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The Weekly
Welcomes You
To Saint Barth!

Welcome to the fifth
season of The St.
Barth Weekly, the
only all-English news-
paper on the island.
Whether you come to
the island frequently
or are a first-time visi-
tor, we hope you'll
enjoy the news in The
Weekly, the baby bro-
ther of the Journal de
Saint Barth, our wee-
kly French newspaper.
The Weekly covers the
island from all angles,
allowing you to keep
your finger on the
pulse of local politics,
cuisine, arts, and cul-
tural events.
The Weekly is free
and comes out every
Friday from Novem-
ber through the end of
July. Pick up a copy at
your hotel, at the tou-
rist office in Gustavia,
or at numerous restau-
rants and boutiques
around the island.
Please feel free to offer
your suggestions
about things you'd
like to see in The Wee-
kly, and once you
leave Saint Barth you
can stay in touch with
the latest on the
island by down-loa-
ding The Weekly's
electronic version at
stbarthweekly.com.
Enjoy your stay!


Report On The 2007 Tourist Season:

Records At The Port and

Good Numbers At The Airport*


The numbers might seem in
contradiction with the feel-
ing of a recession on the
island, and that 2007 was a
bad year for tourism. Yet the
port registered a record
number of boats for the past
ten years Megaa yachts and
sailboats) with more crew
and passengers than in the
past. In looking at the num-
bers, one has to look else-
where for the problems that
some businesses are experi-
encing. Overall there has
been a general erosion in
numbers since August 2007,
and even if the beginning of
the year was good, even
very good, the numbers at
the airport were lower than
those in 2006. This trend
confirms the idea of a reces-
sion, but ,cilli;i back to the
numbers:

An average year
at the airport....
With 180,413 passengers
(arrivals and departures) at
the airport, 2007 is average
for the past 10 years, falling
in fifth position after 1997,
1998, 1999, and 2000, with
about 6,000 more passengers
than 2006. Commercial avi-
ation, with 177, 631 passen-
gers transported, increased
last year. All of the airlines
did not have the same
results. If Air Caraibes, sec-
ond in line with 53,249 pas-
sengers in 2007, or 29.51%
of the market, saw an
increase of 5.9% over 2006,
Winair, which maintains first
place with 61,398 passen-
gers last year (or 34.03%),
experienced a decrease of
9,000 passengers (-6%).


Saint Barth Commuter with
20.6% of the market, is in
third place and increased its
traffic by 5.3%. Air Antilles
Express, which began a dai-
ly link to Guadeloupe in
Juillet 2006, is in fourth
place with 13,349 passen-
gers. The leading private air-
line, Tradewind Aviation,
with 3,014 passengers, is in
sixth position overall, behind
Windward Express, which
hold the record increase of
16% over 2006.

Slowdown
Since September....
Was 2007 a good year? It
had a good first quarter
according to the numbers, a
slight decrease in the second
quarter, yet continual as of
last August as compared to
2006. Over the past five
months, the decrease in
comparison to 2006 has
been almost 1,000 passen-
gers. This trend has been
confirmed in the first
months of 2008, with sever-
al possible explanations:
firstly the low exchange rate
of the dollar against the euro
which decreases the buying
power of visitors this year
and last, and a financial
instability in the US, travel-
ers are carefully selecting
their destinations, as the
country heads into an elec-
tion year as delegates are
being selected to choose the
presidential nominees for
next November.

At The Port,
A Record Year
The situation at the port is
all together different, with


both the pleasure port and
the commercial port in the
black: 2007 was a banner
year in terms of numbers of
yachts and sailboats-
5,589-as well as passen-
gers aboard-39,364-as
confirmed by Bruno Gr6aux,
the director of the port: "this
is the first time there have
been so many boats come
through," According to him,
Saint Barth opening of new
marinas on neighboring
island (especially Saint Mar-
tin), .ill! ..linL new boats to
the region. The numbers for
ferries are a little lower than
in 2006, the port director
feels that the fact that the
Rapid Explorer was out of
service for many months (it
started back up last week), it
is normal that there were
fewer passengers, a decrease
from the record of 67,821 in
2005 to 61,817 in 2007,
which was a fairly good year
for the ferries, fourth highest
since 1997. Identical for the
decrease in cruise ship pas-
sengers-45,039-com-
pared to 45,636 in 2006,
could be due to the halt of
the Windjammer cruises
here since October 2007:
"We counted. Over the year
that makes 20 cruises less, or
1,600 people who would
have come ashore if those
visits had been maintained."
At the commercial port, the
trend is up in terms of num-
bers of containers, reflecting
a constant evolution since
1997, and the overall ton-
nage of imported merchan-
dise has increased as well.
* Report derivedfrom 2007 sta-
tistics provided by the direction
port and the airport.


