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Last Saturday, after a period of 3
great suspense, Groupe Bel (Kito
de Pavant/Pietro d'Ali) was the
first boat to cross the fnish line
of the Transat Concarneau-
Saint-Barth in the Port of
Gustavia. Twenty-eight boats set
sail from Concarneau on April 9.
After three weeks of racing, the
25 boats that finished the race
arrived within 24 hours of each
other. A first for the Transat...
Set by the top sailors, this fast
pace was quite exhausting!
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ST. BARTH FILM FESTIVAL:

A VERY INTERESTING YEAR


Take fine wines: their vintages
vary from year to year. The
same is true for the St. Barth
Film Festival, which was very differ-
ent this year than in the past, but every
bit as culturally enriching. Dedicated
to Caribbean films and filmmakers,
the St. Barth Film Festival, Cin6ma
Caraibe, affords a look at life on
neighboring islands, and occasionally
as far away as Latin and South Ameri-
ca. This year (with
the exception of one
film: Another World
by Steve Moreau),
the focus was on
islands that are close
to St Barth, at least
geographically, with
films shot in Cuba,
Guadeloupe, Mar-
tinique, and Haiti, or
by filmmakers with
roots in those coun-
tries. The richness of
Caribbean culture, its
joys and its prob-
lems, both social and
economic, can be
seen in some of these films, while oth-
er concentrate on human relationships
and the interaction of the sexes.
Over the past decade, the St Barth
Film Festival has earned a place for
itself, not just on the cultural calendar
here on the island, but also on the
overall cultural landscape of the
Caribbean, and especially on the main
island of Guadeloupe, where there is
an active film community. A good
example of this is filmmaker Tony
Coco-Viloin, now rather well-known
in Saint Barth as he has been here four
times: three times in the context of the
film festival, and once when the festi-
val brought him back to participate in
the arts festival that takes place in ear-
ly December. This past winter, Tony
shot a new short film, Lettre a Irene
(Letter To Irene), and sight unseen, we
agreed that he would present the pre-
miere of the film here in Saint Barth.
He kept his part of the bargain, espe-
cially as the final editing of the film
was done literally in the days before


he came to the festival. Interesting
enough, Rosemond Gr6aux and his
sister, Jeanne-Marie, went to Guade-
loupe last winter to be extras in the
film (representing their !i.iinid.ihci in
a way, as they played soldiers from
WWI, and their grandfather was
among the dozen or so men from St
Barth who fought for France in that
war), along with musician Dominik
Coco (who sat in for a great set with
percussionist PapaGuyo at La Plage,
.. '-^


to the delight of all). All three were
here to present the film, along with
Coco-Viloin, and two actresses, Esther
Mrytil and Magali Solignat, who
appear in the film. Why so many peo-
ple for one film? Why so many guests
this year? From Fabienne and
V6ronique Kanor, with their short
film, La Noiraude, to Jean-Claude Lar-
rieu, the French cinematographer who
shot Habana Suite in Cuba for Spanish
filmmaker Benito Zambrano. From
Janluk Stanislas, part of the next wave
in Guadeloupe, and his film about
Dominik Coco to Yann Chayia, also
with roots in Guadeloupe and Mar-
tinique, and his short film, Monsieur
Etienne. And Alex Wolfe, an American
filmmaker who grew up in Puerto
Rico, who had people dancing in their
seats with his documentary on bachata
in Santo Domingo. Plus more shorts
than ever before, and the introduction
of video projection on the tennis court
ofAJOE. Why this sudden growth?
Good question, but the response is


very simple. With the encouragement
of the DRAC and Conseil Regional in
Guadeloupe, the festival had more
films and more guests than any other
year. One of the goals of this increased
number of film professionals was to
help regional filmmakers make contact
with colleagues from Europe and the
United States, making the St Barth
Film Festival an important gateway to
markets beyond the Caribbean. Anoth-
er reason was the organization of a
professional meeting
last Saturday after-
'noon at which 30
.J! .film professionals -
directors, producers,
actors, cinematogra-
phers met to dis-
cuss the problems
faced in producing
and distributing
a films in the
Caribbean. Many of
These issues have
been discussed infor-
mally in the past as
the festival guests
talked among them-
selves over a ti'punch, but this meet-
ing put things into a more formal per-
spective, and a list of action items was
established.
With the arrival of the Transat, the
same weekend as the festival, audi-
ences may have been a little smaller in
the past, but the cin6philes on the
island seemed happy with the films
they saw, and are already asking what
we have planned for next year.
Next year? With the small, volunteer
staff of the festival still trying to catch
up on sleep, it's hard to start thinking
about next year. First we need to thank
all of the people and places, especially
the municipality of Saint Barth and
AJOE, and the many businesses that
make this festival possible. But give us
a few months and we'll be back on the
hunt for a program of interesting, com-
pelling, and thought-provoking films
about the Caribbean or by Caribbean
filmmakers, in the hopes that our 12th
edition will be one of the finest vin-
tages yet!






