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Publication Date: April 18, 2008
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St-Ba rth

IEKLY


Local News
in English


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Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth"
05 90 27 65 19 stbarthweekly@wanadoo.fr


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First Annual Book Festival

Readings and Books available

in English For Anglophones


Business Taxes and Vignettes

Almost Two Million

Euros Collected


A nglophones-both guests
and residents-have not
been forgotten in the
planning for the first edition of
the Book Festival, an event
which began in Saint Barth on
Thursday evening. On Saturday,
April 19, a poetry reading in
English, especially for Anglo-
phones, will be held at 7pm at
the Tamarin restaurant in Saline.
This evening also includes a
reading in French and dinner for
those who wish to linger a little
longer with the two special
guests of the festival, French
playwright, novelist and poet
Jean-Pierre Sim6on, and Chilean
poet-painter Luis Mizon, who
has lived in Paris since the early
1980s. On Sunday, during the
book exchange, there will be
quite a few volumes available in
English, and everyone is invited
to take part. The idea: you bring
BOOK FESTIVAL INFORMATION
- All of the events in the Book
Festival are free to the general
public.
- The Saturday evening dinner
at the Tamarin is 40 euros and
the menu includes bouillabaisse,
dessert, coffee, and wine. Reser-
vation are essential: 06 90 400
195
- The cost of the Sunday lunch
at Zion Garden is 15 euros.
For additional information:
06 90 400 195 or 06 90 838 400


Jean-Pierre Simeon
the books you would like to
exchange, and trade them for
others that would you like to
read... and it's all free. If you
don't have books to bring, not to
worry, you can always choose
one or two from those that have
generously been donated. The
book exchange is part of Saint
Barth's celebration of World
Book Day, launched by
UNESCO in 1995, and which
provides the opportunity for the
authors on the island-as well as
invited guests-to host book
signing. There will also be events
for children, a booth for the
island's bookstores, and a booth
for representatives of UNESCO,
the co-organizer of the event,
which is dedicated to the heritage
of Saint Barth6lemy.
The closing event of the Book
Festival is an open-air lunch at
Zion Garden in Saline on Sun-
day, April 20-open to all. See
inset for Book Festival details.


2,160 "-l'u !!iIIc...\ of
which 309 are real
estate holding compa-
nies (SCI), have paid
the new business tax
put into place as of
January 1, 2008,
bringing in a total of
925,120 euros. This
fixed annual contribu-
tion (CFA) is set at
300 euros, plus an
additional variable
amount of 100 euros
per employee, with a
ceiling of 5,000 euros.
The new annual tax
for motorized vehicles
on the roads, called a
"vignette" (for the
sticker placed on the
windshield), was also
instituted as of Janu-
ary 1, 2008, and has
brought in almost one
million euros for the
Tourist Tax
1.5 MILLION EUROS


COM. A total of 7,154
owners of two and
four wheeled vehicles
have paid the tax:
there are 545 question-
able cases caused by
errors or lack of infor-
mation concerning the
fiscal tax base on the
vehicle registration
cards, meaning that
the owners could not
pay the appropriate
tax. They have been
given a delay, until
June 30, without a
fine. Those who do
not have an excuse for
not paying for their
I;inCll will be fined
80% of the tax for
example, 180 euros
for a vignette that
originally cost 100
euros...


IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS
874,389 euros for the hotels; 708,196 euros
from the villas: this makes a total of slightly
more than 1.5 million euros that have been
collected since January 1, 2008 for the new
5% tourist tax on all nightly rentals. This is a
lower number than expected by Bruno
Magras, who fears that the budgeted number
of 2.5 million euros will not be reached by
the end of the year.


