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Title: St. John tradewinds
Alternate Title: Saint John tradewinds
Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: July 21, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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July 21-27, 2008
Copyright 2008


ST. JOHN


750


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


Residents and visitors
alike have been flocking
to St. John beaches
like beautiful Trunk Bay
to beat the Caribbean
summer heat.






St. John Tradewinds News Photos by
William Stelzer


DPNR Approves
Group Dwelling
Permit for
Bordeaux Estates
Page 5
VIPD Forming
St. John
Auxiliary Force
Page 3
Catastrophic
Failure at
WAPA's Cruz Bay
Power Plant
Page 2
Dannewitz Is
MKSCHC's New
Top Nurse
Page 10

St. John Recycling
Committee Gaining
Momentum Again
Page 11
New Threat to
Local Reefs
Page 13


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2 St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2008


"I couldn't see it yet, but as I slowed down, the
transformer exploded over my car and rained down
flames," Katie Tarta, eyewiteness




Flames Shoot From WAPA's St. John


Plant After "Catastrophic Failure"


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The light show which came from the Water And
Power Authority's plant last week was not a late Fes-
tival celebration.
The flames shooting from WAPA's Cruz Bay power
plant on Saturday evening, July 12, around 5 p.m.
were caused by the catastrophic failure of a trans-
former on a back-up unit, explained WAPA spokes-
person Cassandra Dunne.
The incident was not related to WAPA's woes the
previous week which resulted in island-wide outages
on both St. John and St. Thomas, Dunne added.
"A transformer on one of the back-up units that we
have there in St. John not a unit that is the main
source of power had a catastrophic failure, mean-
ing it can't be repaired," said Dunne. "At this particu-
lar time we are trying to purchase a transformer to
replace the one that blew."
"A Few Sparks"
"We had been having problems at our St. Thomas
power plant a few days prior and this just happened
coincidentally," Dunne continued. "No one was in-
jured, but there are probably a few people who were a
little scared. I understand there were a few sparks and
probably a boom."
"A little scared" was putting it mildly for Katie
Tarta who was driving by WAPA's South Shore Road
power plant just as the transformer blew up, she ex-
plained.
"It was the scariest thing that ever happened to
me," said Tarta. "I was driving from the direction of
KatiLady to Starfish Market. There was a car in front
of me and a guy standing on the driveway to The Mar-
ketplace who must have seen what was going on be-
cause he had a look of sheer terror on his face."
"I looked at him and he looked at me I thought I
was going to die," Tarta said.
The St. John resident and new mother, who just
gave birth to her son Gabriel on March 17, was about
to find out why the pedestrian had such a scared look
on his face.
Raining Flames
"I couldn't see it yet, but as I slowed down, the
transformer exploded over my car and rined down
flames," Tarta said. "I remember thinking I could ei-




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long to reverse so I gunned it."
"I saw another explosion which shot flames 10
feet in the air," continued Tarta. "I was just in front
of Starfish Market when the roof of the power plant
caught fire. It felt like five minutes, but it was prob-
ably not even five seconds."
Luckily the young mother, whose son was not in
the vehicle, had her windows rolled up and was not
injured by the flames.
"I had my windows up and my air conditioning on,
which I don't normally do," said Tarta. "I wasn't in-
jured and there was no damage to my car. But it was
definitely the most frightening thing that has every
happened to me."
Short Power Outage
Despite the flames and live wires, the power was
out for only a few minutes from Cruz Bay to Fish Bay
before WAPA was back on line, explained Dunne.
"It wasn't much of an outage," said the WAPA
spokesperson. "The power was out for only about 10
or 15 minutes."
While WAPA officials were still trouble-shooting
what caused the failure as of press time, the trans-
former was not a new piece of equipment, Dunne
added.
"There was a fault in the system and they are still
trouble-shooting that, but it was an older transformer
and had lived its useful life," she said.
Shipping New Transformer
With the height of hurricane season approaching,
WAPA is hoping to have the back-up transformer
fixed within a matter of weeks, according to Dunne.
"They've already located the transformer and we
just need to have it shipped and then we can fix it,"
she said. "It's my understanding that within two
weeks everything should be back together. We won't
let you guys just hang in the air over there."
For Tarta, the close call made her realize what is
important in life, she explained.
"It was very scary but it made me appreciate things
a little more," said Tarta. "My first thought was 'oh
my God, I'm going to die.' My second thought was, 'I
haven't pumped enough milk for my baby."'
"It made me realize all the important things in the
world," Tarta said.


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EPA Stewardship Award and Grant

Ceremony Set for July 21

St. John Tradewinds
On Monday, July 21, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Regional Administrator Alan J. Steinberg will be on St. John to
present EPA's Environmental Quality Awards to three environ-
mental stewards and announce a cooperative agreement award of
$300,000 to the Coral Bay Community Council on Monday, July
21, at the VI. National Park Visitors Center at 10:30 a.m.

Chamber of Commerce St. John

Chapter Meeting Set for July 22

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce's monthly meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, July
22, at 5:30 pm at St. Ursula's Multipurpose Center in Cruz Bay.

DVSAC Membership Drive Set

For July 23
St. John Tradewinds
The community is invited to attend a VI. Domestic Violence and
Sexual Assault Council membership drive at the St. John Commu-
nity Crisis Center on Wednesday, July 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The St. John Community Crisis Center was established in 1987
to educate and promote programs that would eliminate abuse and
unacceptable behavior.
We are here as a voice that empowers and supports victims of
domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking
throughout the territory.
Since our agency is growing and working tirelessly to build a
positive image in the community, we would like to increase our
membership base. Please come with an open mind, have some re-
freshments, share an evening with our staff and hear what you've
been missing. Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 22 by contacting
DVSAC at 719-0144 or email dvsac@earthlink.net

GERS Workshop Planned for July 25

St. John Tradewinds
Government Employees' Retirement System invites members
and retirees to participate in a retirement workshop on St. John on
Friday, July 25, at the Cruz Bay legislature building from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
The pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, July 23. For more
information or to pre-register call 776-7703, extension 4202.

Tourism Looking For Hospitality

Hosts and Entertainers

St. John Tradewinds
In an effort to enhance the welcome experience at all ports of
entry including airports, ferry terminals and cruise ship docks, the
Department of Tourism is seeking part-time hospitality hosts and
hostesses to welcome passengers and provide island information
to visitors.
Applications for contracted employment in St. John are avail-
able at the Visitors' Center in Cruz Bay and at Connections in Cruz
Bay and Coral Bay.
Entertainers including musicians, dancers and other artists who
are interested in performing for visitors should visit the Depart-
ment of Tourism office to provide demos and prices. Entertainers
who have worked with the Department of Tourism in the past are
also urged to contact the department to update their files.
For more information regarding either work or entertainment
opportunities contact Ernest Knight at 774-8784 ext. 2252.







St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2008 3


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

VIPD Commissioner Novelle Francis, above, talked to
the crowd along with CIT head Helen Simon, at right.


VIPD and Community Working Together to Form Auxiliary


Force, Neighborhood Watches


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The VI. Police Department fac-
es many challenges in its efforts to
combat rising crime in the territory
and officials are now turning to the
community for help.
Forming neighborhood watches
and a police auxiliary program on
St. John will help the understaffed
VIPD be more effective, VIPD
Acting Commissioner Novelle
Francis told about 40 people who
attended a town meeting with the
territory's top law enforcement of-
ficials at St. Ursula's Multipurpose
Center on Friday evening, July
18.
"The VIPD, like any other police
departments in the Caribbean and
the nation, is facing some severe
challenges," said Francis. "We've
seen the number of criminal acts
getting more and more dangerous
and more and more brazen. One
big challenge is man power."
While the VI. Legislature re-
cently approved a $7.1 million
appropriation for the VIPD to hire
150 new officers, the department
is having trouble finding residents
who can make it through the rigor-
ous screening and testing process,
Francis explained.
"One problem is the entrance
exam," he said. "We had hundreds
of people take the exam and only
about 14 individuals passed. We're
trying to see what's going on with
the high failure rate."
Many new recruits who do pass


"It's important that everyone get involved in
crime prevention. We believe that when a crime
is committed at least one person sees it. If that


person comes forward,
arrest."


the VIPD's entrance exam, drop
out of the strenuous 26-week acad-
emy, added Francis.
"We'll start a class with about
30 individuals and at graduation
we'll only have about 10 or 12 in-
dividuals because of the high wash
out rate," said the VIPD Acting
Commissioner.
With manpower shortages and
increased crime rates, the VIPD
needs the public's assistance more
than ever, Francis explained.
"It's important that everyone
get involved in crime prevention,"
said Francis. "We believe that
when a crime is committed at least
one person sees it. If that person
comes forward, we can make a
timely arrest."
While community involvement
is a key to cutting down on crime,
police officials are hoping resi-
dents take their involvement one
step further by actually joining the
department on a part-time basis.
The police auxiliary program,
which has already proved effective
on St. Croix and St. Thomas, will
augment the VIPD's understaffed


we can make a timely


Novelle Francis, VIPD Acting Commissioner


numbers, explained VIPD recruit-
er Emmett Hansen III.
"The auxiliary program allows
for citizens to assist the police
department in duties specified by
the chief," said Hansen. "Auxil-
iary officers work with sworn of-
ficers, so they are never alone. It's
primarily for people who want to
step up to the plate the assist the
department."
Anyone between 18 and 55
years old can apply to become an
auxiliary officer. The position is
part time, with a minimum com-
mitment of 20 hours a month,
and paid. Auxiliary police officers
make 75 percent of a starting of-
ficer's hourly pay, according to
Hansen.
Potential auxiliary police mem-
bers undergo background checks,
drug testing and a polygraph test,
Hansen added.
Auxiliary police recruits must
complete a 17-week training pro-
gram which includes fire arms,
physical fitness and customer ser-
vice training, the VIPD recruiter
explained.


