Tag archive for ‘Column’
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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Creating a new normal for the future

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert I don’t know when it was, the night of December 31, 2020 or December 2021, that I heard a leading politician make the statement: “We have seen hardship, we have seen triumph. We shall More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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Developing the Caribbean from within – part two

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert In a previous essay, the “Development from within the Caribbean” was suggested. Up to five territories could be the Founders of such an initiative. Which territories is the first question More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
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Jackass Airport

Believe it or not, there exists an airport called Jackass Aeropark, although it is no longer in use. It is situated northwest of Las Vegas and was named after an area in the Amargosa Valley where wild jackasses More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, June 21st, 2020
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Combating Recession in the Caribbean through Cooperation

[Publisher’s note: The article below was first published in April under the title ‘THE economy opportunity of the moment‘. Erroneously, this article was republished under the above heading ‘Combating More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Orkaan COVID-19

door John Leerdam Er zijn orkanen en er zijn orkanen. Er zijn orkanen zoals Irma, en er is een orkaan zoals Covid-19 die wereldwijd economieën heeft verwoest. Kwetsbare economieën zoals die op Curaçao worden More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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20 mei 2020 leidde tot verbittering bij Aruba, Curacao en Sint Maarten

door John Leerdam Staatssecretaris Raymond Knops heeft de buit binnen. Hij kan tevreden zijn. Alle drie de regeringen van de overzeese Koninkrijksdelen Aruba, Sint Maarten en Curaçao dus, zijn akkoord gegaan met More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Regeringen Aruba, Curaçao en Sint Maarten moeten armoedebeleid ontwikkelen

door John Leerdam Het hing in de lucht. Op donderdag 14 mei jongstleden haalde aan de vooravond van de Rijksministerraad de Curaçaose minister-president uit naar Nederland. Hij vond dat hij werd behandeld als loopjongen More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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Outside St. Maarten

By Hilbert Haar It’s been two years since I left St. Maarten. Yeah, I left because I never wanted to experience another hurricane again, so if you want to interpret that as a lack of stamina that’s just fine More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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The Golden Guilder

On St. Maarten, banks and the government are advising the general population to use guilders as much as possible, as a way to save dollars. I agree wholeheartedly with this advice. Here is why. When the dollars More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 25th, 2020
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Zero Hour: Our Region in the Face of the Pandemic

By Alicia Bárcena Ibarra* Everything seems to be one gigantic mistake. We console ourselves by saying that everything has happened as it should not have happened. But it is we who are mistaken, not history. We More...