August 11-24, 2008
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V.I. Brownfields Coordinator Clanicia Pelle and EPA Region 2 Brownfields Coordinator
Large Crowd Learns About
Redevelopment at V.I. Brownfields Forum
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Most residents don't know what to do with a piece
of property after it has been developed, or partially
developed, and contaminated with potentially harm-
That is most residents except for the 70 people who
attended the Department of Planning and Natural Re-
sources' Division of Environmental Protection's Fifth
Annual Brownfields Program forum at the Westin Re-
sort and Villas on Wednesday, July 30.
A brownfield is a property which may contain haz-
ardous substances, pollutants or contaminants. A part-
nership between DPNR's DEP and the Environmental
Protection Agency, the V.I. Brownfields Program is
designed to educate the public about assessing, safely
cleaning and sustainably reusing brownfields.
Formed in 2004, the program first hired and trained
staff under V.I. Brownfields Coordinator Clanicia
The group drafted legislation the V.I. Brown-
fields Revitalization and Environmental Act which
was recently introduced by VI. Senators Neville
James and Louis Patrick Hill, and is expected to be
passed by the full legislature soon.
"There is no down side to this," said Pelle. "This is
a mandate to clean up the environment and to get ad-
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ditional federal grants to help in that."
Pelle and V.I. Brownfields Program staff are cur-
rently identifying brownfields sites on all three is-
lands. On St. John, the group identified two major
brownfields, explained Pelle.
"We're looking at the property in Coral Bay which
is full of rusting vehicles and we're looking at the Su-
sanaberg Transfer Station and what they are going to
do when it closes," Pelle said. "There is simply no
place in the Virgin Islands for contaminants."
VI. Brownfields Program officials are also working
to develop the first standardized regulations for the
territory regarding brownfields and redevelopment,
"We never had our own standards before," she said.
"Before we always looked at the federal guidelines
but we didn't have any Virgin Islands-specific stan-
A private contractor, Maguire Group, Inc., was re-
cently hired to create standards and officials are tak-
ing a close look at how Puerto Rico has dealt with
their brownfields, explained Pelle.
"Historically there are a lot of similarities between
what we're dealing with here and what they deal with
in Puerto Rico," said the VI. Brownfields Coordina-
tor. "We're going to learn from what they have done
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Cruz Bay Roundabout Mobilization
Phase Starting Monday, August 11
St. John Tradewinds
The Notice to Proceed has been issued for the construction of
the roundabout intersection in Cruz Bay, starting Monday, August
11, announced Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl
The general contractor approved for the project is Island Roads
Construction and the mobilization phase will commence on Mon-
day, August 11. Work is scheduled to be completed within 675 cal-
endar days and the estimated cost of the contract is $ 6,929,380.
DPW will be keeping the public fully informed as the project
moves forward into the construction phase.
Volunteers Needed for GBS Playground
Maintenance August 23
St. John Tradewinds
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, August 23, from 9 to 11 a.m.
to repair, clean and paint the playground at Guy Benjamin Elemen-
tary School before school starts. Everyone is welcome. If possible,
volunteers are asked to bring gloves, rakes, hammers and paint
brushes. Carpenters are needed in advance. To volunteer at an-
other time, call 776-2099 or email coralbaycommunitycouncil
CBCC Hosting Pre-primary Candidates
Forum August 27 at Westin Resort
St. John Tradewinds
A Pre-primary Candidates Forum will be hosted on Wednesday,
August 27, at 6:30 at the Westin. Resort and Villas All Senatorial
and Delegate Candidates are invited to participate, whether or not
they are in a primary race.
This will be an early opportunity for the public to find out about
the candidates and their positions on issues of local concern. The
public is encouraged to attend and ask questions from the floor.
The sponsor of this forum is the nonpartisan Coral Bay Commu-
nity Council. For more information, please call 776-2099 or email
Epiphany Theater Company Presents
"Keep 'Em Guessin"' August 22-24
St. John Tradewinds
Epiphany Theater Company of St. John will be hosting its annual
comedy fun-raiser "Keep 'Em Guessin'" at the St. John School of
the Arts from August 22 through 24. All shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Epiphany members will perform 15 outrageously hilarious skits!
A big raffle will be hosted at intermission.
Epiphany is pleased to team up with the St. John School of the
Arts for this annual late-summer event which is sure to bring smiles
and lots of laughter. This show is not for children. We recommend
ages 15 and above. Come and join the cast of the Epiphany The-
ater Company as they proudly present "Keep 'Em Guessin.'" For
more information call Paul at 514-6615 or Cynthia at 513-6615
V.I. Fire Service Lifts Burning Ban
St. John Tradewinds
Effective August 5, burning permits were issued for St. Thomas
and St. John. Persons with burning permits that were affected by
the ban can bring their permit to the Fire Services administrative
offices, located at the Cruz Bay Fire Station on St. John for cred-
ited time. Conditions will continue to be monitored and the status
will be adjusted accordingly. For more information, contact the
Fire Services offices at 776-6333 on St. John.
St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2008 3
Governor Takes Swift Action in Wake of Schneider Scandal
St. John Real Estate Agent
Miles Stair Appointed to Hospital Board
"The results of this audit cannot be minimized or deflected in any way.
Its findings are beyond troubling, and indeed they have triggered the
predictable, and required, criminal investigations which are now on-go-
ing in the V.I. Department of Justice."
Governor John P. deJongh
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In the wake of two scathing au-
dits and an in-depth report of gross
mismanagement at R.L. Schneider
Regional Medical Center released
earlier this month, Governor John
deJongh appointed new members
to the overseeing hospital District
St. John real estate agent Miles
Stair was among those appointed
to the new board. Stair, who was
also this year's St. John Festival
Parade Marshal, promised to make
the island's needs heard.
"I certainly feel honored to be
nominated by the governor," said
Stair. "I an very pleased that St.
John will have a voice on the Hos-
pital Board for our community and
Days after a report in the VI.
Daily News alleging serious
wrongdoing at Schneider, a joint
audit conducted by both the lo-
cal and federal Inspector Generals
was released. The audit prompted
criminal investigations, which are
ongoing at the V.I. Department of
Government leaders were out-
raged by the allegations at Sch-
neider, which included hugely
overpaid executives and misman-
agement including forcing cancer
patients to forgo chemotherapy
In a press conference hosted in
the wake of the scandal, deJongh
took swift action in condemning
the financial wrongs and abuse of
public trust at the St. Thomas hos-
"The results of this audit cannot
be minimized or deflected in any
way," said deJongh. "Its findings
are beyond troubling, and indeed
they have triggered the predict-
able, and required, criminal inves-
tigations which are now on-going
in the VI. Department of Justice."
"The findings of this audit estab-
lished that the actions and inactions
of those charged with the over-
sight of the executives that they
failed to meet the standard we
must insist upon as a community,"
said the governor. "Additionally,
the actions and inactions of those
executives have been described in
the audit in ways which require a
fuller investigation in order to take
The governor was particularly
offended by the inaction of the
District Board, he said.
"It is not necessary to inquire
beyond the audit findings and the
Medical Center's response to reach
this conclusion," said deJongh.
"However, what troubles me even
more than the specific items noted
in the audit such as the lack of
internal financial controls, policies
and procedures governing credit
card use or the reimbursement of
expenses, or the lack of proper
controls over executive payroll, or
even the faults found with the in-
surance and billing systems -was
the absence of commitment on the
part of this board to my adminis-
tration's goal of maximizing open-
ness and transparency throughout
"When it comes to the spend-
ing of the people's money we are,
and can only be, one government,"
deJongh said. "There can be no
accountability without openness
and transparency. And without
accountability we cannot earn the
"Accordingly, I have asked for
and received the resignations of
each and all of the District Board
members who were on the board
during the period of time when the
actions and inactions described in
the audit occurred," the governor
DeJongh promised ongoing in-
volvement in the hospital's man-
"As the Chief Executive of
the territory and on behalf of our
residents, I will not be a silent
partner," said the governor. "The
health care of our people is too im-
portant; honesty and transparency
in government is too important;
placed to run the Medical Center and the fiduciary care required
when spending public money is
too important. They all require no
less than a full partnership with
fully functioning and competent
governing boards at both the level
of the Hospital and Health Facili-
ties Corporation and the District
"Let me assure all of the people
of our territory that there will be
no disruption of services or less-
ening of the quality of care at the
Hospital or Cancer Center on St.
Thomas or the clinic on St. John,"
The governor also made sure to
thank the employees at all of Sch-
neider Regional's facilities.
"I would like to say that there is
one very important area of agree-
ment that I share with the vast
majority of people within our
community and that is our deep
respect and gratitude to the staff
of the Roy Lester Schneider Hos-
pital, the Kimelman Cancer Cen-
ter, and the Myrah Keating Smith
Community Health Center," said
deJongh. "They go to work every
day, and every night, in service to
us all, and for that service, we are
all extremely grateful. But let us
all remember this was not an audit
of our nurses or aides or doctors or
technicians working at our hospi-
tal and cancer center and clinic."
"Their work is ceaseless and
often thankless," said the gov-
ernor. "But we must pause today
and thank them. And then with
their help we must move ahead
together to fix our health care sys-
tem. I know that their performance
reflects the spirit of cooperation
and hard work, which I am confi-
dent, will carry us through this dif-
ficult time of transition."
Honorary CEO Emeritus Rod-
ney Miller, who was working at
a Florida hospital, resigned from
his post. Current CEO Amos Carty
Jr. and CFO Peter Najawicz, were
both placed on paid leave pending
On Tuesday, August 5, V.I. Su-
perior Court Judge James Carroll
III granted the VI. Attorney Gen-
eral's request to temporarily freeze
the assets of Miller, Carty and
Najawicz, according to published
DeJongh also nominated Dilsa
Capdeville, Attorney Maria Tank-
anson Hodge, Vincent Samuel and
Cornel Williams to the District
Health officials on St. John re-
main committed to providing the
best care to patients, explained
at Trunk Bay
Myrah Keating Smith Community
Health Center Administrator Har-
"We remain focused on running
and providing continued, quality
care and services to our patients
here on St. John, 24 hours per day,
each day, as always," said Wallace.
"That is the approach we have tak-
en. We are focusing on the basics
of patient care."
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After Almost Signing On, Potential
St. John Planner Declines Position
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
It almost happened.
The unidentified person who was expected to accept
the position of planner for St. John walked away from
the job due to personal reasons, according to Depart-
ment of Planning and Natural Resources officials.
"We're back to square one," said DPNR spokesper-
son Jamal Nielsen. "The gentleman who was selected
declined the invitation because of personal reasons.