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A Colorful Morning At The Lodge


ink, green, yellow, turquoise,
orange, purple: a riot of hot tropi-
cal colors in just the right tones for
a contemporary look. Hot pink doors
share a shoulder with a chartreuse wall,
as matching green towels are coiled in a
basket on the floor. Interestingly the bas-
ket is made of recycled tire parts, as are
additional baskets in the bathrooms
where crisp white towels contrast with
the dark rubber. These are just a few of
the many unusual design accents that
catch your eye at The Lodge, a new luxu-
ry uLiClII" ,ut'c above Grand Cul de Sac.
On the morning of February 13, owners
Marie-Aim6e and Guy Perrier, and man-
ager Patricia Grimaldi, invited the mem-
bers of the Saint Barth Hotel Association
to a lovely breakfast in order to introduce
them to the gu'LIC\lu 'u'c and its five finely
appointed suites. Sitting around the one
large table in the open-air dining room,
the group was served fresh fruit, juice,
coffee or tea-in oversized white cups-
croissants and tartines. The idea of the
large table is that meals at The Lodge are


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well as people from the out-
side who can reserve for the
dinner prepared one night
per week, for breakfast or
Sunday brunch. "The break-
fast service has to be just
perfect," says Grimaldi, who
has over 15 years of hotel
experience on the island and
is helping The Lodge put its
best foot forward. "I believe
in personal service for the
guests," she adds. "I like to
please them and try to meet
all of their requests." For
her, this personalized service
starts with meeting guests at
the airport and carries
through to meals. The dining
area is on the same level
with the pool, and the food
service remains open from
after breakfast until 3pm
with snacks, sandwiches,
salads, and drinks available.
"The Sunday brunch has
fruit, eggs, breads, pancakes,
tarts, salads, raw fish...


everything is simple but
very fresh," she notes. "But
people from the outside
need to make reservations
two days in advance." There
is also a fixed-menu dinner
available once a week: "The
cuisine will be traditional
French, maybe with a
Caribbean twist as we use
local products," Grimaldi
explains. "We will advertise
the menu in advance."
With its combination of
high-style design married
with an elegant simplicity in
the architecture and some of
the most extraordinary
views on the island, The
Lodge is the perfect place to
relax, take in the fabulous
panoramas of the lagoon and
the mountains, and chat with
other guests over a meal.
"We are striving for luxury,
quality, and tranquility at
The Lodge," stresses
Grimaldi. "But it is unmis-
takably Saint Barth!"


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Three Questions For Karine Miot,

President Of The Urban Planning Commission


Territorial council member, Karine Miot became the
president of the urban planning commission in late
January. She has replaced Jean-Pierre Magras, who
resigned from the position. This post dovetails with her
professional activity as a lawyer in that she is aware of
the legal aspects of the new local code for urban plan-
ning that went into effect on January 1, 2008. She
answered three questions posed by Saint-Barth
Weekly, concerning her new role, and the rules for
urban planning that are now applicable.
Saint-Barth Weekly: building permits, certifi-
The urban planning code cates, or information about
went into effect on Janu- urban planning, before the
ary 1, 2008. Has this dossiers are presented to
changed the role of the the commission. But it is
president of the urban the commission which has
planning commission? the final decision making
Karine Miot: No, not power. This commission is
really. That role has made up of seven people,
always consisted primarily including three from the
of studying requests for opposition lists in the last


