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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: May 19, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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May 19-25, 2008
Copyright 2008


ST. JOHN


750


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


Alibi for Only One of Accused in Cockayne Case
Kamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston Still To Be Tried Together Page 3


Hfhotos y St. John resident JacK brown


Another Truck Accident
This Lew Henley's truck ran off the straightaway on Route 107 and nearly landed in Coral
Harbor across from Sweet Plantains on Friday afternoon, May 16, around 1:30 p.m. The
truck struck a V.I. Water and Power Authority pole, temporarily cutting off power in Coral Bay.
Residents notified St. John Tradewinds of the accident and emailed pictures to the newspaper
less than an hour after the truck ran off the road.


Sirenusa Work
Picks Up Pace;
Units Occupied
Page 3
Cruz Bay Sixth
In Worldwide
Destinations
Page 4
Caneel Bay's
Tennis Ranked
Fifth in World
By Travelers
Page 9
Port Authority
Weighs Options
To Complete
Enighed Facility
Page 7
Ned Gerard
Takes Gold
In Bardados
Page 11







2 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2008


Stamp of Approval






















V.I. National Park, U.S.
Postal Service and V.I.
officials applauded the
new U.S stamp featuring
Trunk Bay, above, and
Gov. John P. deJongh
enjoyed meeting Julius E.
Sprauve School students
who attended the Friday,
May 16 ceremony at
Trunk Bay to unveil the
stamp.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photos by Tom Oat


Public School Registration for St. John Students Is 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
on St. Thomas at Schneider Re-
gional Medical Center or on St.
John at Morris de Castro Clinic.
A V.I. immunization card with
the attached clearance form is a
mandatory requirement of the reg-
istration 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.






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PSC To Discuss Ferry Issues May 19
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Public Services Commission will host a special meeting
on Monday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Legislature Building.
There will be an update on operational and financial matters and
a discussion of the decrease in scheduled service. Half an hour will
be allowed for public comment.

CZM Hearing Scheduled for May 21
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John CZM Committee 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 existing 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 building and entry
building with new stone and wood frame within the same footprint,
and expansion of an existing manager's house to add a bedroom
and a pool.

Memorial Day Activities Set for May 26
St. John Tradewinds
The American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post 131 will host several
activities on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Legionnaires will
form at the Calabash Boom Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., where they will
host a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.
There will also be ceremonies at the Emmaus Moravian Church
cemetery at 10:45 a.m., the Bethany Moravian Church cemetery at
11:45 a.m. and the Cruz Bay cemetery at 12:30 p.m.
Families with veterans laid to rest at these cemeteries are asked
to contact Aubrey Sewer at 779-4158 or Jerry Runyon at 776-6445
no later than noon on Saturday, May 24. Flags will be placed and
displayed during Memorial Day ceremonies at each veteran's site.

Constitutional Convention Hearings
St. John Tradewinds
Fifth Constitutional Convention committees will host several
hearings on St. John in the coming weeks.
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 commit-
tee's special guest to attend the hearing, where the committee will
announce 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 Services,
Public Safety and Homeland Security will also share its draft lan-
guage 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
Tuesday, June 3, at 6 p.m., all at the St. John Legislature.
The convention is scheduled to end its deliberations in July.
Because the constitutional language is still a draft, the public has
the opportunity to comment on it for possible revision. Anyone
wishing to testify may sign up at the hearings.

Graduation Ceremonies Scheduled
St. John Tradewinds
Julius E. Sprauve School students will be promoted in a cer-
emony on Monday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort. Guy
Benjamin Elementary students will be promoted in a Tuesday,
June 10, ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Emmaus Moravian Church.
Gifft Hill School students will graduate on Thursday, June 12, at
5 p.m. at Caneel Bay Resort's Turtle Point.








St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2008 3



Criminal Defense Attorney Shakes Cockayne Case for Client Kamal Thomas


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
It only took veteran criminal de-
fense attorney Michael A. Joseph
of St. Croix a few days to shake
the government's case against his
client, Kamal Thomas, in the June
2007 stabbing death of a young
Pennsylvania man in Cruz Bay.
Five days after being hired to
represent Thomas, one of the two
men charged in the murder of Ja-
mie Cockayne, 21, Joseph attacked
the government's case with a May
9 pretrial memorandum naming
alibi witnesses for his client and a
sworn affidavit pointing at another
suspect.
"They have been trying to get
me for a while," the Crucian attor-
ney said of the family of Thomas,
a native of Georgia.
Joseph, whose criminal defense
career stretches back to St. Croix's
infamous Fountain Valley case in
the 1970s, acknowledged he is
only seeking to clear his client,
Thomas, not co-defendant Ansel-
mo Boston.
Alibi Witnesses
for One Defendant
"To be honest with you, the oth-
er guy, that's his business," said
Joseph, who also acknowledged
he isn't planning to try to secure


separate trials for his client and for
Boston.
The court system tries to keep
trials in cases with multiple de-
fendants consolidated to save time
and money, making it difficult to
argue that a case with multiple de-
fendants be split into separate tri-
als, Joseph explained.
"Severence is very hard," Jo-
seph said of any legal maneuver to
separate his client's case from that
of Boston. "Usually judges don't
buy it."
Sworn Affidavit
Implicates Third Man
Joseph provided some back-
ground to the new information he
submitted to the court in an inter-
view with St. John Tradewinds on
May 12.
The attorney did not elaborate
on the "discovery issue" in his
memorandum seeking the "where-
abouts of material witness Jahleel
Ward allegedly sent away by the
People because of involvement in
(an) unrelated case."
Joseph confirmed that his new
witness, Glanville Frazer Jr.,
signed a sworn affidavit in Octo-
ber 2007 implicating Ward in the
attack on Cocakyne after an auto-
mobile traced to Frazer's girlfriend
was connected to the crime.


Kamal Thomas


The sedan matched the descrip-
tion of a vehicle which drove away
from the scene of the fatal attack,
according to Thomas's attorney.
"That car had something to do
with it," Joseph said.
Cockayne's family had com-
plained repeatedly that authorities
had not fully investigated the case,
including not seizing a car alleged-
ly seen leaving the area to search
for evidence.
"Still no one will tell me why in
the name of God did the police take
three-plus months to pick up the
getaway car," Cockayne's mother
wrote St. John Tradewinds.
It is unclear if the car which
led to the Frazer affadavit was the
same car the Cocakyne family had


"Kamal Thomas can only change his story
so many times and to so many people."
Jeanie Cockayne, mother of victim


asked authorities to seize for fo-
rensic tests.
"We figured out the car was at
the scene," said Joseph of the in-
formation which produced the
affidavit. "We found the car and
traced it to Glanville and said that
car was at the scene."
"He doesn't want to be an acces-
sory," explained Joseph who added
Frazer also wanted to protect his
girlfriend from criminal prosecu-
tion for helping someone leave the
scene of the murder.
"He's of no relationship to my
client," Joseph added.
Multiple Alibi Witnesses
Joseph also reiterated that mul-
tiple alibi witnesses place his cli-
ent at the beach at the time of the
fatal attack.
"We've got four witnesses, not
just one," Joseph added. "My guy
left (Cruz Bay) before 11:30 p.m."
Cocakyne's mother Jeanie raised
questions about Joseph's alibi wit-
nesses to support Thomas's claim
he was at the beach when the fatal


attack occured.
"Kamal Thomas can only
change his story so many times
and to so many people," said Jean-
ie Cockayne. "He stated he was on
the beach in Cruz Bay when Jamie
was murdered; he stated he and a
few friends chased and attacked
Jamie to get satisfaction, and now
they say he was at Hawksnest
Beach during the murder. Which is
it Kamal?"
"Why would two continentals
be backing them," Joseph asked in
response to questions about Thom-
as's beach alibi witnesses, which
included stateside visitors.
"It is widely known in Cruz
Bay that certain people have been,
'shopping for alibi witnesses,"'
Jeanie Cockayne answered.
Joseph is no stranger to high-
profile criminal cases. Early in
his career, he succcessfully rep-
resented his brother, Raphael Jo-
seph, one of the defendants in the
Fountain Valley murder trial on St.
Croix in the 1970s.


Sirenusa Work Takes on Fast Pace as Buyers Close on Units


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
After years of local controversy
surrounding the construction of
his 47-unit Sirenusa condominium
project overlooking Cruz Bay, de-
veloper Carlo Marzano was not
deterred by the recent upheaval in
the U.S. and international financial
markets.
Now, as part of the construction
refinancing for the project from
Banco Popular, buyers have access
to mortgage financing for the pur-
chase of individual multi-million
dollar units with 15 percent down
payment, according to Marzano.
In fact, as work continues at a
frenzied pace on the upper units
in the multi-level project, which is
designed to provide unobstructed
panoramic sunset views over St.
Thomas from every unit, Marzano
is facing new pressures to finish
additional units from buyers
anxious to complete purchases of
their luxurious residences.
First Owners in Residence
Meanwhile, the first owners are
enjoying their luxury residences
inside the towering iron gates of


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Sales have been completed on several units in buildings
in the upper level of the Sirenusa development.


the development which dominates
the skyline above Cruz Bay while
dozens of workers scramble to
complete additional units sev-
eral more of which are under con-
tract and scheduled for closings.
The closed sales of units repre-
sent great investments at "blow-
out" prices, according to Marzano,
who said he never sacrificed on


the luxurious details he originally
planned for the project.
The St. Thomas-raised devel-
oper displayed a hint of salesman-
ship as he pointed out details in
a three-bedroom unit with views
from St. Croix to the north shore
cays of St. Thomas which closed
in early May.
In fact, prices of future units


might be rising, Marzano hinted.
From the entrance courtyard,
which features a fountain with a
sculpture of a mermaid and dol-
phins, a serpentine road winds
down into the terraced develop-
ment passing a half-dozen two-
and three-unit buildings in various
stages of completion.
Luxurious Detailing
Workers are busy installing lux-
urious marble around an infinity-
edge pool at the residential unit
on the lower level of one of the
entrance buildings which will be
used as a temporary club house for
the project, according to Marzano.
In the middle of the multi-level
project work is just beginning
on the clubhouse planned for the
entire project, the developer ex-
plained.
Most of the upper buildings will
be completed within the coming
months, the developer said.
On the lower portion of the
project, the steel structures of two
four-story buildings await the next
wave of construction activity.
Even neighbors who had fought
the scope of the development on


the five-acre site have toured the
project and been impressed by the
quality of the project, according to
Marzano.




INDEX

Business Directory .............23
Church Schedules ..............24
Classified Ads ...............26-27
Crossword Puzzler .............24
Ferry Schedules ...............24
Horoscopes.........................25
Letters ......................... 18-20
Obituaries ...................... 18
Police Log ...................... 25
Real Estate ...................27-31
W ha's Happ'nin' ................... 4



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Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie
have been named top destinations
worldwide by TripAdvisor in the
2008 Travelers' Choice Destina-
tions Awards.
Charlotte Amalie was ranked
sixth and Cruz Bay was ranked
seventh on the list, honors be-
stowed by those who know desti-
nations best millions of travel-
ers.
"Visitors to America's Carib-
bean have awarded the destina-
tion with a great honor, and along
with that recognition comes tre-
mendous responsibility," said V.I.
Department of Tourism Commis-
sioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.
"These awards emphasize the
importance of ensuring that we
consistently deliver a positive and
memorable tourism experience
for all our guests," Nicholson-Do-
ty added. "It is not only the job of
our hospitality and tourism pro-
fessionals, but also every member
of our community."
Winners were determined by
TripAdvisor using a combination
of travelers' favorite places and
overall popularity. Printed along
with the results were real com-
ments made by TripAdvisor mem-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Visitors described Cruz Bay as "very beautiful... a
quaint little town."


bers. Cruz Bay was described as
"very beautiful...a quaint little
town." Charlotte Amalie and Cruz
Bay were also listed third and
fourth, respectively, on the list of
top 25 destinations in Latin Amer-
ica/Caribbean.
"Whether it's for their unique
beauty or abundance of attrac-
tions, 2008 Travelers' Choice
Destinations Awards honor the


most beloved destinations from
around the world," said TripAdvi-
sor Global Communications Vice
President Michele Perry. "Deter-
mined by millions of travelers, the
Travelers' Choice Destinations
Awards are unique because they
single out not just popular places
but truly exceptional places that
enthrall travelers and keep them
coming back."


