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Extra Parliament Session in September

SAINT BARTH POLITICAL STATUS ON STAND-BY


DEAR WEEKLY
READER,

The 2005-2006 season
has finally come to an
end, which means
that this is the last
issue of The Weekly
for this year.

We hope you have
enjoyed our "Weekly"
recap of local news,
information about
places to go and
things to see, as well
as portraits of people
who add fun and fla-
vor to life in Saint
Barth, whether you
read us on the beach,
in your villa, or back
home via the Inter-
net.

The Weekly is publi-
shed by Le Journal de
Saint Barth, which
has closed for a brief
summer vacation. But
we promise to be back
next fall, with The
Weekly once again
ready to keep you up
to date with the latest
news from the island.

We look forward to
seeing you on your
next visit to Saint
Barth!

The editors
Saint Barth Weekly


he extra French Parliament session,
which normally takes place in July or
August, has now been set to begin on
Thursday, September 7, as per the presidential
decree issued on July 5 at the end of the Minis-
ter's Council meeting, and made public by gov-
ernmental spokesperson, Jean-Frangois Cope.
The last meeting this summer will be on August
2, he noted.
Three projects are on the docket: the agreement
to merge GDF-Suez; one that aims to prevent
delinquency; and a law about water already
accepted. The plan to privatize GDF will be
debated in the Assembly as of September 7,
while the Senate examines Sarkozy's text on
delinquency. The Overseas dossier including
the change of political evolution in Saint Barth
is not on the agenda. Is there a new stumbling
block? Who knows? Last week, mayor Bruno
Magras had a meeting with senator Christian
Cointat, who has been put in charge of the
political evolution projects in the Northern
Islands. He indicated that the project is follow-
ing due course. Louis Constant Fleming, repre-
sentative from Saint Martin, also met with
Cointat the same day. Christian Cointat, the


senator who represents the French outside of
France and the secretary of the Senate commis-
sion for constitutional laws, legislation, and
universal suffrage, was part of the delegation of
three senators named in December 2004 by the
Senate Laws Commission.

The Mayor Attends Overseas
Convention of UMP
Before his hearing at the Senate on July 12,
Bruno Magras attended the Overseas Con-
vention of the UMP political party, organized
in the Salle Gaveau in the 8th arrondissement
of Paris. This annual convention, organized
by Michel Diefenbacher, national secretary of
the UMP in charge of Overseas affairs, and
Marie-Dominique Aeschlimann, national sec-
retary of the UMP for the Overseas presence
in France, was based on the theme: "Over-
seas: Unleash The Energy," which has noth-
ing to do with electric production in the
DOMs. The goal of the meeting was to under-
stand the important issues in the overseas
departments, which are of course different
from those in France. Nicolas Sarkozy, presi-
dent of the UMP, closed the meeting.


WATCH OUT FOR MOSQUITOES .


aint Barth has wit-
nessed an increased
number of cases of
dengue fever, and local
health officials fear it could
be an epidemic. This could
be due to a humid spring,
with rains contributing to the
voracity of the mosquito pop-
ulation and ineffectiveness of
spraying of insecticides. The
island has supplied extra pul-
verization around the houses
where there are cases of
dengue, and additional over-
all spraying in an attempt to
control the situation. But
everyone should take person-
al measures as well
Dengue is a viral disease
whose symptoms include a
high fever with headaches,
muscular aches, and general
tiredness that can last for a
few weeks. Most people do
not have complications


although there are hemor-
rhagic forms of dengue,
which mean that patients
should avoid taking aspirin
or anti-inflammatory medica-
tion, and not self-medicate:
your doctor should take a
blood test before deciding
what to prescribe. There is no
specific treatment or vaccine
for this disease.
Here are a few things
everyone can do in the fight
against mosquitoes and get-
ting dengue:
1) Protect yourself from get-
ting mosquito bites, by wear-
ing long sleeves and long
pants when possible, and
using bug spray or repellant
creams;
2) Help eliminate places
where mosquitoes can breed:
r Protect cisterns and water
reserves with screens or add
fish l:li1 il the larva;


r Throw away any old
objects that might collect
water;
r Anything you are keeping
should be stored where it
cannot collect water (tires,
flower pots, buckets, etc)
r Change water in vases
regularly, at least twice per
week
r Make sure gutters are
clean and do not have stag-
nant water;
r Make sure the septic sys-
tem is not cracked and pro-
tect the air vents with
screens.
They say you cannot get
dengue more than once, but
there are different strains of
the disease, so beware!





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News from the Marine Park


Temperature:
Bleaching I Algae
No sooner did it recover from the
high temperatures of last summer,
than the local coral is faced once
again with a rise in water tempera-
ture. In fact, coral stops growing
when the water is hotter than 80'F: it
"bleaches," and if the period where
the temperature is over this threshold
is too extended, the coral dies. Unfor-
tunately, much of the coral around
Saint Barthelemy was affected due to
the long summer of 2005. Let's hope
that this summer isn't quite so
long.....

