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August 25-September 7, 2008
Copyright 2008 ST JN

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

Judge Hollar
o n L Not Convinced
Flo' To Merge Two
Murder Cases
Jahlil Ward To Be
Tried Separate from
Anselmo Boston
and Kamal Thomas
for Cockayne Murder
Page 3
V.I. Election
Heats Up
Secretary of An Interview with
Interior Tours Senator-at-Large
St. John Candidates
Page 2
Photo by Dr. Caroline S. Rogers U.S. Secretary of Interior Dirk
Kempthorne concluded his first visit V.I. Tax Assessor's
Baby Iguanas to the U.S. Virgin Islands with a
Several baby iguanas have tour of the V.I. National Park on St. Office Sends Out '06
been seen on St. John in the John with National Park Service and Property Tax Bills
last few weeks. The one in Territorial officials, above. Secretary
this pictures was found in Up- Kempthorne toured the proposed Despite Injunction
this pictures was found in Up- Catherineberg school site with Gov.
per Carolina and is about a Unity Day Groups
foot long. It probably hatched John deJongh, right.
out of its egg a week or two Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat and Ervin Dorsett Says, "Remain Calm"
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2 St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008

V.I. Election Season Heats Up

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As the summer winds down, election season is
just heating up in the Virgin Islands.
Three residents have thrown their hats into the
Senator at Large ring as well as incumbent Sena-
tor Carmen Wesselhoft of the Independent Citi-
zens Movement party, who is finishing her first
term in the VI. Legislature.
In addition to Wesselhoft, Democrats Harry
Daniel, Lorelei Monsanto and former Senator
at Large Craig Barshinger are all vying for the
chance to represent St. John in the 28th Legisla-
ture of the Virgin Islands.
While the Senator at Large position can only
be filled by a St. John resident, voters on all three
islands can cast their ballots for the position.
Daniel hosted a community gathering to an-
nounce his candidacy in Franklin Powell Park on
Monday evening, August 18.
Understanding the People
The former Department of Education official
felt compelled tojoin the race for Senator at Large
because St. John needs change, he explained.
"St. John needs a senator who the people will
understand," said Daniel. "St. John needs a sena-
tor who knows the concerns on St. John. We need
someone who will work for the people."
Daniel would bring integrity to the office, he
"St. John needs a senator who won't hide and
say, 'I can't do anything,'" said Daniel. "We need
someone who is sincere. That's why I'm in the
If elected, Daniel will take a look at relieving
high Water And Power Authority bills as his first
order of business, he explained.
"There is so much on St. John that needs to be
looked at," Daniel said. "We all know the prob-
lems with WAPA, but what we need is action."
It's time for St. John to join the burgeoning in-
ternational green movement, according to Sena-
tor at Large hopeful Monsanto.
Going Green
"We need to be looking at how to make our
whole economy a green economy," Monsanto
said. "We need to learn to go green."
If elected, Monsanto will focus on education
and energy issues, she explained.
"I've always been a community activist work-
ing hard to get changes done on St. John," said
Monsanto. "We need change in the direction
we're going in reference to energy. We also need
changes in our education system, the goals we're
setting for our children and the curriculum."
"I want to bring the Virgin Islands together,"
Monsanto continued. "Even though we're sepa-
rated by water, we need to come together."
Dedicated to a Proactive Democracy
Former Senator at Large Barshinger, who
served one term in the position and is also a del-
egate of the Fifth Constitutional Convention, de-
cided to join the race again this year in order to
give the people of St. John a voice, he explained.
"I have a deep commitment to our continued
move to a more proactive democracy and a gov-
ernment which meets people's needs and makes

"St. John needs a senator
who won't hide and say, 'I can't
do anything.' We need some-
one who is sincere. That's why
I'm in the race."
Harry Daniel,
senator-at-large candidate

them feel well cared for rather than frustrated,"
said Barshinger. "I'm returning to continue that
and, in fact, to pick up lost momentum."
"Sirenusa was a disaster that never would have
happened if the people's voices were being prop-
erly registered," Barshinger continued.
During his time in office, Barshinger developed
a five-point plan to address Cruz Bay congestion
woes, which is just one of the initiatives which
have been derailed, he explained.
Rebuilding Lost Momentum
"There are outstanding things that lost mo-
mentum which I haven't given up on and which
I will never give up on like solving the parking
problems and funding the planner position," said
Barshinger. "I got a $75,000 appropriation for
a planner two and a half years ago, which they
haven't hired. We're going to get that planner, but
it hasn't happened yet."
"I still have the five point plan, but we're stalled
on that because our $4 million for a parking ga-
rage was raided and our senator at large allowed
that," Barshinger continued. "Our senator at large
didn't stand up for St. John. She hasn't taken any
initiative to solve these long-standing problems."
Barshinger, whose Mamey Peak home is pow-
ered by solar energy, has the expertise to solve the
island's energy problems, he added.
First Hand Solar Experience
"The entire economy and standard of living is
being threatened by the cost of energy, both gaso-
line and electricity," Barshinger said. "This is the
kind of problem that I know how to solve with my
technical, scientific and business background."
"Myself, I live in a solar house," he continued.
"When people talk about alternative energy, I can
distinguish between real solutions which are eco-
nomically viable and unworkable solutions. I can
save us from adopting a solution that will take us
down a dead-end road."
If elected, Barshinger would focus on issues
which affect people's lives, he explained.
"We know that we have it pretty good in the
Virgin Islands, but the cost of energy is no joke,"
Barshinger said. "It threatens to really reduce our
forward march and our increasing standard of liv-
ing. I am uniquely positioned to help with that."
Completing Initiatives
Wesselhoft would like to have the chance to see
some of her many initiatives through to comple-
tion, explained the senator.
"First and foremost I'm seeking re-election
because I have over 100 pieces of legislation in
there that I'd like to see passed through the sen-
Continued on Page 23

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

Labor Day Festivities Scheduled

for September 1 in Coral Bay
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Festival and Cultural Organization will host the
annual Labor Day festivities on Monday, September 1, at the Coral
Bay ball field.
There will be lots of games for kids with prizes, and arts and
crafts and food vendors will have items for sale.
The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. at Love City Mini Mart. Live
music will be provided from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Everyone
is invited to bring their families and have a great day.
All vendors, musicians and parade entries who are interested
in participating in the Labor Day activities should contact Jane
Johannes at 776-6450.

Over the Limit, Under Arrest: Labor

Day Crackdown on Drunk Driving
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Police Department and VI Office of High-
way Safety will be joining with thousands of other law enforce-
ment and highway safety agencies across the nation from August
15 throughout the Labor Day holiday to take part in the "Drunk
Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest," crackdown on impaired
The National Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest im-
paired driving crackdown is a prevention program organized by
the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration that focuses on combining high-visibility
enforcement with heightened public awareness through advertis-
ing and publicity.
Law enforcement officers will be out in full force conducting
sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and using undercover of-
ficers to get more drunk drivers off the road and save lives.

Love City Pan Dragons

Youth Steel Orchestra

Accepting Applications

St. John Tradewinds
Looking for something new and exciting for your child? The
Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra is now accepting
applications for new members. Children between the ages of seven
and 17 are welcome to join, with no experience necessary.
Registration is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September 5, at the
Pan Dragons panyard by the Parks and Recreation Youth Center,
across from the Cruz Bay fire station. A $10 registration fee covers
Registration forms can be picked up at Courtesy Car Rental, lo-
cated next door to the police station. Rehearsals are scheduled for
Friday and Saturday afternoons.

St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008 3

Hollar Not Convinced To Merge Cockayne Murder Cases

Ward To Be Tried Separate from Boston and Thomas for Cockayne Murder

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Tuesday, August 19, was the first
day Kamal "Sixpack" Thomas,
Anselmo Boston and Jahlil Ward
formally appeared before V.I. Su-
perior Court Judge Brenda Hollar
for a pre-trial hearing and it was
possibly the last day Ward will be
in her courtroom.
That depends on whether Judge
Hollar rules to consolidate the ho-
micide trials, as requested by the
prosecution, but opposed by the all
three defendants' lawyers.
The three men are charged with
murdering 21-year-old James "Ja-
mie" Cockayne during the early
morning hours of June 19, 2007,
in Cruz Bay. At the time of the
murder, Cockayne, a Pennsylvania
resident, had been on St. John for
about month awaiting paperwork
for employment in the British Vir-
gin Islands, where he was to be a
sailing instructor in Virgin Gorda.
VI. Police Department officials
arrested 18-year-old Thomas and
31-year-old Boston in August
2007, after Cockayne's parents ap-
peared on several national televi-
sion news shows lambasting the
department's inaction.
First-degree Murder,
First-degree Assault
Ward, 20, was arrested more
than a year after the murder on

Anselmo Boston

June 27, 2008, when he returned
to the territory from the mainland.
All three face first-degree murder,
first-degree assault and weapons
Hollar will be the presiding
judge over the trial of Thomas and
Boston, which is already joined
and begins Monday, October 6.
V.I. Superior Court Judge Michael
Dunston is currently the judge of
record in Ward's trial, which is
scheduled to begin Monday, Oc-
tober 27.
Assistant Attorney General Re-
nee Gumbs-Carty, who is pros-
ecuting the case, began her nearly
two hour pre-trial motions before
Hollar with a motion to consoli-
date the two separate trials of the
three men suspected in the June
2007 murder.

Kamal Thomas

Three Eyewitnesses
Place Ward at Scene
The prosecution has three eye-
witnesses who place the three
suspects together at both the Front
Yard Bar where they got into a
fight with Cockayne and in the
area in front of Fashion Palace,
where Cockayne was stabbed to
death, according to Gumbs-Carty.
"I believe consolidating the
cases would be the most judicial
and economic thing for the court
to do," said Gumbs-Carty. "I now
have tangible evidence that there
are three suspects involved."
In spite of a lengthy "side-bar"
conference requested by the pros-
ecutor about twenty minutes into
the hearing which allowed the five
lawyers to speak privately with
Hollar, the judge was not con-

Jahlil Ward

vinced by Gumbs-Carty's argu-
ment to merge the murder cases.
No Mention of Third
Suspect in Affidavits
One of Hollar's main points
throughout the hearing was that
neither of the two original affida-
vits leading to the arrests of Boston
and Thomas mentioned the possi-
bility of a third murder suspect.
Ward was not included in the
original affidavits because when
the documents were filed, the only
information implicating the third
suspect was rumors, explained
But Hollar still wasn't con-
vinced. Gumbs-Carty could have
easily added, "a third person, yet
unknown" or "John Doe" in the af-
fidavits, according to the judge.
Hollar "read the two affidavits

Abandoned Illegal Boat Found in Brown Bay

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Hikers alerted V.I. Nation-
al Park officials of an aban-
doned vessel on the beach in
Brown Bay last week.
VINP officials found the
28-foot boat with twin 200-
hp engines around 9:30 a.m.
on August 18, but think the
boat was abandoned on Au-
gust 17 by human traffickers,
according to VINP enforce-
ment ranger David Homer.
"It's the first boat we've
found," Homer said. "Usu-
ally they leave their human
cargo behind and run."
Rangers also found dis-
carded clothing and money
from the Netherlands Antil-
les aboard the vessel.

