Title: St Barth weekly
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Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: March 30, 2006
Copyright Date: 2006
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They are among the
world's most exqui-
site sailboats: sleek
and elegant with decks of
polished wood and tower-
ing masts. Magnificent
with their sails unfurled
and simply l'.! .iiii.ikirn,
with their spinnakers to
the wind, these superb
sailboats are lined up
along the docks of the Port
of Gustavia, as they com-
plete their preparations for
the llth annual Saint
Barth Bucket, which gets
underway with a first race
on Friday, March 31. For
the second time, the race
will take place over three
days, culminating on Sun-
day, April 2. The
Caribbean version of the
original Nantucket Bucket,

and since 2002, the New-
port Bucket, which takes
place every summer in
Newport, Rhode Island,
the Saint Barth Bucket is
one of the informal meet-
ings organized around the
world by the owners of
these fabulous single hull
sailboats. Reserved for
those over 100' long, the
Ilth edition of the Saint
Barth Bucket will feature
30 such great yachts.
Additional boats inquired
about entering the event,
but the race organizers, as
well as the director of the
port, felt it was important
to limit the number, both
for security reasons and
space at the dock. Yet this
is a larger fleet than last
year for the 10th edition


The 2006 edition of the Saint Barth Bucket will be run
in tribute to Tommy Taylor, a co-founder of the Nan-
tucket Bucket 20 years ago, and owner of the 108'
Avalon. According to his family, Tommy Taylor would
have competed in the Bucket this year, but this
consummate athlete, at age 63, died tragically last
February 12 in a snow mobile accident in the Adiron-
dack mountains.

and confirms the populari-
ty of the event. In fact, to
date the only race to have
more boats of this size was
the Millennium Cup held
in 2000 in New Zealand.
Five hundred people are
expected to participate in
the event: sailors, guests,
and owners from around
the world, as well as archi-
tects, designers, represen-
tatives of shipyards, and
other nautical profession-
als from the United States,
Europe. Australia, and
New Zealand, who com-
bine business with pleas-
ure as they enjoy a vaca-
tion in Saint Barth.

184 FEET

The 184' yacht, Rose-
hearty, makes its debut in
the Bucket this year and is
the longest sailboat in the
flotilla. It is also the baby
of the bunch as it was
completed by the Perini
Navi shipyard in Decem-
ber 2005. Built of alu-
minum, it marries comfort
and speed, housing the
owner's suite as well as

five guest cabins. Cele-
brated French designer
Christian Liaigre, who has
a boutique in Saint Barth
and recently completed the
d6cor for the Sereno Hotel
at Grand Cul de Sac, was
responsible for the interior
design. While Rosehearty
is anchored in the harbor,
its sister ship, the 178'
Perini Navi sailboat, Parsi-
fal III, is the longest boat
at the dock. The 2006
Bucket will also feature
two J Class boats (The J
Class has its roots in the
oldest sporting race in the
world, The America's
Cup): Endeavour, a boat
that dates from 1934 and
has recently been entirely
restored, and a copy of the
first Ranger (an America's
Cup defender in 1937)
built in 2002 by the Dan-
ish Yachts shipyard.
Vision, a sleek 148'
Reichel Pugh, is expected
to overcome the largest
handicap-a starting time
90 minutes after the first
boat- and head straight
for the finish line.

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Three days of racing

* FRIDAY, March 31st
11 am: First Gun / First
"Around the Island Race"
Leaving Les Saintes to
around the Island, leaving:
- Ile Coco to PORT
- Roches Rouges to PORT
- Les Grenadiers to PORT
- Ile Chevreau to PORT -
leaving Ile Fregate to
- Pass Ile Fourche to PORT
- To FINISH passing Le
Boeuf (Beef Barrel), either

* SATURDAY, April 1" *
11 am: First Gun / Second
"The Wiggley Course"
Heading NORTH, leaving:
- Ile de la Pointe to STAR-
BOARD and Le Boeuf to
- Ile de Boulanger and Ile
- Ile Fregate to STAR-
Ile Chevreau and Fregate
- Ile Fourche to PORT
- To FINISH, leaving Le
Boeuf, either side

SUNDAY, April 2""
11 am:First Gun/Third
"Around the Island Clock-
wise" Course specifics to
be announced.

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Schedule Events

FRIDAY, March 31
S8 am: Registration desk open
at the marquee
) 9 am : Skipper's meeting at the
marquee, start times distributed
) 11 am : First Gun/First Race
-"Around the Island Race"
) 6pm 8 pm: Cocktails and
hors d'oeuvres served aboard
the yachts (private), stern to at
the Quay (open to the public).

