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Fleet Forming

For New Year's Eve Regatta


Marc Del Giudice, a famil-
iar figure around the Port
of Gustavia, is known as
the skipper of Mischie-
vous, the 65' Meriten that
belongs to Trey Fitzgib-
bons. While the boat is not
in the harbor as usual this
season, Marc is busy with
his second "job," the
organization of the annual
New Year's Eve Regatta,
which takes place every
year on December 31. He
works closely with The
Port of Gustavia and the
St. Barth Yacht Club on
the logistics of the race,
which takes place on the
busiest day of the year for
the port and demands a
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"Anice group is starting to classic sailboat Lone
form," says Del Giudice, Fox-two boats that spend
noting the early entries their winters in Saint
include such boats as Don- Barth. Also on the list are
ald Tofias' 76' Wild Hors- Chippewa, Magic Carpet,


Capogiro, Corban, and the
classic ketch, Northern
Light.
The skippers' briefing will
take place on December
30 as usual, with the
awards ceremony on the
main dock on December
31, in the late afternoon.
Although his boat will not
be racing, Fitzgibbons will
be on hand for the race,
and has once again gener-
ously donated the trophies
for this fun event that
kicks off the New Year's
Eve festivities. Stay
tuned... maybe some of
the classic sailboats that
came in for the Lagasse
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ra Epstein lives aboard
Lone Fox, his 65' clas-
sic wooden sailing
yacht, which was designed
by Englishman Robert
Clark and built in Scotland
in 1957 for Colonel Whit-
bread, sponsor of the
famous Whitbread Around
The World Race. Quite a
pedigree!

Epstein is the most recent
owner of this wooden
beauty-teak hull with an
English oak interior-with
its gleaming brass fittings
and highly varnished
wood. He is one of the rare
skipper/owners who lives
aboard his boat in Saint


Barth, and he enjoys the
camaraderie of the sailing
world and the community
of people who have boats
on the island.

Buying Lone Fox, which
sails a Swedish flag, was a
heart-felt decision for
Epstein: "I had been look-
ing at Lone Fox for three
years," he says, noting that
he had been keeping an
eye out once he knew
Lone Fox was for sale, or
"since it sailed across my
computer screen and I fell
in love with it," he says. In
2004 he flew to down to
Saint Martin to see the
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first time I'd been here
since 1976 and was
amazed at the changes," he
recalls.

But in 2004 Epstein was
not, as he says, "ready to
jump off the dock," in
terms of ownership. But
in August 2006 when he
saw the boat again in
Newport, RI, he was
finally ready, having just
spent five months at sea
on a 1936 gaff-rigged
schooner. "I had to see if I
really I wanted a boat," he
says about his months at
sea, but chances are he
was already sold on the
idea-having spent over
30 years in San Francisco,
he was ready for a
change. "I didn't want to
have a new owner of Lone
Fox sail by and not have it
be me. It was a life expe-
rience choice. Something
I had to do."

Lone Fox is a born com-
petitor. "We do well
against other boats in the
classic regattas," says
Epstein, about his racing
ketch. In 2008, he won in
his class as well as took
top honors overall in the
St. Martin Classic and won
in its class (Classic Class
C) in the Antigua Classic
Yacht Regatta. "The


design is a combination of
comfort and speed," he
explains. "Lone Fox has
the proper dimensions to
be fast for a traditional
full-keel boat." Lone Fox
clips along at a pace of 8.5
to 9.5 knots, hitting even
12 knots under certain
conditions.

"For me it's about being
on the ocean with your
boat," Epstein explains. "I
grew up on Lake Michigan
and always wanted a boat.
I came to Saint Martin in
the 70s to get more sailing
experience and sailed
around the Caribbean in
the mid-70s," he says. Oth-
er than sailing from island
to island, Lone Fox and
Epstein seem content in the
Gustavia harbor. In early
December, when all the
ferries to and from Saint
Barth were out of service,
Epstein offered to sail peo-
ple back and forth at a rea-
sonable price, and Lone Fox
is available for charter
around the Caribbean
(www.lonefoxcharters.com)
Keep an eye out for Lone
Fox in the New Year's Eve
Regatta on December 31-
it's great to see such a clas-
sic boat under full sail!

By Ellen Lampert-Grdaux
Photo: Rosemond Grdaux


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According to Ameri-
can Melanie
Smith, who started
the first professional event
organization and wedding
planning company in St.
Barth over 10 years ago,
St. Barth is becoming an
increasingly popular desti-
nation for parties, special
events and weddings...
and the skills and level of
services of the suppliers to
this market have risen in
accordance with this
demand.

"When I organized my
first wedding in 1998, I
was rather clueless to how
we could ever pull this off
in St. Barth, it was nearly
impossible to find a pho-
tographer who knew the
first thing about weddings,
there was no one to make
an American-style wed-
ding cake and the supplier
elements that today I con-
sider essential in produc-
ing a successful high-end
event simply did not
exist." When Ms. Smith
was asked that same year


to arrange a Medical
recording, teaching semi-
nar, she had to find a pri-
vate villa, which was
acoustically perfect. Not
an easy feat on the island.

Now, all of this has
changed. In the opinion of
Ms. Smith, who feels that
she too has certainly
grown professionally over
the years to meet the ever-
changing level of demand,
the island is able to host
events that rival events
anywhere in the world. I
have been told repeatedly
by clients and guests of
clients that the event they
attended here far surpassed
events they had attended
elsewhere which were
organized by professionals
considered to be the elite
in their field. I think this is
due in part by the innate
charm of the island itself,
plus it is due to the ever
increasing sophistication
of the venues and to the
caliber of the suppliers
here and their knowledge
of the island. We know St.


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home feeling that they
have experienced one of
the most amazing events
of their lives. "

While historically it was
almost exclusively the
American clientele who
came to St. Barth for spe-
cial events and weddings,
Ms. Smith says that now
approximately 40% of her
business now comes from
Europe and elsewhere. In
the last year alone, guests
have come from countries
including Hong Kong,


Sin-
gapore, Kazakhstan, Pana-
ma, various European
countries, Australia, New
Zealand, Trinidad, Barba-
dos, Canada, Saudi Arabia
and other Mid-eastern
countries, and various
countries in South Ameri-
ca. She estimates that
90% of guests coming for
a special event are visiting
St. Barth for their first
time... and nearly every-
one cannot wait to return!

Melanie Smith
can be reached at
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for further information.


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New Year Eve Menu 2008

APPETIZERS


Foie Gras with Sea Salt
Terrine of Foie Gras with Spices
Blinis of Wild Smoked Salmon
Little Neck Gratin
Spiny Lobster Puff Pastry
Asparagus with Parma Ham
Salad of Smoked Duck Breast
Mache Salad with Potatoes and Truffle
Salad of Fresh Grilled Artichokes
Salad of Smoked Salmon and Potatoes
Corn and Fava Bean Salad
Fennel and Citrus Fruits Salad
Crayfish Ravioles with Green Peas
Thai Beef Salad
Selection of Cheeses
Ocietre Iranian Caviar


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MAIN COURSES


Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary
Mahi-Mahi with Green Curry
Scallops Skewers with Plancha Sauce
Roasted Tuna with Coriander
Poached Spiny Lobster with Arugula Mayonnaise
Coquelet (Chicken) with Mushrooms and Foie Gras
Beef Filet in Pastry


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VEGETABLES


Gratin of Potatoe and Sweet Potatoe
Vegetable Pearls
Asparagus Soup
Broccoli with Grilled Almonds
Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinegar


NEW YEAR DESERTS 2008


~ Tarte aux fruits, Tarte au Citron Meringuee, Croustillant au Chocolat, Pavlova, Fraisier, Paris Brest
Tarte tatin a la Poire, Charlotte aux Noisettes et Chocolat, Crumble aux Fruits rouges, Mousse au Trois
Chocolats,
~ Omelette Norvegienne sur command
~ Truffes Chocolat, Caf6, Muscadine
~ Mignardises (mini piece) La piece 2,00
Tartelettes aux fruits, Eclairs chocolate et cafe, Pavlova, Tartelettes au chocolate, Tartelettes au citron
Panacotta, Macarons, Financiers avec mousse du Jour, Caissettes au chocolate et mousse de Mangue,
Choux a la creme de Vanille.

To order you can fax or email us at the latest the 30th.
Maya's To Go will be closed on Monday 29nd, December
Tel : 05 90 29 83 70 Fax : 05 90 52 41 27 mayastogo@wanadoo.fr








2008 : The Year In Review


NEW RESPONSIBILITIES
The Overseas Collectivity of Saint Barthelemy assumes
many new responsibilities granted to the island as it
changes its status from a municipality to a COM, including
taxation and urban planning.


