Title: St Barth weekly
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Title: St Barth weekly
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Language: English
Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: June 8, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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The fourth season of
The St. Barth Weekly is
coming to a close, with
just three more issues on
June 22, July 6, and
July 20. As always, The
Weekly helps you put
your finger on the pulse
of the local community
and stay up to date on
local news and cultural
activities. Featuring an
English rdsumC of the
top stories in our French
newspaper, Le Journal
de Saint Earth, as well
as original articles in
English, The St.BEarth
Weekly is the only com-
pletely English-lan-
guage newspaper on the
island. The Weekly is
also available online at

(wst hart s. em),
the wonderful web site
launched in 1996, and
now run by our friends
Bruno and Giraldine
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 favo-
rite island. During the
months that The Wee-
kly is on holiday, you
can pull up our archives
and enjoy the articles
and photos the have
captured the essence of
the island over the past
10 months. And of
course we look forward
to seeing you again next

polity, the island of Saint
Barth became an
autonomous Overseas Col-
lectivity as of February 2007,
and is now administratively
separated from Guadeloupe,
of which it has been part
since 1878 when Sweden

returned the island to France.
The new statute will go into
effect on the day of the first
meeting of the territorial
council which will be elected
on July 1, or July 8 if a run-
off round is required.

W ednesda May 30,dt tormme
2007 will be a

in the annals of Saint Barth.
In was on this date that the
last municipal council meet-
ing was held at City Hall
before the town of St.
Barth61emy becomes an

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the municipal council were
elected in the elections held
on March 11, 2001. At that
time, Saint-Barth En Avant, a
list led by Bruno Magras,
won over 63% of the votes
with 72% of the registered
voters going to the polls. The
mayor, who had won his sec-
ond term, and his deputies
were elected on March 18
during the first meeting of
the new municipal council.
If Bruno Magras' first term
was a period of large public
projects--the building of the
new airport terminal, the new
City Hall, the Saint Jean
sports complex--his second
term was dedicated to seek-
ing the new political statute
that has now become a reali-
ty: after 61 years as a munici-


But the large majority of the
vote that went to Nicolas
Sarkozy in the recent presi-
dential elections last May
could well benefit another
candidate from Guadeloupe,
Albert Dorville, who is run-
ning for the first time and
represents Sarkozy's political
party. Benoit Chauvin is run-
ning under the banner of
MoDem, a new moderate
party created last May by
Frangois Bayrou, who came
in third in the presidential
race. A run-off election is
scheduled for Saturday, June
16. These legislative elec-
tions are for the deputies in
the French National Assem-
bly, which has 577 members.

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wenty-four hours
in France, the 4,761
registered voters in Saint
Barth will have the chance to
vote on Saturday, June 9, in
the primary round of legisla-
tive elections. Eleven candi-
dates are vying for the post
of deputy in the fourth ward
of Guadeloupe, to which
Saint Barth is attached while
waiting for its own deputy...
not until 2012! But just eight
of these candidates will be on
the ballot, as three of the
eleven did not officially file
their candidature. The outgo-
ing deputy, Victorin Lurel, is
hoping for a second term and
is a favorite in the election,

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are overloaded;
Yet, everyone knows that what was
possible over the past 30 years is not
longer possible today. Everyone
knows that our ongoing economic suc-
cess depends on the social stability of
our little community. We all know that
our little island can only maintain its
reputation and quality of life if we
defend these fundamental qualities:
Environmental protection;
Controlled development;
Safety for persons and property;
Professional training for young people
and the creation of stable employment
with sufficient salary;
To not heed these realities would be
proof of irresponsibility.
With 340 residents per square kilome-
ter-while Guadeloupe has only
245--can we continue to build and
make our island more crowded?
Do we need another industrial zone?
And if so, where?
Can we continue to increase the num-
ber of rental cars?
So many simple questions that merit a
clear response.
And in the past if we did not have
the competence to respond in all
these various domains, that is no
longer the case.

mayor Bruno Magras declared
his candidacy as the first presi-
dent to be elected for the future Over-
seas Collectivity of Saint Barth61emy.
He presented the main points of his
platform in this letter to the population:

"My Fellow Citizens,
As you so clearly expressed your
desire by the large positive response in
the vote of December 7, 2003, the law
passed on February 21, 2007 has trans-
formed our island into an Overseas
Collectivity, which is part of the
French Republic. As such, on July 1,
you will elect a Territorial Council,
which will determine the destiny of
Saint Barth61emy for the next five
years. Together, we are facing a new
After more than 25 years of public
service, including as 12 as mayor, I
have decided, that with this solid expe-
rience, to present a slate of men and
women capable to lead the island, if
you so desire.
I will not repeat the accomplishments
of the past. They are there, visible, pal-
pable, and incontestable. I prefer that
we look toward the future together,
That we take a tour of the current state
of affairs in order to better define the
contours of the society we hope to
build for ourselves and for our chil-

