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By Edition On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Gelt Dekker: “People ask me what to do to improve Curaçao’s economy”

My recommendations are: Since top-down government for the last 50 years, does not work, I propose to start a bottom-up regime. Measures needed, and easy to implement. 1. Deregulation of licenses and permits; 2. More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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The future of Curacao

From Emily Saïdy de Jongh-Elhage to Eugene Rhuggenaath, Curacao has not improved in ten years! All of them tried, nationalists, populists, communists, Castro-ists, Chavinists, but none were able to show any progress. More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Independence

“My name, my reputation, and determination to do more for St. Maarten are constantly covered in fog, a fog not of my doing. The fog is created by the Dutch Government as the premise for their ongoing call for More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Virtual currency

In December 2017, Nicolas Maduro, President of Venezuela, announced a new currency. This time not in thick wads of paper bills but virtual. Venezuela will have no cash any longer but only virtual currency said the More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
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Happy Holidays

It is the end of yet another year, and time to celebrate, time for great happiness with your loved ones. I wish you the very, best, whole-heartedly and thank you for all those hours some of you spent on reading More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
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Showdown between union leader and Prime Minister

The showdown between an old union leader and the 7th Prime Minister of Curacao finished up in a strike and a draw. The strike will hurt the already ailing economy of Curacao even more, and the union leader showed More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Mosaics

The Caribbean melting pot of the last 500-years, was ineffective as to achieving a common economy and culture, in today’s global economy. The Caribbean is not a player, and its inhabitants have experienced every More...

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By Edition On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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An eye for an eye

An eye for an eye, the principle of Lex Talionis as it is called in Christianity, finds its equivalent in radical Islam in the principle of Qisãs. It is allowed for Muslims to kill protected ones---children and More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Black and lucky Peter

It is politically incorrect to utter a single mitigating word about the historic slave trade and slavery. The topic is racially heavily charged. Anyone who does not fit the political bill can count on threats and More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Oil, oil and oil again

Oil production and consumption have grown from 60 million barrels per day in 1980, to about 100 million, today. Over the last five years, we have seen a steady growth of about 1-2 % per year. The price per barrel More...