GENDARMES REPLACE THE FRONTIER POLICE
On January 1, the duties of the frontier police are turned
over to the local brigade of the gendarmerie; the seven fron-
tier agents move to Saint Martin.


24TH ANNUAL ST. BARTH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sixty musicians from the USA, France, Germany, Italy,
Canada, and Brazil, participate in the 24th edition of the St
Barth Music Festival, January 11-23. The program features
the Miro Quartet, an opera evening, the Saint Barth Harmo-
ny Suzuki School, a rock concert with NYCO, Hawaiian
guitarist Makana, and the John Ellis Jazz Quintet...




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8450 RESIDENTS AS OF JANUARY 1, 2007
Saint Barth counts 8,450 residents as of January 1, 2007
according to the latest census. This means a 22.28%
increase over the 6,854 people counted in 1999.


THE CAPITAINE DANET CHRISTENED


Stormy skies, rain during the benediction, and a myriad of
umbrellas mean good fortune for the Capitaine Danet, Saint
Barth's new rescue boat, as religious and nautical personali-
ties douse it with champagne on January 20.


SUCCESSFUL DENTIST CONFERENCE
The 2008 edition of the dental conference sees the most
participants in one week: "53 dentists, which represent 118
people, if you include their families. The most yet,"
explains David Grodberg, who organizes the event with
Frangois Chlous. Dr. Lou Graham spoke on the theme of
"Recent Innovations in Restorative Dentistry."


ALVA STOPS IN SAINT BARTH
After crossing the Atlantic, the 178' Alva, a 1939 Swedish
sailing ship/school, anchors near Saint Barth. The forty
students aboard are marine biology students from the
Dandryd Maritime Center near Stockholm.



BRUNO MAGRAS ASKS
FOR SLOWING OF ACTIVITY
President of the territorial council, Bruno Magras pleads for
a "slowdown in activity," in order to maintain a social and
economic balance on the island, noting that building is one
of the three pillars of the economy, along with tourism and
the administration: "If construction flourished during the
past 30 years, the future will be different."
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TOURISM STRONG IN 2007
In 2007, a record number of tourists visit Saint Barth. The
port sees a record number of visits by motor yachts and sail-
boats-5,589-and passengers aboard: 39,364. With
180,413 passengers (arrivals and departures) the airport
sees an average year. Things slow down by the end of 2007,
a decrease that continues into 2008.


SUCCESSFUL BARACK OBAMA
FUNDRAISING EVENT
Boston lawyer Richard Branson and Lucy Salenger, two big
Obama supporters, host a fundraising event at Eddy's
restaurant. Close to 60 people, mostly Americans on vaca-
tion, attend.




FIRST PRIZE IN PAINTING COMPETITION
FOR MARIE-LAURE PICHON
The association, St B'Art, awards top honors in its 2008
painting competition Marie-Laure Pichon, whose painting
is printed on 10,000 pre-stamped envelopes for sale in the
local post office.


L'Esprit Salines
Restaurant


Dinner Menu

Lunch Menu

Take Away


Tropical Garden

come & taste
the difference

7 days a week

Close to Salines Beach

Reservation
0590 52 46 10
lesprit3@wanadoo.fr


March 21
Two MEN SAVED FROM DROWNING
More fear than harm for two men who almost drown in the
bay of Lorient. Two fishermen save the first; a surfer, the
second. The men, one age 43, the other 81, ignored warn-
ings posted from March 18-22 for dangerous surf created
by a storm 1,500 miles from the West Indies.


RAPE SUSPECT JAILED
Double rape: A man suspected of raping two women in the
night of March 29 remains in prison in Guadeloupe. He
risks 15 years behind bars if the accusation holds, or even
20 years, since one of the women was 84 years old.


NEW SIGNS
FOR THE BEACHES
Six beautiful ceramic
signs made by Veronique
Vander Noot are ordered
by the Collectivity to indi-
cate public access to the
island's major beaches:
Saint Jean Airport, Lori-
ent, Saline, Gouverneur,
Shell Beach, and Fla-
mands.


March 30
175,000 DOLLARS FOR THE FEMUR
The 2008 St Barth Bucket committee holds a fundraiser for
the FEMUR (St Barth Foundation for Emergency Medical
Equipment) to help finance state-of-the-art X-ray equip-
ment. Owners of boats in the Bucket sl.:' ii li! generosity,
pledging $175,000. The 152' Holland Jach,;iil.:. yacht,
Windrose, 1 inls ,ih 13th edition of the Bucket.

March 31
NEW TAXES BRING IN ALMOST
Two MILLION EUROS
Almost two million euros are collected via a new vehicle
tax, and an annual business tax: 2,160 businesses pay up for
a total of 925,120 euros. The vehicle tax paid by 7,154
owners on two- and four-wheel vehicles raises almost one
million euros for the COM.



SNSM RESCUES Two BOATS
High seas caused by weather conditions in the northern
Atlantic are less strong than those over Easter weekend,
yet nonetheless the SNSM rescue station in Saint Barth
heeds the SOS of two boats in difficulty.


St Barmt Weekly n162








25th Anniversary
January 8-19, 2009


St Barth


Music


Festival

Tickets are for sale at the tourist office this year beginning Friday January 2, 9:30 to 12:30am
Advance tickets at 10% discount available January 2 thru 7 only.
A season pass book is 10% less than individual ticket prices.
Tickets are also available at the door to the concert every evening. No reserved seating.


O Thursday. January 8. 2009 8pm,
Catholic Church, Gustavia, $45
Jazz concert, "DoubleWide"
John Ellis Jazz Sextet
O Friday. January 9, 2009 8pm,
Catholic Church, Gustavia, $35
Duets for piano and clarinet.
O Saturday. January 10, 2009 8pm,
Ajoe, Lorient, $45
Jazz concert, "DoubleWide"
John Ellis Jazz Sextet.
O Sunday. January 11. 2009 4pm,
Anglican Church, Gustavia, Free
The violinists of Saint Barth Harmony school.
a Tuesday. January 13. 2009 8pm,
Catholic Church, Gustavia, $35
All Bach program and
La Chorale des Bons Choeurs.


O Wednesday. January 14. 2009 8pm,
Catholic Church, Lorient, $45
Orchestra concert
J Thursday. January 15. 2009 8pm


Catholic Church, Lorient, $35
All Mozart program


O Friday. January 16. 2009 8pm,
Catholic Church, Lorient, $45
Opera evening, "Madame Butterfly"
by Puccini
O Sunday. January 18. 2009 8pm
Eddy restaurant, $100
"ALWAYS AT EDDY'S" Benefit Dinner,
featuring star performers of the Festival
O Monday. January 19. 2009 8pm


Anglican Church, Gustavia, $35
Chamber music
with the Miro Quartet







April 2
FORT KARL UNDER
LITTORAL CONSERVANCY
Bernard Gerard, associate
director of the Littoral Conser-
vancy, and Magali Cerles, asso-
ciate Overseas delegate, come
to Saint Barth to take assure
protection of Fort Karl, in a
transfer signed at the end of
2007.


SUSPICIOUS FIRE
A fire on April 7 bums five acres of land in Grand Fond,
and the firemen are suspicious. No proof that the fire is
criminal bul a'1, thinl! is possible as this fire is the seventh to
take place in the same area at more or less the same time of
day. Fortunately no one was injured.


April 11
PRESIDENT BRUNO MAGRAS GOES UMP
The 19 members of the UMP political party in Saint Barth
meet on April 11 and elect Bruno Magras as president of
their federation, with 18 in favor. Magras is now president
of the COM and the island's UMP party.





H6TEL LE TOINY



Price per person : 270 euros
Assortment of canapes
Maine Lobster and foie gras tartare,
Lemongrass and star anise flavors, bed of Melissa jelly
Thin crawfish wafer biscuit bacon mousse, parsley jus
Vol-au-vent puff pastry shell filled
with monkfish and shrimp fricassee, ginger flavor
Arugula granite
Young partridge, the legserved tempura style,
the breast lightly smoked and roasted
Like boiled egg, clementine is the yellow part,
the white taste rhum, coffee finger bread
Candied chestnuts mousse, verveine emulsion
New Year's sweets

RESTAURANT LE GAIAC
HOTEL LE TINY ANSE DE TINY SAINT BARTHELEMY -
Tel.: 0590 27 88 88 Email: le.l., l I., leII, o:.11


April 14
TERRITORIAL COUNCIL VOTES FIRST BUDGET
FOR THE COM
By a landslide-only one vote against by Benoit
Chauvin-the territorial council votes for the 2008 budget,
the first for the Collectivity. The budget grows from 32.1
million euros from the last year as a municipality to 45.5
million euros for the new COM: a 41.74% increase.


