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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: April 7, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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April 7-13, 2008
Copyright 2008


ST. JOHN


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ST. JOHN, VI


The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands


Pick-up Truck
Accident on
South Shore Road
This white 4x4 Chevy pick-up truck
was traveling southbound on South
Shore Road when it ran off the road
and rolled over in Guinea Gut just past
Guinea Grove Apartments across from
the Westin Resort on Friday night, April
4. The driver was transported to Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health
Center.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


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The Antilles School Hurricanes score their third run on a passed ball against the St. Thomas All Stars during
the second inning of the championship game of the 12th annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament on
Sunday afternoon, April 6. The tournament featured teams from St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Tortola.


Unity Group
Files Federal
Lawsuit on

Revaluation
Page 3
The Beach Bar's
Allan MacPhee
Apologizes for
Tax Fraud Case
Page 5
Opposition

Threatened

Reparations

Discussion
Page 6
New Education
Commissioner
Terry Seeking
Public Input
Page 12
Gaylord Sprauve
Urges Talks with
U.S. Congress on
Land for School
Page 8







2 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008


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The island's senior citizens are thrilled to soon have a new permanent home for their
senior center at the George Simmonds Terrace, above.




Senior Center Now Slated To Open in April


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
A new gathering place and activities center which
was originally promised to island seniors by the end
of February is now scheduled to open this month at
the George Simmonds Terrace housing community.
The approximately 36 seniors who attended weekly
activities were displaced from their Calabash Boom
V.I. Department of Human Services (DHS) Senior
Center more than a year ago due to Reliance Housing
Foundation's construction of affordable housing.
The new senior center at George Simmonds Terrace
in Estate Adrian is undergoing "cosmetic mainte-
nance," according to Government House spokesper-
son Julia Watthey, including cleaning, exterminating,
painting and furnishing.
"It is moving forward and the hope is to open it as
soon as possible," said Watthey.
Governor John deJongh announced in his January
State of the Territory Address that a lease was signed
between the V.I. Housing Authority and DHS for the
new facility. Activities at the center will focus on arts
and crafts, cooking and recreation. The seniors also


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hope is to open it as soon as
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"The senior citizens are
thrilled to get their own place
again."
Jean Greaux,
Government House spokesperson


take field trips to cultural events, and DHS provides
lunch and arranges transportation. Senior activities
have been temporarily housed at the John's Folly
Learning Institute and DHS multi-purpose build-
ing in Cruz Bay, according to Government House
spokesperson Jean Greaux.
"The senior citizens are thrilled to get their own
place again," said Greaux.


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Local Chamber Chapter Meeting April 15
St. John Tradewinds
There will be a St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas-St. John
Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m.
at St. Ursula's multipurpose center in Cruz Bay. Chamber mem-
bers, potential members and interested parties are invited to attend.
The meeting will end promptly at 6:30 p.m.

St. John Singers Spring Concert April 13
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Singers will present their annual spring concert at
Emmaus Moravian Church on Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
The featured guest artist is Lawrence O. "Larry" Benjamin, the
former director of the Caribbean Chorale and the National Guard
Band. A baritone known for his rich and steady voice, Benjamin
will sing "The Lord's Prayer" and several other solos as well as
conduct the choir on one of his original compositions, an arrange-
ment of the text of the 23rd Psalm.
It's appropriate that Benjamin should perform in Coral Bay, ex-
plained choir director John Cahill.
"He has family there," said Cahill. "He used to play there when
he was young. Guy Benjamin is his godfather."
The choir will perform spirituals, folksongs and selections by
American composers, including Norman Dello Joio and Leonard
Bernstein.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students and will be avail-
able at the door.

JFLI Anniversary Celebration Is April 19
St. John Tradewinds
Come celebrate the 12th anniversary of the John's Folly Learn-
ing Institute on Saturday, April 19, at the learing center. Delegate
to Congress Donna Christensen will be the guest speaker and, as
always, no one will go away hungry. See you there!

Historical Society To Host Potluck Dinner
at Season's Final Meeting on April 19
St. John Tradewinds
Residents are invited to the St. John Historical Society's potluck
supper on Saturday, April 19, at the Bethany Moravian Church at
5 p.m. Come hear about the island's past from society historian
Elroy Sprauve and a number of St. John elders and culture bear-
ers, and learn of Virgin Islands Carnival traditions from professor
Robert Nicholls. This is the society's final meeting of the season.
Nicholls, of the University of the Virgin Islands, will present a
slide show on Masquerade and Carnival Traditions in the Virgin
Islands at 6:30 p.m. following a short business meeting, where
members will vote on the society's slate of officers and directors
for the coming year.
Nicholls is a cultural anthropologist who has studied both West
Indian and African traditions of music, dance and masquerade for
many years. He is the author of Old Time Masquerading in the
U.S. Virgin Islands, published by the V.I. Humanities Council,
and Remarkable Big Trees of the Virgin Islands.
Guests are asked to bring a potluck dish, but no alcohol. SJHS
will provide drinks, plates and utensils. Everyone is welcome.

Public Input To Be Gathered
at Constitutional Convention Forums
St. John Tradewinds
Informational public forums led by St. John residents Paul
Devine and Ronnie Jones are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Julius
E. Sprauve School on April 24, May 29, June 27 and July 17. The
forums are intended to gather public input and to provide updates
on what is happening with the Fifth Constitutional Convention. All
input will be sent to Constitutional Convention delegates.








St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008 3



V.I. Unity Day Files Suit Against Government Over Property Revaluations


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After months of worried talk and
tense review of the court mandated
territory-wide property tax revalu-
ation program, the VI. Unity Day
Group filed suit in U.S. District
Court against the V.I. govern-
ment on behalf of all taxpayers on
Wednesday, April 2.
Property tax rates have been
frozen at the 1998 rate since 2003
when a federal judge ruled the
government was assessing values
illegally.
At that time the District Court
ordered the VI. government to
revaluate every commercial and
residential property throughout the
territory and create a new taxation
system. Stateside based consul-
tant BearingPoint was contracted
by the government to conduct the
revaluation program, which it has
been doing for the past two years.


The lawsuit filed last week by
St. Thomas based Attorney James
Derr which names the govern-
ment of the Virgin Islands and VI.
Tax Assessor Roy Martin in his
official capacity as defendants -
alleges that BearingPoint did not
conduct a fair revaluation.
Numerous Properties
Not Assessed
Plaintiffs list a number of is-
sues with BearingPoint's revalu-
ation from numerous properties
not even being assessed or taxed,
to poorly trained data collectors
which resulted in information be-
ing collected in a "haphazard, in-
consistent and arbitrary manner."
Other properties were described
and classified incorrectly and sim-
ilar properties with similar values
were assessed at drastically differ-
ent amounts, according to the suit.
"There are wild and inexplicable
discrepancies in these revaluations,


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Love City youth had the ear of the V.I.
Legislature's Committee on Housing, Sports and
Veterans Affairs for more than four hours at a
Thursday evening, April 3, hearing at the St. John
Legislature building.
The St. John Commission on Youth working
in conjunction with St. John Administrator Leona
Smith discussed the poor conditions of several
of the island's recreational facilities, and presented
their video, "St. John From the Perspective of Our
Youth."
Several community members also testified regard-
ing the deteriorating Pine Peace basketball court,
ball fields and V.I. Department of Housing, Parks
and Recreation building in Cruz Bay. The commit-
tee meeting was called on St. John as a direct result
of St. John Commission on Youth Chairman Paul
Devine's request, according to the legislative com-
mittee's chair, Senator Celestino White.
"The committee was extremely anxious to make
this meeting a reality," said White.
Send Youth Different Message
The adult members of the Youth Commission
testified to the character of the commission's youth
members. Lydia Jetson urged senators to listen to
what the teenagers had to say, and expressed her
wishes for a continued dialogue.
Love City youth have told Bonny Corbeil the
government doesn't do a thing for them, she
explained.
"We have to send them a different message," said
Corbeil. "These kids have incredible awareness
and leadership abilities."
Several community members testified regarding
the lack of change they've seen in the island's
recreational facilities from the time they were


probably more so on St. John than
any other island," said Derr. "You
see some properties being taxed
at wildly different rates and some
properties not being taxed at all."
The suit questions Bearing-
Point's computer model used to
generate the values, alleging the
model was not properly designed,
calibrated, tested, or confirmed by
International Association of As-
sessing Officers as required by the
court mandate.
Violation of U.S. Constitution
Property values are so incor-
rect the plaintiffs allege their U.S.
Constitutional rights have been
violated.
"The methods used in assess-
ing the value of real property in
the Virgin Islands are so flawed
and fundamentally erroneous as
to constitute a violation of the Due
Process clause of the Fourteenth
Amendment to the Constitution


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam


Residents of all ages attended last
week's senate committee meeting.


children.
"When I was growing up, I used the same facili-
ties we're using right now," said Elroy Hill. "These
problems have been going on for years. This didn't
happen yesterday."
Ronnie Jones, who left island for 23 years and
returned just a few years ago, admitted that Love
City has problems when it comes to recreational
facilities, and encouraged senators to help make
today's youth feel proud of where they come
from.
Where Are the Villagers?
Myrtle Barry, who owns the E&C Service Station
overlooking the Pine Peace basketball court, told
senators that as soon as it begins to rain, the chil-
dren must end their basketball game and they have
nowhere to go.
"Children want sports," said Barry. "It's a very
healthy thing for them to do. But there is no indoor
sports facility, and the devil has work for idle
Continued on Page 26


of the United States," according to
the suit.
BearingPoint used different for-
mulas and base amounts for each
of the islands in the territory, plain-
tiffs allege in the suit.
Similar Properties Assigned
Different Values
Plaintiffs allege some proper-
ties on St. John with single-family
rental units are classified as com-
mercial, while others are classi-
fied as residential as are similar
properties with rental units on St.
Thomas and St. Croix.
Having similar properties with
starkly differing values adds up
to a violation of equal protection
under law as spelled out in the the
Fourteenth Amendment to U.S.
Constitution, according to the law-
suit.
"As a result of this arbitrary and
discriminatory classification of
properties, certain high-end prop-
erties on St. John are taxed at a
rate approximately twice that of
other similar types of properties
elsewhere in the Virgin Islands,"
according to the suit.
All the plaintiffs are looking for
is a fair taxation system, which
doesn't arbitrarily set values, ex-
plained Derr.
Seeking Fair System
"What they are trying to get out
of this is a system for assessing
properties that ends up being fair
and accurate," said the attorney.
"That is certainly not the case with
the one they are trying to put in
place."
The suit also alleges illegal tax


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rates for timeshare units which, ac-
cording to the suit, are four times
the rate applied to other residential
properties. This is another viola-
tion of the equal protection clause
of the Fourteenth Amendment of
the U.S. Constitution.
Since BearingPoint has refused
to reveal details of its computer
model, it remains uncertain if an
entire new revaluation is needed,
or if the current flawed system can
be fixed, Derr explained.
"We don't know if the work that
BearingPoint did is capable of be-
ing fixed or not," said Derr. "They
are refusing to give out the infor-
mation on their raw data. So until
we get someone who knows what
they are doing to look at that, we
just don't know."
Representing All Taxpayers
Since the VI. Code allows for
any taxpayer in the Virgin Islands
to maintain an action for all tax-
payers, the suit basically covers
all taxpaying residents of the ter-
ritory.
"It's like a super class action
suit without having all of the class
certifications," said Derr. "You get
all of the benefits with none of the
disadvantages."
Residents who agree with allega-
tions and want to join the suit have
two options, the attorney added.
"People who want to can sit back
and see what happens or they can
go ahead and file their own action
and we would ask U.S. District
Court Judge (Curtis) Gomez to
consolidate all of the cases," Derr
said.



INDEX
Business Directory .............23
Church Schedules ..............24
Classified Ads .....................27
Crisis Center Connection ...21
Crossword Puzzler .............24
Ferry Schedules .................24
Horoscopes......................... 25
Letters ......................... 8-19
Obituaries ......................... 20
Police Log ..................... 25
Real Estate ...................28-31
Rhythm & Views ................10
Wha's Happ'nin' ........ ..4.......



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4 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008


Minor Arrested on Numerous Charges


Stemming From Two Separate Incidents


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department offi-
cers took into custody on March
25 a 16-year-old boy, charging
him with a slew of crimes stem-
ming from two separate incidents.
The minor, whose name was not
released by the VIPD because he
is a juvenile, was charged with
first degree robbery, first degree
assault, grand larceny, possession
of stolen property, intimidation,
aiding and abetting and kidnap-
ping.
The 16-year-old was allegedly
involved in two crimes. The first
incident was on June 20, 2007,
when he and another minor, along
with Leonard Liburd, Gregson
Simon and Donahue Pitman alleg-


edly forcefully pulled a 12-year-
old boy from the Bellevue afford-
able housing community into their
truck, threw him into a garbage
bin and held a knife to his neck.
The second incident was on
February 10, when the 16-year-
old and several other minors
assaulted an intoxicated man in
the early morning hours near the
Lumberyard and stole the man's
bag of personal items.
Liburd, Simon and Pitman
appeared before V.I. Superior
Court Judge Leon Kendall in Feb-
ruary in the kidnapping case, and
all three none of whom had a
criminal record were released
on their own recognizance.
The defendants in the case
told Kendall they were playing


a friendly game and having a
water balloon fight with the vic-
tim and his friends, while the
victim claimed he was dragged
into the truck, and his mouth was
covered by Liburd's hand as he
screamed for help.
In his affidavit, the victim said
he was thrown into a garbage bin
and a knife was held to his neck
during the attack, and he claimed
one of the defendants fired a shot-
gun into the air. The defendants'
stories varied from one another,
according to published reports.
Three minors have already been
arrested in the second incident
on February 10, when the group
allegedly assaulted an intoxicated
man walking in the area of the
Lumberyard, breaking his nose.


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Bordeaux Villas Group Dwelling

Permit Approval Expected "Shortly"


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Department of Planning and
Natural Resources officials are
close to issuing a group dwelling
permit for a controversial pro-
posed Bordeaux Mountain condo-
minium project.
Property owners Scott Hum-
phrey and Eric Munson, rep-
resented by project architect
Michael Milne of Barefoot Ar-
chitects Inc., requested a group
dwelling permit to construct 16
four-bedroom units in four clus-
ters of four attached buildings, a
gym and pool on about five acres
of land on Bordeaux overlooking
Coral Bay.
The proposed development,
which is located in the island's Tier


2 and not subject to the approval
of the St. John Coastal Zone Man-
agement Committee, was initially
given the green light in October
2007, when DPNR's Division of
Comprehensive and Coastal Zone
Planning director Wanda Mills-
Bocachica confirmed the project's
imminent approval.
Almost six months later, DPNR
officials and the developers are
still negotiating a list of special
conditions which were to be at-
tached to the approved group
dwelling permit.
At a Senator at Large Carmen
Wesselhoft-sponsored Town Hall
meeting on March 26, Mills-Bo-
cachica again confirmed the up-
coming approval of the permit.
"We are going to proceed with


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St. Johnians!
Deepest Sympathy to Families
Who Have Lost a Loved One
When someone passes on St. John, it touches
everyone. Miss Nancy Gotwalt, a pillar of our
Lutheran Church, has lost her mother; Sonny,
Miss Lillian Smith's son, has gone; Miss Dorothy


the Bordeaux project because
there are so many loopholes,"
Mills-Bocachica said at the meet-
ing.
The planning director, however,
said she would hold off on the ap-
proval until the special conditions
were hammered out to everyone's
satisfaction.
"I'm not going to approve it un-
til I'm satisfied," said Mills-Bo-
cachica. "Until they get it right,
we're not approving it."
It looks like the developers are
getting close to getting it "right,"
according to DPNR spokesperson
Jamal Nielsen.
"They have resumed talks and
are finalizing an agreement now,"
Nielsen said. "We're expecting an
agreement shortly."


by Sis Frank


Hendricks has passed; Kate Norfleet's mother has
also gone.
Congrats to Julia Hogroian
St. Johnian Antilles School student was the
top finisher in the annual territorial Math Counts
and now advances to the national competition in
Denver in May!
Another ADDY Winner
I only mentioned MaLinda Media and Kate
Norfleet, but forgot Eloise Anderson and Bill
Stelzer of Red Sunset Publishing LLC and their
staff. Big congratulations!


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St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008 5


Friends of V.I. National Park

To Host Earth Day 2008 Events


St. John Tradewinds
Friends of Virgin Islands
National Park is excited to
host Earth Day 2008, which
will kick off with a presenta-
tion based on Al Gore's slide
show on climate change and
updated from his documentary,
"An Inconvenient Truth."
The slideshow will be pre-
sented by Kent Taylor, a volun-
teer trained by Al Gore and The
Climate Project, at St. John
School of the Arts on Friday,
April 11, at 7 p.m.
Earth Day celebrations will
continue with the Friends' an-
nual Earth Day Environmental
Fair on Tuesday, April 15, from
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the V.I.
National Park Ball Field in
Cruz Bay. This event is free
and open to the public.
Join organizers for hands-on
eco-activities, environmental
and recycling demonstrations,
and science and "earth art" ex-
hibits. Participants can learn
about alternative energies and


landscaping with native plants,
participate in simulated arche-
ology digs, and much more!
There will be live music and
snacks and goodies for kids.
All St. John schools have
been invited to attend.
The Earth Day Fair will be
followed by beach and trail
cleanups on Saturday and Sun-
day, April 19 and 20. Partici-
pants of the Friends' Adopt-A-
Beach/Trail program are asked
to remove debris from their ad-
opted beach/trail as part of an
island-wide cleanup.
The Adopt-A-Beach/Trail
program encourages volunteer
groups to adopt a site and be-
come responsible for keeping
it clean. Anyone interested in
adopting a beach/trail orjoining
the Friends for a beach cleanup
of Drunk Bay Saturday, April
19, should contact the Friends
at 779-4940.
Volunteers are needed. Those
interested should call Kristen
at the Friends.


