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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: June 16, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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June 16-22, 2008
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TRADEWIND!
The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Ferryboat Operators Seek Major Fare Increase for Fuel
Rising Oil Costs Could Require $1 Increase Page 9

Inaccurate
Property Tax
Delinquencies
Vex Owners
Page 7
Beanefit for
Bean Brings
Out the Best
of Coral Bay
Page 13
JESS Promotes
11 in Ceremony
with 1988 Class
St John Tradewinds News Photos by Jonathan Doran
Page 5
Pomp and Carishma Marsh
Circumstance Leads GBS Grads
Well-wishers celebrated Page 4
the graduation of the 10 Veteran Teacher
members of the Gifft Hill
School Class of 2008 Patrice Harley
at ceremonies at Turtle
Bay Point at Caneel Bay Retires from GBS
Resort.
Page 2

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Veteran Guy Benjamin Teacher Patrice


Harley Retires After 33 Years of Teaching


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After spending five days a week
teaching everything from spelling
to shoelace tieing for 33 years -
the last 18 of which she spent at
Guy Benjamin School Patrice
Harley is turning in her chalk.
The veteran teacher was hon-
ored at a ceremony in early June
at GBS when students and teach-
ers throughout the school sang her
praises. Harley was also the guest
speaker at the GBS sixth grade
promotion exercises on June 10.
The teacher was looking for-
ward to winding down from all the
excitement of another school year.
"First thing I will have to do is
calm down and relax," said Harley.
"I'm still on a high right now from
all the happenings around here."
Even though she won't be teach-
ing a class herself, Harley will
likely return to GBS as a volunteer
next year to help out where pos-
sible, she explained.
Becoming an educator was a
life-long ambition for Harley, who
first dreamt of teaching when she
was in elementary school.
"I always wanted to be a teach-
er," said Harley. "Since I was in
the sixth grade, I knew that this is
what I wanted to do."
After graduating with a bach-
elor of science degree in educa-
tion from Ball State University,
Harley's first teaching job was at
Nisky Elementary School on St.
Thomas the very place where
she first imagined herself teaching
all those years before.
The St. Thomas native left the
territory to pursue a master's de-
gree at Glassboro State College in
New Jersey, where she also taught
children of migrant workers.
Following three years in the
Garden State, Harley returned
to the Virgin Islands to teach at
E. Benjamin Oliver Elementary
School on St. Thomas which is
named after her grandfather, who


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


Mrs. Patrice Harley


was also an educator.
Besides teaching, Harley's other
great love is tennis. She met her
future husband, former St. John
Administrator Julien Harley, at a
tennis tournament in St. Croix.
The two were married in 1981,
after which Harley moved to Love
City. She began teaching at GBS
in 1990 and cherished her time at
the small Coral Bay elementary
school.
"I loved teaching here because
we all had a great relationship,"
said Harley. "We were all trying
to be the village which raises the
child."
Harley has taught first grade,
elementary math and recently re-
turned to kindergarten, for which
she has a special fondness.
"I love guiding the younger
ones," said Harley. "They need
a special kind of guidance. They
come in with so much raw energy,
you have to deal with that before


you start in on lessons."
Practices and performances with
the Love City Leapersjump roping
team will also keep Harley busy
after retirement. A member of the
St. John Racquet Club, don't ex-
pect her to slow down on the ten-
nis court anytime soon either.
New teachers starting out on
their careers, would do well to lis-
ten to their colleagues who have
been around longer, Harley ex-
plained.
"I would tell young teachers to
learn from the people around them
- custodians, cooks, faculty and
teachers," she said. "They have a
lot of wisdom to share. Why re-
invent the wheel when you don't
have to."
Coming from an educator who
successfully taught for 33 years,
that is a true pearl of wisdom.
Harley will be missed by the
entire GBS family and Coral Bay
community.


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Closing June 16 for Festival Village
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Festival and Cultural Organization will be closing
the Cruz Bay U.S. Custom's parking lot starting Monday, June 16,
through Tuesday, July 8.
The parking lot will be closed for the erection of the Festival Vil-
lage. Vehicles parked during that time will be towed and ticketed.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

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.

"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.

KATS Celebration Set for June 28
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Kids And The Sea program will not offer a row-
ing and seamanship course until the fall. The introductory program
will start after students return to school. Students who will be 8
years old by December 31 are eligible for enrollment. Notices and
applications will be sent to schools in the fall.
The annual KATS celebration will be Saturday, June 28, at noon
at Skinny Legs.

"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.

Frett Awarded Sprauve Sholarship
St. John Tradewinds
The Elaine I. Sprauve Library Scholarship Committee is proud
to announce that the recipient of the 2008 scholarship is Emori
Frett, a graduate of the Ivanna Eudora High School who will be
attending the University of the Virgin Islands.


York Promoted at Camden Military
St. John Tradewinds
LoganYork, the son of Scott and Sheree York, was promoted to
the 12th grade and band co-platoon leader at the Camden Military
Academy in Camden, South Carolina.
York also received certificates for JV soccer and CSM martian's
award. Camden Military Academy is a college preparatory military
boarding school founded in 1950.








St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2008 3


St. John Tradewinds Photos by MaLinda Nelson


GHS Class of 2008 (L toR): Jesse Simonsen, Cassie Pociask, Emese Nemeth, Charles
Iwuc, James Frett Jr., Gregory Edward, Dor6 Culbert, Kristopher Blyth, Hadiya Sewer
(salutatorian) and Lincoln Liburd (valedictorian).



Gifft Hill School Graduates 10 Seniors at Turtle Bay

New Beginnings for GHS Class of 2008


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Tourists snorkeled just off-shore
and power boats zoomed by as 10
Gifft Hill School seniors left their
high school careers behind at a
ceremony at Turtle Bay Point at
Caneel Bay Resort on Thursday
afternoon, June 12.
After a late afternoon shower,
seniors at the island's only high
school walked out to the point to
the sounds of steel pan played by
Zaid Sewer and Monique Edwards
while proud family members and
friends watched.
Four of the 10 seniors started
school at what was then Pine Peace
School and their former kindergar-
ten teacher Beth Knight head
of the lower campus at GHS -
addressed the crowd as the guest
speaker.
"I am deeply honored to be in-
cluded in your ceremony," said
Knight. "It is evident that your
success is due to the strong rela-
tionship between your families
and our school."
Kindergarten Lessons
After reading a poem compar-
ing children to kites who eventu-
ally soar on their own, Knight of-
fered the graduates several pieces
of advice.
"Remember what you learned


St. John Iradewinds Photo by Jonathan Doran


Beth Knight, head of the lower campus at GHS, was the
guest speaker at the graduation ceremony.


in kindergarten," said Knight.
"Share, play fair and clean up your
own mess. Play and work every
day."
"Always be aware of the won-
ders of the world," Knight added.
With a 4.2, class valedictorian
Lincoln Liburd earned the highest
grade point average in the history
of GHS, explained the school's
head master Ben Biddle.
"Lincoln is intensely curious and
intensely centered," said Biddle.
Class salutatorian Hadiya Sew-
er excelled in school, raking up
a 3.7 grade point average, and in


the community, where she helped
mold the St. John Youth Commis-
sion, Biddle explained.
"Hadiya is entirely clear as to
what she intends to accomplish,"
said Biddle. "She is hungry for
revelations. She is a leader, and
activist and a scholar."
Individuality Is Key
Sewer showed she is also an ac-
complished speech writer and pub-
lic speaker when she addressed the
crowd focusing her talk on the im-
portance of individuality.
"What makes us different makes
us valuable," said Sewer. "Diver-


sity is a key element to survival.
Change is an essential ingredient
of progression."
Liburd also impressed the crowd
with a serious discussion of life and
death after high school. The GHS
class of 2008 valedictorian, who is
going off to Stanford University in
the fall, also shared advice with his
fellow graduates.
Impressive Valedictorian
"Don't rush through life take
it in as it happens," said Liburd.
"Never lose your willingness to
dream. Don't be afraid of voicing
your opinions."
"Be the leader you wish to see
in the world," Liburd continued.
"Make decisions that count. Power
is will."
James Frett and Zaid Sewer
played steel pans for the crowd
and Charlie Iwuk and Lincoln
Liburd also performed a musical
selection. Awards were distributed
and it became official the GHS
seniors were finished with high
school.
The school's former head mas-
ters, Scott and Sabrina Crawford
- who moved to the mainland last
year returned to the island just
for the graduation.
"We're pretty darn proud," said
Scott Crawford. "All of the gradu-
ates are really special. We wouldn't


have missed this for the world."
Along with Lincoln Liburd and
Hadiya Sewer, GHS class of 2008
graduates were Kristopher Blyth,
Dord Cuthbert, Gregory Edward,
James Frett, Charles Iwuk, Emese
Nemeth, Cassie Pociask who
graduated with honors and Jes-
se Simonsen, who also graduated
with honors.



INDEX
Business Directory .............22
Community Calendar .........21
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ....................27
Crossword Puzzler .............20
Fashion Forward ................14
Ferry Schedules .................20
Letters ......................... 7-18
O bituaries ......................... 16
P olice Log ......................... 2 1
Real Estate ...................24-27
Wha's Happ'nin' ................. 11



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Leads GBS Sixth Grade Graduation


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As first honor student, Carish-
ma Marsh led the Guy Benjamin
School sixth grade procession onto
the playground during promotion-
al exercises on Tuesday morning,
June 10, at the Coral Bay public
elementary school.
To the tune of Whitney Hous-
ton's "Greatest Love of All," the
12 sixth grade students walked to
their seats under the trees behind
GBS with family, friends, com-
munity members and even the
school's namesake, Guy Benja-
min, watching. The class looked
grown-up with the young ladies
decked out in formal white dresses
and the young men in white shirts
and black ties.
Students showed off their vo-
cal talents to begin the ceremony.
The Kindergarten class sang "God
Bless America," and first and sec-
ond graders performed a moving
rendition of the "Virgin Islands
March."
After the third grade class sang
the Black National anthem and
the fourth graders performed the
school pledge, GBS principal Di-
onne Wells welcomed the crowd.
Lighting the Future
"Our motto says that this is a
place where we shine our light to
illuminate the future," said GBS
principal Dionne Wells. "The stu-
dents have what they need to go
forward on their educational jour-
ney. This is just the beginning of
their journey."
"Remember only you can con-
trol your destiny," Wells contin-
ued. "Look back at GBS as prepa-
ration for the world ahead. Dream
big and refuse to be average."
Second honor student Cassandra
Mathurin, who entered GBS in the
fourth grade after completing stud-
ies at the St. John Christian Acad-
emy, thanked each of her teachers,
the school's staff, her own family
and even her principal.
"Thanks to Miss Wells for mak-
ing us proud to be a part of GBS,"
said Mathurin.
Marsh also thanked her teach-
ers, family and an uncle who gave
her incentive to be the first honor
student.
A Small Bribe
"I want to thank my mother and
father for encouraging me dur-
ing good and bad times, my sister
Christen for setting a good exam-
ple and my uncle who bribed me


Second honor student Cassandra Mathurin walked
onto the playground behind first honor student Carishma
Marsh.


by saying he'd give me $100 if I
was valedictorian," said Marsh.
The first honor student also
summed up how many feel about
leaving elementary school.
"At the beginning of the year
I wanted there to be a seventh
grade here," said Marsh. "Then I
couldn't wait to leave. Now, I wish
time would stand still."
Lisa Penn's fifth grade class
performed an exciting call and re-
sponse song before veteran GBS
teacher Patrice Harley, who is
retiring this summer, offered re-
marks as the guest speaker.
Collecting On Investments
"There are many promotional
exercises being conducted this
week," said Harley. "Why did all
these people come out on a hot day
in the middle of the work week to
sit and stare at you? Because you
are our investment and an invest-
ment should grow and prosper."
The graduating GBS students
are a reflection of their community
and the territory at large, Harley
explained.
"How you act reflects on GBS,
which reflects on the Department
of Education, which reflects on the
Virgin Islands," said Harely. "Your
teachers invested in you too. Now
we are ready to collect on our in-
vestments and we want to see you
prosper and grow."
Harley also offered a few peices
of advice for the young graduating
class.