PETITES ANTILLES IGUANA IN DANGER
Iguana Delicatissima, a species unique to the Lesser
Antilles, is in danger of disappeainge, due to breeding with
the Common Iguana, whose genes are more dominant.


April 20
TRANSAT AG2R: NUMBER 9 !
The fleet in the ninth edition of the Transat Ag2r sets sail in
Concameau, France. The population pays special attention
as the "old man" of the race, 56 year-old Luc Poupon-with
Ronan Guerin aboard Solarinox- and the youngest sailor,
22 year-old Miguel Danet-with Eric Peron aboard the
Concameau-Saint Barth-are in the race: the youngsters
win the prologue, surprising the other 25 pairs of sailors in
the Transat.


April 20
FIRST ANNUAL BOOK FESTIVAL


Poets Jean-Pierre Simeon and Luis Mizon are the special
guests at the first annual book festival, which includes the
fourth annual book exchange, and a poetry luncheon at
Zion Garden.


April 29
CHORALE DE BONS CHOEURS IN NEW YORK
On April 29, a dream comes true: 22 members of the
Chorale de Bons Choeurs go to NY where they take part in
the closing bell ceremony at the NY Stock Exchange before
singing on Sunday afternoon at Saint Marks-in-the-Bowery,
in concert with the Saint Mark's choir.


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CLOSING NIGHT FOR 13TH ANNUAL
SAINT BARTH FILM FESTIVAL


Saint Barth's 13th annual festival of Caribbean Cinema
closes on April 30 with "Made In Jamaica," a celebration
of dance hall and reggae by French director Jerome Laper-
rousaz. The festival opened on April 25 with Pierre
Brouwers' documentary, "Saint Barthelemy, la belle et
l'avion," and "Black Mozart In Cuba," by Steve and
Stephanie James. Other highlights include "Haiti Cherie,"
"Persepolis," and "El Bonaerense" by Pablo Trapero.
What else: the first Prix de la Guadeloupe goes to Lau-
rence Rugard for "Techni'Ka," and a film is projected on
the beach in Flamands.


NEW X-RAY ROOM
The X-Ray room at the Hospital de Bruyn is renovated to
include new equipment, financed for 154,000 by the
FEMUR and 50,000 by the US-based Kovner Foundation.




A SAILOR DISAPPEARS
After a concentrated 48-hour search, Brian Quinn, captain
of the motor-yacht, Tribal Attraction, is considered to have
disappeared. He jumped into the water near Corossol to
catch the yacht's dinghy, which was floating away. He body
was never found.


ELEVEN SWEDES IN ST BARTH
Eleven Swedes from Pitea visit the island, May 4-11, with


Thomas Wallsten, president of the Pitea Friends of Saint
Barth Association. They stayed with six local families
while they learned more about the island and its distant
Swedish past.


MTR 13
TRANSAT AG2R: Two LOCAL WINNERS


Laurent reiecuer ana jean-rau iviouren aooara c lNeNr-
Cliptol Sport win the 9th edition of the Transat AG2R,
arriving May 13 after 22 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes, and
55 seconds (average: 6.78 knots). They took the southern
route across the Atlantic, as did Solar Inox and Concar-
neau Saint-Barth, who take second and third place, with
huge crowds applauding our local sailors: Lucky
Poupon, a Saint-Barth by adoption (with Ronan Guerin
aboard Solar Inox) and native son, Miguel Danet (with
Eric Peron aboard Concarneau-Saint-Barth).


7TH ANNUAL THEATRE FESTIVAL SRO
Standing-room-only May 16-25, with more than 1,500
spectators at the 7th edition of the local theatre festival,
which keeps getting more popular. Its highlight: the second
night of humorist Sophia Aram's one-woman show "Lead
In Her Head." Performances take place at the Capitainerie
and the newly renovated, air-conditioned "theatre" in the
Catholic Church hall.




June 4
CHRISTIAN LEDEE NAMED
To ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
Christian Led6e, principal of the junior high, is named to
represent Saint Barth on the French Economic and Social
Council in Paris.


June 7
MICHELE ALLIOT MARIE IN ST BARTH
Number three in the French government, Michele Alliot
Marie, spends two hours in St Barth and confirms the com-
mitment of Paris to of the Overseas Collectivities, which
celebrate their first anniversary on July 15, 2008.


St Barth Weekly n162









FLOWERS
OF SAINT BARTHELEMY
What a huge undertaking: the
new 228-page book, Flowers
of Saint Barthelemy, by
Michel Magras, science
teacher at Mireille Choisy
Junior High, covers 280
species of plants that com-
prise part of the flora of the
island. The 1,000 photos are
from the author's personal
archives.


SUMMERTIME AND THE


LIVING Is EASY


September 2
1,214 STUDENTS Go BACK To SCHOOL
September 2 thru 4 marks the annual return to the class-
room. This year there are 27 students in a newly established
10th grade class, and students in nursery and elementary
school no longer have classes on Wednesdays.


ROTARY AID FOR HAITI
Christiane Greaux, president of Saint Barth's Rotary Club,
gives a check for 3,500? to Rene-Jean Duret, of the Saint
Martin Lions Club, to help Haitian victims of hurricanes
Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike. The 3,500? paid for five Shel-
terbox tents.


September 21
SENATOR MICHEL MAGRAS
Elected as Saint Barth's first senator, 54 year-old Michel
Magras goes directly to Paris to represent the island in
France's National Assembly, as a bi-partisan member of the
UMP party.


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NEW EVANGELICAL CHURCH
Reverend Charles Vere Nicholl of the Anglican Church and
Bruno Magras, as well as representatives of the Evangelical
community, join Pastor Iris Romney for the opening of the
island's new church in Gustavia.


St Barth Weekly n162


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September 29
FATHER NUMA
GOES BACK
To GUADELOUPE
As a surprise to the priest as
well as the Catholic commu-
nity, Sylvere Numa leaves
Saint Barth, and is replaced
by Father Eugene Kaze from
Haiti.


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October 9
A PETITION To MARK THE END OF SLAVERY
IN SAINT BARTH
Richard Ledee launches the site www.c-l-a-s-h.info, on
which he has posted a petition to the French government to
mark October 9 as the official day for the abolition of slav-
ery on the island.


OMAR CAUSES Two MILLION EUROS
OF DAMAGE


Three hotels are also honored: the Isle de France as top
hotel in the zone, with Eden Rock and Le Toiny tied for
second place.



November 11
90TH ANNIVERSARY OF WWI ARMISTICE
Yves Greaux, the island's top VP, leads the November 11
celebration of the 90th anniversary of the end of WWII.
Also honored is Harry Grodberg (father of island resident
David Grodberg) who was one of the two million Ameri-
cans who fought in :l.; i I!

November 1
SECURITY SCREENINGS AT AIRPORT
Passengers and carry-on bags are now screened at the air-
port in Saint Jean,, ilh agents on duty seven days a week.

November 12
ALAIN MAGRAS, CEM PRESIDENT
The first meeting of the island's Multi-Professional Eco-
nomic Chamber, which was elected on November 8, is held
on November 12. Alan Magras is elected president.

November 16
SAINT BARTH 4 SWEDEN
Swedish Week is a success, from the November 16 Pitea
Day celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the twin cities
of Saint Barth and Pitea, Sweden and the 130th anniversary
of the retrocession of St Barth to France to the June Quintet
Concert on November 23 at the Anglican Church


Not the winds with gusts up to 130-140 mph or the rain-
just under two inches-brought by category 3 hurricane
Omar, but high seas and crashing waves that damage the
fish market, the ferry terminal, and the wooden walkway
along the dock in Gustavia. Water fills the streets on the far
side of the harbor and at least five boats sink during the
storm. Sand washes away from Shell Beach, Corossol, and
Colombier. When the damage reaches two million euros, f
president Bruno Magras finally asks that Saint Barth be
considered a natural disaster zone.

October 16
NEW CONDE NAST TRAVELER AWARDS
Anne Dentel, president of the hotel association, goes to
New York to pick up Conde Nast Traveler Awards for
Saint Barth, voted third most popular destination in the
Caribbean/Atlantic zone for the second year in a row.


