Our Team

Tamika Handfield

tamekaTamika Handfield received her Master’s in Dietetics & Nutrition from Florida International University and has joined the exciting world of Dietetics & Nutrition as a Registered Dietitian. As part of her training, Mrs. Handfield completed a seven-month internship and conducted her Masters’ Research in the area of childhood obesity. After graduation, Mrs. Handfield held the position of Nutrition Education Manager with a South Florida organization dedicated to eradicating childhood obesity in the community.

This position afforded Mrs. Handfield the opportunity to work with people across the life span. Since moving back home she has started her private practice where she works with patients in the area of preventative medicine. She provides nutritional counseling for Hypertension, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disorders and many other diseases. She also provides Nutrition Education, Menu analysis, Nutrition workshops and numerous presentations. She is also an adjunct lecturer, public speaker and a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND). She is married to Brentford Handfield and they have one son.

Deandrea S. Hamilton

deandreDeandrea S. Hamilton has been entertaining audiences since the age of five finding her place as a thespian, orator, artist, photographer and writer in her primary and high school careers. By senior high school, it was settled that she would pursue Journalism & Mass Communications at the College of the Bahamas where she earned an Associate of Arts Degree and won the Humanities Divisional Award for the Class of 1995.

Almost immediately Deandrea was scooped up for a career in media; working at the Freeport News as the lone features writer with responsibility for the Health, Real Estate, Travel and Seasonal Supplements section of the daily newspaper. It was in her regional coverage of destinations near The Bahamas that she had the assignment to visit The Turks and Caicos Islands; it was in 1996 that she vowed to return.

By the age of 30, Deandrea Hamilton had climbed through the ranks at Cool 96 Radio Station as News Director, Production Engineer, Programme Director, Promotions Sales & Marketing Manager as well as being an on air radio personality hosting and creating talk and music shows for herself and the radio announcers she coached and supervised over the years.

Ms Hamilton has worked in retail marketing since 2006, been the editor of two newspapers, including her own, The Kingdom Times (Gospel publication) and The Free Press. Her work on television started with Bahamas@Sunrise in The Bahamas as guest host, and blossomed with opportunities at WIV4 and PTV8, where she was host of Education & You, news director and newscaster in The Turks and Caicos Islands.

Currently, Deandrea Hamilton is owner of a multi media company – Magnetic Media – specializing in broadcast productions for radio and television. Turquoise Morning, is her flagship television show and in 2012 it won three Telly Awards, which are prestigious prizes endorsed by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Turquoise Morning is now seen throughout the Caribbean and the United States.

Turquoise Morning can be viewed online, anytime at TurquoiseMorningShow.com or at MagneticMediaTV channel on YouTube.

Mona Beeson

Mona BeesonA native of Southern California, Mona’s hospitality career began with Western International Hotels in Costa Mesa, California.

Mona continued to pursue her career in the hospitality industry adding over 24 years’ experience with Marriott International Hotels in the US and Caribbean.

Then as Resident Manager for The Palms (formerly Regent Palms), Turks and Caicos and now is General Manager of The Sands at Grace Bay, sister hotel to The Palms. The Sands is awarded Best Hotels in the Caribbean for U.S. News & World Report, Condé Nast Traveler – Gold List Best Hotels and Resort in the Atlantic & Caribbean and Condé Nast Traveler – Best in the World Reader’s Choice Award, Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, Wedding Wire Couples Choice and Family Vacation Favorite Awards.