"We don't want any wolves in
sheep's clothing," said Hansen.
"We want the best person for the
right reasons."
Members of the VIPD's St.
John Citizen's Integration Team
vowed to identify a training facil-
ity on Love City for the auxiliary
program and hope to have recruits
in place by September, explained
CIT chair Helen Simon.
Applications for joining VIPD
auxiliary force are available at the
department's Jurgen Command in
Cruz Bay or online at vipd.gov.vi.



Rain Data
at Trunk Bay


June Rainfall
1.34 Inches

Average June
Rainfall
2.50 Inches

Year-to Date
Rainfall
14.33 Inches

Average Y-T-D
Rainfall
16.15 Inches


Neighborhood watches are an-
other effective crime deterrent
which more residents in St. John
are interesting in forming, Francis
explained.
"Each neighborhood must iden-
tify a team leader who will be re-
sponsible for going into the com-
munity and organizing an initial
meeting with crime prevention of-
ficials," said Francis. "Neighbor-
hood watch groups should be the
eyes and ears of the community.
Police can't be everywhere, so
Continued on Page 18


INDEX
Business Directory .............22
Community Calendar .........21
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ..............23-24
Crossword Puzzler .............20
Ferry Schedules ............... 20
Horoscope ........................ 21
Letters ......................... 16-17
Police Log ................... .... 21
Real Estate ................. 24-27
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................4





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St. John Planner Position


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
More than a year and a half after making a cam-
paign promise to hire a city planner for St. John, the
John deJongh Administration has identified a poten-
tial candidate, according Government House spokes-
person John Greaux.
"The planner has formally accepted the governor's
appointment," said Greaux. "But he has not submit-
ted all the required paperwork so we don't have an
anticipated start date at this time."
Since the hiring is not official, Greaux declined to
provide additional information about the potential
hire, he added.
Campaign Promise
With ongoing congestion, parking and unchecked
development woes plaguing Love City, the search for
a planner has been a long one. In his January 2007
St. John inauguration speech Governor John deJongh
promised to have a planner on board by his first quar-
ter.
Government officials faced several delays in trying
to fill the position, including defining the job descrip-
tion, where the office would be based and to whom
who the person would report.
August Online Ad
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources


ran an advertisement for the position in August 2007
which did not net any suitable candidates. Almost six
months later a second advertisement was posted on
the American Planning Association's Web site.
Short List of Candidates
The deadline for submitting applications was March
and in April DPNR's Division of Comprehensive and
Coastal Zone Planning Director of Planning, Wanda
Mills-Bocachica, compiled a short list of candidates
for the position.
DeJongh reviewed the candidates and has the final
decision on hiring a planner. Once on board, the prin-
cipal planner the official title of the position -
will be based in DPNR's St. John office on the third
floor of The Marketplace.
Love City-based Position
The planner will advise DPNR officials on St.
John-specific issues, Mills-Bocachica previously told
the St. John Tradewinds.
"What we anticipate is that the principal planner
will provide information on problematic areas such
as hillside guidelines, density studies, transportation
circulation issues, congestion and overall quality of
life issues," said DPNR's director of planning.
Government House officials expect to release ad-
ditional information shortly, according to Greaux.


Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank


Report From Umbria Jazz Festival


St. John Tradewinds
Jonte Samuel (sax-playing son of Junie Violo-
nes and Avelino Samuel) and Joe Ramsay, lead-
ing saxophonist and flutist in the VI., are enjoying
the festival, playing in the musical clinic directed
by Berklee College of Music, listening to top per-
formers Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Cas-
sandra Wilson, etc. Don and Debbie Schnell
have attended the festival for over 10 years and the
director visits them yearly on St. John. Don just
held his cell phone near Victor Provost who was
performing for the second year. What fun I felt
I was there as Victor played his pan in his usual
captivating style. Ciao!
Steve Simon Just Can't Stay Home
He's off to China to arrange for blues concerts!
I wonder if they'll play on the top of the Great
Wall!
Congratulations to the Biddies
Another special baby has arrived on St. John!
Ben and Downing welcomed Paul on July 1! This
is now the island with the most new babies ever!
Who's next?
The Rains Came
We are desperate for soaking rain showers, and
they finally came. What a great relief from nothing


but hot sun!
Obama Cover Shot on the New Yorker Maga-
zine Insulting
I'm considering canceling my subscription! It is
totally tasteless!
Library Renovation Covers Beautiful Stone-
work
Was there a reason for destroying the historical
walls? Isn't everyone crying "save our culture?" Is
this the way you do it?
Two True St. Johnians Have Passed
There will be notice of upcoming services for
Mrs. Ubaldina Simmons and Mrs. Blanche Smith
Olivier, two outstanding ladies who will be long
remembered.
Registration for Art School Classes
August 27-29, September 2-5 are the dates,
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. at the St. John
School of the Arts (next to the Legislature building
in Cruz Bay) school begins on September 8.
Flash! Does Anyone Have a Cello?
Next January there will be a 10-year-old pianist
playing for the St. Thomas Forum concert. His fa-
ther plays the cello and we need one. Let us know
please.







St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2008 5



DPNR Approves Group Dwelling Permit for Steep Hillside Condo


Development Bordeaux Mountain Estates


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Just as the jackhammers have started to
quiet at Sirenusa and Grande Bay, Depart-
ment of Planning and Natural Resources of-
ficials approved a group dwelling permit for
a 64-unit development on Bordeaux Moun-
tain overlooking Coral Bay.
Notice of the Bordeaux Mountain Estates
LLC approval was issued in a prepared
statement from Government House on
Sunday, July 13, following months of dis-
cussion between DPNR officials, develop-
ers Eric Munson and Scott Humphrey and
project architect Michael Milne of Barefoot
Architect.
Plans for Bordeaux Mountain Estates in-
clude construction of 16 four-bedroom units
in four clusters of four attached buildings,
a gym, parking spaces, a pool house and
swimming pool on only 10 percent of the
5.6-acre site.
Residents in the area were strongly op-
posed to the development, which many con-
sidered out of step with the mostly single-
family residential neighborhood. About 50
people packed a March 2007 public hearing
on the project most objecting to the devel-
opment's visual and environmental impact.
Many Neighbors Oppose Project
Despite a last-minute petition against the
steep hillside development, DPNR officials
confirmed the imminent approval of the
group dwelling permit months ago.
While the government listened to the pub-
lic, allowing the group dwelling permit was


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
The future site of the 64-unit development Bordeaux Mountain Estates.


the best option, according to the prepared
statement from Government House.
"The challenge for the department was in
identifying the most appropriate scale of de-
velopment while balancing environmental
concerns with the developer's legal rights,"
DPNR Commissioner Robert Mathes said
in the prepared statement.
"Dr. Wanda Mills Bocachica [director of
Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning]
and the Division of Planning staff carefully


studied the conditions of the project and
delayed final agreement until the site plan,
development and legal implications were
carefully examined," Mathes said in the
statement.
Group Dwelling Permit Is Most Feasible
After months of negotiations, it was deter-
mined that allowing the group dwelling per-
mit would minimize environmental impacts
on the steep densely forested site, according
to the Government House statement.


"The group dwelling process and permit
were determined to be the most feasible,
in order to minimize the development im-
pacts on the natural environment and allow
performance standards on the proposed de-
velopment," according to the press release.
"The conservation of a mature bulletwood
tree and the option with the least soil distur-
bance, were the final determinants."
Phase One Approval Only
Despite the agreement, DPNR only ap-
proved phase one of the construction which
will include earth change, installation of
soil retention systems, and construction of
eight of the planned 16 four-bedroom units,
the swimming pool, pool house and parking
spaces.
"Post phase one construction activity is
also conditional, based upon the approval of
the first phase of construction," according
to the prepared statement. "Post phase one
activity consists of the completion of the re-
maining two buildings, with a total of eight
residential units."
DPNR's divisions of Environmental Pro-
tection and Building Permits, as well as the
Department of Public Works have not yet
reviewed the project, according to the press
release.
"These entities have been introduced to
the project and individual reviews will com-
mence shortly," according to the statement.
Timing of Approval Questioned
With the government reportedly on the
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott
Most of the interior stone walls at the Elaine I. Sprauve Library like the one at right will
be covered in plaster as part of on-going renovations to the historic building.




Historic Sprauve Library Walls Getting Needed Plaster Cover


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While the community welcomed
the recent start of long-planned and
much-needed renovations to the
historic Elaine I. Sprauve Library,
one aspect of the work had some
residents in an uproar last week.
Renovations to the building,
which dates back to 1750, include
electrical upgrades, interior and
exterior painting, air condition-
ing installation and landscaping.
The scope of work, however, also
includes covering most of the in-
tricate stone walls on the inside
of the library with plaster, a move
some Love City residents ques-
tioned.


Plastering over the rubble walls
will not only protect them, but re-
turn the walls to the state of their
original design, explained Sean
Krigger, the architectural historian
and senior planner with the VI.
State Historic Preservation Office,
a division of the Department of
Planning and Natural Resources.
Porous Material Absorbs
Moisture
"First, from a standard preser-
vation treatment, what is being
done is absolutely correct," said
Krigger. "They are following the
type of treatment for that type of
construction. The historic walls
are very porous and absorb a lot of
moisture."


