Title: St Barth weekly
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Title: St Barth weekly
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: August 10, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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Volume ID: VID00117
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Local News
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Summer Construction Projects
When summer comes and the tourists go, it's time for construction to begin. The Journal de Saint Barth met with Sophie
Olivaud, director ofthe island's technical services office, for an update on projects underway and those to start shortly.

The transfer of the equestrian center
(aka The Ranch) from Flamands to
Lurin should happen soon, when
work has been completed on land that
belongs to the Collectivity, and was
previously used to collect slag from
the incinerator and large pieces of
wood. After the land was cleared,
new dirt was placed on the area
reserved for the horse rings. Twenty
stalls are also under construction, and
the stables should be ready by late

Placed in the center of Gustavia since
it was first built, the island's War
Memorial has finally settled into its
new home near the Hotel de la Collec-
tivity, after a quick round trip earlier
this summer. During its June 12 meet-
ing, the territorial council decided to
moved the site of the monument for
two reasons: its original location on a
main street caused traffic problems
every time there was an official cere-
mony (such as Veteran's Day), and to
bring it closer to the Hotel de la Col-
lectivity, where a cocktail reception
and speeches take place following the
ceremonies. A small garden will be
planted around the monument.

Double project in Vitet
The electric service is being reinforced

due to continual power surges and
brownouts in the upper part of the
neighborhood, while in the lower are,
near the bridge, the road and retaining
wall are being repaired and the road
will be made wider at certain points.
At the same time, water pipes are
being updates and cable trays are
going in for future electric and tele-
phone wires underground.

Grand Fond: To be
completed by October

A huge project is underway in Grand
Fond, with new water pipes being put
in, as well as planning for under-
ground electric and telephone wires
before the new road is put in. The
stone walls along the road are also
being repaired or replaces and a side-
walk will be installed as well.

City Water in Gouverneur
In Gouverneur, the residents are happy
to finally have city water, with new
pipes running under the road, which
has been repaved as well, all the way
to the beach.

Road Repairs in St-Jean
The road leading to two hotels and
many private houses on the hillside in
St Jean has been in bad condition for
a long time and is finally being
repaved and readied for underground
electric and telephone wires. But it's
not an easy task: the road is narrow
with a lot of traffic and construction
projects, not to mention that the road
must be finished before the start of
the tourist season.

The wooden boardwalk along the
dock in Gustavia washed away with
hurricane Omar last fall, and is being
replaced by a walkway in concrete.
The dock also offers spaces for 40
small boats to tie up. The new con-
struction will also provide a new
dinghy dock and a berth for the
SNSM (rescue at sea) boat. Cost of
this project: 2,381,000 Euros
financed by the European Federation
for 1 million, the French government
for 500,000 Euros, St Barth for
831,000 Euros and the parliamentary
reserve for the remaining 50,000. The
work must be completed by the end
of November!

Starting this week, the Collectivity
will repair the clock tower at the
Catholic Church in Lorient.


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Urban Planning

Proposed Map On View

Through September 15

A larger crowd than usual attend-
ed the last meeting of the territo-
rial council, as the order of the
day was a new urban planning
map for the island. Quite a few
land owners, real estate agents,
and other players in the real
estate business filled the hall to
hear the politicians debate the
map, which was presented in two
parts: a zoning plan (the map
itself) and the rules concerning
construction, also divided into
two parts: the first dealing with
rules applicable in a so-called
"green" zone, and those covering
the zones considered "urban-
ized." Yet the goal of the meeting
was not to ratify the map, but to
define a process by which it
would be adopted: something
which president Bruno Magras
thinks could happen this fall,
after a consultation period
through September 15, when the
document is available for view-
ing by the public at the Hotel de
la Collectivity in Gustavia, and if
necessary changes have been
made. The map can also be seen
online at
tent/uploads/2009/07/point- -
carte.pdf (1)

In opening the debate, Magras
pointed out that the map will cer-
tainly engender some unhappy

people: those whose demands to
open new zones for building have
been denied. "Unfortunately the
collective interest is never the
sum of the individual interests.
And it is certainly the collective
interest we have to defend," he
said, pointing out that this docu-
ment was not set in stone and
could be modified in the future.

