Tourism Awards Finalists Revealed


BASSETERRE (5th May,2017): Twenty-seven finalists will contend for various awards in the 2017 St. Kitts Tourism Experience Awards, which takes place on Saturday 20th May at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort.

The St. Kitts Tourism Experience Awards is the tourism industry’s most anticipated event. The event highlights and honors the achievements of individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions in making St. Kitts a premiere tourist destination.

The finalists are:

National Champion Award

  • Melanie Bennett- Christophe Harbour
  • Dale Kelley – iFlamboyant
  • Zack Nisbett – Mr. Culture

Employee of the Year Award

  • Arbon Arthurton – St. Kitts Marriott Resort
  • Marsha Thomas – Reggae Beach Bar and Grill
  • Tishon Liburd – Ocean Terrace Inn

The People’s Choice Award

  • Ashton Maynard- Timothy Beach Resort
  • Elvis Gumbs- Taxi Driver
  • Kenrick Fyfield-Jones- Taxi Driver

Pillar of the Industry Award (Individual)

  • Maurice Widdowson – Caribelle Batik
  • Verral Marshall- Marshall’s Restaurant
  • Uklin Richardson – Kisco Travel & Tours

Award of Excellence

  • Leonard Stapleton – Historian and Author
  • Jamielah Johnson – Ocean Terrace Inn
  • Janelle Francis – Janelle’s Taxi & Tour

Pillar of the Industry Awards (Business)

  • Carambola Beach Club
  • Reggae Beach Bar & Grill
  • Christophe Harbour Marina

Sustainable Tourism Award

  • Sky Safari
  • Ocean Terrace Inn
  • Ital Creations

Kittitian Experience Award

  • Hot Shot String Band
  • The Gallery Café- Rosie Cameron Smith
  • Sylvester’s Masquerade

Achievement of Excellence Award

  • Leeward Island Charters
  • Sky Safari
  • Ocean Terrace Inn