SATURDAY, April 1st
S9 am : Skipper's meeting at the
marquee, start times distributed
) 11 am : First Gun/Second
Race "The Wiggley Course"
) 7 pm: Crew Party at the Quay
open to the public

SUNDAY, April 2nd
19 am : Skipper's meeting at the
marquee, start times distributed
) 11 am : First Gun/First Race
-"Around the Island Race"
S6 pm : Awards Presentation
and Cocktail Party
at the Marquee

WHAT'S A It's when owners of
megayachts not designed for
racing get together for fun &
games with their boats.

Some have to look for sponsors.
Other can choose among them.
This was the case for the
Bucket, whose increased popu-
larity has attracted new spon-
sors each year. Ralph Lauren is
one the major new names on
the list and is expected to parti-
cipate in the private party held
on Saturday evening for the
owners of the yachts racing in
the Bucket.

ort director, Bruno Gr6aux on
second floor of The image of the
Port of Gustavia that is best
known around the world is that of the
last few days of the year, when the
docks and harbor are filled to the brim
with mega-yachts one larger than the
next. To see the Quai General de
Gaulle, the Quai de la R6publique,
and for the first time, part of the dock
by the Wall House, overflowing with
some of the most magnificent sailing
yachts in the world, is n'iiciilii spe-
cial for Bruno Gr6aux, director of the
port: "It's fantastic that the port satis-

fies all the great yachtsmen we have
here this week."
As for the organization of the Buck-
et, in spite of the record number of
boats, the port director is not wor-
ried: "everything is almost ready.
Every boat has its assigned space.
Every skipper has, or will have, the
very precise safety regulations for
entering and leaving the port, in
order to avoid collisions! The port
staff is ready to welcome them. If
there is enough wind, the Bucket will
truly be spectacular."


For all spectators
going out
to watch the race
Going out on the sea to
watch the big Bucket
boats race is a very
beautiful sight. Howev-
er, please be aware that
these are very big boats
going at their maximum
speed. They cannot
maneuver quickly or

When you are out in
your boat or jet skis, for
security sake, do not cut
in front of these boats.
Give them plenty of
clearance please.
Do not place yourself in
a situation that will
endanger you or per-
sons on board the racing

Notice to captains
of all boats anchored
on moorings
During the weekend of
the Saint Barth Bucket,
from Friday, March 31
through Sunday, April
2, the Port has requested
that you not move your
boat from 9:00-11:00am
and from 2:00-5:00pm,
for reasons of safety
and to avoid accidents.

For Port Director Bruno Grdaux:

The Bucket reveals

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The Bucket History

he first Bucket regat-
ta was organized in
Nantucket (Mass.)),
in August, 1986 by Roger
Janes, Captain of
"Volodor", John Clyde
Smith, Captain of "Man-
dalay" and Peter Goldstein,
owner-Captain of the yacht
"Flying Goose". After an
evening that evolved into a
copious Mount Gay Rum
debate as to what each
yacht and crew could
accomplish, the stage was
set for bragging rights. Sev-
en yachts sailed the first
Nantucket Bucket, a fifteen
mile course in Nantucket
Sound that was handi-
capped by staggered starting
times. Recollections are
vague as to exactly which
yacht won, but records
clearly indicate that no
yacht finished worse than

seventh. A popular event
since the first sailing, the
Nantucket Bucket Regatta
expanded over the years,
along with the size of yachts
in the fleet. The event was
financially subsidized by
Nelson Doubleday, owner
of "mandalay", also by Tom
Taylor, owner of "Gleam"
(today "Avalon"), and the
famous 21 Federal Restau-
rant (headquarters), result-
ing in no initial entry fees
for the participants and a
completely non-commercial
Between 1986 and 2001,
the Nantucket Bucket flour-
ished, becoming a premier
Mega Yacht regatta that
invites owners and crews of
the world's largest sailing
yachts to sail to peak per-
formance in a safe venue, in
the spirit of wholesome

