Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: October 6, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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October 6-12, 2008
Copyright 2008

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

Most Residents Voice Support for Rezoing Requests
Three re-zoning requests were aired at CZM Pulic Hearing Page 3

To Tackle
Runoff Issue
Six DPNR officials
leave grant meeting
early to catch barge
Page 7
Elaine I. Sprauve
Library To Reopen
by the New Year
Page 5
Three Engines
Stolen from Cruz
Bay Dinghies
Page 4
WAPA To Reduce
Water, Power Bills
by 18 Percent Plus
Page 2

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A hungry
tortoise takes
a big bite.
A native red footed
tortoise feasts on a
mango on the North

St. John Tradewinds News
Photos by Tom Oat

2 St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008

WAPA Reduces Bills by 18 Percent and More

St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Water and
Power Authority's petition to re-
duce the Levelized Energy Ad-
justment Clause (LEAC) factor,
the customer fuel surcharge, by
22 percent was approved by the
Public Services Commission on
Thursday, October 2.
As a result, all bills rendered
on October 1, which will reflect
customer consumption mostly in
August and September, will reflect
overall reductions as follows: the
bill of an average residential cus-
tomer utilizing 500 killowatt hours
monthly will be reduced by $45 or
18.4 percent; the bill of an aver-

age commercial customer utilizing
1,200 kilowatt hours monthly will
be reduced by $119 or 17.4 per-
cent; and the average large power
bill over 30,000 kilowatt hours
monthly will be reduced by $3,665
or 19 percent.
The water LEAC will decrease
to $13.72 orby 10.6 percent for the
average residential water customer
using 2,400 gallons monthly.
The utility held the bills printed
on Wednesday, October 1, in an-
ticipation of the PSC's approval
on October 2, according to Hugo
Hodge, WAPA's Executive Direc-
Those bills reflected the old

LEAC charge of 42 cents. The
new bills, which will reflect the
new LEAC of 32 cents, will be is-
sued early next week, Hodge ex-
Customers will receive their bills
with an adjusted payment date that
will take into account the delayed
billing date but will still allow 20
days for payment.
Hodge is reminding customers
that despite the decrease in the
LEAC, conservation is still impor-
tant in homes and businesses and
when everyone works together to
conserve, it means less fuel pur-
chases from HOVENSA and lower
fuel costs.

St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Doug Bean

GBS students show off their teddy bears as they get ready to read "Corduroy."

St. John Schools Join National Reading Campaign

St. John Tradewinds
The Jumpstart's Read for the Record is a national
campaign to encourage thousands of children and
adults to read the same book on the same day.
This year the Virgin Islands continued its partici-
pation as students across the St. Thomas/St. John

District read "Corduroy," written by Don Freeman,
on Thursday, October 2, in an attempt to break the
2007 national record of 258,000 readers. Students at
Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School in Coral Bay
celebrated the day with a teddy bear picnic and read-
ing party.

St. John Tradewinds
KATS stands for Kids And
The Sea kids safely having
fun on the water through
an educational program bring-
ing together the Virgin Islands'
greatest human resource, its
youth and its greatest natural re-
source, the sea.
The KATS Basic Skills Pro-
gram 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, anchoring, docking, man
overboard, capsize recovery,
weather and rules of boating.
The program is intended to ex-
pose kids to basic principles and
techniques of seamanship in or-
der to prepare them with knowl-
edge 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 program runs from October

18 through December 20, with
no session the Saturday after
A swim test will be adminis-
tered the first session, in which
the child must demonstrate basic
swimming skills. A bathing suit,
towel and water shoes any-
thing that can be worn in the wa-
ter are necessary.
Applications must be returned
to Jennifer Robinson at Connec-
tion East or West by October 13.
For more information call 514-

Dept. of Health Fogging for

Mosquitoes on St. John on Oct. 12
St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Health's Environmental Health Division
will begin fogging in neighborhoods territory-wide following
heavy downpours and in anticipation of increased showers this
month, the start of the rainy season in the Virgin Islands, Depart-
ment of Health Commissioner Vivian Ebbesen-Fludd announced
last week.
Fogging will occur from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, on
St. John. The department will routinely conduct fogging following
heavy downpours because of the inherent increase in the mosquito
"Heavy rains mean there will be an increase in mosquito breed-
ing and we want to do all that we can to keep that population down
to lower the risk of there being Dengue Fever-causing mosqui-
toes," Ebbesen-Fludd said.
Dengue Fever is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito,
which can breed in man-made receptacles. Residents are reminded
to check their yards after heavy rains for receptacles which could
hold water. Residents should empty out flowerpot bases, keep bar-
rels tightly sealed and place a screen or mesh over the overflow
pipe of cisterns. Tires, which also collect water, should be kept in
a dry place.
Health officials also urge residents with asthma and other respi-
ratory problems to take the necessary precautions such as keeping
windows closed to ensure that their health is not compromised.

UVI-CELL Offering One-day Excel

Workshop on Tuesday, October 7
St. John Tradewinds
The University of the Virgin Islands' Community Engagement
and Lifelong Learning Center is hosting a one-day workshop on
Microsoft Excel, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at
the UVICELL Center on St. Thomas.
In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of
using Excel tools and commands, learn shortcuts to save time, and
master the formulas that make working with Excel much easier.
For more information or to register, call 693-1100 or visit UVI-
CELL on-line at http://cell.uvi.edu.

HPR Seeks Information on Athletes
St. John Tradewinds
The pubic is urged to submit information on any athletes they
would like to be included in a database which the Department
of Housing, Parks and Recreation is creating, according to HPR
Commissioner St. Claire Williams. The public should also submit
questions and answers about local sports to be included in a sports
trivia section on HPR's website. Fax information to 774-4600,
email to info@dspr.vi or call Kirby Callender at 774-0255.

Chiropractic Founder's Day Raises

$515 for Special Olympics
St. John Tradewinds
A Special Olympics fundraiser in celebration of the founding of
chiropractic 113 years ago on September 18, 1895, raised $515, as
the final pledges were received from the Coral Bay community.
Complimentary chiropractic adjustments to existing patients,
and spinal analysis, postural check-ups and back pack safety as-
sessments where performed by Dr. Robert De Bonis at the Island
Life Chiropractic Center in Coral Bay.
"It was a successful day and I look forward to doing this event
annually," said De Bonis. "I would like to thank everyone who
turned out and contributed so generously in supporting Special
Olympics and celebrating chiropractic's founding."

KATS Basic Skills Program Starting October 18

St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008 3

Most Residents Voice Support for Rezoning Requests at Public Hearing

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Three St. John landowners re-
questing rezoning for their proper-
ties drew mostly support at a Tues-
day evening, September 30, public
hearing at the Cruz Bay Legislature
About 40 residents attended the
Department of Planning and Natu-
ral Resources' Division of Compre-
hensive and Coastal Zone Planning
(CCZP) public hearing which was
led by CCZP acting director of
planning Marjorie Emmanuel and
CCZP senior planner Julius Jessup.
Alfredo and Marie Alejo's re-
quest to rezone their 0.67 acres in
Estate Enighed overlooking Cruz
Bay from R-2, residential low-
density, to R-3, residential medi-
um-density, was the sole request to
draw opposition.
The Alejos are requesting to con-
struct three buildings for 15 long-
term low-income apartment units,
two pools, two parking lots and a
single-family cottage on their prop-
erty. Their land is located atop Ja-
cob's Ladder in the midst of an area
that is home to several condomini-
um complexes including Sirenusa,
Serendip, Sunset Ridge and Upper
"Dream Come True"
Building the apartment complex
would be a dream come true for the
Dominican Republic-native and
construction company owner, Al-

Alfredo and Marie Alejo present their development plans for their Estate Enighed prop-
erty, which the couple is requesting to rezone to R-3 from R-2.

fredo Alejo explained.
"It is my goal to have an income
when I get old and to provide for
my children," said Alejo. "This is
my dream and I have been working
very hard for my dream."
If granted the zoning change,
the government would not be able
to control what the Alejos build on
their property, according to Attor-
ney Nancy D'Anna, who spoke on

behalf of the Upper Deck Condo-
minium Association owners in op-
position to the rezoning request.
"No one is against low-income
housing, but there are no controls
here," said D'Anna. "Once the zon-
ing is changed, the lot could be sold
to someone else, who might not be
interested in building low-income
Having a parcel of land desig-

nated R-3 would be out of sync
with the neighborhood, D'Anna
Drastic Change
"The difference between R-2 and
R-3 is drastic," said D'Anna. "R-3
allows for six-story buildings and
80 people per acre. Other condo-
miniums in the area never required
a zoning change."
"This parcel is 0.67 acres and if it

Rain Data
at Trunk Bay

Sept. Rainfall
12.31 Inches

Average Sept.
5.77 Inches

Year-to Date
36.69 Inches

Average Y-T-D
28.63 Inches

"It is my goal to
have an income
when I get old and
to provide for my
children.This is my
dream and I have
been working very
hard for my dream."

