Barbados Minister of Tourism to Address Caribbean Youth on Importance of Maritime Sector

Boca Raton, FL:  August 8, 2022: The ACMF Annual Maritime Link-Up webinar, now in its third year, will be held on Friday, September 9th, 2022 from 11a to 12:15pm AST.  Themed, Caribbean Maritime Excellence: The Next Generation, the webinar Keynote Presenter is Senator the Hon. Lisa Cummins, Barbados Minister of Tourism and International Transport.

Targeting Caribbean youth primarily, the webinar is free to all participants and maritime professionals and educators are also invited.  Marc Sampson, President of the Caribbean Shipping Association, will open the program.  Emerson Alleyne, Consultant and former EVP, Shipping Association of Barbados, will lead discussion on job and scholarship opportunities.

“We are privileged, once again, to be collaborating with the CARICOM Education Secretariat, the University of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean Shipping Association and WiMAC”, says Geneive Brown Metzger, President of the ACMF.  

“Working with this team is an honor and it speaks to the power of partnership.  The level of leadership brought to bear by Ambassador David Prendergast, Director, Sectoral Programmes/Directorate for Economic Integration, Innovation and Development (EIID) and Dr. Pauline Yearwood, Deputy Programme Manager, Transportation/Directorate of Economic Integration, Innovation and Development—both at the CARICOM—was crucial in ensuring a program that reaches and resonates with Caribbean youth,” Brown Metzger continues.  

Over the years, hundreds of participants from across the Caribbean have attended the webinars and we anticipate similar attendance at this event.  A laptop will be awarded to a student participant.  

Registration for the Maritime Link-Up Webinar is now open.  Just click on the link. 

About the ACMF

The ACMF is a U.S. non-profit tax-exempt organization, and is the only entity dedicated to sponsoring academic scholarships and grants for aspiring Caribbean and CARICOM seafarers.   We partner with four academic institutions within the Caricom:  MatPal Marine Institute, Caribbean Maritime University in Jamaica, LJM Maritime Academy in The Bahamas, and The University of Trinidad and Tobago.  To date, we have funded ninety-four full tuition scholarships and grants for students from Guyana, Jamaica, Bahamas, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica, Suriname, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada.  The foundation responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by donating dozens of laptops and awarding emergency grants to help students study remotely and those at risk of dropping out. This year, the ACMF launched a dedicated jobs board, ACMF-CAREX, to support aspiring maritime professionals in the Caribbean find positions in the industry.

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