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Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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What is reasonable?

By Hilbert Haar Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has appealed to labor unions to be more reasonable in their approach to the government since it has become clear that said unions are squarely opposed to the looming More...

Opinion - St Maarten News
By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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Under duress

By Hilbert Haar Motions are the political banana peel of the political arena. In St. Maarten they seldom result in the desired action expressed in a motion and only in extreme cases (like with a motion of no confidence) More...

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By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Collective lowering of salaries is not that simple

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – The kingdom’s demand that the government lowers the salaries of civil servants by 12.5 percent (as a condition for providing liquidity support) promises to result in a heated debate. More...

Government Administration Building with Flags- 20200220 JH
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 17th, 2020
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An unthinkable scenario

By Hilbert Haar The conditions attached to the provision of continued liquidity support have put the government in a rather awkward position. Demanding a 25 percent salary cut for ministers and parliamentarians More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Stand by your man

By Hilbert Haar The verdict is in and former parliamentarian Theo Heyliger is facing a 5-year prison sentence for accepting bribes and for money laundering. It is a given that Heyliger will appeal the verdict; More...

Same dog - different hat - Hilbert Haar - 20180912 MJGH
By The Publisher On Sunday, May 3rd, 2020
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Outside St. Maarten

By Hilbert Haar It’s been two years since I left St. Maarten. Yeah, I left because I never wanted to experience another hurricane again, so if you want to interpret that as a lack of stamina that’s just fine More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 19th, 2020
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Whorehouses and casinos

Hilbert Haar Payroll support! That’s what all struggling companies, small and big, on St. Maarten have been waiting for. But now it turns out that a lot of companies will not get a penny. This appears from a long More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Madness without borders

By Hilbert Haar “Unity (as of a group or class) that produces or is based on community of interests, objectives, and standards;” That’s how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines solidarity. Ah, I did not More...

Just do it
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Just do it

By Hilbert Haar To write that these are challenging times qualifies as the understatement of the century. But here we are, smack in the middle of an unprecedented crisis that has turned all of our lives upside down. More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 24th, 2020
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A nightmare scenario

By Hilbert Haar For anybody who thought St. Maarten would be able to weather the corona-virus crisis on its own, José Jardim, the interim president of the Central Bank presented some sobering numbers during a press More...