Economist Caryl Monte gave a presentation to a cross section of the Business community Wednesday October 3rd in which he outlined the possibilities that St. Maarten has, as a result of its strategic location in the Caribbean region, and the hub possibilities that exist, even in a rebuilding stage after the devastation of Irma.
Economist Mr. Caryl Monte says the post Irma situation for St. Maarten has the potential of making the Island ready to climb to the next level even in the face of the technology era. E-commerce, business and on line technology is threatening the jobs of the working class in the traditional business and enterprise that have drastically changed into electronic commerce. But these merchandise that are bought on line and the service to move these goods to the Islands needs a hub like St. Maarten to help get them to their final destination in the quickest possible time. The Postal service that at the moment seems dead can be part of the logistics to make this happen but it must happen with all players having their nose pointed in the same direction.