Wht is the current state of affairs?
- A permanent population of 8,200
habitants, with more than 12,000 in
the high season;
-A building boom with more than 250
permits requested and approximately
120 allowed;
-An unbridled speculation due to large
influx of foreign investment;
- Young people who can no longer
afford to buy property;
- A saturated industrial zone, yet faced
with growing needs;
-Massive traffic due to a continually
increasing number of cars brought
onto the island;
-Public equipment and services that

On another subject: Some people are
concerned about the future territorial
fiscal situation, as if the primordial
role of the elected officials was to
invent new taxes of all kinds! The
past ten years prove a healthy man-
agement of public affairs, allowing
not only the new Collectivity a solid
budget as well as the opportunity to
make investments necessary to its
proper functioning. The truth is that
the fiscal pressure will also be in
response to the quality of public
services required by the population
and the ability of the government to
control unnecessary expenditures.
My fellow citizens, as we are clearly
aware of these issues and the difficul-
ties we face, but also confident in our
future, that we have decided to ask for
your votes. On July 1, it is up to you to
show your confidence in the team l am
leading so that, together, we can con-
trol out destiny."


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St Barth Weekly noP


Bruno Magras: Candidate

In Terntorial Elections


ollowrinlst Flebruary's visit
F; byown Chrstelle uRippon diretor
of Gwad'Air, and the projection
of Al Gore's documnentary filmn CAT
about the environment, An Incon-
venient Truth, the 25 students in
the CM2A class at the elementary
school in Gustavia were encour-
aged by their teacher, Ingrid Sell-
ez, to seek a way to inform the
population about the dangers of UWft O
pollution and changes in the cli- C"AWE
mate. They created a series of Savetheplaneta
posters and reports that will serve Gor-e's film tells i
as the basis for an end-of-the-year glaciers will dis~
performance ton this theme. the ocean water


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Second Annual Fishing Event

Saint-Barth Teamn Wtins F~irst Place

Maya Schindler at Me.di.um

crearite instinct
and are accented by speci-
fic details such as pottery urns, gutters,
mini-Mokes, and hammocks. The pre-
fect gift for any occasion from a hostess
gift to a souvenir or business gift...
For additional information: 06 90 35 16
54 or email: tofarthur@wanadoo.fr

Just a few words to say how much
I look forward to downloading
the St Barth Weekly.
O.K, it's not "The Times", not that
I read that newspaper, but as I take
a lot of pleasure in looking at the St
Arts web-cams, especially the
"airport", l use a map to refer to
places you feature in your paper.
St Arts appears a fantastic place,
I live in South Wales in the U.K,
itself avery beautiful area to
live,and, no, I've never been to St
Arts, or even the Caribbean! Who
knows, perhaps one day I will be able
to afford the visit, so in the mean-
time, keep your paper rolling and
help keep my dream of crossing the
Ocean to see that exotic island!
Once again, Thank You, Merci'
or Diolch yn Fawr as we say
in Pays de Galles! .
(A silver surfer)

St Barth Weekly noP

Sabine's Little Houses
Make Perfect Little Gifts
Sabine's little hand-painted plaster hou-
ses start at just 10 euros and make nifty,
inexpensive gifts. One year ago she revi-
ved this artistic enterprise, using 18
molds that represent the different styles
of traditional Saint Barth houses as well
as a miniature replica of the Swedish bell
tower in Gustavia. Decorated by hand
with acrylic paint and varnish, these

an nual
T escnFishing
Event took place
from May 17-21 in
the waters of Sint
Maarten. Fourteen
boats from Puerto

tinique, Guade- ,
loupe, Saint Mar-
tin, and Saint-Barth participated in
this deep sea fishing competition
based on the principle of "tag and
release." In this event, there were 38
"releases," with one marlin weigh-
ing 452 pounds reeled in and
brought to shore. The winning boat,

Black Pearl, was rented for the event
by a team from Saint Barth includ-
ing Jean-Marc Gr~aux, Gaston
Questel, David Blanchard, and
Daniel Blanchard. They had five
releases: two the first day and three
on the second day. They won first
prize of 35,000 dollars,

Exhibition June 1

- June 20 2007

2007, Vinvl,
Paint, Wood

tinct political and personal identity
in her work. The centerpiece of the
show is the sentence 'Make it
plainer'- a quote by Malcom X, in
a charged reference to recent
American history. Schindler
extends the sentence (leveling it,
so to speak) and in doing so, she
creates a tension between the per-
sonal and the political readings of
her work.
Born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1971,
Maya Schindler currently lives
and works in Los Angeles.
Upcoming exhibitions include a
solo show at Devin Borden Hiram
Butler, Houston; and a group show
at LACE, Los Angeles. Schindler
is currently showing an installa-
tion at the Glas-Pavillon, Berlin.

