Press Releases

2014-07-28 Miscellaneous information
The European Operational Program 2014-2020

Accessible online
As part of the development of the operational program "European Territorial Cooperation Saint-Martin / Sint Maarten", for the period 2014-2020, a public consultation on the preliminary draft of the program was opened at the request of the Commission European. This consultation aims to inform citizens about the content of the operational program and to obtain their opinions.
To meet this requirement, the Collectivité de Saint-Martin has posted on its website www.com-saint-martin.fr the document relating to this program. For an optimal understanding of the information contained in this document, a French version and an English version are published on the Internet site of the Community until the 31 August 2014. A similar online publication was made on the site of the Prefecture of Saint-Martin and on the site of the government of Sint Maarten.
The document is at this provisional stage, the public, as well as the institutional partners, being able to formulate their opinions and observations by email to 31 August at: europe2020@saint-barth-saint-martin.gouv. fr.
All the observations collected during the consultation period will be examined collegially and integrated, for the most relevant, into the final version of the operational program.




Please consult:
The French version: PO CTE_Pré VF4_FR_31.07.2014.pdf
and the English version: PO CTE_Pré VF4_EN_31.07.2014.pdf

2014-07-06 Miscellaneous information
E-newsletter n ° 4

The digital magazine of the Collectivité de Saint-Martin Consult the e-newsletter of the month of July by clicking on the following link e-newsletter n ° 4 - July 2014.pdf

2014-07-02 Culture, Youth & Sports
ZumFit

A first successful edition! ZumFit: A successful first edition!

The President of the Territorial Council, Mrs Aline Hanson, and the elected delegate for Sports and Youth, Mr Alain Gros-Désormeaux, would like to thank the citizens who participated in the ZumFit event organized by the Community from February to June , In partnership with Semsamar and the association Jeunesse Soualiga.
Initiated by the Sports and Youth Services of the Community, Operation ZumFit, which ran from 21 February to 27 June 2014, won a good public acceptance, which moved in numbers every Friday evening, to Participate in the Zumba sessions in the various neighborhoods of Saint-Martin.
ZumFit's aim was to make the general public, and in particular youth, more aware of the regular practice of sport. A successful bet in the eyes of the organizers, who saw an increasing participation of young people throughout the sessions.
"Our goal was to raise awareness about the importance of practicing sports from an early age. We felt a real emulation around the Zumfit program, which will be renewed next season. We are also planning other sports and health events to meet the growing public demand for this type of collective event, "said Priscilla Bade, director of the Youth Service of the Community.
"The decentralization of the demonstration in the neighborhoods has been beneficial for everyone," said Jean-Marie Palvair, Head of Mission at the Sports Department. "Everyone has the opportunity to take advantage of this free Community program. Some young people followed each session with fervor, and discovered a passion for Zumba, which could ultimately lead them to become professional in this field.

The Community would like to thank its partners Semsamar, the Soualiga Youth Association, and Stéphanie Agulo (SXM Zumba FWI), as well as all those involved in the success of this first edition of ZumFit.


2014-06-23 Solidarity and Family
The Territorial Assises of Social Work

The Social Work Conference will be held on 26 June 2014, in Guadeloupe
The Social Work Conference will be held on 26 June 2014, in Guadeloupe

The Guadeloupe, St Barth and Saint-Martin Territorial Social Work Conferences will be held at the Palais du Sports du Gosier on Thursday 26 June 2014. The objective is to establish an inventory of the application of social policies on the territories, and to measure their articulation in the field of social work.
A Steering Committee met three times during the first semester 2014, to conduct the preparatory workshops for this event, by organizing a general consultation of social actors in the territories of the intercommunality of Guadeloupe and in the communities of St. Bartholomew and St. Martin.
The consultation campaign took place from 1er April to 15 May, 402 people (local elected officials or their representatives, social workers, partners of the social and medico-social action, citizens and users of institutions and social and medico-social services) have participated in this mechanism whose objective, once the findings and recommendations defined, will be to provide a public response to precariousness that continues to grow in our territories.
The aim of these first Assises is therefore to open a space for reflection leading to an action plan that takes into account the reality of the Guadeloupe region and the communities of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin.

The day will be closed under the supervision of the French overseas minister, George Pau-Langevin, who will take stock of the recommendations from these first meetings in order to optimize social policies in our ultramarine region.

