Tag archive for ‘Opinion Piece’
Court Room St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, April 25th, 2019
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The wrong message

By Hilbert Haar Think about this a bit. The court in Philipsburg decided against sending the suspects in the Pompeii-investigation to prison because, according to local reports, “the insufficient condition of More...

Lack of Quorum Parliament 23 April 2019
By The Publisher On Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
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Follow the money

By Hilbert Haar Was it a serious collective Carnival hangover or a deliberate attempt to sabotage the government’s attempts to put legislation in place that regulates the cross-border transport of money and valuables? More...

Salary Seppuku Cartoon
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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Between a rock and a hard place, but worse

By Hilbert Haar The expression caught between a rock and a hard place does not begin to describe the situation St. Maarten finds itself in now that the Kingdom Council of Ministers has put conditions in place for More...

IPKO meeting - 10 Jan 2019
By The Publisher On Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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When Parliaments speak ….

By Hilbert Haar When parliaments speak, governments have to listen. Those iconic words came from Jeroen Recourt, leader of the Dutch delegation after a meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultation (Ipko) More...

Parliament Building 20180704 TR
By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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A questionable future

By Hilbert Haar The story that I am hearing now is that suspended MP Theo Heyliger is done with politics. It tallies with a statement he made to me earlier last year when he wrote me a message saying that the 2018 More...

Theo Cartoon - Hostage
By The Publisher On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Hostage

By Hilbert Haar The opposition is smelling blood. That much is clear after the opposition benches remained empty on Monday morning when the parliament was supposed to convene to examine the credentials of substitute More...

Theo Cartoon - Kidnapped
By The Publisher On Monday, March 25th, 2019
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The K-word

By Hilbert Haar I was waiting for it and it finally happened. Members of Parliament have begun to describe the transfer of bribery-suspect Theo Heyliger to a prison in Bonaire as kidnapping – the K-word. Asked More...

Court Room St. Maarten
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 21st, 2019
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Déjà vu

By Hilbert Haar Déjà vu is a powerful experience. It brings you back in a flash to a time when something happened that is similar to a current experience. I had this feeling when I read about the Robalo-case against More...

Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Thursday, March 7th, 2019
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Hypocrisy at its highest level

By Hilbert Haar MP Franklin Meyers is quite outspoken – to put it mildly – when it comes to standing up for St. Maarten and its people. Wednesday’s Central Committee meeting about the conditions at More...

Karma
By The Publisher On Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Karma is a double-edged sword

[Publisher's note: Will Theo Heyliger eventually be prosecuted and condemned to serve time in prison? Our own Hilbert Haar gives us his opinion on this topic in this premium article available exclusively for our More...