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OF SAINT BARTHELEMY


Exclusive collection
of Swedish design,
heritage and origin

unique inspired timeless

Les Amandiers, Route Saline, St Jean
Phone 0590-291440
Mon-Sat 09:30-13 and 14:30-19


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SPECIAL OPERA EVENING

Friday, April 18, 2008


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St Barth' Restaurant Saline


with South African Tenor
Etienne van der Nest
(A classical tenor trained
at the conservatory of Pretoria)

Dinner accompanied by the powerful voice
of Etienne Van der Nest, with selections from
his opera repertoire and Neapolitan songs

Menu 75e (beverages not included)
Cocktail Hors d'Oeuvres *
Appetizer Main Dish Dessert *
Petits fours *
Reservations & informations
05 90 27 72 12
RESERVA*TION ARE 7 RECOMM 7NDE







Transat ag2r Concarneau-Saint Barth

The Race Gets Underway


On Sunday


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Every other year since 1992,
Saint Barth has hosted the
arrival of a transatlantic sail-
ing race called the Transat
ag2r. This event sets sail on
Sunday, April 20, from the
Port of Concarneau, the
third largest city in the Fin-
istere region (Brittany), and
the largest tuna fishing port
in Europe. This is the second
time the race will leave from
Concarneau, which replaced
the original starting port of
Lorient in 2006.
This transatlantic event is a
race for identical single hull


Figaro Beneteau sailboats,
each with a crew of two.
The first boats could arrive
in Saint Barth as early as
May 9, 2008.
Two Saint Barth teams are
taking part this year, includ-
ing the youngest sailor in the
fleet, 23 year-old St Barth
native Miguel Danet, aboard
the Figaro "Concarneau-
Saint Barth" with Eric P6ron
from Concarneau, and the
oldest tar in the race, 56
year-old Lucky Poupon, rac-
ing with Ronan Gu6rin
aboard "Solar Inox."


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What a great thing to do!
In the name of his Margar-
itaville restaurants, the
celebrated singer/song-
writer Jimmy Buffet-
who gave a surprise con-
cert on the dock in Saint
Barth during the recent
Saint Barth Bucket-
decided to support our
local windsurfing champi-
on, Antoine Questel, who
will be 24 next September.
He has been part of the


onships-held from April
5-10, 2008 at Marignane,
in the South of France, he
came in third; this three-
part competition has two
legs to go. Questel is cur-
rently in Leucate (a
French port on the
Mediterranean) where he
is competing this week in
the Euro-Cup Mondial du
Vent, an event that draws
the top windsurfers and
kite surfers on the planet.


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Funboard team at P1le
France for the past three
years, and today ranks
among the top French
windsurfers. In 2007, he
finished 13th in the World
Slalom Championships,
and showed his potential
be a real winner. During
the first round of the
French Funboard champi-


Additional information
about Antoine can be
found at: http://www.cen-
trehautniveaufunboard.co
m or www.sailingnews.tv.
Thanks go to his other
sponsors as well: la Col-
lectivity of Saint-Barth6le-
my, Eden Rock Hotel, and
Sooruz, a surf and skate
wear company.


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Second Cvbertech Challenge

WINNERS TO COMPETE IN REGIONAL FINALS


The Cybertech Challenge in the
courtyard at College Mireille Choisy.


Representatives of
the six winning
teams in the second
annual Cybertech Chal-
lenge will head to the
regional finals in Marie-
Galante, May 27-29, a trip
that was not possible last
year due to time con-
straints. But this year, the
teams are ready for the
finals in this national
competition that was
launched a dozen years
ago in the French schools
as a means to embrace
new tClil...-i'v. Orga-
nized for just the second
time at the local junior
high, Collbge Mireille
Choisy, by t ihi!i ,'l. -\'
teacher Charly Gr6aux,
the 2008 edition was held
on the morning of April 9.
The challenge was to


build a car that could cov-
er 15 feet before stopping.
The car could not exceed
a length of 15 inches or a
width of 12 inches, and
the cost of fabrication
could not be more than 50
euros. Traditional ignition
systems and motors were
not permitted, but all oth-
er techniques were possi-
ble to make these funny
little cars move forward-
and stop. 32 teams made
up of four or five students
(most of which were in
the eighth and ninth
grades) participated in the
event, which had six win-
ning teams. The students
had worked on their cars
since the beginning of the
school year.
The winner of the Speed
Challenge was team SBH


