Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: September 8, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly[1998-]
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September 8-21, 2008
Copyright 2008



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

Boats Wash Ashore
Two sailboats washed ashore on Chocolate Hole beach in front
of the Pond Bay Resort development last week after heavy rains
and winds tattered the territory as Hurricane Hannah passed north
of the islands. The territory has been spared major impact from
the hurricanes which have narrowly missed the islands in recent
St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

V.I. Senate
Take Questions
at CBCC Forum
Barshinger, Daniels
and Monsanto vie
for Senator-at-Large
Page 3
New School

Year Begins
Students return to
school with spirit
Page 5
Officials Respond to
Parental Concerns
on Roundabout
Construction Work
Page 2
Lindy's Failing Health
Raises Family and
Community Concerns
Page 9

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2 St. John Tradewinds, September 8-21, 2008

Officials Respond to Parent Concerns

Regarding Roundabout Construction

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Parents of Julius E. Sprauve
School (JESS) students were as-
sured that their children's safety
and learning experience are top
priorities during the construction
of the Cruz Bay roundabout at
a Thursday evening, August 28,
meeting at JESS.
Officials from the Department
of Public Works, VI. Department
of Education, the Office of the
Governor and project contractor
Island Roads were on hand to an-
swer questions.
Construction on the roundabout
began last month at the busy Cruz
Bay intersection where the JESS
campus is situated.
Demolition of a wall which
abuts the school's Clarice Thomas
Annex began just days before stu-
dents returned to school on August
25. The demolition was not sched-
uled to begin until phase three of
the six-phase project, however
contractors jumped ahead in an
effort to avoid inhibiting students'
learning experience.
"We jumped into phase three to
minimize the impact on students,"
DPW Design Program Manager
Jomo McClean told the more
than 50 residents at the meeting.
"Heavy demolition will be done
after school and on evenings and
weekends whenever it's possible."
Work will continue at the an-
nex for the next several weeks,
including the pouring of concrete
footings and the erection of a new
wall, explained McClean.
During that time, measures have
been put in place to reduce the im-
pact on students at the annex, in-
cluding watering down the site to
minimize dust, according to Mc-
Construction has already affect-
ed at least one class according to
a JESS teacher, who complained
of recent loud hammering near
the annex's wall which lasted for

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Workers removed a wall adjacent to the Julius E.
Sprauve School Clarice Thomas annex, above, as part of
the Cruz Bay roundabout project.

two hours, impairing her ability to
"That won't happen again," said
Department of Education Deputy
Superintendent Joseph Sibilly.
"Continue to bring your con-
cerns to (JESS Principal) Mr. (Ma-
rio) Francis," added DOE Com-
missioner Dr. LaVerne Terry. "We
want this to be a good school year.
We want the students to be safe,
and we don't want learning to be
The impact on student safety is
the school's number one priority,

followed by the impact on instruc-
tion, according to Francis.
The roundabout project will
have at least one positive effect on
the learning environment at JESS,
explained the school's principal.
"A utility pole on the corer will
be removed, which will widen the
corer so the trucks don't have to
do a three-point turn, minimizing
the noise level," said Francis.
The slow-moving traffic gener-
ated by the closure of one lane of
Route 201 has actually contributed
Continued on Page 24

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St. John School of the Arts Classes

Start September 8; Registration On
St. John Tradewinds
Register for classes at St. John School of the Arts as soon as pos-
sible since classes begin September 8.
New classes include Fiber Art, Adult Hip Hop, Adult Tap and
the Body Eclectic. The arts school continues to bring instrumental
instruction in piano, guitar, violin and voice as well as art, ballet,
tap, tumbling and hip hop.
Visit the website at www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org for detailed
information on classes and schedules or come by the arts school,
located next to the Cruz Bay Legislature behind Julius E. Sprauve

WAPA Standpipes Going Automated:

St. John Hauler Meeting Is Sept. 8
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority is advising its St.
Thomas/St. John and St. Croix water haulers and private/commer-
cial standpipe users that there will be meetings on all three islands
to introduce the authority's new Automated Standpipe System.
The meeting on St. John will be Monday, September 8, at 5:30
p.m. at the Legislative Conference Room.

JESS PTA Meeting Set for Sept. 10
St. John Tradewinds
Mario Francis, principal of the Julius E. Sprauve School, advises
all parents, guardians and the general public that a PTA meeting
has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 10, at 5:30 p.m.
in the school's cafeteria.
Francis further announces that PTA officers will be elected at
the meeting and a presentation will be made by a national PTA

St. John Singers Rehearsals Sept. 15
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Singers, directed by John Cahill, will start rehears-
als on Monday, September 15, at the Lutheran Church in Cruz
Bay. All singers are welcome. No auditions are required. Rehears-
als: women at 6:30 p.m.; men at 7:30 p.m. For more information,
call Polly Watts at 775-2814.

2008 V.I. Coastweeks Is Coming Soon
St. John Tradewinds
September 20 is International Coastal Cleanup day, and also
marks the beginning of V.I. Coastweeks, a three week period
where community members rally together to remove debris from
beaches and coastal shores.
Debris is removed not only to beautify the island, but to protect
marine species and habitats and collect valuable information on
the amount and type of debris found.
This territory-wide event is supported by Friends of VI National
Park, Ocean Conservancy, UVI's VI Marine Advisory Service, VI
Coastal Zone Management Program, and VI. Waste Management
During last year's Coastweeks nearly 100 volunteers on St. John
pitched in by removing more than 990 pounds of debris from 14
beaches and trails!
Be a part of the growing success of this event and join a Friends-
sponsored beach cleanup on September 20, or considerjoining our
Adopt-A-Beach/Trail Program and adopt a beach or trail to clean
throughout the year.
To find out more about V.I. Coastweeks, coordinated cleanups
throughout the territory, or Friends' Adopt-A-Beach/Trail Pro-
gram, contact Kristen at the Friends at 779-4940.

St. John Tradewinds, September 8-21, 2008 3

Senate Candidates Answer St. John Questions at Public Forum

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Senators Louis Hill and Al-
vin Williams were the only two
elected senators who showed up at
a Coral Bay Community Council-
sponosored candidate's forum to
answer questions and talk about
the pressing issues on St. John on
Wednesday evening, August 27.
While the forum typically takes
place in Coral Bay, it was moved
to the Westin Resort and Villas
this year due to the unavailability
of John's Folly Learning Institute,
explained CBCC president Sharon
The conference room at the Wes-
tin was packed with concerned cit-
izens from various backgrounds,
ranging from retired politicians to
members of the internationally-
known music group Inner Visions.
In addition to Hill and Williams,
senate hopefuls Moses Carty, Har-
ry Daniel, Shirley Sadler, Craig
Barshinger, Stedman Hodge, Hel-
en Baker, Tregenza Roach, Lorelei
Monsanto, Myron Jackson, Krim
Ballentine, Samuel Harvey, and
Adlah Donastorg also attended the
Victor Frazer, who is running
to unseat Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen, attended, as
well as Emmett Hansen II, who is
running for a chance to be seated
as the territory's Democratic Party
Senator-at-Large Carmen Wes-

St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Suan Mann

Senator at Large candidate Harry Daniel, standing center, answers a question from the
audience during the CBCC-sponsored pre-Primary forum at the Westin Resort and Villas.

selhoft did not attend the meeting
or send a representative to speak
on her behalf.
Each senatorial candidate in at-
tendance gave brief remarks about
why they were seeking office.
St. John Needs Action
"Not one major piece of legisla-
tion for St. John has been passed
in the last few years," said Daniel,
who is running for Senator at Large
on the Democrat ticket. "We need

someone who can deliver. I was
anticipating the Senator at Large
would look out for St. John."
As a community activist, Demo-
crat Senator at Large candidate
Monsanto has proven her dedica-
tion to St. John, she explained.
"I have demonstrated that I am
a community activist no more
false dreams and more follow-
through is needed," said Mon-

As a former senator at large,
Barshinger has already shown ac-
tion, he explained.
Reduced Barge Fees
"I brought people together and
got barge fees reduced," said
Barshinger, who was unseated by
Wesselhoft in the last election, and
has once again thrown his hat in
the ring. "We were raped by Sire-
nusa's legislation passage."
During his two years in the sen-

Rain Data
at Trunk Bay

August Rainfall
9.07 Inches

Average August
3.88 Inches

Year-to Date
24.38 Inches

Average Y-T-D
22.85 Inches

ate, Barshinger was able to allocate
$4 million in funds earmarked for
construction of a Cruz Bay park-
ing garage, the former senator at
large explained.
Six months later, however, Gov-
ernor John deJongh reprogrammed
the St. John parking garage fund-
ing, without a fight from Wessel-
hoft, Barshinger added.
The forum audience placed St.
John property taxes high on its list
of priorities.
Residents Should Be Protected
"It needs to be a one-time thing,"
said district senator candidate Bal-
lentine. "An assigned tax for a
specific thing, such as paying for
"The tax laws are based on
the states' laws, and we are not a
state," said Harvey.
"The legislation needs to protect
St. Johnians," said Daniel.
"Native St. John residents need
to be able to protect their ances-
tors' land," Jackson said.
St. John residents are not just
waiting for their elected officials
to act on their behalf, explained
"St. John has taken on the charge
and filed a lawsuit," Monsanto
said. "We cannot stomach this
anymore. Senators need to take a
"If you haven't reviewed the
law, don't vote for it," continued
Continued on Page 24

Business Directory .............22
Community Calendar .........21
Community Corner .............13
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ..............23-24
Crossword Puzzler .............20
Ferry Schedules ...............20
Historical Bits & Pieces ......14
H oroscope ..........................21
Letters .............. .................. 17
Paws for a Moment ............18
Police Log ................. .... 21
Real Estate .................25-27
Rhythm & Views ................15
W ha's Happ'nin' ..................4

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Thursday, Sept. 18th



Island Deer and Fawns Spotted in Fish Bay

A spotted Bambi and her family were
recently seen enjoying the lush greenery in
Estate Fish Bay, above and at right.

St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Susie O'Leary

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The world-traveling Simons are new grandpar-
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Miss Sally Smith, AKA the "Queen of Jazz"
Celebrates Her Birthday
I know that it is in September, but the date is
vague. Happy Birthday to Miss Sally can she
sing and play the piano? You bet!
Madeleine Meehan, the jazz fan and creative
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St John Tradewinds News Photos by BJ Harris and Tom Oat

St. John Rotary President B.J. Harris and member William Willigerod presented plan-
ners to students at Guy Benjamin School, above left, and Juilus E. Sprauve School,
above right.

