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breathe in Saint Barth. The trailer will
then be moved to thefire stationn in St.
Jean for three more weeks of measure-
i ment. .4n identical operation will take
place next summer. See article on page 6.


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Saint-Barth To Become

An Overseas Collectivity


WELCOME!
The St. Barth Weekly is
happy to be back for its
fourth season. The Weekly
is designed to help you put
your finger on the pulse of
the local community. Fea-
turing an English r6sum6 of
the top stories in our
French newspaper, Le Jour-
nal de Saint Barth, as well
as original articles in
English, The St. Barth Wee-
kly is the only completely
English-language newspa-
per on the island. It is dis-
tributed on the island every
week from November
through the end of July.
Our most exciting news is
that each Friday, The Wee-
kly is also available online
at Saint Barth Online
(www.st-barths.com), the
wonderful web site laun-
ched in 1996, and now run
by our friends Bruno and
Geraldine Colletas. Thanks
to them, you can download
every edition of The St.
Barth Weekly, so that no
matter where you are in the
world, you can stay in
touch with your favorite
island.


t has finally happened!
And nothing should
change the course of
destiny now. The French
Parliament has definitively
passed the law concerning
the political evolution of its
overseas territories, and as a
result Saint Barth will offi-
cially become a "COM"-
Overseas Collectivity-that
is administratively separate
from Guadeloupe, the
island it has been legally
attached to since Saint
Barth was returned to
France at the end of the
Swedish era in 1878. The
COM is a new entity creat-
ed under article 74 of the
French constitution and a
"first" in the history of
France: it is in fact the first
time that towns within the
French Republic -Saint
Martin is also becoming a
COM- are going to strip
themselves of their current
status and put on a new
"dress" that was made to
order. A new "dress" that
allows the elected officials
of the COM more autono-
my, and in certain domains
the possibility to create
local laws, and even adapt
existing national laws to fit.
This new Collectivity
should become a reality in


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the next six months, tollow-
ing the publication of the
law in the French "Official
Journal"- which should
take place before the end of
February. An assembly
called the "territorial coun-
cil," which has 19 mem-
bers, will run the COM.
The president of the collec-
tivity and an executive
committee will be named
from within the council, as
a sort of governmental cabi-
net that provide the political
impetus for the COM. The
election of the territorial
council could be held any-
time from the end of March
to the end of June 2007.
Only residents with French
nationality can vote.
The change that is most
anticipated by the popula-


tion is that ot taxation, or to
be exact, the official
exemption from French tax-
es for residents of the
island: taxes that were actu-
ally legally applicable in the
past, but for the most part
were not collected. Of
course, many of you, such
as foreign non-residents,
have a lot of questions
about the consequences of
this political evolution con-
cerning the properties you
own here: will French taxa-
tion apply to you- And on
what terms? These ques-
tions should be answered in
the fiscal agreement that the
elected officials of the
future COM will sign with
the French Minister of
Finance, and the members
of the territorial council...


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Manu With Love


very tree confronts winter
in a cyclical manner.
First it loses its petals,
then its fruit, then its leaves, and
finally its sap flows less freely
once the nights dip below freez-
ing.
Life continues on the inside of
the tree, seemingly immobilized
by the cold. The darkness of
winter nights settles on a black
canvas, where etched thoughts
of night speak about fear and
pain. These are essential
thoughts, like those in a diary-
intimate and painful. There is a
long night to get through in "Il
Mio Blu," but at the end, a blue "
butterfly, like the spring, pre-
pares to fly. From this slight
trace of hope, a path opens
towards a new birth, towards
wonder.
This thin, plaintive blue trace opens
the doors of Manuela Bosio's heart.
This exhibition brings her back to her
painting after a period of inactivity. In
order to get all the meaning of this
exhibition, you must look carefully at
the dark warning in this work, which
also formally signals the passing from
a period of darkness to one of light.
But where does this light come from?
It's indicated in the title of the exhibi-
tion-Manu With Love- where love