Conception, whose car
covered the 15' in 2'42",
exploding the record set
last year. Victory in the
Sustainable Development
class (use of recycled
materials and renewable
energy) went to team
Dolce Playa. Les Ravette
Attitude, a team of eighth
grade girls, won the
Design Challenge (for the
best looking car), while
the Dents Molles won the
Technical Challenge for
the most creative techni-
cal solutions, and Zanoli
Crew won the Communi-
cations Challenge for the
best marketing effort. A
special jury prize went to
the Zanolies who built an
unusual car...in the shape
of a pyramid!


Active Hurricane
Season Predicted
For 2008
Hurricane activity during the
2008 season in the Northern
Atlantic could be liihc! ili.iii,
initially predicted last
December, according to the
climate experts at the Uni-
versity of Chicago. These
specialists are now saying
that as many as 15 tropical
storms, eight of which reach-
ing hurricane force, could
form during the season that
runs from June 1 through
October 30, for a total of two
additional storms and one
extra hurricane more than
they originally envisioned.
The average in recent years
has been 10 tropical storms
and six hurricanes per sea-
son. Of the eight hurricanes
that could be on the horizon,
four are expected to become
rii ,ij .i. iC.l hi i ri categories
three to five on the Saffir-
Simpson scale, which meas-
ures the intensity of hurri-
canes with winds that reach
75 miles per hour (a category
three hurricane, for example,
has winds over 110 mph).
Although expected to be
above average in activity, the
2008 hurricane season
should not reach the record
levels of 2004 and 2005.


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TWO LUXURY HOTELS CLOSE FOR RENOVATIONS


arge changes are
afoot for two of the
island's luxury
hotels, the Carl Gustaf
(www.hotelcarlgustaf.com
) and Francois Plantation
(ww. \I -hi.b Iih.com/fran-
cois-plantation), both of
which are closing this
spring for renovations. In
fact, the Carl Gustaf, a 4-
star hotel overlooking the
Port of Gustavia (with
some of the best sunset
views of the island) closed
two weeks ago and demo-
lition has already begun,
according to general man-
ager Pierre-Alexander
Maillard. "We are going to
be enlarging the hotel as
well as completely reno-
vating the restaurant, bar,
and lounge," Maillard


explains. The expansion
calls for a new four-bed-
room suite, the Royal
Suite, to be built over the
restaurant, as well as the
addition of a small spa and
boutique. "Today, a spa is
essential for a hotel like
this, especially with the
yacht clientele we attract,
thanks to our location so
close to the harbor," says
Maillard. The spa will
include three treatment
rooms, one single and two
double, for massage and
other services, while a
Jacuzzi will also be
installed. The small swim-
ming pool located adjacent
to the restaurant will be
removed. The re-opening
of the hotel is set for
December 15, 2008, so the


schedule is very fast track.
"The owner came up with
the basic design ideas and
did the initial sketches,"
adds Maillard, who notes
that a French architect has
been employed for the
project. The hotel, which
opened in 1992, is named
for King Carl Gustaf, the
King of Sweden, in tribute
to the historic Swedish era
in the island's history.

The second hotel to close
this spring is the Francois
Plantation in Colombier,
whose restaurant closes on


April 13 and the hotel
itself follows on May 7. In
this case, the improve-
ments are not of the nature
to be seen by guest, but
more in the line of bring-
ing the hotel up to date in
terms of sanitation systems
and the kitchen (the hotel
has one of the most highly
regarded restaurants on the
island). Francois Planta-
tion will re-open in mid-
November 2008, with
additional improvements
on the drawing board for
the summer of 2009.


