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: December 3, 2010
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The Eurpean Council Ioted to accept a change in the European status of Saint Barthlemy.
As of January 1, 2012. the island will become a PTOM (Overseas Counrnies and Territories).



PTOM As Of January 1,2012!

In a meeting on October
29 in Brussels, the Euro-
pean Council voted to
accept a change in the
European status of Saint
Barth6lemy. As a result, as
of January 1, 2012, the
island will cease to be a
RUP (Outermost regions
of the European Union)
and become a PTOM
(Overseas Countries and
Territories), with the same
status as French Polynesia
and New Caledonia, as
well as Anguilla and
Bermuda. Saint Barth's
territorial council request-
ed this change a year ago,
in October 2009, at which
time they voted quasi-
unanimously in favor of
this evolution whose prin-
cipal characteristic resides
in the fact that European
Community law does not
directly affect the island.

Bruno Magras, president
of the Collectivity of Saint
Barth6lemy, had been in
favor of this transforma-
tion of the island's Euro-
pean status for some time.
For him, to evolve into a
PTOM is a logical choice:
"We opted for a specific
status, that of an Overseas
Collectivity within the

French Republic, which
gives us a certain autono-
my and legislative power
(editor's note: that is to
say, the right in certain
areas to enact regulations
specific to the collectivity
such as urban planning,
local taxes, and the envi-
ronment). It would be sur-
prising if we then opted
for a European status that
would make all of the
European norms applica-
ble here," he explained in
October 2009.

The autonomy afforded by
this new evolution does
not signify independence
vis-t-vis the European
Union: the residents of the
island maintain their
French nationality in its
entirety along with the full
French legal and justice
system. In exchange for
maintaining the Euro in
Saint Barth, the Collectivi-
ty recently crafted with the
French government "an
agreement concerning
mutual administrative
assistance in fiscal mat-
ters," with the goal of
avoiding tax evasion and
fiscal fraud, and to con-
tribute to the international
efforts to which France

subscribes in the fight
against the laundering of
money. In a nutshell: Saint
Barth6lemy, in becoming a
PTOM, is not becoming a
fiscal paradise or an off-

The result of a long process
that began in February
2008, a few weeks after the
start of new planning laws,
a new land use map and its
regulations were adopted
by the territorial council on
Tuesday, November 23.
Only one council member,
Benoit Chauvin, had the
conviction to vote against
what he calls "a map of
The debate, which lasted
more than an hour, exam-
ined such technical ques-
tions as the degree of con-
structability in the Led6e
development (behind the
airport), which is now in a
blue or "buildable" zone on
the new map, but with
small pine trees in certain
areas, representing areas
where building is not per-
Bruno Magras, president of
the island council, opened
the debate, and underlined
with transparency (accord-
ing to him) with which this
document was created:
"never has a dossier been
so debated, analyzed. The

shore banking center. Nor
is it alsonot a place whose
regulations would create a
refuge for funds with
unknown origins.

executive council and
urbanism commission met
11 times. The territorial
council had seven general
commission sessions," for
a total of 18 times that the
politicians examined the
changes to the map. "There
were also two public con-
sultation periods which
resulted in more than 500
observations. It is a diffi-
cult dossier which caused
several members to lose
patience," explained the
Their intended roadmap
was to preserve certain nat-
ural zones, define bound-
aries for buildable areas,
and define their specific
use, something not called
for with the previous plan-
ning document, the "Mar-
nu," which expired in
Adopted on November 23,
the new map and its regula-
tions were sent to the pre-
fecture for a legal control.
The two documents will be
applicable 15 days after the
date they were adopted;
that is as of December 8.

