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WELCOME!

Saint-Barth Weekly, Volume III


he number of small
planes landing on
the island tells the
tale: the tourist season has
begun! And with it, the
Saint Barth Weekly is
happy to be back as well.
The Weekly is designed
for you: whether you are a
regular visitor or a first
time guest; a real fan or
just curious about the
island. To help you put
your finger on the pulse
of the local community,
we have created the Saint-
Barth Weekly as the only
English-language newspa-
per that comes out every
week, full of information
about our little island. A
mini-tabloid, its articles
are recaps of the most
interesting and most
ncr s-\ :ihtl articles from
Le Journal de Saint-Barth,
the Weekly's big brother,
plus specific information
to help you best plan your
stay. The Weekly is free
and comes out every Fri-
day from November
through the end of July.
Pick up a copy at your
hotel, or at numerous
restaurants, boutiques,
and the Tourist Office.
The issue you are reading
is Number One of our
third season. Those of you


From left to right, Avigael Haddad, director
Saint-Barth Weekly, Peter & Laurence 0 'Keefe,
St.Barths Online & Pierrette Guiraute, chief editor


who are familiar with the
paper from past seasons
will notice a few small
changes in the layout. But
our most exciting news is
that each Friday The
Weekly will also be avail-
able on line at Saint-Barth
Online (www.st-
barths.com), the wonder-
ful web site that our
friends Laurence and
Peter O'Keefe created in
1996. Thanks to them,
you can now download
every edition of the Saint-
Barth Weekly so that no
matter where you are in
the world, you can stay in
contact with the island.
In the meantime, wel-
come to St Barth!


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ST.BARTHS ONLINE,
NUMBER ONE !
contrary to popular opin-
ion, St. Barths Online
was not the very first Internet
site to post information about
Saint Barth. The first was in
fact "The Civilized Explorer,"
a personal site created by
retired California lawyer Phil
Stripling inl995 (his site still
exists). But St. Barths Online,
created just one year later, and
launched on July 26, 1996,
was the first site to be totally
dedicated to the island. Who
created it? Peter and Laurence
O'Keefe, a Franco-American
couple who live in Saint
Barth. Peter, who has lived on


the island since 1978, also
started the island's first local
newspaper (Saint Barth Mag-
azine), ran an antique shop,
had a jazz club in Gustavia,
started a subscription-only
newsletter, "Letter From St.
Barth" (complete i 1 hlis wry
observations), and eventually
launched St. Barth Online
(www. st-barths.com).
From just 100 pages when it
was a "baby," this "compre-
hensive guide to a unique fla-
vor or France under the sun of
the FWI," has grown to
include almost 15,000 pages,
offering the most complete,
bi-lingual web site about the
island. Fast to load, easy to
navigate, St. Barths Online is
specifically designed to be
available to any computer, and
screen size, with a minimum
of gimmicks that can repre-
sent a threat for fast loading.
These elements have con-
tributed to its success, as well
as the fact that it has retained
the intimacy of a personal site.
It also communicates the dou-
ble personality of a French
island whose heart beats at an
American pace. The search
engines on the web know
what they are doing when
they put this site at the top of
the list as people seek infor-
mation about Saint Barth.


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ALL SAINT'S DAY

A JoYous TRIBUTE
ones. Then at nightfall the
tombs are covered with red
and white candles. The
cemetery lights up in a mag-
ical way with all the flicker-
ing candlelight. Saint Barth
has four cemeteries: that in


W while in Europe,
All Saints Day is
a sad holiday, in
Saint Barth and the West
Indies in general, it is more
of a celebration and family
get-together. The cemeteries
are full with people who


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light candles in memory of
the dead, creating an almost
surreal, fairytale-like event.
Families also visit the
cemeteries at the time of All
Saints Day to clean up,
repaint, and add flowers to
the graves of their loved


Public, composed of two
Sports which are strictly
Catholic; the Swedish
cemetery that serves as a
reminder of the island's
S days of Swedish rule and
used for many a year; in
Saint Jean the cemetery
holds Swedish, Lutheran


and Anglican tombs, as well
as those of Catholics. This
is generally the cemetery
that is the final resting
place for those not native
to the island. The oldest
cemetery in Saint Barth is
that in Lorient, which is
full. An extension was
opened in 2000 on the
beach side of the village. It
is here that the municipali-
ty is looking into the pos-
sibility of building a
columbarium to hold fune-
real urns.


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Charles Darden Plays
For Iillary Clinton
arden has for Hillary Clinton in the
Barth after a couple's house on Long
absence. Island. Mrs Spielvogel had
summer in his organized a fund-raising
)f New York dinner for the next cam-
sn't just on paign of the state senator
pianist of the from New York, who many
urch in Gus- say could also be a future
sector of the candidate for President of
a chorale de the United States. Fifty
Also tickled guests attended the $10,000
ne ivories, at per plate dinner. Charles
ies on Park Darden, who chatted with
ng the week Hillary Clinton for a few


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on the week-
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mmer w,as a
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ids, he played


moments, played favorites
from his extensive repertory
of jazz and swing. "It was
truly an enchanted
evening," he told us when
he returned to the island a
few weeks ago.


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The largest "Frisbee" in the world sits

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he Frisbee. That is 1. hi .- d architects
Pierre Monsaingeon and Philippe
Stouvenot have baptized the flat
dome, or flying saucer, that now sits atop the
lookout of the new Harbor Master's office in


Gustavia. It has the same form as a Frisbee,
measures seven meters in diameter and
weighs a little over a ton! "To cover the
lookout, we wanted something that evoked
the sea, the wind, and sailboats: An element
that was solid yet airy, and would identify
the Harbor Master's office as boats sailed
into port. A very distinctive landmark, one
that is very contemporary but marries well
with the traditional architecture that sur-
rounds it," explains Pierre Monsaigeon.
The technical challenge for this one-of-a-
kind project- there is nothing else like it
anywhere in the world- was trusted to
Olivier Petit, a leading French naval archi-
tect, and specialist in the building of racing
boats, as well as the Antartica, the largest
polar sailboat in the world. The construction
took place at the French naval shipyard, Lar-
ros. Specialists in racing boats and the build-
ing of large-scale designs, the shipyard built
the "Frisbee" using high-tech composite
materials traditionally used for the fabrica-
tion of hulls for multi-high racing boats.
Installed since September, the "Frisbee" is
supported by eight wooden pillars.