"Over time that moisture de-
grades the mortar that is in the
walls," Krigger continued. "The
lime plaster covering plays an in-
tegral role and is the correct finish
for those walls. I know people ap-
preciate the stone work, but that is
not the appropriate finish for the
walls."
Center Walls Exposed
Some examples of the beautiful
stone work, however, will remain
intact. The library's middle walls,
one upstairs by the general reading
room and one downstairs, will not
be covered with plaster, explained
Krigger.
"When the library was restored
there was new construction so


the interior walls were made with
portland cement, as opposed to the
historic lime mortar and plaster,"
Krigger said. "These walls will
remain exposed. Only the historic
walls need the corrected lime plas-
ter."
SHPO Consulting on
Renovations
Without the lime plaster, renova-
tions to the Sprauve library would
be for naught, since the walls
would eventually crumble, the ar-
chitectural historian explained.
"Rubble walls were never meant
to be exposed," said Krigger. "It's
a very rough form of construc-
tion and needs to be covered. That
is how it was designed to avoid


crumbling of the mortar."
SHPO officials have been work-
ing closely with government con-
tractor Best Construction on the
renovations to the historic build-
ing, Krigger added.
"When we started this renova-
tion work, from the State Historic
Preservation standpoint, we've
been advising the contractor about
the most appropriate treatment,"
he said. "The best thing to do is
to restore the lime plaster to the
walls."
For additional information about
plaster covered rubble walls, check
out the Web site stthomashistori-
caltrust.org, which includes a list
of preservation guidelines.


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Cruz Bay Creek to Take Name of

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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann
New signage will soon be erected at the Cruz Bay Creek, above, naming the area in
honor of the late inter-island boating poineeer.


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh recently signed a resolu-
tion changing the name of the Cruz Bay Creek to the
Victor W. Sewer Marine Facility.
Sewer was born on St. John, the last of nine children
to Lancelot and Mary Sewer, on November 21, 1919.
While attending school as a boy in Cruz Bay, Sewer
began nurturing the love of all things boating, which
would one day become his livelihood.
Cupid finally caught up with him in 1942 when he
married Huldah Samuel in October of that year. The
couple, who eventually had seven children, was mar-
ried for 52 years.
After two years in the Merchant Marines, Sewer
returned to St. John and worked as a motor vessel
captain for the Rockefeller-owned resort, which was
then called, "Caneel Bay Plantation."
In 1956 Sewer began working as a captain for the
St. John Development Corporation, bringing visitors
from St. Thomas to St. John who wanted to tour the
island.
With the motor vessel Jolly Roger, Captains Vic-
tor Sewer and Loredon Boynes started the first regu-
lar service transportation between St. John and St.
Thomas in 1964. Many people at the time referred to
the Jolly Roger as a floating classroom since it was
used to transport students.
"I met Victor Sewer, Edward Moorhead, Theovale
Moorhead and Learvald Jurgen when I left the east
end to attend school in Cruz Bay," retired educator
Guy Benjamin remembered.
"We built small boats; we built big boats; we talked
boats; we dreamed about boats," Benjamin said. "We
made big boats and little boats. When the time was
right we went into the boating business."
The namesake of the Coral Bay elementary school
was excited by the news to rename the Cruz Bay
Creek in honor of his friend, Benjamin explained.
"It gives me great pleasure to congratulate the com-
mittee and Senator at Large Carmen Wesselhoft for
this suggestion, and honoring Mr. Sewer, whose name


"We built small boats; we built
big boats; we talked boats; we
dreamed about boats. When the
time was right we went into the
boating business."
Guy Benjamin

will live on forever and ever," Benjamin said.
Sewer was a pioneer in the inter-island transporta-
tion industry, explained Dr. Gilbert Sprauve.
"Victor Sewer and Loredon Boynes were instru-
mental in starting the Red Hook to St. John transpor-
tation runs," said Sprauve.
The island culture bearer also recalled Sewer's ath-
letic ability.
Sewer was "quite the cricketer, playing on the local
cricket team against Tortola," he said.
The legendary boat captain had an impressive ves-
sel, the "forty-something-foot" wooden Jolly Roger,
Sprauve added.
"His boat was well maintained, and he ran a tight
ship," he said.
Establishing a marine facility in the Enighed area
where the current barge facility is located today was
something Sewer hoped to see one day, according to
his son Oswin Sewer.
"He believed you could be anything you wanted to
be," said Oswin Sewer.
His father much preferred boats to airplanes, Oswin
Sewer added.
"Each time he stopped the boat to fix something he
would always say, 'now you couldn't do this if you
were on a plane,'" said Oswin Sewer.
The pioneer in inter-island ferry travel passed away
on July 2, 1995.
The Cruz Bay Creek is scheduled for major renova-
tions with the planning and design phase of the proj-
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While the books are intended to
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If Monigold's books inspire a
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Getting abusiness off the ground
and running smoothly in the Virgin
Islands can be a long and confus-
ing process, but now potential en-
trepreneurs can take a cue from
someone who has been through it
himself.
Jason Monigold recently pub-
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for Businesses in the U.S. Virgin
Islands," sharing what he learned
when launching his own business
ventures.
Originally from Oregon, Moni-
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and opened the wireless access,
computer repair and sales compa-
ny Computer Express, located in
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was basically how to run the busi-
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part about taxes started getting re-
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"When it got to about 50 pages,
I realized that anyone in the Vir-
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years to put together since I had
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MKSCHC Officials Welcome Tamera Dannewitz As New Top Nurse


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center
strives to meet the island's needs, a new clinical care coor-
dinator is helping health care facility officials reach their
goals.
Tamera Dannewitz, RN, BSN, took over the top nursing
position in early March and immediately felt like she was
home.
"I was born and raised in a very small community in Wis-
consin so I love the small town feel and sense of commu-
nity here," said Dannewitz. "It feels like I'm home again."
MKSCHC's new clinical care coordinator originally
came to the territory as a travel nurse at Roy L. Schneider
Regional Medical Center's Emergency Room in May 2006.
Dannewitz extended the initial six-month position and then
was asked to stay even longer.
"I re-upped myself at first and then hospital officials
asked me to stay again because they needed the help," Dan-
newitz said. "I had vacationed in the past in the islands, but
not specifically on St. Thomas. I really like it here and came
on as full-time staff in the first part of December 2007."
Improving Patient Flow
Since starting at MKSCHC in March, Dannewitz has
been focusing on improving patients' experience.
"I'm working to improve patient flow through the clinic,"
said the clinical care coordinator. "We want to shorten the
wait time from the time a person comes in and registers, to
the time the doctor actually sees them and they are out the
door."
"We're trying to expedite the process," said Dannewitz.
MKSCHC's top nurse is also working to ensure compli-
ance with the regulatory Joint Commission agency.
"We're also concentrating on accreditation of the Joint
Commission who will be coming here toward the fall," said
Dannewitz. "I'm just making sure that we have everything
up to date and all the processes are in place. I just want to
keep up on this."


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
Clinical care coordinator Tamera Dannewitz.
"Every year they look at something different so
I want to stay on top of compliance," Dannewitz added.
The clinical care coordinator has also kept busy oversee-
ing patient care, she explained.
Worldwide Nursing Shortage
"I'm also in charge of quality or performance improve-
ment," said MKSCHC's top nurse. "I make sure everything


from a nursing standpoint is running appropriately includ-
ing patient care. And of course I'm working on our staffing
issues."
"There is a worldwide nursing shortage and that affects
the island as well," Dannewitz said.
All of her hard work has kept Dannewitz from seeing
much of Love City.
"I am liking St. John, or at least as much as I can see from
the van window and the windows here at the health center,"
said Dannewitz. "I've been spending all of my time here or
en route. But I'm looking for a place on St. John."
A Perfect Fit
Dannewitz hopes to find housing on St. John by the time
her lease expires on St. Thomas in August. While living in
Love City would cut down on the clinical care coordina-
tor's travel time, it would also allow her to live where she
feels right at home.
"The people at the clinic and on the island in general are
just the best people I've met in the entire world," said Dan-
newitz. "They are so forthcoming and helpful and nice. I
couldn't ask for anything better."
"It's the perfect fit for me," she continued. "I knew after
the first month I was here that I was home."
A graduate of the College of St. Catherine's in St. Paul,
Minnesota, Dannewitz brings 15 years of emergency room
and nurse management experience to MKSCHC. She also
has formal training in poison control and worked for two
years as an on-line responder at the International Poison
Center.
Love City's health care facility is a better place because
of Dannewitz, according to MKSCHC Administrator Har-
old Wallace.
"Her considerable training and experience is ideal in a
small community, where limited resources require unlim-
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Recycling

