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Third wireless phone company in Saint Barth:

Amigo arrives

with reduced prices


WELCOME!

The Saint Barth
Weekly is happy to
be back for its third
season. The Weekly
is designed for you,
to help you put your
finger on the pulse of
the local community.
Featuring an English
r6sum6 of the top
stories of our French
newspaper
"Le Journal de Saint
Barth", as well as
original articles in
English, the Saint-
Barth Weekly is the
only completely
English-language
newspaper on the
island. It comes out
every Friday from
November through
the end of July. Our
most exciting news is
that each Friday, The
Weekly is also
available on line at
Saint-Barth Online
(www.st-barths.com),
the wonderful web
site that our friends
Laurence and Peter
O'Keefe created in
1996. Thanks to
them, you can now
download every
edition of the Saint-
Barth Weekly, so that
no matter where you
are in the world, you
can stay in contact
with the island.


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n addition to Orange
and Bouygues Tele-
com, a third cell
phone company opened
its doors in Saint Barth
last Monday: Amigo,
the GSM network from
Dauphin Telecom. The
fourth out of five
national phone compa-
nies, Dauphin Telecom
is quite a success story
for the group created by
Alain Haillant in Saint
Martin in 1998. The
company first launched
the Amigo network in
Saint Martin in June 3,
2003. By mid-2005,
they had 6,100 sub-
scribers.
In Saint-Barth, the
launch of the Amigo
network comes along


with special prices, as
much as 60% less than
some of the competi-
tion. According to Alain
Haillant, coverage
should be available on
the entire island by the
first week in May.
Thanks to an agreement
made with a company
on the Dutch side of
Saint Martin, TelCell,
Amigo also provides
complete coverage in
Saint Martin, as well as
the islands of Saba and
Saint Eustatius.
Cell phone plans for the
Amigo network are
available at their offices
in the rue du Roi Oscar
II, next to the Choisy
bakery. Telephone: 05
90 52 09 92.


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The of \ at their St Barth's -


No passport,

no entry!
Since January 1, 2006, the
frontier police at the airport
in St Jean and the Port of Gus-
tavia have registered 24 cases of
"entry not .ill .' cl" into French
territory. The 24 people in ques-
tion were refused entry to Saint
Barth and were sent back to their
own countries. Thirteen of these
people did not have the correct
visa DOM (French Overseas
Departmetn) needed by residents
of certain foreign countries to
gain access to French territory,
while nine of them were Ameri-
can citizens who did not have a
passport. Since July 1, 2005, the
French government has put a
stop to the formerly accepted
(yet illegal) practice of allowing
American citizens to enter Saint
Barth with just a driver's license
and birth certificate. They are
now required to present a valid
passport.

Two turned back
at the border
An American citizen from
Puerto Rico and an Australian
national were sent to their home
countries on March 2 and 6 respec-
tively, due to the irregularity of
their situation on French soil.
Authorized to work in Saint Barth,
they no longer worked at the
places where the authorization had
been granted. They were first tak-
en to an administrative detention
center at the Raizet airport in
Guadeloupe, then sent to their
home countries: Puerto Rico for
the first; Australia for the second.
Six other foreigners where also
"invited" to leave within the next
six months. While the border
police found these six people to be
working without proper authoriza-
tion, they and their employers
were unaware of the irregularity of
the situation, and their intentions
were not to break the law.






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Listen to music? Time Out keeps you up to date on local happenings. Let's party


I Special Events
This weekend: Expected
arrival of the 24 remaining
boats in the Transat Ag2r
Concameau St Barth


Live Music
I Every Evening
- Papa Guyo & Tanya Michelle,
from 9 pm to midnight, La Plage
Saint Jean
- "Johnny Hoy & The Blue Fish",
(Blues, Funk, Country) from 9
pm, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia
- Lounge mix, 7 pm to 1 am,
Bar't6, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
- All selected quality lounge music
by Philippe, Zanzibarth, St Jean
- Screen Live concert from
6.30pm, Cafe Yacht, Gustavia
- Alan Landry, piano, 8pm, Gaiac
restaurant, Hotel Le Toiny
I Every tuesday
- Stephane Cano, Bacardy cafe
Saint-Jean at 8pm
I Thursday, April 27
-St. Barth Film Festival:
Suite Habana by Femando Perez,
presented by Alfonso Garcia


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Osuna and Keith Wamer (Very
limited dialogue, Spanish with
English subtitles) 8pm at AJOE,
Lorient
- Bikini coca from 12pm,
La Plage, St Jean
- Latino Evening, Ti Zouk K'f6
Gustavia
- Nadege Emmanuelian, sunset
concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf,
Gustavia
I Friday, April 28
- St. Barth Film Festival:
Monsieur Etienne by Yann
Chayia, presented by the director
(French)
Havana Blues (Los Suenos de La
Habana) by Benito Zambrano,
presented by the cinematographer,
Jean-Claude Larrieu (Spanish
with French subtitles) 8pm at
AJOE, Lorient
- Funky party, music from the 80s
Ti Zouk K'f6, Gustavia
- Balearic Afternoon by Franky,
from 2 pm, La Plage, Saint-Jean
- Nadege Emmanuelian, sunset
concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf,
Gustavia
I Saturday. April 29
- St. Barth Film Festival:


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Letter from Irene by Tony Coco-
Viloin, presented by the director
and members o fthe cast
A Rain of Hope by Jacques Roc,
Haiti, presented by the director
(Creole & French with English
subtitles) 8pm at AJOE, Lorient
- Grand Mechant Zouk,
Ti Zouk K'f6 at 8pm
- Les Romantics in Live, Local
Band, Bacardi Cafe, St Jean
- BalearicAftemoon by Franky,
from 2 pm, La Plage, Saint-Jean
- Stephane Cano, sunset concert
from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Sunday, April 30
-St. Barth Film Festival:
La Noiraude by Fabienne Kanor
et Veronique Kanor, presented by
the directors (French)
15 Lanne Mizik by Janluk Stanis-
las, presented by the director
(French)
Santo Domingo Blues (Los
Tigueres de la Bachata) by Alex
Wolfe, presented by the director
(Spanish with French subtitles)
- "Emergency" party starting
at noon at La Plage, Saint-Jean
- Stephane Cano, sunset concert
from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Tuesday, May 2
- Nadege Emmanuelian,
sunset concert from 5:30pm,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
I Wednesday, May 3
- Nadege Emmanuelian,
sunset concert from 5:30,
Carl Gustaf, Gustavia

