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PARTY FOR PROGRESS [PFP] In The News

PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Sep 2020 05:02 AM

Cannot Sell Lightbulbs To Pay Light Bill, Says Gumbs

PHILIPSBURG--While St. Maarten is going through its second major crisis in three years, the solutions to the coronavirus pandemic must be sustainable, said Party for Progress (PFP) faction leader Melissa Gumbs.

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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Sep 2020 04:48 AM

Pfp Furious About Govt. Not Sending Advice To Mps

~ Govt. says second advice was missed ~

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
28 Aug 2020 04:48 AM

Pfp Questions Selling Shares Of Govt.-Owned Companies

PHILIPSBURG--The proposed idea of selling shares of government-owned companies to raise money for government has come under scrutiny by Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Aug 2020 11:55 PM

Pfp Concerned About Plan B And Economic Recovery

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Party for Progress members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson issued a press release on Thursday, expressing their concern over responses received to questions sent to the
Prime Minister, particularly those related to Governments much-discussed plan B.

The faction noted that they had submitted questions to the Prime Minister regarding the ongoing discussion with the Kingdom Government over support for the country, the economic recovery plan (which was requested by Parliament on July 8 th and what was in Governments plan B.

Clarity on the economy, it seems, will not be available for several more weeks, according to the responses received to the factions questions Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
27 Aug 2020 02:07 PM

Pfp Concerned About Plan B And Economic Recovery

PHILIPSBURG Party for Progress Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson issued a press release on Thursday, expressing their concern over responses received to questions sent to the Prime Minister, particularly those related to Governments much-discussed plan B.

The faction noted that they had submitted questions to the Prime Minister regarding the ongoing discussion with the Kingdom Government over support for the country, the economic recovery plan (which was requested by Parliament on July 8th and what was in Governments plan B.

Clarity on the economy, it seems, will not be available for several more weeks, according to the responses received to the factions questions Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
18 Aug 2020 04:58 AM

Pfp Questions Irion On GovernmentS Plans Without Dutch Financial Support

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson on Monday submitted questions to Finance Minister Ardwell Irion about governments financial plans considering that Dutch State Secretary of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops indicated last week that the Dutch government will not hold discussions with St Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Aug 2020 09:51 PM

Pfp Questions Minister Of Finance On Way Forward

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten The PFP Faction submitted questions to the Minister of Finance, the Honorable Ardwell Irion, on Monday, 17 August 2020. The faction referenced the letter sent by State Secretary Raymond Knops to the Dutch Second Chamber on 14 August 2020 Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
12 Aug 2020 01:55 PM

Pfp: Six Months In, A Brief Review

PHILIPSBURG Monday, August 10th marked six months since the sitting Parliament was sworn in. Among the returning and new faces are Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson Read more


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PFP
Source: SMN-News
11 Aug 2020 06:57 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament Raeyhon Peterson was seen with persons moving around with other persons. MP Peterson was seen with at least two other people. Clearly the MP and those that were with him were not wearing masks.
The PFP MP tested positive for the COVID-19, he was tested on July 28th, and on July 29th, 2020 Peterson made it known through a Facebook post that he went socializing and got tested to ensure he was not infected Read more


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PFP
Source: SMN-News
11 Aug 2020 09:03 AM

PHILIPSBURG--- Leader of the Party for Progress (PFP) Melissa Gumbs confirmed in a Facebook post on Monday night that she also tested positive for the COVID-19. Gumbs is the 3rd Member of Parliament that have tested positive thus far.
Last week when Gumbs attended a virtual Parliamentary meeting it was clear that she was exhibiting flu-like symptoms.
In the post-MP Gumbs said that when PFP MP Raeyhon Peterson tested positive for COVID-19, she also did the test and was tested negative, she said despite the negative test result she took the necessary steps and went into isolation while banning all family members and friends from her home Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
30 Jul 2020 11:54 PM

Member Of Parliament Test Positive For Covid 19

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – One of the persons tested positive for the virus, is a Member of Parliament of the United People Party, Sidharth Bijlani.

This was confirmed by the president of Parliament and leader of the political party, Rolando Brison in a Facebook post Thursday night, in which, he wishes his colleague and team mate a speedy recovery Read more


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PFP
Source: SMN-News
30 Jul 2020 08:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament from the UP faction Sidharth Cookie Bijlani announced on Thursday through a post on his Facebook that he was also tested positive for the COVID-19. Earlier this week MP Bijlani announced that his son tested positive while he tested negative he said on Friday, July 24th when he tested it was negative but by Monday, July 27th he began experiencing symptoms and tested again and was informed today Thursday, July 30th that he is COVID-19 positive. Bijlani is the second MP in the last two days that announced their results.
On Wednesday PFP Member of Parliament, Raeyhon Peterson made the announcement on Facebook.
It should be noted that Peterson and the son of Bijlani visited the Lotus Night Club in Simpson Bay where they were infected with the virus.
SMN News understands that the Parliament of St Read more


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PFP
Source: SMN-News
29 Jul 2020 06:24 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament from the PFP faction Raeyhon Peterson has tested positive for the for COVID-19. Peterson made the announcement on his Facebook page today Wednesday, July 29th. The MP said in his Facebook post that he is asymptomatic and even though it is recommended that he isolate himself for a period of 7 days he will stay in isolation for 14 days as precautionary measures Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Jun 2020 07:26 AM

Letter To The Editor

Mr. Editor,

I listened with great interest to the radio interview given by former member of Parliament, Mr. Theo Heyliger, on Monday, 22 June 2020. Firstly, it is excellent to see Mr. Heyliger in good health after his diagnosis in 2019 and I wish him continued recovery and health.

