Press Releases

2017-02-10 Culture
Light carnival parade: Saturday 11 February, from 19h to midnight

As part of the carnival festivities, it is authorized (Territorial Decree No. 14-2014) to organize a light parade on the public road, on Saturday 11 February 2017 from 19 Hours 00 to Midnight. This parade is organized by the Association "Carnival Festivities of Saint Martin" represented by Mrs MINGAU Claudine, Vice-President, according to the following itinerary:

Departure: -Village of the Carnival in Galisbay,
-Boulevard of Dr Hubert Petit,
- Streets of Holland,
-Republic street,
-Boulevard de France,
-Round Morne Round,
- Kennedy Street,
- Low-Town Streets,
- Streets of Holland,
-Republic street,
-Boulevard of Dr Hubert Petit
Arrival: -Village of the Carnival

Traffic should be regulated on the circuit used by the parade. Interfering vehicles (especially in the narrowest streets) must be moved or, if necessary, removed by the pound if they prevent the progress of the parade.
The Territorial Police is entrusted with the execution of this decree.

2017-02-09 Information / Administration
Requirement for an authorization to leave the territory for minors as of 15 January 2017

Press release from the prefecture:
In an international context marked by the departure of French nationals - some of them minors - to areas of conflict, the Parliament wished to establish a system of prior authorization for the exit from France of minors (Article 49 of Law No. 2016- 731 of 3 June 2016, codified in article 371-6 of the civil code).
From 15 January 2017, any minor who travels abroad without being accompanied by an adult with parental authority, must be provided with an authorization to leave the country.
In the case of a trip abroad, the minor must be provided with his / her identity document (national identity card or passport), an authorization to leave the territory signed by a person having parental authority And a photocopy of the identity document of the legal guardian who signed the exit authorization (Decree No. 2016-1483 of 2 November 2016). The use of the passport alone is no longer considered sufficient.
The authorization to leave the territory will be due for all minors residing in France, whatever their nationality.
This new system complements the judicial measures (prohibition of exit from the territory) and administrative measures of urgency (oppositions to the exit of the territory) making it possible to avoid a possible departure abroad.
The exit authorization form will be accessible on In the event of a false declaration, the signatory of the authorization is subject to the sanctions of articles 441-6 and 441-7 of the penal code.
For more information:
Unit of the spokesperson and press relations: / 01 40 07 26 78
Ministry website:
Social networks:

2017-02-09 Land Use Planning
Work stopped at the intersection of Colombier

The president Aline HANSON regrets that the work of development of the pavement on the RN7, at the intersection of Colombier, have resumed without real reflection on the fluidity of road traffic during the peak hours in high tourist season. The project was therefore lifted until an alternative solution less penalizing for road users was found. A working meeting is planned for this purpose, on Thursday, February 09, with community technicians and service providers. The community will inform the population of the follow-up to this project.
As the chairman pointed out, this work to secure the intersection of Colombier is necessary but they must meet specific requirements and minimize the impact of traffic at a time when road traffic is particularly dense.
The Chairperson would like to apologize on behalf of the community of Saint-Martin to people who have suffered the consequences of congestion, who have been obliged to change their schedule, missed an appointment or a trip during the day Tuesday 07 February and part of the day of Wednesday 08 February 2017.

