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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: May 12, 2008
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands


Affidavit Names New Suspect in Cockayne Murder- Page 3

Burglary Task
Force To Curb
4 bCrime Spree
Page 9
4,a New Post Office
Site Still Needs
Zone Change
SPage 5
Constitutional
Convention Sets
Two Hearings
on St. John
Page 6
Monsanto Named
Photos by Dr. Caroline S. Rogers Del. Christensen's
New Island Aide
Kestrels Killing Time at Lind Point Page 4
U.S. Geological Survey Marine Ecologist Dr. Caroline S. Rogers recently captured these two kestrels, known Audience
locally as killy-killy, perched outside her office window at Lind Point. Rogers even observed one of the birds, Audience W ill
known in the states as sparrow hawks, enjoying a lizard snack. The female kestrel, above left, is a bit bigger than Decide W inners
the male, above right, and has black spots on a light breast. In addition to lizards, kestrels eat mice.
"We spend so much time talking about things that are endangered, but these birds are still quite common and at Wagapalooza
doing well," said Rogers.
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2 St. John Tradewinds, May 12-18, 2008


Lorelei Monsanto To Head Delegate to


Congress Christensen's St. John Office


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
After nearly a year without a constituent services
representative on St. John, Virgin Islands Delegate
to Congress Donna Christensen once again has Love
City representation. The delegate last week announced
the hiring of St. Johnian Lorelei Monsanto, who will
pick up where former constituent services represen-
tative Aldria Wade, who retired last summer, left off.
After college, Monsanto got her start in the work-
ing world at a stateside insurance company, where
she handled claims as a supervisor for more than 10
years. She then moved back to St. John and has oper-
ated her own retail business ever since.
Although the world of politics is new for Monsan-
to, she believes her work history will help her, she
explained.
"It's people skills," said Monsanto. "Past experi-
ence will definitely help."
Monsanto's hiring as constituent services represen-
tative came a little more than a week after she jumped
into the world of politics by traveling to Washington,
D.C. to testify on behalf of One Campus at an April
23 hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on National
Parks. Monsanto testified in favor of Christensen's
bill, HR 53, to allow for the leasing of V.I. National
Park land for a school on St. John.
The constituent services representative's first day
was Monday, May 5 a day she spent cleaning out
her new office.
Reaching Out to Community
As constituent services representative, Monsanto
will work to ensure the concerns of Love City resi-
dents are forwarded to Christensen, she explained.
"I'll reach out to the community and see what their
needs are," she said. "I'll direct information back to
the delegate and keep people advised of what's going
on in reference to Congress and our needs."


Lorelei Monsanto is ready to to assist St.
John residents at the Cruz Bay Legislature
building.

While Monsanto plans to ease slowly into her new
position, she already knows what her first goal will be
- to let the public know about Christensen's work.
"I'm taking baby steps because it's a brand new
position for me," said Monsanto. "I plan to let the
people know what the delegate to congress does and
how we can utilize her services to get our needs met.
First and foremost, I'll be educating the public about
what she does."
Monsanto will be in the delegate's office, located
at the St. John Legislature building, Mondays and
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. To contact her, call 776-1212.


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As the 2008 hurricane season approaches, Love
City's head of emergency management has been sus-
pended for 30 days.
Government officials suspended long-time V.I.
Territorial Emergency Management Agency St. John
deputy director Alvis Christian last month for "ac-
tions" and "unacceptable demeanor."
VITEMA officials would not elaborate on what
caused the reported 30-day suspension.

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"That is a personnel move made by the govern-
ment of the Virgin Islands and I can't comment on
that," said VITEMA's acting state director Steve Par-
ris. "We made sure that there is someone on St. John
taking care of things over there. Mr. Christian is sup-
posed to be back by hurricane season."
Former communications operations manager at the
agency, George Lewis, has taken over the top posi-
tion in Christian's absence. Christian is due back at
VITEMA's Susannaberg headquarters at the end of
May.


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St. John Tradewinds
All three of the island's yacht
clubs are collaborating once
again for the ninth annual Com-
modore's Cup on Saturday,
May 17.
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, CSA and PHRF.
The winner of each class will
go head to head on small la-
ser 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 motor donated by Off-
shore Marine. Raffle tickets are
available from St. John Kids
And The Sea participants and
St. John Hardware. All pro-
ceeds will benefit the St. John
KATS program.
Entry forms are available at
both Connections locations. For
more information call Robbie
Hoyt, 690-7979 or Jim Swan,
693-8780.


SJSA Recital, Raffle Drawing Is May 18
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John School of the Arts' music recital has been resched-
uled for Sunday, May 18, at 2 p.m. at the school, which also chang-
es the raffle drawing. The dance recital will be the same day at 5
p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom.

Power Swim Practice Is Swim May 18
St. John Tradewinds
Get ready for the Friends of the V.I. National Park's annual
Beach to Beach Power Swim on May 25 at the final practice swim,
which is set 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.

Montessori Parent Group Forming
St. John Tradewinds
A parent interest group is forming for a Montessori preschool in
Coral Bay for children ages 2 years and nine months to 6 years old.
For more information, contact Amelia Jones at 642-7638.

CZM Hearing Scheduled for May 21


St. John Tradewinds
The St. John CZM Commit-
tee will meet Wednesday, May
21, at 1 p.m. at the 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 ex-
isting retail building located at
parcel no. 13, Estate Carolina,


No. 1 Coral Bay Quarter, St.
John, Virgin Islands.
Request for modification
of CZM Permit No. CZJ-54-
87(L), Caneel Bay Resort, to
replace the existing RO build-
ing and entry building with new
stone and wood frame within
the same footprint, and expan-
sion of an existing manager's
house to add a bedroom and a
pool.


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.


Ninth Annual Commodore's Cup

Scheduled for May 17


VITEMAs Deputy Director Alvis Christian

Suspended for "Unacceptable Demeanor"








St. John Tradewinds, May 12-18, 2008 3



Affidavit Names New Suspect in Cockayne Murder Case


By Jaime Elliott
and Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
The attorney for one of two men
charged in the June 2007, murder
of a Pennsylvania man in Cruz
Bay has submitted a sworn affi-
davit from a man who claims "his
girlfriend's cousin" admitted to the
attack and asked for a ride from
the scene.
Accused murderer Kamal
Thomas's defense counsel will file
the sworn statement in V.I. Superi-
or Court from a witness alleging a
man named Jahleel Ward attacked
21-year-old James Cockayne of
Pennsylvania during the early
morning hours of June 19, 2007.
"Defendant shall offer testimony
tending to expose Jahleel Ward to
criminal liability for the homicide
charged in this case and exculpat-
ing Defendant (Thomas) of that
homicide," according to the pre-
trial memorandum sent to the VI.
Department of Justice which was
to be filed with the V.I. Superior
Court on Monday, May 12.
St. Croix Attorney Michael
A. Joseph also sought informa-
tion from the government on the
"whereabouts of Jahleel Ward al-
legedly sent away by the People
because of involvement in an un-


related case."
Atty. Joseph first announced
the existence of a new witness at
a pre-trial conference in late April.
The attorney could not be reached
for comment on the memorandum
or sworn affidavit from Glanville
Frazer, Jr. which was dated Octo-
ber 11, 2007.
A copy of the affidavit provided
to St. John Tradewinds includes
details about how the alleged killer
fled the scene of the crime and lat-
er threatened to "kill" anyone who
said anything about his role in the
fatal attack.
Awakened for Ride
Glanville Frazer Jr., said he
drove the man he knew as his girl-
friend's cousin Jahleel to a house in
Pastory after he and his girlfriend
were awakened by banging on his
door at 3AE Enighed, within sight
of the scene of the fatal attack.
"When I opened the door, I saw
Jahleel at the door," Frazer said in
the sworn affidavit. "He did not
have on a shirt and he had small
spots of blood on his pants."
"He said 'Shark, Shark can you
give me a ride home please, I just
f*** up a white boy'," Frazer's
affidavit continued. "Jahleel then
repeated 'Please give me a ride
home.' I knew him to be my girl-


Anselmo
Boston


friend's cousin, and
him rides before, sc
problem to give him
The pretrial mem
Atty. Joseph also
other people who w
ibi witnesses for Th(
"Alexander Cam
Melanson will test
were at Hawks Ne
Defendant and three
who were visiting
Westin Hotel, during
time James Cockayi
the pretrial memorai
In addition, a third
Jackson, will testify
Ward admit to killi
according to Joseph
Thomas, an 18-y
gia native, and Anse
31-year-old St. Croi
arrested last summ
ayne's family broug


attention to the murder.
Both men were charged with
first-degree murder, first-degree
assault, and using a dangerous
weapon during the commission of
a crime of violence. Thomas was
also charged with witness intimi-
Kamal dation relating to an incident in
Thomas Cruz Bay before his arrest.
Still Under House Arrest
The two men remain under
we have given house arrest and terms of their bail
o it was not a should remain the same until the
a ride." case goes to trial in early October
orandum from before V.I. Superior Court Judge
identified two Brenda Hollar.
'ill provide al- VI. Police Department officials
omas. are investigating the new informa-
eron; Jeremy tion, explained V.I. Attorney Gen-
ify that they eral Vincent Frazer.
st Beach with "There have been allegations of
girls as dates, there being a new witness that the
guests at the defense has raised," said Attorney
g the period of General Frazer. "We are investi-
ne was killed," gating."
ndum said. Justice Department officials
person, Jamal still believe Boston and Thomas
that he heard killed Cockayne, but have opened
ng Cockayne, an investigation into the existence
's filing, of a possible third accomplice, ex-
ear-old Geor- plained Attorney General Frazer.
:lmo Boston, a "This new person who is men-
x native, were tioned as a witness may just point
er after Cock- to another person who may have
,ht U.S. media been involved," the Attorney Gen-


eral Frazer said. "There may be a
third person and we are follow-
ing that lead. We are keeping the
same charges against the same two
men.
"We don't have any reason to
change our position on that right
now," he added. "We're still mov-
ing forward. We believe that we
have the right persons."
At the time of the murder, Coc-
kayne had been on St. John for a
month while he awaited paper-
work from the British Virgin Is-
lands for employment at the Bitter
End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda.
Cockayne was set to be a sailing
instructor at the yacht club.
On the evening of June 18, just
hours before he was stabbed to
death in front of the Fashion Pal-
ace, Cockayne got into a confron-
tation with Boston and Thomas at
the Front Yard Bar, according to
V.I. Police Department affidavits.
Boston allegedly broke a pool
stick over Cockayne's head be-
fore he and Thomas followed the
young Pennsylvania man up the
street and fatally stabbed him, ac-
cording to police affidavits.
It remained unclear how the
new information fits into Justice
Department officials' scenario of
events the night of the murder.


Nancy Lewis Aims To Give Released Inmates Second Chance


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While loud voices are often
raised for the need to arrest and
prosecute criminals in the territory,
one woman is speaking out for the
criminals once they are in custody
and after they are released.
Nancy P. Lewis, owner of NPL
Communications Inc., recently
started a non-profit agency called
Second Chance dedicated to ad-
dressing the issues which put fel-
ons behind bars in the first place.
The victims of domestic vio-
lence advocate launched a weekly
class at the St. Thomas correction-
al facility to help felons deal with
anger management and conflict
resolution issues.
After only two months, the posi-
tive impacts from the class are ob-
vious, Lewis explained.
"There is less confrontation in
the jail and less inmates are having
to be in lockdown because of this
program," Lewis said. "I've got-
ten letters from inmates who take
the class about how much this has
changed their lives. The impact


"Statistics show that men who get out of jail,
get back with their old crowd... These transi-
tional homes work. These people need help
getting back into the mainstream."
Nancy Lewis


Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Nancy Lewis

this class has had on their way of
thinking makes me want to cry."
Lewis is now preparing to take
Second Chance one step further by
opening transitional housing for
felons once they are released from
jail.
No Outreach Programs
"Nothing exists for these people
once they get out of jail as far as
helping them get back into the
mainstream," said Lewis.
Helping felons re-enter society
after they have paid their dues


will help reconnect families and
end cycles of violence, explained
Lewis.
"This is the missing piece," she
said. "When these inmates get
out of prison there is nothing that
helps them get back together with
their families. To be able to com-
plete the household, these men
need to be able to go back to their
families."
Inmates too often end up back in
jail after they are released, Lewis
explained.
"Statistics show that men who
get out of jail, get back with their
old crowd, back into illegal activ-
ity and end up right back in jail,"
she said. "These transitional homes
work. These people need help get-
ting back into the mainstream."


