The Caribbean through the eyes of Jacob Gelt Dekker


AMSTERDAM - In the book The Caribbean, published this week, author Jacob Gelt Dekker takes the reader on a special journey through the history of the Caribbean. After a life-changing diagnosis, the entrepreneur / philosopher / world traveler / columnist / benefactor and - on Curaçao - persona non grata decides to leave his home in Key West to make More...

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By Edition On Friday, April 20th, 2018

It’s SMOC’s fault!

It’s not the first time that the unions were paid and send by Maduro’s Khmer Rouge in their sponsored red PDVSA shirts to demonstrate on the Wilhelmina Square against the seizure of SMOC and the others. I add More...

By Edition On Friday, April 13th, 2018

Filling the void: China’s expanding Caribbean presence

The Peace Ark sailed smoothly into Havana Harbor, floating past the aging brick Morro Cabana fortress under a luminous yellow sun. The Ark’s 416 crew members disembarked on a warm Friday afternoon in October 2011 More...

By Edition On Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

The Netherlands give in to Narco-terrorism

Last Sunday we took notice of the secretly undertaken mission of our new minister of Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok to Venezuela, with the goal to improve the relationship with that country and to achieve the cancelation More...

By Edition On Monday, April 9th, 2018

How to enjoy being an expatriate and still comply with U.S. taxes in Curaçao

Expat living is exciting, but we don't want to make it too exciting.  The good news is that compliance is relatively simple.  Curaçao is a party to FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). It's possible that More...

By Edition On Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Festive St Elisabeth hospital

A few weeks ago I was at the first aid of the Elisabeth hospital around 10 o'clock in the evening. Some booths were occupied; a child was crying horribly, an older man was so nervous that he had to talk loudly and More...

By Edition On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Is leadership in the Caribbean missing?

Or is it not? Many say it is! The very essence of leadership is having a vision. Do you know of any of the self-proclaimed or elected leaders in the region who has a vision in the broader sense of the word? It means More...

By Edition On Friday, March 23rd, 2018

External interference in Caribbean elections is real

Before getting into the thrust of the serious and threatening matter that lies at the heart of this commentary, I declare that I was an integral part of the management of the campaign of the Antigua and Barbuda More...

By Edition On Monday, March 19th, 2018

A culture of bare faced greed!

Have you seen the prices of fruits and vegetables lately? You certainly need to be a government official if you want to be able to afford them! All the workers toiling for minimum wage and single moms certainly More...

By Edition On Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The EU behaving like gangsters on blacklisting

The former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Nigel Farage, in a speech to the EU parliament said the EU was acting like the Mafia. He was chastised More...