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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

CONTINUOUS REINVENTION AND PERSEVERANCE  The second lockdown in Curaçao, almost a year after the first one, caused even more pressure on the economy in general, businesses, families, and individuals in specific. Having to deal with another, more serious COVID-19 wave with loss of loved ones included, will remain engraved in the memories of many. Some companies were able to learn, adapt, and adjust after […]

LETTER FROM THE CHIEF EDITOR

RISA SCHONBAUM

There is no doubt that the pandemic has changed all of us. While the crisis is not in our rearview mirror yet, we can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As the pandemic created many unexpected challenges, we are all eager to turn the corner on controlling this virus and inch closer to the recovery needed across the world. We are continuously reminded how […]

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 […]