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election, and they are gen-
erally in agreement. My
role also includes meeting
with those requesting per-
mits, in certain cases,
either prior to their request
to explain the rules, or
when they make their
request for a building per-
mit and it goes into the
urban planning system for
the COM of Saint Barth,
or perhaps if or when a
permit has been refused.
But what everyone must
understand is that the pres-
ident of the commission
does not authorize the per-
mits. For all dossiers sub-
mitted after January 2008,
that job falls to the execu-
tive council, once they
have been alerted as to the
decision of the urban plan-
ning commission.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
It's a little confusing.
Since January 1 and the
application of the new
urban planning code, what
are the rules in terms of
building?
Karine Miot: It's clear:
for now, the national rules
for urban planning and
especially the rule for lim-
ited constructability, are in
effect while waiting for the
application of an urban
planning document which
should take the form of a
map, accompanied by the
local regulations. The rule
for limited constructability
means that it is impossible
to build outside of zones
already built up, and cases
are examined one by one,
with the jurisprudence
established by the admin-
istrative court in Basse-
Terre. Outside of that law,
when offering its opinion,


the commission carefully
studies the integration of
the construction into the
landscape.

Saint-Barth Weekly:
If we understand correct-
ly, it will be with the appli-
cation of the new urban
planning map that the cri-
teria concerning the
dossiers for urbanism will
change. What is the time-
frame for the project?
Karine Miot: Yes, effec-
tively, it is when the new
urban planning map goes
into effect that the criteria
will change. The map will
precisely outline the
zones where construction
is possible and those
zones where it is not. It
will also have a defined
use for each zone-com-
mercial activity, residen-
tial, industrial-a preci-
sion that was not, in com-
parison, part of the Marnu
(former urban map). The
map will be accompanied
by local rules, which are
primarily architectural
regulations. The territorial
council authorized the
creation of the new map
on Tuesday, February 12.
That gives us the right to
delay decisions on certain
dossiers that might be
questionable in terms of
future construction. We
have 24 months to make
decisions on those ques-
tionable dossiers, and we
hope that the map will be
approved before that time.


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ne of the perpetra-
tors of an alterca-
tion that took place
on Thursday, February 7
first at la Tourmente, the
top of the hill near the air-
port, and then near the fish
market in Gustavia, was
placed in temporary deten-
tion after a hearing in
Basse-Terre on Saturday,
February 9. He was also to
be judged at the same time
for five other crimes he is
suspected of having com-
mitted. The second person
involved in this incident
was freed after the hearing
in Guadeloupe, yet he
must appear before the
court in the future.
The two are suspected of
being guilty of acts of vio-
lence committed on Thurs-


day, February 7 against the
driver of a car. According
to the gendarmes, the driv-
er was at the traffic circle
at la Tourmente, behind a
person on a scooter, who
stopped to talk to a person
on a second scooter. The
fact that the scooters
stopped in the road result-
ed in blocking traffic. The
driver honked, and as he
pulled up next to them, he
lightly touched on of the
scooters. The owner of the
scooter, very upset, started
screaming at the car's
driver via an open win-
dow, and at the same time
brandishing a knife. The
driver then held up a hand-
saw. When the first scoot-
er driver put away his
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with his helmet, and he
was helped by third parties
to get away. Yet as he left
the scene, he angrily
knocked over the other
scooter. The owner decid-
ed to chase him into Gus-
tavia and managed to
block his path near the fer-
ry terminal. With the help
of his accomplice he slit
the four tires on the car.
This resulted in the arrest
of one of the scooter driv-
ers-the other having fled
before the gendarmes
arrived. The victim, who


Island gendarmes-who
did not want to comment
on the case-are said to
have picked up two people
in a drug bust. According to
our sources, the first man,
in his twenties, coming
from Saint Martin, was
stopped on Tuesday, Febru-
ary 5 at the arrival of the
Edge ferry, in possession of
drugs, although the nature
(marijuana or cocaine) and
quantity is unknown. A sec-
ond person, also in his


suffered wounds to his
face, was taken to the hos-
pital. He has two large
hematomas on his face
and suspected head
injuries. The second scoot-
er driver-who hit the
automobilist with the hel-
met-appeared at the gen-
darmerie late that after-
noon, presenting himself
as a victim. He was held
for qutclin'i!i_. and even-
tually transferred with his
accomplice on Saturday
morning to Basse-Terre in
Guadeloupe.


twenties and from St.
Barth, was picked up and
taken into custody at the
Gendarmerie in Gustavia.
It is i-hi 'ughl that they took
the same plane as the per-
sons involved in another
incident of violence on
Thursday, February 7, so it
is possible they were also
taken before the judge in
Basse-Terre, and it seems
that they have not come
back to the island.


