Ministry of Tourism Updates
2013 Cacique Minister's Award for Hospitality goes to Elliott Green
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Jan 30, 2013 - 1:17:46 AM

Bahamas Minister of Tourism, the Hon Obie Wilchombe presents the Minister's Award for Excellence in Hospitality to Elliott Green of Mangrove Cay. Photo: Azaleta Ishmael-Newry for

Nassau, Bahamas -
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism held their 15th annual Cacique Awards on January 27th, 2013. The event awards excellence and is the highest honour in the Bahamian tourism industry.

The Minister's Award for Hospitality, presented by the Minister of Tourism himself, the Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe was given to Elliott Green. 

Elliott Green has contributed to the development of Tourism in The Bahamas by building the first full service hotel in Mangrove Cay, Andros.   He was born in Mangrove Cay but started his career in the hotel industry as a busboy in the Victoria Hotel in Nassau.  He then went on to the Carlton House, Emerald Beach Hotel and the Holiday Inn.  When he joined the staff of the Holiday Inn in the United States, he became a trainer for waiters and bartenders.

After many years working in the US,  Elliott returned to The Bahamas in 1990 to fulfill his dream of building his own hotel property in this hometown of Mangrove Cay.  It was realized in 1994 when he completed the first phase of the Mangrove Cay Inn - four air conditioned rooms, a lounge, and, a restaurant and bar. By 2,000 the Mangrove Cay Inn grew to 12 rooms.  Prime Ministers, Celebrities, CEO's and locals all talk about Mr. Green's hospitality and the level of service he offers. He is indeed a true Bahamian ambassador.

(from the Cacique program) 

Stuart Bowe, winner for the Cacique 2013 Hotelier of the Year Award (right) with Robert, Sandy Sands, VP Administration and External Affairs, Baha Mar. Photo: Azaleta Ishmael-Newry for

Stuart Bowe - Hotelier of the Year, Atlantis Resort

Veteran hotelier Stuart Bowe's success is a testament to the importance of hard work, dedication and a willingness to learn and adapt.  He presently is senior vice president and general manager of Coral Beach Towers at the Atlantis Resorts, Paradise Island. He has over 20 years of experience within the hospitality industry covering all areas of operations including, financial management, business planning, process improvement, team development and has been a key player in preparing hotels and employees for grand openings.

Some of the other winners were : Sports Leisure and Events - Malcom Spencer, Abacom/Abaco; Creative Arts - Merlon Thompson, Androsia;  People's Choice Awards/Gospel - Adrian Edgecombe; Manager of The Year - Ricard Brown, Atlantis; Chef of the Year - Devon Johnson, Sheraton; Transportation - Captain Eugene Munroe, Harbour Pilot. - Full Results will be posted soon.

A tribute to Jackson Burnside Photo: Azaleta Ishmael-Newry for

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