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Special Events

S\\ednlesdj:, Der(enbeli 31
Ner\ ial s E\e Rregtta
iaoulnd -tlh island parade
for sailboats
All day: Wine and cham-
pagne tasting at the Gofit
du Vin, Gustavia,


Live Music
I Through January 4
Evan Goodrow Band
Quartet, from 9pm, Bete A
Z'ailes, Gustavia
I Saturday, December 27
- DJ Max, from 7pm, Caviar
Island, Gustavia
I Sunday, December 28
- Paulo Coelho, from 7pm,
Caviar Island, Gustavia
- PapaGuyo & Tanya, 1pm,
Do Brazil, Gustavia
- Sunset Party at 4pm mixed
by Patris Gero, Do Brazil,
Gustavia
SMonday, December 29
- DJ Max, from 7pm, Caviar
Island, Gustavia
I Tuesday, December 30
- Paulo Coelho, from 7pm,
Caviar Island, Gustavia

I Wednesday, December 31
- New Year's Eve party with
DJ, Caviar Island, Gustavia

I Thursday, January 1
- DJ Max, from 7pm, Caviar
Island, Gustavia
I Friday, January 2
- Live Music with PapaGuyo,
Beni & Annie, Caviar Island,
Gustavia
I Saturday, January 3
- DJ Max, from 7pm, Caviar
Island, Gustavia



Let's Party
-New suggestions every
nights & Fashion show at le
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
- Fashion show & DJ every
lunch and dinner, at la Plage;
St Jean
I Friday, December 26
- Guest star Tanya Michelle,
St Barth Weekly n162


The Diva of the House, from
11pm, The Strand Supper
Club (Casa Nikki), Gustavia
) Saturday, December 27
- Saturday Night Fever, The
Strand, Supper Club,
Gustavia
) Sunday. December 28
- Sunday Beach Party mixed
by Yo-One Sutterfrom, from
1pm, La Plage, St Jean
-Djoul from St Barth at The
Strand Supper Club, (Casa
Nikki), Gustavia
) Monday December 29
"Shut Up Chouchou Girly
Party" mixed by Yo-One
Sutterfrom, dinner, La Plage,
St Jean

) Wednesday, December 31
- From 8pm: Music,
dancing, and bar organized
by the association, Rhum &
Ginger," on Quai G6n6ral
de Gaulle, Gustavia
-Midnight: Fireworks
-"Addicted 2 Paradise," a
new year, for a new earth,
mixed by Matthieu Lagarde,
Apris (OMS); La Plage, St
Jean

-Bling Bling (R&B Deluxe)
Old Skol meet the future at
the Strand Supper Club,
(Casa Nikki), Gustavia


I Thursday, January 1:
- "Chill out" lunch at La
Plage, St Jean
- Overkitch 70-80-90 (compli-
mentary Champagne for
ladies till 1pm) at the Strand
Supper Club, (Casa Nikki),
Gustavia
) Friday, January 2:
-"St Barth Has Gone
Hollywood," La Plage,
St Jean
- Happy Birthday Xavier, DJ
Konka, Barcelone, DJ
Melissa Barfield NYC, the
Strand Supper Club, (Casa
Nikki), Gustavia
I Saturday, Januaryy 3
- Saturday Night Fever at
The Strand, Supper Club,
Gustavia


I Sunday, January, 5
- From 7pm, Poetry Slam by
Daniel Jackson. "B the DJ"
evening (Bring your iPod), La
Plage, St Jean
- Djoul from St Barth at The
Strand Supper Club, (Casa
Nikki), Gustavia


Night Club
S Every night
-Yacht Club, Gustavia
-Bubbles Club, Gustavia
A To Wednesday to Sunday
-The Strand Supper club
A Friday and Saturday
- Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin


Fashion Show
I Every Tuesday
- 6:30pm: Fashion show by
the pool, from the boutique at
the Isle de France, Flamands
- 9:30 pm, Fashion Show
Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou
I Everyday
-1:30- 2 pm, Case de 'ile,
Isle de France, Flamands
- 1.30pm & 8:30pm, fashion
show featuring Wild Side,
La Plage, St Jean
- Fashion show at le Ti St
Barth, Pointe Milou


Exhibitions
- "Profane and Sacred" at to
b. art gallery, Gustavia, fea-
turing works of Dominique
Rousserie and Antonio Riello
and "Vital Forces" at the
Anglican Church, Gustavia,
with paintings by Raimundo
Figueroa.
I Through February 15. 2009
"Picasso X-Ray" by Xavier
Lucchesi. Photos and video,
TomBeachArtStudio, St Jean
I Through January 3, 2009
- Sales of original designs by
Raimundo Figueroa: Los
Caprichos, Anglican Church
and Linde Galerie, Gustavia
SThrough January 2, 2009
-"Human Footprint: The
Impact" by Jeffery Dread,
Carole G Art Gallery


Gustavia (next to La Marine).
I Through.Tanuary 1, 2009
-Lionel Biguglia, mixed tech-
niques, gallery Porta 34,
Gustavia, from 10am-lpm
and 5-9pm
) From December 27:
Exhibit of Polaroids by Andy
Warhol, Clic Art Gallery,
Gustavia
) From December 30:
group show by three artists
entitled "Island My Island."
Works inspired by or
produced in Saint Barth dur-
ing artists' residencies: nine
designs by Donald Baechler,
four paintings by Will Cotton,
and works by Andrew
Radcliffe. Eden Rock Gallery,
St Jean
I From January 4:
St6phane Cipre,
TomBeachArtStudio,
La Plage, St Jean

) Permanent exhibits
* New: Jean-Pierre
Ballagny, Antoine Heckley,
Alain Buisson, Alain Photo
Gallery, St Jean

* Sculptures by Timothy
Holmes, Comptoir du Cigare,
Gustavia
* Paintings by Suzanne
MacNally, Les Artisans,
Gustavia
* Acrylic paintings at
Sandra's Art Gallery,
Gustavia.
* Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
* Rose Murray, Comptoir du
Cigare, Gustavia
* Jewelry and sculpture by
Dave Stevenson, Les Artisans,
Gustavia
* Group show, Piaf and
Christine Vannier, Pipiri
Palace, Gustavia
) Art Galleries
- To-b.art galerie
Sandra's Art Gallery
Pipiri Boutique, art gallery
Spindler, art Gallery
I Permanent exhibits
Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac
Didier Spidler, Gustavia
Hannah Moser, Cul de Sac







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1ON SALE
Jenny Stening signs copies
I of "Gustavia," her archi-
tectural history of colonial
Gustavia in the days when
the Swedish flag flew on
the island. The book is
Published in French, Eng-
lish, and Swedish.


EXERCISE
S'.11


Like a scene from a movie, an oil tanker collides with a
cargo ship and one of the fuel tanks explodes. But it was
nothing more than the first anti-pollution operation in the
area, intended to test the French Polmar plan put into
effect in 2003 to fight pollution at sea.


November 29
Two BOATS COLLIDE
Two motorboats collide near Forchue at sunset (this time
for real). One of the boats sinks and a few of the people
aboard are slightly injured. This accident could have been
much worse: proceed with care!



December 2
IS SAINT BARTH EXONERATED
FROM SOCIAL SECURITY CHARGES?
Senator Michel Magras' amendment is adopted unanimous-
ly on December 2, asking that Saint Barth once again be
included in the territories exonerated from certain social
security charges paid by employers. This had been the case
since 2003 but a new law excluded the COM from the list.


December 2-3
BIG DRUG BUST
Two people are arrested during a drug bust that took place
December 2 & 3. They are considered the kingpins in the
20 St Barth Weekly n0162


drug traffic that brought many kilos of cocaine to the island
in the past six months.


December 4
WIMCO MARKS 25 YEARS
Wimco, Sibarth's agent in Newport since 1983, marks its
25 anniversary, and the publication of its Vendome Guide,
with a party at the Sereno hotel.


December 11
SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET
VOTED IN
With only one abstention, the 2008 supplemental budget is
voted in, based on a revision of income, which has been
intentionally under-estimated when the Collectivity's first
budget was adopted. The surplus will finance 613,971 euros
of operations and 8.5 million euros in new projects.


December 15
GASOLINE DOWN
TO 1.06 CENTS PER LITER
From 1.37 cents (euro) per liter in late November, lead-free
gas prices to 1.06 cents based on the decrease in the price of
oil. A Christmas present based on governmental support of
a true adjustment in the prices: The debate continues....


December 16
LAGASSE CLASSIC TRANSAT: PEN DUICK VI
ARRIVES FIRST; STIREN WINS THE RACE
Saint Barth's SNSM rescue boat heads out to meet Pen
Duick VI, the first boat to arrive in Saint Barth for the first
edition of the transatlantic Lagasse race for classic sailboats.
Pen Duick VI, the late French sailor Eric Tabarly's celebrat-
ed boat, crosses the finish line at 9:27am, in the second leg
of the race, from Agadir to Gustavia. Sixteen additional
boats arrive by December 23, when Stiren, a 1959 wooden
yawl, is announced the winner of the two-part race, which
set sail last August from Douarnenez, France to Agadir,
then again on November 28 from Agadir to Saint Barth.