He has an ailing parent whom he needed to be close
DPNR has been the lead agency in the search for
an island planner since Governor John deJongh first
promised to fill the position more than a year and a
After initial delays in the hiring process were over-
come, DPNR officials advertised the job locally in
August 2007. That posting did not net any acceptable
Almost six months later DPNR officials posted a
second advertisement on the American Planning As-
sociation's Web site. 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 which was forward-
ed to Government House.
DeJongh, who has the final say on the hire, selected
a potential candidate who was so close to accepting
the job he even visited the territory, explained Niels-
"While the gentleman was considering the position,
he came and visited the territory and his parent re-
quired emergency surgery while he was away," said
Nielsen. "That led even more to his decision in choos-
ing to stay near his parent."
While it remained unclear last week what DPNR's
next step would be, officials will continue the search
to find a Love City planner, according to Nielsen.
"What we plan on doing from here is continuing
in our efforts to find a planner for St. John," Nielsen
said. "The decision is between senior staff and gov-
Government House officials are also committed to
filling the island planner position, explained spokes-
person Julia Watthey.
"Clearly we were disappointed that the last candi-
date, who initially accepted the job, couldn't come
aboard because of personal reasons," Watthey said.
"Hiring a St. John planner is important to the deJongh/
Francis administration and as such Government
House stands firmly behind DPNR in their search for
a candidate to fill this very important role."
Once hired, the principal planner will be based
in DPNR's St. John office on the third floor of The
Marketplace and will consult DPNR staff on St. John-
St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of the Provosts
While Eric Provost was getting married, above right, his brother Victor was playing
steel pan at the Umbria Jazz Festival, above left, with Joe Ramsey on sax.
by Sis Frank
This Wedding Was a Real Family Affair
Jeune' B. Hawley and Eric J. Provost were mar-
ried on July 19 in the Wesley Methodist Church.
Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort was the site of their
reception. The following day, everyone relaxed at
Magens Bay beach, and then the happy couple and
their parents partied on a cruise! Eric's brother,
Victor, and his wife, Rachelle, missed it all be-
cause of the Umbria Jazz Festival. Vic was still
performing in Italy.
Jim and Terri, the boys' proud parents, obvious-
ly had a ball Terri passed her cane onto Jim who
told me that his right foot was lame sounds like
too much dancing to me!
Have you noticed that carrying a cane is the "in
thing" these days!
All the best wishes to Eric and Jeune'!
Postcard from Rehobeth Beach
Cliff Finch, St. Thomian bass player, reports
that he and his combo love playing in Delaware,
even though he misses home. The people are very
friendly and love their music it reminds him of
St. Thomas and St. John. He sends his best to all of
his friends. We miss you Cliffie!
St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2008 5
St. John Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Barot Back Home
By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
The party streamers were still in place on Wednesday, Au-
gust 6, from the "welcome back" celebration the nearly 40
staff members at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health
Center hosted for Dr. Elizabeth Barot, when she returned
after being off-island for nearly eight months.
The Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, who has
been a part of the clinic for more than 23 years, couldn't be
more pleased to be back home.
When Barot was diagnosed with breast cancer last year
she traveled to San Francisco to begin her fight against the
disease which potentially strikes one in nine women in their
When Barot's treating physician on the mainland released
her to return home to St. John, she was then able to continue
her needed cancer treatments at Charlotte Kimelman Cancer
Institute on St. Thomas.
She is very satisfied with the quality of care she is receiv-
ing at Kimelman, explained Barot.
"If I had any doubts about the medical care I am receiving
there, I would not continue my treatments," she said. "As
both a physician, and as a patient with cancer, I could not
be more pleased with the medical care available to me at
MKCHC Administrator Harold Wallace is pleased that
Barot has returned.
Wallace, who has now been in charge of the facility for
three years, has been working behind the scenes to restore
eight positions which MKSCHC lost prior to his arrival.
The administrator plans to add five to six more medical
providers as soon as possible.
Last year the medical facility provided nearly 8,000 indi-
vidual medical services or treatments to island residents and
visitors, according to Wallace.
"While the island has about 4,000 residents, the individu-
als and families we care for average about three to four vis-
its a year," said Wallace. "We also see our share of tourists
who need care. They are referred by resorts, villa owners or
St. John Tradewinds News File Photo
Dr. Elizabeth Barot and MKSCHC Administrator
"Then we have those individuals with chronic medical
conditions who we see more often," added Barot.
The clinic is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with
fully functioning laboratory and radiology services avail-
In the wake of the recent scandal which erupted over Sch-
neider Regional Medical Center and the Charlotte Kimel-
man Cancer Institute mismanagement, MKSCHC officals
remain dedicated to its patients, explained Wallace.
"We remain focused on running and providing continued,
quality care and services to our patients here on St. John, 24
hours per day, each day, as always," said Wallace. "That is
the approach we have taken. We are focusing on the basics
of patient care."
Wallace said he has been getting a number of phone calls
about the recent media reports, which he then refers to Sam
Topp, who is the SRMC's director of media relations.
"Our patients need to be our main concern and I am too
busy on their health needs and visits, to think about it all,"
The SRMC board reviews and approves the clinic's bud-
get each year, with the new funding year starting on October
1 of each year. Wallace had already submitted the clinic's
annual budget request before the recent scathing scandal
The Kansas City native clarified that the clinic receives no
specific federal funding. The financial resources which keep
the clinic doors open come from the V.I. Legislature, public
or private health insurance providers and patient payments,
according to the MKSCHC Administrator.
Wallace was happy to hire Clinical Care Coordinator
Tamera Dannewitz to assure that patient care and service
access continues to keep its high marks.
For several years now, an outside agency has been select-
ing patients at random, then contacting them to ask questions
about care they receive. No one who works at the center has
any way to know which patients will be contacted.
The St. John medical facility repeatedly has the highest
patient satisfaction score in the SRMC system. Wallace also
anticipates that the new coordinator will spearhead addition-
al community outreach activities for the clinic.
Diabetes is by far the most significant, pressing medical
problem the center faces on a daily basis, according to both
Wallace and Barot.
Approximately 50 percent of all patients seen at MK-
SCHC have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to the
health center officials.
Both Wallace and Barot are hoping and planning for the
day when they will have funding available to provide com-
prehensive, preventive services to address the complications
many St. John patients with diabetes eventually experience.
They are planning to hire a qualified nutritionist to join
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Looking To Reduce Injuries, VINP Officials Create Park Safety Plan
St. John TradewindsNews Photos Courtesy of Ekta Choudhary
Ph.D. Candidate at WVU Ekta Choudhary, left, helped revitalize the VINP's Safety Committe comprised of (I to r
standing) Christy McManus, Laurel Brannick-Bigrig, (seated) Esther Francis, Kishma Christian and Tom Schaff.
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While the natural landscape of the V.I.
National Park can pose any number of dan-
gers to visitors from rough seas to slip-
pery hiking trails park officials never had
a standardized safety plan, until now.
For the first time ever, VINP officials, in
conjunction with the Public Risk Manage-
ment Program, are devising a pilot study
safety plan for all visitors and residents who
use the park's resources.
To get the safety net rolling, VINP Su-
perintendent Mark Hardgrove contacted Dr.
Sara Newman with the National Park Ser-
vice's Public Risk Management Program in
Washington, D.C. in December 2007.
After NPS Risk Management Program of-
ficials made an initial visit to the island this
past winter, West Virginia University Ph.D
candidate with the Injury Control Research
Center, Ekta Choudhary, has been leading
the safety plan formation on island since
Choudhary, who's academic focus is un-
intentional injuries, will spend a total of six
weeks on St. John before heading back to
Washington, D.C. to present the final draft
of the pilot plan to top NPS officials.
VINP Safety Committee
Once a final draft is created, the park will
test the study's findings with yearly evalua-
tions, hoping to see less injuries.
As one of her first orders of business, the
safety specialist worked with VINP employ-
ees to revive the long-dormant safety com-
"I'm a facilitator," Choudhary said. "I've
been helping the park develop the plan. I've
been coordinating park officials and setting
up a revitalized safety committee."
The VINP safety committee is comprised
of park employees representing every single
division, Choudhary added.
"The committee has been meeting fre-
quently and assessing the most dangerous
areas in the park," she said. "For example at
Trunk Bay, we have the bird problem, where
they come up and literally eat out of peo-
ple's hands. That was one risk which was
The VINP safety committee is comprised
of Christy McManus with resource manage-
Fatal and Non-fatal Injuries at
Fatalities: A total of seven fatali-
ties occurred in the V.I. National Park
between 2002 and 2008. Of those sev-
en fatalities, six victims were male and
one was female. All occurred when the
visitors were either snorkeling or swim-
EMS Response: St. John EMS
made 46 calls and/or transport of visi-
tors with injuries per year in the VINP
between 2002 and 2007.
VINP Law Enforcement: VINP's
law enforcement division helped numer-
ous visitors with major and minor inju-
Common Injuries: The most com-
mon type of injuries were motor vehicle
injuries, cardiac arrests, near drowning
and breathing problems.
Beach Injuries: The majority of in-
juries which occurred on beaches were
Frequency: A higher number of
injuries occurred during the winter
ment; Laurel Brannick-Bigrig with inter-
pretation; Esther Francis with the fee demo
program; VINP ranger Kishma Christian;
and ranger Tom Schaff.
Once committee members identify areas
in the park which pose the biggest dangers
to visitors, they make recommendations for
injury prevention, Choudhary explained.
"They are identifying the risks in order to
prevent injuries," she said.
Choudhary, however, has not only been
working with VINP officials. To create an
overall safety plan for the park, she has
formed partnerships with V.I. Police Depart-
ment officers, Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center officials and St. John
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Love City's New Gaming Destination
Parrot Club Opens at Wharfside
St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After months of renovations along the Cruz Bay
waterfront, the Parrot Club opened to an excited cli-
entele in Wharfside Village on Saturday, July 26.
The expansive air conditioned space has wall-to-
wall carpeting and features 55 video lottery terminals
and a full service bar. While there is no kitchen in the
Parrot Club, patrons can order off the menu of Water-
front Bistro, located next door.
With a distinctly casino vibe, the club is committed
to providing high-quality entertainment, according to
manager Brian Conley.
"Things are going very well," Conley said. "There
is a lot of interest and we've had a lot of people com-
ing in, checking things out. The space was constructed
and equipped very nicely."
"It's the quality that the company was looking for,"
continued Conley. "We've tried to make it a desti-
nation for entertainment, socializing and things like
Derek Athanase, above, the Parrot
Club's bartender and manager's assistant,
is ready to serve up cold beverages. Nikia
Wallace, at left, tries her luck at the new
island gaming venue.
