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

Unity Group
Urges Paying
Old Tax Rate
in Solidarity
Page 3
Crisis Center
Offering New
Safety Net for
Island Families
Page 7
Boaters Ready
for Hurricane
Hole Mooring
Claim Armada
Page 9
Three Young
Women Vie for
2008 Princess
Page 6
Teacher/Artist Etre
Honored for Work
Page 13


St. John Iradewinds News Photos by Iristan Ewald

Pan-O-Rama 2008
A large crowd packed the Cruz Bay waterfront on
Saturday afternoon, May 31, for Pan-O-Rama. Steel
pans from across St. John and St. Thomas showed
their stuff as Festival 2008 officially opened. This year's
theme is "Jump Up and Congregate for Festival 2008."
The St. John Princess 2008 selection show, on Sunday
evening, June 15, at the Winston Wells ball field, is the
next big event.

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Pan-O-Rama Kicks Off Festival 2008

Steel bands from
across St. Thomas and
St. John performed
during Pan-O-Rama
on Saturday afternoon,
May 31, along the Cruz
Bay waterfront, officially
opening St. John
Festival 2008.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photos by Tristan Ewald

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CBCC Monthly Forum Set for June 9
St. John Tradewinds
Department of Planning and Natural Resources Coastal Zone
Management Director Janice Hodge will speak at the next Coral
Bay Community Council forum on Monday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. at
the John's Folly Learning Institute in Coral Bay.
Hodge will speak on CZM regulations and use of submerged
lands in the Virgin Islands, the Major CZM water permitting pro-
cess and the environmental concerns that need to be addressed in
permit applications for marinas and docks, especially. She intends
to give citizens an overall understanding of the complete appli-
cation process, environmental concerns, and CZM mandates for
submerged lands use at a practical level. There will be time for
questions from the audience. The meeting will last approximately
one hour.
For more information call the CBCC office at 776-2099 or email
coralbaycommunitycouncil @hotmail.com.

Graduation Ceremonies Scheduled
St. John Tradewinds
Guy H. Benjamin Elementary students will be promoted in a
Tuesday, June 10, ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Emmaus Moravian
Church. Julius E. Sprauve School's promotion ceremony has
changed. JESS students will now be promoted on Wednesday,
June 11, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Church. Gifft Hill School
students will graduate on Thursday, June 12, at 5 p.m. at Caneel
Bay Resort's Turtle Bay Point.

"Free To Read" Program at Library
St. John Tradewinds
The Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library and the Commu-
nity Foundation of the Virgin Islands are sponsoring the "Free To
Read" summer reading program.
From June 24 through August 22 readers are asked to register at
the Elaine Sparuve Library and receive a reading log. Readers will
enter every 20 minutes of reading in the log, and upon reaching
two hours, they will be eligible for a free book and small prize.
The library will also have two copies from most local school
summer reading lists available for loan. For more information on
"Free to Read" please call 776-6359.

"Sister Circle" Support Group Formed
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Community Crisis Center has formed a "Sister
Circle." Intended as a support for women to handle their everyday
challenges and encourage positive growth, the women's group will
meet on Tuesday evenings between 6 and 7 p.m. at the SJCCC of-
fice in the Lumberyard complex above St. John Ice Company. For
more information call SJCCC at 693-7233.

Epiphany Theater Auditions June 9-10
St. John Tradewinds
The Epiphany Theater Company of St. John is calling for audi-
tions for its 2008 fundraiser, "Keep 'Em Guessing." This show will
feature a series of hilarious comedy skits. Males and females are
needed to perform brief comedic roles. Auditions will be at the St.
John School of the Arts on June 9 and 10 with callbacks scheduled
for June 12. All times are 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact
Paul Devine at 514-6615 or Cynthia Smith at 513-0514.

Chamber Chapter Meeting June 17
St. John Tradewinds
The St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce's next meeting
of the St. John 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 Kate Norfleet at 693-9099.

St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 3

Residents Can Choose Between Old and New Tax Rates for '06

Government will issue two tax bills under interim agreement for 2006

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Under a temporary agreement, St. John
residents have a reprieve from skyrocketing
property taxes at least this year.
VI. Unity Day Group members shared
details of a property tax interim agreement
between lawyers and VI. government offi-
cials with about 50 residents at a Thursday
evening, June 5, meeting at the St. John
Legislature building.
Commercial and residential property taxes
have been frozen at the 1998 rate since 2003
when District Court Judge Thomas Moore
deemed the V.I. government's tax collection
system unfair and placed an injunction on
tax rates.
Georgia-based BearingPoint won a $6.5
million government contract to conduct a
mass revaluation of all the properties in the
territory, which the company recently com-
Many St. John residents facing bills
four to 10 times higher than their previous
property tax bills strongly disagreed with
their new values and the process by which
BearingPoint assessed their properties.
The VI. Unity Day Group retained Attor-
ney James Derr, who filed a lawsuit against
the V.I. government objecting to the prop-
erty revaluation.
Injunction Still in Place
Although the revaluation is complete and
court-appointed Special Master Joe Hunt
has given a favorable review of the process,
the District Court injunction has not yet
been lifted.
The government, however, is in need of
revenue and officials have been scrambling
to find a way to collect property taxes.

Cid Hamling makes a point during th
Margie Labrenz listens.

While District Court Judge Curtis Gomez
continues hearing arguments on the property
tax case, government officials and lawyers
hammered out a temporary agreement en-
abling the V.I. Tax Assessor's Office to mail
out 2006 property tax bills.
The 2006 bills will include two tax val-
ues. One tax amount will reflect the higher
revaluated rate and the other rate will be the
lower 2005 rate, before the revaluation.
Government Needs Money
"The governor is crying he needs money
and we've never said that we don't want to
pay property taxes," said Unity Day Group
member Lorelei Monsanto. "In order to as-
sist the government, an interim agreement
was created with choices given."

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

ie Unity Day-sponsored meeting as

Residents have the option of paying the
higher 2006 rate which should be close
to the estimated rate mailed to residents sev-
eral months ago or the lower 2005 rate,
explained Unity Day property tax chairper-
son Myrtle Barry.
"The agreement should be drafted soon,
but we wanted you to be informed as soon
as possible," Barry said. "The agreement al-
lows taxpayers to have a choice of their old
bills what they paid in 2005 or their
new bills based on the newly assessed val-
ues for 2006."
No Penalties for Paying Lower Rate
"It's up to us to choose the bill that makes
the most economic sense for us," Barry
continued. "We think that will be the 2005

Residents will not be penalized in any
way for paying the lower rate, she added.
Barry urged residents to read their 2006
bills carefully.
"Make sure you understand the bill and
you pay the rate you want," said Barry.
While the 2006 bills will actually be low-
er for some residents in St. Thomas and St.
Croix, that doesn't seem to be the case for
most St. John property owners, Barry ex-
St. Croix and St. Thomas Are Happy
"People on St. Thomas and St. Croix are
quite happy with their new assessments,"
said Monsanto. "St. John was thrown a
curve ball and we went higher. But we have
a choice."
"If you wish to pay the lower the rate, you
can," Monsanto continued. "In solidarity,
we'd like the people of St. John to pay the
lower rate because we're fighting the sys-
It remained uncertain when the 2006 bills
will actually be sent, Monsanto added.
Wrong Information in Public
With so much wrong information in the
public, residents should share what they
know about the new tax bills with friends
and neighbors, explained Monsanto.
"Too many people are not aware of what's
going on," she said. "We are all in this to-
gether and we must educate everyone."
Residents who have been receiving notic-
es of delinquent property taxes from years
ago should not be worried, according to
"I know these notices are causing quite a
scare, but don' be afraid," she said. "The key
Continued on Page 22

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Rotary has taken over
the helm of the much anticipat-
ed Children's Village during the
St. John Festival and Cultural
Celebration this year.
While St. John Community
Foundation members have run
the fun-filled festivities in the
past, Rotarians will ensure the
island's children will once again
have a drug- and alcohol-free
place to play games and win
prizes from June 28 through
July 3 in the parking lot across
from St. John Editions, near the
V.I. National Park ball field.
"We're very excited about

taking over management of the
Children's Village," said incom-
ing St. John Rotary President
B.J. Harris. "Fortunately, a lot
of St. John Community Foun-
dation members will be helping
out to make sure it's as good as
Children can expect the usual
fun games including the popu-
lar basketball throw and soft-
ball toss, as well as face paint-
ing and a ton of prizes.
"We've already ordered all of
the prizes, we've surveyed the
trailer and have started making
repairs where we need to," Har-
ris said.
More volunteers are needed

in order to ensure that the Chil-
dren's Village is once again a
success this year, added Harris.
"As always, we will be look-
ing to the community to come
out and volunteer to help run
the games, give out prizes and
face paint," she said.
Interested volunteers should
contact Harris at St. John Prop-
erties at 693-8485 or John Full-
er at 776-4752.
Rotary members are thrilled
to be part of such an excit-
ing island tradition, Harris ex-
"We're extremely excited to
be able to do this with the help
of the community," she said.

2008 RAIN


at Trunk Bay

May Rainfall
1.69 Inches

Average May
4.17 Inches

Total YTD Rainfall
12.99 Inches

Average YTD
13.65 Inches

Business Directory .............26
Church Schedules ..............24
Classified Ads ................. 27
Crossword Puzzler .............24
Fashion Forward ...............14
Ferry Schedules .................24
Horoscopes....................... 25
Letters ................................19
O bituaries ......................... 18
Paws for a Moment ............16
Police Log ...................... 25
Real Estate ...................27-31
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Lois Hassel-Habtes was so excited about her
school's steel band and I can see why they have
only played since December, they smiled and kept
perfect time while they moved with great rhythm
- their arrangements were perfect their overall
behavior showed that they loved to play.
Their ages averaged nine years each parent
made sure that their child's actions were totally
under control. I heard one mother say to her son,
"If you do that again, you aren't going to play."
Good for her!
Mr. Donadelle and Mr. Haynes are to be con-
gratulated on creating a wonderful steel band!
That discipline will teach the children self-respect,
the joys of creating good music with a group, and
the importance of rehearsals.
Congratulations to the other bands and their di-
rectors it was a great show!
Tradewinds Building Needs Attention
Last week's article about the conditions sur-
rounding this once-sparkling apartment building
brought many comments from residents.
The garden is dying, fresh paint is needed and
street people spend the night on the balconies.
There is a new person who oversees the manage-
ment, but where is he? We all hope that these de-
pressing conditions are corrected soon!
Public Works and Private Garbage
Collector Try Their Best
The garbage bin below Dolphin Market is pretty
bad, but Wharfside Village now gets the prize for
the worst bin in town! Boxes tumble into the street
- it's a lovely entrance to Cruz Bay from the
Grande Bay and cemetery area. Be sure and clean
up Cruz Bay beach, but who cares about the piles
of boxes and bags, and I have heard comments
about the new bathrooms at Wharfside actually,
they are quite attractive. It's funny, but the bath-
rooms in back of the Beach Bar area are dreadful,
maybe it's because there's no gambling nearby. Is
there hope for new clean bathrooms?
Naomi's Beauty Salon Opens
That attractive building across from Islandia is
now home for Naomi Hodge's Beauty Salon -
congratulations to Naomi! It takes a long time to
complete a three-story building.
Naomi, her mother, Mildred, and her sisters
were among the first friends that I had on St. John.
Her mother was very artistic and a great cook. The
large hand-worn straw chandeliers at Turtle Bay
were made by Mildred, and she was known for her
delicious cassava bread that she sent to the island
from Tortola.
When my mother spent the winter here, she al-
ways enjoyed having her hair done by Naomi.
Trash Cans Are Needed at Basketball Court
There is no place to dispose of bottles, cans and
paper. Would it be possible to put out at least two?
And the huge hole in the tennis court fence needs

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald

Members of the Sun Rays steel band
impressed the crowd.

mending these improvements will make a dif-
ference in our appearance.
It sounds as though I'm complaining about noth-
ing but trash but, it is important that our young
people learn to throw trash into a container not
just any old place.
Cruz Bay Photo Closes
We all will miss this great shop! Craig and Al-
ice specialized in helping those of us who have
trouble adjusting to the new cameras they cer-
tainly were "service with a smile!" Many thanks
for opening your back door when there were no
parking spaces. We're hoping that you'll be back
Congrats To Chamber of Commerce "Bill"
LaMotta Community Service Award Winners!
I never could have established the St. John
School of the Arts in 1981 without John Jowers
holding my hand through the whole process. For
many years after that, John helped me with yearly
grants from his V.I. Council on the Arts. Thanks,
Stanley Selengut's wonderful Maho Bay Camp-
ground is known world-wide for protecting the
surrounding area's ecology and for presenting edu-
cational projects in the arts. Estate Concordia will
surely continue to do the same. Thanks, Stanley.
Congratulations to the 2008 Graduates!

