St. Maarten

St Maarten image 2St. Maarten has had timeshare consumer legislation in place since 2003. In the wake of the short-lived closing of the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina and the Villas at Simpson Bay Resort and Marina in St. Maarten, formerly known as Pelican Resort Club and Pelican Marina Residences, elected officials called for overreaching changes to current law.

In September of 2011, the St. Maarten Timeshare Association  (SMTA) formed a joint committee with ARDA-Caribbean to offer a comprehensive and credible alternative to what the government proposed. The committee is working to have a draft ready for introduction in May of 2012.

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St. Maarten Drafting Committee

The SMTA and ARDA-Caribbean would like to thank the members of the committee for their leadership, commitment, and hard work on this important project. We believe their efforts will result in innovative timeshare legislation that will serve as the new model in the Caribbean region.

Committee members in the picture (in order from left to right): 

Tom Bell - Senior VP of Government Affairs, Interval International
Toby Weas - VP and General Counsel, Festiva Hospitality Group
Cindy Ross- SVP Registration & Government Relations, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc
Jim Rosen - First VP, St Maarten Timeshare Association; Belair Beach Hotel, St. Maarten
Rita Coviello - Vice President, Legal, Wyndham Exchange and Rentals
Maarten Le Poole - Partner, HBN Law, St. Maarten
Letvia Arza-Goderich - Partner, Preston Arza LLP
Michael (Mike) Dolente - St Maarten Timeshare Association Member; VP, Ansley Associates, Inc. Oyster Bay Beach Resort, St. Maarten
Christopher (Chris) Payne - Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
David Waller - Partner, Baker Hostetler

Committee members not pictured:

Mike Avila - Paralegal, Diamond Resorts International
John Starks, Jr. - Compliance Specialist, Disney Vacation Development, Inc.
William (Bill) Guthrie - Partner, Foley & Lardner
Geoffrey Jonsson - In-house Counsel, Diamond Resorts International



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