Press Releases

2014-10-16 Miscellaneous information
Community Sports Facilities

The Community of Saint-Martin informs the population and the user associations of the Community's sports facilities that following the passage of Hurricane Gonzalo, a control will soon be carried out on all the sports facilities of the Community by a specialized company. This, in order to make a precise inventory of the state of the infrastructures.
In the meantime, Sandy Brook's Vanterpool and Albéric Richards stadiums can be used with caution by the public and associations, while the Orleans District Thelbert Carti Stadium (football field, athletics track, and field of play). Basket) is forbidden to the public and to user associations until further notice, because of the major damage caused by the cyclone.
The Community thanks you for your understanding and asks you to respect this safety instruction.

2014-10-14 Town planning
The eco-site and the waste disposal center

Opening hours Opening hours of the eco-site and the waste disposal center

The Collectivité informs you that in order to allow the tremendous quantities of waste arriving every hour to be treated in the context of post-cyclone cleaning, and to rationalize storage spaces on the Grandes Cayes eco-site, the latter will close its doors To 16h. It will be open until 12h on Saturday (closed on Sunday). Please dispose of your waste before the closing hours inside the site and do not spill on the roadside of Grandes Cayes.
Individuals can also deposit their waste at the Galisbay waste disposal facility, which is open every day from 10h to 18h (closed on Sundays).
The Collectivité deploys at the moment all its means to clean the public domain, it does not intervene, on the other hand, on the private domain.
The Community thanks its citizens for the collective cleaning effort initiated yesterday, and for compliance with these guidelines.

2014-10-09 Miscellaneous information
Report of the Executive Board of Tuesday 07 October 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 07 October 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin.
General Directorate of Services

1) - Complementary contract for project management assistance for the implementation of the Sea Front development project.
Considering the need to carry out technical studies through more in-depth calculations, to specify the cost of the Marigot Bay development project and the conditions of its profitability - on the grounds of additional services strictly necessary for the perfect completion of the initial contract - the Executive Council has decided, in accordance with the Code des Marches Publics, to proceed with a supplementary contract by negotiated procedure without prior publicity and without call for competition for the following additional services:
- Study of agitation
- Pre-sizing of the channel
- Pre-sizing the dike
- Pre-sizing of platforms and scenario alternative cruise
- Environmental background.
A contract awarded with the Ricochin Consulting group (mandataire) / Cabinet Landot & associates Selarl / Stratorial Finances / Sarl Tropisme and Egis Ports, for an amount of 142 760 euros.
The Executive Board has delegated signing of the undertakings of the said contract to President Aline Hanson.
Voted unanimously

2) - Contract of Mandate of Delegated Project Management for the realization of a study of revitalization of the sector of Marigot
Having regard to the consultation procedure launched by public notice of competition published in the 101 May 176976 27-2014 (also published in BOMP No. 101 and Pelican No. 2447), the Executive Board decided to endorse the decision of the tender commission to award the contract Contract of mandate delegated project management for the realization of a revitalization study of the Marigot sector. This contract was awarded to the Semsamar / Axo group / CCET / ETEC Tropisme / BC Conseils / CGIL for an annual amount of 217 190 euros.

Taxation Department
3) - Notice of a Free Recourse Presented in Respect of Income Tax
The Executive Council gave an unfavorable opinion regarding a gracious remedy from an official in Saint-Martin since the 1er May 2008. This graceful appeal within the meaning of Article 247 of the book of fiscal procedures of the Community of St Martin requires an opinion of the Executive Council, the final decision belonging to the tax administration, in accordance with the organic law.
In the context of a real estate purchase in the 2009 metropolitan area, the holder of the appeal benefited from a tax reduction on "Scellier" income. Since the acquisition by our Community of the source jurisdiction (in December 2010), the officials assigned to St Martin after the 15 July 2007 must declare their "world" income to the state, To the Collectivité, this double taxation being neutralized by the granting by the State of a specific tax credit.
This complex system has had mixed effects on taxpayers who have been in the country for less than five years. Thus the bearer of the appeal had to pay taxes to Saint-Martin (without possible reduction) whereas it would have been non-taxable by the state if the rules had not changed in 2010. However, it can not be considered that, in the sense of Article 247, the person concerned is in a "situation of annoyance or indigence" since the amount of the unfavorable financial impact referred to above is much lower The amount of the financial benefits resulting from its installation in Saint-Martin (40% increase, special allowance and installation allowance, which is equal for an installation in 2008, 16 month of the agent's basic index processing).
The Executive Board therefore decided to give an unfavorable opinion to this appeal.

Voted unanimously

Directorate of Legal Affairs and Litigation
4) - Opinion on the draft law authorizing the approval of the Franco-Lithuanian agreement on cooperation in the field of defense and security.

The Executive Council decided to give a favorable opinion to the adoption of the draft law authorizing the approval of the Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Republic of Lithuania on cooperation in the field of Defense and security.
This agreement, which is in conformity with the Treaty of the European Union, seals the Franco-Lithuanian understanding as regards the interventions to be carried out on international theaters of operation. It also includes provisions for the exchange of training, training or expertise between civilian personnel working in the armed forces. Finally, it strengthens the modalities of police cooperation and exchange of information between the National Gendarmerie and the Public Security Service of Lithuania.
Voted unanimously

5) - Opinion on the draft decree relating to certain administrative sanctions in the field of civil aviation
This draft decree amends and simplifies the regulatory provisions for personnel responsible for recording failures committed by air transport operators and provides for new procedures for the imposition of administrative penalties by the Administrative Commission for Civil Aviation and the Minister for Development sustainable. The draft decree provides for the establishment of two administrative police regimes to enforce the technical safety rules, the operating rules of an aerodrome and the rights of passengers.
The Executive Council expressed a favorable opinion on this draft decree. It also decided to send a letter to the competent authorities in order to have a representation from Civil Aviation in Saint-Martin.

