On the initiative of the President of the Community, Mr Daniel GIBBS, and in partnership with the Chamber of Inter-professional Consumers of Saint Martin (CCISM), an ECONOMIC CELL was set up at CCISM in partnership with:
The Banque de France,
The Social Partners,
The services of the State and of the Collectivity,
The elected representatives of the Collectivity,
And the Socio-Professional Associations of Saint-Martin.
This cell is operational and is actively working on the development of measures and solutions to the attention of the Saint-Martin entrepreneurial sector.
Banking and Financial Services:
All the banks have put in place the suspension of loan withdrawals and cash facilities. Regarding this last point, it is necessary to approach his bank for more details.
Some cash dispensers (ATMs) are new operational. These include:
Credit Mutuel Marigot
The reopening of other banks and DAB will be gradually running next week. We will inform you by a future release.
All collection procedures and levies (taxes and duties) are suspended until the end of 2017.
Assessment of damage and loss:
The community is obliged, within 15 days, to submit a report evaluating all the losses and damages in order to be able to claim indemnities not covered by the insurance. As such, a form will be given to you to evaluate these losses (insured or not).
In addition, the CCISM sets up a permanence to give you and help you complete these declarations. The permanence is assured from 8h00 to 13h00 and from 14h00 to 16h00. The deadline for the completion of these forms is 21 September 2017 to 16h00.
The form can be downloaded from the CCISM website: www.ccism.com
Compensation of employees and managers.
The economic unit is currently working on setting up an exceptional compensation scheme for employees and entrepreneurs.
This will be submitted to the Ministry of Labor and the social partners. To date, the economic unit has called on employers (16 / 09 / 2017) not to take any measures such as dismissal or partial activation.
Concerning the members and retirees of the RSI (Social Network of Independent), an emergency fund of 1.500 euros per beneficiary has been set up. The permanence of the CCISM is able to give you the form related to the allocation of this fund.
Declarations of insurance:
We remind you that it is essential to contact your respective insurers in order to file your claims. We have obtained an additional filing deadline; this one is fixed to 31 October 2017.
To all those who are not insured, thank you for approaching the CCISM in order to complete a form which you will, if necessary, be useful in case of release of emergency funds.
Finally, we confirm that we are working to restore the economy of the island in the best conditions and that you will be regularly informed of the progress of the work of the Economic Cell.
In this unprecedented situation, the President will do all in his power to help Saint-Martin companies to restart as soon as possible. It encourages them to relaunch their activity to create a collective dynamic and thus allow the territory to leave as soon as possible.