Tag archive for ‘Opinion’
By The Publisher On Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
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Rejected? Yes; no; well, maybe

By Hilbert Haar I always thought that when a woman says no she means no but apparently the rules in politics are different. This thought crossed my mind after reading the press release from the Prime Minister’s More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Follow the money

By Hilbert Haar If I assume that the finance ministry is putting together the country’s budgets to the best of its abilities the conclusion must be that there is definitely something wrong. Maybe not with those More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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A shopaholic

By Hilbert Haar MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten is on the decolonization warpath. She has called Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs to parliament asking whether she is prepared “for the process of finalizing decolonization More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, May 28th, 2020
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What is reasonable?

By Hilbert Haar Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs has appealed to labor unions to be more reasonable in their approach to the government since it has become clear that said unions are squarely opposed to the looming More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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Under duress

By Hilbert Haar Motions are the political banana peel of the political arena. In St. Maarten they seldom result in the desired action expressed in a motion and only in extreme cases (like with a motion of no confidence) More...

By The Publisher On Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Cost-cutting counter-proposal unions vague

~ Unions need to present a more detailed explanation to substantiate their 100-million guilders cost savings claim ~ By Hilbert Haar How realistic are the cost-cutting proposals the unions submitted to the government? More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Time to split up the monetary union of Curacao & St. Maarten?

~ Is it a good time now to take up the 2013 SER advice to split up the monetary union between Curacao and St. Maarten? ~ By Hilbert Haar The conditions the Kingdom wants to impose on Curacao for more liquidity More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Stand by your man

By Hilbert Haar The verdict is in and former parliamentarian Theo Heyliger is facing a 5-year prison sentence for accepting bribes and for money laundering. It is a given that Heyliger will appeal the verdict; More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 31st, 2020
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Just do it

By Hilbert Haar To write that these are challenging times qualifies as the understatement of the century. But here we are, smack in the middle of an unprecedented crisis that has turned all of our lives upside down. More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 19th, 2020
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We are all in the same boat

By Hilbert Haar We are all in the same boat and it is now a matter of rowing in the same direction. That’s the conclusion of an analysis published in the Antilliaans Dagblad (AD). The analysis is – like everything More...