Tag archive for ‘Jacob Gelt Dekker’
By The Publisher On Sunday, February 11th, 2018

British invasion on Statia

by Jacob Gelt Dekker 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 More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Clean up the Caribbean

by Jacob Gelt Dekker 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, More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Caribbean Micro- and Mini-States

by Jacob Gelt Dekker 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 More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Hiram Beakes of Saba

by Jacob Gelt Dekker Sex, romance, and true love played out with Hiram Beakes. Hiram Beakes was a young man and a scion of the ruling family on the island of Saba. His story of licentious sex that turned into true More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Two triangles

by Jacob Gelt Dekker The cable media may have exhausted you with micromanagement gossip accounts of a dysfunctional President of the United States, so for a change, join me for a very brief review of to-be-expected-global-conflicts. We More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, January 7th, 2018


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By The Publisher On Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Virtual currency

by Jacob Gelt Dekker 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 More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

What is in a name, Commander, Count Jean II D’Estrées

The confusion over Isla de Aves and Archipelago Las Aves may have had more consequences than just Queen Isabella’s administrative error and the resulting sovereignty. It may well have caused the disastrous ruin More...

By Online Editor On Monday, July 17th, 2017

A Prime Minister

On a little island in the Caribbean lived a Prime Minister all by himself. I decided to go and pay him a visit. Anchoring my boat was a bit complicated since this little island did not have any protected bays and More...

By Online Editor On Thursday, July 13th, 2017

What Thomas Morgan Did To The Heyligers And Slaak

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. Maarten More...

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