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Fifth annual Theatre Festival, May 5-13.

Marianne Sergent and

Clemence Massart, Guest Stars


ive productions are
waiting in the wings
of the fifth annual the-
atre festival that takes place
in Saint Barth on May 5-13,
and is organized by SB
Artists, a local non-profit
association. Two of the pro-
ductions are by the actors of


W this troupe,
while the oth-
lb ers are by
invited guests,
Four women,
each of which
appear in
works they
have written.
The curtain
rises on Mari-
anne Sergent
in the 1999
play, Bon
Caps, dedicated to sailors
and the sea, and selected to
coincide with the arrival of
the Transat Ag2r, whose
award ceremony will be the
same day that the festival
opens. Known for her
extraordinary humor, Ser-
gent has created numerous


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Ripou, Jeanne La Bonne
Pucelle, and Vive La Com-
mune. Another guest star,
who will appear on May 11
and 12, is Cl6mence Mas-
sart, who was trained by
French director Arianne
Mnouchkine at the Theatre
du Soleil in Paris. She will
present her latest work, La
Vieille Au Bois Dormant,
based on old, often forgot-
ten, French songs, which
premiered at the Avignon
Off-Festival, where Massart
will perform again this sum-
mer. She accepted the invi-
tation to come to Saint
Barth for two special per-
formances of her work.
Between the works of these
two leading French actress-
es, the audience will be
invited to discover two
younger actresses from the
company, Aloe Theatre, cre-
ated in Guadeloupe in Sep-
tember 2004. One of them,
Magali Solignat, has
already been seen in another
festival here, the Saint Barth
Film Festival, and with
Sabine Boukobza, will pres-
ent their first original the-
atrical creation, Cabaret
Metisse, directed by Bene-
dicte Budan. With financial
support from the DRAC in
Guadeloupe, this show, of
which a section is reinvent-
ed every evening, is like a
wacky news report that
looks at how the news
touches us and informs our
lives. The text is entirely
taken from real newspaper
articles, on the local, region-
al and national level. The
production has been per-
formed 18 times in Guade-
loupe as well as a dozen
times in Paris at the Theatre


du Jardin and at the Lavoir
Modeme Parisien.
Don Juan at Ubu
by SB Artists
The company, SB Artists,
which participates every
year in the festival, will
present two adaptations by
Nadege Emanuelian, the
artistic director of SB
Artists, who also programs
the theatre festival. First
comes La Nuit de Valogne
by Eric Emmanuel-
Schmidt, about a group of
women who were in love
with Don Juan, the greatest
seducer of all time. Next is
Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry,
who wrote the first version
of the play, Les Polonais,
when he was barely 15
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* BON CAP: written and per-
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Friday, May 5 and Saturday,
May 6, at 8:30pm
* CABARET METISSE: written
and performed by Aloe Theater
Company, Saturday, May 6 at
10pm, and Sunday, May 7 at
8:30pm
* LA NUIT DES VALOGNES:
by Eric Emmanuel-Schmidt,
performed by SB Artists, Tues-
day, May 9 and Wednesday,
May 10 at 8:30pm
* LA VIEILLE AU BOIS DOR-
MANT: Theatrical song cycle
created and performed by C16-
mence Massart, Thursday, May
11 and Friday, May 12 at 8:30pm
* UBU ROI: by Alfred Jarry, per-
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May 13 at 8:30pm
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Jean Belotti, Chevalier, National Order Of Merit


