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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.


Some people are pleased, some
questioning, and other perhaps
frankly worried by the recent
adoption of laws by the French Parlia-
ment concerning the evolution of Saint
Barth into an Overseas Collectivity.
The primary issue is taxation- or
which taxes will be applicable under
the new political institution. In his


letter addressed to "residents and non-
residents, French and foreign, of Saint
Barthelemy, mayor Bruno Magras
clarifies some of the articles of the law
concerning fiscal matters, but also
raises the curtain on what could
become the main sources of local taxes
in the future. (Letter as translated by
the mayor's office):


Letter of Information from the Mayor

to the residents and non-residents,

to the French and to the foreigners,

of Saint Barthelemy


On February 7 of this year,
the French Parliament
adopted the law granting
Saint Barthelemy the
Statute of an Overseas Col-
lectivity. The text has been
submitted to the Constitu-
tional Council who must
approve it prior to its offi-
cial proclamation by the
President of the Republic.

This is a historical step for
our island and we should
therefore rejoice. The law
confers on the new Collec-
tivity important matters
over which territorial pow-
ers are exercised. Among


the same are matters con-
cerning the issues of taxa-
tion: The Territorial Council
to be elected by the voters
will be free to determine the
taxes applicable to those
persons having attained the
status of a tax resident in
Saint Barthelemy. For both
the elected representatives
and the island population
this represents the outcome
of a long battle for the
recognition of our historical
rights and the obligations
undertaken at the time of
our adhering to the French
Republic.


This change in statute, long
anticipated, puts an end to a
long period of judicial
uncertainty; it will permit
the island to enjoy the tax
regulations tailored for the
island and to guaranty its
economic development.

Notwithstanding, I under-
stand that as all change, the
same generates questions
and concerns, and I thought
it useful to personally share
with you the evolution that
will follow.

The Collectivity of Saint
Barthelemy will determine


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itself the applicable taxes on
island, which will permit to
both conserve, and perhaps
adopt, the indirect taxes
necessary to its operations
and investments (port duty,
tourist tax, gas tax...). Like-
wise, the Collectivity alone
will have the power to set
direct taxes payable by its
residents, both physical per-
sons and legal entities. It is
obviously the role of the
future Territorial Collectivi-
ty to define the precise
rules, but it appears obvious
that the logic of our battle
and the economic success of
our island exclude a general
system of taxation of
income, assets and estates.
We will have to ask our-
selves whether our Collec-
tivity should not legitimate-
ly benefit from a contribu-
tion of the capital gains in
real estate and of a lump
sum, minor contribution by
the companies developing
on island. In my perspec-
tive, this last contribution
could be useful for the
financing of professional
training for our youth.

The only national taxes that
will continue to be applied
on island are those relating
to matters of social protec-
tion (social charges, social
security...): It is the normal
counterpart of the national
Social Security System that
will continue to benefit all
the island's inhabitants.

The law that was voted
provides that persons (legal
entities and physical per-
sons) will benefit from the
local tax regime- and there-
by no longer be subject to
the national income tax,
profits and assets- after
having resided on island
for a minimum period of
five years. It is after the
lapse of this time period
that a person, otherwise


subject to French law or the
international tax treaties
with France, benefits as a
"tax resident" of Saint
Barthelemy.

This time period is normal
and it is, above all, con-
ceived to protect our com-
munity from the risks of
purely financially motivated
interests. Our island is not
purposed by serving as a
refuge for financial oppor-
tunists. Being a tax resident
in Saint Barthelemy must
result from a durable stay in
the Collectivity. We have
convinced the French Par-
liament that the numerous
constraints endured by our
families justifies a special
regime; these constraints
exist only for those who
have set root here and the
transient residents or those
of short duration are clearly
in a very different situation.
It was also inconceivable
that the French Govern-
ment entertains having a
center for tax evasion here.

French or foreign nationals
residing in Saint Barthele-
my for less than five years
will not be subject to mod-
ification in their legal sta-
tus until such time as they
have reached the period of
five years.

The laws that will be appli-
cable to these persons until


they become residents are
those that exist today: The
French rules and those
determined pursuant to
international tax treaties.
The only difference will be
positive: After the period of
five years, the local tax
rules will apply.

A modification of the law
that was made at the last
minute indicates that non-
residents will be subject to
the rules in effect in Metro-
politan France, but this is
simply a clerical error in the
drafting: it is simply a mat-
ter of specifying that the
National laws are applicable
to non-residents, but they
obviously will be, together
with all the particular geo-
graphic considerations
resulting therefrom. Non-
residents residing in Saint
Barthelemy will continue,
as is the case today, to be
subject to the rules applied
in Guadeloupe. This point
will be specified in the fis-
cal treaty to be signed
between the Collectivity
and the State.

I know that certain persons
fi:a ilithat t new statute will
induce the French adminis-
tration to apply the State
taxes on the non-residents.
If such is the price to pay in
order to remove ourselves
from the illegal situation in
which we enclosed our-


selves, it does not appear
excessive to me, especially
if we compare the same to
the enormous benefit that
Saint Barthelemy will draw
from its new statute. For
those who are already on
the island and who wish to
stay, attaining the status of
a resident will only be a
matter of time: three years
for those who are already
residing here for two and
one year for those who
have already been here
four... let us not dramatize
that which is little more
than a transitory period.