Wha's Happ'nin"

by Sis Frank

Joseph Sibilly School Sun Rays

Thrilled Crowd at Pan-O-Rama

St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 5

Selengut Honored with Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta Community Service Award

Business Community Honors Chamber of Commerce Award Recipients

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Fedora hats and feathered boas
were de rigeur on Saturday eve-
ning, May 31, at the Havana
Nights-themed St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce Annual
Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta Community
Service Awards dinner at St. Peter
Greathouse on St. Thomas.
More than 300 guests, including
Governor John deJongh and First
Lady Cecile deJongh who is on
the chamber's board of directors
- enjoyed refreshing mojitos and
Cuban-inspired dishes during the
dinner dance.
Estate Concordia and Maho Bay
Campground owner Stanley Se-
lengut was presented with the pri-
vate sector award along with First-
Bank Eastern Caribbean Region
executive vice president Cassan
Selengut opened the 14-acre
Maho Bay Campground back in
1976, long before "green" became
a buzz word and polluting was de-
clared a sin. From the first 18 soft-
sided tents placed between trees to
minimize their impact, Maho Bay
Camps has grown to become the
standard for eco-tourism in the Ca-
Cutting down on the island's
waste, the resort launched a suc-

cessful trash to treasure program
where glass blowers create fine art
from used bottles and designers
turn old linens into high fashion.
Lately Selengut has been collabo-
rating with highly-trained archi-
tects to make the campground ac-
cessible to people with mobility
While the future of Maho Bay
Camps is uncertain since the lease
for the land is due to expire in
several years, Selengut is bring-
ing what he's learned about being
green over the years to his other
venture, Estate Concordia, which
he owns.
Consisting of about 51 acres,
Concordia includes eco-tents, a
yoga studio, a general store and a
full-service restaurant. More ac-
tivities and additional accommoda-
tions are planned for the resort as
well as extensive use of wind and
solar power.
Selengut was honored by the
award and credited the St. John
community with his success.
"There are very few places in
the world I could've done what I
do," he previously told the St. John
Tradewinds. "Once a small com-
munity like St. John learns to trust
you, they sort of let you try new
ideas and start working with things
like recycled building materials,

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Ervin Dorsett

Selengut receives the LaMotta Community Service
Award from St. John Chapter President Kate Norfleet dur-
ing the Chamber of Commerce's Annual Award Dinner.

photovoltaic cells, wind energy
and all the things that are a part of
tomorrow's world."
John Jowers, a past executive di-
rector of the Virgin Islands Council
on the Arts, was honored with the
public sector award. The non-profit
recognition award was presented

to the president of the Community
Foundation of the Virgin Islands,
Dee Baecher-Brown.
Ludence Romney, a junior at
Charlotte Amalie High School and
Future Business Leaders of Amer-
ica state membership vice presi-
dent, was honored with the student

achievement award.
Established in 1983, the Wilbur
"Bill" LaMotta Community Ser-
vice Awards honor both private
citizens and public officials who
exemplify the life of the former
civic leader and renowned Carib-
bean composer and musician.
LaMotta, who passed away in
1980, was a St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce president
and a Small Businessman of the
The awards are presented to in-
dividuals who "exhibit dedication,
sincerity, forthrightness and ethics
in the performance of his or her du-
ties or in the practice of his or her
business or profession," according
to information from the chamber.
The student achievement award
was established in 1992 and the
non-profit award was added to the
program in 1999.
St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce executive director
Joseph Aubain declared the night
a success.
"I thought it was a great time,"
said Aubain. "Everyone said they
had an amazingly good time. The
consensus that I've gotten from
most people is that the honorees
were great, they gave great remarks
and the food and music were great
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Three Love City Youngsters Look Forward to Shining at St. John Princess Show

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
A combination of natural beauty, poised
speaking ability, and athletic charm are sure
to leave judges scratching their heads about
which contestant to select for the title of St.
John Princess 2008.
This year's Festival Princess contestants
happily expressed their budding hopes and
Stephanie Caraballo, a second grader at
St. John Christian Academy, said she very
much enjoys singing. The youngest contes-
tant in this year's pageant, her favorite part
of festival is having the chance to see all of
her friends, Caraballo explained.
The Christian Academy second grader
chose to enter the Princess competition this

year, "because it's fun and I never tried it
before," she said.
Alli-Yah Henry, a fourth grader at Guy
Benjamin Elementary School, said she de-
cided to compete for the title of Princess,
"because it's fun."
Henry also said she really likes to model,
especially in the swim wear contest. The
young lady is very excited about sharing her
surprise talent with the Love City audience.
Ja'Leah Stephens, a fourth grader at Julius
E. Sprauve School, said her favorite subject
in school is math and she "loves dealing
with numbers."
"I think its going to be fun and I never
ran before," Stephens said about why she
entered the contest.
Stephens added that she would be happy if

she won, but also stated her mother has em-
phasized to her that, "it doesn't really matter
because winning is just an extra bonus."
Two of the St. John Festival Princess
contestants hope to go on cruises with their
families and friends if they win. One plans
to spearhead a considerable shopping spree
with all the women in her family if she
The technological, creature comfort of
a new phone was on the mind of another.
There is no doubt that St. John Festival con-
test participation often brings a little fantasy
fun in to each of their lives.
St. John Festival Pageant Committee
Chairperson, Enid Doway, explained that
her favorite part of each year's pageantry
event is, "watching the transformation of

the girls from year- to -year."
Doway has served in this impressive role
since 1995. The 13 year time frame has
given her ample opportunity to observe how
the pageant preparation process influences
the development of the young ladies.
The St. John Festival Princess contestants
will compete on Sunday, June 15, at 6 p.m.
at the Winston Wells Ball Park. Adult ticket
prices are $12 if purchased in advance, or
$15 at the door. Tickets for children aged 12
and under are $8.
Pond Bay Development Company, Tropi-
cal Shipping, Inc., and Boynes Trucking
System, Inc. are sponsoring the show.
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St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 7

SJCCC Offering New Safety

Net To Help Families

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
A new community resource will
soon be available for St. John citi-
zens who are truly in need of help
with rent, utilities and food.
Shelley Williams, Executive
Director of the St. John Commu-
nity Crisis Center, announced last
week that a new economic support
program, set to begin immediate-
ly, has been funded in the amount
of $20,000 by the Department of
Planning and Natural Resources
and the Virgin Islands United
Williams described the new
funding as "a community safety
"The mission of this agency
here on St. John makes these new
service resources a natural fit for
the Community Crisis Center,"
said Williams.
The agency has been awarded
$500,000 in grants over the past
year, "due to doing a better job
with grant writing and over all ac-
countability," Williams said.
The SJCCC executive director
has particularly wanted to con-
centrate on internal administrative
roles since moving in to her job. A
total of eight individuals are cur-
rently employed in both part time
and full time positions, including
two community outreach and do-
mestic violence advocates.
The long-standing community
need for an adequately staffed,
renovated domestic violence shel-
ter to provide a safe haven for St.
John women and their children re-
mains un-met.
A major stumbling block in
making the critical service a real-
ity continues to be the long await-
ed $239,000 from the Department
of Humans Services which was
awarded specifically for that pur-
pose more than four years ago, ex-
plained Williams.
SJCCC is now preparing to pub-
lish a bid request in local newspa-
pers. In the meantime, women on
St. John who need a safe place to
stay in order to escape a violent
home setting are reluctant to con-
tact the center because they are
aware that the shelter has been
closed for some time, according to
Other, temporary resources are
in place on-island to house do-
mestic violence victims, but un-
fortunately, the general public is
not aware that this is the case, the

SJCCC executive director added.
Community outreach and do-
mestic violence worker Zarah
Brunner is currently planning a
new support group called, "Sis-
ter Circle" to commence. Andrea
Hamm, a qualified expert on the
faculty of the University of the
Virgin Islands, will lead the meet-
The group will be more general
in nature than past support groups,
which focused specifically on do-
mestic violence, and other harmful
criminal acts, explained Brunner.
Another new agency effort, a
youth mentoring program which
pairs young people with profes-
sionals, is also in the works.
"A Girls Sleep Over" night is
scheduled for Monday, June 16.
All female students attending
JESS are invited to attend. SJCCC
is asking anyone who wishes to
donate food or other resources for
the event to contact Brunner dur-
ing normal working hours.
The Community Mobilizing to
Change Alcohol (CMCA) grant
award program activities will end
within the next 30 days or so, ac-
cording to Williams.
A public service announcement
is airing on local television stations
about the importance of keeping
alcohol out of the hands of minors.
Other media resources developed
through the CMCA grant here on
St. John will be made available to
the public in the very near future.
Williams is very pleased about
the fact that in the last annual re-
porting period the agency has pro-
vided direct "first time" services
to a total of 185 victims of domes-
tic violence and homeless citizens.
This figure does not include those
citizens for whom ongoing servic-
es are offered.
"I have grown emotionally a lot
in this job," said Willilams. "I was
not used to being attacked person-
ally and publicly in the newspa-
pers the way I was here. I have
learned to deal with that now."
The SJCCC has been planning
to relocate its offices to a new
location in Cruz Bay in order
to reduce overhead costs, and is
awaiting renovation of the build-
ing structure, prior to making the
Williams announced that any
St. John resident in need of emer-
gency assistance with food, rent
or utilities should contact Joyce
Parker at 693-7223.

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St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Oliver Oat


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Insomnia, heavy snoring, difficulty breathing and restlessness during the
night are all associated with sleep disorders. Left untreated, chronic sleep
deprivation can wreak havoc on one's life.


We treat adults and children with all forms of sleep disorders. Our team of clinicians is trained to
evaluate, diagnose and recommend the most advanced and effective therapies.

Call St. Thomas Sleep Center at 777-7533 to schedule a sleep study. Take the first step in
putting your sleep problems to rest.

If you travel from St. Croix, St. John or the British Virgin Islands for a sleep study, we will cover the cost of one person's
travel expenses, including airfare or ferry. Certain restrictions apply. Call 777-7533 to see if you qualify.

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Trees will be trimmed at Cruz Bay's Ubaldina Simmons United States Post Office.

Post Office Trees To Be Cut Back

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Despite rumors that large mahogany trees at the
Cruz Bay post office will soon be cut down, the
trees will remain in place, according to U.S. Postal
Service spokesperson Monica Hand.
"The only thing being planned right now is to

shave back the branches of two mahogany trees
which are damaging the roof," said Hand. "That's
the only thing planned right now."
Large trees have been cut down around Cruz
Bay in the past to clear views for security cameras
and sidewalks, and residents raised concern last
week regarding the post office trees.

DLCA Releases Findings of Food Price Survey:

Dolphin Market is Best Buy on St. John

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Licensing
and Consumer Affairs (DLCA)
last week made public the find-
ings of its monthly price survey of
items in a typical family food bas-
ket found in Virgin Islands grocery
On St. John, food prices for
22 items were compared at Dol-
phin Market and Starfish Market.
DLCA's survey found the lower
price for a typical family food
basket at Dolphin Market at a cost
of $82.32. The higher price was
found at Starfish Market at $85.75.
The Dolphin Market food basket
was cheaper by $3.43.
In this month's survey on St.
Thomas, grocery prices were com-
pared at Pueblo Long Bay, Pueblo
Subbase, Plaza Extra, and Food
Center. Of the 36 items used in
this survey, the price of the typi-
cal family food basket was: Pueblo
supermarket Subbase $152.05;

Pueblo supermarket in Long Bay
$140.27; Food Center $138.34;
and Plaza Extra $116.32. Pueblo
Subbase had the highest prices
while the lowest price for the same
items was found at Plaza Extra.
The cost of the food basket at
Plaza Extra was lower by $35.73
when compared to the food basket
at Pueblo in Sub Base.
DLCA Commissioner Kenrick
Robertson said there is no rational
justification for the vast difference
in price for the typical family food
basket among grocery stores in the
"For example, the price for a
six-pack of Ensure nutritional sup-
plement on St. Thomas is $25.19
at Pueblo in Subbase; $13.99 at
Pueblo Long Bay and $11.99 at
Plaza Extra," said Robertson.
"DLCA believes something is def-
initely wrong in Pueblo's pricing
structure, which is unacceptable to

The commissioner urged all su-
permarkets operators to pay more
attention in ensuring that consum-
ers are being charged the adver-
tised price for their food items and
to correct any pricing mistakes im-
"In addition, I thank those mem-
bers of the public that have come
forward to the DLCA offices with
complaints of irregularities at the
supermarkets in the two districts,"
Robertson said.
In these critical times of escalat-
ing commodity prices, DLCA will
continue to monitor prices with
vigilance, and the public they must
shop wisely in order to maximize
their purchasing power by shop-
ping at supermarkets which offer
the lowest price and the best value,
he added.
The food basket survey is con-
ducted in both districts monthly by
the DLCA Division of Consumer
Protection Services.