Voted unanimously

6) - Approval of the draft decree relating to exceptions to the application of the principle "silence equals agreement" (Article 21 Law 2000-321) concerning the right of citizens in their relations with administrations
Article 21 of the law of 12 April 2000 relative to the rights of the citizens in their relations with the administrations in its drafting resulting from the article 1er of the law of 12 November 2013, stipulates that the silence kept for more than two months by The administration of an application constitutes an agreement and provides that the application of that principle may be disregarded with regard to the subject-matter of the decision or for reasons of good administration. This decree specifies the list of procedures excluded from the application of the principle that the "silence of the administration is valid for agreement", such as work authorization, family reunification, acquisition of French nationality.
This text, which enters into force on 12 November 2014, extends in particular to applications relating to the code of entry and residence of aliens, the Civil Code, the Electoral Code, the Highway Code and the Internal Security Code.
The Executive Council has given a favorable opinion to this draft decree.
Voted unanimously

Pole Solidarity and Families
7) - Granting of grants to associations - Early childhood institutions
The Single Service Benefit (PSU) was introduced as part of the financing of the operation of childcare facilities, particularly nurseries, day-care centers and kindergartens. As part of the 2014 exercise, the "1.2.3 Soleil", "Club Dafy Swing" and "Les 3 Oursons" management associations are seeking financial assistance from the COM to carry out their educational projects. This is mainly funding for the operation of nurseries given the funding capped at 66% by CAF. Funding requested by the association "Mandarine" covers the assistance to the equipment in the framework of renewal of external material. The Executive Council endorsed the award of a grant to each of these structures. These expenses will be charged to the budget of the Collectivité.
Voted unanimously
Human Development
8) - Decree on the collection of contributions from continuing vocational training in Saint Martin
This decree sets out the criteria by which the bodies "approved joint collectors with professional competence" may be authorized to collect in the overseas departments including Saint-Martin. It provides in its provisions for authorization for authorization and control of collection. These new provisions preserve the specificities of the collection and management of vocational training contributions. There are now 48 organizations collecting contributions to vocational training companies. The law of 5 March 2014 modified the provisions of Article L6523-I by implementing a single contribution and enabling other organizations to set up. Thus, the draft decree will also aim to empower professional UCITS to provide quality services in the territories.
The Executive Council decided to approve the general framework of the collection authorization rules by the approved joint collecting bodies. The Council also proposed that the Regional Committee on Employment, Training and Vocational Guidance be consulted and give its opinion on the withdrawal or issuance of an accreditation before their adoption by the ministers responsible for training. professional and overseas. This proposal will require OPCAs to be present in the territory of Saint-Martin, which is not the case for all currently. The Council issued a favorable opinion on this draft decree.
Voted unanimously
Economic development center
9) - Aid to businesses - Island production (Caribb'in TV)
On 28, April 2011, the Executive Council granted the Island Production Company a start-up aid requested by the creation of Caribb'in TV, a new local television station authorized to broadcast on DTT. The Executive Board had granted a grant for three years. In 2014, the Island Production Company asked the Community to renew its grant which ended on 27 April 2014.
In addition, the CSA authorization for Caribb'in TV has expired this year and a call for applications has been launched on 2 July 2014 for its renewal; This call for candidature now distinguishing Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy. The Executive Board therefore considered it prudent today not to anticipate potential candidates until they are all known. To date, two candidates have made themselves known, knowing that only one will be retained for Saint-Martin.
In the light of these considerations, the Executive Board decided not to award a grant.
Voted unanimously

10) - Road Authorizations
The Executive Council analyzed fifty-four applications for itinerant sales authorization (set by an annual fee) on the public domain of the Collectivité. Thirty requests received a favorable opinion from the Evaluation Commission, for the majority of itinerant sales authorization renewals on the Marigot market. Eight received an unfavorable opinion, while 16 requests were adjourned. The Community has also taken measures to combat street selling under Articles 446-1 to 446-4 Criminal Code. It has also taken measures to expel five occupants from the Marigot market, citing the urgency of the situation with the President of the Administrative Court.
The Executive Board unanimously voted this deliberation.

Voted unanimously

11) - Approval of the agenda of the next Territorial Council
The next Territorial Council will take place on Thursday 30 October 2014.
1- Opinion of the DRFIP on the duration of the concession of the water production service
2- Collection of taxes - 2014 income tax schedule for the year and various tax measures
3- Fiscal Measures to Generate the Resources to Make 2015 Investments
4- Introduction of a flat tax levy on the sums received as active solidarity income.
5- Replacement of Territorial Advisor on SEMSAMAR Board of Directors

Voted unanimously

2014-10-06 Miscellaneous information
Report of the Executive Board of Tuesday 23 September 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint-Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 23 September 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin.
Human Development

1) - Endowments to secondary schools for the 2014-2015 school year - 2015 budget
Within the framework of its competences, the Community has allocated the following sums for the 2014 accounting year:
- College Mont des Chords: 295 400 euros
- Soualiga College: 204 000 euros
- Collège Quartier d'Orléans: 180 123 euros
- Multipurpose High School of the North Islands: 889 600 euros.
That is an annual total of 1.582 million. These operating grants and specific grants have been validated by the Executive Board.
Voted unanimously

2) - Housing concessions granted to staff accommodated by absolute necessity of service and utility of service in public educational institutions
By virtue of the 14 article of the 863-663 law of the 22 July 1983, the Collectivity can allocate and maintain the housing concessions to the personnel performing certain functions. According to the provisions of the Education Code, the Collective may accommodate, by absolute necessity or utility of service, management, management or educational staff, depending on the size of the institution, as well as health and social workers. service.
On the basis of a system of calculation defined by law, the Executive Council decided to grant 5 housing for the college Mont des Accords, 5 for Soualiga College, 5 for the Quartier d'Orléans college, and 5 for the LPO des Islands of the North.
Five votes in favor, the President did not take part in the vote

Sustainable development center

3) - Review of Land Cover Applications
The Executive Council analyzed twelve requests for occupation of the public domain. Ten Temporary Occupation Authorization (TOP) applications received a favorable opinion, one of which was conditional. Two AOT applications received an unfavorable opinion because one was located on private land and the other had previously been allocated. The twelve requests concerned mainly authorizations or renewal of authorizations for beach restaurants, beach shops or the creation of floating pontoons. These AOTs are issued for a period of 1 to 5 years, renewable by decision of the Executive Council.

