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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.


Some people are pleased, some
questioning, and other perhaps
frankly worried by the recent
adoption of laws by the French Parlia-
ment concerning the evolution of Saint
Barth into an Overseas Collectivity.
The primary issue is taxation- or
which taxes will be applicable under
the new political institution. In his


letter addressed to "residents and non-
residents, French and foreign, of Saint
Barthelemy, mayor Bruno Magras
clarifies some of the articles of the law
concerning fiscal matters, but also
raises the curtain on what could
become the main sources of local taxes
in the future. (Letter as translated by
the mayor's office):


Letter of Information from the Mayor

to the residents and non-residents,

to the French and to the foreigners,

of Saint Barthelemy


On February 7 of this year,
the French Parliament
adopted the law granting
Saint Barthelemy the
Statute of an Overseas Col-
lectivity. The text has been
submitted to the Constitu-
tional Council who must
approve it prior to its offi-
cial proclamation by the
President of the Republic.

This is a historical step for
our island and we should
therefore rejoice. The law
confers on the new Collec-
tivity important matters
over which territorial pow-
ers are exercised. Among


the same are matters con-
cerning the issues of taxa-
tion: The Territorial Council
to be elected by the voters
will be free to determine the
taxes applicable to those
persons having attained the
status of a tax resident in
Saint Barthelemy. For both
the elected representatives
and the island population
this represents the outcome
of a long battle for the
recognition of our historical
rights and the obligations
undertaken at the time of
our adhering to the French
Republic.


This change in statute, long
anticipated, puts an end to a
long period of judicial
uncertainty; it will permit
the island to enjoy the tax
regulations tailored for the
island and to guaranty its
economic development.

Notwithstanding, I under-
stand that as all change, the
same generates questions
and concerns, and I thought
it useful to personally share
with you the evolution that
will follow.

The Collectivity of Saint
Barthelemy will determine


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itself the applicable taxes on
island, which will permit to
both conserve, and perhaps
adopt, the indirect taxes
necessary to its operations
and investments (port duty,
tourist tax, gas tax...). Like-
wise, the Collectivity alone
will have the power to set
direct taxes payable by its
residents, both physical per-
sons and legal entities. It is
obviously the role of the
future Territorial Collectivi-
ty to define the precise
rules, but it appears obvious
that the logic of our battle
and the economic success of
our island exclude a general
system of taxation of
income, assets and estates.
We will have to ask our-
selves whether our Collec-
tivity should not legitimate-
ly benefit from a contribu-
tion of the capital gains in
real estate and of a lump
sum, minor contribution by
the companies developing
on island. In my perspec-
tive, this last contribution
could be useful for the
financing of professional
training for our youth.

The only national taxes that
will continue to be applied
on island are those relating
to matters of social protec-
tion (social charges, social
security...): It is the normal
counterpart of the national
Social Security System that
will continue to benefit all
the island's inhabitants.

The law that was voted
provides that persons (legal
entities and physical per-
sons) will benefit from the
local tax regime- and there-
by no longer be subject to
the national income tax,
profits and assets- after
having resided on island
for a minimum period of
five years. It is after the
lapse of this time period
that a person, otherwise


subject to French law or the
international tax treaties
with France, benefits as a
"tax resident" of Saint
Barthelemy.

This time period is normal
and it is, above all, con-
ceived to protect our com-
munity from the risks of
purely financially motivated
interests. Our island is not
purposed by serving as a
refuge for financial oppor-
tunists. Being a tax resident
in Saint Barthelemy must
result from a durable stay in
the Collectivity. We have
convinced the French Par-
liament that the numerous
constraints endured by our
families justifies a special
regime; these constraints
exist only for those who
have set root here and the
transient residents or those
of short duration are clearly
in a very different situation.
It was also inconceivable
that the French Govern-
ment entertains having a
center for tax evasion here.

French or foreign nationals
residing in Saint Barthele-
my for less than five years
will not be subject to mod-
ification in their legal sta-
tus until such time as they
have reached the period of
five years.

