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Happy holidays and see you nex... Happy holidays and see you nex... Wednesday, 22 December 2004

Little by little, since early December, the island has been putting its best foot forward for the holiday season. The vegetation is green and abundant thanks to recent rains. Bougainvilliers, oleanders and hibiscus are covered with flowers. Garlands of multi-colored lights have been strung on the ba...

Water, at last Water, at last Thursday, 21 June 2001

It seems that one of the island's most perennial-and bothersome- problems, has now been resolved. Since the beginning of June, potable water is once again flowing through the arteries of the island's water system...

BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES Saturday, 16 September 2000

I just survived my first hurricane. Okay, I'll admit it, it was a small hurricane, really. Nothing at all like the great gusty storms of recent years, like Luis and Lenny, but it sure gave me a taste of what a larger storm might bring!...

IT'S A CAT'S LIFE IT'S A CAT'S LIFE Monday, 16 October 2000

Before I moved to St Barth I always thought that cats were like ovens: self-cleaning. Of course I had never had a cat (being partial to Springer Spaniels myself) and the few cats I had ever met where pretty much inside cats that had nothing more to clean than a few Manhattan dust balls off the botto...

Fleur Australe Visits Saint Ba... Fleur Australe Visits Saint Ba... Friday, 05 June 2009

French sailor Philippe Poupon, with his wife Geraldine Danon and their four children, 12 year-old Nina, nine year-old Loup, two year-old Laura, and one year-old Marion, stopped in Saint Barth recently before setting off on a grand adventure: Poupon is going to attempt the Northwest Passage, a sea ro...

Urban Planning Map, Requests T... Urban Planning Map, Requests T... Monday, 12 October 2009

A large crowd attended the territorial council meeting on July 16, 2009 as island residents have a vested interest in the items on the agenda that day; especially the debate about a new urban planning map for Saint Barth—the document that defines zones where construction can take place, and outlines...

St Barts Island History - Gustavia - Saint-Barths - French Caribbean Island

St. Barts island history Discovered by Columbus in 1493, and named for his brother Bartolomeo, St. Barths was first settled in 1648 by French colonists from the nearby island of St. Kitts. This original settlement was not a grand success, and, in 1651, the i...

History of St. Barts

St. Barts island history Discovered by Columbus in 1493, and named for his brother Bartolomeo, St. Barths was first settled in 1648 by French colonists from the nearby island of St. Kitts. This original settlement was not a grand success, and, in 1651, the i...

Cyclone Omar : More Bark Than ... Cyclone Omar : More Bark Than ... Sunday, 02 November 2008

Saint Barth thought it had escaped the entire hurricane season without any problems, when suddenly during the night of Wednesday to Thursday, October 15 to 16, hurricane Omar decided to take a north/northeast route and skirted the island...


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