Thousands of V.I. Students Benefit

From Rotary Planner Project

St. John Tradewinds
In keeping with Rotary Inter-
national's 2008-2009 theme to
"Make Dreams Real" the Rotary
Clubs of the Virgin Islands have
partnered with the V.I. Depart-
ment of Education and the V.I.
National Guard's Counterdrug
Task Force to provide public
school students from third to
12th grade with school planners.

A total of 11,500 planners were
provided free of cost to assist
with character and academic de-
velopment. The cost of the plan-
ners was in excess of $27,000
and was made possible through a
joint effort by 10 Rotary Clubs in
the Virgin Islands and a match-
ing grant from Rotary Interna-
tional and Rotary Districts 7020
and 7710.

"The Virgin Islands Rotary
Clubs, along with the Rotary
partners from our international
clubs, are proud to sponsor this
worthwhile educational project
as it manifests our commitment
to making a difference in our
community by investing in our
students," said Joseph Felicien,
co-chairman of Rotary's Com-
munity Service Council.

St. John Tradewinds
Bless the schools and their leaders who have
their acts together! Most of the institutions, both
public and private, are under the strain of daily
changes in classes, times, days, teachers and the
usual challenges. It would be an enormous relief
to have it all run smoothly.
We should be grateful that so far the storms have
avoided us, we just have to cope with the famous
round-about as the machines and WAPA change
the route.
Alvis Christian Is On the Road to Recovery
We are all relieved to hear reports of Alvis's im-
provement as he attends rehab sessions weekly in
the states. Keep it up, Alvis, we miss you and send
best wishes and our love for a complete recovery!
Middle Age Majorettes Are Aging
Only three marched in Coral Bay's Labor Day
parade maybe they should add walking sticks
to their costumes! Oh my the years fly by! (I
should know)
Tennis Stars Continue to Win
George Lewis and Fenella Cooper took top hon-
ors in the St. Thomas Racquet Club's Roebuck,
Watlington, Wallace and Holland Tournament at

St. John Tradewinds, September 8-21, 2008 5

St. John TradewindsNews Photos by Susan Mann and Tom Oat

Most students returning to school for the first day of classes were all
smiles at Guy Benjamin School, above, and Julius E. Sprauve School,
at right.

Students and Teachers Kick Off New School Year With Spirit

By Susan Mann and Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
The smallest St. John public
school Guy H. Benjamin in Coral
Bay welcomed its largest student
body in decades with 101 students
in grades K-6, while the island's
largest school, Julius E. Sprauve in
Cruz Bay, dealt with road construc-
tion in the middle of its campus as
the school year began.
Despite the rainy weather, stu-
dents in crisp school uniforms,
many of whom wore their best hair
styles, along with proud parents, at-

tended this year's first day of school
orientation on Monday, August 25,
at both schools.
While puddles formed on the
newly painted floor of the open-
air cafeteria at GBS, parents and
students were updated on staff
changes at the school which has
seen steadily increasing enrollment
in recent years.
GBS Principal Dionne Wells
hosted students, parents and
guardians in the cafeteria to dis-
cuss changes at the island's oldest
school. Class sizes this year range

from three students in kindergarten
to 24 in Grade 4, the largest of the
seven grades. Students Grades 4, 5
and 6 will be rotating between three
teachers for different subjects for
the first time this year.
In staffing changes this year,
longtime GBS teacher Ms. Lucille
Parsons will oversee just three stu-
dents in the kindergarten as she re-
places Patrice Harley who retired
last year after more than 30 years
of teaching. Idalia Scimeca has tak-
en over Grade 2 while the school
awaits the hiring of a new Spanish

"You are not here to work for us,
we are here to work for you and
your child," proclaimed a large flip
chart at the front of the room for
teachers and families to see as soon
as they walked in the door of the
JESS cafeteria.
More than one kindergartner un-
successfully made a valiant effort
to keep their tears back on their big
day, only to be seen later smiling
with their classmates.
There was no short supply of
"Dora the Explorer" umbrellas be-

ing carried by the little ladies enter-
ing the cafeteria as the lower grade
orientation got under way.
Department of Education Assis-
tant Superintendent Michael Har-
rigan came over from St. Thomas
to lend his support and say a few
words to those assembled.
"Will Not Be Tolerated"
JESS Assistant Principal Brenda
Dalmida spoke with conviction in
her voice about the need for every-
one adults and students alike -
Continued on Page 19

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Jerry Ruynon Wins Gold and Silver

for V.I. at Veterans Golden Age Games

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While he wasn't in China and it wasn't the Olym-
pics, Jerry Runyon can still be considered the is-
land's golden age Michael Phelps.
Runyon, an Army veteran and commander of the
St. John American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post
#131, was one of more than 650 veterans in their
golden age who was in Indianapolis, Indiana, Au-
gust 20 through 24, to compete in the 22nd National
Veterans Golden Age Games, the largest sporting
event in the world for senior veterans.
All participants were U.S. military veterans from
across the country age 55 and older, receiving medi-
cal care through the Department of Veterans Af-
Runyon, 70, represented St. John well and took
home the gold in the 50-yard backstroke as well as a
silver medal in the 50-yard freestyle.
Runyon credited his success to some tips he picked
up at the pool in St. Thomas.
"I had a really nice girl at the St. Thomas pool
who helped me with my turns," said Runyon. "We
don't do the underwater turns, but she helped me
pushing off of the wall faster."
The swimmer didn't post his personal best time,
which might have had something to do with the wa-
ter temperature, Runyon explained.
"The games were at Indiana University and the
pool was just beautiful," he said. "But the water was
While the Golden Age Games were fun, they mean
even more than just good times, Runyon added.
"I hope to continue the comradeship between ser-
vicemen and women who have given their all for our
country," he said. "The Golden Age Games provide
that competitive spirit we need to keep going."
The event was sponsored by the Department of
Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Canteen Service and
Help Hospitalized Veterans. Hosted this year by the
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in In-
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competition for all veterans, especially those deal-
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Veterans competed in seven age categories in am-
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Several Hundred

VINP Forest Research

Plots Vandalized

St. John Tradewinds
Recently several hundred markers were removed from all the
trees in several study plots which were part of a forest monitoring
study in the Virgin Islands National Park.
These trees, which had been monitored for 25 years, can no lon-
ger be individually identified and the impact to the project as well
as cost to the taxpayers is immense.
A considerable amount of money has been spent to monitor these
plots, which are used to determine natural growth and recovery of
our forests since the plantation era and changes in our forests due
to natural events such as hurricanes.
This particular project involved the National Park Service, the
U.S. Forest Service Institute for Tropical Forestry and several uni-
VINP and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument have
many research projects which involve park staff as well as re-
searchers from universities and other federal agencies.
These research projects are intended to better understand our
marine and terrestrial ecosystems and enable the National Park
Service to better manage the natural resources that make these
park units special.
Many of these research projects involve marking study sites
or individual organisms, whether they are plants in our forests or
creatures on our reefs.
Researchers try to use markers that are as inconspicuous as pos-
sible. When markers are deliberately removed or changed in any
way, vast amounts of important data, time, and money are irre-
trievably lost.
Please remember that the National Park Service has many au-
thorized activities besides research that benefit the parks, its visi-
tors and residents.
Please do not remove tags or signs indicating trail or road loca-
tions, construction work, renovation of any type, safety warnings,
educational information, etc. Vandalism should be a concern to
everyone who works, studies, and visits the VINP and Coral Reef
National Monument.
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St. John Tradewinds, September 8-21, 2008 7

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Employees from the San Juan National Historic Site carefully measure the area in front
of the VINP Visitors' Center before installing pavers, above.

VINP Back To Work on Interpretive

Display on Philanthropy at Cruz Bay

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Almost a year after starting construction, VI. Nation-
al Park officials returned to work on a new interpretive
display in front of the visitors' center in Cruz Bay.
In the first push to finish the project, employees from
the San Juan National Historic Site were on St. John
last week installing pavers in front of the VINP Visi-
tors' Center as part of the new display.
Funded by the Friends of the VINP, the display high-
lights the importance of philanthropy in the National
Park Service, showcasing Laurance Rockefeller's work
establishing the St. John park as an example.
The first phase of the project, which included con-
struction of a stone wall, brick work, interpretive signs
and a covered walkway, was completed in December
2007 in commemoration of the VINP's 50th anniver-
"We did a soft opening at the 50th anniversary cel-
ebration and we had planned to finish the project after
the anniversary," said Friends' president Joe Kessler.
"We got a bit delayed but now we're back on track.
This interpretive display focuses on the role of philan-
thropy in the National Park Service overall, using the
role of Laurance Rockefeller and the VINP as a case
"Basically since the inception of the National Park
Service, philanthropy has played a major role," Kessler
continued. "There is a total of 20 National Parks that
were, at least in part, formed by donations from Laur-
ance Rockefeller."

The interpretive display will include the pavers, a
small garden consisting of native plants and several
low sitting walls.
The entire project should be complete by December
in time for Laurance Rockefeller's son Larry Rocke-
feller's annual visit to St. John, explained Kessler.
While installing the red stone pavers in front of the
visitors' center is part of the display project, the pavers
also serve another purpose, explained VINP Superin-
tendent Mark Hardgrove.
"Before the ground was uneven with lots of rocks
and didn't meet our accessibility standards," said Hard-
grove. "With the pavers, the area will be more acces-
sible and we'll be in full compliance with the require-
ments of the Americans with Disabilities Act."
Since bids on the project received from private com-
panies were too costly, VINP officials looked to their
very-qualified partners in San Juan for help, Hardgrove
"There are 40 masons employed at the San Juan
National Historic Site who work on 11 million cubic
feet of historic structures within the city walls," said
The VINP superintendent knows all about the San
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post, Hardgrove put in 11 years of service at the expan-
sive park in Puerto Rico.
The pavers should be in place within two weeks and
judging from the pace of the San Juan National Histor-
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Dolphin Market is joining a movement of gro-
cery stores across the country, doing their part of
help protect the environment.
Dolphin Market has teamed up with Friends
of the VI. National Park and the Elizabeth Haub
Foundation to create an environmentally-friendly
shopping experience in our community, intended
to reduce waste and help you save money.
The next time you shop at Dolphin Market, pick
up a free reusable grocery bag, provided by the
Haub Foundation, featuring beautiful photos of
our beaches taken by Steve Simonsen. In subse-
quent trips to Dolphin Market, bring in your bag
and save 10 percent on your purchases.
"Our goal is to create enough incentive for shop-
pers to remember to use these bags," said Joe Kes-
sler, Friends' president. "With the high cost of fuel
and increasing price of food, we are hopeful that a
10 percent discount for bringing in your bag will
be the catalyst that will help us reach our goal."
This joint venture is an effort to reduce the
amount of disposable plastic grocery bags used by
the St. John community. Plastic bags wreak havoc
with our environment and are particularly danger-
ous to our coral reefs.