Alfredo Alejo, contractor

is changed to R-3, there could be a
six-story building in the middle of a
residential area," D'Anna said.
The danger of rezoning is the
lack of control, according to Louis
Revuelta, an architect who owns a
unit in the Upper Deck complex.
No Controls
"It's commendable what he's try-
ing to do, but it could be done in a
different way," said Revuelta. "I've
seen it happen again and again, the
temptation to sell the property at a
huge profit. No one has any ability
to stop that."
The proposed entryway to the
development would go straight
through neighboring property
owner Calvin George's land, he ex-
"Where he [Alejo] intends to en-
ter is an encroachment of my prop-
Continued on Page 20

Business Directory .............22
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ............... 23-24
Commander's Bugle Call ...14
Community Calendar .........21
Community Corner .............15
Crossword Puzzler .............20
Fashion Forward ................12
Ferry Schedules ...............20
Horoscope ........................ 21
Letters ......................... 16-18
Obituaries ......................... 19
Police Log ................... .... 21
Real Estate ................. 25-27
Rhythm & Views ................11
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................4



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As work on the Cruz Bay roundabout continues, pedestrians are being directed to
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4 St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008



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While moored off shore of Cruz Bay, three engines were stolen off Noah's Little Arks
dinghies last week, above.

Three Engines Stolen From Noah's Little Arks

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In the latest rash of marine
crime, three engines were stolen
off Noah's Little Arks dinghies in
Cruz Bay on Sunday night, Sep-
tember 28.
The owners of the dinghy rental
company, Joe and Kim Morris, left
Cruz Bay beach around 4 p.m. on
September 28, after making sure
all of their boats were secured, ex-
plained Kim Morris.
"The dinghies were closed,
locked up and secured with cable
and locks," said Morris. "Joe went
to work around 7 a.m. the next day
and called me and said, 'we're
missing three engines.'"
The three engines, two of which

were 30-horse power Yamahas and
one a 15-horse power Yamaha, put
the rental company owners out be-
tween $3,500 and $8,000, accord-
ing to Morris.
The company has been robbed
more times this year than in the
eight years the couple has owned
Noah's Little Arks, Morris ex-
"It's never been like this before,"
she said. "During Carnival we had
a 30-horse power engine stolen
and we've had another engine sto-
len at a different time this year. It's
the worst crime we've seen."
In what was claimed as an at-
tempt to create a swimming area
in Cruz Bay, Department of Plan-
ning and Natural Resources offi-

cials moved all boats and dinghies
from the shoreline further out into
the harbor.
Although the swim area has
never been created, boats, includ-
ing Noah's Little Arks dinghies
remain on temporary moorings,
Morris explained.
"Since we've moved out further
from the shore, we've had more
problems with crime," she said.
"Because we're in a temporary
spot, we don't have the same sys-
tem we had before and we're not
as secure.
The business owners were plan-
ning to install additional lighting
and security cameras to hopefully
put an end to the Cruz Bay nautical
crime spree, Morris added.

Wha's Happ'nin' by Sis Frank

Sally's Birthday at The Beach Bar

St. John Tradewinds
The "Queen of Jazz," Miss Sally Smith, was hon-
ored last week on her 36th birthday (I think that's
right) a gorgeous chocolate cake with candles
and snapshots of band members on top and a
card signed by her fans her candle hat made the
picture complete (and hot!) After singing 25 cho-
ruses of "Happy Birthday," Steve Simon quietly
announced that next Sunday was his 40th, we are
gearing up for more cake and choruses.
Tennis Reorganization
Meeting a Success
Pat Harley led the enthusiastic group in plans
for renewing the St. John Racquet Club. The gov-
ernment has a grant that will cover rebuilding and

beautifying the courts. Classes will be held for be-
ginners and tournaments will be renewed. St. John
tennis is coming back!
Jimmy Boynes Passes
Every day I saw him walking to the little blue
house on the corer as you turn to and from the
Marketplace. That daily exercise kept him active
until his 95th birthday.
He was a respected member of the Boynes fam-
ily, always gracious, a typical member of the gen-
eration that is slowly leaving us. His companion,
Miss Venecia Christian, cared for him, and often
stood in the doorway of the blue house, waiting for
him. Our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to
her and his family.

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St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008 5

Delta Airlines Offering Same Day Flight Elaine I. Sprauve Library Set To Open for New Year

Connections from Copenhagen

St. John Tradewinds
Delta Air Lines is now offering same-day flight connections
from Copenhagen, Denmark, to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, ac-
cording to Department of Tourism officials.
Following months of ongoing dialogue between the Department
of Tourism and Delta, the airline will adjust the departure time
for its new Atlanta/St. Thomas service to allow passengers to/from
Copenhagen to make a same-day connection with the territory.
The connecting service will be offered four days per week via
Atlanta, Georgia, beginning December 20, 2008. The updated
schedule will be reflected in the airline's timetable issued later this
Department of Tourism officials anticipate a substantial increase
in Danish visitors to the destination as a result of the connecting
service. Round-trip service is also available between St. Thomas
and Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Milan,
Paris and Zurich.
"Denmark has long been a valuable market to the U.S. Virgin
Islands, and we look forward to offering visitors from this market
with an added incentive to experience the destination's deep-root-
ed Danish history," said Department of Tourism Commissioner
Beverly Nicholson-Doty. "We are thrilled that Delta continues to
support us as we seek to make travel to the USVI hassle-free for
European travelers."

Food Care Program Workshops Offered

St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Depart-
ment of Education's State Of-
fice of Special Nutrition Pro-
grams will conduct its annual
series of Child and Adult Care
Food Program Workshops for
all current and prospective non-
profit and for-profit Child Care

Sponsors and Institutions.
The workshop for the STT/
STJ district is scheduled for
Wednesday, October 15, from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. at Palms Court
Harborview Hotel.
For more information con-
tact Belinda Sanderson at 774-

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
If all goes as planned St. John
book lovers will begin the new
year with a long-awaited new
chapter the opening of the fully
renovated, Elaine I. Sprauve Li-
Despite unexpected challenges
faced by the construction work
team, the renovation project is pro-
ceeding on schedule, according to
Assistant Director of Libraries for
the Virgin Islands Donald Cole.
"Our first unexpected hurdle
was the extra time and effort we
spent on the first floor, but it had to
be done correctly," said Cole.
The government official spends
one a day week at the Cruz Bay li-
brary, overseeing the renovation of
the historic structure.
Citizens and island visitors alike
will be pleased with the improve-
ments being made to the building.
While the new air conditioning
units are a nice comfort in the Ca-
ribbean heat, they will also offer
needed protection for historical
artifacts and documents.
A concrete platform is now in
place where a generator will be
situated. With the new capacity for
improved internet access, library
patrons will enjoy fast access to
the world wide web.
A home work tutorial software
program will be installed on each
of the computers. Students will

St John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann

Work crews set up a foundation for a new generator at
the Elaine I. Spruave Library, above.

be able to go to the library after
school, sign on to the tutorial pro-
gram, then go home and complete
their assignments by using the soft-
ware program, Cole explained.
A new staff person will be hired
to assist with children's library
services, he added.
The centuries-old cemetery lo-
cated on the property is also receiv-
ing the special care and attention
it needs. Over the years, the root
systems of two large trees located
next to the graves, have extended
into the cemetery.
The result is that the trees will
have to be removed, and grave
markers set back in place. Since
the cemetery is located on the

Elaine I. Sprauve property, it is
the responsibility of the facility to
properly maintain it, explained the
assistant director of libraries.
Cole anticipates opportunities
for many more community-wide
activities and events, with the ad-
dition of the new, more open-floor
plan, he explained.
The assistant director of libraries
hopes to soon have the funds for a
book mobile which could travel to
the Coral Bay area.
Elaine I. Sprauve's librarian
Carol McGuinness recently trav-
eled to the Library of Congress
in Washington D.C. where she
obtained free books and other re-
sources for the library.

