Press Releases

2017-10-24 Reconstruction
The community takes tax measures for individuals and businesses

During the Executive Board of 22 September 2017, the Collectivité took two major fiscal measures to help individuals and businesses:
-A tax rebate was requested by the Collectivité. Thus, individuals and businesses are exempt from payment of this tax. For those who have already paid their property tax, they will be reimbursed by the Treasury without further formalities.

-The Community has also decided to suspend the lawsuits on 2017 and previous years during 12 months, that is until 22 September 2018 for individuals and businesses.

On the other hand, any taxation derived from the activity or income in the 2018 year will be due and may be subject to prosecution in case of non-payment.
Attention, this suspension is not synonymous with cancellation of the tax debt of the concerned taxpayers. As a result, the community is urging all taxpayers to pay their arrears before prosecutions resume.
Saint-Martin Public Finance Administrator (Public Treasury - Concordia) is available for staggered payments.

By these measures, the President, Daniel Gibbs, and the elected representatives of the Collective wished to accompany the population in a complicated social and economic context following the passage of hurricane IRMA.

2017-10-23 Reconstruction
Realization of the annual agenda of the Collectivité

The President of the community of Saint-Martin, Mr. Daniel Gibbs, informs you that the realization of the annual agenda of the community of Saint-Martin has been entrusted, since the 02 April 2017, to the COM and COM Advertising Regie operated by Eurl B. ADDA, located at No 12 rue Anégada at HOPE ESTATE, represented by Mrs Brigide ADDA.
No other company and / or commercial agents in advertising can therefore rely on the President of the community, the community, its services or its elected officials, to market an agenda on our territory.

The community is warning companies that could be solicited by companies and / or individuals who fraudulently take advantage of the post-IRMA to cause confusion by using the Community Logo for the realization of any publicity.
Only Mrs. Brigide ADDA is authorized to solicit on behalf of the Collectivité, it will be provided with a letter of the President attesting of this operation.
Any actions contrary to this organization should be reported to the community by contacting the 0590 29 56 60.

2017-10-12 Reconstruction
The community is demanding the removal of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs)

The community of Saint-Martin asks the owners of end-of-life vehicles to come closer under a week from their insurer, in order to carry out the procedures of declaration of disaster and to evacuate their vehicle from the public domain by their insurance as soon as possible deadlines.
As the community is cleaning up the territory, it needs these abandoned vehicles to be removed from the public domain as soon as possible. In addition to obstructing traffic, obstructing parking and access to certain car parks, these end-of-life vehicles (VHUs) represent a danger to personal safety and public health. VHUs promote vector diseases by sheltering mosquito and insect habitats.
Beyond the 8 days of tolerance granted, the community of Saint-Martin will proceed by a territorial decree to the notice of the owners who have not undertaken this procedure with their insurer, it will proceed to the removal of the vehicles outside of by integrating them into the destruction circuit.
The community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your contribution and your understanding, this device being part of a public utility after the hurricane IRMA.

2017-10-12 Reconstruction
Community requests removal of marine wrecks

The community of Saint-Martin is asking ship owners who are damaged or are now in the state of wrecks following Hurricane IRMA to get closer to their insurance company as soon as possible in order to proceed or to finalize their claims.
Owners are then required to take all necessary measures to evacuate the public domain and to treat these vessels.
The community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your contribution and your understanding, this device being part of a public utility after the hurricane IRMA.

2017-10-12 Civil status
Civil status: Last Saturday for people affected

The community of Saint-Martin has set up three exceptional civil status offices, on Saturday 30 September, Saturday 07 and 14 October 2017, from 9h to 12h, at the hotel of the community. The last permanence of Saturday takes place the 14 October.
This permanence is open to the victims of Irma who need to obtain official documents (passport - Identity card - various acts). It is complementary to the permanence of the open civil status, from Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to 12h, at the hotel of the community.
Through this initiative, President Gibbs wished to allow the victims of Irma to have a particular listening with a dedicated window to carry out their formalities as soon as possible.

