You cannot mention Minister of Finance, Hiro Shigemoto, without mentioning the fact that he is the Minister of Justice, Roland Duncan’s son-in-law, and that his job was acquired through favors, nepotism and cronyism.
There was a deficit, and discrepancies as usual in the “cooked” government financial books.
According to Bas Roorda..
You remember Bas Roorda,
he was the Dutch “spy” sent, to figure out what was going on in the Finance dept.
When sure enough, he discovered wanton mismanagement, no respect to protocol, financial discrepencies,
and let’s not forget that “PER DIEM” mess that all of the Minister’s are trying to sweep under the table.
Someone, according to Bas Roorda, fire bombed Miguel De Weever’s car, and pointed a laser at his house to intimidate him.
Now let’s try to figure this out first….
Was Bas Roorda, a spy?
According to the people in SXM government,
Bas was simply a snitch, a mole a spy,
sent to find “dirt” on government.
Well IF Bas Roorda, WAS a spy,
was that such a horrible thing?
I believe that the major chunk of the money being spied on came from the Netherlands.
If I authorize millions of dollars worth of funding,
I might want to send someone to keep an eye on my money too.
Secondly, if our government wasn’t doing anything wrong with the Dutch funding money,
then they would WELCOME Bas Roorda,
into their mix,
that they had clean hands.
Turns out, even Senor Bas was shocked by the level of corruption going on in our government.
Now Xavier is defending Bas of course,
because his people casually tossed him out with the garbage, when they didn’t need him anymore.
Theo made sure that Regina Labega got that Airport job,
so that she keeps her big mouth shut, during the upcoming court case,
we’ll see how well that works.
I don’t know what is keeping Edward Dest quiet,
but mums been the word from that camp.
I can’t wait for Shigemoto, Roorda, Regina and all of them to get to court, the government’s been hoping and praying that Bas Roorda would just go away.
Now Bas is tight with Hilbert Haar, the “editor” of the Today paper,
but Hilbert Haar is an unreliable liar, who has lied about Regina Labega before,
to the point, that Ms Labega’s lawyers had to force a retraction out of him.
Because Bas Roorda has chosen to use the Toilet paper for his exclusives,
the story loses some credibility, and is immediately suspect,
since Haar and Gibson,
have shown deliberate bias in the past towards many on the characters involved.
I noticed that he Herald has said very little,
but then again, Roorda seems to only be emailing the Today with the “scoop”.
Every now and then when the story is dropped on his lap,
Hilbert likes to pretend that he’s a true journalist.
But a true journalist, seeks out all of the sources,
and writes without bias,
and that is something Hilbert Haar cannot do,
because he simply is not professional enough.
on the other hand, am a blogger…………..
A lot of my blogs are based on info taken from the press,
and provided by sources.
I don’t claim to be anyone or anything other than someone who posts their opinions to blogs.
Because I AM ONE OF THE FEW LOCAL WRITERS,
I will go where no one else will go,
and I will be criticized by mostly foreigners,
living in my country,
who feel that the local Blacks should have no say,
and if they do, they should say it in a certain way.
People dislike me and my blogs, because they claim that I show no preference and I go after EVERYONE.
They ask me how I intend to make it in St Maarten, if everyone is criticized.
WELL….THIS IS MY COUNTRY,
AND I will start on prosecutor Mos Next,
because prosecutor Mos, like his corrupt predessor Mudd,
DOES NOT KNOW WHAT HIS JOB IS!
I’m attending his next press conference to ask him how much he’s been paid, to avoid certain.
I want to ask prosecutor Mos, if he was paid off,
Blackmailed into NOT handling my case.
It seems that locals who go to the prosecutor cannot get a fair shake,
if the dept is in the hip-pockets of local politicians.
I can understand where people feel that there is already a pre-existing bias with the prosecutors,
and people like Regina etc will not get a fair shake.
I will try to catch the prosecutor on camera,
to ask him a few questions,
as a concerned NATIVE ST MAARTENER,
let’s find out what Mos. has to say.
I am quiet athletic,
I know what he looks like,
and I know I can run him down