Published On: Mon, Nov 18th, 2019

Vote for Hilbert Haar of StMaartenNews.com for Media Personality of the Year 2019

SHTA Crystal Pineapple Award nominees 2019 Media Personality

PHILIPSBURG — StMaartenNews.com is nominated for a Crystal Pineapple Award as Media Personality of the Year via the person of our writer Hilbert Haar.

Love him or hate him, his iconic photo image has been the face of StMaartenNews.com since its launch in October 2017. Despite his retirement, Hilbert Haar continues to be the watchdog in our St. Maarten society. Hilbert Haar is the embodiment of what StMaartenNews.com stands for.

StMaartenNews.com stands for a critical but fair approach towards decision makers. StMaartenNews.com stands for respect of human rights. StMaartenNews.com stands for the protection of the environment. StMaartenNews.com stands for the rights of the ‘small man’.

“Over the past two years as Publisher of StMaartenNews.com I have guaranteed the independence of our editorial team as long as they abide by these guiding principles.” says Terrance Rey, founder and publisher of StMaartenNews.com.

“If StMaartenNews.com can be described as having a Media Personality, it surely is Hilbert Haar.” Rey continues. “Since it’s launch in October 2017, Hilbert Haar has been the face of StMaartenNews.com with his indepth reporting and critical opinion pieces on the going-ons here on St. Maarten.”

“Without Hilbert Haar StMaartenNews.com would not be at the level where it is today.” says Rey. “I thank the SHTA and those who have nominated StMaartenNews.com via the person of Hilbert Haar as Media Personality of the Year 2019.”

VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 CRYSTAL PINEAPPLE AWARDS. The 12th Annual Crystal Pineapple Awards polling station can be found online here: http://shta.com/vote-here/

Vote for critical journalism at its best. Vote for Hilbert Haar. Vote your conscience online at http://shta.com/vote-here/ and we will continue our watchdog function here on St. Maarten, bringing you news, views, reviews and interviews.

StMaartenNews.com would also like to congratulate the other nominees, Kevin “Suppa Kid” Petrona of Laser101 and Steven Cyrillien of PJD2, both consummate professionals in their respective fields in the media industry on St. Maarten. We wish them all good luck and much success.