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: July 20, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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This is it..
the final edition
of The Saint Barth
Weekly for the
2006-2007 season.
We think you'll
agree that this
was quite
an exciting season,
capped on July 15,
2007 with the
change in Saint
Barth's political
status to a new
Collectivity, and
Bruno Magras
elected as the first
president of the
new territorial
council. This is an
important step in
the island's taking
its future in its
own hands, and it
will be interesting
to watch how
things unfold
next season.
The Weekly will
be back as of
November, both in
print every Friday
on the island,
and online at
barths.com, to
keep you posted
on all the island's
happenings from
political activities
to cultural events
and festivities.

Have a great
summer, and
we look forward to
seeing you again
next season!

Bruno Magras, First President

Of The COM Of Saint Barth6lemy

unday, July 15 was a
quite a day at the new
H6tel de la Collectiv-
it6, starting with the election
of Bruno Magras as the first
president of the COM with a
unanimous vote by the 19
members of the territorial
council. The unanimous vote
was appreciated by the
entire council, who viewed
this as the first sign of a
fruitful collaboration
amongst the members.
Those who attended the elec-
tions report that the atmos-
phere was extraordinary, and
that things got even more
exciting with the arrival of
Christian Estrosi, the Secre-
tary of State for the French
Overseas. A large crowd was
waiting for him to arrive at
the airport at 9am, with lots
of small red, white, and blue
French flags waving. Estrosi
was also warmly welcomed
to the H6tel de la Collectivit6
where the council chambers
were filled to overflowing.
The Marseillaise (French
national anthem) was played
as well as the Hymn of Saint
Barth, sung by the assembled
crowd, including the Secre-
tary of State who sang along.
There were even a few tears
of emotion during this truly

Estrosi happy to be in such company.

I since last Saturday.

also an opposition candidate,
had successfully negotiated
with Bruno Magras and the
local officials on the list, St.
Barth d'Abord, and had
joined the majority.
With eight candidates for six
posts, the majority list was
elected in an unsurprising
victory, and the territorial
council members then elected
their six executive members,
including four vice-presi-
dents and two executive
council members:
* Yves Gr6aux was elected
first vice-president with 18
votes and one abstention;
* Nicole Gr6aux was elected
second vice-president with
19 votes;
* Michel Magras was elected
third vice-president with 18
votes and one abstention;
* Marie-Th6rbse Weber was
elected fourth vice-president
with 18 votes and one absten-
* Jean-Pierre Magras was
elected executive member
with 18 votes and one absten-
* Maxime Desouches was
elected executive member
with 16 votes and three

St Barth Weekly n0126

A new

graces The Hotel de la ..

historic moment: "It was
magical," on of the elected
officials confided to us..
Once Christian Estrosi left for
Saint Martin, the territorial
council set about the election
of its executive council, which
is presided by Bruno Magras.
The opposition council mem-
bers, Karine Miot and Benoit
Chauvin, each a candidate for
the executive council, pre-
sented their own list of
potential board members.
The majority group presented
its own list of six names:
Yves Gr6aux, Nicole Gr6aux,
Michel Magras, Marie-
Th6rbse Weber, Jean-Pierre
Magras, and Maxime Des-
ouches. Desouches, who was



As early as the 1960, the idea of a spe-
cial political status for Saint Barth
was already in the air, but it wasn't
until 1996 that this possibility was
seriously considered by the political
powers, when solicited by Bruno
Magras, after he was elected as mayor
in 1995.
October 18, 1996
The General Council in Guadeloupe
votes favorably on the principle of
creating a collectivity with special sta-
tus in Saint Barth. A commission is
put into place to study the content of
this eventual status.
January 19, 1998
The General Council in Guadeloupe
votes favorably for the project to turn
Saint Barth into a collectivity with a
special status.
March 11, 2000
French president Jacques Chirac, at
the Madiana conference center in
Martinique, declares that Saint Barth
will indeed see its status evolve into
an Overseas Territory
June 18, 2001
Officials from the General Council
and Regional Council in Guadeloupe
meet under the presidency of Jacques
Gillot, and adopt a resolution in
which they pledge to give their support
to the political evolution of Saint
December 17, 2001
The same officials from Guadeloupe
meet, this time with Lucette Michaux-
Chevry, president of the Regional
Council, and adopt a resolution in
which they support and approve the
project for an eventual change in poli-
tical status for the island of St Barth.
March 28, 2003
At the request of Brigitte Girardin,
who was the French Overseas Minis-
ter at the time, the French Parliament
modified the constitution and offered
the overseas territories the possibility
to change their political status if so
desired and with the consent of the
local population.
December 7, 2003
In a referendum, the population of
Saint Barth voted massively in favor
of the political evolution of their

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ive hundred Saint
B.iii h',ikrnis,, or
Saint Barth
descendents living in
Saint Thomas attended
the performance of "Ti
T6at a Francoise," pre-
sented as part of a spe-
cial visit from July 12-
16 on the American Vir-
gin Island where many
Saint Barth natives
lived in the past. Writ-
ten by Francoise

Gr6aux, the play is like
a link between the two
islands, as the story,
told in patois, is that of
a young fisherman from
Saint Barth who falls in
love with a young
woman in Saint
Thomas and brings her
home to meet his par-
ents. The troupe, com-
posed of almost 2 peo-
ple, met with great suc-
cess on the stage in

Carnage, part of the
French Quarter of Char-
lotte Amalie, where the
Hymn of Saint Barth
was sung. Angle Peter,
the president of ASC-
CO, initiated the proj-
ect, and she notes that
the evening of July 13
was a triumph, thanks
in part to the numerous
sponsors that helped
make it possible.