SJSA Raffle Drawing Set for May 16
St. John Tradewinds
Instead of hosting a major fundraiser this year, the St. John
School of the Arts will have a raffle drawing at its student music
recital on Friday, May 16, at the art school.
Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win some great prizes
including a one week stay on Fire Island, New York, a two night
stay at the Westin Resort and Villas and a two night stay at the Sand
Castle Hotel on Jost Van Dyke. One lucky person will win a 60 sec-
ond steal at Starfish Market. Other raffle prizes are available.
Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased from any SJSA student.
Residents do not have to be present to win.


Beach Bar Owner Allan MacPhee


Apologizes in Ad For Tax Fraud


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The Beach Bar owner Allan
MacPhee formally apologized for
his crimes of tax evasion and
structuring deposits in a legal
notice which ran twice last week
in The Virgin Islands Daily News.
The local businessman pled guilty
in October 2007 to four counts of
a 20-count indictment charging
him with filing false tax returns
and structuring.
It was unclear whether the pub-
lic apology was required as part
of MacPhee's plea agreement or
would affect his sentencing, and
as of press time, the Department
of Justice (DOJ) did not return
phone calls seeking more infor-
mation.
The charges stemmed from
violations committed during tax
years 2000 through 2005, when
MacPhee willfully filed false
income tax returns, self employ-
ment tax returns and Virgin
Islands gross receipts tax returns
by omitting income earned from
the Beach Bar.
"MacPhee kept two sets of books
for the Beach Bar, one containing
the true and correct gross income
of the business, and the other
containing a reduced amount of
income, which the accountant
received to prepare tax returns,"
according to a DOJ press release
issued in October.
The Beach Bar owner paid
approximately $446,000 less in


taxes than he should have during
the five year period. MacPhee
pled guilty to one count of income
tax evasion for filing a false tax
return with the V.I. Bureau of
Internal Revenue relating to
income received from the Beach
Bar, one count of filing a false
gross receipts tax return with the
V.I. BIR, one count of tax eva-
sion for filing a false tax return
with the Internal Revenue Service
related to his self-employment
taxes and one count of structuring
bank deposits below $10,000 to
evade currency transaction reports
filed by financial institutions.
Imprisonment, Fines
The maximum penalty for the
four counts each of which is a
felony totals $605,000 in fines
and 16 years in prison.
"As a result of my actions, I
could be sentenced to a term of
imprisonment and will also forfeit


hundreds of thousands of dollars
in property to the government,"
MacPhee said in last week's pub-
lic apology.
The IRS investigation of
MacPhee culminated on
November 17, 2005, when IRS
agents swarmed into MacPhee's
apartment just above the Beach
Bar with guns drawn to serve a
search warrant on the bar and
its owner's home. At the time,
the local businessman explained
away the charges by saying he
purchased a truck with checks
from two different bank accounts
and cash.
"I deeply apologize to my fam-
ily, friends, customers of the
Beach Bar, and to the people of
the U.S. Virgin Islands and to
the citizens of the United States
of America, for failing to follow
its tax laws," MacPhee said in the
last week's legal notices.


NOTICE
On October 17, 2007, I, Allan MacPhee, owner of the BEACH BAR/BEACH CAFE in
Wharfside Village in Cruz Bay, St John, pled guilty to one countof income tax evasion for
filing a false tax return with the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue related to my
income from the BEACH BAR: one count of filing a false gross receipts tax return with the
Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue; one count of tax evasion related to filing a
false tax return with the Internal Revenue Service related to my self-employment taxes;
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ACRRA Transfer Day Presentation Almost Cancelled Due to Opposition


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As residents across the territory
observed the 91st anniversary of
Transfer Day on Monday, March
31, about 75 residents attended a
presentation questioning the true
meaning of the holiday the previ-
ous night at the Julius E. Sprauve
School.
Each year the territory marks the
day in 1917 when Denmark sold
these islands to the United States
for $25 million with various cer-
emonies and observances.
On Sunday evening, March 30,
members of the African Caribbean
Reparations and Resettlement Al-
liance (ACRRA), a subcommit-
tee of the Caribbean Institute for
a New Humanity, presented "The
Truth About Transfer Day," a dis-
cussion about slavery and its dev-
astating after effects.
The Transfer Day presentation
almost didn't happen, however,
when circulation of a 19th-century
era poster depicting post Civil War
African American stereotypes used
to announce the talk apparently
offended some St. John residents
who phoned island administrator
Leona Smith and Governor John
deJongh asking for the event to be
cancelled.
"Before we could even gather
or assemble this evening, forces
in this community were working
against this taking place," said


Shelley Moorhead, founder of
ACRRA. "We got a call from the
administrator's office inquiring
about the image on the poster and
saying that the Coral Bay Commu-
nity Council was offended by the
image."
"They thought this forum should
not be allowed in the Julius E.
Sprauve School," Moorhead said.
A few days later, the governor's
office called JESS urging the can-
cellation of the event, Moorhead
explained.
"A few days later we received
information that the governor's of-
fice, via the St. John Administra-
tor's office, contacted the school
with the intention of having the
event cancelled," he said.
Despite the two phone numbers
and an email address listed on the
poster, no one from the CBCC
tried to contact ACRRA, explained
Moorhead.
"Had there been any questions,
someone should have called me,"
Moorhead said. "Not one person
called to inquire about tonight's
presentation."
Moorhead did not draw the post-
er and used it intentionally to stir
interest in the event, according to
the founder of ACRRA.
"This graphic didn't originate
here I didn't draw it," said
Moorhead. "It was sent to me by
a Danish educator. The image ap-
pears in a text book in Denmark


used to teach the history of slavery
in the Danish West Indies."
"This is something that origi-
nated in Denmark and for a group
to seek to prevent the use of this
image, that is the true outrage and
what is truly appalling," Moorhead
said. "Our goal was to provoke
thought and I'm glad we did."
The ACRRA movement is not
based in intimidation or hate, but
in open and honest discussion,
Moorhead explained.
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based in hatred, racism or revenge.
We've taken a very balanced view
of this."
"Who would seek to prevent
an open and honest discussion,"
Moorhead questioned. "I'm seek-
ing to present the truth and have an
open and honest discussion about
race. People who want to prevent
that should be ashamed of them-
selves."
JESS Principal Mario Francis
intervened on ACRRA's behalf
ensuring the presentation would
occur, according to Moorhead.
"We would not be here tonight
without Mario Francis' stance for
us," he said.
ACRRA members do not un-
derstand why anyone would try to
prevent the forum about Transfer
Day from occurring and are con-
cerned about their constitutional
rights being infringed.
"Certainly we're outraged about
this and we don't understand,"
said Moorhead. "We want some
answers. We have concerns about
our constitutional right to assem-


ble and our constitutional right to
freedom of speech."
"We are very concerned that in
2008, we are seeking to have an
open and honest dialogue to me-
morialize these events and provide
education with the hopes of mov-
ing towards healing," the ACRRA
founder said. "We are very, very
troubled that our government
would seek to interfere with the
affairs of the community and the
non-profit sector. At this point we
are weighing whether a lawsuit
would be appropriate."
Founded in 2004, ACRRA
aims to address the numerous
unresolved slavery-related issues
which exist between the people of
the Caribbean, Europe and Africa.
In 2005, a delegation consisting of
members of ACRRA and govern-
ment officials traveled to Denmark
and met with dignitaries regarding
reparations for the European coun-
try's 175-year history of slavery in
the West Indies.
The conference resulted in the
historic Memorandum of Under-
standing which established a V.I./
Denmark Joint Reparations Task
Force co-chaired by ACRRA and
the Danish Institute for Human
Rights. The document is the first
time the Danes have acknowl-
edged their role in the slave trade.
ACRRA members have trav-
eled around the globe addressing
and consulting on the reparations
movement, but their efforts have
been largely thwarted locally, ac-
cording to Moorhead.
Despite a V.I. Senate appropria-
tion to fund a second trip to Den-
mark, ACRRA has received no
funds, Moorhead explained.
"There is no funding for us," he
said. "There are appropriations for
auto racing, for Christmas lights
and for dogs and cats to be spayed.
But $35,000 for us to go to Den-
mark not there."
"This movement has not been
given respect by this administra-
tion," Moorhead said.


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"You take a people from their land, their spirituality, their
God and destroy their habits, their institutes of learning,
their language, their occupations and transport them
across the horrors of the Atlantic Ocean for 170 years in the
bellies of ships in shackles and chains, to the tune of some
200,000 African souls. And those who got here were the
fortunate ones. Those who were unfortunate, they perished
during that middle passage. That is the V.I. holocaust."
Shelley Moorhead, founder
African Caribbean Reparations and Resettlement Alliance (ACRRA)




No Self-determination for V.I. Residents

During Sale of Islands, Says Moorhead


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When the Danes sold the Vir-
gin Islands to the United States in
1917 for $25 million, the residents
living on these shores had no say
in the matter, Shelley Moorhead,
founder of the African Caribbean
Reparation and Resettlement Al-
liance (ACRRA) told about 75
people at a "Truth About Trans-
fer Day" forum at the Julius E.
Sprauve School cafeteria on Sun-
day evening, March 30.
The event was presented on the
eve of Transfer Day, which marks
the actual date of the sale of the
islands and is commemorated as a
territorial holiday with all schools
and government offices closed.
The ACRRA forum, however,
allowed for a closer look at the
holiday through the eyes of Virgin
Islands residents at the time of the
sale of their home.
Looking Through Native Prism
"We understand the strategic
importance of these islands to the
United States," said Moorhead.
"We understand that these islands
ceased to be profitable to the King-
dom of Denmark and that there
were a number of events which led
to the transfer or sale of these is-
lands and the people here."
"We have chosen to look at this
event from the perspective of na-
tive Virgin Islanders," Moorhead
said.
Denmark outlawed slavery in the
islands in 1846, so by the time the
V.I. was sold to the United States,
the native islanders were free citi-
zens.
When the Danes sold the Vir-
gin Islands to the United States
- where in 1917 Jim Crow laws
were in place, basically extending


Iradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Shelley Moorhead

slavery there was a distinction
made between residents of African
descent and those of European de-
cent, Moorhead explained.
No Rights for Africans
"In the treaty of the sale, no
rights or privileges were afforded
to Africans who were called
'inhabitants' in these islands,"
he said. "Only rights and privi-
leges were given to Europeans and
Americans. There were 100,000
free inhabitants African men,
women and children living on
these shores, but they weren't rep-
resented."
"The truth about Transfer Day
is that there was no consultation
whatsoever of that native popula-
tion," Moorhead continued. "Their
inalienable right to self-determina-
tion was violated. That is a crime
against humanity."
Ninety-one years after being
sold to the United States, Virgin
Islanders are still not afforded the
right to self-determination, said
Moorhead.
"There has been no repair since


the sale of these islands," said the
ACRRA founder. "Our destiny is
still in the hands of another nation.
Our self-determination has been
circumvented."
Still No Self-determination
While many people in the Virgin
Islands support Senator Barack
Obama's bid to become the Demo-
cratic candidate for president, no
one in the islands can express their
support, Moorhead explained.
"We give our applause for Ba-
rack Obama, but not one of us
can vote for him," said Moorhead.
"Our Delegate to Congress has no
vote on our behalf. She has no real
power and we have no real repre-
sentation."
"We have no voice," he contin-
ued. "This is how the world sees
you and until we receive the re-
pair we need in our identity and
our politics and our community,
they will continue to see you that
way."
Although slavery has been out-
lawed in the Virgin Islands for
more than 60 years, there has
been no repair to the descendants
of people who suffered so horri-
bly under the shackles of colonial
powers, according to Moorhead.
The V.I. Holocaust
"You take a people from their
land, their spirituality, their God
and destroy their habits, their in-
stitutes of learning, their language,
their occupations and transport
them across the horrors of the
Atlantic Ocean for 170 years in
the bellies of ships in shackles
and chains, to the tune of some
200,000 African souls," said the
ACRRA founder. "And those who
got here were the fortunate ones.
Those who were unfortunate, they
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In their quest for land for a new school, St. John
community members should not even bother talking
to National Park Service representatives, Gaylord
Sprauve told about 75 people gathered at a "Truth
About Transfer Day," presentation on March 30 at the
Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria.
An educator and civic leader, Sprauve was part of
the African Caribbean Reparations and Resettlement
Alliance-sponsored Transfer Day event which took
a closer look at local history and current events (see
pages 6, 7 and 9 for related articles.)
While the need for a school is unquestionable, resi-
dents should appeal to the U.S. Congress and not dis-
cuss the issue with NPS officials, Sprauve explained.
"There is no doubt in anyone's mind there is a need
for a new location for an educational facility on St.
John," said Sprauve. "As much as there is a need, it's
my hope that you who are supportive of the idea of
V.I. National Park land being part of that, that you
will not settle for anything other than what is appro-
priate."
Not Another Acre To Park
"Some people have been talking about a land swap
which I am totally against," Sprauve continued. "We
ought not to give another acre of land to the National
Park. Leave the cays alone."
The unique status of the Virgin Islands, that of an
unincorporated territory, means the islands are un-
der the authority of the U.S. Congress, according to
Sprauve.
"What we want needs to come from congress, not
from the park," he said. "We are an unincorporated
territory deemed to be property of the U.S., not a part
of the U.S. Our status puts us under the authority of
congress."
"Lawyers should be arguing our point and call upon
congress, in its plenary authority over the islands, to
decide upon land for a school," Sprauve continued.
"We need not deal with the park. I wish for us to
throw this where it belongs to the Congress of the
United States."
Not Setting a Precedent
The argument that the NPS would be setting a prec-
edent by giving away land makes no sense in this
case, Sprauve explained.
"Don't accept what you hear from the park that
this precedent would affect National Parks across the
states," said Sprauve. "We are not a state so I do not
accept that argument. I urge people to appeal to U.S.
Senators about the special need for land here in St.
John."
A bill to allow the U.S. Department of the Interior
to enter into a long-term lease with the V.I. govern-
ment for land for a school has already passed the U.S.
House of Representatives. The bill has not yet been
heard by the U.S. Senate.
While this alternative is more favorable than a land
swap, according to Sprauve, he initially recommend-
ed a gift or special use permit for the land.
Still Cautious
"I wrote a letter to our Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen outlining my argument," said the educa-
tor. "I recommended a land lease as a last option. I
thought we should first pursue an outright gift of land
and then a use permit."


St. John Iradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


Gaylord Sprauve talks at the "Truth About
Transfer Day" forum.


"But I am still not comfortable," Sprauve continued.
"Look out, machinations in the background working
against the lease agreement."
The tycoon Laurence Rockefeller and the men who
reported to him took advantage of St. John landown-
ers to establish the V.I. National Park in the first place,
according to Sprauve.
"Rockefeller and the people who gathered land on
behalf of Rockefeller benefited from the establish-
ment of the park," Sprauve said. "Many older people,
out of innocence, couldn't negotiate land sales. They
had no experience."
Innocence Lost
"I believe they missed the boat," continued Sprauve.
"They didn't have the vision to see what would unfold
down the line. What is happening on St. John today
has its beginnings in the early period when the old
folks didn't have the ability to see what would take
place in the future."
United States officials instituted some constitution-
al provisions, like setting property taxes and federal
judiciary tenures, yet V.I. residents are not allowed to
enjoy other provisions like voting for president, ex-
plained Sprauve.
"Certain provisions in the U.S. Constitution have
been made applicable, yet 91 years has elapsed and
we still can't vote for president," said the educator.
"Me at my age, I have never participated in a national
election in the United States of America never."
Constitutional Convention Pointless
The Fifth Constitutional Convention, which
could replace the Organic Act, is pointless unless it
changes the status of the Virgin Islands, according to
Sprauve.
"I do not wish to participate in a process that doesn't
reflect what our real needs are," he said. "We are talk-
ing about human rights. Anything that eases this bur-
den of the territories on the U.S., I am not for."
"I do not wish success for the Constitutional Con-
vention," Sprauve continued. "It has failed four times
already, let it fail again."







