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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: September 22, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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V.I. Unity Day Group Property Tax Lawsuit To Continue
Judge Gomez Cancels 2006 Property Tax Bills and Finds Government in Contempt Page 3


Judge Joins
Cases of Three
Defendants in
Murder Trial
Boston, Thomas
and Ward To Be
Tried Together
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Barshinger To Face
Sen. Wesselhoft for
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


This 10-wheel dump truck flipped over along King Hill Road, taking out a stone wall and
leaking hundreds of gallons of diesel into the ground.



Flipped Dump Truck Leaks Diesel on


TPL-owned Estate Maho Bay Property


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A 10 wheel dump truck loaded down with more
than 20 tons of rock drove through the stone wall on
King Hill Road and flipped over the hillside spilling
about 100 gallons of diesel into the ground.
No one was injured in the accident, which took out
about 20 feet of the stone wall located on the steep
corer of lower King Hill Road leading to North
Shore from Centerline Road.
While the accident occurred on Thursday, Septem-
ber 4, around 3:30 p.m., it wasn't cleared until more
than a week later when a crane was transported to St.
John.
"There was not a tow truck on St. John that could
have gotten that truck out," said V.I. National Park
Superintendent Mark Hardgrove.
A crane finally removed the truck on Saturday, Sep-
tember 13, but the smell of diesel was still thick in the
air on Monday, September 15.
"We've probably got about 100 gallons of diesel
fuel, oil, hydraulic fuel and transmission oil down
there," Hardgrove said.
There were two people in the truck at the time of
the accident, both of whom climbed out of the cab
safely, according to the VINP Superintendent.
"No one was hurt," said Hardgrove. "Both men
were able to get out of the driver's side window and
through the brush up the hill. I suspect they got more


cuts and bruises climbing up the hill than they did in
the accident."
The damaged wall is owned by VINP, but the site of
the accident is part of the Estate Maho land recently
purchased by the national non-profit group Trust for
Public Land.
TPL worked for years to acquire the more than 400-
acre Estate Maho Bay in a deal that was finalized just
last year with a reported several million-dollar price
tag.
The group plans to survey the fuel-laden area, ac-
cording to officials.
"We're going to have an environmental firm go out
and survey the area and tell us the extent of the spill
and what would be involved in cleaning it up," said
John Garrison, TPL's southeast regional director.
Although Garrison would not state who owned the
truck, the incident will most likely be covered by in-
surance, according to the TPL official.
"The truck is personally owned and I would imag-
ine that the truck owner has insurance which would
pay for the damage," Garrison said.
VINP officials will also work with the truck owner
to repair the wall, Hardgrove explained.
"I have a feeling there might be enough rock down
in the hole, which was in the truck before it flipped,
to repair the wall," said Hardgrove. "I'm looking for-
ward to hearing from the responsible party or their
insurance company and we'll work with them."


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St. John Chapter of STI/STJ Chamber

of Commerce Meeting Is Sept. 23
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will now be meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every
month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 23, at
5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose Center. The meeting will
end promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Subjects on next week's agenda include: an update on the tour-
ism greeter initiative; and update on the VIPA turnstiles and fees;
an update on the traffic circle and upcoming events including
Chamber Business After Hours on St. John in October and Festival
of Lights in December.
Your participation and input is important and so is your mem-
bership in the chamber. If you have not yet submitted your ap-
plication please contact Kate Norfleet at 513-0647 or by email to
stjohnchapter@gmail.com.

Prostate Cancer Screening Sept. 27
St. John Tradewinds
A prostate cancer screening clinic is scheduled for Saturday,
September 27, at the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health
Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Prostate Cancer is the most common type of cancer found in
American men. Screening is recommended for all men over 40
years old.
The rate is higher among African-American men and men with
a family history of prostate cancer.
A simple blood test and an optional digital rectal examination
will be offered. There is a minimal fee of $25 to cover lab costs,
but participants might qualify for the service at no cost by calling
the American Cancer Society at 775-5373. For more information
call 693-8900.

KATS Basic Skills Program Starting

October 18; Applications Available

St. John Tradewinds
KATS stands for Kids And The Sea kids safely having fun on
the water, through an educational program bringing together the
Virgin Islands' greatest human resource its youth and its great-
est natural resource, the sea.
The program seeks to increase the enjoyment, understanding
and safety of youngsters in their relationship with the sea that sur-
rounds them through hands-on experience in boat handling and
basic seamanship skills. It is very important for reasons of safety,
recreation and careers in the marine industry or tourism fields that
an island community's children be trained on the water.
The KATS Basic Skills Program is a series of eight to 10 three-
hour sessions consisting of classroom instruction, shore side and
on-the-water activities. The children learn rowing, knot tying, an-
choring, docking, man overboard, capsize recovery, weather and
rules of boating. The program is intended to expose kids to basic
principles and techniques of seamanship in order to prepare them
with knowledge of life on, in or by the sea.
Interested children age 8 (by December 2008) or older should
meet at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay on Saturday, October 18, at 9
a.m. Children can be picked up at 12 p.m. at Skinny Legs. The pro-
gram runs from October 18 through December 20, with no session
the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
A swim test will be administered the first session, in which the
child must demonstrate basic swimming skills. A bathing suit,
towel and water shoes anything that can be worn in the water
- are necessary.
Applications must be returned to Jennifer Robinson at Connec-
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3718.


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St. John Tradewinds, September 22-October 5, 2008 3



Unity Day Group Continues Lawsuit Against Government Over Property Taxes


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. government had a busy
week in court earlier this month.
On the heels of District Court
Judge Curtiz Gomez finding the
V.I. Government in contempt of
court for issuing 2006 property tax
bills (see related story), the V.I.
Unity Day Group filed a motion


on Thursday, September 11, for
preliminary injunctive relief in its
lawsuit against the government.
Property taxes in the territory
have been scrutinized since 2003
when the District Court ruled that
the government had been setting
tax rates unconstitutionally. The
court ordered the government to
revaluate all properties across the


territory and placed an injunction
on tax rates, freezing them at 1998
levels.
2006 Bills Rescinded
Government contractorBearing-
Point completed property revalua-
tions earlier this year. Despite the
ongoing injunction, government
officials issued 2006 property tax
bills reflecting the new rates.


Judge Finds V.I. Government in Contempt

of Court, Rescinds '06 Property Tax Bills


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Disregard those 2006 property tax bills the gov-
ernment sent earlier this month.
On September 11, District Court Judge Curtis
Gomez found the Government of the Virgin Islands
in contempt of court for violating a 2003 injunc-
tion freezing property tax rates at 1998 values.
Gomez ordered the government to rescind the
2006 property tax bills and levied a $5,000 per day
fine on the government until it comes into compli-
ance with the order.
Government officials backed themselves into a
corer by arguing in court that since the V.I. Leg-
islature passed Act 6991 in March which re-
pealed several sections of the previous tax law -
bills reflecting 1998 rates could not be issued.
$70 Million Shortfall Expected
Since Gomez found the government in contempt
of court for violating the injunction and order-
ing the 2006 bills rescinded the government
essentially can't issue any property tax bills this
year and officials expect a $70 million shortfall in
funds.
As of press time, officials were still analyzing
how the $70 million shortfall will impact govern-
ment services, according to Government House
spokesperson John Greaux.
"The budget office is analyzing the impact the
decision will have on the budget shortfall and how
it will affect the 2009 budget," said Greaux. "It has
not been determined but clearly it will be signifi-
cant. The budget was balanced on the assumption
of two property tax bills being sent next year."
The government issued a notice on Tuesday,
September 16, rescinding the 2006 property tax-
es.
2006 Bills Rescinded
"The Government of the Virgin Islands has been
directed by the District Court to rescind all 2006
property tax bills; therefore, all property owners
are advised to withhold payments of their 2006
property tax bills until further notice," according
to the order.
The notice, however, also warned residents that
the bills will eventually be sent.
"Property owners should also be aware that while
the court's ruling directs the rescission of the 2006
bills, they should continue to make provisions for
the eventual payment of these taxes once the legal
issues are resolved," according to the order.


The ongoing property tax saga plaguing the ter-
ritory began in 2003 when the District Court ruled
that the government had been issuing property tax-
es unconstitutionally and ordered the government
to conduct a territory-wide property revaluation.
The court issued an injunction at that time freezing
property taxes at 1998 levels.
The government contracted Georgia-based
BearingPoint, to the tune of more than $8 million,
to conduct the property revaluation project.
While BearingPoint completed the territory-
wide revlautions several months ago, many St.
John residents still have problems with their newly
assessed property values.
The St. John Unity Day Group, on behalf of all
St. John property tax owners, filed a separate law-
suit against the government of the Virgin Islands
(see related story on this page).
Looking for Fair System
Plaintiffs in the ongoing case against the govern-
ment are not trying to avoid paying property taxes,
according to Attorney James Derr, who represents
several parties including the VI Unity Day Group.
"I sympathize with the government's need for
property tax revenue, but they are going about it
all wrong," said Derr. "All the plaintiffs want is a
fair system they aren't trying to get out of any
tax responsibility. I think there are just some fun-
damental problems with the system."
The property tax rate injunction will stand until
a properly functioning board of tax review is in
place, according to the court ruling.
Gomez previously stated that he will review the
board on a quarterly basis, so no action is expected
on the injunction for at least 90 days.
Gomez's conclusion noted that both citizens and
government must abide by the law.
Government Must Obey Law Too
"Indeed, the government appropriately expects
its citizens to comply with all of its laws, includ-
ing the payment of taxes, failing which they risk
severe legal consequences," according to Gomez's
ruling. "The obligation to abide by the rule of the
law is not limited to the citizenry, however. That
obligation is shared with the government."
"Neither the governed nor those who govern
may decide when and if the rule of the law is ap-
plicable," according to Gomez.
The government filed an appeal with the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Friday,
September 12.


Gomez ordered those bills re-
scinded last week, found the gov-
ernment in contempt of court and
levied a $5,000 a day fine until the
government complied with the or-
der. Government officials filed an
appeal with the Third Circuit Court
of Appeals, which is pending.
Many residents on St. John saw
their property tax bills skyrocket
after BearingPoint's revaluations.
The V.I. Unity Day Group filed
suit against the government on
behalf of all Love City property
owners alleging major inaccura-
cies with the revaluations.
"The revaluation project is so
fundamentally flawed that it vio-
lates constitutional rights to due
process," said Attorney James
Derr, who is representing the V.I.
Unity Day Group. "We'd like to
move forward at least into the dis-
covery phase to get some of the
raw data that BearingPoint used to
generate the values."
IAAO Expert Introduced
The group's suit seeks to stop
the government from issuing tax
bills until assessed property val-
ues are in accordance with Inter-
national Association of Assessing
Officers standards. The latest mo-
tion in the V.I. Unity Day Group
case introduced Robert Gloude-
mans, an Arizona-based attorney
who specializes in assessment
administration and author of many
IAAO assessment standards, as an
expert witness.
Gloudemans reviewed Bearing-
Point's data and St. John property
sales between 2002 and 2005, and
found the revaluations seriously
flawed, according to court docu-
ments.
"Based on these documents I
conclude that one can have no
confidence that the revaluation
was in fact conducted or complet-
ed in compliance with IAAO and
USPAP standards," according to
Gloudemans' declaration in sup-
port of the Unity Day Group's mo-
tion for preliminary injunction.
High End Properties
Under-Assessed
Throughout the entire revalua-
tion process, high end properties
were under-valued and low end
properties were over-valued, ac-
cording to Gloudemans' declara-
tion.
"Assuming that the sales data
provided to me was properly se-
lected and calibrated in accor-
dance with the IAAO Publication
'Standard on Ratio Studies' these
figures indicate that high end
properties on St. John are being


systematically under-assessed and
low end properties are being over-
assessed," according to the dec-
laration. "In any event, the num-
bers themselves fall far outside of
IAAO standards."
As both motions are currently
pending before Judge Gomez,
V.I. Unity Day Group property
tax committee chairperson Myrtle
Barry hailed Gomez's finding the
government in contempt of court.
On the Right Track
"This is a major step in the right
direction for us relative to requir-
ing the Virgin Islands government
to acknowledge the District Court
injunction," said Barry. "This is
exactly what the V.I. Unity Day
Group is addressing because the
revaluation has not been prop-
erly addressed yet. The court ac-
knowledged that from the backlog
of formal appeals which haven't
been completed that the injunction
has been violated."
"St. John property owners know
that the property revaluations are
still incorrect," Barry said.
The group is not trying to get out
of paying property taxes, they just
want property values to be correct,
Barry explained.
"We've asserted it over and over
again that we are not against pay-
ing taxes," she said. "We want to
pay our taxes. However, the evalu-
ations have to be correct."
Continued on Page 24


