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2018-06-04 Sport
Sport ticket registration open from 07 June

The sport ticket has 20 years! For this anniversary year the Community of Saint-Martin informs the population that the operation "Ticket Sport" for children from 7 to 14 years will run from Monday 09 to Friday 27 July 2018.

Every year, the Saint-Martin Collectivité sets up the Ticket Sport operation to allow young people who do not go on holiday to have access to different sports. The activities will take place at the Jean-Louis VANTERPOOL stadium and at the stadium sports hall (currently at the end of the works), from 08h00 to 13h00. The concept remains the same, a schedule of activities spanning 3 weeks.

Registration forms will be available at the Human Development Center of the Community, located at the former seaside school, rue de la Liberté in Marigot. Registrations will begin on Thursday 07 June 2018 at 8h30 (up to 15h). Children in the North-East part of the island (Quartier d'Orléans and surroundings) will have the possibility of being transported by bus to Marigot (limited places).

For your registration file, please bring the following documents:

• Copy of an identity document

• Medical certificate of - 3mois or copy of the athlete license

• Copy of insurance certificate RC extracurricular activity covering the month of July 2018

• A recent photo of the child (photo ID)

• Copy of the health book (vaccinations) To be accepted, the file must be complete. Hurry, places are limited

2018-05-31 Income Tax - Income of the Year 2017
2017 Income Tax Return: the filing deadline 30 June 2018

The Executive Council, meeting in plenary session on Tuesday 23 May 2018, has decided to postpone to Saturday 30 June 2018, the deadline for filing 2017 income returns for the year. In the event of late filing, an increase of 10% will be applied by the State services.
By unanimous vote, the elected members of the Executive Council have decided to postpone this date, which benefits all Saint-Martinois households. Thus, taxpayers have until June 30 (midnight) to file their declaration with the Center of Public Finance of St. Martin, located at Concordia Street Jean-Jacques Fayel.
If you do not receive your declaration form by post, you will find on the Internet site of the Collective www.com-saint-martin.fr (heading Taxation), all the printed matter and notices useful to declare the income which you have collected during the 2017 year.
A special device to help users complete their declaration
Users are informed that the Saint Martin Public Finance Center is putting in place a special mechanism to help them meet their reporting obligations. To this end, the staff concerned will be strongly mobilized and will be able to welcome the taxpayers until 08 June 2018:

- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 7h30 to 12h00 and from 14h00 to 16h00
- Wednesday and Friday from 7h30 to 12h00
All reception boxes available will be open to the public.
Beyond this date, the Public Finance Center will be open to the public at regular times on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8h00 to 12h00. The deadline for the payment of income tax has been set for 30 September 2018.
The Saint-Martin Community invites you to fulfill your tax obligations within the time allowed and thanks you for your contribution.


2018-05-30 General Tax on Turnover
The regulations in force for the declaration of the TGCA

Under the impetus of the majority, the territorial council of Saint-Martin approved, Tuesday 15 May 2018, a deliberation aiming to modify the general tax code of Saint-Martin to simplify the perception of the general tax on the figure of business (TGCA).
In order to prevent the clients of these foreign companies from transferring the TGCA to their place because of the self-liquidation rule, the territorial council decided to abolish this rule and thus to compel foreign companies (metropolis - dom com - or from a foreign country) to donate to the community the TGCA they have collected locally from their customers. These new obligations will apply to transactions made after the 1 July 2018.
To fulfill their obligations, these companies must imperatively make themselves known to the Center des finances publiques of Saint-Martin in order to declare their activity on the territory and obtain an individual identification number to the TGCA.
President Gibbs reiterated at the meeting that any company operating in St. Martin is required to declare and fulfill its TGCA.


2018-05-29 Security and Prevention
Animal Pound Activated Between 04 and 19 June 2018

The Community of Saint-Martin informs the population of the next capture of stray dogs on the public road by the territorial pound, Monday 04 June to Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Pet owners are advised to keep them attached and to monitor them even after the capture phase. For further information, please contact the Department of the Environment and Living Environment at 0590 52 27 30 or 0690 88 69 29.

Territorial decree 033-2014

According to the territorial decree n ° 033-2014 regulating the conditions of detention of the pets and their circulation on the public road, it is forbidden to let the animals roam on the territory of the Collectivité. To avoid any accident, dogs must be leashed and dogs called dangerous must be muzzled.

In the interest of all, the Community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding.

2018-05-29 Speeches, meetings / Agenda / Debates
President Gibbs Speech - 170 Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery

28 May 18 - Colombier

Madam prefect, general secretary representing the prefect delegated to the communities of St Martin and St Barthélemy,

Ladies and gentlemen, Vice-Presidents,

Ladies and gentlemen, the elected representatives of the territorial council,

Mr. President of CESC,

Ladies and gentlemen representatives of cultural associations,

Chers amis,

I am very happy for your presence in Colombier this morning for these commemorations of the 170th anniversary of the abolition of slavery.