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The Collectivity of St Martin

The community of Saint-Martin is setting up three exceptional "civil registries" help desk on Saturday, September 30, Saturday, October 7, 14, from 2017: The last one will be open on Saturday 9th.

This administrative document shall be open to Irma. It comes in addition to the permanent civil registries, from Monday to Friday, from 8: 30 to 12: 00 pm, at the hotel of the Community.

Through this initiative, President Gibbs wished to allow the victims of Irma to have a particular listening with a dedicated to carry out their formalities as soon as possible.

2017-10-11 Reconstruction
Latest news from the community

ARS News on the operation of the CFL hospital in Saint-Martin
According to Jean-Claude LUCINA, Director of Care at ARS Guadeloupe, the hospital is gradually returning to normal activity with a steady rate of consultations with emergency departments (120 / day against 60 to 70 in normal times).
While there is also a strong "dressing activity" in the absence of many regular providers, Mr. LUCINA advised that the outpatient consultations resumed on Monday 9 / 10 and that the programmed activities (Medicine and Surgery) resume on Friday 13 October.
The psychiatric unit, requisitioned to house reinforcements arrived in Saint-Martin in the aftermath of Hurricane IRMA, will be released between 19 and 22 October and patients who have been displaced in Guadeloupe will be able to return to this service.
Moreover, although the hospital's food supply is now fully operational, the facility will only operate at full capacity in 6 at 9 months after the renovation of rooms and facilities destroyed by IRMA.

La Poste Info on Mail Delivery
The opening of the office of Marigot to the following temporary schedules with the realization of all mail and banking operations:
Monday to Friday from 7h00 to 15h15
Saturday from 7h00 to 13h

Both ticket dispensers are in operation.
The 3 other establishments in Grand-Case, Galisbay and Quartier d'Orléans, which are heavily vandalized and degraded, are being repaired and closed until further notice.

The opening of the Concordia Courier Center for the delivery of proceedings only pending the restoration of the network.

Customers with post office boxes at the Concordia Courier Center can go.
All incoming mail, parcels and Chronopost will be delivered to the recipient as far as possible.


2017-10-10 Reconstruction
Latest news from the community

Social Care:
The social hub of the community continues to welcome the victims of 8h 15h at its premises in Concordia, St. Paul Mingau (job center building).


• Solidarity and Families:

- + 70 families listed for the distribution of food and water
- Processing time of a file: 20 minutes
- The census of the victims will end this week

• Aid to victims:
- Single number: 0690378401
- Legal, social and psychological assistance
- Appointment possible shortly

Removal of garbage and miscellaneous waste
• Starting on Monday 9 October 2017, garbage collection is resumed. People are encouraged to use garbage cans and to discard garbage on public roads. The selective sorting of glass and cardboard must resume as before, since the ecosite of Grandes Cayes is in the capacity to treat sorted waste.

• Merchants are asked to transport their waste to the landfill and not to put their rubbish bins on the pavements. Thank you to everyone who keeps the cleanliness.

• People wishing to have car wrecks removed free of charge can get closer to the Sustainable Development Pole, former Fort Louis Road Hospital, open Monday to Friday from 8h to 15h.

This management of the community must make it possible to remove as many abandoned vehicles and to clean the polluted areas.

The water network
• The reverse osmosis plant UCDEM is currently capable of producing 3500m3 of water / day, however it operates in a degraded mode.
• La Générale des Eaux fuels 63% of households, but some sectors are still cut, such as Anse Marcel Orient Bay, Oyster Pond. Many leaks on the networks
• A "rotating" distribution is implemented with controlled cuts to try to serve as many sectors as possible and repair leaks.

