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Biographies for 2019 AGM Director Nominations

The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday March 29th, 2019. Registration will commence at 5:00pm and the meeting will be called to order at 5:30pm. 

Nominations for the 2019 vacancies on the Board of Directors  close March 15, 2019 (Article no. 52) and the deadline for the submission of proxy forms also closes March 15, 2019 (Article no. 46).


ROBERT SANDS                              

Robert “Sandy” Sands started his career at the Nassau Beach Hotel in 1971. He subsequently spent terms as General Manager at various hotels in the Caribbean and The Bahamas (Guyana Pegasus, Jamaica Pegasus, Carnival’s Crystal Palace Casino, Crystal Palace Riviera Tower (Formerly Cable Beach Hotel) and worked for three-years as Vice President & General Manager of the Nassau Wyndham Resort & Crystal Palace Casino before returning to the Nassau Beach Hotel in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism Administration from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

In 1993, he received the coveted Cacique “Hotelier of the Year” Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in The Bahamas. In 1997, he was awarded the Bahamas Silver Jubilee Medal for Tourism.

In May 2005, Baha Mar Ltd. announced the appointment of Robert Sands to Senior Vice President of Administration and External Relations. In this role, he assumed responsibility for the development and execution of Baha Mar’s government relations, corporate outreach initiatives, all government and external affairs, industrial relations and human capital programs.

Mr. Sands, 64, is the Honorary Consul General to Japan, President of The Bahamas Hotel Employer’s Association; the Past President and a Director of The Bahamas Hotel Association; Trustee both of The Hotel Industry Management and Allied Pension Funds; Past Chairman and Director of The Nassau/Cable Beach/Paradise Island Promotion Board; Member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; Member of the Vestry, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church; Director, Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home. Mr. Sands holds various other Directorships in The Bahamas.

He is married to former Senator The Honourable Michelle Pindling-Sands. He has five children; Delano, Omar, Ashley, Lauren and Holly and one grandchild.

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Chairman since December 2012.


JACQUES CARLINO     

 

Jacques Carlino is a resident of Sandyport. Jacques was born in France of Italian parents.

Jacques completed his culinary and catering studies in France but spent most his career managing and owning Michelin Stars restaurants in London including The Square in Mayfair and the Ledbury in Notting Hill. During his career in London Jacques was voted as one of the most influential people in the restaurant industry by the Financial Times and the Sunday Times.

He emigrated with his wife from London to the Bahamas in 2007. He has two children ages 9 and 11. Jacques is the owner of Blue Sail Restaurant located on the Sandyport beach and Blue Caviar catering.

Jacques has always been supportive of local charities and gives generously every year. Jacques has served on the Board of Directors of several communities in France and is familiar with the requirements for being an effective Board Member.


MARVIN STUART              

Marvin has been an Owner at Sandyport since February 2017. He is a successful local entrepreneur who has built one of the Bahamas’ most significant electrical companies. Marvin is a Phase 3 Electrical contractor who has studied at the College of the Bahamas.

Marvin was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and moved to Nassau in 1991. He is a member of the Nassau Chamber of Commerce and is an active supporter of local charities and community events. As an alumnus, he is also a committed supporter of the College of the Bahamas and an advocate for local education. He has three sons – Nathan, Ethan and Jonathan – who are aged 14, 9 and 7 respectively. Marvin has a great connection to the sea, and likes to spend any spare time on his boat, fishing, swimming and diving.

 

 
 

LAUREEN SINGH    

Laureen Singh, I am a Canadian Citizen and a resident of the Bahamas for 5 years now. My educational background includes Social work, family therapist and a geography high school teacher. Previously I’ve lived in Vancouver, India, London and now Bahamas…though my favorite place. I would like to nominate myself because I love living in Sandyport, I see many opportunities for our lovely community and also see this as an opportunity to meet and engage with everyone. I look forward to meeting with you all soon. 

 


COSTA BERDANIS              

Mr. Constantinos J Berdanis started his Development and Construction Company in 1995. His knowledge and expertise would be a great asset in assisting the community in reaching their goals. Mr. Berdanis is married with three boys.


