Tag archive for ‘Opinion Piece’
By The Publisher On Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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The mother of all challenges

By Hilbert Haar Our island is facing the mother of all challenges – and even that is an understatement. The COVID-19 crises has laid bare what decision makers have known for a very, very long time: it is dangerous More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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The mess at BTP is still there

By Hilbert Haar How Minister Ludmila De Weever was able to reach an amicable settlement with Anthony Carty, the heavily overpaid director of the Bureau Telecommunication and Post (BTP) is a mystery to me. As the More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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A rightful place at the table

By Hilbert Haar Four employer organizations have launched what feels like a pre-emptive strike against the imminent reform of the Social Economic Council by joining forces and establishing the Employer Council of More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Pettifoggery

By Hilbert Haar If I understand the letter from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte correctly she prefers to have discussions with her “colleague” Rutte or with the Minister of More...

By The Publisher On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Racial discrimination

By Hilbert Haar There is something to be said in favor of the approach the labor unions have chosen to put up a fight against the inevitable cuts in labor conditions the kingdom demands in exchange for continued More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Same dog …

By Hilbert Haar Same dog and not even a different hat; that is the best description I can come up with for the so-called research of UP faction leader Grisha Heyliger-Marten into the matter of decolonization. Heyliger-Marten More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
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Revisionist History – Not Just For the Oppressor

Mr. Editor, I listened with great interest to the radio interview given by former member of Parliament, Mr. Theo Heyliger, on Monday, June 22, 2020. Firstly, it is excellent to see Mr. Heyliger in good health after More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 4th, 2020
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The bottom line

By Hilbert Haar It cannot surprise anyone that the government’s cost-cutting measures in exchange for receiving liquidity support from the Netherlands have become the center of an epic controversy, especially More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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Just Imagine……

Recently, businessman and political commentator, Michael J. Ferrier, wrote a letter to the editor asking “We are all in this together, right?” and in his article, he referenced an opinion piece published More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
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Collective lowering of salaries is not that simple

By Hilbert Haar PHILIPSBURG – The kingdom’s demand that the government lowers the salaries of civil servants by 12.5 percent (as a condition for providing liquidity support) promises to result in a heated debate. More...