We are entering a new era
where the political and eco-
nomic leaders of Saint
Barthelemy will dispose of
acute tools to assure the
prosperity of the island and
of all those who visit. The
municipal team has worked
hard to arrive at this result.
In the coming weeks, we
will strive to respond to all
the questions of the popula-
tion regarding the applica-
tion and consequences of
the new statute. Our sole
objective remains, as in the
past, to make our Collectivi-
ty an example of economic
success benefiting all,
French and Foreigner alike,
who contribute their work,
their talent, or their wealth.

Bruno MAGRAS,
Mayor of St-Barthelemy


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Caribbean Products and the Cuisine of Saint Barth


A few years ago,
Saint Barth was
considered the high
point of French cuisine in
the Caribbean. Times have
changed: competitive desti-
nations have developed,
and in St. Barth, the use of
private chefs-a new luxu-
ry- has multiplied, taking
clients away from restau-
rants. Aware of this shift,
the island's restaurant asso-
ciation-whose current
president is Didier Bensa-
is launching a series of
events to win back their
clientele.
After joining with the
island's hotel association
and ASCOM (a new busi-
ness association) -and


going on a promotional
road show in Brazil- the
association has announced
an event that will take
place in many of the
island's restaurants from
February 16-26.
Entitled "Caribbean Week,
New Cuisine," the event is
designed to promote the
inventiveness of chefs at


various restaurants. They
have been asked to exclu-
sively use regional prod-
ucts to create something
new-an appetizer, main
dish, or dessert- to add to
their existing menu. The
list of ingredients, as well
as the recipe, will be
offered to clients. The goal
is for the chefs to use their


imaginations freely yet
remain within the geo-
graphic gastronomy of the
region. A second edition of
this event is planned for
Thanksgiving.
In April, a second project
will help promote the cui-
sine of Saint Barth. This
time, chefs from certain
hotels will create two din-
ners for a "blind" taste test
by a jury composed of spe-
cialized food journalists
and chefs of international
renown. The goal is to get
positive press about the
food in Saint Barth in pub-
lications in all of the coun-
tries represented by the
journalists who are invited
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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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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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Lorient
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Le Wok
Le Portugal a St Barth
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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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Bartolomeo (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
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St Barth Weekly n108







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


Viva Carnival
I Friday, February 16
2:00 pm Children's parade
through the streets
of Gustavia
I Sunday, February 18,
Parade in the streets
of Gustavia, Theme:
"Maasai"
I Monday, February 19,
Early evening parade
starting at 6pm
in "pajamas"
I Tuesday. February 20
The Main Carnival
parade will take place
on Mardi Gras at 3:00 pm
in Gustavia
I Wednesday February 21
Burning of Vaval parade
from Le Select to Shell
Beach, 7pm


Special Events
I February 19-26
A new Taste of The
Caribbean Page 4

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 Saturday, February 17
Live Music with Transit
Orchestra, 7:00 pm at
Sant6 F6, Lurin

-Grand Zouk contest,
at Ti Zouk K'F1, Gustavia
- Costume evening with
a Venice theme, La Plage,
St Jean
) Sunday February 18
- Carnival Celebration from
10pm to midnight at Ti Zouk
K'F1, Gustavia
- 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 19
-Pajama evening with DJ
at Ti Zouk K'F1, Gustavia
- Marrakech evening,
mint tea and belly dancing,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Tuesday, February 20
After-Carnival Party
Music with DJ Patris
Gero and costumes!
Caviar Island, Gustavia
- Lunch with Live Music by
Selecta Chaya
- Pirate Night, at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Wednesday February 21
-Ti Brother Party: A bottle
of Moet & Chandon for the
Photo Art Exhibition
at Franvois Plantation:
Rose Murray,
Scenes from Majesty Pen,
Kingston, Jamaica
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best costume. Fashion show
and dancing. Ti St Barth
) Thursday, February 15
Night of the angels,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
) Friday & Saturday
Crazy Week end
& Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou

Night Club
I 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

Exhibitions:
I Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
) Manuela Bosio, Porta 34,
Gustavia.
I Basile, Haitian painter,
Galerie Asie, Gustavia
I Until March 5
Scott Cassidy, Angels and
Ghosts Eat Skeletons,
gallery Me.di.um, Gustavia
) Until February 28
Dominique Rousserie
at To b.art Gallery,
Carr6 d'Or, Gustavia
) 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 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


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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
Eve Ducharme Art Gallery
presents
Richard Litzelmenn
at Wall House gallery,
Gustavia