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IlMio Blu : Oil on Canva


Ilda : Oil on Canvans
is the key. The author reveals her
most private thoughts and she seems
to tell us: "The only possible rebirth
happens with love, for love, and
through love."
This is the deep message of these
paintings: The urgent need to tell the
world that, although the night can
seem long, if you don't shut yourself
up away from life, if you tenaciously
continue hoping and believing, soon-
er or later love will come, and it will
explode in a spec-
tacle of colors and
simplicity. It is the
darkness of "I1l
Mio Blu" which
indicates that there
is no rhetoric and
no frivolity in this
affirmation, which
is not about an
easy linear route,
but rather a way of
believing in the
beauty of life.
Slowly emerging
from the darkness
you can see the
image of a cherry
tree branch, whose
flowers are not
rns completely opened.


A new image takes shape little
by little in Manuela Bosio's
mind, as she rereads her own
notes and looks inside herself
with more serenity. After a long
period in which those notes
replaced her paintings, Manuela
can finally "see" again. Her
words are transformed into
images and feelings into colors,
while on a white canvas, a still
timid brush created "Ilda,"
accompanied with the thought
from which it was born. In this
painting, and those that follow,
words and images fuse in a new
way. It's the beginning of a
wonderful freedom, it's a return
to life, it's the most intense
spring which explodes: the col-
ors seem even brighter with a
*'rL* continuous and impetuous
blooming of golden yellow,
pulsating green, and shameless pink.
The canvases, once so empty, are
filled with an unhoped-for easiness,
which seems to come from afar, and
subjects are plentiful. Every little
breath becomes a miracle of beauty:
the cactus on the window, the cycla-
men in the kitchen. These pictures
include a micro-world of fragile per-
fection, full of life, in which delicate
and powerful creatures seem to
smile to us. Little by little, the can-
vases are filled, the act of painting
becomes more natural, brushstrokes
become smoother, and compositions
more random. Words are abandoned
and forms become more concise,
almost abstract. Like in "Cyclamen
2," where a cascade of petals, almost
unrecognizable, floats in a pink
whirlwind.
Looking at these paintings is like
looking into the eyes of Manuela: the
intense eyes of a woman who has
opened up to life again, and finds the
lightness and the simplicity that can
guide her to rediscover the world
with wonder and surprise.
Exhibit: Manu With Love,
February 9-16, 2007,
Gallery Porta 34

Text by Letizia Grandis Dotta
St Barth Weekly n107





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The Air In Saint Barth Under Scrutiny


An odd trailer has
appeared on the
plaza in front of
City Hall, next to the
water's edge. Equipped
with three emitters/
receivers, this trailer will
be in place for three
weeks, during which time
it will measure the quality
of the air we breath in
Saint Barth. The portable
trailer will later be parked
near the fire station in
Saint Jean, where during
the next three weeks, the
same air quality measure-
ments will be taken.
Gwad'Air, one of 36
French associations recog-
nized by the Minister of
Ecology to test the air that
the French breathe all
across the country, is


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of sulfur dioxide (S02),
nitrogen dioxide (N02),
ozone (03), and of parti-
cles inferior to 10 microns
found in the air. "These
are the four classic pollu-
tants that can have serious
consequences on one's
health and the environ-
ment," explains Christelle
Rippon, director of
Gwad'Air.
This is just the first phase
of the project. Gwad'Air
plans to repeat the process
next summer during the
more humid months, at the
time of the year when
there are clouds of sand,
or dust that comes from
the Sahara, one of the
principal sources de pollu-
tion on the island of
Guadeloupe, where the air
quality was tested for the
first time in 2004.
In addition to the mobile
station, there will also be
"passive tubes" placed on
existing poles along the
roads during 15 days, "in
order to completely cover
the island even if the
information recorded is
primarily the quantity of
nitric oxide, the gases
emitted by cars (and in


Saint Barth by boat
motors), and factories,"
notes Christelle Rippon.