While the downtown Cruz Bay location is ideal for
a comfortable socializing space, packed with so many
VLTs, the Parrot Club is all about gaming. And some
residents have been cashing in already, according to
"A lot of people have been coming in and hang-
ing out and playing games a bit and winning some
money," he said. "We've had a couple of big jackpots
and people seem to be enjoying themselves."
The Parrot Club has a new fan in Nikia Wallace,
who enjoys the atmosphere of the latest St. John gam-
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mongoose junction, po box 1772
st. John, us virgin islands 00831
tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411
ana Athanase, Jeromy Barry, Ashley Doway, Monique
Edward, Andre' Hill, Khaleila Krall, Kierra Krigger,
Ohemmaa Lambertis, Joshua Wells, Feliciano O1-
ivieri, Lauryn Samuel and Tracy Powell-Scatliffe.
When camp ended, students had produced a booklet
with writing selections from their three-week camp
experience. "Words Dancing in the Wind: A Collec-
tion of Writing by the Virgin Islands Young Writers
Camp," features Olivieri's artwork on its cover.
Students were empowered by the knowledge that
they could focus on their island birth-right the cul-
tural and natural bounty of St. John to bring out
their creative talents, according to Landowne.
One activity had the participants explore local flora
and fauna, drink bush tea and touch star fish. While
these learning mediums are common on-island expe-
riences, the young writers discovered and honed new-
found talent. They unearthed abilities to write about
these everyday encounters, explained Landowne.
Participants also went on hikes and toured the sug-
ar plantation ruins they have grown up with, as they
were guided to look at their ancestral past through
their own writers' eyes, according to Landowne.
As demonstrated by their own written words and
art projects, the students were carving out their own
place in the island's cultural past and present.
In addition to their practice exercises and poetry,
they created leaf printings, watercolors, scientific il-
lustrations, mocko jumbie paper puppets, paper batik,
and other visual arts.
Participants were asked to explain their feelings
about the world of writing for an anthology booklet
which included some of their poetryt that was com-
pleted by the last day of camp.
"When I write my soul feels like it is in battle and
I am the general of a fleet," said eight-year- old Coral
Bay resident Barry.
"I can write stuff on a piece of paper that I don't
want to say out loud," commented 10-year-old Krall.
"When I write my mind carries me off."
"When I write I feel kind of sleepy, but when I
dream it is of being a good reader and writer," shared
"When I write I can't stop writing," confessed 10-
year old Powell-Scatliffe. "When I write I feel like
eating a mango."
Lansdowne's award-winning children's book, "Se
La Vie," was written through her collaboration with
Haitian children who started a radio station.
Her latest work, a novel called "Pitch Black" which
should be available soon, is about a man who lived
in a New York City subway for more than 20 years,
starting when he was 15 years old.
Although the writer heard from several local lead-
ers that families were worried about children growing
up without a sense of their past, their culture or his-
tory, she did not agree.
"I wish I could somehow instill in this community
that, so far as I have seen from these young students,
this is far from true," said Landowne. "Everyone I
have met here has had something positive a love of
St. John to say to me."
While Landowne hopes to be able return to St. John
- where she felt at home right a way she had no
doubt that JESS librarian Fredricks and others will
carry Love City's young writers to new heights.
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Students in the Young Writer's Camp
toured the VINP Visitors' Center as one of
the camp's activities.
By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
During the month of July, 13 St. John students had
a unique opportunity to sharpen their budding writing
skills while drawing their inspiration from nature and
The St. John Young Writers Camp was hosted at the
Julius E. Sprauve School from July 7 through July 25.
Emerging writers who participated in the workshops
ranged in age from eight to 13 years old.
Interactive, spontaneous learning experiences were
organized by writers Coreen Samuel, who served
as executive director of the USVI Summer Creative
Writing Program, and director of curriculum and writ-
ing, Tiphanie Yanique, who teaches Caribbean Litera-
ture and creative writing at Drew University.
Three writing educators, called writers-in-res-
idence, were also on hand to lead and facilitate the
planned learning activities for the benefit of both the
adults and children.
The word-loving trio consisted of published chil-
dren's author and trainer, Youme Landowne, poet and
artist, Jahweh David, and JESS librarian and singer,
Faye Fredricks. Island resident and former University
of the Virgin Islands professor Dr. Gilbert Sprauve
served as advisor to the program.
The Young Writer's Camp was jam-packed with
different activities which tasked the kids to share
through their writing. A portion of each day was de-
voted to reflection and discussion of local culture as
well as exploration of the island's natural world.
Insights from those experiences were expressed
through the mouths and pens of each young writer.
Love City's own writing prodigies bloomed a little
more each day, as their mentors grew more sure of
their own abilities to bring out the best in every par-
ticipant, explained Landowne.
Storytelling, folklore, historical writing, poetry,
personal narratives, memoirs, fiction, art, nature writ-
ing and even playwriting were explored with the par-
ticipants during the morning, week-day classes.
Writing camp participants were Aliyah Allick, Ki-
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The Frogs Are My Shelter
I am the house and you are the
The diamond is my mind and
the clock is my time.
My heart is a phone, because the
The mouse is my quietness and
the frogs are my shelter.
Andre Hill, age 9
If There Were No Music
If there were no music then how
Virgin Islanders have rhythms
And how would we move?
We wouldn't go with the motion
of the ocean.
We would not have carnival
And we wouldn't shine.
That way we couldn't jump up
For Festival 2008.
We'd cry and die. If we did not
The whole world would be
And no one would even play a
Ashley Doway, age 8
Shells and Fruit
Royal pink shell
Why does your head look like a
Because I have been traveling
all over the world for centuries
and people like me
so they made my head this way.
I've been to Japan
where I ate sushi that was black
it had avocado inside and I ate
In China I ate noodles, slithery
like a snake,
so good I said mmm...
In Egypt I talked to the Egyp-
tians about how they
That's why my head is like a
Lauryn Samuel, age 9
Yo Mout is a One Room
This little girl I know has a very
big mouth. If you live with her
you can tell she has a big mouth
because you can hear her from far
away and whenever you tell her
St. John Tradewinds News Photo
Camp participant Kierra
Krigger consults her journal.
she is talking too loud, she will tell
you, "I am not talking loud!"
Some people might think she
needs her own room or her own
That is why 'her mout is a one
Kiana Athanase, age 10
Mango leaf, long thin and
Water drizzles and make you
You grow and grow every day
But now you are growing,
My sister wants to play.
I am so busy playing
I dont' have to time to watch you
And sometimes I forget to water
Mango leaf dying, brown, dry
The stem bends,
The branches break.
The mango tree cried out,
"Rain, please come out and driz-
zle on me!"
The rain came out and drizzled
And the mango tree asked the
"Where have you been?"
The quiet rain said,
"I went to visit my family
And I am sorry I didn't tell
"It's O.K. Family is family.'
Tracy Powell-Scatliffe, age 10
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A hawksbill turtle looks up, above, after feasting on an unusual treat of seaweed, below.
Unusual Sighting: Hawksbill Sea Turtles
Eating Seaweed in Seagrass Bed
By Caroline Rogers
St. John Tradewinds
In June I was snorkeling in Great Lameshur Bay
when I spotted a sea turtle feeding in the seagrass bed
not far from shore.
I went over to take a closer look and was amazed
to see that it was a hawksbill. Hawksbill sea turtles
spend most of their time in coral reefs, where they
feed primarily on sponges and zoanthids (animals that
I expected the turtle to swim away from me rapidly,
but it seemed very unconcerned by my presence.
I was even more amazed when I saw that the tur-
tle was eating a type of red algae (seaweed). I then
noticed another hawksbill about 30 feet away -
which was also actively searching for seaweed in the
This one was eating a different species of red algae.
I watched the turtles for about 30 minutes. In the past
I have seen a few hawksbills cruising over seagrass
beds to get to areas with corals, but I have never seen
them actively feeding in a grass bed before.
I checked with several National Park Service bi-
ologists including Rafe Boulon and Carrie Stengel
with Virgin Islands National Park and Zandy Hillis-
Starr with Buck Island Reef National Monument -
and other scientists to see if they had ever seen this
They and other experts I consulted never have ob-
served this. I also went on line to look for other re-
ports of this, but did not find any.
Since that day, I have been back to look for the
hawksbills three times but I have not seen them
Hawksbill turtles are endangered. If seagrass beds
are important habitats for them, we have yet another
reason to protect these coastal resources.
Many green sea turtles greens are a threatened
species spend time in this seagrass bed in Great
Lameshur as well. It is not too difficult to tell whether
a turtle is a hawksbill or a green.
Unlike greens, hawksbill turtles have pointed
"beaks" and overlapping plates on their yellowish-
brownish shells, and serrated shells.
Please check my article in the Spring/Summer issue
of St. John Magazine for photographs and descrip-
tions of both species.
I am interested in any observations of hawksbill
turtles feeding on anything at all in a seagrass bed
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Debbie Schnell
Victor Provost at the Umbria Jazz Fest, above center and
at bottom, and with his wife Rachelle, below.
Victor Provost Lights Up
Umbria Jazz Festival
St. John Tradewinds
Donald and Debbie Schnell were recently in Italy where they attended
the Umbria Jazz Festival between July 11 and 21, and enjoyed listening
to homegrown steel prodigy Victor Provost.
"Victor Provost was playing his pan with a friend, Mark Lucas, on
guitar," said Debbie Schnell. "They sounded great! They played two to
three shows daily."
"They usually played on the outdoor stage in the Giardini Carducci
or the Rocca Paolina in the 'Oil Bar' which was a venue that was sur-
rounded by ruins below street level," said Schnell. "We also got a chance
to spend a little time with Victor and his lovely wife Rachelle."
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St. John Tradewinds
Leon Varlack, the Chief of Maintenance for the
Virgin Islands National Park retired on August 1 af-
ter 31 years and six months of federal service, 18 of
which were served on St. John.
A graduate of Charlotte Amalie High School class
of 1972, Varlack began his career with a four-year
tour of duty as an electrician in the United States
Navy in 1974. Upon completing his tour of duty with
the Navy, Varlack was employed with the Target Cor-
poration as an electronic technician.
In 1979, Varlack resumed his federal service career
path with the Department of Defense at the Great
Lakes Naval Base as a journeyman electrician and as-
sistant planner and estimator.
After graduating from the College of Lake Coun-
ty in Illinois in 1988, Varlack returned home to St.
Thomas and worked as a meter service supervisor
with the V.I. Water And Power Authority.
In 1990, Varlack again resumed his federal service
with the VINP as the roads and trail supervisor. He
was welcomed into an agency of visionary thinkers.