Fashion shows:
I Everyday:
- 1:30-2pm: H6tel Isle de
France boutique, Flamands
- 3:30-7:30: Geisha Vampire,
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Saint Barth Celebrates Carnival


t's Carnival time in Saint
Barth and the island is
ready to party! The action
gets underway on Friday after-
noon, February 16 with a chil-
dren's parade through the
streets of Gustavia. Then on
Sunday, February 18, La Pointe
En Mouvement holds its final
pre-Carnival parade at sunset,
with a musical pause in front of
La Cantina on the waterfront in
Gustavia. The theme for this
Sunday's costumes is Maasai.
Things continue to heat up on
Monday, February 19, with an
early evening parade starting at
6pm in pajamas as the revelers
prepare for the grand parade on
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras-
February 20. Numerous groups
are expected to participate in
the big Carnival event, includ-
ing Rum and Ginger (in Brazil-
ian-inspired costumes) and the
rock band of the year where if
you look closely you'll find
Andy Hall from The Hideaway,
dentist David Grodberg, and
friends lurking under the wigs
and sunglasses. The events
wind down on February 21-
Ash Wednesday- with a
march through the streets of
Gustavia, starting at 7pm, from
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Fine Dining In Saline


A few years ago-
seven to be
exact- a new
restaurant opened in Saint
Barth: Esprit Saline, an
open, airy space nestled in
a lush tropical garden
alongside the salt flats in
Saline. The 80-seat restau-
rant is furnished with teak
from Bali for a casual
ambiance.
The partners had all
worked in other island
restaurants and were anx-
ious to have a place of
their own. One of the part-
ners, Jean-Charles Guy is
also the top chef, who
came with seven years of
working at Maya's under
his belt- his current part-
ner is Guillaume Hen-


nequin. "Our menu
changes every day," says
the chef, who has lived in
St Barth since 1994, short-
ly after the birth of his son,
who is now 12 years old.
"I was born in a kitchen,"
he says, pointing out that
his parents had a restau-
rant in Sete in the South of
France. "My mother went
back to work three days
after I was born and I slept
in the kitchen in a dish
pan.
Jean-Charles Guy is pas-
sionate about food and
about using only the high-
est quality ingredients,
which he describes as
"expensive but important."
His cuisine is also light
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cream or heavy
ingredients, and like
to make dishes in
keeping with the
warm climate of the
island," he points
out. "I use a lot of
good olive oil from
Italy and bouillons."
Jean-Charles also
avoids phrases that
sound too much like
marketing tools. "I don't
like to describe my cook-
ing as fusion, but I am
inspired by cuisine from
all over the world. African.
Caribbean. Asian. I am
planning a trip to Morocco
and have been including a
lot of Moroccan dishes on
the menu." His daily menu
always includes four appe-
tizers- including a soup
(perhaps fish soup drawn
from his home in the
South of France) and a sal-
ad plus four main
courses with fish, seafood,
chicken and beef, but no
pork in consideration of
dietary restrictions.
Shrimp might be flambeed
with old rum Creole style,
while local fish can be
served with a pesto sauce,


Left to right:
sommelier FranCois
Lecronier and chef
Jean-Charles Guy
at Esprit Saline
and chicken is often
flavored with lemon
grass. "We even
make our own mix
of spices," says
Jean-Charles, who
notes that the cuisine
at Esprit Saline might be
"light" but you will not
leave hungry. "We believe
in both quantity and quali-
ty," he says. This is also
evident in the wine list
supervised by Frangois
Lecronier, the restaurant's
sommelier, who is as pas-
sionate about wine as
Jean-Charles is about
food. The desserts are
from the classic French
repertory, from Tart Tatin
to the ever-popular prof-
iteroles, or the daily spe-
cial such as a soft-choco-
late tart. "Many countries
are represented on the
menu," says Jean-Charles.
"One of our guests said it's
like traveling around the
world when you eat at
Esprit Saline."
St Barth Weekly n108





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10,000

IN SAINT
T he number of homes
counted in St Barth last
fall determined that there
are approximately 4,400
dwellings (houses and apart-
ments combined) on the island.
Compared to 3,465 counted in
1999, that represents an
increase of 27% in the space of
seven years. However, this
increase is less than the 40%
increase marked from 1990-
1999. By extrapolation, if one
applies the 27% increase in
housing to the size of the popu-
lation, there would be slightly
more than 8,700 residents on
the island. But by the end of
2003, an estimate based on
numbers provided by the


RESIDENTS

BARTH?
municipal police and the reg-
istry office indicated there were
already close to 8,800 people
living on the island. This repre-
sents an increase of 28% (and
an average of 5.6% annually)
compared to the census taken in
March 1999, which counted
6,852 residents in Saint-Barth.
If one applies the figure of a
5.6% annual increase, the pop-
ulation will have exceeded
10,000 people in 2007- or an
increase of 45% since 1999.
Compared to the increase in the
number of dwellings built dur-
ing the same period, it is easy
to understand why there is such
a shortage of housing at the
present time.