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New Maritime Council

for Northern Islands

In 2007, France led a major
environmental study, which
led to the definition of goals
and actions to undertake.
Baptized "Grenelle de l'en-
vironnement," this first
study paved the way for a
second, more-targeted, ini-
tiative in 2009, called
"Grenelle de la mer," which
will result in a national mar-
itime policy for the next 20
years. Among other meas-
ures and activities, the
"Grenelle de la Mer" calls
for the creation of maritime
councils or committees:
four in Metropolitan France
and 10 in overseas regions
where maritime zones com-
prise more than 90% of the
French coastline. The goal
of these councils: to define
local maritime policies,
which will eventually influ-
ence national policies...

As of Friday, November 26,
Saint Barth and Saint Mar-
tin have their own commit-
tee, confirmed by prefect
Simonnet in presence of
professor Christian Buchet,
named by Nathalie
Kosciusko-Morizet, French
minister for ecology, sus-
tainable development, trans-
portation, and housing, to
follow the evolution of the
"Grenelle de la mer," and in
that role, the creation of the
maritime committees.
The joint committee for the
Northern Islands comprises
local officials, and represen-
tatives of those national and
collectivity services con-
cerned with maritime activi-
ties. The next six months
will be dedicated to defin-
ing a local maritime policy,
which will be followed by
operational propositions.


Three winners for the first edition!
Saturday, Novem-
ber 27 marked the
first edition of a
triathlon in Saint
Barthelemy. Orga-
nized by the associ-
ation, Saint Barth
Triathlon, this first
edition comprised a
750-meter swim-
ming sprint, a 20- 2,
km bicycle race, and a 5.-lin
run, with 22 athletes .ard 12
teams of three people iIpc r -
ing in mixed relays ThI!cc
French triathlon champions
-Sylvain Sudrie, long dis-
tance world champion;
Aur6lien Raphael, 2007
French juniors champion; and
Cyril Moreau, French military
team duathalon vice-champi-
on-took part in the event.
Leading the pack, this A-team
trio crossed the finish line by
the stadium in St Jean hand- _
in-hand, creating a triple vic-
tory in this first edition of the
Saint Barth Triathlon. The
organizers are planning the second edition for 2011, but on
a Sunday morning the next time.

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Grand Fond
For John McGinn and
friends, the annual beach
clean up on Thanksgiving
was worthwhile. "We had a
really nice > morn-
ing on the gorgeous beach at
Grand Fond," he explains.
"The weather was not too
hot, and there was a nice
breeze. There seemed to be
less debris on the beach than
in prior years, although we
still managed to fill five
large bags with plastic bot-
tles, plastic rope, bottle caps,
discarded toys, beach san-
dals, etc. Although we spent
two hours combing the
beach, there was still work
to be done when we left."
In addition to the group
from the US, a local resident
joined as well: "This year,
we had the wonderful addi-
tion of David Thyssen to the
party," says McGinn.

Clean-Up A
"David is a local resident of
Saint-Barth, a very ecologi-
cally-minded surfer, and
someone who has participat-
ed in other various beach
clean up efforts on the
David Steward, who has
participated from the
beginning and is one of the
< of the group, not-
ed how surprisingly enjoy-
able the annual tradition is:
<(You get to spend a couple
of hours on one of the
world's most beautiful
beaches, extremely physi-
cally and intellectually
Joey Hall, one of the origi-
nal founders of the Thanks-
giving beach clean up (but
who was unable to partici-
pate this year due to ill-
ness), said later that morn-
ing, <(it is about making


left to right: Eric Ellenbogen, Faith Gay, Marnie McBryde,
David Steward, and Michelle D'Ermo.

small steps in the right
direction...and giving
thanks for all we have.
McGinn noted that Sibarth
(their villa management
company) took care of
properly disposing of the
contents from the big bags
of debris (and even sent


over a bottle of cham-
pagne). "That evening, we
hosted a Thanksgiving Din-
ner for 24 people!" adds
McGinn, who should be
applauded for his efforts in
making the beach in Grand
Fond a little cleaner every

American painter Andrew Radcliffe (who currently has a
solo show at the Eden Rock) and his wife Kristen with their
annual Thanksgiving turkey at their home in Pointe Milou

