Press Releases

2017-09-14 Information / Administration
INFORMATION FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLECTIVITY OF SAINT-MARTIN

1 / PRESIDENT'S PROHIBITION OF MOVEMENT AND ROAD TRAFFIC



The President of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin will be in charge of the project. to allow cleaning trucks and vehicles to finish removing bulky items on the Sandy Ground area.
A second decree of road-closing will be taken for the St-James area from the Bellevue roundabout to the "Glove Finger" on Saturday September 12th. .
A third ban will be taken for the Low-area area in Marigot-St. James on Monday September 20th.
PEOPLE ARE ASKED TO TRAVEL ON ROADS ONLY FOR EMERGENCY AND TO LEAVE THE ROAD SYSTEM ACCESSIBLE FOR CLEANING.
2 / VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE TO GUADELOUPE AND MARTINIQUE

Several ways to leave the territory:

- Martinique from Princess Juliana airport for those who want to return to Europe via Martinique. A checkpoint is in place at the border of Cupecoy to let European passport holders to access the airport.
- From Grand Case Airport: Planes are also flying to Guadeloupe and Martinique. To take one of these planes, you have to go directly to Grand Case Airport (facing form Simply Market).
- Also, to 450-seat boat will connect Saint-Martin-Port de Galisbay to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe,
The ship will leave Saint-Martin Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 8 am, from the dam of the marina Fort Louis. 6 am.

To be able to leave on this boat, it is imperative to register prior to the date of departure. Everyday a reception from 8: 30 am to noon at the Robert Weinum school campus in La Savane (School City) and another at the Collectivity Front Desk in Marigot from 8: 30 am to noon. It is possible to carry luggage and animals.
If the demand is strong, other boat trips to Guadeloupe will be organized on the same principle.
3 / OPENING OF 5 PUBLIC INFORMATION POINTS:
- Sandy Ground MJC
- Concordia - Media library
- Robert Weinum School Complex
- Primary School St Maximin Orleans area
- Collectivité Admistrative building
These points inform the public about the various support schemes in place.



4 / DISTRIBUTION OF WATER AND FOOD PRODUCTS
Several distribution points are now organized throughout the island. Three fixed points:
- In front of the gendarmerie of French Quarter from 9 am.
- In the parking lot of Hope Estate from 9 am
- In the parking lot of the ferry terminal in Marigot, from 9 am.
Distribution points are also organized in the neighborhoods with water and food distribution.

5 / EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION ON THE TERRITORY
People who need emergency housing in St. Maarten must register at the information offices mentioned above. The Social Department will take over the registrations before the end of the week.

6 / COLLECTVITE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE PORT OF GALISBAY
The port of Galisbay. Territorial Councilor Marie-Dominique RAMPHORT (RAMFOR).
The President of the Community Mr. Daniel GIBBS warmly thanks you for your contribution.

7 / DISCLOSURE OF INSURANCE CLAIMS:
The deadline for notification of your insurances is 30 2017. This process must be done with your own insurer. 0800 85 15 15 and 0800 00 58.
An internet address has also been created: allianz-assistance.re

INTERNET HOT SPOT
Two Internet Hot Spots are free open:
Marigot - Republic Road - In front of Dauphin Telecom shop
Hope Estate commercial area, on the side of Cul de Sac Roundabout
PLEASE MAKE A MASSIVE FORWARD OF THIS MESSAGE


2017-09-14 Information / Administration
Information of the President of the Community of Saint-Martin ?? Daniel Gibbs

Information of the President of the Community of Saint Martin - Daniel Gibbs
Wednesday 13 September 2017 -


President's prohibition of movement:
The President of the community of Saint-Martin informs you that the road from Sandy Ground, from the bridge to the MJC, will be closed to traffic on Thursday 14 September 2017 and Friday 15 September 2017, from 9h to 16h, to allow cleaners to finish removing bulky items on the Sandy Ground area.
A second stoppage will be taken for the St James area, from Bellevue roundabout to glove finger, on Saturday 16 September 2017 and on Sunday 17 September 2017, from 9h to 16h, to facilitate cleaning in this area of ​​downtown.
A third traffic stop will be taken for the Low-Town area in Marigot-St James on Monday 18 September 2017 and Tuesday 19 September 2017, from 9h to 16h, to facilitate cleaning in this area of ​​the city center.
People are asked to travel on roads only in an emergency and to leave the road system accessible for cleaning.