This is the second interview given by the former MP in a week, and while it was unclear what the overall purpose of the media blitz was, after the first interview, and subsequent press releases by the party he once led, I think the people can see the story being shopped around.

Revisionist History has been done by key groups throughout history: those who win wars, those who become dictators and, the largest and most controlling group, those who colonize (France, the Netherlands, England, etc) Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
21 Jun 2020 03:18 PM

Pfp Enva Preguntas Viejas Y Nuevas A Doran

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – El 16 de junio del 2020, los miembros del Parlamento del Partido Fuerza del Progreso (PFP) Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson presentaron preguntas al Honorable Ministro de Vivienda Pblica, Planificacin Territorial, Medio Ambiente e Infraestructura (VROMI) Egbert C Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
20 Jun 2020 02:56 PM

Pfp Solicita Claridad A La Ministra De Justicia Sobre El Anuncio De Inmigracin Ilegal

Preocupados por el cumplimiento de las normas internacionales de los derechos humanos

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Los miembros del parlamento del PFP, Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson, enviaron preguntas a la Ministra Anna Richardson, tras el anuncio de que las leyes de inmigracin del pas se haran cumplir estrictamente, y alentaron a aquellos sin permisos de residencia a abandonar voluntariamente la isla o enfrentar detencin y deportacin.

La faccin ha declarado pblicamente que el desenfrenado problema de inmigracin ilegal del pas ha necesitado desesperadamente atencin durante ms de diez aos y ambos parlamentarios elogian a la Ministra por al menos tomar la iniciativa de comenzar la discusin para manejar este tema Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
18 Jun 2020 06:48 AM

Pfp Submits Old, And New, Questions To Doran

SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) On June 16, 2020, Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MP) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have submitted questions to the Honorable Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert C Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
18 Jun 2020 05:13 AM

Pfp Questions Doran About Plans To Issue 14,000 Sq. Metres Water Rights In Long Lease

PHILIPSBURG--The Party for Progress (PFP) has submitted a number of questions to Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Egbert Doran on issues such as long-leased land, water rights and plans to issue approximately 14,000 square metres of water rights in long lease.

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USP
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
17 Jun 2020 05:32 AM

Ud, Usp And Pfp Factions Want Urgent Meeting Regarding The Assistance Programs Of The Ssrp And The Assistance By The Government Of The Netherlands To Fund These Programs.

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Three factions in Parliament have requested an urgent meeting of Parliament to hear from the Government regarding the SSRP payroll and unemployment programs and the status of the liquidity assistance from the Netherlands.

This matter has taken on more urgency, given the deadline of June 15th as communicated by State Secretary R. Knops, and the reliance on the second tranche of 29M NAF to fund the SSRP programs.

In their letter to the Chairperson of Parliament the three factions also mentioned a June 12th letter by Knops to the Second Chamber, confirming that Aruba and Curacao have met the conditions and thus will be receiving the second half of the liquidity assistance in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
17 Jun 2020 01:16 AM

Preguntas Sobre Los Derechos De Immigrantes

PHLIPSBURG--Los miembros del Parlamento de la PFP (parlamentarios) Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Pet Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
16 Jun 2020 03:16 PM

Pfp Concerned About Human-Rights Protection In Immigration Clamp-Down

PHILIPSBURG--Concerned about compliance with international human rights standards, Party For Progress (PFP) is seeking clarity from Justice Minister Anna Richardson on her recent announcement that the countrys immigration laws would be strictly enforced, as well as encouraging those without residency permits to voluntarily leave t Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
15 Jun 2020 02:27 PM

Pfp Requests Clarity From Justice Minister On Illegal Immigration Announcement

Concerned about Compliance with International Human Rights Standards

PHILIPSBURG PFP Members of Parliament Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have submitted questions to Minister Anna Richardson, following the Ministers announcement that the countrys immigration laws would be strictly enforced, as well as encouraging those without resident permits to voluntarily leave the island or face detainment and deportation.

The faction has stated publicly that the countrys rampant illegal immigration problem has desperately needed attention for over ten years now and both MPs commend the Minister for at least taking the initiative to start the discussion to handle this issue Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 May 2020 05:37 AM

Pfp Questions Samuel Over Mpc Exam Class Letter

PHILISPBURG On 18 May 2020, the Party for Progress faction has submitted questions to the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports, the Honorable Drs. Rudolph Samuel, related to an open letter to the Minister by students of the Milton Peters Colleges HAVO 5 and VWO 6 exam classes.

The faction begins with questions specifically related to the students letter, inquiring if Minister Samuel had reviewed and read the open letter and what, if any, spot-assessments had been made at MPC and other schools that have been using e-learning as a solution to the physical closure of schools.

The letter caught us off-guard, PFP MP Raeyhon Peterson says Read more


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USP
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
19 May 2020 04:57 AM

Factions Request Urgent Meeting On Govt. Response To Dutch Conditions

PHILIPSBURG--Party For Progress (PFP), United Democrats (UD) and United St. Maarten Party (US Party) have requested an urgent meeting of Parliament to discuss governments response to the conditions laid down by the Kingdom government for financial assistance for St. Maarten to cover the cost of the St Read more


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