Woodturning Club Starts September 18 at JESS

St. John Tradewinds
The Woodturning Club, an after
school activity sponsored by the
Beacon School Program, will be-
gin again on Tuesday, September
16, at the Industrial Arts Class-
room at Julius E. Sprauve School
at 3:30 p.m.
Avelino Samuel, the Industrial
Arts teacher, along with Eileen
Duffy, assistant teacher, will be
volunteering to provide this oppor-
tunity for sixth graders and above
to learn to turn wood.
If you are a St. John resident
in sixth grade or higher and want

to learn to do something fun after
school come at 3:30 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays beginning
September 16.
Former students are welcome to
return as we have new projects in
mind for our "advanced" students.
There is room and equipment for
20 students to turn. Students will
be in to two classes of 10 students
each, with one group attending
each Tuesday and Thursday.
Each year students taking the
course have produced items such
as tops, bowls, goblets, pens,
pocket mirrors and paper towel

This is the fifth year the class has
been offered, aided by the gener-
ous donations of funds and goods
from the St. John Accommoda-
tions Council, Carlson Construc-
tion, the World of Woodturners,
Woodturning Design Magazine,
Harvey Fein, Chelsea Drugs and
Starfish Market.
The class fee is $15, $10 for the
Beacon School Registration and
$5 for materials fee. Donations of
funds to purchase materials and
additional equipment are always

American Legion Flag Football League

Receives Donations
St. John Tradewinds
As the American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post 131
starts its fall season, an unexpected but very welcome
gift came in the form of donations from Tropical
Properties, St John Hardware and Alfredo's Nursery
who each pledged donations of $1,000.
"These donations come at a time when the league
is expanding," said Paul Devine, league coordinator.
"As the number of children participating increases, so
does the cost of running the program. These pledges
came at just the right time."
The American Legion has plans to start even more
sports activities for 2009, Devine added.
"Youth co-ed recreational softball is something we
have wanted to start and we think next spring would
be a good time," he said. "I try to keep in close con-
tact with the Department of Housing, Parks and Rec-

from Community
reation to make sure we don't duplicate efforts. I think
we work well together."
"I have so much respect for Hubert Moscosco, HPR
director," continued Devine. "He, along with the new
St. John Sports Club, has a passion for this community
and works tirelessly to bring sports and other activi-
ties to St. John. The American Legion wants to work
beside him as we both create programs and activities,
especially in team sports."
The American Legion wants to thank the generous
sponsors, volunteer coaches and referees for all they
do to make our flag football league a success. As the
league grows, and adds more activities, we will need
even more sponsors and volunteers.
Please consider coaching or becoming a referee for
the upcoming fall season. Call Paul Devine at 514-
6615 or email allawe@sjcf.org for more information.

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and the environment.

Get your free bag at Dolphin Market now as sup-
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Lindy Returns from Hospital Audrey Penn Taking Over from Maize

St. John Tradewinds
Cruz Bay denizen Lindy Fra-
zier spent several days in the
hospital on St. Thomas during
the last week of August.
A longtime fixture known for
collecting leftover food and un-
finished bottles of beer around
town, Lindy was said to have
been placed in in-patient medi-
cal care "against his will."
Apparently Lindy could not
remain hospitalized against his
will even though at one point he
was repeatedly falling down.
Lindy, although not techini-
cally homeless, usually calls the
streets between the Cruz Bay
Post Office and the Fish Trap
Restaurant his home.
The tall, thin Lindy, who of-
ten has a weathered bundle of
newspapers and magazines un-
der his arm, likes having a beer
or two on a regular basis, and
often asks locals and visitors
for change, cigarettes, food and
Recently, Lindy's lifestyle,
and lack of preventative health
care and treatment, have appar-
ently started to catch up with
him. In the middle of August,
Lindy started going down hill,
appearing more and more phys-
ically ill by the day.
Rather than sitting on the side
of the street or the curb as usual,
Lindy started lying down just
about anywhere in Cruz Bay -
including in front of the Julius
E. Sprauve School.
When several business own-

ers asked him to move along he
did so, apparently as long as he
was able to.
On August 20, Lindy was
found lying on a large blue tarp
directly in front of the entrance
to the former Duffy's Love
Shack location
Sources told Tradewinds that
medical providers assigned to
Cruz Bay informed concerned
locals that the downtown fix-
ture was in the process of dy-
ing. Medical para-professionals
were reportedly checking on
Lindy up to five times a day.
The police were repeatedly
called, but said they couldn't
do anything. Lindy's mother
showed up one morning with an
ambulance in hopes of taking
him to the hospital, but didn't
get him to budge.
On the evening of Friday, Au-
gust 22, Lindy managed to re-
move his clothing. Three police
vehicles showed up and some-
how authorities managed to
take him to the hospital, where
he stayed for several days.
Lindy looked markedly im-
proved upon his return to Cruz
Bay several days later. He was
walking about Cruz Bay again
and actually smiling. Within
a few days, however, Lindy's
health had already noticeably
started to decline again.
As of press time Lindy was
still walking the streets of Cruz
Bay and accepting well-wishes
from passersby and was even
spotted drinking an Ensure.

As Friends of VINP Program Manag er

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When news of the upcoming departure of the
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park's Program
Manager Kristen Maize spread around St. John, the
general consensus on island was fear the organiza-
tion's many activities might start lagging.
Residents can put their fears to rest, however, since
the Friends of VINP recently hired Audrey Penn to
take over Maize's position.
Born on Tortola and raised on St. John, Penn is a
graduate of Antilles School. After high school, she
studied anthropology and African American studies
at Rollins College in Florida.
While Penn always dreamt of working with the
VINP, it wasn't exactly in this capacity, she ex-
"Having studied anthropology in college, I had
actually wanted to be a ranger with the VINP," said
Penn. "Then, two years ago I got an internship here at
the Friends which led to me working at Concordia."
Penn spent the last two years managing at Estate
Concordia, eco-pioneer Stanley Selengut's South
Shore outpost. Over her tenure at Concordia, Penn
was part of the eco-resort's successful expansion to
include a restaurant and general store.
Working with the environmentally-conscious resort
fit perfectly with Penn's ambitions, explained the new
program manager for the Friends of the VINP.
"I always knew I wanted to work with preserving
St. John and promoting the island," said Penn. "Work-
ing with Concordia was perfect for me."
Penn is already full of ideas for her new job.
"I want to work with the community here to change
the perception some people have about the Friends,"
she said. "I want to show people all the work we sup-
port here, from educating local children and adults to
trail maintenance. I really want people to embrace the
With an infectious smile and endless energy, Penn
is determined to make a difference as the organiza-
tion's new program manager.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Audrey Penn

"I'm really excited," said Penn. "I have some big
shoes to fill, but I'm sure I'll do a great job. This is
a new experience and I'm grateful for the opportu-
Since Maize who has been the Friends' program
manager for the past three years isn't leaving is-
land for another month, she will have plenty of time
to make sure Penn knows the ropes.
"The transition will go really well," said Maize.
"I'm really excited. Audrey will be a great member
of the team."
Friends' president Joe Kessler is equally enthused
about the group's recent hire.
"I'm really excited to have Audrey on board," said
Kessler. "She has a great knowledge of St. John and
a lot of enthusiasm. She really loves St. John the
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Caneel Bay's Managing Director Nikolay Hotze, center, poses with this year's scholar-
ship winners on the resort grounds.

Caneel Bay Resort Awards 2008

Education Scholarship Recipients

St. John Tradewinds
Continuing a tradition of support for the island
community it calls home, Caneel Bay, a Rosewood
Resort, announced the recipients of its annual educa-
tional scholarships for 2008 to further the educational
opportunities of local students.
Particular consideration is given to applicants who
reveal a desire to return to the islands to put the fruits
of their education to work.
There is certainly a precedent as the first recipient
of a Caneel Bay Scholarship was Avelino Samuel,
now a well-known Industrial Arts teacher at the Julius
E. Sprauve School on St. John.
As part of the overall strategy of Corporate Social
Responsibility of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Caneel
Bay concentrates giving back to the local community,
with particular attention toward encouraging the de-
velopment of island youth.
The educational scholarships have been offered to
the young men and women of St. John and St. Thom-
as since the 1970s, mirroring the spirit of support for
the environment shown by resort founder Laurance
Rockefeller. Over the past 20 years, Caneel Bay has
awarded scholarships, totaling $110,000.
"It is a great pleasure to acknowledge each of the
eight recipients of this year's educational scholar-
ships," said Nikolay Hotze, Caneel Bay's managing

director. "Together, they represent a range of career
choices, as well as positive models for the commu-
nity. We applaud their enthusiasm and accomplish-
ments and wish them every degree of success in the
The 2008 Caneel Bay Scholarships recipients are:
Makiijah Crabbe, Business Administration, Univer-
sity of the Virgin Islands; Andy Smith, Chemistry/
Ecology, University of Georgia; Jamella Smith, Be-
havioral Psychology, Lincoln University; Jamal Pot-
ter, Journalism, University of North Carolina; Chel-
sea Joseph, Pastry Arts, The Art Institute of Atlanta;
Shenika Freeman, Nursing, University of the Virgin
Islands; Jason Carbon, Culinary Arts, The Art Insti-
tute of Atlanta; Alysius Joseph, Electrical Engineer-
ing, St. Mary's University.
Beginning in February through April every year,
Caneel Bay welcomes applications for the annual
scholarships. The scholarships are awarded upon a
number of criteria, including financial situations and
career choice with a heavy focus in the Hospitality
Industry and the Educational field.
Applicants are invited to contact their Guidance
Counselors for an application to apply for the 2009-
10 school year. For more information, contact Celine
Joseph, Director of Human Resources at 776-6111 or
by email at celine.joseph@rosewoodhotels.com.

e-mail: editor@tradewinds.vi fax: 340-693-8885

St. John Tradewinds, September 8-21, 2008 11

Retired National PTA CEO Urges

Parental Involvment in Education

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Retired National Parent Teacher Association CEO
Warlene Gary believes so strongly in the importance
of parents being involved in their children's education
she took time away from her month-long St. Thomas
vacation to speak to Julius E. Sprauve School parents
about why they shouldjoin the JESS PTA at a Thurs-
day evening, August 28, meeting at the school.
Gary, a native of Washington, D.C. who holds a
master of education degree in special education from
Howard University and a bachelor of science degree
in physical education and health from the District of
Columbia Teachers College, retired from her post as
National PTA CEO on June 30. She urged all mem-
bers of the community to get involved with the local
"We have to bring it down to the grassroots level,"
said Gary. "Everybody can be a member of the PTA.
I'm committed to convincing people we have the re-
sponsibility to our children."
The PTAbegan with rich white women who felt the
need to help immigrant children, Gary explained. She
urged parents to set time aside for their children.
"We have to be more creative and think outside the
box," said Gary. "There are no excuses now. Children
take time."
Children would benefit from better communication

between parents and teachers, however both parties
fear intimidation, according to Gary.
Parents should ensure their children are sent to
school well-disciplined, she explained.
"It's going to take courage and getting dirt under
our fingernails to get our children where they should
be," said Gary. "If we can get families motivated, that
makes the teachers' jobs easier. This is a very impor-
tant issue."
"We have to move beyond talking about the prob-
lem and get the job done," Gary added.
Push for Involvement of Fathers
Following her retirement, the position of National
PTA CEO will be filled by a male for the first time
ever, and there will be a "major push" for father in-
volvement, Gary explained.
The JESS PTA has started off strong in recent
years, only to find its numbers dwindling throughout
the school year. Since the incorporation, however, of
the U.S. Virgin Islands Parent Teacher Student As-
sociation in 1998, participation has been highest on
St. John.
For more information on the National PTA, visit
www.pta.org. For more information on the USVI
PTSA, email usviptsa_@pta.org. The JESS PTA usu-
ally meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:30
p.m. at the school's cafeteria. The next JESS PTA
meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10.

