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By The Publisher On Monday, September 26th, 2022
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Dutch democracy

By Hilbert Haar Kadushi, the weekly column on the website of DossierKoninkrijksRelaties.nl, touched on a sensitive issue last week: the value of democracy and the question whether the Caribbean countries still More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022
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Just call

By Terrance Rey Mullet Bay will be sold for the third time in its history. First, the Mullet Bay property was sold to a stately gentleman named Kamal Asultani. He always reminded me of the actor Omar Sharif. Asultani More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 7th, 2022
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Landgrab

Land grabLiterally anything is possible in St. Maarten. This time my column is about an example of how one can legally become the owner of a piece of land in an illegal way and – fortunately – what More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 4th, 2022
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Lazy Affairs

Lazy Affairs I am late with this column today as a direct result of the term ‘laissez-faire’. I once heard someone pronounced it as ‘lazy fairs’. So the term ‘lazy affairs’ got stuck in my head ever More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 11th, 2021
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They come visiting us carrying a hidden treasure

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert For fifteen years now, he and his wife are coming to St Maarten; and that twice a year. Why didn’t we meet them before? I found out that they have so much give: Wilmer Woodland and his wife More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 9th, 2021
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Just a dime on its side

By Terrance Rey Whoever doesn’t bother to pick up a dime on the street is certainly doing well in life. But it can also turn out differently. If you leave money on the street, you also miss out on many opportunities More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 28th, 2021
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Where the majority of the people decides

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Voters in Switzerland, this Sunday approved by a clear margin legislation which introduced a special COVID-19 certificate that lets only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, November 21st, 2021
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Appearances are deceiving

By Terrance Rey A Dutch friend of mine was once amazed at the size of my house. He concluded that I must be rich. In the Netherlands he lives two floors high in a flat. I drive a jeep, he rides a bicycle. One might More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, October 24th, 2021
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Applying magic to Caribbean tourism

by Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Having aspirations to be part of the Caribbean tourism industry? Get education in hospitality programs of universities or academies, right? Not always right! Webinars or workshops of hospitality More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 21st, 2021
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The elephant in the room

By Hilbert Haar Minister Kajsa Ollongren (Home Affairs) has suggested that the residents of Caribbean Netherlands (Saba, Statia and Bonaire) ought to spend less time in the shower and go easy on the use of air-conditioning More...