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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


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Live Music
I Every Evening
- Lounge mix by Jacques
Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am,
Bar't8, hotel Guanahani,
Grand Cul de Sac
I Through February 23
JABR, Atmo Rock, Dub,
Funk from 9:00 pm to mid-
night, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia
- Alan Landry, piano, 6pm,


except Sunday, Kazz'n Blues,
Grand Cul de Sac
- PapaGuyo and Friends,
Live Music, at La Plage,
St Jean
) From Sunday to
Wednesday
- St6phane Cano, sunset live
music, from 6:00 pm Carl
Gustav Hotel, Gustavia
I From thursday to Saturday
- Christine Gordon, sunset
live music, from 6:00 pm Carl
Gustav Hotel, Gustavia
) Thursday February 21
- Flamenco performance,
8pm, Cesar restaurant, Saint
Jean (near Village Saint Jean)
) February 25-March 30
Darian Cunning Quartet,
Indie, Soul, Alternative
from 9:00 pm to midnight,
Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia

Let's Party
) Tuesday
- Chic & Romantic, Jazz
blues, Saoul, Ti St Barth,
Pointe Milou
) Wednesday
- From 60's to the 80's, Funny
& Sexy spectacle, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou


I February 22, 23, 2008
La Chorale de Bons
Choeurs presents two
concerts before their New
York visit at the Anglican
Church, Gustavia, 8pm

I Thursday
- Angels party, Ti St-Barth,
Pointe Milou
I Sunday
- Brunch at Manapany, Mix
music, from noon to 3:00 pm

Night Clu
I Every night
- K N'B Private Club,
Grand Cul de Sac Beach
- Casa Nikki, Gustavia
- Yacht Club, Gustavia
- Bubbles Club, Gustavia
- Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin
I Monday
- Electro evening, Yacht Club,
Gustavia
I Tuesday
- Caribbean Influence, Yacht
Club, Gustavia
-Pink Party, dress code white
& pink, Casa Nikki, Gustavia
I Wednesday
- We never know Evening,
Yacht Club, Gustavia
I Thursday
- Pure House Evening, Yacht
Club, Gustavia

Fashion Show
I Everyday
- 1:30- 2 pm, Case de Iile,
Isle de France, Flamands
- 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion
show featuring Wild Side,


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Exhibitions
I Bruno Prost, "Cactus made
in St Barth" Wall House
Restaurant, Gustavia
I Alain le Chatelier,
Les Artisans, Gustavia
) Dave Stevenson
Jewelry & sculpture
les Artisans, Gustavia
) Through February 15
Group Show to b.art Gallery,
Gustavia.
) Through February 28, 2008
Richard Prince Previews
New Paintings at Eden Rock
Hotel Gallery

I February 14-28, 2008
Kay Quattrocchi, Element
Earth collection-"man in
all his states." Carole G
Art Gallery, Gustavia


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Kay Quattrocchi's Earth Elements

Collection


What power does art have
in our lives ? How does it
affect our subconscious ?
What is the creative role of man in
our society ?
A point becomes a line, then
becomes a form, then an emotion-
an emotion that can be contained or
not. "I wanted to return to classic
academic design, then I felt close to
the origin of man when he was near-
er to the earth, like a child making
his first discoveries. From Nean-
derthal man to the Shaman.... And
for me the position of the hands and
feet are important, they can be close
to the ground, they can grab on, or
the contrary. They can be above the
earth as if signifying respect, or a
mute permission from the earth to


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Earth Fleki,.,c, is a series about
man as he is born of the earth and
spreads his wings. There is a pure-
ness between man and the earth,
where both come together on
these large white canvases.
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Local News in English FREEPublished by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" 05 90 27 65 19 stbarthweekly@wanadoo.fr WEEKLY N¡139 February 15, 2008 St-Barth St-BarthWEEKLY Kay Quattrocchiat Art Gallery Carole G.