Former Schneider Medical Center

CEO Rodney Miller Arrested

St. John Tradewinds
Special Agents from the V.I.
Inspector General's Office and
the V.I. Department of Justice,
White Collar Crime Division
apprehended former Roy Les-
ter Schneider Medical Center
President and Chief Executive
Officer, Rodney E. Miller, Sr. at
about 8:00 a.m. on Friday Au-
gust 22.
Miller, who served as RLS
Medical Center President and
CEO from May 2002 to No-
vember 2007, was arrested at
the office of a local attorney on
one count of fraudulent claims
against the government.
The charges stem from Mill-
er's attempt to cover up a 1995
criminal conviction by provid-
ing false statements to the Vir-
gin Islands government on his
application for employment at
the Hospital.
The personnel file of Miller,
maintained by the government
of the Virgin Islands, Division
of Personnel shows that under
the caption of "Veterans Prefer-

Rodney Miller

ence Information," in response
to the question: "What was your
discharge?" Miller checked the
box for "Honorable or General"
although there was a box for
"Dishonorable" and a box for
"Not Applicable."
As part of an investigation
launched by the Department of
Justice in October 2007 in to
possible wrong doing by Miller,
a criminal background check
was conducted with respect to
Miller in March 2008, through
the National Crime Information

Center (NCIC), a national data-
base containing criminal records
of individuals arrested on crimi-
nal violations. The data base is
administered by the Federal Bu-
reau of Investigation.
The NCIC check revealed that
Miller was arrested on March
22, 1994. At the time of his ar-
rest, Miller was enlisted in the
United States Navy. On Septem-
ber 13, 1995 Miller appeared be-
fore a General Court Martial and
entered guilty pleas to charges,
which included larceny and ob-
struction of justice. Among oth-
er penalties, Miller received a
bad conduct discharge from the
United States Navy.
V.I. Superior Court Judge
James Carroll, III advised Miller
of his rights August 22 and set
his bail at $75,000. Miller's ar-
raignment was August 28 at 9
a.m. in courtroom #1 of VI. Su-
perior Court on St. Thomas.
While Mr. Miller is charged
with a serious crime, he remains
innocent until proven guilty in a
court of law.

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The Virgin Islands Department of Tourism
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to welcome passengers coming to St. John
and provide island information to visitors.

Enthusiasm, a good knowledge of St. John
and the desire to help our guests to
experience Love City at its best are a plus.
Applicants must be 18 years or older.

Also, Entertainers, Musicians, Dancers and
other Performing Artists who are interested
in performing for visitors are encouraged to
submit proposals and rates.

Applications for contracted employment may be
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St. John Recycling Committee members Dr. Robert DeBonis and Barb Douma,
above left, load a truck full of aluminum cans ready for STS in St. Thomas, which also
purchases copper wire and pipe, above right.

Recycling Committee Members

Deliver First Truckload of Cans to STS

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Members of the St. John Recycling Committee de-
livered their first truckload of aluminum cans to STS
on St. Thomas last week.
The group dropped off a total of eight bags, which
were collected over three weeks from the sole Coral
Bay dumpster site.
"It weighed 92 pounds and came to a grand total
of $22.75," said Recycling Commitee member Cary
Chapin. "Yippeee! Although it doesn't even quite
cover half the barge fee which is why we need to
figure out a pick-up system to transport cans to St.
"We are looking for some way to crush the cans,"

Chapin said. "Does anyone know where the 'Golden
Goat' is?"
While Paradise Lumber and Carlson Construction
are both donating materials to make recycling col-
lection bins, the group still needs volunteers to help
make the bins, Chapin added.
"As we put them up we will be looking for folks
to 'adopt a bin' and be willing to monitor them," said
Chapin. "So far someone will adopt the dumpster site
at the basketball courts in Cruz Bay and the Coral Bay
dumpster. We also have someone who has adopted
the Gifft Hill site."
Anyone who wants to get involved should call the
St. John Community Foundation at 514-6615 or Sue
DeBonis at 715-0426.

St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Cary Chapin

A STS employee weighs the Recycling
Committee's aluminum cans, at right, and
calculates the payment, above.

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By Paul Devine
St. John Tradewinds
A group of concerned citizens has
revived recycling on St. John. This
is the perfect way to help keep the
landfills down and help conserve
natural resources. The group also
plans to join the new St Thomas/St
John Recycling Association.
Aluminum can recycling bins
have already beenplaced around the
island so please throw any washed
and crushed aluminum cans in the
bins. It is hoped that Public Works
can provide space as a pick-up
point. Let's all do our share to help
the environment and start recycling
today. For more information call
Paul at 514-6615.
Breaking News!
The Virgin Islands Senate Com-
mittee on Education, Culture and
Youth met on August 15 to hear tes-
timony on a bill (27-0208) which
would authorize the Department of
Education to have K-12 education
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Let's all contact the senators to let
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the Rules Committee which meets
on September 15. Call the Legis-
lature's main number 774-0880, or
go to www.legvi.org/LEGVI2007/
directory.htm to contact the sena-
Planning is Everything
The St John Community Foun-
dation (SJCF) is making plans to
build a community center at Gifft
Hill near Bellevue Village. Our
community needs a multi-purpose
facility which would house various
civic groups, provide a theater and
meeting space, a pristine park and
be a center for the entire commu-
nity to visit and enjoy.
A committee to design the build-
ing and grounds needs volunteer
help in the areas of architecture,
landscape architecture, general
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with actual plans being generated
by the end of the year. Call the
SJCF for details at 693-9410 or
email allawe@sjcf.org.
Epiphany Theater News
Epiphany Theater is at it again as
the long-time St. John theater group
has produced "Keep 'Em Guessin"
which ran from August 22 through
24. This "Fun-Raiser" proved to be
a hilarious mix of comedy and just
plain fun!
Epiphany has decided to open its
doors for membership and is active-
ly seeking people with an interest in
theater to join the company. If you
like grass-roots theater then you
will love the Epiphany experience.
Call Paul at 514-6615 or Cynthia at
513-0514 for more information and
to join.
Youth News
Hadiya Sewer reports that she
received a four year scholarship
to Spelman College. This vibrant
young member of the St. JohnYouth
Committee is continuing to do her
family and home proud as she con-
tinues to be actively involved with
future plans for the committee's
goals even from a distance!

Check out her blog site at
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Get Out And Vote!
The Coral Bay Community
Council hosted a senatorial forum
on August 27 at the Westin Resort
and Villas. Eighteen candidates
showed up for this lively debate.
Issues such as property taxes,
youth and education were dis-
cussed. As the primary election ap-
proaches, it is important to get out
and vote for the candidate of your
Make sure you know the issues
and choose a candidate who feels as
you do. After the primary election,
the St. John Community Founda-
tion will be hosting a debate forum
in October. This is your chance to
listen to the candidates' views so
that you can make an informed
choice in November.
The St. John Community Foun-
dation wants to know which issues
are most important to you. Soon,
the St. John Tradewinds will post
a questionnaire form for you to fill
The Foundation needs to know
what issues are most important to
you as your input will be the basis

of the debate. Questionnaires can
be dropped at the SJCF office on
the third floor of The Marketplace.
Or write your own questions and
fax them to 693-9410 or email to
allawe@sjcf.org. Get involved, at-
tend the debate and be sure to go
out and vote!
Flag Football Begins
The fall season of the American
Legion Post 131 Youth Co-Ed Flag
Football League is about to begin!
The first sign-up was at the V.I. Na-
tional Park ball field on September
6. The season will start on Septem-
ber 27 with a whole new league
The legion is creating two divi-
sions to accommodate up to eight
teams. The league is growing, so
make sure to sign up early. As the
league grows, so does the need for
We need coaches and referees.
Sponsorship is always welcome
and much appreciated. Registration
forms are also available at Con-
nections and at the SJCF office on
the third floor of The Marketplace.
Contact Paul Devine for informa-
tion or to sign up at 514-6615.
What's Your Line?
If you have a plan for an event
or a program which is community-
based, I want to hear about it. May-
be we can find ways to fund your
ideas or help with planning. Some
of the best programs start with little
ideas so keep those ideas flowing!
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The Mules of St. John