Voted unanimously

Directorate of Legal Affairs and Litigation
4) - Notice - Draft decree relating to the regulatory part of the expropriation code for reasons of public utility
The Executive Council decided on a national decree to amend the statutory part of the Code of Expropriation to take account of the amendment to the legislative part of the code. This decree repeals the obsolete provisions of the existing code and simplifies it.
The Council decided to give a favorable opinion to this draft decree.
Voted unanimously

2014-10-06 Miscellaneous information
Report of the Executive Board of Tuesday 16 September 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint-Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 16 September 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin.

2014-10-06 Town planning
Local Urban Plan

Documents available to the population in neighborhoods
As part of the consultation on the development of the Local Planning Plan (PLU) of Saint-Martin, the Collectivity provides the population with the documents (Plan de Zonage, synthesis of the PLU regulations) constituting the PLU Project , In the neighborhood councils and on the Internet site of the Community.
These documents can already be consulted in the District Councils.
They are intended to enable the population to become aware of the progress of the project and the major options that will be proposed through the Zoning.
Persons who wish to do so may submit observations, comments or requests in connection with the general PLU project in the accompanying register.
However, the PLU is set to evolve and a new consultation will be organized in a few months. These documents are therefore not final, they simply testify to the degree of development of the PLU project.
The register is therefore intended for the general observations which the population wishes to make.
NOTE: Only the elements of the set (zoning, regulation) will be taken into account. Special requests concerning private properties can only be processed by appointment with the Urban Planning Department (05 90 52 27 30), or by mail addressed to the Collectivité.
We remind you that it is also possible to consult the documents of the PLU project on the website of the Collectivité: (Environment and Urbanism tab).

2014-10-05 Guide "Doing Business in Saint-Martin"
Investor's Guide ?? Doing business in Saint-Martin ??

First very encouraging feedback

Last July, Mrs Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council, had the opportunity to present to the local and regional press the "Doing business in Saint-Martin" investor's guide summarizing the assets of the Community and highlighting Its tax system, which in many respects appears very attractive to companies. This presentation, which was widely covered by the media, attracted a great deal of interest from economic actors, many of whom came to the tax division to withdraw a copy of the guide or to present their investment project. It is important to note that these requests come from both French and foreign stakeholders and, as the community wished, do not exclusively concern the tourism sector.
At the same time, each presentation in which the Community participated gave a presentation of this guide by Mrs. Jeanne Rogers-Vanterpool, Territorial Consultant, President of the Tourist Board (NABHOOD in Miami, and Meeting of World Tourism Cities In Beijing). While it is obviously illusory to expect concrete achievements in the very short term, given the time required to develop serious projects, these contacts and initial returns are very encouraging and confirm the position of the President of the Territorial Council in its strategy To make our territory better known: Saint-Martin must become, in the minds of decision-makers, a choice of implantation possible, whatever the sector of activity. Today, this strategy is continuing and will even increase by the end of the year. The largest tax law firms have just received the Investor's Guide, which should in principle give rise to The publication of articles in specialized journals.
Similarly, Saint-Martin should be referenced as an autonomous tax jurisdiction in international tax comparisons. In addition, the French Federation of Banks, the French Federation of Insurance Companies, CGPME and MEDEF are now aware that the Community of Saint Martin offers investors not only great legal and financial security but also an attractive tax environment . Finally, an interactive format of the guide has just been posted on the Internet site of the Community.
Users can now enjoy high-quality screen playback, search for specific items, make targeted impressions of the document, and even share the guide via email or social networks. The objective by the end of the year is to multiply the communication operations around this guide by relying, as appropriate, on certain economic titles of the national press and by implementing a strategy of communication to the " International, following on from the first contacts made at the fairs already mentioned.

2014-09-23 Miscellaneous information
Cleaning algae sargasses

Cleaning algae sargasses

The Community of Saint-Martin informs the residents of the area of ​​Cul de Sac that the Environment Department is currently proceeding (from Wednesday 24 September 2014) to the collection of the sargas algae in the area of ​​the landing stage of Cul de Sac.

This cleaning will make it possible to clean up the area, impacted since August by these algae conveyed by the sea currents from the Sargasso Sea.

Health effects such as eye irritation, irritation of the respiratory tract, nausea, headache may occur in case of exposure. It is therefore advisable for sensitive people not to frequent impacted sites.

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

2014-09-23 Miscellaneous information
The passage of the programmed plate from the 1er October

In order to continue the cleaning and maintenance of public spaces, the Saint-Martin Community will proceed, from Wednesday, October 1 October 2014, the pruning of road sides with the help of a cutterbar on the axes Community. The passage of the Lamier will thus make it possible to prune the trees located at the edges of the roads.

The Community apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and would like to thank you for your understanding.

2014-09-17 Miscellaneous information
Reorganization of public cemeteries

The Collectivité de Saint-Martin is working on the identification of graves and family vaults.
As part of its program for the redevelopment of public cemeteries, the Saint Martin Community has put in place a process to identify family tombs and vaults.

