Tag archive for ‘Opinion’
By The Publisher On Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

By The Publisher On Friday, March 13th, 2020

The crown witness

By Hilbert Haar Did Theo Heyliger get a fair trial? Not according to his attorney Eldon Sulvaran and certainly not according to the United People’s party-founder’s diehard supporters either. For the defense, More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Tempest in a teapot

[PUBLISHER'S NOTE: It has been brought to our attention that certain information published in our opinion piece written by Hilbert Haar are incorrect. First of all, the Facebook-video by labor department head Peggy More...