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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.
Featuring an
English r6sum6 of
the top stories in our
French newspaper,
Le Journal de Saint
Barth, as well as ori-
ginal articles in
English, The St.
Barth Weekly is the
only completely
English-language
newspaper on the
island. It is distribu-
ted 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
G6raldine 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.


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A WEEK OF NEW CARIBBEAN CUISINE

IN ISLAND RESTAURANTS

Caribbean potato and grated
Cuisine' coconut. On the
organized by the menu at this Shell
Saint Barth Restau- Beach restaurant, the
rant Association dish was declared a
began on Monday, ;/ success.
February 19, in 15 At Frangois Planta-
local restaurants. tion, chef consultant
Intended to promote h Christophe Langree
the creativity of the concocted a new
island's chefs and dessert: Grilled slices
attract clients who Mahi-AMahi marinated in ginger lime, andmangojuice, of pineapple marinat-
might be more with papaya chutney, and stuffed Cristophine squash, ed with spices and
inclined to hire a pri- at Tatno, the restaurant at the Hotel Christopher served with rum mint


vate chef for their villa than eat out, this culi-
nary experiment runs through Monday, Febru-
ary 26. The idea is simple: using exclusively
regional products, the chefs create a recipe-
appetizer, main dish, or dessert- which is
added to the regular menu during this week-
long event. The list of ingredients is specified
and in certain restaurants the recipe is also
available for diners.
At the Carl Gustaf, chef Emmanuel Motte took
up the challenge and created a different recipe
for each evening: in addition to his usual menu
he has added a dish with the flavor, spices, and
ingredients of the Caribbean. A Tarte Tatin with
corossol sorbet treated the diners on the first
night of the event. On the evening of Carnival
he made Chicken Colombo with "small" veg-
etables, followed the next evening by Grilled
Lobster accompanied by sweet potato puree,
then a Chicken Breast marinated in honey and
coconut milk with Creole rice. Friday night fea-
tures a West Indian-style Crab with spinach,
Saturday another Chicken Colombo with veg-
etables, and on Sunday evening, a hot/cold
West Indian lobster salad. Then he'll finish
with a flourish on Monday with a Banana Tart
Tatin with corossol sorbet. All of the recipes are
available if requested
Taino, the restaurant at the Hotel Christopher,
was just about full on the first evening: Chef
Philippe had prepared Mahi-Mahi marinated in
ginger, lime, and mango juice, with papaya
chutney, and stuffed Cristophine squash, as the
special of the week. "People really liked the
idea," said a spokesperson for the hotel. At Do
Brazil, the same train of thought: enthusiastic
about the idea, chef Mohamed Irain prepared
Tuna layered with Mango with an infusion of
ginger, lime, and coconut juice, with plantains,


sorbet and crispy cookies. And to encourage
you to try it at home, the dessert comes with
the recipe... in French and English!
At La Route des Boucaniers, already a special-
ist in Creole cuisine, Francis Delage decided to
promote his "Creole Platter," complete with
cod fritters, stuffed crab, Creole blood sausage,
cod fish salad, sliced tuna, conch gratin, lobster
spring roll. And who does this appeal to: "the
North American clientel doesn't really go for
the Caribbean connotation," Delage says, "The
most receptive to this type of event are the
Europeans." At the Wall House, Frank Math-
evet had an interesting idea, which is to add a
Caribbean accent to the dished already on the
menu. For example a pumpkin crumble, for
which he is happy to share the recipe.
Jean-Luc Grabowski, the chef at the Sereno,
added an appetizer: a carpaccio of fish per-
fumed with lime and coconut. At the Marine,
(closed on Monday), chef Christophe Cesaro
offered as of Tuesday, a thick cut of Yellow
Snapper sauteed in its skin with a hot/cold
combination of marinated peppers and pump-
kin with lime juice and Creole rice. At Ti Saint-
Barth, also beginning on Tuesday, Pascal
Giglio created a complete menu for the occa-
sion: an appetizer of Tomato Gazpacho with
large shrimp and melon mousse, followed by
Tournedos of Mahi-Mahi with pineapple
caramelized with rum and ginger, and to com-
plete the meal, warm chocolate cake with a
"heart" of coconut or corossol ice cream. At the
Tamarin, Maxime Deschamps, who reigns in
the kitchen there, opted for the hot appetizer of
Conch Ravioli in garlic cream.
Au Port, The Strand, Grain de Sel, Nikki
Beach, and La Mandala are also participating
in the Caribbean Cuisine Week.