The laws that will be appli-
cable to these persons until


they become residents are
those that exist today: The
French rules and those
determined pursuant to
international tax treaties.
The only difference will be
positive: After the period of
five years, the local tax
rules will apply.

A modification of the law
that was made at the last
minute indicates that non-
residents will be subject to
the rules in effect in Metro-
politan France, but this is
simply a clerical error in the
drafting: it is simply a mat-
ter of specifying that the
National laws are applicable
to non-residents, but they
obviously will be, together
with all the particular geo-
graphic considerations
resulting therefrom. Non-
residents residing in Saint
Barthelemy will continue,
as is the case today, to be
subject to the rules applied
in Guadeloupe. This point
will be specified in the fis-
cal treaty to be signed
between the Collectivity
and the State.

I know that certain persons
fi:a ilithat t new statute will
induce the French adminis-
tration to apply the State
taxes on the non-residents.
If such is the price to pay in
order to remove ourselves
from the illegal situation in
which we enclosed our-


selves, it does not appear
excessive to me, especially
if we compare the same to
the enormous benefit that
Saint Barthelemy will draw
from its new statute. For
those who are already on
the island and who wish to
stay, attaining the status of
a resident will only be a
matter of time: three years
for those who are already
residing here for two and
one year for those who
have already been here
four... let us not dramatize
that which is little more
than a transitory period.

We are entering a new era
where the political and eco-
nomic leaders of Saint
Barthelemy will dispose of
acute tools to assure the
prosperity of the island and
of all those who visit. The
municipal team has worked
hard to arrive at this result.
In the coming weeks, we
will strive to respond to all
the questions of the popula-
tion regarding the applica-
tion and consequences of
the new statute. Our sole
objective remains, as in the
past, to make our Collectivi-
ty an example of economic
success benefiting all,
French and Foreigner alike,
who contribute their work,
their talent, or their wealth.

Bruno MAGRAS,
Mayor of St-Barthelemy


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A few years ago,
Saint Barth was
considered the high
point of French cuisine in
the Caribbean. Times have
changed: competitive desti-
nations have developed,
and in St. Barth, the use of
private chefs-a new luxu-
ry- has multiplied, taking
clients away from restau-
rants. Aware of this shift,
the island's restaurant asso-
ciation-whose current
president is Didier Bensa-
is launching a series of
events to win back their
clientele.
After joining with the
island's hotel association
and ASCOM (a new busi-
ness association) -and


going on a promotional
road show in Brazil- the
association has announced
an event that will take
place in many of the
island's restaurants from
February 16-26.
Entitled "Caribbean Week,
New Cuisine," the event is
designed to promote the
inventiveness of chefs at


various restaurants. They
have been asked to exclu-
sively use regional prod-
ucts to create something
new-an appetizer, main
dish, or dessert- to add to
their existing menu. The
list of ingredients, as well
as the recipe, will be
offered to clients. The goal
is for the chefs to use their


imaginations freely yet
remain within the geo-
graphic gastronomy of the
region. A second edition of
this event is planned for
Thanksgiving.
In April, a second project
will help promote the cui-
sine of Saint Barth. This
time, chefs from certain
hotels will create two din-
ners for a "blind" taste test
by a jury composed of spe-
cialized food journalists
and chefs of international
renown. The goal is to get
positive press about the
food in Saint Barth in pub-
lications in all of the coun-
tries represented by the
journalists who are invited
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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

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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
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La Gloriette (La) 05.90.27 75 66
Restaurant des pecheurs (H6tel Le Sereno) 05.90.29.83.00
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Francois Plantation 05.90.29 80 22
Les Bananiers 05.90.27.93.48
Lurin
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Flamands
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La Case de l'ile 05.90.27 61 81
La Langouste 05.90.27.63.61
Taiwana 05.90.27 65 01
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Chez Yvon 05.90.29 86 81
Fellini Ristorante (H6tel Le Manapany) 05.90.27.66.55
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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


