Tag archive for ‘Opinion Piece’
Sign Endorsement Political Parties
By The Publisher On Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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The writing is on the wall

By Hilbert Haar Let me make one thing clear before writing anything else. The real winners and losers will become apparent only after the January 9, 2020 elections. But I still think, quoting Greta Thunberg, that More...

SXM Airport terminal building side entrance - 20190916 JA
By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
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The blame game

By Hilbert Haar The parliament meeting about funding for the airport reconstruction was rather bewildering – at least, that was my experience. Finance Minister Perry Geerlings made clear that the bondholders More...

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By The Publisher On Friday, October 4th, 2019
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A giant blooper

By Hilbert Haar Did Governor Drs. Eugène Holiday overstep the mark on September 23 when he signed the national decree that invokes article 59? That question rumbles through the corridors of power in The Hague More...

Mullet Bay golf course terrain
By The Publisher On Wednesday, August 28th, 2019
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Time for appropriate action

By Hilbert Haar Giving back Mullet Bay to the people – the lofty objective behind MP Rolando Brison’s proposal for a parliamentary inquiry into the state of affairs with the location of the former Mullet Bay More...

Screenshot Late Night with Andrew Dick - 1 Aug 2019
By The Publisher On Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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A racist rant

By Hilbert Haar The clip of the July 31 episode of Late Night with Andrew Dick is nowhere to be found anymore on the internet. The amateur-hour so-called comedy show – did you ever notice that Dick is unable More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, July 29th, 2019
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A balanced approach

By Hilbert Haar Medwork Corporate Health Solutions is a provider of occupational health services. For employers who contract these services, Medwork is the first stop for employees who are unfit to work due to illness. More...

Thick clouds of smoke billowed through Philipsburg and the Southwestern districts on Friday, Aug. 31, after a fire was ignited at the Pond Island dumpsite for debris resulting from Hurricane Irma. Here, an excavator driver  tries to smother the fire and lessen the flames. Smoke filled the sky all day Friday.  (D.A. Robin/Photojournalist)
By The Publisher On Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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The most profitable solution

By Hilbert Haar A ticking time bomb and a government with a history of ignoring court rulings; two observations from the court ruling that orders the government to finally take action and do something about the More...

Minister Emil Lee 20190714
By The Publisher On Sunday, July 14th, 2019
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Mr. Integrity

By Hilbert Haar Politics is a dirty game and everybody and his uncle knows it. So when somebody gets in the way of a hidden agenda, the spin doctors and people who are ready to do their bidding come out of the woodwork. In More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, July 6th, 2019
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Idiot America St. Maarten-style

By Hilbert Haar When I heard Fernando Clark’s interview with Dr. Michel Petit my mind automatically went to a book I read some years ago, entitled Idiot America: How stupidity became a virtue in the land of the More...

MP Luc Mercelina - 4 Mar 2019
By The Publisher On Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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Smoke and mirrors

By Hilbert Haar MP Luc Mercelina finds himself in an awkward position after the 2019 budget debate. To outsiders, it seems like he is standing with one foot in the opposition due to his motion that sent Public Health More...