29 mules @ 11 Joes each
24 mules @ 12 Joes each
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20 mules @ $140 each
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I was fortunate this May to
visit the Grand Canyon National
Park. Although that park contains
one of the wonders of the natural
world, our park seems to have a
wider range of activities available,
a greater representation of local

workers, and more community in-
One afternoon we came across
the barns and corrals that house
the mules used to carry tourists on
the Bright Angel Trail to the bot-
tom of the canyon.
No less an authority on animals
than Charles Darwin who loved
mules. To him they possessed
"more reason, memory, obstinacy,
social affection, powers of muscu-
lar endurance, and length of life."
Mules conserve energy as they
strenuously work, won't overre-
act, don't get sunburn, and are free
from diseases. A mule has a male
donkey father and a female horse
mother and acquires the best char-
acteristics of both.
Mules, however, are sterile
which is why we don't see their
descendents around.
The first known depiction of a
mule is a three thousand year old
Egyptian stone carving. Mules
have played an important role in
New World history from the time
they carried Spanish treasure
across the Isthmus of Panama.
They carried civilization west
along the canal system and in mule

trains across the Great Plains. In
1920 there were over 6 million
mules in the United States, there
are fewer than 800,000 now, but
more are being used today for
pleasure riding.
In the Virgin Islands they pow-
ered the mills that ground sugar
cane that released the white pow-
der that drove the world economy.
There's solid evidence of mules
working on St. John. The invento-
ries of the Caneel Bay Plantation
show the number of mules.
We are also fortunate to have
two sketches by Henry Mor-
ton of mules on St. John and St.
Croix. The St. John sketch shows
two mules on the grinding mill at
Caneel while the St. Croix sketch
shows a herd of mules being tend-
ed by a driver.
Perhaps the mule should be
brought back to St. John to help
the park to patrol the back country
as well as to provide surefooted
mounts and a steady gait for those
who can no longer hike.
The artist Henry Morton mis-
spelled "Kline Canile." The origi-
nal sketch is hanging in the Execu-
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On August 28, I was one of the
few lucky Americans who got to
sit in Invesco Field in Colorado,
and witness what we all know was
history, as presidential candidate
Barack Obama gave his amazing
acceptance speech.
Through the Junior Statesmen
Program I was given the opportu-
nity to attend this historic conven-
tion and with the financial help of
many locals on this lovely island I
sure did attend.
Attending this convention was
important to me for many reasons.
As a person who likes to learn and
always thinks about the future, I
do not let opportunities fly by, but
this time I was excited for more
than those reasons.
As I grow up, I will aspire to
be someone as amazing as Barack
Obama. He is charismatic, truth-
ful, fair, loving and has a sense
of humor. He is family oriented
and seeks to bring the change that
America so dearly needs.
This man of integrity and impor-
tance has awoken a whole country
and made them more politically-
enthusiastic and has stepped out
of his box to bring a better future
to all Americans. I definitely could
not have passed up this phenom-
enal experience.
From the breakfast, to the
speeches, the protesters and even
to the tragic let-downs, my expe-
rience in Denver, Colorado was
truly unforgettable.
V.I. Delegation Breakfasts
At the Democratic National

Malik Stevens, far left,
poses with fellow young at-
tendees at the Democratic
National Convention.

Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens

My experience at the DNC

Convention, each state hosted
delegation breakfasts, which took
place everyday. These breakfasts
consisted of many speeches and on
the last day, a vote was taken for
their presidential nomination.
Most states had a formal affair
withpress and professional speech-
es by governors, senators and del-
egates, but for the Virgin Islands it
was a bit more laid back. Most of
the people in the room were casual
and there were less speeches and
more announcements.
Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen, Senator Shawn Mi-
chael Malone, Assistant Commis-
sioner of Tourism Brad Nugent,
Cecile Benjamin, Simon Kayne
and the Honorable Governor John
DeJongh all did attend.
It was a great experience to sit
among the Virgin Islands' most
esteemed residents and to have
breakfast with them as if we were
casual friends.
Even though everyone's cell
phones kept ringing during the
breakfasts, I really enjoyed it.
The people at the V.I. Delegation
breakfasts were way more lively,
young and enthusiastic than the
others I witnessed.
The Speeches
All the speeches that I witnessed
at the convention were inspiration-
al and entertaining. Even though
the speeches were a bit repetitive,
I was privileged to witness them.
They all focused on change, new
beginnings, how eight is enough
and McCain is just another Presi-
dent Bush clone, etc.

The most exciting night at Inves-
co field was when Barack Obama
gave his acceptance speech. In the
stadium I saw some of the most
star-studded people ever: Jenni-
fer Hudson, Taye Diggs, Robin
Thicke, Al Sharpton, John Legend,
Mary J. Blige and so many more.
The amount of people in the sta-
dium was insane. It was estimated
to be about 85,000. Now imagine
how crazy the line was to get in.
The D.N.C. Brought
Out the Crazy in Everyone
When the moment we had all
been waiting for had finally ar-
rived, the adrenaline inside my
body was crazy. When Barack
Obama came out to deliver his
speech and everyone threw up the
"Change" signs, the moment be-
came surreal. When he gave his
speech, he transformed.
He talked about bringing better
health care for Americans, giving
everyone the rights they deserve
and respectfully explained why
John McCain is the wrong choice
without being insulting or rude. I
was literally standing on my seat
for most of the speech.
When everything was said, the
fire works began, the streamers
fell and the tears began to roll, I
knew for sure I had just witnessed
The protesters who were out and
about during the convention were
sometimes hilarious, other times
scary, but all the time crazy. Peo-
ple came out in costumes carrying
outrageous signs, had the most in-
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The August 25 edition of the St. John Tradewinds listed the incorrect phone number for Sue De Bonis,
a member of the St. John Recycling Committee. Her correct phone number is 715-0426.

The owner of Love City
Mini Mart invited St. John
Tradewinds to review pricing
of items in the store which was
criticized in a letter to the editor
in the July 21 issue. The shelf
of several flavors of 16-ounce
fruit juice were clearly marked
at prices of $5.95 and $9.95,
with the more expensive selec-
tion being 100 per cent juice. 0
While the letter writer claimed
the bottle in question was
marked with a price of $1.95, ', A rt V HCeJl v l
only the 6-ounce bottles in a
nearby cooler were marked at
that price. iasr

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I have been a seasonal visitor to your beautiful is-
land the past 10 years and this time I'd like to extend
my sincere thank you for the help I received from
the Rhumb Lines bartender and EMS when I fainted
while having my birthday dinner at Rhumb Lines on
August 13, 2008. The bartender, whose name I do not

If we see the past and present as solitary events, rather
than an on-going uninterrupted process, we dramatically
limit the possibility of greater understandings. It is very
much like looking at a 15-second excerpt of a movie, or
the now standardized sound bites of a news clip.
Without the flowing continuum that advances from a
reasonably detailed introduction, any assumptions will
be based on an incident without the required context.
Unfortunately, most individuals limit their sources, writ-
ten or televised, and the resulting perceptions and opin-
ions rarely coincide with the best interests of either that
individual or society.
The temptation to consider just the "here and now"
has an emotional appeal that a thorough study of history
and the consequent investment of time and effort cannot
duplicate. More often than not brevity leads to polariza-
tion, a process that utilizes an ever narrowing time-line
in the consideration of factors deemed pertinent.
Let us consider the efforts of the Constitutional Con-
vention. Here we have a grouping of 30, mostly ordinary
citizens, a few politicians and a couple of wannabes.
Issues that sealed the fate of the previous effort once
again are taking center stage in a drama that promises no
better results.
Two flaws are readily apparent, and in their present
forms, either are fraught with risk, but together, I would
feel very confident in predicting the likelihood that the
final act of what has until now been delivered as a come-
dy of errors will dissolve into an unforgiveable tragedy.
In the structure of municipal government currently
contemplated, where the power of taxation will rest
solely with the central government, the resulting institu-
tions will function very much like what we have today.
There will not be an improvement; the resulting en-
tity will not resemble local government as now exists in
other stateside jurisdictions, and the effort to offer this
up as a genuine reform is, in fact, nothing more than a
Without direct control of property taxes, no communi-
ty can ever rationally implement a plan of development,
nor effectively control tax rates, and, perhaps most sig-
nificantly, determine budgets that cover identified needs
from a dedicated revenue stream unencumbered by po-
litical considerations outside the immediate community.
To no avail, citizens of each island have for years been
asking for an accounting that separates revenues and ex-
penses on an island basis.
Administration after administration, the mystery and
sacrosanct status of that black hole known as the general
fund has remained intact. It is, at once, both the most
essential mechanism and the single greatest monument
ever constructed to the inefficiency and unaccountable
nature of our territorial government.
To accept the wording as proposed for the new consti-
tution will enshrine those faults that our government so

know, was absolutely amazing way beyond his bar-
tending duties and EMS responded within minutes to
"check me out."
Thank you again and see you next spring.

Marketta Orrico

often exhibits due to its flawed centralized structure.
If Democracy is an edifice to equality and the guaran-
tor of rights to all rather than privileges to a select few,
then the proposed distinctions of "native" or "ancestral"
versus "Virgin Islander" versus "citizen" are a not so
subtle attempt to reestablish varying social classes and
degrees of political affiliation that were long ago aban-
To suggest that such a hierarchy might stem the exo-
dus of "local people" is without merit. Such an effort
amounts to no more than a ploy designed to bolster the
waning political fortunes of its sponsors. It reeks of pan-
dering on a grand scale, and will only serve to perpetuate
the arbitrary nature of our local government.
Long term this will only serve to further distance our
various communities based on perceived differences.
The real culprit that threatens the low to moderate in-
come families of our islands, be they considered local
or not, is a government that cannot be held accountable,
and whose high costs of operation are the wedge which
ultimately drives them from these islands.
With contracts and jobs historically going to the po-
litically well connected, budgetary distortions leave
little for past pay raises or the myriad improvements that
never materialize in a timely manner.
If we set aside the political blather and confront the
truth, there is little need to wonder why problems fester
in our communities, providing the mounting fuel which
eventually ignites the emotion.
Listening to self-interested politicians who cannot
resist the opportunity that emotionally charged issues
represent may at times seem soothing, but offers no real
A well written constitution considers the changing
perspective that the passage of time inevitably creates.
In 500 years, when one family who can trace their roots
back 550 years, and another 583 years, what will be the
justice of one being considered "native" or "ancestral"
and the other not?
Time, if we consider enough of it, reveals the faults in
all our views.
The concept of a "native" or "ancestral" definition,
by itself, is of symbolic significance only. To preserve
the democratic context into which it must be introduced
suggests the requirement of a standard that allows all
families the prospect of attaining such recognition.
If the definition of such a term were based on a trace-
able, say, 200-year presence from the date of the laws
inception, then an important litmus test would have been
passed in preserving the promises democracy now offers
to all, and likewise the presumed intent of such an article
Harmony is a needed element in the consideration of
a constitution. Is the current batch of delegates able to
consider such an essential element? If!
Hugo A. Roller, Farmer and Citizen of St. John

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By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
On Saturday, August 16, the St. Thomas daily
newspaper's headline read, "Animal Welfare
Center Calls for Help."
A three-page story reported on the struggles of
the St. Croix Animal Shelter from the shortfalls
in animal abuse laws and enforcement to the lack
of funding to keep their doors open. The St. John
Animal Care Center deeply understands
these issues.
The ACC Board of Directors can
emphatically and passionately
concur with all of these impor-
tant issues of its sister organiza-
tion on St. Croix.
Emaciated dogs left behind
and abandoned, dogs starving
to death and dying of dehydra-
tion, left on chains alone and
uncared for; cat populations left
to create numerous problems at
dumpsters, cockfighting and dog
fighting as well sadly, too many
animals are brutally and violently
Worse still is the fact that continual animal
abuse going on unchecked eventually grows into
serious social ills and community violence.
As I have mentioned in other columns the root
of these issues are the feelings one gets from the
mistaken "power and control." People who do
not understand this lesson are "at risk" of their
lives spinning out of control.
It is time for both animal advocates and those
who love this community to take a stand.
Citizens must appeal to both the executive and
legislative branches of the government as well
as the Department of Agriculture, the V.I. Police
Department, Social Services and even our De-
partment of Tourism since visitors are impacted
in their opinion of our islands when we do not
indicate compassion toward animals!