ism, and his professional
career, gave him an inter-
national stature, and that
Saint Barth was proud to
count him amongst its
residents.
A second insignia was
presented at the same cer-
emony: the gold pin of the
international women's
organization, the Lyceum
Club, was given to
Danielle Belotti, Jean's
wife, by Wanda
Lachoviez, president of
the Lyceum Club in Saint
Barth.
The final remarks were by
Jean Belotti who said he
was "pleasantly surprised"
by the large number of
people in attendance at the
event, and he compliment-
ed his wife by saying: "In


the struggle of live, one
needs a divine smile, a
guardian angel to guide
you, advise you, and
encourage you.... For me,
the Good Lord gave me
the exceptional privilege
of having my wife
Danielle by my side for
the past 42 years, and she
more than deserves half of
my medal of honor."
Belotti, a bit of a philoso-
pher as well, concluded
with the words of Robert
Debr6: "I hope to have the
honor of continuing to
live, since I still have
many plans. And if youth
means finding wonder in
everything, then I am still
young."


Over 2UU people
attended the cere-
mony on Thursday,
April 20, in the city coun-
cil chambers at Town
Hall, when Jean Belotti, a
resident of Saint Barth
since 1995, was presented
with the insignia of the
National Order of Merit
and joined the ranks of
Chevalier. The prefect of
Guadeloupe, Paul Girot de
Langlade, presented the
insignia, an enameled star
with six double points, in
blue and silver, in the
name of French president
Jacques Chirac, for out-
standing service to the
country. Prior to the pres-
entation, the prefect point-
ed out the accomplish-
ments of Jean Belotti, not-
ing that his career has
been remarkable, includ-
ing actions in defense of
his country during WWII,
and in Vietnam where he
also fought for the French.
After his return from


Hanoi, ne enroea in tnme
national civil aviation
school, becoming a pilot
for Air France, flying for
them from 1954-1987, at
which time he retired....
more or less.
He has written books
about aviation, and serves
as an aviation expert in
courts of law. In March
2004, he accepted a
proposition by the French
attorney general to
become a mediator in
Saint Barth for legal cas-
es. For the prefect, "this
dense and varied career
marks an unlimited ener-
gy, a humanitarian out-
look, and an extraordinary
passion for the world of
aeronautics." Mayor
Bruno Magras added a
few words, saying he was
pleased to see "this honor
bestowed today on Jean
Belotti," and Michel
Magras noted that Belot-
ti's acts during the war,
his acts of humanitarian-


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New Capitainerie Finally Inaugurated


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Paul Girot de L .'. I de Guadeloupe, and Mayor Bruno Magras,
.' the new Capitainerie last week.


Originally scheduled for last
December, but delayed due
to the death of city council
member Michel Geoffrin, the offi-
cial inauguration of the new harbor
offices, The Capitainerie, finally
took place on Saturday, April 22.
After Paul Girot de Langlade, the
prefect of Guadeloupe, cut the rib-
bon, about 200 guests were invited
inside to take a tour of the new
building. Drinks were served in the
150 square meter reception room
adjacent to the port offices. Mayor
Bruno Magras addressed the crowd:
"In Saint Barth we have always put
quality before quantity, and that can
be seen in the things we accom-
plish," he said. "The same is true for
the renovation of the Port, which
handles 2,850 boats and 122,000
passengers per year." The mayor
pointed out that the Port project had


three distinct phases: the Capitainer-
ie itself and the reception room,
both designed by the architectural
team of Philippe Stouvenot and
Pierre Monsaingeon, plus the reno-
vation of the main dock, the Quai
G6n6ral de Gaulle, by Serge Mes-
nitres Engineers. The total cost of
the project was slightly more than
4.2 million euros, a mix of local and
European funds, as well as monies
from the FIDOM (Fund for Over-
seas Investments). The mayor
thanked the prefect for the federal
participation in the project via the
FIDOM and other European funds
placed under the jurisdiction of the
prefect. At which point the prefect
joked, "I came to Saint Barth to
make sure my money had been well
spent. I am very pleased," he noted.
"The project surpasses my expecta-
tions. Bravo to the architects."


