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Rain Forest Adventures replies to Barbara Cannegieter’s letter

Dear Editor,

This is written in response to your letter to the editor on June 16, titled "Rain Forest Adventures did not invite SXM Pride". As a matter of fact, I personally invited the leaders of all the stakeholder foundations. I contacted Jadira Veen by email at her yahoo.com account on 6 occasions from May 5 through June 1.

When all the other invitees had responded, but I had still received no response from Ms Veen, I requested assistance from Ms Elsje Bosch. Ms Bosch informed me that Miss Veen is now staying in the US and would not be able to attend the meeting. At that point I emailed Ruben Thompson – twice, at his epicislands.org email address – sharing information and plans for the meeting and requesting that he step in for Miss Veen. I received no response from Thompson.

I am not certain what you based your letter on, however, you can verify these facts by speaking with the invitees. I honestly made my best effort to have them in attendance.

John Dalton

Rain Forest Adventures

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