St. John Tradewinds
It truly is summer! Hot, hazy and a nice breeze
- snow birds are flying north for a few months
- but the traffic seems just as crowded, especially
those mammoth trucks! Can't the police slow them
down! Are they waiting for another accident?
Trash and Boxes Pile Up
The trash along the roads is just as bad that
turn between The Marketplace and Penn's garbage
bins has been full of bags and boxes for over two
weeks! Thank heaven for Penn's men who clean
around the bins daily maybe they could include
the other side of the road.
Dolphin Market's men continue to make a colos-
sal mess when they throw boxes into the bin below
their storeroom. Can't they cut the boxes in half?
There's something called pride in your community
- wouldn't it be nice if they helped to make that
corner neat and clean?
Fish Trap Will Reopen
Aaron Willis and Jimmy Ghani will be back cre-
ating great fish dishes soon hooray! Hopefully,


Stone Terrace will reopen.
Pat Passes Away
Pat Jn-Phillip has always been a special St.
Johnian, just as her sister Margo is. We will miss
her great sense of humor and kind heart. Our sin-
cere sympathy to her friends and family. The me-
morial will be at Sputnik's on Sunday, May 25, 2
to 7 p.m.
Sally Smith Returns from
New Orleans Jazz Fest
The Queen is back! The Jazz Islanders were
back in style, belting out Sally's favorite songs.
Rhett Simmons wore his straight-from-Paris be-
ret, adding his usual solid bass rhythm. Dennis
Frett sang a terrific rendition of "Stand By Me"
- if you want to relax and forget your woes, put
Sundays at the Beach Bar on your "must do" list!
You might be treated to the next generation sax
star, Jonte Samuel, tall and handsome 15-year-old
son of Avelino Samuel and Junie Violones. He is
a member of the prize-winning Charlotte Amalie
High School band.


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St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2008 5



Danish and Stateside Interns To Aid V.I. National Park's Archaeology Program


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
While each of the students who
arrived on St. John this month
from both Denmark and the U.S.
have different personal academic
goals, there is one thing they will
all achieve together they will
help V.I. National Park Archaeolo-
gist Ken Wild in his exploration of
Hassel Island.
Wild recently welcomed three
Danish and two American stu-
dents, all of whom are studying to
earn masters degrees or PhDs.
Casper Nielsen, who is study-
ing for his masters in pre-historic
archaeology at the University of
Copenhagen, will focus on the his-
tory of inter-island small ship trade
and the Danish Navy.
Nielsen's own career in the Dan-
ish Navy has taken him to Pakistan
and India, and he also took part in
NATO's Operation Active Endeav-
our in the Mediterranean. He spent
his first week on island diving, ex-
ploring historical anchors offshore
around St. John.
"Ken (Wild) thinks the anchors
were used for moorings for plan-
tation owners who had their own
boats," said Nielsen. "They're all
at the coral reef edge, though, so I
think they might have dragged and
gotten stuck there."
Nielsen, who arrived on island
April 20, will return to Denmark
in late May, where he'll continue
his research at the Danish National
Archives.
1733 Slave Revolt
Syracuse University PhD stu-
dent Holly Norton is the one intern
whose research will not focus on


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam


VINP Archaeologist Ken Wild, second from left, is host-
ing several interns who will work with him at Hassel Island.


Hassel Island. Norton is studying
the 1733 slave revolt for her dis-
sertation, and she'll also help the
VINP with its GIS Graphic In-
formation System and GPS data
of historic sites, whose condition
and stability will be examined.
Norton, who arrived in Love City
on May 4, is not new to St. John or
the VINP she has worked with
the park during summers in 2004
and 2005, and she was on island
in summer 2007. Norton became
interested in the slave rebellion of
1733 thanks to her professor, who
previously worked with Wild at
Cinnamon Bay and did a study on
the island's East End.
"I've kind of immersed myself
in the slave rebellion over the last
four years," said Norton. "It's fas-
cinating in so many ways."
Norton hopes to examine the
slave rebellion "spatially," she
explained, by seeing firsthand


the plantations where the slaves
worked.
"I'm really interested in the so-
cial dynamics here at the time," she
said. "I'm interested to know what
the locals think. It's very important
to take that into account."
As for her work with the VINP,
Norton hopes to be able to share
her knowledge with the public.
"I think academic knowledge
should be public," she said. "Peo-
ple on this island have been so
wonderful, kind and supportive,
and I hope I can give something in
return."
Norton will return to New York
in September.
Leprosy Hospital
Mandy Barton, who is studying
for a masters in archaeology at the
University of Tennessee, arrived
on island just last week. She will
study the Hassle Island leprosari-
um, a hospital where those suffer-


I'm interested to
know what the locals
think. It's very impor-
tant to take that into
account."
Holly Norton, student
Syracuse University PhD


ing from everything from leprosy
to yellow fever were quarantined.
"My boss did her masters here,
and Ken (Wild) asked her if she
knew of anyone who needed a
masters thesis," said Barton. "So,
she thought of me."
Barton will work on recovering
artifacts for the VINP from Hassel
Island, and will likely write a re-
port for the park service on what
she finds, Wild explained.
Andreas Latif and Vibe Martens,
who are both working on masters
degrees in history at the University
of Copenhagen, arrived on St. John
May 4 and will stay until May 30.
Both Latif and Martens are in-
terested in discovering more about
who lived on Hassel Island be-
tween 1688 and 1801. The two are
excited to see first-hand the island
they've been studying in the Dan-
ish National Archives.
"We'd like to find ruins and arti-
facts there," said Martens.
"We want to know about who
lived there and what they were do-
ing," added Latif.
The plantation on Hassel Island
was not used for growing cotton or
sugar cane like traditional planta-
tions, explained Martens.


"It was not a traditional planta-
tion," she said. "It was used for
goat herds and was not worth a lot
of money."
Interpreting History
To Share With Public
Latif and Martens became profi-
cient with a machete on their first
trip out to Hassel Island in early
May, however their initial search
came up empty.
"We're using old maps, which
are not as precise as you might
want," said Martens. "What we're
looking for is literally centered
around the middle of the island.
We felt a bit like Indiana Jones."
The two hope to be able to teach
the VINP about early life on Has-
sel Island, and to show the inner
workings of its unique plantation,
Martens added. Both are excited to
be on island, explained Latif.
"It's a privilege to have this op-
portunity," he said.
"It's a great experience for us,"
Martens added.
Despite the challenges that come
with coordinating so many differ-
ent research projects, Wild enjoys
the help of the interns, who are
secured through funding from the
Friends of the VINP, and is happy
to know they are getting something
back from the relationship.
"Our ultimate goal is to use the
archives and historical records to
properly interpret information to
the public, and these guys can get
their degrees," said Wild. "We want
to interpret the history so we'll be
able to tell you more about it. It's
exciting for me to see everybody
have projects that are intellectually
helpful to both them and us."


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St. John Resident Shot on St. Croix


St. John Tradewinds
Police were called to a scene of shots fired at ap-
proximately 8 a.m. Monday, May 12, in the Cathe-
rine's Rest area of Christiansted, St. Croix. Prelimi-
nary police reports indicate there were two victims of
gunshot wounds who were taken to the Juan F. Luis
Hospital for treatment.
One victim, aged 25, is a resident of Catherine's
Rest, St. Croix, and the other victim, aged 28, is a
resident of the island of St. John.
The VI. Police Department will not release the


names of the victims unless they become deceased or
are arrested, according to department spokesperson
Melody Rames.
Police have recovered weapons from the scene.
The investigation is active and being conducted by
members of the VIPD's Investigation Unit.
St. Croix Police Chief Thomas Hannah urges any-
one in the community who has any information on
the shooting to call his office at 712-6005, the confi-
dential crime line at 778-4950 or 777-8711 or police
emergency 911.


CAHS To Host Mandatory Orientation

for Incoming Freshmen on May 21
St. John Tradewinds
Charlotte Amalie High School will host a mandatory meeting
and orientation session for eighth graders who expect to be fresh-
men at CAHS during the 2008-2009 school year and their parents
on Wednesday, May 21, at 5 p.m. in the Ruth E. Thomas Audi-
torium.
Students must be accompanied by their parents and must be
properly attired in their school uniforms to be admitted.
"Important information will be shared on expectations, regula-
tions, uniforms and career preparation," said CAHS acting princi-
pal Carmen Howell. "Students and parents will also select courses
for the upcoming school year and purchase the requisite two nov-
els for summer reading."

St. John Festival Vendor Meeting
Is Scheduled for May 21 at Legislature
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John festival and Cultural Organization will host a meet-
ing at the St. John Legislature on Wednesday, May 21, at 5:30
p.m. for all booth owners and arts and crafts and food vendors.
Representatives from V.I. Department of Health, V.I. Police
Department and the V.I. Fire Service will be on hand to enforce
the rules and regulations set forth by the committee for this
year's festival. For additional information contact 690-3692 or
690-1725.

No May STJ Chapter Chamber Meeting
St. John Tradewinds
The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce's St. John
chapter will not host its monthly meeting in May. The next meet-
ing of the chapter is scheduled for Tuesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m.
at St. Ursula's multi-purpose center. For more information on the
chapter, call St. John representative Kate Norfleet at 693-9099.


St. John Tradewinds
The International Green Energy Council has es-
tablished a chapter in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and
Caneel Bay Resort Managing Director Nikolay
Hotze has accepted a board of directors seat. This
will be the 28th chapter of the organization world-
wide.
"Mr. Hotze is pleased to be a member of the In-
ternational Green Energy Council, and is commit-
ted to the philosophy of the organization to educate
others about the importance of energy efficiency,
environmental stewardship and renewable energy
education in order to save our planet for future
generations of humanity," according to an IGEC
press release.
IGEC board members visited the U.S. Virgin
Islands in early February of this year. During the
four-day visit, IGEC board members met with the
VI. Water and Power Authority at Caneel Bay Re-
sort, which hosted the meeting.
International President Ralph Avallone and sev-
eral IGEC board members visited WAPA facilities.
After learning of the severity of the rate payers'


burden and the reason behind the high electricity
rates, it was deemed imperative to establish a local
chapter of the Green Energy Council with offices
in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Invitations have gone
out to many USVI resorts and businesses, as well
as government leaders.
The GEC USVI chapter's initial goals will be
to initiate education to school children, businesses
and rate payers about ways that they can conserve
to immediately make a difference. The chapter will
subsequently work with WAPA and government
officials to implement policies which will allow
for the expeditious application of renewable en-
ergy resources for energy production.
The International Green Energy Council is an
educational non-profit organization committed to
educating everyone from kindergarten students to
international leaders about the importance of en-
ergy efficiency, environmental stewardship and
renewable energy education in order to save our
planet for future generations of humanity.
For more information visit www.greenenergy-
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Port Authority Considering Its Options


for Completing Enighed Pond Facility


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
Watching the slow progress of
the VI. Port Authority's Enighed
Pond Marine Facility has been like
watching paint dry or muck dry,
to be exact.
While the line of vehicles wait-
ing to board barges to St. Thomas
continues to snake around a rocky
parking lot ringed with containers
and trailers at the Enighed Pond
Marine Facility, the V.I. Port Au-
thority still hasn't decided what
to do with the acres of filled land
behind the towering levee at the
partially-completed port.
Several months after VIPA com-
missioned a study "to examine the
stability of and potential ways to
stabilize" the acres of dredge ma-
terial from the former salt pond
which were deposited behind the
levee to dry, officials are evalu-
ating their next step in complet-
ing a project which was officially
"opened" years ago, according to
a VIPA official.
"It would be a significant cost
and a significant amount of work,"
VIPA spokesperson Marc Strid-
iron said.
Dredged Material
Continues To Dry
While the delay in completing
the project may be an inconve-
nience for inter-island travelers,
the dredged material has continued
to dry.
"By and large it's a natural
process," Stridiron said of the
drying of the sandy muck which
was dredged from the bottom of
Enighed Pond and the Turner Bay
entrance to the port.
The original plans to dump