I li prefect, who was in Saint Barth
1 i the second time since he was
.iippointed in July 2004, also spoke
.1" ,ut the political evolution of the
il.ind into an Overseas Collectivity,
iand reassured the mayor that the
pi'ject was moving forward, yet
i. hiout giving any precise dates as
i., its adoption. "By the end of the
caIr," he said. "You will have to
clcct those who will represent you in
Lhc new Overseas ( 11A I!\ I !i "


No To HIGHER
LEVELS
OF BENZINE
Another subject broached by the
prefect was that of benzine levels
in the gasoline sold on the island,
as well as in Saint Martin, and
that higher prices have resulted
from the switch (in August 2005)
to gas with just 1% rather than
the former 3% level of benzine.
"Unfortunately, the law is the
law, and is applicable everyw-
here," he said. The issue in Saint
Martin is that the fuel tanks are
on the Dutch side, but the prefect
insisted that the lower levels of
benzine are better for the health
of the population. The question
of rising gas prices remains
unresolved.









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SAINT BARTH CREW

IN NEWPORT-BERMUDA RACE


he colors of the
Saint Barth Yacht
Club will be proudly
flying in the biennial New-
port-Bermuda Race, as the
oldest offshore regatta in
America celebrates its
100th anniversary in June
2006. Organized by the
Royal Bermuda Yacht
Club and the Cruising
Club of America, the race
sets sail from Newport,
R.I. on June 17.

Saint Barth will be repre-
sented in this centennial
edition of the race by skip-
per Randy West and a
crew of 14 aboard a boat
called, Van Ki Pass. "The
name is Creole for Passing
Wind," says West, who has
flown to Newport from


Saint Barth to get
the boat ready for
the race. The boat
in question is a 65'
wood/epoxy cus-
tom-built race boat -
designed by Vic -
Carpenter, and
built by Superior
Sailboats Ltd. in
1993. Liza Bald-
win, an American
who hails from
Newport, R.I.,
spent the winter in
Saint Barth,
becoming a mem-
ber of the Saint
Barth Yacht Club k.
and sailing almost
daily with West. LUP'
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West says. "She wanted to
race with a crew from the
island."

The 14-person crew
includes at least eight peo-
ple from Saint Barth, rang-
ing from island locals Jeff
Led6e, Jackson Questel,
Jules Brin, and Gaston
Questel to long-time resi-
dents such as Luc Poupon
and Gael Tchetchi. Bald-
win will be one of the
female members of the
crew, along with Marion,
who works aboard Mis-
chievous. Herb
McCormick, editor of
Cruising World, is also a
member of the crew. West
will finalize his team as
the race date draws near.

"The entire crew will be in
Newport two weeks before
the race," West explains.
"We will do the Onion
Patch, a weekend Regatta
in Newport, to warm up
before the big race. The
boat is like brand new and


SVANKI1' \' a Carpenter 65


only sailed about 600
miles in its life, and has
been in storage for several
years. We are currently in
the processing of commis-
sioning the boat and get-
ting all the systems up and
running, including new
sails and a new engine."

West has sailed in the
Newport-Bermuda race
four times in the past. In
1978 he won in his class,
aboard a 41' Tartan, and
came in second another
time, breaking the multi-
hull record, but watching
another record-breaker
cross the finish line first.
(The other two times he
says are not worth dis-
cussing!).

Racing for the Gibbs Hill
L i hl. ii.uc Trophy, West
has high hopes for this
year's race. "We'll be rac-
ing against the pros, he
says. "It's like the Grand
Prix but if we get the rating
we want, we can win it."
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N¡87 May 4, 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.frSt-BarthWEEKLY L L a a s s t t S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y , , a a f f t t e e r r a a p p e e r r i i o o d d o o f f g g r r e e a a t t s s u u s s p p e e n n s s e e , , G G r r o o u u p p e e B B e e l l ( ( K K i i t t o o d d e e P P a a v v a a n n t t / / P P i i e e t t r r o o d d ' ' A A l l i i ) ) w w a a s s t t h h e e f f ii r r s s t t b b o o a a t t t t o o c c r r o o s s s s t t h h e e f f i i n n i i s s h h l l i i n n e e o o f f t t h h e e T T r r a a n n s s a a t t C C o o n n c c a a r r n n e e a a u u S S a a i i n n t t B B a a r r t t h h i i n n t t h h e e P P o o r r t t o o f f G G u u s s t t a a v v i i a a . . TT w w e e n n t t y y e e i i g g h h t t b b o o a a t t s s s s e e t t s s a a i i l l f f r r o o m m C C o o n n c c a a r r n n e e a a u u o o n n A A p p r r i i l l 9 9 . . A A f f t t e e r r t t h h r r e e e e w w e e e e k k s s o o f f r r a a c c i i n n g g , , t t h h e e 2 2 5 5 b b o o a a t t s s t t h h aa t t f f i i n n i i s s h h e e d d t t h h e e r r a a c c e e a a r r r r i i v v e e d d w w i i t t h h i i n n 2 2 4 4 h h o o u u r r s s o o f f e e a a c c h h o o t t h h e e r r . . A A f f i i r r s s t t f f o o r r t t h h e e T T r r a a n n s s a a t t É É S S e e t t b b y y t t h h e e t t o o p p s s a a i i l l o o r r s s , , t t h h i i s s f f a a s s t t p p a a c c e e w w a a s s q q u u i i t t e e e e x x h h a a u u s s t t i i n n g g ! ! ( ( P P h h o o t t o o : : R R o o s s e e m m o o n n d d G G r r Ž Ž a a u u x x ) )

