Migration from the Caribbean and South America

Jacob Gelt Dekker

“At the time of independence, in 1975, Dutch subjects living in the colony of Suriname were given the choice of Dutch or Surinamese citizenship. Amazingly, 220,000 out of a population of 450,000 left Suriname for the Netherlands – a level of migration that is staggering in size and scope. Many people didn't have much faith in the economic future More...

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Venezuela protest
By Edition On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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Venezuela’s crisis and the region

Last week, after months of growing street protests, detentions, escalating violence, at least 36 deaths, and shortages of almost all basic necessities, Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, announced the creation More...

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By Edition On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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Cooperation needed

Today’s news that the Central Bank of Curaçao and St. Maarten (CBCS) amended the annual percentage rate (APR) is quite interesting. It regards all costs charged for credit. The move is intended to protect consumers More...

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By Edition On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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Island update: What’s new in Curaçao

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By Edition On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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The near future of retail

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By Edition On Friday, May 5th, 2017
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New guide for young entrepreneurs working to modernize agriculture through ICTS

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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Plastic-eating caterpillar could hold key to tackling plastic pollution

CAMBRIDGE – Plastic waste fouls the ocean, poisons marine life, defaces the environment and clogs gutters and landfills; sticking around for years without breaking down and with no viable solution in sight. That More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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Everything is ready for the 16th edition of the CSEC 2017

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) held a press conference recently at the Renaissance Resort Curaçao to announce the 16th Caribbean Shipping Executives Conference in Curaçao. During the press conference More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
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Soldier of Orange Award awarded to social initiatives

THE HAGUE - Stefan de Vries from Hengelo and Deva-Dee Siliee from Curaçao, received an award from the Soldier of Orange Fund last Sunday for their efforts to solve a social problem. De Vries Foundation Bake & More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Negritude is dead

Negritude or pan-Africanism do not show up in the Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean political debate. Edward Blyden (1832-1912) of St. Thomas made it his life's achievement to repatriate Africans to Africa. He became More...