IMLI has provided me the substantive international maritime knowledge and practical skills which will enable me to make contributions to Antigua and Barbuda’s Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping (ADOMS). I am better prepared to assist ADOMS’ goals to promulgate efficiency and effectiveness in its maritime administration and planning. I have obtained a broader understanding and sensitivity to all things maritime through rigorous training. Additionally, I have acquired a global network of peers and have interfaced with acclaimed shipping and law of the sea experts. With this exposure and knowledge, I will be able to effectively represent my country at the IMO, and other maritime organisations whilst assisting with our international ship and yacht registry, and supporting the Ocean Governance committee with a confidence and know-how only feasible due to my IMLI attendance.