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PARTY FOR PROGRESS [PFP] In The News

HOPE
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
20 May 2022 01:12 PM

Pfp Expels Co-Founder, Who Calls Move Drastic

Charlon Pompier

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) has severed ties with its co-founder Charlon Pompier, who called the move an extreme and sudden form of drastic action.

  Pompier was informed of his expulsion from the party via a letter dated May 17 Read more


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PFP
Source: SMN-News
18 May 2022 06:21 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- A letter dated May 18th, 2022 sent to all members of the Party for Progress informing them that after having discussions with the partys governing board they have decided to part ways with Charlon Pompier.

Pompi Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
05 May 2022 07:30 PM

Pfp Propone La Alternativa Coho Antes De Ipko

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Antes de la Consulta Interparlamentaria del Reino (IPKO) de esta semana, los miembros del Parlamento (MP) del Partido para el Progreso (PFP) Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson han esbozado una alternativa al Organismo Caribeo para la Reforma y el Desarrollo (COHO) en una posicin de un documento enviado a los parlamentos de Sint Maarten, Aruba, Curaao y los Pases Bajos.

Aunque algunos parlamentarios de Sint Maarten han criticado el COHO y el borrador de la Ley de Consenso del Reino que lo acompaa, la PFP quera ir ms all de la mera crtica y, por lo tanto, se dispuso a crear una alternativa que pueda ser debatida por los parlamentos de los cuatro pases en el Reino de los Pases Bajos Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
04 May 2022 04:18 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Protocol having been established, I would like to simply say good afternoon, goede middag, bon tardi, to all of you here with us today and viewing online.

It is an honor for me to on behalf of the host country and Sint Maarten delegation at this IPKO to give you a presentation today on the State of Affairs of Sint Maarten.

I would like to pause here to mention MP William Marlin, a veteran politician and mentor to many of us in Parliament, myself included, who is not with us today due to a medical procedure abroad but sends his warmest regards to you all Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
03 May 2022 11:58 PM

Pfp Proposes A New Trust Fund As Coho Alternative In Position Paper

PFP MP Raeyhon Peterson.

 ~ Suggests 12.5 per cent cuts eliminated by year end ~

PHILIPSBURG--Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson have outlined an alternative to the Caribbean Body for Reform and Development COHO in a position paper sent to the Parliaments of St Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
29 Apr 2022 07:23 PM

Gumbs, Peterson: La Presidente Del Parlamento No Habla Por La Pfp

~ La carta al primer ministro es una clase magistral de falta de tacto ~

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten – Los miembros del parlamento (MP) del Partido para el Progreso (PFP) Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson se distanciaron a s mismos y a su faccin de las declaraciones hechas por la presidenta del parlamento Grisha Heyliger-Marten en una carta reciente a la Primera Ministra Silveria Jacobs.

Gumbs expres su frustracin por el uso indebido continuo del cargo de la presidenta del parlamento y agreg que las cartas enviadas por la presidenta del parlamento dan la impresin de que las palabras y los sentimientos son en nombre de todo el parlamento de Sint Maarten.

La presidenta del parlamento est tratando de protegerse actuando como si solo estuviera enviando la carta en su calidad de parlamentaria solitaria, coment Gumbs, sin embargo, al igual que cuando el expresidente del parlamento Brison cometi un error en su carta al Central Bank, este es nuevamente un ejemplo de no reconocer que, cuando usted es presidente del Parlamento, sus palabras reflejan y, a menudo, dan la impresin de ser representantes de todo el Parlamento.

Adems, en partes de la carta de Heyliger-Marten, la propia redaccin da la impresin de un Parlamento unificado detrs de su presidente Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
29 Apr 2022 04:08 AM

Gumbs, Peterson: President Of Parliament Does Not Speak For Pfp

~ Letter to Prime Minister is a masterclass in being tactless ~

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson on Wednesday, April 28, 2022, distanced themselves and their faction from the statements made by President of Parliament Grisha Heyliger-Marten in a recent letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs.

Gumbs expressed her frustration with the continued misuse of the position of the President of Parliament, adding that letters sent by the President of Parliament give the impression that the words and sentiments are on behalf of the entire Sint Maarten Parliament.
The President of Parliament is trying to shield herself by acting as if she is only sending the letter in her capacity as a lone MP, Gumbs commented, However, much like when former President of Parliament Brison blundered in his letter to the Central Bank, this is again an instance of not recognizing that, when you are the President of Parliament, your words reflect and often give the impression of being representative of the entire Parliament.

Moreover, in parts of Heyliger-Martens letter, the wording itself gives the impression of a unified Parliament standing behind its President Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
26 Apr 2022 07:54 AM

Pfp Wants Answers About Failed Dutch Quarter Sewage Project

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — A.Th. Illidge Road – the main road in Dutch Quarter – has been in a deplorable state for many years, and the infamous Dutch Quarter Sewage Project has not made the situation any better.

