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Initiatives St. Martin unveils its mobile consultation van


Initiatives St. Martin unveils its mobile consultation vanInitiatives St. Martin unveils its mobile consultation van
MARIGOT–Initiatives St. Martin Active presented a new tool in its inventory to help potential entrepreneurs start a business, a mobile van that will tour the districts to explain its services and offer consultations, at a press conference in the offices of district council six in Sandy Ground on Monday.
he van is part of the project “My Quarter, My Business” an initiative to get closer to the population started in 2016. This year a new partner and co- financier is CitésLab.

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Préfète Déléguée Anne Laubies representing the State was present along with President of Initiatives St. Martin Jean-Paul Fischer, Director of Initiatives St. Martin Marc Chakhtoura, President of the Collectivité Daniel Gibbs, Employment Office Director Jessie Thenaud-Daubahadour and a representative from Caisse des Dépôts, Jennifer Martin.

The approximately 30,000 euro cost of the Renault Master van was co-financed by Initiatives St. Martin, Chamber of Commerce (CCISM), Employment Office (Pôle Emploi), Caisse des Dépôts, the State and the Collectivité. A further 30,000 euros was spent on outfitting the van for a meeting room environment with air conditioning. A half dozen persons can sit around a table.

Mathieu Nicoise who is in charge of the project explained a schedule has already been drawn up for the van to visit the districts twice a week starting Monday, July 31, 2017,

“The purpose of this van is to go to the people because there are people who don’t know about Initiatives St. Martin or what we do, which is to help someone start a business or project, help finance it and follow up the progress once it has been launched,” Nicoise explained.

Every Monday he will be visiting French Quarter, Grand Case, Marigot, Sandy Ground, St. James and Concordia. The van has a distinctive design on the exterior. A competition was organised to find the best design with a prize of an iPad offered to the eventual winner, Diélando Fiacre.

In 2015, Initiatives St. Martin organised eight conferences and participated in the organisation of six workshops. In total 115 persons were received, 60 of whom were from the priority districts of Sandy Ground and French Quarter. Whether young or old, employed or not, all asked questions about creating or developing a business, or were interested in aid available or training courses.

From the 115, 10 were employed, 56 were looking for a job (31 looking for more than a year), 10 were receiving the Revenu Solidarité Active (RSA), 17 were in the process of starting a business and 10 were in training; 21 gave up their projects for various reasons.More French Sxm

Initiatives St. Martin unveils its mobile consultation vanInitiatives St. Martin unveils its mobile consultation van

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Saint-Martin will organize the next edition of the Caribbean food society


Saint-Martin will organize the next edition of the Caribbean food society

The 53th meeting of the Caribbean food crops society () was held from Monday, 17 July to Friday, 21 July 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, under the theme ” The Caribbean, a research hub for world agriculture and food security, the 54th edition will be held in Saint Martin in July 2018.

Saint-Martin will organize the next edition of the Caribbean food society

Saint-Martin will organize the next edition of the Caribbean food society

A delegation from the community and the inter-Branch Consular Chamber of Saint Martin (Cism) LED by the territorial adviser, Ms. Sofia Carti-Codrington, had the privilege of attending this edition.
President Daniel Gibbs has requested that a delegation from our island be present at this agricultural meeting, to report on the issues, while the candidacy of the community of Saint-Martin was held as the organizer of the 54 2018. th meeting of the cfcs in July 2018. This participation is part of the political approach of the majority, which seeks to develop agriculture and create sustainable jobs in the agri-food sector. A strategic development plan will soon be developed to boost this sector of activity.

Thanks to the field visits to the North-West and south of the island on the themes of animal and plant genetic improvement and agro-processing, the delegation of Saint-Martinoise was able to give an idea of the needs of the Caribbean. , to stop the theme of the next edition. The Local Organizing Committee intends to organize the 54th edition of “LA of agriculture in the small island territories of the Caribbean dedicated to the tourism economy”.

During the formal sessions of the 53th meeting of the, working meetings were initiated throughout the week between the members of the delegation of saint martinoise and the partners on the ground, including preparing for the 2018. Edition.

Saint-Martin will organize the next edition of the Caribbean food society

Grand Case Fête dedicated to the slavery abolitionists


Grand Case Fête dedicated to the slavery abolitionists GRAND CASE–President Daniel Gibbs, in his speech at the Grand Case Fête on Friday, reminded that it was not only Victor Schoelcher who fought to end slavery, but other abolitionists from Delgrès, Toussaint Louverture, to the Martinique member of Parliament Auguste-Francois Perrinon were also equally deserving of the credit.