St Barth Weekly n109





Auction of Bronze Statue
signed n3 of 8

in Aid of Jane GOODALL INSTITUTE

8th of March 2007

"I work with the Rainforest Foundation
and the Jane Goodall Institute," says FranCois
Plantation's Robert Eden, a man who is clearly
environmentally concerned.
"The rainforest is one of the most important
parts of the planet," he points out, describing
the mapping projects and other actions
designed to help indigenous populations protect
their environment.
The Bonobo Apes are not so lucky
From 100,000 of these apes
in 1980, it is estimated
that only 5,000 remain today
"And they are now an
endangered species, and only
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Political Evolution

For Maxime Desouches,

foreigners should not be subject

to French national taxes


Maxime Desouches is
a city councilman from
the opposition slate. His
position is that foreigners
who own property in Saint
Barth should not be
subject to French national
taxes when the island
evolves into a more
autonomous Overseas
Collectivity. He explains
his position below:

"I would like to respond to the
letter from the mayor to 'resi-
dents and non-residents,
French or foreign, of Saint
Barthelemy' published in the
last edition of the Saint Barth
Weekly, and which states his
interpretation of the specific
laws concerning the creation of
an Overseas Collectivity in
Saint Barth in terms of fiscal
residency. If everyone is aware
that a waiting period of five years is
necessary to become a fiscal resident
of Saint Barth, in order to avoid an
uncontrollable influx of people or
businesses seeking financial advan-
tages, it may still be necessary to take
another look at the interpretation of
the tax policy that will be put into
place, no matter the nationality of the
persons concerned, especially those
whose fiscal residence is not in
France, or in Saint Barthelemy, but
who own property or businesses on
the island.
According to article L.O. 6214-4. -I
of the law, "moral or physical persons
that do not meet the residency condi-
tions stated above (i.e. a minimum of
five years living on the island) are
considered as having their fiscal resi-
dence in France." This can be meant
to mean that all people who are not
fiscal residents of Saint Barth regard-
less of their nationality or the length
of their residency on the island, be
subject to French national taxation
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and especially the wealth tax that
would be applied to their property
and revenue generated by these peo-
ple. If that is the case for French citi-
zens living in metropolitan France or
those who cannot justify five years of
living in Saint Barth as of the date
when the law creating the Overseas
Collectivity goes into effect, it is
unthinkable that that ruling also apply
to foreigners or even French citizens
who have never lived in France.
It is contrary to the spirit of article
6214-4 -I- 30 of the same law which
states that a fiscal agreement will be
established "to prevent tax evasion
and double taxation." In addition, fis-
cal agreements established in July
1983 between New Caledonia and
France, and in May 1988 between
Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and
France, make it clear that "the present
agreement applies to persons who are
residents of a territory or the two ter-
ritories;" the agreements cover those
persons who live in these territories,


excluding those whose fiscal
domicile is elsewhere in the
world.
The goal of the future fiscal
agreements that will be worked
out between the future elected
officials of Saint Barth's Over-
seas Collectivity and the
French Finance Minister is to
preserve the level of tax pay-
ments currently made to France
by residents who are subject to
national taxes, but not to tax
those persons who do not live
in France and have property in
Saint Barth. It seems clear that
foreigners, or even French citi-
zens who live abroad and come
to live in Saint Barth, should
not be concerned by this fiscal
agreement since they are not
"evading" French taxes.
On the other hand, it is com-
pletely logical that they should
be subject to local taxes that
the future collectivity might decide to
enact. Yet it is not logical that a per-
son who has never set foot in France,
and comes to live in Saint Barthele-
my should find himself subject to
French taxes that would be paid to
France, rather than local taxes that
would be paid to the collectivity.
Let us not forget that our foreign
friends with their investments and
expenditures on the island help drive
the local economy. They should not
become victims of an unjust decision
in their regard. Our role, as elected
officials, is to be concerned about our
constituents but we should not forget
the others who do not have the right
to vote, and we should assure them
representation as well.
We must then be extremely attentive to
the editing of the fiscal agreements in
order to avoid that these contradictions
sap the very substance of the law, and
eventually deprive us of eventual tax
revenues that would be, above all,
beneficial to the collectivity.
St Barth Weekly n109


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AN ISLAND AT WORK


There may be fewer big
projects than in recent
years, but municipal
construction is ongoing
in a variety of areas.
Here is an overview of
current projects as outli-
ned by Sylvain Michelet,
director of the municipal
technical services office.

Tennis Courts Within
Four Months

Part of the master plan for
the sports zone in Saint
Jean, the construction of
four municipal tennis
courts began ten days ago,
close to the archery range,
on land previously used by
a stone crushing company.
They will be hard courts
with a drain to evacuate


rainwater. It is estimated
that it will take four
months to complete the
construction. There is no
clubhouse planned at the
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Walkway
on Barnes Quay

While the restoration of
the Atwater Quay is
almost at its end, the work
on Barnes Quay is also
moving along nicely. The
steel piling to hold up the
future dock is in place and
the contractor is currently
pouring the concrete for a
pedestrian esplanade that
will run from the Atwater
Quay to the Wall House by
way of the Barnes Quay,
whose owners have
allowed for a public pas-
sageway.
Part of the landfill that cre-


Security Booth At The Commercial Dock


Playgrund in Anse des Cayes


St Barth Weekly n109


ated the former dock was
carted away but some
remains in the harbor and
will be removed as part of
a dragging operation in
May. The municipality had
purchased part of the
Barnes Quay and demol-
ished it for two reasons:
facilitate the maneuvering
of mega yachts and create
a harmonious perimeter to
the port.

