Telecommunications & News - St. Barts
Staying in touch with the latest news, St. Barts' as well as international, shouldn't be too difficult while vacationing there. For a taste of the local French news, St. Barts' official language, pick up a copy of Le Journal de St. Barth, a weekly publication offering all the latest happenings on the island. Immersing yourself in the local culture can be fun, but if you're unable to read French, don't worry, there are other ways of keeping up with the news. St. Barts prints a number of monthly, biannual, or annual, magazines geared towards visitors. Usually featuring both French and English articles, these publications are often free and contain information useful for the St. Barts tourist, such as restaurants, points of interest, and cultural news. St. Barts tourist centers and magazine shops may also carry some of the more well-known international newspapers.
If you prefer an online source of news, St. Barts telecommunications are equipped to hook up short-term visitors with a temporary internet connection. The service is offered by Power Antilles, a local provider based on the French side of St. Martin, who will set up any laptop with an account. From there, just about any news, St. Barts or otherwise, is at your fingertips.
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