Caribbean Generational Poverty

Jacob Gelt Dekker

Last year, the World Bank published a report on chronic poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean. One out of every five Latin Americans—about 130 million people—have never known anything but poverty, according to the report. At least 130 million are subsisting on less than US$4 a day throughout their lives. ("Left Behind": Vakis, Renos; Rigolini, More...

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Poker
By Edition On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Dogs

A strange man insists that his dog has learned to play poker. Teachìng the animal was a long process. First, Rover had to learn the suìts: hearts, diamonds, and so forth; then, the numbers and face cards. Finally More...

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By Edition On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Wooly mammoth

Baleen whale and wooly mammoth fossil bones, dredges from the bottom of the Wester Schelde, the Netherlands, are radioactive.   Supposedly, leaks of fuel rod material of the nuclear plants at Borssele( Netherlands)  More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Jonas

Jonas---the Prophet who spent three days and nights in the belly of a giant fish--- set up shelter on a hill slope overlooking the city of Nineveh. Jonas waited for the obliteration of the wicked city by God’s More...

Kranshi
By Edition On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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Serious business

Friday was Nomination Day in Curaçao (see related story) and it’s interesting to see how many candidates are on lists of different parties than the ones with which they ran only five months ago. This should remove More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Thursday, March 9th, 2017
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Truthiness

“Truthiness (Stephen Colbert, 2005) comes from the gut,” not from facts—“the truth we want to exist,” that feels right. Truthiness is alternative facts, fake news. “Pizzagate,” was such a fake news More...

Kranshi
By Edition On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Is election fraud already happening in Curaçao?

The Supreme Electoral Council (KSE) Commissioner, Mr. Pacheco Romer and his Vice-Chairman Charles doRego apparently seemed to intentionally ensure that The Eu-NeoClassical Liberal Leader Josefina Josepha would not More...

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By Edition On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Political turmoil

Curaçao’s Parliament has passed a motion asking the government of caretaker Prime Minister Hensley Koeiman (MAN) to withdraw today, Monday, at the latest its national decree dissolving the legislature and calling More...

Filiatreault
By Edition On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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ARUBA is no scapegoat

The CURACAO CHRONICLE of Thu, Mar 2nd, 2017 reported a press conference held by the management of InselAir International (Curacao). “During their first month, the new management had to deal with a lot of bad More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
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De-skill and re-skill the skill of the unskilled

For decades, doomsday thinkers bombarded the world with the future role of robots.  Authors forecasted that robots would take over in the world from human workforces, especially leaving the unskilled out of a job. “Now More...