Born: Nassau September 26 1952
Married to: Betty A. Roberts 37 years
Work Experience: 42 years in Food Distribution Industry
Vice Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2005, 2006, 2012
Commodore Nassau Yacht Club 2008, 2009
Served as Sandyport Homeowners Association Treasurer since December 2012.
ROBERT “SANDY” 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, 58, 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; Member, Vice Chairman and Director of AML Foods Ltd. and Director of Providence Advisors Ltd.; He also held previous Board Directorships with the Bahamas International Security Exchange (BISX), Bahamasair Director of National Insurance Board Director of Paradise Fisheries and The Bank of 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.