The EDF network
• On 16 000 fireplaces, 12 000 are supplied with electricity: 80%
• On 241 transformation stations, 231 are now secure
• All schools (public and private) are replenished in electricity
• 25 generators have been installed in areas where networks are not yet rehabilitated. These generators can power up to 20 homes.

Security :

• At the request of President Gibbs: The device for a visible presence with traders reassure professionals. 60 mobile patrols monitor territory
• Traffic restriction is maintained from 00h to 5h
• 600 gendarmes are mobilized.
• 12 police officers of the Judicial Police have just arrived to help the procedures "looting".
• 120 procedures against looters have been conducted to date

Back to School
• Facilities that meet security standards have been re-opened. The Clair Saint-Maximin and Omer Arrondell elementary schools and secondary schools in the Quartier d'Orléans, the École Cité and the Aline Hanson, Hervé Williams and Emile Choisy schools.
• The Collège Mont des Accords and the Jean Anselme schools have just reopened.

Health - ARS
• Opening of the outpatient clinics at Marigot Concordia LCF Hospital starting Tuesday, October 10.
• 75% of GPs are open
• 50% of specialist doctors are open
• 5 pharmacies are open on existing 11
• Vector control (mosquitoes): reinforcements will arrive in the territory to go door to door and prevent mosquito proliferation. Young people will be recruited locally to ensure this awareness.
• Specialized local companies will soon be called upon to combat the proliferation of flies
It should be noted that local doctors in Orléans will be able to issue prescription drugs to compensate for the absence of pharmacy in this area.
The Orléans neighborhood clinic was transformed into a psychological support cell
Sandy Ground and Grand Case Clinics are currently accommodating doctors whose office has been destroyed
A territorial decree will be taken to catch stray animals (dogs - cows - pigs).

2017-10-06 Reconstruction
Latest news from the community

The Red Cross :

- 1000 Tarpaulins ordered (arrival 09 week October)
- Distribution of solar lamps with ESF by Electriciens sans frontières
- The 6 distribution points Red Cross, will be gradually stopped
- Red Cross mobile teams continue door-to-door

Civil Security:

- Present on the territory still 10 days
- 30 000m2 of tarpaulins already installed on damaged roofs
- 300 tarpaulin still in stock

Increase of the quota of water delivered / day by FRIGODOM in the framework of the requisition due to the opening of schools
Social Care:
The social hub of the community continues to welcome the victims of 8h 15h at its premises in Concordia, St. Paul Mingau (job center building).
• Solidarity and Families:

- + 70 families listed for the distribution of food and water
- Processing time of a file: 20 minutes
- The census of the victims will end this week

• Aid to victims:
- Single number: 0690378401
- Legal, social and psychological assistance
- Rendezv-vs possible soon

Distribution points WATER:

- Meters will be installed shortly
- Breaks on the network

The water network
• The reverse osmosis plant UCDEM is currently capable of producing 3500m3 of water / day, however it operates in a degraded mode.
• La Générale des Eaux fuels 67% of households, but some sectors are still cut, such as Anse Marcel Orient Bay, Oyster Pond. Many leaks on the networks
• A "rotating" distribution is implemented with controlled cuts to try to serve as many sectors as possible.

The EDF network
• On 16 000 fireplaces, 12 000 are supplied with electricity: 80%
• On 241 transformation stations, 231 are now secure
• All schools (public and private) are replenished in electricity
• 25 generators have been installed in areas where networks are not yet rehabilitated. These generators can power up to 20 homes.


Security :

• At the request of President Gibbs: The device for a visible presence with traders reassure professionals

Back to School
• 7 establishments meeting safety standards have been opened. The college and elementary schools Clair Saint-Maximin and Omer Arrondell of French Quarter, the City School and Aline Hanson schools, Hervé Williams, Emile Choisy.
• The Rectory provides three openings of schools next week: The College of Mount Agreements and Jean Anselme schools, Eliane Clark subject to the favorable opinion of the safety committee. Students present today in class represent 25% of the existing workforce before Irma.

