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Source: The Daily Herald
12 Feb 2024 09:50 AM

Unanimous Vote For Sarah As Chairperson Of Parliament

From left: First Vice Chairperson of Parliament Christophe Emmanuel, Chairperson of Parliament Sarah Wescot-Williams and second Vice Chair of Parliament Melissa Gumbs.

~ Emmanuel First Vice Chair, Gumbs Second Vice Chair ~

PHILIPSBURG--Democratic Party (DP) leader Member of Parliament (MP) Sarah Wescot-Williams made history on Saturday when she became the first person to be unanimously elected to serve as Chairperson of the Parliament of St 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
UPP
ND
UD
Source: SMN-News
28 Dec 2023 11:30 AM

~Legislative Package co-signed.~

PHILIPSBURG:---  In a momentous event, guests and online audiences gathered to witness the Minister of Justice co-sign the Justice legislative package. The official signing of the National Decrees was hosted at the Government Administration Building on Wednesday, December 27, 2023. The signing of the National Decree containing General Measures for the Legal Position of officers with police tasks and the new police salary scales, along with the National Decree to enact the legal position and also enact the approved Function Book.

The journey to this significant milestone began in September 2020, when the Minister embarked on the journey of completing the legislative package Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
ND
UD
Source: The Daily Herald
27 Dec 2023 11:57 PM

Minister Of Justice Co-Signs Justice Legislative Package On Wednesday

Minister of Justice Anna Richardson signing the justice legislative package during Wednesday's ceremony.

 

PHILIPSBURG--Minister of Justice Anna Richardson co-signed the justice legislative package at the Government Administration Building on Wednesday, December 27.

The official signing of the national decrees solidified the legal position of officers and established essential structures for human resources management in the Ministry of Justice.

The signing encompassed the national decree containing general measures for the legal position of officers with police tasks, the new police salary scales and the national decree to enact the legal position and approved function book.

In her address, Richardson acknowledged the challenges faced on the journey to this point and expressed her pleasure in bringing it to a successful conclusion 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:
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
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:
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
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:
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:
NA
SPA
ND
PFP
Source: 721 News
20 Jun 2023 05:44 AM

Mp Gumbs Questions Status Of Sxm Meteorological Office

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs of the Party for Progress faction submitted questions to Minister of TEATT Leo Lambriex on Monday, regarding the state of the St Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
SPA
HOPE
ND
UD
PFP
Source: 721 News
25 May 2023 10:04 AM

Gumbs Questions Pm Jacobs About Gebe, Climate Change Mou

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Party for Progress member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs submitted a letter to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Monday, requesting an update on the status of NV GEBE Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
USP
UD
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
21 Apr 2023 10:32 AM

No Meeting To Approve Ipko Delegation Due To No Quorum

MP Ludmila de Wever, standing, about to sign in for the meeting, which could not be held due to no quorum, on Thursday morning.

 PHILIPSBURG--Thursdays scheduled meeting of Parliament to approve the composition of the delegation to participate in the Inter-Parliamentary Kingdom Consultations IPKO and Tripartite, did not take place due to a lack of quorum.

IPKO Is scheduled to be held in The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 5.

Chairperson of Parliament Sidharth Cookie Bijlani opened a gathering of Parliament, and told MPs present that the meeting was not able to start as there had been no quorum Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
01 Apr 2023 09:37 AM

Pfp Faction Suspects Procurement Fraud In Awarding Of District Cleaning Contracts

PHILIPSBURGThe Party for Progress (PFP) faction in Parliament is requesting information from Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI Egbert Doran regarding the 2022-2025 District Cleaning Tendering and Awarding Process. PFP believes there is reason to suspect fraud being committed.

A March 31, 2023, letter to the minister, signed by Members of Parliament (MPs) Melissa Gumbs and Raeyhon Peterson said there are valid concerns of fraud and/or corruption related to this tendering process, similar to the concerns expressed in the Ombudsmans 2022 Systemic Investigation Report into the garbage collection tendering process Read more


Candidates in this article:
NA
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
09 Mar 2023 11:56 PM

Mps Want The Diamond Estate Ruins Rebuilt At Offenders Expense, Rubble On Monument List

MPs preparing to vote on the motion during Thursdays meeting.

~ Pass motion to this effect ~

PHILIPSBURG--Taking legal action against the persons who demolished the Diamond Estate ruins, rebuilding the historical site at the offenders expense and having government expedite efforts for the area and the remaining rubble to be placed on the protected monument list were among the actions Members of Parliament (MPs) want to see executed in a motion passed on Thursday.

  The motion, which was tabled by United Peoples (UP) party MP Rolando Brison, was passed by 10 MPs voting in favour and none against Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
07 Mar 2023 06:24 PM

Mp De Weever Finds New Political Home With Pfp

From left: PFP MP Raeyhon Peterson, independent MP Ludmila de Weever and PFP MP Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: 721 News
02 Mar 2023 01:40 PM

Pfp Submits Draft Lb-Ham To Prime Minister

MP Peterson: Parliament changing Election Ordinance would be rats minding the cheese

PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten Via a letter penned by Member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs, the Party for Progress faction in Parliament submitted a draft LB-HAM (national decree containing general measures) to Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs on Thursday, 23 February 2023, prior to leaving for the IPKO session Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: 721 News
27 Jan 2023 04:05 PM

Duncan, Gumbs And Heyliger-Marten Call For Urgent Public Meeting On Heritage Preservation

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten — On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Independent Members of Parliament S. Ludmila Duncan and Grisha Heyliger-Marten, as well as Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs submitted a request for an urgent public meeting on the matter of heritage protection.

Following the recent demolition of the ruins at Diamond Estate in Cole Bay and the outrage by persons in community, the Members have moved quickly to request a public meeting to discuss the incident but more importantly the regulations that would prevent such from occurring again in the future.

The Minister of ECYS and the Minister of VROMI have been requested to come to Parliament to debate the current legislation and policies regarding the preservation and management of heritage as well as to provide updates on the current work of the Monument Council and the long-awaited Monument Fund.

What is extremely disappointing is that this year marks the 160th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Emancipation Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: The Daily Herald
25 Jan 2023 11:58 PM

Duncan, Gumbs, Grisha Seek Urgent Meeting On Heritage Preservation

PHILIPSBURG--Independent Members of Parliament (MPs) Solange Ludmila Duncan and Grisha Heyliger-Marten, as well as Party for Progress (PFP) MP Read more


Candidates in this article:
PFP
Source: SMN-News
25 Jan 2023 07:40 PM

Duncan, Gumbs And Heyliger-Marten Call For Urgent Public Meeting On Heritage Preservation.

PHILIPSBURG:--- On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Independent Members of Parliament S. Ludmila Duncan and Grisha Heyliger-Marten, as well as Party for Progress (PFP) Member of Parliament Melissa Gumbs submitted a request for an urgent public meeting on the matter of heritage protection.

Following the recent demolition of the ruins at Diamond Estate in Cole Bay and the outrage by persons in the community, the Members have moved quickly to request a public meeting to discuss the incident but more importantly the regulations that would prevent such from occurring again in the future.

The Minister of ECYS and the Minister of VROMI have been requested to come to Parliament to debate the current legislation and policies regarding the preservation and management of heritage as well as to provide updates on the current work of the Monument Council and the long-awaited Monument Fund.

What is extremely disappointing is that this year marks the 160th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Emancipation Read more


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