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Publication Date: December 8, 2005
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WELCOME !
Saint Barth Weekly is
happy to be back for
its third season. The
Weekly is designed
for you, to help you
put your finger on the
pulse of the local com-
munity. Featuring an
English r6sum6 of the
top stories of our
French newspaper
"Le Journal de Saint
Barth", Saint-Barth
Weekly is the only
English-language
newspaper that comes
out every friday from
November through
the end of July. Our
most exciting news is
that each Friday The
Weekly is also availa-
ble on line at Saint-
Barth Online (www.st-
barths.com), the won-
derful web site that
our friends Laurence
and Peter O'Keefe
created in 1996.
Thanks to them, you
can now download
every edition of the
Saint-Barth Weekly
so that no matter
where you are in the
world, you can stay in
contact with the
island.


Two YEARS AFTER THE VOTE

Saint Barth still waiting for official

political status change
C called upon to vote in issues as taxation, urban Barth will also discuss the
a referendum con- planning, and social pro- various aspects of the text
cerning the political grams, is still under legal over the next few days.
future of their island, the consideration. Originally Once the project has been
residents of Saint Barth announced for the end of approved by the council of
went to the polls on Decem- 2004, then the beginning of ministers in France, it will
ber 7, 2003. A resounding 2005, the change is now be presented before both


'', of the reg-
istered voters
turned out and
a vast majority
voted to
approve the
evolution of
the municipali-
ty of Saint
Barth into an
Overseas Col-
lectivity. The
island would
then be sepa-
rated from
Guadeloupe, I
to which it has


predicted to take place in chambers of the French Par-


liament, the
SSenate and the
National Assem-
bly, who will
vote yea or nay,
with or without
amendments, in
the first months
of 2006. The new
Overseas Collec-
tivity could see
the light of day by
the end of 2006.
The future mayor
will be called
"president" of an
"island council," that will
replace the current munici-
s been pal council. There will also
a final be an executive commission
ich gov- formed by nine members of
rrently the island council, as well
d'Etat," as an economic, cultural
strative and civic council, made up
France, of local movers and shakers
on the who will offer their opinion
xt. The on the deliberations of the
of Saint island council.


DECEMBER 7, 2003


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95.5% OF
VOTERS SAID
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been legally "attached"
since 1878, when Sweden
gave the island back to
France.
Two years later, almost to
the day, this new status
(similar to an American
state becoming a territory
like Saint Thomas) which
would make the island more
autonomous with more
local power over such


2006. The
project itself ha
defined and after
approval by the Frer
ernment it is cu
before the "Conseil
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jurisdiction in
which will decide
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rare finds from asia & beyond

Because time and distances appear more and more abolished to us,
And because our world, previously so vast, seems smaller every day,
We enjoy gathering around us testimonies from the past,
Or know-hows today disappeared, or threatened to...
Daily life objects, or expressions of sacred reverences,
We measure only better their beauty
That to our eyes, for a long time, they were hidden !
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Special Events
) Through December 15
8th edition of < festival> : Cindy Pawlcyn's
cuisine > du Bar-
tolom6o, H6tel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
) Saturday December 10
"Arts Fest", from noon to
midnight, esplanade of the
Wall House, Gustavia?.

Live Music
) Every Evening
- Lounge mix, 7pm to lam,
Bar't6, H6tel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
- "Black Snake" from Boston,
from 8pm to rmidnigli l. .'i,'.
Z'ailes, Gustavia
- All selected quality lounge
music by Philippe,
Zanzibarth, St Jean.
- Screen Live concert from
1, 1ni1 ilI C0af. Yacht. Gnstavia


- Alan Landry, piano, from
8pm, Gaiac restaurant, Toiny

I From Tuesday to Friday,




Jared, soul

La Jean

I From Tuesday to Saturday
Nilce & Philippe Nardone
on piano, from the Copaca-
bana to Montmartre, from
7pm, Taino Lounge bar &
restaurant, Christopher
H6tel, Pointe Milou
I Thursday, December 8
- Chill Out Afternoon
mixed by Max, from 2pm,
La Plage, St Jean
- Latino Night,
Ti Zouk K'f6, Gustavia