Committee Determined To

Make Glass Recycling a

Reality

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After more than a year of inactivity, the St. John Recycling Committee
is getting back on its feet.
The group met for the first time since 2007 on Tuesday evening, July
15, and members are determined to make glass recycling on Love City a
reality this time around, explained member Barbara Douma.
While the committee already has support from the St. John Commu-
nity Foundation, the Coral Bay Community Council and a core group
of volunteers, additional help is needed to keep the momentum going,
Douma explained.
Looking for More Members
"We have a core group working on this, but we're really looking for
more people to come forward and help out," said Douma. "We need
people to help out with research and outreach."
There is already a glass crusher on island, but the Recycling Commit-
tee needs additional funding for more equipment, according to Douma.
"We have the glass crusher, but what we don't have is a firm location
and we don't have the funding for additional pieces of equipment we
need for recycling," she said. "We also still don't have the installation
part down or the site development. All that means additional expenses."
The group is also hoping to enlist the support of government agencies,
Douma added.
Networking with Government Agencies
"There is a lot of work going on right now," she said. "We're in dis-
cussions with the V.I. Waste Management Authority and the governor's
office. We just want to make sure that we forge all the bridges that we can
and get everyone together to work on this."
While the overall goal is to bring glass recycling to St. John, the Re-
cycling Committee also hopes to inspire residents to reduce their impact
on the environment, explained Douma.
"We are considering a wider approach to recycling on St. John," Dou-
ma said. "We want to emphasize other aspects like recycling aluminum
cans and raising people's awareness about re-using whatever they can
like taking plant pots to the Agriculture Center or packaging material to
the Mail Center."
"And we're going to have fun doing this," Douma said.
Everyone can play a part in making the island a little greener, Douma
added.
"There is a commitment to taking care of our sweet little island of St.
John," said Douma. "We can all find a way to minimize our waste impact
on this island and our human impact on the environment."
The St. John Recycling Committee will meet again at the end of July.
For more information about the committee or the next meeting call the
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos
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Scholarship winners
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St. John Tradewinds
This year the Ruby Rutnik
Scholarship Fund will be awarding
five young women a $2,500 award
as well as a qualifying Gifft Hill
School student.
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship
Fund is pleased to announce that
the selection committee has cho-
sen Dujuana Grell for the 2008-
9 two-year renewable St. John
Scholarship award.
A 2008 Eudora Kean graduate,
Dujuana will pursue a Liberal Arts
degree at Seton Hall University in
New Jersey. She intends to major
in history and go on to law school.
The winner of this year's Tour-
nament Championship Scholar-
ship is Kayla Joseph of St. John,
the winning pitcher for Antilles
School. Kayla will be attending
the University of North Carolina
at Wilmington where she plans to
major in Communications.
Two other Tournament Cham-
pionship Scholarship awards will
also be given this year. The 2007
winner was Central High and the
scholarship has been awarded to


Jewel Velez who has been on the
team for the past four years.
In that time Central High won
the championship three times.
Jewel is going to the Inter Ameri-
can University of Puerto Rico to
obtain a Bachelor of Science de-
gree in Nursing.
The 2006 championship win-
ning team was the Tortola team
from Lavity Stout High School.
Because their form is different
from the U.S. many of the stu-
dents were not yet of college age
in 2006.
Vallisia Brathwaite will be using
this award to pursue her studies in
Education at Palm Beach Com-
munity College in Lake Worth,
Florida. Vallisia wants to come
back and teach school and coach
students as her coach, Terry Chin-
nery, has done.
Last year's recipient, Tamisha
Thomas, is expected to receive the
second year award to continue her
studies in the Medical Administra-
tion program at Monroe College
in NY where she has successfully
completed her first year.


Additionally this year a new
scholarship award, also for $2500,
is being given to the Gifft Hill
School for a student to attend pre-
school or one of the lower grades
in the former Pine Peace School
early learning center.
The tri-island tournament, the
biggest softball tournament in the
Virgin Islands, is hosted every year
in April to raise funds for four an-
nual scholarships given in memory
of Ruby Rutnik, a Pine Peace and
Antilles School alum and champi-
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The success of this tournament,
now in its twelfth year, and the
support of the community has en-
abled the fund to give out $80,000
in awards since 1997.
The scholarship fund and the
Rutnik family wishes to thank the
community and together send con-
gratulations to these fine young
women as they pursue their educa-
tional goals.
For more information or to con-
tribute to the ongoing scholarship
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Novel Predator Lion Fish Pose A New Danger to Local Reefs


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Between global warming, Sahara dust
and sedimentation, it didn't seem coral reefs
could be in much more danger, but V.I. Na-
tional Park officials are bracing for a new
potentially devastating predator expected to
enter local waters soon and are asking for
the public's help.
Lion fish, which are normally found in
the Indian and western Pacific Oceans,
have been wreaking havoc up and down
the Atlantic seaboard from Rhode Island to
the Bahamas, and are expected to enter VI
waters soon, according to Rafe Boulon, the
VINP's chief of resource management.
Prey On Herbivorous Fish
The beautifully striped lion fish pose a
danger to reefs because they eat other fish
integral to maintaining healthy coral, ex-
plained Boulon.
"It's really a potentially serious issue for
the reefs here," Boulon said. "Most of the
prey for lion fish are herbivorous fish which
eat the algae on reefs, like surgeon fish, doc-
tor fish and parrot fish. These fish are really
important because they graze the algae off
the reef which keeps the reef healthy."
"They provide substrate, or a hard bot-
tom, for the larval of corals, sponges and sea
fans to grow," Boulon continued. "Without
herbivorous fish the reefs will be covered in
algae."
The once beautiful reefs around Jamaica
are a perfect example of what can happen
to reefs in the absence of herbivorous fish,
Boulon explained.
"Slippery Slope to Slime"
"We have a very graphic example of what
happens when all the herbivorous fish disap-
pear from reefs and that is in Jamaica where
the reefs there, due to primarily over-fish-
ing, have turned into barren waste lands of
algae," he said. "The pictures from there are
just heart-wrenching."


St. John Tradewinds News Photo


A beautifully stripped, but potentially devastating, lion fish, above.


"Jamaica is a well-documented collapse
of the coral reefs," Boulon said. "If these
lion fish gobble up all the herbivorous fish,
our reefs are going to be on the same slip-
pery slope to slime."
Scientists suspect that lion fish were intro-
duced to the Atlantic Ocean following Hur-
ricane Andrew, which hit Florida in 1990,
when someone probably dumped their home
aquarium into the ocean due to an extended
power outage, Boulon explained.
Population Explosion
Lion fish were first spotted in the Atlantic
in 1994 and a recent explosion of their num-
bers in the Bahamas really has scientists
worried, according to the VINP's chief of
resource management.
"There is a research station on Lee Stock-
ing Island in the Bahamas and between 1991
and 2004 there were no lion fish seen there,"
said Boulon. "In 2005 there was one seen. In
2006 there were two."


"In 2007 there were 107 seen and in the
first three weeks of this year, they saw 153,"
Boulon said.
Lion fish have been seen as far north as
Rhode Island and as far south as the Domin-
ican Republic, according to Boulon.
Nearing Local Waters
"There has even been one unconfirmed
sighting of lion fish in Puerto Rico," he said.
"This isn't a matter of if they will come
here, it's a matter of when."
Without any natural predators in the Ca-
ribbean or Atlantic Oceans, lion fish are
what marine biologists refer to as novel
predators, explained Boulon.
"Basically they are predators that our fish
aren't used to," Boulon said. "Our fish are
naive to this type of predator. They don't
recognize them as predators and don't pro-
tect themselves as they would from other
predators."
Researchers on Lee Stocking Island dis-


"Basically they are preda-
tors that our fish aren't used
to. Our fish are naive to this
type of predator. They don't
recognize them as preda-
tors and don't protect them-
selves as they would from
other predators."
- Rafe Boulon, VINP Chief of Resource Management

covered that not only do lion fish eat herbiv-
orous fish, they reduce recruitment of reef
fish to coral, according to the VINP's chief
of resource management.
Taking Over Reef Recruitment
"Lion fish reduced colonization of coral
reefs on Lee Stocking Island by 79 per-
cent over a five week period," Boulon said.
"They basically ate everything that came to
the reef. In that same area lion fish were re-
cruiting as much as 24 lion fish per day per
hectare which is very high."
"They are spreading very rapidly and they
are very effective predators to reef fish,"
continued Boulon.
VINP Needs the Public's Help
The public can protect the local reefs by
reporting any sightings of lion fish and by
helping VINP officials eradicate the fish,
Boulon explained.
"We want people to keep an eye out for
them, but do not touch them because they
are highly toxic," said the VINP's chief of
resource management. "If the public is will-
ing, the best thing to do is kill any lion fish
spotted around here. Spear guns are the best
to use for that because people should defi-
nitely keep their distance."
The public should report any lion fish
sightings to the VINP's resource division at
693-8950.


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LOCAL HARVEST
Coconut Coquito

By Eliza Magro
St. John Tradewinds
Have you ever been curious about coquito?
Coconut Coquito, while not sold at every liquor store, is an island treat which can be
enjoyed all year.
It is most commonly found, however, during festival times and at food fairs throughout
the territory, when local vendors bring their homemade goods to sell and share.
Made of coconuts, coquito is a product of southern areas. Originally found in Mexico, the
popularity of coquito has spread through the Virgin Islands, explained Jerome Davis, who
has been farming with his wife Theresa on St. Croix for about 13 years.
Davis makes his own coquito and sells it here on St. John during Festival. Coquito is
simple, yet not that easy to find, making it a special island beverage not to miss.
It is made by soaking shredded coconut in coconut milk for a few hours, or longer for
more richness. The coconut meat is then drained from the liquid, and a combination of
honey, vanilla essence, nutmeg and cinnamon is added.
While the coquito sold during Festival also usually includes a dash or two of rum, adding
alcohol is optional.
So don't be curious about coquito anymore, and give this simple island coconut drink a
try when you come across it next time!


Jerome Davis from St. Croix, above,
Coquito during St. John Festival 2008.


