There are several areas within the tourism industry, such as the marine/ yachting sector, where with proper training and certification our youths can have successful careers. This is an area where the SHTA could be of assistance.
These types of initiatives, which are in line with the SHTA's vision for St. Maarten, are crucial to discourage these youngsters from resorting to a life of crime and instead encourage them to lead prosperous lives. This project, if successful, could ultimately lead to a reduction in crime and improvement of the quality of life for all and therefore it requires all hands on deck. It is for this reason that the SHTA fully endorses this initiative and will lend its support to the Minister and her Ministry in ensuring that this project is executed effectively and in close cooperation with the business community.