Let's Party
I Monday
-Monday Night Fever, 100%
disco, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
- Cream evening by Mateo, Yacht
Club, Gustavia
I Tuesday
-( II .i M .. I with Kim & Co,
Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
- "Laisse Parlerles Gens",
Caribean party, by Chaya, Yacht
Club, Gustavia
I Wednesday
- Plastic Boots Party by Carole,
Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou
- BBQ on the beach from
8 pm, Nikki Beach, St Jean


I Thursday,
Angel Party, Ti St-Barth
-Hot Night, Only Girl, with sur-
prise, Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Friday,
The Real Ti Party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
SSunday
- Amazing Sunday (DJ, fashion
show...), Nikki Beach, St-Jean
- Karaoke Party, Yacht Club

Night Club
I Every night
- Casa Nikki, mix by Jacques
Dumas & Pascal, Gustavia
- Feeling (except tuesday), Lurin,
from 10 pm
-Yacht Club, Gustavia
-Bubbles Club, Gustavia

Exhibits
I Through April 27
Jesse Chapman, at galerie
Me.di.um Gustavia.
I Through April
- Stephanie Leroux sculptures,
Carl Gustaf hotel, Gustavia
I Permanent exhibits
- Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
-Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
-Spidler, Christian Mas gallery,
Gustavia
-Zaza Noah, Tamarin, Saline
-Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
-Antoine Heckly, Made in Saint-
Barth boutique, St-Jean
I Art Galleries
-Eve Ducharme Art Gallery,
-To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
-Me.di.um gallery, Gustavia
-Central bART Gallery, near Ti
Zouk K'f6, Gustavia

Fashion Show
I Everyday
-1:30 2 pm, Case de l'ile, Hotel
Isle de France, lamands
- 9 pm, Lolita Jaca, La Scala
Restaurant, Gustavia
I From Tuesday to Sunday,
1.30pm, fashion show featuring
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LIGHTS, CAMERA,

11 TH ANNIVERSARY!
The curtain went up on the 1lth edition of the
St. Barth Film Festival, Cin6ma Caraibe. As
usual, the first film projection took place on
Tuesday evening at AJOE, with "Viva Cubana"
Juan Carlos Cremata's film about two children
on the cusp of adolescence. Wednesday saw
video screenings of "Another world" by french
film maker Steve Moreau and "Exp6dition Pro-
t1 'l)i'" by local director Cedric Robion. The
festival will close on Sunday with the final
evening dedicated to music with screening of
"La Noiraude", "15 Lann6 Musik" and 'Santo
Domingo Blues" by Alex Wolfe, porto-rican
film maker (see opposite).


Program


All films start at 8:00pm
atAJOE in Lorient


Shursday, April 27
Suite Habana
by Fernando Perez, Cuba/Spain, 2002, 35mm,
presented by the director (Very limited dia-
logue, Spanish with English ,uilili.bI
SFriday April 28
Monsieur Etienne
de Yann Chayia, Martinique/France, 2005,
35mm, presented by the director (French)
Havana Blues
(Los Suenos de La Habana) by Benito Zambra-
no, 2005 35mm, Spain/ Cuba/ France, present-
ed by the cinematographer, Jean-Claude Lar-
rieu (Spanish with French subtitles)
o Saturday, April 29
Letter from Irene
(La Lettre i Irene) by Tony Coco-Viloin,
Guadeloupe, 13min, 35mm, presented by the
director
A Rain of Hope (Pluie d'espoir)
by Jacques Roc, Haiti, 2005, 35mm, presented
by the director (Creole and French with Eng-
lish subtitles)
L Sunday, April 30
La Noiraude
by Fabienne Kanor et Veronique Kanor,
France, 29 min, video, presented by the direc-
tors (French)
15 Lann4 Mizik
by Janluk Stanislas, Guadeloupe, 2006,45 min,
video, presented by the director (French)
Santo Domingo Blues
(Los Tigueres de la Bachata) by Alex Wolfe,
USA, 75min, video, presented by the director
(Spanish with French subtitles)


A column about Interesting
Island Residents and Guest
People Watch by Ellen Lampert-Greaux

Alex Wolfe,


a Caribbean filmmaker


F lmmaker Alex Wolfe
makes his first visit to Saint
Barth as part of the llth
annual Saint Barth Film Festival,
where his documentary film,
Santo Domingo Blues, will be
shown on Sunday evening, April
30 at Ajoe Ellen Lampert-Gr6aux
chats with Wolfe to get a little
insight into this life and his out-
look on films and filmmaking.
St Barth Weekly: Having
grown up in Puerto Rico, do
you consider yourself a
Caribbean filmmaker?
Alex Wolfe: I spent the formative
years of my adolescence in Puer-
to Rico, and the experience
shaped my life as a human being
and an artist. I care deeply about
the people, the island, and the
culture of Puerto Rico. I am very
involved and interested in the
Caribbean and Latin America,
and will continue to make films
about this region. I do have
Caribbean sensibilities as a film-
maker.
St Barth Weekly : What made
you decide to become a film-
maker?
Alex Wolfe: My father used to
run a film society and I would
watch the films when I was a lit-
tle boy. The magic of the experi-
ence will never be surpassed.
St Barth Weekly: Are you pri-
marily interested in
documentaries?
Alex Wolfe: Yes, I find documen-
taries to be more I..ir -,iri,. mov-
ing, and meaningful, although
this is of course a sweeping gen-
eralization. Fiction films too often
seem contrived and hard for me
to take seriously.
St Barth Weekly : How did you
get interested in bachata and
the music of Santo Domingo?
Alex Wolfe: I have always been
into Latin music. This is one of