2014-06-17 Guide "Doing Business in Saint-Martin"
The Investor's Guide to Trade Shows

Last month, a delegation from the Community of St. Martin visited Miami to participate in the Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS)
The Investor Guide, an undeniable asset to promote the destination in business lounges.

Last month, a delegation from the Community of St. Martin visited Miami to participate in the Caribbean Hotel and Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS). For the past four years, the Saint Martin Community has visited this decisive summit annually, in order to assess the market and to refine the tourism development policy of the territory. This year, Stéphanie Bessière and Odile Vainqueur, respectively director of tourism and director of tax regulations, represented the Saint Martin Community at the summit where 250 representatives of governments and major international tourism groups met. For all participants, it was important to take into account the changing economic and tourism environment in the Caribbean, where there was general agreement that investment dynamics had started again after several years of crisis.
The attractiveness of our tax system - one of the most interesting in the Caribbean - is a major promotional tool for attracting new investors. The creation of the Investor's Guide, entitled "Doing Business in Saint-Martin", which is currently being finalized, attracted the interest of our interlocutors at this summit. This Guide is a valuable tool to support the revitalization of our economy.
The Community of Saint-Martin, which was able to absorb the exchanges initiated at this business summit, has scheduled travel to future summits and conferences in the Caribbean and the United States, as well as in Europe, To highlight the taxation of our territory, as well as the unique development potential of our destination, which receives nearly 2 millions of visitors each year.
Tourism policy: a groundwork that pays off.
The provisional assessment of the development and tourism development plan for the 2010-2015 period is positive in terms of achieving the objectives set out in the action plan. The Collectivité will make a public presentation of this report, at the 2ème Assises du Tourisme. The Community Tourism Directorate is currently preparing the next 2015-2020 programming in line with the work already accomplished. If the first work has laid down the main principles and the upgrading of the accommodation product, the new programming will focus on the construction of infrastructures using private investment.

2014-06-16 Miscellaneous information
Report of the Executive Board of Tuesday 10 June 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of St. Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 10 June 2014 to 15h, under the chairmanship of Aline Hanson. REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF TUESDAY 10 JUNE 2014


The Executive Council of the Community of St. Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 10 June 2014 to 15h, under the chairmanship of Aline Hanson. The seven elected members of the executive have adopted several deliberations from the Human Development, Taxation, Economic Development, Legal, Sustainable Development and General Services departments.
Human Development

1) - Support for transportation costs for a young student
The Executive Council has authorized the payment of transportation costs for a student of Bac Pro Home to participate in a language course in the United States. The Community has borne the rest of the cost of the stay, which the family had already paid a large part. The sum will be paid directly to the company Travel Boutic who organizes this stay.
2) - Exceptional support for travel expenses

The Executive Council decided to cover the travel expenses (airfare) of a young athlete, motocross champion, in order to participate in the qualifying competitions in Philadelphia in the United States.
ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY

3) - Scholarship Award for the academic year 2013-2014 - 4e ventilation
The Collectivité awards scholarships on social criteria each year to students pursuing higher education. Thus, following the meeting of the Committee on Education, Education and School Affairs, held on 12 in February, the Executive Board allocated the scholarships and exceptional grants to four students, Depending on their family situation, between 650 and 2700 euros of scholarships.
ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY

Taxation Department

4) - Tax Assistance Scheme for Investment (Article 217 undecies A of the General Tax Code of the St Martin Community) - Opinion of the Executive Council on an investment project of SESMA, an operating company the airport of Saint-Martin Grand Case
Companies subject to corporate tax in the community of Saint-Martin can deduct from their taxable income the amount of productive investments they make in St Martin in priority economic sectors, notably the air transport sector and ancillary services At airports. As part of the Public Service Delegation (PSD) signed with the Community, the SESMA delegate intends to carry out expansion and modernization work on the site. The investments proposed in this application relate solely to the functional reorganization and expansion of the terminal (+ 300m2), the realization of a new AFIS lookout, the extension of the general aviation parking area and (Passing from 6000 to 12 000m2).
The Executive Board decided to give a favorable opinion to this request for tax exemption. This notice is subject to the production before the 15 July 2014 of a tax certificate attesting that the company is up to date of its tax returns.

ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY
Pôle Solidarité & Familles
5) - Adoption of the social assistance scheme for the elderly and people with disabilities

The Community of Saint-Martin, in its capacity as leader of social action in its territory, must establish or frame any device aimed at ensuring subsistence for the benefit of an indigent user. In view of the subsidiary character of the aid, the Community is only called upon to intervene after all the means of recourse to the applicant's own resources have been exhausted. Pending the validation of the next Territorial Social Welfare Regulation, a clear procedure should be established for admission to Social Assistance, particularly for the elderly and persons with disabilities. This procedure will be decisive in two specific areas: care at home and assistance with accommodation (in institutions).
The Executive Board was therefore called upon to validate the procedure for admission to social welfare and to determine the composition of a collegial training course composed of the DGA (Deputy Director General) of the Solidarity and Families division, Autonomy of persons, the Head of the tariff service, the social work assistant, and the agent of the service for the elderly and disabled.
ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY
Pole of economic development

6) - Notice of Proposed Decision for Nominations for a Local Television Service Called for Broadcast on the OM1 Network
Pursuant to Article 6353-7 of the CGCT, the CSA shall consult the Executive Council on the call for applications for a local television service to be broadcast on the OM1 network. A first call for applications has been made for the benefit of Production Company of the Northern Islands, which operates the proximity chain Carib'INTV. This authorization comes to an end, so it is a question of re-launching a competition to allocate the channel. The Executive Council will again be consulted on the choice of the candidate.
The Executive Board decided to give a favorable opinion on the draft decision on the call for applications for a local television service.

ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY
Legal Department
7) - Opinion on the draft order modifying the order of 18 April 2012 concerning the documents and visas required for the entry of foreigners in the territories of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy

The aim of this new decree is to increase the list of countries whose passport holders are exempted from short-stay visas (less than three months) to enter our territory. By this decree and in compliance with the provisions of Schengen, the state defines a local provision favorable to the Anguilla nationals who must enter the territory of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy. This order regulates the situation with Anguilla, whose citizens will be able to officially go to Saint-Martin or Saint-Barthélemy without having to present a visa (a right which hitherto applied by way of derogation).
The Executive Council gave a favorable opinion on the draft order modifying the order of 18 April 2012, but it drafted an observation allowing to make a reservation as to the durability of this type of provisions in the legal regime of Immigration in Saint-Martin. The Council also wished to express the will of the Collectivity to request the taking of orders in the framework of the work resulting from the revision of the Organic Law in order to no longer be included in the scope of Article L111 -2 of CESEDA. The Collectivité could thus benefit from a legal regime better adapted to its specificities, comparable to that defined by the State for the territories of Mayotte, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna and New Caledonia.


ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY

Sustainable Development

8) - Authorization to sign a recovery agreement with the coordinating body SCRELEC for the free take-back (transport, sorting, treatment) of used portable batteries and batteries

Collectivities have the possibility to set up a selective collection of used batteries and batteries in their territory. SCRELEC is the referring agency of the Ministry of Ecology for the overseas collectivities of St Martin, St Barthelemy and St Pierre et Miquelon. SCRELEC therefore proposes to take charge of the collection of used batteries, their transport, their sorting and treatment.
The Executive Council decided to set up a collection in the territory, and authorized the President to sign a recovery agreement defining the technical conditions of organization and the modalities of this collection.

ADOPTED UNANIMOUSLY

9) - Approval of the Territorial Council Agenda as of 26 June 2014
The Executive Council approved the agenda of the next Territorial Council, to be held on 26 June 2014. The agenda was validated as follows:
1- Enabling Request - Active Solidarity Income (RSA)
2- Attribution - Public Service Delegation (DSP)
3 - Fixation of Directors' fees - Semsamar
4- Appointment of an elected member of the Board of Directors of Semsamar
5- Special Services Report - Exercise 2013.