Since Monday 1er September, the formalities of identification of burials, buried in the public cemeteries of Marigot, Grand Case, Cul de Sac and Quartier d'Orléans, are by appointment. However, permanent census officers are provided in Marigot and Grand Case cemeteries, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9h30 to 11h30 for Marigot, and on Wednesdays from 9h30 to 11h30 for Grand Case. For the cemeteries of Cul de Sac and Quartier d'Orléans, it is requested to make an appointment.
Those who have buried one or more deceased in the public cemeteries are therefore invited to go on site at the specified times, or to make an appointment with the Directorate of Legal Affairs of the Collective, by contacting the 0590 87 61 51 . It is also possible to do this by email by asking for an appointment at:
At the time of the appointment, citizens are requested to bring with them an identity document, a death certificate, a burial permit or any document proving the date of burial.
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for doing these steps aimed at rehabilitating the public cemeteries of Saint-Martin.

2014-09-15 Town planning
Remediation work on the Marigot market area

From September 22 The Community of Saint-Martin and the Establishment of Water and Sanitation (EEASM) inform you that in the context of work carried out on the sanitation network in the city center of Marigot, the roadway and squares parking between the Chez Henocq restaurant and the access to the market roundabout will be condemned the time of the work, which will start Monday 22 September 2014 for a period of two weeks.
Street vendors whose stands are located in this sector of the market will have to set up their stands and goods on the pavement, near the riprap. A security barrier will delimit the work area, in order to secure the premises.
The President of the Community, Mrs. Aline Hanson, and Mr. Louis Fleming, President of the EEASM, thank you for your patience and understanding.

English version :
Work on sewerage next to the market place in Marigot
The Community of St. Martin and the EEASM (Water Establishment and Sanitation of St. Maarten) would like to inform you that you have been working on the market. to the roundabout will be closed during two weeks, from Monday 22nd of September 2014.
All street vendors who are located in this area of ​​the market place, please be advised that due to road works, you will need to relocate your stalls and goods near the waterfront rocks. A security fence will delineate the work area.
The President of the Community, Mrs. Aline Hanson, and Mr. Louis Fleming, President of the EEASM, thank you for your patience and understanding.

2014-09-15 Culture, Youth & Sports
European Heritage Days 2014

Heritage Days Program. On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the 20 and 21 September 2014, the services of the Community of Saint Martin and the Nature Reserve have joined together to propose a program related to the annual theme "Cultural heritage, natural heritage" .
These heritage days are an opportunity to discover or rediscover from a new angle the surrounding heritage in cultural or familiar places.
The proposed activities are as follows:

- The children and the Fort Louis: As part of the extracurricular activities, the children of the cycle 1 and cycle 2 of the schools of Saint Martin worked according to old sources (photographs, engravings) on the history of Fort Louis with the BDC, the Peri- and Out-of-School Service and the Education Department (Saint Martin Community).
O A drawing competition "Fort Louis, mon patrimoine" was organized for the children of Grande Section, CP and CE1

? 9 awards will be presented to the winners on the occasion of Heritage Days
-Date: Saturday 20 September at the foot of Fort Louis at 16h15
- Schedule: 16h15
-Lieu: at the foot of Fort Louis
-Returns prices (16h15) by an elected official

The children of Cul de sac and Quartier d'Orléans also made a short film which will be broadcast in all schools the 18, 19 and 22 September 2014.

- "Studying biodiversity, a common heritage" (Saint Martin Nature Reserve)

Location: Hall of the Hotel de la Collectivity, Marigot
Date: Friday 19 September to Friday 26 September
Timetable: 8h-15h (hotel of the community)
Presentation: presentation of the sanctuary AGOA (marine mammals) and biodiversity of seabed saint-martin
- Guided tour of Fort Louis at sunset with music (Heritagesunset time): to rediscover the Fort Louis otherwise a guided tour is organized: essential silhouette of Marigot, protected architecture of Saint Martin under the Historic Monument, old stones and echoes of Percussion rhythms at sunset under the direction of Christophe HENOCQ.

Place: Meeting at the foot of the steps of the Fort Louis (at the parking lot of the Prefecture)
Date: Saturday 20 September
Time: 17h up to 19h

(For safety reasons, the tour can be canceled in case of bad weather).

2014-09-11 Miscellaneous information
E-newsletter n ° 5- September

The Saint-Martin Community Digital Magazine Click here to view the September e-newsletter: e-newsletter n ° 5 - september 2014.pdf

2014-09-09 Town planning
The Directorate of Transport

Information to Heavy Vehicle Owners
The Directorate of Transport of the Community of St. Martin informs truck owners as the "Company Technical Control Heavyweight -Antilles Guiana -Group Cars Securitas" CTPLA-G will be present on the island forthe control of the session (Monday ) 15 to (Thursday) 18 September 2014 for truck, tractor, public transport, and trailer vehicles. These checks will be carried out at the Commercial Port of Galisbay - Galisbay Bay. In order to register for the next control, please contact directly with promptly society CTPL AG whose details follow: ZA Petit Perou 97139 Les Abymes Tel: 0590 88 30 02 / 0590 88 90 01 Fax: 0590 85 97 52 Mail Internet: Thank you for your cooperation. _______________________________________________________________________ The Transportation Department of the "Community of St. Martin" Hereby Informs all vehicle owners Heavy Equipments That "Company Technical Control Heavyweight -Antilles Guiana -Group Cars Securitas" the G-CTPLA HAS Their next scheduled inspection visit to the island for Monday, September 15th thru Thursday, September 18th, 2014. Galisbay Commercial Port - Galisbay Sable Bay. CTPLA-G ZA Petit Perou 97139 0590 88 30 02 0590 88 90 01 0590 85 97 Messaging ctpl-ag @ orange You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .fr Internet: Your cooperation is highly appreciated.