"Show respect as often as you
can," said Harley. "Keep college
and a good life as your goals. Make
the rest of your life better than the
past make us proud."
Senator Liston Davis, St. John
Administrator Leona Smith and
Department of Education St. John/
St. Thomas deputy superintendent
Michael Harrigan also offered re-
marks for the class.
Community Support
In addition to receiving awards
from the school, the sixth grade
class was also presented with
books from the Coral Bay Com-
munity Council.
Jordan Clendinen was presented
with a lap top from the St. John
Community Crisis Center for win-
ning an essay contest and Kierra
Krigger was awarded special rec-
ognition for winning an art contest
by Schneider Regional Hospital.
Krigger's art work is framed and
on display at the Myrah Keating
Smith Community Health Center.
Wells applauded the students'
parents and urged them to contin-
ue to expect great things from their
children. Fifth grade student Xavia
Bruce-Thomas did an excellent job
as mistress of ceremonies.
The GBS sixth grade graduat-
ing class were Krigger, Mathurin,
Zoya Otto, Shiquela Monsanto,
Clendinen, Shane Penn, Elena
Haynes, Naphtali Anthony, Jarred
Leblanc, Sabrikah Bryan, Jahjuan
Williams and Marsh.







St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2008 5


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald


JESS graduates gathered outside St. Ursula's Church
before the ceremony, top right; valedictorian Marcus
Stevens and salutatorian Miriam Jones, top left; students
received dipolmas and congratulations from school offi-
cials, below.


Family, Friends, Well Wishers Celebrate

Promotion of JESS Class of 2008


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
Family, friends and teachers
filled St. Ursula's Church Wednes-
day evening, June 11, to celebrate
the promotion of 11 students from
the Julius E. Sprauve School and
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wishers exhorted the five young
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Stevens Is Valedictorian
Marcus Stevens was class vale-
dictorian and Miriam C. Jones was
salutatorian. J'Waun E. Athanase
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Danella Bridgewater


This Year's Miss St. John Contestants Are Experienced Competitors


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Three of the island's finest young ladies
will take the judges to task with the daunt-
ing challenge of choosing the Queen of this
year's St. John Festival on Saturday night,
June 21, at 8 p.m.
With each passing year the quality of
the contestants seems to highlight the fact
that Love City has an unlimited number of
smart, talented, beautiful young women! On
Sunday, June 21, at the close of the competi-
tion, it will no doubt be "down to the wire"
for the judges, who will again, make their
royalty selection.
Ms. Razzilee Oquendo, a rising junior
at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, says,
"she will enjoy being on stage, again."


Oquendo won the Junior Miss title of first
runner up nine years ago. What prompted
Oquendo to enter a competition again after
all these years?
The high school student's mother is a
coach for the contestants each year, so she
has always been on the sidelines with her,
observing all the contestant preparation,
Oquendo explained.
She finally decided this was the year to
give it another try. Two of her three big broth-
ers have previously won the title of "Prince"
of the St. John Festival, Oquendo added.
"I'm used to this, we have a lot of royalty
in our family," she said.
The contestant's favorite school subject
is science. She feels this academic love will
help her achieve her dream of one day be-


coming a pediatrician.
Danella Bridgewater is a sophmore at
Ivanna Eudora Keen High School. The well-
spoken, third-time, title contestant says she,
"likes to perform on stage to show off her
fashion, creativity and intelligence ability."
Bridgewater's accomplishments in past
Festivals include being chosen as a Festi-
val Princess, as well as the Festival Junior
Miss.
Currently, her favorite subject in school is
ROTC. Bridgewater said that she plans on
doing some volunteer work with Julius E.
Sprauve School students in the future.
A recent, honor student graduate of Ivan-
na Eudora Kean High School, contestant
Emori Shakema Frett says she will major in
the field of nursing at UVI.


Two of the many activities this contestant
enjoys most are helping children and surf-
ing the Internet. She says she believes life is
what you make it!
No stranger to winning a pageant title,
Frett was chosen as Miss Julius E. Sprauve
School in 2003. She was involved in a num-
ber of extra-curricular activities during her
high school years.
The 2008 Miss St. John Festival contes-
tants will compete on Saturday, June 21, at
8:00 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, age 12 and under, are $8.
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St. John Property Owners Question


Erroneous Tax Delinquency Notices


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
If numerous letters from the VI.
Tax Assessor's Office are to be
believed, it seems that no one on
St. John has paid their property tax
bills for the past 20 years.
Most of the delinquency notices
mailed to Love City property own-
ers, however, were issued incor-
rectly.
And residents did not receive
just one incorrect letter. Many
property owners have received up
to three of the exact same errone-
ous letters in the mail recently.
The letters started appearing in
the mail amidst the V.I. govern-
ment's scramble to find a way to
collect property taxes while com-
plying with a District Court order
to revamp the territory-wide real
property tax system.
The property tax rates have been
frozen since 2003 when the Dis-
trict Court ordered an injunction.
Part of the court mandate includ-
ed updating the tax system and
the VI. Tax Assessor's Office is
changing from a manual to a com-
puter system.
It seems the delinquency let-
ters were mailed from the V.I. Tax
Assessor's Office in St. Thomas,
without any consultation with their
St. John counterpart, according to
many residents.
"They have sent out so many
erroneous delinquent notices and
it's my understanding it's because


the St. Thomas office didn't check
with the St. John office in order
to obtain the proper information,"
said one property owner.
Residents are wondering how
much money the already cash-
strapped VI. government is spend-
ing on mailing the mostly errone-
ous letters.
"We have a government in fi-
nancial trouble and what is the
cost of mailing these erroneous
notices out and mailing twice, and
in some cases, three times what
they need to," asked a St. John
property owner.
Some property owners are re-
ceiving notices for years in which
they didn't even own their prop-
erty yet.
"I got three of the exact same let-
ter for 1991 and I didn't even own
my property until 1997," said an-
other Love City property owner.
Three Wrong Notices
"It's unbelievable they would
send out erroneous letters in the
first place, but sending it out three
times is crazy," said another prop-
erty owner.
A quick stop by the St. John De-
partment of Finance office at In-
spection Lane has solved the con-
fusion for many property owners.
"The nicest, sweetest woman at
Department of Finance looked up
the dates and it was already paid,"
said the property owner. "St. John
has the records, but St. Thomas of-
ficials never asked them."


"I think there were more mis-
takes than there were correct let-
ters sent," said a Love City prop-
erty owner.
The erroneous delinquency no-
tices are not fair to property own-
ers, according to a press release
issued by the 27th Legislature's
minority caucus which chided the
V.I. Tax Assessor's Office.
"Unreasonable Burden"
"By sending out delinquent
property tax notices to all prop-
erty owners without checking and
verifying whether property taxes
are owed, the Office of the Tax As-
sessor has placed an unreasonable
burden on property owners," ac-
cording the press release.
"Government is here to serve the
people, not to force them to show
that they have paid a property tax
debt," Senator Neville James is
quoted in the release.
As residents streamed down
to the St. John Department of Fi-
nance Office to clear their delin-
quency notices last week, V.I. Tax
Assessor Roy Martin asked for the
public's patience.
"I ask for the public's continued
patience as the property tax office
works diligently to clean up data
records, a move in the direction of
implementing a fully-computer-
ized system which I am confident
when completed, will improve
our levels of customer service,"
according a Government House
press release.


Cap's Place Robbed in Early Morning Hit


St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department officials
on St. John are following leads in
connection with a first-degree rob-
bery which occurred at approxi-
mately 4:30 a.m. Monday, June 9,
at Cap's Place in Cruz Bay.
One employee was opening the
gate to allow another employee
entrance to the restaurant and bar
when two masked men carrying
handguns pushed their way inside
the business and demanded money,
according to VIPD Commander
Angelo Hill
The gunmen were given an un-
disclosed amount of cash and fled
the scene on foot. No one was in-
jured in the robbery. The men were
described as average height and
build, according to police.
No information was given about
what the suspects were wearing


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By Barbara Winch
St. John Tradewinds
Is the uniqueness of handmade crafts a dying art
form?
Not if you ask Yolanda Morton, this year's Craft
Work Honoree at the popular St. John Festival event
Food Fair. To her, making crafts and sewing are the
greatest way to spend one's time.
It's a good thing too, because she has been doing it
most of her adult life and is still going strong!
Morton, originally from Dominica, began her ca-
reer by making tropical handicrafts such as baskets,
hats, dolls, and mats for Tropicraft, a shop on her
home island which was run by nuns.
Eventually, Morton discovered that she was a very
talented seamstress and sewing became another one
of her passions.
In 1973, when Morton was 19 years old, she moved
to St. John to share her talent. Morton worked from
1977 to 1979 making school uniforms for the Social
Welfare Sewing Project, and in 1979, she worked for
the public school system as a monitor.
By 1980 she was back to making uniforms for the
Caneel Bay Resort employees, as well as working as
a cashier there. Morton also continued making her
crafts and participating in the fairs in Frank Powell
Park. In 1995, Morton opened her own craft boutique
and sewing shop, called Tropical Details, in the Rain-
tree Court in Cruz Bay.
She continues to make crafts using materials which
she finds such as glass, straw, shells, coconuts, and
calabash and sewing everything from vibrant Fes-
tival costumes to wedding gowns.
Her unique coconut purses, ethnic dolls, jewelry,
wall plaques, and hair decorations are well renowned,
and have tourists looking for her year after year.
Morton is very proud to be an integral part of St.
John. She has been sewing in the community for more
than 30 years and for the past seven years, Morton has
worked closely with Frank Langley on the annual St.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo File


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The creative and talented crafter is thrilled have
been selected as this year's craft honoree for the Food
Fair and plans to continue making crafts and sewing
for a long time to come. Her favorite things to make
are wedding dresses and she has recently taken up
crocheting for her own amusement.
Be sure to visit Yolanda Morton's booth in the
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22, and throughout the St. John Festival celebrations.
And, don't forget to stop by her shop, Tropical De-
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann


V.I. Water and Power Authority workers diverted car and pedestrian traffic from
Cruz Bay on Wednesday afternoon, June 11, to work on a transformer following the
third power outage of the week.







