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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: April 28, 2008
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April 28-May 4, 2008 US POSTAGE
Copyright 2008 PERMIT NO. 3

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

Monsanto and Christensen Testify for Park Land Lease
National Park Service Officials Oppose Lease Page 2

Maho Bay


Selengut To

Be Honored
Page 6
USCG Calls
Off Search
for Fisherman
Page 3
Tourist Dies
Snorkling Off
Whistiling Cay
Page 3
VIPD Officer
St John Tradewinds News Photos by MaLinda Nelson & Tom Oat Finds $900
from Wallet
Vibrant Colors Page 7
Page 7
and Sweet Smells Grande Bay's
The island's fragrant wattapama, left, and yel- Developer Admits
low cedar trees are in full bloom, including this Financial Woes
one at Caneel Bay Resort, above.
Page 7
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2 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008

Monsanto and Christensen Testify

for Park Land Lease for School

St. John Tradewinds
St. Johnian Lorelei Monsanto, spokesperson of the
One Campus group, testified along with Delegate
to Congress Donna Christensen before a U.S.
Senate subcommittee on Wednesday, April 23, in
Washington, D.C., urging the panel to support a bill
authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to enter into
a long-term lease with the government of the Virgin
Islands to provide land on St. John for a school.
Monsanto and Christensen testified before the
U.S. Senate's Committee on Energy and Natural
Resources' Subcommittee on National Parks in sup-
port of HR 53.
One Campus is spearheading the initiative to secure
land to relocate the Julius E. Sprauve School out of
Cruz Bay. The group has identified a 55-acre tract
of land in Estate Catherineberg, which was sold to
the V.I. National Park by Ethel Bishop in 1968, as
an ideal location for a new school. The proposal also
includes constructing the island's first public high
Christensen, who chairs the Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Insular Affairs in the House of
Representatives, told the subcommittee that the chil-
dren of St. John are in dire need of a new school.
"Despite the hard work and dedication of the
administrators and teachers at the school, not only is
the current environment not conducive to education,
but it is extremely unsafe," said Christensen. "Since
the 1970s, public school enrollment on St. John has
more than doubled."
"The two existing public schools, Julius E. Sprauve
and the Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School, can
only accommodate children up to the ninth grade, and
St. Johnian high school children have to travel to St.
Thomas 20 minutes by ferry over open ocean -
to complete their secondary education," Christensen
Both Subcommittee Chairman Senator Daniel
Akaka (D-HI) and Ranking Member Senator Richard
Burr (R-NC) expressed reservations about the pro-
posed lease because of National Park Service objec-
tions and the fear of setting a precedent which
could be followed by other communities that wanted
National Park land for "civic purposes."
Dan Wenk, deputy director of operations for the
National Park Service testified that the proposed
lease was "inconsistent with the purpose for which
the park was created."
St. John is a special situation which should be con-
sidered unique, Christensen countered.
"St. John's situation is sufficiently unique that it
sets no viable precedent," said the delegate. "I am
sure that during the course of the lease some way will

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One Campus spokesperson Lorelei
Monsanto, at right, with Delegate to
Congress Donna Christensen.

be found to transfer valuable land to the park which
can be counted against this property which is not part
of the original park land."
Christensen's testimony was bolstered by the tes-
timony of Monsanto of One Campus, the St. John
advocacy organization formed to promote the cre-
ation of a new school for the children of St. John.
Monsanto called for the National Park Service to
enter into a partnership with the St. John community
to make the school a reality.
Other options had been explored and a land swap
was not supported by the community, Monsanto
explained during her testimony.
"Our resources are limited," she said. "We need to
find out how we can make this happen."
Both Senators Akaka and Burr expressed hope that
a solution could be found, possibly in obtaining land
for the school from property slated to be acquired by
the national park which had not yet become a part of
the system.
While the NPS already operates schools in
Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Yosemite National
Park, it does not lease land in any parks to local gov-
Despite the reservations, the hearing was success-
ful, explained Monsanto.
"It was very positive," she said. "They know that
we need a school and they are trying to work on dif-
ferent ways for that to happen. The subcommittee
members were receptive."
Monsanto's testimony proves that residents can
actively participate in government.
"This shows that people have input into their own
destiny," said Monsanto. "One Campus has shown
and proven that we can make a difference."
The bill will next be heard before the full U.S.
Senate, a date for which has not yet been set.

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. Thomas-based contractor
Better Roads will start paving a
section of Bordeaux Road with-
in the next three weeks, accord-
ing to Department of Public
Works St. John deputy director
Ira Wade.
Better Roads received a no-
tice to proceed from DPW offi-
cials last week and has 30 days
to commence work. Once start-
ed, paving the three-tenths of a
mile of roadway is expected to
last about a month.
"They have to do excavation
and then form up the area be-
cause they will be using poured
concrete, not asphalt," Wade
said. "And there is a 35-foot
culvert that has to be put in. It
should take about five weeks or

After completion, Bordeaux
Road, which is officially Feder-
al Highway 108, will be paved
from the start of the roadway
at Centerline Road to what is
known as Pitcher Point. Wade
hopes to have the remainder of
the road down to Coral Bay
- paved later this year.
"There is approximately a
mile left to pave," said Wade.
"We're working on getting
money to complete that. I hope
to be able to get that done this
While the road is a federal
highway, DPW officials are us-
ing local funds for the paving,
explained Wade.
"The federal highway funds
are committed to a lot of other
projects in the St. Thomas and
St. John district, so we're doing
it with local funds," Wade said.

Jeremy Zuber Finishes 181st,

Under Three Hours, in Boston Marathon
St. John Tradewinds
Repeat 8 Tuff Miles winner Jeremy Zuber ran to a top 200 finish
in the 112th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21.
The St. John runner kept a six minute and nine second pace for
the 26 miles and 385 yards of the race, finishing in two hours, 41
minutes and 10 seconds.
Zuber was the 181 person overall to cross the finish line and the
172 male. A total of 21,963 people representing all 50 states,
each U.S. territory and 82 counties completed the marathon.

Taxi and Tour Certification on May 1
St. John Tradewinds
Taxi and tour operators who wish to join their peers in receiv-
ing certification are being urged to register for the upcoming
course. The Taxi and Tour Certification program will begin Thurs-
day, May 1, on St. Thomas from 6 to 8 p.m.
The six-week program educates taxi and tour operators on cus-
tomer service, V.I. history and culture, points of interest and pre-
sentation skills. The training will cost $250 and includes materials.
Students are required to pass a 100-question exam and put the pre-
sentation skills acquired in class to use in order to receive certi-
fication. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a
certificate of completion and a certification identification card.
The certification program was developed by the University of
the Virgin Islands' Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning
Center and is endorsed by the USVI Hotel and Tourism Associa-
tion and the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association.
To register, call the UVICELL Center at 693-1100 or visit http://

Moravian Spaghetti Dinner Is May 3
St. John Tradewinds
The Bethany Moravian Church will host its annual spaghetti
dinner on Saturday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the church hall. Tickets
are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets can
be obtained from church members. For more information, call
514-9114 or 693-8820.

Section of Federal Highway 108,

Bordeaux Road, Slated for Paving

St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008 3

Tourist Dies While Snorkling Off Whistling Cay

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
A woman in her 50s who died
Thursday, April 24, while snor-
keling off Whistling Cay was the
second tourist to die on St. John
in less than a month. The woman,
whose name is not being released
pending notification of family
members, was staying at Maho
Bay Camps.
The victim was snorkeling off
Pepper, a 23-foot sailboat which
takes visitors on day trips, when
the vessel operator realized she
appeared unresponsive.
"At about 12:45 p.m., a vessel
out at Francis Bay called the U.S.
Coast Guard on the radio to say
they had a snorkeler in distress,"
said VINP acting chief ranger Tom
Schaff. "We had a vessel off of
Caneel Bay which responded. By
that point, the folks who made the
initial call had brought the snor-
keler up to their boat, and we as-
sisted in placing her on their ves-
CPR was initiated, and the vic-
tim was moved onto the VINP boat
for transport to the VINP dock in
Cruz Bay. St. John Rescue's new
Marine One also responded to the
incident, and rescue group volun-
teers met the victim at the dock

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Pepperwas seen tied to an outer mooring ball off Whistling Cay, above, on Thursday
afternoon, April 24, when the victim while snorkeling.

along with St. John EMS person-
Tourist Collapses
at Jacob's Ladder
"We met the VINP boat at the
dock and continued CPR for at
least 30 minutes," said St. John

Rescue spokesperson Bob Mal-
acarne. "EMS contacted medical
control, and they advised us we
could call it a code and we stopped.
Rescue transported her body to the
Myrah Keating Smith Community
Health Center."

The victim was pronounced
dead at 1:56 p.m., a little more
than an hour after the first distress
call was made. The cause of death
was unclear as of press time.
Another tourist died on March
31 after collapsing at the top of

"At about 12:45
p.m., a vessel out at
Francis Bay called the
U.S. Coast Guard on
the radio to say they
had a snorkeler in

Tom Schaff,
VINP Acting Chief Ranger

Jacob's Ladder. The 62-year-old
man was staying at the Westin
with his wife when he decided to
get some exercise.
"He wanted to get some exer-
cise so he rode into town with his
wife and said he wanted to walk
back," said Malacarne. "He made
it to the top of Jacob's Ladder, and
witnesses said he fell backwards
and landed flat on his back in the
road. CPR was performed by by-
standers and EMS and Rescue
were called."
CPR was continued as the vic-
tim, in full cardiac arrest, was
transported to MKSCHC, and for
another 15 minutes at the health
center, where he was eventually
pronounced dead.

Search Called Off for Missing V.I. Fisherman Phillip Fredericks

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The U.S. Coast Guard concluded
its search for VI. fisherman Phillip
Fredericks well-known on the
Cruz Bay waterfront, where he
sold his fresh catch on Sunday
afternoon, April 20, following 21
searches over five days covering
12,835 nautical square miles.
Fredericks was traveling alone
from St. John to Vieques when he
went missing. He departed from St.
John Monday afternoon, April 14,
on his 27-foot fishing vessel, Don
Chepo, a fiberglass and wooden
boat with a blue hull powered by
two 200 horsepower Evinrude out-
board engines.
Fredericks, 45, was expected to
arrive in Vieques on Tuesday eve-
ning, April 15. U.S. Coast Guard
Sector San Juan controllers re-
ceived a call at 11:15 a.m. Wednes-
day from a person claiming to be
the fisherman's roommate report-
ing Fredericks never arrived.
The fisherman is not presumed
dead, and the Coast Guard may re-
open its investigation at any time,

according to USCG spokesperson
Ricardo Castrodad.
Several Supplies on Board
"We don't presume anything,
because we've had cases where
two and three weeks later, we've
found people or they've ended
up being somewhere else," said
Castrodad. "It's a possibility, but
I don't like creating any type of
expectation because it's a sensi-
tive situation. The best we can do
on our end is monitor the case, and
if something happens that would
merit us reopening the case or do-
ing some type of search, that pos-
sibility would be evaluated at that
time based on the information re-
Fredericks reportedly had three
life vests, a VHF radio, three
flares and two cell phones aboard
the fishing vessel, according to a
USCG press release.
Since Wednesday, April 16,
Coast Guard Rescue crews
searched for the missing fisherman
with HH-65 Dolphin helicopters;
Coast Guard 33-foot response
boats; an HU-25 Falcon Jet from

St. John Tradewinds Photo File

Well-known fisherman
Phillip Fredericks with his

Air Station Cape Cod, Massachu-
setts; an HC-130 aircraft from
Air Station Clearwater, Florida; a
Coast Guard Auxiliary fixed-wing
aircraft and a Coast Guard Auxil-
iary helicopter.
"The more time passes, the

greater the search area becomes,"
said Castrodad. "The HC-130 is
capable of covering a pretty big
area of water for a long period of
time, and our short-range helicop-
ters did a number of searches. This
search was pretty aggressive."
Waters Likely Rough
Several coolers were found
in the waters between St. John
and Vieques, however the Coast
Guard was unable to tie them to
Fredericks. The water was likely
rough, as a weather system moved
through the area bringing rain on
the day Fredericks departed St.
John, according to Castrodad.
"The weather improved while
we were doing our search, but we
weren't able to find anything," he
The Coast Guard extended con-
dolences to Fredericks' family.
"Our heartfelt condolences go to
Mr. Fredericks' family and loved
ones during this difficult time,"
said Captain James Tunstall, com-
mander, Sector San Juan in a writ-
ten statement. "Our rescue crews
aggressively searched the area to

find Fredericks, and at this time
the search has been suspended
pending further developments."

Business Directory .............23
Church Schedules ..............24
Classified Ads .....................27
Crossword Puzzler .............24
Ferry Schedules .................24
Historical Bits & Pieces ......21
Horoscopes......................... 25
Letters ......................... 18-20
Paws for a Moment ............16
Police Log ................... .... 25
Real Estate ................. 27-31
Rhythm & Views ................15
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Banco Popular Officials Still Hope

To Find St. John Branch Location

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After more than a year of discussion, Banco Popu-
lar officials are still working to secure a location for a
St. John branch somewhere in the Cruz Bay area.
Bank representatives have been negotiating with
land owners to obtain a long-term lease for a large
enough piece of property to be able to offer custom-
ers a drive-through window, explained Valentino
MacBean, Banco Popular's senior vice president and
regional manager.
"We need a good long-term lease in order to do
what we want to do and have the kind of long-term
presence over there," MacBean said. "We want to
give St. John a suitable structure and a drive-through
facility. We want to make it nice."
Banco Popular officials almost finalized an agree-
ment for a St. John branch location earlier this year
- and even started designing plans for the structure
- but the deal fell through, explained the bank's re-
gional manager.
"We were very close to an agreement but then we
had some setbacks," said MacBean. "We've been
working with several members of a family who are in
the states. They are still deciding what they want and
we're hoping to come to an agreement soon."
MacBean declined to divulge the location of the
planned Banco Popular branch until negotiations are

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

The Front Yard, which will close its
doors, is one rumored location for a new
Banco Popular branch.
Opening a branch on St. John would be a return to
the island for Banco Popular, which operated one of
the first banks on Love City in the 1960s, explained
"We were the first bank to be in St. John," he said.
"Back in the 1960s we were in a trailer next to Moo-
ie's. But then Chase came to St. John with the Rock-
V.I. National Park founder Laurance Rockefeller's
brother, David Rockefeller, was the president of the
New York-based Chase Bank.

St. John Tradewinds
Terrific Music at The Beach Bar
It was his birthday, "something with a zero
in it," his friend, Dee Alexander, introduced
him and as he sat in on drums and she sang you
could imagine that it was Ella Fitzgerald and
Gene Krupa. It was Leon Joyce Jr. and Dee from
Chicago. He manages Ramsey Lewis and knew
Corky Siegel, Frankie Donaldson and our friends
from Columbia College and the Center for Black
Music Research. You will remember when they
honored our elder musicians at the St. John School
of the Arts. Those were outstanding shows. A
marvelous rock and roll guitarist from Brooklyn
and a lovely vocalist from St. Thomas also sat in
to complete the afternoon's talent.
Another old friend, Charlie Campbell from St.
Croix, dropped by to reminisce about the days
when we presented shows at The Marketplace.
Glen Speer, Tommy Bertolino and Jimmy Swan
built our stage overnight. Madeline Sewer washed
our new chairs. I can see Helen and Steve Simon
in our audience. How were we to know that he
was a musician!
Steve has continued presenting great shows fea-
turing top jazz and blues artists. The Jazz Islanders
and guests keep the beat going at the Beach Bar

every Sunday 4 to 7:30 p.m. Come early for your
favorite seat!
We say thanks and have a lovely summer in
Maine to Steve Norris who has played bass for a
Hank Slodden Rescues
Elaine I. Sprauve Library
As Hank has said, "a library is a very important
resource for education in a community." He has
stepped forward with the donation of a container
to house a temporary home for our library as
DPNR repairs our Elaine I. Sprauve building!
How can we thank you enough, Hank! Ira Wade
and WAPA are doing their part with much-needed
improvements. Now, we look forward to DPNR's
speedy renovation!
Papaya Cafe is Expanding Inventory
Don't miss this attractive store at The Marketplace
next to Starfish Gourmet and Kaleidoscope Video.
The frozen lemonade is great! New books arrive
daily, paintings, greeting cards you name it -
congratulations to the Pink Papaya owners, it's
nice to be in two locations!
It's Spring! Wattapamas Are in Bloom
Look along the road for long branches of deep
purple blossoms! Charlie Roddy was the first to
spot these beautiful signs of spring!