2014-08-25 Culture, Youth & Sports
Closing of the Siméonne Trott school

The school is closed for the duration of work The President of the Territorial Council, Aline Hanson, informed the parents of the kindergarten Siméonne Trott at Concordia, that under the constraints of the seismic reinforcement of the Upgrading work is currently under way.
The school will be closed for the duration of the work; (Hervé Williams 1 and 2, Emile Choisy, Nina Duverly and the former municipal library).
Parents of students are invited to participate in a large information meeting, to be held on Tuesday 2 September at 8 hours, in the courtyard of the Siméonne Trott school. The Director, Ms Choisy, will inform parents about the assignment of their children. The presence of all parents is strongly desired.
The earthquake-resistant work will be completed at the end of December 2014, the students will be able to return to their school at the start of the Christmas holidays.
The Community of Saint-Martin apologizes for these inconveniences, and thanks you for your understanding.

President Aline Hanson.

2014-08-24 Town planning
The Community reorganizes the public cemeteries

Redevelopment Program Reorganization of Public Cemeteries

Identification is now by appointment

As part of the Saint-Martin public cemeteries redevelopment program, the Community has put in place a process to identify family tombs and vaults. The community asked the citizens who had buried the deceased in the public cemeteries to identify their burials. Throughout the summer, community officers received these people directly on site. From Monday 1er September, it is by appointment that these formalities can be carried out.
The Community has undertaken considerable work to reorganize the layout of all the public cemeteries in the French part. The first identification phase concerned the Marigot cemetery, from 15 July 2014 to 29 August 2014. This cemetery contains more 1000 graves, many of which are abandoned, so the rehabilitation will be long and tedious. The citizens who had buried one or more of the deceased in Marigot Cemetery were invited to visit the place where they were received by the funeral service. During the month of July, the agents assigned to this task received a dozen people a day come to carry out this formality.
From the September 1er, identification will now be by appointment. The Funeral Service invites those wishing to proceed to the identification of their deceased in the cemeteries of Marigot, Grand Case and Orleans District, to contact the 0590 87 61 51 No., in order to make an appointment. It is also possible to do this by email by asking for an appointment at:
At the time of the appointment, citizens are requested to bring with them an identity document, a death certificate, a burial permit or any document proving the date of burial.
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

2014-08-19 Culture, Youth & Sports
Opening of the Territorial Media Library

This Wednesday 27 August 2014 Opening of the Territorial Media Library

The Médiathèque Territoriale de Saint-Martin, located on Rue Jean-Luc Hamlet in Concordia, will open its doors to the general public as of Wednesday 27 August 2014.
The opening hours are fixed as follows:

- Monday and Tuesday: from 14h to 19h
- Wednesday: from 9h to 19h
- Thursday and Friday: from 11h to 19h
Saturday: from 9h to 13h
The staff of the Media Library will be happy to receive you.
The direction.

2014-08-18 Town planning
Sewerage network

The alternating circulation at Cripple Gate and Morne Valois Works on the sewerage network: the alternating circulation at Cripple Gate and Morne Valois

The President of the Territorial Council of Saint Martin, Mrs. Aline Hanson, and Mr. Louis Fleming, President of the Etablissement des Eaux et Sanitation de Saint-Martin (EEASM), inform you that work will be launched on the RN7 in Morne Valois and Cripple Gate, as part of the program to rehabilitate the sewerage network initiated by the Saint Martin Community.
Due to this work, road traffic will alternate from Thursday 21 August 2014, from 8 hours to 17 hours, for a duration of 3 months.
President Aline Hanson and President Louis Fleming ask you to respect the signage that will be put in place and apologize for the inconvenience caused by this work which aims to improve the living environment of the inhabitants of the sectors concerned.

2014-08-18 Security and Prevention
Communiqué from the Health Agency and the COM

Mosquito Control Please click on the link below to download the press release: ComPulvChk32x.pdf

2014-08-13 Miscellaneous information
Information note to the agents of the Collectivité and its public establishments

04 Professional Elections December 2014

To access the information note, download the following link: Note information - professional elections.pdf

2014-08-11 Town planning
Work on the sewerage network

(EEASM) is currently carrying out work on the sewerage network

The Saint-Martin Water and Sanitation Plant (EEASM) is currently working on the sanitation network in the city center of Marigot. Thus, work on the sanitation network is undertaken in the area between the Louis Vanterpool stadium and the rue de Hollande to the entrance of the Rue de la République. The goal is to build a backflow network from the future Mingau Street station, which will bring Concordia's effluent directly to the Sandy Ground mainline to avoid the downtown core.
As a result of this work: the parking spaces in front of the Nina Duverly public school (rue de Hollande) will be closed from Wednesday 13 August. From this date, the city buses that usually park outside this school will be parked in front of the entrance to the Louis Vanterpool stadium, for a duration of about a week.
The EEASM will carry out a second phase of work on the sanitation network in the Rue de la République. This involves the installation of a gravity sewage treatment network and a discharge pipe.
As a consequence of this work: A deviation will be put in place by the Sea Front. Rue de la République will be cut off from the traffic of the 18 August until the beginning of September. Only priority vehicles can use this axis if necessary.
Further work will be undertaken on the sewerage network after September and until February 2015, these are the areas in front of the Marigot ferry terminal, by the sea and a Stretch between the cemetery and the Beach Plaza Hotel.
This work aims at improving the living environment of the inhabitants of Saint-Martin. The Community and its EEASM establishment have chosen to undertake the heaviest work in the summer, in order to minimize the inconvenience to the users.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

2014-08-11 Town planning
Traffic Stops

Road works Information to the population on road works.