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THE LEVEL OF NITROGEN DIOXIDE
At the end of February, Gwad'Air will install 50
small tubes as part of an ongoing campaign to
measure the air quality in Saint Barth. These
tubes, designed to measure the quantity of nitro-
gen dioxide (N02) in the air, will be installed in
various spots across the island where there is a lot
of traffic-such as the industrial zone in Public.
With cartridges of active carbon to trap the toxic
gas created primarily by combustion from auto-
mobiles and industrial installations, these tubes
will be in place for 15 days before being collected
for analysis. A second campaign to measure nitro-
gen dioxide will take place shortly thereafter, plus
two other during the summer. Aside from being
an oxidant, NO2 is also known to cause bronchial
irritation. It also has negative effects on the envi-
ronment: NO2 contributes to acid rain and aids in
the formation of ozone in the lower atmosphere,
thereby augmenting the greenhouse effect.


St. Barth Music Festival: Nothing But Good Notes!


Michile Viale is passio-
nate about classical
music. She wouldn't miss
the St. Barth Music Festi-
val for anything in the
world, and this year she
says it was full of nothing
but "good notes," a play
on words in French
where school grades are
also "notes." Her tribute
is as follows:

"For some time I have been
hearing "has been" kind of
reflections, such as 'Saint
Barth isn't what it used to
be...'And yet, the St. Barth
Music Festival just com-
pleted a wonderful 23rd edi-
tion this year, which is quite
a milestone, an entire gener-
ation. Residents and tourists
(many who come for the
festival every year), as well
as artists, had other
thoughts: "Yes, it's as great
as ever- Once again a
marvelous festival- How
the island is so beautiful and
so welcoming-etc."
Bravo, as this is a cultural
event that St. Barth can be
St Barth Weekly n108


proud of, and it was in fact
as good as ever. So there is
hope, a lot of hope in the
form of this festival...
What's more, this year,
Frances DeBroff and her


- The rock concert at Zion
Garden with the band
NYCO from Chicago: that
was daring!
- The Brazilian concerto
for trombone and orchestra


committee gave us an composed by James
example of perseverance Stephenson and performed
and boldness. Perseverance here as a world premiere:
in the organization of the :l. s '.rini '
festival and the quality of The opera, I Pagliacci,
the artists, boldness in their less known to the public at
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Ihe cast of Pagliacci at the St. Barth Music Pestival,
featuring (left to right) David Small, Anthony DiPaolo,
Walter MacNeil, Jane Thorngren, maestro RichardBuckley,
and Grant Youngblood.


caught yawning, in fact it
was just the opposite: that
was daring!
I had the chance (accessible
to everyone in Saint Barth)
to chat with some of the
extremely talented musi-
cians who like to come back
to the festival. Eric Ruske
(French horn) told me how
much he enjoyed playing in
Saint Barth, for us: "I feel
here that I play for a com-
munity, that I am part of the
audience, no matter who
pays or not, music can go
out through doors and win-
dows to reach everyone.
You cannot imagine how
happy we are to be here and
give you our music". When
I heard that, I can assure
you, :-.1 mA-J me HAPPY!
Yes, the stars of the dance
couldn't make it to the festi-
val this year, but the musi-
cians were brilliant, note
after note!
Until next year, for a Saint
Barth that will always be...
SAINT BARTH!"












































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WEEKLY N¡108 February 16, 2007 FREE Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" 05 90 27 65 19 stbarthweekly@wanadoo.frLocal News in EnglishSt-BarthWEEKLY A New Taste of the CaribbeanFOODFESTIVALFEBRUARY19 26 A New Taste of the CaribbeanFOODFESTIVALFEBRUARY19 26L L i i m m e e s s , , p p a a p p a a y y a a , , r r e e d d s s n n a a p p p p e e r r , , o o r r " " c c a a b b r r i i . . " " P P i i n n e e a a L L i i m m e e s s , , p p a a p p a a y y a a , , r r e e d d s s n n a a p p p p e e r r , , o o r r " " c c a a b b r r i i . . " " P P i i n n e e a a p p p p l l e e o o r r b b p p p p l l e e o o r r b b r r e e a a d d f f r r u u i i t t . . T T a a m m a a r r i i n n d d , , c c h h i i c c k k e e n n , , o o r r m m a a h h i i m m a a h h i i . . r r e e a a d d f f r r u u i i t t . . T T a a m m a a r r i i n n d d , , c c h h i i c c k k e e n n , , o o r r m m a a h h i i m m a a h h i i . . F F r r o o m m F F e e b b r r u u aa r r y y F F r r o o m m F F e e b b r r u u a a r r y y 1 1 9 9 t t o o 2 2 6 6 , , t t h h e e m m a a j j o o r r i i t t y y o o f f 1 1 9 9 t t o o 2 2 6 6 , , t t h h e e m m a a j j o o r r i i t t y y o o f f t t h h e e i i t t h h e e i i s s l l a a n n d d ' ' s s r r e e s s t t a a u u r r a a n n t t s s i i n n v v i i t t e e y y o o u u t t o o d d i i s s c c o o v v e e r r s s l l a a n n d d ' ' s s r r e e s s t t a a u u r r a a n n t t s s i i n n v v i i t t e e y y o o u u t t o o d d i i s s c c o o v v e e r r C C a a r r i i b b b b e e a a n n s s p p ee c c i i a a l l t t i i e e s s . . I I n n a a d d d d i i t t i i o o n n t t o o t t h h e e i i r r r r e e g g C C a a r r i i b b b b e e a a n n s s p p e e c c i i a a l l t t i i e e s s . . I I n n a a d d d d i i t t i i o o n n t t o o t t h h e e i i r r r r e e g g u u u u l l a a r r m m e e n n u u s s , , c c h h e e f f s s a a r r e e i i n n v v e e n n t t i i n n g g s s p p e e c c i i a a l l d d i i s s h h e e s s l l a a r r m m e e n n u u s s , , c c h h e e f f s s a a r r e e i i n n v v e e n n t t i i n n g g s s p p e e c c i i a a l l d d i i s s h h e e s s m m a a d d e e e e xx c c l l u u s s i i v v e e l l y y w w i i t t h h t t h h e e r r e e g g i i o o n n a a l l p p r r o o d d u u c c t t s s t t h h a a t t p p r r o o m m o o t t e e t t h h e e f f l l a a v v o o r r s s o o f f t t h h e e C C a a r r i i b b b b e e a a n n . . m m a a d d e e e e x x c c l l u u s s i i v v e e l l y y w w ii t t h h t t h h e e r r e e g g i i o o n n a a l l p p r r o o d d u u c c t t s s t t h h a a t t p p r r o o m m o o t t e e t t h h e e f f l l a a v v o o r r s s o o f f t t h h e e C C a a r r i i b b b b e e a a n n . .

