Author Archives: sbos@cbm.cw

OPINION COMMENTARY: BUILDING BLOCKS TO GROW AND ACCELERATE THE CURAÇAO ECONOMY

Summarized version of an opinion report from Toine Knipping, Chief Executive Officer and a Co-Founder of Amicorp Group and Amicorp Community Foundation. Toine has been promoting a balanced, ethical, and holistic approach to business ever since he started his first company and has authored many articles as well as a few books. September 2020 The […]

TWO FOUNDATIONS. ONE GOAL. IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE.

The importance of spreading cancer awareness through optimal screening programs and supportive care services for cancer patients. Together we are stronger in the fight against cancer. Writer: Desi Dijkhuizen/Risa Schonbaum If you were offered the opportunity to prevent developing cancer, would you take it? Having cancer is hard and going through it can be an […]

UNDERSTANDING DISENFRANCHISED GRIEF: ACKNOWLEDGING WHAT WE HAVE LOST AND HOW WE ARE GRIEVING

Writer: Shruti Tekwani, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Coach, Choice Theory & Reality Therapy Trainer Grief doesn’t always mean death and loss isn’t always tangible. The term “disenfranchised grief” was coined by Dr. Kenneth J Doka in 1985, and he described it as grief that is not acknowledged by society. Indeed, if someone is experiencing […]

THE INVINCIBLE COMPANY

Writer: Tim Q. M. Martina Resilience. In January 2006, Kongō Gumi, a Japanese construction company, went into liquidation. Although regrettable, this is not inherently remarkable. What truly was astonishing though was the fact that this mostly family-run company closed up shop after 1,428 years. How could this enterprise survive for over a millennium and other […]

BLOCKCHAIN-ENABLED CENTRAL BANK DIGITAL CURRENCIES ARE DEVELOPING FAST, BUT HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER CRYPTO?

Writer: Sean Stein Smith, DBA, CPA, as originally published with Forbes.com Asset backed cryptoassets continue to make headlines but understanding the differences between the options that exist is essential for wider adoption. Much has been written and discussed about the potential of cryptocurrencies to revolutionize financial markets and transactions, but price volatility still poses a […]

BLOCKCHAIN HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2ND HALF OF 2020: CRYPTO BANKS, SAND DOLLARS AND DEFI

Writer: Kirk Phillips, CPA, CMA, CFE, CBP The lightning fast pace of innovation is the one constant in the blockchain and crypto asset space. Developer talent is in short supply and blockchain career demand is jumping to the front of the pack. There is no global stakeholder left who is not aware of and considering […]

HOW COOL IS THE FUTURE?

Writer: Tim Q. M. Martina By now, we are all aware of the apocalyptic picture exhaustingly drawn by scholars and activists; global warming, over-population, famine, mass-extinction. To put it mildly, not desirable. We can choose to work against something bad, or we can choose to work towards something good. There is a difference. Post-scarcity is […]

PROTEUS – THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION OFF THE COAST OF CURAÇAO

“The promise of the Ocean is the answer for our future” – Fabien Cousteau Fabien Cousteau, aquanaut, documentary filmmaker, oceanographic explorer, environmental advocate, and marine conservationist, has been scuba diving since the age of four. As the grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, a passion for the sea is in his blood, and he […]