The President of the COM is currently making a new trip to Paris to defend the files of St. Martin. This trip is mainly focused on the economic and health situation of the territory.
The President’s first meeting took place yesterday with the Minister of Overseas France, Sébastien Lecornu.
It was a fruitful exchange, which allowed him to discuss the reinforcement of means for the vaccination campaign for the general public (over 18 years old), which should begin next Tuesday, May 4th, at Galisbay (Carnival Village).
The lifting of the compelling reasons was also discussed. The Minister showed himself to be attentive to the economic issues of the territory.
On the health front, mass vaccination will have to be stepped up from May onwards, in order to be able to reopen the destination more serenely, while working on reducing the risk of a resumption of the COVID19 epidemic.
Saint Martin will therefore have to maintain a sufficiently high level of screening to ensure that this overall plan is effective and allow tourism to reopen.
The consultation on the new Natural Hazards Prevention Plan (PPRN) was also discussed with the common goal of developing a new “more agile” regulation, adapted to the constraints and realities of the territory.
President Gibbs will also be received today at Matignon, at the Ministry of Health and at the Ministry of Territorial Cohesion and Relations with Territorial Communities.