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competition. The concept of
the staggered start, where
each yacht is assigned its
own starting time, creates a
great safety net in allowing
the starting area to be clear
for maneuvering.
The first St. Barths Bucket
was launched in 1995,
organized and supported by
Captain Timothy Laugh-
ridge and Isam Kabbani,
owner of "Sariyah", Captain
Mike Fireband, team
"Gleam", and Captain Ian
Craddock, team "Man-
dalay". In earlier years the
regatta started with a feeder
race from St. Eustacius with
all participants starting
together, which helped to
determine the relative
speeds of the new additions
to the fleet from Europe,
such as "Alejandra" and
"Never say never". The race
finished off Baleines Rock,
adjacent to Gustavia Har-
bour, St. Barths, after
which all the boats went
stem to at the Quay. In the
spirit of Bucket tradition, all
owners, captains and crews
enjoyed cocktails and
canap6s while the starting
positions for the following
day's race were negotiated.
Each night a different ves-
sel vied for the right to host
a cocktail party for all par-
ticipants. Rumor has it that
this may have influenced
the race committee's deci-
sion for the vessel's starting
time the next day...
Following the announce-
ment that 2001 was to be the
last Nantucket Bucket, the
founders passed the torch to
the present Bucket Race
Committee: Hank Halsted,
Ian Craddock and Timothy

Laughridge. The summer
venue was shifted in 2002,
to Newport, RI, where the
event has been well hosted
by the Newport Shipyard.
The St. Barths Bucket has
evolved into a stellar event
as well, with fully 28 yachts
in attendance for the 2005
event and 26 yachts from
76' to 180' competing. As
the Bucket Regattas have
evolved, the organizers
have kept a tight focus on
maintaining the original,
non-commercial flavor of
the event. Although the cost
of producing a regatta of
this magnitude is not insub-
stantial, those costs have
been controlled and subsi-
dized by direct owner con-
tributions and their hosting
parties themselves, for their
competition. The yachting
industry has been generous
in putting forward sponsor-
ship for the event, particu-
larly the marine trades that
are directly involved in serv-
icing these mega-yachts. As
such, the Bucket maintains
the feel of an event put on
by owners, and by the busi-
nesses that are supported by
those owners and their
yachts. The Bucket Regattas
have had additional support
from a number of firms
from outside the marine
industry as well, but all in
keeping with the low key,
non-commercial flavor of
the event.
The reason for the success
of the Bucket Regattas is
that they are primarily about
having fun aboard the most
spectacular sailing yachts
ever launched, in the nicest
cruising areas in the world..
The Bucket provides a safe
venue in which these
yachts can sail to peak per-
formance, with equal focus
on winning the race and
winning the party.

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A "Weekly" look at interesting
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Former deputy mayor for Bruno
Magras and a former profes-
sional sailor, Edouard Magras
stated to sail at the age of 15, in an
era when motorboats had not yet
made their appearance in Saint
Barth. For the French language web
site, corossol.info, he agreed to write
part of his life story, found here in

"Great-grandson, grandson, and son of
a sailor, I was born in Corossol on
April 30, 1933. I was 22 months old
when my father, Louis Emilien
Magras, passed away. On January 21,
1924, he set sail as a junior seaman on
the sailboat, Alice, then later as a sailor
on the Inese. His respect for the pro-
fessional, and the love with which he
accomplished his work, made him a
good sailor, a man liked by everyone.
They said he was "a seaman out of the
ordinary." A small sailboat of 50 tons
(gross registered tonnage) Inese was
anchored during the last week of
December 1934, in the bay of Gascon
(between Corossol and Colombier).
With a little rowboat, the sailors went
back and forth to load the boat with
stones they were to transport to Pointe-
a-Pitre for the construction of the large
docks there. It was on December 29
when my father was literally over-
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stomach. His colleagues took him to
the house. In those days, a doctor
came to Saint Barth once every two
weeks: as a result my father's illness
was fatal. He died on January 1, 1935,
from peritonitis at the age of 29.
The partial pension awarded to my
mother for a period of just 10 months
was miniscule. The declaration of the
Second World War did not help the sit-
uation any. Helped by her sister-in-law
in terms of daily chores, my mother,
who had a strong character, decided
not to give up, but to fight in the face
of adversity. With her head high and a
sense of pride, she was able to watch
us, Frangilia, my older sister, and me,

The Lockinvar, a ship that between and
Puerto Rico, in September 1955 when hurricane tossed it onto the
rocks below the site of the Sunset Hotel in Gustavia.

grow up in spite of tough times.
Enrolled in elementary school on
Colombier, at the age of 14 I received
my school diploma, which was equiv-
alent to high school in those days. Not
having the means to continue my stud-
ies off the island, I was resigned to
finding work here. It would be useless
to say that I had any thing other than
one idea in my head: to navigate. So
one day Captain Th6odore Danet
asked me to embark aboard the Inese
II (Rouby), a trading ship that sailed
between Trinidad and Puerto-Rico, as
a novice sailor. I was 15 years old.
With time, I evolved to a junior sailor,
then sailor. The boat sank after the pas-
sage of Hurricane Dog in 1950, on the
site where the new City Hall stands
today and was replaced by the Lockin-
var, where I served as a cook, replac-
ing Monsieur Zing, who was sick.
While the Lockinvar, just escaped
sinking on January 1, 1954, it was not
so lucky in September 1955 when Hil-
da tossed it onto the rocks below the
site of the Sunset Hotel.