the things I inherited from Puerto
Rico. Bachata was actually
influenced early on by Puerto
Rican Jibaro music, especially in
the singing style. Bachata came
to my attention in the mid-90's
because I live in a very Domini-
can neighborhood in Brooklyn,
and I started to hear it in the local
bodegas. I was given a cassette
by my friend Nelson, and that
was all I needed.
St Barth Weekly: What were
the challenges in making afilm
in Santo Domingo?
Alex Wolfe: The production was
difficult because we had so little
money. My two friends and I
stayed in a tiny one-room flat
with no water and often no elec-
tricity. But the location turned
out to be perfect because the
neighborhood was "cien por
ciento bachatero." We filmed a
lot in the store right across the
street, where everyone hung out
and danced to bachata because
they had a generator!
St Barth Weekly: What are
your future projects?
Alex Wolfe: I am raising money
for a project on the environmen-
tal impact of American tourism
in the Yucatan, Mexico. I am
also working on a project set in
a Puerto Rican village about life
in a village during the course of
a year.


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For The Protection of Cetaceans


C aroline and Renato Rinaldi, co-
founders of the association,
Evasion Tropicale, participated
in the "Cetaceans Week" organized on
April 18-25 by the Marine Park of
Saint B.iililiii) They offered excur-
sions on their sailboat, Tzigane IV, out-
fitted for the marine mammal research
that their association conducts in the
waters of Guadeloupe. These excur-
sions are one of the activities proposed
by this non-profit group that was creat-
ed in Guadeloupe in 1993, and whose
expertise in the field of cetaceans has
led to a pilot project funded by the
United Nations, and .'iliClI, "A Study
To Increase Knowledge About Marine
Mammals of the Caribbean." The goal
of this project, whose main concern is
the protection of a variety of marine
mammals, including whales, as well as
the protection of the local whale habi-
tat, plus the establishment of regional
cooperation programs, and scientific
and scientific exchanges. The project
primarily concerns two species of the
28 different species identified in the
waters of the Caribbean: the humpback
whale and the sperm whale. If the
humpback whale is seen regularly in
Saint Barth between the months of Jan-
uary and May, the presence of the
sperm whale is much more exceptional
because the waters here are not deep
enough (these whales need between
500 and 600 meters of depth to make
their sounds). They do, however,
appear close to the island of Guade-
loupe, where Caroline and Renato,
who go whale watching at least 200
times over the course of the year,
observe them quite regularly. Thanks
to the photos they have taken of the
whales' tails, each one of which is dif-
ferent, Caroline and Renato have been
able to identify 220 sperm whales. If


51' of them were only seen once, the
other half has been seen on several
occasions. One of them, identified the
first time in 1998, has been seen as
many as 29 times. In 2000, between
Dominica and Guadeloupe, Carole and
Renato even saw a large sperm whale
identified in 1984 by the IFAW* -
where the association, Evasion Tropi-
cale, sends all its photos.
A .. ,7
in twh Caribbean?
Caroline and Renato are currently
working on a publication called "The
Fidelity of Sperm Whales To The
Caribbean." "The study shows that
quite a few of these whales go back
and forth between Guadeloupe
Dominica. That is an important fact,
and allows us to say to a Dominica that
is talking about voting (during the next
meeting of the International Whale
Commission) to allow the reopening of
whale hunting: be careful, you are
going to hunt in your waters, animals
that we protect in ours!" Caroline and
Renato, you are first and foremost
interested in environmental protection,
are also at the root of a petition against
the resumption of whale hunting; they
already have more than 3,0000 signa-
tures from -in. .11gi iiul the Guadeloupe
archipelago, and the petition will be
sent to the Minister of the Environment
in May. Goal? To motive representa-
tives of the French government, which
has always been opppsed to the
resumption of whale hunting, to create
a whale sanctuary in the waters of the
Caribbean Sea during their next meet-
ing of the CBI, in Saint Kitts, from
May 23-June 20. These environmental
protectionists fear that with the pres-
sure exerted on the by Japan, that
small, isolated nations in the


Caribbean, such as Dominica, Saint
Kitts, Nevis, and even Antigua, can
turn the tide to allow commercial
whale hunting to once again take place,
especially in the Caribbean, where it is
estimated that between 6,000 and
11,000 humpback whales migrate in
order to reproduce
hunts
In the Caribbean, the islands Saint Vin-
cent and the Grenadines hunt several
dozen marine mammals, including a
certain number of dolphins. In addi-
tion, they have a subsistence quota set
by the CBI, or International Whale
Commission, allowing the hunt of 20
humpback whales for each year from
2003 to 2007. Two other Caribbean
islands (Dominica and Sainte Lucie)
hunt as many as 400 tropical marine
mammals and several species of dol-
phins. They do not hide their inten-
tions, and just like Saint Kitts and
Nevis, following the example of Saint
Vincent and the Grenadines, plan to
ask for a subsistence quota during the
next meeting of the CBI in June.


* Lt1AW, the International tund for
Animal i. includes American and
S scientists, and has an .
cation bank with .. i'
taken '. the entire Atlantic
region. I serves as a research tool
that .,ii them, comparison
with photos received from correspon-
dents of the other side of the Atlantic, to
Sthe .. and itinerary of the
whale population, estimated at more
than '... Iin the Northern Atlantic.