several times" and did not agree
that the prosecutor had presented a
satisfactory argument that all three
defendants had "aided and abet-
ted" one another in committing
murder, the judge explained.
The affidavit only implicated
Boston and Thomas, according to
Ward Admitted Killing,
Says Prosecutor
"Mr. Ward even places himself
at the Front Yard Bar on the night
of the murder," said Gumbs-Carty.
"Kamal Thomas says he, Boston
and 'another guy' all chased the
deceased up the street to the Fash-
ion Palace."
The prosecutor can now produce
a witness who has stated that Ward
knocked on the door to his resi-
dence, told him he needed a ride
and that he "had killed the white
guy," Gumbs-Carty said.
Boston had informed investiga-
tors that Ward had taken a pool
stick away from him that he had
been using to hit Cockayne which
clearly places him at the bar with
the other two defendants, ex-
plained Gumbs-Carty.
Witness Tried to Alert Police
Another witness now says he
told all three suspects not to follow
Cockayne when he left the bar, ac-
cording to the prosecutor.
Continued on Page 23


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4 St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008

Summer Maintenance Work on

Schedule for Opening of Schools

By Barbara Winch
St. John Tradewinds
While St. John students were enjoying their sum-
mer break, the Department of Education contractors
worked hard to get all the repairs, upgrades, and gen-
eral maintenance complete in time for the opening of
school on Monday, August 25.
Although the contractors were moving slower than
expected, the schools will be ready, even if more
workers need to be hired at the last minute, explained
DOE St. Thomas/St. John Deputy Superintendent Jo-
seph Sibilly, who is in charge of operations and facili-
The bathrooms at Julius E. Sprauve School are
receiving a complete renovation and looking really
good, according to Sibilly.
Some unexpected problems with the pipes were
discovered when they opened up the walls, explained
the DOE deputy superintendent.
"We are using this opportunity to completely up-
grade the bathrooms," Sibilly said.
The main building at JESS is also undergoing elec-

trical upgrades along with the bathroom work, the
deputy superintendent added.
"The electrical work is coming along really fine,"
he said.
The JESS Annex was pressure washed and 80 per-
cent of the plumbing repairs are complete, according
to Sibilly.
Electrical upgrades and repairs at Guy Benjamin
School were completed, explained the deputy super-
"We found some problems and had to change a
couple of the main breakers," he said.
As of press time, there was no word from the Eniv-
ronmental Protection Agency regarding the planned
new sewage treatment system at GBS, Sibilly added.
"A percolation test, which the EPA requires, was
performed by HTA Caribbean," said Sibilly.
Once EPA officials approve the design, which was
also created by HTA Caribbean, the contract will be
put out for bid, Sibilly explained.
The schools will be all ready to go when students
return and school begins on August 25.

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Sherman Browne Moves Forward

St. John Tradewinds
Raised in the Virgin Islands
and now living in the Bronx, he
will run for the New York State
Assembly for the 83rd District
this fall.
Ronnie's Pizzaman can tell
you that he cried when Sherman
left for New York, and I can say
that he was the best break-danc-
er I have ever seen! He excels in
whatever he tackles.
He is very involved in politics
and furthering the education of
Bronx youth. He received his
B.A. in Business Administration
from Monroe College and now
is pursuing a master's degree in
Public Administration at NYU
Graduate School for public ser-
He feels that the people of
the North East Bronx are under-
served, and deserve more "a
new vision and a new voice
If you wish to help with his
campaign, please send donations
to 666 Mace Avenue, Bronx,
New York, 10467.
He is a graduate of Sprauve
School and Eudora Kean High
School. Let's all support Sher-

Sherman Browne

man, he may be Governor of
New York state one day, or may-
be, the Virgin Islands!
Althea Ellis Has Left Us
Althea was a devoted house-
keeper for Holiday Homes for
over 40 years. She and Ber-
nadine Hendrickson made our
home rental business (the first
on St. John) a great success.
Returning guests were always
remembered with their favor-
ite foods and flowers. Althea
cared about our guests and they
thought the world of her.
She cared for her children and
when one daughter died, her
young children were taken in

and brought up by Althea.
Her health declined in later
years and, eventually, the fam-
ily took her to Texas where she
passed away last week.
We will all miss her very much
and send our sincere sympathy
to her family and friends.
St. Ursula's Lovely Garden
I said a few months ago that
the Schnell building and church-
yard save that street from being
solid trucks and cars speeding
past at least you can enjoy
the flowers and the beautifully-
designed office building I
have nothing to say about the
roundabout. I pray that the chil-
dren will be safe.
You Too Can Make Life
Easier for "Wild" Cats
We have a "save the cats" sys-
tem at my house! Susie O'Leary,
my super housekeeper, brings a
cage, catches mother, father and
babies Connie at the ACC
tames them and arranges for
the much-needed neutering op-
erations. Susie brings them back
home and I feed them. Lucky
babies are adopted and the adults
have no more parental responsi-

St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008 5

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott and Tom Oat

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne answers questions as (L to R above) Delegate I'ADRIAN
to Congress Donna Christensen, Governor John deJongh, John Garrison of the Trust for L'ESPERANCE
Public Land, and VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove stand by. Ranger Rafe Boulon
shows Kempthorne details of the proposed site of the new school on St. John, at right. ___

Secretary of Interior Tours St. John, Announces School Grants, R/O

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Officials are moving forward with plans to build a new
school in Estate Catherineberg and construct a reverse os-
mosis plant in Coral Bay, Secretary of the Interior Dirk
Kempthorne announced during a press conference on Fri-
day, August 22, at the V.I. National Park Visitor's Center.
After years of discussion about moving the Julius E.
Sprauve School out of Cruz Bay, federal and local offi-
cials have devised a plan which calls for swapping land in
St. Croix the site of Alexander Hamilton's island home
called Estate Grange for about 10 acres in Estate Cath-
Trust for Public Land officials, headed by former Friends
of the VINP executive director John Garrison, are working

to purchase the 115-acre parcel in St. Croix for about $4
TPL will then convey the land to the VINP in exchange
for the Estate Catherineberg land, located along Centerline
Road before the John Head turnoff, explained Garrison.
National Park Service officials, several members of Con-
gress and local VINP officials are committed to collaborat-
ing to ensure the project's success, Kempthorne explained.
Friends in Washington, D.C.
"There is a need for a new school and it's time to do this
for the children here on St. John," said the Secretary of the
Interior. "We are all committed to working together. The
USVI has many friends in Congress who have signed on to
this plan."
The NPS appropriated $200,000 for a suitability study of

the Estate Grange property and a resource assessment of the
Estate Catherineberg property, Kempthorne explained.
"This is a top priority for us," said Kempthorne. "We will
do it and we will do it sensitively. We know the people of St.
John have their concerns."
A group of officials, who Kempthorne did not name, will
conduct the study and report back to the NPS within 45
days, according to the Secretary of the Interior.
Investing in the island's number one resource the chil-
dren is essential, according to Governor John deJongh.
Plan Links St. Croix and St. John
"The highest priority on our list is building a new state-
of-the-art school on the island of St. John," said deJongh.
"Using resources on St. Croix and meeting needs on St.
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Hadiya Sewer Named Dean's Scholar,
Awarded Full Tuition at Spelman

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Hadiya Sewer, a member of the St. John Youth Committee and
recent graduate of the Gifft Hill School, was recently awarded a
full four-year scholarship from Spelman College as part of the
Dean's Scholar program.
"I am very excited," said Sewer. "This is a dream come true.
I've always wanted to attend Spelman. It's the number one histori-
cally black college and university in the country according to U.S.
"It's a liberal arts college for women," Sewer continued.
"They're dedicated to the social, spiritual, academic and ethical
development of their students. I'm ecstatic really."
St. John Youth Committee member Bonny Corbeil has had the
privilege of watching Sewer in action and was excited to share in
her good news, she explained.
"My personal prediction is that we need to all pay attention to
this young lady," said Corbeil. "She will return to St. John and I
believe bring positive change for our youth here if little happens
in the next four years."
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St. John Goes Green: Recycling

Committee Collecting Aluminum Cans

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As the environmentally conscious green movement
continues to gain momentum across the globe, recy-
cling has finally reached the shores of Love City.
While there has been a glass crusher on island for
years, additional machinery and training is needed
before glass recycling becomes a reality, according to
St. John Recycing Committee members.
In the meantime, the recently-revived group
launched aluminum can recycling with the first col-
lection bin located next to the main dumpsters in Cor-
al Bay across from Love City Mini Mart.
Volunteers collect the cans regularly and take them
to St. Thomas where they are purchased by Sanitary
Trashmoval Services (STS) for between 20-cents and
25-cents per pound, explained Recycling Committee
member Sue De Bonis.
Aluminum can recycling on island is just getting
off the ground and Recycling Committee members
are hoping the effort expands as more people jump on
board, explained member Barbara Douma.
"This is starting as a grass-roots movement," said
Douma. "Which is to say that we are doing this all
ourselves. It will grow as more people volunteer."
Recycling Committee members are hoping to have
additional collection sites at dumpsters across the is-
land, Douma added.
"We're looking for people to adopt a dumpster/re-
cycling bin and volunteer to become part of a phone
tree to transport the cans to St. Thomas," Douma said.
"We're also looking for donations of cash, 55-gallon
drums or other collection bins and clear plasic bags."
Refunds paid by STS for the cans will cover the cost
of transporting them to St. Thomas and the Recycling
Committee will use any additional money to purchase
containers and bag liners, De Bonis explained.
While residents and visitors are already support-
ing aluminum recycling, more can be done, De Bonis
"We're really urging people to keep their cans clean
- cigarette butts are tough to remove and crush

St. John Recycling Committee members
set up the first aluminum can recycling site
in Coral Bay near the dumpsters across
from Love City Mini Mart, above.

them so we can fit more in a bag," she said. "This is
really just the beginning. We'd eventually like to get
cans at all the dumpsters around the island."
"The recycling effort on St. John will develop fur-
ther as people get into the mode of recycling, but
we've started," De Bonis said. "We've begun and its
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Tax Assessor's Office Sends Out '06

Property Tax Bills Despite Injunction

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Government thumbed
its nose at District Court Judge
Curtis Gomez last week by issu-
ing 2006 tax bills reflecting reas-
sessed property values despite a
federal court-ordered injunction
which has been in place since
The Division of Property Tax,
a division of the Lieutenant Gov-
ernor's Office, issued a press re-
lease on Wednesday, August 20,
announcing residents could ex-
pect to receive 2006 bills as early
as Friday, August 22. As of press
time, however, no tax bills had
been received by St. John resi-
The move came despite a 2003
court-ordered injunction freez-
ing property taxes at 1998 levels
because the government's system
of collection was ruled unconsti-
Per District Court Judge Thom-
as Moore's order to conduct
territory-wide property revalua-
tions, the V.I. government con-
tracted BearingPoint to reassess
all residential and commercial
properties. Moore also appoint-
ed a special master to oversee
the property revaluations, who
signed off the process earlier this
Many residents on St. John,
however, found glaring inconsis-
tencies with the newly assessed

