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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
22 Nov 2020 11:45 PM

Emmanuel, Peterson Accuse Each Other Of Abuse Of Power

PHILIPSBURG--Members of Parliament (MPs) Christophe Emmanuel of National Alliance (NA) and Raeyhon Peterson of Party for ProgressRead more


Candidates in this article:
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
10 Nov 2020 03:30 AM

Mp Heyliger-Marten Clarifies ParliamentS Approach Towards Decolonization

Understanding the process requires extensive reading and understanding of international law

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In a statement issued on November 9th, the Faction Leader of the UPP and Second Vice-Chair of Parliament, MP Grisha Heyliger-Marten responded to statements from the opposition parties in Parliament regarding the decolonization process.

In the first place, MP Heyliger-Marten stated, I would like to point out that, to a certain extent, I can understand the confusion that the UD and PFP factions are referring to Read more


Candidates in this article:
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
10 Nov 2020 12:01 AM

Grisha Says Decolonisation Process Does Not Require Mandate From People For Approval

Grisha Heyliger-Marten

PHILIPSBURG--United Peoples (UP) party faction leader Member of Parliament (MP) Grisha Heyliger-Marten responded on Monday to statements made by Party For Progress (PFP) and United Democrats (UD) regarding the decolonisation process Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
08 Nov 2020 10:27 PM

Pfp Questions Whether Country Can Afford Washington Law Firm

Melissa Gumbs


~ Parliament has no authority to commit country to agreements ~

PHILIPSBURG--Party For Progress (PFP) is questioning whether St. Maarten can afford the costs associated with securing the services of a Washington DC-based law firm (see related stories) to assist with the completion of the decolonisatio Read more


Candidates in this article:
ADPS
DLP
NA
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
05 Nov 2020 11:31 AM

Mps Accuse Civil Servants Of Undermining Ministers, Forging Documents, And Writing False Statements

Some MPs during Wednesdays meeting.

~ Doran: We do have some rotten apples ~

PHILIPSBURG--Several Members of Parliament (MPs) on Wednesday accused a small number of civil servants of undermining the authorities and even sabotaging ministers, and called for this category of government workers to be uprooted and weeded out.

However, Party for Progress (PFP) MP Raeyhon Peterson says a minister can only be undermined if he or she allows it Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
25 Oct 2020 11:44 PM

Pfp Calls De WeeverS Tax Reform Proposal Innovative

PHILIPSBURG--Innovative, structured, and relevant were the words used by Party for Progress (PFP) to describe the economic recovery plan presentation made by Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transportation and Telecommunication (TEATT) Ludmila Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
30 Sep 2020 07:37 PM

Gumbs Questions Minteatt On Btp Matters

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Party for Progress member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs sent questions to Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunications and Transportation Ludmila de Weever on Tuesday, 28 September 2020 about the current status of several outstanding items related to Bureau Telecommunications & Post (BTP) Read more


Candidates in this article:
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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Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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


Candidates in this article:
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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