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November 27
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1. Valentine de Badereau during the
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Plage, St Jean
2. The Davidsons, The Grodbergs,
The Nimbergs, and Ellen Lampert-
Grdaux seen at Le Regal!
3. This self-portrait of Lionel
Biguglia is one of the superb works
by this contemporary artist currently
on exhibit at Gallery Porta 34
St Barth Weeldy n162


4. The "dream team" of The House,
right before the cocktail party last
Friday evening to launch their new
Boudoir
5. Jacquie Grdaux at the launch
party for Batiste Rhum at La Plage
on December 20, 2008
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Marc Del Giudice, a familiar figure around the Port of Gustavia, is known as the skipper of Mischievous, the 65'Meriten that belongs to Trey Fitzgibbons. While the boat is not in the harbor as usual this season, Marc is busy with his second "job," the organization of the annual New Year's Eve Regatta, which takes place every year on December 31. He works closely with The Port of Gustavia and the St. Barth Yacht Club on the logistics of the race, which takes place on the busiest day of the year for the port and demands a rigorous organization on the part of the port staff. "Anice group is starting to form," says Del Giudice, noting the early entries include such boats as Donald Tofias'76'Wild Horses and Ira Epstein's 65' classic sailboat Lone FoxÑtwo boats that spend their winters in Saint Barth. Also on the list are Chippewa, Magic Carpet, Capogiro, Corban, and the classic ketch, Northern Light. The skippers'briefing will take place on December 30 as usual, with the awards ceremony on the main dock on December 31, in the late afternoon. Although his boat will not be racing, Fitzgibbons will be on hand for the race, and has once again generously donated the trophies for this fun event that kicks off the New Year's Eve festivities. Stay tunedÉ maybe some of the classic sailboats that came in for the LagassŽ Classic Transat will take part as well. 2 2S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 2Fleet Forming For New Year's Eve Regatta Hamilton II, winner of the 2007 New Year's Eve Regatta, with spinnaker unfurled between Toiny and Forchue (archived photo). 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

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4 4S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 2Ira Epstein lives aboard Lone Fox, his 65'classic wooden sailing yacht, which was designed by Englishman Robert Clark and built in Scotland in 1957 for Colonel Whitbread, sponsor of the famous Whitbread Around The World Race. Quite a pedigree! Epstein is the most recent owner of this wooden beautyÑteak hull with an English oak interiorÑwith its gleaming brass fittings and highly varnished wood. He is one of the rare skipper/owners who lives aboard his boat in Saint Barth, and he enjoys the camaraderie of the sailing world and the community of people who have boats on the island. Buying Lone Fox, which sails a Swedish flag, was a heart-felt decision for Epstein: "I had been looking at Lone Fox for three years," he says, noting that he had been keeping an eye out once he knew Lone Fox was for sale, or "since it sailed across my computer screen and I fell in love with it," he says. In 2004 he flew to down to Saint Martin to see the boat, then sailed over to Saint Barth. "It was the first time I'd been here since 1976 and was amazed at the changes," he recalls. But in 2004 Epstein was not, as he says, "ready to jump off the dock," in terms of ownership. But in August 2006 when he saw the boat again in Newport, RI, he was finally ready, having just spent five months at sea on a 1936 gaff-rigged schooner. "I had to see if I really I wanted a boat," he says about his months at sea, but chances are he was already sold on the ideaÑhaving spent over 30 years in San Francisco, he was ready for a change. "I didn't want to have a new owner of Lone Fox sail by and not have it be me. It was a life experience choice. Something I had to do." Lone Fox is a born competitor. "We do well against other boats in the classic regattas," says Epstein, about his racing ketch. In 2008, he won in his class as well as took top honors overall in the St. Martin Classic and won in its class (Classic Class C) in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. "The design is a combination of comfort and speed," he explains. "Lone Fox has the proper dimensions to be fast for a traditional full-keel boat." Lone Fox clips along at a pace of 8.5 to 9.5 knots, hitting even 12 knots under certain conditions. "For me it's about being on the ocean with your boat," Epstein explains. "I grew up on Lake Michigan and always wanted a boat. I came to Saint Martin in the 70s to get more sailing experience and sailed around the Caribbean in the mid-70s," he says. Other than sailing from island to island, Lone Fox and Epstein seem content in the Gustavia harbor. In early December, when all the ferries to and from Saint Barth were out of service, Epstein offered to sail people back and forth at a reasonable price, and Lone Fox is available for charter around the Caribbean (www.lonefoxcharters.com) Keep an eye out for Lone Fox in the New Year's Eve Regatta on December 31Ñ it's great to see such a classic boat under full sail! By Ellen Lampert-GrŽaux Photo: Rosemond GrŽauxPeople W atch Ira EPSTEIN

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According to American Melanie Smith, who started the first professional event organization and wedding planning company in St. Barth over 10 years ago, St. Barth is becoming an increasingly popular destination for parties, special events and weddingsÉ and the skills and level of services of the suppliers to this market have risen in accordance with this demand. "When I organized my first wedding in 1998, I was rather clueless to how we could ever pull this off in St. Barth, it was nearly impossible to find a photographer who knew the first thing about weddings, there was no one to make an American-style wedding cake and the supplier elements that today I consider essential in producing a successful high-end event simply did not exist." When Ms. Smith was asked that same year to arrange a Medical recording, teaching seminar, she had to find a private villa, which was acoustically perfect. Not an easy feat on the island. Now, all of this has changed. In the opinion of Ms. Smith, who feels that she too has certainly grown professionally over the years to meet the everchanging level of demand, the island is able to host events that rival events anywhere in the world. " I have been told repeatedly by clients and guests of clients that the event they attended here far surpassed events they had attended elsewhere which were organized by professionals considered to be the elite in their field. I think this is due in part by the innate charm of the island itself, plus it is due to the ever increasing sophistication of the venues and to the caliber of the suppliers here and their knowledge of the island. We know St. Barth so well. We know that we are bridging cultures here, we know that we have strong weather elements to contend with, we know the strengths and weakness of each venue and we know how to present St. Barth at her best. This combination consistently sends guests home feeling that they have experienced one of the most amazing events of their lives. " While historically it was almost exclusively the American clientele who came to St. Barth for special events and weddings, Ms. Smith says that now approximately 40% of her business now comes from Europe and elsewhere. In the last year alone, guests have come from countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Panama, various European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Trinidad, Barbados, Canada, Saudi Arabia and other Mid-eastern countries, and various countries in South America. She estimates that 90% of guests coming for a special event are visiting St. Barth for their first timeÉand nearly everyone cannot wait to return! Melanie Smith can be reached at melanie.stbarths@wanadoo.fr for further information. 6 6S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 2 AdvertorialDestination Events Popular in St. Barth

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New YearEve Menu 2008APPETIZERSFoie Gras with Sea Salt  16.00/100g Terrine of Foie Gras with Spices  16.00/100g Blinis of Wild Smoked Salmon  12.90/100g Little Neck Gratin  3.50/piece Spiny Lobster Puff Pastry  10.00/piece Asparagus with Parma Ham  6.50/100g Salad of Smoked Duck Breast  6.00/100g Mache Salad with Potatoes and Truffle  15.50/100g Salad of Fresh Grilled Artichokes  5.50/100g Salad of Smoked Salmon and Potatoes  6.00/100g Corn and Fava Bean Salad  4.00/100g Fennel and Citrus Fruits Salad  3.50/100g Crayfish Ravioles with Green Peas  4.00/100g Thai Beef Salad  15.00 Selection of Cheeses  15.00/100g Ocietre Iranian CaviarMAIN COURSESRoast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary  10.00/100g Mahi-Mahi with Green Curry  5.00/100g Scallops Skewers with Plancha Sauce  10.00/100g Roasted Tuna with Coriander   6.00/100g Poached Spiny Lobster with Arugula Mayonnaise  6.00/100g Coquelet (Chicken) with Mushrooms and Foie Gras  16.00/piece Beef Filet in Pastry  9.00/100gVEGETABLESGratin of Potatoe and Sweet Potatoe   3.00/100g Vegetable Pearls  5.00/100g Asparagus Soup  3.00/100g Broccoli with Grilled Almonds  4.20/100g Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinegar  3.50/100g NEW YEAR DESERTS 2008~ Tarte aux fruits, Tarte au Citron MeringuŽe, Croustillant au Chocolat, Pavlova, Fraisier, Paris Brest Tarte tatin ˆ la Poire, Charlotte aux Noisettes et Chocolat, Crumble aux Fruits rouges, Mousse au Trois Chocolats, ~ Omelette NorvŽgienne sur commande ~ Truffes Chocolat, CafŽ, Muscadine ~ Mignardises (mini pice) La pice   2,00Tartelettes aux fruits, Eclairs chocolat et cafŽ, Pavlova, Tartelettes au chocolat, Tartelettes au citron Panacotta, Macarons, Financiers avec mousse du Jour, Caissettes au chocolat et mousse de Mangue, Choux ˆ la crme de Vanille.To order you can fax or email us at the latest the 30th.Maya's To Go will be closed on Monday 29nd, December TŽl: 05 90 29 83 70 Fax: 05 90 52 41 27 mayastogo@wanadoo.fr