A group of Love City residents
retained Attorney James Derr and
filed a lawsuit in April against the
V.I. government alleging their
property values were unfairly
assessed. That case is currently
pending before Gomez.
Move Questions
Court's Authority
The government's move last
week shocked Derr.
"We're all surprised that they
would go ahead and do this," said
Derr. "From my point of view, I
think this is between the V.I. gov-
ernment and the judge."
"This calls into question the
authority of the court and wheth-
er the government will recog-
nize the court's authority or just
thumb their noses at the judge
and do what they want," Derr
said. "From our perspective,
we're just surprised that the gov-
ernment would go ahead and do
something like this."
The government's action
amounts to simple disregard for
the letter of the law, according to
Myrtle Barry, chairwoman of the
V.I. Unity Day Group's tax com-
"I think for the government to
send a property tax bill for 2006
without acknowledging the in-
junction is a total disregard for
the law," said Barry.
The group plans to address the
issue, but is holding off until they

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Barry explained.
"We have every intent of ad-
dressing this but we need to first
get a copy of a property tax bill to
examine the evidence before we
proceed because they have not
been consistent," Barry said.
The most important thing is
for residents to not panic, Barry
Unity Day Members
Urge Calm
"People have to remain calm,"
she said. "When you panic, you
can't think straight and this is a
very serious issue. It's important
that we make educated decisions
and the key is to verify the infor-
mation's accuracies and inaccu-
In light of many mistakes is-
sued by the Tax Assessor's Of-
fice in the past, the office should
make more of an effort to share
information with the public, ex-
plained Barry.
"In the past, the Tax Assessor's
Office has sent out erroneous
delinquency notices and other
wrong information," Barry said.
"There were glaring errors in the
revaluations too. In order to build
an air of confidence, they need to
precede the dissemination of in-
formation with hard facts."
"The Tax Assessor should have
been more forthcoming with the
public ahead of time as far as
what to expect from these bills,"
Barry continued. "We don't know
what these bills will look like."
Waiting for Action
From Gomez
Derr is waiting to see how
Gomez will respond before tak-
ing any action, the attorney ex-
"My recommendation is to
wait until the bills starting hitting
mailboxes," said Derr. "I would
like to give the judge an opportu-
nity to consider what he wants to
do before we start tugging on his
judicial coat tails. Depending on
what he does, we'll see how we
want to proceed."
V.I. Unity Day Group members
urge property owners to contact
the organization when they re-
ceive the new tax bills, Barry ex-
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St. John Tradewinds
Now in its tenth year, St. John is
gearing up for another fun-packed
day of swimming, biking and run-
ning at the Love City Triathlon and
Duathlon on Sunday, August 31.
With the addition of the duath-
lon in its second year, anyone can
participate without a bike just
swim and run.
Both events will start at 7 a.m.
Athletes should arrive no later
than one hour ahead of the start for
body marking and any last minute
The distance for the triathlon is
a half-mile open water swim in
Maho Bay which is normally quite
calm. The bike is a 14 mile loop
with a lot of hills and is technical.
Athletes are asked to proceed with
caution in certain areas.
The run is a four mile flat, but
hot, course. There will be water
stations along the route, but carry-
ing extra fluids is recommended.
The duathlon will be the exact
same half-mile swim, but the 3.4
mile course with a short hill is
slightly different. Both races will
have the same starting time.
To register on St. John, pick up
forms at the Tap Room in Mon-
goose Junction. Participants can
also register online at 8tuffmiles.
com by clicking on the St. John
Landsharks link.
Race numbers will be distrib-
uted at Maho Bay Campground on
Saturday, August 30, the night be-
fore the race, between 4-5:30 p.m.
A mandatory pre-race meeting will
follow at 5:30 p.m. at Maho Bay.
The triathlon will have a relay

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

Theresa and John Harper smile after finishing last year's

category so participants can do the
event as a team. Teams are not al-
lowed to participate in duathlon -
athletes must complete the swim
and run as individuals.
Once again Love City Land-
sharks is grateful and fortunate
that one of our major sponsors,
Maho Bay Campgrounds, is of-
fering one free night to registered
participants the night before the
race. For Caribbean residents, ad-
ditional nights will receive a 50
percent discount.
Participants are asked to make
reservations early to take care
of this generous offer by calling
Maho Campground's reservation
department directly at 715-0500.
The deadline for reservations is

August 30, but as a courtesy, please
call earlier.
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
The registration fee includes
a T-shirt, goodie bag and a beach
picnic after the race.
Foradditional informationplease
contact Louise Wearmouth, race
director of the triathlon, at louise
surfbvi.com or Jude Woodcock at
For information on the duathlon
contact Jane Thill at 514-6611 or

Beach Advisory: Hart Bay Fails

DPNR Water Quality Test

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning and Natural Re-
sources announces that the Division of Environ-
mental Protection's Beach Water Quality Moni-
toring Program, which evaluates weekly water
quality at 43 popular swimming beaches through-
out the territory, advises the public that Hart Bay
did not meet water quality standards for swimming
or fishing.
DPNR-DEP performed water quality analysis at
the 43 designated beaches throughout the territory
during the week of August 18 through 22.
The following beaches on St. John meet wa-
ter quality standards and are safe for swimming

or fishing: Oppenhiemer; Klain Bay; Chocolate
Hole; Frank Bay; Cruz Bay; Great Cruz Bay; and
Johnson's Bay.
The poor water quality in Hart Bay was most
likely due to the run-off from recent rainfall, ac-
cording to DPNR spokesperson Jamal Nielson.
"It was probably due to the rains we've had
lately which have been causing a lot of run-off in
different areas," Nielson said. "We'll go back and
test again and hopefully everything will be fine."
DPNR will continue to monitor the impacted ar-
eas and waters. For additional information regard-
ing water quality call the Division of Environmen-
tal Protection at 773-1082 in St. Croix.

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New President Looks to Energize V.I. Hotel and Tourism Association

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With Lisa Hamilton at the helm,
the V.I. Hotel and Tourism Asso-
ciation is focusing on combining
its efforts with other tourism and
business agencies to ensure the
territory remains a top Caribbean
"We'll be pooling our resources
with the local Chamber of Com-
merce groups and the Department
of Tourism," said Hamilton, HTA's
new president. "We're all coming
together to keep the Virgin Islands
as competitive as possible."
Hamilton, who took over as
HTA president in February, brings
years of real world experience in
hospitality and marketing to the
"I was with the Mariott French-
man's Reef Hotel for almost 13
years," said Hamilton. "My back-
ground is in hotels and my career
has been revolving around sales
and marketing. I've lived here for
18 years and I love the Virgin Is-
Great Opportunity
"I always knew I wanted to stay
here and further develop my ca-
reer," Hamilton continued. "When

"What it boils down to is filling our hotel
rooms. We have less hotel rooms on all three
islands than one hotel in Las Vegas. We have
the ability to create so much demand that all of
our rooms are filled."
Lisa Hamilton, HTA president

the position became available it
was a great opportunity to still stay
within the hotel and hospitality in-
dustry and branch out into associa-
tion management."
As one of her first initiatives, the
former director of sales and mar-
keting at Frenchman's Reef will be
streamlining the association, she
"Right now my initiatives are
focused on the HTA in general and
really making sure the association
is functioning as an association
should be in today's environment,"
said Hamilton. "At the end of the
day we need to make sure the asso-
ciation works like a business. We
must be able to show value."
"We're taking a great foundation
and aligning it so that we can have
continued success in the future,"
Hamilton continued.

It will be a return to the basics
for the HTA, explained Hamilton.
Increasing Membership
"When I first came on board,
people had lost sight of the bene-
fits of the association," she said. "I
want to increase membership, but I
want to make sure that when we're
ready to go out and offer member-
ship, we have a clear message."
"It's a heal thyself kind of ap-
proach," Hamilton continued.
"You get out of it what you put
HTA will be looking to expand
its membership in the villa owner-
ship world, Hamilton explained.
"We have a great opportunity
with our villas and villa rentals,"
she said. "When it comes to our
villa owners, I'm not sure they
get the right representation in the
market. We want to take a similar

Lisa Hamilton

strategy with villa rentals that we
did with small hotels."
All About Occupancy
While working to increase mem-
bership and revitalize the asso-
ciation in general, Hamilton hasn't
forgotten the HTA's main goal.
"What it boils down to is filling
our hotel rooms," said Hamilton.
"We have less hotel rooms on all
three islands than one hotel in Las
Vegas. We have the ability to cre-
ate so much demand that all of our
rooms are filled."
St. John businesses have a lot to
gain from working with the HTA,
explained Debbie Hime, who
works on tourism matters for the

St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce.
"Win-Win Situation"
"Given our current cooperative
efforts with the Chamber of Com-
merce and the USVI Tourism of-
fice, adding the HTA to the bigger
picture is a win-win situation for
St. John businesses," said Hime.
"With the current state of the
economy and travel-related com-
petition fierce, we all need to be
at our 'best game' and I encourage
other businesses to take advantage
of what the HTA has to offer."
Chamber officials are hoping to
schedule a meeting with Hamilton
to further discuss business initia-
tives on St. John, Hime added.
"We're hoping we can plan a
time in the very near future for
Lisa Hamilton to make a general
presentation of HTA initiatives to
interested St. John businesses, so
those who want to increase their
businesses know what is available
through this very productive chan-
nel," said Hime.
For more information about the
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membership Web site at virgin-is-
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New Fee Schedule at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center

St. John Tradewinds
A new schedule of fees and a
new discount rate are now in effect
at the Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center on St. John.
The health center's services
were not being supported by the
previous rates, which had been
out-dated and inadequate for some
time, according to MKSCHC Ad-
ministrator Harold Wallace.
"No one likes to announce price
increases," Wallace said. "But the
fact is that we have to be able to
support Myrah Keating financial-

ly, or we won't be able to offer
the people of St. John the services
they need on island."
While the new rates are higher,
they reflect a compromise between
the old fee schedule and what
would be customary at the main-
land, explained Wallace.
"They are based more on a cus-
tomary local scale," Wallace said.
The administrator also reminded
the health care's clients that the
allowable discount rate will still
apply when all payment require-
ments are met.

Wallace felt compelled to explain
to some clients of the health center
why they received bills reflect-
ing the new rates before receiving
public notice of the changes.
"Our management information
systems have become very effi-
cient," said Wallace. "In the past, it
may have taken 60 days to update
the billing system with a new rate
schedule, but in this case, it took
only a couple of weeks."
MKSCHC officials could not
provide a list of the new fee sched-

birth mark.

Hiltscher shows off her St. John-shaped

St. John Sighting:

An Island Birth Mark

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Without even trying, Stepha-
nie Hiltscher was turning heads
across St. John last week.
The 15-year-old North Caro-
lina resident, who was visiting
Love City with her parents and
younger sister, has a birth mark
on her back which clearly looks
like the outline of St. John.
Everywhere Stephanie went
during her family's week vaca-
tion she was stopped and asked
if the mark was a tattoo, which
it isn't, she explained..
Shoppers in the Friends of
the V.I. National Park store in
Mongoose Junction even got to
compare Stephanie's birth mark
with the large map of St. John
on the wall, she added.
The Hiltschers, who have
been vacationing on St. John
for four years, first discovered
the distinct likeness a few years

"My sister Rachel was joking
about it last year and I had to
agree with her," said Stephanie.
The birth mark is fitting as
the North Carolina teen adores
Love City, according to her
"She is an island girl," said
Hiltscher. "She wears her island
hook bracelet all the time."
Back at home when Stepha-
nie misses St. John all she has
to do is look in the mirror at her
birth mark to be reminded of
her favorite island.

St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008 11

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

New speed bumps slow down traffic in front of Greenleaf Commons, above.