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Dried material dredged for the Enighed Pond Marine
Facility's still fills the port's uncompleted parking area.


the dredged material at sea were
changed to allow for the material
to be deposited on land to dry be-
fore final disposal.
VIPA was never able to identify
a off-island site for disposal of the
material, although some was de-
posited at the Susannaberg Trans-
fer Station. That disposal plan
was stopped after rains washed a
significant amount of the material
into Guinea Ghutt below the Pub-
lic Works Department facility.
VIPA Is Seeking
Solution
The Port Authority has not
stopped seeking a solution to
complete the project, according to
Stridiron.
"Essentially the study was com-
pleted and we received a number
of options," he added. "Right now
the results are being reviewed in-
ternally."
VIPA officials are considering
the engineering of any solution


"for practicality and the finan-
cial side," according to the VIPA
spokesperson.
VIPA officials still need to de-
termine "which project to go for-
ward with and how to pay for it,"
Stridiron said.
Tourists and Trailers
At the uncompleted port, mean-
while, the traffic flow snakes
through the parking area for ship-
ping containers and trailers, as
passenger cars filled with resi-
dents, workers and tourists mix
with inter-island commercial
vehicles from delivery trucks to
heavy equipment waiting to board
a barge.
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treatment plant in front of The
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If new V.I. Board of Vocational
Education member Ronnie Jones
has his say, vocational education
in the territory will improve, of-
fering more opportunities right at
home to students who are not col-
lege bound. Jones' nomination to
the board, along with six others,
was announced last week by Gov-
ernor John deJongh.
Jones will fill a St. John va-
cancy, while Ilene Garner replaces
Dr. Yegin Habteyes, who has re-
signed; Kelvin "Red" Bailey will
replace Wilbert Gomez, whose
term has expired; Richard Difede
will replace Janice Soto, whose
term has expired; Quincy Lewis
will replace Lena Schulterbrandt,
whose term has expired; Daniel
McIntosh will fill a vacancy for St.
Croix; and Adlyn Williams will re-
place Riise Richards, whose term
has expired.
A strong Board of Vocational
Education will ensure the terri-
tory's program is relevant to the
times and interest of the students
and to local economic opportuni-
ties, explained deJongh.
"It is about building the skill set
of these young people to ensure
their future success," deJongh
said of the nominations. "I am ex-
tremely confident that these nomi-
nees have the experience and the
foresight to structure the programs
consistent with our state plan, and
the ability to build linkages to the
private sector, University of the
Virgin Islands and Labor Depart-
ment Workforce Invest Board. The
job of government is to make sure
our children have as many oppor-


as a student in the 1970s, when
he saw the benefits of Charlotte
Amalie High School's vocational
program.
"Charlotte Amalie had a voca-
tional program at the time where
they did things like rebuild car en-
gines, fix and paint car bodies and
work on air conditioners," said
Jones. "I could see where, if those
types of programs were expanded
to all schools in the territory, it
could be a major benefit to the to-
tal community."
Potential To Open Doors
The Caribbean offers many job
opportunities for students trained
through vocational education,
Jones added.
"In the Caribbean, there is so
much development as far as build-
ing and construction, and we need
to have more of our students con-
sider that as a viable option for ca-
reer opportunities," he said. "I'm
excited at the potential it brings to
open up doors."
It was Jones' involvement with
St. John youth which grabbed de-
Jongh's attention, explained Gov-
ernment House spokesperson Jean
Greaux.
"The governor believes his in-
volvement with young people on
St. John is invaluable in under-
standing their desire and help-
ing to shape opportunities," said
Greaux.
Jones has served as a substitute
teacher at the Julius E. Sprauve
School and worked most recently
as a credit manager in the accounts
receivable division at Caneel Bay
Resort. All nominations to the
board are subject to approval by
the 27th Legislature.


Summer Work Experience Scheduled for Youth


St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Department of Labor
advises residents of St. John that
registration of youth who are
interested in participating in the
summer work experience com-
ponent is scheduled for Wednes-
day, May 21, through Friday,
June 13.
Registration will be open to
in- and out-of-school youth be-
tween the ages of 14 and 24.
Interested persons are required
to bring the following documents
at time of registration: proof of
legal residency, i.e. birth certifi-


cate, passport or residency card;
Social Security card; proof of
enrollment in school, i.e. school
ID and most recent report card;
and household income verifica-
tion, i.e. last two paycheck stubs
of parent/guardian, last filed tax
return or W2 form. Those under
age 18 must be accompanied by
a parent or legal guardian.
The summer work experience
is scheduled for Monday, June 9,
through Friday, August 29. Each
participant will work for a maxi-
mum of six weeks, 30 hours each
week for a total of 180 hours.


Participants will be required
to go through an assessment
process to include literacy test-
ing, aptitude and skill level as-
sessment, as well as an interest
profile evaluation.
These processes will provide
the DOL an opportunity to de-
termine additional service needs
of each customer and serve to
facilitate the development of an
individual service strategy plan
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Jones, a native St. Johnian who
lived in the states for several
years, was surprised to discover
upon his return to the islands just
a few years ago that vocational
education opportunities had not
improved since his childhood, he
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"Being away from the islands
for a number of years, I expected
those programs to have expanded
so large, and I was expecting there
to be at least one or two major vo-
cational schools in the islands,"
said Jones. "I look at this position
as being able to provide a viable
second direction for students who
are not academically inclined but
know they want to pursue some-
thing else. Through this board we
can put programs and, depending
on the budget, structures in place
which can give kids more op-
tions."
Jones was first introduced to
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St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2008 9


Caneel's Tennis Program Moves Up Seven Spots, Now Ranked Fifth in World


St. John Tradewinds
Caneel Bay Resort served up an
ace last week when its tennis pro-
gram was recently ranked number
one in the Caribbean and number
five in the world up seven spots
from its 12th place ranking last
year by Tennis Resorts Online,
which annually ranks the top 100
tennis resorts and camps.
Caneel earned the number one
Caribbean spot for the third year
in a row, and is the only Carib-
bean resort to rank in the world's
top 10.
"It's a little overwhelming," said
Caneel's Director of Tennis Pat-
rick Alle. "I really never imagined
we'd get such a high ranking. We
always shoot to be the best we can
be, but number five in the world is
pretty unbelievable."
Alle attributes the jump in rank-
ings to several things, including
the celebrity pro exhibition series
the resort hosted last fall.
"The word's gotten out," he
said. "We're getting a lot of new
business. We're just continuing to
provide the best service and prod-
uct on the courts that we can."
Caneel Bay Resort boasts 11
tennis courts seven DecoTurf


courts, which is the same type of
court used in the U.S. Open, and
four Omni courts, which are syn-
thetic grass with sand applied on
the surface. The facility is man-
aged by Peter Burwash Interna-
tional.
Ranking Determined
By Visitor Ratings
When Alle first came to Caneel
in 2003, he measured his program
against another PBI-managed fa-
cility, the Four Seasons Resort
Nevis. This year, Caneel's pro-
gram ranked six spots above the
Four Seasons.
"When I came here, I really used
the Four Seasons Nevis as my
measuring stick and really wanted
to establish ourselves based on the
standard they set," said Alle. "It's
awfully humbling to be number
one in the Caribbean for the third
year in a row, because I respect
their director of tennis a great
deal."
The top 100 rankings were de-
termined using data gathered from
vacationers, who rated tennis re-
sorts and camps in 16 different
categories including tennis staff,
game matching and setting. Alle
credits Caneel's management for


Vacationers gave Caneel Bay's "setting" high marks.


helping him achieve such a high
standard.
"Management's support of our
events is a big reason why this was
possible," he said. "The local com-
munity is also a huge reason why
we're where we are. We guarantee
matchups for guests, and if I can't
find someone in house I lean on
the locals, who've always helped
out."
Caneel offers twice weekly
complimentary round robin tour-


naments and daily clinics and pri-
vate lessons. Alle said he plans to
host several events over the com-
ing summer and fall months, in-
cluding a USVI vs. BVI challenge,
a tournament with Nevis and the
return of the celebrity pro exhibi-
tion series.
As Caneel continues to raise the
bar, more and more people travel
to the resort just to make use of the
tennis facilities, explained Alle.
"During season, about 70 per-


cent of our guests are return guests,
but what we've seen over the last
couple of years, especially during
summer, is that more and more
people are coming down for ten-
nis," Alle said.
"People come particularly from
the southeast for long weekends
because they're reading more and
more about the tennis program,"
he added. "It's nice to know the
word is getting out and people are
coming down here to play tennis
in this setting."
Caneel Managing Director
Nikolay Hotze is thrilled with the
resort's ranking, he explained.
"A Great Honor"
"We're dazzled that the read-
ers of Tennis Resorts Online have
rated Caneel Bay's tennis com-
plex so highly and recognized so
prominently the talent and vigor
with which we pursue the game,"
said Hotze.
"It's humbling to say the least,"
Alle added. "Just to say it out loud
- we're number five in the whole
world it's a great honor and I'm
very, very grateful."
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By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Project Safe Neighborhoods'
anti-violence message was spread
to hundreds of St. John students
on Wednesday, May 14, when the
organization distributed its Speak
Your Peace CD and Draw Against
Gun Violence posters to the Guy
Benjamin School, Gifft Hill School
and Julius E. Sprauve School.
The Speak Your Peace CD fea-
tures songs against gun violence
written and performed by Virgin
Islands youth who won the Speak
Your Peace music contest last year.
Project Safe Neighborhoods' goal
is to distribute the CD to every stu-
dent in the territory. Nearly 20,000
CDs have been distributed so far.
"The whole point is that it's
young people teaching an anti-
violence message to their peers,"
said U.S. Department of Justice
Law Enforcement Coordination
Specialist Wesley Hand. "Each
one of these kids has been touched
by gun violence. You'll hear them
dedicate songs to their friend or
cousin who was killed."
The posters feature designs cre-
ated by V.I. youth who won the
Draw Against Gun Violence poster
contest earlier this year.
"Young people are the future,
and we've got to get it in their


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam


Gifft Hill School students were happy to receive Speak
Your Peace CDs and posters.


heads when they're young that
violence is not okay," said Hand.
"They're tired of hearing from us
adults about it. The contests are
a way for the youth to speak out
about violence and talk about it."
"It's a way for them to be part of
the solution," added Project Safe
Neighborhoods program director
James Latham, who, along with
Hand, distributed approximately
400 CDs to St. John students last
week.
Project Safe Neighborhoods is


funded partially by the Depart-
ment of Justice, but is seeking to
be funded increasingly through
private donations.
The organization no longer has
a St. John representative since the
2007 passing of Carole DeSenne.
Anyone interested in helping
with funding or volunteering, or
businesses interested in obtaining
Draw Against Gun Violence post-
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Swimmers Gearing Up for Fifth Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Swimmers from the U.S. Virgin
Islands, Puerto Rico and the states
are gathering their swim trunks,
goggles, masks, fins and snorkels
in preparation for the fifth annual
Friends of the V.I. National Park
Beach to Beach Power Swim May
25.
The competition, which begins
at Maho Bay beach, features a
short course to Cinnamon Bay
of approximately one mile, an
intermediate course to Trunk Bay
of approximately 2.25 miles and
a long course to Hawksnest of
approximately 3.5 miles.
Swimmers have the option of
competing in the unassisted cat-
egory, where only goggles are
allowed, or the assisted catego-
ry, where everything from fins
to snorkels are permitted. Relay
teams may compete in the long
course.
Major Fundraiser
The Beach to Beach Power
Swim is a major fundraiser for
the Friends, and part of this year's
proceeds will go to the VINP's
summer Learn to Swim Program,
taught by VINP Education
Specialist Laurel Brannick-
Bigrigg, for the purchase of snor-
kels, masks and other equipment
necessary to teach nearly 60 chil-
dren to swim.