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Drunk Drivers Continue

To Be Cited on Island Roads

St. John Tradewinds
Commissioner James McCall announced the results of the re-
cent "Over the Limit, Under Arrest" national campaign which was
hosted in the Virgin Islands over the Labor Day holidays.
The initiative to target drunk drivers on VI. roads and highways
was conducted by Traffic Enforcement officers in both districts.
The national drunk driving crackdown, launched on August 15,
included the use of sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols,
especially during high-risk nighttime hours.
"Officers on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix made a total of
14 arrests in support of the national crackdown," said McCall.
Driving with a Blood Alcohol Cncentration (BAC) of .08 grams
per deciliter or higher is illegal in all 50 states and territories. Yet in
2006 alone, nearly 13,500 people were killed in motor vehicle or
motorcycle crashed where the driver had a BAC of .08 or higher,
according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety
"It's clear that many people still don't understand that impaired
driving is no accident nor is it a victimless crime" said McCall.
"So our message to motorists is simple and unwavering. If you get
caught driving while impaired, you will be arrested No excep-
For more information on the national crackdown, visit the High-
Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at www.StopIm-
Police in the territory will continue to target drunk drivers even
after the nation initiative has passed and urges drivers to drink
responsibly and never drink and drive, McCall added.

St. John Sporting Center

Announces Raffle Winners

St. John Tradewinds
The winners of the St. John Sporting Center Raffle are as fol-
Francis Bidine won a weekend stay at the Westin Resort and
Villas. Coraline Greenaway won a weekend stay at Caneel Bay
Resort. Confesora Perez won two round-trip tickets to Puerto Rico
on Seaborne Airlines and Dawn Henry won two round-trip tickets
to Tortola on Seaborne Airlines.

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The ACC Flea Market is a great place to find gently-used toys.

"No Fleas Please" Flea Market Set for Oct. 18-19

St. John Tradewinds
St. John Animal Care Center's (ACC) "No Fleas
Please" Flea Market is October 18-19 at Winston
Wells ball field. The flea market sale will open both
days at 10 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m. on Satur-
day and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
The ACC is hoping residents and business own-
ers will again consider the organiztion when cleaning
out their closets. Last year many generous businesses
and local residents contributed by donating furni-
ture, household items, building materials, electronics,
books, toys and more.
The ACC is ready to receive donations before the
event. Donations of gently used items (no used cloth-
ing please) can be made directly at the shelter look
for the storage container outside.
Please bring items in boxes if possible. For drop-
offs, see Connie at the shelter between Tuesday and
Sell gently used items and clothing yourself by
renting a space at the event. A $25 donation reserves a

parking space on the field, so load up a car and have a
personal sale. Contact the ACC at 774-1625 for space
Find great deals new merchandise will be un-
veiled each day. The "No Fleas Please" Flea Market
is one of three annual fundraising events sponsored
by the ACC.
Among the other treasures for sale will be several
vans full of handsome furniture from the Westin Re-
sort and Villa, including headboards, armoires, gran-
ite-topped tables, and 300 framed prints. There will
also be a Children's Table full of toys and games for
children of all ages. Cold drinks will be on sale, and
there will be a table with information about the St.
John Animal Care Center.
Each event raises critical funds needed to continue
shelter operations, caring for and finding homes for
orphaned dogs and cats, controlling the feral cat pop-
ulation and educating the community on animal care.
The ACC is open Tuesday through Saturday from
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St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008 7

CBCC Official Are Set to Tackle

Stormwater Runoff with EPA Grant

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The brownish tint of Coral Bay harbor after the
recent heavy rains was testament to the need to con-
trol sediment runoff within the island's largest water-
Armed with $300,000 in grant funding from the
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Commu-
nity Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) pro-
gram, Coral Bay Community Council members are
determined to stem the tide of stormwater runoff.
The non-profit group intends to use the two-year
EPA CARE grant funds to hire a full-time storm water
engineer, a part-time watershed coordinator and con-
duct community outreach and educational workshops,
according to CBCC president Sharon Coldren.
As soon as EPA officials give the approval which
CBCC officials expect soon a job posting for the
stormwater engineer will be advertised locally and
nationally. CBCC member and University of the Vir-
gin Islands scientist Barry Devine will be hired as the
part-time watershed coordinator, Coldren added.
Hiring Stormwater Specialist
"We'll be spending the bulk of our $300,000 to
provide on-site technical assistance and that person
needs to reside in Coral Bay," said Coldren. "Previ-
ously when homeowner associations wanted techni-
cal expertise for an hour, they had to pay for three
hours because that person had to come over from St.
"If we could get free good technical advice it would
be a big leg up," Coldren said. "We could get away
from 'oh I do it all the time,' to the best way to do
While CBCC volunteers have been working to com-
bat pollution in the Coral Bay area since the group's
inception five years ago, success of the CARE project
hinges on forging strong government agency partner-
ships, Coldren explained
Key players in the CARE initiative gathered at the
V.I. National Park maintenance building on Thursday
afternoon, September 25, for the first EPA CARE
project leadership team meeting.
Government No-shows and Early Departures
While those who attended the meeting were hopeful
the CARE grant would lead to a decrease in sediment
pollution, it was difficult to ignore the government of-
ficials who were not in attendance and those who left
early. No one from the Department of Public Works
or Coastal Zone Management office attended.
The 1:30 p.m. meeting which followed a morn-
ing tour of the Coral Bay watershed was just un-
derway when all six Department of Planning and Nat-
ural Resources officials walked out in order to catch
the 3 p.m. barge.
Coldren, EPA's Virgin Islands coordinator Jim
Casey, EPA's regional CARE grant coordinator Der-
val Thomas, Julie Wright of the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Ser-
vice, CBCC vice president and St. John Administra-
tor's assistant Barbara Dalmida-Thompson, VINP
Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon and
CBCC member Elvis Marsh remained for the entirety
of the meeting.
Implementing Watershed Management Plan
While Coldren was ready to explain the roles gov-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Sharon Coldren outlines the group's
emrnment agencies would play in implementing the
CARE grant initiative, the unexpected departure of
the DPNR officials including acting director of
planning Marjorie Emmanuel altered the scope
and agenda of the meeting, she explained.
The CARE grant will focus on implementing the
Coral Bay Watershed Management Plan, which was
created in 2007 after the National Oceanic and At-
mospheric Administration contracted the Center for
Watershed Protection (CWP) to produce management
plans for all U.S. territories. DPNR officials chose
Coral Bay to be the site of the pilot watershed man-
agement plan for the Virgin Islands.
CWP scientists, along with EPA and DPNR offi-
cials, toured Coral Bay and conducted 30 site visits
within the watershed, followed by CBCC-hosted
community meetings. From those meetings and vis-
its, the 48-page Coral Bay Watershed Management
Plan was created.
Maintaining Marine Resources
The document outlines concerns within the water-
shed and spells out management goals and recom-
mended actions to achieve those goals.
Improving water quality to maintain living marine
resources and human uses, minimizing the impact of
new and existing developments and creating a coop-
erative atmosphere of engagement between agency
staff, local residents and the development community
are among the goals listed in the management plan.
Providing on-site technical assistance, enforcing
existing environmental regulations, evaluating and
repairing erosion and drainage problems and improv-
ing post-construction stormwater management top
the list of recommendations outlined in the plan.
During the meeting Coldren showed a number of
photographs taken during the recent rains, document-
ing the stormwater runoff problem. While it's easy
to see the problem areas, actually tackling the causes
will take partnerships and technical expertise, Cold-
ren explained.
Partnerships Necessary
"We need to work together," she said. "We can't
have unilateral development. We need to collectively
make decisions to create a standard practice."
The stormwater engineer which CBCC officials
hope to have on board by November 1 would work
with DPW and DPNR officials to target key problem
areas in the Coral Bay watershed, Coldren added.
EPA CARE grant leaders will meet again in Janu-
ary to further discuss partnership roles, according to
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Americans have a high inter-
est in the state of our seemingly
depressed economy, according to
several recent political polls.
People cite stagnate incomes,
oil prices and higher costs as their
primary worries in this election
year. New business opportunities
appear to be on the decline, at
least stateside.
St. John residents, however,
have been enjoying a rather sig-
nificant improvement to their
palettes as new eateries pop up
all over the island with what has
become expected regularity.
It all comes down to planning,
explained Tim Cliff, owner of
Mojo's Caf6 and new co-owner
of the Pizza Shoppe at Wharfside
"Sales aren't as good as the
last few years," said Cliff. "It's
the survival of the fittest. Good
fiscal planning, hard work and a
clear business plan should get you
through the tough times."
Waterfront real estate doesn't
seem to have it nearly as tough as
others though, maintaining the at-
tention of both locals and visitors
with restaurants like Mojo Caf6
- catering to early breakfast ris-
ers and afternoon tourist travelers
alike and Joe's Rum Hut the
scene of mojito-focused happy
Pizza Shop/Italian Deli
The one thing missing from the
Cruz Bay shore line, however,
was a pizzeria.
Cliff and Joe Decourcy, co-
owners of the Waterfront Bistro,
have joined for another new proj-
ect at the old Senorita Pizza loca-
tion across from Joe's Rum Hut
on the waterfront.
They opened the pizzeria/Ital-
ian Deli this summer, focusing on
Italian style foods to go.
Certainly this complements
Joe's Rum Hut as a place to toast
the sunset with not just a cocktail
but a slice.
Menu items like stromboli, cal-
zones, Italian subs and fried cala-
mari already have rumors run-
ning of the unforgettable food to
"An Italian deli is just what this
island needs," said a frequent is-
land visitor. "Something delicious
to fill you up before a night out
on the town that won't break the

