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Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: April 11, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Double Rape:

The Suspect

Is Behind Bars
The man suspected of raping two
women in Saint Barth on the night of
Saturday, March 29 has been put
behind bars and is in prison in Baie
Mahault, Guadeloupe. Arrested at his
home in Lorient on Monday, March
31 by the gendarmes, he .iIiiillcd to
his actions while in custody. A judici-
ary inquiry into the rapes was opened
by the attorney general, DcNJ. liii. in
Pointe-A-Pitre, before the suspect
was transferred to the prison on
Wednesday morning. He faces 15 to
20 years behind bars if the charges
hold and he is found guilty of the
rape of an 84 year old woman. In any
case, he will have to appear in court
to hear his case.
More information is known this week
about the suspect: he is a 34 year old
Portuguese woodworker who came to
Saint Barth approximately three years
ago. We also know that the first rape,
attempted on a 44 year-old American
woman at approximately 10pm, was
"interrupted" by a passenger in the
car, who allowed the victim to
escape. The second woman, who has
lived on the island for 30 years and
who was raped in her bedroom in
Vitet at approximately 4:00am, was
not so lucky.
As far as we know, the last crime of
this sort took place in Saint Barth in
2000. Hopefully it will be the last.


Head of Overseas Gendarmerie

Visits Saint Barth


From left to right: major Girard Andreis, general Claude Vicaire,
colonel Christian Fritsch, squad chief Loic Barras and lieutenant Millet


or the second time since his
appointment as commander
of the French Overseas Gen-
darmerie in February 2007, the
general of the division, Claude
Vicaire, came to Saint Barth on
Tuesday, April 8. On a tour of the
various French departments in the
Americas, General Vicaire had
promised to come back to Saint
Barth to evaluate the new role of
the gendarmes in controlling immi-
gration-a role they took on as of
January 1, 2008 by replacing the
Frontier Police, who had done the
job since 1996. General Vicaire


also wanted to investigate the con-
ditions of life in Saint Barthdlemy,
where the cost of living is unusual-
ly high: ""I wanted to see how a
gendarme and his family would
make out economically. The gen-
darmerie is a human force. The
human realities of the institution
are therefore very important."
During his visit, which lasted just
one jiii 'iinI.-. General Vicaire visit-
ed the immigration points at the air-
port and the port of Gustavia, as
well as the gendarmerie located at
Fort Oscar. He also met with presi-
dent Bruno Magras.


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Four Acres Burned In Grand Fond
The firemen and the gendarmes are
being cautious. There is no formal
evidence to prove that Monday's
fire, which burned four acres in
S........Grand Fond, was intentionally set,
but one would tend to think that it
was. Partially because this fire is
the latest in a serious of five previ-
ous blazes that started in the same
neighborhood at approximately the
same time over the past ten days.
Fortunately there has been no dam-
age to dwellings or human injury.
The first fireman got to the scene of
Monday's fire at approximately
11:40am. Faced with the size of the
blaze and the force of the winds
that helped fuel the flames, they
made a general appeal for help. A
total of 21 firemen-professional

fight the fire, including the fire-
fighters from the airport, who left
their station during this period.
- ~ -Numerous neighbors also lent a
hand, fighting the flames with
whatever means they could, from
As seen in this aerial photo, thefire did serious damage. The image al, a shows sand for some to palm branches for
something else: it traces the outline left by the other fires that raged in Toiny- others. It took more than four hours
Grand Fond over the past ten days. to contain the fire.


William Stoehr at Gallery Porta 34


Following an exhibit in Saint T
Thomas in February, William w
Stoehr will show 11 large canvas- th
es at gallery Porta 34, from April ei
11 through 17. For over ten years, ur
Stoehr has been visiting Saint n
Barthdlemy and took advantage of c
these vacations to paint portraits at
of women, which he will show F
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ork as "intuitive and figurative:
ie best way for me to provoke an
notion is to use a live model. I
usually paint nudes as nudity sig-
ificant emotions, ranging from
comfort to vulnerability, from
gony to joy."
formerly president of the Nation-
SGeographic Society's world-
wide mapping operations,
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between Colorado and his
home in St. Jean, in the Ameri-
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be the first time his work is
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Transat Classique Lagasse