The event generally attracts
approximately 150 swimmers,
and statesiders have been showing
more and more interest, explained
Friends Development Director
Karen Brady.
More Statesiders Involved
"We get a number of people
from St. John and St. Thomas,
a good share from St. Croix and
we usually get a pretty strong
contingent from Puerto Rico as
well," said Brady. "We've been
trying to put the word out to U.S.
Masters Swimming organizations
and other swim associations in
the states, and we're glad to see
those numbers growing. We're
trying to increase tourism and get
people to come down, and I think
we've just scratched the surface in
Puerto Rico, where there's a huge
swimming community."
Prizes for Top Finishers
The top three swimmers in both
categories on each course are
awarded prizes, along with those
who place first in their age groups.
This year's prizes are being kept
under wraps, however.
"Each year we do something
different with the prizes," said
Brady. "One year we did hand
blown glass statues from Maho
Bay, and one year we had a bunch
of artists do some paintings."
"We try to come up with some-
thing different so it's kind of a


surprise for people," she added.
The Power Swim not only
brings in money to VINP pro-
grams, it allows competitors to
come face to face with some of
the most beautiful aspects of the
park, Brady explained.
Teaching Next Generation
"It celebrates two of the most
fantastic features of our park,
which are the beaches and the
water," she said. "Second, the
funds go to support the summer
Learn to Swim Program, which
not only teaches kids the skill of
swimming, they spend time out-
doors playing and exploring. "
"This is the next generation
of conservation citizens, and the
more they get out into the park


and put their faces in the water
and see the incredible fish and all
that lies beneath, the more they
will understand the need to pro-
tect it," Brdy added.
This year's Beach to Beach
Power Swim sponsors include
the V.I. Department of Tourism,
St. John Insurance Agency,
Theodore Tunick and Company,
Mongoose Junction, Scotiabank,
Alfredo's Landscaping and Topa
Properties.
The cost to register is $40 until
May 24 when the cost rises to
$50.
Children age 17 and under can
sign up through May 23 at $15
and on May 24 for $25.
There will be a pre-race meet-


ing on Saturday, May 24, at the
Maho Bay pavilion, and the race
begins at Maho Bay on May 25
at 8 a.m.
To view photos of the course or
to register for the Power Swim,
visit www.friendsvinp.org.
Swimmers can also register by
calling the Friends at 779-4940
or by visiting the Friends store at
Mongoose Junction.


Meet a Few
Beach to Beach
Power Swim
Participants
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Gerard Takes Gold, Learns Patience in Barbados


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
High winds couldn't stop com-
petitive shooter Ned Gerard at the
Cible D'or match in Barbados.
The St. John resident not only
won the gold medal at the May
9-11 competition, which attracted
shooters from all over the Caribbe-
an, he learned a virtue which he'll
carry with him when he competes
in the summer Olympic games in
Beijing patience.
The extremely high winds were
a new experience for Gerard, and
for many other shooters at the
weekend competition.
"It was one of those things
where you try to wake up from a
dream because it's not really hap-
pening, but it was actual reality,"
said Gerard. "It was just a night-
mare for me. One guy from the
French national team said it was
'like zee twilight zone.'"
Despite the 30 knot swirling
winds, Gerard patiently lined up
each shot, taking up nearly all of
the allotted time for his match -
one hour and 15 minutes. Gerard,
who teamed up with two Trinidadi-
ans during the somewhat informal
competition to form the "Virgin-
dadians" which won the team
gold medal entered the finals in
second place.
"I shoot finals really well, and
I never lost ground in the finals,"
said Gerard. "I only gained ground.
The finals, which normally take
about 25 minutes for 10 shots,
lasted an hour and 50 minutes."


Photo Courtesy of Ned Gerard


Ned Gerard will represent the USVI at the Olympics.


Dealing with the winds in Bar-
bados helped Gerard prepare men-
tally for the Olympics in Beijing,
where wind is also a factor at the
shooting range.
"What saved me is patience,"
he said. "That's the main thing
I learned there. I just had to wait
for the right moment and not break
position."
In addition to practicing in
high winds, Gerard experienced
the type of pressure that can only
come with competing.
"Anytime I shoot there's match
pressure, which is good to have, es-
pecially on these little local shoots
where everybody wants to knock
me off," said Gerard. "I definitely
need that pressure."
Up next for Gerard are compe-
titions in Guatemala, which will
be a "real dogfight," according to


the competitive shooter, and Mi-
lan, which he considers one of the
most difficult ranges in the world
- although he doesn't expect Mi-
lan to be as difficult as Barbados,
he explained.
"There's no way the winds can
be as bad in Milan as what I just
experienced this weekend," said
Gerard. "Unless I shoot in a hur-
ricane, I can't imagine the winds
being any worse than what I just
experienced."
Gerard will be one of approxi-
mately 40 people shooting in his
event at the Olympics, and he's
optimistic and has a good sense of
humor about the competition.
"There's only 40 people shoot-
ing in my event, so I have a pretty
good chance of finishing in the top
40, which is not bad," said Ge-
rard.


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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Elaine I. Sprauve Librarian Carol McGuinness is waiting for electrical service to
power the air conditioning in the library's temporary facility.






St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2008 13


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam


SRMC CEO Amos Carty, Governing Board Chair June Adams and MKSCHC Adminis-
trator Harold Wallace honor employee of the year Bernard Richardson, center right.

Employees Honored at MKSCHC Health Center Day


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center
employees enjoyed the opportunity to step away
from their often-stressful jobs and have fun at
Health Center Day on Thursday morning, May 15,
where everyone from physicians to security staff
was honored.
Employees gathered under tents in the health
center's parking lot, applauding for one another
as certificates of appreciation were distributed by
Schneider Regional Medical Center CEO Amos
Carty, MKSCHC Administrator Harold Wallace
and St. Thomas-St. John district governing board
chair June Adams.
"St. John is a special community, and this day


reflects the commitment we have to St. John," said
Carty. "Employees here work hard and often have
to wear a lot of different hats, so it's important that
all the staff is recognized. Myrah Keating is the
jewel of our system."
The Health Center Day was just one of many
scheduled events at SRMC facilities in honor of
National Hospital Week, May 11-17. Wallace
enjoyed the opportunity to show appreciation for
his employees, he explained.
"It's wonderful to recognize all their dedication
to the community," said Wallace. "We're often try-
ing to raise money and working overtime, so this is
a time to loosen up and show our appreciation."
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Meet a Few of This Year's Power Swim Participants


Interviewed by Andrea Milam
ASSISTED SWIMMERS:
* Meredith Fletcher, retired registered
nurse
Fletcher participates in the assisted cat-
egory, where she usually places first or sec-
ond. She uses fins and a snorkel and mask
for assistance, and swims the long course.
What do you enjoy about participating in
the Beach to Beach Power Swim?
I like the fact that there's a bit of compe-
tition, because I usually swim by myself.
Every now and then, I like a little race.
How do you prepare for the race?
I swim all year round, so I try to stay
in shape that way. I'll swim for an hour
straight. I have to get cracking, because as I
get older, the competition gets more stiff.
What's your strategy for doing well in
the race?
Usually I rest the day before the race,
then get up in the morning and have break-
fast. I just show up and jump in the water. I
take my time warming up, where the others
will dash off, but I catch up eventually.
Why should other people participate?
I think it's a lovely swim. We've been
blessed with beautiful water, and this is
another fine way of enjoying the park.

* Chris Meyer, owner of The Lime Inn
This is her third year competing, and she
uses a mask for assistance. Meyer swims
the long course.
What do you enjoy about participating in
the Beach to Beach Power Swim?
It's very challenging, but it's an adven-
ture swimming that distance. The really
nice thing about having a mask is it's like
a two hour snorkel trip. There are a lot of
locals who participate, which is really nice.
What's your strategy for doing well in
the race?


I eat a lot of food for a couple days before
the race, because it's crazy how hungry you
get after a couple hours of swimming. I
sleep well and eat really well.
Why should other people participate?
Just to get out there and really appreciate
our waters and the V.I. National Park. It's
such a beautiful course and I think a lot of
people just enjoy it.

UNASSISTED SWIMMERS
* Jeff Miller, scientist
This will be Miller's fifth year competing.
He swims the long course.
What do you enjoy about participating in
the Beach to Beach Power Swim?
I like the environment and the scenery.
The Friends are great and it's just a beauti-
ful thing to do a fun swim.
What's your strategy for doing well in
the race?
I start at the beginning and finish at the
end. I don't really have a special strategy.
I like to feel good through the whole thing,
so I don't swim exceptionally fast, which
is one of the fun things about swimming.
One year, I got beat by a 68-year-old man.
Swimming is so much technique as opposed
to strength, skill and body shape. It's like a
big equalizer.
Why should other people participate?
It's a spectacular thing to do. It showcases
both the above and below water beauty, and
it's a fun, healthy thing to do. It's good for
you. This is everything that's good about
living on St. John.

* Miles Stair, real estate agent/broker
This will be Stair's fifth year competing.
He swims the long course.
What do you enjoy about participating in
the Beach to Beach Power Swim?
I just think it's a great opportunity to get


out and enjoy a fabulous part of the park.
To swim from Maho to Hawksnest is a
privilege.
How do you prepare for the race?
I run the 8 Tuff Miles, then I switch over
and start practicing swimming in March.
I also participate in the Friends' practice
swims.
Why should other people participate?
I think it's a great consciousness-raising
event for the VINP. I think the Friends do a
superb job. It's a very well-run event. It's a
chance to get out and enjoy an aquatic part
of St. John that is so beautiful.

* Louise Wearmouth, Tortola resident
Wearmouth has participated in the Power
Swim twice. She swims the long course.
What do you enjoy about participating in
the Beach to Beach Power Swim?
I think it's really fun. I've done a few
open water swims in St. Croix, and the
swimming in St. John is just so nice. It's a
nice course. You're not necessarily look-
ing around you all the time, but when you
do, it's really pretty. They did a nice job of
designing the course.
How do you prepare for the race?
I did the practice swims, which I thought
were really helpful. Other than that, for
about a month before the race, I swam sev-
eral times a week here in Tortola where I
live. I'd go to a good bay and go back and
forth a bunch of times for more than an
hour. The practice swims were great.
What's your strategy for doing well in
the race?
Nothing special. I just get up early enough
to have something to eat beforehand, then I
get in the water a little before the race and
do a little sprinting around to get my heart
rate up a bit. That's pretty much it. I don't
have a superstitious regime or anything like


that.
Why should other people participate?
The Friends do a lot of good work for the
park and St. John, and this is just another
means of raising awareness and fundrais-
ing at the same time, which is really very
important for the St. John community and
the visitors as well. I think visitors like to
participate too because it's just a fun way
to get involved.

