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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


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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


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DP
Source: SMN-News
14 Mar 2021 03:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- March 8, 2021, marked International Women's Day 2021. This day was celebrated around the world in recognition of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and also brought awareness to areas that need improvement for gender equity and inclusion. This year, International Womens Day was themed Choose To Challenge.

As part of the global celebration, the University of St.Martin (USM), TelEm N.V and the Produce Wealth Revolution (PWR) Agency came together in a collaborative effort to produce Oualichi Politics - a virtual panel discussion highlighting seven (7) of the islands most influential women in the political arena Read more


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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


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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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Source: SMN-News
17 Feb 2021 05:23 PM

~In celebration of International Women's day, Local Women in Politics are Recognized~

PHILIPSBURG:--- On March 8, 2021, six (6) influential women in the political arena, representing the Dutch and French side of the island will be keynote speakers in the 2021 event: Oualichi Politics. Oualichi is one of the indigenous names given to pre-Columbian St.Martin meaning strong women. These women of the island have done exceptionally well in their contribution to politics but to St.Maarten/ St.Martins culture for years.

In what is expected to be a historical event of 2021, these dynamic women will share publicly their journeys and vision for an equitable, sustainable, and democratic society 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


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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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HOPE
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
19 Jan 2021 09:58 PM

Pfp Requests Vaccination Plan Update From Ministry Of Vsa

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Party for Progress membersof Parliament Melissa Gumbsand Raeyhon Petersonsubmitted critical questions regarding Country St Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Dec 2020 11:48 PM

Pfp Criticises Pro SoualigaS Letter To Governor Holiday

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson on Sunday criticised Pro Soualiga Foundations recent letter to Governor Eugene Holiday for being disrespectful, adding that the foundation cannot speak on behalf of the St Read more


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Source: 721 News
12 Nov 2020 06:53 AM

Letter To The Editor: Know Better?

Michael Ferrier: Know Better? Do Better. Most of the questions you ask, you should ask yourself or the same people you endorse:

1. Fix the potholes in our roads.

Perhaps if you paid the NAF 1.4 millionyou owe to the government we wouldn’t have an issue of potholes. You really think people forgot about this, and you begging the Council of Ministers back then to right it off?

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Source: 721 News
11 Nov 2020 02:54 AM

The Decolonization Noise.

Endorsing the comments and observations by Sarah Wescot Williams and Melissa Gumbs regarding all the noise about De-Colonization, I ask Grisha Heyliger, Rolando Brison, George Pantophlet and all other noisemakers: What, according to your coalition, are Governments immediate plans to:

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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


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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


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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


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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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