As an employee with the VINP in turbulent times
and experienced with the impact of several major hur-
ricanes, Varlack's goal was to make a difference and
his philosophy was to enhance the organizational as-
sets beyond where he found them.
Varlack regards the VINP to be the most unique
place to work. He considers the park to be both
gratifying and challenging, as it gives one the op-
portunity and privilege to participate in the preser-
vation and development of its many diverse assets.
During his tenure with the VINP, Varlack was respon-
sible for the oversight of large dollar projects ranging
from $250,000 to $3.5 million.
Some of these projects encompassed the new visi-
tors' center; Trunk Bay and Hawksnest Bay restora-
tion sites; Lind Point Employee Housing Complex;
phase two of the North Shore Road; Cruz Bay over-
look; and the Hassel Island Creque Marine Project, to
name a few.
During his tenure with the VINP, Varlack was re-
sponsible for the oversight of large dollar projects
ranging from $250,000 to $3.5 million.
Varlack was also responsible for managing an an-
nual operating budget of $1.5 million and special
project monies, which exceeded millions of dollars.
Among Varlack's most memorable experiences are
the visitors, residents and volunteers he encountered
daily in the VINP; the restoration of Hassel Island's
historical resources; and landscaping restoration of
the Annaberg Old School House Trail and Reef Bay
As Varlack ends his 31-and-a-half-years of federal
service and tenure with the VINP, he is overjoyed to
recognize and acknowledge that the current Superin-
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Supect Arrested in St. John Money Gram Robbery
St. John Tradewinds
Police on St. John arrested Cleavon V. Thomas at
11 a.m. Wednesday, August 6. Details of the arrest
were approved for public release on Thursday.
Thomas was charged with first degree robbery and
possession of a dangerous weapon during the com-
mission of a crime of violence in connection with the
Saturday, August 2, robbery of a Money Gram office
in the St. John Lumberyard complex.
Thomas, a 28-year-old St. Thomas resident of Es-
tate Tutu, allegedly walked into the Money Gram of-
fice and pointed a gun at the employee and demanded
money, according to police reports.
Thomas took approximately $700 in cash and two
cell phones from the business before leaving the area,
according to police.
V.I. Police Department officers were still following
up on related leads and did not immediately release
the information on the arrest of Thomas.
Thomas was positively identified through a photo
line up and police said he admitted to the crime dur-
ing his interview at the Investigation Bureau on St.
VIPD Commissioner James McCall applauded the
fast and effective police work done by the St. John
Investigation Bureau in locating and apprehending
Thomas was held on $100,000 bail by order of the
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of the Wilkinsons.
Bob Wilkinson, above, and his wife Claire, above right, have enjoyed caring for the two
hummingbirds, whom they have named Roscoe and Matilda.
Coral Bay Couple Fills In As Parents To Hummingbird Fledglings
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When two hapless hummingbirds landed
in their laps several weeks ago, Coral Bay
live aboard sailors Bob and Claire Wilkin-
son didn't know what to do, except care for
the tiny fledgelings.
Almost six weeks later, the birds are
healthy and flexing their wings. The Wilkin-
sons expect the two whom they've
dubbed Roscoe and Matilda to be ready
to take off on their own soon.
"On June 27, a couple on a sailboat in Cor-
al Bay came over to our boat and said they
were sailing out of here to Virgin Gorda and
then the states," said Bob Wilkinson. "They
had a hummingbird nest with two babies
who were just born under the bottom step of
the ladder on the transom of their boat."
"They were leaving in two hours," Wilkin-
son continued. "They carried the nest over
to our boat and said, 'here they are.' The
nest was only as big as a half of a chicken
egg and the birds were about the size of a
The Wilkinsons took the nest and hung it
in the shade on the side of their houseboat.
Next the couple hit the internet researching
all they could about hummingbirds.
With their application in the works to be-
come certified to handle hummingbirds -
necessary since almost 10 percent of the 328
species of hummingbirds are endangered -
the Wilkinsons ordered protein and nutrient-
rich nectar solution.
"Are You My Mother"
As the couple administered regular feed-
ings, it didn't take long for the humming-
birds to look at the Wilkinsons as their pro-
"When we got them, they were probably
five or six days old," said Bob Wilkinson.
"Every time we walked near them, they
would open their mouths. At first we fed
them by dipping a number two watercolor
paintbrush in sugar water."
For the first few weeks, the tiny birds
were totally dependent on the Wilkinsons
for nourishment, explained Bob Wilkinson.
Feedings Four Times An Hour
"We had to feed them every 15 minutes
for two weeks," he said. "One of us would
be here with them all day. Thankfully they
slept all night."
"Their respiration, heartbeat and metabo-
lism all slow down, so they can go all night
without being fed," Wilkinson said. "But at
first light, they needed food. So we were up
at 5 a.m."
Protected under a mosquito net on the aft
of their houseboat and rapidly growing from
the nectar solution as well as fruit flies
and flowers the Wilkinsons have watched
the fledglings gain strength and courage.
Feeding From Flowers
"They are doing really well," said Bob
Wilkinson. "They started flying about two
weeks ago and they're learning to feed off
the flowers. Roscoe is the acrobat and the
"Matilda is about 10 days behind Roscoe
in terms of development," Wilkinson con-
The birds even respond to the sound of the
Wilkinsons' voices, Bob Wilkinson added.
"We're their mom and dad," he said.
"They get really active when we talk to
them. They definitely know our voices."
While being around animals is nothing
new for the Wilkinsons, who owned a 110-
acre farm in Maine filled with horses, cows,
pigs, geese and turkeys, this is their first
close encounter of the avian type.
"We're both very comfortable with ani-
mals, but this is an entirely new experience
for us," said Bob Wilkinson. "It's been a
very rewarding thing to do. It's been a lot
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The Wilkinsons expect Roscoe and Mat-
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net within the next couple of weeks and
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AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S NEEDED
By Paul Devine
St. John Tradewinds
Paul Devine, the current executive direc-
tor of the St. John Community Foundation,
will be keeping all residents abreast of com-
munity happenings in this monthly forum.
Read on to hear about all the latest goings-
on about St. John.
Paul Devine has been selected as the Ex-
ecutive Director of the St. John Community
Foundation and he's ready to go!
New Arts and Cultural Center
The SJCF is now planning for a new
building and park located next to Belle-
vue Village. This historic site has beautiful
views and a great central location.
St. John needs a place to enjoy nature,
attend events and enjoy the serenity of our
beautiful island. A multi-purpose center
where various St. John organizations can
meet and display art and culture is planned.
The grounds will be a garden atmosphere
where residents can sit back, relax and play
a game of checkers, walk, jog or just me-
ander around the old ruins or meet friends
The SJCF is excited about the possibili-
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number one priority. Of course, they will
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SJCF members are now accepting support
of all kinds and need architects, planners,
builders, engineers, designers and fundrais-
ers to join their team. Remember, donations
of money and time to the foundation are
If you, or your business or organization
want to be involved, please call Paul at 693-
9410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The SJCF exists to serve the community
of St. John and they are looking for projects,
ideas and programs. Anyone who wants to
be involved should call today!
The new SJCF office is located conve-
niently on the third floor of The Marketplace
in Office Suites II, Room 105. Drop in and
say hello or call them at 693-9410
Planning is the Key!
Congratulations to the Coral Bay Com-
munity Council on their $300,000 grant to
provide land and water use planning. This
type of community action can only serve to
help us plan well into the future. Please sup-
port the CBCC on their new venture.
Our Youth Need You!
The community needs support for all
youth activities and a Boy Scout troop on St.
John is one everyone should consider. Boy
Scout leaders are needed who can volunteer
two hours a week in the early evening and a
few weekends a year.
Meetings are hosted at the Cruz Bay Lu-
theran Church hall. Plans for Jamborees are
already in the works right here on St. John!
Also needed are volunteer instructors in
arts, crafts, hiking, swimming, boating and
more. This program can give boys a sense
of environment and will allow them to learn
skills which can last a lifetime.
A small Cub Scout pack has already been
formed under the guidance of Sgt. Brown.
Boy Scouts would be the perfect compli-
ment. The help of the community is always
needed and welcome.
With some community support we can
have the Boy Scouts up and running soon
with Girl Scouts beginning in the spring.
This is a satisfying way to help our youth
with a small investment in time. All training
is provided by the Virgin Islands Boy Scout
Call Devine today at 693-9410 to regis-
ter your child or to volunteer. You'll be glad
Calling All Green Thumbs!
We are always looking for ways to beau-
tify the island. Beauty starts with nature and
an effort to form an advisory group of gar-
deners is in the works.
St. John Garden Club members should
be familiar with indigenous plants, flowers
and herbs. Anyone who is interested injoin-
ing the 10-member garden club, please call
Devine at 693-9410 today!
How Can You Help?
The various community groups on St.
John are always looking for volunteers.
The Animal Care Center shelter needs
walkers and financial support.
St. John Community Foundation will
be needing technical assistance and funding
support for the new Arts and Culture Cen-
The American Legion Youth Flag
Football League needs coaches and referees
for its fall program.
Individuals and businesses can help with
these programs by donating time and mon-
ey. In most instances donations are tax free!
What Do You Want?
Keep me informed if you have a new proj-
ect or an existing program that needs help.
Please contact Paul Devine at 693-9410 or
Call now and
do so, it's
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C P Taws for a Moment
The Beach Bar's "Bar Wars" Benefit ACC
By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
Proceeds from the Beach Bar's annual "Bar
Wars" party this year went to the Animal Care
Center. This fabulously fun event was Saturday
afternoon, August 2.
The usual sandy beach in Cruz Bay became
the scene of make-shift hoola-hoops and plastic
toys as many young 20- to 30-something-year
olds with ripped six-pack abs and tiny bikinis -
with of course, a healthy sprinkle of old-timers
- joined in the fun to once again demonstrate
who were the fastest and most efficient bartend-
ers on St. John!
These creative challenges were well attend-
ed because of the great organizational skills of
the Beach Bar owners Cat Bratten and Allan
The past three years of profits have
been generously donated to the St.
John ACC. Many local bars were
represented and the competition
was friendly and fun all around.
Our deepest thanks to all who
participated in this amazing
ACC Board Member, Jen
Dale, Animal Shelter Board
Chair, Diana Ripley, and my-
self were present to sell ACC
stuff which was prepared
ready to go by Shelter Manager
Connie Joseph and to cheer the
We even met St. Croix island shelter
volunteers who sailed from the big island to join
in the fun, sharing ideas of their own "St. Croix
There was some discussion on "joining to-
gether" to get to know and support each island's
animal needs better.
Creative ACC Fund Raisers
On a more personal note, I was thrilled to see
our young citizens joining in to help our organi-
zation and it was the best time I have had in a
It got me thinking about how wonderful it
would be if more businesses hosted their own
creative ACC fund raiser. Any takers out there?