St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2008 9



Ferryboat Operators Seek Major Fare Increase for Fuel


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
Inter-island ferry fares could rise at least another dollar
to cover fuel costs as ferryboat operators push for action on
their four-month old request to the Public Services Com-
mission for help with sharply rising fuel prices.
The world-wide fuel crisis is impacting the St. Thomas-
St. John ferry rates even as the franchised ferryboat compa-
nies continue their battle of words with the VI. Public Ser-
vices Commission over schedule changes, according to the
attorney for Transportation Services and Varlack Ventures.
"Back when we initially asked in February we were look-
ing for a modest 50 cents," Attorney Claudette Ferron said
of the fuel surcharge request filed by the companies which
have a joint operating agreement for St. Thomas-St. John
ferry service. "The ferryboat operators are looking for mini-
mally a dollar (for fuel costs) between now and when a rate
decision is made."
"The evidence is clear; there has been a dramatic in-
crease," the attorney said of the pressures of fuel price in-
creases. "It's huge. It's as huge for us as it is for WAPA."
"The ferries are the second largest fuel consumers in the
territory after WAPA," Ferron continued. "It has not been
addressed. There has to be some relief it's piling up."
HOVENSA Rates Rise Dramatically
While the ferryboat operators' attorney did not have exact
information on fuel price increases, the wholesale price of
diesel fuel from the HOVENSA refinery on St. Croix was
set at $3.585 as of June 12 this year, up from $2.175 in June
2007, according to recent published reports.
"The fuel suppliers are no longer accepting credit," Fer-
ron added. "The ferryboat operators have to pay as they or-


der."
The PSC on Tuesday, June 10, granted WAPA a 22.9 per-
cent increase in residential electrical rates and a 14.6 per-
cent increase for water. WAPA had requested hikes of 40
percent for electricity and 30 percent for water.
"We are hoping the PSC will apply the same attention to
the plight of the ferryboat operators that they recently ap-
plied to WAPA," Ferron said.
Schedule Changes Still Sought
Like an inter-island ferryboat ride on rolling swells, fares
may be going up as scheduled service goes down on the St.
Thomas-St. John route.
The ferry companies are formally pursuing reductions in
the current schedule due to "a dramatic decrease in St. John
construction related ridership, and the crash of the real es-
tate market, this year," the ferryboat operators' legal coun-
sel wrote in a June 3 letter to the PSC executive director
Keithley Joseph.
At the close of a 14-page response to Joseph's May 14
"order" to the ferry companies to maintain their current
schedules, Ferron reiterated the financial concerns of the
ferryboat operators and asked for PSC action on a pending
fare increase request to recover increasing fuel costs while
the PSC continued its consideration of schedule changes.
"It will also give the PSC and its staff time to review the
Ferryboat Operators' Fuel Surcharge request (pending un-
addressed for over three (3) months now), and across the
board 'Regular and Seasonal Schedule' revision, that must
be addressed," Ferron continued in the letter.
Temporary Runs Voluntarily Added
"The 'temporary' runs were voluntarily added in response
to a significant increase in ridership, due to construction,


and related service industry employment, on St. John," the
attorney continued. "The Ferryboat Operators always in-
tended to eliminate these 'temporary' runs, when ridership
dropped off, as it has dramatically this year."
The additional runs were in place when the PSC Rate
Investigation was initiated in December 2007, Ferron con-
ceded.
"However, ridership was declining then, and there has
been a dramatic decrease in St. John construction related
ridership, and the crash of the real estate market, this year,"
Ferron continued.
"These additional runs were voluntarily (without any or-
der from the PSC) added a little over two (2) years ago, by
the Ferryboat Operators, without prior notice, approval or
even knowledge, of the PSC, at the sole discretion of the
Ferryboat Operators," the attorney wrote the PSC, adding
"there appears to be no legally valid written PSC order, law-
fully served on the Ferryboat Operators."
Temporary Runs Continue
"... there are no legal grounds obligating the Ferryboat
Operators to continue the 'temporary' 5:30 a.m. run from
Red Hook to Cruz Bay, or any other non-PSC scheduled
'temporary' run," Ferron reiterated in her letter to the PSC's
Joseph.
"However, out of their unwavering 50-year commitment,
to the people of the Virgin Islands, the Ferryboat Opera-
tors, have decided to continue the run, 'temporarily'," Fer-
ron wrote. "The 'temporary' continuation of the 5:30 a.m.,
run will avoid any further disruption, or confusion, for the
public."
PSC officials could not be reached for comment on the
status of the ferryboat operators' pending requests.


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Jump Up and Congregte

for Festi-va 2008


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


Saturday, June 21:
Miss St. John Selection
S 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
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Model Melissa

Baker Names St.

John Her Dream

Island in Maxim
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John got some free positive
publicity on the pages of Maxim
magazine this month.
As part of the men's magazine
feature "60 Ways to Kickstart Your
Summer," St. John is featured as
barely-clad model Melissa Baker's
island dream.
"St. John has Trunk Bay, ab-
solutely the best beach I've ever
been to," Baker is quoted in the
Ultimate Beach: Part 4 section.
"Beautiful palm trees, very tropi-
cal atmosphere. The water is crys-
tal clear and the sand is white as
snow."
The Westin Resort and Villas is
mentioned as the place to rent a
villa with its own swimming pool
and the Front Yard is listed as an
ideal location for nightlife. Mixed
Bag Sport Fishing and the Ma-
hogany Run Golf Course are also
mentioned in the short piece.


Wha's Happ'nin"
by Sis Frank

Newborn Babies & Graduations


St. John Tradewinds
I think we have more of the above than ever!
Maybe it's because the world has discovered this
beautiful island it's that time of the year. Big con-
gratulations to the new parents and the graduates!
St. John Festival is Upon Us
May the winners and losers have a ball! It's all
about having respect for each other's talents and
having a great time. Don't forget the kids' village,
run by St. John Rotary.
Lisa Etre Has Always Shared
Her Artistic Talent
Congratulations on winning the Heath Award
from V.I. Humanities Council for excellence in
teaching! I have acquired several of her own cre-
ations over the years which I love, but her work
with her high school students has always been
imaginative and challenging. Look for their show
at Bajo El Sol this week.
Halos to Ira Wade Again
That large pile of boards and broken furniture at
JESS Annex was removed quickly, instead of sit-
ting there for weeks.
Nazareth Lutheran Fencing
Has A New Soft Color
As I drove by the volunteers at work, I asked
where they were from "Orlando, Florida" -


Many thanks for brightening up the center of town.
Now, if the lights on Connections' building would
go on, that whole area would be more appealing
at night.
Dr. DeWitt Brown Passes
Mary and DeWitt were among the first home-
owners at Catherineberg, a delightful couple who
loved the early days of the sixties, seventies and
eighties Jean and Gerry Whitman and Nancy
and Julian Parton built their houses on the hillside
behind them.
Sincere sympathy to the family and friends.
Thanks Shikima for Replacing the Trash Can
The basketball court has lost its trash can the
garbage bag doesn't hold enough but Shikima
Jones-Esprit assures us that a new can will be in
place. The roadside looks much better now that
the bush is trimmed and the 10-inches of mud has
been removed. Thanks, again, to Ira Wade.
Report From Sprauve School
Gala Financial Committee
As the school year comes to a close, we are
thinking ahead to our 12th Annual Sprauve School
Gala. It is important that the community knows the
amounts raised each year, the items purchased (al-
ways with the move to the country considered) and
the history of the event.


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19-year-old Westin Guest Breaks In

To Villa After Assault from Taxi Driver


St. John Tradewinds
A 19-year-old visitor staying at
the Westin Resort told VI. Police
Department officials he broke into
a villa and fell asleep after a taxi
driver took him to Chocolate Hole
and beat him up.
He further told police that after
the assault the taxi driver told him
to run, which he did and soon after
arrived at a private residence.
The man told police he ran past
several residences, climbed a wall
and entered into the grounds of a


private residence.
"That's 7.10th's [seven-tenths]
of a mile from where he reportedly
was assaulted and where he ended
up," VIPD Commander Angelo
Hill said.
Once the man arrived at the
house, he used a conch shell to
break a window and gain entrance
to the home where he fell asleep
until he was awakened by the
property owner at noon, accord-
ing to Hill. The owner declined to
press charges.


The 19-year-old visitor could
did not provide VIPD officials
with a description of the taxi or
taxi driver who allegedly assaulted
him, according to VIPD spokes-
person Melody Rames.
"The gentleman was very vague
about things," said Rames. "He
didn't remember what the taxi
driver or the taxi looked like. Ad-
ditionally, any sign of physical
bruises that he had on him were
consistent with him breaking a
window not getting beat up."


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Budding songstress Evanna
Chinnery is heading off to study at
the renowned Berklee College of
Music in Boston again this sum-
mer if she gets a little help from
the community.
While the 16-year-old Gifft Hill
School junior has already earned
a scholarship from the esteemed
music school and received grants
from the V.I. Council on the Arts
and the Community Foundation of
the Virgin Islands, she still needs
$2,500.
During the five-week summer
performance program, which runs
from July 12 through August 15,
Chinnery will focus on voice.
"I'll have private lessons, work
with an ensemble and we'll per-
form concerts," said Chinnery.
"I'll work on singing in harmony
and writing and reading music. It
all ends with a blow-out concert
during the last week."
"There is a writing contest
where if you win, you get to per-
form your song for the blow-out
concert," Chinnery continued.
The singer knows first-hand
how important the experience of
studying at Berklee is she spent
last summer at the school's perfor-
mance program.
"It was just incredible," said
Chinnery. "I made friends from
across the globe Italy, Spain,
Chile, Belize. It was just crazy."
It wasn't all fun and internation-
al games, Chinnery added.
"I realized the way to become a
great performer is to create a con-
versation with your crowd," she
said. "You want to make sure that
your crowd knows you are there
to entertain them, basically send


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald


Evanna, center, with her mother, at left, and sister
Ivanna, at right.


them a message as an artist."
Berklee also opened Chinnery's
eyes to the realities of the music
industry.
"It takes a lot more than having a
good voice to make it as a singer,"
she said. "It takes hours and hours
of practice. You definitely need
your eight hours of sleep."
"You need to be able to write
music and you need to be really
good with air," Chinnery contin-
ued.
The dedicated GHS junior
spends time all year long working
on her vocal skills. She performs
regularly with the Jazz Islanders
on Sundays at the Beach Bar and
recently earned a merit scholar-
ship from the St. John School of
the Arts.
It has been Chinnery's life-long
dream to be a singer.
"My dad took me and my sis-
ter to Coral Bay when I was four
and we recorded some songs,"
she said. "He played it back for us
and I knew from them it was what
I wanted to do. I haven't stopped
singing ever since."