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NEWRESPONSIBILITIESThe Overseas Collectivity of Saint BarthŽlemy assumes many new responsibilities granted to the island as it changes its status from a municipality to a COM, including taxation and urban planning. GENDARMESREPLACETHEFRONTIERPOLICEOn January 1, the duties of the frontier police are turned over to the local brigade of the gendarmerie; the seven frontier agents move to Saint Martin. 24THANNUALST. BARTHMUSICFESTIVALSixty musicians from the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Brazil, participate in the 24th edition of the St Barth Music Festival, January 11-23. The program features the Miro Quartet, an opera evening, the Saint Barth Harmony Suzuki School, a rock concert with NYCO, Hawaiian guitarist Makana, and the John Ellis Jazz QuintetÉ8450 RESIDENTSASOFJANUARY1, 2007Saint Barth counts 8,450 residents as of January 1, 2007 according to the latest census. This means a 22.28% increase over the 6,854 people counted in 1999. THECAPITAINEDANETCHRISTENEDStormy skies, rain during the benediction, and a myriad of umbrellas mean good fortune for the Capitaine Danet, Saint Barth's new rescue boat, as religious and nautical personalities douse it with champagne on January 20. SUCCESSFULDENTISTCONFERENCEThe 2008 edition of the dental conference sees the most participants in one week: "53 dentists, which represent 118 people, if you include their families. The most yet," explains David Grodberg, who organizes the event with Franois Chlous. Dr. Lou Graham spoke on the theme of "Recent Innovations in Restorative Dentistry." €LVASTOPSINSAINTBARTHAfter crossing the Atlantic, the 178'€lva, a 1939 Swedish sailing ship/school, anchors near Saint Barth. The forty students aboard are marine biology students from the Dandryd Maritime Center near Stockholm.BRUNOMAGRASASKSFORSLOWINGOFACTIVITYPresident of the territorial council, Bruno Magras pleads for a "slowdown in activity," in order to maintain a social and economic balance on the island, noting that building is one of the three pillars of the economy, along with tourism and the administration: "If construction flourished during the past 30 years, the future will be different." February 2008 January 2008 8 8S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 22008 : The Year In Review

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TOURISMSTRONGIN2007In 2007, a record number of tourists visit Saint Barth. The port sees a record number of visits by motor yachts and sailboatsÑ5,589Ñand passengers aboard: 39,364. With 180,413 passengers (arrivals and departures) the airport sees an average year. Things slow down by the end of 2007, a decrease that continues into 2008. SUCCESSFULBARACKOBAMAFUNDRAISINGEVENTBoston lawyer Richard Branson and Lucy Salenger, two big Obama supporters, host a fundraising event at Eddy's restaurant. Close to 60 people, mostly Americans on vacation, attend.FIRSTPRIZEINPAINTINGCOMPETITIONFORMARIE-LAUREPICHONThe association, St B'Art, awards top honors in its 2008 painting competition Marie-Laure Pichon, whose painting is printed on 10,000 pre-stamped envelopes for sale in the local post office. Mar ch 21 TWOMENSAVEDFROMDROWNINGMore fear than harm for two men who almost drown in the bay of Lorient. Two fishermen save the first; a surfer, the second. The men, one age 43, the other 81, ignored warnings posted from March 18-22 for dangerous surf created by a storm 1,500 miles from the West Indies. RAPESUSPECTJAILEDDouble rape: Aman suspected of raping two women in the night of March 29 remains in prison in Guadeloupe. He risks 15 years behind bars if the accusation holds, or even 20 years, since one of the women was 84 years old. NEWSIGNSFORTHEBEACHESSix beautiful ceramic signs made by VŽronique Vander Noot are ordered by the Collectivity to indicate public access to the island's major beaches: Saint Jean Airport, Lorient, Saline, Gouverneur, Shell Beach, and Flamands. Mar ch 30 175,000 DOLLARSFORTHEFEMURThe 2008 St Barth Bucket committee holds a fundraiser for the FEMUR (St Barth Foundation for Emergency Medical Equipment) to help finance state-of-the-art X-ray equipment. Owners of boats in the Bucket show their generosity, pledging $175,000. The 152'Holland Jachtbouw yacht, Windrose, wins the 13th edition of the Bucket. Mar ch 31 NEWTAXESBRINGINALMOSTTWOMILLIONEUROSAlmost two million euros are collected via a new vehicle tax, and an annual business tax: 2,160 businesses pay up for a total of 925,120 euros. The vehicle tax paid by 7,154 owners on twoand four-wheel vehicles raises almost one million euros for the COM.SNSM RESCUESTWOBOATSHigh seas caused by weather conditions in the northern Atlantic are less strong than those over Easter weekend, yet nonetheless the SNSM rescue station in Saint Barth heeds the SOS of two boats in difficulty. April 2008 March 2008 L'Esprit Salines RestaurantDinner Menu Lunch Menu Take AwayTropical Garden come & taste the difference 7 days a weekClose to Salines BeachReservation 0590 52 46 10 lesprit3@wanadoo.fr 1 1 0 0S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 2

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Thursday , Januar y 8, 2009 8pm, Catholic Church, Gustavia, $45Jazz concert, "DoubleWide" John Ellis Jazz Sextet Friday , Januar y 9, 2009 8pm, Catholic Church, Gustavia, $35Duets for piano and clarinet. Saturday , Januar y 10, 2009 8pm, Ajoe, Lorient, $45Jazz concert, "DoubleWide" John Ellis Jazz Sextet. Sunday , Januar y 1 1, 2009 4pm, Anglican Church, Gustavia, FreeThe violinists of Saint Barth Harmony school. T uesday , Januar y 13, 2009 8pm, Catholic Church, Gustavia, $35All Bach program and La Chorale des Bons Choeurs. W ednesday , Januar y 14, 2009 8pm, Catholic Church, Lorient, $45Orchestra concert Thursday , Januar y 15, 2009 8pm Catholic Church, Lorient, $35All Mozart program Friday , Januar y 16, 2009 8pm, Catholic Church, Lorient, $45Opera evening, "Madame Butterfly" by Puccini Sunday , Januar y 18, 2009 8pm Eddy's restaurant, $100 "ALWAYS ATEDDY'S" Benefit Dinner, featuring star performers of the Festival Monday , Januar y 19, 2009 8pm Anglican Church, Gustavia, $35Chamber music with the Miro Quartet Tickets are for sale at the tourist office this year beginning Friday January 2, 9:30 to 12:30am Advance tickets at 10% discount available January 2 thru 7 only. A season pass book is 10% less than individual ticket prices. Tickets are also available at the door to the concert every evening. No reserved seating. 25thAnniversaryJanuar y 8-19, 2009 St Barth Music Festival