Paid by the share
On these sailboats, there was a very
unique method for paying the salary of
the crew: the system of the share. After
two or three trips, the captain gathered
the crew for payment. Once general
expenses were taken out, the rest was
divided into seven shares: four of the
seven for the boat, and three of the


PEOPLE WATCH : Edouard Magras

seven to be divided for the crew: one
and a half shares for the captain, one
and a quarter shares for the crew chief,
one share for each sailor and the cook,
one half share for the junior sailors,
and one quarter part for the novice
The Funwood replaced the Lockinvar.
After serving as the crew chief for sev-
eral months, I enrolled in a correspon-
dence course. These classes allowed
me to take my baccalaureate exams,
but a little later I asked the school to
provide navigation classes. That is
how in 1959, I found myself in Fort de
France (Martinique) to take my first
exam: On November 24, I embarked
as second officer on a steam ship, the
Ino, with my diploma in my pocket.
After working on the Marie-Stella and
the Santa-Maria, I went into partner-
ship with Messieurs H. Magras and A.
Danet to buy, with three equal shares,
the Brindicate II.
In 1966, married and father of two
children, I left once again for Fort de
France for a period of 13 months to
take courses in preparation for my
next exam. On September 30, 1967, I
earned my second diploma. Unfortu-
nately, with the increase in employee
benefits, the ship owners in the
Antilles, like those in France, sold or
commissioned their ships. But I still
had to work: so I embarked succes-
sively on the Ino, le Mistral, the Mis-
tral II, the Brevedent, and Antifer, a
trading ship that transported cement
and livestock as far as Kourou (in



French Guyana). After a shipwreck in
1971, I decided to abandon the most
beautiful, yet saddest, profession in the
world. In 1974, I opened a small gro-
cery business that I closed in 1986. At
the request of the director of the port in
November 1986, that I became the
pilot for the port zone. Not a full-time
job, it gave me time to renovate my
parents house: you can see the shin-
gles, the gutters carved into solid
wood, and the old urn that served as a
reservoir for drinking water. I wanted,
in a way, that the house kept its allure
from 130 years ago, or when it was
built. My father had bought from his
parents and repaired it before he got
married on September 4, 1930.
By presidential decree on June 16,
1980, I was named a Chevalier in the
National Order of Merit. Monsieur

Jacques Henry Limoge, the sub-pre-
fect for the N. iici'i I\l.inK\, presented
this medal to me on August 24, 1981.
By decree on August 23, 2001 by
Monsieur Jean Claude Gayssot, Minis-
ter for Equipment, Transport and
IH..ui 'LI2. I was named a Chevalier in
the Maritime Order of Merit. Mon-
sieur Olivier Mornet, Administrator
for Maritime Affairs in Guadeloupe,
presented me with this medal, as well
as one from the merchant marine, on
January 12, 2002.
The day of my 71st birthday, on April
30, 2004, I decided to retire from all
professional activities and devote
myself to my family, a difficult but
necessary decision.

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Famous Naval Architect Ron HoIlandi
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won by long time Btucket participant.
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St Barth's Bucket
) Thursday March 30
6pm: Captains'
briefing on the Quai
General de Gaulle
I Friday March 31
11am: Around the
island regatta
) Saturday April 1
11am: Regatta
around Peld,
Boulanger, Bon-
homme, Fr6gate, and
Fourchue islands.
) Sunday April 12
- 11am: Around the
island regatta in the
other direction
- 6pm: Awards cere-
mony and cocktail
reception on the Quai
General de Gaulle.

