Press Releases

2015-03-27 Security and Prevention
Reminder to the regulations Burning green waste

Following the incident on Friday 6 February 2015 near the Grand Case airport requiring the intervention of firefighters, the public is reminded that open burning of household waste and green waste is strictly Prohibited throughout the territory of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin. (Territorial Decree No. 99-2013 of the 15 May 2014 + 18 Nov. 2011 Circular on Prohibition of Open Burning of Green Waste).

The burning of green waste can cause neighborhood disturbances generated by smells and smoke, harmful to the environment and health, and may cause a fire to spread. More specifically, burning in the open air is a source of significant emissions of pollutants.

Landscaping companies and landscapers are also obliged to eliminate their green waste in ways that respect the environment and the regulations: by grinding on site, bringing waste to the ecosite of Grandes Cayes , Or by direct valuation. Under no circumstances should they be burned.

It should also be borne in mind that Article L. 541-21-1 of the Environmental Code obliges persons who produce a significant quantity of bio-waste to ensure their valorization, since 1XXXXXXXXXX, which excludes any disposal Of their green waste by burning.

In the event of non-compliance with the provisions of the decree, the offenses duly certified by the sworn personnel of the Collectivité de Saint-Martin, the territorial police or the gendarmerie shall be verbalized in accordance with the provisions of Articles R.610.5, R. 632-1, R. 635-8 and R.644-2 of the Penal Code and article L. 1311-1 of the Public Health Code.

2015-03-21 Town planning
VERDESXM presents its new website

The Community of Saint-Martin - Environment and Life Framework - works in partnership with the company VERDESXM, which manages the ecosite of Grandes Cayes, in order to raise public awareness of waste treatment and selective sorting.

In order to inform as many people as possible about the work carried out after the collection of the various wastes on the island, VERDESXM modernized its website offering a quick and friendly reading. A good place was given to the tools of the Collectivity (timetables of the waste collection, card of the PAV, etc.) so that the general public finds all the information possible on the treatment of waste in Saint-Martin. It should be noted that VERDESXM also maintains an information page on the social network FACEBOOK, which focuses on ecosite news.

To consult the website:

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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.

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