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The Weekly Welcomes You To Saint Barth!Welcome to the fifth season of The St. Barth Weekly, the only all-English newspaper on the island. Whether you come to the island frequently or are a first-time visitor, we hope you'll enjoy the news in The Weekly, the baby brother of the Journal de Saint Barth, our weekly French newspaper. The Weekly covers the island from all angles, allowing you to keep your finger on the pulse of local politics, cuisine, arts, and cultural events. The Weekly is free and comes out every Friday from November through the end of July. Pick up a copy at your hotel, at the tourist office in Gustavia, or at numerous restaurants and boutiques around the island. Please feel free to offer your suggestions about things you'd like to see in The Weekly, and once you leave Saint Barth you can stay in touch with the lastest on the island by down-loading The Weekly's electronic version at stbarthweekly.com. Enjoy your stay! 0 0 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡139The numbers might seem in contradiction with the feeling of a recssion on the island, and that 2007 was a bad year for tourism. Yet the port registered a record number of boats for the past ten years (mega yachts and sailboats) with more crew and passengers than in the past. In looking at the numbers, one has to look elsewhere for the problems that some businesses are experiencing. Overall there has been a general erosion in numbers since August 2007, and even if the beginning of the year was good, even very good, the numbers at the airport were lower than those in 2006. This trend confirms the idea of a recession, but getting back to the numbers: An average year at the airportÉ. With 180,413 passengers (arrivals and departures) at the airport, 2007 is average for the past 10 years, falling in fifth position after 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000, with about 6,000 more passengers than 2006. Commercial aviation, with 177, 631 passengers transported, increased last year. All of the airlines did not have the same results. If Air Cara•bes, second in line with 53,249 passengers in 2007, or 29.51% of the market, saw an increase of 5.9% over 2006, Winair, which maintains first place with 61,398 passengers last year (or 34.03%), experienced a decrease of 9,000 passengers (-6%). Saint Barth Commuter with 20.6% of the market, is in third place and increased its traffic by 5.3%. Air Antilles Express, which began a daily link to Guadeloupe in Juillet 2006, is in fourth place with 13,349 passengers. The leading private airline, Tradewind Aviation, with 3,014 passengers, is in sixth position overall, behind Windward Express, which hold the record increase of 16% over 2006. Slowdown Since SeptemberÉ.Was 2007 a good year? It had a good first quarter according to the numbers, a slight decrease in the second quarter, yet continual as of last August as compared to 2006. Over the past five months, the decrease in comparison to 2006 has been almost 1,000 passengers. This trend has been confirmed in the first months of 2008, with several possible explanations: firstly the low exchange rate of the dollar against the euro which decreases the buying power of visitors this year and last, and a financial instability in the US, travelers are carefully selecting their destinations, as the country heads into an election year as delegates are being selected to choose the presidential nominees for next November.At The Port, ARecord YearThe situation at the port is all together different, with both the pleasure port and the commercial port in the black: 2007 was a banner year in terms of numbers of yachts and sailboatsÑ 5,589Ñas well as passengers aboardÑ39,364Ñas confirmed by Bruno GrŽaux, the director of the port: "this is the first time there have been so many boats come through," According to him, Saint Barth opening of new marinas on neighboring island (especially Saint Martin), attracting new boats to the region. The numbers for ferries are a little lower than in 2006, the port director feels that the fact that the Rapid Explorer was out of service for many months (it started back up last week), it is normal that there were fewer passengers, a decrease from the record of 67,821 in 2005 to 61,817 in 2007, which was a fairly good year for the ferries, fourth highest since 1997. Identical for the decrease in cruise ship passengersÑ45,039Ñcompared to 45,636 in 2006, could be due to the halt of the Windjammer cruises here since October 2007: "We counted. Over the year that makes 20 cruises less, or 1,600 people who would have come ashore if those visits had been maintained." At the commercial port, the trend is up in terms of numbers of containers, reflecting a constant evolution since 1997, and the overall tonnage of imported merchandise has increased as well. * Report derived from 2007 statistics provided by the direction of the port and the airport. Report On The 2007 Tourist Season: Records At The Port and Good Numbers At The Airport*