The municipality arms the port

with antipollution and firefighting equipment


In 2002, a professional security audit
revealed a lack of antipollution and fire-
fighting resources for the Port of Gus-
tavia. The same was true for the private
enterprises: the EDF which produces the
island's electricity, and Shell, the sole
importer of fuel. To face this problem, the
municipality, which is responsible for the
infrastructure management of the Port, pro-
vided an arsenal of maritime equipment to
fight against pollution as well as fires (for a
budget of 150,000 euros) that arrived on the
island in early July. This complements
equipment already acquired by Shell and
EDF, and a shared resource plan for men
and materials has been drawn up. As for fire
fighting, the municipal equipment includes
a large motorized pump, hose, and emul-
sions. Before the end of the year, the
perimeter of the inner harbor should be
equipped with extinguishers that can quickly
help put out small fires on boats at the dock.
Special buoys should be installed as
well.The anti-pollution equipment consists


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primarily of 480 meters of confining materi-
al, 280 meters of absorbing material for
micro-pollution, and a skimmer as well as
flexible reception tanks. This would allow
treatment of pollution (such as an oil spill)
that is less than 12 cubic meters. Above that,
phase two requires an emergency plan put
into action by the regional government. The
only pollution of a serious nature to have
affected Saint Barth was back in the 1980s:
a barge carrying oil between a large refinery
in Saint Eustatia and Antigua sank and lost
some of its cargo at sea, which then seeped
onto the beaches of the island.


CRUISE SHIP
SEASON
BEGINS
AGAIN

When Sea Dream
stopped in Saint
Barth last Thurs-
day, it marked the
opening of the
cruise ship season,
even though its
parent company,
SeaDream Yacht
Club, considers it a
mega-yacht. For-
merly called the
Sea Goddess, the
boat was renovated
and put back into
service in April
2002. It can carry
up to 110 passen-
gers (97 were
aboard on its
recent visit to the
island) with luxuri-
ous appointments
on five stories,
including a restau-
rant, two salons,
piano bar, casino,
library, hairdresser,
gym, sauna, mas-
sage rooms, swim-
ming pool and
Jacuzzi, as well as
various nautical
sports. Sea Dream
I will stop in Saint
Barth every week
through the end of
April, at which
point it will make
it last trip around
the Caribbean for
the season. Along
with its "twin,"
Sea Dream II
(which will visit
Saint Barth for the
first time on
November 15), the
boat will cross the
Atlantic to spend
the summer in the
waters of the
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PEOPLE WATCH

Marc Theze


A column about islanders
by Ellen Lampert-Greaux


enthusiasm! That is
the mantra of Marc
Theze, director of
the Guanahani, the largest
hotel in Saint Barth. Theze
goes as far as giving new
staff members a chart with
the word "enthusiasm" in
the center, and anyone who
isn't enthusiastic about the
hotel would be wise to
pack up and head home.
After 11 years on the job,
Theze himself is clearly
very enthusiastic about the
island and the hotel.
Born and raised in Africa
(with a Breton father and
Italian mother), Theze
studied art history and got
his master's degree in Paris
but decided that was not
the career for him, turning
to the hotel business 30
years ago. "I spent 12
years in marketing and 18
in management," he says,
noting that he has worked
for hotels in France, the
United States, and the
Middle East, notably
Egypt. "This taught me
how to open my mind to
the rest of the world," he
says. "In 1977 in Winter
Haven, Florida, I was the
only Frenchman around."
What makes a good hotel
in Marc Theze's book is


"the way the staff interacts
with the guests." It all goes
back to the mantra of
enthusiasm: "You have to
create an environment that
people want to come back
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must have a personality,
and be more than just a bed
and a meal. Certainly he
has done that at the Guana-
hani where there is a blend
of elegance and Caribbean
charm.
While minimalist design in
shades of grey, white and
beige are infiltrating the
island's aesthetic, Theze
has remained true to


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integrate the ho
local culture
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find combine


rs. "I like to else in the world," he
tels into the notes. "Other places may
,and not have two or three of them,
ernational but not all seven." What
S"In the 11 are these magic ingredi-
een here I ents? Beautiful beaches,
*rced the the warm climate, the high
quality of service, difficult
access, a variety of good
food, good shopping, and
the sense of security.
At the start of the season,
Theze himself is as enthu-
siastic as always: "We
have lots of advance reser-
vations and the season
looks very good," he says.
With a fabulous new spa
* that has multiple rooms for
different kinds of massage,
a private pool, a steam
room, and outdoor tea
house, the Guanahani is
not only the largest resort
on the island, but perhaps
I the best place to get away
from it all and relax.
ments and As if running the hotel
them." wasn't enough, Theze is
o an aura of planning to open a bed and
e hotel, per- breakfast complete with art
luence of gallery in Le Perche (Nor-
for art (he mandy). "This is my hob-
collector!) by," he says with an impish
;o loves the smile. Another place for
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FINE DINING

Cindy Pawlcyn a la carte at Bartolomeo


Cindy Pawlcyn
Held at the beginning
tourist season, the culi'
tival at the Guanahani':
rant, Bartolomeo, features a gr
and the opportunity to taste a
style cuisine. This year the hoi
to a female chef from Califor
has been invited to work along
Guanahani's executive chef,
Masseglia, to create a speci
that will be available through
ber 15 at Bartolomeo. Her
Cindy Pawlcyn. Cindy is the
and chef for two restaurants, M
and Cindy's Backstreet Kitc
Napa Valley. Trained in Par
Chicago and Minneapolis,


moved to California where she opened
her first restaurant, Mustards, in 1983.
She has been nominated twice for the
James Beard Foundation Award for
Best Chef in California, is the recipient
of the Robert Mondavi Award for
Culinary Excellence, and the Fine
Beverage and Food Federation's
Career Achievement Award. Her
cookbook, "Mustards Grill Cook-
book," won a James Beard Award.
Y She is currently working on her third
cookbook.
The menu she created with Philippe
Masseglia and which will be featured
of each on the menu at Bartolomeo throughout
lary fes- the festival, accents the diverse flavors
s restau- used in California cuisine. The appe-
-eat chef tizers range from roasted artichokes
different with caramelized lemons and tarragon
nor goes mayonnaise, to a tuna carpaccio, avo-
nia who cado-papaya salad with toasted hazel-
side the nut papaya seed vinaigrette to desserts
Philippe such as Teeny Weenie Bikini banana
al menu split or Mascarpone cheesecake with
Decem- fresh raspberries by way of salmon
name? roulade with Kalamata olive, orange
Owner and celery relish or a braised lamb
custards, shank with white wine salsa verde and
;hen, in almond herb couscous for the main
is, then course, all incorporating the flavors of
Cindy the west coast of the United States.