Security Booth
At The Commercial
Dock

In keeping with The Inter-
national Ship and Port
Facility Security Code
(ISPS), access to the com-
mercial dock in public will
now be controlled. A secu-
rity booth is under con-
struction and will allow for
the verification of those
entering and exiting the
area. The system should be
operational by early March.

Second Reverse
Osmosis Plant Open

The island's second
reverse osmosis desalina-
tion plant opened on Janu-
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AN ISLAND AT WORK


the water by local health
officials were good and
water from this new plant,
capable of producing 1500
cubic meters of water per
day, is flowing into the
system. Yet there were
several hiccups in the dis-
tribution of city water last
week, especially on hill-
tops and at the end of the
network.
Naturally the fault lies in
the production process but
not with the reverse osmo-
sis system: the incinerator
that should produce steam
vapor needed to operate
one of the desalination
plants was out of order at
the same time that there
was a technical problem
with one of the two motors
at the water plant, causing
a decrease in the daily pro-
duction to less than 1200
cubic meters while the
demand-which only con-
tinues to increase- is
closer to 2600 cubic
meters per day. All should
soon be restored to normal
according to the technical
services director.

Cleanliness At
The Trash Center

After improvements such
as paved surfaces and six
new metal bins with a
truck to lift them, the
island's trash collection
center also got a new trash
truck at the end of the
year, as well as a mechani-
cal shovel to help sort the
trash before it is crushed.
Speaking of crushing, the
metal-crushing machine,
out of service for many
months, can now be
repaired as the necessary
parts have finally arrived.
One hopes it will be back

St Barth Weekly n109


in operation during the
month of March, with a
new site closer to the
incinerator.

Work Slow On
Former Fire Station

Its use is yet to be deter-
mined even if the mayor
has brought up the idea of
using the building that has
replaced the former fire
station as a tax office.
Whatever it becomes,
work is not completed on
the building due to con-
tainers that have not
arrived with the materials
required to finish the con-
struction. The materials
should arrive in the next
few days and the project
should be completed with-
in the next few months.

Playground
in Anse des Cayes

The municipality is current-
ly completing a playground
in Anse des Cayes. On Sat-
urday, the contractor
installed the equipment
acquired by the local associ-
ation, Lezard des Cayes,
and will now pave the area.
A concrete slab will be


poured and cover with a
shock-absorbent surface to
ensure the safety of children
who play there. In the next
three weeks, work should
also begin on a building for
use by the association.


Vacation 'Homework'
At The Elementary
School

Taking advantage of the
February vacation period,
the municipality is current-
ly paving the interior
courtyards at the elemen-
tary school in Gustavia,
using the same concrete
slabs as used in the play-
grounds. This is then cov-
ered with a shock-
absorbent surface. The
school's cistern will also
be restored so that the
school can use cistern
water if there are problems
with city water.


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Caribbean Whale
In 2009
In June 2006, during the
58th Annual Meeting of
the International Whal-
ing Commission, France
announced its intention to
create a whale sanctuary in
the waters of the
Caribbean. After an initial
meeting held in Guade-
loupe to form a steering
committee for the project,
a second meeting was held
last week in Martinique
and the project was pre-
sented to various regional
partners. In order to best
ensure the protection of the
habitats for the 30 different
species of whales and
marine mammals in the
area, the date of 2009 has
been set as the deadline for


Sanctuary


the creation of the sanctu-
ary. At this time, only
waters controlled by
France are included, but
the goal is to extend the
size of the zone, said Frank
Mazeas, the head of the
marine ecology project in
Guadeloupe, as quoted in
an article by Associated
Press: "The Dutch West
Indies, and other zones
like Montserrat and the
Virgin Islands would like
to join this initiative. The
idea to increase the zone
little by little, so that the
sanctuary extends beyond
French territorial waters.
The marine mammals do
not understand the concept
of frontiers."


The Marine Park answers
questions concerning
the marine environment
and environmental protection


WHY IS THE OCEAN
SALTY?
At the time when
dinosaurs were but simple
cells and the earth was still
in its infancy, man would
not have been able to
breathe the air on our plan-
et. Volcanic activity
spewed forth a mix of tox-
ic gases and steam. Once
in the atmosphere, this mix
fell back to earth in the
form of rain that washed
the earth, cleansing it of
the elements needed to
make salt. A hundred mil-
lion years of this cycle was
enough to definitively add
salt to our seas and oceans.


WHY ARE
THERE OCEAN TIDES?
Celestial objects, such as
planets and stars, exert a
gravitational attraction
toward other objects in
their path. The earth and
the moon are not exempt
from this phenomenon.
The moon tries to pull our
planet towards it. But the
moon's small size only
allows it to influence the
water of our oceans. At the
same time, Planet Earth,
exerting its own force,
pulls the water back in the
other direction. This war
of the Titans results in ris-
ing water levels in the
places on the earth closest
to the moon, causing high
tides. But the earth pulls
back just as strongly
resulting in a similar wave
on the other side of the
planet. The orbit of the
moon and the rotation of
the earth on its own axis
cause the movement of


these waves on the globe's
surface. The coastline
stops the movement of the
water. At that moment, an
observer standing on the
coast would confirm an
elevation in the water lev-
el. Several hours later,
when the moon continues
on its journey, the sea
returns to its original level.
The time of day that this
happens depends on when
the moon passes overhead,
thus the time varies from
day to day.


