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

Ferry Companies Cutting Back Extra Runs
Companies Blaming Rising Fuel Costs, Seeking Rate Increase Page 2
r I

Work Now To
Start in June
Page 10
Pond Bay Club
Breaks Ground
in Chocolate Hole
Page 3
Arson Confirmed
in Construction
Equipment Fires
Page 3
School Group
Continues Push
for VINP Land
Page 4
Ned Gerard Makes
China Olympics
Page 7
Islander Siska
Is Outwitted on
TV's Survivor
Page 9

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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

V.I. Port Authority's
Public Dinghy Docks
in Bad Shape on St. John
The Cruz Bay welcome mat for visiting boaters,
the dinghy docks at the Loredon L. Boynes Ferry
Dock are dangerously dilapidated, according to
resident boaters.

2 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2008

The two ferry companies
operaring between St. John
and St. Thomas have elimi-
nated extra runs at peak
hours because of rising fuel

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tom Oat

Ferry Companies Cutting Back Runs

Between St. John and St. Thomas

St. John Tradewinds
Blaming skyrocketing fuel
costs, Varlack Ventures and Trans-
portation Services of St. John are
cutting back ferry runs between
St. Thomas and St. John starting
Monday, May 5, according to the
companies' legal counsel, Clau-
dette Ferron.
While the hourly Public Service
Commission (PSC) required runs
will remain in effect, the island's
two ferry companies can no longer
afford to schedule additional runs,
Ferron explained.
"We had included additional
runs and sometimes ran two boats
to accommodate the demand and
workers," said Ferron. "But we
can't keep going with the fuel
costs the way they are. Costs are
increasing and revenue is staying
the same."
The PSC approved a rate in-
crease for the ferry runs in 2005,
and in that time the cost of fuel has
spiked more than 200 percent, ac-
cording to Ferron.
"Since 2005 when we had the
last rate increase which was the
first rate increase in almost two de-
cades the cost of fuel has gone
up 234 percent," she said. "In the
last six months the cost has gone
up 28 percent and in the last three
months it's risen 13 percent."
The ferry companies have re-

Red Hook to Cruz Bay
6:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
Then every hour on the hour
until midnight.

Cruz Bay to Red Hook
6:00 a.m.
Then every hour on the hour
until 11:00 p.m.

Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie
7:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
3:45 p.m.

Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
quested another rate examination,
which is currently pending before
the PSC. Ferry representatives
have also asked for immediate re-
lief, but have not heard from the
regulatory board, explained Fer-
"We made a request for a hear-
ing for a fuel surcharge a few
months ago but have not gotten
any response from the PSC on
that," said the attorney. "The costs
are rising and we can't do anything
about it because we can't do any-
thing about our rates. You can't get

blood from a stone."
In 1987 the companies were
awarded an exclusive 30-year fran-
chises to run ferry service between
St. John and St. Thomas. Since the
companies provide public trans-
portation service, they should be
subsidized by the government, ac-
cording to their legal counsel.
"The companies have not re-
ceived any subsidies from the gov-
ernment they haven't gotten a
dime," Ferron said. "They are pro-
viding public transportation which
is a government responsibility but
they aren't getting any subsidies."
"Everywhere else in the states,
including Puerto Rico, when pri-
vate entities provide public trans-
portation they are funded by the
government," the attorney contin-
With the ferry companies oper-
ating in the red, something needs
to be done, Ferron added.
"The ferry companies have been
going into debt for the last 10
years," she said. "How this is re-
solved will be dependent on what
steps are taken to deal with the cri-
sis facing public marine transpor-
"The issue of public transporta-
tion needs to be addressed by the
appropriate entities, from the PSC
to the legislative body to the ex-
ecutive branch," said Ferron.

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CZM Hearing Scheduled for May 21
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John CZM Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 21,
at 1 p.m. at the St. John Legislature to consider the following:
Request for modification of CZM Permit No. CZJ-2-03(L),
Genoveva Rodriguez and James Phillips to add a vendor's booth
(11 feet by 11 feet) to the existing retail building located at parcel
no. 13, Estate Carolina, No. 1 Coral Bay Quarter, St. John, Virgin
Request for modification of CZM Permit No. CZJ-54-87(L),
Caneel Bay Resort, to replace the existing RO building and entry
building with new stone and wood frame within the same footprint,
and expansion of an existing manager's house to add a bedroom
and a pool.

Monsanto Is STJ Rep for Christensen
St. John Tradewinds
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen has two new employ-
ees to her district staff. Aesha Duval will work out of the delegate's
St. Croix office as public relations outreach specialist, and Lorelei
Monsanto was selected as Christensen's constituent services rep-
resentative for St. John. Monsanto will staff the delegate's St. John
office on Monday, Wednesday and half day on Friday.
"She will be extending the community services of the Office
of the Delegate on St. John and keeping us abreast of ongoing St.
John issues," said Christensen.

St. John Rescue To Conduct Training
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Rescue advises residents that rappelling training will be
conducted on Thursday, May 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the end
of the road at Boatman Point. Residents should not be alarmed at
the lights and rescuers scrambling over the cliffs.

Power Swim Practice Swim May 18
St. John Tradewinds
Get ready forthe Friends of the V.I. National Park's annual Beach
to Beach Power Swim on May 25 at the remaining practice swim,
which is scheduled for Sunday, May 18, beginning at Maho Bay
and ending at Hawksnest. The practice swim begins at 8 a.m. at the
north end of Maho near the dinghy channel. For more information,
contact the Friends at 779-4940.

Nominations Sought for CZM Award

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning
and Natural Resources has an-
nounced a call for nomina-
tions for its 2008 Virgin Islands
Coastal Zone Management Pro-
gram Awareness Award. This
award is open to individuals,
private organizations, schools
and government agencies, from
the entire territory except for the
department of DPNR employ-
ees or families of employees.
Individuals, organizations

and schools cannot nominate
themselves, but may be nomi-
nated by others. Categories in-
clude: Coastal Zone Person of
the Year, Organization of the
Year, Coastal Zone School of
the Year, and Coastal Zone Col-
lege Student of the Year Award.
To obtain a nomination pack-
age, visit http://www.viczmp.
com, call 774-3320 ext. 5117
or fax a request for a package
to 714-9524. All nominations
must be received by May 23.

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

St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2008 3

Photo by Jean Philippe Piter

Pond Bay players (L to R): Jay Wicklund, Wharton-Smith;
Roberts, Springline Architects; Michael Casey, ARCAPITA;

Claude Dupre, Pond Bay; Peter Pasqua, West LB; Ron Davoli, Wharton-Smith; Tracy
Governor John deJongh; Bob Emmett, Pond Bay; Beverly Nicholson-Doty, Tourism

Commissioner; Leona Smith, St. John Administrator; Carmen Wesselhoft, Senator-at-Large; and Paul Hoffman.

Pond Bay Club Proves Construction Has Begun with Ceremonial Groundbreaking

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Developers First American De-
velopment Group/Carib showed
they are serious about moving for-
ward with construction of the luxu-
ry fractional ownership resort Pond
Bay Club on Tuesday evening,
April 29, when nearly 150 support-
ers of the project including sev-
eral local dignitaries and Governor
John deJongh were welcomed
to the Estate Chocolate Hole site
for an official groundbreaking cer-
"It was a very classy affair," said
Pond Bay Director of sales Bill Or-
wig. "Governor deJongh had won-
derful comments about how good it

is to work with people who add to
the Virgin Islands."
Senator at Large Carmen Wes-
selhoft, VI. Department of Tourism
Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-
Doty and St. John Administrator
Leona Smith were on hand for
the festivities, along with Michael
Casey of ARCAPITA, the project's
banker; Peter Pasqua of West LB,
the project's luxury hospitality ven-
dor; and representatives of general
contractor Wharton-Smith and proj -
ect architect Springline Architects.
"We wanted to invite people
we've had working relationships
with," said Orwig.
"For the most part, we extended
the invitation to our local real estate

agents and professionals and a lot
of those people who've worked on
the project, whether in the field of
law, architecture, engineering, the
Department of Planning and Natu-
ral Resources and Coastal Zone
Management, along with local
business owners," added Pond Bay
Office Manager Heather Ruhsam,
who helped coordinate the ground-
East West Catering put together
the elaborate seafood spread, and
guests walked away from the cel-
ebration with canvas bags featuring
the Pond Bay logo filled with an
introductory sampler from ESPA,
which will have a 14,000 square
foot facility on the resort's property,

a custom Pond Bay beach towel and
several informational brochures.
After guests had a chance to
mingle and explore the beachfront
portion of the 15-acre site to the
tunes of a live steel pan player, 10
gold shovels were given to those
who've been instrumental in help-
ing the project come to fruition, and
ground was officially broken.
"In for the Long Haul"
"We really wanted to show that
this project is underway," said Or-
wig. "It gives lots of credibility to
the project and shows you we're
in for the long haul. I don't think
there's any doubts we'll be moving
forward and it will be done with
class and style."

Arson Confirmed in Pond Bay Club Heavy Equipment Fire

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
An early morning fire which destroyed al-
most half a million dollars of heavy equipment
Friday, April 18, at Pond Bay Club's Chocolate
Hole site was arson, according to a VI. Fire De-
partment inspector with the arson prevention
Four uninsured pieces of heavy equipment
- each worth about $200,000 were torched
in the early morning blaze which was report-
ed at 2:15 a.m. on April 18. All of the equip-
ment, ranging from bulldozers to backhoes, was
owned by WMK Mechanical Group.
As VIFD and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco
and Firearms officials continue their inves-
tigation, it is already clear that the blaze was
intentionally set, explained Inspector Gustave
"Arson has already been determined," Dowl-

ing said. "The fire is still under investigation.
Evidence was sent off to ATF and we're waiting
for results of several tests."
"Meanwhile, the case is still under investiga-
tion," Dowling added.
Although the inspector declined to discuss
specific information about the fire, officials ini-
tially suspected that an accelerant was ignited
in the cab of each of the pieces of heavy equip-
The inspector would not state how long the
department's investigation was expected to
St. Thomas-based WMK Mechanical Group
owner William Koenig suspected foul play
from the outset. Several employees and the
owner himself were threatened since his com-
pany won a contract to conduct excavation
work at the luxury fractional ownership resort
Pond Bay Club's 15-acre Chocolate Hole site.

"There have been threats made by disappoint-
ed bidders," Koenig previously told St. John
Tradewinds. "They told us that our equipment
would be destroyed if we put it on the site."
Although several other pieces of heavy equip-
ment were parked at the site as well, only the
WMK equipment was targeted.
Despite the loss of equipment, Koenig was
determined to complete the Pond Bay Club
"We will finish this job and comply with the
terms of our contract," said Koenig. "We won't
let threats or any retaliatory actions like this
stop us."
The general contractor at the site, Wharton-
Smith, has hired security personnel and WMK
is offering a $5,000 reward for information
leading to the conviction of those responsible
for setting the fire. Anyone with information is
urged to call (340) 473-6658.

"We managed to do exactly what
we set out to do," Ruhsam added.
"We wanted to project the image
and the atmosphere of what Pond
Bay will be. I think it was a smash
Infrastructure work is currently
being done at the site, and the re-
sort's buildings should begin to
rise in approximately four months,
according to Orwig. Pond Bay
Club's villas and cottages should
be completed within approximately
14 months, and the total buildout
including the spa is expected to be
completed within two years.


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Church Schedules .............24
Classified Ads ................... 27
Crossword Puzzler .............24
Ferry Schedules .................24
Horoscopes....................... 25
Letters ......................... 8-19
Living Well in Love City ......16
Police Log ................. .... 25
Real Estate ................. 27-31
Rhythm & Views ................15
Wha's Happ'nin' ........ .........4

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One Campus Continues Push To Secure

VINP Land for New School Complex

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After returning to the territory from Washington,
D.C., One Campus officials last week kept up mo-
mentum to secure V.I. National Park land as a loca-
tion for a new educational complex on St. John.
One Campus spokesperson Lorelei Monsanto testi-
fied before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and
Natural Resources' Subcommittee on National Parks
on April 23 in support of HR 53.
Sponsored by Delegate to Congress Donna Chris-
tensen who also testified before the senate sub-
committee HR 53 would allow the Secretary of
the Interior to enter into a long-term lease with the
government of the Virgin Islands to provide land on
the island for a school.
The bill has already sailed through the House of
On April 28, the same day she arrived back on St.
John, Monsanto received a correspondence from Sen-
ate Subcommittee on National Parks Chair Daniel
Akaka, a Democrat from Hawaii. In the letter, Akaka
requested additional information regarding the school
lease issue.

Although Monsanto would not share details of Aka-
ka's questions, the correspondence is a good sign.
"This is very positive because we're having open
dialogue," said Monsanto. "Even though some com-
mittee members have their reservations, the doors
haven't been closed. They are still collecting all the
The public can submit written testimony before
May 13 to the subcommittee regarding the school
land issue by emailing assistant Rachel Pasterack at
After years of discussions, the One Campus group
has spearheaded the campaign to secure VINP land to
use as the site of a new island educational complex.
The group is focusing on a 55-acre parcel of land
in Estate Catherineberg sold by Ethel Bishop to the
VINP in 1968.
Plans for the land include relocating the Julius E.
Sprauve School out of Cruz Bay and constructing the
island's first public high school.
While National Park Service representatives have
expressed opposition to the lease, Department of the
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthore has not yet taken
a public stance on the issue.

