Fall from grace

Jacob Gelt Dekker

Emsley Tromp, the former President van de CBCSM dominated the news last week. After decennia of loyal and apparently impeccable service, the top civil servant had his day in Court as he stood accused of fraud with his own pension fund. The Prosecutor was seeking astronomical penalty fines, a jail sentence, and public service. Gerrit Schotte, the former More...

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By Edition On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Small states must insist on rights to climate change compensation

Caribbean small states should be readying themselves for a major joint push to make the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) a landmark occasion More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, October 30th, 2017

The Djinni is out of the flask

“WILLEMSTAD - The Minister of Economic Development Steven Martina wants to tackle illegal trade over the internet, especially on social media.” Yes, Minister, it is unfair to all those who do apply for permits More...

By Edition On Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Changing Caribbean economies

The Caribbean is being stuck with economies that are over-proportionally depending on revenue from tourism and related activities. No, this is not just about hurricanes. If it wasn’t the weather, then it was the More...

Arthur Donker
By Edition On Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Control in Curaçao

I just read in the papers that they want to start checking all illegal businesses that advertise on Facebook, the Vraag en Aanbod page, E Bay and all other car trunk businesses, these are people that sell everything More...

By Edition On Friday, October 20th, 2017

The poison of fake news

You’ll never understand the pain of being at the opposite end of fake news until you are the one feeling it. Too many people have personally suffered or had their lives shattered by fake news. Few months before More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

From Great Britain to Little England

Reactionary forces do not like the new global connectivity communication revolution. They deny the enormous influence of social media, of FaceBook and Twitter on social development and try to reverse its influence. Billions More...

By Edition On Monday, October 16th, 2017

Loose wire

A political leader of Statia, Clyde van Putten, called on the population of Statia “to kill and burn Dutch Marines in the streets.” He was specifically targeting marines who delivered about twenty million US-dollars More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Las Vegas killings

An assassin in Las Vegas killed 58 people and wounded hundreds by shooting from as 32nd-floor hotel room vantage point into a pop-festival crowd. The media stepped up the drama with a few notches by claiming that More...

By Edition On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017


Pride For me it is simply unfathomable that people have the audacity to discuss this topic. What is it that makes us believe that we have the right to question anybody’s gender or sex for that matter? It is typical More...