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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: July 14, 2008
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July 14-20, 2008
Copyright 2008 ST* JOHN 750

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

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St John Tradewinds News
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Four Charged
by BVI Police
in Boat Thefts
from St. John
Page 3
Ferry Fares Up,
Operators Want
Route Protection
Page 7
Gas Prices Top
$5 in Cruz Bay
and Coral Bay
Page 9
St. John Donkeys
Rounded Up for
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V.I. Police Arrest
Three During
"Quiet" July 4th
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"'There were a few minor skirmishes that were
quickly quelled by officers. That was to be expected
because of the amount of alcohol that was consumed
during the Festival."

Darren Foy, VIPD St. John Deputy Chief

VIPD Arrest Three Men on Love City

During "Relatively" Quiet July 4 Week

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While applauding a violence-
free Festival, V.I. Police Depart-
ment officials arrested three men
and detained one minor on St.
John the week of June 29 through
July 6 for charges ranging from
delaying the July 4 Festival Parade
to assault.
Charles Dore was apprehended
on Sunday, June 29, at 2:30 p.m.
after he hit a male minor with a
gun, explained VIPD spokesper-
son Melody Rames.
"Dore was arrested after com-
plaints were received that he hit a
male minor in the back with his li-
censed firearm," Rames said. "He
was placed on $25,000 bail and
probable cause was found at his
advice of rights hearing. He posted
10 percent and was released pend-
ing further action."
An Estate Enighed resident re-
ported "on behalf of her minor
cousin who was assaulted by a
male with a gun," according to the
VIPD's Leander Jurgen Command
incident log, which listed the of-
fence as a third-degree assault.
No Record of Bolques Arrest
Jose Bolques of Estate Choco-
late Hole was arrested on Wednes-
day, July 2, at 3:55 a.m. for dis-
obeying a lawful order, according
to the VIPD's incident log.
VIPD officials, however, had
no record of this arrest, explained
"Jose Bolques -the officers
said there were no arrests on this
date," Rames said.
The third arrest of the week
came early on July 4 after the tra-
ditional all-night Festival dance

party J'ouvert, when Roger Flem-
ing Jr. was apprehended at 7:45
a.m., according to the Leander Jur-
gen Command incident log.
"Roger Fleming Jr. was arrest-
ed for delaying the parade," said
Rames. "He was disobeying a law-
ful order."
It remained unclear what Flem-
ing was doing to delay the parade
at 7:45 a.m., when the annual July
4 Parade didn't start until about
11:45 a.m.
VIPD officials detained a male
minor that same morning for an
unspecified offense, according to
the VIPD's St. John blotter, which
did not list a reason for the 7:25
a.m. incident.
VIPD Celebrate "Relatively"
Quiet Festival
Police officials upped their pres-
ence on Love City throughout Fes-
tival and celebrated a "relatively
crime-free" event, according to
a prepared statement from the
"The Virgin Islands enjoyed a
relatively crime-free weekend over
the four-day Emancipation and In-
dependence Day holiday," accord-
ing to the release. "On St. John,
the VIPD presence was highly vis-
ible throughout the annual Festival
which ended late Saturday, July 5.
Local law enforcement was aug-
mented by peace officers from sev-
eral local and federal agencies."
Ferry Passengers Searched
Transportation Security Admin-
istration officials partnered with
the VIPD to ensure safety, accord-
ing to the VIPD release.
"Additionally, TSA officials
conducted random searches of
people going to and from St. John

by ferry," according to the VIPD
While there were several small
alcohol-related skirmishes, overall
it was a peaceful celebration, VIPD
St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy
was quoted in the release.
"'There were a few minor skir-
mishes that were quickly quelled
by officers, said Foy,"' according
to the release. "That was to be ex-
pected because of the amount of
alcohol that was consumed during
the Festival."
"Three For Three"
In the statement VIPD Acting
Commissioner Novelle Francis
congratulated the St. John police
team on a violence-free Festival.
"We are three for three," Fran-
cis was quoted, recalling that both
the recent St. Thomas Carnival
and St. Croix Festival were also
violence-free. "The strategies we
put in place are making a real dif-
After months of hard work, St.
John Festival Committee members
were starting to unwind last week,
explained Pageant Committee
Chair Enid Doway.
"It was really, really wonderful
seeing all our plans and hard work
coming together," Doway said. "It
couldn't have been better for me.
Even though I'm not in charge of
the Festival Village, I went a few
times and saw the community re-
ally enjoying themselves."
"I am very proud of all the girls
who participated in the pageants,"
continued Doway. "They all in-
dividually did an excellent job. I
saw much improvement with the
girls and that was a real pleasure
for me."

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St. John Tradewinds
Water And Power Authority officials were still troubleshooting
as of press time to determine what caused a fault on gas turbine
Unit #18 which resulted in an island-wide power outage on Thurs-
day, July 10.
At 3:15 a.m. July 10, the Virgin Islands WAPA experienced a
fault on gas turbine Unit #18 which resulted in a total shutdown of
the Randolph E. Harley Power Plant and outages which affected
St. John and St. Thomas.
By 5 a.m. plant personnel were able to bring Units #12 and #15
on-line and all St. Thomas feeders were restored by 8 a.m.
While complete service on St. John wasn't restored until around
12:30 p.m., Coral Bay residents reported service returned by 9
WAPA initiated a rotating power schedule for the remainder of
the day Thursday as technicians continued to work on the Harley
Power Plant.
The V.I. utility company was forced to implement a feeder ro-
tation from noon to 6 p.m. because plant personnel were having
difficulty bringing its 21.5 megawatt as turbine Unit #23 on line,
explained WAPA executive director Hugo Hodge.
Without this unit, WAPA is unable to meet its daily peak load re-
quirements because several other units are down for repair, Hodge
"Unit #23 needs a major overhaul and it is way overdue for
maintenance," said Hodge. "Because maintenance to this unit has
been deferred for such a very long period of time, every time it
goes down, it becomes increasingly harder to start the unit."
WAPA personnel worked on the unit all day without success but
with much frustration, Hodge added.
Deferred maintenance is a consequence of WAPA's continuing
inability to both properly maintain its equipment and meet its con-
tinually rising fuel cots, according to the executive director.
WAPA apologized for the inconvenience and thanked customers
for their patience and understanding.

VIPD-Hosted Town Meeting Is July 18
St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department officials are hosting a town meeting on
Friday, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Ursula's Multi-
purpose Center. The purpose of the meeting is to give informa-
tion to residents who want to be involved in Neighborhood Watch
groups and apply for a police auxiliary program.
For more information call 643-7728.

Free Victim's Advocacy Training July 18
St. John Tradewinds
For anyone interested in assisting with victims of domestic vio-
lence, sexual assault or other crimes, free victim's advocacy train-
ing will be conducted on July 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the St. John
Community Crisis Center.
Michelle Joshua-Thompson from the St. Thomas Family Re-
source Center will be the main presenter. This training is vital to
helping victims in our community.

First Aid/CPR Class Set for July 19
St. John Tradewinds
The American Red Cross is offering a First Aid and CPR course
on St. Thomas on July 19. Registration, on a first come, first served
basis, is required. The cost for the combined course is $60 for in-
dividuals and $55 for non-profit and government employees. For
more information or to register call the American Red Cross in St.
Thomas at 774-0375.

St. John Tradewinds, July 14-20, 2008 3

St John Tradewinds News Photos by Jonathon Doran

Four BVI men were arrested for removing the lower unit,
computer and propeller from this Scarab in Chocolate
Hole Bay, before stealing a Sea Vee from the bay.

Four BVI Men Arrested for Possessing Stolen Vessels and Gear from St. John

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While criminals have long plied
the waters between St. John and
Tortola, the Royal Virgin Islands
Police Force has now had enough.
British Virgin Islands Police In-
spector Bewadney Howe led law
enforcement officials in quick ac-
tion in the wake of a rash of thefts
and stripping of boats from several
St. John bays last month, which
netted four arrests.
Kervin Rymer, Jerome Lett-
some and two male minors all of
Tortola, were arrested and charged
with handling stolen property in
connection with criminal activity
in Love City.
The arrests were made following
an investigation which began after
long-time St. John resident Jona-
thon Doran discovered his 25-foot
Sea Vee, with a 200-horsepower
Mercury engine, missing from its
mooring in Chocolate Hole Bay on
Tuesday, June 17.
After reporting the theft to V.I.
Police Department officials and
the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources' Division of
Enforcement, Doran called the
U.S. Coast Guard and was urged to
call the BVI police, he explained.
Boat Found In Less
Than Six Hours
"I called the BVI police around
3:30 p.m. that day and reported
my boat stolen," said Doran. "I
got a phone call from an Inspector
Howe at 9 p.m. that night saying
that he had found my boat in Sea
Cow Bay in Tortola."
"What happened is that night
Inspector Howe left Sea Cow Bay
and on his return, he discovered

"They stripped the Scarab of its lower unit and
then just let the boat roll up on the beach. They
used my boat as a get-away and then stripped it
once they were back in Tortola. There is about
$10,000 worth of damage to my boat."
SJonathan Doran St John boat owner

that the engine had now been re-
moved from my boat," Doran con-
tinued. "He proceeded to stake it
out and managed to catch one man,
but he wasn't working alone."
Howe arrested Rymer in Sea
Cow Bay the night of June 17 and
located Doran's engine on shore.
Doran's boat, however, wasn't
what the BVI men were after when
they snuck into Chocolate Hole
Bay on June 17.
The men stole a counter-rotat-
ing lower unit, valued at around
$5,000, from a 33-foot Scarab also
in Chocolate Hole Bay, Doran ex-
"They stripped the Scarab of its
lower unit and then just let the boat
roll up on the beach," said Doran.
"They used my boat as a get-away
and then stripped it once they were
back in Tortola. There is about
$10,000 worth of damage to my
Incidents Reported in Cruz,
Great Cruz Bays
Once word got out that Doran's
boat was stolen, other reports of
stolen and stripped vessels came
flooding in, he explained.
"I heard they tried to steal this
same lower unit off a boat in the
Cruz Bay Creek which was tied
up to the Leland Sneed," he said.

