Tag archive for ‘transparency’
By Online Editor On Monday, October 14th, 2019

SHTA: Objective financial evaluation should be the name of the game

PHILIPSBURG — Over the past months we have seen on the printed local and social media debates, comments, opinions and partial information on 3 major topics: Financing of the airport, U.S. Pre-clearance and More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Hands off

The times they are a’changin and so is the political makeup of St. Maarten’s government. Once upon a time – and not all that long ago – appointments to key positions, be it as policy advisors or in executive More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

USP: 2019 budget lacks transparency and details

~ Faction seeks postponement of debate ~ Philipsburg — The faction of the United St. Maarten (US) party on Tuesday said the draft 2019 country budget is rushed, even less transparent than the last, lacks More...

By The Publisher On Monday, March 13th, 2017

Trickling of transparency

Dear Editor, When a government carefully and consciously decides to withhold information from the people or selectively inform them of what and how much they should know democracy suffers. It is also extremely dangerous More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

The cult of transparency

Dear Editor, As is the case in the wider world, here on St. Martin too, transparency has become a hip hip hurray word; a feel good word; a word without spot or blemish. Few question how they came to love this word More...

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