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, 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 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


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


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.

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