The responsibility of school boards

StMaartenNews Opinion

By Hilbert Haar The case of the dismissed guidance counselor Seynep Sabahoglu by the Foundation for Academic and Vocational Education (FAVE) shows once more how irresponsible the board members of such organizations are when it comes to their responsibilities. While the court saw no other option than to dissolve the labor contract (based on “changed More...

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Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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What a disgrace

By Hilbert Haar In a moment of weakness and – I have to admit, bad judgment - I reacted on Facebook to a post about Member of Parliament Frans Richardson where he stated that two members of the anti-corruption More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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The language issue myth

By Hilbert Haar Interestingly, MP Frans Richardson once more brought up the issue of the Dutch language in a meeting of parliament on Wednesday. The occasion was a presentation by the Progress Committee about the More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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A lot of hot air

By Hilbert Haar After Envirogreen it is now Enviropower to get a shot at building a waste-to-energy facility on Pond Island. The company recently made a presentation in the parliamentary committee for environment More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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The Real Gestapo Tactics

By Hilbert Haar What exactly are Gestapo tactics? That question becomes relevant now that members of parliament have seen fit to take Minister Perry Geerlings to task for his attempt to pacify the Dutch over the More...

Late Night with Andrew Dick
By The Publisher On Friday, October 26th, 2018
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The Accountability of Journalists

By Hilbert Haar Interesting that debate on our island about the accountability of journalists. Andrew Dick seems to be at the centre of this storm in a glass of water. I happen to know Andrew – for a short time More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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When opportunity knocks

By Hilbert Haar The end of the sad story about Maritsa James-Christina, the disgraced registrar of the court in St. Maarten, is not in sight yet. After almost a lifetime of service to the court, James-Christina More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
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Moral aspects

By Hilbert Haar Well, well well. Hear hear. The appeals court has acquitted Maria Buncamper-Molanus and her husband Claudius of quite some charges in the so-called Eco Green-investigation. Terms like ‘no crime More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, October 1st, 2018
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From balloons to lampoons

By Hilbert Haar Environmental issues have taken central stage in St. Maarten ever since Barbara Cannegieter et al filed a lawsuit against the government over the persistent fires at the dump. Add the Pride’s Foundation’s More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Gestapo tactics

By Hilbert Haar Oh oh; the justice system is doing what it is supposed to do and politicians start to feel the heat. Don’t let their cries of Gestapo-tactics, denationalization and Dutch takeover fool you. Nor More...