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By Edition On Friday, June 22nd, 2018
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A dose of preventive health

I attended the conference ‘Kombersa Salfi’ (Health Dialogue) organized by Fundashon Prevenshon in celebration of their tenth anniversary. It was a very well-organized event; guests were first warmly welcomed More...

Slabbaert
By Edition On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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No Banana Republics in the Caribbean

Maracuja Republics, yes. But Banana Republics, definitely not!  A few clarifying lines of political science may be appropriate here. Every government system is a ‘Cracy’ which originates from the Greek word More...

immigratie-hato
By Edition On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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Immigration horror at Hato Airport or how to become something like a stray dog!

Never travel anywhere on a Sunday I would readily advise anyone. Still, I found myself some weeks ago arriving on a Sunday afternoon at Hato Airport. The flight with Westjet out of Toronto was a wonderful one. A More...

dekker_0
By Edition On Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Bosch

The world Press is touting that “ A small Dutch museum achieved the impossible with a Hieronymus Bosch show. ” And rightfully so, tens of thousands of visitors diligently line up to obtain a slot to visit a More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
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10,000 Syrian refugees

Using unemployment statistics to manage political decisions from economy to immigration, residence permits, and preferred status legislature for Yu di Korsou ( 80/20 rule) is no longer adequate. The parameter is More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015
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Soccer matches in the Middle East

Tamerlane, “Timur the Lame”, The Turco-Mongol Conqueror and Founder of the Timurid Empire, was rededicated in Uzbekistan as "Father of the Nation”. Uzbekistan is an independent nation, newly formed on August More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, June 15th, 2015
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G7-Decarbonization

The assumption is, that manmade-CO2 in the atmosphere causes excessive global warming, which is undesirable. Global warming or climate change would stop instantly, from the very moment our society no longer produces More...

dekker_0
By Edition On Thursday, June 4th, 2015
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Refugees

Boat refugees from Africa have coasted Italian territorial waters for the last few months. Successful rescue efforts were executed and now, EU-politicians are reluctantly debating responsibility for long term accommodations. More...

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By Edition On Monday, June 1st, 2015
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China: Strike while the iron is hot | Ronald Sanders

Sir Ronald Sanders is a Consultant and Senior Research Fellow at London University. Reponses to:www.sirronaldsanders.com China’s Premier Li Keqiang, accompanied by over 100 senior Chinese business leaders, visited More...

Havana Cuba
By Edition On Thursday, December 18th, 2014
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Cuba-US relations: Good news for Cuban tourism – and the moment the rest of the Caribbean has been dreading

President Obama is the US leader who has kissed and made up with Cuba. The historic changes he announced at noon, Washington and Havana time, on 17 December will have profound beneficial effects on both countries. More...