April 2022 Newsletter

Celebrate and Honor Maritime Stalwarts

ACMF annual Anchor Awards…Friday, November 4th at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club. Gala Chairman: Rick Murrell, President and CEO, Saltchuk Logistics.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

Caribbean Maritime Jobs Board

Developed by the foundation, ACMF-CAREX is the first of its kind jobs board exclusively for the Caribbean maritime sector. The site is only accessible to job seekers/candidates in the region.  However, prospective employers anywhere in the world can register and will have full access to the qualified workers profiled on the site who are looking for job opportunities.
The ACMF invites companies searching for professionals including deck cadets, engineers, logisticians, port managers, supply chain managers, cyber security specialists, robotics engineers, including shore-based and jobs at sea, to post on the site. There is no cost to companies for posting on, or hiring from, the jobs board.

The Maritime Effect

Rear Admiral Peter Brady, Director General of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, was the inaugural guest of The Maritime Effect with Geneive Brown Metzger, a new virtual conversation series. The Rear Admiral warns of the anticipated shortage of officers in the maritime industry and speaks of how the American Caribbean Maritime Foundation is helping to meet that shortage.  He also talks about the role that the Caribbean maritime sector plays globally.

Guyana MoU

ACMF and MatPal Marine Institute in Guyana signed an MoU focused on scholarship sponsorship by the ACMF of Guyanese maritime and shipping students. The first batch of awards, named for David Harding MBE, former Caribbean Shipping Association president and ACMF 2019 Honoree, went to three Guyanese students: Oswayne Lanferman, Shemar Morrison and Safina Lutchman. Congratulations to these deserving students.

ACMF Scholarship and Grant

The application deadline for ACMF scholarships and grants is April 30th.

About the ACMF

The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation committed to alleviating poverty and transforming through maritime education and community development. The ACMF currently supports seventy-one scholarship recipients and grantees from Jamaica, Trinidad, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Guyana, The Bahamas, and Dominica. The Foundation funded a lecture theater in the name of one of its donors, Roland Malins-Smith. The focus is also on women in the maritime sector through a mentorship and leadership program.  The Foundation hosts the annual Anchor Awards honoring leaders in the maritime industry who have made significant contributions to the development of the maritime sector in the Caribbean. The ACMF receives no government funding and is entirely supported by private donations from corporate sponsors and individuals, including Royal Caribbean International, Tropical Shipping, Nassau Cruise Port, MSC Cruises, Saltchuk Logistics, TOTE Marine, DP World/Integra Marine, to name a few. To date, the ACMF has awarded almost three quarters of a million USD to fund its scholars and grantees. The organization was founded by Dr. Geneive Brown Metzger, who served as Jamaica’s eighth Consul General in New York.
To learn more about the ACMF, please visit acmfdn.org/about.

We can’t thank everyone enough for your support.

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