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Bambooshay! Roasa-time! Happy Carnival!


St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008 5

Photos Courtesy of MaLinda Media

Dr. Caroline Rogers' feature on sea turtles includes beautiful underwater photographs,
at left. St. John reggae stars Inner Visions, above, are featured in the magazine.

Second St. John Magazine Exceeds Expections Set by Inaugural Issue

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The spring/summer 2008 edition of St.
John Magazine flew off newsstands and
into the hands of anxious readers last week.
The magazine first made its appearance in
local shops on Wednesday afternoon, April
23. This wasn't soon enough for some read-
ers, however.
MaLinda Media received several tele-
phone inquiries in the days leading up to
the magazine's distribution, and one is-
land visitor even stopped by the publishing
company's office on the morning of April
23, expressing her desire to purchase a few
copies before returning to the states that af-
Soon after on island distribution began,
Virgin Islands online travel forums users

were discussing their excitement and an-
ticipation of purchasing a copy of St. John
The publishing company expected to sell
1,000 copies in St. John Magazine's first
five days on newsstands in addition to the
hundreds of magazines purchased by Caneel
Bay Resort for its guests.
"The spring/summer 2008 issue of St.
John Magazine is a delight," said the re-
sort's director of sales and marketing Pat-
rick Kidd. "I know that Caneel Bay guests
will really appreciate the diversity of the ar-
ticles, which represent so many of the faces
of our island's history, culture and natural
beauty. This is a magazine created by peo-
ple who love St. John and it will appeal to
anyone who shares that passion."
One person who undoubtedly shares a

passion for Love City is St. Johnian Rafe
Boulon, whose family photos and childhood
memories are featured in the spring/summer
Sending Copies to Family, Friends
"I think MaLinda has done another stu-
pendous job," said Boulon. "As far as I can
see, it's the most beautiful magazine out
there for our area. She's done a great job of
portraying St. John from a variety of differ-
ent angles."
Boulon expressed his happiness at being
a part of St. John Magazine.
"It was an honor to be in the magazine,"
said Boulon. "It's an absolutely lovely mag-
azine, and I am very glad to be a part of it."
Many island residents began buying up
copies to send to friends and family in the

"I've already sent copies to family and
friends so they can see what a beautiful is-
land I have the privilege of living on," said
Love City resident Lyn Mitchell. "The mag-
azine is gorgeous."
MaLinda Media owner MaLinda Nelson
was excited to have the magazine on news-
stands after months of hard work, she ex-
"My heart and soul is really in it; I know
the magic St. John has, and it's avery special
place for me," said Nelson. "I am so pleased
so many people support my endeavor, and
I'll continue to showcase the island in a way
I think it should be."
St. John Magazine is on newsstands now
across the island. For information on sub-
scriptions, visit www.stjohnmagazine.com.
Additional photos on Page 23.



P.O. Box 1626
St. John, USVI 00831-1626
(888) 643-6002 / (340) 779-4070

6 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008

Maho Bay Founder Selengut To Be Honored at Chamber Dinner

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Stanley Selengut has been rec-
ognized numerous times for his
success at developing eco-tourism
on St. John at Maho Bay Camps
and Estate Concordia, but the Wil-
bur "Bill" LaMotta Community
Service Award, which Selengut
will receive at the Saturday, May
31, St. Thomas-St. John Chamber
of Commerce 2008 annual awards
banquet and dinner dance, tops
them all almost.
"I've gotten a lot of accolades,
but getting one from your home-
town is one of the sweetest," said
Selengut. "About the only other
time I felt so good was after I'd
been on St. John a few years and I
got to the dock in the pouring rain
carrying a bundle of stuff to find
the ferry pulling offshore about
100 feet. The ferry stopped, and
the captain backed up and picked
me up that's when I knew I'd
really arrived."
Selengut, a New York native,
will be on island to accept the
chamber's award at the Havana
Nights-themed dinner at St. Peter
Greathouse on St. Thomas.
Positive Relationship
The Maho Bay founder first
came to St. John in 1974, when he
had the opportunity to sign a long-
term lease for a 14-acre in-holding

in the V.I. National Park.
"It was a beautiful property ris-
ing up to about 400 feet from a
white sand beach with coral reefs
on each side," said Selengut. "My
original plan was to build a sort of
bed and breakfast that I fantasized
would be run by a nice, elderly
couple with a sailboat, and my
friends and I would visit."
Selengut formed a positive re-
lationship with then-V.I. National
Park Superintendent Bob Stanton,
who helped ensure the property
was developed in an environmen-
tally friendly manner.
"Imagine how upset he must've
been when a New York builder
got ahold of 14 acres of commer-
cially-zoned property right in the
middle of his park," said Selengut.
"Rather than fight it, he took the
time to meet with me and explain
how running roads through the
hillside could cause topsoil to
wash onto the beach and ruin the
coral reefs."
Selengut admitted to being in
the dark when it came to conser-
vation, and he credits the VINP
with teaching him how to develop
Maho Bay while maintaining a
balanced ecosystem.
The developer drew on his ex-
perience building on Fire Island,
a pedestrian community, as he
developed Maho Bay Camps.
The elevated walkways were con-

structed first, followed by 18 eco-
tents, which Selengut strategically
placed wherever he could between
the trees.
"When it was finished, it looked
like it just grew there," said the
eco-tourism developer. "At that
time, no one had put the simplic-
ity of a campground and a close-
to-nature experience together with
aesthetics and more comfort, such
as Simmons Beautyrest mattresses
and curtains which matched the
Design by Feedback
Soon after Maho Bay Camps
first opened in December 1976,
Selengut got a taste of Love City
hospitality. Caneel Bay Resort was
booked as usual during the Christ-
mas holiday, and when the resort
returned request checks to hopeful
guests, they enclosed a Maho Bay
"This was my first introduction
that there was a feeling of coop-
eration," said Selengut. "Caneel
Bay actually filled us right up with
their overflow."
Selengut then turned to his
guests for suggestions on how
to further develop the property,
which would eventually grow
into 114 camp units and 12 units
at Harmony Studios above Maho
Bay Camps. The developer drew
from the expertise of everyone
who visited, including botanists

Stanley Selengut

and architects, he explained.
"I sent everybody who came
to Maho a personal letter with a
stamped envelope addressed to
me," said Selengut. "We were
building the units just a few at a
time, constantly adding new ideas
the guests were sending to me. In
a way, it was design by feedback
since I knew the kinds of things
that made their stay better and
what wasn't important to them."
Selengut has continued this ap-
proach at Estate Concordia, where
there are plans to develop 106 eco-
tents on 51 acres. The units cater
to everyone from the physically
disabled to the young, from afflu-
ent people to budget travelers.
"It's an interesting example of
developing for a particular kind of
human being who is caring and in-
terested in more than just showing
how rich they are," said Selengut.
"Figuring out how this world

should be lived in is very complex,
but the nice thing about building
slowly is that as you learn and new
ideas develop, you can incorporate
them into what you're doing."
Recognition Long Overdue
The developer credits Love City
and the island's residents for al-
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of eco-tourism.
"There are very few places in
the world I could've done what I
do," said Selengut. "Once a small
community like St. John learns to
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new ideas and start working with
things like recycled building ma-
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energy, and all the things that are a
part of tomorrow's world."
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Kate Norfleet.
"His contribution to St. John has
been enormous for many, many
years, first with Maho and second
with Concordia," said Norfleet.
"It's an overdue acknowledgement
for the contribution he's made to
St. John. He was an eco-tourist
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VIPD Officer Finds $900 Missing

From Lost and Returned Wallet

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Terrence Bender's missing $900
turned up last week.
The New York resident lost his
wallet on March 23, and it was
found later that day by a St. John
landowner on Roman Road.
The landowner, who asked to not
be identified, delivered the wallet,
including nine $100 bills he had
found in it, to the VI. Police De-
partment's Cruz Bay station.
A female VIPD officer was at
the front desk and the landowner
had her sign a receipt accounting
for the wallet and its contents. Af-

ter some confusion, the female of-
ficer mailed the wallet to Bender
in New York.
Bender received the wallet in
the mail on April 10 but the
$900 was missing. The New York
man supported by an account
from the local landowner filed
a complaint with the VIPD's Inter-
nal Affairs Division.
After an account of the missing
money was published in St. John
Tradewinds, Bender was contacted
by the VIPD's director of Internal
"Director Griffin contacted me
yesterday afternoon to tell me that

they interviewed/interrogated the
VIPD officer and amazingly she
found the $900," Bender wrote in
an email to St. John Tradewinds on
Friday, April 25.
The local landowner who origi-
nally found the wallet said he re-
trieved it from the VIPD's Lean-
der Jurgen Command to mail it to
On Friday afternoon, April 25,
the landowner had the nine $100
bills in hand and planned to send
Bender a personal check.
VIPD spokesperson Melody
Rames did not return calls request-
ing comment by press time.

Bay Isles Admits Financial Woes Caused by Lawsuit

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Bay Isles' developer David Band
admitted at a Monday, April 21,
V.I. Superior Court hearing that a
lawsuit filed by four owners of a
ridge top property adjacent to the
Grande Bay Resort in Cruz Bay
has forced development partners
to borrow money from friends to
pay back bank loans, and that the
developers owe local contractors
hundreds of thousands of dollars,
according to published reports.
The luxury waterfront condomin-
ium development may be pushed
close to bankruptcy if the notice of
a pending lawsuit filed by the four
property owners Alexander Ja-
dan, Natalie Jadan, Anastasia Trey
and Liza Trey is not withdrawn,
according to Band.
Both parties appeared April 21
before V.I. Superior Court Judge
James Carroll III. Carroll is not
expected to rule on Bay Isles' re-
quest for a preliminary injunction
to have the notice, called a lis pen-
dens, removed until after May 2.
The lis pendens can make clos-
ing on a piece of real estate diffi-
cult, explained the plaintiffs' attor-
ney Lorren Caffee.
"It gives presumptive notice to
the world especially any poten-
tial purchasers of this existing
lawsuit," said Caffee. "Our no-
tice of lis pendens is based upon
our claim that we're entitled to an
equitable lien and/or constructive
trust as to the units in the top two
floors of buildings C and D at the
Grande Bay Resort. The fact that
we filed the notice of lis pendens
has created a problem for Bay
Isles in the sense that the purchas-

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Developers of the Grande Bay Resort, above, claim they
are close to bankruptcy.

ers' title companies are reluctant to
issue title policies when there's an
existing claim."
News to Plaintiffs
The nine units affected by the lis
pendens are worth $6.5 million in
sales value, Band explained, ac-
cording to published reports.
In December 2007, the plaintiffs
filed a motion for partial summary
judgement asking for the removal
of the top two stories of the devel-
oper's luxury condominium devel-
opment, Grande Bay Resort and
damages to be determined at trial
before a Superior Court judge. The
court has not yet ruled.
Caffee was pleased with the
April 21 hearing, he explained.
"I was impressed with Judge
Carroll's understanding of the is-
sues and the way he managed the
hearing," said Caffee. "We don't
know where the results are going
to go, but we're pleased with the

conduct of the hearing."
The plaintiffs were surprised to
learn the Grande Bay Resort may
be close to bankruptcy, Caffee
"It was news to us," he said. "We
haven't know what's been going
on with them. We learned a few
The Trey and Jadan families, who
own the one-story cottage Paradise
Found, first filed suit against Bay
Isles in November 2005, alleging
zoning violations of height, den-
sity and lack of lateral support.
The families used to enjoy an un-
obstructed view of Cruz Bay from
the deck of their cottage on the
ridge property owned by the Jadan
family; now, only a sliver of blue
water can be seen past the edge of
the Grande Bay development. The
development's buildings C and D
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By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
In an effort to bring breaking
Love City news to readers around
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has restructured its Web site for-
mat. The news site, www.stjohn-
news.com, is now updated daily
with photos and news from around
Love City, and a PDF version of
the entire newspaper is available
on the site for download each
Monday, when the print version is
Readers have already expressed
their enjoyment of St. John
Tradewinds' new Web site format
via email and telephone calls to the
newspaper, and links to the news-
paper's daily updates are being
posted by users on various Virgin
Islands travel forums, increasing
traffic to the site. The Web site is
experiencing 10,000 more unique
visitors than it did this time last
"We're continually trying to im-
prove our services, and updating
the site on a daily basis gets more
people to the site," said publisher
and Tradewinds Publishing owner
MaLinda Nelson. "Right now, the
PDF is downloadable and free,
and it includes all the ads, which
is a great plus for our advertisers."
Readers Anxious
for Tradewinds
Videos will also be posted to
the St. John Tradewinds news site
from time to time, Nelson added.
It's evident that Tradewinds read-
ers are anxious to get their news,
as phone calls start coming in to
the newspaper office when the
PDF is not uploaded in a timely

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VINP Resources Face Human and Natural Threats

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. National Park faces threats from a variety
of areas, from development within its borders to hur-
ricanes and droughts, explained John Adornato III,
director of the National Parks Conservation Associa-
tion's Sun Coast Regional Office in Florida.
Adornato shared highlights of findings from the
non-profit park advocacy group's "State of the Parks"
and "America's Heritage: For Sale" reports with
about 25 people at a Westin Resort and Villas confer-
ence room on Thursday evening, April 24.
The NPCA plans to assess various National Parks
throughout the country in order to get an overall con-
dition of parks in anticipation of the National Park
Service's 100 anniversary in 2016.
While the VINP's natural resources are in fair con-
dition, the park's cultural resources are in danger
from a lack of staff and funds to back preservation
efforts, Adomato told the crowd at the Friends of V.I.
National Park-sponsored presentation.
"Hundreds of historic structures languish as dense

tropical vegetation grows around and destroys them,"
according to the report.
Hurricanes, droughts and global climate change
threaten the future of natural resources like coral
reefs, as evidenced by 2005's massive reef bleaching
The park's natural resources are also in danger from
grazing and predation by non-native species and the
impact from thousands of visitors.
The VINP needs additional funding for reports,
studies and the hiring of skilled support staff, accord-
ing to the report.
Last year, the Trust for Public Lands acquired more
than 200 acres in the Maho Bay watershed. The NPCA
is urging the federal government to cover the costs of
the land for it to be transferred to the VINP.
Officials are requesting about $100 million from
the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund to pur-
chase additional private in-holdings within the VINP
Locally, VINP officials are also hoping to increase
their budget by $3 million over the next several years
through specific funding projects.

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Marine One Expands St. John Rescue's Marine Division

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Rescue expanded its reach to the
water two weeks ago when Marine One,
the Love City volunteer group's new rescue
boat, was put into service.
The 2004 26-foot Twin-V catamaran was
purchased from Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center physician Dr. Joseph
DeJames for $32,000 in March, and an ad-
ditional $5,000 was spent at Independent
Boatyard in St. Thomas, where the vessel
was outfitted with a new top and St. John
Rescue's safety equipment, modified with
emergency lights and rewired. The funds
for the boat came from St. John Rescue cof-
The rescue group sold its old 17-foot
inflatable dinghy, which didn't meet its
"It just didn't have a platform big enough
for what we really wanted to do with the
boat," said St. John Rescue member Gilly
The new vessel is ideal for St. John Res-
cue, Grimes explained.
New Engines in 2006
"It has a cabin, so we can work on victims
inside, and it's much wider and more stable
because it's a catamaran," he said. "We can
get to rescue calls very fast and go right up

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

Marine One will help St. John Rescue assist local agencies in water

to the beach if we need to. We've got our ox-
ygen bottles and other supplies, and we're
hoping to get an AED on board just like
our rescue vehicles on land."
Marine One was outfitted with new en-
gines in 2006 by its previous owner. St.
John Rescue members spent time shopping
around for the boat, knowing exactly what
they were looking for.