St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008 9



N'COBRA Founder Defines Elements of Reparations


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Before marking Transfer Day, about 75
people gathered in the Julius E. Sprauve
School cafeteria on Sunday evening, March
30, to hear from three luminary civic lead-
ers about the real history of the territorial
holiday.
The "Truth About Transfer Day," orga-
nized by the African Caribbean Reparations
and Resettlement Alliance (ACRRA), was a
discussion presented on the eve of the 91st
anniversary of Transfer Day, which marks
the date when Denmark sold the islands to
the United States for $25 million.
Queen Mother Dorothy Lewis, founder of
the National Coalition of Blacks for Repa-
rations in America (N'COBRA), outlined
what reparations are and what needs to hap-
pen to actually obtain some form of repair
for the ugly and brutal history of slavery.
Reclaiming History
"Part of repair is reclaiming our history,"
said Lewis, who has addressed the United
Nations and regularly appears in the national
press pushing for slavery reparations. "Part
of this movement is a journey of reclaim-
ing our memory. It was against the law for
slaves to read or write because that was the
road to freedom."
"Now we must reclaim that history," Lew-
is said.
During slavery, African families were torn
apart, family histories were destroyed and
ancestral languages were forbidden, Lewis
explained.
"African families were destroyed," said


Lewis. "When was it fixed? I'm still look-
ing for some of my family members."
"This is not our mother's tongue," the
N'COBRA founder continued. "We lost our
languages. Part of our repair is understand-
ing and reclaiming our language."
Using the term slavery to refer to the hor-
rible conditions to which Africans were sub-
jected softens the history, Lewis explained.
Change Language
"When you talk about slavery, you don't
really get slavery," she said. "We need to
call it the holocaust of African enslavement
to understand the daily terror people en-
dured. In order to hold a people in bondage
you have to do horrible things to instill fear
in them."
"Stop using the word slave," Lewis con-
tinued. "These were African people kept in
bondage. And let's not talk about the Afri-
can slave trade there was no trade."
Consciousness has a lot to do with repair-
ing the damage of slavery, according to
Lewis.
"Part of repair is becoming more con-
scious of who we are and where we are in
time," she said. "We must take charge of our
language."
Many of the ills which plague African
American communities are direct results of
slavery, Lewis explained.
Understanding Roots of Behavior
"The parenting style of many of us has its
roots in slavery," she said. "Beatings were
passed down from generation to generation.
The way we treat each other where does
that come from? We weren't supposed to get


"We've been trying to have
a race conversation since the
end of slavery. You can't talk
about U.S. history without
talking about slavery. We can
go bomb people around the
world, but we can't talk."
Dorothy Lewis, founder of N'COBRA


along."
"Unity could build something," Lewis
continued. "Unity could lead to escape.
Now unity has to be our intention."
Self-transformation is also a large part of
repair, Lewis added.
"We must deal with the personal," said
Lewis. "This is about our own self-transfor-
mation. We need to be engaged."
"We have to get comfortable in our own
skin," she continued. "We must reconcile
in ourselves and understand what slavery
has done to our community. Once we know
where some of these things came from, we'll
be closer to repair."
The reparations movement is deeply root-
ed in emotions, Lewis explained.
"It's all about feelings," she said. "Repair,
reparations, reconciliation it's all the
same movement."
Long Time Coming
N'COBRA and other organizations work-
ing for slavery reparations are simply trying
to prod the world into discussing and ac-


knowledging this ugly history, Lewis said.
"We've been trying to have a race conver-
sation since the end of slavery," she said.
"You can't talk about U.S. history without
talking about slavery. We can go bomb peo-
ple around the world, but we can't talk."
"It's a simple conversation," Lewis con-
tinued. "You don't have to be black to be in
on the conversation."
Although slavery was officially outlawed
by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Consti-
tution in 1865, forms of bondage remain in
place even today, according to Lewis.
Slavery Extended
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servi-
tude, except as a punishment for crime, shall
exist in the United States," Lewis quoted
from the U.S. Constitution. "Who fills our
jails today? Thirty-six of our people a day
are sent to prison and when they come out
they can't vote."
"That is slavery extended," Lewis said.
"There is perpetual psychological warfare,
economic warfare and even physical war-
fare still going on. We must be conscious of
all of these kinds of warfare."
A Vision Is Needed
Knowing what to hope for is another step
along the road to repair, Lewis explained.
"We have to have a vision," said the
N'COBRA founder. "We want a healthy,
happy and thriving people. We want our
families reconnected."
"Some of us want to go back to Africa,"
Lewis said. "What will repair African peo-
ple? That is your job to decide what re-
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V.I. National Park Seeking To Hire


Five Maintenance Workers Locally


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
If you've ever thought about
working for the V.I. National Park,
here's your chance: there are five
temporary maintenance worker
positions available, and VINP
Superintendent Mark Hardgrove
is in favor of hiring locally. Time
is of the essence, however, as the
job openings close on Monday,
April 7.
The temporary positions will
continue through September 20,
and should additional funding
become available, the positions
will extend to one year. Temporary
workers are sometimes hired on
full time, explained Hardgrove.
"We tend to hire our best season-
al employees into the permanent
work force," said Hardgrove. "If
it turns out they love taking good
care of our natural resources here
in the Virgin Islands, we try to hire
those people permanently."
The VINP receives two sets of
funds operation of the National
Park Service money, appropriated
annually by the U.S. Congress,
which pays for 80 percent of the
park's permanent employees, and
project money, for projects done
every five years on a cyclic nature.
The seasonal employee posi-
tions will be funded with project
money.
"We've received funding this
year to work on two separate trail
projects, and then we have a one-
year project fund for the centennial
of the NPS, which allows us to


When you hire from
the V.I., you're get-
ting the best and
the brightest of the
island's talent -
that's exactly what
we need in the NPS."
-Mark Hardgrove,
VINP Superintendent

work on deferred maintenance,"
said Hardgrove. "These positions
will be working on the mainte-
nance backlog in visitor service
areas, and historic cultural resourc-
es and trails. We're trying to staff
any way we can to catch up, espe-
cially during the summer, to get
the park in better condition and
safer for next year's visitors."
Who better to prepare the
island for visitors than those who
already reside here, Hardgrove
continued. The benefits of hiring
locally include having employees
who already have a place to live
and know their way around, he
explained.
"It makes good sense to hire
people who reside on St. John
and St. Thomas," said Hardgrove.
"There's always a risk when you
bring people down: they can't find
affordable housing, or they leave
after their first year here. When
you hire from the V.I., you're get-
ting the best and the brightest of
the island's talent that's exactly


what we need in the NPS."
Hiring locally is one of the ini-
tiatives Hardgrove tackled imme-
diately when he assumed his role
as VINP superintendent in July
2007.
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"Locals tend to stay with us," he
said. "They're the ambassadors of
the V.I. National Park. Recruiting
from the local community just
makes sense."
In fact, the VINP recently chose
not to fill an electrician position
when no local residents applied,
Hardgrove added. The VINP will
soon try again to fill that position,
and will seek to hire a mason, so
residents should keep their eyes
open for those job postings.
Residents interested in applying
for the seasonal maintenance work-
er positions must do so online, and
local residents should not be scared
away by the process, explained
VINP Chief of Administration
Cynthia Kretzschmarl.
"Locals get bogged down in the
process, but this is an excellent
opportunity for locals to apply and
have a good chance of getting the
job," said Kretzschmarl. "We will
have a better shot at hiring some-
one locally if residents will just
apply."
The maintenance worker job
description can be picked up at the
VINP visitor's center in Cruz Bay.
The job posting can be found a
www.usajobs.gov by searching for
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Constitutional Convention's Taxation,
Finance & Commerce Meeting April 10
St. John Tradewinds
The taxation, finance and commerce committee of the Fifth
Constitutional Convention will meet on Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m.
at the St. John Legislature building. Everyone is welcome to attend
the hearing. For more information, contact committee chair Robert
Schuster at 690-9357 or 773-1095.

SJSA To Present Comedy Show April 18
St. John Tradewinds
St. John School of the Arts will present Executive Monkeys, a
comedy improvisation show, on Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets
will be available at the door for $10. This is the show's seventh year
at the Arts School.
The very funny trio includes Matt Donnelly, Stephen Boothe,
Jim Festante and special guest Rebekka Johnson. The trio has been
performing their successful show THREAT at the People's Improv
Theatre in New York City for the past four years. Johnson starred
in four seasons of MTV's Boiling Points, CW's Schooled, and NBC
Law and Order: Criminal Intent.
Donnelly most notably inducted Maurice Jones-Drew into the
Fantasy Hall of Fame in a national ESPN commercial and appeared in
several episodes of All My Children and General Hospital. Festante
helped launch the Political Video site Slate V.com this year.
Come for fun, laughs and the hysterical, show stopping hit rendition
of "El Burro De Muerte The Donkey of Death."

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St. John Tradewinds
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$60,000 of financial support for
a bachelor's degree to graduat-
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territory, or to University of
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sophomores who are presently
enrolled, or plan to enroll, in the
3-2 Engineering Program (elec-
trical engineering).
Students must be U.S. citi-
zens or residents with no crimi-
nal record. The scholarship also


provides $20,000 for associate's
degrees in electrical engineering
technology, electronics engineer-
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The application is available at
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C. McFarlane Scholarship link
under "Welcome." The applica-
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should be submitted by April 15.
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at WAPA's business office in
Cruz Bay, or can be mailed to
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of coconuts and seagrape leaves.


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Youth with Past and Manhattan


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Island youth last month had the opportunity to
not only connect with their past, but to connect
with students their age on a similar-sized island -
Manhattan.
Former Guy Benjamin School kindergarten teacher
Jill Olesker and her longtime friend and colleague
Maureen Mullen brought the two islands together
with their "North Meets South" program, aimed at
encouraging St. John students to delve into their
pasts, and to share those pasts with students at New
York's Friends Seminary School.
Olesker felt a strong connection to St. John after her
year on island as a teacher, and wanted to share the
island's rich culture and history, explained Mullen.
"We both were just very inspired to see if there was
a way we could connect the schools in New York
and the schools in St. John, because we felt there was
so much that students in both places could learn,"
said Mullen. "The students in New York are always
floored to think there's a Caribbean island about the
size of Manhattan. It's really important that kids are
learning about the fact that St. John is a vital place -
not just a tourist attraction."
Sharing Family Traditions
The connection between the two islands began in
January when Olesker visited St. John, bringing with
her photos of the New York students for island third
graders to get a sense of who they would be sharing
with. Students in both New York and St. John were
asked to interview local elders about their traditions.
"It was a way for children to pay attention to the
richness in their own family life, but also by writing
it down, all the classes learned about each other's
family traditions and connections to the land," said
Mullen.


Olesker then returned to St. John in March with
Mullen, and the two worked with the third graders at
the Julius E. Sprauve School, Guy Benjamin School
and home-schooled students, to create story scrolls
depicting the children's favorite places in nature on
the island.
"They did just gorgeous paintings of reefs, and
special places they like to go and swim with friends,
or where they like to sit with their families and have
outdoor meals," said Mullen.
Island fourth graders also got in on the fun with a
puppet making workshop. The students made puppets
of an animal of their choice, and selected a personal
wish for the animal to represent.
Setting Sail With Coconut Boats
"The puppet-making workshop was really about
having the children think of their connections to
the animal life on the island, and about having that
puppet come alive with the history of what they con-
nected to that animal, such as a particular place on
the island or a time of day when they could imagine
that animal appearing," said Mullen. "The animal
was a symbol of the bearer of wishes, so each of the
children wrote on the back of their puppet a wish they
had that their puppet could hold."
The puppet-making workshop culminated in a
puppet parade, where students gathered at GBS and
shared their creations with one another.
Finally, third graders had the opportunity to make
coconut boats using materials such as seagrape leaves
and palm fronds. Each child decorated his or her boat
with everything from paint to beads, and the students
then launched their boats in Cruz Bay.
"Everyone set sail," said Mullen. "They had so
much fun."
Manhattan students will be crafting their own boats
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Anyone who has been hoping to get the ear of the
Department of Education, now is the time.
LaVerne Terry, who was approved as the DOE Com-
missioner last month after the position was vacant for
more than year, wants to hear what the community
expects from her department.
"I am interested in ways of engaging the communi-
ty," said Terry. "I want to get from community mem-
bers real information about what their expectations
are and how they can be more actively involved in
schools and the whole education process."
Understanding what the community expects from
its public school graduates will help the new commis-
sioner shape her initiatives.
"Do people expect graduates to go to college or get
jobs?" questioned Terry. "I want to get the commu-
nity on board and hear some of their ideas. Then we
can explore what our schools need to look like based
on those expectations of the students."
"So we all have a lot of work to do," she contin-
ued.
Working on 90-Day Plan
Terry plans to hear from the Love City commu-
nity at a series of planned public forums, the details
of which have not been finalized. In the meantime,
the DOE Commissioner is polishing off her first self-
assigned homework assignment.
"Right off the bat, I am putting together what I'm
calling my big 90-day plan," Terry said. "I don't want
to go into specific details because I will share it with
the governor first. But it will focus on a few areas
where we can reorganize the department in order to
support the schools and districts better."
The DOE top brass will also take a closer look at
the territory's curriculum and plans to initiate an aca-
demic audit to see where class plans can be updated
and revised.
"We must make sure that we are holding our stu-
dents to the highest standards we can," said Terry.
Although school buildings will also come under
Terry's microscope, the new DOE Commissioner is
being cautious about her views on where a much dis-
cussed new St. John educational facility will be lo-
cated.
New Island School Talks at Higher Level
After years of talk, the current location for a new
education facility on St. John is focused on a V.I. Na-
tional Park-owned parcel of land off Centerline Road
near Catherineberg.
A bill allowing the U.S. Department of Interior to
enter into a long-term lease with the VI. government
for the land for the sole purpose of education has al-
ready passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The


U.S. Senate has yet to vote on the measure.
"I am aware that there has been a lot of discussion
going on about that and it was one of the first things
that I heard about when I got here," Terry said about
the new St. John school issue. "That is something that
the senators are working on with the National Park
Service about where the school might actually be lo-
cated."
"Those discussions are being conducted at higher
levels than mine," she continued. "In the meantime,
I'm looking into setting up a timeline to get us on
track about when we can expect to see some of these
things."
Terry hopes the community gets involved in deter-
mining the location of the possible new educational
complex.
Community Should Determine School Function
"Once again, that is something we'd like the com-
munity to be involved with," said the DOE Commis-
sioner. "The community needs to come together to
decide what they want the school to do as far as its
function and purpose."
While most people agree the Cruz Bay public school
Juilus E. Sprauve School should be relocated out of
town, disagreement remains regarding the possible
closure of the Guy Benjamin School in Coral Bay
once a new island educational facility is constructed.
Terry declined to comment on the future of the two
public schools.
"We haven't gotten that deep in conversations yet,"
she said. "From the people who I have spoken with,
no one knows what the future is supposed to be. That
will come out of much larger discussions."
No Plans For Closures
"It's safe to say for now that we don't have any
plans on the horizon," Terry continued. "It will have
to be looked at in the larger picture."
As discussions about a new island educational com-
plex continue, Terry will ensure the current school
buildings remain up to snuff.
"I will be focusing on our building facilities," said
the DOE Commissioner. "We want to have everything
ready and in order for the summer maintenance work
to begin. We also need a long term plan for our facili-
ties and I will be working on that as well."
Terry earned a bachelor's degree in elementary edu-
cation and special education as well as an Ed.D. in ed-
ucational leadership from the University of Delaware.
She went on to earn a master of education degree in
special education from the University of Maryland at
College Park.
After graduating, the DOE Commissioner was an
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SJCCC To Shed Light on Sexual Assault,

Child Abuse With Numerous Activities


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Community Crisis Center will bring
several important issues to the forefront, including
sexual harassment and child abuse, with its full
schedule of activities for Sexual Assault Awareness
Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month both
celebrated in April.
The events kicked off on Thursday, April 3
- designated as A Day to End Sexual Violence -
when SJCCC asked community members to wear
blue. SJCCC also provided blue ribbons for people
to wear in honor of the day, which was set aside to
focus awareness on sexual violence prevention.
SJCCC also invited the community to a child
abuse prevention breakfast at the Westin Resort on
Saturday morning, April 5. The breakfast consisted
of a panel discussion featuring experts in the field
of child abuse.
It Takes a Village
"It's an opportunity for the public to come and be
educated," said SJCCC Director Shelley Williams.
"We see the effects of child abuse playing out in the
community on a daily basis, and it's definitely going
to take the community working together a village
mentality in order to prevent that, because we're
all affected by it. Our jails are full of individuals
who have had a history of child abuse."
SJCCC will then lighten the mood a bit by hosting
a Child Abuse Prevention Day in the Frank Powell
Park on Saturday, April 12. The event will feature
games and activities for children, along with a seri-
ous message.
"It's an activity for children to teach them how
to protect themselves," said Williams. "If young
children have the necessary tools to educate them-


selves, they can protect themselves against abuse.
We'll make it a fun day for them, and they will also
be educated."
The focus will then turn to sexual harassment, with
SJCCC's sexual harassment workshop, scheduled
for Wednesday, April 16, at 9 a.m. at the Westin
Resort. SJCCC will partner with the Department
of Labor for the workshop, which will honor this
year's Sexual Assault Awareness Month theme -
sexual violence in the workplace.
Bringing Awareness
"It's free and we're encouraging employers and
their employees to attend," said Williams. "It's
mandated by V.I. law that employers provide this
training, so people should come because it gives
them the opportunity to be educated on sexual
harassment. If an employee does happen to file suit
because of sexual harassment, and training wasn't
provided to employees, the company could be more
liable."
SJCCC is also partnering with the U.S. Department
of Justice for National Crime Victims' Rights Week,
April 13-19, although there are no events scheduled
to take place on St. John.
The crisis center, which helps victims of sexual
assault, child abuse and domestic violence, is look-
ing forward to shedding light on these serious com-
munity issues, explained Williams.
"We need to bring awareness," she said. "Unless
we bring awareness and educate the public, these
things will never be eradicated. We encourage the
community to come out and support us."
For more information on SJCCC's schedule of
events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month and
Child Abuse Prevention Month, call the center at
693-7233.