* Ken Wild, VINP archaeologist
This will be Wild's fifth year participat-
ing. He swims the short course.
What do you enjoy about participating in
the Beach to Beach Power Swim?
It gives me a real good excuse to go
swimming and just stay in shape. It gives
me something to strive for, and it's just
a way of keeping fit. When I was a com-
petitive swimmer, I was a 200-meter and
100-meter butterflyer, so a mile is a long
way for me. I usually get second, because
you know how us locals are we don't
swim in cold water. But this guy comes
down from Atlanta and he gets first every
year. I'm right there with him, but he beats
me every time. What can I say? I'm a good
loser.
How do you prepare for the race?
I don't do the practice swims because I
just try to swim during the week. I kind of
work it in when I can.
What's your strategy for doing well in
the race?
I try to swim as much as I can before I go
and do the race. My worst time was last year
when I didn't get a good night's sleep.
Why should other people participate?
Because it helps support the VINP's
archaeology program. The money helps
us catalogue and analyze the artifacts. But
also, do it for your health.


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American Legion Youth

Flag Football League

WEEK 8:
Raiders 12 Rams 6
This game couldn't have been more exciting as both teams
played solid defense and scores were not easy to come by. The
Rams took the lead in the first half on a fine scoring pass from
Justin Doran to Enzo Newhard, the only scoring of the half. Both
teams refused to give up point as the game went back and forth on
offense. The Raiders finally were able to score mid-way through
the second half and hold the Rams scoreless which caused a tie as
time ran out. The overtime period proved just as exciting but the
Raiders were able to pull it off with a dazzling back of the end zone
grab by Steven Conley for the sudden death win.
Bengals 16 Broncos 13
The Broncos led off the scoring as Kwazi Browne zipped a
nice scoring pass to Afibae Henley to take an early 7-0 lead. The
Bengals came right back with Kevin Small at the helm tossing his
first of two TD passes to Marquis Pilgrim. Throughout the first half
both teams showed great defense as the score remained tied going
into the second half. The Broncos managed a quick score as the
second half with Browne passing to the speedy Bradley Fessale.
But the Bengals would not take that lying down and managed two
more scores, the second TD to Pilgrim and a safety which rounded
out the scoring.
Packers 37 Patriots 12
The Packers continued their winning ways and now hold tightly
onto first place with only two more games to play before the play-
offs. Carson Wessinger tossed five TDs to three different receivers
and played great defense. The Patriots' Nick Lopez also threw for
a score and received another. Xavier Trahan stepped back into
a familiar spot at quarterback, sharing the duties with Lopez. A
combination of speed and brilliant play allowed the Packers yet
another victory.


May Is Click It or Ticket Mobilization Enforcement Month


St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Police Department has an-
nounced the beginning of the Click It or Ticket en-
forcement campaign.
The Click It or Ticket campaign is a nationwide
initiative which aids in the prevention of vehicular
fatalities due to drivers and passengers not utilizing
their safety belts.
"In 2006 the Virgin Islands experienced 6,119
crashes, 1,688 injuries and 13 fatalities due to drivers
and their passengers not wearing safety restraints,"
said St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Police Chief
Rodney Querrard.
While officers are on the road daily ticketing traf-


fic violators, a special emphasis will be on seat belts
during the campaign. The campaign on St. Thomas/
St. John will run from May 19 to June 1.
Traffic officers from both districts emphasized
the need for safety on the road and announced that
checkpoints will be established in high traffic ar-
eas.
"We want you to know where we will be, so buckle
up, get off your cell phone, slow down and take your
dark tint off, because you will be ticketed," said St.
Croix Traffic Commander Sgt. Charles Orange.
"This initiative will continue on 365 days a year,
so do the right thing," Querrard added. "Click it or
you will be ticketed."


Standings as of May 12
Toam W-T.


PF PA


Packers 7-1 259 70
Raiders 6-2 199 152
Broncos 4-4 185 186
Bengals 4-4 146 219
Patriots 3-5 154 196
Rams 0-8 113 233


Check next week's St. John Tradewinds for results from the
Bengals vs. Patriots and Broncos vs. Rams on Saturday, May 17,
and Packers vs. Raiders on Monday, May 19.



Housing, Parks and Recreation

To Host St. John Summer Camp


St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Housing,
Parks and Recreation will conduct
a summer activity camp at Oppen-
heimer Beach for youngsters 7-14
years old at the cost of $60 per
child. The camps are from June 23
to August 1 on weekdays from 8
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities offered
will include arts/crafts, indoor and
outdoor games, beach/field trips,
softball, volleyball and basketball.
Applications are available at the
HPR building in Cruz Bay until


Friday, June 6. Interested appli-
cants are urged to apply as soon as
possible.
In accordance with federal law
and the U.S. Department of Agri-
culture's policy, this institution is
prohibited from discrimination on
the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, age or disability.
For additional information, con-
tact Shikima Jones-Esprit at the
Department of Housing, Parks and
Recreation at 776-6531 between 8
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16 St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2008


Thatch Cay Approved


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Thanks to a Tuesday, May 13,
decision by the St. Thomas Coastal
Zone Management Committee,
Thatch Cay will be the next U.S.
Virgin Islands cay to be developed.
The committee voted unani-
mously to allow Thatch Cay LLC
to develop the 230-acre island as 8
"greathouse" flats, 49 estate lots, 24
villa lots and 28 "harbor" flats.
Opponents of the development,
known as Thatch Cay Ocean and
Beach Club, outweighed support-
ers at a Thursday, April 18, CZM
hearing on St. Thomas, where six
people testified against and three
people testified for the project.
Developers announced their
plans for the island, which spent
several years on the market at pric-
es ranging from $18 to $24 million,
in March. Thatch Cay LLC, whose
principals include Paul Lange ofAt-
lanta and Isaac Levy of California,
has owned the island since 2002.
Parcel sizes on the R-l-zoned
cay, which features a wide range of
terrain and elevations, will be from
one-half to five acres. Plans include
hiking trails, protected wetlands,
preserved ruins and an amphithe-
ater. One of the positive aspects of
the development will be the remov-
al of goats which inhabit the island,
explained St. John attorney Alan
Smith, who helped Thatch Cay
LLC through the CZM process.
"Thatch Cay has a huge number
of goats which have denuded the
natural vegetation," Smith said at
the March unveiling of the devel-
opment's plans. "When that natural
vegetation is given the opportunity


to recover, that in and of itself be-
gins to reduce and control sedimen-
tation and erosion."
The St. Thomas CZM Commit-
tee asked for a formal plan for re-
moval of the goats as one of 21 spe-
cial conditions of the permit. Other
special conditions mandate that no
water from swimming pools may
be discharged into the ocean, and
no topsoil may be taken to Thatch
Cay for landscaping.
The development will be largely
self-sufficient when it comes to
electricity thanks to a solar/hy-
brid mini-grid system, which will
be augmented by an emergency
backup generator and a submarine
cable from St. Thomas. The devel-
opment will also feature state of the
art wastewater treatment facilities,
underground utilities and water
produced by reverse osmosis from
seawater. Aside from construction
equipment, only electric cars will
be driven on the island.
Thatch Cay LLC owners, who
will subdivide the land and build
all structures themselves, hope to
ensure the homes blend in with
natural surroundings.
"We have the philosophy of
wanting to do a project that is ex-
tremely sensitive in every area we
could think of as it relates to the
environment," said Lange at the
March unveiling of plans.
The development, designedby St.
Thomas architect and Thatch Cay
LLC principal Robert deJongh, is
estimated to take approximately 10
years to construct. Developers did
not speculate on when construction
will begin, or how much the project
will cost.


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Cockayne Family Friend Provides Update


Dear Editor,
Since the tragic death of 21-year-old Jamie Cock-
ayne on June 19, 2007, your paper has run numerous
letters to the editor from his family and friends, as
well as from strangers, expressing outrage at the lack
of progress in this case. I commend you for remaining
true to your journalistic calling, and not burying this
case in an ill-conceived effort to sweep these dirty
little affairs under the rug for the sake of your tourism
industry.
Sadly for the Cockaynes, the course of events keeps
getting more and more dismal. Suddenly, after 10
months of no activity or communication, the family
has to read about a preliminary hearing in their son's
murder in the newspaper last week (after repeated ef-
forts just a few days earlier to get some update from
the attorney general's office and their assigned "wit-
ness advocate"). They read in disbelief that there are
now alibi witnesses who apparently will stand up for
the likes of Kamal Thomas, Selmo Boston and Ryan
Meade, despite conflicting eyewitness accounts. And
despite the fact that key evidence has clearly been
withheld and there is allegedly another individual
who has confessed to the murder, there have been no
other arrests in the case.
Some people might be "over it," but for Jeanie and
Bill, who just sadly marked their son's 22nd birthday
by visiting his grave, it will never be over. I would
also like to remind your readers that all of these cases
- Jamie Cockayne, David Geiger, Don Callaway
(beaten on St. John in August 2006), Officer Dwayne
Isaac and countless, countless others who have told
their story to the Cockayne family are sadly not
isolated instances, but rather a disturbing pattern that
must be brought to light and immediately addressed
by federal officials (since the USVI obviously can't
seem to do anything about it themselves).


Here are the facts:
The territory's homicide rate is 44 homicides per
100,000 residents, compared with the U.S. national
rate of 5.5 homicides per 100,000, making it "one of
the most violent places under the American flag."
First degree robberies (armed robberies) rose from
166 in 2006 to 190 in 2007, and shootings were up
from 131 in 2006 to 171 in 2007. In the five-year pe-
riod of 2003-2007, shootings have risen close to 400
percent, from 44 shootings in 2003 to 171 in 2007.
According to your publication, the ratio of crimes
committed to crimes solved is frighteningly low. In
2006, there were 218 crimes on the small island of St.
John, ranging from homicide and rape, to arsons and
grand larcenies. Only two cases have been solved and
one is classified as "pending." In 2007, there were 184
crimes (including three homicides); only four have
been solved to date. (St. John Tradewinds, 1/6/08)
Jamie Cockayne's brutal murder and the mishan-
dling of key evidence, intimidation of witnesses, and
the casual approach to apprehending and prosecuting
the known perpetrators are indicative of the sad state
of affairs in the USVI, but tragically, only one exam-
ple among many. The Cockayne family is desperate
to obtain some justice in the death of their beloved
son, but are also committed to expose the frightening
level of crime and lack of protection from either the
police or the criminal justice system in the USVI, not
only for the benefit of unsuspecting tourists, but also
for the good people of the islands who have suffered
in this corrupt, unsafe environment for too long.
We thank you at the St. John Tradewinds for your
continued efforts to keep this case alive through your
publication and call on all residents and tourists to
continue sending your stories of injustice to Jamie's
mom at jeancockayne@mac.com. We fight on behalf
of all of you.
Barbara A. Alba


Boater Thinks VINP Hurricane Hole Registration Is a Joke


'ROBERT CRANE
?ARCHITECT, A.I.A.'


