Nine persons receive certification for SHTA training


PHILIPSBURG – The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), the largest private sector representative of St. Maarten awarded 9 participants their certification for successfully completing the Business Correspondence training, on Friday June 10.

The intensive 3-day course, which took place from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, June 3, is the first part of a series of training courses SHTA has planned for the 3rd and 4th quarter of this year. Corinne Lejuez, who holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Management, facilitated the training.

Training course topics focused on improving day to day correspondence, communication etiquette for online/email correspondence, conflict management, customer service communication and meeting minutes.

SHTA congratulated Bernice Fleming, Marian Fleming, Josiane Arrindell, Gabrielle Martina, Bernadette Thomas of Oyster Bay Beach Resort; Wilma Aventurin of Magnis NV; Stephen Richardson of CTC- King Ocean; Vilma Rojas and Orsine Emid of the SHTA for successfully completing their training.

In addition, the Association extended its congratulations towards the represented businesses for taking the initiative to encourage continued professional development among their staff.

The SHTA is dedicated to bringing quality to all aspects of life on St. Maarten by promoting sustainable development for its members in cooperation with social partners for the creation of a fair marketplace.

The provision of training, workshops and upgrading of skills for the staff of the SHTA member businesses and the community at large, is one of the many member benefits of the Association.

For more information regarding upcoming courses, contact SHTA offices at +1(721) 542-0108, via email or visit their website at