Press Releases

2018-03-12 Scholarships / Schools / Education
Meeting of parents of students of Grand-Case schools

Friday March 09, parents of students Ghislaine Rogers and Elie Gibs of Grand Case were able to discuss with Vice President Yawo Nyuiadzi, in the absence of President Gibbs and Vice President Annick Pétrus, currently in Guadeloupe for meet the rector of Academy.
Vice-President Nyuiadzi was accompanied by Territorial Adviser Jean-Raymond Benjamin, Deputy Director General in charge of the Sustainable Development Pole, Romain Perreau, Medhi Boucard Director of Education, Kenroy Bryan, Director of the Territorial Fund for Works School Board (CTOS) and François-Xavier Binvel, Deputy Chief of Staff of the President.
After a silent march, the parents of the students exchanged with the representatives of the Collective who came to meet them on the site of Grand Case. The discussion was constructive, the Community as parents wishing to improve the conditions of reception of the students of the two schools concerned. Vice President Nyuiadzi acknowledged that in the urgency of the many school records to be processed, the link with the parents of students has not been sufficiently maintained.
For better information, the Collective intends to set up a space for dialogue with the teaching staff and parents' representatives to keep them informed of progress or difficulties encountered in the context of the reconstruction of schools. Briefings on the work will thus be frequently organized.
Parents were also informed of the upcoming start of work in Grand Case schools. The shipyard took a few days late because of the swell and the impossibility for the freighters to deliver the ordered materials.
During this exchange, the Community is firmly committed to responding quickly to the expectations of parents and teachers, including the conditions of reopening of the kindergarten Ghislaine Rogers in September and the reopening of the school restaurant kindergartens.
A meeting is therefore scheduled, Monday, March 12, at the Hotel of the Collectivité with the representatives of the parents of students of Grand Case to present the projects of work.
More generally, the community has made a commitment to communicate regularly on the progress of school building sites. President Gibbs announced in November, that he would not accept a back to school discount at the beginning of September 2018, and that the Collectivité would make every effort to move in this direction with the Rectorate and services of State.

2018-03-12 Scholarships / Schools / Education
Mobility aid for high school students

Following the hurricane "Irma" on our territory, the Community of Saint-Martin has implemented an exceptional mobility aid for high school students who have to leave the territory in order to continue their education. For this purpose, a fact sheet is to be withdrawn from the school affairs department - human development pole (Annex of the Collectivité - building of the seaside).

List of documents to be provided on behalf of the high school student:
• 1 photo ID
• Copy of the ID (valid CNI or passport)
• Attestation of registration at a school in Saint-Martin before September 6 2017
• The certificate of schooling in a school outside St. Martin is authentic
• RIB bank account statement)
• The information collection questionnaire at the entrance to the training (provided by the Collectivité)

The "Bourses" portal accessible via the website of the Collectivité www.com-saint-martin.fr will be reactivated as of 15 March and for a period of three weeks, to allow students to build their scholarship file. The Irma exceptional scholarship of the Collectivité for the year 2018 is accessible without conditions of resources.

2018-03-12 Scholarships / Schools / Education
St. Martin's COM Convention with the CNOUS / CROUS

As part of its youth policy, the Saint-Martin Community has signed an agreement with 2015 with the CNOUS / CROUS which aims to improve the conditions of reception and installation of students from Saint-Martin to continue their studies in France. Thus for this fall 2018, the Collectivité invites the young students saint-martinois being in the following difficulties:

- Waiting for a decision on the scholarship file after the deadlines
- Waiting for an assignment of housing in university residence in France.

To get closer to the team of the Maison de Saint-Martin based in Paris, so that she can intervene with the CNOUS to solve these situations.

The Maison de Saint-Martin in Paris is located at 54 rue de Varenne, it can be reached by the 01 40 48 29 60.

2018-03-07 Scholarships / Schools / Education
Exceptional help for the mobility of high school students

Following the hurricane "Irma" on our territory, the Collectivité of Saint-Martin has implemented an exceptional mobility aid for high school students who have to leave the territory in order to continue their education. For this purpose, a fact sheet is to be withdrawn from the school affairs department - human development pole (Annex of the Collectivité - building of the seaside).

List of documents to be provided on behalf of the high school student :

1 photo ID

Copy of the valid identity document (CNI or passport)

Attestation of registration at a school in Saint-Martin before September 6 2017

The certificate of schooling in a school outside St. Martin is authentic

RIB bank account statement)

The information collection questionnaire at the entrance to the training (provided by the Collectivité)

The community invites high school students concerned by this situation to make themselves known to the human development pole.