Ask them to please consider the important
work that these animal agencies do which im-
pacts us all. There will be a full hard-copy list of
government contacts at our ACC. Residents may
also wish to email me for that list. It is time we
voice our numerous needs for the many home-
less, abused and abandoned animals that do not
have a voice.
Adoption Options
One of the main responsibilities of the
ACC is to find loving homes for our
homeless animals. Sadly there are
many wonderful animals that have
been at the shelter for too long.
They can be seen waiting
anxiously for that special com-
panion to walk through those
doors. This ACC column will
be featuring both a picture and
a brief outline of those dogs -
and cats too that we believe
you should consider making a
part of your family.
Consider Adopting
"Humpty Bogart"
I met this great male dog for the first
time when our Board Shelter Chair Diana Ripley
brought him to the photo-op when we received
the generous check from Cat Bratten for the Bar
Wars ACC Fund Raiser.
What a great dog! Humpty has been at the shel-
ter for a year. He is so ready to become some-
one's best buddy.
In the summer of 2007, Humpty was roaming
St. John when he was noticed by some people
who were concerned for him. He was skinny,
with no collar and he wasn't neutered.
After a trip to the vet he was given a clean bill
of health. Humpty is very lovable and a total ham.
He loves people and a big cushion to sleep on.
Humpty loves to go for walks and does well on a
leash. He doesn't show much interest in cats and
chills out like a longtime friend.

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Students and Teachers Kick Off New School

Continued from Page 5
to treat students of all cultures and backgrounds the
"If anyone makes fun of you because of the way you
talk or the way you express yourself, I want to know
about it," said Dalmida. "If you have trouble under-
standing what others are saying due to their language,
how they talk, let us know. That will not be tolerated
at this school."
JESS officials will focus on reading skills this year,
Dalmida explained.
"The number one goal at JESS is to raise the level of
literacy in younger children," said Dalmida.
Returning upper grade JESS students were next of-
ficially seated in the cafeteria with their new Guy Ben-
jamin School graduate classmates for orientation.
"Failure is not an option," said JESS Principal Fran-
cis. "The goal is to be promoted to the next grade."
The students were on their best behavior, and were
dressed in appropriate school uniforms, Francis ex-
"Keep it up, because we have so many more impor-
tant things we need to think about," said Francis.
The JESS bathrooms were completely remodeled
over the summer, the principal added.
A new JESS program called, "Positive Behavior In-
structional Strategies" will be applied to all areas of
school behavior, according to Lecia Richmond.
School uniforms are extremely important, Francis
"Why do we have rules in sports?" asked Francis.
"So every one can play at the same level and know
the rules," replied one young lady.
School Uniforms Are Important
Students must wear socks above the ankles or they
will be sent home, the principal explained.
Francis has purchased a supply of socks for students
to change into, if the ones they wear from home do not
pass muster, he added.
Skirts can be no shorter than one inch above the
knee, front and back, explained Francis.
Parents were advised to purchase skirts with long
hems, so they can be let out through out the year, the
principal added.
Parents will be informed if skirts are too short, prior
to sending students home, according to Francis.
Shirts must be tucked in at all times without excep-
tion and boys are not permitted to wear their pants in

the baggy "hip-hop" style, Francis added.
Parental Involvement Needed
The most important thing this year at JESS will have
nothing to do with money, explained Francis.
"What I need most does not have a dollar value -
it's parent involvement," said the JESS principal.
JESS elementary teachers for the 2008-2009 school
year are: Catherine Stull, Kindergarten; Jewel Wil-
liams, 1st Grade; Kamisha Stephenson, 2nd Grade;
Lucinda Parsons, 3rd Grade; Jacqueline Oliphant, 4th
Grade; Eurcelyn Simpson, 5th Grade; Lisa Mars, Gift-
ed and Talented; Dianne Cameron, 6th Grade; Ambro-
zine Fullerton, Transition 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade; Ann
Sewer, Elementary Literacy Coach; and Mary Joan
Wilder, Elementary Reading.
Itinerate Elementary teachers are: Joyce Whitaker,
Physical Education; Jaime Lembach, Spanish; Chris-
topher Home, Computers; and Danielle Greenaway,
Music. Claudette Cross is the Itinerate Counselor.
Secondary teachers for the 2008-2009 school year
are: Eudith Browne, 7th and 8th Grade Social Studies;
Miriam Sorhaindo-Otto, 7th and 8th Grade Science;
Samuel Liburd, 9th Grade Science Lab 3-9; Kimberly
Todman, 7th and 8th Grade English; Evans Williams,
9th Grade Social Studies; Abiola Hodge, 7th and
8th Grade Math; Angelique Thorpe, 9th Grade Math
and Math Coach. The positions of 9th Grade English
teacher and Literacy Coach were still vacant on the
first day.
Additional professionals at JESS this year are:
Gweneth Roberts, Special Education; K.D. Munnelly-
Scheer, MIS I Jr. High; Mitzi Roberts, MIS I Interme-
diate; William Judkins, Elementary SIS/MIS I Primary,
Secondary; and Kerry Ann Martin, SPIS.
William Johnson, Music, 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade; Le-
cia Richmond, Physical Education 7th and 9th Grade;
Carolyn Hodge, Spanish, 8th and 9th Grade; Debo-
rah Ledansky, Computer Lab, 7th,8th, and 9th Grade;
Joyce Sprauve, Family and Consumer Science; Aveli-
no Samuel, Industrial Arts; Clemmie Moses, Business;
and Milda Montes, English as a Second Language, are
also teaching this year.
The upper grade Counselor is Dariel Bastian.
Alice Krall and Shatik Stephens are two JESS par-
ents who plan to take the lead this year in rejuvenating
the school's Parent Teacher Association group.
Both women have "a new vision for a cooperative
parent group," they said.

Rhythm & Views

My experience at the DNC

Continued from Page 15
tense arguments and did the most bizarre things.
There was a group of people who carried signs saying "if you
do not read the bible and believe in God you are going to hell and
you are evil." No matter what our beliefs may be, we have to
respect the beliefs and choices of others. I found this to be very
ignorant and disrespectful.
Everyday being among the protesters felt as if it could probably
be your last. There were few occasions when I was personally
threatened by the protesters for something I said or for taking pic-
tures of the wrong people. But that was when I found them more
hilarious than threatening. They would have been jokes when I
was finished with them.
There were protesters for the war, abortion, gay rights, people
even protested to not vote for Senator Obama. Even though some
of the protests were bogus, I was proud to see that the people
actually cared.
Did I Meet the Guy?
Going to the convention I had great expectations. Few were
attained and still others were placed in the false hope box. On the
way to the convention I thought that all the students would have
front row seats to everything, but I was wrong.
Students had to get credentials to be inside the building where
most of the speeches were given. They either had to obtain them
from the state delegation if they had extras or go in the
streets and practically beg people for theirs.
My experience did fall short of the one-on-one conversation
which I had hoped would have taken place between me and Ba-
rack Obama.
I went to Denver thinking it will be easy to meet Barack Obama
and shake his hands. Once again I was wrong. Millions of people
were in the city all week and he only arrived on Thursday, so it
was practically impossible to get near him. Even though I did not
meet him, however, my experience was incredible.
Once again, "Thank you" to the amazing people of the island
who made my experience possible. I always try to represent St.
John well, especially for the amazing people who care so much
and were kind enough to donate out of their own pockets.
To conclude, I leave you with the quote from our future Presi-
dent Barack Obama.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or
some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are
the change that we seek."



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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

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. -. .*

Monday, September 8
Register for classes at St. John School of the Arts as soon as pos-
sible since classes begin September 8.
Monday, September 8 "Copyrigd
The Virgin Islands WAPA will be having a water haulers and pri- pyrigh d aal
vate/commercial standpipe users meeting to introduce the author- "
ity's new Automated Standpipe System on Monday, September 8,
at 5:30 p.m. at the Legislative Conference Room. nt
Wednesday, September 10
Mario Francis, principal of the Julius E. Sprauve School, advises
all parents, guardians and the general public that a PTA meeting Available from Com m ercial News Providers"
has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 10, at 5:30 p.m. Available from Com m ercial News Providers"
in the school's cafeteria.
Saturday, September 13 -
Saturday, September 13, will be the primary election day in the
territory. -
Monday, September 15
The St. John Singers directed by John Cahill will start rehearsals
on Monday, September 15, at the Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay. -
Tuesday, September 16
Woodturning Club starts on Tuesday, September 16, at Indus-
trial Arts Classroom at the Julius E. Sprauve School at 3:30 p.m.
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.

