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breathe in Saint Barth. The trailer will
then be moved to thefire stationn in St.
Jean for three more weeks of measure-
i ment. .4n identical operation will take
place next summer. See article on page 6.


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Saint-Barth To Become

An Overseas Collectivity


WELCOME!
The St. Barth Weekly is
happy to be back for its
fourth season. The Weekly
is designed to help you put
your finger on the pulse of
the local community. Fea-
turing an English r6sum6 of
the top stories in our
French newspaper, Le Jour-
nal de Saint Barth, as well
as original articles in
English, The St. Barth Wee-
kly is the only completely
English-language newspa-
per on the island. It is dis-
tributed on the island every
week from November
through the end of July.
Our most exciting news is
that each Friday, The Wee-
kly is also available online
at Saint Barth Online
(www.st-barths.com), the
wonderful web site laun-
ched in 1996, and now run
by our friends Bruno and
Geraldine Colletas. Thanks
to them, you can download
every edition of The St.
Barth Weekly, so that no
matter where you are in the
world, you can stay in
touch with your favorite
island.


t has finally happened!
And nothing should
change the course of
destiny now. The French
Parliament has definitively
passed the law concerning
the political evolution of its
overseas territories, and as a
result Saint Barth will offi-
cially become a "COM"-
Overseas Collectivity-that
is administratively separate
from Guadeloupe, the
island it has been legally
attached to since Saint
Barth was returned to
France at the end of the
Swedish era in 1878. The
COM is a new entity creat-
ed under article 74 of the
French constitution and a
"first" in the history of
France: it is in fact the first
time that towns within the
French Republic -Saint
Martin is also becoming a
COM- are going to strip
themselves of their current
status and put on a new
"dress" that was made to
order. A new "dress" that
allows the elected officials
of the COM more autono-
my, and in certain domains
the possibility to create
local laws, and even adapt
existing national laws to fit.
This new Collectivity
should become a reality in


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the next six months, tollow-
ing the publication of the
law in the French "Official
Journal"- which should
take place before the end of
February. An assembly
called the "territorial coun-
cil," which has 19 mem-
bers, will run the COM.
The president of the collec-
tivity and an executive
committee will be named
from within the council, as
a sort of governmental cabi-
net that provide the political
impetus for the COM. The
election of the territorial
council could be held any-
time from the end of March
to the end of June 2007.
Only residents with French
nationality can vote.
The change that is most
anticipated by the popula-


tion is that ot taxation, or to
be exact, the official
exemption from French tax-
es for residents of the
island: taxes that were actu-
ally legally applicable in the
past, but for the most part
were not collected. Of
course, many of you, such
as foreign non-residents,
have a lot of questions
about the consequences of
this political evolution con-
cerning the properties you
own here: will French taxa-
tion apply to you- And on
what terms? These ques-
tions should be answered in
the fiscal agreement that the
elected officials of the
future COM will sign with
the French Minister of
Finance, and the members
of the territorial council...


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Manu With Love


very tree confronts winter
in a cyclical manner.
First it loses its petals,
then its fruit, then its leaves, and
finally its sap flows less freely
once the nights dip below freez-
ing.
Life continues on the inside of
the tree, seemingly immobilized
by the cold. The darkness of
winter nights settles on a black
canvas, where etched thoughts
of night speak about fear and
pain. These are essential
thoughts, like those in a diary-
intimate and painful. There is a
long night to get through in "Il
Mio Blu," but at the end, a blue "
butterfly, like the spring, pre-
pares to fly. From this slight
trace of hope, a path opens
towards a new birth, towards
wonder.
This thin, plaintive blue trace opens
the doors of Manuela Bosio's heart.
This exhibition brings her back to her
painting after a period of inactivity. In
order to get all the meaning of this
exhibition, you must look carefully at
the dark warning in this work, which
also formally signals the passing from
a period of darkness to one of light.
But where does this light come from?
It's indicated in the title of the exhibi-
tion-Manu With Love- where love

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IlMio Blu : Oil on Canva


Ilda : Oil on Canvans
is the key. The author reveals her
most private thoughts and she seems
to tell us: "The only possible rebirth
happens with love, for love, and
through love."
This is the deep message of these
paintings: The urgent need to tell the
world that, although the night can
seem long, if you don't shut yourself
up away from life, if you tenaciously
continue hoping and believing, soon-
er or later love will come, and it will
explode in a spec-
tacle of colors and
simplicity. It is the
darkness of "I1l
Mio Blu" which
indicates that there
is no rhetoric and
no frivolity in this
affirmation, which
is not about an
easy linear route,
but rather a way of
believing in the
beauty of life.
Slowly emerging
from the darkness
you can see the
image of a cherry
tree branch, whose
flowers are not
rns completely opened.


A new image takes shape little
by little in Manuela Bosio's
mind, as she rereads her own
notes and looks inside herself
with more serenity. After a long
period in which those notes
replaced her paintings, Manuela
can finally "see" again. Her
words are transformed into
images and feelings into colors,
while on a white canvas, a still
timid brush created "Ilda,"
accompanied with the thought
from which it was born. In this
painting, and those that follow,
words and images fuse in a new
way. It's the beginning of a
wonderful freedom, it's a return
to life, it's the most intense
spring which explodes: the col-
ors seem even brighter with a
*'rL* continuous and impetuous
blooming of golden yellow,
pulsating green, and shameless pink.
The canvases, once so empty, are
filled with an unhoped-for easiness,
which seems to come from afar, and
subjects are plentiful. Every little
breath becomes a miracle of beauty:
the cactus on the window, the cycla-
men in the kitchen. These pictures
include a micro-world of fragile per-
fection, full of life, in which delicate
and powerful creatures seem to
smile to us. Little by little, the can-
vases are filled, the act of painting
becomes more natural, brushstrokes
become smoother, and compositions
more random. Words are abandoned
and forms become more concise,
almost abstract. Like in "Cyclamen
2," where a cascade of petals, almost
unrecognizable, floats in a pink
whirlwind.
Looking at these paintings is like
looking into the eyes of Manuela: the
intense eyes of a woman who has
opened up to life again, and finds the
lightness and the simplicity that can
guide her to rediscover the world
with wonder and surprise.
Exhibit: Manu With Love,
February 9-16, 2007,
Gallery Porta 34

Text by Letizia Grandis Dotta
St Barth Weekly n107





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The Air In Saint Barth Under Scrutiny


An odd trailer has
appeared on the
plaza in front of
City Hall, next to the
water's edge. Equipped
with three emitters/
receivers, this trailer will
be in place for three
weeks, during which time
it will measure the quality
of the air we breath in
Saint Barth. The portable
trailer will later be parked
near the fire station in
Saint Jean, where during
the next three weeks, the
same air quality measure-
ments will be taken.
Gwad'Air, one of 36
French associations recog-
nized by the Minister of
Ecology to test the air that
the French breathe all
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of sulfur dioxide (S02),
nitrogen dioxide (N02),
ozone (03), and of parti-
cles inferior to 10 microns
found in the air. "These
are the four classic pollu-
tants that can have serious
consequences on one's
health and the environ-
ment," explains Christelle
Rippon, director of
Gwad'Air.
This is just the first phase
of the project. Gwad'Air
plans to repeat the process
next summer during the
more humid months, at the
time of the year when
there are clouds of sand,
or dust that comes from
the Sahara, one of the
principal sources de pollu-
tion on the island of
Guadeloupe, where the air
quality was tested for the
first time in 2004.
In addition to the mobile
station, there will also be
"passive tubes" placed on
existing poles along the
roads during 15 days, "in
order to completely cover
the island even if the
information recorded is
primarily the quantity of
nitric oxide, the gases
emitted by cars (and in


Saint Barth by boat
motors), and factories,"
notes Christelle Rippon.

American ozone in the air?
The goal is to make a
report about the air in
Saint Barth. That report
will be a reference for
future years and the infor-
mation can compared to
that of Guadeloupe, of
Saint-Martin, where a sim-
ilar operation should begin
within the next two
months, or in La Desirade,
where a high level of
ozone was reported during
the last testing period, "but
not yet reaching a critical
level," says Rippon. The
level of ozone surprised
Gwad'Air, since there is
not very heavy automobile
traffic-the major produc-
er of N02, and as a result,
ozone- in La Desirade.
"The analysis that we did
of the trajectories of the
gas demonstrates that it
comes from North Ameri-
ca," says the director of
Gwad'Air. "The ozone is a
secondary pollutant
formed by the presence of
N02 and light, something
that is abundant in the
Antilles. It is also very sta-
ble and can travel long dis-
tances i1 li.:.u transform-
ing." In fact, thanks to
winds from the North that
were evident here in early
2007, the ozone produced
by cars in the United
States and Canada can be
found in the Antilles.... "It
would be interesting to
see, in the first attempt to
test the air of Saint Barth
during the period of the
north winds, if we will
also find ozone from
America here as well,"
concludes Rippon.