Live Music
) Every Evening
- Papa Guyo & Tanya Michelle,
from 9 pm to midnight, La Plage
Saint Jean
- "KJ Denhert Trio", from 9 pm
to midnight, Bet'a Z'ailes,
- Lounge mix, 7 pm to 1 am,
Bar't6, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
- All selected quality lounge music
by Philippe, Zanzibarth, St Jean
- Screen Live concert from
6.30pm, Caf6 Yacht, Gustavia
- Alan Landry, piano, 8pm, Gaiac
restaurant, Hotel Le Toiny
) From Tuesday to Saturday
Philippe Nardone on piano, from
the Copacabana to Montmartre,
from 7pm, Christopher H6tel,
Pointe Milou
I Thursday, March 30
- Bikini coca from 12pm,
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Show from 8:30 pm, ZanziBarth,
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- Nadge, sunset concert from
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I Friday, March 31
- Balearic Afternoon by Franky,
from 2 pm, La Plage, Saint-Jean
- RMI in live at 8 pm,
Ti Zouk K'f6, Gustavia
- Nadege, sunset concert from
5:30pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
) Saturday, April 1st
- Grand merchant zouk,
Ti Zouk K'f6, from 8pm
- Special Dakar Rally evening:
film projection, plus the chance to
see the actual rally car, Bacardi
Caf6, Saint Jean, at 8pm
- Stephane Cano, sunset concert
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I Sunday, April 2nd
- Nadege, sunset concert from
5:30pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
- "Emergency" party starting
at noon at La Plage, Saint-Jean
.I Tuesday, April 4th
Nadege, sunset concert from
5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Wednesday, April 5th
Nadege, sunset concert from
5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia

Let's Party
I Monday
Monday Night Fever, 100%
disco, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
Cream evening by Mateo,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Tuesday
Cabaret Show, with Kim &
Co, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
"Laisse Parler les Gens",
Caribean party, by Chaya,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
) Wednesday
Plastic Boots Party by Carole,
Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
BBQ on the beach from
8 pm, Nikki Beach, St Jean
) Thursday,
-Angel Party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
Hot Night, Only Girl, with
surprise, Yacht Club, Gustavia
) Friday,
The Real Ti Party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou

) Sunday
- Karaok6 Party, Yacht Club,

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

) Through April 27
Jesse Chapman, at galerie
Me.di.um Gustavia.
I Through April
Daniel Cosset at Central bART
Gallery, near Ti Zouk K'fe,
I Through March 31
Denis Perrolaz, at Jane's Gallery
Eden Rock, St Jean
) Through April
- Stphanie Leroux sculptures, Carl
Gustaf hotel, Gustavia
) Permanent exhibits
- Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
presents paints of PL. Bartoli,
Wall House restaurant, Gustavia
- Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
-Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
-Spidler, Christian Mas gallery,
-Zaza Noah, Tamarin, Saline
-Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
-Antoine Heckly, Made in Saint-
Barth boutique, St-Jean
) Art Galleries
-Eve Ducharme Art Gallery,
05 90 27 88 41
-To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
-Me.di.um gallery, Gustavia
-Central bART Gallery, near Ti
Zouk K'f6, Gustavia

Fashion Show
I Everyday
- 9 pm, Lolita Jaca, La Scala
Restaurant, Gustavia
) From Tuesday to Sunday,
1.30pm, fashion show featuring
Geisha Vampire, La Plage,
St Jean
) Every Tuesday evening,
6:30 pm, Boutique of the H6tel
Isle de France, Flamands

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"Millionnaire:" now a fourth!

t won't be long
before the anony-
mous person who
found three stars on their
"Millionnaire" ticket at
the Barnes bookstore
will be seen on televi-
sion as he turns the
wheel of fortune on the
French television show
"Millionnaire," which
airs on Fridays on
France 2. Winners can
take home up to one mil-
lion euros. The happy
winner unveiled the win-
ing ticket in February.
He usually just bought two
tickets for two euros each,
but since his daughter was
there at the time, he
bought a third ticket for
two euros. He waited a

week without scratching
the ticket... he then dis-
covered the three stars that
give you the right to go on
the television program and
win anywhere from 20,000
to 1,000,000 euros by

spinning the wheel of for-
tune. France 2 also pays
for a two-day trip to Paris,
with the companion of his
choice, along with the sell-
ers of the winning ticket,
where they are given VIP

treatment by La
Francaise des Jeux.
Since 1993, this is the
fourth resident of Saint
Barth to find the three
winning symbols and
to spin the wheel on
TV. On April 6, 1993, a
first winner brought
home 300,000 francs.
Fifteen days later, on
April 23, another hap-
py person won 100,000
francs. Then on
November 27, 2001, a
third winner also won
300,000 francs. How-
ever, the largest sum won
in Saint Barth remains the
39,073,195 francs won by
a resident of Lorient in the
French lottery...

* U ,

rue de la R6publique, Gustavia,
05 90 27 73 13

Each week the Marine
Park answers a question
concerning the marine
environment and environ-
mental protection.


At the time when dinosaurs
were but simple cells and
the earth was still in its
infancy, man would not
have been able to breathe
the air on our planet. Vol-
canic activity spewed forth
a mix of toxic gases and
steam. Once in the atmos-
phere, this mix fell back to
earth in the form of rain
that washed the earth,
cleansing it of the elements
needed to make salt. A hun-
dred million years of this
cycle was enough to defini-
tively add salt to our seas
and oceans.