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GASTRONOMY


Gustavia


Au Port


05.90.27 62 36


Bete a Z'Ailes 05 90 29 7409
Caf6 Victoire 05.90.29.02.39
Caviar Island 09 90 5246 11
Do Brazil 05.90.29 06 66
Eddy's Restaurant 05.90.27 54 17
Jao 05.90.29 52 24
La Creperie 05 90 27 8407
La Mandala 05.90.27 96 96
La Marine 05.90.27 68 91
La Route des Boucaniers 05.90.27 73 00
Le Bistro 05.90.27 51 51
La Saladerie 0590275248
Le Sapotiller 05.90.27 60 28
O'Corner 05.90.51.00.05
Le Vietnam 05 90 27 8137
Pipiri Palace 05.90.27 53 20
Repaire des Rebelles 05.90.27 72 48
The Strand 05.90.27.63.77
Ti Zouk K'f6 0590279060
Wall House 05.90.27 7183
Saline
Esprit Saline 05.90.52 4610
Grain de Sel 05.90.52 46 05
Le Tamarin 0590277212
Pacri 05.90.29.35.63
Lorient
K'f6 Massai 05.90.29 76 78
Le Bouchon 05 90 27 79 39
Le Wok 0590275252
Le Portugal a St Barth 05 90 27 68 59
Corossol
Le R6gal 05.90.29 85 26
Vitet
Hostellerie des 3 Forces 05 90 27 61 25


St Barth WEEKLY
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.stbarthweekly.com
Director & layout: Avigael Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation : Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe : Rosemond Greaux
Impression: Daily Herald


Toiny
Le Gaiac (I6tel Le Toiny) 05.90.27.88 88
Saint Jean
Eden Rock 05.90.29 79 99
Hideaway 05.90.27.63.62
Kiki e Mo 05.90.27.70.47
Le Diamant 05 90 29 21 97
Le Jardin 05 90 27 73 62
Le Glacier 05 90 277130
Le Piment 05.90.27.53.88
La Plage 05.90.27.53.13
Le Cesar 05.90.27 70 67
Nikki Beach 05.90.27.64.64
"Z" 05 90 27 53 00
Pointe Milou
Ti St-Barth 05.90.27 97 71
Grand Cul de Sac
Bartolomeo (16tel Guanahani) 05.90.27 66 60
Indigo (I6tel Guanahani) 0590276660
Kazz'n Blues 0590 522126
Restaurant des pecheurs (Le Sereno) 05.90.29.83.00
Colombier
Les Bananiers 05.90.27.93.48
Flamands
Chez Rolande 05.90.29 76 78
La Case de l'Ile 05.90.27 6181
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
Lurin


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05.90.27.61.04


St Barth Weekly n0148






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
First Annual Book Festival
I Saturday, April 19, a
poetry reading in English,
especially for Anglophones,
will be held at 7pm at the
Tamarin restaurant in
Saline

Live Music
) April 18 at 8pm
Special opera evening, din-
ner accompanied by the
voice of Etienne Van der
Nest, a classical tenor, with
selections from his opera
repertoire and Napolitan
songs at Le Tamarin, Saline

I April 18 at 8pm
Tanya Michelle & PapaGuyo,
Live Music, at La Mandala,
Gustavia
I April 20 at 1pm & 7pm
Tanya Michelle & PapaGuyo,
Live Music, at Do Brazil,
Shell Beach, Gustavia
I Tuesday 22 at 1pm
Tanya Michelle & PapaGuyo,
Live Music, at Do Brazil,
Shell Beach, Gustavia
I Tuesday 22 at 8pm
Tanya Michelle & PapaGuyo,
Live Music, at La Mandala,
Gustavia
I April 24 at 8pm
Cesar's Dancin' Cabaret
show, the last show, at Le
Cesar, Les Hauts de St Jean
I Every Evening
- Lounge mix by Jacques
Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am,
Bar't6, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
- Alan Landry, piano, 6pm,
except Sunday, Kazz'n Blues,


Grand Cul de Sac
I Through April 26
The Ruby Trio combines the
soulful voice, the melodic gui-
tar from 9:00 pm to mid-
night, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia

