The 06 SEPTEMBER 2017, the island of St. Martin was devastated by Hurricane Irma. In a few months, the Territorial Collective undertook major clearing and cleaning of public spaces, in order to restore the territory and prepare for reconstruction.

Today, Saint-Martin has found a welcoming face. Many guest rooms are available, our restaurants and shops are gradually opening their doors and our beaches are again open to swimming. The reconstruction of hotels and tourist sites is underway.

The Community has launched the burial works of the electrical and digital networks, and works on the rehabilitation of public lighting throughout the country. The reconstruction of public buildings will begin once the annual budget and the Multiannual Plan of Investments and Remediation (PPIR) recorded by the Territorial Council, end March 2018. Saint-Martin advance, Saint-Martin progresses!

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IRMA : The latest information from the community

2018-07-18 Reconstruction: a CAUE architect available to the public

La collectivité de Saint-Martin vous informe qu’un architecte conseil du Conseil d’Architecture d’Urbanisme et d’Environnement (CAUE) sera à Saint-Martin pour conseiller les personnes qui ont besoin d’information pour leur projet de reconstruction ou de construction tous les derniers vendredis du mois.

La permanence sera ouverte vendredi 27 juillet 2018, de 9 heures à 12 heures, dans les locaux de la nouvelle cité administrative de la collectivité (service de l’Aménagement du territoire et de l’Urbanisme), rue Fayel à Concordia. La prochaine permanence aura lieu le 31 août 2018.

Cet architecte conseil est présent à Saint-Martin tous les derniers vendredis du mois. Ses conseils sont gratuits, n’hésitez pas à venir chercher les informations dont vous avez besoin.

2018-07-05 The end of the school year has come, work can begin!

Who remembers the state of schools after Irma's passage? Who can still think today that these establishments are in the same state as there are 10 months?

President Daniel Gibbs recalls that the 17 institutions that can accommodate students in the aftermath of Irma have all been repaired urgently so that the back to school can take place on 06 November 2017, 2 months after the hurricane. Emergency work for 2 millions of euros all the same, which will now leave room for major work during the summer, for an amount of 9,5 million.

For clarification, there is no need for an "over-the-counter" procedure to launch these repair projects (this procedure was also granted by the State for emergency work, until 31 December 2017), in accordance with to the legislation in force, the community has called for tenders to carry out all the work of the schools. These markets are ready, for obvious questions of student safety, it was just waiting for the end of the school year to start the sites.

It should be remembered that 95% of the buildings of the Community were damaged. Of these, the 20 schools on the island were all heavily impacted and 3 of them were destroyed: Nina Duverly Elementary School, Marigot, Emile Larmonie Elementary School and Soualiga College, at Cul de Sac. In fact, the past school year has been complicated and disrupted for all.

As a reminder, the only elementary schools that have completed the 2017-2018 school year with the implementation of rotating schedules are those of Sandy Ground: Jérôme Beaupère nursery school and Aline Hanson Elementary School. The community has been able to find solutions for other institutions. Note that the management of the school complex has finally agreed to the installation of 4 prefabricated rooms that will be set up this summer to not interfere with the school community. The Fondation de France will deliver 4 additional prefabricated rooms for September.

It is also important to note that the community did not receive "astronomical sums" for the reconstruction of its schools. On the contrary! The envelope of 33M € evaluated with the State and the DI-R for the reconstruction of the Saint-Martin school park was finally reduced to 15M €, during the Interministerial Meeting of March 2018. Recall that with this sum, the community is supposed to repair 17 schools and rebuild a college and two schools, while a single college 900 costs on average 20M € and a school on average 4M €.

The President of the Community and its Vice President in charge of Education Annick Pétrus have made it a priority to make every effort to ensure that the next September 2018 comes under optimal conditions.

This is a strong commitment communicated several times by the President and his Vice President, for which 9.5M € were released in the budget of the Collectivité. The objective is to proceed in July and August to the repairs and reconstructions that are required in the 17 schools still standing. The works will consist of the renovation of roofs, joinery, electricity, painting, fences. The community will be communicating soon about the work done in each school.

