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Songs of Sirens Songs of Sirens Today at 06:20 pm

After long and careful consideration, the French government has decided to intervene in behalf of the legions of unsupervised pre-toddlers that may be putting themselves at risk by crawling around in the vicinity of private swimming pools...

The Overseas Collectivity of S... The Overseas Collectivity of S... Today at 08:16 pm

Ever since the Franco-Swedish Treaty of August 10, 1877 whereby St. Barthélemy was ceded to the French, the unique nature of the historical treatment of the island of Saint Barthélemy as a result of its specific social, geographical and economic realities is something that, although never completely...

Images of Saint Barth in 1952 Images of Saint Barth in 1952 Friday, 02 December 2005

Roger Richter brought a special gift to Saint Barth in his luggage: he presented the Saint Barth Friends of Sweden Association (ASBAS) with a copy of a 37-minute film shot on the island in 1952. Of enormous cultural and sentimental value, the frames of the film reveal many faces and landscapes...

Gustavialoppet 2004 Gustavialoppet 2004 Wednesday, 07 April 2004

The 14th edition of the Gustavialoppet, or “race of Gustavia” in Swedish, was held this year, as is the annual tradition, in commemoration of the island’s period of Swedish rule from 1784 to 1878...

EMANCIPATION- THE NEW OVERSEAS... EMANCIPATION- THE NEW OVERSEAS... Today at 07:49 pm

On February 7, 2007, all the necessary administrative approvals necessary were finally obtained and the island of Saint Barthelemy, to date a Commune of the island of Guadeloupe, which in turn is a Department of France, became an Overseas Collectivity of France. We are no longer officially part of G...

Whose dream is it anyway? Whose dream is it anyway? Tuesday, 01 April 2008

Last weekend it seemed like everything on the island was for sale. Part of the Carl Gustav hotel has already met the wrecker’s ball and a lot of the beds, chairs, and assorted articles were for sale, as the hotel makes way for a facelift of the public areas and adds a new “royal suite” above what wi...

Carnival Parades Carnival Parades Tuesday at 03:48 pm

In keeping with the island’s Carnival traditions, the group “la Pointe en Mouvement” paraded through the streets of Gustavia in pajamas on the Monday evening before Mardi Gras. The next day, the big “Fat Tuesday” parade took place under cloudy skies where periods of sun alternated with rain showers....

Lots of tourists in spite of a... Lots of tourists in spite of a... Thursday, 05 February 2004

The tourist season got off to a good start with enough visitors to keep everybody happy. Like every year for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, hotels were overflowing and the villas were all rented. As for the month of January, things were as expected with occupancy rates averaging 60%...

Keep on smilin' Keep on smilin' Yesterday at 05:12 pm

There have been a lot of meetings in town lately. One of them was called by the local Lion's Club, a well-intentioned group ready to launch a new campaign to get everybody to start smiling a little more around here. The idea is that people aren't always too civil towards one another any more...

St Barth Music Festival 2010 St Barth Music Festival 2010 Monday at 08:59 pm

The 26th annual St Barth Music Festival — January 12-20, 2010— has some spectacular concerts on tap. An opening night gift from festival director Frances Debroff, the first night’s Mozart concert...


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