A tempting New York City-style pizza from the newest
eatery to open on island, the Pizza Shoppe at Wharfside

Location, Location,
When asked if Mojo Caf6
would be competing with the new
pizzeria and deli, Cliff was accu-
rate in pointing out how even the
subtlest location placement can
make all the difference. He cited
Mojo's clientele as largely ferry-
goers on the move.
The new pizza and deli will no
doubt bring in the Italian-Ameri-
cans who crave a good slice and
any New Yorker looking to test
their pizza theory that good pizza
can only be made with the city's
Cliff and Decourcy credit their
staff as professionals whom allow
them to overcome the challenges
in the restaurant business.
Golden Opportunity
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in Love City if only one knows
where to look and when to strike.

Cliff, a graduate of the Culinary
Institute of America, arrived on
island several years ago as a chef
at Caneel's Estate Turtle Bay Res-
From there he saw he could
meet the ferry-goers needs and
opened Mojo's Caf6. His ability
to pay attention to his new envi-
ronment and familiarize himself
with the island's potential hiring
pool seems to have been key ele-
ments to his success.
Clearly, it isn't just about being
in the right place at the right time,
because only proactive businesses
are still around. Limin' may accu-
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St. John, but it seems it does not
necessarily describe how busi-
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The new Pizza Shoppe will
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Residents Can "Adopt the Future" by Sponsoring a Student of the Arts

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While the importance of the arts
in children's lives is well docu-
mented, some families on St. John
can't afford the expense of dance,
music or art lessons.
Through a new "Adopt the
Future" program at the St. John
School of the Arts, residents can
make a tangible difference in the
lives of children struggling to keep
their dreams alive.
The program allows a resident
or group of residents to sponsor a
child at the school, explained SJSA
Executive Director Jan Kinder.
"We have already identified
promising children with potential
who could benefit from this pro-
gram," said Kinder. "People can
do full sponsorships or get five
people together and all sponsor
one student."
While SJSA school officials
have been considering the idea
for several years, they decided to
institute the program after being
approached by a potential sponsor,
explained assistant director Kim
"We've been thinking about
this for a couple of years now and
this year we had some people ask
about sponsoring a student, so we
thought it would be great to start
up," said Wild.
Sponsors will also have the abil-
ity to see how their adopted student
is progressing, added Kinder.
"Sponsors will receive progress
reports and have correspondence
from the student," Kinder said.
"The sponsor will also get a per-
sonal invitation to the student's

Ballet students practice their
assistant director Kim Wild.

Justina Jackson, whose daughter
is a third year ballet and tap stu-
dent, has seen first hand how the
arts has helped all areas of her
daughter's life, she explained.
"She has big dreams and noth-
ing keeps her back," said Jackson.
"She wants to keep going for it,
but I'm digging a hole in my pock-
et. She's getting better and better
all the time and is an honor roll
"Nothing distracts her," Jackson
said. "She is determined. People
could really make a difference
through this program."

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

moves with dance teacher and St. John School of the Arts

Tina Pettito's daughter, who
takes ballet, hip hop and art class-
es, is naturally inclined in the arts
and would be lost without the in-
"She puts on plays and choreo-
graphs dances and writes poetry all
the time," said Pettito. "It's really
important for any small group of
people to make sure that children
have outlets other than just hang-
ing out. It's these things that make
a community a much more viable
"This year is a difficult year for
us personally, but it would be a
shame to let a kid fall through the

cracks because of difficult circum-
stances," Pettito said.
Finances should not determine
whether a child is afforded an arts
education, according to Kinder.
"Children interested in the arts
should be encouraged to develop
their potentials and not be held
back due to financial constraints,"
Kinder said. "An arts education
is not about creating professional
musicians, dancers, visual artists,
actors or writers, even though a
number of our past students have
successfully aspired in making the
arts their life's work."
"Education in the arts helps

"She has big
dreams and nothing
keeps her back. She
wants to keep going
for it, but I'm digging
a hole in my pocket.
She's getting better
and better all the time
and is an honor roll

Justine Jackson
parent of dance student
at St. John School of the Arts

inspire self-expression, self-con-
fidence and self-discipline, sup-
porting determination and commit-
ment," said Kinder. "It emphasizes
intellectual, emotional and social
development, providing an atmo-
sphere for creativity and imagina-
tive growth."
Supporting the "Adopt the Fu-
ture" program would make a dif-
ference a child's entire life, Kinder
"Arts education prepares stu-
dents for school, work and life,"
Kinder said. "Investing in an arts
education is an investment in a
child's future and society."
SJSA offers classes in dance,
music and art, for children between
the ages of three and 17. Depend-
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takes, tuition can range from $300
to $2,000 a year. For more infor-
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SJCF-sponsored Senatorial Forum Oct. 28

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As the election season heats up
in the territory, residents are ready
to hear what the candidates have
to say and instead of listening on
radio or television, the St. John
Community Foundation is making
sure the St. John public can listen
to the senate hopefuls directly.
SJCF is hosting a senatorial
public forum on Tuesday evening,
October 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at
the Westin Resort and Villas and
hopes all district politicians come
out, according to the group's ex-
ecutive director Paul Devine.
"We're inviting every senatorial
candidate for the St. Thomas/St.
John district and the senate at large
candidates," said Devine. "We're
also inviting government officials
including the governor, lieutenant
governor and the delegate to con-
gress, not to participate, but to at-
The group also expects to attract
a large crowd of St. John residents,
Devine added.
"We hope that every St. John
resident will attend," he said. "In
my opinion, this is the most im-

portant senatorial election in his-
tory because of the economic cli-
mate in the Virgin Islands. These
are the most economically hard
times we've had in years in terms
of WAPA, and property taxes."
"We don't have a Virgin Is-
lands-wide policy on energy or
taxes," Devine continued. "We
need to create policy, especially on
St. John, and elect people with the
political will to create policy and
the will to work with the admin-
While SJCF is sponsoring the
forum, the group is not endorsing
any candidate, explained Devine,
who added that the gathering will
not be a debate.
"We will ask the candidates to
stay away from making disparag-
ing remarks," said the SJCF ex-
ecutive director. "It's not a debate,
it's a forum."
The forum will be divided into
three rounds with Devine as mod-
erator. The first round will feature
general questions based on con-
cerns which affect the entire terri-
tory, according to Devine.
"This is when issues like energy,
education and changing the gov-