Voluntary departure to Guadeloupe and Martinique
Several ways exist to leave the territory:
Military aircraft make free spins to Martinique from Princess Juliana airport for those wishing to return to Europe via Martinique. A checkpoint is in place at the border of Cupecoy to let the French nationals access the airport.
From the airport of Grand Case: planes also depart on Guadeloupe and Martinique. To get into one of these planes, you have to go directly to Grand Case Airport.
A boat of 450 places will make the link Saint-Martin-Port of Galisbay / Port of Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe, it will leave from Saint-Martin Thursday 14 September 2017 to 8h, from the dyke of the marina Fort Louis. You must be present on site at 6h.
To be able to leave on this boat, it is imperative to register. A reception point is open, from 8h30 to 12h, to the Robert Weinum school campus of La Savane and another to the community reception in Marigot from 8h30 to 12h. It is possible to carry luggage and animals.
If the demand is strong, other boat trips to Guadeloupe will be organized on the same principle.

Opening of 5 information points to the public
Sandy Ground MJC
Concordia - Media library
Cité scolaire Robert Weinum
Ecole St Maximin Orléans area
Home
These points inform the public about the various support schemes in place.

Distribution of water and foodstuffs
Several distribution points are now organized throughout the island. Three fixed points:
In front of the gendarmerie of Quartier d'Orléans from 9h00.
In the Hope Estate car park from 9h00
In the parking lot of the ferry terminal in Marigot, from 9h00.
Distribution points are also organized in the neighborhoods, with water and food distribution.

Emergency accommodation on the territory
Persons wishing to return to emergency accommodation in the territory of Saint-Martin may make their needs known at the information points mentioned above. The Solidarity and Families division will take over as soon as the building is operational (before the end of the week).

Need volunteers at the port of Galisbay
The port of Galisbay needs volunteers to depot containers and load trucks with food and water supplies. Those who wish to contribute to the scheme can go directly to the port and ask the coordinator of the distribution, Regional Councilor Marie-Dominique Ramphort.
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your contribution.

Disclosure of insurance claims
The deadline for claiming insurance has been set at 30 October 2017. This must be done with your own insurer. For those insured by Allianz, there are two emergency numbers available: 0800 85 15 15 / 0800 00 58 52. An internet address has also been created: allianz-assistance.re.
Opening Two Hot Spot Free Internet Access
Marigot: in front of the store of Dauphin Telecom
Hope Estate: round-about side Cul de Sac
Please distribute these messages to all your contacts

2017-09-04 Major Hazards
Monitoring Bulletin No. 3 for the Northern Islands

Here is the latest weather forecasts for Météo France.

The islands of the North are now placed in vigilance ORANGE.

Let us remain attentive to the evolution of IRMA.



2017-09-04 Major Hazards
Monitoring Bulletin No. 4 for the Northern Islands

2017-09-03 Major Hazards
Press release for professionals

To hoteliers, condominium trustees

The Community of Saint Martin calls for your professionalism and asks you to undertake the work of pruning and cutting of plants in anticipation of a cyclonic phenomenon. It is the responsibility of the professionals to take all necessary measures with their service providers to evacuate green waste, bulky waste and any waste that may be dangerous in case of strong winds towards the eco-site of Grandes Cayes.
Green waste, rubble, bulky items and other rubbish deposited near garbage or roadside shelters could pose a danger to the population.
Citizenship and the sense of responsibility of all persons involved in the implementation of this clean-up are being used.
To the professionals of the BTP, it is requested in anticipation to secure all your sites (crane, containers, miscellaneous equipment).

