Zero Hour: Our Region in the Face of the Pandemic

Opinion - St Maarten News

By Alicia Bárcena Ibarra* Everything seems to be one gigantic mistake. We console ourselves by saying that everything has happened as it should not have happened. But it is we who are mistaken, not history. We must learn to look reality in the face; if necessary, we must invent new words and new ideas for these new realities that are challenging us. More...

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Kroongetuige
By The Publisher On Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Reporting error?

Dear Editor, In your reporting of the Larimar case, in which Mr. Theo Heyliger is accused of corruption by accepting bribes pertaining to various government projects on Sint Maarten. These bribes netted an amount More...

Letter - St Maarten News - People
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 5th, 2020
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An organized political party is the magic factor

Dear Editor, Many voters will be challenged to cast their vote in a manner that they are sure that they have selected the candidate most likely to advance their interests in the upcoming elections. This is because More...

Screening Process Cartoon
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Ask Sjamira

Op-Ed about the merits of recruitment in the selection process for supervisory board member candidates By Hilbert Haar I recently had to have a document certified by the Dutch consulate in Cambodia to prove that More...

Apples
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
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Rotten to the core

By Hilbert Haar Suppose I wrote that St. Maarten’s political system is rotten to the core. What would the predictable reaction be? Here are some ideas: I am a Dutchman, I don’t even live in St. Maarten, the More...

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

Mullet Bay golf course
By The Publisher On Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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Parliamentary Inquiry costs more and still you have no legal binding outcome

Dear editor, If you claim ownership of land and problems occur about the claim, you can go to court and ask a verdict. The judge will check the claim related to the civil code and eventually other legislation in More...

CIBC FirstCaribbean's First in Business Seminar at Belair Community Center March 14th 2019 - - - Richard Hazel Photo
By The Publisher On Friday, March 22nd, 2019
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How entrepreneurs responded to CIBC FirstCaribbean’s First in Business Seminar

BELAIR — CIBC FirstCaribbean recently held it First in Business Seminar at Belair Community Center on Thursday, March 14th, 2019. According to Garth Sherwood, Country Manager CIBC FirstCaribbean, the aim More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, March 11th, 2019
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Whistleblowers need plenty of guts

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG -- The suspicions of bribery and money laundering leveled against United Democrats-leader and now former Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger reveal that there is at least an aura of corruption More...

ENNIA - Photo Extra
By The Publisher On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Ill-prepared

By Hilbert Haar The recently held meeting of the parliamentary finance committee about the situation of insurance company ENNIA and its affiliated entities showed once more how ill-prepared some politicians are More...