For two reasons: first
because it reflects the blue
of the sky, especially when
it is not cloudy. But that
explanation is not enough,
as the sea is also blue when
there are clouds. The blue
color also comes from rays
of the sun that scatter into
different colors when they
hit the surface of the water.
As the water gets deeper
the light is refracted differ-
ently. For the first few
meters, the color yellow
disappears, then red, then
green in turn. As a result
the variations in the depth
of the sea cause the
nuances of color as we per-
ceive them. When the water
is shallow, the blue is clear,
or green-blue. The deeper it
gets, the blue is darker, or
almost black.


Outdoor m &ide


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A look at the world of the Amerindians

A look at the world of the
Amerindians Archeolo-
gist Dominique Bonnis-
sent, a specialist in
archeology, paid a
visit to the
island. This
gave Saint-
Barth Weekly
the opportunity
to speak with
her about the
Arawaks, the
first people that
populated the island.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
What is pre-Colombian
Dominique Bonnissent: The study of
the Amerindian peoples who lived
and colonized the West Indies before
the arrival of Christopher Columbus.
These were the first inhabitants of
the islands. The first traces of their
habitation date to 5000 BC. and
were found in the Greater Antilles
(Santa Domingo, Cuba, and Puerto
Rico). This was a population
referred to as "pre-ceramic" (a peri-
od that lasted though 500 BC) and
are -h. 'uiill to have come either from
, ,iulh!'!ii Florida or Central America
by way of the Yucatan Peninsula. In
the Lesser Antilles, the first traces of
occupation are more recent, and date
from 2500 BC.

Saint-Barth Weekly: How would
you describe the Amerindians of
the "pre-ceramic" era?
Dominique Bonnissent : There were
nomadic peoples. The colonized the
islands by way of the sea, traveling
in pirogues. They lived in encamp-
ments that they stocked according to
their needs: flint for the fabrication
of stone tools; small animals and
shellfish for food or for the making
of tools such as axes chipped out of
conch shells; large trees for the

Saint-Barth Weekly:
What happened to them.
Did the pre-ceramic peo-
ples disappear?
Dominique Bonnis-
sent: As of 500
BC. a new
wave of
migrant peo-
ple called
the "Sal-
adoide "
came north
from South
America to
the Lesser
Antilles. They differed from
the pre-ceramic population in that
they knew how to make pottery. Lit-
tle is known of the transition
between the pre-ceramic and Sal-
adoide periods. We do not know if
there was assimilation of the pre-
ceramics into the new culture when
they came into contact with the Sal-
adoides, who were more technologi-
cally advanced, or if the pre-ceram-
ics simply disappeared when the
new population arrived.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
What were the characteristics of
the Amerindians of the Saladoi
de period?
Dominique Bonnissent: In contrast
to the pre-ceramic nomads, they
were a more sedentary population,
with a more developed social organi-
zation. They lived in villages with
small houses built of wood. They
practiced horticulture, cultivating
gardens. The Saladoide period
lasted until the ninth century
AD, at which time the
appeared in the Less-
er Antilles, coming
most likely from
South America.
Several post-Sal-
adoide phases, each
lasting approxi-
mately 200 years,
followed, until the

arrival of Christopher Columbus in
the West Indies. During that period,
due to wars, diseases, and the arrival
of the European settlers, the
Amerindians disappeared.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
Are there descendents of the
Amerindians alive today?
Dominique Bonnissent: Yes. Today,
the descendents of the rare surviving
Amerindians are grouped together in
Dominica where they live on a reser-
vation, on land that was given to
them. They have preserved their
Amerindian culture but for the most
part have mixed with the people that
came from Africa.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
What do we know about
Amerindian settlements
in Saint-Barth?
Dominique Bonnissent: Fifteen pre-
Colombian sites are listed on the
archeological map of the island. Lit-
tle is known about them as there
have not been any scientific digs.
The sites are generally along the
beaches, such as those in Saint-Jean
and Gouverneur; or a little further
inland such as the site found near the
airport. There were also shards of
pottery found in Saint-Jean Bay and
at the airport site, confirming the
occupation of Saint-Barth by the
Amerindians of the Saladoide or
post-Saladoide period.

La Bouillabaisse Marseille:

La Bouillabaisse, the most typical dish of Marseille, was originally
a fisherman's dish. While sorting out the fish intended to be sold
they used to put aside certain species which they would then
prepare for their families and themselves. It is a very simple family
dish which has evolved over the years.