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VINP Announces Hurricane Hole Storm Refuge Now Opening June 21 at 9 a.m.

St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands National Park and
Coral Reef National Monument changes to
procedures for the 2008 system for utiliz-
ing Hurricane Hole as a storm refuge have
changed, again, leaving many boat owners
just as concerned about the new process
of securing what in many cases are their
homes, businesses or both.
Hurricane Hole will now open on Satur-
day morning, June 21, at 9 a.m. The previ-
ous guidelines had the storm refuge area
opening on June 28 at dawn.
All 78 chain sites, or "storm berths," are
marked with numbered floats. The park con-
tinuously monitors all weather systems in
the central and western Atlantic.
If a system is detected which could poten-
tially affect the U.S. Virgin Islands within
96 hours, the VINP will notify all boaters,
through whatever means possible, that Hur-
ricane Hole is open for use. At that time,
vessel owners may go to Hurricane Hole,
select an available spot on the chain or in a
bay and notify the park for a permit.
Open at 9 a.m.
If no weather systems occur prior to Sat-
urday, June 21, then on that day Hurricane
Hole will be open at 9 a.m. for vessel own-
ers to select an available spot and notify the
park for a permit.
Chain or other spots must be marked with
a minimum of one buoy with the vessel's

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

Tortola-based Moor Secure installed the Hurricane Hole chain system
using a series of seven foot, sand screws, swivels and one-inch chain.

name and registration or documentation
number clearly marked. VINP rangers will
be on hand to help with the process.
Hurricane Hole will be officially open at 9
a.m. on Saturday, June 21. The procedure on
June 21 will be as follows:
Mariners may use their dinghies or other
vessel to locate and secure a spot on the
chain or some other spot in Hurricane Hole.

Mariners must mark their spot with a float
having the vessel name and registration or
documentation number clearly inscribed.
Once you have marked a spot in Hurricane
Hole, you must contact the park in writing
and notify us of the location of your float.
You will be issued a permit valid through
early December 2008. Inspections will be
performed to ensure that all floats in Hur-

ricane Hole have a proper permit.
Chain berths are limited to 76 total: 15 in
Borck Creek; 18 in Princess; seven in Otter;
and 36 in Water. As in years past, permits
will also be issued for boats which do not
obtain a spot on the chain.
After all special consideration requests
were considered (as per previous press re-
lease), the panel assigned spots to several
vessels. These vessels have until June 20 to
mark their assigned spots.
After June 21, vessel owners may register
individually, or have their vessel registered
by proxy, during business hours (Monday
through Friday) by appointment through the
Chief of Resource Management, Rafe Bou-
lon, at 693 8950 ext. 224.
The VINP has updated the Hurricane
Mooring Use and Management Guidelines
for 2008 and these will be provided.
Please make every effort to work together
to protect your vessels and the unique natu-
ral and cultural resources of Hurricane Hole.
Please consider the needs or limitations of
other boaters and make sure that everyone is
in a location suitable for their vessel.
If you have a shallow draft vessel, please
leave the deeper areas for vessels with great-
er draft. Multi-hulls are better suited to the
ends of a chain or in the inner, shallow parts
of the bays, where there is no chain.
Vessel owners are reminded that tying of
vessels to mangroves is prohibited.

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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

Sunday, 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:
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

St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 11

GBS Spaghetti Dinner Brings Community Together

To raise funds for a class trip to Orlando,
Florida, Guy Benjamin School sixth graders
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vegetarian varieties to a large crowd at the
Coral Bay school.

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St. John Artists To Shine at Bajo El Sol June 13

By Elisha Auguste
St. John Tradewinds
An upcoming show at Bajo el Sol Gallery on St.
John will give Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
(IEKHS) students a chance to shine. The show on
Friday, June 13, will feature known artists from both
St. Thomas and St. John.
"I believe all my students perform well, but during
this semester there has been an increase in the number
of St. John students as well as in Ms. Fran Rutnik's
class, all of whom show talent," said Lisa Etre, head
of the Art Department at IEKHS.
One emerging talent was Ariel Millin, a senior at
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, who "wowed" Ms.
Etre, her teacher in the Color and Design class, and as
a result of some of Ms. Etre's advice, won a scholar-
Etre suggested the Artists' Association of St. John
as a place where Ariel could complete her required
community service hours because she lived on St.
John and showed talent in the subject area. One day
while volunteering at the Artists Association, Ariel
created a picture of Claire and Bob Wilkinson's dog
(the managers at the Artists Association), and because
they were so impressed with her skills, they offered
her a scholarship to attend an art institution off is-
In addition to Ariel, Ms. Etre mentioned other note-
worthy students of St. John, such as Jessica Millin,
Kurt Marsh, Kasieem Marsh and Kamaria Penn.
These students placed in competitions such as Carni-
val t-shirt contests, poster logo contests, the Congres-
sional Arts Showcase and others.
Some of the assignments Ms. Etre's students have
worked on include color scheme, elements of art (line,
shape, color, value, and texture), collage, printmaking
and pastels. These are some of the skills the students
acquired at IEKHS because there are no art classes in
the junior high school on St. John.
"It's been one of my concerns that the students of
St. John have not been receiving structured art classes
in the public schools of St. John," said Ms. Etre.

Elaine I. Sprauve Library

Photo Courtesy of Bajo el Sol

Livy Hitchcok explains the finer points of
pastel work to an IEKHS student.

Ms Etre gave the names of the local art institutions
for students who are interested in making art their fu-
ture. They include the Artists Association of St. John
and the School of Visual Arts of St. Thomas. She also
said, "You can pay for private lessons."
Ms. Etre's advice for artists, both young and old, is
to "draw a lot, draw different things."
"Don't be afraid to experiment," she said. "Keep
all your art in the best condition possible. Also, keep
photographing it and keep a record of it."
One student who had learned these lessons is Sha-
ree Miller, who recently won the Congressional Arts
Award and showed her work in Washington, D.C.
"Students are really hard on themselves," said Ms.
Etre. "But it's not so much the finished product that
you create, as the process and love of making the art.
You should not be concerned so much with what the
final project will look like."
Work done by the students can be seen on the
IEKHS campus in the library, teacher's lounge, bulle-
tin board, main office and outside the Art Department.
The St. Thomas Cancer Center will also be showing
some of the students work.

Renovations Begin

Scaffolding was erected and the sounds of hammering were in the air last week as
Custom Builders began long-planned renovations to the Elaine I. Sprauve Library.


St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 13

V.I. Humanities Council Honors IEKHS Art

Teacher Lisa Etre with 2008 Heath Award

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The VI. Humanities Council
awarded Ivanna Eudora Kean High
School art teacher Lisa Etre with
its 2008 Heath Award for Teaching
Excellence for the St. Thomas/St.
John district.
Etre has been teaching in pub-
lic schools for the past 25 years,
with all but one semester spent at
IEKHS in St. Thomas. Even af-
ter all those years, Etre still can't
imagine doing anything else.
"I love art and I love teaching
art," she said. "The kids are ex-
tremely talented year after year.
There has been consistent talent
coming through the school."
"The years just went by and I'm
going strong," added Etre.
The veteran art teacher is dedi-
cated to fostering her students' tal-
ent as well as sharing that talent
with the community.
"The arts are incredibly impor-
tant to the development of chil-
dren," Etre said. "One of our goals
was also to get the art work to the
public and to have the community
see what the students are doing."
While sharing positive work by
the territory's youth is a motivat-
ing factor for Etre, she also un-
derstands the economics of the art
"Being a working artist myself,
I created an art business with my
students' work," said the IEKHS
art teacher. "We have mouse pads
and gift cards with the students'
work and we've started selling
them. "
"Through the sale of their work,
we've raised enough money to in-

"We're always
screaming about
keeping the culture
alive but we have very
few museums and
no art programs at a
college level. A lot of
kids would pursue an
art program locally if
they could."
Lisa Etre
IEKHS art teacher

stall air conditioning in the studio
and bought some computer equip-
ment and other materials that we
need," Etre continued.
Extra cash from the sale of stu-
dents' art work fill in the holes of
funding left by the Department of
Education, explained Etre.
"The Art Department is really
not funded at all," she said. "We're
always struggling to get good sup-
plies and the better the supplies,
the better art that can be produced.
The community has been really
good and I always take donations
from people."
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award, which will help the teacher
take a much-deserved summer trip
with her son.
"If I win about 14 more awards
like this, I can afford a really nice
trip," she added.
Etre, who was nominated by the
IEKHS principal, appreciates the
award and hopes to increase the
exposure of arts in the territory.
"I feel great about the award,"
she said. "It's very nice to be rec-
ognized and very nice to be nomi-
nated by my principal. I wish this
will help establish an art program
at the University of the Virgin Is-
"That is my biggest cause right
now," Etre continued. "We're al-
ways screaming about keeping
the culture alive but we have very
few museums and no art programs
at the college level. A lot of kids
would pursue an art program lo-
cally if they could."
Etre's students have enjoyed
special classes this year with sev-
eral professional artists including
Livy Hitchcock. Their work will
be featured at an exhibit at Bajo El
Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction
with an opening reception set for
Friday, June 13, from 5 to 7 p.m.
To support the art program at
IEKHS, call Etre at 693-8391.


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Fashionable Virgin Islands

St. John Tradewinds
With the summer season upon us, I will be your
guide to everything fashionable in the Virgin Islands
and will be sure to keep you up to date on everything
from the newest and latest fashions available at our
local boutiques to what's new on the runways.
This summer's new trends allow you to bloom with
fresh, airy, light, bright and solid colors. Floral print
blouses, swishing skirts, high-waist flare jeans, asym-
metric draped dresses and multi colored footwear are
some of the new looks this season.
Citrus block colors are definitely the in thing -
tangerine, peach, yellow, gold, citrus green, orange,
mandarin and lemon are the colors recommended this
season to spice up your wardrobe.
A great piece of accessory is a sure way to add that
extra touch to any fashionable ensemble. Over-sized
bags have been the trend but are now slowly being
overtaken by the always fashionable clutch. Large
statement necklaces and bangles add a sense of style
and make that fashion statement we all want. Fashion
jewelry inexpensive and stylish can add glam-
our to any simple style.
Ripping the Runway V.I. Style
The Miss BVI Pageant Committee recently staged
the 1st annual "Rip Da Runway" modeling compe-
tition which placed STAR Models of St. Thomas
against Entrigue Models of Tortola for six segments
of pure "fashion" battle.
STAR Models was represented by 10 of the US-
VI's top models including the reigning Miss USVI/
Universe Renata Christian and St. Thomas Carnival
Queen Contestant Aniska Tonge.
After three fierce rounds of competition, the heav-
enly rains came. The scores, however, indicated a
clear winner and STAR Models took home the tro-
phy. It was 18-year-old Colette Brown who capped
the title of Top Model for the USVI, a title she will
defend at next year's competition.

STAR Models is a newly formed full-service mod-
eling agency based on St. Thomas representing male
and female models between the ages of 14 and 28 in
print, runway and catalog modeling.
V.I. Fashion Showcase
at BVI Music Festival
The USVI made its fashionable presence known
in the BVI once more during the recent BVI Music
Festival. Roses and Champagne Modeling Agency
headed by William Chandler wowed the crowd, in-
cluding celebrity guest artists, with their stunning
twists, swirls and turns.
Virgin Islands Fashion Week 2008
October 2007 heralded the staging of the first an-
nual Virgin Islands Fashion Week which brought to-
gether designers, models, photographers and media
houses from across the Caribbean, U.S. mainland,
Europe and Africa.
This October, the Virgin Islands will take center-
stage once more, when the 2nd annual event will be
hosted from October 9-13 on St. Thomas. This year's
event will feature more than 30 designers including
Zulema Griffin a past contestant on the award win-
ning Bravo TV show Project Runway. This New York
based designer will showcase her latest 2008/2009
Other celebrity guests will include Bianca Golden
of America's Next Top Model fame. A contestant
on the cycle 9 edition of the show, Golden will be
featured as the face of Virgin Islands Fashion Week
For more information on Virgin Islands Fashion
Week contact us at info @vifashionweek.com.

