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Here is some interesting news for the lovers of designer drugs: the party drug ecstasy could very well get the nod to be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designated the drug, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), a “breakthrough therapy” which may lead to faster approval. The More...

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By Online Editor On Friday, September 1st, 2017
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Airbnb tax deals

Airbnb agreements and tax deals are accelerating in vacation rental markets in the Caribbean, with over 10 collaboration agreements with governments in the region and lodging tax collection deals in the US Virgin More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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A report card for MPs – part 3

Dear Editor, It is important to evaluate our representatives in Parliament on an annual basis and not wait until election time. Therefore, SMCP is developing a parliamentary report card that will indicate how well More...

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By Online Editor On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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The presence of China

Dear Editor, On September 15, 2016, just two weeks before elections in Curaçao, I sat in the first row for the signing ceremony of the MoU between the Government of Curaçao and the Chinese state-controlled Guangdong More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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The underworld

All the efforts to clamp down on criminal organizations have at best marginal results. That’s just the way it is: criminals always seem to be one step ahead of the justice system and when somebody gets caught More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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The other side: It’s not about the numbers

Martin Sommer’s view on the Dutch role in the history of slavery did not sit well with everyone. Jörgen Tjon A Fong, a film director and writer, reacted: the consequences of slavery are in social inequality, More...

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By Online Editor On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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Exaggeration is king in slavery debate

The debate about slavery has somehow flared up in Dutch newspapers. Martin Sommer, a political commentator for the Volkskrant says in this op-ed that exaggeration trumps everything in the debate. This is his point More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Parlatino

For the first time in history – as far as we know – the Parliament will discuss framework laws coming from the general assembly of Parlatino, the Latin-American Parliament. It’s gonna be a slightly handicapped More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Unfortunate story

“Yes, Anansi, Essequibo, Berbice, and Surinam is an unfortunate story. Maybe I should not have told you.” “Oh no, I am pleased. Now I know that my nephews called Atta, Accara, and Accabre, are named after More...

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By Online Editor On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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Going back to Sandy Ground (1)

Dear Editor, Nowadays, short of quarantining oneself completely, there is no escape from the news, particularly from reports of folks going back in the past, seemingly, in an effort to address and redress past and More...