BHTA Lifetime Director and the Organization’s First Hotelier of the Year Releases Book


NettieTo gain valuable insight into the modern era of tourism in The Bahamas and how a Bahamian through hard work, grit, talent, and a compelling personality overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles and rose to the top of the industry….A Girl Called Nettie is worth a read.

For those who lived through The Bahamas Golden Tourism Age of the 60’s and 70’s, Nettica’s book provides vignettes of both the richness and challenges for a young Bahamian in those times.  The book takes you through her personal journey to build and operate her own hotel, Casuarina’s on Cable Beach, and later become a pioneer in eco-tourism creating the award-winning resort Different of Abaco.

For Bahamians aspiring to grow to the top without forgetting their roots, it’s an inspirational story which will provide personal relevance.  For non-Bahamians wishing to get a glimpse into the lives, character and culture of Bahamians, it’s essential reading.  The book is available in local bookstores and can be purchased through



Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2013 06:29