To Arrive In Saint Barth


A after the Bucket and
the Transatlantic
Ag2r Concarneau-
Saint Barth race this May,
another major sailing event
is scheduled to arrive in the
Port of Gustavia in 2008:
the first edition of the
Transat Classique Lagass6,
which will arrive in Saint
Barth a few days before
Christmas. Open to classic
sailing vessels and other
boats built before 1975, as
one-of-a-kind or limited edi-
tion sailboats. This transat-
lantic event will set sail on
August 17 from the port of
Douarnenez in Finistbre
(France). First stop is the
new marina in Agadir,
Morocco, with a departure
on November 28 for Saint
B.!lihlli cki Event organiz-
ers Loic Blanken, general
director, and Francois
S6ruzier, operations director,
were in Saint Barth about
two weeks ago. The goal of
their visit: to meet the vari-
ous local partners-the Port
of Gustavia, the Saint Barth
Yacht Club, and the Collec-
tivity-in order to discuss
details for the arrival of the
boats in Saint Barth.
The idea for this race came
from Loic Blanken, a for-
mer sailor who has 11
transatlantic races under his
belt. During his most recent


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FranCois S6ruzier operations director, and Loic Blanken,
general director of the Transat Classique.


crossing-in 2006-he had
the idea for this classic boat
race: We were in the middle
of the Atlantic when we
passed a classic sailing ves-
sel. The idea came to me in
a flash: in all of the big
ocean races, there wasn't
one exclusively reserved
for the classic boats," he
says. As soon as he got
back to Douarnenez, his
home port, where he is a
broker for classic boats,
Blanken contacted several
boat owners who were
immediately excited by the
project: "Being conserva-
tive, we planned for 15 to
20 boats to sign up for this
first edition," he says. "As
of today, 31 boats are defi-
nitely participating, and
another 64 have indicated
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"Through their innovations,
their performances, and
their crews, these boats
have written the history of
sailing on an international
level. Close to 100 years of
boat building and the top
names in naval architecture
are represented. It's like a
little piece of sailing history
to cross the Atlantic."
IRC Rating
For The Boats
How to handicap the 1914
Polar Star, a ketch over 100'
long-currently the largest
boat in the fleet-against
Kallinira, a polyester sloop
just 41' long? "We didn't
invent a system. We are
using the IRC rating which
is accepted globally," says
the operations director of the
race, Francois S6ruzier.
"There will not be one over-
all winner, but the race will
be run in three categories:
Vintage, for boats built
before 1975; Modern Clas-
sics, for those boats which
are built with more con-
temporary materials such
as welded steel, molded
wood, and polyester; and
finally Neo-Classics, for
those boats built after
1975 as replicas of tradi-
tional vessels."
The Canadian communica-


tions company, Lagass6,
which has a factory in
Douarnenez, has sponsored
the largest boat, the "Polar
Star." The smallest entry:
Suzalah, a 32' sloop built in
1966 by architect Tony Tay-
lor. The oldest? Helena, a
60' ketch flying the Swiss
flag was built in the Bor-
deaux shipyard, Lormont, in
1913. Other entries include
the 1959 yawl, Kataree-
designed by the New
Zealand architect Arthur
Robb-which navigated
from North Cape in Norway
to Cap-Vert in Sengal, from
Venezuela to Labrador and
crossed the Atlantic six
times; the 47' Infanta, a
1947 yawl owned by Tim
Blackman, commodore of
the British Classic Yacht
Club; the 82' Mistral, a
schooner that first set sail in
1938, and served in the Ger-
man navy as part of subma-
rine surveillance operations
during the second world
war before becoming a
school boat in the 1960s;
and many others with color-
ful stories of navigations
and adventures. Six nation-
alities will be represented in
the race: six of the boats
will be flying the British
flag: Cruninneag III, a 68'
wooden boat dating from
1936, Infanta, Mabel,
Pazienza, Quiver V, and
Suzalah. Helena is Swiss,
Mistral is German, and
there is a Belgian crew
aboard Eilidh, a 57' boat
from 1931, and finally the
Polar Star will sail under the
Canadian flag. The organiz-
ers are hoping to some a
few American boats as well.
The final date for inscrip-
tions is May 31, 2008.
For additional information:
www.transatclassique.com
St Barth Weekly n0147