2017-02-09 Jobs / Training / Reviews
RSMA and Army recruit in Saint-Martin

The Adapted Military Service Regiment (RSMA) and the Army will be in Saint Martin, from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 February 2017, for 4 days of recruitment.
As part of the partnership agreement "Objective 100" with the community of Saint-Martin, the RSMA of Guadeloupe has 105 places of trainees, as of March 2017, for the following courses:
-Conductor all transport: have 21 years, hold a diploma as well as license B for two years. Duration of training: 8 months.
- Administrative Officer, duration 10 months.
-Staff restorer-aide cook, duration 12 months.
-Beaches and waitresses catering, duration 12 months.
-Plumbing plumbing installer, duration 10 month.
-Overall agricultural worker, duration 12 month.
- Hygiene cleaner, duration 10 month.
-Auxiliary life social, duration 10 months.
The incorporation of trainees takes place on March 02 2017, interested persons can already pick up an application file from the service Home - Information-Orientation (AIO) of the Community of Saint-Martin, located rue de Hollande in Marigot (former school Evelyna Halley behind the bus station), from Monday to Thursday between 8h and 15h.
The RSMA briefing will take place, Monday 13 February 2017, from 8h30 to 10h, at the premises of the AIO service. Interested parties are invited to attend.
The Army Information Meeting will take place, Monday 13 February 2017, from 14h to 16h at the premises of the AIO service. Interested parties are invited to attend.
For more information, please contact the AIO service manager at 0590 279481 or the 0690 336106.

2017-02-07 Town planning
Temporary closure of car parks: Permits motorcycle and truck

Temporary closure of Sandy Ground and Galisbay car parks for license tests
As part of the organization of the trailer, non-circulation, motorcycle and truck driver's license events, the Saint Martin Community brings to the public's attention the temporary closure of the parking lots at Sandy Ground and Galisbay , On the following dates:

-Wednesday 15 February 2017 from 07H00 to 12H00 on the entire parking area adjoining the Alberic stadium RICHARDS

-Journal 16 February 2017 from 07H00 to 13H30 on the reserved area of ​​the Galisbay parking lot

These exceptional closures are governed by Territorial Decree No. 1290-2017, dated 12 January 2017 (displayed in community). As such, traffic and parking will be prohibited in these spaces at the dates and times mentioned above.
Please make your arrangements, the vehicles parked on the two car parks after 7 hours can be verbalized and removed by the territorial pound at the expense of the owner.
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

2017-02-03 Containers
Modification of the schedules at the Déchèterie Galisbay Welcome

Note to users of the Galisbay-Bienvenue waste disposal center


Monday 13 February to Friday 03 March 2017
La Déchèterie will be open from Monday to Friday:

From 10h00 -16h00
Saturday: from 10h00 to 14h00

Resumption of the usual schedules

Monday 06 Mars


From Monday 13 March to Wednesday 22 March 2017

The Déchèterie will be open from
Monday to Friday :
From 10h00 to 16h00
Saturday: from 10h00 to 14h00

Resumption of the usual schedules
Vendredi 24 Mars 2017

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Direction

2017-02-01 Waste Management
Reminder: Removal of household waste

The community of Saint-Martin reminds the public that garbage bins have been installed throughout the territory, to allow the residents of the different sectors to deposit their household waste daily.
In order to observe good citizen behavior, respectful of the environment and the neighborhood, it is necessary to place your household waste in the bins provided for this purpose and not on the ground, for obvious reasons of public health. Unauthorized depots of household waste, bulky waste and green waste are prohibited by law (Article L. 541-3 of the Environmental Code).
Disposal of household waste must take place from 18 hours (at sunset), the garbage being picked up every night from 20 hours (7 days on 7).
The Collective reminds artisans, traders and professionals that they are responsible for the disposal of their waste and thanks them for their contribution.
The community of Saint-Martin - Environment and Living Environment - invites people to use the facilities in place, and thanks you for following these guidelines for respecting the living environment of our fellow citizens.

2017-01-19 Territorial Archives
Exceptional Closure of the Research Room of the Territorial Archives

With the entry of new archives at the Territorial Archives of Saint-Martin, the research room will be closed exceptionally to the public, from Monday 23 January 2017 to Friday 27 January 2017, to allow the team to update the instruments of research.
The reopening to the public will take place on Monday 30 January 2017 to 9 hours with, in particular, the possibility to consult the parish registers, returned to Saint-Martin by the Bishopric of Guadeloupe 11 November 2016, on the computers of the research room.
The research room will be closed to the public, but a telephone and e-mail hotline will be provided to respond to requests for communication of documents from the public and administrations:
-Telephone: 0590 87 66 60
The community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

2017-01-16 Territorial Archives
Thanks to the sponsors of the Christmas event d ?? antan.

