President Aline Hanson and 1er vice-president Guillaume Arnell, in charge of sustainable development, would like to publicly thank the authorities in Sint Maarten, in particular Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, for helping the French side in the fight against The fire that broke out on June 16 in the evening at the ecosite of Grandes Cayes, and which spread on Mount Red Rock, devastating fifteen hectares.
The Community of Saint-Martin thanks the firefighters of Sint Maarten who lent a helping hand to the fire brigade of the French party to fight the fire fanned by the wind and threatening some houses. The Community's thanks also go to the Guadeloupe firefighters, gendarmes and police officers who have joined forces with this intervention.
At the scene of the fire, on Wednesday 17 June, Vice President Arnell was able to measure the importance of North South cooperation and the excellent work carried out by the firefighters of the two parts of the island, which mobilized about twenty Of men and 6 fire engines to overcome the flames. A solidarity highly appreciated.
The current drought in the area is particularly conducive to the development of fires, so the population is called upon to be vigilant. The President also pointed out that burning was strictly forbidden on the territory.