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2015-05-13 Cooperation
Official presenting of the police cooperation agreement between Saint-Martin and Sint Maarten

For many years, the leaders of the two sides of the island have wished to set up police cooperation to better understand the common problems of immigration, investigations, prosecution or checks. The parliamentary mission on Saint Martin, initiated by MP Gibbs last year, included the cooperation component in its five major recommendations for the territory. The Government has thus consented to entrust the Parliament with the task of examining this treaty of police co-operation between Saint-Martin and Sint Maarten. Daniel Gibbs, MP for Saint Martin and St. Bartholomew, who was the rapporteur for this project in the Assembly, took advantage of this bipartite meeting to formally hand over to President Aline Hanson and Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs the treaty Ratified the 19 March 2015 by the National Assembly, within the framework of a simplified examination procedure.

This Franco-Dutch agreement on police cooperation is therefore in force, it ratifies the conventions signed previously and establishes a legal framework for cooperation between the two territories.

2015-05-13 Cooperation
Meeting protocol

On Wednesday 22 April 2015, the President of the Territorial Council, Mrs. Aline HANSON, received for the first time in the Collectivity the government of Sint Maarten in full, led by Mr. Marcel Gumbs, Prime Minister.

It was during this protocol meeting to deepen the already existing collaboration between the elected representatives of the two institutions on the one hand, and between the technicians on the other. Although cross-border cooperation is already well underway, President Aline Hanson and her counterpart from the Dutch side, Marcel Gumbs, wanted this rapprochement between elected representatives and heads of services in order to implement a more dense cooperation In targeted sectors such as taxation and the possibility of harmonization of arrangements, the fight against social abuses on one side or the other of the border, the prevention and management of natural risks or cooperation In the area of ​​protection of the territory (crime, health, etc.).

This historic encounter, although initially a purely courteous and formal one, was immediately found to be of interest as the elected officials discussed the issues common to the two territories. Wastewater treatment, coastal protection against clandestine trafficking, comparison of social data to combat joint fraud, joint management of natural hazards, unison work on health and education issues, topics of agreement Have been numerous.

President Aline Hanson and Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs were unanimous on their wish to intensify cross-border cooperation, especially since discussions are already well under way with the French state and Holland. The two elected representatives also welcomed the fact that they had obtained an envelope of European funds specifically dedicated to cross-border projects on the 2014-2020 operational program.

2015-04-11 Culture, Youth & Sports
School Listings 2015-2016


SCHOOL YEAR 2015 / 2016

The Community will inform the parents as part of the preparation of the 2015-2016 school year, students will be enrolled as follows.

Registration in kindergartens:All Sectors combined.

From 5 January to February 5 2015

Children born in 2012 (PS) and 2013 (TPS)

Children born in 2011 and 2010 (MSet GS - not enrolled)

Enrollment in the Preparatory Course (CP):All Sectors combined.

The parents of the children enrolled in GS will withdraw at the school from 26 January 2015, the fact sheet which, duly completed, will be deposited to the 1er degree and school business management between 9 February 13 March 2015.

From 1erJuin to 12 June 2015: Nursery classes

Transfer request: (sibling or home)

From 15 June to 26 June 2015: Elementary classes (CE1 at CM2)

Application for enrollment: (newcomers or enrolled elsewhere)

Application for transfer: (sibling or home)

Transfer requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be granted within the limit of available seats. The files will be analyzed in detail.

List of items to be provided per child for registration or transfer

The application can only be accepted if the application is complete.

- Photocopy of the family booklet or birth certificate (child)

- Photocopy of the vaccination record (pages 90 to 93)

- Photocopy of proof of residence less than 3 months (EDF, Waters, Telecom, other administrative documents, Taxation Notice 2013)

- Attestation of addressing (to be withdrawn at the Sustainable Development Department - Census and Addressing Service - former Hôpital)

- Photocopy of the parents' identity document,

- Photocopy of the judgment for the exercise of parental authority (in case of separation, divorce, ...) and the identity document of the ascendants or the persons legally responsible.

- Medical certificate of aptitude for life in school (children born in 2012 and 2013).

- Certificate of education or cancellation (in case of change of public or private school)

Certificates of registration are to be withdrawn from:
8 June 2015 for kindergartens and 22 June 2015 for elementary

Public Reception Schedule
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8h30 to 15h00 and Wednesday and Friday from 8h30 to 14h00

2015-04-11 Culture, Youth & Sports
School Listings 2015-2016

The President of the Community, reminds parents of children aged 2 years and older, that as part of the 2015-2016 school year, enrollments began since the 5 January 2015. Since that date very few parents have registered their children, which is why it is now urgent that all parents who have not yet done their enrollment approach get closer to the Directorate of Education, located in the old From the seafront, 22 rue de la Liberté Marigot.

It is for parents to bring the following components:

Photocopy of family booklet or birth certificate (child)

Photocopy of the vaccination record (pages 90 to 93)

Photocopy of proof of residence of less than 3 months (EDF, Waters, Telecom, other administrative documents, Taxation Notice 2013)

Attestation of addressing (to be withdrawn at the Sustainable Development Department - Census and Addressing Service - former Hôpital)

Photocopy of the parents' identity document,

Photocopy of the judgment for the exercise of parental authority (in case of separation, divorce, ...). And the identity document of the ascendants or legally responsible persons.

Medical certificate of aptitude for life in school (children born in 2012 and 2013).