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portation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
program compliance date for Puerto Rico and the U.S
Virgin Islands will be sometime between March 1 and
April 15, 2009.
The exact date will be announced in the Federal
Register at least 90 days in advance. All U.S. Coast
Guard credentialed mariners and individuals needing
unescorted access to secure areas of ports or vessels
regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security
Act will need to obtain a TWIC prior to the compli-
ance date.
"This is an important initiative which will enhance
the security in the ports of Puerto Rico and the U.S.
Virgin Islands," said Captain Eduardo Pino, the U.S.
Coast Guard Federal Maritime Security Coordinator
for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
"Those in need of a TWIC should start the process
as soon as possible so it can be implemented with


minimal disruptions to maritime operations," said
Captain Pino.
Workers are encouraged to enroll as soon as pos-
sible and can pre-enroll for their TWIC by calling
1-866-DHS-TWIC or visiting www.tsa.gov/twic.
Pre-enrollment will help to facilitate the process by
allowing workers to provide biographic information
and scheduling of an appointment at a TWIC Enroll-
ment Center.
The pre-enrollment process reduces the time it
takes to fully enroll in the TWIC program and elimi-
nates waiting at enrollment centers.
Four TWIC enrollment centers have been estab-
lished in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, they
are:
San Juan, Puerto Rico: (787) 721-4124
Ponce, Puerto Rico: (787) 651-1626
Saint. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands: (340) 713-7860
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands: (340) 779-6563
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celebrated completing renovations at the new senior citizens' center, above.


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After being displaced for more than a year, Love
City's senior citizens settled into a new home base at
George Simmons Terrace last week.
The island's elders have been without a senior
citizen's center for almost two years, since Reliance
Housing Foundation began renovations to their for-
mer center at Calabash Boom as part of the affordable
housing provider's development project.
Since then, the seniors have been using a small
room in the back of the Department of Human Ser-
vice's Cruz Bay multi-purpose building.
For the past few weeks Department of Human
Services officials, the Home Depot employees and
community volunteers have been sprucing up the
long-closed community building near the entrance to
George Simmons Terrace on Centerline Road.
With a fresh coat of paint and new plants, the senior
center officially opened on Friday, July 18.
"Volunteers have been working on this building
for about eight weeks now," said Michal Rhymer-
Charles, Human Service's Assistant Commissioner.
"Volunteers, Home Depot employees and our won-
derful team at the Department of Human Services
helped us pull everything together."
Eight supervisors and the assistant store manager
from the Home Depot's St. Thomas store spent their
day off at the senior center, explained Barbara Wheat-
ly, human resources manager for the store.
"We donated plants, soil, mulch, our talent and our
time," said Wheatly. "We support the community who
support us and our seniors definitely support us."
Volunteers Jean Vance and Mark Horgan helped
out, as well as Powell's Property Maintenance.
The new center's mid-island location is even bet-
ter than the seniors' previous home base, explained
Rhymer-Charles.
"The central location here is ideal," she said. "Be-


"Volunteers have been working
on this building for about eight
weeks now. Volunteers, Home De-
pot employees and our wonderful
team at the Department of Human
Services helped us pull every-
thing together."
Michal Rhymer-Charles, Human Services Asst. Commisioner


fore we were all the way out in Coral Bay and not all
of our seniors live out there. We are right on the bus
route and it's easy for everyone to get here."
Human Services officials were able to secure a
long-term lease for the building from the VI. Housing
Authority, the assistant commissioner added.
The island's seniors are looking forward to meet-
ing in their new center, which will offer classes and
activities ranging from jewelry making to computer
lessons, explained Abigail Hendricks, project man-
ager for Human Service's division of senior citizens
affairs for St. John.
"The seniors are going to love it," said Hendricks.
"They have been so patient and tolerant with the small
space we've been using in the back of the Human Ser-
vices building."
Hopefully the new convenient location will draw
even more senior citizens to the center, Hendricks
added.
"All seniors over 60 are welcome to join us," said
Hendricks. "We hope to have all of our island's senior
citizens come out now."
While Hendricks has a number of activities already
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Dear Editor,
The people of the Virgin Islands are hearing some
negative news about the difficulties the Constitutional
Convention is encountering. I can assure you that we
are making progress. Just because the road is rough,
we do not abandon ourjourey!
On Friday evening there was a meeting of the Pre-
amble/Rights Committee, using the teleconference
facility at the St. Thomas marine Science Center. It
was quite effective, as we had an apparatus that en-
abled us to see the document we were editing, on both
St. Thomas and St. Croix. This is a major advance,
as all parties can see what we are considering, line
by line.
One provision that we included in the Article on
Human Rights was a prohibition against capital pun-
ishment. (Presently the legislature has not established
any capital crimes, but there is no prohibition.) The
issues of crime and punishment are still up for dis-
cussion, and I want to lay out some of them for the
public.
The issue of crime, punishment, and rehabilitation
is a big one. It is appropriately addressed in a con-
stitution, which guides lawmakers in writing laws to
address future areas of concern.
For example, do we believe that penalties imposed
by law are to serve as a deterrent against future crime;
to protect society from criminals; to exact restitution
from the criminal; to seek revenge on criminals; or a
combination of the above?
These issues were not well-explored in the U.S.
Constitution. However in the intervening 320 years,
we have learned a lot as a society. We have scientific
and psychological knowledge about criminals that we
did not have backtime.
I think it would be appropriate for us to guide fu-
ture legislators in the penalties they impose for vari-
ous crimes. Presently, it's really a "crap-shoot," with
no cohesive strategy or goal. We punish people for
crimes without being clear on what we as a society
hope to accomplish.
Personally I believe that punishment for minor
crimes should be aimed at deterring future crime.
Punishment for major crimes (those that involve hurt-


ing someone physically or psychologically) should
be aimed at protecting society from future crimes by
the same convict. Restitution is appropriate in many
cases of both minor and major crimes.
Revenge is, I believe, a hollow response to crimi-
nal behavior; I would discourage it constitutionally.
The U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits "cruel
and unusual punishment," illustrating that even 320
years ago there was an awareness that vengeance was
an ill-advised strategy for maintaining a lawful and
harmonious society.
But now to my main point. My objection to capital
punishment is not based on the above arguments, but
rather on something much more concrete: we are too
fallible to take a person's life.
Recent DNA testing continues to reveal that hun-
dreds of death row inmates are in fact innocent. Yet
these inmates were found guilty by a jury of their
peers. Unanimously.
The Creator gives life, and only the Creator should
take it away. We are fallible creatures who do our best
to pursue this abstract concept calledjustice. We have
the right the incarcerate people in order to protect our
society members from violent crime.
If we err, there is always the possibility of releasing
the convict. We do not have the expertise to extin-
guish a life in response to a crime.
I recently listened to a podcast detailing the story
of a Dallas man who was on death row for 27 years.
He was recently exonerated. He is the 17th man from
Dallas to be exonerated from the 40 people on death
row by DNA evidence. (His name is James Lee Woo-
dard, if you want to google his story on the Internet.)
Here's the link to the NPR story: www.npr.org/tem-
plates/story/story.php?storyld=90172724.
This proves to me just how incapable we are of de-
ciding by jury trial to extinguish a person's life.
I hope that the public will take an interest in this
issue by letters to the media, calling talk radio, and
contacting the Constitutional Convention Delegates.
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Senator Shawn-Michael Malone joined the entire
Virgin Islands community in mourning the passing of
prominent post mistress and community activist Ub-
aldina Simmons.
"It is with a heavy heart that I extend my sincere
condolences to the family and friends of a well re-
spected St. Johnian, Ubladina Simmons," said Ma-
lone. "She was a notable public figure who exem-
plified decency, proficiency and good character. She
was definitely an influential member of the St. John
community who commanded respect and admiration
of everyone."
"As a result, the post office was named after her to
recognize her contributions during the course of her


life, of which many St. John and Virgin Islands resi-
dents are grateful," Malone continued.
Ubladina Simmons was married to the late George
Simmons, the first native St. Johnian to serve as Is-
land Administrator in the 1940s. Simmons displayed
a level of professionalism and dedication to the Virgin
Islands community serving as post mistress for count-
less years. She was also an avid community activist,
advocating for social welfare on St. John.
"Her legacy and memories will forever remain
etched firmly and deeply in our minds as her name
does in the post office named in her honor," said Ma-
lone. "We are all saddened by her passing and I would
like to extend, on behalf and staff, my heartfelt con-
dolences to the entire Simmons family."


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St. John Tradewinds, July 21-27, 2008 17


Letters to St. John Tradewinds



Rotary Club Thanks Volunteers for Help at Children's Village


St. John Tradewinds
Dear Editor,
This year the children's festival village was spon-
sored by the Rotary Club of St. John, with guidance
and help from the St. John Community Foundation.
I would like to applaud our community for once
again coming together. But then, who among us isn't
"for the children?"
Each night we emptied the booth, set up the games,
made snow cones and pop corn for the kids, then
broke it all down and packed it away. And each night
we had volunteers from across the community to help
us.
Thank you to Lori Barlas, Andrew Barlas, Mor-
gan Barlas, Gary Emmons, Sharon Porter, Kat and
Stephen, Douglas Thomson, Rick and Carol Wassel,
Monica Munro, Jamie Irving, Bonny Corbeil, Hadiya
Sewer, Linda and George Stuckert, Edmond Rob-
erts, Paul Devine, Marilyn Hunter, Nelson Uzzell,
Tim Jackson, Aimee and Fred Trayser, Livy Hitch-
cock, Matt Domser, Lee Hoerer, John Hoerer, Lani
Clark, Gerianne Kotas, Kathy Hurley, Albert Belle,
Miles Stair, Natalie Martin, Margaret Krasnov, Pat-
rick Pearson, Michelle and Rich Carle, Cristina and
Joe Kessler, Darin Schlessinger, Corine Matthias,


