Press Releases

2016-09-05 Transport
Recall parking area blue

The community of Saint-Martin reminds users that parking in downtown Marigot is governed by a blue zone, from Monday to Saturday from 8h to 18h. The purpose of the Blue Zone is to facilitate the rotation of vehicles and the sharing of parking spaces in the city center. The blue zone concerns the whole perimeter of the city center of Marigot and extends to the outsides of the city, on both sides of the Boulevard de France.

Panel P: The blue zone is indicated by a blue marking on the ground and by the installation of signs at the entrances and exits of the zone.

Handicapped or Reserved Places: Private parking spaces and reserved parking spaces (handicapped spaces, delivery areas, and places reserved for lenders) are not subject to the limited time parking of the blue zone.

Parking disks in the blue zone (1h30 permitted) are made available to the public at the Hôtel de la Collectivité in Marigot or at the territorial police station in Marigot and Grand Case.
The absence of a parking disk in the blue zone constitutes an offense punishable by a flat fine of 17 € and the removal of the vehicle by the prohibited parking pound. The territorial police are responsible for enforcing the current decree (No. 1034-2016).

Park on the outskirts of the Blue Zone

The car parks of Bellevue, Morne Rond (between Marigot and Sandy Ground) and Galisbay on the waterfront can be used by motorists to park their vehicle outside the blue zone. The Galisbay car park is served by a free shuttle bus between 7h and 19h, Monday to Friday.

The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your active participation in the success of this parking regulation system.

RESPECT FOR THE BLUE AREA IS A CIVIC AND CITIZEN GESTURE.

2016-08-31 Environment and Living Environment
Commissioning of Animal Pound, 12 to 27 September 2016

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 12 to Tuesday 27 September 2016

All pet owners are asked to keep them tied up and monitor them even after the catch phase. For further information, please contact the Environment and Living Environment Department at 0590 52 27 30.

In the interest of all, the Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

Territorial decree 033-2014

The President of the Territorial Council, Aline Hanson, issued a decree (No. 033-2014) regulating the conditions of possession of pets and their movement on public roads.
This decree stipulates that it is forbidden to let the animals wander in the territory of the Collectivity. To avoid accidents, dogs must be kept on a leash, so-called dangerous dogs must be muzzled.


2016-08-31 Associative life
2017 grants to associations

Notice to associations,

The Human Development Division, Youth and Sports, Culture and Community Affairs Branch of the Community of St. Martin advises associations that grant applications for the year 2017 are to be withdrawn from the 1 on September 2016 and to be deposited before The 25 November 2016, with the service Vie associative, located in the seaside annex of the community, rue de la Liberté in Marigot.

Deadline for deposits: Friday 25 November 2016 to 12h00. Strict limit.

For more information, please contact the 0590 29 59 26 service.


2016-07-29 Transport
Urban buses: Reminder of transport conditions in downtown Marigot

By-laws 100-2009 and 105-2010 and 1054-2016 regulate the circulation of public transport vehicles to cross the city center of Marigot. They indicate the streets and traffic directions prohibited to passenger vehicles (not to be confused with tourist transports that have access to the whole territory, like taxis). The plan (attached) of Marigot's downtown clearly indicates the various possible routes.
The Community of Saint-Martin recalls here the instructions to be observed by the users and transporters in the matter of parking of the buses at the stops provided for this purpose.
A solemn reminder is given to the carriers and also to the users for the respect of the axis of the boulevard de France, which is the only authorized circuit to travel in direction of Sandy-Ground and Terres-Basses. People waiting for buses are called to wait in the bus shelters of the Boulevard de France, on the Front-de-Mer, and not at the corners of the streets of Liberty and President Kennedy, at the foot of the building Les Amandiers or in front Storefronts. The same applies at the corner of the Agrément roundabout and the Morne Valois road where stops and parking are prohibited. In the direction of Grand-Case, bus drivers and waiting passengers are invited to make use of the clearance (bus stop) before any roundabout.
For obvious rules of safety, it is imperative to use the bus stops and not to stop in the street and at every corner for the removal or loading of passengers. The adoption of civic and professional behavior by operators would contribute to a marked improvement in the flow of traffic in downtown Marigot and its surroundings and would avoid the traffic jams and constant discomfort caused to other motorists and road users .

Applicable regulations

In accordance with 518 of the Highway Code, bus drivers who operate public transit vehicles are required to stop at the stopping points for the removal and loading of passengers. This obligation is accompanied by a ban on stopping outside unauthorized stopping points. Carriers caught in violation will be prosecuted and arrested by the police.

The stopping points

Outside the space reserved for the Antoine GUMBS bus station, bus stops, with or without bus shelters, must be borrowed to remove and recover the passengers. Stop points are not parking areas. In the absence of passengers to drop off or retrieve, buses are not allowed to park in stops to wait for customers. This bad practice is very common at the bus stop of the Marina Royale, leaving Marigot.

The community of Saint-Martin invites bus drivers and their users to respect these safety instructions and thanks them for their understanding.


2016-07-19 Culture, Youth & Sports
Opening Concordia sports shelf

The community of Saint-Martin is pleased to inform the public of the reopening of the Concordia sports shelf, starting on Friday 22 July 2016.

Located on rue Jean-Luc Hamlet, near the Médiathèque Territoriale, this sports venue has been renovated as part of the campaign to restore the public sports infrastructure of the territory, undertaken by President Aline Hanson. The shelf has been completely redesigned by the Youth, Sports and Community Associations Directorate in order to provide the public with functional and adapted equipment.

