Press Releases

2015-03-05 Town planning
The commission of 50 not geometric

In the areas of Sandy Ground, St. James-Marigot, Grand Case and Cul de Sac The 50 non-geometric commission met in the Community on Wednesday 04 March 2015 to 10 hours, to examine the requests for regularization on the 50 Not the King, in the areas of Sandy Ground, St. James-Marigot, Grand Case and Cul de Sac. This commission brought together the representatives of the state services, the elected representatives and technicians of the Collectivité, the two notarial offices of the territory as well as the representatives of the three district councils concerned.
The Saint Martin community began the regularization process several months ago, knowing that about fifty files had already been processed in 2014. The 50 evaluation committee did not examine geometric 137 files last Wednesday, for which a large majority received a favorable opinion. Some of these files had been filed with the 50 pas geometric agency in Guadeloupe, while others had been filed directly with the community instructor. It was therefore a matter for the Committee to take these outstanding issues forward for several months.
The persons being regularized will be notified by mail of the acceptance of their file after validation of the executive board which will meet soon. They will then have to attach to their notary, to carry out the final financial transaction giving them access to the property title.
At the present time, all the files of Cul de Sac and Grand Case have been regularized, while the remaining files concern the Sandy Ground and St James-Marigot sectors. The commission will meet regularly in the coming months, in order to complete this process of regularization on 50 not geometric, a regularization desired and driven by President Aline Hanson and the members of her majority.
 

2015-03-04 Town planning
Raising students' awareness of the environment

Selective sorting bins The Saint Martin Community and its Environment and Lifestyle Directorate inform the population that it has been distributed to all elementary and secondary schools in Saint Martin, Sorting, in order to make pupils aware of the environment by sorting and recycling waste.
The Community is thus asking school principals, teachers and school employees to support this action aimed at educating young people at an early age about the importance of selective sorting and respect for the environment.
 
 
Saint-Martin Community, Environment and Lifestyle Branch

 

2015-03-04 Security and Prevention
Information to the public

Capture of stray or wild animals The Community of St. Martin informs the population of the capture of stray animals on the public road by the pound, between Monday 16 March and Tuesday 31 March 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.
 
 
 
Order of the President
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. In addition, dog owners are required to collect livestock manure on public roads, including gutters, beaches and public green areas. Note that this decree also stipulates that it is forbidden to place food on the street to attract stray or wild animals.
 
 

2015-02-27 Culture, Youth & Sports
Validation of professional achievements now possible in Saint-Martin

The Community of Saint Martin has signed a partnership agreement, the 27 February 2015, on the validation of prior learning (VAE) with the Groupement d'Intérêt Public (GIP) of the academic insertion system and the GRETA of Saint-Martin.

This agreement acts the opening on the territory of a DAVA Antenna, which is the Academic Device of Validation of Acquisitions. DAVA offers the Saint-Martinois in all sectors of activity the opportunity to validate their professional experience and obtain a diploma, a certification or a patent in their field of competence. The DAVA antenna is installed on the premises of the CCISM, within the training area. The creation of this antenna is a considerable asset for Saint-Martin, as it facilitates access to the VAE. It is now enough to register on the digital platform www.francevae.fr (Click on the Saint-Martin territory and follow the instructions). The candidate will then have to attend an information meeting within the DAVA Antenna to start the VAE process. To be eligible for a VAE, the candidate must have at least three years of professional experience in the field of the diploma. Funding for VAE may be provided by the usual training assistance organizations, the Pôle Emploi, the OPCA, or the employee's personal training account.



President Aline Hanson welcomed the creation of the DACA Antenna in Saint-Martin, which will greatly facilitate access to VAE in our territory. It also invited those with some professional experience to take advantage of this new system, which will allow these people to value their achievements and the territory to raise graduates.

The VAE antenna of Saint-Martin can be reached with the 0590 29 12 26.

2015-02-25 Town planning
Presentation of the new Town Planning Code of Saint-Martin

Execution from 1er March 2015

Since the 1er April 2012, the Collectivity has set its rules for urban planning, and as such, it has been decided to draft a new Urbanism Code adapted to the constraints and specificities of Saint-Martin, with a view to clarification And administrative simplification in relation to the National Code.
Various working sessions were held with the elected officials, the Community Services, the State services and the representatives of the public, the planning office in charge of the PLU, the CAUE and the professionals. They enabled the drafting of the new Urban Planning Code.
This document was the subject of public information on the site of the Collectivity and a consultation (cf .: Article 7 of the Constitutional Charter on the Environment).
It was validated by the Planning, Works, Urban Planning and Transport Commission and the Tax Commission before being presented to the Territorial Council and adopted by the latter on 18 December 2014.

To discover the new Urban Planning Code of Saint-Martin, click HERE
 


 

2015-02-24 Cooperation
Saint-Martin at the OCT Conference in Tortola

The outermost region of Saint Martin participated in the regional conference of the OCTs of the Caribbean, the 23 and 24 February 2015 in Tortola in the Virgin Islands. Our Community was represented by the President of the Territorial Council, Mrs. Aline HANSON.



Although Saint-Martin is an outermost region (RUP), the European Commission and the current President of the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTA), Dr Orlando Smith, Prime Minister of the British Virgin Islands, Invited the Community of Saint Martin to the Regional Conference of Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT), which is being held on 23 and 24 February 2015 in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.



This regional conference brought together the Heads of Government and Territorial Authorities of the OCTs of the Caribbean, the representatives of the Member States of which the OCTs are responsible, the countries of the ACP group and the outermost regions (RUPs) (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana and Saint -Martin), as well as regional organizations, the European Investment Bank and financial institutions in the region.

