Oliver Seraphine launches Global Shipping in British Virgin Islands

Seraphin is president of Global Shipping
Seraphin is president of Global Shipping

Global Shipping, spearheaded by former Dominican Prime Minister, Oliver James Seraphin, has launched a new shipping service to provide a quality, safe and reliable service for the inter-Caribbean trade market.

This service was launched in the British Virgin Islands on March 22nd (2016) and will be operating out of the U.S./British Virgin Islands with trade routes to Dominica, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and St. Martin, Antigua and the Dominican Republic. Other trade ports would be added to the schedule in the near future.

The MV American liberty is the first of two vessels from Global Shipping to begin plying the route between the Caribbean islands, focusing on a trade route and schedules that are either absent or inadequately serviced at this time. MV ‘Sea Rambler’ is the second vessel operating out of St. Thomas, USVI. The vessels are fully air conditioned and equipped with refrigerated storage units.

There is a great demand for shipping between the islands of the Caribbean. Several governments, such as the government of Dominica, have expressed such a need.

Given the important role shipping plays in connecting Caribbean trade, the government of Dominica has allocated funds in its national budget to encourage entrepreneurial activity in the inter-regional shipping sector.

“This initiative provides the motivation and confidence that the Caribbean farming and business communities need to increase production through the availability of boats to transport goods that are produced and source products needed for production” said Seraphin, President of Global Shipping.

The M.V. American Liberty is expected to arrive in Dominica on April 17th and 18th to collect cargo for the British and US Virgin Islands.

The launch of Global Shipping is expected to increase and improve the trade traffic and movement of goods such as building materials, farming supplies, agricultural produce, beverages and other products available for trade between the Caribbean islands.

Seraphin says customers of this shipping service can expect competitive rates and a schedule conducive to demands and supply; as the final link in the chain for export that is much needed in the Caribbean trade sector.

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  1. June 23, 2016

    Congratulations Oliver Seraphine for Global shipping company. It’s a necessary service for everyone!

  2. truth
    March 28, 2016

    Thank God this country can now have what it has been missing for decades and I hope that the farmers take advantage of this opportunity, because when this initiative started 8 years ago it was for the sole purpose of improving the lively hood of farmers. I wish Mr.Seraphine well and hope that he makes good use of that which he has received that he did not have to work hard for.

  3. just commenting
    March 28, 2016

    I saw a comment on an earlier blogger on the demise of FLORAL GARDENS of OJ – the story about the hotel with beds and no mattress etc a dump?
    I was a visitor there when Buzz Aldrin -the astronaut- who went to the moon -who was with his wife there overnighting ..
    The hotel was the place of class facilities ambience and gardens which made that the place to go ..candlelight dinners with soothing music …internal mini waterfall ..and upscale diners with uniformed waitresses .
    The hotel won several awards including the YES award by the Eugenia Charles Government and several from Tour agencies in Europe ..the architecture was Anglo Saxon -French Deauville style and the gardens was with fountains etc
    Rooms were with artistic décor and very rustic with a tropical charm .The dump statement seem to have come from a person with their vindictive agenda ..we as” Lilliput” always cut with hatchets those who try.
    I look forward to a rebirth .
    So OJ tries again ..good luck ..

  4. recollect
    March 28, 2016

    Disrespecting those who genuinely serve our nation is the weakness of our people …Seem in the politics one must give credit to UWP who despite being a former Leader and PM of Labour appointed “DOCTOR” OJ as the Chairman of NDC in 1995-2000 under whose watctseh we saw the birth of the World Creole Festival in 1996-The UNESCO world HERITAGE SITE and the GREEN GLOBE certification for Dominica which were proposed and administered by the NDC . He was also appointed a Director of the AID Bank by the UWP in 1995.
    The reconstruction of the Old Mill as a cultural centre was under the watch of PM -OJ through the US AID sponsored Basic human need trust fund in 1979-1980.
    Seem strange that labor has totally ignored their own former leaders whilst embracing the well known FREEOM personalities which made Patrick John recent hospitalization such a case of interest
    Please pursue your vision OJ .I know it may be hard when you are ignored by your own kind ..but strive on

  5. giving due
    March 28, 2016

    “Doctor OJ” always a leading entrepreneur .
    FOUNDER of the First ever Local Dominican Airline -Dominica Airways in the 80,s ..followed by Dominique Airways recently .
    INITIATOR of Dominica’s first ever million dollar fishing boat -,the deep sea long Line fishing boat – “WHITE SEAL’ in the 80.s .
    Owner of the GREEN LANTERN NIGHT CLUB at NOW deep water site ..which was the home of SWINGING STARS —started the Friday night as a party NIGHT in DA ..Home of the Gay Lord,s power movement -Was a founder member as well .Manger of bands including the TONY VALMONT band ..The Prime Minister who with Gordon Henderson brought down the Haitian Band at their first visit to DA -TABOU COMBO and BIG YOUTH ..
    BROUGHT GRAMAX out to their first outing on foreign soil to Guadeloupe with the Dominica AIRWAYS
    Brought GRAMAX to the MIAMI super bowl in 1979-80 as PM where they played to the largest audience by any band from Dominica .
    Seem we have a tendency to disrespect those…

  6. Memory
    March 27, 2016

    O. j is a guy who have been always trying I applaud him for that; but I hope this project is not like,
    The Velvet Lizzard. Some of the folks of the late 60’s to early 70’s would know, not you young guys.
    ” The Velvet Lizzard your head shop” was located on river and Great George street and Kings lane.
    Ok O.J you are a good sales man good luck, but do the right thing.