Philippe Masseglia, executive chef


22nd St Barth Music Festival, January 7-25


he classical music festival of
Saint Barth is a rare jewel we
shouldn't take for granted. Rare
because not all festivals exist for so
many years: many just run out of
steam. And rare, because of the great
ensemble of musicians-mostly
American- who perform so gener-
ously thanks to the perseverance and
passion of the festival's creator,
Frances De Broff. The schedule for
the 2006 edition, the 22nd annual
which runs January 7 to 25, was just
published by the festival committee.
As in past years, there will be approxi-
mately 60 artists, from violinists and
pianists to horn players, singers and
dancers, who will perform at the dance
events that take place on the tennis
court at AJOE and the musical events


classical ballets, who will open the fes-
Stival. Music takes center stage as of
I January 11, with highlights of the pro-
-4 gram including a pops concert with
- -- classical and jazz trumpet player Rolf
", Smedvig. There are also two chamber
1 ,.t I music concerts, an evening of opera
featuring excerpts from Carmen and
Aida, a symphonic evening, and a
-- ( piano recital. The closing event on
Wednesday, January 25 is a jazz dou-
ble header with the John Ellis Quartet
that are held in the Catholic churches composed of John Ellis, Jason
of Lorient and Gustavia. And as is Marsalis, Roland Guerin, and Robert
now customary, the first events on the Glasper. The local choir, la chorale de
roster are the dance performances: in Bons chors, will perform as well as
2006 these include stars of the Ballets young violinists from the Suzuki
school, Saint-Barth Harmony, and
Grandiva of New York, an all-male school, Saint-Barth Harmony, and
some of the island's best young
travesty company that pokes fun at the dancers.
dancers.


The price of the special menu is 85
euros for the gourmet three-course
meal with appetizer, main course and
dessert, or 60 euros for a main course
with either appetizer or dessert. The
meals are served in the elegant atmos-
phere of the restaurant, which was
recently redecorated with panache (for
those who remember the old days,
please note that the terrace has been
enclosed). A culinary treat not to miss
for any reason!
Reservations: 05 90 27 66 60







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ENVIRONMENT

The Marine Park worried about whitening of coral


If coral has resisted
everything since
the dawn of time, it
is still very fragile.
Subject to temperatures
of over 80 degrees F, it
"stresses out" and starts
to whiten before dying
if the water tempera-
ture remains too high
too long. In the waters
of Saint Barth, the
whitening of coral is a
natural phenomenon
that takes place gener-
ally in September and
October, and stops by
the end of hurricane
season when the waters
begin to cool. Under
close surveillance as
part of a scientific
study held twice a year


by two underwater
observation stations
located in the ocean
near the small islands
of Pain de Sucre and
Ilet Coco, the phenom-
enon of whitening of
the coral started much
earlier this season
according to the
Marine Park staffers
who fear that the coral
reef has suffered great
losses. The root of this
problem is that the
ocean temperature was
over 80 degrees F by
the end of April, while
this usually is not the
case until late June.
Rene Fury, head of the
island's weather sta-
tion, confirms this


anomaly: "the tempera-
ture of the water was
higher than usual this
spring, at which time it
had reached the levels
of late June. This rise
of several degrees in
ocean temperature,
from the surface to a
depth of 60 meters, is
important in terms of
the seasons, and the
last time this happened
was in 1995. Yet 2005
holds the record for
high water temperature.
But things are getting
back to normal and
since the highest tem-
perature recorded on
September 15, the
waters have started to
cool down."


CHARLIE, PRESIDENT
OF THE PROFESSIONAL DIVERS
ASSOCIATION OF SAINT BARTH,
COMMENTS ON THE SITUATION
La Bulle, Charlie's dive club, is
usually closed in the month of
September Charlie notes that
he usually sees just the begin-
ning of the coral starting to
whiten. Yet this year was differ-
ent, as the coral began to
whiten two months in advance,
in early August. He states: the
problem is general. The fire
coral is the most affected but
what is most worrisome this
year is that other species, not
affected in the past, have also
started to lose their color lam
thinkingprimarily about the
Neptune's Cap coral."


Hotels

Near Completion

Renovation is nearly complete
at two luxury hotels on the
island. Phase II of the work at
the Eden Rock, on the site of
the former Filao Beach, is just
about finished and when it is,
the enlarged version of the
hotel will include 25
habitations (beach houses,
lofts, various types of suites,
cabins and cottages), several
restaurants, a boutique,
a well-being center, and an art
gallery On the other side of
the island, in Grand Cul de
Sac, work at the Sereno Hotel,
which has been closed for over
two years, is also moving at a
fast pace. Rumor has it that
the new hotel will have 37
suites, a designer boutique,
a spa, a fitness center, a bar
and restaurant, and should
open on November 23.


TO ELIMINATE THE USE OF PLASTIC BAGS,

Saint-Barth Environnement suggests

re-usable shopping bags


11 packaging and plastic bags
that are not biodegradable
should disappear from the
French landscape by 2010. In planning
for that eventuality, and to get the pop-
ulation ready for the change, the non-
profit association for environmental
protection, Saint-Barth Environ-
nement, recently started to distribute
re-usable shopping bags aimed to
replace plastic ones. Green in color
and decorated with the association's
logo, the bags were produced by the


thousands and are on sale for one euro
in the island's supermarkets, grocery
stores, and other businesses that use
plastic bags. The association thinks
that the use of one of these larger bags
avoids the use of at least three or four
small plastic bags. What is the ultimate
goal of the association? First, to
decrease the number of plastic bags
used on the island and secondly to get
the public used to the idea of not using
them at all. This is not the first positive
step that this group, founded in 2004,
has taken in the direction of environ-
mental protection: in association with
ALMA, Saint-Barth Environnement
has been promoting the use of energy-
saving light bulbs to help lower elec-
tricity consumption. The association
also conducted a survey about trans-
portation last May, and the conclusions
can be seen online (in French) on the
association's web site: www.saint-
barthenvironnement.com.