While at Berklee, Chinnery is
hoping to arrange an audition for
the presidential scholarship which
would cover her tuition costs for
all four years at the esteemed mu-
sic college.
The community has come
through for Chinnery before -
she received sponsorships to at-
tend the Presidential Classroom
program in Washington, D.C. this
past February.
"It was an incredible experi-
ence," she said. "It was breathtak-
ing. You never realize how incred-
ible these historic sites are until
you see them."
"When I saw the Lincoln Me-
morial, it was just amazing," Chin-
nery continued. "I want to thank
everyone who donated and support
me in every way possible."
To help Chinnery make it to
Berklee this summer, checks
should be written to the school
and sent to: Evanna Chinnery,
P.O. Box 805, St. John 00831. For
more information, email Chinnery
at preciouswarmheartedangle @
yahoo.com.


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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by MaLinda Nelson & Tom Oat


A large crowd enjoyed shopping, eat-
Sing, listening to music and watching Moe
Chabuz's head being shaved.


Beanefit Brings Out Best of Coral Bay To Raise Funds for Medical Treatment


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay was full of beans on Sunday, June 8, for the
benefit of Skinny Legs manager Doug Bean who is under-
going medical treatment in California.
More than $15,000 was raised in the event all of which
went to pay on-going medical expenses for Doug, who is
expecting to return to St. John in September.
"We were happy to host the benefit for Doug and the com-
munity really came out to support him," said Maureen Ma-
gee, one of the organizers of the event which overflowed the
parking area behind the popular waterfront restaurant.
Beans Were on Menu
Actually, beans were just a few of the dishes in the Bean-
efit's fabulous buffet presided over by Chef Walter "Wally"
Rankin of Pastory Gardens under a welcome white canopy
featuring an array of local foods and pit-roasted pig cooked
and carved by Coral Bay native Roan Christian and Ken
Yolman.


"If the NBA championship had been in the afternoon
instead of the night, we would have had an even bigger
crowd," said Christian while preparing the fixings for his
locally-flavored baked beans in his portable roasting pit.
As it was, customers from Skinny Legs joined the crowd
of locals who supported Doug Bean by devouring two pigs
Christian slow roasted in a wood-coal pit near the yard sale
tent and the ever-popular carnival-style water torture.
While Christian displayed his carving talents, in minutes
reducing a pig on a spit to a platter of slices from cheek to
cheek, literally, he was no match for the vorac.ious crowd
which made quick work of the platters.
Haircut for Moe Chabuz
A highlight of the day was the shaving of the head of
Skinny Legs proprietor Moe Chabuz for donations totaling
more than $1,000 including a major pledge from Coral
Bay denizen and retired V.I. Firefighter John "Can't Stand
Ya" Costanza.
Realtor Bernie Sheehan emceed the creation of a woe-


fully mis-shapened Mohawk haircut inflicted on Chabuz by
Doug Bean's wife, St. John Tradewinds News Editor Jaime
Elliott, and an able-bodied assistant.
Masochists and Exhibitionists
Masochists and exhibitionists kept the "Super Soaker"
carnival-style water-dowsing attraction going strong, with
Coral Bay celebrities allowing strangers and friends to pay
to throw a softball at a target which, when hit or, after
a certain number of suitably embarrassing missed throws,
when kicked at close range causes a nail to burst a water-
filled balloon in a laundry basket hung over the volunteer.
A traveling band, euphemistically-named Green Hits,
brought some interesting sounds to the afternoon. Small
groups gathered in the shade of trees and out-buildings be-
tween Skinny Legs and the waterfront enjoying the music
and aromas wafting from the community event.
In an historic footnote, blender drinks were available at
the Beanefit an unusual occurence at the iconoclastically
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CZM Director Explains Major Water Permitting Process


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coastal Zone Management director Janice
Hodge explained the ins and outs of the Ma-
jor Water Use permitting process to about
25 residents at a Monday evening, June 9,
Coral Bay Community Council meeting at
the John's Folly Learning Institute.
CZM, which is a division of the Depart-
ment of Planning and Natural Resources, is
the regulatory agency which scrutinizes all
major developments in the Virgin Islands,
both on the land and in the water.
Major shoreline developments are often
dependent on water components, such as
desalination facilities, in which case a Ma-
jor CZM permit application would include
both a land permit and a water permit, ex-
plained Hodge.
"We try to encourage a pre-application
meeting with members of our different di-
visions present so that you know what you
need to fulfill the application," Hodge said.
"If you need a water and a land permit, they
would be reviewed at the same time in one
application."
ACOE Approval Needed Too
In addition to the CZM permitting pro-
cess, all water developments in the Virgin
Islands must also be analyzed by the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Hodge added.
"We work very closely with ACOE to
make sure all projects referred to them are
in concert with our regulations," she said.
"They won't issue a permit unless DPNR
does."
If CZM approves an application, it does
not mean that ACOE will necessarily do the
same. If CZM does not approve an applica-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Janice Hodge


tion, however, ACOE will stand by that de-
cision, Hodge explained.
CZM accepts applications only during
the first five business days of each month.
While many people complain about the
lengthy permitting process, the most time
is usually spent trying to get the application
completed, according to the CZM director.
"This is where the most time is taken,
which is why we recommend a pre-appli-
cation meeting," said Hodge. "We actually
have a pretty tight schedule, but we can not
wave this along if information is missing."
Streamlining Process
"This can be frustrating, but if we denied
the application, you would have to wait 120
days to apply again," Hodge continued. "We
don't want you to have to wait, but the per-
mit must meet our regulations."


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite long-running rumors to the
contrary and the near approval of a Ma-
jor Coastal Zone Management Land and
Water Use Permit, there will not be any
marinas constructed in Coral Bay any
time soon.
Although Coral Bay Marine LLC, rep-
resented by Attorney Brion Morrisette,
spent months wrangling with Depart-
ment of Planning and Natural Resources
officials, a permit to construct a marina
off South Shore Road across from the
Voyage's building was never issued,
explained Department of Planning and
Natural Resources spokesperson Jamal
Nielsen.
"When they applied for the permit -
which was over a year ago now we
had recommended approval but with nu-
merous conditions," said Nielsen. "There
were also stipulations which before the
permit would be issued, they would have
to take care of, including zoning."
"They have never addressed those ar-
eas and thus a permit was never issued,"
Nielsen continued. "Being that such time
has elapsed, I believe that if they are still
interested, they would have to re-submit


If CZM approves an application which is
later appealed, the division must be able to
defend its actions, Hodge added.
"We work on your behalf," she said.


an application."
T-Rex St. John, a stateside-based
development company which signed
a long-term lease with the Moravian
Church for several acres of its Coral Bay
land, was also rumored to have a marina
in the works. The company, however, has
not submitted an application for a Major
CZM Water permit, Jean-Pierre Oriol, a
special project coordinator with CZM,
explained at the June 9 Coral Bay Com-
munity Council meeting.
"The other group had a pre-application
meeting, but never actually submitted an
application," said Oriol. "Currently there
are no potential marinas planned for Cor-
al Bay."
DPNR's Division of Environmental
Protection is leading the drive to create
a more organized mooring and anchoring
system, according to Oriol.
"EP has, when possible, identified ar-
eas where they can have more enforce-
able actions," he said. "They did a clean
up in Cruz Bay and Red Hook. They want
to identify areas where they can have an
immediate impact."
The division is also focusing on illegal
anchoring and removing derelict vessels,
Oriol added.


"We're partners. We must be able to with-
stand an appeal. To avoid a lengthy and
problematic process, schedule a pre-appli-
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Guests staying inthe eco-resort's
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St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2008 15


Beach Bar Owner Allan MacPhee Is

Sentenced to 20 Months for Tax Evasion


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Beach
Bar owner Allan MacPhee to 20 months in prison on
Thursday, June 12, for tax evasion and structuring
bank deposits, according to reports.
Almost two years after a raid on his Wharfside Vil-
lage business and apartment by Internal Revenue Ser-
vice officials in November 2005, MacPhee pleaded
guilty to four counts of evading local and federal
taxes.
In addition to the jail time, MacPhee was ordered
to pay $676,000 in fines and restitution and will have
three years of supervised release after serving his sen-
tence, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News.
The charges stem from violations committed dur-
ing tax years 2000 through 2005, when MacPhee
willfully filed false income tax returns, self employ-
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of the business and the other containing a reduced
amount of income, which the accountant received to
prepare tax returns," according to a Department of
Justice press release issued in October 2007.
The Beach Bar owner paid approximately $446,000
less in taxes than he should have during the five year
period.
MacPhee pleaded guilty to one count of income tax
evasion for filing a false tax return with the V.I. Bu-
reau of Internal Revenue; one count of filing a false
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Two young St. John men went
on a crime spree on Saturday night,
June 7, stealing a car from The
Marketplace, wrecking the car and
destroying about $10,000 worth
of property at the Sirenusa luxury
condominium development.
Management at Sirenusa re-
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Two 18-year-old men stole a
Jeep Cherokee from the parking lot
of The Marketplace late Saturday
night and drove it up to Sirenusa
sometime between midnight and 7
a.m., according to management at
the condo site.
"It looks like they got the car


stuck," he said. "They destroyed
the car and smashed through all
the windows. Then they broke two
windows in one of the homes at
Sirenusa."
The suspects were in a down-
town bar the next night bragging
about the incident, according to
the Sirenusa manager.
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Patricia Alice "Deesh" Dinisio Passes


St. John Tradewinds
Services were Thursday, June
12, for Patricia Alice Dinisio, also
known as "Deesh," who died June
5, 2008, after a brief illness.
She was a 30-year resident of
St. Thomas, former owner of the
Three Virgins Restaurants and em-
ployee of the Virgin Islands Na-
tional Park Services.
Services were 9:30 a.m. at Our
Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. A
celebration of her life was at 5:30
p.m. Thursday at Blue Moon Res-
taurant at Secret Harbour on St.
Thomas.
There will also be a memorial
service in July in her home state of
Maryland. In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions can be made to the Elaine I.
Sprauve Library on St. John.
Her many contributions to the
park service and the community
testify to the fact that her life was
one of generosity, caretaking and
love of all things in nature.
Her joy came from sharing
her knowledge for the things she
loved. Many visitors to St. John
will remember her for things as
varied as lifeguarding and sav-
ing lives at Trunk Bay, reading to


Pat Dinisio with island school children.


children at the St. John library and
establishing a recycling project for
the park.
Many tourists have been in-
spired to protect the natural re-
sources after her bird watching
tours and nature walks at Reef Bay
Trail, Cinnamon Bay and Maho
Bay Campgrounds.
She also developed a passion
for photography and took many
of the current photos in the Divi-
sion of Interpretation's collection.