** The CBI (International T .- Com-
mission) is responsible for the, .
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Gr6aux also designed his
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ARIES (March 21- April 19): Do not
get involved with individuals
who are already committed to
others. Don't blow situations out
of proportion. Get involved in
creative projects that will
enhance your earning power.
Remember; talk to them, not at
them.
TAURUS (Apr. 21- may 21): You
can accomplish a lot if you direct
your thoughts toward starting
your own small business on the
side. You should put in some
extra hours developing that crea-
tive idea you have. It might be
time to do some of those chores
at home. You may exaggerate
your emotional situation..
GEMINI (May 22-June 21): Extend
an invitation to clients you enjoy
spending time with. If you've
been under stress and worrying
about older members of the
family, it's time to come to terms
with the situation. Don't let
friends or relatives make you feel
guilty if you're not able to attend
one of their affairs. You may be
able to impart knowledge that's
innovative to those searching for
a new angle..
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can get away for a vacation, do
so. You may want to stay in the
background this week. Changes
in your home may be alarming at
first. You should put in some
extra hours developing that crea-
tive idea you have

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ties for travel and communication
are evident. Take your time. Tell
it like it is. You may have pro-
blems with children. You're
undergoing changes.
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over indulgence due to emotional
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hypnotic eyes will capture the
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are likely to occur. Problems on
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disconcerting. Your best efforts
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N¡86 April 27, 2006 Local News in English FREE LORIENTOPEN9 TO9 EVERYDAY05 90 29 72 46 WEEKLY Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" 05 90 27 65 19 stbarthweekly@wanadoo.fr St-Barth WEEKLY THROUGHSUNDAY,APRIL30 11THANNUALSTBARTHFILMFESTIVAL

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St Barth Weekly n¡86 2 In addition to Orange and Bouygues Telecom, a third cell phone company opened its doors in Saint Barth last Monday: Amigo, the GSM network from Dauphin Telecom. The fourth out of five national phone companies, Dauphin Telecom is quite a success story for the group created by Alain Haillant in Saint Martin in 1998. The company first launched the Amigo network in Saint Martin in June 3, 2003. By mid-2005, they had 6,100 subscribers. In Saint-Barth, the launch of the Amigo network comes along with special prices, as much as 60% less than some of the competition. According to Alain Haillant, coverage should be available on the entire island by the first week in May. Thanks to an agreement made with a company on the Dutch side of Saint Martin, TelCell, Amigo also provides complete coverage in Saint Martin, as well as the islands of Saba and Saint Eustatius. Cell phone plans for the Amigo network are available at their offices in the rue du Roi Oscar II, next to the Choisy bakery. Telephone: 05 90 52 09 92. Thir d wir eless phone company in Saint Bar th: Amigo arrives with reduced prices No passport, no entry!Since January 1, 2006, the frontier police at the airport in St Jean and the Port of Gustavia have registered 24 cases of "entry not allowed" into French territory. The 24 people in question were refused entry to Saint Barth and were sent back to their own countries. Thirteen of these people did not have the correct visa DOM (French Overseas Departmetn) needed by residents of certain foreign countries to gain access to French territory, while nine of them were American citizens who did not have a passport. Since July 1, 2005, the French government has put a stop to the formerly accepted (yet illegal) practice of allowing American citizens to enter Saint Barth with just a driver's license and birth certificate. They are now required to present a valid passport.Two turned back at the borderAn American citizen from Puerto Rico and an Australian national were sent to their home countries on March 2 and 6 respectively, due to the irregularity of their situation on French soil. Authorized to work in Saint Barth, they no longer worked at the places where the authorization had been granted. They were first taken to an administrative detention center at the Raizet airport in Guadeloupe, then sent to their home countries: Puerto Rico for the first; Australia for the second. Six other foreigners where also "invited" to leave within the next six months. While the border police found these six people to be working without proper authorization, they and their employers were unaware of the irregularity of the situation, and their intentions were not to break the law. WELCOME!The Saint Barth Weekly is happy to be back for its third season. The Weekly is designed for you, to help you put your finger on the pulse of the local community. Featuring an English rŽsumŽ of the top stories of our French newspaper "Le Journal de Saint Barth", as well as original articles in English, the SaintBarth Weekly is the only completely English-language newspaper on the island. It comes out every Friday from November through the end of July. Our most exciting news is that each Friday, The Weekly is also available on line at Saint-Barth Online (www.st-barths.com), the wonderful web site that our friends Laurence and Peter O'Keefe created in 1996. Thanks to them, you can now download every edition of the SaintBarth Weekly, so that no matter where you are in the world, you can stay in contact with the island. The staff of Amigo at their St Barth's office

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GALERIE ASIEANTIQUITIESrare finds from asia & beyondWe are pleased to present a very eclectic selection of quality pieces collected during more than thirty years of travel and exploration throughout Asia : Furniture, Buddhas, Primitive arts, Tibetan religious art, Rare objectsÉ Worldwide shipping available Please make an appointment for a personal presentation of a large number of remarkable and exceptional pieces (museum quality) We also offer a free search service to help you locate that very special piece you have been looking for so longÉ "Because time and distances appear diminished, and because our world, previously so vast, seems smaller every day, we enjoy surrounding ourselves with beautiful things from the pastÉ"Afghanistan Burma China India Indonesia Laos Nepal New-Guinea ThailandTibeton the harbour rue Samuel Fahlberg, (opp. Sibarth) Gustavia Saint-Barthelemy (F.W.I.) (Shan Budha 17th C.)