Viva Carnival
I Friday, February 16
2:00 pm Children's parade
through the streets
of Gustavia
I Sunday, February 18,
Parade in the streets
of Gustavia, Theme:
"Maasai"
I Monday, February 19,
Early evening parade
starting at 6pm
in "pajamas"
I Tuesday. February 20
The Main Carnival
parade will take place
on Mardi Gras at 3:00 pm
in Gustavia
I Wednesday February 21
Burning of Vaval parade
from Le Select to Shell
Beach, 7pm


Special Events
I February 19-26
A new Taste of The
Caribbean Page 4

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 Saturday, February 17
Live Music with Transit
Orchestra, 7:00 pm at
Sant6 F6, Lurin

-Grand Zouk contest,
at Ti Zouk K'F1, Gustavia
- Costume evening with
a Venice theme, La Plage,
St Jean
) Sunday February 18
- Carnival Celebration from
10pm to midnight at Ti Zouk
K'F1, Gustavia
- 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 19
-Pajama evening with DJ
at Ti Zouk K'F1, Gustavia
- Marrakech evening,
mint tea and belly dancing,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Tuesday, February 20
After-Carnival Party
Music with DJ Patris
Gero and costumes!
Caviar Island, Gustavia
- Lunch with Live Music by
Selecta Chaya
- Pirate Night, at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Wednesday February 21
-Ti Brother Party: A bottle
of Moet & Chandon for the
Photo Art Exhibition
at Franvois Plantation:
Rose Murray,
Scenes from Majesty Pen,
Kingston, Jamaica
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best costume. Fashion show
and dancing. Ti St Barth
) Thursday, February 15
Night of the angels,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
) Friday & Saturday
Crazy Week end
& Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou

Night Club
I 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

Exhibitions:
I Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
) Manuela Bosio, Porta 34,
Gustavia.
I Basile, Haitian painter,
Galerie Asie, Gustavia
I Until March 5
Scott Cassidy, Angels and
Ghosts Eat Skeletons,
gallery Me.di.um, Gustavia
) Until February 28
Dominique Rousserie
at To b.art Gallery,
Carr6 d'Or, Gustavia
) 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 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


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- Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
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-To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
-Me.di.um galerie, Gustavia
-Didier Spindler galerie,
Gustavia
- Pipiri Boutique, Gustavia
Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
presents
Richard Litzelmenn
at Wall House gallery,
Gustavia


Fashion shows:
I Everyday:
- 1:30-2pm: H6tel Isle de
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- 3:30-7:30: Geisha Vampire,
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Saint Barth Celebrates Carnival


t's Carnival time in Saint
Barth and the island is
ready to party! The action
gets underway on Friday after-
noon, February 16 with a chil-
dren's parade through the
streets of Gustavia. Then on
Sunday, February 18, La Pointe
En Mouvement holds its final
pre-Carnival parade at sunset,
with a musical pause in front of
La Cantina on the waterfront in
Gustavia. The theme for this
Sunday's costumes is Maasai.
Things continue to heat up on
Monday, February 19, with an
early evening parade starting at
6pm in pajamas as the revelers
prepare for the grand parade on
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras-
February 20. Numerous groups
are expected to participate in
the big Carnival event, includ-
ing Rum and Ginger (in Brazil-
ian-inspired costumes) and the
rock band of the year where if
you look closely you'll find
Andy Hall from The Hideaway,
dentist David Grodberg, and
friends lurking under the wigs
and sunglasses. The events
wind down on February 21-
Ash Wednesday- with a
march through the streets of
Gustavia, starting at 7pm, from
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Fine Dining In Saline


