Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: June 30, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly[1998-]
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June 30-July 6, 2008
Copyright 2008 S J HN

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

PSC Grants $1.10 per Ticket Fuel Surcharge for Ferries, Cuts Runs
Temporary Changes Until Full Rate Decision in January 2009 Page 4

Calabash Boom
Town Homes
Set for June 30
Page 5
.. Demand Holds
Island Resorts,
Rentals Steady
Page 9
St John Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald
0 ~I t's Festival Time! Chef Aaron
a Children and the young-at-heart enjoyed the opening of the 2008 Willis Returns
Festival Village and Children's Village on Saturday evening, June 28.
Stories and photos on pages 2 and 3. to His St. John
Cooking Roots
Page 13
Caneel Bay Resort
Honors Its Own
at Service Awards
Page 6
Jarvis Crowned
Miss Westin 2008
Page 11
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2 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2008

Children's Village

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald
Children's Village opened to the delight
of hundreds of youngsters on Saturday
evening, June 28. This drug-and-alco-
hol-free area features car racing, darts,
the iron man, a basketball throw, moon
walk jumping, face painting and much
more, including treats such as popcorn
and snow cones.


Thursday, July 3:
Cultural Day
Frank Powell Park. 1 p.m.

Friday, July 4:
J'Ouvert, 4 a.m.
Parade, 11 a.m.
Fireworks display, 9 p.m.

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Express Band
Jam Tymes

Daddy Jones and Crew
Red Hot Flames

Pan in Motion
Wrecktion Band
Cool Session Brass

St. Thomas All Stars,
JDPP Jammerz
Shurwayne Winchester and Traffik,
Burning Flames

Ah We Band
Taxik and Claudette Peters

Beach Jam
featuring Jam Tymes
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Ervin Dorsett and Tristan Ewald

A large and energetic crowd enjoyed music and food in
Festival Village, inlcuding entertainment by St. John Pan
Dragons, Wrection Band and Cool Sessions Brass.

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I Festival Princess Ja'Leah Stephens gets help cutting the ribbon to officially open the
Irene Scatliffe Village from Gov. John P. deJongh, Miss St. John Razzilee Oquendo, vil-
lage honoree Irene Scatliffe (behind Oquendo), village chairperson Jane Johannes and
food and craft fair honoree Yolonda Morton on Saturday, June 28.

. Scatliffe Village Opens with Excitement

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
After the requisite speeches by St. John Festival of-
ficials, honorees and dignitaries, the 2008 festival was
officially opened with a ceremonial ribbon cutting -
although the partying had already begun.
The paint was still drying on some of the booths
surrounding the stage in the U.S. Customs parking
lot, but residents and visitors were waiting in line for
their favorite local dishes and drinks.
Village honoree Ms. Irene Scatliffe, Food and Craft

Fair honoree Yolonda Morton, Miss St. John Razzi-
lee Oquendo and Princess Ja'Leah Stephens received
accolades and gifts before Gov. deJongh regaled the
crowd with his festival enthusiasm and encouraged
residents and visitors to enjoy the festivities.
The crowd warmed up to the intense steel pan in-
terludes by the Love City Pan Dragons and by the
time the ribbon cutting ceremony was completed they
quickly let loose to the sounds of Wrection Band, fol-
lowed by St. John favorite Cool Sessions Brass and
Jam Tyme.

Children's Village Still Favorite with Both Young and Old

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Festival Children's Village is
still a place that brings together folks of all ages
and backgrounds. It offers a fun atmosphere
where happy memories seem to be made with
each passing year. The 2008 Children's Village
is no exception.
Tim Jackson has been a Children's Village
volunteer for the last 18 years.
"I was walking along one day and saw Mary
Ellis unloading a truck," said Jackson. "I asked
her, 'do you need any help?'"
Jackson has been helping out with the Chil-
dren's Village every year since.
Basket Ball Is Crowd Pleaser
New Jersey teen, Logan Sheaf, said his fa-
vorite activity was "fishing." Sheaf, was at the
village with his friend, Jonathan Ferriera, of
California. Ferriera said he likes the basketball
game the best. The two island visitors are re-
peat St. John Festival Children's Village par-

Andrea Joseph, who brought her son, Patrick
Hendrickson, to the village, said, "I've been
coming here as long as I can remember, my dad
had a food van at carnival each year."
Joseph said her son likes the basketball activ-
ity the best. Yet another lover of the basketball
activity is Hasani Liburd.
"It's always been my favorite," said the teen,
who just returned to St. John from attending a
year of school in the states. Michelle Collins,
who brought her eight year old son Ezius, said
his favorite is also the basket ball activity.
Governor Drag Races
Miss St. John 2008 Razzilee Lamara Oquen-
do arrived at the village wearing her towering
crown, and as usual, her beautiful smile.
"This is always a fantastic event because it
gets the whole community involved," said the
newly-crowned queen.
Oquendo's favorite Children's Village activ-
ity is "the iron man!"
Governor deJongh had apparently heard
about how much fun the Children's Village is

every year. He showed up and immediately
took Connie Joseph's grandson Ross Ortiz by
the hand, and headed for the race track game.
The Governor was clearly in his element, be-
having a little like Tom Cruise's manager, Rob-
ert Duvall, in the favorite race movie, "Days of
The excited, brown eyed, little boy, hung in-
tently on the Governor's every word concern-
ing how to position his little car to go the full
length of the race track! They were both having
a great time.
Reliving Childhood Memories
"I enjoyed the games as a child, each year
on St. Thomas, as a boy," said the Governor.
He said his favorite was always "a game that
involved darts and basketball."
The territory chief also gave the St. John
Children's Village high marks.
"The community spirit between Rotary and
the St. John Community Foundation is a won-
derful thing to see, and this is the result," said
Gov. deJongh.

Business Directory .............22
Community Calendar .........21
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ....................27
Crossword Puzzler .............20
Ferry Schedules .................20
Horoscope ........................ 21
Letters ....................... .........17
Local Harvest ..................... 14
P olice Log ......................... 2 1
Real Estate ..................24-27
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................8

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PSC Grants $1.10 per Ticket Fuel

Surcharge for Ferries, Curtails Runs

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Public Services Com-
mission granted the two St. Thom-
as-St. John ferry operators half the
relief the companies sought from
soaring fuel costs and declining
off-season ridership, raising ticket
prices $1.10 and temporarily elim-
inating a handful of unprofitable
runs between Cruz Bay and Red
Hook and Cruz Bay and Charlotte
The fuel surcharge will take ef-
fect as of July 6 and remain in ef-
fect until a rate investigation of the
ferry service is completed in Janu-
ary 2009. The schedule changes
will remain in effect until No-
vember 1. The baggage fee on the
Charlotte Amalie-Cruz Bay ferry
will increase to $2.50.
The PSC allowed the ferry com-
panies to reduce the Charlotte
Amalie-Cruz Bay service to two
runs each way on weekdays and
one trip each way on weekend
days until November 1. The ferry
operators will also suspend two
evening runs between Red Hook
and Cruz Bay
Ferry Fare Facts and Figures
Representatives of Varlack Ven-
tures and Transportation Services
of St. John brought facts, figures
and alternatives to the PSC to
back up their emergency request
for schedule changes and a fuel
surcharge on passenger tickets for
relief from the pressures of fuel
The ferry companies are losing
$3,591 each day, Transportation
Services comptroller Charlene
Buchanan-Turbull told the com-
mission and staff at the Thursday,
June 26, meeting at the PSC Bar-
bel Plaza office on St. Thomas.
"In order to break even we need
a $4 surcharge," Buchanan-Turn-
bull added. "We are millions of
dollars in debt."
Rate Review Complete
by January 2009
The PSC in early June delayed
the ferry companies' fuel surcharge
and schedule change request while
a full rate review was conducted
of the St. Thomas-St. John ferry
PSC legal counsel Tanisha Bai-
ley-Roka outlined the schedule for
the rate review for the ferry opera-
tors, which she projected would
result in a January 2009 examiners
While some PSC members had

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File


The following schedule
changes were approved
by the PSC to be in effect
until November 1:

Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie
- weekdays, 7:15 a.m. and 3:45
Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay
- weekdays, 9 a.m. and 5:30
Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie
- weekends, 11;15 a.m.
Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay
- weekends, 1 p.m.
Cruz Bay to Red Hook 5:30
a.m., 6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m.
and every hour on the hour until
midnight except 8 p.m and 10 p.m.
Red Hook to Cruz Bay 6
a.m. to 11 p.m., every hour on the
hour except 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

complained the ferry companies
were not providing the necessary
financial information for the rate
review or a PSC decision on the
surcharge request, one member
acknowledged the impact of rising
fuel prices could not be ignored.
"I just wondered how long you
were going to be able to keep your
head above water," PSC member
M. Thomas Jackson of St. Croix
told the ferry operators. "It makes
no sense to be running empty
Crunching Financial
When it came down to crunch-
ing the financial information the
ferry companies provided to back
up their emergency fuel surcharge
and schedule change requests, the
ferry operators had answers.
PSC member and former VI.
Senator Donald "Ducks" Cole
asked the ferry operators how re-
ducing downtown runs would af-
fect fuel consumption.
"If you cut out the downtown, if
you're losing $4,000 per day, you

might be losing $1,000," Coles
Cutting downtown runs would
save the companies about $1,300
per day in fuel, according to Trans-
portation Services' comptroller
Buchanan-Turbull. The ferry
operators are hoping the rate hear-
ings will result in a new rate which
will allow the companies a small
profit and provide for the purchase
of new equipment, she added.
"There has to be a coming to-
gether where we have a formula
that works," the ferry company
representative said.
"Catching Up From Behind"
"We're catching up from be-
hind, now," Buchanan-Turnbull
said. "We've dug ourselves a hole
A $2 fuel surcharge would gen-
erate $649,000 between July and
December, according to the ferry
company representative.
"That still leaves a shortfall of
$686,679, $1,800 per day," Buch-
anan-Turnbull added.
After the Transportation Servic-
es accountant explained how the
government subsidies of the ferry
companies have been late or insuf-
ficient, Cole defended the PSC's
"Public transportation needs to
be heavily subsidized so the fare
to passengers would be low," Cole
said. "You're asking the PSC to
subsidize you."
After about two hours of tes-
timony, Coles made the motions
for the surcharge and schedule
The fuel surcharge of $1.10 was
reached through a formula by PSC
consultant Richard Moore which
considered the percentage of rev-
enues that go towards fuel, the
number of riders and the average
ticket prices, according to Coles.

St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2008 5

This Year's

By Barbara Winch
St. John Tradewinds
Mocko jumbies and dancers
and music, oh my! Costumes and
floats and revelry, oh my! And at
the head of it all is Holiday Homes
of St. John co-owner Miles Stair,
this year's parade marshal for St.
John Festival 2008.
Originally from Virginia, Stair
has called St. John his home for
more than 35 years. Like many
people who relocate to St. John,
this year's parade marshal came
here on vacation, fell in love with
the island, and decided to make it
his permanent residence.
In 1972 Stair began working at
Caneel Bay Resort where he met
his soon-to-be wife, Susan, whom
he married in 1976.
After working at the Equator
at the Sugar Mill Restaurant and
eventually progressing to the re-
sort's food and beverage manager,
in 1985 Stair decided to go in a
different direction and entered the
real estate business.
Stair was no stranger to real es-
tate. His father owned a real estate
company, and both his parents
were licensed Realtors in Vir-
ginia while he was growing up.
He went to work with Peter
Griffith at Holiday Homes of St.
John, and in 1992 he bought the
company and was joined by Chris-
tie O'Neal as a partner in 2001.
It is the realtor's love of St. John
that has kept him in the business
for more than 25 years.
"I am attracted by the thought
of sharing St. John with people
and finding something here that
works for them," Stair said. "I like
helping people sell their property
This year's parade marshal has
been involved in St. John Festival
for many years. He has worked at
the Children's Village since it first
began in the late 1980s.
"Working at the Children's Vil-
lage is a real source of enjoyment,"
said Stair. "The Carnival Village
and Food Fair are great times to
get out and see people. The music
is amazing and the energy of the
parade is incredible."
Leona Smith, St. John Festival
Chairperson, reported that the pa-
rade marshal is chosen from the
"We select someone who is in-
volved in the community, some-
one who gives back to the com-
munity," said Smith. "So he was
our choice this year.
Stair is excited about being this

Festival Parade Marshal Is Miles Stair

year's Parade Marshal. "St. John has so much to offer," family who owns a business on St.
"I feel it is an honor to have he said. "There is a great collec- John. His wife, Susan, owns two
1 .. . .1 T .

been chosen as the parade mar-
shal, and I am looking forward to
leading the parade," he said. "Who
wouldn't want to lead a parade?"
When asked what he loves about
St John and what keeps him here,
Stair replied without hesitation.

tion ot people who live here. The
V.I. National Park gives us a won-
derful asset with the wide open
spaces it provides."
"Then there is the business as-
pect as well," Stair continued.
Stair is not the only one in his

shops in Mongoose Junction, and
three at the Westin Resort and Vil-
Be sure to give the parade mar-
shal a wave and a smile as he pass-
es by during this year's St. John
Festival parade on Friday, July 4.

Miles Stair

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Photos by Tom Boyd Carib Photography

Nikolay Hotze with Ras Nashamba I, his daughter Mrijah Crabbe,
and Maggie Metor, above. Oriel Smith, at right, was surprised.

Caneel Bay Honors Its Own at Annual Service Awards Celebration

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Between the many weddings at Caneel Bay Resort these
days, hotel officials found time to throw a party of their
own on Saturday evening, June 21, at Turtle Bay Point,
when the resort honored long-time employees and recog-
nized special staff members at the Annual Service Awards
The hotel's superintendent of grounds Oriel Smith was
presented with the Cornelius Matthias Award of Excellence
for his dedication to the resort and the community, explained
Celine Joseph, Caneel's director of human resources.
"The award is based on service to both internal and ex-
ternal guests," said Joseph. "We look for people who are
well-rounded in terms of hospitality and their involvement
in the community. It was very easy this year to pick Oriel
Smith because he does so much."
Smith is on the Animal Care Center's board of directors,
a member of St. John Singers and a member of the V.I.
Audubon Society where he is an integral part of the group's
annual plant sale.
Oriel Smith: Animal Whisperer
"Whenever Oriel's services are needed, he donates his
time and expertise," Joseph said. "He donates plants on be-

half of Caneel Bay and will even oversee the planting. He
did the landscaping around the safe house Lucy's Place and
helps out at the schools too."
The 10-year Caneel employee also has a way with ani-
mals, Joseph added.
"We refer to him as the animal whisperer," she said. "If
you have a difficult pet, Oriel can tame that pet for you."
The superintendent of grounds always finds time for the
resort's guests, explained Nikolay Hotze, Caneel's manag-
ing director.
"Oriel goes absolutely beyond any expectations," said
Hotze. "His involvement in the community is phenomenal.
He's on property whenever he needs to do a tour for guests
and he'll explain what trees and plants are there."
"He cares for our donkeys and his knowledge of animals
and plants in extraordinary," Hotze continued. "He is a
good manager and a good mentor to some of our younger
managers. All of that put together plus all that he does in
the community made him a perfect candidate for the Cor-
nelius Matthias Award of Excellence."
Excellence in the Gift Shop
Caneel's gift shop manager Maggie Metor was honored
as the manager of the year for exemplifying what that role
should be, according to Joseph.

"She's been doing a fantastic job," Joseph said. "The gift
shop is always in good shape and full of tasteful merchan-
dise. She's a great individual and a great manager."
Metor, who has been employed at the luxury resort for
more than 20 years, works tirelessly on behalf of Caneel
Bay, Hotze added.
"Maggie is an inspiration," said Hotze. "She is an advo-
cate for Caneel Bay and is always excited about what she
Ras Nashamba I Honored
Grounds keeper Ras Nashamba I, who has been at Caneel
for more than two decades, was recognized as the employee
of the year for his holistic approach to his work and his life,
explained Joseph.
"Nashamba always supports the schools," she said. "He
talks about healthy eating and the importance of organic
foods. He is there whenever he is needed."
Nashamba is a strong supporter of Caneel Bay, according
to Hotze.
"Ras Nashamba is someone who is committed to Caneel
Bay and works to make Caneel the number one resort in the
Caribbean," Hotze said. "He does a lot for the community,
here and on St. Thomas. He is a good person and is always
there to support us."

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St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2008 7

Ground Breaking for Town Homes at Calabash Boom Set for June 30

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After more than a year of legal wrangling
which kept the project stalled, construction
of Reliance Housing Foundation's afford-
able housing community at Calabash Boom
is progressing on schedule and officials are
celebrating with a ground breaking ceremo-
ny on Monday morning, June 30.
While construction of the apartments on
site is well underway, the ground breaking
ceremony is for the town homes portion of
the project.
Residents are expected to start moving in
to the apartments at Calabash Boom in Jan-
uary 2009, according to Reliance president
Robert Jackson.
"We'll finish the apartments by July 2009,
but we'll have our first people moving in by
January," said Jackson. "We're moving
right along. The apartments are well under
"We've started building six of the eight
buildings already," Jackson added.
Plans for the affordable housing commu-
nity consist of 48 for-rent apartment units in
eight buildings and 24 for-sale duplex town
homes on about eight acres of property along
Southshore Road across from Johnson Bay.
Part of the festivities on June 30 will take
place in the newly renovated community
building on site.
"The community building is completely
renovated now," Jackson said.
Construction of the town homes is ex-
pected to be complete by July 2009 as well,

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
Construction of the apartments at Calabash Boom is well underway, and
occupancy is expected to start as early as January 2009.

Jackson added.
Reliance will begin accepting applica-
tions for occupancy in the fall.
"We'll be putting a notice in the local me-
dia in another couple of months about occu-
pancy probably in September and Octo-
ber," said Jackson. "The notice will include
information about how to do the preliminary
application. It will be the same system as
Bellevue Village."
The road from permitting to construction
was a long one for Reliance. The Florida-
based housing company's plans were ham-

pered by a long legal battle with an ad-hoc
community group called Friends of Coral
Reliance first obtained a major Coastal
Zone Management permit for the Calabash
Boom project in December 2006. Friends of
Coral Bay first took their concerns about the
project to District Court in January 2007,
when Judge Curtis Gomez issued a tempo-
rary restraining order (TRO).
The TRO lapsed in February 2007 and the
St. John CZM Committee voted to okay a
modification to Reliance's original permit

"We'll be putting a notice
in the local media in anoth-
er couple of months about
occupancy probably in
September and October.
The notice will include in-
formation about how to do
the preliminary application.
It will be the same system
as Bellevue Village."
Robert Jackson, president
Reliance Housing Foundation

allowing the developer to use existing wells
for potable water instead of the originally
planned reverse osmosis facility.
After the CZM Committee's vote, Friends
of Coral Bay appealed their decision before
the Board of Land Use Appeals (BLUA).
In July 2007, BLUA heard the appeal and
upheld the St. John CZM Committee's rul-
ing. It would be several more months before
BLUA would issue their ruling in writing as
required and the Calabash Boom site sat idle
in the meantime.
It would take almost another eight months
before Reliance officials were given the
green light to proceed at the Calabash Boom
site, with the last hurdle being cleared in
spring 2008. Since then construction has
been steadily progressing.

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St. John Affordable Housing Development

Spurs Public Interest in Home Ownership

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
St. Johnians received some help
preparing for home ownership at
the V.I. Housing Finance Author-
ity (VIHFA) Housing Informa-
tion Fair on Tuesday, June 24, at
the Frank Powell Sr. Park in Cruz
With the theme "Don't wait!
Home ownership is great! Achieve
it in 2008!", VIHFA was "sharing
information on home ownership"
with St. Johnians as part of Na-
tional Housing Month, according
to Adrienne L. Williams, VIHFA
Chief Operating Officer.
"We educate the public on the
ins and outs, what is necessary,"
Williams explained. VIHFA's
Homebuyer Education Course
helps potential home buyers to
"prepare themselves to be ready to
The 72-unit housing develop-
ment in Calabash Boom being
built in a partnership between the
VIHFA and Reliance Housing
and the recent successful opening
of the Bellevue Village neighbor-
hood may have been partially re-
sponsible for the increased level of

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Linda Titre, left, reviews financial forms with the help of
V.I. Housing Finance Authority's special projects coordina-
tor Condon S. John during the VIHFA Housing information
Fair in Franklin Powell Park on Tuesday, June 24.

interest in VIHFA programs on St.
Numerous St. John residents
spent time with VIHFA officials
and staff discussing the financial
planning requirements of home
While work is progressing rap-
idly on the rental portion of the
Calabash Boom development,

the ground breaking for the proj-
ect's 24 units of town homes is
scheduled for Monday, June 30,
and construction is expected to be
complete in 18 months.
Potential buyers can, "within
that 18 months, come in, prequali-
fy and pay off debt," according to
VIHFA Executive Director Clif-
ford Graham.

Wha's Happ'nin"

by Sis Frank

Windstorm Warns Us of Hurricanes

St. John Tradewinds
This week's lightening and blackout should re-
mind us all of the storm season. Have you stocked
up on necessities? Do you have a plan of action?
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I always knew that Elmo Rabsatt was a frus-
trated stage performer! Can you imagine being
on stage with those wild women! Everyone had
a ball! That's what the Festival is all about! I look
back over the years when Miss Lilly Smith and
I decorated her storefront for the judges, gover-
nor and other "dignitaries." The parade was over
in twenty minutes, depending on late arrivals and
breakdowns. (For new-comers, Miss Lilly's store
became "Tage")
Musicians Leave for Shanghai
Steve Simon will need our man from China, Ed-
die Bruce, to do the translating when he checks out
his Blues Festival possibilities in the Far East. How
our world has changed! If we flew to Anguilla in
earlier days, it was a round-the-world adventure.
Now, it's Dubai, South Africa and the Antartica!
Miss Gwennie Moorehad Passes
The island has lost a very special lady "Aun-

tie" Gwennie had a marvelous sense of humor, a
generous heart and a strong desire to see that ev-
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these challenging times. Her devotion to God was
a strong influence in her life.
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ways remember her funny remarks as she walked
past me in church. My sincere sympathy to her
family and many friends.
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What a nice surprise to see Teddy Atorino on-
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at the Art School many years ago. An exceptional
guitarist, he now plays the piano with the same
skill. You many remember that he lived in Coral
Bay for a while he now owns a recording studio
in Brooklyn. Good luck to this fine musician!
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Returning Visitors Still "Want Their St. John" in Summertime

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Despite the looming economic situat
on the mainland including signific
increases to many travel related costs
the expected reduction of flights to the te
tory Love City hotels and villa mana
ment companies are enjoying a fairly b
On the whole, St. John accommodat
providers are doing pretty well. They
finding new, creative ways to assure tl
guest bookings, while also sticking v
what has worked in the past.
Guest bookings at Caneel Bay Res
for the month of June are down 10
cent, when compared to last year, explai
Caneel Bay Managing Director Nicko
"The recession in the United States is
main reason," Hotze said about the disi
While the number of weddings at the
sort has also declined this summer, Car
Bay is currently offering special pack
rates to lure additional guests.
"The result seems to be that there is n
a noticeable increase in last minute bo
ings," said Hotze.
"Most people who are regular visit
are going to find a way to get their
John time in," said Karin Schlesinger
VIVA! Vacations villa management.
People are booking with less lead tii










and "that is more of a trend now, than ever
before," Schlesinger said.
VIVA!Vacations now has an on-line blog
to facilitate and improve their patrons' ex-
"It helps us assure that the information we
share with the potential visitor in advance is
useful," said Schlesinger.
Suite St. John Villas/Condos president,
Richard Matheny, said that airline ticket in-
creases are having a major impact.
"Villa bookings are up, and condo book-
ings are down," said Matheny. "Condos
cost more, but villas are cheaper for several
families to book together."
Matheny is seeing third and fourth year
re-bookings among his customer base.
"The airlines are making it harder to
use the saved up miles which people have
earned," Matheny said.
Island Getaways has noticed an increase
in last minute bookings too, according to
owner Kathy McLaughlin.
"A family checked in today that has al-
ways gone to Hawaii each year," said
The first time Love City vacationers de-
cided to visit St. John this year because of
cost increases associated with their annual
trip to Hawaii, particularly the airline tick-
ets, explained McLaughlin.
Summer bookings for Carefree Getaways
are off to a good start, according to owner
Cindy Ward.

"The value of the dollar on St. John is in
our favor," said Ward.
Her experience with summer guests this
season has led Ward to the conclusion that,
"the cost of gasoline is making it difficult
for vacationers in the states to take those
long car trips, so instead they are getting on
a plane and coming to St. John."
The number of properties being rented
this year is about the same, or better, than
last year, explained Diane Janelle, with Ca-
ribbean Villas and Resorts.
"People are appreciating the value of
planning their vacations in groups," said
The island isn't safe from the effects of
the stateside economy, Janelle added.
"They are eventually going to be felt,
perhaps when the high season begins," she
St. John Inn owner Sara Close is keeping
busy accommodating guests who want to
attend the 2008 St. John Festival.
"I have been getting lots of carnival calls,
and we are already full," said Close.
The St. John Inn is supplementing its of-
ferings during the summer months by mak-
ing rooms available to renters until Novem-
ber. There are more renters this summer,
than in the past, Close explained.
"We cater to the budget minded traveler,
and many of them are staying close to home
this year," said the St. John Inn owner.
Travelers who are looking for a laid back

experience still flock to the Inn at Tamarind
Court, according to Georgette Evans, who
spoke on behalf of inn manager Stephanie
"People think we cater to back packers,
but that's not really true," said Evans. "We
book singles, newly married, international
travelers, as well as the family on a budget.
Also, people in all income brackets who
want to experience more of the local culture
stay with us."
"We feel we still offer accommodations
that are true to the soul of the island, not
much has changed here over the years," said
The Westin Resort and Villas is experienc-
ing the "same sort of slow down that many
others in the Caribbean are experiencing,
according to sales director Bill Thompson.
To compensate, the resort is offering nu-
merous, value add-on options for its poten-
tial customers.
The resort is seeing an increase in the
number of shorter term bookings and fami-
lies seem to be finding new ways to cut costs
in order to manage their vacation expenses,
explained Thompson.
"I saw five families using the pool re-
cently, and all five of them had coolers to
hold their children's snacks, juice boxes,
and that sort of thing," said Thompson. "We
used to never see a cooler being used here,
ever. Parents purchased those items from
our shops and restaurants."

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first served basis, is required. plications for this year's Fourth of July Parade until Monday, June
The cost for the combined course 30.
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ugs Tablecloths. Lamps. bedding ployees. For more information or tion, call 690-1725.
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Jarvis Crowned Miss Westin 2008

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The Miss St. John Selection show wasn't the only
pageant on Love City last week four female em-
ployees vied for the title of Miss Westin on Sunday
evening, June 22, at the Westin Resort and Villas.
More than 300 people enjoyed the show which fea-
tured Wandra Jarvis of PBX, Carena Carnelssen of
the front desk, Arelys Reyes Mercado of the resort's
refreshment center and Kenisha Wilkinson from the
Kid's Club competing in professional wear, swim
wear, evening wear and cultural wear segments.
After a difficult decision it was Wandra Jarvis, an
employee in the resort's back office handling guest
and outside phone calls, who was crowned Miss Wes-
"It was a close call but Wandra was the most con-
sistent in incorporating the Westin brand standards,"
said the resort's human resources manager Sabrina
King. "She really wowed the judges."
A major portion of the competition was including
the Westin's core values, explained King.
"The Westin brand was a major part of the show,"
she said. "Personal, instinctive and renewal are some
of the values. Our standards include, deliver and win
and surprise and delight."
A highlight of the exciting and well-attended show
was the international segment, King added.
"The Westin has a very diverse staff," she said. "We
have employees from Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Kitts
and all over the Caribbean. A large number of our
staff relocated to this area after Hurricane Katrina, so
we have a lot of people from New Orleans too."
While the competition is not new, the resort hasn't
hosted one in several years. Judging from the popular-
ity of this past show, however, it seems certain there
will be a Miss Westin every year now, explained

I-. .- -r 1
St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Westin Resort
Wandra Jarvis is crowned Miss Westin

"It was a crazy night," she said. "We had a huge
crowd. It was great."
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Carena Carnelssen 1st Runner Up, Miss Brand
Standard, Miss Cooperative
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Don't have time to wait in line at the post office or
the bank?
Let 11-year-old entrepreneur Daniel Smith take
care of all those errands for you.
Smith, who will enter the sixth grade at Antilles
School this fall, started his own errand business after
classes ended last month.
"I first got my scooter for Christmas and I thought
then that at the end of the year it would be pretty cool
if I could make some money going around town doing
errands for people," said Smith.
Either with his electric scooter which he charges
every night or on foot he's already training for
the next 8 Tuff Miles Smith can take care of any
Cruz Bay errand.
"I usually work Monday through Saturday," Smith
said. "I've been running errands for the post office, the
fire station, I drop stuff at Connections and the bank.
And I do gross receipts taxes at inspection lane."
Smith is available for errands after he finishes
sweeping the steps at the St. John Spice Company
building around 8 a.m., he explained.
"I have my electric scooter or sometimes I run,"
said the young businessman. "Sometimes running is a
little faster because I don't want to get caught speed-
ing on my scooter."
With his low prices, anyone can afford to have
Smith take care of their business.
"I try to keep my prices down," he said. "If I'm
going from Starfish to Mongoose, it will be about $5.
That's pretty much the maximum."
Smith is already enjoying the fruits of his labor, he
recently purchased a Wii with his earnings this sum-
"I wanted to make some money to buy things," he
said. "I saved up quite a bit of money for my Wii."
The multi-talented young man also designs bead-
ed art and his work is available for purchase at the
Friends of the V.I. National Park.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Daniel Smith is ready to run your errand.

"If you go to the Friends store, you can ask them for
Daniel Smith's stuff," said Smith. "I make lizards and
other things out of beads."
Not surprisingly, Smith wants to own his own busi-
ness when he grows up, following in the footsteps of
his mother, Donna, who owns Kilroy's Laundry and
Dry Cleaners. Smith's father Kevin also inspired the
summer errand job, he explained.
"My parents like it that I've been working this sum-
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St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2008 13

Aaron Willis Returns to St. John Cooking Roots at The Fish Trap

By Katie Tarta
St. John Tradewinds
Those who worried about the spate of res-
taurant closings on St. John this past season
can take heart, one of the favorites is back.
The Fish Trap opened its doors again on
June 3 with long-time St. John chef Aaron
Willis as the new owner.
Aaron and his wife of one year, Lisa -
their anniversary is on June 30 are put-
ting some "island flavor" in the food.
Aaron is running the kitchen, his play-
ground, while Lisa helps out in just about
every other capacity including manning the
Fish Trap Seafood Market.
The chef started working in the restaurant
business almost 30 years ago and admits
you have to be a little insane to do it.
"The restaurant business is challenging
and hard but I love to play with food," said
Willis, who grew up on St. John.
Given the success of Stone Terrace and
the mouth watering delicacies on The Fish
Trap menu one can't help but encourage
Aaron's bad habit!
Hospitality Industry Changes
Aaron and Lisa Willis are settling in this
summer but getting geared up for next sea-
son when they will inevitably be taking on
more staff although they are assessing
the state of the island's tourism.
"I think the hospitality industry is chang-
ing," said Willis. "Now that there are a lot
of villas and grocery stores, people eat in a
lot more. It is hard to tell, yet, but our demo-
graphic may be changing."
"Election years are always a little strange
in this business," the chef added.
Likely the industry will see an upward
swing come December and so will The Fish
Trap which already is adding St. Thomas
tourists to its regular clientele of locals and
"It helps having worked on St. Thomas at
Yacht Haven," Willis said. "My friends send

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Chef Aaron Willis is back as owner of The Fish Trap restaurant with
wife Lisa.

diners from St. Thomas too."
One of the most exciting changes to the
restaurant is its focus on summer style sal-
ads like butter poached lobster salad served
chilled over baby greens with a cilantro-
scallion vinaigrette available for $18 on the
"I like making my new salads, it's strange
for me because I used to be a sauce guy but I
have a lot more interest in salads now," said
Health Ingredients, Imagination
This may have something to do with the
increased product quality that he has ob-
served over the past 28 years in the business.
It certainly is in line with his food philoso-
phy of using healthy ingredients and adding
a heathy does of imagination.
While the Asian crab salad, batter fried
lobster brochette on a wakami salad with a

citrus soy dipping sauce and various gazpa-
chos have been added to the menu, classic
items like The Fish Trap chowder and wok
seared yellowfin tuna with soy glaze and
wasabi mayo on stir-fried vegetables and
steamed rice remain. Prices range from $8
to $18 for salads and soups.
"We have great food and we're back and
here to stay," Willis said.
Presently The Fish Trap has three bar-
tenders, a four-person wait staff and long
time hostess Debbie.
The bar is thriving and mojitos top the or-
ders, just ask Boo, Sean or Pauly to whip
one up for you, sit back and relax.
Open Through Summer
The Fish Trap will remain open through-
out most of the summer, operating Tuesday
through Sunday starting at 4 p.m.
Drinks and appetizers are always avail-

able and just speak to any taxi driver for an
opinion on the food.
Aaron and Lisa Willis hosted a group of
St. John taxi drivers last week inviting them
to sample some finger foods and beverages.
The conch fritters were a huge hit as
were the lobster wontons, both of which
are regularly available on the menu. All of
these items are also available during cock-
tail hours
Lisa Willis encourages the newly engaged
to consider the venue for their wedding, the
lounge or even the entire restaurant can be
reserved for an event. They can handle any
size event, and as Lisa said she'd go to any
length to make a party work.
For those who choose to have a small
gathering at home or in a rental villa, party
platters are available from the Fish Trap
Seafood Market.
Pick-up and Fish Market
Popular items like crab cakes, steamed
mussels and combination trays can be as-
sembled for pick-up with some advance
notice. The Fish Market is also carrying
clams, oysters, lobster tails, whole lobsters
and fresh local catches like wahoo, tuna and
mahi mahi all brought in daily.
The island has changed in the past few
years, but in the case of restaurants it is all
for the better. Dining options abound and
the creative mind of Aaron Willis thrives.
Continuing a successful career in fine
dining, Willis hopes to breathe a creative
flow into The Fish Trap's already tantaliz-
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Visit their Web site for up-to-date menus
at www.thefishtrap.com and stop in at The
Fish Trap Seafood Market, adjacent to the
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Traditional Toloma

By Eliza Magro
St. John Tradewinds
While walking through a food fair in the
Caribbean you may have seen a white pow-
dered substance bagged for sale called to-
Knowing what toloma is could very well
change your baking recipes, or please your
children with its warm, soothing consisten-
Toloma the traditional Caribbean name
for arrowroot is a white powder extracted
from the rhizome or underground stem of the
West Indian plant Marantha arundinacea.
It is very similar to corn starch in its white,
powder form, and is also used as a thickener
in sauces, pie fillings, glazes and puddings.
It is commonly prepared as a simple por-
ridge or baby food and as a hot, soothing,
sweetened, syrupy drink or cereal.
Toloma is prepared by putting a 1/4 oz or
a heaping teaspoon of arrowroot in a bowl,
adding one tablespoon of cold water and stir
until smooth.
Then add one cup of boiling water to the
mixture and stir constantly for five to seven
minutes. Sweeten and flavor to taste with
your choice of vanilla essence, rum, lime,

cinnamon, honey, spice or sugar.
Arrowroot mixtures thicken at a lower
temperature than mixtures made with flour
or cornstarch. So it is important to mix ar-
rowroot with some cool liquids before add-
ing the hot liquids, and then cook until the
mixture thickens.
Arrowroot is indigenous to the West In-
dies, and grows wild in the northern parts
of South and Central America. It's name de-
rives from the native Arawak people in the
West Indies, who used the arrowroot pow-
der to withdraw toxins from people with
poisonous arrow wounds.
This plant has been introduced to many
countries in the tropics, but only St. Vincent
cultivates it on a large scale, which explains
why there are more arrowroot recipes from
that island.
St. Vincent arrowroot custard is simple
and delicious. Just mix one large teaspoon
arrowroot with a little milk in to a smooth
paste, and add two beaten eggs and one
heaping teaspoon of sugar.
Then boil one pint of milk and pour it on
to the mixture, return to the pan and cook
gently, stirring three to five minutes. The
thickened custard is usually enjoyed with

stewed fruit.
Arrowroot cake is also a poplar recipe
throughout many Caribbean islands, and
can made in various ways.
Start by creaming 2/3 cup butter and one
cup sugar together, then add three well beat-
en eggs and one teaspoon of limejuice. Next,
sift 3/4 cup flour, one and 1/2 cup arrowroot,
and one teaspoon of baking powder together
and add gradually to the mixture.
Various spices can be used to give the
cakes flavor, as well as vanilla essence. Then
drop the dough in small balls on a greased
cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10
to 15 minutes. Enjoy!
Toloma is an easily digestible starch mak-

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some face powders and glues.
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bag of toloma for sale, you might stop and
purchase it for making porridge or baking.
This traditional starch, which has been a sta-
ple in many West Indian lives for centuries,
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Sailors Battle High Winds at Largest Ever Scotiabank Optimist Regatta

By Caral Bareuther
St. John Tradewinds
Persistence, a positive attitude
and superb sailing skills are what
earned Ecuador's Maria Jose Cu-
calon the overall first place win at
the 16th annual Scotiabank Inter-
national Optimist Regatta, hosted
by the St. Thomas Yacht Club on
St. Thomas from June 20 to 22.
Cucalon also won the title of
Caribbean Optimist Champion
2008 in this Caribbean Sailing
Association-sanctioned event.
Cucalon was one of a record
96, 8- to 15-year-old junior sailors
from 14 nations Anguilla, Bar-
bados, Bermuda, the British Vir-
gin Islands, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, Germany, Puerto Rico,
Spain, St. Maarten, Trinidad & To-
bago, the United States, all three
U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela
- sailing in this event credited
with jump-starting Optimist sail-
ing for kids in the Caribbean.
As well as winning the overall
and CSA titles, Cucalon also won
Best Girl and top sailor in the 13-
to 15-year-old Red Fleet.
In the 11- to 12-year-old Blue
Fleet, the USA's Christopher Wil-




Photo by Dean Barnes
Young adults from across the Caribbean and beyond converged on St. Thomas for the
Scotiabank Optimist Regatta at the St. Thomas Yacht Club.

liford led. The British Virgin Is-
lands' Jonathan Woods won the
age 10-and under White Fleet. It
was Puerto Rico's Victor Rodri-
guez who topped the beginner
Green Fleet.
In other awards, St. Thomas'

Scott McKenzie won the Chuck
Fuller Award for sportsmanship,
and Ecuador's Cucalon earned the
Pete Ives Award for sailing ability,
determination and a positive atti-
tude both on and off the water.
The Sea Star Clinic and Team

Racing Regatta, powered by Op-
tisailors.com, preceded the Sco-
tiabank International Optimist Re-
gatta. Seventy sailors attended the
three-day clinic taught by coaches
from South America, the USA and

1. Maria Jose Cucalon, Ecuador
2. Ivan Aponte, Puerto Rico
3. Jordi Hernandez, Spain (57)
1. Maria Jose Cucalon, Ecuador
2. Ivan Aponte, Puerto Rico
3. Jordi Hernandez, Spain (57)
1. Christopher Williford, USA
2. Victor Aponte, Puerto Rico
3. Carlor Llorente, Spain (188)
1. Jonathan Woods, Bristish
Virgin Islands (430)
2. Colin Brego, St. John, U.S.
Virgin Islands (484)
3. Myles Kaufmann, Trinidad &
Tobago (506)
1. Victor Rodriguez, Puerto
Rico (27)
2. Jorge Gonzalez, Puerto Rico
3. Lucas Miranda, Puerto Rico

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St. John Tradewinds
While most residents agree that
the Julius E. Sprauve School should
be relocated out of Cruz Bay and
that it's high time St. John had its
own public high school, Governor
John deJongh's announcement late
last month of a land swap to make
it a reality took many by surprise.
A campaign to move JESS has
been in the works for months
with Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen and members of One
Campus spearheading the move-
A 55-acre parcel of land under
the management of the V.I. Nation-
al Park on Centerline Road near
Estate Catherineberg has been the
center of attention as the best lo-
cation for a new school complex.
The property was donated to the
park by Ethel Bishop in 1968 and
was not part of the original VINP
deed of land.
After conducting public forums
- with many residents against
swapping land with the VINP -
Christensen drafted legislation,
known as HR 53, to allow the
Department of the Interior to en-
ter into a long-term lease with the
government of the Virgin Islands
to operate a school on the land.
The bill sailed through the U.S.
House of Representatives and has
been discussed by the Congres-
sional Subcommittee on Natural
Resources. The full U.S. Congress
has yet not voted on HR 53.
No Public Hearings
After touring the JESS campus
on May 28, deJongh announced a
new plan to trade a 115-acre parcel
of land on St. Croix for the Bishop
Flanked by West Virginia Sena-
tor Jay Rockefeller whose un-
cle Laurance Rockefeller was an
integral part of the establishment
of the VINP deJongh made the
announcement without conducting
public meetings or even informing
Christensen's St. John representa-
tive or members of the group One
Before the land swap can be
considered, however, the privately
owned 115-acre Estate Grange
parcel must be acquired by the
V.I. government. The land, where
Alexander Hamilton once lived,
is currently owned by Armstrong
Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has
already submitted legislation to al-

"There are more
questions than an-
swers and I can't
help people with their
- Lorelei Monsanto, Delegate To Congress
Donna Christensen's St. John Representive

low the National Park Service, in
partnership with the V.I. govern-
ment, to acquire the Estate Grange
land, deJongh announced last
Estate Grange
To be "Acquired"
While the governor also an-
nounced that the Trust for Pub-
lic Land which purchased
the 420-acre Estate Maho Bay
in-holding in September 2007 -
will be a "key player" in the inter-
island land swap, it remained un-
clear how the government would
acquire the Cruzan property.
"There are more questions than
answers and I can't help people
with their questions," said Lore-
lei Monsanto, Christensen's St.
John representative. "People want
to know what type of school they
plan to build. Will there be any-
thing different?"
"People have concerns out
there," she added.
Despite their working on the
issue for two years and testifying
before the congressional subcom-
mittee, deJongh did not meet with
members of One Campus regard-
ing the new plan.
"One Campus has never met
with the governor," said Monsan-
to, who is also the spokesperson
for One Campus. "We are support-
ing the delegate and her initiative.
We're also hoping that the gover-
nor will have public meetings on
both islands and get feedback on
his plan."
"Everyone involved agreed that
doing an outright swap raised a lot
of red flags," said One Campus
chairperson Kristen Cox. "At this
point, we're still supporting HR
For the time being, One Campus
members are sitting back and being
observers, Monsanto explained.
Although they are not at the
forefront of discussions, the group
does have questions.
"How did the governor obtain
and unilaterally take the prop-

erty and transfer it to the National
Park?" Monsanto asked. "We don't
know where this is going."
Public Participation Needed
Christensen called for more
community participation in the
process of determining how to
obtain land on St. John for a new
school complex.
"I think a proposal of this mag-
nitude requires public discussion,"
said the delegate. "While there ap-
pears to be more support for this
proposal in the senate than my
proposal for a long-term, nominal-
cost lease in the senate, I have not
given up on my bill."
"But the most important goal is
the school," the delegate contin-
Kempthorne Calls for Unity
On May 27 one day before
deJongh's press conference at
JESS the U.S. Department of
the Interior released a $200,000
grant to the V.I. Government to
conduct a feasibility analysis of
the Bishop property. In a letter to
deJongh announcing the release of
the funds, Secretary of the Interior
Dirk Kempthorne urged collabora-
"Parallel to this effort, I am ask-
ing that all interested government
parties, your Administration, the
Delegate, and the Interior Depart-
ment, work together to identify
property as quickly as possible
that could be used in an equal
exchange with the National Park
Service, consistent with applicable
law," according to Kempthorne's
Friends In Favor of Plan
The Friends of the V.I. National
Park, which has been an outspo-
ken proponent of a land swap,
applauded the plan in letter to the
editor which appeared in the VI.
Daily News on Thursday, June 5.
"The Friends of the V.I. National
Park commends Gov. deJongh for
the creative solution he has crafted
to help satisfy the long-standing
desire of the people of St. John
for a school that more adequately
meets the educational needs of
their children," Kessler wrote.
"While a land exchange may
not be everyone's preferred alter-
native, the most important thing
is getting the needed land for a
school," Kessler's letter continued.
"We therefore hope for the sake
of the children of St. John that
we can all rally around the gover-
nor's plan."

St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2008 17

We live in a time of constant change. In this in-
creasingly modified environment few, if any, have the
breadth of knowledge to assess the true implications
before we are left to experience the inevitable conse-
All of us are pushed or pulled by forces that, in the
complexity of modem life, are often difficult to de-
cipher with regards to their intent or even origin. It
is a time in which our predominant western civiliza-
tion, characterized by a highly evolved organizational
structure, seems surrounded by regions of an ever
widening background of chaos.
Though most of us as yet perceive this as nothing
more than a series of remote disturbances, the gath-
ered evidence suggests that it is a strengthening storm
of catastrophic dimensions; all countries and all peo-
ple now lie in its path.
Certainly such recent documentaries as Al Gore's
"An Inconvenient Truth", and Leonardo DiCaprio's
"The 11th Hour" make many important connections
between our modem way of life, the social-econom-
ic-political structure that serves to fashion its design
and the environmental consequences that result.
Despite these worthy offerings, as well as a host of
excellent literary contributions, there remains a great
gulf of misconceptions and a need for far greater ef-

The subject of spear fishing is surrounded by strong
opinions, myths and misconceptions. A lot of negative
opinions result from spear fishermen being in the mi-
nority of those who fish. Having some background in
the subject, I've decided to discuss the pros and cons
of the sport and the role it plays in fish populations.
Indiscriminate fishing practices have caused seri-
ous declines in worldwide fish populations. Gill nets,
shrimp trawlers, line fishing and explosives have dec-
imated coastal fishing populations worldwide.
In contrast, spear fishing is as discriminating as one
can get. A spear fisherman targets one fish and shoots
only at that fish. If he's looking for a snapper and the
legal size is 12 inches, the law abiding spear fisher-
man won't shoot a six-inch snapper.
Meanwhile, the law abiding line fisherman will be
landing under-sized fish and exotics like a puffer fish
or two. A lot of the illegal fish will end up dieing from
the trauma of being hooked and landed.
Fishing regulations are the key to maintaining
healthy fish populations. Size limits are to allow fish

forts at outreach before we can justify a presumption
of hope.
What is demanded of us is nothing short of the
complete restructuring of our economy: How we uti-
lize energy and resources, both natural and human, in
the manufacturing of products, how they are to be dis-
tributed, and how to reengineer our handling of what
is now our waste stream into a source of recaptured
resources for reuse.
If we are judicious in our efforts to reorient our
goals and aspirations, both as a society and as indi-
viduals; if we can overcome the learned biases that
serve only to separate us from other cultures and cre-
ate a wedge of misunderstandings between us; if we
are able to rekindle those once esteemed ethics and
values that defined a truer sense of justice and vir-
tue, and that manifested themselves in the ideal of
the 'common good', then we will have accomplished
what is now required.
It is a task that is nothing short of herculean in
scope, and yet, given our well documented skills at
adaptability, somehow reassuringly possible.
The viewing of documentaries can serve as a much
needed primer to pursue a greater understanding of
the subject matter elsewhere.
To achieve some balance in such an effort, and to
Continued from Page 24

Board of Tax Review Looking Into Backlog of Appeals July 2

Dear St. John Property Tax Payer,
There will be a District Court hearing of the Board
of Tax Review on Wednesday, July 2, at 10 a.m. They
will be addressing the backlog of (formal) property tax
appeals. Please forward your documented example(s)
of outrageous (omission, inaccuracy etc.) property

tax appeals to myrtlebarry@yahoo.com or drop of
your documents at E-C Service Station no later than
July 1. Thank you for your cooperation.
Myrtle Barry, Chairperson
Real Property Committee
Virgin Islands Unity Day Group

to reach reproductive size. Seasonal limits are to al-
low the fish to not be disturbed while they reproduce.
When regulations are adhered to, it doesn't matter if
someone spear fishes or not.
Spear fishing is not easy, especially around tropi-
cal reefs. The fish are stealth and difficult to get close
enough to for a shot. People who believe spear fishing
should be banned because it's too easy, don't know
much about it.
There are examples, however, of fish which are
easy to shoot because of their particular behavior.
Anywhere that responsible fishing regulations are in
place, this problem has already been solved.
Spear fishermen are athletes, artists and scientists.
They are expert swimmers, free divers and fish be-
haviorists. They know the underwater terrain and fish
better than anyone else.
The good news is when all the spear fishermen have
gone extinct, there will be no environmental impact.
The decline of marine resources will continue at its
present accelerated rate.
Captain Grumpy

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

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Solved: 1

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Solved: 0

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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
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Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 5
Under Investigation: 5
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 40
Under Investigation: 40
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 35
Under Investigation: 35
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2008 19

Patty Mahoney Races to Remarkable

Finish in May Flying Pigs Marathon

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Patty Mahoney has done it again.
The 63-year-old came in third in
her age group in the Flying Pigs
marathon in Cincinnati in May.
Mahoney finished the 26.2-mile
race in four hours, 29 minutes and
33 seconds, which was fast enough
to qualify her for the next Boston
"I had to finish under four hours
and 30 minutes, so I just made it,"
said Mahoney. "It felt great."
Cruising to a third place finish in
the 60 to 64 age group, Mahoney
took advantage of Ohio's cool
spring weather.
"The day before the race it was
really cold and windy with nasty
cold rain," said the runner. "Then
Sunday morning was perfectly
clear. There was no rain, not a bit
of wind and it was 40 degrees."
"It was perfect marathon weath-
er," Mahoney added.
The May 4 race was Mahoney's
seventh marathon. She has also
completed marathons in Miami,
New York, several in Boston and
Minnesota. Crossing the finish line
in Cincinnati marked the accom-
plishment of a goal the St. John
runner set back in 2005.
"My time was good, but the main
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of my goals," she said. "I wanted
to run seven marathons and I did.
And I wanted to run one all the
way through without any breaks."
"I ran the entire thing without
stopping once," Mahoney contin-
ued. "It was great because that was
my goal."
Even with seven marathons un-
der her belt, Mahoney has no in-
tentions of slowing down.
"Next year I want to do the Lon-
don marathon in April and in two
years, when I'm 65, I want to run
the Boston marathon again," she
The marathon runner started
trotting on the treadmill for 20
minutes at a time at Gym in Para-
dise only five years ago after deal-
ing with personal issues.
"I started running because I had
some mild depression," said Ma-
honey. "In the summer 2001, the
gym ran a 90-day for $90 special
so I thought I'd try it out. I went in
and did the exercise machines and
ran on the treadmill for 20 minutes
three times a week."
A Little Competition
After a year of 20-minute runs
in the gym, Mahoney's competi-
tive spirit prompted her to train
"I won my age group two years
in a row 2002 and 2003 in
the 8 Tuff Miles race," said Ma-
honey. "But I won kind of by de-
fault. I wasn't very fast, I just won
because there wasn't a lot of com-
"There is lady from the states
who comes down to run the race
every year," the runner continued.
"In 2003 she was going to be in
my age group the next year and
she was quite a bit faster than me
so I thought I better train."

Mahoney researched running
Web sites and devised a weekly
schedule consisting of two five-
mile runs, two three-mile runs and
a 90-minute run every weekend.
"I thought I'd try it out for six
weeks and see if it kills me," she
said. "I found I could do it and it
felt great. By the end of the sum-
mer I found I could run for two
Once she was consistently run-
ning for two-hour stretches, Ma-
honey gained the confidence to run
a half marathon.
"I was 58 at the time and I had
always wanted to ride the train
from Durango to Silverton, Colo-
rado, so I entered the Durango
half marathon," said the runner. "I
was really hurting after that race
because of the altitude. It was the
sorest I've ever been after a race."
With a 13.1-mile race behind
her, Mahoney set her sights on a
marathon in her home town of
New York City.
"I was born in Harlem, so I said,
'why don't you take two years and
do the New York marathon when
you're 60," she said.
A Three Marathon Year
In preparation for New York,
Mahoney ran the Miami marathon
a week after her 60 birthday in
2005, which would turn out to be a
three marathon year for the runner.
She completed marathons in New
York as well as Boston by the end
of 2005, and never looked back.
Although a native New Yorker,
Mahoney rates Beantown as her
favorite marathon venue.
"Boston is definitely my favor-
ite race because of the crowd sup-
port," she said. "Kids hand you
oranges, people are slapping your
hand and the community comes
out. There is nothing like it."
To stay in top form, Mahoney
runs 20 miles four times a week at
Maho Bay. Starting at 5:30 a.m., it
takes her between three hours and
19 minutes and three hours and 30
minutes to complete her 20 mile
While people in decent physical
condition are capable of training
for a marathon in six months, Ma-
honey's advice to novice runners
is to start slow.
As for herself, Mahoney keeps
running for the sheer joy of it.
"I just enjoy it," said the runner.
"Running causes you to release all
these endorphins and it just feels

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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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

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Community Calendar

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

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.
Monday, June 30
The St. John Festival and Cultural Organization is accepting ap-
plications for this year's Fourth of July Parade until Monday, June
Monday, June 30
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen will host a meeting
on Monday, June 30, inviting veterans in the St. Thomas/St. John
District to discuss several items of concern, including inadequate
services at the Veterans Affairs Clinic, the lack of medical staff and
frequently cancelled appointments.
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.
July 5, 12 and 19
The American Red Cross is offering First Aid and CPR courses
on St. Thomas on July 5, 12 and 19. For more info call 774-0375.
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.
July 17
An informational public forum led by St. John residents Paul
Devine and Ronnie Jones is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Julius
E. Sprauve School on 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.

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

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

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Friday, June 20 2:00 p.m. An Estate Bever- Spencer's Jeep Rental c/r that an
1:46 p.m. A Grunwald resident houdtsberg resident p/r an unlaw- individual is refusing to pay his
p/r someone unknown stole his ful sexual contact with her minor fees for the rental. Petit larceny.
wallet. Grand larceny. niece. Unlawful sexual contact. 12:45 p.m. An Estate Grunwald
2:05 p.m. An Estate Enighed/ 7:15 p.m. EMT at deCastro resident c/r a disturbance with
Contant resident p/r someone Clinic c/r a male was assaulted and another male. Disturbance of the
keyed her vehicle. Destruction of traveling to Myrah Keating Smith peace.
property. Community Health Center. Rob- 4:50 p.m. -A visitor from Michi-
5:22 p.m. An Estate Chocolate bery in the third. gan p/r that he was robbed in the
Hole resident p/r someone threw a 9:20 p.m. Amember of St. John area of Salt Pond. Grand larceny.
rock that cracked his windshield. Rescue c/requesting help with a fe- 6:45 p.m. An employee at
Damage to a vehicle, male who is attempting to commit Larry's Landing c/requesting as-
9:40 p.m. A Caneel Bay Resort suicide in the area of the Westin sistance with a male who is appar-
employee c/r that one room at the Resort. Attempted suicide. ently injured. Police assistance.
resort was broken into. Burglary in Monday, June 23 8:45 p.m. An Estate Tutu resi-
the third. 12:20 p.m. An Estate Adrian dent p/r a disturbance with a cauca-
9:40 p.m.. ACaneel Bay Resort resident p/r that she is being threat- sian male in the area of Woody's.
employee c/r that another room at ened by a male. Disturbance of the Disturbance of the peace.
the resort was broken into. Bur- peace, threats. Thursday, June 26
glary in the third. 4:00 p.m. An Estate Glucks- 1:45 a.m. A citizen c/r someone
Saturday, June 21 berg resident p/r he is having a trying to steal the vessel "Crazy
12:45 a.m. Badge #62 came problem with his landlord. Police Horse." Police assistance.
into contact with a citizen in the assistance. 4:00 p.m. A resident p/r some-
area of FirstBank who reported Tuesday, June 24 one stole parts for his boat. Grand
a possible physical altercation at 11:14 a.m. Avisitor from Texas larceny.
Larry's Landing. Police assistance. p/r that her passport was misplaced 4:03 p.m. A visitor p/r someone
Sunday, June 22 while traveling on a plane. Lost unknown stole jewelry from his
9:30 a.m. A resident c/r that she document. suitcase. Grand larceny.
was burglarized. Burglary. Wednesday, June 25 Friday, June 27
11:00 a.m. An Estate Enighed 9:50 a.m. A resident p/r a dog 8:00 a.m. An Estate Bovoni
resident p/r that her scuba gear was being mistreated by its owners. resident p/r that his girlfriend and
found on the rocks in Chocolate Cruelty to animals. minor son are missing. Missing
Hole. Police assistance. 12:00 p.m. An employee of persons.




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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Westin Resorts & Villas
Spa Services
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Get a Tan and a Paycheck!

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

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857



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

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

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

The St. John Community Foundation, a non-profit
corporation chartered in 1989 with the mission of
strengthening St. John's community, is not associated
in any way with the Cruz Bay Apartment complex.
For questions regarding housing opportunities or
tenant issues call the management firm Southwind
Management Services Inc. of Clearwater Florida at
telephone 727-443-3251. The St John Community
Foundation is not the on-site manager or rental agent.




$120.00/two years

Tradewinds Publishing
P.O. BOX 1500
St. John, VI 00831

or call 340-776-6496
with VISA or MasterCard

Furnished, Long-Term,
1Bd/lBath, Chocolate
Hole East Waterfront or
Coral Bay. $1395. Call
Ron (715) 853-9696

2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house,
30 mile views, paved road,
5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min.
Cruz Bay, wrap around cov-
ered porches, A/C, W/D,
annual lease. $1595/mo.
or 561-602-9484

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, ocean-
front, $2200

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

2 Large 1 Bd/1 Ba apt.
fully furnished overlook-
ing Coral Bay. A/C, wall
mount TV/DVD, king
size bed, elec. included,
short term or long term.
No pets, no smoking.
Call Big Al at
340-779-4120 or 690-0605

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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 /

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

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

e rical ge Soae

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737




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A Sustainable Existence: Our Common Goal

Continued from Page 17
compare the perspective of the 'west' to that
of other cultures, I would also recommend
the viewing of two others: Hubert Sauper's
"Darwin's Nightmare" which details the
resulting environmental and social impacts
that occurred from the introduction of the
Nile Perch into Tanzania's Lake Victoria as
well as Sean and Andrea Nix Fine's "War
Dance", which chronicles the efforts of chil-
dren of the Acholi tribe of war torn north-
ern Uganda to compete in a national music
and dance competition held in the capital of
While the last suggestion may seem, at
first glance, somewhat removed in subject
matter from the others, there is an overlap-
ping theme not fully explored, but perhaps
necessarily done so to preserve the films
primary focus on a people's more immedi-
ate struggle to survive their difficult circum-
If we were to distill the essence of all hu-
man activity from the myriad efforts that oc-
cupy our lives, it could be argued that the
perpetuation of our species on a sustainable
and unending basis was the primary moti-
vating force.
Yet if we were to engage in some serious
soul searching, it could likewise be suggest-
ed that our culture is making great efforts
to promote the pursuit of personal pleasures
as it strives to focus our attention on those
actions that emphasize the best interests of
the individual over all other considerations.
In a world of rapidly increasing population,
the inevitability of conflict over access to a
diminishing reserve of available resources
is a reality that we have now come face to
face with.
Those patterns of consumption that con-
stantly bring us more options to increase our
level of comfort, that require greater expen-
ditures of non-renewable resources to main-
tain, and that threaten not only the well-

being of all societies less developed than
ours, but the shared global environment that
makes all life even possible, require us now,
before the resulting harm becomes irrevers-
ible, to reevaluate our priorities and develop
those needed alternatives that are very much
in our best interests.
As a species, we all share a common an-
cestor no more than 200,000 years ago. All
of us are descended from that same point in
time somewhere in Africa. There are many
reasons why we find ourselves in each oth-
er's company wherever we now reside.
Certainly a good many of those are parts
of painful chapters in our history as well as
pre-historical record. Over the course of just
my lifetime I have seen how significant the
impact of new evidence and greater insights
can be on articles of faith once considered
indisputable by a wide sector of our soci-
There is, even now, no plausible reason
to suggest that we have attained some final
understanding that adequately explains all.
However we choose to pursue those daily
necessities that make our lives possible, we
need to be mindful that the best interests of
our ecosystem are our best interests as well.
In that ongoing process of discovery by
which we come to better understand our-
selves, each other and the world around us, a
required first step is to realize that ultimate-
ly, at the very least, we all share this one es-
sential common need: an environment that
can sustain life.
With the drafting of a constitution un-
derway here in the Virgin Islands, we are
presented with a rare opportunity to incor-
porate specific standards that would better
safeguard our environment while affirm-
ing our commitment as a community to the
growing global effort to halt the ongoing
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A Concerned Citizen, St. John Farmer

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Take advantage of the
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Enjoy views to the north
and Hamm's Bluff.
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St. John Properties, Inc.

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

Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix I

Johnson Bay Estates

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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f l"Carlbsurf" Classic St. John
home just across the road from
S beautiful Frank Bay beach where
swimming, snorkeling and kayak-
ing are a stone's throw from your
front door. Over a half acre of R-
4 zoned land make this equally
appealing as a very special in
town residence or an ideal spot for apartments or condos. Enjoy
gorgeous Caribbean sunsets and the sounds of the surf. Adjoining
parcel also available. $2.9M
"Cassia Tree Cottage" This is
a cute West Indian-style cottage
in Cruz Bay with pool and wet
bar, lush landscaping, nice
water views. Walking distance
to town and just one hundred
steps to Frank Bay beach.
Property is zoned R-4 allowing
development with three stories and multiple units. Some deed
restrictions apply. Two bedrooms and one bath, south and south-
west views and professional landscaping. $729,000.

"Coral Bay Casa" Masonry 2
bdrm 2 bath home in Upper
Carolina. Enjoy unimpeded
views of Coral Bay Harbor and
Bordeaux Mountain across the
valley, The master suite is on the
main level along with the kitchen,
THINKING ABOUT SELLING? dining, living areas and deck
HINKING A S IN Spacious lower level bedroom suite has separate entrance and is
CALL US FOR A FREE already plumbed for an additional kitchen. Deeded beach rights at
ESTIMATE OF THE MARKE Johnson's Bay. $87,000
"Island Fancy" Classic Island
VALUE OF YOUR PROPERY home high in Upper Rendez-
vous with stunning views from
Thatch Cay to St. Thomas and
south to St. Croix and east to
Ram's Head. This charming
house features highlights of
native stone, open floor plan,
Ig decks, mature landscaping & wonderful privacy. A 1 BR apartment
on the lower level also has large decks and storage. $2,950,000

"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne
designed condos under construction in Cruz
Bay. Two, three and four bedrooms avail-
able, A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach and
town. Water views, high quality appliances.
These will be some of the most spacious
condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Completion scheduled for Fall 2008. Special
pre-construction prices: $825,000 to $1.6M OR Fractional Ownership
Opportunity! Only 5 out of 10 equal ownership shares are left for Mango's Unit
3 ground floor with 4 bedrooms Only $150,000 per share. Contact Islandia
"Bethany Pool Villas"- 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 over
Pillsbury Sound to St. Thomas and south to
St. Croix. Permitting is in progress and
completion is planned for 2010.
Five minutes to town on paved roads. Starting at $2.3M
"Little Plantation" -Three and a half acres of
subdividable land with beautiful easterly views
over Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole and the British
Virgin Islands. This property faces east to
catch the cooling breezes, sun rise and moon
rise. Walk to Cocoloba Shopping Center and
the proposed 116 slip marina. $2.595M
"COMMERCIAL ZONING" Dramatically Reduced Business Zoned (B-3)
Property. Excellent long term investment. .43 Acres conveniently located
between Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort, on St. John's South Shore, and
abutting the now under construction, fully leased office building and Guinea
Grove Apartments. VI Law allows for 3 stories, 50 people, & commercial and
residential combined. Call Islandia for more information. $595,000
AND MUCH MORE . This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through
Islandia Real Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and
price on the island of St. John. Feel free to visit our website at 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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CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property on the knoll of the hill above Cruz Bay Town offering panoramic
views of Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Zoned R-4, this very large site is ideally suited for
development. Also featuring a 3 bedroom short term rental home known as "Tamarind" and an enormous
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outside this Hart Bay waterfront villa. "Rendezview"
has been extensively renovated and features 4
bdrms & 4 baths with tasteful furnishings, enormous
swimming pool, expansive decks, & stonework. Also
enjoy the lower 3 bdrm beach house. Excellent
short term rental income $2,895,000
ADURO A cottage in a tranquil setting. Water
views of Fish Bay & Ditleff. A/C, pool, & professional
landscaping, 2 kitchens, 3 bdrms. Offering a
comfortable setting for residences and visitors alike.
classic 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa with superior
craftsmanship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile
roof and wonderful attention to every detail.
Stunning 180 degree view from every room with a
huge deck surrounding the large pool and sunken
hot tub on this .61 acre parcel. The luxurious home
features mahogany cabinets, doors and furniture, a
gourmet kitchen, ac in bedrooms and much more. A
must see! $2,850,000

ESTATE ROSE The largest private estate listed
for sale on St. John's South Shore. Double parcel
knoll top site offers spectacular views. Completely
refurbished main house includes 3 bdrms, 41/2
baths, mahogany library, office/media room,
spacious great room, mahogany kitchen, spa,
12'x40' pool, plus a caretaker's cottage. 2.2 Acres.
LOVE NEST Welcome to this sparkling, bright &
airy, brand new cottage overlooking Hurricane hole,
Coral Bay, & BVI. A C/O has been obtained for this
gem, and plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA
w/pool on the 1/2 acre site. Move right in! Park your
money here & watch it grow. $559,000
ADVENTURE VILLA is located within a lush
tropical setting of fruit trees & tropical palms with
impressive Coral Bay views and beyond views.
Remodeled in 2002 this 4 bdrm luxury villa is built for
comfort, space, and privacy with large expansive new
trex decks. Cathedral ceilings, native stone, mahogany
& cypress, and custom stained glass accents detail
the interior. Great breezes. $1.195.000

340-693-7331 fax
TOWNCoral Bay
a ;ow (340-777-5350fax
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box 1191, St.John, VI00831

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.. ,
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.

Magnificent stone villa
with exceptional crafts-
manship throughout. four
bedrooms / four baths,
4. d.. ,- infinity pool, exquisite
furnishings, multi patios/
decks, lush gardens, ter-
rific Point Rendezvous lo-
cation. $2,395,000.

LOCATION LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to sunset views, three
bedroom / two bath stone and concrete home with large
wraparound veranda, travertine floors, mahogany cabin-
etry, tile roof, large spa, full air conditioning, large circular
drive. $1,995,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/
2 bath home on a flat 34 acre site adjacent to National Park.
Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along
the secluded shoreline. Priced below appraised value at
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 180' views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
WINDSONG-Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush /2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
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.
$269,000 and $289,000.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.

ESTATE BELLEVUE- Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
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.
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy....................... $250,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views .......................... $295,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included.............$349,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo............. .........$375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel.............$389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac ............................... .$425,000
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$359k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site .................................. $280k
Lower Bordeaux, beautiful BVI views, paved rd.......$199k
Ironwood Rd, great Coral Bay views, house plans.......... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views! 0.506 acre ....................$379k
Spectacular views, high on Bordeaux............................... $599k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway in................................ $255k

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Holiday Homes of St. John



ii Two LOCATIONS: Mongoose Junction (340) 776-6776 and The Marketplace (340) 774-8088

MLS TOLL FREE 1-800-905-6824 www.HolidayHomesVILcom Memb

Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties

custom designed with 2 pools, ( 5x3) "LIME TREE BAY" 490'
luxurious -r shoreline
master&6 on Round
additional 8,400Bay. White
bdrms,usive sand beach
p I u s -. plus private
soaring cove 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

new 1 ac. estate on
Great Cruz Bay harbor.
Boat & swim at Westin
Resort. $3,700,000
Price reduced!
VIEWS! Charming,
gated .5 ac. estate;
spa, fireplace, poolside
kitchen, ultimate
privacy. $3,450,000.
breathtaking views, huge pool & spa, fabulous
villa or residence! $3,000,000 Price reduced!
boat mooring. 376 ft. shoreline. W-1 zoning allows
commercial uses $2,995,000.
"GREAT EXPECTATIONS" (7x71/2) 1 ac., tennis,
2 homes, pools, spas, walkto beaches. Impressive
rental. $2,495,000.
acres beachfront on
Hart Bay. 3 bedroom
beach house with spa,
views and breezes.
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!
"VILLA FAR NIENTE", New construction in
prestigious Point Rendezvous. 3BR/3BA pool
villa has great views and artistic landscaping.
"SEACAY VILLA", pool villa has unobstructed,
panoramic ocean views and good short
term rental history. Short drive to Cruz Bay.
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.
impressive views with awesome sunsets and St.
Thomas lights. Caribbean style. $1,499,999.
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.
highlights these two charming masonry cottages.
Hot tubs, bricked courtyards and wonderful decor
make this a very special offering. $1,400,000.

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.
"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.
3 bed/3 bath
St. Quacco villa
with spacious &
light rooms, big
views to BVI.
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.

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.
4 bed/2 bath
home with huge
panoramic views
and quiet location.
"SANCTUARY GARDEN" Serene well-built
home with 2 units, lovely pool, gardens &
expansive decks in this quiet, private location.
Two bedroom
family home plus
separate studio
rental downstairs.
View to Tortola.
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.

Exclusively Listed Land

Dreekets Bay Estates, 2.5 acres, beachfront, BVI views, breezes, quality roads $2,500,000
Boatman Point, 1.2 ac, 5 bdrm house plans, cliff front $1,875,000
Boatman Point, .70 acre, 175 ft of east facing shoreline. $1,575,000
Lovango Cay, A Slice of Heaven, .75 acre $899,000
Lovango Cay, waterfront parcel, .65 acre $635,000
Upper Carolina, .5 acre, Sunrise, Coral Bay Harbor views $495,000
Freeman's Ground, Down Island views, cooling breezes, .76 acre $425,000
Sugar Apple West, .5 acre, waterviews, easy build $349,900
Bordeaux Mountain BVI view, down hill build 0.537 acre. $345,000
Bordeaux Mtn, water views, .5 ac downhill build $239,000
Lower Bordeaux Mt, .27 acre, approved plans & cistern $208,000
Bonus Villa Use, Seagrape Hill, dual water view, 0.387 acre $177,500
ENDLESS VIEWS ACROSS THE WATERS from these three premiere lots in Upper Peter Bay.
This gated community is in the midst of Nat'l Park land, beaches & deeded beach access.
BEAUTIFUL LOTS ON QUIET EAST END in the original Hansen Bay subdivision, Dreekets Bay
and Privateer Bay, with pristine views & lovely beaches listed from $285,000 $2,500,000.

spectacular -
BVI views,
q uality i t y
paved roads,
utilities, stone
wall & planters, common beach. Just
8 minutes from Coral Bay. 12 parcels
priced from $450,000.

VIEWS. Low density subdivision with 7 large
parcels, paved road, stone walls & underground
utilities; above Rendezvous Bay. $1,000,000 to
"LOVANGO CAY" 3 waterfront & hillside
properties feature upscale amenities and
infrastructure; barge landing with piers, paved
roads, underground electric, access to beach and
much more! Amazing views, realistically priced
from $600,000 to $899,000!

LOTS: Sunrise to Sunset
on two adjoining breezy
lots with views of Hart Bay
east and St. Thomas west.
$650,000, $675,000 or
$1,175,000 for both.

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.
Gated community featuring
underground utilities, paved
roads, & gorgeous sweeping
views. Five fabulous lots
ranging from $469,000 to

residential community just minutes from Cruz Bay with beautiful
water views to St. Thomas. The gentle grade and easy access
make these 3 parcels very desirable, easily buildable homesites.
Total 1.78 acres 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
CHOCOLATE HOLE Tropical breezes and delightful south
shore views! Two parcels just over a half acre each. $399,000.

has expansive views and
cooling breezes. Paved
access and a moderate
slope provide for an optimal
down hill build. $389,000.


Condos e Timeshares

in breathtaking views and
cooling ocean breeze at
this top floor unit! Offered at
"VILLA LEE ANNA" Cozy 2 bedroom condo with waterviews.
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.
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.

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

ac. R-4 & W-1 zoning allows
multifamily dwellings &commercial
uses. Spectacular views. Walk to
beach & town. $3,200,000.

28 St. John Tradewinds, June 30-July 6, 2008

In Celebration of the St. John Festival

To everyone involved who organizes, participates in and supports
this celebration of our culture and community...
the Management and Staff of Caneel Bay salute you!


For information or reservations, call 340.776.6111 or visit rosewoodhotels.com.

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