Even the smallest fund raising affair would be
helpful and greatly appreciated. You could be re-
What about a unique "Doggy Party" where you
invite neighbors and friends and their pooches -
there just aren't enough places where our dogs
are invited on this island for a fun-filled after-
noon with donations going to help their homeless
pals at the ACC?
Just call us. We will be happy to work with you
in your own unique way to "Help Us Care" and
manage our shelter costs on St. John.
"No Fleas Please, Flea Market"
The date has been set for the Second Annual
ACC Flea Market to be hosted at the Winston
Wells ball field again this year on Saturday and
Sunday, October 11 and 12, with specific times
still to be determined.
It was a huge success last year and this year
it will be even better! It's time now to think about
cleaning out those closets.
Keep this event in mind when looking to get
rid of gently used furniture, electronics, books,
toys, household items, etc. Call the ACC at 774-
1625 for more information or if you might need
help in trucking bigger items to us. Volunteers
will be needed at the event as usual.
Other vendors will be invited to participate as
well for a reasonable, minimal fee of $25 adding
to the fun and the ACC "pot."
Last year proved to be one of the most
fun "community limin'" events of the
year! This is a must for new island
residents looking to pick up house-
a,, hold items and meet local resi-
dents, and long-time residents
to rid themselves of "stuff' to
start a new season and meet
new community members.
Businesses interested in do-
Snating old or outdated, but still
usable stock or goods are also
invited to donate.
Christmas for the Animals
2008 on December 6 From 5:30
to 9:30 p.m.
The annual Christmas for the Animals
is a fabulous affair. It's a great way to celebrate
the season of giving to our furry friends! This
island fancy affair is usually hosted at our most
Last year, the event was outstanding and gener-
ously hosted by Liz and Jerry Levy at Kismet Vil-
la. A great time was had by all while raising much
needed operational funding for the animals.
The ACC Board is searching for the perfect
place to host Christmas for the Animals this year.
Would you be willing to offer your villa for this
event this year?
The ACC Board does all of the planning; the
best chefs on our island generously create the
amazing food; and local purveyors donate adult
Please contact us right away if you would con-
sider hosting this special event as plans need to
be initiated. It really is a wonderful way to share
your beautiful villa with some of the island's fin-
If you have great fund raising ideas or would
like to be involved, email me at bonnycorbeil@
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Animals and plants come in countless colors. Peo-
ple have always pondered the beauty and purpose of
color in life. The colors of tropical fish are interesting
to ponder. Also the squid and octopus are masters of
color change. Field biologists have come up with a
number of theories for coloration exhibited by these
Camouflage is one favorite theory. When out snor-
keling you'll notice a lot of parrot fish and wrasses
blending in with sea grass. Grouper blend in well
around sea grass, sand and coral. A personal favorite
is the long, narrow trumpet fish hanging vertically in
the water mimicking a branch of soft coral. Camou-
flage could be used to hide from danger or to stalk and
attack a victim.
Social display is another theory for color variation.
When drifting over a coral reef in the middle of the
day you'll see a lot of brightly colored fish. The colors
of parrot fish, wrasses, angel fish, butterfly fish, dam-
sel fish and many others are at their brightest and most
brilliant. These brightly colored fish are mostly her-
bivorous and omnivorous grazers. Clear water during
the middle of the day when there is good visibility
is the safest time for these fish to socialize. Bright
and varied colors allegedly display status within their
group. It seems like the largest and most colorful be-
have like they're in charge. The one thing for sure is
that mid-morning to mid-afternoon is the best time to
see a lot of color on your favorite coral reef.
Deceptive color is another idea. One of the more
popular deceptive coloration theories is known as a
false eye spot. Around the Caribbean you'll see "four
eyed butterfly fish." It has a black spot near the tail fin
V.I. National Park Superintendent,
I am a retired Senior Police Officer who served 25
years with the Gresham Police Department in Gresh-
am, Oregon. I served in several capacities in my ca-
reer, including Field Training Officer, CSI and Homi-
cide/Sex Crimes Investigator.
On Sunday, June 15, at approximately 2 p.m. I was
visiting Trunk Bay with my wife. I was in the area
of the concessions stand and noticed an extremely in-
toxicated man. His impairment was such that I would
have estimated his BAC to be between .20 and .25
percent (highly intoxicated).
The subject had his wallet, money and personal ef-
fects spread over a table and was not being aware of
his personal security.
Your maintenance employee Glen Sprauve hap-
pened by and observed the intoxicated subject. With-
out request or prompting, Mr. Sprauve ascertained
the situation and contacted the subject to check his
Sprauve first suggested, for his own personal safety,
that the subject gather up his valuables. He then po-
litely and tactfully made inquiry as to the subject's
mode of transport to town.
He confirmed that the subject was not driving and
that looks just like the black spot covering the fish's
eye. Supposedly this makes it difficult to tell which
end is which. I've seen these butterfly fish eaten by
predators from both ends.
Regardless of whether or not theories about what
fish are doing with their wild colors are correct, color
is important. Even more fascinating is that fish can
change their color arrangement instantly. Underneath
their scales fish have skin. They have skin cells called
chromatophores or color cells. They expand or con-
tract these cells to add or subtract color. When a male
red band parrot fish sneaks into another male's terri-
tory he'll drop his bright male coloration instantly, re-
verting to a more subdued female coloration. When he
gets caught and dashes back to his own territory he'll
instantly flash back on his signature dominant male
colors. This is fun to watch and the more time spent
watching fish the more oftenyou'll see fish turning on
and off color. Barracuda in different color phases are
easy to spot. The same barracuda can be silver, have
silver and black bars, or turn completely black.
Reef squid and octopus both change color instantly.
While snorkeling you'll see reef squid in mid-water.
They'll flash colors like a light show right before your
eyes. An octopus on the move will keep changing
color to match its surroundings. These animals have
chromatophores like fish. Each color cell has only one
color. It's a multitude of different cells contracting
and expanding that cause color changes.
So, what's in a color? If you're a fish or squid, color
is life or death. Color is mating success. Color is prop-
erty management. Color is important.
reminded him that the taxis here are frequent and
relatively inexpensive. Eventually, the subject gath-
ered up his possessions and departed without further
I had remained in close physical proximity to ob-
serve and assist in the event the subject became vio-
lent with your employee. I observed the interaction
closely. I did not identify myself to Sprauve because it
was clear he had the situation well in control.
In my opinion, during this incident Mr. Sprauve
displayed a quiet, calm professionalism that reflected
highly on your organization and its employees.
He showed friendly concern, high attention to duty
and great skill at effectively dealing with, but not es-
calating, the situation. He was also aware of the great-
er public safety risk (outside the park) presented by a
I am aware of the difficult, tedious and sometimes
dangerous nature of public service. In my opinion,
Glen Sprauve reflects the highest traditions of the Na-
tional Park Service.
W M ON "Ia L
T1OU Ow TIMIE )L.
Trunk Bay Visitor Impressed with Glen Sprauve's Quiet,
St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2008 17
V.I. National Park Superintendent,
This letter is regarding taxi driver Bernard Hen-
dricks, I do not know his taxi number.
I have been on St. John many times, but this trip I
came alone for some mental rejuvenation and had to
Mr. Cassan Pancham, Chairman
Mr. Ken Hobson, Interim Executive Director
Virgin Islands Port Authority Governing
I respectfully wish to submit for consideration to
the Virgin Islands Port Authority Governing Board an
issue which cries for attention on St. John.
The Port Authority is strangling Cruz Bay!
.... and in just a few days of effort, at almost no ex-
pense, St. John could be changed to having parking,
far less congestion, a better managed town, and the
Port Authority could earn more income. With a little
earth change using a backhoe, and some Enighed
Pond and Creek Harbor management, the Cruz Bay
area could be vastly improved.
Presently, Cruz Bay is a parking nightmare harm-
ing businesses and frustrating residents and visitors.
rely on taxis.
I used Bernard all week. He was nice, courteous
and a safe driver. I hope he will be recognized.
Vehicles cruise through town endlessly searching for
a parking spot.
Industrial activities are a centerpiece of our town
with trucking blocking the flow of traffic. Our Creek
Harbor is so over impacted with dormant ferries and
their maintenance that cruise ship passengers wonder
who's in charge.
The Creek bulkhead is so crowded that boats and
charters must hover, floating in circles, to get to Cus-
toms and the fuel dock. Vehicle parking on the landing
is filled with car rentals, taxis, and cars parked all day.
Cruz Bay is a scene of chaos and bad management.
For years we have been promised by three gover-
nors that we would soon hire a "planner." For the past
three years, the Port Authority has said that the Creek
Harbor would be "master planned," yet nothing has
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A Simple Solution to Cruz Bay's Parking
and Congestion Problems
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Tenth Annual Love City Triathlon and
Duathlon Set for August 31
St. John Tradewinds
Now in its tenth year, St. John is gearing up for an-
other fun-packed day of swimming, biking and run-
ning at the Love City Triathlon and Duathlon on Sun-
day, August 31.
With the addition of the duathlon in its second year,
anyone can participate without a bike just swim
and run. Both events will start at 7:00 a.m. Athletes
should arrive no later than one hour ahead of the start
for body marking and any last minute arrangements.
To register on St. John, pick up forms at the Tap
Room in Mongoose Junction. Participants can also
register online at 8tuffmiles.com by clicking on the
St. John Landsharks link.
Race numbers will be distributed at Maho Bay
Campground on Saturday, August 30, the night be-
fore the race, between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. A mandato-
ry pre-race meeting will follow at 5:30 p.m. at Maho
Once again Love City Landsharks is grateful and
fortunate that one of our major sponsors Maho Bay
Campgrounds, is offering one free night to registered
participants the night before the race. For Caribbean
residents, additional nights will receive a 50 percent
There will be no registration the day of the race.
The registration fee is $30 for individual triathletes
and $25 per person for relay teams. The registration
fee for duathletes is $30.00.
The registration fee includes a T-shirt, goodie bag
and a beach picnic after the race.
For additional information please contact Louise
Wearmouth, race director of the triathlon, at louise@d
surfbvi.com or Jude Woodcock at 779-1416.
For information on the duathlon contact Jane Thill
at 514-6611 email@example.com.
A Simple Solution to Cruz Bay's Parking Problems
Continued from Page 17
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changed for the better.
Even if deJongh Architectural does design a better
Creek, we have years until design, funding, and con-
struction brings that to fruition.
However, there are some very simple solutions
which can be implemented immediately, without any
significant costs, which could relieve our problems
while other changes may be considered.