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St Barth Weekly n¡87 2 Take fine wines: their vintages vary from year to year. The same is true for the St. Barth Film Festival, which was very different this year than in the past, but every bit as culturally enriching. Dedicated to Caribbean films and filmmakers, the St. Barth Film Festival, CinŽma Cara•be, affords a look at life on neighboring islands, and occasionally as far away as Latin and South America. This year (with the exception of one film: Another World by Steve Moreau), the focus was on islands that are close to St Barth, at least geographically, with films shot in Cuba, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Haiti, or by filmmakers with roots in those countries. The richness of Caribbean culture, its joys and its problems, both social and economic, can be seen in some of these films, while other concentrate on human relationships and the interaction of the sexes. Over the past decade, the St Barth Film Festival has earned a place for itself, not just on the cultural calendar here on the island, but also on the overall cultural landscape of the Caribbean, and especially on the main island of Guadeloupe, where there is an active film community. Agood example of this is filmmaker Tony Coco-Viloin, now rather well-known in Saint Barth as he has been here four times: three times in the context of the film festival, and once when the festival brought him back to participate in the arts festival that takes place in early December. This past winter, Tony shot a new short film, Lettre ˆ Irne (Letter To Irene), and sight unseen, we agreed that he would present the premiere of the film here in Saint Barth. He kept his part of the bargain, especially as the final editing of the film was done literally in the days before he came to the festival. Interesting enough, Rosemond GrŽaux and his sister, Jeanne-Marie, went to Guadeloupe last winter to be extras in the film (representing their grandfather in a way, as they played soldiers from WWI, and their grandfather was among the dozen or so men from St Barth who fought for France in that war), along with musician Dominik Coco (who sat in for a great set with percussionist PapaGuyo at La Plage, to the delight of all). All three were here to present the film, along with Coco-Viloin, and two actresses, Esther Mrytil and Magali Solignat, who appear in the film. Why so many people for one film? Why so many guests this year? From Fabienne and VŽronique Kanor, with their short film, La Noiraude, to Jean-Claude Larrieu, the French cinematographer who shot Habana Suite in Cuba for Spanish filmmaker Benito Zambrano. From Janluk Stanislas, part of the next wave in Guadeloupe, and his film about Dominik Coco to Yann Chayia, also with roots in Guadeloupe and Martinique, and his short film, Monsieur Etienne. And Alex Wolfe, an American filmmaker who grew up in Puerto Rico, who had people dancing in their seats with his documentary on bachata in Santo Domingo. Plus more shorts than ever before, and the introduction of video projection on the tennis court of AJOE. Why this sudden growth? Good question, but the response is very simple. With the encouragement of the DRAC and Conseil Regional in Guadeloupe, the festival had more films and more guests than any other year. One of the goals of this increased number of film professionals was to help regional filmmakers make contact with colleagues from Europe and the United States, making the St Barth Film Festival an important gateway to markets beyond the Caribbean. Another reason was the organization of a professional meeting last Saturday afternoon at which 30 film professionals Ñ directors, producers, actors, cinematographers Ñ met to discuss the problems faced in producing and distributing films in the Caribbean. Many of these issues have been discussed informally in the past as the festival guests talked among themselves over a ti'punch, but this meeting put things into a more formal perspective, and a list of action items was established. With the arrival of the Transat, the same weekend as the festival, audiences may have been a little smaller in the past, but the cinŽphiles on the island seemed happy with the films they saw, and are already asking what we have planned for next year. Next year? With the small, volunteer staff of the festival still trying to catch up on sleep, it's hard to start thinking about next year. First we need to thank all of the people and places, especially the municipality of Saint Barth and AJOE, and the many businesses that make this festival possible. But give us a few months and we'll be back on the hunt for a program of interesting, compelling, and thought-provoking films about the Caribbean or by Caribbean filmmakers, in the hopes that our 12th edition will be one of the finest vintages yet!ST . BAR TH FILM FESTIV AL: AVERYINTERESTING YEAR

