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Bendel Ebanks wins Stingray Award & celebrates 28 years at Cayman Turtle Centre

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Bendel Ebanks wins Stingray Award & celebrates 28 years at Cayman Turtle Centre
18Jul 2014

July 18, 2014…… Bendel “Benny” Ebanks, Tour Guide Supervisor, celebrated 28 years of service with the Cayman Turtle Centre on July 18th.

An integral part of the Turtle Centre family, Benny also took home the Long Service Award at the recent 11th annual Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) Stingray Awards.

Held at The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, the prestigious Cayman Stingray Tourism Awards commends those that have excelled in the hospitality industry. Awards are presented in all sectors of Cayman’s tourism industry including Accommodations, Allied, Attractions and Transportation, Restaurants and Watersports.

“With over 50 worthy recipients nominated it can be difficult to isolate a few individuals, but I do feel there was one individual in each category who clearly displayed they were well-deserving of the renowned Cayman Stingray Tourism Award and I congratulate each one of them for their commendable efforts within our industry” said Rod McDowall, Operations Manager of Red Sail Sports, who was part of this year’s Nomination Committee.

The Board, Management and Staff of th Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter extend our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Benny on these milestone achievements. Benny continuously demonstrates the hard work and dedication that have won him renown as a knowledgeable tour guide He has away with people and has made many friends over the years, displaying a true love for his Islands and his job.

For more information and admission rates, call the Cayman Turtle Centre: Island Wildlife Encounter on 949-3894, email or visit


Photo Caption: Bendel Ebanks receives the CITA Stingray Award for Long Service from CITA President Kenneth Hydes, accompanied by Cayman Turtle Centre Managing Director Tim Adam.