Title: St Barth weekly
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Language: English
Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: December 19, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Lagasse Classic Transat:

The First Boats Have Arrived

On Thursday, as we m
went to press, three of
the 16 boats remaining
in the Lagasse Classic
Transat were anchored
at the dock by the
Wall House in Gus-
tavia-the arrival port
for the second leg of
this transatlantic race
which set sail from
Agadir in Morocco on
November 28. The
mythic Pen Duick VI,
built in 1973, was the
boat first to arrive on
the horizon in this
unusual race, which is open
to classic sailing vessels
and other boats built before
1975 (and some reproduc-
tions), as one-of-a-kind or
limited edition sailboats.
The celebrated Pen Duick
VI, a 72' aluminum ketch
with which French sailor
Eric Tabarly won the 1976
single-handed transatlantic
race, the OSTAR, crossed
the finish line in Gustavia
on December 16 at 9:29am
after sailing for 18 days, 3
hours, and 29 minutes. His
closest competitor,
Faiaoahe, a Dutch cutter
launched in 2006, arrived
during the night of Decem-
ber 17, a little after 1:30am.
Remy Gerin, the
skipper/owner and his crew

were welcomed by the
crew of Pen Duick VI-
against whom they were
battling the entire length of
this second leg of the race
before being forced to
reduce their sails. One
week before reaching Saint
Barth, Faiaoahe was
obliged to head further
South and avoid high
winds after detecting a
problem with the mast. The
crews celebrated by singing
and setting off fireworks
under the moonlit sky.
Stiren, a 49' 1959 yawl, a
favorite which could have
won this first edition of the
race, arrived during the
night of December 18
around 2:30am. By the
time you are reading this

edition of The Weekly, the
59' 1956 Bermudian sloop,
Pazienza, should have
crossed the finish line as
well, followed by Mistral,
the 82' schooner dating
from 1938!
For the last week of the
race, both Pazienza, with
its British crew, and Mis-
tral, with its German crew,
were hot on the heels of
Stiren and its French crew.
But to no avail: When
Stiren succeeded in escap-
ing a zone with no wind,
the other two boats were
"stuck," which explains
their later arrival.
Behind them, 12 other
boats are expected to
arrive, of which 11 are still
in the race. The crew of the

59' schooner, Petite
Lande, encountered
problems with their
tiller and decided to
abandon, using the
motor to arrive in
Saint Barth as quickly
as possible.
The limit for crossing
the finish line is Tues-
day, December 23, at
8am. Most of the
boats will be present
for the awards cere-
mony on the dock at
the Wall House late in
the afternoon on
December 23. Except per-
haps the 1913 Helena 13,
the "old lady" of the race,
which was still 1,000 miles
from the coast of Saint
Barth as of Thursday. Kata-
ree, which had to make a
stop during the first leg of
the race, still has a chance
to make it across the finish
line. The crew is intent on
arriving and is heading
full-steam ahead.
Don't miss the opportunity
to visit the crews of these
beautiful boats anchored at
the Wall House. Far from
the spirit of professional
racers, these amateurs have
interesting stories to tell
about the unique adventure
they have just experienced.


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Christmas Menu 2008

Terrine of Foie Gras with Truffles
Foie Gras with Sea Salt
Tartar of Crab
Creole Blood Sausage
Mache Salad with Potatoe and Black Truffle
Mushrooms, Vegetable and Grapes Marinated in Coriander
Local Lobster with Caviar
Millefeuille of Smoked Salmon with Whole Wheat Horseradish with Anis
Grilled Scallops with Spinachs and Balsamic Vinegar
Baby Asparagus with Truffle Oil
Fig and Buffala Mozzarella Salad
Chicken Salad with Apple, Grape and Nuts
Sweet Potatoes and Shrimps Salad
Lobster Accras
Butternut Squash Soup with Sage
Selection of Cheeses

Christmas Ham with Pineapple
Wild Salmon, Slow Cooked
Fricasse of Lobster
Capon with Chestnut Stuffing
Giant Prawns with Ginger
Breast of Duck with Foie Gras

Braised Endives
Ignam Puree with Truffle Oil
Potato and Apple Galette
Wild Mushrooms Fricassee
Sauteed Carotts with Spices
Romanesco Cabbage with Grilled Almonds
Thai Rice

Bfche biscuit au chocolate, ganache au chocolate
Bfche a la mousse de banane, coeur chocolate, bananes caramdlisdes
Bfche au biscuit d'amande, creme de marron et mousse de marron glac6
Bfche mousse citron et coulis de framboise
Bfche au Tiramisu
Bfche au biscuit amande/noisette et mousse au chocolate
Truffes au chocolate
Truffes au caf6
Truffes Muscadine
sur command : Omelette Norv6gienne Bfche chocolate / vanille Bfche framboise / mangue
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Recycling Is Their Business:

Little by little, often quite
discretely, small ecology
minded initiatives are
springing up around the
island. A good example is
the company called Plasse
Bitiment and its little
rock crusher.