P.O. BOX 370
CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN
U.S.V.I. 00831



(340) 776-6356

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To All Wary Boat Owners:
After three years of organized first come first serve
storm registration, the VI. National Park has decided
to ignore their own questionnaire as well as boater in-
put in favor of total chaos at dawn (what time is dawn
exactly?) on June 28 in Hurricane Hole.
The VINP issued a questionnaire to boat owners
with three options first come first serve, a system
that has worked for the last three years; a lottery where
you put your name in a hat and take your chances; or
other registration method. The questionnaires were to
be returned to the VINP on April 30. However, the
article was printed May 5 in the St. John Tradewinds,
which means it had to have been submitted by May
1.
I find it hard to believe that even one boat owner
wrote in and said, "Hey, let's have a free for all at
dawn a month into hurricane season to get a spot!"
Can you imagine two people wanting the same lo-
cation?
"Great! I got my spot, it's dawn!"
"In your dreams. It's not dawn yet, you can't even
see the hand in front of your face."
The only problem that I have heard of with the first
come first serve system (the fairest thus far) is that
there is nowhere for boaters to line up. The VINP con-


trols three-quarters of St. John and yet they can't find
a location for people to line up? Sounds like a joke,
doesn't it? Sadly, it's not.
Now, if you are a boater who had travel plans in
June and you care about your boat, too bad! You are
stuck here for a month, until June 28, waiting to see
if there is an early hurricane threat. As it stands, only
with the first hurricane warning of the season will
boat owners be able to head over to Hurricane Hole
and drop their ground tackle in order to secure a spot
for the remainder of the season.
Why does the VINP wait a month into hurricane
season to start to issue spots in the first place?
Wake up VINP! There is a reason why the system
was changed three years ago from one of last min-
ute favoritism to the more fair first come first serve
system. You are playing with boater's lives, property,
homes and businesses.
The first come first serve system is the only fair way
to allocate spots in Hurricane Hole. A lottery where
you gamble your home, property and business and a
free for all at dawn a month into hurricane season are
both not only unfair, but risky for all involved. If this
concerns you, please call the VINP and let them know
that this is not acceptable.
Name withheld by request







St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 2008 19


Dear Editor:
The St. Thomas-St. John ferryboat service schedule
is set in accordance with the rules and regulations gov-
erning the franchise ferryboat operations, promulgated
by the VI. Public Services Commission in 1993, pur-
suant to docket no. 346 (revised, February 1992) and
Title 30 of the Virgin Islands Code, Section 15, revised
in 1998. There has been no change in the schedule set
by the statute since that time.
The elimination of all additional runs, announced
by our companies effective May 5, is in compliance
with the rules and regulations and statutes governing
the franchise ferryboat operations, which permit our
companies, at our sole discretion, to supplement that
schedule "without notice for the Fourth of July Festi-
val or other period of temporary heavy demand." Due
to the dramatic rise in fuel costs and the decrease in
demand, our companies cannot continue to supplement
the regular schedule.
Our companies' decision to supplement discretion-
ary service must be financially responsible and based
on the companies' financial ability to cover the costs
of operations. There has been a decrease in demand for
service related to the economy, normal seasonal reduc-


Dear Editor:
The U.S. Virgin Islands Public Services Commis-
sion assures the St. Thomas-St. John ferryboat passen-
gers that it is aware of the concerns raised by the public
regarding the recent curtailment in service by the ferry
franchisees, Varlack Ventures Inc. and Transportation
Services of St. John Inc. The commission is committed
to taking all necessary actions to ensure that adequate
and reliable inter-island travel is maintained.
At its May 9 meeting, the PSC met with representa-
tives from the ferry franchisees to discuss their curtail-
ment of several key ferry runs, including the 5:30 a.m.
scheduled run. In response, the commission ordered
that this critical morning run be reinstated to ensure
that the public was afforded adequate service. During
the PSC meeting, the franchisees were represented by
the general manager for Transportation Services of St.
John Inc., who agreed to reinstate the 5:30 a.m. run
from Red Hook to Cruz Bay, effective May 12.
However, on May 14, the PSC received correspon-
dence from the franchisees that the 5:30 a.m. run
would not operate. Should the ferry franchisees refuse


Dear V.I. PSC Chairman Joseph Boschulte and
Executive Director Keithley Joseph:
The ferryboat companies have received the agenda
for the Monday, May 19, meeting, scheduled without
statutorily required notice. Please be advised that due
to insufficient and untimely notice, no representative
of the St. Thomas-St. John marine mass transit ferry-
boat operators, Transportation Services of St. John Inc.
and Varlack Ventures Inc., will not be able to attend the
May 19 meeting. Furthermore, one of the principals of
the companies will not be in the territory, and the legal
counsel for the companies is off-island.
Moreover, had the proper and lawful inquiry require-
ments been followed, the inability of the companies'
representatives to attend a meeting scheduled for May
19 would have been obvious to the commission.


tion and the decrease in construction-related labor on
St. John. Due to the dramatic rise in fuel costs and the
decrease in demand, our companies cannot continue to
supplement the regular schedule.
Fuel costs have increased more than 234 percent
since passenger ferryboat fares were last adjusted by
the PSC in late 2005. At that time, the rate approved
by the PSC did not allow our ferryboat companies any
return. The law requires a minimum of 6 percent and
no more than 8 percent. Instead, the PSC ordered our
companies to continue to incur major losses on sched-
uled runs.
Unless and until our companies can responsibly af-
ford to resume supplementing the schedule required by
law in accordance with the law, the daily ferry sched-
ule runs will be every hour on the hour between Red
Hook, St. Thomas, and Cruz Bay, St. John, from 6 a.m.
to midnight with two additional runs at 6:30 and 7:30
a.m. from Red Hook, and there will be no additional
discretionary runs.
Loredon Boynes Jr., President,
Transportation Services of St. John Inc.
Delrise Varlack, Vice President,
Varlack Ventures Inc.


to comply with a lawful directive of the commission,
they would face substantial penalties as provided by
law. Specifically, the V.I. Code requires that all utilities
obey the orders of the commission for whose statutory
mandate it is to regulate its operations. Utilities that
violate this mandate are subject to fines of up to $100
for each offense, and a variety of other sanctions.
As a result of the announced refusal of the franchi-
sees to comply with the order, and their own express
commitment, the commission has scheduled a special
meeting to be held on St. John on May 19 at 5:30 p.m.
in the Legislature building.
The commission takes its responsibility as the regu-
latory agency charged with oversight of public utili-
ties very seriously. The PSC will continue to monitor
these events as they unfold to ensure that the public's
welfare and safety are promoted. The commission en-
courages the public to share its concerns, suggestions
or comments on this and all issues affecting public
utilities with the PSC staff at 776-1391.
Sincerely,
The Public Services Commission


Should the commission decide to go forward with
the meeting, it is with the prior knowledge that no ferry
boat representatives will, or can, attend. If and when
the commission chooses to schedule the meeting in ac-
cordance with the Virgin Islands law, and the rules and
regulations governing the ferry service, then the com-
panies' principals and their legal counsel will appear
before the commission as required by law.
Respectfully submitted, Claudette Ferron,
Legal Counsel for St. Thomas-St. John
marine mass transit ferryboat operators

Editor's note: The PSC claims three days notice
is sufficient during a crisis situation according to the
rules and regulations, and the meeting will take place
as scheduled.


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: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

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

3rd Degree Burglaries: 22
Under Investigation: 22
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 22
Under Investigation: 22
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MaLinda Nelson
malinda@tradewinds.vi

NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
jaime@tradewinds.vi

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Andrea Milam
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CONTRIBUTORS
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Malik Stevens, Chuck Pishko,
Ted Robinson, Susan Mann,
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Chabot Thanks Volunteers
Dear Editor,
Wow, it was an exhilarating season for all with everyone's participa-
tion! Volunteers put in well over 1,500 hours this season working on
ruins and trail erosion.
Currently my volunteer efforts on St. John have now come to a tem-
porary seasonal close as I move on for the summer to my Alaskan
assignment kind of a snow bird of sorts.
All of your participation at whatever level you wished to contribute
all added up to make the program highly successful and recognized
for our accomplishments this past season. I would like to thank you
for teaming up with me and participating, learning and especially giv-
ing back to the parks each in your own way.
My dream is for everyone to go forth and volunteer in parks across
the country and through the years! If we could get parks to have "reg-
ular volunteer days" everywhere, I believe many more would partici-
pate.
But even with that being said, I will be changing the volunteer days
this coming season (mid-November to April) to further accommodate
visitors to St. John. Tuesday mornings will be designated for trail ero-
sion work and Thursday mornings for ruins clearing work.
This coming season we have the use of a new 15 passenger van,
which the V.I. National Park has ordered for us, and is due in any day
now. Our future ambitions are to maintain the ruins we have cleared,
making yearly improvements and taking on some of the other big
ruins as we get approvals.
Have a great summer. Take care, and I hope we will all meet again!
Sincerely,
Jeff Chabot
Friends of the VINP Volunteer Coordinator


Email Letter to the Editor to:

editor@tradewinds.vi


Sunday morning, May 11
Dear Delegates:
The enemy of momentum is not always opposing
force. It is also distraction. While we can rail against
the forces that are against us, we can also find our-
selves straying because we are not able to focus.
At this time, the words of just one of your body
have become the reason for people to go off the path
of discovery and down the road to chaos.
I was so heartened to have heard of the big week-
end summit and the progress wrought there. Please,
you must ensure that your body can come before the
public and ask for their input without their feeling that
they already have been discounted because of some-
thing over which they had no control their various
nationalities. We can discuss sensitive issues with an
open mind and ear. We can also use the good manners
that we demand from others.
Please, I ask that you all come together as a body
that represents all facets of opinion and community,
and welcome us.
I just wanted you all to know how disappointed I
am in former Senator Bryan's untoward remarks.
I remain undeterred and I believe in this project,
but I am unable to even share my excitement because
people feel that Bryan speaks for the delegation, or
that the delegation is too cowed by him to do anything
about what amounts to rudeness and a deep antipa-
thy. I am of Eastern Indian descent on my mother's
side, Native American on my father's side, African on
both parents' sides, and European (Irish/English) and
who knows what in between. I am very much aware
of how this came to be. I am very much aware of the
struggle. However, until you prove yourself to be my
foe, in this present day, you are not.


Let us move forward, with all of our divergent ex-
periences and opinions, thinking first of courtesy and
respect for each other.
Best regards,
Anita Davis, St. Thomas

Sunday afternoon, May 11
Dear Anita,
Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. I
can tell you that in every bunch you will find someone
(something) of discord. On the surface it may seem
that the entire bunch is ill. Let me assure you that this
is not the case. Mr. Bryan has always indicated that he
speaks for himself, represents himself and only cares
for himself, and that this is the case here.
I also can only speak for myself, but I have faith
that the rest of the delegates are not in concurrence
with Mr. Bryan's comments. We are totally dedicated
to promulgating a document that is well researched,
documented and indicative of the will of the people.
To that end, we have agreed to continue seeking pub-
lic input, and disseminating as much information to
the public as possible.
Once again thanks for you comments.
Dr. Eugene A. Petersen,
Constitutional Convention Delegate

Sunday evening, May 11
Dear Dr. Petersen:
Thank you very much for your response, it is much
appreciated. I will continue to follow the movements
of the delegation, as I am not discouraged. I hope
that this type of message becomes part of public dis-
course.
Best regards, Anita


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St. John Tradewinds, May 19-25, 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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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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Community Calendar


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


Monday, May 19
The V.I. Public Services Commission will host a special meeting
on Monday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Legislature Building.
There will be an update on operational and financial matters and
a discussion of the decrease in scheduled service. Half an hour
will be allowed for public comment.
Tuesday, May 20
The Committee on Education, Youth and Culture of the Fifth
Constitutional Convention will meet on Tuesday, May 20, at 6
p.m. at the St. John Legislature.
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.
Monday, May 26
The American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post 131 will host several
activities on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26. Legionnaires will
form at the Calabash Boom Cemetery at 9:30 a.m., where they will
host a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.
Thursday, May 29
The Citizen Committee of the Fifth Constitutional Convention
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 Tuesday, June 3, at 6 p.m., all at the
St. John Legislature.
Friday, May 230
Public school registration for children residing 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.
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.
Monday, June 9
Julius E. Sprauve School students will be promoted in a cer-
emony on Monday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Resort.
Tuesday, June 10
Guy Benjamin Elementary students will be promoted in a
Tuesday, June 10, ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Emmaus Moravian
Church.


