Title: St Barth weekly
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Title: St Barth weekly
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Language: English
Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: July 6, 2007
Copyright Date: 2007
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The fourth season of
The St. Barth Wee-
kly is coming to a
close, with just three
more issues on June
22, July 6, and July
20. As always, The
Weekly helps you
put your finger on
the pulse of the local
community and stay
up to date on local
news and cultural
activities. 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
newspaper on the
island. The Weekly is
also available online
at Saint Barth Online
the wonderful web
site launched in
1996, and now run
by our friends Bruno
and G6raldine Colle-
tas. 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. During the
months that The
Weekly is on holi-
day, you can pull up
our archives and
enjoy the articles
and photos the have
captured the essence
of the island over the
past 10 months. And
of course we look
forward to seeing
you again next

he slate, Saint Barth
D'Abord! -led by
Bruno Magras-took
72.24% of the votes in the
first round election for the
island's new territorial council
on July 1, 2007, creating a
landslide victory. A landslide
since 70.56% of the registered
voters went to the polls, and
none of the other three candi-
dates received more than 10%
of the ballots cast. A landslide
since there were 2,399 votes
and the list led by the incum-
bent mayor had more than
2000 of those votes: a huge
difference over any of the
opposing lists: Tous Unis pour
Saint-Barthelemy and Action-
Equilibre-Transparence, led
respectively by Karine Miot-
Richard and Maxime Des-
ouches, had the same number
of votes, for a total of 330
from the four polling places.
A landslide since the list
Saint-Barth d'Abord! won by
almost 10% more votes than
the list led by Bruno Magras
in the last municipal elections
in 2001, when he also won in
the first round of voting, with
63.3% of the ballots cast in
his favor. While expected, the
extent of this victory was sur-
prising. To begin with, the
winner confided on Sunday

evening that he was surprised
himself, prepared to take only
13 of the 19 seats assigned to
the territorial council. Yet the
list led by Bruno Magras fin-
ished with 16 of those seats.
The remaining three go to the
heads of the other three lists,
who were also surprised at
their own weak results in the

From Guadeloupe
The 19 members of this first
territorial council will meet
for the first time on Sunday,
July 15, with one single item
on the agenda: election of the
president and the executive
council. That is also the day
when the Overseas Collectivi-

ty of Saint Barthelemy offi-
cially replaces the municipali-
ty of Saint Barthelemy, put-
ting an end to 61 years of
municipal administration, and
separating the island from
Guadeloupe, to which is has
been legally attached since
1878. Close to that of New
Caledonia or French Polyne-
sia, this new political status
gives the island a larger
autonomy for such decisions
such as taxation, urban plan-
ning, and in some instances,
the freedom of decision mak-
ing reserved until now to the
French Parliament.
Payment for
Council Members
In contrast to the municipal
council members, who were
not paid a salary, all of the ter-
ritorial council members will
be paid for their services in
keeping with the fees paid to
General Council members in
Guadeloupe. There is a cap on
the payments, however, and
the council has the choice of
reducing the amount. If the
current level of payment is
maintained, the annual budget
for the entire council would
be a little more than 500 000
euros per year.

St Barth Weekly n125

Election of Territorial Council Members

Landslide Victory for

"Saint Barth d'Abord!"

17,000 Euros
Fine For
Eight Kilos of
Illegal Caviar

For their first catch of
caviar in Guadeloupe,
local customs officials
caught the big one. On
December 8, 2006, cus-
toms officials discove-
red two express mail
packages with no less
than 30 tins, each
containing 113 grams
of sturgeon egg caviar
from the Russian com-
pany, Astrakan. The
packages had been
sent from Poland. The
inquiry that followed
proved that the per-
sons involved shared
the same apartment in
Saint Barth, and had
illegally brought in
more than eight kilos
of caviar, with an esti-
mated value in France
of 18,750 euros!
Brought before the
court in mid-June, the
perpetrators tried to
make light of the
affair: "in my country,
caviar is popular at
Christmas. My mother
sent this to me and I
ate it myself or gave it
to my friends," said
one of the accused, a
Polish national. Yet
they were held respon-
sible for the illegal
importation and
condemned to pay a
fine of 8,000 euros
(6,000 of which was
suspended) for the first
defendant, a fine of 4,
000 euros (half of
which was suspended)
for the second defen-
dant, and a customs
fine of 5,000 euros, all
of which they are
required to pay.

