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St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) and St. Maarten Timeshare Association (SMTA) have jointly nominated Edna “Energy” Evans of Belair Beach Hotel as the first St. Maarten choice for the “Women in Tourism Caribbean” network.

The network highlights women Caribbean tourism professionals. Evans has been director of Belair Beach since 2018. Previously, she was the long-time General Manager of Summit Resort in Cupecoy. She has been an active SMTA board member for more than eight years and represents SMTA on the tripartite committee that advises government on labour matters. Evans holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees, including one in education that she recently completed. SHTA can nominate two women in Tourism per year and welcomes the information about outstanding women in hospitality and/or industry pioneers. Send info to or call 547-1082. Follow, support or join the network at

Source: The Daily Herald