"They tried to take his gear box off
and also tried to steal the unit from
an Ocean Runner boat in Cruz Bay
right in the water off-shore."
"They also stole a 25-foot local
fisherman's boat from Cruz Bay
Creek the week before they stole
mine," Doran said.
Doran traveled to Tortola on
Wednesday, June 18, to identify
his vessel and was given a ride
back from the BVI police, he ex-
"I went over to Tortola and
identified my boat," said Doran.
"Inspector Howe brought me back
to St. John in his BVI Police boat.
He went and interviewed the em-
ployees at Ocean Runner and the
owner of the Scarab."
"We went by car to Chocolate
Hole and looked at the Scarab and
he said he would return for finger-
prints," Doran continued.
On June 20, Inspector Howe did
indeed return to St. John amd met
the VIPD's forensics unit, Doran
"Two days later Howe returned
for fingerprints and called me to
help him," said Doran. "He got
two positive fingerprints off the
Scarab which led to two more ar-
The two minors were arrested

after their fingerprints were identi-
fied on the Scarab with the missing
lower unit. After charging the two
men with handling stolen goods,
Howe didn't give up on the inves-
Lettsome's Scarab
Has Stolen Unit
"After Howe came over and
took the fingerprints, he got a tip
as to where the stolen lower unit
might be," said Doran. "He arrest-
ed the owner of a different Scarab
in Tortola who tried to say that he
had purchased his lower unit in
Virgin Gorda."
The suspicious lower unit was
running on Lettsome's Tortola-
regsistered Scarab. Lettsome was
arrested when the serial number on
his lower unit matched that of the
lower unit stolen from Chocolate
Hole, Doran explained.
Doran's Sea Vee remains in Tor-
tola as evidence to be used against
the four men charged with han-
dling stolen goods, but it's not in
any danger, he explained.
"I called Inspector Howe con-
cerned about the fact that there are
no batteries in my boat now and I
was worried about the bilge pumps
not working," he said. "Howe said
it would be taken care of and not
to worry."
St. Thomas Connection?
Howe's investigation is continu-
ing, with a possible connection
to St. Thomas marine criminals,
however, officials were not willing
to comment on the U.S. Virgin Is-
lands connection, according to the
The criminals weren't just a few

cording to Doran.
"They had stripped the com-
puter, the propellers and the low-
er unit from the Scarab which is
worth about $15,000," he said.
"They knew exactly what they
were doing. They were very slick
and organized."
The whole ordeal might have
been a blessing in disguise as the
criminals have been caught, Doran
"For me, in one sense, it's al-
most a blessing that my boat was
stolen because now they are doing
something about these guys who
come over and steal boats," he
said. "The BVI police were excel-
lent. A big thank you to Inspector

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The weather was hot and clear -it was a mob
scene along the parade route -I could not believe
the number of local troupes! Even though I was
enjoying my AC at home, I shared the excitement
with those in the hot sun!
Whew! What a lot of organizing goes into mak-
ing sure that it all goes off "pretty much" on time.
The committee is drained, I'm sure!
Governor John deJongh was present at all major
events even though he is coping with our problems
daily, plus traveling to the states. We appreciate
seeing his smiling face. It can't be easy, being in
three places at once!
Rumors Fly and Drivers React Quickly
Apparently, radio-talk shows hinted that Domi-
no Gas was running low -and guess what! Ev-
eryone raced to the E&C Gas Station -the four
lines practically closed off the Pine Peace road.
But it was only a rumor -so, the day after the
mad rush, it was business as usual. Moral -al-
ways check out rumors before repeating them! No,
they're not engaged, no, she's not expecting and
Bertha went north of us!
New Restaurant To Open
It was once "Miss Lilly's" grocery store, and the
last endeavor was "Tage." Now, it will reopen with
Chef Walter Hinds as owner! Good luck and best
wishes -can't wait to hear the sultry music.
Hooray for Reopening
Citizens' Integration Team
Helen Simon is the perfect leader of the com-
mittee. We will expect to see auxiliary police of-
ficers controlling the speeding trucks and spilling
cement mixers. Neighborhood watch programs

will be renewed -it worked before, now we need
to eliminate crime again!
St. John Montessori School
Will Bring More Good Education
I hope that Alvis Christian's health will improve
with the new school opening at his John's Folly
Learning Institute. This will be an exciting ven-
What a Joy To See So Many St. Johnians
Whether they're here for the Festival or sum-
mer vacation, it means so much to have old friends
remember you, and stop to chat about how it used
to be.
Captain Vic Sewer will be Honored
As "The Creek" Is Named For Him
Handsome, full of charm and an expert on boats,
Captain Vic was a wonderful St. Johnian. He en-
joyed tormenting me when I "ran" the ferry boats
in the early 60s. Miss Elaine Sprauve really was
in charge, thank heaven, but she thought I should
have a title when I worked for the St. John Cor-
Vic and his wife Huldah wanted to open a dance
hall on the lower part of Tamarind Court, which
they owned.
I was complimented when they asked me to help
decorate it. Fish nets covered the ceiling -the
first party was their own 25th wedding anniver-
sary. They always gave great parties in their home
on the street above, but this celebration was very
special. Those were the days!
It Is Helen Simon's Birthday
Wow! A full page in Tradewinds from the family
and Matilda (a sweet spaniel). I wonder what her
comments were when she saw the paper?

Fourth of July Parade Winners

Caneel 1st Place (photo, left)
Westin 2nd Place
~- Shaka Zulu 1st Place
Love City Show Girls 2nd Place

St. Thomas Majorettes 1st Place
Charming Twirlers 2nd Place

Indians 1st Place

Love City Leapers 1st Place
Middle Age Majorettes 2nd Place

Chester Brady 1st Place

Steel Band
Pan In Motion 1st Place
Love City Pan Dragons 2nd Place

Wha's Happ'nin"

by Sis Frank

An Exciting Festival and Parade

St. John Tradewinds, July 14-20, 2008 5

St John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

NOAA scientist Bryan DeAngelis, above, inspects a
baby shark before tagging and releasing the animal. A
second shark swims nearby, above right.

St. John Shark Week: Researchers

Studying Juvenile Sharks

By Jaime Elliott
St John Tradewinds
While the word shark usually
conjures up images of "Jaws," the
juvenile sharks researchers are
studying in the waters around St.
John rarely grow larger than one
But their diminutive size doesn't
make these sharks any less impor-
tant to the ecosystem, as a healthy
juvenile shark population is a clear
indication of habitat health.
While large hatcheries like Tam-
pa Bay are extensively studied,
surprisingly little is known about
smaller hatcheries like Coral Bay
and Fish Bay, explained Bryan
A scientist with the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-

istration, DeAngelis, along with
Greg Skomal, a researcher with
the Massachusetts Division of Ma-
rine Fisheries, were on island last
week tagging juvenile sharks and
installing electronic monitoring
devices. The two were assisted by
16-year-old intern Ian Bouyoucos
from New York.
Their research was not funded
by the Commonwealth of Mas-
sachusetts or NOAA, but through
small grants which DeAngelis and
Skomal wrote themselves.
All Volunteer Work
"We're not getting paid for this
or anything," said DeAngelis. "It's
all volunteer. We're doing this be-
cause it needs to be done."
A former Virgin Islands resident,
DeAngelis' interest in juvenile

sharks was piqued after working
with them in the northeast.
"I used to live in St. Croix and
I went back to graduate school in
Rhode Island," said DeAngelis. "I
was working in a shark lab in Nar-
ragansett and NOAA approached
me to expand their nursery project
to Puerto Rico. But I wanted to
bring it to the Virgin Islands."
DeAngelis began his first formal
research on juvenile sharks, focus-
ing on overall population numbers,
in 2003.
While DeAngelis spotted many
species of sharks in the waters
off St. John -including Carib-
bean reef, scallop hammerhead,
great hammerhead and sharp nose
sharks -his research is focusing
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Students Enjoy Educational Fun at VIERS Summer Eco-Camps

By Barbara Winch
St John Tradewinds
As the dog days of summer drag on, chil-
dren throughout the territory are anxiously
awaiting the start of summer eco-camps at
the Virgin Islands Environmental Resource
Station (VIERS) at Lameshur Bay.
Open to students between the ages of 7
and 14, the three-day eco-camps are spon-
sored by the Friends of the V.I. National
VIERS, managed by the non-profit orga-
nization Clean Islands International and the
University of the Virgin Islands, is an ex-
tremely popular place for students to spend
a weekend during the summer learning
about their environment through interactive
lessons and activities.
This year marks the ninth year the eco-
camps have been offered on the island's
remote south shore where campers stay in
cabins on the property, located a short walk
from Lameshur Bay.
The camps are run by Randy Brown,
executive director of Clean Islands Inter-
national and VIERS administrator, Hilary
Maynard, VIERS environmental education
coordinator, trained counselors and educa-
tors and many volunteers.
Environmental Education
and V.I. History
Five camp sessions run from July 14
though July 30, with each two-night, three-
day session packed with fun and educational
activities for the students.
The camp sessions focus on environmen-
tal education and the history and culture of
the Virgin Islands, explained Maynard.
VIERS instruction teaches the students
sustainable environmental practices which
they can use to protect, preserve and con-
serve natural resources to make the Virgin
Islands a place of beauty for years to come,
Maynard added.
To learn these concepts, the students

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Students at VIERS learn first-hand about their environment, above.

participate in hands-on activities such as
gardening and composting. They will also
study tropical ecology and participate in
marine lab work and experiments, Maynard
Campfire Stories Under the Stars
But it's not all science and landscaping.
Campers also swim, snorkel and hike the
Yawzi Point Trail during their three-day
stay. At night, the fun continues with marsh-
mallows to roast and stories to tell around
the campfire under the stars.
"We receive a lot of students from St.
John and St. Thomas, and even some from
St. Croix," said Maynard. "The camps are
funded for Virgin Islands'residents."
Funding for local children means that any
student who goes to school in the Virgin Is-

mer for free, Maynard explained.
With sponsorship from Disney, Innovative
Telephone, the Lana Vento Charitable Trust,
FirstBank, Chevron Caribbean and Wind-
sor Land Holdings, Friends of the VINP
officials were able to raise enough funds to
send 120 children to VIERS eco-camps this
summer, according to the Friends ofVINP's
development director Karen Brady.
The eco-camps fulfill the Friends' mis-
sion to support environmental education for
territorial students, Brady explained.
Making Children Healthier
"Over the past three years, we've tried
hard to work on environmental education
programs for our kids starting from very
young through their college years," said
Brady. "We support a continuum of envi-

lands during the year is sponsored to go to ronmental education through those years
one camp session at VIERS during the sum- and the eco-camps fill an educational need

for the summer."
A recent study released by the National
Park Service extolling the health benefits of
children spending time outdoors reenforces
the Friends' commitment to supporting out-
door education, Brady added.
"The 'Children In Nature Report,' which
the NPS put out a few months ago confirms
spending time in nature benefits everyone,
especially children," said Brady. "Spending
time outdoors makes children healthier in
every major way -physically, intellectu-
ally, emotionally, socially and spiritually."
As the nation faces a childhood obesity
crisis, even the Center for Disease Control
is urging children to spend time in the out-
doors, Brady added.
Combating Childhood Obesity
"Information from the CDC explains
how children playing in a natural setting
can combat the obesity epidemic," she said.
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The cost of riding a ferry from Cruz Bay, above, to Red Hook rose to $6.10 each way
last week.