Many of these changes will also enhance the Port
Authority's income. These solutions I am asking for
you to consider are:
9 The Enighed Pond Port
There is a four- to five-acre parcel of land at the
Enighed Pond surrounded by a berm mound wall and
Sa chain-link fence. For years this berm wall has been
I drying, especially during our drought.
This suggestion is to have a backhoe move this
I berm wall and fence in towards the middle of the par-
cel on some of the sides and away from the road. This
will create a large parking lot for possibly hundreds of
vehicles across from the tennis courts.
On another side, near the service entrance to the
port, moving this berm mound inwards can create
a staging area for the vehicles wishing to board the
S On another side, along the Pond Road, moving this
berm wall inwards could create a "rental car lot,"
where all rental cars can be stored outside of town.
Thus, by just moving the fill inwards, without the
expense of trucking any material, the area could pro-
vide a massive parking area for long term, commuter,
town employee vehicles and car rentals.
The vehicles waiting on the barges presently line
up in an area used by trucks and trailers, with a new
barge waiting area this chaos would be eliminated.
These parking lots and the barge entrance area won't
even need paving at first, at the most some clean fill
and gravel would be sufficient.
Next, at the Enighed Pond, almost half of the port's
dock is never used. To this portion of the dock all of
rC" the dormant ferries, maintenance activities, and the
lNV Leyland Sneed could be moved from the Creek. This
will free up the Creek Harbor to better uses.
Finally, at the Enighed Pond Port, there could be
developed a very simple marina. Separating the Port
from the planted mangroves is a metal wall from the
port entrance to Contant Hill.
Along this metal wall could be built a wooden
boardwalk and some finger piers. There could be a
"pump out station" using the adjacent wastewater
treatment plant; and there could be a "fuel dock" for
fueling the many vessels in the area.
A marina boat service area could be established at
the Contant end of the boardwalk. This instant marina
would need very few permits and could be developed
as a public/private enterprise which could definitely
benefit the Port Authority coffers.
With all of the dormant ferries, ships, and mainte-
nance activities out of the Creek Harbor and relocated
to the Enighed Pond, the Creek is far less impacted.
This opens the area for a better cruise ship pas-
senger activity, short-time parking, and a far better
National Park Visitor Center experience. With all of
the car rentals stationed at the Pond this opens up so
much parking at the creek and at Natures.
There could be installed "parking meters" to help
create a "quick stop/move on" sense of parking down-
With all of the sitting ferries and ships moved to the
Pond, the Creek dock can be used for boats and char-
ters to tie up for Customs, shopping, and provision-
ing, while the Port Authority collects "dock fees".
These changes will improve our town's ambiance
for residents and visitors alike, and the Port Authority
can operate the area as a business.
In summary, this is a simple solution benefiting all
and enhancing the Cruz Bay area with parking, and a
lot less congestion and industrial activity.
These changes are good for the Port Authority and
St. John and will bring a sense of calm out of the pres-
ent madness, simply by "moving some dirt" around.
I am available to meet with you or your Governing
Board to further, or better, explain this plan. Please
feel free to contact me. I wish to thank you, in ad-
vance, for allowing me to present these ideas to your
St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2008 19
Large Crowd Learns
About Redevelopment at V.I.
Hillary McDevitt and Kevin Dippold to
Wed August 24 on St. John
in the past."
Continued from Page 2
First Love City Workshop
VI. Brownfields Program officials host yearly workshops, with this
being the first to take place on St. John, explained Pelle.
Participants in the one-day workshop heard from Pelle as well as EPA
Region two Brownfields Coordinator Ramon Torres.
Other presenters included Tom Hevner of Maguire Group, who up-
dated officials on the brownfields assessment project, and Rosa Franks,
a community coordinator and acting project manager of a brownfields
program in San German, Puerto Rico, who spoke about that island's
community-wide assessment grant.
VI. Brownfields Program officials were pleased with the high partici-
pation at the forum, explained Pelle.
"We had an excellent turnout," said Pelle. "A lot of people don't know
that this program even exists. With this workshop, we're hoping to edu-
cate the public."
"A lot of people can't do this on their own," Pelle said. "We try to
expedite the process and tell people what they have to do."
For more information about the V.I. Brownfields Program check out
their Web site at dpnr.gov.vi/dep/brownfields.htm.
Looking To Reduce Injuries,
VINP Officials Create Park
EMS. Continued from Page 6
"My focus is only on park property but the role of the community
comes in because the park itself can't keep track of all injuries," said
Choudhary. "When an injury is reported, sometimes people don't call the
rangers directly. Some people call 911 or the hospital."
"St. John EMS keeps records of all calls made from park property,"
Choudhary continued. "Carol Beckowitz has been a big help. VIPD
Deputy Chief Darren Foy has been very supportive of the whole project
While VIPD and VINP officials have long worked in concert, Choud-
hary has helped the two entities form a more uniform relationship, she
"There has been a partnership between the park and the police, but
now they are going to exchange information on a monthly basis," said
Choudhary. "We're just making things more consistent."
MKSCHC officials have also jumped on board and will collaborate
with park officials, Choudhary added.
"I made one phone call to Tamera Dannewitz for information on in-
juries in the park and that is all it took," she said. "They are keeping a
record and the park will get that information every month."
Standardized Safety Assessment
Once all the data is collected, officials will have a better idea of all in-
juries which occur in the park. And knowing which injuries occur where,
is the first step in addressing the risk, Choudhary explained.
"Through the pilot project we will finalize a safety assessment tool,"
she said. "It is a standardized tool used at every site to identify risk."
"We're basically looking at what the risks are, how big the risks are
and what the park is going to do about it so that visitors have a safe
time," Choudhary said.
Ensuring safety in the VINP is in everyone's best interest, Choudhary
"This is mutually beneficial," she said. "The whole point of the project
is to make the park safer for everyone who uses it."
Choudhary will return to St. John next summer to assess the safety
plan and evaluate its effectiveness.
St. John Tradewinds
Family and friends are pleased to announce the
upcoming marriage of Hillary McDevitt and Kevin
Hillary McDevitt, who grew up on St. John and
attended the Guy Benjamin School, will wed fiance
Kevin Dippold on Sunday, August 24, on St. John.
The couple will be accompanied by their two beauti-
ful sons, Gavin and Blake.
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Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
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.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays,
10 a.m. Sundays
(no contact information given)
Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45
Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830
Seventh Day Adventist
St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332
Word of Faith Church
Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the
Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617
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There will be a meeting of the St. John Chapter of the St. Thom- -
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St. John Police Report
St. John Tradewinds Thursday, July 31 bance of the peace. Wednesday, August 6
Friday, July 25 10:35 a.m. An employee at KatiLady 11:15 a.m. A citizen c/r a burglary at 9:23 a.m. An employee of Gifft Hill
2:45 p.m. Management of Caribbean c/r an incident. Police assistance. Margarita Phil's in Cruz Bay. Burglary. School c/r that someone broke into a vehi-
Villas c/r a burglary. Burglary in the third. Friday, August 1 3:00 p.m. A citizen c/r a dispute with cle on the school's property. Petit larceny.
2:50 p.m. A resident c/r an auto acci- 9:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident her landlord. Police assistance. 11:00 a.m. 74A present with one black
dent on Centerline Road. Auto accident. p/r that he was assaulted in his house. No time given An Estate Enighed resi- male under arrest and charged with rob-
Saturday, July 26 Saturday, August 2 dent p/r that someone pulled up his hand bery.
1:10 p.m. Management of Dolphin 9:00 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident brake in his vehicle causing same to crash. 6:07 p.m. An Estate Caneel Bay resi-
Market c/r a larceny. Petit larceny. on Centerline Road by the look-out. Auto Auto accident, dent p/r that her ex-boyfriend physically
Sunday, July 27 accident. Monday, August 4 removed her from his truck while she was
6:00 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident 3:05 p.m. Management of the Lum- 9:20 a.m. A citizen r/ that an unidenti- demanding money. Police assistance.
r/ someone broke into his residence. beryard complex c/r a robbery at Money fled man harassed her. Thursday, August 7
8:00 a.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r his Gram. Robbery in the second. 6:40 p.m. A resident c/r that she found 7:15 a.m. An Estate Bovoni resident
minor daughter missing. Missing minor. 4:36 p.m. Employee at the Beach Bar someone in her yard. c/r a disturbance in the area of the Westin
Monday, July 28 c/r a larceny. Petit larceny. 10:25 p.m. A resident c/r that his moth- Resort and Villas. Simple assault.
4:50 p.m. A resident c/r that he was be- 7:40 p.m. Badge #90 p/ at Jurgen er died. D.O.A. 9:05 a.m. -An Estate Concordia resident
ing assaulted. Simple assault. Command with one Sherron Charles and Tuesday, August 5 r/ an auto accident in the area of The Mar-
5:50 p.m. A citizen c/r that a person Malik Cheatham under arrest and charged 7:39 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident ketplace. Auto accident.
was trapped under a vehicle and needed with possession with intent to distribute c/r that someone burglarized her home. 2:45 p.m.- An Estate Pastory resident c/r
assistance. Accidental injury, and conspiracy. Burglary in the third, his sons were involved in a physical alter-
7:50 p.m. A citizen p/requesting assis- Sunday, August 3 6:50 p.m. St. John Rescue member r/ cation. Disturbance of the peace, threats.
tance for chest pain. Police assistance. 2:00 a.m. A resident p/r that someone a disturbance in Coral Bay where an indi- Friday, August 8
Tuesday, July 29 threatened to kill him. Disturbance of the vidual brandished a handgun. 10:40 a.m. A citizen p/r that someone
11:00 a.m. Management of Rhumb peace, threats. 8:33 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident hit his vehicle while it was parked. Auto
Lines restaurant r/ a burglary at said busi- 3:45 a.m. A resident p/r that someone p/r that she had a verbal dispute with her accident.
ness. Burglary in the third, is on her porch with a machete. Distur- ex-boyfriend. Police assistance.
To Pst Co mnt Evnt emil inoS 6eid
22 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2008
St. John Tradewinds
Caribbean Villas & Resorts
or locally 340-776-6152
Carefree Getaways on St. John
tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002
Catered To, Inc.
tel. 776-6641 fax 693-8191
5000 Enighed #206, STJ, VI 00830
Suite St. John Villas/Condos
or locally at 340-779-4486
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831
A/C & Refrigeration
Charlie Rock A/C & Refrigeration
Sales, Service & Installation
tel. 714-5977 or 643-1585 (cell)
Crane, Robert Architect, AIA
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831
Barefoot Architect, Inc.
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace
Tropic Service & Supply Company
Tel. 626-4946 or 779-8000
building supplies, furniture, lumber, etc.
