by Steven Hofwijks & Nathalie Hofwijks-Powel On June 14th, 2015 the foundation “Stichting Parels in Zijn Hand” or SPiZH (English translation, Pearls in His hand), organized a father’s day celebration in Ashiana, a home for the aged, in Paramaribo, Suriname. The goal of organizing this day was to especially give the neglected men/fathers (men that do not get regular … [Read more...] about Moments Can Last Forever
Making People Happy
Development is not about economic growth but rather about creating freedom, helping people flourish, and simply making them happy. This is not a new concept. The West Indies Under-19 cricket team triumphed in the World Cup earlier in the year and the senior West Indies cricket teams had outstanding victories obtaining both male and female world championships. These wins were … [Read more...] about Making People Happy
Are Happy Employees Really that More Productive?
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Author, Magnus Manske Unquestionably measures of well-being, popularized by the term happiness, are beginning to play greater roles in policy making and Caribbean countries should take heed. The Caribbean performs relatively mediocre in the recently released 2015 World Happiness Report which measures subjective well-being using data … [Read more...] about Are Happy Employees Really that More Productive?