The Golden Guilder

Five Guilders

On St. Maarten, banks and the government are advising the general population to use guilders as much as possible, as a way to save dollars. I agree wholeheartedly with this advice. Here is why. When the dollars stop flowing into our economy, using guilders for our daily transactions will keep our economy going and save the dollars to pay for our imports. More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, March 23rd, 2020
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Be like Oblomov

By Hilbert Haar Amazing the things you discover when you are locked up in your house. It’s not that I’m bored but I found out that the balcony in front of my bedroom is 22 tiles long and ten tiles wide. Each More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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The Mayans already knew about 2020

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Archeologist Professore Anzio de Castamilliana y Fonsata, when excavating in the Central American region of San Ramador, recently found a Mayan tablet with inscriptions. He was able to decipher More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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Nobody seemed familiar with the term social distancing

The corona-virus in Kuala Lumpur: Nobody seemed familiar with the term social distancing By Hilbert Haar I briefly wondered whether it was wise to travel abroad towards the end of January. We wanted to escape the More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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The future economy of the Caribbean

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Many Caribbean economies find themselves already in a difficult situation with low growth, high debt, fiscal deficits, and low domestic private sector investments. Because of the current developments  More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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A smart Caribbean island can be the high-end champion

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert In the Caribbean, too little attention is given to the visitor segment of high-end clientele that use private jets to come to a destination. Better not consider them tourists or treat them More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020
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What’s going on?

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Isn’t amazing that hardly anyone in a business or office environment really dares to say loudly and openly “Hey, what’s going on?” What does that have to do with business or an office? More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Oddballs are leading entrepreneurs!

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Many executives and managers are like chicken picking around for worms in a chicken coop. However, fat worms are found by the early birds. And those early birds don’t pick around in a corral More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, February 9th, 2020
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A reason for flying on a private charter

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert One of the reasons why people prefer to fly on a private charter are the typical inconveniences of flying scheduled commercially. A good longtime friend of mine, Prissy, prefers to fly private. More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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Impress for success

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Customers are opinion multipliers, both in a positive and a negative sense. They pass on positive and negative perceptions to others by word of mouth. When negative, it can be destructive. More...