ABC islands and sanctions imposed from Venezuela – the real reason for this!

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As you may have noticed the illustrious president of Venezuela mr. Maduro has ordered a freeze on commercial activity between the ABC islands and Venezuela. Reason for this is the supposedly big contraband there is between Venezuela and the ABC islands. The real reason is that he (PDVSA) is being kicked out of all three islands. 1. Aruba. The former More...

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AlexRosaria
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Aruba’s move towards Venezuela commendable

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Slabbaert
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Hub-spoke airlift in the Caribbean

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dekker_0
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Gelt Dekker: “People ask me what to do to improve Curaçao’s economy”

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Jacob Gelt Dekker
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The future of Curacao

From Emily Saïdy de Jongh-Elhage to Eugene Rhuggenaath, Curacao has not improved in ten years! All of them tried, nationalists, populists, communists, Castro-ists, Chavinists, but none were able to show any progress. More...

Slabbaert
By Edition On Friday, January 12th, 2018
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The Caribbean thinks of climate resilience

As time and age advance, and with it one’s private and professional life progresses, one might come to the conclusion that most things we do in life, in business or even in politics are just a bunch of nonsense. More...

Willemstad
By Edition On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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Reality, what a concept!

In view of the ongoing (and undoubtedly soon to be intensified) discussions and predicament regarding GZE, MDPT and the ‘peculiar’ happenings with regard to the Isla Refinery issues, with now also a Venezuelan More...

dekker_0
By Edition On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Independence

“My name, my reputation, and determination to do more for St. Maarten are constantly covered in fog, a fog not of my doing. The fog is created by the Dutch Government as the premise for their ongoing call for More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Virtual currency

In December 2017, Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, announced a new currency. This time not in thick wads of paper bills but virtual. Venezuela will have no cash any longer but only virtual currency said the More...

Slabbaert
By Edition On Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Find and mind Caribbean culture

Maybe I should have suggested a headline ‘The quest for the Caribbean heart and soul and purifying its society’. But there are more and different perspectives to it. It should be a top resolution for the New More...