Tag archive for ‘Opinion Piece’
Hilbert Haar
By The Publisher On Saturday, February 15th, 2020
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Will Minister Gordon’s new work permit policy do any good?

By Hilbert Haar Minister Pamela Gordon-Carty is not the first one to come up with measures to protect the local labor market. Her work permit policy that went into effect on February 7 has met with instant resistance More...

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By The Publisher On Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Protect Your Money

By Hilbert Haar When Girobank accountholders in Curacao panicked and started a run on the bank, the Central Bank was quick to point out that all deposits up to 10,000 guilders (just over $5,500) were safe and that More...

Politicians Pointless
By The Publisher On Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Reforming politicians

By Hilbert Haar The amendments to election-related ordinances proposed by Sint Maarten Christian Party leader Wycliffe Smith seamlessly solve the existing conflicts between these ordinances and the constitution. Article More...

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By The Publisher On Saturday, December 28th, 2019
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Tax fugitives

By Hilbert Haar The National Gazette reads these days as a manual for tax payers on the run. Hundreds of pages in the government’s official publication are dedicated to the listing of companies and private citizens More...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...