A commemoration which for the first time takes place a May 28, historic date of the abolition of slavery in St. Martin that was revealed by the research of Mrs. Daniella Jeffry whom I salute, with the support of the Directorate of Archives Territorial and Community Heritage for administrative procedures.

I thank the Prefect and her services who accompanied us in this process which resulted in the publication of a circular authorizing us to celebrate this Monday 28 May. Now remains to obtain the final ministerial decree that will set the 28 May as the official date of commemoration in St. Martin.

To be able to commemorate this major event of our history at the right date was for us Saint-Martinois an important historic act and I look forward to seeing you again this Monday 28 May, in Colombier.

This celebration was "delocalised" this year, since we do not celebrate this event at the feet of Lady Libertybut in the heart of one of the most picturesque and authentic villages of St. Martin.

It was my desire to be here this morning. And I welcome it because like all Saint-Martinois without doubt, I have a particular fondness for Colombier ...

For its landscapes of course, its heritage safeguarded, for these testimonies of our material or immaterial history but so palpable, for this incomparable smell of earth returned after the rain and the thermometer which falls suddenly under the shelter of the big trees ... But especially because for the Saint-Martinois that I am, Colombier represents the Saint Martin of yesteryear, the proud one, solidly camped on its values ​​of solidarity and mutual aid.

Time does not seem to have a hold on Colombier and the safeguarding and the enhancement of this authenticity, we owe it to the families who live there forever and who cultivate, on a daily basis, this warm-hearted togetherness.

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It is therefore with even greater emotion this year that I share this commemoration of the 170th anniversary of the abolition of slavery with you all this morning ...

In 1794, the First Republic abolishes slavery in the French colonies.

Restored by the Consulate in 1802, it was definitively abolished at the initiative of Victor Schoelcher by the Second Republic, the 27 April 1848.

Dates that prove to us, if need be, that slavery is not compatible with the Republic.

Profoundly Republican, I do not forget that the Republic was built with the abolitionist movement, but I do not forget either, that if 1848 was the year of the abolition, it also marks the beginning of a very long period of forgetfulness: it took decades indeed for us to finally begin, to leave the silence and the unsaid and that we begin, together, to face this abomination of our history.

Yes, it took some time before the determination of Commander Delgrès, the courage of Toussaint-Louverture, the resistance of the mulatto Solitude or Chestnuts Dimitile and Cimendef finally find a timid place in the textbooks of our children ...

They are, however, just like our revolutionaries and our resisters, heroes of the History of France.

There is still a long way to go to ensure that the very memory of slavery fully finds its place in our national history, but I am proud that our country was the first country in the world, in 2001, to be enshrined in the law. , recognition of the slave trade and slavery as a crime against humanity.

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The fight against slavery continues, because it is not a fight against the past: it is, on the contrary, a fight of the present.

Racism was born of slavery, because it needed a justification, that of the existence of inferior "races", to make a man a "movable good" according to the terms of the Black Code.

The tragedies of yesterday, the struggles of our ancestors require from us the greatest respect and the greatest vigilance, they impose us a daily fight against the discriminations. Especially when these discriminations, in these times of crisis and loss of benchmarks, put so much harm to the French society.

The fight against slavery is also topical, because according to the United Nations, some 40 million people in the world remain victims.

Slavery, the exploitation of man by man, the forced labor of children, the commodification of women's bodies ... All this still persists in the facts. You probably still have in mind, like me, these unsustainable images filmed by CNN recently, of these African migrants captured in Libya, and sold on a market like cattle. These sad realities have not disappeared, they are everyday, they affect millions of people. These are realities that challenge every day humanity, but also France, in its values ​​and in its motto.

The fight for human rights demands our perseverance.

Thank you.

2018-05-24 Land Use Planning and Urban Planning
Reconstruction aid: The Community votes an aid of 2000 euros per room for the Guest-House

As announced in the Territorial Council last April, and in accordance with the will of the President and his majority, the Collective of Saint-Martin has adopted by decision of the Executive Council, Wednesday 23 May 2018, the device of granting a help Exceptional 2000 euros per room to accommodations carrying out an activity of Guest House, in order to allow them to renovate or rehabilitate their guest rooms.

The Collectivité of Saint-Martin invites the concerned and interested accommodation to this device to contact the Tourism Department of the Collectivité (sbessiere@com-saint-martin.fr) to know the practical modalities of constitution of the file of request.

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2018-05-23 Land Use Planning and Urban Planning
Reconstruction: a CAUE architect available to the public

The community of Saint-Martin reminds you that a consulting architect of the Council of Urban Planning and Environment Architecture (CAUE) is available to advise individuals who need information for their reconstruction or construction project.

The permanence is open every last Fridays of the month, from 9 hours to 12 hours, in the premises of the new administrative city of the community (Urban Planning Department), rue Fayel in Concordia.