Man Beaten, Robbed

While Trying to Hitch

Ride to Coral Bay

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
A man was beaten and robbed by a male and female as he
attempted to hitch a ride to Coral Bay on Tuesday, April 1, at
11:45 p.m.
The incident was reported on the St. John police blotter on April
2 at 4:04 p.m. as a man claiming he was assaulted and robbed by
a male officer, however the entry was incorrect and no officers
were involved in the crime, according to V.I. Police Department
spokesperson Melody Rames.
The victim reported that he was approached by the male and
female as he waited in the area of Dolphin Market for a ride. The
female began yelling at the victim, and the male then reached
over the female and punched the victim in his face, resulting in a
contusion under his left eye. The male also verbally threatened to
kill the victim. The male suspect stole the victim's wallet contain-
ing $243 in cash and a paycheck, and the victim's shoulder bag
containing two cell phones and a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses.
The intersection was well-lit and the victim was able to describe
his attackers, according to Rames. The investigation into the
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Shopping in Cruz Bay Is Now More

Convenient Thanks to Bayside Mini Mart


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Football League Results
WEEK 2:
Patriots 18 Raiders 26
This closely-matched contest showcased strong defenses from
both teams. The Raiders forced a safety early in the first half and
quickly scored again on an Aspen Moore to Steven Conley pass
combination. The Patriots came right back with an exciting TD
pass from Xavier Trahan to Weston Patrie and added another
Trahan to Jorge Louis pass play to go ahead 12-8 at the mid-way
mark. In the second half it looked as though the Patriots would
dominate as they scored quickly. The Raiders came roaring back
and showed good team unity as quarterback Moore stepped up to
throw three TDs to three different receivers.
Broncos 16 Packers 13
It didn't take long for the Packers to score as Quarterback Carson
Wessinger hit Bryan Morton 30 seconds into the game. They added
another score from Wessinger to JoQuan Clendinen to go up 13-0.
The Broncos came back with two scores of their own highlighted
by an exciting TD pass by Jay Williams and a safety to keep the
score 13-8 at the half. In the second half it was all defense but the
Broncos managed two more late scores, a passing TD by Williams
and a safety to go ahead for the win.
Bengals 28 Rams 26
The excitement lasted throughout the game as the Bengals won a
hard-fought contest. Great plays and fine defense from both teams
kept the game close until the last half. The Bengals were holding
on to a close lead when the Rams opened up their passing game
to make it 28-20. The Rams scored again to make it 28-26 but
they couldn't make the two-point after touchdown play for the tie.
There was some confusion in the score at the end of the game and
it was decided that the Rams were entitled to a play-over for the
extra point with no time left in the game. The attempt failed but the
Rams showed they can compete against any team.
Check next week's St. John Tradewinds for results from Rams
vs. Raiders and Broncos vs. Bengals on Saturday, April 5, and
Patriots vs. Packers on Monday, April 7.


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Residents and tourists alike now
have even more options when it
comes to shopping in Cruz Bay
thanks to last month's opening
of Bayside Mini Mart. The con-
venience store opened just three
weeks ago at Meada's Plaza -
which had remained vacant for
two and a half years following an
arson and boasts an easily ac-
cessible location, with parking.
Bayside is owned by St. Thomas-
based businessman Jose Mustafa,
who also owns Fashion Palace and
Fantasia Gift Shop, both located
in Cruz Bay. Helping run the mini
mart is the owner's son, Sammy
Mustafa.
"I've always worked with my
dad," said Sammy Mustafa. "St.
John is like my next home, even
though I live on St. Thomas."
The store is stocked with every-
thing from cleaning supplies to toi-
letries, to canned food and liquor.
Bayside also has produce, and
makes an effort to stock organic
local fruits and vegetables when
possible, explained Mustafa.
Convenient Location,
Right Prices
"We try to get things like organic
bananas and tomatoes," he said.
Although Bayside is not the first


The shelves are fully stocked at Bayside Mini Mart with
everything from cleaning supplies to cereal.


convenience store to open in Cruz
Bay, Mustafa doesn't concern
himself with competition, he ex-
plained.
"I just make sure my store is
convenient for everyone and that
the prices are right," said Mustafa.
"I'm not trying to compete."
Mustafa encourages patrons to
let him know what they'd like to
see at the store, he added.
"We want to make sure our cus-


tomers are happy and satisfied,
and we're happy to help them with
anything we can," said Mustafa.
"A lot of stuff is already coming
in that people had asked me for.
Everyone has been telling me the
store is convenient, and they love
it."
Bayside Mini Mart is open
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St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008 15


Kent Taylor Kicks Off Earth Day Festivities


With Presentation on Global Warming


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The warming temperatures of
April are a sure sign of the end of
winter and the beginning of spring,
but those rising temperatures could
be a sign of looming environmen-
tal problems.
So it's no surprise that April is
also the month when Mother Na-
ture takes center stage with Earth
Day, April 22, festivities sched-
uled across the globe.
On St. John, Kent Taylor is kick-
ing off Earth Day happenings with
two free slide show presentations
- April 10 at Maho Bay Camps
and April 11 at St. John School of
the Arts based on Vice Presi-
dent Al Gore's own slide show
in the Academy Award winning
documentary "An Inconvenient
Truth."
Following up on his series of
presentations on island last year,
Taylor, a part-time Love City resi-
dent, is ready to once again share
his wealth of information about
the perils of climate change.
No amateur on the subject, Tay-
lor is a Climate Project- and Al
Gore-trained volunteer who has
presented his slide show more than
30 times over the past year.
But he keeps the slide shows in-
teresting by updating his informa-
tion, so even people who watched
Taylor's presentation last year will
find new information this time
around.
Reorganized Slide Show
"If anyone came out last year, the
presentation that I am now giving
is reorganized," said Taylor. "What
I did was take arguments from the
skeptics and used the same slides
and science to debunk the skep-
tics' arguments. I go through the
various resistance points and ex-
plain what is wrong."
While dedicated to the global
warming call to action, Taylor is
honest about some doubters' argu-
ments.
"I am honest though," he said.
"So I don't just say what is wrong
with the skeptics' arguments, but
I also say that some of the argu-
ments make sense."
An avid scuba diver, Taylor was
originally inspired to join the glob-
al warming awareness movement
by the changes he saw in the health
of coral reefs. His slide show now
incorporates his special love of un-
derwater life.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Kent Taylor


Kent Taylor, at right, with Vice President Al Gore, will
give two presentations this week.


Closer Look at Coral Reefs
"I've also added a whole section
on coral reefs to my slide show,"
said Taylor. "I call coral reefs the
third canary in the coal mine and I
use my own underwater photogra-
phy for the slides."
After presenting his show to var-
ious civic groups throughout the
midwest during the winter, Taylor
is now gearing more toward school
groups.
"I found most of my adult au-
diences were filled with kindred
spirits," said Taylor. "I want peo-
ple to have an argument and I want
to talk about their arguments. I
was having trouble reaching those
people."
"Lately, I've come to the realiza-
tion that the public presentations
are great and I can give people
data to use and strengthen their
resolve," Taylor continued. "But
I want to reach the next genera-
tion."
Speaking to students allows Tay-
lor to reach a broader audience
and one which will be even more
affected by the looming environ-
mental crisis of global warming.
Kids Can Make Difference
"My message to the kids is,
'don't wait for the adults to lead,'"
said Taylor. "I tell them they can
lead in their families and their
communities. They don't have to
wait for others."
"I give them ideas about small
things they can do to make a dif-
ference," he continued. "I tell them
to lead by example because people


get the message that way. There
are so many things to do to make
this fun and challenging and that is
my emphasis."
Taylor has also dealt with his fair
share of adversity while spreading
awareness of climate change. Dur-
ing a recent visit to Minnesota to
visit his sister, Taylor had planned
a presentation and created posters
to advertise the event. Someone,
however, kept removing the post-
ers.
"I kept putting the posters up and
they kept getting ripped down,"
said Taylor. "The night of the event
there was a low turnout. My public
presentation was sabotaged."
Persevering Despite Adversity
Despite the struggle, Taylor con-
tinues to keep a positive attitude
and continues to be dedicated to
the global warming awareness
movement.
"It was actually a good lesson
because it showed me that some
people don't even want the mes-
sage heard," he said. "It's depress-
ing but you have to persevere."
St. John students, parents and
community members can support
Taylor's dedication and get in the
spirit of Earth Day by attending
one of his slide show presenta-
tions.
Taylor will present his climate
change slide show at Maho Bay
Camps on Thursday, April 10,
at 7:30 p.m. and at the St. John
School of the Arts on Friday, April
11, at 7 p.m. Both presentations
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Young People Sought for 2008 Youth Moviemaking Workshop


St. John Tradewinds
Do you want to be the next Hype Williams or Steven
Spielberg? Are you the best drama king or queen out there?
Is a story always floating around in your head? Is anime
your favorite pastime?
If so, join the Youth Moviemaking Workshop at the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands Reichhold Center for the Arts.
Self-motivated students who have demonstrated an apti-


tude in the fine arts photography, music, dance, writ-
ing, drawing, painting, etc. are strongly encouraged to
apply.
YMW puts young people ages 13 to 17 in front of and
behind the camera lenses. Students spend seven weeks be-
tween June and August using the latest media technology,
exploring the ins and outs of filmmaking, and developing
teamwork and discipline. YMW alumni have gone on to


several colleges, as well as to work in the television in-
dustry.
YMW starts Monday, June 23. The deadline to apply is
Friday, May 30. Applications are available at Reichhold
Center's office at 693-1550 or, via e-mail, from ffenton@
uvi.edu. For more information on the Youth Moviemaking
Workshop visit the Reichhold Center's Web site at www.
reichholdcenter.com/dmi.html.


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A bounty of vegetables, fruit and herbs combine with fish to create a simple and deli-
cious steam fish dish.





LOCAL HARVEST

Simple and Satisfying Island Style Steamed Fish and Veggies


By Eliza Magro
St. John Tradewinds
It is easy to forget the most
simple types of food available
when restaurant menus tempt us
with dishes of hazelnut encrusted
swordfish or thyme infused lamb
chops. Sometimes, simple is bet-
ter.
Steamed fish and vegetables is a
signature dish in the West Indies.
A staple on many dinner tables, it
offers a complete meal of protein,
vegetables, and starch.
Steamed fish is prepared in a va-
riety of ways, with different sea-
soning secrets, however the recipe
for this Caribbean dish is as simple
as its ingredients. One must first
select a fish of choice.
Local fishermen on St. John catch
several different types of fish such
as tuna, hind, old wife, bonito, and
snapper. Usually the fish are sold
cleaned and ready for preparation,
however they may sometimes re-
quire de-boning and cleaning.
Soak in Lime Juice
Begin by soaking the cleaned
fish in lime juice water for at least
an hour, and then remove the fish
from the lime juice and season
it with your choice of herbs and
spices.
Next chop carrots, celery, onion,


garlic, a potato, a hot pepper, a red
pepper, parsley, and other herbs to
taste. Some cooks use thyme, basil,
dill, or tarragon if they want to add
some flair, but it is not required.
Melt a couple of tablespoons of
butter in a deep saucepan, then
add the fish and vegetable medley.
Add a little water to create a saucy
broth. Cover the saucepan, and
leave it over a low flame to cook
slowly. Some people use a little
white wine in the sauce for flavor
as well again for flair.
The smell will let you know
when it's done. The flavor of this
dish is warming, comforting and is
perfect any time of the day to sat-
isfy hunger and calm the body.
Less Broth Than Fish Water
Steamed fish is slightly different
than boiled fish or "fish water" -
as it is sometimes called be-
cause it has less broth. Both are
wonderfully nutritional, tasty, and
healthy. Boiled fish is more of a
hearty soup.
Some people even add broth sea-
soning to strengthen the broth. The
term "fish water," however, comes
from the broth created simply
from the boiled fish, vegetables,
and seasoning.
The natural flavor of steamed
fish will remind and inspire culi-


nary simplicity. Keep an eye out
for fresh fish and remember simple
is sometimes better.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Eliza Magro


Fresh fish is the main ingredient for a good dish.


Other Coming Events:
Our next opening, featuring Jen-
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Larry Lipsky will be on Thursday,
April 10 from 6 to 8PM in theAASJ
Gallery in The Lumberyard.
Basic drawing classes are offered
on Tuesday afternoons
from 3:30 to 5PM
Basic watercolor classes are offered
on Wednesdays 1 to 3 PM
Life drawing and/or figure draw-
ing sessions are held on Saturdays,
10:30 AM TO 1PM
Bead and jewelry making classes,
date to be announced and other
classes available.
Our May opening, on Friday, May
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Why is the Constitution Important?


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Dear Editor,
Just wanted to pass along some road info so our fans
can be in the know.
Inner Visions is currently in San Diego, California.
Getting here was quite interesting. We played points
from Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, New Mexico and
finally California. The highlight for us was receiving
a call from Miss Emma Sutton of the BBC news two
days before our scheduled showcase performance at
SXSW (South by South West) music and film interac-
tive in Austin, requesting an interview for the day of
our arrival. She was sweet! Took a bunch of CDs as
well! Said she would spread them around the UK to
some radio contacts she knew.
While in Dallas with a few days to finally relax,
we visited the home of Dallas' Ras Ridi from KNON
Community Radio. Along with us was Miss Mushiya
Strickland, long time publicist and friend of Inner
Visions, and the late (DATC, Dread at the Controls)


Mikey Dread who just happened to pass on the very
day we were there. It was a bittersweet gathering be-
cause of the great home cooked food, friendly envi-
ronment and the sad turn of events. We were happy to
know we could be there for her as well and we pray
for her strength in this time.
As we trodded out west it was suggested to us by
our new media/artist liasion for the west coast, Miss
Saundra Torres of Jamaica/West Productions, and
"DJ Rocky" that we pay tribute to his memory at one
of our shows. It was decided then that our Berkeley
performance was best suited for this as it is more cen-
trally located in the Bay area. I do urge you to re-
search Mikey Dread's extensive involvement in the
push for reggae's acceptance, not only may years ago
in Jamaica, but also in the international spotlight of
our modern times!
Blessings,
Inner Visions


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Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an unofficial record of calls to the Cruz Bay station, reports and
arrests on St. John.