The plateau consists of two mini-football fields, a basketball court, a volleyball court, a bowling green 6 playground. The infrastructure will be open to the public every day, from 8 hours to 20 hours. The public lighting will be installed at the beginning of September, to allow night use up to 22 hours.

The community of Saint-Martin invites the public to discover this new equipment, and to use these public facilities dedicated to the development of sport and relaxation.


2016-06-30 Taxation
Income Tax: Deadline for filing returns is postponed to Monday 13 June 2016.

Following a request from the representative of the Guadeloupe Institute of Chartered Accountants for the Northern Islands, the Executive Board, meeting in plenary on Tuesday 24 May 2016, decided to postpone to Monday 13 June 2016 , At midnight, the deadline for filing returns for the year 2015.

All Saint-Martin households benefit from this measure. Taxpayers have until June 12 (Midnight) 13 to file their return with the Saint-Martin tax office, Santa Monica Building, Concordia.

The deferral of the deadline for filing returns on 2015's income does not affect the final date for payment of the balance of income tax (after deduction of advances paid) which remains fixed at 30 September 2016.

2016-06-30 Scholarships / Schools / Education
2016 Laureates Evening Registration

The community of Saint-Martin invites high school students who have obtained their Baccalaureate with honors and the 2nd cycle students who have obtained their post-bac diploma (BTS, DUT, License, Master or Doctorate), to register with the development pole Human of the Community, to participate in the Laureates' Night, to be held on Friday 29 July 2016.
Entries will be open between Monday 04 July and Friday 22 July 2016 (12h), from the Youth & Sports department, annex of the community, No. 22 rue de la Liberté in Marigot.
The Community of Saint-Martin will be delighted to reward the new graduates of the territory, during this evening dedicated entirely to them.

2016-06-19 Commemoration
Speech Father's Day 2016 ?? President Aline Hanson

Ladies and gentlemen of the Collective,
Ladies and gentlemen, representatives of the neighborhoods,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Hello everyone,

Welcome to this Father's Day ceremony, organized by the community of Saint-Martin, in partnership with the neighborhood councils.

Thank you all for being with us.

Celebrating family fathers always has a special connotation for us Saint-Martinois, because in our society more than elsewhere, the father is an essential link in education.

In today's St. Martin this balance is sometimes lacking, and we have too many single-parent families and mothers forced to raise their children alone.

That is why I would like to send a message to the fathers that it is never too late to take charge of your children's education and help them progress in life.
Recently, the community created the "School of Parents" within the framework of the Local Security and Prevention of Crime Council (CLSPD).

It is with this device to accompany the parents who have difficulties with their parental authority. We saw it again this week (armed robbery of Nettle Bay), certain delinquent acts committed by young people without benchmarks, cause trouble and gives a very negative image of St. Martin.

It is all together, at our respective levels, that we must act to stem the violence.

Fortunately we have in Saint-Martin very good fathers, who are involved within the family.

6 fathers who give a good education to their children.

I would like you to welcome:

- Mr. Dennys Leroy HYMAN, from District No. 1
- Mr. Léonard LARMONY from District No. 2
- Mr. Georges Apollinaire GOMBS from District No. 3
- Mr Jean Albert MINVILLE from District No. 4
- Mr. Laurent Joseph MINVILLE from District No. 5
- Mr Clément VAN HEYNINGEN from district No 6.

Today we are going to celebrate your commitment and your involvement in the education of your children.

You have a role model for them. Your children could count on their own life. This is precisely what our community needs to go forward.

I repeat often, a structured family setting, with a loving and caring mom and dad is the key to a successful education. I would add that the father's authority is fundamental because it is a landmark for the child.

Today it is you gentlemen who send a strong sign to all the other dads of St. Martin. I salute your commitment, happy father's day to all the fathers of saint-martin.
Thank you.

Celebrating Father's Day :

In partnership with the neighborhood councils, six exemplary fathers were honored for their journey and the education given to their children by the Community of Saint Martin, in the presence of President Aline Hanson, Vice-President Rosette Gumbs-Lake , Of the elected in charge of Culture Rollande Questel, and of the elected Jean-Philippe Richardson.

In her speech, the President spoke of the importance of the father in the family balance and recalled that it was never too late to get involved in the education of his children. She praised the worthwhile journey of these six fathers of family and wished a very good father's day to all the dads of St. Martin. The members of the Territorial Youth Council were present.

2016-06-17 Roads, school buildings and public buildings
Closure parking Albéric Richards - exmen of the highway code

As part of the organization of the off-road events, the Saint-Martin Collective brings to the public's attention the temporary closure of the car park at the Albéric Richards stadium of Sandy Ground on Wednesday 22 June 2016 from 07h to 12h.
As such, traffic and parking will be prohibited in this space at the dates and times mentioned above.

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

2016-06-17 Environment
Cleaning

Cleaning of roadside roadsides, starting from 04 July 2016

As part of the cleaning and maintenance of the public spaces, the Community of Saint-Martin informs the population that it will proceed, as of Monday 04 July 2016, to passage of the tree on the sections Terres Basses, Bellevue, the Savannah and Grand Case / Hope Estate.

The Community apologizes in advance for the inconvenience this may cause to road users and thanks the public for their understanding.

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