American ozone in the air?
The goal is to make a
report about the air in
Saint Barth. That report
will be a reference for
future years and the infor-
mation can compared to
that of Guadeloupe, of
Saint-Martin, where a sim-
ilar operation should begin
within the next two
months, or in La Desirade,
where a high level of
ozone was reported during
the last testing period, "but
not yet reaching a critical
level," says Rippon. The
level of ozone surprised
Gwad'Air, since there is
not very heavy automobile
traffic-the major produc-
er of N02, and as a result,
ozone- in La Desirade.
"The analysis that we did
of the trajectories of the
gas demonstrates that it
comes from North Ameri-
ca," says the director of
Gwad'Air. "The ozone is a
secondary pollutant
formed by the presence of
N02 and light, something
that is abundant in the
Antilles. It is also very sta-
ble and can travel long dis-
tances i1 li.:.u transform-
ing." In fact, thanks to
winds from the North that
were evident here in early
2007, the ozone produced
by cars in the United
States and Canada can be
found in the Antilles.... "It
would be interesting to
see, in the first attempt to
test the air of Saint Barth
during the period of the
north winds, if we will
also find ozone from
America here as well,"
concludes Rippon.


St Barth Weekly n107





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Alain Le Chatelier Returns To Saint Barth


R ed and green are
among the primary
colors in the palette
of Alain Le Chatelier as he
returns to Saint Barth for
his t' i Illi annual exhibit
at Les Artisans in Gus-
tavia, as of Friday, Febru-
ary 9. In looking at his
paintings, one is immedi-
ately drawn to a canvas
that captures the serious-
ness of his art, as well as
his incredible sense of
humor spiced with a dash
of irreverence. The paint-
ing is of Le Chatelier's
studio in Paris, with a red
Oriental rug, a fireplace, a
purple chair, his clothes on
the floor, and an easel in
the middle of the room.
And on the easel is a
painting of Le Chatelier's
studio with an easel in the
middle, and on the easel is
a painting of Le Chate-
lier's studio with an easel
in the middle, and on and
on ad infinitum...

A painting of his living
room at his country
home- a former rectory
located about 100 kilome-
ters southeast of Paris-is
also predominately red:
from a carpet he says he
found on the street to red
chairs and a sofa. "Every
time I get a new chair I
cover it in red fabric," he
confirms. This year's col-


election of paintings has
quite a few interiors,
including some homey
kitchen scenes that are so
immediate they are like a
visual version of ono-
matopoeia: you can almost
hear the eggs frying and
the bacon sizzling... on a
stove crowded with a can-
ister of sea salt, a pepper
mill, a Dijon mustard jar,


and other accoutrements of
French cooking.

The kitchen painting also
emphasizes Le Chatelier's
desire to play with light:
"there is a cold winter
light coming in through
the window, and a warm
yellow light from the lamp
over the stove," he points
out. This dual use of light
resonates in a lot of his
work, where the sunshine
from outside can be seen
streaming through the win-
dow of a country house
scene, for example.

Many of the paintings look
as if they are wide-angle,
almost from a fish-eye
perspective, like reality
knocked slightly off-kilter


for the artist and his
audience. "Some of the
paintings are seen from an
angle that only a bird or an
insect flying overhead
could see," says Le Chate-
lier, who often includes
insects in his paintings as
another touch of whimsy.

The green in this year's
palette comes from sum-
mertime paintings of the
lawn and trees surrounding
the country house, with the
grass an aggressive shade
of green that nature would
have a hard time compet-
ing with. Once again, light
and shadow play cat and
mouse among the flowers
and flora, and with Le
Chatlier's impishness he
has brought the inside out-
side, with his red Oriental
carpet hanging on the
clothesline behind a row
of purple irises. Another
canvas has a corner-to-cor-
ner "bouquet" of fall asters
in a profusion of pinks and
purples, just waiting to be
picked.

As he always does, Le
Chatelier has included
some very small paintings,
but they cry out to be hung
in a grouping of at least
four: this year, Le Chate-
lier referred to one of the
small painting groups as
"secret gardens. More like
private gardens," he says,
waiting with a twinkle in
his eye as we discover the
body parts cleverly painted
into the leaves and fronds
of the paintings." Look
closely: you never know
what you might discover
in one of Le Chatelier's
paintings, the colors are
just the beginning...