- Nadege, sunset concert
from 5:30 to 8:30 pm,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Friday, december 9
- BalearicAftemoon,
mixed by Franky, from 2pm,
La Plage, St Jean
- Nadege, sunset concert
from 5:30 to 8:30 pm,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Saturday, December 10
- BalearicAftemoon,
mixed by Franky, from 2pm,
La Plage, St Jean
- Live Jam, from 8:30 pm,
La Plage, St Jean
- Zouk music mixed by DJs
Vincent & Tony, Ti Zouk
K'f6, Gustavia
-St6phane Cano, sunset
concert, Carl Gustaf,
I Sunday, December 11
- The Great Mix by
Guillaume from 2pm,
La Plage, St Jean
- Live Jam, from 8:30 pm,
La Plage, St Jean
-St6phane Cano, sunset
concert, Carl Gustaf,
ITuesday, December 13
Nadege, sunset concert
from 5:30 to 8:30 pm,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia

Night Club
) Every night
- Casa Nikki, mix by
Jacques Dumas & Pascal,
Gustavia
- Feeling (except tuesday),
Lurin, from 10 pm
- Yacht Club, Gustavia

Let's Party
) Every night
Ti St-Barth, every night a
different theme, Pointe Milou
) Sunday
Amazing Sunday (DJ, fashion
show, showcase...),
Nikki Beach, St-Jean
) Wednesday
BBQ on the beach from
8 pm, Nikki Beach, St Jean


Exhibits
) Through december
Master
r now
S his ocean series
S at Les


) Through mid-december
Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
presents Monique Jour-
nod,Wall House restaurant,
) December 5-26
Works on paper, Me.di.um
Gallery, Gustavia.
) Through January 6
"Color & Movements",
work by Corinne Durin,
Sant6 F6, Lurin
) Through april
Stephanie Leroux sculptures,
Carl Gustaf hotel.
) Permanent exhibits
- Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
- Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
- Spidler, Christian Mas
gallery, Gustavia
- Zaza Noah, Tamarin
restaurant, Saline
- Hannah Moser,
Petit Cul de Sac
- Antoine Heckly, Made in
Saint-Barth boutique, St-Jean
) Art Galleries
- Eve Ducharme Art Gallery,
by appointment only 05 90
27 88 41 or 06 90 58 94 03
- Christian Mas, Gustavia
- To-b.art galerie, Carrn
d'Or, Gustavia
- Me.di.um gallery, Gustavia

Fashion Show
) From Tuesday to Sunday,
1.30pm, fashion show fea-
turing Geisha Vampire,
La Plage, St Jean
) Every Tuesday evening,
6:30-7 pm, Case de File,
H6tel Isle de France,
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City Hall where they were welcomed by
mayor Bruno Magras and deputy mayor
Henri Louis. The election of the new Miss

December 3 at the Casino Royale in Maho,
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PEOPLE WATCH

Mayor Bruno Magras


Of all the mayors who
have held the destiny of
the island in their hands,
Bruno Magras has by far
been the most influential
in the development of
certain aspects of Saint
Barth. He is the driving
force behind the evolu-
tionary process for the
island's new political
status (page 2).
A personal portrait of a
man who is truly
passionate about
politics...

Idolized or scorned, Bruno
Magras makes an impres-
sion on everyone he meets.
That is due to his strong
personality and a character
as tough as steel, although
it has softened a bit over
the years. The oldest of
three sons born to a modest
family, he was born in Fla-
mands on September 9,
1951. A good student he
was unable to continue his
studies beyond the island's
junior high school due to a
lack of financial means.
But like many other great
men, Bruno Magras is a
self-made man, driven by
his desire to succeed. At
the age of 16, he left Saint
Barth, like many of his fel-
low islanders, in search of
a better future, and set sail
for the American island of
Saint Thomas on septem-
ber 1967. "I started out in
adult life as an immigrant,"
explains Bruno Magras,
who was blessed with good
business sense. He pumped
gas for $35 a week (a
salary four times that
offered in Saint Barth at the
time), painted houses, and
was even a fisherman in his
spare time.