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St Barth Weekly n¡87 04 Live Music Every Evening Live Music, 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 , May 4 Bikini coca from12pm, La Plage, St Jean Latino Evening, Ti Zouk K'fŽ Gustavia Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:00, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Friday , May 5 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 5:00, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Saturday , May 6 Grand MŽchant Zouk, Ti Zouk K'fŽ at 8pm BalearicAfternoon by Franky, from 2 pm, La Plage,Saint-Jean StŽphane Cano, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Sunday , May 7 "Emergency" party starting at noon at La Plage, Saint-Jean StŽphane Cano, sunset concert from 5:30, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia T uesday , May 9 Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:00pm, Carl Gustaf, Gustavia W ednesday , May 10 Nadge Emmanuelian, sunset concert from 5:00pm, 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 from 1 1-31 May Sam Salisbury, Chris Vasell, 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!

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St Barth Weekly n¡87 06Five productions are waiting in the wings of the fifth annual theatre festival that takes place in Saint Barth on May 5-13, and is organized by SB Artists, a local non-profit association. Two of the productions are by the actors of this troupe, while the others are by invited guests, four women, each of which appear in works they have written. The curtain rises on Marianne Sergent in the 1999 play, Bon Caps, dedicated to sailors and the sea, and selected to coincide with the arrival of the Transat Ag2r, whose award ceremony will be the same day that the festival opens. Known for her extraordinary humor, Sergent has created numerous productions, including Pot Ripou, Jeanne La Bonne Pucelle, and Vive La Commune. Another guest star, who will appear on May 11 and 12, is ClŽmence Massart, who was trained by French director Arianne Mnouchkine at the Theatre du Soleil in Paris. She will present her latest work, La Vieille Au Bois Dormant, based on old, often forgotten, French songs, which premiered at the Avignon Off-Festival, where Massart will perform again this summer. She accepted the invitation to come to Saint Barth for two special performances of her work. Between the works of these two leading French actresses, the audience will be invited to discover two younger actresses from the company, Aloe Theatre, created in Guadeloupe in September 2004. One of them, Magali Solignat, has already been seen in another festival here, the Saint Barth Film Festival, and with Sabine Boukobza, will present their first original theatrical creation, Cabaret Metisse, directed by Benedicte Budan. With financial support from the DRAC in Guadeloupe, this show, of which a section is reinvented every evening, is like a wacky news report that looks at how the news touches us and informs our lives. The text is entirely taken from real newspaper articles, on the local, regional and national level. The production has been performed 18 times in Guadeloupe as well as a dozen times in Paris at the Theatre du Jardin and at the Lavoir Moderne Parisien. Don Juan at Ubu by SB ArtistsThe company, SB Artists, which participates every year in the festival, will present two adaptations by Nadge Emanuelian, the artistic director of SB Artists, who also programs the theatre festival. First comes La Nuit de Valogne by Eric EmmanuelSchmidt, about a group of women who were in love with Don Juan, the greatest seducer of all time. Next is Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry, who wrote the first version of the play, Les Polonais, when he was barely 15 years old. Fifth annual Theatr e Festival, May 5-13: Marianne Sergent and ClŽmence Massart, Guest Stars Program• BON CAP: written and performed by Marianne Sergent, Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, at 8:30pm • CABARETMETISSE: written and performed by Aloe Theater Company, Saturday, May 6 at 10pm, and Sunday, May 7 at 8:30pm • LANUITDES VALOGNES: by Eric Emmanuel-Schmidt, performed by SB Artists, Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 at 8:30pm • LAVIEILLE AU BOIS DORMANT: Theatrical song cycle created and performed by ClŽmence Massart, Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12 at 8:30pm • UBU ROI: by Alfred Jarry, performed by SB Artists, Saturday, May 13 at 8:30pm For additional information, reservations, and performance locations, call: 0690 41 84 17 (Martine) or 0690 41 86 48 (Corinne). 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

