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The about-face of Prime Minister Jacobs

  By Hilbert Haar The government has finally done what it should have done months ago: sign an agreement with the kingdom about the conditions for the third tranche of liquidity support. While I have not seen the actual correspondence between Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs and State Secretary Knops, the latter’s demands are public knowledge. Therefore More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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A very bad situation

By Hilbert Haar Now they’ve really done it. I never thought that the government would be so daft to put the livelihood of its citizens at risk by stubbornly refusing to accept the Dutch conditions for liquidity More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 14th, 2020
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Political grandstanding

By Hilbert Haar Something does not add up. On November 5 the Parliament approved with an overwhelming majority a motion that declares, among many other things, support for attempts by the obscure Pro Soualiga Foundation More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 12th, 2020
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Will Parliament play hardball?

By Hilbert Haar There is no meeting scheduled for Monday, December 14, on the Parliament’s website but that could still happen with a last-minute announcement. Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs needs that meeting More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
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An opportunity to shine

By Hilbert Haar The much anticipated meeting of Parliament about the financial status of the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) has not yet provided much clarity but especially questions asked by MP Claudius More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 6th, 2020
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Invest in monuments

Government should invest in monuments. It is the perfect investment for Country Sint Maarten. Monuments were back front and center in last week’s Parliament’s meeting when Minister of Culture, Drs. More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Yellowbellies

We are amazed how often we hear or read a statement saying the media should write about this, publish a story about or that the media should do more investigations. Surprisingly, when the media do write about certain More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 22nd, 2020
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Effects of the lack of rule of law

The effect of lack of the rule of law is a problem that does not discriminate, whether you are a corporation or a start-up, rich or poor, educated or illiterate, employed or unemployed, born in St Maarten or from More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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A waste of time, energy and money

By Hilbert Haar The spin doctors in Parliament, spearheaded by UP faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten are going all out in their attempt to sell their story about the decolonization process. So far, twelve parliamentarians More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, November 7th, 2020
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The trouble with reparations

By Hilbert Haar Before anyone wants to hold it against me, let me say this: I support the notion that slavery was wrong for one hundred percent. We may however have different opinions about who was responsible for More...





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