Lewis is currently trying to se-
cure a building for the transitional
home on St. Thomas as well as
office supplies and furniture. The
victims advocate sees similar
homes opening on St. John and
St. Croix in the future as Second
Chance progresses.
Looking for Space, Supplies
In the meantime, she has been
working in conjunction with St.
John Community Crisis Center
director Shelley Williams, Family
Resource Center director Sandra
Benjamin on St. Thomas and the
director of St. Croix's Domes-
tic Violence and Sexual Assault
Council.
"I want to personally thank all
of these women for their support
and kindness," said Lewis.


To donate to Second Chance, or
for more information, call Lewis
at 340-998-5947.


INDEX
Business Directory .............23
Church Schedules ............24
Classified Ads ...............26-27
Crossword Puzzler .............24
Ferry Schedules .................24
Historical Bits & Pieces ......15
Horoscopes.................... 25
Letters ...........................18-19
O bituaries ...........................18
Paws for a Moment ............16
Police Log ................. .... 25
Real Estate ................. 27-31
Rhythm & Views ................12
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St. John Tradewinds
Capturing Mr. Reginald Callwood
Carol Beckowitz' article about Mr. Reggie Call-
wood captured his personality and accomplish-
ments with style! His mother and step-father,
lanthe and Alex Daniels, ran "Daniel's," one of
two or three locally-owned restaurants on the is-
land. The food and service were tops and compet-
ed with Eric's Hilltop in the 60s.
Music runs in the family for sure Lynell and
Lemmie were among the best tenor players in Steel
Unlimited I and II, Tony was a top bass with Orvil-
la Brown, Lybia and
Luella have beauti-
ful voices (with Car-
lie Powell's bands).
I shall never forget
Lemmie, at 11 years
old, sitting next to me
on his first plane trip
to Miami. I think he
recited a few prayers
on his way.
Ideal Man Defined
I certainly agree
with Dr. Gilbert
Sprauve's definition
of the St. Johnian
man. Here are the
three men who pos-
sessed the necessary
traits:
A man who can do N
things that was Neptune
Mr. Frank Powell Sr.
- we still use the large wooden stage that he built
for the steel bands (Slimman now stores them). He
created so many private homes I think of him
each time I pass his mother's house across from
the sewage plant, now beautifully landscaped, and
much improved from being the island's dump!
Deep blue must have been his favorite color -
look at his own houses across from the big water
storage plant.
Mr. Neptune Richards purchased Susannaberg
Plantation, keeping it in perfect condition, raising
livestock and passing it all on to his heirs. I'll nev-
er forget seeing the area for the first time in 1960.
Somehow it reminded me of the rolling hills of
France. When Mr. Neptune rode by on his donkey
(always side-saddle), you knew that he was a prod-
uct of the very early days of St. John he was a
strong, hard-working farmer.
Senator Theovald "Mooie" Moorehead was one
of the first political leaders who cared deeply for
the island and its progress. He was an important
part of the St. John Corporation, creator of the fer-
ry service and weekly island tours.
These three men were blessed with all of the ba-
sic physical and creative qualities that added up to
the "ideal St. Johnian."
Creation of the National Park


Senator Julius E. Sprauve Sr. predicted the even-
tual growth of the island as he arranged sales of
property that have become the V.I. National Park.
Some islanders don't like the park, but it certainly
is better than being overrun by a hotel or two on
every beach and hillside. I feel sure that the remov-
al of Sprauve School from Cruz Bay will happen
soon and other properties adjacent to the National
Park will be preserved so that the island will re-
main one of the last truly appealing destinations in
the Caribbean. These mammoth condos and "de-
velopments" do not belong on St. John.
It is refreshing to
see younger men and
women stepping for-
ward to fill the shoes
of our pioneers who
have passed on. En-
trepreneurs are run-
ning their own busi-
nesses with success
in spite of competi-
tion from heavily-
financed newcomers.
Delbert Parsons'
condos at the Pond
Mouth are rising rap-
idly, Curtis Penn has
built two attractive
rental cottages that
are constantly in de-
Photo Courtesy of Sis Frank mand. The Williams
Richards family runs a much-
needed gas station
with their usual good
humor and expertise.
Now, if the powers that be would keep over-
development under control, we could grow at a
decent pace.
Hank Slodden is Wearing a Halo
As of today, everything is out of our EIS Library,
thanks to the kindness of Hank! I believe that he
has supplied 13 of his Storage on Site trailers to
hold books, supplies and computers while the reno-
vations are being completed. Rena and Carol even
have air conditioning in the main one. Volunteers
carried hundreds of items out of the building. We
are indebted to Hank and these dedicated helpers!
Arms and leg muscles must be aching!
Cid Hamling's Mother Passes
Our love and deepest sympathy to Cid on the
loss of her remarkable and much-loved mother.
Cid came by her desire to help others from her
mother who spent her life caring for her family and
her community. Betty Jane Hamling is now one of
the brightest stars in the sky.
Century Plants Are in Bloom
Those wonderful "Christmas trees" are begin-
ning to add their bright yellow to our spring land-
scape. I'd like to imagine that they each celebrate
the life of a friend or family member who has
passed on this year. We have lost so many.


Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank


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St. John Tradewinds, May 12-18, 2008 5


Delegate to Congress Addresses

Virgin Islands Mail Issues


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen last week invited
U.S. Postal Service Inspector
General David Williams to in-
vestigate mail problems in the
territory after more than five
years of wrangling with Virgin
Islands postal service issues.
The delegate blamed the ma-
jority of the V.I.'s postal service
problems on the fact that all V.I.
mail even letters traveling
from St. Thomas to St. John, or
from Coral Bay to Cruz Bay, for
example is routed through
Puerto Rico. Inter-island mail is
handled individually approxi-
mately 13 different times before
it reaches its destination, and is
sometimes even routed through
Antigua, St. Kitts or Europe be-
fore returning to the territory,
explained Christensen.
"Mail goes to Puerto Rico by
plane, and several planes leave
per day," said the delegate to
congress during a Tuesday,
May 6, teleconference. "There's
no reason why our mail should
be delayed, even going through
Puerto Rico."
Christensen is concerned that
her constituents receive mail in
a timely manner, she added.
Outside Customs Zone
"Some of the problems are
that of the postal system, such
as whether you get bills on time
so you can pay them," said
Christensen.


Whether it is the
extraordinary length
of time it takes for
packages and pe-
riodicals to get to
customers or pack-
ages not being
delivered at all, the
situation has be-
come intolerable."
Donna Christensen,
Delegate to Congress


Other USPS issues have to do
with the FDA, which has made
shipping medications to and
from the territory a difficult pro-
cess, the delegate explained.
"We were able to resolve that
issue for personal medicines,
but we still have a major issue
in trying to allow our pharma-
cies to ship overstock or dam-
aged medications back to their
suppliers," said Christensen.
"You can't send drugs from
outside, and although we're in
the country, we're outside of
the customs zone."
The U.S. Virgin Islands have
been outside the U.S. customs
zone since 1917, when the is-
lands were purchased from
Denmark. This was arranged
for the islands' economic ben-
efit, explained Christensen.
Continued on Page 22


The Estate Enighed site of the new St. John post office, above, must still be rezoned
before construction can begin.


New St. John Post Office Site Still Awaits Zoning Change


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
One year after the U.S. Postal
Service signed a lease for an Es-
tate Enighed property where a new
permanent St. John post office is to
be constructed, steps are still being
taken toward rezoning the 12,300
square foot Boynes family-owned
parcel.
The USPS signed a 10-year
lease with two five-year options
with the Boynes family on May
17, 2007. Constructing the build-
ing is the sole responsibility of the
property owner, as the USPS only
leases property for post offices.
The postal service remains opti-
mistic regarding the new St. John
post office, according to USPS
spokesperson Monica Hand.
"The postal service is ready and


willing to move forward with this
project," said Hand. "Our latest
communication with zoning offi-
cials is that they are in the process
of scheduling a public meeting to
address the zone change issues."
The USPS may be jumping the
gun, however, as the Boynes fam-
ily has not yet completed the ap-
plication process, explained De-
partment of Planning and Natural
Resources Jamal Nielsen.
"It's not in our hands," said
Nielsen. "They haven't completed
the process, therefore we can't
move on with any public hearings
until the requisite information is
submitted to our planning office."
The Boynes family is moving
forward with plans revealed at a
January 2007 public hearing, de-
signed by St. Thomas-based Trin-


ity Architectural Services, which
included a three-story building
consisting of a 6,000 square foot
first floor designated for the post
office, 12 to 15 second-story park-
ing spaces for post office custom-
ers and office space for the Boynes
family on the third floor.
"We're working with DPNR and
the Legislature to get stuff squared
away," said Boynes family spokes-
person Cheryl Boynes-Jackson.
"As soon as they get back to me,
we're ready to rock and roll."
The main zoning issue faced by
the USPS and the Boynes family
is the V.I. Code requirement that a
lot be at least 15,000 square feet
for the construction of a post office
in an R-4 zoned area. The current
Estate Enighed lot falls short by
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St. John Tradewinds
Construction of the island's newest retail center, lo-
cated across Southshore Road from the Westin Resort
and Villas, is advancing almost on schedule.
While occupancy of Greenleaf Commons, which
is slated to include a grocery store, spa and office
space, was originally rescheduled for spring 2008, the
projected date has been pushed back but only to
late summer, according to the principal of Greenleaf
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Fifth Constitutional Convention committees will host several
hearings on St. John in the coming weeks, beginning with the
Executive Branch Committee on Thursday, May 15, at 6 p.m. at
the St. John Legislature.
The Committee on Education, Youth and Culture will meet on
Tuesday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at the St. John Legislature. The St.
John Community Foundation has been invited as the committee's
special guest to attend the hearing, where the committee will an-
nounce for the first time its proposed draft language concerning
education, youth and culture.
The Committee on Preamble, Anthems, Symbols, Bill of Rights
and Human Rights, and the Committee on Health, Human Servic-
es, Public Safety and Homeland Security will also share its draft
language at the hearing. The public can familiarize themselves
with the language ahead of time at www.viconstitution.com.
The Citizen Committee will meet on Thursday, May 22, at 6
p.m.; the Executive Branch Committee will meet on Thursday,
May 29, at 6:30 p.m.; and there will be a plenary session on Tues-
day, June 3, at 6 p.m., all at the St. John Legislature.
The convention is scheduled to end its deliberations in July. Be-
cause the constitutional language is still a draft, the public has the
opportunity to comment on it for possible revision. All residents
are welcome to attend the hearings, and anyone wishing to testify
may sign up at the hearings.