WHAT IS A TRANSECT?
A transect is straight line
placed on the ground along
which ecological measure-
ments are taken. If ecolo-
gists wanted to sample the
diversity of organisms in
the marine park, for exam-
ple, they would place a
number of transects per-
pendicular to the shore and
take samples at predeter-
mined interval lengths.
The ecologists then move
along the line with a yard-
stick to take their measure-
ments. Thus they can
count the number of organ-
isms (coral, shells,
sponges, etc.) found in any
given area. In Saint
Barthelemy, two transects
200 feet long are installed
permanently, near the
islands of Pain de Sucre
and Coco. Other tempo-
rary transects have been
put in place as well to
count the conch population
in sea grass beds. The
results are compared from
one year to another, allow-
ing an ongoing survey of
life along the reefs.

St Barth Weekly n109


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Police Dog Finds Drugs

50 grams of

found
Popeye, the eight year-
old Belgian sheep
dog, and his master
Olivier-one of the canine
teams from the Northern
Islands State Police -
found 50 grams of marijua-
na in a trashcan on the Voy-


marijuana


ager ferry. Acting on a
directive from the French
government, the nautical
brigade from Saint Martin
activated a dozen officers
from Saint Barth and Saint
Martin to run an anti-drug
control operation when the
last boat arrived
on Friday
evening. The
marijuana was
ostensibly
thrown away by
one of the pas-
sengers once
the control
began. This
type of opera-
tion will be
repeated in the
future.


Sailing
C6sar Hardelay Wins
The Optimist Regatta
in Anguilla
our young sailors of the other 16 young rac-
from the Saint Barth ers, taking first place hon-
Yacht Club partici- ors, while second and third
pated in the first Optimist place went to members of
regatta of the season in the Sint Maarten Yacht
Anguilla, where their Club who are "old hands"
coach, Greg, accompanied at racing Optimists. Just
them. Seventeen competi- behind them, in fourth and
tors from Sint Maarten, fifth place, were Mickael
Saint Barth, and Anguilla Eckelier and Dylan Ramier
took park in a series of sev- from Saint-Barth. Jean
en races on Saturday, Feb- Dumont, the fourth sailor
ruary 10. Cesar Hardelay of from Saint Barth, was in
Saint-Barth came out ahead 15th place.


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From February 23 to
March 1st, the work
of Illya Kagan can be
seen in the exhibit, Vision
of the Island, at Porta 34
Gallery in Gustavia. Based
in Nantucket, this painter
(with roots in the Ukraine)
has been coming to Saint-
Barth for 35 years, since he
was just six years old. One
thing that is special about
these oil-on-linen paintings
is the wonderful use
light- or lack thereof for
those painted after the sun
has set- that emanates from
them. There is nothing sur-
prising about that; when
asked what inspired him in
Saint Barth, Kagan
answered, "the variations
in the light, and the colors
of the water. Compared to
the monochromatic green,
or white in the winter, of
Nantucket, to come here,


even for a visiting painter
like myself, is like a new
awakening." Between his
visits to Saint Barth, Illya
Kagan splits his time
between his home base in
Nantucket, and all "the
great spots" in the world
where he is inspired to
paint. His work is "alive"
and he always works "in
the fresh air," looking at
the landscape he is paint-
ing. He has also painted
extensively in Nantucket,
New York, Aspen, Tuscany,
and the South of France,
where he followed the trail
of the great Fauvist
painters, Van Gogh and
Cezanne, whose strong
influence can be felt in
Kagan's work. Vision of the
Island is Kagan's sixth
exhibit in Saint Barth, with
a reception on Friday, Feb-
ruary 23 from 6:00-9:00pm.


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Cafe Victoire
Caviar Island
Do Brazil
Eddy's Restaurant
Jao
L'Entracte
La Creperie
La Gamelle


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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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Corossol
Le Regal 05.90.29 85 26
Vitet
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Toiny
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Le Jardin
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Le Piment
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Ti St-Barth


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

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Let's Party
I Sunday, February 25
-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 26
- Marrakech evening,
mint tea and belly dancing,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Tuesday, February 27
- Pirate Night, at Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Wednesday February 28
-Ti Brother Party: A bottle
of Moet & Chandon for the
best costume. Fashion show
and dancing. Ti St Barth
I Thursday March 1st
Night of the angels,
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Friday & Saturday
Crazy Week end
& Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
Cyrille Margarit
at Nikki Beach, St Jean
Opening Friday 23
at 7: 00 pm


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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
0 Monday
-Studio 54, Casa Nikki
I Wednesday
Bling Bling Please, Casa
Nikki