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2 2 St Barth Weekly n¡108 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. "... the food, especially the fish, is fresh and reliably excellent." Town & Country "The food is excellent, the ambiance ultra hip, and the decor out of paradise. No wonder that L'esprit is the restaurant on the island where everybody goes." Vogue Paris The "Hot Tables" CondŽ Nast TravelerL'ESPRIT SALINESRESTAURANT7:00pm to 10:00 pm Tel: 05 90 52 46 10Near Saline BeachOn February 7 of this year, the French Parliament adopted the law granting Saint Barthelemy the Statute of an Overseas Collectivity. The text has been submitted to the Constitutional Council who must approve it prior to its official proclamation by the President of the Republic. This is a historical step for our island and we should therefore rejoice. The law confers on the new Collectivity important matters over which territorial powers are exercised. Among the same are matters concerning the issues of taxation: The Territorial Council to be elected by the voters will be free to determine the taxes applicable to those persons having attained the status of a tax resident in Saint Barthelemy. For both the elected representatives and the island population this represents the outcome of a long battle for the recognition of our historical rights and the obligations undertaken at the time of our adhering to the French Republic. This change in statute, long anticipated, puts an end to a long period of judicial uncertainty; it will permit the island to enjoy the tax regulations tailored for the island and to guaranty its economic development. Notwithstanding, I understand that as all change, the same generates questions and concerns, and I thought it useful to personally share with you the evolution that will follow. The Collectivity of Saint Barthelemy will determineSome people are pleased, some questioning, and other perhaps frankly worried by the recent adoption of laws by the French Parliament concerning the evolution of Saint Barth into an Overseas Collectivity. The primary issue is taxationÑ or which taxes will be applicable under the new political institution. In his letter addressed to "residents and nonresidents, French and foreign, of Saint BarthŽlemy," mayor Bruno Magras clarifies some of the articles of the law concerning fiscal matters, but also raises the curtain on what could become the main sources of local taxes in the future. (Letter as translated by the mayor's office) : What are the fiscal ramifications of the COM?Letter of Information from the Mayor to the residents and non-residents, to the French and to the foreigners, of Saint Barthelemy