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

St. John Tradewinds
The spring/summer issue of MaLinda Media's
St. John Magazine is full of glorious colors and
great St. John stories! Congratulations to our own
MaLinda Nelson what a creative publisher!
Rafe Boulon's tales of traveling across Pillsbury
sound on the early ferries the Explorer, Jolly
Roger, Grey Gull and the Johnny brought back
memories of our struggles as the population grew.
Mr. Power Boyd and I were on the Explorer when
we hit one of those high-rollers off Cabrita Point
- we both dashed to the stem just to be ready to
jump off. (That area has always been known as
the graveyard!) I always sat next to Rafe's father,
Ralf, so that he could hold my hand! He would
laugh as I suffered through the crossing! I laugh
now when I think of my "important" jobs with the
St. John Corporation secretary and director of
the ferry boats. It was a blow to all of us to find
the beautiful new boat, Grey Gull, lying on its
side after hitting Stevens Cay! It was soon up and
running again.
I certainly agree with Rafe's observation of the
strong feeling of community togetherness before
"progress" hit St. John.
This deep concern for fellow St. Johnians has
not changed Yvonne Wells is home after a stay
in the hospital following an auto accident. She
cannot say enough about the emergency agencies
who came to her rescue and the many friends who
were ready to help in any way possible.
There Is Only One Sheila
I can never forget my old friend who helped our
famous Steel Unlimited steel bands go on tours of

Europe and the states! We could not have raised
the money without the fish fries given on land, and
on ferry boats! Sheila's creations, also featured in
the new magazine, were always served!
Grasshopper Was the Heavy Metal Man
in Steel Unlimited's Rhythm Section
I can see Grasshopper, featured in another arti-
cle, standing with his fingers wrapped in adhesive
tape as he kept perfect time. I would venture to say
that he learned the basics of his discipline, so nec-
essary for creating a good band, from Rudy Wells,
the demanding director of our steel bands.
Another picture stays in my mind of Grasshopper
(or "Pickos" as we called him in the 70s) with tears
rolling down his cheeks as Mr. Wells lectured the
band on good behavior! (Believe me, Mr. Wells
did not tolerate goofing off at rehearsals!) Pickos
was not guilty, but he took the lecture seriously.
Congratulations to him, and to his band members.
Inner Visions is a special creation.
Look for more stories of our own island entre-
preneurs in the next issue of Wha 's Happ 'nin'!
Yvonne Wells Recovers from Accident
Yvonne and her family would like to express
their deep appreciation to St. John Rescue, Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health Center, the
EMT ambulance crew, the staff at R.L. Schneider
Hospital Dr. Schneider, Dr. Weisher and Dr.
Ytbarrett and to their many friends who were
concerned about her condition. Fortunately, pain-
ful bruises are her main complaint, but tests are
being taken. Yvonne would also like to thank the
Coral Bay Fire Station, but wants to inform the
powers that be that they ran out of oxygen.

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Bay Creek are, above. The Cruz Bay dinghy docks are
missing several slats, at right.

Cruz Bay Dinghy Docks in Deplorable Condition

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The two public dinghy docks in Cruz Bay,
located off the main Loredon Boynes ferry
dock, are in serious disrepair.
The centerjoist and side stringers are rot-
ting out on the dinghy dock on the north side
of the ferry dock. Four consecutive slats are
missing and there are no cleats anywhere on
the dock.
"It's just a nightmare," said one boater
about the shape of the dock. "It seems like
a lawsuit waiting to happen. It's not just in
bad shape it has reached a point where
it's a hazard."
While the dinghy dock on the other side

of the main dock is in better shape, it too is
missing several slats and is in need of repair
before it gets worse.
Although there are no immediate plans to
repair the docks, the V.I. Port Authority is
aware of the deteriorating condition of the
public dinghy docks, according to VIPA
spokesperson Marc Stridiron.
"I spoke with the marine manager and she
is aware of the problem there at the dock,
as are her marine staff members," Stridiron
said. "They are working to remedy the prob-
lem. They have requested the materials to
make the repairs."
"The reason there are no cleats there is be-
cause they were connected to the slats and

the slats are missing," continued Stridiron.
"We're trying to get the materials to replace
those slats."
Dinghies can also be tied to the wall at the
Cruz Bay Creek, near the V.I. National Park
dock, but there are problems in this location
as well. Heavy rains back in 2003 resulted in
silt filling the creek, which is only a couple
of inches deep in some areas.
The shallowness of the water renders the
southeast corer of the wall unusable.
"There aren't many places to tie your din-
ghy to in the first place so losing space is
even more important," said one boater. "It's
been this way for five years now and it keeps
getting worse."

The depth of the Cruz Bay Creek will not
be changing for at least another year since
VIPA has no funds earmarked to dredge the
area, explained Stridiron.
"With respect to the Creek, there is no
dredging budgeted for the Creek at this
time," Stridiron said.
Since barge traffic moved from the Cruz
Bay Creek to the Enighed Pond Marine Fa-
cility more than two years ago, there has not
been any work done to the officially unused
waterfront location.
Although several ferries, the Leylon Sneed
and a few smaller power boats are tied to the
seawall at the creek, VIPA has no concrete
plans for the area.


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Third Javon Jade Alfred Memorial Fun

Day To Bring Families Together May 24

AARP Day of Service To

Make a Difference May 8

St. John Tradewinds
AARP Virgin Islands will observe AARP's eighth annual Na-
tional Day of Service on Thursday, May 8, when local volunteers
will join thousands of AARP employees, volunteers and members
throughout the nation to perform activities which make a mean-
ingful difference in local communities.
Last year, more than 33,000 volunteers across the country par-
ticipated in Day of Service.
This year's local Day of Service activity will be conducting
pedestrian safety surveys. This activity is intended to address the
infrastructure concerns and driver behaviors which impact pedes-
trian safety in the Virgin Islands. AARP promotes and educates on
the concept of liveable communities which encourages communi-
ty planning, making it easy for a population to meet its daily needs
and stay engaged in the fabric of the community. AARP's overall
goal is to promote sustaining mobility as its members age.
In the Virgin Islands, walking is particularly difficult due to
either the total lack of sidewalks or the lack of adequate support
items like painted crosswalks, electronic light changers or appro-
priate signage. AARP feels the time has come to address these
deficiencies and believes every resident in the community needs
to be able to get where they need to go safely and affordably.
Volunteer teams will be focusing on specific areas throughout
the V.I. On St. John, volunteers will work on Kongens Gade in
front of the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay. The teams
will be wearing bright orange vests and have gotten permission
from the V.I. Police Department to carry out the survey during the
hours of 8 to 11 a.m.
The survey's findings will allow AARP to formulate an assess-
ment report which can be shared with government officials, ulti-
mately urging consciousness of community needs. These needs
not only support an aging population, but promote a liveable com-
munity where parents with strollers, children and the disabled can
safely live.

"It's important to me because a lot of parents
here in the Virgin Islands work just to live and
don't have time for their kids. This is a day
you take out for the kids and it's free."
Deverell Alfred,
mother of Javon J. Alfred

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Several Love City organizations
will come together to honor the
late Javon Jade Alfred at the third
annual Javon Jade Alfred Memo-
rial Fun Day, scheduled for Satur-
day, May 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. at the VI. National Park ball
field. The youngster would have
turned 11 on May 12.
The St. John Community Foun-
dation is helping fund the event,
while the American Legion Viggo
E. Sewer Post 131's flag football
league will join the festivities. The
St. John Rotary will announce its
selection for the 2008-2009 Javon
Jade Alfred Scholarship at the
"We'll have games for the kids
with toy prizes, food, drinks and
music by a DJ," said Deverell Al-
fred, Javon's mother. "It's a fun
day for the kids of St. John."
The flag football league's regu-
larly scheduled Saturday games
will take place at the ball field,
with league players joining the fun
Alfred encouraged island par-
ents to attend the event with their
children. She knows all too well
the importance of spending as
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"It's important to me because
a lot of parents here in the Virgin
Islands work just to live and don't
have time for their kids," said Al-
fred. "This is a day you take out
for the kids and it's free."
Javon Would Have
Enjoyed Fun Day
Javon was tragically killed in
December 2004 when he was
struck by a delivery truck as he
crossed the intersection of Pond
Road and South Shore Road on
his way home from a Julius E.
Sprauve School Christmas party.
He was just seven years old.
Alfred hosts the fun day in her
son's honor because it's the type of
celebration he would have wanted,
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"Javon didn't have time to live
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St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2008 7

Ned Gerard Is Sole Resident To Qualify for Olympics

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Ned Gerard is ready to make his fellow St. John
residents proud as he prepares to compete in the 2008
summer Olympic games in Beijing. The competitive
shooter received word recently that he received a wild
card, which allows athletes from countries which
can't afford to support full-time athletes who achieve
at a certain level to compete at the Olympics.
Gerard and his wife Karen Gerard returned late last
month from the World Cup in Beijing, where they had
the opportunity to go through a dry run at the Olym-
pic shooting range.
"Every country brought out their best athletes,"
said Ned Gerard. "It wasn't as relaxed as a normal
World Cup there were a lot of tears and a lot of
feelings hurt. The U.S. team brought 37 shooters and
about 25 support people, including sports psycholo-
gist and chiropractors, so this was like the Olympics
for them."
Ned Gerard, who ended up placing somewhere in
the middle of the other competitive shooters, was
pleased with his performance, and Karen Gerard, who
is still somewhat new to the competitive shooting
world, enjoyed the chance to participate at the event.
Heavy Pollution Affects Athletes
Most importantly, Ned Gerard got a feel for the
range he'll be shooting on at the Olympics.
"I learned a lot about the range that we're shooting
at, and it's the fourth most difficult range I've ever
shot at because of the winds," he said. "The city is
so polluted that there's absolutely no mirage, which
changes your optics. The pollution worked in our fa-
vor when it came to that, because the mirage can ab-
solutely kill you."
"The shooting range looked like a smoky bar
room," Gerard added.
While many competitors complained about the pol-
lution, Gerard took it all in stride, he explained.
"It affects your sinuses, throat, lungs and eyes," he
said. "It didn't bother me because I knew everybody
had to shoot in the same conditions. A lot of people
whined and cried, but I said that if that guy from Hun-
gary and that guy from India have to shoot in this, I
do too."
Gerard will spend the summer preparing for the
August Olympic games shooting at ranges around the
world, including the two that he considers most diffi-
cult Barbados and Milan. The competitive shooter
is thrilled to have qualified to compete in the Olym-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

Gerard takes aim during a competition in
Canada earlier this year.
pics along with three other VI. residents, one compet-
ing in boxing and two in track and field.
"It's one of the greatest honors that canbe bestowed
upon an athlete, to be one of 50 people who qualified
in my event," said Gerard. "I just plan to work hard
and not let the game itself get to me. I'm just going to
keep the pressure off and try to shoot as many match-
es before then as I can."
Fundraising for Olympics
Unfortunately, Gerard may be slightly distracted
from his training by his efforts to fundraise for his
Olympic showing. The VI. Olympic Committee was
promised funding by the VI. government, however
that money has not come through, Gerard explained.
"We've been preparing ourselves to get to this
level, and now that we've achieved it, we're getting
no support from the V.I. Olympic Committee because
they are flat broke," he said. "Right now, the VI. gov-
ernment is setting us up for failure by not helping our
qualified athletes get the training and preparation they
need for the games. So right now we're trying to get
help from the public."
Gerard, who paid for his trip to Beijing for the World
Cup out of pocket, estimates his trip to the Olympics
will cost approximately $20,000. Donations can be
made by contacting the VI. Olympic Committee at
778-2229 and asking for the funds to be earmarked
for Ned Gerard.
"I'm not going to make it this far to lay down and
play dead," said Gerard. "I'm going to give every-
body hell."

ACC Announces "Help Us Care" Wagapalooza Art Contest

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Animal Care Center is calling on all
St. John students who love animals and drawing to
help teach the message that all people must learn to
love and respect animals in the 2008 Wagapalooza t-
shirt art contest.
There are two categories: junior, for kindergarten
through sixth graders, and senior, for seven through
12th graders. Pictures can include any island animals,
and the message should say "Love and Respect All
Animals." Artwork must be submitted by Monday,
May 5, on 8 x 11-inch paper in a plastic sleeve, and
must be signed, dated and include the student's school
information on the back.
All artwork will be displayed at The Marketplace
during Be Kind to Animals Week, May 5-10. The two
winning pictures will be officially announced at this

year's Wagapalooza on Saturday, May 17, from 5 to 9
p.m. at the Winston Wells ball field.
This is a chance for local students to demonstrate
they care about animals. Winners will be given a num-
ber of prizes including free t-shirts with their artwork
for family and friends, a letter of acknowledgement, a
gift certificate for pizza at Donkey Diner and 10 free
movie rentals from Kaleidoscope Video.
Winners will also receive their artwork framed
and matted by Frames of Mind, and their photo with
Wagapalooza emcee and radio personality Roger W.
Morgan will appear in the St. John Tradewinds.
Most importantly, winners' artwork will be instru-
mental in helping others in the community remember
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to May 30 detailing the special
need. A panel of non-partial com-
munity and National Park Service
members will review the validity
of the request and assign loca-
tions for those vessels determined
to have an actual special need.
Applicants will be notified by
June 14 of the decision on their
request. Letters must be mailed
to: Rafe Boulon, Virgin Islands
National Park, 1300 Cruz Bay
Creek, St. John, VI 00830.
The VINP asks vessel owners
to make every effort to work to-

gether to protect their vessels and
the unique natural and cultural
resources of Hurricane Hole and
consider the needs or limitations
of fellow boaters and make sure
that everyone is in a location suit-
able for their vessel.
The VINP reminded vessel
owners that tying vessels to man-
groves is prohibited, and failure
to remove gear when vacating the
moorings will result in a citation.
The updated guidelines will be
widely disseminated, and copies
will be provided with permits.

