St. Barths Online

1999

1999

[Dec 19, 1999] The Select Anniversary

The Select Anniversary No sooner had St Barth finished mopping up from the heavy rains of hurricane Jose than it was flooded with people, an unusual combination of Swedes, sailors and Jimmy Buffett fans who had come from far and near for the weekend of November 6 & 7 to celebrate the 50th anni...

[Dec 19, 1999] Hurricane season

Hurricane season Most residents take a certain satisfaction in the fact that while most of the world suffers overcast skies, rain, and cold during large portions of the year, the islands of the eastern Caribbean get their annual portion of bad weather all at once, in brief concentrated chunks, ...

[Dec 9, 1999] St Barth Cata Cup

St Barth Cata Cup The non-profit association, St Barth Multihulls, organized the second annual St Barth Cata Cup (after an earlier version of the race was cancelled in 1995 after hurricane Luis) on November 20-22, 2009, with activities based on St Jean beach. The event attracted participants ...

[Oct 19, 1999] August in St. Barts

August in St. Barts While most of the civilized world is lying low, avoiding the dog days of August, the local population in Saint-Barth inexplicably springs into action. Not only is it the hottest time of the year, but it is also the beginning of hurricane season and the weather cannot be coun...

[Sep 19, 1999] Reflections on Hurricane

Reflections on Hurricane The superlative has become such an abused form of expression that it is now very difficult to simply and directly convey the matchless fury of a mature hurricane. Sir Francis Beaufort was not so burdened with the echo of today's clamoring salesmen. He was a nineteent...

[Sep 19, 1999] Le Select

Le Select This is usually the quietest month of the year - unless a hurricane clobbers the place - and residents have a chance to reflect on recent developments: Le Select, the most popular bar in town, will celebrate its 50th anniversary during the first weekend in November. This is not an...

[Aug 19, 1999] Local Wedding

Local Wedding The high point of the summer social season on an island like this is a big family wedding, especially if the bride and groom are part of the big St Barth "family" that stretches back to the original French settlers that eked out an existence here in the 17th and 18h centuries. Y...

[Jun 19, 1999] Boats in distress

Boats in distress June is usually a pretty quiet month in St Barth, with the winter season long over and the summer one waiting to get into full swing when the schools let out. But there are always a few tourists on the loose and a few of them had a pretty exciting time of it last Saturday whe...

[Feb 19, 1999] Moving to St. Barths

Moving to St. Barths Recently, there has been a good deal of attention given to St. Barths by various media on both sides of the Atlantic. This is not the first time this has happened, and it is likely to happen again, but this year it has prompted an unusual response: there have been an unpre...


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