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WHO is ST BARTH PHror-.K rnIS?
- A real estate and villa rental agenf y. St Barth Pri ip rimc% ISBPp was founded by American Peg Walsh in 1Q'L)
She coined and trademarked rhe tonip.ny motto Live Your Dreamnit, it became the foundation of SBP's mission
statement. In I 2' PCg's son, Tin Sni.% m.joined the business and is its vice prekldent and co-owner.
- The .on|ipan) repn-ienr s portfolio of over 150 private villas in St B.inrt. Iron ruomnirt little traditional casesv
to palatial estaels.
- Its real estate dIlM In, St. B.inh iPronpe r.% Silhheb's. International Re.nili, ha. a wonderful selection rif proper-
ties thai are listed for sale.
- It is the only .igenicy on the island that has both a United Sc.aus office and a St. B.rth office. Both offices are
owned by the same people i Pcg and [ 'lxI rid .at- fully staffed by a passionate and bhlrngu.Ld team whose mission
is to ensure that each and every client experiences a Dream Vacation on hlauliful St. Barth.
- PreLn.iknl Peg Walsh is .imLniill) awarded CiiOil Nast Tr.iclcr's esteemed Villk Renr.Il Sp1Ii.mliIi award'*
naming her one of the top villa rental agents worldwide and the best for St Barth.
- SBP offers a full range of ,ci 'ir c services: light arr.ngcmnlnnt, and air charters, airport and ierry meet and
green V'1P level services, car rentals, dinner reservations, villa provisioning. private chef services. h.Fbihing.
n:ri-:ls.s. snorkeling trips as well as arranging other activities... Plus, an oncall service 24/7.
- SBP hosts a cr-lI-tgelhLr c.kL.tiil party for all of its clients every Thursday at Bonito's, harbor view restauran...
A party that has become a lovely island tradition.
- Sr Barth Prpe.nie, ju't launched its Grand CmU tIllLc ini. a selection C the finest and amenity-laden
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) Daily at noon
DJ Yo One Sutt
rant La Plage, S
) Every Sunday
Salsa BBQ, Mai
des Cayes
) Every Thursd
Happy hour: 6-
Manapany, Ans
) Every Friday
After Work, live
6-9pm at La Pla
I Every evening
FB Julian resid
Kubbicle in Lon
6pm at 88, Can
) November 22-
Adam Falcom,
mix of soul, R&
jazz is giving au
critics something
about; from 9pn
Bete A Z'Ailes,

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 Tuesday December 7 solo exhibit of pointillist oil
Live Music with Soley for paintings.
Sunset & Dinner, at Do ) Through December 6
er at restau- Brazil, Gustavia Peter Gurnz photography at
t Jean ) Wednesday December 8 TomBeachArtStudio
Y Happy Hours with DJ Patris ) December 15 February 19
napany, Anse Gero from 7pm at Le Bistrot, Raimundo Figueroa exhibit
Gustavia at Elisa Bally, Cours
Lay Vend6me, second floor.
9pm, Permanent Exhibits
e des Cayes -Works by Cyrille Margarit,
& Saturday Yacht Club, Gustavia Nikki Beach, St Jean
music, from Eleven 12, Gustavia Paintings by Suzanne Mac
Ige, St Jean The Strand Supper Club, Nally, Les Artisans, Gustavia
P Gustavia Photography by Wolfgang
ent DJ at -The Strand Supper Club Ludes, Jean-Philippe Piter,
don, from Antoine Verglas at Clic
6 d'Or, Bookstore and Gallery,
S Gustavia
December 19 ) Friday December 3 Tony Caramanico at Clic
adventurous Welcome to Lithuania, Part 1, Gallery, Gustavia
B and funky Show Girl at Yacht Club, Jean Verrechia at Clic
diences and Gustavia Bookstore and Gallery,
g to talk ) Saturday December 4 Gustavia
a to midnight, Special Yacht Partyat Yacht Alain le Chatelier, Les
Gustavia Club, Gustavia Artisans, Gustavia

