Title: St Barth weekly
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00095773/00114
 Material Information
Title: St Barth weekly
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: April 17, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00095773
Volume ID: VID00114
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.


This item has the following downloads:

00004-17-2009 ( PDF )

Full Text

I Tw~


The Adventures of Monbarsgold,

A New Children's Book

A bold, ambitious project created by Ines
Bouchaut Choisy, "The Adventures of Mond-
barsgold" is a concept inspired by the world of
Disney, with its combination of children's
books, animated films, books on tape, and a
myriad of related products. Her ambition is to
recreate the history of Saint Barthelemy,
"because a people without a history is a peo-
ple without a soul, and it is necessary to ques-
tion the past in order to understand the present
and the future, but also to make the residents
of the island aware of the morals and values
inherited from the past that continue to create
the worldwide reputation of the island,"
explains the creator of the project.
Financed privately, the project became a rea-
lity last week when the first in a twelve-
volume set of books went on sale. In addition,
a Carnival-style parade featuring the charac-
ters from the book will take place at 3:30pm
on Saturday, April 18 in the streets of Gustavia
(see inset).
"Corossol: Land of love and sharing"* is the
To make the characters in her book seem
more real in the imagination of her
young readers, and to create a "buzz,"
Ines Bouchaut Choisy has organized a
costume parade with the characters
from "The Adventures of Monbarsgold."
With costumes created especially for the
occasion by Laura Beal and Audrey
Couture, this parade takes place on
Saturday, April 18 at 3:30pm in Gusta-
via, along the Rue de la Republique. It
will conclude on the Quai du G6enral de
Gaulle, with various activities for chil-
dren-fishing, make-up, clowns, and
gifts-and the author on hand to sign
copies of her book.

title of the first episode in this historic saga,
which takes place in the Saint Barth of the
18th century during the time when Daniel
Monbars (called Monbarsgold in the book), a
cruel pirate known as "The Exterminator,"
came to the island to bury his treasure. At the
same time, the island is menaced with the
disappearance of all its water if the heart of
Saint Barth, which holds the secret of the
island, is not found.
This saga for children invites them to join in
this quest, with each episode bringing to life a
different neighborhood on the island, plus a
special supplement about Saint Barth in the
Swedish era.
Pascal Louis is credited with the creation of
the characters, and Chet Spiewak of CWS
Studios, a specialist in 3D animations, illustra-
ted the books.
*The first episode is available in French (with
Saint Barth patois) as well as English. A Swe-
dish version will be availablefor the second
annual Swedish week next November

New System

For Doctors

On Call
Of as April 2, there is a new
telephone number to reach
the doctor-on-call: you must
dial 0590 90 13 13, or sim-
ply dial 15, in order to get
medical assistance outside
of regular office hours. This
corresponds to a change in
the doctor-on-call system-
currently covered by four
doctors on the island. As of
now, the system will be
managed through a rotating
group of doctors in Guade-
loupe, and the calls go to the
SAMU (medical emergency
service) call center (15) after
midnight. This solution has
two advantages: first, these
doctors are dedicated exclu-
sively to this task, and are
qualified to answer medical
questions that worried
patients might ask, then
"dispatch" them to the cor-
rect medical facility: a hos-
pital for emergencies, or the
doctor-on-call when appro-
priate. Second advantage:
This service does not just
provide medical advice-it
also controls medical assis-
tance, from putting patients
in touch with the doctor-on-
call or sending an ambu-
lance or emergency medical
service (Smur). Its also
insures that the entire
process is handled smoothly.


Exclusive collection
of Swedish design,
heritage and origin

unique inspired timeless

Les Amandiers, Route Saline, St Jean
SPhone 0590-291440
Mon-Sat 9:30-13 and 14:30-19


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 !

Special Events
I Saturday, April 18
A costume parade with
the characters from "The
Adventures of
This parade takes place on
Saturday, April 18 at
3:30pm in Gustavia, along
the Rue de la R6publique. It
will conclude on the Quai du
G6n6ral de Gaulle, with var-
ious activities for children-
fishing, make-up, clowns,
and gifts-and the author
on hand to sign copies of her

