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Interreg Caribbean Program V: President Gibbs defends the interests of Saint Martin in the Caribbean area

President Daniel Gibbs participated, the 30 and 31 last May, to the monitoring committee and then to the selection committee of the European Interreg Caribbean Program V - 2014-2022, in Guadeloupe. For its first participation in the implementation of the Caribbean cross-border cooperation programs, the President of the Saint-Martin community has been able to give voice to defend the interests of its territory while integrating it in a Caribbean globality.

Approved by the European Commission since 1 December 2015, the Caribbean Cooperation Program is slowly taking shape, with the focus on the territories concerned responding to the challenges of the Caribbean area through win-win project financing. The Interreg program is unique and comprises two cooperation areas: A cross-border component for local cooperation between Guadeloupe, Martinique and the OECS countries, as well as a wider transnational component for cooperation between Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique and Saint-Martin with all the countries and territories included in the program.
Among the major challenges of the 2014-2020 program, Partner Countries must in particular strengthen the competitiveness of enterprises by implementing joint projects, increase the capacity to respond to natural risks by improving knowledge and implementing systems Improve the management of vulnerable or protected areas by jointly developing sustainable tourism; And addressing common health issues across the Caribbean.

For President Gibbs, who was keen to make this first Interreg trip to exchange with his Caribbean counterparts, there was talk of supporting the interests of Saint Martin, while taking a more global Caribbean approach. President Gibbs personally defended the projects carried out by his territory: The Caribix project of the local telephony company Dauphin Telecom; The Cari'Mam project of the Sanctuary AGOA, and the meteorological radar project with Sint Maarten, carried out by the community of Saint-Martin.
The President also supported a project to characterize the potential of the geothermal resource carried out by the Teranov Corporation. This innovative project could be examined at the next Selection Committee in Cayenne, Guyana, during the month of September 2017, which could then see the light of day in Saint-Martin.
"This project is interesting for our zone of influence which has itself revealed its interest in the realization of an energy cooperation program", said President Gibbs, who counts on the transversality of the Caribbean territories to develop our zone Influence and create opportunities for long-term economic development. The President declared himself satisfied "with the unanimity of the votes of the partner territories on all the projects selected and eligible".

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