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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Sep 2021 11:08 PM

Mp Peterson: Fair Procedures For Granting Long-Lease Land Need To Be Put In Place To Prevent Abuse And Nepotism

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – The brewing controversy surrounding the granting of long-lease rights in the area known as Vineyard Heights has shed light on the governments systemic lack of procedures, transparency and accountability. This is the view of Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Raeyhon Peterson, who is renewing his call for fair policies and procedures to be put in place to prevent abuse by political authorities in the issuance of government-owned land parcels. 

From the very beginning, in 2016, the granting of parcels in the area was done in a way that was not in line with good governing practices Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Sep 2021 12:51 AM

Mp Gumbs Proposes To End ParliamentS Membership To Parlatino

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – With an eye to redirect Sint Maartens limitedresources into initiatives that would deepen cooperative ties between the Dutch Caribbean and other islands in the region, Party for Progress (PFP) leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Melissa Gumbs on Friday submitted a proposal to Parliament that would end the bodys membership to the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

Parliament, and by extension the country and people of Sint Maarten, spend US $30,000 in annual membership fees plus a travel budget of NAf Read more


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PFP
Source: SMN-News
19 Sep 2021 05:48 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- The young writers of Teen Times have submitted a proposal for legislation that would mandate schools and other public spaces to provide free female sanitary products. The proposal follows a global movement to end what is known as Period Poverty and is Teen Times second legislation proposal presented this year to Parliament through a Member of Parliament.

Coordinator of Teen Times Nichele Abreu-Smith presented the document on behalf of her group to MP Angelique Romou who is the Chairlady of Parliaments Committee for Youth, Education, Culture and Sports Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
19 Sep 2021 04:47 PM

Teen Times Submits Legislation Proposal To Mp Romou To End Period Poverty

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — The young writers of Teen Times have submitted a proposal for legislation that would mandate schools and other public spaces to provide free female sanitary products. The proposal follows a global movement to end what is known as Period Poverty and is Teen Times second legislation proposal presented this year to Parliament through a Member of Parliament.

Coordinator of Teen Times Nichele Abreu-Smith presented the document on behalf of her group to MP Angelique Romou who is the Chairlady of Parliaments Committee for Youth, Education, Culture and Sports Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
26 Aug 2021 11:36 PM

Gumbs Reflects On Opportunities For Collaboration Coming Out Of Ipko

From left: MP Gwendell Mercelina Jr. (Partido Nashonal di Pueblo, Curaao), MP Melissa Gumbs (Party for Progress, St. Maarten) and MP Miguel Mansur (ACCION21, Aruba).

 ~ Disappointed some local MPs did not attend ~

PHILIPSBURG--Taking an opposing stance to several St Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
26 Aug 2021 05:08 PM

Mp Gumbs Reflects On Opportunities For Kingdom-Wide Collaboration Coming Out Of Ipko

PHILIPSBURG Taking an opposing stance to several Sint Maarten Members of Parliament (MPs), Party for Progress (PFP) MP Melissa Gumbs came out of the recently held the Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Consultations (IPKO) reflecting on the opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between the countries in the Dutch Kingdom. 

There was a willingness to think differently and the focus on working together was present and pervasive Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Aug 2021 01:38 PM

Mp Peterson Calls For Reactivation Of Police Complaints Committee

MP Raeyhon Peterson advocates for the reestablishment of the Complaint Committee on Police Action. 

PHILIPSBURG--When police cross the line, you as a citizen can file a complaint with St. Maarten Police Force KPSM, but that rarely leads to disciplinary action. This has to change, there needs to be an independent complaints co Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Jun 2021 12:04 AM

Teen Times Submits Request To Include St. Maarten History In School Curriculum

Teen Times editor Lavisha Dadlani (third left) submitting its request to MP Melissa Gumbs (fourth left) on Saturday. Other Teen Times members are also in the photo.

~ Asks PFP to facilitate ~

PHILIPSBURG--Members of youth publication Teen Times have requested that the Party for Progress (PFP) faction in Parliament take whatever steps it deems necessary to facilitate the inclusion of St Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
02 Jun 2021 12:07 AM

Mp Peterson Appeals Community Service Sentence For Scuffle With Police Officer

Raeyhon Peterson

PHILIPSBURG--Current Member of Parliament (MP) for Party for Progress (PFP) and former Acting Head of Domain Affairs at the Ministry of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
09 May 2021 08:25 PM

Pfp: Schiphol Group Letter Worrying, But Not Shocking

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten PFP members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson expressed concern, but not surprise, at the May 6thletter sent by Schiphol Group to the Government of St Read more


Candidates in this article:
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2021 10:29 AM

Ud, Pfp Request Urgent Meeting On Dutch Relations

PHILIPSBURG--The United Democrats (UD) and Party For Progress (PFP) have requested that an urgent meeting of Parliament be called to discuss the relations between the Netherlands and St. Maarten.