GILBERT WARD            

 

Gilbert A. Ward of Lot 11 (no.1) Governor’s Cay has been a Sandyport resident and homeowner for the past 16 years and is now experiencing retirement, since the death last year of his wife Angela. He was an Attorney at Law for 48 years and was also a Director and Chairman of the Sandyport Homeowners Association Limited for the year 2010, the transition year from the ownership and control of the Association by the Developers, to the ownership and control by the home and lot owners. He, together with two others put up $30,000.00 in 2010 to create the current residential entranceway (it did not always look like that) and, as the Association in those days had no surplus funds, he donated a golf cart for the use of the security guards, when most of the other golf carts at that time were out of service due to age and constant use. In keeping with his desire for service above self, he is committed to the overall greater good of the residential community in Sandyport.


ROGER SEIVRIGHT        

Roger is the Managing Director of Unique Vacations (Bahamas) Limited (UVL).  Unique Vacations Limited is an affiliate of Unique Travel Corp., the Worldwide representative for Sandals and Beaches Resorts where Roger has been employed for 18 years.  UVL’s primary objective is to provide operational and information technology support to Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Roger’s Primary Areas of Direction Include:

  • Information Technology
  • Online/Digital Marketing
  • Audit and Quality Assurance
  • Call center management throughout the Caribbean

EDUCATION

Roger attended primary school in Jamaica, boarding school in the United Kingdom and went to College in the United States of America.

BACKGROUND

Roger was born in Kingston, Jamaica and has lived in the USA and the UK. He has been living with his wife and daughters in Sandyport for 9 years and is a homeowner.  


CRAIG LINES                        

Mr. Craig Lines and family have been residents is Sandyport for over ten years.  Mr. Lines is President of LOM Financial (Bahamas) Limited, a Wealth Management Firm.   He currently serves as a Director on numerous Boards in addition to acting as an Adviser to many international companies.  Mr. Lines holds degrees in Management and Economics and has over twenty years experienced in corporate governance.   Previously he agreed to serve on Sandyport’s Board in 2011. 

Craig’s interests are boating and water sport related activities.  He lives with his wife, Kim and two teenage boys, Aiden & Jason on Governors Cay.

Biographies for 2019 AGM Director Nominations

The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday March 29th, 2019. Registration will commence at 5:00pm and the meeting will be called to order at 5:30pm. 

Nominations for the 2019 vacancies on the Board of Directors  close March 15, 2019 (Article no. 52) and the deadline for the submission of proxy forms also closes March 15, 2019 (Article no. 46).


ROBERT SANDS                              

Robert “Sandy” Sands started his career at the Nassau Beach Hotel in 1971. He subsequently spent terms as General Manager at various hotels in the Caribbean and The Bahamas (Guyana Pegasus, Jamaica Pegasus, Carnival’s Crystal Palace Casino, Crystal Palace Riviera Tower (Formerly Cable Beach Hotel) and worked for three-years as Vice President & General Manager of the Nassau Wyndham Resort & Crystal Palace Casino before returning to the Nassau Beach Hotel in 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts Degree in Hospitality Management and Tourism Administration from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

In 1993, he received the coveted Cacique “Hotelier of the Year” Award for his outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in The Bahamas. In 1997, he was awarded the Bahamas Silver Jubilee Medal for Tourism.

In May 2005, Baha Mar Ltd. announced the appointment of Robert Sands to Senior Vice President of Administration and External Relations. In this role, he assumed responsibility for the development and execution of Baha Mar’s government relations, corporate outreach initiatives, all government and external affairs, industrial relations and human capital programs.

Mr. Sands, 64, is the Honorary Consul General to Japan, President of The Bahamas Hotel Employer’s Association; the Past President and a Director of The Bahamas Hotel Association; Trustee both of The Hotel Industry Management and Allied Pension Funds; Past Chairman and Director of The Nassau/Cable Beach/Paradise Island Promotion Board; Member of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army; Member of the Vestry, St. Christopher’s Anglican Church; Director, Elizabeth Estates Children’s Home. Mr. Sands holds various other Directorships in The Bahamas.

He is married to former Senator The Honourable Michelle Pindling-Sands. He has five children; Delano, Omar, Ashley, Lauren and Holly and one grandchild.

Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Chairman since December 2012.