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April 2 FORTKARLUNDERLITTORALCONSERVANCYBernard GŽrard, associate director of the Littoral Conservancy, and Magali Cerles, associate Overseas delegate, come to Saint Barth to take assure protection of Fort Karl, in a transfer signed at the end of 2007. SUSPICIOUSFIREAfire on April 7 burns five acres of land in Grand Fond, and the firemen are suspicious. No proof that the fire is criminal but anything is possible as this fire is the seventh to take place in the same area at more or less the same time of day. Fortunately no one was injured. April 1 1 PRESIDENTBRUNOMAGRASGOESUMPThe 19 members of the UMPpolitical party in Saint Barth meet on April 11 and elect Bruno Magras as president of their federation, with 18 in favor. Magras is now president of the COM and the island's UMPparty.April 14 TERRITORIALCOUNCILVOTESFIRSTBUDGETFORTHECOMBy a landslideÑonly one vote against by Beno”t ChauvinÐthe territorial council votes for the 2008 budget, the first for the Collectivity. The budget grows from 32.1 million euros from the last year as a municipality to 45.5 million euros for the new COM: a 41.74% increase. PETITESANTILLESIGUANAINDANGERIguana Delicatissima, a species unique to the Lesser Antilles, is in danger of disappeainge, due to breeding with the Common Iguana, whose genes are more dominant. April 20 TRANSATAG2R: NUMBER9 !The fleet in the ninth edition of the Transat Ag2r sets sail in Concarneau, France. The population pays special attention as the "old man" of the race, 56 year-old Luc PouponÐwith Ronan GuŽrin aboard SolarinoxÑ and the youngest sailor, 22 year-old Miguel DanetÑwith Eric Peron aboard the Concarneau-Saint BarthÑare in the race: the youngsters win the prologue, surprising the other 25 pairs of sailors in the Transat. April 20 FIRSTANNUALBOOKFESTIVALPoets Jean-Pierre SimŽon and Luis Mizon are the special guests at the first annual book festival, which includes the fourth annual book exchange, and a poetry luncheon at Zion Garden. April 29 CHORALEDEBONSCHOEURSINNEWYORKOn April 29, a dream comes true: 22 members of the Chorale de Bons Choeurs go to NYwhere they take part in the closing bell ceremony at the NYStock Exchange before singing on Sunday afternoon at Saint Marks-in-the-Bowery, in concert with the Saint Mark's choir. 1 1 2 2S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 2 RESTAURANTLE GAìAC HïTELLETOINYANSEDETOINYSAINTBARTHƒLEMYTel. : 0590 27 88 88 Email: legaiac@letoiny.com New Years EvePrice per person : 270 eurosAssortment of canapŽsMaine Lobster and foie gras tartare, Lemongrass and star anise flavors, bed of Melissa jellyThin crawfish wafer biscuit, bacon mousse, parsley jusVol-au-vent puff pastry shell filled with monkfish and shrimp fricassee, ginger flavorArugula granitŽYoung partridge, the legserved tempura style, the breast lightly smoked and roasted Like boiled egg, clementine is the yellow part, the white taste rhum, coffee finger breadCandied chestnuts mousse, verveine emulsionNew Year's sweets

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April 30 CLOSINGNIGHTFOR13THANNUALSAINTBARTHFILMFESTIVALSaint Barth's 13th annual festival of Caribbean Cinema closes on April 30 with "Made In Jamaica," a celebration of dance hall and reggae by French director Jerome Laperrousaz. The festival opened on April 25 with Pierre Brouwers'documentary, "Saint BarthŽlemy, la belle et lÔavion," and "Black Mozart In Cuba," by Steve and StŽphanie James. Other highlights include "Ha•ti ChŽrie," "PersŽpolis," and "El Bonaerense" by Pablo Trapero. What else: the first Prix de la Guadeloupe goes to Laurence Rugard for "Techni'Ka," and a film is projected on the beach in Flamands. NEWX-RAYROOMThe X-Ray room at the Hospital de Bruyn is renovated to include new equipment, financed for 154,000 by the FEMUR and 50,000 by the US-based Kovner Foundation. May 5 A SAILORDISAPPEARSAfter a concentrated 48-hour search, Brian Quinn, captain of the motor-yacht, Tribal Attraction, is considered to have disappeared. He jumped into the water near Corossol to catch the yacht's dinghy, which was floating away. He body was never found. ELEVENSWEDESINSTBARTHEleven Swedes from Pitea visit the island, May 4-11, with Thomas Wallsten, president of the Pitea Friends of Saint Barth Association. They stayed with six local families while they learned more about the island and its distant Swedish past. May 13 TRANSATAG2R: TWOLOCALWINNERSLaurent Pellecuer and Jean-Paul Mouren aboard SNEFCliptol Sport win the 9th edition of the Transat AG2R, arriving May 13 after 22 days, 19 hours, 13 minutes, and 55 seconds (average: 6.78 knots). They took the southern route across the Atlantic, as did Solar Inox and Concarneau Saint-Barth, who take second and third place, with huge crowds applauding our local sailors: Lucky Poupon, a Saint-Barth by adoption (with Ronan GuŽrin aboard Solar Inox) and native son, Miguel Danet (with Eric PŽron aboard Concarneau-Saint-Barth). 7THANNUALTHEATREFESTIVALSRO Standing-room-only May 16-25, with more than 1,500 spectators at the 7th edition of the local theatre festival, which keeps getting more popular. Its highlight: the second night of humorist Sophia Aram's one-woman show "Lead In Her Head." Performances take place at the Capitainerie and the newly renovated, air-conditioned "theatre" in the Catholic Church hall. June 4 CHRISTIANLƒDƒENAMEDTOECONOMICANDSOCIALCOUNCILChristian LŽdŽe, principal of the junior high, is named to represent Saint Barth on the French Economic and Social Council in Paris. June 7 MICHéLEALLIOTMARIEINSTBARTHNumber three in the French government, Michle Alliot Marie, spends two hours in St Barth and confirms the commitment of Paris to of the Overseas Collectivities, which celebrate their first anniversary on July 15, 2008. June 2008 May 2008 1 1 4 4S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 2

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FLOWERS OFSAINTBARTHƒLEMYWhat a huge undertaking: the new 228-page book, Flowers of Saint BarthŽlemy, by Michel Magras, science teacher at Mireille Choisy Junior High, covers 280 species of plants that comprise part of the flora of the island. The 1,000 photos are from the author's personal archives. SUMMERTIMEANDTHELIVINGISEASYNEWEVANGELICALCHURCHReverend Charles Vere Nicholl of the Anglican Church and Bruno Magras, as well as representatives of the Evangelical community, join Pastor Iris Romney for the opening of the island's new church in Gustavia. September 2 1,214 STUDENTSGOBACKTOSCHOOLSeptember 2 thru 4 marks the annual return to the classroom. This year there are 27 students in a newly established 10th grade class, and students in nursery and elementary school no longer have classes on Wednesdays. ROTARYAIDFORHAITIChristiane GrŽaux, president of Saint Barth's Rotary Club, gives a check for 3,500? to RenŽ-Jean Duret, of the Saint Martin Lions Club, to help Haitian victims of hurricanes Fay, Gustav, Hanna, and Ike. The 3,500? paid for five Shelterbox tents. September 21 SENATORMICHELMAGRASElected as Saint Barth's first senator, 54 year-old Michel Magras goes directly to Paris to represent the island in France's National Assembly, as a bi-partisan member of the UMPparty. September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 St Barth Weekly n¡16215

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1 1 6 6S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 2September 29 FATHERNUMAGOESBACKTOGUADELOUPEAs a surprise to the priest as well as the Catholic community, Sylvre Numa leaves Saint Barth, and is replaced by Father Eugne Kaze from Haiti.October 9 A PETITIONTOMARKTHEENDOFSLAVERYINSAINTBARTHRichard LŽdŽe launches the site www.c-l-a-s-h.info, on which he has posted a petition to the French government to mark October 9 as the official day for the abolition of slavery on the island. OMARCAUSESTWOMILLIONEUROSOFDAMAGENot the winds with gusts up to 130-140 mph or the rainÑ just under two inchesÑbrought by category 3 hurricane Omar, but high seas and crashing waves that damage the fish market, the ferry terminal, and the wooden walkway along the dock in Gustavia. Water fills the streets on the far side of the harbor and at least five boats sink during the storm. Sand washes away from Shell Beach, Corossol, and Colombier. When the damage reaches two million euros, president Bruno Magras finally asks that Saint Barth be considered a natural disaster zone. October 16 NEWCONDƒNASTTRAVELERAWARDSAnne Dentel, president of the hotel association, goes to New York to pick up CondŽ Nast Traveler Awards for Saint Barth, voted third most popular destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic zone for the second year in a row. Three hotels are also honored: the Isle de France as top hotel in the zone, with Eden Rock and Le Toiny tied for second place.November 1 1 90THANNIVERSARYOFWWI ARMISTICEYves GrŽaux, the island's top VP, leads the November 11 celebration of the 90th anniversary of the end of WWII. Also honored is Harry Grodberg (father of island resident David Grodberg) who was one of the two million Americans who fought in that war. November 1 SECURITYSCREENINGSATAIRPORTPassengers and carry-on bags are now screened at the airport in Saint Jean, with agents on duty seven days a week. November 12 ALAINMAGRAS, CEM PRESIDENTThe first meeting of the island's Multi-Professional Economic Chamber, which was elected on November 8, is held on November 12. Alan Magras is elected president. November 16 SAINTBARTH SWEDENSwedish Week is a success, from the November 16 Pitea Day celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the twin cities of Saint Barth and Pitea, Sweden and the 130th anniversary of the retrocession of St Barth to France to the June Quintet Concert on November 23 at the Anglican Church November 2008 October 2008

