40 y Lease agreement between Curacao refinery & Chinese company Guangdong Zhenrong (GZE)

oil refinery

On November 2016, a “Heads of Agreement” was signed between GZE (Guangdong Zhenrong) a commodity trader and the x government of Curacao under x PM Ben Whiteman to finance, modernize and operate its refinery & the storage terminal & dock and to also assist in modernizing the water and electricity plants as well as aid in the construction More...

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Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Friday, January 27th, 2017

Risk and uncertainty

On 25 January 2017, between 9: 30 and 10: 00 o’clock, the Dow Jones Index crashed through the 20,000-ceiling by jumping from 19,994.48 to 20,000 ++.  On 6 March 2009, the DJI had hit a recession low of 6,626.94, More...

By Edition On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Fully Implementing UNESCO Education Guidelines for a Better Curaçao

In 2000, UNESCO issued a set of guidelines for improving primary and secondary education across the globe by 2015. Unfortunately for the students of this island, much of the importance of that resolution appears More...

By Edition On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

New board Corps Consulaire, new opportunities

Congratulations! The Curacao Corps Consulaire has a new board consisting of Dean mr. Karel Frielink (Honorary Consul of Germany) and members ms. Margaret Hawthorne (Honorary Consul of the USA), mr. Ivan Moreno jr. More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

“Remember the good old times?”

But was life really better in the good old days? Blaming the present for the mishap of today and admiring the past seems firmly rooted in human nature, even when these good old days never existed and the reality More...

By Edition On Friday, January 13th, 2017

The end of ‘wet foot-dry foot’ – parting gift for whom?

Tomas Regalado, the mayor of Miami – long a hotbed for Cuban exiles – has described as a “parting gift” the decision of the waning Obama administration to end the US ‘wet foot-dry foot’ policy toward More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Thursday, January 12th, 2017


The road to economic growth starts with investment in education. But more than just passing on useful knowledge is needed; training and drilling are essential parts of the package. “Uncoachable kids become unemployable More...

Arthur Donker
By Edition On Monday, January 9th, 2017

Dear Mr Zuckerberg

Willemstad, Jan 8th 2017 To: Mr. Mark Zuckerberg 1 Hackerway Menlo Park, California Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, I am addressing this to you because you, as the oppermeister of Facebook, should know about the annoying trend More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Economic growth

Champagne bubbles may still be coming out of your head, but 2017 started with 2016’s harsh reality. The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten, CBCSM, announced last week at the very end of December, that the More...

By Edition On Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Immigration horror at Hato Airport or how to become something like a stray dog!

Never travel anywhere on a Sunday I would readily advise anyone. Still, I found myself some weeks ago arriving on a Sunday afternoon at Hato Airport. The flight with Westjet out of Toronto was a wonderful one. A More...