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ARIES (March 21 April 19): Your tendency to
overreact could get you into trouble. You may
have a rather hectic day due to events that
children are involved in. You will find good
buys and you will lift your spirits.
TAURUS (Apr. 21 may 21) : You need to be
sure that you aren't in your present relations-
hip because it is convenient. Get into some
activities that will help you in making new
friends. Travel will be exciting.
GEMINI (May 22- une 21): Sudden good for-
tune will help you cover your debts. You will
not be able to contain your emotions this
week. Don't ignore any emotional issues that
could be causing problems.
CANCER (June 22 luly 22) : Don't let your
emotions interfere with your professional
integrity. Put your energy into your work or
moneymaking ventures rather than into your
emotional life this week.
LEO (uly 23-Aug 22): You may be in love this
week, but who knows what tomorrow may
bring. You can learn valuable information if
you listen and observe what others are doing
and saying.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 Sept. 23) : You can get the
attention of important individuals but it might
not be the time to get them to help or to back
your ideas. Now is the time for completing
hobbies that you've been working on for a
long time.
LIBRA (Sept. 24 Oct. 23): I You could meet
an interesting individual you'll want to get to
know better. You can make money if you
concentrate on producing services or goods
that will make domestic chores easier. You
will find their philosophies worth exploring.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 -Nov. 22): If you're uncer-
tain of your feelings, keep your opinions to
yourself. Make sure any presentation you
have is ready. You may find that doing odd
jobs around the house will be successful and
appreciated by loved ones.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 Dec. 21) : Loved
ones may be annoyed if they feel restricted.
Minor fevers or infections will develop if
you're over-stressed. Do what you can but
don't jeopardize your health trying to please
everyone.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- an. 20) : New rela-
tionships could evolve through group activi-
ties. Too much work and no play will not only
result in fatigue and frustration but also lone-
liness, too.
AQUARIUS (lan. 21 Feb. 19) : You will
be extremely sensual; take precautions and
don't take any risks. Be prepared for an active
but rewarding day. You will be on the ram-
page this week.
PISCES (Feb. 20 -March 20) : Don't let
them blame you. Get involved in jobs that
require creative input. You can win points
with both peers and superiors.


TIME OUT


Where to go dancing? See an art exhibit?
Listen to live music? Time Out keeps you up to date on local happenings. Let's party


Events
I Saturday. November 5
"Graines de star," amateur singing
contest, Zanzibarth restaurant,
Saint-Jean, from 8:30 pm

Exhibits
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the Eve Ducharme Art Gallery in
the wine bar at the Wall House res-
taurant, The Point, Gustavia
I Hannah Moser, Petit Cul de Sac

Live Music
I Friday, November 4
- David and Fabien: country, jazz,
Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou
- Nadbge: sunset concert, from
5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel,
Gustavia
- Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew
Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative,
from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A
Z'Ailes, Gustavia
I Saturday, November 5
- Nilce & David: Brazilian music,
Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou
-Nadbge: sunset concert, from
5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel,
Gustavia
- Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew
Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative,
from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A
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from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A
Z'Ailes, Gustavia
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Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou
- Nadbge, sunset concert, from
5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel,
Gustavia
- Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew
Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative,
from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A
Z'Ailes, Gustavia
I Friday. November 11
- Nadbge: sunset concert, from
5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel,
Gustavia


- B.Flat: French and international
variety show, Christopher Hotel,
Pointe Milou
- Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew
Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative,
from 8:30 pm to midnight, Bete A
Z'Ailes, Gustavia
I Saturday, November 12
- David and Fabien: country, jazz,
Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou
- Nadbge, sunset concert, from
5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel,
Gustavia
- Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew
Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative,
from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A
Z'Ailes, Gustavia
I Tuesday, November 15
- Philippe Nardone: pianist, with
Nilce and surprise guests,
Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou
I Wednesday, November 16
- Nadbge, sunset concert, from
5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel,
Gustavia
- Philippe Nardone: pianist, with
Nilce and surprise guests,
Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou
I Thursday. November 17
-Nadbge, sunset concert, from
5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel,
Gustavia
- Philippe Nardone: pianist, with
Nilce and surprise guests,
Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou


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Welcome toSt Barths!N¡62 November 4, 2005 Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" 05 90 27 65 19 "journalsbh@wanadoo.frLocal News in English FREEWEEKLYSt-Barth LORIENTOPEN9 TO9 EVERYDAY05 90 29 72 46 Welcome toSt Barths!WEEKLY

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WELCOME!Saint-Barth Weekly, Volume III The number of small planes landing on the island tells the tale: the tourist season has begun! And with it, the Saint Barth Weekly is happy to be back as well. The Weekly is designed for you: whether you are a regular visitor or a first time guest; a real fan or just curious about the island. To help you put your finger on the pulse of the local community, we have created the SaintBarth Weekly as the only English-language newspaper that comes out every week, full of information about our little island. A mini-tabloid, its articles are recaps of the most interesting and most news-worthy articles from Le Journal de Saint-Barth, the Weekly's big brother, plus specific information to help you best plan your stay. The Weekly is free and comes out every Friday from November through the end of July. Pick up a copy at your hotel, or at numerous restaurants, boutiques, and the Tourist Office. The issue you are reading is Number One of our third season. Those of you who are familiar with the paper from past seasons will notice a few small changes in the layout. But our most exciting news is that each Friday The Weekly will also be available on line at Saint-Barth Online (www.stbarths.com), the wonderful web site that our friends Laurence and Peter O'Keefe created in 1996. Thanks to them, you can now download every edition of the SaintBarth Weekly so that no matter where you are in the world, you can stay in contact with the island. In the meantime, welcome to St Barth! ST.BARTHSONLINE,NUMBERONE!Contrary to popular opinion, St. Barths Online was not the very first Internet site to post information about Saint Barth. The first was in fact "The Civilized Explorer," a personal site created by retired California lawyer Phil Stripling in1995 (his site still exists). But St. Barths Online, created just one year later, and launched on July 26, 1996, was the first site to be totally dedicated to the island. Who created it? Peter and Laurence O'Keefe, a Franco-American couple who live in Saint Barth. Peter, who has lived on the island since 1978, also started the island's first local newspaper (Saint Barth Magazine), ran an antique shop, had a jazz club in Gustavia, started a subscription-only newsletter, "Letter From St. Barth" (complete with his wry observations), and eventually launched St. Barth Online (www.st-barths.com). From just 100 pages when it was a "baby," this "comprehensive guide to a unique flavor or France under the sun of the FWI," has grown to include almost 15,000 pages, offering the most complete, bi-lingual web site about the island. Fast to load, easy to navigate, St. Barths Online is specifically designed to be available to any computer, and screen size, with a minimum of gimmicks that can represent a threat for fast loading. These elements have contributed to its success, as well as the fact that it has retained the intimacy of a personal site. It also communicates the double personality of a French island whose heart beats at an American pace. The search engines on the web know what they are doing when they put this site at the top of the list as people seek information about Saint Barth. From left to right, Aviga‘l Haddad, director Saint-BarthWeekly, Peter & Laurence O'Keefe, St.Barths Online &Pierrette Guiraute, chief editor. The villa experts since 1989SALESEspace du Centenaire -Gustavia (590) 590 29 75 05 In US: 800 421 3396 or508 527 7727 www.stbarth.com RENTALSinfo@stbarth.com sales@stbarth.com