Below are the circulation orders:
Stopped circulation.pdf

2014-08-11 Culture, Youth & Sports
European Heritage Days

Overseas Ministry calls for photo contribution European Heritage Days: Overseas Ministry calls for photo contribution

The Ministry of Overseas is the initiative of a call for contributions photos as part of the European Heritage Days 2014, which take place this year under the theme "Cultural Heritage, Natural Heritage".
Through this call for contributions, the Minister responsible, Mrs. George Pau-Langevin, seeks to mobilize citizens to collect the most photographs to enhance our overseas territories. The inhabitants and visitors overseas are therefore invited to submit their photographs, which must be made without editing or editing. This call for papers takes place from 10 July to 10 September 2014. It will create a library of images on the value and diversity of French overseas heritage. The selected photographs will be broadcast electronically from 20 September 2014. Among the photographs received, a dozen photographs will be selected and will be the subject of a large format edition, to be displayed in front of the Ministry of Overseas, boulevard des Invalides in Paris.

It should be noted that after the launch of the September 20 image broadcast, the Ministry is committed to supplying the popular online image library with the new snapshots that will be sent beyond this date by participants wishing continue to show the beauties of the overseas landscapes.
To know all the necessary information and participate in this project, visit the website of the ministry:
The Collectivité de Saint-Martin invites you to join this citizens' initiative to highlight the natural and cultural heritage of our island.

2014-08-11 Miscellaneous information
Report of the Executive Board of Tuesday 29 July 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint-Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 29 July 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin. REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF TUESDAY 29 JULY 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint-Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 29 July 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin. The elected representatives of the executive have adopted several deliberations emanating from the Sustainable Development division, Human Development, Legal and Litigation, Taxation and Solidarity and Families.

Sustainable Development

1) - Examination of Applications for Use or Land Use
Several applications for land use or land use were analyzed by the Executive Board. Previously studied by the Department of Urban Planning, 31 files received a favorable opinion on 35 requests made to the Department of Urban Planning. These applications were mainly for individual housing permits or for the repair and maintenance of residential dwellings.
Voted unanimously

2) - Opinion on draft decrees on accessibility measures for urban facilities and amending the building and housing code
The Executive Council was called upon to give an opinion on several draft Decrees concerning the accessibility to urban facilities and amending the Building and Housing Code. This draft decree (amending Articles R111-19 to R111-19-10 of the Building and Housing Code) provides for the introduction of specific regulations for access to establishments that receive from the public. The Executive Council therefore decided to approve the provisions of the draft decree on the accessibility of establishments open to the public and facilities open to the public and amending the Building and Housing Code. It also decided to approve the provisions of the draft decree defining an accessibility master plan and an agenda subject to the postponement of 2015's applicability and to approve the provisions of the draft decree defining the conditions for determination Stopping points for public transport services to be made accessible to persons with disabilities. The Executive Council finally decided to approve the provisions of the draft Decree on the planned accessibility agenda subject to the postponement of its applicability beyond 2015.
3) - Opinion on the draft order concerning the accessibility of public buildings, public transport, residential buildings and roads for persons with disabilities
The Executive Council also gave its opinion on a draft ordinance on the accessibility of establishments receiving public, public transport, residential buildings and roads for persons with disabilities, in which the Organic Law (Cf art 6314-3 I and II) confers full competence on the Collectivity to define their legal regime. It should be noted that, under Article 16 of the draft ordinance, the Communities of St Martin and St Barth are exempted from having to create points of stoppage and accessibility of the rolling stock and to put in place a Accessibility plan containing a programmed agenda, the agenda being a tool for strict planning of actions to be implemented on the territory. This agenda is voluntary, it aims to set up a budget program to amplify after 2015 the movement initiated by the law of 2005. To the extent that the Community has just begun the phases of the inventory of its infrastructures, the Executive Council decided to ask to defer the applicability of a year in order to put in place the appropriate procedures. The Executive Board also approved the general framework of rules laid down in the Ordinance.
Voted unanimously
Human Development
4) - Opinion on the draft decree on the Regional Interprofessional Joint Committee for Employment and Training (COPAREF)
COPAREF ensures the deployment of the joint policies defined by the national interprofessional agreements on training and employment, in coordination with the other regional players. It shall draw up regional lists of eligible training in the personal training account after consultation with the regional representatives of the representative professional organizations. The decree determines the number of members, the duration of their mandate and the modalities of operation of COPAREF. In the absence of agreement in 2014, Article I of the decree provides for the composition of the committee. Article II includes overseas adaptation measures for the provisions of COPAREF. It should be noted that, with respect for gender parity, the composition of the committee differs overseas and in the communities of St Martin, St Barthélemy and St Pierre et Miquelon. This is the case for regional representatives of trade unions and employers' organizations representing national and inter-professional employers. The Executive Council has given a favorable opinion to this draft decree.