What a challenge: to demol-
ish the Saint Barth Beach
Hotel and its 8,000 cubic
meters of concrete, when
the island didn't know what
to do with the rubble. But
Plasse Bftiment took up the
challenge... and succeeded!
After three months devoted
to the demolition and recy-
cling of the materials from
the old hotel, the operation
put the debris to good use.
The sand and gravel that
was extracted was used in

the creation of second-grade
concrete, for roadbeds, and
to resurface the bouless"
courts in Gustavia, which
were rebuilt after being
damaged by hurricane
All this is thanks to a little
construction machine. Its
concept is not new but the
small dimensions of this
rock crusher and its metal

jaws (nicknamed "croco-
dile head" for a resem-
blance to the reptile) are
perfectly adapted to
island's narrow roads. In
addition, their portability
means they can treat rubble
directly at the demolition
or construction sites.
"I didn't invent anything
new," confides Eric Plasse,
director of the company. "It
was the George Ledee's
large rock crusher and the
difficulties that presented
for the island's construction
companies in dealing with
rubble that made me inter-
ested in finding a solution to
this problem." He searched
for two years, even going as
far as South Africa to find
this rare pearl: a mini rock
crusher used in African
mines. "In Europe the
crushers are gigantic. They
are like factories in zones
where there aren't any

neighbors who might be
disturbed," explains the
builder. The "crocodile
head" crushes the concrete
into balls of a small diame-
ter, which then go through
the crusher to be reborn as
sand or gravel.
To complete the recycling
process, Plasse Batiment
also has a sifter that refines
the sand so it can be used
to make high-quality
cement. They also have a
cement mixer... allowing
them to make new cement
where the old has been

More Debris
Today, the company would
like to invest in a larger-
permanently fixed-rock
crusher, to treat and recycle
even more debris. Since at
the moment, builders do
what they can with their
rubble, including throwing
it into the ocean. "There is a
machine that has a capacity
of 1000 cubic meters per
day," concludes Plasse.
"But it would have to be
inside a closed building to
limit the dust and the noise.
For that, we would need a
piece of land. At the
moment, we don't have a
solution to that problem."

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Sibarth Real Estate
Agency was recently
honored with two prizes
for excellence: The per-
fect time to meet with its
owner, Christian Watti-
au, and look at the state
of the market in Saint

Two prizes for excellence
were recently given to the
property sales company,
Sibarth Real Estate
Agency, during the 2008
Americas Property
Awards, presented in
association with CNBC
and the New York Times.
"These honors are a true
recognition of our overall
service," says Christian
Wattiau, owner and man-
ager of the agency.

from around
the world par-
ticipate and
are selected by
S geographic
. zones. There
S was quite a
dossier to
c o s s 1 o n
for Sibarth,
and the effort a success. A
jewel in the crown of this
real estate agency created
in 1975- the first in
Saint Barth, and whose
staff today comprises
almost ten people.


"In the past 25 years, I have
never seen real estate prices
go down in Saint Barthele-
my," affirms Christian Wat-
tiau. "However, since 2005,
prices increased rather
quickly. But as many of the
principal buyers are non-
residents who have second
homes, there is no real
urgency to sell, in spite of

the financial crisis. In fact,
owning property on the
island may well be one of
the most stable


For Christian Wattiau, over-
all real estate prices in Saint
Barthelemy are not soften-
ing. "Conversely, certain
properties were artificially
inflated, and those have to
come down to more realis-
tic prices," he explains. "In
any case, it's not the island
that will dictate what hap-
pens. We are all subject to
the world situation." That is

why over the past year, for
example, the agency had
more clients from Europe,
as well as India, Canada,
Eastern Europe, and South
America. A varied clientele
that resulted from interna-
tional partnerships built
over the past decade.

If Christian Wattiau admits
that the market has slowed
down in Saint Barth, and
that there are fewer sales
at the moment, he main-
tains: "I am not worried
about the market in the
long term.... And the
property owners are not
Lyne Tariant

St Barth Weekly n161

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St Barth Music Festival

Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Special guests, dignitaries,
and a roster of great musi-
cians are on tap for the
25th anniversary of the St
Barth Music Festival,
which takes place from
January 8-19, 2008. "We
are prepping for another
amazing amount of music
in January. And everyone is
pitching in for this 25th
anniversary," says festival
organizer Jill DeBroff, who
works side by side with her
mother, festival founder
Frances DeBroff, in mak-
ing this unusual musical
event a reality every year.