She was a member of the National
Audubon Society and the Virgin
Islands Historical Society.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Jessica Dinisio; father, George
Phebus and his wife, Jennie; sib-
lings, Polly Harding and Thomas
and Timothy Phebus; aunt, Markey
Ralston; nieces, Laura Williams,
Lisa Harding, Caitlin and Ashleigh
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Kenneth A. McMurtrie, 86, of
Ocala, died Monday, June 9, 2008,
at Legacy House in Ocala.
A native of Providence, Rhode
Island, Ken attended Brown Uni-
versity. Upon his graduation he
received commission in the U.S.
Army where he served during
WW II. Ken left the Army in 1948
and attended Syracuse University
where he earned his Master's De-
gree in Physics.
While attending SU, Ken met
and married his bride Carolyn Kel-
ly. Ken worked at the Aberdeen
Proving Grounds in Maryland and
the Evans Signal Laboratory in NJ.
Ken began his career with General
Electric in 1955 living in Oriskany
Falls, NY, Fairmont, NY and then
Cazenovia, NY in 1965.
In 1980 Ken retired from Gener-
al Electric as the General Manager
of the Aerospace and Defense,
Sonar and Undersea Technology
Department. That same year he
and Carolyn moved to their retire-
ment home on St. John, US Virgin
Islands.
In 1989 Ken returned to the


Kenneth McMurtrie

states where he and Carolyn took
up residence in Salem, SC and in
1998 they moved to their current
home in Ocala, FL.
Ken was a wise and generous
father who loved to exercise, read
and study the Stock Market. He
and Carolyn have taken cruises all
over the globe the past 20 years,
making the journey to the South
Pole in 2006. He was especially
fond of South America.


Ken was a lifetime member
of the American Legion, Angela
Santos Post 4781 VFW and a past
member of the Oriskany Falls Ro-
tary. Ken coached in the Cazen-
ovia Youth Soccer League from
1986 to 1989.
Mr. McMurtrie is survived by
7 sons; Kenneth A. McMurtrie
of Houston, TX, Andrew D. Mc-
Murtrie of Ocala, FL, Brian C.
McMurtrie of Puerto Rico, David
M. McMurtrie of Greensboro,
NC, Paul D. McMurtrie of Park-
ton, MD, Martin C. McMurtrie, of
Bonita Springs, FL, and Peter M.
McMurtrie of Galena, Ohio; one
daughter Kathleen A. McMurtrie-
Laseter of St. Thomas, VI; one
brother John T. McMurtrie of Ai-
ken, SC; and 14 grandchildren.
A private memorial service was
Friday, June 13, 2008, at 10:30
a.m. at the Florida National Cem-
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Honors provided by Angela Santos
Post 4781 of Ocala.
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St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2008 17


Dear Governor John de Jongh,
Most of the letters sent to the people of St. John on
unpaid property taxes, without first checking with the
St. John tax office, were incorrect. After checking with
the good lady in the St. John tax office these taxes had
already been paid. This took a great deal of time for
the people of St. John and also the tax office staff. This
seems like harassment to the good people of St. John.
"The time has come, the walrus said," for Roy
Martin to take his hard earned retirement and to find
a capable person to take over the property tax office
and to come up with a sensible solution to this prob-


Boaters,
The National Park Service handling of Hurricane
Hole registration has gone from bad to worse.
The National Park Service has changed the dates
and times for registration no less than four times so
far this year, and this is after hurricane season has al-
ready started. Registration has gone from June 7, at
9:00 a.m. to June 28 at dawn (what time is dawn?) to
June 21 at 8:00 a.m. to June 21st at 9:00 a.m.
It is truly mind boggling that after all the money and
effort that has been expended to install the hurricane
chains in Hurricane Hole, the National Park Service
has turned a simple registration into such a fiasco.
The statement from a park ranger in the June 6
Daily News Press Release about how the National
Park Service is trying to ease the process for registra-
tion was a joke.
It maybe is easier for a few boaters in Coral Bay,
who can get to Hurricane Hole faster in their boat
than they can drive to Cruz Bay.
How is having to take all day to travel anywhere
from 20-30 miles round trip if you don't keep your
boat in Coral Bay (gas is over $5 a gallon at the ma-
rine pump), jockey around with who knows how
many other boats to find a spot, mark the spot with
floats, then register in writing with the National Park


Editor,
I had my first opportunity to visit Guy Benjamin
School on June 10. Soon after I was seated in the au-
dience I saw an elderly man very slowly making his
way toward the audience to find a seat.
As he got closer, I realized that this was Mr. Guy
Benjamin himself coming to attend the promotional
exercise of the sixth grade class.
Having often come across his name during the five
years since I moved to the VI., I was glad for the op-
portunity to finally greet him in person. So were a
whole flock of school children!
I watched them descend upon Mr. Benjamin, hap-
pily grabbing on to any part of him they could hold on
to. They very clearly adored the elder, island states-
man, and each one was eager to help him.


lem, which in the last few years has become a tangled
mess.
There is no doubt that the government needs the fi-
nances to carry out it's roll for good government. One
quick solution is to send out 2006 tax bill on the old
tax amount with the new mill rate at 100 percent and
the old rate that was 60 percent. Then force Bearing-
Point to come back and revalue all the property in the
territory using qualified persons who are familiar with
the Virgin Islands.
It is time to bring this tax problem to a close.
The Walrus


Service easier than lining up, walking into an office
and picking a spot on a chart.
How is the National Park Service going to verify
that the person marking the spot is marking it for their
own registered boat? The NPS has dismissed the re-
sults of their own boater survey and has turned down
or ignored boaters suggestions and offers of help in
favor of this fiasco.
Boaters' business, vacation and travel plans have
been needlessly interrupted or ruined this June by the
National Park's whimsical approach to hurricane reg-
istration.
Superintendent Mark Hargrove, please place some-
one in charge that is competent to handle hurricane
registration.
1) Have hurricane registration the first week of May
before hurricane season starts.
2) Have a first come first served system that is fair
to all boaters not just a selected few.
3) Pick your spot on a chart to register your boat
rather than having to take the time and expense of
having to physically take one's boat to Hurricane
Hole.
The above sounds like just plain common sense
doesn't it? Well it is!
Captain Common Sense


Mr. Benjamin, with his tall walking stick, looked
like their shepherd as the group moved along like a
gentle ocean wave. Right then, as the students were
taking their seats, I realized how truly blessed I was
in that moment, to see this deeply caring, natural in-
teraction 'just happen" between Mr. Benjamin and
the students.
I was in the presence of someone who is an ex-
emplary person; one who was humbly living out his
days, not focusing at all on the concept of his own
true, human greatness.
I thank Mr. Benjamin for all that he has done for the
children of St. John. I was honored to be a part of Guy
Benjamin School's year end exercise.
Sincerely,
Susan Mann


"The time has come, the Walrus said,
to talk of many things."


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2007
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2


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TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
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: 5
Under Investigation: 5
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 36
Under Investigation: 36
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 27
Under Investigation: 27
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


Common Sense Needed in Hurricane Hole


Blessed by Mr. Guy Benjamin


TRADEWINDS

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Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an unofficial record of calls to the Cruz Bay station, reports
and arrests on St. John.






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Birth Announcement: Dax Steven Chouiniere



Theodore Chouiniere
and Andrea Milam
Chouiniere welcomed
W.- their first child, son Dax
Steven Chouiniere, into
the world on Tuesday,
June 10, at 6:10 p.m.
at their Estate Pastory
home. Dax weighed 8
pounds 8 ounces and
was 20 inches long.


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JESS Class of 2008


Inter-island Bike Show Scheduled for June 22


Continued from Page 7
"I want to thank my mother for
being there with me," Stevens
said. "She stood there with me ev-
ery step of the way."
"Everything I know I owe it all
to JESS," Stevens said, acknowl-
edging his best friend, fellow pro-
motee Anthony. "I promise to con-
tinue striving."
The JESS class of 2008 in-
cluded Sylvester A. Anthony Jr.,
Desmond Charles Jr., Ivanna I. E.
Chinnery, Sean L. Claxton Jr., De-
niqua Marsh, Jorge L. Payan and
Markia Richards.
"Tonight we shine and stand tall
for doing the right thing," Saluta-
torian Jones told her classmates.
"There is a sense of pride to know
we made it this far. We must all re-
member to never quit; never give
up.
1988 Graduates Encourage
The special guest speaker was
class of 1988 graduate Gary N.
Jackson and almost a dozen other
members of the class of 1988 en-
tered St. Ursula's with the graduat-
ing class.
Jackson, a teacher in Georgia,
told the graduates that like the
class of 1988 the class of 2008
was "all that and then some." He
offered them survival tips for their
further education.
"Making the correct choices will
be your biggest challenge," Jack-
son told the students. "Become
lifelong learners."
Members of the 1988 class, as
stylishly dressed as the graduat-
ing class was in formal black and
white, announced their donation
to the JESS nurse's office of a
wheelchair and transporter chair
purchased with the assistance of
Chelsea Drug Store.


Polite, Prompt,
Prepared and Proud
"I implore you to be polite, be
prompt, be prepared and be proud,"
said JESS Principal Mario Francis,
"the type of pride that you should
be feeling today."
"It is your responsibility to soar
as high as you can," Francis told
the graduates. "The JESS family
truly cares about you."
"Education is the key to your
personal success and the success
of the Virgin Islands," V.I. Board
of Education member and retired
JESS teacher Oswin Sewer told
the class of 2008.
Congratulations
and Encouragement
The promotees also were con-
gratulated by St. John Administra-
tor Leona Smith, who acknowl-
edged it was "quite some time"
since she graduated JESS.
Smith represented Gov. John
deJongh "to reaffirm the deJongh
Administration's commitment to
a high school on the island of St.
John."
"Keep your eyes on the prize
and the victory will be yours," she
said. "We are our brothers' keep-
ers."
Marigold St. Prix, acknowledg-
ing that she too was "another stu-
dent who passed through Sprauve
School halls," represented Senator
at Large Carmen Wesselhofft and
brought the Senator's best wishes.
Although Stevens and Jones
garnered numerous awards and
prizes, other members of the class
were also the recipients of awards
and accolades, including scholar-
ships from the JESS Parent Stu-
dent Association and James Penn
Enterprises.


St. John Tradewinds
Love City's first ever Biker's
Haven Inter-island Bike Show
and Exhibition 2008 will feature
bikers from across the Virgin Is-
lands.


Do you think your Bike can
win "Best of Show?" Well bring
it on, this is your time to shine.
You can win a prize of $1,000
cash. Junior Bikers will win a
$100 prize.