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While in Europe, All Saints Day is a sad holiday, in Saint Barth and the West Indies in general, it is more of a celebration and family get-together. The cemeteries are full with people who light candles in memory of the dead, creating an almost surreal, fairytale-like event. Families also visit the cemeteries at the time of All Saints Day to clean up, repaint, and add flowers to the graves of their loved ones. Then at nightfall the tombs are covered with red and white candles. The cemetery lights up in a magical way with all the flickering candlelight. Saint Barth has four cemeteries: that in Public, composed of two parts which are strictly Catholic; the Swedish cemetery that serves as a reminder of the island's days of Swedish rule and used for many a year; in Saint Jean the cemetery holds Swedish, Lutheran and Anglican tombs, as well as those of Catholics. This is generally the cemetery that is the final resting place for those not native to the island. The oldest cemetery in Saint Barth is that in Lorient, which is full. An extension was opened in 2000 on the beach side of the village. It is here that the municipality is looking into the possibility of building a columbarium to hold funereal urns. ALLSAINT'SDAYAJOYOUSTRIBUTECharles Darden has returned to St Barth after a three-month absence. Spending the summer in his home town of New York City, he wasn't just on vacation. The pianist of the Anglican Church in Gustavia and director of the local choir, la chorale de Bons ChÏurs, also tickled the summertime ivories, at private parties on Park Avenue during the week and at fabulous estates in the Hamptons on the weekends. The high point of his American summer w,as a party on August 18. Contacted by the Spielvogels, friends of friends, he played for Hillary Clinton in the couple's house on Long Island. Mrs Spielvogel had organized a fund-raising dinner for the next campaign of the state senator from New York, who many say could also be a future candidate for President of the United States. Fifty guests attended the $10,000 per plate dinner. Charles Darden, who chatted with Hillary Clinton for a few moments, played favorites from his extensive repertory of jazz and swing. "It was truly an enchanted evening," he told us when he returned to the island a few weeks ago. C C h h a a r r l l e e s s D D a a r r d d e e n n P P l l a a y y s s F F o o r r H H i i l l l l a a r r y y C C l l i i n n t t o o n n BDANIELLEDIFFUSIONHome decoration Linens forbed and bath Fabric Specialist 1500 samples in stock Mexican furniture La Savane shopping center Across from the Airport Ph. : 05 90 27 78 83 FABRICS

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The Frisbee. That is what the architects Pierre Monsaingeon and Philippe Stouvenot have baptized the flat dome, or flying saucer, that now sits atop the lookout of the new Harbor Master's office in Gustavia. It has the same form as a Frisbee, measures seven meters in diameter and weighs a little over a ton! "To cover the lookout, we wanted something that evoked the sea, the wind, and sailboats: An element that was solid yet airy, and would identify the Harbor Master's office as boats sailed into port. Avery distinctive landmark, one that is very contemporary but marries well with the traditional architecture that surrounds it," explains Pierre Monsaigeon. The technical challenge for this one-of-akind projectÑ there is nothing else like it anywhere in the worldÑ was trusted to Olivier Petit, a leading French naval architect, and specialist in the building of racing boats, as well as the Antartica, the largest polar sailboat in the world. The construction took place at the French naval shipyard, Larros. Specialists in racing boats and the building of large-scale designs, the shipyard built the "Frisbee" using high-tech composite materials traditionally used for the fabrication of hulls for multi-high racing boats. Installed since September, the "Frisbee" is supported by eight wooden pillars. The largest "Frisbee" in the world sits atop the new Harbor Master's OfficeCRUISESHIP SEASON BEGINS AGAINWhen Sea Dream stopped in Saint Barth last Thursday, it marked the opening of the cruise ship season, even though its parent company, SeaDream Yacht Club, considers it a mega-yacht. Formerly called the Sea Goddess, the boat was renovated and put back into service in April 2002. It can carry up to 110 passengers (97 were aboard on its recent visit to the island) with luxurious appointments on five stories, including a restaurant, two salons, piano bar, casino, library, hairdresser, gym, sauna, massage rooms, swimming pool and Jacuzzi, as well as various nautical sports. Sea Dream I will stop in Saint Barth every week through the end of April, at which point it will make it last trip around the Caribbean for the season. Along with its "twin," Sea Dream II (which will visit Saint Barth for the first time on November 15), the boat will cross the Atlantic to spend the summer in the waters of the Mediterranean. In 2002, a professional security audit revealed a lack of antipollution and firefighting resources for the Port of Gustavia. The same was true for the private enterprises: the EDF which produces the island's electricity, and Shell, the sole importer of fuel. To face this problem, the municipality, which is responsible for the infrastructure management of the Port, provided an arsenal of maritime equipment to fight against pollution as well as fires (for a budget of 150,000 euros) that arrived on the island in early July. This complements equipment already acquired by Shell and EDF, and a shared resource plan for men and materials has been drawn up. As for fire fighting, the municipal equipment includes a large motorized pump, hose, and emulsions. Before the end of the year, the perimeter of the inner harbor should be equipped with extinguishers that can quickly help put out small fires on boats at the dock. Special buoys should be installed as well.The anti-pollution equipment consists primarily of 480 meters of confining material, 280 meters of absorbing material for micro-pollution, and a skimmer as well as flexible reception tanks. This would allow treatment of pollution (such as an oil spill) that is less than 12 cubic meters. Above that, phase two requires an emergency plan put into action by the regional government. The only pollution of a serious nature to have affected Saint Barth was back in the 1980s: a barge carrying oil between a large refinery in Saint Eustatia and Antigua sank and lost some of its cargo at sea, which then seeped onto the beaches of the island. The municipality arms the port with antipollution and firefighting equipment