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St. John Tradewinds, May 12-18, 2008 7


AARP member Louise
Philbert picks up debris
and trash outside of Our
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St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tom Oat



AARP Members Discover Safety Issues


During Pedestrian Survey on St. John


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John AARP members dis-
covered that pedestrians and traffic
don't mix well in Cruz Bay during
the AARP's annual Day of Service
on Thursday, May 8.
The territory's AARP chapters
conducted pedestrian safety sur-
veys on the Day of Service, when
thousands of AARP employees,
volunteers and members through-
out the nation performed activities
which make a meaningful differ-
ence in local communities.
St. John AARP members were
stationed Thursday morning at the
one-way road in front of the Naza-
reth Lutheran Church, the stop sign
at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Catholic Church and the post of-
fice corer in Cruz Bay, observing
pedestrians and traffic.
"People don't stop for stop signs
or slow down for crosswalks," said
St. John AARP chapter president
Beverly Biziewski.
"They do slow down but
don't stop for stop signs," add-
ed AARP member Emma Penn.
The local AARP also determined
that the "caution" sign at the end of
the one-way road in front of Naza-
reth Lutheran Church is positioned
too high.
"If a car is coming along the
waterfront, they stop," said AARP
member Carolyn Weinstock. "But
if no cars are coming, they go
through."
The one-way road in front of
Nazareth Lutheran Church seemed
to be the area of most concern, ac-
cording to AARP members, who
noted that pedestrians are walking
in the middle of the street in the
absence of adequate sidewalks.
"There's a massive abundance


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam


St. John AARP members prepare for a day of service.


of people coming off the ferry, and
nine out of 10 of them walk in the
street," said Biziewski.
Sidewalks Too Narrow
The lack of parking in Cruz Bay
also causes potential problems
for pedestrians, AARP members
explained. Cars double parked at
FirstBank often force cars at the
intersection's stop sign to stop in
the middle of the crosswalk to en-
sure it's safe for them to proceed,
Weinstock noted. The line of sight
at several covers is poor, Biziews-
ki added.
AARP members also took note
that cars stopped in the roadway
in front of Joe's Diner often force
passing traffic to drive on the side-
walk. Sidewalks are supposed
to be five feet in width, however
the sidewalks in Cruz Bay are
just three feet wide, according to
AARP members' measurements.
The local AARP chapter will
submit its findings to the V.I.'s
state AARP organization on St.
Croix, which will decide what
measures to take.
"The survey's findings will al-


low AARP to formulate an assess-
ment report which can be shared
with government officials, ulti-
mately urging consciousness of
community needs," according to
an AARP press release. "These
needs not only support an aging
population, but promote a liveable
community where parents with
strollers, children and the disabled
can safely live."
St. John Administrator Leona
Smith attended the Day of Ser-
vice debriefing to see how her
office can help. Smith can get to
work fixing signage and painting
the curb on the one-way road in
front of the Lutheran Church, she
explained. The inadequate side-
walks along that road will also be
addressed during the Frank Powell
Park renovations, Smith added.
Until these measures are taken,
AARP members warned both mo-
torists and pedestrians to be cau-
tious.
"Be more alert and look both
ways," said Biziewski. "Don't
forget we drive on the left-hand
side."


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Join the campaign to raise awareness about Asthma by getting
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Friends, family and community members packed
the St. Ursula's Senior Citizens' multi-purpose center
on Friday afternoon, May 9, to take time out to thank
mothers and mother figures at a pre-Mother's Day
recognition luncheon.
St. Ursula's Senior Citizens' center participants
honored seven members of the community who make
a difference in the lives of the island's seniors and act
like mothers to many.
The center's 23rd annual pre-Mother's Day lun-
cheon honorees included government officials, edu-
cators and active seniors who are role models among
their peers.
Shelley Williams, St. John Community Crisis Cen-
ter director; Lynelle Niles, Department of Human


St. John Tradewinds
The Future Business Leaders of America last
week announced the winners of its dinner for two
raffle. Gift certificates can be picked up at the
Julius E. Sprauve School's main office.
Below are the winners' names and correspond-
ing prizes:
Kaleaya Reddings, Westin Resort and Villas;
Evans Wallace, Morgan's Mango; A. Dawson,
Cinnamon Bay; Brian Hunter, Red Snapper; Su-


Services' executive assistant for fraud and adminis-
trative review; and Celia Jackson-Williams, human
resources manager for the Department of Planning
and Natural Resources; were honored at the luncheon.
Jackson-Williams' mother attended in her daughter's
place.
Eirleen January, a Calabash Boom Senior Citizens'
Center participant; Ruth Jurgen-Frett, a long-time
educator; Delita O'Connor, a Calabash Boom Senior
Citizens' Center participant; and Icilma Peters, a St.
Ursula's Senior Citizens' Center participant, were also
honored during the pre-Mother's Day festivities.
A group of children from the St. John Head Start
program sang a song about the importance of moth-
ers and the honorees were showered with flowers and
praise. Following the festivities, the entire crowd
shared in a delicious meal.


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Boynes, Zozo's; Eugenie Dalmida, High Tide;
Bobby and Greg, Frenchman's Reef; Mary Har-
ris, Miss Lucy's; L. Carbou, Miss Lucy's; Evelyn
Matthias, Shipwreck; Kharid Wallace, Chateau
Bordeaux; Shani Chichester, Caneel Bay; Ron-
nie Jones, La Tapa; John Williams, Lime Inn;
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St. John Burglary Task


Force Set To Curb Crime


St. John Tradewinds
VI. Police Department St. John
Deputy Chief Darren Foy an-
nounced last week that a burglary
initiative has been set in place to
curb criminal activity on the is-
land.
"The special burglary squad is
working at various times during
the day and night," Foy said.
In April, three private villas
were burglarized. The villas were
rented by visitors to the island.
"Since the initiative began there
have been no additional burglar-
ies," Foy said. "We are keeping
our eyes on persons of interest."
Police on St. John are working
in a proactive manner to eradicate
these types of crime which harm


the quality of life on St. John. Foy
reminds villa owners and managers
to assist police in protecting visi-
tors by periodically checking the
status of alarm systems and mo-
tion detectors in their rental prop-
erties and installing these safety
measures if none are present.
Additionally, the department ap-
preciates the involvement of the
community in being their eyes and
ears by reporting suspicious activ-
ity to police, explained Foy.
"We appreciate the communi-
ty's assistance in the fight against
crime; however it is counter pro-
ductive for residents to overstate
the crime situation on St. John and
post these exaggerations in nation-
ally read media outlets," Foy said.


Ruling on Property Tax Injunction May 16


St. John Tradewinds
VI. District Court Judge Curtis
Gomez is set to rule on lifting the
territory-wide property tax injunc-
tion on Friday morning, May 16.
Property taxes have been frozen
at 1998 levels since 2003 when a
federal judge ruled the V.I.'s tax
system unconstitutional.
Government officials contracted
BearingPoint to conduct com-
mercial and residential property
revaluations throughout the terri-
tory. BearingPoint wrapped up the
VI. Tax Revaluation program last
month and submitted their findings
to Special Master Joseph Hunt, who
gave the data a favorable review.
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injunction be lifted. While several
other hearings on the case have
been continued in the past, as of
press time the hearing was set to
proceed as scheduled.
The May 16 hearing will not af-
fect a separate suit filed last month
by the V.I. Unity Day Group against
the territorial government and Tax
Assessor Roy Martin contesting
BearingPoint's findings.
Among the complaints, the VI.
Unity Day Group alleges that some
properties have not be revaluated,
many properties have been inac-
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Postage Stamp May 16

St. John Tradewinds
The U.S. Postal Service will unveil a new St. John postage stamp on
Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m. at the Trunk Bay pavilion. The stamp, in the
Scenic American Landscapes series, features a photograph of Trunk Bay
taken by George H.H. Huey of Prescott, Arizona. The 94 cent interna-
tional letter rate St. John postage stamp was designed by Ethel Kessler
of Bethesda, Maryland.
"St. John is known for its beautiful beaches, abundant plant life and the
coral reefs along its coast," according to a USPS statement. "The island
is also rich in history, and visitors to St. John can see pre-Columbian
relics and the remains of Danish colonial sugar plantations."

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.


Just Missing Mother's Day


St. John Tradewinds
Meet four St. John women who will soon be-
come mothers, but not in time for Mother's Day.
Korin Dunford
My due date is May 7, so I may or may not have
the baby before Mother's Day! We are having a
little girl and I am most looking forward to the in-
credible adventure that is about to begin with the
birth of our baby.
Nicole Gemmell-Barnhorst
I am due on August 27. The thing that I am most
looking forward to about becoming a mother is be-
ing my own family and snuggling with my own
little one. My husband Tom knows what the sex is
but I do not. He wanted to know and I didn't he
deserved to know because he got me this way!


Marissa Textrum
My due date is September 11. We do not know
if we are having a boy or girl we want to be
surprised. I am looking forward to all the big and
little things that come with having a child: the first
steps, the first day of school, but also the smiles,
the giggles, hearing someone call me "Mommy."
I am proud to be joining the Sorority of Mother-
hood.
Michelle Petersen
My estimated due date is June 3, and we don't
know if it will be a boy or a girl. I am looking
forward to watching him or her learn and all of the
firsts first smile, first step, first word, etc. oh,
and the hugs.
Dunford gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Kaia
MacKenzie, on Friday, May 9.
Top left: Marissa Textrum
Bottom Left: Michelle Petersen
Below: Nicole Gemmell-Barnhorst
Bottom Right: Korin Dunford


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Audience Will Decide Winners


Of Eighth Annual Wagapalooza


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Island dogs are being groomed and practicing
their best tricks in preparation for the eighth annual
Wagapalooza, the St. John Animal Care Center's
major yearly fundraiser, scheduled for Saturday,
May 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Winston Wells ball
field.
The event will be a bit different this year, as the
winners of the dog show will be decided not by
judges, as in years past, but by the audience, whose
applause will be measured with a "Waga-meter."
The ACC decided to get the audience involved
after realizing the judging portion made the dog
show a little less fun, explained ACC board member
and Education Committee Chair Bonny Corbeil.
"We decided that so much of the focus was on
waiting for the judges to be ready for the next cat-
egory, and that was taking away from the fun of the
show," said Corbeil. "So instead, we decided it's
the crowd who should decide who the real winners
are."
The Waga-meter is currently being constructed,
and will consist of a large tail which wags in
conjunction with how loud the audience cheers,
explained Corbeil.
Dogs will be vying for applause in the categories
of Best Trick, Best Lap Dog, Best Dancer, Best
Spots, Best Old Timer, Best Puppy Love, Best
Costume, Best Jumper and Best Tail Wagger.
The day is about more than just the dog show,
however.
"Community Family Event"
"Even more than the dog show, it's a community
family event," said Corbeil. "We don't have an awful
lot of those, where everybody can come out with the
kids and the dog on the leash and just have some fun.
It's time to get the dogs all dressed up and be silly."
The event will once again be emceed by radio
personality Roger W. Morgan, who volunteered to
host Wagapalooza after having such a good time
last year, explained Corbeil. Dogs and their owners
can also look forward to more entertainment at this
year's event. Fuego the fire eater will perform along
with his fire dancers, and Koko and the Sunshine


Band and Michael Beason will provide live music.
"It's going to be a much more family-oriented
evening show," said Corbeil. "It's a chance for us all
to get together and have some fun with our animals.
There will be lots of fun things going on like arts and
crafts for the kids, and really good food."
Event organizers hope to raise $30,000 at the
event, which will go toward keeping the ACC's
doors open, according to Corbeil.
The ACC is also encouraging Love City youth
to get involved in spreading its message of love
and respect for all animals with its annual art con-
test. In the past, the winner's drawing was used on
the subsequent year's Wagapalooza t-shirt, but the
contest has changed this year due to the difficulty
in restricting kids to the specifications required for
printing t-shirts, explained Corbeil. This year's win-
ner will enjoy a bevy of prizes including having their
artwork professionally framed and matted by Frames
of Mind, gift certificates to local businesses and have
their photo with emcee Morgan printed in the St.
John Tradewinds.
"The message this year is 'love and respect all ani-
mals,'" said Corbeil. "What's most important is that
we put the theme out there and the kids realize they
have an effect on other people and what they think.
They're the real teachers to most of us."
The ACC was expecting several hundred entries
from St. John schoolchildren, Corbeil added. Art
contest winners will be announced at Wagapalooza.
Raffle winners will also be announced at the
event. There are numerous prizes including gift
certificates to local shops and restaurants and paint-
ings from local artists. Tickets are $5 each or four
for $20, and can be purchased at the ACC in Cruz
Bay, Connections, from board members and at the
ACC's weekly adoption clinic at The Marketplace
on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission to Wagapalooza is free, and the cost
to enter each dog show category is $20. Dog owners
can enter at the ACC, Connections or www.wagapa-
looza.com.
The ACC is still seeking volunteers to help on the
big day. Anyone interested in lending a hand should
call the ACC at 774-1625.


