Community President Aline Hanson and her four vice-presidents, Ramona Connor and Rosette Gumbs-Lake, and Guillaume Arnell and Wendel Cocks, received the active leadership of the community on Friday, 15, January 2016, for the traditional Ceremony of the wishes of the executive to the whole population of Saint-Martin. The ceremony was broadcast by local TV and radio stations, so that people could watch the event live.
The 2016 Vows ceremony, which was organized in the City Hall deliberations room, began with the speeches of the five members of the Executive, who presented their guests with a summary of the actions initiated in 2015 and the perspectives Of 2016, within the various centers of competence of the community.
The objective of this unavoidable exercise is to inform the population about the strong political commitments of the majority and the actions undertaken in favor of the territory. In their respective domains, the councilors have listed the main achievements made by the clusters in the key sectors, namely the care of the pupils in Saint-Martin and the action of the neighborhood councils to Mrs. Rosette Gumbs-Lake, economic development for Mr. Wendel Cocks, everything related to social and family support for Mrs. Ramona Connor, sustainable development of the territory for Mr. Guillaume Arnell and the care of youth and Training activities for Mrs. Aline Hanson (see speeches below).
With the speeches delivered, the executive then invited the public to the traditional New Year's cocktail in the Community Gardens, where everyone was able to share the glass of friendship and meet with the local councilors.
As the President and his four Vice-Presidents are reminded, the 2016 year - the last straight line before the 2017 territorial elections - will be a year of concrete projects, like the new school city Robert Weinum, which has just opened its doors on 04 last January, on the impetus of the mandature, and Carbets d'Orient Bay, a project for which the community has invested 3.8 M € in favor of revitalizing the public parcel aw34 Located on the beach. As part of the accompaniment of the youth, the community has begun the renovation of all the sports platforms existing in the working-class neighborhoods, as well as the upgrading to the standards of the Omnisports room of Galisbay, which will be delivered 2016 and can again To host associations and school sports activities.
As part of the COM / ARS Health Plan, it is planned to launch contracts for the installation of Athletic pathways for all public health, from the first quarter 2016. The creation of a medico-social center is also planned, two projects carried out by the Solidarity & Families cluster. Followed by the economic development pole, the revitalization of downtown Marigot has progressed well, with the forthcoming implementation of the first action cards; As well as the major project for the development of Marigot Bay will soon see the launch of the international call for tenders to select the future developers.
The Majority is committed to the realization of all projects are now in the operational phase with one goal: to produce concrete results, to revive the economy and employment for our youth.
After outlining the main issues at the end of the mandate, the Chairperson and her Vice-Chairpersons welcomed the investment of community agents "who are contributing to the growth of the administration", the President insisted, before Wish once again an excellent 2016 year to the partners of the community, to the socio-professionals and to the whole population of Saint-Martin.