhancements and improvements could be made in keeping with the specific operational and trade activities. These enhancements could be developed and implemented in ways that can facilitate competitiveness by: • Ensuring compliance with security requirements or practices that exceed, or are in addition to regulatory requirements such as security standards required by large potential customers including oil majors or large shippers; • Taking advantage of supply chain security incentives that allow for expedited cargo access to lucrative markets such as the United States or European Union; • Implementing security measures that allow for possible reductions in insurance rates; and • Enhancing the commercial reputation of the port or facility as an enterprise where cargo is moved in a secure and efficient manner, thereby resulting in fewer delays and decreased pilferage or theft.

Demonstrable benefits to business include: • Security plans and systems that are designed with commercial operations in mind. Security is designed to minimize disruptions to business and cargo while also meeting overall enterprise security risk management priorities, regulatory requirements, as well as international supply chain security requirements, thereby providing competitive advantages; • Inclusion of cyber- and information security as part of a converged security approach that allows for an enterprise approach to security risk and avoids potential vulnerabilities and gaps in security programs; • Potential long-term savings where technological investments can reduce the reliance on security staffing; and • A clear identification of risks to the business and commercial operations as well as an action plan with recommendations provided in a prioritized and sequenced manner and estimated budget expenditures for both acquisition and operations.

Mike Edgerton is Vice President of HudsonTrident/ HudsonAnalytix, responsible for managing an international maritime and port security practice.

Congratulations Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger President & Executive Director American Caribbean Maritime Foundation Job Well Done!

With Best Wishes James and Manuela Goren Developers of Holland Estates, Trelawny, Jamaica

Congratulations, Rick Murrell!


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Annual Awards Annual Anchor Awards Annual Anchor Dinner Awards Offering refuge, resources, renewal, and respect to the maritime community Offering refuge, resources, renewal, through service and respect to multi-faith theresources, maritime community Offering refuge, renewal, through service and respect to multi-faith the maritime community through multi-faith service

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Charity Buzz Auction Moon Palace in Montego Bay, Jamaica** 3 nights/4 days Oct 2018 to October 2019 Subject to black-out dates and other terms

Yacht Rocinante* Afternoon catered sail on Stamford, CT. Terms apply

Tryall Golf Club in Montego Bay, Jamaica** 3 nights/4 days at Little Palm Villa—fully staffed (meals not included) May 2019 to October 2019 Subject to black-out dates and other terms

Make-up lesson & Color consultation with celebrity make-up artist, Shine* (clients include Nikki Manoj, Kanye West, People Magazine covers) Terms apply

Round Hill** 2 night/3 day stay in an Oceanfront Room on a BP basis (breakfast included) May 1 to October 31, 2019 Subject to black-out dates and other terms

Michael Bayley Michael Bayley President and CEO, Michael Bayley Royal Caribbean President and CEO, International President and CEO, Royal Caribbean Royal Caribbean International International

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Roland Malins-Smith Roland Founder, Malins-Smith Roland Malins-Smith Seafreight Line Ltd. Founder, Founder, Seafreight Line Ltd. Seafreight Line Ltd.

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Royal Caribbean International** 7 night Caribbean Cruise for two in an ocean-view room. The cruise departs from various ports in the United States October 2018 to October 2019 Subject to black-out dates and other terms Kimberly Hotel in New York City** One night stay, Dinner, October 2018 to July 2019 2 tickets to the New York City Ballet w/Backstage Pass January to March 2019 Subject to black-out dates and other terms Sri Lanka** 3-night stay at private tea plantation for 2 Subject to black-out dates and other terms

Private style session with celebrity style fashion adviser, Luke Destin* (Stylist to Oprah, Madonna) in Atlanta or New York Terms apply Panamundo* Movie screening and Q & A by Director/Producer Charysse Tia Harper, NYC Terms apply Wine tasting for 8, Old Greenwich Fine Wines, Greenwich, CT.* Terms apply Dinner at Mill Street Bar and Table OR Back 40 Kitchen, Greenwich, CT.* Terms apply

One case of Moet Brut Imperial* Moet Hennssey

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Congratulations, Anchor Award Honorees BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Geneive Brown Metzger, LLD Hon, President Fern Khan, Vice President Rhona Ramsay, Esq., Secretary Khanh Nguyen , Esq., Treasurer Directors at-large Deniece Aiken, Esq. Vincent M. DeOrchis, Esq. Karren Dunkley, EdD Cynthia Hudson Jan Ivarsson James Luce Carleen Lyden Walker Michelle A. Nicholas Robert O’Connor, Esq. Advisory Board Tamika Bent, Esq. Ambassador Godfrey Eneas Murray Fisher Burchenal Green Errol Morrison, MD, PhD Accountant William Aiken, CPA Honorary Committee Chair, Jorge Duran Alexandra Anagnostic-Irons Rawle Baddalloo CarolRose Brown Don Frost James and Manuela Goren Claudia Grant Burchenal Green Lorraine Parsons Fritz Pinnock, PhD Jose Rohas Claudette Rogers Pamela Tansey Susanne Walker Barton Lesley Warrick Dinner Committee Chair, Vincent DeOrchis, Esq. Geneive Brown Metzger, LLD Hon Karren Dunkley, EdD Onel Harrison Cynthia Hudson Fern Khan Michelle A. Nicholas Robert O’Connor, Esq. Rhona Ramsay, Esq. David Walker


DONORS: Ann Marcus Arawak Port Development Barbados Shipping Association Beverly Nichols Beverly's Home Care Broward County Port Everglades Charles F. Goodrich Crowley Maritime Corporation Cynthia Hudson Dennis Hawthorne Donald Locke Errol B. and Paula W. Taylor Fern Khan Geneive Brown Metzger, LLD Hon Integra Marine & Freight Services James and Manuela Goren James Dudley Luce Foundation Jan Ivarsson and Susie De Rafelo JWN Foundation Karren Dunkley, Ed.D Laparkan Trading Limited Lawrence Delevin Margaret Rose Brown Mercator International Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads NAMEPA National Shipping Agencies, Inc. Network for Good New York Harbor Foundation Orpheus Jets & Yachts Paradise Express Port Everglades Broward County Port Everglades Association Port of Palm Beach Rhona Ramsay, Esq. Robert & Cindy McCallum Roland and Loretta Malins-Smith Royal Caribbean International Saltchuk Seafarer's Mission House Seafreight/Crowley Seven Seas Insurance Company, Inc. Susan Farkas Tamika Bent, Esq. Tower Isle Frozen Foods Tropical Shipping United Building Maintenance Corporation

Michael Bayley Roland Malins-Smith Rick Murrell Thank you for your many contributions to the maritime industry. From your friends at Mercator International LLC

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Thank you! Your support means more than you know! “I am the one who will bring my family out of poverty.” —Shadeen Reid B.Sc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Caribbean Maritime University, Class of 2020






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The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation: Anchor Awards 2018  

The ACMF honors the achievements of three outstanding maritime leaders: Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International; Ro...

The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation: Anchor Awards 2018  

The ACMF honors the achievements of three outstanding maritime leaders: Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International; Ro...

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