INDEX

Business Directory .............22
Community Calendar .........21
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads .............23-24
Crossword Puzzler .............20
Ferry Schedules .................20
Horoscope ........................ 21
Just My Opinion .................12
Letters ......................... 6-17
O bituaries ...........................18
P olice Log ......................... 2 1
Real Estate ..................25-27
Rhythm & Views ...............15
St. John Rescue .................15
Wha's Happ'nin' ...... ........ 8


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Judge Joins Three Defendents' Cases

in Jamie Cockayne Murder Case Trial


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
VI. Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollarjoined the
cases of all three defendants facing first-degree mur-
der charges in the June 2007 murder of 21-year-old
Pennsylvania resident James Cockayne.
Cockayne was stabbed to death in front of Fashion
Palace in Cruz Bay during the early morning hours of
June 19, 2007.
After Cockayne's parents launched a national me-
dia campaign lambasting the VI. Police Department's
perceived inaction, officials arrested two local men.
Kamal Thomas, an 18-year-old Georgia native liv-
ing in Estate Gift Hill and 31-year-old St. Croix native
Anselmo Boston were arrested in August 2007. Both
men face first-degree murder, first-degree assault and
weapons charges, and are under house arrest.
More than a year after the murder, VIPD officials
arrested 20-year-old Jahlil Ward on June 27 when
he returned to the territory from the mainland. Ward
also faces first-degree murder, assault and weapons
charges.
Defense Attorney Spurs Third Arrest
Ward's arrest came after Thomas' attorney Michael
Joseph submitted an affidavit naming the St. John
man as a suspect in a May pre-trial hearing.
At the latest pre-trial hearing on August 19, As-
sistant Attorney General Renee Gumbs-Carty filed a
motion to consolidate all three men's cases, a move
which Judge Hollar recently granted.
Despite it being Gumbs-Carty's motion, the move
does not bode well for the prosecution, according to
Attorney Joseph, who maintains his client's inno-
cence and Ward's guilt.
"It's really bureaucratic inertia," said Joseph. "It's
hard to say 'I was wrong.' Basically the prosecution
would rather just throw the dice and see what hap-
pens."
Thomas and Boston did get into an altercation with
Cockayne at the Front Yard Bar before the night of
the murder as the prosecution alleges but nei-
ther of the men were with Ward when the stabbing
occurred, Joseph explained.
Not All Three
"It's either my client and Mr. Thomas or Mr. Ward
- but it's certainly not the three of them together,"
said Joseph. "The witnesses said they saw one person
walk away from the murder scene."
"The jury is going to see the defense attorney act
like a prosecutor," Joseph continued. "I intend to tell
the jury that the killer is in the court room and he is


"I intend to raise a reasonable
doubt about my client. If the
jury sees reasonable doubt than
everyone walks."
Attorney Michael Joseph,
defense for Kamal Thomas


sitting right next to me his name is Jahlil Ward."
The prosecution's theory that all three men were
involved in the murder makes it easy for the defense
attorneys to raise doubt, Joseph added.
Witness Account
"If the prosecutor is not convinced, then the jury is
going to say they don't know what happened," said
Joseph. "I intend to raise a reasonable doubt about my
client. If the jury sees reasonable doubt then everyone
walks."
Joseph maintains his client's innocence and says a
witness will back up that claim, he explained.
"At least one witness will testify that he was at
Hawksnest Beach with my client when the murder
happened," said Joseph. "And that witness is a con-
tinental. Why would a continental testify for a little
rasta boy against a continental."
Boston is a mature person and Thomas, unlike
Ward, does not have a history of violent crimes, ac-
cording to the defense attorney.
"When you see Mr. Boston you can tell Mr. Boston
is a mature individual who doesn't have time to get
involved with this kind of stuff," Joseph said. "Mr.
Thomas doesn't have any record of violence. The only
thing that might come out is that my client smokes
marijuana but who doesn't at that age?"
Criminal History
"Now Ward, his record is a real record," Joseph
continued. "He's a common thug."
The defense attorney is still hoping Gumbs-Carty
will dismiss charges against his client, Joseph added.
"I hope the people see the light," said Joseph.
"They should do a dismissal without prejudice. They
can always refile the charges if they find some evi-
dence later because there is no statute of limitations
for murder."
"Right now they don't have sufficient evidence,"
Joseph said.
The murder trial against Thomas, Boston and Ward
is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 6, with
jury selection set for Friday, October 3.







St. John Tradewinds, September 22-October 5, 2008 5



Barshinger Prevails in Primary Election, Christensen To Run Unopposed


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Democrat Senator at Large can-
didate Craig Barshinger prevailed
in the primary election and will
face incumbent Senator at Large
Carmen Wesselhoft, a member of
the Independent Citizens' Move-
ment party, in the general election
on Tuesday, November 4.
Barshinger beat out fellow
Democrat Senator at Large can-
didates Harry Daniel and Lorelei
Monsanto when residents across
the territory hit the polling booths
on Saturday, September 13.
Despite low voter turnout on all
three islands, Barshinger garnered
3,062 votes territory-wide while
Daniel collected 1,676 votes and
Monsanto netted 1,212 votes.
Barshinger Takes GBS,
Daniel Tops at JESS
On St. John Barshinger came
out on top at Guy Benjamin
School where he received 19 votes
to Daniel's 12 and Monsanto's 11
votes.
Daniel received the most votes,
however, at Julius E. Spruave
School, the island's only other
polling station. Barshinger picked
up 68 votes at JESS while Daniel
collected 75 and Monsanto re-
ceived 52.
Securing his victory, Barshinger
came out ahead at most of the oth-
er polling locations across the ter-


Craig Barshinger


ritory especially at Paul B. Larsen
School on St. Croix and Joseph Si-
billy School on St. Thomas.
This is not Barshinger's first
time throwing his hat into the
Senator at Large ring. He served
one term before being unseated by
Wesselfhoft in the 2006 election.
After the votes were tallied,
Barshinger acknowledged his fel-
low Democrat candidates in the
primary election.
Key Issues Top Agenda
"I would like to give a big
'Thank You' to the voters for the
strong support in the primary elec-


"For the territory, my priority is lowering
WAPA bills by building modern plants that use
renewable energy such as sunlight, supple-
mented by inexpensive fuels such as pet-
coke."
Craig Barshinger
Senator-at-Large candidate


Carmen M. Wesselhoft


tion," said Barshinger. "Congratu-
lations to my opponents Harry
Daniel and Lorelei Monsanto for
running good campaigns. They are
both dedicated to the good of St.
John."
If elected, the Democrat's Sena-
tor at Large candidate will focus
on energy issues and ongoing
problems plaguing St. John, he ex-
plained.
"For the upcoming term, I would
like to offer the voters my firm
commitment to working on key
issues," Barshinger said. "For the
territory, my priority is lowering


WAPA bills by building modern
plants that use renewable energy
such as sunlight, supplemented
by inexpensive fuels such as pet-
coke."
"For St. John, we will resume
the quest to solve the parking prob-
lem in Cruz Bay, and seek justice
in the property tax issue through
legislative means," continued the
Senator at Large hopeful. "Spon-
sored by my senate office, St. John
will once again have regular Town
Meetings on subjects which con-
cern the people, where all are free
to speak their mind without fear of
retribution."
Barshinger is looking forward to
a busy few months as his campaign
gets into full swing, he added.
"I will be reaching out to all
voters by personal appearances,
telephone, advertising, and the In-
ternet," said Barshinger. "The In-


teret is particularly effective, and
I urge St. John residents to visit me
at www.barshinger.net."
Delegate Christensen
Wins Big
In the Delegate to Congress
race, veteran incumbent Donna
Christensen garnered a big victory
over fellow Democrat candidate
Victor Frazer. Christensen col-
lected 5,631 votes territory-wide
compared to Frazer's 1,456 votes.
Christensen came out on top by
large margins at both St. John poll-
ing stations. At GBS, the Delegate
to Congress collected 40 votes
compared to Frazer's three. At
JESS, Christensen collected 179
votes and Frazer netted 23.
A total of only 281 residents
cast their votes in the primary on
St. John, a number which officials
hope to see rise dramatically in the
November 4 general election.


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from San Juan, Puerto Rico.


San Juan Crew Finishes VINP

Project on Time, Under Budget

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Employees from the San Juan National Historic Site completed
installing pavers in front of the V.I. National Park Visitors' Center
last week as part of continued work on a new interpretative dis-
play.
The first part of the display, which highlights the importance of
philanthropy in the National Park Service, was finished in Decem-
ber 2007 in time for the VINP's 50th anniversary.
Funded by Friends of VINP, the display currently includes sev-
eral interpretive signs, a bench, covered walkway and pavers. The
next phase of the project will include installation of planters and a
low sitting wall designed by St. John architect Glen Speer.
While the pavers added an aesthetic element to the area, they
have also leveled the ground, making the VINP Visitors' Center
entrance more accessible.
VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove praised the work done
by San Juan National Historic Site employees.
"The San Juan National Historic Site Preservation crew finished
the job, on time, under budget, and it has made a huge improve-
ment to our plaza," said Hardgrove. "The next steps will be when
Glen Speer will start his sitting walls, planters and plantings. This
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Officials Considering Wind Power


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With a new academic year in
full swing, Gifft Hill School offi-
cials have big plans for the private
school and are considering alter-
native energy sources as part of
their future.
Classrooms in the upper cam-
pus, located on about eight acres
in Estate Gift Hill, are currently
conducted in what will eventually
become the gymnasium, after a
campus is constructed.
The school's lower campus is
separated from the upper campus
by about five acres of land owned
by the Catholic Church, which
GHS officials are hoping to pur-
chase.
Even if the land is not acquired,
however, school officials plan to
construct a pod-type of low-im-
pact campus akin to the layout of
eco-resort Estate Concordia, ex-
plained GHS Head Ben Biddle.
Construction would center
around green materials, solar en-
ergy and natural lighting and ven-
tilation, Biddle explained.
The school head envisions
walkways connecting the eco-
friendly buildings spread over the
school's campus, he added.
While plans for the campus are
still in the formative phase, offi-
cials are considering taking one
step in the eco-conscious direc-
tion with wind turbines the
same technology which will be
installed at Tutu Park Mall soon.


Florida-based Green Power
Electric CEO Gordon Anderson
toured the school last week and
selected an ideal site for a wind
turbine, or two, he explained.
"We're looking at initially put-
ting in one wind turbine at the
school," said Anderson. "It would
be a 50-kilowatt unit which can
generate about 165,000 kilowatts
a year, based on an average wind
speed of 13 miles and hour."
"GHS is in an excellent wind
corridor," Anderson continued. "I
expect their average wind is a lot
higher than 13 miles an hour."
While the turbines are tall struc-
tures, they are a lot quieter than
most people think, according to
Anderson.
"The base is about 18 feet by 20
feet, or 20 feet by 20 feet depend-
ing on the soil," he said. "The
base is about 100 feet tall and the
blades are another 25 feet or so. It
puts out about 65 decibels, which
at 150 feet is totally inaudible."
"It makes about the sound of
a Honda Accord engine in idle
when standing next to it," An-
derson said. "No matter what the
wind speed, the blades turn at 6.5
rpm."
Despite the height of the towers,
their location would not interfere
with any view-sheds in the area,
according to Anderson.
"It won't block anyone's view
whatsoever," he said.
Allaying anyone's fears dur-
ing hurricane season, the turbines


are constructed to withstand high
winds, Anderson added.
"Our towers are rated for winds
up to 145 miles per hour," said
Green Power's CEO. "There are
three sets of breaks on the struc-
ture and it will shut down in winds
over 50 miles per hour. We've de-
signed the foundation and towers
which are under warranty for 25
years.
If GHS officials plan to pursue
wind turbine power from Green
Electric which still depends on
board approval and several other
factors the school will not have
any up-front costs, explained An-
derson.
"This is an item that we would
lease to GHS," he said. "We would
install it, insure it and maintain
it."
Green Electric would generate
the power and sell it to GHS at a
rate lower than that of the Water
And Power Authority, Anderson
explained.
"We base our rate on WAPA,"
he said. "It's based on a reduced
kilowatt output charge. It's a rate
tied to the WAPA rate."
While wind turbines are not a
definite at GHS, school officials
are dedicated to reducing their
carbon footprint.
"We installed bamboo floors
in the lower campus this summer
and we'll be pursing alternative
energy sources as we move ahead
with our plans," said GHS devel-
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St. John seniors entertain the crowd with a song during
Adrian Senior Citizens' Center.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann

the opening celebration of the


Island Seniors Celebrate New Center


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
The 45 senior citizens who were displaced when
their Calabash Boom center was closed to make way
for the construction of an affordable housing devel-
opment have been enjoying their brand new Adrian
Center for the last month and they made it official by
hosting a celebration on Monday, September 8.
No amount of rain could dampen the spirits of those
in attendance at the Adrian Senior Citizens' Center
grand opening celebration which included more than
35 visitors and dignitaries who gave speeches, per-
formed and helped celebrate with the island seniors.
At the end of the day, no performer or even Gover-
nor John deJongh could top the musical numbers per-
formed by the talented Adrian Center musical group,
"Seniors in Harmony."
Department of Human Services Assistant Commis-
sioner Michal Rhymer-Charles was Mistress of Cer-
emony. The celebration opened with a prayer led by
Pastor Carlyle Sampson.
When Senior Citizen Affairs Administrator Eva
Williams of St. Croix introduced deJongh she nearly
brought the house, or in this case the tent, down.
On Intimate Terms
"I want to welcome Pursey deJongh here today,"
said Williams, referring to the governor by his grand-
father's name, and dropping his designation of gov-
ernor.
"Now that lets me know that we really do have a
'senior' here, to remember when my grandfather
was an elected official," exclaimed the delighted de-
Jongh.
Department of Human Services Commissioner
Christopher Finch tickled everyone's funny bones
when he told about his recent ill-fated experience in
the St. Croix Donkey Derby.
"I rode a St. John donkey named 'Calabash Boom'
- or at least I tried to," said Finch. "After it threw me


twice, I knew Calabash Boom was trouble."
Senator-at-Large Carmen Wesselhoft spoke about
her work to ensure that the seniors secured a center.
Wesselhoft's Work
"I don't usually toot my own horn, but it was my
efforts that led to getting this center established," said
Wesselhoft. "When are we getting our buses for our
St. John seniors?"
The buses are already on order, explained deJongh,
who added that the process had also been started to
actually purchase the new facility.
"I will make sure you get your buses, computers
and flat screen TV," said Wesselhoft. "I will be here
for you all the way."
After acknowledging Wesselhoft's efforts in help-
ing the seniors with the project, Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen expressed her appreciation to
several people for their contributions in making the
center a reality.
The delegate commended them for "not giving up
along the way."
Securing Social Security
Christensen also spoke about the need for qualified
citizens in the territory to have access to the same fed-
eral social security benefits for which state-side resi-
dents are entitled. Her office has made that a priority,
Christensen explained.
"Are you ready to have that first dance?" Lieuten-
ant Governor Gregory Francis asked Eirleen January.
The territory's second in command said he had al-
ready asked Mrs. January's husband, George January,
for permission to have the first dance with his wife as
soon as the center was open.
Mr. January reportedly gave his blessing to the soft
shoe prospect, and then had a question for Francis.
"Are you all going to open this new center before I
die," asked Mr. January.
Shifting gears, Francis concurred with the delegate
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big meeting scheduled at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sep-
tember 27, at the Cruz Bay tennis courts.
Everyone is invited to reorganize the St. John
Raquet Club! Whether you play or would like to
learn, please join in the fun!
Everyone Must Read Water for Elephants
What a marvelous story by Sara Gruen! She even
mentions my hometown Norwich, New York (half-
way between Utica and Binghamton) as she tells
about the traveling circuses of the 20s and 30s.
It brought back memories of my running to the
tracks of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
railroad to see the long line of boxcars full of ani-
mals as they passed through town on their way to
Binghamton. My father took me to their yearly
performances it was always thrilling and to this
day, I can remember the sounds and smells of the
big tent shows!
I saw Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey
later on, but the intimate original circuses were
unforgettable.
The railroad followed the path of the Chenango
Canal where the horses pulled boatloads of ve-
hicles and freight from the Adirondacks to central
New York state.
The story of circus life and its adventures is dif-
ferent and thoroughly entertaining. Do read this
book you'll love it!
Steve Simon Ready To Go Again
His second trip to Iraq is coming up the
troops are waiting for another taste of the blues!


I wonder what Steve would do if he didn't have a
whirlwind trip to think of? I forgot to ask about his
performance-to-be in China.
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Sunday Jazz Featured a Gifted Violinist
Last week's Jazz at the Beach Bar stepped up
a notch when Brett O'Mara played her violin. A
beautiful young lady who brought the audience to
its feet. What rhythm! I'm sure that Steve will ask
her to return.
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There's a special young man, Ezius Ashly, who
reads to me from the Bible when his mother is cut-
ting my hair. Now he's showing me how much
he's learned in his yoga class at the Art School.
He's only eight years old and shows great promise
for the future. It's a joy to see such a bright boy
who takes advantage of the educational programs
offered to him. The St. John School of the Arts
challenges the students of our public and private
schools with music, art and dance and they love
it!
We are Blessed, So Far, No Storms
The heat is pretty bad, but the heavy downpours
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St. John Tradewinds
On Thursday, September 11, St. John American Le-
gion members joined communities across the country
who paused to remember the many lives lost on Sep-
tember 11, 2001.
American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post 131 mem-
bers gathered in Cruz Bay on September 11 for the
first annual Freedom Walk to honor the memory of
the thousands who died on September 11, 2001, in
the World Trade Center terrorist attacks in New York
City.
St. John Administrator Lenoa Smith and about a
dozen residents joined American Legion members in
the walk, which started at VI. National Park Visitors'
Center and wound around the Frank Powell Park.
Back at the visitors' center the crowd observed a
moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time when Ameri-
can Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the
World Trade Center in downtown New York City in
2001. United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower
at 9:03 a.m.
The Freedom Walk was organized by the American
Legion in conjunction with the V.I. National Guard
and officials of the V.I. Veterans Affairs Office.


Members of the Ameican Legion
Auxiliary group march in Cruz Bay.
"After the march, we observed a moment of silence
to honor those who passed away and at the same time
we honored our service men and women who are
serving to ensure our way of life," said Jerry Runyon,
American Legion Post 131 Commander.
The group plans to host yearly Freedom Marches,
explained Runyon.
"This will be an annual march and next year we
hope to have even more participants," Runyon said.


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2008 Coastweeks: Island Residents Start Cleanup at Drunk Bay


By Katie Tarta
St. John Tradewinds
This past Saturday, September
20, marked the start of the 2008
V.I. Coastweeks as Drunk Bay got
a make-over.
September 20 was also an inter-
nationally identified cleanup day
where organizations like Ocean
Conservancy work with local or-
ganizations to improve the envi-
ronment. Coastweeks runs through
October 31.
On St. John the focus is on
cleaning up our bit of land for ev-
eryone's enjoyment and improving
the island's waters. Not only does
this cleaning improve beaches and
trails, but the data collected from
Coastweeks is reported to national
organizations and helps to prevent
future pollutants from ending up
on our shores.
Improving Paradise
and Beyond
In the past these coastal cleanups
have been able to identify a vari-
ety of specific debris and dump-
ing problems. For instance a few
years ago the island's Coastweeks
efforts identified large quantities
of food and beverage receipts be-
ing dumped in the bushes at Trunk
Bay.
This simple discovery led VI.
National Park officials at Trunk
Bay to take action. Now when vis-
itors are buying their snacks, they
are asked if they need a receipt,
significantly cutting down on the
amount of paper being distributed.
Undoubtedly, this also led to not
only more trash bins but ones that
are more accessible to the food and


Volunteers, organized by Friends of VINP, cleaned
Coastweeks this year on Love City.


beverage stations.
International efforts have also
identified problems with Coca-
Cola cans being retrieved from
specific locations over and over
again. This discovery jump started
investigations and a relationship
with Coca-Cola which encourages
the recycling of their cans.
Now Coke cans include promi-
nent information about the impor-
tance of recycling.
Love City's Three Weeks
of Waste Removal
VI. Coastweeks lasts for three


weeks, during which time
teers will participate in rer
hundreds of pounds of garba
debris from 14 beaches and
Volunteers last year re
picking up more than 990
of garbage. This debris is n
unsightly, but can also b
dangerous for marine life.
VI Coastweeks officials
with Friends of V.I. Nationa
University of the Virgin I
Marine Advisory Service, (
Zone Management Prograi
V.I. Waste Management Au


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Drunk Bay' of debris to kick-off


volun- to do the most possible during the
moving 21 days of local action.
ge and To find out more about VI
trails. Coastweeks coordinated cleanups
ported throughout the territory or Friends'
)ounds Adopt-A-Beach/Trail Program
lot just contact Audrey Penn at Friends of
e very VINP at 779-4940, or email ap-
enn@friendsvinp.org.
work National Public Lands Day
1 Park, Meets Coastweeks
slands' 2008 Coastweek's marks a new
Coastal relationship as VINP Superinten-
m and dant Mark Hardgrove is working
thority with Karen Brady, Friends' De-


"It is a good time for
the whole community
to get together and be
a part of something
bigger. The cleanups
also extend to beach-
es out of the park and
those that may not
get as much attention
throughout the rest of
the year."
-Audrey Penn,
program coordinator
Friends of VNIP


velopment Director, to promote a
partnership to continually remove
trash from problem areas on St.
John.
Hardgrove has issued "Fee Free"
days at Trunk Bay on Saturday and
Sunday, September 27 and 28.
While beach access is free to all,
volunteers who join a beach clean
up those days will also enjoy free
food and music.
Friends'officials are still looking
for volunteers to clean up beaches
across the island.
"It is a good time for the whole
community to get together and be
a part of something bigger," said
Penn. "The cleanups also extend to
beaches out of the park and those
that may not get as much attention
throughout the rest of the year."
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Community Meeting on Domestic


Violence Draws Few Attendents


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
The first of three community forums slated to take
place throughout the territory hosted by Dr. Iris Kern,
Domestic Violence Policy Advisor to Attorney Gen-
eral Vincent Frazer and VI. Police Department Com-
missioner James McCall, drew only a few residents
and agency officials.
Paul Jordan, on behalf of St. John Rescue and
Animal Care Center of St. John (ACC), Domestic
Violence and Sexual Assault Council director Lynn
Spencer and Bill Needham were the only attendants
at the Wednesday evening, September 17, meeting at
the Cruz Bay Legislature Building.
No other St. John public service agencies, includ-
ing the St. John Community Crisis Center, attended
the event.
In her new role, Kern hopes to create department-
wide policy, she explained.
"I want to introduce a new policy effort that has
been initiated for police," said Kern. "I am sorry there
are not others here this evening."
In addition to strengthening existing laws, Kern
hopes to consolidate efforts to address the problem,
she explained.
"I want to help providers function as more of a
team, and this meeting was a step in that direction,"
said Kern.
The Domestic Violence Policy Advisor is also fo-
cusing on educating the public about domestic vio-
lence and sexual assault by writing columns in two
newspapers. Kern also plans to host a radio program,
she added.
Child abuse and animal abuse are closely related,
according to Jordan, who read a two-page statement
from ACC president B.J. Harris.
"Studies by child protection and social service
agencies in the northeastern part of the U.S. show
that more than 80 percent of families being treated
for child abuse were also involved in animal abuse,"
Jordan said. "In two-thirds of those cases the abusive
parent killed or injured the pet. The FBI considers
animal cruelty to be one of the reliable predictors of
violence, and in fact, uses it as a consideration when
profiling serial killers."
"One university study found that people who
abused animals as youth were five times more likely
to commit violent crimes," Jordan continued.
A recent St. Croix animal abuse incident will be the
first case to proceed to court in the territory, accord-
ing to Kern, who added that she does not know of
any cases of reported animal abuse on St. John which
have actually been prosecuted.
Kern has received a verbal commitment from be-
tween 13 and 15 senators who will support her do-
mestic violence initiatives, she explained.
Getting VIPD officials to respond appropriately,
such as writing reports is a major concern, according
to Jordan.
"As a member of the rescue squad, when we re-


"Studies by child protection
and social service agencies in
the northeastern part of the U.S.
show that more than 80 percent
of families being treated for child
abuse were also involved in ani-
mal abuse."
Paul Jordan, member
St. John Rescue


spond to a woman in the street who has been beaten
and raped, how many times does it result in an actual
arrest and prosecution," said Jordan.
Training does not exist for first responders, he add-
ed.
The problem goes back to VIPD officers follow-
ing the law, and domestic violence laws should not be
regarded by the VIPD any differently than any other
laws, according to Spencer.
"The law is the law," she said.
While Kern is trying to initiate training workshops
for VIPD officers, she is not getting any assistance
from the St. John Community Crisis Center, she ex-
plained.
"I am gathering information from domestic violence
service providers on each island as a part of this ini-
tiative," said Kern. "I have reached out to the Safety
Zone [now known as the St. John Community Crisis
Center] and they have refused to meet with me."
Kern originally founded the Safety Zone, but broke
with the group on less than friendly terms last year.
Kern had filed a lawsuit against the group's board of
directors and the parties reportedly came to an agree-
ment earlier this month.
Domestic violence assessments are usually con-
ducted at the Myrah Keating Smith Community
Health Center or the Morris F. DeCastro Clinic, ac-
cording to Kern.
The technology is now in place on St. John for do-
mestic violence victims to have their cases heard by
a judge on St. Thomas, without leaving Love City,
explained Kern.
Most judges, however, are reluctant to conduct
hearings in this manner, preferring to have all the
parties physically present in the court room, she ex-
plained.
The necessity of sending all forensic evidence out
of the territory for testing is a major problem, accord-
ing to Kern.
An equally difficult hurdle is the fact that there is
no forensic unit on St. John, and it can take a day or
more for the unit from St. Thomas to collect it, during
which time the evidence may be compromised, the
Domestic Violence Policy Advisor explained.
The University of the Virgin Islands' Eastern Carib-
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Local Scientists Contribute


To Coral Reef Textbook


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
One of the island's greatest
resources is highlighted in a
new text book edited by Bern-
hard Riegl and Richard Dodge,
"Coral Reefs of the World 1:
Coral Reefs of the USA," print-
ed this year by Springer Science
and Business Media B.V, with
assistance by the National Coral
Reef Institute.
"This book is dedicated to
our own and the children of
the USA in the hope that they
will still be able to experience
healthy coral reef ecosystems,"
according to the editors.
The 800-page book includes
chapters covering underwater
life from the Florida Keys to
Pacific Ocean atolls with work
from esteemed marine biolo-
gists. Chapter eight is dedicated
entirely to the U.S. Virgin Is-
lands with contributions from
the territory's top marine scien-
tists.
"Ecology of Coral Reefs in
the US Virgin Islands," cites
work from Caroline Rogers,
Jeff Miller, Richard Nemeth,
Rafe Boulon, Barry Devine and
several other scientists.
The chapter is dedicated to
Judith and Ed Towle and lists


in the territory. Background his-
tory, long-term monitoring, cli-
mate and biodiversity of reefs
are also covered in the chapter.
A sidebar tells the story of the
Tektite Program, an underwa-
ter habitat in Great Lameshur
Bay which hosted aquanauts
for more than a month. The pro-
gram provided important infor-
mation about how divers could
function safely underwater for
extended periods of time. Dur-
ing their month underwater, the
aquanauts also made observa-
tions regarding fish species and
reef health.
While the chapter details the
decline of local coral reefs, in-
cluding the latest bleaching
episode and diseases, additional
research is recommended.
"More research is urgently
needed on these diseases and
their interaction with bleach-
ing," according to the book.
"Connectivity among man-
groves, seagrass beds, and
coral reefs inside and outside
the marine protected areas is an
important area needing further
study, along with an evaluation
of the effectiveness of marine
reserves."
A copy of "Coral Reefs of the
USA" will be available at the


the various types of reefs found Elaine I. Spruave Library.


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Cruz Bay Tennis Court Upgrades


Included in Federal Grant Proposal


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation of-
ficials have submitted the agency's first application to
the U.S. Tennis Association requesting to make im-
provements to some of the territory's tennis courts.
The funding proposal includes requests to upgrade
the two tennis courts in Cruz Bay, according to Hous-
ing, Parks and Recreation (HPR) Commissioner St.
Claire Williams.
The goal of this initiative is to renovate the play-
ing surface of several public tennis courts to a level
to attract tennis enthusiasts and put those courts into
greater use, according to Governor John deJongh.
"We remain committed to identifying ways and
means of upgrading our sports and recreational facili-
ties throughout the territory," deJongh said. "The fil-
ing of the grant assistance application is but the first
step to rejuvenate the sport of tennis at existing recre-
ational facilities in the Virgin Islands."
"Through this application the Department of Hous-
ing, Parks and Recreation is seeking grant funds for
the renovation and upgrade of the ten existing public
tennis courts," according to HPR Commissioner St.
Claire Williams.
"When we joined the NRPA we became aware of
the various opportunities for funding we could apply
for," said Williams. "This included money to upgrade
our tennis courts and provide training."
Officials will be notified of the funding by No-
vember 9. The possible grant assistance opportunity
was made available through a NRPA-sponsored, na-
tional "Tennis in the Park" initiative, which seeks to
promote the sport in communities, according to the
group's web site.
"The essence of this initiative is to assist park and


"With this application, we bring
forward the goal of encouraging
the development and prolifera-
tion of the sport of tennis locally,
particularly in the public school
system. Our hope is that tennis is
made more accessible and more
popular in the Virgin Islands com-
munity, especially among school-
age children."
First Lady Cecile deJongh


recreation agencies in leveraging their tennis facili-
ties to promote lifelong healthy activity and improve
their programming by advancing the latest tennis in-
novations for all program types," according to the
web site.
First Lady Cecile deJongh has chosen to add "Ten-
nis in the Park" to the list of special initiatives which
she supports, according to Williams.
Cecile deJongh supports the initiative to make the
sport more accessible to community, the first lady ex-
plained.
"With this application, we bring forward the goal
of encouraging the development and proliferation of
the sport of tennis locally, particularly in the public
school system," said Cecile deJongh. "Our hope is
that tennis is made more accessible and more popular
in the Virgin Islands community, especially among
Continued on Page 24


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Asolare 779-4747 open all summer
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Balcony 774-8470 open all summer
Banana Deck 693-5055 unknown
Beach bar 777-4220 open all summer
Cafe Concordia 693-5855 reopening sometime in October

CANEEL BAY RESORT 776-6111
The Equator open
Estate Turtle Bay closed until season
Beach Grill/ Breezeway Bar closed until season
Beach Terrace unknown

Chateau Bordeaux 776-6611 closed on Sundays
Chloe & Bernards 714-6075 open all summer
da Livio's 779-8900 open all summer
Donkey Diner 693-5240 closed until early November
Fish Trap 693-9994 open all summer
Happy Fish 776-1717 closing for october
Inn at Tamarind Court 776-6378 closed Sat. and Tues.
Island Blues 776-6800 open all summer
JJ's Texas Coast Cafe 776-6908 open all summer
La Tapa 693-7755 closed until the end of September
Lime Inn 776-6425 closed until October 13
Maho Bay Pavilion 776-6226 open all summer
Miss Lucy's 693-5244 reopening November 2 for brunch
Morgan's Mango 693-8141 closed for one week in October
Ocean Grill 693-3304 reopening October 1
Paradiso 693-8899 open all summer
Pastory Gardens 777-3147 open all summer
Rhumb Lines 776-0303 reopening October 1
Sun Dog 693-8340 so far open all summer
SoGo's 779-4404 open for now
Hinds Restaurant 775-9951 closing October 1 to 6

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Beach Cafe open all summer

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Shipwreck Landing 693-5640 closed until November
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Just My Opinon

by Andrew Rutnik


Speed Bumps


St. John Tradewinds
Recent safety improvements to South Shore Road
point out some very serious deficiencies in public
safety that concern our Public Works and Police de-
partments.
My first concern is who determines the placement
of speed bumps or sleeping policeman as they are
commonly called. From what I read in a recent St.
John Tradewinds article, this duty is being performed
by the Deputy Commissioner of Public works.
The article further stated that in response to com-
plaints from residents and recent traffic accident data
a decision was made to place an additional three speed
bumps or humps at the new Greenleaf Commons, in
addition to the already existing five bumps on this ap-
proximately one mile of road.
There seems to me to be a haphazard arbitrary pro-
cess that has no end when you consider the amount of
similar scenarios on many of the island's main arter-
ies.
The article even states that they are encouraging
others to come forward with more suggestions for lo-
cating speed bumps/humps. There is no doubt that the
amount of speeding trucks and cars has motivated this
initiative, what is in doubt is whether the methodol-
ogy employed is the only way to enforce the speed
limits.
My concern is that these public safety initiatives
will turn into hazards and cause more problems than
they solve. I also believe a more professional ap-
proach to the use of speed bumps or humps should be
followed, relying less on individual events or resident
concerns, and more on traffic data.
For example, study the traffic flow, count the cars
on an average day, week, month, and distinguish be-
tween vehicles and trucks. Determine the need for a
speeding traffic device based on a ratio of accidents
versus traffic flow.
If there is a very small percentage of accidents


based on strictly speed, then a speed bump/hump may
not be necessary. Keep in mind that there are lots of
bad consequences that can arise from speed bumps/
humps.
Car axles can be damaged, emergency vehicles
lose precious time navigating multiple devices, cars
divert to the edge of the road and sidewalks to bypass
bumps/humps, back injuries have been documented,
increased signage can become obtrusive and must be
placed properly and maintained, increased fuel costs
by de-accelerating and accelerating, these are just a
few of the potential hazards and negative results that
will follow.
My second concern is that these traffic slowing
devices are substitutes for police enforcement of
the speeders. Although I have no knowledge of the
amount of speeding violations cited in the last year,
I am presuming from experience that very few have
been issued.
I also believe that a few $100 dollar plus citations
to the speeding trucks would slow them down to the
speed limit. We all have heard how understaffed the
police force is but a few police have made seat belt
enforcement a top priority, why not have them in the
areas of concern for residents in regards to speeding
and public safety.
My final concern is the upkeep and maintenance
of said speed bumps/humps. I have noticed that after
a very short time the bright yellow identifying paint
wears off and to the unsuspecting (tourists) driving
rental vehicles are not seen.
If I were a car rental agency owner, I would be very
concerned about this potential damage that will surely
occur if these vehicles hit those bumps/humps at even
the normal legal rate of speed.
To conclude, this is not to criticize the Department
of Public Work, who are only interested in the publics
safety, but instead to enlighten them to the breadth of
the issue.


Catherine Taylor moved
back to Maine last week af-
ter calling St. John home for
25 years. Cat, as she was
known by her many friends,
was an EMT and a volunteer
for the St. John Kids And The
Sea program.
"Cat cared for animals,
sick people, the elderly, the
wounded and children," said
Robin Clair-Pitts. "I've never
seen anyone who lives for
other people the way Cat
does. She just lives for oth-
ers."
While Taylor will be missed
by many people on St. John,
the community wishes her
well in her future endeavors!


Goodbye Cat!







St. John Tradewinds, September 22-October 5, 2008 13



Olympic Shooter Ned Gerard Pleased with Performance in Beijing


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Local contractor and competi-
tive shooter Ned Gerard achieved
what most athletes only dream
about when he represented the
U.S. Virgin Islands at the Beijing
Olympics last month.
Gerard competed in the men's
50 meter prone rifle at the Olym-
pic Games. He admitted he "had
medal on the brain," but his goal
at the competition was to achieve
a personal best. While he was
pleased with his performance, he
was disappointed in the results, he
explained.
"I felt I had a really good per-
formance, but the results weren't
where I wanted them to be at all,"
said Gerard. "I was positioned in
the center of the field and there
was a lot of swirling wind. All the
guys in the center lost points to
the wind, while the guys at the end
of the range had a lot better shoot
than we did."
Impressive Facility
Despite the windy conditions,
Gerard enjoyed shooting at the
range "one of the top notch
facilities in the world," he said
- just a short distance from the
Bird's Nest where track and field
athletes competed.
While Gerard didn't feel ner-
vous during the competition, he
felt the pressure of being at the
Olympics, he explained.
"When you get to the Olym-
pics and they say, 'start,' it's like
somebody switches on the blood
pressure," said Gerard. "Trust me,
there is pressure."


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Gerard, who works full time as
a contractor and shares parenting
duties with his wife Karen Gerard,
was one of the only non-profes-
sional, non-full time athletes in the
competition.
While he took 53rd place, ac-
cording to the Beijing 2008
Olympic Games official web site,
www.en.beijing2008.cn, Gerard
was happy just to compete at the
games.
Great Experience
"Just getting there was the vic-
tory," he said. "You learn from it
and try to take what you learned to
the next match. I never thought I
could ever get there after shooting
against these professional guys at
World Cup competitions and al-
ways being in the 40th and 50th
spot."
"It was probably one of the
greatest experiences of my life,"
Gerard added.
The competitive shooter was
happy to represent the Virgin Is-
lands and the entire Caribbean in
Beijing, he explained.
"I was honored to be there for
the Virgin Islands, and I felt like I
was representing the whole Carib-
bean because of the camaraderie
behind me from all the Caribbean
countries," said Gerard. "They
told me, 'you're taking care of all
of us athletes and putting us on the
map.'
Gerard was also pleased with
the support he received from St.
John residents, he added.
Home-town Support
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St. John were to me," said Gerard.
"People that I barely knew would
come up to me and say 'congratu-
lations and good luck.' I just want
to thank everybody on St. John
for the encouragement and great
words, and I want to let everybody
know I gave it 100 percent."
Gerard is also grateful to Andy
and Joy Stillman, who supported
his Olympic bid; Randy and Kar-
en Thurman, who also supported
him; Rob Blakney, a long-time
supporter of Gerard and his wife
Karen, who is also a competitive
shooter; and Sandy Hill, who al-
lowed the couple to train on her
land.
Of course, Gerard could not for-
get his biggest fan and number one
supporter his wife.
"Without Karen's support, the
dream would've never happened,"
said Gerard. "I couldn't have done
a quarter of what I've done with-
out her. She's my wife, and it just
so happens she's also a brilliant
shooter I've got it all."
Looking to London
In fact, Gerard's main goal is
to help his wife get to the London
Summer Olympic Games in 2012.


