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Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
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What Thomas Morgan did to the Heyligers and Slaak

Dear Anansi, listen to what I just heard on the radio. A rogue politician of St. Maarten is claiming to have become a victim of Dutch persecution. “My name, my reputation, and determination to do more for St. More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Hidden Treasure

“Anansi, you have been very quiet hanging there in your hammock and listening to my boring stories about the islands and their history. Tell me, why are you still on board?” “Easy man! You know all about pirates More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Blyden of St. Thomas and Black re-migration

“Those must be the Lions’ mountains,” screamed Edward W. Blyden of St.Thomas (1832-1912) in excitement when he spotted the majestic bare rock pillars rising out of the Atlantic on the Grain Coast of West Africa. In More...

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By Edition On Friday, June 30th, 2017
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Count Zinzendorf

Nikolaus Ludwig, Reichsgraf von Zinzendorf und Pottendorf (1700 –1760) was a German religious and social reformer, Bishop of the Moravian Church (Jan Hus, ca.1369) and founder of the Herrnhuter Brüdergemeine.  More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Duppy

On a little island in the Caribbean where nobody lived, I anchored my boat in a half circular bay. Nights, I stared at the millions of diamonds in the star sky. One night, I took my dinghy to the white sand beach, More...

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By Edition On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Politics

While electorates around the world get ready for ballot boxes, politicians like traders in smoky tavern rooms at farmers’ markets, eager to strike secret deals. “The room where it Happened. No one really knows How The More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 7th, 2016
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The Myth of Curaçao

The myth of Curacao as an independent, or autonomous nation, a shared imagination of its population, is faltering. After its formation on 10-10-10, political leaders called for nation building, which initially led More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
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Victimization

“I have done nothing! Look at what they did to my ancestors,” said A.S., a juvenile delinquent, serving a prison sentence for armed robbery and violence in Leeuwarden Juvenile Penitentiary. A.S. considers himself More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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Narco religion

Organized crime, especially narco gangs, appear to have all the trappings of organized religion; pyramidal hierarchy, absolute but benevolent, charismatic leaders, fascist organization, rituals, ceremony, symbols, More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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Export terrorism

Fifty countries are sending a constant stream of home grown terrorists to Syria to fight on the side of ISIS, against President Assad’s Syria; the estimates range from 20-30,000. Born and raised in those countries, More...