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St Barth Weekly n¡87 07 Over 200 people attended the ceremony on Thursday, April 20, in the city council chambers at Town Hall, when Jean Belotti, a resident of Saint Barth since 1995, was presented with the insignia of the National Order of Merit and joined the ranks of Chevalier. The prefect of Guadeloupe, Paul Girot de Langlade, presented the insignia, an enameled star with six double points, in blue and silver, in the name of French president Jacques Chirac, for outstanding service to the country. Prior to the presentation, the prefect pointed out the accomplishments of Jean Belotti, noting that his career has been remarkable, including actions in defense of his country during WWII, and in Vietnam where he also fought for the French. After his return from Hanoi, he enrolled in the national civil aviation school, becoming a pilot for Air France, flying for them from 1954-1987, at which time he retiredÉ. more or less. He has written books about aviation, and serves as an aviation expert in courts of law. In March 2004, he accepted a proposition by the French attorney general to become a mediator in Saint Barth for legal cases. For the prefect, "this dense and varied career marks an unlimited energy, a humanitarian outlook, and an extraordinary passion for the world of aeronautics." Mayor Bruno Magras added a few words, saying he was pleased to see "this honor bestowed today on Jean Belotti," and Michel Magras noted that Belotti's acts during the war, his acts of humanitarianism, and his professional career, gave him an international stature, and that Saint Barth was proud to count him amongst its residents. Asecond insignia was presented at the same ceremony: the gold pin of the international women's organization, the Lyceum Club, was given to Danielle Belotti, Jean's wife, by Wanda Lachoviez, president of the Lyceum Club in Saint Barth. The final remarks were by Jean Belotti who said he was "pleasantly surprised" by the large number of people in attendance at the event, and he complimented his wife by saying: "In the struggle of live, one needs a divine smile, a guardian angel to guide you, advise you, and encourage youÉ. For me, the Good Lord gave me the exceptional privilege of having my wife Danielle by my side for the past 42 years, and she more than deserves half of my medal of honor." Belotti, a bit of a philosopher as well, concluded with the words of Robert DebrŽ: "I hope to have the honor of continuing to live, since I still have many plans. And if youth means finding wonder in everything, then I am still young." Jean Belotti, Chevalier, National Order Of Merit

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Originally scheduled for last December, but delayed due to the death of city council member Michel Geoffrin, the official inauguration of the new harbor offices, The Capitainerie, finally took place on Saturday, April 22. After Paul Girot de Langlade, the prefect of Guadeloupe, cut the ribbon, about 200 guests were invited inside to take a tour of the new building. Drinks were served in the 150 square meter reception room adjacent to the port offices. Mayor Bruno Magras addressed the crowd: "In Saint Barth we have always put quality before quantity, and that can be seen in the things we accomplish," he said. "The same is true for the renovation of the Port, which handles 2,850 boats and 122,000 passengers per year." The mayor pointed out that the Port project had three distinct phases: the Capitainerie itself and the reception room, both designed by the architectural team of Philippe Stouvenot and Pierre Monsaingeon, plus the renovation of the main dock, the Quai GŽnŽral de Gaulle, by Serge Mesnires Engineers. The total cost of the project was slightly more than 4.2 million euros, a mix of local and European funds, as well as monies from the FIDOM (Fund for Overseas Investments). The mayor thanked the prefect for the federal participation in the project via the FIDOM and other European funds placed under the jurisdiction of the prefect. At which point the prefect joked, "I came to Saint Barth to make sure my money had been well spent. I am very pleased," he noted. "The project surpasses my expectations. Bravo to the architects."New Capitainerie Finally Inaugurated NOTOHIGHERLEVELS OFBENZINEAnother subject broached by the prefect was that of benzine levels in the gasoline sold on the island, as well as in Saint Martin, and that higher prices have resulted from the switch (in August 2005) to gas with just 1% rather than the former 3% level of benzine. "Unfortunately, the law is the law, and is applicable everywhere," he said. The issue in Saint Martin is that the fuel tanks are on the Dutch side, but the prefect insisted that the lower levels of benzine are better for the health of the population. The question of rising gas prices remains unresolved. "The COM Is For Tomorrow"The prefect, who was in Saint Barth for the second time since he was appointed in July 2004, also spoke about the political evolution of the island into an Overseas Collectivity, and reassured the mayor that the project was moving forward, yet without giving any precise dates as to its adoption. "By the end of the year," he said. "You will have to elect those who will represent you in the new Overseas Collectivity." Paul Girot de Langlade, prefect de Guadeloupe, and Mayor Bruno Magras, inaugurated the new Capitainerie last week. St Barth Weekly n¡87 08