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Dear Editor,
Since October 2007, the Fifth Constitutional Con-
vention has been seeking input from citizens. There
have been five public forums on St. John already but
with very sparse attendance by St. John residents.
Why is this? St. John residents are famous for being
involved with important issues why isn't the con-
stitution important?
Perhaps it's because citizens simply do not under-
stand what a new constitution can and will do. Already,
the constitutional delegation has indicated that strong
language for municipal government will be included.
Municipal government will be a huge departure from
the way we know government and it will affect your
life. The delegates have received favorable responses
from the citizens on this subject, so it is a certainty
that it will be included in the new constitution.
Substantive alterations in the make-up, compensa-
tion and duties of the legislative branch will also be-
come a reality in the constitutional draft as will exec-
utive branch functions. These are just a few important
changes that will be presented to the people when the
document is ready for a vote, perhaps as early as No-
vember. Will you know what the language will be?
Once the constitution is voted on and passed by the
people of the Virgin Islands, your lives will most as-
suredly change and, arguably, for the better. Per-
haps the realization that St. John will have a mayor
and town council in just a few years instead of a cen-
tral government running things, is reason enough to
stop and think of the possibilities. When St. John has
its own senator because district or numbered seat rep-
resentation will become the law of the land, this could
be reason enough to celebrate. Or, perhaps not.
If people want these kinds of changes, and in my
judgement most do, then will you be surprised when
it becomes a reality or will you want to have input
into how, or if, it should become a reality? The very
way you live your life, how you interact with govern-
ment and government representation, will be forever


changed because of a constitution.
It would be rather strange to take a vacation, come
back to work and then realize that the company
moved. You still have a job but the company wants
you to get used to the new surroundings without miss-
ing a beat. Wouldn't it have been better if you at least
had a warning? Without knowing what the constitu-
tion will say, how can we possibly make an informed
decision about voting for it?
The delegates have been working very hard to write
a constitution we all can be proud of but it makes no
sense to go to the polls to vote on something you know
nothing about. It is so important to be involved in the
process because we have to make a huge decision and
soon! At the very least, we should be reading about
it in the newspapers and listening to the forums on
TV. Your understanding of Virgin Islands government
will change forever once the constitution is passed by
the voters. Don't be left with a lack of information to
make an informed vote. Please seek any information
you can and please provide input into the process.
On St. John, there will be a few more official consti-
tutional hearings before the delegates have to finally
vote on what the new constitution will say. This could
be as early as July. Look for the dates and attend these
historic hearings.
Also, there will be informal public forums, led by St.
John local concerned citizens at the Julius E. Sprauve
School at 6:30 p.m. on April 24, May 29, June 27 and
July 17. All these dates are set aside so that you can
provide input and get to know what has happened al-
ready. Any and all input will be treated as public in-
put, sent to the delegation and it will have weight. St.
John has much to gain when the constitution becomes
the law of the land. Be part of this historic event. The
constitution is important because it will change your
life as you know it and will affect all future genera-
tions. Please be involved!
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St. John


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


The Only Way to Lower Real Estate Taxes: Voting for Taxes


Dear Editor,
People of St. John are angry: incredibly high-
er taxes, no parking spaces in Cruz Bay, no repair
and marking of roads, higher cost of living, etc. We
should, and can, change all of this.
We pay three types of taxes: income tax, variety of
fees and real estate tax. We cannot do too much with
the first two but real estate tax can be very substan-
tially lowered: real estate tax is, in the USA, support-
ing local budgets. It goes mainly to schools usu-
ally about 80 percent and the rest goes to garbage
disposal, police, courts and local administration. The
upper echelon of the government is supported by in-
come tax and various fees, not by real estate taxes.
All townships in the country have their own budget
and people of the township vote for it. This is why
some townships have good schools and police pro-
tection people vote to increase their taxes to pay
for these. People move to these townships because of
better schools and better police protection. They also
elect their administrator (mayor) who is responsible
to the people who elected them, not to some higher
authorities. We do not have that in St. John; we do not
vote for our administrator. He is appointed by people
who do not live on our island and he also mostly
does not live on the island himself. The results are,
as we know them: high taxes, inadequate services,
inadequate roads and decisions nobody likes such as
shrinking parking spaces because of business spread-
ing to public land, too much concentrated housing,
etc.
We have a special advantage here: at least 50 per-
cent of taxpayers do not send their children to the
public schools, which are the main benefactor of our
taxes. This means that our expenses for this great-
est item in the budget schools are much lower


than on the other islands. Therefore, we should pay
smaller, not higher, taxes if the taxes go back to the
island because our expenses are lower. On the other
hand, garbage expenses are higher here because of
transport of garbage to St. Thomas but that is a minor
item.
We should vote for our real estate taxes. These tax-
es should go only back to our island, not to the gen-
eral kitty. We should request a separate budget and
an administrator who lives on St. John and we vote
for him. He should propose a reasonable budget for
schools, police, garbage disposal and other services
and we should either accept this budget or not by vot-
ing for or against it. I am sure that our taxes would
be lowered by at least 50 percent and we would still
be able to increase the salaries of people who work
for the township in order to give those better rewards
because they live in a place where living is more ex-
pensive and they should be compensated for this in-
equality. We do not have to change the assessment of
all properties; just lower the tax rate for them, by at
least 50 percent.
I am sure that the government will be against in-
dependent budgets and level of taxation. The way it
is now, the funds from St. John are used to subsi-
dize the other islands. The first step should be to give
us numbers: how much we pay in real estate taxes,
what is the proposed increase and how much of it
goes to our services on St. John. The computerized
finances can certainly show us the proper numbers in
no time. Then, all public and political organizations
in St. John should request that our budget be separate
from the general budget and we should vote for our
taxation level.
Z. Hruza,
St. John


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


2007
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 13
Under Investigation: 13
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 71
Under Investigation: 72
Solved: 1

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2


2008
TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 9
Under Investigation: 9
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 13
Under Investigation: 13
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


Dear Editor,
In the March 31, 2008 edition, there was story en-
titled, "Sexual Assault Prevention Events Planned."
Since this was more or less a public service announce-
ment, I want to take the opportunity to further clarify
a critical statement in the story so the public can be
more fully informed.
A sentence near the end of the story stated, "If you
are aware of children being neglected or abused, take
action now by reporting it to Human Services and ask
to be connected to the Office of Intake and Emergen-
cy Services at 776-6334."
You are not required to be "aware" that children are
being neglected or abused in order to try to help a
child and family you feel might be in trouble. Even
if you suspect that a child is being neglected or


abused, you may voluntarily and confidentially call
the department.
Don't wait until you are aware or have proof.
That may only place the child at greater risk for a
longer period of time. The burden of proof rests with
trained workers at the department.
Also, here in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the following
professionals are required by law to report suspected
child neglect or abuse: social workers; teachers and
other school personnel; physicians and other health-
care workers; mental health professionals; child care
providers; medical examiners or coroners; and any
law enforcement officers.
Don't forget to hug your kid today!
Sincerely,
Susan Mann


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
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20 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008


Earth Hour Darkens


Globe for a Green Cause
By Conan Duke
St. John Tradewinds
The world celebrated Earth Hour on Saturday, March 29, an interna-
tional event which asked households and businesses across the globe
to turn off their lights and all non-essential electrical appliances for
one hour, as part of a campaign to promote electrical conservation and
lower carbon emissions.
Earth Hour was also intended to reduce light pollution and this year,
coincided with the beginning of National Dark Sky Week (ND SW) in
the United States.
NDSW is an event, which usually occurs in April, during which
people in the United States are encouraged to turn off their unneces-
sary outdoor lights in order to reduce light pollution.
Earth Hour is promoted by the World Wide Fund for Nature Austra-
lia an international environmental lobbying group as well as the
Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
Google got in on the action also, commemorating Earth Hour by
darkening their UK portal.
"As to why we don't do this permanently it saves no energy -
modem displays use the same amount of power regardless of what
they display," according to Google's Earth Hour page www.google.
co.uk/intl/en uk/earthhour.
"However, you can do something to reduce the energy consumption
of your home PC by joining the Climate Savers Computing Initiative
at www.climatesaverscomputing.org," according to the Web site.
The first Earth Hour took place in Sydney, Australia, between 7:30
and 8:30 p.m. on March 31, 2007.
The 2007 Earth Hour was estimated to have cut Sydney's main elec-
tricity consumption by between 2.1 percent and 10.2 percent for that
hour, and as many as 2.2 million people took part.
The 2008 Earth Hour was an international event, with cities from
around the world participating, including: Auckland, New Zealand;
Bangkok, Thailand; Manila, Philippines; Dubai, UAE; Tel Aviv, Is-
rael; Bangalore, India; London, UK; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dublin,
Ireland; and many more.
In the U.S. participating cities included: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL;
Honolulu, HI; Houston, TX; St. Louis, MO; Denver, CO; Miami,
FL; Portland, OR; Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco, CA; San Juan, Puerto
Rico; and other metropolitan areas.
For more information check out www.5.earthhourus.org.


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Obituaries


Alberto Alfredo Roebuck Jr.


St. John Tradewinds
Services were Friday, April 4,
for Alberto Alfredo Roebuck Jr.,
51, also known as "Sonny," of St.
John, who died March 27, 2008, at
his residence.
The first viewing was from 5 to
7 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Davis
Funeral Home. The second view-


ing was at 9 a.m. Friday at Betha-
ny Moravian Church on St. John,
followed by the funeral at 10 a.m.
Burial was at Bethany Moravian
Church Cemetery.
He is survived by his mother,
Lillian Rebecca Smith; other rela-
tives and friends. Arrangements
were by Davis Funeral Home.


William Lloyd Morris, February 8,1932-March 21, 2008


St. John Tradewinds
Bill Morris passed away peace-
fully at the Johns Hopkins Medi-
cal Center in Baltimore, Maryland
on the first day of spring, March
21. Bill had been admitted to the
Johns Hopkins Meyer Neurologi-
cal Center on February 13 with a
brain tumor. He died of a massive
stroke a few weeks after the sur-
gery with his loving wife Lee and
oldest son Chris at his side.
William Lloyd Morris, "Bill,"
was born on February 8, 1932 in
Independence, Iowa. His parents
were Robert Humphrey Morris
and Margaret Lucile Stanley Mor-
ris. Bill is survived by his wife of
52 years, Leone Naomi Taudvin
Morris; his two sons Chris, age
51, and Steve, age 46, of Califor-
nia; grandchildren Meagan, age
13, and Cade, age 10; and his two
brothers, Robert Stanley Morris
and Richard Artels Morris.
Bill's father was a U.S. Army of-
ficer and as such the family trav-
eled extensively and lived in many
regions of the country. Bill attend-
ed the University of Rhode Island
where he received a bachelors de-
gree in civil engineering in 1954.
He met Lee at the university and
they were married in Cranston,
Rhode Island in 1955.
After graduating from college,
Bill enlisted in the U.S. Army,
where he served from 1955 to 1957
in Germany after attending Signal
School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Bill rose to the rank of first lieuten-
ant. While in Germany, his oldest
son, Christopher Lee Morris, was
born in 1956. Bill's daughter, Janet
Lynn Morris, and second son, Ste-
ven Llyod Morris, were both born
in England while Bill was assigned
to an international management
position. Janet Lynn succumbed to
a long battle with cancer in 1977.
After returning to the U.S. in
1957 from his military service in
Germany, Bill joined Douglas Air-
craft Corp. in Santa Monica, Cali-


fornia, where he worked for sev-
eral years before joining Hughes
Aircraft in Culver City, California.
At Hughes, Bill was program man-
ager responsible for several multi-
billion dollar satellite programs
for the Department of Defense and
Intelligence Agencies. While at
Hughes, Bill's engineering accom-
plishments were many and several
of the spacecraft he helped engi-
neer and manage were noted as
standouts in the field of spacecraft
design, engineering and develop-
ment for their ultra reliability and
long life in space.
Bill retired from Hughes in 1985
and attended the computer science
program at the Long Beach State
University graduate school. He
continued his professional career
as a consultant, providing techni-
cal consulting services in the field
of spacecraft reliability studies.
Bill and Lee sought a retirement
home in the early 90s and settled
on St. John, where they bought a
lot in 1991 and built their home
in 1995. Bill always wanted to be
close to the water and engage in
his lifelong passion: sailing. Bill
began sailing in 1969 on Chew
Valley Lake and sailed with his
sons on a Lark 14'. His next boat
was an International 505 that he
sailed for 10 years. His first full
keel sailboat was a Cal 20, "Janet
Lynn," that he sailed in the 1988
Cal 20 Nationals with son Steve.


After moving to St. John he bought
a Hunter 40, also named "Janet
Lynn," still moored at Chocolate
Hole. Bill's sailing accomplish-
ments were many, including two
terms as the commodore of the St.
JohnYacht Club and vice president
for many other terms in charge of
various sailing and St. John Yacht
Club activities.
In addition to sailing, Bill was
engaged in many activities on St.
John including HAM radio op-
eration, the Explorer's Club and
running the 8 Tuff Miles race, in
which he won his age class four
times and came in second once.
Bill gave much of his time to his
church and many social causes on
St. John, but will be most remem-
bered by his volunteer work at the
Julius E. Sprauve School, where
he was a volunteer associate math
teacher, focusing on middle school
students and mathematics.
He recently completed a text-
book entitled "A Math Primer with
an Emphasis on Fractions" which
he intended to publish. The publi-
cation is being handled by one of
Lee's relatives.
Bill loved his sweet wife and
entire family without bounds and
he cherished the memory of Janet
Lynn. All of his friends have dif-
ferent and fond memories of Bill,
but without fault all will remem-
ber him for his gentle soul, kind-
ness, incessant curiosity and ever
ebullient personality. But more
importantly, those who knew him
well will forever hold dear the joy
of having counted Bill as a loyal
friend.
So long dear friend, fair winds
always.
Friends of Bill's have decided
to start the Bill Morris Scholar-
ship Fund to benefit a worthy St.
John student who wishes to attend
college and study mathematics or
other hard sciences. Details re-
garding the scholarship fund will
be provided soon.








St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008 21


The Crisis Center Connection
by Susan Mann

Defining Sexual Assault


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
During the month of April, the St. John Community
Crisis Center formerly The Safety Zone is spon-
soring or participating in a variety of activities in sup-
port of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Some may ask what exactly is sexual assault?
While there are various legal and clinical ways
which must be considered, the Centers Against Sexual
Assault offers a clear definition.
"Sexual assault is any behavior of a sexual nature
that makes someone feel uncomfortable, frightened,
intimidated or threatened," according to CASA. "It
is sexual behavior that someone has not agreed to,
where another person uses physical or emotional force
against them. It can include anything from sexual ha-
rassment to life threatening rape."
"Sexual assault is an abuse of power," according to
the CASA definition. "Sexual assault is never the fault
or responsibility of the victim/survivor."
Take a minute and answer "True" or "False" to the
following questions. The correct answers are at the
end of this column.
1. Victims of rape are always women.
2. Sexual violence can be the victim's fault if she
dresses seductively, "leads" someone on, or says "no"
when she really means "yes."
3. The motive for rape isn't the result of uncontrolla-
ble sexual urges. It's the need to gain a sense of power
over the victim.
4. About one in 20 girls and one in 40 boys will be-
come the victim of sexual violence by the time they
turn 18.
5. If my child or a child I know was being sexually
abused, I know he or she would feel they could tell me
right away.
6. Most sexual violence, including child sexual vio-
lence, is committed by strangers in a secret place, or a
place where the child does not normally go.
7. Acquaintance or date rape often involves alcohol.
8. Victims of sexual violence usually don't know
their attacker.
9. It is not possible for a male to be raped.
10. I know the phone number of the St. John Com-
munity Crisis Center.
Our island is a tiny community with many bars, as
well as other locations, where one can readily buy al-
cohol. In fact, we can not walk more than a few yards
in Cruz Bay with out such an opportunity.
Marijuana is used openly on the streets here. While
I was walking home through Cruz Bay one day I saw
(and smelled) a man light up and smoke a joint while
his son, who looked to be about four years old, stood
by watching him.
Some months ago, I saw a mother yelling at her son
being late to meet her, while she stood smoking mari-
juana with her friends. We give off signals to our chil-
dren each day. It's "just ganja," right?
Well, parents, the children are listening, and they
hear us loud and clear. The thing is, our children are
much younger than we are, so when they "do what we
do" because they love us and want to be just like us,
they may take bigger risks.
They may end up with people and in situations where
they are in danger of being sexually assaulted, or even


being the violator. Think back. Maybe something like
this happened to you as a child or teen. Probably, it
was at a time when all you wanted to do was fit in and
be accepted.
The following are some things you can do, and
teach your children to do, to lessen the risk of sexual
assault:
Always be aware of your surroundings. Don't be
paranoid, just be aware. For instance, if you are work-
ing late, and everyone else is gone, be sure the door to
your work place is locked.
Avoid drinking enough alcohol to cloud your judg-
ment, and know the people you are drinking with. If
you realize you have had too much to drink, call some-
one you know to give you a ride home. Don't just take
a friendly, total stranger up on an offer to give you a
lift. You would not want your son or daughter to do
that, so why should you?
Stay away from isolated places, especially after
dark. Have your keys to your car, home, or place of
business so you don't have to stand there fumbling for
them. When someone knocks on your door, know who
is on the other side before you open it.
Be sure to keep plenty of gas in your car. Stay put if
you can't afford gas, especially after dark.
Now, here are the answers to the quiz:
1. False. Men, women and children regardless of
age, income or social standing can be, and are, the
victims of sexual violence.
2. False. Blaming the victim for the crime is the re-
sult of a myth that sexual violence is "nothing more
than sex." The fact is that sexual assault is a violent
crime of power, a way for the powerless to feel stron-
ger.
3. True. Forcing someone to engage in a sexual act
against his or her will is an act of criminal violence.
4. False. By the time they turn 18, one in four girls
and one in 76 boys will be victimized.
5. False. Because they are confused by the form
of abuse called sexual assault, or may be threatened
by the person who sexually assaulted them, children
don't automatically tell a parent.
6. False. While sexual violence can happen any-
where, to anyone, nearly six out of 10 sexual assault
incidents take place in the victim's home or at the
home of a friend, relative or neighbor.
7. True. Although alcohol does not give an offender
an excuse to commit a sex crime, it can make the of-
fender and/or victim feel more relaxed resulting in the
offender/victim taking situational risks they normally
would avoid.
8. False. Most of the time, a victim knows his or her
attacker.
9. False. Although women are statistically more
likely to be the victims of sexual assault, males are
also victims of sexual violence.
10. True or False. The number is: 340-693-7233.
"The Gift of Fear," by Gavin DeBecker, is a book
on personal safety that changed my life. I have read
it about five times since I saw the author on "Oprah"
10 years ago.
If I had a teenage daughter, or son, this book is the
most important gift I would want to give them before
they left home. Each time I see it on sale, I buy a cou-
ple for people I know.


St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Karen Vahling


Culverts and swales are added to Caribe Road,
above.