Live Music
I Through April 18
Nadine Lafont Duo,
from 9pm to midnight,
Bet'A Z'ailes, Gustavia
) April 20 May 9
Akies Trio, from 9pm
to midnight, Bet'A Z'ailes,
SFriday April 17
- PapaGuyo & Kamille from
Karmina, LIVE California
Pop Rock 8pm at La
Mandala, Gustavia
I Saturday April 18
- Live music with DJ Patris
Gero, La Mandala, Gustavia
- PapaGuyo & Kamille from
Karmina, LIVE California
Pop Rock 8pm at La Caviar
Island, Gustavia
SSunday April 19
- PapaGuyo & Kamille from
Karmina, LIVE California
Pop Rock from 1pm at D6
Brazil, Gustavia
- Ibiza Sunset Cocktail by
Patris Gero from 4pm
at D6 Brazil, Gustavia
I Tuesday April 21
- PapaGuyo & Kamille from
Karmina, LIVE California
Pop Rock 8pm at Isola,
I Wednesday April 22
- PapaGuyo & Kamille from
Karmina, LIVE California
Pop Rock 8pm at La
Mandala, Gustavia
I Thursday April 23
- PapaGuyo & Kamille from

Karmina, LIVE California
Pop Rock 7pm at La Banane,
I Friday April 24
- PapaGuyo & Kamille from
Karmina, LIVE California
Pop Rock 8pm at La
Mandala, Gustavia
I Saturday April 25
- PapaGuyo & Kamille from
Karmina, LIVE California
Pop Rock 8pm at Le Cesar,

Night Club
-Yacht Club, Gustavia
-Eleven 12, Gustavia
-The Strand Supper club
-Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin

Let's Party
-New suggestions every
nights: Fashion show & dance
show at le Ti St Barth, Pointe
I Friday April 17
- Roots Brothers, concert &
Reggae DJ with DJ Mike at
Hot Spot Caf6, Lurin
I Saturday April 18
- Starlight Night with DJ
Outkast at Hot Spot Caf6,
- Saturday Night Fever at
The Strand, Supper Club
- Love Music for a lovely
night at Yacht Club, Gustavia
) Sunday April 19
- Djoul from St Barth at The
Strand Supper Club
I Monday April 20
- Disco Night avec Fabien
Kouffach, at Yacht Club,
) Wednesday April 22
- Bling Bling (R&B Deluxe)
Old Skol meet the future at
the Strand Supper Club
- Bad girls with DJ Piro at
Eleven 12, Gustavia
) Thursday April 23
- Overkitch 70-80-90 at
the Strand Supper Club
- Latino rhythm with DJ
Nando at Hot Spot Caf6

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 &
Dance Show at Ti St Barth, I
-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
- 1:00pm Fashion show at Le
Tamarin, Saline

I Through April 19
Steven Guermeur, paints... at
to b.art Gallery, Gustavia
- The Exhibition of Malaika
Sweig, The Giant Squid,
Drawings, The video of
Laeticia Bourget, eternel
retour, and Dustry White, the
red light series project at

Until April 19, 2009
Steven Guermeur
"Bonheur oblige"
Steven Guermeur plays
with images of our society,
using them to show us the
excesses, the deceptions,
and false truths. He dis-
turbs deeply based beliefs
and tries, via each of his
works, to instill doubt.
at to b..art gallery,
I Permanent exhibits
* Works by Cyrille Margarit
at Nikki Beach, St Jean
* Paintings by Suzanne Mac
Nally, Les Artisans, Gustavia
* Photography by Wolfgang
Ludes, at Clic Bookstore and
Gallery, Gustavia.
* Alain le Chatelier, Les
Artisans, Gustavia
* Acrylic paintings at
Sandra's Art Gallery,


Michel and his staff are
happy to welcome you to their
pool-side restaurant for lunch & dinner.
Lobsters Fresh From The Tank
100 g for 6 euros

H6tel Baie des Anges Flamands 0590 27 63 61

St Barth Weeldy n0176

Will Newsnaners Exist In 20 Years?

U I j


Senator Michel Magras with a CM1 class from the Ecole Sainte-Marie in Colombier and CM2 from Gustavia.

The 20th edition of "Press
Week In The Schools" took
place from March 23-28.
The goal of this week: to
teach students about the
role of media. As part of
the project, the newspaper
for children, Mon Quotidi-
en, and the French Senate
organized a national com-
petition for the best class

newspaper; the winners
will go to the Senate to
accept their prize. The idea
behind the competition is
simple: each competing
class is invited to create its
own newspaper about cur-
rent events using a blank
template from Mon Quoti-
dien, with a different theme
each year. The theme for