St. John Police Report

Friday, August 22 alarm at Scotia Bank in The Marketplace. 3:25 p.m. A visitor from New Jersey dent in the area of Starfish Market. Auto
10:25 a.m. Badge #45 c/r an auto ac- Activated alarm. p/r that someone stole his bag containing accident.
cident in the area of Fashion Palace. Auto 3:00 p.m. A resident c/r that her broth- his personal items including a prescrip- Wednesday, September 3
accident. er is non-responsive. Auto accident. tion dive mask in the area of Mongoose 8:33 p.m. A Hansen Bay resident c/r
1:00 p.m. Government of the Virgin 8:00 p.m. A citizen c/r that there is a Junction. Grand larceny. sounds of shots fired in the East End area.
Islands c/r an employee of WAPA was dispute at his residence. Landlord/tenant 7:45 p.m. A resident p/r someone hit Unfounded.
electrocuted at said establishment. Acci- dispute. his car with a baseball bat. Damage to a Thursday, September 4
dental injury. Tuesday, August 26 vehicle. 2:55 a.m. ADT Security c/r an acti-
Sunday, August 24 3:40 a.m. Management at St. John Inn Sunday, August 31 vated alarm at Larry's Landing. Burglary
9:15 a.m. A citizen c/r that some- r/ that a male was intoxicated outside said 12:05 a.m. A resident r/ damage to her in the third.
one broke into his villa and stole several business. Police assistance, vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 7:15 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto acci-
items. Burglary in the second. Thursday, August 27 7:08 a.m. ADT Security c/r an activat- dent in front of Joe's Diner in Cruz Bay.
12:40 p.m. A resident p/r someone 10:40 a.m. An Estate Adrian resident ed alarm at Larry's Landing in Cruz Bay. Auto accident.
damaged his vehicle. Damage to vehicle. p/r that someone collided into his vehicle. Activated alarm. 9:00 a.m. A citizen p/r that she lost her
3:40 p.m. A citizen c/r a vehicle was Auto accident. Monday, September 1 passport. Lost passport.
involved in an auto accident. Auto acci- 3:45 p.m. A resident c/r that his father 7:25 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r 9:10 a.m. An employee at the front
dent. passed away in his house in Coral Bay. that someone stole his laptop. Grand lar- desk of the Westin Resort and Villas
Monday, August 25 D.O.A. ceny. c/r that a guest reported a stolen laptop.
8:10 a.m. A resident p/r that he was Friday, August 29 7:56 p.m. Security at the Cruz Bay Grand larceny.
involved in an auto accident on the barge. 5:45 a.m. A Rock Ridge Road resident dock c/requesting assistance with a minor 4:20 p.m. A George Simmons Ter-
Auto accident. r/ that his home was burglarized. Burglary with stolen property, race resident p/r that he got a threatening
9:40 p.m. An Estate Rendezvous and in the second. 11:52 p.m. A citizen r/ hearing some- phone call. Telephone harassment.
Ditliff resident p/r that he recovered a run 10:15 p.m. ADT Security c/r an ac- one scream for help in the area of a villa Friday, September 5
aground vessel in the area of Haulover tivated alarm at Colombian Emeralds in in Estate Contant. Suspicious activity. 8:20 a.m. A resident r/ an auto acci-
Bay. Recovered vessel. Wharfside Village. Activated alarm. Tuesday, September 2 dent in the area of George Simmons Ter-
1:55 p.m. ADT Security c/r a hold-up Saturday, August 30 8:10 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto acci- race. Auto 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 Friedenberg

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
info cruzbayrealty.com

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

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

John Foster Real Estate
tel. 774-3636 fax 774-3939

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

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

Town & Country Real Estate

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The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737

Retail Space Available
Excellent location
on 2nd floor, 808 s/f,
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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

Brand New Office/Retail
Space Available
Excellent Location
right next to Westin!
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Only 2 spaces remain:
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Scenic Properties
Cruz Bay Apartments:
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3BDR /2B AC, fully
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Rd Rendezvous &
Ditliff Call Steve or Vera
626-4423 or 690-1514

21' Solent Swooft
salvaged Coral Bay,
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please contact:

located in Coral Bay,
flat lot with water views,
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For sale by owner:
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St. Thomas
Marina Market

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

Watersports Jobs!

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

Nonprofit org needs part-time accounting services from experienced
individual with excellent knowledge of Quickbooks, Excel, Federal
grant policies and procedures, payroll, indirect cost recovery and
good fiscal management practices. 3 hours biweekly at Coral Bay,
St. John office. Job posting available at http://www.coralbaycom-
CBCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a Drug Free Workplace Policy
CBCC encourages women and minority contractors to apply

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W/D. $1000/week/dbl.

Family video tape lost.
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4WD, auto, 20" chrome rims,
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Located in St. Croix, VI
$17,800.00 Contact:
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or (828) 331-9703

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Gallows Point
The Mail Center
Nature's Nook
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Starfish Market

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Caneel Bay Resort
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Pine Peace Market
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Parent Concerns Regarding Roundabout

Continued from Page 2
to a reduction of noise for students, who
are no longer bothered by the sounds of
cars speeding through the intersection, the
principal added.
"Motorists used to gun through like
mad, so the traffic is a plus of the project,"
said Francis. "The noise level should not
increase beyond what we've become ac-
customed to living with."
While several residents posed questions
regarding the roundabout's effects on dif-
ferent sectors of the community, Francis
ensured the conversation stayed geared
toward how the project will impact JESS
students, as the meeting was called for the
benefit of parents, he explained.
The principal encouraged parents to
"come and walk where your children
walk," and to continue to give feedback
regarding the project.

Terry has been pleased by the willing-
ness of project contractor Island Roads to
work with the Department of Education,
she explained.
DPW stated its commitment to ensuring
the project is completed within the esti-
mated time frame of 650 days, or approxi-
mately two years.
"We will definitely be working hand in
hand with the Department of Education
and the contractor to ensure we have a
smooth, on-time project," said McClean.
"We will always keep the best interest
of students at heart," added St. Thomas/
St. John District Superintendent Jeanette
Smith-Barry. "We will remain vigilant and
make sure the children aren't negatively
Former national PTA CEO Warlene
Gary also spoke at the August 28 meeting
(related story on page 11).


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Pre-primary Senate Candidates Forum

Continued from Page 3
Change the Law
"In the constitution, we can place some-
thing similar to Proposition 13 in Califor-
nia," said Barshinger, who was elected as a
delegate to the fifth Constitutional Conven-
The proposed law allows for houses to
be assessed when they are bought, and
are not assessed again until they are sold,
Barshinger explained.
Another weighty matter on the minds of
the St. John audience concerned recreation-
al facilities for its young people.
Candidates were asked what should be
done to provide recreational facilities now
for the youth of St. John, and what is the leg-
islature's responsibility to the youth of the
Virgin Islands, specifically on Love City.
"The legislature has allocated $1.5 mil-
lion for all four islands," said Williams.
No Community Center
"There are community centers on St.
Thomas and St. Croix, but not St. John,"
Daniel said. "The Senator at Large goes by
the basketball court every day, and we don't
hear anything from our Senator at Large."
Jackson compared the recreational facili-
ties at the Westin Resort and Villas to those
available to the St. John public.
"On my way here, I noticed the inade-
quate recreational facilities only a mile from
the Westin," said Jackson. "After I arrived, I
saw what the Westin has on the property for
its guests."
There is land available for recreation on
St. John, Monsanto explained.
Recreation Land Available
"St. John has had land for recreation for
the last 40 years, with no set budget," said
Monsanto. "It is all in one lump sum."
Investments need to be made in com-
munity service, explained Ballentine, who
raised $1 million for "Boys Club" programs
in the states.
Bonny Corbeil asked the senate hopefuls
for their opinions about the pay raises the
senators approve for themselves just days
before the deJongh administration took of-
Barshinger and Hill had discussed pay
raises for the senate the previous June, but
both were "against doing it in a lame duck
senate," he said.
Donastorg was against the raises, he ex-
Hill, however, voted for the raises.
"I voted for it and I would do it again,"
said Hill. "I have a master's degree. I work
very, very hard for the citizens of the Vir-
gin Islands, and at the time I was making
$80,000 a year."
Residents raised the issue of Virgins Is-
lands culture during the forum.
"We have gone from fish fries to dog
shows," said Persey Sprauve. "Are we
Americanized or West Indian."
Each candidate strongly endorsed the
West Indian culture.
Increasing ferry fares were discussed as

Federal Subsidies for Ferries
"How is it possible in Puerto Rico for
people to pay only $1 to $3 for a lengthy
ferry trip," said Barshinger. "Because that
territory takes advantage of federal subsidy
dollars. Ferry companies in Puerto Rico can
do that because their records are in order."
Candidates for office who did not live on
St. John were asked when they were last on-
"I was on St. John about a month ago to
look for a certain tree to cure arthritis, which
I was able to find," said Carty.
Closing remarks by the candidates also
yielded a few surprises.
"Don't worry about whether your con-
stitution is constitutional," said Ballentine.
"White folks put what they want to in theirs.
They didn't worry about whether it was con-
stitutional or unconstitutional."
"It's constitutional until the courts say it's
not," Ballentine continued.
$4 Million Owed to Love City
"I spoke to the governor (who was at the
Democratic Convention in Denver) on the
phone last night to let him know that I was
coming here this evening," said Barshinger.
"I told him I wanted to know if he would
confirm for me that the $4 million for the
parking garage is still owed to us. He agreed
with me that it is."
Better health care services are needed on
St. John, explained Baker.
"By the time you get to St. Thomas, you
are going to die," Baker said.
New Emergency Boat
"Don't minimize the fact that I personally
got an $800,000 emergency medical service
boat for St. John which is being inspected
stateside this week, before being delivered
here," said Williams.
The young senator had "made up his mind
that something had to be done right away"
when he saw the deplorable condition the
old boat was in, he said.
"It was shameful and unacceptable," said
After the forum, the candidates lingered
to answer additional questions from the pub-
lic. The complete September 13 St. Thomas/
St. John District Senate Democrat primary
ticket will include Patrick Simeon Sprauve,
Hill, Louis Willis, Shawn-Michael Malone,
Myron Jackson, Adlah Donastorg, Shirley
Sadler, and Williams. The Senate at Large
Democrat ticket will include Monsanto,
Barshinger and Daniel.
General Election October 4
"We were gratified to have 14 candidates
attend and share their views with the audi-
ence," said CBCC president Sharon Col-
dren. "We all got to know them better and
learned much about them and their interest
in St. John concerns. It was a very educa-
tional evening."
"We encourage everyone to take the time
to vote," Coldren said. "In order to vote in
the General Election, residents must register
to vote by October 4."

St. John Tradewinds, September 8-21, 2008 25

TON 340-693-7325
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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
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ing East End of St. John northward to vari-
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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
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expansive views overlooking British Virgin
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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.


-This beautiful 5 bedroom home is right
on the water at dynamic Hart Bay.
Watch or join the surfers riding the
waves or watch and listen to the surf
from the 2 separate swimming pools
each with a spacious sun deck. This
very special home includes such Features as infinity edge pool, grotto
and waterfall, coral stone floors, decks and railings, stainless
appliances, air conditioning, custom hardwood doors and windows,
custom roof tile, designer hardware, custom furniture, huge generator.
Arguably the most beautiful house and location on St. John! $7.995M
"Bella Vista" is a well maintained and
TORTOLA beautifully decorated home, perched
high atop cool Bordeaux Mt. Views from
Jost Van Dyke to Virgin Gorda. Quality
construction with hardwood floors and
beautiful wood trim. Accommodations
include a large master suite, 2 spacious
guest bedroom suites, loft that sleeps six and a one-bedroom
apartment with separate entrance. New appliances and furnishings;
spa and sun deck. This home is a "must see". $950,000.
"House With A View" lives up to its
name with beautiful views over Rendez-
vous Bay and St. John's south shore.
This 4 bedroom home is high enough to
catch the cooling tradewind breezes but
close enough to Rendezvous Bay to
hear the surf and see the varied colors of
water around the coral heads and beaches. This is a large lot in a
quiet, established neighborhood yet just minutes from Cruz Bay. The
pool and deck are new and make this an attractive short-term rental or
a great family home. REDUCED TO $1M UNTIL 9130108 ONLY
"Coral Bay Casa" Masonry 2 bdrm
2 bath home in Upper Camrolina.
Enjoy unimpeded views of Coral Bay
Harbor and Bordeaux Mountain
across the valley. The master suite is
on the main level along with the
kitchen, dining, living areas and deck.
Spacious lower level bedroom suite
has separate entrance and is already plumbed for an additional
kitchen. Deeded beach rights at Johnson's Bay. $875,000

Battery Hill Condos Two lovely ground floor
2-bedroom units with spacious, private sun
decks and delightful water views. Tastefully
furnished and completely air-conditioned,
these units are walking distance to town and
Frank Bay Beach. Just steps away from both
the spacious pool deck amid tropical landscap-
ing and the ample parking area. Excellent
rentals. $550,000 & $895,000
"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne
designed condos under construction in Cruz
Bay. Two, three and four bedrooms available,
A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach and town. Water
views, high quality appliances. These will be
some of the most spacious condos on St. John.
Only 20% down. Completion scheduled for Fall
2008. Special pre-construction prices: $825,
000 to $1.6M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunity! Buy one quarter
ownership in a 4 bedroom or a 2 bedroom condo. Contact Islandia for details.