Ferry Fare Fuel Surcharge in Effect -

Operators Want Protection of Franchise

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
Brother can you spare a dime?
The new fares for ferry passen-
ger service between St. Thomas-St.
John -a $1.10 increase to $6.10
for a one-way, full-fare ticket from
Cruz Bay to Red Hook -went
into effect July 7, but fares could
be going up again early in 2009.
The V.I. Public Services Com-
mission has approved a full rate
study for ferry operators Varlack
Ventures and Transportation Ser-
vices which PSC officials said
should be completed by January
In their petition to the PSC, the
ferry operators asked for a fuel
surcharge while the rate study was
being completed to help them deal
with a reported 300 percent in-
crease in fuel costs.
With a fuel surcharge approved,
the ferry operators will be asking
the PSC to protect their franchise
rights, according to Attorney Clau-
dette Ferron who represents the
The PSC will be asked to pro-
tect the ferry franchisees'exclusive
right to carry passengers between
St. Thomas and St. John, Atty. Fer-
ron told St. John Tradewinds.
In seeking a rate increase, the
ferry operators complained that
most of its riders paid reduced
fares and that casual riders and
tourists were the majority of the
full-fare passengers.
The ferry operators also had cit-
ed a drop-off in commuter traffic
in requesting schedule reductions

-including the elimination of a
morning run between Red Hook
and Cruz Bay -to help deal with
the rapidly-rising fuel prices.
The PSC allowed the ferry com-
panies to eliminate most daily runs
to Charlotte Amalie and two eve-
ning trips between Cruz Bay and
Red Hook.
Construction Commuters
While the major construction
projects on St. John continue to be
blamed for the crush of workers
traveling between St. Thomas and
St. John at peak hours, an informal
survey finds workers on the ma-
jor projects represent only a small
portion of the hundreds of daily
While the three projects are in
different stages of construction,
less than 200 workers currently are
employed at Grande Bay, Sirenusa
and Pond Bay construction sites,
according to spokespersons.
50-60 Grande Bay Workers
Grande Bay has between 50 and
60 people working on the four-
building project, according to Bill
Terry, president of builder Breck-
enridge Homes.
Workers are "just finishing up"
interior work on the upper two
buildings of condominiums and
work on the two lower condomini-
um buildings across the road from
Cruz Bay beach should be com-
plete in 90 days, Terry added.
The steel structure in the Grande
Bay project adjacent to Lavender
Hill condominiums will be built
out as residential space as early
as January 2009, according to the

Excavation has been complet-
ed and construction started on
the fourth part of the project, the
"amenities" building for the devel-
opment, adjacent to the Gallows
Point Cemetery across from the
beach, Terry added.
30-35 Sirenusa Workers
The Sirenusa condominium
project overlooking Cruz Bay has
a workforce of 30 to 35 people per
day, according to developer Carlo
The workforce is finishing the
units from the top entrance to hill-
side project overlooking Enighed
Pond with views to St. Thomas.
The larger steel-frame buildings
planned for the lower portion of
the five-acre project
Closings have already taken
place on a number of million dol-
lar units in both Grande Bay and
"You can't sit back and wait for
people to come to St. John to buy,"
Marzano said. "There is a market
-how you get results out of that
market is another matter."
Pond Bay Project
Site work is still continuing on
the Pond Bay project on the beach
at Chocolate Hole on the south
shore of St. John east of the Wes-
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Currently, the workforce is
employed in preparing the site
for construction. A spokesperson
could not be reached to answer
how many people are expected to
be employed on the project during
the construction phase.

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left to be sure they were in good
physical shape, and had no medi-
cal problems of any kind," said
Two of the donkeys which were
shipped to St. Croix were preg-
nant, according to a Virgin Islands
Daily News article.
Race horse expert, Joe Palm-
interi who owns Cruz Bay Ca-
nines, Cats and Critters, made a
comparison to horse racing.
"It is fine to race a pregnant
horse in a racing event," said Pal-
Tourist Attraction
The free roaming donkey groups
of St. John are also a significant
hit with tourists, with local shops
selling stuffed animal "donkeys"
which wear a "St. John" label. Pic-
tures of the St. John donkeys are
found on numerous Internet web
sites, brochures and other publica-
Three of the eight donkeys in
the June 25 transport belonged to
Dana Barlett, owner of Carolina
Corral. Two of them had sustained
injuries as a result of being hit by
cars. A third, a female named "Lil-
ly," had previously experienced
trouble giving birth, according to
If she becomes pregnant again,
specialized medical help will be
needed, Barlett added.
"The rest of the ones that went,
just walked in to the corral when I
opened it," said Barlett.
The stable owner was initially
contacted by an official of the
Department of Agriculture on St.

John about sending the donkeys to
St. Croix, she explained.
"It was going to happen one
way or the other, so I decided to
help out, and be sure things went
smoothly, and that's what hap-
pened," Barlett said. "There was
no forcing, no trauma to the don-
Equine Specialist On-hand
Once arriving on St. Croix the
donkeys were professionally cared
for by University of the Virgin Is-
lands Cooperative Extension Ser-
vice Agent Sue Lakos, who was
on hand to help unload them at the
This was the third year Lakos,
who holds a degree in Animal Sci-
ence with an equine specialization,
was placed in charge of the don-
keys' well being before and during
the race.
"They were immediately isolat-
ed and examined by Veterinarian
Bethany Bradford, who admin-
istered tetanus immunizations to
each animal, and implanted micro-
ID chips as needed," said Lakos,
who added that two of the donkeys
already had the ID chips.
Lakos and Bradford were aware
that two of the donkeys were preg-
nant before they were transported.
"The hope is there will be no
further need in the future to bring
donkeys from St. John to St. Croix
for cultural events," said Lakos.
St. Croix culture bearers want
to re-establish the once thriving,
donkey population, which seems
to have disappeared from the big
Continued on Page 18

Several of the island's
signature free-roaming don-
keys, like this mother and
young one at right, were
shipped to St. Croix last

--I -

Photo by Dr. Caroline S. Rogers

Donkeys Sent to St. Croix To Race Are

Cared for and Scheduled for Adoption

By Susan Mann
St John Tradewinds
Eight of the island's iconic wild
donkeys were sent to St. Thomas
on June 25, where they were then
shipped to St. Croix to participate
in the annual Emancipation Day
Classic Donkey Derby race.
After the race, the donkeys were
slated to be available for St. Croix
adoptions. The donkey race, which
included 23 donkeys, took place
on Sunday, June 29, at Paul Joseph
Stadium in Frederiksted.
The annual St. Croix race was
organized by the community group
"The Gentlemen of Jones," along
with the "Yesterday, Today and
Tomorrow" Emancipation Com-
mittee, according to an article in
the Virgin Islands Daily News.
After reading the newspaper ac-
count some St. John residents ex-
pressed concern about the donkeys
leaving the island.
Residents Question
Donkey Transport
The scant information in the
newspaper, which accompanied
a front page photo, left many un-
answered questions about how the
decision was made, who had the
authority to make decisions about
the wild donkeys, and why the
choice was made to send them to
St. Croix.
St. John Veterinarian Dr. Jan
Perkins wondered whether the
donkeys had received basic medi-
cal examinations before they were
"They should have at least re-
ceived an examination before they

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V.I.N.P. Tackling Termites and Other Pests

By Jaime Elliott
St John Tradewinds
From drug runners to illegal alien smugglers, V.I. National
Park officials face a number of threats to the resources they
are charged to protect as well as to the safety of residents
and visitors, but termites?
The native insect is just one of the pests VINP officials
will learn how to best handle at a three day Integrated Pest
Management (IPM) workshop next month.
IPM is a broad category covering all non-native invasive
species as well as native pests, explained VINP natural re-
source manger Thomas Kelley.
"What is a pest," Kelley said. "The definition is really
broad. It involves all non-native species by definition, in-
cluding plants and animals and even something like a virus
or bacterium."
Several years ago the pink hibiscus mealy bug was a huge
problem for park rangers, Kelley explained as an example.
Native and Non-native Species
"In addition to all those invasive species, pests also in-
clude native things such as cockroaches," he said. "It's re-
ally a broad kind of thing."
The August 5-7 workshop will be led by the National
Park Service's southeast regional IPM coordinator, an in-
structor from the University of the Virgin Islands' coopera-
tive extension services and a facility manager from a state-
side National Park.
The workshop will focus on the best way to deal with
pests in the park in the least harmful way possible, accord-
ing to Kelley.
"The goal is to manage these pest species on our public
lands, historic structures, NPS residences and offices in the
most safe and effective method for the visitor, the resident
and the resource," he said.
IPM is not about eliminating a species, but usually comes
down to making the right decision, Kelley added.
"It's basically a decision-making process to work with

St John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
VINP officials will brush up on dealing with pests
in the park including this aboreal termite nest near
Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins.

pests in the park," he said. "We want to do the least harmful
thing to handle the problem."
In addition to insects, park officials have their hands full

with a number of invasive species including non-native roof
rats, added Kelley.
Crack and Crevice Treatments
"We try to do effective crack and crevice treatments,
where you add a barrier so the pest can't gain entry into a
building," he said. "If we prevent their entry then we don't
have the problems when they grow bigger and reproduce.
If you put a bit of money up front using the IPM principles,
then you save money later."
Goats, chickens, sheep and donkeys also pose problems
to VINP resources and visitors, the natural resource man-
ager added.
"We aren't anti-mammal," said Kelley. "People have a
right to own them and that is a great thing. It's when they
are released accidentally and they establish breeding popu-
lations in the park that they become a problem."
And don't forget about those pesky termites, both the sub-
terranean and arboreal types.
Environmentally Key Species
"Termites pose a really special issue to the park because
they facilitate decomposition of wood and cellulose mat-
ter and are really key environmentally speaking," said the
natural resource manager. "They are native and extremely
important, so we don't want to just wipe them out."
"We just want to humanely keep them from our struc-
tures," Kelley continued.
Although the workshop is not open to the public, officials
from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources,
the Department of Public Works and all VINP concessions
are taking part.
"This is for everyone," Kelley said. "We are trustees of
this land, but the land is owned by everyone in the Virgin
Islands andAmerica. We want the visitor to be safe, the resi-
dent to be safe and the resource to be protected in the most
sensitive way possible."
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After two weeks on St. Croix, two dozen youth from around
the U.S. with the Over Land program -joined by a few young
Virgin Islanders returned to St. John for the second year
in a row to perform public service projects for two days. As
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DOE'S Summer Maintenance