Community Controls


Erosion at Fish Bay

By Karen Vahling
St. John Tradewinds
Island Resources Foundation in cooperation with the Cath-
erineberg Estate and Estate Fish Bay Homeowner's Associations
and the V.I. National Park recently completed implementation
of the Fish Bay erosion control project.
These improvements will control soil erosion to protect the is-
land's land and coral reefs.
The project was developed by Dr. Carlos Ramos-Scharron, a wa-
tershed scientist, in collaboration with IRF staff and was funded by
various habitat conservation grants.
The grants offered funding for community-based projects and
were used to reduce sediment runoff through road planning and
application of watershed mitigation techniques.
These activities are intended to mitigate the negative impacts
of land development on the marine environment in Fish Bay. The
grants matched funds generated by the community, while IRF con-
tributed professional planning and oversight.
Community members and volunteers have been involved in sev-
eral ways, including fund raising, measuring rainfall, and even
cleaning out drainage structures. Majestic Construction Inc. was
responsible for implementing the erosion control techniques.
Ramos-Scharron, also known for his erosion-control improve-
ments on Maho Bay Road, has been studying the Fish Bay water-
sheds since 1998.
"I knew this was one of the worst areas for sediment runoff on St.
John, so I approached the homeowner's associations and the V.I.
National Park with the IRF grant proposal," said Ramos-Schar-
ron.
"While we haven't been able to afford to improve all of the roads
we'd like to, the community has been very supportive and we have
made positive changes," Ramos-Scharron added.
Techniques include installing carefully planned culverts, deflec-
tors and swales along key road segments which have been iden-
tified as major contributors of sediment that ends up in the bay.
Working with the slope of the roads also strategically diverts run-
off water into the natural guts.
For more information on IRF and related projects, visit www.irf.
org, or contact Ramos-Scharron at cramos irf.org.






























St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

Students from various island schools made their favorite island animals while connect-
ing with nature and their native island.


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Students display their favorite island animals.


Flotilla of Stories Connects Island Youth with Their Pasts


Available from Commercial News


Continued from Page 11
soon, set to be launched in May once the weather
warms up a bit.
The North Meets South program incorporates both
history and art, and allows the stories of St. John
youth to be shared, explained Mullen.
Connections With Nature Despite Development
"It allows the kids to really use their imagination
and think about their own stories," she said. "Our
commitment to, and love for, the island is based on
how rich the community is and how the people really
celebrate and care for their children. We felt there
was a real possibility of sharing that with people off
island and really honoring the fact that the stories on
St. John are so rich and complex, and they don't often
get written down."
The connections children form with nature during
the program are important on St. John, where devel-


opment is changing the island's face, Mullen added.
"Children and families are watching changes hap-
pen to the island, and it's important to remember the
children's connection to nature and how important
that is for their sense of identity, and their open-end-
ed creative spirit," she said. "Children notice when a
favorite place disappears because of development."
This was Olesker's third year bringing the pro-
gram to St. John, and with the help of grants and
other donations, the duo hope to continue to return
each year. The program is supported by grants from
the National Council of Friends Education and the
Friends Seminary School.
"Each year's program really depends on donations
and we look forward to working with the schools on
the island to continue the program," said Mullen.
"We sure hope to return. The flotilla is continuing
to grow."


22 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008


Fruitful Harvest


Artist and farmer Shasta James displays a 10.25 Ib.
watermelon he grew from seed. James credits recent
rains and "Christafari" for the size of the fruit.







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St. John Tradewinds


Business


Directory


Accommodations
Caribbean Villas & Resorts
tel. 1-800-338-0987
or locally 340-776-6152

Carefree Getaways on St. John
tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002
www.carefreegetaways.com

Catered To, Inc.
tel. 776-6641 fax 693-8191
5000 Enighed #206, STJ, VI 00830

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com
kathy @islandgetawaysinc.com

Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

VIVA Vacations
tel. 779-4250
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831

Architecture
Crane, Robert Architect, AIA
tel. 776-6356
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831

Barefoot Architect, Inc.
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831

Building Products
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace

Tropic Service & Supply Company
Tel. 626-4946 or 779-8000
building supplies, furniture, lumber, etc.


Galleries
Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery,
recycled art, tie dye, paper making

Quin House Galleries
773-0404 or 715-0070
Fine mahogony furniture

Grocery
Dolphin Market
tel. 776-5322- Organic produce,
low prices, Located in Boulon Center

Health
St. John Dental
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
tel. 693-8898, walk-ins welcome

Dr. Robert J. DeBonis
CHIROPRACTOR
tel. 775-9950, Cell: 340-626-0000

Gym in Paradise
3rd floor Marketplace
tel. 776-0600
Hrs: M-Sat 6-9 Sun 6-12

Insurance
Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002
www.theodoretunick.com

Interior Design
Designs Of Aqua Bay, Inc.
Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614
www.designsofaquabay.com

Jewelry
R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
pattongold.com, Chat(pattongold.com


uontractors
Breckinridge Custom Homes LandscaPinn
tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264
Web-based project reports and pictures Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831


Incursions
SerenaSea
tel. 779-4047, "Three Hour Tour"
Classic Wooden Picnic Yacht


Coral Bay Garden Center
tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628
P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831


PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

Real Estate
American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
info @americanparadise.com

Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831
info@cruzbayrealty.com

Farchette & Hanley Real Estate
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 340-513-3268
cynthia@cynthiataylorstx.com
www.cynthiataylorstx.com

Holiday Homes of St. John
tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665
P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831
info@holidayhomesVI.com

Islandia Real Estate
tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499
P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831
info @islandiarealestate.com

John McCann & Associates
tel. 1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366
info@ realestateonstjohn.com
Located at Wharfside Landing

RE/MAX St. Croix Team San Martin
tel. 773-1048 fax 773-1917
sold@teamsanmartin.com
www.teamsanmartin.com

St. John Properties, Inc.
tel. 693-8485 fax 776-6192
P.O. Box 700, St. John, VI 00831
www.stjohnproperties.com

Town & Country Real Estate
tel. 693-7325 fax 693-7331
Coral Bay: t 774-7962 f 777-5350
info@towncountryusvi.com

Restaurants
Baked in the Sun Bakery
tel. 693-8786, Call for Take-Out
Third Floor, The Marketplace


Compass Rose at Pastory Gardens
tel. 777-3147 mini golf course open
Serving dinner nightly 4 to 10 p.m

Concordia Cafe
Dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Just above Salt Pond 693-5855

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
P.O. Box 37, STJ, VI 00831

Lime Inn, The
tel. 779-4199 or 776-6425
Located in Cruz Bay

Morgan's Mango
tel. 693-8141 fax 693-9061
P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831

Satyamuna
tel. 774-3663 We Deliver!
Vegetarian and Mediterranean Cuisine

Skinny Legs
tel. 779-4982; www.skinnylegs.com
"A Pretty OK Place"

Retail
Jolly Dog
tel. 693-5900, "Stuff You Want"
Located in Coral Bay

Services
de Tax Rescue
Tax Preparation & Representation
715-3425 or 777-7011

Pennswoods.net
tel. 774-2000; 1-887-716-2002
All digital high speed internet access

Solar Products
Solar Products & Services
West Indies Solair serving all islands
776-9048 773-4790

Surveyors
BGM Engineers & Surveyors
tel. 776-6770 fax 693-7700
P.O. Box 1103, STJ VI 00831








24 St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008


3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

Baha'i Community of St. John
Race Unity Devotions
7:30 p.m. Fridays;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays
776-6316, 776-6254

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School
776-6291

Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Inter-Denominational
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.
776-6713

MetAlvX
www.metalvx.org


Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays,
10 a.m. Sundays
(no contact information given)

Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45
Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m.,
Sunday School 8:00 a.m.
776-6731

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
776-6339

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
779-1230

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 7:15 am, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332

Word of Faith Church
Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the
Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617


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Community Calendar


St. John Tradewinds
St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-oriented,
not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.


Thursday, April 10
The taxation, finance and commerce committee of the Fifth Con-
stitutional Convention will meet on Thursday, April 10, at 6 p.m.
at the St. John Legislature building. Everyone is welcome to attend
the hearing. For more information, contact committee chair Robert
Schuster at 690-9357 or 773-1095.
Saturday, April 12
April 12 is Child Abuse Prevention Day in the Park. Join the
SJCCC on Saturday morning at the Franklin A. Powell Park in
Cruz Bay. Come join us for a day of fun, games, entertainment,
and information.
Sunday, April 13
The St. John Singers will present their annual spring concert at
Emmaus Moravian Church on Sunday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. The
featured guest artist is Lawrence O. "Larry" Benjamin, the former
director of the Caribbean Chorale and the National Guard Band.
April 13-19
April 13-19 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week, spon-
sored by the U.S. Department of Justice and coordinated by the
Office for Victims of Crime in Washington D.C. www.ovc.gov/
ncvrw. The theme for this year's campaign is "Justice for Victims,
Justice for all."
Tuesday, April 15
There will be a St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas-St. John
Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, April 15, at 5:30 p.m.
at St. Ursula's Multipurpose Center in Cruz Bay. Chamber mem-
bers, potential members and interested parties are invited to attend.
The meeting will end promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16
On Wednesday, April 16, there will be a sexual harassment work-
shop at the Westin Resort, Coral Bay Room. The SJCCC in col-
laboration with the Virgin Islands Department of Labor presents:
"Sexual Harassment in the Virgin Islands."
Saturday, April 19
Come celebrate the 12th anniversary of the John's Folly Learn-
ing Institute on Saturday, April 19, at the learing center. Delegate
to Congress Donna Christensen will be the guest speaker and, as
always, no one will go away hungry. See you there!
Saturday, April 19
Residents are invited to the St. John Historical Society's potluck
supper on Saturday, April 19, at the Bethany Moravian Church at
5 p.m. Come hear about the island's past from society historian
Elroy Sprauve and a number of St. John elders and culture bear-
ers, and learn of Virgin Islands Carnival traditions from professor
Robert Nicholls. This is the society's final meeting of the season.



AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic
only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open
meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at
Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral
Bay.
Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.


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St. John Police Department: 693-8880 or 911
Cellular 911: 776-9110
St. John Fire Service: 776-6333

Friday, March 28 8:00 a.m. Badge #1099 p/ with one Mariano
3:37 p.m. A resident of Mariendahl p/r he was Farrington placed under arrest for violation of a
assaulted by a male. Police assistance, restraining order.
Saturday, March 29 12:00 p.m. Badge #1099 p/ with one Mariano
1:00 a.m. A citizen c/r she is being harassed by Farrington placed under arrest for disturbing the
her ex-boyfriend, who she has a restraining order peace, disorderly conduct and possession of a con-
against. Violation of restraining order. trolled substance.
10:10 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident on the 5:15 p.m. A citizen p/r someone threatened his
North Shore Road with injuries. Auto accident, life. Disturbance of the peace, threats.
10:30 a.m. A resident of Estate Adrian p/r her Wednesday, April 2
vehicle was towed and damaged. Damage to ve- 8:00 a.m. A resident of Hard Labor p/r several
hide. dogs were put to fight. Cruelty to animals.
Monday, March 31 8:45 a.m. A resident of Cruz Views c/r a dis-
12:12 a.m. Government of the Virgin Islands r/ turbance with her boyfriend. Disturbance of the
a deployment of an X-26 Taser in order to disas- peace, domestic violence.
semble a riotful crowd. Police assistance. 4:04 p.m. A resident of Coral Bay p/r he was
5:25 p.m. Officer M. Rivera r/ a man down in assaulted and robbed. Robbery in the second de-
the area of Jacob's Ladder. Accidental injury. gree.
10:30 p.m. A resident of Century Hill p/r her Thursday, April 3
vehicle was stolen from Mongoose Junction. Una- 11:00 a.m. A resident of Bellevue p/r she is be-
thorized use of a vehicle. ing harassed and threatened by a female.
Tuesday, April 1 4:30 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance at Carib-
7:35 a.m. A citizen c/r someone is stealing a bean Villas in the Lumberyard. Disturbance of the
goat from Hansen Bay. Unfounded. peace, domestic violence.


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Continued from Page 3
hands."
Youth Commission member Hadiya
Sewer, a senior at Gifft Hill School, made
a passionate speech about her love for St.
John. She discussed the difficulties of being
raised in Love City.
"You begin to think, 'if this island doesn't
care for me, why should I care for myself?'"
said Sewer. "My mother always told me that
it takes a village to raise a child, but I won-
der where the villagers have gone. We really
do care and love this island, and we would
like to feel that love in return."
Following the testimony, senators joined
residents in the audience to view the St.
John Commission on Youth's video, which
White called "very, very touching, profes-
sional and well done."
"Youth have a way of bringing us back
to reality sometimes," said Senator Louis
Patrick Hill. "Our community has to mobi-
lize and create change based on your per-
spective."
St. John Projects in Progress
Senators then invited HPR representatives,
including commissioner St. Claire Williams,
to testify. Williams outlined the depart-
ment's projects on St. John which have been
completed, or are in progress:
At the Pine Peace basketball court, new
playground equipment has been installed
and price quotes have been obtained to
address the flooding of the court due to rain


by installing a French drain and raising the
surface of the court.
Williams and his staff met with V.I.
National Park Superintendent Mark
Hardgrove regarding the VINP ball field in
Cruz Bay. HPR and the VINP delineated the
area of the field each entity will be respon-
sible for and pledged to work together to
enhance the area. Temporary repair has been
done to the perimeter fence.
In February, Williams and his staff met
with St. John residents and members of St.
John Rotary, who have indicated an interest
in developing a public/private partnership
to renovate the HPR building in Cruz Bay.
Immediate repairs are also required, and
those will be made shortly.
Act 6969 appropriated $200,000 to reha-
bilitate the property at Oppenheimer Beach.
A scope of work is being developed to
enhance the facility. HPR has been advised
by the Office of Management and Budget
that the appropriated funds cannot yet be
released.
HPR will pursue a public/private part-
nership to develop five acres in Estate
Carolina into a recreational park.
Committee members Senators Hill,
Shawn-Michael Malone, Usie Richards,
Carmen Wesselhoft, Alvin Williams and
White were present at the meeting. Non-
committee member Senator Liston Davis
was also present, and committee member
Senator Neville James was absent.


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No Self-determination for V.I. Residents


Continuedfrom Page 7
perished during that middle passage. That is
the V.I. holocaust."
"Someone needs to stand on their behalf,"
Moorhead continued. "You can't do that to
a people without repair."
The standard of living in Scandinavian
countries is one of the highest in the world,
which has no small part to do with its his-
tory of slavery in the West Indies, Moorhead
explained.
Free Education Vs. High Poverty Rate
"In Denmark, Norway and Sweden there
is free education all the way to the univer-
sity level," he said. "They have free medical
care. Your blood, sweat and tears made life
there so good."
"Between one-half and two-thirds of the
gross domestic product of Denmark for al-
most 200 years came from these islands,"
Moorhead continued. "But here, 34.5 per-
cent of our people are in poverty and of
those in poverty 50 percent are children un-
der the age of 17."
There are a number of societal woes di-
rectly related to the history of slavery, ac-
cording to Moorhead.
"The Danes ruled these islands for 250
years," he said. "There were 175 concurrent
years of African slavery on these shores. No
one can walk away from that and have their
humanity intact. Today we are dealing with
all kinds of issues and problems connected
to our history."


"Our humanity is not intact," Moorhead
continued. "We have problems with our
diet, our relationships our families. We need
to fix these issues."
Islands Sold Illegally
The sale of the islands to the United States
without consulting the free citizens who
lived here, was not a legal act, according to
Moorhead.
"The sale to the U.S. was illegal and
therefore the U.S. is in possession of stolen
property no matter how much they paid for
it," said the ACRRA founder. "We leave the
Danish West Indies as free citizens and enter
U.S. rule being demonized, segregated and
lynched. Now we're saying we just want to
talk about this and decide how we can start
to repair."
Moorhead founded ACRRA, a subcom-
mittee of the Caribbean Institute for a New
Humanity, in 2004 with an aim of address-
ing unresolved issues related to slavery
which exist between Europe, the Caribbean
and Africa.
In 2005, a delegation of V.I. leaders head-
ed by Moorhead traveled to Denmark and
met with Danish officials. The trip resulted
in the signing of the historic Memorandum
of Understanding which established a Joint
VI./Denmark Reparations Task Force co-
chaired by ACRRA and the Danish Institute
for Human Rights.
For more information about ACRRA email
the group at acrra.vi@gmail.com.







St. John Tradewinds, April 7-13, 2008 27



Classifieds


Hot! Hot! Hot!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba, snor-
keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors


Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


Grad Student Seeking Summer Job
25 y/o, very responsible female getting MSW.
Taught HS and coached for 2 years. Long-time St. John
visitor here for summer.
Contact Maggie: 301-467-4476 hillmb@gmail.com

S b O ner


CORAL BAY
LAND FOR SALE
$180,000. .25 acres.
Driveywat Cut. Cistern
Built 12,000 Gallons,
Expired Plans (Milne)/
Permits Avail. Lovely
Northern Valley View
of Sugarmill. Call Sarah:
340-473-6424
or Dana: 347-225-4950
danacarinim gmail.com




1996 Nissan Pathfinder
4WD, auto, 20" chrome rims,
black, tint, CD, sunroof.
135k, runs great!
PRICE REDUCED!
$7,900. 340-690-2420.


2000 Chevy Blazer
4-door, 4WD, V6, auto,
only 60,000 miles. Asking
$6,000. Call 340-998-8063
or 340-776-6496


1/4 ACRE LOT located in
Coral Bay, flat lot with
water views, affordable.
503-708-5467
paulm.stjohn@gmail.com

Dramatic and private water-
front property surrounded
by Virgin Islands National
Park. Parcel is flat
and subdividable.
www.nettlehill.com


FOR SALE BY OWNER:
2 houses, 1/4 acre,
stonework, water views,
furnished, great rental
history. $850,000.00 St.
John, U.S.V.I. Call (941)
497-2325


IV- S vest i


"*']SOLAR"*

why pa8 the hNihest eLektrio rates cnwer a M.s. fi0g?


