New board for Maritime Authority of Jamaica
The Rear Admiral Peter Brady-led Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) now has a new board of directors.
The members of the new board are: Dr Peter-John Gordon, chairman of the board and lecturer, Department of Economics - University of the West Indies; Kemel Allen, consultant banker; Saundra Bailey, group managing director - CGM Gallagher Insurance Brokers; Dr Kevin Harriott, competition bureau chief - Fair Trading Commission; Robert Kinlocke, director - Gateway Shipping International; Dr Nadine McCloud, lecturer, Department of Economics - University of the West Indies; Janice Miller, director economic affairs - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and Valerie Simpson, director of policy - Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing.
Simpson is the only member of the previous board who was retained.
The MAJ is a statutory arm of the government of Jamaica, a full-service maritime administration with International Maritime Organisation's "White List" accreditation.
The MAJ is the local focal point for the International Maritime Organisation and has various maritime responsibilities, including the administration of the Jamaica Ship Registry; the certification and welfare of its seafarers; receiver of wrecks; setting of safety standards for ship construction and navigation and marine-pollution prevention.
The operations of the MAJ are certified by the American Bureau of Shipping Quality Evaluators (ABSQE) to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard.