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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: June 23, 2008
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June 23-29, 2008
Copyright 2008 ST. JOHN 750



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

Ferry Companies Seek $2 Fare Increase for Fuel, Warn of Shutdown
Public Service Commission To Schedule Emergency Hearing Page 5

Judge Carroll
Clears Way
for Grande
Bay Closings
Page 7
Stephens Wins
St John Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald St. John Princess
7 Cs0Crown for 2008
F00 tFair Page 2
A large crowd enjoyed local fare and Hurricane Hole
sweet treats, below, in Franklin Powell
Park for Food Fair and festival coronation Registration
on Sunday afternoon, June 22, which was R is in
named in honor of long-time participant
Yolonda Morton, above. Is Postponed
0 Until June 28
S .... Page 6
Chamber Group
Discusses Impact
S. of Cancellation of
St John TradewindsNews Photo by Tristan Ewald Airline Flights
A Oquendo Crowned Miss St. John 2008 Page 12
An emotional Razzilee Oquendo is comforted and congratulated Rollers Graduate
by last year's reigning Miss St. John, Jenecia Dalmida, after winning
this year's competition on Saturday night, June 21. See page 3. Antilles, KATS
Page 11

Onyoebakhs.








2 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2008


After Days of Controversy Ja'Leah

Stephens Retains Princess Crown


2008-09 St. John Princess Ja'Leah Stephens, center,
at left, and Stephanie Caraballo, at right.


St John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald

with contestants Alli-Yah Henry,


Princess Selection Show Wows Large


Crowd at Winston Wells Ball Field


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite the controversy swirling around the judges'
final decision to allow Ja'Leah Stephens to retain her
crown, the St. John Princess Selection Show on Sun-
day night, June 15, at the Winston Wells ball field was
a night of glamour and pizazz.
After crowning nine year old Stephens St. John
Princess 2008-09, Festival and Cultural Organization
members learned that judge Elizabeth Putnam's hus-
band Bern Putnam had made a donation to Stephens.
The revelation raised questions about a possible
conflict of interest and committee members launched
an investigation into the allegations. After eliminating
Elizabeth Putnam's scores from each segment and re-
tallying the overall scores, Stephens still came out on
top. (See related story on this page.)
Mature and Poised
Throughout the show, all three young ladies im-
pressed the large crowd with their professional poise
and mature demeanors. The girls strutted their stuff in
swimwear, sportswear, story book character and eve-
ning wear segments.
Kimisa Smith, who competed in last year's Prin-
cess Selection Show, sang beautiful renditions of the


"Virgin Islands March" and the "National Anthem."
The princess contestants were joined on stage by
last year's St. JohnPrincess ShadiyahBoynes and first
runner-up Yalfri Santana-Reyes for an opening dance
routine choreographed by Lester Warner which had
the girls hula-hooping to the catchy tune of "Come
On Barbie, Let's Go Party."
Each of the young ladies presented themselves
clearly and energetically during the evening's presen-
tation speech.
Ready for the Beach
Seven-year-old Stephanie Caraballo set the bar high
for the evening, wowing the crowd in a bright green
halter top two-piece accented with fuchsia flowers
for the swim wear segment. Toting a pink umbrella
to protect her from the sun, Caraballo was ready for a
day at the beach.
Alli-Yah Henry, a nine year old fourth grader at
Guy Benjamin School, was a picture of daintiness in
a teal green one piece covered with silver sparkles
and accented with side ties.
Stephens, a fourth grader at Julius E. Sprauve
School, sported a sea foam green two piece with
crisscross straps in the back and boy shorts.
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Although audience members
thought the show was over once
Ja'Leah Stephens was crowned
St. John Princess 2008-09 on
Sunday night, June 15, the con-
troversy was just brewing.
It took almost three days and
the services of one lawyer and
a certified public accountant
before the dispute was settled
allowing Stephens to retain her
crown. And even after all that,
the controversy is far from over
in some circles.
Right after Princess Selec-
tion Show contestants Stepha-
nie Caraballo, Alli-Yah Henry
and Stephens completed the
competition on June 15, St.
John Festival and Cultural Or-
ganization Pageant Committee
members were informed that
one of the judges had a connec-
tion with Stephens.
Bern Putnam, who is married
to former professional dancer
Elizabeth Putnam a first time
judge of the pageant made a
$50 donation to the organiza-
tion on behalf of Stephens.
Legal Consultation
Once the allegation came
to light, Pageant Committee
members decided to look into
the claim, but held off on mak-
ing a formal announcement,
explained chairperson Enid
Doway.
"On Sunday night, someone
brought to our attention that
there was a complaint," said
Doway. "We decided to inves-
tigate it plain and simple. Since
it was a rumor and not an offi-
cial complaint, we didn't make
a decision then."
Instead of publicizing the
claim, committee members
contacted the organization's
lawyer Arturo Watlington Jr.,
Doway added.
"We met with our lawyer on
Monday and he listened to our
concerns and told us to investi-
gate further," she said. "We de-
termined that the incident did
occur so we decided to elimi-
nate Liz's scores."
New Scores Tallied
Once Putnam's scores were
removed, the scores from the
other four judges were re-tal-
lied by CPA Roy Jackson on
Tuesday, June 17.


"After our CPA went over the
remaining scores, we contacted
all the parents and had them
come in," said Doway. "We
informed them of our deci-
sion and showed them the new
scores. We didn't want any in-
sinuations or confusion, so we
did everything all together."
The new tally didn't change
the final outcome and on June
18 the committee announced
Stephens would keep her
crown.
The readjusted score only
changed the winner of the
sportswear segment. The seg-
ment which originally ended
in a tie between Caraballo and
Stephens was won by Cara-
ballo after the scores were re-
calculated.
The controversy was a first
under the supervision of Do-
way, who has been chair of the
Pageant Committee since 1995.
With the confusion settled, Do-
way hopes there are no reper-
cussions from the incident.
No One's Fault
"I think it's a shame," said
Doway. "But it's not anyone's
fault. Blame can be passed any-
where, but we're going to ask
judges to be careful about their
affiliations in the future."
Since pageant committee
members don't find out who
the judges are until the night of
the show, nothing could have
been done to avoid the confu-
sion, explained Doway.
"Our judges committee is not
affiliated with our pageant com-
mittee it's kept secret even
from me," she said. "There is
no way we would have known
about the connection between
the judge's husband and a con-
testant."
Doway is proud of how the
organization handled the affair,
she added.
Committee To Move On
"When you have a controver-
sy it needs to be investigated
and not pushed under the rug,"
said the pageant committee
chairperson. "I am proud of the
Festival Organization for hav-
ing the guts to investigate the
matter instead of trying to save
face and ignore it."
"Our ultimate goal is to make
everyone happy and make sure
Continued on Page 19








St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2008 3


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald


(left to right) Bridgewater in a teal blue gown for the evening wear segment, Frett in
shades and a one-piece and Oquendo in kabuki-style makeup for the costume segment.



Razzilee Oquendo Crowned Miss St. John 2008


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The judges had a difficult job
deciding which of the glamorous
young women in the Miss St. John
Selection show at the Winston
Wells ball field on Saturday, June
21, would walk home with the
crown and a brand new Chevrolet
Colbalt.
While the winner was 16-year-
old Razzilee Oquendo, the talented
young ladies put on an impressive
show with Peter Ottley emceeing
and Spectrum Band keeping the
packed house entertained through-


out the night.
For the swimwear segment of
the competition, Danella Bridge-
water, 16, wowed the crowd in a
hot pink cut-out one piece adorned
with silver crystals.
Eighteen-year-old Emori Frett
cut quite a figure in a white one
piece halter top with teal blue
polka dots. Her blue floppy hat,
flowing wrap skirt and white sun-
glasses completed the look.
Oquendo kept it simple for the
swim wear, sporting a black one
piece halter top accented with red
earrings and high heels.


Bridgewater transported the
crowd to ancient Greece for the
international wear segment as she
embodied Athena, the goddess of
wisdom and agriculture, with a
plumed hat and flowing robes.
Riding around the stage on a
cleverly designed horse prop, Frett
took the crowd south of the border
to Mexico for her international
costume segment. Frett capped
off the Mexican theme by shak-
ing maracas and dancing in a floor
length skirt.
Oquendo took the audience to
the Far East as she transformed


into the Last Empress. In kabuki-
style white makeup and beautiful
kimono, Oquendo was the picture
of elegance as she danced around
the stage among elaborate back-
drops.
For the evening wear segment,
Bridgewater was a picture of beau-
ty in a teal blue halter top floor
length gown with a fitted bodice
and sparkling criss-cross straps.
Frett kept the mood lively in her
tangerine wrap which she swept
off her shoulder to unveil a bright
pink halter top gown bedecked
with silver crystals and sequence.


Escorted by two brothers and
her father, Oquendo was resplen-
dent in a bold red halter top gown
with a fitted bodice adorned with
silver sparkle applique.
After tallying the scores, it was
Oquendo who came out on top,
although each of the girls was a
winner after dedicating so much
time and energy to make the show
a success.



INDEX
Business Directory .............22
Community Calendar .........21
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ....................27
Crossword Puzzler .............20
Ferry Schedules .................20
Letters ......................... 17-18
Paws for a Moment ............15
Police Log ................. .... 21
Real Estate ................. 24-27
Rhythm & Views ................14
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................8



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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald


Senior Variety show participants entertained the crowd with Maypole dancing, center,
and swim wear modeling with Elmo Rabsatt at left, and senior Carol Tuohy, right.


Senior Talent and Variety Show Lives


Up to "Jump Up" Festival Theme


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Mistress and Master of Ceremonies, Alecia Wells
and George Lewis, kicked off a festive evening of
fun and entertainment on Friday evening, June 13, at
Winston Wells ball field by introducing musical group
"4 Strong" of Tortola.
As the evening progressed, they unofficially became
"5 Strong", "6 Strong", and so on, as different local
musicians took the stage with them, noted Wells.
A talented trio of horn players did an uplifting ren-
dition of the revered, "National Anthem," followed
by audience participation for the "The Virgin Islands
March."
The songs performed by Delita O'Connor were
special treats. The solo artist, whose clear and strong
voice never faltered, mesmerized the audience as she
performed her two spiritual selections.
Harley and Penn "Practice what they Preach"
Love City Leapers coaches, Patrice Harley and Lisa
Penn, were both extreme crowd pleasers, when they
performed a few jump rope stunts, along with several
young ladies in the group.
The coaches even performed a cartwheel for good
measure. Retirement is apparently not going to slow
Harley down one bit.
Miss Senior Sweet Heart 2008, Carol Tuohy, then
appeared on the stage, shivering, while singing a
popular, stateside song about snow and cold weather.
Tuohy suddenly removed her white short, fur-looking
jacket to reveal sparkling, red shorts and a matching
top. She then changed her tune, and sang about the
"hot, hot, hot" weather we have here in the Virgin Is-
lands, while she danced about the stage.
Ida White says her "A, B, Cs"
Ms. VI Senior America, 1999, Ida White, recited
the alphabet, offering a comment or two about each
letter.
"The letter 'a' is for arthritis," shouted White.
The last letter, "z" stood for the word "zest." When
it was time for a group of "seniors" to plait the May-
pole, they showed they were a group of seasoned pro-
fessionals.
The ritual which dates back to ancient times -


was watched with curiosity by all the little ones on
hand, with local "grown-up" residents grinning ear-
to-ear as they watched their neighbors and friends
merrily dance around the Maypole, each plaiting a
colorful ribbon! Undoubtedly, it was not as easy as it
looked to the spectators.
"Cat Walk" Exclusive
It was finally time for the models to get down to
business in the world of very high fashion. The offi-
cial "cat walk" list of models included Jean Donovan,
Edna Freeman, Jane Johannes, Iris Venzen, Ina Lee,
Marlene Boschulte, Enid Freeman, and a very brave
Elmo Rabsatt.
The swim wear selections were both tasteful and
flattering, with the models not hesitating to strut their
stuff. The casual wear chosen for the event featured a
winning combination of an upscale look, with mostly
bright colored, natural fabrics.
"These models are dressed to go to the movies on
St. Thomas, or anything else seniors' choose to do
when they go there," said George Lewis.
A separate category, "hats," was also in the pro-
gram. Always an important aspect of Caribbean cul-
tural attire, it was a nice addition to the show. While
there were only two models, this category will un-
doubtedly grow in the years to come.
The final fashion category, evening wear selections,
was down right dapper, sophisticated, yet not over
done. The very best in formal wear was on display.
There was one very swanky group of "seniors"
right here on St. John at the Winston Wells ball field.
Just before the "seniors" offered up their finale enter-
tainment, Lewis introduced this year's Festival 2008
Princess and Queen Contestants.
Clearly, all the publicity and practice the young
ladies had experienced was paying off for each of
them. Their individual confidence and skill would
have made any one of them a welcome addition to St.
John's Festival Royalty.
Once again, the St. Thomas/St. John senior citizens,
and all their volunteers who helped with the show,
delivered up a night to remember for Love City resi-
dents and visitors who came out to enjoy an annual
Festival event.







St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2008 5


Ferryboat Companies Seek $2 Fare Increase for Fuel, Warn of Shutdown


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
The St. Thomas-St. John ferryboat op-
erators complained of $4.91 per gallon fuel
prices and "an almost 300 percent increase
in just two years," in a letter from their attor-
ney to the V.I. Public Services Commission
on June 17 asking for an emergency hearing
on a $2 fuel surcharge on ferry tickets.
One day later, the attorney for Varlack
Ventures and Transportation Services, filed
an emergency motion for a rehearing of
their surcharge request and reported fuel
prices had risen to $5.25 per gallon in the
preceding 24-hours, reiterating her warning
the ferry companies faced immediate finan-
cial peril.
PSC officials have been wrangling with
the ferry companies over financial disclo-
sures as part of an overall rate review and
delayed a decision on the ferry companies'
February 19, 2008, fuel surcharge request
for eight months in a May 9 meeting.
The PSC will be convening an emergency
meeting as early as this week to address the
fuel surcharge, according to PSC Chairman
Joseph B. Boschulte.
Ferry Services Could Be Curtailed
The St. Thomas-St. John ferryboat op-
erators asked for an "immediate emergency
meeting" of the PSC to grant a $2 per ticket
fuel-related surcharge and a reduction in
their operating schedules, warning that the
two companies would be forced to curtail
services due to financial difficulties by the
end of June.
"The ferryboat operators anticipate that
within weeks they will no longer be able to
afford to purchase sufficient fuel to maintain


"Without the immediate implementation of the fuel sur-
charge, a reduction in regularly scheduled service and
operational costs far exceeding income, the ferryboat op-
erators anticipate that they will be unable to continue to
maintain service within the next two weeks, which means a
fuel cost related interruption in PSC scheduled service by
the end of the month (June 2008)."
Attorney Claudette Ferron
Legal representative for Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services


the full complement of the PSC regularly
scheduled runs, let alone any additional
runs," according to a letter to the chairman
of the PSC from Attorney Claudette Fer-
ron for Varlack Ventures and Transportation
Services.
"In light of this unprecedented fuel crisis,
the ferryboat operators are requesting the
immediate implementation of a two-dollar
($2.00) across-the-board fuel surcharge,"
Ferron wrote the PSC.
"As of today's date, the ferryboat opera-
tors are paying in excess of $4.91 per gal-
lon for fuel, an almost 300% increase in
just two years," according to Ferron's letter.
"Despite the shocking increase in fuel costs
over just two years, there has been no in-
crease in fares and rates, which were already
significantly below cost."
Service Interruption by End of June
"The ferryboat operators are already ex-
periencing fuel shortage problems, with the
vessels operating with only minimal fuel at
times."


"Without the immediate implementation
of the fuel surcharge, a reduction in regular-
ly scheduled service and operational costs
far exceeding income, the ferryboat opera-
tors anticipate that they will be unable to
continue to maintain service within the next
two weeks, which means a fuel cost related
interruption in PSC scheduled service by
the end of the month (June 2008)," Ferron
wrote in her June 17 letter to Boschulte.
Unofficial PSC sources told Tradewinds
on June 17 the rate investigation underway
for the St. Thomas-St. John ferry service
probably would not be completed before the
end of this summer.
PSC officials had no immediate response
to Ferron's request for an emergency hear-
ing.
"With the most recent staggering increases
in fuel costs (and related costs), the ferryboat
operators simply can no longer continue to
operate without an increase in revenues, and
they cannot wait for the completion of the
rate investigation currently pending before


the Commission, which will take months,"
Ferron wrote.
Last Rate Increase in June 2006
The last ferry rate increase, requested in
April 2005, was granted by the PSC effec-
tive June 1, 2006, according to the attorney.
"The ferryboat operators have exhausted
all of their assets, which are all mortgaged,
and are unable to purchase fuel on credit,"
Ferron wrote. "The situation is so extreme
that the ferryboat operators can no longer
afford to fill up the fuel tanks of their fer-
ryboats and the large ferry boats are operat-
ing on only partially filled fuel tanks," the
attorney added.
Paying More for Fuel Than WAPA
The ferryboat operators compare their
situation to that of the VI. Water and Power
Authority (WAPA) which was granted fuel
surcharge increases of 22.3 percent in No-
vember 2007 and 22.9 percent in June 2008
"for a total of 45.2% increase in a little
over six months," Ferron wrote PSC's Bo-
schulte.
"Although the ferryboat operators are the
second largest fuel consumers in the Virgin
Islands providing an essential mass tran-
sit public/government service, without the
proper official acknowledgement as a gov-
ernment service provider, as stated in the
law, the ferryboat operators are forced to
pay a significantly higher price for fuel than
WAPA," Ferron pointed out.
"Specifically, while WAPA is currently
paying $121 a barrel for fuel, the ferryboat
operators are forced to pay the equivalent
of over $208 a barrel for fuel, or $4.91 a
gallon," the ferryboat companies' attorney
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Ferryboat Operators Claim Operating


Losses of $4,000 per Day Due to Fuel


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
The St. Thomas-St. John ferry-
boat operators claim they are los-
ing $3,800 to $4,000 per day while
they await a fare increase decision
by the V.I. Public Services Com-
mission. PSC officials want to see
the numbers before they approve
any fare increase.
Rate battles and ultimatums
over government subsidies have
roiled the waters for inter-island
operators before and often
flared just before the St. John Fes-
tival, the heaviest ferry traffic pe-
riod of the year.
Fuel Price Pressure
But the on-going run-up in fuel
prices is an economic force the fer-
ryboat operators and the regulators
cannot quibble over for long, ac-
cording to the ferryboat operators.
"Without a fuel surcharge and a
reduction in the regularly sched-
uled runs, the ferryboat operators
will not be able to maintain the
St. Thomas-St. John ferryboat
service," according to Attorney
Claudette Ferron, representing
Varlack Ventures and Transporta-
tion Services. "It is impossible to
operate the service based solely on
income from significantly below
cost rates."
"The only source of revenues
for the ferryboat operators is in-
come from ticket sales," Ferron
wrote to PSC Chairman Lawrence
Boschulte June 17. "The ferryboat
service costs significantly more
to operate than what is paid in


St. John Tradewinds News Photo File


Inter-island ferry passengers could face a fare increase
next week.


fares."
The ferry companies have daily
revenues of $7,000 to $7,200 and
daily operating costs of $11,000
which was denoted as an "aver-
aged approximation," according to
Ferron's letter to Boschulte.
Daily Fuel Costs
Daily fuel costs represent $3,500
to $3,800 of the operating costs,
according to Ferron "(with
larger vessels' fuel tanks only 1/2
full)".
"In the past, due to below cost
fares (and the lack of legally re-
quired Government funding), the
ferryboat operators have been
forced to privately subsidize fuel
costs and marine mass public
transportation in the Virgin Islands,
resulting in tremendous losses, the
accumulation of significant debt,
and severe financial damage," ac-
cording to Ferron.
The current ferry rate structure,
implemented in June 2006 includes
$3 for a commuter ticket, a $2.50
bulk (government) ticket, $1.50


for students, $1.25 for seniors and
$1 for children (under 12), accord-
ing to the attorney.
"Most passengers do not pay
the regular ($5) adult fare," Fer-
ron pointed out in her letter. "Only
adult tourists and adult 'occa-
sional' passengers pay the regular
adult fare."
Government Subsidy Unpaved
While the PSC is seeking further
insight into the financials of the
ferryboat operators, the companies
have met VI. government require-
ments for their annual subsidy, ac-
cording to their attorney.
But they haven't received the
money, she added.
"The ferryboat operators as
of today have received no local
or federal government funding,
through the Virgin Islands govern-
ment to subsidize the costs of pub-
lic transportation, although they
have provided the Government
with all the necessary documenta-
tion of a promised $265,000 sub-
sidy," according to Atty. Ferron.


HURRICANE HOLE:


Registration Postponed


Until Saturday, June 28

St. John Tradewinds
With boaters across St. John on edge regarding the planned, Sat-
urday morning, June 21, Hurricane Hole registration, V.I. National
Park officials issued a press release around noon on Friday, June
20, postponing the registration until Saturday, June 28.
VINP's Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon issued the
following information:
The tropical wave entering our area at this moment is presently
predicted to have 30+ knot winds and heavy rain tomorrow, mak-
ing conditions unsafe for large numbers of small vessels heading
towards Hurricane Hole. There will be a ranger boat on station
from 0800 to 1000 hours to notify people of the change in plans.
The site selection activity will be rescheduled for Saturday, June
28, with all of the same processes as planned for the 21.
Please notify as many people as you can of this change. I'm
sorry we have to do this but Mother Nature holds the upper hand.
Please call my phone number, 693-8950 x224, for recorded mes-
sages of updates.
Thank you....Rafe
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Memorial Service:

Celebration of the Life of Bill Morris

Is Scheduled for June 28 at Hawksnest

St. John Tradewinds
A celebration of the life of Bill Morris is Saturday, June 28, from
11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Hawksnest Beach Pavilions 1 and 2.
This will be "pot luck," so please bring a dish to share and your
own drinks. We will provide the paper goods and ice.
Please be prepared to speak about Bill if you care to. Lee would
like it in writing, so she can put them in the two scrapbooks she is
making for their two sons, Chris and Steve. Bill passed away on
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The smells of pat6 and curry fill the air.
Children are playing games. People are laughing
and dancing. The "village" is alive with electricity
that only Festival time on St. John can bring, and Ms.
Irene Scatliffe this year's Festival Village honoree
- is right in the middle of the mix enjoying it all!
Scatliffe moved with her husband from Tortola to
St. John 41 years ago. While living on Tortola, she
worked at Treasure Isle Hotel in Road Town, and after
moving to St. John, Scatliffe worked for the govern-
ment cooking in the public schools and for the Head-
start program.
Now that she has retired from her government po-
sition after 31 and a half years Scatliffe works
part-time for Caneel Bay Resort in the housekeeping
department. When she returns to Tortola for visits,
Scatliffe helps out her sister with the cooking in her
restaurant.
Almost 30 Years in Village
For the past 29 years, Scatliffe has run a food and
drink booth in Festival Village where she sells a va-
riety of Caribbean delicacies including fish, chicken,
pork, mutton, and conch.
The popular cook first became involved in Festival
Village by helping Ms. Ivy Mercer with her booth.
After several years, she branched off and with the
help of her brothers, sister, cousin, daughter and other
family members and friends started working her
own booth.
It is this love of the island's annual Festival and
cultural celebration and her dedication to the festival
committee which she believes earned her this year's
honoree distinction.
When asked how she felt about being chosen as this
year's St. John Festival Village Honoree, Scatliffe an-
swered with a heartfelt, "Wonderful!"
"The Festival chairperson (Leona Smith) is won-
derful to work with and it is a pleasure to work with


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Irene Scatliffe will be serving food at
Festival Village again this year.

the committee," said Scatliffe. "They are all wonder-
ful!"
It is obvious that Scatliffe truly enjoys all aspects
of St. John Festival, but it is reunions that she names
when pressed for her favorite part of the festivities.
"Seeing friends that I haven't seen in years, and
getting to know new friends," Scatliffe said about
what makes St. John Festival special.
With this enthusiasm and energy, Scatliffe begins
yet another Festival season.
Be sure to stop by her booth and try some of her Ca-
ribbean delights. Also enjoy the excitement and love
of St. John Festival which exudes from this year's
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St. John Tradewinds
Carol McGuiness, librarian,
and Rena Dawson, library techni-
cian, are providing as many of the
Elaine I. Sprauve Library's usual
services as possible to library pa-
trons from the two trailers sitting
near to the actual library building
while the historic structure under-
goes renovations.
"The summer reading pro-
gram will function as usual," said
McGuiness.
Children keep a log which in-
cludes the amount of time they
spend actually reading the books.
For each two-hour time period
spent reading, students will be en-
titled to receive one free book as
a reward from the popular library
program.
Meanwhile, long-planned reno-
vations to the library are moving
along on schedule, according to
officials.
"We are on schedule with reno-
vations, its full steam ahead, and
we are pleased," said Donald
Cole, Assistant Director of Librar-
ies, Archives, and Museums. "We
are meeting each Tuesday with


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann


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the contractors. We were there
this week and everything is going
smoothly."
Cole emphasized that the reno-
vation project is intended to restore
the historical building which
was constructed between 1730 and
1740 to its original construction
and design as closely as possible.
"We are still planning to have
the work done by September," he
said.
The library, which is tempo-


ing air conditioning at the his-
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rarily housed in the two trailers
near the building, is open Mon-
day through Friday from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m., and the regular phone
number, 776-6359, is in working
order.
Library card holders can access
the internet, as well as check out
popular DVDs and books. Many
items, however, are packed away
until the renovation project is com-
pleted and the holdings are placed
back on the shelves.


Wha's Happ'nin"

by Sis Frank

Excitement at the Basketball Court


St. John Tradewinds
If you missed the Callwood birthday party on
Saturday afternoon you missed the most imagi-
native gathering on St. John ever! It was Luella's
daughter, Felicia's, third birthday!
As a friend said, "what will they do for her six-
teenth birthday? How can they top that?"
"Sponge Bob" was there, a thousand balloons
lined the fence, the sinking "Titanic," twenty-five
feet in the air with kids daring to slide all the way
down, and hundreds of friends and family taking
it all in!
On the way back to the village, the long line of
cars slowed to a halt as a very funny man, Charles
Dore, who was leading a beautiful pink pig on a
leash, waved to the crowd. The pig must have been
three feet high by four feet long! Another one of
Charlie's Angels.
Guess what! Not one piece of paper, bottle or
trash in sight on Sunday morning!
Congratulations to Celtics Fans!
What a series! Poor Kobe he tried. Well, Cur-
tis Penn has taken his Lakers' flag down.
So Many of Our Friends Are Not Well
Your friends are praying for your recovery. Jean
Mason and Jane Bowry are feeling like themselves


again. Hooray!
Students' Artwork Shown at Bajo el Sol
Do go see the young students' paintings they
are full of color and imagination.
Trash Bin at Dolphin Market is a Mess
It improved for a few days, but it is now worse
than ever! Is it too much to ask the men to cut and
fold the boxes before they toss them into the bin?
If they live on St. John, they should feel a sense of
pride in their community. Ira Wade, once again,
makes sure that the bin is emptied, as well as the
Sprauve annex corer.
The bin at Wharfside has improved, but I have
a feeling that someone at Wharfside should keep
his eye on it to be sure that this improvement con-
tinues daily.
Cruz Bay Cemetery is Vandalized
There is a special lady on St. John who never
forgets to put flowers on the graves of old friends
on their birthdays. (Yesterday was Doris Jadan's.)
It was reported that vases are disappearing along
with other sentimental items left at the gravesites.
This is inexcusable is Public Works in charge of
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Judge Clears Way for Closings on Nine Units at Grande Bay


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Grande Bay Resort condominium buyers
got the green light to proceed with closings
after a Superior Court Judge lifted a neigh-
bors' threat of legal action last week.
Superior Court Judge James Carroll III's
motion cleared the way for Bay Isles Associ-
ates LLP to complete the sale of nine luxury
condominium units on the top two floors of
its Cruz Bay waterfront development.
The owners of a cottage located behind
Grande Bay whose views are blocked by
the top two stories of the development -
filed a lawsuit in 2005 alleging the project
violated V.I. zoning laws including height
and density regulations.
In January the Jadan and Trey families,
who own Paradise Found, also filed a legal
notice, called a lis pendens, with the Re-
corder of Deeds office to notify potential
buyers that title to the units was in question
pending the outcome of the lawsuits.
Missing Out on Millions of Dollars
The 48-unit development was initially ex-
pected to be completed two years ago. The
on-going legal cases, however, prevented
Bay Isle from collecting up to $6.5 million
which could have been used toward paying
a $18.5 million construction loan, according
to the developers.
Bay Isle officials told Judge Carroll in


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Supreme Court Judge Curtis Gomez cleared the way for Bay Isle
Associates to complete the sale of nine upper units at Grande Bay which
block the view from a neighbor property, above.


April that they were forced to borrow mon-
ey from friends and family and the project
was in danger of going under, according to
published reports.
In his motion lifting the lis pendens on
Wednesday, June 11, Judge Carroll ruled
that since Bay Isle was in danger of bank-
ruptcy, the developer needed to close on the
units.
"Testimony established that the Grande
Bay Resort development is at financial risk


because of Bay Isles' inability to provide
marketable title and close on the nine con-
dominium units covered by the lis pendens,"
wrote Carroll.
"Substantial Harm"
"This harm suffered by Bay Isles is sub-
stantial, because, although it largely consists
of monetary loss, it could very well result
in bankruptcy of the entire project," Car-
roll continued. "The court does not believe
that the legislature intended the lis pendens


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exert pressure on defendants by forcing the
cessation of all development of a multi-unit
property, particularly where there is no di-
rect nexus between plaintiffs and the prop-
erty at issue, and the plaintiffs' entitlement
to equitable relief is speculative at best."
The lis pendens already achieved its goal
- to notify potential buyers of the pending
lawsuit against Bay Isle, according to Car-
roll.
Potential Buyers Aware of Lawsuit
"According to testimony at the hearing,
it is likely that most potential purchasers of
the condominium units already have actual
notice of Plaintiffs' claims," wrote the Supe-
rior Court judge. "With the extensive media
coverage already devoted to this litigation,
the availability of alternative avenues of no-
tice to potential purchases removes some of
the necessity for Plaintiffs to maintain the
lis pendens."
While Liza Trey misses her family's
once incredible view, she wished the future
Grande Bay tenants well.
"I wish all the owners of the fourth and
fifth stories of Grande Bay all the best and
I'm sure they'll enjoy the view," said Trey.
"I know we did when we had it."
Carroll is expect to rule on the Trey and
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10 St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2008


Boating Registration on St. John Set

for Every Tuesday and Thursday in July;

Fisherman Registration Is July 15
St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces
that boating registration will take place on St. John every Tuesday
and Thursday from Tuesday, June 17, to Thursday, July 17, at the
DPNR Office (next to Julius E. Sprauve School's Industrial Arts
classroom) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Contact the Division of Environmental Enforcement at 774-3320
on St. Thomas for further information.
Additionally, commercial fisherman registration will be con-
ducted on St. John Tuesday, July 15, at the Division of Permits at
The Marketplace.
Commercial fishermen registered during the 2007-2008 fishing
year must have all catch records submitted to be eligible for a new
fishing permit. After July 15, commercial fisherman registration
will be conducted at the Division of Fish and Wildlife. Please con-
tact the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 772-1955 or 775-6762 for
more information.

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To Headline at Festival Village
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Festival and Cultural Organization has announced
its Festival Village Lineup for "Jump Up and Congregate for Festi-
val 2008. This year's Festival Village honoree is Irene Scatliffe.
The organization also announced that Children's Village will be
at the V.I. National Park ball field from June 28 through July 5.
Festival Village Lineup
Saturday, June 28 Love City Pan Dragons, Spectrum, Cool
Session Brass, Jam Tymes
Sunday, June 29 Bouncer Band, Sugar Band
Monday, June 30 Express Band, Jam Tymes
Tuesday, July 1 Daddy Jones and Crew, Red Hot Flames
Wednesday, July 2 Pan in Motion, Wrecktion Band, Carami,
Cool Session Brass
Thursday, July 3 St. Thomas All Stars, JDPP Jammerz, Shur-
wayne Winchester and Traffik, Burning Flames
Friday, July 4 Ah We Band, Taxik and Claudette Peters, Kros-
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Saturday, July 5 Beach Jam featuring Jam Tymes

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.

"Free to Read" Program at Library
St. John Tradewinds
The Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve Library and the Community
Foundation of the Virgin Islands are pleased to sponsor the "Free
To Read" summer reading program.
From June 24 through August 22 readers are asked to register at
the Elaine I. 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.







St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2008 11


Roller Siblings Graduate from Antilles

School and KATS Sailing Program


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Two St. John siblings heading off to study at pres-
tigious institutions this fall were honored by the local
youth sailing program which set the foundation for
their future success at a Sunday, June 15, ceremony.
St. John Kids And The Sea officials presented sen-
sational sailing brother and sister Mayumi "Mimi"
Roller and Hugo Roller III, with their organization's
biggest achievement graduate.
Hugo will report for duty at the United States Naval
Academy on July 2 for the academy's tough summer
orientation program while his sister Mimi will attend
the prestigious St. Mary's College of Maryland this
fall.
The Rollers, who both graduated from Antilles
School, started sailing 10 years ago with KATS and
their coaches watched with pride as the two grew over
the years.
"Who knew when you two were planted in the Kids
And The Sea 10 years ago, how you would grow and
flourish in our basic training and sailing program,"
Jennifer Robinson, KATS secretary, told the gradu-
ates.
"Like a seed or shoot on your parents' farm, you
sprouted from the Scotiabank International Regat-
tas in St. Thomas to strong competitors all over the
continental United States, throughout the Caribbean
islands, in South America, Canada, Europe and as far
as away as New Zealand," continued Robinson.
While KATS first introduced the exceptional sib-
lings to the world of sailing, their parents and school
picked up where the small, non-profit, all-volunteer
program left off, Robinson explained to the Rollers.
"The nurturing of your parents and coaches has
raised you to a maturity level we instructors all hope


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


The Roller family, from left to right,
Josephine, Hugo III, Hugo and Mayumi,
celebrated their graduation from Antilles
School and KATS.

for in our students when they ripen beyond our acre-
age of expertise," she said. "You have represented
KATS, Antilles School and the St. John community
with dignity and distinction."
"You have shown how important a youth marine
program can be in the development of children sur-
rounded by the sea," Robinson said.
KATS officials will watch with excitement and
a bit of braggadocio as the Roller siblings continue
along their paths of success, Robinson added.
"We will be watching you and boasting that we
were the roots and the budding of your passion for
seamanship," said the KATS secretary. "May fair
winds follow you always and the trade winds bring
you home now and again."