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


) Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
1 Basile, Haitian painter,
Galerie Asie, Gustavia
I Until March 1st
Illya Kagan, Porta 34,
Gustavia
) Until March 5
Scott Cassidy, Angels and
Ghosts Eat Skeletons,
gallery Me.di.um, Gustavia
D Until February 28
Dominique Rousserie
at To b.art Gallery,
Carr6 d'Or, Gustavia
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
D Permanent exhibits
- Michelle Marie paintings) ,
H6tel Carl Gustaf, Gustavia
- Philippe Defruit (sculptu-
res), H6tel Carl Gustaf,


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Pilates, Yoga & Reformer
Group & private classes
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Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
-Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac
Antoine Heckly, Galerie
Indochine, Gustavia
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


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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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January (or February) and
August: 2 bedroom 2 bathroom
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Phone Owner NYC, USA 1-
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Real Estate
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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This property offer an excep-
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WEEKLY N¡109 February 23, 2007 FREEPublished by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" 05 90 27 65 19 stbarthweekly@wanadoo.frLocal News in EnglishSt-BarthWEEKLY Viva Carnaval Viva Carnaval

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2 2 St Barth Weekly n¡109 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.stbarths.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 ÔWeek of Caribbean Cuisine' organized by the Saint Barth Restaurant Association began on Monday, February 19, in 15 local restaurants. Intended to promote the creativity of the island's chefs and attract clients who might be more inclined to hire a private chef for their villa than eat out, this culinary experiment runs through Monday, February 26. The idea is simple: using exclusively regional products, the chefs create a recipeÑ appetizer, main dish, or dessertÑ which is added to the regular menu during this weeklong event. The list of ingredients is specified and in certain restaurants the recipe is also available for diners. At the Carl Gustaf, chef Emmanuel Motte took up the challenge and created a different recipe for each evening: in addition to his usual menu he has added a dish with the flavor, spices, and ingredients of the Caribbean. ATarte Tatin with corossol sorbet treated the diners on the first night of the event. On the evening of Carnival he made Chicken Colombo with "small" vegetables, followed the next evening by Grilled Lobster accompanied by sweet potato puree, then a Chicken Breast marinated in honey and coconut milk with Creole rice. Friday night features a West Indian-style Crab with spinach, Saturday another Chicken Colombo with vegetables, and on Sunday evening, a hot/cold West Indian lobster salad. Then he'll finish with a flourish on Monday with a Banana Tart Tatin with corossol sorbet. All of the recipes are available if requested Ta•no, the restaurant at the Hotel Christopher, was just about full on the first evening: Chef Philippe had prepared Mahi-Mahi marinated in ginger, lime, and mango juice, with papaya chutney, and stuffed Cristophine squash, as the special of the week. "People really liked the idea," said a spokesperson for the hotel. At Do Brazil, the same train of thought: enthusiastic about the idea, chef Mohamed Irain prepared Tuna layered with Mango with an infusion of ginger, lime, and coconut juice, with plantains, and a puree of sweet potato and grated coconut. On the menu at this Shell Beach restaurant, the dish was declared a success. At Franois Plantation, chef consultant Christophe LangrŽe concocted a new dessert: Grilled slices of pineapple marinated with spices and served with rum mint sorbet and crispy cookies. And to encourage you to try it at home, the dessert comes with the recipeÉ in French and English! At La Route des Boucaniers, already a specialist in Creole cuisine, Francis Delage decided to promote his "Creole Platter," complete with cod fritters, stuffed crab, Creole blood sausage, cod fish salad, sliced tuna, conch gratin, lobster spring roll. And who does this appeal to: "the North American clientel doesn't really go for the Caribbean connotation," Delage says, "The most receptive to this type of event are the Europeans." At the Wall House, Frank Mathevet had an interesting idea, which is to add a Caribbean accent to the dished already on the menu. For example a pumpkin crumble, for which he is happy to share the recipe. Jean-Luc Grabowski, the chef at the Sereno, added an appetizer: a carpaccio of fish perfumed with lime and coconut. At the Marine, (closed on Monday), chef Christophe Cesaro offered as of Tuesday, a thick cut of Yellow Snapper sautŽed in its skin with a hot/cold combination of marinated peppers and pumpkin with lime juice and Creole rice. At Ti SaintBarth, also beginning on Tuesday, Pascal Giglio created a complete menu for the occasion: an appetizer of Tomato Gazpacho with large shrimp and melon mousse, followed by Tournedos of Mahi-Mahi with pineapple caramelized with rum and ginger, and to complete the meal, warm chocolate cake with a "heart" of coconut or corossol ice cream. At the Tamarin, Maxime Deschamps, who reigns in the kitchen there, opted for the hot appetizer of Conch Ravioli in garlic cream. Au Port, The Strand, Grain de Sel, Nikki Beach, and La Mandala are also participating in the Caribbean Cuisine Week. A WEEKOFNEWCARIBBEANCUISINEINISLANDRESTAURANTSMahi-Mahi marinated in ginger, lime, and mango juice, with papaya chutney, and stuffed Cristophine squash, at Ta•no, the restaurant at the Hotel Christopher.