Work Proceeding On Schedule

By Barbara Winch
St. John Tradewinds
"School's out for the summer,"
is the joyous cry heard by students
all over St. John each June.
As students enjoy their summer
vacation, Department of Educa-
tion contractors are hard at work
repairing, upgrading and doing
general maintenance for the up-
coming school year.
Joseph Sibilly, the deputy su-
perintendent for the St. Thomas/
St. John School District, is in
charge of operations and facilities.
His goal this summer is to get all
the schools ready in time for next
school year and so far they are
right on schedule, he explained.
"Work started on June 16, as
soon as the students were done,"
Sibilly said. "Everything is on
schedule, and the work will defi-
nitely be done by the time school
Refurbishing JESS Bathrooms
Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz
Bay is receiving major renovations
this summer, according to Sibilly.
All of the bathrooms, for both
faculty and students, are being
completely refurbished with new
tiles, partitions and fixtures, he ex-
The main building at JESS will
receive electrical upgrades, new
hand railings on the second floor,
and six new air conditioning units,
according to the DOE deputy su-
Along with these renovations,

general maintenance such as re-
placing worn ceiling tiles and
painting is also planned, Sibilly
The JESS Annex will also be
getting a lot of repair work and
general upgrade. The roof, win-
dows, and plumbing will all be re-
paired before the new school year,
explained Sibilly.
Guy Benjamin School in Coral
Bay will be receiving its share of
work as well. Electrical upgrades
and two new air conditioning units
will be in place when September
comes, according to Sibilly.
Several air conditioning units
will be serviced and general main-
tenance will take place on the en-
tire building, he added.
GBS Getting New Sewage
Treatment System
DOE officials are also trying
to install a new sewage treatment
plant system at GBS, Sibilly said.
Work on the system began last
year and while the design is com-
plete, officials are waiting for EPA
approval to move forward with in-
stallation, Sibilly explained.
Bids for janitorial services,
landscaping, pest control, and fire
safety contracts are expected to be
back by July 14 or 15, according to
the deputy superintendent.
Once all the bids are reviewed,
contractors will be chosen. Work
is expected to begin around Au-
gust 1 and be completed in time
for school to start at the end ofAu-
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Part-time St. John Couple Sets

World Record at North Pole


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By Susan Mann
St John Tradewinds
Lyndy Burdet and Heinz Fis-
cher, avid sailors and scuba divers,
first came to St. John more than 30
years ago.
Burdet and Fischer -now ages
76 and 79 respectively -knew
they wanted to live in Love City
at least part of the year in order
to spend more time exploring the
territory's waters. The couple then
spent 11 years constructing their
home in Coral Bay.
While that amount of activity
would be enough to occupy the
time of most people in their gold-
en years, for Burdet and Fischer, it
was just the tip of the iceberg!
On April 12, the two explorers
broke a world record as the old-
est couple to ski to the North Pole.
They have since learned the ex-
pedition will qualify them for in-
clusion in the renowned Guinness
Book of World Records in that
The couple's latest adventure be-
gan when they flew from the U.S.
mainland to Oslo, Norway, then on
to another Norwegian city. Next,
they flew to Spitzbergen island, lo-
cated offthe coast of Norway.
Russian Cargo Jet Ride
Burdet and Fischer then boarded
a Russian cargo jet to the seasonal
ice camp Barneo, which is situ-
ated about one degree south of the
North Pole. The two were finally
lowered from a helicopter onto a
sheet of ice.
The couple had set a goal to
reach the North Pole within one
day. The couple was able to suc-
cessfully ski the 6.39 kilometers,
or about four miles, to stand on the
North Pole.
Even with careful planning and
the best physical conditioning,
many trekkers to the North Pole
are not successful.
After six months of complete
darkness, sunlight returns to the
North Pole at the end of March.
During the month of April, it is
typically light 24-hours a day at
the Pole.
This is because the sun circles
around the top of the planet, and
the North Pole region is literally
at the very top of the world. Wind
chill temperatures can drop to as
low as minus 75 degrees Fahren-
heit there.
One Month Window
It is only during the month of
April each year, that the ice is

strong enough to land a cargo jet
and build a camp. The ice starts to
break apart the following month.
Dense fog, ice ridges up to 30
feet tall and open water can make
it very difficult to locate a poten-
tial path through the ice.
The Australian guide who trav-
eled with the couple on their re-
cord-breaking journey had to carry
a loaded gun in the unlikely event
they had an unpleasant encounter
with a polar bear.
Fortunately for the small group,
and especially the polar bears who
call the area home, that did not
Unpredictable Weather
The weather is known for being
completely unpredictable through-
out the region, and the weather
immediately before and after the
couple's trip stopped several in-
dividuals in their tracks, unable to
travel further.
"It is important to realize that
the North Pole is water surrounded
by land, and therefore the Pole is
always drifting," said Burdet.
Documenting this fact, the cou-
ple took a photo of their GPS upon
arriving at the Pole which read ex-
actly 90 degrees. To their delight,
the couple saw that they were situ-
ated, for a few brief moments, on
the North Pole.
"Within 10 minutes the Pole
had moved and we had to find it
again," said Burdet. "During our
21-hour stay at the Pole we had
drifted about four kilometers from
the original spot."
The week before they reached
the North Pole, Burdet and Fischer

met two people who had already
tried and failed.
Lucky Drifting
"They started about 25 kilo-
meters from the Pole," she said.
"After five days ofvigorous skiing
they were actually located 31 kilo-
meters from the Pole. They never
made it to the Pole because of the
drift caused by the wind."
"That is where we were very
lucky," she added.
Camp Barneo, at 89 degrees
north, is built and run by the Rus-
sians each year which entails men
and equipment being dropped onto
the ice sheet from planes to build
the landing runway.
"Without the Russians there
would be no possibility for scien-
tists and explorers to be there or to
try to ski to the North Pole," said
Fischer. "In the summer time the
nuclear ice breaker Yamal is able
to crush through the ice and sail
to the Pole. Most people visit the
Pole by this means."
"Very few people were able to
ski to the Pole this year," said Bur-
Burdet and Fischer are keep-
ing mum about plans for the next
few month, because not only is it
bad luck to talk about their next
endeavor, there is no way to know
if they will accomplish their next
goal, the two explained.
The best thing about reaching
the top of the world was doing it
together, according to Burdet.
"We love each other," she said.
"It doesn't get any better than
reaching the North Pole with your

St John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Burdet and Fisher

The happy couple announces to the world where they
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Del. Christensen Launches Campaign for Seventh House Term on St. John

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
It could be a lucky coincidence,
but V.I. Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen launched her
campaign for her seventh term in
Washington on the same U.S. Vir-
gin Island where she launched her
first campaign in 1996.
In an informal announcement
ceremony at The Balcony restau-
rant on the shore of Cruz Bay on
Monday morning, July 7, Del.
Christensen reviewed the most
recent accomplishments ofher of-
fice and outlined future efforts in
Washington, D.C., which would
help each of the U.S. Virgin Is-
lands and the territory as a whole.
"I won't give up until the St.
John school is a reality," Del.
Christensen said of her efforts to
have the federal government pro-
vide land for a new island school
on National Park Service land on
Rte. 10 in Estate Catherineberg.
The delegate has sponsored
legislation enabling a lease of the
proposed site between the V.I.
and U.S. governments while Gov.
John deJongh has promoted a plan
to swap V.I. government-owned
land on St. Croix with the National
Park Service for the Catherineberg
Increased Role for Delegates
While touting the increased vis-
ibility for the U.S. Virgin Islands
which comes with her seniority in
the U.S. House of Representatives,
including committee chairman-
ships and voting power in commit-
tee, Del. Christensen promised to
build on efforts to give delegates a
bigger role in the House of Repre-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, with husband Chris, on St. John -
where she announced her first bid for the office in 1996.

"The V.I. is becoming a more
important player," the delegate
said. "I look forward, given the
honor and privilege, to being part
of an agenda of change."
In addition to moving legislation
on children's health insurance to a
vote in 2009, Christensen said her
agenda includes supporting "eco-
nomic policy that lifts the poor,
comprehensive education reform
and an end to the war in Iraq."
Del. Christensen said she would
continue to focus on moving the

Puerto Rico status debate forward
and moving the V.I. Constitution
through Congress for a vote by the
people of the Virgin Islands.
Christensen Switches to Obama
Del. Christensen dealt with what
remains one of her most sensitive
re-election issues early on in her
presentation when she spoke of
her enthusiasm for the candidacy
ofSen. BarackObama afterhaving
stuck by her early pledge to sup-
port Sen. Hillary Clinton through
the primaries.
The V.I. delegate took a lot of

criticism from V.I. Democrats for
her continued support of Sen. Clin-
ton after the territory voted heav-
ily for Obama. Christensen said
she kept her 2007 commitment to
Clinton through the primaries "in
large part because of all the sup-
port she (and President Clinton)
has given the territory."
After meeting with Obama
two weeks ago, Del. Christensen
praised the Illinois Senator for
bringing "a lot of energy and new
people" to the Democratic Party.
"Long before we get to Denver,

"The V.I. is becom-
ing a more important
player. I look forward,
given the honor and
privilege, to being
part of an agenda of
Del. Donna Christensen

the Democrats will be in lock-step
marching," Del. Christensen said.
Federal Transportation Funds
As the rumble of ferry boats
floated into the open-air restau-
rant, St. John Administrator Leo-
na Smith asked Del. Christensen
about federal assistance for inter-
island ferry companies struggling
with steadily increasing fuel pric-
The Delegate assured the top
St. John official of the deJongh
Administration that her office has
already secured federal transpor-
tation funding for ferry service
which should be coming through
the V.I. government and that ad-
ditional federal funding could be
Del. Christensen reported that
her long-time St. John campaign
chairman, Alvis Christian of Es-
tate Hard Labor, was recuperating
from a recent illness and would be
returning to the territory to head
her Love City campaign.
Although no official opponent
for Christensen has surfaced, there
are rumblings on St. Thomas that
V.I. Senator Shawn Michael Ma-
lone may enter the race.


