About Us

Hugh Buckner
Chairman Sandy Port Realty

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Hugh Buckner

Mr. F. Hugh Buckner, Chairman, was founder and Chairman of a corporate strategy consulting company, Planning Research & Systems Limited which he sold in 1977. In 1973 Hugh acquired and became the Chief Executive of the Weyburn Engineering Company Limited which was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was for several years one of the fastest growing stocks on the London market and which he built into the largest independent camshaft manufacturer in the world. In 1977, following the successful expansion of Weyburn, the Carborundum Company of Niagara Falls U.S. made a public offer which was accepted. From 1977 Hugh managed the Carborundum Engine Components Division worldwide. In 1982 Hugh founded Consolidated Communications Corporation Inc. of New Jersey, U.S. which over the next few years built and acquired cable television systems in five states including 22 cities and towns in the United States of America. Hugh sold this business in July 1987. Hugh founded and is Chairman of Sandy Port Development Company Limited in the Bahamas where he lives and commenced development of the Sandyport Marina Village in 1985.

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Garth Buckner
President, Sandyport Dev. Co. Sandy Port Realty

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Garth Buckner

Mr. Garth H. Buckner, President and Director of Sandy Port Development Company Limited has a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development and Finance from New York University. Garth worked on Wall Street at the firm of Scully Bros. Foss & White before returning to the Bahamas. He is experienced in project planning, budgeting, Government approvals, construction contracts, site improvement and building. He is a licensed real estate broker and has been involved with sales for over a decade. In addition to his work at Sandyport he was appointed a Director of the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC) by the Prime Minister in 2007 to help oversee the privatization of the company. He is a past President of The Bahamas Real Estate Association (BREA), the Government mandated licensing authority for real estate in the Bahamas, and past Chairman of BREA’s Legislative Committee. He is actively involved in politics in the Bahamas and is a past Assistant Treasurer of the Free National Movement, the current Government of The Bahamas. He is a former Director of the Nassau Institute, a free-market think tank, and has authored several papers on economic policy.

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Rowena Jones
President, Sandyport Beaches Resort Sandy Port Realty

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Rowena Jones

Mrs. Rowena M. Jones (nee Buckner), is a Director of Portfolio Vacations International Limited and the President of Sandyport Beaches Resort and Hotel Limited. Rowena has extensive experience in hotel and vacation club/timeshare management having worked with the Savoy Group, Marriott Vacation Club and the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland. She has an honors degree in Business Studies, International Hotel Management and French and trained with the Institute Hotelier “Cesar Ritz” in Switzerland.

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Neale Jones
Vice President Sandy Port Realty

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Neale Jones

Mr. Neale A. Jones, is Vice President of the Sandyport Development Company Limited, with expertise in resort food and beverage management. Neale is a critically acclaimed Chef trained by Maitre Chef de Cuisine, Anton Edelmann, at The Savoy Hotel in London. He was Catering Student of the Year for the East Midlands in 1989. He managed a team of 60 Chefs at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland before moving to the Bahamas in 1998 and opening the BBQ Beach Restaurant at Sandyport where he was described by The Lonely Planet as “creative genius”. In 2002 he moved into property development and construction for Sandy Port Development Company Limited.

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Raymond Horney
Sandy Port Realty

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Raymond Horney

Mr. Raymond Y F Horney: born Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, 12th June 1936. Ray is resident in England, where he lives with his wife and family. Ray has been a Director and Deputy Chairman of Sandy Port Development Company Limited since 1985.

Ray founded and was Chairman and Managing Director of Rayford Supreme Holdings plc, a UK retail group, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1983. The company was acquired by Harris Queensway plc in an agreed takeover in 1985. He became chairman of St. James Beach Hotels, a group of 3 hotels in Barbados in 1989, which was listed on the London and Barbados Stock Exchanges in 1994. He took on the added responsibility of Managing Director in 1995 and significantly expanded the group, which was then purchased by Elegant Hotels in an agreed takeover in 1997. He was appointed Chairman of Real Estate Opportunities plc (REO) in 2001, which position he held until 2011. REO was then listed on the London, Dublin, and Jersey Stock Exchanges. In addition to a very large portfolio of investment and development properties in Ireland, REO owned the Battersea Power Station in London for which the company obtained the largest planning permission ever granted in the Capital. He then, together with others, set up China Real Estate Opportunities plc in 2005 and was appointed Chairman, which position he held until 2012. China Real Estate Opportunities plc owns investment and development properties including shopping centers and office towers, which are mainly situated in Shanghai. This company was listed on the London Alternative Investment Market (AIM). In addition, he became Chairman of Nordic Land plc, which owned investment properties in the Nordic region. Nordic Land was also listed on AIM. Ray is also chairman of Rayford Homes (2001) Limited, which owns residential homes in England and rents them on shorthold leases. Ray's directorships also include Synergy Waste Solutions Ltd., Superior Solar Power Solutions Ltd., and Supreme Finance Ltd.

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Jolika Buckner
Broker Sandy Port Realty

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Jolika Buckner
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