"We didn't want a boat that would be ex-
pensive to maintain and that had already run
its course," said Grimes. "We were looking
for something ideal for St. John, where we
need to get anywhere from Lameshur to
Caneel fast. We can take the boat literally
right up to the beach and take victims where
they need to go in a hurry."
St. John Rescue's marine division is just

a year old, but it's expanding quickly. The
division is made up of six certified rescue
divers; Grimes, who is retired from the U.S.
Coast Guard; boat captain Steve Slade; and
Sadie Sea Charters owner Ben West. Grimes
is hopeful that all of St. John Rescue's more
than 30 members will eventually be trained
to provide rescue services from Marine One,
and at least five members will be trained to
operate the boat itself.
Ready to Assist
"It's geared up to have at least three mem-
bers on board, one of whom we'd prefer be
a diver," said Grimes.
Marine One is operational and ready to as-
sist the various government agencies which
patrol St. John waters including the VI. Na-
tional Park and the Department of Planning
and Natural Resources.
"We're still kind of getting everything to-
gether, but we are operational and if there's
a call for pretty much anything having to
do with the water, like lost snorkelers, we
would like to assist," said Grimes.
In the meantime, St. John Rescue's marine
division will begin weekly boat patrols with
rescue group members to get them used to
the new vessel and to familiarize them with
points of reference from the water. Marine
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Lincoln Liburd Accepted to Three Prestigious Universities

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Not many people have the privilege of
saying they've been accepted to Harvard
University, and Stanford University, and
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
But Love City's own Lincoln Liburd, son
of Levi Liburd and stepson of Angie Smith-
Liburd, is proud to have been accepted to
these three prestigious universities, even
though it means he now faces the tough-
est decision of his life which school to
The Gifft Hill School senior received
his first acceptance letter from Stanford in
December. The acceptance letter from MIT
came in mid-March, followed by the noti-
fication of his acceptance at Harvard just a
few weeks ago. Liburd was also accepted to
the University of Southern California and
the University of California Los Angeles
earlier this year.
Liburd will likely never forget the feel-
ing of receiving notifications of acceptance
from each school.
"I don't think I came down from cloud
nine for about nine hours," said Liburd of
receiving an email from Stanford notifying
him of his acceptance. "It was just amazing.
I'd been working hard for so long and my
dreams had been realized."
Final Decision by May 1
While Liburd's two younger brothers
were sleeping when he received notification
from Stanford, he had the opportunity to
celebrate with them when he found out he'd
been accepted to Harvard.
"It was late at night when I heard about
Stanford, so they were sleeping, but when
I heard from Harvard, I was yelling and
screaming and jumping up and down," said
There's no doubt Liburd has done plenty
of research on his top three choices -

"Regardless of where I go, I can't go wrong. I applied to
each of those colleges because I felt they were the right fit
for me. I just have to look for the best fit."
Lincoln Liburd, senior
Gifft Hill School

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Harvard, Stanford and MIT and will
carefully make his selection after follow-up
visits to each of the universities. Liburd was
in Boston two weeks ago visiting Harvard
and MIT, and recently headed out to the
west coast to visit Stanford. He'll make his
final decision by May 1.
"Each university has their own little
things that I like," said Liburd. "I'm lean-
ing toward Stanford because I used to live
in California and I fell in love with their
campus and everything they have to offer. I
can't say anything bad about it."
"Stanford is entreprenurial-based, pro-
gressive and has that kind of California
laid-back feel," Liburd continued. "It's kind
of anti-red brick, which is a plus, and I like
the California weather."
Liburd's mother's family grew up around
Boston and is pushing him to attend
Harvard, the teenager explained. One thing
which may draw Liburd to Harvard is its
progressive financial aid policy, from which
he hopes to reap the benefits.

MIT would also be a good choice for
Liburd, who hopes to study engineering.
Fortune 500 CEO
"They're kind of like the mecca for engi-
neering," he said about MIT. "There's so
much to offer at that school, I'd be crazy not
to consider it. It's a lot more contemporary
than Harvard, even though they're within a
minute of each other."
While Liburd is struggling with his deci-
sion when it comes to which university to
attend, the GHS senior has a rough sketch
of his life's plan for the next 10 years.
Liburd hopes to major in engineering with
minors in business and philosophy.
"After college I'd like to work for about
five or six years in the chemical engi-
neering field, and aftewards I want to go
to Harvard's business school to earn my
MBA," he said. "I want to try to climb the
corporate ranks and become the CEO of a
Fortune 500 company."
One benefit of Liburd's plan is that he'll
be able to give back to the community, he
"I want to have financial security for my
family and my future, and I really want to be
able to give back and help people who are
less fortunate," he said. "I feel that's a really
important purpose for my life, because I've
been blessed with this opportunity and
hopefully I can use it to its fullest."
One of Liburd's goals is to set up a schol-
arship program for Love City students who
want to pursue a college degree, he added.

Before he can accomplish his goals, how-
ever, Liburd needs a little help himself.
"Right now college is a huge financial
strain for me, because at Stanford, for
example, it'll cost me about $212,000 over
the course of four years and their prelimi-
nary estimate of the financial aid I will get
is nothing," said Liburd. "I'm hoping some
very charitable members of our community
will step up to the plate and help the kid
who has limitless potential. Invest in me
now, and I'll invest in the future later."
Privilege and Honor
To Represent Love City
Although Liburd has a huge decision
before him, he knows that no matter
what school he selects, it will be the right
"Regardless of where I go, I can't go
wrong," said Liburd. "I applied to each of
those colleges because I felt they were the
right fit for me. I just have to look for the
best fit."
The GHS senior is excited to represent
Love City as he heads off to the world of
college and beyond, he continued.
"It's definitely a privilege and an honor
to represent not only myself, but my school
and my community," said Liburd. "I really
just want to extend my thanks to people who
have helped me along the way. Everyone's
been really helpful, welcoming and open."
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Mimi Roller steers her laser at a recent regatta. The St. John sailor is still hoping for a
chance to compete in Beijing.

Roller Competes in Two New Zealand Regattas

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John teenager Mimi Roller
missed qualifying for the 2008
Beijing Summer Olympics at the
International Sailing Federation's
Women's Laser Radial World
Championships in March, but she
isn't out of the game just yet.
Roller will find out this sum-
mer whether she has received a
wild card which will allow her to
compete at the summer games in
Roller, an Antilles senior, bulked
up in preparation for the ISAF
Women's Laser Radial World
Championships in Takapuna, New
Zealand, after hearing about con-
sistently steady winds in the area.
The small-framed teenager, who
sails best in light wind, was sur-
prised, however, to discover the
wind in Takapuna was anything
but consistent.
"Every single day the wind was
coming from a different direction
at a different speed, and there was
always lots of current," said Roller.
"During the women's regatta, the
wind was very, very light and it
kept shifting. By the time the race
venue had the course set, the wind
would change and they'd have to
change the course."
Winds were so light, in fact,
that on the first day of the wom-
en's regatta, competitors sat in the
water for more than seven hours
waiting for the breeze to pick up,
Roller explained.
Unfavorable Conditions
"The race boat kept going
around trying to find areas with
more wind, and we had to follow
them the whole entire day," she

said. "There was absolutely no
wind whatsoever."
Luckily, conditions eventually
improved, and Roller was able
to put on an impressive perfor-
mance, and likely would have
won one of the races had it not
been called off.
"In one of the races, I had an
amazing start and I was in first
place overall," she said. "I was
beating the top 10 world competi-
tors. I was really excited, but then
they decided to abandon the race
because there was not enough
While in New Zealand, the teen-
ager also competed in the ISAF
Youth World Championships,
where she placed 13 out of more
than 40 competitors. The condi-
tions for the youth competition
were not in her favor.
"During the youth regatta, it
was really windy the whole entire
time, and nothing was ever per-
fect," said Roller. "If the wind
was just a little bit lighter, I could
have done a lot better. There were
six girls competing from the U.S.,
and I was the second highest
among them."
Sightseeing, Shopping
Despite the rough conditions,
similar to those Roller experi-
enced at a previous competition
in Colombia, the St. John teenager
is happy with her performance.
She also enjoyed some downtime
during her monthlong stay in New
Zealand, where she and her father,
Hugo Roller, took the opportunity
to sightsee.
"We took a two-day road trip to
Rotorua, and we went to another
town where we got to see a vol-

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cano," said Roller. "I got to see all
of the countryside, which was so
beautiful. We did a 12-kilometer
hike through a redwood forest,
and after that we went to a sulfur
spa, which smelled like rotten
eggs, but it was still really nice."
Roller marveled at the coun-
try's differing landscapes, from
green and hilly to rocky and vol-
canic, and enjoyed the beautiful
sunsets. Like a true teenager, she
was also excited to discover end
of summer sales.
"They had good shopping," said
Roller. "We got there at the begin-
ning of fall, so there was a whole
bunch of sales. Everything was
nice and cheap."
College This Fall
Next up on the St. John sail-
or's scheduled was the qualify-
ing race for the Baker Cup in
St. Petersburg, Florida, which she
competed in this past weekend
with her Antilles sailing team-
mates. The school's sailing team
took first place in the Baker Cup
two years ago, and Roller is con-
fident they'll do well this year
thanks to the team's new coach
and lots and lots of practice.
Roller, an Antilles senior, has
plans this fall to attend St. Mary's
College of Maryland, just 70 miles
from her brother, Hugo Roller Jr.,
who will attend the U.S. Naval
Academy in Annapolis.
"St. Mary's has the best inter-
collegiate sailing team in the
country right now, and there are
a lot of colleges in that area," said
Roller. "Hugo and I will get to
practice sailing together and see
each other a lot, so that's a good

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Soca Singer Destra Garcia To Perform

at This Year's St. John Festival on July 3

By Andrea Miam
St. John Tradewinds
Another Trinidad and Tobago
artist will grace the stage at this
year's St. John Festival when At-
lantik Band featuring Destra Gar-
cia performs on Thursday night,
July 3, at the Winston Wells ball
The show, dubbed "Girls Fete
2008," featuring Bajan artists Big-
gie Irie and Peter Ram, and local
favorites Cool Session Brass, will
get St. John residents hyped up for
J'ouvert, which begins that night,
and the fourth of July Festival pa-
rade, which kicks off the next day.
Girls Fete 2008 is being brought
to Love City by two of its na-
tive sons, DeJongh Wells son
of Alecia Wells and the venue's
namesake, Winston Wells and
Ian Samuel of Soul Bashment En-
tertainment. Wells and Samuel,
who now live in Worcester, Mas-
sachusetts, and Bowie, Maryland,
respectively, hope to add more
artists to the lineup, but scoring
Garcia one of Trinidad and To-
bago's biggest soca stars was
no small feat.
"Ian and I started putting this to-
gether at the end of 2007, so we
contacted her well in advance,"
said Wells. "The goal is to have a
big soca concert on St. John. It's
long overdue."
Garcia broke onto the music
scene in 1999, and since then has
kept people throughout the Carib-
beanjumping with her high-energy
soca tunes, including 2003's "It's
Carnival" featuring Machel Mon-
tano, 2004's "Come Beta" featur-
ing fellow Trinidadian and last

Destra Garcia

year's Festival Village performer
Shurwayne Winchester and 2006's
"Max It Up," a favorite of troupes
in the 2006 St. John Festival fourth
of July parade. The 30-year-old
singer is known for putting on a
high-energy live show.
Soul Bashment Entertainment is
working on the event in conjunc-
tion with the St. John Festival and
Cultural Organization, which will
benefit from the concert.
"Dance and Get Sweaty"
"They've been phenomenal, and
one of our goals is to make a dona-
tion to the festival committee for

them to use to set up a scholarship
fund, or whatever they may de-
cide," said Wells. "It's up to their
Wells and Samuel hope to make
the concert an annual event, con-
tinuing to expand the show with
even bigger performers. Residents
should keep an eye out for Soul
Bashment Entertainment events
throughout the year as well.
"Both Ian's and my contacts are
very wide and broad, and if there's
anyone we can think of who peo-
ple would appreciate seeing per-
form, we'd love to bring them to
the VI.," said Wells. "We really
want to bring performers to St.
John, because that's where we're
from. It's home."
Wells, who has always consid-
ered himself an entertainer, left St.
John in 1991 to pursue a college
degree and start a family. Love
City has never been far from his
mind, however.
"St. John will always be near
and dear to my heart, and Ian and
I wanted to do something specifi-
cally on St. John for our love of
the island, and love of the people,"
said Wells. "We want people to
come out and have a great time -
some safe, clean fun. We'll have a
good time, dance and get sweaty."
Doors open for the show at 11
p.m., and general admission is
$35. Tickets at the door are $45,
and VIP admission, which includes
the opportunity to meet Destra and
the band and gift bags courtesy of
the event's sponsors, is $75. Ticket
venues have not yet been designat-
ed, so keep an eye out for future

St. John Festival Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 31:
Pan-O-Rama, Frank Powell Park, 4 p.m.
Contact person: Ira Wade, 776-6346
Friday, June 13:
Senior Variety Show, Winston Wells ball
field, 7 p.m. Contact person: Jane Johannes,
Saturday, June 14:
Festival bike race, V.I. National Park, 8 a.m.
Contact person: 690-3692
Saturday, June 15:
Princess show, Winston Wells ball field, 6 p.m.
Contact person: Enid Doway, 774-3838
Saturday, June 21:
Miss St. John Selection, Winston Wells
ball field, 8 p.m. Contact person: Enid Doway,
Sunday, June 22:
Food Fair and Coronation, Frank Powell Park,

1 p.m. Contact person: N. Thomas/L. Smith.
- Boat races, Cruz Bay harbor, 3 p.m. Contact
person: Janice Paris, 776-6171
Friday, June 27:
Festival Mix, Winston Wells ball field, 9 p.m.
Contact person: Lucinda Jurgen, 776-1291
Saturday, June 28:
Festival Village opens, Cruz Bay parking lot, 7
p.m. Contact person: Jane Johannes, 776-6450
Thursday, July 3:
Cultural Day, Frank Powell Park, 1 p.m.
Contact person: Alecia Wells, 776-6336
Friday, July 4:
J'Ouvert, 4 a.m.
Parade, V.I. National Park, 11 a.m.
Fireworks display, Cruz Bay harbor, 9 p.m.
Contact person: N. Thomas, 774-3107.
Hotline numbers for festival: 690-3692/690-1725.
Fax numbers: 776-6992/776-2391.


St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008 13

V.I. Red Cross Hires Executive Director

in Wake of St. John Volunteer Protests

Beach to Beach Power Swim Practice
Swims Set for May 4 and 18
St. John Tradewinds
Get ready for the Friends of the V.I. National Park's annual
Beach to Beach Power Swim on May 25 at one of two remaining
practice swims. The first is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, begin-
ning at Maho Bay and ending at Trunk Bay, and the second is
scheduled for Sunday, May 18, beginning at Maho Bay and end-
ing at Hawksnest. Both practice swims begin at 8 a.m. at the north
end of Maho near the dinghy channel. For more information, con-
tact the Friends at 779-4940.

Proceeds from 8 Tuff Miles Photos
Goes to St. John School of the Arts
St. John Tradewinds
Time is running out to purchase prints from the 8 Tuff Miles race,
the proceeds from which benefit the St. John School of the Arts.
Prints will not be available after May 15, however JPEG files will
still be available. For more information, go to www.8tuffmiles.
com, call SJSA at 779-4322 or email info@stjohnschoolofthearts.
org with the photo number, which can be obtained from the 8 Tuff
Miles Web site.

Auditions Are Scheduled June 1
for Ruth "Sis" Frank Merit Scholarship
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John School of the Arts will be hosting auditions for the
Ruth "Sis" Frank performance/merit scholarships on Sunday, June
1, at 2 p.m. at SJSA. All outstanding and talented students on St.
John and St. Thomas are welcome to apply.
Qualified students must be at least 10 years old, and a reference
letter from a teacher or professional must accompany the applica-
tion. Application forms must be completed and returned to the
SJSA office no later than Monday, May 26. Forms may be picked
up at SJSA, located next to the Legislature building in Cruz Bay.
For more information, call Kim Wild at 779-4322.