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Enthusiasm! That is the mantra of Marc Theze, director of the Guanahani, the largest hotel in Saint Barth. Theze goes as far as giving new staff members a chart with the word "enthusiasm" in the center, and anyone who isn't enthusiastic about the hotel would be wise to pack up and head home. After 11 years on the job, Theze himself is clearly very enthusiastic about the island and the hotel. Born and raised in Africa (with a Breton father and Italian mother), Theze studied art history and got his master's degree in Paris but decided that was not the career for him, turning to the hotel business 30 years ago. "I spent 12 years in marketing and 18 in management," he says, noting that he has worked for hotels in France, the United States, and the Middle East, notably Egypt. "This taught me how to open my mind to the rest of the world," he says. "In 1977 in Winter Haven, Florida, I was the only Frenchman around." What makes a good hotel in Marc Theze's book is "the way the staff interacts with the guests." It all goes back to the mantra of enthusiasm: "You have to create an environment that people want to come back to," he insists. "The hotel must have a personality, and be more than just a bed and a meal. Certainly he has done that at the Guanahani where there is a blend of elegance and Caribbean charm. While minimalist design in shades of grey, white and beige are infiltrating the island's aesthetic, Theze has remained true to Caribbean colors. "I like to integrate the hotels into the local culture, and not import an international style," he says. "In the 11 years I have been here I have reinforced the Caribbean elements and continue to add them." Yet there is also an aura of "chic" about the hotel, perhaps an influence of Theze's love for art (he remains an avid collector!) MarcTheze also loves the island he now calls "home". "There are seven elements here you can't find combined anyplace else in the world," he notes. "Other places may have two or three of them, but not all seven." What are these magic ingredients? Beautiful beaches, the warm climate, the high quality of service, difficult access, a variety of good food, good shopping, and the sense of security. At the start of the season, Theze himself is as enthusiastic as always: "We have lots of advance reservations and the season looks very good," he says. With a fabulous new spa that has multiple rooms for different kinds of massage, a private pool, a steam room, and outdoor tea house, the Guanahani is not only the largest resort on the island, but perhaps the best place to get away from it all and relax. As if running the hotel wasn't enough, Theze is planning to open a bed and breakfast complete with art gallery in Le Perche (Normandy). "This is my hobby," he says with an impish smile. Another place for guests to share a little of Marc Theze's special brand of enthusiasm! PEOPLEWATCHMarc ThezeA column about islanders by Ellen Lampert-Greaux E E v v e eD D u u c c h h a a r r m m e eA A R R T T G G A A L L L L E E R R Y YBy appointment only Located in ToinyTel.: 0590278841 or 06 90 589403presents Monique Journod

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Held at the beginning of each tourist season, the culinary festival at the Guanahani's restaurant, Bartolomeo, features a great chef and the opportunity to taste a different style cuisine. This year the honor goes to a female chef from California who has been invited to work alongside the Guanahani's executive chef, Philippe Masseglia, to create a special menu that will be available through December 15 at BartolomŽo. Her name? Cindy Pawlcyn. Cindy is the owner and chef for two restaurants, Mustards, and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, in Napa Valley. Trained in Paris, then Chicago and Minneapolis, Cindy moved to California where she opened her first restaurant, Mustards, in 1983. She has been nominated twice for the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef in California, is the recipient of the Robert Mondavi Award for Culinary Excellence, and the Fine Beverage and Food Federation's Career Achievement Award.Her cookbook, "Mustards Grill Cookbook," won a James Beard Award. She is currently working on her third cookbook. The menu she created with Philippe Masseglia and which will be featured on the menu at BartolomŽo throughout the festival, accents the diverse flavors used in California cuisine. The appetizers range from roasted artichokes with caramelized lemons and tarragon mayonnaise, to a tuna carpaccio, avocado-papaya salad with toasted hazelnut papaya seed vinaigrette to desserts such as Teeny Weenie Bikini banana split or Mascarpone cheesecake with fresh raspberries by way of salmon roulade with Kalamata olive, orange and celery relish or a braised lamb shank with white wine salsa verde and almond herb couscous for the main course, all incorporating the flavors of the west coast of the United States. The price of the special menu is 85 euros for the gourmet three-course meal with appetizer, main course and dessert, or 60 euros for a main course with either appetizer or dessert. The meals are served in the elegant atmosphere of the restaurant, which was recently redecorated with panache (for those who remember the old days, please note that the terrace has been enclosed). Aculinary treat not to miss for any reason! Reservations: 05 90 27 66 60FINEDININGCindy Pawlcyn ˆ la carte at Bartolomeo Philippe Masseglia, executive chef Cindy PawlcynThe classical music festival of Saint Barth is a rare jewel we shouldn't take for granted. Rare because not all festivals exist for so many years: many just run out of steam. And rare, because of the great ensemble of musiciansÑmostly AmericanÑ who perform so generously thanks to the perseverance and passion of the festival's creator, Frances De Broff. The schedule for the 2006 edition, the 22nd annual which runs January 7 to 25, was just published by the festival committee. As in past years, there will be approximately 60 artists, from violinists and pianists to horn players, singers and dancers, who will perform at the dance events that take place on the tennis court at AJOE and the musical events that are held in the Catholic churches of Lorient and Gustavia. And as is now customary, the first events on the roster are the dance performances: in 2006 these include stars of the Ballets Grandiva of New York, an all-male travesty company that pokes fun at the classical ballets, who will open the festival. Music takes center stage as of January 11, with highlights of the program including a pops concert with classical and jazz trumpet player Rolf Smedvig. There are also two chamber music concerts, an evening of opera featuring excerpts from Carmen and A•da, a symphonic evening, and a piano recital. The closing event on Wednesday, January 25 is a jazz double header with the John Ellis Quartet composed of John Ellis, Jason Marsalis, Roland Guerin, and Robert Glasper. The local choir, la chorale de Bons choeurs, will perform as well as young violinists from the Suzuki school, Saint-Barth Harmony, and some of the island's best young dancers. 22ndSt Barth Music Festival, January 7-25

