Bell Captain Recognized For 58 Years Of Service

March 2, 2015

Last Friday, Premier Michael Dunkley joined His Royal Highness [HRH] ‎Prince Abdullah bin Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and the management and staff of Elbow Beach Bermuda to recognise the long service of Mr. Shirley Hunt.

With 58 years of service under his belt, he is one of the longest serving members of staff at the Elbow Beach where he served as a bell captain.

Mr. Hunt, who received a Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour in the 2008 Queen’s New Y‎ear’s Honours, has dedicated his life to Bermuda’s hotel industry.

HRH ‎Prince Abdullah, Premier Dunkley, Shirley Hunt and Mr Hunt’s brother Nelson Hunt 

Premier recognises long service of ‎Shirley Hunt 2

Before joining Elbow Beach in the late 1950s as a night man and relief switchboard operator, he was employed at the former Harmony Club.

He began as a bell captain in 1968 and the Premier took the opportunity Friday evening to thank Mr. Hunt for his dedicated service and for being a “true tourism ambassador for Bermuda”.

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  1. Concerned says:

    God bless you Mr. Hunt and thank you for your years of service to Elbow Beach and to Bermuda

    • Kunta says:

      Photo opp #1,502

      • Rockfish#1 and #2 says:

        That is really a stupid comment. Mr Hunt deserves to be congratulated by the Premier.
        Well done Mr.Hunt, you are a credit to Elbow Beach in particular, and to Bermuda in general.

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  3. Raymond Ray says:

    Congratulations and thank you Mr. Shirley Hunt for being a mentor to all the others that have or choose to work in our / Bermudas Tourism Industry…There truly is a future there for just about anyone willing to pursue a career in Bermudas hotels.

  4. sandy jones says:

    I worked at Elbow Beach during the late 70s and remember Shirley very well. He was lovely. Always calm, polite and gracious. A real gentleman.

  5. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    May Allah bless you more Shirley…..Bermuda thanks you for your valuable service and I enjoyed working with you from 1993 to 2008 when I retired from Security there.You are a first class person and a credit to the Industry……relax a bit and enjoy your retirement brother … I am….