Breckinridge Custom Homes
tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264
Web-based project reports and pictures
tel. 779-4047, "Three Hour Tour"
Classic Wooden Picnic Yacht
Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery,
recycled art, tie dye, paper making
Quin House Galleries
773-0404 or 715-0070
Fine mahogony furniture
tel. 776-5322- Organic produce,
low prices, Located in Boulon Center
St. John Dental
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
tel. 693-8898, walk-ins welcome
Dr. Robert J. DeBonis
tel. 775-9950, Cell: 340-626-0000
Gym in Paradise
3rd floor Marketplace
776-0600, M-Sat 6-9 Sun 6-12
Westin Resorts & Villas
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904
Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002
Designs Of Aqua Bay, Inc.
Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614
R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
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
Landscaping & Irrigation
American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831
Farchette & Hanley Real Estate
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 340-513-3268
Holiday Homes of St. John
tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665
P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831
Islandia Real Estate
tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499
P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831
John McCann & Associates
tel. 1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366
Located at Wharfside Landing
RE/MAX St. Croix Team San Martin
tel. 773-1048 fax 773-1917
St. John Properties, Inc.
tel. 693-8485 fax 776-6192
P.O. Box 700, St. John, VI 00831
Town & Country Real Estate
tel. 693-7325 fax 693-7331
Coral Bay: t 774-7962 f 777-5350
Baked in the Sun Bakery
tel. 693-8786, Call for Take-Out
Third Floor, The Marketplace
Compass Rose at Pastory Gardens
tel. 777-3147 mini golf course open
Serving dinner nightly 4 to 10 p.m
Dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Just above Salt Pond 693-5855
P.O. Box 37, STJ, VI 00831
Lime Inn, The
tel. 779-4199 or 776-6425
Located in Cruz Bay
tel. 693-8141 fax 693-9061
P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831
tel. 779-4982; www.skinnylegs.com
"A Pretty OK Place"
tel. 693-5900, "Stuff You Want"
Located in Coral Bay
tel. 774-2000; 1-887-716-2002
All digital high speed internet access
Solar Products & Services
West Indies Solair serving all islands
BGM Engineers & Surveyors
tel. 776-6770 fax 693-7700
P.O. Box 1103, STJ VI 00831
St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2008 23
e R e ai ge Soae
Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available
For Space Call Nick 771-3737
Retail Space Available
on 2nd floor, 808 s/f,
front and back entrance.
Office Space Available
271 s/f and 454 s/f
in Office Suites II
Small Storage Spaces
Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Call Barbara at 776-6455
Brand New Office/Retail
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 /
Sizes to 10' x 12',
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
Retired couple seeking
caretaker position. We
want to maintain your
property, greet incoming
guests, clean, maintenance,
pool, landscape and on call
21' Solent Swooft
salvaged Coral Bay,
St. John. Titled owner
St. John Tradewinds Classifieds
e-mail email@example.com or call 340-776-6496
Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
EZ Loader dual
axle trailer in great
condition for 26'-28'boat.
843-458-6409. Make offer.
Also looking for storage
options for trailer.
$ 7.50 PER BOARD FOOT
'96 NISSAN PATHFINDER
4WD, auto, 20" chrome rims,
black, tint, CD, sun roof.
135k, runs great! PRICE
NEW JEEP WRANGLER
Book value is $17,900. Call
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba, snor-
keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing water-
sports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857
Animal Care Center(ACC)
has 1 immediate opening for employment: Kennel
Technician for dogs part-time 2 days a week SUN &
MON. This is a hands on position, working with the
Shelter Dogs, applicants must be dependable, responsible,
and love dogs. If interested come over or call 774-1625
and talk to shelter manager Connie Joseph.
"PLEASE HELP US CARE"
The Department of Natural
Resources; Division of Environmental
ATTN: CHOCOLATE HOLE BAY
Construction to reconfigure beach access at
Chocolate Hole will begin August 1, 2008
and continue through August 31, 2008.
Due to construction activity, and for public
safety, beach access will be limited Monday
Friday between the hours of 7 a.m 6 p.m.
and Saturday 7 a.m. 4 p.m. at Chocolate
Hole Bay. Persons interested in receiv-
ing more information can contact Assistant
Director Roberto Tapia at 774-3320.
TSR T. 10HN
The Community Newspaper Since 1972
24 St. John Tradewinds, August 11-24, 2008
John McCann & Assoc. d
S .. NEW LISTING
PRICED TO SE.[.! This TURN KEY SCUBA/pleastre EXQUISITE 5 RR, 5.5 RA
awesome vascaion rental home hoat buinitess w/ impressive 4 srately v'ills in Virgin Graend
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ON TOP OF THE WORLDI the highest point on Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 views. $1,599,000.
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REDUCED oversized lot in Coral Bay near proposed marina projcet.............. JUST $3L0,Oo00.
WHAT A DEAL Chocolchi Hole lot with tive pln1s & permits in p ----................... 229,000.
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WESTIN VACATION CLUBMost weeks v*,il. LOCATION. LOCATION Many options extits
able. Prices range from $11,00 to $125,000 I far ihis Retail Shopping Center. $2,250,000.
NEXT AD DEADLINE:
Thursday, August 21st
1st Stop Convenience
Baked in the Sun
Book & Bean
Hole East Waterfront.
$1400. Call Ron (715)
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. $1495/
One Bedroom for rent in
Rental Coral Bay 3 bed 4
bath washer/dryer, pool,
fully furnished, cool and
quiet with lush gardens
surrounding. $3,000. Call
(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
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-
Two 3BR/2BA apartments
in Pine Peace area. A/C,
w/d, semi furnished. $2,500
per month. Call 776-6455
for more details.
Quaint I bedroom
apartment. Nice quiet
location, close to Cruz
Bay.Fully furnished, AC
in bedroom. No Dogs No
Smokers. $1,100 + utilities.
3BDR /2B / AC /fully fur-
nish house on Boatman's
Rd Rendezvous & Ditliff
Call Steve or Vera 6264423
One bedroom/one bath
Two bedroom/two bath
W/D Sept. 1 $1,700
Two bedroom/two bath
W/D pool $2,300
Two bedroom/two bath pool
Three bedroom/two bath/
Three bedroom/two bath
W/D STT view $2,600
Two bedroom/two bath/
Two bedroom/one bath
house great view $2,100
Two bedroom/two bath
W/D ocean front $2,200
One bedroom/one bath
ocean front $1,300
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.
4 Bedroom / 2 bath fur-
nished, deck view, breeze,
private parking, long term
$3,500/mo. Short term
$1,000/wk. Cruz Bay. Call
Johns Folly Private 1 BR
masonry home. Beautiful
ocean views, breezes.
1/4 ACRE LOT
located in Coral Bay,
flat lot with water views,
affordable. Make Offer,
For sale by owner:
2 houses, 1/4 acre,
stonework, water views,
furnished, great rental his-
tory, $850,000 St. John,
USVI. Call 941-497-2325.
The Mail Center
North Shore Road
Caneel Bay Resort
Maho Bay Camps
South Shore Road
Pine Peace Market
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"Choco Cruz" is a fabulous and
successful vacation rental home
located on Maria Bluff, offering
stunning views of St Thomas and
Pillsbury sound. Set on a prime lot
with generous deck areas and large
pool. 2 bedrooms and a full bath
located off the pool area make this a
great rental or family home. This
uest bedrooms or Master suite.
'Adeste" A beautiful new vacation
rental home with great views to East
End, Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay &
Bordeaux Mtn. Tradewind breezes
and spectacular sunrises enhance
:his beautifully built mission style
home. Features include extensive
covered decks on all levels, 3
Sbaths, lower level access to a fully
bedroom apartment, & a large pool
FEATURED CONDOS -
"Mango Terrace Condos" New condos under"-
construction in Cruz Bay. Two, three and four
bedrooms available, A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach
and town. Water views, high quality appliances.
These will be some of the most spacious condos
on St. John. Only 20% down. Completion sched-
uled for Fall 2008. Special pre-construction prices:
$825,000 to $1.6M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunity! Get your 5 weeks
now for a great price: $150,000 for a 4 bedroom/3 bath and $89,000 for a 2
bedroom/2 bath. Contact Islandia for details.
"Coral Crest" is a large three bedroom, free
standing unit in a great location within an
established condominium development located
just above Cruz Bay Town. Enjoy cooling breezes
and expansive views of the Caribbean overlooking
Great Cruz and Chocolate Hole Bays. New
common pool. $725,000
"Amorita" Beautiful, all masonry
home in upscale Chocolate Hole
North has large pool deck with spa
and faces southeast to catch the
tradewind breezes. Water views of
Hart Bay and the South Shore and
just minutes from Cruz Bay and a
short walk to the Westin Resort.
hand painted bathroom sinks, stone
creened gallery, arched courtyard
access to two beaches. $1,100,000
"Sunset Points"- Enjoy beautiful
sunset views from this breezy
mountaintop location accessed by
paved public road in Estate Glucks-
berg. The main home is masonry
with stone accents featuring 2
bedroom suites, central living and
kitchen area & dipping pool. Sepa
rs for caretaker's quarters or added
- COMMERCIAL/DEVELOPMENT -
Commercial B-3 ZONING Office or commer-
cial space for sale or rent in the hearT of
downtown Cruz Bay. The second and third floors
of this newly renovated building are available and
floor plans are still flexible. Located across from
Lime Inn and just one block from the ferry dock.
Call for more Information
"Little Plantation" -Three and a half acres of
subdividable land with beautiful easterly views
over Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole and the British
Virgin Islands. This property faces east to catch
the cooling breezes, sun rise and moon rise. Walk
to Cocoloba Shopping Center and the proposed
116 slip marina. $2.595M
AND MUCH MORE . .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through
Islandia Real Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and
price on the island of St. John. Feel free to visit our website at www.
islandiarealestate.com or call and speak with one of our full-time,
professional agents at: (340) 776-6666. We will be happy to help you find
the perfect property to fulfill your needs and dreams.
St. John Properties, Inc.