In Saint Thomas he also
discovered his two pas-
sions in life: music and
aviation. The first comes
from a family heritage
thanks to his father who
was an amateur accordion-
ist as well as his uncle in
Saint Thomas, who played
country music and taught
Bruno his first chords on
the guitar. In the 1970s he
played in two bands in
Saint Barth, first "The
Etoiles" then "The Red
Winds," and even played
at the Eden Rock, which
had the island's only
nightclub at the time. He
maintains this passion for
music, and on occasion,
this "Lefty" as he was
recently nicknamed,
brings out his guitar.
His second passion, avia-
tion, comes from a person-
al desire: "I always want-
ed to control my traveling,
from where I am to where


I want to be. Aviation was
the ideal way to do that."
He didn't begin to fly until
1973, two years after his
return to Saint Barth
where he was motivated
when he met two pioneers
of aviation in the
Caribbean, Jos6 Dormoy
and Jean Laures, as well
as pilot emeritus Jean-
Louis Martinet, who
became his aeronautical
instructor and mentor at
the flying school that
Bruno Magras helped cre-
ate in order to learn to fly.
A brilliant student, he
began to fly solo after just
nine hours of flight. Due
to vision problems he was
unable to become a pro-
fessional pilot, but he did
not abandon aviation. On
July 1, 1978 he became
the head of the aerodrome
that had just been created
in Saint Barth. He
remained in that post until


November 30 1993, at
which time he left date
this municipal job to work
full time in two businesses
he had started in 1987: a
real estate venture for the
building "La Source" in
Gustavia, which today is
home to the medical labo-
ratory, and Gravelco, a
company that imported
construction materials. In
1989, he created "B6tons
Contr16s," the island's
first cement plant, which
he sold a few years ago,
and finally in 1994 he
formed Saint Barth Com-
muter, and became its sole
owner in 1996. In addition
to Air France and Air
Tahiti, this local aviation
company is one of the few
French companies that
have the right to operate
and land on American soil.
Bruno Magras can still be
found behind the wheel
and continues to travel in
his own six-seater Piper
Cherokee.

On borrowed time
since 1980

On December 18, 1980 at
4:07am, an airplane han-
dling a medical evacuation
had just taken off from the
Saint Barth airport when it
sank in the Bay of Saint
Jean with four people
aboard. There were no sur-
vivors. Bruno Magras
should have been on that
plane, as co-pilot. But as
the plane was ready to take
off, the wife of the man
who was being flown off
the island insisted on get-
ting aboard. Bruno gave
her his seat. "Since that
date, I've been living on
borrowed time," he says.





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PEOPLE WATCH
Mayor Bruno Magras



Politics in his blood

1973 was a turning point in
the life of Bruno Magras:
first, it was the year his
father died. It was also the
year he began to fly, and the
year he began to show an
interest in the political land-
scape. He was but 22 years
old. In opposition to the
mayor at the time, R6my de
Haenen, Bruno Magras par-
ticipated in the creation of
"MAPA-SB," (Movement
for Action and Progress for
the Future of Saint Barth).
The support from this group
led to the election of Daniel
Blanchard as the Consul
General (representing Saint
Barth in Guadeloupe) in
September of the same
year, eating away at the
absolute power held by De
Haenen, founder of the
Eden Rock. It was in 1976,
on January 11 to be exact,
at the age of 25, that Bruno
Magras started his first term
as a municipal council
member, following elec-
tions necessitated by the
emission of a majority of
R6my de Haenen's munici-
pal council. The next
municipal elections held in
March 1977 saw the elec-
tion of the slate proposed
by MAPA, led by Charles
Querrard. Bruno Magras
once again had a seat on the
municipal council. Several
weeks after his defeat, and
in spite of the great divide
that separated the two men
politically, R6my de Hae-
nen gave him a very valu-
able document: his
-1i. 'uLgii and analysis con-
cerning a special political
status for Saint Barth. Fol-
lowing Charles Querrard,


With former Overseas
ministry Brigitte Giradin,
July 2004.
Daniel Blanchard became
mayor on March 8, 1983.
Bruno Magras was deputy
mayor during Blanchard's
first term. He did not play a
role during the second term,
and in fact, retired from
politics from 1989 to
1995... only to come back
in a big way in 1995!