Today there is a Bouillabaisse Chart that includes precise
ingredients which are important to maintain tradition
while respecting the culinary art of the Chef.

La Bouillabaisse Marseille must consist of at least 4 types
of Mediterranean rock fishes: scorpion fish, white scorpion fish,
red mullet, skate, conger eel, john Dory, cigale de Mer (Mediterranean
crustacean resembling a lobster) or spiny lobster.

The Bouillabaisse is served in two servings, the fresh fish soup
and the whole cooked fish.
There is, however, one fundamental rule: the fish must be cut up in
front of the guests. La Rouille, which is a typical sauce, accompanied
with croutons to be served both with the soup and the fish.

You can enjoy la Bouillabaisse Marseille at Restaurant des Pecheurs
where traditional Marseille Bouillabaisse is served for lunch and
dinner each friday.
reservations : (+590) 590 298 300. www.lesereno.com

Le sereno.




Seen in St Barth

Young Us band at Ti Zouk K'Fe

It's always fun at \i / / Beach.
photo Cyril Margarit

SF'PN I -"- W a .
illa Croe Saint Jean
Tel./fao: 0590 29 84 05 email: ilena2 wanadoo.kr

The last parade of Carnival, the mid-Lent parade in
which revelers wear red and black.
Photos : Rosemond Greaux


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Hair care, Manicure, Pedicure
Hair Treatment Leonor Greyl
Ist Floor Galerle du commerce
Saint Jean TI. : 05 90 27 70 31

i nerapeutie massages
with a natural essential oils
Trained from the Aternativa Therapy School
"Specialit in Scientific Aromath~rapy"
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05 90 271 561

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Ph. : Fax:
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Director & layout: Avigael Haddad
Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation: Ellen Lampert Greaux,
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Impression : Daily Herald

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Tel.: 05 90 27 78 62

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- Sliming treatment
- Deep tissus
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with color oils
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Tel. : 05 90 275 946 or 06 90 591583
email: venusbeautyspa@wanadoo.fr

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Spa manicure, Spa pedicure
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Yacht, Villa, Hotel or Salon



Saturday, April 1st

Film projection
and discussion
with Kiki
__ Rally vehicle
will be present.
African Menu
For each meal purchased one euro donated to the children of Mali
Mexican Food
) Every Night W

Glass Ground Back Into Sand

W ith lower trans- '..~
portation costs, -
less pollution, i: _.
and the utilization of
locally collected recycled
glass, the opening last
Wednesday of a glass
crusher in Saint Martin by -
the company, Antilles -
Recyclage run by Colin
Leese, is a perfect exam-
ple of an intelligent sus-
tainable environmental
project. This was the opin-
ion offered by Yvan
Liziard, director of the
recycling department of
Eco-Emballages in Paris, who came
to Saint-Martin to attend the inaugu-
ration of the glass crusher: "transport-
ing the glass long distances by boat
(as was done in the past) produced
C02 that was not good for the ozone
layer. This is also a solution to the
problem of over-saturation at existing
glass recycling centers."

The opening of the glass crusher will
be useful to Saint Barth as well, as
the island will be able to eliminate its
stock of recycled glass in a faster
manner. Instead of a bi-annual ship-
ment to a recycling center in France,
near Bordeaux, where the island's
glass was reused for new b," 'lkI. the
800 tons of household glass collected

S every year will now go to
C Saint Martin, with a ship-
ment every time a 20-ton
container is filled. Two
Containers have already
been sent. Another advan-
tage to the new system is
that the 66 tons of glass
S not usable for new 1;" 'iik.,
S and that until now have
been thrown into the
: -.- ocean, can also be recy-
-:'"''. cled, with the crushed
residue used for construc-
." tion and public works
projects, as the machine
can create two kinds of
granules, sand or gravel. The gravel
can be used for roadbeds, as a filter-
ing system in trenches, to lay tiles, or
as a multi-colored decorative sub-
stance. The municipality has taken
the lead in announcing that it will use
this recycled glass product on the
project of putting pipes underground
in Grand Cul de Sac.