Voted unanimously
5) - Draft decree on deconcentrated aid for artists, authors of graphic and plastic works
The purpose of this decree is to modernize the individual support system designed to support and develop the creative activity of artists, authors of graphic and plastic works. The decision to grant this aid, taken by the regional prefect, is the subject of a prior opinion by an advisory commission. Promoted by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, public policies on artists' assistance are then deployed throughout the regional territory by the state and communities. These aids are intended to correct the inequalities observed, be they geographical, economic or social, to diversify audiences and to promote the development of artistic and cultural practices of the greatest number, in all cultural fields. These aids can be mobilized by artists and authors in two forms:
-Development aid for the development of an artistic project
-Measures designed to facilitate the living conditions of creators and artists, with an allowance for the installation of a workshop allowing the installation of a work area or the acquisition of material intended for the artistic activity.
Applications for assistance must be made to the Cultural Affairs Department of Guadeloupe. After the advice of the dedicated committees, the final decision rests with the representative of the state in these communities. The Executive Council voted in favor of this draft decree, considering it important to support the vitality and diversity of cultural life in Saint Martin.
Voted unanimously

6) - Support for the travel expenses of an athlete: Thierry Parotte
The young Thierry Parotte represented our island in Trinidad & Tobago from 25 to 27 April 2014, during a BMX event. Knowing its potential, the Community had chosen to accompany it in this first trip by financing its ticket. On site, Thierry Parotte was noticed by the organizer of BMX events in Canada. The young sportsman Saint-Martin was invited to perform in Montreal as part of the Real City Spin BMX Flatland Competition, which will be held 30 and 31 August 2014. The Executive Council was asked to pay for its plane ticket to Montreal. In order to continue the accompaniment of Thierry Parotte, who is very talented in this discipline, the Council has decided to take charge of his air travel to Canada, knowing that the organizers of the event will take care of the stay of the champion saint-martinois.
Voted unanimously
7) - Implementation of the fee for the occupation of school premises
In conformity with the education code (Art L212-15), the Collective as part of its educational policy has enabled associations to make free use of school premises during the long and short holidays within the framework of Recreation centers with or without accommodation, or even in kermesses.
While it is clear that the use of the premises is subject to regulation, the fact remains that the Community is competent to define the financial conditions for the occupation of its property and to update the rental value annually. Thus, tariffs applicable to all associations, physical or moral personalities, wishing to use the school premises, were set up as follows for the school year 2014 / 2015:
For the holidays of All Saints: 200 euros (with accomodation 300 euros)
For Christmas holidays: 250 euros (with accommodation 350 euros)
For the holidays of Carnival: 200 euros (with accommodation 300 euros)
For the Easter holidays: 250 euros (with accommodation 350 euros)
For the holidays of mid-May: 100 euros (with accommodation 200 euros)
For the big holidays July and August: 500 euros (with accommodation 600 euros)
The Executive Board voted in favor of the introduction of these tariffs. A deliberation voted unanimously by the Councilors.
Voted unanimously
8) - Participation of the Saint-Martin Community in CUCS projects - 2e ventilation - 2014 program
The Executive Board was called upon to express its opinion on the payment of subsidies to associations working in the field of social cohesion. Thus, ACED, which implements activities in neighborhoods to care for young people and who work in social mediation, received assistance from the community. This grant will be coupled with a state grant.
The Executive Board voted in favor of this deliberation.
Voted unanimously
9) - Awarding exceptional support to the winners of the 2014 Entry Contest at the Nursing Training Institute (IFSI)
The Community of Saint Martin wished to renew the training preparing for the diploma of nurse on its territory at the 2014 school year. However, the provisional budget presented by the IFSI of Pointe-à-Pitre Abymes, which provides these training programs locally, far exceeds the Community's budget estimates. As a result, the Collectivité had no choice but to cancel the training session (1ère année) for September in Saint-Martin. However, the IFSI of Pointe-à-Pitre has accepted to receive in training in Guadeloupe the six candidates of the main list of admission to the competition 2014. The Collective deemed it necessary to accompany these six winners by providing them with an exceptional amount of 5000 euros per training year for a three-year period. An agreement defining the modalities for the payment of this exceptional aid will be signed between the Collective and each beneficiary.
Voted unanimously
10) - Opinion on the draft law on the law of foreigners in France
The bill on the law of foreigners in France, which is submitted to the opinion of the Community of St Martin, reforms and improves the existing provisions on reception and support of foreigners towards integration. Secondly, it simplifies and improves the positive law on the issuance of residence permits, the measures to be taken to make the remoteness of the territory effective, and organizes the bringing together of these new provisions with the regimes specific to the territories of another country, Overseas territories with special status.
Following an interministerial inspection mission commissioned by the government after May 2012, an individualized path taking into account the specific profiles of migrants will be set up instead of the hosting and integration contract established in 2002.
Two new residence cards will be created: the multi-year card of a maximum duration of 4 years can be issued after obtaining a first card of one year, subject to fulfill the conditions. A second multi-year card, the "Passport Talent" card will improve the attractiveness of the French territory for all foreigners with a competence to promote or an economic project to develop. This bill also wants to simplify the classification of categories of foreigners according to their country of origin and their situation.
It is interesting to note that in this bill, deportation to the border, which is sometimes duplicated with the Obligation to Leave the French Territory, will be abolished. The draft also contains an article aimed at bringing the new provisions into line with the legal regimes of the overseas territories.
After deliberation, the Executive Council decided to give an unfavorable opinion on this bill, considering that it would prove inoperative on the territory of the Collectivité, since it was not adapted to the reality of the territory.
Voted unanimously
11) - Opinion on the draft decree relating to the reporting obligations and the competition of intermediaries in tax exemption Overseas
Several forms of tax exemption are foreseen at the national level in favor of investments made in Saint-Martin (Girardin law). Dedicated structures (of the SNC type for example) can benefit from a significant tax advantage due to certain investments leased for a period at least equal to 5 years to operators established in Saint-Martin. In the framework of these "leasing schemes" operated by tax exemption intermediaries, the State may still contribute to the financing of certain productive investments operated in Saint-Martin (rental of vehicles, pleasure craft, construction equipment, equipment transport). The Parliament wished to regulate the profession of fitter or intermediary in tax exemption overseas, and among the new obligations, the companies concerned must be entered in a register kept by the representative of the State in the Community where these companies have their registered office . Transactions must be reported annually to the tax authorities regardless of the amount of the investment, and an ethics charter must be signed. On the basis of a certain threshold (50% of the capital above which the intermediaries must compete, the law obliges the intermediaries to compete for tax exemption). Article 242 septies of the General Code of National Taxes lays down the rules and obligations in this matter.
The purpose of the draft decree is to clarify the terms of the annual reporting obligation and to define the new procedure for calling for competition. These measures lead to greater transparency and better control of tax assistance schemes, except that the special situation of Saint-Martin is not mentioned and that no precision is given on the threshold for competitive tendering In the case of St Martin ??
The Executive Council therefore decided to give a favorable opinion to this draft decree, provided that details were given on these two points of shadow concerning Saint-Martin.
Voted unanimously

