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The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director to the Bahamas Maritime  Authority Commodore Davy Rolle has resigned  after eight years of service.

The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Bahamas Authority Denis Lewis-Johnson at a press conference with details on the transition process.

“The BMA has established a Transition Committee made up of the Authority’s Deputy Directors, and led by Captain Dwain Hutchinson, who has been engaged with BMA for the past 21 years. .During the past five months there has been an in depth transfer of information between the Transition Team and CEO Rolle to  assure a smooth and seamless transition and handover,” said Lewis-Johnson.

The transition team will act as a handover team for the new CEO to maintain The Bahamas brand and service the ship-owners. Captain   Hutchinson will not be replacing Commodore Rolle. In fact, BMA has not made any decision on a replacement at the moment.

The former CEO says  he is open to do anything to promote the maritime industry.

“I welcomed the opportunity to service The Bahamas again in 2010 and I voluntarily use the occasion to demit office. I’ve come home to enjoy some of the fruits of my labour as well to enjoy The Bahamas itself,  having been away for the past nine years. I think there is lots I can offer. I’m available at no cost. I will volunteer to speak at schools to do whatever I can to promote this industry, ” Commodore Rolle said.

BMA is also on board for creating awareness of the maritime industry in The Bahamas. They are planning a maritime week to educate  young people about opportunities  available in the industry.

Mr. Rolle is the first  Bahamian managing director of BMA. He has been in the maritime industry for 38 years,  but worked for the government for 45 years.

Some of his accomplishments include managing The Bahamas IMO Member State audit, overseeing the strengthening of The Bahamas’ presence in Greece, the world’s largest ship owning country, through establishing a BMA office in  Piraeus, Greece and in Hong Kong. He also assisted with efforts to enhance The Bahamas’ yachting industry, and chaired the committee which oversaw the development of The Bahamas’ National Maritime policy.

His last day in office is January 12th of next year.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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