New Speed Bumps on South Shore

Road in Place To Protect Public

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Speeding along South Shore Road is no longer an
option since the Department of Public Works recently
installed several new speed bumps aimed at slowing
traffic along the busy roadway.
Three new speed bumps were put down on South
Shore Road in front of Greenleaf Commons an al-
most constructed commercial building located across
from the Westin Resort and Villas after DPW of-
ficials received numerous complaints from residents
in the area, according to DPW St. John Deputy Di-
rector Ira Wade.
"We received so many complaints from the resi-
dents of Greenleaf Apartments about their inability
to basically get out of the complex and cross the road
because cars were going so fast," said Wade. "I went
and spent time watching to verify what the residents
had said. What I found is that it was a race track."
There were also several traffic accidents in the area
which further highlighted the need for speed bumps,
Wade added.
Avoiding Accidents
"We've had several accidents in that area where
the vehicles ended up running into the wall or going
into the gut," said Wade. "There were three accidents
which actually took a wall down that was in place to
keep people from sliding into the gut."
"There was a fourth accident where a car came
down so fast, and with no wall, they ended up over-
turned in the gut," continued Wade. "There were peo-
ple coming down the hill so hard that we had to do
something to slow them up until we can get in there
and fix the wall. Once the wall is re-built we can take
out some of the speed bumps."
DPW placed another new speed bump on South

Shore Road, just past Chocolate Hole East Road
and the entrance to Pond Bay Club, which was
also spurred by residents' complaints, according to
"There is a cluster of about six houses in that area
and we had several complaints about speeding trucks
and cars coming down the hill there," he said. "Peo-
ple were worried that their children getting dropped
off from the school bus were in danger. We went out
there and watched and there was a need for the speed
DPW officials were in the area replacing two speed
bumps located in front of Chocolate Villa and easily
constructed the new speed deterrent, added Wade.
No Signs Yet
While DPW did not erect any signs warning of the
new speed bumps, officials tried their best to make
them visible, Wade explained.
"If there are signs available, we'll put them up," he
said. "Right now, we're painting them the brightest
yellow we can find."
Pedestrian Safety
All the speed bumps were put in place to ensure
that the recent tragic vehicle and pedestrian accident
in Red Hook which claimed the life of 24-year-old
Ashley Holdcraft doesn't happen on St. John, ac-
cording to Wade.
"We don't want to have the same statistics that we
have in Red Hook as far as accidents and traffic,"
said Wade. "I'd rather err on side of caution and not
make everyone happy than risk serious injuries from
speeding traffic."
"Anytime we put speed bumps down it is a safety
issue," Wade said.
Residents who think their neighborhoods need a
speed bump should call Wade at DPW at 776-6346.


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Determining a personality in clothing which best
suits you depends on more than just the season. It is
also determined by facial features, height and bone
A full length mirror is the most honest friend and
the only way to get a realistic view of yourself. Stand
in front of one and look at yourself, face first.
What do you see? You! Your true image the first
step in determining your own personal style.
The next step is to admire the other aspects of your
body. Your neck? Is it long, short or average? Are
your shoulders square, sloped, broad or narrow? Is
your waist anything special in any direction?
The sooner you are able to understand and accept
your body type and image, you will dress to enhance
what you are instead of trying to be what you are not.
As a result, you will ensure that you always look your
Here are some tips to ensure that your wardrobe
contains what you need and what suits you, while
helping you stretch your dollars:
1. Purchase clothing that you feel comfortable in.
2. Choose colors that compliment your skin tone.
Have a professional color analysis done to determine
what the most flattering colors are for you. By stick-
ing to those colors you will be assured of a mix and
match capability.
3. Clothing that fits you well, will last longer in
your wardrobe.
4. Purchase fabrics that are multi-seasonal. This
means that they can be worn all year round.
5. Building a wardrobe around the latest trend can
be very dangerous (fashion-wise) and costly. When
the trend passes you will look dated.
6. Every wardrobe needs accessories. Combining
smart accessories with a basic wardrobe ensures that
you will always look coordinated and polished.
7. Buy quality over quantity. Even in fashion, less
is more!
8. Organize and categorize once you determine
your foundation colors for your wardrobe, you can
organize and categorize your clothing for easy selec-
tion and wearing. Hang jackets by sleeve length and
color for a start.
Your wardrobe is greatly determined by your value
for comfort, style and fashion. Go out and define your
personal style by ensuring that your wardrobe reflects
your personality!
Virgin Islands Models Hit
the International Runway
On Saturday, August 2, the British Virgin Islands
played host to super models from the U.S. mainland,
Puerto Rico, Curacao and the U.S. Virgin Islands for
the annual BVI Summer Sizzle Fashion Show.
Sianna Wynters, Eke Utibe, Renata Christian and
Nickolas Wilkerson of STAR Models Management
represented the USVI, modeling designs from some
top named designers such as Roger Gary of NYC,
Johnny Suarez and celebrity menswear guru Nana
Boateng and Simon Duncan.
Also gracing the BVI runway was Leslie Ann

Renata Christian shows off a floor-length
dress during the BVI Summer Sizzle
Fashion Show.
Ramos, the 1st runner-up of the Miss Puerto Rico
Universe pageant, international male super model,
Jamaican-bor Oraine Barrett, Katarina Muniz of the
hit reality series Project Runway, and Din Yates, an
international model for Hugo Boss, John Varvatos
and Giorgio Armani.
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Signature by Terry Donovan and formed part of the
10th Anniversary of the BVI Car Show.
STAR Models' Renata Christian was also a fea-
tured guest at the Miss BVI Pageant 2008, which was
attended by the reigning Miss St. John among others.
Christian showcased the exciting knit-wear swim-
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St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008 13

Commander's Bugle Call
American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131

By Jerry Runyon
St. John Tradewinds
The resolution prepared by Post 131
members to have a Virgin Islands Ameri-
can Legion Department has been approved
by all five American Legion Posts of the
Virgin Islands and has been forwarded to
the American Legion Department of Puerto
Rico which has given their blessing.
The Department of Puerto Rico forward-
ed our resolution to the National American
Legion for action. It is now in the hands of
the National Legion to act on this long over-
due entitlement to the Veterans and Armed
Services Men and Women of the U.S. Virgin
JonettaDarden from the Office ofManage-
ment and Budget and the Territorial Public
Assistance Officer, at an August 8 meeting,
gave a presentation on Disaster/Hurricane
Preliminary Damage Assessments.
Darden is asking legionnaires and veter-
ans on all islands to assist with after disaster
inspections and action reports. Workshops
will be organized in the near future. Contact
Jerry Runyon at 776-6445 or Aubrey Sewer
at 779-4158 to sign up to help.
The National American Legion Confer-
ence will take place in Phoenix, Arizona
from August 21 through 29. Members of our
auxiliary will be attending.
Golden Age Games
August 19 through 24 was the 22nd Vet-
erans National Golden Age Games in India-
napolis, Indiana. Post 131 was represented

at the games doing volunteer work, carry-
ing the Virgin Islands flag at the Opening
Ceremony and participating in a couple of
The event was co-sponsored by the De-
partment of Veterans Affairs, Help Hospi-
talized Veterans and the Veterans Canteen
Service and was hosted this year by Richard
L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.
Since its beginning in 1985, the games
have grown to include nearly 600 veteran
athletes from across the nation who com-
pete for gold, silver and bronze medals. The
games are open to all military veterans, 55
years of age or older who receive in-patient
or out-patient care at a VA medical facility.
Comradeship and keeping healthy are the
Flag Football Season Approaching
September 6 is the start of the St. John
American Legion Post 131 Fall Youth Flag
Co-Ed Flag Football Season. The league is
expected to expand into two divisions with
four teams each.
Games will be played at the ball field next
to the VI. National Park Visitors' Center.
Contact Post 131 Sports Committee Co-
Chairmen Edmund Roberts at 774-0869 or
Paul Devine at 514-6615 for further infor-
Volunteers are needed to help with set-up
and fund raising. This has been and con-
tinues to be a welcomed community youth
Freedom Walk Planned for Sept.11
On September 11, Patriots Day, Post 131
will have a "Freedom Walk" starting at 8
a.m. at the V.I. National Park Visitors' Cen-
ter. The public is invited to join along in the
The walk will go from the VINP Visitors'

Center, along the waterfront/ferry dock, past
the Lutheran Church, turn at Connections
and end back at the VINP Visitors' Center
with a brief ceremony and a moment of si-
The Freedom Walk is intended to com-
memorate the attacks on the Pentagon and
the World Trade Center, honor all the lives
lost on September 11, 2001, and also honor
those who serve to protect us now.
Post 131's September 13 monthly meet-
ing has been rescheduled for September 14
at Oppenheimer Beach at 2 p.m.
Football and Legion Member Party
The post is hosting a Youth Co-Ed Flag
Football gathering on September 14 at Op-
penheimer, from 12 noon until 5 p.m. All
post members and auxiliary, their families,
all veterans and the flag football coaches,
referees, players and parents are invited to
All veterans are encouraged to come out,
become post members, renew membership,
pick up their new 2009 membership cards
and meet our flag football participants.
Set up will start at 10 a.m. Attendees are
asked to bring a covered dish. Hot dogs,
hamburgers and soft drinks will be avail-
able. Donations to help sponsor community
and veteran programs would be welcomed
and appreciated.
All other monthly meetings will continue
to be at Sputnik II in Coral Bay on the sec-
ond Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
Auxiliary meetings are on the third Sat-
urday of each month at Mooies in Cruz Bay
at 10:30 a.m. For more information and to
become a member contact President Marie
Lett at 715-0158.
Veterans are encouraged to visit the V.I.
Veterans Affairs Office at the Battery open

on Fridays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Let's
keep this office busy and lengthen their
Tuition Assistance Available
Veterans of the U.S. Virgin Islands are
reminded that they are granted free tuition
assistance to earn professional certificates
through the UVICELL Center. Visit the Of-
fice of Veteran Affairs at the Battery to find
out if you qualify and obtain additional in-
Also check UVI Cell's web site at http://
cell.uvi.edu/register.html for course sched-
ules, online programs and additional regis-
tration information.
Veterans Services Possible at MKSCHC
The Office of the V.I. Delegate to U.S.
Congress is working with us to have better
health services available for our veterans on
St. John. A team from the VA Puerto Rico
Caribbean Health System will be having
negotiations and discussions with Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health Center
officials to provide services on St. John rath-
er than having veterans travel to St. Thomas.
We are hoping that this will be a reality.
We need all eligible veterans to become
members of the American Legion Post 131
- with you we can make a difference.
Contact Commander Jerry Runyon at
776-6445, email bshwckerl@aol.com, Vice
Commander Aubrey Sewer at 779-4158, or
Adjutant Paul Devine at 514-6615, email al-
lawe@sjcf.org, for all veteran and Post 131
member information. Our satellite Ameri-
can Legion Post 131 Office in Cruz Bay is
at The Marketplace in Suite 204. If no one is
there, leave a name and phone contact under
the door.
American Legion Post 131, Working to
Serve our Community and Veterans.