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Live Music Through January 4 Evan Goodrow Band Quartet, from 9pm, Bete A Z'ailes, Gustavia Saturday , December 27 DJ Max, from 7pm, Caviar Island, Gustavia Sunday , December 28 Paulo Coelho, from 7pm, Caviar Island, Gustavia PapaGuyo & Tanya, 1pm, Do Brazil, Gustavia Sunset Party at 4pm mixed by Patris Gero, Do Brazil, Gustavia Monday , December 29 DJ Max, from 7pm, Caviar Island, Gustavia T uesday , December 30 Paulo Coelho, from 7pm, Caviar Island, Gustavia W ednesday , December 31 New Year's Eve party with DJ, Caviar Island, Gustavia Thursday , January 1 DJ Max, from 7pm, Caviar Island, Gustavia Friday , January 2 Live Music with PapaGuyo, Beni & Annie, Caviar Island, Gustavia Saturday , January 3 DJ Max, from 7pm, Caviar Island, GustaviaLet's PartyNew suggestions every nights & Fashion show at le Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou Fashion show & DJ every lunch and dinner, at la Plage; St Jean Friday , December 26 Guest star Tanya Michelle, The Diva of the House, from 11pm, The Strand Supper Club (Casa Nikki), Gustavia Saturday , December 27 Saturday Night Fever, The Strand, Supper Club, Gustavia Sunday , December 28 Sunday Beach Party mixed by Yo-One Sutterfrom, from 1pm, La Plage, St Jean -Djoul from St Barth at The Strand Supper Club, (Casa Nikki), Gustavia Monday December 29 "Shut Up Chouchou Girly Party" mixed by Yo-One Sutterfrom, dinner, La Plage, St Jean W ednesday , December 31 From 8pm: Music, dancing, and bar organized by the association, Rhum & Ginger," on Quai GŽnŽral de Gaulle, Gustavia Midnight: Fireworks "Addicted 2 Paradise," a new year, for a new earth, mixed by Matthieu Lagarde, Apris (OMS); La Plage, St Jean -Bling Bling (R&B Deluxe) Old Skol meet the future at the Strand Supper Club, (Casa Nikki), Gustavia Thursday , January 1 : "Chill out" lunch at La Plage, St Jean Overkitch 70-80-90 (complimentary Champagne for ladies till 1pm) at the Strand Supper Club, (Casa Nikki), Gustavia Friday , January 2: "St Barth Has Gone Hollywood," La Plage, St Jean Happy Birthday Xavier, DJ Konka, Barcelone, DJ Melissa Barfield NYC, the Strand Supper Club, (Casa Nikki), Gustavia Saturday , January , 3 Saturday Night Fever at The Strand, Supper Club, Gustavia Sunday , January , 5 From 7pm, Poetry Slam by Daniel Jackson. "B the DJ" evening (Bring your iPod), La Plage, St Jean -Djoul from St Barth at The Strand Supper Club, (Casa Nikki), GustaviaNight Club Every night Yacht Club, Gustavia Bubbles Club, Gustavia T o W ednesday to Sunday The Strand Supper club Friday and Saturday Hot Spot CafŽ, LurinFashion Show Every T uesday 6:30pm: Fashion show by the pool, from the boutique at the Isle de France, Flamands 9:30 pm, Fashion Show Ti St Barth, Pointe Milou 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 Fashion show at le Ti St Barth, Pointe MilouExhibitions"Profane and Sacred" at to b. art gallery, Gustavia, featuring works of Dominique Rousserie and Antonio Riello and "Vital Forces" at the Anglican Church, Gustavia, with paintings by Raimundo Figueroa. Through February 15, 2009 "Picasso X-Ray" by Xavier Lucchesi. Photos and video, TomBeachArtStudio, St Jean Through January 3, 2009 Sales of original designs by Raimundo Figueroa: Los Caprichos, Anglican Church and Linde Galerie, Gustavia Through January 2, 2009 -"Human Footprint: The Impact" by Jeffery Dread, Carole G Art Gallery Gustavia (next to La Marine). Through January 1, 2009 -Lionel Biguglia, mixed techniques, gallery Porta 34, Gustavia, from 10am-1pm and 5-9pm From December 27 : Exhibit of Polaroidsby Andy Warhol, Clic Art Gallery, Gustavia From December 30 : group show by three artists entitled "Island My Island." Works inspired by or produced in Saint Barth during artists' residencies: nine designs by Donald Baechler, four paintings by Will Cotton, and works by Andrew Radcliffe. Eden Rock Gallery, St Jean From January 4 : StŽphane Cipre, TomBeachArtStudio, La Plage, St Jean Permanent exhibits • New: Jean-Pierre Ballagny, Antoine Heckley, Alain Buisson, Alain Photo Gallery, St Jean • Sculptures by Timothy Holmes, Comptoir du Cigare, Gustavia • Paintings by Suzanne MacNally, Les Artisans, Gustavia • Acrylic paintings at Sandra's Art Gallery, Gustavia. • Alain le Chatelier, Les Artisans, Gustavia • Rose Murray, Comptoir du Cigare, Gustavia • Jewelry and sculpture by Dave Stevenson, Les Artisans, Gustavia • Group show, Piaf and Christine Vannier, Pipiri Palace, Gustavia Art Galleries To-b.art galerie Sandra's Art Gallery Pipiri Boutique, art gallery Spindler, art Gallery Permanent exhibits Pompi, Petit Cul de Sac Didier Spidler, Gustavia Hannah Moser, Cul de SacT 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 ? ? 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2 2 0 0S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 2JENNYSTENING'SBOOKONSALEJenny Stening signs copies of "Gustavia," her architectural history of colonial Gustavia in the days when the Swedish flag flew on the island. The book is published in French, English, and Swedish. November 27 ANTI-POLLUTIONEXERCISELike a scene from a movie, an oil tanker collides with a cargo ship and one of the fuel tanks explodes. But it was nothing more than the first anti-pollution operation in the area, intended to test the French Polmar plan put into effect in 2003 to fight pollution at sea. November 29 TWOBOATSCOLLIDETwo motorboats collide near Forchue at sunset (this time for real). One of the boats sinks and a few of the people aboard are slightly injured. This accident could have been much worse: proceed with care!December 2 ISSAINTBARTHEXONERATEDFROMSOCIALSECURITYCHARGES? Senator Michel Magras'amendment is adopted unanimously on December 2, asking that Saint Barth once again be included in the territories exonerated from certain social security charges paid by employers. This had been the case since 2003 but a new law excluded the COM from the list. December 2-3 BIGDRUGBUSTTwo people are arrested during a drug bust that took place December 2 & 3. They are considered the kingpins in the drug traffic that brought many kilos of cocaine to the island in the past six months. December 4 WIMCOMARKS25 YEARSWimco, Sibarth's agent in Newport since 1983, marks its 25 anniversary, and the publication of its Vendome Guide, with a party at the Sereno hotel. December 1 1 SUPPLEMENTALBUDGETVOTEDINWith only one abstention, the 2008 supplemental budget is voted in, based on a revision of income, which has been intentionally under-estimated when the Collectivity's first budget was adopted. The surplus will finance 613,971 euros of operations and 8.5 million euros in new projects. December 15 GASOLINEDOWN TO1.06 CENTSPERLITERFrom 1.37 cents (euro) per liter in late November, lead-free gas prices to 1.06 cents based on the decrease in the price of oil. AChristmas present based on governmental support of a true adjustment in the prices: The debate continuesÉ. December 16 LAGASSƒCLASSICTRANSAT: PENDUICKVI ARRIVESFIRST; STIRENWINSTHERACESaint Barth's SNSM rescue boat heads out to meet Pen Duick VI, the first boat to arrive in Saint Barth for the first edition of the transatlantic LagassŽ race for classic sailboats. Pen Duick VI, the late French sailor Eric Tabarly's celebrated boat, crosses the finish line at 9:27am, in the second leg of the race, from Agadir to Gustavia. Sixteen additional boats arrive by December 23, when Stiren, a 1959 wooden yawl, is announced the winner of the two-part race, which set sail last August from Douarnenez, France to Agadir, then again on November 28 from Agadir to Saint Barth. December 2008

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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 S S t tB B a a r r t t h h W W e e e e k k l l y y n n ¡ ¡ 1 1 6 6 2 22 2 1 11. Valentine de Badereau during the opening reception for artist Xavier Lucchesi at TomBeachArtStudio, La Plage, St Jean 2. The Davidsons, The Grodbergs, The Nimbergs, and Ellen LampertGrŽaux seen at Le Regal! 3. This self-portrait of Lionel Biguglia is one of the superb works by this contemporary artist currently on exhibit at Gallery Porta 34 4. The "dream team" of The House, right before the cocktail party last Friday evening to launch their new Boudoir 5. Jacquie GrŽaux at the launch party for Batiste Rhum at La Plage on December 20, 2008 6 & 7. Santa Claus arrived by boat at La Plage, on the beach in St Jean on Thursday, December 25 to the delight of all the kids 1 2 3 5 4 6 7

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