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Summer Trends and New Bikini Looks

By Vern Tonge
St. John Tradewinds
The days getting hotter, the
clothes getting thinner, and hem
lines getting shorter are sure signs
that summer is here and it's time to
hit the beach!
On our pristine white sand
beaches, you will find asymmetri-
cal designs, geometric and African
prints. Tankinis, itsy- bitsy bikinis,
and cut-a-way swimsuits are just
some of the trends for 2008, which
totally redefine "beach chic," with
bold, tropical colors.
There is also a revival of the
more conservative retro 1940s and
50s styles including the one-piece
suit, which is often more flattering
than a bikini.
This summer's trends have
something for every inclination.
Most notable this season is the
bandeau top, which is back in style
and best worn with boy shorts or
skimpy bikini bottoms.
Classic white ensembles are be-
ing re-invented with the newest
designer craze -eyelets, which
are being injected with lots of col-
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Sexier than a one-piece and less
revealing than a bikini, the cut-
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tive, giving more coverage around
the stomach area while providing
a larger tanning area than a one-
Redefining Classic
Embellishments, such as fring-
es, applique, Swarovski crystals,
beads and bows can be seen adorn-
ing swimsuit bottoms and tops this
season, truly re-defining the "clas-
sic" suit.
One practical development in
this season's swimwear trend is
the inclusion of the reversible biki-
nis, such as Vitamin A's Exotique
shimmer print reversible halter bi-
kini top.
The perfectly chic beach en-
semble would not be complete
without a statement-making ac-
cessory. Caftan dresses, sarongs,
wide brimmed hats or fashionable
panama hats, not forgetting styl-
ish necklaces, beads and earrings
are needed to create the "complete

look" this season.
Underwear Becomes Outerwear
Lingerie inspired clothing is the
"in" thing now. This was first in-
troduced late in the eighties when
Madonna wore her body-shaping
bustier. Now, with the evolution
of fashion and a shift away from
the corsetry and structured tight-
fitting forms, this season's trends
flow, drape and fall in seductive
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Wilkerson took the 1st runner
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the prizes for Mr. Photogenic, Mr.
Congeniality and Best Swimwear
from the line-up of delegates from
five other Caribbean islands, in-
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C C0 Paws for a sMoment

0 1 Cockfighting: Training Ground for Violence

By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
In 2004 when the Virgin Islands Legislature fi-
nally passed the anti-cruelty to animals bill after
many years of unsuccessful attempts, the issue of
including cockfighting was debated and discussed
in great detail.
To include cockfighting would stop this bill from
passing, many thought. The incidents of animal
abuse were so great that in the territory animal shel-
ters decided to focus on that.
Since that time, particularly in light of the Michael
Vick dog-fighting issue, it has become apparent that
both dog fighting and cockfighting are deeply re-
lated to creating and sustaining violent behavior in
human beings.
One of the biggest arguments in allowing cock-
fighting to continue was that it was considered a
part of the local culture. Slavery, sadly and regret-
tably, was also a part of the culture and we all know
that was dead wrong and has resulted in suffering
and issues that we still struggle with today.
At the base of it was a sick "power and control"
of violent behavior over those weaker or less for-
Long History of Cockfights
The first fighting roosters arrived in 1492 when
Christopher Columbus landed on what became the
Dominican Republic, according to historical pub-
The Greeks, Romans, and others were said to
have held rooster fights. They continue to be popu-
lar today in Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Puerto
Rico, especially in the countryside among the poor.
In the Dominican Republic some argue that cock-
fighting is a custom ofnational identity. This is usu-
ally among men who say it is "in the blood" for men
as warriors and competitors.
When the issue of cockfighting was approached
many people stated that there were much more
pressing concerns than whether a rooster was being
treated humanely!
In the Dominican Republic, 40 percent of the
population lives below the poverty line. Quite of-
ten, Sundays consist of men playing baseball and
attending cockfights -while the women go to
church. The very young children will attend the
A Cycle of Violence Is Maintained
Cockfighting becomes a training ground for vio-
lence in children.
In countries where there is a high poverty rate and
a sense ofhopelessness and anger at life's injustices,
people look for ways to "feel powerful and in con-
trol" often to those smaller and less-powerful.
This is the basis of bullying behavior. Human
beings have defense mechanisms for coping with
life's adversities, in "fight or flight" patterns ofbe-
Unfortunately, the use of animals in "blood
sports" seems to fill this psychological need for

some people.
It was once considered appropriate for men to
beat their wives and children. We all know how this
violence has seriously and negatively impacted our
present day society.
People will rationalize any behavior, so that they
can condone it's continuance. Culture and tradition
are nearly always ways for people to hang on to un-
acceptable behavior.
Negative Impacts of Cockfighting
There are some good reasons to ban cockfighting
or at least understand the detriment to our commu-
nity in condoning it. The American Association of
Veterinary's stand is that cockfighting it is cruel.
Tens of thousands of people are involved in cock-
fighting in the United States, according to the Hu-
mane Society.
When birds are finished being forced to fight,
they are held in each other's faces until they grow
angry and fight again, which usually results in the
death of one or both of the birds.
A typical cockfight can last anywhere from sev-
eral minutes to more than half an hour.
The birds, even those who do not die, suffer in
cockfights. The birds cannot escape regardless of
how exhausted or injured they become.
Punctured lungs, broken bones and pierced eyes
are some usual results. Such severe injuries occur
because the birds'legs are usually fitted with razor-
sharp steel blades or with gaffs, which resemble
three-inch curved ice picks. These artificial spurs
are designed to puncture and mutilate.
Law enforcement officials have discovered cock-
fights are a good place to find wanted criminals.
Stabbings, shootings, rapes, drug dealing, and ille-
gal gambling have all occurred at cockfights.
Unbelievably, children are still routinely taken to
these events. Is it not evident at this point how these
cockfights are training grounds for violent behavior
in children?
The good news is that 47 states have now banned
cockfighting. Thirty states did so in 1800. Unfortu-
nately, however, cockfighting is still condoned and
easily accepted here in the Virgin Islands.
Many of the young boys are involved with it at
a young age. Roosters are "bagged" and a good
amount of time is put into "creating" a fighting
The Lt. Governor's wife, Cheryl Francis, is pas-
sionately promoting a wonderful "Stop The Bleed-
ing" program to end violent behavior amongst the
territory's youth.
We cannot possibly curb violent behavior yet
continue with these "blood sports."
Cockfighting is, without a doubt, a training
ground for bullying, street fighting and the violence
we see escalating in our communities.
The question is will we open our vision on this
subject for the good of our children, or continue to
accept these "blood sports" as a training ground for


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Visitor Thanks Sol at Royal Caribbean for Great Service

I wanted to let you know about a wonderful experi-
ence I had buying a Movado watch for my girlfriend
from Sol at the Royal Caribbean store in St. John
I had visited in late May with my girlfriend, and
she had tried on the Movado Esperanza, and loved
it. I was not ready to purchase it because we were
on vacation and the trip was very expensive, so I had
sticker shock.
However once we returned to Boston, Massachu-
setts, my girlfriend still had her mind set on that
watch. In fact, that exact watch. I was able to get in
touch with Sol, who was extremely patient with this
admittedly fussy buyer.
Sol sent me pictures of the watch and carefully
shipped the watch exactly as I would have done it

myself, if not better. My girlfriend was very pleased
when she saw the watch was brand new, and there-
fore, I was pleased as well.
I did business with Sol because he is trustworthy, as
how else can I agree to purchase an expensive watch
overseas? On top of that, the price offered for the
watch was far less than what I could get in the states.
You'd think I knew Sol before this vacation, but I
never met him, or anyone with his company. Howev-
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expensive item I could not see for myself, I was able
to put all my trust in Sol, and it worked out perfectly.
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Dear Mr. Servant,
On Saturday, May 31, my family rented some kay-
aks from Maho Bay campground and then enjoyed
kayaking out to Whistling Cay. We beached to the
right (as you're looking at the cay from St. John) of
the ruins and did some exploring.
My 14-year-old son, Josiah, quickly spotted an
iguana. He had a bearded dragon as a pet and loves
to interact with lizards of all kinds. Eventually we got
hungry and decided to eat some lunch before snorkel-
ing around the cay.
Within minutes of opening our cooler, we noticed
four iguanas coming towards our kayaks. They were
clearly intersted in our food. This seemed to energize
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Josiah managed to hand feed one of the iguanas.
It was then that my 10-year-old son, Caleb, thought

he'd like to ffed the iguanas, too.
But he was not as familiar with their feeding behav-
ior, did not wait for his brother or I to help him, and
wound up getting bit by one of the animals. The bite
was not severe, but did leave a mark.
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we were vacationing. It was perfect for our needs.
The snorkeling off your beach was excellent it was
the only place we saw squid. What a neat creature
they are!
We also enjoyed meeting and interacting with you.
You were a very warm host and made us feel quite
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location we would love to return to.