On June 18, 1995, Bruno
Magras was elected the
mayor of Saint Barth.
March 11, 2001 marked his
stunning reelection: in spite
of two opposing slates, he
was reelected on the first
ballot with 63% of the vote.
During his two terms, many
public works projects have
improved the infrastruc-
tures required by the devel-
opment of tourism on the
island: rebuilding of the air-
port terminal and repaving
the runway, a new city hall,
a new harbor master's
office, an underground elec-
trical network, a sports
complex in Saint Jean, a
new incineration plant that
generates steam used in the
production of desalinated
water... All of these
accomplishments are
capped by the ultimate proj-
ect that Bruno Magras has
championed since his entry
into the political arena: to
give Saint Barth a special
status. His dream is about
to become reality.


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n Saturday, Decem-
ber 10, the local
non-profit organiza-
tion, Saint-B'Art, will pres-
ent the third edition of "Arts
Fest," a complete day dedi-
cated to the arts. Designed
to promote the island's cul-
tural activities, this event
will take place from noon to
midnight, with most of the
artistic and cultural activities
on the esplanade in front of
the Wall House (municipal
museum) in Gustavia. A
small village-like atmos-
phere will be conceived on
the esplanade with each
group conjuring up its own
booth representing a differ-
ent activity. The program
ranges from painting
exhibits to local crafts as
well as theatre and dance
performances, choral
i..irin.i. classical music,
Christmas ..,11 '!in. and cin-
ema. Local food will be
made available for lunch
and dinner, and a snack bar


will be open all day long.
This year's "Arts Fest," will
also present the awards for
the fourth annual painting
competition, also organized
by the dynamic association,
Saint-B'Art. As in previous
editions of this competition,
the winning painting will be
reproduced on 10,000 pre-
stamped envelopes for sale
at the island's three post
offices. The winner will
receive a check for 1000
euros as well. A new prize
introduced the year the
Public Prize allows the
audience to select a winner
that will receive a check for
800 euros. The voting for
this prize will take place
during the "Arts Fest" day
when the public can view
the paintings at the Wall
House museum and vote for
their favorite. A painting
will also be selected as the
official poster for the 11th
annual Festival of Caribbean
Cinema in April.


NEW EXHIBITION
Loulou Magras presents ,
Cores dos Azores >>
Photographs by Joao Fraga and
Loulou Magras will be on
exhibit as of Saturday, December
10, starting at 5 pm at Porte 34 I
Gallery, the former Bagdad
Gallery in Gustavia. The exhibit
called <> (Col-
ors of Azores) is a tribute to the
port of Orta on the island of Faial
in the Azores, as well as to Portugal, an important country
for these two photographers as they pay homage to the hos-
pitality of the local population toward sailors from around
the world, as this is the final port before crossing the
Atlantic. With photos of architecture, of ports, and of boats,
as well as paintings done by sailors along the seawalls of
Orta, this exhibit is unusual, perhaps as strange as it is
humoristic, ,. illi i!i.igs taken by very simple cameras. This
slice of life on the other side of the Atlantic will be accom-
panied by music from the Azores as well as a video projec-
tion of a voyage through the islands of the archipelago.