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Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens


The Scholastic Aptitude Test


St. John Tradewinds
When I was younger I watched a lot of TV, espe-
cially television shows pertaining to teenagers and
their stressful and exciting lives. No matter what the
show was, there would always be an episode about
the SAT. I would always ask myself, "What the heck
is the SAT?" Well, when I came to high school the
meaning of the SAT became clear to me.
The SAT, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test, is a stan-
dardized test which juniors and seniors take as a high
school assessment. The scores are used by colleges to
see how well specific students perform compared to
other students in the country. When applying for col-
lege, a student's SAT scores are the second thing that
colleges look at, after a student's transcript.
The SAT is broken up into three different sections:
math; critical reading; and writing. Recently, an essay
section has also been added as if the test was not
stressful enough.
Luckily for students, there are a number of ways
they can assure they do their best. First of all, if stu-
dents feel they did badly on the test, they can cancel
their scores within four days after the test. Second,
students can take the test a maximum of three times.
If students take the test more than once, they can com-
bine their highest math, reading and writing scores
from the tests to create their best score.
My First Try
Saturday, May 3, was my first try at the SAT. I did


not feel it was too hard, but it was a bit frustrating.
The essay was intense. Students are given 25 min-
utes to write on a totally irrelevant topic that they give
you. It was hard to start writing, but eventually I got
something on to the paper. After the essay, the basic
test was administered. The math was pretty easy, but
then came the reading and writing. I thought some of
the vocabulary words were French and the material
they gave us to read could not be any more boring.
In my mind I was thinking, "Do these people really
expect me to know these superkallafragilisticespiali-
docious-like words?"
Overall, I am still confident that I did well, but only
the score will tell.
Tips for the SAT
Since the SAT is an assessment test, many might
think that studying is not necessary. Wrong!
Students should take advantage of SAT prep class-
es, brush up on math skills, do tons of reading, be
familiar with SAT vocabulary words, check out SAT
practice books, and be extremely familiar with the
test before the test day. Nowadays, preparing for the
SAT has became incredibly easy and convenient. Go
to www.collegeboard.com, which makes registration
and practice easy.
On test day, if students have a good dinner and a
good night's rest the night before, and a fulfilling
breakfast and come prepared, they just might be on
their way to the college of their dreams.


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Sahara Dust Causing

Continued Hazy Skies

in Virgin Islands
St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources is advising
the public that the hazy skies in the Virgin Islands are a result of
dust from the Sahara Desert. The dust reduces visibility and results
in poor air quality.
Due to the dust storms and a rise in warm air, the sand in the
Sahara rises above the desert. This rise of accompanying warm air
lifts the dust particles about 15,000 feet above the African deserts
and these particles travel westward. As a result, several hundred
million tons of African dust can be transported over the Atlantic
basin.
DPNR is advising the public in the affected area to remove (or
discontinue) their downspouts to avoid potential contaminants
from being washed into their cisterns. At this point, the department
does not advise the public to boil cistern water supplies. This will
be necessary only if it is determined that biological contaminants
were present. Nonetheless, it is recommended that the bottled wa-
ter be used for drinking until further assessments are made on the
impact of cistern water supplies.
Dust is mainly present in the eastern Caribbean, explained Se-
nior Forecaster at the National Weather Service in San Juan Brian
Seeley. The haze in the skies will continue for another few days.
Sahara dust storms pass through the region several times a year,
but mainly in the spring and throughout the summer months. On
a more positive note, certain meteorological circles claim that the
airborne particulates inhibit thunderstorm and thus tropical
storm development during hurricane season.
The current wind direction is from the southeast at 15 to 20
miles per hour.
For more information contact the Division of Environmental
Protection at 774-3320 or go to www.nasa.gov or http://weather.
noaa.gov/weather/current/TIST.html.


Nature's Nook To Re-open


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Nature's Nook will re-open in a week or so, according to the owner. The popular
waterfront convenience stand has been closed since a November 2007 Cruz Bay
raid by several government agencies.
Residents are looking forward to Nature's opening for business once again and
serving up fresh local fruit and veggies, cold drinks and snacks. The colorful stand
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Community Health Center Day May 15
St. John Tradewinds
In honor of National Hospital Week, May 11-17, the Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health Center will host a community
health center day on Thursday, May 15, at 9 a.m. at the health cen-
ter's courtyard. The public is invited to attend. For more informa-
tion, call 693-8900.

Party for Pat at Sputnik's on May 25
St. John Tradewinds
Friends of the late Pat Jn-Phillip are throwing a party in her hon-
or at Sputnik's in Coral Bay on Sunday afternoon, May 25, from
2 to 7 p.m.
An afternoon of food, drinks and fun is planned, with a domi-
no tournament and crab races in the works. Raffle tickets will be
available for a chance to win some great prizes. Pat's sister Margo
Dias-Dalmida will even grace the crowd with her incredible vocal
talents.
Come out on Sunday, May 25, and support Pat and her family.
See you there!

Weekly Women of Worth Meetings
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Community Crisis Center is offering a new wom-
en's group, Women of Worth. WOW is free and confidential and
offered on Thursday nights at the SJCCC office, located 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 situ-
ations. The group will share information on creating a healthy life-
style with equality and balance in relationships. Also, the group
will explore topics of self-esteem and emotional intelligence.
Please call 693-7233 to join.

Festival Vendor Applications Available
St. John Tradewinds
The Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John has applica-
tions for the Fourth of July Parade, festival booths, Food Fair ven-
dors, and July 4 vendors. Applications can be picked up at the St.
John Tourism Office, Board of Elections on St. Thomas and the St.
John Administrator's Office. The deadline for applications is May
27. For more information call 690-3692 or 690-1725.


Construction Moving on New Large Cruz Bay Project


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Concrete walls are going up on Blossom Corporation's Cruz Bay waterfront site,
located next to Grande Bay Resort. Blossom Corporation owner Roger Harland
declined to comment regarding plans for site.


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Historical Bits


& Pieces

by Chuck Pishko


The British Occupation

of the Danish West Indies, 1801


St. John Tradewinds
The invasion was a result of
Denmark moving from a posi-
tion of strict neutrality to forming
an alliance of armed neutrality
with Russia and Sweden to pre-
vent Britain from searching Dan-
ish ships trading with France and
confiscating their cargoes. Also the
Danish West Indies were harbor-
ing privateers operating against the
British here.
The incidences surrounding the
British takeover have been report-
ed in many different documents
and accounts with some notable
variations. Too often the accounts
given the most space are often
from casual observers who have a
limited stake in the events.
Recently I read an account
from the Moravian church which
represented a major portion of
the residents of the islands. The
Moravian account contained in the
"Moravian Mission Periodical Ac-
counts, Volume III" reports that the
"peaceable" Danish government
was drawn into a "disastrous" war
with the English nation.
The Moravians at Nisky saw two
English frigates and other ships of
the line cruising off St. Thomas
and blockading the harbor. Many
Danish ships were seized and tak-
en to the English islands. Also, two
British cruisers, the Arab and the
Independent, attacked an armed
Danish brig, the Lougen, which
fought them off and made the safe
harbor at St. Thomas.
Meanwhile, at Newherrnhut,
five horsemen of the Land Calvary
went by in full gallop on their way
to Estate Charlotte Amalia where
they sounded a general alarm of
bells and blowing of tutus. A small
panic ensued with visions of a Brit-
ish invasion. Fortunately, it was
only a test of the state of prepara-
tion of the Militia. More seriously
a Moravian sister traveling with
proper papers from Friendensthal
on St. Croix to Newherrnhut was
taken by an English privateer to
Tortola where she was able to ran-
som herself.


On St. John residents were the
most terrified because of the many
undefended and convenient land-
ing places. The St. Johnians were
hiding their property in the woods
or in dug pits in the mountains.
The Emmaus Brethren witnessed
a battle between two English ships
of war and a large Danish bark
which ended shortly with the Dane
overpowered and forced to strike
his flag.
At Bethany, the Moravians saw
an English fleet of up to 20 sail
past their settlement and steer
straight for St. Thomas where they
anchored in the harbor. The Rear
Admiral of the Red Fleet, John
Thomas Duckworth, and Lieuten-
ant General Trigge, Commander
of the Land Forces of the Lee-
wards, accepted the surrender of
St. Thomas. A combined military
and naval force under Colonel
Cowell who built Cowell's Bat-
tery on Hassell Island governed St.
Thomas/St. John.
Even without open warfare
the Moravians suffered a lack of
provisions, a lack of communica-
tion with European communities,
and an evening curfew. The worst
injustice was the seizure of the
Moravian dwelling house at Frie-
denberg, St. Croix, by the English
Army to be used as a hospital.
Even though armies didn't clash
in battle, the disruption to normal
life was very evident in the "Mora-
vian Accounts" and very frighten-
ing to the Moravians and others de-
pending upon the islands for their
livelihood.
Other sources consulted:
Dookhan, Isaac, A History of the
Virgin Islands, Canoe Press, Ja-
maica, 1995.
Knox, J.P, A Historical Account
of St. Thomas, W.I., Charles Scrib-
ner, New York, 1852.
Lewisohn, Florence, St. Croix
Under Seven Flags, Dukane Press,
Florida, 1970.
Rodger, N., The Command of the
Ocean, Norton, New York, 2005.
Weigley, Russell, The Age of
Battles, Indiana University Press.


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By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
The first week of May was Be Kind to Animals
week. Perhaps one of the saddest and most dis-
turbing things that an animal lover can see is
a chained dog living a lonely and hopeless life
with a very heavy and short chain around
its neck. Here are some facts the
latest research has proven about
chained dogs:
A dog kept chained alone
in one spot for hours, days,
months, or even years suffers
immense psychological dam-
age. An otherwise friendly and
docile dog, when kept con-
tinuously chained, becomes
neurotic, unhappy, anxious,
and often aggressive. In many
cases, the necks of chained
dogs become raw and covered
with sores, the result of improp-
erly fitted collars and the dog's con-
stant yanking and straining to escape
confinement. Some chained dogs have col-
lars embedded in their necks, the result of years
of neglect at the end of a chain.
Dogs are naturally social beings who thrive
on interaction with human beings and other ani-
mals. Dogs are genetically determined to live in
a group as pack animals. In the absence of other
dogs, humans become their "pack." A chained
dog feels rejected, lonely and then angry and
does not understand why he cannot be a part of
a "pack-family."
Dogs chained for long periods can become
highly aggressive. Dogs feel naturally protec-
tive of their territory; when confronted with a
perceived threat, they respond according to their
fight-or-flight instinct. A chained dog, unable
to take flight, often feels forced to fight. If they
finally fight their way off of their chain they
tragically often attack children. What is sad is the
dog is then labeled a "bad dog," when the real-
ity is that the owner has failed to understand the
dog's nature or needs.
Chaining creates aggressive behavior, not
protection. A protective dog is used to being
around people and senses when his family is
threatened. Your dog learns this by spending
lots of time with you and learning to love you.
How can this protection develop if your dog is
left outside alone on a chain? It can't. Leaving
a dog on a chain and ignoring him is how to


raise an aggressive dog. Aggressive dogs can't
distinguish between a threat and a family friend,
because they are not used to people. Aggressive
dogs will attack anyone.
Statistics show that one of the best deterrents
to intruders is an inside dog. Intruders will think
twice about entering a home with a dog on
the other side of the door.
Here is another reality: Rarely
do chained dogs receive suf-
ficient care. They suffer from
Sporadic feedings, overturned
water bowls, inadequate vet-
erinary care, and extreme tem-
peratures. During periods of
extreme heat, they may not
receive adequate water or pro-
tection from the sun. Why?
Because they are not viewed
as feeling, living creatures.
How would you feel if you
had the life of a chained dog,
chained to a tree or a box year after
year; constantly watching and hoping
for company, wondering why you are left
alone, sometimes being forgotten without food
or water? You bark and bark and beg for atten-
tion. You don't understand why no one is giving
you the attention that you so desperately yearn
for! You long to run and explore, but you pace
on your short heavy chain instead. Eventually
you give up hope. Your spirit has been broken
and once the possibility of a loving companion
becomes a mean, hurt, lifeless or angry animal.
Please reconsider the life of your chained dog
- it really is no life at all. If you would like
help with your dog, please call me at the ACC
or e-mail me at bonnycorbeil@vipowernet.net.
There are a number of skilled dog handlers who
would be happy to assist you in learning to better
care for your dog.
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Lt. Gov. Clarifies Application Requirements for Property Tax Credits