St Barth Weekly n107





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their environment.
The Bonobo Apes are not so lucky
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Alain Le Chatelier Returns To Saint Barth


R ed and green are
among the primary
colors in the palette
of Alain Le Chatelier as he
returns to Saint Barth for
his t' i Illi annual exhibit
at Les Artisans in Gus-
tavia, as of Friday, Febru-
ary 9. In looking at his
paintings, one is immedi-
ately drawn to a canvas
that captures the serious-
ness of his art, as well as
his incredible sense of
humor spiced with a dash
of irreverence. The paint-
ing is of Le Chatelier's
studio in Paris, with a red
Oriental rug, a fireplace, a
purple chair, his clothes on
the floor, and an easel in
the middle of the room.
And on the easel is a
painting of Le Chatelier's
studio with an easel in the
middle, and on the easel is
a painting of Le Chate-
lier's studio with an easel
in the middle, and on and
on ad infinitum...

A painting of his living
room at his country
home- a former rectory
located about 100 kilome-
ters southeast of Paris-is
also predominately red:
from a carpet he says he
found on the street to red
chairs and a sofa. "Every
time I get a new chair I
cover it in red fabric," he
confirms. This year's col-


election of paintings has
quite a few interiors,
including some homey
kitchen scenes that are so
immediate they are like a
visual version of ono-
matopoeia: you can almost
hear the eggs frying and
the bacon sizzling... on a
stove crowded with a can-
ister of sea salt, a pepper
mill, a Dijon mustard jar,


and other accoutrements of
French cooking.

The kitchen painting also
emphasizes Le Chatelier's
desire to play with light:
"there is a cold winter
light coming in through
the window, and a warm
yellow light from the lamp
over the stove," he points
out. This dual use of light
resonates in a lot of his
work, where the sunshine
from outside can be seen
streaming through the win-
dow of a country house
scene, for example.

Many of the paintings look
as if they are wide-angle,
almost from a fish-eye
perspective, like reality
knocked slightly off-kilter


for the artist and his
audience. "Some of the
paintings are seen from an
angle that only a bird or an
insect flying overhead
could see," says Le Chate-
lier, who often includes
insects in his paintings as
another touch of whimsy.

The green in this year's
palette comes from sum-
mertime paintings of the
lawn and trees surrounding
the country house, with the
grass an aggressive shade
of green that nature would
have a hard time compet-
ing with. Once again, light
and shadow play cat and
mouse among the flowers
and flora, and with Le
Chatlier's impishness he
has brought the inside out-
side, with his red Oriental
carpet hanging on the
clothesline behind a row
of purple irises. Another
canvas has a corner-to-cor-
ner "bouquet" of fall asters
in a profusion of pinks and
purples, just waiting to be
picked.

As he always does, Le
Chatelier has included
some very small paintings,
but they cry out to be hung
in a grouping of at least
four: this year, Le Chate-
lier referred to one of the
small painting groups as
"secret gardens. More like
private gardens," he says,
waiting with a twinkle in
his eye as we discover the
body parts cleverly painted
into the leaves and fronds
of the paintings." Look
closely: you never know
what you might discover
in one of Le Chatelier's
paintings, the colors are
just the beginning...


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Poaching Of Five
800 Euro Fine
On Thursday, Febru-
ary 1, the court in
Saint Martin sen-
tenced JD, a young man is
his early 20s, to pay a fine
of 800 euros. The problem
dates back to Sunday,
March 12, 2006, in the late
morning, when agents
from the Marine Park
apprehended JD as he was
trying to flee in his car
with five conch, one of
which was very young.
The conch had been
poached in the bay at Petit
Cul de Sac, a zone protect-
ed by the Marine Park, and
hidden by JD, an amateur
fisherman, in the back of
his car. The legislation
concerning the fishing of
conch is very clear: it is not


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only forbidden in all zones
protected by the Marine
Park, but is authorized for
professional fishermen
only in the rest of the
Northern Islands' territorial
waters between September
1 and March 31.
The Marine Park is pleased
by the verdict, which it
sees as setting an example:
"this shows that justice
does not take infractions to
the environmental codes
lightly. We hope that this
heavy fine will help people
to understand that there is
very strict legislation con-
cerning fishing in the
Marine Park zones and it
must absolutely be respect-
ed," said a spokesperson.


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don't give up hope:
the statue of the
Arawak that will
eventually grace the center
of the traffic circle near the
airport is not lost. As already
stated in the pages of Mic
Mag last September, "The
Indian" is currently in a
foundry in France, in a town
called Crest, where it is
waiting to be cast in bronze.
But the process takes a long
time: a year, or perhaps just
nine months, which means
the statue should arrive in
Saint Barth in last spring or
early summer. This monu-
mental sculpture- intended
to be almost six feet tall but
which will finally measure
eight feet in height- should
have been cast in Saint Mar-
tin, but the caster did a quick
disappearing act, before the
mold made by artist Xavier
Bonpunt in early 2006 had
been sent to him. The goal


was to unveil the Arawak on
St. Barthelemy Day last
summer- an event which
will most likely take place
on the island's Saint's Day
in the summer of 2007
instead.
In 2004, the municipality
held a competition open to
all residents of the island.
Fifty-three projects to deco-
rate the traffic circle at La
Tourmente were submitted
and studied carefully by a
jury. In June 2005, Xavier
Bonpunt was asked to create
the winning project by Guil-
laume Blanchard- that of
an Arawak standing on a
base with an iguana and a
pelican at his feet. Based on
Blanchard's design, Bon-
punt gave form to the statue,
creating three plaster molds
that have to be cast in
bronze and assembled to
create the completed sculp-
ture.


St Barth Weekly n107












14 February 2007

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Weather Report
JANUARY:
COOL
AND DRY

Rain_
With just 1.1 inches of rain, Jan-
uary 2007 is considered a dry
month.

Temperature
The average high was 82.4
degrees F, and the average low
73.4 degrees F. These numbers
are higher than the normal aver-
ages. The average low of 73.4
degrees F is approaching the
record average low of 75.02
degrees F recorded in 1970. The
lowest temperature of the
month- 71.4 degrees F- on
January 22 was higher than usu-
al, and the highest temperature
of 87.6 degrees F was closer to
the norm. The ocean tempera-
ture hovered close to 79.7
degrees F, also rather high for
the time of year.
Humidity levels varied between
63% for the average low and
86% for the average high. Once
again the averages were higher
than normal, in keeping with the
warm ocean waters.


The wind, almost exclusively
from the northeast, was moder-
ate. Gusts reached a maximum
of 47 mph on January 7. In the
last few days of the month, there
were also winds from the south-
east.

forecast
The seasonal forecast for the
months on March, April, and
May predict hotter weather than
usual in the Caribbean. Rainfall
should be close to average. As
for the hurricane season, the hot
ocean temperatures might mean
increased activity. The behavior
of El Nino, which plays a major
role in the hurricane forecast,
could also be a problem.


ART ElBITS

Dominique Rousserie
at To B.art
Paintings by Dominique Rousserie are
on exhibit at To B.art in Gustavia,
February 8-28, 2007. Opening reception
Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30pm. The
gallery is open from 10am-12:30pm
and 4-7:30pm.


Scott Cassidy at Me.di.um
Me.di.um, an art gallery in Gustavia,
presents an exhibit of works by Scott
Cassidy on the theme 'Angels and
Ghosts Eat Skeletons' at Me.di.um
Gallery, February 6-March 5, 2007.


Cyrille Margarit
At Nikki Beach
Photographer Cyrille Margarit will
have a solo show-Digital Evidence-
at Nikki Beach in St. Jean, February
14-March 4, blending digital photogra-
phy and art. His work covers a lot of
terrain, from Africa and New York to
Formula One racing and abstraction,
and is produced on three different
materials: Plexiglas, which allows him
to play with transparency; aluminum,
which is not affected by direct light or
sun; and canvas. An exhibit worth see-
ing more than once...

