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PARTY FOR PROGRESS [PFP] In The News

GS
NA
SPA
HOPE
HOPE
ND
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
24 May 2024 12:04 AM

Sam Ready For Snap Elections, Will Push To Ensure Place On Ballot

SUCKER GARDEN, St. Maarten – The Soualiga Action Movement (SAM) has been observing the slow-paced development, the discontent in the community and the deterioration of the island’s standing at home and in the wider world.

SAM’s team together with leader veteran politician and former minister/MP Franklin Meyers has been putting in the groundwork and preparing for a future election.

“The time came earlier than any of us, including the sitting government, could have anticipated Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
PFP
ECE
Source: 721 News
22 May 2024 10:09 AM

Current Political Developments

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG On May 20th, 2024, Member of Parliament Mr. Kevin Maingrette (NOW) withdrew his support from the URSM/PFP/DP/NOW-coalition government and subsequently declared himself an independent Member of Parliament Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
PFP
NOW
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2024 12:20 PM

Maingrette Withdraws Support From Coalition, Joins Forces With Up, Na

PHILIPSBURG--Member of Parliament (MP) Kevin Maingrette, who was elected on the slate of the Nation Opportunity Wealth (NOW), has officially withdrawn his support from the current "two-by-four" coalition government comprising United Resilient St Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
PFP
Source: 721 News
24 Apr 2024 10:31 PM

Official Joint Statement From The Three Coalition Party Leaders Of Dp Pfp Now

PHILIPSBURG On Wednesday, 24 April 2024, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams (DP), MP Melissa Gumbs (PFP) and MP Christophe Emmanuel (NOW) issued a joint statement in reaction to the press release sent out by the Cabinet of the Governor Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
PFP
ECE
Source: 721 News
24 Apr 2024 10:19 PM

Governor Baly Receives Final Report From Formateur L. Mercelina

HARBOUR VIEW, PHILIPSBURG On April 23, 2024, His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten received the updated final report from formateur L. Mercelina.

The formateur has accepted the commission to form a new government which has the support of a majority in Parliament comprised of the fractions of URSM, PFP, DP and NOW Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
22 Apr 2024 01:01 PM

Update: Party For Progress St. Maarten

After a challenging, and at many times unclear, frustrating and incoherent screening process, the formation process has moved forward with the submission of the final formateur’s report to Governor Ajamu Baly.

Nine names were submitted: seven for the seven local posts and two for the Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Minister Plenipotentiary posts in the Netherlands. This includes PFP’s very own Raeyhon Peterson and Patrice Thierry Gumbs Jr Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
23 Feb 2024 09:59 AM

Matter Of Concern

An urgent request for a closed-door Central Committee meeting to discuss the latest developments at the TelEm Group was submitted to Parliament on Thursday by Democratic Party (DP) MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten, Party for Progress Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
ECE
Source: 721 News
04 Feb 2024 10:11 AM

Informateurs Complete Assignment And Submit The Final Report To The Governor.

Harbour View His Excellency the Governor of Sint Maarten, mr. Ajamu G. Baly, received the final report of the current information process from informateurs Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candia Joseph RO EMIA. The informateurs presented the Governor with their final report entitled Beyond the coalition handshake which for the purpose of transparency will be published in its entirety.

In their report, the informateurs have made an in-depth analysis of the positions of the six parties that have obtained one or more seats in the parliamentary elections of January 11, 2024 Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
ND
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
26 Jan 2024 08:45 AM

New Four-Party Coalition Ursm Dp Pfp Now Speaks Up And Speaks Out

Urges Public to Remain Aware and Be Critical of Agitators

PHILIPSBURG In a joint statement issued Thursday January 25, 2024 evening, the eight MP-elects of the announced 4-party coalition consisting of the URSM, DP, PFP and N.O.W. parties denounced repeated attempts to distract the public from ongoing political discussions.

We remain committed and focused on continuing the formation of this coalition, the statement reads Read more


Candidates in this article:
DP
NA
SPA
ND
UD
PFP
URSM
NOW
Source: 721 News
22 Jan 2024 11:06 AM

Governor Appoints Dr. Nilda Arduin And Drs. Candia Joseph As Informateurs

Harbour View Governor Ajamu Baly requested Dr. Nilda Arduin and Drs. Candia Joseph RO EMIA to accept an assignment as informateurs, as a result of the outcome of the January 11, 2024 elections, the consultations held with the Governor from Friday January 12th to Monday January 15th and the preliminary agreement on political cooperation signed by the 8 elected members of the Unified Resilient St. Maarten Movement, Democratic Party, Party for Progress and Nation Opportunity Wealth.

The Governor requested Dr Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
ND
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jan 2024 10:51 PM

Ursm, Dp, Pfp Y Now Forman Gobierno Nuevo

   PHILIPSBURG--Movimiento Unificado St. Maarten Resiliente URSM, Partido Demcrata DP, Partido para Progreso PFP y Nacion Oportunidad Ricesa NOW forjan un acuerdo de coalicin histrico para el perodo 2024-202.Firmaron oficialmente un histrico acuerdo de coalicin el sbado por la noche, marcando el comienzo Read more

Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
URSM
NOW
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Jan 2024 10:19 PM

Ursm, Dp, Pfp, Now Ink Coalition Agreement To Form New Govt.

From left: NOW leader Christophe Emmanuel, DP leader Sarah Wescot-Williams, URSM leader Dr. Luc Mercelina and PFP leader Melissa Gumbs.

