Press Releases

2015-09-28 Solidarity and Family
Blue Week, from 12 to 18 October 2015

Blue Week, from 12 to 18 October 2015

As part of 2015 National Retirees and Seniors Week, the Saint Martin Community is organizing, in collaboration with EHPAD Bethany Home, Blue Week, from 12 to 18 October 2015. The theme this year is "Health is in the air, Health is in the air".

Like every year, events and leisure activities will be organized to entertain the elderly of the territory. Sunday mass, barbecue on the beach, visit to the market, zumba classes, recreational day and group lunch, several fun activities will be offered throughout the week.

In parallel to these activities, the Solidarity & Families cluster will offer three information nights on the rights of the elderly; The first of these meetings will take place during the blue week, on Wednesday 14 October 2015, in Marigot-St James (council of district n ° 5). The two other information nights will be organized on 28 October and 18 November 2015, in Grand Case and Quartier d'Orléans.

During these public meetings, the services of the Collectivity will communicate on the existing social aids for retired people, but also people with disabilities, and will answer the questions of the citizens. The public is invited to come.

The three information meetings will take place:

Wednesday 14 October 2015 from 18h to 19h30: District Council N ° 5 in St-James
Wednesday 28 October 2015 from 18h to 19h30: Council of quarter N ° 1 in Quartier d'Orléans
Wednesday 18 November 2015 from 18h to 19h30: District Council N ° 2 in Grand Case


2015-09-18 Town planning
Parking in blue zone: The community launches ground marking work

The technical services of the Community of Saint-Martin will begin on Thursday 24 September 2015, the work of marking on the ground and installation of information panels, aiming to delimit the blue zone of parking, in downtown Marigot. This first step will require a month and a half of work. Commissioning of the blue zone is planned for mid-November, just before the start of the new tourist season.

The creation of a blue parking zone is the first measure initiated by President Hanson and his team in the context of the revitalization of downtown Marigot. It was acted by deliberation of the executive board, the 05 May 2015. This new territorial regulation will come into force in mid-November, and will concern about 450 parking spaces.
The new blue zone will aim to regular parking in downtown Marigot, initiating a continuous rotation of vehicle parking. A measure that aims to boost parking in the heart of Marigot and thus allow tourists to park more easily.
Public parking places for the following lanes will be affected by the blue zone:

- the squares of the Boulevard de France of the 1 number up to the rue des pêcheurs,
- all the squares of the Rue de la République,
- all the squares of the Rue de la Liberté,
- all the squares in the rue du Général de Gaulle,
- all the places on Saint-James Street,
- all the squares of the street of President Kennedy,
- all the places of the street Victor Maurasse,
- all the squares of the street of the town hall.


In the zones indicated, any driver leaving his vehicle parked shall be required to use a parking time control disc. This record shall be affixed prominently to the front of the parked vehicle without the personnel assigned to the surveillance of the public road having to engage on the road to read it. He must show the time of arrival at the same time as the parking time limit. The disc must be removed as soon as the vehicle is recirculated. The maximum parking time in the blue zone is set to 1 30 time, from 8h00 to 18h00 every day except Sunday and public holidays.

The means of control "disk" will be made available to the administrators on the basis of one record per household free of charge. Any additional disk will be invoiced 1 € with the services of the Collectivity. The discs were ordered and are expected to arrive in early November.

The blue zone will be indicated by signs at the entrance to the zone and the streets. A shuttle service serving the city center from the Galisbay car parks and the Tourist Office will be set up by the Community, simultaneously with the blue zone being put into operation.

2015-09-15 Culture, Youth & Sports
The Territorial Archives inform you

Within the framework of the European Heritage Days, the 18, 19 & 20 September 2015, the Territorial Archives of the Community of Saint-Martin organize A guided tour of Fort Louis, Saturday 19 September, from 17h to 18h30, (Rendez-vous at the foot of Calvary in Fort Louis).

Also within the framework of the European Heritage Days, the Territorial Archives organize A conference, Friday 18 September, to 18h30. It is a conference entitled " Archives, sources of stories. How to use the archives to understand and write the history of his family, his house, his island. How to archive to research my history "Animated by Stéphanie Dargaud, Heritage Curator and Director of Territorial Archives.

Saturday 19 September to 9h30, The Territorial Archives will The prizes for the BCD / extracurricular drawings competition On the theme of archeology. The drawings made by students of CE2, CM1 and CM2 will be exhibited at the Territorial Archives (Concordia Media Library Building).
Finally, Exceptional guided tours of the Territorial Archives Are proposed, Saturday 19 September, from 10h to 11h (in English) and from 11h to 12h (in French)). Pre-registration required by phone to the 0590 87 66 60.
The Territorial Archives invites all those who wish to participate in this event.

2015-09-11 Town planning
Commissioning of the 14 Animal Pound at 29 September 2015

The Community of Saint-Martin informs the population that the next catch of dogs strayed on the public road by the territorial pound will take place from Monday 14 to Tuesday 29 September 2015.

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.

2015-09-09 Town planning
Cleaning of brown algae in the bay of Cul de Sac

The Community of Saint-Martin informs the residents of the area of ​​Cul de Sac that the collection and spreading of brown algae (so-called Sargasses) was once again carried out in the area of ​​the landing stage of Cul Of Bag, during the period from Thursday 03 to Monday 07 September 2015.