"There will be two jazz
nights this season with an
open-air jazz show at
AJOE on Saturday night,
January 10. John Ellis and
the Double-Wide will be
performing," explains Jill.
"Jason Marsalis will be
joining us again, so will
Aaron Goldberg and then
three new players (Gre-
goire Maret on harmonica,
Alan Ferber on trombone,
Matt Perrine on sousa-
phone). Should be a lively
night under the stars!"

Opera is always a popular

part of the schedule as
well: "We are expecting a
sold-out crowd for
"Madame Butterfly" by
Puccini on Friday, January
16," notes Jill. "Our lead
role of Cio-Cio San will be
soprano Latonia Moore.
New this season will be
members of the St. Barth
Chorale (Eric Houdant and
four others) singing select-
ed roles in this concert ver-

Also new this season is a
duo performance by Jon &
Jon- pianist Jon Naka-
matsu and clarinetist Jon
Manasse. "Just last week in
the New York Times their
latest CD was listed as
something to buy for the
holiday season," Jill points
out. And as James R.
Oestreich noted in the New
York Times about their
recording of Brahms clar-
inet sonatas: "The musi-
cians of the rich New York
freelance pool are typically
heard in the various stand-
ing or pickup orchestras
they make up. But Jon
Manasse, one of the finest,
rightly takes center stage in
the two Brahms sonatas,

peaks of the clarinet litera-
ture, offering warm, sensi-
tive performances. Jon
Nakamatsu completes the
partnership in the expan-
sive piano parts, so crucial
to Brahms's chamber

For this special anniversary
celebration, DeBroff says
they expect dignitaries
from the Berry region of
France, entrepreneurs from
Bahrain and England, and
musicians from China,
Germany, England, France,
Switzerland, Puerto Rico,
Korea, Brazil and the USA.

Tickets are on sale at the St
Barth Tourist Office near
the main dock in Gustavia,
as of Friday, January 2,
2009. Advance tickets at
10% discount available
January 2 to January 7
only. A Season Pass (Car-
net du Festival) can be pur-
chased 10% less than indi-
vidual ticket prices. After
Friday, January 7, tickets
will be sold only at concert
entrance only. No reserved

Ellen Lampert-Gr6aux

Thursday, January 8
at 8pm, Catholic
Church, Gustavia:
John Ellis Jazz Sextet
Friday, January 9
at 8PM Catholic
Church, Gustavia:
Piano and Clarinet
Saturday, January 10
AJOE, Lorient:
John Ellis Jazz
"Double Wide"
Tuesday, January 13
at 8pm, Catholic
Church, Gustavia:
"Bravo Bach"
* Wednesday, January 14
at 8pm, Catholic
Church, Lorient:
Orchestra Concert
Thursday, January 15
at 8pm, Catholic
Church, Gustavia:
Magnificent Mozart
Friday, January 16
at 8pm, Lorient Church
Opera Puccini
"Madame Butterfly"
Sunday, January 18
8pm, Eddy's Restaurant:
Annual Benefit Dinner
* Monday, January 19,
at 8pm, Anglican
Church, Gustavia:
Miro String Quartet

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"Don't tell anybody, but I am
against them," quipped executive
council member Maxime Desouch-
es, who is in charge of the dossier
for the two parking meters that will
soon be put into service along the
Quai de la Republique, the fees for
which were decided by the territorial

council at a meeting on
December 11. "I am against
them, but in terms of the
parking problem that causes
visitors and residents from
driving into Gustavia to take
care of business or shopping,
they are an absolute necessi-
ty." After a modification
making the first hour of park-
ing free, the majority voted
for the parking meters.
Benoit Chauvin voted
against, preferring a system
Sof parking 'zones' rather than
meters, based on a study
done on the problem of park-
ing in Gustavia by Saint
* Barth Environment in 2005.
Or at least, he thought there
should be a less expensive
fee, so as not to force people
toward other business areas
or to create even bigger park-
ing problems.
The final result: paid parking
in the lot along the Quai de la
Republique will be limited to
four hours and be in effect
from 8am to 6pm, every day
except Sunday and holidays. The
first hour, as agreed, is free. After
that the meters require two Euros for
two hours, four Euros for three
hours, and eight Euros for four
hours. The meters should be in serv-
ice sometime early in 2009.

The Saint Barth Weekly

Now At Wimco.com

Since the beginning of December, the
electronic version of The Saint Barth
Weekly can be downloaded from Wim-
co's website... www.wimco.com. This
good news is the result of a marketing
partnership that allows those surfing on
Wimco's site to get the most up-to-date
information about the island.
Already available on the website
www.st-barths.com, The Saint Barth
Weekly sees this new partnership as an
occasion to substantially increase its
number of e-readers and as another
way to stay in touch with the visitors to
our beautiful island.
Modern and contemporary art :
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St Bart Weekly n161

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Sibarth Real Estate celebrated
at the "Americas Property Awards 2008"
in association with CNBC and the New York Times

These international symbols of excellence
are a reflection of our leadership and success
in St Barth over the past 30 years.
In light of this opportunity, we proudly
reaffirm our mission.

