Borderline criminal (part 1)

By Hilbert Haar Blogger Bibi Shaw is a borderline criminal. At least, that is the inevitable conclusion if statements attributed to Sharine Daniel in a media report about Shaw are truthful. Shaw is only a criminal if both observations are correct, but they cannot both be incorrect. If Daniel is lying Shaw cannot also be a criminal. If Daniel is telling More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

In the doldrums

By Hilbert Haar The World Bank has finally sounded the alarm over the progress and viability of the airport reconstruction project. At the center of its concerns are attempts by the airport-holding’s board to More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 5th, 2021

Who is paying SMN-News?

~ Amateur hour with Bibi Shaw ~ By Hilbert Haar Freedom of the press and freedom of the right of expression are valuable to me. They are the cornerstones of professional journalism, but these rights are not absolute. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 21st, 2021

A typical St. Maarten drama

By Hilbert Haar All the ingredients for a typical St. Maarten drama are there: a minister, a president of parliament and his driver and a businessman with a questionable reputation. Related article: The questionable More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Time for transparency

By Hilbert Haar The Pro Soualiga Foundation does not have its own agenda, or so it claims in an email to StMaartenNews.com. I have a different impression: the foundation is pushing an agenda that aims to finalize More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 18th, 2021

Questionable future

By Hilbert Haar Is Rolando Brison going to be the next minister of public health, social development and labor (VSA)? Who knows. There are plenty of rumors but there is not enough solid information to answer this More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020

The about-face of Prime Minister Jacobs

  By Hilbert Haar The government has finally done what it should have done months ago: sign an agreement with the kingdom about the conditions for the third tranche of liquidity support. While I have not seen the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020

A very bad situation

By Hilbert Haar Now they’ve really done it. I never thought that the government would be so daft to put the livelihood of its citizens at risk by stubbornly refusing to accept the Dutch conditions for liquidity More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 14th, 2020

Political grandstanding

By Hilbert Haar Something does not add up. On November 5 the Parliament approved with an overwhelming majority a motion that declares, among many other things, support for attempts by the obscure Pro Soualiga Foundation More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 12th, 2020

Will Parliament play hardball?

By Hilbert Haar There is no meeting scheduled for Monday, December 14, on the Parliament’s website but that could still happen with a last-minute announcement. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs needs that meeting More...

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