Continued from Page 14
cation meeting. "
An application deemed complete, does not mean
the application is approved, Hodge explained.
"An application deemed complete, does not
equate approval," she said. "The completed applica-
tion means you've submitted what you need. But we
might still have more questions."
Once an application is deemed complete, CZM
has 60 days to schedule a public hearing, where the
potential developer presents the project and resi-
dents are able to ask questions.
No Decisions Made at Public Hearing
"That information is taken into consideration
when the application is being reviewed," said
Hodge. "After the public hearing, the application
can be amended. We don't make up our mind at the
public hearing."
CZM officials do not make arbitrary decisions
and must show findings to back up their recommen-
dations, Hodge explained.
While all developments impact the environment,
CZM officials look at mitigation measures meant to
off-set the impacts, according to the CZM director.
"If you are disturbing sea grass beds, then is there
is someplace else to grow the sea grass," Hodge
said. "We also look at alternatives to the project. As
in 'I looked at other options and this is the best.'"
Many decisions fall into vague categories and
CZM tries to find a balance, Hodge added.
Looking For Balance
"CZM is a broad development tool and many ar-
eas are not black and white," she said. "We seek a
balance between social, economic, environmental
and cultural considerations. I call it the elusive bal-
ance because often it's not just sitting out there."
"We must take a lot of things into consideration,"
Hodge continued. "Granting a CZM permit is not


The event is Sunday, June 22,
at the Winston Wells ball park
and hosted by Wadably. Regis-
tration runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Bik-
ers Registration is $35 and Junior
Biker's Registration is $10.


the easiest thing to do. Our work is not done until
there is no appeal."
Major water permits must be approved by several
different stakeholders. First the CZM Committee on
the island the permit is planned for and the CZM
Commission must approve the permit. Then, the
permit is submitted to the governor for approval. Fi-
nally, a permit must be ratified by the legislature to
be officially granted.
A major land permit, however, only needs ap-
proval from the CZM Committee and CZM Com-
mission.
CBCC Receives EPA Grant
CBCC was awarded a $300,000 grant from the
Environmental Protection Agency, announced the
group's president, Sharon Coldren.
Coldren applied for the two-year Community Ac-
tion for a Renewed Environment grant to help the
CBCC implement the Coral Bay Watershed Man-
agement Plan, which was created last summer by
officials from the Center for Watershed Protection,
DPNR and EPA with community input.
The funds will be used to hire a full-time storm
water engineer and a part-time watershed coordina-
tor who will most likely be Coral Bay resident
and marine scientist Barry Devine. Additional funds
will cover the costs of outreach programs and edu-
cational workshops.
"This will help make things actually happen,"
said Coldren. "We won't just talk about things, but
do them."
"We'll really use the $300,000 well for improving
storm water management in Coral Bay and share our
work with other communities in the Virgin Islands,"
Coldren said.
EPA Virgin Islands coordinator Jim Casey will at-
tend the July CBCC meeting, which had not been
scheduled as of press time.


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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School
776-6291

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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


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Community Calendar of


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.


Tuesday, June 17
The STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce's St. John Chapter June 1
meeting is Tuesday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's multi- Copyrigh d
purpose center.
Saturday, June 21 .
Miss St. John Selection, Winston Wells ball field, 8 p.m. on
Sunday, June 22
Food Fair and Coronation, Frank Powell Park, 1 p.m. Boat races,
Cruz Bay harbor, 3 p.m.
June 27 and July 17
Informational public forums led by St. John residents Paul

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.
Friday, June 27
Festival Mix, Winston Wells ball field, 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 28
The St. John Kids And The Sea annual celebration will be Satur-
day, June 28, at noon at Skinny Legs.
Saturday, June 28
Festival Village opens, Cruz Bay parking lot, 7 p.m.



St. John Police Report


St. John Police Department: 693-8880 or 911

Cellular 911: 776-9110 St. John Fire Service: 776-6333

Friday, June 6 10:05 a.m. An Estate Bellevue resi- 5:15 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident 10:00 a.m. A resident c/requesting po-
10:20 a.m. A resident p/r that a male dent p/r his vehicle was stolen from the r/ damages to her property. Destruction of lice assistance with her grandchildren who
struck him in the face. Simple assault, area of The Marketplace. Unauthorized property. are creating problems. Police assistance.
7:45 p.m. St. John Rescue c/r that they use of vehicle. 9:55 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole 11:55 a.m. A citizen c/r an elderly
had a male passed out at Skinny Legs. Po- 10:15 a.m. An employee at Caneel resident c/r a burglary. Burglary in the lady fell down in the middle of the road at
lice assistance. Bay Car Rental c/r he was assaulted by a third. Moorehead Point. Police assistance.
Saturday, June 7 guest. Simple assault. Tuesday, June 10 1:15 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole
10:25 a.m. A resident c/r he was in- 12:13 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole 8:30 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/requesting police assistance
volved in an auto accident in the area of resident r/ that someone unknown entered resident r/ a break-in. Burglary in the sec- 4:55 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r a bur-
Southshore Road. Auto accident, a villa. Burglary in the third. ond. glary in the area of Maho Bay Camps.
1:00 p.m. A visitor from New Jersey Monday, June 9 9:39 a.m. A citizen c/r that someone Burglary in the third.
p/r that she was involved in a verbal con- 5:50 a.m. An employee of Cap's Place stole his motorbike. Unauthorized use of 5:50 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r a bur-
frontation with the owner of Courtesy Car r/ there was a robbery at said business, vehicle, glary at Maho Bay Camps. Burglary in the
Rental about a vehicle. Robbery in the first. 11:15 a.m.- An Estate Enighed resident third.
9:05 p.m. A resident c/r that a female 8:30 a.m. -An employee of Catered Too p/r that someone unknown stole his mo- 6:00 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r a bur-
was trespassing on her property. Vacation Homes c/r a break-in at one of torcycle from in front of his apartment. glary at Maho Bay Camps. Burglary in the
9:52 p.m. A citizen c/r that several their villas in Chocolate Hole. Burglary in Unauthorized use of vehicle. third.
people are racing their vehicles on Cen- the third. 11:16 a.m. A citizen r/ that someone is 6:00 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r a bur-
terline Road in the area of Estate Adrian. 8:45 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident down in the area of the Beach Bar. Police glary at Maho Bay Camps. Burglary in the
Sunday, June 8 p/r that someone stole his boat from the assistance, third.
2:15 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resi- area of the National Park. Stolen vessel. Wednesday, June 11 Friday, June 13
dent c/r that she was assaulted by her boy- 11:25 a.m. -An Estate Carolina resident 2:15 p.m. A citizen p/r that a WAPA 7:44 a.m. A resident p/r that he was
friend. p/r that he was assaulted in the parking lot transformer was on fire in the area of involved in an auto accident. Auto acci-
7:55 a.m. Management c/r that an un- of Skinny Legs. Simple assault. Sprauve School adjacent to the police sta- dent.
known person(s) vandalized a portion of 12:00 p.m. V.I. Police Department Sgt. tion. WAPA was notified as well as the 8:10 a.m. An employee of Innovative
the Sirenusa development project. De- Hill p/ with two illegal aliens to be turned Fire Department. c/r he was involved in an auto accident.
struction of property. in to Immigration. Thursday, June 12 Auto accident.







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St. John Tradewinds



Business Directory


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

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

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

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

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

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

A/C & Refrigeration
Charlie Rock A/C & Refrigeration
Sales, Service & Installation
tel. 714-5977 or 643-1585 (cell)


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

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

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

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

Contractors
Breckinridge Custom Homes
tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264
Web-based project reports and pictures


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Landscaping
Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831


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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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








St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2008 23



Classifieds


Hot! Hot! Hot!

Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


Starfis
MARKET


NOW HIRING

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



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


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


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."


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Furnished, Long-Term,
lBd/lBath, Chocolate
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$1400 including elec. A/C.
Call Ron (715) 853-9696


HOUSE FOR RENT:
2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house,
30 mile views, paved road,
5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min.
Cruz Bay, wrap around cov-
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annual lease. $1895/mo.
561-832-3040
or 561-602-9484


SCENIC
PROPERTIES
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay: 1 Bd/1 Ba
$1400; 1 Bd/1 Ba, W/D,
$1300; 2 Bd/1 Ba, W/D
$1600; 2 Bd/1 Ba, W/D
$1600; 2Bd/ 2 Ba, W/D,
oceanfront, $2400; 3 Bd,
2 Ba, W/D, $2800; Coral
Bay: 2 Bd/1 Ba house,
great view $2100; 2 Bd/
2 Ba, W/D, oceanfront,
$2200

Long term lease 3 Bed/3
Bath island home situ-
ated atop Bordeaux Mt.
available immediately.
$3000/mo. + utilities. Call
732-222-0676 for appt.
to veiw; e-mail mark @t
markofexcellence.com


Room for Rent
Calabash Boom, Coral Bay
$650/ mo single, $850/mo
couple; includes utilities,
A/C. Includes: Access to:
kitchen, bath, cable TV,
phone, Wi-Fi internet, and 1
parking space. There are 76
steps down from the park-
ing area. Restrictions apply:
Non-smoker, and Quiet are
a must. NO pets. Level
above is rented to short-
term vacationers who must
be given complete respect
for their quiet and privacy.
Call or email Dorie
693-5706 (7 am-8 pm);
dorie stjohntour.com


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


Brand new apt. fully fur-
nished, large 1 Bd/1 Ba
overlooking Coral Bay,
A/C, wall mount TV/
DVD, king size bed, elec.
included, $1650 monthly.
No pets, no smoking.
Call Al Smith
340-779-4120 or 690-0605




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


Peter's Bay, St. John
Lots for lease long and
short term. Affordable
rates! Call for more info:
340-998-1504
botanicalvillas@yahoo.com

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




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


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


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

1987 Toyota pickup,
4x4, runs great, inspect-
ed, $3000. Call Mike
513-7200


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


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




Short Term
Johns Folly Private 1 BR
masonry home. Beautiful
ocean views, breezes.
W/D. $1000/week/dbl.
affordablestjohn.com
(518)251-9989


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


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


C-* CMMONS


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 /
GreenleafHolding@aol.com




Seeking sale or partnership
arrangement in
Mixed Media Gallery due
to health issues. See or call
Mike 513-7200.


BUSINESS FOR SALE:
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 information.

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




Retired couple seeking care-
taker position. We want to
maintain your property, great
incoming guests, clean, main-
tenance, pool, landscape and
on call 340-690-6985. leave
message.


e rical g .f e


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737








24 St. John Tradewinds, June 16-22, 2008


Id pel Thlr P t r
Farchette & Hanley
Real Estate
52 King Street
Christiansted, St. Croix 00820
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 40
340-513-3268
cynthia@cynthiataylorstx.com
www. cynthiataylorstx. com


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


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


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


John McCann & Assoc. .





FEATURED LISTINGS


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PANORAMIC views over TWO LOTS 0.50+/- aeres each REDUCE
HendAvopus Iiay I'rom this in Priviteer Iia I'sta4lI. One This villa
popular rmetal home wiih great lot hIasLI I SSft crf a nd/c rlal I prr e. R
Caribbean flair. Longc by the beachfront. Tbh adjacent lot ijnludle
pool 411 Ihis 31 31, 31iA with has. dedetd bettch p4lh. I'hese stainless,
excepti o outdoor deck pace private selluded parcels alsc grajnit, st
to cnjoy the magnificent cujoy use of Association beach deck, pan
viewws. Now Just Sl,060,000. colt4iges. Now just $999,000. views. No
HOMES
UPD o CONTRACT UNDER CONSTRUCTION AWESOME VACATION
4BR, 4BA with paooramic reill&l hrome with equal
S &.icwls oFver (Grettl Cruiz llia 2BR. 2BA ensuite. Large
t St. ThOimas & Thaich gjrca roomleads tv wtll oI
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D BY $180,000
won't las al this
ecenm rne vaLtions
sBur'mLt kitch rt.
custom cabincls,
one sinks. amazing
I and huge water
w Only SI.29i.,DO.


