Tag archive for ‘people’
By The Publisher On Sunday, September 17th, 2023

Why should the Sint Maarten and Curaçao people CARE about and pay CLOSE(R) attention to the Ennia Saga?

Dear Editor, Firstly, it’s important to note that the underlying management, supervision, and governance issues are not unique to ENNIA. Curaçao is in dire need of a public financial injection for the Curacao More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, December 13th, 2022

For some of us

For some of us it is about safeguarding power for our children and next generation alone. For some of us it is all about protecting the economic power of those that we are connected to. For some of us it is about More...

By The Publisher On Monday, November 1st, 2021


Dear Editor, Although I am tempted to say a few things that point directly to the character of the present holder of the office of President of Parliament, I want to focus on the stature and importance of that More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, September 25th, 2021

We as a country can manage our own Central Bank

Dear Editor, I am not a person of the media, but as a born St. Maartener and professional, I have decided to speak out on this matter as I am feeling very belittled and insulted by the comments made by MP More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Heyliger extends congratulations to St. Eustatius

~ Says: “Free and Fair elections allow democracy to reign.” ~ PHILIPSBURG— “Democracy at work,” were the words, Member of Parliament, the Honorable Grisha Heyliger-Marten used to describe her sentiments More...

By The Publisher On Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Flags flying half-mast at government buildings

~ In solidarity with the pain and suffering that many on the island are enduring during this period, the Council of Ministers has decided that the flags at government buildings on St. Maarten will fly at half-mast More...

By The Publisher On Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Country embarrassment

The country is constantly being faced with dilemma after dilemma. It goes deeper than a few chats or accusations that transpired over the past months. What has boggled me is the mindset of so many educated persons More...

By The Publisher On Monday, October 15th, 2018

Last letter from Luang Prabang

By Hilbert Haar On a Wednesday morning, I get up at 5.45 a.m. We’ll be on the road again today and I start thinking that we ought to slow down a bit. Nine countries in the not even one hundred days since we left More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Unqualified teachers

By Hilbert Haar What is the definition of a qualified teacher? This question popped into my mind when I read about Minister Wycliffe Smith’s summary of the state of affairs in the schools on our island. LOGIN More...

By The Publisher On Friday, September 14th, 2018

September 15 Day of Democracy

Great Bay, St. Maarten – ‘International Day of Democracy 2018 is held on September 15th every year, and it has been running for 10 years. It is a United Nations, (UN), day of observation, to review the state More...