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Summer vacation is for kids Summer vacation is for kids Thursday, 11 July 2002

Like everywhere, St. Barth school kids have shed the recent school year like an old skin and turned their full attention to the what summer is really about : vacation...

New Harbor Master’s Office Nea... New Harbor Master’s Office Nea... Yesterday at 04:05 pm

The construction of the new harbor master’s office is almost complete. It is in the same location as the former port office on the Quai General de Gaulle, across the street from the tourist office. The new building is much larger than its predecessor and includes a 2,000 sq. ft rectangular room upst...

PACE OF LIFE PACE OF LIFE Thursday, 16 March 2000

The past two months have flown by so fast its hard to believe that this is the laid-back West Indies where time used to move so slowly you didn't even need to wear a watch...

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...

A November referendum A November referendum Wednesday, 05 September 2001

August is traditionally the time when islanders spend their weekends preparing for, and then attending the string of neighborhood feasts, or fairs, that are held annually...

Saint-Barth Summer Festivities Saint-Barth Summer Festivities Tuesday, 07 September 2004

One might think that after the close of the annual theatre festival in mid-May that the island would slow down to a lazy, summer pace. On the contrary, the summer was a busy time with a dance performance directed by Kim in late June, and the various neighborhood celebrations that take place all summ...

Towns and famous places

Cities and famous places Gustavia Shaped like a horseshoe around a small, sheltered harbor, and once protected by stone forts whose vestiges remain today, Gustavia remains a busy port, as was its original occupation. Called Carénage in the early days of colon...

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...

Hope floats, even in dismal ti... Hope floats, even in dismal ti... Tuesday at 05:32 pm

The tourist season in St. Barth has gotten off, predictably, to a gloomy start. It is no secret that this island depends almost exclusively, whether directly or indirectly on tourism, and that the US...


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