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0 0 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡109 Maxime Desouches is a city councilman from the opposition slate. His position is that foreigners who own property in Saint Barth should not be subject to French national taxes when the island evolves into a more autonomous Overseas Collectivity. He explains his position below: "I would like to respond to the letter from the mayor to Ôresidents and non-residents, French or foreign, of Saint BarthŽlemy'published in the last edition of the Saint Barth Weekly, and which states his interpretation of the specific laws concerning the creation of an Overseas Collectivity in Saint Barth in terms of fiscal residency. If everyone is aware that a waiting period of five years is necessary to become a fiscal resident of Saint Barth, in order to avoid an uncontrollable influx of people or businesses seeking financial advantages, it may still be necessary to take another look at the interpretation of the tax policy that will be put into place, no matter the nationality of the persons concerned, especially those whose fiscal residence is not in France, or in Saint BarthŽlemy, but who own property or businesses on the island. According to article L.O. 6214-4. ÐI of the law, "moral or physical persons that do not meet the residency conditions stated above (i.e. a minimum of five years living on the island) are considered as having their fiscal residence in France." This can be meant to mean that all people who are not fiscal residents of Saint Barth regardless of their nationality or the length of their residency on the island, be subject to French national taxation and especially the wealth tax that would be applied to their property and revenue generated by these people. If that is the case for French citizens living in metropolitan France or those who cannot justify five years of living in Saint Barth as of the date when the law creating the Overseas Collectivity goes into effect, it is unthinkable that that ruling also apply to foreigners or even French citizens who have never lived in France. It is contrary to the spirit of article 6214-4 ÐI3¡of the same law which states that a fiscal agreement will be established "to prevent tax evasion and double taxation." In addition, fiscal agreements established in July 1983 between New Caledonia and France, and in May 1988 between Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and France, make it clear that "the present agreement applies to persons who are residents of a territory or the two territories;" the agreements cover those persons who live in these territories, excluding those whose fiscal domicile is elsewhere in the world. The goal of the future fiscal agreements that will be worked out between the future elected officials of Saint Barth's Overseas Collectivity and the French Finance Minister is to preserve the level of tax payments currently made to France by residents who are subject to national taxes, but not to tax those persons who do not live in France and have property in Saint Barth. It seems clear that foreigners, or even French citizens who live abroad and come to live in Saint Barth, should not be concerned by this fiscal agreement since they are not "evading" French taxes. On the other hand, it is completely logical that they should be subject to local taxes that the future collectivity might decide to enact. Yet it is not logical that a person who has never set foot in France, and comes to live in Saint BarthŽlemy should find himself subject to French taxes that would be paid to France, rather than local taxes that would be paid to the collectivity. Let us not forget that our foreign friends with their investments and expenditures on the island help drive the local economy. They should not become victims of an unjust decision in their regard. Our role, as elected officials, is to be concerned about our constituents but we should not forget the others who do not have the right to vote, and we should assure them representation as well. We must then be extremely attentive to the editing of the fiscal agreements in order to avoid that these contradictions sap the very substance of the law, and eventually deprive us of eventual tax revenues that would be, above all, beneficial to the collectivity. Political Evolution For Maxime Desouches, foreigners should not be subject to French national taxes

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0 0 6 6St Barth Weekly n¡109There may be fewer big projects than in recent years, but municipal construction is ongoing in a variety of areas. Here is an overview of current projects as outlined by Sylvain Michelet, director of the municipal technical services office. Tennis Courts Within Four Months Part of the master plan for the sports zone in Saint Jean, the construction of four municipal tennis courts began ten days ago, close to the archery range, on land previously used by a stone crushing company. They will be hard courts with a drain to evacuate rainwater. It is estimated that it will take four months to complete the construction. There is no clubhouse planned at the moment. Walkway on Barnes QuayWhile the restoration of the Atwater Quay is almost at its end, the work on Barnes Quay is also moving along nicely. The steel piling to hold up the future dock is in place and the contractor is currently pouring the concrete for a pedestrian esplanade that will run from the Atwater Quay to the Wall House by way of the Barnes Quay, whose owners have allowed for a public passageway. Part of the landfill that created the former dock was carted away but some remains in the harbor and will be removed as part of a dragging operation in May. The municipality had purchased part of the Barnes Quay and demolished it for two reasons: facilitate the maneuvering of mega yachts and create a harmonious perimeter to the port. Security Booth At The Commercial Dock In keeping with The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), access to the commercial dock in public will now be controlled. Asecurity booth is under construction and will allow for the verification of those entering and exiting the area. The system should be operational by early March. Second Reverse Osmosis Plant OpenThe island's second reverse osmosis desalination plant opened on January 25, 2006. Analysis of AN ISLAND ATWORK Security Booth At The Commercial Dock Playground in Anse des Cayes

