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Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
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Will Ennia’s policyholders pay the price?

By Hilbert Haar Insurance company Ennia is struggling, to put it mildly. Its management and members of the supervisory board, including major shareholder Hushang Ansary, have been fired and the company is now controlled More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
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I from Earth

By Hilbert Haar Every now and then when there is apparently nothing better to do, this question comes up. Who is a St. Maartener? Drs. Rodolphe Samuel, a member of the National Alliance, has once more lit the fire More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, December 20th, 2018
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This does not add up

By Hilbert Haar Oh, oh, St. Maarten managed to generate some bad publicity again and the attempts by Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin to explain herself do not come across as utterly convincing. The story is this More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, December 16th, 2018
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Questionable behavior

By Hilbert Haar The General Audit Chamber-report about Dutch assistance to St. Maarten in the wake of Hurricane Irma reveals that one of the island’s key state-owned enterprises – utilities company GEBE More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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United against corruption

By Hilbert Haar “On the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day we are united against corruption.” That’s a line from a recent statement by Justice Minister Cornelius de Weever. Here is More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
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A car for every working (wo)man

By Hilbert Haar Traffic jams. Everybody hates them but nobody wants to leave his or her car at home. A car for every working man; that was something Joop den Uyl, the iconic front man of the Dutch socialist party More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Useful lesson

By Hilbert Haar Boom! Gerrit Schotte to jail for three years, banned from politics for five years. It is not unexpected, but the Supreme Court ruling has sealed it. The implications of this ruling also spread to More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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What a disgrace

By Hilbert Haar In a moment of weakness and – I have to admit, bad judgment - I reacted on Facebook to a post about Member of Parliament Frans Richardson where he stated that two members of the anti-corruption More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Thursday, November 1st, 2018
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The language issue myth

By Hilbert Haar Interestingly, MP Frans Richardson once more brought up the issue of the Dutch language in a meeting of parliament on Wednesday. The occasion was a presentation by the Progress Committee about the More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Monday, October 29th, 2018
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The Real Gestapo Tactics

By Hilbert Haar What exactly are Gestapo tactics? That question becomes relevant now that members of parliament have seen fit to take Minister Perry Geerlings to task for his attempt to pacify the Dutch over the More...