Grand Case French Saint Martin Gibbs' speech

Grand Case French Saint Martin Gibbs’ speech

Perrinon, who died in St. Martin in 1861, worked alongside Victor Schoelcher to end slavery in the French Caribbean, he noted.
“Their determination, the courage of their convictions, forced the government of the second Republic to sign the second decree to end slavery on April 27, 1848,” Gibbs said. “But sadly, modern forms of slavery still exist throughout the world today, and we all have a responsibility to be vigilant on crimes of human exploitation, organ trafficking, prostitution, begging and forced labour.
“Today we pay tribute to Victor Schoelcher and remembering him is testimony to our solidarity and respect for the struggles of our forefathers for more freedom, less oppression and to escape from slavery.”
This year’s Victor Schoelcher Fête was shorter than usual since the parade did not take place on the Boulevard as planned, leaving elected officials to go straight from the church into the speeches. A short parade of sorts did take place later, however, at the Cultural Centre with Explorateurs Drum Band and the SXM Majorettes.Source Daily Herald
Gibbs, who gave the third of five speeches, joked he was not sure whether to give a political speech or stay on message with the slavery theme, after following the speech of Grand Case district representative Patricia Chance-Duzant.
Chance-Duzant once again had elected officials cringing in their seats with her outspoken remarks, but acknowledged the new Gibbs administration still in transition could not really be held responsible for what she viewed as bad decisions of the past.
She complained she had not been contacted about hurricane preparedness for the district, criticised the state of the roads, insisted on repairs to the historical pier, and brought up the controversial issue of Grand Case Beach and sun loungers over which she said there are “legal issues.”
She ended by thanking the people for their support to her Députée election campaign. Gibbs, when he got up to speak, did not respond to all her remarks, instead telling her that “she will always have a voice here.”More Sxm Government
“This is not a national Fête, it is our Fête and you will always be welcome,” he added. “This is about an open team and we are afraid of no one. To the contrary, we enjoy being with everyone.”
Jean-Raymond Benjamin, President of Grand Case Cultural Centre, and whose father Victor Benjamin was celebrating a birthday, said a new Grand Case Cultural centre is back on the drawing board after plans by the former Aline Hanson administration were rejected. He said the old building will be torn down and a new one built, but had no details of a time frame.
Other speeches were given by Préfète Déléguée Anne Laubies and Députée for St. Martin and St. Barths Claire Javois. As usual, speeches ended with a champagne toast.
Audience members included former Mayor Albert Fleming, who celebrates his birthday today, Territorial Council members, President of the Economic Advisory Council Georges Gumbs, former Dutch-side Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs, Father Cornelius Charles, Pastor Eugene Hodge and members of the clergy, and representatives of the District Councils.
The Fête celebration continues today and Sunday in Grand Case, with traditional activities, sports, non-stop live music and animation from the main stage on the ball field.

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180 NEW PHOTOS COMMEMORATION OF BASTILLE DAY JULY 14TH 2017 SINT MAARTEN SAINT MARTIN


180 NEW PHOTOS COMMEMORATION OF BASTILLE DAY JULY 14TH 2017 SINT MAARTEN SAINT MARTIN

180 NEW PHOTOS COMMEMORATION OF BASTILLE DAY JULY 14TH 2017 SINT MAARTEN SAINT MARTIN

180 NEW PHOTOS COMMEMORATION OF BASTILLE DAY JULY 14TH 2017 SINT MAARTEN SAINT MARTIN
Marigot – In commemoration of Bastille Day July 14th, a Delegation representing the Government of Sint Maarten attended the official activities on French Saint Martin. The Delegation consisted of His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday and Spouse, President of Parliament The Honorable Sararh Wescot Williams & Deputy Prime Minister The Honorable Rafael Boasman.Marigot – In commemoration of Bastille Day July 14th, a Delegation representing the Government of Sint Maarten attended the official activities on French Saint Martin. The Delegation consisted of His Excellency Governor Eugene Holiday and Spouse, President of Parliament The Honorable Sararh Wescot Williams & Deputy Prime Minister The Honorable Rafael Boasman.
Celebration of 14 July and 10 years of the community of Saint-Martin, today in marigot. The fireworks will be fired tonight at 21 The program continues on Saturday and Sunday with musical games and animations.
Happy Bastille Day – Happy Birthday to our COM !More French Sxm

180 NEW PHOTOS COMMEMORATION OF BASTILLE DAY JULY 14TH 2017 SINT MAARTEN SAINT MARTIN

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