PMAC elects executive committee
2021, August 1: The Port Management Association (PMAC) has a new Chairman. Darwin Telemaque, Vice Chairman of the Association since 2015, was elected on July 16, 2021, to lead the organization during the period 2021 to 2023.
Presently Chief Executive Officer of the Antigua Port Authority and Chairman of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Port Committee, the new PMAC Chairman was instrumental in the formation of the OECS Port Authority.
The Association’s election of officers, which followed the 24th Annual General Meeting (on June 23 and 24), brought one new face to the PMAC executive. Denzil James, Chief Executive Officer of the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) since February 1, 2016, was elected PMAC’s Vice Chair. Previously employed to the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), where he worked for 25 years, Denzil James was Advisor to the Governor when he left the Bank to assume his current position at the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority. He holds a Master of Science in Finance and Accounting.
The new PMAC Executive also includes Treasurer Walwyn Nichols of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Port Authority who had previously served the Association for six years; and Glenn Roach, Executive Secretary of the Association since 2007.
The new PMAC Executive acknowledged and lauded the contribution and dedication of outgoing Chairman, Bishen John, whose service to the Association began in 2015.
The Port Management Association of the Caribbean was established to replace the Port Management Association of the Eastern Caribbean, which was launched on May 16, 1988. The newly founded Association expanded its parameters and broadened the scope in order to facilitate its expanded work of port development beyond the states and territories of the Eastern Caribbean. Its inaugural meeting was held in Antigua on June 26, 1998.
The PMAC has 18 member ports across the four major language groups in the Caribbean. It has 29 Associate Members, including regional and extra-regional companies, organizations, universities and training institutions, as well as a wide range of marine services providers.