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0 0 4 4St Barth Weekly n¡139communal for the guests, as well as people from the outside who can reserve for the dinner prepared one night per week, for breakfast or Sunday brunch. "The breakfast service has to be just perfect," says Grimaldi, who has over 15 years of hotel experience on the island and is helping The Lodge put its best foot forward. "I believe in personal service for the guests," she adds. "I like to please them and try to meet all of their requests." For her, this personalized service starts with meeting guests at the airport and carries through to meals. The dining area is on the same level with the pool, and the food service remains open from after breakfast until 3pm with snacks, sandwiches, salads, and drinks available. "The Sunday brunch has fruit, eggs, breads, pancakes, tarts, salads, raw fishÉ everything is simple but very fresh," she notes. "But people from the outside need to make reservations two days in advance." There is also a fixed-menu dinner available once a week: "The cuisine will be traditional French, maybe with a Caribbean twist as we use local products," Grimaldi explains. "We will advertise the menu in advance." With its combination of high-style design married with an elegant simplicity in the architecture and some of the most extraordinary views on the island, The Lodge is the perfect place to relax, take in the fabulous panoramas of the lagoon and the mountains, and chat with other guests over a meal. "We are striving for luxury, quality, and tranquility at The Lodge," stresses Grimaldi. "But it is unmistakably Saint Barth!" Members of the hotel association during breakfast at The Lodge with owners Marie-AimŽe and Guy Perrier. AColorful Morning At The Lodge Pink, green, yellow, turquoise, orange, purple: a riot of hot tropical colors in just the right tones for a contemporary look. Hot pink doors share a shoulder with a chartreuse wall, as matching green towels are coiled in a basket on the floor. Interestingly the basket is made of recycled tire parts, as are additional baskets in the bathrooms where crisp white towels contrast with the dark rubber. These are just a few of the many unusual design accents that catch your eye at The Lodge, a new luxury guesthouse above Grand Cul de Sac. On the morning of February 13, owners Marie-AimŽe and Guy Perrier, and manager Patricia Grimaldi, invited the members of the Saint Barth Hotel Association to a lovely breakfast in order to introduce them to the guesthouse and its five finely appointed suites. Sitting around the one large table in the open-air dining room, the group was served fresh fruit, juice, coffee or teaÑin oversized white cupsÑ croissants and tartines. The idea of the large table is that meals at The Lodge are

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Saint-Barth Weekly: The urban planning code went into effect on January 1, 2008. Has this changed the role of the president of the urban planning commission? Karine Miot : No, not really. That role has always consisted primarily of studying requests for building permits, certificates, or information about urban planning, before the dossiers are presented to the commission. But it is the commission which has the final decision making power. This commission is made up of seven people, including three from the opposition lists in the last election, and they are generally in agreement. My role also includes meeting with those requesting permits, in certain cases, either prior to their request to explain the rules, or when they make their request for a building permit and it goes into the urban planning system for the COM of Saint Barth, or perhaps if or when a permit has been refused. But what everyone must understand is that the president of the commission does not authorize the permits. For all dossiers submitted after January 2008, that job falls to the executive council, once they have been alerted as to the decision of the urban planning commission. Saint-Barth Weekly: It's a little confusing. Since January 1 and the application of the new urban planning code, what are the rules in terms of building? Karine Miot : It's clear: for now, the national rules for urban planning and especially the rule for limited constructability, are in effect while waiting for the application of an urban planning document which should take the form of a map, accompanied by the local regulations. The rule for limited constructability means that it is impossible to build outside of zones already built up, and cases are examined one by one, with the jurisprudence established by the administrative court in BasseTerre. Outside of that law, when offering its opinion, the commission carefully studies the integration of the construction into the landscape. Saint-Barth Weekly: If we understand correctly, it will be with the application of the new urban planning map that the criteria concerning the dossiers for urbanism will change. What is the timeframe for the project? Karine Miot : Yes, effectively, it is when the new urban planning map goes into effect that the criteria will change. The map will precisely outline the zones where construction is possible and those zones where it is not. It will also have a defined use for each zoneÑcommercial activity, residential, industrialÑa precision that was not, in comparison, part of the Marnu (former urban map). The map will be accompanied by local rules, which are primarily architectural regulations. The territorial council authorized the creation of the new map on Tuesday, February 12. That gives us the right to delay decisions on certain dossiers that might be questionable in terms of future construction. We have 24 months to make decisions on those questionable dossiers, and we hope that the map will be approved before that time. 0 0 6 6St Barth Weekly n¡139 H™tel Baie des Anges • Flamands • 0590 27 63 61 Michel and his staff are happy to welcome you to their pool-side restaurant for lunch & dinner. Lobsters Fresh From The Tank100 g for 6 euros Three Questions For Karine Miot, President Of The Urban Planning Commission Territorial council member, Karine Miot became the president of the urban planning commission in late January. She has replaced Jean-Pierre Magras, who resigned from the position. This post dovetails with her professional activity as a lawyerin that she is aware of the legal aspects of the new local code forurban planning that went into effect on January 1, 2008. She answered three questions posed by Saint-Barth Weekly, concerning hernew role, and the rules for urban planning that are now applicable.