2017-10-03 Reconstruction
Latest news from the community

Back to School
A partial start of classes, based on half-day classes, began this Monday 02 October 2017. 4 establishments meeting the safety standards have been opened. The college and elementary schools Clair Saint-Maximin and Omer Arrondell in Quartier d'Orléans, as well as the Cité Scolaire.
The program of activities foreseen in the pedagogical project developed for Saint-Martin by the educational services consists of a reception of the pupils of CE2, CM1 and CM2 on the morning of 8 hours to 10h30 and of the pupils of CP and CE1 from 11 hours to 13h30. Ten workshops will be offered to the students (reading, computer science, educational games, science, etc.), until the holidays of All Saints' Day.
At the Quartier d'Orléans college, the classes of 4th and 3ième are hosted from 8 hours to 11h30 and those of 6th and 5ième from 13h30 to 16 hours. While in the School City, the students of 6th, 5th and 4th, as well as Secondary pupils are expected from 13h30 to 16 hours. High school students, 1ière de Terminale and BTS are welcomed from 8 hours to 11h30. The Rectorate plans to open more schools by next week.
Prohibition on movement: 23h - 5h
The prohibition to travel on the territory of the community of Saint-Martin has been fixed from 23h to 5 hours from this evening, by prefectoral order.

The EDF network
On 16 000 fireplaces, 12 000 are powered by electricity.
On 241 transforming stations, 231 are now secure
All schools (public and private) are replenished in electricity
25 generators have been installed in areas where networks are not yet rehabilitated. These generators can power up to 20 homes.
To restore the Saint-Martin network in operation, EDF mobilized 200 operational staff, a 7 service on 7 is assured.
Cleaning up the territory
The territory is being cleaned up. The community is anticipating a gradual return to normal clean-up. About 25 companies will continue to intervene on behalf of the community, with the objective of regaining a usual functioning as of Monday 9 October 2017.

Distribution
According to the figures published by the refrigeration company Frigodom, based on the port of Galisbay and requisitioned by the state, 204 tons of water and foodstuffs have been distributed in Saint-Martin since the passage of Hurricane Irma . These donations were distributed to the Saint-Martin population by the civil security, the firefighters and the community of Saint-Martin. Distribution management was provided by the 917 COD and 972 of the state.
137 food pallets were stocked including 20 000 combat rations and 29 water pallets. 300m3 of water will arrive this Wednesday to be distributed to the population.
As for the material (tarpaulins - wood - wood), the community has set up an organization under the authority of the director of the Port to receive these donations and distribute them.

The public service
The community pursues its mission of public service. It has set up civil registries on Saturday 7 and on Saturday 14 October from 9h to 12h, to allow the persons affected to carry out their formalities: application for passport, identity card, civil status documents.
Community services are open Monday to Friday, from 8h to 13h.

2017-09-28 Civil status
Registrars of civil status for the victims of Irma

The community of Saint-Martin sets up three exceptional civil status offices, on Saturday 30 September, Saturday 07 and 14 October 2017, from 9h to 12h, at the hotel of the community.
These three offices will be open to the victims of Irma who need official documents (passport - identity card - various acts). Open on Saturdays, they are complementary to the permanent open calendar, from Monday to Friday, from 8h30 to 12h, at the hotel of the community.
Through this initiative, President Gibbs wished to allow the victims of Irma to have a particular listening with a dedicated window to carry out their formalities as soon as possible.

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The Collectivity of St Martin
The community of Saint-Martin is setting up three exceptional "civil registries" help desk on Saturday, September 30, Saturday, October 7, 14, from 2017:

These three administrative desks will be open to Irma. These permits come in addition to the permanent civil registries, from 8: 30 to 12: 00 pm, at the hotel of the Community.

Through this initiative, President Gibbs wished to allow the victims of Irma to have a particular listening with a dedicated to carry out their formalities as soon as possible.

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