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 them with Google Translator. The translated text contained predictions of the future; one of them suggesting that 2020 would be the year More...

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Social Distancing
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

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...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 8th, 2020

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...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 1st, 2020

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...

no caller phone
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

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...

odd bird
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 16th, 2020

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...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 9th, 2020

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...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

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...

Cdr. Bud Slabbaert on Caribbean female leadership
By The Publisher On Monday, January 27th, 2020

Lions and Asses

Lions and Asses by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. I had to it read again. Then I looked at his picture and gave it another inspection. Almost everyone knows the portrait that I’m referring More...

Wycliffe Smith
By The Publisher On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

The Question Hour in Parliament

By MP Wycliffe Smith On Monday, January 20th the Parliament of Sint Maarten held its first Question Hour (QH) for the parliamentary year 2019-2020. This QH was the fourth held thus far since it was instituted in More...