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0 0 8 8St Barth Weekly n¡139 L'Esprit Salines RestaurantDinner Daily Menu Asian Lunch Menu Take AwayTropical Garden 7 days a week come & taste the differenceClose to Salines BeachReservations 0590 52 46 10 lesprit3@wanadoo.fr NEW One of the perpetrators of an altercation that took place on Thursday, February 7 first at la Tourmente, the top of the hill near the airport, and then near the fish market in Gustavia, was placed in temporary detention after a hearing in Basse-Terre on Saturday, February 9. He was also to be judged at the same time for five other crimes he is suspected of having committed. The second person involved in this incident was freed after the hearing in Guadeloupe, yet he must appear before the court in the future. The two are suspected of being guilty of acts of violence committed on Thursday, February 7 against the driver of a car. According to the gendarmes, the driver was at the traffic circle at la Tourmente, behind a person on a scooter, who stopped to talk to a person on a second scooter. The fact that the scooters stopped in the road resulted in blocking traffic. The driver honked, and as he pulled up next to them, he lightly touched on of the scooters. The owner of the scooter, very upset, started screaming at the car's driver via an open window, and at the same time brandishing a knife. The driver then held up a handsaw. When the first scooter driver put away his knife, the second scooter driver hit the automobilist with his helmet, and he was helped by third parties to get away. Yet as he left the scene, he angrily knocked over the other scooter. The owner decided to chase him into Gustavia and managed to block his path near the ferry terminal. With the help of his accomplice he slit the four tires on the car. This resulted in the arrest of one of the scooter driversÑthe other having fled before the gendarmes arrived. The victim, who suffered wounds to his face, was taken to the hospital. He has two large hematomas on his face and suspected head injuries. The second scooter driverÑwho hit the automobilist with the helmetÑappeared at the gendarmerie late that afternoon, presenting himself as a victim. He was held for questioning, and eventually transferred with his accomplice on Saturday morning to Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe. VIOLENCEONTHEROAD: ONEOFTHEPERPETRATORSBEHINDBARSIsland gendarmesÑwho did not want to comment on the caseÑare said to have picked up two people in a drug bust. According to our sources, the first man, in his twenties, coming from Saint Martin, was stopped on Tuesday, February 5 at the arrival of the Edge ferry, in possession of drugs, although the nature (marijuana or cocaine) and quantity is unknown. Asecond person, also in his twenties and from St. Barth, was picked up and taken into custody at the Gendarmerie in Gustavia. It is thought that they took the same plane as the persons involved in another incident of violence on Thursday, February 7, so it is possible they were also taken before the judge in Basse-Terre, and it seems that they have not come back to the island. Two Drug Dealers Arrested 2 bedrooms 2,5 baths with stunning view Exquisite furnishing and decor, among the finest on island Very quiet yet close to airport and Gustavia. Also available 3000m2hillside land with permit Amazing view001 610 587 7441 and 001 610 775 1553. or visit our website : www.stbartvilla.com LUXURY OCEANFRONT VILLAFOR SALE