Pending the beach cleaning operations will soon be carried out by the Green Brigade, who will speak in this heavily impacted by the phenomenon sector, cleaning operations using an excavator will be regularly carried out in the weeks are coming.

The State and the Community of Saint Martin make every effort to best address this environmental problem and meet the expectations of the population.

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

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

2015-09-01 Culture, Youth & Sports
Back to the Convention Convention CNOUS-CROUS

As part of its youth policy, the Saint Martin Community has signed an agreement with the CNOUS / CROUS, which aims to improve the conditions for the reception and settlement of students from Saint Martin who come to study In the Hexagon. Thus for this 2015 re-entry, the Collectivité invites young Saint-Martin students who are in the following difficulties:

- Waiting for a decision in relation to the scholarship file after the established deadlines

-Waiting for an assignment of residence in university residence in the Hexagon.

To get closer to the team of the Maison de Saint-Martin based in Paris, so that she can intervene with the CNOUS to solve these situations.

The Maison de Saint-Martin in Paris is located at 54 rue de Varenne, it can be reached by the 01 40 48 29 60.

2015-08-31 Culture, Youth & Sports
Sports Open House

Open Doors of Sports, the 12 September in Quartier d'Orléans and the 19 September in Marigot!

The Saint Martin Community and its Youth and Sports Department organize two major information days to promote the sport activities proposed on the island. The first Open Day will be held at the Thelbert Carti Stadium on 12 September 2015 Saturday, 9h to 13h, and the second 19 September 2015 in the 9h Omnisport Hall at 15h. The aim of this event is to raise the awareness of the general public, and in particular youth, about sport.

Numerous sports associations will be present during these two information days, in order to inform the families about the activities offered to the public. Collective sports, individual sports, martial arts, water sports and other disciplines, will be available to the public to give as much information as possible.

Once again this year, the Saint-Martin Community has made it a point of honor to decentralize the Sports Doors in Quartier d'Orléans, so that young people from this outlying area are not forgotten and can benefit from the same service.

The Youth and Community Sports Department invites you to come and discover the sports disciplines practiced in Saint-Martin and to meet the leaders of associations in order to register your children.

The Youth and Sports Department of the Community is at your disposal for any additional information, at the 0590 29 54 14

2015-08-31 Economy
Vocational training

The Collectivité de Saint-Martin informs jobseekers that, as part of the launch of the 2015 / 2016 Territorial Professional Training Program, two information days will be organized according to the following schedule:



Thursday 03 September 2015 at the Quarter House of Orléans Quarter - from 09h00 to 14h00


Friday 04 September 2015 at the Sandy Ground Cultural Center - from 09h00 to 14h00



Do not hesitate to come and learn about the training opportunities offered by the Saint Martin Community.

For further information, please contact the Employment, Learning and Vocational Training Department at 0590 29 59 24.

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The Community of St. Martin The 2015 / 2016 Territorial Professional Training Program, according to the schedule:

- Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the district House in French Quarter - from 9: 00 am to 2: 00 pm
- Friday, September 4, 2015 At the Cultural Center Of Sandy Ground - from 9: 00 am to 2: 00 pm

Do not hesitate to come and get out of training offered by the Community of St. Martin.

For more information, please contact the Direction for Employment, Learning and Training: 0590 29 59 24.

2015-08-28 Economy
Help breeders - Drought

The Community of Saint-Martin, in partnership with the Association for the Development of Livestock and Promotion of Local Agricultural Products, informs breeders and holders of bovine, ovine and caprine animals about the implementation of palliative aid To the drought of 2015, in the form of food distribution.

To benefit from this assistance, breeders and holders of ruminant animals in the territory of the Community are requested to contact Mr Elie TOUZE or Mr Alfred FLANDERS at the Community Economic Development Center, located at the Port of Galisbay, before On Thursday 03 September 2015, deadline of rigor.

Telephone contact: 0590.29.56.10

The community of St. Martin, in partnership with the Association for Livestock Development and Promotion of Local Agricultural Products, informs farmers and cattle, sheep and goats owners that a special assistance has been put in place due to drought, as food distribution.
To receive this assistance, the owners of ruminant animals of St Martin can contact Mr. Elie TOUZE or Mr. Alfred FLANDERS, at the Economic Department of the Community of St. Martin, located at the Port of Galisbay, before Thursday, September 3, 2015, strict limit.

Phone contact: 0590.29.56.10

2015-07-26 Town planning
Sargasses: Community Cleans Cul-de-Sac Bay

The community, through the company SDL (Soc. Dormoy Lewis), has undertaken the cleaning of the bay of Cul-de-Sac, one of the most crowded places of algae sargas. This work began last Saturday, and will end on Wednesday 29 next July. Sargasso storage is carried out at the Fish Day car park and the algae will be transported to the Eco-site before being processed and transformed into Compost by the sorting center.

In addition, a field trip to the Orient Bay took place yesterday morning, in order to arrange the upcoming beach cleaning.

At the same time, the call for proposals concerning the future teams that will constitute the Green Brigades in charge of the collection have been launched. The deadline for submission of the project is 07 August 2015.

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