Karen Gerard Takes Gold, Silver and

Bronze at Copa Caribe Competition

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John resident and sport shooter Karen Gerard won big at
the recent Copa Caribe shooting competition, which pitted her
against shooters from throughout the Caribbean.
Gerard took gold in the 10 meter air pistol, silver in the wom-
en's defense pistol shoot and bronze in the 25 meter sport pistol.
She also teamed up with St. Croix shooter Tanya McPherson to
take silver in the air pistol the first time Virgin Islands women
have won the event in years, according to Gerard's husband, Ned
Gerard, who competed in the Beijing Olympics last month (see
related story on this page).
The competitive shooter also won the number one overall pis-
tol shooter trophy by a margin of more than 20 points, despite the
fact she put in minimal practice before the competition.
"She went in with virtually no practice because in June she
stopped shooting to take care of me," said Ned Gerard. "She went
over to have fun, and ended up getting a nice trophy."


Gerard also looks forward to
training junior shooters in the ter-
ritory. Should he have the oppor-
tunity to compete in the Olympics
again in 2012, he will jump at the
chance, he explained.


"If the Olympics is laying on
my lap again, I will not refuse to
get on that airplane," said Gerard.
"It's just an unbelievable experi-
ence. As an athlete, it does not get
any better."


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14 St. John Tradewinds, September 22-October 5, 2008


Second Spirit Xpress Cheer Camp Starts Oct. 3


By Katie Tarta
St. John Tradewinds
With the end of summer and stu-
dents adjusting to new class sched-
ules and teachers, seventh through
twelth grade girls will be happy to
know the fun is far from over.
For the second year in a row,
Spirit Xpress is sponsoring a St.
John/St. Thomas Cheerleading
camp for teenage girls in seventh
grade and older, who are looking
to learn a new sport and be part of
a team.
The camp, organized by Katie
Zaytoun, a third-year kindergarten
teacher at the Gifft Hill School,
will take place the first weekend
of October. It will be an intense
two-day camp with double ses-
sions between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.,
costing $125.
Zaytoun, a University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, graduate
and former cheerleader, already
has 26 students enrolled this year,
20 from St. Thomas and six from
St. John.
The teacher wants all eligible St.
John girls to know that the camp is
designed for young ladies with no
previous cheerleading experience.
The camp is just as much about
expanding the sport in the U.S.
Virgin Islands as it is for girls to
learn teamwork and camaraderie.
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many people are familiar with the
sport through movies like "Bring
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tial participants to understand that
cheering not only requires dance
skills, sportsmanship and athleti-
cism, but also the ability to be part
of a team.
Cheerleading, unlike other team
sports such as basketball or base-
ball, requires an entirely group-
focused mentality, explained Zay-
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"There is no room for a super-
star in cheering," said Zaytoun. "It
is about team work and trust."
The cheerleading camp will fo-
cus on the girls' ability to build
that trust and interact with others,
she added.
Spirit Xpress, a national cheer-
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best coaches to the Virgin Islands
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their hard work during the summer
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The company, widely known for
laying inspirational groundwork
in cheer squads, is committed to
helping expand the sport to the
Caribbean region.
Spirit Xpress officials believe
that allowing teams to develop in
an innovative, creative and non-
competitive environment helps
the coaches and girls to grow and
learn together, allowing squads to
achieve the best of their ability, ac-
cording to the group.
In many ways cheerleading pro-
vides a good deal of life lessons to
young ladies as they learn to work
together to achieve something
greater than what could be done
on their own, explained Zaytoun.
The camp teaches a number
of athletic skills including cho-
reography, dance, flexibility and
stunts. Coaches bring in the latest
in dance moves to create fluid and
energetic performances sure to
keep spirits high, according to the
teacher.
Time will be set aside each day


for practicing two different dance
and tumbling routines which the
girls can use during the season.
Zaytoun is coaching the new
cheerleading squad at the Gifft
Hill School this year, adding to the
ever growing list of new athletic
sports now being offered.
Her enthusiasm is obvious as
she shares her sport with young la-
dies on St. John and St. Thomas.
"Cheerleading teaches you a lot
about life but it is also really cool,"
said Zaytoun. "The latest moves
are hip and with it, and while it is
a lot of work getting organized, it
was really worth it last year."
"It is great to be introducing
kids to something they don't have
here and watching them embrace
it," she said.
Certainly the island's feminine
youth will find this new sport not
only engaging but also fulfilling
physically and emotionally.
There are few things in life that
reflect hard work more quickly
and clearly than a well-organized
routine as it inspires dedication
and rewards commitment.
For more information about reg-
istering for the camp contact Zay-
toun at katiezaytoun@ gmail.com.
Check out Spirit Xpress' web site,
spiritxpress.com, for more details
on their philosophy and coaching
mentality.


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St. John Tradewinds
September is Library Card
Sign-up Month a time
when the American Library
Association and libraries
across the country remind
parents that a library card is
the most important school
supply of all.
Library cards are free to all
residents of the Virgin Islands
and cards are valid at any
public library in the territory.
Proof of residency is re-
quired with either a V.I.
driver's license, a VI. voter
registration card or a utility
bill and a photo ID. Children
need a parental or guardian
signature to complete their
application.
Once the information is re-
ceived a letter is mailed out
and the individual can bring
the letter back to the library
and receive his or her card.
This month while supplies
last, any one who signs up for
a library card at the Sprauve
Public Library can pick up a
free canvas book bag. Per-
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stop by to pick up a bag while
supplies last.


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St. John Rescue training staff
is completing the 2008 First Re-
sponder Certification Class at the
Westin Resort and Villas for eight
rescue members and three admin-
istrative members of the Westin.
This training will allow rescue
members to respond to emergency
medical calls and assist EMS.
The First Responder Course is a
certification program consisting of
40 hours of classroom training and
16 hours of field exercise. Due to
our island location, St. John Res-
cue also includes eight hours of
additional training in water rescue
and extrications.
The class is being taught by St.
John Rescue Training Officer Bob
Malacarne with additional lectures
by other rescue members. These
training classes provide classroom
instruction ranging from vehicle
extrications, water rescue, child
birth, and other medical calls.
After classroom training is com-
plete, class participants go into the
field and practice the skills they
have learned. St. John residents
will be grateful for the newly cer-
tified members who respond to a
variety of calls within the commu-
nity.
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With the training underway, St.
John Rescue Inc. elected officers
met with St. John Administrator
Leona Smith.
The meeting with Administra-
tor Smith was scheduled to try and
determine a location that St. John
Rescue can call home to store their
equipment, trucks, and conduct
meetings and training sessions.
Management at the Westin Re-
sort and Villas volunteered a room
as a temporary meeting location to
conduct training. The Westin has


been gracious enough to provide
this at no cost to St. John Rescue.
Administrator Smith, along with
the elected officers, will meet with
officials from the Department of
Property and Procurement and
Government House.
Training with VISAR
Elected officers were busy dur-
ing the months of August and Sep-
tember, not only meeting with De-
partment of Justice officials, but
also with members of the British
Virgin Islands Search and Rescue
Team.
Members met with BVI SAR to
discuss interoperable training exer-
cises with St. John Rescue Marine
One Unit and additional training
for water rescue within the many
bays along the island's coastline.
This is the first step in what
looks to be a great working rela-
tionship between the two volun-
teer organizations. With this addi-
tional communication between the
groups, St. John residents will be
provided with an expertly trained
marine unit.
Also during the past two months,
St. John Rescue members partici-
pated and assisted during the tri-
athlon race.
Members Help During
Triathlon
Rescue members were along the
route standing ready to provide
assistance to runners or bikers as
they braved the wet weather con-
ditions. Also on stand-by was Ma-
rine One, which provided water
rescue assistance during the swim-
ming portion of the race.
St. John Rescue land crews did
assist several participants who
fell during the race. All injuries
reported were minor and handled
on-scene with many participants
picking up where they fell and


continuing the race.
Race committee members ex-
tended a big round of applause and
gratitude to all members of the St.
John Rescue team for volunteering
their services and time during the
race.
Rescue Board Created
During the last regularly sched-
uled meeting, Rescue President
Chris Jordan announced the meet-
ing of the newly created Rescue
Board which met on September
12.
"We plan to meet quarterly to
discuss operations, goals, issues
and ways that Rescue can continue
to support the agencies of St. John
and the community," said Jordan.
Two-hundred and sixty-five
days into the year so far, St. John
Rescue has responded to 111 calls.
With the increase in calls year after
year, rescue members are becom-
ing more and more called upon by
their fellow citizens.
New Members Needed
Along with this increase in de-
mand, new members are needed.
Rescue meets the first Thursday
of each month at the Westin Re-
sort and Villas Conference Cen-
ter at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are
typically one hour long and many
topics, including training, are cov-
ered.
For emergencies please dial 911
from any landline telephone and
776-9110 from any cell phone.
Please provide which island you
are calling from, your exact loca-
tion, and the nature of the emer-
gency so the proper agency can
respond.
The more information you pro-
vide to the operator the better pre-
pared the responding agency can
be when they arrive on scene. Un-
til next month stay safe.


St. John




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St. John Tradewinds
Applications for the 2008 Teacher Grants from the
Anderson Family Fund at the Community Foundation
of the Virgin Islands are now available, announced
CFVI's President, Dee Baecher-Brown.
All proposals must be submitted to CFVI no later
than Tuesday, September 30, at 5 p.m. Applications
can be downloaded from CFVI's website at www.
cfvi.net.


written report and, if possible, contribute visual docu-
mentation, on the use of the grant at the end of the
funding period.
Programs are funded by John E. Anderson, Sr. and
his family of Los Angeles, California, owners of Topa
Properties, Ltd., Topa Insurance Services, Dorchester
Insurance, Bellows International, West Indies Corpo-
ration and Leeward Islands Management.
For more information please call CFVI at 774-


CHIROPRACTOR
Dr. Robert J. De Bonis
The Island Life Chiropractic Center
Coccoloba Shoppes CORAL BAY
Cruz Bay Family Practice Office
The Boulon Center CRUZ BAY
Call for Care: 340-775-9950
Cell: 340-626-0000
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Editor,
This letter addresses concerns of the Virgin Islands
community, in particular the residents of St. John,
regarding the implementation of a one-way $.25 per
passenger terminal use fee. This fee is to be collected
by the Virgin Islands Port Authority at the Urman
V Fredericks Marine Terminal at Red Hook and the
Charlotte Amalie Waterfront on St. Thomas, and at the
Loredon L. Boynes Sr. Dock at Cruz Bay, St. John.
Residents have complained that the fee was unrea-
sonable, unjustified and discriminatory towards the
users of Red Hook mainly the residents of St. John.
Please allow me to clarify the facts regarding this
user fee:
The Virgin Islands Port Authority is a semi-auton-
omous government agency that owns, operates and
maintains the two public airports and the majority of
the public seaports in the territory. While we do re-
ceive some federal funds, we do not receive nor do
we contribute any monies to the Government of the
Virgin Islands.
The Authority is required to sustain itself by gen-
erating its own revenues through rental and facility
usage fees established in our aviation and marine tar-
iffs.
In 1998 the VIPA Board approved our marine tariff
which states that "inter-island passengers traveling
between St. Thomas and St. John shall pay a per pas-
senger wharfage fee of $0.25 each way to the Virgin
Islands Port Authority (to be collected directly by the
Virgin Islands Port Authority)."
The Board chose not to implement the fee until re-
cently. It must be noted, however, that collection of a
terminal use fee is not uncommon in the territory. In
fact, VIPA currently collects per passenger fees at all
of its air and marine ports except at Red Hook and
Cruz Bay.
Passenger fees are usually incorporated in the cost
of a traveler's ticket. For example, VIPA charges a
$2.50 one-way per passenger fee that is automatically
added to every ticket for travel between St. Thomas
and the British Virgin Islands. Persons traveling to
and from the BVI from Red Hook or the Edward W.
Blyden Terminal in Charlotte Amalie have paid this
fee for many years.
In the past, the St. John ferry companies have ob-
jected to the Port Authority attaching fees to their
tickets. Therefore, the Authority has decided to col-
lect this particular fee on its own possibly via an
automated turnstile.
VIPA anticipates that the $.25 one-way fee will
generate approximately $500,000 in annual revenues.
This fee will be used to recoup construction costs and
maintenance of the new ferry and cargo facility at
Red Hook, St. Thomas.
In September 2007, VIPA completed the Urman V
Fredericks Marine Terminal which replaces what


was once an under-developed marine facility with an
aging dock. A new dock was constructed, along with
a new 9,500 square-foot terminal which houses the
ferry ticket counters, a bar, food vendors and other
stores and comfortable waiting areas inside and out-
side the terminal.
VIPA built a new roll-on/roll-off cargo dock, cre-
ated additional parking spaces and a new passenger
pick-up area, improved landscaping and built a pedes-
trian walkway along the main road. VIPA also plans
to repair and utilize the old dock at this facility.
The $10.5 million project was financed in part by
Federal Highway Administration GARVEE Bonds
($2.5 million) and a grant from the Federal Economic
Development Administration ($1.5 million). The re-
mainder was funded by the Port Authority.
On St. John, the Theovald E. Moorehead Marine
Facility at Enighed Pond was constructed to alleviate
chronic traffic congestion in Cruz Bay due to a sig-
nificant increase in the importation of cargo and con-
struction materials to St. John. This cargo dock was
constructed using federal funds (GARVEE Bonds)
totaling $16 million.
All St. John cargo traffic is now handled at this
facility. VIPA plans to erect a terminal to accommo-
date the traveling public by providing amenities such
as food vendors and public bathrooms at this facil-
ity. While this facility was constructed using federal
funds, the Authority must maintain and operate it us-
ing its own funds.
In addition, VIPA is currently in the process of de-
veloping a design for a new ferry passenger facility
at the Victor Sewer Marine Facility (known as "The
Creek"), and we also plan to resurface the existing
dock at the Loredon Boynes facility in Cruz Bay dur-
ing 2009. These improvements will also be funded by
revenues generated by the Authority.
Furthermore, the Port Authority is faced with a $4.7
million deficit as of June 2008. With the rapidly esca-
lating costs of our utility and security expenses, we
expect our operating loss to be almost $8 million by
September 30. VIPA must generate enough revenues
to meet its debt service, federal security mandates and
other operating costs.
It is important that the public understands that user
fees help us to maintain our facilities so that we can
continue to provide a safe and pleasant travel experi-
ence and to meet our financial responsibilities.
However, your concerns are important to us. We
will announce the date of a public meeting that will
be held to provide a forum for the community to ad-
dress this issue.

