In order to assess the economic damage for country St Maarten in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Sint Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA) over the past 24 hours launched a business survey.
The assessment is meant to make as accurate as possible an estimate of economic damage done by the pandemic. Contributions are welcomed from both member and non-member companies, as the association sees any contribution as help to our collective economic wellbeing and national interest. In conjunction with the other business associations, the SHTA has directly started working on assessing what the economic fallout could be over both a 3 and 6 month timeframe. It welcomes additional associations like those of tour and taxi operators, (para)medical associations and others to join and fill out this enquiry.
The survey (website address: shta.com/survey-covid19) is accessible for any business that has not yet contributed to the research. Submissions are anonymous and will be only used in amalgamated settings per (broad) sector.
Together, SHTA and its fellow associations represent 70% of the employed in the private sector. The associations stress the more accurate the analysis will be, the better the country will be able to prepare befitting solutions.
The SHTA and its partner associations call on members and non-members to share the link with all their business contacts. The research will be updated daily, and results will be shared by the shta.com/survey-covid19 web page as well as Facebook https://www.facebook.com/262644475130/posts/10163825683675131/?d=n.