PHILIPSBURG--The Unified Resilient St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
11 Jan 2024 12:49 PM

Pfp Leader Votes

 Party leader of the Party for Progress (PFP) Melissa Gumbs after casting her vote at the Melford Hazel Sports and Recreational Center. Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
USP
ND
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
15 Dec 2023 11:42 AM

Parliament Approves 2023 Budget Amendment, 2 Motions

PHILIPSBURG--Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved the 2023 budget amendment as well as passed two motions tabled by United Peoples (UP) party Member of Parliament (MP) Rolando Brison.

  Only eight of the 15 MPs were present for Thursdays public meeting of Parliament in which the budget amendment was voted upon. Present were United Peoples (UP) party MPs Brison and Sidharth Cookie Bijlani, Party for Progress (PFP) MP Melissa Gumbs, National Alliance (NA) MPs George Pantophlet, Angelique Romou, Hyacinth Richardson and William Marlin and independent MP Ludmila de Weever Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Dec 2023 12:14 PM

Pfp Presents Party Manifesto: Focus On Improving Quality Of Life For All

Party for Progress, led by Melissa Gumbs (centre), presented 10 candidates for the January 11, 2024, elections.

PHILIPSBURG--In presenting the Party for Progress (PFP) 2024-2028 manifesto, titled Five for the Future: Working Today to Transform Tomorrow, party leader Melissa Gumbs said: We have prepared this document under what remains the PFPs central vision and intended governing theme of improving quality of life for all on St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
07 Dec 2023 11:22 AM

Safe Expressed Dismay At Harmful Postures Towards Lgbtqia Community.

St. Martin:--- The St. Maarten/St. Martin Alliance For Equality (SAFE SxM), the islands LGBTQIA+ advocacy group, has taken note of comments circulating on social media implying that awareness for LGBTQ rights and/or including knowledge of sexual diversity in our curriculum is equivalent to forcing non-heterosexual orientation on minors. SAFE SxM notes that there is no LGBTQ-specific education curriculum, but there are models for education with gender and sexuality perspectives, which creates safer spaces for all youth Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
01 Dec 2023 11:29 AM

Pfp: Upholding Electoral Integrity And Fair Play In Sint Maarten Elections Is Critical

PHILIPSBURG – The Party for Progress (PFP) raised serious concerns about the continued disregard for the election and campaign guidelines issued by the Minister of Justice on Sint Maarten. This issue not only questions the integrity of the electoral process but also poses safety risks.

People have reached out to us, including candidates on other parties, regarding the placement of billboards and flags too close to or even in the roundabouts, PFP Deputy Leader Marvio Cooks states Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
ND
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Dec 2023 12:06 AM

Marvio Cooks Calls Out Shameless Campaigning

Marvio Cooks

 

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) candidate and deputy leader Marvio Cooks brings attention to the shameless campaigning being done using student athletes.

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Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Nov 2023 11:57 PM

Pfp Calls On Candidates To Fix Illegally Placed Billboards

A political billboard in a roundabout.

PHILIPSBURG--The Party for Progress (PFP) on Thursday raised serious concerns about the continued disregard for the election and campaign guidelines issued by the minister of justice on St. Maarten.

Read more

Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
ND
PFP
Source: SMN-News
22 Nov 2023 05:31 PM

~ National Alliance with the largest turnout of supporters on Postulation Day. ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- On January 11th, 2024, voters would have eight (8) political parties to choose from when they reach the polling stations to cast their votes.
The eight political parties lit up Philipsburg as they marched to the Parliament Building to submit their lists of candidates to the voting bureau that will be contesting the upcoming parliamentary elections.
At 9 am the Party for Progress (PFP) marched from Clem Labega Square chairing their leader Melissa Gumbs to submit the PFP lists of candidates Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Nov 2023 10:06 AM

Pfp Submits 'Gold Standard' List Of 10 Candidates

Party for Progress (PFP) on Wednesday submitted a list of 10 candidates to contest the January 11, 2024 Parliamentary elections. Read more

Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
17 Nov 2023 09:01 PM

Public Order And Domain At Risk Of Not Being Respected

Philipsburg – President, Party Leader and member of Parliament of the Party for Progress Melissa Gumbs and PFP Vice President Marvio Cooks expressed concern over the fact that it appeared poster frames were being erected around various spots on the island on Friday, 17 November 2023 Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
ND
PFP
Source: SMN-News
17 Nov 2023 03:35 PM

Timing Slots For Political Parties On Postulation Day.

The Central Voting Bureau is pleased to announce the schedule for Postulation Day, Thursday, November 22nd, 2023, at the House of Parliament.

On Postulation Day, representatives or deputy representatives from each political party will formally submit their candidate lists to the Central Voting Bureau. Tofacilitate an orderly process, each party has selected a specific time slot for submission, as listed below. Each party is urgently requested to arrive on time.Time Political party 1 Read more

Candidates in this article:
GS
DP
Freedom
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
ND
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
12 Nov 2023 07:00 PM

PHILIPSBURG:---  In a heartfelt appeal letter addressed to the Minister of Justice Anna Richardson, and co-copied by the council of ministers and the Parliament of Sint Maarten, Fabio Doralice, Interim President of the Haitian Association of Sint Maarten (HASMA), is urging the Government of Sint Maarten to temporarily halt the forced returns of Haitian nationals a midst the dire humanitarian crisis currently engulfing Haiti Read more


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