emrnment structure will come up,"
he said.
The second round of the forum
will focus on questions from the
public based on St. John-specific
concerns, Devine explained.
"We want the public to submit
questions about St. John issues
that we can use during this second
round," said the SJCF executive
The third round will allow the
public to pose questions directly to
the candidates. During the entire
forum, the candidates' responses
will be timed, to allow for equal
participation, Devine added.
"There will be a one minute in-
troductory for each candidate and
they will have 30 seconds to cate-
gorize their answers," said Devine.
"Each candidate will also have one
minute to summarize their candi-
To ensure the senate hopefuls
address your concern, questions
can be dropped off at SJCF's office
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Money was in the air on Tuesday, September 30, as
many Gifft Hill School students were rewarded with
a number of different scholarships by the school's
headmaster Ben Biddle and staff.
A sum of $21,000 was distributed amongst a group
of Gifft Hill students for their award-winning essays,
academic achievements, character and hard work
displayed during the previous school year. Students
and parents alike gathered in the school's atrium on
this special day as the many young individuals were
called up one-by-one to receive awards, many of
which came as a major surprise to them.
"I was so surprised and happy," said Coral Breun-
ing, a ninth grader, who was one of the lucky indi-
viduals rewarded with a Stem Academic Scholarship.
"It was nice to be rewarded for hard work."
Last year every student was given the opportuni-
ty to compete for the Stem Academic Scholarships,
which were funded and judged by Mark and Judy
Stem. For these scholarships, students had to write an
essay titled, "What it Means to be an American."
Few took the challenge on and wrote great essays
and of these few, eight scholarship were rewarded,
four of which were awarded $1,000 and another four
of $1,500.
These eight amazing essay writers included Sheni-
qua Davis, Maggie Wessinger, Careem Albert, Kiarah
Penn, Jah'Sheada Griffith, Jackson Barry, the already
mentioned Coral Breuning, and myself.
The next set of scholarships that were distrib-
uted were the Academic Scholarships. These were
awarded to students for their academic achievement
and character shown in their classes last year. These
awards were voted on by faculty and were funded by
anonymous donors to the school.
The Ken Damon Science Scholarship of $2,000 was
rewarded to Jessica Samuel for her excellent perfor-
mance in the sciences last year. A $1,000 scholarship

was rewarded to Nicole Goldman for her impressive
performance in history.
What I feel was one of the most important scholar-
ship was rewarded to Isaac Lalich. This was the Char-
acter and Spirit award and its name speaks for itself.
This was an award in the amount of $1,000 and the
acknowledgment of knowing that good behavior and
fair character do pay off.
I was also one of these few individuals, as I was
rewarded with both the math and English academic
scholarships, both of which were of $1,000. I was sur-
prised and happy to receive them.
The last of the scholarships awarded was the Tray-
ser Scholarship in honor of Fred Trayser who has
consistently been the school's strongest supporter.
The scholarship was to be awarded to a rising leader
in the school between grade 7th and 8th grades who
shows Fred's characteristics of integrity, willingness
to go above and beyond, generosity, and respect to-
ward everyone and everything around him.
This scholarship was sponsored by Jerome and Liz
Levy in the amount of $5,000 and was rewarded to
8th grader Careem Albert, who has shown these qual-
ities not only to his teachers, but to the many students
around him who concurred that he was deserving.
"I feel honored that I won the scholarship," said
Albert. "This makes me feel acknowledged for my
hard work."
All of the young individuals who obtained these
scholarships were well deserving and truly appre-
ciative of the honor. After receiving the awards, the
smiles could not be removed from the students' faces,
including mine.
After the last scholarship was presented and the last
round of applause was given, the gathering was called
to a close. In the end, it was a great day for all the
hard working individuals. It goes to show that hard
work, good character, and determination do pay off,

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V.I. Fashion Week 2008 Is Almost Here!

St. John Tradewinds
After months of planning and
intense preparation, it is finally
here the fashion event of the
year, the 2nd annual Virgin Islands
Fashion Week is scheduled to take
place October 9 through 13 on St.
Much like other fashion weeks
around the world, VI Fashion
Week brings together designers
of all genres to showcase their lat-
est collections. Twenty designers
from across the Caribbean, U.S.

mainland and Africa will be pre-
senting their spring 2009 collec-
tions at this year's event.
Featured designers will include
international celebrity women's
wear designer Roger Gary of New
York, top regional designer Sonia
Noel of Guyana and Zulema Grif-
fin from Bravo TV's Project Run-
Frantz Coulanges, Deborah El-
liott and Jamal Drummond of St.
Croix, the recipient of the Best
Country Designer Award at the

2008 Caribbean Fashion Awards
will be featured along with a line-
up of other designers from the U.S.
Virgin Islands.
A new addition to the VIFW
runway show will be the showcase
of unique one-of-a-kind custom-
designed shoes and jewelry by
John Ashford and Earth Rowe of
New York.
Other designers participating
hail from St. Kitts, Guyana, Trini-
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Next Top Model will be the fea-
tured model. Golden has been fea-
tured in Essence Magazine, Style
Bermuda, and is currently the face
of a national Macy's ad campaign.
She is presently signed with Major
Model Management in New York.
St. Thomas-native Ginny Ed-
wards, of Ginny Edwards Devel-
opment NYC, will attend VIFW to
scout for new faces. Edwards has
more than 10 years in the fashion
industry and is one of the top model
scouts in the USA. She has worked
with a number of local models, in-
cluding Hannah Davis who is the
face of Ralph Lauren and Lana,
and is presently the director of US
scouting for 1Model Management,
one of the top 10 modeling agen-
cies in New York.
Activities for VIFW 2008 will
include the Caribbean Magic Trade
Show and Fashion Expo, which is
taking place on Saturday, October
11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the
Tutu Park Mall.
This event is open to the public

and will feature live entertainment
and a unique showcase of jewelry
and accessories. A new addition to
this year's event will the "Fash-
ion and a Cause" segment featur-
ing the Clothesline Project and
Cece's Closet benefiting the Fam-
ily Resource Center of the Virgin
The Caribbean Catwalk Runway
Show the signature runway
event is set for Sunday, October
12, at the Wyndham Sugar Bay Re-
sort and Spa. Designers will pres-
ent their collections to the public
under the bright lights and flashing
cameras of the paparazzi.
Columbus Day, October 13,
will be the climax of VIFW 2008.
Swimsuit designers will present
their collections at the all white af-
fair beach party and swimsuit fash-
ion show at Brewer's Bay starting
10 a.m.
What would a Fashion Week
be without glitzy after-parties and
VIP parties? The public can look
forward to being fully entertained
and dazzled by the unique designs
presented in all genres of the fash-
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St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008 13

STT/STJ Chamber Members

Getting Ready for Season

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce Executive Direc-
tor Joe Aubain updated St. John
Chapter members about tourism
concerns, including ferry sched-
ules and the reason for a proposed
turnstile to collect money for the
V.I. Port Authority, at a September
23 meeting.
Fifteen of the chapter's more
than 40 members were on hand at
the Wednesday evening meeting at
St. Ursula Multipurpose Center.
The new Loredon Boynes dock
"tourist greeting" service is about
to begin, explained the group's
tourism committee member Deb-
bie Hime.
Sixteen applicants are scheduled
to begin training in mid-October,
according to Hime.
Island guests will be greeted
inside the ferry dock entry gate
where they will be treated to a
Cruzan Rum beverage and be able
to fill out a survey form, Hime ex-
"About six more employees are
still needed," said Hime.
Feeling the Pinch
of Reduced Ferry Service
A problem with evening ferry
availability from St. Thomas to
St. John has developed because
of flight arrival times at the Cyril
King airport, according to Kate
Norfleet, the chamber's St. John
Two scheduled flights from Mi-
ami and Puerto Rico are expected
to arrive on St. Thomas during the
evening hours, when ferry service
to St. John may not be available,
Norfleet explained.
Westin Resort and Villas and
Caneel Bay Resort officials make
ferry arrangements fortheir guests,
Norfleet added.
A number of residents have al-
ready experienced the hardship of
the reduced ferry schedule, includ-
ing Elaine Estem.
"I arrived at the airport on a late
flight and had no way to get to St.
John," said Estern.
The St. John artist was finally
able to make it home with a group
of tourists, after making a phone
call and getting special approval
from a resort official, she ex-
The situation will be brought to
the attention of the VI. Port Au-

thority by Aubain, who will then
follow up with the St. John Chap-
ter, he explained.
No Information on Planner
Norfleet advised members that
she had made calls about the sta-
tus of the St. John planner posi-
tion, but to date had not received a
response, the chamber representa-
tive explained.
Aubain has been in contact with
WAPA officials about how utility
rates are affecting business own-
ers, explained the chamber direc-
Businesses are in "real trouble"
because of the WAPA increases,
according to Aubain.
VIPA's proposed turnstiles to
collect a 25-cent fee from ferry
passengers was not popular with
chapter members.
VIPA collects fees at every other
port of entry except St. John, with-
out the use of a turnstile, Aubain
Included Elsewhere
The ferry companies include the
fee in ticket prices, and then for-
ward that amount to the VIPA, he
"The turnstiles are needed be-
cause the ferry companies don't
want to collect it," said Aubain.
VIPA officials plan to host a
town meeting on St. John, he add-
"Nothing will be decided until
after the meeting," said Aubain.
Chamber members expect to an-
nounce information about an Oc-
tober 24 planned Business After
Hours at Ocean Grill in the near
future, explained Norfleet.
St. John Chapter members are
planning to organize a "Festival of
Lights" in the Cruz Bay shopping
area again this year. No final date
has been set for the holiday dining
and shopping event.
A requested meeting time will
be arranged for members of the
Coral Bay Community Council
to meet with the St. John Chapter
to discuss the needs of business
owners in Coral Bay, Norfleet ex-
Aluminum Can
Recycling Available
The island's aluminum can re-
cycling program is gaining mo-
mentum, according to member
Sharon Ehle.
"Start saving your aluminum

cans to recycle," Ehle said.
Six to eight more drop off bins
will be set up at different island lo-
cations soon, she added.
Aubain invited St. John Chapter
members to contribute "on-island
made" items to gift baskets for the
15 governors, and their families,
who will be attending a summit
meeting on St. Thomas in early
For more information about the
St. John Chapter of the St. Thom-
as/St. John Chamber of Commerce
contact Norfleet at 693-9099.

Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve

Library Hosting Presentation

for Archives Month

St. John Tradewinds
A presentation on the territorial archives, hosted by Friends of
Elaine I. Sprauve Library, is scheduled for Wednesday, October
8, at the Bethany Moravian Church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Each year across the nation, states and territories, in collabora-
tion with the Society of American Archivists, representing more
than 5,000 individual and institutional members, and the Council
of State Archivists, recognize the month of October as Archives
Month to highlight the importance of records of enduring value.
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources acknowl-
edges that Virgin Islands Archives Month is a time to focus on
these records, and to enhance public recognition for the people
and programs in the territory that are responsible for maintaining
our community's vital historical records.

After a well deserved rest, ZoZo's is now open for dinner.

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14 St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008

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

1 i

By Jerry Runyon
St. John Tradewinds
A special thanks go out to the participants
who came out to our first annual "Freedom
Walk" on September 11, 2008. It is hoped
that this "Freedom Walk" will continue and
expand within our community of St. John
to commemorate Patriot Day, honor all the
lives lost and also to honor those who serve
to protect us.
Displaying our flags both American
and the U.S. Virgin Islands is a great
way to show support of our nation and com-
munity. Fly the flags everyday and for the
remainder of September and October, defi-
nitely on October 13, Columbus Day, and
October 27, Navy Day. Remember to take
your flags down during darkness unless the
flag is illuminated.
The National American Legion Confer-
ence was hosted in Phoenix, Arizona Au-
gust from 21 through 29. Dave Rehbeln was
elected as our New National Commander.
Commander Rehbeln is from Ames Post
#37 in Ames, Iowa. Visit the American Le-
gion web site at www.legion.org for con-
vention highlights.
The St. John American Legion Post 131

Fall Youth Flag Co-ed Flag Football Sea-
son has begun. Contact the Post 131 Sports
Committee Co-chairman Edmund Roberts
at (340) 774 -0869 or Paul Devine at (340)
514-6615 for further information. They
need volunteers to help with set up and fund
The VI Veterans Affairs Office at the Bat-
tery is open on Fridays between 10 a.m.
and 3 p.m. The VI Veterans Affairs Office
can help with transportation to visit the St.
Thomas VA Clinic and the Puerto Rico Vet-
erans Caribbean Health Care Hospital.
Veterans officials are also there to hear
and act on our complaints. Keep this office
busy and lengthen their hours it is there
to serve St. John veterans. This office will
answer all questions and concerns about our
A meeting was hosted at the Myrah Keat-
ing Smith Community Health Center on
Friday, September 26. Dr. Sandra C. Gracia-
Lopez, MD, Chief of Staff, plus other key
staff from the Puerto Rico VA Caribbean
Health Care System met with MKSCHC
Administrator Harold Wallace, to discuss
the feasibility to begin telehealth and lab
services on St. John for our veterans.
Also at the meeting were Lorelei Monsan-
to, representing the Delegate to Congress,
and Post 131 Commander Runyon. Wallace
and the staff from the VA all agreed that the
St. John health center could be used.
Details of the arrangements are now in the

planning and implementation phases. When
in operation, this will ease the time, expense
and inconvenience of traveling to and from
St. Thomas for our St. John veterans. The
VA staff will also be addressing St. John
pharmacy prescription filling problems.
The latest census estimates 241 veterans
on St. John, but only 41 are signed up for VA
services and only 30 belong to the American
Unless more veterans come forward, the
effort to create more accessible health care
on St. John could be in vain. Time is of the
It is important to locate and sign on the re-
maining veterans. All veterans should come
to the VIVA Office at the Battery to sign in
and obtain information or contact American
Legion Post 131 Adjutant Paul Devine at
(340) 514-6615, Vice Commander Aubrey
Sewer at (340) 779-4158 or Corine Matthias
at (340) 776-6041. Monsanto can also be
contacted at (340) 776-1212.
Post 131 Commander Runyon is asking
all St. John residents to assist us in obtain-
ing information on our veterans, including
those resting in peace, and those who are
homeless. It is equally important to locate
all active-duty personnel. "Please support
The new St. Thomas VA Clinic will be
open by Mid-December. In the meantime,
the temporary facilities at Havensight will
continue to serve our St. Thomas and St.

John veterans.
The Annual Military Ball, hosted by St.
Thomas Post #90 will be at Palms Court
Harbour View on Saturday, November 8, at
7:00 p.m. The attire is formal, either mili-
tary or civilian. Tickets for singles are $70
and $130 for couples. Please contact Yvonne
Francis at (340) 514-1745 to purchase tick-
ets, make hotel reservations or for any ad-
ditional information.
The next Post 131 monthly meeting will
be at Sputnik in Coral Bay on Saturday, Oc-
tober 11, at 10:30 a.m. This is an important
meeting as Veteran Day activity planning
will be finalized. Volunteers are needed to
assist with programs, transportation, follow
up with participants and setting up. This
meeting will also address the nominations
for the 2009-2010 Post Officer Election.
Elections for Post Officers will be during
the December 2008 monthly meeting.
Members are reminded that all future
monthly meetings will continue to be at
Sputnik in Coral Bay on the second Satur-
day of the month at 10:30 a.m.
The Auxiliary meetings are on the third
Saturday of the month at Mooie's in Cruz
Bay at 10:30 a.m. For information or to
become a member contact President Marie
Lett at (340) 715-0158.
St. John Administrator Leona Smith con-
tinues her effort to secure a site in Coral
Bay for our Post 131 headquarters. Smith
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St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Community Foun-
dation is announcing another of
their popular series of election
forums. This time, the group is
sponsoring a senatorial forum at
the Westin Resort and Villas on
Tuesday, October 28, at 6 p.m.
All senatorial candidates from
the St. Thomas/St. John district
will be invited to attend. Citizens
are urged to contact the foundation
to express their views and submit
questions. Each response will be
addressed to the delegates at the
forum. This is a great opportunity
for your voice to be heard! Stay
involved with your community by
attending this free forum... see you
there! Call Paul Devine at the St.
John Community Foundation at
693-9410 for more information or
to submit your questions.
Culture and Arts Center
A new St. John Culture and Arts
center is in the planning stages and
community help is needed. Persons
with architectural, construction,
survey, landscaping or engineer-
ing skills are invited to participate
in the planning process. This is a
great opportunity to help the com-
munity by being involved with a
needed facility for St. John. Call
Paul Devine at 693-9410 or 514-
6615 for more information.
Our Youth Count
Many children on St. John need
extra help in the areas of math and
reading. The teachers and leader-
ship of our local schools are ener-
getic about the prospects of rais-
ing proficiency in those areas and
they need your help. Volunteers
are needed to "adopt" and mentor
children who require extra help.
Support materials are also needed.
If you have the time, the schools
need you. Please contact Julius
E. Sprauve School at 776-6336 to
find out how you can help. You'll
be glad you did.
Gardening Anyone?
Gardening experts and aficio-
nados have met to form a St. John
Garden Club and they are look-
ing for membership. Membership


is free and open to all who have
a love of gardening. A project to
beautify the Cruz Bay area is now
being planned. The primary ob-
jective of the club is to educate
the public on the advantages and
beauty of indigenous and disease-
free plants and flowers. Please call
693-9410 or 514-6615 for more
Veteran's Unite!
November 11 is Veteran's Day.
The American Legion Post 131
and auxiliary will host the event,
joined by other St. John groups
for a parade beginning at the VI.
National Park at 11 a.m. Groups
who wish to join the parade are
welcome. A youth flag football
game, food and refreshments and
community spirit are all part of the
day's celebration. Please call Au-
brey Sewer at 779-4158 for more
Youth on the Move!
The St. John Youth Committee
has been re-energized with a new
mission: to be advocates for all St.
John youth. The Youth Committee
has been successful in demonstrat-
ing the condition of facilities on
St. John to the administration and
legislature and they want to con-
tinue that momentum. The group
is looking for new members to
help solve the problems all youth
face. St. John youths are welcome
to join this exciting venture! Please
call Paul Devine at 514-6615 for
more information.
Kids Love Sports
You say there is nothing to do?
Well, here's a line-up for kid's
sports and activities:
The Department of Housing,
Parks and Recreation has a new
after-school baseball program at
Winston Wells field. They meet on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All kids are encouraged to partici-
pate. Please contact HPR for more
The St. John Soccer League
meets every Saturday morning, at
10 a.m. at the VI. National Park
field. Young children up to age 13
can come out to play! Just come
down to the field and have fun!