The Médiathèque and the Territorial Archives of Saint-Martin wish to thank all the sponsors who contributed to the success of their annual event "Old Fashion Christmas - Noël d'Antan", organized on 22 December 2016 Thursday.
Thanks to :
The Community of Saint Martin, Computech, MP Daniel Gibbs, Paul Whit of the 5 Neighborhood Council, Sandy Ground on the Move, Youth Radio 92.5fm, Port of St. Maarten, Walter Plantz, Carl 'n Sons Unique Bakery, Bakery Lainez "Le Pain Authentique", The Taste Restaurant, Enoch's Place, Restaurant Chez coco, Restaurant D'chazo, Scooby's, Subway, Sarafina's, Divico, Sang's Super Center, Mc Donalds, , ACE Mega Center, Mrs. Janneke Wevelaar, Mrs. Agnes Dongen, Rodael Car Rental, Nikki NV, Video Block, Mrs. Catherine BERTHAULT, Sxm VFC Football Club, Chez Marcia & François Restaurant.

Thank you to our Christmas market vendors, all the participants in the program and the many public who share this moment of celebration. A big thank you to all !

The Old Territory Library and Archives of Saint-Martin. "Old Fashion Christmas - Christmas of yesteryear" organized on Thursday, December 22, 2016.
Thanks go to:
The Community of St-Martin, Computech, Mr Daniel Gibbs, Mr Paul Whit, Sandy-Ground on the Move, Youth Radio 92.5fm, Port of St. Maarten, Walter Plantz, Carl Sons Unique Bakery, Lainez Bakery Authentic, Le Goût Restaurant, Chez Coco Restaurant, Chazo Restaurant, Scooby's, Subway, Sarafina's, Divico, Sang's Super Center, Mc Donalds, Domino's Pizza, ACE Mega Center, Mrs Janneke Wevelaar, Mrs Agnes Dongen, Rodael Car Rental, Nikki NV, Video Block, Mrs Catherine BERTHAULT, Sxm VFC Football Club, Chez Marcia & François Restaurant.

Thank you to our Christmas market vendors, Christmas program participants and supporters.
A big Thank you to you all.

2017-01-12 Caregiver Training
Training for family caregivers of Alzheimer's patients

The Solidarity and Family Unit of the Saint-Martin community offers training for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease (or related diseases), in partnership with the France Alzheimer Society of Guadeloupe, the 21 and 27 January and The 04 February 2017, from 9 hours to 16 hours, to the Solidarity & Families pole at Concordia.
The training will take place on Saturday, in order to allow as many people as possible to attend.
The training schedule:
-Samedi 21 January 2017: module 1 and 2
-Samedi 27 January 2017: module 3 and 4
-Samedi 4 February 2017: module 5
To register, simply remove the registration form from the reception desk of the Solidarity and Family Center, Rue Léopold Mingau at Concordia and submit it as soon as possible.
Come to participate in this free training initiated by the community of Saint-Martin.

This training improves the understanding of the disease and its manifestations. In this way, it promotes the dissemination of good practices of care by helping relatives to acquire the gestures and the behaviors adapted to the everyday situations.

The training is for family caregivers who accompany a person with Alzheimer's disease or a related illness on a day-to-day basis. The family carer is faced with a fourfold emotional, psychological, physical and financial burden. The sick person requires vigilance that progressively mobilizes the 24 caregiver hours on 24 and that leads to situations of physical and psychological exhaustion.
The community of Saint-Martin, through the local health contract, wants to accompany family caregivers of Alzheimer's patients (and related diseases), whose number increases each year.
• Family caregivers want to acquire knowledge and skills to accompany patients with dignity. They are looking for solutions to help them manage everyday life.
• The provision of knowledge about the mechanisms and manifestations of the disease can help them understand the behavior of their loved one (repetition of a sentence or a gesture, changes in mood).

Please return your registration form to:
5, Rue Léopold Mingau, Concordia

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