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Just days after St. John Red Cross volunteers re-
signed or went inactive citing a litany of complaints
including lack of leadership and communication, the
V.I. Red Cross has hired a new executive director.
The local volunteer organization announced the
hiring of Jan Quoss, who brings more than 40 years
of Red Cross experience to the Virgin Islands chapter,
early last week.
"We are truly pleased to have found a leader of such
outstanding caliber," said American Red Cross of the
Virgin Islands board of directors chair Peter Najawicz
in a Red Cross press release. "Jan has demonstrated
through her American Red Cross career her ability to
build productive, team-oriented organizations and to
focus on the importance of volunteerism while simul-
taneously fostering partnerships with diverse commu-
nity constituencies."
Quoss will be officially welcomed to the Virgin
Islands, to where she is relocating from Worcester,
Massachusetts, on May 17. The new V.I. executive di-
rector most recently served as volunteer management
human resources officer for the Red Cross' northeast
service area, a paid position within the organization,
where she was responsible for supporting 145 chap-
ters, 330 employees and thousands of volunteers.
Position Vacant for Five Months
The hiring of Quoss as executive director comes
after the position remained vacant for five months -
just one of the many complaints of St. John volun-
teers prior to their resigning last week. The volunteers
also cited problems with being under the auspices of
Red Cross Puerto Rico.
"There is serious concern among the volunteers on
St. John about the state of the Virgin Islands Red Cross

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and the ability of the chapter to respond to a disaster
in the manner that is expected by the community,"
according to a Wednesday, April 9, email to Najawicz
and Red Cross Puerto Rico's Carmen Canino, a paid
employee of the organization, from a group of 13 St.
John volunteers announcing their resignation.
"While we understand that it was national's deci-
sion to place the Virgin Islands under Puerto Rico,
it has become extremely cumbersome and untenable
to work without a chapter manager and a disaster
coordinator for the Virgin Islands," according to the
email. "There has been no forward movement within
the chapter for the last nine months."
Local communications chair Ian Satchell, who re-
signed from his post, is pleased with Quoss' hiring
and is optimistic about her ability to lead the chapter.
Preparations Still Need to Be Made
"Looking at her background, she's got a lot of ex-
perience, which can only be good for the Virgin Is-
lands," said Satchell. "We've still got a ways to go
here, but this is a first step. Let's not lose sight of what
we have to do now execute, execute, execute."
Communications equipment which is necessary for
the opening of shelters in a disaster still needs to be
put into place, and shelter surveys need to be con-
ducted, Satchell added.
"We all have a stake in this, and we can't afford not
to be ready," he said.
The Virgin Islands Red Cross release made no men-
tion of Love City volunteers' troubles, and instead fo-
cused on Quoss' background and what she can bring
to the local chapter.
"We believe Jan brings great energy and strength
to the wonderful work of the Red Cross in our com-
munities of St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and Water
Island," said Najawicz.

14 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008

"Jamesie King of Scratch" Impressing Judges at Film Festivals the World Over

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The music plays on.
A year and a half after its initial release,
the documentary "Jamesie King of Scratch"
continues to wow judges at film festivals
across the globe.
The 70 minute documentary, created
by award winning filmmaker and St. John
resident Andrea Leland, tells the story of
the then 79-year-old James Brewster of St.
Thomas, a master scratch or Quelbe musi-
With live footage of Jamesie and the All
Stars at a nightclub in St. Croix and at the
Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago,
"Jamesie King of Scratch," makes audiences
want to get out of their seats and dance. But
the film offers more than just good tunes.
Intimate interviews with Jamesie, which
are interspersed with the performances, al-
low for a closer look at the musician's unique
humor. The film is also a lasting legacy of
Quelbe, the too-quickly-fading traditional
music of the Virgin Islands.
People's Choice Award in Ontario
Leland has screened the film at festivals
from the Dominican Republic to Denmark
and from Brazil to Canada.
Not only is "Jamesie King of Scratch" be-
ing shown, but it is impressing judges and
audiences throughout the world. The film
garnered a gold medal for best documen-
tary on a musical subject at the Park City
Film Music Festival and won the people's
choice award at the Bay Street Film Festival
in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
"Overall, the response has been extremely
positive," said Leland. "People really like it.

Jamesie the "King of Scratch"

It's a nostalgic look at a way of life that is
quickly fading."
In addition to impressing film festival-
goers, at least one big-time Hollywood star
was impressed with Jamesie too, explained
Impressing Hollywood
"The film was shown at the Bahamas Film
Festival which was attended by Darryl Han-
nah and Sean Connery," Leland said. "Dar-
ryl Hannah came to the screening and she
really liked it. She wants me to make a film
about rake and scrape which is the scratch

music in the Bahamas."
"I will work on that in the future," said the
filmmaker. "At the moment I need to take a
break from filmmaking."
Leland is also an accomplished artist and
has welcomed her work with pastels and
oils lately instead of a camera.
"Filmmaking is such a collaborative pro-
cess," she said. "It involves other people
and machines and money. With painting I
can just do it myself at my home where I
have a studio."
"It's an excellent way for me to feed my-

self," the artist added.
The artist's colorful images of fruit, land-
scapes and nudes are a direct expression of
her life in the Caribbean.
Colorful Work Reflects Caribbean Life
"My work reflects my experience and my
living in the Caribbean," said Leland. "My
art is very colorful. I work in bright pastels
and oil but the pastels come more easily to
Just because she happens to be in the
midst of a pastel phase right now, don't ex-
pect Leland to throw away her camera.
"I always go back and forth with art and
filmmaking," she said. "For my next project
I'm thinking of collecting oral histories of
native St. Johnians."
If her film "Jamesie King of Scratch" and
her other films, "The Garifuna Journey,"
"The Long Road Home," and "Voodoo and
the Church in Haiti," are any indications, we
anxiously await another Leland film.
DVDs, CDs for Sale
In the meantime, DVDs of "Jamesie King
of Scratch" and CDs of Jamesie and the All
Stars live at the Chicago World Music Fes-
tival are available online at www.andreal-
ealand.com, and locally at the Friends of
the V.I. National Park's store at Mongoose
Junction, the Colombo yogurt stand on Cen-
terline Road and Every 'Ting at Gallows
Point Resort.
Check out Leland's other passion on can-
vas and in prints at the Michael Banzhaf
Gallery and the Artists' Association of St.
For more information on Jamesie and
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St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008 15

Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2008

St. John Tradewinds
Over the weekend of April
11-13, 22 lucky youths from the
islands of St. John and St. Thom-
as took part in an amazing lead-
ership program which took place
at the Maho Bay Campground on
Love City.
This leadership program goes
by the name of the Rotary Youth
Leadership Awards (RYLA). The
term "awards" is used because
kids are given the opportunity to
attend the program due to their
outstanding achievements in
school as well as their activeness
in their community.
Enhance Leadership Skills
The mission of RYLA is to
identify up and coming leaders
in the community, enhance these
young leaders' leadership skills,
and teach these kids vital life les-
sons every leader should know.
The program gives youth lead-
ers the opportunity to meet lead-
ers and mentors within the com-
munity and the youths also have
the chance to share their thoughts
and feelings on issues throughout
the community with other youths
determined to make a difference.
RYLA also introduces the
young adults to Rotary, Interact
and Rotaract programs, which all
consist of people who put service
before self.
Young and Motivated
"It was interesting to see so
many young motivated, talented,
and audacious youth come out on
such a positive note," said Kurt
Marsh Jr., who has attended the
program once before.
All participants were students
from the St. Thomas/St. John
district ranging from grades
seven through 12. In addition
to Marsh from Ivanna Eudora
Kean, St. John attendees includ-
ed Neshell Lewis from Montes-
sori School and Jessica Samuel,
Zenobia Howe, Evanna Chin-
nery, and myself from the Gifft
Hill School.
"Besides the camping, which
made me feel like I was on Sur-
vivor, the weekend was perfect,"
said Zenobia Howe. "The activi-

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ties were fun and the friendships
I made will be cherished forev-
The weekend consisted of
many intriguing guest speakers,
fun physical activities, and an
interesting talent show to cap off
the weekend.
Mike Burk from the Profes-
sional Experimental Education
Association of the Caribbean,
carried out many exciting games
and activities which increased
the coordination, listening abili-
ties and team work of all the
members of the group.
Then Bob Malacarne from St.
John Rescue came and taught
the young leaders CPR and the
importance of being able to im-
plement this easy three-step life
Other speakers included Gloria
Lindquist from Addelita Cancryn
Middle School, who taught the
youths about child care and the
right time to have kids; George
Silicott, who expanded on drug
and alcohol abuse; Carolyn
Keys, who taught about alterna-
tives to violence; and Rotarians
Yegin Habtews and Ida White
who spoke about the importance
of leaders.
They discussed the values
leaders have, their characteris-

tics, what they do, and explained
how we can become leaders in
the community.
The talent show which the
RYLA participants put on was
amazing. The entire group made
a theme song for the RYLA pro-
gram and then individually en-
tertained the crowd with their
Tap Dancing and Poetry
Talents included tap dancing,
jumping rope, singing, acting,
dancing, and poetry recitals. One
of the participants did a hysteri-
cal dance to Michael Jackson's
hit song "Thriller."
The weekend ended with an
awards ceremony in which all
the participants were awarded for
their exceptional performance
during the weekend.
At the end of the weekend the
young leaders did not want to
leave. Everyone enjoyed them-
selves and the friendships made
were already strong. It was an
amazing opportunity that is dear-
ly appreciated.
On behalf of all the RYLA par-
ticipants I would like to say thank
you to all the informative guest
speakers, the chaperones who
stayed with us that weekend, and
of course to all the Rotary Clubs
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Heartworm Disease

By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
If you love your dog, it is important that you
know and understand a very serious life and
death threat to its basic health: heartworm.
Heartworm is one of the most serious inter-
nal parasites an animal can get. The
disease is transmitted between dogs
through mosquito bites, (not
through direct dog-to-dog con-
tact). What happens is that the
mosquito ingests the larvae
with the dog's blood. After 10
to 30 days, the infected larvae
appear in the salivary gland of
the mosquito. The mosquito
then bites another dog and
transmits the infected larvae.
This then migrates into the
dog's system and within four
months it can reach the dog's
heart, often having matured into
footlong worms. The disease is not
transmitted to humans.
Symptoms of heartworm disease include
coughing, fatigue, exercise intolerance, and loss
of appetite. However, these warning signs usually
do not appear until the disease is quite advanced,
and treatment at this stage is difficult and very
risky. Your dog can contract heartworm disease
anywhere there are mosquitoes, both indoors and
outdoors, and infection can happen any time of
year that mosquitoes are present. Of course in
our tropical climate, it is a year-round concern.
Veterinarians can effectively treat infected dogs,
although preventing your dog from the initial
infection is a far better option.
Prevention of the disease is less costly than
treatment, and poses almost no health risk to
your dog. A blood test is given to make sure
your dog is free of heartworms. Then your dog is
given a preventive medication, usually adminis-
tered once a month.
However, if your dog already has heartworm
disease, he should not be given the preventive
medication, as it could cause serious complica-
tions. Instead, your dog should be treated for the
adult worms by your veterinarian. The treatment
is lengthy; there can be up to 250 worms in your
dog's heart and your dog may become quite ill
during the course of treatment. Depending on
the severity of damage to the heart and lungs, the
prognosis for recovery is generally good.
Larvae can also be passed from infected female

dogs to her unborn puppies through the placenta.
However, the larvae will not grow into adult
heartworms because they would need to pass
through a mosquito before becoming infective.
Even so, the puppies would be carriers of the
infection. They would also be at risk for a severe
reaction when they start heartworm pre-
ventative medication. Consequently,
when females are not spayed and
give birth to puppies repeatedly,
this is a concern.
4 Talk to our veterinarians at
Canines Cats and Critters about
recommendations for heart-
worm disease prevention as
well as treatment. Purchasing
heartworm medication is quite
inexpensive and is a must for
all of our dogs on St. John
as important as food and
water! There have been many
heart-wrenching stories of dog
lovers not knowing the importance
of heartworm prevention. Please take
care of your dog's heart in the same way
your dog takes care of yours through the love and
companionship constantly given to you!
May 17, 5 to 9 p.m.: Wagapalooza
Countdown, 20 Days Left
Hope you have all marked your calendar for
this fabulous furry family event, and have started
your fun costumes and practicing doggy tricks?
We have Roger W. Morgan from St. Croix as
emcee, and rumor has it there will be some
incredible performers as well to delight the entire
family! Check out our posters and purchase raffle
tickets when you see them on sale. Thanks to all
of our local businesses for their support. All pro-
ceeds go to the St. John Animal Care Center for
its continual efforts to help all homeless aban-
doned and abused animals in need. Want to help
us care at this event? Volunteer to help! Any
amount of help is gratefully appreciated by our
ACC volunteers and staff. E-mail me at bonny-
corbeil@vipowernet.net or call Connie Joseph at
the shelter at 774-1625.


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Elaine lone Sprauve Scholarship

Accepting Seniors' Applications

St. John Tradewinds
The Elaine lone Sprauve Schol-
arship Committee invites St. John
high school seniors to apply for
the Elaine lone Sprauve Scholar-
ship. Students graduating from a

local high school may obtain an
application form from any high
school principal or counselor,
as well as the Elaine I. Sprauve
Library on St. John. The applica-
tion deadline is May 20.

Flag Football League

Results and Standings

Bengals 28 Raiders 20
The Bengals showed their power in this game despite facing the
current first-place power passing Raiders. The Bengals struck first
with a pass from Kevin Small to Shakeem Meade. The Raiders
then countered as Steven Conley combined with Ian Coyle in two
consecutive drives to go ahead 13-7. The Bengals refused to give
up as they added another score on an exciting long pass by Small
to close the half up 14-13. The second half proved to be the most
exciting as each team traded scores. A safety and another score
near the end of the game by the Bengals proved too much for the
Raiders who remain in contention as a top-seeded team at this mid-
way mark of the season. The Bengals improved to 2-3.
Packers 27 Rams 0
It was thought that the hapless Rams would be easy pickings for
this strong Packers team but the Rams continue to prove that they
can compete with any team. Recent acquisitions of players to beef
up their offense has proved effective and with a little more gell-
ing, the Rams could just be a force during the second half of the
season. The Packers never trailed although the Rams never quit.
The Packers score three TDs on running plays using the speed and
agility of Lorence Boynes. Careem Albert and Johnny Odenbach
also ran in scores. Boynes scored another on a pass from Bryan
Morton to complete the scoring.
Broncos 25 Patriots 6
The Broncos continue their quest for a firm hold on first place as
their star quarterback Jay Williams again was effective throwing
four TDs to a variety of receivers. Great defense by the Broncos
frustrated the Pats' normally proficient and high-scoring quarter-
backs who managed only one score on a fine passing play from
Xavier Trahan to Nick Lopez.
Standings as of April 21
Team W-L PF PA
Packers 4-1 134 40
Broncos 4-1 142 95
Raiders 3-2 122 121
Patriots 2-3 116 114
Bengals 2-3 100 147
Rams 0-5 81 178
Check next week's St. John Tradewinds for results from the
Rams vs. Patriots and Raiders vs. Broncos, both on April 26, and
the Packers vs. Bengals on April 28.

