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NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 29, 2017) -- The Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is the Ministry of Tourism's Hotel of the Year for 2016. The award was presented to the hotel, for the second consecutive year, at the Ministry of Tourism Awards Gala and Dance at the Four Seasons Resort on May 27, 2017.

This year the event was held under the patronage of Lemuel Pemberton. It was the final event in a month of tourism awareness activities dubbed "Exposition Nevis". The theme was "All Things Tourism".

A number of other awards were presented. Mr. Kerry Hendrickson was named Hotel Manager of the Year. Mr. Desmond Edmund was named as Tourism Employee of the Year. Mr. Morell Claxton was named Taxi Operator of the Year. Mr. Alfred Tyson was awarded for Nevisian Adventure while Ms. Rodney Elliott received the award for the Best Nevisian Culinary Experience.

Delisle Walwyn received the award for Outstanding Allied Services Company and TDC was named the Corporate Partner of the Year.

Ms. Sarah-Ann Daniel, Mr. Wayne Perkins, Ms. Maureen Archibald, Mr. Sylvester Pemberton, Mrs. Maira Parris, Ms. Yvonne Herbert, Ms. Cordell Martin and Ms. Wilma Herbert were awarded for their Long Service in the Hospitality Sector.

In the Special Awards category, Ms. Patricia Thompson and Mr. Davidson "Beef" Javis received the Nevis Tourism Star Award and Ms. Lydia Lawrence received the Creativity and Initiative Award.

Deputy Premier of Nevis and Minister of Tourism Hon. Mark Brantley, congratulated both nominees and winners. He told them it was their collection of winning smiles, warm personalities, passion for excellence and a can-do-attitude which is responsible for the status of the tourism industry on Nevis today.

Mr. Brantley, urged them to continue their exemplary performance, creative drive, spirit of entrepreneurship and to be proud ambassadors of a land they cherish and call home.

He assured that the Ministry of Tourism remains committed to its stakeholders and pledged to do all in its power to continue to support the development of tourism on the island.

The Minister, also used the opportunity to thank the ministry's staff for the efforts they put into Exposition Nevis. He said he looked forward to seeing the venture expanded even further in the future.

Among those present at the event were Premier of Nevis Hon. Vance Amory and the featured speaker Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Mr. Hugh Riley.

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