St. John Tradewinds
Lt. Gov. Greg Francis is advis-
ing the public of changes to the
application requirements for prop-
erty tax credits, formerly known as
exemptions. These changes clarify
the income restrictions for disabled
persons applying for property tax
credits, and also ensure compli-
ance with residency requirements
for homestead exemptions.
Property owners applying in
the general homestead category
will now be required to provide a
stamped copy of their 2006 tax re-
turn as proof of residency. Proper-
ty owners who occupied the home
as their primary residence as of


January 1, 2007, are eligible. Ap-
plicants are also required to pro-
vide a valid United States Virgin
Islands drivers license or voter
registration card, and a current
utility bill.
The tax credit for disabled prop-
erty owners is available only when
individual annual gross income is
less than $30,000 and household
AGI does not exceed $50,000. Ap-
plicants must meet occupancy re-
quirements and be suffering from
a disability as determined by the
Social Security Administration as
of January 1, 2007. Applicants are
also required to provide documen-
tation from the SSA at the time of


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Flag Football League
WEEK 7:
Raiders 33 Patriots 7
The Patriots lost a snap from center which forced a safety early
in the first half. From that point it was all Raiders as Aspen Moore
threw for two TDs to go up 14-0 at the close of the first half. The
Patriots showed signs of opening up in the second half but the
Raiders' stiff defense was able to hold them off while scoring on
short-yardage plays by the well-seasoned Raiders. The Patriots'
only score of the game was on a long pass to Weston Patrie. Moore
threw TDs to three different receivers and ended up with five on
the day. The Raiders meet the Rams next Saturday at 1 p.m.
Packers 43 Broncos 12
The Patriots continue their winning ways and now hold first
place solely to themselves. Carson Wessinger continued his pass-
ing prowess as he tossed five on the day to his quick receiver Bryan
Morton. Morton was on the receiving end of two Wessinger bombs
while Joquan Clendinen and J'wuan Athanase figured into the scor-
ing. The Broncos' Jay Williams tossed for two TDs to Kassahun
Stapleton-Harris for the only Bronco scoring. The Packers face the
Patriots in a Monday, May 12, showdown at 5 p.m.
Bengals 24 Rams 14
This was an exciting game to watch as both teams fought all
game on both sides of the ball. It was close at the end of the first
half with the Bengals up by 12-8. The Bengals' Kevin Small tossed
two TDs to Shawn Claxton while Justin Doran passed to Micquan
Wilkerson for the Rams. It looked as though the Rams would come
back strong in the second half as Doran passed again to Wilkerson
to go ahead. But the tough Bengals came immediately back with
a score of their own with Small connecting again to his favorite
receiver Claxton. The Rams continued to play well on defense but
the surging Bengals would not be denied.

Standings
Team W-L PF PA
Packers 6-1 222 58
Raiders 5-2 187 146
Broncos 4-3 172 170
Patriots 3-4 142 159
Bengals 3-4 130 206
Rams 0-7 107 221

Check next week's St. John Tradewinds for results from the
Raiders vs. Rams and Bengals vs. Broncos on Saturday, May 10,
and the Packers vs. Patriots on Monday, May 12.


filing, as well as a stamped copy of
their 2006 tax return.
Property tax credits are avail-
able in four other categories: vet-
erans, seniors, Class I for owners
who have inherited less than five
acres of unimproved property and
a tax credit circuit breaker appli-


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cable to property owners whose
property tax bills have increased
by 125 percent or more and
whose gross income is less than
$135,000. Property owners may
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of the other categories for which
they are eligible.


* Arts and crafts

* Cooking fun

* Tumbling


* Beach trips

* Hiking

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Property owners have until May
30, 2008, to apply for the tax cred-
its, formerly known as exemp-
tions. Persons who are interested
in applying for the tax credits are
encouraged to visit the Tax Asses-
sors Office on their respective is-
land, or call 776-6737.


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Cid Hamling Remembers Her Mother


Dear Editor,
Thank you for all the hugs, cards,
calls, prayers, loving gestures and
thoughts concerning the physical
passing of one incredibly loving,
beautiful and gracious spirit my
mother, Betty Hamling.
I wish to share her with everyone
as part of my healing. The follow-
ing is a poetic tribute written by
my nephew, Greg Puckett. He also
wrote the obituary which appeared
in the St. John Tradewinds.
As for feelings of "loss" and
"void," I can only convey that I
am experiencing a ground-swell of
love and gratitude to have drawn
such lucky cards in life to have my
parents and family blood and
adopted.
Cid Hamling

Can you picture God sitting in a
windy green field beside a newly
thawed stream on the first warm
day of a Minnesota spring back in
1918? So inspired by his own pe-
rennial miracle of coaxing the bit-
ter white cold to give way to ten-
der and colorful new life, he wept.
Just a single tear. And this tear
ran down the side of God's face
and dropped into his palm. As he
rolled his tear around his hand, he
smiled. And the friction from his
calloused palm and the light from
his blinding smile transformed the
tear into a brilliant diamond that
reflected and refracted the light
from the very face of God.
God saw the beauty of his mira-
cle and wanted to share it with the
world. So he gave his diamond to
a young couple in Two Harbors,
Minnesota, Harry and Alice Seitz,
who polished it and protected it
for 23 years. The Seitzes knew
they must share such a gift, so they
passed the diamond to a young
man named Coe Hamling, who
was so poor but so principled the
Seitzes figured he would treasure
their diamond deeply and always
keep it shining and safe.
Coe cherished his diamond. He
carried it with him everywhere. He
would dance with the diamond at


Betty Jane Hamling


weddings. He would sing to it, too,
and he swore that he could hear
the diamond singing along. Coe
showed his dazzling diamond to
everyone he met. He was so proud
to have such a rare gem. The cut,
the clarity, the carat and the col-
or it was one-of-a-kind. But
what he loved most about it was
that when he smiled, the diamond
seemed to smile back at him. And
the brighter the light he shined on
it, the more it sparkled.
Coe thought that he would have
his diamond forever. And then one
day, after 67 years, God asked for
it back. He reached down with the
same strong hand with which he
had made the diamond and he gen-
tly lifted up his precious miracle.
God pinned his gorgeous dia-
mond among the stars on Heaven's
breast so that it would always be
showered in light, and so that ev-


eryone on Earth could see it.
If you look into the sky on a clear
night you can see it there, laugh-
ing with light. You can see it from
Two Harbors, Minnesota. You can
see it from Hamline University in
St. Paul. You can see it from Lake
Charles Way and Plantation Drive
and Northcliff Trace in Roswell.
You can see it from Saddlebred
Lane in Marietta. You can see it
from Cruz Bay on St. John in the
Virgin Islands. You can see it from
37 Wilshire, and 3197 Wilshire in
Avondale Estates. You can see it
from Riverbirch Drive in Horse-
shoe Bend. You can see it from St.
George Village. And you can cer-
tainly see it from Beacon Point on
Lake Blue Ridge.
And if you're a member of a
very lucky family, you can see it
shining in your own eyes when
you look in the mirror.


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 16th, 2008







St. John Tradewinds, May 12-18, 2008 19


To the People of St. John:
This is a note about old information that is still
ignored. A young biologist named Joe Connell com-
pleted his PhD thesis on coral growth about 40 years
ago. He proved that although they are animals, reef
building corals are dependent on sunlight. This means
the water must be clear. He and others also proved
that reef building corals are temperature sensitive.
They like the temperature that most St. John residents
like around 75 to 85 degrees. In our region, water
temperature and clarity historically have been ideal
for coral reef growth.
In pre-homo sapien time, St. John was a rain for-
est. What we now call "guts" were streams. The fresh
water runoff into the sea was clear and clean. The soil
stayed on the island, held down by the foliage. Fresh
water itself kills coral. A good example is the entrance
to Cruz Bay harbor, which is now the boat channel. A
coral reef grows across the bay, except for the open-
ing where fresh water flowed from the stream which
is now the gut above Mongoose Junction.
Eventually the island became populated with peo-
ple whose activities were detrimental to our coastal
reefs. The rain forest was removed for hardwood and
burned for charcoal, and then farming ensued. These
actions resulted in the beginning of massive soil run-
off and coral reef death.
The tradition of inundating the coastal reefs of St.


John with soil runoff continues today. For just two
examples, we all see Cruz Bay and Great Cruz Bay
turn to mud every time there is a decent rain. A lot
of this soil sinks to the bottom in the aftermath of the
mud bath. This causes three big problems. First of all,
the coral are being buried alive. Second, the coral is
"sandpapered" to death by the dirt swishing back and
forth with wave action. Third, and probably worst of
all, is the nutrient loading on the coral.
Minerals in the soil (like nitrogen and phospho-
rous) are fertilizer for a whole new food chain. This
starts with what is referred to as an "algae boom." For
example, when the water is green, it is full of green
algae. The net result of the soil as fertilizer is murky
water full of algae and other plankton. Murky water
blocks sunlight and the coral dies.
Don't take off your global warming hats. The
"greenhouse effect" was established a long time ago
and it's real. Hiking, snorkelers and bad anchoring
practices are huge problems too. The point now is to
focus on soil runoff. Land terracing, paving and soil
catchment are old science. The problem is they re-
quire effort. So, if you don't want to look down from
your hill-top paradise at dirty water with dead coral,
and no fish underneath, figure out what you need to
do to stop the dirt runoff. It still won't hurt to walk to
work and not walk on the coral as well.
Captain Grumpy


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


2007
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2


2008
TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 3
Under Investigation: 3
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 20
Under Investigation: 20
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 18
Under Investigation: 18
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


This dump fire on Tortola created acrid smoke which irritated several residents in Coral
Bay.

Coldren Questions Tortola Dump Burning


To EPA and DPNR:
During the week of April 28, the wind direction
and weather conditions were such that each night for
several days, acrid smoke was in the air of people's
homes in various parts of Coral Bay, St. John. At
least one person felt lung irritation from it. We have
no idea what is in this smoke and would like to have
some monitoring equipment here so the risks will be
known.


On Saturday afternoon, May 3, a boat sailing in the
Drake Passage was able to get these pictures of the
dump being set on fire on Tortola. Some have said that
they have an incinerator. This is clearly open burning.
Is this allowable under international treaties today?
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Sharon Coldren,
President,
Coral Bay Community Council


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Turn On the Light Please







20 St. John Tradewinds, May 12-18, 2008


Scholarships



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 Are 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.


Pat Jn-Phillip

St. John Tradewinds
Pat Jn-Phillip left this world on
Saturday, May 3. Pat was born on
December 9, 1942, in New Bed-
ford, MA. She lived in New York
and Florida before moving to the
Virgin Islands in the late 1980s.
Pat made many close friends
through her work in retail. She
worked at Joe's Discount, first in
Red Hook, St. Thomas, and then
moved with the store to Coral Bay,
St. John, where she made her home


for many years. Pat will be dearly
missed by the entire community.
She is survived by her daughter,
Dawn Clark; sisters, Dotty Griffin
and Margo Dalmida; brother, An-
tonio Dias; brother-in-law, Justin
Dalmida; and many close friends.
In lieu of flowers, there will be
a party in Pat's honor on Sunday,
May 25, at Sputnik's in Coral Bay
from 2 to 7 p.m. Come out to sup-
port Pat's family and help defray
medical and memorial costs.