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Poaching Of Five
800 Euro Fine
On Thursday, Febru-
ary 1, the court in
Saint Martin sen-
tenced JD, a young man is
his early 20s, to pay a fine
of 800 euros. The problem
dates back to Sunday,
March 12, 2006, in the late
morning, when agents
from the Marine Park
apprehended JD as he was
trying to flee in his car
with five conch, one of
which was very young.
The conch had been
poached in the bay at Petit
Cul de Sac, a zone protect-
ed by the Marine Park, and
hidden by JD, an amateur
fisherman, in the back of
his car. The legislation
concerning the fishing of
conch is very clear: it is not


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only forbidden in all zones
protected by the Marine
Park, but is authorized for
professional fishermen
only in the rest of the
Northern Islands' territorial
waters between September
1 and March 31.
The Marine Park is pleased
by the verdict, which it
sees as setting an example:
"this shows that justice
does not take infractions to
the environmental codes
lightly. We hope that this
heavy fine will help people
to understand that there is
very strict legislation con-
cerning fishing in the
Marine Park zones and it
must absolutely be respect-
ed," said a spokesperson.


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don't give up hope:
the statue of the
Arawak that will
eventually grace the center
of the traffic circle near the
airport is not lost. As already
stated in the pages of Mic
Mag last September, "The
Indian" is currently in a
foundry in France, in a town
called Crest, where it is
waiting to be cast in bronze.
But the process takes a long
time: a year, or perhaps just
nine months, which means
the statue should arrive in
Saint Barth in last spring or
early summer. This monu-
mental sculpture- intended
to be almost six feet tall but
which will finally measure
eight feet in height- should
have been cast in Saint Mar-
tin, but the caster did a quick
disappearing act, before the
mold made by artist Xavier
Bonpunt in early 2006 had
been sent to him. The goal


was to unveil the Arawak on
St. Barthelemy Day last
summer- an event which
will most likely take place
on the island's Saint's Day
in the summer of 2007
instead.
In 2004, the municipality
held a competition open to
all residents of the island.
Fifty-three projects to deco-
rate the traffic circle at La
Tourmente were submitted
and studied carefully by a
jury. In June 2005, Xavier
Bonpunt was asked to create
the winning project by Guil-
laume Blanchard- that of
an Arawak standing on a
base with an iguana and a
pelican at his feet. Based on
Blanchard's design, Bon-
punt gave form to the statue,
creating three plaster molds
that have to be cast in
bronze and assembled to
create the completed sculp-
ture.


St Barth Weekly n107












14 February 2007

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Weather Report
JANUARY:
COOL
AND DRY

Rain_
With just 1.1 inches of rain, Jan-
uary 2007 is considered a dry
month.

Temperature
The average high was 82.4
degrees F, and the average low
73.4 degrees F. These numbers
are higher than the normal aver-
ages. The average low of 73.4
degrees F is approaching the
record average low of 75.02
degrees F recorded in 1970. The
lowest temperature of the
month- 71.4 degrees F- on
January 22 was higher than usu-
al, and the highest temperature
of 87.6 degrees F was closer to
the norm. The ocean tempera-
ture hovered close to 79.7
degrees F, also rather high for
the time of year.
Humidity levels varied between
63% for the average low and
86% for the average high. Once
again the averages were higher
than normal, in keeping with the
warm ocean waters.


The wind, almost exclusively
from the northeast, was moder-
ate. Gusts reached a maximum
of 47 mph on January 7. In the
last few days of the month, there
were also winds from the south-
east.

forecast
The seasonal forecast for the
months on March, April, and
May predict hotter weather than
usual in the Caribbean. Rainfall
should be close to average. As
for the hurricane season, the hot
ocean temperatures might mean
increased activity. The behavior
of El Nino, which plays a major
role in the hurricane forecast,
could also be a problem.


ART ElBITS

Dominique Rousserie
at To B.art
Paintings by Dominique Rousserie are
on exhibit at To B.art in Gustavia,
February 8-28, 2007. Opening reception
Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30pm. The
gallery is open from 10am-12:30pm
and 4-7:30pm.