Team San Martin Waterfront Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. n 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
SCUBA diving The Wall
5 Company Street will be yours. Island
Christiansted, VI 00820 Outs i A~ dreams do come true!
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartin.com Outstan ingResu t


Pick up a copy of TRADEWINDS at:


St. Thomas
Marina Market


Cruz Bay
1st Stop Convenience
Baked in the Sun


Book & Bean
Connections
C&D Bakery
Deli Grotto
Dolphin Market
Gallows Point


The Mail Center
Natures Nook
Starfish Market


North Shore Road
Caneel Bay Resort


Cinnamon Bay
Maho Bay Camps


South Shore Road
Pine Peace Market
Westin Resort


Coral Bay
Connections East
Keep Me Posted
Love City Mini-mart
Lily's Gourmet Mkt


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r1nm, .eC bjir sl.79:,0. bca, views. l.,17f,0O.0 -. J
TWO HOMES neirinng comrplclion, A 2br. 2bn and ]br, I bi colltgCe. Il'ge views, JusM $995,.00,
LOWER PETER BAY 4hr. 4,Sba. pool ind just s.lep ,wa'y from while s indy bcachI- 16,IO0,00.O
NEAR TOWN A newly constructed villa with two sepcra t 2BR12BA units & pool. 1.999,999.
CONDOMINIUMS
Dvolopcr U3iL5 GRANDE BAY luxury SUPERIOR LOCATION
Now Availablel bhearron devcl. Walk lo and rental income from
ilnm from th de (2]2hv 2ba Lhis 211R. 2I0A pClihoulse
unils starting at 875,OO0. unit wilh surknst waLtr
And. (2) 1br 2ba inils. views. Pool. Easy walk to
iavtil at $1,100,000-. Lwn ..... ONLY 3995.DO.
GRANDE BAY AssignmcnI orf Co.tIlracI." slrTiiit' aLt $S39.00 Penthouse unit tfr 8Ofi,000.
WHY RENT Sunicl Ridge 2 neiw Ibr. ]ba units w? huge water views. $279,000 & $299.000.
SIRENUSA I.uxuey condo dv el- is inatrly LompIle e. 3 & 4Rt avail. & hbei at 51 ,10,0000.
A STEAL Tlhis 2br, 1 ,Sb hIa it all, Ssunsel wllcr vihws.. common pool. A muNsl se. $549,000.
LAND


270 r vt watcr frong t in Bay. The perfect building
small sandy beach o n Reef loc I I#'h 14Tr drUT
Bay. Enjoy views & sounds vacatlioin illa w/ easy
of lhc surf. 2,75.0,10D0 beSCh access. 925,000.
NEW LISTING Priced To Scill Motivlecd Ownorl Cr4linoa .25+/- aC GOret viewi. 5209,999.
1B ACRES & 29 aub-divided I4Lts above Reerdc-'vcua with most rOads paved. Call xus for deta il.
DEVSVLOPMRNT OPPORTUNITY epi;ed pla]il & pe riti fIrr 15 uniil ied ds pecj... $2,750,000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building Io whilh incumptrn1 b]c norlh ;hirT views...., $2,500,000.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! Ihe highest point on Mn41my Plalk, Aima-ing 3&0 views. ,$1599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+/,ac.kill k1t nlop wr/panuranie vieLws excLllrnt devlc]renicii pOiLt Lial.$ 1,299,499.
WATERFRONT A RARE OPPORTUNITY in PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAL AT......... S90.DOO.
FRERMANS GROUND L.ars2e uh-dividable 1.73+e- at. IcI with ~reat wa t v ie -.....- 449,999-
BORDEAUX Fantastic down islaod views from JoIs and Sandy Cay to Lcduk ............-1429,000
REDUCED oversized lot in Cora] Bay near proposed maria project .............. IUST 1310,000.
WHAT A DEAL Ch ~claiL Il ule lot wiill actLi' planrts & pe rrnils in plaer................... -22- 4,000.
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prealigicus Choclatc Holer A STEAL AT JUST.......... 195,000.
EMMAUS A great IVL tl a grcil price wilh hugc C(.pral l Iy harbor views ....... Now jusl S17 5,000.
TIMESHARES- COMMERCIAL
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMPst weeks avail- LOCATION, LOCATION Mariy options esisi
able. Prices taege from S11,300 t 5 125,00. I for this ReLtil Shopping C~eLre. 52,250,l00.



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St. John Properties, Inc.

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

Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix I


Johnson Bay Estates

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


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


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


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


Hansen Bay
- Stunning views north across
Dreekets Bay to Sir Francis Drake
Channel and Tortola from this
oversized waterfront lot .94 acre.
Easy downhill build in prestigious
neighborhood. $795,000


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

GRUNWALD Starter cottage, move right in! $209,000

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

hn and St. Thomas.


"Coyaba" means heavenly in
the Arawak language and this
newly constructed three-bedroom
home is just that. On a flat one
acre lot, this home offers water
views of the Caribbean Sea and
the bay below, The large open-
style great room, kitchen and
dining area plus three bedrooms
are located on one level. Enjoy the sounds of the surf together with
breezy easterly trade winds from your pool deck, Purchase includes
deeded beach rights to Hart Bay Beach and Chocolate Hole Beach.
Priced to sell $4,975,000
"The Castle" is a one-of-a-kind
property with a startling vista that few
homes can match. A secluded
enclave bordering National Park
lands, this villa was lovingly hand-
built by the designer over eight
years. Since its completion in 1995
this treasure has become a popular
rental. Words nor pictures can describe the other-worldly feeling of
romance, spirit and magic that is St. John's little castle. $1,485,000.00


"Long Bay Lookout" Enjoy
sweeping panoramic views of
Round Bay and Coral Harbor from
the porch of this two bedroom gated
masonry home with studio unit on
lower level. Partially renovated
living/dining and kitchen area
ncludes custom mahogany cabinets, trim and doors plus new ceramic
tile floor and countertop coverings. Ample room for expansion on the
evel 1/2 acre lot & just a short walk from the common waterfront lot
with small floating dock. $1.195,000
"Sunset Pointe"- Enjoy beautiful
sunset views from this breezy
mountaintop location easily
accessed by paved public road in
Estate Glucksberg. The main
home is masonry with stone
accents featuring two bedroom
suites, central living and kitchen
area and dipping pool.Separate 1 bedroom cottage offers flexibility in
form of caretaker's quarters or added rental space. $1.495,000


FEATURED CONDOS-
"Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular
rental, featuring beautiful views to St.
Thomas and sunsets, proximity to the pool
and sundeck, and walk to town. This
unique air-conditioned comer unit has
been recently refurbished including new
tile floors, mahogany cabinets, furniture
and bath. $645,000
"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne
designed condos under construction in
Cruz Bay. Two, three and four bedrooms -
available, A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach
and town. Water views, high quality
appliances. These will be some of the
most spacious condos on St. John. Only
20% down. Completion scheduled for Fall
2008. Special pre-construction prices: $825,000 to $1.6M
OR Fractional Ownership Opportunity! Only 5 out of 10 equal ownership
shares are left for Mango's Unit 3 -ground floor with 4 bedrooms Only $150,
000 per share.

COMMERCIAL/DEVELOPMENT -
"VOYAGES BUILDING" Rare opportunity to own a combination commercial
and residential property in the heart of Coral Bay. Located between the
Cocoloba Shopping Center and a proposed 116 slip marina, this is an ideal
location for a restaurant, retail shops or offices. There are two beautiful 2
bedroom apartments on the 2nd floor and a swimming pool on site. This well
constructed building is just across the road from the waterfront, with views of
the anchored boats, cool breezes and parking. $3.1M
(74-2) CRUZ BAY LEASE B-3 ZONING Office or commercial space for
rent. The former Oscar's store building, across from Lime Inn, is being
renovated. The second and third floors are available and floor plans are still
flexible. One block from the ferry dock. Call for information.
AND MUCH MORE . .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through
Islandia Real Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and
price on the island of St. John. Feel free to visit our website at www.
islandiarealestate.com or call and speak with one of our full-time,
professional agents at: (340) 776-6666. We will be happy to help you find
the perfect property to fulfill your needs and dreams.


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INN LOVE A delightful short term rental villa in an excellent location in Great Cruz Bay! A tasteful 5
bdrm, 5 bath gem with a pool, spa tub, a/c bedrooms, attractive furnishings, marble and hardwood floors,
professional landscaping, and beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Stone entry
arches lead to brick and stone courtyards and create an atmosphere of old world charm. $1,795,000.
HOMES
MYSTIC RIDGE perched high on a mountain CVISTA is a magnificent open air villa
ridge offers dramatic, "down-island" views. This overlooking the alluring turquoise waters of
4BR/4.5BA luxury villa has an impressive split level Rendezvous Bay. Situated in prestigious Klein Bay
great room featuring a gourmet kitchen, a formal and featuring all amenities including gourmet
dining area & complete entertainment center. kitchen, and tasteful furnishings, custom mahogany
Magnificent seclusion can be yours as you lounge doors & windows, entertainment room, outdoor bar
by the large pool or hot tub. Price Reduced to and a/c in all bedrooms. This stunning residence
$2,600,000. exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
BAREFOOT Newly constructed 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath TEMPTRESS has been recently renovated,
guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood painted and the pool has been resurfaced. Two
with paved roads, expansive Sunrise water views of bedroom suites are separated by two buildings a
BVI, Leduck, Flanagan & beyond and steady gentle living area and an impressive kitchen complete with
breezes, .5 acre with room for expansion of main granite countertops. All rooms open onto spacious,
house & pool. Lower level has plumbing roughed in. private decks, affording dramatic sunsets and
New Price of $999,000. sweeping views of the South Shore, including Great
CHOCO CRUZ is a very successful three Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole and Hart Bay. $1,650,000
bedroom vacation villa situated on Maria Bluff FUN AND CONTENTMENT New masonry home
offering stunning South Shore views. Set on a with 180 views Coral Bay & BVI.Tiled pool deck, 2
prime lot and featuring one bedroom on the main large ac. master suites. Stainless appliances,
level and two bedrooms set off of the lower pool mahogany hardwoods, hurricane windows and
level. Plenty of room to build additional guest doors, tasteful furnishing, stone accents. Plans for 3
bedrooms and/or a master suite. $2,595,000 more bdrms. $1,500,000