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St Barth Weekly n¡86 04 Live Music Every Evening Papa Guyo & Tanya Michelle, from 9 pm to midnight, La Plage Saint Jean "Johnny Hoy & The Blue Fish", (Blues, Funk, Country) from 9 pm, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia Lounge mix, 7 pm to 1 am, Bar't™, hotel Guanahani, Grand Cul de Sac All selected quality lounge music by Philippe,Zanzibarth, St Jean Screen Live concert from 6.30pm, CafŽ Yacht, Gustavia Alan Landry, piano, 8pm, Ga•ac restaurant, Hotel Le Toiny Every tuesday StŽphane Cano, Bacardy cafŽ Saint-Jean at 8pm Thursday , April 27 -St. Barth Film Festival: Suite Habana by Fernando Perez, presented by Alfonso Garcia Osuna and Keith Warner (Very limited dialogue, Spanish with English subtitles) 8pm at AJOE, Lorient Bikini coca from12pm, La Plage, St Jean Latino Evening, Ti Zouk K'fŽ Gustavia Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Friday , April 28 -St. Barth Film Festival: Monsieur Etienne by Yann Chayia, presented by the director (French) Havana Blues (Los Suenos de La Habana) by Benito Zambrano, presented by the cinematographer, Jean-Claude Larrieu (Spanish with French subtitles) 8pm at AJOE, Lorient Funky party, music from the 80s Ti Zouk K'fŽ, Gustavia Balearic Afternoon by Franky, from 2 pm, La Plage,Saint-Jean Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Saturday , April 29 -St. Barth Film Festival: Letter from Irene by Tony CocoViloin, presented by the director and members o fthe cast ARain of Hope by Jacques Roc, Haiti, presented by the director (Creole & French with English subtitles) 8pm at AJOE, Lorient Grand MŽchant Zouk, Ti Zouk K'fŽ at 8pm Les Romantics in Live, Local Band, Bacardi CafŽ, St Jean BalearicAfternoon by Franky, from 2 pm, La Plage,Saint-Jean StŽphane Cano, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Sunday , April 30 -St. Barth Film Festival: La Noiraude by Fabienne Kanor et Veronique Kanor, presented by the directors (French) 15 LannŽ Mizik by Janluk Stanislas, presented by the director (French) Santo Domingo Blues (Los T’gueres de la Bachata) by Alex Wolfe, presented by the director (Spanish with French subtitles) "Emergency" party starting at noon at La Plage, Saint-Jean StŽphane Cano, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia T uesday , May 2 Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:30pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia W ednesday , May 3 Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, GustaviaLet's Party Monday Monday Night Fever, 100% disco, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Cream evening by Mateo, Yacht Club, Gustavia T uesday Cabaret Show, with Kim & Co, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou "Laisse Parler les Gens", Caribean party, by Chaya, Yacht Club, Gustavia W ednesday Plastic Boots Party by Carole, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou BBQ on the beach from 8 pm, Nikki Beach, St Jean Thursday , Angel Party, Ti St-Barth Hot Night, Only Girl, with surprise, Yacht Club, Gustavia Friday , The Real Ti Party, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Sunday Amazing Sunday (DJ, fashion showÉ), Nikki Beach, St-Jean KaraokŽ Party, Yacht ClubNight Club Every night Casa Nikki, mix by Jacques Dumas & Pascal, Gustavia Feeling (except tuesday), Lurin, from 10 pm -Yacht Club, Gustavia Bubbles Club, GustaviaExhibits Through April 27 Jesse Chapman, at galerie Me.di.um Gustavia. Through April StŽphanie Leroux sculptures, Carl Gustaf hotel, Gustavia Permanent exhibits Alain le Chatelier, Les Artisans, Gustavia Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac Spidler, Christian Mas gallery, Gustavia Zaza Noah, Tamarin, Saline Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac Antoine Heckly, Made in SaintBarth boutique, St-Jean Art Galleries Eve Ducharme Art Gallery, To-b.art galerie, Gustavia Me.di.um gallery, Gustavia Central bARTGallery, near Ti Zouk K'fŽ, GustaviaFashion Show Everyday 1:30 2 pm, Case de l'”le, Hotel Isle de France, Flamands 9 pm, Lolita Jaca, La Scala Restaurant, Gustavia From T uesday to Sunday , 1.30pm, fashion show featuring Geisha Vampire, La Plage, St Jean Every T uesday evening , 6:30 pm, Boutique of the H™tel Isle de France, FlamandsT TI I M M E EO OU U T T 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! Special Events This weekend: Expected arrival of the 24 remaining boats in the Transat Ag2r Concarneau St Barth