2018-03-05 Land Use Planning and Urban Planning
Call for public consultation

The community will open a public consultation starting from 19 March and until 09 April 2018 for a modification of the Land Use Plan.

The public will be invited to give their opinion at the time of the publication of the territorial decree on the website of the community www.com-Saint-martin.fr or directly on the grievance book open to the public at the Urban Planning Department, rue Fayel in Concordia. A press release will be issued for this purpose.

2018-03-02 Help / Steps / Services
Opening of Citizenship, Immigration and Fraud Service 05 March 2018

2018-03-02 Associative life
Notice to associations

The Human Development Division, Youth and Sports, Culture and Community Life Department, informs the associations that grant application files for the 2018 year are to be withdrawn from 05 March 2018 and to be submitted before the 06 April 2018 date rigor, near the service Associative Life. Located at the community's Seaside Annex, Liberty Street.

2018-03-01 Security and Prevention
Animal Pound Activated Between February 26 and 13 March 2018

The Community of Saint-Martin informs the population of the next capture of stray dogs on public roads by the territorial pound, from Monday 26 February to Tuesday 13 March 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.

2018-03-01 Security and Prevention
The Heineken Regatta 2018

2018-03-01 Town planning
The technical control auto and heavyweight again operational on the island

The Collectivité of Saint-Martin, in partnership with the State services, the Prefecture of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin, the DEAL Guadeloupe, has made every effort in recent months for a technical control center for cars and heavyweight is again operational on the island.
To this end, in support of a pre-verification report prepared by DEAL Guadeloupe engineers on the partially damaged DEKRA Grand-Case site, a territorial decree authorizes the temporary opening of an alternative technical inspection, the time of a return to a normal activity of the operators on the territory.
For example, the authorized DEKRA technical inspection center at Hope Estate is authorized to resume an activity:
-Technical control on isolated site, out of center in the conditions of the ministerial order of 27 July 2004, from Monday 05 March 2018 for heavy vehicles, on the parking lot of Galisbay from 8H00 to 16H00 on convocation. Heavy vehicles waiting are invited to park at the carnival village site.

-Optional technical control from Monday 12 March 2018 for light vehicles, in the provisional conditions recommended by the DEAL Guadeloupe.

Checks will be made exclusively by appointment with Dekra at 0690 74 03 79 (DEKRA Grand Case at Hope Estate Grand Case 97-150 SAINT-MARTIN).

If 85% of the usual control points are made during the alternative control, the general conditions to be respected for the passage of a vehicle to the technical control remain unchanged. The vehicle must be in condition to be presented, the owner must also provide the originals of the regulatory documents: certificate of registration, old technical control, original certificate of registration or loss of it an official duplicate issued by the community.
For heavy vehicles the owners must be presented in addition to:
-Authority check of the speed limiter for heavy vehicles
- Planning approval for the number of places in the public transport of persons (TCP)
Vehicles that do not comply with European standards are subject to a special technical check, free of certain checkpoints from the 27 July 2004 Ministerial Decree on the technical inspection of heavy vehicles.
The alternative control will focus on the control of 115 control points distributed on the 9 verification sections such as identification, braking, steering, visibility, lighting and signaling, the ground connection, the body structure, the equipment, the mechanical organ, and the pollution noise level.
By this alternative device, the Collectivité of Saint-Martin wanted to provide a temporary solution to the many motorists waiting for a change to the technical control to regularize their vehicle and allow insurers to the territorial service of the Driving Titles to be able to instruct requests vehicle registration), this device being only provisional.
WARNING: The alternative technical inspection of light vehicles, while contributing to the resumption of administrative and economic activities and the return of road safety conditions, following the interruption phase caused by Hurricane Irma, will not be valid and limited. than in the territory of the Collectivité de SAINT-MARTIN. Export vehicles will be required to undergo a new technical inspection at their new destination.
As a reminder :
For all vehicles over 3 years and 6 months, the technical inspection is mandatory in case of transfer. During the assignment of a vehicle, the technical inspection must have a validity of less than 6 months. The Technical Inspection must be carried out after 4 years for new vehicles, and then all 2 years. It must be completed after 1 year for taxis and heavy goods vehicles and after 6 months for Public Transit (TCP).

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