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Many Ways for Ferries To Cut Costs and Increase Revenue

The recent demands from the St. Thomas St. John
Ferry Operators outrages my entrepreneurial spirit. It
is a disgrace to know that these two companies are so
near-sighted in their beliefs on how to run a business
profitably that they believe the only way to be suc-
cessful is to raise their rates and demand subsidies.
Basic understanding of business concepts will clear-
ly point to a number of different options. Simply put,
you can increase profitability two ways -increase
revenue or decrease costs. This leads to a number of
different ways of increasing revenue which, yes, does
include raising per person rates in order to increase
total revenue but may also include increasing rider-
ship or even sources of revenue outside ridership such
as bench seat advertising.
One other reason I can see that contributes to the
ferry companies being unsuccessful is that there are
two companies sharing the revenue. Eliminate one
company and allow a single entity to operate as ef-
ficiently as possibly with all of the available revenue
giving them the maximum advantage to succeed. The
route is governed by the PSC so they will not be able
to monopolize their status but will be able to increase
their revenue.
The recent $1.10 increase only helps to feed the
two companies beliefs that they deserve to be bailed
out by someone else instead of being independently
responsible. Instead of offering to raise their rates and
give them cash subsidies we should think about of-
fering to pay for an external audit of these cash based
companies that are claiming poor.
We could also pay for an external operations firm

to help them optimize their schedules and employee
payroll in an effort to look long term at reducing
costs. I apologize for the way this letter does not flow
together smoothly but there are so many ways I can
think of to help make the ferry run successful they
just keep exploding onto paper.
Increase Revenue
Increase per person rates
New Revenue Streams -advertising within/on the
Control cash intake/loss by managing ticket collec-
tion more systematically
Eliminate one company to stop sharing the route
Decrease Costs
Reduce maintenance costs by investing in newer
boats for long term success
Reduce daily fuel costs by investing in newer
Reduce daily fuel by running at optimum speeds
not full throttle
Optimize employees needed to operate the daily
Contract fuel rates beyond the current discount but
not as low as WAPA
This knowledge will hopefully help the ferry com-
panies think beyond handouts and rate increases to
run their businesses. If they cannot think beyond
handouts then I think it is time to let them fail and see
a new business step forward with the entrepreneur-
ial drive and sense to bring a reasonably priced and
safely operated inter-island ferry to the people of the
Virgin Islands.
Josh Slayton

Obama Fundraiser Scheduled for July 26

I have finally arranged for this great fundraiser for
Barack Obama to take place on Saturday July 26 in
Coral Bay across from the old Pickles location
near where 107 meets 10 -from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
All proceeds will be donated to the Barack Obama
It will be a combination yard sale and bake sale,
along with the opportunity to purchase Obama t-shirts
(we have our very own "Virgin Islands for Obama"
attire!) and other Obama items online thanks to Craig
Barshinger who will be on-site that day with his lap-
top to help with purchases.
Much help is needed to make this the best possible
fundraiser, and anyone wishing or willing to help is
gratefully appreciated! Please call Dorie at 693-5706
for further information.

Items needed/requested: tables for set up; people to
help on-site; lots of donations of food; and other yard
sale items.
Anyone available to help with a truck to move a
few large and somewhat heavy items from Dorie's
house (Andy Gordon's "Dinosaur House") in Cala-
bash Boom, Coral Bay to the site early in the morning
of the 26, please let me know!!
Please call Dorie if you can help out in any way at
all. Leave a message with what you can help with,
your name, and your phone number if you get the an-
swering machine.
Thanks, and please do forward this to anyone on
St John/St Thomas you think would be interested in
getting involved.
In Joy & Peace,

St. John Tradewinds, July 14-20, 2008 17

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2

Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 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: 6
Under Investigation: 6
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 46
Under Investigation: 46
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 41
Under Investigation: 41
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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and arrests on St. John.

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on lemon and black tip sharks which are the most pro-
lific in Coral Bay and Fish Bay.
Baby Shark Hatchery
The adult lemon and black tip sharks drop their
pups -between eight and 10 each -in shallow wa-
ter in the bays, explained DeAngelis.
"The adults come in to the shallows and drop their
pups where there is a lot of food for them," said
DeAngelis. "The adults leave and the pups stay for an
amount of time."
After DeAngelis' initial research, Skomal got in-
volved with the project and the two expanded the
scope of their work.
"Greg became interested in the work and then it
grew into 'how long do they stay,"' said DeAngelis.
"We also looked at intra-species usage of the habi-
The two published a report of their work in the
scientific journal Marine Ecology Progress Series in
April and were able to receive additional grant fund-
ing to continue their research.
Acoustic Telemetry
While on St. John last week, DeAngelis and Skomal
installed acoustic telemetry systems in Fish Bay and
Coral Bay. By placing receivers on the ocean floor
which pick up sound waves and installing transmit-
ters inside the abdominal cavities of baby sharks, the
scientists will be able track the sharks' movements.
"The transmitters pick up the signals from the
baby sharks and store those signals," said DeAngelis.
"Then we can go back and upload the information.
This lets us track how long the juvenile sharks stay in
the bay, where they go and if they return."
There are eight receivers on the sea floor in Coral
Bay, 12 in Fish Bay and several more along the south
shore of St. John, not all of which were installed by
DeAngelis and Skomal. There are several agencies
studying reef fish, juvenile sharks and conch in the
waters off Love City, explained DeAngelis.
In order to install the transmitters, the scientists set
a length of line with easy to set and remove hooks
baited with squid and barracuda. Once a juvenile

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Donkeys Sent to St. Croix To Race

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island, the equine specialist
who owns three donkeys herself
Second Generation Donkeys
This is the third time in recent
years that St. John donkeys have
been shipped to St. Croix.
"There are descendents on St.
Croix today from a group that ar-
rived here in 1993," said Lakos.
Another shipment arrived on St.
Croix in 2006 via Caneel Bay Re-
sort, Lakos added.
"The males in that group were
geldings, meaning they can not re-
produce," she said.
Lakos, who assists the Gentle-
men of Jones committee, is also
intimately involved in the adop-
tion screening process for the St.
John donkeys.
"Potential donkey owners who
complete a lengthy application are

then very carefully screened," said
Lakos, who is personally adopting
two of the eight new arrivals.
Among the requirements for
adoption, the donkeys must remain
available for the committee mem-
bers and/or animal care specialists
to inspect, at any time, following
the adoption, she explained.
In addition to the three donkeys
Lakos is adopting, one will join a
community petting zoo, three are
going to be guarding sheep and
goats in place of guard dogs, and
one has been adopted by a horse
Lakos is glad to be able to help
explain how the donkeys came
to be transported from St. John
to St. Croix, and provide details
about the adoption process, she
Similar to Death Valley Cousins
In a follow up report to a 1998

research study, "The social organi-
zation of feral donkeys (Equus asi-
nus) on a small Caribbean island
(St. John, US Virgin Islands)," Re-
becca Rudman of Colorado State
University observed that St. John
donkeys have formed 18 different
grouping patterns or social units.
The study, which compared the
grouping behaviors of three differ-
ent U.S. groups of feral donkeys,
found that the social organiza-
tion of St. John donkeys is more
similar to that of feral donkeys in
Death Valley than to the stable ha-
rem bands seen in the donkeys on
Ossabaw Island.
The St. John donkeys, as well as
the other two donkey populations
in the study, have adapted modern
day, social groupings from their
ancestral species and the true wild
ass of northern Africa, according
to the study.

Researchers tag a shark with identifica-
black tip or lemon shark was hooked, the researchers
surveyed its health and then either tagged the shark or
installed the transmitter.
Report Tagged Catches
While the scientists hope the species don't get over-
fished, they urge anyone who catches a tagged shark
-even if it's slated for the dinner table -to contact
"We're not anti-fishing people," said Skomal.
"It's important to realize you can allow for a certain
amount of harvest. You have to balance fishing mor-
tality with natural mortality so you still have popula-
tion growth."
"We're just trying to get information and results
from our study," said DeAngelis. "Anyone who
catches one of these sharks won't get into any kind of
trouble. We just want to know."
The juvenile shark study was a true community
effort. Coral Bay Community Council members fa-
cilitated the juvenile shark research, Estate Concor-
dia donated accommodations and the scientists also
used private grant funds to cover the high cost of the
acoustic telemetry systems.
Anyone who catches a tagged or transmitter-
implanted black tip or lemon shark should contact
DeAngelis at bryan.deangelis@noaa.gov, or Skomal
at gskomal@comcast.net.

St. John Tradewinds, July 14-20, 2008 19

All tables come with a view at Cafe Concordia,
which overlooks Saltpond Bay.

Mat Vacharat Takes

Over Cafe Concordia

St. John Tradewinds
Cafe Concordia is now featur-
ing dinner entrees for the sum-
mer created by Mat Vacharat,
former executive chef at some
of the island's finest restaurants
including Asolare, Paradiso,
and Chateau Bordeaux.
The informal outdoor ambi-
ence of Cafe Concordia is a
perfect setting for Chef Vacha-
rat, along with his staff, to
present culinary blends of lo-
cal seafood, grilled steaks, and
vegetarian entrees.
Cafe Concordia, one of the
island's newest restaurants, is
known for its expansive salad
bar with a wide selection of
organic greens and fresh veg-
Be sure to reserve a table
for the two full moon dinners
planned for Friday, July 18, and
Saturday, August 16, featuring

elegant fine dining at "Moon-
light Dinner with Mathayom.".
Each of the full moon dinners
will be a gourmet three-course
feast offered at a fixed price.
These special two nights will
give diners the opportunity to
enjoy the quiet moonlit skies
of Coral Bay while savoring
the unique culinary creations
of some of the finest chefs on
Cafe Concordia, located on
the southeast coast of Coral
Bay near Salt Pond, serves din-
ner Thursday through Saturday
from 5:30 to 8 p.m..
The final night for this season
will be the Moonlight Dinner
with Mathayom on Saturday,
August 16, after which the cafe
will close for two months and
re-open mid-October. For more
information call 693-5855 or
email concordia@maho.org.

St John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Biddle Family
Ben and Downing Biddle announce the birth of Paul Dodge Biddle, who was born
July 1 weighing eight pounds and 14 ounces.

Young Writers Camp Offered at JESS

St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Island Summer Creative Writing Program
is excited to be presenting a Young Writers Camp at
the Julius E. Sprauve School.
VISCWP was founded by Coreen Samuel, a na-
tive St. Johnian, who teaches literacy abroad. Her
mission is to provide cultural literacy to multiple
levels of the community and to awaken the writer in
every young student.
The camp introduces students to the world of
writers and asks them to live the life of a writer. The
camp's staff consists of Youme Landowne, a pub-
lished writer, Tiphanie Yanique, curriculum direc-

tor, and Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, humanities advisor.
The staff will work with students and the com-
munity at large in promoting cultural literacy. Stu-
dents in the camp will have fun while engaging in
art, music, drama, storytelling, poetry, ecology and
The JESS Young Writers Camp, which meets on
Thursdays from noon to 3 p.m, is open to students
in kindergarten through sixth grade and will run
through July 25.
For more information, or to register, call Samuel
at 776-6706 or email: viscwpyoungwriters@yahoo.

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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center
Baha'i Community of St. John
Race Unity Devotions
7:30 p.m. Fridays;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays
776-6316, 776-6254
Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School

Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.
Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard
Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m.,
6p.m. 776-6315
Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays,
10 a.m. Sundays
(no contact information given)
Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45
Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 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

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
an then 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and then 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12 a.m
Leaves Cruz Bay (weekdays) Leaves Cruz Bay (weekends)
7:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m.
3:45 p.m. Leaves Downtown (weekends)
Leaves Downtown (weekdays) 1 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

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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.

