Stingray tourism award nominees announced

The winners of the 2015 Stingray Tourism Awards. This year's awards ceremony will be held on June 21 at The Ritz-Carolton, Grand Cayman.

Sixty-one people in 10 categories have been nominated for the annual Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards, which recognize the dedicated and talented workers in the hospitality sector.

Organized by the Cayman Islands Tourism Association, the awards gala will be held June 21 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, starting at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

This year, the Tourism Association received the most nominees in the award’s 13-year history, organizers said.

The nominees are:

Accommodations Employee of the Year

Maria Armas, Sunshine Suites

Ludivene Finelli, Sunshine Suites

Betise Bodden, Sunset House

Norman Henry, The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Aneita Williams, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Accommodations Manager of the Year

Fayola Cushnie, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Jennifer Mills, Southern Cross Club

Keisha Parcells-Robb, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Emilia Rodriguez, The Wyndham Reef Resort

Charlie Thompson, The Wyndham Reef Resort

Allied/Attraction/Transportation Employee of the Year

Roisin Dean, La Mer Spa, The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Craig Anderson, Atlantis Adventures

Delroy Irving, Atlantis Adventures

Shurnee Cohen Dawkins, Atlantis Adventures

Jay Mehta, Netclues

Lynne McGougan, Budget Rent-a-Car, Grand Cayman

Allied/Attraction/Transportation Manager of the Year

Oraine Lawrence, Budget Rent-a-Car, Grand Cayman

Nicholas Jackson, Active Capital

Gonzalo Pacheco, Dolphin Discovery

Restaurant Employee of the Year

Russel Enas, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Edith Gilbert, Island Taste Group

Arian Mesquia, Sunshine Grill

Jolene Nelson, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Brittani Seymour, The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Restaurant Manager of the Year

Jennifer Dodd, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Kayla Hopper, Sunshine Grill

Steve Griffon, The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Thinesh Madhavan, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Water sports Employee of the Year

Lee Buckingham, Sunset Divers

Tony Chisholm, Seasports

Devon D’Andrea, Red Sail Sports

Sarah Faulkner, Tortuga Divers (Red Sail Sports)

Lois Hatcher, Ocean Frontiers

Chris Torrie, Red Sail Sports

Elaine Shalvey, Cayman Islands Boat Rentals

Water sports Manager of the Year

Daniel Bond, Red Sail Sports

Carina Ecclefield, Seasports

Vinod Bondi, Go Pro Diving

Rising Star Tourism Award

Julissa Avila, The Wyndham Reef Resort

Kimberly Connolly, The Wick Candles and Scents

Eryka Ebanks, Ocean Frontiers

Federico ‘Freddy’ Ebanks, Red Sail Sports

Christian Esser, Wine School 3

Breanne Garner, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Thinesh Madhavan, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Jay Mehta, Netclues

Monefere Montague, The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Elaine Shalvey, CI Boat Rentals

Andrea Vieites, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

Long Service Award

Sydney Ayres, Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort

Daisy Ann “Annie” Bush, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Penny Cumber, Cayman Villas

Edith Gilbert, Island Taste Group

Patrick Kenny, Red Sail Sports

Jeoffery Parsons, Atlantis Submarines

Jeanette Pascual, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Angela Scott, Cayman Turtle Farm and Wildlife Encounter

Ericlyn Rivers, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Juanita Welds, The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort and Spa

Archie Whittaker, The Wyndham Reef Resort

Clara Bush Young, Caymanian Land and Sea Cooperative

Tickets are $90 per person or $850 for a table of 10. Contact the CITA office at [email protected] or call 949-8522. Tickets may be collected Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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