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Tourism industry personnel honoured

Tourism industry personnel honoured

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On Saturday, November 22, a number of persons were recognized for their contribution to the St Vincent and the Grenadines tourism industry.

In a Tourism Awards and Cocktail held at Hotel Alexandrina at Prospect, the Ministry of Tourism and the SVG Hotel & Tourism Association paid tribute to persons and establishments for their outstanding work during 2014.{{more}}

Awards were presented by the Ministry of Tourism to Casper Cambridge (Taxi Driver of the Year), Coldrick Ken Gregory Byron (Immigration Officer of the Year), Vermont Nature Trail (Tourism Site of the Year), and the Barrouallie Heritage & Tourism Association (Community Group of the Year).

Ten awards, sponsored by the CIBC First Caribbean International Bank, were presented by the SVG Hotel & Tourism Association to Dexter Richardson, Mariners Hotel (Gardener of the Year), Alma Richards, Young Island Resort (Room Attendant of the Year), Rose Claire Williams, Grenadine House (Waitress of the Year), Karen Primus, Beachcombers Hotel (Housekeeper of the Year), Joel Jack, Paradise Beach Hotel (Bartender of the Year), Susan Edwards, Rosewood Apartment Hotel (Front Office Person of the Year), Loretta Gill-Ballantyne, Beachcombers Hotel (Front Office Manager of the Year), Christopher John, Young Island Resort (Chef of the Year), John West, TMM Yacht Charters (Yachting Operator of the Year), and Grand View Beach Hotel for 50 years of continuous service.

Awards were also presented by the Ministry of Tourism to Glenroy Adams of Grenadines Dive – Dive Operator of the Year, and Laela Constantine of Grenadine House – Hotelier of the Year.

The Tourism Awards and Cocktails was part of the 2014 Tourism Month programme of activities.