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National Liaison, Member

Talented and self-driven Marketing and Logistics Professional with 15 + years’ successful track record in providing port operations support to all levels of managers in distribution, customs brokerage and terminal operations. Hands-on experience in organizing events, coordinating with stakeholders and maintaining strong network linkages. Known as a team-player, passionate, dedicated, result-oriented person who is willing to accept new challenges, I am Kamara Lambert – a proud WiMAC-ite.

Liaison Alternate, Member

My name is Nicole Wickham Whyte, a Business Administration honors graduate of UCC and presently a student of University of South Wale. I am a mother of one biological daughter and a step son. I have been involved in shipping industry for over twenty (20) years. Presently I work at the Kingston Freeport Terminal Ltd (KFTL) formally Kingston Container Terminal (KCT) where I am a Yard Planner. I am also a Director of the Kiwanis Club of South St. Andrew and a Union Delegate at KFTL.

I am goal oriented, and always strive for excellent. I consider myself a leader and is always willing and ready to get down to the task at hand. I am humble to have been chosen as an Alternate Liaison Officer for the prestigious Woman in Maritime Association and the Caribbean (WiMAC). I am prepared to continue working with everyone and to provide support as we take this organization to higher heights.

WiMAC Jamaica

Women from across the Jamaica maritime sector gathered in the Air Jamaica building on Harbour Street, Kingston on Thursday, August 11, 2016 for the first meeting of the national chapter of the Women in Maritime Association, Caribbean (WiMAC). With over 33 women applying for WiMAC membership our goals of:

  1. Building contact and network list of 100 women working in the maritime sector in year 1
  2. Increasing WiMAC’s awareness via mass communication and social media
  3. Gain membership sign up of 50 and forging networking links within the first year
  4. Mentor and empower at least 3 students to continue their education and gain employment
  5. Raise US$5000 in the first 2 years
  6. Prepare strategies to implement to protect Jamaica’s marine coast and ocean

Achievements

  1. Email contact list of 120 women in the maritime industry in Kingston alone
  2. Two WiMAC publications in The Jamaica Gleaner and one survey with multiple email contacts on updating
  3. 36 new members signed up
  4. 2 Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) students (1 male, 1 female) gaining summer employment 2016 and 2 young girls of which one is a teenage mother applying to start September 2016 in the Youth Empowerment Program at the CMI School of Advanced Skills