 


MARVIN STUART              

Marvin has been an Owner at Sandyport since February 2017. He is a successful local entrepreneur who has built one of the Bahamas’ most significant electrical companies. Marvin is a Phase 3 Electrical contractor who has studied at the College of the Bahamas.

Marvin was born in Freeport, Grand Bahama, and moved to Nassau in 1991. He is a member of the Nassau Chamber of Commerce and is an active supporter of local charities and community events. As an alumnus, he is also a committed supporter of the College of the Bahamas and an advocate for local education. He has three sons – Nathan, Ethan and Jonathan – who are aged 14, 9 and 7 respectively. Marvin has a great connection to the sea, and likes to spend any spare time on his boat, fishing, swimming and diving.

 

 
 

LAUREEN SINGH    

Laureen Singh, I am a Canadian Citizen and a resident of the Bahamas for 5 years now. My educational background includes Social work, family therapist and a geography high school teacher. Previously I’ve lived in Vancouver, India, London and now Bahamas…though my favorite place. I would like to nominate myself because I love living in Sandyport, I see many opportunities for our lovely community and also see this as an opportunity to meet and engage with everyone. I look forward to meeting with you all soon. 

 


COSTA BERDANIS              

Mr. Constantinos J Berdanis started his Development and Construction Company in 1995. His knowledge and expertise would be a great asset in assisting the community in reaching their goals. Mr. Berdanis is married with three boys.


GILBERT WARD            

 

Gilbert A. Ward of Lot 11 (no.1) Governor’s Cay has been a Sandyport resident and homeowner for the past 16 years and is now experiencing retirement, since the death last year of his wife Angela. He was an Attorney at Law for 48 years and was also a Director and Chairman of the Sandyport Homeowners Association Limited for the year 2010, the transition year from the ownership and control of the Association by the Developers, to the ownership and control by the home and lot owners. He, together with two others put up $30,000.00 in 2010 to create the current residential entranceway (it did not always look like that) and, as the Association in those days had no surplus funds, he donated a golf cart for the use of the security guards, when most of the other golf carts at that time were out of service due to age and constant use. In keeping with his desire for service above self, he is committed to the overall greater good of the residential community in Sandyport.


ROGER SEIVRIGHT        

Roger is the Managing Director of Unique Vacations (Bahamas) Limited (UVL).  Unique Vacations Limited is an affiliate of Unique Travel Corp., the Worldwide representative for Sandals and Beaches Resorts where Roger has been employed for 18 years.  UVL’s primary objective is to provide operational and information technology support to Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Roger’s Primary Areas of Direction Include:

  • Information Technology
  • Online/Digital Marketing
  • Audit and Quality Assurance
  • Call center management throughout the Caribbean

EDUCATION

Roger attended primary school in Jamaica, boarding school in the United Kingdom and went to College in the United States of America.

BACKGROUND

Roger was born in Kingston, Jamaica and has lived in the USA and the UK. He has been living with his wife and daughters in Sandyport for 9 years and is a homeowner.  


CRAIG LINES                        

Mr. Craig Lines and family have been residents is Sandyport for over ten years.  Mr. Lines is President of LOM Financial (Bahamas) Limited, a Wealth Management Firm.   He currently serves as a Director on numerous Boards in addition to acting as an Adviser to many international companies.  Mr. Lines holds degrees in Management and Economics and has over twenty years experienced in corporate governance.   Previously he agreed to serve on Sandyport’s Board in 2011. 

Craig’s interests are boating and water sport related activities.  He lives with his wife, Kim and two teenage boys, Aiden & Jason on Governors Cay.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting 2019

To: The shareholders of 
Sandyport Homeowners Association Limited

            Take Notice that the Annual General Meeting of the Company will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday March 29th, 2019 commencing at 5:30pm.

Forms of Proxy are hereby circulated to shareholders for those who wish to have someone else represent them or to cast their vote. On completion of the form of proxy, same should also be sent to the Secretary via the Office on or before Friday the 15th day of March A.D. 2019. Where shares are held by companies, the company must send in a form of proxy designating an individual to cast the vote on its behalf.