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fraud continues

R father frequent
on the neighbor-
ing island of Saint
Martin, credit card
fraud (usually done
by re-use of a carbon
copy from a manual
transaction) is also
hitting certain resi-
dents of Saint Barth.
Several people who
had made purchases
in Sint Maarten, as
well as in South
America, have discov-
ered thousands of
euros in charges they
never made...
The three most
recent, fraud-related,
credit card complaints
reported to the police
in Saint Barth are of
a different character:
the fraud is now tak-
ing place via the
Internet. In less than
four days, three resi-
dents of Saint Barth
saw their accounts
charged with approxi-
mately 1,000 euros
each, corresponding
in two case to the
purchase of airplane
tickets and hotel
rooms ordered and
charged on the Inter-
net sites of American
Airlines, Google, and
the French site of
Opodo. What is most
worrisome about
these cases of fraud,
is that the sites in
question ask for the
three-figure security
code on the back of
the card, which leads
one to suspect that
the person perpetrat-
ing the fraud has had
physical access to the
credit cards.


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AIR-CONDITIONING UNDER SURVEILLANCE

After 2010, usage of gas R22

to be outlawed in France


considered harmful to the ozone lay-
er- the protective atmospheric bar-
rier that shields us from harmful
ultraviolet light of the sun- gas R22 is
still used in most of the air conditioning
systems in Saint Barth. However, since Jan-
uary 1, 2003, the purchase of air condition-
ers, new or used, that have refrigerant R22
has been forbidden in countries that signed
the Kyoto accord, including France. Yet in
Saint Barth, it has been difficult for local
installers to provide 60 hertz units that use
the "correct" gas, R410A. The United States
and China, two countries which have not
signed the Kyoto accord, only recently
began to manufacture systems using R410A
rather than R22. As a result, the French
Overseas Territories whose electricity is 60
htz (almost all electricity in metropolitan

THE 2005 HURRICANE SEASON C
WITH THE FORMATION OF EPSILOI


hat a season!
The 2005 hurri-
cane season
which closed, at least on
paper, Wednesday,
November 30, beat all
records in the recorded
history of such storms,
marking the most severe
season ever. And it's not
yet over. The eve of the
season closing, a new
storm was brewing, the
26th of this incredible
year. Called Epsilon, the
storm became a category 1
hurricane, two days after
the official close of the
season, and specialists
think that two more storms
might be on the horizon,
as ocean temperatures are
still very warm. None of
the storms hit Saint Barth,
and the island has not seen
a hurricane alert since
2000.
The 2005 season has bro-
ken all records. In the past


154 years, th
first time tha
storms were n
that so many
into major hurr
that so many m
hit the Unit
(four), and tha
reached categoi
the highest le
Saffir-Simpson
Katrina was
storm to stril
since 1928, ca
than 1300 dea
also the most
with more thar
dollars in dama


France is 50 hertz) have enjoyed a certain
level of tolerance, but this too will come to
an end. In fact, in early September, customs
agents seized a shipment of air-conditioners
in Grand Case, and could do the same in
Saint Barth if the units imported onto the
island as of January 1, 2006 do not meet
France's strict environmental standards.
Which means that air-conditioners that use
R22, or most of the units in use on the
island now, will be I 'ut1.1. i' as of January
1, 2010. Since conversion from gas R22 to
R410A is impossible, most existing systems
will have to be replaced before that date.
(Please note that regulations concerning the
use of R22 vary from Europe to the United
States, where a different set of regulations
are in effect).
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LOSES... ROADSIDE CLEANUP
ON SUNDAY
The associations Subpro-
is was the tect, Lezards des Cayes,
t so many ALC and the Rotary
amed (26), Club have announced
developed that the third large
icanes (14), cleanup operation along
lajor storms the island's roadsides will
ed States takeplace on Sunday,
at so many December 11. The organ-
ry 5 (three), izers are asking volun-
vel on the teers to help on Sunday
scale. morning, in an effort to
the worst make the island a clean-
ke the US er and more pleasant
more place to live. The meeting
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"Specialist in Scientific Aromatherapy"
Call-+(590) 0 590 87 56 47 Cel- 0690 418 421


ALEXANDRA
Hairdresser
Hair core, Monicure, Pedicure
Hair Treatment Leonor Greyl
st Floor Goleries du commerce
Saint-Jeon TIl. :05 90 27 70 31


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Beauty of the Hands and Feet
Gel, Acrylic Nails, Nail Jewels
Spa manicure, Spa pedicure
Tanning
By appointment 0690 351 304
Yacht, Villa, Hotel or Salon