In addition to the debate on the
map and related rules and regula-
tions, the president also evoked
several different issues concern-
ing planning in St Barth. He
started with two potential hotel
projects: One in Toiny for which
a request to declassify the zone
has already been made; and one
in Saline, for which no steps have
been taken. Magras had already
mentioned this subject on a prior
occasion, and noted that the
council will deliberate during
their next meeting. Another sen-
sitive subject he brought up is the
"affair concerning the land in
Public," a project in the Collec-
tivity would purchase a large par-
cel of land at the current market
price; and which has been con-
tested in court. The president
stated: "If the judgment does not
allow the sale of the land in Pub-
lic on the grounds that the price is
too high, in the future we might
have to resort to expropriation."

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6-9 november 2009



The Select, the oldest bar on the island, will
celebrate its 60th anniversary with three
days of festivities and special activities the
first weekend in November 2009.
The schedule for the events of November 6-
9, 2009 is as follows:

J Friday. November 6. 2009
) 11:00am to 1:00pm: Gunslingers Steel
I 11:00am to 12:00pm: Complementary
appetizers and happy hour
I 5:00pm: Chorale du bon Choeur, choir
I 6:00pm: Speech by Marius
by a cocktail reception
I 8:00pm: "Math's Connection" and "The
Tremendous Johnsons"

O Saturday, November 7, 2009
I 11:00am to 1:00pm: Gunslingers Steel
I 11:00am to 12:00pm: Complementary
appetizers and happy hour
I 6:00pm: Gunslingers Steel Band (Quai du
G6n6ral de Gaulle)
I 8:00pm: Jimmy Buffet in concert (Quai
du G6n6ral de Gaulle)
I 10:00pm: New Generation, live music at
Le Select

O Sunday, November 8, 2009
I 11:00 am 1:00 pm: Gunslingers in
I 11:00 am -12:00 am: Complementary
appetizers and happy hour
I 4:00pm: Film Screening: "The Friends
Of Marius" + DVD Sweden, St Barth at
the Capitainerie (upstairs at Port Office)
For the benefit of the Marius Stakelbor-
ough Foundation
I 6:00pm -7:00pm: Gunslingers concert
I 8:00pm: Fireworks, closing party with
dancing and live musical performance by
the local band "Les Romantiques" at the

O Monday. November 9. 2009
Marius invites you to discover
the Back Street Gallery, Rue P6re Dugon,

Ouality of Swimming Water In 2008

Saint Barth Almost Always In The Blue

In looking at the annual report conduct-
ed every year by the health department
in Guadeloupe on the quality of swim-
ming water, the waters of Saint Barth are
good. Made available to the public in
mid-June and posted on the website
http://baignades.sante.gouv.fr, this report
indicates that all but one, or 12 of the 13
samples of water taken every month
since October, were once again Blue or
A level, which means the water tested
was of good quality. Only the water
from Corossol was Green, or category B
(as it was in 2007), which corresponds
to an average quality, but still meets
European standards. Since November
2008, the quality of the water has
improved, and tested exclusively Blue.
Since 2001, the number of parameters
used in this analysis has increased con-
siderably and include microbiologic
tests (looking for such germs as fecal

streptococci or coliforms), as well tests
for chemicals (pollution).
In Saint Martin, out of 14 swimming
sites that were tested, 12 were Blue (or
A), with one-Grandes Cayes Nord- in
the Green category or B, and the beach
in Grand Case in category Orange or C,
which means the waters were temporari-
ly polluted. Since October 2008, the
quality of the water has gotten better,
and moved up to Blue, except for the
month of April.
Testing the quality of swimming water is
a means of preventing health problems
for the swimmers. Regular testing of the
water quality means that experts can
judge the impact of things that flow into
the water at different sites and the even-
tual problems caused by gray water or
dirty rainwater, which can influence the
quality of the water for swimming.