Colette Brown, top, struts her stuff on the
runway. Vern Tonge, bottom at left, and
Jenel Lettsome accept the runway competi-
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St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 15

Karen Gerard Shoots to World Ranking

After Hitting Target at Italy World Cup

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Up and coming competitive
shooter Karen Gerard showed a
new level of skill with her impres-
sive scores at the Italy World Cup
in Milan last month, where she
broke Caribbean records in both
air pistol and sports pistol shoot-
In the air pistol competition,
which calls for hitting a target the
size of a dime from a distance of
10 meters, Gerard scored a 374 out
of a possible 400.
"This is definitely my best
score," said Gerard. "I broke all
of the Caribbean records and I was
one point under the best American
With the 2008 Summer Olym-
pics just around the corer, the
Italy World Cup attracted the best
shooters from across the globe,
and Gerard who was 10 points
off the winning scores more
than held her own.
"There were about 130 womenin
the event and they were all Olym-
pians," she said. "I didn't win the
whole event, but I was close."
Although Gerard has not quali-
fied for the 2008 Beijing games,
she is coming into her own in a
sport she started competing in only
four years ago. The shooter almost
didn't believe her own skill at the
Milan competition.
"I thought something was wrong
with my target at first," said Ge-
rard. "It was just 10 after 10 and I
thought, 'I hope nothing is wrong
here.' I think all my training final-
ly just paid off."
"I just kept my head in the game
and it just seemed really simple,"
she added. "I looked at my score
when I was finished and I was
Gerard also competed in the
sports pistol competition, which
calls for hitting a small target from
25 meters. The St. John shooter
raked up 553 points out of a pos-
sible 600 with the 22-caliber pistol
and smashed Caribbean records
"I shot really well and it just felt
good," Gerard said.
The shooter has long been excel-
ling in practice shooting, but put-
ting up such high scores in a big
competition is a mark of Gerard's
improved skill and nerves.
"You really just have to fall into
this kind of meditative state and
stay into your game," she said. "If

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Karen Gerard

Karen Gerard takes aim at a recent competition.

you are able to stay in that state,
you do really well. If you think of
other things, it takes you out of
your game."
"I was always a hyper-thinker
and preparing for competitions
has been good for me in life and in
shooting," Gerard added.
The high scores propelled Ge-
rard to a world ranking of 52, and
she can now claim to be the best
female shooter in the Caribbean.
Competitive shooting is a fam-
ily affair for Gerard, whose hus-
band Ned is also an accomplished
shooter and will be representing
the Virgin Islands in Beijing in
Although entering more compe-
titions is a sure way for Gerard to
continue her shooting success, a
lack of funds is keeping her side-
lined for the near future.
"I've had to take myself out of
competitions to send Ned to more
because we're not getting any fund-
ing," she said. "The VI. Olympic
Committee is funded by the VI.
government and the government
promised funds, but haven't given
them anything. We have not gotten
any funding and have been doing
everything out of pocket."
"It's more important for Ned to
get ready for the Olympics and in
order for him to be at the top of his
game, he needs to compete," Ge-
rard continued.
No funding is just one of the
shooting couple's problems -
there is also no where to practice
in the territory.
"We're still looking for a place
to practice," said Gerard. "We'd
really like to find a place to train

new athletes and also for us to
practice, but there are no ranges to
shoot on St. Thomas, St. John or
St. Croix."
"The St. Thomas range closed
and the one in St. Croix is a mess,"
she continued. "So unless we find
a place to shoot, sharp shooting
in the Virgin Islands will decline.
When we stop, the sport of shoot-
ing will dissipate because there
just won't be anyone else."
The Virgin Islands has a long
and successful history of sharp
shooting which should not be lost,
Gerard explained.
"The territory doesn't send
many athletes to the Olympics, but
shooters have made it since 1972,"
she said. "We really want to en-
courage people to get involved
with the sport and all we need is
a space 20-foot wide by 50-meters
long to set up a 10 lane range."
Both Karen and Ned Gerard will
head to Columbus, Georgia, at the
end of June to compete in the U.S.
Nationals and Ned Gerard will stay
another week to train with shooters
on the U.S. Olympic team.
After the U.S. Nationals, the
couple's next trip will be to Beijing
where Ned Gerard will represent
the USVI and Karen Gerard will
attend as her husband's manager.
If Karen Gerard's recent success
is any indication, however, she
will be representing the territory at
a future Olympic venue.
To make a tax deductible dona-
tion to the VI. Olympics Commit-
tee earmarked for Ned Gerard, call
the Gerards at 775-6126 or B.J.
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16 St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008

Packers Win American Legion Youth Flag Football League Playoffs

By Paul Devine
St. John Tradewinds
Rams 15 vs. Patriots 0
There were five tough playoff
games played on May 31 to es-
tablish the league champions, and
what an exciting day of football it
was! Starting at 11 a.m., the Rams
met the patriots in what proved to
be a low-scoring defensive battle.
The teams went back and forth
but only the Rams were able to
get passed he goal line and took
the contest 15-0. Justin Duran and
Oshe' Feldman combined for a
score on the very first play of the
game. Andrew Barlas was tough
on defense for the Pat's as he had
four sacks on the day and a lot of
pressures but it wasn't enough to

stop a determined Rams offense.
Broncos 45 vs. Bengals 12
The Broncos came out flying
with three unanswered scores in
the first half and four more in the
second. Quazi Browne was hot as
he tossed for 6 TD's, 5 to Brad-
ley Fessale. The Bengal's scoring
came in the first half as Shakeem
Meade passed 2 scores to Mar-
quis Pilgrim. This win allowed the
Broncos to move up to the next
Packers 25 vs. Rams 13
The Rams never gave up in this
game and were a tough opponent
for the regular-season first-place
Packers. Carson Wessenger passed
for 5 TD's which upped his count
for the spring season to 54. The

Rams offense was awesome but
the Packers were able to use the
talents of Wessenger who tossed to
four different receivers on the day.
Raiders 41 vs. Broncos 27
Nothing low scoring about this
game as both teams played wide-
open playoff strategies. Each team
traded scores with what seems at
will but in the end it was the ac-
curate arm of Aspen Moore for
the Raiders vs the scoring knack
of Quazi Browne. Most scoring
was accomplished in the first half
as the heat of the day slowed the
pace, especially for the Broncos
who played their second game of
the day.
League Championship Game
Packers 19 vs. Raiders 6

The Raiders had their hands full
with the Packers but played very
well despite having to play two
games in a row without rest. The
Packers had a 13 to zero lead going
into the half as the Raiders played
tough, close defense throughout
the game.
The Packer's preferred, patient
short game proved to work well
against the Raiders and the speedy
Packer defense covered well deep.
The Packers, who ended up in first
place during the regular season,
took the overall league champi-
onship with the Raiders gaining
bragging rights to second place.
Trophy Awards & Barbecue
Oppenheinmer Beach Pavillion
was the setting with more than 80
kids and adults sharing a beautiful
day, a barbecue and a wonderful
community spirit as the American
Legion Post 131 hosted the fourth
annual Flag Football Awards cer-
The fun was infectious and the
smiles abounded as the kids en-
joyed the water and the parents got
a nice break.
On Saturday, May 31, the foot-
ball parents hosted a barbecue sale
during the playoffs. All proceeds
went directly to the American Le-
gion fund for the purpose of pur-
chasing more sports equipment.
The parents hope that the
American Legion will continue
their community effort of provid-
ing sports activities for kids and
hope that baseball and other sports
will be forthcoming. Paul Devine,
League Coordinator, indicated that
the Department of Housing, Parks
and Recreation may be attempting
to start a baseball league for the
2009 summer activities.
"We are poised to get more
sports activities going and we
don't want to duplicate efforts,"
Devine said about the HPR efforts.
"If they don't get it going, we will.

I am keeping in close contact with
Parks and Recreation."
"We want to coordinate
with HPR," Devine added.
"I think we have a good relation-
ship and we want to work together
on all programs for kids."
Trophies were presented to ev-
ery participant, coach and referee.
"Our volunteers are what keeps
this league going and we are thank-
ful to the parents who support their
children," said Devine.
As trophy awards were handed
out, league coaches spoke with
great praise of each player.
"These teams are small com-
munities who work and play as a
dependent group, and the whole
community can learn from and
will benefit later from that early
discipline," coach Kent Wessenger
The American Legion will be
hosting the 2008 fall league and
members expect the league to con-
tinue growing.
"We are not sure of the exact
date yet but it should be in Septem-
ber," said Devine of the upcoming
season. "We are always looking
for sponsors to keep football going
and if we do provide additional ac-
tivities, sponsorship will be even
more crucial."
Any company or individual may
donate to the American Legion
as a 501(c)(3) organization. The
American Legion flag football is
partially funded with a grant from
the Community Foundation of the
Virgin Islands.
"We would like to gain some
corporate sponsorships," added
Devine. "These large donations
to the American Legion Post 131
fund will allow us to advance our
funding for youth activities and
other initiatives."
Anyone interested in donating
to the American Legion fund may
call Devine at 514-6615.

T-shirt Sale Supporting

Student Trip to Rwanda

St. John Tradewinds
Help support a group of students from Ivanna Eudora Kean High
School and Antilles School traveling to Rwanda on July 18 by pur-
chasing a t-shirt at Connections.
The group will work in an orphanage in Kigali by painting, re-
pairing screens and providing much-needed material including
mosquito netting, mattresses and school uniforms.
Support this important trip and buy a beautiful Heart of African
t-shirt designed by IEK senior Sharee Miller for $25 at Connec-

St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 17

Let Aubra and Dana Be Your

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Looking for a bookkeeper, event
planner or dog groomer?
A new business established by
Aubra Rush and Dana Heuschkel,
the Hook-up Girls, can do all that
and more.
Billing themselves as "true is-
land friends," Rush and Heuschkel
came up with the idea to start a
personal assistant type of business
- available for anything from
chef services to St. Thomas shop-
ping trips by following their
"We just put out there what it
was that we wanted in a business,"
said Rush. "One of the big things
was that we wanted to help people.
I love the fact that this will be my
community service as well as my
June 15 Yard Sale
The entrepreneurs will be host-
ing monthly yard sales, the first
of which will be Sunday, June 15,
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of
Moses' Laundromat on Centerline
The yard sales exemplify one
aspect of the Hook-up Girls' ser-
vices what they call "St. John
"We're calling it recycling be-
cause it's about what you have that
you don't use, but is still in good
condition and instead of throwing
it away, you give it to someone
who needs it," Rush said. "Wheth-
er it be services or products, we
hook people up with other people
who are like minded or have that
to offer."
Both Rush and Heuschkel have
extensive experience in a wide
range of occupations which made
it seem simple to put them out at
the public's disposal.
"The services we advertise are
things we can both do and between
us both, have done," said Rush.
"At this point, I'm not going to
open up a dog grooming business
but I know how to do it."
No Limits
While their flier lists such di-
verse services as tarot readings,
cake decorating and accounting,
the Hook-up Girls do not want to
be limited.
"We like to be creative and don't
want to be stuck in one mold,"
Rush said. "We want people to
think outside the box and know
that we have a lot of skills."
Another aspect of the business
centers around what Rush calls a
"mobile connection," and she's

putting her cell phone number -
690-5153 out there for every-
"We are an emergency number,"
she said. "If you are stuck some-
where, either a local or a tourist,
and you don't have any other num-
bers, have ours. I know all the tow
operators' numbers."
"We're your mobile hook-up
board," Rush continued. "We're
available all the time and we're
just a phone call away. If I can't
help, I can find you someone who
Rush hopes to eventually de-
velop a long email list which she
will use to connect community
members in need with people who
can help.
"Something I'd like to accom-
plish is to have people call me with
services they offer or things they
are looking for," said Rush. "Ide-
ally, when we get to that point, I
want to send out a weekly email
list of things people are looking
for and things people are looking
to unload."
St. Thomas Shopping
The Hook-up Girls are also of-
fering weekly St. Thomas shop-
ping trips, saving residents time
and money. The service is avail-
able for people looking for one or
two items or someone can book
the girls for an entire day, Rush
"We're going to St. Thomas
every week and those trips are in-
tended for people who just need a
few things," she said. "But we also
do buy-outs where we'll do a big
shopping trip and get everything
you need."
While the Hook-up Girls do
have set prices for small St. Thom-
as shopping trips, rates for most of
the services they offer are inten-
tionally not listed.
No Strict Prices
"Reciprocity here works," said
Rush. "Instead of setting strict
price lines, I open the doors to
whatever comes my way. We're
not limiting our business in any
way and people really do make it
right by us."
"But we also offer a lot of free
information," she continued. "A
phone call to me won't cost any-
Rush hopes residents program
her number into their phones and
eventually wants to be the only
number anyone would need.
"People should call us with any-
thing any question or any prob-
lem," she said. "If you want to help

Hook-up Girls

someone, give them our number. If
you are in a situation, at least you
can call us that's why we call
ourselves 'true island friends."'
To participate in the June 15 yard
sale, to be included in Rush's de-
veloping email list or for any num-
ber of services or products, call the
Hook-up Girls at 690-5153.

