Editorial: Nothing to complain about

POSTED: 11/5/12 1:08 PM

After UP-leader Theo Heyliger, the Hospitality and Trade Association SHTA has also expressed its concerns about the effects hurricane Sandy could have on our island’s economy. It is an understandable point of view, even if the term Pavlov-reaction comes to mind.
Let’s be realistic, shall we? Sandy has changed Haiti into a disaster area and authorities are now saying that there is another disaster coming: famine. Jamaica has also been hard hit by the hurricane.
While St. Maarten seems to turn inward and worry about the effect all this could have on our standard of living, many others may wonder about the absence of a clear outreach (beyond expressing sympathy) to those countries that already got the worst of this situation.
This is not just about American tourist that may or may not come down south for the season; this is about a human disaster that has destroyed and affected many families across the Caribbean and large parts of the American east coast.
So far, St. Maarten has nothing to complain about, and it is good to keep that in mind.

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