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St John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Paul Devine
The American Legion's flag football league continues to grow in
popularity with St. John youth. Participants has a blast during a game last
year, above and at right. .-

American Legion Flag Football Organizers Gear Up for Fifth Season

By Paul Devine
St. John Tradewinds
The American Legion Post 131
of St. John is now accepting appli-
cations for its Youth Co-Ed Flag
Football fall 2008 season.
This is the fifth season the
American Legion has sponsored
this popular sport for all children
ages 9 through 14 and the league
continues to grow each year.
The league started in the summer
of 2006 with an attempt to give St.
John youth a chance to participate
in team sports. The first season had
27 children participate.
In the spring of 2008, 77 chil-
dren signed up and it appears that
even more will participate in the
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growth of the league, some chang-
es in the schedule and in the format
for the teams will take place.
Beginning in the fall, the league
will be split into two divisions
with four teams in each division.
The total of eight teams is up from
the six teams last spring.
The American Legion is proud
that this sport has caught on so
rapidly and our policy of "every-
one plays" makes the experience
inviting. The game itself is ap-
pealing because it is a fun and safe
The league's "no blocking, no
contact," and "let's have fun" rules
are the reason the league has been
so popular with kids.
The liberal sign-up policy al-

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even several games into the sea-
son. All practices and games are
conveniently held at the V.I. Na-
tional Park ball field in Cruz Bay.
This season, games will be on
Saturdays, Mondays and Wednes-
days. Practices begin September 7
and the season begins on Saturday,
September 27.
For the fall season, parents
can sign their children up start-
ing now. Also, there will be two
"Jamborees" hosted on August 30
and September 6 at 12 p.m. at the
VINP field.
Parents will be able to register
their children and players will join
with our coaches for simple drills.
Registration forms are avail-

able at Connections or call me at
514-6615. The registration fee is
$20 per child per season which
includes a game jersey, all game
equipment, insurance, an indi-
vidual trophy and a season ending
Throughout each season, par-
ents receive updates and, thanks to
St. John Tradewinds, the standings
and game results are posted each
The league even has a Web site
where all stats and scores are up-
dated daily. Check out www.hom-
Teams fill up fast so get those
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As always, the league is looking
for volunteer coaches, assistants
and referees. With the growth
of the league comes the need for
more volunteers. We applaud the
volunteers who have made this
league such a success and we are
hoping that more people will be-
come involved in this very worth-
while youth event.
Sponsorship is encouraged and,
of course, always welcome and
appreciated. Donations are com-
pletely tax deductible. Donations
can made payable to American
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St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008 15

Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens

My Summer Vacation, Thus Far

St. John Tradewinds
Famous columnist Ann Land-
ers once said, "opportunities are
usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize
I find this quote to be true in so
many ways, especially after com-
pleting my eleventh grade school
Beginning high school, I felt
that there were a number of ac-
tivities I was limited to because of
my financial status and because of
where I am from. But this feeling
quickly diminished as I got older
and realized that all it takes is hard
work and determination and you
can do whatever, go wherever and
be whatever your heart desires.
For the whole school year, I had
been working extremely hard, jug-
gling many extra curricular activi-
ties with my crazy junior year. At
the end of the school year, I was so
tired and stressed with everything.
I felt like I just needed to drop
some things, but after the amazing
and eye opening summer I have
had, I do not mind doing the year

over ten-fold.
My incredible summer has con-
sisted of a much-needed college
tour, a one-day mentorship pro-
gram at the Schnieder Regional
Medical Center and an unforgetta-
ble month at Stanford University.
For the last week of the school
year, I was up in the southern U.S.
checking out many of the colleges
it has to offer. I went on this trip
with my school's college counsel-
or, Chris Teare, who I consider to
be one of the best in the world.
I spent the week there with some
interesting students from Antilles
School, seeing colleges like Wash-
ington and Lee, Morehouse, Geor-
gia Tech, Duke and North Carolina
Out of the many I saw, I really
liked Furman University, Wake-
forest and the College of William
and Mary. Even though I am still a
bit unsure about what I want to be
and where I want to go, this col-
lege trip was a great experience
and the things I learned will play
a major role next year when I am
applying for college.

After attending such an amazing
college tour I returned home to par-
take in an educational mentorship
program at the Schneider Hospital.
This mentorship program gave one
high school boy from each school
the opportunity to spend a day
with someone who worked in the
hospital, whether it be a doctor, ac-
countant or technician.
Ironically, I spent the day
with one of the accountants who
worked in the Charlotte Kimelman
Cancer Institute, which is now so
big in the news. The program was
not what I expected, but at the end
I was happy I went.
All I really did was listen to a
hospital worker for a whole day
and get tons of awards and souve-
nirs, plus a delicious dinner. I also
gained something that is now re-
ally vital in my life.
Now I know that I do not want
to be a doctor (no offense to doc-
tors). I do not like blood and being
responsible for other people lives
is not something I want to juggle. I
will leave it to the professionals.
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In a month, the voters of the Virgin Islands will be
making another attempt at changing the government
by selecting the best candidates for the general elec-
tion in November. This "narrowing down" of all po-
tential elected officials in the primary election should
bring to the surface the best of the best to run our
government. To make these choices, it may be wise
to consider just what our government is and who we
want to run it.
First, it should always be recognized that the citi-
zens are the government. A republican form of gov-
ernment, which we live under, means that the political
power is in the hands of the people.
Since we cannot all attend meetings and make deci-
sions, we select people to do that for us. We have all
heard that elected officials "work for us." This state-
ment can not be over-emphasized enough!
So, we must choose those persons who best repre-
sent our ideals, ambitions and hopes for the future.
You have a right, as the holder of the power of gov-
ernment, to vote for that person who best demon-
strates your philosophies. What every voter must do
is decide how the government should function and
then choose the candidate.
When a people start to feel that they have no con-
trol over governmental affairs, then we have lost re-
publicanism itself. This anomaly seems to exist in our
communities and it must change.
Fortunately, we can reverse the trend of hopeless-
ness but we all have to do our homework. One should
question past political practices and have ideas for
resolving them.
Do your elected officials visit areas and talk to citi-
zens regularly? How often do elected officials hold
citizen meetings? Do elected official take notes and
actually attempt to affect government with your ideas.

Are your elected officials attending all the meetings
required by the position?
For the legislature, this does not mean the pub-
lic hearings they must have according to law. I am
suggesting that individual senators should provide a
block of time that citizens can depend on to meet with
the people that voted them in. Remember, the people
hold all the shares in our business the governmet
- not the elected officials.
If we don't take an active role in how it operates,
the "business" will collapse. Just like any business,
if the principles run it into the ground, then changes
must be made to save it.
The reason government exists is to serve the people
who pay for it and live under it. It does not exist to
serve outside interests or the interests of those we
elected to run it.
Serving as an elected official is a privilege given
to only those who have demonstrated that they care
deeply about the community in which they live. It is
not a job. We want and need dedicated persons to rep-
resent us.
We elected them, hopefully, because they have the
same agendas we have. If they, in turn, dedicate them-
selves to what we asked and expected of them, then
their service to us would be complete. Often, we find
that elected officials have made service to the people
a "career."
This can only mean that the people feel strongly
that they have represented them exactly as they want-
ed them to. Is this always the case? If not, each voter
must look hard at what the elected official has accom-
plished to see if that person should be removed or re-
tained. Soon, you will be making that decision are
you ready?
Paul Devine
St John

Original Hummingbird Caretakers Glad Birds Are Safe

I'm an online reader and I heard from a friend
about a hummingbird story that was in the 8/11 issue.
My husband and I are the couple who adopted out
the hummingbirds to Clair and Bob Wilkinson. The
hummers built their tiny nest under the swim platform
of our boat while we were off-island, visiting in the
When we returned to the boat, it was obvious we
had visitors. We stayed on our mooring in Coral Bay
as long as we could, but as the days went by it be-
came obvious that these were teeny, tiny babies and
we were getting ready to leave the mooring to do a bit
of sailing before putting the boat into Nanny Cay boat
storage for the hurricane season.
We went online and discovered that it would be
many weeks before the babies would be able to leave
the nest. We scratched our heads and talked with a lot
of people about what to do.
About two hours before we had to leave Coral Bay,
we glanced over to Clair and Bob's houseboat, and a

big light went off in both of our heads.
We headed over to the houseboat and asked Clair
and Bob if they would like to be foster parents to the
baby humming birds. They agreed and gave us a cala-
bash bird feeder to transport the nest from our boat
to theirs.
My husband put on surgical gloves and, like a sur-
geon doing delicate surgery, he removed the tiny nest
from our boat and put it into the calabash shell. We
carefully transported the nest with babies over to the
new home on the houseboat. Mama hummer followed
about half way there.
We left our charges in the most capable and loving
hands we could have imagined and have wondererd
about their progress as we are now back in the states.
We were delighted to hear from our friend, Debo-
rah Ramsey, about the article in Tradewinds that Clair
and Bob have lovingly and successfully raised the ba-
bies and that they will soon leave the nest.
Patricia Schneider

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

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St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008 17

Dear Governor deJongh,
I'm writing you today in regards to Steve Black. I
called him the other day after reading his letter in the
St. John Tradewinds about the lack of parking in Cruz
Bay and his solution to help alleviate this problem.
I was shocked to hear I was the first and maybe the
only one that phoned him and said I thought it was a
great solution. He was disappointed but still upbeat.
I just want to tell you, governor, that you know
Steve as many people do. He is a sincere, honest
problem solver who thinks how he can help the com-
munity without any pat on the back or platitudes.

Dear Governor John deJongh
and Ken Hobson, Port Authority,
I just read a plan for the Enighed Pond Port in
Tradewinds newspaper submitted by Steve Black. I
hope that you consider this plan. Cruz Bay is out of
control and these ideas seem so simple and will cost
very little to do.
I have lived here for over 20 years and I have seen
Cruz Bay becoming a nightmare and I have to agree
with Steve that the Port Authority is "strangling Cruz

I had the pleasure of snorkeling on the west side
of Lavango last week and spotted two jellyfish on
the surface of the water at different times and plac-
es within an hour. My friend looked it up and it is a
Stinging Cauliflower jellyfish.
These can be very painful and will cause instant
welts and you can possibly go into shock. The next
most painful/dangerous jellyfish is the Portugese
Man-o-war to give you a reference to the degree of
pain. There must be more around if I spotted two of
these in an hour. The jellyfish were floating on the
surface of the water and I could have easily not seen

He probably wouldn't make a good politician be-
cause of this, but that is his nature. I know you can
help us out with this terrible parking problem. We
need to work together to solve this pressing problem
as it is affecting our small town.
No one seems to care, but I think many people are
so frustrated they don't know where to start. Let's
start by phoning Steve and reaching out.
I hope you read the Enighed Pond letter and can
help us.
Ric and Lolita of Coral Bay

Bay." Any grandiose plan for the Creek will never
happen because of the Port Authority, just like the
government, is broke and wouldn't spend money on
St. John anyway. This is why this plan is so good.
It can happen tomorrow because it will cost almost
nothing and is so simple to do.
Please do the right thing by doing this now.

Marty Freeman
St. John

Unity Group Calls on Gov. To Fill Civil Rights Commission

Dear Governor John deJongh,
We applaud your reaction to the recent hospi-
tal scandal by naming new hospital board members
within days. These and other recent appointments
illustrate the importance and function of a board of
The Civil Rights Commission has had a vacancy
for well over a year, which leaves its board unable to
function, and lets civil rights violators go undeterred.
This situation can lead to community discontent, un-
rest and damage to our tourist-based economy.
The Virgin Islands Unity Day Group, Inc. was

formed to take action to fight racism, social injustice
and community deterioration. We therefore ask you to
please take prompt action, to appoint a board member
to the Civil Rights Commission.
The fight for civil rights and justice is ongoing.
The vacancy on the board prevents the Office of Civil
Rights from functioning. The vacancy's longevity
brings to mind the words of Dr. Martin Luther King,
"in the end, we will remember not the words of our
enemies, but the silence of our friends."