Kristen Maize, Debbie Marsh, Christina Marsh, Car-
ishma Marsh, Jane and Adam Thill, Tammy Pollock,
Jan & Jug Courlas, Helen and Steve Simon, Sarah
Maruk, Andy Rutnik, Les Otis, Claudia Verdant,
Hollie Parks, Trine Jensen, Preston Pollock, Coleen
Marsh, Craig Barshinger, Joy Stillman, Mary Nick-
barg, Dana Roberts, Zoya Otto, Brenda Wallace, Ker-
rin Patrie, Jane Wahshburn, Kimberly Sheaf, David
Jurgens, Sharon Coldren, Lucas Schnell, Karen Ca-
landra, Joe Palminteri, Lori Dudken, Vanessa Camp,
Jalila Milne, Martha Hills, Cynthia Seyah, Anna Tut-
tle, Beth Jones, Bill Willigerod, MaryAnne and Tom
Campbell, Cynthia Serjak, Emily Baer, Halary May-
nard, Hollie Parks, Austin Augustin, Gregory Louis,
Jeff M. Smith, Gerry Hills, Kenneth Graham, John
Hilbert, Peggie and Mike McCabe, Tom Shirey, St.
John Ice, Angel Electric, Carlson Construction, Public
Works, Waste Management and the National Park.
We tried to have everyone who helped sign up each
night, so if we missed you please forgive us, but do
accept our most sincere thanks for making this event
possible for all our children.
Sincerely,
Joan Bermingham and B. J. Harris


St. John Tradewinds
To Our Dear Friends of St. John,
We're writing this letter in gratitude of all who
helped in our time of need. The benefit hosted by
Mark Wallace and Julietta of Sputnik's II in Coral
Bay was wonderful.
There are so many people who helped, Boozie,
Jam, Andrea, Whistler, Young Brian, Rick and Diana,
Sherrie, Brenda, Arlene, Sharon Kearsy, and every-
one who gave donations of money and prizes.
Not to mention the incredible posters put out by
Kate and Design that filled St. John so beautifully.
I also can't forget Joanne Sica and Loretto Kraft
who were always there for love and moral support


St. John Tradewinds
Editor,
Recently I went to Love City Mini Mart in Coral
Bay to purchase ajuice. The price was clearly marked
on the bottle as $1.99. When I tried to pay for it, the
store clerk told me to pay $6.99. When I questioned
him, he said I should always check with him for the
price. He further informed me that gas prices were
going up.
I suspect that he merely forgot to remove the price
sticker when he purchased the juice. While people in


when we needed it.
Our special love and thanks to our beloved Lee Ster-
ling, without whom we wouldn't have the strength we
do. And we can never forget our friends for life Gayle
and Michael McKetney.
Rick had special heart surgery and will be getting a
pacemaker. With the love and help of Rick's family,
he will have a successful recovery with a happy and
new beginning.
We miss you all and hope to see you soon with
well-ness and well being.
Thanks to all of you,
Rick and Nelda Ringsborg


Coral Bay are hostages to the local markets for neces-
sities, if the price of gas can justify an additional $5
for a juice, I will no longer purchase necessitates at
Love City Mini Mart.
Do businesses on St. John understand that, at some
point, the price of gas is insignificant when the prices
for groceries and necessities on St. Thomas are sig-
nificantly less?
Sincerely yours,
Adam Eichenauer


2007
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MaLinda Nelson
malinda@tradewinds.vi

NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
jaime@tradewinds.vi

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Andrea Milam
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2008
TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 8
Under Investigation: 8
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 47
Under Investigation: 47
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 41
Under Investigation: 41
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy, above, discussed recruiting residents to join the
Department's auxiliary force during last week's town meeting.

VIPD and Community Working Together to

SForm Auxiliary Force, Neighborhood Watches
Continued from Page 3


neighbors should be looking out for each other."
While many people complain about rising crime in
the territory and a lack of police action, most VIPD
officers are doing all they can, explained Francis.
"The majority of our officers are hard working in-
dividuals who put their lives on the line every day,"
Francis said. "We have a few bad apples, we know
that. But the majority of officers are hard working
public servants."
Residents can do their part to bridge the perceived
gap between the community and police officers, ex-
plained VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy.
"Many people say officers aren't respectful to


the general public," said Foy. "But please bear with
them. We are doing customer training for all of our
officers."
"The best way to help is to tell officers they are
doing a great job," Foy continued. "Tell officers that
they are appreciated."
It's time for the community and the VIPD to face
the future together, explained Simon.
"We need to move forward together," said Simon.
"No matter what we do, unless we get the manpower,
it's never going to get better. Let's set a goal that we
all go out there and find one person who is interested
injoining the auxiliary force."


DPNR Approves Group Dwelling Permit

for Steep Hillside Condo Development

Bordeaux Mountain Estates
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verge of hiring an island planner, Coral Bay Commu-
nity Council president Sharon Coldren questioned the
timing of this group dwelling permit approval.
"I'm very dismayed that they are approving a group
dwelling permit which is entirely discretionary to
approve at all prior to hiring a St. John planner,"
Coldren said. "There is no time frame in the law nor a
necessity for DPNR to act on the application."
With the government aware of the public's concern
about the project, Coldren questioned why it was ap-
proved at all.
"It seems the government has tried to indicate they


are aware that the residents have extreme concerns
over the appropriateness of this project yet for some
reason they decide to go ahead and approve it," said
Coldren. "My question is why. What would cause
them to approve this project just before a new planner
is hired?"
No Comment from Milne
"I'm astonished that they decided to do this," Col-
dren added.
Project architect Milne declined to comment on the
group dwelling permit approval.


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New GI Education Bill Becomes Law V.I. Banking Industry Is Stable


St. John Tradewinds
On June 30, President George
W. Bush signed into law the new
GI Bill which boasts the most
comprehensive education benefits
package since the Original GI bill
was signed into law in 1944.
This benefit package does not go
into effect until August 1, 2009, to
allow the Veterans Administration
time to draft regulations, train staff
and build the computer software
needed to administer the new ben-
efits.
Benefits will not be paid for any
training or education programs
completed before July 31, 2009.
The new GI Bill was framed to
be similar to the benefits given to
World War II vets. Then, returning
GIs were covered for the full cost
of tuition and books for whatever
college they entered, in addition
they were paid a monthly stipend.
Under the new GI Bill, payment
rates will go up, but will be based
on the college or university costs
in the service member's state of
residence. Eligible students will
also receive a monthly stipend for
books of up to $1,000 per year and
a monthly housing allowance of
about $1,000.
The new education benefits are


forecasted to go into effect in 2009
and will be available to all service
members and veterans, including
members of the National Guard
and Reserve who have served on
active duty for at least 90 consecu-
tive days since Sept. 11, 2001.
Anyone who has served a total
of at least 90 consecutive days on
active duty in the Armed Forces
since September 11, 2001, is eli-
gible.
The amounts of benefits avail-
able under this program, how-
ever, are determined by the actual
amount of accumulated post 9/11
service.
To be eligible for the full benefit,
vets must have three years of ac-
tive duty service after 9/11 or have
been discharged due to a service-
connected disability.
Below is a quick reference
showing the percentage of total
combined benefit eligibility based
on the following periods of post
9/11 service:
100% 36 or more total
months
100% 30 or more consecutive
months with disability related dis-
charge
90% 30 total months
80% 24 total months


70% 18 total months
60% 12 total months
50% six total months
40% 90 or more consecutive
days
Unlike the Montgomery GI
Bill, the new GI Bill will allow
anyone to use this benefit for up to
15 years after their last discharge
or separation from active duty.
Service members who have
served at least 10 years on active
duty will be able to transfer their
benefits to a spouse or dependent
child.
Spouses of service members
who have served at least six years
and agree to another four-year con-
tract can also receive the benefit.
The transferred benefit will cov-
er the cost of tuition only. Benefits
may be divided as long as they
don't exceed 36 months of college
classes.
College-age children of long-
serving service members could get
a free college education starting
fall 2009, provided they attend a
state-backed school.
For additional information
please call the Office of Veterans
Affairs at (340) 773-6663 or 774-
6100.


Says Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis

St. John Tradewinds
Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis Chairman of the Virgin Islands
Banking Board said last week that the Virgin Islands' banking industry
is financially sound.
Concerns about the stability of local banks were raised after wide-
spread media reports of the failure of IndyMac Bank, a California based
bank. Banks across the county have been affected by risky mortgages
and lending practices.
"The Division of Banking and Insurance takes its responsibilities to
provide a safe and secure banking environment for the Virgin Islands
community very seriously," Francis said.
The Division, in conjunction with the Virgin Islands Banking Board
and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), is charged with
protecting the public's interest through regulation and enforcement of
the banking and financial services industry.
The problems encountered by banks across the United States are a
result of the large number of foreclosures on the mainland, added John
McDonald, Director of the Division of Banking and Insurance.
Banks doing business in the territory generally do not offer certain
types of products like sub-prime loans; these conservative practices have
helped to maintain a stable banking environment in the territory, accord-
ing to McDonald.
Most depositors in local banks also have the protection of the FDIC
which insures deposits up to $100,000. The FDIC is an independent
agency of the federal government.
Anyone having questions about the financial condition of their bank-
ing institution is encouraged to contact their bank directly.



'. BABY BOOM' Yt-
SMarket and Fund Raiser*

Join us Saturday, July 26th, 10am-2pm
@ the Market Place, 2nd floor, to buy
new & used baby clothes & toys.
Please drop off clothing, toys, books etc... (in good
condition), that your tot has outgrown, at Satyamuna,
(2nd floor Marketplace), before Saturday, July 26th.
FREE iced chocolate milk and $5.00 kid's breakfast at Satyamuna
Proceeds will go to St. John school of art
Suggested donation prices range from .25 cents to $10.


