An event of splendor, glamour and majestic performances was held at the Melia Nassau Resort's Independence Ball Room Saturday, January 24th, as the Ministry of Tourism concluded its 50th anniversary celebrations with the prestigious 16th Cacique Awards.
There were 18 local and five international categories that were placed in the spotlight as the ministry honoured the best of the best in the country's hospitality industry.
The local categories included: Sales Executive of the Year, Handicraft, Chef of the Year, Supervisor of the Year, Cecil Rose's Sports and Leisure Award, Special Events, Human Resources Development, Manager of the Year, Creative Arts, Sustainable Tourism, Transportation, Local Airlines and Tour Operators, Employee of the Year, Hotelier of the Year, Minister's Award for Hospitality, Lifetime Achievement Award, People's Choice Awards Gospel and Secular respectively.
Read more: 16th Cacique Awards: A Night of Splendor and Glamour
16TH CACIQUE AWARDS WINNERS for (2014)
Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award
Nathaniel 'Piccolo Pete' Saunders
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16th Annual Cacique Awards Nominations Launched
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Ministry of Tourism officials are once again looking to honour the best of the best in the country's hospitality industry through the prestigious 16th Cacique Awards.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Melia Nassau Resort.
The proceeds of the Cacique Awards go to an outstanding student entering a full-time undergraduate degree program in Tourism Management & Hospitality or a related field of study at the College of The Bahamas.
Read more: 16th Annual Cacique Awards Nominations Launched
Nomination forms for the onshore awards are available On-line and throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to ensure that Cacique Awards are as representative as possible of the wishes of the entire population. This and all other aspects of the organization of the awards ceremony are under the direction of the Working Committee. Read more: Procedures:
Over the years names of and numbers of categories have been revised. Presently, there are 22 Cacique Awards categories, 16 of which are on-shore awards to be given to local industry leaders. Ten of the awards in this category are open to nominations by the general public. Six are the Bahamas Hotel Association Awards, and the remaining one is a popularity award selected by votes from the general public. The final four Caciques are given to outstanding tourism partners abroad. These are nominated by the Promotion Boards and the Ministry of Tourism and its offshore agencies.
Any member of the public may cast a nomination for the general awards, the Minster of Tourism’s Hospitality Award or the Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award. They may nominate as many persons as they wish. The same person may also be nominated for more than one award if he/she is making a contribution in more than one area.