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-
cessing:


Original birth certificate (U.S.
citizens only)
Passport (foreign or American)
or Resident Card or Naturalization
Certificate
Virgin Islands Immunization
Record and clearance form from
the Immunization Clinic located at
the R.L. Schneider Regional Med-
ical Center. A V.I. 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-
ber
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.
8530.


Obituary


Dinghy Dock Repairs Underway


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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Workers started repairing the Cruz Bay public dinghy docks last week which are
missing several slats and have become a danger to boaters. The dinghy dock on the
north side of the public ferry dock does not have any cleats and is missing several
consecutive slats.






St. John Tradewinds, May 12-18, 2008 21


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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Work at the luxury condominium development Sirenusa's five-acre Estate Enighed
site overlooking Cruz Bay has drastically slowed down lately. At least one of the 47
units is occupied and many buildings appear to be nearing completion. In this photo,
however, only two men can be seen working at the $35 million development.


V.I. Government Paying 2007 Income Tax Refunds


St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh announced last week that
to date more than $28.5 million has been paid out in
2007 income tax refunds to Virgin Islands taxpayers.
"The Bureau of Internal Revenue has paid refunds
to more than 11,000 taxpayers since March 11," de-
Jongh said, adding that approximately $5 million in
refunds are being authorized each week.
Prior to the April 15 tax filing deadline, about $5


million in refunds were authorized each week but sig-
nificantly more refunds were sent last week in order
to meet the June 1 deadline of issuing the bulk of the
income tax refunds and avoid the government accru-
ing interest, explained BIR Director Gizette Thomas.
Thomas reminds Virgin Islands residents that they
are required to file their income tax return with the
Bureau of Internal Revenue. At the present time, the
bureau does not accept electronic filings.


Christensen Addresses Virgin Islands Mail Issues


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Continued from Page 5
"It still remains a benefit but it
has presented obstacles," she said.
"We're seeking to try to find a way
to overcome these obstacles with-
out overturning the whole system
that supports our tourism indus-
try. Getting us out of that impart
to avoid some of these issues has
been tremendously difficult."
Another major postal service
issue faced by Virgin Islands resi-
dents is the lack of communication
between the U.S. Postal Service
and U.S. Customs officials. Resi-
dents have discovered that USPS
employees are not familiar with
Customs regulations, and pack-
ages have been seized by Customs
without the USPS' knowledge, ex-
plained Christensen.
"The postal system doesn't al-
ways know when Customs seizes
something," she said. "There is
no excuse for the post office not


knowing Customs rules and regu-
lations. It doesn't make any sense,
it's totally dysfunctional and I'm
being blamed for it."
Exploring Other Avenues
Christensen has been trying
to effect change in the territory's
mail service for nearly five years,
since VI. mail has been processed
in Puerto Rico. The delegate is
now exploring other options, she
explained.
"Up until now we've put it
before the USPS because they
do have the authority to change
things," said Christensen. "We'll
explore if it can be done any other
way, like legislatively. We're in the
process of exploring what avenues
we have."
The delegate to congress asked
for the Virgin Islands to be allowed
to process its own mail in her let-
ter to USPS Inspector General
Williams, which was co-signed by


Chairman of the House Subcom-
mittee on the Federal Workforce,
Postal Service and District of Co-
lumbia Danny Davis.
"Whether it is the extraordinary
length of time it takes for packages
and periodicals to get to customers
or packages not being delivered at
all, the situation has become intol-
erable," Christensen wrote. "These
concerns include Priority Mail let-
ters regularly taking more than a
week to get to the territory from
the mainland instead of the normal
two to three days, misdirection and
interception of Virgin Islands mail
because of non-communication
between the Post Office and law
enforcement agencies and woe-
fully inadequate staffing levels in
the territory," Christensen said.
Christensen did not know when
to expect a response from the
USPS, she explained at last week's
teleconference.


Work Slowing at Sirenusa Site


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat







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Business


Directory


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Contractors hands
Breckinridge Custom Homes Landscaing
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


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


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


PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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








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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
776-6291

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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


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776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.


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
All three of the island's yacht clubs are collaborating once again
for the ninth annual Commodore's Cup on Saturday, May 17. The
race will start at 10 a.m. in Coral Bay.
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
Bay.
Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.


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St. John Police Report


St. John Police Department: 693-8880 or 911
Cellular 911: 776-9110
St. John Fire Service: 776-6333
Friday, May 2 ter can be cleared up by DPNR 6:30 p.m. A resident p/r that
1:10 p.m. An Estate Contant and Attorney General Vincent someone obtained a credit card
resident p/r that he lost his wal- Frazer. Workers complied with- in his name without his permis-
let. Lost wallet, out incident. Disturbance of the sion. Identity theft.
Saturday, May 3 peace. Wednesday, May 7
1:05 a.m. Badge # 1099 p/ 11:51 a.m. A citizen p/r that 4:30 p.m. A Cruz Bay Apart-
with one Carlos Hiraldo Cruz she lost her wallet in the area of ments resident p/r that someone
placed under arrest and charged The Marketplace's Starfish Mar- tampered with the lock on the
with D.U.I. ket. Lost wallet, front door to her apartment. Po-
2:00 a.m. Badge # 1099 p/ 4:15 p.m. An Estate John's lice assistance.
with one Anthony Gall placed Folly resident p/requesting po- Thursday, May 8
under arrest and charged with lice assistance at the barge dock. 7:00 a.m. An Estate Emmaus
D.U.I. Disturbance of the peace. resident p/r being threatened on
11:55 a.m. A Caneel Bay 5:15 p.m. A citizen p/r that the phone by his wife's ex-boss.
Apartments resident p/r he was someone stole his wallet at Telephone harassment.
robbed in the area of the Beach Hawksnest Beach. Stolen wal- 9:51 a.m. A Department of
Bar. Robbery in the third, let. Housing, Parks and Recreation
2:30 p.m. A citizen p/r that 7:10 p.m. A Gift Hill resident employee r/ one of their build-
he was involved in an auto ac- p/r that she was involved in a ings at Oppenheimer beach was
cident striking two donkeys in fight in front of Woody's. burglarized. Burglary third.
Coral Bay. Auto accident. 7:10 p.m. An Estate Bethany 11:30 p.m. -AnEstate Enighed
Sunday, May 4 resident p/r that she was involved resident r/ that a man was inside
9:45 a.m. A Power Boyd in a fight with her ex-boyfriend. her residence going through her
Plantation resident c/r she was Aggravated assault and battery. things. Burglary in the second.
threatened by construction Monday, May 5 5:40 p.m. An Estate Enighed
workers. Contact was made with 10:45 a.m. -An Estate Concor- resident p/r that he was threat-
police commissioner who stated dia resident p/r that someone has ened by a male in the area of
that the workers be asked to stop been trespassing on her property. Power Boyd Plantation. Distur-
working for today so the mat- Trespassing. bance of the peace, threats.


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Classifieds


VIRGIN ISLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA)
is soliciting proposals for:

RFP-WMA-005-T-08 Festival 2008 Roadside Clean-Up on St. John,
U.S. Virgin Islands

Prospective submitters may secure a proposal package for their use from the
Authority's Procurement and Property Division, St. Thomas-St. John District Office
at Wheatley Center II, St. Thomas, or from the St. Croix District Office at No. 1A La
Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 10 am
Atlantic Standard Time, VITEMA
Conference Room on St. John, VI

PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority,
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1
P. O. Box 5089
Kingshill, VI 00851-5089 OR
9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2
P. O. Box 303669
St. Thomas, VI 00803-3669
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed
on the outside of all Bid Packages.

DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, Acting Director,
Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1,
Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
P. O. Box 5089, Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
Email: clynch@viwma.org

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any
non-substantive informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all
qualifications and proposals; or to re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain
from awarding the contract for the work.

May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director


VIRGIN ISLAND WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA)
is soliciting proposals for:

RFP-WMA-007-T-08 On-Call Professional Land Surveyor Services in the
Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Prospective submitters may secure a proposal package for their use from the
Authority's Procurement and Property Division, St. Thomas-St. John District Office
at Wheatley Center II, St. Thomas, or from the St. Croix District Office at No. 1A La
Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Friday, May 30, 2008 at 4:00 pm
Atlantic Standard Time

PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority,
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1
P. O. Box 5089
Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
or
9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2
P. O. Box 303669
St. Thomas, VI 00803-3669
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on
the outside of all Bid Packages.

DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, Acting Director,
Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1,
Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
P. O. Box 5089, Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
Email: clynch@viwma.org

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any
non-substantive informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all
qualifications and proposals; or to re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain
from awarding the contract for the work.

May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director


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Classifieds


Watersports Jobs!
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


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


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


Looking for interested and
serious buyer. 5/8 Acre.
Property located in
Saunders Gut Parcel
No. 6GC Ben Runnel Gut.
Will arrange payment plan.
Call 779-8642 or 693-7669


St. John Tradewinds
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
environment. Proficiency
in AP style preferred.
Please email resumes to
malinda@itradewinds.vi.


Star isb

MARK E T

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


1/4 ACRE LOT
located in Coral Bay,
flat lot with water views,
affordable. $150,000.
503-708-5467
paulm.stjohn@gmail.com


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

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

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


Two Bedroom Apt.
Estate Bethany, A/C,
overlooking Westin.
Also, One Bedroom in
Contant. 340-690-1104




DISPLAY CASES,
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 @ 779-4313.




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


SCENIC PROPERTIES
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay
* Efficiency apt. $1000.00
* 1 Bd/1 Ba, W/D on site,
$1000.00
* 1 Bd, 1 Ba apt. $1300.00
* 1 Bd/1 Ba, W/D, A/C,
$1,400.00
2 Bd/1 Ba apt. W/D on
site, $1800.00
2Bd/ 2 Ba apt. W/D,
oceanfront, $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,
1Bd/lBath,
Chocolate Hole East,
Waterfront. $1400 includ-
ing elec. A/C. Call Ron
at (715) 853-9696


2000 Chevy Blazer
V6, Automatic, A/C,
60,000 miles,
$5,000. OBO
340-776-6496


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


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


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


BRAND NEW
COMMERICAL
SPACE
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.
com


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




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


Rea Esat


tpp, Tll R.i
Farchette & Hanley
Real Estate
52 King Street
Christiansted, St. Croix 00820
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 40
340-513-3268
cynthia@cynthiataylorstx. corn
www.cynthiataylorstx.com


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


Act now and get in on real
estate in St. Croix.
Award winning restaurant
operating for 17 years for sale as
leasehold. Currently open 6 nights
and Sunday brunch, averaging
56 covers. Can be expanded.
Unbeatable location within a
100 unit condominium property
overlooking the water with views of
Buck Island and the other islands.
$225,000.00 Turn key operation
with extremely loyal clientele.
Looking for condos starting
in the mid 200 range with rental


income of $2,000 plus per month.
Broad range of homes, land,
condos and commercial properties
on St. Croix. Visit my web page or
better yet, COME VISIT ME.
Don't let opportunity pass you
by. There is still time to get in on
the values on St. Croix
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Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


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* STONYBAYBEACH HOUSE-WATERFRONT U TEQUILA SUNRISE two bedroom, 2.5
1 bdrm, 1 bath, high-quality masonry construction bath home with pool and guest cottage. From
beach house, located on a large 1.36+/-acre a location on north side of Bordeaux Mountain,
parcel in Privateer Bay. The house, designed by Tequila Sunrise is aptly named for its gorgeous
Michael Milne, is very private, cannot be seen down island, sunrise and moonrise views.
from the estate road & is only steps from the Quiet and private with lush tropical
water. It is fully shuttered with covered decks & landscaping, this home is a real value
clear cypress ceilings. Stony Bay Beach House .................... ....................$1,375,000.
can be purchased "as is" or can be finished out to
suit your taste. An excellent value with its pristine U LUMINARIA "1
& private location, wonderful views & cooling has a com-
tradewind breezes ......................... $1,550,000. manding and pri-
vate location on
SRIDGETOP a 2 the ridgetop in
bdrm, 2 bath Carib- Upper Carolina.
bean style vacation Extremely suc-
home located in a cessful short term
secluded enclave of rental with three I, ,
Estate Eden. Custom separate bedroom suites, spacious upper
mahogany doors, hibiscus motifs, outdoor and lower level decks take advantage of the
showers, decks off every living space and a wide ranging views overlooking Coral Harbor
welcoming grass backyard make this a easy and to Drakes Passage and the BVI's. Luxuriant
comfortable tropical home. Ridgetop enjoys landscaping surrounds the pool and villa. The
access to a shared pool, cabana and deck, large four car garage could easiy be converted
located just below the property ........$775,000. to living space............................. $2,925,000.