Forms of Proxy are hereby circulated to shareholders for those who wish to have someone else represent them or to cast their vote. On completion of the form of proxy, same should also be sent to the Secretary via the Office on or before Friday the 15th day of March A.D. 2019. Where shares are held by companies, the company must send in a form of proxy designating an individual to cast the vote on its behalf.

Nominations to serve on the Board of Directors will be accepted until Friday March 15th, 2019. Nominations should be made by email to nominees@sandyportmanagement.com and include a short biography together with a photograph.

Shareholders who are joint owners or owners as tenants-in-common must send in to the Company Secretary (in care of the office) in writing the name of the shareholder who they have authorised to cast the vote on behalf of the said joint owners or tenants – in –common.

Dated this February 8th, 2019

Robert Sands
Chairman

Download notice and proxy forms


Agenda

  1. The Chairman will call the meeting to order.
  2. It will be determined whether the requirements for a quorum have been satisfied.
  3. To review and adopt the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting of the Company.
  4. To elect Four (4) Shareholders to serve as Directors of the Company for a period of Two (2) years (Article no. 25).
  5. To review the audited Financial Statements for the financial year ending December 31st, 2018.
  6. To consider and approve the Budget for the financial year 2019.
  7. To receive, consider and adopt the report of the Directors.
  8. To approve of the appointment of auditors for the ensuing year and to authorize the Directors to fix the remuneration of the Auditors.


Notes

  1. Any shareholder entitled to attend and vote at the Annual General Meeting of the Company shall be entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote in the members stead and the proxy holder need not be a member of the Company.
  2. Proxies shall be either left at the Sandyport Management Office in Olde Towne, or communicated to the General Manager, via email. Proxies must be received at least fourteen (14) days before the start of the meeting (Article no. 46).
  3. Election of Directors shall be by secret ballot. Every member present in person or by proxy shall have one vote for each share held.

Beach Lane Parking Lot Closure

To all residents 

Please be advised that Island Pavers will be installing a sealant on the Northern Side of the Beach Lane parking lot commencing Friday August 18th,2017 at 8am. This process will last until Monday August 21st, at 8am. Please ensure all vehicles and private property is removed and placed on the Southern side of the parking lot or in one of our common area parking spaces. Please refrain from driving or walking in this area until this process is completed. Should you require any further information or assistance with relocating your vehicle please contact our security department at 327-6943 select the #1 and then selected #1 again. Thanking you in advance for your cooperation in this process.

Attempted Vehicle Hijack – JFK Drive past Airport Industrial Park

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Please be advised of the following alert reportedly issued by the Lyford Cay Property Owners Association regarding an incident which allegedly occurred Saturday (25 May 2013) – this past weekend:

“We would like to inform and caution you about the following incident which occurred outside the Cay early this morning: –  At 2:49 AM, of this date a resident reported to Lyford Cay Security Control that while travelling East on JF Kennedy Drive in area just passed Airport Industrial Park, he observed a vehicle behind him with its headlights on full, he slowed down to allow vehicle to pass of which a Silver Kia Sportage SUV possibly 2011 or 2012 pulled up alongside him, and cut in front, his instinct were to reverse his vehicle, one male wearing a green shirt was running towards him and  pointing a handgun in his direction, he turned his vehicle around and headed back towards Lyford Cay as fast as he can, of which same vehicle was pursuing him; when he arrived in the area of Solomon Fresh Market, he noticed 3 cars travelling towards them , the vehicle slowed down, and upon his arrival to Cay he noticed that he was no longer being chased. Lyford Cay Security escorted then him to Lyford Cay Police Station to give a statement. Please exercise caution and be attentive to your surroundings at all times and, report any suspicious activities to Lyford Cay Security immediately at 362-4555/4444.”   Here is additional guidance on “what to do if you suspect that you are being followed” courtesy of the Old Fort Bay POA:

