Path Paved To University Status For Caribbean Maritime Institute

The House of Representatives, last Tuesday, January 10, started debate on legislation to give the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) university status. The Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Bill 2016 was piloted by Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry. It will repeal the Caribbean Maritime Institute Act, under which the institution operates. Henry said that the … More Path Paved To University Status For Caribbean Maritime Institute

House Approves Legislation For CMI To Be Upgraded To University

The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is one step closer to becoming a university after the House of Representatives this evening approved legislation to facilitate the upgrade. The legislation will now go to the Senate for debate and approval. Today, several members of the Lower House said the move has long been coming for the only … More House Approves Legislation For CMI To Be Upgraded To University

What Plastic Rice? Minister Says No Evidence of Fake Rice on Jamaica Market

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday December 14, 2016 – Rice imports from Guyana and Suriname will now be allowed into Jamaica, after the Jamaica Customs Agency (JCA) temporarily halted the clearance of rice at all ports of entry over reports that plastic rice had entered the local market. On Monday, the JCA stopped the shipments and met … More What Plastic Rice? Minister Says No Evidence of Fake Rice on Jamaica Market

FITNESS FOR DUTY AND WATCHKEEPING ARRANGEMENTS

TO: (I) MASTERS, OWNERS/OPERATORS OF JAMAICAN REGISTERED VESSELS (II) JAMAICAN SEAFARERS FROM: MARITIME AUTHORITY OF JAMAICA Note: This Circular is to be read in conjunction with the MAJ Circular 15-01-01- Minimum safe manning requirements. Introduction: STCW Convention and Code provides the standards of training, certification and watchkeeping of the seafarers and is from time to … More FITNESS FOR DUTY AND WATCHKEEPING ARRANGEMENTS

Kingston Takes First Step Towards A Dry Dock

On Thursday, November 3, Prime Minister Andrew Holness; Daryl Vaz, minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation; Michael Henry, minister of transport and mining and Joachim Schmillen, ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jamaica and The Bahamas, joined members of the Jamaican shipping fraternity as they celebrated the … More Kingston Takes First Step Towards A Dry Dock

Jamaica Welcoming World’s Largest Cruise Ship

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday November 22, 2016 – The world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, will make its inaugural call at the Falmouth Cruise Shipping Port in Trelawny today, bringing more than 6,000 cruise passengers to Jamaica. It will continue to make bimonthly calls at that port. Tourism Minister Edmund Bartlett said the arrival … More Jamaica Welcoming World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Modern pirates favor small boats

Modern pirates favor small boats and taking advantage of the small number of crew members on modern cargo vessels. They also use large vessels to supply the smaller attack/boarding vessels. Modern pirates can be successful because a large amount of international commerce occurs via shipping. Major shipping routes take cargo ships through narrow bodies of … More Modern pirates favor small boats