St. John Tradewinds
The federal minimum wage
will increase to $6.55 per hour ef-
fective July 24, 2008; and to $7.25
per hour effective July 24, 2009.
In accordance with Title 24,
Chapter 1, of the V.I. Code, which
states in part that the territory's


minimum wage cannot be less
than the effective Federal Mini-
mum Wage, all V.I. Employers
are therefore advised that the ter-
ritory's minimum wage will in-
crease accordingly, explained De-
partment of Labor Commissioner
Albert Bryan.


To inquire further about this new
minimum wage increase, please
contact the Division of Labor
Relations on St. Thomas at (340)
776-3700, or check out the U.S.
Department of Labor Web site at
www.dol.gov.


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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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


CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
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.
RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
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
CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE


Leaves Cruz Bay (weekdays)
7:15 a.m.
3:45 p.m.
Leaves Downtown (weekdays)
9 a.m.
5:30 p.m.


Leaves Cruz Bay (weekends)
11:15 a.m.
Leaves Downtown (weekends)
1 p.m.


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Community Calendar Io


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.
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Monday, July 21
On Monday, July 21, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -
Regional Administrator Alan J. Steinberg will be on St. John to
present EPA's Environmental Quality Awards to three environ- -Copyr M lateral
mental stewards and announce a cooperative agreement award of -
$300,000 to the Coral Bay Community Council on Monday, July .
21, at the VI. National Park Visitors Center at 10:30 a.m. -
Friday, July 25 .
GERS invites members and retirees to participate in a retirement S- -
workshop on St. John on Friday, July 25, at the Cruz Bay legisla-
Through July 25 Available from Commercial News Providers
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 Bay.


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


St. John Police Report


Friday, July 11 friend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V 5:25 p.m. A citizen r/ that one "Jumbie" is walking
1:20 p.m. An Estate Nadir resident p/r she is being 7:30 p.m. A white male was p/ at Jurgen Command around with a gun on him in the area of Cap's Place, Cruz
harassed via her cellphone and job by her boyfriend. Tele- stating that he was assaulted by one of his friends. The Bay. Possession of an unlicensed firearm. Arrest # 03 SJ-
phone harassment, male had injuries about the head, however, did not make a 08.
6:30 p.m. A citizen c/r that she needs assistance at the report. He was escorted out of the station by another indi- Wednesday, July 16
Westin Resort. Aggravated assault and battery. vidual. Same was advised to travel to the Myrah Keating 10:15 a.m. An Estate St. Quacco and Zimmerman
10:50 p.m. A resident r/ that his boat was stolen from Smith Community Health Center for treatment, resident c/r that someone stole his vehicle from said resi-
Cruz Bay. Unauthorized use of vessel. 11:11 p.m. A citizen c/r a vehicle fire in the area of dence. Unauthorized use of vehicle.
Saturday, July 12 Pastory Gardens. 3:15 p.m. A visitor p/r that someone unknown dam-
5:10 a.m. An Estate Rendezvous resident c/r a male Monday, July 14 aged his vehicle.
made threats toward him and his family. Disturbance of 10:45 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r a distur- 3:40 p.m. An Estate Frydenhoj resident p/r a distur-
the peace, threats. bance with a male at said residence. Disturbance of the bance with her husband. Disturbance of the peace, D.V
8:00 a.m. A resident c/r a burglary in the area of Beth- peace, D.V 8:35 p.m. An Estate Gift Hill resident c/r a disturbance
any. Burglary in the third. 1:20 p.m. A Kirwin Terrace resident p/r that she is be- at her home. Disturbance of the peace.
12:30 p.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r a burglary. ing harassed by her daughter's father. Disturbance of the Thursday, July 17
Burglary in the second. peace, D.V 3:30 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone damaged his ve-
Sunday, July 13 2:20 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r that he and hide and broke into his glove box.
12:45 a.m. An Estate John's Folly resident c/r she has his tenant are getting into an altercation. Disturbance of 10:20 p.m. Badge #671 p/ at Jurgen Command with
a trespasser living on her property. Police assistance, the peace. one Lewis Glen of Coral Bay being placed under arrest.
4:15 a.m. A bartender at the Quiet Mon c/r a distur- Tuesday, July 15 Friday, July 18
bance in the establishment. Police assistance. 5:00 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/re- 1:11 a.m. -An Estate Susannaberg resident c/requesting
11:50 a.m. A citizen c/r that someone broke into her questing police assistance in retrieving her security de- police assistance with her husband. Police assistance.
home. Burglary in the second, posit from her former landlord who has been harassing
3:40 p.m. A citizen c/r he was assaulted by his girl- her and her husband. Police assistance.


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St. John Tradewinds



Business Directory


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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







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Classifieds


e r- Rea. l- e .i e


The Lumberyard

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

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


4narketpace
Retail Space Available
Excellent location
on 2nd floor, 808 s/f,
front and back entrance.
Office Space Available
271 s/f and 454 s/f
in Office Suites II
Small Storage Spaces
Available.
Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Elevator. Generator.
Call Barbara at 776-6455

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


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



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


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


Part-Time
Contractor Needed
for St. John for education
campaign on domestic vio-
lence and assault. Training
and/or experience in these
areas is preferred.
Strong communication
skills. Knowledge of
Microsoft Word and Excel.
Flexible schedule required.
Deadline: July 30 2008
Fax your cover letter and
resume to 719-5521
or e-mail:
dvsca @earthlink.net


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TRADEWINDS:


St. Thomas
Marina Market

Cruz Bay
1st Stop Convenience
Baked in the Sun
Book & Bean
Connections
C&D Bakery
Deli Grotto
Dolphin Market


Gallows Point
The Mail Center
Nature's Nook
Papaya Cafe
Starfish Market

North Shore Road
Caneel Bay Resort
Cinnamon Bay
Maho Bay Camps


South Shore Road
Pine Peace Market
Westin Resort

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


Get a Tan and a Paycheck!

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


Scotiabank is currently seeking appli-
cants for Telling positions on St. Thomas
& St. John. The tellers are responsible for
servicing personal and business customer
needs, promoting The Bank's products,
services and alternate delivery channels
and referring opportunities identified as
well as to contribute to the overall busi-
ness objectives of the branch team.

Qualifications and requirements include
a High School Diploma, experience in
customer service and cash handling.

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


NEXT DEADLINE:
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2008


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unilE starting at 1789,000. Ray. Aima?.ing eisuikl wal.t
And., 2) ,br 2ba un iI vicws, Gversized veranda
lMua&Liig ait St,51,100.00-. and huge p&l. 5549,000.
GRANDB RAY "AssiBrirm i o f Cnli' rLets" star atL $4,00. Perthcus~ urniL for $58700 l-
WHY RENT Suii ei Ride 2 new Ibr, 1ha unit' wt huge water view. $279,000 & $2499000.
SIRENUSA I.u4ury condJ deccl, is nearly compile., 2. 3 & 411R aviil. & begin lt Sl,100,00I.
LAND

270 f c1f water froMnte & ABay. Tbh perfect building
small sandy beach on Reef Ioctioia for your dream
liw., linjoy iCw & *tsounmds vLtio I villa w/ easy
o rf the urrf. S2,70.,000. beacb access. $925.000.
SPECIAL PRICErl Vir gin GCavd Estates tw'o aAna.iikg 0.41 *Lvaee lots. Each rfr only $275,000.
18 ACRES & 29 sub-divided lots above Rendezvous with most roads paved. Call us for Details.
NEW LISTING Priced To SCell Motivueld Ownerl Csrolion .25+/- aC Gret views. $209,999.
BEACHFRONT two laI omem has 155rt or hbeahftrvt. Adjarint lot has deeded paLli. 3~99,00.-
DEVELOPMRNT OPPORTUNITY e pietd p]a.ik & permitsl ror 15 uw l etiddd peoj... $2,750,000-0
LOWER PETER BAY primC building lo whilh iLncmpFItrl b noprlh tslir vWiews....., ,$.500,000.
ON TOP OF THE WORLDI ihe h g1hes1 point on Mrlmay Peak, Amaning 3fGo views, $1,599,00.
BORDEAUX 3.3+/.ac.kilol top w/panruralnic views excellent deverlopmain pouteILil.$1,299,4499.
WATERFRONT A RARE OPPORTUNITY iu PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAL AT......... S950,o0Q.
FREEMANS GROUND L.atrg suh-dividable I .7+- at. I t with Srtat waIet vies..... 44,99.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island LW 6l bt 'st and Seudy Cay to Leduck........ 1429,000.
REDUCED oversized lot in Coral Bay near proposed marina project............. IUST 1310,000.
WHAT A DEAL Ch~ce lai Il le lot wiLl actLiv plan & perL tnit in plate................... -224-,000.
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prealigious Choclitc Holer A STEAL AT JUST .......... 195,00I.
EMMAUS A gr ea t 1 a gral price wilh hugc CrpriIl I-y harbor views ....... Now jus! $l1 7,00.
TIMESHARES COMMERCIAL-
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMMst weeks avail- |LOCATION, LOCATION Mary options esis 4
able. Prices range from 11,]00 to 251$,00Q. I for this Retail Shopprirn CenRLt. 52,250,O0n .



NEXT AD DEADLINE:

Thursday, July 17th


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


SCENIC PROPERTIES
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay:
1 Bd/1 Ba $1400; 2 Bd/1
Ba, W/D $1400; 2 Bd/2
Ba, W/D, Septl $1700; 2
Bd/2 Ba, W/D, pool $2300;
2 Bd/2 Ba, W/D $2300; 2
Bd/2 Ba, pool, W/D $2300;
3Bd/ 2 Ba, pool, $2400; 3
Bd, 2 Ba, W/D, STT View
$2600;
Coral Bay:
2 Bd/2 Ba washer $2000;
2 Bd/ 1 Ba, house, great
view, $2100; 2 Bd/2 Ba,
W/D oceanfront, $2200; 1
Bd/lBa oceanfront $1300.


