It takes a village

Dear Editor,

  I commend the Government of St. Maarten for making a very hard decision in order to ensure that we have the collective means in order to survive the economic crisis that this health crisis has forced on everybody.

  Reducing people’s income of individuals that are already struggling is a very unpopular decision. Unfortunately, the reality is that under this world pandemic nobody has been waived of experiencing some form of sacrifice.

  True leaders must lead by example and make the hard choices when called upon.

  Regardless how tough the conditions are we still must be thankful to the Netherlands and their taxpayers for their assistance.

  Now more than ever we need to be even more vigilant to see which neighbor may require our assistance in order to ensure we alleviate and minimize their struggle. As the saying goes, “it takes a village.”


Ricardo Perez