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STONYBAY BEACH HOUSE-WATERFRONT 0 TEQUILA SUNRISE -two bedroom, 2.5
1 bdrm, 1 bath, high-quality masonry construction bath home with pool and guest cottage. From
beach house, located on a large 1.36+/-acre a location on north side of Bordeaux Mountain,
parcel in Privateer Bay. The house, designed by Tequila Sunrise is aptly named for its gorgeous
Michael Milne, is very private, cannot be seen down island, sunrise and moonrise views.
from the estate road & is only steps from the Quiet and private with lush tropical
water. It is fully shuttered with covered decks & landscaping, this home is a real value
clear cypress ceilings. Stony Bay Beach House ................... .................... $1,375,000.
can be purchased "as is" or can be finished out to
suit your taste. An excellent value with its pristine U LUMINARIA I
& 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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WATERFRONT WITH DOCK- Poured concrete
three bedroom / two bath home on a flat 3/4 acre
site adjacent to National Park. Enjoy all water-
sports from shared private dock, and hiking along
the secluded shoreline. Priced below appraised
value at $1,385,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS:
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate features tennis
court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 7 bedrooms 7.5 baths, on 1 acre.
Impressive rental history, awesome views, walkto Chocolate
Hole beach. $2,495,000.
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 vegetation. 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 1800 views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with 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
/ one tiful
mah ntryiful
TuT.-, UIILKR entry,
and terrific views of Fish Bay and beyond. $599,000.
WATERFRONT VILLA -Spacious 3 bd ated
just 'o .t for
boat .. .. -P i marble oors,
A/C. Vacation rental history. $2,774,000.
WINDSONG-Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush V2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
UPPER CAROLINA -1 bd/1 bath cottage, with Certificate
of Occupancy, on lush 0.44 ac. lot. Reduced to $380,000.
CONDOS & TIMESHARES
NEW CONDOS- Attractive 1 bedroom/1 bath units priced
to sell. Beautiful water views, solid masonry construc-
tion, shared pool. Small 4 unit complex at Sunset Ridge.
$279,000 and $299,000.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.


EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
ESTATE BELLEVUE Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
ADRIAN Off the beaten path, wooded /2 acre w/
underground utilities and paved roads. $250,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $340,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 -Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
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.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy....................... $250,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views............................ $295,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included.............$349,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo.......................... $375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel........................... $389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac .....................................$425,000
ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE -
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$359k
SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS-
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site....................................$280k
ESTATE CAROLINA -
Lower Bordeaux, beautiful BVI views, paved rd.........$199k
Ironwood Rd, great Coral Bay views, house plans.......... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views! 0.506 acre .................. $379k
Spectacular views, high on Bordeaux............................... $599k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway in................................ $255k










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"L'AUTRE MONDE" Exquisitely W A PRIVATE 5 AC. BEACHFRONT
luxurious shoreline
master&6 on Round
additional Bay. White
bdrms, sand beach
p I u s plus private
soaring CATHERINEBERG'S "MANGO BAY" cove with
ceilings, as aag nt se v pocket" "CONTENTMENT" Fabulous
extensive has amazing north shore views, b e a c h. custom 8,000 sq. ft. villa close
extensive totalprivacy! 1+lushacre(fruittrees CATHERINEBERG 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!

Exclusively Listed Homes
BORDEAUX MTN. (5x4) STUNNING VIEWS! "VILLA FAR NIENTE", "WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGES"; super privacy TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT
Charming, gated .5 ac. estate; spa, fireplace, New construction highlights these two charming masonry cottages. HILL Delightful 3 bedroom income producing
poolside kitchen, ultimate privacy. $3,450,000. in prestigious Point Hot tubs, bricked courtyards and wonderful decor masonry home with pool and privacy. Beautiful
RENDEZVOUS BAY (5x5) "VISTAERO" Rendezvous. 3BR/3BA make this a very special offering. $1,400,000. water views to St. Thomas! Extensive exotic
breathtaking views, huge pool & spa, fabulous pool villa has great views UPPER CHOCOLATE landscaping. TRADE or $890,000.
villa or residence! $3,000,000 Price reduced! and artistic landscaping. HOLE GEM! Masonry COLORFUL FISH
WATERFRONT (3x3) "LA DOLCE VITA" with $2,100,000. 3 BR 3.5 BA home, BAY RETREAT!
boat mooring. 376 ft. shoreline. W-1 zoning allows "SEACAY VILLA", pool, private lower Immaculate 3
commercial uses $2,995,000. pool villa has BR w/separate bedroom / 3 bath
REAT E" ( 1 a. is u nobs tr uc ted, entry, large room for home, borders
"GREAT EXPECTATIONS" 7x7/21 ac.,tennis, panoramic ocean addl. BR, excellent National Park, views
2 homes, pools, spas, walkto beaches. Impressive views and good short rental potential. of Fish Bay & Ditleff
rental. $2,495,000 term rental history. $1,390,000. Pt. $795,000.
"POINC A 14 acres beachrot on Hart Short drve to Cruz "SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4 bdrm, 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Two 3 bdrms plus
Bay. 3 bedroom beach house with spa, views and Bay. $1,995,000.
beees. $2,495,000, masonry home in excellent condition with large studio. Near town, all masonry, A/C. $775,000.
breezCOLATE HOLE NORTH (5x5) "SOLARIS" $2,495,000. UPPER CAROLINA 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath villa has pool in convenient Chocolate Hole. $1,300,000. INCREDIBLE FISH BAY VALUE! 4 bed/2 bath
Spectacular views of 5 bays. 60' lap pool, home. Main level has spacious great room and front SEABISCUIT" (2x2) Caribbean style, masonry, home with huge panoramic views and quiet
courtyard, and great amenities. $2,400,000. porch. Interior staircase goes to 2 master suites & a panoramic views, pool & hot tub. Immaculate, location. $750,000.
" V I L L A lower level studio suite below. $1,500,000. above Coral Harbour. $1,150,000. "SANCTUARY GARDEN" Serene well-built home
SIBELLA" "COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA S A G 0 with 2 units, lovely pool, gardens & expansive
Beautiful u impressive views with awesome sunsets and St. COTTAGE", decks in this quiet, private location. PRICE
new 5 Thomas lights. Caribbean style. $1,499,999. a d o r a b I e REDUCED $725,000.
bedroom NEW CONSTRUCTION CHOCOLATE HOLE Caibbean"CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" Two bedroom
villainVirgin totally charming, 2x2with style masonry family home plus separate studio rental
st at n private gated courtyard, wonderful down downstairs. View to Tortola. $415,000.
rand cottagnderful dowi
Spacious large pool, planters & island views OWN A MONTH OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom
rS o u columns, arched doors and great rental history. $1,100,000. luxury home. Magnificent views and sunsets
and windows, island
with top and windows, island .co villa from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/
of the line stone showers, a/c, "CASA NITA" 3 bed/3 bath St. Quaco villa terfalls and spas, deeded home ownerships
amenities. Views, pool, privacy! $2,200,000 $1,495,000. $1,050,000. from $79,000.


Exclusively Listed Land Condos & Timeshares
WATERFRONT "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" "VILLA LEE ANNA" Cozy 2 bedroom condo with
Dreekets Bay Estates, 2.5 acres, beachfront, BVI views, breezes, quality roads $2,500,000 SPECTACULAR, PRIVATE SOUTH water views. Easy walk to Cruz Bay and low condo
Boatman Point, 1.2 ac, 5 bdrm house plans, cliff front $1,875,000 SHORE LOTS WITH PRISTINE VIEWS fees. $325,000.
Low density subdivision with 7 large EXCEPTIONAL PASTORY- 1 bedrm condo, great views,
Boatman Point, .70 acre, 175 ft of east facing shoreline. $1,575,000 parcels, paved road, stone walls & close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turn key. $529,000.
Lovango Cay, A Slice of Heaven, .75 acre $899,000 undergroundutilities;aboveRendezvous
Lovango Cay, waterfront parcel, .65 acre $635,000 Bay. $1,000,000 to 1,400,000. "RAINBOWS END" Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrs,
CORAL BAY LAND "VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated poolside, close to town. Priced to Sell! $625,000.
Upper Carolina, .5 acre, Sunrise, Coral Bay Harbor views $495,000 community featuring underground GREAT CRUZ BAY .78 AC. BEACHFRONT "GRANDE BAY" RESORT Condo
utilities, paved roads, & gorgeous "HARBOUR VIEW" Walk to under construction, overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor.
Sugar Apple West, .5 acre, waterviews, easy build $349,900 sweeping views. Five fabulous lots Westin & amenities! Paved Walk to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm $799,000.
Bordeaux Mountain BVI view, down hill build 0.537 acre. $345,000 ranging from $469,000 to $785,000. private road, underground "GALLOWS POINT" 3 OCEAN FRONT units
Bordeaux Mtn, water views, .5 ac downhill build $239,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA PRESERVE"- ulitilies, great rental area. (2-upper & -lower) ea. w/ deck/patio, walk to town
Lower Bordeaux Mt, .27 acre, approved plans & cistern $208,000 Premier location, with extraordinary $525,000. $1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000.
Bonus Villa Use, Seagrape Hill, dual water view, 0.387 acre $177,500 water views, some border National
Park some are waterfront! From .78 INDULGE YOURSELF WITH RESORT LIVING
acre to 3 acres. 7 parcels priced IN THE COMFORTS OF YOUR OWN PRIVATE
from $550,000. CONDOMINIUM. Own a week, a month or more
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" boasts and enjoy all the Westin amenities! Inventory avail
spectacular BVI views, quality paved in many unit sizes year round. Great trade & rental
roads, undergrnd. utilities, stone wall options. Timeshares start at $11,000.
& planters, common beach. Just 8
minutes from Coral Bay. 12 parcels
"CLIFFVIEW ESTATES" IN FISH BAY Six parcels in new subdivision offer exciting views priced from $450,000. "WHISTLING CAY" Striking Development Opportunity
and adjacent to National Park. Underground utility access and paved roads. From .51 CHOCOLATE HOLE-Tropical breezes water views & ample
to .91 acre, $299,000 $795,000. and delightful south shore views! Two breeze from this "Upper
parcels just over a half acre each. Peter Bay" lot. Locatedjust "GALLOWS SEAVIEW"
ENDLESS VIEWS ACROSS THE WATERS from these three premiere lots in Upper Peter Bay. $399,000. minutes from some of the I (2x2) .58 ac. R-4 & W-1
This gated community is in the midst of Nat'l Park land, beaches & deeded beach access. FISH BAY Two Great oversized most spectacular beaches zoning allows multifamily
parcels one with cistern slab, well, in the Caribbean, including dwellings & commercial
BEAUTIFUL LOTS ON QUIET EAST END in the original Hansen Bay subdivision, Dreekets and active plans/permits in place Peter Bay. $2,800,000. uses. Spectacular views.
Bay and Privateer Bay, with pristine views & lovely beaches listed from $285,000 and one lot with expansive views, Walk to beach & town.
$2,500,000. cooling breezes & paved access. $389,000-$438,000. $3,200,000.




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