Philosophy in Digital Art:
Working in New York sets the tone to
create an intimate setting for my digital


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Robert Danet in Sint Maarten
Following exhibits at the Beaux Arts
salon in 2000, and at the Christiane
Peugeot Cultural Center in Paris in
2003, Saint Barth-born artist Robert
Danet has 15 canvases on display at
the Saint Geran Art Gallery, 117 Front
Street, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.



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York to be unique in its exclusivity.
The town is consistently drawn from
diverse groups of people throughout
the world who share my penchant for
life: Positive energy, light and fanta-
sy.--Cyrille Margarit.


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People Watch

Patricia Deravin


A resident of Saint
Barth for the past
17 years, Patricia
"Patou" Deravin is more
in the spotlight these days:
In addition to managing
the nine-room O'Kai
Beach Residence tucked
away in Anse des Cayes,
she is also now the manag-
er of Caviar Island, the
open-air restaurant located
smack in the middle of the
Carre D'Or, an up-scale
shopping spot in the heart
of Gustavia. "One of my
clients from the hotel
bought the restaurant," she
says over a drink at one of
the handsome wooden
tables imported from Bali.
"Then he asked me what I
would do with the restau-


rant if I took over." And
take over she did, sweep-
ing away the past look and
prior menu, using her tal-
ents to create a
lounge/restaurant with live
music and an informal
menu that is not based
solely on caviar, contrary
to the impression the name
of the place might convey.
Deravin reminisces about
her late husband, Claude, a
professional pilot who
came to Saint Barth from
Guadeloupe in 1970, at the
request of Charles Quer-
rard, to handle medical
evacuations, then created
Air Saint Barth a few
years later. "He passed
away in 2003," she says.
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will always be here. He
was one of the pioneers in
local aviation, and we
traveled around the islands
of the Caribbean by boat
and by plane." Patricia,
who was born in Nor-
mandy, is like many other
French-born residents of
Saint Barth who discov-
ered the island and never
left. "I was trained origi-
nally in medicine and was
working in a hospital," she
explains. "I came to Saint
Barth for three months and
stayed for 17 years." She
fell in love not only with
the island but also with her
husband, who is from an
old Caribbean family with
roots in Saint Barth and
Guadeloupe, and considers
the island her adopted
home. These days she is
busy creating the
ambiance at Caviar Island,
which was the best people-
watching spot on the
island between Christmas
and New Year's. There's
live music on the agenda
for this week and next,
with Saint Barth musician
Mathurin Cagan and some


American friends perform-
ing on Friday, February 9
as the Tremendous John-
son Blues Band, and the
local group, Azad, playing
on Saturday, February 10,
and again on Wednesday,
February 14 in a special
Valentine's Day concert
with love songs. Deravin
works with two chefs,
Stephane and Thomas, and
the menu at Caviar Island
includes nibbles such as
chicken wings and bbq
ribs, as well as generous
bowls of assorted risotto
and smoked salmon plat-
ters. The desserts include
"tuxedo" strawberries
cleverly "dressed" in white
and dark chocolate "jack-
ets" with white "shirts"
and brown "buttons," a
definite treat to share with
Patricia and friends at
Caviar Island. Or if you
find the name a little for-
mal for such an informal
place, just do as her
friends do, and call it Chez
Patou.

By Ellen Lampert-Grdaux
Photo: Rosemond Grdaux


St Barth Weekly n107














N EW SPECIALTY ITEMS
Slarc l ON THE MENU AND TO GO
Caviar, truffles, smoked salmon,
pasta, risottos, etc,
Our regular menu of nibbles,
plus holiday treats
FRIDAY EVENING, February 9
Live music with Tremendous Johnson Blues Band
from Boston
SATURDAY EVENING, February 10
Live Music with local band Azad
VALENTINE'S DAY : WEDNESDAY, February 14
Live Music with local band Azad & love songs




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Philippe Bigot,

new chef at the Christopher Hotel


He may not have
graduated from one
of the top French
cooking schools, but the
passion he shows for his
profession is worth a few
stars on his toque. "He" is
34 year-old Philippe Bigot
who took over the reins in
the kitchen at the Christo-
pher, the four-star luxury
hotel in Point Milou, as of
November. He brings a
new take to the menu and
the high quality of his cui-
sine brings Taino the
hotel's gourmet restau-
rant- back to the top of
the list of the best tables in
Saint Barth. This talented
chef hails from Brittany,
the town of Lorient to be
exact, and he worked in
Paris and London before
joining the group Accor six
years ago. He was based in
Saint Martin before decid-
ing to break out on his own
and take over the kitchen at
the Christopher. His spe-
cialties are varied: Like
many good chefs, Philippe
Bigot is as interested in
meat and fish as in
desserts, and he also serves
as pastry chef. And what a
pastry chef he is! The origi-


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nality of his dessert menu
is equal to the excellence of
his confections. His list of
sweets includes the island's
only Omelette Norvegien-
ne, a real treat for two. This
classic French recipe is to
die for! But if you are look-
ing for something a little
more unusual try the


Caramel Souffle with salt-
ed butter, a recipe from
Brittany not found else-
where in Saint Barth. But
the desserts are just the
icing on the cake.
For appetizers: If you can
have but one, go for the
Foie Gras with figs. It is
homemade and the combi-


nation of foie-gras and figs
is absolutely delicious.
Then again, there is also a
delightful Red Tuna Tartar
with mango/basil. On the
menu of main courses dis-
tinctive flavors reign, from
cod marinated in coconut
milk (a light, refined dish
for those who don't want
to overdo it) to a hot/cold
combo of mahi-mahi, or
local dorado, on a bed of
cherry tomatoes. Epicures
will enjoy the filet of beef
in a crust with foie gras
and chanterelle mush-
rooms (be sure to ask for
the proper temperature to
avoid having the beef
overcooked). Another spe-
cial is the duck parmentier,
made with slices of duck
confit under a layer of
potatoes. Delicious.
Dinner is served on the ter-
race, overlooking the
hotel's lovely swimming
pool and the waves rolling
onto the shores of Pointe
Milou. On Tuesday-Satur-
day evenings, there is live
music provided by pianist
Phil Nardone as of 7:00pm.

For reservations:
05 90 27 63 63


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Au Port
Bate a Z'Ailes
Carl Gustaf (Le)
Cafe Victoire
Caviar Island
Do Brazil
Eddy's Restaurant
Jao
L'Entracte
La Creperie
La Gamelle


La Mandala


La Marine
La Route des Boucaniers
La Vella
La Saladerie
Le Sapotiller
O'Coorner
Le Vietnam
Pipiri Palace
Repaire des Rebelles
The Strand
Ti Zouk K'fe
Wall House


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Public
Maya's 05.90.27 75 73
Corossol
Le Regal 05.90.29 85 26
Vitet
Hostellerie des 3 Forces 05 90 27 61 25
Toiny
Le Gaiac (H6tel Le Toiny) 05.90.27 88 88


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K'fe Massai
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Saint Jean
Bacardi Cafe
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Hideaway
Nikki Beach
Le Diamant
Le Jardin
Le Glacier
Le Piment
Le Terraza
Zanzibarth


Pointe Milou
Le Mango (H6tel Le Christopher)
Le Taino (H6tel Le Christopher)
Ti St-Barth


Saline
Esprit Saline
Grain de Sel
Le Tamarin
Pacri


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Grand Cul de Sac
Bartolom6o (H6tel Guanahani) 05.90.27 66 60
Indigo (H6tel Guanahani) 05 90 27 66 60
La Gloriette (La) 05.90.27 75 66
Restaurant des pecheurs (H6tel Le Sereno) 05.90.29.83.00
Colombier
Francois Plantation 05.90.29 80 22
Les Bananiers 05.90.27.93.48
Lurin
Santa Fe 05.90.27 61 04
Flamands
Chez Rolande 05.90.29 76 78
La Case de l'Ile 05.90.27 61 81
La Langouste 05.90.27.63.61
Taiwana 05.90.27 65 01
Anse des Cayes
Chez Ginette 05.90.27.66.11
Chez Yvon 05.90.29 86 81
Fellini Ristorante (H6tel Le Manapany) 05.90.27.66.55
New Born 05.90.27.67.07