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


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St. John Police Department: 693-8880 or 911
Cellular 911: 776-9110
St. John Fire Service: 776-6333
Friday, May 9 in the area of Contant. Auto ac- 12:30 p.m. Marvin and Bern-
11:00 a.m. A resident of Estate cident. ings Co. c/r someone is removing
Pastory p/r his licensed firearm Monday, May 12 bound posts that they grounded.
was stolen from his residence. 1:20 a.m. A resident of Estate Removing or defacing boundary
Stolen firearm. Enighed p/r someone killed his markers.
12:45 p.m. A citizen p/r she fighting cock. Disturbance of the 2:35 p.m. -Acitizen c/r his villa
was being harassed by a black peace. was broken into. Burglary in the
male on the Julius E. Sprauve 9:20 a.m. A resident of Con- third.
School campus. Disturbance of tant p/r someone stole his exca- Wednesday, May 14
the peace. vator bucket from Susannaberg. 8:45 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto
5:35 p.m. A citizen c/r a dis- Stolen equipment. accident on Centerline Road in
turbance in the area of Grunwald. 3:00 p.m. A resident of Estate the area of Supreme Corer. Auto
Disturbance of the peace, domes- Enighed r/ a vehicle struck her accident.
tic violence, stairs, damaging same. Police as- Thursday, May 15
5:40 p.m. A resident of Estate sistance. 7:05 a.m. A citizen p/r some-
Enighed p/r his apartment was 5:48 p.m. A resident of Vir- one was in her residence and tried
broken into. Burglary in the third. ginia r/ a male stole her purse to sexually assault her. Burglary
Saturday, May 10 containing currency and docu- in the first.
9:25 a.m. A citizen p/r some- ments at Lameshur Bay. Grand 7:30a.m. -Badge #41 and#671
one stole items from his vehicle larceny. p/ at Jurgen Command with one
parked at Annaberg. Grand lar- 6:00 p.m. A citizen r/ a female H. Oliveri. Burglary in the first.
ceny. creating a disturbance at Dol- 9:25 a.m. One Oliveri p/ at Ju-
7:40 p.m. A resident of Susan- phin Market. Disturbance of the rgen Command and charged with
naberg p/r someone stole her mi- peace. destruction of property. Destruc-
nor son's Nintendo DS along with Tuesday, May 13 tion of property.
two games. Grand larceny. 10:15 a.m. -A citizen c/r a male 4:00 p.m. A resident of North
Sunday, May 11 fell off a house's roof in the area Carolina p/r someone stole his
10:30 a.m. A citizen p/r she of Rockridge Road. Accidental bag containing electrical equip-
was involved in an auto accident injury. ment. Grand larceny.


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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.V.I.

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.

PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 10 am
Atlantic Standard Time, VITEMA
Conference Room on St. John, VI

PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Friday, May 23, 2008 at 4:00 p.m.
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.


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


Get a Tan and a Paycheck!
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


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
malindar@tradewinds.vi.


Star isF

MARKET

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


CALYPSO CHARTERS Looking for an Office/
Kiosk Assistant. Tasks include: Booking Trips, organiz-
ing the departure/arrival of charter boats and rental din-
ghies, Answering Phones and Emails, and Multi Tasking.
Computer Skills are needed. Please call 777-7245
or email sheree @calypsovi.com


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


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

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

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




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


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


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SCENIC PROPERTIES
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay
* 1 Bd/1 Ba, W/D on site,
$1000.00
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, 1 Ba house,
great view $2100.00
2 Bd/ 2 Ba, W/D,
oceanfront, $2200

Furnished, Long-Term,
1Bd/lBath,
Chocolate Hole East,
Waterfront. $1400 includ-
ing elec. A/C. Call Ron
at (715) 853-9696




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.


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


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


marketpjace
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




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


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overlooking the water with views of
Buck Island and the other islands.
$225,000.00 Turn key operation
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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 '
& 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.


HOMES
UNDER CONTACT UNDER CONSTRUCTION PANORAMIC views over
4BR, 4BA with pasoramic Rendeczviui Ray from thii
S- views over (rCltl C rlliz Ila popular real home with
tO St. Thomas & Thatch grcea C.JribbctLn nflar rIrIR.
Cay. Pool, hot tub, game RA with huge &deL anid
rcmi. wCet bjir S1,799,DOO. pool SrCa. I.O60,ICOO.
TWO HOMES Inearing compll1 ion. A 2br. 2ha and Ibr, I ba colltgc. Il lgc views. Jums $995,I00.
AWESOME 2br/2ba c'nesil and a wall of glnas cpIelrs. lhc (Cnribbear water views $.17,.5,000.
NEAR TOWN A newly constructed villa with two separate 2BR/2BA units & pool. 1,999,999.
CONDOMINIUMS
Dovolopcr Unitl GRANDE BAY luxury DEAL OF THE WEEK
Now AvailabInl bieahtroni devel. Walk Io This 2BR, 1.5BA unil is
in from thnse (2]2hv 2ba jws1 &e mile 'rm C irui
unils starting at 1875,000. Ri. Aia r.ik surisct wa er
And, (2) 1br 2bi rwni!i views, oversized veranda _
SlatrLiilg At 51,100,000- laid hugc pool, 549,000.
CRANDE BAY Assignrmct or C'(. oTra cs. s lnrtg at S839,100, Pcnthtuse unit kor $875,D000.
WHY RENT Suniel Ridge 2 neiw Ibr, ]ba units w? huge water views. $279.000 & $299.000.
SIRENUSA I.uxuey condo drvel. is nearly complete. 2. 3 & 4RS avail. & hbeir atL 51,1t0,000
LAVENDER HILL In Tr1 r itty-lv el y 2br/n2ba prn1lhaic wilh eccIllr c rcnlal ircomc$9 95,O00.
LAND
EXTRAORDINARY parcel PHENOMENAL wat rtrn fil
bordering Nlional Park wl atLel in peaefIul FilI
270 r. t wtter rronlatf &lBay. The perfect building
small sandy beach oin Reef Ioica th Ir'T YOr drean
Bay. Enjoy views & sounds vacaioin villa w/ easy
t tlhc swrf. S2,750,0i00. beacSh access. E92S,00O
18 ACRES & 29 sub-divided lots above Rrndczvous with most roads paved. Call us for detail.
DEVELOPMENT OPFFORTUN[TY 4-pirFd plans prmnini II'r li nil1 CO nd prj,,, 3$,75 .,0Q.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lol whlh incompt r4ib]c nprllh *hliur vLw........ $2.00,0v0.
ON TOP OF THE WORLDI the highesl point on MamLy Peak. Amrazing 360 views. 3$1,99,0f0.
BORDEAUX 3.3+/.ac.knill top wi/panrniiic viiews exceL'cllent deerlapmrcrn pAoteFLil. $1,299,499.
WATERFRONT A RARE OPPORTUN[TY ii PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAL AT......... 950.00D.
FREEMANS GROUND ].argie uh.dividable 1.73T+- at. IItL with great walet vies-.....$444,999.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island views from Josl and Sandy Cay to Lcduck ............ 429,000,
REDUCBD oversized lot in Coral Bay near proposed rarina project ............. UST 1310,000.
WHAT A DEAL Choecla l IIule lot willh active plari & petrnliti iI place................... $-22',00.
LOWEST PRICED purcel in prealigicus Choclatc Holef A STEAL AT JUST ..........195,000.
EMMAUS A greal IVt tt a grOcl price with hugc C.~iral liay harbor views ....... Nw ju~ 0175,000.
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WESTIN VACATION CLUBMst wCeeks aInil- |LOCATION, LOCATION Many options e~vs
able. Prices mrang from t11,-00 tc t $25000. I l'o this Retail Shopping Cinter. 52,250,000.


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(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

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"Island Fancy" Classic Island
home high in Upper Rendezvous
with stunning views from Thatch Cay
to St. Thomas and south to St. Croix
and east to Ram's Head. This
charming house features highlights
of native stone, open floor plan, large
decks, mature landscaping and won-
derful privacy. An apartment on the
he lower level has large decks and storage. $2,950,000
S"Coral Bay Casa" Masonry 2 bdrm
2 bath home in Upper Carolina.
Enjoy unimpeded views of Coral Bay
Harbor and Bordeaux Mountain
across the valley. The master suite is
on the main level along with the
kitchen, dining, living areas and
deck. Spacious lower level bedroom
suite has separate entrance and is
Ready plumbed for an additional kitchen. Deeded beach rights at
ohnson's Bay. $950,000


-FEATURED CONDOS -
"Coral Crest" is a large three bedroom, free
standing unit in a great location within an
established condominium development
located just above Cruz Bay Town. Enjoy
cooling breezes and expansive views of the
Caribbean overlooking Great Cruz and
Chocolate Hole Bays. New common pool.
$725,000
"Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of the newest
and most spacious condos to be found on St.
John. New construction finished in 2005,
beautiful views, sun deck and pool area, walk
to town and Frank Bay Beach. The two
bedroom is over 1700 sq. ft. and the three
bedroom penthouse units are over 2100 sq.
ft. All feature large kitchens, granite counter
tops, stainless appliances, large closets, private wa
storage. These condos have it all. $975,000 to $1,A


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"Cassla Tree Cottage" This is a
cute West Indian-style cottage in
Cruz Bay with pool and wet bar, lush
landscaping, nice water views.
Walking distance to town and just
one hundred steps to Frank Bay
beach. Property is zoned R-4
allowing development with three
stories and multiple units. Some
leed restrictions apply. Two bedrooms and one bath, south and
outh-west views and professional landscaping. $729,000. 1


"Great Cruz View" Solid masonry
two family home with a nice view
overlooking Great Cruz Bay. Upper
level is newer construction (near
completion) and features a covered
tile porch, 3 large bedrooms, spa-
cious great room with cathedral
ceiling. Lower will make great rental
or caretaker apartment. Close to
own and all conveniences. $1,300,000


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IERCIALDEVELOPMENT -
(74-2) CRUZ BAY LEASE B-3 ZONING- Office or
commercial space for rent. The former Oscar's store
building, across from Lime Inn, is being renovated.
The second and third floors are available and floor
plans are still flexible. One block from the ferry dock.
Call for information.
"Little Plantation" -Three and a half acres of
subdividable land with beautiful easterly views over
Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin
Islands. This property faces east to catch the cooling
breezes, sun rise and moon rise. Walk to Cocoloba
Shopping Center and the proposed 116 slip marina.
$2.595M