This is the reason why Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson sent a letter to Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert J Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
15 Apr 2022 10:47 AM

Pfp: GovtS Current Media Policy Sets Dangerous Dictator-Like Precedent Of Press Censorship

Faction Requests Committee General Affairs Meeting to Discuss

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson took aim at the recently published Media Accreditation Policy 2022, calling the policy as contradictory, inflammatory, and improperly thought-out Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
13 Apr 2022 11:48 PM

Pfp: Govt.S Media Policy Sets Dangerous Dictator-Like Precedent Of Press Censorship

From left: PFP MPs Raeyhon Peterson and Melissa Gumbs.

~ Requests meeting to discuss ~

PHILIPSBURG--Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
13 Apr 2022 11:23 PM

Reunin De Asuntos Generales Del Comit De Solicitudes De Facciones Para Discutir

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Los miembros del parlamento del Partido para el Progreso (PFP) Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson criticaron la Poltica de Acreditacin de Medios 2022 recientemente publicada, calificndola de contradictoria, incendiaria e incorrectamente pensada Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
25 Mar 2022 12:00 AM

Pfp Denounces Mp Rolando BrisonS Disregard For Advisory CouncilS Report

PHILIPSBURG--After reviewing an advice rendered on the proposed Tourist Health Levy drafted by Member of Parliament (MP) Rolando Brison, Party for Progress (PFP) MPs Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
24 Mar 2022 08:56 PM

Pfp: El Desprecio De Brison Por El Informe Del Consejo De Asesoramiento No Es Sorprendente Y La Participacin Del Parlamento De Curazao Irresponsable Y Engaosa

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Despus de revisar un consejo emitido sobre el impuesto de salud turstica propuesto y redactado por el miembro del parlamento (MP) Rolando Brison, los parlamentarios del Partido para el Progreso (PFP) Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson se han unido al Consejo de Asesoramiento para oponerse firmemente a la continuacin del procedimiento legislativo para la realizacin de la iniciativa de ordenanza nacional Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
21 Mar 2022 05:07 AM

Pfp, Pantophlet & Wescot-Williams Request Urgent Cc On Cybersecurity

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Party for Progress (PFP) Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson – along with MPs George Pantophlet of National Alliance (NA) and Sarah Wescot-Williams of United Democrats (UD) – have requested an urgent central committee meeting of Parliament, following last weeks cybersecurity attack at government-owned company N.V Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UPP
UD
PFP
Source: SMN-News
28 Feb 2022 05:11 PM

Sint Maarten Youth Parliament Hosts Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate And Open House.

PHILIPSBURG:--- Sint Maarten Youth Parliament and IslandGalTing will be hosting the first-ever Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate on Friday 25th March 2022 at 7 pm. The event will be virtual and live-streamed on Youtube. The Mid-Term Parliamentary Debate will feature five members of the Parliament of Sint Maarten, each representing a faction. Our participants are MP Ludmilla Duncan of the National Alliance Faction, MP Rolando Brison of the United People's Party Faction, MP Sarah Wescot-Williams of the United Democrats Faction, MP Melissa Gumbs of the Party for Progress Faction, and MP Chanel Brownbill of the United St Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
17 Feb 2022 06:48 AM

Gumbs Questions Teatt Minister About Incomplete Port Supervisory Board

PHILIPSBURG The supervisory board of the Sint Maarten Harbor Group of Companies has been incomplete for almost 18 months, operating with three members shy of the minimally required five, according to the companys statutes.

This concerning state of affairs prompted Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Melissa Gumbs on Tuesday to send written questions to Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication (TEATT) Roger Lawrence.

In September 2020, The Daily Herald newspaper advertised two vacancies for the supervisory board Read more


Candidates in this article:
UD
PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
07 Feb 2022 10:19 PM

El Pfp Renueva Llamados A Poner Fin A La Afiliacin Del Parlamento Al Parlatino

~Critica por decisin de enviar delegacin a Panam~
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Dada la reciente decisin del Parlamento de enviar una delegacin de ocho (8) diputados del Parlamento (MPs) a Panam para asistir a las sesiones del Parlamento Latinoamericano (Parlatino), Party for Progress (PFP) ha renovado su llamado para poner fin a la membresa de Sint Maarten con la institucin.

Para los parlamentarios de la PFP Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson, el Parlatino es un desperdicio extremo de los recursos limitados del pas Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
05 Feb 2022 10:13 AM

Closure Of Meeting Hampered Discussion Of Motion On Long-Lease Land, Says Pfp

~MPs to request public meeting~

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten —While creating a draft policy on long-lease land is commendable, Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure (VROMI) Egbert J. Doran did not comply with the motion submitted by the Party for Progress (PFP) and passed by Parliament in October 2021. The follow-up meeting to discuss the resolutions that the motion brought forward was abruptly closed before it could truly start.

