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Tag archive for ‘debate’
By The Publisher On Saturday, December 9th, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Gestapo

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
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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...