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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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
HOMES
NEW IN UPPER CAROLINA! Expansive Coral Bay BAREFOOT Newly constructed 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath
harbor and beyond views. Live in the comfortable well guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood with
built lower apartment while adding second unit above paved roads, expansive Sunrise water views of BVI,
and/or completing the planned 3000 sq. ft. 4 bedroom/ Leduck, Flanagan & beyond and steady gentle breezes,
4 bath pool villa in this ideal vacation villa location. .5 acre with room for expansion of main house & pool.
Expired plans available..5 acre $425,000 Lower level has plumbing roughed in. $1,150,000
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in CVISTA is a magnificent open air villa overlooking
at the end of the road for added privacy. Walking the alluring turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay.
distance to Coral Bay. Currently configured as two Situated in prestigious Klein Bay and featuring all
separate rental units. Solar water heater, bedrooms amenities including gourmet kitchen, and tasteful
wired for AC, organic garden, washer/dryer. Room to furnishings, custom mahogany doors & windows,
add. Approved buildings plans available for additional entertainment room, outdoor bar and a/c in all
home. $749,000 bedrooms. This stunning residence exudes comfort,
REDUCED $100K! Bordering greenbelt, this class & elegance. $3,895,000
tastfeully crafted Fish Bay home features beautiful CHOCO CRUZ is a very successful three bedroom
stone and hardwood accents, vaulted ceilings & large vacation villa situated on Maria Bluff offering stunning
living/dining area & 3rd bdroom on lower level along South Shore views. Set on a prime lot and featuring
with a lower level apt. Water views of Fish Bay. Private one bedroom on the main level and two bedrooms set
location. $550,000. off of the lower pool level. Plenty of room to build
MYSTIC RIDGE perched high on a mountain ridge additional guest bedrooms and/or a master suite.
offers dramatic, "down-island" views. This 4BR/4.5BA $2,595,000
luxury villa has an impressive split level great room ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of beautiful
featuring a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining area & Hart Bay. Walk to Hart Bay or Chocolate Hole Beach.
complete entertainment center. Magnificent seclusion Newly remodeled offering 4 bdrms with ensuite baths
can be yours as you lounge by the large pool or hot tub. and elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre. Spacious
$2,795,000 kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel
ENIGHED JUST REDUCED TO $659,000 Lots of appliances that opens to living room and pool deck.
opportunity for this nearly flat town lot overlooking Multi-level floor plan offers privacy. REDUCED TO
Turner Bay and zoned R-4. Currently configured as two $1,700,000. SELLERS ARE MOTIVATED.
units for a total of four bedrooms and two baths. Out GARDEN BY THE SEA Bed and Breakfast is a
buildings allow for ample storage and/or additional living quaint Caribbean home with West Indian gingerbread
space. Motivated seller. Masonry home with lots of architecture and island style furnishings. Live in the
potential! spacious newly renovated owners apartment while
MERRYHAVEN is a 3 bdrm, 3 bath Bordeaux home renting the 3 income producing a/c units. There is room
featuring tile floors, cozy furniture, hardwood doors, for expansion to a maximum of 12 units as per the R-4
spacious closets, and private outdoor galleries. Enjoy zoning. Outstanding rental history and just a short walk
expansive views over the lush Carolina Valley to Virgin to Cruz Bay Town as well as Frank and Turner Bays.
Gorda. $1,100,000 $1,800,000.
LAND
ESTATE FISH BAY Enjoy expansive Fish Bay water LAST REMAINING WATERFRONT BUILDING SITE
views from this .5 acre with downhill & uphill access ON MARIA BLUFF IN GREAT CRUZ BAY! Enjoy
$375,000 spectacular sunsets, the lights of St. Thomas, and 180
ESTATE RENDEZVOUS! Stunning views of the degree views stretching from St. Croix to Mingo. 1.03
turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay from this .50 acre acres $2,250,000
site. Excellent location in great neighborhood! $475,000 PETER BAY Deeded white sandy beach access and
GRUNWALD Many parcels to choose from. Two gated community with paved roads and underground
adjacent parcels, nicely wooded for $190,000 each. .27 utilities. A .5 acre in Lower Peter Bay for $3,700,000., .50
acre parcel with expansive Pillsbury Sound views acre in Upper Peter Bay for $2,900,000 and includes
$199,000. .25 acres with South shore water views, preliminary drawings for 6 bdrm/6 1/2 bath pool villa.
cistern, slab and storage is place. Ready for 2nd floor ESTATE CONCORDIA Large .81 acre parcel, easy
walls. $379,000 build, good ocean views, and breezes. close to NPS
PASTORY Westerly views overlooking Pillsbury beaches. $550,000
Sound, .34 acre property w/cistern and living DREEKET'S BAY .762 acre parcel directly above a
accommodations. $450,000 pristine, sandy common beach (deeded access).
WATERFRONT LAND with spectacular year round Outstanding views of the BVIs and great snorkeling.
sunsets! Oversized downhill building site with gentle Driveway cut.$595,000!
slope. Views from St. Croix to Thatch Cay. 0.71 acres, ESTATE CAROLINA
NELY PAVED ESTATE BETHANYEnjo breezes, Upper Carolina .5 ac, expansive water views....$199,000
privacy, lush vegetation & water views of the South Upper Carolina middle tier great views.51 ac ... $385,000
Shore. Three .25 acre lots ranging from $170,000 Upper Carolina w/driveway adj. lot avail. 5 ac...$450,000
$215,000 Expansive Views, dual building sites, .75 ac.....$459,900
CATHERINEBERG! Breathtaking, pristine North Shore Mill Vista, small apartment w/ plans .52 ac.......$499,000
views of Cinnamon Bay, Tortola, Jost and the Caribbean
Sea; within National Park boundaries; excavated with Ajax, 2 adjacent .5 ac STT Views ..$495,000 & $540,000
driveway. 1.14 acre for $2,250,000. Upper Carolina, two lots 1.00 ac w/ driveway...$895,000
CONDOS
LAVENDER HILL! Fabulous unit in excellent condition on middle level; stunning views of Pillsbury Sound to
STT, wrap around decks, new kitchen & a/c. Newly redecorated and strong rental program $875,000
GALLOWS POINT CONDOMINIUMS! ST. JOHN'S ONLY OCEANFRONT CONDOS! 2 Upper floor loft units
available in this one of a kind complex. Excellent rental program, ocean and harbor views, tastefully appointed
and fully air-conditioned. $980,000 and $1,275,000.
COMMERCIAL
DELI GROTTO! Consistent sales growth of this three year old Deli and internet cafe located in prime
commercial space. Catering to tourist & residents alike, Deli Grotto offers baked goods, smoothies, cold beer,
extensive breakfast & lunch menu w/sandwiches, salads, pastries & ice cream available to eat in the a/c, on
the outside terrace or take out. $475,000
MARINA MARKET SITE, zoned B-2! This one of a kind commercial real estate consists of 4829 sq.ft. and
features a 2,999 sq. ft. building and adjacent parking area. Bordering the busy south shore road, this is a
choice location and convenient to Cruz Bay Town. An excellent potential income producer with tremendous
possibilities for a variety of business uses. NOW $995,000.

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LOCATION, LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to sunset views. Three
bedroom / two bath stone and concrete home with large
wraparound veranda, travertine floors, mahogany cabin-
etry, tile roof, large spa, full air conditioning, large circular
drive. $2,200,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS:
AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 1800 views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with ex-
ceptional craftsmanship throughout. Four bedrooms /four
baths, infinity 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. $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 masonry home with one bedroom
/one hi r tiful
mah r c, uic entry,
and terrific views of Fish Bay and beyond. $599,000.
WATERFRONT WI DOCK Poured concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home on a flat 3% acre site adjacent to Natl Park. Enjoy all wa-
tersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the secluded
shoreline. Priced below appraised value at $1,385,000.
WATERFRONT VILLA Spacious 3 bd/3 bath situated
just 25' fromwatpr' o.ln a tfor
boat ,i ors,
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 V2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
UPPER CAROLINA -1 bd/1 bath cottage, with Certificate
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.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harborviews
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $490,000.
CATHERINEBERG Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 14 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Water views, moderate slope, topo map................$199,000
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy....................... $250,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views .....................$295,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included .............$349,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo.......................... $375,000
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


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Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties

"L'AUTRE MONDE" Exquisitely p ; 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


ceilings, has amazing north shore views, b e a c h
extensive w 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,4AC 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! 5,950,000. & spa $5,250,000. $4,200,000. reduced!


Exclusively Listed Homes

BORDEAUX MTN. "VILLA SIBELLA" Beautiful new 5 bedroom villa "WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGES"; super privacy TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT HILL
(5x4) STUNNING in Virgin Grand Estates! Spacious rooms with highlights these two charming masonry cottages. Delightful 3 bedroom
VIEWS! Charming, top of the line amenities. Views, pool, privacy! Hot tubs, bricked courtyards and wonderful d6cor incomeproducingmasonry
gated .5 ac. estate; $2,200,000. make this a very special offering. $1,400,000. homewith pool and privacy.
spa, fireplace, "VILLAFARNIENTE", UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR BeautifulwaterviewstoSt.
poolside kitchen, New construction 3.5 BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate landscaping. TRADE or
ultimate privacy, in prestigious Point entry, large room for addl. BR, excellent rental andscapg. TR or
$3,450,000. Rendezvous is ready potential. $1,390,000. 9, u.
for you to customize. "SEAVIEW" vacation .COLORFUL FISH BAY RETREAT! Immaculate
RENDEZVOUS BAY (5x5) "VSTAERO" breathtaking or you to omize "SEAVIE vacation bedroom /3 bath home, borders National Park, views
views, huge pool & spa, fabulous villa or residence! Great views and villa. Charming 4 of Fish Bay & Ditleff Pt. $795,000.
$3,000,000 Price reduced! artistic landscaping. bdrm, masonry
WATERFRONT $2,100,000. home in excellent INCREDIBLE FISHBAYVALUE! 4 bed/2bathhomewith
(3x3) "LA UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath villa has condition with large hugepanoamcviewsandquetlocation. $750,000.
DOLCE VITA" spectacular Coral Bay views from this custom pool in convenient "SANCTUARY GARDEN" Serene well-built home
with boat 3 level home. Main level has spacious great Chocolate Hole. with 2 units, lovely pool, gardens & expansive decks
with boat room and front porch. Interior staircase goes $1,395,000. in this quiet, private location. PRICE REDUCED
mooring. 376 ft. to 2 master suites & a lower level studio suite 7 "SEABISCUIT" $725,000.

zoning allows (2x2) Caribbean "CARO LINA
commercialuses "SEACAY VILLA", pool villa has unobstructed, style, masonry, FIXER-UPPER"
$2,995,000. panoramic ocean views and good short term rental panoramic views Two bedroom
history. Short drive to Cruz Bay. $1,995,000. pool & hot tub. family home plus
"GREAT EXPECTATIONS" (7x712) 1 ac., tennis" COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILLVILLA, impressive Immaculate, above separate studio
Shoes pools spas wal to beaches. pressive views with awesome sunsets & St. Thomas lights. hhCoral Hab rental downstairs.
rental. $2,495,000. $2Caribbean style. $1,499,999. $1,150,000. Vie Tortola.
"POINCIANA" 1.24 acres beachfront on Hart Bay. 3 NEW CONSTRUCTION CHOCOLATE "SAGO COTTAGE", adorable Caribbean style $41,000.
bedroom beach house with spa, views and breezes. HOLE totally charming, 2x2 with private masonry cottage with wonderful down island views OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom
$2,495,000. gated courtyard, large pool, planters & and great rental history. $1,100,000. luxury home. Magnificent views and sunsets
CHOCOLATE HOLE NORTH (5x5) "SOLARIS" columns, arched doors and windows, island "CASA NITA" 3 bed/3 bath St. Quacco villa waterfalls and spas. Deeded home ownerships
Spectacular views of 5 bays. 60' lap pool, courtyard, stone showers, a/c, hi tech kitchen, etc. with spacious & light rooms, big views to BVI. from $79,000.
and great amenities. $2,400,000. $1,495,000. $1,050,000.


Exclusively Listed Land


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


"AZURE BAY" ESTATES IN
CONTANT..5 ac. with 180 degree
views over Pillsbury Sound to
St. Thomas & St. James islands.
Quiet, breezy convenient to Cruz
Bay. Owner financing. $650,000


$525,000
$399,000
$399,000

$3,200,000
$2,950,000
$2,800,000

$385,000
$375,000

$167,000

$595,000

$625,000
$285,000
Beautiful


WATERFRONT parcels ranging from .5 1.36 acres in
some of St. John's best areas! $635,000-$2,500,000.
"LOVANGO CAY" 3 waterfront & hillside properties
feature upscale amenities and infrastructure; barge
landing with piers, paved roads, underground electric,
access to beach and much more! Amazing views,
realistically priced from $600,000 to $899,000!
"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.


"UPPER MONTE BAY" -SPECTACULAR, PRIVATE SOUTH SHORE
LAND WITH PRISTINE
VIEWS. Low density



& underground utilities






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.
AFFORDABLE VIEW LOTS "CALABASH BOOM" .4 acre
IN CORAL BAY ranging from parcel adjacent to Sago Cottage.
.340-.51 acres just$177,500 Great views, private. Topo map
-$495,000. available. $550,000.


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

f "GALLOWS SEAVIEW"
12x2) .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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