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Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
28 Mar 2021 11:41 PM

Pfp Calls On Coalition To Withdraw Petition To Un

PFP MP Melissa Gumbs

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Meli Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UPP
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Mar 2021 11:08 PM

Personal Agendas, Lack Of Strategy At Center Of Current Crisis Pfp Calls On Coalition To Withdraw Petition To Un

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – PFP faction members Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson called on the current coalition to withdraw the petition submitted on March 9th to UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, and the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.`

As a faction, we repeat our rejection of this petition, PFP said on Sunday, 28 March 2021. On November 5th, 2020 Parliament established a Permanent Committee for Constitutional Affairs and Decolonization, following a proposal by MPs Solange Ludmila Duncan (NA) and Grisha Heyliger- Marten (UPP) Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
PFP
Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2021 08:00 PM

Exclusive: Divide And Conquer, The Modus Operandi Of The Dutch Government.

~ New coalition soon to be formed, Sources ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Dutch Government has once again managed to blackmail the Government and people of St. Maarten when they decided on Friday to freeze the financial support that was promised to the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Basically, with this move, the Dutch Government through the Kingdom Council of Ministers managed to split the governing coalition in the parliament of St. Maarten since the United Peoples Party members are the ones behind the petition sent to the United Nations Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
17 Mar 2021 12:22 AM

Peterson: St. Maarten Constitution Being Trampled On By Parliament Chairpersons

PHILIPSBURG--A complete disregard for the St. Maarten Constitution is being displayed by the Chairpersons of Parliament, said Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Raeyhon Peterson on Tuesday.

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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
11 Mar 2021 09:02 AM

Pfp: Petition Is Poor Start To Decolonization Discussion

PHILIPSBURG PFP Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson once again reiterated their factions distance from the 5 November 2020 motion of Parliament relating to the decolonization process, after Parliament received a copy of a petition submitted by the Choharis Law Group to the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioners Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism and the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.

The petition, totaling 37 pages with appendices, was sent to Parliament thirty minutes before the start of a closed-door meeting of the Committee for Constitutional Affairs & Decolonization, a fact the PFP says gives the impression that the meeting itself was called as a formality to share a document that had already been shared externally Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Mar 2021 11:01 AM

Peterson Says Lack Of Political Maturity In Parliament Alarming

PFP MP Raeyhon Peterson

PHILIPSBURG--Disrespectful to the floor of Parliament is what Party For Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Raeyhon Peterson had to say about the recent conduct of some MPs on the floor of Parliament.

  Peterson raised his concerns in a meeting of the Central Committee regarding an update on the reconstruction of Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
10 Mar 2021 01:11 AM

Lack Of Political Maturity In Parliament Is Alarming, Peterson Says

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Marten – Disrespectful to the floor of Parliament. Thats what Member of Parliament for the Party for Progress faction (PFP) Raeyhon Peterson had to say about the recent conduct of some MPs on the floor of Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
09 Mar 2021 07:18 PM

Mp Gumbs Submits Request For Contraception Study To Ser

PHILISPBURG, Sint Maarten PFP Member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs submitted a request to the Social Economic Council (SER) for a study on the availability and accessibility of contraceptive methodsto the St. Maarten population.

In her written request, Gumbs cited that St Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
28 Feb 2021 07:38 PM

Pfp Board Strong Vision. Strategy. Action

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten On Monday, 1 March 2021, the Party for Progresswill launchan English translation of thelandspakket/country package of reforms related to the third tranche of liquidity support from the Netherlands.The document will be provided via the PFP website (www.pfpf.sx).In a brief statement, the party stated:

One of the main concerns that have been brought to the PFP faction is that the document related to the reform package (the ‘landspakket’) is in the Dutch language. 

Week in and week out, Parliament has seen members of Parliament speak about the conditions for support, many referencing bits and pieces for their own pro or con agenda Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
02 Feb 2021 11:07 PM

Pfp Pregunta A Minecys Sobre El Estado De La Nipa Y El Rol De Director

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Los miembros del Parlamento de la faccin Party For Progress (PFP), Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson, enviaron algunas preguntas el lunes 1 de febrero del 2021 al Honorable Ministro de Educacin, Cultura, Juventud y Deportes, Ministro Rodolphe Samuel, sobre el estado del Instituto Nacional para el Progreso Profesional Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Feb 2021 11:52 PM

Pfp Questions Samuel On Status Of Nipa Director

PFP MP Melissa Gumbs.

PHILIPSBURG--The reasons for the apparent removal of Sergio Blomont as director of National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) was amongst a number of questions Party For Progress (PFP) has sent to Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
01 Feb 2021 11:23 PM

Pfp Questions Minecys On Nipa Status, Director Role

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Membersof Parliament for thePartyForProgress (PFP)Faction, Melissa Gumbsand Raeyhon Peterson sent questions on Monday, 1 February 2021 totheHonorableMinisterof Education, Culture, Youth & Sport, MinisterRodolphe Samuelregarding the status of the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Jan 2021 11:45 AM

Gumbs Requests Critical Updates From Minister Samuel

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Member of Parliament for the Party For Progress (PFP) Faction, Melissa Gumbs
submitted critical questions on Monday, 25 January 2021, to the Honorable Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport, Minister Rodolphe Samuel requesting answers for various projects and project planning within the ministry.

Gumbs notes in her letter that given the COVID-19 situation in country Sint Maarten, a variety of sectors and industries were severely affected, with education taking the brunt after tourism Read more


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