Tag archive for ‘Hilbert Haar’
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By The Publisher On Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Mr. Integrity

By Hilbert Haar Politics is a dirty game and everybody and his uncle knows it. So when somebody gets in the way of a hidden agenda, the spin doctors and people who are ready to do their bidding come out of the woodwork. In More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Idiot America St. Maarten-style

By Hilbert Haar When I heard Fernando Clark’s interview with Dr. Michel Petit my mind automatically went to a book I read some years ago, entitled Idiot America: How stupidity became a virtue in the land of the More...

MP Luc Mercelina - 4 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Smoke and mirrors

By Hilbert Haar MP Luc Mercelina finds himself in an awkward position after the 2019 budget debate. To outsiders, it seems like he is standing with one foot in the opposition due to his motion that sent Public Health More...

Parliament meeting on GEBE with MP Luc Mercelina - 5 Feb 2019
By The Publisher On Saturday, June 29th, 2019

A constitutional revolution

By Hilbert Haar It is hard to tell what drives rookie MP Luc Mercelina. His announcement of what he called a “constitutional revolution” must have raised some eyebrows – at least among those who were paying More...

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By The Publisher On Thursday, June 27th, 2019

What’s in a name?

By Hilbert Haar Frans presents motion to send Geerlings home. When I read that headline I scratched my head in wonder. And no, it is not my place to criticize the decision of any newspaper editor to allow such a More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Friday, June 21st, 2019

The trouble with sources

By Hilbert Haar When you publish a story about a rather sensitive subject – like plans to sell the port of St. Maarten to a third party, combined with whispers about the formation of a broad coalition – it tends More...

Same dog - different hat - Hilbert Haar - 20180912 MJGH
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Fake historian?

Published June 19, 2019, in The Daily Herald: Dear editor, In April I wrote an article under the headline ‘Heyliger’s bribery allegations have a long (family) history.’ It appeared on the independent news More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Sunday, June 9th, 2019

No sense of urgency

By Hilbert Haar Membership of parliament is supposed to be a full time job and our fifteen parliamentarians are handsomely paid for it. Yet, according to a proposal submitted by MPs Rolando Brison, Christophe Emmanuel More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, May 27th, 2019

Pension reform: impossible is nothing

By Hilbert Haar The stalled debate about increasing the retirement age has put the spotlight on questions about ageing and the ability to continue working after the current retirement age of 62 in St. Maarten. LOGIN More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Friday, May 24th, 2019

Hidden agenda

By Hilbert Haar Last week I witnessed something odd. The parliamentary committee for Public Housing, Urban Planning, Environment and Infrastructure – commonly referred to as the VROMI-committee (PHUPEI doesn’t More...