e.al.um Is please to pres-
ent <>, an
Exhibition of recent work
by artist Maya Schindler. The exhi-
bition includes watercolor paintings
and sculptures made during her resi-
dency on the island. Building on a
consistent and incisive artistic
exploration, Maya Schindler contin-
ues in this body of work to explore
the subject of texts as icons in differ-
ent forms and symbols. Schindler
juxtaposes various images from
diverse contexts and creates a new
one. In this series of watercolors the
artist is specifically interested in the
idea of chance and luck in a roman-
tic notion of destiny,
The show further consists of two
text sculptures that expose a dis-


Ending" gallery
Me.di.um, Gustavia
) Nicola Hicks, Visual artist
Jane's Gallery, Eden Rock
) Group Show : Women
photographers at to b.art
Gallery, Gustavia
) Permanent exhibits
- Michelle Marie
(paintings), H~tel Carl
Gustaf, Gustavia
- Philippe Defruit
(sculptures), H~tel Carl
- Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
- Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
- Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
- Antoine Heckly, Galerie
Indochine, Gustavia
) Art Galleries
- Eve Ducharme Art
Gallery (appointment only),
- To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
- Me.di.um galerie,
- Didier Spindler galerie,
- Pipiri Boutique, Gustavia

EdSnlon shows:
) Evervday:
- 1:30: H~tel Isle de France
boutique, Flamands
- 2:00: Geisha Vampire, La
Plage, Saint Jean

T/utrsden: Jwre 21 |iv AA *
96th annual "Fete ,iver Fv tuic r
de la Musiquel Lounge mix, 7:30pm-
Launched in France in midnight, Bar'tG,
1982 by musical director H~tel Guanahani
Maurice Fleuret and Grand Cul de Sac
supported by then cul- ) Every Saturday
tural minister Jack Cabaret night with
Lang, this annual musi- spectacle, at 9pm,
cal celebration takes Restaurant "Z", Saint Jean
place on June 21, the ) Every Wednesday
first day of summer. In Cabaret night with
Saint Barth, where this spectacle, at 9pm,
event has been celebrat- Restaurant "Z", Saint Jean
ed for the past few ) Every Saturday & Sunday
years, the action will be Stephane, Sunset Concert
at Caviar Island in at 5:30pm, Hotel Carl
Gustavia, at La Plage in Gustav, Gustavia
Saint Jean etc... ) From Wednesday-Friday
Alan Landry on piano,
8pm, Le Galac,
Hotel Le Toiny
""' 7 ', ) From Tuesday-Friday
-' o Nadige, Sunset Concert,
5:30pm, Hotel Carl Gustav

Let s Pa rty
) Monday.
Marrakech evening,
mint tea and belly dancing,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
) Tuesday.
Pirate Night, at Ti
St Barth, Pointe Milou
Creole BBQ with acoustic
music, La Marine
HU~E-~~Restaurant, Gustavia
) Wednesday.

SPuzzle Gter
There's no math
6 1 1 2 involved. The grid has
7 51 1 3 numbers, but nothing
has to add up to any-
4 thing else. You solve
81 1I IIthe puzzle with rea-
soning and logic. It's
21 4 9 Ifun. It's challenging.
7 5 It's addictive! "Fill in
the grid so that every
51 191 7 row, every column,
and every 3x3 box
31 1 6 2 contains the digits 1
8 through 9."That's all
St Barth Weekly noP

- Ti Brother Party: A bottle
of Moet a chandon for the
best costume. Fashion show
and dancing. Ti St Barth
) Thursday
- Night of the angels,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
) Friday & Saturday
Crazy Week end &
Fashion Show Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
) Saturday& Sunday
Live Music, La Plage
St Jean
) Thursday. June 21
26th annual "Fite de la

Night Club
) Every evening:
- Casa Nikki, Gustavia
- Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Bubbles Club, Gustavia
- Hot Spot cafi, Lurin
- Sexy pole dancing every
night after lam, Yacht Clb
) Friday. May 25
Caribbean party at Hot
Spot Cafi, Lurin

Exhibitions *
) Basile, Haitian painter,
Galerie Asie, Gustavia
) Philippe Bertho,
Eve Ducharme Art Gallery,
Toi y
) Though June 20
Maya Schindler, "Happy


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Wind East 22 mph / 36 km/h
Night: Thunderstorm
Low: 78' F /26 C.
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Night: Thunderstorm
Low: 78'E F./26' C.
Wind SE 17 mph / 28 km/h

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Wind ESE 20 mph. / 32 km/h.
Chance of precipitation 80%
Night: Overcast
Low: 80'E F./27' C.
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