Virgin Islands Unity Day Group

Only In America

Ask Homeland Security to search all the passengers
and their belongings as they travel from St. Thomas
to St. John.
I have traveled in Western Europe, Eastern Europe,
South America, Africa, Pacific Islands and Asia in-

cluding China, by car, truck, bus, train, boat, ship,
ferry, even up a mountain on the back of an elephant
in Cambodia, and going from St. Thomas to St. John
is the only time I have ever been searched while trav-
eling within a country. Only in America.
Greg Miller

So, if you're snorkeling take a look around on the
surface every now and then, don't just look down. A
diver friend said that there have been reports of lots of
jellyfish on the coast of the U.S. floating towards this
direction, so just keep an eye out.
It is not the Moon Jelly (harmless and the food of
the stinging Cauliflower jellyfish) which has a purple
"four petaled flower" and is clear. You will know that
this jellyfish is dangerous, it looks like something that
will mess you up!
Keep swimming and keep your eyes open,
Gina Wellner

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Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

3rd Degree Burglaries: 51
Under Investigation: 51
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 48
Under Investigation: 48
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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St. John Yacht Club Awards Scholarships

SJYC Members awarded scholarships to Quincey Pentrack, third from left, KATS,
which Robin-Clair Pitts accepted, fifth from left, and Max Nickbarg, whose parents
Mary and Loren, fourth and fifth from right, accepted since Max was sailing.


Roundabout Construction Continuing

St John Tradewinds News Photos by Trom Oat

Workers began tearing out a wall near the Julius E.
Spruave School annex last week as construction of the
long-planned and delayed round about got underway.
Half of the road in front of the Boulon Center was closed
to traffic, above, which officials expect to last at least
another week. The next road closure is expected to
be either the one-way road in front of Fashion Palace
or the road leading down to the fire station, according
to Department of Public Works officials. The $6.9 mil-
lion project is slated to last 675 days and is funded by
Federal Highway Administration funds.

St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008 19

Secretary of Interior Tours St. John

Continued from Page 5
John shows the linkages of our
islands. This effort is endorsed by
key members of Congress."
"No doubt for all of us, our
greatest resource is our children,"
deJongh said.
Decades-long Struggle
The need to relocate JESS out
of busy Cruz Bay has been an on-
going issue, Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen explained.
"On St. John the struggle to
have a safe, healthy place of edu-
cation for our children is decades
old," said Christensen. "The death
of a second grader who was hit
by a truck on his way home from
school a few years ago made that
need even greater."
"We are finally resolving this is-
sue," Christensen continued. "Get-
ting the grant to survey the land is
the first big step."
R/O Plant Coming
Thanks to a grant from the NPS,
the VI. Water And Power Author-
ity will construct a reverse osmo-
sis plant in Coral Bay, but officials
refused to comment on proposed
locations for the fresh water facil-
"We're still in negotiations, so I
couldn't tell you where the prop-
erty is we're looking at right now,"
said WAPA Executive Director
Hugo Hodge.
The Department of the Interior
awarded WAPA a $981,000 grant
which will be used to secure one
acre of land, install intake and out-
flow pipes and construct a 100,000
storage tank, Hodge explained.
"It will cover everything except
the actual reverse osmosis plant,"
Hodge said. "We'll start producing
50,000 gallons a day and increase
to about 150,000 gallons a day."

St. John Tradewinds News Photo byTrom Oat

Department Commissioners, VINP staff and St. John
Administrator Leona Smith listen during the press confer-

While there are currently no
plans to install water pipes to resi-
dences in the Coral Bay area, it
might be a possibility one day, ac-
cording to Hodge.
"The first part is the standpipe,"
Hodge said. "Then we'll look to
Standard of Living
The Department of the Interior
cares about the residents of St.
John, according to Kempthorne.
"With the exception of a small
well, Coral Bay does not have
public fresh water," Kempthorne
said. "There are about 300 low-to-
medium income residents moving
out there. The average homeowner
spends $700 a year on fresh wa-
"This is the first step in bringing
water distribution to Coral Bay,"
Kempthorne continued. "We are
committed to improving the stan-
dard of living here on St. John. We
care deeply about the USVI."

The Secretary of the Interior vis-
ited St. John as part of an official
visit to the territory, which includ-
ed tours of both St. Croix and St.
Island Tour
While on St. John, Kempthorne
visited the proposed site of the new
school in Estate Catherineberg,
the Estate Concordia Eco-resort,
Maho Bay Campground and en-
joyed a boat ride along the island's
north shore with VINP rangers.
The Secretary of the Interior was
accompanied by Gov. deJongh,
Delegate Christensen, Department
of Education Commissioner La-
Verne Terry, St. John Administra-
tor Leona Smith and several other
members of deJongh's cabinet.
Kempthome also announced
a personnel change. Senator Ba-
sil Ottley accepted the position
of Deputy Assistant Secretary of
Insular Affairs for the Virgin Is-

Rhythm & Views

My Summer Vacation, Thus Far

Continued from Page 17
After my mentorship program I was off again. I headed to Stan-
ford University to attend the Junior Statesmen summer school.
The Junior Statesmen program revolves around politics, gov-
ernment, law, speech, and a whole lot of no sleep. It was a rig-
orous and challenging program that demanded giving up many
hours of sleep to do homework, but is now one of the best experi-
ences of my life.
There were classes like moot court, constitutional law, speech,
economics, and government. At the program, I took govern-
ment and speech classes and in both classes I learned an extreme
amount of information in just one month.
We also had debates every night. We debated issues like legal-
izing polygamy and gay marriages, lowering the drinking age,
repealing the No Child Left Behind Act, abolishing capital pun-
ishment, and so much more.
The teachers and students were ridiculously cool. All the stu-
dents were hard and motivated workers, but still knew how to
have fun and all the teachers were nice, understanding and knew
what they were doing.
I went there knowing hardly anything about government,
speech and debate, but now I feel I can excel in either of the three.
I even won a best speaker award, which is an award given to the
most outstanding students in the art of debating.
Even with all the work and seminars, the program felt like it
only lasted a week. It was hard to say good bye to everyone, but I
knew I was coming home to prepare for something special.
For the end of August, I also have more extraordinary plans. I
was invited to attend the Democratic National Convention, where
Barack Obama will be giving his last speeches before the votes
are cast.
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime-experience and with the help
of several different generous donors throughout the community
this opportunity was made possible for me. I will spend a week
attending confrences, meeting a great number of congress people
and witnessing Barak Obama in action, giving a powerful speech.
Hopefully I will get a picture with him.

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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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

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Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
an then 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and then 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12 a.m


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

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

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Community Calendar of

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

Wednesday, August 27
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 "Copyrighted Material

Sunday, August 31
St. John is gearing up for another fun-packed day of swimming,
biking and running at the Love City Triathlon and Duathlon on
Sunday, August 3 l.^ *
Monday, September 1
The St. John Festival and Cultural Organization will host the an- Available fr m Cl Ns

Bay ball field. The parade will start at 11:00 a.m. at Love City Mini
Mart. Live music will be provided from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Everyone is invited to bring their families and have a great day.-
Saturday, September 13
Saturday, September 13, will be the primary election day in the
territory. -
Tuesday, September 23
There will be a meeting of the St. John Chapter of the St. Thom-
as/St. John Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 23, at
5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Multipurpose Center.
Saturday, October 4
Saturday, October 4, is the last to register to vote in the general
elction in the Virgin Islands.

St. John Police Report

Friday, August 8 dent r/ a telephone harassment. 7:45 p.m. St. John Rescue c/requesting Unlawful entry.
10:40 a.m. A resident p/r that someone Tuesday, August 12 an ambulance in Cruz Bay. Police assis- Sunday, August 17
hit his vehicle while it was parked. Auto 11:55 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident tance. 2:20 p.m. A resident p/r someone
accident. p/r that someone stole two of his checks 8:30 p.m. A citizen c/requesting as- threatened him. Disturbance of the peace,
11:00 a.m. A resident p/r that someone and made a withdrawal from his checking sistance in Estate Grunwald. Police assis- threats.
stole money from his bank account. Grand account. Grand larceny. tance. Tuesday, August 19
larceny. 12:12 p.m. An Estate Bellevue resident Thursday, August 14 10:00 a.m. An Estate Glucksberg resi-
Saturday, August 9 p/r she and her boyfriend got into a physi- 9:30 a.m. An employee at Cruz Bay dent p/r that she is being harassed via tele-
1:05 p.m. A visitor from Louisiana p/r cal altercation. Aggravated assault and bat- Watersports c/r that someone broke into phone by a female. Telephone harassment.
someone stole items from his rental vehi- tery. said business. No time given: An Estate Enighed resi-
cle. Grand larceny. 1:55 p.m. An Estate Bellevue resident 1:30 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident dent p/r being threatened by a mental pa-
11:58 p.m. An Estate Catherineberg p/r that someone stole a laptop out of his c/r that her property was destroyed. De- tient. Disturbance of the peace, threats.
resident p/r he lost his wallet at the Beach vehicle. Grand larceny. struction of property. Wednesday, August 20
Bar in Wharfside Village. Lost wallet. Wednesday, August 13 4:05 p.m. A resident c/r some of her 9:20 p.m. A citizen c/r someone was
Sunday, August 10 12:14 p.m. A resident p/r that some- stuff missing. Grand larceny. fighting downstairs. Police assistance.
7:00 p.m. An Estate Contant resident one stole two dogs from the area of George Friday, August 15 Thursday, August 21
p/r that she was involved in a physical Simmons Terrace. Grand larceny. 5:55 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r 9:30 p.m. ADT c/r an activated alarm at
altercation with her daughter. Simple as- 1:21 p.m. An Estate Quacco and Zim- a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. a residence. Activated alarm.
sault. merman resident c/r that someone broke 8:23 p.m. An Estate Bellevue resident Friday, August 22
Monday, August 11 into his residence. Burglary in the third, c/requesting assistance. Police assistance. 1:10 a.m. A male via central dispatch
8:30 a.m. An employee of the Banana 3:55 p.m. An employee of Caravan 9:16 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident complained that his vessel ran out of gas.
Deck r/ that the business was burglarized. Auto Parts c/r that she was threatened by a p/r that he was assaulted. Unfound missing person.
9:35 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ that male. Disturbance of the peace, threats. Saturday, August 16 10:25 a.m. An officer c/r an auto ac-
she was threatened. 4:50 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r 10:22 p.m. An Virgin Grand Estates cident in the area of Fashion Palace. Auto
3:30 p.m. An Estate John's Folly resi- an assault. Aggravated assault and battery. resident c/r he was robbed at gun point, accident.

