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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 I am still alive. Pension funds like to know that you’re not six feet under while they keep forking over your pension; understandable. I More...

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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...

Julio R. Romney
By The Publisher On Monday, November 19th, 2018
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Statia in Peril: The case against “Public Entity” – REVISED

By Political Analyst, Julio R, Romney The Court of First Instance in Philipsburg is scheduled (on Tuesday, November 20, 2018) to hear open arguments from the dissolved insular Government of Sint Eustatius which More...

Rhoda Arrindell
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
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Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period.

By Rhoda Arrindell, PhD One day in 1982, I wrote an essay entitled “Waarom St. Maarten onafhankelijk moet worden” for Mr. Bijnsdorp’s Dutch class. Though I hated the class (not because of the teacher, but More...

Knops Embarrassed
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018
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Country embarrassment

The country is constantly being faced with dilemma after dilemma. It goes deeper than a few chats or accusations that transpired over the past months. What has boggled me is the mindset of so many educated persons More...