Tag archive for ‘debate’
Common Wealth of Nations
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Is a Dutch commonwealth the future?

PHILIPSBURG — MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten’s has put decolonization once more on the political agenda; reason for StMaartenNews.com to look at available alternatives for St. Maarten’s current constitutional More...

MP Emmanuel - legalize weed now
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

MP Emmanuel: Legalize marijuana now

PHILIPSBURG – Ten thousand people in St. Maarten are smoking marijuana and they spend $20 to $30 a day on it, MP Christophe Emmanuel said during his plea for legalizing the soft drug the budget debate. If Emmanuel’s More...

Parliament & Courthouse Building 20180704 TR
By The Publisher On Thursday, February 28th, 2019

An interesting debate

By Hilbert Haar The parliament is in for an interesting debate about the introduction of a national ordinance that aims to regulate the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. So far, two More...

StMaartenNews Letters
By The Publisher On Sunday, March 4th, 2018

The Importance of the “Debate” between Lebron James and Kevin Durant against Laura Ingram in the Context of The Great Political Question

Dear Editor, Two weeks before the NBA All-Star Game which took place last February a storm without peer broke loose in the basketball world and arguably also in the larger field of international sports and such More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Wescot-Williams and Richardson put electoral reform back on the agenda

PHILIPSBURG – Electoral Reform, a pet project of more than one politician since the fall of the second Wescot-Williams cabinet is back on the agenda for two reasons. The first one is that MP Wescot-Williams brought More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Checks and balances

By Hilbert Haar Local politicians are – for the most part – playing nice with the draft national ordinance Integrity Chamber. That institution has to be established sooner rather than later and with the Dutch More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

In the right direction

By Hilbert Haar In times of crisis you get to know who your friends are. That certainly applies to our young country St. Maarten now that it is picking up the pieces after the devastation created by Hurricane Irma. The More...

By Online Editor On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Exaggeration is king in slavery debate

The debate about slavery has somehow flared up in Dutch newspapers. Martin Sommer, a political commentator for the Volkskrant says in this op-ed that exaggeration trumps everything in the debate. This is his point More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Fluoride: a beneficial poison?

That the Collective Preventive Service recommends the use of toothpaste and mouth water containing fluoride may surprise some readers. After all, fluoride has been at the center of disputes in many countries. Its More...

William Marlin 20161228 - HH
By The Publisher On Friday, January 27th, 2017

Marlin: “Charge Audit Chamber with integrity investigations”

GREAT BAY – The government is considering an alternative to the Integrity Chamber, Prime Minister William Marlin said yesterday afternoon during a meeting of Parliament about the controversial appointment of Dutch More...