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itself the applicable taxes on island, which will permit to both conserve, and perhaps adopt, the indirect taxes necessary to its operations and investments (port duty, tourist tax, gas taxÉ). Likewise, the Collectivity alone will have the power to set direct taxes payable by its residents, both physical persons and legal entities. It is obviously the role of the future Territorial Collectivity to define the precise rules, but it appears obvious that the logic of our battle and the economic success of our island exclude a general system of taxation of income, assets and estates. We will have to ask ourselves whether our Collectivity should not legitimately benefit from a contribution of the capital gains in real estate and of a lump sum, minor contribution by the companies developing on island. In my perspective, this last contribution could be useful for the financing of professional training for our youth. The only national taxes that will continue to be applied on island are those relating to matters of social protection (social charges, social securityÉ): It is the normal counterpart of the national Social Security System that will continue to benefit all the island's inhabitants. The law that was voted provides that persons (legal entities and physical persons) will benefit from the local tax regimeand thereby no longer be subject to the national income tax, profits and assetsafter having resided on island for a minimum period of five years. It is after the lapse of this time period that a person, otherwise subject to French law or the international tax treaties with France, benefits as a "tax resident" of Saint Barthelemy. This time period is normal and it is, above all, conceived to protect our community from the risks of purely financially motivated interests. Our island is not purposed by serving as a refuge for financial opportunists. Being a tax resident in Saint Barthelemy must result from a durable stay in the Collectivity. We have convinced the French Parliament that the numerous constraints endured by our families justifies a special regime; these constraints exist only for those who have set root here and the transient residents or those of short duration are clearly in a very different situation. It was also inconceivable that the French Government entertains having a center for tax evasion here. French or foreign nationals residing in Saint Barthelemy for less than five years will not be subject to modification in their legal status until such time as they have reached the period of five years. The laws that will be applicable to these persons until they become residents are those that exist today: The French rules and those determined pursuant to international tax treaties. The only difference will be positive: After the period of five years, the local tax rules will apply. Amodification of the law that was made at the last minute indicates that nonresidents will be subject to the rules in effect in Metropolitan France, but this is simply a clerical error in the drafting: it is simply a matter of specifying that the National laws are applicable to non-residents, but they obviously will be, together with all the particular geographic considerations resulting therefrom. Nonresidents residing in Saint Barthelemy will continue, as is the case today, to be subject to the rules applied in Guadeloupe. This point will be specified in the fiscal treaty to be signed between the Collectivity and the State. I know that certain persons fear that the new statute will induce the French administration to apply the State taxes on the non-residents. If such is the price to pay in order to remove ourselves from the illegal situation in which we enclosed ourselves, it does not appear excessive to me, especially if we compare the same to the enormous benefit that Saint Barthelemy will draw from its new statute. For those who are already on theisland and who wish to stay, attaining the status of a resident will only be a matter of time: three years for those who are already residing here for two and one year for those who have already been here fourÉlet us not dramatize that which is little more than a transitory period. We are entering a new era where the political and economic leaders of Saint Barthelemy will dispose of acute tools to assure the prosperity of the island and of all those who visit. The municipal team has worked hard to arrive at this result. In the coming weeks, we will strive to respond to all the questions of the population regarding the application and consequences of the new statute. Our sole objective remains, as in the past, to make our Collectivity an example of economic success benefiting all, French and Foreigner alike, who contribute their work, their talent, or their wealth. Bruno MAGRAS, Mayorof St-Barthelemy Stay in touch WHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ATwww.st-barths.com St Barth Weekly n¡108 0 0 3 3

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0 0 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡108 Afew years ago, Saint Barth was considered the high point of French cuisine in the Caribbean. Times have changed: competitive destinations have developed, and in St. Barth, the use of private chefsÑa new luxuryÑ has multiplied, taking clients away from restaurants. Aware of this shift, the island's restaurant associationÑwhose current president is Didier BensaÑ is launching a series of events to win back their clientele. After joining with the island's hotel association and ASCOM (a new business association) Ñand going on a promotional road show in BrazilÑ the association has announced an event that will take place in many of the island's restaurants from February 16-26. Entitled "Caribbean Week, New Cuisine," the event is designed to promote the inventiveness of chefs at various restaurants. They have been asked to exclusively use regional products to create something newÑan appetizer, main dish, or dessertÑ to add to their existing menu. The list of ingredients, as well as the recipe, will be offered to clients. The goal is for the chefs to use their imaginations freely yet remain within the geographic gastronomy of the region. Asecond edition of this event is planned for Thanksgiving. In April, a second project will help promote the cuisine of Saint Barth. This time, chefs from certain hotels will create two dinners for a "blind" taste test by a jury composed of specialized food journalists and chefs of international renown. The goal is to get positive press about the food in Saint Barth in publications in all of the countries represented by the journalists who are invited to participate. Restaurant Association To Promote Caribbean Products and the Cuisine of Saint Barth

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0 0 6 6St Barth Weekly n¡108 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 Saturday , February 17 Grand Zouk contest, at Ti Zouk K'FŽ, Gustavia Costume evening with a Venice theme, La Plage, St Jean Sunday , February 18 Carnival Celebration from 10pm to midnight at Ti Zouk K'FŽ, Gustavia Creole BBQ with acoustic music, La Marine Restaurant, Gustavia Brunch at Manapany with Christine Gordon noon to 3:00pm, Anse des Cayes Monday , February 19 -Pajama evening with DJ at Ti Zouk K'FŽ, Gustavia Marrakech evening, mint tea and belly dancing, Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou T uesday , February 20 Lunch with Live Music by Selecta Chaya Pirate Night, at Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou W ednesday , February 21 -Ti Brother Party: A bottle of Moet & Chandon for the best costume. Fashion show and dancing. Ti St Barth 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: Alain le Chatelier, Les Artisans, Gustavia Manuela Bosio, Porta 34, Gustavia. Basile, Haitian painter, Galerie Asie, Gustavia Until March 5 Scott Cassidy, Angels and Ghosts Eat Skeletons, gallery Me.di.um, Gustavia Until February 28 Dominique Rousserie at To b.art Gallery, CarrŽ d'Or, Gustavia 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 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 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 T 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 ! ! Viva Carnival ! Friday , February 16 2:00 pm Children's parade through the streets of Gustavia Sunday , February 18 , Parade in the streets of Gustavia, Theme : "Maasai" Monday , February 19, Early evening parade starting at 6pm in "pajamas" T uesday , February 20 The Main Carnival parade will take place on Mardi Gras at 3:00 pm in Gustavia W ednesday February 21 Burning of Vaval parade from Le Select to Shell Beach, 7pm Special Events February 19-26 A new Taste of The Caribbean Page 4 Live Music with Transit Orchestra, 7:00 pm at SantŽ FŽ, Lurin After-Carnival Party Music with DJ Patris Gero and costumes! Caviar Island, Gustavia Photo Art Exhibition at Franois Plantation: Rose Murray, Scenes from Majesty Pen, Kingston, Jamaica St Barth Weekly n¡108 0 0 7 7 Eve Ducharme Art Gallery presents Richard Litzelmenn at Wall House gallery, Gustavia

