1) The Board of the Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation,
2) The Council of Supervisory Directors of the Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation
Sint Maarten, June 4th, 2017
Dear Board members and members of the Council of Supervisory Directors of the Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation,
With shocking amusement and bewilderment many residents at Belvedere yesterday, Saturday, June 3rd have read the press statement in the newspaper The Daily Herald, supposedly on behalf of the Belvedere HomeOwners and Tenants Association (BHOTA) stating that " effective immediately Mr. Elston Fos no longer was its representative" and that BHOTA " soon will have a new representative on the Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation" .
Shocked, bewildered and amused because for various years now BHOTA has been completely dormant, without organizing any activity for its members or others.
After the expiration of the term of its last elected Board not any report about its management has been provided to its membership and no new Board has been elected according to its Constitution, thus, for years now leaving it without any legal representation.
The only visible sign said Board has left among its members regarding its "management" are negative, like apparent autonomous tax and other debts and frustration because its non-activity.
Out of frustration because of the flagrant lack of responsibility demonstrated by those who, without any legal or moral base, now are pretending to act on behalf of the tenants and owners at Belvedere a representative group of serious legal residents have taken the initiative and have duly established a new association, "United Tenants Association" to attend to their interests, not only for the residents at Belvedere but also in other districts on Sint Maarten.
Referring to the Articles of Incorporation of your Sint Maarten Housing Development Foundation and also the provisions of the Corporate Governance Code we hereby, considering the abovementioned would like to request the Council of Supervisory Directors of mentioned Foundation to abstain from cooperating with the eventual illegal proposals made by the (non-existent) "Board" of the BHOTA to have a new member of your Council appointed based on the request submitted to your Board on behalf of referred to non-existent Board of BHOTA.
We hereby also hereby request to have a meeting with the Board and the Council of Supervisory Directors of your Foundation, at your earliest convenience, to elaborate on the abovementioned.
Thanking you for your understanding of this very urgent matter and your cooperation we remain,
on behalf of the United Tenants Association,
Ms. Alida D, Brown,