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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Facing deep cuts in the number
of direct American Airlines flights
to the territory, government offi-
cials are scrambling to ensure that
planes keep landing.
Department of Tourism Com-
missioner Beverly Nicholson-
Doty is negotiating with several
different airlines to try and fill the
expected gap left when American
- a major carrier of flights from
New York substantially reduc-
es its flights to the Virgin Islands
in September, Kate Norfleet told
a dozen people who attended a
meeting of the St. John Chapter of
St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce last week.
"American is a huge player
here," Norfleet, the chamber's St.
John representative, said at the
June 17 meeting at St. Ursula's
Multipurpose Center. "Tourism
is trying to see how to fill in the
holes. It's a difficult situation but
they're jumping right on it."
While airline carriers tradition-
ally cut down on flights to the ter-
ritory during the summer months,
American has no plans to re-insti-
tute runs, Norfleet added.
Squeeze on Fares and Seats
Reduced flights combined with
dramatically spiking airfares could
spell serious trouble for the territo-
ry's tourism this summer and even
into next high season, Norfleet ex-
plained.
"There is a squeeze on the fares
and now there will be a squeeze on
the number of seats too," said Nor-


"There is a squeeze
on the fares and
now there will be a
squeeze on the num-
ber of seats too. That
is a killer. It's going to
be a very, very tough
season."
Kate Norfleet,
St. John Representative,
STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce


fleet. "That is a killer. It's going to
be a very, very tough season."
Tourism officials are in talks
with several airlines, including
Delta, Jet Blue and Continental, to
make up the difference in reduced
American Airlines flights, accord-
ing to Norfleet.
While the current security cam-
eras in Cruz Bay continue to func-
tion properly, officials remain open
to suggestions for additional loca-
tions for new cameras, according
to Norfleet.
"The cameras are more effec-
tive in deterring crime than as an
apprehension tool," she said. "But
cameras are no good to anyone if
they're not watched."
Greeters Coming
Ferry boat and cruise ship pas-
sengers disembarking in Love City
can expect to be met by a smiling
greeter next season, tourism com-
mittee member Debbie Hime ex-
plained.
Department of Tourism officials
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launched a hospitality program on
St. Thomas recently and residents
are eager to see the program ex-
tended to Love City.
"The people at the airport are
so upbeat," said chamber member
Maggie Day. "It's a really great
program. It's nice to have local
people who know the area instead
of people who just got here and are
pretending to give out information
when they are really trying to sell
time shares."
Department of Tourism officials
are hoping to install three part time
greeters between the ferry dock
and the Cruz Bay Creek by the
fall, Hime added.
Residents continue to support
the push for a new ambulance boat
to replace the dilapidated Star of
Life, chamber member Cid Ham-
ling told the group.
The next business after hours
will most likely be in August or
October and chamber members are
still deciding on a location.
Next Meeting July 15
Norfleet attends monthly St.
Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce meetings on St. Thom-
as, where she has Governor John
deJongh's ear. The St. John cham-
ber representative urged members
to contact her with any concerns
the government should hear about
at katendesign@mac.com.
The next St. John Chapter of
the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce meeting is set for
Tuesday evening, July 15, at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's Multipurpose
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Jordan Clendinen, far left, wrote the winning
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St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2008 13


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Terry Lamb


essay at GBS and Akiah Conliffe, center at
left, and Nyree Doway, right, did well also.


Conliffe and Clendinen Win SJCCC

Contest on Child Abuse Awareness


By Terri Lamb
St. John Tradewinds
The sixth grade classes from both the Julius E.
Sprauve School and Guy Benjamin School partici-
pated in a Child Abuse Awareness Writing Contest
organized by the St. John Community Crisis Center.
These passionate young members of our island
community are all winners.
It is disturbing that these young, tender hearts have
an awareness of such tragic circumstances, but with
the help of their dedicated teachers Ms. Canton,
Ms. Cameron, and Ms. Judkins these students
were able to express their concerns in a variety of
ways.
The students wrote compassionate appeals for as-
sisting children and families to heal from such dire
circumstances. The children truly believe they are
our future and that we, as a community, are their
guardians.
They expect us to come together and rectify these


societal problems.
Through partnerships with families and the greater
community, we can work towards achieving this goal.
We need ongoing volunteer and financial support.
We are proud to announce Grand Prize award win-
ners Jordan Clendinen from GBS and Akiah Conliffe
from JESS who received "green" laptops through
Christine Barbich of Caribbean Villas.
We would also like to thank Little Switzerland,
Caravan Gallery, Baked in the Sun, The Inn at Tama-
rind Court, Chelsea Drug Store, Friends of the VI
National Park Store, Pastory Gardens, Big Belly
Deli, Flotsam and Jetsam and Maho Bay Camps for
their ongoing support.
With their help we were able to award special
gifts to our honorable mention Shemaera Fahie from
JESS, and our first-runner-ups, Kierra Krigger from
GBS and Nyree Doway from JESS.
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The Virgin Islands American Legion District was awarded a tro-
phy recognizing 100 percent membership renewal for 2007 at a
recent department convention in Puerto Rico.
All 600 members of the five American Legion posts throughout
the territory three on St. Croix, one on St. Thomas and one on
St. John renewed their membership for this year.
The Viggo E. Sewer American Legion Post 131 based on St.
John was also singled out for all of its members renewing before
the end of the year. Post 102 on St. Croix was awarded the distinc-
tion as well.
The island's American Legion membership almost doubled this
year. The post started the year with 31 members and now have 56,
explained Post 131 Commander Jerry Runyon, who attended the
department convention.
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An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens

What Is Festival?


St. John Tradewinds
As the years have progressed,
my thoughts on what should be a
festive time of the year have been
on a crazy roller coaster ride.
I say this because every year I
often find myself asking "what is
festival?"
Should I consider festival the
time of year to dress up, party,
have fun, relive culture, jive, let
loose, fill up on grub and see old
friends and family?
Or should I consider it a time of
fighting, confusion, controversy,
drunkenness a time filled with
strictly business minded people
rather than people out to give fes-
tivity goers a good time?
These are two drastic points of
views, but they both go to show
how much this yearly occasion is
changing.
As a young child I always
thought that festival was an amaz-
ing event. From the village to the
parade, food fair, jouvert, queen
show, boat races and the rest, it
was all a big spectacle to me. But
as I have gotten older this event
has seemed to lose the flair it once
had.
From what once was a cultural


affair, it has changed to an event
in which culture happens to be the
last thing it contains.
Every year there is confusion
with the competitions, fighting in
the village, there are money issues,
gossip and other things that our
festival just should not contain.
Even for the parade I have to ask
myself what is the meaning and
cultural relativity behind half of
the costumes? The culture seems
to be filtering away, but not as fast
as the uproars about the competi-
tions seem to be flowing in.
The competitions are becoming a
major turn-off each and every year.
From St. John Princess to Miss St.
John, there is always some chaos.
Sweat, tears, and a whole lot of
time is put into these shows and
still, at the end the people cannot
come to a decent understanding.
Instead of being happy for the
contestants for their hard work and
performance, we fight, bicker and
stir up issues that should be left
alone. Why can't we all just get
along?
Even though festival sometimes
lacks in the cultural department, it
surely makes it up with the fun and
amusement it brings every year.


When else can adults, teens and
the younger youths all party as one
and have a great time and all the
island's local and cultural dishes
come out and drive all your senses
wild?
When else can you dance in the
roads you typically drive in and
wear clothing that even on Hal-
loween is considered outrageous?
When else can you party seven
nights straight and not be judged
by this?
Festival is the time of the year to
release all that stress gained from
school, work and home and chan-
nel it into something positive. It
is a time to relax, experience and
enjoy.
Even with its ups and downs, its
ironies and its tiring mishaps I still
love my festival. The colors, the
costumes, the memories, the night
life, the food, the jokes and every-
thing else adds to why I will never
give up on my festival.
We still need to revive more of
our culture in this event and I wish
for better outcomes for the pag-
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By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
Hurricane season and the hot
weather has again arrived. The
time is good to review our pet's
"summer needs" so that we can be
responsible pet owners.
Can you imagine what it must
be like for a dog or cat to endure
this hot weather, when both the
humidity and the temperature are
so much higher? Picture yourself
having to wear a fur coat in this
heat!
Sure, they are naturally equipped
with a kind of internal panting/
air conditioning system, however
they have sweat glands only on
their paws so they are unable to
sweat everywhere like us humans
to stay cool.
Every effort must be made to
ensure that your pet has access to
areas at home that are cool.
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If your pet is kept outdoors,
make sure he has a shaded place
and plenty of fresh water to drink.
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the sun without protection or am-
ple water is against the law. It is
neglecting your responsibilities as
a pet owner.
If you like to run or do vigor-
ous exercise with your dog, do so
at cooler times of the day, early
morning or evening. If you exer-
cise during the hotter times of day,
your dog will have much more dif-
ficulty cooling himself and could
overheat quickly. He will often
try to keep going to keep up with
you.
You may not realize until his
condition is severe that he has
been seriously overheating. Both
heatstroke and heat exhaustion can
result in brain damage, heart fail-
ure or even death in a short period
of time.
Short muzzled and thick-coated
breeds and mixes are particularly
vulnerable, although any breed
may be at risk. Always bring cool
water along when walking, run-
ning or hiking with your dog dur-
ing hot weather.
When you exercise your dog
in the summer, stop and let him
drink frequently. Make sure he is
not overweight and is well condi-
tioned for this activity before the
hotter days of summer.
You might even soak your dog
with water before you exercise
with him so he can stay cooler.
This is especially important for
long-haired or heavy-coated dogs.
Dogs with very short hair have less
difficulty cooling off.


To cool off an overheated dog,
offer him plenty of water, then wet
the dog's body and paws with cool
water and fan him.
A dog's normal internal body
temperature is between 100.5 de-
grees and 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
If the dog experiences heatstroke
or heat exhaustion, he should re-
ceive veterinary attention as soon
as possible.
Parked Cars Are Dangerous
Leaving your dog in a parked
car in the summer even with
the window left a few inches open
- can cause heatstroke within
minutes. Leaving your dog in a car
parked in the shade does not as-
sure that your dog will not become
seriously overheated.
Shaded cars may still get very
hot due to the greenhouse effect,
and the sun may also move enough
to change shaded areas into sunny
ones.
Never keep your pet in a car in
direct sun on a summer day. Even
with the windows slightly open,
the temperature inside a car can
soar to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or
more within minutes. These condi-
tions can kill a pet within 10 min-
utes or less.
Also, keep your dog at home
for the July 4 fireworks show. The
noise and crowd are simply too
much for your pet.
Hurricane Preparedness
for Pets
Make sure to put ID tags on your
pets and maintain current photos.
Have your traveling crate ready to
use in case of an emergency.
Put together an emergency box
for your pet with everything you
might need in the event of a hur-
ricane like extra water; canned and
dry food and medications for at
least a week; a leash and toys.
Your pets are a part of your fam-
ily. Remember Hurricane Katrina?
Take your animals with you if
you can they will be a com-
fort.
Pets that are released or left be-
hind tied-up often become victims
of starvation, predators, contami-
nated food or water, accidents, or
exposure to the elements. Please
treat your animals as you would
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