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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Galleries Landscaping
Maho Bay Art Center Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery, tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
recycled art, tie dye, paper making P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

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

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

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

St. John Eye Care 779-2020
Complete eye care, 27 years serving
Virgin Islanders, Dr. Craig Freidenberg

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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
1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366
info @realestateonstjohn.com
Located at Wharfside Landing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008 23

V.I. Election


Heats Up

Continued from Page 2
ate," said Wesselhoft. "Any
time we have a candidate
that is a freshman senator
and we keep putting in new
people, it's like starting all
over again as far as the sen-
ate is concerned."
"I think I've done a great
job and I'd like to continue
serving the people of the
Virgin Islands," Wesselhoft
If re-electd, the senator at
large would continue work-
ing to decrease rising travel
costs for St. John residents,
she explained.
Addressing Port
Authority's User Fees
"I have co-sponsored a
piece of legislation to have
the Port Authority end the
user fee they have been
charging at Red Hook," said
Wesselhoft. "I will continue
to try to make a difference
with the electric bill and gas
prices. I will also work to
make sure that our retirees
are taken care of."
"There are a whole lot
of things that we've started
and I'd like us to see them
through," said the senator at
Wesselhoft will also con-
tinue the push to secure a
dialysis machine for Love
City, she added.
"In the last year's budget
we appropriated $20,000
for the machine," said Wes-
selhoft. "I'm hoping to get
another appropriation to go
toward purchasing a dialysis
machine. From our research
we need about $80,000 and
we're trying to secure that
Primary Scheduled
for September 13
The candidates will fur-
ther share their plans at
a Coral Bay Community
Council pre-primary forum
on Wednesday, August 27,
at 6:30 p.m. at the Westin
Resort and Villas.
Democrat candidates
Daniel, Monsanto and
Barshinger will face off in
the primary election on Sat-
urday, September 13. The
general election is scheduled
for Tuesday, November 4.

Cockayne Murder:

Ward To Be Tried Separate

from Boston and Thomas
Continued from Page 3
And a third witness says he blew his car horn to alert
police that something was wrong when he saw the three
men picking up pieces of wood and attacking Cockayne,
Gumbs-Carty added.
Hollar reluctantly agreed to give the prosecutor one
week to file supplemental briefs stating the reasons why
the cases should be consolidated, with defense attorneys
having three days to officially respond.
Ward's attorney Anthony Quinn and Thomas' attorney
Michael Joseph objected to the judge's ruling to give the
prosecutor the additional time.
The two affidavits seemed to imply different theories
about the circumstances leading to the homicide, accord-
ing to Hollar.
Choosing Sides
Defense attorneys also raised concerns about the con-
solidation because it would put the jury in the position of
being forced to choose sides, according to Quinn.
"It's either they believe them, or they believe us,"
Quinn said.
Attorney Joseph indicated during the sidebar that he
was "going to blame the whole incident on Ward," Quinn
If the trials are consolidated and statements made
by one suspect implicate another, the result might be a
mistrial on constitutional grounds. An attorney for one
defendant might also be prevented from questioning an-
other defendant.
On the other hand, if the cases are not consolidated,
there is the possibility that Thomas' and Boston's attor-
neys might not have the chance to make a case that Ward
acted alone in committing the murder.
If Ward, who was implicated by spontaneous admis-
sions he made to witnesses, took the witness stand, he
would most likely "plead the fifth," according to Hollar.
Suspect's Bag Can Be Searched
Gumbs-Carty requested permission to search a bag
confiscated from Ward when he returned to the territory.
Quinn, however, asked the court to return the bag, stat-
ing that the government had already had plenty of time
to search its contents.
The bag could have legally been searched while in U.S.
Customs jurisdiction at the airport, according to Hollar.
The attorneys agreed to allow the prosecutor's office
and Quinn to examine the bag together and turn the con-
tents over to Ward.
The prosecution wants to know if the bag contains a
pair of blood stained sneakers which were described by a
witness, explained Gumbs-Carty.
The prosecutor requested an extension of the trial date
because DNA testing will not be completed and report-
ed until October 1, and the defense attorneys need time
to review the findings. Additional possible evidence in
Ward's bag might also need to be tested, according to
No Extension for Start of Trial
As the judge questioned Gumbs-Carty about the inves-
tigation surrounding Ward's possible involvement in the
crime, Hollar reminded her that "she was the one who
sent Ward to the states."
Hollar did not agree to an extension of the trial start
date, because there would be enough time for the results
to be examined by all parties, according to the judge.
Hollar also declined to reduce Ward's bail from
$100,000 to $10,000 because his case had already been
assigned to a different judge.


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The St. John Community Crisis Center is seeking motivated
self starters, who are detail oriented, have positive attitudes
and able to interact with diverse clients, staff and other ser-
vice providers.

Office Assistant
Responsibilities include administrative and clerical support.
S Ordering Office Supplies
* Telephone answering
S Scheduling of Clients
Must have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office) and
communication and telephone mannerism skills, and the abil-
ity to follow instructions well and work well under pressure.
Applicants must be willing to work flexible hours.

Client Coordinator
* Maintain Client data base for the use of static informa-
tion, program development, and service extension and
* Coordination of LEPC events
* Performs the initial intake of Clients
* Conducts any testing
Excellent writing skills must have excellent computer skills
(Microsoft Office), telephone mannerism skills, and the abil-
ity to follow instructions well and work well under pressure.
Applicants must be willing to work flexible hours.

Victim Advocate/Outreach Specialist
* Identify and distribute prevention materials that address
the previously mentioned areas to the community.
* Promote the intervention services available to domestic
violence, elder abuse, youth crimes and sexual assault
and all violent crimes
* Inform victims of available resources
* Notifies victims of trials, court hearings, and case dis-

Individual must have excellent communication skills. Person
must exemplify a positive attitude. Have the ability to follow
instructions well and work well under pressure. Work inde-
pendently with little supervision.Applicants must be willing
to work flexible hours. Trained in social work or crisis inter-
vention a plus.

Email your resume to st.jccc @yahoo.com or fax 340-693-
7234. Please no phone calls.

Get a Tan and a Paycheck!
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
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857

24 St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008


Comme ri l R e e .*

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call


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

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

Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Suspensions, Shocks,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
Call 227-9574

St John OEye Care
boulon center


Students & Teachers

Dr. Craig Freidenberg





St. John Tradewinds


e-mail: advertising@tradewinds.vi
or call 340-776-6496

Nick 771-3737

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

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

Scenic Properties
Cruz Bay
One bedroom/one bath
$1,400; Two bedroom/two
bath W/D Sept. 1 $1,700;
Two bedroom/two bath
W/D pool $2,300
Two bedroom/two bath pool
W/D $2,300
Three bedroom/two bath/
pool $2,400
Three bedroom/two bath
W/D STT view $2,600
Coral Bay
Two bedroom/two bath/
washer $2,000
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

Cruz Bay 1 bdrm, 1 BA
cottage, furnished, A/C,
W/D, $1600 + utilities,
no pets. Avail. 11/1. All
views blocked by
Grand Bay. Contact Liza
at 240-460-8609
or ltrey@verizon.net

Rental Coral Bay 3 bed 4
bath washer/dryer, pool,
fully furnished, cool and
quiet with lush gardens
surrounding. $3,000. Call

Two 3BR/2BA apartments
in Pine Peace area. A/C,
on-demand waterheaters,
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.

St. Thomas
Marina Market

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

3BDR /2B AC, fully
furnish house on Boatman's
Rd Rendezvous &
Ditliff. Call Steve or Vera
626-4423 or 690-1514

EZ Loader dual
axle trailer in great
condition for 26'-28'boat.
sharrelson@mac.com or
843-458-6409. Make offer.
Also looking for storage
options for trailer.


FOR SALE: Cement
Mixer. Stone brand w/8hp
Honda engine. 1 1/2 bag
capacity. Excellent
condition. Asking $1800
Call 693-7012

Boat For Sale
2002 24ft cape Home
with twin 200hp Mercury
Optimax Furuno Radar,
GPS, Auto Pilot, VHF
radio. Excellent condition,
rough water boat. Trailer
included. Located in
St. Croix. $37,900.00
Contact (340) 718-0234
or (828) 331-9703

Generator For Sale
Cummins 250KW III
Phase 480 Generator.
Located in St. Croix, VI
$17,800.00 Contact:
(340) 718-0234
or (828) 331-9703


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

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

Family video tape lost.
Video includes birth of
our son. Please contact:

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

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

North Shore Road
Caneel Bay Resort
Cinnamon Bay

Maho Bay Camps

South Shore Road
Pine Peace Market
Westin Resort

Coral Bay
Connections East
Keep Me Posted
Lily's Gourmet Mkt

The Dept. of Natural Resources;
Division of Environmental Enforcement
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.

The St. John Community Crisis Center is now
soliciting bids for the renovation of the Domestic
Violence Shelter located on St. John.
Persons interested in submitting bids should contact
Esperanza Pickering at (340) 693-7233

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

located in Coral Bay,
flat lot with water views,
affordable. Make Offer,
Must Sell. 503-708-5467

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.

Pick up a copy of TRADEWINDS:

St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008 25

TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWN Coral Bay
Q... OR T340-774-7962
/ C XIoIw N 340-777-5350 fax
T www.towncountryusvi.com
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.OBox191, St.John, VI00831

* 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.

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.

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.
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.

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

SADIE SEA Wonderful op-
portunity to own and operate an
established charter boat. Currently
doing half and full day snorkel/
sight-seeing trips and NPS Reef
Bay hike return trips to Cruz Bay.

GRUNWALD Handyman's
Special! Live there while you
fix it up. Reduced to $185,000

CONDO No Hassle, Move in
ready, excellent rental history!

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

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

I n

(30 776666
Ianda M

Crtiz Bay

"Caribsurf" Classic St. John home
just across the road from beautiful
Frank Bay beach where swimming,
snorkeling and kayaking are a
stone's throw from your front door.
Over a half acre of R-4 zoned land
make this equally appealing as a
very special in town residence or an
ideal spot for apts. or condos. Enjoy gorgeous Caribbean sunsets
and the sounds of the surf. Adjoining parcel also available. $2.9M
"Casa Bueno" Enjoy Spectacular
panoramic views from Bordeaux Mt.
looking up the Sir Francis Drake
Channel to the BVI, Sandy Spit,
Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Norman
7 1 island, and beyond. This just com-
pleted 4 bedroom 4 bath masonry
home features native stonework, air
conditioning, pool, central location
and includes beautiful sun rises and moon rises. $1,900,000

"Island Fancy" Classic Island
home high in Upper Rendezvous
with stunning views from Thatch
A Cay to St. Thomas and south to St.
Croix and east to Ram's Head. This
charming house features highlights
of native stone, open floor plan,
large decks, mature landscaping
and wonderful privacy. There is
THINKING ABOUT SELLING an apartment on the lower level, also with large decks and storage.
CALL US FOR A FREE $2,950,000
ESTIMATE OF THE MARKE "Cassia Tree Cottage" This is a
cute West Indian-style cottage in
VALUE OF YOUR PROPER Cruz Bay with pool and wet bar,
lush landscaping, nice water
views. Walking distance to town
and just one hundred steps to
Frank Bay beach. Property is
zoned R-4 allowing development
with three stories and multiple
units. Some deed restrictions apply. Two bedrooms and one bath,
south and south-west views and professional landscaping. $729,000.

"Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of the newest and
most spacious condos to be found on St. John.
New construction finished in 2005, beautiful
views, sun deck and pool area, walk to town
and Frank Bay Beach. The two bedroom is
over 1700 sq. ft. and the three bedroom
penthouse units are over 2100 sq.ft. All feature
large kitchens, granite countertops, stainless
appliances, large closets, private washer and dryer and ample storage. These
condos have it all. $975,000 to $1,399,000
"Bethany Pool Villas"- Spacious 4-bedroom
condos in small 5 unit complex. Each unit will
have 2200 sq. ft., an individual pool, lots of
verandas and fantastic views over Pillsbury
Sound to St. Thomas and south to St. Croix.
Permitting is in progress and completion is
planned for 2010. Five minutes to town on
paved roads. Starting at $2.3M
S"EAST END POINT" The eastern most point of St.
S John is now for sale. This estate sized lot is over 5
acres and has several almost flat building sites and
unlimited views to the British Virgins from Tortola to
Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Salt Cooper, Ginger,
Peter and Norman Islands. Located within "THE POINT AT PRIVATEER" St.
John's newest upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes of 1 acre, paved
roads and underground utilities. $4.5M
"Estate Eden" Motivated Seller, all offers encouraged! Over a 1/3 acre with
beautiful water views of Hurricane Hole & beyond. Quiet neighborhood in a
great location near Coral Bay & the new proposed marina. Lower portion of lot
is flat. Adjacent parcel 2-3B is also available. Owner is licensed VI real estate
agent. Possible Owner financing. REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE $165,000
AND MUCH MORE . .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through
Islandia Real Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and
price on the island of St. John. Feel free to visit our website at www.
islandiarealestate.com or call and speak with one of our full-time,
professional agents at: (340) 776-6666. We will be happy to help you find
the perfect property to fulfill your needs and dreams.



26 St. John Tradewinds, August 25-September 7, 2008

John McCann & Assoc.


awesome vacanion rental home boat buqinets ws / implresive 4 srately ,.ills in Virgin Graind
with equal 2br, 2ba ensuilc is year history. Business boasts a Estates boasts fanraslic views
a muis seeL, I.uarg grcil riom 2004. 26ft. PowCreta. all equip- of Great Cruz Bay to St.
leads tto a all of klas and an rncl. compressor and proven T'homus. Includes the highest
expansive coaered deck to websiit rhat dnrws nCew andi quality finishel you'd eWpet1
capture the Caribbean water loyal trptait clien s. VYu ire in in his mIulli-millin dollar
views. JUST S1,175,000. obsinea s for just 5169,9001 neighborhood. 52,199,999.
SOLD! REDUCED BY 3180,00! PANORAMIC views over

gourmet kitchca, cLstom popular rcnLal home with
,biLnvlr. grrLnilc, ~n nlugrate C.Pribbn 'rlBir. frm h '.
saks. mti~ain g deck. pol0.1 38A itdh hlug deck 0ad
huge views. 51],295,000 pool area. $1,060,100.
LOWER PETER BAY 4br. 4.5b pool and jus. sleps away Trom while sandy b4fuh, $&.I00,000.
TWO HOMES ineering complcIio4- A 2br. 2b and Ib, Lba ctrtage. Huge views. Just S995,000.
NEAR TOWN A newly constructed villa with Iwo seperate 2BRJ2BA unils & pool. $1,999,999.
Developer Units GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcttchrrFnIo d4vel., W1l] tI This 2BR, ].5BA unit is
IOn'.' from hese 2)2b 2b* just one mile from Cruz
units starring al S875,000.- y- Atma~ai4 g $uniL water
And, (2) 3br 2ba units vievc, oversized veranda
starling at $1.100000. and huge pool. 5549,000.
GRANDE BAY *Assignment of Contract" Penth house unit slill available For JUST..... $875.00-.
WHY RENT Sunset Ridge 2 new Ibr. Lba units wl huge water views. 5279.000 & 5299.000.
SIRENUSA Luxury conrd devel. is 4ecrly complcie. 2.3 & 4BR ovl. & bgin ai $lI,100,000.

270 A- of waser frvnage & Bay. The perfect building
mall sandy beach on Reef locaiioun for your dream
Bay. Enjoy views & sounds vacuiorn villa wt eusy
of the surf. $2,750,000. beach access. $925,000.
SPECIAL PRICE I Virgin Grand Estates two amazing 0.4 L+/-acrc loIs. Each for only $275,000.
18 ACRES & 29 subdivided lois above Rendczvous with most roads paved. Call us for Dcteils.
NEW LISTING Priced To Sell! Motivlued Ownerl Cirolina .2 +/- c GOreat views. $209.999.
BEACHFRONT two lots. ole has I55 f of beach'friont. Adjacdbin Ii h&as deeded ph. 5949,00D0-
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY e pircd plans & permits for IS unil condo proj..- 12,750,000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable north shore views-........ 1$5001000,
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 views. $1,S99,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-ac.knoll lop w/panoranic views exzellcnt developmcni pouential.S1]299.999.
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable .7 +/- at. lot with great water views.....5449,999.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island views Losi and Sandy Caaylo Leduck ...........$429000.
REDUCED oversized lot in Coral Bay near proposed marina projct .............. JUST $310,000.
WHAT A DEAL Choolote Hole loI w*ih cticie plans & pern-mi in pl---................... 5229,000.
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prealigions Choelme IHoler A STEAL AT IUST..,....... 5195,000.
EMMAUS A grear lot a a grea price with huge Coral Bay harbor views .......Now just 5175,000.
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMost weecs *,il. I LOCATION. LOCATION Many options extist
able. Prices range from 11,500 to 1i 25,000 I for lhis Retail Shopping Center. $2,250,000.


Thursday, September 4th

BORDEAUX MT. Three bedroom / two bath
family home with large covered porch on beau-
S tiful, almost level, 1/2 acre lot. Southerly water
views, including St. Croix in the distance, fra-
grant bay trees, lush vegetation. Take advan-
tage of all the benefits of owning a Force 10
home. $675,000.

AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 1800 views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
LOCATION, LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to sunset views, three
bedroom / two bath stone and concrete home with large
wraparound veranda, travertine floors, mahogany cabin-
etry, tile roof, large spa, full air conditioning, large circular
drive. $1,995,000.
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 3 acre site adjacent to National Park.
Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along
the secluded shoreline. Priced below appraised value at
WINDSONG-Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush V2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.

ESTATE BELLEVUE Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $285,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $350,000.
CATHERINEBERG- Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 13 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
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
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
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

Holiday Homes of St. John

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

TOLL FREE 1-800-905-6824 www.HolidayHomesVI.com _ *LH C IIM

A Sampling of our Exclusively Listed Properties

Spectacular views
of 5 bays. 60' lap
pool, courtyard,
great amenities.

v an.Alfllfl

Masonry 3 BR 3.5
BA home, pool.
private lower BR
wlseparate entry,
large room for addl.
BR, excellent for
rental potential.

1.24 acres beachfront on

Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
with spa,
views and

Delightful 3 bed-
room income
producing ma-
sonry home with
pool and privacy.
Beautiful water
views to St. T!
Extensive exotic
TRAIe nr SI~q.nnAlandBcaDinl.

Great family home
plus rental income
from small down-
stairs apartment.
Two bedrooms,
bath, and large liv-
ing area on main
floor Studio apart-
SA41 s.OOO ment below,

Beautiful WATERFRONT parcels ranging from
5 136 acres in some of St. John's best areas!
$35,000 $2,500,000

boasts spectacular BVI views, quality paved
roads, underground utilities, stone wall &
planters, common beach. Just 8 minutes
--- from Coral
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will entice you to build your dream home on this
Upper Peter Bay lot Deeded beach access to a
white sandy beach!
is a very private residential community just min-
utes from Cruz Bay with beautiful water views
to St Thomas The genie grade and easy ac-
cess make these 3 parcels very desirable, eas-
ily buildable homesites. Total 1.78 acres for
Two great oversized parcels one with cistern
slab, well, and active plans/permits in place and
one lot with expansive views, cooling breezes &
paved access.
S389.000 $438.000

ranging from
.340 .51 acres just
$177,500. $495,000
Premier location,
with extraordinary
water views, some
border National
Park -some are
waterfront! From .78
acre to 3 acres.
7 parcels priced from $550,000

munity featuring underground utilities, paved
roads, & gorgeous sweeping views. Five fabu-
lous lots ranging from $469,000 to $785,000
ISLAND VIEWS and cooling breezes from this .78
aer nlroll with .innfr A Iwrlns.e cdA9.nAn


ac. R-4 & W-1 zoning allows multi-
family dwellings & commercial uses.
Spectacular views. Walk to beach &
SOUL is a healthy vegetarian res-
taurant 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.

Condos under construction, overlooking Cruz
Bay Harbor Walk town & restaurants. 2 bdrr
RAINBOW'S END Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrms,
poolside, close to town. Priced to sell $585,000
units (2-upper & 1-lower) each wilh private deck,
patio, Walk to townI
$1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000
'VILLA LEE ANNA "Cozy 2 bedroom condo with
water views. Easy walk to Cruz Bay and low condo
fees. $325,000.00
"GALLOWS POINT "Breathtaking views &
cooling ocean breezes at this top floor unit!
Offered at $1,400,000
EXCEPTIONAL- PASTORY 1 bedroom, great
views, close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turn


$65.00/year or $120.00/two years

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

or call 340-776-6496 with VISA or MasterCard

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

S- ~ -~Lf. - N m; l0M--
ESTATE ROSE The largest private estate listed for sale on St. John's South Shore. Double parcel knoll top site
offers spectacular views. Completely refurbished main house includes 3 bdrms, 41/2 baths, mahogany library,
office/media room, spacious great room, mahogany kitchen, spa, 12'x40' pool, plus a caretaker's cottage. 2.2
Acres. $4,500,000HOMES

NEW! Beautiful sweeping Coral Bay and BVI views
with great tradewind breezes from this very large brand
new three bedroom, four bath masonry home. Brick
entrance patio, granite counter tops, Katherine Perry
original light fixtures, top of the line appliances, beverage
center, energy efficient washer and dryer are just some
of the high end finishes included. This would be a great
short term rental home or family retreat. .57 acres
MYSTIC RIDGE perched high on a mountain ridge
offers dramatic, "down-island" views. This 4BR/4.5BA
luxury villa has an impressive split level great room
featuring a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining area &
complete entertainment center. Magnificent seclusion
can be yours as you lounge by the large pool or hot tub.
Price Reduced to $2,600,000.
REDUCED $100K! Bordering greenbelt, this tastfeully
crafted Fish Bay home features beautiful stone and
hardwood accents, vaulted ceilings & large living/dining
area & 3rd bdroom on lower level along with a lower
level apt. Water views of Fish Bay. Private location.

PRICE SLASHED $500,000!! 'Sunset Beach' is a
fabulous beachfront villa set at the water's edge on
Dever's Bay. This stunning beach home is luxuriously
appointed and tastefully decorated. The impressive great
room is furnished with antique reproductions from the
Virgin Islands Heritage series of the Whim Museum. The
beach is at your doorstep. These sellers are motivated
so make an offer. $2,995,000
TEMPTRESS has been recently renovated, painted
and the pool has been resurfaced. Two bedroom suites
are separated by two buildings a living area and an
impressive kitchen complete with granite countertops. All
rooms open onto spacious, private decks, affording
dramatic sunsets and sweeping views of the South
Shore, including Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole Bay
and Hart Bay. $1,650,000
BAREFOOT Newly constructed 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath
guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood with
paved roads, expansive Sunrise water views of BVI,
Leduck, Flanagan & beyond and steady gentle breezes,
.5 acre with room for expansion of main house & pool.
Lower level has plumbing roughed in. $899,000.

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matures stunning
orth shore views.
exotic pool, water-
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