JAMAICA, Kingston (20 May 2015) – – His Excellency, Mr. Dwight Gardiner, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented his credentials to the Secretary-General on 18 May 2015 as the Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the International Seabed Authority.

Ambassador Gardiner is an Attorney at Law, a Notary Public, a captain in the Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force (Reserve) and a Commissioner of the Port Authority.

Involved in the maritime sector for over 30 years, Ambassador Gardiner previously served in the capacity of Vice Chairman of the Caribbean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, Maritime Advisor to the Government, Deputy Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and Senior Deputy Director and Registrar of Ships of the Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping. 

Ambassador Gardiner has been accorded numerous awards nationally, regionally and internationally for his contribution to the international maritime industry and in November 2014 received the award of ‘Outstanding Alumnus” from the World Maritime University.

Ambassador Gardiner will function as a Non-Resident Permanent Representative to the Authority.