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How dare he!
I had a rather dubious experience on the evening of
June 13 as I testified at a Constitutional hearing on St.
John. The Committee on Citizenship, Virgin Islands
Rights, Environment Culture and History met to hear
from the citizens of St. John on the issues in which
that committee had jurisdiction over, issues which are
directly related to St. John residents.
At first, all seemed fine as myself and two other
testifiers made opening statements. The Chairman of
the Committee, Kendal Peterson, then allowed each
committee member to ask questions of the testifiers.
That's where the hearing went sour.
The subject, rather than the environment which
I was hoping to discuss, focused on native rights. I
was hoping to be asked pertinent questions about my
opening statement. Instead the "questioning" some-
how became a statesmanship demonstration.
Each delegate, in turn, gave their own personal
views on why native rights should be in the Constitu-
tion. A lot of history was given. From slave begin-
nings to the transfer of the Virgin Islands from Den-
mark to the United States, to modem day realities, the
delegates gave their opinions.
At no point were the testifiers asked any questions
nor were they queried about their views; the reason,
of course, for the hearing.
I had felt by attending and testifying at this hearing,
I would be able to get my ideas presented as a con-
cerned citizen. Perhaps my logic could help persuade
the delegates about my point of view on the subjects
at hand.
After all, isn't that why they held the hearing? Not
so! Nine delegates spoke and except for two, all had
already made up their minds about the fact that na-
tive rights language would, in fact, be included in the
Constitution.
Adelbert Bryan spoke last. He reminded me that I
had no right to give any opinion at all about what the
Constitution should contain. He admonished me for
even being present at the hearing and that my opin-
ions were utterly useless! He described my testimony
as being worthless and what right did I have to con-
tribute to the process.
I sat amazed at the tirade but I was not completely
surprised as I have seen Mr. Bryan in action before.
The finger pointing I could take, the belittling refer-
ences to my obvious complexion and national origin
were not an issue.
Bryan went on to explain that his regard for the
American system meant little to him and even an-
nounced that when he passed away, he would ask his
family not to place an American flag on his coffin!
That's went I had had enough. I stood, turned my


back on the delegation and faced the audience. The
Chairman asked me to turn and face the Committee.
At first I refused but I could not leave that place with-
out letting them know what a sham the entire process
was.
How dare Adelbert Bryan indicate that he had no
respect for our Flag! As a Vietnam veteran I was furi-
ous! The very flag that I fought for and continue to
fight for as a veteran in the American Legion was be-
ing trampled!
The very nation that allowed the Constitutional
process and hearings to exist was literally spit upon
by Mr. Bryan's remarks! To say the least, I was dis-
gusted, dismayed and outraged!
I turned, addressed the chair and told him I was
there to testify and not to be talked down to; that I was
there to give my opinions and not to hear the pre-or-
dained opinions of the delegates. I was there to make
my opinions known and I was denied that right.
During the hearing, a member of the delegation
used a personal privilege and asked the delegation to
stick to the issues as time was a factor, and after the
chair noted that they should, the tirade continued.
I have worked hard to research the issues before
us. I have attempted, as a citizen, to address the real
issues, the political issues which we all complain so
loudly about issues that could affect our economy
and our future.
I have testified many times before this convention
and sincerely felt that I was making at least some
progress. After tonight's hearing, I have no faith that
this Constitution will pass. It is very clear to me that
there are elements within the delegation who are in-
tentionally attempting to make this fifth try at a Con-
stitution a failure. And, it's working.
The Constitution is about laws. It is about provid-
ing a basis under which future laws will be written
and perhaps existing law may be scrutinized. Instead,
it has become an issue of native rights in almost every
hearing.
Language concerning the appropriate wording
and content of almost every major issue, save native
rights, has become secondary or has become an issue
of native rights.
Clear and concise language regarding education,
taxation, legislative and executive branch functions
and a host of more important issues are virtually ig-
nored in favor of making sure that native rights issues
are addressed.
Because of this, the Constitution is doomed to cer-
tain failure in my opinion.
I would suggest to all who are thinking about vot-
ing on this Constitution to consider voting in the neg-
ative if native rights language is included the way it
Continued from Page 24


Correction
The article entitled "SJCCC Offering New Safety Net to Help Families" in the June 9-15, 2008 edition of
St. John Tradewinds listed an incorrect phone number. To reach Joyce Parker, the St. John Community Crisis
Center's program coordinator for emergency assistance with food, rent or utilities, the number is 693-7233.


Editor's Note: St. John Tradewinds' Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department's
Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an unofficial record of calls to the Cruz Bay station, reports
and arrests on St. John.


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Inconvenient Truth: Environmentalists
Are Responsible for Energy Crisis


Editor,
Our energy crisis was develop-
ing during the past 20 years. The
environmental movement which
started with excellent goals to help
to clean the water and air changed
unfortunately these noble, popular
goals to fight against energy ac-
tually any energy.
First, they stopped off-shore oil
drilling because of possible pollu-
tion of beaches and disturbing the
polar bears and caribous.
Secondly, they stopped construc-
tion of nuclear plants, the safest
and one of the cleanest sources of
energy. No nuclear plant has been
built in the past 20 years. Coal use,
which is admittedly dirty, was lim-


ited. Hydroelectric plants were not
built because of possible distur-
bance of some species of fish.
Since energies are essentially in-
terchangeable (with losses) all this
made us dependable on the oil pro-
ducers and led to $4.50 gas prices
and a sharp increase in the cost of
electricity.
The environmentalists recom-
mended solar and wind energy.
Unfortunately these sources re-
quire too much collecting space
and are available only with inter-
ruptions and therefore need costly
construction of energy storage.
There are some possibilities of
energy savings like solar water
heaters; more rain water collection


instead of wasting energy for re-
verse osmosis production of drink-
ing water from sea water; more
public transportation and less air-
conditioning.
The basic need of energy, how-
ever, must be uncoupled from oil.
McCain's recent proposal to build
an additional 45 nuclear reactors is
the best way to go.
Environmentalists brought us
into the current energy mess. So
far, I do not know any environ-
mentalist who traded his car for a
horse or bicycle and stopped us-
ing airplane transport in favor of
energy-saving sailing.
Z. Hruza
St. John


Pat Dinisio Left Too Soon


Editor,
I've yet to meet anyone on St.
John not shocked by Pat Dinisio's
untimely death on June 5. Thou-
sands of visitors to St. John have
been guided down the Reef Bay
Trail by Pat in her role as a VI Na-
tional Park Interpretive Ranger.
She loved to share her love of
the Park and the history of St. John
with everyone especially the chil-
dren of St. John. Pat was one of the
St. John school children's favorite
readers at the Elaine I. Sprauve Li-


brary, Thursday Story Hour.
During my three years as Presi-
dent of the St. John Historical
Society and numerous years as a
Board Member of the VI Audubon
Society, I benefited from her en-
thusiasm for educating children as
well as adults.
Pat was instrumental in setting
up joint programs with the Histori-
cal Society, the VI. National Park,
and Audubon Society to bring the
school children into the park.
These educational programs are


now an integral part of the park's
interpretive program. She also was
the park's representative to the
Historical Society and one of its
major boosters. Her creative pho-
tography formed a permanent re-
cord for the Park and the Society.
She will be terribly missed. Her
smile is now a memory but her
enthusiasm has been passed on to
everyone she met. She left us too
soon, but think how life would be
if we had not known her.
Chuck Pishko


Parental Care?


Editor,
Most coral reef fish that you
observe at your favorite snorkel
spot don't know their parents or
their children. One mistake many
people make is assuming that
other animals reproduce and have
a life cycle like ours.
It turns out that the number
one rule of animal reproduction
is that there are no rules. A lot of
our favorite fish spawn into the
open water.
A good example is the red band
parrotfish. The male and female
swim a fast upward spiral through
the water side by side. As they do
this, they release sperm and eggs.
A fertilized egg becomes a free
floating larva at the mercy of the
current. A lucky one percent or
so of these larva transform into
juvenile fish, most likely a long
way from where their parents
spawned.


The red band parrotfish is on
its own from the very beginning.
There is absolutely no parental
care. The juvenile settles on a
coral reef and becomes part of the
neighborhood.
There is a social order that is
quite different from the one that
humans are used to. First of all,
the juvenile fish is a female. All
parrotfish are born female with
the ability to change into a male.
The male red band parrotfish
does not protect or provide any
support for his females. The new
young female is left to feed her-
self and protect herself from nu-
merous predatory fish.
Her day begins at sunrise and
she spends almost all her time
grazing on algal turf which grows
around the coral. She must also
go through the spawning routine
with the male every afternoon.
The male spawns with all of the


females in his territory every
day.
With time, the female grows
larger and eventually she may end
up being the biggest female in her
home area. This means she'll be
next in line to be the male. This
sex change and life change pro-
cess is referred to as "sequential
hermaphroditism."
It is a one-way irreversible
process. The change is socially
controlled rather than being just a
matter of age and size. If a female
decides to change too early, she
will be killed by the male.
This was the abbreviated life
cycle of a red band parrotfish,
one of the many reef fish who live
their lives without ever knowing
their parents or children. This is
all available for you to watch free
of charge at your favorite snorkel
spot.
Captain Grumpy


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


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MaLinda Nelson
malinda@tradewinds.vi

NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
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STAFF WRITER
Andrea Milam
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2008
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: 38
Under Investigation: 38
Solved: 0

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Under Investigation: 31
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Stephens dress as Dorothy, left, Caraballo was ready for the bull fighting ring, center,
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Princess Show Wows Large Crowd


Continued from Page 2
S The St. Thomas Majorettes, decked out in 1950s-
inspired outfits, kept the crowd entertained perform-
ing two lively numbers to popular songs from the
movie Grease.
For the sportswear segment of the night, Caraballo
was a difficult act to follow in a sparkling bull fighter
costume and satin red bolero jacket with gold bro-
cade. Twirling a bright red cape, Caraballo was ready
for the bull fighting ring.
Dancing Queen
In a bright pink shorts and short-sleeved jacket
combo, Henry danced and skated across the stage to
Abba's "Dancing Queen" wearing sneakers with hid-
den wheels.
Decked out in argyle socks, tan knickers and a lime
jj and dark green vest, Stephens paid homage to world
rs renowned golfer Tiger Woods.
Caraballo brought the crowd back to the Stone Age
as she embodied Wilma Flintstone for the storybook
character segment of the evening. Replete with a long
red wig, Caraballo boogied down to several popular
songs from Festivals past, much to the delight of the
crowd.
The action was under the sea during Henry's story-
book character segment when she dressed up as Ariel
from the Disney movie "The Little Mermaid."
- Henry popped out of a sparkling shell in front of
a brightly colored backdrop and strolled around the
stage in a long silver skirt to several hit songs from
the popular movie.
The Yellow Brick Road
With sparkling red shoes it wasn't difficult to
guess Stephens was Dorothy from "The Wizard of
- Oz." Stephens showed impressive talent as she sang
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and played a tune
on the steel pan. She also danced and sang along to
"Ease On Down the Road."
Following a mesmerizing performance by the Uni-
ty Dancers it was time for the young girls to put on
Their finest outfits of the night for the evening wear
segment.
Caraballo was stunning in a teal blue tiered floor
length gown with a fitted bodice and spaghetti straps.
Escorted by her father Benito in a white tuxedo, Cara-
ballo was a picture of elegance in her frothy ensem-


2007-08 Princess Shadiya Boynes waves
to the crowd.

ble.
Henry was decked out in white from head to toe
in a satin gown with a sweetheart neckline covered
in sparkling crystals. With white gloves and glittering
accents in her hair, Henry was a beautiful sight as she
strolled around the stage accompanied by her father
Allison Henry.
Pretty In Pink
Stephens was pretty in pink in her bouganvilla-
inspired gown with a full skirt and fitted bodice. Es-
corted by her cousin Lester Hendricks, Stephens was
simply radiant.
Each of the girls responded calmly and intelligent-
ly during the question and answer segment, which
wrapped up the show.
Although Stephens was announced the winner that
evening, controversy arose and it would be days be-
fore the dispute was resolved (see related story).
Miss Photogenic Alli-Yah Henry
Miss Congeniality Ja'Leah Stephens
Miss Cooperative Stephanie Caraballo
Best Storybook Character Ja'Leah Stephens
Best Evening Wear Ja'Leah Stephens
Miss Intellect Alli-Yah Henry


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LEGAL NOTICE
In re Trans Union Corp. Privacy Litigation, Case No. 00-CV-4729, MDL Docket No. 1350,
U.S. Dist. Ct., N. Dist. Illinois, Eastern Division, Judge RobertW. Gettleman

If you had a credit card, loan or

credit account, you could get benefits

from a class action settlement.

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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald


After all was said and done Stephens kept her crown.



