Press Releases

2018-07-18 Reconstruction
Reconstruction: a CAUE architect available to the public

The community of Saint-Martin informs you that a consulting architect of the Council of Architecture of Town Planning and Environment (CAUE) will be in Saint-Martin to advise the people who need information for their project of reconstruction or construction every last Friday of the month.

The permanence will be open Friday 27 July 2018, from 9 hours to 12 hours, in the premises of the new administrative city of the community (Planning and Urban Planning Department), rue Fayel in Concordia. The next permanence will take place on August 31 2018.

This consulting architect is present in Saint-Martin every last Friday of the month. His advice is free, do not hesitate to come and get the information you need.

2018-07-18 Major Hazards
9 safe shelters for 1700 people in case of cyclone

The hurricane season is here and the time is up for preparation. If the current state of your home after Irma does not allow you to feel safe in the event of a hurricane and you do not have the opportunity to be housed in a third party during the confinement phase, the Community you invite you to go to the nearest safe shelter.

The list of 9 safe cyclonic shelters

Émile Choisy School - Concordia - 200 People

Evelina Halley - Marigot - 200 people

Marie-Amélie Leydet School - Concordia - 50 People

Clair Saint-Maximin School - Orleans District - 260 persons

Hervé Williams School - Concordia - 160 People

Marie-Antoinette Richards School - Rambaud - 90 People

School district - La Savane - 340 people

Former Gendarmerie (Concordia Road) - 200 people

ASMT - Anse Marcel - 200 people

Guidelines for safe shelter use

The shelters have water and foodstuffs (biscuits, bananas ...), as well as folding camp beds, but not in sufficient quantity for their capacity of 1700 people. Everyone remains responsible for their own comfort during their stay in the shelter.

It is therefore essential to arrive in the shelter with provisions ready to eat: water, fruit juice bricks, bricks or tubes of milk, bread, rusks, biscuits, energy bars, chocolate bars, compotes, peanut bags ...

For young children, provide baby bottles, milk, jars, as well as diapers and toiletries, a plastic bowl and, possibly, ongoing medical treatment.

It is necessary to prepare a bag with his belongings: cutlery, toiletries, wipes, towels, sheets or blanket, pillow, first aid kit (dressings, disinfectant, compresses, regularly used drugs ...), a flashlight and a battery transistor. Folding or personal inflatable beds are allowed and even encouraged. Expecting earplugs is a good idea.

Do not forget identity documents, important papers, medicines and prescriptions in case of medical treatment in progress, as well as health and / or vaccination booklet.

People undergoing heavy medical treatment or having significant health problems will have to approach their doctor or the hospital in time to judge what to do.

Before leaving home, it is important to warn your neighbors and relatives of your destination. Also, do not forget to secure your home by cutting water and electricity and getting inside all moving objects, which could turn into a projectile.

In a safe shelter, the rules of life in society are de rigueur: civism, hygiene, friendliness, respect for others.

Alcohol and tobacco are prohibited.

The use of fire, weapons or sharp objects is prohibited.

Containment is mandatory and applies to everyone.

The officials designated by the Collectivité are the only interlocutors of the command post.

The presence of territorial police officers will be considered for good order and security.

2018-07-18 Major Hazards
Cyclonic season: To prepare is to protect oneself!

Although we already knew it, the Irma phenomenon painfully made us aware of the importance of preparing our environment for a possible cyclone. To minimize the consequences of strong winds and torrential rains, here is the list of essential actions that the Community is urging you to practice today.

• Clean and secure the surroundings of your home and garden.

• Prune trees nearby.

• Evacuate all bulky items - sheets, planks, scrap metal - that could become dangerous projectiles during strong winds.

• Check and if necessary consolidate the roof of your house, as well as the attachment of the sheets and replacing or adding screws every 50 centimeters.

• Check the shutters and if there are none, provide plywood guards to protect your windows and windows.

• Consolidate the house at the doors and windows.

• Make sure the channels and gutters are well maintained for good drainage.

• If you live in a flood zone, be sure to prepare in advance a protection system that will help reduce water penetration into your home: metal plates, sandbags, silicone.

• Designate a safe room without a window or door to the outside in case your home becomes weak.

• Organize your eventual evacuation and talk about it right now to the person close to you who could host you in an emergency.

• Build and store in a safe place a sufficient and long-term food reserve: rice, canned food, sugar, oil, biscuits ... As well as food for babies and animals.

• Provide a reserve of drinking water, at least 10 liters per person per day.

• If you usually cook with electricity, get a small gas stove.

• Have a radio and electric lights with a battery of batteries, or even a small generator with a small supply of fuel.

• Store in a defined and accessible place equipment and tools likely to be useful after a cyclone: ​​ax, saw, nails, hammers, tarpaulins, plywood ...

• Have a first aid kit: dressings, disinfectant, cotton wool, compresses, tape, and your medications if you are undergoing medical treatment.

• Check that your home and your vehicle are well insured.

• Make sure you and those around you are familiar with the safety instructions.

2018-07-17 School transport
Opening of school bus registration for the 2018-2019 year

The Community of Saint-Martininforme the parents of the students of the opening as of Monday 16 July 2018, enrollments to the school transport, for the school year 2018-2019.