Scott Cassidy at Me.di.um
Me.di.um, an art gallery in Gustavia,
presents an exhibit of works by Scott
Cassidy on the theme 'Angels and
Ghosts Eat Skeletons' at Me.di.um
Gallery, February 6-March 5, 2007.


Cyrille Margarit
At Nikki Beach
Photographer Cyrille Margarit will
have a solo show-Digital Evidence-
at Nikki Beach in St. Jean, February
14-March 4, blending digital photogra-
phy and art. His work covers a lot of
terrain, from Africa and New York to
Formula One racing and abstraction,
and is produced on three different
materials: Plexiglas, which allows him
to play with transparency; aluminum,
which is not affected by direct light or
sun; and canvas. An exhibit worth see-
ing more than once...

Philosophy in Digital Art:
Working in New York sets the tone to
create an intimate setting for my digital


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Robert Danet in Sint Maarten
Following exhibits at the Beaux Arts
salon in 2000, and at the Christiane
Peugeot Cultural Center in Paris in
2003, Saint Barth-born artist Robert
Danet has 15 canvases on display at
the Saint Geran Art Gallery, 117 Front
Street, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.



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York to be unique in its exclusivity.
The town is consistently drawn from
diverse groups of people throughout
the world who share my penchant for
life: Positive energy, light and fanta-
sy.--Cyrille Margarit.


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Patricia Deravin


A resident of Saint
Barth for the past
17 years, Patricia
"Patou" Deravin is more
in the spotlight these days:
In addition to managing
the nine-room O'Kai
Beach Residence tucked
away in Anse des Cayes,
she is also now the manag-
er of Caviar Island, the
open-air restaurant located
smack in the middle of the
Carre D'Or, an up-scale
shopping spot in the heart
of Gustavia. "One of my
clients from the hotel
bought the restaurant," she
says over a drink at one of
the handsome wooden
tables imported from Bali.
"Then he asked me what I
would do with the restau-


rant if I took over." And
take over she did, sweep-
ing away the past look and
prior menu, using her tal-
ents to create a
lounge/restaurant with live
music and an informal
menu that is not based
solely on caviar, contrary
to the impression the name
of the place might convey.
Deravin reminisces about
her late husband, Claude, a
professional pilot who
came to Saint Barth from
Guadeloupe in 1970, at the
request of Charles Quer-
rard, to handle medical
evacuations, then created
Air Saint Barth a few
years later. "He passed
away in 2003," she says.
"He may not be here phys-


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ically, but his presence
will always be here. He
was one of the pioneers in
local aviation, and we
traveled around the islands
of the Caribbean by boat
and by plane." Patricia,
who was born in Nor-
mandy, is like many other
French-born residents of
Saint Barth who discov-
ered the island and never
left. "I was trained origi-
nally in medicine and was
working in a hospital," she
explains. "I came to Saint
Barth for three months and
stayed for 17 years." She
fell in love not only with
the island but also with her
husband, who is from an
old Caribbean family with
roots in Saint Barth and
Guadeloupe, and considers
the island her adopted
home. These days she is
busy creating the
ambiance at Caviar Island,
which was the best people-
watching spot on the
island between Christmas
and New Year's. There's
live music on the agenda
for this week and next,
with Saint Barth musician
Mathurin Cagan and some


American friends perform-
ing on Friday, February 9
as the Tremendous John-
son Blues Band, and the
local group, Azad, playing
on Saturday, February 10,
and again on Wednesday,
February 14 in a special
Valentine's Day concert
with love songs. Deravin
works with two chefs,
Stephane and Thomas, and
the menu at Caviar Island
includes nibbles such as
chicken wings and bbq
ribs, as well as generous
bowls of assorted risotto
and smoked salmon plat-
ters. The desserts include
"tuxedo" strawberries
cleverly "dressed" in white
and dark chocolate "jack-
ets" with white "shirts"
and brown "buttons," a
definite treat to share with
Patricia and friends at
Caviar Island. Or if you
find the name a little for-
mal for such an informal
place, just do as her
friends do, and call it Chez
Patou.

