BHA Honours Farrington As Lifetime Director

The Bahamas Hotel Association (BHA) has honoured J. Barrie Farrington as a lifetime director of the 57 year-old organisation.

"Barrie Farrington has led an exemplary professional and civic life.

"He is the consummate model of determination, ambition and hard work, which has led to his becoming a true Bahamian success story," said BHA president Robert Sands.

"From humble beginnings, he has by his own hard work and single-mindedness of pursuit risen to the top of his profession, and has built a sterling reputation not only here in the Bahamas but also in the wider tourism world for his hard work, integrity and expertise."

Mr Farrington has served as the Bahamas Hotel Employers Association's president for 22 years, having been a member of that organisation and the BHA for more than 25 years. He has served as a member of the BHA's Board of Directors during that time.

Starting in 1954 as an accounts clerk with the Nassau Yacht Haven and Pilot House Hotel, by 1967 he had progressed to become president of that company.

He later joined Resorts International and served as senior vice-president of administration, a position he continues to hold with Kerzner International.

"JB's example of service above self is legendary amongst hoteliers," Mr Sands added.

"Further, in the wider community he given much of his time and tremendous talent to a range of causes and public service.

"He has mentioned, coached, motivated, trained and shared many of his life's lessons with so many of us, and for this we are grateful."

Source: The Tribune