Sincerely,
Ken Hobsen
Interim Executive Director
Virgin Islands Port Authority


Correction:
The September 8-21, 2008 edition of St. John Tradewinds inadvertenly omitted Derrick Athanase as
a participant in the Winch-Callwood wedding. He was a groomsman for Laurien Callwood during his
wedding to Barbara Winch. The pair were married on Friday, August 22. St. John Tradewinds regrets
the omission.








St. John Tradewinds, September 22-October 5, 2008 17


To Whom It May Concern,
In September 2006, the owners of Parcel No. 10-
11, Estate Carolina, Coral Bay Quarter, Leslie and
Myrine Hodge, applied to CZM for a Major CZM
permit (CZJ-1-06L) to build a three-story, 11-unit
apartment building.
It would have had the visual impact of a five-story
structure. It would have been 50-feet tall, 80-feet long
and 53-feet, eight-inches wide. This is 10 feet above
the highest elevation of the road and would block wa-
ter views of Coral Bay harbor and also breezes.
The building would affect several properties. This
building would not blend into the neighborhood,
which is zoned R2.
The application was withdrawn from CZM when it
was noted that the re-zoning, which was done in 2000
to allow the owners to add a third apartment under-
neath their duplex house, had reverted back to R2.


Dear Editor, Police Car PD 68 & Chief of Police,
On Sunday, September 14, at 1:30 p.m. in Cruz Bay
I had to stop as a police car, license plate # PD 68,
pulled out in front of me after not coming to a com-
plete stop at a stop sign! As I was following the police
car it proceeded to not stop at the next stop sign! Then


Editor,
Many of my memories of growing up on St. Croix
are of swimming in the sparkling waters that surround
our island home. As a child growing up in the Red
Brick housing community, my friends and I would
regularly swim from the beach near Red Brick to
Protestant Cay, or Hotel on the Cay as it also known.
I want other generations to enjoy the beauty of our
beaches as much as I do.
That's why I am participating in the International
Coastal Cleanup that began on Saturday, September
20, and ends on October 31. ICC is the world's largest
volunteer effort to protect our ocean and gets people
involved by helping us to make a difference in our
own backyards.
If everyone throughout the territory committed
themselves to cleaning up their favorite beaches,
imagine the difference that it would make!
As someone who has grown up surrounded by the
ocean, I realize that I have taken it for granted. The


The owners are now requesting a new re-zoning
change from R2 to R3, which will give them the po-
tential to build the above mentioned 11-unit apartment
building. I have nearly 300 signatures on a petition to
deny approval of the zone change to allow this build-
ing to be built.
I am not against the owners of the property building
within R2 zoning. They could build two additional
single-family units, or a duplex, which would be one
building with two residences. With the three units in
their original structure, an additional two units would
give them a total of five residential units.
Please attend the public meeting on Tuesday, Sep-
tember 30, at 6 p.m. at the Cruz Bay legislature build-
ing to voice your opinion. If you cannot attend, please
send a representative or write a letter.
Sincerely, your neighbor,
John Costanzo


at the top of Jacob's ladder it turned right without us-
ing it's directional! Way to go PD 68!! What a fine
example you are setting for the citizens of St. John!

Sincerely,
Deborah Ramsay


Unity Day Group Continues Successful Lawsuit, Funds Needed


Dear Members and Property Owners of St. John
and the Virgin Islands,
Thank you for your interest and support in reach-
ing this milestone. As you know, on September 12,
2008, District Court Judge Curtis Gomez rescinded
the 2006 property tax payments to be refunded.
This fundamental and critical premise was essential
in establishing the order and direction for property
owners of St. John and the Virgin Islands. However,
what has been accomplished must be continued.
We have expended $10,000 so far. Funding is need-
ed to continue our efforts in addressing the flawed
revaluation. If you have not yet supported our cause,


send your financial contribution payable to Virgin Is-
lands Unity Day Group at P.O. Box 371, or drop off
your payment at E&C Service Station. If you have
already contributed, additional financial support is
needed. Include your email address to receive up-
dates.
If you have contributed or are contributing, send us
a copy of your property tax bill. They will be used in
our case for research and evaluation.
Your time and consideration is appreciated.

Sincerely,
Virgin Islands Unity Day Group


beauty of our oceans hide the fact that they are in bad
shape.
Beach litter, marine debris, global warming, over-
fishing and other pollutants have harmed and continue
to damage the delicate ecosystems of our oceans. The
state of our oceans impacts the entire community.
We can't wait for "someone else" to clean up our
beaches and marine environment. The responsibility
to clean up our beaches lies with all of us. The gov-
ernment cannot do it alone.
Cleaner beaches and a healthier marine environ-
ment that the entire community and our visitors can
enjoy and appreciate will take all of our combined
efforts. There is room for everybody to lend a hand to
keep our oceans and reefs healthy and conserve one
of our greatest resources.
Join me in keeping our beaches clean.

Gregory R. Francis
Lieutenant Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands


2007
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MaLinda Nelson
malinda@tradewinds.vi

NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
jaime@tradewinds.vi

WRITERS
Andrea Milam, Susan Mann,
Barbara Winch, Katie Tarta

COLUMNISTS/
CONTRIBUTORS
Sis Frank, Bonny Corbeil, Eliza
Magro, Malik Stevens, Chuck Pishko,
Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine,
Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik,
Dustin Prudhomme

ADVERTISING
advertising@tradewinds.vi

CIRCULATION
Rohan Roberts


2008
TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 10
Under Investigation: 10
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 53
Under Investigation: 53
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 51
Under Investigation: 51
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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Protecting Our Oceans


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weighing 6
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Obituary

Althea Ellis Passes Away


St. John Tradewinds
A memorial service for Althea Louvina Ellis, who
died on August 11, was scheduled for 10 a.m. on Sat-
urday, September 20, at St. John Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sister, Mildred Morris; broth-
er, Alfred Johnson; uncle, Charles Wattley; daughters,
Iva Ellis-Smith, Sherise Ellis-Rogers and Shawna
Elllis; sons, Glenville and Kevin Ellis; grandchildren,


Julius II, Anwar and Isis Smith, Miriam and Eliza-
beth Jones, Kevin Jr., Ashley and Briana Ellis and
Tiana and Daisha Rogers; sons-in-law, Julius Smith
and Travis Rogers; daughter-in-law, Alphonso Mor-
ris; special neices and nephews, Desiree Barnett, An-
drea, Jaun, BJ and Jamal Morris, Alfred Jr., Vanessa
and Denise Johnson; and many other relatives and
friends.


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Business


Directory


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Galleries 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

John Foster Real Estate
tel/fax 774-3939
www.
Located on Caneel Hill

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
sold @teamsanmartin.com
www.teamsanmartin.com

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


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

Restaurants
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

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

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

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

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

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


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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center
Baha'i Community of St. John
Race Unity Devotions
7:30 p.m. Fridays;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays
776-6316, 776-6254
Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School
776-6291
Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.
Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Inter-Denominational
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard
Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m.,
6 p.m. 776-6315
Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.
776-6713


Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays,
10 a.m. Sundays
(no contact information given)
Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45
Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
776-6731
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
776-6339
St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830
Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477
St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
779-1230
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332
Word of Faith Church
Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the
Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617


CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
an then 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and then 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and 12 a.m
CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE


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


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11:15 a.m.
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this weekly listing. Call 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.


Tuesday, September 23
There will be a meeting of the St. John Chapter
of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce
on Tuesday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ur-
sula's Multipurpose Center.
Thursday, September 25 28
The St. John Pentacostal Church of God in-
vites the community to their Special Services from
Thursday, September 25 through September 28.
The guest speaker is Minister Jean Fullerton from
Weapons of War Ministries Jamaica.
On Thursday and Friday nights, services begin
at the church at 7:30 p.m. A prayer breakfast is
scheduled for Saturday, September 27, at 8 a.m. at
the Bethany Moravian Church Hall. The event will
climax on Sunday, September 28, with a priase
and worship service at 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
All are welcome.
Saturday, September 27
A prostate cancer screening clinic is scheduled
for Saturday, September 27, at the Myrah Keating
Smith Community Health Center from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. Prostate Cancer is the most common type
of cancer found in American men and screening is


recommended for all men over 40 years old.
Tuesday, September 30
A public hearing for official zoning map amend-
ment for St. John will be hosted by the Department
of Planning and Natural Resources on Tuesday,
September 30, at the Cruz Bay legislature building
at 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 4
Saturday, October 4, is the last to register to
vote in the general elction in the Virgin Islands.
Saturday, October 18
The KATS Basic Skills Program is a series of
eight to 10 three-hour sessions consisting of class-
room instruction, shore side and on-the-water ac-
tivities. Interested children age 8 (by December
2008) or older should meet at Skinny Legs in Cor-
al Bay on Saturday, October 18, at 9 a.m. Children
can be picked up at 12 p.m. at Skinny Legs. The
program runs from October 18 through December
20, with no session the Saturday after Thanksgiv-
ing.
Tuesday, November 4
Tuesday, November 4, is General Election day
in the Virgin Islands. Vote!


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St. John Police Report


Friday, September 5
No time given Ofc. Mills
r/ that an unknown individual
broke into his truck back glass
and removed his stereo system,
hydraulic jack and bulletproof
vest. Grand larceny.
5:45 p.m. An Estate
Enighed resident p/r that she
was pushed in the chest by a
ferry boat employee after an
exchange of words. Simple as-
sault.
Saturday, September 6
12:50 p.m. A Cruz Bay
Apartments resident p/r he
was threatened by another
male. Disturbance of the peace,
threats.
3:20 p.m. A citizen c/r a dis-
turbance at Contant Enighed.
Police assistance.
Monday, September 8
8:15 a.m. An Etsate Enighed
resident p/r someone removed
her bag from her vehicle in the
area of Pine Peace. Grand lar-
ceny.
4:00 p.m. -AnEstate Enighed
resident's driver's license was
taken from him and handed
over to the Motor Vehicle Bu-
reau. The resident has a history
of causing auto accidents. He
is 74 years old and his reaction
time is very bad. Confiscated
driver's license.
5:10 p.m. A Public Works
employee r/ one of the em-
ployees threatened to do him
bodily harm. Disturbance of the
peace.
11:35 p.m. -A resident r/ that
someone stole a TV from Pas-
tory Gardens. Burglary in the
third.
Wednesday, September 10
12:08 p.m. A resident p/r
someone unknown removed
her bag from a picnic bench.
Stolen document.
2:35 p.m. A resident p/r that
someone broke the window of
his vehicle and stole some mon-
ey. Grand larceny.
Thursday, September 11


7:00 p.m. -An Estate Enighed
resident c/r that someone burned
her vehicle. Arson.
8:35 p.m. A citizen c/r an
auto accident by the tennis
courts. Auto accident.
Friday, September 12
8:00 a.m. An employee of
the Westin Resort watersports
c/r someone removed an item
from said business. Unauthor-
ized use of vehicle.
4:30 p.m. A citizen p/r that
someone assaulted her daugh-
ter. Assault in the third.
5:30 p.m. A citizen c/r that
someone assaulted him. Simple
assault.
Sunday, September 14
3:40 p.m. A citizen p/r that
someone unknown tried to take
her to an abandoned area. Po-
lice assistance.
No time given Unit 403 c/r
that while on sector patrol, he
came into contact with an aban-
doned vehicle in the area of Vir-
gin Grand Estates. Abandoned
vehicle.
Monday, September 15
10:00 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident p/r that her car
was damaged due to heavy rain.
Vehicle damage.
Thursday, September 18
12:45 a.m. The manager of
Parrot Club p/r that someone
removed the ceiling tiles from
the men's bathroom at said
business. Suspicious activity.
8:19 a.m. At 2:10 p.m on
9/17/08 a citizen r/ a vehicle
tampering.
2:00 p.m. An employee of
Spencer Jeep Rental c/request-
ing police assistance. Police as-
sistance.
7:45 p.m. A Caneel Bay
Apartments resident p/r a dis-
turbance at said residence. Dis-
turbance of the peace.
Friday, September 19
9:00 a.m. A citizen p/r that
a male came into herjob threat-
ening her. Disturbance of the
peace.