U Local Weather

High: 79 F/26 C
Wind ESE
13 mph / 21 km/h
Night: Clear.
Low: 77 F / 25 C
Wind ENE
8 mph /14 km/h

High: 79 F/26 C
Wind East
8 mph / 14 km/h
Night: Clear.
Low: 76 F / 24 C
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1 Classified ads

Gustavia, waterfront
triplex apt, 360 sqft,
furnished one bedroom
A/C, 2 bathrooms, liv-
ing room w. dining
area, kitchen, terrace
facing the harbour.
1995 euros/month
Fax./tel : (0590)
29.74.48 or
kokon@ wanadoo.fr

OYD: Land of 1172m?
(0.28acre) for sale,
located in Flamands
with a nice view over
the ocean, precedent
condition of building
permit possible in the
contract. 590 000
euros. Exclusive listing

Sibarth Real Estate
05 90 29 88 91

Land for sale with a
building permit, large
open sea view, great
size for a quiet place.
Call for additional
information: IMMO
BUSINESS 05 90 29
22 98, immo-busi-

Real Estate
Handyman preventive
maintenance and
emergency service,
reasonable rates 06 90
35 72 79

KAT: Extraordinary
location in Gustavia,
for this 1 bedroom

1 Emergency numbers

Shipping rescue
PAF / airport & port police
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy A6roport
Saint Jean
* Useful numbers

Tourism ,
Boat company

Airlines company

Rapid Explorer
St-Barth Commuter
Air Caraibes
American Airlines

05 96 70 92 92
05 90 27 11 70
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 27 66 97
05 90 27 60 33
05 90 27 61 01
05 90 27 71 90
00599 54521141i

To, .' 05 90 2
EDF (electricity company office) 05 90 2!
Water system 05 90 2'
Post Gustavia 05 90 2
Marine Reserve 06 90 3
Church 0590 2
church Sunday 9am. 05 90 2
church St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am

9 8040
1 7073

apartment overlooking
the harbor facing the
sunset, including living
room, bedroom, terrace
with dining area and
Jacuzzi $ 645.000.
Exclusive listing
Sibarth Real Estate 05
90 29 88 91

For sale: brasserie busi-
ness located in St. Jean.
3-6-9 year lease. For
additional information
write to brasseriecre-

Exclusivity For Sale : 6
bedrooms / 4 bath villa,
living room, large ter-
race + additional fully
equipped studio, pool,
sea view, Flamands
area. Well maintained,
furnished. 2.250.000
euros. Contact "St Barth
Properties; Sotheby's
international realty" at
0590 29 75 05

For Sale, Saint.Jean,
close to the beach, 2
bedrooms / 2 bath villa,
living room, pool,
ajoupa. Recent buil-
ding. 1 200 000 euros.
Contact "St Barth
Properties; Sotheby's
international realty" at
0590 29 75 05

Villa for sale Top hill
villa in St Jean, great
views, 2 bed/ 2 bath,
garage 1.185.000 euros.
Ref. : 06.252 Contact
les Vents Aliz6s: (590)
590 27 78 70 or email :

Business for sale Easy
to run 190.000 euros

Ref. : 06.249 Contact
les Vents Aliz6s: (590)
590 27 78 70 or email :

Villa for sale- Villa near
St Jean, Lovely beach,
2 bed / 2 bath and pool
& ajoupa 1.200.000
euros. Ref. : 06.250
Contact les Vents
Aliz6s: (590) 590 27 78
70 or email

Facing the ocean:
1h.,iinii,.. typical Cre-
ole cottages, two bed-
rooms, very good con-
dition, 1,350,000 euros.
Call for additional
information: IMMO
BUSINESS 05 90 29
22 98, immo-busi-

Sublime and prestigious
ensemble of villas and
very private cottages,
refined decor and archi-
tecture, limitless views
of the turquoise horizon
3,800.000 euros Call
for additional informa-
tion: IMMO BUSI-
NESS 05 90 29 22 98,
i m m o

For Sale, Pointe Milou
leeward, West oriented
with exceptional view,
2 bedrooms /2 bath
villa, living room, pool.
Furnished. High rental
potential. 1.500.000
euros. Contact "St Barth
Properties, Sotheby's
international realty" at
0590 29 75 05

Immo Business
rue Lafayette
Charming a Gustavia BP 119
97133 Saint Barth6lemy
T61. : (590) 590 292 298
ou 06 90 39 85 86
Fax: (590) 590 293 295

Charming and spacious new villa
with view of St Jean Bay, three bedrooms
in two bungalows, swimming pool, plus
independent apartment with two bedrooms.

300 meters from the beach
High-quality construction,
Two bedroom villa, perfect condition
Luxury detail
1,200,000 E

An untamed natural setting surrounds
this charming villa, built on 1900 Sq meters
offlat, accessible land. Two bedrooms, large
terrace, garage, and independent apartment.
1,400,000 euros

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Lovely typical
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Beautiful carribean
Sea View, 2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
Ref agency 05.242

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Marigot (opposite of Monoshop) 97133 St Barthelemy
Ph.: 05 90 27 78 70 Fax: 05 90 27 94 52
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