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Tag archive for ‘Opinion’
By The Publisher On Monday, December 5th, 2022
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Don’t come back, or how did you get that job again?

Dear Editor, Students who go away to study are doing so for particular reasons, whether they know or not the ranking of the reasoning. But what guarantees do students have of a different life from those who came More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 29th, 2022
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A star is born

By Hilbert Haar MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten dealt a quick blow to her political adversaries after she was voted out of her position as chairlady of parliament. She cut all ties with the United People’s party (UP), More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 25th, 2022
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Village politics

By Hilbert Haar With the Silveria Jacobs government teetering on the brink of collapse, the question arises why governments apparently fall so easily in St. Maarten. The short answer is: village politics. Our little More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
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How MP Brison orchestrated his own downfall

By Hilbert Haar Democracy at its finest. That is how my publisher Terrance Rey describes the outcome of what was basically a vote of no confidence against the chairlady of parliament, Grisha Heyliger-Marten. I More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, October 15th, 2022
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Quality journalism

By Hilbert Haar It is official. The government has published its house rules and procedures for the live Council of Ministers press briefing as well as its media accreditation policy in the National Gazette of More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
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A questionable history

By Hilbert Haar Politicians are not exactly role models. This statement is true for most politicians but obviously not for all of them. In St. Maarten even King Beau Beau is wondering who will be locked up next. More...

By The Publisher On Friday, February 4th, 2022
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Doing justice to Amy’s legacy

By Hilbert Haar Since 2013, the European Human Rights Court has ruled several times that a life sentence without the possibility of review is inhumane. The Supreme Court has confirmed this point of view. In the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021
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Gordon-Carty warns: Lack of dignity casts St. Maarten as mediocre on world stage

PHILIPSBURG — Former Minister of VSA Pamela Gordon-Carty on Tuesday cautioned the country’s elected representatives about the dangers of casting St. Maarten, its government and its people, as mediocre on More...

By The Publisher On Friday, July 23rd, 2021
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MP Emmanuel asks Integrity Chamber to provide opinion on Ballast Nedam selection

PHILIPSBURG — Independent Member of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel on Thursday asked the Integrity Chamber to provide its opinion on whether the awarding of the reconstruction of the airport project to Ballast More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
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The press release-parliamentarian

By Hilbert Haar The press release-parliamentarian, aka independent MP Christophe Emmanuel, is at it again, together with his public relation officer, mini market-owner Michael Granger. In his umpteenth press release, More...