St Barth Weekly n125


First termites attacked the
old wooden structure and
now the pillars of the for-
mer town hall are showing
serious signs of weakness.
For safety measures, the
island's technical services
crew reinforced the struc-
ture to keep it from collaps-
ing. Technical services
director, Sylvain Michelet,
says it is urgent to decide
the fate of this former
administrative building,
which was constructed in
1851 according to a plaque
on the door, or in 1816
according to historic
archives. Either way, the
building first housed the
island's Swedish governors,
and then the municipal gov-
ernment until 2002: "In
2001, we made a study to
determine if the old build-

ing could be saved. The ver-
dict was clear: 1 iil.:.u even
discussing its condition, the
fact that it does not meet
earthquake and hurricane
requirements makes it
unsuitable as a public build-

Distribution QfFuel At The Port
Trial Period
Two pumps-one for gasoline and one for
diesel-will soon be open for business at
the commercial port. In keeping with an
agreement made with the company, Rubis
Antilles-Guyane, and the island, the two
security agents at the dock will be responsi-
ble for the distribution of this fuel for boats,
a service that has been greatly anticipated.
Rubis Antilles-Guyane is currently in a trial
period before the station officially opens,
and the hours of operation have yet to be
announced. As for the prices, it is up to the
territorial council elected last Sunday to set
the prices, within legal limits.

Wind Turbines At Toiny?
The idea using wind turbines to produce
electricity is winning favor with island offi-
cials. Championed by Michel Magras, the
island will undertake a feasibility study using
test towers that measure up to 120 feet to
verifier the strength and permanence of the
wind needed to operate the wind turbines on
a site along the water in Toiny. The decision

ing," says Michelet: Con-
clusion: the former town
hall should be demolished
and rebuilt identically. The
new territorial council must
now make the decision to
do so...

to place the wind turbines on land, rather
than at sea or on outlying islets, was based
on the fact that it would be easier to fold up
the blades in case of a hurricane alert. The
first phase of the project would be to install
four to six wind turbines, which would con-
tinually produce 4.5 to 6 megawatts of pow-
;.! il'.i \' .:.uk1 be sold to the EDF.

Landfill Zones
At the last municipal council meeting, it was
decided to abandon the idea of installing a
rock crushing machine belonging to George
Ledee on a piece of public land in Lurin.
Faced with the impossibility of finding
another location, the builder has decided to
sell the machine. So what will the island do
with all its construction debris? Various com-
panies have smaller, portable machines that
can deal with debris directly at construction
sites, and one company also has a tool that
crushes cement to create gravel that can be
recycled in building projects. Larger
amounts can be transported to zones where
the debris can be used as landfill and land-
scaped appropriately.




Soccer Legends In Saint Barth!

From left to right, Jose Tour&, Frederic Piquionne, Albert Couriol, Marius Trosor Sonny Anderson and Roger Hitoto

England in the World Cup.
Also present was Mickael
Silvestre, also chosen for
the French national team,
and who currently plays for

the English chamops, Man-
chester United. Based on its
success, chances are good
that a similar event will take
place again next year!

he bleachers were
packed with an esti-
mated standing-
room-only crowd of almost
2,000 people at the stadium
in Saint Jean, which has
never been so full. The
occasion was a soccer
match on Wednesday, June
20, pitting veterans from
local clubs against a
"Dream Team," made up of
French soccer stars invited
to the island for the Air
Caraibes Football Stars
Tour 2007, which was a
huge success. A truly spe-
cial occasion for the specta-
tors who were able to see a
galaxy of stars: 1998 world
champion, Robert Pires; the
most Brazilian of French
players, Jose Toure; the
young forward from AS
Monaco, Frederic

Piquionne; the triple best
striker of the French cham-
pionships, the (real) Brazil-
ian Sonny Anderson.... And
as surprise guests, Didier
Drogba, the center-forward
from Chelsea and the best
striker in the Englisg cham-
pionship season 2006-2007,
with a total of 20 gaols! -
and Patrice Evra, who plays
left back for the 2006-2007
English championship team,
Manchester United.

