Tag archive for ‘integrity’
By The Publisher On Friday, September 7th, 2018

A wonderful premise

By Hilbert Haar My, my, what a thing! As if our little island does not have enough headaches on its plate, now VROMI-Minister Miklos Giterson has been arrested on suspicion – I repeat: on suspicion – of drunk More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

With the many institutions we already have, do we really need the Integrity Chamber?

Dear Editor, It might be nothing new for us, but it is embarrassing to be constantly reading and hearing about members of the highest governing body on our island being corrupt. Yes, there is corruption worldwide, More...

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...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

Unpaid Advice to Incoming Government

By Hilbert Haar The new government seems to be almost there. Is that number seven or number eight since 10-10-10? I’ve lost count and I suspect that many of my readers have no idea. Seven (or eight) governments More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 19th, 2018

Stricter screening …. in the Netherlands

By Hilbert Haar The municipal elections in the Netherlands that take place on Wednesday have brought the issue of integrity in local governments sharply into focus. Reading through reports in Dutch newspapers it More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 15th, 2018

House of corruption

By Hilbert Haar Two things come to mind after the arrest of USp-leader MP Frans Richardson. One: everybody is innocent until proven guilty. That applies to everyone and also to Richardson. Two: there is no smoke More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Raised eyebrows

By Hilbert Haar Will we now have to go through a parliamentary elections whereby the leader of one of the participating parties is in jail? Tuesday’s arrest of Member of Parliament Frans Richardson makes this More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Pirates of Caribbean politics

The situation in Curacao is going from bad to worse after the election blooper of the interim cabinet led by Gerrit Schotte’s puppet Gilmar Pisas. Now the already convicted MFK-leader himself is once again in More...