Ecosite Schedule: Monday to Friday: 06h00-16h00 / Saturday: 06h00-12h00.
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

Communicated to garages and mechanics managers
At the beginning of the hurricane season, hygiene and safety measures are required. The President and her Rescue Organization Committee reminded garage workers, mechanics and sheet metal workers that the removal of metal scraps that could be dangerously fatal in the event of strong winds in their vicinity is an essential step.
These preventive measures must be taken at the earliest stages of vigilance in the event of the passage of a cyclonic phenomenon.
Citizenship and the sense of responsibility of all persons involved in the implementation of this clean-up are being used.
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

Communicated to Service Station Managers
It is brought to the attention of owners and managers of service stations that at the RED vigilance phase, it is their responsibility to proceed with the closure of their establishment and the decommissioning of any automatic fuel dispenser.
In addition, for security reasons, the sale of gasoline in jerricane must be limited and not exceed 10 liters.
Public security and the organization of the Territorial Safeguard Plan are a matter of cooperation and goodwill. The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

Press release for real estate agencies

La Community of Saint-Martin makes use of your professionalism and asks you to kindly help it to respect the cleanliness of the island. Please ensure that the condominiums you insure the trustee evacuate waste from their activities to the eco-site of Grandes -Cayes Cul de Sac.
In no case shall the Community intervene within the subdivisions for the collection of this type of waste.
In case of major damage caused by bad weather, resulting in very large quantities of green or other waste, please send to our services, as soon as possible, a plan defining a perimeter of depot near the public domain for waste that could be removed by the Community.
Ecosite Schedule: Monday to Friday: 06h00-16h00 / Saturday: 06h00-12h00.
Departure times: Monday to Saturday from 10h to 18h. (Free sites for individuals).

The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

2017-09-03 Major Hazards
Cyclonic instructions and list of cyclonic shelters

2017-09-03 Major Hazards
Monitoring Bulletin No. 2 for the Northern Islands

2017-08-31 Major Hazards
Cyclone season: Let's stay ready!

The cyclone season officially started the 1er June and will end the 30 November 2017. A reminder of the instructions of preparation and the conduct to be taken for our security, will never be useless.

If you have not already done so and in anticipation of a possible cyclonic phenomenon, consider checking your material and food reserves, preparing and protecting your home, removing or securing any object that can turn into a projectile , pruning, cutting and evacuating plants, cumbersome and other waste to the Galisbay waste disposal center or the ecosite of Grandes Cayes to Cul de Sac.

More information on the site http://www.com-saint-martin.fr in its section on major risks

IRMA: Stay alert!

Hurricane IRMA could impact the northern half of the Caribbean arc by mid-week, but it is still a long way off and by more than five days the uncertainty remains high!
At this stage, the watchword is to stay tuned to the instructions issued by the competent authorities and forecasters and not to panic!

2017-08-31 Major Hazards
Communicated to Ship Owners or Guardians

Upon the announcement of an ORANGE vigilance for a weather event confirmed by the competent authorities, the owners or guardians of ships, who do not have the possibility to secure the ships or other property located on the maritime public domain, to leave the area to such ships or other property.
At the announcement of a vigilance VIOLETTE, thus announcing the strict confinement, any movement will be strictly forbidden.
A decree was taken in this sense the 26 May 2017 and is displayed in particular in the marinas, the Maritime Station and the Port of Galisbay.

The lagoon of Simpson Bay is not considered a shelter and the past phenomena have amply demonstrated it.

At the announcement of an ORANGE vigilance, the lifting of the Sandy Ground Bridge will continue to be ensured subject to weather conditions and police orders.
The bridge will remain closed as soon as a RED vigilance is announced.
Independently of any alert or vigilance, once the winds have reached 25 knots (46 km / h), the bridge will remain closed.
In all cases when an alert is triggered, vessels shall maintain a permanent listening of the 16 VHF channel as well as weather information.

Owners or guardians of ships shall be solely liable for damage to their property or damage to their property on the development of the port area and any other public or private development on the coast.

The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

2017-08-24 Land Use Planning
Works on the Rue de Hollande

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