Our vocation: to keep our clients best interest
at heart and to build a long term relationship
based on confidence and trust

Our commitment: discretion, honesty and equity

SIBARTH REAL ESTATE would like to pay
tribute to all of our clients who put their trust in us
and who remain faithful to us year after year."

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To help finance l
its local activi-
ties, the Rotary
Club has organ-
ized a harp con-
cert on Satur- i
day, December
20 at 8pm at the
Church in Gus-
tavia. The per-
formance is by
classical harpist
Claire Galo-Place, who
received her Master's Degree
at Indiana University (Bloom-
ington) and was the fifth
place winner of the Interna-
tional Harp Competition in
Soka, Japan. In 2003, she
began her international career
as soloist and chamber musi-
cian. Her recent tours have
taken her to Europe, Northern

S 4'= Africa, the
States, and
the West
Indies. Dur-
ing the past
two years,
she has been
interested in
the work of
Jean Cras, a
Rear Admi-
ral and com-
poser from the early 20th cen-
tury. This interest led her to
create the Jean Cras Associa-
tion, as well as the Jean Cras
Ensemble, and her concert
will be devoted to his music.
Claire Galo-Place in concert
Saturday, December 20 at
8pm at the Anglican Church.
Tickets on sale at the church
as of 7pm. 20 Euros.

Le Pocket is Here!
The second edi-
tion of Le Pocket,
a clever little
guidebook for tI
Saint Barth and tu *
Saint Martin cre-
ated by Nadege
and Agnes
Emmanuelian of
3nanasetc... is
here! A print run
of 40,000 copies
allows this practi-
cal tool to be in
the hands of everyone who might need telephone
numbers for professionals and businesses on both
islands. Even the presentation is clever: one direction
is for Saint Barth and when you turn the book over,
the other direction is for Saint Martin.
This year's edition also includes two blank pages for
personal notes, as well as a calendar that indicates
school holidays, and a "Green Pocket" that reveals
the ecological sensibility of the two creators of this
little book, which is printed completely on high-
quality recycled paper.
Quite a success: Bravo 3nanas!


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Sjbb Sandstrom exclusive watches at Swedish Design Center

In the middle of the 19th cen-
tury Swedish watchmaker
Viktor Kullberg gained
worldwide reputation for his
pocket watches and naval
chronometers as he was
awarded both first and third
prizes in the London Interna-
tional Chronometer Competi-
tion in 1873. Since then, the
art of manufacturing clocks
and watches has a long and
proud standing in Sweden. In
keeping with this watch mak-
ing tradition, Christer Sji6
and Mikael Sandstr6m, two
swedish engineers with a gen-
uine interest in watches,
formed Sji6 Sandstr6m Swe-
den AB in 1986. With a pio-
neering design, they started to
manufacture exclusive wrist watches
produced from swedish high quality
steel. Today, they are one of the few
independent watch-makers in the
world, offering twelve different

watch models.
The Swedish Design Center of St.
Barthelemy, will have the pleasure
of carry the superb Sji6 Sandstr6m
timepieces, assembled by hand, one
by one, in their workshop in the

heart of Stockholm. Every
timepiece is exhaustively test-
ed prior to release. If it does-
n't make the grade, it doesn't
leave the workshop. The
watches have a pure and clas-
sic design, ii. :.u cosmetical-
ly added displays or symbols.
The digital movement in this
watch is developed and tested
to military standards ans is
able to withstand tempera-
tures differences from -200C
up to + 700C, 5000 G and
acceleration from 0-300 km/h
in 0,2 seconds.
The Chronolink was the first
wrist watch that offered an
innovative combination both of
analogue elegance and electro-
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twelve fabulous models, such as the
Chronograph, Royal Steel, Tonneau
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What's New At Taiwana

estled at the far end
of the beach in Fla-
mands, Taiwana is
one of the more exclusive
hotels on the island; with 13
one to three bedroom suites
and one single room
perched on a hillside like a
charming little Mediter-
ranean village with red
roofs and whitewashed
walls. The arched entryway
leads to an open area, like
the central piazza of the vil-
lage, surrounded by the
reception area, a boutique, a
lily pond, the newly
enlarged restaurant and its
open kitchen, and the pool.
Beyond all this is an incred-
ible view of the ocean,
embracing Taiwana in a
frame of turquoise water
and white sands.
"The hotel is like a house,