2014-06-11 Miscellaneous information
E-newsletter n ° 3

The digital magazine of the Collectivité de Saint-Martin Click on the hyperlink to read the e-newsletter n ° 3.pdf

2014-06-05 Miscellaneous information
President Hanson meets with Minister Pau-Langevin

Trip to Paris President Hanson gives an update on the files of Saint-Martin with Minister Pau-Langevin

President Aline Hanson and her Social Vice-President, Ramona Connor, traveled to Paris in early June. The two elected representatives first attended the Commission for the Evaluation of Public Policies in Overseas France on Wednesday 4 June, before meeting with the Minister for Overseas France, George Pau-Langevin, to take stock of the issues Of Saint-Martin.
The Commission for Evaluation of Public Policies in Overseas Territories (CNEPEOM) met on 4 June 2014 at the Ministry of Overseas, rue Oudinot, to discuss the biennial report which will be validated on the 9 July, to be then presented to Parliament by his two rapporteurs, Mr. Aboubacar, deputy for Mayotte, and Mr. Doligé, senator of Loiret and vice-president of the senatorial delegation to Overseas. This biennial report contains four main themes: vocational integration and youth employment, price formation, territorial continuity and social housing.
In her address to the committee, President Hanson chose to focus her speech on the worrying situation of Saint-Martin's youth. She raised the issues related to dropping out of school and reported on the measures she would like to introduce on the territory in favor of youth: a second chance school and a pool of Saint-Martin teachers, To understand the bilingualism of students. The Chairperson also recalled that the Community of St Martin provided a large budget for the financing of scholarships for students in metropolitan France, but could not benefit from a real follow-up of these students on the spot. On the other hand, it regretted the lack of adapted training for young people, in spite of the considerable effort made in this field by the Collectivité.
The President will be very attentive to the content of the final report, which will be validated on 9 July, in order to ensure that the complaints made by the Community of Saint Martin are taken into account before the report is presented to Parliament.

A constructive meeting with the Minister for Overseas Territories

This trip to the capital has enabled President Hanson to meet with the Minister responsible, George Pau-Langevin, on the burning issues of the Collectivité. The issue of RSA was the subject of a long exchange, Vice President Ramona Connor took the time to expose to the Minister the issues related to the payment of this social benefit on our territory and the need to reform the RSA in St Martin.
Several requests were made to the Minister, including the arrival of an IGAS mission to inspect the social situation of the territory, empowering the Territorial Council to set the amount of the RSA, reform of the RSA, Access to data from the Dutch side and increased controls to combat fraud.
The Minister was very attentive to these requests, she assured that a request would be made to the Ministry of Social Affairs concerning the reform, and expressed the need to work on the issues related to the CAF controls on the RSA benefit .

Finance and Taxation: Tax Recovery Always Insufficient

In this area, the Community has fulfilled its commitments under the protocol signed in 2012 with the State and the French Development Agency (AFD), a point which the President wished to emphasize, regretting, on the contrary, the inadequacy Tax collection and state control, and failure by the Regional Directorate of Public Finance (DRFIP) to comply with the commitments made under this tripartite agreement (reimbursement to the Collective of wrongly collected revenues).
Conscious of the prejudice to the Community, the Minister undertook to follow these two cases; It has in addition announced that the report of the General Inspectorate of Administration (IGA) on the compensation of the transfers of the charges will soon be transmitted to the Collectivity.
Strengthening of certain state services, better justice, creation of a NATINF code for St Martin, the need to reinforce the resources of the Rectorate, the urgent need for a statistical service and the willingness of Saint Martin to have Own operational program from 2021 ?? The Executive of the Community was able to discuss many other matters with Minister Pau-Langevin. A real opportunity for President Hanson to outline the major issues ahead, which will ensure the smooth functioning and future balance of our territory.


2014-05-22 Major Hazards
2014 cyclone season

2014 cyclone season
CYCLONIC SEASON 2014 Elderly and isolated persons, with reduced mobility or handicapped persons, have you registered with the Community. As part of the preparation for the hurricane season, we are obliged to establish a register of the elderly and isolated persons and persons Mobility or handicapped, whose exclusive purpose is to allow a targeted intervention with them in the event of cyclonic phenomenon. The persons concerned are: Persons of 60 years of age and over living alone Persons recognized as incapable of work Persons with disabilities The information contained in this file relates to surname and first name, date of birth, address and phone. The confidentiality of the data is ensured by the professional secrecy which binds the designated Community agents to record and process this data. The file is deleted at any time upon request. The entry on the file may be made by the person concerned or his legal representative or, if necessary, in writing.