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The Littoral Conservancy


Between visits to Guadeloupe and
Saint Martin, Bernard Gerard,
associate director for the Littoral
Conservancy*, and Magali Cerles,
associate overseas director, came
to Saint Barth last Wednesday and
Thursday. They took time to
answer a few questions for
Le Journal de Saint Barth and
The Weekly:



"your visit to
Bernard G6rard: To take possession
of Fort Karl, of which we have been
owners for five months, and decide
what should happen with it. In fact,
once we are present on the island we
will look at other sites that merit
preservation by the Conservancy in
conjunction with the Collectivity.
We are not actually the owners: we
acquire the sites for others and the
desires of the local government are
always taken into consideration. So
anything we do here will be done
with the blessing of the COM.



Bernard G6rard: Once the Littoral
Conservancy completes the renova-
tion of these sites which it owns, their
management is put into the hands of
the local government or associations
who guarantee that they will be run as
decided. With the help of specialists,
the conservancy determines the man-
ner in which a site should be
improved and managed, as well as
defines its use. In the case of Fort


Karl, built during the Swedish
era, the management will be
under the jurisdiction of the Col-
lectivity.

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new
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Bernard G6rard: Fort Karl is a
historic site, even if we don't
really know its history. It will
be renovated so that the public
can discover it in terms of a his-
toric monument. To allow this,
we are going to quickly
improve the access, followed by
removing the underbrush:
Mother Nature has invaded the
site and erased its history. This
operation will be done in col- i-
laboration with a botanist to
make sure not to remove any
important plants. This should
reveal the granite and small walls
that make the site interesting. A third
phase we are .'-i im\i.iiri. in rela-
tionship with the Academy of Swe-
den and the Historic Service of the
Defense of Vincennes, is to retrace
the history of Fort Karl. It will be
told on site although the means has
yet to be determined. Before
embarking on other projects, we
want to show the population what
we are capable of doing.


are 'srete you could

Bernard G6rard: I repeat: we are not
imperialists. Therefore we can only


The Littoral Conservancy is a French public institution created in 1975. Its
role: The protection of natural spaces and landscapes along the coastlines
of French oceans and lakes. All of the lands acquired by the Conservancy
are inalienable: they can never be resold.
As of June 1, 2006, the Conservancy is responsible for the protection of
200,000 acres of land, or 12% of the French coasts: its goal is to acquire one-
third of the French littoral. This is a public institution that does not really
have an equivalent in other countries, other than perhaps the National
Trust in Britain, a non-profit organization founded in 1894, which inspired
the creation of the Littoral Conservancy.


Bernard G6rard, associate director
of the Conservatoire du Littoral
acquire that which the Collectivity
asks us to acquire, and if the board
of the conservancy is in agreement
of course! But say that there are
interesting sites in Saint Barth6lemy,
such as the salt flats. The Conservan-
cy is already the owner of numerous
salt flats in France that we have, for
the most part, rehabilitated. In La
R6union, the salt flats that we
acquired once again produce salt that
is sold under the logo of the Littoral
Conservancy. We also opened a salt
museum in early 2007, which
explains everything about salt, from
its discovery to its production to its
consumption. Same thing on the Ile
de R6 where we acquired almost
1500 acres of salt marshes, creating
20 new jobs. We are also the owners
of almost 2000 acres of salt flats
near Hybres, on the Presqu'ile of
Giens, which are completely dedi-
cated to tourism today. All that to
say that we have extensive experi-
ence working with salt and it is not
out of the question that we might
rehabilitate the salt flat in Saint
Barth6lemy. There are also other
areas already in the zones protected
by the marine park that we would
like to see extended on the shore.