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St Barth Weekly n¡10907 the water by local health officials were good and water from this new plant, capable of producing 1500 cubic meters of water per day, is flowing into the system. Yet there were several hiccups in the distribution of city water last week, especially on hilltops and at the end of the network. Naturally the fault lies in the production process but not with the reverse osmosis system: the incinerator that should produce steam vapor needed to operate one of the desalination plants was out of order at the same time that there was a technical problem with one of the two motors at the water plant, causing a decrease in the daily production to less than 1200 cubic meters while the demandÑwhich only continues to increaseÑ is closer to 2600 cubic meters per day. All should soon be restored to normal according to the technical services director. Cleanliness At The Trash Center After improvements such as paved surfaces and six new metal bins with a truck to lift them, the island's trash collection center also got a new trash truck at the end of the year, as well as a mechanical shovel to help sort the trash before it is crushed. Speaking of crushing, the metal-crushing machine, out of service for many months, can now be repaired as the necessary parts have finally arrived. One hopes it will be back in operation during the month of March, with a new site closer to the incinerator. Work Slow On Former Fire Station Its use is yet to be determined even if the mayor has brought up the idea of using the building that has replaced the former fire station as a tax office. Whatever it becomes, work is not completed on the building due to containers that have not arrived with the materials required to finish the construction. The materials should arrive in the next few days and the project should be completed within the next few months. Playground in Anse des Cayes The municipality is currently completing a playground in Anse des Cayes. On Saturday, the contractor installed the equipment acquired by the local association, LŽzard des Cayes, and will now pave the area. Aconcrete slab will be poured and cover with a shock-absorbent surface to ensure the safety of children who play there. In the next three weeks, work should also begin on a building for use by the association. Vacation ÔHomework' At The Elementary SchoolTaking advantage of the February vacation period, the municipality is currently paving the interior courtyards at the elementary school in Gustavia, using the same concrete slabs as used in the playgrounds. This is then covered with a shockabsorbent surface. The school's cistern will also be restored so that the school can use cistern water if there are problems with city water. AN ISLAND ATWORK Tennis Courts Within Four Months

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0 0 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡109In June 2006, during the 58th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission, France announced its intention to create a whale sanctuary in the waters of the Caribbean. After an initial meeting held in Guadeloupe to form a steering committee for the project, a second meeting was held last week in Martinique and the project was presented to various regional partners. In order to best ensure the protection of the habitats for the 30 different species of whales and marine mammals in the area, the date of 2009 has been set as the deadline for the creation of the sanctuary. At this time, only waters controlled by France are included, but the goal is to extend the size of the zone, said Frank Mazeas, the head of the marine ecology project in Guadeloupe, as quoted in an article by Associated Press: "The Dutch West Indies, and other zones like Montserrat and the Virgin Islands would like to join this initiative. The idea to increase the zone little by little, so that the sanctuary extends beyond French territorial waters. The marine mammals do not understand the concept of frontiers." WHYISTHEOCEANSALTY?At the time when dinosaurs were but simple cells and the earth was still in its infancy, man would not have been able to breathe the air on our planet. Volcanic activity spewed forth a mix of toxic gases and steam. Once in the atmosphere, this mix fell back to earth in the form of rain that washed the earth, cleansing it of the elements needed to make salt. Ahundred million years of this cycle was enough to definitively add salt to our seas and oceans. WHYARE THEREOCEANTIDES?Celestial objects, such as planets and stars, exert a gravitational attraction toward other objects in their path. The earth and the moon are not exempt from this phenomenon. The moon tries to pull our planet towards it. But the moon's small size only allows it to influence the water of our oceans. At the same time, Planet Earth, exerting its own force, pulls the water back in the other direction. This war of the Titans results in rising water levels in the places on the earth closest to the moon, causing high tides. But the earth pulls back just as strongly resulting in a similar wave on the other side of the planet. The orbit of the moon and the rotation of the earth on its own axis cause the movement of these waves on the globe's surface. The coastline stops the movement of the water. At that moment, an observer standing on the coast would confirm an elevation in the water level. Several hours later, when the moon continues on its journey, the sea returns to its original level. The time of day that this happens depends on when the moon passes overhead, thus the time varies from day to day.WHATISATRANSECT?Atransect is straight line placed on the ground along which ecological measurements are taken. If ecologists wanted to sample the diversity of organisms in the marine park, for example, they would place a number of transects perpendicular to the shore and take samples at predetermined interval lengths. The ecologists then move along the line with a yardstick to take their measurements. Thus they can count the number of organisms (coral, shells, sponges, etc.) found in any given area. In Saint BarthŽlemy, two transects 200 feet long are installed permanently, near the islands of Pain de Sucre and Coco. Other temporary transects have been put in place as well to count the conch population in sea grass beds. The results are compared from one year to another, allowing an ongoing survey of life along the reefs. Caribbean Whale Sanctuary In 2009 T T h h e e M M a a r r i i n n e e P P a a r r k k a a n n s s w w e e r r s s q q u u e e s s t t i i o o n n s s c c o o n n c c e e r r n n i i n n g g t t h h e e m m a a r r i i n n e e e e n n v v i i r r o o n n m m e e n n t t a a n n d d e e n n v v i i r r o o n n m m e e n n t t a a l l p p r r o o t t e e c c t t i i o o n n

