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Yellowbellies

We are amazed how often we hear or read a statement saying the media should write about this, publish a story about or that the media should do more investigations. Surprisingly, when the media do write about certain issues, it is then written off as melee, gossip and yellow journalism. A big complaint on the island is that the media does not do enough More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
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Effects of the lack of rule of law

The effect of lack of the rule of law is a problem that does not discriminate, whether you are a corporation or a start-up, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, employed or unemployed, born in St Maarten or from More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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A waste of time, energy and money

By Hilbert Haar The spin doctors in Parliament, spearheaded by UP faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten are going all out in their attempt to sell their story about the decolonization process. So far, twelve parliamentarians More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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The trouble with reparations

By Hilbert Haar Before anyone wants to hold it against me, let me say this: I support the notion that slavery was wrong for one hundred percent. We may however have different opinions about who was responsible for More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 24th, 2020
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Statia’s deadlocked political future

By Hilbert Haar If the result of the island council elections in Statia have made anything clear it is that change does not come easy to people. You can take horse to the water but you cannot force it to drink, More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 21st, 2020
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A multi-million dollar sales pitch

By Hilbert Haar Finding the best possible solution in any situation requires first and foremost that you understand and acknowledge the problem. That’s why recovering alcoholics always begin their stories at AA-meetings More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 16th, 2020
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An ugly dog fight

By Hilbert Haar Finance Minister Ardwell Irion’s plan to float a 75 million guilders bond issue has resulted in an ugly dog fight with financial supervisor Cft. United People’s party leader Rolando Brison added More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 16th, 2020
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Cursed Circles

By Hilbert Haar Years ago, as I was sitting on my balcony in the Cretan sun, the mailman stopped by and asked if I had a banknote of twenty Deutsch Marks. It was quite an odd request as Greece was still using the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Solitary confinement belongs in the Middle Ages

By Hilbert Haar The tragic story of Caulette Julien who died at the Mental Health Foundation on August 25 after spending almost three weeks in solitary confinement has triggered many questions that are still waiting More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 8th, 2020
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Creative brains in overdrive

By Hilbert Haar That opportunity makes the thief became once more clear from the case of a man who scammed Social and Health Insurances SZV in three years time for almost $190,000 – thus creating a handsome but More...