1.       Should you suspect you are being followed do not panic.
2.       Do not show fear by slowing down or speeding up.
3.       Proceed directly to the nearest Police Station, or a security check point of a gated community such as Old Fort Bay or Lyford Cay.
4.       Use your cell phone to alert the police or the security check point of choice.
5.       Be sure to give your location and direction of travel and description of your vehicle and if possible the description of the vehicle you suspect is following you.  The Police Emergency Number is 919
6.       Please note if you are in the vicinity of the airport, there is an Airport Police Station at the Airport Roundabout.  Airport Police Station: The Telephone Number is 377-8213 or 377-8391.
7.       Alternatively, if you are in the Cable Beach area, there is a Cable Beach Police Station between Commonwealth Bank and Fidelity Bank. Cable Beach Police Station: The Telephone Number is 327-8800
8.       Please be reminded of The Old Fort Bay Security Command Center Numbers:  362-6001 or 6003 or 362-5740
9.       You may want to include any emergency numbers in your cell phone.   Thanks again to representatives from Old Fort Bay (POA) and the Lyford Cay (POA) for sharing this important information which helps to safeguard our collective communities.

Local Pre-Schoolers to Raise Funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Pre-schoolers from Tambearly School and The Meridian School will host a St. Jude Trike-A-Thon the week of January 24 in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. A tradition for more than 25 years, Trike-A-Thon is a fun, week-long curriculum for daycare centers and pre-schools. Children learn riding-toy safety lessons through a series of interactive stories from special characters, Bikewell Bear® and Pedals the Bunny®.  Dora the Explorer, Nick Jr.’s beloved character, appears in two television spots on Nick Jr. inviting children to participate in the program.

At the end of Trike-A-Thon week (Friday January 28) participating children will bring their trikes or riding-toys to the specially marked and supervised course at Sandyport to practice the safety lessons they have learned and raise funds for the hospital. The community can sponsor children in Trike-A-Thon by pledging an amount-per-lap the kids ride or make a one-time donation.

“Every child saved at St. Jude means children saved around the world – a direct result of cutting-edge research and treatment that set the standard in treating deadly childhood diseases,” said Alice Langford, Principal of Tambearly School.”  Through events like Trike-A-Thon, children in The Bahamas can support the St. Jude mission of finding cures and saving children everywhere.”

The Sandyport Trike-A-Thon event is sponsored by Sandals Foundation (the Philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International committed to improving education, communities and the environment throughout the Caribbean) Sandals Resorts International are the owners and operators of Sandals Royal Bahamian on Cable Beach in Nassau.

St. Jude depends on community-based fundraising programs like Trike-A-Thon. At St. Jude, families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance and no child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.

In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted charity in the United States and was also named the top children’s cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to www.stjude.org.

For more information please contact: Stanja Seivright at 357-7381.

Vacant lots and buildings under construction

The Board of Directors requires that owners of vacant lots or incomplete construction be made aware of the terms of the Restrictive Covenants and are hereby served notice to remedy any breaches before December 29th, 2010. In accordance with the License Agreement, the Licensee shall be liable ‘to pay all costs and expenses (including Attorney’s fees) incurred by the Licensor for the purpose of or incidental to the preparation and service of a notice requiring the Licensee to remedy a breach of any covenants or conditions on the part of the Licensee contained herein.’ Specifically, breaches of the following Restrictive Covenants have been observed:

24 No burning or incineration of any trash, garbage, garden cuttings or other rubbish shall be permitted on any lot. No trash, garbage or other rubbish shall be permitted to accumulate on any lot otherwise than in a container or containers provided therefore by the owner and shall not ordinarily be visible from the street or waterways and if after Thirty (30) days’ notice the owner shall fail or refuse to keep his lot free of refuse piles or other unsightly objects then the Vendor may enter upon the lot and remove the same at the expense of the owner and such entry shall not be deemed a trespass.

25 No trailer boat recreational vehicle tent tree house or other similar out-building structure or article shall be placed on any lot at any time either temporarily or permanently that is not adequately screened so that is not ordinarily visible from the street or waterways.

27 No owner shall allow any structure on his lot to fall into a state of disrepair nor weeds, under brush or unsightly growth to remain thereon and all garden areas shall be landscaped groomed and maintained in a reasonable manner and all walls roofs and other structures whatsoever properly painted and decorated in keeping with the high standards of the Sandyport Development as a whole. If the owner shall fail to maintain his structures or landscaping after notice in writing then the Vendor may enter upon the lot and undertake necessary repairs or landscaping at the expense of the owner and such entry shall not be deemed a trespass.

29 No building or other structure shall remain unfinished for more than One (1) year after the same shall be commenced.