Also at the stadium but not
on the field were Marius
Tresor, a legend of French
soccer who played for the
French national team, and
Englishman Sol Campbell,
a defender who currently
plays for Portsmouth FC
after a few years at Arsenal,
and who has played for

A Carter exhibition at me.di.um gallery

T he exhibition
consists of
Carter's characteris-
tic collaged paint- -W
ings on hand mar-
bleized paper and 'o
Polaroid photo-
graphs and pursues
the artist's ongoing
investigation into
portraiture, transformation, disguise and fragmented histo-
ries. In his complex collaged paintings, Carter depicts
abstract silhouettes emerging from landscapes of paint, each
brush stroke meticulously cut out and placed on the canvas,
creating a hybrid of collage and abstract painting. With iso-
lated mark-making and juxtaposed styles, for example man-
nered graphic strokes inspired by Lichtenstein, these are
both reflections on painting as a process and an evocation of
fragmented identities. As portraits, their characteristic is to
identify, but a prominent trait of Carter's gesture covers up
as much as it reveals.
During an artist residency in St. Barth, Carter started a
blog/diary (carter blog) on the occasion of a 29 day trip
away from his life in New York. The blog provides an
insight into Carter's life and thoughts on a small island, far
away from civilization and will be a significant part of his
The exhibition will be on view till July 24th, 2007
in Me.di.um Gallery, Gustavia.
St Barth Weekly n125




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St Barth WEKLY
Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278
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Director & layout : Avigael Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation : Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe : Rosemond Greaux
Impression : Daily Herald
St Barth Weekly n125

1 Driving in St I


You do not
V have the
right of way


The traffic circle at La
Tourmente (the top of the
hill near the airport) has
altered the traffic patterns
for who has the right-of-
way. Now, vehicles
already engaged in the
traffic circle have priority.
Below is a small diagram
to help you figure out
what to do.

E Emergency numbers

Shipping rescue
PAF / airport & port police
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy Aeroport
Saint Jean

E Useful numbers
Tourism office
Boat company Voyager

Airlines company

Rapid Explorer

05 96 70 92 92
059027 11 70
05 90 29 76 76
05 90 27 60 35
18 / 05 90 27 66 13
05 90 27 76 03
05 90 27 66 61
05 90 27 61 82
05 90 29 02 12

05 90 27 87 27
05 90 27 66 97
05 90 87 10 68
05 90 27 60 33
05 90 27 61 01

St-Barth Commuter 05 90 27 54 54
Air Caraibes 05 90 27 71 90
American Airlines 00 599 54 52040
Taxis Gustavia 05 90 27 66 31
Saint-Jean 05 9027 75 81
St Barth Shuttle (Bus Service) 05 90 29 44 19
Town Hall 05 90 29 80 40
EDF (electricity company office) 05 90 29 80 81
Water system 05 90 27 60 33
Post office Gustavia 05 90 27 62 00
Marine Reserve 06 90 31 70 73
Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Lorient 05 90 27 95 38
Anglican church Sunday 9am. 05 90 29 74 63
Evangelical church St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am

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High: 87 F / 31 C.
Wind ENE 11 mph / 18 km/h
Night: Scattered Clouds
Low: 78 F. /26 C.
Wind ENE 8 mph / 14 km/h

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High: 87 F./31 C
Wind East 11 mph. / 18 km/h.
Chance of precipitation 4I" ,,
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Wind ENE 6 mph/ 10km/h

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Wind East 24 mph. / 39 km/h.
Night: Thunderstorm
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Wind ENE 22 mph / 36 km/h
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Wind East 22mph /36km/h
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