my house," says owner
Jean-Paul Nemegyei, who
has lived in Saint Barth for
35 years (he came on vaca-
tion, was seduced by the
island's charm and bought a
piece of land) and opened
the hotel almost 30 years
ago, in July 1979. He also
put in the island's first ten-
nis court. "Nobody came to
Flamands in those days," he
Nemegyei's sense of hospi-
tality allows him to meet the
needs of his clientele: "I
will provide them anything
they want as long as it's not
illegal or immoral, short of
a pink elephant," he says,
relaxing in his office at the
hotel. He admits to being a
demanding client when he
travels, and wants his
clients not only to be well


served at his "home" but
also have a good impression
of the island.
Like many men who enjoy
their homes, Jean-Paul is
comfortable in the kitchen,
doing most of the cooking
for his restaurant, which is
open for lunch. Newly
expanded, the restaurant has
an inviting lounge area with
red and white banquettes,
and a large, open kitchen
behind red walls with stone
accents. The restaurant,
with its white table and
chairs on a wooden deck,
opens directly on to the
beach and features what

Jean-Paul calls a "simple,
natural menu with fresh
products, steamed or pre-
pared on the barbeque."
And there is the famous
lentil salad whose reputa-
tion precedes it. Wine and
drinks are available only
during lunch; there is no
bar. Flat screen TVs have
been installed to provide a
visual environment and a
sound system will add to
the ambiance during the
afternoon. The restaurant is
open to the public, as well
as the clients at the hotel.

The suites at Taiwana range
from traditional decor-with
tiled floors, stately
mahogany four-poster beds
with crisp white linens,
planters' chairs and colonial
style furnishings-to the
more modem, Zen-inspired
look with white-washed
floors, built-in platform
beds, and white sofas. All of
the suites have wireless
Internet service, Satellite
TV, toiletries by L'Occitane,
and room service is avail-
able. An air-conditioned fit-
ness room with various
machines is open 24 hours
for use by the clients of the

hotel. The modem artwork
in the gym, as well as else-
where in the hotel, comes
from a gallery in Paris (and
is for sale).
If you stay at Taiwana or
stop by for lunch, try to sit
and chat with Jean-Paul,
and maybe join him in
smoking a cigar as he
shares his stories about the
island: from politics to
local life, he has an inter-
esting take on the island
from the vantage point of
his 35 years in Flamands.

St Barth Weekly n161


Devorah Rose and Kristian Laliberte:
American Journalists To Visit Saint Barth

Saint Barth will once again be in the
spotlight at the end of the year as
American journalists fly down for
the holiday festivities. Among them
are writers, and soon-to-be stars of
Bravo TV's "Social Heights,"
Devorah Rose and Kristian Lalib-
erte will be visiting St. Barth from
December 28 to January 3.
They are currently working on the
BlackBook guide to St. Barths
(www.blackbookmag.com), and
will be traveling to the island to film
special Internet segments. They will
be conducting interviews and
informing viewers of everything
from the best hotels to the chicest
Rose, who is also editor-in-chief of
Social Life Magazine, will also be
doing a special feature on the island
for the travel section.
Social Life Magazine is a luxury and
lifestyle publication that covers such
destinations as Manhattan and the

Hamptons, and has 40,000 circula-
tion plus 200,000 readers per issue
Laliberte will also be writing an arti-

cle entitled "Dream A Little Dream"
for Gradient Magazine, a two-page
shoot and narrative. "St. Barth pro-
vides a certain intimacy and beauty
that is rare to find anywhere else on
the planet," he says. "I look forward
to enjoying everything the island
has to offer, including a night at
Casa Nikki or La Route des Bou-
caniers. I love art and will be stop-
ping by the Made in St. Barth Bou-
tique to peruse local pieces and
hopefully find something amazing."
Rose also has an itinerary in mind:
"The first thing I want to do is dig
my toes into Flamands Beach's pris-
tine sand. I can't wait to eat at an
open-air bistro near the ocean then
later have a delectable dinner at On
the Rocks while taking in the view
of St. Jean bay," she says. "I plan on
stopping by Hermes and Louis Vuit-
ton as well as Sindbad and Poupette
for a little duty-free shopping."


'luman ooltrit :e Impact"
Art Exhibit
Thursday December 25,2008
6pm to 9 pm
Till January 02, 2009

Carole G. Art Gallery
Gustavia Marina, St. Barths
(next to Yacht Club)
SHours S pm to 2 am
Phone:05 90.51.99 98
www.JefferyDreadArt. com
Cover: "The Eifel Tower"' Mixed Media on Canvas



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*) NEWS From The Marine Park

Two Humpback
Whales Observed

Two humpback whales-a nmmiler and a baby-where
observed in late November by Pedro, a professional fish-
erman. The duo was seen in the waters between Saba
and Saint Martin. where whales like to spend the winter
in warm, tropical seas. The humpback whales are easily
reconii/table: they have massive bh ihc and the backs of
the mammals are completely black. Their heads and low-
er jaws are covered with small protuberances called
tubercles, which are actually hair follicles, characteristic
of ihe spccsic
Their large black and white tail fins, which usually have
a serrated edge, come out of the water when the whales
dive. The patterns on the tails are specific to each whale
and help with their individual identification.
Please note: it is important for people to call the Marine
Park when whales are .piiicd in order to caialalogue them
pr, pcrly.