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


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Office Space Available
271 s/f and 454 s/f
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Small Storage Spaces
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Short walk to town.
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St John -Eye Care
boulon center


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Students & Teachers

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

One Bedroom for rent in
Contant & Two Bedroom
in Enighed/Contant.
340-690-1104


Scenic Properties
340-693-7777

Cruz Bay Apartments:
Efficiency/w/d Gift
Hill $800.00; One bed-
room w/d, $1400.00;
Two bedroom condo/
washer $1600.00; Two
bedroom/two bath w/d
Gift Hill $1900.00; Two
bedroom/two bath w/d
Oct 1 $2000.00; Two bed-
room/two bath w/d pool
$2300.00; Three bedroom/
two bath/pool Fish Bay
$2400.00; Three bedroom/
two bath w/d STT view
$2600.00;

Coral Bay Houses:
Two bedroom/two bath/
washer $1800.00;
Two bedroom/one bath
great view $2000.00;
One bedroom Cottage
great view $1500.00


CRUZ BAY
APARTMENTS
1 Bedroom Apt
Rental rates start at $1263
plus utilities. Rental
Assistance available to
qualified applicants.Certain
income restrictions apply.
Rental Office located at:
Cruz Bay Apts., Apt. Cl,
Monday and Friday, 9:00
AM 1:00 PM
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Quaint 1 bedroom apt. Nice
quiet location, close to Cruz
Bay.Fully furnished, AC
in bedroom, Wifi, Cable.
No Dogs No Smokers.
$1,100 + utilities.
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Two 3BR/2BA apartments
in Pine Peace area. A/C,
on-demand waterheaters,
w/d, semi furnished. $2,500
per month. Call 776-6455
for more details.


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


Wanted: Furnished room or
apt. rental. Mature, quiet,
non-smoking, non-drinking,
clean New Yorker looking
for rental. Nov. 2008- April
2009, under 1K/mo, will
use approx. 3 weeks per
month. Call 917-573-3171




21' Solent Swooft
salvaged Coral Bay,
St. John. Titled owner
please contact:
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UVI students seek
your help with schol-
arly research. We are
investigating what Virgin
Islanders know and think
about our local coastal
ecosystem. If you are
18 years of age or older,
a resident of USVI, and
have not already partici-
pated, please go to www.
chrissettar.com and click
on the link to our survey.
A moment of your time is
an investment in the future
of our people and our
environment. Thank you!


St. Thomas
Marina Market

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


GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
OF THE UNITED STATES

DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING
AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning

PUBLIC HEARING FOR OFFICIAL ZONING MAP
AMENDMENT FOR ST. JOHN, VIRGIN ISLANDS

St. John Legislature Building Conference Room
St. John, United States Virgin Islands
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
6:00pm

Application Nos.

ZAJ-08-1 Myrine Hodge Request for official zoning
map amendment for Parcel No. 10-11 Remainder Estate
Carolina, No. 1 Coral Bay Quarter, St. John, USVI, totaling
.565 acres (24,61 ft2), to amend official zoning map SJZ 3
from R-2 (Residential Low Density One and Two Fam-
ily) to R-3 (Residential -Medium Density) to construct an
additional residential unit.

ZAJ-08-2 Alfredo and Marie Alejo Request for official
zoning map amendment for Parcels No. 9-2, 9-3, and 9-10
Estate Enighed, No. 1 Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John, USVI,
totaling .67acres (29,185ft2), to amend official zoning map
SJZ 2 from R-2 (Residential Low Density One and
Two Family) to R-3 (Residential Medium Density) to con-
struct fifteen (15) residential units with associated parking.

ZAJ-08-3 Adrian Realty, LLC Request for official
zoning map amendment for Parcel No. 11K Estate Adrian,
No. 18 Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John, USVI, totaling .23acres
(10,020ft2),to amend official zoning map SJZ 1 from R-2
(Residential Low Density One and Two Family) to R-4
(Residential Medium Density) to construct two additional
residential units for a total of four units on the site.

ZAJ-08-6 Susannaberg, LLC Request for official zon-
ing map amendment for Parcel No. 15 Estate Susannaberg,
No 17A Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John, USVI, totaling 2.967
acres (129,242ft2), to amend official zoning map SJZ 1,
from R-1 (Residential Low Density One and Two Fam-
ily) to R-4 (Residential Medium Density) for the construc-
tion of 18 residential units, free residential laundry building,
a community center, pool and associated parking.

For more information contact the Division of Comprehen-
sive and Coastal Zone Planning, Department of Planning and
Natural Resources, Cyril E. King Airport, Terminal Build-
ing, 2nd Floor, St. Thomas between 9:00am and 4:00pm,
Monday through Friday, except holidays at (340) 774-3320


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

North Shore Road
Caneel Bay Resort
Cinnamon Bay


Maho Bay Camps

South Shore Road
Pine Peace Market
Westin Resort

Coral Bay
Connections East
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For sale by owner:
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stonework, water views,
furnished, great rental his-
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USVI. Call 941-497-2325.

For sale by owner:
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main road with moderate
to steep terrain. $215,000
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Get a Tan and a Paycheck!
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keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing water-
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Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

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ST. JOHN COMMUNITY CRISIS CENTER
REACHES AGREEMENT WITH FORMER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The St. John Community Crisis Center (formerly known
as the Safety Zone) and its board of directors are pleased
to inform the Virgin Islands' community, particularly
St. John, of an amicable resolution to a dispute with its
former executive director, Dr. Iris Kern. We acknowledge
Kern's hard work and probity and her commitment to
the eradication of violent crime and treatment of those
affected by crime in our community. We wish to put all
misunderstandings behind us and wish her much success
in the future.

Please contact us at (340) 693-7233 Fax (340) 693-7234



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Assistant Manager of Marketing & Products St.Thomas

Scotiabank is currently seeking applicants for the position
of Asst. Manager of Marketing & Products in St. Thomas.
The Asst. Manager of Marketing & Products will share
responsibility for the Bank's interaction with customers,
potential customers and the community, including, but not
limited to advertising, public relations, point-of-sale experience,
charitable donations, and community activities/events.

In addition, the Asst. Manager of Marketing & Products will
assist with ensuring the products offered are competitive in
both features and pricing; this entails continuously monitoring
market conditions and offering, doing research as required, and
coordinating with product areas in International Banking.

The Asst. manager of marketing & Products ensures Branches
are Provided with a competitive line of retail products through
the development and execution of comprehensive products
plans, and are provided with the products, guidance, prompting,
direction and promotional support necessary to increase market
share and maximize revenues and profitability in the assigned
products line.

Qualification and requirements includes a Bachelor's Degree,
experience and intimate knowledge of the Financial Services
industry. In addition, working knowledge and experience
in marketing communications and product management is
required.

Scotiabank offers excellent benefits. Interested applicants
please send a resume and three letters of recommendation to
the attention of Scotiabank, Human Resources Department,
P.O. Box 420, St. Thomas, USVI 00803



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24 St. John Tradewinds, September 22-October 5, 2008


Unity Day Group Continues Lawsuit


Continued from Page 3
Government officials will have a difficult
time accounting for the more than $8 mil-
lion paid to BearingPoint to conduct the re-
valuations, according to Barry.
"Where is our $8 million revaluation
project from BearingPoint," Barry said.
"What recourse will the government take
since they have not received a valid $8.5
million revaluation. That money belongs to
the people of the Virgin Islands and we have
ideas and concerns."
More Funds Needed For Case
While the group has made progress on
behalf of all St. John property owners, ad-
ditional funds are needed to keep the suit
going, added Barry.
"Right now we want the word to go out to
any property owners who have not contrib-
uted to our fund to step forward and make
their donations because we represent you,"


she said.
Straightforward Ruling
Government officials only have them-
selves to blame for the projected $70 mil-
lion shortfall caused by the inability to is-
sue property tax bills this year, according to
Barry.
"I hope that the government doesn't try
to put the blame on the property tax pay-
ers because since 2003, when the injunction
was issued, they have had five years to com-
ply and they haven't," she said. "Tax payers
must be law abiding, and the V.I. govern-
ment must be law abiding."
"I've been in court and it's just simple and
very clear," Barry continued. "The District
Court made a valid ruling that the govern-
ment was in error."
The group is waiting for Gomez to sched-
ule a date to hear the recently filed mo-
tions.


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Team Lightz Out, sponsored by First Phase Datacomm, were the champions of the
Caneel Bay Resort-sponsored Basketball Invitational tournament.
Pictured (bottom L to R) Lucien Sylvester, Brummell Germain and Sammy Samu-
el. (Top L to R) Kylan Penn, Ricardo Oquendo, Desmond Charles, Chicky Oquendo
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Island Seniors Celebrate New Center


Continued from Page 7
about federal social security benefits.
"Social Security is a must-have for our
seniors," said Francis.
Time For Change
Lt. Gov. Francis also took the opportunity
to make a recommendation about the terri-
tory's young people.
"The paddle needs to be taken out from
under the bed and hung over the dining
room table where it belongs," said Francis.
"No calling 911."
Governor deJongh just qualified for his
AARP card and has joined the senior ranks,
he explained.
On a serious note, the governor discussed
some of the additional services needed by
seniors on St. John.
"What you do makes us better at our jobs,"
said deJongh. "We want to do things for you
before you even have to ask for it. We need
more elderly housing, long term care, and
yes, SSI benefits."
DeJongh was one of three speakers who


praised the work that Adrian Center director
and St. John senior citizens' affairs coordi-
nator Abigail Hendricks played in moving
the center forward.
Music and Speeches
Other dignitaries at the event included
Commissioner of Education Dr. LaVerne
Terry, Senator Liston Davis and Senator
Louis Hill.
Seniors in Harmony performed "Jesus
Loves Me," and "Senior Citizens are March-
ing On."
The crowd was also serenaded by the
smooth, upbeat music of "Caribbean
Sounds." Completed arts and crafts projects
were on display as participants mingled,
while enjoying delicious food and drink fol-
lowing the official program.
To the delight of the Januarys as well as
everyone else, Lt. Gov. Francis did indeed
take the opportunity to make good on his
long-awaited dance with Mrs. January when
the two managed to take to the floor under
the watchful eye of Mr. January.


Cruz Bay Tennis Court Upgrade


Continued from Page 11
school-age children."
"We look forward to the sport of tennis
being more included in the Interscholastic
Sports Program and are working diligently
with our local partners at the HPR, the De-
partment of Education, and the VI. Tennis
Federation to revitalize the sport locally,"
Cecile deJongh continued. "In particular,
one of our first goals is to provide funding
toward upgrading ten tennis courts in the
territory two on St. John, three on St.
Thomas, and five on St. Croix."
While Julius E. Sprauve School physical
education teacher Lecia Richmond had not


heard about the grant, it is very exciting, she
explained.
"We teach sixth graders the basics of play-
ing tennis," said Richmond. "Seventh grad-
ers enroll in a three week elective."
"I am excited about this because tennis is
a life time sport and one that keeps us physi-
cally fit," said Richmond.
In addition to the Cruz Bay courts, the ap-
plication for public facility assistance grants
will support the renovation of two courts at
Sion Farm, three courts at D.C. Canegata
Ball Park, two courts at the Alvin McBean
complex and one court at the Subbase tennis
courts.


Lightz Out Wins Basketball Tournament








St. John Tradewinds, September 22-October 5, 2008 25


* MANDAHL OCEANFRONT LAND 0.85+/
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finish, you may pick finishing details to suit your
taste. Wonderful views overlooking Flanagans
Island to BVI's. ................................ $1,550,000.