(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320
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
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
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
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DELI GROTTO! Consistent
sales growth of this three
year old Deli and internet
cafe located in prime
commercial space. Catering
to tourist & residents alike,
Deli Grotto offers baked
goods, smoothies, cold beer,
extensive breakfast and
lunch menu w/sandwiches,
salads, pastries and ice
cream available to eat in the
a/c, on the outside terrace or
take out. $475,000
ENIGHED JUST REDUCED TO $599,000 Lots of FUN AND CONTENTMENT New masonry home
opportunity for this nearly flat town lot overlooking with 180o views Coral Bay & BVI. Tiled pool deck, 2
Turner Bay and zoned R-4. Currently configured as large ac. master suites. Stainless appliances,
two units for a total of four bedrooms and two baths. mahogany hardwoods, hurricane windows and
Out buildings allow for ample storage and/or doors, tasteful furnishing, stone accents. Plans for 3
additional living space. Motivated seller. Masonry more bdrms. $1,500,000
home with lots of potential! ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of
GARDEN BY THE SEA Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Hart Bay. Walk to Hart Bay or Chocolate
quaint Caribbean home with West Indian Hole Beach. Newly remodeled offering 4 bdrms with
gingerbread architecture and island style furnishings. ensuite baths and elegant furnishings sited on .51
Live in the spacious newly renovated owners acre. Spacious kitchen with granite countertops,
apartment while renting the 3 income producing a/c stainless steel appliances that opens to living room
units. There is room for expansion to a maximum of and pool deck. Multi-level floor plan offers privacy.
12 units as per the R-4 zoning. Outstanding rental REDUCED TO $1,700,000. SELLERS ARE
history and just a short walk to Cruz Bay Town as MOTIVATED.
well as Frank and Turner Bays. $1,800,000. ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a in at the end of the road for added privacy. Walking
beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. distance to Coral Bay. Currently configured as two
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to add..46 acre $1095,000 additional home. VI00$749,00831
* 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.
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AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180 views from
Great Cruz to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, gorgeous landscaping, beautiful
furnishings, and excellent vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS
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
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.
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.
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.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/
2 bath home on a flat 34 acre site adjacent to National Park.
Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along
the secluded shoreline. Priced below appraised value at
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate features tennis
court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, 7 bedrooms 7.5 baths, on 1 acre.
Impressive rental history, awesome views, walkto Chocolate
Hole beach. $2,495,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Three bedroom / 2 bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, 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. $675,000.
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
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush /2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.
EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
ESTATE BELLEVUE- Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $285,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $350,000.
CATHERINEBERG- Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 13 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy.......................$205,000
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..................$299k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site .................................. $280k
ESTATE CAROLINA -
Lower Bordeaux, beautiful BVI views, paved rd.........$199k
Ironwood Rd, great Coral Bay views, house plans.......... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views! 0.506 acre .................... $379k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway in............................ $255k
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PRIVATE 5 AC. BEACHFRONT
15x3) "LIME TREE BAY" 490'
"ISLA VISTA" Exceptional 5 poc ke t" "CONTENTMENT" Fabulous BORDEAUX MTN. (5x4)
bedrm., 4 1/2 bath, private gated CATHERINEBERG (5X5) Adjacent4 to Cruz Bay, 6 drs, 5 hsse BEACHFRONT(4X4)"HARBOUR STUNNING VIEWS! Charming,
villawith panoramicviews. Superior "CINNAMON RIDGE" 1+ private acres also designer detail and furnishings VIEW" new 1 ac. estate on Great gated .5 ac. estate; spa,
features throughout. Richly acre, borders National Park; available. throughout!!! Spectacular views Cruz Bay harbor. Boat & swim at fireplace, poolside kitchen,
landscaped. Pool & spa. 2 car stunning north shore views, pool $4,995,000. of Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas. Westin Resort. $3,700,000 Price ultimate privacy. PRICE
garage. $7,000,000. & spa $5,250,000. $4,200,000. reduced! REDUCED $3,200,000.
Exclusively Listed Homes
RENDEZVOUS BAY "SEACAY VILLA", pool villa has unobstructed, "SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4 bdrm, COLORFUL FISH BAY RETREAT! Immaculate 3
(5x5) "VISTAERO" panoramic ocean views and good short masonry home in excellent condition with bedroom / 3 bath home, borders National Park,
breathtaking views, huge term rental history. Short drive to Cruz Bay. large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole. views of Fish Bay & Ditleff Pt. $795,000.
pool & spa, fabulous villa $1,995,000. $1,300,000.
or residence! $3,000,000 UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath villa has "SEABISCUIT" 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Two 3 bdrms plus
Price reduced! spectacular Coral Bay views from this custom 3 (2x2) Caribbean studio. Near town, all masonry, A/C. $775,000.
WATERFRONT (3x3) level home. Main level has spacious great room style, masonry, INCREDIBLE FISH BAY VALUE! 4 bed/2 bath
"LA DOLCE VITA" with boat mooring. 376 ft. and front porch. Interior staircase goes to 2 panoramic views, home with huge panoramic views and quiet
shoreline. W-1 zoning allows commercial uses master suites & a lower level studio suite below, pool & hot tub. .= location. $750,000.
$2,995,000. $1,500,000. Immaculate, above
"GREAT EXPECTATIONS" (7x71/2) 1 ac., tennis, "COCONUTS" Coral Harbour. "SANCTUARY GARDEN" Serene well-built
2homes, pools, spas, walktobeaches. Impressive 3X3 GIFFT HILL PRICE REDUCED ir home with 2 units, lovely pool, gardens &
rental. $2,495,000. VILLA, impressive $995,000. expansive decks in this quiet, private location.
acres beachfront awesome sunsets masonry cottage with wonderful down island CAROLINA
on Hart Bay. 3 and St. Thomas views and great rental history. $1,100,000. "CI R o LIN
bedroom beach lights. Caribbean "CASA NITA" FIXER-UPPERo
house with spa, style. $1,499,999. 3 bed/3 bath St. w room
views and breezes. NEW CONSTRUCTION CHOCOLATE HOLE Quacco villa with family home
$2,495,000. totally charming, 2x2 with private gated spacious & light plus separate
CHOCOLATE HOLE NORTH (5x5) "SOLARIS" courtyard, largepool, planters &columns, arched rooms, bigviewsto studio rental
Spectacular views of 5 bays. 60' lap pool, doors and windows, island stone showers, a/c, BVI. $1,050,000. do w n stairs.
courtyard, and great amenities. $2,400,000. hi tech kitchen, etc. $1,495,000. TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT View to Tortola.
"VILLA FAR NIENTE", "WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGES"; super privacy HILL Delightful 3 bedroom income producing $415,000.
New construction highlights these two charming masonry cottages. masonry home with
in prestigious Point Hottubs, bricked courtyards and wonderful decor pool and privacy. OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom
Rendezvous. 3BR/3BA make this a very special offering. $1,400,000. Beautiful water luxury home. Magnificent views and sunsets
pool villa has great UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR views to St. Thomas! from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/
views and artistic 3.5 BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate Extensive exotic waterfalls and spas, deeded home ownerships
landscaping. PRICE entry, large room for addl. BR, excellent rental landscaping. TRADE from $79,000.
REDUCED! $1,890,000. potential. $1,390,000. or $890,000.
Dreekets Bay Estates, 2.5 acres, beachfront, BVI views, breezes, quality roads
Boatman Point, 1.2 ac, 5 bdrm house plans, cliff front
Boatman Point, .70 acre, 175 ft of east facing shoreline.
Lovango Cay, A Slice of Heaven, .75 acre
Lovango Cay, waterfront parcel, .65 acre
CORAL BAY LAND
Upper Carolina, .5 acre, Sunrise, Coral Bay Harbor views
Sugar Apple West, .5 acre, waterviews, easy build
Bordeaux Mountain BVI view, down hill build 0.537 acre.
Bordeaux Mtn, water views, .5 ac downhill build
Lower Bordeaux Mt, .27 acre, approved plans & cistern
Mandahl, .233 acre, Flat grade, walk to beaches.
BEAUTIFUL EAST END LOT with gorgeous
.4 sweeping views across Round Bay to Coral
Harbor from this moderately sloped East End
parcel located near the end of the roadway in
this quiet neighborhood. Deeded access to
homeowners' waterfront lot. $695,000.
ENDLESS VIEWS ACROSS THE WATERS from these three premiere lots in Upper Peter Bay.
This gated community is in the midst of Nat'l Park land, beaches & deeded beach access.
BEAUTIFUL LOTS ON QUIET EAST END in the original Hansen Bay subdivision, Dreekets
Bay and Privateer Bay, with pristine views & lovely beaches listed from $285,000 -
"UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" SPECTACULAR, PRIVATE SOUTH SHORE LOTS WITH
PRISTINE VIEWS. Low density subdivision with 7 large parcels, paved road, stone walls &
underground utilities; above Rendezvous Bay. $1,000,000 to 1,400,000.
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated
community featuring underground
utilities, paved roads, & gorgeous
sweeping views. Five fabulous
lots ranging from $469,000 to
PRESERVE"- Premier location,
with extraordinary water views,
some border National Park -
some are waterfront! From .78
acre to 3 acres. 7 parcels priced
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES"
boasts spectacular BVI views,
quality paved roads, undergrnd.
utilities, stone wall & planters,
common beach. Just 8 minutes
from Coral Bay. 12 parcels
priced from $450,000.
"AZURE BAY" ESTATES IN
CONTANT .5 ac. with 180 degree
views over Pillsbury Sound to
St. Thomas & St. James islands.
Quiet, breezey convenient to
Cruz Bay. Owner financing.
FISH BAY Two Great oversized
parcels one with cistern slab,
well, and active plans/permits in
place and one lot with expansive
views, cooling breezes & paved
GREAT CRUZ BAY .78 AC.
"HARBOUR VIEW" Walk to
Westin & amenities! Paved
private road, underground
ulitilies, great rental area.
"WHISTLING CAY" Striking
water views & ample breeze
from this "Upper Peter Bay" lot.
Located just minutes from some
of the most spectacular beaches
in the Caribbean, including
Peter Bay. $2,800,000.
Condos &e Timeshares
"VILLA LEE ANNA" Cozy 2 bedroom condo with
water views. Easy walk to Cruz Bay and low condo
EXCEPTIONAL PASTORY- 1 bedrm condo, great views,
close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turn key. $529,000.
"RAINBOW'S END" Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrms,
poolside, close to town. Priced to Sell! $585,000.
BEACHFRONT "GRANDE BAY" RESORT Condo
under construction, overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor.
Walk to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm $799,000.
"GALLOWS POINT" 3 OCEAN FRONT units
(2-upper & 1-lower) ea. w/ deck/patio, walk to town
$1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000.
INDULGE YOURSELF WITH RESORT LIVING
IN THE COMFORTS OF YOUR OWN PRIVATE
CONDOMINIUM. Own a week, a month or more
and enjoy all the Westin amenities! Inventory avail
in many unit sizes year round. Great trade & rental
options. Timeshares start at $11,000.
SATYAMUNA FOOD FOR THE SOUL is a healthy
vegetarian restaurant and small health food store,
with friendly outdoor cafe seating. Large local and
tourist following, tons of growth potential perfect
business for a hands on owner. Prime location,
great foot traffic, ample parking. $59,000.
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