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Beaches

Beaches - St Barts Island There are fourteen beaches on St. Barths, all blessed with gleaming white sand. Few are crowded, even in peak season. All are public and free. Nudism is ostensibly prohibited; topless is not unusual. For beaches with hotels, restauran...

End of the season End of the season Saturday, 19 April 2003

For island tourists, coming to St. Barth after April 15, the official start of low season...

Ecology

Ecology Even before the ecology became a leading concern of the 21st century, St Barts has tried to preserve its environment. The creation of a marine park, separating and recycling household trash before incineration, cisterns under houses to collect rainwate...

St Barth by Night St Barth by Night Friday, 16 May 2003

Did you ever see those postcards that are completely black, with white letters that say “Cleveland By Night” or “Kabul By Night” or some other god-forsaken place where it is assumed not much goes on after sunset. The way things are going around here it seems that you could make one like that for St ...

It's A Dog's Life It's A Dog's Life Thursday, 15 March 2007

My dear friend Peter O’Keefe—founder of this illustrious website and one of the funniest men I know—has been in the doghouse lately. Literally. First there’s Tommy, the alpha male dog, a quite handsome yellow Labrador Retriever...

New kidney dialysis machines a... New kidney dialysis machines a... Wednesday, 04 August 2004

As of Monday, July 19, residents of Saint-Barth suffering from kidney failure and requiring dialysis several times per week no longer have to travel to Saint-Martin for this treatment. Two dialysis machines (as well as a third for backup) have been installed in two rooms set up exclusively for the p...

Savacou, St. Barth’s new pirog... Savacou, St. Barth’s new pirog... Thursday, 20 September 2007

In the early 20th century, men navigated aboard small wooden boats, called pirogues, to go fishing, transport merchandise, and compete in local regattas, known as “boulines,” on special occasions. The construction of a pirogue begins with the trunk of a large gommier tree from the island of Dominica...

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...

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...

New Harbor Master’s Office Nea... New Harbor Master’s Office Nea... Thursday, 22 September 2005

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...


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