Biographies for 2021 AGM Director Nominations

The Annual General Meeting will take place at the Gazebo located in Phase 5 (adjacent to the pond) on Friday, April 23rd, 2021. 

voting extended hours 1:00pm to 5:00pm.                                                     

Nominations for the 2021 vacancies on the Board of Directors close April 16th, 2021 (Article no. 52), and the deadline for the submission of proxy forms also closes April 16th, 2021 (Article no. 46).

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 its goals. Mr. Berdanis is married with three boys.

 


ROGER SEIVRIGHT        

Roger is the former 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 20 years.  UVL’s primary objective is to provide operational and information technology support to Sandals and Beaches Resorts.

Roger’s Expertise Includes:

  • Information Technology
  • Online/Digital Marketing
  • Audit and Quality Assurance
  • Call Center Management
  • Operational Systems Development
  • Real Estate 

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 11 years and is a homeowner.  


ANTIONETTE TURNQUEST    

                  

Antionette Turnquest is an accomplished Human Resource professional with a diverse career across several industries.

Presently, Antionette is the Human Resources Director at Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL), a position she’s held since March 2019. In her role, she is responsible for leading talent management of more than three hundred associates across The Bahamas.

Before joining CBL, Antionette has held executive Human Resource management roles at several leading companies in The Bahamas. She served as Head of Human Resources for First Caribbean CIBC Bahamas and Turks & Caicos from 2015 to 2019 and Assistant General Manager for HR & Training at The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) from 2007 to 2015. In each capacity, she drove comprehensive strategies to manage employees and overall workplace culture.

Antionette’s career in HR was spurred by her keen interest in industrial relations. She joined the Kerzner International team as a Labour Relations Manager in 2002. In this position, her responsibilities included ensuring the companies’ compliance with labour Laws, providing training and support to Management, enforcing company policies, and representing the company in industrial relations matters. Just two years later, she joined The Bahamas Hotel Employer’s Association as its Director of Industrial Relations. In this position, Mrs. Turnquest represented the hotel owners in New Providence and Paradise Island and assisted in maintaining a stable industrial relations environment within the hotel industry.

Mrs. Turnquest’s career began as an Associate in the litigation department at the Graham Thompson & Co. law firm. Her practice encompassed a broad range of areas from banking to Labour Law.

Antionette has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of the West Indies, completing her LLB in 1998. She completed her studies at The Eugene Dupuch Law School and was admitted as a Counsel and Attorney to the Bahamas Bar in 2000. Antionette also holds an Associates of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature from the College of The Bahamas and graduated from Saint Augustine’s College in 1993.

Apart from her professional responsibilities, in her spare time, she enjoys reading, sporting activities, and cooking. She is married to Marco M. Turnquest, a Partner at the law firm of Lennox Paton & Co and they have 3 children, Nicholas, Adam & Lauryn.

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LLEWELLYN CARTWRIGHT

 

Llewellyn has been a practicing attorney for over 26 years in The Bahamas and founded Harley James Law in June 2020.

He provides advice to international and domestic air carriers as well as numerous private clients; property acquisition; corporate entities; immigration and estate planning.

Llewellyn has established himself as the go-to lawyer in The Bahamas for Aviation Law and is recognized as a leading authority in the jurisdiction. As a licensed air transport pilot, he has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry having flown commercially for airlines both in the US and The Bahamas.

Since 2012, he has been a strong proponent on the enhancement of the country’s aircraft registry to compete with other leading international registries to enable the civil aviation sector to become self-sustaining. He has served on the Registry Development and the Cape Town Convention Steering Committee and has also assisted The Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority with the drafting of regulations for the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); commonly referred to as drones.

Llewellyn has authored numerous articles, contributed a chapter to a leading publication, and has spoken at several international conferences in relation to Aviation Law in The Bahamas. In addition to his positions held on governmental and statutory bodies in the aviation sector, including the Air Transport Advisory Board, he is also a former member of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB).

He is a member of Bars of England & Wales (Honourable Society of the Inner Temple), The Bahamas, and the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Master’s degree in Aviation Science.

Llewellyn has been a member of the Sandyport community since 1992 and still regards it as one of the most desirable places on the Island in which to live.

 

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