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St Barth Bucket 2010 are:
Friday March 26,
Saturday March 27 and
Sunday March 28, 2010.
For any information
please contact Wendy
at Nautica fwi.
phone: 0590 27 56 50

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Public Fair

Angling fishing for
children, from 8am -
9:30am on the commercial
dock (all children must be
accompanied by an adult
and bring their fishing

O Deep Sea Fishing: ins-
criptions as of 5:30am,
departure at 6am on the
beach in Public
O Snack bar opens as of
O Belotte (cards): inscrip-
tions as of 8:00am, compe-
tition begins at 9:00am
D Pltanque: teams of two;
inscriptions start at 8am at
Espace Gambier (Gustavia)
D Beach Volleyball: starts
at 9am
D Scrabble: at the sailing
school at 9:30am
D Regattas: Lasers and RS
FEVA from 10am to 12pm
D Meals: to eat on the
beach or take out, as of 12
noon, food by Rolande
(Wishing Well)
D Beach games: From chil-
dren and adults, starting at
D 5pm: Awards ceremony
D Raffle: at 6:00pm


SB Jam Music

The association, SB JAM,
invites to a free music festi-
val on the Quai General de
Gaulle in Gustavia.
Various groups from the
Caribbean will be perfor-
ming with the sounds of
the West Indies, for two
exceptional evenings:

J SOFT, Zouk band from
from Martinique
O MIDNITE, reggae band
from Saint Croix

O Part I: The group, Kara-
van, accompanied by top-
name guests such as Tanya
Saint Val, Fanny, Michele
Henderson, and Jean-Marc
D Part II: Patrick Pawo, a
West Indies band that will
make everybody "get up
and move" with the great
rhythms of the Caribbean:
Jump Up; Soca....


O 8 am: Sailor's Mass at
the Catholic Church in
Gustavia, followed by a
procession to the sea and
D 10 am: Placing of a

wreath at the War Memo-
rial, Gustavia
J 11 am: Cocktail recep-
tion at the Hotel de la Col-
lectivity: Speeches, Awar-
ding of medals to honorary
citizens, and diplomas
O Afternoon: Various
games and activities on the
Quai du General de Gaulle
S8 pm: Fireworks, Gusta-
via harbor

Saint-Louis Day

in Corossol
J 6:00am: Start of fishing
J 8:00am: Mass at the
Rock of Saint-Louis.
J 9:00am: Inscriptions for
tournaments of cards, foos-
ball, and Scrabble

O 10:00am: Regattas: Opti-
mist and RS Feva.
O 10:30am: Games for
O 12:30pm: Cocktail recep-
tion hosted by the Collecti-
vity of Saint Barthlemy
and ALC. Awards presen-
ted for the various tourna-
ments held in the morning
O 2:30pm: Races for
Kayaks and Pirogues.
D 3:30pm: Activities and
games for kids and adults.
D 6pm: Awards ceremony.
D 7pm: Dance perfor-
D 8pm: Raffle.
D 8:30pm: Special surprise
for the Fete of Saint-Louis.
D 9pm: Public Dance:
TERS from Saint-Kitts
Part II: Music by local D

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furnished Villa/ apartment
anywhere on hillside. St
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For sale, this luxurious two
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Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278
Ph. : Fax:
e-mail: stbarthweekly@wanadoo.fr www.stbarthweeklycom
Director & layout : Avigael Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Translation : Ellen Lampert Greaux, Photographe: Rosemond Greaux
Impression : Daily Herald

* Emergency
Shipping rescue
PAF / airport & port police
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy Aeroport
Saint Jea.
* Useful numbers
Tourism office
Boat company Voyager
Airlines company Winair

05 96 70 92 92
05 90 29 76 76
05 90 27 60 35
18 /05 902766 13
05 90 27 76 03
05 90 27 66 61
05 90 27 61 82
n 0590290212

St-Barth Commuter
Air Caraibes
American Airlines
Taxis Gustavia
Town Hall
EDF (electricity company office)
Water system
Post office Gustavia
Marine Reserve
Catholic church Sunday 8:30am Gustavia
.1 ,_ church Sunday 9am.
F .. ,. church Gustavia Sunday 9am

05 90 27 87 27
05 90 27 66 97
05 90 87 10 68
05 90 27 54 54
05 90 27 71 90
00 599 54 52040
05 90 27 75 81
05 90 29 80 81
05 90 27 60 33
05 90 27 62 00
069031 7073
05 90 27 95 38
05 90 2974 63

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