FEATURED LISTINGS
UNDER CONTRACT!. N "'WieL


REDUCED BY $1g0,000 RARE OPPORTUNITY to LOWER P1
This villa won't lat ji t thi own busy .Commercial Rellil an excluEiv
pi de ReeeLti rcniovstiois slIoppi i l n C nlitr iLe eote prot ] rivaic. t
include gormet kitchen, staio- imily t to the Westii Resort. 23 OuSly appL.
Icss. FcuItom cabirnllt. granilic. co'ereCT and wicovcrre4 with large
StOihe sink., a&mairkt deck. patliing spatcs. This spot is s ep iawly
pvol and huge wttler views. ideal for a condominium con- each. You
NOW ONLY ....... 1,295,000 version. ONLY 12,250,000. views & la
HOMES
UNDER CONTRACT UNDER CONSTRUCTION PANORAMIC views over
4BR, 4BA with panoramni Rtndenzouu Bay from this
views oFver (irettl Crlun Iayl popular rcnlal home with
to S.L. Thomaa & Thaich greal CjiribbctMn nflir. 1K.
ay. Pool, hot tub, game SRA WiLlt huge deckL aid
Frym, nW1c b4jr l1,799,0W. p.ool Srea. 11.06 000.


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e galed community.
Ncepl ional, l Twri-
uirtLcd 4BR. 4_1BA
pool area & just
r'tIm It while sirntly
just ean't bhteaL h
cation. T8.O000,00.


TWO HOMES mnearing compile ion. A 2hr. 2bi and ]br, I ba ;ollttc, lIigec views, JuMs $995,A00.
AWESOME br/2bia crswile and a wall ofIglans citplnre1ms 1hc C- r ibbea water viewT ; S 1.175,000.
NBAR TOWN A newly constructed villa with two separate 2BR/2BA units & pool. T1,999,999.
CONDOMINIUMS
DovoLopar Uni5L GRANDE BAY luxury DEAL OF THE WEEK
Now Availablnl bheactIron devcl. Walk Io Tbis 2BR, 1.5BA unil is
inmn from thnse (2]2hv 2ba jual one mile Irom Crsw
unills tarting at I875,000 Bay. Aima.iris uria t w A er
And, (.2) br 2ba Unils. views, oversized verandaIICl3
lartiihr j at 51,100,000- n id hugc pool, $ 49,000.
GRANDE BAY "Assignmicni or Cou'(oitral." sirtlrug ia S839.00O, Pcnthouse unik 'or $875,000.
WHY RENT Sunicl Ridge 2 aew Ibr, ]ba units w? huge water views. $279,000 & $299,000.
SIRENUSA I.uxury condo drevel ii nearly complre. 2. 3 & 4RF avail. & hbegi at 51,10,00f.
LAVENDER HILL In C('rwr ]itty-Iovey 2br/2ba pcn1lh4aic wijh I cllcr11 rnelal i ncomc$995,A00.
LAND
EXTRAORDINARY parcel PHENOMENAL watrtrwru L
bordering Nalional Park wl PatLtl in peaefIul Fish
270 R. vt wttlcr rronlagi : Bay. The perfect building
rimall sandy beach on Reerf locatTI I T'Or odr ga
Bay. Enjoy views & sounds vacation villa w/ easy
tf Ihe swrf. S2,75,00.l0. beach aceees. E925,000.
18 ACRES t 29 sub-divided lots above Rcrndzvous with most roads paved. Call us for detail.
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUN[TY e;pirrd plains permniM I' r ] vn ll Fondo prj.,,, t2,750,0D0.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lol wilh hn:omptt rb]c norlli shT vtewr V ...C $2.5001,SO 0.
ON TOP OF THE WORLDI the highetl point on MamLy Peak. Arazins 360 views. $31,99,010.
BORDEAUX 3.3+/.ac.kilkl top wipan o rati c iew exLcellent d e velropmn t potedtil. i 1,299,4 9.
PRIVATEER BAY lot w/w'lkg ptth to beach S475,00G0 r add adj-.wtterfront bolh jilat ,25 .000.
WATERFRONT A RARE OPPORTUNITY ii PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAL AT......... S95v0,0.
FREEMANS GROUND L.argsi uh-dividable 1.73+e- ae. ItL with g rat wa, r v is..... -44%,999-
BORDEAUX Faintasti dawn island view, frto Jai, and Sandy Cay to [-.duk --............42-,D000
REDUCED oversiked l in Corit] ]y nr'ear proposed marinrt projeCC ......-....-. JUST SI 0.DO0.
WHAT A DEAL Chocolale Hole Lot with active plans & permits iL place................... 22,000.
LOWEST PRICED prcel in praetiglltts Chocllte Holr A ST5AL AT JUST ..........1St1 ,00.
EMMAUS A grct Il titl a grcal price with hugc C~prral liiy harbor views ....... Nw juiI S17.5,O00.
TIMESHARES
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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


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


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


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


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


Glucksberg 2br/lba home.
Front and rear decks, ceramic tile
throughout, including the decks.
Vaulted ceilings w/exposed beams
& ceiling fans in the living room and
bedrooms. Full tiled bath w/shower
& tub. A/C in the master bedroom.
Reduced to $295,000


SADIE SEA Wonderful opportunity to
own and operate an established charter
boat. Currently doing half and full day snor-
kel/sight-seeing trips and NPS Reef Bay hike
return trips to Cruz Bay. $150,000
GRUNWALD Starter cottage, move right in! $209,000

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

hn and St. Thomas.


"Caribsurf" Classic St. John home
just across the road from beautiful
Frank Bay beach where swimming,
snorkeling and kayaking are a
stone's throw from your front door,
Over a half acre of R-4 zoned land
make this equally appealing as a
very special in town residence or an
ideal spot for apartments or condos.
Enjoy gorgeous Caribbean sunsets and the sounds of the surf.
Adjoining parcel also available. $2.9M
-Z "Arnorita" Beautiful, all masonry
home in upscale Chocolate Hole
North has large pool deck with spa
and faces southeast to catch the
tradewind breezes. Water views of
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FEATURED CONDOS -
"Mango Terrace Condos UNIT 2" 3 bedroom
Michael Milne designed condo under construction in
Cruz Bay. A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach and town,
Water views, high quality appliances. One of the
most spacious condos on St. John. only 6 units in
this 2 buiding complex. Completion scheduled for
Fall 2008. Price reduced by $200,000 if
contracted by June 30, 2008.
MAHOGANY RUN CONDO ST.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


nant Bay ana me Soum Snore ana COMMERCIAL/DEVELOPMENT -
just minutes from Cruz Bay and a "Bethany Pool Villas" Condo development for
short walk to the Westin Resort.sale Great project for first time developer on St John
iand painted sinks, stone arches and Most of the hard work has been done. Plans for
gallery, fruit trees, & deeded access
NANCING POSSIBLE $1,100,000 Spacious 4-bedroom condos in small, 5 unit complex.
Each unit will have 2200 sq. ft., an individual pool, lots
"Choco Cruz" is a fabulous and of verandas and fantastic views over Pillsbury Sound
successful vacation rental home to St. Thomas and south to St. Croix. Five minutes to town on paved roads,
located on Maria Bluff, offering One unit is already under contract. Remaining units starting at $2.3M. Buy the
stunning views of St Thomas and entire project now for just $1.499M
Pillsbury sound. Set on a prime lot "VOYAGES BUILDING" For Sale or Lease -
with generous deck areas and large combination commercial and residential property in the
pool. Two bedrooms and full bath heart of Coral Bay. Located between the Cocoloba
located off the pool deck. This large Shopping Center and a proposed 116 slip marina, this
rooms or Master suite. $2,595,000 is an ideal location for a restaurant, retail shops, or
professional offices. First floor restaurant space
"Harbor View" New 3 bedroom, 3 is uly equippe an ready to go and there are two, 2 bedroom apartments on
bathroom villa under construction & the 2nd floor & a pool on the property. Just across the road from the waterfront,
nearing completion. Enjoy views of with views of the anchored boats, cool breezes and parking. $3.1 M


Coral Bay harbor and constant
cooling breezes. Fine finishes
including: mahogany doors,windows
& vanities,stone showers,Saltilo
Mexican tile & more. Great room &
bedrooms open to a large tiled deck.
Pool has been poured. Lower level 3rd bedroom could be apt. Price
based on present condition. $1.25M


AND MUCH MORE .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through Islandia Real
Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and price on the island of
St. John. Feel free to visit our website at wwwislandiarealestate com or call
and speak with one of our full-time, professional agents at: (340) 776-666.
We will be happy to help you find the perfect property to fulfill your needs and
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BEACH FRONT! "Sunset Beach" is a fabulous beachfront villa set at the water's edge on Dever's Bay that is
luxuriously appointed and tastefully decorated with antique reproductions. The impressive "great room",
opens on to a comfortable verandah and the 4 elegant bdrms feature antique four poster beds. The beach is
at your doorstep. PRICE DRAMATICALLY REDUCED $3,495,000
HOMES


MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charming
B&B. This compound offers a gated entry, near to
lovely Frank Bay and town. Multi unit property
consisting of (4) 1 bd/1 ba units with A/C, common pool
and garage. Motivated Seller! $1,195,000
INN LOVE A tasteful Great Cruz Bay 5 bdrm, 5
bath gem with a pool, spa tub, a/c bdrms, marble and
hardwood floors, professional landscaping, and
beautiful water views. Stone entry and courtyard and
create an atmosphere of old world charm. $1,795,000
CORAL HAVEN has fabulous breezes and
sweeping Hurricane Hole & Coral Bay views. Private
but accessible location on Seagrape Hill. Live in the
upper level apartment and continue to rent the
popular lower short term rental apartment. The hard
work is done for the main 2 bdrm/2bath main house
with the foundation, 21,000 gal. cistern and lower deck
completed. Room to add a pool. Many fruit trees and
local plants Priced to sell. $745,000
FLANAGANS PASSAGE VILLA is a brand new
classic three bedroom, 3.5 bath villa with superior
craftsmanship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof
and wonderful attention to every detail. Stunning 180
degree view from every room with a huge deck
surrounding the large pool and sunken hot tub on this
.61 acre parcel. The luxurious home features
mahogany cabinets, doors andfurniture, a gourmet
kitchen, ac in bedrooms and much more. A must see!
$2,850,000
LOVE NEST Welcome to this sparkling, bright &
airy, brand new cottage overlooking Hurricane hole,
Coral Bay, & BVI. A C/O has been obtained for this
gem, and plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA
w/pool on the 1/2 acre site. Move right in! Park your
money here & watch it grow. $559,000
ESTATE ROSE The largest private estate listed for
sale on St. John's South Shore. Double parcel knoll
top site offers spectacular views. Completely
refurbished main house includes 3 bdrms, 41/2 baths,
mahogany library, office/media room, spacious great
room, mahogany kitchen, spa, 12'x40' pool, plus a
caretaker's cottage. 2.2 Acres. $4,950,000
ADURO A cottage in a tranquil setting. Water views
of Fish Bay & Ditleff. A/C, pool, & professional
landscaping, 2 kitchens, 3 bdrms. Offering a
comfortable setting for residences and visitors alike.
$899,000