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St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008 17

FBLA Members Compete Next Week

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John middle schoolers will go
head to head against the brightest
business minded St. Thomas and St.
Croix students at this week's Future
Business Leaders of America state
Seventeen Julius E. Sprauve
School students in grades six
through nine will enjoy a stay at the
Wyndham Sugar Bay on St. Thom-
as from April 28 through April 30.
But it's not all fun and games for the
FBLA members, who will compete
in topics including computer appli-
cations,job interview, public speak-
ing, editing and business math.
"The students will get a chance to
see how they compare to students
from other high schools as far as
business topics they've been work-
ing on," said JESS FBLA advisor
Clemmie Moses.
St. John FBLA chapter members
will honor Delrise Varlack as their
nomination for Business Person of
the Year, Moses explained.
"She is always helping us to at-
tend trips and often serves as a guest
speaker for our meetings," Moses
said about Varlack. "Ms. Varlack
helps train the kids and is always

supporting our group."
Moses, who has been the JESS
FBLA advisor for 15 years, knows
first hand the importance of prepar-
ing for the business world.
"I was in FBLA when I was in
high school in North Carolina,"
said Moses, who is also a business
teacher at JESS. "Students get to
sharpen their leadership skills and
gain confidence in themselves."
"This is something that I believe
in," Moses continued. "I believe in
training the kids and exposing them
to new things."
After brushing up their skills
at the state conference, the JESS
members will be heading to the
FBLA national conference in At-
lanta, Georgia, this summer.
"Even though they call it a na-
tional conference, FBLA went in-
ternational a few years ago," said
Moses. "So this summer the kids
will get a chance to meet between
8,000 and 10,000 students from all
over the world."
The group is still looking for do-
nations for their summer trip. For
more information about FBLA or to
donate to the group contact Moses,
Alecia Wells or Cleamena Duncan
at JESS at 776-6336.

Julius E. Sprauve School

Third Marking Period Honor Roll

High Honors
Aleek Thomas
Okyeame Browl
Kwasi Browne
Marquis Pilgrim
Aisha Somersall

High Honors

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade
Eighth Grade

Jhelisa Krigger
Savannah Lyons-Anthony
Ivanka Pickering
Javon Venzen
Ninth Grade
J'Waun Athanase
Miriam Jones
Marcus Stevens

Guy H. Benjamin School

Third Marking Period Honor Roll

First Grade
High Honors
Seala Matthias
Kahlifah Powell
Kaylia Frett
Second Grade
High Honors
Khalid Smith
Kobe Valmond
Caliyah Stephenson

Third Grade
High Honors
Maeven Parsil
Ruby Cioppa
Keiano Penn
Le'Nique Sprauve
Fourth Grade
High Honors
Aariyah Athanase
Liana Clendinen
Vanessa Jaramillo

Tracy Scatliffe
A'Feyah Smith
LaTiah Jackson
Fifth Grade
Xavia Bruce-Thomas
Sixth Grade
Cassandra Mathurin
Sabrikah Bryan
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The featured artist will be Bob Wilkinson, showcasing
"strange" charcoal and watercolor representations of local
models and the theme for May is "Wild and Wacky Art."

Other artist displaying work at this opening are: Ken Wild, Bryan
Mckinney, Claire Wilkinson, Candace Greathouse, Stephanie Randolph,
Patricia Orlandini, Liz Ford, Edie Johnson, Andrea Leland, Lucy Portlock,
Victoria Rogers, and Deborah St. Clair
and we currently have over 70 AASJ artists on display.

This will be a fun and refreshing prelude to the summer.


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Basic Drawing classes are
offered on Tuesday afternoons
from 3:30 to 5PM

Basic Watercolor classes are
offered on Wednesdays from
1to 3 PM
Life Drawing and/or Figure
Drawing 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 2, which also incorporates
the "Gallery Walk," will feature
Bob Wilkinson. The theme for
May is "Wild and Wacky Art"

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for information
or reservations.



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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

National Parks Group Urges V.I. Government
To Explore All Options

Dear Editor,
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Re-
sources, National Parks Subcommittee, last week had
a hearing to consider a bill (H.R. 53) which would
allow the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a
long-term lease with the territorial government of the
Virgin Islands for purposes of establishing a school,
compromising the historic preservation of Virgin Is-
lands National Park. The bill has passed in the U.S.
House of Representatives.
Development of a school on Virgin Islands National
Park land is inconsistent with the purpose of the park.
We recognize the need for new educational facilities
in the Virgin Islands, however we strongly encourage
the Virgin Islands government to explore all options,
and undergo a full analysis of alternate sites, before
exploiting our national park land.
We are particularly concerned with the language in
the bill which would authorize the lease of the Na-
tional Park Service land for not only the establish-

ment of a school, but also for "other purposes." This
would threaten park resources, and potentially give
unlimited latitude for the Virgin Islands government
to use the land in ways that are inconsistent with the
mission and protection of the park.
Only after exhausting the possibility of acquiring
other suitable lands, should national park land ever
be considered. If an exhaustive search of alternative
sites bears no fruit, we would be open to a potential
land exchange of equal value between the Park Ser-
vice and the Virgin Islands government, but only 10
acres in size and only for the purpose of building a
Taking care of the places that honor our past and
continue to inspire our future requires that these plac-
es be protected and preserved, not developed, for the
enjoyment of future generations.
Elise Russell,
Legislative Representative,
National Parks Conservation Association

Reader Reacts to Chamber of Commerce's Tourism Plans

Dear Editor,
These folks should get their priorities straight. They
should be focusing on how to address the crime is-
sue before spending time on tourist services. I know
several people, me included, who will not vacation

on St. John any more due to the crime, murders, and
beatings in Cruz Bay. Many of them take place a very
short distance from the police station.

James Cooper

Dear Editor,
Two Fridays ago, a windy, surfy day, I carelessly
left my expensive glasses without a case, on a towel
at Hawksnest Bay while I went swimming. When I
came out of the water, they weren't there, probably
flipped by wind or by passing feet into the sand. With-
out them, I see very poorly, but I searched every inch
of nearby sand as best I could until dusk. I feared
they'd been washed away by the sea, but the next day
I came back and posted a note by the restrooms.
By Saturday evening, I had four phone messages.
One unidentified man said he'd found some glasses,
but the rest of his message was too broken to under-
stand. Sarah said she'd found a pair of wire-rimmed
glasses and tucked them safely onto my sign (they
weren't mine, but I turned them in to the VINP Visi-
tors Center.) Then Tina said her friend Catherine had

found a pair of rimless glasses buried in the sand (far
from where I'd lost mine) and given them to her for
safe-keeping. Tina's husband Alan knew about this,
and called Tina from the beach to say he'd seen my
And so Tina called me, and the next day she and
toddler Nicholas came and dropped off my glasses
(with not a scratch on their plastic lenses).
I am so lucky! It would've cost me well over a
week's pay to replace those glasses, and I would've
had to wait over a month to have them made.
I'm so grateful to live among people who pay atten-
tion to what's around them and who look out for each
other's needs.
My heartfelt thanks to you all!
Paula Myles

Birth Announcement

James Nicholas Service

St. John Tradewinds
Ben and Jen Service announce the birth of their son James Nich-
olas Service.
James Nicholas was bor on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Sch-
neider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas weighing 10
pounds and two ounces, and measuring 22 inches. Mom, Dad and
baby are back home on St. John and, despite a lack of sleep for the
new parents, are all doing great.

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Dear Editor,
I am perplexed. This past Saturday, April 19, I was
out on the waters surrounding beautiful St. John with
my wife and a friend from New York City. We all
couldn't help but notice how glorious this island looks
from offshore! There aren't homes strewn side to side
like there are on the other Virgins. It's an amazing
place. Thank you Mr. Rockefeller.
St. John just looked so tranquil from my spot in the
captain's cabin. North shore beaches were filled with
people frolicking about in the sun and the sand. Birds
were aloft overhead minding to their daily duties. Big
white puffy clouds escorted by the friendly trades
meandered about and the waters would change to a
new color with every shadow cast upon them. Turtles
would rise and wink at us, dolphins would swing by
the bow to let us know we were in good company,
Johnson's reef was breaking with a nice little offshore
breeze, and the sea swells felt like a comforting nudge
from your favorite family dog. It was truly amazing
and beautiful.
Looking at St. John and knowing all of the wonder-
ful things about it, I couldn't help but wonder about
all of the chaos that occurs inside of its confines. I am
perplexed. Arsonists torching heavy equipment out of
spite, a VIPD officer (allegedly) removing $900 cash
from a lost and found wallet, and the several ongoing
investigations that rarely, if ever lead to any convic-
tions. How long can these investigations go on? Come
on folks, where are we? I would certainly trust that
the arsonists will be caught and brought to justice, as
it sounds like there is a lead in the investigation. It's
perplexing, however, to know that nothing may ever
come of the investigation.
Now, when a lost and found wallet is turned into
an on duty police officer, and the cash inside of it
becomes lost again, it seems pretty cut and dry who
should be responsible. It's called accountability!
There was $900 in that wallet when it was turned in
to the female officer at the desk. There is a witness,
and a signed receipt. The buck stops right there. I am
not saying that she took the money, but where the hell
did it go? Only the fathers in heaven know the an-
swer to that one, and the guilty party will be judged

at heaven's gate when the time is appropriate. Blatant
thievery, man! Internal Affairs has started its investi-
gation. It is said to be another "ongoing" investiga-
tion, and it is just into its preliminary stage. Come on
VIPD, you can solve this one. This is child's play. It's
The list of unsolved crimes keeps getting longer,
as does the list of "ongoing" investigations. Perplex-
ing to say the least. The list must be embarrassing to
somebody. I am embarrassed.
Hotels, restaurants, businesses and residents alike
are all doing what they can to make our island a bet-
ter place. Good things are happening. They are going
to continue to happen, so why not get on board with
it? Our St. John Rescue has recently secured a way
to bridge the communication gaps between our other
agencies. This will lead to better emergency ops, as
well as a safer community. We have the only radio of
its kind in the territory. It is wonderful news, no?
More wonderful news comes with the recent arrests
being made regarding cowardly little clowns running
about the streets of St. John with 38 Specials and
speed loaders. We all commend the officers for do-
ing their jobs, and showing some pride, integrity and
guts. These officers are making a difference, and we
should thank them. There are other officers who are
well-known for not making a difference. These are
the ones who should ask themselves why they don't.
They should do it for their own children if nothing
else. Do it for the next generation of young adults,
so that they can make a difference when their time
Look around you people and be thankful for the
many glorious things we are surrounded with. That
attitude isn't enough for our elected officials and po-
lice officers. They need to go the extra step and baton
down the hatches of the chaos, crime and dodgy mis-
givings within their ranks. Then and only then will
they be able to be proud of their surroundings, be-
cause they have made a difference.
Thank you for letting me vent. Perplexed, but par-
tially impressed.
Mizza Lompscho,
St. John

Keep Submerged Lands in Coral Reef National Monument

Dear Editor,
I believe it is in the interest of St. John residents to
closely monitor the actions currently going on in the
senate about our submerged lands controlled by the
Coral Reef National Monument. Unanimously, our
senators are trying to remove these delicate ecosys-
tems from federal protection in order to allow further
In my opinion, this is extremely short-sighted and
protects the interests of few over many. As a long-
time charter boat captain and snorkeling guide and
with a background in marine biology, I have seen a
steady decline in reef health and fish population over
the last 10 years in waters that remain unprotected
(ie. Newfound Bay). However, in Hurricane Hole,
which lies within the monument, I see a flourishing
ecosystem and have counted actual increases in fish
and invertebrate populations.
Protection of our natural resources is absolutely im-
perative to these islands. If the fish populations are

allowed protection in certain areas, eventually, the
populations will spread to areas outside of the monu-
ment sustaining the small fishing industry. This type
of protection has been studied over and over, and re-
peatedly is determined as an effective way to sustain
Ultimately, we as Virgin Islands residents depend
on tourism which is mostly driven by our natural re-
sources. No doubt, there are sectors of this communi-
ty which depend on fishing, however, I assume those
very families also depend on tourism in some way.
Children of Virgin Islands fishermen deserve the right
to fish in the future and also deserve the right to seek
success in the lucrative tourism industry.
Kill our reefs, and we will continually plummet
away from what makes our island special into a
world like other destinations which do not need to be
Name withheld by request

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

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

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: 17
Under Investigation: 17
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 17
Under Investigation: 17
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

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The Community Newspaper Since 1972

20 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008

Ruby Rutnik Scholarship

Fund Taking Applications

St. John Tradewinds
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that
scholarship applications are now available for the 2008-2009
school year. This year's renewable $2,500 annual award is offered
to a qualifying St. John female whose family or self has resided on
St. John for five years or more.
A one-year, $2,500 scholarship award is also being offered to a
qualifying girl from this year's tournament championship winning
school, Antilles High School of St. Thomas, to attend the college
of her choice. Last year's championship winners, Central High of
St. Croix and the 2006 championship winners, Elmore Stout High
School of Tortola, are also eligible for the one year $2,500 cham-
pionship scholarship award.
Girls interested in applying should contact the Rutniks at
693-8069 or pick up an application at Connections in Cruz Bay or
Coral Bay. The deadline for submission is May 15. Notice will be
given on or before June 1. The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund is
supported by the annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tourna-
ment which was hosted in the Winston Wells ball field the weekend
of April 4. The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund and the Rutnik fam-
ily wish to thank the community for its support of this event, which
was the 12th tournament.

VINP Looking for Lifeguards

St. John Tradewinds
Want to work on one of the
world's most beautiful beach-
es? The V.I. National Park is
seeking to hire temporary life-
guards at Trunk Bay. The posi-
tion will last for 30 days with
a possible extension to 60 days,
and work hours are 8:30 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Trunk Bay lifeguards are
responsible for public safety,
water rescues and assists, en-
forcing beach regulations, pro-
moting protection of coral reefs
and other marine resources, as-
sisting visitors with first aid and
providing information.
Applicants must be 18 years
old; possess a nationally rec-

ognized lifeguard certification,
first aid certification and CPR
certification; pass a pre-em-
ployment drug screening; and
be in good physical condition
to pass a performance test and
participate in a physical train-
ing program.
Anyone interested in ap-
plying for the job should pro-
vide proof of citizenship, high
school diploma, resume and a
valid driver's license to Gracie-
la Burgos Morales at the human
resources office, or mail to the
VINP, 1300 Cruz Bay Creek,
St. John, V.I. 00830.
For more information, call
VINP Ranger Tom Schaff at
776-6201 ext. 233.

Residents: Dengue Fever Danger

St. John Tradewinds
Following several heavy rain-
storms which swept through the
territory earlier this month, the
Department of Health reminds
residents of the risks of mos-
quito-born illnesses.
Dengue and dengue hemor-
rhagic fever are diseases caused
by any one of four closely re-
lated viruses which are trans-
mitted to humans by the bite of
an infected mosquito. DHF is
a more severe form of dengue
which can be fatal if unrecog-
nized and not properly treated.
Primary symptoms of dengue
are high fever, severe headache,
backache, joint pains, nausea

and vomiting, eye pain and
rash. DHF is characterized by
fever which lasts from two to
seven days followed by hemor-
rhagic manifestations, tendency
to bruise easily, bleeding nose
and gums and possibly inter-
nal bleeding. The circulatory
system may fail, followed by
shock and death if the situation
is not corrected.
There is no specific medica-
tion for treatment of dengue
infection. People who think
they have dengue should avoid
analgesics with aspirin and use
those with acetaminophen. They
should also rest, drink plenty of
fluids and consult a physician.

