Crystal Pineapple fundraiser grants 13 awards this year

POSTED: 09/6/12 11:37 AM

St. Maarten – The Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA will grant 13 awards in four categories during its seventh Crystal Pineapple Awards fundraiser on November 30. This year’s categories are extraordinary, hospitality, trade and community awards. In a press release issued yesterday the SHTA encourages citizens to nominate candidates for the awards. Last year the organizations received 75 nominations.
The award winners are chosen based on their contribution to tourism and the community, the achievements described in their nomination form as well as the outcome of an online poll.

The Crystal Pineapple Awards event honors individuals for their outstanding performance. Previous award winners are allowed to be nominated again, the organization stated.
In the extraordinary category awards will go to the rookie of the year and the school teacher of the year. Hospitality awards are for the employee, the hoteliers (small and large hotels), the restaurateur and the supervisor of the year. Under trade awards recognition will go to the employee, the manager and the employer of the year. In the last category, community awards, there are kudos waiting for outstanding community service and outstanding environmental achievement; there is also a public media award.

The proceeds of the fundraiser go to community projects and tourism-related projects. Nominations can be submitted until November 9. For information contact the SHTA office at 542 01 08, via, at 520 71 20 or via There is also a Crystal Pineapple awards page on Facebook.

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