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St Barth Weekly n¡86 06Filmmaker Alex Wolfe makes his first visit to Saint Barth as part of the 11th annual Saint Barth Film Festival, where his documentary film, Santo Domingo Blues, will be shown on Sunday evening, April 30 at Ajoe Ellen Lampert-GrŽaux chats with Wolfe to get a little insight into this life and his outlook on films and filmmaking. St Barth Weekly : Having grown up in Puerto Rico, do you consider yourself a Caribbean filmmaker? Alex Wolfe: I spent the formative years of my adolescence in Puerto Rico, and the experience shaped my life as a human being and an artist. I care deeply about the people, the island, and the culture of Puerto Rico. I am very involved and interested in the Caribbean and Latin America, and will continue to make films about this region. I do have Caribbean sensibilities as a filmmaker. St Barth Weekly : What made you decide to become a filmmaker? Alex Wolfe: My father used to run a film society and I would watch the films when I was a little boy. The magic of the experience will never be surpassed. St Barth Weekly : Are you primarily interested in documentaries? Alex Wolfe: Yes, I find documentaries to be more engaging, moving, and meaningful, although this is of course a sweeping generalization. Fiction films too often seem contrived and hard for me to take seriously. St Barth Weekly : How did you get interested in bachata and the music of Santo Domingo? Alex Wolfe: I have always been into Latin music. This is one of the things I inherited from Puerto Rico. Bachata was actually influenced early on by Puerto Rican Jibaro music, especially in the singing style. Bachata came to my attention in the mid-90's because I live in a very Dominican neighborhood in Brooklyn, and I started to hear it in the local bodegas. I was given a cassette by my friend Nelson, and that was all I needed. St Barth Weekly : What were the challenges in making a film in Santo Domingo? Alex Wolfe: The production was difficult because we had so little money. My two friends and I stayed in a tiny one-room flat with no water and often no electricity. But the location turned out to be perfect because the neighborhood was "cien por ciento bachatero." We filmed a lot in the store right across the street, where everyone hung out and danced to bachata because they had a generator! St Barth Weekly : What are your future projects? Alex Wolfe: I am raising money for a project on the environmental impact of American tourism in the Yucatan, Mexico. I am also working on a project set in a Puerto Rican village about life in a village during the course of a year.People W atch Alex Wolfe, a Caribbean filmmakerA column about Interesting Island Residents and Guest by Ellen Lampert-Greaux Program T T h h u u r r s s d d a a y y , , A A p p r r i i l l 2 2 7 7 Suite Habanaby Fernando Perez, Cuba/Spain, 2002, 35mm, presented by the director (Very limited dialogue, Spanish with English subtitles) F F r r i i d d a a y y A A p p r r i i l l 2 2 8 8 Monsieur Etiennede Yann Chayia, Martinique/France, 2005, 35mm, presented by the director (French)Havana Blues(Los Suenos de La Habana) by Benito Zambrano, 2005 35mm, Spain/ Cuba/ France, presented by the cinematographer, Jean-Claude Larrieu (Spanish with French subtitles) S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y , , A A p p r r i i l l 2 2 9 9 Letter from Irene(La Lettre ˆ Irne) by Tony Coco-Viloin, Guadeloupe, 13min, 35mm, presented by the director A Rain of Hope(Pluie d'espoir) by Jacques Roc, Haiti, 2005, 35mm, presented by the director (Creole and French with English subtitles) S S u u n n d d a a y y , , A A p p r r i i l l 3 3 0 0 La Noiraudeby Fabienne Kanor et Veronique Kanor, France, 29 min, video, presented by the directors (French)15 LannŽ Mizikby Janluk Stanislas, Guadeloupe, 2006, 45 min, video, presented by the director (French)Santo Domingo Blues(Los T’gueres de la Bachata) by Alex Wolfe, USA, 75min, video, presented by the director (Spanish with French subtitles) All films start at 8:00pm at AJOE in LorientFestival CinŽma Cara•be LIGHTS, CAMERA, 11THANNIVERSARY!The curtain went up on the 11th edition of the St. Barth Film Festival, CinŽma Cara•be. As usual, the first film projection took place on Tuesday evening at AJOE, with "Viva Cubana" Juan Carlos Cremata's film about two children on the cusp of adolescence.Wednesday saw video screenings of "Another world" by french film maker Steve Moreau and "ExpŽdition Prototype" by local director Cedric Robion. The festival will close on Sunday with the final evening dedicated to music with screening of "La Noiraude", "15 LannŽ Musik" and ÔSanto Domingo Blues" by Alex Wolfe, porto-rican film maker (see opposite).

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Caroline and Renato Rinaldi, cofounders of the association, Evasion Tropicale, participated in the "Cetaceans Week" organized on April 18-25 by the Marine Park of Saint BarthŽlemy. They offered excursions on their sailboat, Tzigane IV, outfitted for the marine mammal research that their association conducts in the waters of Guadeloupe. These excursions are one of the activities proposed by this non-profit group that was created in Guadeloupe in 1993, and whose expertise in the field of cetaceans has led to a pilot project funded by the United Nations, and entitled, "AStudy To Increase Knowledge About Marine Mammals of the Caribbean." The goal of this project, whose main concern is the protection of a variety of marine mammals, including whales, as well as the protection of the local whale habitat, plus the establishment of regional cooperation programs, and scientific and scientific exchanges. The project primarily concerns two species of the 28 different species identified in the waters of the Caribbean: the humpback whale and the sperm whale. If the humpback whale is seen regularly in Saint Barth between the months of January and May, the presence of the sperm whale is much more exceptional because the waters here are not deep enough (these whales need between 500 and 600 meters of depth to make their sounds). They do, however, appear close to the island of Guadeloupe, where Caroline and Renato, who go whale watching at least 200 times over the course of the year, observe them quite regularly. Thanks to the photos they have taken of the whales'tails, each one of which is different, Caroline and Renato have been able to identify 220 sperm whales. If 50% of them were only seen once, the other half has been seen on several occasions. One of them, identified the first time in 1998, has been seen as many as 29 times. In 2000, between Dominica and Guadeloupe, Carole and Renato even saw a large sperm whale identified in 1984 by the IFAW* Ñ where the association, Evasion Tropicale, sends all its photos. AWhale Sanctuary in the Caribbean? Caroline and Renato are currently working on a publication called "The Fidelity of Sperm Whales To The Caribbean." "The study shows that quite a few of these whales go back and forth between Guadeloupe Dominica. That is an important fact, and allows us to say to a Dominica that is talking about voting (during the next meeting of the International Whale Commission) to allow the reopening of whale hunting: be careful, you are going to hunt in your waters, animals that we protect in ours!" Caroline and Renato, you are first and foremost interested in environmental protection, are also at the root of a petition against the resumption of whale hunting; they already have more than 3,0000 signatures from throughout the Guadeloupe archipelago, and the petition will be sent to the Minister of the Environment in May. Goal? To motive representatives of the French government, which has always been opppsed to the resumption of whale hunting, to create a whale sanctuary in the waters of the Caribbean Sea during their next meeting of the CBI, in Saint Kitts, from May 23-June 20. These environmental protectionists fear that with the pressure exerted on the by Japan, that small, isolated nations in the Caribbean, such as Dominica, Saint Kitts, Nevis, and even Antigua, can turn the tide to allow commercial whale hunting to once again take place, especially in the Caribbean, where it is estimated that between 6,000 and 11,000 humpback whales migrate in order to reproduceWhale huntsIn the Caribbean, the islands Saint Vincent and the Grenadines hunt several dozen marine mammals, including a certain number of dolphins. In addition, they have a subsistence quota set by the CBI, or International Whale Commission, allowing the hunt of 20 humpback whales for each year from 2003 to 2007. Two other Caribbean islands (Dominica and Sainte Lucie) hunt as many as 400 tropical marine mammals and several species of dolphins. They do not hide their intentions, and just like Saint Kitts and Nevis, following the example of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, plan to ask for a subsistence quota during the next meeting of the CBI in June. * L'IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare, includes American and Canadians scientists, and has an identification bank with 6,000 images of whales taken throughout the entire Atlantic region. This serves as a research tool that allows them, through comparison with photos received from correspondents of the other side of the Atlantic, to follow the migration and itinerary of the whale population, estimated at more than 6,000, in the Northern Atlantic. ** The CBI (International Whale Commission) is responsible for the regulation of whale hunting, and establishes the quotas and species that can be hunted.Evasion Tropicale, An Association For The Protection of Cetaceans

