Editorial: Looking to the futurePOSTED: 07/23/12 12:49 PM
The recent resignation from the board of the Tenants Association Pelican Resort Club may be the final nail in the coffin of the body that represents the former owners of a timeshare property in St. Maarten. When one looks at the facts as put forward, should another group choose to take up the mantle of leadership they have an uphill battle of keeping the body functioning, simply because there is no income to speak of. Also we question if anyone would want to take on the challenge knowing that they are not protected by director’s insurance.
The resignation also reveals that, at least, a group of the people who own timeshare at the former Pelican Resort realize that things have changed. That acceptance of the new reality is likely what led them to suggest that a new association be formed that will look at ensuring that owners can enjoy their vacation home for fair prices and in comfortable accommodation. The switch to that type of advocacy is the current best option.
We also consider it good news that many of the timeshare owners continue to love the island and continue to come back despite the past and continued upheaval.