2009: "Will you still read
the news printed on paper
in 20 years?"
Encouraged by Senator
Michel Magras, four class-
es on the island participat-
ed in this competition for
the first time. For all of the
students, the exercise con-
sisted primarily of formu-
lating an argument "for or

against the existence of
printed newspapers in 20
years," conducting an inter-
view with one of their fel-
low students who wanted
to be the editor-in-chief,
and interviewing local sen-
ator Michel Magras, who
supported the project

Larry O'Donnell has
been named the new r'
president of SBIPO, ,V -
Saint Barth International
Property Owners Associ- "
ation, which was found-
ed two years ago under
the impetus of David
Graham and other home
owners on the island.
O'Donnell, who has a February, and March, and
home in Pointe Milou, is the second Thursday in
the third president of the April, with guest speakers
association's board of such as Bruno Magras, and
directors, following Jeet Philippe Hochart, who
Singh and Deborah Bros- recently addressed the
nan in the position. "Our group on advances in alter-
goals are to try and unite native energy. The other
the international home officers of the SBIPO
owners, especially in terms board include: Marty Lon-
of communication, as well don, vice-president,
as do something beneficial Suzanne Jackson, secre-
for the island," says tary, and Libby Troyer,
O'Donnell. The group treasurer, while Lee Kirch
meets four time a year: the and Bill Cowie are also
third Thursday of January, board members.
4 St Barth Weely n176

r I

David VanderNoot Gets Real Estate Recognition

Saint Barth-based real estate age
David VanderNoot, director of
REMAX Island Properti
St.Barths agency in Gustavia,
been recognized as a member
the REMAX 100% Club, a gro
considered the "creme de
creme" of international real est
agents. REMAX, a US-based co
pany, is the largest real estate n
work in the world, with 70
offices in 72 different country
"We opened the franchise in Sa
Barth in 2006," says VanderNo
pointing out that there are 65 RE
offices with over 300 sales ag
the Caribbean and Central Ai
region alone, including St. N
Anguilla, Saba, and Sint Ma
where VanderNoot's colleagues
Jagtiani, Michael Deher, and A
Marini were also inducted in
100% club in 2009.
"We are one of the very few ii

From REMAX International
lnt, ag
the fro
es- in;
has sal
of ren
up Ca
la noe
ate Ve
m- t the
Let- ( St.
00 "T
es. du
aint ty
ot, Barth that have access to a large inter- all
IMAX national network," says VanderNoot, invest
cents in who notes that this REMAX franchise nally f
erica is his first venture into the world of island
Sartin, real estate. He took management and his wi
.rteen, training courses to immerse himself in is still
s Arun the business, and now runs a success- offers
ugusto ful agency with two full-time staff proper
to the members and three sales agents. The stable.
newest of these agents is the just-hired people
n Saint Pierre Fassy, a 34 year-old real-estate of this

ent from France, who has moved
m his native Paris to settle down
Saint Barth. The agency handles
es transactions as REMAX, and
Itals under the banner of Gecko
raibes SARL- the name is a
d to David's wife, talented artist
ronique VanderNoot, who runs
Blue Gecko pottery studio in
hough sales have slowed down
Sto the global recession, proper-
in Saint Barth is still internation-
y regarded as a good, safe
nent," says VanderNoot. Origi-
'rom Montreal, he moved to the
14 years ago from Belgium with
fe and two children. "Saint Barth
1 just eight square miles and
an incredible quality of life, so
ty prices have remained fairly
," he says. "There are a lot of
who dream of owning a piece
paradise on earth."

The Organizing Committee of
the St Barth Bucket Bucket RE ,,, , 1, 1n / like
to thank the island ofSt Barth and its population for
helping to make the event a great success in all respect!
In large measure, it is the wonderful 'joie de vivre
of the St Barth population that creates the fun and
friendly spirit of the Bucket R, i,, I'
With a special thanks to:
The Collectivity of St Barth and Bruno Magras, Michel
Magras and Sophie Olivaud; The Port of Gustavia and Bruno
Greaux, Ernest Brin, Jacques Greaux and all the staff; The
SNSM safety boat, Nunu and the crew; The Gendarmerie
who also has opened the fort to the public for viewing the
start and finish; The Police department, Fireman and Hospi-
tal for their special attention during the event; The Tourist
Office; The local press and photographers; Jimmy Buffet for
the beer for the crew; The numerous volunteers who have
helped organize and manage the Regatta; All businesses and
artisans who have worked for the Bucket and contributed to
this great outcome; And of course all the other persons who
have contributed, directly or indirectly, to the success of the
2009 St Barth Bucket Regatta

1%41 DINR4Il R ',IU %IRANT

K- pJ ;