A call for witnesses!
Every year at this time, marine turtles
lay their eggs on the island's beaches.
This is the perfect occasion for the










Marine Park to observe the turtles
and try to count them and observe
their actions. If you would like to
lend a hand, and especially if you are
lucky enough to see traces or the
place a turtle has laid her eggs, please
call the Marine Park at 0590 27 88 18
or 0690 31 70 73.



School exhibition
The student in class 5A at the Mireille
Junior High School organized an
exhibit on the "underwater environ-
ment around Saint Barthelemy." The
exhibit exposed other students to the
variety of things they can learn if they
go on the excursions planned by the
Discovery Itinerary, including a visit
to the "sea grasses" in Petit Cul de
Sac, a trip to the "coastal ecosystem"


photos and drawings. In addition,
several classes went on a field trip to
Petit Cul de Sac, where they leaned
About the origin of sand, and the bio-
diversity of the underwater environ-
S ment.


in Grand Cul de Sac, and finally, a
trip about the "coral reef' near Gros
Islets. In addition, those who partici-
pated in the project included Eric
Delcroix (turtle expert) and Liliane
Frenkiel (specialist in mollusks and
conch). The students thank the
Mireille Choisy School, Mme Esti-
enne, and the Marine Park for this ini-
tiative.


Elementary students,
already aware
of environmental protection
Environmental protection also con-
cerns small children. That is the con-
viction of the teachers at the elemen-
tary school in Gustavia who called
upon the Marine Park to explain to
their students about the fragility of
the environment and the necessity of
protecting it. This was done thanks to
the help of diorama illustrated with


Jonas's Internship
The Marine Park has several interns
every year as part of a school curricu-
lum. They participate in various
activities at the Marine Park in order
to get an understanding first of the
working world, and secondly about
environmental career options. Jonas
H. completed an internship as part of
his degree in ocean and coastal man-
agement, while Sarah-Lee Q. is doing
an introductory internship as part of
her high school program.



Buoys


Like every year, the buoys that define
the limits of the Marine Park's pro-
tected zones are checked to make
sure they are working properly and
that the chains that attach them are
not too rusted or eroded.







2006, A Disappointing Year :
ONLY 70.9% SUCCESS
FOR NATIONAL JUNIOR
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA


ixty-one students out
of 86 received their
national junior high
school diplomas on Friday,
July 7, 2006. This repre-
sents a 70.9% success rate
for this first of the national
diplomas issued in France.
This percentage is lower
than that of 1005, when
84% of the students passed,
and less than the national
average which hovers near
78%. Of the 61 who suc-
ceeded, 24 of them, or 40%,
received a "mention," a new
distinction added in 2006
for a grade average of 12 to
14 (out of 20). One student,
Sylvia Louis, was given a
"very special mention," cor-
responding to a grade aver-
age of more than 16 (out of
20) during the last two years
of junior high, and on the
exam. Five other students
were given a "special men-
tion." This new distinction
carries with it a cash prize
for scholarships of 800
euros for the school year
2006-2007. These merit
awards, according to the
French Minister of Educa-
tion, serve to help students
continue their studies or do
research, in the school of
their choice, and in the best
conditions.
The exams were held on


Thursday and Friday, June
20 and 21. Before passing
the three areas of the
exam- French, math and
history-geography-civics-
two of the candidates
already had the 160 points
needed to pass. This corre-
sponds to a grade average of
over 16 throughout the past
two years. They were
already in theory awarded
their diplomas, but only in
theory as passing the test is
also obligatory. Another
handful of students needed
only five or six extra points
to pass. This national diplo-
ma does not mean that a
student is automatically
admitted to special high
school classes. There is a
difference in France
between having this diplo-
ma and the orientation of
the student, which is based
on their specific capacity in
an area of study, and their
desire to continue their stud-
ies. The student, family, and
educators make the final
decision. In Saint Barth, this
decision is even more diffi-
cult as after junior high
school, the students must
leave home to continue their
education, as there is no
high school or institution of
higher learning on the
island.


he fifth edition of
Boubou's St. Barth
Festival will take
place from August 9-20 at
the Christopher Hotel,
whose charming oceanfront
location in Pointe Milou will
be the home base for the fes-
tival throughout the month
of August. Approximately
150 artists and technicians
are expected for the two por-
tions of the festival: the first
from August 9-14 with eth-
nic sounds, and the second
half from August 15-20,
which turns more toward
African rhythms.
Boubou's fans will note that
some of the musicians on
the program for 2006 have
participated in the past, and
will be happy to welcome
back MC Solaar, Manu
Dibango, Toires, and Court-
ney Williams, all "hot" acts


at the festival in 2003. MC
will return with friends,
including DJ Menelik.
Courtney, now known as C-
Will, will appear with the
New York-based urban rock-
er Reese.
Among the new names on
the roster one finds: James
Asher, the "pope" of world
music; DJ Rafe Gomez, the
VIPDJ from CD101.9FM in
NYC who was invited by
Courtney Williams; and
Gnawa-Spirit, a young
group from Morocco,
formed in 2003, and which
gets its inspiration from the
Gnawa music played in
mystical circles in the
Northern Sahara. The only
woman on the schedule is
the young Dajla, whose
music has been called Soul-
Poetry (complete program
below).