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All packaging and plastic bags that are not biodegradable should disappear from the French landscape by 2010. In planning for that eventuality, and to get the population ready for the change, the nonprofit association for environmental protection, Saint-Barth Environnement, recently started to distribute re-usable shopping bags aimed to replace plastic ones. Green in color and decorated with the association's logo, the bags were produced by the thousands and are on sale for one euro in the island's supermarkets, grocery stores, and other businesses that use plastic bags. The association thinks that the use of one of these larger bags avoids the use of at least three or four small plastic bags. What is the ultimate goal of the association? First, to decrease the number of plastic bags used on the island and secondly to get the public used to the idea of not using them at all. This is not the first positive step that this group, founded in 2004, has taken in the direction of environmental protection: in association with ALMA, Saint-Barth Environnement has been promoting the use of energysaving light bulbs to help lower electricity consumption. The association also conducted a survey about transportation last May, and the conclusions can be seen online (in French) on the association's web site: www.saintbarthenvironnement.com. If coral has resisted everything since the dawn of time, it is still very fragile. Subject to temperatures of over 80 degrees F, it "stresses out" and starts to whiten before dying if the water temperature remains too high too long. In the waters of Saint Barth, the whitening of coral is a natural phenomenon that takes place generally in September and October, and stops by the end of hurricane season when the waters begin to cool. Under close surveillance as part of a scientific study held twice a year by two underwater observation stations located in the ocean near the small islands of Pain de Sucre and Ilet Coco, the phenomenon of whitening of the coral started much earlier this season according to the Marine Park staffers who fear that the coral reef has suffered great losses. The root of this problem is that the ocean temperature was over 80 degrees F by the end of April, while this usually is not the case until late June. Rene Fury, head of the island's weather station, confirms this anomaly: "the temperature of the water was higher than usual this spring, at which time it had reached the levels of late June. This rise of several degrees in ocean temperature, from the surface to a depth of 60 meters, is important in terms of the seasons, and the last time this happened was in 1995. Yet 2005 holds the record for high water temperature. But things are getting back to normal and since the highest temperature recorded on September 15, the waters have started to cool down." ENVIRONMENTThe Marine Park worried about whitening of coral CHARLIE, PRESIDENT OFTHEPROFESSIONALDIVERS ASSOCIATIONOFSAINTBARTH, COMMENTSONTHESITUATIONLa Bulle, Charlie's dive club, is usually closed in the month of September. Charlie notes that he usually sees just the beginning of the coral starting to whiten. Yet this year was different, as the coral began to whiten two months in advance, in early August. He states : the problem is general. The fire coral is the most affected but what is most worrisome this year is that other species, not affected in the past, have also started to lose their color. I am thinking primarily about the Neptune's Cap coral." TOELIMINATETHEUSEOFPLASTICBAGS,Saint-Barth Environnement suggests re-usable shopping bags Hotels Near CompletionRenovation is nearly complete at two luxury hotels on the island. Phase II of the work at the Eden Rock, on the site of the former Filao Beach, is just about finished and when it is, the enlarged version of the hotel will include 25 habitations (beach houses, lofts, various types of suites, cabins and cottages), several restaurants, a boutique, a well-being center, and an art gallery. On the other side of the island, in Grand Cul de Sac, work at the Sereno Hotel, which has been closed for over two years, is also moving at a fast pace. Rumor has it that the new hotel will have 37 suites, a designer boutique, a spa, a fitness center, a bar and restaurant, and should open on November 23.

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EventsSaturday , November 5 "Graines de star," amateur singing contest, Zanzibarth restaurant, Saint-Jean, from 8:30 pmExhibits "Women in Art," presented by the Eve Ducharme Art Gallery in the wine bar at the Wall House restaurant, The Point, Gustavia Hannah Moser, Petit Cul de Sac Live Music Friday , November 4 David and Fabien: country, jazz, Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou Nadge: sunset concert, from 5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative, from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A Z'Ailes, Gustavia Saturday , November 5 Nilce & David: Brazilian music, Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou -Nadge: sunset concert, from 5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative, from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A Z'Ailes, Gustavia W ednesday , November 9 Nadge: sunset concert, from 5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative, from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A Z'Ailes, Gustavia Thursday , November 10 Nilce & David: Brazilian music, Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou Nadge, sunset concert, from 5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative, from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A Z'Ailes, Gustavia Friday , November 11 Nadge: sunset concert, from 5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia B.Flat: French and international variety show, Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative, from 8:30 pm to midnight, Bete A Z'Ailes, Gustavia Saturday , November 12 David and Fabien: country, jazz, Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou Nadge, sunset concert, from 5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia Dorian Cunning Duo with Drew Mac Keon: soul, indie, alternative, from 8:30pm to midnight, Bete A Z'Ailes, Gustavia T uesday , November 15 Philippe Nardone: pianist, with Nilce and surprise guests, Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou W ednesday , November 16 Nadge, sunset concert, from 5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia Philippe Nardone: pianist, with Nilce and surprise guests, Christopher Hotel, Pointe Milou Thursday , November 17 Nadge, sunset concert, from 5:30pm, Carl Gustav Hotel, Gustavia Philippe Nardone: pianist, with Nilce and surprise guests, Christopher Hotel, Pointe MilouNight ClubMonday : ÇStudio 54È, Casa Nikki, Gustavia Thursday : ÇLadies Night È, Casa Nikki, Gustavia Friday : ÇMagic SoulÈ, Casa Nikki, Gustavia Saturday : D.J. resident Max, Casa Nikki, Gustavia Every night : Feeling: Zen CafŽ from 10 pm, Lurin Yacht Club, Gustavia Pumpkin, The Point, Gustavia Let's Party W ednesday : BBQ on the beach, Nikki Beach, Saint-Jean Sunday : Amazing Sunday (DJ, fashion show, showcaseÉ), Nikki Beach, Saint-Jean T TI I M M E EO OU U T T 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! Horoscope ARIES (March 21April 19) :Your tendency to overreact could get you into trouble. You may have a rather hectic day due to events that children are involved in. You will find good buys and you will lift your spirits. T AURUS (Apr . 21may 21) : You need to be sure that you aren't in your present relationship because it is convenient. Get into some activities that will help you in making new friends. Travel will be exciting. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) : Sudden good fortune will help you cover your debts. You will not be able to contain your emotions this week. Don't ignore any emotional issues that could be causing problems.CANCER (June 22-July 22) : Don't let your emotions interfere with your professional integrity. Put your energy into your work or moneymaking ventures rather than into your emotional life this week. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) : You may be in love this week, but who knows what tomorrow may bring. You can learn valuable information if you listen and observe what others are doing and saying. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) : You can get the attention of important individuals but it might not be the time to get them to help or to back your ideas. Now is the time for completing hobbies that you've been working on for a long time. LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) : IYou could meet an interesting individual you'll want to get to know better. You can make money if you concentrate on producing services or goods that will make domestic chores easier. You will find their philosophies worth exploring.SCORPIO (Oct. 24 Nov . 22) : If you're uncertain of your feelings, keep your opinions to yourself. Make sure any presentation you have is ready. You may find that doing odd jobs around the house will be successful and appreciated by loved ones. SAGITT ARIUS (Nov . 23 -Dec. 21) : Loved ones may be annoyed if they feel restricted. Minor fevers or infections will develop if you're over-stressed. Do what you can but don't jeopardize your health trying to please everyone.CAPRICORN (Dec 22.Jan. 20) : New relationships could evolve through group activities. Too much work and no play will not only result in fatigue and frustration but also loneliness, too. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) : You will be extremely sensual; take precautions and don't take any risks. Be prepared for an active but rewarding day. You will be on the rampage this week. PISCES (Feb. 20 March 20) :Don't let them blame you. Get involved in jobs that require creative input. You can win points with both peers and superiors.