St Barth Weekly n107







TIME OUT


Where to go dancing? See an art exhibit?
Listen to live music? Time Out keeps you up to date on local happenings. Let's party I


Special Events
I Sunday February 11
- Pre-carnival parades:
Every Sunday afternoon,
at sunset in the streets
of Gustavia.
This Sunday, the theme
for the costumes is
"Dekatman"


Live Music
I Every Evening
- Lounge mix, 7:30pm-
midnight, Bar't6,
H6tel Guanahani
Grand Cul de Sac
- Papagayo, Mr Dean, &
Krisse 9pm, except Monday
at La Plage, St. Jean,
I Until March 3
Adam Falcon Quartet,
Alternative Jazz Soul
8:30pm-midnight,
BAZ, Gustavia
I Every Saturday & Sunday
Stephane, Sunset Concert at
5:30pm, Hotel Carl Gustav
I From Wednesday-Friday
Alan Landry on piano, 8pm,
Le Gaiac, Hotel Le Toiny
I From Tuesday-Saturday
Phil on piano, 7pm, Hotel
Christopher, Pointe Milou,
I From Tuesday-Friday
- Nadege, Sunset Concert,
5:30pm, Hotel Carl Gustav
Let's Party
I Friday, February 9
- Live Music with
Tremendous Johnson Blues
Band from Boston,
Caviar Island, Gustavia
I Saturday. February 10
- Live Music with local
band Azad
Caviar Island, Gustavia
I Sunday, February 11
- Creole BBQ with acoustic
music, La Marine
Restaurant, Gustavia
- Brunch at Manapany with
Christine Gordon noon to
3:00pm, Anse des Cayes
I Monday. February 12


- Marrakech evening, mint
tea and belly dancing,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Tuesday, February 13
- Pirate Night, at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Wednesday February 14
-Ti Brother Party: A bottle
of Moet & Chandon for the
best costume. Fashion show
and dancing. Ti St Barth
- Live Music with local band
Azad, and Love songs,
Caviar Island, Gustavia
- Brazilian evening with
dancerd at Do Brazil
- Yemanja celebration
at Do Brazil, Gustavia,
from noon with white dress
code, fashion show with
Lula's Shop
I Thursday February 15
Night of the angels,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Friday & Saturday
Crazy Week end
& Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou

Night Club
) Every evening:
-Casa Nikki, Gustavia
-Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Bubbles Club, Gustavia
-Hot Spot caf6, Lurin
-Sexy pole dancing every
night after lam, Yacht Club
I Monday
- Studio 54, Casa Nikki
I Wednesday
Bling Bling Please, Casa
Nikki

Photo Art Exhibition
at Francois Plantation:
Rose Murray,
Scenes from Majesty Pen,
Kingston, Jamaica


Exhibitions:
I Dave Stevenson,
sculptures and jewelry,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
I Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
Opening Friday, Feb 9
at 6pm
0 Manuela Bosio, Porta 34,
Gustavia. Opening Friday,
Feb 9 at 7 pm
Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
presents
Richard Litzelmenn
at Wall House gallery,
Guistavia


I Basile, Haitian painter,
Galerie Asie, Gustavia
) Until March 5
Scott Cassidy, Angels and
Ghosts Eat Skeletons,
gallery Me.di.um, Gustavia
I Until February 28 5
Dominique Rousserie
at To b.art Gallery,
Carr6 d'Or, Gustavia
Opening Tuesday, February
13 at 6:30 pm
I February 14-March 4
Photographer
Cyrille Margarit
"Digital Evidence"
at Nikki Beach
I "Ethereal," an exhibit by
students from the New York
Academy of Art, Jane's
Gallery, Eden Rock
I Eve Ducharme Art Gallery


spnere
Pilates s fitness
Pilates, Yoga & Reformer
Group & private classes
Fitness studio, spinning...
0590279321
presents painters
Richard Litzelmenn at
Wall House gallery, Gustavia
I Permanent exhibits
- Michelle Marie paintings) ,
H6tel Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
- Philippe Defruit (sculptu-
res), H6tel Carl Gustaf,
- Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
-Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
-Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
-Antoine Heckly, Galerie
Indochine, Gustavia
- Wall House restaurant: Eve
Ducharme Art Gallery pre-
sents a selection of contem-
porary painters
I Art Galleries
- Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
(appointment only), Toiny
-To-b.art galerie, Gustavia
-Me.di.um galerie, Gustavia
-Didier Spindler galerie,
Gustavia
- Pipiri Boutique, Gustavia

Fashion shows:
I Everyday:
- 1:30-2pm: H6tel Isle de
France boutique, Flamands
- 3:30-7:30: Geisha Vampire,
La Plage, Saint Jean
I Wednesday. February 14
- 12:00am : Lula's shop
at Do Brazil, Gustavia


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of Gustavia.
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ROUND-ABOUT AT LA TOURMENTE
The traffic circle at La
Tourmente (the top of the
hill near the airport) has
cm altered the traffic patterns
S for who has the right-of-
way. Now, vehicles
''fa already engaged in the
traffic circle have priority.
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* Ashtrays on beaches


Founded in 1996,
SubProtect is a
non-profit organza-
tion dedicated to
the protection of the
environment and
the underwater sea
beds. Last year,
they provide "Ash-
trays on the Beach-
es." The idea is to
provide the installa-
tion of cans-as-ash-
trays at the entrance
to the beaches so
that smokers can


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lect their cigarette
butts. 14 of the
island's 22 beaches
will be outfitted.
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Charming two bedroom villa
nested in a lush tropical garden,
situated about 2mn from the
beach. Local architecture mixing
exotic wood and carved stone
Price 975 000 E
Luxurious penthouse located in
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Including bedroom, bathroom, living
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For sale, a brand new 2 bed-
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peaceful valley of Saline and


within 10 mn walk to the Saline
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and each offers an ensuite bath.
Contact St. Barth Property/
Sotheby's International Realty:
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PAF / airport & port police
Hospital
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy Aeroport
Gustavia
Saint Jean
U Useful numbers


Tourism ,'
Harbour
Boat company

Airlines company



Taxis


Voyager
Rapid Explorer
Winair
St-Barth Commuter
Air Caralbes
American Airlines
Gustavia
Saint-Jean


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Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Gustavia 05 90 27 95 38
1 ,_ church Sunday 9am. 05 90 29 74 63
S F. church St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am


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Town Hall
EDF (electricity company office)
Water system
Post ,-' Gustavia
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2 2 St Barth Weekly n¡107 WELCOME!The St. Barth Weekly is happy to be back for its fourth season. The Weekly is designed to help you put your finger on the pulse of the local community. Featuring an English rŽsumŽ of the top stories in our French newspaper, Le Journal de Saint Barth, as well as original articles in English, The St. Barth Weekly is the only completely English-language newspaper on the island. It is distributed on the island every week from November through the end of July. Our most exciting news is that each Friday, The Weekly is also available online at Saint Barth Online (www.st-barths.com), the wonderful web site launched in 1996, and now run by our friends Bruno and GŽraldine Colletas. Thanks to them, you can download every edition of The St. Barth Weekly, so that no matter where you are in the world, you can stay in touch with your favorite island. It has finally happened! And nothing should change the course of destiny now. The French Parliament has definitively passed the law concerning the political evolution of its overseas territories, and as a result Saint Barth will officially become a "COM"Ñ Overseas CollectivityÑthat is administratively separate from Guadeloupe, the island it has been legally attached to since Saint Barth was returned to France at the end of the Swedish era in 1878. The COM is a new entity created under article 74 of the French constitution and a "first" in the history of France: it is in fact the first time that towns within the French Republic ÑSaint Martin is also becoming a COMÑ are going to strip themselves of their current status and put on a new "dress" that was made to order. Anew "dress" that allows the elected officials of the COM more autonomy, and in certain domains the possibility to create local laws, and even adapt existing national laws to fit. This new Collectivity should become a reality in the next six months, following the publication of the law in the French "Official Journal"Ñ which should take place before the end of February. An assembly called the "territorial council," which has 19 members, will run the COM. The president of the collectivity and an executive committee will be named from within the council, as a sort of governmental cabinet that provide the political impetus for the COM. The election of the territorial council could be held anytime from the end of March to the end of June 2007. Only residents with French nationality can vote. The change that is most anticipated by the population is that of taxation, or to be exact, the official exemption from French taxes for residents of the island: taxes that were actually legally applicable in the past, but for the most part were not collected. Of course, many of you, such as foreign non-residents, have a lot of questions about the consequences of this political evolution concerning the properties you own here: will French taxation apply to youÑ And on what terms? These questions should be answered in the fiscal agreement that the elected officials of the future COM will sign with the French Minister of Finance, and the members of the territorial councilÉ Saint-Barth To Become An Overseas Collectivity WEEKLY St-BarthStay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY AT www.st-barths.com

