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Tag archive for ‘Opinion Piece’
By The Publisher On Friday, April 9th, 2021
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A regrettable decision

By Hilbert Haar Well, well. The politicians that have been bashing airport CEO Brian Mingo for months have gotten their way – for now. Down the road the decision by the airport-holding to terminate its contract More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, March 27th, 2021
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Now we’re in the dog house

By Hilbert Haar Is anybody surprised about the decision by the Kingdom Council of Ministers to freeze liquidity support for St. Maarten? I saw this coming along time ago. The inevitable you-know-what has hit the More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, March 24th, 2021
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Dead or alive

By Hilbert Haar Reactions in St. Maarten to the negative Council of State-advice about the draft kingdom law COHO were jubilant and that is understandable. But the COHO, the Caribbean Reform and Development Entity, More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
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An irresistible pie

By Hilbert Haar The reconstruction of the Princess Juliana International Airport is a multi-million dollar project. Projects of such magnitude have the tendency to attract the attention of people with less than More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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In the doldrums

By Hilbert Haar The World Bank has finally sounded the alarm over the progress and viability of the airport reconstruction project. At the center of its concerns are attempts by the airport-holding’s board to More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
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Time for transparency

By Hilbert Haar The Pro Soualiga Foundation does not have its own agenda, or so it claims in an email to StMaartenNews.com. I have a different impression: the foundation is pushing an agenda that aims to finalize More...

By The Publisher On Monday, January 18th, 2021
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Questionable future

By Hilbert Haar Is Rolando Brison going to be the next minister of public health, social development and labor (VSA)? Who knows. There are plenty of rumors but there is not enough solid information to answer this More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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The about-face of Prime Minister Jacobs

  By Hilbert Haar The government has finally done what it should have done months ago: sign an agreement with the kingdom about the conditions for the third tranche of liquidity support. While I have not seen the More...

By The Publisher On Friday, December 18th, 2020
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A very bad situation

By Hilbert Haar Now they’ve really done it. I never thought that the government would be so daft to put the livelihood of its citizens at risk by stubbornly refusing to accept the Dutch conditions for liquidity More...

By The Publisher On Monday, December 14th, 2020
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Political grandstanding

By Hilbert Haar Something does not add up. On November 5 the Parliament approved with an overwhelming majority a motion that declares, among many other things, support for attempts by the obscure Pro Soualiga Foundation More...







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