The objective was to enable all the participants to discuss ways and means of strengthening cooperation between the actors in the area and to identify the priorities for action that could receive financial support from the Union European.

The objective of the participation of the ORs and ACP countries in the Caribbean area was to strengthen synergy and coordination between the European Development Fund (EDF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) cooperation programs, . The conference was a platform for discussion to identify opportunities for joint programming between the OCTs, the ACP countries and the ORs.

In this context, cross-border cooperation between Saint Martin and Sint Maarten could serve as a model for all future cooperation projects, which could call for the necessary coordination of the EDF and the ERDF.


2015-02-23 Economy
Eleven Guest Houses Join the Community Standards

Tourism
Friday 20 February 2015: The Community of Saint Martin has organized a ceremony to give twelve owners of Guest Houses / Bed and Breakfast a plaque with the number of stars referenced in the official classification of the Collectivity. After the 2012 executive's hotel standards and the 2013 master restorer, it is now the Guest Houses to integrate the Community's reference classification. This framework was adopted in February 2014 by decision of the Executive Board.

The Guest Houses can now integrate the process and benefit from 1 to 5 stars, whose rankings have been defined by a customer audit. And if this new standard offers official recognition to these establishments, it will above all allow them to improve their offer and their product, the Community having set up a subsidy system for the renovation of guesthouses referenced. Aids evolve according to the number of stars, which will encourage homeowners to improve their services to get a star upgrade. Eleven owners of Guest Houses / Bed and Breakfast have joined the scheme and received their official plaque from the hands of the 3 Vice-President Wendel Cocks, responsible for economic development of the territory, and the elected representative of Tourism, Jeanne Rogers-Vanterpool .

And as mentioned by the two elected representatives, the Guest Houses referential is an integral part of the political project and the tourism development plan carried out by the Mandate. This plan includes the general beautification of the territory, the revitalization of Marigot, the development of the bay, as well as concrete actions to improve the security of the territory. Mrs Rogers-Vanterpool and Mr Cocks warmly thanked the eleven Guest Houses which have integrated the territorial arrangements, as they enrich the tourist offer referenced by the territory, while continuing to perpetrate the quality of reception and the Friendly Island , Which was born in the 50 years thanks to the tradition of the Guest House.

2015-02-22 Culture, Youth & Sports
Closing of Galisbay's Omnisports Hall

From 22 February 2015 to 10 May 2015 The Collectivity of Saint-Martin and its Sports & Youth department inform you about the closing of the Galisbay Omnisports Hall, from 22 February 2015 to 10 May 2015, for work. The room will be fully rehabilitated and brought up to standard, so that during this period of work, no sporting activity can take place on the site.
 
 
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.
 
 

2015-02-21 Cooperation
20th Conference of Presidents of the ORs, Guillaume Arnell recalls the stakes for Saint-Martin

The XXth Conference of Presidents of the ORs met in Guadeloupe, the 04, 05 and 06 February 2015, the Presidents of the Outermost Regions (RUP), including the Community of Saint Martin in the person of 1er Vice-President Guillaume ARNELL representing the President , European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Ms Corina CRETU, as well as representatives of the European Parliament and national governments.

The Conference of the Presidents of the ORs, whose purpose is to defend the specificities and interests of its regions on a European scale, marked the end of the Guadeloupe Presidency and its transition to Madeira . The Presidents also adopted a final declaration highlighting the major challenges facing all outermost regions such as unemployment and youth employment, fisheries regulation, the importance of regional cooperation, accessibility And the need for structural catch-up in infrastructure.

In his various speeches, the 1er Vice-President Guillaume Arnell explained all the sectors that represent real issues of territorial development such as energy autonomy - supported by the European Union, which favors renewable energies and for which the Territories of the ORs have significant potentialities - regional integration as well as trade cooperation with the neighboring territories of the area. He highlighted the contrast between the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and the developmental delays experienced by the Territory in relation to other European regions and, consequently, the Community's desire to promote development comparable to that of other regions which are experiencing A high rate of growth and a sufficient level of equipment and infrastructure.

The 1er Vice-President expressed his satisfaction at the allocation for the first time of an operational program for cross-border cooperation for Saint-Martin, while noting the need to provide suitable modalities for sharing the island, So that it can be implemented. In this connection, he referred to the Commission's reflection on the need for coordination between the outermost regions and third countries, since it was in the region that the island wanted to develop its assets. He finally recalled the need to maintain a stronger partnership with the European Commission.

The Community of Saint-Martin, in the person of Mr Thierry GOMBS, DGA of the human development division, and Mrs Salammbo GUIBERT-SOUTADE, in charge of the DGA, also took part in the thematic session dedicated to employment which Within the framework of the Conference. Following this thematic session, all the ORs adopted an 2015 action plan focusing on the green and blue economy, which reaffirms the need for joint actions and exchanges of good practice in sectors such as: Agriculture and sustainable tourism, the sector of new technologies for waste treatment, alternative energy and maritime resources, which constitute employment-generating sectors. All these orientations were presented to the Presidents of the ORs who reaffirmed the importance that should be given to the employment especially of the youngest and the desire to be endowed with a specific instrument for employment in the outermost regions.

2015-02-18 Miscellaneous information
E-Newsletter n ° 10 - February 2015

The digital magazine of the Community of Saint-Martin Click on the hyperlink below to consult the e-Newsletter of February:
E-newsletter n ° 10 (February 2015) Community of Saint-Martin.pdf

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