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GALERIE ASIEANTIQUITIESrare finds from asia & beyondAfter more than thirty years of traveling and collecting throughout Asia, we present a very eclectic selection of quality pieces: furniture, Buddhas, primitive arts, Tibetan religious art, curiosities. We welcome your visit daily (except Sunday). We can provide worldwide shipping. Or, by appointment, we can organize a private presentation of a large number of remarkable or exceptional pieces (museum quality). Interior decoration projects accepted throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. We also offer a free search service to help you locate that very special piece you have been seeking for so long. Very unique carved wooden pannel showing Dharmma & Citragupta from Heavens and Hells, as per on the walls of Angkor Wat S. Gallery, E. wing. Cambodia. XIXth.C. 210 x 85 cm Afghanistan Burma China India Indonesia Laos Nepal New-Guinea ThailandTibeton the harbour Tel. : 05 90 52 09 01rue Samuel Fahlberg, (opp. Sibarth) Gustavia Saint-Barthelemy (F.W.I.)

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0 0 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡107 Every tree confronts winter in a cyclical manner. First it loses its petals, then its fruit, then its leaves, and finally its sap flows less freely once the nights dip below freezing. Life continues on the inside of the tree, seemingly immobilized by the cold. The darkness of winter nights settles on a black canvas, where etched thoughts of night speak about fear and pain. These are essential thoughts, like those in a diaryÑ intimate and painful. There is a long night to get through in "Il Mio Blu," but at the end, a blue butterfly, like the spring, prepares to fly. From this slight trace of hope, a path opens towards a new birth, towards wonder. This thin, plaintive blue trace opens the doors of Manuela Bosio's heart. This exhibition brings her back to her painting after a period of inactivity. In order to get all the meaning of this exhibition, you must look carefully at the dark warning in this work, which also formally signals the passing from a period of darkness to one of light. But where does this light come from? It's indicated in the title of the exhibitionÑManu With LoveÑ where love is the key. The author reveals her most private thoughts and she seems to tell us: "The only possible rebirth happens with love, for love, and through love." This is the deep message of these paintings: The urgent need to tell the world that, although the night can seem long, if you don't shut yourself up away from life, if you tenaciously continue hoping and believing, sooner or later love will come, and it will explode in a spectacle of colors and simplicity. It is the darkness of "Il Mio Blu" which indicates that there is no rhetoric and no frivolity in this affirmation, which is not about an easy linear route, but rather a way of believing in the beauty of life. Slowly emerging from the darkness you can see the image of a cherry tree branch, whose flowers are not completely opened. Anew image takes shape little by little in Manuela Bosio's mind, as she rereads her own notes and looks inside herself with more serenity. After a long period in which those notes replaced her paintings, Manuela can finally "see" again. Her words are transformed into images and feelings into colors, while on a white canvas, a still timid brush created "Ilda," accompanied with the thought from which it was born. In this painting, and those that follow, words and images fuse in a new way. It's the beginning of a wonderful freedom, it's a return to life, it's the most intense spring which explodes: the colors seem even brighter with a continuous and impetuous blooming of golden yellow, pulsating green, and shameless pink. The canvases, once so empty, are filled with an unhoped-for easiness, which seems to come from afar, and subjects are plentiful. Every little breath becomes a miracle of beauty: the cactus on the window, the cyclamen in the kitchen. These pictures include a micro-world of fragile perfection, full of life, in which delicate and powerful creatures seem to smile to us. Little by little, the canvases are filled, the act of painting becomes more natural, brushstrokes become smoother, and compositions more random. Words are abandoned and forms become more concise, almost abstract. Like in "Cyclamen 2," where a cascade of petals, almost unrecognizable, floats in a pink whirlwind. Looking at these paintings is like looking into the eyes of Manuela: the intense eyes of a woman who has opened up to life again, and finds the lightness and the simplicity that can guide her to rediscover the world with wonder and surprise. Exhibit: Manu With Love, February 9-16, 2007, Gallery Porta 34 Text by Letizia Grandis Dotta Manu With Love Ilda : Oil on Canvans Il Mio Blu : Oil on Canvans

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0 0 6 6St Barth Weekly n¡107An odd trailer has appeared on the plaza in front of City Hall, next to the water's edge. Equipped with three emitters/ receivers, this trailer will be in place for three weeks, during which time it will measure the quality of the air we breath in Saint Barth. The portable trailer will later be parked near the fire station in Saint Jean, where during the next three weeks, the same air quality measurements will be taken. Gwad'Air, one of 36 French associations recognized by the Minister of Ecology to test the air that the French breathe all across the country, is undertaking this project. The mobile station automatically takes four measurements every ten seconds, recording the level of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (03), and of particles inferior to 10 microns found in the air. "These are the four classic pollutants that can have serious consequences on one's health and the environment," explains Christelle Rippon, director of Gwad'Air. This is just the first phase of the project. Gwad'Air plans to repeat the process next summer during the more humid months, at the time of the year when there are clouds of sand, or dust that comes from the Sahara, one of the principal sources de pollution on the island of Guadeloupe, where the air quality was tested for the first time in 2004. In addition to the mobile station, there will also be "passive tubes" placed on existing poles along the roads during 15 days, "in order to completely cover the island even if the information recorded is primarily the quantity of nitric oxide, the gases emitted by cars (and in Saint Barth by boat motors), and factories," notes Christelle Rippon. American ozone in the air? The goal is to make a report about the air in Saint Barth. That report will be a reference for future years and the information can compared to that of Guadeloupe, of Saint-Martin, where a similar operation should begin within the next two months, or in La Desirade, where a high level of ozone was reported during the last testing period, "but not yet reaching a critical level," says Rippon. The level of ozone surprised Gwad'Air, since there is not very heavy automobile trafficÑthe major producer of NO2, and as a result, ozoneÑ in La Desirade. "The analysis that we did of the trajectories of the gas demonstrates that it comes from North America," says the director of Gwad'Air. "The ozone is a secondary pollutant formed by the presence of NO2 and light, something that is abundant in the Antilles. It is also very stable and can travel long distances without transforming." In fact, thanks to winds from the North that were evident here in early 2007, the ozone produced by cars in the United States and Canada can be found in the AntillesÉ. "It would be interesting to see, in the first attempt to test the air of Saint Barth during the period of the north winds, if we will also find ozone from America here as well," concludes Rippon. The Air In Saint Barth Under Scrutiny Christelle Rippon, director of Gwad'Air, with a technician in Saint Barth

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0 0 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡107Red and green are among the primary colors in the palette of Alain Le Chatelier as he returns to Saint Barth for his twelfth annual exhibit at Les Artisans in Gustavia, as of Friday, February 9. In looking at his paintings, one is immediately drawn to a canvas that captures the seriousness of his art, as well as his incredible sense of humor spiced with a dash of irreverence. The painting is of Le Chatelier's studio in Paris, with a red Oriental rug, a fireplace, a purple chair, his clothes on the floor, and an easel in the middle of the room. And on the easel is a painting of Le Chatelier's studio with an easel in the middle, and on the easel is a painting of Le Chatelier's studio with an easel in the middle, and on and on ad infinitumÉ Apainting of his living room at his country homeÑ a former rectory located about 100 kilometers southeast of ParisÑis also predominately red: from a carpet he says he found on the street to red chairs and a sofa. "Every time I get a new chair I cover it in red fabric," he confirms. This year's collection of paintings has quite a few interiors, including some homey kitchen scenes that are so immediate they are like a visual version of onomatopoeia: you can almost hear the eggs frying and the bacon sizzlingÉ on a stove crowded with a canister of sea salt, a pepper mill, a Dijon mustard jar, and other accoutrements of French cooking. The kitchen painting also emphasizes Le Chatelier's desire to play with light: "there is a cold winter light coming in through the window, and a warm yellow light from the lamp over the stove," he points out. This dual use of light resonates in a lot of his work, where the sunshine from outside can be seen streaming through the window of a country house scene, for example. Many of the paintings look as if they are wide-angle, almost from a fish-eye perspective, like reality knocked slightly off-kilter for the artist Ñ and his audience. "Some of the paintings are seen from an angle that only a bird or an insect flying overhead could see," says Le Chatelier, who often includes insects in his paintings as another touch of whimsy. The green in this year's palette comes from summertime paintings of the lawn and trees surrounding the country house, with the grass an aggressive shade of green that nature would have a hard time competing with. Once again, light and shadow play cat and mouse among the flowers and flora, and with Le Chatlier's impishness he has brought the inside outside, with his red Oriental carpet hanging on the clothesline behind a row of purple irises. Another canvas has a corner-to-corner "bouquet" of fall asters in a profusion of pinks and purples, just waiting to be picked. As he always does, Le Chatelier has included some very small paintings, but they cry out to be hung in a grouping of at least four: this year, Le Chatelier referred to one of the small painting groups as "secret gardens. More like private gardens," he says, waiting with a twinkle in his eye as we discover the body parts cleverly painted into the leaves and fronds of the paintings." Look closely: you never know what you might discover in one of Le Chatelier's paintings, the colors are just the beginningÉ Alain Le Chatelier Returns To Saint Barth Stay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ATwww.st-barths.com