2014-05-13 Miscellaneous information
Report of the Executive Board of Tuesday 13 May 2014

The Executive Council of the Community of Saint Martin met in plenary on Tuesday 13 May 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin.
REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF TUESDAY 13 MAY 2014



The Executive Council of the Collective of Saint-Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 13 May 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin. The elected officials of the executive have adopted several deliberations emanating from the General Directorate of Services, the Solidarity and Families pole and the Economic Development pole.

Services Branch
1) - Project management assistance for the implementation of the Marigot Bay development project

The Executive Council endorsed the decision of the tender commission to award the project management assistance contract for the implementation of the Marigot Bay project to the Cabinet consortium Ricochin Consultant, Egis, Tropisme, Landot & Associés and Stratorial Concept. The Council authorized the President to sign the contract and all documents relating to the contract. This contract is concluded for a period of 48 months (consultations, procedures, the last stage being that of the works). A deliberation voted unanimously by the six councilors present.

Pole Solidarity and Families

2) - Agreement between the Community of Saint-Martin and the Accomodation Facility for Dependent Old People, Bethany Home.
As part of its funding and planning responsibilities for social and medico-social institutions, the Saint Martin Community must sign a multi-year agreement with Bethany Home. In accordance with the provisions of the Code of Social Action and Families, Bethany Home must sign this agreement with its supervisory authority with regard to the services offered and the categories of persons it is intended to take charge of. The agreement sets out the respective commitments of the signatory parties and provides for the means necessary to carry out the tasks of each party. These include the payment by the Community of benefits linked to the loss of autonomy of dependent persons residing within the institution and the cost of their accommodation according to the admission procedure Social assistance. The Executive Council unanimously authorized the signing of this Convention.
Economic Development

3) - Opinion - Draft decree reforming press aid
The Executive Council was consulted at this session on a draft decree to reform the governance of state aid to the press.
This aid scheme was recently reformed by Decree No. 2012-484 of 13 April 2012, which created the strategic fund for the development of the press, the merger of funds to support the modernization of the press, Support for the development of the online press, and part of the former aid fund for the distribution and promotion of the French press abroad. The aim was to simplify these aids to the press. The total amount available from the strategic press development fund was 21 503 543 euros in 2013. This draft simplifies the reporting requirements for press groups requesting aid but provides for the suspension of aid for groups that fail to meet their commitments. The strategic fund was divided into three sections, which are now merged for greater efficiency. Finally, the technical and specialist press no longer have access to the strategic fund in order to release more credits for the general press and the conditions of eligibility are reduced.
The Executive Council has given a favorable opinion to this draft decree.

4) - Road Authorization
The Executive Council considered several applications for road permits. It decided to respond favorably to ten requests for use of a site on the public domain. Of these ten applications, seven were for renewals of market authorization (Marigot, Orientale Bay, Quartier d'Orléans), while the other three were from initial demands for walk-around sales, A local restaurant on the market of Marigot.
Voted unanimously.


The Executive Council of the Collective of Saint-Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 13 May 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin. The elected officials of the executive have adopted several deliberations emanating from the General Directorate of Services, the Solidarity and Families pole and the Economic Development pole.

Services Branch
1) - Project management assistance for the implementation of the Marigot Bay development project

The Executive Council endorsed the decision of the tender commission to award the project management assistance contract for the implementation of the Marigot Bay project to the Cabinet consortium Ricochin Consultant, Egis, Tropisme, Landot & Associés and Stratorial Concept. The Council authorized the President to sign the contract and all documents relating to the contract. This contract is concluded for a period of 48 months (consultations, procedures, the last stage being that of the works). A deliberation voted unanimously by the six councilors present.

