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Lazy Affairs

Lazy Affairs I am late with this column today as a direct result of the term ‘laissez-faire’. I once heard someone pronounced it as ‘lazy fairs’. So the term ‘lazy affairs’ got stuck in my head ever since. I looked it up online. Laissez-faire is a policy of minimum governmental interference in the economic affairs of individuals and society. More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022
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Robin Hood Syndrome

We’ve all heard of Stockholm Syndrome. If you have seen the Netflix series Money Heist, you know that hostages fall in love with their captors. St. Maarten seems to have its own form of Stockholm Syndrome. More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 25th, 2022
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René Zwart marks first website anniversary with Kadushi-book

PHILIPSBURG — René Zwart is of course not really a former journalist, as he describes himself in Kadushi’s Prikkeljaar 2021, a collection of 45 columns he wrote for his creation dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 15th, 2022
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More month than money

By Terrance Rey We are good in hiding things. Poverty is one of the things we are good in hiding. It is hidden so well that you would be inclined to blame the poverty itself for staying hidden so well. But that More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 30th, 2021
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New Year’s messages like fireworks

 by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert It is the season for it. It can show the difference between the message of a real Leader and the work of a ghostwriter. In most cases, you wouldn’t even know, because of the lack of unique More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 11th, 2021
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They come visiting us carrying a hidden treasure

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert For fifteen years now, he and his wife are coming to St Maarten; and that twice a year. Why didn’t we meet them before? I found out that they have so much give: Wilmer Woodland and his wife More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 9th, 2021
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Just a dime on its side

By Terrance Rey Whoever doesn’t bother to pick up a dime on the street is certainly doing well in life. But it can also turn out differently. If you leave money on the street, you also miss out on many opportunities More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 28th, 2021
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Where the majority of the people decides

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Voters in Switzerland, this Sunday approved by a clear margin legislation which introduced a special COVID-19 certificate that lets only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 21st, 2021
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Appearances are deceiving

By Terrance Rey A Dutch friend of mine was once amazed at the size of my house. He concluded that I must be rich. In the Netherlands he lives two floors high in a flat. I drive a jeep, he rides a bicycle. One might More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 24th, 2021
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Applying magic to Caribbean tourism

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Having aspirations to be part of the Caribbean tourism industry? Get education in hospitality programs of universities or academies, right? Not always right! Webinars or workshops of hospitality More...