Nominations are now open for the 18th Annual Cacique Awards

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism encourages the Bahamian public to submit their nominations for the 18th Cacique Awards, beginning Monday, October 28th until January 31st, 2020

Nassau, Bahamas, October 28th 2019- The Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Hotel Association held the first annual Cacique Awards in 1996. At this juncture, the long-standing tourism partners joined their respective awards - the National Tourism Achievement Awards and the Hotel Industry Awards - to celebrate the finest in industry.

The 18th Cacique Awards, which celebrates the brightest and the best in the country’s hospitality industry, will be held at the Baha Mar Resort Convention Centre on May 23rd, 2020 under the theme, “Still Rockin”.

Ministry of Tourism’s Permanent Secretary Charles Albury, promises that this Cacique Awards will be an exciting celebration of Bahamians and encourages persons to nominate individuals in the industry.

“I encourage as many of you across The Bahamas to step forward and nominate for a Cacique Award, those deserving individuals and companies in the tourism and hospitality sector that have gone the extra mile to make our industry great,” Albury said.

Any member of the public may cast a nomination for the general awards, the Minister of Tourism's Hospitality Award or the Clement T. Maynard Lifetime Achievement Award. There is no limit to the number of persons that one person may nominate.

Additionally, the same person may be nominated for more than one award if he/she is contributing to more than one area. Where there is no Ministry of Tourism Office, nominations may be returned to the Administrator's Office on the Family Islands. Nominations for awards in the Hotel Sector must come from members of the Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association (BHTA) and meet BHTA criteria, sanctioned by the Cacique Blue Ribbon Panel. Nominations can be completed online at or forms can be collected at any Bahamas Ministry of Tourism office in the Family Islands or abroad.

The deadline for nominations is January 31st, 2020.

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