By Ellen Lampert-Grdaux
Photo: Rosemond Grdaux


St Barth Weekly n107














N EW SPECIALTY ITEMS
Slarc l ON THE MENU AND TO GO
Caviar, truffles, smoked salmon,
pasta, risottos, etc,
Our regular menu of nibbles,
plus holiday treats
FRIDAY EVENING, February 9
Live music with Tremendous Johnson Blues Band
from Boston
SATURDAY EVENING, February 10
Live Music with local band Azad
VALENTINE'S DAY : WEDNESDAY, February 14
Live Music with local band Azad & love songs




Sm


Philippe Bigot,

new chef at the Christopher Hotel


He may not have
graduated from one
of the top French
cooking schools, but the
passion he shows for his
profession is worth a few
stars on his toque. "He" is
34 year-old Philippe Bigot
who took over the reins in
the kitchen at the Christo-
pher, the four-star luxury
hotel in Point Milou, as of
November. He brings a
new take to the menu and
the high quality of his cui-
sine brings Taino the
hotel's gourmet restau-
rant- back to the top of
the list of the best tables in
Saint Barth. This talented
chef hails from Brittany,
the town of Lorient to be
exact, and he worked in
Paris and London before
joining the group Accor six
years ago. He was based in
Saint Martin before decid-
ing to break out on his own
and take over the kitchen at
the Christopher. His spe-
cialties are varied: Like
many good chefs, Philippe
Bigot is as interested in
meat and fish as in
desserts, and he also serves
as pastry chef. And what a
pastry chef he is! The origi-


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nality of his dessert menu
is equal to the excellence of
his confections. His list of
sweets includes the island's
only Omelette Norvegien-
ne, a real treat for two. This
classic French recipe is to
die for! But if you are look-
ing for something a little
more unusual try the


Caramel Souffle with salt-
ed butter, a recipe from
Brittany not found else-
where in Saint Barth. But
the desserts are just the
icing on the cake.
For appetizers: If you can
have but one, go for the
Foie Gras with figs. It is
homemade and the combi-


nation of foie-gras and figs
is absolutely delicious.
Then again, there is also a
delightful Red Tuna Tartar
with mango/basil. On the
menu of main courses dis-
tinctive flavors reign, from
cod marinated in coconut
milk (a light, refined dish
for those who don't want
to overdo it) to a hot/cold
combo of mahi-mahi, or
local dorado, on a bed of
cherry tomatoes. Epicures
will enjoy the filet of beef
in a crust with foie gras
and chanterelle mush-
rooms (be sure to ask for
the proper temperature to
avoid having the beef
overcooked). Another spe-
cial is the duck parmentier,
made with slices of duck
confit under a layer of
potatoes. Delicious.
Dinner is served on the ter-
race, overlooking the
hotel's lovely swimming
pool and the waves rolling
onto the shores of Pointe
Milou. On Tuesday-Satur-
day evenings, there is live
music provided by pianist
Phil Nardone as of 7:00pm.

For reservations:
05 90 27 63 63


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Au Port
Bate a Z'Ailes
Carl Gustaf (Le)
Cafe Victoire
Caviar Island
Do Brazil
Eddy's Restaurant
Jao
L'Entracte
La Creperie
La Gamelle


La Mandala


La Marine
La Route des Boucaniers
La Vella
La Saladerie
Le Sapotiller
O'Coorner
Le Vietnam
Pipiri Palace
Repaire des Rebelles
The Strand
Ti Zouk K'fe
Wall House


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Public
Maya's 05.90.27 75 73
Corossol
Le Regal 05.90.29 85 26
Vitet
Hostellerie des 3 Forces 05 90 27 61 25
Toiny
Le Gaiac (H6tel Le Toiny) 05.90.27 88 88


Lorient
K'fe Massai
Le Wok
Le Portugal a St Barth
Saint Jean
Bacardi Cafe
Eden Rock


