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2017-05-17 Sport
Great sports performances at the International Meeting of Athletics of Saint-Martin!

Supported by the community of Saint-Martin, the 13 edition of the International Meeting of Athletics held all its promises, Saturday 13 May 2017, on the corridor of the Albéric Richards stadium of Sandy Ground.
Mrs. Valérie Damaseau, 1ère Vice-President in charge of Culture, Sport, Youth and Associative Life, opened the festivities with a welcome speech where she encouraged this type of initiative and recalled the measures Which will be launched by its majority in the coming months to promote sport in Saint Martin. The creation of a center of excellence through sport and a "Sport" window, which will be a point of information and support for sports associations, are among the flagship projects of the new mandate.
The association Speedy Plus, organizer of the event, can be satisfied, as the performances of the athletes on the various international events have broken some world records. It is indeed the case for the American Sharika Nelvis who achieved the best world time (12''59) on the 110m hedge feminine. Shahka Nelvis and his compatriots Jasmine Stowers (12''65) and Christiana Mannin (12''72) will be the winners of the tournament.
Among the other performances of the day, the 100m hurdles feminine, on which imposed the American Alexandra Anderson with a time of 11''26, followed by his compatriot Jasmine Todd with a time of 11''49 and of the Italian Gloria Hooper in 11''55.
In men, the hedges 100m was pulled a knife with the victory of Liberian Emmanuel Matadi, who won against the Americans in 10''19 Beejay Lee and Diondre Batson who realize 10''22 and 10''26 respectively . The men's race the long jump was won by the Cuban Juan Echevaria with a jump of 8m19, while in girls is Bianca Stuart of the Bahamas who placed first with a jump of 6m50.
The youth was not outdone since the morning was devoted to the school tests between St. Martin, Sint Maarten and Anguilla, followed by the Juniors in the early afternoon and the senior international events at the end of the day.
The community of Saint-Martin decided this year to dedicate a grant of 100 000 € to this international sporting event, a way to promote the territory through sport and to allow young athletes Saint-Martin and sports lovers to Have access to that quality of play.
The results of all the events of the 13e International Meeting of athletics of Saint-Martin can be consulted on the website of the league of athletics of Guadeloupe:

2017-05-15 Schools
Exceptional closure of the Evelina Halley school, Monday 15 May 2017

The Community of St. Martin informs the parents of the Evelina Halley kindergarten in Concordia that, for health reasons, the school will be exceptionally closed on Monday 15 May 2017, and will therefore not be able to accommodate children .
The community apologizes to parents for the inconvenience, and thanks them for their understanding. The class will resume at the usual schedules, Tuesday 16 May 2017.

Exceptional closure of the Evelina Halley school, Monday, May 15

The Collectivite of St. Martin. The School of Higher Education in the University of St. John's, New York.
The Collectivite apologizes to the parents for the inconvenience and thanks for their understanding. The class will reopen at the usual schedules, Tuesday May 16, 2017.

2017-05-15 Land Use Planning and Urban Planning
Bypass of Grand Case Boulevard: Community Launches Soil Studies

President Daniel GIBBES gave the go-ahead for the Community of Saint-Martin to start the 17 May 2017 studies to prepare the project to bypass the Boulevard de Grand Case. This project aims at reducing and decongesting the center of Grand-Case by creating a road and pedestrian road along the edge of the pond of the airport, on the outskirts of Grand-Case, connecting the RN7 to the new road .
The task of project management and the carrying out of regulatory environmental studies have been entrusted to the ARTELIA group (mandataire) -SCE-TROPISME.

Various studies will have to be carried out within the framework of this program, in particular the geotechnical studies on the site that will be carried out on 17 May 2017. The purpose of these studies is to determine the state of the soil in order to provide prescriptions on the construction principles (earthworks, supports, slopes and slopes, foundations, road bases). They will be made by mechanical shovel. The subcontractor for this work is "Antilles Geotechnique" with two rentals of excavator with driver:
• M. Didier Lake - EURL TTGCE
• M. Herbert Lake - SARL GCEE

This first phase concerns only feasibility studies, the start of the project will be the subject of a second phase which will be programmed later.

2017-05-15 Containers
Galisbay Warehouse Welcome: Exceptional modification of opening hours

The Galisbay-Bienvenue waste collection office informs users of the exceptional change in opening hours as follows:
From Monday 22 May to Saturday 03 June 2017: La Déchèterie will be open from 10h to 16 from Monday to Friday and from 10h to 14h on Saturday.
The waste disposal facility will be exceptionally closed to the public:
Thursday 25 May 2017: Ascension Day
Saturday 27 May 2017: Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery
Monday 05 June 2017: Feast of Pentecost

2017-05-10 Land Use Planning and Urban Planning
Cleaning up roadsides from 19 May 2017

As part of the cleaning and maintenance of public spaces, the Community of Saint-Martin informs the population that it will proceed to the mowing of roadside roads, from Friday 19 May until 16 June 2017 including two Saturdays (20 and 27 May) and two Sundays (21 and 28 May).

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

2017-05-10 Containers
Reminder: Waste collection

The deposits of rubbish, bulky items and green waste left on the public road generate olfactory and visual nuisances for residents and tourists who visit our destination.
To precisely avoid these environmental problems, the community of Saint-Martin has set up a waste collection system:
-7 days on 7 for garbage
-5 times per week for bulky items
-3 times a week for green waste.
The Galisbay-Bienvenue waste disposal center is open to individuals every day, from 10h to 18h (except Sundays and public holidays).
The community invites craftsmen, traders and professionals to contribute to this scheme by evacuating their waste as soon as necessary, as required by the regulations.
Unauthorized depots of household waste, bulky waste and green waste are prohibited by law (Article L. 541-3 of the Environmental Code).
The Community of Saint Martin invites the population to respect the schedules, days and places of waste disposal and thanks everyone for their contribution to the respect of our common environment.

2017-05-05 Jobs / Training / Reviews
Air Force, gendarmerie and RSMA recruit in Saint-Martin

The RSMA and the Air Force are recruiting from the 09 to the 12 May 2017 for the RSMA, and 09 to the 11 May 2017, for the Air Force.
Information meetings on the Armed Forces trades will be open to the public as follows:
The RSMA: 09 May from 10h30 to 12h00 in the premises of the AIO service - Home Information Orientation - Annex of the community of Saint-Martin, former school Evelyna Halley.
The gendarmerie: the 9 May from 14h to 15h00 to the service AIO -
The Air Force: 9 May from 15h to 16h30 to AIO Service -
Interested young people are invited to come and ask for information. For further information, please contact the AIO service at the 0590 27 94 82.

2017-04-26 Elections
The Elections Office has changed its address

The Community of Saint-Martin informs its citizens that the Elections Office formerly located in the Annex of the Community's Seaside has been transferred to the annex of the former school Evelyna Halley (behind the bus station) in Marigot .
From now on, citizens wishing to carry out registration formalities or in search of any information relating to the elections, will have to go to the new address.
The Office of Elections is open from Monday to Friday, from 8 hours to 15 hours and can be reached at 0590 29 59 20.

2017-04-26 Land Use Planning and Urban Planning
Plantations of shrubs near the RN7 at Hope Estate

The community of Saint-Martin informs the population that it will proceed this week and for a duration of 15 days, planting palm trees and shrubs, on the approaches of RN7, in the zone of Hope Estate.
These plantations are initiated as part of the beautification work of the priority areas supervised by the Environment and Community Living Branch.
The community of Saint-Martin apologizes in advance for the inconvenience caused to the road users.

2017-04-26 Help / Steps / Services
Information note to the population: yellow fever vaccination

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