) Tuesday, December 2
- Cabaret performance with
show girls at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
- DJ Oliver Blake from Kube
Hotel St Tropez from 8pm at
La plage, St Jean
) Friday December 3
- After Work @ Pink Parrot -
Tapas & Music mixed by Yo
One from 6pm at La plage, St
- Soley from 9pm at La plage,
St Jean
- Live Music with Soley from
6pm, at Do Brazil, Gustavia
) Saturday December 4
- Date Me Accoustic Dance
Trio from SXM from 8pm at
La plage, St Jean
- Live Music with Soley for
Sunset & Dinner, at Do
Brazil, Gustavia
) Sunday December 5
Disco Party from 1pm with
DJ Max at Nikki Beach,
Saint Jean
- Live music with Yo One
from 1:30pm at La plage, St
- Chill Out Mix by DJ Oliver
Blake from Kube St Tropez
from 8pm at La Plage,

) Sunday, November 28
- Casino Royale at Yacht
Club, Gustavia
) Monday, November 29
Disco Night Fever, Yacht
Club, Gustavia
) Tuesday. November 30
So Staff!, at Yacht Club,
) Wednesday December 1st
Eyes Wide Shut, Evening in
white with blindfolds, Yacht
Club, Gustavia

Fashion Show
) Daily Fashion Shows
- Fashion Show: every lunch
& dinner, La Plage, St Jean
- Fashion Show from the
Poupette boutique, from
1:00pm at Tamarin, Saline.
- at 9:00pm Fashion show at
Ti St Barth except Sunday
I Every Tuesday
6:30pm: Fashion show by
the pool, from the boutique
at the Isle de France

) Through December 21
Andrew Radcliffe,


- Dave Stevenson, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
- Group show at Pipiri
Palace, Gustavia
- Rose Murray, Comptoir du
Cigare, Gustavia
- Sculptures by Timothy
Holmes, Comptoir du Cigare,
I Artists' Collections
-Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
-Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
-Mitchell Summer, Toiny
I Art Galleries
-Pipiri Boutique, Art Gallery
-Clic Gallery, Gustavia

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St Barth Weekly n0201

Michel and his staff are
happy to welcome you to their
pool-side restaurant for lunch & dinner.
Lobsters Fresh From The Tank
100 gfor 6,50 euros


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Real Estate
205-Exchange 2 new, ful-
ly equipped, side-by-side
apartments in Cupecoy,
Sint Maarten, in a high-
quality building with
security and swimming
pool (value of exchange
$500,000) for a house (lit-
tle or no land) or apart-
ment in a small co-op in
Saint Barth. Tel: 06 90 77
56 70. No agencies please.

For Sale, A charming villa
recently refurbished, com-
posed of a master bedroom
and two bedrooms for chil-
dren. Situated on the hill-
side of St Jean, the villa
offers a very pleasant liv-
ing-room which opens
onto the swimming-pool.
St Barth Properties
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

For Sale, A piece of land in
a constructible zone situat-
ed between Public and

Corossol. Ideal for con-
struction of a house or
St Barth Properties
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

For Sale, a property in
Corossol comprised of a
main house with two bed-
rooms, and a terrace with a
pool and two separate
buildings that can be used
either as studios or for
storage, and an office.
Good investment opportu-
nity for those looking to
receive income from sepa-
rated rental units.
St Barth Properties
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

Looking for
199-Looking for manage-
ment caretaking, mainte-
nance of house and gar-
den. Tel.: 06 90 73 77 85

1 Emergency numbers

Rescue At Sea
PAF / airport & port police

Fire dept.
Doctor on duty

Saint Jean

* Useful numbers
Tourism office
Boat company Voyager
Airlines company Winair
St-Barth Commuter
Air Caraibes
American Airlines


Town Hall
EDF (electricity company office)
Water system
Marine Reserve
Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Gustavia
Anglican church Sunday 9am.
Evangelical church Gustavia Sunday 9am

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Available day or evening

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