44 d~s

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D Conch Shell

This version of a Conch Shell Blower represents the call to
freedom. The inscription "First in Freedom" is inscribed next to
the Conch Shell Blower who also is holding a cane bill. This
represents the Virgin Islands being the first jurisdiction
currently under the U.S. Flag to be emancipated from slavery
(1848 granted by Denmark). This rendition also highlights the
1878 Firebum in St. Croix and the first successful slave
rebellion in the Western Hemisphere on St. John in 1733. The
legacy of the struggle for freedom is of great importance to the
Virgin Islands considering that over three quarters of our
population is of African descent, the only state or territory
under the US. flag with that distinction.


D Three Queens
A geographical rendition of the Virgin Islands, which includes
the 3 major islands and an interpretation of the Three Queens.
The Three Queens are symbolic of St. Thomas. St. John, and
St. Croix. The Queen representing St. Thomas has an oar in
her hand symbolic of the maritime and mercantile tradition of
the Harbor of Charlotte Amalia. The Queen representing St.
John has a siidce in her hand, symbolic of plantation life on St-
John which Slaves successfully rebelled against in 1733, the
first such in the Western Hemisphere. The Queen
representing St- Croix has a cane bill in her hand,
representative of St. Croix as the agricultural center of the
Territory. The representation of the Queens also showcases
the pivotal role of women in Virgin Islands History.

W Virgin Islands Beauty, Yellow Breast,
Yellow Cedar Tyre Palm

Aubra Rush
and Dana
may have the
you need.

St. John Tradewinds
News Photo
by Jaime Elliott

Virgin Islands Commemorative Quarter Selection


SJ...- A geographical rendition of the Virgin Islands, which includes
I _tL i the 3 major islands, and the official bird of the Virgin Islands
z ide and (the Yellow Breast or Banana Quit (Coreba Flaveola) and the
-- official flower of the Virgin Islands (Yellow Cedar or Yellow
Elder (Tacoma Stans)) representing the natural wonder and
beauty of our islands. These images are placed on the
background of a beach with the Tyre Palm (cocoothrinax
alta), a species native to the Virgin Islands, and the
inscription "United in Pride and Hope," the Official Motto of
the Territory found on the Virgin Islands Territorial Seal.


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Jack Henry Ferrigno, 8, Passes

St. John Tradewinds
Jack Henry Ferrigno, age 8, passed away unexpect-
edly from complications from a seizure in his home
Wednesday morning, June 4.
Jack spent his early years living on St. John, in the
U.S. Virgin Islands and then moved to Madison, Wis-
consin when he was 3 years old.
Jack was a true joy and inspiration to all who knew
him. Despite a sometimes difficult journey with au-
tism and epilepsy, Jack's spirit emitted great energy
and love. His goofy smile and infectious laughter will
be missed greatly as will his silly sense of humor.
In every person he met, Jack saw an opportunity to
say, "Hi!" or give a big hug; every dog he met was an
opportunity to make a new friend; every lake or pool
was an opportunity to swim.
He loved going to Poynette Elementary so much he
even requested to go on weekends and over the sum-
mer. He spoke proudly and often of his teachers and
friends there who made him feel safe and special.
He looked forward to riding the bus with Angie
and the kids each and every day. He loved swimming,
biking, computers, Sponge Bob, Barney, animals, air-
planes, camping and boardgames, especially Sorry
and Chutes and Ladders.
One of his biggest thrills was getting to take an
airplane ride on his frequent visits to see his father,
John, in the Virgin Islands.
He enjoyed looking out the plane window and
marveling at what he called "puzzles" created by the
fields and roads below and took great joy in spotting
a school bus from up so high. His unique perspective
always brought a smile to those around him.
The family is grateful to all his therapists from ICC
and IDS in Madison, to all his teachers and aides at
Poynette and Lapham Elementary Schools, to Ingrid
and Sally, and to Dr. Mary Dominski at Dean for all
their patience and perseverance through the years.
Each one of you brought something unique to Jack's
world and you have our deepest gratitude and respect
for what you do.
Jack, your little star burned so bright and it was

Jack Ferrigno

extinguished way too early. Our hearts are broken but
all the wonderful memories of your beautiful eyes
shining and your smiling face so happy, give us bit-
tersweet comfort.
Your unbridled exuberance for the little things in
life helped us all to see things in a different way -
Jack's way.
He is survived by his father John Ferrigno of St.
John; mother Kelly Straub; stepfather Norbert Straub;
and brother Nolan Straub of Poynette WI; stepmom
Jessica Ferrigno; brother Sam Ferrigno; sister Geor-
gia Ferrigno; "big sister" Brianna Murphy; "Uncle
Ben," "Auntie Jen," and Nicholas Service of St. John;
Elfie "Oma" Straub, Grandmother of Milwaukee;
Grandmother Jean Ferrigno of Connecticut; Grand-
parents Veronica and Henry Henson of Maryland; and
many uncles, aunts, cousins, Godparents, and special
friends too numerous to mention.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Cooper
Williams, and grandfather, Ed "Papa" Ferrigno.
A memorial service was on Saturday, June 7, at 5
p.m., at Hamre Funeral Home in Lodi, WI. Donations
may be made in Jack's memory to the Epilepsy Foun-
A memorial service will be at Hawksnest beach on
St. John, U.S. Virgin islands on Saturday, Junel4, at
11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Autism Society of America, 7910 Woodmont Ave.,
Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814-3067 or www.au-

St. John Tradewinds
DeWitt W. Brown, M.D. died at home March 30,
2008. He was 91. Dr. Brown had a distinguished pro-
fessional career, enjoyed varied social interests and
treasured his family life.
Born in Emporia, Kansas, on August 1, 1916, Bill
moved to Indiana as a child and grew up in Irvington.
He attended Park School and graduated from Tech
High School where he first met his future bride. Dr.
Brown received his BA, MS and MD (1941) from In-
diana University.
From 1942 to 1946, he served his country in the
U.S. Army Air Corp Medical Corp and was released
with the rank of Major. Certified by the American
Board of Psychiatry, Dr. Brown had a private prac-
tice from 1949 to 1981. Dr. Brown was a Life Fellow
of the American Psychiatric Association, Professor
Emeritus Clinical Psychiatry at the Indiana Univer-
sity School of Medicine, and past president of the
Indiana Psychiatric Society.
In 1940 Dr. Brown married Mary Johnston. Togeth-
er they raised five children, providing them with love,

adventures and many opportunities to learn about na-
An inquisitive man of many interests, Dr. Brown
enjoyed woodworking, winemaking, fishing, writing,
reading, playing tennis and "committing" golf. After
retirement, he learned to scuba dive and to play the
piano. Dr. Brown loved the outdoors and in earlier
years spent hours cultivating papayas, mangos and
bananas in his garden on St. John.
Dr. Brown did many things, but he will be remem-
bered for what he was. He was kind and compassion-
ate, determined, disciplined and down-to-Earth, gen-
tle, smart, wise and witty. Above all, he was a loyal,
loving, protective husband and a generous, nurturing
and forgiving father.
He was preceded in death by his son DeWitt W.
Brown, III and eldest daughter Mary J. Brown. He is
survived by his wife Mary; daughters, Judith Brown
Fletcher, Wendy Brown Summers, and Carol Brown
Lukemeyer; and grandchildren William W. Fletcher,
Kathryn DeWitt Fletcher, Ben McShane and Sally
Rose McShane.

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DeWitt W. Brown Passes

St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 19

An Open Letter to Governor John de Jongh,
There is a crisis of energy which has hit our is-
lands and has hit us hard. On Friday, the 30th of May,
WAPA informed us that they are seeking a 40 percent
increase in the cost of electrical energy, with increas-
es for water consumption as well. This huge increase,
with its' serious repercussions, is making life for our
communities a hardship with no alternative solutions
in sight. We must do better or we may see many fami-
lies leaving and a loss of our economy from becoming
too expensive to live or vacation here.
I wish to urge Governor deJongh to consider estab-
lishing an Energy Task Force with Cabinet level influ-
ence to evaluate how we may look to the future. If we
do nothing, the WAPA increases will only continue to
grow uncontrollably. With an Energy Task Force, we
can search for solutions which do not come out of our
regulatory Public Service Commission and WAPA.
WAPA isn't looking forward, it is simply clutching
to survive. With an Energy Task Force our islanders
may feel that something is being done to protect their
What can an Energy Task Force do? Here are just a
few suggestions:
1. Recognize and evaluate the crisis at hand.
2. Meet immediately with HOVENSA and renegoi-
tiate a better bulk fuel price for WAPA. HOVENSA
must realize that they are part of our islands and must
do more to help our community. The demise of our
communities by the burden of fuel costs is not benefi-
cial to anyone, including HOVENSA.
3. Explore renewable sources of energy now, not
later, and urge such development to begin immedi-
ately. We need to establish wind and solar projects on
each island to feed our lines.
4. Establish a local and Federal fund to help indi-
viduals and businesses afford to develop solar and
wind power at their homes and businesses. One plan
would be to establish a "mortgage equity fund' to help

Dear Editor,
Thank you for your page five education article in
last week's issue. Many of us have long been con-
cerned about the careless driving of the school buses.
I have heard that Tuesday morning, May 27, there
was a near head on collision near Coral Bay and I was
told that the (probably speeding) bus was very much
in the right lane and that there was significant damage

St. John Tradewinds
As the 2008 hurricane season opens, long-time V.I.
Territorial Emergency Management Agency St. John
Deputy Director Alvis Christian is out of action.
Love City's head of emergency management is re-
covering from a recent illness at the Sea View Nursing

individuals and businesses to convert their power
needs towards being more self sufficent.
5. Establish energy classes and technical training
in renewable energy so that new business enterpris-
es may be created which will install and service our
homes and businesses with a new energy.
6. Demand that the Port Authority and the local
hospitals install solar and wind generators on their
huge roof tops and sites, servicing their buildings and
selling the excess back to WAPA. Such authorities,
like the Port Authority, should be encouraged to set
goals of expanding their renewable energy resources
by 20% per year.
7. Establish pilot projects on each island to explore
and develop renewable energy, for instance, in some
of our communities establish substations to have the
area get off the WAPA grid and actually sell power
back to WAPA.
8. Have the task force establish strict guidelines
for our government agencies to pay off their debt to
9. Have the task force solicit bids to sell WAPA to
a larger power entity with a plan that would include
lowering our consumption of fossil fuels.
Or, we could do nothing, and ignore forming an
Energy Task Force, with the end result being that en-
ergy costs will increase; fuel prices will escalate; food
prices will go through the roof; tourist services, such
as taxis, hotels and restaurants will become too pricey
for our competitive tourist economy so that people
will lose their jobs and our residents will be forced to
leave the territory in order to survive.
Governor deJongh, please consider establishing an
Energy Task Force. Your Cabinet has so many impor-
tant departments and commissions, surely such an
important reality as the cost of energy and it's affect
on our communities deserves to sit at the table.
Steve Black
St. John

to the passenger car/truck. I don't know if there were
children on the bus but, since I heard that it was head-
ing toward Cruz Bay, I suspect that it had already left
the children at GBS. I would appreciate it if you could
continue to write about this and other such incidents
in order to put pressure on Delrise Varlack to disci-
pline/fire her drivers.
Name withheld by request

and Rehabilitation Facility on St. Thomas, according
to friends.
Christian, a Moravian Church and community lead-
er who founded the John's Folly Learning Institute,
will be pursuing his recovery at the veterans facility
in New York, according to friends

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2

Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 4
Under Investigation: 4
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 29
Under Investigation: 29
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 27
Under Investigation: 27
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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Birth Announcement

Ruth "Sis" Frank Performance/Merit Scholarships

St. John Tradewinds
St. John School of the Arts announces the winners
of the Ruth "Sis" Frank Performance/Merit Scholar-
Students auditioned on Sunday, June 1, at the Arts
School vying for Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze
Level placements.
Jonte Samuel took the only Platinum Award for his
stellar performance on Saxophone. Evanna Chinnery
(Voice), Savannah Lyons-Anthony (Dance) and Ka-
maria Penn (Piano) each took a Gold Award with their
outstanding performances.
Kainoa Metcalf, Tiareh Schaub and Tyler Stephens

won Silver Awards for their performances on piano.
Nicole Goldman (Dance), Christin Marsh (Piano)
and Tiareh Schaub (Dance) took the Bronze Awards.
All participants were wonderful and came away
with the accomplishment of auditioning, which can
be quite a stressful, yet important time, in the life of
an artist.
Our three judges, who are outstanding community
leaders as well as accomplished artists and art edu-
cators, were very gracious in how they handled each
student. One judge said that it was one of the most ex-
citing auditions yet and they all agreed the skill level
of the students has grown.

