Gestapo tactics

Hilbert Haar

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 should you be fooled by the (repeated) call from that misguided MP Christophe Emmanuel, who keeps insisting that St. Maarten must send a strong More...

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Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Unqualified teachers

By Hilbert Haar What is the definition of a qualified teacher? This question popped into my mind when I read about Minister Wycliffe Smith’s summary of the state of affairs in the schools on our island. LOGIN More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Delivering happiness

By Hilbert Haar Ah, there is one more thing that has struck me as a significant difference between St. Maarten and the Asian countries where I am currently traveling. LOGIN TO READ MORE... THERE IS MORE TO THIS More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, September 9th, 2018
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The tipping point

By Hilbert Haar Mongolia, South Korea and Vietnam have several things in common that set these countries apart from St. Maarten. And those things offer plenty of food for thought to politicians, educators, parents More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, September 7th, 2018
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A wonderful premise

By Hilbert Haar My, my, what a thing! As if our little island does not have enough headaches on its plate, now VROMI-Minister Miklos Giterson has been arrested on suspicion – I repeat: on suspicion – of drunk More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, August 31st, 2018
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Systematic corruption

By Hilbert Haar With some amazement, if not amusement, I have taken note of the ‘I stand with St. Maarten’ march in Philipsburg. Obviously, this was a protest organized in support of MP Theo Heyliger, who is More...

Integrity Directions
By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018
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With the many institutions we already have, do we really need the Integrity Chamber?

Dear Editor, It might be nothing new for us, but it is embarrassing to be constantly reading and hearing about members of the highest governing body on our island being corrupt. Yes, there is corruption worldwide, More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, August 26th, 2018
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Enemy of the people

By Hilbert Haar A giant murderer, a toxic monster and we need immediate action. Minister Miklos Giterson used all these words in January and February of this year when he spoke about the dump. It is now August and More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, August 25th, 2018
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Integrity

By Hilbert Haar It is tempting to note that integrity issues have soared to the surface again in St. Maarten after the common Court of Justice gave the green light for the prosecution of MP Theo Heyliger. The suspicions More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, August 20th, 2018
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For whom the wedding bells toll?

On Tuesday the news reached our newsdesk that political stalwarts and members of Parliament, Frankie Meyers and William Marlin, were having lunch over at Yvette’s Restaurant in French Quarter, a hideaway frequently More...