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1 1 0 0St Barth Weekly n¡107On Thursday, February 1, the court in Saint Martin sentenced JD, a young man is his early 20s, to pay a fine of 800 euros. The problem dates back to Sunday, March 12, 2006, in the late morning, when agents from the Marine Park apprehended JD as he was trying to flee in his car with five conch, one of which was very young. The conch had been poached in the bay at Petit Cul de Sac, a zone protected by the Marine Park, and hidden by JD, an amateur fisherman, in the back of his car. The legislation concerning the fishing of conch is very clear: it is not only forbidden in all zones protected by the Marine Park, but is authorized for professional fishermen only in the rest of the Northern Islands'territorial waters between September 1 and March 31. The Marine Park is pleased by the verdict, which it sees as setting an example: "this shows that justice does not take infractions to the environmental codes lightly. We hope that this heavy fine will help people to understand that there is very strict legislation concerning fishing in the Marine Park zones and it must absolutely be respected," said a spokesperson. Don't give up hope: the statue of the Arawak that will eventually grace the center of the traffic circle near the airport is not lost. As already stated in the pages of Mic Mag last September, "The Indian" is currently in a foundry in France, in a town called Crest, where it is waiting to be cast in bronze. But the process takes a long time: a year, or perhaps just nine months, which means the statue should arrive in Saint Barth in last spring or early summer. This monumental sculptureÑ intended to be almost six feet tall but which will finally measure eight feet in heightÑ should have been cast in Saint Martin, but the caster did a quick disappearing act, before the mold made by artist Xavier Bonpunt in early 2006 had been sent to him. The goal was to unveil the Arawak on St. BarthŽlemy Day last summerÑ an event which will most likely take place on the island's Saint's Day in the summer of 2007 instead. In 2004, the municipality held a competition open to all residents of the island. Fifty-three projects to decorate the traffic circle at La Tourmente were submitted and studied carefully by a jury. In June 2005, Xavier Bonpunt was asked to create the winning project by Guillaume BlanchardÑ that of an Arawak standing on a base with an iguana and a pelican at his feet. Based on Blanchard's design, Bonpunt gave form to the statue, creating three plaster molds that have to be cast in bronze and assembled to create the completed sculpture. THE BEST WAY TO BE CONNECTEDCentre @lizéssince 1997Cyber caféINTERNET … PHONE … FAX SERVICES Monday to Saturday (non stop) 8.30 am … 7.30 pm Sunday & holidays 3.00 pm … 7.30 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 Poaching Of Five Conch Merits 800 Euro Fine Wher e Is The Arawak? Alittle patience required!

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1 1 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡107W eather Repor t JANUARY: COOLANDDRYRain With just 1.1 inches of rain, January 2007 is considered a dry month. TemperatureThe average high was 82.4 degrees F, and the average low 73.4 degrees F. These numbers are higher than the normal averages. The average low of 73.4 degrees F is approaching the record average low of 75.02 degrees F recorded in 1970. The lowest temperature of the monthÑ 71.4 degrees FÑ on January 22 was higher than usual, and the highest temperature of 87.6 degrees F was closer to the norm. The ocean temperature hovered close to 79.7 degrees F, also rather high for the time of year. Humidity levels varied between 63% for the average low and 86% for the average high. Once again the averages were higher than normal, in keeping with the warm ocean waters. WindThe wind, almost exclusively from the northeast, was moderate. Gusts reached a maximum of 47 mph on January 7. In the last few days of the month, there were also winds from the southeast. Three-month forecastThe seasonal forecast for the months on March, April, and May predict hotter weather than usual in the Caribbean. Rainfall should be close to average. As for the hurricane season, the hot ocean temperatures might mean increased activity. The behavior of El Nino, which plays a major role in the hurricane forecast, could also be a problem. Robert Danet in Sint MaartenFollowing exhibits at the Beaux Arts salon in 2000, and at the Christiane Peugeot Cultural Center in Paris in 2003, Saint Barth-born artist Robert Danet has 15 canvases on display at the Saint Geran Art Gallery, 117 Front Street, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.Dominique Rousserie at To B.art Paintings by Dominique Rousserie are on exhibit at To B.art in Gustavia, February 8-28, 2007. Opening reception Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30pm. The gallery is open from 10am-12:30pm and 4-7:30pm. Photographer Cyrille Margarit will have a solo showÑDigital EvidenceÑ at Nikki Beach in St. Jean, February 14-March 4, blending digital photography and art. His work covers a lot of terrain, from Africa and New York to Formula One racing and abstraction, and is produced on three different materials: Plexiglas, which allows him to play with transparency; aluminum, which is not affected by direct light or sun; and canvas. An exhibit worth seeing more than onceÉ Philosophy in Digital Art:Working in New York sets the tone to create an intimate setting for my digital art. My experiences have proved New York to be unique in its exclusivity. The town is consistently drawn from diverse groups of people throughout the world who share my penchant for life: Positive energy, light and fantasy.Ñ-Cyrille Margarit. Cyrille Margarit At Nikki Beach Scott Cassidy at Me.di.um Me.di.um, an art gallery in Gustavia, presents an exhibit of works by Scott Cassidy on the theme 'Angels and Ghosts Eat Skeletons' at Me.di.um Gallery, February 6-March 5, 2007. ARTEXHIBITS

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1 1 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡107Aresident of Saint Barth for the past 17 years, Patricia "Patou" Deravin is more in the spotlight these days: In addition to managing the nine-room O'Ka• Beach Residence tucked away in Anse des Cayes, she is also now the manager of Caviar Island, the open-air restaurant located smack in the middle of the CarrŽ D'Or, an up-scale shopping spot in the heart of Gustavia. "One of my clients from the hotel bought the restaurant," she says over a drink at one of the handsome wooden tables imported from Bali. "Then he asked me what I would do with the restaurant if I took over." And take over she did, sweeping away the past look and prior menu, using her talents to create a lounge/restaurant with live music and an informal menu that is not based solely on caviar, contrary to the impression the name of the place might convey. Deravin reminisces about her late husband, Claude, a professional pilot who came to Saint Barth from Guadeloupe in 1970, at the request of Charles Querrard, to handle medical evacuations, then created Air Saint Barth a few years later. "He passed away in 2003," she says. "He may not be here physically, but his presence will always be here. He was one of the pioneers in local aviation, and we traveled around the islands of the Caribbean by boat and by plane." Patricia, who was born in Normandy, is like many other French-born residents of Saint Barth who discovered the island and never left. "I was trained originally in medicine and was working in a hospital," she explains. "I came to Saint Barth for three months and stayed for 17 years." She fell in love not only with the island but also with her husband, who is from an old Caribbean family with roots in Saint Barth and Guadeloupe, and considers the island her adopted home. These days she is busy creating the ambiance at Caviar Island, which was the best peoplewatching spot on the island between Christmas and New Year's. There's live music on the agenda for this week and next, with Saint Barth musician Mathurin Cagan and some American friends performing on Friday, February 9 as the Tremendous Johnson Blues Band, and the local group, Azad, playing on Saturday, February 10, and again on Wednesday, February 14 in a special Valentine's Day concert with love songs. Deravin works with two chefs, Stephane and Thomas, and the menu at Caviar Island includes nibbles such as chicken wings and bbq ribs, as well as generous bowls of assorted risotto and smoked salmon platters. The desserts include "tuxedo" strawberries cleverly "dressed" in white and dark chocolate "jackets" with white "shirts" and brown "buttons," a definite treat to share with Patricia and friends at Caviar Island. Or if you find the name a little formal for such an informal place, just do as her friends do, and call it Chez Patou. By Ellen Lampert-GrŽaux Photo: Rosemond GrŽaux People W atch Patricia Deravin