* JOHN'S FOLLY -Views & surf sounds are
yours from this desirable parcel in upper John's
Folly. Great access to Concordia, Salt Pond &
Ram's Head beaches & hiking trails. R-2 zoning
.............................. Realistic pricing at$229,000.
* ADJACENT CAROLINA PARCELS -0.347+/
acrew, & 0.323+/ acre. 2 adjacent parcels
sold together. Gentle grade, large trees, fertile
soil, beautiful mountain & valley views. Great
opportunity to build your own home.... $199,000.


* RETAIL BAKERY/CAFE FOR SALE Established & very successful business with excellent traffic
& location. Lunch, baked goods, coffee, wedding cakes..................... Owner will train. $275,000.
Contact Lori Walden 340-513-1874 lorisnackwalden@yahoo.com


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


MongooseJunction
TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWN Coral Bay
Q.... T NT R T T 340-774-7962
/ CI IIoI I 340-777-5350 fax
r nwww.towncountryusvi.com
tcusvi@islands.vi
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O.Box191, St.John,VI00831


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


VILLA LARIMAR
- 2 BEDROOM/2 BATH
CONDO No Hassle, Move in
ready, excellent rental history!
$698,000


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


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


"Collbrl" Superb sunset and
water views from this 3 bedroom
waterfront home in Great Cruz Bay.
Features include native stonework,
large pool deck with gazebo,
masonry construction, air condition-
ing, water views from every room
and pool, and lots of room for
expansion. Deeded rights to beach and dinghy landing. A recent
refurbishing has been completed. $3,495,000
"House With A View" lives up to its
name with beautiful views over Ren-
dezvous 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 the water
around the coral heads and beaches. This is a large lot in a quiet,


FEATURED CONDOS -
"Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular rental,
featuring beautiful views to St. Thomas and
sunsets, proximity to the pool and sundeck, and
walk to town. This unique air-conditioned comer
unit has been recently refurbished including new
tile floors, mahogany cabinets, fumiture and bath.
$625,000
"Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of the newest and
most spacious condos to be found on St. John.
Completed in 2005, beautiful views, sun deck and
pool area, walk to town and Frank Bay Beach. The
two bedroom is over 1700 sq. ft. and the three
bedroom penthouse units are over 2100 sq.ft. All
feature large kitchens, granite countertops, large
closets, stainless appliances, private washer and dryer and ample storage.
These condos have it all. $975,000 to $1,399,000 The 4 bedroom unit is also
available as a fraction (25%) ownership.


S established neighborhood yet just minutes from Cruz Bay. The pool LAND -
and deck are new and make this an attractive short-term rental or a "REEF BAY" Large lot adjoining national park with 270
great family home. $1,350,000 REDUCED TO $1M CASH TIL 9130/08 feet of waterfront on pristine Reef Bay. Easterly trade
winds, a vest pocket beach and sweeping views of St.
"Southern Cross" The location of this John's pristine south shore and south to St. Croix.
traditional Danish style stone home is Because of it's large size (1.32 acres) and adjoining
A about as good as it gets, offering park land on the south this parcel affords one a privacy
privacy yet only a 10 minute drive to seldom found in a waterfront property. A short walk to Reef Bay beach and a
Cruz Bay Town. Features include large short drive to Cruz Bay on mostly paved roads. $2.499M
covered porches, beautiful custom
ABOUT SELLING mahogany cabinets and built-in bar, a a "Estate Eden" Motivated Seller, all offers encour-
exposed concrete beams window sills and tile floors all create an aged! Over a 1/3 acre with beautiful water views of
JS FOR A FREE elegant atmosphere. Cooling breezes and water views on an almost Hurricane Hole & beyond. Quiet neighborhood in a
level lot with room to add a pool or spa. $1.395M i great location near Coral Bay & the new proposed
OF THE MARKE marina. Lower portion of lot is flat. Adjacent parcel 2-
"Surfside" is a three bedroom home 3B is also available. Possible Owner financing.
YOUR PROPERTY located in the uniquely beautiful Reef REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE $165,000
1~ ~ -4 mn "EC 0r ilIany &IUQC AIUI


ay area u s ay. uae on e
edge of undeveloped National Park
land, the home is a short stroll via nature
path to the white sand beach of Reef
Bay where you can enjoy snorkeling,
surfing, swimming and beach combing. Ample porches, sunning
decks, pool and Jacuzzi, air-conditioned bedrooms and lust
landscaping complete the picture. $2,100,000


AND MUCH MORE . .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
condo, land and commercial listings currently available through
Islandia Real Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and
price on the island of St. John. Feel free to visit our website at www.
islandiarealestate.com or call and speak with one of our full-time,
professional agents at: (340) 776-6666. We will be happy to help you find
the perfect property to fulfill your needs and dreams.


SADIE SEA Wonderful op-
portunity to own and operate an
established charter boat. Currently
doing half and full day snorkel/
sight-seeing trips and NPS Reef
Bay hike return trips to Cruz Bay.
$150,000


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BONUSI Pr vaij well main. TURN KEY SCUBA/pleasure NEW LISTNOIN Mretil ntalyr
taiaed home in Coral Bay with beat buinres w1t1 impressive 4 maj tainuird hurnE cloDr tu C'ui.'
ample room I add an addi- year history. Business boasts a Bay. Two uniis, solid raso'nry,
IinCnl uAiC daW-nsrtirt Thi 2004, 26ft. PowcreI. all equip- within walking distance to
horie cDomrs w*ih ar IX ETRA menl. compressor and prWven lawn I ui nni i 3hr 2h1a
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i1 off to rrcCup some of your loyal trepea cliLets. YoVu re in L-cilirisH in cNccllrcr L-uordrL[ur1.
cpcinest. JUST S425,000. bosinema for jtust 5169,9001 2nd unil a 2br 2ba. 5599,000.
HOMES
M ^ ^ PRICED TO Si[.l.1 IhL PANORAMIC views over
awesomee varalioa bhomeiRtndr.zvaus Bay from tIth s
has cqual 2br. 2ba ensuitc, popular rcnial home with
.rCeA room Ieads La wall n' grant C.ribbiru frlair. lr -.
*$$ss clt apliriunl hule i TCr 3BA ^idh lihug deck rid
views. Jut $1,1175,000 pool area. 1,d 60,DO0 -
LOWER PETER BAY 4br. 4-5b[, pool and juMt s ps away rrTm while sandy bvauh, $(O,PV00,00.
TWO HOMES nneriin completion. A br 2 a br. 2b]b3 cmi I0I.- HIiNjr views. Juis $325,000,
VIRGIN GRANDE ESTATES 5BR. 5.5BA w' cicuisite finishes & views lo maleh. $2.199.999.
CONDOMINIUMS
D]evelopr Uniti GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcLtchfrrpro dfvcl, W];t :4 This 2BR, 1.5BA unit is
IO'* n from Ihese )2br2ba just lone mile from Cruz
units starting al 875,,000. say- Amtliniazig sst water
And, (2) 3Jbr 2ba uits view., voversized vrerand
starling at ll100,000. l nd huge pool. 5549,000.
GRANDE BAY *Assignment of Contract" Penthc use unit slill available for JUST..... $875.000.
WHY RENT Sunset Ridge 2 new Ibr, Lba units w/ huge water views. $279.000 & $299.000.
SIRENUSA Luxury co do deve l, is e4irly complcie. 2.3 & JBER o.iI- & begin a $l,1,00,00.
LAND
TWO LOTSh 0-50+!- acrcs PHENOMENAL wuairrrinni





SPECIAL PRICEI I Virin OrFad Esirtc [Wei rw na.zini 0.4 L *:.-Air 1toi. Etcb fir Only S275,010.
I8 ACRES & 20 th-dividdt IrPt above Rendeiivo ih nft rrBda .AVed Cell us for Detpies.
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Motivated Ownei! Carolina .25+/- ac Gneat views. S209,999.
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY expired plans & perminis for $ uijil condo proj..- 12,750,000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparablec orth shore views........ $2.500.000
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 viCews. $1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-ac.knoll lop w/psnoramic views excllcnt developmcni pouential.1].299.999.
WATERFRONT A RABl OPPORTUNITY in PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAl, AT .........5-50,f00
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable l.7 +/- ac. lot with great water views.....5449,999.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island views 04t Losl and Sandy Cay lo Leduck...........$429,000.
REDUCED oversized lot in Coral Bay near proposed marina project.............. JUST $310,a00.
WHAT A DEAL Ch olc t Hole lo wich active plns & permits in pl----................... 229,000.
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prealigions ChoelIae Hole! A STEAL AT IUST..........- 1 95,000.
EMMAUS A great loi .a1 a great price with buge Cora] Bay harbor vitew ..... Naw just 5145,000.
TIMESHARES COMMERCIAL-
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMosc weeks. *vail. LOCATION. LOCATION Man options exist
able. Prices range from S11,50 1 to $12,000.-far Ibis Retail Shopping Center. S2,25-,000.




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LUMINARIA a luxurious ridge top villa
with stunning panoramic views and the

bedrooms (a/c), 31/2 baths, soaring cathedral
ceilings, large pool w/waterfall, 4 car garage,
spa, gourmet kitchen, satellite TV, multiple
decks, beautifully furnished, gated entry, lush
landscaping, privacy. Close proximity to north
shore beaches, good vacation rental history.
Priced to sell at $2,495,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS
PERELANDRA- is a romantic two bedroom, two bath Ca-
ribbean style villa offering stunning panoramic views and
evening sunsets, privacy, convenient location and comfort-
able elegance. Nestled high on the hillside above Cruz Bay
with lush gardens and a private pool. $1,235,000.
BORDEAUX MT.- Three bedroom /two bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, /2 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 aflat 3%acre site adjacent to National Park. Enjoy
all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the
secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000.
WINDSONG-Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
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.
EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
ESTATE BELLEVUE- Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.


WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walkto
Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $285,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $350,000.
CATHERINEBERG- Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 13 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy.......................$205,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views.......................... $250,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included .............$329,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo.......................... $375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel.............................$389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac ........ ........... .......... $425,000
ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE -
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$299k
SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS-
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site .................................. $280k
ESTATE CAROLINA -
Lower Bordeaux, BVI views, paved road ................. $199k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway.................................... $255k
Gentle slope, Bordeaux Mt., 0.63 ac................................. $349k
C ora l H arbor view s.......................................... ......... ..... $350 k
Ironwood Rd, views, house plans...................................... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views .................. .................. $379k
BVI views, one acre+................. ......................... $415,500


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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.
$185,000

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.

PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW OFFICES LOCATED AT 6B CANEEL HILL
ADJACENT TO ASOLARE RESTUARANT, THE GATEWAY TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK,
OR CONTACT ANDY RUTNIK AT 340-774-3939 or EMAIL:ANDREWRUTNIK@GMAIL.COM

(340 77-33 fa ww*siraett~o te (30 7433


NI'VV VILLA tLLIU1U opeciacular, new construction in virgin urana tsiates. generous noor plan w/i levels
of living space offers privacy/views from all rooms. 3 spacious master suites, king beds, outdoor stone showers,
granite counters, maple cabinetry. AC, satellite TV, high speed internet in all rooms. Pool level offers wet bar, sat.
TV, and sunshine all day. Professional landscaping w/grey water irrigation. Sunsets year round. $2,890,000
HOMES


CVISTA is a magnificent open air villa overlooking
the alluring turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay.
Situated in prestigious Klein Bay and featuring all
amenities including gourmet kitchen, and tasteful
furnishings, custom mahogany doors & windows,
entertainment room, outdoor bar and a/c in all
bedrooms. This stunning residence exudes comfort,
class & elegance. $3,895,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property on the knoll of
the hill above Cruz Bay Town offering panoramic views
of Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Zoned R-4, this
very large site is ideally suited for development. Also
featuring a 3 bedroom short term rental home known as
"Tamarind" and an enormous inviting pool. $2,950,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH is just steps
outside this Hart Bay waterfront villa. "Rendezview" has
been extensively renovated and features 4 bdrms & 4
baths with tasteful furnishings, enormous swimming
pool, expansive decks, & stonework. Also enjoy the
lower 3 bdrm beach house. Excellent short term rental
income $2,895,000


BAREFOOT Newly constructed 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath
guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood with
paved roads, expansive Sunrise water views of BVI,
Leduck, Flanagan & beyond and steady gentle breezes,
.5 acre with room for expansion of main house & pool.
Lower level has plumbing roughed in. $899,000.
FLANAGANS PASSAGE VILLA is a brand new
classic 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa with superior
craftsmanship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof
and wonderful attention to every detail. Stunning 180
degree view from every room with a huge deck
surrounding the large pool and sunken hot tub on this
.61 acre parcel. The luxurious home features mahogany
cabinets, doors and furniture, a gourmet kitchen, ac in
bedrooms and much more. A must see! $2,850,000
LESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in upscale Pt.
Rendezvous. 180 sea views, spacious great room,
dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath suites.
Infinity edge pool w/spa. Excellent rental income.
$2,950,000. Virtual tour available at:
www.americanparadise.com


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