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. National Park and Coral
Reef National Monument Super-
intendent Mark Hardgrove has
advised the boating public that
the VINP is implementing a new
system for the 2008 use of Hurri-
cane Hole as a storm refuge.
The new system came after
taking public comments and con-
sidering many different options
provided by those in the boating
community who utilized Hurri-
cane Hole last year, according to
a VINP statement.
This new system is very simi-
lar to the one used in the past for
selecting and occupying a spot in
Hurricane Hole. By June 1, all 78
chain sites, or "storm berths," will
be marked with numbered floats.
Prior to June 28, the VINP will
continuously monitor all weather
systems in the central and western
Atlantic for storm formation. Park
Service officials will notify all
boaters, through whatever means
possible, that Hurricane Hole is
open for use as soon as a weather
system that could potentially af-
fect the Virgin Islands within 96
hours is detected.
At that time, vessel owners may
go to Hurricane Hole, select an
available spot on the chain or in
a bay, and notify the VINP for a
permit. Chain or other spots must
be marked with a minimum of one
buoy, having the vessel's name
and registration or documentation
number clearly marked on it.
If no weather systems approach
prior to June 28, Hurricane Hole
will be open at dawn on that date
for vessel owners to select an
available spot and notify the park
for a permit. After June 28, vessel
owners may register individually,
or have their vessel registered by
proxy, during business hours by
appointment through Chief of Re-
source Management Rafe Boulon
at 693-8950 ext. 224.
Vessel owners with genuine
special needs will be considered
prior to the June 28 opening (if no
weather systems occur) to ensure
that those special needs are met.
Special needs include such things
as draft considerations (greater
than six feet), verifiable handicap,
medical issues or compelling eco-
nomic reasons that would prevent
them from participating in a one-
day site selection event.
A letter (no emails or faxes)
must be sent and received prior

New Hurricane Hole Storm Refuge

Regulations Not Pleasing Everyone
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After boaters lined up more than two days before the one-day
registration for Hurricane Hole last year, VI. National Park offi-
cials changed the regulations for the upcoming hurricane season.
Instead of the one day registration which resulted in boaters
arriving at the VINP maintenance building earlier and earlier each
year storm berths in Hurricane Hole will be dispensed on a first
come first served basis almost a month into hurricane season.
Each of the 78 berths on the storm chain will be marked with a
number by June 1, but boaters will not be able to pick a spot for
their vessel until dawn on June 28.
If a storm approaches the territory before June 28, the VINP will
"notify all boaters, through whatever means possible," that Hurri-
cane Hole is open for use. If there are no imminent storms, boaters
will be able to go to Hurricane Hole at dawn on June 28 when they
will pick a spot and then notify the park for a permit.
Special Needs To Be Considered
There is a provision in the regulations for boaters with "special
needs," such as vessels drawing more than six feet and people with
medical issues, or "compelling economic reasons" which would
prevent them from choosing a berth spot on June 28.
Boaters claiming special needs must write a letter to the park by
May 30. A panel of "non-partial community and NPS members"
will decide on the request and assign locations for vessels.
The regulations, which were issued by the VINP last week, in-
clude several sentences asking boaters to be fair to each other.
"Please consider the needs or limitations of your fellow boaters
and make sure that everyone is in a location suitable for their ves-
sel," according to the Hurricane Hole storm refuge regulations.
Park officials solicited boaters' opinions before creating the new
regulations, explained VINP Chief of Resource Management Rafe
Boulon, who issued the regulations before going on leave on Tues-
day, April 29.
Can't Please Everyone
"We've been discussing a lot of different options with a lot of
different boaters," Boulon said before heading off-island. "I have
a two-inch thick file full of emails back and forth. Whatever we
decide, there will be someone not happy with it, but that's life I
Boulon was correct in his estimation. While some boaters have
deemed the new regulations an improvement over years past, oth-
ers feel they unfairly favor vessel owners in the Coral Bay area.
"I'm not in favor of the new regulations," said one Cruz Bay
boater. "Anyone further away from Hurricane Hole will have a
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Siska Is 13th Person Voted Off Survivor Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John native Jason Wilder
Siska outplayed and outlasted, but
he couldn't outwit his competitors
on reality the television show Sur-
vivor Micronesia: Fans vs. Fa-
vorites. Siska was the 13th player
of this season's starting cast of 20
to be voted off on the Thursday
evening, April 25, episode.
Although Siska found the hid-
den immunity idol earlier that
day on Exile Island, his fellow
competitors convinced him they
would not vote him off and that
he wouldn't need to use the idol at
that evening's tribal council. Siska
fell victim to their ploy and was
sent home.
"I was lied to pretty hardcore,"
said Siska. "They convinced me
not to use the idol, which ended up
being my downfall."
"I don't think I'll come out of
the situation with a lack of trust,"
Siska added. "I tend to believe in
the good of humanity, and I'm not
going to let what happened tarnish
my view of the human race in gen-
Siska had already been duped
once before, when he found what
he thought was the hidden immu-
nity idol. The idol was actually a
fake created by fellow competitor
Ozzy Lusth, one of the season's 10
"favorites." Siska tried to do good
by saving fellow competitor Eliza
Orlins also one of the season's
"favorites" from being sent
home, only to discover the idol he
had was not genuine.
"I was pretty duped," said Sis-
ka. "Ozzy did a good job of carv-

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ing the fake idol. You're out there
hungry and not always thinking
100 percent clearly, and I thought
it was real."
Outlasting Top Competitor
"I tried to use it to save my friend
Eliza, but it didn't work," Siska
continued. "It actually turned out
to be a pretty comedic moment in
the Survivor series, so as long as
people are sitting at home on their
couches smiling and laughing,
then I did something right."
Siska, who was one of the first
scheduled births at the Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health
Center in the 1980s and lived on
St. John during his early child-
hood, credits his island upbring-
ing for giving him an advantage
in Survivor's challenges, includ-
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prison-like bars as the tide rose.
"There was less and less room to
breathe, and eventually my entire

face was under water," said Siska.
"I used my two fists to make a
snorkel to breathe out of and I was

"Growing up on
St. John and visiting
there all the time, I
was proficient with a
machete and climbing
coconut trees. A lot of
challenges involved
water, so being com-
fortable in the water
was a huge asset."
-Jason Siska, contestant
Survior: Micronesia,
Fans vs. Favorites

able to stay under longest and win
the challenge. I would definitely
say that my snorkeling and scuba
diving experience helped me re-
main calm."
In addition to overcoming the
"nerve-wracking" water challenge,
Siska was proud to beat Lusth,
who he considered his number one
competitor on the show, he added.
Siska's Love City childhood
helped him survive in the tropical
environment of the Rock Islands
in Palau, Micronesia, where the
show was taped last fall.
"Growing up on St. John and vis-
iting there all the time, I was profi-
cient with a machete and climbing
coconut trees," he said. "A lot of
challenges involved water, so be-
ing comfortable in the water was a
huge asset."
One of Siska's fondest memo-
ries from the show is traveling to
the small country of Yap with fel-
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The Antilles Sailing
team pose after the
final day of racing in
Florida. The team is on
/ track to repeat its 2006
Baker Trophy win.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo
Courtesy of Antilles School

Antilles Sailing Team Wins Baker Trophy Regional Qualifier

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Antilles School's sailing team,
anchoredby two talented St. John
seafarers, swept the competition
at last month's district qualifier
for the national high school team
racing championship.
The Antilles sailors raced to a
first place finish on April 26 in
St. Petersburg, Florida, at the In-
terscholastic Sailing Association
National Team Racing Cham-
pionship for the Baker Trophy
South Atlantic regional quali-
The win sets the Antilles sail-
ors up to repeat their 2006 Baker
Trophy win.
Racing on 420s, three Antil-
les team boats one of which
featured Love City's own Max

Nickbarg as skipper and Mayu-
mi "Mimi" Roller as navigator
- overcame light wind to top
the competition.
"The wind was really light,"
said Nickbarg. "We were sup-
posed to race for two days, but
we only got out there one day
because the wind was so light."
The Antilles sailors will head
up to Lake Minnetonka, Min-
nesota, on May 24 for the Baker
Trophy finals which pits the best
high school sailors from across
the country against each other.
Last year the Antilles team
focused on fleet racing and fin-
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Mallory Trophy the national
championship for fleet racing.
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the Antilles sailing team next
year, Roller is racing in her final
high school championship. The
17-year-old senior will head off
to St. Mary's College of Mary-
land in the fall where she'll join
the esteemed lady Seahawks
sailing team.
Roller might also be sailing in
Beijing late this summer if she
is awarded one of the wild card
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By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
After weeks of back and forth with the lowest bidder, the Department
of Public Works finally moved on and awarded the Cruz Bay roundabout
contract to the next lowest bidder, Island Roads. A pre-construction
meeting with Island Roads will be scheduled soon, and construction is
now anticipated to begin in June, several months later than expected.
"We kind of got delayed because we had to go to the second bidder,"
said DPW Design Program Manager Jomo McClean. "Federal Highway
went back and forth with the lowest bidder for a while. We're a few
months behind, but we're still on track."
The approximately $7 million project will take an estimated 670 calen-
dar days, or two years, to complete. The construction will be conducted
in phases to allow for traffic to continue to flow through the busy inter-
section. The roundabout could be completed in about half the time if the
entire intersection were shut down, according to McClean.
"They'll be working on individual segments of each of the five legs
of roadway so we can maintain access for the motoring public of St.
John through the intersection," said McClean. "That's really why the
construction time is so long."
Despite recent opposition and concern over the roundabout's construc-
tion, it will be a positive move for Love City, explained McClean. DPW
and Federal highway officials have said St. John residents chose the
roundabout option at public meetings several years ago.
"One of the reasons why the roundabout was selected was opposition
to having signalized intersections," he said. "We respected the opinions
of the St. John community. Roundabouts are used all over the world,
including in the United States, and we believe it will be a positive impact
on the traffic of St. John."

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The Elaine lone Sprauve Library is moving into trailers positioned around the restored
Estate Enighed great house in preparation for major renovations to the historic structure.

Library Moving Into Trailers,

Scheduled To Reopen May 12

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning
and Natural Resources Division of
Libraries, Archives and Museums
has turned to its "last resort,"
according to assistant director
Donald Cole, and is moving all
of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library's
resources, from books to comput-
ers, in to several Storage on Site
trailers located on library property
while renovations are underway.
Cole anticipates the library,
which will operate out of two of
the trailers during the estimated
six-month-long renovations, will
resume service to the public on
May 12, the same day the renova-
tions are expected to begin.
"Storage on Site was always
our last resort if we didn't get
commercial space," Cole said of
the division's efforts to move the
library into the former Simple
Feast location at Palm Plaza,
which fell through when an offer
was made to purchase that build-
The trailer setup will actually
save the V.I. government money,
Cole explained.
"Storage on Site entered into a

contract, which was a good deal
for the government of the Virgin
Islands based on what we would
have had to pay in the other deal
that fell through," he said. "We're
saving money because we didn't
have to move so far. Everything
is right there on site."
The trailer company is handling
the move, from packing up the
library's resources to setting up its
temporary home.
All Services Available
on Smaller Scale
It was DPNR's intention to
keep the St. John library open
during the entire renovation pro-
cess, however the nature of the
move forced a nearly month-long
closure, Cole explained.
"We had to close the library
because we have to get everything
out of there and disconnect the
internet service and relocate com-
puters," he said. "We're hooking
up the power this week, and the
telephone system should be back
up and running. We're basically
on target."
One trailer will house the
library office and computers, and
the other will contain books and
periodicals. Both trailers will be

air conditioned. Four additional
storage trailers will be placed on
the library's property for storage.
When the library reopens from its
new home on May 12, all services
will be available, just on a smaller
"By May 12, the facility will
be open so you can come in and
access services that we provide,"
said Cole. "We'll have computers,
books, the internet whatever
you want to do, just on a smaller
scale. We just ask the public to
be patient with us, as we have to
refurbish the library, and we look
forward to it being back up and
running as soon as this is over."
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One Colossal Cassava

St. John Tradewinds
Enighed resident Haynes
Small stopped by the St. John
Tradewinds office Friday
morning, May 2, to show off
this home-grown colossal cas-
sava, but there was just one
problem he couldn't lift the
approximately 80-pound root
vegetable out of the trunk of
his car.
Small grew the cassava on
his Estate Enighed property
near the Enighed Pond Marine
Facility with no chemicals.
"I added nothing whatsoever
to it," he said. "It grows from
the bare ground. The soil is
The cassava will likely feed
Small and his wife for months,
he explained. He plans to peel
the root vegetable then grate
and dry it to make everything
from bread to pudding. The
cassava, which is planted from
a stick, took approximately one
year and three months to grow.
Small encouraged other St.
John residents to try their hand
at growing fruits and vegeta-

Haynes Small

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

proudly displays his home-grown

"People should be having
more food here than what they
have now," he said.
Even Small, a local farmer

and beekeeper, was amazed by
the size of the root vegetable.
"This is the first time I saw
anything like this," said Small.

Jeff Crokin Reels in Second Largest

Dolphin During Fishing Tourney

St. John Tradewinds
Jeff Crokin aboard Gone
Ketchin' caught a 35-pound mahi
mahi on Sunday, April 27, during
the 13th annual Offshore Marine
Dolphin Derby, hosted by the
U.S. Virgin Islands Game Fishing
Crokin's haul was the second
largest dolphin caught during the
one-day tournament which attract-
ed 143 anglers.
Carl Holley, a St. Croix-based
sports fishing charter captain, won
Top Angler and pocketed $1,000 in
cash with the catch of a 38-pound
dolphin, the largest of the day.
Holley's vessel Triple Secret
was named Top Boat, after hauling
in a total of 14 dolphin. The prize
was $1,000 cash.
The $25,000 grand prize for a
dolphin over 55 pounds went un-
At the end of the day, the tourna-
ment fleet caught 54 dolphin for a
total weight of 1,197 pounds.
Anglers and guests at the Mon-
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Jeff Crokin, third from left, shows off his trophy.