A few years ago-
seven to be
exact- a new
restaurant opened in Saint
Barth: Esprit Saline, an
open, airy space nestled in
a lush tropical garden
alongside the salt flats in
Saline. The 80-seat restau-
rant is furnished with teak
from Bali for a casual
ambiance.
The partners had all
worked in other island
restaurants and were anx-
ious to have a place of
their own. One of the part-
ners, Jean-Charles Guy is
also the top chef, who
came with seven years of
working at Maya's under
his belt- his current part-
ner is Guillaume Hen-


nequin. "Our menu
changes every day," says
the chef, who has lived in
St Barth since 1994, short-
ly after the birth of his son,
who is now 12 years old.
"I was born in a kitchen,"
he says, pointing out that
his parents had a restau-
rant in Sete in the South of
France. "My mother went
back to work three days
after I was born and I slept
in the kitchen in a dish
pan.
Jean-Charles Guy is pas-
sionate about food and
about using only the high-
est quality ingredients,
which he describes as
"expensive but important."
His cuisine is also light
and healthy. "I use no


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cream or heavy
ingredients, and like
to make dishes in
keeping with the
warm climate of the
island," he points
out. "I use a lot of
good olive oil from
Italy and bouillons."
Jean-Charles also
avoids phrases that
sound too much like
marketing tools. "I don't
like to describe my cook-
ing as fusion, but I am
inspired by cuisine from
all over the world. African.
Caribbean. Asian. I am
planning a trip to Morocco
and have been including a
lot of Moroccan dishes on
the menu." His daily menu
always includes four appe-
tizers- including a soup
(perhaps fish soup drawn
from his home in the
South of France) and a sal-
ad plus four main
courses with fish, seafood,
chicken and beef, but no
pork in consideration of
dietary restrictions.
Shrimp might be flambeed
with old rum Creole style,
while local fish can be
served with a pesto sauce,


Left to right:
sommelier FranCois
Lecronier and chef
Jean-Charles Guy
at Esprit Saline
and chicken is often
flavored with lemon
grass. "We even
make our own mix
of spices," says
Jean-Charles, who
notes that the cuisine
at Esprit Saline might be
"light" but you will not
leave hungry. "We believe
in both quantity and quali-
ty," he says. This is also
evident in the wine list
supervised by Frangois
Lecronier, the restaurant's
sommelier, who is as pas-
sionate about wine as
Jean-Charles is about
food. The desserts are
from the classic French
repertory, from Tart Tatin
to the ever-popular prof-
iteroles, or the daily spe-
cial such as a soft-choco-
late tart. "Many countries
are represented on the
menu," says Jean-Charles.
"One of our guests said it's
like traveling around the
world when you eat at
Esprit Saline."
St Barth Weekly n108





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10,000

IN SAINT
T he number of homes
counted in St Barth last
fall determined that there
are approximately 4,400
dwellings (houses and apart-
ments combined) on the island.
Compared to 3,465 counted in
1999, that represents an
increase of 27% in the space of
seven years. However, this
increase is less than the 40%
increase marked from 1990-
1999. By extrapolation, if one
applies the 27% increase in
housing to the size of the popu-
lation, there would be slightly
more than 8,700 residents on
the island. But by the end of
2003, an estimate based on
numbers provided by the


RESIDENTS

BARTH?
municipal police and the reg-
istry office indicated there were
already close to 8,800 people
living on the island. This repre-
sents an increase of 28% (and
an average of 5.6% annually)
compared to the census taken in
March 1999, which counted
6,852 residents in Saint-Barth.
If one applies the figure of a
5.6% annual increase, the pop-
ulation will have exceeded
10,000 people in 2007- or an
increase of 45% since 1999.
Compared to the increase in the
number of dwellings built dur-
ing the same period, it is easy
to understand why there is such
a shortage of housing at the
present time.