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Halloween night Halloween night Congratulations to Caroline and Robert who were married at the Anglican Church on Saturday, October 29, 2005 Photo : Alain Buisson Wedding in St Barth

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At your service GUSTAVIA Tel. : 05 90 27 78 62Hair Dressing Salon Manicure Kerastase L'OrŽal A A L L E E X X A A N N D D R R A AHairdresserHair care,Manucure,Pedicure Hair TreatmentLeonor Greyl1 1 s s t t F F l l o o o o r r G G a a l l e e r r i i e e s s d d u u c c o o m m m m e e r r c c e eSaint-Jean T T Ž Ž l l . . : : 0 0 5 5 9 9 0 0 2 2 7 7 7 7 0 0 3 3 1 1Friday Scattered CloudsHigh: 84¡F/29¡C Wind East 20 mph / 32 km/hNight :Scattered Clouds. Low: 82¡F/28¡C Wind ENE 20 mph / 32 km/hSaturday Scattered Clouds. High: 83¡F/28¡C Wind ENE 20 mph / 32 km/hNight :Clear. Low: 81¡F/27¡C Wind ENE 22 mph/36 km/hSundayClear High: 82¡F/28¡C Wind ENE 17 mph / 28 km/hNight :Thunderstorm. Low: 80¡F/27¡C Wind East 17 mph / 28 km/hMondayChance of Rain. High: 82¡F/28¡C Wind East 17 mph/28 km/hNight :Clear. Low: 80¡F/27¡C Wind ENE 17 mph/28 km/h DEEP RELAXATION MASSAGECLEO06 90 741 388 05 90 271 561The traffic circle at La Tourmente (the top of the hill near the airport) has altered the traffic patterns for who has the right-ofway. Now, vehicles already engaged in the traffic circle have priority. Below is a small diagram to help you figure out what to do. =FORYOURINFORMATION ROUND-ABOUTATLATOURMENTE Driving in St Barths YIELD : You do not have the right of way Stay in touch WHERE EVER YOU AREEVERY FRIDAY ON "www.st-barths.com"WEEKLY St-Barth WANDA COIFFURELocal Weather= St Barth WEEKLYPublished by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth"Ph. : 05.90.27.65.19 Fax : 05.90.27.91.60 ISSN-1766-9278e e m m a a i i l l : : s s t t b b a a r r t t h h w w e e e e k k l l y y @ @ w w a a n n a a d d o o o o . . f f r r Director & layout : Aviga‘l Haddad Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute, Translation: Ellen Lampert Greaux, Advertising sales : ChloŽ Ameur Impression : Daily Herald

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Classified ads Professional Classified ads Please mail, or drop off this form, with your payment to the Journal de Saint-Barth office at the Galeries du Commerce in Saint-Jean before 2:00pm on Monday.20  by issue Ph. : Real estateNew for sale Ref: 05.236 Nice 3 bed / 2 bath villa in Toiny, Sea view, jacuzzi 975.000 euros. Contact les Vents AlizŽs 05 90 27 78 70 Villa for sale Ref: 04200 lovely 2 bed/2 bath villa overlooking Grand Cul de Sac beautiful bay, pool price 1.190.000 euros Contact les Vents AlizŽs 05 90 27 78 70 Villa for sale to renovate Ref: 05-224 Property near Gouverneur beach, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, spa garage, 1.590.000 euros. Contact les Vents AlizŽs 0590 27 78 70 EXCLUSIVE : For sale magnificient property in Colombier with 365 sunset evenings. Equiped with 3 bedroom, 3 bath, very well and modern kitchen, heated pool and a wonderfull garden. Call St. Barth Properties 0590 29 75 05 For Sale : Exceptional property hidden in Lorient on 2000 M2 of land with a spectacular view. Luxury villa equiped with 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, pool and jacuzzi. Possibility to extend a guest bedroom. Call St. Barth Properties 0590 29 75 05 EXCLUSIVE : For sale nice villalocated in Gustavia hill, equiped with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, kitchenette, terrace and pool. View on the port. Walky distance to town. Great Cut Down Price opportunity fror De luxe renovated villa on 2400 m2 land, 4 bedrooms / 4 bath, pool, jacuzzi, beautiful gardens, private dock. Residential & touristic area. Freeport Gran bahamas US$ 700.000 Contact les vents AlizŽs 05 90 27 78 70LandNew : 3300m2 land for sale for 504.000 euros. Please call Les Vents AlizŽs 05.90.27.78.70 Gendarmerie 0590.27.60.12 Hospital 0590.27.60.35 Fire dept. 18 / 0590.27.66.13 Doctor on duty 0590.27.76.03T ourism office 05 90 27 87 27 Harbour 05 90 27 66 97 Airpor t 05 90 27 65 41 Post office 05 90 27 62 00 Marine Reser ve 06 90 31 70 73 Rotar y Club 05 90 27 66 55 Lions club 05 90 27 64 75 Saint-B'Ar t 06 90 83 84 00 Catholic chur ch Gustavia 05 90 27 60 34 Lorient 05 90 27 95 38 Anglican chur ch Sunday 9am. 05 90 29 74 63 Evangelical chur ch St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am Emergency numbers Useful

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Grand Cul de Sac SaintBarthélemy FWIR R E E S S E E R R V V A A T T I I O O N N T T e e l l : : The essence of lifeGourmet FestivalCalifornia in Saint-BarthŽlemy Continuing what has become a tradition of gastronomic excellence, HotelGuanahani & Spa will offer its "Gourmet Festival" for the 8th year running. The guest star is Cindy Pawlcyn , owner of two restaurants "Mustards" & "Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen". She has been twice nominated for the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef in California, is the recipient of The Robert Mondavi Award for Culinary Excellence, and Fine Beverage and Food Federation's Career Achievement Award. Cindy has created, with Philippe Masseglia, our Chef Executive, a special menu offering a unic possibility to appeciate the diversity of the Californian Cuisine in the tropical gardens of the Guanahani.S S T T A A R R T T E E R R M M A A I I N N C C O O U U R R S S E E D D E E S S S S E E R R T T : :    S S T T A A R R T T E E R R M M A A I I N N C C O O U U R R S S E E / / S S T T A A R R T T E E R R D D E E S S S S E E R R T T O O R R M M A A I I N N C C O O U U R R S S E E D D E E S S S S E E R R T T : :