In terms of sports equipment, a rehabilitation program was launched under the aegis of the 1ère Vice President, Valérie Damaseau. The community has focused on the refurbishment of the sports hall at the Jean-Louis Vanterpool stadium, which will be ready for September, and which will be able to host school sports (basketball - volleyball - badminton - handball and footsal). The football stadium will be ready with a restoration of the ground and the restoration of the roof of the stands. The sports plateaus of the island will be delivered between September and November 2018. Following the mandatory building control and asbestos diagnosis phase, the Galisbay Omnisports Hall will have to be demolished. A first phase will be to demolish the roof in July.

President Daniel Gibbs and all the territorial council elected members warmly thank all the students and their families, but also the educational community for the understanding and patience they showed during this troubled school year. The President and his Vice President make every effort during the two months of vacation for the completion of these projects and a return to classes under the best auspices, Monday 03 September.

2017-12-19 Protocol between the State and the Community of Saint Martin

2017-12-13 Congratulations on an outstanding interview with President Daniel Gibbs

Dear Editor

Congratulations on an outstanding interview with President of the Community Daniel Gibbs. He has had many tirelessly since Irma struck, and his skills and leadership have been much appreciated.
What do you know, and what does it mean? President Gibbs was doing a few hours before Irma struck. My wife and I were at the shelter in the Savannah and were helped by the President of the United States. to the Savannah shelter.
While they were more or less hurricane preparations, they were a few days before the beginning of the term.

John Berglund

2017-12-06 A partnership between Air Caraïbes and the COM de Saint-Martin: Christmas festivities

Attached is the communication from the company Air Caraïbes, partner of the community and the Tourist Office of Saint-Martin for the organization of the great Christmas party on the Marigot Seafront on December 20.

2017-12-05 Air France resumes direct flights to Saint Martin

Air France resumes its program of direct flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint-Martin Juliana (SXM).

Two special flights proposed for the Christmas holidays will connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle directly to Saint-Martin Juliana the 23 December 2017 and 6 January 2018.

From January 13 26 2018 MarchAt the end of the 2017-18 winter season, Air France will directly connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Saint-Martin Juliana once a week in Airbus A340 with 275 seat capacity (30 seats in Business, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 224 seats in Economy).

March 27 13 in June 2018, beginning of the 2018 summer season, Saint-Martin Juliana will be served by Air France direct flight from Paris-Charles de Gaulle once a week in Airbus A330-200 with 208 seating capacity (40 seats in Business cabin, 21 seats in Premium Economy cabin and 147 seats in Economy cabin).

From June to 14 27 2018 OctoberAt the end of the 2018 summer season, two weekly flights will connect the two cities with Airbus A330-200, with 208 seats (40 seats in the Business cabin, 21 seats in the Premium Economy cabin and 147 seats in the Economy cabin).

Since the passage of Hurricane Irma, the Air France-KLM group has constantly upgraded its service to Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy according to changes in demand and operational constraints for the operation of its flights.

Schedule of flights made (in local time):
Exceptional flights the 23 / 24 December 2017 and 6 / 7 January 2018 in Airbus A340:
AF4140: Departure from Paris Charles de Gaulle to 10h30, arrival at St. Martin Juliana at 14h50
Flight performed on 23 December 2017 and 6 January 2018
AF4141 : departure from Saint-Martin Juliana to 16h50, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6h10
Flight performed on 24 December 2017 and 7 January 2018

From 13 January to 26 March 2018 (late winter season 2017-18) - a weekly flight in Airbus A340:
AF498: Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to 10h30, arrival at Saint-Martin Juliana at 14h50
AF525: Departure from Saint-Martin Juliana to 18h55, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 08h15
Flight performed on Saturdays

From 27 March to 13 June 2018 (early summer season 2018) - a weekly flight in Airbus A330:
AF202: Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to 10h40, arrival at Saint-Martin Juliana at 13h45
Flight performed on Tuesdays from 27 March to 13 June 2018 (except from 2 to 16 May 2018, performed on Wednesdays)
AF209: Departure from Saint-Martin Juliana to 15h45, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 06h05
Flight done on Wednesdays from 27 March to 13 June 2018 (except from 3 to 17 May 2018, performed Thursdays)

From 14 June to 27 October 2018 (late summer season 2018) - two weekly flights in Airbus A330:
AF498: Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to 10h40, arrival at Saint-Martin Juliana at 13h45
AF499: Departure from Saint-Martin Juliana to 15h45, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 06h05

Flight on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Air France will also continue its daily service from Saint-Martin Grand Case (SFG) from Paris-Orly (ORY), via Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP), in partnership with Air Antilles, which operates flights between Pointe-à-Pitre. and Grand Case.