12) - Granting of grants to associations working in the seniors and disability sector
The Executive Council has decided to grant a grant to the association Tournesol, which works with children with disabilities, to the association Forever Young, which organizes recreational activities for isolated elderly people and aging people with disabilities , as well as the newly created SXM Autisme, which helps children with autism and raises public awareness about this disease. Finally, the "Network of Surgery and Cicatrization (RC2) for the treatment of chronic wounds and the training of caregivers, will also receive a grant aimed in particular to help fund a telemedicine platform.
Voted unanimously

2014-07-28 Miscellaneous information
Minutes of the Executive Council of Tuesday 1er July 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint Martin met in plenary on Tuesday 1th July 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint Martin. REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF TUESDAY 1er JULY 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint Martin met in plenary on Tuesday 1th July 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin. The elected representatives of the executive have adopted several deliberations emanating from the Sustainable Development pole, the human development pole, the administration and finance division and the services branch.

Sustainable development center
1) - Review of Applications for Use or Land Use
The Executive Council has analyzed a number of land use applications from companies or individuals. Of the nine applications for permits or authorizations for individual houses or businesses, seven were in compliance with the Land Use Plan and received a favorable opinion from the Executive Council.
Voted unanimously
General Directorate of Services

2) - Appointment of Territorial Advisers to the Joint Consultative Commission
The Executive Council appointed the elected members of the joint consultation committee, provided for in the General Code of Territorial Communities in LO 6345-3.
As stipulated by the CGTG, this commission must be composed of an identical number of representatives of the state and representatives of the Community. The representatives of the Community are appointed half by the executive council and half by the groups of elected representatives represented on the territorial council.
For example, 2 Vice-President Ramona Connor and 1er Vice-President William Arnell were nominated by the Executive Council, while elected representatives Daniel Gibbs (TDG) and Louis Fleming (RRR) represent elected representatives of the Territorial Council.
Article 6345-3 of the Organic Law of Saint Martin stipulates that "a joint consultative committee should be set up to deal with all matters, the regulation of which requires coordination of the actions and decisions of the State, And the community of Saint-Martin, on the other. The rules governing the organization and functioning of this commission are specified by decree in the Conseil d'Etat. This joint committee has the role of drawing up a catch-up plan on the renovation and the construction of structuring facilities aiming at economic and tourist development and assessing the respective financial commitments of the State and the community of Saint Martin " .

3) - Grant of equipment grant to Sandy Ground's Youth and Culture Center
Having considered the request made by the Sandy Ground MJC to subsidize a new central air conditioning system for the cinema, the Executive Council decided to allocate an equipment grant to the MJC to cover the entire project Of the expenses related to this work; The sum will be charged to the Community budget.
Voted unanimously
Human Development
4) - Renewal of the Saint-Martin Apprentice Training Center (CFA) creation agreement for the 2313-2018 period.

By agreement dated 23 September 2008, the Community of Saint-Martin has authorized the creation of the first CFA on its territory for a period of five years. In the first quarter of the 2013 school year, the CFA of Saint-Martin welcomed a workforce of 60 apprenticeship students divided into the following sections: Initiation to the Trades by the Alternance (DIMA) - CAP Cold and Air Conditioning 2th year - CAP Cuisine 1ère year - CAP Cuisine 2e year.
The five-year agreement between the CFA and the Community of Saint-Martin having expired, it was necessary to proceed to its renewal. Thus, in accordance with the will of CFA Saint-Martin and the favorable opinion of the Committee on Employment, Apprenticeship, Vocational Training and Professional Integration, meeting the 10 April 2014, the Community Saint-Martin proposes to renew the five-year agreement with the CFA of St Martin for the period 2013-2018. A resolution voted unanimously by the executive councilors.
Voted unanimously
5) - 2013-2014 Operating Grant Allocation at St. Martin's Apprentice Training Center (CFA)
For the 2013-2014 school year, the CFA of Saint-Martin declared that the estimated amount of its theoretical expenses would amount to 265 524 euros. The coefficient of care of the Community is fixed by the five-year agreement at 75%, so that the Community must allocate an operating grant. The Executive Board endorsed this decision. The amount will be charged to the Community budget.
Voted unanimously

Administration and Finance

6) - Registration of the Territorial Archives of Saint-Martin to the Association of French Archivists (AAF), to CARBICA - Caribbean branch of the International Council of Archives - to the Association of Caribbean Historians and to the society of History of Guadeloupe
The inclusion of the St Martin's Territorial Archives within the professional, cultural and heritage networks is an important issue for the development of this new entity of the Saint Martin community administration and to enhance the archive archives by train To be collected.
This integration within these qualitative associations will allow the development of the team's skills (training, reduction on training actions, new experiences), promote the dissemination of knowledge to users, make St Martin known to scientists, Promoting research and publishing knowledge about St Martin. It will also bring Saint-Martin's influence to its partners and outside the territory, in particular by developing networking with archivists in the Caribbean and French-speaking France, and by promoting the dissemination of knowledge to users.
The Executive Council expressed its support for the inclusion of the Territorial Archives within these networks. A vote was taken unanimously.
Voted unanimously

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