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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.

To consult the website:

To view the Facebook page:

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.

In her address, President Aline Hanson congratulated each of the four new police officers for choosing to protect the population and to get involved in the security of the territory, recalling that "the job of policeman was a day-to-day job of commitment. 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 commission of 50 not geometric met in Community, Wednesday 04 March 2015 to 10 hours, to review applications for regularization on 50 not 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 officials and technicians of the Collectivité, the two notarial offices of the territory as well as the representatives of the three neighborhood 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 asking school principals, all teachers and school employees to support this action aimed at educating our youth at an early age about the importance of selective sorting and the respect of the environment.

Saint-Martin Community, Environment and Lifestyle Branch

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