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Tag archive for ‘Hilbert Haar’
By The Publisher On Sunday, April 24th, 2022
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Reform or referendum?

By Hilbert Haar Member of Parliament Grisha Heyliger-Marten is sending mixed and confusing messages through her most recent letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs. So maybe it is time to clarify a couple of things. What More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 20th, 2022
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Pleasing rates

By Hilbert Haar The court case of a French teacher against the St. Maarten Academy offers a candid insight into the way this school is going about its business. It fired the teacher, who’d been employed since 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 Friday, April 1st, 2022
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Guilty by doing nothing

By Hilbert Haar The parliament is supposed to control the government. Right? Says so in the constitution. But the parliament has no clue about the way the government is spending tax payers money – and apparently More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
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A questionable history

By Hilbert Haar Politicians are not exactly role models. This statement is true for most politicians but obviously not for all of them. In St. Maarten even King Beau Beau is wondering who will be locked up next. More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 13th, 2022
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COHO-law sidelines Parliament

By Hilbert Haar The establishment of the COHO, the Caribbean Organization for Reform and Development, is a done deal, even though the parliaments of the four kingdom countries still have to give their approval. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 10th, 2022
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How suspended MP Buncamper played the system and enriched himself

Publisher's note: StMaartenNews.com brings you a 3-parts series of articles on the Buncamper court case after careful analysis of the court verdict. In order to read the complete series, you will have to have a More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 31st, 2022
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Making St. Maarten a better place

By Hilbert Haar We have lost out trust in our politicians. We have lost our moral compass. Our integrity compass. Actually, we don’t have a compass at all anymore. Court rulings are wrong. I am not making this More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, January 8th, 2022
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Desperate deeds

By Hilbert Haar One would think that discussing the suspension of a parliamentarian who has just been sentenced for corruption and forgery is an excellent opportunity for the remaining members of parliament to More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 13th, 2021
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Never a dull moment

By Hilbert Haar A political crisis? I don’t think so. Of course, it is unique that the only two members of the United St. Maarten party (USp) – Claudius Buncamper and Akeem Arrindell – have declared More...