This architect is at your disposal, do not hesitate to come and get the information you need.

2018-05-22 Information / Administration
Notice to associations

The Community of Saint Martin invites the associations of Saint-Martin to a presentation of the Regional Directorate of Youth, Sports and Social Cohesion, on the theme "the device of the civic contract",Tuesday 5 June 2018 from 18h00 to 19h30 at the Inter-professional Consular Chamber of Saint-Martin (CCISM), n ° 5 rue Fayel, in Concordia.

The Community of Saint-Martin invites the associations of the territory to come many to this presentation.

2018-05-15 Land Use Planning and Urban Planning
The Collectivité continues the collection of sargasses and intervenes on the eastern bay

The community of Saint-Martin, which began collecting Sargassum algae, on Saturday, April 14, continues its cleaning actions. After Cul de Sac Bay, where seaweed removal is organized on a regular basis, contractors have now begun cleaning up the heavily impacted eastern bay beach, particularly on the north side of the former Mont Vernon hotel. Cleanup crews will soon connect with Galion Bay and Lucas Bay in Oyster Pond, where again, many algae have been stranded in recent days.

The State having released the sum of 3 million euros for the collection of these polluting algae in the islands of the West Indies (the archipelago of Guadeloupe - Martinique - St Barth - St Martin), the Collectivité will use the funds which it will be allocated to strengthen its resources through the acquisition of mechanized machinery for the collection of algae and the establishment of a new "green brigade". The association A-SIS Service, partner of this integration project, will thus put 25 young brigadiers at the service of the collection of Sargassum algae on the beaches of the community.

At this stage, the analyzes of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) did not identify any danger for the population. The hydrogen sulphide content is very low, or even zero, in the impacted bays, despite the occasional presence of a strong odor.


2018-05-15 Land Use Planning and Urban Planning
Reminder: 10 May cleaning campaign at 10 June

As announced by President Daniel Gibbs and his team, a clean-up campaign is being organized by the community, from 10 May to 10 June 2018. During this period, waste collection bins will be installed in the neighborhoods (according to the attached plan). Here is the access link to the map:

http://com-saint-martin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9ec00bd081304247a31268f1ac3e69f8

The aim is to carry out a large cleaning in anticipation of the hurricane season and to remove a maximum of waste, some of which could become projectiles in bad weather. The public is being asked to clean private property while the community will continue to clean up the public domain. Neighborhood associations are also invited to help with this operation.

In parallel, the community is continuing its VHU operation for the removal of End of Life Vehicles. This is free for anyone who wants to spread the word about the community by contacting the 0590 52 27 30 (ask for the Environment and Living Guidelines).

Individuals and companies that will join this effort are asked to sort green waste, sheet metal and pieces of wood before transporting them to the Grand Cayes ecosite. This sorting is important because it will facilitate the treatment of waste by the company VERDE and Galisbay waste disposal.

Access to the Ecosite of Grandes Cayes (Cul de Sac) will be free for the duration of the cleaning campaign, only for vehicles registered on the French side and for adapted trucks (equipped with a dumpster). It is also possible to deposit waste free at the Galisbay waste center.

The Community of Saint-Martin invites you to use the devices that will be made available to collect a maximum of waste, between the 10 May and 10 June 2018.

President Daniel Gibbs makes a civic appeal to all our fellow citizens for active participation in this collective clean-up program, and thanks you in advance for your commitment to respecting our environment and our safety.

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Inglés version

Clean-up campaign on it's way from May 10th to June 10th!

As announced by President Daniel Gibbs and his team, a clean-up campaign is being organized by the Community, from May 10th to June 10th, 2018. During this period, waste collection will be installed in the neighborhoods. Access to the map: http://com-saint-martin.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=9ec00bd081304247a31268f1ac3e69f8

The aim is to carry out a major cleaning operation in anticipation of the 2018 hurricane season and to remove a maximum of waste, some of which could become projectiles in bad weather. The public is being asked to clean the private properties while the Community will continue to clean up the public domain. Neighborhood associations are also invited to help with this operation.

In parallel, the Community is continuing its "VHU" operation for the disposal of end-of-life vehicles. The 0590 52 27 3 XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX XNUMX.

Individuals and companies who will join this effort are required to go green, and to transport them to the Grand Cayes Ecosite. This pre-sorting is important to the VERDE and the Galisbay waste center.

Access to the Grand Cayes Ecosite (Cul de Sac) will be available for the duration of the cleaning campaign, only for vehicles registered on the French side and for suitable trucks (dump truck). Galisbay waste center.

The Collectivity of St. Martin invites you to take a closer look at this issue, between May 10th and June 10th, 2018.

President Daniel Gibbs makes a great contribution to this issue, and thanks for your participation in this collective clean-up program, and thanks for your commitment to your environment and safety.



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