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catch reeled in aboard several fish-
ing boats including George Bran-
som's Volcano.
John Mills aboard Volcano
caught the sixth largest dolphin, a
Tournament sponsors were Off-
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second of the Budget Rent-A-Car
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The next event hosted by the
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St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2008 13

Few Delegates, One Testifier Attend

Constitutional Convention Hearing

Liburd Makes Final College

Decision, Will Attend Stanford
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
It was the toughest decision he ever made, but Lincoln Liburd
finally chose last week between Stanford University, Harvard Uni-
versity and Massachusetts Institute of Technology three top
schools to which he had been accepted.
The Gifft Hill School senior decided to attend Stanford follow-
ing a late April visit to the west coast university.
"I went up there last weekend and it was just amazing," said
Liburd on Tuesday, April 29, the day after he made his decision.
"It's definitely my place. I'll have a brilliant four years there."
Liburd was impressed with the warm welcome he received at the
university, he explained.
"Everybody was so amazing and happy," said Liburd. "A big
thing for me was the environment and the people there. They were
all really welcoming and intellectual, yet they still had a side of
The GHS senior is also excited about the beautiful weather and
sunshine at the California university, he added. It's not just the
people and the weather at Stanford that made it Liburd's number
one choice, however.
"Academically, they have some of the top programs in the nation
in basically every field of study," he said.
Liburd will receive financial aid from Stanford to help defray
tuition costs.
"I feel excellent, like a 500-pound anvil was lifted off my back,"
Liburd said of finally making his decision. "I can't wait until the
summer passes and I'm at college. It's just going to be amazing."
The St. John teenager is considering a double major in biochemi-
cal engineering and philosophy in an effort to get a fully rounded
education in subjects which interest him, he explained.
Liburd was accepted to Stanford in December, the Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology in March and Harvard in April. He
was also accepted to the University of Southern California and the
University of California Los Angeles earlier this year.

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Just three delegates one via live video feed from
St. Croix one testifier, and no residents attended the
April 30, hearing of the Fifth Constitutional Conven-
tion's Economic Development, Labor, Technology and
Energy Committee on St. John.
Senator Celestino White's chief researcher Karl Call-
wood testified on behalf of the Senate majority leader
regarding worker's rights in the Virgin Islands. White
was invited to testify at the hearing, but could not at-
tend due to a scheduling conflict.
Workers are not being paid enough, causing many
Virgin Islands residents to struggle just to survive,
Callwood testified.
"Too many people, working 30, 40, and 50 years
cannot save up for their own homes and month after
month, year after year, pour their hard-earned wages
into apartments they can be evicted from next month
through no fault of their own," said Callwood. "And
then we create a stressful, unhealthy crisis situation for
them as they struggle to borrow, beg and in some un-
fortunate instances, steal to come up with first and last
month's rent and a security deposit. It has the effect
of demeaning honest, law-abiding people who struggle
daily to feed and house their families."
Callwood also testified regarding the importance of
ensuring that jobs are not taken from qualified Virgin
Islanders by statesiders.
"I hear the cry that there are no jobs to come home
to, yet I see thousands of management and ownership
positions in these islands filled by people who were re-
cruited here from away," he said. "If continentals and
Europeans are finding the high level jobs open, what is
stopping Virgin Islanders from filling these posts?"
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Callwood cited a law passed in Hawaii several de-
cades ago which required all employers to provide
health and retirement benefits for employees as a good
example of how workers should be treated. Shortly af-
ter this law was passed in Hawaii, however, the U.S.
Congress passed the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act to prohibit any other state from passing
similar laws.
"I have a question of our constitutional experts," said
Callwood. "Can we write the Hawaii model into our
own constitution and have it supersede federal law?"
The constitution is not the right place to spell out
labor laws, explained committee member Stedmann
Hodge Jr.
"I work in the Department of Labor, and I can tell
you the right place for this is not the constitution," said
Hodge. "It's not going to fly."
The constitution is more of a guideline, while it's up
to the V.I. Legislature to create specific laws to protect
the rights of workers in the Virgin Islands, explained
committee member Craig Barshinger.
"The question is, what goes in the constitution and
what's the responsibility of the legislature?" said
Committee member Kendall Petersen was also in
attendance at the hearing via live video feed from St.
Croix. Committee members Rena Brodhurst, Adel-
bert Bryan, Lois Hassell-Habtes and Mary Moorehead
were absent from the hearing, and committee members
Thomas Moore and Claire Roker were excused.

14 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2008

VIVA! Villas Announces Mother's Day Essay Contest Winner

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
VIVA! Villas presents the winner of
VIVA!'s Mother's Day Challenge, a contest
which encouraged anyone to write an essay
describing how much they appreciate the
mother or mother figure in their life. Alexa
Kirby, a second grader at Gifft Hill School,
won over VIVA!'s all-female staff with the
essay she wrote about her mother, Abi Kir-
by. Honorable mention was given to Kanee-
ka Jamila Hodge, an eighth grader at Julius
E. Sprauve School who wrote about her aunt
Mary Harris-Belizaire, and Tommy Gibney,
a GHS fourth grader who wrote about his
mother, Teri Gibney.
Abi Kirby will receive several gifts do-
nated by local businesses including a fa-
cial from Grapevine Salon, a car detailing
donated by L&L Jeep Rental, a gourmet
catered lunch from KatiLady Catering and
handyman, cleaning and nanny services for
the day donated by VIVA!. Hodge and Gib-
ney will receive lunch with their aunt and
mom, respectively, as their prizes.
Nearly 40 St. John children entered the es-
say contest. Essays may be picked up from
VIVA!'s Boulon Center office and given to
mom, just in time for Mother's Day.
The top three essays are below.
First Place:
Alexa Kirby, second grade, Gifft Hill
School (see letter in box)
Honorable Mention:
Tommy Gibney, fourth grade,
Gifft Hill School
Dear Mom,
You have been there when I got in trouble

My mom is the best. When I'm sick she takes care of me so
well. I feel bad for the kids that don't have moms. My mom
plays ball with me every day because I do not have any broth-
ers or sisters to play with. She is the nicest. My mom puts me
to sleep. With my mom I could say any woman can be a moth-
er but it takes some[one] special to be a mom. My mom does
not believe in hitting. She makes jewelry for me. My mom all
ways says yes to playdates. She reads to me every night. My
mom bought me a cat, a dog, some fish and she buying me a
buney! She is caring and loveing. She teach me to sow and
paint. My mom Abi plant's flower with me. My mom LOVE'S
me all day every day. On 2-26-08 she bought me a ball. She
be the nicest mom in the universe!

Alexa Kirby, second grade, Gifft Hill School

and when I had myfirstfoot ball game. So I
entered this competition for you so you can
feel like you had a million dollars for one
day. This is how much I love you I'll even
wright a report and enter a competition for
you. I'll even go in the Army for you and go
to the end of the world for you.
I remember for my fourth birthday when
I flipped my tricycle copying Matthew and
Michael but they were on bikes but I re-
member I kept on getting faster and faster

and I hit the gutter and did a hole flip in the
air When I landed I had a huge gash on my
shoulder and you took me to the clinic and
you hugged me tightly and kissed me.
I remember when I almost drowned when
I was little and you came and saved me it
was a lucky site cause ifyou did not sea that
I would not be typing this report right now.
I hope I win this Mother 's Day competi-
tion for you cause you have saved me and
helped me when I need help with homework

and since you're a single mother you need
to get a small vacation even though it is still
on St. John and if you were never born I
would never be hear
Honorable Mention:
Kaneeka Jamila Hodge,
eighth grade,
Julius E. Sprauve School
The woman that inspired me to write this
essay is Mary Harris-Belizaire. Mrs. Be-
lizaire is a hard working mother of three.
She takes care of my cousin, her three sons
and me. My aunt takes care of us and still
makes us happy.
My aunt is very special to me. My aunt
took me under her wing when I got expelled
from school in Georgia. My aunt tries to
help in any kind of way she can.
My aunt may be tired of us making noise
in the house, but then she comes downstairs
and handles us. She makes the best food
after my mother My aunt takes care of us
by buying us clothes for school, shoes for
school, and cooks us healthy meals.
My aunt takes care of me by showing the
values of life and to respect my elders. Ev-
eryday my aunt gives me a word of wisdom
that my grandfather used to give to her My
aunt shows me to show respect to everyone
including family members.
The reason I think my aunt should win
this contest is because she deserves a day
at the spa, away from house cleaning. She
is always cleaning the house. My aunt de-
serves everything, because she works hard
and still comes home and deals with home-
work, cleaning the house, and then has to
cook dinner



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Expectations of Education Forum Set for May 16 at Julius E. Sprauve School

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Department of Education
Commissioner Dr. La Verne Ter-
ry announced the debut of Ex-
pectations for Education, a series
of monthly forums targeting edu-
cational issues and expectations
for the territory's schools and all
The 90-minute public forums
will encompass both districts
with sessions on all three is-
lands. The St. John forum will be
on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at
the Julius E. Sprauve School.
Each of the initial meetings
will take on a general perspective
and all persons wishing to voice
their concerns are welcome.
"Through these forums we will
re-develop the department's ex-
pectations as the agency charged
with educational oversight as
well as outline what we see as
the community's expectations
of the department," said Terry.
"Additionally, we hope to assist
stakeholders with the expecta-
tions required of them by the de-
partment, all toward improving
communications and smoother
operational processes."
Subsequent meetings will be
targeted to specific groups of
"We at the department are com-
mitted to focusing on the needs
of all stakeholders and in that ef-
fort we will schedule meetings to
discuss concerns, propose reso-
lutions, develop strategies and
timelines to address the needs,
as well as to assist persons with
general information," said Terry.
"These meetings however are
by no means intended to keep
anyone away they are for
the community and about the
community. We are seeking in-
put from a cross section of the
community parents, students,
current and retired teachers and
administrators, business persons,
and anyone who has a vested in-
terest in the education of our stu-
dents and improving the quality
of life in the territory."
Areas of particular concern in-

clude increased parent involve-
ment and melding the home and
school families; vocational edu-
cation/career development; par-
ents and educators of students

with special needs; maintenance ings," said Terry. "We welcome
of facilities; and the future of the your dialogue and collaboration
department. toward positive outcomes and
"I call on all residents to join improved services to our students
us during our series of meet- and the community."

For more information contact
Juel Anderson at 774-0100, ext.
8136. To submit comments or
suggested topics visit www.doe.

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Prevention Is Key When It Comes to Eye Disease

By Dr. Craig Friedenberg, OD
St. John Tradewinds
Many people ask questions about their eyes, so
please permit me to answer a few. Before doing this,
however, let me say that the most important things you
can do to prevent eye disease is to wear sunglasses and
a brimmed hat outdoors, wear protective eyewear when
using power tools or yard care tools, and take multi-
vitamins and anti-oxidant vitamins. This is especially
important here where we drink rainwater which is de-
void of minerals.
Concerning vision, Myopia, or being nearsighted,
means that one has trouble seeing objects far away. It
usually occurs when the eyeball is longer than usual or
the cornea is too steep. This makes light focus in front
of the retina. An eyeglass lens or contact lens is neces-
sary to change the focus so that it falls on the retina,
giving perfect vision.
Note that nearsighted people often see their close
work perfectly without correction at any age.
Hyperopia, or being farsighted, means that the eye is
shorter than usual. The image of the light ray's focus is
behind the retina. The eye can change its focus by mus-
cles attached to the lens of the eye. Many people with
slight farsightedness do not need glasses for distance
vision. About half of these people still need corrective
lenses to read comfortably and do their near-point tasks.
Eyestrain symptoms usually accompany moderate far-
sightedness. Severe farsightedness causes blurring of
both near and far objects. Eyeglass or contact lenses are
needed for clear comfortable vision.
Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or internal
lens of the eye is shaped like a football instead of like
a baseball. The oval shape causes distortions, slanting
images, and usually eyestrain at both far and near dis-
tances. A spectacle or contact lens with the exact op-
posite oval shape is put in front of the eye to make the
focus point shaped rather than oval. This gives clear,
comfortable vision at all distances.
Presbyopia, or difficulty focusing at near or on close
objects or print, occurs as a normal aging process. The
lens and muscles that control near vision become less
flexible. It usually occurs between the ages of 35 and
45, depending on genetics and the amount of near work
done. Once again eyeglass or contact lenses overcome
this problem, and allow clear comfortable vision. This
prescription changes about every two years.
Drug store reading glasses are not harmful to the
eyes, but often are not set up with the precision needed
to give clear, comfortable near vision.
A pterygium is a raised fleshy tissue bump that ap-
pears on the white of the eye. It is frequently uncom-
fortable and is caused by long-term exposure to UV
rays found in sunlight. It can also be a chronic irritation
caused by wind, dust, dryness, and continuous expo-
sure to salt spray or ocean water. The bumps can be
quiescent and small, or grow large and interfere with
vision by growing across the cornea. Surgery can re-
move large ones.
Lubricating eye drops and antihistamine eye drops
are used to treat this condition. An ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure, and wearing good sunglasses
and a brimmed hat while outside, especially if this is
your work environment, is the best prevention.
What are cataracts? Cataracts are the usually slow

deterioration of clarity of the lens located inside the
eye behind the pupil. It is usually associated with age
or accident. Frequently, one's prescription changes in
the early stages, and new glasses dramatically improve
At some point, surgery usually becomes necessary to
restore eyesight. Cataract surgery has advanced miracu-
lously, and is particularly non-invasive with suture-less
replacement intra-ocular lenses. Sunlight (ultra-violet)
protective sunglasses along with taking multi-vitamins
combined with anti-oxidant vitamins go a long way to-
ward the prevention of cataracts.
Glaucoma is the increase of fluid pressure inside the
eye. This pressure pushes on the back of the eye where
the blood vessels enter to nourish the inside layer, the
retina, which gives the eye sight. There is usually slow
deterioration of the retinal tissue from the outside -
peripheral vision in to the central vision. No early
visual symptoms exist. By the time a patient becomes
aware of the changes, legal blindness may have already
Though there are many simple treatments for glau-
coma, nothing can restore vision lost to the disease.
Glaucoma has a familial link. It is critical to have fre-
quent eye exams to take the pressure of the eye, called
tonometry. Your eye care professional will also look at
the optic nerve head inside the eye to determine any
changes. Occasionally, this happens in the absence of
elevated intra-ocular pressure.
What is age related macular degeneration? This is
usually a genetic related disease that often affects older
people. The central spot of the retina where the cells
that create central vision and are most densely packed
can deteriorate, creating a central blind spot. It can
range from mild distortion in the early stages to a com-
plete central hole in one's vision in late stages.
There is laser surgery, and Photodynamic therapy
which can slow down or halt the progress of this dis-
ease. Photodynamic therapy involves the injection of
the drug Verteporfin in one's arm. A special light is then
shined in the eye, which activates the drug. This slows
down or hopefully halts the progression of the disease.
This can be done in an Ophthalmologist's office in as
little as 30 minutes.
There is a drug anti-VEGF therapy which can
be injected directly into the eye that has a profound ef-
fect on the specific growth factor that causes wet Macu-
lar Degeneration.
Once again, prevention is the best medicine to slow
development of the disease in the first place. Studies
have shown that younger people who are genetically
predisposed to this disease should wear protective sun-
glasses and a brimmed hat while outside in the sun. Nu-
tritional factors are paramount.
A general multi-vitamin should be taken, along with
high dose anti-oxidant vitamins consisting of 500 mil-
ligrams vitamin C, 400 international units of vitamin
E, 15 milligrams of beta-carotene (also called Vitamin
A,) 80 milligrams of zinc, and two milligrams of cop-
per. This is found in Bausch and Lomb's Ocuvite Extra.
There are many generic equivalent vitamins available
at your pharmacy for much less cost.
There are more topics to discuss, such as the effect
of high blood pressure or diabetes on the eye, but we'll
save that for a future article.