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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


Live Music
I Every Evening
- Lounge mix by Jacques
Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am,
Bar't8, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
- Alan Landry, piano, 6pm,
except Sunday, Kazz'n Blues,
Grand Cul de Sac
- PapaGuyo and Friends,
Live Music, at La Plage,
St Jean
- St6phane Cano, sunset live
music, from 6:00 pm Carl
Gustav Hotel, Gustavia
) April 16 as of 8pm
Papaguyo & Tanya
Michelle at Bar't6,
Guanahnai Hotel,
Grand Cul de Sac

I Through April 26
The Ruby Trio combines the
soulful voice, the melodic gui-
tar and the infectious groove
of percussion from 9:00 pm to
midnight, Bet'a Z'ailes,
Gustavia

Let's Party
I Tuesday
- Chic & Romantic, Jazz
blues, Saoul, Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Wednesday
- From 60's to the 80's, Funny
& Sexy spectacle, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Thursday
- Angels party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Friday, April 11
- Latino Party, Ti Zouk K'f6
Gustavia
I Saturday, April 12
- Zouk evening, Ti Zouk K'f6
Gustavia


I Sunday
- Brunch at Manapany,
Anse dess Cayes
Mix music, from noon
to 3:00 pm


Night Club
I Every night
- K N'B Private Club,
Grand Cul de Sac Beach
- Casa Nikki, Gustavia
- Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Bubbles Club, Gustavia
- Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin
) Monday
- Electro evening, Yacht Club,
Gustavia
) Tuesday
- Caribbean Influence, Yacht
Club, Gustavia
-Pink Party, dress code white
& pink, Casa Nikki, Gustavia
) Wednesday
- We never know Evening,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Thursday
- Pure House Evening, Yacht
Club, Gustavia


Fashion Show
I Friday April 11 at 6:30pm
Fashion show, boutique at the
St Barth Isle de France hotel
I Everyday
- 1:30- 2 pm, Case de 'ile,
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- 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion
show featuring Wild Side,
La Plage, St Jean
I Every Tuesday
- 9:30 pm, Fashion Show
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Exhibitions
P Through April 15: Sue
Mcnally at Les Artisans,
Gustavia


Special events
Christian Lacroix's Evian
Haute Couture Bottle At
Auction In Saint Barth:
This fabulous crystal collec-
tor's item will be at at the
Sereno from April 7-13, Le
Toiny from April 14-20,
and finally Nikki Beach in
St. Jean until April 27. The
monies collected will go to
help finance the interna-
tional Ramsar Convention
to save the wetlands.

I April 11- 17
William Stoehr at Galerie
Porta 34, Gustavia
I Yves Nadal at Art Gallery
Carole G, Gustavia
I Gerald Tessier,
Photography, Toiny Hotel
I Bruno Prost, "Cactus made
in St Barth" Wall House
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- To-b.art galerie
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My wife, Harriet, and I have
been living here almost full
time since July, 1991. Dur-
ing these seventeen years,
we have encountered visi-
tors here, who upon learn-
ing that we are residents, all
have the same question. Are
we comfortable with the
health care on the island ?

We are pleased to inform
them that we are a distant
outpost of the French
Health Care System that is
regarded as the world's best
by the World Health Orga-
nization. Our Physicians,
Dentists, Pharmacies, and
Physical Therapists are
excellent. Our population
has grown dramatically in
the last few years. Our hos-
pital is growing accordingly
and is offering more and


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better services. Four years
ago a Kidney Dyalysis Cen-
ter was established. This
years project is a new X-
Ray Department complete
with superb new GE equip-
ment. It will open in April.
A state of the art CT Scan-
ner is planned for 2009.

On Tuesday, March 11, my
wife and I were tragically
introduced to another aspect
of our island's health care
delivery, Emergency Med-
ical Care. We were at home
in the afternoon when we
received an excited call
from another resident who
was visiting close friends of
ours in a rented villa in
Vitet. She told us that the
woman had suffered a
seizure of some kind and
was unconscious on the


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floor of the villa. She was
calling us for help. I imme-
diately dialed 18 and spoke
to an EMT who was located
at the Fire House in
St.Jean. I told him about the
womans condition. He told
me that an ambulance and
Recovery Team would be
on the way immediately. We
arranged that we would
meet them on the road in
Lorient below our home
and we would lead them to
the villa in Vitet.

In about five minutes we
were pleased to hear the
ambulance's siren. We
moved onto the road and
led the ambulance to the vil-
la. Unfortunately, the drive-
way up to the house was too
steep for the ambulance.
Instead the EMT. team
grabbed their equipment
and literally raced the thirty
yards up to the house's
entrance. They immediately
relieved the woman's hus-
band who was trying to do
Cardio Pulmonary Resusci-
tation. He was exhausted
and hysterical from the
tragedy before him. About
ten minutes later I heard a
closing car door on the road
below the villa. I looked out
to see a Physician and a
young Nurse sprinting up
the drive carrying their
equipment. They joined the
EMT Team.

