Press Releases

2017-12-22 Information / Administration
Closing COM Services for Holidays

The community of Saint-Martin informs its citizens of the closure of services to the public for Christmas, from Friday 22 December to Tuesday 26 December included. The opening to the public will be on Wednesday 27 December 2017, at usual times, from 8h to 15h.
As part of New Year's Eve celebrations, community services will be closed on Monday, January 1, January 2018. The reopening of services will be on Tuesday 02 January 2018, at usual times. Community services are open to the public from Monday to Friday, from 8h to 15h.
The community of Saint-Martin thanks you for your understanding and wishes you a happy new year.

2017-12-19 Reconstruction
Protocol between the State and the Community of Saint Martin

2017-12-13 Reconstruction
Congratulations on an outstanding interview with President Daniel Gibbs

Dear Editor

Congratulations on an outstanding interview with President of the Community Daniel Gibbs. He has had many tirelessly since Irma struck, and his skills and leadership have been much appreciated.
What do you know, and what does it mean? President Gibbs was doing a few hours before Irma struck. My wife and I were at the shelter in the Savannah and were helped by the President of the United States. to the Savannah shelter.
While they were more or less hurricane preparations, they were a few days before the beginning of the term.

John Berglund

2017-12-12 Land Use Planning and Urban Planning

Following the major damage caused by Hurricane Irma on the Sandy Ground Bridge, emergency repair work will be carried out from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 December 2017. Technical tests to test and adjust new equipment will cause severe traffic disruption.
During the work, bridge crossings will be possible for boats wishing to leave or enter the Simpson Bay Lagoon. Days and times will be specified during the week of the intervention.Opening will be limited to a duration of 30 minutes, the passages will be exceptionally organized on prior request.
Captains of boats needing to make a crossing are expected to show up at SAMAGEST, no later than Wednesday, November 13 2017 to 15h00, in order to get an appointment. Have a phone and / or a valid email address.

For any crossing request: Tel. + 590 690 66 19 56 or by email: (Subject: RDVS BRIDGE OF SG <name of the boat>).

The offices of SAMAGEST are open from Monday to Sunday from 8H00 to 18H00, and located Semsamar - Port Building - 2th floor, Marigot Bay, 97150 ST MARTIN.
As a result of this work, a new bridge opening schedule will be established and communicated to the public as soon as possible. While waiting for the completion of the complete repair work, the road barriers and the marine lights of the engine will be OUT OF SERVICE. Significant sections of the bodyguard are also damaged or missing. Pedestrians, motorists and seafarers are advised to be vigilant.

2017-12-06 Reconstruction
A partnership between Air Caraïbes and the COM de Saint-Martin: Christmas festivities

Attached is the communication from the company Air Caraïbes, partner of the community and the Tourist Office of Saint-Martin for the organization of the great Christmas party on the Marigot Seafront on December 20.

2017-12-05 Reconstruction
Air France resumes direct flights to Saint Martin

Air France resumes its program of direct flights between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Saint-Martin Juliana (SXM).

Two special flights proposed for the Christmas holidays will connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle directly to Saint-Martin Juliana the 23 December 2017 and 6 January 2018.

From January 13 26 2018 MarchAt the end of the 2017-18 winter season, Air France will directly connect Paris-Charles de Gaulle to Saint-Martin Juliana once a week in Airbus A340 with 275 seat capacity (30 seats in Business, 21 seats in Premium Economy and 224 seats in Economy).

March 27 13 in June 2018, beginning of the 2018 summer season, Saint-Martin Juliana will be served by Air France direct flight from Paris-Charles de Gaulle once a week in Airbus A330-200 with 208 seating capacity (40 seats in Business cabin, 21 seats in Premium Economy cabin and 147 seats in Economy cabin).

From June to 14 27 2018 OctoberAt the end of the 2018 summer season, two weekly flights will connect the two cities with Airbus A330-200, with 208 seats (40 seats in the Business cabin, 21 seats in the Premium Economy cabin and 147 seats in the Economy cabin).

Since the passage of Hurricane Irma, the Air France-KLM group has constantly upgraded its service to Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy according to changes in demand and operational constraints for the operation of its flights.

Schedule of flights made (in local time):
Exceptional flights the 23 / 24 December 2017 and 6 / 7 January 2018 in Airbus A340:
AF4140: Departure from Paris Charles de Gaulle to 10h30, arrival at St. Martin Juliana at 14h50
Flight performed on 23 December 2017 and 6 January 2018
AF4141 : departure from Saint-Martin Juliana to 16h50, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 6h10
Flight performed on 24 December 2017 and 7 January 2018

From 13 January to 26 March 2018 (late winter season 2017-18) - a weekly flight in Airbus A340:
AF498: Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to 10h30, arrival at Saint-Martin Juliana at 14h50
AF525: Departure from Saint-Martin Juliana to 18h55, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 08h15
Flight performed on Saturdays

