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A regrettable decision

By Hilbert Haar Well, well. The politicians that have been bashing airport CEO Brian Mingo for months have gotten their way – for now. Down the road the decision by the airport-holding to terminate its contract with Mingo could prove to be very costly. Related article: Airport holding fires CEO Brian Mingo So now what? Mingo has been put on inactive More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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The press release-parliamentarian

By Hilbert Haar The press release-parliamentarian, aka independent MP Christophe Emmanuel, is at it again, together with his public relation officer, mini market-owner Michael Granger. In his umpteenth press release, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
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Invoking Article 59 is PM Jacobs’ final option

PHILIPSBURG — Government and Parliament are at a crossroads due to the continued dispute about the insistence by State Secretary Raymond Knops that the Parliament denounces the petition it submitted to the More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 27th, 2021
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Now we’re in the dog house

By Hilbert Haar Is anybody surprised about the decision by the Kingdom Council of Ministers to freeze liquidity support for St. Maarten? I saw this coming along time ago. The inevitable you-know-what has hit the More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Dead or alive

By Hilbert Haar Reactions in St. Maarten to the negative Council of State-advice about the draft kingdom law COHO were jubilant and that is understandable. But the COHO, the Caribbean Reform and Development Entity, More...

By The Publisher On Friday, March 19th, 2021
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Mission impossible

By Hilbert Haar If you are not confused enough yet about the whole decolonization petition and what it means for Dutch liquidity support for our cash-strapped government, here is something else to think about. First More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Understanding racism

By Hilbert Haar Let me begin with full disclosure. I am white. I was born in the Netherlands and therefore I have the Dutch nationality. I have not lived in that country for more than 25 years and I have come to More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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In a league of their own

  By Hilbert Haar There is a strong similarity between the war on drugs and the fight against corruption and money laundering. Sure, if you throw enough resources at it, the occasional drugs transport will be intercepted More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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An irresistible pie

By Hilbert Haar The reconstruction of the Princess Juliana International Airport is a multi-million dollar project. Projects of such magnitude have the tendency to attract the attention of people with less than More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, February 20th, 2021
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Borderline criminal (part 1)

By Hilbert Haar Blogger Bibi Shaw is a borderline criminal. At least, that is the inevitable conclusion if statements attributed to Sharine Daniel in a media report about Shaw are truthful. Shaw is only a criminal More...






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