This is why several MPs – including PFP’s Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson – have requested a public meeting of Parliament to discuss the motions resolutions, especially in light of last weeks verdict of the Court of First Instance, which ordered the VROMI Minister to cease from issuing long-lease rights in Vineyard Heights Read more


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PFP
Source: SXMIslandTime
04 Feb 2022 02:16 PM

El Cierre De La Reunin Obstaculiz La Discusin De La Mocin Sobre La Tierra De Arrendamiento A Largo Plazo, Dice Pfp

~MP para solicitar reunin pblica~
PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Si bien es encomiable la creacin de un proyecto de poltica sobre tierras de arrendamiento a largo plazo, el Ministro de Vivienda Pblica, Ordenacin del Territorio, Medio Ambiente e Infraestructura (VROMI) Egbert J. Doran no cumpli con la mocin presentada por el Partido para el Progreso (PFP) y pas por el Parlamento en octubre de 2021. La reunin de seguimiento para discutir las resoluciones que present la mocin se cerr abruptamente antes de que pudiera comenzar realmente.

Esta es la razn por la que varios diputados – incluyendo PFP Melissa Gumbs y Raeyhon Peterson – han solicitado una reunin pblica del Parlamento para discutir las resoluciones de la mocin, especialmente a la luz del veredicto de la Corte de Primera Instancia de la semana pasada, que orden al Ministro VROMI dejar de emitir derechos de arrendamiento a largo plazo en Vineyard Heights Read more


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PFP
Source: 721 News
31 Jan 2022 08:27 AM

Was The Meeting Held To Debate The Budget Illegal?

Member of Parliament George Pantophlet is asking the question as to why it is being said that passing the Budget without the approval of the Kingdom Council of Ministers is illegal. Pantophlet is not negating the fact that every Member of Parliament has to vote his/her conscience. “We all took an oath to do so. The meeting in which the Budget was discussed happened in accordance with article 34.2 of the rules of order which states: “As soon as the attendance list is signed by at least half plus one, the President opens the meeting Read more

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PFP
Source: SMN-News
30 Jan 2022 06:12 PM

PHILIPSBURG:--- Member of Parliament George Pantophlet is asking the question as to why it is being said that passing the Budget without the approval of the Kingdom Council of Ministers is illegal.

Pantophlet is not negating the fact that every Member of Parliament has to vote his/her conscience. "We all took an oath to do so. The meeting in which the Budget was discussed happened in accordance with article 34.2 of the rules of order which states: "As soon as the attendance list is signed by at least half plus one, the President opens the meeting Read more


Candidates in this article:
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
27 Jan 2022 10:04 AM

The Opposition Factions Emmanuel, Pfp And Ud Called A Press Conference Today

In a somewhat unprecedented move, 3 opposition factions have called a joint press conference for Thursday, January 27that 2 pm.

It has been stated that these factions are totally upset by the arrogance of the government of Sint Maarten and its supporting factions in parliament. This is a new level of disregard for the minority in parliament.

While the factions of Emmanuel, UD and PFP have voiced their discontent throughout the budgetary proceedings, their arguments fell on deaf ears and all kind of childish arguments continue to be thrown at the MPs who question this modus operandi of the coalition.

It is beyond comprehension that not only was there no consideration for the arguments brought forward by the opposition members, but the warnings against passing the budget at this juncture from the legal sector were also callously brushed aside.

The advice by the Council of Advice from December 2021 had the same observation Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: SMN-News
26 Jan 2022 06:07 PM

Ud Faction Leader Wescot Williams Clears The Air.

PHILIPSBURG:--- In a somewhat unprecedented move, 3 opposition factions have called a joint press conference for Thursday, January 27th at 2 pm. The factions are Emmanuel, PFP, and UD.
It has been stated that these factions are totally upset by the arrogance of the government of Sint Maarten and its supporting factions in parliament. This is a new level of disregard for the minority in parliament.
While the factions of Emmanuel, UD, and PFP have voiced their discontent throughout the budgetary proceedings, their arguments fell on deaf ears and all kinds of childish arguments continue to be thrown at the MPs who question this modus operandi of the coalition.
It is beyond comprehension that not only was there no consideration for the arguments brought forward by the opposition members, but the warnings against passing the budget at this juncture from the legal sector were also callously brushed aside.
The advice by the Council of Advice from December 2021 had the same observation Read more


Candidates in this article:
HOPE
PFP
Source: 721 News
25 Jan 2022 06:07 AM

Pfp: Passing Of 2022 Budget Marks A Low Point In Modern Sint Maarten History

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Despite having independent legal advice demonstrating that the countrys draft 2022 budget is in contravention of Sint Maartens Constitution, a majority of Members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday night still passed the draft legislation.

Party for Progress (PFP) MPs Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson were among the four (4) MPs who voted against the draft legislation.

The legal advice – which was discussed by MPs during Mondays public meeting of Parliament – was compiled and signed by former Secretary-General of Parliament Nancy Joubert, LL.M, on January 7, 2022 Read more


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