Stephens Retains Princess Crown


Continued from Page 2
a fair and impartial judgement is
made in all our competitions,"
Doway continued. "I hope every-
one has a great festival and please
don't let this dissuade anyone
from having their children partici-
pate next year."
While Festival Organization
members were looking into the
claim of impropriety last week,
Stephens' mother was discussing
the issue on a popular local radio
show. That action did not sit well
with Pageant Committee members
who requested in writing that Sha-
tik Stephens not attend any future
Festival activities this year.
Mother of Princess Banned
"Shatik Stephens made pub-
lic allegations against two of the
Festival and Cultural Organiza-
tions' Pageant Committee mem-
bers regarding their credibility,"
Doway wrote in a letter to Com-
mittee Chairperson Leona Smith.
"As chairperson of the Pageant
Committee, I propose that for the
remainder of the Pageant Com-
mittee events, including all the
appearances to be made with con-
testants, WTJX, practices and the
Miss St. John Selection pageant,
that Ms. Stephens be banned from
involvement within the commit-


tee."
For her part, Shatik Stephens
is not all happy about the banish-
ment and thinks the Festival Orga-
nization needs restructuring.
"If it were not for the mental
well being of Ja'Leah, I would tell
them to keep their crown," said
Shatik Stephens. "But because it
would devastate my child, I won't
do that. Ja'Leah worked really
hard for this and she deservers
that crown."
Changes Are Needed
"The committee must be re-
structured because they don't do
things the right way," Shatik Ste-
phens said.
Pageant Committee members
should admit their mistake, ac-
cording to Shatik Stephens.
"They need to publicly apolo-
gize to my daughter and myself
and the other contestants as well
because everyone is suffering
from this," Shatik Stephens said.
"They haven't admitted they
made a mistake. They need to take
responsibility for their actions in-
stead of trying to cover it up."
Although not pleased with the
events surrounding the St. John
Princess show, Shatik Stephens
hoped the Miss St. John Selection
Show would run smoothly.


A settlement worth at least $75 million has been reached
with Trans Union LLC and Acxiom Corporation ("Defen-
dants") in a class action lawsuit that claims the Defendants
violated state laws and the Fair Credit Reporting Act
("FCRA") when they sold lists containing personal and
financial consumer information to third parties for market-
ing purposes. The settlement does not mean the Defendants
violated any laws or did anything wrong. The Defendants
deny any claims of wrongdoing in this case.
The United States District Court for the Northern
District of Illinois will have a hearing to decide whether
to give final approval to the settlement, so that benefits can
be issued. Those included in the class action, together
called a "Class," may object to the settlement or ask to
speak at the hearing. Eligible Class members may also
sign up for credit monitoring or other benefits from the
settlement. For more information, including a detailed
notice, go to www.ListClassAction.com or call, toll-free,
1-866-416-3470.
WHO'S INCLUDED?
The Court decided that the Class includes all consumers
who had an open credit account or an openline of credit from
a credit grantor (including, for instance automobile loans,
bank credit cards, department store credit cards, other retail
store credit cards, finance company loans, mortgage loans,
and student loans) located in the United States anytime from
January 1, 1987 to May 28, 2008.
WHAT DOES THE SETTLEMENT PROVIDE?
The settlement will: (1) establish a $75 million Settle-
ment Fund; (2) give Class members the option of selecting
six or nine months of credit monitoring services; (3) donate
$150,000 to non-profit organizations; (4) pay for settle-
ments or judgments for damage claims related to lawsuits
brought individually by Class members against the Defen-
dants; (5) pay class counsels' attorneys' fees and their
expenses; (6) pay the costs of notice and administering the
settlement; and (7) distribute any money remaining (after
deducting the costs for everything listed above) in the
Settlement Fund to Class members who register for a
payment or to non-profit organizations.
The six months of credit monitoring services (which
retails for $59.75) include: (1) the ability to lock your credit
report so third parties, such as lenders or other companies,
will not be able to access your credit report without your
consent (unless allowed by law); (2) unlimited daily access
to your Trans Union credit report and credit score; and (3)
credit monitoring with a 24-hour email credit notification
service. The nine months of enhanced credit monitoring
services (which retails for $115.50) includes all the services
listed above, plus a suite of insurance scores and a mortgage
simulator service. If you get the enhanced credit monitoring
you will not be able to get a payment from the settlement or


start an individual lawsuit. More details on all of the
settlement benefits are available in the Settlement Agree-
ment which can be obtained at www.ListClassAction.com
or by calling, toll-free, 1-866-416-3470.
How DO YOU ASK FOR BENEFITS?
To receive credit monitoring from the settlement you
must go to www.ListClassAction.com and register by Sep-
tember 24, 2008. If you register, you will have six months
after the Court grants final approval to the settlement and all
appeals are resolved to activate your credit monitoring
benefit. You may also register at the website or by mail until
September 24, 2008, to receive a possible cash payment.
YOUR OTHER RIGHTS.
Whether or not you seek any benefits being offered as
part of this settlement, all Class members will not be able to
participate in a class action or join multiple plaintiffs in a
single action. You may object to the settlement by August
22,2008. The detailed notice explains how to object. Your
options forbenefits providedby the settlement are as follow:
* File an individual lawsuit against Defendant(s) for
claims related to target marketing and prescreening:
You can also sign up for six months of credit monitoring.
* Sign up for six months of credit monitoring services:
You can also register to receive a possible cash payment in
the event of a cash distribution or file an individual lawsuit
against the Defendants.
* Sign up for nine months of enhanced credit monitor-
ing services: You will not receive any further benefits,
including a cash payment, and you will not be able to file an
individual lawsuit against the Defendants.
* Registerto receive apossible cash payment: You can
also sign up for six months of credit monitoring; however if
you receive a cash payment, you cannot file an individual
lawsuit against the Defendants.
* Do Nothing: You won't get any benefits. You will
keep your right to sue the Defendants individually (see
the detailed notice and Settlement Agreement for more
information).
The Court will hold ahearing in this case on September
10, 2008, at Courtroom 1703, Everett McKinley Dirksen
Building, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60604, to con-
sider whether to approve the settlement, and set a date to
consider a request by Class Counsel for attorneys' fees of up
to 25% of the Settlement Fund, and reimbursement of costs
and expenses. Class Counsel will also request a payment of
up to $3,750 for each of the Class Representatives who
helped the lawyers on behalf of the whole Class. Class
members may ask to appear and speak at the hearing at their
own cost, but they don't have to. For more information, call,
toll-free, 1-866-416-3470 or go to the website shown below.


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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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


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Community Calendar


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


June 27 and July 17
Informational public forums led by St. John residents Paul
Devine and Ronnie Jones are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the
Julius E. Sprauve School on June 27 and July 17. The forums are
intended to gather public input and to provide updates on what is
happening with the Fifth Constitutional Convention. All input will
be sent to Constitutional Convention delegates.
June 24 to July 17
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces
that boating registration will take place on St. John every Tuesday
and Thursday from Tuesday, June 24, to Thursday, July 17, at the
DPNR Office (next to Julius E. Sprauve School's Industrial Arts
classroom) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
June 24 to August 22
The Friends of the Elaine I Sprauve Library and the Community
Foundation of the Virgin Islands are pleased to sponsor the "Free
To Read" summer reading program. From June 24 through August
22 readers are asked to register at the Elaine I. Sparuve Library and
receive a reading log.
Friday, June 27
Festival Mix, Winston Wells ball field, 9 p.m.
Saturday, June 28
Hurricane Hole registration has been rescheduled for Saturday,
June 28.
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
A celebration of the life of Bill Morris is Saturday, June 28, from
11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Hawksnest Beach Pavilions 1 and 2.
Saturday, June 28
Festival Village opens, Cruz Bay parking lot, 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 3
Cultural Day in Frank Powell Park at 1 p.m.
Friday, July 4
J'Ouvert is scheduled for 4 a.m.; Festival Parade will start near
the V.I. National Park Visitors Center at 11 a.m.; the Fireworks
display will be in Cruz Bay harbor and show is to start promptly
at 9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15
The next St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce meeting is set for Tuesday evening, July 15, at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's Multipurpose Center.



AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic
only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open
meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at
Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral
Bay.

Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.


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St. John Police Report


Friday, June 13 resident c/r that his property got resident p/r that someone stole his
10:35 a.m. A visitor p/r his destroyed. Destruction of prop- dinghy engine. Grand larceny.
rental vehicle was struck by a gar- erty. No time given Badge #1099
bage truck on the Boyson barge. 2:45 p.m. A citizen r/ some- p/ at Jurgen Command with one
Auto accident. one stole her bag from Joe's Rum Theodore Bartlette under citizen
12:12 p.m. AHansen Bay res- Hut. Grand larceny. arrest. 31J-08
ident p/r that someone unknown Monday, June 16 No time given Badge #1099
tried to steal his boat. Destruction 8:50 a.m. Aresident of George p/ at Jurgen Command with one
of property. Simmonds Terrace p/requesting Annuel Fleury under arrest. De-
6:50 p.m. An employee of police assistance with her two laying and obstructing.
Wharfside Village c/r being as- sons. 3:55 p.m. St. Thomas resi-
saulted. Aggravated assault and Tuesday, June 17 dent p/r that another St. Thomas
battery. 11:50 p.m. A St. Thomas resi- resident threatened to shoot him
Saturday, June 14 dent p/r that someone stole money in the area of Palm Plaza. Distur-
12:14 a.m. A citizen c/r loud from her purse. Grand larceny. bance of the peace, threats.
music in the Estate Enighed area 4:05 p.m. A citizen p/r that Thursday, June 19
behind Santo's Laundry. Police someone stole her wallet. Lost 7:00 a.m. A visitor from New
assistance. wallet. York p/r that he was robbed of his
12:30 p.m. An Estate Rendez- 5:00 p.m. An Estate Con- money. Grand larceny.
vous resident p/r being harassed cordia resident p/r that someone 11:30 a.m. A Cruz Bay apart-
by another male. Disturbance of broke into his apartment. Bur- ment resident p/r that someone
the peace. glary in the third. stole her wallet. Petit larceny.
5:20 p.m. A Sunset Ridge 8:40 p.m. A citizen p/r that 1:20 p.m. An Estate Hard
resident c/r a burglary. Burglary someone stole his boat from the Labor resident p/r that a male
in the third. area of Chocolate Hole Bay. Un- attempted to run her minor son
Sunday, June 15 authorized use of a vessel, down with his vehicle. First de-
12:57 a.m. A citizen c/r suspi- Wednesday, June 18 gree assault.
cious activity in the area of Lit- 11:15 a.m. An Estate Pastory Friday, June 20
tle Cinnamon Bay, North Shore resident p/r that he was assaulted 12:41 p.m. ADT c/r an alarm
Road. by another male. Simple assault. sounding at St. John Watersports.
11:20 a.m. An Estate Bethany 12:40 p.m. An Estate Carolina Activated alarm.


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Business Directory


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

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

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

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

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

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

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








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Watersports Jobs!

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

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


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."


Furnished, Long-Term,
1Bd/lBath, Chocolate
Hole East, Waterfront.
$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-
ered porches, A/C, W/D,
annual lease. $1595/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


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);
done 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


Long term one bedroom,
one bath above Westin,
furnished, available now.
$1400 including electric.
Call 340-344-1125


Great 1 Br, Fish Bay apt.
available July 2. A/C'd
bedroom, good water
view, WAPA not included,
$1300/mo, 1 year lease.
227-5334 or 693-9040




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




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


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


1987 Toyota pickup,
4x4, runs great, inspect-
ed, $2500. Call Mike
513-7200


2003 TOYOTA
TACOMA
4x4 Ext Cab, new tires
and brakes, fully loaded,
50,500 miles, $14,000
or best offer must sell by
6/30. 776-1179


SELLING?
BUYING?
RENTING?
SEEKING?


maArkeplace
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

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



RELIABLE MOBILE
AUTO REPAIR Professional
and experienced. Brakes,
CV Joints, Suspensions,
Shocks, Alternators, Timing
Belts, General Engine,
Repair, Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
Call 998-3909


C MMONS


Brand New Office/Retail
Space Available
Excellent Location
right next to Westin!
Join Gourmet Market,
Spa, Offices, & more
Only 2 spaces remain:
726 ft. / 837 ft.
Ample Parking, Generator,
Summer 2008 Turnover.
Call 473-9670 /
GreenleafHolding@aol.com




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
caretaker position. We
want to maintain your
property, great incoming
guests, clean, maintenance,
pool, landscape and
on call 340-690-6985.
leave message.


