Jacob Gelt Dekker

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Rhodes, Darwin, Stuyvesant and Vespucci were adventurers in the purest sense of the word, roaming the world yearning for discovery and knowledge. Jacob Gelt Dekker is the modern day equivalent with an entrepreneurial spin.

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
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Perceived and real racial discrimination

Perceived racial discrimination claims in the West are often used for political gain. With a lot of spin, the smallest possible issues are forcefully interpreted to be racially discriminatory, and in the frenzy More...

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Monday, March 17th, 2014
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“RAMIZ, go to COURT”

“Be careful if you are a business person and thinking to invest, or move your business to Curacao,” posted Nelson Ramiz, an airline entrepreneur, on his Facebook Page. Ramiz is accusing Curacao of a “closed More...

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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The Crimea crime

The 23 year-old Republic of Ukraine is imploding and falling apart. A Russian forced referendum on the Crimea, next Sunday, appears to form an immediate threat to Ukraine’s sovereignty. The complex situation of More...

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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The melting ice cap, smaller ships and lagging demand and the Panama Canal future

The new Panama Canal after the planned opening at 2015, popularly referred to as Post-Panamax, will be able to transport larger ships, from 294 to 366 meters in length, 13 to 49 m, beam and 12 to 18m, draft. The More...

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Monday, February 24th, 2014
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Global consequences of the Venezuelan Revolt

The bloodbath in Venezuela directly effects a large part of West-Indie but most of all, the 17 members of Caricom, and the Petrocaribe-oil alliance. The population of Venezuela is revolting because the socialist More...

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Friday, February 14th, 2014
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Venezuela damned by the curse of oil

“………. sale a marchar mañana sin miedo de nada y con la esperanza de encontrar un futuro mejor” (“……gone marching without fear of nothing and hoping to find a better future,") . This was the last More...

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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CODING

Coding is not taught by schools on Curacao and hardly elsewhere. In the next 5 years, the USA needs 1,4 million computing jobs, but it only has 400,000 computer science students. These jobs are in every state and More...

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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More economy, less corruption and crime

For more than ten years, growth of Curacao’s regular economy has been stagnant, whereas the shadow economy grew, year after year. By pulling the shadow economy out of its sinister underground existence, the total More...

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Monday, December 30th, 2013
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2014

Welfare and well being in 2014 and thereafter, for the little autonomous island of Curacao, will totally depend on government’s ability and willingness, to allow entrepreneurs to take advantage of opportunities, More...

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By Jacob Gelt Dekker On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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What can be done to improve the economy of Curacao immediately?

The Central Bureau of Statistics reported unemployment of 13% in September , October, a 3,3 % rise over the previous year, and more than a 10% jump to 37.2% for youth unemployment. The Caribbean Economic Performance More...