Nassau, Bahamas -
The Bahamian Icon Awards grand black
tie event was held at the Independence Ballroom of the Sheraton Resort,
Cable Beach on July 13th. Hosted by David Wallace and Leslie Tynes, over 400 guests were entertained by a myriad of diverse
Bahamian performers including Sosa Man, Berlicia Saunders, Rik Carey,
Patrice Murrell, Shanique Thurston, Novie Pierre, Puzzle, Visage,
Sketch, Shakara Newton, Lady E, Dyson Knight, Bodine, D-Mac, The
Highgrove Singers and the cast of Election 2012 What Just Happened.
The organizers of the Bahamian Icon Awards are pleased to announce the 2013 award recipients in the following categories:
Fine Arts-Dorothy Miller (Straw Artisan)
Entertainment-Dillon “Dmac” McKenzie (Da Gaulin Song)
Education-Joseph Rolle (Boys Industrial School)
Tourism- Robert "Sandy" Sands (Baha Mar)
Sports- Ozzie Moore (Volleyball)
Journalism- Anthony Newbold (Legends- ZNS Network)
Finance- Wendy Warren (The Bahamas Financial Services Board) Entrepreneurship-Phillip Lightbourne (Phill's Food Service) Humanitarianism-Darcy Moss (K Pace After School Program)
Commerce- Atario Mitchell (Bahamas Striping)
“When I consider the magnitude of the impact that the Bahamian Icon Awards has had on the Bahamian Society, the only thing I feel is humbled”, said Addis T. Huyler, Founder and Executive Producer of The Bahamian Icon Awards.
“This program is much bigger than me or any one of us involved in the production. It represents validation for all those hard working Bahamians who give their all to their careers thinking no one was paying attention or no one cared. More so, it is an opportunity for us to reach back and support our future leaders through the Rising Star Scholarship at the College of The Bahamas. My committee and I are overwhelmed at the warm blanket of welcome that the Bahamas has given this organization and we are also immensely grateful to be the vessels through with this blessing might flow.”
Plans are already in the works for the 2nd Annual Bahamian Icon Awards. The date for next year’s show will be announced at a later date.
(All photos provided by The Bahamian Icon Awards)
About The Bahamian Icon Awards: The Bahamian Icon Awards acknowledges the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in various industries thus contributing to the overall development of the Bahamian community. Our Mission is to provide an achievable goal that inspires and encourages consistent efforts to achieve excellence and the fostering of good will. For more information visit www.bahamianiconawards.com.