Let's Party
) Tuesday
- Chic & Romantic, Jazz
blues, Saoul, Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
) Wednesday
- From 60's to the 80's, Funny
& Sexy spectacle, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
) Thursday
- Angels party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
) Friday, April 18
- Latino Party, Ti Zouk K'f1
Gustavia
I Saturday, April 19
- Zouk evening, Ti Zouk K'f1
Gustavia
I Sunday
- Brunch at Manapany,
Anse dess Cayes
Mix music, from noon
to 3:00 pm


Night Club
) Every night
- K N'B Club,
Grand Cul de Sac Beach
- Casa Nikki, Gustavia
- Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Bubbles Club, Gustavia
- Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin
- The Strand Supper Club
) Monday
- Electro evening, Yacht Club,
Gustavia
) Tuesday
- Caribbean Influence, Yacht
Club, Gustavia
-Pink Party, dress code white
& pink, Casa Nikki, Gustavia


I Wednesday
- We never know Evening,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Thursday
- Pure House Evening, Yacht
Club, Gustavia


Fashion Show
I Everyday
- 1:30- 2 pm, Case de l'ile,
Isle de France, Flamands
- 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion
show featuring Wild Side,
La Plage, St Jean
I Every Tuesday
- 6:30 pm, H6tel Isle de
France Boutique, Flamands
- 9:30 pm, Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou

Exhibitions
I Through April 30
Christian Johnson, Janes
Gallery, Eden Rock, St Jean
I Through April 30:


spnere
Pilates a fitness
Pilates, Yoga & Reformer
Group & private classes
Fitness studio, spinning...
0590279321

Sue Mcnally at Les Artisans,
Gustavia
) Gerald Tessier,
Photography, Toiny Hotel
I Bruno Prost, "Cactus made
in St Barth" Wall House
Restaurant, Gustavia
I Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
I Rose Murray at Comptoir
du Cigare, Gustavia
I Dave Stevenson
Jewelry & sculpture
les Artisans, Gustavia


HOTEL BAIE D ANGES

Michel and his staff are
happy to welcome you to their
pool-side restaurant for lunch & dinner.
Lobsters Fresh From The Tank
100 gfor 6 euros


Featuring the famous
ALAN LANDRY
K N'B Club
The After dinner spot of St Barth
LIVE MUSIC
FROM 9PM TILL 1 AM


H6tel Baie des Anges Flamands 0590 27 63 61


St Barth Weekly n0148





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Little over a year ago, the marine
park notified the population that
the iguanas on the island were in
danger of disappearing, especially the
Lesser Antilles Iguanas (Iguana Deli-
catissima) since they have been hybrid
with the green iguana (Iguana Iguana), a
common species with dominant genes.
Several hybrid species have been dis-
covered, and the disappearance of the
pure Lesser Antilles Iguana is consid-
ered even more likely today. This is
also due to the number of feral cats,
lack of native habitat.... Here's a look
at the situation and what might be pos-
sible in the future.


The Lesser Antilles Iguana has already
disappeared on other islands and is an
endangered species here. Until the sum-
mer of 2007, the Iguana Delicatissima
population in Saint Barth was consid-
ered pure, but that has changed since the
discovery that summer of a hybrid, the
fruit of mating between an Iguana Deli-
catissima and a green Iguana, brought to
Saint Barth via Saint Martin, followed
by six others in the following months.


A Why is the green iguana
(Iguana Iguana) a menace?
First because it is bigger-it can reach
two meters in length, while the Lesser
Antilles Iguanas do not get longer than
1.5 meters. They also lay more eggs and
are greedier eaters, in addition to being
very territorial: the males cover a large
area with several females inside the
zone-and the males can get vicious in
defending their territory. What can a
male Iguana Delicatissima do to protect
himself against a male Iguana Iguana?
It is a losing battle and the invader wins
the harem-and since the females prefer
to breed with the dominate male, they
give birth to hybrid babies.

A Why are the hybrids considered
problem?
The problem with the hybrids is that
they are probably sterile, yet they seek to
mate like their parents.