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.
Tuesday, July 15, July 22, July 29
The St. John Community Crisis Center's"Sister Circle" meets
at the SJCCC office, located above St. John Ice Company in the
Lumberyard, on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, 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
Friday, July 18
For anyone interested in assisting with victims of domestic vio-
lence, sexual assault or other crimes, free victim's advocacy train-
ing will be conducted on July 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the St. John
Community Crisis Center.
Michelle Joshua-Thompson from the St. Thomas Family Re-
source Center will be the main presenter. This training is vital to
helping victims in our community.
Friday, July 18
V.I. Police Department officials are hosting a town meeting on
Friday, June 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Ursula's Multi-
purpose Center. The purpose of the meeting is to give informa-
tion to residents who want to be involved in Neighborhood Watch
groups and apply for a police auxiliary program.
Saturday, July 19
The American Red Cross is offering a First Aid and CPR course
on St. Thomas on July 19. For more info call 774-0375.
For more information call 643-7728.
Friday, July 25
GERS invites members and retirees to participate in a retirement
workshop on St. John on Friday, July 25, at the Cruz Bay legisla-
ture building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Through July 25
The JESS Young Writers Camp, which meets on Thursdays
from noon to 3 p.m, is open to students in kindergarten through
sixth grade and will run through July 25.
For more information, or to register, call Samuel at 776-6706
or email viscwpyoungwriters@yahoo.com.

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

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

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St. John Police Report

Sunday, July 6 1:30 p.m.- St. John Rescue c/r houstberg resident p/r that he
4:40 p.m. A citizen c/r an in- that there is an unknown male needs police assistance to re-
dividual smoking a possible ille- down in the area of the commu- trieve a V.I. Taxi Association
gal substance in a vehicle in the nication tower on Gift Hill. voucher from a male in Choco-
area of Pastory Gardens. Police 6:15 p.m. A resident p/r that late Hole. Police assistance.
assistance. someone took parts off his ves- 9:20 p.m. An Estate Grun-
5:01 p.m. -Ofc. p/ at Jurgen sel. Grand larceny. wald resident r/ his son is cre-
Command r/ finding marijuana 9:19 p.m. A resident p/r a ating a disturbance at his home.
plants. Police assistance. young female verbally abused Police assistance.
No time given: An Estate Up- her. Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, July 10
per Carrot Bay resident p/r sev- 10:48p.m.-An Estate Enighed 7:15 a.m. -The owner of Don-
eral males have been harassing resident r/ someone removed her key Diner c/r that he was bur-
him. purse from her vehicle. Grand glarized. Burglary in the third.
Monday, July 7 larceny. 10:00 a.m. An Estate Grun-
11:30 a.m. -An Estate Caro- Wednesday, July 9 wald resident p/r that his step-
lina resident p/r that he was as- 7:20 a.m. Fire officials c/r an father is harassing him. Distur-
saulted by a male. Simple as- accident with possible injuries in bance of the peace, D.V.
sault. the area of Centerline Road by 11:10 a.m. The owner of the
Tuesday, July 8 Estate Adrian. Auto accident. Fish Trap c/r a burglary at said
11:15 a.m. A visitor from 10:00 a.m. An Estate Eden business. Burglary in the third.
Florida p/r that someone un- resident p/r that she paid for 11:40 a.m. A visitor from
known collided with his rental items she has yet to receive. Po- Vermont p/r that he lost his wal-
vehicle. Auto accident. lice assistance. let. Lost wallet.
12:20 p.m. An Estate Adrian 10:30 a.m. Coral Bay resi- 7:40 p.m. A resident p/r that
resident p/r that someone stole dent p/r that female attacked her. a woman removed a crown from
her bag with her purse. Stolen Simple assault. her daughter's head. Police as-
bag. 4:00 p.m. An Estate Bever- sistance.

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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

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

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

Farchette & Hanley Real Estate
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 340-513-3268

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

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

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, STJVI 00831

St. John Tradewinds, July 14-20, 2008 23


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

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 /

21' Solent Swooft
salvaged Coral Bay,
St. John. Titled owner
please contact:

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

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.

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

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

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737

Watersports Jobs!

Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors
Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, a non-profit
organization dedicated to the preservation and protec-
tion of the natural and cultural resources of VI National
Park, seeks a talented program manager. The program
manager is responsible for the development of new
projects, liaising with park staff on Friends-funded
projects, overseeing projects implemented directly by
the Friends, recruiting and coordinating volunteers
and accurate and timely donor reporting. The PM also
performs certain administrative functions.

Successful candidates will have: a degree in environ-
mental studies or other relevant fields; two years proj-
ect management and office administration experience,
ideally in a non-profit organization; experience with
volunteers; strong computer skills in word processing,
spreadsheets, databases, and internet search skills;
excellent written and oral communication ability; and
a solid understanding of, and commitment to, conser-
vation and environmental issues. We seek a creative,
detail oriented, and enthusiastic team player.

The position is based on St. John. Salary and benefits
are competitive.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter
and resume to:
Program Manager Search
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park
PO Box 811, St. John, USVI 00831
e-mail: search@friendsvinp.org (preferred)
fax: (340) 693-9973

Scotiabank is currently seeking applicants
for Telling positions on St. Thomas & St.
John. The tellers are responsible for servic-
ing personal and business customer needs,
promoting The Bank's products, services
and alternate delivery channels and refer-
ring opportunities identified as well as to
contribute to the overall business objec-
tives of the branch team.

Qualifications and requirements include a
High School Diploma, experience in cus-
tomer service and cash handling.

Interested applicants please apply in per-
son to the Human Resources Dept. located
at the Altona branch, 214C Altona &
Welgunst, St. Thomas USVI.







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REDUCED ovcrsned lot in Coral Bay near proposed marina projccl.............. JUST S310,000.
WHAT A DEAL Chocolate Hole lot wilh active plans & permits in plnce .................. $229,000
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prestiioul Choclatt Holel A STEAL AT JUST.......... S95,000O
EMMAUS A great lot al a greal price with huge Coral Bay harbor views.......Now just S175,000.
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMosE weeks avail- LOCATION. LOCATION Many options cxlst
ahic. Prices range rrom S11,500 to $125.000.1for ihis Relail Shopping Center. $2.250.000.


Thursday, July 17th


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

Cruz Bay:
1 Bd/1 Ba, Fish Bay, Sept,
$800; 1 Bd/1 Ba $1400; 1
Bd/1 Ba, W/D, STT view
$1300; 2 Bd/1 Ba, W/D,
STT view, $1400; 2 Bd/1
Ba, W/D, STT view, $1400;
2 Bd/2 Ba, washer, $1700;
2 Bd/1 Ba, washer, Fish
Bay, $1800; 2Bd/ 2 Ba,
W/D, pool, $2300; 2Bd/ 2
Ba, W/D, $2300; 3 Bd, 2
Ba, W/D, $2600; 1 Bd/1
Ba, Power Boyd, $1100.
Coral Bay: 2 Bd/1 Ba
house, great view $2100; 2
Bd/ 2 Ba, W/D, oceanfront,
$2200; 1 Bd/1 Ba, ocean-
front, $1300.

2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house,
30 mile views, paved road,
5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min.
Cruz Bay, wrap around
covered porches, A/C,
W/D, annual lease. $1595/
mo. 561-832-3040
or 561-602-9484

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

Brand new in-town
waterfront Grande Bay
Apartments for rent 2
br/2ba: $2750; 1 br/lba:
$2000; studio: $1300.
Each apt is fully furnished
and equipped, including
w/d. Available August 20 -
December 20. Contact
Tom Hill 202-246-7054 or

Cruz Bay 1 bdrm, 1 BA
cottage, furnished, A/C,
W/D, $1600 + utilities, no
pets. Avail. 11/1. All
views blocked by Grand
Bay. Contact Liza at
or Itrey@verizon.net

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

1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath apart-
ment for rent convenient
location to downtown
Cruz Bay, private parking.
Call 776-5089; 344-2778
leave message.

3BDR /2B / AC /fully fur-
nish house on Boatman's
Rd Rendezvous & Ditliff
Call Steve or Vera 6264423
or 6901514

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

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

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


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

St. Thomas Gallows Point
Marina Market The Mail Center
Nature's Nook
Cruz Bay Papaya Cafe
1st Stop Convenience Starfish Market
Baked in the Sun
Book & Bean North Shore Ro

C&D Bakery
Deli Grotto
Dolphin Market

Caneel Bay Resort
Cinnamon Bay
Maho Bay Camps

South Shore Road
Pine Peace Market
Westin Resort

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


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ready, excellent rental history!