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


APT FOR RENT:
Avail. Aug. 1. Fully fur-
nished apt. in new Choco-
late Hole home. Full A/C.
Great Views. Washer/Dry-
er/Dishwasher. Cable. Pa-
tio. Parking. $1800 month
+ utilities. Non smoking
property. Call 715-1914 or
998-1274


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


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
thomas.hill@pillsburylaw.com.


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 240-460-
8609
or ltrey@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


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


Coral Bay Rental:
Beautiful harbor view from
wrap around deck
2 bdrm/1 bath
large living area, washer,
dryer, 5 minute walk to
town on paved road.
$1675/mo plus security dep.
incl. elec.
Annual lease.
779-4089


One Bedroom for rent in
Contant. 340-690-1104


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




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




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


NEW JEEP WRANGLER
10,300 MILES
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Team San Martin Waterfront Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. on North Shore
Take advantage of the
chance to own a private
waterfront .44 acre lot!
Enjoy views to the north
and Hamm's Bluff.
MLS #07-1682 $199,000 Beautiful sunsets and
SCUBA diving The Wall
5 Company Street will be yours. Island
Christiansted, VI 00820 Outstanding Age ~ dreams do come true!
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartin.com Oursaandin Results


"Andante by the Sea" is a 3
bedroom pool villa on a ridge-top
between Hart Bay and Chocolate

sunrise to sunset views. Features
include cool breezes, open air
living as well as air conditioned
bedrooms, hardwood and stone
accents, and provides excellent
privacy with a unique open layout and separation of bedroom suites.
Awalking pathway leads to Hart Bay Beach nearby. This popular rental
home has an impressive rental history. $1,895M
"House With A View" lives up to
r ~ its name with beautiful views over
Rendezvous Bay This 4 bedroom
home is high enough to catch the
cooling tradewind breezes but
close enough to Rendezvous Bay
to hear the surf and see the varied
colors of the water around the
coral heads and beaches. This is a large lot in a quiet, established
neighborhood yet just minutes from Cruz Bay. The pool and deck are
new and make this an attractive short-term rental or a great family
home. 51.350.000


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


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"Long Bay Lookout" Enjoy b
sweeping panoramic views of
Round Bay and Coral Harbor from
the porch of this two bedroom sub
gated masonry home with studio
unit on lower level. Partially reno-
ABOUT SELLING. vated living/dining and kitchen
i i area includes custom mahogany
S FOR A FREE cabinets, trim and doors plus new ceramic tile floor and countertops.
OF THE MARKE Room for expansion on the 1/2 acre lot which is a short walk from the
YOUR PROPERTY "Carolina Cottage" Really cute with
2 bedroom house with nice water -
views of Coral Harbor and Hurri- A
cane Hole. Faces east to catch co
the cooling trade wind breezes. Isl
Paved driveway and easy pr
access. Fully furnished. Well isl
maintained home with large deck pr
and room to expand or add a pool. $599,000 th4


LANDICOMMERCIAL-
"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in
prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views over north
shore to Jost Van Dyke. This parcel is not part of Peter
Bay subdivision therefore no membership dues, assess-
ments, covenants or restrictions can be levied. However,
owner retains right to use entrance to Peter Bay
division (upper Peter Bay road) to access this parcel. $2.3M
E "VOYAGES BUILDING" Rare opportunity to own a
combination commercial and residential property in the
heart of Coral Bay. Located between the Cocoloba
Shopping Center and a proposed 116 slip marina, this is an
ideal location for a restaurant, retail shops or offices. There
are two beautiful 2 bedroom apartments on the 2nd floor
a swimming pool on site. Located just across the road from the waterfront,
Views of the anchored boats, cool breezes and parking. $3.1M
ND MUCH MORE . .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
ndo, land and commercial listings currently available through
andia Real Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and
ice on the island of St. John. Feel free to visit our website at www.
andiarealestate.com or call and speak with one of our full-time,
ofessional agents at: (340) 776-6666. We will be happy to help you find
e perfect property to fulfill your needs and dreams.


St. John Properties, Inc.
(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320
www.stjohnproperties.com
Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix


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



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

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

Contact us at Crucian Properties
772-4182 for St. Croix listings!


(4) 77-66

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TEMPTRESS has been recently renovated, painted and the pool has been resurtaced. Iwo bedroom
suites are separated by two buildings a living area and an impressive kitchen complete with granite
countertops. All rooms open onto spacious, private decks, affording dramatic sunsets and sweeping
views of the South Shore, including Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole Bay and Hart Bay. $1,650,000
HOMES
ESTATE ROSE The largest private estate listed YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH is just steps
for sale on St. John's South Shore. Double parcel outside this Hart Bay waterfront villa. "Rendezview"
knoll top site offers spectacular views. Completely has been extensively renovated and features 4
refurbished main house includes 3 bdrms, 41/2 bdrms & 4 baths with tasteful furnishings, enormous
baths, mahogany library, office/media room, swimming pool, expansive decks, & stonework. Also
spacious great room, mahogany kitchen, spa, enjoy the lower 3 bdrm beach house. Excellent
12'x40' pool, plus a caretaker's cottage. 2.2 Acres. short term rental income $2,895,000
$4,500,000 ADURO A cottage in a tranquil setting. Water
LOVE NEST Welcome to this sparkling, bright & views of Fish Bay & Ditleff. A/C, pool, & professional
airy, brand new cottage overlooking Hurricane landscaping, 2 kitchens, 3 bdrms. Offering a
hole, Coral Bay, & BVI. A C/O has been obtained comfortable setting for residences and visitors alike.
for this gem, and plans approved for an additional $899,000
2BR, 2BA w/pool on the 1/2 acre site. Move right FLANAGANS PASSAGE VILLA is a brand new
in! Park your money here & watch it grow. classic 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa with superior
$559,000 craftsmanship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property on the knoll roof and wonderful attention to every detail.
of the hill above Cruz Bay Town offering panoramic Stunning 180 degree view from every room with a
views of Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Zoned huge deck surrounding the large pool and sunken
R-4, this very large site is ideally suited for hot tub on this .61 acre parcel. The luxurious home
development. Also featuring a 3 bedroom short features mahogany cabinets, doors and furniture, a
term rental home known as "Tamarind" and an gourmet kitchen, ac in bedrooms and much more. A
enormous inviting pool. $2,950,000 must see! $2,850,000






MongooseJunction
340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWNCoral Bay
oOUNT RY T 340-774-7962
r, -e gro. 0340-777-5350 fax
Swww.towncountryusvi.com
tcusvi@islands.vi

REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box191, St.John, VI00831
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* SPECTACULAR 180 NORTH FACING VIEWS down Drake's Passage, including many British Virgin
islands. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is located on the crest of a hill in peaceful Privateer Estates. The
home features concrete foundations, a cedar shake upper floor, with a wonderful concrete pool and deck
with stone accents. Privateer Estates includes many amenities including underground utilities, deeded
beach access to 2 beaches and use of Newfound cottages and dock.............. Well priced at $995,000.


* UNIQUE NORTH SHORE PARCEL -located
just above the present Maho Bay campground
with access through the "Harmony Homes" area
of the eco-resort. A tremendous opportunity to
own scarce north shore property. $1,200,000.


* BEAUTIFUL WATER VIEWS includ-
ing East End of St. John northward to vari-
ous British Virgin Islands are yours from
this large Flanagan's Passage parcel.
Hear the waves break against the shore
while watching moonrise over East End.
.........................VALUE PRICED at $300,000.
* REDUCED VILLA LUMINARIA -
Spacious 3 bedroom villa with large pool
deck, located on ridge of Upper Carolina with
expansive views overlooking British Virgin
Islands and entire East End of St. John. This
very popular short term rental is private and
completely equipped. Large garage can easily
be converted to fourth bedroom. A must see
for the serious buyer................. $2,769,000.


800 :::.-2 1 4- fa : Jo.h, ,
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BAYVIEW is a very private villa bordering the National Park, just minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry
design with two buildings connected by sunny pool, decks and patio. Amazing 280 degree views overlooking Francis Bay
and Northshore, plus Coral Bay and BVI's. Excellent vacation rental history. $1,695,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS
PERELANDRA is a romantic two bedroom, 2 bath Ca-
ribbean style villa offering stunning panoramic views and
evening sunsets, privacy, convenient location and comfort-
able elegance. Nestled high on the hillside above Cruz Bay
with lush gardens and a private pool. $1,235,000.
AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 1800 views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms / 4 baths, in-
finity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush
gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
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 3 acre site adjacent to National Park.
Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along
the secluded shoreline. Priced below appraised value at
$1,385,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate features tennis
court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 7 bedrooms 7.5 baths, on 1 acre.
Impressive rental history, awesome views, walkto Chocolate
Hole beach. $2,495,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Three bedroom / 2 bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, 12 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 Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush V2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.


CONDOS & TIMESHARES
NEW CONDOS Attractive 1 bedroom/1 bath units priced
to sell. Beautiful water views, solid masonry construc-
tion, shared pool. Small 4 unit complex at Sunset Ridge.
$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.
EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
ESTATE BELLEVUE Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $285,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000.
GREATCRUZ BAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $350,000.
CATHERINEBERG- Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 14 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy....................... $250,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views............................ $295,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included.............$329,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo.......................... $375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel........................... $389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac ................................... $425,000
ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE -
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$359k
SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS-
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k


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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.


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