St Barth Weekly n0176

* At your services

o www. s-catering.com
A high quality catering
service, specialist on dinner.
- A delicate and French
West indies "cuisine".
Exceptional and originalproducl

from import.
Parties, events and
Wedding organisation.
Til. : 0690 310o 249
Experts in Fine & R re wines
A Wine shop In Grand Fond
A Large selection offine &
Rare Wines..
Order online before your arriving
A Free Drop offservice
of your wines to your villa or yacht.
Private tasting parties
arranged in the privacy of
your villa or aboard your yacht.
TOl. : o690 3ro 249



GUSTAVIA 0590 27 78 62

cerCilled Mo rsem-
North Thailand

r7-ha; F rof o,,/
46C;a, -S (/ffnre)on
/ V'- a Home Service

Yoga Aquaclass Pilates Fitness
by International Certified Coach
06 90 64 95 61
/ra AT
e d ltTHE 7 7

Massages Energetic Massage Deep Tissue
Body Care by pro essionnal

* Puzzle at www.sudokustar.fr
There's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but
nothing has to add up to anything else. You solve the
puzzle with reasoning and logic. It's fun. It's challenging.
It's addictive!"Fill in the grid so that every row, every
column, and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1 through
9."That's all there is to it. (Solution page 23)
9 7
3 7 6
1 6 2 9
3 1 7
8 9
4 6 3
2 7 5 8
4 3 2
9 6

U Classified ads

For sale: 1,000 square
meters of land with building
permit for a villa with swim-
ming pool. Private inquiries
only, no brokers.

Mature couple looking tor
one year rental, 1-2 bedroom
furnished Villa/ apartment
anywhere on hillside. St
Jean, Lorient, Gustavia pre-
ferred retiring to St Barts,
know island and everyone
well. Need year, maybe two.
Ron at drfederici@aol.com
or US 703-963-8861

Real Estate
Villa for Sale: Jlamands 3
BR, 2.5 Bath spectacular
views from 2 large terraces-
walk to beach. Flawlessley
maintained, beautifully dec-
orated, rented weekly.
$1,950,000 USD -

For sale, this 3 bedroom villa
is set on the hillside of Anse
des Cayes with wonderful
views. It is a perfect invest-
ment opportunity to either
renovate or construct a new
villa as it is sold with a per-
mit for a 3 bedroom resi-
dence and a caretaker/ guest
house; St. Barth Properties

Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05
For sale, a 3 bedroom house
under construction that is
situated on the tranquil hill-
side of Petit Cul de Sac and
offers pastoral views. Good
St. Barth Properties
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05
For sale, several commercial
leases very well situated in
Gustavia and St Jean. Each
receives excellent exposure
and offers a great opportu-
nity for a new business ven-
ture; St. Barth Properties
Sotheby's International
Realty: 0590 29 75 05
Enhance your knowledge of
French while enjoying your
stay in Saint-Barth. Lyne, a
French biographer and jour-
nalist, will help you master
French. Lyne at 05 90 29 38
11 or 06 90 53 17 23.

Looking for...
... Housekeeper
Rental villa in Colombier.
Rented most weeks high and
low season. Must be able to
speak English and have a
back-up person available..
Contact Lousie @

Solution E L e 8 E19 6 L s
Check the solutions z L 6 c !IS 8 r 9
to the Sudoku page 14 8 s 9 z 6 !r C E
C 8 Z L 6 9 L V
9 6 C V 1S 'S 98
ZL L 9 9 P Z 6
6- 8 5 1,t Z'L 9 r
V 9 S I 8[ L Z 6 C
L Z L 6 91 8 V 1

St Barth W\ LY
Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278
Ph. : Fax:
e-mail: stbarthweekly@wanadoo.fr www.stbarthweekly.com
Director & layout : Avigael Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation : Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe: Rosemond Greaux
Impression : Daily Herald

Specid Ev

Theme Pa



VIP Assist



rtles h




Destination Management Services
The company that started the professional
organization and events planning business...
the company that continues to set the standard.

Phola cl0590 29 849M
Phone fmthe US 01159959029 85M
mww.deHitlan-aueP .u d....aLkenut

GLJSt,Vla Harbor, St Biithelemy
0590 29 75 05

m .

We don't just sell properties...

a -


- . 7

we create lifestyles!
www r-0orstbortsh on

University of Florida Home Page
© 2004 - 2010 University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
All rights reserved.

Acceptable Use, Copyright, and Disclaimer Statement
Last updated October 10, 2010 - - mvs