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PARTY FOR PROGRESS [PFP] In The News

UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
30 Mar 2021 10:29 AM

Ud, Pfp Request Urgent Meeting On Dutch Relations

PHILIPSBURG--The United Democrats (UD) and Party For Progress (PFP) have requested that an urgent meeting of Parliament be called to discuss the relations between the Netherlands and St. Maarten.

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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

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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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NA
USP
UPP
PFP
Source: SMN-News
26 Mar 2021 08:00 PM

Exclusive: Divide And Conquer, The Modus Operandi Of The Dutch Government.

~ New coalition soon to be formed, Sources ~

PHILIPSBURG: --- The Dutch Government has once again managed to blackmail the Government and people of St. Maarten when they decided on Friday to freeze the financial support that was promised to the country during the coronavirus pandemic. Basically, with this move, the Dutch Government through the Kingdom Council of Ministers managed to split the governing coalition in the parliament of St. Maarten since the United Peoples Party members are the ones behind the petition sent to the United Nations Read more


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PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
17 Mar 2021 12:22 AM

Peterson: St. Maarten Constitution Being Trampled On By Parliament Chairpersons

PHILIPSBURG--A complete disregard for the St. Maarten Constitution is being displayed by the Chairpersons of Parliament, said Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament (MP) Raeyhon Peterson on Tuesday.

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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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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


Candidates in this article:
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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NA
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


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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


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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


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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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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


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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


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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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