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A questionable future

By Hilbert Haar ~ The story that I am hearing now is that suspended MP Theo Heyliger is done with politics. It tallies with a statement he made to me earlier last year when he wrote me a message saying that the 2018 election had been his last one.

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Dear Reader

Speculation is rampant about what exactly Theo Heyliger is up.

Will he eventually join another party or will he return with the UP party?

It is always said on St. Maarten that when it comes to politics, Theo is the smartest politician ever.

Based on the sentiments in the community, if Theo was to be released, there would be snap elections to be called and the UP party will be the biggest party on St. Maarten once again.

Or will he stick to his words last year and consider the 2018 elections his last elections ever?

Until then, have a great week.

PS: For a taste of the Caribbean, visit the latest addition to the list of restaurants in Simpson Bay: NICK'S CAFE. Open for Local Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Mondays to Saturday; but closed on Sundays. Visit Nick's Cafe Facebook Page online at


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The K-word

By Hilbert Haar ~ I was waiting for it and it finally happened. Members of Parliament have begun to describe the transfer of bribery-suspect Theo Heyliger to a prison in Bonaire as kidnapping - the K-word. Asked for his opinion about the extension...

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By Hilbert Haar ~ The opposition is smelling blood. That much is clear after the opposition benches remained empty on Monday morning when the parliament was supposed to convene to examine the credentials of substitute MP Jules James ....

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