2016 Grenada Sandals Diamond Winner…….An Inspiration in the Tourism Industry

Curtis Bailey

Curtis Bailey with Sandals La Source Hotel Manager, Supratik Guha

Curtis Bailey Wins Sandals Diamond Award

(St.  George’s,  Grenada)  20th  June  2017—  A  young  Grenadian’s  commitment  to  personal  improvement and service excellence has been recognized by Sandals La Source. Certified member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Curtis Bailey was named the  Sandals  La  Source  2016  Diamond  Winner  at  its  annual  Sandals  Prestige  Awards  held  recently.

Curtis began his service with Sandals La Source in 2014 as a Beach Attendant. His manager, Devon Boota recognized his potential and encouraged him to begin training in Scuba Diving. The GBSS graduate did not waste a minute and quickly signed up to be PADI certified, an opportunity provided to all Sandals’ staff free of cost. From there, he diligently worked his way up the ranks, moving from Open Water Diver to Rescue Diver within one year.

He  did  as  much  diving  as  he  could  and  in  2015  became  a  certified  Dive  Master  officially  joining Sandals Aqua Center Dive Team. From there he did not get complacent, but took on the challenge of the Sandals/ PADI Scuba Instructor programme in St. Lucia and excelled.

After  successful  completion  of  this  certification,  Curtis  kept  pushing  and  last  year  was  awarded by PADI as the top certification salesman, in the entire Sandals chain.

“Curtis Bailey is humble, diligent and disciplined. He is the employee who goes the extra mile to serve when called on. He also carries out his job with a high level of professionalism, which leads return visitors to request to dive with him specifically”, noted Boota.

CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Patricia Maher attended the Sandals La Source Prestige  Awards  and  delivered  a  presentation  on  the  ten  qualities  that  employees  can  control for their own excellence. She said, “Curtis’ story is certainly an inspirational one, showing young people in the service industry that hard work and dedication pays off.”

Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation Hon. Clarice Modeste-­‐Curwen, who was guest of honour at the Prestige Awards, congratulated young Curtis and wished him the best in his bright future  in  making  memorable  experiences  for  visitors  to  Pure  Grenada,  the  Spice  of  the  Caribbean.

Curtis Bailey will represent Grenada at the Sandals Ultimate Awards which will take place later this year in Jamaica. End

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