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PARTY FOR PROGRESS [PFP] In The News

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.

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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


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
18 Oct 2023 02:05 AM

Gumbs Asks For Update On Curtain Trajectory

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Melissa Gumbs submitted a brief letter to Prime Minister Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Oct 2023 01:16 AM

St. Maarten Is Capable Of Creating Its Own Cannabis Law, Mp Peterson Says

PHILIPSBURG--Indications that a foreign private company will draft cannabis legislation for country St. Maarten and will assist each relevant ministry with the legislative changes needed to make the legislation a reality, as per Minister of Public Health, Social Affairs and Labor VSA Omar Ottleys statements, have Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
PFP
Source: 721 News
28 Aug 2023 05:41 PM

Joining The Party For Progress

Dear fellow Sint Maarteners,

I want to start by addressing those of you who might be feeling indifferent about casting your vote as we stand at the crossroads of another crucial election season. It’s not uncommon to hear the sentiment that all politicians are the same, and that regardless of who you vote for, nothing truly changes. I understand this feeling of disillusionment, as I, too, have felt the despair that many of us on the island feel.

Instead of merely complaining about it, I chose to take action several years ago and started writing articles that focused on raising awareness on crucial topics such as integrity, accountability, good leadership, and vision Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
25 Aug 2023 02:12 PM

Pfp, De Weever Reaffirms Motion Of Disapproval With Over-The-Bank Verdict

PHILIPSBURG PFP members of Parliament Raeyhon Peterson and Melissa Gumbs, as well as independent member of Parliament Ludmila de Weever, reaffirmed the passing of the motion of disapproval towards Minister of VROMI Egbert Doran, following the verdict handed down in the Over the Bank case Read more


Candidates in this article:
GS
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
23 Aug 2023 03:07 PM

Government Wins Case In Over The Bank Land Issuance Saga.

PHILIPSBURG:---   On August 22, 2023, the Court in First Instance rendered its verdict in the Over the Bank case. In that judgment, the Court determined that Country Sint Maarten is not bound by the (draft) decrees issued by then Minister Meyers and/or that the Over the Bank group could not derive any legally justified expectation from the documents provided by then Minister Meyers due to the violations established with the public order and/or principles of good governance (including the principle of transparency) Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
UPP
ND
PFP
Source: 721 News
21 Aug 2023 10:34 AM

Pfp Proposal To Remove Curtain From Voting Booth Approved By Com

Gumbs pleased with progress, awaits next steps

PHILIPSBURG Party for Progress member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs expressed satisfaction for the update received from Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs in Parliaments Central Committee meeting of August 17th Read more


Candidates in this article:
RSM
DP
NA
SPA
USP
UPP
HOPE
HOPE
ND
PFP
Source: 721 News
27 Jul 2023 07:12 PM

Integrity Chamber Provides Integrity Sessions To Political Parties

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — In light of the upcoming elections, the Integrity Chamber provided integrity sessions to political parties as part of its public awareness campaign. Invitations were sent to all active political parties that are known to be contesting the upcoming elections. The sessions took place in June and July of 2023 with candidates and board members of the Democratic Party (DP), Party for Progress (PFP), National Alliance (NA), and United St Maarten Party (USP) Read more


Candidates in this article:
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