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Flag Football League

Results and Standings

Patriots 19 Rams 12
Nick Lopez and Weston Patrie teamed up to provide the offen-
sive punch which took the Patriots to a hard-fought victory over
the Rams. The veteran Lopez threw three TD passes to Patrie for
all the Patriots' scores. The Rams led at the end of the first half
12-7 with scoring on pass plays from Ohene Lambertis to Micquan
Wilkerson. Throughout the game, both teams showed great defens-
es but in the second half the Patriots were able to break through the
tough Rams to manage two scores and take the lead for good.
Raiders 32 Broncos 18
Aspen Moore continued his scoring touch as he threw for five
TDs, four to deep threat Alexander Kellogg and one to Steven
Conley. The first half ended with the Raiders up by the close
score of 13-6. Both teams traded scores in both halves with Kwazi
Browne, filling in for starting quarterback Jay Williams, tossing
three TD passes to the speedy Bradley Fessale. At the mid-way
point of the second half, the Raiders were only up by a point but
the persistent Raiders were able to manage two scores near the end
of the game, one on a Moore to Kellogg pass as time ran out.
Packers 45 Bengals 6
Carson Wessinger tossed five TDs and scored on another as the
Packers led throughout the contest. The Bengals couldn't get it
going as the Packers defense smothered the receivers and inter-
cepted five times in the game. The Bengals did manage the last
score of the game with Marquis Pilgrim passing to Kai Merten
for their only score of the game. The Packers are now the league
leaders and continue to be a threat as the league moves into week

Standings as of April 28
Team W-L PF PA
Packers 5-1 179 46
Broncos 4-2 160 127
Raiders 4-2 154 139
Patriots 3-3 135 126
Bengals 2-4 106 192
Rams 0-6 93 197

Check next week's St. John Tradewinds for the Patriots vs.
Raiders and Packers vs. Broncos, both on Saturday, May 3, and
the Rams vs. Bengals on Monday, May 5.

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 Scholarship.
Students graduating from a local

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

Clave Dale Leading Traditional Basket

Weaving Class at AASJ

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With the art of traditional market
basket weaving on the decline in
the Virgin Islands, there has never
been a better time to learn the skill
from a master.
Residents should mark their cal-
endars for Monday, May 12, when
Clave Dale will lead a basket mak-
ing class at the Artists' Association
of St. John gallery at the Lumber-
yard starting at 11 a.m. but only
if at least five people register.
The first thing participants will
do is actually go out and find the
raw material used in traditional
basket weaving, known locally as
hoop vine. After collecting hoop
vine, class members will learn
how to peel the vine and start the
actual weaving process.
Dale will teach participants
traditional weaving step by step,
explained AASJ gallery director
Claire Wilkinson.
"We start out learning to weave
by using heavy twine with the
starting hoop, so we don't waste
hoop vine," said Wilkinson. "Once
we get a hang of things, then we
use the hoop vine. Clave is great
at teaching people in a hands-on
Participants don't need any spe-
cial skills or equipment, Wilkinson

on May 12

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Dale's baskets are for sale at the Artists' Association of
St. John's Lumberyard gallery.

"Clave just uses a small paring
knife to peel the vine," she said.
"People don't need anything spe-
cial for the class."
The class costs $40 an hour and
will last long enough so that at the
end, each participant will have a
basket to take home.
Dale has been teaching market
basket weaving for years and resi-
dents should take advantage of his
skill, explained Wilkinson.
"He's one of the last basket
makers on St. John and St. Thom-
as," said the AASJ gallery director.
"And because he's in his 70s, once
he retires, there won't be anyone

around to teach this."
"It would just be wonderful to
carry on this tradition," Wilkinson
AASJ members hope to attract
young adults to the class as well,
and financial assistance might be
available. A minimum of five par-
ticipants are needed in order for
Dale to conduct the class, so pre-
registration is required.
For those who can't make the
class, several of Dale's baskets are
available for purchase at the AASJ
To register for the basket weav-
ing class or for more information
call AASJ at 774-2275.


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Inner Visions Reports on Stateside Tour
Dear Editor, stop was Ausbury Park in New Jersey before doing
Greetings from the road! New York City. We found our way north into Connect-
It's been a while since I've checked in and reported icut for some much-needed rest with some family. A
in from the road. The tour is proceeding nicely. It's few days later we headed south into Atlanta where we
been at a hectic pace and we've covered more ground hung out with more family before heading west into
(literally) in the past month than we really care to re- Mississippi. There we did a tiny (still a little bit seg-
member. regated) little town called Carrollton. It was good for
The tour started in Baton Rouge, LA, and headed us to play there. The house was filled with not much
up to Oxford, MS. We then made our way into Aus- of a mixture but the owner is serious about breaking
tin, TX before heading out to El Paso, TX. Our next down some of the separation his town sees as a result
stop was Albuquerque, NM, before hitting southern of the past. Next day we played a festival in Oxford,
California. California was interesting! We started in MS (second time in this town this year). They almost
Orange County then went south into Solana Beach ate us alive there!
in San Diego. Next was Malibu before heading into Currently, we are in Dallas before doing Austin, TX,
northern California. We trodded way up north to a again by popular demand. See other scheduled dates
town called Arcata before heading back to the Bay on our site, www.innervisionsreggae.com and while
area where we played Berkeley. Days later, we head- you are at it, check out our videos on MySpace, www.
ed north again into a tiny seacoast town high above myspace.com/innervisionsreggae. There are two new
the rocky cliffs called Casper. Although the Califor- videos posted of us live at Ashkenaz in California.
nia audiences would have loved to be "InnerGised" Look and enjoy! We have missed July 4 for the past
more, we had to make a mad dash east as we had a five years but intend to be home this year! Looking
previously scheduled gig in New York City and had forward to seeing our friends, fans and families! Take
to return as soon as possible. care of yourselves!
Along the way, we drove through Salt Lake City, Blessings,
Colorado, etc. before gigging in St. Louis, MO. Next Grasshopper

Strip Club Rumors Run Rampant

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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

A strip club, complete with private booths, is planned for the former Mixology
Warehouse space at the Lumberyard complex in downtown Cruz Bay, according to
island rumors.

St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2008 19

Dear Editor,
I read with much concern the letter from Mizza
Lompscho about the negative changes happening on
St. John and the concern with the security of this won-
derful island's visitors. I visited the island during the
second week of April. According to folks at the Beach
Bar, there were two muggings in Cruz Bay during my
stay. It disturbed me to think that St. John might have
the same problems as almost any other community in
the states. I have always felt very safe in St, John.
Now I read that a strip club will open at the Lum-
beryard. How could this be allowed? Does anyone re-
ally think that this would be good for the community?
Is this going to help improve the tourism that the is-
land depends upon? Are there no zoning regulations
against this type of establishment, or are they being

To the People of St. John:
Bravo! To the St. John property owner and Mr.
Bender for your courage and having the wallet inci-
dent published in the Tradewinds Newspaper.
Without putting on the pressure and public aware-
ness, Mr. Bender's money would never have been
"found" and returned.
We feel a full explanation from the Police Commis-
sioner and those involved within the police depart-
ment as to how the money reappeared should be fully
disclosed and published in this newspaper. Something
must be done to protect the people in "paradise."
We only hope this incident is also published in the
New York Times so people will begin to realize how
this island is being destroyed for tourism. Will our
new nickname be "Little St. Croix?"
We congratulate Mr. Bender who, with his persis-
tence and notifying Police Department Internal Af-
fairs, had his $900 returned to him. And thank him for
helping to start the ball rolling by exposing the extent
of corruption here with our "officers of the law."
Even after reading that the money has been re-
turned this is a good time for the Police Commis-
sioner to clean house. A police department that is not
held accountable for their actions or cannot be trusted
is absolutely deplorable and an embarrassment to this
island and the people of St. John.

Dear Editor,
A special thanks to Ranger Jeff Mihan and Admin.
Officer Cynthia Kretzschmar for their efforts during
a medical emergency on April 24 on the waters of St
John. Their quick arrival by boat and immediate as-
sistance was greatly appreciated. Also, thanks to the
members of St. John Rescue and the St. John EMTs

ignored? Mizza mentions the concerns about police
investigations, or lack thereof. I can only imagine the
additional problems and workload that a strip club
will exert upon the police department not to men-
tion the degradation of the neighborhood.
It is my opinion that the only people to benefit from
such an establishment would be the owners.
I truly love St. John and cannot wait until my next
visit. Will others still feel the same way when they
find that such an unsavory establishment has been al-
lowed? Much effort has gone into keeping the beach-
es and waters clean and preserved. Why let Cruz Bay
take such a large step backward?

John Bittner

We strongly urge everyone who depends on tour-
ism or owns property here to write to the governor
and remind him of his acceptance speech when he be-
came governor on how he would clean up our police
Please!! We need protection. Not the corrupt police
force we now have. People who live here are actually
afraid to speak out for fear of retaliation. Is this any
way to live in "paradise?"
Again, thank you, Mr. Bender. Please know, how-
ever, we are also embarrassed and ashamed that you
had such a negative experience here. How sad it is
that we face these situations every day.
Perhaps this is a blessing in disguise as long as
those responsible are immediately terminated from
their job(s). Otherwise, all will be swept under the
carpet and it will be business as usual with the police
department and they will continue to laugh at our in-
ability to do anything about it.
St. John residents! Do we want more of the same?
Are you embarrassed and disillusioned by the police
track record that is published weekly with the same
results year after year?
Now is the time to speak out, write the governor,
demand accountability and change.

Name withheld for obvious reasons

for their help. Finally, a big thank you to the Coral
Bay and Maho Bay communities for your kindness,
understanding and words of encouragement.

Cpt. Fred Renner,

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: 19
Under Investigation: 19
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 18
Under Investigation: 18
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

How Can a Strip Club Be Allowed in Cruz Bay?

It's Time for the Police Commissioner To Clean House

Boat Captain Thanks Those Involved in Water Rescue


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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.

Next Letter Deadline: Thursday, May 8th, 2008

20 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2008


JESS PTA Announces

Clarice A. Thomas Scholarship
St. John Tradewinds
The Julius E. Sprauve School PTA announces the availability of
applications for the 2008-2009 Clarice A. Thomas Scholarship in
the amount of $1,000. Eligibility requirements are as follows:
Must have attended JESS for a minimum of four years
Must have been accepted at an institute of higher learning
Must be scheduled to graduate the year the scholarship is be-
ing offered
Applications may be picked up at JESS, the St. John Legislature,
or Coral Bay Jewelers in Cruz Bay. The date for submission is
Thursday, May 29, before 3 p.m. Applications must be returned
to JESS.
For more information, contact Loren Abramson at 776-6285 or
Alice Krall at 776-6167.

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 week-
end of April 4. The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund and the Rutnik
family wish to thank the community for its support of this event,
which was the 12th tournament.

SJSA Auditions for Ruth "Sis"

Frank Scholarship Is June 1

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 appli-
cation. 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.
Applicants do not need to be students of SJSA, however students
who are awarded a scholarship will be considered an SJSA student
and will be placed in the appropriate field of study for the upcom-
ing school year.
For more information, contact Kim Wild at 779-4322.


Jim Gillfillan

St. John Tradewinds
There will be a celebration of
Jim Gillfillan's life on Sunday,
May 11, at 1 p.m. at the Oppen-
heimer Beach Pavilion. Jim died
on April 18 at age 37 after a brave
battle with cancer.
Jim was born on March 23, 1971
in San Diego, CA, and made St.
John his home in 1991. He started
the successful bed and breakfast,
Garden By The Sea, which he sub-
sequently sold. He was currently a
partner with his brother John in the
popular Ocean Grill restaurant in
Mongoose Junction.
Jim had an entrepreneurial spirit

St. John Tradewinds
On the afternoon of April 28,
surrounded by the husband, chil-
dren and grandchildren whose
souls she shaped, Betty Jane Ham-
ling passed from this world with
the same grace with which she
Born April 5, 1918 in Two Har-
bors, Minn., to Harry and Alice
Seitz, Betty's siblings affection-
ately called her "Bep." Reflecting
her parents' belief in education and
community, Betty distinguished
herself academically and socially.
After receiving a scholarship to
Hamline University in St. Paul, her
fellow students crowned her as the
school's first Homecoming Queen
in 1938. Betty's many scholastic
achievements at Hamline included
her appointment to Phi Beta Kap-
pa and graduation Summa Cum
With her dynamic personality
and arresting dark-haired features,
Betty won hearts at Hamline as
easily as she won awards. But only
one suitor could hold her interest.
A strapping and charismatic young
man from the plains of South Da-
kota, Coe Hamling used every bit
of his acting skill, shameless puns
and Hollywood chin to win Betty's
heart and hand.
After exchanging vows on De-
cember 27, 1941 in Duluth, Minn.,
Betty and Coe launched a life full
of children, community, and car-
ing. In a marriage of uncommon
equals, Coe's talent and drive were
matched only by Betty's intellect
and charm.
Together they worked to build
a household where nothing was
wasted and no goal was out of

and loved to travel. He was an avid
golfer, surfer and enjoyed most
sports. On February 10, the com-
munity hosted a golf tournament
for Jim, "The Tahiti Open," named
after one of his favorite places.
Jim is survived by his mother,
Patty Tacquard, his stepfather, Tim
Tacquard, his father Mike Gillfil-
lan, stepmother Susan Gillfillan,
brother John Gillfillan, sister Abby
Gillfillan and niece Wren Gillfil-
In lieu of flowers, donations can
be made in Jim's memory to the
St. John Revolving Fund at P.O.
Box 37, St. John, VI 00831.

