Mark Vanterpool, minister for communications and works in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), which played host to delegates attending the 14th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference in capital city Tortola last week, has commended the Caribbean Shipping Association (CSA) for fostering the development of the vital regional shipping industry since its inception in 1971.
"I encourage you to continue this very important work of information exchange, training and development of our human resources, and generally being the voice of the Caribbean shipping industry," Vanterpool told the delegates attending the conference, held from May 11-13. Nigel Woodsley from National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago asks pointed questions during the presentation on LNG on day two of the conference.
US drug enforcement authorities ask for increased vigilance among shipping interests to stem drug smuggling
Captain Robert W. Warren of United States Coast Guard has asked for increased vigilance and support from the Caribbean region's maritime interests to curb the marine drug transhipment trade.
Captain Warren was a special guest presenter at the 14th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference held in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. As commander of the Coast Guard's Sector San Juan, which encompasses the Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, he leads approximately 650 active duty, reserve and civilian men and women to conduct all Coast Guard missions. Captain Robert W. Warren of United States Coast Guard.