Sea Turtle Eggs:
A Mixed Report
With just one turtle :j ing eggs and one bihihing. the two
sea lunlc, observed in Lorient, and there were no obser-
vations of ,reen tunle, as in past years, this was not the
best season news about marine lurnlc,
Ias there been a decrease in Ith visits of :hew, ;unilet on
our shores; Or maybe just a lack of communication by
people who might have observed them without realizing
it? Stay tuned for the next chapter.

Reopening of
the information booth
The Marine Park's information book, destlro icd by hurri-
cane Omar, has reopening on the dock in Cusl,i~ ii. next
to hce tourist office.
Nalhjlie is there to welcome you from Tuesday Satur-
day, from 8am-12pm and 2pm-5pm. There are also vari-
ous items for sale at 10E from t-shirts and books to
species identification cards.

Attention All Yachts: Mooring and
The Saint Barth Marine Park would like to inform all
sailors that the moorings put into place in protected
zones are operational. If you see any that have problems,
please call us at 05 90 27 88 18 or 06 90 31 70 73, and
we will do all we can to get the :noiring., repaired.
Please remember to respect the following rules:
- Dive spots: boats of 15 meters maximum
- I.a i of Colombier and Fourchue: All of the buoys will
soon be white and accept boats of 20 meters/25 tons.
- Anchoring in the bays of Colombier and Fourchue is
tolerated only outside of the miioorinw zones with buoys.

Nautical Activities
in the Marine Park
Divers and ,nrkeling fans aboard yachts and boat char-
ters must have authorization and a permit within the pro-
tected areas of the marine park. All jet-skis and water
-iknnii are totally prohibited in the Marine Park. Finally,
please note that there are numerous sea turtles in the
entry channel to the port of Gustavia as well as the bay
of Colombier, and that the speed limit of three knots
must be respected at all times!

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Assortment of canapes

Duck foie gras, The black truffle
in two different ways, jelly and mousse,
Hazelnut yogurt

Braised turbot, saut6ed crawfish,
served on a bed of purple potatoes,
cannelloni pasta filled
with cepe mushrooms

Carrots and orange granite

Grilled Venison filet served
with steamed vegetables
in a red wine sauce

Candied fruit in a gingerbread crust,
mint infusion

Christmas sweets

Price per person : 150 Euros

Assortment of canapes

Maine Lobster and foie gras ta
lemongrass and star anise fla
bed of Melissa jelly

Thin crawfish wafer biscu
bacon mousse, parsley ju:

Vol-au-vent puff pastry shell
with monkfish and shrimp fric
ginger flavor

Arugula granite

Young partridge, the leg
served tempura style,
the breast lightly smoked and r

Like boiled egg,
clementine is the yellow pa
the white taste rhum, coffee fing

Candied chestnuts mousse
verveine emulsion

New Year's sweets
Price per person : 270 Ei

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Special Events

i SatuiId( Dr(eiberi 211
C Ilssl(c l hldlp coI lCl t
organized by the Rotary
Club, 8pm, Anglican
Church, Gustavia
) Sunday, December 21
- 4pm: Living Nativity,
Theatre, Traditional
Dancing, Christmas Carols,
ASCCO, Colombier
- 6:30pm: "Peau d'Ane,"
presented by the local the-
atre troupe, SB Artists, at
thl Catholic Church hall,
I Tuesday, December 24
- 6:30pm Christmas Eve
carols & readings at
Anglican Church, Gustavia
- 10pm Mass at the
Catholic Church, Gustavia
) Wednesday, December 25
-8:30am: Mass at the
Catholic Church, Lorient.
-9pm Christmas Day,
Fjaiil\ Eucharist, Anglican
C hlu (II, Gustavia

Live Music
I Every Evening
- Lounge mix by Jacques
Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am,
Bar't6, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
I Through December 26
Adam Falcon Quarte,
Alternative Jazz, Soul from
9:00 pm to midnight, Bet'a
Z'ailes, Gustavia
I Friday, December 19
- Live Music with PapaGuyo
& Tanya Michelle at 8pm, La
Mandala, Gustavia
I Sunday, December 21
- The craziness of Studio 54
from NY takes over at Jao
with DJ Fab from 7pm, Jao
restaurant, Gustavia
- Sunday Beach Party mixed
by Yo-One Sutterfrom 1pm at
La Plage, St Jean
- Live Music with PapaGuyo
& Tanya Michelle for lunch
at Do Brazil, Gustavia
I Monday, December 22
- Studio 54 Evening mixed by
Carole at Ti St Barth, Pointe