The registration form is to be withdrawn from the Human Development pole - school affairs department - located at the annex of the Collectivité, rue de la Liberté in Marigot (Seaside).

2018-07-16 Scholarships / Schools / Education
Mobility aid 2018-2019

2018-07-11 Proceedings of the Executive Board
11 Territorial Council July 2018

2018-07-05 Information / Administration
Information note for users of the Marigot Sea Front: Festivities of 14 July 2018

2018-07-05 Reconstruction
The end of the school year has come, work can begin!

Who remembers the state of schools after Irma's passage? Who can still think today that these establishments are in the same state as there are 10 months?

President Daniel Gibbs recalls that the 17 institutions that can accommodate students in the aftermath of Irma have all been repaired urgently so that the back to school can take place on 06 November 2017, 2 months after the hurricane. Emergency work for 2 millions of euros all the same, which will now leave room for major work during the summer, for an amount of 9,5 million.

For clarification, there is no need for an "over-the-counter" procedure to launch these repair projects (this procedure was also granted by the State for emergency work, until 31 December 2017), in accordance with to the legislation in force, the community has called for tenders to carry out all the work of the schools. These markets are ready, for obvious questions of student safety, it was just waiting for the end of the school year to start the sites.

It should be remembered that 95% of the buildings of the Community were damaged. Of these, the 20 schools on the island were all heavily impacted and 3 of them were destroyed: Nina Duverly Elementary School, Marigot, Emile Larmonie Elementary School and Soualiga College, at Cul de Sac. In fact, the past school year has been complicated and disrupted for all.

As a reminder, the only elementary schools that have completed the 2017-2018 school year with the implementation of rotating schedules are those of Sandy Ground: Jérôme Beaupère nursery school and Aline Hanson Elementary School. The community has been able to find solutions for other institutions. Note that the management of the school complex has finally agreed to the installation of 4 prefabricated rooms that will be set up this summer to not interfere with the school community. The Fondation de France will deliver 4 additional prefabricated rooms for September.

It is also important to note that the community did not receive "astronomical sums" for the reconstruction of its schools. On the contrary! The envelope of 33M € evaluated with the State and the DI-R for the reconstruction of the Saint-Martin school park was finally reduced to 15M €, during the Interministerial Meeting of March 2018. Recall that with this sum, the community is supposed to repair 17 schools and rebuild a college and two schools, while a single college 900 costs on average 20M € and a school on average 4M €.

The President of the Community and its Vice President in charge of Education Annick Pétrus have made it a priority to make every effort to ensure that the next September 2018 comes under optimal conditions.

This is a strong commitment communicated several times by the President and his Vice President, for which 9.5M € were released in the budget of the Collectivité. The objective is to proceed in July and August to the repairs and reconstructions that are required in the 17 schools still standing. The works will consist of the renovation of roofs, joinery, electricity, painting, fences. The community will be communicating soon about the work done in each school.

In terms of sports equipment, a rehabilitation program was launched under the aegis of the 1ère Vice President, Valérie Damaseau. The community has focused on the refurbishment of the sports hall at the Jean-Louis Vanterpool stadium, which will be ready for September, and which will be able to host school sports (basketball - volleyball - badminton - handball and footsal). The football stadium will be ready with a restoration of the ground and the restoration of the roof of the stands. The sports plateaus of the island will be delivered between September and November 2018. Following the mandatory building control and asbestos diagnosis phase, the Galisbay Omnisports Hall will have to be demolished. A first phase will be to demolish the roof in July.

President Daniel Gibbs and all the territorial council elected members warmly thank all the students and their families, but also the educational community for the understanding and patience they showed during this troubled school year. The President and his Vice President make every effort during the two months of vacation for the completion of these projects and a return to classes under the best auspices, Monday 03 September.

2018-07-03 Sport
Closure of sports trays for work

The community of Saint-Martin informs users of sporting plateaus, individuals and associations, of the temporary closing of the Thelbert Carti stadium in Orléans, Orléans, Concordia and Sandy Ground during the months July and August, for works.

The summer period is being used by the community for a complete renovation of these public infrastructures to allow young users and sports associations to return to their habits, as of the beginning of September.

The community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

2018-07-03 Culture, Youth & Sports
Registration for the Soirée des Laureates 2018

New Graduates Invited to Register Between 09 and 16 July

As part of the organization of the "2018 Laureates Evening" reward evening, the Saint-Martin Collective invites high school students who have obtained their Baccalaureate and 2nd cycle students who have obtained their post-baccalaureate diploma (BTS, DUT, License, Master 1, Master 2 or Doctorate), to register with the Youth and Sports Department of the Community, located in the annex of the Collectivité (Citée administrative), rue Fayel in Concordia. This registration will allow them to participate in the Laureates night, which will be held on Friday 20 July 2018.

Registrations will be open between Monday 09 July and Friday 16 July 2018 from 08h30 to 13h30the winners must have a copy of their identity documents and proof of their success.

The Community of Saint-Martin will be delighted to reward the new graduates of the territory, during this evening dedicated entirely to them.

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