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0 0 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡108 It's Carnival time in Saint Barth and the island is ready to party! The action gets underway on Friday afternoon, February 16 with a children's parade through the streets of Gustavia. Then on Sunday, February 18, La Pointe En Mouvement holds its final pre-Carnival parade at sunset, with a musical pause in front of La Cantina on the waterfront in Gustavia. The theme for this Sunday's costumes is Maasai. Things continue to heat up on Monday, February 19, with an early evening parade starting at 6pm in pajamas as the revelers prepare for the grand parade on Fat Tuesday Ñ Mardi GrasÑ February 20. Numerous groups are expected to participate in the big Carnival event, including Rum and Ginger (in Brazilian-inspired costumes) and the rock band of the year where if you look closely you'll find Andy Hall from The Hideaway, dentist David Grodberg, and friends lurking under the wigs and sunglasses. The events wind down on February 21Ñ Ash WednesdayÑ with a march through the streets of Gustavia, starting at 7pm, from The Select to Shell Beach for the burning of Vaval, the Carnival King, signifying the end of the revelry and the start of Lent, the period leading up to Easter Sunday on April 8. Saint Barth Celebrates Carnival

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1 1 0 0St Barth Weekly n¡108Afew years agoÑ seven to be exactÑ a new restaurant opened in Saint Barth: Esprit Saline, an open, airy space nestled in a lush tropical garden alongside the salt flats in Saline. The 80-seat restaurant is furnished with teak from Bali for a casual ambiance. The partners had all worked in other island restaurants and were anxious to have a place of their own. One of the partners, Jean-Charles Guy is also the top chef, who came with seven years of working at Maya's under his beltÑ his current partner is Guillaume Hennequin. "Our menu changes every day," says the chef, who has lived in St Barth since 1994, shortly after the birth of his son, who is now 12 years old. "I was born in a kitchen," he says, pointing out that his parents had a restaurant in Sete in the South of France. "My mother went back to work three days after I was born and I slept in the kitchen in a dish pan." Jean-Charles Guy is passionate about food and about using only the highest quality ingredients, which he describes as "expensive but important." His cuisine is also light and healthy. "I use no cream or heavy ingredients, and like to make dishes in keeping with the warm climate of the island," he points out. "I use a lot of good olive oil from Italy and bouillons." Jean-Charles also avoids phrases that sound too much like marketing tools. "I don't like to describe my cooking as fusion, but I am inspired by cuisine from all over the world. African. Caribbean. Asian. I am planning a trip to Morocco and have been including a lot of Moroccan dishes on the menu." His daily menu always includes four appetizersÑ including a soup (perhaps fish soup drawn from his home in the South of France) and a salad Ñ plus four main courses with fish, seafood, chicken and beef, but no pork in consideration of dietary restrictions. Shrimp might be flambŽed with old rum CrŽole style, while local fish can be served with a pesto sauce, and chicken is often flavored with lemon grass. "We even make our own mix of spices," says Jean-Charles, who notes that the cuisine at Esprit Saline might be "light" but you will not leave hungry. "We believe in both quantity and quality," he says. This is also evident in the wine list supervised by Franois Lecronier, the restaurant's sommelier, who is as passionate about wine as Jean-Charles is about food. The desserts are from the classic French repertory, from Tart Tatin to the ever-popular profiteroles, or the daily special such as a soft-chocolate tart. "Many countries are represented on the menu," says Jean-Charles. "One of our guests said it's like traveling around the world when you eat at Esprit Saline." Fine Dining In Saline 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 10Left to right: sommelier Franois Lecronier and chef Jean-Charles Guy at Esprit Saline