Cottages on a flat knoll in Estate Bethany just above Sunset Ridge.This
property has breathtaking views from the south shore to the Durloe Cays,
including St. Croix,Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.Topographical map, Engineer-
ing, historical, environmental, archeological studies etc. for a small resort have
been done. Currently property has 6 small income producing rental units.
Greenleaf Commons New Commercial Space Available: A golden
opportunity to rent space in one of St. John's nicest commercial centers. This
is a new masonry building with arches, concrete columns and stone accents
with professional landscaping. There will be plenty of on-site off-street parking,
loading dock and a back-up generator. This new building is located close to
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the perfect property to fulfill your needs and dreams.

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Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix

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

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

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

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

26 St. John Tradewinds, September 8-21, 2008

John McCann & Assoc.


BONUS Private well mainb TURN KEY SCUBA/pleasure EXQUISITE 5 RR, ,S IRA
taiard home in Coral Bay with boea buineisz wl/ iimplresive 4 srately ills in Virgin Grand
ample room i add an addi- year history. Business boasts a Estates boasts fantastic views
hionIl unic dt W.-na;irt Thi 2004, 26ft. Powcrei. all equip- of Great Cruz Bay to St.
houmr cDEIr~ ith arrk ILX'TRA munl. cmpressor and proven rhomus. Includes the highest
LOT. Keep the exira Lot or sell wbcsite rhac drz s tnc $ and qL4 liiy ftiishci yi'd c~xpect
ii off to rCeunp some of your Ioyal rtpeai eli rtis. VYou re in in *his Iulli-lmillin dollar
cxpenis. JUST S425,000. bnsinea s for jut 5169,9001 neighborhood. 2,199,999.
PRICEIl TO Sli.l1 I'hL PANORAMIC views oOver
aweeame va aliot bame lRtndre.vaous Bay from r IhLs
has cqual 2br. 2ba eosuitc, popular rental home with
grT A roo1m Ieads La wall n' gran C.nribb4ir, r'lir. 1l R. '
gl4ss capIrrinul hiug wTCr 3BA WiWh hlge deck and
views. Just S1,175,000. pool area. S1,060,0o -,
LOWER PETER BAY 4br. 4-5ba, p00l and juMw slps away Trom while sandy bteah, $&.O001,000.
TWO HOMES nesrirg complcii.n- A 2br. bh anLd Ibr, Lb4a cFnage. Hnue views. Jost S995,000.
NEAR TOWN A newly construcIcd villa with Iwo scperate 2BRJ2BA unils & pool. $1,999,999.
Developer Units GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcchttlroiI devecl. W1];t : This 2BR, 1.5BA unit is
iown from these )2bt2br just cne mile from Cruz
units starring al 875,OOD. Bsy- Am~1azi4$g sun$i water
And, (2) 3br 2ba units views, oversized vrranda
starling at l$1100,000. and huge pool. I549,000.
GRANDE BAY *Assigniment of Contract" Pentc use unit smill available for JUST..... $S75.000.
WHY RENT Sunset Ridge 2 new Ibr, Lba units w/ huge water views. $279.000 & T299.000.
SIRENUSA Luxury cortdo dcvel. is 4nerly complie. 2. 3 A J8R Ovtil- & betiin ai Sl,100,000..

bordering National Park wI pnrctl in peaceful Fish
270 A- of water frcrkvag & Bay. The perfect building
amiall sandy beach on Reefd loaiion for your dream
Bay. Enjoy views & sounds vacu iora villa wl eUsy
of the surf. 82,750,000. beach access. $925.000.
SPECIAL PRICE[ I Virgin Grand Estates two amazing 0.4 L+/-acrc las. Each for only $275,000.
18 ACRES & 29 sub divided lois above Rendczer us with most roads paved. Call us for Dctuils.
NEW LISTING Priced To Sell! Motivuied Ownerl CIarlina .25+/- sc Grect views. $209.999.
BEACHFRONT two lots. ork has 155 fr of heachfrliOt Adjaceni In has dLeded plh. S949,000.
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY *xpircd plans & pcrmiris for $ inril iondo prOj..- 12,750,000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable north shore vicws........ $3500OO000,
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 views. $1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-ac.knoll lop w/panoramic views ex ellcnt developmcni pouential.s1],299.999.
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable .7 +/- ac. lot with great water views.....5~49,499.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island views itlJosl and Sandy Cay lo Leduck...........$429,000.
REDUCED oversized lot in Coral Bay nCar proposed marina projct .............. JUST $31.0,00.
WHAT A DEAL Chool t Hole ilt with atilve plons & perrmic in p ----................... 229,000.
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prealigLons Chobcle HoleC A STEAL AT IUST..........-195,000.
EMMAUS A grear oI a a greal price with huge Coral Bay harbor views .......Now just 5175,000.
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMcsc weeks v*il. I LOCATION. LOCATION Many options extist
able. Prices range from $11 ,00 to $125,000 I fr ihis Retail Shopping Center. $2,250,000.


Thursday, September 18th

9 s1. .. : SS 8" .".

PERELANDRA- is a romantic two bedroom,
two bath Caribbean style villa offering stun-

f ning panoramic views and evening sunsets,
"..:-- privacy, convenient location and comfortable
elegance. Nestled high on the hillside above
Cruz Bay with lush gardens and a private pool.

BORDEAUX MT.- Three bedroom/two bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, /1 acre
lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the dis-
tance, fragrant bay trees, lush vegetation. Take advantage
of all the benefits of owning a Force 10 home. $675,000.
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.
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.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush /2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.
WESTIN Choose from over 200 resale timeshares at the
beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the hotel.
Priced from $10,500.

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 LOcAoNs Mongoose Junction (340) 776-6776 & The Marketplace (340) 774-8088 .

TOLL FREE 1-800-905-6824 www.HolidavHomesVI.com -0. aS.M

Excellent business opportunity. Well established res-
taurant and mini- golf course. Breath taking views of Pills-
bury sound and St Thomas from dining terrace, no better
place to enjoy a good meal and view the sunset. Zoned
B-2 which allows a multitude of commercial uses; ie retail,
hotel,condos,apts., plenty of room for any of these uses
on this 1.11 acre parcel.Adjacent 1 acre B-2 parcel avail-
able. Just Reduced to $3,900,000

Spectacular view location for variety of B-2 uses.
Hotel, condo, retail, offices, or a combination of all suits
this one of a kind lot. Owner has plans for condo/hotel
development, with feasibility study and preliminary plans.
Zoning allows for 80 persons per acre, for a multi-story de-
velopment. Panoramic views of Pillsbury Sound and West
to St. Thomas, and south to St Croix. Minutes from Cruz
Bay. Just Reduced to $2,800,000

Waterfront lot located on Chocolate Hole Pond. Easily accessible lot with gentle slope to waters edge, easy build..
Located a stones throw away from the planned prestigious high end Pond Bay Club Development. This quiet residential
neighborhood has great breezes and deeded access to Chocolate Hole beach. $475,000

Mostly Flat 1/2 acre + lot, part of Guavaberry Farms Sub-division. Overlooks fresh water pond, off main road for
easy access. Good breezes and quiet neighborhood with covenants and restrictions. Last lot in 7 parcel sub-division.

Spectacular view from this 1/2 acre + Fortsberg lot(s). Moderate grade, with sweeping views of East End,Tortola, and
Coral Bay. Easy access off main sub-division road. Priced to sell at $350,000. Adjacent 1/2 acre lot also available for
joining parcels together to make a very private 1 acre + lot for Just $700,000.


(340) 774.3939 fax wwwusvi-realestat o (36

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 $2,399,000
LOVE NEST Welcome to this sparkling, bright & airy, NEW VILLA ELLISON Spectacular, new
brand new cottage overlooking Hurricane hole, Coral construction in Virgin Grand Estates. Generous floor
Bay, & BVI. A C/O has been obtained for this gem, and plan w/3 levels of living space offers privacy/views from
plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA w/pool on all rooms. 3 spacious master suites, king beds, outdoor
the 1/2 acre site. Move right in! Park your money here stone showers, granite counters, maple cabinetry. AC,
& watch it grow. $559,000 satellite TV, high speed internet in all rooms. Pool level
ADVENTURE VILLA is located within a lush tropical offers wet bar, sat. TV, and sunshine all day.
setting of fruit trees & tropical palms with impressive Coral Professional. landscaping w/grey water irrigation.
Bay views and beyond views. Remodeled in 2002 this 4 Sunsets year round. $2,890,000
bdrm luxury villa is built for comfort, space, and privacy MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charming B&B.
with large expansive new trex decks. Cathedral ceilings, This compound offers a gated entry, near to lovely
native stone, mahogany & cypress, and custom stained Frank Bay and town. Multi unit property consisting of (4)
glass accents detail the interior. Great breezes. lbd/lba units with A/C, common pool and garage.
$1,195,000 Motivated Seller! Price reduced to $975,000 below
INN LOVE A delightful short term rental villa in an appraised value.
excellent location in Great Cruz Bay! A tasteful 5 bdrm, ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in
5 bath gem with a pool, spa tub, a/c bedrooms, at the end of the road for added privacy. Walking
attractive furnishings, marble and hardwood floors, distance to Coral Bay. Currently configured as two
professional landscaping, and beautiful views of Great separate rental units. Solar water heater, bedrooms
Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Stone entry arches wired for AC, organic garden, washer/dryer. Room to
lead to brick and stone courtyards and create an add. Approved buildings plans available for additional
atmosphere of old world charm. $1,795,000. home. $749,000
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