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

Contact us at Crucian Properties
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"Coyaba" means heavenly and FEATURED CONDOS -
this newly constructed 3 bedroom "Coral Cres is a large three bedroom, free
home is just that On a flat one acre sanding unit in a great ocation within an
lot, ths home offers water views of established condominlum development located just
the Caribbean Sea and the bay above Cruz Bay Town. Enjoy cooing breezes and
beow. The large open-style great expansive views of the Caribbean overloldng
room, kitchen and dining area plus Great Cruz and Chocolate Hole Bays. New
three bedrooms are located on common pool. $725,000
one level. Enjoy the sounds of the surf together with breezy easterly
trade winds from the pool deck. Priced to sell $4975,000 Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed
condos under construction in Cruz Bay. Two, three
"Bella Vista" is a well maintained and four bedrooms available. AC, walk to Frank
and beautifully decorated home, Bay beach and to Water views, high quality
perched high atop Cool Bordeaux appliances. These will be some of the most
MT. Views from Jost Van Dyke to spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Virgin Gorda, Quality construction Completion scheduled for Fall 2008. Special pre-ons on pnces:
with hardwood floors and beautiful to $1.6M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunityl Get your 5 weeks now for a
wood trim. Accommodations great price: $150,000 for a 4 bedroomt3 bath and $89,000 for a 2 bedroor/2
include a large master suite, two bath. Contact Islandia for details.
spacious guest bedroom suites, loft that sleeps six and a one-
bedroom apartment with separate entrance. New appliances and ISLANDIA EXCLUSIVES-
furnishings: spa and sun deck. This home is a 'must sea. $50,000. "ZOOQTENVAAL COTTAGES" A unique St John
"Surfslde" is a three bedroom property wth 850' of waterfront, including a white
home located in me uniquely beaull- powder sand beach. Almost 5 acres at pristine Hurricane
ful Reef Bay area of Fish Bay. Hole, a National Marine Monument. on beautiful Borck
Situated on the edge of undeveloped Creek. There are 4 short term rental cottages on the
National Park land, the home is a property Cottages are masonry construction and in
short stroll via nature path to the excellent condition. One is right on the beach. $14M
white sand beach of Reef Bay where EAST END POINT" The east s pint of S
you can enjoy snorkeling, surfing. EAST ENO l The eastern most point of St.
swimming and beach combing. Ample porches, sunning decks, pool John is now for sale. This estate sized tot is over 6
and Jacuzl, air-condiooned bedrooms and lush landscaping compet acres and has several almost flat building sites and
the pture. $2,100,000 unlimited views to the British Virgins from Tortola to
Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Salt Cooper, Ginger,
I |"SouLhem Cross" The location of Peter and Norman Islands. Located within "THE POINT
ths tradilional Danish style stone AT PRIVATEER St. John's newest upscale subdivision
y home is about as good as it gets, with minimum lot sizes of 1 acre. paved roads and underground utilities. $4.5M
offering the utmost privacy yet only a
ton minute drive to Cruz Bay Town. AND MUCH MORE ,This is a small sample of oer400 residental,
Features nclude large covered condo, land and commercial listings cuently available through
porches, beautiful custom mahog- Islrndia Res Estate, We can offer almost any size, view, location and
any cabinets and buil-in bar, pdce on the island of St. John, Feel free to visit our websl at www,
exposed concrete beams and window sills and tile floors all combine flandlwaeasteato.om or call and speak with one of our full-nm,
to create an elegant atmosphere. Cooling breezes and waterviews on professional agents at; (340 776-8 I. We will be happy to help yo find
an almost level lot with room to add a pool or spa. $1.395M the perfect property to fuil your needs and dream

PRICE SLASHED $500,000!! 'Sunset Beach' is a fabulous beachfront villa set at the water's edge on
Dever's Bay. This stunning beach home is luxuriously appointed and tastefully decorated. The impressive
great room is furnished with antique reproductions from the Virgin Islands Heritage series of the Whim
Museum. The beach is at your doorstep. These sellers are motivated so make an offer. $2,995,000
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked GARDEN BY THE SEA Bed and Breakfast is a
in at the end of the road for added privacy. Walking quaint Caribbean home with West Indian
distance to Coral Bay. Currently configured as two gingerbread architecture and island style furnishings.
separate rental units. Solar water heater, bedrooms Live in the spacious newly renovated owners
wired for AC, organic garden, washer/dryer. Room to apartment while renting the 3 income producing a/c
add. Approved buildings plans available for additional units. There is room for expansion to a maximum of
home. $749,000 12 units as per the R-4 zoning. Outstanding rental
ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of history and just a short walk to Cruz Bay Town as
beautiful Hart Bay. Walk to Hart Bay or Chocolate well as Frank and Turner Bays. $1,800,000.
Hole Beach. Newly remodeled offering 4 bdrms with MYSTIC RIDGE perched high on a mountain
ensuite baths and elegant furnishings sited on .51 ridge offers dramatic, "down-island" views. This
acre. Spacious kitchen with granite countertops, 4BR/4.5BA luxury villa has an impressive split level
stainless steel appliances that opens to living room great room featuring a gourmet kitchen, a formal
and pool deck. Multi-level floor plan offers privacy dining area & complete entertainment center.
REDUCED TO $1,700,000. SELLERS ARE Magnificent seclusion can be yours as you lounge by
MOTIVATED. the large pool or hot tub. Price Reduced to
ENIGHED JUST REDUCED TO $639,000 Lots of $2,600,000.
opportunity for this nearly flat town lot overlooking REDUCED $100K! Bordering greenbelt, this
Turner Bay and zoned R-4. Currently configured as tastfeully crafted Fish Bay home features beautiful
two units for a total of four bedrooms and two baths, stone and hardwood accents, vaulted ceilings &
Out buildings allow for ample storage and/or large living/dining area & 3rd bdroom on lower level
additional living space. Motivated seller. Masonry along with a lower level apt. Water views of Fish Bay.
home with lots of potential! Private location. $550,000.

Coral Bay
R 340-774-7962
stg 340-777-5350fax

R A EP.O. B= 1191, St.JohVI 00831

1 bdrm, 1 bath, high-quality masonry construction bath home with pool and guest cottage. From
beach house, located on a large 1.36+/-acre a location on north side of Bordeaux Mountain,
parcel in Privateer Bay. The house, designed by Tequila Sunrise is aptly named for its gorgeous
Michael Milne, is very private, cannot be seen down island, sunrise and moonrise views.
from the estate road & is only steps from the Quiet and private with lush tropical
water. It is fully shuttered with covered decks & landscaping, this home is a real value
clear cypress ceilings. Stony Bay Beach House .................................................... $1,375,000
can be purchased "as is" or can be finished out to
suit your taste. An excellent value with its pristine U LUMINARIA '"
& private location, wonderful views & cooling has a com-
tradewind breezes ............................$1,550,000. manding and pri
vate location on
RIDGETOP a 2 the ridgetop in
Sbdrm, 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.

Sold on

Gretchen abrenz MargieLabrenz Susanne Kirk Harey Smi t Tammy Pollock

mantic two bedroom, two
bath Caribbean style villa
offering stunning panoramic
views and evening sunsets,
privacy, convenient location
and comfortable elegance.
Nestled high on the hillside
above Cruz Bay with lush
gardens and a private pool.

AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180 views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms /4 baths, in-
finity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush
gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
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 % acre site adjacent to Nabonal 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, walk to Chocolate
Hole beach $2,495,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Three bedroom /2 bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, V 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.
WINDSONG- Stately Boatman Pointvilla, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramicviews. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacabon 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 142
ac. lot Reduced to $1,099,999.
NEW CONDOS- Attractive 1 bedroom/1 bath units priced
to sell. Beautiful water views, solid masonry consruc-
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 $150000 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.
GREAT CRUZBAY- 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 Rsh Bay & Diteff 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, downhill 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

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Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties

luxurious I shoreline
cust designed with 2 poolse 5x3 "I iME TREE BAY" 490'
master&6 on Round
additional Bay White
bdrms, sand beach
pI us plus private
soaring ER MGO BAYcove with
sce rings, CATHERINpoBER'S "M GOcket" "CONTENTMENT" Fabulous
ceilings ISLA VISTA"C Exceptional 5 has amazing north shore views, b e a c h custom 8,000 sq ft villa close
extensive bedrm., 4 bath, private gated total privacy! 1+lushacre (fruittrees 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,4AC 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! $5,950,00. & 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, walk to 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
Sor $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.

Condos & Timeshares

Exclusively Listed Land

Dreekets Bay Estates, 2.5 acres, beachfront, BVI views, breezes, quality roads $2,500,000 FISH BAY Seven parcels in new
Boatman Point, 1.2 ac, 5 bdrm house plans, cliff front $1,875,000 subdivision offer exciting views
and adjacent to National Park
Boatman Point, .70 acre, 175 ft of east facing shoreline. $1,575,000 Underground utility access and
Lovango Cay, A Slice of Heaven, .75 acre $899,000 paved roads. From .5 .91 acre,
Lovango Cay waterfront parcel, 65 acre $635,000 CHOCOLATE HOLE VIEW $299,000- $795,000
Upper Carolina, .5 acre, Sunrise, Coral Bay Harborviews $495,000 on two adjoining breezy Gated community featuring
Freeman's Ground, Down Island views, cooling breezes, .76 acre $425,000 lots with views of Hart Bay underground utilities, paved
SugarAppleWest, 5 acre, waterviews, easy build $349,900 east and St Thomas west roads, & gorgeous sweeping
$650,000, $675,000 or views Five fabulous lots
Bordeaux Mountain BVI view down hill build 0.537 acre. $345,000 $175,000 $6 or o ranging from f$69,0 to
$1,175,000 for both. ranging from $469,000 to
Bordeaux Mtn, water views, .5 ac downhill build $239,000 $785,000.
Lower Bordeaux Mt, .27 acre, approved plans & cistern $208,000 "CANEEL HILL"- SELLER FINANCING is a very private
Seagrape Hill, dual waterview, 0387 acre $177,500 residential community just minutes from Cruz Bay with beautiful
water views to St. Thomas. The gentle grade and easy access
ENDLESS VIEWS ACROSS THE WATERS from these three premiere lots in Upper Peter Bay make these 3 parcels very desirable, easily buildable homesites.
This gated community is in the midst of Nat'l Park land, beaches & deeded beach access. Total 1.78 acres for $700,000.
BEAUTIFUL LOTS ON QUIET EAST END inthe original Hansen Baysubdivision, Dreekets Bay "ESTATE CONCORDIA PRESERVE" Premier location, with
and Privateer Bay, with pristine views & lovely beaches listed from $285,000 $2,500,000. extraordinary water views, some border National Park -some
"UPPERMONTEBAYESTATES"-SPECTACULAR, are waterfront! From 78 acre to 3 acres 7 parcels priced from
spectacular VIEWS. Low density subdivision with 7 large CHOCOLATE HOLE Tropical breezes and delightful south
BVI views, parcels, paved road, stone walls & underground shore views! Two parcels just over a half acre each. $399,000.
q u a lity utilities; above Rendezvous Bay $1,000,000 to
paved roads, 1,400,000. OVERSIZED FISH BAY lot
undergrnd. "LOVANGO CAY" 3 waterfront & hillside has expansive views and
utilities, stone properties feature upscale amenities and cooling breezes. Paved
wall& planters, common beach. Just infrastructure; barge landing with piers, paved access and a moderate
8 minutes from Coral Bay 12 parcels roads, underground electric, accessto beach and slope provide for an optimal
priced from $450,000 much more! Amazing views, realistically priced down hill build $389,000
from $600,000 to $899,000!

in breathtaking views and
cooling ocean breeze at
this top floor unit! Offered at
"VILLA LEE ANNA"Cozy 2 bedroom condowith 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! $585,000.
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

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




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The Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John
would like to extend a gracious thank you to all
businesses and community members for making
the Fourth of July Fireworks possible.

28 St. John Tradewinds, July 14-20, 2008


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