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St Barth Weekly n¡10811Measuring The Air Quality FIFTYTUBESTODETERMINE THELEVELOFNITROGENDIOXIDEAt the end of February, Gwad'Air will install 50 small tubes as part of an ongoing campaign to measure the air quality in Saint Barth. These tubes, designed to measure the quantity of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the air, will be installed in various spots across the island where there is a lot of trafficÑsuch as the industrial zone in Public. With cartridges of active carbon to trap the toxic gas created primarily by combustion from automobiles and industrial installations, these tubes will be in place for 15 days before being collected for analysis. Asecond campaign to measure nitrogen dioxide will take place shortly thereafter, plus two other during the summer. Aside from being an oxidant, NO2 is also known to cause bronchial irritation. It also has negative effects on the environment: NO2 contributes to acid rain and aids in the formation of ozone in the lower atmosphere, thereby augmenting the greenhouse effect. Michle Viale is passionate about classical music. She wouldn't miss the St. Barth Music Festival for anything in the world, and this year she says it was full of nothing but "good notes," a play on words in French where school grades are also "notes." Her tribute is as follows: "For some time I have been hearing "has been" kind of reflections, such as ÔSaint Barth isn't what it used to beÉ'And yet, the St. Barth Music Festival just completed a wonderful 23rd edition this year, which is quite a milestone, an entire generation. Residents and tourists (many who come for the festival every year), as well as artists, had other thoughts: "Yes, it's as great as everÑ Once again a marvelous festivalÑ How the island is so beautiful and so welcomingÑetc." Bravo, as this is a cultural event that St. Barth can be proud of, and it was in fact as good as ever. So there is hope, a lot of hope in the form of this festivalÉ What's more, this year, Frances DeBroff and her committee gave us an example of perseverance and boldness. Perseverance in the organization of the festival and the quality of the artists, boldness in their choices: Ñ The rock concert at Zion Garden with the band NYCO from Chicago: that was daring! Ñ The Brazilian concerto for trombone and orchestra composed by James Stephenson and performed here as a world premiere: that was daring! Ñ The opera, I Pagliacci, less known to the public at large, yet NO ONE was caught yawning, in fact it was just the opposite: that was daring! I had the chance (accessible to everyone in Saint Barth) to chat with some of the extremely talented musicians who like to come back to the festival. Eric Ruske (French horn) told me how much he enjoyed playing in Saint Barth, for us: "I feel here that I play for a community, that I am part of the audience, no matter who pays or not, music can go out through doors and windows to reach everyone. You cannot imagine how happy we are to be here and give you our music". When I heard that, I can assure you, that made me HAPPY! Yes, the stars of the dance couldn't make it to the festival this year, but the musicians were brilliant, note after note! Until next year, for a Saint Barth that will always beÉ SAINTBARTH!" The number of homes counted in St Barth last fall determined that there are approximately 4,400 dwellings (houses and apartments combined) on the island. Compared to 3,465 counted in 1999, that represents an increase of 27% in the space of seven years. However, this increase is less than the 40% increase marked from 19901999. By extrapolation, if one applies the 27% increase in housing to the size of the population, there would be slightly more than 8,700 residents on the island. But by the end of 2003, an estimate based on numbers provided by the municipal police and the registry office indicated there were already close to 8,800 people living on the island. This represents an increase of 28% (and an average of 5.6% annually) compared to the census taken in March 1999, which counted 6,852 residents in Saint-Barth. If one applies the figure of a 5.6% annual increase, the population will have exceeded 10,000 people in 2007Ñ or an increase of 45% since 1999. Compared to the increase in the number of dwellings built during the same period, it is easy to understand why there is such a shortage of housing at the present time. St. Barth Music Festival: Nothing But Good Notes!10,000 RESIDENTS INSAINTBARTH? The cast of I Pagliacci at the St. Barth Music Festival, featuring (left to right) David Small, Anthony DiPaolo, Walter MacNeil, Jane Thorngren, maestro Richard Buckley, and Grant Youngblood.

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S SC C E E N N E E 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 Villa La Belle Aurore 1 1 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡1081. Linda and Linda singing at Le Select 2. Herve, Dean, PapaGuyo, Sophie, and Krissie at La Plage 3. Ayoung drummer at Carnival practice 4. Patou and the great waiters at Caviar Island 5. Manu Bosio With "Cactus", a oil on canvans, at Porta 34 gallery 6. Janute Booth & Leith Adams at Caviar Island 7. Alain Le Chatelier's bedroom on exhibit at Les Artisans 8. Patricia and Jennifer at Le Select Photos : Rosemond GrŽaux 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

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1 1 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡108 At your serviceFriday Scattered Clouds. High: 82¡F. / 28¡C. Wind East 17 mph / 28 km/h Night : Scattered Clouds Low: 78¡F. / 26¡C. Wind East 13 mph / 21 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 East 15 mph / 25 km/hSundayChance of Rain High: 82¡F. / 28¡C. Wind East 15 mph/ 25km/hNight :Scattered Clouds. Low: 75¡F. / 24¡C. Wind ENE 15 mph/25km/hMondayScattered Clouds. High: 80¡F. / 27¡C Wind East 13 mph /21km/hNight :Scattered Clouds Low: 73¡F. / 23¡C. Wind NE 11mph/18 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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ClassifiedRentalShare 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¡108 1 1 5 5 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 1 acre of land gently sloping with a pleasant view over the country and the sea. A precedent condition regarding the granting of a building permit is accepted by the owners. Exclusive listing 1 800 000  1/4 acre gently sloping with an easy access to St Jean including a building permit for a 3 bedroom villa. Beautiful view over the ocean. 1 650 000  Tel. : 05 90 29 88 91 www.sibarth.com