( menaces:
SCats: Domestic cats will chase iguanas
and while they don't eat them, they kill


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Lesser Antilles Iguana (Iguana Delicatissima) female, photographed in St-Jean
(photo: Karl Questel)


A young green iguana (Iguana iguana) captured in Gustavia
(photo: Karl Questel)


then abandon them. The increase in feral
cats adds to the problem.
)Dogs: Domestic dogs also kill iguanas.
Rats: These rodents go for the eggs
and baby iguanas.
Goat: Wild goats eat everything on the
hillsides leaving the iguanas to starve.
SDestruction of the habitat: There are
fewer and fewer isolated places for the
females to lay their eggs.
) Mankind: the number of iguanas
destroyed by man is very sad, with the
number killed by cars continuing to
increase. People have to understand that
the iguana in the middle of the road will
move if you stop and let it takes its time.


One can only hope that the iguana of
Saint Barth, an icon of the island seen
as part of the Arawak statue at the
Tourmente, does not finish like the
Arawak himself-a representative of a
bygone era.
To keep the Lesser Antilles Iguana
species alive, it would be necessary to


capture all the hybrids on the island and
transfer them to the marine park in St
Martin, which has a large iguana popula-
tion. With this in mind, anyone who sees
an iguana of any sort, is invited to call
one of the three people below, and to
carefully note the place the iguana was
discovered, its size, and if possible to
take its picture. This is the first step in
reviving the Lesser Antilles Iguana pop-
ulation in Saint Barth. With this goal in
mind, the Collectivity of Saint Barth is
in contact with herpetologist (reptile and
amphibian specialist) Michel Breuil,
from the Museum of Natural Hisgtory.


* Karl Questel:
Tel: 0690 58 40 22,
email: info@sbhnature.com
* Greg Moulbeur:
Tel: 0690 57 21 57,
email: moulbeur@hotmail.com
* Marine Park:
Tel: 0590 27 88 18 or 0690 31 70 73,
email: resnatbarth@wanadoo.fr





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open into pretty gardens or directly
onto the beach.


Set amid rows of stately palms, sweet-smelling
bougainvillea and brightly colored hibiscus, the
eleven villas are located within steps of St. Jean
beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the
island. At Les Islets, the ambiance is one of total
relaxation, from a day at the beach, sitting by
the pool, or enjoying a morning coffee or
afternoon drinks in the outside living room at
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Real Estate
For sale, a 3 bedroom villa
with pool with beautiful
view situated on the hillside
of Vitet. Very interesting
price. Not to be missed.
Contact St. Barth Pl.El'p;, '
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

For sale, a land with dramat-
ic view situated in D6ev
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-
vated, nice decor and pain-
tings, large view on Tortue
Island and Marigot Bay.
Contact Immobarth Agency
Benoit Loriou:
06 90 465 833

Vitet : B!,ill.l.'i, view
above Toiny and Petit Cul
de Sac, facing the ocean,
uphill. For this charming
villa with 3 bedrooms, 4
bath, pool, deck, large piece
of land sqm 2 200. Contact:
Immobarth Agency /Benoit
Loriou: 06 90 465 833


Extremely Rare. Spacious
apartment 3 bedrooms,
office and pool. Seaview on
Eden Rock Hotel. Contact :
Immobarth Agency /
Christophe Sachot:
05 90 519 519.

Land
For sale, 3 lands with very
beautiful views, situated in a
subdivision on the hillside
of Lurin. Contact St. Barth
Property/Sotheby's
International Realty :
0590 29 75 05

Anse des Cayes : Beautiful
piece of land, nice view on
the ocean, Building permit
for a 3 bedroom villa with
large pool. Size about sqm
600. Contact Immobarth
Agency / Benoit Loriou: 06
90 465 833

Exchange
Vacation house exchange
wanted. 1 or 2 weeks in St
Barts in Jan, Feb or March
2009 in exchange for our
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