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St Barth Weekly n¡86 10Known for its powerful benefitsÑ soothing, healing, and refreshingÑ the aloe vera plant has been used for over 5,000 years as an active ingredient in many skin care products. This includes a new line of products called TIALOES, created in Saint Barth by island native, Pascal GrŽaux of Anse des Cayes. After a high school major in science and pre-med, he did his military service before starting to take correspondence courses to become an assistant pharmacist. He currently works in one of the island's pharmacies and became interested in creating his own line of skin products. "My mother worked in a hospital setting and I did training courses at the infirmary and the hospital," GrŽaux notes. Launched in February 2006, this new product line was created to fill a niche that GrŽaux saw for products that are made with primarily natural ingredients, and that appeal to the many visitors who come to Saint Barth and are concerned with the care of their skin. "I had the idea three years ago," GrŽaux recalls. He personally developed the formulas used for his products, which range from after-sun gel and face masks to shampoo and lip balm. "Everything is made with aloe, other plant extracts, and oils," he says. The products are also rich in vitamins E, A, C, and B, as well as mineral salts, amino acids, and enzymes to help moisturize and refresh the skin. Once the formulas were set, GrŽaux found a laboratory in France that tested each of the products and now manufactures them. "We don't have the structure to make this kind of natural product here in Saint Barth," he explains. "The products are fragile, and a lot of care goes into making them." In fac,t GrŽaux is hoping to get a "Bio label" for his products, emphasizing their natural, environmentally friendly ingredients. GrŽaux also designed his own packaging, which incorporates the outline of an aloe plant as a logo that he drew himself and that appears on white tubes with an orange and green graphic treatment; he even writes his own marketing copy. The TIALOES products, which can be used by both men and women, are for sale in the pharmacies of Saint Barth, as well as at Privilege, Totem Surf Shop, Physea, and the boutique at the Isle de France, as well as a pharmacy in Saint Martin and one in Marie Galante. TIALOES: New natural skin care products available in Saint Barth THE BEST WAY TO BE CONNECTEDCentre @lizésCyber caféINTERNET … PHONE … FAX SERVICE Monday to Saturday (non stop) 8.30 am … 8.30 pm Sunday & holidays 3.00 pm … 8.30 pmCELLULAR RENTAL … LAPTOP RENTAL PUBLIC PHONE PREPAID PHONE CARD COPIES WEBCAM … TCHAT SCAN SEND & RECEIVE FAX Immeuble Chamade … First floor (in front of Carat)Tel : 05 90 29 89 89 … Fax : 05 90 29 81 10 WEEKLY St-BarthStay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ON"www.st-barths.com"