New Spa Manager at Guanahani


nnabelle Signoret is the new
manager of the luxurious spa
at the Guanahani Hotel in
Grand Cul de Sac. A very dynamic
young woman of 32, she has handled
public relations there since April 2005.
The overall architecture of the space
was designed by architect Philippe
Stouvenot and centered around two
pools of water in the open air. Built on
1,000 square meters of land located
behind the reception area of the hotel,
the 450 square meter Spa is construct-
ed of stone and wood, with the aura of
an Indonesian pavilion. There are five
treatment rooms for massage and
water therapy (included two double
rooms for couples), as well as a salon
for manicures/pedicures, a L6onor
Greyl hair salon (a specialist in natural
hair care), a steam room, and a Donna


Wellness Suite with
Access to the Spa

Inaugurated in mid-November,
the Wellness Suite is the most
recent accommodation the Gua-
nahani has to offer. Complete wth
w private entrance, the suite is
located upstairs from the Spa, and
guests have access even in the
evening when the spa closes.
With a small living room and
sweeping views of the ocean, the
Wellness Suite is a perfect spot
for a honeymoon in paradise.


C from the town of Sables
d'Olonnes on the Atlantic Coast in
France I has lived in Saint p i
Barth since 2002 and T
Guanahani sice her arrival on the island.
First as a receptionist, then pub-
lic. p f Spa, and now asits
manager I keeps a watchful eye
on the constant quality treatments.
del Sol jewelry boutique, a branch of
her main store in the Carr6 d'Or in
Gustavia. An herbal tearoom is poised
between the lily pond and the swim-
ming pool for a languorous moment of
relaxation between beauty treatments
at the Spa.

CLARINS CARE
The Guanahani Hotel opted to use
products by Clarins, the leading
European purveyor of high quality
face and body-care products, in their
temple of beauty and relaxation. In
fact, the staff (all female except
Patrick, the shiatsu massage -!cl.ip'l)


-_ ...

receives annual training by Clarins
specialists from France. The massage
therapists are all experienced in the
seven kinds of massage on the Spa
menu: including "hot stone," an Indi-
an massage technique practiced with
hot lava stones that diffuse a unique
energy. "Nuad Bo Rarn" is also
offered: a traditional massage tech-
nique from Thailand that includes
certain pressure points and positions
similar to those used in yoga. Reflex-
ology, Indian head massage, Shiatsu,
lymphatic drainage, and "abyangha"
a relaxing and preventative massage
using hot oils to keep the body in
good health, are also on the menu.
The Spa is open daily from 9am to
8pm. Reservations recommended:
05 90 52 90 36




Sm


A turtle laying eggs


his rare and unusual photograph was taken by
Julien Le Quellec on a beach in Saint Barth, and
captures the very moment that a sea turtle is laying
her eggs. An impressive spectacle that thanks to a certain
tranqulity, one can still observe in Saint Barth. We
decided to publish this photo as a reminder that while the
season for laying of eggs is generally in the summer, and
over by now, a sea turtle was observed doing just that on
a local beach.

b% WHAT ANIMAL IS FOUND
IN THE MOST HOUSES
AROUND THE WORLD?
Each week the Marine 60feet under the sea to
Park answers a question cut off the sponge with
concerning the marine a knife. Later, they
environment and trawled the bottom of
environmental protection. the ocean and with
each passage of the
You most likely guessed machine brought up a
cat or dog? Well, not large quantities of
true. Actually the ani- sponges. Today, most
malfound in the most sponge fishing is done
houses is the sponge. by skin-divers. This
Yes, a sponge is an ani- allows the selection of
mal! Of course there large sponges and
are synthetic sponges leaves the smaller ones
(made from petroleum- to grow. Once out of
based products) but the water, the sponges
these are less absorbent are cleaned, then
than natural sponges. bleached. Please note:
Over the centuries, in Guadeloupe and in
there have been many Saint Barth, it is illegal
different ways to fish to collect sponges,
for sponges. First there unless they have
were divers who risked washed up on the
their lives by plunging shore.


