Disney Cruise Line Announces the Addition of Bernadette Sweeting-Miller as Public Affairs Manager in Eleuthera

Over the weekend, Disney Cruise Line announced the addition of South Eleuthera-native Bernadette Sweeting-Miller to the cruise line’s public affairs team, based in Eleuthera, The Bahamas. With more than 20 years of administrative experience in a variety of roles supporting government and local non-profit organizations, Sweeting-Miller will manage Disney Cruise Line’s local office in Eleuthera and will be the primary contact for those interested in learning more about Lighthouse Point, Disney’s new destination in Eleuthera.

“I’m pleased to welcome Bernadette Sweeting-Miller to the Disney Cruise Line family,” said Joey Gaskins, regional public affairs director, Disney Cruise Line. “In addition to many years of work experience, she brings invaluable community relationships, a deep understanding of our community and rich culture and a genuine commitment to her home of Eleuthera,” Gaskins added.

In this newly created role as Disney Cruise Line’s public affairs manager, Sweeting-Miller will serve as the liaison for community members in Eleuthera, Bahamians who would like to join the Disney Cruise Line team or local businesses interested in providing goods and services to support the operation of the cruise line’s second island destination. Sweeting-Miller will also lead community engagement initiatives, special events and Disney VoluntEARS programs in Eleuthera.

Disney Cruise Line Bernadette Sweeting Miller
“It means so much to me to join a company that is committed to making an impact in the community that I have called home ever since I was a child,” said Sweeting-Miller. “I’m looking forward to working on behalf of Disney Cruise Line to support local businesses and involve Bahamians in the development and operations of the new island destination at Lighthouse Point,” said Sweeting-Miller.

Disney is creating a new experience in Eleuthera at Lighthouse Point. The destination will create sustainable economic opportunities for Bahamians, protect the natural beauty of the site, celebrate the Bahamian culture and help strengthen the community in Eleuthera. This new island destination at Lighthouse Point will open for guests in summer 2024.

Disney Cruise Line has long been committed to The Bahamas. Since its maiden voyage 25 years ago, Disney has introduced countless families to the beauty and spirit of The Bahamas and has provided significant economic impact while demonstrating a strong commitment to the environment and the community. Approximately 75 percent of the cruises offered by Disney have at least one stop in The Bahamas, all five of its ships are registered in The Bahamas and it is estimated that DCL operations currently contribute more than $70 million toward the Bahamas gross domestic product annually.

Disney Cruise Line’s has also committed to filling all positions on Castaway Cay with Bahamians across a range of disciplines with opportunities for training and advancement. Disney has received all the necessary approvals from the Government of the Bahamas and has begun work at Lighthouse Point, which is expected to create more than 300 construction-related roles – more than doubling the number of jobs Disney Cruise Line’s committed to in its Heads of Agreement.

Those interested in being involved in the construction work should contact American Bridge, the design-builder for the project at Lighthouse Point, by emailing LHPjobs@americanbridge.net. Vendors and suppliers interested in providing goods and services may contact dcl.bahamas@disney.com.

Additional information is available at LighthousePointBahamas.com.

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