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St Barth Weekly n¡87 10 WEEKLY St-BarthStay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ON"www.st-barths.com" SAINTBARTH CREW IN NEWPORT-BERMUDARACE The colors of the Saint Barth Yacht Club will be proudly flying in the biennial Newport-Bermuda Race, as the oldest offshore regatta in America celebrates its 100th anniversary in June 2006. Organized by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the Cruising Club of America, the race sets sail from Newport, R.I. on June 17. Saint Barth will be represented in this centennial edition of the race by skipper Randy West and a crew of 14 aboard a boat called, Van Ki Pass. "The name is Creole for Passing Wind," says West, who has flown to Newport from Saint Barth to get the boat ready for the race. The boat in question is a 65' wood/epoxy custom-built race boat designed by Vic Carpenter, and built by Superior Sailboats Ltd. in 1993. Liza Baldwin, an American who hails from Newport, R.I., spent the winter in Saint Barth, becoming a member of the Saint Barth Yacht Club and sailing almost daily with West. "She found the boat, Passing Wind, for sale in Rhode Island and chartered it for the race," West says. "She wanted to race with a crew from the island." The 14-person crew includes at least eight people from Saint Barth, ranging from island locals Jeff LedŽe, Jackson Questel, Jules Brin, and Gaston Questel to long-time residents such as Luc Poupon and Gael Tchetchi. Baldwin will be one of the female members of the crew, along with Marion, who works aboard Mischievous. Herb McCormick, editor of Cruising World, is also a member of the crew. West will finalize his team as the race date draws near. "The entire crew will be in Newport two weeks before the race," West explains. "We will do the Onion Patch, a weekend Regatta in Newport, to warm up before the big race. The boat is like brand new and only sailed about 600 miles in its life, and has been in storage for several years. We are currently in the processing of commissioning the boat and getting all the systems up and running, including new sails and a new engine." West has sailed in the Newport-Bermuda race four times in the past. In 1978 he won in his class, aboard a 41'Tartan, and came in second another time, breaking the multihull record, but watching another record-breaker cross the finish line first. (The other two times he says are not worth discussing!). Racing for the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy, West has high hopes for this year's race. "We'll be racing against the pros, he says. "It's like the Grand Prix but if we get the rating we want, we can win it." Ellen Luc Poupon and Randy West, the captain of VAN KI PASS, a Carpenter 65

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St Barth Weekly n¡87 12 Local WeatherHoroscopeThursday Chance of rain High: 81¡F/ 27¡C Wind ESE, 8 mph/14 km/h Chance of precipitation: 30%Night :Scattered Clouds Low: 79¡F / 26¡C Wind ESE 8 mph / 14 km/hFriday Scattered Clouds High: 81¡F/27¡C Wind ESE 8 mph / 14 km/hNight :Scattered Clouds Low: 79¡F / 26¡C Wind ENE 11mph/18 km/hSaturdayChance of rain High: 81¡F/27¡C Wind East 13 mph /21 km/h Chance of precipitation: 40%Night :Scattered Clouds Low: 79¡F / 26¡C Wind ENE 15mph/25km/hSundayChance of a Thunderstorm High: 80¡F/27¡C Wind East 15mph /25km/h Chance of precipitation: 30%Night :Scattered Clouds Low: 79¡F / 26¡C Wind ENE 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-of-way. 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) : Exercise programs will be effective. Direct your energy into physical entertainment. You will do your best work on your own. You may have difficulties finishing projects you start. . T AURUS (Apr . 21may 21) : You may have difficulties at an emotional level with mates. Try to be a bit more understanding or you may end up spending the evening alone. Social activities or travel should be in your plans. You can make alterations to your appearance that everyone will admire. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) : Your efforts won't go unnoticed; however, someone you work with may get jealous. You may interest some of them in a service you have to offer. You could meet an interesting individual you'll want to get to know better. 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St Barth Weekly n¡87 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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