SNSM: A Nighttime Rescue
Of Three People At Sea

O n July 14, three men of
about 30 years old set
sail on a Prindle 19
sport catamaran from the beach -
in Saint Jean. They were forced
to call for help when they lost
their mast while out at sea. At
approximately 6pm, the
CROSS Antilles-Guyana called
the Saint Barth SNSM rescue
station and told its president, Ing6nu
Magras, that a small motorboat was
towing a light catamaran with three
men aboard. But night was falling
and there were children aboard the
motorboat, which had to return to
port. The help of the SNSM was
requested and Magras immediately
organized the rescue mission along
with Yvan Gamier and Frantz Ques-
tel. They just had to find the small
catamaran, which was not equipped
with lights. The men aboard the
Prindle had a mobile phone and esti-


mated their position to be northeast of
the small island of Bonhomme. The
SNSM rescue boat searched that zone
for 30 minutes but to no avail. One of
the rescue party asked the men
aboard the catamaran to try and locate
the lights of their boat. "We see your
white light," said one of the men. So
the rescue boat made a U-turn as the
catamaran was actually north of the
little island of Boulanger. The rescue
boat, Contre Amiral Noel, successful-
ly towed the damaged catamaran to
the beach in Public where the rescue
mission concluded at 9:20pm.

St Barth Weekly n0126


Anse des Cayes Fair

Anse des Cayes Beach,
O 7:30am: Mass
O 8:30am: Belote tournament,
P6tanque tournament
O 9 am: Various games for children
F 10 am: Beach volleyball
11 am: Cocktail reception
Lunch and drinks available on-site
or for take-out
F 2 pm: Various games
F 5:30 pm: Jam string session
F 9 pm: The Rhythm Boys live

Northern Neighborhoods Fair

Ascco, Colombier
Q 8:30 am: Inscriptions for Domino
O 12 pm: Snack bar open for lunch,
cocktail reception
I 1 pm: Beginning of p6tanque
bouless) on the municipal court
in Flamands
O 3 pm: Various games for all ages
Q 6 pm: Free comedy performance
in Creole
F 7 pm: Dance performances
O 9:30pm: Dancing to music
by a local band.

Q 6:45am: Mass at the chapel
in Colombier

Windward Neighborhoods Fair

Ajoe, Lorient
F 9 am: Table tennis tournament,
Baby Foot tournament
F 2 pm: Belote and p6tanque com-
petitions, mini soccer tournament
F 9 pm: Dancing at Ajoe

Q 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
O 4 pm: At Ajoe: various games,
competitions, dances, awards

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

Q 5 am: Fishing tournament. Return
and weighing of fish between noon
and 1 pm on the beach in Public.
Q 7:30am: P6tanque tournament.
Domino competition,
Beginning of musical presentation.
Q 8:30am: Games on the beach.
Beach volleyball.
Q 10 am: Regatta for traditional
wooden sailboats
O 11 am: Placing of wreaths and
commemorative ceremony at the
Swedish Cemetery.
O 11:30 am: Champagne toast
sponsored by the COM and
BBQ on the beach in Public
O 4 pm: Awards ceremony

SB Jam Music Festival

Festival of Contemporary
Caribbean Music with three free
concerts on the dock in Gustavia

0 7 pm: DJ Bad Boy (St Martin)
O 8:30 pm: SOFT Band (Guade-
l 11pm: 3 Cylinder's (Antigua)

0 7pm: DJ Bad Boy (St Martin)
0 8:30 pm: ATMOSPHERE

O 7pm: DJ BAD (St Martin)
J 8:30 pm: BAMBOOLAZ (Martini-
O 9 pm: PANIK with PANOL,
NARA, BIRMAM (Guadeloupe)
J 11 pm: CARIMI (Haiti)

Q 9 am: Belotte tournament
Q 10 am: Traditional regatta
O 12:30: Champagne toast

Saint-Barthblemy Day

Program TBA

Saint Louis Feast Day

in Corossol
Q 6 am : Start of the fishing
tournament (sign up on the beach
in Corossol)
O 8 am: Mass at the foot of the Rock
Saint Louis
J 9:30 am: Belote (cards), football,
and beach volley ball (sign up at
1 10 am: Start of various sailing
races; Children's games
Regatta for traditional wooden
Q 12:30am: Champagne toast
organized by the municipality
Q 2 pm: Various games; The Saint
Louis Quiz
Q 5:30pm: Awards ceremony
O 6:30pm: Dance performance
presented by the dancers
from ALC
O 7:30pm: Saint Louis 2006 raffle
Q 8 pm: Saint Louis program of
traditional dances and skits in
O 9 pm: Fireworks and public dance
on the streets of Corossol