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Hideaway
Nikki Beach
Le Diamant
Le Jardin
Le Glacier
Le Piment
Le Terraza
Zanzibarth


Pointe Milou
Le Mango (H6tel Le Christopher)
Le Taino (H6tel Le Christopher)
Ti St-Barth


Saline
Esprit Saline
Grain de Sel
Le Tamarin
Pacri


05.90.27 63 63
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05.90.52 46 10
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Grand Cul de Sac
Bartolom6o (H6tel Guanahani) 05.90.27 66 60
Indigo (H6tel Guanahani) 05 90 27 66 60
La Gloriette (La) 05.90.27 75 66
Restaurant des pecheurs (H6tel Le Sereno) 05.90.29.83.00
Colombier
Francois Plantation 05.90.29 80 22
Les Bananiers 05.90.27.93.48
Lurin
Santa Fe 05.90.27 61 04
Flamands
Chez Rolande 05.90.29 76 78
La Case de l'Ile 05.90.27 61 81
La Langouste 05.90.27.63.61
Taiwana 05.90.27 65 01
Anse des Cayes
Chez Ginette 05.90.27.66.11
Chez Yvon 05.90.29 86 81
Fellini Ristorante (H6tel Le Manapany) 05.90.27.66.55
New Born 05.90.27.67.07


St Barth Weekly n107







TIME OUT


Where to go dancing? See an art exhibit?
Listen to live music? Time Out keeps you up to date on local happenings. Let's party I


Special Events
I Sunday February 11
- Pre-carnival parades:
Every Sunday afternoon,
at sunset in the streets
of Gustavia.
This Sunday, the theme
for the costumes is
"Dekatman"


Live Music
I Every Evening
- Lounge mix, 7:30pm-
midnight, Bar't6,
H6tel Guanahani
Grand Cul de Sac
- Papagayo, Mr Dean, &
Krisse 9pm, except Monday
at La Plage, St. Jean,
I Until March 3
Adam Falcon Quartet,
Alternative Jazz Soul
8:30pm-midnight,
BAZ, Gustavia
I Every Saturday & Sunday
Stephane, Sunset Concert at
5:30pm, Hotel Carl Gustav
I From Wednesday-Friday
Alan Landry on piano, 8pm,
Le Gaiac, Hotel Le Toiny
I From Tuesday-Saturday
Phil on piano, 7pm, Hotel
Christopher, Pointe Milou,
I From Tuesday-Friday
- Nadege, Sunset Concert,
5:30pm, Hotel Carl Gustav
Let's Party
I Friday, February 9
- Live Music with
Tremendous Johnson Blues
Band from Boston,
Caviar Island, Gustavia
I Saturday. February 10
- Live Music with local
band Azad
Caviar Island, Gustavia
I Sunday, February 11
- Creole BBQ with acoustic
music, La Marine
Restaurant, Gustavia
- Brunch at Manapany with
Christine Gordon noon to
3:00pm, Anse des Cayes
I Monday. February 12


- Marrakech evening, mint
tea and belly dancing,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Tuesday, February 13
- Pirate Night, at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Wednesday February 14
-Ti Brother Party: A bottle
of Moet & Chandon for the
best costume. Fashion show
and dancing. Ti St Barth
- Live Music with local band
Azad, and Love songs,
Caviar Island, Gustavia
- Brazilian evening with
dancerd at Do Brazil
- Yemanja celebration
at Do Brazil, Gustavia,
from noon with white dress
code, fashion show with
Lula's Shop
I Thursday February 15
Night of the angels,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Friday & Saturday
Crazy Week end
& Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou

Night Club
) Every evening:
-Casa Nikki, Gustavia
-Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Bubbles Club, Gustavia
-Hot Spot caf6, Lurin
-Sexy pole dancing every
night after lam, Yacht Club
I Monday
- Studio 54, Casa Nikki
I Wednesday
Bling Bling Please, Casa
Nikki

Photo Art Exhibition
at Francois Plantation:
Rose Murray,
Scenes from Majesty Pen,
Kingston, Jamaica


