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Tag archive for ‘Column’
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 4th, 2022
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Front men

By Terrance Rey The time-tested and true use of a front man in business on Sint Maarten is a well-known phenomenon. This phenomenon is in line with the strategy: Own nothing, control everything. Unfortunately, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
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Stooges

By Hilbert Haar StMaartenNews.com publisher Terrance Rey wrote an interesting column for dossierkoninkrijksrelaties.nl about the phenomenon of stooges in St. Maarten. I’d like to add a few elements to his observations. A More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 8th, 2022
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The Golden Key scam

By Terrance Rey When I think I have read and written everything about Mullet Bay, I read something new that makes me fall off my chair and force me to pick up the pen to write about it again. In the Antilliaans More...

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...