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By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Press release policy

By Hilbert Haar The media accreditation policy the Department of Communication announced recently has local journalists up in arms. Good. They demand a meeting with the Council of Ministers to discuss their concerns More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 28th, 2022
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Journalists demand postponement of accreditation policy

PHILIPSBURG -- Seven journalists affiliated with The Daily Herald and five other media workers have signed a letter addressed to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in which they express their concerns about the media More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Govt’s current Media Policy sets dangerous dictator-like precedent of press censorship, says PFP

Faction Requests Committee General Affairs Meeting to Discuss PHILIPSBURG – Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson took aim at the recently published Media Accreditation More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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Boycott the press briefing

By Hilbert Haar If something gets me really going, it is a government that imposes all kinds of silly rules on journalists. DCOMM certainly got me going with the publication of its media policy. Don’t get me More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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DCOMM media policy triggers widespread criticism

PHILIPSBURG -- The Department of Communications has published a media policy that is going to affect journalists who want to attend the weekly press briefing of the Council of Ministers, government press conferences, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, January 20th, 2022
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Gordon-Carty: Civil servant exodus due to victimization, hopelessness

PHILIPSBURG — Leader of the United St. Maarten Party (USP) Pamela Gordon-Carty on Wednesday decried the amount of civil servants that are leaving government service and placed the blame squarely on the shoulders More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, December 5th, 2021
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Wie zwijgt stemt toe

By Hilbert Haar I honestly cannot remember a moment when there was no trouble at all at utilities company GEBE and I have followed the developments in energy-land closely for more than ten years. Being the managing More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 11th, 2021
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PFP questions Minister Jacobs, Doran about acting positions within government

PHILIPSBURG – In light of the apparent norm within the civil service of having one person fulfil multiple critical roles at the same time, Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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PFP Calls for Implementation of Whistleblower Policy

~ Denounces Jacobs’ Approach to Censor Press and Public ~ PHILIPSBURG — Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson denounced recent statements made by Prime More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 21st, 2021
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MP Peterson: Fair procedures for granting long-lease land need to be put in place to prevent abuse and nepotism

PHILIPSBURG — The brewing controversy surrounding the granting of long-lease rights in the area known as Vineyard Heights has shed light on the government’s systemic lack of procedures, transparency and More...