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By Edition On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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The Caribbean through the eyes of Jacob Gelt Dekker

AMSTERDAM - In the book The Caribbean, published this week, author Jacob Gelt Dekker takes the reader on a special journey through the history of the Caribbean. After a life-changing diagnosis, the entrepreneur More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
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From a patient’s log book

Interior designer Marcel Wanders put in rooms, lobbies and restaurants of the Kameha Grand Hotel of Bonn, Front Moooi’s Pig tables, at Euro 3,000 apiece, in the stunning wing-shaped building by Karl-Heinz Schommer, More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018
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Three strikes and you are out

My lymphoma that developed  in June 2014, has relapsed for the third time, and this time with a fury. A 10x20 cm large tumor grew into the lower right, abdominal area, with multiple, large metastasis in the pelvic More...

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By Edition On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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British invasion on Statia

Statia’s delusional political leader, Clyde van Putten, insists that St. Eustatius is an easy prey to be ransacked by Dutch Marines. The incident of 1780, was for van Putten as if it happened yesterday. The worst More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By Edition On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Clean up

Six months after the van Putten-Statia incident, financial mismanagement, abuse of power, fraud, theft, embezzlement of public funds, widespread corruption and favoritism, personal intimidations, threats and insults, More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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Caribbean Micro and Mini States

Hurricane Maria of 2017 posed a tough question to Caribbean islands, to rebuild or not to rebuild. And a far more intriguing dilemma, can Caribbean mini- and micro-States continue to exist? The devastation on Puerto More...

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By Edition On Monday, January 29th, 2018
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GreenTown or PDVSA?

Only after a D.D. (due diligence), Guangdong Zhenrong Energy (GZE), as main investor for the Oil Refinery (RdK), was disqualified. The D.D. showed that the company did not have access to the required funds of US More...

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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...