From 27 March to 13 June 2018 (early summer season 2018) - a weekly flight in Airbus A330:
AF202: Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to 10h40, arrival at Saint-Martin Juliana at 13h45
Flight performed on Tuesdays from 27 March to 13 June 2018 (except from 2 to 16 May 2018, performed on Wednesdays)
AF209: Departure from Saint-Martin Juliana to 15h45, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 06h05
Flight done on Wednesdays from 27 March to 13 June 2018 (except from 3 to 17 May 2018, performed Thursdays)

From 14 June to 27 October 2018 (late summer season 2018) - two weekly flights in Airbus A330:
AF498: Departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle to 10h40, arrival at Saint-Martin Juliana at 13h45
AF499: Departure from Saint-Martin Juliana to 15h45, arrival at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 06h05

Flight on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Air France will also continue its daily service from Saint-Martin Grand Case (SFG) from Paris-Orly (ORY), via Pointe-à-Pitre (PTP), in partnership with Air Antilles, which operates flights between Pointe-à-Pitre. and Grand Case.

In addition, KLM will also serve Saint-Martin Juliana twice a week from / to Amsterdam-Schiphol in Airbus A330 with 268 seating capacity (18 seats in Business cabin and 250 in Economy cabin).

In addition, Saint-Barthélemy (SBH) will be served in partnership with the airline Winair in correspondence of all Air France and KLM flights from / to Saint-Martin Juliana and daily via Pointe-à-Pitre in partnership with the company Air Antilles.

2017-11-29 Security and Prevention
The Territorial Police is temporarily moving rue de Hollande

2017-11-20 Reconstruction
Animal Pound Activated Between 27 November and 12 December 2017

The Community of Saint-Martin informs the population that the next catch of stray dogs on the public road by the territorial pound will take place from Monday November 27 to Tuesday 12 December 2017.
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 Environment and Living Environment at 0590 52 27 30.
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.

2017-11-20 Reconstruction
Monday 20 November, World Day of the Rights of the Child!

The community of Saint-Martin organizes every year in November a week dedicated to children, in partnership with Sint Maarten as part of the World Day of the Rights of the Child. This year, while the hurricane IRMA prevented this annual meeting, the Solidarity and Families Pole, direction Childhood and Families - wished to mark this event with a press release recalling the rights of the child.

Defending the rights of the child is an everyday mission for administrative services and more broadly for everyone. That is why in 1996, the French Parliament decided to make 20 November the "World Day of Defense and Promotion of the Rights of the Child" (96 law 296 / 9 April 1996).

This day dedicated to children is a special moment whose aim is to raise awareness of the respect of children's rights and the many injustices that still persist. This day also highlights the international convention on the rights of the child adopted by the United Nations, 20 November 1989. It is composed of 54 articles and has been ratified by 191 countries on 193 (only the United States and Somalia have refused to engage).

Thus, the convention recalls that the child is a fragile being that must be protected. The child has rights like being protected, educated, cared for, no matter where in the world he was born. He must be able to live a child's life with all that entails rights and duties.

Some eloquent figures:
• One million poor children in the world
• 19.000 abused children
• 76.000 are at risk in a degraded family context and which threatens their educational and / or material development
• Some 240.000 children placed or supported
• 150 000 girls and boys leave the school system every year without any perspective
• 15% of children who come to college do not understand what they read ...
The Solidarity and Families Unit - Children and Families Department - of the Saint-Martin community acts daily for children in difficulty thanks to its support missions.
Maternal Infant Protection (PMI) is another free public service in the community open to pregnant women and mothers. The PMI carries out its missions within the Houses of Solidarity and Families of the community of Saint-Martin (dispensaries). His goal: to accompany you as best as possible before and after the birth of baby.

The Solidarity and Family Houses:
-Concordia: 10, Mount Carmel Street: 0590 87 93 22
-Sandy Ground: 104, Sandy Ground Road: 0590 87 07 52.
-Quartier of Orleans: 11, Coralita Street: 0590 87 37 21.
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, from 8 hours to 16 hours, and Wednesday and Friday from 8 hours to 13 hours 30.

2017-11-13 Condolences
President Gibbs' condolences - Death of Mrs Yvette Fleming-Hodge

I am very sorry to hear that Mrs. Yvette Fleming-Hodge, who was one of our deans and a key figure on our island, passed away at the age of 101.

With her, it's all a part of our collective history that goes away. Ms. Fleming-Hodge has had an exceptionally long and rich life; her life has been fully fulfilled and we can only be proud of her career as a brilliant Saint-Martinoise woman committed with sincerity and love for her territory.

On behalf of the community of Saint-Martin, its elected officials, its staff and our entire population, I extend my deepest sympathy to Mrs. Fleming-Hodge's family, her children and grandchildren, and to all those who were close to him.

His death is a considerable loss for Saint-Martin, who has never ceased to invest for the radiation of his island, and to act throughout his life for the development of our economy and emancipation of our population.

I have a great admiration for Madame Fleming, she is a great lady who has just left us. But I know that his benevolence will accompany us on the path of the rebirth we all call our wishes.

To Mrs. Yvette Fleming-Hodge whose memory will remain engraved in our hearts.

President of the Territorial Council of Saint Martin

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