In addition, KLM will also serve Saint-Martin Juliana twice a week from / to Amsterdam-Schiphol in Airbus A330 with 268 seating capacity (18 seats in Business cabin and 250 in Economy cabin).

In addition, Saint-Barthélemy (SBH) will be served in partnership with the airline Winair in correspondence of all Air France and KLM flights from / to Saint-Martin Juliana and daily via Pointe-à-Pitre in partnership with the company Air Antilles.

2017-11-20 Animal Pound Activated Between 27 November and 12 December 2017

The Community of Saint-Martin informs the population that the next catch of stray dogs on the public road by the territorial pound will take place from Monday November 27 to Tuesday 12 December 2017.
Pet owners are advised to keep them attached and to monitor them even after the capture phase. For further information, please contact the Department of Environment and Living Environment at 0590 52 27 30.
Territorial decree 033-2014
According to the territorial decree n ° 033-2014 regulating the conditions of detention of the pets and their circulation on the public road, it is forbidden to let the animals roam on the territory of the Collectivité. To avoid any accident, dogs must be leashed and dogs called dangerous must be muzzled.
In the interest of all, the Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

2017-11-20 Monday 20 November, World Day of the Rights of the Child!

The community of Saint-Martin organizes every year in November a week dedicated to children, in partnership with Sint Maarten as part of the World Day of the Rights of the Child. This year, while the hurricane IRMA prevented this annual meeting, the Solidarity and Families Pole, direction Childhood and Families - wished to mark this event with a press release recalling the rights of the child.

Defending the rights of the child is an everyday mission for administrative services and more broadly for everyone. That is why in 1996, the French Parliament decided to make 20 November the "World Day of Defense and Promotion of the Rights of the Child" (96 law 296 / 9 April 1996).

This day dedicated to children is a special moment whose aim is to raise awareness of the respect of children's rights and the many injustices that still persist. This day also highlights the international convention on the rights of the child adopted by the United Nations, 20 November 1989. It is composed of 54 articles and has been ratified by 191 countries on 193 (only the United States and Somalia have refused to engage).

Thus, the convention recalls that the child is a fragile being that must be protected. The child has rights like being protected, educated, cared for, no matter where in the world he was born. He must be able to live a child's life with all that entails rights and duties.

Some eloquent figures:
• One million poor children in the world
• 19.000 abused children
• 76.000 are at risk in a degraded family context and which threatens their educational and / or material development
• Some 240.000 children placed or supported
• 150 000 girls and boys leave the school system every year without any perspective
• 15% of children who come to college do not understand what they read ...
The Solidarity and Families Unit - Children and Families Department - of the Saint-Martin community acts daily for children in difficulty thanks to its support missions.
Maternal Infant Protection (PMI) is another free public service in the community open to pregnant women and mothers. The PMI carries out its missions within the Houses of Solidarity and Families of the community of Saint-Martin (dispensaries). His goal: to accompany you as best as possible before and after the birth of baby.

The Solidarity and Family Houses:
-Concordia: 10, Mount Carmel Street: 0590 87 93 22
-Sandy Ground: 104, Sandy Ground Road: 0590 87 07 52.
-Quartier of Orleans: 11, Coralita Street: 0590 87 37 21.
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, from 8 hours to 16 hours, and Wednesday and Friday from 8 hours to 13 hours 30.

2017-11-07 The moving certificate

The community of Saint-Martin informs those wishing to relocate from Saint-Martin, that they must imperatively apply for a Certificate of Change of Principal Residence. This formality must be carried out at the police station Territoriale, hotel of the Collectivité, in Marigot, at least 8 days before the moving date.
For further information: Territorial Police: 0590 87 88 33.

2017-10-31 Calendar of Events to Celebrate Caribbean Tourism Month

Following the press conference of the First VP / President of the Tourist Office, Mrs. Valérie Damaseau, yesterday morning in community, here is the calendar of events that will take place in the territory, in November, to celebrate the month of Caribbean tourism.

The population is invited to participate in these events.

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