Measuring The Air Ouality
FIFTY TUBES TO DETERMINE
THE LEVEL OF NITROGEN DIOXIDE
At the end of February, Gwad'Air will install 50
small tubes as part of an ongoing campaign to
measure the air quality in Saint Barth. These
tubes, designed to measure the quantity of nitro-
gen dioxide (N02) in the air, will be installed in
various spots across the island where there is a lot
of traffic-such as the industrial zone in Public.
With cartridges of active carbon to trap the toxic
gas created primarily by combustion from auto-
mobiles and industrial installations, these tubes
will be in place for 15 days before being collected
for analysis. A second campaign to measure nitro-
gen dioxide will take place shortly thereafter, plus
two other during the summer. Aside from being
an oxidant, NO2 is also known to cause bronchial
irritation. It also has negative effects on the envi-
ronment: NO2 contributes to acid rain and aids in
the formation of ozone in the lower atmosphere,
thereby augmenting the greenhouse effect.


St. Barth Music Festival: Nothing But Good Notes!


Michile Viale is passio-
nate about classical
music. She wouldn't miss
the St. Barth Music Festi-
val for anything in the
world, and this year she
says it was full of nothing
but "good notes," a play
on words in French
where school grades are
also "notes." Her tribute
is as follows:

"For some time I have been
hearing "has been" kind of
reflections, such as 'Saint
Barth isn't what it used to
be...'And yet, the St. Barth
Music Festival just com-
pleted a wonderful 23rd edi-
tion this year, which is quite
a milestone, an entire gener-
ation. Residents and tourists
(many who come for the
festival every year), as well
as artists, had other
thoughts: "Yes, it's as great
as ever- Once again a
marvelous festival- How
the island is so beautiful and
so welcoming-etc."
Bravo, as this is a cultural
event that St. Barth can be
St Barth Weekly n108


proud of, and it was in fact
as good as ever. So there is
hope, a lot of hope in the
form of this festival...
What's more, this year,
Frances DeBroff and her


- The rock concert at Zion
Garden with the band
NYCO from Chicago: that
was daring!
- The Brazilian concerto
for trombone and orchestra


committee gave us an composed by James
example of perseverance Stephenson and performed
and boldness. Perseverance here as a world premiere:
in the organization of the :l. s '.rini '
festival and the quality of The opera, I Pagliacci,
the artists, boldness in their less known to the public at
choices: large, yet NO ONE was



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Ihe cast of Pagliacci at the St. Barth Music Pestival,
featuring (left to right) David Small, Anthony DiPaolo,
Walter MacNeil, Jane Thorngren, maestro RichardBuckley,
and Grant Youngblood.


caught yawning, in fact it
was just the opposite: that
was daring!
I had the chance (accessible
to everyone in Saint Barth)
to chat with some of the
extremely talented musi-
cians who like to come back
to the festival. Eric Ruske
(French horn) told me how
much he enjoyed playing in
Saint Barth, for us: "I feel
here that I play for a com-
munity, that I am part of the
audience, no matter who
pays or not, music can go
out through doors and win-
dows to reach everyone.
You cannot imagine how
happy we are to be here and
give you our music". When
I heard that, I can assure
you, :-.1 mA-J me HAPPY!
Yes, the stars of the dance
couldn't make it to the festi-
val this year, but the musi-
cians were brilliant, note
after note!
Until next year, for a Saint
Barth that will always be...
SAINT BARTH!"












































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I 1. Linda and Linda singing atLe Select
.2. Herve, Dean, PapaGuyo, Sophie,
V; and Krissie atLa Plage
3. A young drummer at Carnival practice
4. Patou and the great waiters
at Caviar Island
5. Manu Bosio With "Cactus", a oil on
canvas, atPorta 34 gallery
6. Janute Booth & Leith Adams
at Caviar Island
7. Alain Le Chatelier's bedroom
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Friday
Scattered Clouds.
High: 82 F. /28 C.
Wind East 17 mph /
Night: Scattered Cl
Low: 78 F. /26 C.
Wind East 13 mph /


o: Sunday
I'I.:1-.,: 3 Chance of Rain
High: 820 F. / 280 C.
28 km/h Wind East 15 mph/ 25km/h
ouds Night: Scattered Clouds.
Low: 75 F. / 240 C.
21 km/h Wind ENE 15 mph/25km/h