Dear Editor,
Much has changed in the United States since the
second constitutional convention in 1787. The first
such effort in 1781, which produced the Articles of
Confederation, was a somewhat sporadic effort con-
ducted over 17 months; charged with strong emo-
tions and varying principles, it led to a compromise
that resulted in a structure of government that was
weak, not well developed, and with no national
court system. Not surprisingly this "firm league of
friendship" was not a workable solution, and by ne-
cessity forced every state back to the table where in
the course of 89 days out of 116 from its inception,
the convention finally produced the document we
cherish so much today.
These days, with almost no exception, the cry most
often heard preceding an election is for CHANGE!
The constitution of the United States remains a re-
markable document, unequal in its genuine intent to
provide a structure of government that will provide
for the "common good" of all. So why is it that gov-
ernments, both federal and local, seem ever more of-
ten to be a part of our problem, and not the arbitrator
of an acceptable solution? In my last published opin-
ion I suggested that the electoral process itself may
be the root cause of this most challenging dilemma.
This suggestion is worthy of further investigation.
Democracy as it is practiced today should not be
considered the predictable result of those principles
that were so well articulated in both our Declara-
tion of Independence and our Constitution of the
United States. The economy of that colonial period
was dominated by people of very moderate wealth,
and whose spirit of faith was strongly tempered by
Calvinism which evolved through Pietism and be-
came widely recognized as Puritanism. These were a
hardy stock of individuals who had first-hand expe-
rience with persecution, and who incorporated their
zeal for a deserving grace into the worldly affairs
which occupied their lives. When such people arose
in the morning and went out into the world to split
wood, frame a house, open trade links to other parts
of the world, or conquer the wilds in pursuit of a
new nation, it was all done "to the glory of God."
Not surprisingly, such enthusiasm met with great
This "puritan ethic" was in those early days of our
nation not unlike a set of moral spectacles through
which all life could be viewed with a remarkable
clarity that offered no possibility of ambiguity. Par-
ticipation in the practice of their faith, their politics
or their economy were activities that exalted the in-
dividual's responsibility and duty as they conducted
themselves according to very exacting standards.
With time and the evolution of thought that at-
tends the changes that progress begets, a separation
manifested itself between the articles of faith, the
practice of politics and the conduct of business. The

logic employed was based on the fundamental prin-
ciple that church and state should be separated. That
there was never a direct linkage between the govern-
ment and any particular church was not debated. The
change that resulted was, perhaps more significantly,
a separation within the individual's own conscious-
ness. A duality that served not unlike a pair of bifo-
cals became an acceptable set of distinct standards.
The pursuit of temporal affairs was now unleashed
from the moral constraints that had once served to
value success quite differently. The results of this
transition are all too apparent in the self-serving de-
meanor with which business and the general conduct
of government are practiced today.
There is no doubt that we are in serious need of
change. To preserve our democracy, to reorganize
our economy toward goals that assure sustainability
while preserving our environment, to safeguard the
very freedoms that are incrementally being eroded
by the partnership of special interests with all levels
of government will require a fundamental restruc-
turing of the relationship between business and gov-
Money is the real criteria by which candidates are
now selected and electoral politics conducted. It is
a struggle over how much funding will secure the
greatest amount of visibility, and not the critical de-
bate of issues and specific policies that should rightly
determine the best candidate. To effectively reform
the abuses and distorting effects that originate with
political contributions will require the separation of
money from candidates. All governments, whether
federal, state or local, need to have a line item in
their budgets for the complete cost of elections. If
the public wishes to have candidates that are not be-
holden to special interests prior to even the election,
then the costs of electoral efforts need to be recog-
nized as an expense required in the achievement of
better government.
What I have chosen to posit here is, at best, an in-
formed opinion. The conclusion reached required a
considerable study of both historical conditions and
present circumstances. If it ultimately generates only
a debate as to its merits, then so be it. As a concerned
citizen, I believe I have done my part, and if it is not
adopted as a prudent course of action, I will still re-
main convinced of its potential as an effective solu-
tion. The highly probable failure of my own efforts
to convince a sufficient body of the electorate of its
value, should not be construed as a valid basis to
reject the premise outright. What I suggest here is a
concept, not a detailed formula. The need for change
has long been acknowledged, the only valid subjects
of concern now are what change and how soon?

Hugo A. Roller
A farmer and concerned citizen on St. John

Guest Opinion

232 Years of Change

St. John Tradewinds Keeping Track

Editor's Note: St. John Tradewinds' Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department's
Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an unofficial record of calls to the Cruz Bay station, reports and
arrests on St. John.

St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008 21

CBCC Applying for

$300,000 EPA Grant

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Sediment problems in Coral Bay are obvious after heavy rains when
the harbor turns brown with run-off. Now Coral Bay Community Coun-
cil members are hoping to do something about the problem.
CBCC president Sharon Coldren applied for a $300,000 two-year
Community Action for a Renewed Environment grant from the Environ-
mental Protection Agency.
The funds will help the group implement the Coral Bay Watershed
Management Plan, which was devised last summer by officials from the
Center for Watershed Protection, Department of Planning and Natural
Resources and EPA.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contracted the
Center for Watershed Protection to launch a pilot program in the Virgin
Islands and DPNR officials chose Coral Bay for the program.
Officials visited Coral Bay last summer and toured numerous sites
where they got first-hand information on sediment run-off.
Implementing Watershed Plan
"Lots of people participated in the site visits and the researchers were
able to gather lots of useful information," said Coldren. "Last March the
plan was completed and submitted to DPNR and NOAA. We're applying
for the grant to implement the recommendations in the plan."
The two-year grant would allow CBCC officials to cover an annual
salary of $65,000 for a storm water engineer or hydrologist to advise
residents and developers, explained Coldren.
"The funds will be used principally to hire a storm water engineer to
give residents and developers technical advice on reducing storm water
run-off and implementing mitigation measures," said Coldren.
While strict mitigation measures are now in place for new develop-
ments, many residents don't know what to do to lessen the impact of
existing dirt roads, Coldren explained.
Expertise Needed
"The biggest barrier we identified during the site visits last year was
people telling us they didn't know what to do to stop the storm water
runoff from happening," she said. "People said they didn't know what
the regulations were and this project will provide constructive assistance
to existing homeowners associations and residents."
"We're really excited that this project would play a positive role in
the community and bring experience to whomever asks for it," Coldren
Coral Bay often gets overlooked because of the length of time it takes
for researchers to travel from St. Thomas.
"If an engineer from St. Thomas were to work in Coral Bay, they would
have to be paid for them to come over from St. Thomas," said Coldren.
"For one hour of consulting you have to pay for three hours of travel."
Monitor Impacts
With a storm water engineer based on island advising community
members, the positive effects will be obvious, according to the CBCC
"We're going to be monitoring the impacts of Coral Bay Watershed
Plan," Coldren said. "The hope is that this will lead to a dramatic differ-
ence in terms of run-off into the bay. It will allow people to have access
to real expertise."
The grant funds will also be used to hire a part-time watershed coordi-
nator. Marine scientist Barry Devine, a Coral Bay resident, has already
been tapped for the position, explained Coldren.
Other initiatives which would be covered by the grant funds include
outreach programs and educational workshops.
"Several adjacent goals include getting the community involved in
keeping toxic substances out of the water system like oil and insecti-
cides," said the CBCC president. "We will work to heighten awareness
of pollutants overall."
If awarded the grant, CBCC hopes to have a storm water engineer on
board and begin implementing the Coral Bay Watershed Plan by October

St. John Tradewinds
I'm always amazed and somewhat disheartened
by the oft-heard phrase, Laurance Rockefeller
"discovered" St. John in 1952. My research
shows that the Rockefeller family connection to
St. John began long before then.
On March 24, you read in this column of the
strategic role that A. A. Berle played in attempt-
ing to establish self-government in the Virgin
Islands. He worked with Rothschild Francis and
Casper Holstein in this effort. Berle was a close
friend, business associate, and policy advisor for
the Rockefeller brothers through the 1960s.
Another connection developed in 1929. I first
noted it in the second edition of the "Virgin Is-
lands Magazine" published in the late 30s. The
magazine was the islands' first attempt at adver-
tising their excellent advantages as a tourism
It contains a quote from Dr. Wilson G. Smilie
of the Rockefeller Institute which says "...the
Virgin Islands are ideal for the winter tourist...
the practical absence of colds, bronchitis, and
pneumonia, which are the bane of our existence
on the Atlantic seaboard in the winter."
I was sure a definitive quote like Smilie's must
have had a solid scientific basis. The reports of
the V.I. Health Department were included in a
"Report of the Governor (of the Virgin Islands
of the United States) to the President." These
reports summarized the activities of the govern-
ment. The reports are short (less than 20 pages),
well indexed and loaded with great information.
Lo and behold the report for 1930 showed that
in April 1929, the Rockefeller Foundation set up
an experimental station at Cruz Bay on St. John
to study colds, grippe, and influenza. Two doc-
tors, Dr. E.L. Burky and Dr. Sanderson, and two
scientists, Mr. H.L. Freese and Mr. Mullen, ac-
companied to St. John by Mrs. Sanderson and
Mrs. Freese, staffed the station.
The Rockefeller Foundation was set up in 1913
by John D. Rockefeller with a gift of $100 mil-
lion for the purpose of promoting the well-being

of mankind throughout the world. To date, the
foundation has spent $14 billion toward that
Knowing the dates of the project, I was able
to pinpoint the Rockefeller Foundation Annual
Report (1930) in which the study was discussed.
The report was interesting in that the study con-
cluded that colds are incited by some specific
agent with which we are not yet familiar. This
agent is infectious in nature and is spread by di-
rect contact, with an incubation period of from
one day to three days. Please note rhinoviruses
had not been identified yet. The report also ref-
erences two technical papers written by team
The good doctors wanted to learn more about
St. Johnians beyond their noses. In June of 1929,
they attended a love feast at the Bethany Mora-
vian Church. Among the early Christians, a love
feast (agape) was a meal eaten together as a sym-
bol of affection and brotherhood. The Moravians
have refined this celebration making it an inte-
gral part of their religious experience. Reverend
William Osborne's service was short. After the
service, Dr. Burky spoke of his previous field
study in Labrador comparing it to St. John. Dr.
Sanderson spoke about a trip he took to Puerto
Rico. Afterwards, as tradition dictates, buns and
a warm raspberry drink were served to those in
Also at the time of the respiratory diseases
study on St. John, the physician who provided
day to day medical care for St. Johnians left is-
land. The doctors stayed on and provided this
service. They also designed and drew up plans
for a new clinic to be built at Calabash Boom to
service Coral Bay and its environs. I think it's
safe to conclude that St. John was on the Rock-
efeller radar screen long before 1952.
If you're interested in breaking bread in the
same historic building with the Bethany Moravi-
ans, they are having a spaghetti dinner on Satur-
day, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. The tickets are $10 for
adults and $5 for children. All are welcome.

Historical Bits

& Pieces

by Chuck Pishko

The Rockefeller Foundation's

Medical Study in 1929

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Mangos Soon Come

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

The island's mango trees are loaded with baby fruit.

Students Sought for Conservation Camp

St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Resource Conservation & Development
Council Inc. is seeking eight Virgin Islands high
school students between the ages of 15-18 to attend
the 2008 Natural Resources Conservation Workshop,
June 8 to 12, at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural
College in Tifton, Georgia.
The week-long conservation camp is usually only
open to Georgia students, but through the sponsor-
ship of V.I. RC&D and the V.I. Urban Forestry
Council, 22 USVI students have participated in this
valuable and unique learning experience since 2003.
V.I. RC&D is looking for youth who are mature
and interested in the natural sciences and/or agricul-
ture. Students selected to participate will be exposed
to various natural resources such as soil, water, air,
plants, minerals and animals. In addition, the youth
will get a taste of college life while spending an
entire week on the ABAC campus. Although the
focus is on Georgia's natural resources, the students
learn valuable lessons and can associate these same
resources with their local environment.
The camp utilizes field trips, class instruction and
recreational activities to help interested youth learn
about the basic principles and wise use of natural

resources. Students will be able to gain insight into
careers in natural resources and agriculture-related
fields through the camp's counselors and instruc-
tors professional personnel from the Georgia
Department of Natural Resources, USDA-NRCS,
Georgia Forestry Commission, U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service and many private industries and organiza-
Student applicants must be between 15 and 18
years of age, but not a graduating senior at the time
of the camp. Students must fill out a registration and
medical application form, provide copies of valid
insurance and proof of citizenship with photo ID and
submit a one-page essay describing their interest in
natural resources and/or agriculture and why they
wish to participate in the conservation camp.
Information on the conservation camp and applica-
tion packages are available by calling the V.I. RC&D
office at 692-9632 ext. 5, or online at www.usvircd.
org. Additional information on the Georgia Natural
Resources Conservation Workshop and the Abraham
Baldwin Agricultural College is available at www.
abac.edu/psba/nrcw. This project is generously fund-
ed by a grant from the V.I. Department of Agriculture
Urban & Community Forestry Assistance Program.

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Department of Labor Commissioner Albert
Bryan Jr. advises all Virgin Islands employers and
the general public that the federal minimum wage
will increase to $6.55 per hour effective July 24, and
to $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009.
In accordance with Title 24, Chapter 1 4(c) of the
V.I. Code, which states in part that the territory's

minimum wage cannot be less than the effective
federal minimum wage, all V.I. employers are there-
fore advised that the territory's minimum wage will
increase accordingly.
To inquire further about this new minimum wage
increase, please contact the Division of Labor
Relations on St. Thomas at 776-3700, or visit www.

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Renovations Have Started at Chilly Billy's Location

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by MaLinda Nelson

The old Chilly Billy's location will soon be home to a 24-hour restaurant, according
to sources, who say the lease holder of The Front Yard has plans to open an eatery
after closing the establishment next to the VIPD Leander Jurgen Command.

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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

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Cruz Bay to Red Hook
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Cruz Bay to Downtown Charlotte Amalie

Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Downtown
7:15 a.m. 9 a.m.
9:15 a.m. 11 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m.
1:15 p.m. 3 p.m.
2:15 p.m. 4 p.m.
3:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

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City, State, Zip

1 "That was a
close one!"
5 Horror-film
9 E-junk?
13 Football
19 Troubadour's
20 Each
21 Holy
22 Fill with fizz
23 Taj town
24 West.
25 Like of
26 Cheese-
27 Start of a
31 Busy bug
32 Initials of
33 Snuggled up
37 Iraqi city
40 de deux
42 Require-
45 Bristol brew
46 Chalky
47 Tidied the
49 Word form
for "bird"
51 Compete
52 Hotelier
54 Take in,

56 Actress
57 Fury
59 Part 2 of
61 Standish's
63 Day or
66 Foreman's
67 French port
69 Rap
70 Dry run
74 Part 3 of
77 Encounter
78 Diva Maria
80 Plaza Hotel
81 Ewe said it!
83 Massenet
84 Mistreat
85 Part 4 of
90 Diocese
91 Fix a fight
92 Spartan
95 Pith helmet
96 Make lace
98 They're out
of this world
101 Early eman-
103 TV's "The
Twilight -
104 Kimono
105 Snowy bird
106 Relative
of -ator

107 Mad
109 Duncan's
112 Olive
114 Tighten the
115 End of
124 "On the
127 Gymnast
128 Plunder
129 Carry out
130 Confer
131 Singer
132 Frank or
133 Forsaken
134 Ringed
135 Manuscript
136 Pilsner
137 ranch

1 Realty
2 O'Brian or
3 Raison d'-
4 Put on
5 '71 Woody
6 Separately
7 Shopper's

8 Primer
9 Like some
10 Coaching
11 Burn
12 Cadfael, for
13 Fervent
14 Yorkshire
15 Surrealist
16 Heflin or
17 When Paris
18 Badminton
28 Bend
29 Dispatch
30 Delhi
34 Shirley's
35 Ransom-
36 Scottish
37 Complaint
38 Perched
39 Rational
40 Brazilian
41 Address
43 Learned
44 Snare
46 Mr. Ziegfeld

48 "America's
50 Conceal
55 English
58 Wander
60 Greenhouse
62 Miss
64 "- Station
('68 film)
65 Salon
67 Toilet
68 Ever's
69 Mikita or
70 Pt. of the
71 Team
72 Stretchy
73 Ballet
75 More mys-
76 Diminish
79 Disoriented
82 Tread the
84 Flying
85 Price
86 Gloppy
87 "Once a
dreary ...

88 Hawaii's
state bird
89 Place-
kicker's prop
93 Zola or
94 Rock's -
96 Hen's
97 The -
('14 song)
99 Disappoint
100 Silly trio
102 Fall fashion
108 FBI
110 Swahili, e.g.
111 Witch's
113 Pointless
114 Conversa-
tion piece?
116 Grabs all
the goodies
117 Poet Wilcox
118 Thick slice
119 Actor
120 Winter woe
121 Hunt's"-
122 Dweeb
123 Actress
124 Small shot
125 Stephen of
"Ready to
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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@ftradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.

