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Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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Sinophobia

Since Mao Zedong (1893-1976) turned Maoism, his personal flavor of communism, into an export product, his “comrades” have been all over the world and especially in developing economies to preach the new gospel. More...

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

School
By Edition On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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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...

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

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

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
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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
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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...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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State capitalism

Nicolas Maduro Moros, the 65th President of Venezuela since 2013, is still firmly entrenched in his power seat as de facto dictator of the Democratic state of Venezuela. Since 19 November 2013, Maduro ruled mostly More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
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Holders of the Asiento

(the legal right to ship, trans-Atlantic, African prisoners to Spanish colonies in Central and South American, for sale as slaves). The Asiento was set up, between 1492-1510, by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella More...

oostpunt
By Edition On Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
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Curaçao our Pearl in the Caribbean

My father often "joked" to people. "Curaçao is the center of the world". For many people on the island, it is. Unfortunately not everybody gets the chance to move around and travel abroad. In retrospect we do get More...