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Screenshot Late Night with Andrew Dick - 1 Aug 2019

By Hilbert Haar The clip of the July 31 episode of Late Night with Andrew Dick is nowhere to be found anymore on the internet. The amateur-hour so-called comedy show – did you ever notice that Dick is unable to finish a single sentence in a normal way? – opened that day with a painful subject: The Daily Herald’s inevitable decision to fire Dick. More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, July 29th, 2019

A balanced approach

By Hilbert Haar Medwork Corporate Health Solutions is a provider of occupational health services. For employers who contract these services, Medwork is the first stop for employees who are unfit to work due to illness. More...

Thick clouds of smoke billowed through Philipsburg and the Southwestern districts on Friday, Aug. 31, after a fire was ignited at the Pond Island dumpsite for debris resulting from Hurricane Irma. Here, an excavator driver  tries to smother the fire and lessen the flames. Smoke filled the sky all day Friday.  (D.A. Robin/Photojournalist)
By The Publisher On Saturday, July 27th, 2019

The most profitable solution

By Hilbert Haar A ticking time bomb and a government with a history of ignoring court rulings; two observations from the court ruling that orders the government to finally take action and do something about the More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Defamation remains part of St. Maarten’s culture

PHILIPSBURG – Slander, defamation, insults; these are the key ingredients of what St. Maarteners know as melee. Playing out mainly on Facebook and on gossip web sites, it is a popular pastime from the writers More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Mr. Integrity

By Hilbert Haar Politics is a dirty game and everybody and his uncle knows it. So when somebody gets in the way of a hidden agenda, the spin doctors and people who are ready to do their bidding come out of the woodwork. In More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

MP Tamara Leonard saw first amendment passed in Parliament to fund pilot breakfast programme

PHILIPSBURG — Member of Parliament for the United Democrats UD party, Tamara Leonard, recently saw her first amendment law being passed in Parliament during the budget debate on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. On More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Idiot America St. Maarten-style

By Hilbert Haar When I heard Fernando Clark’s interview with Dr. Michel Petit my mind automatically went to a book I read some years ago, entitled Idiot America: How stupidity became a virtue in the land of the More...

MP Luc Mercelina - 4 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Smoke and mirrors

By Hilbert Haar MP Luc Mercelina finds himself in an awkward position after the 2019 budget debate. To outsiders, it seems like he is standing with one foot in the opposition due to his motion that sent Public Health More...

Parliament meeting on GEBE with MP Luc Mercelina - 5 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 29th, 2019

A constitutional revolution

By Hilbert Haar It is hard to tell what drives rookie MP Luc Mercelina. His announcement of what he called a “constitutional revolution” must have raised some eyebrows – at least among those who were paying More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

An egocentric attitude

By Hilbert Haar A salary cut for members of parliament is part of the debate about the draft 2019 budget. It is obviously an inevitable measure though it is more meaningful as a symbolical gesture than it is in More...