May 29, June 27 and July 17
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.
Thursday, May 1
Taxi and tour operators who wish to join their peers in receiv-
ing certification are being urged to register for the upcoming
course. The Taxi and Tour Certification program will be begin
Thursday, May 1, on St. Thomas from 6 to 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 4
Get ready for the Friends of the V.I. National Park's annual
Beach to Beach Power Swim at a practice swim. The first is
scheduled for Sunday, May 4, beginning at Maho Bay and ending
at Trunk Bay. Practice swims begin at 8 a.m. at the north end of
Maho near the dinghy channel. For more information, contact the
Friends at 779-4940.
Friday, May 16
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.
Saturday, May 17
The most anticipated "island-style" dog festival has been sched-
uled for Saturday, May 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Winston Wells
Ball Field in Cruz Bay. Wagapalooza festivities include hot food,
cold drinks, live music, great raffle prizes, police K-9 demonstra-
tions, free dog nail clipping, fun activities and, of course, the popu-
lar dog show.
Sunday, May 18
Get ready for the Friends of the V.I. National Park's annual
Beach to Beach Power Swim at a practice swim. The second is
scheduled for Sunday, May 18, beginning at Maho Bay and end-
ing at Hawksnest. Practice swims begin at 8 a.m. at the north end
of Maho near the dinghy channel. For more information, contact
the Friends at 779-4940.
Through Tuesday, May 20
The Elaine lone Sprauve Scholarship Committee invites St. John
high school seniors to apply for the Elaine lone Sprauve Schol-
arship. Students may obtain an application form from any high
school principal or counselor, as well as the Elaine I. Sprauve Li-
brary on St. John. The application deadline is May 20.
Sunday, May 25
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host the fifth annual
Beach-to-Beach Power Swim on Sunday, May 25, at 8 a.m. Reg-
istration is now open.

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
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 Report

Friday, April 18 Monday, April 21
6:42 p.m. A resident of Chocolate Hole c/r a 11:00 a.m. A citizen c/r a burglary at one of
female is threatening him with a knife. Distur- his villas on Great Cruz Bay Road. Burglary in
bance of the peace, domestic violence, the third.
11:45 p.m. A citizen c/ requesting the pres- 12:55 p.m. A guest at Villa Tesori c/r some-
ence of a police officer due to the sudden death one burglarized said villa. Burglary in the third.
of her son. DOA. Tuesday, April 22
Saturday, April 19 3:25 a.m. A citizen r/ a man on the ground.
1:09 a.m. A citizen p/ at Jurgen Command r/ Accidental fall.
someone took her bag. Grand larceny. 4:30 p.m. A citizen p/r a hit and run auto ac-
10:15 a.m. A resident of OHC p/r a male cident in the area of Maho Bay. Auto accident.
inappropriately touched and kissed her minor Wednesday, April 23
daughter. Unlawful sexual contact. 12:15 p.m. A resident of Estate Zootenval p/r
4:40 p.m. A resident of Cruz Bay p/r some- someone is running an electric cord through her
one dumped garbage in her car while parked at property. Police assistance.
Larry's Landing. Damage to a vehicle. 8:43 p.m. A citizen c/r an individual was
6:15 p.m. A resident of Chocolate Hole c/r walking around his property stating he had a
a boat with two people sinking off Chocolate gun. Disturbance of the peace.
Hole. Police assistance. 10:20 p.m. A citizen c/r someone broke into
Sunday, April 20 their villa. Burglary in the third.
12:15 p.m. A citizen p/r someone stole his Thursday, April 24
company truck from the rear of Mongoose Junc- 1:05 p.m. St. John Rescue c/ via central dis-
tion. Unauthorized use of a vehicle, patch and r/ a possible drowning. Drowning.
7:00 p.m. A citizen c/r there is someone in 4:50 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the
Bethany causing a disturbance. Police assis- area of the Westin. Auto accident.
tance. Friday, April 25
8:11 p.m. A resident of Estate Enighed c/r 11:45 a.m. A citizen c/r a burglary at Choco-
someone robbed him. Robbery in the first, late Hole. Burglary in the third.

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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Gym in Paradise
3rd floor Marketplace
776-0600, M-Sat 6-9 Sun 6-12

Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002

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

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

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008 27


Get a Tan and a Paycheck!
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

Retail with a Mission FT. manager needed. Some manage-
rial experience necessary. Excellent opportunity to be part
of an exciting new retail store on STJ. Friends of the Park
Store located in Mongoose Junction. Comp wage, great
benefits. Send resumes to amigos@friendsvinp.org, or fax
to (340) 693-9973. For more info call (340) 779-4940

St. John Tradewinds is looking for a news and fea-
ture reporter while current staff writer takes maternity
leave. Candidates must be able to work with weekly
deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency in
AP style preferred. Please email resumes to malinda @

KatiLady Events & Catering
Full Time Kitchen Assistant
www.katiladv.com, hannaakatiladv.com

Do you love to cook?
Can you work unsupervised?
Have a great personality and attitude?
Able to multitask and still stay on schedule?
Have a flexible schedule and can work some
evenings and SATURDAYS?
Like to make excellent wages?
Have transportation and a phone?

If so, there is a great position waiting for you at the
Island's largest catering company
Please call us for an interview and bring a resume and
references. (Visit us on the Web prior to interview).

Guest Services Part Time
For Villa Management Company
Must be articulate and extremely responsible,
Organization a must! Sunny Disposition
and good interpersonalskills important.
Good Salary and Benefits. Weekends are required.
Great opportunity for the right individual. 779-4647

Painter & Cistern Cleaner, Refrigerator Refinishing,
Masonry + Carpentry + Tile Work
P.O. Box 304524 St. Thomas, VI 00803
"Guaranteed Professional Service Always"
(340) 775-6923 Cell: (340) 642-7452

IV I. est i


why uao the highest eLeoktio rates "uwer a Ms. fLg?

West Indies Solair
*for details call: 776-9048 or 77M-4790

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

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

Chocolate Hole Apt. for
Rent: Large 1 bedroom/1
bath, fully furnished, new
home with outstanding
water views, large office/
computer room, full A/C,
Dish network, patio, park-
ing for 2 vehicles. $1800 a
month plus utilities. Non-
smoking property,
2 people max. Call Jon
at 715-1914 or 998-1274.
Available 5-1

Dramatic and private
waterfront property sur-
rounded by Virgin Islands
National Park. Parcel is
flat and subdividable.

1/4 ACRE LOT located
in Coral Bay, flat lot with
water views, affordable.


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
2 Bd/1 Ba, $1800.00
1 Bd/1 Ba, Gift Hill,
$1000.00, W/D on site
2Bd/ 2 Ba, $2700, W/D
Coral Bay
2 Bd, 1 Ba, great view,
open: 3-18-08 $2100.00

Furnished, Long-Term,
Chocolate Hole East,
Waterfront. $1400 includ-
ing elec. A/C. Call Ron
at (715) 853-9696

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

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


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
Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Elevator. Generator.
Call Barbara at 776-6455

2000 Chevy Blazer
V6, Automatic, A/C,
60,000 miles,
$5,000. OBO

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

Sizes to 10' x 12',
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445

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

Professional tiling services available on St. John (marbel,
porcelain, ceramic). Contact Jeff today at 340-3445334

Rea Es at

Farchette & Hanley
Real Estate
52 King Street
Christiansted, St. Croix 00820
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 40
cynthia@cynthiataylorstx. corn

Feel Like you "missed the boat" in St. John?

Act now and get in on Real
Estate in St. Croix. Still climbing
but room to grow. Land is still
comparatively low. Greatviews and
locations under $100K. Waterfront
under $500K. Condos across from
the beach with fees starting at
$700. Low $300s. There is a broad
range of homes, land, condos and
commercial properties on St. Croix.
Visit my web page or better yet,
Don't let opportunity pass you
by twice. Call me now to find all
the great prices available on St.

Croix before they continue to go up.
There is still room here for you!
Cynthia Taylor


Ve ile

28 St. John

Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008

Team San Martin Waterfront Unit
Teamwork makes dreams work. on Condo Row
Imagine waking up to this
view! This enviable 2bdrm,
2 bath top floor end unit is
completely furnished with
m G fantastic rental history.
With one of the best views
MLS 07-1589 $295,000 in Colony Cove enjoy
gazing out to the Caribbean
Sea, Buck Island and
5 Company Street -1 sandy beaches. Get ready
Christiansted, VI 00820 R enjoy island life at it?s
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartin.com finest available.

Pick up a copy of TRADEWINDS at:

St. Thomas Deli Grotto North Shore Road Coral Bay
Marina Market Dolphin Market Caneel Bay Resort Connections East
Bringin' the Fun Cinnamon Bay Keep Me Posted
Cruz Bay Gallows Point Maho Bay Camps Love City Mini-mart
Baked in the Sun The Mail Center Lily's Gourmet Mkt
Book & Bean Natures Nook South Shore Road Concordia Resort
Connections Starfish Market Pine Peace Market
C&D Bakery Westin Resort

John McCann Assoc.

met I

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in upscale Rendezvous. Grand owin bia y Commercial Retail Nearly or
entry foyer leads to spacious shopping eculer in close prox- bath whilh
(irct HRoom wilh tranvrline imily 1o thC Westin Resort. 23 over Grea
]orst, 4curVmOtL kitchen covered and uncovered Thomas &
wigraoitc and stainLess. AC, parking spaces. This spot is hol lub,
media room, gy. l, large pool. ideal for an condominium con- wethar. C.:
and tpa fotjult $2,99,000. version. ONLY 52,250,00 ALL FOR
This villas won't last at this Gated comnirmunity, luxutri
pric. R uecen rcnwvilions ous 4BR. 4.5BA villa with
include g rainil caOni Ltrs rgC pool a4rcn f just s.epO
aod stone sinks. Now jusl as CfroJri a WhiLe Handy
$ 1 2 9 5 0 (0 beach. iust 16,000,000.

nplete 4 bedroom, 4
pan Iram i views$
t Cruz Bay 0I St.
Thatc Cay. Pool,
gamC rom i nd
iipletely furnished.
JUST i1.799.000.

TWO HOMES une1ring compllelion, A ,br. 2 nm and Ibr, I ba ollirgc, lIlig view s. IJu! S99U.IO.
AWESOME 2br/2ba enllc arid a wvll ofit gllS ltplrlIs. 1he C'iribbeirn water view.; S1,l 75,0".
"ST JOHN PASS[ON" Li a popular 3br. 3ba rental home with pool sd great views. $1,060,000.
DevoLoper Uni4i GRANDE BAY luxury LUXURY Condominium
Now Availabli bheahtironi devcl, Walk lo Development. Nearing
l lmw from Lhese I(22hr 2ba compleloun on tholn s 2, .
unilE starting at $875,000. ad 4 bedroom unill wilth
And, (2) 'br 2ba units unparalled finishes. Prices
MlartiniL at $1,100,000- beguimig at $1,0I .D00.
GRANDE BAY *Assignmcni orT Cnulrialc" sInrTtLrg ilat S839.0 Pcnthoiuse unit tfr F875,000.
WHY RENT Sunncl Ridge 2 new Ibr. ]ba units w? huge water vLews. $279.000 & S299.000.
PRICE SLASHED Tii 2BR, I .SA jus;t Ode mile froiri Ctur Btay i a MUST SEE AT 54m9,000-
LAVENDER HILL InI (.'r if. Itty-lv lly 2br/2bn prne1lh" c %-3ilh e ell1rI reicnll i n om c$9 II5, 0,
DEVELOPMENT opporlu- SPECTACULAR 29 parcel -
nily .wiit pilm$; and :piLreJ iub-dLvision on L aere s
per mi t for a IS urniL high Itbov PoiIl Hlndex-
condominium project. Inivous. MoLt roads paved and
ktwn louativn. uinsek lulilitiCs are roughed in.
water views. 62,730,000_. CALL FOR DETAILS!
ON TOP OF THr WORLDI ihL highLst piiint I, Manly PIak. Amazing 360 vibws. i1,$9,,00-
LOWER PETER BAY prime buildikii IL wiLh incomparable nurth shore viewc......... 52,0,00,00.
EMMAUS A great IIt t a A great priLe with huge C ural Bay harbor iew --.......N-- juil S175 ,000.
WHAT A DEAL C(lhoolale I lol 01 whih iLi.iv plans & pgermil$ in picc .................,. S229.000.
PASTORY beautiful waler views from this cleared lot close to town ............. Only 2 15,000.
PRIVATEER BAY lot wwlkg paLh in heach S475,000 or add adj. wav.irl'ron bhah Lat 5I,20,00.-
REDUCED olvrsiZed lI1 in Cortil l]ay near proposed marintt project .-..,....... JUST $3 .D00.
WATERFRONT with 270 ft of water frontage and small sandy beach on Reef Bay.... 12,750,000.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down iland views from Josl and Sandy Cay to Lcduk ............-429,000.
FREEMANS GROUND -iarge su- dividabb I 1,73 ?,- V Ik with 1reat wlter viewss.... 449,.99.
WATERFRONT in Fish lttty, T'he perl'co1 lFicnllo io b lId yoJ r dream himc ...... JUST 925,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3 .I/*.iuknll lop w/pa nopra I i visuC el Fclleni devcloupmenr polcniial.$ 1.299,999.
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prestigious Choelate Hole! $195,000.
WESTIN VACATION CLUB Most weeks tvail 41be, Prics rtngc I'rom $11,500 to IZ12,0"0.

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still have room for 2 or 3 special villas with pools.
entrofitable rental histories Extensive advertising program
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TOW340-693-7331 fax
TOWN ~Coral Bay
From a R 340-774-7962
/Y o 340-777-5350 fax
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box191, t.John, VI 00831

* "STONY BAY BEACH HOUSE" is a water-front one bedroom, one bath, high-quality
masonry construction beach house, located on a large 1.36+/-acre parcel in Privateer Bay.
The house, designed by Michael Milne, is very private, cannot be seen from the estate road
and is only steps from the water. It is fully shuttered with covered decks and clear cypress
ceilings. "Stony Bay Beach House" can be purchased "as is" or can be finished out to suit your
taste. An excellent value with its pristine and private location, wonderful views and cooling
tradew ind breezes. ................. .. .........................................................$1,550,000.

5C-3 Friis Bay 0.33+/-acre -Waterfront parcel with excellent views overlooking Coral Bay and
northeast to the Caribbean Sea. R-2 zoning with C&R's, usable flat land ................$895,000.
5C-1 Friis Bay 0.38+/-acre -Adjacent to above parcel, also flat usable land............$495,000.

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St. John Properties, Inc.

(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320 www.stjohnproperties.com 1

Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix I

SJohnson Bay Estates
Adjacent parcels 150' from beautiful sandy
beach. Easy build flat lots with under-
ground utilities and paved roads in this
quiet friendly neighborhood.
Almost waterfront for: $285,000 each

Two contiguous R-2 parcels overlook-
ing Cruz Bay feature rolling hills, knoll
tops and sunset views over St. Thom-
5.11 Acres $4.5 Million or
9.45 Acres $6.2 Million

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.
GRUNWALD Starter cottage, move right in!
Callfor details. $209,000.
CHINA SHACK St. John's onlyChinese restaurant. Lo-
cated in the heart of Cruz Bay. Call for details. $100,000.
Premium Cruz Bay condo $698,000

CRUZ BAY BUILDING LOTS St. John Properties is the only St. John real estate agency
Quiet wooded lots with sunset-water views. Walking distance to Cruz Bay with an office on St. Groix. Long-time St. John resident
Vicky Pedersen is the St. John Properties representative
restaurants, shops and trails into the V.I. National Park. One-quarter to on t. roix. Her enthusiasmfor both St. John and
one-half acre. Priced at $200,000 to $500,000. 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.

NEW LISTING "Carolina Cottage"
Really cute 2 bedroom house with
nice water views of Coral Harbor and
Hurricane Hole. Faces east to catch
the cooling trade wind breezes.
Paved driveway and easy access.
Fully furnished. Well maintained
home with large deck and room to
expand or add a pool. $599,000
"Long Bay Lookout" Enjoy
sweeping panoramic views of Round
Bay and Coral Harbor from the porch
of this two bedroom gated masonry
home with studio unit on lower level.
Partially renovated living/dining and
kitchen area includes custom
mahogany cabinets, trim and doors
plus new ceramic tile floor and countertop coverings. A short walk from
the neighborhood common waterfront lot with small floating dock.