Betty Jane Hamling

reach. From 1944 to 1953, Betty
brought five children into the
world. After multiple moves the
Hamlings finally landed in Avon-
dale Estates. Betty declared she
"left a trail of diapers from Pratt,
Kansas to Atlanta, Georgia!"
Despite a hectic maternal sched-
ule, Betty found time to apply her
abilities to owning restaurants,
managing Coe's thriving furniture
business, supporting the Republi-
can party, establishing the Unitar-
ian congregation of Atlanta and
promoting civic interests. As Cam-
paign Manager, she guided Ben
Blackburn's election to the United
States House of Representatives.
Always a believer in strong edu-
cation, she was instrumental in
establishing DeKalb County's El-
ementary School Library program.
While Coe performed on stages
across Atlanta, Betty served as
President of Theater Atlanta Wom-
en's Guild. Proud to carry on a tra-
dition her grandmother had begun,
Betty was active in Daughters of
the American Revolution.
Knowing she had been blessed
with many siblings and children,
she actively supported TWIGS, a
volunteer organization dedicated
to Egleston Children's Hospi-
tal. Along with Coe, Betty was a
Charter Member of Georgia En-
semble Theater. Later in life she
shared her love of humanity as
part of several memory-assist or-
ganizations including Forget-Me-
Nots and Merry Makers. Between
Avondale Estates and Roswell,
greater Atlanta was Betty's home
for nearly 60 years.
But her heart's home was a
simple cabin in the north Geor-

Jim Gillfillian

gia mountains on Lake Blue
Ridge. Into her 80s, she swam in
the chilled green water. Summer
mornings were for picking black-
berries and making jam. Summer
afternoons were for sitting on the
dock with tall beers and tall tales
from country characters.
But Betty's most cherished mo-
ments at the lake were the breezy
days and crisp mountain nights
spent with her large and loving
family. Memorial Day, Fourth of
July, Labor Day these were joy-
ous and spontaneous times when
the cabin overflowed with the
fruits of her life's work: children,
love and laughter. She shared with
us her flawless art of conversation
during long walks down curling
dirt roads, hearty breakfasts and
spirited games of Rummy-O. At
the end of clear days at the lake,
the setting sun laid down on the
water-top a glittering walkway that
stretched from across the lake and
seemed to end at our dock. Betty
called this spectacular sight "The
Golden Path." Now and forever,
as always in her life, she walks the
Golden Path.
With her natural way and genu-
ine love of people, Betty was as
comfortable with mountaineers as
she was with chandeliers. As con-
tent with darning as she was with
dancing. She was our Grand Dame
and our Grandmother. Our Matri-
arch and our Mama. Our Maum
Hamling. A regal woman with
classical qualities and the sweet-
est sensibility. If you met her, you
knew her. And if you knew her,
you loved her. We always will.
Betty was preceded in death by
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St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2008 21

Public School Registration for St. John

Students Is Scheduled for May 30

St. John Tradewinds
Acting Insular Superintendent
for the St. Thomas-St. John Dis-
trict Jeanette Smith-Barry advises
parents wishing to enroll their
children in public school for the
2008-2009 school year that public
school registration for children re-
siding on the island of St. John is
scheduled for Friday, May 30, at
the Julius E. Sprauve School from
8:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Parents and guardians are re-
minded that the child or children
to be registered must be present
at registration and the following
documents are required for pro-

Original birth certificate (U.S.
citizens only)
Passport (foreign or American)
or Resident Card or Naturalization
Virgin Islands Immunization
Record and clearance form from
the Immunization Clinic located at
the R.L. Schneider Regional Med-
ical Center. A VI. immunization
card with the attached clearance
form issued at the immunization
clinic at R.L. Schneider is a man-
datory requirement of the registra-
tion process. No exceptions will
be made.
Report card or transcript from
previous school

Social Security Card or num-
Proof of physical address (ex-
ample: official document such as
a WAPA bill showing name and
street address)
Individualized Education Plan
and evaluation data, if applicable
Notarized letter granting tem-
porary guardianship.
Parents are further reminded
that students entering kindergarten
must be five years of age on or be-
fore December 31, 2008.
For more information contact
Student Affairs Coordinator Belin-
da West-O'Neal at 775-2250, ext.

EPA Applauds Environmental Champions in U.S. Virgin Islands

St. John Tradewinds
Three individuals and organiza-
tions from the U.S. Virgin islands
received top honors last week
from the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency for their work to
protect the environment. Their ex-
emplary efforts were recognized
as they were presented with EPA
Environmental Quality Awards by
EPA Regional Administrator Alan
J. Steinberg during a ceremony in
EPA's New York offices.
In addition, the agency recog-
nized two recipients from New
York for winning the nationwide
President's Environmental Youth
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in local communities," said Re-
gional Administrator Alan J. Stein-
berg. "Let their extraordinary con-
tributions remind us all that we can
make our world a better place and
individuals really inspire others
and make a lasting difference."
EPA selects Environmental
Quality Award winners from non-
profit environmental and commu-
nity groups, individual citizens,
educators, business organizations
and members of the news media,
as well as from federal, state, local
or tribal governments and agen-
cies. The honor is given to those
individuals or organizations that
have made significant contribu-
tions to improving the environ-
ment and public health in EPA Re-
gion 2, which covers New York,
New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S.
Virgin Islands and seven federally
recognized Indian Nations.
The agency receives nomina-
tions for the awards from both
inside and outside EPA. For infor-
mation about the Environmental
Quality Awards in EPA Region
2, go to http://www.epa.gov/re-
2008 Award Winners
Federal, State, Local or Tribal
Government or Agency: Mirko
Restovic, VI. Waste Management
Authority -
Mirko Restovic planned, con-
structed and operates multi-mil-
lion dollar treatment projects and
conducts field studies, marine
surveys, ecological evaluations,
hydrological control and coastal
management studies. He has been
instrumental in obtaining grants
for improving water pollution
control. Due to his direct involve-
ment, the U.S. Virgin Islands gov-

emrnment invested $150 million
to build four new state-of-the-art
sewage treatment plants over the
last nine years.
Environmental Education: Lau-
rel Brannick-Bigrigg, VI. National
Park -
Laurel Brannick-Bigrigg edu-
cates Virgin Islands school chil-
dren, local residents and visitors
who come through the VI. Nation-
al Park facility on St. John about
the island's historic, cultural and
natural resources, and their ben-
efits to the Virgin Islands and the
She conducts tours of historic ru-
ins and hikes to remote locations;
hosts camping trips and trips to
coastal sites to study marine life;
and conducts tour dives along un-
derwater marine trails. All of these
activities are designed to educate
visitors. Brannick-Bigrigg is also
actively involved in her communi-
ty as president of the St. Thomas/
St. John Audubon Society.
Non-profit Organization, Envi-
ronmental or Community Group:
V.I. Resource Conservation and
Development Council -
The strength of the VI. Resource
Conservation and Development
Council program is that it empow-
ers individuals and communities
to solve their own environmental
Since its incorporation in 1990,
VIRCD has overseen more than
200 projects to help conserve nat-
ural resources, prevent pollution,
improve grant-writing skills for
individuals and organizations and
to promote sustainable agriculture,
ecotourism and environmental ed-
ucation. VIRCD has infused over
$3 million into the VI. economy.

Gatekeeper, oil, by Karen Samuel

Karen Samuel and Maho Bay

Glassworks at Bajo el Sol Opening

St. John Tradewinds
Bajo el Sol announces an opening reception for St. Johnian Karen
Samuel and the talented artists at Maho Bay Glassworks on Friday,
May 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at its Mongoose Junction gallery.
Samuel, recognized as both an accomplished artist and seam-
stress, will unveil new works in oil that include her special talent
at capturing the people of St. John, new floral studies and genre/
landscape paintings. Samuel has often shared her talent and gift
as an artist with the young people of St. John and her ability to
capture the environment in which she lives is unparalleled. Look
for her ability to capture that sense of realism and use of detail to
delight viewers at the opening.
Art derived from glass is not a new concept. Art derived from
recycled glass has grown to recognizable value due to the talented
artists at Maho Bay Glassworks. Working in tandem, they create
exciting pieces in vibrant colors. Expect to see their signature wave
bowl pieces as well as multi-colored urns and vases.

Weekly Women of Worth Meetings
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Community Crisis Center is happy to offer a
new women's group, Women of Worth. WOW is free and confi-
dential and offered on Thursday nights at the SJCCC office, lo-
cated above the St. John Ice Company in the Lumberyard, from
6:30 to 8 p.m. beginning May 8. This group will focus on a variety
of issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault or other types
of abusive situations. The group will share information on creating
a healthy lifestyle with equality and balance in relationships. Also,
the group will explore topics of self-esteem and emotional intel-
ligence. Please call 693-7233 to join.

Free Boxing Program on Saturdays

St. John Tradewinds
Pilates Bob Cioppa and Julian Jackson began a free boxing pro-
gram for boys and girls on Saturday, May 3, at 9 a.m. at the Hous-
ing, Parks and Recreation building in Cruz Bay. The program will
continue each Saturday at 9 a.m., and Jackson will continue to
attend to mentor children the first Saturday of each month.
The program will aim to teach St. John youth about respect and
discipline. Light up the darkness, and learn how to apply the dis-
cipline and respect it takes to become a boxer into schoolwork,
friendships and the future. For more information, contact Cioppa
at 514-4208.

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All three of the island's yacht
clubs are collaborating once again
this year for the ninth annual Com-
modore's Cup on Saturday, May
Sponsored by Budget Marine,
the Commodore's Cup is hosted
by the Coral Bay Yacht Club, St.
John Yacht Club and Nauti Yacht
Club. The single day of racing
will include classes in pursuit,

The winner of each class will go
head to head on small laser boats
for the chance at the Commodore
Cup title.
The skipper's meeting for the
race will be Friday evening, May
16, at Skinny Legs at 6:30 p.m.
The race will start at 10 a.m. on
May 17 in Coral Bay.
An awards ceremony is set for
Saturday evening, May 17, at
Skinny Legs.
Don't miss your chance to win

a brand new 12-foot Carib dinghy
and 15-horse power Yamaha mo-
tor donated by Offshore Marine.
Raffle tickets are available from
St. John Kids And The Sea partici-
pants and St. John Hardware. All
proceeds will benefit the St. John
KATS program.
Entry forms are available at
both Connections locations. For
more information call Robbie
Hoyt at 690-7979 or Jim Swan at

Hurricane Hole Storm Refuge Regulations

Continued from Page 8
harder time getting there. Speed will be the determin-
ing factor."
"St. Thomians will have the hardest time," the
boater added.
Not surprisingly, members of the Coral Bay Yacht
Club are in favor of the new regulations, according to
CBYC Commodore Julie Fortunato.
CBYC Members Favor New System
"At our last meeting we discussed the storm ref-
uge regulations at length and the unanimous consen-
sus was that we liked the idea of the first come, first
served system because it favors the people who care
the most about their boats, rather than just leaving it
up to a lottery," Fortunato said. "Of course, it does
favor us because we're in Coral Bay."
The verdict from St. John Yacht Club members was
not available as of press time, as the group was set to

discuss the issue at a Tuesday, May 6, meeting, ex-
plained SJYC Commodore Jim Swan.
The new regulations are actually a return to the way
Hurricane Hole was filled before the area was des-
ignated an underwater monument in 2001, explained
Acting Chief of Resource Management Christy Mc-
Manus, who is filling in while Boulon is out of the
"This is what happened before the Coral Reef Na-
tional Monument was established," McManus said.
"People would just decide among themselves who
would go where. From my understanding, the major-
ity of the boaters questioned chose this option."
"The park is trying to do what is best for everyone,"
continued McManus. "They have put so much money
and so much effort to make this area safe for everyone
and to protect the resources, they just want it to work
for everyone involved."

Survivor Micronesia: Fans vs. Favorites

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low competitors Lusth, Amanda
Kimmel and Erik Reichenbach.
S The trip was won in a reward chal-
rs lenge.
Making Friends Off Air
"We went to this indigenous vil-
lage, where they put on an excel-
lent dance ceremony for us," said
Siska. "We had a huge feast, and it
was a wonderful time."
Siska, who now lives in Bar-
rington, Illinois, where he works
as a student teacher at Prairie Mid-
dle School, was a long-time fan of
Survivor before becoming a play-
er. This season pits 10 super fans
of the series against 10 Survivor

veterans. Although he didn't stick
it out until the end and win the $1
million prize, Siska is happy with
his experience on the show.
"It was totally incredible to go
out there to a tropical location and
compete in awesome challenges,"
he said. "I got a chance to meet
some really cool people and do
some really cool things. I couldn't
have asked for anything more,
except maybe to have survived a
little longer."
The St. John native also enjoyed
spending time with his fellow
competitors, both on and off the
show, he added.
"Amanda's a really great out-

doorsy-type girl, and I had a good
time hanging out with her," said
Siska. "Ozzy and I went surfing,
wakeboarding and played guitar
together after I got voted off. He's
a really great guy, and I just wish
I could've tapped into that friend-
ship a bit more during the game."
Siska thanked St. John residents
for watching him compete on this
season of Survivor, and is plan-
ning a trip to Love City this sum-
mer, when he looks forward to go-
ing island-hopping on his uncle's
sailboat, which is moored in Cruz
"I'd love to get back home," he

Obituary: Betty Jane Hamling

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her parents; her siblings, Robert
Seitz, Leota Scott, Donald Seitz,
and Alice Jean Allen; and a son-in-
law, Larry Puckett. She is survived
by her doting and loyal husband of
67 years, Worthy Coe Hamling; a
sister, Harriet Krosch, of Mankato,
MN; five children, Nancy Puck-
ett of Roswell, Jeff Hamling and
wife Laura of Roswell, Cid Ham-
ling of St. John, Peggy Fulghum
and husband Tom of Marietta
and Robbi Palmer and husband

Dennis of Roswell; 10 grandchil-
dren, Kelly Frommer and husband
Creighton, Greg Puckett and wife
Jessica, Erik Puckett and wife Ju-
lie, Kathryn Mulkey and husband
Scott, Jeff Hamling Jr. and wife
Caulie, Holly Blackwell and hus-
band Matt, Shelley Fulghum, Me-
lissa Palmer, Alison Hamling and
Natalie Fulghum; and six great-
grandchildren, Madelyn Puckett,
Max Puckett, Claire Mulkey, Ryan
Frommer, Elise Mulkey and Anna

A memorial service for Betty
will was Thursday, May 1, at the
Unitarian Universalist Congrega-
tion of Atlanta. In lieu of flow-
ers, donations may be made to
The C.A.R.T. Fund (Coins for
Alzheimer's Research Trust), C/O
Erik Puckett, Sun Trust Bank, 121
E. E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville,
GA 30501; to the Alzheimer's As-
sociation Georgia Chapter, 1925
Century Blvd. NE, Ste. 10, Atlan-
ta, GA 30345; or to the charity of
your choice.