- Live music with PapaGuyo,
Benji & Annie from 7pm at
Caviar Island, Gustavia
) Tuesday, December 23
- Cocktails at Wild Side Shop
at Carr6 d'Or in Gustavia
from 7pm
- Live Music with PapaGuyo
& Tanya Michelle at Le Cesar
Restaurant, In St Jean from
) Wednesday, December 24
- D6gustation au Gofit du Vin
at Gustavia
- Merry Christmas at Ti St
Barth with Santa Claus
) Thursday, December 25:
- Santa's Girls Party for lunch
at La Plage, St Jean
- Scandalous Thursday at
Yacht Club, Gustavia
) Friday, December 26
- Addicted to Blondes at La
Plage; St Jean
- Live Music with Paulo
Coelho from 7pm at Caviar
Island, Gustavia

Let's Party
-New suggestions every
nights & Fashion show at le
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
- Fashion show & DJ every
lunch and dinner, at la Plage;
St Jean
) Saturday, December 20
Miss Noel 2008 : Fashion
Show with from 8pm until
12am at Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin

Night Club
kA Every night
-Yacht Club, Gustavia
-Bubbles Club, Gustavia
O To Wednesday to Sunday
- The Strand Supper club
O Friday and Saturday
SHot Spot Caf6, Lurin
I Friday, December, 19
- M&M Evening (Back to
popular ask) DJ Maxx (Nikki
beach St Barth) & DJ Mick
of "Z" at The Strand Supper
club, Casa Nikki, Gustavia
- Tropical Jam with DJ
Speedy & Bob Dil from 10pm
at Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin
) Saturday, December 20
- Saturday Night Fever at
The Strand Supper club,

Casa Nikki, Gustavia
I Sunday December 21
- Djoul from St Barth at The
Strand Supper Club, (Casa
Nikki), Gustavia
- Salsa Caliente from 6 until
9pm at Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin
I Wednesday December 24
- Bling Bling (R&B Deluxe)
Old Skol meet the future at
the Strand Supper Club,
(Casa Nikki), Gustavia
I Thursday December 25
Overkitch 70-80-90 (compli-
mentary Champagne for
ladies till 1pm) at the Strand
Supper Club, (Casa Nikki),
I Friday, December 26
- Guest star Tanya Michele,
The Diva of the House from
11pm at The Strand Supper
Club (Casa Nikki), Gustavia
I Saturday, December. 27
- Saturday Night Fever at
The Strand, Supper Club,

Fashion Show
I Every Tuesday
- 6:30pm: Fashion show by
the pool, from the boutique at
the Isle de France, Flamands
- 9:30 pm, Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Everyday
-1:30- 2 pm, Case de 'ile,
Isle de France, Flamands
- 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion
show featuring Wild Side,
La Plage, St Jean
- Fashion show at le Ti St
Barth, Pointe Milou

I Thru February 15. 2009
Xavier Lucchesi, Picasso X
Ray, Photography and Video
at TomBeachArtStudio, St
I Fundraising for Children
December 20 thru January 3.
2009: Raimundo Figueroa:
Los Caprichos
Painting and Works on paper
Anglican Church & Linde
Gallery, Gustavial December
25 to Jan. 2,2009
"Human Footprint: The


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 !



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CoacUl. TRinM. HUSei.ER.
Kilc, TIMO (THE X.-MiS kiNGI
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Impact" : Jeffery Dread at
Carole G Art Gallery
Gustavia (next to La Marine)
Opening Thursday Dec. 25,
2008 6pm to 9pm
) NEW Alain Photo presents
Jean-Pierre Ballagny, Antoine
Heckly, Alain Buisson at La
Galerie, in St Jean.
Opening Sunday, December
21 at 7pm
) Exhibition of Tony
Caramanico "Surf Journals"
at Clic Bookstore & Gallery,
) Timothy Holmes sculptures
at Comptoir du Cigare,
I Paintings by Suzanne
MacNally at Les Artisans,
I Sandra's Art Gallery,
Gustavia. Exhibition of
acrylic paintings.
I Leo & Daniel, exceptional
embroiderers whose work is
inspired by Kabuki at To b
art gallery, Gustavia
I Fabien Verschaere, an artist
artiste who created school
kids' blackboards with bright
colors using the childish and
innocent choice of an object
while the subjects painted are
malevolent creatures with
sexual or satanic connota-
tions. At To b art gallery,
) Jeanne Susplugas, At To b
art gallery, Gustavia
) Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
I Rose Murray at Comptoir
du Cigare, Gustavia
) Dave Stevenson
Jewelry & sculpture
les Artisans, Gustavia
) December 26 to Jan. 1st:
Lionel Biguglia at orta 34,

Jeffery Dread Exhibition: "Human Footprint:

