Tag archive for ‘debate’
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...

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...

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 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...

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...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 27th, 2017


The ease with which politicians use comparisons with the Second World War to characterize the attitude of the Netherlands towards St. Maarten is – to use a Frans Richardson expression – unfortunate. Yesterday More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 19th, 2017

National Health Insurance debate begins next week

GREAT BAY – The Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labor is currently in the process of organizing a stakeholders sensitization session on National Health Insurance. The sessions begin next More...