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Jmump Up and Congregate for Festivl 2008

Festival Village Honoree: Irene Scatliffe
Food Fair Honoree: Yolanda Morton
Parade Marshal: Miles Stair

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, 776-6450

Saturday, June 14:
Festival bike race, V.I. National Park, 8 a.m. Contact person: 690-3692 I

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, 774-3838

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:
f 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

Additional information call the Festival Hotline at 690-3692 or 690-1725

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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

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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.

Saturday, May 10
Estate Fish Bay Owners' Association Annual Membership
Meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose
Center in Cruz Bay.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 21
The St. John CZM Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 21,
at 1 p.m. at the St. John Legislature
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.
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 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.
Sunday, June 1
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.

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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Saturday, April 26 11:50 a.m. A visitor staying at c/requesting police assistance with
10:16 a.m. A citizen c/r an a villa on Sunset Way c/r that he his girlfriend who is schizophrenic
auto accident in the area of Jacob's was burglarized. Burglary in the and refusing to seek medical atten-
Ladder. Auto accident. third. tion. Police assistance.
Sunday, April 27 5:50 p.m. A citizen r/ a distur- 8:00 p.m. A Privateer Bay
8:30 a.m. A visitor from Ohio bance with a male. Disturbance of resident r/ he was assaulted by a
p/r she lost her wallet at the Wes- the peace. male.
tin Resort and Villas' parking lot. 6:00 p.m. A male c/requesting 8:25 p.m. An Estate Carolina
Lost wallet. assistance with an intoxicated fe- resident c/r someone with a flash-
10:20 a.m. A resident p/r he male at Moorehead Point. Police light is on her property.
lost his bag at Francis Bay with his assistance. Thursday, May 1
personal items. Lost bag. Wednesday, April 30 8:05 a.m. A store owner at
4:45 p.m. A citizen c/r a fight 8:20 a.m. An Estate Contant Coccoloba Plaza c/r a burglary.
at Sputnik's in Coral Bay. Police resident p/r that her child's father Burglary in the third.
assistance. took a gold chain from her. No time given A citizen p/r
Monday, April 28 9:00 a.m. APeter Bay resident that she was assaulted by the se-
10:43 a.m. A resident c/r she p/r that someone unknown stole curity guard on the Port Authority
needs assistance with a property household items out of his trailer dock. Simple assault.
dispute. Police assistance. on Centerline Road. Grand lar- 10:00 a.m. A citizen p/r that
1:40 p.m. An Estate Adrian ceny. he was assaulted by a male on the
resident c/requesting police assis- 9:30 a.m. An Estate Caneel General II barge. Aggravated as-
tance. Police assistance. Bay resident p/r a destruction of sault.
1:45 p.m. An Estate Mandahl property to her vehicle. Destruc- 10:20 a.m. Acitizen p/r that he
resident p/r she was in an auto ac- tion of property. was threatened by a male. Distur-
cident. Auto accident. 11:10 a.m. An Estate Carolina bance of the peace.
Tuesday, April 29 resident p/r that she lost her taxi Friday, May 2
9:30 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto medallion. Lost medallion. 1:54 a.m. ADT c/r an alarm
accident on Centerline Road near 11:20 a.m. A Harold's Way sounding at Domino Gas Sta-
Pastory. Auto accident. resident c/r that he is the caretaker tion in Estate Carolina. Activated
11:25 a.m. A Cruz Bay Villas of said property and learned from alarm.
resident p/requesting police assis- a neighbor that a male broke into 8:20 a.m. An employee at
tance with someone unknown who said property and is living there. Spencer Car Rental c/r damage to
is trespassing. Police assistance. 12:15 p.m. -AFish Bay resident a vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.

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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
info @islandiarealestate.com

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

RE/MAX St. Croix Team San Martin
tel. 773-1048 fax 773-1917

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

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Hot! Hot! Hot!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, 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

St. John


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



Cook, Starfish Market.
Training & Benefits Avail.
Great opportunity.
Contact Ted Robinson
Weekdays 779-4949

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

Seeking retired person or
couple, part-time work in
guest services. Must be
honest, personable and
have reliable transporta-
tion. maggi4jon aol.com

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

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

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/i
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

2 houses, 1/4 acre,
stonework, water views,
furnished, great rental
history. $850,000.00 St.
John, U.S.V.I. Call (941)

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



Cruz Bay
* Efficiency apt. $1000.00
* 1 Bd/1 Ba, W/D on site,
* 1 Bd, 1 Ba apt. $1300.00
* 2 Bd/1 Ba apt. W/D on
site, $1800.00
2Bd/ 2 Ba apt. W/D,
new $2700
* 3 Bd, 2 Ba, W/D on-site,
great view, $2800.00

Coral Bay
* 2 Bd, 2 Ba, house, wash-
er $2100.00
* 2 Bd/ 2 Ba, W/D, $2200
* 1 Bd Efficiency, $850

Executive searching for
long term lease. Single
family looking for home
with 2 or 3 bedrooms
for $2,500 $2,800 per
month. Please fax infor-
mation to 340-693-8888.

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.

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

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

Excellent Condition,well
built, lighted display area
plus storage. (2) 6ft (2)
5ft available end of May.
1st $1200.00 cash takes
them! Contact Craig @

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

Prestigious St. Thomas
Art Gallery for Sale
Great Reputation,
Main Street Location,
with Diverse Local Artist
Please only Serious
Inquires Ph: 340.643.6363

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

Rea Es at

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

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

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737

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proxihmiLy 4 bath with panricrami viLew crLTry foy
resort. 23 over Greal Cruz Bay to St. Create Roa
uncovered 'I'Thmais & T4n1htch Cjfy. Poo]. floors,
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NBAR TOWN A newly constructed villa with two separate 2BR/2BA units & pool. T1,999,999.
Do voopcr Unit1 GRANDE BAY luxury DEAL OF THE WEEK1
Now Avajilal.l eahtronl devel. Walk Io This 2BR. 1.5BA unil is
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unils starting at 1875,000. Ray. Amazirg surinet wdaL
And. (2) 1br 2ba wnils views, oversized veranda
rLiiirs at s1,l10,000- dind hugc pool, S$49,000.
GRANDE BAY Assignmcnitn o rC (.oIIr slri_. inj'g l, 839,100, Pcntlhusc unit tor $875,000.
WHY RENT Sunicl Ridge 2 neiw Ibr. Iba units w? huge water views. $279,000 & $299,000.
SIRENUSA I.uxury Condo d 'el- ii nearly Lomp1lie. 2. 3 & 4RFt nail. & haeir at 1I ,tb10,00.$
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ON TOP OF THE WORLDI ,he highest pciirt on MsnrCy Peak. Amazing 360 views. $1,59%,O00.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building ICL WiLh irncomparable north shore view ........ $2,5100,00l.
EMMAUS A gr&ea I& L at a great priLe with huge Cural Bay har-hor View -.......N l W juS 5175,00.
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PASTORY beautiful walker views from this cleared lot close to town.................. Only 215,O000.
PRIVATEER BAY lot Welkg paLh in heach $475,000 or add adj. walerfrriL bhiah at $1 ,250,000
REDUCED oversixed Ia1 ini .orit] Ily near proposed nmriTin project ...-.......-. JUST $3 lOOO.
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUN[TY expired plans & permits for ] 5 unit condo proj... $2,750,000.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island views from Josl and Sandy Cay to Lcduck ............l429,000
FREEMANS GROUND -Lrge sub-divida bI 1.73 0 Ic. Ic, wit h great water views ..-.. S449.999.
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* "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
tradewind 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 over-
looking Cruz Bay feature rolling
hills, knoll tops and sunset views
over St. Thomas.
5.11 Acres $4.5 Million or
9.45 Acres $6.2 Million

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

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

"Adeste" A beautiful new vacation rental home with great dual bay
views to East End, Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay & Bordeaux Mountain.
Tradewind breezes and spectacular sunrises enhance this beautifully
built mission style home. Features include extensive covered decks
on all levels, 3 private bedrooms with marble tile baths, lower level
access to a fully equipped owner/caretaker/fourth bedroom apart-
ment, & a large pool with an inviting deck. Adested is a successful
short term rental but equally suited to be a family homewith an income
producing apartment. $1.995M

"The Castle" is a one-of-a-kind property
with a startling vista that few homes can
match. A secluded enclave bordering
National Park lands, this villa was lovingly
hand-built by the designer over eight
years. Since it's completion in 1995 this
treasure has become a popular rental.
Words nor pictures can describe the
other-worldly feeling of romance, spirit
and magic that is St. John's little castle.
"Sunset Pointe"- Enjoy beautiful
sunset views from this breezy
mountaintop location easily
accessed by paved public road
in Estate Glucksberg. The main
home is masonry with stone
accents featuring two bedroom
suites, central living and kitchen
area and dipping pool. Sepa-
rate one-bedroom cottage of
mixed construction offers flex-
ibility in form of caretaker's
quarters or added rental space. $1,495,000

Glucksberg 2br/lba
home. Front and rear decks, ce-
ramic 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.
Reduced to $295,000

GRUNWALD Starter cottage, move right in!
Call for details. $209,000

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

Premium Cruz Bay condo $698,000

St. John Properties is the only St. John real estate agency
with an office on St. Croix. Long-time St. John resident
Vicky Pedersen is the St. John Properties representative
on St. Croix. Her enthusiasmfor both St. John and
St. Croix is contagious and her knowledge of both
islands is extensive. Call Vicky at 626-8220

and St. Thomas.

