ACMF President sends New Year message to CMU students and staff

By January 10, 2019Uncategorized

There are not too many new years in my professional life to rival New Year 2019.  In part, because I am so very honored to lead the ACMF team as we work to achieve more of our objectives in support of the Caribbean Maritime University in the new year.

We begin 2019 with an extraordinary opportunity to collaborate with our partner, Royal Caribbean International (RCI).  On January 11th, I’ll be joined by your president, Dr. Fritz Pinnock; Dr. Brenda Cleare, President of the LJM Maritime Academy (Bahamas), Royal Caribbean International, and Bahamian government officials and friends in The Bahamas.  The occasion is the launch of the ACMF Royal Caribbean Scholarship program and we will award the first two ACMF Royal Caribbean Scholarship recipients to begin studies at the CMU in January.

The occasion is especially important because it is the very model for the type of strategic endeavours that the ACMF will undertake in 2019 and beyond in order to achieve our mission.  It is a privilege to work with a company like RCI that believes in what we do, and appreciates the critical role of the CMU in the Caribbean.

It is also gratifying to work with Dr. Pinnock and his team and to increase in the new year the number of scholarships and funding beyond what we have already made to the CMU.  We remain inspired by the remarkable achievements of the CMU and know that you will continue to go from strength to strength in transforming lives and playing an important role in shaping the Caribbean maritime sector.

We covet the CMU’s prayers and will keep the CMU in ours for good success in the new year.

Geneive Brown Metzger, LLD Hon

President

American Caribbean Maritime Foundation