These five people spent the
next hour trying to revive


our friend. They were aspi-
rating her lungs to remove
fluids, pumping oxygen
into her lungs, and using a
defibrillator to restart her
heart. These people were
determined to save her life.
They did everything that
they could. After an hour,
you could see by their
expressions and body lan-
guage, that they knew that
they had lost the battle.

My wife and I will never
forget the effort that these
people expended to save our
friend. Cynics will say that
this is the job that they have
chosen. I believe that they
did not act as if this was a
job ; but a calling. Their
purpose is to save lives.
Their efforts certainly
proved this heir disappoint-
ment at having failed was
very evident.

My reasons for sending you
this letter is first to express
my appreciation to you of
the extraordinary people
that we have on our island
whose purpose is to protect
us. The second reason is to
suggest that you use the
pages of both Le Journal de
Saint Barth and The
St.Barth Weekly to advise
our residents and visitors
what should be done in case
of serious injury or a sudden
life i! i.llciih illness.

David Grodberg
Lorient


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nice again, the postal service
in Saint Barth has 10,000 pre-
\lamped envelopes ready to go
on sale in the island's three post
offices. The art adorning the new
envelopes is by Marie-Laure Pichon,
first prizewinner in the 2008 painting
competition organized by the associa-


tion, Saint B'Art for the sixth consecu-
tive year. This is the fifth envelope of
its kind produced by La Poste de
Saint-Barth6lemy, which has con-
firmed its ongoing partnership with
Saint B'Art and its willingness to help
promote the island to tourists.
The painting by Marie-Laure Pichon,


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an artist known for her maritime
scenes, was selected by a jury from the
group of 19 canvases in the running.
Pichon was also presented with a
check for 2000 euros. Her painting is
composed like a picture postcard invit-
ing the viewer to discover the island:
seagulls, traditional boats, palm trees,
and the golden beaches of Saint-
Barth6l6my are enticing to the traveler.
The envelope itself is different only in
that the Collectivity of Saint Barth6le-
my has replaced the island's former
status as a town in Guadeloupe. This is
the second envelope produced since
the creation of the COM. The first
commemorates the first day of the
COM on July 15, 2007, with a photo
by G6rald Tessier of the H6tel de la
Collectivit6 in Gustavia.


the beaches and how to
bring a person in danger
back to the shore. The day
concluded with a visit
aboard Contre Amiral


evian
by
Christian Lacroix


Danet, Saint Barth's new
SNSM rescue boat, which
had been anchored near
the Capitainerie for the
occasion.


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"Prevention is better than
intervention." This is the
slogan of the SNSM
(French National Society
for Rescue at Sea), which in
addition to its rescue efforts
has also increased its aware-
ness campaign about safety
at sea in recent years. This
goal has been motivated by
the increase in nautical
leisure activities practiced
by children and teenagers,
prime targets for these safe-
ty lessons. From swimming
to nautical sports, young
people can be at great risk if
not careful during these
maritime activities. With
this in mind, the SNSM sta-
tion of Saint Barth recently

St Barth Weekly n147


met with five classes from
two of the island's elemen-
tary schools. On Thursday it
was the CM2 students from
Colombier, followed on Fri-
day by the CM1 and CM2
from Gustavia. They went
to the Capitainerie for an
informational meeting and
presentation by the SNSM
concerning safety precau-
tions for going to the beach
or setting out to sea. A short
film illustrated the unsink-
able nature of the SNSM
rescue boats, which always
return to the surface no
matter what kind of condi-
tions they encounter at sea,
and a documentary
explained surveillance on

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Contact St. Barth Pl.El'p;, '
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

For sale, a land with dramat-
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with a building permit for a
2 bedroom villa with pool.
Contact St. Barth Property
/Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

Marigot: Very nice 2
bedroom apartment like a
small house, recently reno-
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Island and Marigot Bay.
Contact Immobarth Agency
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Vitet : B!.iil.,ilh. i view
above Toiny and Petit Cul
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Land
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