||Last Updated: Apr 14, 2017 - 5:27:04 PM
ALL SMILES - Grand Bahama residents who attended the Cacique Awards on Saturday night at Baha Mar Convention Centre in Nassau were all smiles upon return home, at Grand Bahama International Airport, on Sunday, April 9. They won five of the nine categories they were nominated in. Seen among the arrivals is Ministry of Tourism Director for Grand Bahama, Betty Bethel at right, and Winner of the Minister of Tourism’s Award for Hospitality, Wilfred Solomon at left. (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn)
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Five Cacique Awards up for grabs on Saturday, April 8, went to Grand Bahama residents, with finalists in four categories. The event was held in Nassau at Baha Mar Convention Centre.
The purpose of the Cacique Awards is to recognize the role people and organizations have played in making a positive impact on the quality and growth of tourism in The Bahamas.
Phil Stubbs - Blue Ribbon Panel Award
Wilfred Solomon - Minister of Tourism’s Award for Hospitality
Wilfred Knowles - Willie Love Hospitality Award (accepted by son Darrin Knowles)
Roganna Wilchcombe/Vernetta Frith (Strawtacular) - Handicrafts Award
Evelyn Pinder-Dames - Human Resources Development Award
Della Bridgewater - Human Resources Development
Keith and Linda Cooper - Sustainable Tourism
Ethlyn Major - Minister of Tourism’s Award
Kevin Tomlinson - Creative Arts
Two new categories were added this year, and Grand Bahamians walked away with both of them.
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