  7. Anthony P. Ismael
    March 27, 2016

    “Lead the way, brother O.J. lead the way.”

  8. Original Mahaut Man
    March 25, 2016

    Oj is always a positive thinking individual.Way to go doctor OJ.

  9. Face the Facts
    March 25, 2016

    It takes an in-depth contemplation to note that the region was in need of such a service, then decide to establish this enterprise. It is a huge undertaking.
    My best wishes in your new venture.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 26, 2016

      Facts, for some reason or the other DNO did not print my comment on that, I do not know if it’s because I commented on his yellow shirt and tie eh!

      Seriously anyway, I do not know what he intends to trade between the islands he mentioned. What is trading? in my dumb dunce way I believe trading means the trading of something between traders; hence a station of a trader or trading company is established in separate regions where trade in products of local origin takes place.

      Let us agree he has a cargo ship, anything he has to trade between the islands mentioned with the exception of the Tortolla, all of the islands have practically the same thing! If there is company in Barbados, orTrinidad known to be manufactures have something to ship they ship after it is paid for or an agent holds an indemnity on the cargo on the island of destination: I know you do not understand what I am saying.

      Facts, I’ve been in the business of shipping, we had a ship, I can tell you there is…

      • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
        March 26, 2016

        Facts, I’ve been in the business of shipping, we had a ship, I can tell you there is nothing exciting about that. We were never able to get any cargo out of Dominica to any place; that guy don’t know what he is into that is only something in name only!

        Trading what with Haiti, perhaps he may carry some green bananas to hate, in return for what. A few there are charitable organizations here who feeds hundreds of thousands of people in Haiti. Every Sunday morning some religious grope on TV begging for money to buy food for people in Haiti, what do they have to trade!

        Talk is not even cheap anymore, if you do not believe me just look at you cell phone bill. Experiencing it is something else; been there done that!

  10. tj
    March 25, 2016


  11. Mighty LILLY-1979
    March 25, 2016

    Dr. OJ lead the way.

  12. The truth
    March 25, 2016

    Mister not seeing that government is only interested in making people more poor, ian Douglas came on marlin news Talking like they want people to be independent!please that’s a joke that is the truth

  13. ??????.....
    March 25, 2016

    And stop talking or criticizing and hatred. Here is a man who was PM and regardless of his political persuasion, he has decided to do what he is doing to benefit his island and bot just parlaying, hating, criticizing and sowing discord as a lot of opersons are doing here now. Take a leaf from this man as see what project lay sleeping in your head.

  14. Big Bannan
    March 25, 2016

    Another OJ, with another corny smile. haha.

  15. ok then
    March 25, 2016

    What happened to the proposal to the Government of Dominica? “Proposal presented to gov’t for transport of agricultural produce overseas.” some weeks ago.

  16. Really?
    March 25, 2016

    i am very happy to read this,alas we need plenty help here in Dominica not just in shipping,our people get to much stress from some of the big firms who thinks you must use my business.

  17. oseaue
    March 25, 2016

    congratulations Mr.seraphine I WISH you success and God’s blessings in your business.I just want to thank you on behalf of the people of Dominica this is a great need.when something positive happens I don’t see too many comments but I would like to let you know it is greatly appreciated, God bless.

  18. Man on the Ground
    March 25, 2016

    Mr Seraphine . is this the same two boats you are now talking about that you boss had promise to we Dominican to ship our produce out into other Islands. Just asking? global shipping & global people.

  19. March 25, 2016

    way to go friend

  20. Ras B
    March 25, 2016

    What does the MV before the ship names mean?

    Admin: MV stands for Motor Vessel. Follow the link below for some more information.

    • Eh
      March 27, 2016

      I thought it was ” Merchant Vessel”

  21. JP
    March 24, 2016

    All the best……….shipping line between ASIA (China) and Dominica? sigh…

  22. indira Ghandi
    March 24, 2016

    Good initiative
    just be fair,reasonable and honest with people and God will bkess your business

  23. RastarMarn
    March 24, 2016

    Garçon where is the website nuh so people can check see if they can start shipping stuff and what’s it going to cost dem!!!

  24. March 24, 2016

    Good job! O.J. you’re the man. I wish you the best of luck in this endeavor!!!

  25. March 24, 2016

    OJ silver bird wishes you all the best in this latest endeavor may the good Lord bless and guide you.

    March 24, 2016

    Fantastic idea!!! the seas get rough from time to time … stay with it, it’s a necessary service!

  27. Real Truth
    March 24, 2016

    Who is financing you Mr. Seraphin ?

    • Me
      March 27, 2016


  28. GB
    March 24, 2016

    Bravo Mr. Seraphine. Great move. I wish you all the best.

  29. dissident
    March 24, 2016

    Our government didn’t take you seriously so you carried your business to BVI. PM Skerrit has been promising us a boat like this for the very same purpose for years now!
    You good boy!
    All de time you were in Dominica with the vessel waiting on a response to a proposal that cabinet was supposed to consider.
    Short of saying PM Skerrit and his cabinet snubbed you so you took de proposal elsewhere!
    Skerrit needs to learn a thing or two from this regarding delivering on promises!

  30. V
    March 24, 2016

    Very great initiative and I agree with you LifeandDeath.

  31. LifeandDeath
    March 24, 2016

    Way to Go Mr. Seraphine..I wish many more of our Dominican Men and Women would initiate projects like these..

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