THOMAS, VI. Nicely furnished charming 2
+ 2 upper unit with golf course and water
views, Loft ceiling, large deck off living
room. Enclosed deck off 2nd bedroom for
additional living space (home office,
workout room, etc.) $350,000
"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne
designed condos under construction in -
Cruz Bay. Two, three and four bedrooms
available, A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach
and town. Water views, high quality
appliances. These will be some of the
most spacious condos on St. John. Only
20% down. Completion scheduled for mid
2008. Special pre-construction prices:
$825,000 to $1.6M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunity! Only 5 out of 10
equal ownership shares are left for Mango's Unit 3 ground floor with 4
bedrooms Only $150,000 per share. Contact Islandia for details.
S"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in
prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views over north
shore to Jost Van Dyke. This parcel is not part of Peter
Bay subdivision therefore no membership dues, assess-
ments, covenants or restrictions can be levied. However,
owner retains right to use entrance to Peter Bay
subdivision (upper Peter Bay road) to access this parcel. $2.3M
[ "Maho Bay" Rare opportunity to own 13.8 acres with over
850 feet of shoreline consisting mostly of white sandy beach
(Little Maho), located within the confines of the Virgin Islands
S National Park on St. John's pristine north shore. Currently
used as the Maho Bay Campground. Ideal for resort use,
residential development or private compound. $32M
AND MUCH MORE This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through Islandia Real
Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and price on the island of
St. John. Feel free to visit our website at www.islandiarealestate.com or call
and speak with one of our full-time, professional agents at: (340) 776-666.
We will be happy to help you find the perfect property to fulfill your needs and
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LESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in upscale Pt.Rendezvous. 180 sea views, spacious great
room,dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath suites. Infinity edge pool w/spa. Excellent rental
income. SELLERS WANT OFFER! $2,950,000. Virtual tour available at: www.americanparadise.com
NEW IN UPPER CAROLINA! Expansive Coral Bay MERRYHAVEN is a 3 bdrm, 3 bath Bordeaux home
harbor and beyond views. Live in the comfortable well featuring tile floors, cozy furniture, hardwood doors,
built lower apartment while adding second unit above spacious closets, and private outdoor galleries. Enjoy
and/or completing the planned 3000 sq. ft. 4 bedroom/4 expansive views over the lush Carolina Valley to Virgin
bath pool villa in this ideal vacation villa location. Expired Gorda. $1,100,000
plans available. .5 acre $425,000 BAREFOOT Newly constructed 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in at guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood with
the end of the road for added privacy. Walking distance paved roads, expansive Sunrise water views of BVI,
to Coral Bay. Currently configured as two separate rental Leduck, Flanagan & beyond and steady gentle breezes,
units. Solar water heater, bedrooms wired for AC, .5 acre with room for expansion of main house & pool.
organic garden, washer/dryer. Room to add. Approved Lower level has plumbing roughed in. $1,150,000
buildings plans available for additional home. $749,000 CVISTA is a magnificent open air villa overlooking the
REDUCED $100K! Bordering greenbelt, this tastfeully alluring turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay. Situated in
crafted Fish Bay home features beautiful stone and prestigious Klein Bay and featuring all amenities
hardwood accents, vaulted ceilings & large living/dining including gourmet kitchen, and tasteful furnishings,
area & 3rd bdroom on lower level along with a lower level custom mahogany doors & windows, entertainment
apt. Water views of Fish Bay. Private location. $550,000. room, outdoor bar and a/c in all bedrooms. This stunning
MYSTIC RIDGE perched high on a mountain ridge residence exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
offers dramatic, "down-island" views. This 4BR/4.5BA CHOCO CRUZ is a very successful three bedroom
luxury villa has an impressive split level great room vacation villa situated on Maria Bluff offering stunning
featuring a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining area & South Shore views. Set on a prime lot and featuring one
complete entertainment center. Magnificent seclusion bedroom on the main level and two bedrooms set off of
can be yours as you lounge by the large pool or hot tub. the lower pool level. Plenty of room to build additional
$2,795,000 guest bedrooms and/or a master suite. $2,595,000
ENIGHED JUST REDUCED TO $659,000 Lots of ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of beautiful
opportunity for this nearly flat town lot overlooking Turner Hart Bay. Walk to Hart Bay or Chocolate Hole Beach.
Bay and zoned R-4. Currently configured as two units for Newly remodeled offering 4 bdrms with ensuite baths
a total of four bedrooms and two baths. Out buildings and elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre. Spacious
allow for ample storage and/or additional living space. kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel
Motivated seller. Masonry home with lots of potential! appliances that opens to living room and pool deck.
GARDEN BY THE SEA Bed and Breakfast is a quaint Multi-level floor plan offers privacy. REDUCED TO
Caribbean home with West Indian gingerbread $1,700,000. SELLERS ARE MOTIVATED.
architecture and island style furnishings. Live in the BEACH FRONT! "Sunset Beach" is a fabulous
spacious newly renovated owners apartment while beachfront villa set at the water's edge on Dever's Bay
renting the 3 income producing a/c units. There is room that is luxuriously appointed and tastefully decorated
for expansion to a maximum of 12 units as per the R-4 with antique reproductions.The impressive "great room",
zoning. Outstanding rental history and just a short walk opens on to a comfortable verandah and the 4 elegant
to Cruz Bay Town as well as Frank and Turner Bays. bdrms feature antique four poster beds. The beach is at
$1,800,000. your doorstep. $3,750,000
views from either of these downhill builds. A .5 acre SITE ON MARIA BLUFF IN GREAT CRUZ BAY! Enjoy
with downhill & uphill access for $375,000 or a .78 acre spectacular sunsets, the lights of St. Thomas, and 180
parcel for $499,000 degree views stretching from St. Croix to Mingo. 1.03
ESTATE RENDEZVOUS! Stunning views of the acres $2,250,000
turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay from this .50 acre PETER BAY Deeded white sandy beach access and
site. Excellent location in great neighborhood! $475,000 gated community with paved roads and underground
GRUNWALD Many parcels to choose from. Two utilities. A .5 acre in Lower Peter Bay for $3,700,000.,
adjacent parcels, nicely wooded for $190,000 each. .50 acre in Upper Peter Bay for $2,900,000 and
.27 acre parcel with expansive Pillsbury Sound views includes preliminary drawings for 6 bdrm/6 1/2 bath
$199,000. .25 acres with South shore water views, pool villa.
cistern, slab and storage is place. Ready for 2nd floor ESTATE CONCORDIA Large .81 acre parcel, easy
walls. $379,000 build, good ocean views, and breezes. close to NPS
PASTORY Westerly views overlooking Pillsbury beaches. $550,000
Sound, .34 acre property w/cistern and living CATHERINEBERG! Breathtaking, pristine North
accommodations. $450,000 Shore views of Cinnamon Bay, Tortola, Jost and the
WATERFRONT LAND with spectacular year round Caribbean Sea; within National Park boundaries;
sunsets! Oversized downhill building site with gentle excavated with driveway. 1.14 acre for $2,250,000.
slope. Views from St. Croix to Thatch Cay. 0.71 acres, ESTATE CAROLINA
NEWLY PAVED ESTATE BETHANY Enjoy breezes, Upper Carolina .5 ac, expansive water views....$199,000
privacy, lush vegetation & water views of the South Upper Carolina middle tier great views.51 ac ...$385,000
Shore. Three .25 acre lots ranging from $170,000 Upper Carolina w/driveway adj. lot avail. 5 ac...$450,000
$215,000 Expansive Views, dual building sites, .75 ac.....$459,900
DREEKET'S BAY .762 acre parcel directly above a Mill Vista, small apartment w/plans .52 ac.......$499,000
pristine, sandy common beach (deeded access). Ajax Peak, Stunning STT Views .504 ac...........$540,000
Outstanding views of the BVIs and great snorkeling. Upper Carolina, two lots 1.00 ac w/ driveway...$895,000
Driveway cut. $595,000!CO
LAVENDER HILL! Fabulous unit in excellent condition on middle level; stunning views of Pillsbury Sound to
STT, wrap around decks, new kitchen & a/c. Newly redecorated and strong rental program $875,000
available in this one of a kind complex. Excellent rental program, ocean and harbor views, tastefully appointed
and fully air-conditioned. $980,000 and $1,275,000.
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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GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa

with exceptional craftsmanship throughout. four

bedrooms / four baths, infinity pool, exquisite fur-

nishings, multi patios/decks, lush gardens, terrific

Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate features tennis
court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 7 bedrooms 7.5 baths, on 1 acre.
Impressive rental history, awesome views, walkto 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, walkto 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 nn oom
/one I tiful
mah ereporch, brick entry,
and terrific views of Fish Bay and beyond. $599,000.
WATERFRONT WI DOCK Poured concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home on a flat 3% acre site adjacent to Natl Park. Enjoy all wa-
tersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the secluded
shoreline. Priced below appraised value at $1,385,000.
RENDEZVOUS VILLA in prestigious Boatman Poin. Im-
mac ated
swim --im i T, e oCeiient roorplan,
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 r' tfor
boat -u, e 0ioors,
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.
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 harbor views
& 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

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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, pocket" "CONTENTMENT" Fabulous
enshas amazing north shore views, b e a c h. custom 8,000 sq. ft. villa close
extensive total privacy!1+ lushacre (fruittrees CATHERINEERG (5X5) Adjacent 4 to Cruz Bay, 6 bdrms, 6.5 baths, BEACHFRONT 4X4) "HARBOUR
stone work, exotic African & exotic orchids), stone showers, "CINNAMON RIDGE" 1+ private acres also designer detail and furnishings VIEW" new 1 ac. estate on Great
slate floors, custom mahogany fireplace, brick pool terrace, new acre, borders National Park; available. throughout!!! Spectacular views Cruz Bay harbor. Boat & swim at
cabinetry. Walk to beach & dinghy kitchen,4A/C BRs, gated w/carport. stunning north shore views, pool $4,995,000. of Pillsbury Sound & 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!

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BORDEAUX MTN. "VILLA SIBELLA" Beautiful new 5 bedroom villa NEW CONSTRUCTION CHOCOLATE "SAGO COTTAGE", adorable Caribbean style
(5x4) STUNNING in Virgin Grand Estates! Spacious rooms with HOLE totally charming, 2x2 with private masonry cottage with wonderful down island
VIEWS! Charming, top of the line amenities. Views, pool, privacy! gated courtyard, large pool, planters & views and great rental history. $1,100,000.
gated .5 ac. estate; $2,200,000. columns, arched doors and windows, island "CASA NITA" 3 bed/3 bath St. Quacco villa
spa, fireplace, "VILLA FAR NIENTE", stone showers, a/c, hi tech kitchen, etc. with spacious & light rooms, big views to BVI.
poolside kitchen, New construction $1,495,000. $1,050,000.
ultimatee privacy. in prestigious Point "WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGES"; super privacy TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT
Rendezvous is ready highlights these two charming masonry cottages. HILL Delightful 3 bedroom income producing
RENDEZVOUS BAY (5x5) "VISTAERO" for you to customize. Hot tubs, bricked courtyards and wonderful decor masonry home with pool and privacy. Beautiful
breathtaking views, huge pool & spa, fabulous Great views and make this a very special offering. $1,400,000. water views to St. Thomas! Extensive exotic
villa or residence! $3,000,000 Price reduced! artistic landscaping. "SEAVIEW" vacation landscaping. TRADE or $999,000.
WATERFRONT $2,100,000. villa. Charming 4 COLORFUL FISH BAY RETREAT! Immaculate 3
(3x3) "LA DOLCEat "SEACAY VILLA", pool villa has unobstructed, bdrm, masonry bedroom / 3 bath home, borders National Park,
VITA" with boat panoramicocean viewsand good shortterm rental home in excellent views of Fish Bay & Ditleff Pt. $795,000.
mooring. 376 ft. history. Short drive to Cruz Bay. $1,995,000. condition with large
shoreline. W-1 U PPER pool in convenient INCREDIBLE FISH BAY VALUE! 4 bed/2 bath
zoning allows CAROLINA:Chocolate Hole. home with huge panoramic views and quiet
commercial uses CAROLINA location. $750,000.
$2,995,000. 3 bdrm, 3.5 $1,395,000. location. $750,000.
R E A T bath villa has UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR "SANCTUARYGARDEN"Serenewell-builthome
^ '*B I^B EXPECTATIONS" spectacular 3.5 BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate wth 2 units, lovely pool, gardens & expansive
(7x71/2) 1 ac., Coral Bay entry, large room for addl. BR, excellent rental decks in this quiet, private location. PRICE
tennis, 2 homes views from potential. $1,390,000.
pools, spas, walk to this custom "SEABISCUIT" "CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" Two bedroom
beaches. Impressive 3 level home. (2x2) Caribbean family home plus separate studio rental
rental. $2,495,000. Main level has style, masonry, downstairs. View to Tortola. $415,000.
"POINCIANA" 1.24 acres beachfront on Hart spacious great room and front porch. Interior panoramic OWN A
Sach use th sa, views ad staircase goes to 2 master suites & a lower level views, pool & hot OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom
By. b b h w s studio suite below. $1,500,000. tub. Immaculate, luxury home. Magnificent views and sunsets
breezes. $2,495,000. E COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA bov Cal from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/
CHOCOLATE HOLE NORTH (5x5) "SOLARIS" views with awesome sunsets and aoe or waterfalls and spas, deeded home ownerships
Spectacular views of 5 bays. 60' lap pool, impressive views with awesome sunsets and St. H a r b o u r. waterfalls and spas, deeded home ownerships
courtyard, and great amenities. $2,400,000. Thomas lights. Caribbean style. $1,499,999. $1,150,000. from | 79,000.

Exclusively Listed Land

Dreekets Bay Estates, 2.5 acres, beachfront, BVI views, breezes, quality roads $2,500,000
Boatman Point, .70 acre, 175 ft of east facing shoreline. $1,575,000
Lovango Cay, A Slice of Heaven, .75 acre $899,000
Lovango Cay, waterfront parcel, .65 acre $635,000
Upper Carolina, .5 acre, Sunrise, Coral Bay Harbor views $495,000
Sugar Apple West, .5 acre, waterviews, easy build $349,900
Bordeaux Mountain BVI view, down hill build 0.537 acre. $345,000
Bordeaux Mtn, water views, .5 ac downhill build $239,000
Lower Bordeaux Mt, .27 acre, approved plans & cistern $208,000
Bonus Villa Use, Seagrape Hill, dual water view, 0.387 acre $177,500
ENDLESS VIEWS ACROSS THE WATERS from these three premiere lots in Upper Peter Bay.
This gated community is in the midst of Nat'l Park land, beaches & deeded beach access.
At_ subdivision with 7 large parcels, paved road,
stone walls & underground utilities; above
Rendezvous Bay. $1,000,000 to 1,400,000.

Round Bay to Coral Harbor; moderately
sloped; deeded access to homeowners'
waterfront lot. $695,000.

in the original Hansen Bay subdivision,
Dreekets Bay and Privateer Bay, with pristine
views & lovely beaches listed from $285,000
- $900,000.
parcels in new subdivision offer exciting views
and adjacent to National Park. Underground
utility access and paved roads. From .5 .91
acre, $299,000- $795,000.

Gated community featuring
underground utilities, paved
roads, & gorgeous sweeping
views. Five fabulous lots ranging
from $469,000 to $785,000.
FINANCING is a very private "BOATMAN POINT" Wonderful
residential communityjust minutes Waterfront lot, 1.2 acres.
from Cruz Bay with beautiful water Community beach, underground
views to St. Thomas. The gentle utilities, paved roads. Primesouth
grade and easy access make shore property. $1,875,000.
these 3 parcels very desirable,
easily buildable homesites. Total 1.78 acres for $700,000.
"ESTATE CONCORDIA PRESERVE"- Premier location, with extraordinary
water views, some border National Park -some are waterfront! From .78
acre to 3 acres. 7 parcels priced from $550,000.
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" boasts spectacular BVI views, quality
paved roads, undergrnd.
utilities, stone wall & planters,
common beach. Just 8 minutes
from Coral Bay. 12 parcels
priced from $450,000.
breezes and delightful south
shore views! Two parcels just
over a half acre each. $399,000.
FISH BAY-Two Great parcels "CALABASH BOOM" .4 acre
- one with improvements & parcel adjacent to Sago Cottage.
active plans and one with great Great views, private. Topo map
views & end of road privacy, available. $550,000.
$375,000 $385,000.

Condos &e Timeshares

EXCEPTIONAL PASTORY- 1 bedrm condo, great
views, close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turn
key. $529,000.
"RAINBOW'S END" Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrms,
poolside, close to town. Priced to Sell! $625,000.
Condos under construction, overlooking Cruz
Bay Harbor. Walk to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm
upper & 1-lower) ea. w/ deck/patio, walk to town
$1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000.
CONDOMINIUM. Own a week, a month or more
and enjoy all the Westin amenities! Inventory
avail in many unit sizes year round. Great trade
& rental options. Timeshares start at $11,500.

Development Opportunity

(I2x2) .58 ac. R-4 & W-1
zoning allows multifamily
dwellings & commercial
uses. Spectacular views.
Walk to beach & town.

32 St. John Tradewinds, May 5-11, 2008

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