More than $10K in fabulous prizes to be won

The Nassau Guardian and Star 106.5 Hits and our amazing sponsors are giving you 21 spectacular days of Christmas

It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas – and The Nassau Guardian and Star 106 Hits along with our sponsors are kicking off the festive celebrations early, with an amazing “21 Days of Christmas” promotion – featuring prizes from the luxurious to the practical – but one thing is certain, they are prizes that everyone will want to win.

Starting Friday, November 26 through December 24 we will randomly pull names out of our “Santa sack” to dole out these fantastic prizes in this season of cheer and goodwill. Participation is open to residents throughout the islands of The Bahamas. To get your name into the goodie sack, simply fill in and clip out the entry form printed in The Nassau Guardian which starts printing as of today, and drop it into the “Santa sack” at the Carter Street, Oakes Field location, and then listen to Star 106 Hits to hear your name called as a winner. Alternatively, you can enter online via or; winners from these websites will be announced live on Star 106 Hits. You are encouraged to enter on both sites, and as often as you want.

Nassau Guardian Advertising Manager and Star 106 Hits General Manager Buena Wright says the “21 Days of Christmas” promotion is the company’s way of bringing excitement to readers of The Nassau Guardian and listeners to Star 106 Hits. She says it’s an opportunity for The Nassau Guardian Media Group to give Christmas cheer to its readers and listeners as people are still faced with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are excited from a company perspective to be able to give back to our readers and listeners,” said Wright.

Among the prizes are a Sandals Emerald Bay 3-days/2-night Luxury Included stay for two adults; as well as a Comfort Suites Paradise Island 3-day/2-night stay.

Comfort Suites Paradise Island Director of Sales Yasmine Mills-Strachan said they were delighted to participate in the promotion as Christmas is a time for giving.

“We are happy to participate and provide some ‘comfort and cheer’ to the Bahamian public that has supported us all year long. Participating is a small way to show our immense appreciation to the local market,” said Mills-Strachan.

And who does not like to shop? With that said, fabulous shopping experiences are to be had with gift cards to be won from the ultimate luxury retail store, John Bull; as well as a La Parfumerie his and hers gift basket.

AML Foods Ltd., through Solomon’s Fresh Market and Solomon’s, Super Center has provided gift cards with an amazing shopping limit, so that you can shop to your heart’s content.

Amber Spa at the Warwick Hotel, threw in its lot with a Couples Retreat package, their most luxurious experience alongside a loved one in their VIP Suite, which entails a 30-minute aromatic bath soak, along with a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries followed by a 50-minute massage. The Warwick Paradise Island also donated two, day/night passes.

“COVID-19 has taught us that health is wealth, and at Amber Spa, we did not hesitate to participate in the ‘21 Days of Christmas’ promotion because we understand that most people have gone through and still are going through a lot, because of the pandemic, and we would like to get them back to that space of serenity – if only for a few minutes,” said Carlethia Thurston, Amber Spa manager. “And then there’s the fact that we enjoy giving back.”

Commonwealth Brewery Limited (CBL) and 700 Wines & Spirits, supplier of leading alcoholic beverages went all in, with its participation with a $250 gift card, as well as an amazing cross section of its libations from its brands: Heineken, Hennessey VSOP, Kalik Platinum, Kalik Light, Amstel, Santa Margherita Pinto Grigio, Smirnoff Vodka, Guinness Smooth, Kalik Radler, Gordon’s Gin, and Johnnie Walker – to ensure that everybody has a chance to win their drink of choice.

Jana Stubbs, 700 Wines & Spirits commercial manager said they were excited to partner with The Nassau Guardian and Star 106 Hits because it is a great way for them to assist with providing much-needed holiday cheer to some lucky person.

Graycliff Chocolate Factory, Bahama Barrels & Graycliff Cigar Company also joined the promotion with a generous gift basket featuring products from its brands.

Paolo Garzaroli, proprietor says they were delighted to participate and give people a reason to be happy; and he says a good bottle of wine, a nice cigar and chocolate always give people a reason to be happy.

BTC has brought two Samsung A21s cell phones that feature awesome screen built for cinema, awesome quad camera to capture more, and an awesome battery to the table, as everyone can use a phone upgrade.

Sun Isles Watch and Clock has provided a number of his and her time pieces, which means you can win one and share one.

Knowing that everyone loves to travel, there are Bahamasair tickets to be won.

“Over the past few years, Bahamasair has enjoyed participating in many successful promotions with The Nassau Guardian and Star 106 Hits – promotions that enabled us to reach the right audience and receive a maximum return on our investment. During this Christmas season, we could think of no better way to thank both the traveling public and our partners at The Nassau Guardian and Star 106 Hits, than to be a part of this Christmas promotion,” said Woodrow “Woody” Wilson.

And for the culinarian, or the person that would love to learn kitchen tricks and tips from a professional chef, Master Chef Charles Missick has offered a six-week cooking class to his Simply Better Institute’s six-week gourmet cooking class.

“I always like to give back,” said Missick. “I was more than happy to partner with The Nassau Guardian and Star 106 Hits for this promotion which is my way of giving back.”

And who doesn’t enjoy pulling up a seat at a fabulous restaurant to dine, with that said, gift certificates to Seafire Steakhouse at the Atlantis, as well as Graycliff restaurant are to be had.

Even the education systems have come on board, with The Bahamas Catholic Board of Education (CBE) and the Anglican Central Education Authority (ACEA) providing vouchers for tuition relief at their schools. Queen’s College, with the understanding that learning never stops, has provided a certificate for anyone wanting to participate in their Continuing Education courses.

According to CBE representatives, they recognize that over the past two years that many parents made great sacrifices to keep their children enrolled in their schools. They say that The Nassau Guardian/Star Hits “21 Days of Christmas” promotion gives CBE an avenue through which to express their gratitude to a member of one of our most important stakeholder groups, [and] parents.

And in the “deliciousness” that the Christmas season is about, Cheesecake Heaven is participating by offering a seasonal selection so that you don’t have to make dessert this Christmas, you just have to pick it up from their store, offering a gift certificate for one 10-inch specialty cheesecake, one fruit cake and one rum cake.

Caribbean Bottling Co. Ltd. hopped onboard with its beverage package offering with cases of its Coca Cola, Sprite, Goombay, Dasani, Minute Maid and Schweppes products; and Caribbean Wines & Spirits White Oak rums.

Tony Williams, Star 106 Hits programming director said with 2021 a difficult year for many people, that The Nassau Guardian and Star along with the sponsors that came on board with the promotion wanted to end the year on a festive note by giving Star Hits listeners and Nassau Guardian readers an opportunity to win really fabulous prizes.

“It’s our way of saying thank you for hanging in there with us. So, good luck and get signed up to win,” said Williams.

Wanda Williams, Nassau Guardian human resources manager says the world has gone through periods of darkness, sadness, lockdowns and daily readjustments during the past 21 months, and she thanked the sponsors who have partnered with The Guardian Media Group for the “21 Days of Christmas” promotion to bring a “glimmer of hope to all potential winners.”

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Shavaughn Moss

Shavaughn Moss joined The Nassau Guardian as a sports reporter in 1989. She was later promoted to sports editor. Shavaughn covered every major athletic championship from the CARIFTA to Central American and Caribbean Championships through to World Championships and Olympics. Shavaughn was appointed as the Lifestyles Editor a few years later.

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