IMLI graduates of various years recently participated in a High-Level Symposium and Workshop on “Maritime Transportation: Harnessing the Blue Economy for the Sustainable Development of the Caribbean held in Montego Bay, Jamaica on 27 February and between 28 February and 1 March 2019, respectively.
During the Symposium, the Caribbean States and Territories re-affirmed their unflinching commitment to implementing IMO standards for safe, secure and sustainable shipping. They also promise to redouble their collective efforts to intensify investments and harness the full potential of the oceans, rivers and lakes to accelerate economic growth, create jobs and fight poverty.
Mr. Kitack Lim (Secretary-General, IMO) whose presence graced the occasion highlighted the importance of collaboration and cooperation in the region to implement IMO measures and support the achievement of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, to which IMO is fully committed.
The Symposium was followed by a Regional Workshop attended by the Senior Maritime Administrators in the Region. The Workshop, which covered the latest regulatory and other developments in the international maritime sector in the Caribbean Region, was facilitated by Mr. Juvenal Shiundu (Acting Director, IMO Technical Cooperation Division) and other IMO officials.
The Caribbean States and Territories at the Symposium and Workshop are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Curacao, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Maarten, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.