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Press release policy

By Hilbert Haar The media accreditation policy the Department of Communication announced recently has local journalists up in arms. Good. They demand a meeting with the Council of Ministers to discuss their concerns and in the meantime they will not sign any consent-form. See related article: Journalists demand postponement of accreditation policy That More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
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Slikken of stikken

By Hilbert Haar I don’t want to cause any trouble but this statement from the International Labor Organization (ILO) is too good to keep from the good citizens of St. Maarten and in particular from all those More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, April 24th, 2022
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Reform or referendum?

By Hilbert Haar Member of Parliament Grisha Heyliger-Marten is sending mixed and confusing messages through her most recent letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. So maybe it is time to clarify a couple of things. What More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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Pleasing rates

By Hilbert Haar The court case of a French teacher against the St. Maarten Academy offers a candid insight into the way this school is going about its business. It fired the teacher, who’d been employed since More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Boycott the press briefing

By Hilbert Haar If something gets me really going, it is a government that imposes all kinds of silly rules on journalists. DCOMM certainly got me going with the publication of its media policy. Don’t get me More...

By The Publisher On Friday, April 1st, 2022
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Guilty by doing nothing

By Hilbert Haar The parliament is supposed to control the government. Right? Says so in the constitution. But the parliament has no clue about the way the government is spending tax payers money – and apparently More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
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A questionable history

By Hilbert Haar Politicians are not exactly role models. This statement is true for most politicians but obviously not for all of them. In St. Maarten even King Beau Beau is wondering who will be locked up next. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 13th, 2022
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COHO-law sidelines Parliament

By Hilbert Haar The establishment of the COHO, the Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development, is a done deal, even though the parliaments of the four kingdom countries still have to give their approval. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 4th, 2022
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Doing justice to Amy’s legacy

By Hilbert Haar Since 2013, the European Human Rights Court has ruled several times that a life sentence without the possibility of review is inhumane. The Supreme Court has confirmed this point of view. In the More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 31st, 2022
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Making St. Maarten a better place

By Hilbert Haar We have lost out trust in our politicians. We have lost our moral compass. Our integrity compass. Actually, we don’t have a compass at all anymore. Court rulings are wrong. I am not making this More...