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Live Music Every Evening Lounge mix by Jacques Dumas, 7:30 pm to 1 am, Bar't™, hotel Guanahani, Grand Cul de Sac Through February 23 JABR, Atmo Rock, Dub, Funk from 9:00 pm to midnight, Bet'a Z'ailes, Gustavia Alan Landry, piano, 6pm, except Sunday, Kazz'n Blues, Grand Cul de Sac PapaGuyo and Friends, Live Music, at La Plage, St Jean From Sunday to W ednesday StŽphane Cano, sunset live music, from 6:00 pm Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia From thursday to Saturday Christine Gordon, sunset live music, from 6:00 pm Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia Thursday February 21 Flamenco performance, 8pm, Cesar restaurant, Saint Jean (near Village Saint Jean) February 25-March 30 Darian Cunning Quartet, Indie, Soul, Alternative from 9:00 pm to midnight, Bet'a Z'ailes, GustaviaLet's Party T uesday Chic & Romantic, Jazz blues, Saoul, Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou W ednesday From 60's to the 80's, Funny & Sexy spectacle, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Thursday Angels party, Ti St-Barth, Pointe Milou Sunday Brunch at Manapany, Mix music, from noon to 3:00 pmNight Club Every night K N'B Private Club, Grand Cul de Sac Beach Casa Nikki, Gustavia Yacht Club, Gustavia Bubbles Club, Gustavia Hot Spot CafŽ, Lurin Monday Electro evening, Yacht Club, Gustavia T uesday Caribbean Influence, Yacht Club, Gustavia -Pink Party, dress code white & pink, Casa Nikki, Gustavia W ednesday We never know Evening, Yacht Club, Gustavia Thursday Pure House Evening, Yacht Club, GustaviaFashion Show Everyday 1:302 pm, Case de l'”le, Isle de France, Flamands 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion show featuring Wild Side, La Plage, St Jean Every T uesday 6:30 pm, H™tel Isle de France Boutique, Flamands 9:30 pm, Fashion Show Ti St Barth, Pointe MilouExhibitions Bruno Prost, "Cactus made in St Barth" Wall House Restaurant, Gustavia Alain le Chatelier, Les Artisans, Gustavia Dave Stevenson Jewelry & sculpture les Artisans, Gustavia Through February 15 Group Show to b.art Gallery, Gustavia. Through February 28, 2008 Richard Prince Previews New Paintings at Eden Rock Hotel Gallery 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 ! ! February 14-28, 2008 Kay Quattrocchi, Element Earth collection-"man in all his states." Carole G Art Gallery , Gustavia February 22, 23, 2008 La Chorale de Bons Choeurs presents two concerts before their New York visit at the Anglican Church, Gustavia, 8pm

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1 1 2 2St Barth Weekly n¡139What power does art have in our lives ? How does it affect our subconscious ? What is the creative role of man in our society ? Apoint becomes a line, then becomes a form, then an emotionÑ an emotion that can be contained or not. "I wanted to return to classic academic design, then I felt close to the origin of man when he was nearer to the earth, like a child making his first discoveries. From Neanderthal man to the ShamanÉ. And for me the position of the hands and feet are important, they can be close to the ground, they can grab on, or the contrary. They can be above the earth as if signifying respect, or a mute permission from the earth to lean against it," the artist says. Earth Elements is a series about man as he is born of the earth and spreads his wings. There is a pureness between man and the earth, where both come together on these large white canvases. -Museum of Modern Art (London) -Heritage Museum (Tahiti) design of a stamp selected for the philatelic collections at the Porte de Versailes expo center in Paris -West Indian Heritage Museum Exhibit at Carole's Gallery, 8, rue Jeanne d'Arc, Gustavia (next to La Marine) Gallery : 0590 29 31 97 Kay : 06 90 711 575 www.artprice.com Spirituality In Ar t Kay Quattrocchi's Earth Elements Collection Siwa and RŽglisse: those are the names of the two new horses that recently joined the ranch in Flamands, which now houses a dozen equines. Six year-old Siwa is a maleÑand Reglisse is his three year-old sonÑboth of the Criollo family, a breed of small Argentinean horses that are direct descendants of the horses imported into the New World by the Spanish colonials. Both horses came to Saint Barth from Saint Martin where they were born. Equitation TWONEWHORSESATTHERANCHINFLAMANDS

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S SE E E E N N I I N NS ST TB BA A R R T T H H 1-Laurie and Aaron from Dallas.... 2-Painter Alain Le Chatelier, whose work can be seen at Les Artisans, with architect Roland Pichon.... 3-Marie-Anne Chaygneaud Dupuy hosted a reception at her gallery in Lorient. 4-Francine and Paul of Maryland... and Residence Nora in Marigot... 5-Scott and Bobby from Dallas.... 6-Wendy and Jeff Skokal celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in St Barth. Congratulations! Photos: Rosemond Greaux Artist Dave Stevenson... on the rocks! Joy Van Skiver andBurt Spielman during their annual visit to the island. 2 1 3 4 5 6

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