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Tag archive for ‘Hilbert Haar’
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
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Crying over spilt milk

By Hilbert Haar Als het kalf verdronken is dempt men de put. That Dutch expression aptly describes the belated anger of parliamentarians about the destruction of the historical ruins at Diamond Estate. I am not More...

By The Publisher On Friday, January 27th, 2023
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Unlawful spending

By Hilbert Haar The General Audit Chamber investigates the lawful and efficient spending of public funds, or so I read in the chamber’s report about St. Maarten’s 2021 financial statements. Related article: More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 30th, 2022
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Present-day slavery

Door Hilbert Haar St. Maarten will “accept nor deny” apologies for the history of slavery from the Dutch government, according to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in a reaction to a speech by Prime Minister Mark More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, December 10th, 2022
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Be careful what you wish for

By Hilbert Haar Independence. That term has been doing the rounds among politicians and among civil proponents of it like José Lake Jr. for a very, very long time. And now independent MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, December 8th, 2022
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Freedom of choice

By Hilbert Haar The Common Court of Justice has ordered Aruba and Curacao to allow marriages between partners of the same sex. That order had not gone into effect yet, because both countries could appeal the ruling More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 29th, 2022
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A star is born

By Hilbert Haar MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten dealt a quick blow to her political adversaries after she was voted out of her position as chairlady of parliament. She cut all ties with the United People’s party (UP), 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 Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
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Village politics

By Hilbert Haar With the Silveria Jacobs government teetering on the brink of collapse, the question arises why governments apparently fall so easily in St. Maarten. The short answer is: village politics. Our little More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
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How MP Brison orchestrated his own downfall

By Hilbert Haar Democracy at its finest. That is how my publisher Terrance Rey describes the outcome of what was basically a vote of no confidence against the chairlady of parliament, Grisha Heyliger-Marten. I More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 15th, 2022
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Quality journalism

By Hilbert Haar It is official. The government has published its house rules and procedures for the live Council of Ministers press briefing as well as its media accreditation policy in the National Gazette of More...