Scholarship Established at GHS in Ruby Rutnik's Name

St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School is honored to announce the Ruby
Rutnik Annual Scholarship, which will be awarded to
an incoming Preschool or Pre-kindergarten student.
The scholarship is made in Ruby's memory to com-
memorate the 30th anniversary of Pine Peace School.
Ruby was in the first class when Pine Peace opened
its doors in 1978, and her parents, Andrew and Janet
Cook-Rutnik were among the founders of the school.
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund, Inc. is offer-
ing this $2,500 scholarship to a new student to attend
GHS for the first time. It will be an annual scholarship

awarded each year to a qualifying applicant.
This scholarship is funded by proceeds raised an-
nually at the Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tourna-
ment now in its 12th year. Scholarship applications
are available at the GHS lower campus office or by
contacting Beth Jones, Development Director, at
776-1730 or bethjones@giffthillschool.org to request
a copy.
Applications are due July 1 and the recipient will
be notified by July 30. Also, a generous supporter of
the school has offered to match any donation made to
GHS (up to $100,000) before September 1, 2008.

A Course in Miracles Workshop Scheduled for June 22

St. John Tradewinds
Ron Lively, A Course in Miracles student since
1980, will share the course teachings with St. John
residents on Sunday, June 22, from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45
p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. He will provide

a general overview of A Course in Miracles, discuss
the metaphysical aspects of course teachings, provide
practical life experiences.
The workshop is done by donation. For more infor-
mation, call Jennie Alvarez at 643-7758.



Available in the following

hotel rooms, villas & guest houses:

Caneel Bay Resort Caribbean Villas & Resorts Suite St. John
Gibney Beach Villas The Beach House Hillcrest Guest House units
Estate Zootenvaal St. John Ultimate Villas
Villa Paper Moon Villa LaSusa

If you have a villa or home in a rental program,
request that St. John Magazine is made available to your guests.

Hannah Augusta Sheffey
St. John Tradewinds
Dan and Amy Sheffey welcomed baby Hannah Augusta Shef-
fey into the world on Friday, May 30, at 2:17 a.m. Hannah, the
couple's first child, weighed 6.12 ounces.

St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 21


SCPaws for a Moment

Communicating With Your Dog

By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
Good communication between human beings
is the key to success in most areas of life, whether
in families, community groups or businesses. It
results in understanding and emotional bonding.
The communication which we create with
our pets, especially dogs, is as important in our
having a successful, satisfying relationship with
It is mostly non-verbal and consequently they
often become the best listeners in our lives!
Note the number of times your dog will turn
it's head in a questioning gesture which almost
says "What is it you are trying to tell me?"
How about the way your dog seems to know
when you are lonely and sad and need affec-
A dog's communication consists of
body language, facial expressions,
barks and tail-wagging. They are
keenly attuned to the non-verbal
level of your body expressions.
Remember as pack leader, your
dog's "job" is to "serve you,"
protect you, please you and
give you constant attention and
The problem often lies in our
lack of understanding in how we
communicate to our dog as well as
understanding what it is our dog is
telling us back. This requires that we
understand our dogs when speaking to
Dogs have the ability to learn many words. As
soon as you get your dog, start talking to him. It
will help your dog "study" and understand you.
It is helpful to use the same words. This makes
it much easier for your dog to pick up communi-
cation. Do the same with obedience words in a
confident and clear manner.
Always remember that the tone you use is as
important as the words you speak. Say the word
clearly and only reward your dog when he re-
sponds in the manner that you wish.
Simplicity is the key. One word like "sit" in
a strong tone which indicates authority will get
better results than a lot of words. Often hand
gestures can add another level of understanding
along with the word.
This is what creates the incredible loyalty
which man's best friend is known for and will
last a lifetime.
Barking is used to get your attention. Dogs
on short chains barking throughout the day are
saying one thing; "Please come and give me
attention...I am so lonely."
In some cases they may be barking to say they
are in need of water or food. Unfortunately, some
owners ignore these cries.

There is a difference between a "happy" bark
and a "warning" bark and you will learn this
quickly by listening. Your dog's dedication to
you is truly 24/7.
Your safety and approval is your dog's number
one priority. An affectionate pat, a scratch behind
the ears and loving words when your dog has
alerted you to a concern should be immediately
rewarded. Your dog is dedicated to pleasing you!
I recall an incident where Princess taught me
a great communication lesson. When she insis-
tently barked at someone coming up my stairway,
I responded to her emphatically by saying "No,
no barking."
Princess was obviously confused and slithered
away, but kept coming back to bark. I realized
that here she was warning me of someone
coming herjob to protect me and I
was responding with a "no."
I quickly changed my approach
to saying, "Good girl, thank you
4* it's OK," and rewarded her
S- with pats for protecting me!
She happily said hello to my
guest and went about her busi-
S ness relaxed and happy to have
done herjob. This one incident
made me realize how I needed
to understand her nature.
When it comes to other dogs,
your dog will be concerned with
your safety first. You may need to
demonstrate your authority so your
dog does not become aggressive.
Most dogs will approach each other initially
with a stiff-legged, tense posture with their tail
straight up. Direct eye-contact is one way they
"intimidate" with ears down. A show of teeth
means an assertion of dominance.
This should not be acceptable toward you, your
family or even other dogs. With proper commu-
nication your dog can be taught otherwise.
Fearful dogs will do submissive postures -
ears back, tail tucked and may show their teeth by
"grinning." This is a time to use reassuring and
cautious gestures to get a dog to come to you.
A playful dog will be relaxed and make it very
clear he wants to have fun!
When dogs interact, you will notice how they
sniff each other out. They are not being rude as I
often tell children. A dog's nose is incredibly sen-
sitive and by sniffing they are learning all kinds
of information about you or other dogs. It is also
their way of saying hello.
The fact is dogs are very intelligent as well
as amazing communicators. We simply need to
know how they "speak" and what it is they are
trying to tell us.
Please come by and help us out with dog walk-
ing. We are in desperate need of your time. It only
needs to be 20 minutes a day. Call 774-1625

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thing is to go back and check your previous bills and
make sure you are covered for the period."
Many notices are being generated because the Tax
Assessor's Office is updating from a manual to a
computer system, Barry added.
"It was stated on public radio that many bills may
have been lost or misplaced because the Tax Asses-
sor's Office used a manual system," she said. "I've
gotten three erroneous bills for the same year. Go
down to the Department of Finance and ask for as-
It's time for Tax Assessor Roy Martin and Lieuten-
ant Governor Greg Francis to meet with St. John resi-
dents, according to Barry.
"It's high time the Lt. Governor and the Tax Asses-
sor heard that St. John is not pleased that they lose
our records," she said. "We're not pleased that the Tax
Assessor doesn't come over to the St. John office."
St. John Residents Must Be Heard
"They need to hear that we are alive and we're not
pleased," Barry continued. "We can't stay silent any
more. They must hear feedback from us and we must
make sure our voices are heard."
As the tax case against the government continues,
District Court Judge Gomez will hear from Special
Master Hunt on Friday, June 13, in St. Thomas. The

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Lorelei Monsanto shares a thought with
the crowd during the Unity Day sponsored

hearing is open to the public.
Unity Day Group members are accepting contribu-
tions for the legal fund to continue the case against
the V.I. government. To make a contribution, call
Barry at 776-6046.

GBS 6th Graders Learn Math With Mini-golf Project

Tammy Judkin's sixth grade
class at Guy Benjamin School
showed off their math savvy
with mini-golf course models
illustrating perimeter, radius
and area concepts.

St. John Tradewinds News
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VIWMA Urges Preparedness

During the Hurricane Season

St. John Tradewinds
In preparation for hurricane
season, the V.I. Waste Manage-
ment Authority advises resi-
dents to remove and properly
dispose of unnecessary debris,
waste and other non-hazardous
waste materials from around
their homes and properties.
VIWMA reminds the pub-
lic to refrain from disposing
of unacceptable waste, such as
batteries, tires, medical, liquid
or hazardous waste, appliances
and vehicles, asbestos, grease,
junked cars, gas cylinders and
construction and demolition
debris at the public disposal bin
sites. Many of these items are to
be taken directly to the landfill

or transfer station.
Items acceptable at the land-
fills and transfer station include:
appliances without fluids; ve-
hicles without tires, batteries
or fluids; gas cylinders that are
punctured or have the tops cut
off; construction and demoli-
tion debris in four-inch cubes;
and yard waste and scrap metal
reduced to four-feet lengths.
Hazardous waste, including
but not limited to medical and
liquid waste, fluorescent bulbs
and electronic waste, are to be
disposed of through a permit-
ted private waste hauler and at
a permitted disposal site.
For further information, con-
tact 776-6346.

Merchants Reminded To

Submit Price Lists to DLCA

During Hurricane Season

St. John Tradewinds
With the commencement of
the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane
Season, Department of Licens-
ing and Consumer Affairs Com-
missioner Kenrick Robertson
reminds all merchants to supply
the DLCA a copy of their price
list which details all goods and
merchandise in stock.
Provisions of the Virgin Is-
lands Code require the price lists
to be submitted on June 1 and on
the first day of each month dur-
ing the hurricane season, which
ends on November 30.

"Businesses, which stocks
goods and services necessary
for hurricane preparation and
recovery, are required to submit
this list pursuant to Title 3, Sec-
tion 272 of the Virgin Islands
Code," said Robertson. "Failure
to submit the price lists will re-
sult in penalties prescribed by
Businesses should submit
the price list on St. John at the
Administrator's office. Ques-
tions about this policy should be
directed to Karen Stapleton, St.
John Coordinator, at 693-8036.

Tae Kwon Do Promotion Ceremony

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by MaLinda Nelson

Tae Kwon Do sensei, instructor and students (L to R): Aaliyah Lord, Afibae
Henley Jr., Landis Wallace, Jahmari Boynes, Kade Wallace, instructor Anthony
Lewis, Amoi Athanase, I-Ion Monsanto, Lamar Monsanto, Kobe Liburd, Adaeja
Meade and sensi Keith Edwards.


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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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

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Community Calendar

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

Monday, June 9
Department of Planning and Natural Resources Coastal Zone
Management Director Janice Hodge will speak at the next Coral
Bay Community Council forum on Monday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m.
at the John's Folly Learning Institute in Coral Bay.
Monday, June 9-Tuesday, June 10
The Epiphany Theater Company of St. John is calling for au-
ditions for its 2008 fundraiser, "Keep 'Em Guessing." Auditions
will be at the St. John School of the Arts on June 9 and 10 with
callbacks scheduled for June 12.
Tuesday, June 10
Guy Benjamin Elementary students will be promoted in a
Tuesday, June 10, ceremony at 9 a.m. at the Emmaus Moravian
Wednesday, June 11
Julius E. Sprauve School's promotion ceremony will be on
Wednesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Church.
Thursday, June 12
Gifft Hill School students will graduate on Thursday, June 12, at
5 p.m. at Caneel Bay Resort's Turtle Point.
Friday, June 13
Senior Variety Show, Winston Wells ball field, 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 14
Festival bike race, V.I. National Park, 8 a.m.
Sunday, June 15
Princess show, Winston Wells ball field, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 17
The STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce's St. John Chapter June
meeting is Tuesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's multi-
purpose center.
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 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.
Saturday, June 21
Miss St. John Selection, Winston Wells ball field, 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 22
Food Fair and Coronation, Frank Powell Park, 1 p.m. Boat races,
Cruz Bay harbor, 3 p.m.
Friday, June 27
Festival Mix, Winston Wells ball field, 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 28
Festival Village opens, Cruz Bay parking lot, 7 p.m.