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1 1 0 0St Barth Weekly n¡109 Popeye, the eight yearold Belgian sheep dog, and his master OlivierÑone of the canine teams from the Northern Islands State Police Ñ found 50 grams of marijuana in a trashcan on the Voyager ferry. Acting on a directive from the French government, the nautical brigade from Saint Martin activated a dozen officers from Saint Barth and Saint Martin to run an anti-drug control operation when the last boat arrived on Friday evening. The marijuana was ostensibly thrown away by one of the passengers once the control began. This type of operation will be repeated in the future. Four young sailors from the Saint Barth Yacht Club participated in the first Optimist regatta of the season in Anguilla, where their coach, Greg, accompanied them. Seventeen competitors from Sint Maarten, Saint Barth, and Anguilla took park in a series of seven races on Saturday, February 10. CŽsar Hardelay of Saint-Barth came out ahead of the other 16 young racers, taking first place honors, while second and third place went to members of the Sint Maarten Yacht Club who are "old hands" at racing Optimists. Just behind them, in fourth and fifth place, were Micka‘l Eckelier and Dylan Ramier from Saint-Barth. Jean Dumont, the fourth sailor from Saint Barth, was in 15th place. Villa La Belle AurorePolice Dog Finds Dr ugs 50 grams of marijuana found Sailing César Hardelay Wins The Optimist Regatta in Anguilla 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

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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 1 1 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡109 1. (from left) Arlene Gross, Frank Stevens, and Elaine Gilbert at Maya's 2. Having fun on the dance floor at La Plage 3. A "giraffe" and his mate get in the mood for Carnival 4. Sexy ladies at the Venetian Carnival party at La Plage! 5. Trinette Weselley-Wesley (left) and Mady Rimbaud (right) with Jennifer May at the opening of her art exhibit at Porta 34 6. Sylvie Terree (left) and Veronique VanderNoot (right) with Eve Ducharme at her home-gallery in Toiny Photos : Rosemond GrŽaux 1 2 34 5 6

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1 1 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡109 From February 23 to March 1st, the work of Illya Kagan can be seen in the exhibit, Vision of the Island, at Porta 34 Gallery in Gustavia. Based in Nantucket, this painter (with roots in the Ukraine) has been coming to SaintBarth for 35 years, since he was just six years old. One thing that is special about these oil-on-linen paintings is the wonderful use lightÑ or lack thereof for those painted after the sun has setÐ that emanates from them. There is nothing surprising about that; when asked what inspired him in Saint Barth, Kagan answered, "the variations in the light, and the colors of the water. Compared to the monochromatic green, or white in the winter, of Nantucket, to come here, even for a visiting painter like myself, is like a new awakening." Between his visits to Saint Barth, Illya Kagan splits his time between his home base in Nantucket, and all "the great spots" in the world where he is inspired to paint. His work is "alive" and he always works "in the fresh air," looking at the landscape he is painting. He has also painted extensively in Nantucket, New York, Aspen, Tuscany, and the South of France, where he followed the trail of the great Fauvist painters, Van Gogh and Cezanne, whose strong influence can be felt in Kagan's work. Vision of the Island is Kagan's sixth exhibit in Saint Barth, with a reception on Friday, February 23 from 6:00-9:00pm.Paintings of Saint Barth at Porta 34 Gallery 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

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1 1 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡109 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 Sunday , February 25 Creole BBQ with acoustic music, La Marine Restaurant, Gustavia Brunch at Manapany with Christine Gordon noon to 3:00pm, Anse des Cayes Monday , February 26 Marrakech evening, mint tea and belly dancing, Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou T uesday , February 27 Pirate Night, at Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou W ednesday , February 28 -Ti Brother Party: A bottle of Moet & Chandon for the best costume. Fashion show and dancing. Ti St Barth Thursday , March 1st 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 Basile, Haitian painter, Galerie Asie, Gustavia Until March 1st Illya Kagan, Porta 34, 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 ! ! Special Events February 19-26 A new Taste of The Caribbean Page 4 Photo Art Exhibition at Franois Plantation: Rose Murray, Scenes from Majesty Pen, Kingston, Jamaica St Barth Weekly n¡109 1 1 9 9 Eve Ducharme Art Gallery presents Richard Litzelmenn at Wall House gallery, Gustavia Cyrille Margarit at Nikki Beach, St Jean Opening Friday 23 at 7: 00 pm Stay in touchWHEREVER YOU ARE EVERY FRIDAY ATwww.st-barths.com

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2 2 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡109 At your serviceFriday Scattered Clouds. High: 80¡F / 27¡C. Wind East 15 mph / 25 km/h Night : Partly Cloudy Low: 73¡F. / 23¡C. Wind East 13 mph / 21 km/h Saturday Partly CloudyHigh: 82¡F. / 28¡CWind East 8 mph. / 14 km/h. Night :Scattered Clouds. Low: 75¡F. / 24¡C. Wind ENE 15 mph / 25 km/hSundayScattered Clouds. High: 82¡F. / 28¡C. Wind ENE 17 mph/ 28km/hNight :Scattered Clouds. Low: 75¡F. / 24¡C. Wind ENE 20 mph/32km/hMondayScattered Clouds. High: 82¡F. / 28¡C Wind East 20 mph /32km/hNight :Scattered Clouds Low: 75¡F. / 24¡C. Wind East 20mph/32 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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