West Indies Solair
*for details call: 776-9048 or 773-4790

S -


Brand new Two Bedroom
Apt., Estate Bethany, above
Westin, A/C. Also, effi-
ciency overlooking Enighed
Pond. 340-690-1104.

House for Rent:
2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house,
30 mile views, paved
road, 5 min to Coral Bay,
20 min. Cruz Bay, wrap
around covered porches,
A/C, W/D, annual lease.
$2200/mo. 561-832-3040 or
561-602-9484

Long term lease 3 br/3
bath island home situ-
ated atop Bordeaux Mt.
available May 1st, 2008.
$3000/mo + util. Call at
732-222-0676 for appt
to view e-mail mark@it
markofexcellence.com -
you can view the house
at http://www.vrbo.
com/92109


ISLAND BLUES FOR SALE
Owners looking for a quick sale. Lease Expires:
4/30/2012 BEST OFFER
Call Sarah or Chuck at: (340) 774-2547


Pastory Condos:
2 bd/2 ba, overlooking
pool, ocean view, fur-
nished, recently renovated,
$1,750.00 616-437-0546

SCENIC PROPERTIES
340-693-7777, Cruz Bay
Efficiency Apt. $1000.00
1 Bd, 1 Ba: $1300.00
3 Bd, 2 Ba, W/D on-site,
very nice view: $2800.00
Coral Bay
2 Bd, 1 Ba, great view,
open: 3-18-08 $2100.00

Coral Bay. Furnished 1
bedroom lower. Appliances,
laundry, elec. Huge covered
porch. Awesome valley
view. $1395. You will love
it! 715-853-9696 Ron




FOR SALE: 2003
Coleman Pop Up Trailer
Fleetwood Bayside
Elite, excellent condition.
Features include:
2 king beds, stove (never
been used) outside show-
er, dinette and more.
$9,500. 340-642-7638


martpktlace
Retail Space Available
Excellent location
on 2nd floor, 808 s/f,
front and back entrance.
Office Space Available
271 s/f and 454 s/f
in Office Suites II
Small Storage Spaces
Available.
Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Elevator. Generator.
Call Barbara at 776-6455




1999 29'
FOUNTAIN
CENTER CONSOLE
Two 2002 200 HP
engines, GPS included.
Great fishing and island
hopping boat.
Call (340) 690-9898,
ask for Junior.


BRAND NEW
COMMERICAL SPACE
Tremendous location right
next to the Westin Resort!
New two-level retail/office
complex with lots of on-site
parking. Spring 2008
occupancy. Call 473-9670
or email:
GreenleafHolding @aol.com

STORAGE:
SECURED LOCKERS,
Sizes to 10' x 12',
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
www.properyachts.com




Coral Bay,
St. John USVI
Spacious 1 BD/1 BA
apt. with washer/dryer
and full kitchen
overlooking tranquil bay.
Rate is $140/night
and available for weekly
or monthly rentals.
Call 340-776-6440.


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


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ST. JOHN LAND LISTINGS -
6-3-55 Carolina -Ridgetop lot in Upper include a common beach front lot, paved
Carolina with expansive down island views of roads and underground utilities. A perfect spot
the BVI's and Drake's Passage. Actual building for your Caribbean dream cottage! 0.25+/
envelope is very level. This parcel represents the acre. R-2 zoning. ........ Reduced to $299,000.
best of St John at a reasonable price. DeededExpansive views to East
7Cc Carolina Expansive views to East
access to beach at Johnson's Bay. 0.47+/ acre and NE to te Bs. Unerrond lilies
R-1 w/C&R's.................................... $599,000. and NE to the BV s. derground utilities
and paved estate road in place. Driveway
449 Chocolate Hole Downhill build and house site are already excavated. Expired
parcel on top road in prestigious North plans are available. Private neighborhood
Chocolate Hole. 0.45+/- acre. R-2 with with quick access to north shore beaches.
C&R's................................................ $499,000. Moderate grade, R-1 zoning...........$500,000.
6-o-2B Rem Hansen Bay -Prime land 6-0-22 Hansen Bay -Unofficially named
located in Privateer Bay Estates with dual views "Pirates Peak", this amazing parcel is a great
of Coral Bay as well as to the north and east lookout spot with its 360 degree views from
British Virgin Islands and Caribbean Sea. the top of Nancy Hill. Located at the top of
Amenities include paved roads with under- Dreekets Bay, the parcel enjoys paved roads
ground utilities and deeded access to two with hand built stone walls and underground
beaches and exclusive rental privileges to the utilities. 1.130+/ acre parcel with R-1 zoning
Privateer Bay Beach Cottages. 0.62+/ acre of ............................ 550
R-1 w/C&R's................................ $475,000.
6A-1-C-4 Estate St Quaco & Zim-
71-14 Fish Bay -A large sloping parcel merman -Outstanding Flanagan's Pas-
located at the very top of Fish Bay in sage land. Knoll lot with sweeping views
Skytops. Excellent location in highly desirable from Coral Bay Harbor to Le Duc Islands
neighborhood yet close to town. R-1 with and eastwards. Hear the waves break
C&R's............. Very well priced at $280,000. against the shoreline while watching the
3B-2 St Quaco & Zimmerman -A flat moon rise over the East End. Price dra-
walk within a three minute walk to a beautiful matically reduced for quick sale!............
swimming beach. Subdivision amenities ................ ...................$300,000.


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enit rofitable rental histories Extensive advertising program
plete _anagement and maintenance 24 years on-island experience
4 Convenient Marketplace office (Second Floor) On-line Booking
ri onv Ze rar On-in Booking


WATERFRONT lIra rd in ry AWESOME vactlion rental COME and GET IT! This
pairce harderiig tLhe Nasiinal home and income producer bas vlla~ won't last t this priee!
Park with 270 ft of water equl] 21MH, 21lA crs-nuI. Iarge Rcceil renovations incude a
rronIgtc anid small s4ind y kiLhein and Great Roomi leads Cpurmel kitchen, slairlles.
each on Ree f Ray bInasts to wall of glass showcasing appliarnce, custlm eahineLts,
remarkable views coupled bcljuifuil ('aribbhan walcr granite counters, stone sinks,
with the sOrnds ofl Ithe surf views. L.arge patina and pool itma ing dctk. pool aLnd hugc
crashiing bclnw. t2,750,00.- area. Now just 1i.175C000, viewt. No* inly 51,475,000.
HOMES
UKDL CONTRACT ~.UXURIOUS brand eiw LOWER PETER BAY
4BR, 4.5BA villa io Gated ciirhinunity, lutixi-
ruprscIc limltic RKendJr- os 4BR, 4.5BA villa with
voua. Featuriiig traverniie. largC pool jarea t juit sJIep
granite, stainless, gym & awsy from a whiLe aaindy
l r X pFool. ONLY S2,995,000I. beach Just 6.,000,000.
TWO HOMES Inearing compcllion, A 2br. 2ha and ]br, I bi collgcs, litlug views, Just $995, 0,.
*ST. JOHN PASSION- popular 1brf3bi relal has t al11, Pool, views R at low price. $1,060,000.
NEAR TOWN A newly constructed villa with two seiprat 2BR/2BA units & pool. T1,999,999.
CONDOMINIUMS
D6voLopcr UaiLi GRANDE BAY luxury LUXURY Cindomninim
Now Availabll beacihroni devl., Walk lo Development. Nearing
Im fmtle (2)2he 2ba lmplcr'I n on LI'csm 2s ,
unils starting at $g7S 00. aind 4 bedrccomi uknilt willt
And. (2) 1br 2ba units uniparalled finishes. Prices
-Iartilwn at 51.100,000- bglimn g at 31,1I0,000.
CRANDE BAY Assignmeni o0 :o.tUracFs." stlrthing at S83.9.00O, Pcntrihus uniL for F87l5,00.
WHY RENT Sunscl Ridge 2 new Ibr, ]ba units wl huge water vLews. $350,000 & $375,000.
OGRAT OPPORTUNITY & location. Villa [.ceAnna rendeLled 2hr/lha. Walk to town. S37.,000.
LAVENDER HILL In (.'r if itty-lovely 2br/fbf prnelh&ac ,wih ci;llenr renlal income$995,0JO0,
S LAND
""f DEVELOPMENT oporlu- SPECTACULAR 29 parcel -
pnil with plnr;S and c:pirdJ sub-division n L! acres
pertmit far a IS utriL hiigh 91bov Poait Hcndex-
Scondominium project. In vou.- Most roads roa~d and 1
Ltawn I ~c icn. 'qins-el ulilities are roughed io.
water views. $2,7$0,000. CALL FOR DETAILS!
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! ihe highest point io Minhey Peak. Amazing 360 views. 11,59%,00.
WATERFRONT A RARE OPPORTUNITY iu PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAL AT......... S950o00.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building Ic l wilh inectrnrahble rmcrh shore views......... $2,5$10,000.
EMMAUS A great ItI at a great price with huge C(ral Bay harbor viewr-.......NEw juIL 5 17i,00.
WHAT A DEAL ChlocOlate lloe lool whh llhiv plans & peymi $ in plv .................. 229,00Q.
PASTORY beautiful walker views from this etcared lot close to town.................. Only 215,000.
PRIVATEER BAY lot wewlkg path n beach $475,000 or add adj. wa eiflrro brlh atL S ,20,00.
REDUCED overshiZed li iin Corif Iliy near prroposcd marinrn project ...-........ JUST $31 .00Q.
NEW L[ST[NGE WATERFRONTI absolutely beautiful L.I +I- sires in Fish Bay....... 1925,000.
GLUCKSBERG Parcel is cleared and archilectural drawings have bee submitted...... 180,000.
FLAT 0.15 2 4 cre i Ilo in I den is a flat, cua y build site wvCW i t's l1 Ilurriiae IR lll,,, t I 75,000 .
CHOCOLATE HOLE rw o nvrshixed ptrecls with grcal wlcer viscw-....... 1479,000 & i489,000.
VIRGIN GRAND Slunning parrcl in a mklli-mnillion do]lltr nCighbTrhlood............ $709,A00.
JUST REDUCED1! Lowest price parcel In pr*stig$iou Cholate Hole................... 522-,00.-
TIMESHARES COMMERCIAL-
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St. John Properties, Inc.

(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320 www.stjohnpropertles.com r

Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix B


CRUZ BAY BUILDING LOTS
Quiet wooded lots with sunset-water views. Walking distance to Cruz Bay
restaurants, shops and trails into the V.I. National Park. One-quarter to
one-half acre. Priced at $200,000 to $500,000.

FABULOUS DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES
Two contiguous R-2 parcels overlooking Cruz Bay feature rolling hills,
knoll tops and sunset views over St. Thomas.
5.11 Acres $4.5 Million or 9.45 Acres $6.2 Million


GLUCKSBERG
2br/lba home. Front and rear
decks, ceramic tile throughout,
including the decks. Vaulted
ceilings w/exposed beams &
ceiling fans in the living room
and bedrooms. Full tiled bath
w/shower & tub. A/C in the
master bedroom.
$320,000.00


SUBWAY St. John's best and only franchise.
Located in the heart of Cruz Bay. Callfor details.
REDUCED TO $150,000.

CHINA SHACK St. John's onlyChinese restaurant. Lo-
cated in the heart of Cruz Bay. Call for details. $100,000.

2 BED/2 BATH, NO HASSLE
Premium Cruz Bay condo $698,000
St. John Properties is the only St. John real estate agency
with an office on St. Croix. Long-time St. John resident
Vicky Pedersen is the St. John Properties representative
on St. Croix. Her enthusiasmfor both St. John and
St. Croix is contagious and her knowledge of both
islands is extensive. Call Vicky at 626-8220


St. John Properties welcomes referrals of clients from cooperating Brokers on St. John and St. Thomas. I


"Great Cruz View" Solid
masonry two family home with a
nice view overlooking Great Cruz
Bay. Upper level is newer con-
struction (near completion) and
features a covered tile porch, 3
large bedrooms, spacious great
room with cathedral ceiling. Lower
will make great rental or caretaker
e to town and all conveniences. $1,300,000
"Bella Vista" is a well maintained
and beautifully decorated home,
perched high atop cool Bordeaux
MT Views from Jost Van Dyke to
Virgin Gorda. Quality construction
with hardwood floors and beautiful
wood trim. Accommodations
include a large master suite, two
spacious guest bedroom suites,
six and a one-bedroom apartment with separate
appliances and furnishings; spa and sun deck. This
see". $950,000.
"Coral Bay Casa" Masonry 2
bdrm 2 bath home in Upper
Carolina. Enjoy unimpeded views
of Coral Bay Harbor and Bor-
deaux Mountain across the
valley. The master suite is on the
main level along with the kitchen,
dining, living areas and deck.
Spacious lower level bedroom
ate entrance and is already plumbed for an additional
I beach rights at Johnson's Bay. $950,000
"Southern Cross" The location
of this traditional Danish style
1" ~ stone home is about as good as it
gets, offering the utmost privacy
yet only a ten minute drive to Cruz
Bay Town. Features include large
covered porches, beautiful
custom mahogany cabinets and
built-in bar, exposed concrete
dow sills and tile floors all combine to create an
here. Coolina breezes and water views $1.395M


FEATURED CONDOS -
"Coral Crest" is a large three bedroom,
free standing unit in a great location within
an established condominium development
located just above Cruz Bay Town. Enjoy
cooling breezes and expansive views of
the Caribbean overlooking Great Cruz and
Chocolate Hole Bays. New common pool.
$725,000
"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne
designed condos under construction in
Cruz Bay. Two, three and four bedrooms
available, A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach
and town. Water views, high quality appli-
ances. These will be some of the most
spacious condos on St. John. Only 20%
down. Completion scheduled for mid 2008.
Special pre-construction prices: $825,000
to $1.6M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunity! 10 equal ownership shares in
Mango's Unit 3 -ground floor with 4 bedrooms Only $150,000 per share.
COMMERCIAL/DEVELOPMENT -
E 4"Little Plantation" -Three and a half acres of subdividable
land with beautiful easterly views over Coral Bay, Hurricane
Hole and the British Virgin Islands. This property faces
east to catch the cooling breezes, sun rise and moon rise.
Walk to Cocoloba Shopping Center and the proposed 117
slip marina. $2.595M
S"Maho Bay" Rare opportunity to own 13.8 acres with over
-850 feet of shoreline with a white sandy beach (Little
Maho), located within the Virgin Islands National Park on
St. John's pristine north shore. The property is flanked by
the National Park Beaches Francis Bay at the East and
Maho Bay at the West. Currently used as the Maho Bay Campground. There is
an existing cistern and waste treatment plant on site as well. Ideal for resort use,
residential development or private compound. $32M
AND MUCH MORE . .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through Islandia Real
Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and price on the island of
St. John. Feel free to visit our website at wwwislandiarealestate. com or call
and speak with one of our full-time, professional agents at: (340) 776-666.
We will be happy to help you find the perfect property to fulfill your needs and
dreams. Serving St. John for over 36 years.


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NEW! Newly constructed 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood with paved
roads, expansive Sunrise water views of BVI, Leduck, Flanagan & beyond and steady gentle breezes, .5 acre
with room for expansion of main house & pool. Lower level has plumbing roughed in. Plans for main house &
original guest house blue prints are available. Just entered a short term rental program and should prove to be
very successful. A must see! $1,150,000


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CHOCO CRUZ is a very successful three bedroom
vacation villa situated on Maria Bluff offering stunning
South Shore views. Set on a prime lot and featuring one
bedroom on the main level and two bedrooms set off of
the lower pool level. This mildly sloped lot also has
plenty of room to build additional guest bedrooms and/or
a master suite. A hilltop showplace for $2,595,000.
CAROLINA Sunrises all year round overlooking Coral
Bay up to Norman Island and Sage Mountain This well
maintained fully shuttered two unit cottage offers a 1
bedroom 1 bath on the upper level with a cozy covered
porch. Lower level unit offers a studio apartment. .26
acres $625,000
CVISTA is a magnificent open air villa overlooking the
alluring turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay. Situated in
prestigious Klein Bay and featuring all amenities
including gourmet kitchen, fabulous and tasteful
furnishings, custom mahogany doors & windows,
spacious entertainment room, outdoor bar and
air-conditioning in all bedrooms. This stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000.
ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of beautiful
Hart Bay. Walk to Hart Bay or Chocolate Hole Beach.
Newly remodeled offering 4 large bdrms with ensuite
baths and elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre.
Spacious kitchen with granite countertops, stainless
steel appliances that opens to living room and pool
deck. Multi-level floor plan offers privacy. REDUCED TO
$1,700,000. SELLERS ARE MOTIVATED.
REDUCED $100K! Bordering greenbelt, this
tastfeully crafted Fish Bay home features beautiful stone
and hardwood accents, vaulted ceilings & large
living/dining area & 3rd bdroom on lower level along with
a lower level apt. Water views of Fish Bay. Private
location. $550,000.


