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Controlling development Controlling development Tuesday, 12 November 2002

Managing land development has been one of the principal concerns of local government for the past two decades. Understandably, on an island as small as St. Barth, land has become a precious commodity...

The Work at the Airport Advanc... The Work at the Airport Advanc... Monday at 04:32 pm

In spite a 36-hour work stoppage caused by two days of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 14 and 15, the rebuilding of the runway at the airport is advanced according to the original timeline. Two strips of white vinyl creating a cross on the ground indicate from above that the airport is clos...

Firemen go on strike Firemen go on strike Monday, 03 February 2003

To protest charges of involuntary battery brought against one of their colleagues...

New island status : the buzz New island status : the buzz Tuesday at 04:14 pm

Island residents were invited to an open debate on a topic that is of particular residents in St. Barts...

Inaugurations and cocktail par... Inaugurations and cocktail par... Today at 03:11 pm

Every year, the early days of November herald a busy schedule of boutique and restaurant openings. The first to celebrate this year, on Friday, October 27, was the Diamant, a new French-Creole restaurant near the pond in St Jean Carénage. The next day, Eddy’s invited friends and clients to its openi...

The American Consul General Vi... The American Consul General Vi... Friday, 19 November 2004

Robert L. Fretz, the American Consul General in Barbados, visited Saint Barth on Monday, November 8. The main topics discussed during a meeting with the mayor in the morning included the re-paving of the airport runway, the change in the island’s political status..

Fishermen On Strike Fishermen On Strike Sunday, 06 January 2008

At dawn on the morning of December 17, boats in the Port of Gustavia were surprised by the fact that the island’s fishermen had blocked the entry to the port with a barrage of fishing boats attached one behind the other from the fish market on one side of the harbor to the Hotel de la Collectivité o...

Blue Zone Parking In Gustavia Blue Zone Parking In Gustavia Saturday, 26 December 2009

On November 9, after much discussion, the territorial council voted unanimously (less one vote) to enact “blue zone” parking in Gustavia as of December 15, 2009. On the drawing boards since 2006, the idea has had its share of criticism: the main objection is that without the addition of new parking ...

THELMA BYRE THELMA BYRE Monday at 06:28 pm

In a neglected part of town, there was a small, family operated restaurant whose owners managed to squeeze a modest living from a local clientele...

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...


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