Gifft Hill School has teamed
up with JESS for a flag football
league. Students ages 12 to 14
can join. Practices have begun
and games start soon. Call Kent
Wessinger at Gifft Hill School at
776-1730 for more information.
The American Legion Post 131
Youth Co-Ed Flag Football League
has begun its fifth season! Teams
are already practicing and games
begin on October 11. Also planned
for spring 2009 is recreational
co-ed softball. To register for flag
football, come to the VINP field at
4 p.m. and see any coach or pick
up registrations at Connections or
the St. John Community Founda-
tion office at the Marketplace. Call
Paul Devine at 514-6615 for infor-
mation and registration forms.
HPR continues its usual after
school programs each school day.
Call 776-6531 for more informa-
The Kids and the Sea (KATS)
program offers sailing lessons to
youth. Call Connections East at
779-4994 for more information.
Friends of VINP offer programs
on the environment, lead tours for
kids and much, much more. For
more information call the group at
Basketball programs, boxing,
karate, tennis, Cub Scouts and a
host of other activities are avail-
able on St. John for kids. Adults
are needed to start evening rec-
reational volleyball in Coral Bay
and Cruz Bay. We need the adults
to get their children registered and
Please take advantage of all
these offerings. Let's get our kids
involved in all these wonderful
Seniors Count Too
The Department of Human Ser-
vices' new Adrian Senior Center at
George Simmons Terrace is now
open. Abby Hendricks is the di-
rector of this beautiful facility. Se-
niors are involved in crafts, field
trips and much more. Please! The
center needs crafts materials, paint
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Constitutional Convention Delegates Have Failed the People

It is enlightening that so many citizens are now
commenting on the recent constitutional convention
plenary sessions. The delegation has a little more
than a week to complete the document and it ap-
pears that they will fail to make the announced but
precarious deadline date of October 6.
This date represents and extension from the origi-
nal July 27 date for completion. Then what will hap-
pen? Will the delegates simply go home or will an-
other extension be granted by the legislature?
It seems that past and recent citizen input has had
no effect on the ability of the delegates to come to
any conclusions on almost any matter before them.
The squabbling and unprofessional behavior shown
by this group has become legendary.
Of the 12 Constitutional Committees, only a few
have been able to complete their tasks. Regardless
of time limits and extensions, it has become abun-
dantly clear that this group of elected delegates have
utterly failed the people of the Virgin Islands.
The infighting, lack of quorums, philosophical
differences, inability to grasp even basic constitu-
tional realities and personal conflicts have combined
to create what one can only be described as a dys-
functional entity. But it didn't have to be that way.
Most Virgin Islands residents know that the con-
vention was delayed three months over a court battle
for the right of a constitutional candidate to sit. The
legislature, wisely, allowed an extension to make up
the lost time.
About half-way through the convention things be-
gan to unravel and lack of quorums became the norm.
In-fighting was prevalent and sides were drawn over
fundamentals. The ability of the convention to gel
into a cohesive unit was lost early into the debate.
In short, the delegates sealed their own fate of
failure even though several delegates attempted but
failed to keep the group on task. Leadership was
lacking and personal philosophies took over every
meeting. I believe most just gave up. If the delega-
tion had stronger leadership things could have been
In my opinion, writing a constitution is a sacred
duty given to a fortunate few in their lifetime. Dedi-
cation to a task which would affect the lives of more
than 100,000 people and millions more to come in
the future should have been reason enough to take
the task seriously.
Instead, it became a philosophical battleground.
The leadership of this attempt was saddled with a
legislative mandate which required them to utilize

the wording of a failed document as the basis of their
debate. This should never have occurred. Standing
committees should have been fewer and the tasks of
these committees should have been better defined by
the delegation president.
The need for massive amounts of money to write
this document was an ill-conceived notion and it
caused the delegation to be delayed even further. I
believe the document could have been written by
August of 2008 if the following had occurred:
The people should have elected 60 delegates with
five alternates. The convention leadership should
have decided early on that the delegation would
meet as a continuous body. This means daily com-
mittee meetings.
The number of committees should have been lim-
ited to no more than eight with seven members each.
There would be no multi-commitments, as delegates
would be assigned to one committee only.
Committees would meet every day for three con-
tinuous weeks on each island to hear public input.
Any delegate who missed more than three meetings
at any time would have been ejected and an alternate
put in place. Each committee would then meet for an
additional three weeks to discuss citizen input.
Finally, all delegates and alternates would meet
for another three continuous weeks to hash out the
committee reports. During this last time frame, the
constitutional experts would have input. All this
could take no more than five months to complete.
Would this be a hardship on the delegates? Yes,
and if the arrangement was legislatively created,
then only dedicated, sincere persons would run for
the office of delegate. As it turns out, the attendance
of the Fifth Constitution was regrettably low, the in-
terest was lacking and the committees had no real
guidance or vision of the future. A sad commentary
The document which this Fifth Constitutional
Convention has attempted to create is a much poorer
version of the failed fourth attempt. It demonstrates
lack of vision for the future, the realities of the 21st
century and does not consider the diversity of the
people. In many instances, it cannot stand the United
States constitutional test and cannot possibly pass
muster at the presidential and congressional levels.
In short, it is doomed to failure and it could have
been prevented. Perhaps someday we will have a
Constitution for the Virgin Islands but not this time
Paul Devine
St. John

As you know, we have been collecting aluminum
beverage cans at a test site in Coral Bay for over a
month now, and we are happy to say that recycling
has been welcomed with much enthusiasm by our
With this success under our wings, we were anx-
ious to obtain more bins that could be placed around
the island for all St. John residents to use.
Several businessees generously offered their help
and we want to take this opportunity to thank them:

Paradise Lumber, for the wood; St. John Hardware,
for the paint; and notably Dave Carlson, of Carlson
Construction, who donated not only the use of his
workshop, machinery, and paint sprayer, but who
along with Matt Muller, helped build the new bins.
We need more volunteers and invite everyone to
our next meeting which is on Monday, October 20, at
7 p.m. on the third floor of the Marketplace. For more
information call 693-9410.
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Letters to the Editor:



St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008 17

I found Andy Rutnik's opposition to "speed bumps"
absurd and rabble rousing. For the first time in a long
time, our government agencies have come up with a
realistic solution for one of our traffic safety concerns
within the confines of our miniscule economic bud-
get and available human resources speed bumps
- life saving, effective, low cost speed reducers.
The reality is that we don't have a bottomless wal-
let or any more time to waste studying and micro-
managing "who" should be in charge of the place-
ment of speed bumps.
I applaud the Deputy Commissioner of Public
Works who listened to "complaints from residents,
studied traffic accident data" and then made an in-
formed decision to place the speed bumps by Green-
leaf Commons where numerous families live. To
claim this decision is a result of "a haphazard arbi-
trary process that has no end..." is unfounded.
Mr. Rutnik further claims that as a result of speed
bumps, "back injuries have been documented." If
you are getting your back injured going over a speed
bump, guess what? You have probably been speed-
He goes on to reveal that "car axles can get dam-
aged" going over a speed bump. Yes, that is probably

