#MeToo Curaçao


As we reflect on Women’s Day this year, men and women can be grateful of the many strides we’ve made on women’s rights. Long gone are the days that Friar (Frater) Radulphus on behalf of the Church declared that women were too stupid to vote. Women no longer have to quit their jobs after they get married, they’re not excluded from entering professions More...

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By Edition On Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Dysfunctional union Curaçao & St. Maarten

On 16 February 2018, the Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Union (ECCU) convenes for the 90th time. The ECCU was born in 1983 to assist members with their financial and economic development agenda More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

From a patient’s log book

Interior designer Marcel Wanders put in rooms, lobbies and restaurants of the Kameha Grand Hotel of Bonn, Front Moooi’s Pig tables, at Euro 3,000 apiece, in the stunning wing-shaped building by Karl-Heinz Schommer, More...

By Edition On Monday, February 26th, 2018

The Blockchain won’t save Venezuela

The petro is just a way to hide new international debt behind crypto mumbo-jumbo. I don’t know why Venezuela’s “petro” cryptocurrency annoys me so much. It is partly that the promise of cryptocurrency was More...

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By Edition On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

For the attention of SOAB Human Resource department

For the attention of SOAB Human Resource department / Mrs. Marianella de Jongh Dear Ms. de Jongh, In below job advertisements published this week in the Amigoe newspaper, I noted that you have vacancies for male More...

By Edition On Monday, February 19th, 2018

The day after

Slowly also by me it sinks in that Statia does not have an elected island council and an executive council anymore. This ultimate measure, which was taken last in The Netherlands in 1951 whereby the municipality More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Three strikes and you are out

My lymphoma that developed  in June 2014, has relapsed for the third time, and this time with a fury. A 10x20 cm large tumor grew into the lower right, abdominal area, with multiple, large metastasis in the pelvic More...

By Edition On Monday, February 12th, 2018

British invasion on Statia

Statia’s delusional political leader, Clyde van Putten, insists that St. Eustatius is an easy prey to be ransacked by Dutch Marines. The incident of 1780, was for van Putten as if it happened yesterday. The worst More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Clean up

Six months after the van Putten-Statia incident, financial mismanagement, abuse of power, fraud, theft, embezzlement of public funds, widespread corruption and favoritism, personal intimidations, threats and insults, More...

By Edition On Monday, February 5th, 2018

Fly-in-something in the Caribbean

How about Fly-In Banking; like a drive-in fast food operation? No, it’s no joke. In the Caribbean? Probably not, but that is not the point. One has to look at the principles of the concept and explore if one could More...