Tag archive for ‘Independence’
Rhoda Arrindell
By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Independence and the Price of Freedom

By Dr. Rhoda Arrindell Just the other day, I asked some folks in a gathering if they were happy with the way things are taking place on our island, and, like me, they are not happy. When I asked if what they intended More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 25th, 2019

The will of the people

By Hilbert Haar There is a tendency in the Caribbean kingdom countries to dismiss anything VVD-parliamentarian André Bosman comes up with. This is also true when it comes to his initiative kingdom law that aims More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, January 25th, 2019

Bosman-law gives St. Maarten more control over independence

PHILIPSBURG — The Dutch parliamentary committee Kingdom Relations postponed handling a draft initiative kingdom law submitted by VVD parliamentarian André Bosman this week until there is an advice from the More...

Rhoda Arrindell
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Independence is Pro-St. Martin. Period.

By Rhoda Arrindell, PhD One day in 1982, I wrote an essay entitled “Waarom St. Maarten onafhankelijk moet worden” for Mr. Bijnsdorp’s Dutch class. Though I hated the class (not because of the teacher, but More...

Late Night with Andrew Dick
By The Publisher On Friday, October 26th, 2018

The Accountability of Journalists

By Hilbert Haar Interesting that debate on our island about the accountability of journalists. Andrew Dick seems to be at the centre of this storm in a glass of water. I happen to know Andrew – for a short time More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Gestapo tactics

By Hilbert Haar Oh oh; the justice system is doing what it is supposed to do and politicians start to feel the heat. Don’t let their cries of Gestapo-tactics, denationalization and Dutch takeover fool you. Nor More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, August 25th, 2018


By Hilbert Haar It is tempting to note that integrity issues have soared to the surface again in St. Maarten after the common Court of Justice gave the green light for the prosecution of MP Theo Heyliger. The suspicions More...

Jacob Gelt Dekker
By The Publisher On Sunday, January 7th, 2018


by Jacob Gelt Dekker ~ “My name, my reputation, and determination to do more for St. Maarten are constantly covered in fog, a fog not of my doing. The fog is created by the Dutch Government as the premise for More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, December 23rd, 2017

Haviser’s Orange Movement wants constitutional referendum

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – Dr. Jay Haviser is on a mission. With the establishment of the Orange Movement he wants to convince the Parliament in St. Maarten to hold a referendum about the country’s constitutional More...

Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit - William Marlin
By The Publisher On Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Message Prime Minister Marlin to Dominica’s Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit on the occasion of 39 years Independence

Pond Island — Prime Minister Marlin sends letter to Dominica’s Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit on the occasion of 39 years independence the Commonwealth of Dominica is celebrating. Photo More...