MYSTIC RIDGE perched high on a mountain ridge
offers dramatic, "down-island" views. This 4BR/4.5BA
luxury villa has an impressive split level great room
featuring a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining area &
complete entertainment center. Magnificent seclusion
can be yours as you lounge by the large pool or relax in
the hot tub. $2,795,000
BEACH FRONT! "Sunset Beach" is a fabulous
beachfront villa set at the water's edge on Dever's Bay
that is luxuriously appointed and tastefully decorated
with antique reproductions. The impressive "great room",
opens on to a comfortable verandah and the 4 elegant
bdrms feature antique four poster beds. The beach is at
your doorstep. $3,750,000
ENIGHED JUST REDUCED TO $659,000 Lots of
opportunity for this nearly flat town lot overlooking Turner
Bay and zoned R-4. Currently configured as two units for
a total of four bedrooms and two baths. Out buildings
allow for ample storage and/or additional living space.
Motivated seller. Masonry home with lots of potential!
GARDEN BY THE SEA Bed and Breakfast is a
quaint Caribbean home with West Indian gingerbread
architecture, lively colors, and island style furnishings.
Live in the spacious newly renovated owners apartment
while renting the 3 income producing air conditioned
units. There is room for expansion to a maximum of 12
units as per the R-4 zoning. Outstanding rental history
and just a short walk to Cruz Bay Town as well as Frank
and Turner Bays. $1,800,000.
MERRYHAVEN is a 3 bdrm, 3 bath Bordeaux home
featuring tile floors, cozy furniture, hardwood doors,
spacious closets, and private outdoor galleries. Enjoy
expansive views over the lush Carolina Valley to Virgin
Gorda. $1,100,000


LAND


NEW! Two adjacent lots, one .41 and one .5, with
moderate slope, nicely wooded, close to town, with
paved access. $190,000 each.
NEW! Expansive Pillsbury Sound views and sunsets
from this Estate Grunwald parcel, .27 acre, close to
town. $199,000
ESTATE CONCORDIA Large .81 acre parcel, easy
build, good ocean views, and breezes, close to NPS
beaches. $550,000
ESTATE FISH BAY Enjoy expansive Fish Bay water
views from either of these downhill builds. A .5 acre with
downhill & uphill access for $375,000 or a .78 acre
parcel for $499,000
ESTATE RENDEZVOUS! Stunning views of the
turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay from this .50 acre
site. Excellent location in great neighborhood! $475,000
GRUNWALD Cistern, slab & storage in place. Ready
to accept 2nd floor walls. .25 acres, South Shore water
views. $379,000
PASTORY Westerly views overlooking Pillsbury
Sound, .34 acre property w/cistern and living
accommodations. $450,000
WATERFRONT LAND with spectacular year round
sunsets! Oversized downhill building site with gentle
slope. Views from St. Croix to Thatch Cay. 0.71 acres,
$995,000
NEWLY PAVED ESTATE BETHANY Enjoy breezes,
privacy, lush vegetation & water views of the South


Shore. Three .25 acre lots ranging from $170,000 -
$215,000
DREEKET'S BAY .762 acre parcel directly above a
pristine, sandy common beach (deeded access).
Outstanding views of the BVIs and great snorkeling.
Driveway cut. $595,000!
LAST REMAINING WATERFRONT BUILDING SITE
ON MARIA BLUFF IN GREAT CRUZ BAY! Enjoy
spectacular sunsets, the lights of St. Thomas, and 180
degree views stretching from St. Croix to Mingo. 1.03
acres $2,250,000
PETER BAY Deeded white sandy beach access and
gated community with paved roads and underground
utilities. A .5 acre in Lower Peter Bay for $3,700,000., .50
acre in Upper Peter Bay for $2,900,000 and includes
preliminary drawings for 6 bdrm/6 1/2 bath pool villa.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Oversized lot consisting of .85
acres with lower and upper road access and beautiful
views of Fish Bay. Topo included. Reduced to $399,000.
ESTATE CAROLINA
Upper Carolina .5 ac, expansive water views....$199,000
Upper Carolina middle tier great views.51 ac ... $385,000
Upper Carolina w/driveway adj. lot avail. 5 ac ... $450,000
Expansive Views, dual building sites, .75 ac.....$459,900
Mill Vista, small apartment w/plans .52 ac.......$499,000
Ajax Peak, Stunning STT Views .504 ac...........$540,000
Upper Carolina, two lots 1.00 ac w/ driveway ... $895,000


CONDOS
LAVENDER HILL! Fabulous unit in excellent condition on middle level; stunning views of Pillsbury Sound to
STT, wrap around decks, new kitchen & a/c. Newly redecorated and strong rental program $875,000
GALLOWS POINT CONDOMINIUMS! ST. JOHN'S ONLY OCEANFRONT CONDOS! 2 Upper floor loft units
available in this one of a kind complex. Excellent rental program, ocean and harbor views, tastefully appointed
and fully air-conditioned. $980,000 and $1,275,000.
COMMERCIAL
DELI GROTTO! Consistent sales growth of this three year old Deli and internet cafe located in prime
commercial space. Catering to tourist & residents alike, Deli Grotto offers baked goods, smoothies, cold beer,
extensive breakfast & lunch menu w/sandwiches, salads, pastries & ice cream available to eat in the a/c, on the
outside terrace or take out. $475,000
MARINA MARKET SITE, zoned B-2! This one of a kind commercial real estate consists of 4829 sq.ft. and
features a 2,999 sq. ft. building and adjacent parking area. Bordering the busy south shore road, this is a choice
location and convenient to Cruz Bay Town. An excellent potential income producer with tremendous possibilities
for a variety of business uses. NOW $995,000.


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FISH BAY Charming masonry home
with one bedroom / one bath plus plans for
additional bedroom pod. Beautiful mahogany
kitchen, tiled floors, covered porch, brick entry,
and terrific views of Fish Bay and beyond.
$649,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS:
WATERFRONT W/ DOCK Poured concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home on a flat 3% acre site adjacent to Natl Park. Enjoy all wa-
tersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the secluded
shoreline. Priced below appraised value at $1,385,000.
AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180" views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
RENDEZVOUS VILLA- in prestigious Boatman Point. Im-
maculately maintained all masonry 3 bd/3 bath, w/ heated
swim jet pool, Ig. covered outdoor dining, excellent floor plan,
spectacular unobstructed views on 0.90 acre. $1,850,000.
LOCATION. LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom
/2 bath stone and concrete home with large wraparound ve-
randa, travertine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large
spa, full A/C, large circular drive. $2,200,000.
WATERFRONT VILLA Spacious 3 bd/3 bath situated
just 25' from water's edge on Chocolate Hole. Perfect for
boaters. Mahogany kitchen, 1.05 ac. lot, pool, marble floors,
A/C. Vacation rental history. $2,774,000.
CHEZ SHELL Beautiful, newly renovated, rental villa
in prime area near Westin. 3 bd/3 baths w/ac., gorgeous
kitchen, fantastic views, decorator furnishings, spa, walk to
beach. Turnkey. $1,399,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate features tennis
court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, seven bedrooms 7.5 baths, on
one acre. Impressive rental history, awesome views, walkto
Chocolate Hole beach. Was $2,995,000 NOW $2,495,000.
WINDSONG -Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,750,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa w/excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bd/4 baths, infinity pool,
exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush gardens, ter-
rific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush /2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
UPPER CAROLINA 1 bd/1 bath cottage, w/Cert. of
Occupancy, on lush 0.44 ac. lot. Reduced to $380,000.
BORDEAUX Force 10 system home has 3 bd/ 2 baths,
Ig. covered porch, water view, /2 acre w/gentle slope, room
for expansion. $760,000.


CONDOS & TIMESHARES
NEW CONDOS- Attractive 1 bedroom/1 bath units priced
to sell. Beautiful water views, solid masonry construc-
tion, shared pool. Small 4 unit complex at Sunset Ridge.
$279,000 and $299,000.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.
EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
ESTATE BELLEVUE Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
ADRIAN Off the beaten path, wooded /2 acre w/
underground utilities and paved roads. $250,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $340,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 -Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
Waterfront lot, $1.4 m.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. $450,000.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harborviews
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $490,000.
CATHERINEBERG Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 14 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Water views, moderate slope, topo map................$199,000
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy....................... $250,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included .............$349,000
Direct water view, corner parcel .............................$389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac ...... ....................... .$425,000
ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE -
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$359k
SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS-
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
ESTATE CAROLINA -
Lower Bordeaux, beautiful BVI views, paved rd.........$199k
Ironwood Rd, great Coral Bay views, house plans.......... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views! 0.506 acre .................. $395k
Spectacular views, high on Bordeaux............................... $599k


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Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties

"L'AUTRE MONDE" Exquisitely p 1 PRIVATE 5 AC. BEACHFRONT
custom designed with 2 pools, ( 5x3 "LIME TREE BAY" 490'
luxurious shoreline
master&6 on Round
additional Bay. White
bdrms, sand beach

soaring CATHERINEBERG'S "MANGO BAY" covec with
ceilings, has amazing north shore views, b e a c h
extensive total privacy! 1+ lush acre (fruit trees CATHERINEBERG (5X5 Adjacent 4 "CONTENTMENT" Fabulous BEACHFRONT(4X4"HARBOUR
stone work, exotic African & exotic orchids), stone showers, "CINNAMON RIDGE" 1+ private acres also Contant villa, 6 bdrms, 6.5 baths, VIEW" new 1 ac. estate on Great
slate floors, custom mahogany fireplace, brick pool terrace, new acre, borders National Park; available. designer detail and furnishings!!! Cruz Bay harbor. Boat & swim at
cabinetry. Walk to beach & dinghy kitchen,4A/C BRs, gated w/carport. stunning north shore views, pool $4,995000. Spectacular views to St. Thomas. Westin Resort. $3,700,000 Price
dock. $8,400,000. Exquisite Charm! $5,950,000. & spa $5,250,000. $4,200,000. reduced!


Exclusively Listed Homes

BORDEAUX MTN. (5x4) STUNNING VIEWS! "VILLA SIBELLA" Beautiful new 5 bedroom villa UPPER CHOCOLATE COLORFUL
Charming, gated.5 ac. estate; spa, fireplace, poolside in Virgin Grand Estates! Spacious rooms with HOLE GEM! Masonry FISH BAY
kitchen, ultimate privacy. $3,450,000. top of the line amenities. Views, pool, privacy! 3 BR 3.5 BA home, R E T R E AT
RENDEZVOUS BAY (5x5) "VISTAERO" breathtaking $2,200,000. pool, private lower Immaculate 3
views, huge pool & spa, fabulous villa or residence! "VILLA FAR NIENTE", New construction in BR w/separate bedroom/3bath
$3,000,000 Price reduced! prestigious Point Rendezvous is ready for you to entry, large room for home, borders
WATERFRONT (3x3) "LA DOLCE VITA" with customize. Great views and artistic landscaping. addl. BR, excellent views of Fish
boat mooring. 376 ft. shoreline. W-1 zoning allows $2,100,000. rental potential. Bay & Ditleff Pt.
commercial uses $2,995,000. "SEACAY VILLA", pool villa has unobstructed, $1,390,000. $795,000.

SEXPECTATIONS" history. Short drive to Cruz Bay. $1,995,000. masonry home in excellent condition with large pool huge panoramic views and quiet location. $750,000.
(7x71/2) 1 ac., NEWCONSTRUCTION-CHOCOLATEHOLEtotally inconvenientChocolateHole. $1,395,000. "SANCTUARY
tennis, 2 homes, charming, 2x2 with private gated courtyard, large "SEABISCUIT" (2x2) Caribbean style, masonry, GARDEN" Serene
pools, spas, pool,planters&columns,archeddoorsandwindows, panoramic views, pool & hot tub. Immaculate, above well-built home
walk to beaches. island stone showers, a/c, hi tech kitchen, etc. Coral Harbour. $1,150,000. with 2 units, lovely
Impressive rental. $1,695,000. "SAGO COTTAGE", adorable Caribbean style pool, gardens &
$2,495,000. "COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA, impressive masonry cottage with wonderful down island views expansive decks
views with awesome sunsets & St. Thomas lights. and great rental history. $1,100,000. in this quiet,
"POINCIANA" $ Caribbean style. $1,499,999. "CASA NITA" private location.
1.24 acres 3 bed/3 bath a- PRICE REDUCED
beachfront "WINDWARDSIDE a $725,000.
bed privacy highlights villa with "CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" -Two bedroom family
3 beah room these rivactwo charminghts spacious & home plus separatel studio rental downstairs. View

with spa,views H masonry cottages. views to BVI.
and breezes. Hot tubs, bricked $1,050,000. OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom
$2,495,000. wonderful dcor TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT HILL luxury home. Magnificent views and sunsets
CHOCOLATE HOLE NORTH (5x5) "SOLARIS" make this a very Delightful 3 bedroom income producing masonry home from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/
Spectacular views of 5 bays. 60' lap pool, courtyard, special offering. with pool and privacy. Beautiful waterviews to St. Thomas! waterfalls and spas. Deeded home ownerships
and great amenities. $2,400,000. $1,400,000. Extensive exotic landscaping. TRADE or $999,000. from $79,000.


Exclusively Listed Land


WATERFRONT
Dreekets Bay Estates, 2.5 acres, beachfront, BVI views, breezes, quality roads $2,500,000
Boatman Point, 1.2 ac, 5 bdrm house plans, cliff front $1,875,000
Boatman Point, .70 acre, 175 ft of east facing shoreline. $1,575,000
Lovango Cay, A Slice of Heaven, .75 acre $899,000
Lovango Cay, waterfront parcel, .65 acre $635,000
ESTATE CAROLINA
Upper Carolina, .5 acre, Sunrise, Coral Bay Harbor views $495,000
Sugar Apple West, .5 acre, waterviews, easy build $349,900
Bordeaux Mountain BVI view, down hill build 0.537 acre. $345,000
Bordeaux Mtn, water views, .5 ac downhill build $239,000
Lower Bordeaux Mt, .27 acre, approved plans & cistern $208,000
Bonus Villa Use, Seagrape Hill, dual water view, 0.387 acre $177,500
ENDLESS VIEWS ACROSS THE WATERS from these three premiere lots in Upper Peter Bay.
This gated community is in the midst of Nat'l Park land, beaches & deeded beach access.
"UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" SPECTACULAR, PRIVATE SOUTH SHORE LOTS WITH
PRISTINE VIEWS. Low density subdivision with 7 large parcels, paved road, stone walls &
underground utilities; above Rendezvous Bay. $1,000,000 to 1,400,000.
BEAUTIFUL LOTS ON QUIET EAST END in the original Hansen Bay subdivision, Dreekets Bay
and Privateer Bay, with pristine views & lovely beaches listed from $285,000 $900,000.

"CANEEL HILL"
SELLER FINANCING
is a very private
residential
community just
minutes from Cruz
Bay with beautiful water views to St. Thomas. The gentle grade and easy access make
these 3 parcels very desirable, easily buildable homesites. Total 1.78 acres $700,000.


RW AZURE SKIES OVER THE
CRYSTAL SEA will entice you
to build your dream home
on this Upper Peter Bay lot.
Deeded beach access a white
sandy beach! $3,200,000.
"CLIFFVIEW ESTATES" IN FISH BAY Seven parcels in new
subdivision offer exciting views and adjacent to National Park.
Underground utility access and paved roads. From .5 .91 acre,
$299,000- $795,000
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated community featuring
underground utilities, paved roads, & gorgeous sweeping views.
Five fabulous lots ranging from $469,000 to $785,000.
"ESTATE CONCORDIA PRESERVE" Premier location, with
extraordinary water views, some border National Park -some are
waterfront! From .78 acre to 3 acres.
7 parcels priced from $550,000. FM
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" boasts
spectacular BVI views, quality paved
roads, undergrnd. utilities, stone
wall & planters, common beach.
Just 8 minutes from Coral Bay. 12
parcels priced from $450,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Tropical PRIATEER BAY Enjoy
breezes and delightful south shore
views! Two parcels just over a half quiet East End's Privateer
acre each. $399,000. Bay on this over-sized
parcel has dramatic rock
FISH BAY Two Great parcels one formations, a waterfall and
with improvements & active plans p
and one with great views & end of panBVI. $625,000ews of the
road privacy. $375,000 $385,000. BV $625,000


Condos & Timeshares

EXCEPTIONAL PASTORY- 1 bedrm condo, great
views, close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turn key.
$529,000.
"RAINBOW'S END" Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrms,
poolside, close to town. Priced to Sell! $625,000.
BEACHFRONT "GRANDE BAY" RESORT Condos
under construction, overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor.
Walk to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm $895,000; 3
bdrm $1,100,000 (Seller/Broker)
"GALLOWS POINT" 3 OCEAN FRONT units (2-
upper & 1-lower) ea. w/ deck/patio, walk to town
$1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000.

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY WEEKS ON ST.
JOHN every year at the Westin Vacation Club!
Inventory available in many unit sizes. These
platinum++timeframes have great trade potential
and rental options!


Development Opportunity

S "GALLOWS SEAVIEW"
12x2) .58 ac. R-4 &
W-1 zoning allows
multifamily dwellings
& commercial uses.
Spectacular views.
Walk to beach & town.




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