Graduated students from MBO, HBO and University will get a certificate, diploma or degree. By that time they start realizing that only having a diploma without having practical experience is making life hard. Is the lack of practical experience causing the post graduate to stay in The Netherlands and not to go back to St. Maarten?
Not going back
Although almost none of the students leaving the island to study had the intention of not going back, the majority will stay in The Netherlands.
Reverse migration blocked
The interest in going back to the island is simply not there. This is due to the lack of opportunities to a proper job, finding a job in the first place and the non-acceptance of graduates by the local population.
Social and Economic growth on the island
To really solve the issue of remigration, the social economic field has to be drastically improved. This will create room for both post graduates and local people on the island.