Razor-thin motivation

Hilbert Haar

By Hilbert Haar The motion of CDA parliamentarian Chris van Dam that calls for Dutch involvement in law enforcement on St. Maarten comes across as a fine example of Dutch meddling in our island’s affairs. That is won’t happen anyway does not matter: Van Dam has put the thought out there and a large majority of the Second Chamber blindly followed More...

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Mullet Bay property
By The Publisher On Friday, October 11th, 2019

Getting Mullet Bay out of its funk

By Hilbert Haar In different words, MP Wescot-Williams criticized the proposal to conduct a parliamentary inquiry into Mullet Bay the same way civil law attorney Wim van Sambeek did in an article stmaartennews.com More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, October 4th, 2019

A giant blooper

By Hilbert Haar Did Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday overstep the mark on September 23 when he signed the national decree that invokes article 59? That question rumbles through the corridors of power in The Hague More...

Jason Rogers - Attorney
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Playing by the rules

By Hilbert Haar When will politicians learn that they have to play by the rules? Given the soap opera the interim elections have become that could take some time. A lot of time. I won’t go into the specifics More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, September 14th, 2019

Ancient history

By Hilbert Haar Remember September 11, 2015? It was not only the fourteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in the United States. It was also the day Attorney-General Guus Schram addressed More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, September 8th, 2019

A very bad idea

An Exposé by Hilbert Haar Hilbert Haar exposes for the second time the moves of the 'shadow government' on St. Maarten and their spies within the Leona Romeo-Marlin II cabinet. Hilbert Haar also exposes and debunks More...

StMaartenNews Opinion
By The Publisher On Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Decision to screen supervisory board members commendable

Dear Editor, The decision by the Prime Minister to screen appointed members to the Supervisory Board of Directors of government-owned companies is commendable and should be welcomed by all. In executing this decree More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, September 1st, 2019

The Fourth Estate

By Hilbert Haar How is it possible that St. Maarten is the only island where the “local media” is from everywhere else in the world BUT St. Maarten? Thus begins a Facebook-post by historian Will Johnson. Pseudo More...

Mullet Bay golf course terrain
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Time for appropriate action

By Hilbert Haar Giving back Mullet Bay to the people – the lofty objective behind MP Rolando Brison’s proposal for a parliamentary inquiry into the state of affairs with the location of the former Mullet Bay More...

Screenshot Late Night with Andrew Dick - 1 Aug 2019
By The Publisher On Friday, August 2nd, 2019

A racist rant

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 More...