Saturday
Scattered Clouds. -:-'----
High: 82 F. /28 C
Wind East 11 mph. /18 km/h.
Night: Scattered Clouds.
Low: 75 F. /24 C.
Wind East 15 mph /25 km/h


Monday
Scattered Clouds. '- .
High: 800 F. / 270 C
Wind East 13 mph /21km/h
Night: Scattered Clouds
Low: 730 F. /230 C.
Wind NE 11mph/18 km/h


* Puzzle eat
There's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but noth-
ing has to add up to anything else. You solve the puzzle
with reasoning and logic. It's fun. It's challenging. It's
addictive! "Fill in the grid so that every row, every column,
and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9."That's
all there is to it.

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Solution
Check the solutions
to the Sudoku


* 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
S .Wia already engaged in the
V traffic circle have priority.
r' Below is a small diagram
to help you figure out
L( '. what to do.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION


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YIELD:
You do not
have the
right of way


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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!


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pleasant view over the country and
the sea. A precedent condition
regarding the granting of a building
permit is accepted by the owners.
Exclusive listing 1800 000 E

1/4 acre gently sloping with an easy
access to St Jean including a building
permit for a 3 bedroom villa.
Beautiful view over the ocean.
1650 000 E

Tel. : 05 90 29 88 91
www.sibarth.com
Rental
Share in Vitet available as of
February 15. House with ter-
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Bedroom with bathroom. 1000
euros per month including EDF,
telephone, water, French satel-
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only. Call 05 90 51 49 09 or
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January (or February) and
August: 2 bedroom 2 bathroom
and 2 single bed, 1 spa and gar-
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29 22 82 or mail to
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Studio with ocean view, kit-
chen, shower room, terrace.
Available March 28th- Dec.
15th, for extended term offered
furnished for maximum of 2
persons. No children No pets
2300 Euros per month inclusive
of EDF, EDU. Contact:villala-
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Phone Owner NYC, USA 1-
646-495-1686 Concierge on
St. Barth (0) 690 227 435

Real Estate
For sale, a brand new 2 bed-
room and 1 bath villa set in the
peaceful valley of Saline and


within 10 mn walk to the Saline
Beach. The lush tropical sur-
roundings offer a delightful set-
ting for true island living. Con-
tact St. Barth Property/ Sothe-
by's International Realty : 0590
297505
To sell of exclusiveness: Prop-
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villa with pool, living-kitchen
full equipped, terrace, 3beds, 3
bath, Fitness room Contact
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garage and 4000m2 of land.
Price: E 1.500.000 Contact us:
',.i 1 iii ..lillh ,7 .. ,h fr or 0690
342851
For sale, 3 bedroom, 4 bath vil-
la tucked into the hillside of
Flamands with wonderful view.
This property offer an excep-
tional rental history. Beautiful
furnished and meticulous main-
tain. Contact St. Barth Proper-
1. Sillel:.1's International Real-
ty: 0590 29 75 05
For sale, 2 bedroom, 2 bath,
beautiful decorated hillside villa
is set in the heights of desirable
Pointe Milou with sensational
western views. 2 equal bed-
rooms are separated for privacy
and each offers an ensuite bath.
Contact St. Barth Property/
Sotheby's International Realty:
0590297505

Land
Land in Flamand, surface 1/3 of
acre with viability (power,
water, tel) 1,050,000 euros.
Contact CMI 05 90. 27.80.88


St Barth WeaLY
Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278
Ph. : 05.90.27.65.19 Fax:05.90.27.91.60
email: stbarthweekly@wanadoo.fr www.journaldesaintbarth.com
Director & layout : Avigael Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation : Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe : Rosemond Greaux
Impression : Daily Herald


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PAF / airport & port police
Hospital
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy Aeroport
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Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Gustavia 05 90 27 95 38
1 ,_ church Sunday 9am. 0590297463
i. . church St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am


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