St Barth Weekly n0126

Pitea Day

Festival of Gustavia


Just 20 years old and
already proving the
incredible talent he
inherited from his father
("jazz manouche" guitar
player Romane Manetti),
Richard Manetti will appear
at the Carl Gustaf every
Thursday and Friday
evening from July 19 to
August 21. This exceptional
guitarist has made "jazz
manouche" or gypsy jazz his
specialty, and his music is
heavily influenced by Djan-
go Reinhardt, the "father" of
this musical style. Even at
his young age, Richard
Manetti has already been
seen on the stages of major
international jazz festivals,

and played with top contem-
porary jazzmen such as
Didier Lockwood, Stochelo
Rosenberg, Mike Stem, and
Christian Escoud6. Richard,
who started to play the gui-
tar at the age of 10, spent his
childhood surrounded by
"manouche" musicians, and
soaked up the magic of
Django. In fact, he grew up
alongside Django's son
David and today they often
perform together. A musical
event not to miss!
Richard Manetti Duo, with
Christophe Lagane or Nat-
acha Lockwood at the Carl
Gustaf, every Thursday and
Friday, from July 19 through
August 17 at sunset.

New..- y
n a recent Saturday
evening at Zanz-
ibarth restaurant in
Saint Jean, Laurent de Fab-
rique, the outgoing presi-
dent of the Rotary Club,
gave a report on the past
year's activities to a group
of sixty guests. He then pre-
sented the club's presiden-
tial necklace to Odile
Duquenoy, who will be the
club's president for 2007-
2008. Duquenoy also intro-
duced the board members
who will work with her
during her term. She then
revealed the theme of the
St Barth Weekly n0126

Board Members
Rotary's activities for the
year to come: Rotary
Shares. Odile Duquenoy
hopes to reinstate the tradi-
tion of family stays in
Sables d'Olonnes that
would allow students from
Saint Barth to continue
their education in France
in a safe family environ-
ment, and she would like
to establish a return pro-
gram in which families in
Saint Barth would wel-
come 15 to 18-year-old
students from France dur-
ing school vacations.



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Phone from US: 011 590 590 276 265 i ;
e-mail: marlintag@wanadoo.fr

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There's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but noth-
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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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Director & layout: Avigael Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation: Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe: Rosemond Greaux
Impression : Daily Herald
St Barth Weekly n0126


The traffic circle at La
Tourmente (the top of the
hill near the airport) has
altered the traffic patterns
for who has the right-of-
way. Now, vehicles
already engaged in the
traffic circle have priority.
Below is a small diagram
to help you figure out
what to do.



You do not
have the
right of way

0- Do

E Emergency numbers

Shipping rescue
PAF / airport & port police
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy A6ropor

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05 96 70 92 92
059027 11 70
05 90 29 76 76
05 90 27 60 35
18 / 05 90 27 66 13
05 90 27 76 03
05 90 27 66 61
05 90 27 61 82
05 90 29 02 12


Saint Jean

Tourism 05 90 27 87 27
Harbour 05 90 27 66 97
Boat company Voyager 05 90 87 10 68
Rapid Explorer 05 90 27 60 33
Airlines company Winair 05 90 27 61 01
St-Barth Commuter 05 90 27 54 54
Air Caraibes 05 90 27 71 90
American Airlines 00 599 54 52040
Taxis Gustavia 05 90 27 66 31
Saint-Jean 05 90 27 75 81
St Barth Shuttle (Bus Service) 05 90 29 44 19
Town Hall 05 90 29 80 40
EDF ,. i, .il. company office) 05 9029 80 81
Water system 05 90 27 60 33
Post Gustavia 05 90 27 62 00
Marine Reserve 06 90 31 70 73
Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Lorient 05 90 27 95 38
S church Sunday 9am. 05 90 29 74 63
S church St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am

Stay in touch6



1 Driving in St I

I Local Weather

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a Thunderstorm
High: 89 F / 32 C.
Wind ESE 17 mph / 28 km/h
Night: (lwi.,k.i -, Rain
Low: 80 F. / 27 C.
Wind East 15 mph / 25 km/h

Saturday ..
Scattered Clouds
High: 89' E / 320 C
Wind East 17 mph. / 28 km/h.
Night: Scattered Clouds
Low: 800 E / 270 C.
Wind ENE 15 mph / 25km/h

Scattered Clouds '
High: 89 F. / 320 C
Wind East 17 mph. / 28 km/h.
Night: Thunderstorm
Low: 780 E / C.
Wind ENE 17 mph / 28 km/h
( 11.11 kk 'precipitation n '.

Monday ,;
Scattered Clouds
High: 89 F. / 32 C
Wind East 17mph /28km/h
Night: Scattered Clouds
Low: 80 F / 27 C.
Wind East 13mph/21 km/h

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for privacy and all open to the
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to the St Barth Weekly office at Les Mangliers
(near La Poste) in Saint-Jean before 2:00pm
on Monday. 20G by issue

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