Group discussion in progress at the New Perspectives of the Caribbean Seminar last Thursday in the Sonesta Maho Resort.
MAHO-The “New Perspectives of the Caribbean: Island Ecological and Economic Development Seminar” ended last Thursday, June 20, with a closed-door session at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino and Spa.
The session continued the discussion on cooperation between attendees on Wednesday with several representatives from local foundations joining the discussion with participants from China.
Christopher Chuang, Honorary Chair of Beijing International Exchange Association Sustainable Development Committee moderated the first part of the session with questions “Why we gather here in St. Maarten” and “what we can do for its future development?”
And Dr. Jay B. Haviser, Director of St. Maarten Archaeological Center, led the second part of the session with the proposal to start a think tank based in St. Maarten which would serve the purpose to promote cooperation between different private sectors in China and St. Maarten.
The session reached a consensus that everybody has a role to play in making St. Maarten a better place for all. Cooperation cannot just happen between certain groups but in a much broader way.