August 9-20: Boubou Is Back








SUMMER EVENTS SCHEDULE


Northern Neighborhoods Fair

Ascco, Colombier
U 8:30am: Inscriptions for Bdlote
tournament
O 10:00am: Various games for
children
O 12:00am: Snack bar open for lunch,
cocktail reception
U 2:00pm: Beginning of petanque
bouless) on the municipal court in
Flamands
U 3:00pm: Various games for all
ages;
U 6:00pm: Free comedy performance
in Creole act 1
O 6:20pm: Dance performances
O 6:40pm: Free comedy performance
in Creole act 2
U 7:00pm: Dance performances
U 7:25pm: Free comedy performance
in Creole act 3
O 8:00pm: Dance performances
O 8:10pm: Free comedy performance
in Creole. act 4
U 8:50pm: Dance performances
O 9:30pm: Dancing to music
by a local band.


U 8:30am: Mass at the chapel
in Colombier


Windward Neighborhoods Fair

Ajoe, Lorient
Q 9:00am: Table tennis tournament
Baby Foot tournament
O 2:00pm: Belote and petanque com-
petitions, mini soccer tournament
U 9:00pm: Dancing at Ajoe


O 8:30am: Mass, procession,
blessing of the sea, release of balloons
on the beach in Lorient
Morning events: Regatta, games on the
beach, prize ceremony, arrival of
fishing tournament cocktail reception
U 4:00pm: At Ajoe: various games,
competitions, dances, awards
U 9:00pm: Raffle


Pitea Day


Beach in Public
U 5:30pm: Fishing on the dock in
Public for children under 15. One line
and hook per child (must be accompa-
nied by a parent)
O Hike along historic Swedish itinerary


U 5:00am: Fishing tournament. Return
and weighing of fish between 12 noon
and 2:00pm on the beach in Public.
U 7:30am: Snack bar opens.
Petanque tournament. Domino compe-
tition, Beginning of musical presenta-
tion.
U 8:30am: Games on the beach. Beach
volleyball.
O 10:00am: Regatta for traditional
wooden sailboats
O 10:30am: Placing of wreaths and
commemorative ceremony at the
Swedish Cemetery.
O 11:30am: Champagne toast
sponsored by the municipality.
U 12:00pm: BBQ on the beach
in Public
O 6:00pm: Prize ceremony


Gustavia Festival

Gustavia
U 8:00pmn Public dance on the Quai
General De Gaulle in Gustavia


U 1:30pm: Basketball, Belote (cards)
tournament
U 2:00pmn Petanque
U 4:00pm: Mini Marathon
O 6:30pm: Various activities
U 9:30pm: Public dance on the Quai
General De Gaulle, Gustavia


U 5:00am: Start of fishing tournament
U 9:00am: Domino competition
U 10:00am: Traditional regatta
O 12:30: Champagne reception with
music by RMI
U 2:00pmn Various games begin
U 2:30pnr Laser and Optimist regattas
O 6:00pmn Dances and performances
U 7:30pnr Prize ceremony


Saint-Barthelemy Day


Gustavia
U 6:30am: Ringing of church bells;
boats decorated with flags in the har-
bor
O 8:30am: Sailor's mass and proces-
sion for blessing of the sea
U 9:00am: Petanque competition
U 10:00am: Start of regattas
U 10:30am: Placing of wreath on war
memorial followed by a cocktail
reception sponsored by the municipa-
lity. Speeches. Diplomas presented to
students.
O 12:30: Arrival of regattas
in Gustavia harbor.
U 3:00pmn Various games for children
organized by the association
"La Marmaille." Saint Barth Quiz
and singing contest.
O 5:00pmn Dance performances
presented by several associations.
O 6:00pnr Tae Kwon Do
demonstration by Eric Greaux's group
O 18:30: Prize ceremony for regattas
and petanque
2 8:00pmn Fireworks with music,
followed by a public dance,
Quai General de Gaulle


Saint Louis Feast Day

U 6:00am: Start of the fishing tourna-
ment (sign up on the beach in Corossol)
U 8:00am: Mass at the foot of the Rock
Saint Louis
O 9h30amn Belote (cards), football, and
beach volley ball (sign up at 8:30am)
U 10:00am: Start of various sailing
races; Children's games
U 10:30am: Regatta for traditional
wooden sailboats
U 12:30am: Champagne toast organi-
zed by the municipality
U 3:00pmn Various games; The Saint
Louis Quiz
U 5:30pnr Awards ceremony
2 6:30pnr Dance performance
presented by the dancers from ALC
O 7:30pm: Saint Louis 2006 raffle
U 8:00pm: Saint Louis program of
traditional dances and skits in patois
O 9:00pm: Fireworks and public
dance on the streets of Corossol




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