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1 1 6 6St Barth Weekly n¡107 WEEKLY St-BarthStay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ATwww.st-barths.com He may not have graduated from one of the top French cooking schools, but the passion he shows for his profession is worth a few stars on his toque. "He" is 34 year-old Philippe Bigot who took over the reins in the kitchen at the Christopher, the four-star luxury hotel in Point Milou, as of November. He brings a new take to the menu and the high quality of his cuisine brings Ta•no Ñ the hotel's gourmet restaurantÑ back to the top of the list of the best tables in Saint Barth. This talented chef hails from Brittany, the town of Lorient to be exact, and he worked in Paris and London before joining the group Accor six years ago. He was based in Saint Martin before deciding to break out on his own and take over the kitchen at the Christopher. His specialties are varied: Like many good chefs, Philippe Bigot is as interested in meat and fish as in desserts, and he also serves as pastry chef. And what a pastry chef he is! The originality of his dessert menu is equal to the excellence of his confections. His list of sweets includes the island's only Omelette NorvŽgienne, a real treat for two. This classic French recipe is to die for! But if you are looking for something a little more unusual try the Caramel SoufflŽ with salted butter, a recipe from Brittany not found elsewhere in Saint Barth. But the desserts are just the icing on the cake. For appetizers: If you can have but one, go for the Foie Gras with figs. It is homemade and the combination of foie-gras and figs is absolutely delicious. Then again, there is also a delightful Red Tuna Tartar with mango/basil. On the menu of main courses distinctive flavors reign, from cod marinated in coconut milk (a light, refined dish for those who don't want to overdo it) to a hot/cold combo of mahi-mahi, or local dorado, on a bed of cherry tomatoes. Epicures will enjoy the filet of beef in a crust with foie gras and chanterelle mushrooms (be sure to ask for the proper temperature to avoid having the beef overcooked). Another special is the duck parmentier, made with slices of duck confit under a layer of potatoes. Delicious. Dinner is served on the terrace, overlooking the hotel's lovely swimming pool and the waves rolling onto the shores of Pointe Milou. On Tuesday-Saturday evenings, there is live music provided by pianist Phil Nardone as of 7:00pm. For reservations: 05 90 27 63 63 Philippe Bigot, new chef at the Christopher Hotel

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1 1 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡107 Au Port 05.90.27 62 36 Bte ˆ Z'Ailes05 90 29 74 09 Carl Gustaf (Le)05.90.29 79 00 CafŽ Victoire05.90.29.02.39 C C a a v v i i a a r r I I s s l l a a n n d d 0 0 9 9 9 9 0 0 5 5 2 2 4 4 6 6 1 1 1 1 Do Brazil05.90.29 06 66 Eddy's Restaurant05.90.27 54 17 Jao05.90.29 52 24 L'Entracte05 90 27 70 11 La Crperie05 90 27 84 07 La Gamelle05 90 29 89 70 La Mandala05.90.27 96 96 La Marine05.90.27 68 91 La Route des Boucaniers05.90.27 73 00 La Vella05.90.27 51 51 La Saladerie05 90 27 52 48 Le Sapotiller05.90.27 60 28 O'Coorner05.90.51.00.05 Le Vietnam05 90 27 81 37 Pipiri Palace05.90.27 53 20 Repaire des Rebelles 05.90.27 72 48 The Strand05 90 27 63 77 Ti Zouk K'fŽ05 90 27 90 60 Wall House 05.90.27 71 83 Maya's 05.90.27 75 73 Le RŽgal05.90.29 85 26 Hostellerie des 3 Forces05 90 27 61 25 Le Ga•ac (H™tel Le Toiny)05.90.27 88 88 K'fŽ Massa•05.90.29 76 78 Le Wok 05 90 27 52 52 Le Portugal ˆ St Barth05 90 27 68 59 Bacardi CafŽ05 90 27 68 09 Eden Rock05.90.29 79 99 Hideaway05.90.27.63.62 Nikki Beach05.90.27.64.64 Le Diamant05 90 29 21 97 Le Jardin05 90 27 73 62 Le Glacier05 90 27 71 30 Le Piment05.90.27.53.88 Le Terraza05.90.27 70 67 Zanzibarth05 90 27 53 00 Le Mango (H™tel Le Christopher)05.90.27 63 63 Le Ta•no (H™tel Le Christopher)05.90.27 63 63 Ti St-Barth05.90.27 97 71 Esprit Saline05.90.52 46 10 Grain de Sel05.90.52 46 05 Le Tamarin05 90 27 72 12 Pacri 05.90.29.35.63 BartolomŽo (H™tel Guanahani)05.90.27 66 60 Indigo (H™tel Guanahani)05 90 27 66 60 La Gloriette (La)05.90.27 75 66 Restaurant des pcheurs (H™tel Le Sereno)05.90.29.83.00 Franois Plantation 05.90.29 80 22 Les Bananiers05.90.27.93.48 Santa FŽ05.90.27 61 04 Chez Rolande05.90.29 76 78 La Case de l'Ile 05.90.27 61 81 La Langouste05.90.27.63.61 Ta•wana 05.90.27 65 01 Chez Ginette05.90.27.66.11 Chez Yvon05.90.29 86 81 Fellini Ristorante (H™tel Le Manapany)05.90.27.66.55 New Born05.90.27.67.07 Anse des Cayes Flamands Lurin Colombier Grand Cul de Sac Saline Pointe Milou Saint Jean Lorient Toiny Vitet Corossol Public GustaviaG GA A S S T T R R O O N N O O M M Y Y

