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It’s good to be back! Bahamas Maritime Week in full flow…

We are very excited to be holding our first Bahamas Maritime Week since the start of COVID and it’s been wonderful to be in The Bahamas, meeting up with industry partners and also with younger generations who are interested in joining maritime as a career.

The Week was opened formally on Monday 26th September by the Minister of Transport & Labour, Minister Jobeth Coleby-Davis, and has included a wide range of activities and events.

A service at Mount Tabor Church in Nassau was attended by the Minister, BMA Chairman Jacqueline Simmons, BMA Managing Director and CEO Captain Hutchinson, BMA Head of Nassau office Katie Clarke, Bahamas Maritime Cadet Corps (BMCC) Coordinator Clayton Curtis, team members from The BMA Nassau office and the BMCC team. The event was also attended by senior management from the LJM Maritime Academy (LJMMA) along with cadets from the LJMMA Programme.

The Minister and BMA team, along with executives from the Bahamas Shipowners Association (BSA), had a courtesy call with the Prime Minister, the Rt Honorable Philip Davis, which was an opportunity for a productive discussion on maritime matters as well as the sharing of information about the week’s activities.

In line with The BMA’s aim of attracting a new generation into shipping, an exhibition was opened at the Mall of Marathon to showcase the work of the BMCC. This was complemented by a number of appearances on radio and television shows to highlight the value and importance of the maritime sector to The Bahamas and the potential opportunities offered by a career in maritime.