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I Local Weather


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High: 81 F/27 C
Wind ENE
29 mph /46 km/h
Night: Scattered Clouds.
Low: 79 F / 26 C
Wind ENE
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Friday
Scattered Clouds. .8/ .r
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Night :Clear.
Low: 78 F / 26 C
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26 mph /43 km/h


Saturday
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Wind East
20 mph / 32 km/h
Night: Clear.
Low: 79 F / 26 C
Wind ENE
20 mph / 32 km/h

Sunday 7
Clear.
High: 82 F/28 C
Wind ENE
22 mph / 36 km/h
Night: Scattered Clouds.
Low: 80 F / 27 C
Wind East
20 mph / 32 km/h


* Driving in St Barths
ROUND-ABOUT AT LA TOURMENTE
The traffic circle at La
Tourmente (the top of the
hill near the airport) has
f altered the traffic patterns
Sfor who has the right-of-
way. Now, vehicles
'. "' already engaged in the
S' traffic circle have priority.
S;Below is a small diagram
to help you figure out
Y., what to do.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION


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YIELD:
You do not
havethe
right of way


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St Barth WEEKLY
Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth"
Ph.: 05.90.27.65.19 Fax: 05.90.27.91.60
ISSN- 1766-9278
e-mail: stbarthweekl wanadoo.f
Director & layout: Avigael Haddad
Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation: Ellen Lampert Greaux,
Advertising sales : Chlo6 Ameur
Impression : Daily Herald


HELP-HELP-HELP
The Music Festival will
take place from January 7th
till January 24th, 2006: we
are LOOKING FOR gen-
erous residents who are
willing to house our mus-
cians in the period from
January 10 th till 24th.
Please call Ingrid
0590520250

Sprimbarth has commercial
real estate offerings and busi-
ness opportunities available.
Contact Cell: 06 90 53 77 13
christophe.sachot@
wanadoo.fr
Urgent: seeking long-term vil-
la rentals, one to five bed-
rooms. Sprimbarth. contact:
Cell: 06 90 53 77 13
christophe.sachot@
wanadoo.fr
For sale, in Pointe Milou
Buildable land wide sunset
ocean view 630.000 euros -
Contact: CMI 0590 27 80 88
For sale shops in Gustavia and
St Jean from 130.000 to
198.000 euros
Contact: CMI 0590 27 80 88
For sale apartment in St Jean,
living, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths.
Brand new renovation Wide
ocean view over St Jean Bay
900.000 euros Contact:
CMI 0590 27 80 88
For sale beautiful apartment
located in St Jean with view
on the bay, just contemporain
remolded 2 bedrooms, 2 bath-
rooms, lounge, terrace, 100
m2 (1000 sqf). Commun large
pool. Weekly rental possible.
Contact : "St Barth
Properties": 0590 29 75 05

For sale exclusive beautiful
and very private property, 3
bedrooms, 3 bath, pool,
jacuzzi and outdoor sport
room, on 1015 m2 of land.
High rental history.
Contact : "St Barth Proper-
ties": 0590 29 75 05