Exhibitions:
I Dave Stevenson,
sculptures and jewelry,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
I Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
Opening Friday, Feb 9
at 6pm
0 Manuela Bosio, Porta 34,
Gustavia. Opening Friday,
Feb 9 at 7 pm
Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
presents
Richard Litzelmenn
at Wall House gallery,
Guistavia


I Basile, Haitian painter,
Galerie Asie, Gustavia
) Until March 5
Scott Cassidy, Angels and
Ghosts Eat Skeletons,
gallery Me.di.um, Gustavia
I Until February 28 5
Dominique Rousserie
at To b.art Gallery,
Carr6 d'Or, Gustavia
Opening Tuesday, February
13 at 6:30 pm
I February 14-March 4
Photographer
Cyrille Margarit
"Digital Evidence"
at Nikki Beach
I "Ethereal," an exhibit by
students from the New York
Academy of Art, Jane's
Gallery, Eden Rock
I Eve Ducharme Art Gallery


spnere
Pilates s fitness
Pilates, Yoga & Reformer
Group & private classes
Fitness studio, spinning...
0590279321
presents painters
Richard Litzelmenn at
Wall House gallery, Gustavia
I Permanent exhibits
- Michelle Marie paintings) ,
H6tel Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
- Philippe Defruit (sculptu-
res), H6tel Carl Gustaf,
- Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
-Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
-Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
-Antoine Heckly, Galerie
Indochine, Gustavia
- Wall House restaurant: Eve
Ducharme Art Gallery pre-
sents a selection of contem-
porary painters
I Art Galleries
- Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
(appointment only), Toiny
-To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
-Me.di.um galerie, Gustavia
-Didier Spindler galerie,
Gustavia
- Pipiri Boutique, Gustavia

Fashion shows:
I Everyday:
- 1:30-2pm: H6tel Isle de
France boutique, Flamands
- 3:30-7:30: Geisha Vampire,
La Plage, Saint Jean
I Wednesday. February 14
- 12:00am : Lula's shop
at Do Brazil, Gustavia


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STAY CONNKTEP

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Pre-Carnival
parades: -
every Sunday
afternoon at sun-
set in the streets
of Gustavia.
This Sunday the
theme is:
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* Driving in St Barths
ROUND-ABOUT AT LA TOURMENTE
The traffic circle at La
Tourmente (the top of the
hill near the airport) has
cm altered the traffic patterns
S for who has the right-of-
way. Now, vehicles
''fa already engaged in the
traffic circle have priority.
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to help you figure out
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* Ashtrays on beaches


Founded in 1996,
SubProtect is a
non-profit organza-
tion dedicated to
the protection of the
environment and
the underwater sea
beds. Last year,
they provide "Ash-
trays on the Beach-
es." The idea is to
provide the installa-
tion of cans-as-ash-
trays at the entrance
to the beaches so
that smokers can


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use the cans to col-
lect their cigarette
butts. 14 of the
island's 22 beaches
will be outfitted.
Feel free to use them to help us keeping Saint-Barth clean!


St Barth Weekly n107




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Charming two bedroom villa
nested in a lush tropical garden,
situated about 2mn from the
beach. Local architecture mixing
exotic wood and carved stone
Price 975 000 E
Luxurious penthouse located in
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Including bedroom, bathroom, living
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Tel. : 05 90 29 88 91
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Rental
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For sale, a brand new 2 bed-
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peaceful valley of Saline and


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Price: E 1.500.000 Contact us:
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Flamands with wonderful view.
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furnished and meticulous main-
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For sale, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
beautiful decorated hillside villa
is set in the heights of desirable
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western views. 2 equal bed-
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and each offers an ensuite bath.
Contact St. Barth Property/
Sotheby's International Realty:
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Land
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Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278
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Hospital
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
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Gustavia
Saint Jean
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Harbour
Boat company

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Air Caralbes
American Airlines
Gustavia
Saint-Jean


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Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Gustavia 05 90 27 95 38
1 ,_ church Sunday 9am. 05 90 29 74 63
S F. church St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am


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Town Hall
EDF (electricity company office)
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