Pole Solidarity and Families

2) - Agreement between the Community of Saint-Martin and the Accomodation Facility for Dependent Old People, Bethany Home.
As part of its funding and planning responsibilities for social and medico-social institutions, the Saint Martin Community must sign a multi-year agreement with Bethany Home. In accordance with the provisions of the Code of Social Action and Families, Bethany Home must sign this agreement with its supervisory authority with regard to the services offered and the categories of persons it is intended to take charge of. The agreement sets out the respective commitments of the signatory parties and provides for the means necessary to carry out the tasks of each party. These include the payment by the Community of benefits linked to the loss of autonomy of dependent persons residing within the institution and the cost of their accommodation according to the admission procedure Social assistance. The Executive Council unanimously authorized the signing of this Convention.
Economic Development

3) - Opinion - Draft decree reforming press aid
The Executive Council was consulted at this session on a draft decree to reform the governance of state aid to the press.
This aid scheme was recently reformed by Decree No. 2012-484 of 13 April 2012, which created the strategic fund for the development of the press, the merger of funds to support the modernization of the press, Support for the development of the online press, and part of the former aid fund for the distribution and promotion of the French press abroad. The aim was to simplify these aids to the press. The total amount available from the strategic press development fund was 21 503 543 euros in 2013. This draft simplifies the reporting requirements for press groups requesting aid but provides for the suspension of aid for groups that fail to meet their commitments. The strategic fund was divided into three sections, which are now merged for greater efficiency. Finally, the technical and specialist press no longer have access to the strategic fund in order to release more credits for the general press and the conditions of eligibility are reduced.
The Executive Council has given a favorable opinion to this draft decree.

4) - Road Authorization
The Executive Council considered several applications for road permits. It decided to respond favorably to ten requests for use of a site on the public domain. Of these ten applications, seven were for renewals of market authorization (Marigot, Orientale Bay, Quartier d'Orléans), while the other three were from initial demands for walk-around sales, A local restaurant on the market of Marigot.
Voted unanimously.


REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF TUESDAY 13 MAY 2014

The Executive Council of the Collective of Saint-Martin met in plenary session on Tuesday 13 May 2014 to 15h, under the presidency of Aline Hanson, President of the Territorial Council of Saint-Martin. The elected officials of the executive have adopted several deliberations emanating from the General Directorate of Services, the Solidarity and Families pole and the Economic Development pole.

Services Branch
1) - Project management assistance for the implementation of the Marigot Bay development project

The Executive Council endorsed the decision of the tender commission to award the project management assistance contract for the implementation of the Marigot Bay project to the Cabinet consortium Ricochin Consultant, Egis, Tropisme, Landot & Associés and Stratorial Concept. The Council authorized the President to sign the contract and all documents relating to the contract. This contract is concluded for a period of 48 months (consultations, procedures, the last stage being that of the works). A deliberation voted unanimously by the six councilors present.

Pole Solidarity and Families

2) - Agreement between the Community of Saint-Martin and the Accomodation Facility for Dependent Old People, Bethany Home.
As part of its funding and planning responsibilities for social and medico-social institutions, the Saint Martin Community must sign a multi-year agreement with Bethany Home. In accordance with the provisions of the Code of Social Action and Families, Bethany Home must sign this agreement with its supervisory authority with regard to the services offered and the categories of persons it is intended to take charge of. The agreement sets out the respective commitments of the signatory parties and provides for the means necessary to carry out the tasks of each party. These include the payment by the Community of benefits linked to the loss of autonomy of dependent persons residing within the institution and the cost of their accommodation according to the admission procedure Social assistance. The Executive Council unanimously authorized the signing of this Convention.
Economic Development

3) - Opinion - Draft decree reforming press aid
The Executive Council was consulted at this session on a draft decree to reform the governance of state aid to the press.
This aid scheme was recently reformed by Decree No. 2012-484 of 13 April 2012, which created the strategic fund for the development of the press, the merger of funds to support the modernization of the press, Support for the development of the online press, and part of the former aid fund for the distribution and promotion of the French press abroad. The aim was to simplify these aids to the press. The total amount available from the strategic press development fund was 21 503 543 euros in 2013. This draft simplifies the reporting requirements for press groups requesting aid but provides for the suspension of aid for groups that fail to meet their commitments. The strategic fund was divided into three sections, which are now merged for greater efficiency. Finally, the technical and specialist press no longer have access to the strategic fund in order to release more credits for the general press and the conditions of eligibility are reduced.
The Executive Council has given a favorable opinion to this draft decree.

4) - Road Authorization
The Executive Council considered several applications for road permits. It decided to respond favorably to ten requests for use of a site on the public domain. Of these ten applications, seven were for renewals of market authorization (Marigot, Orientale Bay, Quartier d'Orléans), while the other three were from initial demands for walk-around sales, A local restaurant on the market of Marigot.
Voted unanimously.


Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54