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Live Music Every Evening Lounge mix, 7:30pmmidnight, Bar't™, H™tel Guanahani Grand Cul de Sac Papagayo, Mr Dean, & Krisse 9pm, except Monday at La Plage, St. Jean, Until March 3 Adam Falcon Quartet, Alternative Jazz Soul 8:30pm-midnight, BAZ, Gustavia Every Saturday & Sunday Stephane, Sunset Concert at 5:30pm, Hotel Carl Gustav From W ednesday-Friday Alan Landry on piano, 8pm, Le Ga•ac, Hotel Le Toiny From T uesday-Saturday Phil on piano, 7pm, Hotel Christopher, Pointe Milou, From T uesday-Friday Nadge, Sunset Concert, 5:30pm, Hotel Carl GustavLet's Party Friday , February 9 Live Music with Tremendous Johnson Blues Band from Boston, Caviar Island, Gustavia Saturday , February 10 Live Music with local band Azad Caviar Island, Gustavia Sunday , February 11 Creole BBQ with acoustic music, La Marine Restaurant, Gustavia Brunch at Manapany with Christine Gordon noon to 3:00pm, Anse des Cayes Monday , February 12 Marrakech evening, mint tea and belly dancing, Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou T uesday , February 13 Pirate Night, at Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou W ednesday , February 14 -Ti Brother Party: A bottle of Moet & Chandon for the best costume. Fashion show and dancing. Ti St Barth Live Music with local band Azad, and Love songs, Caviar Island, Gustavia Brazilian evening with dancerd at Do Brazil Yemanja celebration at Do Brazil, Gustavia, from noon with white dress code, fashion show with Lula's Shop Thursday , February 15 Night of the angels, Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou Friday & Saturday Crazy Week end & Fashion Show Ti St Barth, Pointe MilouNight Club Every evening: Casa Nikki, Gustavia Yacht Club, Gustavia Bubbles Club, Gustavia Hot Spot cafŽ, Lurin Sexy pole dancing every night after 1am, Yacht Club Monday Studio 54, Casa Nikki W ednesday Bling Bling Please, Casa NikkiExhibitions: Dave Stevenson, sculptures and jewelry, Les Artisans, Gustavia Alain le Chatelier, Les Artisans, Gustavia Opening Friday, Feb 9 at 6pm Manuela Bosio, Porta 34, Gustavia. Opening Friday, Feb 9 at 7 pm Basile, Haitian painter, Galerie Asie, Gustavia Until March 5 Scott Cassidy, Angels and Ghosts Eat Skeletons, gallery Me.di.um, Gustavia Until February 28 5 Dominique Rousserie at To b.art Gallery, CarrŽ d'Or, Gustavia Opening Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 pm February 14-March 4 Photographer Cyrille Margarit "Digital Evidence" at Nikki Beach "Ethereal," an exhibit by students from the New York Academy of Art, Jane's Gallery, Eden Rock Eve Ducharme Art Gallery presents painters Richard Litzelmenn at Wall House gallery, Gustavia Permanent exhibits Michelle Marie (paintngs), H™tel Carl Gustaf, Gustavia Philippe Defruit (sculptures), H™tel Carl Gustaf, Alain le Chatelier, Les Artisans, Gustavia Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac Antoine Heckly, Galerie Indochine, Gustavia Wall House restaurant: Eve Ducharme Art Gallery presents a selection of contemporary painters Art Galleries Eve Ducharme Art Gallery (appointment only), Toiny To-b.art galerie, Gustavia Me.di.um galerie, Gustavia Didier Spindler galerie, Gustavia Pipiri Boutique, GustaviaFashion shows: Everyday: 1:30-2pm: H™tel Isle de France boutique, Flamands 3:30-7:30: Geisha Vampire, La Plage, Saint Jean W ednesday , February 14 12:00am : Lula's shop at Do Brazil, GustaviaT TI I M M E EO OU U T T W W h h e e r r e e t t o o g g o o d d a a n n c c i i n n g g ? ? S S e e e e a a n n a a r r t t e e x x h h i i b b i i t t ? ? L L i i s s t t e e n n t t o o l l i i v v e e m m u u s s i i c c ? ? T T i i m m e e O O u u t t k k e e e e p p s s y y o o u u u u p p t t o o d d a a t t e e o o n n l l o o c c a a ll h h a a p p p p e e n n i i n n g g s s . . L L e e t t ' ' s s p p a a r r t t y y ! ! Special Events Sunday February 11 Pre-carnival parades: Every Sunday afternoon, at sunset in the streets of Gustavia. This Sunday, the theme for the costumes is "Dekatman" Photo Art Exhibition at Franois Plantation: Rose Murray, Scenes from Majesty Pen, Kingston, Jamaica Eve Ducharme Art Gallery presents Richard Litzelmenn at Wall House gallery, Gustavia St Barth Weekly n¡107 1 1 9 9

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S SE E E E N N I I N NS ST TB BA A R R T T H H Exclusive villa in Domaine de Mont Jean available May1st Ð December 15th, 2007 (7.5 months) 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large private pool view over ocean, private beach access, furnished French Sat TV, High speed internet connection, 6600   / month plus utilities and services Contact: villalabelleaurore@earthlink.net Phone Owner NYC, USA 1-646-495-1686 Concierge on St. Barthelemy (0) 690-227-435 www.stbarth.net/lba 1 2 3 Pre-Carnival parades : every Sunday afternoon at sunset in the streets of Gustavia. This Sunday the theme is : "Dekatman" 1. (From left): Agnes, Elizabeth, artist Dave Stevenson, Sahara, JoAnne, Albert, and Amandine at Les Artisans 2. Opera singers Jane Thorngren and Walter MacNeil at Cocaloba 3. (From left): Martin Scher & Sylvia Chavkin from New York with Anne Marie & Christain Levavasseur from Paris at Le Tamarin Villa La Belle Aurore

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2 2 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡107 At your serviceFriday Scattered Clouds. High: 82¡F. / 28¡C. Wind ESE 17 mph / 28 km/h Night : Scattered Clouds Low: 75¡F. / 24¡C. Wind ESE 11 mph / 18 km/h Saturday Scattered Clouds. High: 82¡F. / 28¡CWind East 11 mph. / 18 km/h. Night :Scattered Clouds. Low: 75¡F. / 24¡C. Wind ENE 11 mph / 18 km/hSundayScattered Clouds. High: 82¡F. / 28¡C. Wind ENE 15 mph/ 25km/hNight :Scattered Clouds. Low: 75¡F. / 24¡C. Wind ENE 17 mph/ 28km/hMondayScattered Clouds. High: 82¡F. / 28¡C Wind East 20 mph / 32km/hNight :Scattered Clouds Low: 75¡F. / 24¡C. Wind East 17 mph/28 km/h Puzzle There's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but nothing has to add up to anything else. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic. It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive!"Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through 9."That's all there is to it.www.sudokustar.fr Solution Check the solutions to the Sudoku Local WeatherThe 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-ABOUTATLATOURMENTEAshtrays on beachesFounded in 1996, SubProtect is a non-profit organzation dedicated to the protection of the environment and the underwater sea beds. Last year, they provide "Ashtrays on the Beaches." The idea is to provide the installation of cans-as-ashtrays at the entrance to the beaches so that smokers can use the cans to collect their cigarette butts. 14 of the island's 22 beaches will be outfitted. Feel free to use them to help us keeping Saint-Barth clean!

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Classified adsRentalShare in Vitet available as of February 15. House with terrace, garden, Jacuzzi, parking. Bedroom with bathroom. 1000 euros per month including EDF, telephone, water, French satellite TV, and WiFi. Non-smokers only. Call 05 90 51 49 09 or travel8188@yahoo.com Exchange beautiful villa near Aix en Provence (5/10 min) for January (or February) and August : 2 bedroom 2 bathroom and 2 single bed , 1 spa and garden. Call for appointment 05 90 29 22 82 or mail to marc.lacotte@free.fr Studio with ocean view, kitchen, shower room, terrace. Available March 28thÐ Dec. 15th, for extended term offered furnished for maximum of 2 persons. No children No pets 2300 Euros per month inclusive of EDF, EDU. Contact:villalabelleaurore@earthlink.net Phone Owner NYC, USA1646-495-1686 Concierge on St. Barth (0) 690 227 435 Real EstateFor sale, a brand new 2 bedroom and 1 bath villa set in the peaceful valley of Saline and within 10 mn walk to the Saline Beach. The lush tropical surroundings offer a delightful setting for true island living. Contact St. Barth Property/ Sotheby's International Realty : 0590 29 75 05 To sell of exclusiveness : Property in St Jean Land 0,75 acre, villa with pool, living-kitchen full equiped, terrace, 3beds, 3 bath, Fitness room Contact CMI at 05 90 27 80 88 or claudine.mora@wanadoo.fr Villa w/ sea view 2 bedrooms, pool Nice natural area, 2 min walking from the beach Price: 3,400,000 Contact: 0690 34 28 51 or sprimbarth@yahoo.fr St Martin Property including a 750m2 seven room villa and a studio, tropical gardens and sea view, swimming pool, cistern, garage and 4000m2 of land. Price:   1.500.000 Contact us: sprimbarth@yahoo.fr or 0690 34 28 51 For sale, 3 bedroom, 4 bath villa tucked into the hillside of Flamands with wonderful view. This property offer an exceptional rental history. Beautiful furnished and meticulous maintain. Contact St. Barth Property/Sotheby's International Realty : 0590 29 75 05 For sale, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, beautiful decorated hillside villa is set in the heights of desirable Pointe Milou with sensational western views. 2 equal bedrooms are separated for privacy and each offers an ensuite bath. Contact St. Barth Property/ Sotheby's International Realty : 0590 29 75 05 LandLand in Flamand, surface 1/3 of acre with viability (power, water, tel) 1,050,000 euros. Contact CMI 05 90. 27.80.88 St Barth WEEKLYPublished by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278Ph. : 05.90.27.65.19Fax : 05.90.27.91.60 e 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 www.journaldesaintbarth.comDirector & layout : Aviga‘l Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute, Translation : Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe : Rosemond Greaux Impression : Daily Herald St Barth Weekly n¡107 2 2 3 3 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 company Winair05 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 St Bar th Shuttle (Bus Service) 05 90 29 44 19 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 Sunday 8:30am Gustavia05 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 Charming two bedroom villa nested in a lush tropical garden, situated about 2mn from the beach. Local architecture mixing exotic wood and carved stone Price 975 000  Luxurious penthouse located in St Jean 2 minutes from the beach. Including bedroom, bathroom, living room, morning and afternoon tea terraces. Striking view over the bay. Common pool. Price 1 190 000  Tel. : 05 90 29 88 91 www.sibarth.com