Hilbert Haar

Independent writer, journalist, photographer, former managing editor of the TODAY Newspaper on St. Maarten and main writer for StMaartenNews.com.

Nick Maley 20171113 - HH
By Hilbert Haar On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Front Street comes back to life – but it is not there yet

PHILIPSBURG – One of the more forward thinking entrepreneurs on Front Street is Nick Maley, the iconic artist who stood at the basis of the Yoda character in the Star Wars movies. Maley’s Star Wars museum survived More...

Leila Matroos-Lasten - CBCS interim director
By Hilbert Haar On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Central Bank appoints temporary directors

PHILIPSBURG – The Central Bank of Curacao and St. Maarten temporarily appointed Leila Matroos-Lasten to the function of director secretary and José Jardim to financial economic director on Monday. The appointments More...

Mitch Henriquez
By Hilbert Haar On Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Experts: Acute stress syndrome cause of Henriquez’ death

SCHIPHOL – Mitch Henriquez most likely died in June 2015 from an acute stress syndrome that resulted in heart failure. Three experts who studied the case said that on the second day of the trial against two police More...

Hilbert Haar - foto Milton Pieters
By Hilbert Haar On Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Political sabre-rattling

By Hilbert Haar Parliament can pass all the motions it wants but it won’t get the government to do something that it does not want to do. After all, a motion is nothing more than a request to the government. Over More...

Parliament in session 20171101 - HH
By Hilbert Haar On Friday, November 10th, 2017

Parliament wants to relieve PM Marlin of his duties

PHILIPSBURG – With an 8 to 1 vote the Parliament passed a motion on Friday that resolves to discharge Prime Minister and Minister of General Affairs William Marlin of his duties with immediate effect and to install More...