For sale exclusive property
located on Vitet Hillside,
Incredible view on "Grand
Cul de Sac", "Petit Cul de
Sac", and "Toiny". Made up 3
bedrooms, 3 bath, large living
open on the infinity pool.
Contact: "St Barth Properties":
0590297505
For sale in Marigot, prime 3
bedroom 3 bathroom villa,
pool, very nice ocean view.
sold furnished. Missimmo cell
phone +590 690 710 605 or
info@missimmo.com
Miami Beach Fashionable
walk to Bal Harbour Shops
from 2 bed / 2.5 bath Beach-
hideaway, sunrise & sunset
terraces with glittering views
of ocean and bay. Truly at a
wonderful price.
US$650.000 Call Sheldon
Stivelman @ 7Si-269-49014 or
email scstives@yahoo.com Of
Miami's Fashion & Entertain-
ment Real Estate Team
OYD: Land of 1172m?
?I '.. L clI for sale, located in
Flamands with a nice view on
the ocean, precedent condition
of building possible in the
contract. 590.000 euros.
Exclusivity Sibarth Real
Estate 05 90 29 88 91
ARP: Apartment including
leaving room, open kitchen,
dining room, bedroom and
bathroom. Parking space,
Community pool, Nice view
over the ocean.
Exclusivity Sibarth Real
Estate 05 90 29 88 91
Weekly rental in St Jean, 2
bedroom 2 bath villa, in nice
garden with pool and jacuzzi,
at 3 800 $ per week for
Christmas. For more informa-
tions : Missimmo cell phone
+590 690 710 605
or info@missimmo.com
Weekly rental in St Jean, for
( Iii Iuii. period, apartment
recently renovated, walking
distance to the beach. For mor
informations : Missimmo cell
phone +590 690 710 605 or
info@missimmo.com

























TOTAL PRIVACY WIDE OCEAN VIEW
3 bedrooms, 2 bath, Large living, Large pool, Spa, Unique Garden
Price : PLEASE CONTACT US

Saint-Jean Tel : 0590 27 80 88
Fax : 0590 27 80 85
email: claudine.mora@wanadoo.fr "
www.st-barths.com/cmi

1 Emergency numbers


Shipping rescue
Gendarmerie
PAF / airport & port police
Hospital
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy AMroport
Gustavia
Saint Jean
U Useful numbers


0596709292
059027 1170
05 90 29 76 76
05 90 27 60 35
18 / 05 90 27 66 13
05 90 27 76 03
05 90 27 66 61
05 90 27 61 82
05 90 29 02 12


Tourism 0590278727
Harbour 05 90 27 66 97
Boat company Voyager 05 90 87 10 68
Rapid Explorer 05 90 27 60 33
Airlines company Winair 05 90 27 61 01
St-Barth Commuter 05 90 27 54 54
Air Caraibes 05 90 27 71 90
American Airlines 00 599 54 S 14i1
Taxis Gustavia 05 90 27 66 31
Saint-Jean 0590 2775 81
Tow ,. 0590298040
EDF (electricity company office) 05 90 29 80 81
Water system 05 90 27 60 33
Post Gustavia 05 90 27 62 00
Marine Reserve 06 90 31 70 73
church 0590279538
church Sunday 9am. 0590297463
S church St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am


S Ba r th


IM M O B I L IE R RE A L E S T A T E
WE ARE THERE TO ASSIST YOU IN ALL
REAL ESTATE RENTALS AND SALES TRANSACTIONS

BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED BY AN INTERIOR DESIGNER,
THIS MAGNIFICENT 3 BEDROOMS. 3 BATHROOM LUXURY.
THE MAIN LIVING ROOM. DINING ROOM. GOURMET KITCHEN,
GUEST BATHROOM AND MASTER BEDROOM
wrTH ENSUITE BATH OVERLOOK THE LARGE SWIMMING POOL
A DECK OVERLOOKS THE PRETTY VIEW.
THIS ELEGANT VILLA IS WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
OF THE BEACH AT PETIT CUL DE SAC
AND OFFERS ALL THE AMENmES.
NICOLAS@LAGENCESTBARTH.COM


LES GALLERIES DU COMMERCE SAINT-JEAN BP1021
TEL. : (590) 590 51 07 50 FAX : (590) 590 51 07 30
www.lagence-stbarth.com



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WEEKLY RENTALS
Last Availabilities on villa rentals
for Christmas and New Year's Eve
for ex. : Gorgeous 3 bedroom
3 bath villa, pool,
outstanding sea view and sunset
2 week stay minimum
18 700 $ per week

FOR SALE
Beautiful private 3 bedroom 3 bath villa,
pool, overlooking Gustavia Harbor,
great rental history
Price : 5 500 000 $

IDW Missimmo "- BP 475 Gustavia
Cell phone: + 590 (0) 690 710 605
Fax: +590 (0) 590 510 073
E-mail. : info@missimmo.com
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