NEXT DEADLINE:
THURSDAY,
JUNE 19, 2006


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


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John McCann LS Asoc.-2.




I FEATURED LISTINGS


AWESUMI* VACAIJUN rWO LUTH V.L>U+- Strts Cache K hlUPUIU MY i IqFUUUU
rental home wI equal 2BR, in PrivaeLCr liay istal4U. One This villa won't lasi al this
2A e suilt. I.arge kitchen lot haslts I SSft cr aad/lieuaI pri c, RC. een rEcnmvrion
bcacllfronl. The adjacent lot inrllurde scoicmi t litIrhfrt.
and great room leads to a bacf adjacent at include p rn kith
hias dcededl bctch pithi, I'hese stainless custom cabinclE,
wall of Uglas.C Cov ered priVate seluded parcels alWs graimie, skrone sinks. nImnaing
patio & huge water views enjoy se of Associationbeach deck, pool and huge water
co Caribbean. $1,175,000. cotiges. Now just 1g99.000. views. Now Only $1.295.D00.
HOMES
UPON R CONTRACT UNDER CONSTRUCTION PANORAMIC views wver
4BR, 4BA with psnoramic RendLd ouf RBay froem thi
o St. Thomas & Thatch greai Ca41ribbCternM flr. ,liR.
Cay. Pool, hot Lub, game SRA Witl, huge &Lde aiid
rc1om, we bjar S1,799.,0. pool area. 1I.060,000.
TWO HOMES nearing completion, A 2br. 2hn and ] br, I ba coilit g. litIgc views, Juls $995,O0o,.
LOWER PETER BAY 4br. 4,5ba. pool and just mtps a.way 'rom while sandy bnhll. 16,OV 0,0OV.
NBAR TOWN A mewly constructed villa with two seFrat 2BR/2BA units & pool. T.999,999.
CONDOMINIUMS
Dv"oLopcr Unil3 GRANDE BAY luxury SUPERIOR LOCATION
JUIT RBDUCED bheanhfrroni devel, Walk lo and rental income from
imn from then (2)2h, 2ba LIis 211R. 20A pemlnhou c
Llunile starting at $789,000. urit witlh runrect wAitr
And. (2) 1br 2ba wnlI. views. Pool. Easy walk to
SltarLiks at $s1,100,000-. klwn ..... ONLY 995.VDO.
CRANDE BAY Assigrninl o C.ouila lrls" s-lnr'Ttg S39.VO. Penthouse unil tor SSflOI.
WHY RENT Sun5el Ridge 2 new I br, I ba units w, huge water views. $279,000 & $299.000-
SIRENUSA I.uxury condEo de vel. ii nearly complete. 2. 3 & 4RR avail. & hbegi atL $ ,10,000l.
A STEAL This 2br, 1 .Shn hmn it all. SSns.e1 wiler vie ws.. common ppol. A munIt ie. 5419,QO.
LAND

bordering Nalional Park w) rateel in peaceful Fis l
270 R, vt wtuer [rronlet & Bay. The perfect building
Bay. Enjoy views & sounds vacation vill wl/ easy"
clIhe sur S2.,75.D0o. beach access. 192S,000O
NEW LISTING Priccd To Sellh Motivaled Ownorl Csrulinoa .2 +- aC Orcet view. $2V9,999.
lB ACRES & 29 ub-dividLd IltLS above Rerdci'icu with imot reads pavcd. Coll xs %r dotar I.
DEVE.LOPMRNT OPPOBTUNITYV cepietd pl ai & pcrmiti rc r 15 u.i it etd1 prcj... $2,750,1000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lon wilh Lncump n41 b noprillh vre viTews...., 2.S500,00.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! th1e highesl point on M41mey Pcak, Amaning 3J& views. $1.599,OIO.
BORDEAUX 3.3+.-ac.knil l topi wipanranlic vietw exce lleCt devel]apmnit pIot~tLil.1 1,299,)99 .
WATERFRONT A RARE OPPORTUNITY ii PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAL AT......... S950,DO0.
FREEMANS GROUND L.atrgi uhd-ividable 1.73+/- at. ItL with g rat walIr v is..... 44%,999.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island views from Joes and Sandy Cay to Lcduk ............-429,000.
REDUCBD oversized lot in Coral Bay near proposed marina project.............. IUST $310,000.
WHAT A DEAL Ch rcla I l ulIe lot wiLlh actLiv plans & pertritsi in place-................... -224,000.
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prealigicus Choclite Holer A STEAL AT JUST.......... 195,000.
EMMAUS A great IcL ttl a grcil price with hugc C(.rail liay hIrbor views ....... Now ju1 S 17i5,0O.
TIMESHARES COMMERCIAL
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMPst wees avail- |LOCATION, LOCATION Marny options vss
able. Prices range from 111,300 to 51 25,000. lor this ReLil ShOpping Cniter. 52,250,Q000-


NEXT AD DEADLINE: Thursday, June 26th


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Adelbert Bryan: How Dare He!


Continued from Page 16
is written now.
I am not against nativity language, quite
the contrary. I am for specific language in
the preamble, I am for an historical refer-
ence in the preface to the Constitution, but I
am against any language which would give
any segment of the society greater rights and
privileges than any other segment.
The delegates claim that the language
is nothing more than recognition of native
sons and daughters. What it will do is give
citizenship rights to persons who never have
or quite possibly never will step foot on
these islands.
Why then must it become the law of the
land? Is it possible that future legislation
may cite the Constitutional definition and
perhaps exclude a segment of our society?
Could it be that any law made regarding
citizenship just might take away rights of
people who may have lived here for many
years but do not qualify as a citizen? The
proposed nativity language would do just
that!
We have come too far in the Virgin Islands
to fall back now with revisionist views. We
all know the history of slavery and the ter-
rible effects it had on so many people.
We know that the sale of the Virgin Is-
lands to the U.S. over ninety years ago may
have some lasting effects on the current
population good or bad. We know that many
native Virgin Islanders have identity issues
that they are trying to deal with even now,
over 150 years since slavery was abolished.
Do we need to move forward or do we
continue to dwell on that sordid past? Will
Constitutional native rights language be
the cure-all that natives want? Nativity lan-
guage would allow a certain level of satis-
faction to some of the population but would
disenfranchise a majority of the non-native
population.
Native rights language, according to the


statements made at tonight's Constitutional
hearing is an attempt to point out the historic
disparities of the people who can trace their
roots back to the days of slavery.
It is an attempt to point out historical facts
in modem legal language and find a way to
somehow correct the sins of slavery. It is an
attempt to get some level of satisfaction for
past ills.
Does it belong in a Constitution? Does it
change anything? Will it allow our govern-
ment to function better? What will be the
short and long term benefits of nativity lan-
guage?
To allow language in our Constitution that
provides a special privilege to a certain class
of people is tantamount to providing repara-
tions language.
Reparations should be discussed, but
should it be contained in the basis of our
laws? If the majority of the voters in the
Virgin Islands feel that reparations are the
primary issue of this Constitution then, by
all means, vote for it.
When you do, remember that a major por-
tion of our diverse population will be ex-
cluded from the benefits of such language.
That is not what writing a Constitution was
intended to do.
For me, I cannot support a document
which overtly discriminates, even under
the guise of legitimate historical concerns.
I cannot support a document which is weak
on the important questions of the day, name-
ly government operations.
I cannot support a Constitution which ig-
nores sweeping legislative change and dis-
regards basic rights for every citizen.
In my anger with the night's proceedings,
and as I screamed my disapproval at the
chair and at the process in general, at the end
of my own childish tirade, I still considered
saying: "Good Luck!"
Paul Devine
St John


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St. John Tradewinds, June 23-29, 2008 25


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.


(4) 77-66

Bci Bui
l-^Crnz Bay


"Adeste" A beautiful new vacation
rental home with great views to East
End, Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay &
Bordeaux Mtn. Tradewind breezes
and spectacular sunrises enhance
this beautifully built mission style
home. Features include extensive
covered decks on all levels, 3
private bedrooms with marble tile
baths, lower level access to a fully equipped owner/caretaker/fourth
bedroom apartment, & a large pool with an inviting deck. $1.995M
ri "Amorita" Beautiful, all masonry
home in upscale Chocolate Hole
North has large pool deck with spa
and faces southeast to catch the
tradewind breezes. Water views of
Hart Bay and the South Shore and
just minutes from Cruz Bay and a
short walk to the Westin Resort.
Features include mahogany trim, hand painted bathroom sinks, stone
arches and vaulted cypress ceilings, screened gallery, arched
courtyard entrance, fruit trees, and deeded access to two beaches.
Some seller financing possible. REDUCED TO $1,100,000


| "Choco Cruz" is a fabulous and
successful vacation rental home
located on Maria Bluff, offering
Pillsbury sound. Set on a prime lot over Pi
with generous deck areas and large town o0
THINKING ABOUT SELLING pool. Two bedrooms and full bath starting
located off the pool area make this
CALL US FOR A FREE home ideal for families with small children. This large lot has room for "Maho
additional guest bedrooms or Master suite. $2,595,000 consist
ESTIMATE OF THE MARKE- Islands
"Harbor View" New 3 bedroom, 3 East an
VALUE OF YOUR PROPER bathroom villa under construction & cays. I


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


FEATURED CONDOS-

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


COMMERCIAL/DEVELOPMENT -
"Bethany Pool Villas" Condo development for sale -
Great project for first time developer on St. John. Most of the
hard work has been done. Plans for Spacious 4-bedroom
condos in small, 5 unit complex. Each unit will have 2200 sq.
ft., an individual pool, lots of verandas and fantastic views
llsbury Sound to St. Thomas and south to St. Croix. Five minutes to
n paved roads. One unit is already under contract. Remaining units
at$2.3M. Buy the entire project now for Just $1.499M
Bay" Rare opportunity to own 13.8 acres with over 850 feet of shoreline
ing mostly of white sandy beach, located within the confines of the Virgin
National Park on St. John's pristine north shore. Francis Bay at the
id Maho Bay at the West. Views of the Atlantic, Caribbean and offshore
deal for resort use, residential development or private compound. $32M


AND MUCH MORE .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through
Islandia Real Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and
price on the island of St. John. Feel free to visit our website at www.
islandiarealestate.com or call and speak with one of our full-time,
professional agents at: (340) 776-6666. We will be happy to help you find
the perfect property to fulfill your needs and dreams.


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LAHIUtN t'Y 11- iSt A bed and breaKTast is a quaint ariDbbean home with west indian
gingerbread architecture and island style furnishings. Live in the spacious newly renovated owners
apartment while renting the 3 income producing a/c units. There is room for expansion to a
maximum of 12 units as per the R-4 zoning. Outstanding rental history and just a short walk to
Cruz Bay Town as well as Frank and Turner Bays. $1,800,000.
HOMES


UPPER CAROLINA! Expansive Coral Bay
harbor and beyond views. Live in the comfortable
well built lower apartment while adding second
unit above and/or completing the planned 3000 sq.
ft. 4 bedroom/ 4 bath pool villa in this ideal
vacation villa location. Expired plans available. .5
acre $425,000
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage
tucked in at the end of the road for added privacy.
Walking distance to Coral Bay. Currently
configured as two separate rental units. Solar
water heater, bedrooms wired for AC, organic
garden, washer/dryer. Room to add. Approved
buildings plans available for additional home.
$749,000
REDUCED $100K! Bordering greenbelt, this
tastfeully crafted Fish Bay home features beautiful
stone and hardwood accents, vaulted ceilings &
large living/dining area & 3rd bdroom on lower
level along with a lower level apt. Water views of
Fish Bay Private location. $550,000.


ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of
beautiful Hart Bay. Walk to Hart Bay or Chocolate
Hole Beach. Newly remodeled offering 4 bdrms
with ensuite baths and elegant furnishings sited on
.51 acre. Spacious kitchen with granite
countertops, stainless steel appliances that opens
to living room and pool deck. Multi-level floor plan
offers privacy REDUCED TO $1,700,000.
SELLERS ARE MOTIVATED.
ENIGHED JUST REDUCED TO $639.000 Lots of
opportunity for this nearly flat town lot overlooking
Turner Bay and zoned R-4. Currently configured as
two units for a total of four bedrooms and two
baths. Out buildings allow for ample storage and/or
additional living space. Motivated seller. Masonry
home with lots of potential!
MERRYHAVEN is a 3 bdrm, 3 bath Bordeaux
home featuring tile floors, cozy furniture, hardwood
doors, spacious closets, and private outdoor
galleries. Enjoy expansive views over the lush
Carolina Valley to Virgin Gorda. $1,100,000


MongooseJunction
340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWNCoral Bay
340-774-7962
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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 r. k ,
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.


06 9 fx s. x .o t. Seohn, S


LOCATION. LOCATION! -
Dramatic cliffside setting, on cov-
eted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to
sunset views, three bedroom / two
bath stone and concrete home with
large wraparound veranda, traver-
tine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile
roof, large spa, full air conditioning,
large circular drive. $1,995,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS:
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/
2 bath home on a flat 3% acre site adjacent to National Park.
Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along
the secluded shoreline. Priced below appraised value at
$1,385,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate features tennis
court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 7 bedrooms 7.5 baths, on 1 acre.
Impressive rental history, awesome views, walkto Chocolate
Hole beach. $2,495,000.
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.
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 1/2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
UPPER CAROLINA -1 bd/1 bath cottage, with Certificate
of Occupancy, on lush 0.44 ac. lot. Reduced to $380,000.
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.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $285,000.
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. Reduced to $400,000.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $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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Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties

"L'AUTRE MONDE" Exquisitely PRIVATE 5 AC. BEACHFRONT
custom designed with 2 pools, (5x3) "LIME TREE BAY" 490'
luxurious -r shoreline
master&6 on Round
additional 8,400Bay. White
bdrms,usiv sand beach
p I u s plus private
soaring ove with
soaring ""- CATHERINEBERG'S "MANGO BAY" pocket "CONTENTMENT" Fabulous
extensive "ISLA VISTA" Exceptional 5 has amazing north shore views, b e a c h. custom 8,000 sq. ft. villa close
extensive wbedrm., 4 1/2 bath, private gated total privacy! 1+ lush acre (fruit trees CATHERINEBERG (5X5 Adjacent 4 to Cruz Bay, 6 bdrms, 6.5 baths,
stone work, exotic African villa with panoramic views. & exotic orchids), stone showers, "CINNAMON RIDGE" 1+ private acres also designer detail and furnishings
slate floors, custom mahogany Superior features throughout. fireplace, brick pool terrace, new acre, borders National Park; available. throughout!!! Spectacular views
cabinetry. Walk to beach & dinghy Richly landscaped. Pool & spa. 2 kitchen,4AIC BRs, gatedw/carport. stunning north shore views, pool $4,995,000. of Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas.
dock. $8,400,000. car garage. $7,000,000. Exquisite Charm! $5,950,000. & spa $5,250,000. $4,200,000.


Exclusively Listed Homes


BEACHFRONT (4X4) "HARBOUR VIEW" new 1
ac. estate on Great Cruz Bay harbor. Boat & swim at
Westin Resort. $3,700,000 Price reduced!
BORDEAUX MTN. (5x4) STUNNING VIEWS!
Charming, gated .5 ac. estate; spa, fireplace,
poolside kitchen, ultimate privacy. $3,450,000.
RENDEZVOUS BAY
(5x5) "VISTAERO"
breathtaking views,
huge pool & spa,
fabulous villa or
residence! $3,000,000
Price reduced!
WATERFRONT (3x3) "LA DOLCE VITA" with
boat mooring. 376 ft. shoreline. W-1 zoning allows
commercial uses $2,995,000.
" G R E A T
EXPECTATIONS"
(7x71/2) 1 ac., tennis, 2
homes, pools, spas, walk
to beaches. Impressive
rental. $2,495,000.
"POINCIANA" 1.24 acres beachfront on Hart
Bay. 3 bedroom beach house with spa, views and
breezes. $2,495,000.
CHOCOLATE
HOLE NORTH
(5x5) "SOLARIS"
Spectacular views of
5 bays. 60' lap pool,
courtyard, and great
amenities. $2,400,000.


"VILLA SIBELLA" Beautiful new 5 bedroom villa
in Virgin Grand Estates! Spacious rooms with
top of the line amenities. Views, pool, privacy!
$2,200,000.
"VILLA FAR NIENTE", New construction in
prestigious Point Rendezvous. 3BR/3BA pool
villa has great views and artistic landscaping.
$2,100,000.
"SEACAY VILLA", pool villa has unobstructed,
panoramic ocean views and good short term rental
history. Short drive to Cruz Bay. $1,995,000.
UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath villa has
spectacular Coral Bay
views from this custom 3
level home. Main level
has spacious great room
and front porch. Interior
staircase goes to 2 master
suites& a lower level studio
suite below. $1,500,000.
"COCONUTS" 3X3
GIFFT HILL VILLA,
impressive views with
awesome sunsets and
St. Thomas lights.
Caribbean style.
$1,499,999.
NEW CONSTRUCTION CHOCOLATE HOLE
totally charming, 2x2 with private gated courtyard,
large pool, planters & columns, arched doors and
windows, island stone showers, a/c, hi tech kitchen,
etc. $1,495,000.


"WINDWARDSIDE
COTTAGES"; super
privacy highlights
these two charming
masonry cottages.
Hot tubs, bricked
courtyards and
wonderful decor make
this a very special
offering. $1,400,000.
UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR
3.5 BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate
entry, large room for addl. BR, excellent rental
potential. $1,390,000.
"SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4 bdrm,
masonry home in excellent condition with
large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole.
$1,300,000.
"SEABISCUIT"
(2x2) Caribbean
style, masonry,
panoramic
views, pool
& hot tub.
Immaculate,
above Coral
Harbour .
$1,150,000.
"SAGO COTTAGE", adorable Caribbean style
masonry cottage with wonderful down island
views and great rental history. $1,100,000.


"CASA NITA" 3 bed/3 bath St. Quacco villa
with spacious & light rooms, big views to BVI.
$1,050,000.
TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT
HILL Delightful 3 bedroom income producing
masonry home with pool and privacy. Beautiful
water views to St. Thomas! Extensive exotic
landscaping. TRADE or $890,000.
COLORFUL FISH BAY RETREAT! Immaculate 3
bedroom / 3 bath home, borders National Park,
views of Fish Bay & Ditleff Pt. $795,000.
3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Two 3 bdrms plus
studio. Near town, all masonry, A/C. $775,000.
INCREDIBLE FISH BAY VALUE! 4 bed/2 bath
home with huge panoramic views and quiet
location. $750,000.
"SANCTUARY GARDEN" Serene well-built home
with 2 units, lovely pool, gardens & expansive
decks in this quiet, private location. PRICE
REDUCED $725,000.
"CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" Two bedroom
family home plus separate studio rental
downstairs. View to Tortola. $415,000.

OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom
luxury home. Magnificent views and sunsets
from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/
waterfalls and spas, deeded home ownerships
from $79,000.


ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE
Great Cruz Bay, .78 acre, walk to Westin & amenities $525,000
Chocolate Hole, .50 acre, moderate slope downhill build w/dual bay views $399,000
Chocolate Hole, .56 acre, tropical breezes & great views to St. Croix $399,000
ESTATE PETER BAY
Rum Point, outstanding views, 0.75 acre parcel in Upper Peter Bay $3,200,000
Johnson's Reef, superb views, Upper Peter Bay parcel bordering Nat'l Park $2,950,000
Whistling Cay, striking water views from this .69 acre Upper Peter Bay lot $2,800,000
ESTATE FISH BAY
Tropical paradise with stone entry, flat .79 acre parcel, gated entrance, and cistern $438,000
Oversized lot has expansive views, cooling breezes and paved access. $389,000
CALABASH BOOM
Calabash Boom, great views, private, .4 acre adjacent to Sago Cottage $550,000
ESTATE MANDAHL
Flat land, walk to beach location, diverse development options $145,000
EAST END
Views across Round Bay to Coral Bay Harbor, .55 acre PRICE REDUCED $595,000
PRIVATEER BAY
Quiet East End's Privateer Bay, over-sized parcel, waterfall, panoramic views $625,000
Privateer Bay, views of Coral Bay, .44 acre $285,000

"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" W ENDLESS VIEWS ACROSS
boasts spectacular BVI views, THE W-AERS from t hes
quality paved roads, undergrnd.
utilities, stone wall & planters, Upper Peter Bay. This
common beach. Just 8 minutes gated community is in the
from Coral Bay. 12 parcels midst of Nat'l Park land,
priced from $450,000. beaches & deeded beach
I access.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Beautiful WATERFRONT parcels ranging from .5 -
1.36 acres in some of St. John's best areas! $635,000-$2,500,000.


"CLIFFVIEW ESTATES" IN FISH BAY
Seven parcels in new subdivision
offer exciting views and adjacent to
National Park. Underground utility
access and paved roads. From .5 -
.91 acre, $299,000- $795,000.
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated
community featuring underground "FREEMAN'S GROUND"
utilities, paved roads, & gorgeous STUNNING DOWN ISLAND
sweeping views. Five fabulous lots VIEWS and cooling breezes
ranging from $469,000 to $785,000. from this .76ac parcel with
"CANEEL HILL"- SELLER FINANCING upper & lower access.
is a very private residential $425,000.
community just minutes from Cruz
Bay with beautiful water views to St. Thomas. The gentle grade and
easy access make these 3 parcels very desirable, easily buildable
homesites. Total 1.78 acres for $700,000.
"ESTATE CONCORDIA PRESERVE"- Premier location,with extraordinary
water views, some border National Park -some are waterfront! From .78
acre to 3 acres. 7 parcels priced from $550,000.
AFFORDABLE VIEW LOTS IN CORAL BAY ranging from .340 .51
acres just $177,500 $495,000.


Condos e Timeshares

"VILLA LEE ANNA" Cozy 2 bedroom condo with
water views. Easy walk to Cruz Bay and low condo
fees. $325,000.
EXCEPTIONAL PASTORY- 1 bedrm condo, great views,
close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turn key. $529,000.
"RAINBOW'S END" Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrms,
poolside, close to town. Priced to Sell! $625,000.
BEACHFRONT "GRANDE BAY" RESORT Condo
under construction, overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor.
Walk to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm $799,000.
"GALLOWS POINT" 3 OCEAN FRONT units
(2-upper & 1-lower) ea. w/ deck/patio, walk to town
$1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000.

INDULGE YOURSELF WITH RESORT LIVING
IN THE COMFORTS OF YOUR OWN PRIVATE
CONDOMINIUM. Own a week, a month or more
and enjoy all the Westin amenities! Inventory avail
in many unit sizes year round. Great trade & rental
options. Timeshares start at $11,000.


Development Opportunity

l "GALLOWS SEAVIEW"
(2x2) .58 ac. R-4 & W-1
zoning allows multifamily
dwellings & commercial
uses. Spectacular views.
Walk to beach & town.
$3,200,000.


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