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St Barth Weekly n¡86 12 Local WeatherHoroscopeThursday Chance of rain High: 80¡F/27¡C Wind East, 15 mph/25 km/h Chance of precipitation: 30%Night :Clear Low: 78¡F / 26¡C Wind ENE 17 mph / 28 km/hFriday Chance of rain High: 80¡F/27¡C Wind East 13 mph / 21 km/h Chance of precipitation: 20%Night :Chance of a thunderstorm. Low: 78¡F / 26¡C Wind East 15 mph/25 km/hSaturdayChance of a Thunderstorm High: 80¡F/27¡C Wind East 8 mph /14 km/h Chance of precipitation: 20%Night :Chance of a thunderstorm Low: 78¡F / 26¡C Wind ENE 15mph/25km/hSundayChance of a Thunderstorm High: 80¡F/27¡C Wind ENE 11mph /18km/h Chance of precipitation: 30%Night :Chance of rain Low: 78¡F / 26¡C Wind NE 15mph/25km/h St Barth WEEKLYPublished by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth"Ph. : 05.90.27.65.19 Fax : 05.90.27.91.60 ISSN-1766-9278e e m m a a i i l l : : s s t t b b a a r r t t h h w w e e e e k k l l y y @ @ w w a a n n a a d d o o o o . . f f r r Director & layout : Aviga‘l Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute, Translation and English texts: Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe : Rosemond Greaux, Advertising sales : ChloŽ Ameur Impression : Daily Herald The traffic circle at La Tourmente (the top of the hill near the airport) has altered the traffic patterns for who has the right-ofway. Now, vehicles already engaged in the traffic circle have priority. Below is a small diagram to help you figure out what to do. =FORYOURINFORMATION YIELD : You do not have the right of way= Driving in St BarthsROUND-ABOUTATLATOURMENTE ARIES (March 21April 19) : Do not get involved with individuals who are already committed to others. Don't blow situations out of proportion. Get involved in creative projects that will enhance your earning power. Remember; talk to them, not at them. T AURUS (Apr . 21may 21) : You can accomplish a lot if you direct your thoughts toward starting your own small business on the side. You should put in some extra hours developing that creative idea you have. It might be time to do some of those chores at home. You may exaggerate your emotional situation.. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) : Extend an invitation to clients you enjoy spending time with. If you've been under stress and worrying about older members of the family, it's time to come to terms with the situation. Don't let friends or relatives make you feel guilty if you're not able to attend one of their affairs. You may be able to impart knowledge that's innovative to those searching for a new angle.. CANCER (June 22-July 22) : If you can get away for a vacation, do so. You may want to stay in the background this week. Changes in your home may be alarming at first. You should put in some extra hours developing that creative idea you haveLEO (July 23-Aug 22) : Opportunities for travel and communication are evident. Take your time. Tell it like it is. You may have problems with children. You're undergoing changes.VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) : You are best to work at home if you can. Spend some time on yourself. Your creative input will be appreciated by your boss. Financial investments that deal with joint money can be extremely prosperous.LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) : You could have trouble persuading others to accept your ideas and opinions. Don't argue with family. Visit friends or relatives you don't get to see very often. Control your anger. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov . 22) : Such over indulgence due to emotional upset will be your downfall. Your hypnotic eyes will capture the hearts of those who interest you. You will be entertained and intrigued by the logic foreigners possess. Think before you act. SAGITT ARIUS (Nov . 23 -Dec. 21) :Don't forget that your budget is limited right now. Family members may want you at home, when your heart is telling you to spend time with someone you recently met. You may have the energy to clear up that mound of paperwork facing you. Organize social events or family gatherings. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.Jan. 20) :Insincere gestures of friendliness are likely to occur. 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St Barth Weekly n¡86 14 Classified adsRentalGustavia, waterfront triplex apt, 360 sqft, furnished one bedroom A/C, 2 bathrooms, living room w. dining area, kitchen, terrace facing the harbour. 1995 euros/month Fax./tel : (0590) 29.74.48 or kokon@wanadoo.fr Real Estate85-88For sale owner to owner, panoramic view of St Jean Bay beautifull villa entirely new. Contact 06 90 711 575 or kayquattrocchi@hotmail.com For sale: brasserie business located in St. Jean. 3-6-9 year lease. For additional information write to brasserie_creole@wanadoo.fr Exclusivity For Sale : 6 bedrooms / 4 bathvilla, living room, large terrace + additionnal fully equipped studio, pool, sea view, Flamands area. Well maintained, furnished. 2.250.000 euros. Contact "St Barth Properties; Sotheby's internationnal realty" at 0590 29 75 05 For Sale, Saint.Jean, close to the beach, 2 bedrooms / 2 bath villa, living room, pool, ajoupa. Recent building. 1 200 000 euros. Contact "St Barth Properties; Sotheby's internationnal realty" at 0590 29 75 05 Villa for sale Top hill villa in St Jean, great views, 2 bed/ 2 bath, garage 1.185.000 euros. Ref. : 06.252 Contact les Vents AlizŽs: (590) 590 27 78 70 or email : michele.alizes@ wanadoo.fr Business for sale Easy to run 190.000 euros Ref. : 06.249 Contact les Vents AlizŽs: (590) 590 27 78 70 or email : michele.alizes@ wanadoo.fr Villa for saleVilla near St Jean, Lovely beach, 2 bed / 2 bath and pool & ajoupa 1.200.000 euros. Ref. : 06.250 Contact les Vents AlizŽs: (590) 590 27 78 70 or email : michele.alizes@ wanadoo.fr Facing the ocean: charming, typical Creole cottages, two bedrooms, very good condition, 1,350,000 euros. Call for additional information: IMMO BUSINESS 05 90 29 22 98, immo-business@wanadoo.fr Sublime and prestigious ensemble of villas and very private cottages, refined decor and architecture, limitless views of the turquoise horizon 3,800.000 euros Call for additional information: IMMO BUSINESS 05 90 29 22 98, immobusiness@wanadoo.fr For Sale, Pointe Milou leeward, West oriented with exceptionnal view, 2 bedrooms /2 bath villa, living room, pool. Furnished. High rental potential. 1.500.000 euros. Contact "St Barth Properties, Sotheby's internationnal realty" at 0590 29 75 05 LandLand for sale with a building permit, large open sea view, great size for a quiet place. Call for additional information: IMMO BUSINESS 05 90 29 22 98, immo-business@wanadoo.fr Looking for Rental"Mature American couple seeks long-term (one year) rental of 2 or 3 bedroom house, beginning May 1 or May 15. All areas of island considered. House with view of the sea or close to the beach preferred. Pool not necessary. Contact Neil: neil_104@yahoo.com or 001-781-259-0190" Looking for workMy name is Andrea, I am looking for a housekeeping job. I am a very serious woman. Please call 06 90 711 575 WEEKLY St-BarthStay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ON"www.st-barths.com"

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Immo Business rue Lafayette Gustavia BP 119 97133 Saint BarthŽlemy TŽl. : (590) 590 292 298 ou 06 90 39 85 86 Fax : (590) 590 293 295 immo-business@wanadoo.frCharming and spacious new villa with view of St Jean Bay, three bedrooms in two bungalows, swimming pool, plus independent apartment with two bedrooms. $2,100,000 300 meters from the beach High-quality construction, Two bedroom villa, perfect condition Luxury detail 1,200,000   An untamed natural setting surrounds this charming villa, built on 1900 Sq meters of flat, accessible land. Two bedrooms, large terrace, garage, and independent apartment. 1,400,000 euros Shipping rescue 05 96 70 92 92 Gendarmerie 05 90 27 11 70 P AF / airport & port police 05 90 29 76 76 Hospital 05 90 27 60 35 Fire dept. 18 / 05 90 27 66 13 Doctor on duty 05 90 27 76 03 Pharmacy AŽroport 05 90 27 66 61 Gustavia05 90 27 61 82 Saint Jean05 90 29 02 12T ourism office 05 90 27 87 27 Harbour 05 90 27 66 97 Boat company Voyager05 90 87 10 68 Rapid Explorer05 90 27 60 33 Airlines companyWinair05 90 27 61 01 St-BarthCommuter05 90 27 54 54 Air Cara•bes05 90 27 71 90 American Airlines 00 599 54 52040 T axis Gustavia 05 90 27 66 31 Saint-Jean05 90 27 75 81 T own Hall 05 90 29 80 40 EDF (electricity company office)05 90 29 80 81 W ater system 05 90 27 60 33 Post office Gustavia05 90 27 62 00 Marine Reser ve 06 90 31 70 73 Catholic chur ch 05 90 27 95 38 Anglican chur ch Sunday 9am. 05 90 29 74 63 Evangelical chur ch St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am Emergency numbers Useful numbers