Where is your mental maturity?

Cdr. Bud Slabbaert on Caribbean female leadership

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert The older I get, the more I start asking why, and I start questioning all the answers. Maybe it’s a remnant of the child in me. When children are getting to the age of three, they start asking questions. It heralds a sudden upsurge in their intellectual development. The very youngest will simply accept that things are the way More...

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Investment Club
By The Publisher On Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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A Legal Framework for Crowdfunding on St. Maarten

By Terrance Rey Crowdfunding has no legal basis here on St. Maarten. Generally, it boils down to making a donation. There is a maximum amount a private person can donate to another person for it to be considered More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Sheriff locked up; Deputy needed

Another case and a perfect example highlighting the fact that we are a young Constitutional State yet only in our infancy stage and we are to learn, adapt and grow as we go. Where our Constitution failed to elaborate More...

Paper TIger
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 21st, 2019
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Another paper tiger

By Hilbert Haar The Financial Action Task Force has put forty recommendations in place that St. Maarten is supposed to follow. It is all about combating money laundering and the financing of terrorism. The Financial More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, January 27th, 2019
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WIVoice, The Critical Voice of the People

WIVoice came on to the social media scene as a group on June 28, 2016, and has been a fixture on Facebook’s social media platform ever since. The group serves as a medium for the voice of the people of St. More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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I from Earth

By Hilbert Haar Every now and then when there is apparently nothing better to do, this question comes up. Who is a St. Maartener? Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, a member of the National Alliance, has once more lit the fire More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 16th, 2018
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The potential and opportunities of Grand Case airport

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert It is a well-known fact among economists and aviation professionals that the growth of a region may depend on the development of its airport. You may start laughing, but Grand Case airport More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Last letter from Luang Prabang

By Hilbert Haar On a Wednesday morning, I get up at 5.45 a.m. We’ll be on the road again today and I start thinking that we ought to slow down a bit. Nine countries in the not even one hundred days since we left More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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The Great (Train) Journey – part 7

By Hilbert Haar Super typhoon Magnkhut has missed Hanoi and barreled into southern China, so Myriam and I feel confident traveling back up north with the intention to visit the mountainous region of Sapa. Big mistake; More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, September 30th, 2018
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The Great Train Journey – part 6

By Hilbert Haar We stay in the old center of Hanoi at the City Backpackers Hostel on Bat Su Street. To say that the city is a bit overwhelming is an understatement. With 7.5 million inhabitants, 5 million scooters More...