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Tag archive for ‘Caribbean’
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 19th, 2021
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Is St. Maarten’s minimum wage at the bottom of the pile? That depends on the pile

PHILIPSBURG — “A complete revamping for the economy boosting strategy is necessary, because it has not worked for the St. Maarten minimum wage earner.” That is the conclusion of Certified Risk Analyst 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...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 18th, 2020
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Developing the Caribbean from within

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Economic recession, pandemic, and potential natural disasters may lead to gloom, despair, agony, deep dark depression and excessive misery. When it sounds like a hammer and feels like a hammer, More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Planning for a Recession in the Caribbean

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert When there are reports on ‘Latin America & Caribbean’, one has to review them carefully and with some skepticism, to avoid coming to false conclusions or statements; no matter whether More...

By The Publisher On Friday, May 1st, 2020
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The Caribbean can bring fresh ideas to the world

By ir. Damien Richardson Actions speak louder than words. It is pivotal to use Caribbean data as a new communication tool to let leisure and opportunities lead to new regional ventures. The Caribbean should begin More...

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...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 12th, 2020
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More earthquakes, but risk of tsunamis remains small

GREAT BAY — While another earthquake may rattle Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast even more, the risk of tsunamis hitting the Leeward Islands is very slim. Earthquakes below 7.5 or 7.0 usually do not trigger More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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Republic Bank close to taking over Scotiabank

Port of Spain, Trinidad – Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) is now one step closer to expanding its reach within the Caribbean region. The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has approved the application More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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A push for market liberalization in the Caribbean

by Seth Miller Can cooperation and market liberalization beat out protectionist interests in the Caribbean? The 2019 Caribavia conference wasted little time in bringing that question to the forefront. With representatives More...

By The Publisher On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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The high expectations of governments by the people

Dear Sir, I am perplexed by the manner in which Caribbean people see governments. Consistently, throughout the Caribbean there are high expectations by the “man in the street” for government to provide jobs, More...