The mess at BTP is still there

BTP building

By Hilbert Haar How Minister Ludmila De Weever was able to reach an amicable settlement with Anthony Carty, the heavily overpaid director of the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) is a mystery to me. As the minister responsible for telecommunication, De Weever must be aware of a highly critical report about BTP from the General Audit Chamber in More...

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COVID-19 Stats per 26 July 2020
By The Publisher On Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Monitoring the situation

By Hilbert Haar The explosion of corona-virus infections on our island should not come as a surprise: it was expected. One reason is, according to a press release issued by Prime Minister Jacobs, the “systematic More...

Negotiation Table
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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A rightful place at the table

By Hilbert Haar Four employer organizations have launched what feels like a pre-emptive strike against the imminent reform of the Social Economic Council by joining forces and establishing the Employer Council of More...

Caribbean Reform Entity
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Rejected? Yes; no; well, maybe

By Hilbert Haar I always thought that when a woman says no she means no but apparently the rules in politics are different. This thought crossed my mind after reading the press release from the Prime Minister’s More...

International Mail
By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Pettifoggery

By Hilbert Haar If I understand the letter from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte correctly she prefers to have discussions with her “colleague” Rutte or with the Minister of More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Racial discrimination

By Hilbert Haar There is something to be said in favor of the approach the labor unions have chosen to put up a fight against the inevitable cuts in labor conditions the kingdom demands in exchange for continued More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Same dog …

By Hilbert Haar Same dog and not even a different hat; that is the best description I can come up with for the so-called research of UP faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten into the matter of decolonization. Heyliger-Marten More...

Follow the Money trail
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Follow the money

By Hilbert Haar If I assume that the finance ministry is putting together the country’s budgets to the best of its abilities the conclusion must be that there is definitely something wrong. Maybe not with those More...

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By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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A shopaholic

By Hilbert Haar MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten is on the decolonization warpath. She has called Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to parliament asking whether she is prepared “for the process of finalizing decolonization More...

GEBE Megawatty
By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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The bottom line

By Hilbert Haar It cannot surprise anyone that the government’s cost-cutting measures in exchange for receiving liquidity support from the Netherlands have become the center of an epic controversy, especially More...