Certificate of education or cancellation (in case of change of public or private school)

2015-04-11 Culture, Youth & Sports
The Community is working on the 2015 vocational training program

Since 2007, the Community of Saint-Martin exercises the skills devolved to the territories in the matter of vocational training. Within the framework of the 2015 budget guidelines, the President of the Territorial Council, Mrs Aline HANSON, made education and training the focal points of the Community's action for the 2015 year.

Indeed, the Collectivité has made a commitment to provide its population with tools enabling it to raise its level of qualification and thus increase its chances of a sustainable professional insertion.

The training program responds perfectly to this objective and allows the Collective to offer remobilization and qualifying training.

Thus, in order to adapt training to the needs of the economy, discussions took place over a period of eight months with the partners (administrative, institutional, socio-professional ...). Meetings and meetings with partners were organized with the aim of identifying the short- and medium-term training needs of jobseekers in the territory.

The last meeting took place on Tuesday 31 March 2015 in the Community, it was aimed at restoring and updating the data collected during the various stages of the census.

Once the training census is finalized, the Community will launch the calls for tenders to select the training organizations. The first training sessions will thus begin in the last quarter 2015. This training plan will be largely financed by the European Social Fund (ESF), whose total envelope for the 2014-2020 period amounts to 15M €.

The President of the Territorial Council, Ms Aline HANSON, would like to thank all those who took part in this work in favor of vocational training (Pole Emploi, the Prefecture Social Cohesion Cluster, CCISM, the Building and Civil Engineering Association, AHSM, METIMER, Association of fishermen of St Martin, Port of commerce of Galisbay and the various Poles of the Collectivity).

2015-04-08 Culture, Youth & Sports
Intervention by the President to be recorded for broadcast on radio

Dear Parents,

The schooling of your children must necessarily be ensured. It is a matter of guaranteeing their future, their awakening, their entry into society, and above all their education through quality education.

It is therefore up to you to enroll them as soon as possible in the school. I remind you that the registration period was from 5 January to 5 February 2015. To date, my services have informed me that we have only a few registered children. I invite you to go to the annex of the Community, to the old seaside school 22 rue de la Liberté in Marigot, to register your children as soon as possible, failing which classes will be closed. I know that many of us have obligations and do not always find the time to carry out these administrative procedures, yet the Rectorate is already reporting the closure of 5 classes on the island, Registered to date. So I decided to extend the registration deadline by a few days, so that you can complete this formality as soon as possible.

I know I can count on your unfailing involvement and your sense of duty in the good and the interest of our children. The services of the Community, in the annex of the Seaside, will welcome you from Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to 15h.

2015-03-31 Cooperation
A constructive exchange with MEP Maurice Ponga

Traveling to the Caribbean region during the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) conference held in Tortola, Virgin Islands, MP Maurice Ponga took advantage of his presence in the region to make a Stop in Saint-Martin, where he was received on 26 last February by President Aline Hanson.

This visit of courtesy has created a valuable link between the Community of Saint Martin, which is an Ultraperipheral Region of Europe (RUP), and a member of the European Parliament. Especially since Maurice Ponga is a native of New Caledonia and represents the Pacific section of the Overseas Territory in the European Parliament.

Among the issues addressed, the issue of European funds has been widely discussed. President Hanson referred to PO 2014-2020 (54,4 M € in favor of Saint-Martin under the ERDF / ESF), and the fact that Guadeloupe remained the managing authority for this Operational Plan, despite the creation of A dedicated axis for Saint-Martin. The President also took advantage of this meeting to explain to the Member the legal issues encountered by the Community in Europe, in particular concerning the request for the creation of a NUTS Code for Saint Martin which has not yet been finalized. As the treatment of ordinary law for our Collectivity which is sometimes prejudicial to it. The implementation of the Cross-Border Cooperation OP with Sint Maarten (EUR 10 million) was also presented to the MEP, who found it very wise that joint projects with our neighbors in Sint Maarten could be initiated with European funds in The goal of catching up on infrastructure (sanitation, drinking water, etc.).

The President also told the MEP her wish to see Saint-Martin one day become a territory of observation, in fields as varied as education, marine biodiversity, sustainable energy; Maurice Ponga assured the President of her support to Brussels "to advance the files of Saint-Martin".

2015-03-31 Culture, Youth & Sports
A study returned to the state on the renovation of the 19 School restaurants of the Community

The 11 February 2015, the 4 Vice-President of the Territorial Council, Mrs. Rosette Gumbs-Lake, in charge of the Territorial Fund for School Works (CTOS) presented the QUIDORT study to the general secretary of the prefecture, Matthieu Doligez. This study carried out by the CTOS makes a detailed inventory of the conformity of the 19 school restaurants of the Community which the CTOS is in charge.

This study made it possible to draw up an inventory of these 19 school restaurants which are supplied with meals by the Central Kitchen, but which - as reminded Mr Elie Touzé, quality manager in charge of the follow-up of this file - are not All of which comply with current hygiene and food safety regulations. An accurate diagnosis was therefore made for each facility, and while some require small improvements, others require a complete refurbishment. The compliance of these school restaurants was evaluated at 4 171 258,22 euros (not counting the restaurant of the school Nina Duverly which will have to benefit from more substantial works). It will be gradually achieved through State / COM co-financing via the 2014-2020 development contract.

According to Vice-President Rosette Gumbs-Lake, a first amount of 500000 € has been released and will allow 2015 to start work on the rehabilitation of Kindergarten and 1 elementary school in the district of XNUMX, Orleans. The restoration of the other restaurants will be done gradually at the rate of two structures per year. It is important to note that this study was carried out in consultation with the Veterinary Services and the Sea and Sustainable Development Service (STMDD).

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.

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