Press Releases

2015-03-13 Town planning
Inauguration of the approved vehicle end-of-life center

In the presence of Vice-President and Senator Guillaume Arnell, the VHU approved center was inaugurated at the Grandes Cayes ecosite, thus allowing the carcasses to be treated in a sustainable manner.

The center was financed by the Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME), the ERDF and Verde SXM; The Community is responsible for the cost of processing vehicles, this service is free for individuals.

A successful environmental initiative, which will be rid of roadside carcasses, but also for public health, carcasses of mosquito nest vehicles that are conducive to the development of dengue and chikungunya.

It should be noted that the vehicles, when cleared, are transported to Métropole to be crushed, thus recycling 95% of the materials that make up the vehicle.

2015-03-11 Security and Prevention
Four newly trained territorial police officers

Initial training as Territorial Police Guard was initiated in 2014 and successfully validated by four candidates from Saint-Martin. Ericka Daniel, Francis Duzanson Perez and Jason Paredes, now join the ranks of the Territorial Police of Saint Martin, bringing the number of police officers working to 4.

Encouraged by the Community of Saint-Martin who wishes to expand the ranks of its territorial police, the four recipients received their certificate of formation, Wednesday 11 March 2015 at the hotel of the Collectivity, from the President of the Territorial Council Aline Hanson , 3 Vice-President Wendel Cocks, DGS Philippe Millon, HRD Vernon Roper, DGA of the General Administration division Myrna Nicolas, Henoc Patrick in charge of the CLSPD and Chief of Territorial Police Albert Conner.

Also present were Mr. Hugues Magloire, Deputy Director of the Guadeloupe Regional Delegation of the CNFPT, in charge of Training, and the promotional trainer Mr. Rosnel. They congratulated the four recipients, who showed a real motivation And an unwavering involvement in the six-month training they have taken in Guadeloupe.

During her speech, President Aline Hanson congratulated each of the four new police officers for having chosen to protect the population and to be involved in the security of the territory, recalling that "the profession of policeman was a profession of daily commitment which Involves risks, a noble profession ".

As she does in each of her interventions on the theme of security, the President called on parents and all citizens to take responsibility for crime prevention and to engage The security of the territory.

"Safety is a domain of the state, but the community must play its role in prevention. The elected officials work for this, new police officers are trained to give the territorial police new recruits. But security is also everyone's business, everyone has to get involved on a daily basis in favor of its territory, "she said.

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 (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

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.

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