"House With A View" lives up to its
jflff A- name with beautiful views over Ren-
I dezvous Bay and St. John's south
shore. This 4 bedroom home is high
enough to catch the cooling
tradewind breezes but close enough
to Rendezvous Bay to hear the surf
and see the varied colors of the water
around the coral heads and beaches. This is a large lot in a quiet,
established neighborhood yet just minutes from Cruz Bay. The pool
and deck are new and make this an attractive short-term rental or a
great family home. $1,350,000
"SeaWing" is a uniquely designed resta
masonry home with fabulous pan- thest
oramic views over Hurricane Hole water
and the British Virgins and an easy
stroll to your own deeded access at
Pebble Beach! Just like living on the condo
sea with stunning Blue-Water views Esta
sparkling outside your windows! This St J(
is a popular short term rental, fully air conditioned and convenient to and
Coral Bay. Seawing faces the cooling trade winds and breath-taking e
moon and sunrises are guaranteed. $1,150,000 drea

"Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular rental,
featuring beautiful views to St. Thomas and
sunsets, proximity to the pool and sundeck, and
walk to town. This unique air-conditioned comer unit
has been recently refurbished including new tile
floors, mahogany cabinets, furniture and bath. A
must see at just $645,000
"Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of the newest and
most spacious condos to be found on St. John. New
construction finished in 2005, beautiful views, sun
deck and pool area, walk to town and Frank Bay
Beach. The two bedroom is over 1700 sq. ft. and the
three bedroom penthouse units are over 2100 sq.ft.
All feature large kitchens, granite countertops,
stainless appliances, large closets, private washer
and dryer and ample storage. These condos have it all. $975,000 to $1.4M

property with 850' of waterfront, including a white
sand beach. Almost 5 acres at pristine Hurricane
Hole, a National Marine Monument, on beautiful
Borck Creek. There are 4 short term rental cottages
on the property. Cottages are masonry construction
and in excellent condition. $14M
4"VOYAGES BUILDING" For Sale or Lease -
combination commercial and residential property in
the heart of Coral Bay. Located between the
Cocoloba Shopping Center and a proposed 116 slip
marina, this is an ideal location for a restaurant,
retail shops, or professional offices. First floor
rant pace is quipped. There are two, 2 bedroom apartments on
second floor. This well constructed building is just across the road from the
front, with views of the anchored boats, cool breezes & parking. $3.1M
I MUCH MORE . .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
o, land and commercial listings currently available through Islandia Real
e. We can offer almost any size, view, location and price on the island of
ohn. Feel free to visit our website at www.islandiarealestae. com or call
speak with one of our full-time, professional agents at: (340) 776-666.
ill be happy to help you find the perfect property to fulfill your needs and
ms. Serving St. John for over 36 years.

RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework
highlights the upstairs master suite, ensuite bath and kitchen/greatroom. Walls and roof are complete.
Beautiful landscaping. Plenty of room to add..46 acre $1,095,000
MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charming ESTATE ROSE The largest private estate listed for
B&B. This compound offers a gated entry, near to sale on St. John's South Shore. Double parcel knoll
lovely Frank Bay and town. Multi unit property top site offers spectacular views. Completely
consisting of (4) 1bd/lba units with A/C, common pool refurbished main house includes 3 bdrms, 41/2 baths,
and garage. Motivated Seller! $1,195,000 mahogany library, office/media room, spacious great
ADVENTURE VILLA is a 3 bdrm 3 ensuite room, mahogany kitchen, spa, 12'x40' pool, plus a
bathroomvilla located within a lush setting with Coral caretaker's cottage. 2.2 Acres. $4,950,000
Bay views. This 4 bdrm villa is built for comfort and ADURO A cottage in a tranquil setting. Water views
privacy with trex decks, cathedral ceilings, native of Fish Bay & Ditleff. A/C, pool, & professional
stone, mahogany & cypress, great breezes, landscaping, 2 kitchens, 3 bdrms. Offering a
$1,195,000 comfortable setting for residences and visitors alike.
INN LOVE A tasteful Great Cruz Bay 5 bdrm, 5 $899,000
bath gem with a pool, spa tub, a/c bdrms, marble and WATERFRONT on Maria Bluff in Great Cruz
hardwood floors, professional landscaping, and Bay,"Villa Belvedere" offers unobstructed 180views.
beautiful water views. Stone entry and courtyard and This 3 bdrm/3 /2 bath top income producer offers one
create an atmosphere of old world charm. $1,795,000 level of living, generous entertainment areas, cov.
LESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in upscale decks, and 3 equal bdrm/bath suites, inviting
Pt.Rendezvous. 180 sea views, spacious great swimming pool/deck and mature landscaping Deeded
room,dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath dinghy landing. $2,995,000.
suites. Infinity edge pool w/spa. Excellent rental TEMPTRESS has been recently renovated, painted
income. SELLERS WANT OFFER! $2,950,000. Virtual and the pool has been resurfaced. 2 bdrm suites are
tour available at: www.americanparadise.com separated by 2 buildings, a living area and an
CORAL HAVEN has fabulous breezes and impressive kitchen with granite countertops. All rooms
sweeping Hurricane Hole & Coral Bay views. Private open onto spacious, private decks, affording dramatic
but accessible location on Seagrape Hill. Live in the sunsets and sweeping views of the South Shore,
upper level apartment and continue to rent the including Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole Bay and
popular lower short term rental apartment. The hard Hart Bay. $1,650,000
work is done for the main 2 bdrm/2bath main house YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH is just steps
with the foundation, 21,000 gal. cistern and lower deck outside this Hart Bay waterfront villa. "Rendezview"
completed. Room to add a pool. Many fruit trees and has been extensively renovated and features 4 bdrms
local plants Priced to sell. $745,000 & 4 baths with tasteful furnishings, enormous
FLANAGANS PASSAGE VILLA is a brand new swimming pool, expansive decks, & stonework. Also
classic three bedroom, 3.5 bath villa with superior enjoy the lower 3 bdrm beach house. Excellent short
craftsmanship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof term rental income $2,895,000
and wonderful attention to every detail. Stunning 180 FUN AND CONTENTMENT New masonry home
degree view from every room with a huge deck with 180 views Coral Bay & BVI. Tiled pool deck, 2
surrounding the large pool and sunken hot tub on this large ac. master suites. Stainless appliances,
.61 acre parcel. The luxurious home features mahogany hardwoods, hurricane windows and doors,
mahogany cabinets, doors andfurniture, a gourmet tasteful furnishing, stone accents. Plans for 3 more
kitchen, ac in bedrooms and much more. A must see! bdrms. $1,500,000
$2,950,000 CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property on the knoll of
LOVE NEST Welcome to this sparkling, bright & the hill above Cruz Bay Town offering panoramic
airy, brand new cottage overlooking Hurricane hole, views of Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Zoned R-4,
Coral Bay, & BVI. A C/O has been obtained for this this very large site is ideally suited for development.
gem, and plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA Also featuring a 3 bedroom short term rental home
w/pool on the 1/2 acre site. Move right in! Park your known as "Tamarind" and an enormous inviting pool.
money here & watch it grow. $559,000 $2,950,000
VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES Seller financing with R-4 ZONING! Turn key opportunity for Cruz Bay
just 10% down, no payments for 6 months, then preconstruction condos. Plans included. Views of
make interest only payments for 30 months at 7%! Caribbean Sea, Little St James and outer islands.
Gated community of multi-million dollar homes, Reduced to $795,000.
offering fabulous views of the Caribbean Sea. Located HARD LABOR! Walk to the beach or Miss Lucy's
above the Westin Hotel, subdivision amenities include Restaurant via deeded beach easement! Moderately
native stone walls, stamped concrete roads, & sloped .25 acre parcel with subtle breezes and
underground utilities. Prices start at $449,000. beautiful views of Friis Bay and beyond. Reduced to
ZOOTENVAAL .82 acre parcel in quaint $299,000.
neighborhood. Conveniently located to Coral Bay. HANSEN BAY 200' of usable beach front! Fabulous
Water views of Coral Bay Harbor and Hurricane Hole. views & breezes, private and secluded location!
Nice breezes. Subdividable $425,000 Driveway cut to access beach. $820,000
CHARMING SERENDIP STUDIO. Least expensive condo on the market! Panoramic sunset views, small
complex w/lush gardens, on site mgt & established rental program, NEW pool, deck, and BBQ area $295,000
BATTERY HILL LISTING! B-2 is a tastefully furnished 2nd floor unit with tiled floors, attractive covered
outdoor deck, beautiful views of Cruz Bay, pool and a short walk to town. Impressive rental history. $699,000
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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tures tennis court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, seven
bedrooms 7.5 baths, on one acre. Impressive
rental history, awesome views, walk to
Chocolate Hole beach. Was $2,995,000
NOW $2,495,000.

CHEZ SHELL Beautiful, newly renovated, rental villa in
prime area near Westin. Three bedrooms /three baths w/
ac., gorgeous kitchen, fantastic views, decorator furnish-
ings, spa, walk to beach. Turnkey. $1,399,000.
AURORA Luxurious 4 bedroom / 4 bath masonry villa
on Contant Point. Enjoy 180" views from Great Cruz to St.
Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, gor-
geous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
FISH BAY Charming masonry home with one bedroom
/one h th tiful
mah ,, i entry,
and terrific views of Fish Bay and beyond. $599,000.
WATERFRONT W/ DOCK Poured concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home on a flat 34 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.
RENDEZVOUS VILLA- in prestigious Boatman Point. Im-
mac T.Dated
swim .rmor-m fl fA^ emmiflTemioor 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 4' f ^^ for
boat m-um ., etfoors
A/C. Vacation rental history. $2,774,000.
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. $3,495,000.
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.

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.
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.
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
Large parcel, excellent water views............................ $295,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included .............$349,000
Direct water view, corner parcel ........................... $389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac .....................................$425,000
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$359k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Lower Bordeaux, beautiful BVI views, paved rd.........$199k
Ironwood Rd, great Coral Bay views, house plans.......... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views! 0.506 acre .................. $379k



Holiday Homes of St. John



STwo LOCATIONS: Mongoose Junction (340) 776-6776 and The Marketplace (340) 774-8088

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Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties

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" cove 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! "VILLAFARNIENTE", Newconstruction in prestigious "SEABISCUIT" (2x2) Caribbean style, masonry, INCREDIBLE
Charming, gated .5 ac. estate; spa, fireplace, Point Rendezvous is ready for you to customize. panoramic views, pool & hot tub. Immaculate, FISH BAY
poolside kitchen, ultimate privacy. 3,450,000. Great views and artistic landscaping. $2,100,000. above Coral Harbour. $1,150,000. VALUE! 4 bed/2
RENDEZVOUS BAY (5x5) "VISTAERO" "SEACAY VILLA", pool villa has unobstructed, "SAGO COTTAGE", adorable Caribbean style bath home with
breathtaking views, huge pool & spa, fabulous panoramicoceanviewsand goodshorttermrental masonry cottage with wonderful down island huge panoramic
villa or residence! $3,000,000 Price reduced! history. Short drive to Cruz Bay. $1,995,000. views and great rental history. $1,100,000. views and
boat mooring. 376 ft. shoreline. W-1 zoning allows impressive views with awesome sunsets and St. 3 bed/3 bath $750,000.
commercial uses $2,995,000. Thomas lights. Caribbean style. $1,499,999. St. Quacco "SANCTUARY
EXPECTATIONS" charming, 2x2 with private gated courtyard, large spacious & well-built home
(7x7/2) 1 ac., tennis, pool, planters&columns, archeddoorsandwindows, light rooms, with 2 units, lovely
2 homes, pools, spas, island stone showers, a/c, hi tech kitchen, etc. big views pool, gardens
walk to beaches. $1,495,000. to BVI. & expansive
Impressive rental.
$2,495,000. "WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGES"; super privacy $1,050,000. decks in this
"POINCIANA" highlights these two TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT quiet, private
1.24 acres charming masonry HILL Delightful 3 bedroom income producing location. PRICE
beachfront on Hart cottages. Hot tubs, masonry home with pool and privacy. Beautiful R E D U C E D
Bay. 3 bedroom bricked courtyards $725,000.
Bay. 3 bedroomuse and wonderful dcor water views to St. Thomas! Extensive exotic
beacith houspa, views make this a very landscaping. TRADE or $999,000. "CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" Two bedroom
and breezes m special offering. COLORFUL FISH family home plus separate studio rental
$2,495,00reezes. $1,400,000. BAY RETREAT! downstairs. View to Tortola. $415,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE NORTH (5x5) "SOLARIS" "SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4 bdrm, Immaculate 3
Spectacular views of 5 bays. 60' lap pool, masonry home in excellent condition with large bedroom / 3 bath OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4
courtyard, and great amenities. $2,400,000. pool in convenient Chocolate Hole. $1,395,000. home, borders bedroom luxury home. Magnificent views
"VILLA SIBELLA" Beautiful new 5 bedroom villa UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR National Park, and sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities,
in Virgin Grand Estates! Spacious rooms with 3.5 BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate views of Fish ad sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities,
top of the line amenities. Views, pool, privacy! entry, large room for addl. BR, excellent rental Bay & Ditleff Pt. pools with waterfalls and spas. Deeded home
$2,200,000. potential. $1,390,000. $795,000. ownerships from $79,000.

Exclusively Listed Land

Great Cruz Bay, .78 acre, walk to Westin & amenities
Chocolate Hole, .50 acre, moderate slope downhill build w/dual bay views
Chocolate Hole, .56 acre, tropical breezes & great views to St. Croix
Rum Point, outstanding views, 0.75 acre parcel in Upper Peter Bay
Passport to Privacy, superb views from this .67 acre Upper Peter Bay parcel
Whistling Cay, striking water views from this .69 acre Upper Peter Bay lot
Tropical paradise with stone entry, flat .79 acre parcel, gated entrance, cistern slab
End of road privacy, .61 acre lot with beautiful views.
Azure Bay, .50 acre, extraordinary water views, breezes
Calabash Boom, great views, private, .4 acre adjacent to Sago Cottage
Flat land, walk to beach location, diverse development options
Views across Round Bay to Coral Bay Harbor, .55 acre PRICE REDUCED
Quiet East End's Privateer Bay, over-sized parcel, waterfall, panoramic views
Privateer Bay, views of Coral Bay, .44 acre








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 for $700,000.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Beautiful WATERFRONT parcels ranging from .5 1.36
acres in some of St. John's best areas! $635,000-$2,500,000.

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.
"LOVANGO CAY" 3 waterfront & hillside properties feature upscale
amenities and infrastructure; barge landing with piers, paved roads,
underground electric, access to beach and much more! Amazing
views, realistically priced from $600,000 to $899,000!
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, THIS STUNNING CORAL
$299,000- $795,000. BAY HARBOR VIEW COULD
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated BE YOURS!! This half-acre
community featuring underground parcel is located in Upper
utilities, paved roads, & gorgeous Carolina. Great Coral Bay
sweeping views. Five fabulous ihborhood!
lots ranging from $469,000 to neighborhood
Premier location, with extraordinary
water views, some border National
Park -some are waterfront! From .78
acreto 3 acres. 7 parcels priced from BEAUTIFULWATERFRONT
$550,000. LOTon Eastfacingshoreline
AFFORDABLEVIEWLOTS IN CORAL with living reef at your
BAY ranging from .340 .51 acres doorstep! Topographical
just $177,500 $495,000. survey of .7 ac. lot, downhill
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" boasts build, 175 ft. of shoreline.
spectacular BVI views, quality paved Snorkel from your front
roads, undergrnd. utilities, stone yard! $1,575,000.
wall & planters, common beach. Just
8 minutes from Coral Bay. 12 parcels priced from $450,000.

Condos & Timeshares

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

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

(2x2) .58 ac. R-4 & W-1
zoning allows multifamily
dwellings & commercial
uses. Spectacular views.
Walk to beach & town.

32 St. John Tradewinds, April 28-May 4, 2008

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