WATERFRONT on Maria Bluff in Great Cruz
Bay,"Villa Belvedere" offers unobstructed 180"views.
This 3 bdrm/3 /2 bath top income producer offers one
level of living, generous entertainment areas, cov.
decks, and 3 equal bdrm/bath suites, inviting
swimming pool/deck and mature landscaping Deeded
dinghy landing. $2,995,000.
TEMPTRESS has been recently renovated, painted
and the pool has been resurfaced. 2 bdrm suites are
separated by 2 buildings, a living area and an
impressive kitchen with granite countertops. All rooms
open onto spacious, private decks, affording dramatic
sunsets and sweeping views of the South Shore,
including Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole Bay and
Hart Bay. $1,650,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH is just steps
outside this Hart Bay waterfront villa. "Rendezview"
has been extensively renovated and features 4 bdrms
& 4 baths with tasteful furnishings, enormous
swimming pool, expansive decks, & stonework. Also
enjoy the lower 3 bdrm beach house. Excellent short
term rental income $2,895,000
FUN AND CONTENTMENT New masonry home
with 180 views Coral Bay & BVI. Tiled pool deck, 2
large ac. master suites. Stainless appliances,
mahogany hardwoods, hurricane windows and doors,
tasteful furnishing, stone accents. Plans for 3 more
bdrms. $1,500,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property on the knoll of
the hill above Cruz Bay Town offering panoramic
views of Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Zoned R-4,
this very large site is ideally suited for development.
Also featuring a 3 bedroom short term rental home
known as "Tamarind" and an enormous inviting pool.
$2,950,000
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a
beautiful home with outstanding westerly views.
Stonework highlights the upstairs master suite,
ensuite bath and kitchen/greatroom. Walls and roof
are complete. Beautiful landscaping. Plenty of room to
add..46 acre $1,095,000
ADVENTURE VILLA is a 3 bdrm 3 ensuite
bathroomvilla located within a lush setting with Coral
Bay views. This 4 bdrm villa is built for comfort and
privacy with trex decks, cathedral ceilings, native
stone, mahogany & cypress, great breezes.
$1,195,000
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CHOCOLATE HOLE .5 acre site with beautiful ZOOTENVAAL .82 acre parcel in quaint
ocean views for $409,000. neighborhood. Conveniently located to Coral Bay.
VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES Seller financing with Water views of Coral Bay Harbor and Hurricane Hole.
just 10% down, no payments for 6 months, then Nice breezes. Subdividable $425,000
make interest only payments for 30 months at 7%! R-4 ZONING! Turn key opportunity for Cruz Bay
Gated community of multi-million dollar homes, preconstruction condos. Plans included. Views of
offering fabulous views of the Caribbean Sea. Located Caribbean Sea, Little St James and outer islands.
above the Westin Hotel, subdivision amenities include Reduced to $795,000.
native stone walls, stamped concrete roads, & HARD LABOR! Walk to the beach or Miss Lucy's
underground utilities. Prices start at $549,000. Restaurant via deeded beach easement! Moderately
HANSEN BAY 200' of usable beach front! Fabulous sloped .25 acre parcel with subtle breezes and
views & breezes, private and secluded location! beautiful views of Friis Bay and beyond. Reduced to
Driveway cut to access beach. $820,000 $299,000.
CONDOS
CHARMING SERENDIP STUDIO. Least expensive condo on the market! Panoramic sunset views, small
complex w/lush gardens, on site mgt & established rental program, NEW pool, deck, and BBQ area $295,000
BATTERY HILL LISTING! B-2 is a tastefully furnished 2nd floor unit with tiled floors, attractive covered
outdoor deck, beautiful views of Cruz Bay, pool and a short walk to town. Impressive rental history. $699,000
COMMERCIAL
DELI GROTTO! Consistent sales growth of this three year old Deli and internet cafe located in prime
commercial space. Catering to tourist & residents alike, Deli Grotto offers baked goods, smoothies, cold beer,
extensive breakfast & lunch menu w/sandwiches, salads, pastries & ice cream available to eat in the a/c, on
the outside terrace or take out. $475,000
MARINA MARKET SITE, zoned B-2! This one of a kind commercial real estate consists of 4829 sq.ft. and
features a 2,999 sq. ft. building and adjacent parking area. Bordering the busy south shore road, this is a
choice location and convenient to Cruz Bay Town. An excellent potential income producer with tremendous
possibilities for a variety of business uses. NOW $995,000.

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AURORA- Luxurious 4 bedroom /4 bath
masonry villa on Contant Point. Enjoy
180" views from Great Cruz to St. Thom-
as, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor
areas, gorgeous landscaping, beautiful
furnishings, and excellent vacation rental
A history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS:
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms / 4 baths, in-
finity pool, exquisite furnishings, 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, walk to beach. Turnkey. $1,399,000.
FISH BAY Charming masonr home with c hoom
/one I tiful
mah covered porch, brick entry,
and terrific views of Fish Bay and beyond. $599,000.
WATERFRONT W/ DOCK Poured concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home on a flat 3% acre site adjacent to Natl Park. Enjoy all wa-
tersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the secluded
shoreline. Priced below appraised value at $1,385,000.
RENDEZVOUS VILLA- in presti ious Btmn Im-
mac ated
swim ," nilng, excellent floor plan,
spectacular unobstructed views on 0.90 acre. $1,850,000.
LOCATION, LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom
/ 2 bath stone and concrete home with large wraparound ve-
randa, travertine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large
spa, full A/C, large circular drive. $2,200,000.
WATERFRONT VILLA S acio i ated
just t for
boat .I n, 1. ac. ot, pool, marble floors,
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 12 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. Reducedto $1,099,999.
UPPER CAROLINA 1 bl/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, 12 acre w/gentle slope, room
for expansion. $760,000.


CONDOS & TIMESHARES
NEW CONDOS- Attractive 1 bedroom/1 bath units priced
to sell. Beautiful water views, solid masonry construc-
tion, shared pool. Small 4 unit complex at Sunset Ridge.
$279,000 and $299,000.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.
EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
ESTATE BELLEVUE Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
ADRIAN Off the beaten path, wooded /2 acre w/
underground utilities and paved roads. $250,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $340,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 -Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
Waterfront lot, $1.4 m.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. $450,000.
GREATCRUZ BAY- 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.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Water views, moderate slope, topo map................$199,000
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy....................... $250,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
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
ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE -
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$359k
SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS-
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
ESTATE CAROLINA -
Lower Bordeaux, beautiful BVI views, paved rd.........$199k
Ironwood Rd, great Coral Bay views, house plans.......... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views! 0.506 acre .................. $379k












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Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties

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

p I u s xl plus private
soaring CATHERINEBERG'S "MANGO BAY" covec with
ceilings, has amazing north shore views, b e a c h
extensive total privacy! 1+ lush acre (fruit trees CATHERINEBERG (5X5 Adjacent 4 "CONTENTMENT" Fabulous BEACHFRONT(4X4"HARBOUR
stone work, exotic African & exotic orchids), stone showers, "CINNAMON RIDGE" 1+ private acres also Contant villa, 6 bdrms, 6.5 baths, VIEW" new 1 ac. estate on Great
slate floors, custom mahogany fireplace, brick pool terrace, new acre, borders National Park; available. designer detail and furnishings!!! Cruz Bay harbor. Boat & swim at
cabinetry. Walk to beach & dinghy kitchen,4A/C BRs, gated w/carport. stunning north shore views, pool $4,995,000. Spectacular views to St. Thomas. Westin Resort. $3,700,000 Price
dock. $8,400,000 Exquisite Charm! o5,950,000. o & spa $5,250,000. $4,200,000. reduced!

Exclusively Listed Homes

BORDEAUX MTN. (5x4) STUNNING VIEWS! "VILLA FAR NIENTE", New construction in prestigious UPPER CHOCOLATE COLORFUL
Charming, gated .5 ac. estate; spa, fireplace, poolside Point Rendezvous is ready for you to customize. Great HOLE GEM! Masonry FISH BAY
kitchen, ultimate privacy. $3,450,000. views and artistic landscaping. $2,100,000. 3 BR 3.5 BA home, R E T R E AT
RENDEZVOUSBAY(5x5) VISTAERO" breathtaking "SEACAY VILLA", pool villa has unobstructed, pool, priva cate lower Immaculate 3





7x71 1 ac. UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrmm 3.5 bath villa has in convenient Chocolate Hole. $1,395,000. "SANCTUARY bh
views, huge pool & spa, fabulous villa or residence! panoramic ocean views and good short term rental BR w/separate bedroom /3bat
$3,000,000 Price reduced! history. Short drive to Cruz Bay. $1,995,000. entry, large room for home, borders
WATERFRONT (3x3) "LA DOLCE VITA" with NEW CONSTRUCTION CHOCOLATE HOLE totally addl. BR, excellent National ParkFish
boat mooring. 376 ft. shoreline. W-1 zoning allows charming, 2x2 with private gated courtyard, large rental potential.Bay & Ditleff Pt.
commercial uses $2,995,000. pool, planters & columns, arched doors and windows, $1,390,000. $795,000.
"G R E A T island stone showers, a/c, hi tech kitchen, etc. "SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4 bdrm, INCREDIBLEFISHBAYVALUE!4bed/2bathhomewith


tennis, 2 home, spectacular Coral Bay views from this custom 3 SEABSCUIT 2x Caribbean style, masonry, GARDEN" Serene
level home. Main level has spacious great room panoramic views, pool & hot tub. Immaculate, above well-built home
spas, walk and front porch. Interior staircase goes to 2 Coral Harbour. $1,150,000. th 2 units, lovel
beaches. Impressive master suites & a lower level studio suite below. "SAGO COTTAGE", adorable Caribbean style wool, gardens &
Rental. 2,495,000. $1,500,000. masonry cottage with wonderful down island views expansive decks
"POINCIANA" 24"COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA, impressive and great rental history. $1,100,000. in this quiet,
acres beachfront views with awesome sunsets & St. Thomas lights. "CASA NITA" private location
on Hart Bay. 3 Caribbean style. $1,499,999. 3 bed/3 bath 11 PRICE REDUCED
bedroom beach "WINDWARDSIDE St. Quacco $725,000.
house with spaCOTTAGES"; super villa with "CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" -Two bedroom family
Virgin and states i i i vy h ighligs sc & home plus separate studio rental downstairs. View
$2,495,00l these two charming lightrooms,big to Tortola. $415,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE NORTH (5x5) "SOLARIS" masonry cottages. views to BVI.
Spectacular views of 5 bays. 60' lap pool, courtyard, Hot tubs, bricked $1,050,000. OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom
and great amenities. $2,400,000. courtyards and TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT HILL luxury home. Magnificent views and sunsets
"VILLA SIBELLA" Beautiful new s bedroom villa in wonderful decor make Delightful 3 bedroom income producing masonry home from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/
Virgin Grand Estates! Spacious rooms with top of the this a very special with pool and privacy. Beautiful waterviews to St. Thomas' waterfalls and spas. Deeded home ownerships
line amenities. Views, pool, privacy! $2,200,000. offering. $1,400,000. Extensive exotic landscaping. TRADE or $999,000. from $79,000.


Exclusively Listed Land


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

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


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


Condos & Timeshares

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

"GALLOWS SEAVIEW"
S(2) .58 ac. R-4 & W-1
zoning allows multifamily
dwellings & commercial
uses. Spectacular views.
Walk to beach & town.
$3,200,000.


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