I am writing this letter hoping that the minister with the required portfolio will listen to what I have to say and hopefully assist us!
My husband and I made a substantial investment in purchasing a condo at Sonesta Great Bay in 2010. Many people do not realize that there was a condo building (Miramar) attached to the hotel. These were bought privately and in our case for our retirement. We would use the unit for 2-3 months during the winter months and rent it through the hotel when we were not using it to supplement our pensions.
Since Irma, Sunwing has developed other properties on other islands not prioritizing the St. Maarten property. I do not feel that Sunwing has been completely transparent as to the delays. We have been fed excuse after excuse, some legitimate and others just delay tactics.
The development of this property should be a priority for the government and Sunwing, as its prime location would potentially increase tourism to the Philipsburg area and the island and create many much-needed jobs for the island.
I cannot understand how Sunwing can continually renege on their responsibility to the owners to rebuild, thus not allowing us the use of our homes.
Karen Edwards Filacouridis