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

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St. John Police Department: 693-8880 or 911

Cellular 911: 776-9110

St. John Fire Service: 776-6333

Saturday, May 31 Disturbance of the peace, D.V
12:50 a.m. ADT Security c/r an activated Tuesday, June 3
alarm at Colombian Emeralds in Wharfside Vil- 12:00 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/re-
lage. Activated alarm, questing police assistance. Police assistance.
5:00 p.m. An Estate Concordia resident p/r 8:00 p.m. A visitor from the Bronx, NY, p/r
that he laid some tile for a man who doesn't want that someone removed his money from his rental
to pay him. Police assistance, vehicle. Grand larceny.
6:30 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that 10:05 p.m. Officer Huggins c/r someone was
someone removed her computer from on top of being assaulted in the area of Wharfside Vil-
her bed. Grand larceny. lage.
10:08 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r Thursday, June 5
that his girlfriend removed several items from 7:20 a.m. Cruz Bay Water c/r a burglary. Bur-
his home without his permission. Grand larceny. glary in the third.
Sunday, June 1 4:55 p.m. -A resident p/r that her ex-boyfriend
2:00 p.m. A Chocolate Hole resident c/r that has been calling her telephone and harassing her.
one of her rental villas was burglarized. Burglary Telephone harassment.
in the third. 5:40 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that
6:15 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that someone removed his boat from by the gas sta-
her son is causing a disturbance at her residence. tion area of Caneel Bay.

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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008 27


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



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

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

PT Cleaning Help
Starfish Market on STJ
18+ y/o, legal citizen/
resident, English speaking
Hard working, dependable.
Call Nedra Ephraim, Store
Manager at 779-4949

Needed: Sunday worker.
Must be retail experi-
enced, responsible, outgo-
ing. Sunday bonus offered.
Call Bamboula 693-8699.

Short Term
Johns Folly Private 1 BR
masonry home. Beautiful
ocean views, breezes.
W/D. $1000/week/dbl.

Campground in
Peter's Bay, St. John
Cottages, eco-tents
and bare sites. Call for
rates: 340-998-1504

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

Animal Care Center (ACC)
has 1 immediate opening
for employment: Kennel
Technician for dogs-part
time -5 mornings a week.
This is a hands on position.
Working with the shelter
dogs, applicants must be
dependable, responsibile, and
love dogs. Do you like dogs?
Do you like to exercise and
can't afford to go to the gym?
Then come over and be a dog
walker. We are desperately
in need of dog walkers in the
mornings and in the evenings.
If interested come on over
or call 774-1625 and talk to
shelter manager
Connie Joeseph.
"Please help us care."

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

Ford Escape 2002
15,000 miles, one owner,
CD/AC, 4WD, Auto,
Book value; $10,300.
Good condition-minor
dents (driver side). $9,300
643-5722 Jeal

Island Truck
For Sale
1986 Toyota 4x4, good
work truck. $2,000.00
642-1881 or 693-9467

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

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

2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house,
30 mile views, paved road,
5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min.
Cruz Bay, wrap around cov-
ered porches, A/C, W/D,
annual lease. $1895/mo.
or 561-602-9484

Cruz Bay: 1 Bd/1 Ba
$1400; 1 Bd/1 Ba $1400;
1 Bd/1 Ba, W/D, $1400;
2 Bd/1 Ba, W/D $1600;
2Bd/ 2 Ba, W/D, ocean-
front, $2400; 3 Bd, 2 Ba,
W/D, $2800; 2 Bd/ 2 Ba,
Chocolate Hole, $2300.
Coral Bay: 2 Bd, 1 Ba
house, great view $2100;
2 Bd/ 2 Ba, W/D, ocean-
front, $2200

Losing rental b/c of sale.
Wanted for rent July 1:
2 Bed, unfurnished or
"unfinished," no appli-
ances ok long term
lease, parking and a breeze
a must. Cruz Bay or Coral
Bay, have references,
4WD okay. No dumps.
Call 514-3285
or 860-388-8993

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

Tame sheep and goats
available for bush control
on your property, St. John
only. Call Carolina Corral
at 693-5778

S Et ate

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

located in Coral Bay,
flat lot with water views,
affordable. $150,000.

Peter's Bay, St. John
Lots for lease long and
short term. Affordable
rates! Call for more info:

Seeking sale
or partnership
arrangement in
Mixed Media Gallery
due to health issues.
See or call Mike

Prime Retail spot for sale
Cruz Bay Waterview,
Waterfall ,need quick sale.
No bars or restaurants. 3
yr lease to be neg. w/land-
lord @time of sale. All
contents neg. Will con-
sider all offers! Come by
Bringin' the Fun 715-2386

Charming gift store
in Cruz Bay for sale.
Established five years ago
with growth each year.
Sale includes inventory
and lease. Owner willing
to assist new owner. Call
Donna Wheeler, Realtor
340-514-4309 for more

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

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

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

For Space Call

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

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

Nick 771-3737


Brand New Office/Retail
Space Available

Excellent Location
right next to Westin!
Join Gourmet Market,
Spa, Offices, & more
3 spaces remain:
603 ft. / 726 ft. / 837 ft.
Ample Parking, Generator,
Summer 2008 Turnover.
Call 473-9670 /

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

FrS al I

Newly certified 20' ship-
ping container newly
arrived on St. John and
used only twice. Container
will be on Gifft Hill for
inspection. Call Alyce
Jordon. 340-776-6568

Coin operated games for
sale, one foozball table,
two pool tables, two pinball
machines, two bartop
videos. Games may be
seen at Front Yard.
Call 514-3342 for pricing.

e rical ge Soae

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

28 St. John

Tradewinds, June 9-15, 2008

Team San Martin Waterfront Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. on North Shore
on North Shore
Take advantage of the
chance to own a private
waterfront .44 acre lot!
Enjoy views to the north
and Hamm's Bluff.
MLS #07-1682 $199,000 Beautiful sunsets and

5 Company SCUBA diving The Wall
5Christansted, Street will be yours. Island
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Pick up a copy of TRADEWINDS at:

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

John McCann G Assoc. .


340-693-7331 fax
TOWN Coral Bay
from a -d, 340-774-7962
/ 340-777-5350 fax
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box 1191, St.John, VI 00831

1 bdrm, 1 bath, high-quality masonry construction bath home with pool and guest cottage. From
beach house, located on a large 1.36+/-acre a location on north side of Bordeaux Mountain,
parcel in Privateer Bay. The house, designed by Tequila Sunrise is aptly named for its gorgeous
Michael Milne, is very private, cannot be seen down island, sunrise and moonrise views.
from the estate road & is only steps from the Quiet and private with lush tropical
water. It is fully shuttered with covered decks & landscaping, this home is a real value
clear cypress ceilings. Stony Bay Beach House .................... ....................$1,375,000.
can be purchased "as is" or can be finished out to
suit your taste. An excellent value with its pristine U LUMINARIA '1
& private location, wonderful views & cooling has a com-
tradewind breezes ......................... $1,550,000. manding and pri-
vate location on
c RIDGETOP 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.

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won't lasi al this
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custom cabincls,
vne sinks. amazing
I and huge water
v Only $1.295S1.0.

TWO HOMES nearing complex ion, A 2 r. 2ni and ] br, I ba colltgc. I l'ge views, Jusr $995.00.
LOWER PETER BAY b4r. 4.Sba. pool and just mstps a.wa from wvhil sandy bcuhni. $6,A00,000.
NBAR TOWN A newly constructed villa with two sepcratc 2BR/2BA units & pool. T1.999,999.
Now Availabl heI bacrhron devel, Walk lo and rental income from
i fl fr'om thnse (2]2hv 2ba lhi 211R. 20IA pCthoutse
unils ltartiog at S75,00C0. uni. with aurnlct w iLt
And. &2) 1br 2ba ,iwi cwis. viwsPool. Easy walk to
lavLtihs at $1,100,000-. wn..... ONLY 9951.,0D.
CRANDE BAY Assignmcnl o f rCointlc" silnrtuig at 8M9,100, Penthouse unit for S7SfOO0.
WHY RENT Sunicl Ridge 2 new I br. Iba units w? huge water views. $279,000 & $299.000.
SIRENUSA I.uxury condo devel- is nearly LomInplel 2. 3 & 4BR na'il. & hbegi at 5$1 0,0000Q.
A STEAL This 2br, 1 .5b htIn it all. Sunsel wallr views. common pool. A muNl Bme. $549,00O.

bordering Nalional Park w) Patrel in peaefulI Fish
270 rl. of wtcer rronlaig & Bay. The perfect building
small sandy beach on Rreef locatIhn IT yOUr drean
Bay. Enjoy views & sounds vacaioin villa w/ easy
ef the srrf. S2,75.0,00D. beach access. E92S,000O
NEW LISTING Priced To Scill Motivled Ownorl Cr4liioa .25+/- aC Great views. $209,999.
1B ACBRS & 29 hub-dividLd In Lt abo'V R i dc -icj u with most roads pa~ved. Cll Lus for detailI.
DFVELOPMRNT OPPORTUNITY ecpi; d pa1i & permit; rfcr 15 uwihi aend pcj-... $2,750,000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building Ino whilh Lncumptr41b]e norlih Ihr viewv....., S2.500,00.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! thle highlesl point on Mnmery Peak, Ama-ing 3&0 view SI .599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+/.ac.knill top wi/panoUranic views exceLllert devel~rpmtfi pIoteL tial.$ ,299,)99.
FBERMANS GROUND ].atBre uh-dividable 1.73+/- at. IIL with g eat w&aer vies..... 44%,99.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island views from Jos and Sandy Cay to Lcduck ............-429,000
REDUCBD oversized lot in Coral Bay near proposed marina projectL............. IUST 1310,000.
WHAT A DEAL C h eclai Il ul0 lot will actLive plan & prL nit in placr................... -224,D00 .
LOWEST PRICED parcel in precligious Choclite Holer A STEAL AT JUST ..........195,000.
EMMAUS A great IL itl a grc al price with hugc C.pra l liav harbor views....... Now just $S17 5,l0.
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMOst wveet avnil- |LOCATION, LOCATION Marly oprioks evss
able. Prices mrage frotm 111,00 to 5125,00. I fot thi Retail ShOpping CIekter. 52,250,000

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still have room for 2 or 3 special villas with pools.
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iplete management and maintenance 24 years on-island experience
4 Convent Marketplace office (Second Floor) On-line Booking
Cor Ze ra r On-in Booking

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St. John Properties, Inc.

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

Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix I

Johnson Bay Estates

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

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

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

Premium Cruz Bay condo $698,000
St. John Properties is the only St. John real estate agency
with an office on St. Croix. Long-time St. John resident
Vicky Pedersen is the St. John Properties representative
on St. Croix. Her enthusiasmfor both St. John and
St. Croix is contagious and her knowledge of both
islands is extensive. Call Vicky at 626-8220

hn and St. Thomas.

"Andante by the Sea" is a 3 bedroom
pool villa on a ridge-top between Hart
Bay and Chocolate Hole beaches, pro-
j viding stunning sunrise to sunset views.
Carefully oriented to optimize the
breezes, this villa offers open air living as
well as air conditioned bedrooms, if
desired. The interior of the home features hardwood and stone
accents, is tastefully furished and provides excellent privacy with a
unique open layout and separation of bedroom suites. Access from
both Iguana Lane and Croton Road presents options for expansion or
addition of a second guest cottage on the oversized one acre plus lot.
A deeded walking pathway leads to Hart Bay Beach nearby. This
popular rental home has an impressive rental history. $1,895,000.00
S"Carolina Cottage" Really cute 2
bedroom house with nice water views of
Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole. Faces
east to catch the cooling trade wind
breezes. Paved driveway, easy access.
Fully fumished. Well maintained home
writh Intiw elrk ~nrl mk to e vnndr nr dlr nanl C flflfl

Battery Hill Condos Two lovely ground
floor 2-bedroom units with spacious, private
sun decks and delightful water views. Taste-
fully furnished and completely air-conditioned,
these units are walking distance to town and
Frank Bay Beach. Just steps away from both
the spacious pool deck amid tropical landscaping and the ample parking area.
Excellent rentals. $550,000 & $895,000
"Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of the newest -- A 1
and most spacious condos to be found on St. -
John. New construction finished in 2005,
beautiful views, sun deck and pool area, walk
to town and Frank Bay Beach. The two
bedroom is over 1700 sq. ft. and the three
bedroom penthouse units are over 2100 sq.ft.
All feature large kitchens, granite countertops, stainless appliances, large
closets, private washer and dryer and ample storage. These condos have it
all. $975,000 to $1,400,000

St^^^^ g. Jo-n, 00831 t, r- I LANDIDEVELOPMENT -
(g3 6 Ax "House With A View" lives up to its "Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in
name with beautiful views over Rendez- prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views over
vous Bay and St. John's south shore, north shore to Jost Van Dyke. This parcel is not part
This 4 bedroom home is high enough to of Peter Bay subdivision therefore no membership
THINKIN ABO T Scatch the cooling tradewind breezes but dues, assessments, covenants or restrictions can
THI KING ABOUT SELLING? close enough to Rendezvous Bay to be levied. However, owner retains right to use
CAL F A F EE hear the surf and see the varied colors of the water around the coral entry to Peter Bay subdivision (upper Peter Bay) to access this parcel. $2.3M
CALL US FOR A FREE heads and beaches. This is a large lot in a quiet, established "ZOOTENVAAL COTTAGES" A unique St John
ESTIMATE OF THE MARKE neighborhood yet just minutes from Cruz Bay. The pool and deck property with 850' of waterfront, including a white
new and make this an attractive short-term rental or a great familysand beach Almost 5 acres at pristine
VALUE OF YOUR PROPER powder sand beach. Almost 5 acres at pristine
VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY home. $1,350,000 Hurricane Hole, a National Marine Monument. on
\ "SeaWing" is a uniquely designed beautiful Borck Creek. There are 4 short term rental
masonry home with fabulous panoramic cottages on the property. Cottages are masonry construction and in excellent
... ...... condition. One is riaht on the beach $14M

views over Hrumcane nole, tast tnd and
SPrthe British Virgins and an easy stroll to
your own deeded access at Pebble
Beach! Just like living on the sea with
.stunning Blue-Water views sparkling
outside your windows!This is a popular short term rental, fully air
conditioned and close to Coral Bay. Seawing faces the cooling trade
winds and breath-taking sunrises are guaranteed. NOW $1,150,000

AND MUCH MORE .. .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through Islandia Real
Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and price on the island of
St. John. Feel free to visit our website at wwwislandiarealestate. com or call
and speak with one of our full-time, professional agents at: (340) 776-666.
We will be happy to help you find the perfect property to fulfill your needs and
dreams. Serving St. John for over 36 years.

YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH is just steps outside this Hart Bay waterfront villa.
"Rendezview" has been extensively renovated and features 4 bdrms & 4 baths with tasteful
furnishings, enormous swimming pool, expansive decks, & stonework. Also enjoy the lower 3
bdrm beach house. Excellent short term rental income $2,895,000

L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in
upscale Pt.Rendezvous. 180 sea views, spacious
great room,dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large
bdrm/bath suites. Infinity edge pool w/spa.
Excellent rental income. $2,950,000. Virtual tour
available at: www.americanparadise.com
MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charming
B&B. This compound offers a gated entry, near to
lovely Frank Bay and town. Multi unit property
consisting of (4) 1bd/1ba units with A/C, common
pool and garage. Motivated Seller! $1,195,000
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a
beautiful home with outstanding westerly views.
Stonework highlights the upstairs master suite,
ensuite bath and kitchen/greatroom. Walls and
roof are complete. Beautiful landscaping. Plenty of
room to add..46 acre $1,095,000
ADURO A cottage in a tranquil setting. Water
views of Fish Bay & Ditleff. A/C, pool, &
professional landscaping, 2 kitchens, 3 bdrms.
Offering a comfortable setting for residences and
visitors alike. $899,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property on the
knoll of the hill above Cruz Bay Town offering
panoramic views of Cruz Bay Harbor and St.
Thomas. Zoned R-4, this very large site is ideally
suited for development. Also featuring a 3
bedroom short term rental home known as
"Tamarind" and an enormous inviting pool.
ADVENTURE VILLA is a 3 bdrm 3 ensuite
bathroomvilla located within a lush setting with
Coral Bay views. This 4 bdrm villa is built for
comfort and privacy with trex decks, cathedral
ceilings, native stone, mahogany & cypress, great
breezes. $1.195.000

LOVE NEST Welcome to this sparkling, bright
& airy, brand new cottage overlooking Hurricane
Hole, Coral Bay, & BVI. A C/O has been obtained
for this gem, and plans approved for an additional
2BR, 2BA w/pool on the 1/2 acre site. Move right
in! Park your money here & watch it grow.
new classic three bedroom, 3.5 bath villa with
superior craftsmanship, Caribbean stonework,
Spanish tile roof and wonderful attention to every
detail. Stunning 180 degree view from every room
with a huge deck surrounding the large pool and
sunken hot tub on this .61 acre parcel. The
luxurious home features mahogany cabinets,
doors and furniture, a gourmet kitchen, ac in
bedrooms and much more. A must see!
CORAL HAVEN has fabulous breezes and
sweeping Hurricane Hole & Coral Bay views.
Private but accessible location on Seagrape Hill.
Live in the upper level apartment and continue to
rent the popular lower short term rental
apartment. The hard work is done for the main 2
bdrm/2bath main house with the foundation,
21,000 gal. cistern and lower deck completed.
Room to add a pool. Many fruit trees and local
plants Priced to sell. $745,000
ESTATE ROSE The largest private estate listed
for sale on St. John's South Shore. Double parcel
knoll top site offers spectacular views. Completely
refurbished main house includes 3 bdrms, 41/2
baths, mahogany library, office/media room,
spacious great room, mahogany kitchen, spa,
12'x40' pool, plus a caretaker's cottage. 2.2 Acres.


CHOCOLATE HOLE .5 acre site with beautiful
ocean views for $409,000.
with just 10% down, no payments for 6
months, then make interest only payments for
30 months at 7%! Gated community of
multi-million dollar homes, offering fabulous views
of the Caribbean Sea. Located above the Westin
Hotel, subdivision amenities include native stone
walls, stamped concrete roads, & underground
utilities. Prices start at $549,000.
HANSEN BAY 200' of usable beach front!
Fabulous views & breezes, private and secluded
location! Driveway cut to access beach. $820,000

ZOOTENVAAL .82 acre parcel in quaint
neighborhood. Conveniently located to Coral Bay.
Water views of Coral Bay Harbor and Hurricane
Hole. Nice breezes. Subdividable $425,000
R-4 ZONING! Turn key opportunity for Cruz
Bay preconstruction condos. Plans included.
Views of Caribbean Sea, Little St James and
outer islands. Reduced to $795,000.
HARD LABOR! Walk to the beach or Miss
Lucy's Restaurant via deeded beach easement!
Moderately sloped .25 acre parcel with subtle
breezes and beautiful views of Friis Bay and
beyond. Reduced to $299,000.

CHARMING SERENDIP STUDIO. Least expensive condo on the market! Panoramic sunset
views, small complex w/lush gardens, on site mgt & established rental program, NEW pool, deck,
and BBQ area $295,000
BATTERY HILL LISTING! B-2 is a tastefully furnished 2nd floor unit with tiled floors, attractive
covered outdoor deck, beautiful views of Cruz Bay, pool and a short walk to town. Impressive rental
history. $699,000
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.
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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tate features tennis court, 2 pools, 2 hot
tubs, 7 bedrooms 7.5 baths, on 1 acre.
Impressive rental history, awesome
views, walk to Chocolate Hole beach.

LOCATION LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, w/ sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom
/ 2 bath stone and concrete home w/ large wraparound ve-
randa, travertine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large
spa, full air conditioning, large circular drive. $1,995,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Three bedroom / 2 bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, /2 acre
lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the dis-
tance, fragrant bay trees, lush vsegetation. Take advantage
of all the benefits of owning a Force 10 home. $760,000.
AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms / 4 baths, in-
finity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush
gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
FISH BAY Charming masonry home with one bedroom
mah CONTRACtry,E
and teTc views of Fish Bay and beyond. $599,000.
WATERFRONT W/ DOCK Poured concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home on a flat 3% acre site adjacent to Natl Park. Enjoy all wa-
tersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the secluded
shoreline. Priced below appraised value at $1,385,000.
WATERFRONT VILLA Spacious 3 bd/3 bath situated
just 25' from wnltr'.- 't for
boat 9 ors,
A/C. acaion rental history. $2,774,000.
WINDSONG-Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush /2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
UPPER CAROLINA -1 bd/1 bath cottage, with Certificate
of Occupancy, on lush 0.44 ac. lot. Reduced to $380,000.
NEW CONDOS- Attractive 1 bedroom/1 bath units priced
to sell. Beautiful water views, solid masonry construc-
tion, shared pool. Small 4 unit complex at Sunset Ridge.
$279,000 and $299,000.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.

ESTATE BELLEVUE Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
ADRIAN Off the beaten path, wooded /2 acre w/
underground utilities and paved roads. $250,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $340,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 -Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
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. $350,000.
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.
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
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views.................. $359k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site....................................$280k
Lower Bordeaux, beautiful BVI views, paved rd.........$199k
Ironwood Rd, great Coral Bay views, house plans.......... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views! 0.506 acre .................. $379k
Spectacular views, high on Bordeaux............................... $599k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway in................................ $255k



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custom designed with 2 pools, (5x3) "LIME TREE BAY" 490'
luxurious shoreline
master& 6 on Round
additional Bay. White
bdrms, sand beach

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

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BORDEAUX MTN. "VILLA SIBELLA" Beautiful new 5 bedroom villa NEW CONSTRUCTION CHOCOLATE "SAGO COTTAGE", adorable Caribbean style
(5x4) STUNNING in Virgin Grand Estates! Spacious rooms with HOLE totally charming, 2x2 with private masonry cottage with wonderful down island
VIEWS! Charming, top of the line amenities. Views, pool, privacy! gated courtyard, large pool, planters & views and great rental history. $1,100,000.
gated .5 ac. estate; $2,200,000. columns, arched doors and windows, island "CASA NITA" 3 bed/3 bath St. Quacco villa
spa, fireplace, "VILLA FAR NIENTE", stone showers, a/c, hi tech kitchen, etc. with spacious & light rooms, big views to BVI.
poolside kitchen, New construction $1,495,000. $1,050,000.
ultimatee privacy in prestigious Point "WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGES"; super privacy TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT
Rendezvous is ready highlights these two charming masonry cottages. HILL Delightful 3 bedroom income producing
RENDEZVOUS BAY (5x5) "VISTAERO" for you to customize. Hot tubs, bricked courtyards and wonderful decor masonry home with pool and privacy. Beautiful
breathtaking views, huge pool & spa, fabulous Great views and make this a very special offering. $1,400,000. water views to St. Thomas! Extensive exotic
villa or residence! $3,000,000 Price reduced! artistic landscaping. "SEAVIEW" vacation landscaping. TRADE or $999,000.
WATERFRONT $2,100,000. villa. Charming 4 COLORFUL FISH BAY RETREAT! Immaculate 3
VITA" wth" boat "SEACAY VILLA", pool villa has unobstructed, bdrm, masonry bedroom / 3 bath home, borders National Park,
VITA" with boat panoramicocean viewsand good shortterm rental home in excellent views of Fish Bay & Ditleff Pt. $795,000.
mooring. 376 ft. history. Short drive to Cruz Bay. $1,995,000. condition with large
shoreline. W-1 UPP R pool in convenient INCREDIBLE FISH BAY VALUE! 4 bed/2 bath
zoning allows CAROLINA: Chocolate Hole. home with huge panoramic views and quiet
commercial uses CAROLINA location. $750,000.
$2,995,000. 3 bdrm, 3.5 $1,395,000. location. $750,000.
SG R E A bath villa has UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR "SANCTUARYGARDEN"Serenewell-builthome
^?^Kffl ---^B EXPECTATIONS" spectacular 3.5 BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate wth 2 units, lovely pool, gardens & expansive
(7x71/2) 1 ac., Coral Bay entry, large room for addl. BR, excellent rental decks in this quiet, private location. PRICE
tennis, 2 homes views from potential. $1,390,000.
pools, spas, walk to this custom "SEABISCUIT" "CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" Two bedroom
beaches. Impressive 3 level home. (2x2) Caribbean family home plus separate studio rental
rental. $2,495,000. Main level has style, masonry, downstairs. View to Tortola. $415,000.
"POINCIANA" 1.24 acres beachfront on Hart spacious great room and front porch. Interior panoramic OWN A
S3 b h use th sa, views ad staircase goes to 2 master suites & a lower level views, pool & ho OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom
By. b b h w s studio suite below. $1,500,000. tub. Immaculate, luxury home. Magnificent views and sunsets
breezes. $2,495,000. "" COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA abov C l from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/
CHOCOLATE HOLE NORTH (5x5) "SOLARIS" views with awesome sunsets and av or waterfalls and spas, deeded home ownerships
Spectacular views of 5 bays. 60' lap pool, impressive views with awesome sunsets and St. H a r b o u r. waterfalls and spas, deeded home ownerships
courtyard, and great amenities. $2,400,000. Thomas lights. Caribbean style. $1,499,999. $1,150,000. from | 79,000.

Exclusively Listed Land

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

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

in the original Hansen Bay subdivision,
Dreekets Bay and Privateer Bay, with pristine
views & lovely beaches listed from $285,000
- $2,500,000.
parcels in new subdivision offer exciting views
and adjacent to National Park. Underground
utility access and paved roads. From .5 .91
acre, $299,000- $795,000.

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

Condos &e Timeshares

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

Development Opportunity

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

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