The Impact" Opens On December 25 At Carole G. Gallery
Going Green in the 'After raising money for numer-
Caribbean-C, :miii:ll Ii. A, l,:,s chl~ i ties, Jeffery still uses
Pop Artist Jeffer, D'cid I.:i.l.ns i !.s llIil: s to steer the fate of
an eye-popping !n ici \dIiiIn ll htinial, towards sustainable
entitled "Hum!e F,:,,:,! wioh II I_ Hum an Footprint: The
The Impact" to Ilhi (k,., c i i !'ipact' is all about giving a pos-
Art Gallery in S aiiiil :it y c ll- mess age.
The artist to the siL.s s!! ;hI- G allk :t National Geographic
fies powerful cir i. n:,m .... i ic L orlk news brief, visual art is
issues into vil:.-?il !',,:IL I'i- in time," Jeffery firmly
images. His mire l Cnt ll the cl, I!teI ille darling one ofjeflfet Dtied e 19 5t 8 1a tis .Because of that, a per-
glittery subjects !!r ci- Vi c, .11 liiiI horn his ca, collection in Los -Haneles s,! c.an see my work and
people can better understand man's world," which is the number of tires it engage in dialogue, immediately."
tug-of-war with nature. "Human Foot- would take to connect the moon and Much to his standards, "Human Foot-
print" makes us think of solar energy, the earth. print: The Impact" hits the brain faster
wind energy, global warming and what Jeffery opens our eyes to "Think than a serum to the bloodstream. Jef-
we "humans" are doing to the Earth. Green" because his paintings are cool, fery calls it, "A work in progress,
Jeffery represents the fact, "We dis- sparkly, and visually unique. A style he because the humble artist intends to
pose of 36 billion soda cans per year" conceived from his colorful Haitian feature his paintings worldwide,
by painting a tremendous Eiffel Tower childhood. Prior to "Human Foot- spreading awareness about our ecosys-
out of Coca-cola and Pepsi cans. In print," Jeffery made dazzling portraits tem. The exhibit opens on December
another painting, which is a massive for the world's most influential people. 25, 2008 at Carole G. Gallery in Gus-
stairway of rubber tires leads from the Paris Hilton, Jamie Foxx, Ivana tavia

earth to the moon, he symbolizes that
there are "Over 600 million cars in the

Trump, Russel Simmons, Kelly Ripa,
and Lionel Richie are collectors.

Jesse Furman

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Gregory Chabanian and Stephane Cipre in font of "Love
Palette. "Aluminium sculpture, 1/1 80x120x130

The exhibit of modem and
contemporary art currently
at Gallery Porta 34 in Gus-
tavia will remain open
through December 25.
Frangois Chabanian, a pas-
sionate young collector and
owner of two art galleries-
the Bel-Air in Geneva, and
the Galerie des Lices in St
Tropez-organized the
exhibit. Both of his gal-

leries are dedicated to the
biggest names in modern
and contemporary art.
As part of this exhibit,
sculptor Stephane Cipre
came to Saint Barth for the
first time to present 15 of
the works that exhibit his
personal artistic expression:
"the significant signified."
He uses letters to incorpo-
rate words into his art.
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In the photo: Charles Darden, Martin Kryspin Soerensen,
Mary Kryspin Soerensen, Reverend Charlie Vere-Nicoll
Martin and Mary Kryspin Soerensen are frequent visitors to
St. Barthfrom Copenhagen, Denmark. They love the island
so much that they decided to be married here in the
Anglican Church on December 15th. Reverend Charlie
Vere-Nicollperformed the wedding and Charles Darden
performed the music

St Barth Properties whishesyou a happy holiday season !

Dawn & Christian from the US, were married on December
5th at theAnglican Church, Gustavia. An elegant reception
for 50 guests followed at a private villa with fireworks illumi-
nating the port of Gustavia. The multi-day, lavish celebration
was organized by Melanie Smith. Jean Philippe Piter
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dish Design Center
SSalinne Passberg as Lucia, represe-
ting an ancient mythical figure with
the traditional role of a bearer of
light in the dark Swedish winters, at
the Lucia celebration December 13
at Swedish Design Centre in StJean.





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Deve with a building per-
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with pool. Contact St.
Barth Properties/
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

Land for sale: 1000 sq
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For sale, a 2 bedroom
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For sale, luxurious 3
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of French while enjoying
your stay in Saint-Barth.
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and journalist, will help
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Contact Lyne at 05 90 29
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Saint Jeai

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Useful numbers
Tourism office
Boat company Voyager
Rapid Explorer
Airlines company Winair
St-Barth Commuter
Air Caraibes
American Airlines
Taxis Gustavia
StBar ....-(Bus Service)
Town Hall
EDF (electricity company office)
Water system
Post office Gustavia
Marine Reserve
Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Gustavia
SI church Sunday 9am.
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