It's election time again and we are hearing lots
of little jingles but not much in the way of concrete
promises on the part of the prospective senators and
less from incumbent senators as to how they propose
to address our real problems.
I am disappointed with the actions and accom-
plishments of the last senate and am not convinced
that most of the sitting incumbents listen to the voices
of the voters.
For years senators have ignored the referendum to
reduce the size of the senate. They have gone around
the referendum to not have gambling in St. Thomas
and St. John. Input from town meetings is frequently
One of the most blatant examples of them ignoring
residents voices was the legalizing of Sirenusa's ille-
gally oversized buildings that no local residents who
did not work for the contractor seemed to want.
Despite lots of sentiment against it, most of the
senate voted to legalize the contractors' obvious con-
tempt for the parameters of the building code. The
one St. Thomas senator who voted against this is the
only St. Thomas incumbent I intend to vote for.
One jingle we hear a lot goes "I will never turn my

true but only if you have been speeding!
Here's where the light bulb goes on. Speed bumps
make people slow down, that is why they are referred
to as "traffic slowing devices." Speed leads to back
injuries and broken car axles not speedbumps. What's
next speed bumps make you fat, speed bumps are a
form of terrorism?!
Finally, I completely agree with Mr. Rutnik's sug-
gestion that enforcement of speed limits through
$100+ citations would slow people down.
I would also add that, if enforced, these citations
could potentially serve as a great revenue builder for
our under-trained, under-funded and consequently
under-staffed police force.
In reality however, if we can not get our police
force to adhere to basic traffic safety laws themselves,
like stopping at stop signs and signaling when turning
(see letter in St. John Tradewinds Sept. 22-Oct 5), is it
realistic to think they will enforce speed limits?
Here, I must agree with Mr. Rutnik again, "traffic
slowing devices (speed bumps) are substitutes for po-
lice enforcement..." That is why they are sometimes
referred to as "sleeping police men." They are on the
job 24/7 saving lives and saving us money. Let's hire
Jennifer Knowles Donnelly

back on you."
As many things this could be interpreted a couple
ways not that the guy promoting this jingle is any
less receptive to the people's voice than his sitting
constituents my opinion is they almost all need to
What I think of is the stories of old heroes and out-
laws that would never put their back to the door. I
think we as voters should not "turn our back" on those
who may again stab us in that back.
When I hear this jingle I hear little voices in the
background saying, "Don't trust you man...what's
that in your pocket man...nice watch man..watch
them greasy palms man...where you been last night
man...don't trust you man."
Other verses of this tune come to me:
"You say you do what you have to do for the peo-
ple that do pay you, while I'm sure that's true, I don't
know who is who. And I'll never turn my back on
In closing I would ask voters and political workers
to support the candidates that say they will uphold
specific issues you want, and put the incumbents that
ignored us out.
Captain Paul Ray

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

MaLinda Nelson

Jaime Elliott

Andrea Milam, Susan Mann,
Barbara Winch, Katie Tarta

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


Rohan Roberts

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: 54
Under Investigation: 54
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Sleeping Policemen On the Job 24/7: Saving Lives

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Don't "Turn Your Back" on Incumbent Senators


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

18 St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

ACC Board Members Diana Ripley (Left, with adoptable
ACC shelter dog, Humpty) and Bonny Corbeil (Right, with
her adopted dog, Princess) accept the check from Cat
Braaten (Beach Bar Owner).

Bar Wars at Beach Bar Nets $3,500
for Animal Care Center

The 8th Annual Bar Wars competition at the Beach Bar raised
$3,500 and the St. John Animal Care Center couldn't be happier!
On August 2, teams of between four and eight brave and com-
petitive souls competed on the beach in front of the Beach Bar at
Wharfside Village in Cruz Bay.
The obstacle course, designed to test team's bartending and ser-
vice skills, took participants through water and sand challenges in a
timed competition.
Teams progressed to the next round by winning or bribing the
judges. All "bribe" money went directly to the ACC, as did the
proceeds from the sale of the event t-shirts.
Bar Wars '08 was an entertaining and successful fundraiser!
Special thanks to Cat & Allen for their continued support of the
ACC, and to all of the spirited participants and attendees, Thank
Jennifer Dale,
on behalf of the Animal Care Center of St. John



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Jesse Simonsen, number 60, returning to the

sidelines following his team's third

GHS Grad Simonsen Anchors Offensive Line at Lawrence

Gifft Hill School 2008 graduate Jesse Simsonsen
saw his first collegiate football action on Saturday,
September 13. As just a freshman at Lawrence Uni-
versity, in Appleton, WS, Jesse anchors the right side
of the offensive line as a 288-pound tackle.
In the first half of his first game he was perfect in
his lineman assignments and Lawrence scored three
times. The third touchdown came from the Lawrence
quarterback rolling right, setting-up, and passing into

the end zone behind an impenatrable double team
block by Jesse and a teammate.
Playing the defending conference champions, St.
Norbert, Jesse's Lawrence Vikings led 18-16 just be-
fore the half. As predicted the St. Norbert team did
win the game. However, Jesse represented St. John
very, very well and many fans commented on his
freshman status and his St. John, Virgin Islands home
Steve Morgenthaler

Troy and Young Bobsledders Gear Up for Winter Olympics

It looks like the Virgin Islands will have a strong
presence in bobsled and skeleton, if nothing else, in
the Winter Olympic games. These boys are serious
and have already been to Europe twice for training.
We are going to use them for both bobsled and skel-
eton and get maximum usage and exposure from our
young investees.
I just need to find four serious girls so that we can
have a female presence as well. We'd like to begin
to send girls up to the World Cup as teammates for
Alexa. And they will also have a chance to compete
in skeleton and bobsled.
Since the Salt Lake 2002 Olympics, female bob-
sled is pretty hot. And on the Europa Cup schedule
male and female bobsled and male and female skel-
eton all travel together, so it only makes sense for us
to participate in all we can while we can.
I'm really glad the governor took notice of the pro-
gram and these athletes. I am happy to announce that
building bridges has merged and with the I.S.A.VI.
and are now a non profit registered with the Virgin

Islands government as the International Sports Acad-
emy of the Virgin Islands.
We have an account at Banco Popular, and one of
our athletes, Juan Carlos Cirilo's mother has stepped
up and taken the reigns in being executor of adminis-
tration. This takes a huge load off of me.
I actually didn't go into debt with these last two
trips. With the Rotary Club being official sponsors of
the Sports Academy, many more doors have opened
because we visit Rotary clubs around the world and
bring them St. Croix Rotary Club flags.
It's funny how the Rotary Clubs of St. John and St.
Thomas were my very first sponsors Chris Angel,
Ronny Lockhart, Kris Brunt and everyone and now
eight years later, Rotary is still there and in an even
bigger way with St. Croix in now. It's pretty cool.
We leave again November 1 for skeleton and bob-
school in Innsbruck. Hopefully I will have a full eight
athletes with me with the four new girls. I'll keep you
Troy in St. Croix

St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008 19


James "Uncle Jimmy" Boynes, 95, Passes Away

St. John Tradewinds
Services were Wednesday, Oc-
tober 1, for James Boynes, better
known as "Uncle Jimmy," 95, of
Enighed, St. John, who died on
September 26 on St. John.
The viewing was at 9 a.m. at
Nazareth Lutheran Church with
services following at 10 a.m. Buri-
al was at Cruz Bay Cemetery.
He is survived by his confidant,
a devoted and faithful compan-
ion, Venecia Christian; daughter,
Carmen Boynes; granddaugh-
ters, Tashida Brewley-Hill, Nylah
Brewley-McIntosh, FeleciaOliveri

and Clarrisa Doyling; grandsons-
in-law, Delbert Hill Jr. and Wesley
McIntosh; great-grandchildren,
Delisha and Dajia Hill; newphews,
Capt. Noel Boynes Sr., Capt. Clif-
ton Boynes Sr., Anthon Boynes
Jr.,Capt. Fritz Boynes Sr., Capt.
Lordeon Boynes Jr. and Gerwin
Boynes; nieces, Bernice Boynes-
Pearson, Karen Boynes, Priscilla
Boynes and June Boynes; and
many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his
mother, Geraldine Boynes; father,
Alfred Boynes; brothers, Theo-
dore Miles and Anthon and Lore-

James Boynes

don Boynes Sr.
Arrangments were by Davis Fu-
neral Home.

Debra J. Graham Passes After Battle with Ovarian Cancer

St. John Tradewinds
Debra J. Graham, M.D., of Mo-
reland Hills, Ohio died peacefully
on September 24, 2008, after a
long and courageous battle with
ovarian cancer.
Dr. Graham was born in Pitts-
burgh, Pennsylvania on June 23,
1959. She graduated Summa Cum
Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from
Washington and Jefferson Col-
lege in 1981 with a degree in Bi-
ology. Dr. Graham went on to the
Hahnemann University School of
Medicine in1985 where she was
selected for membership in the Al-
pha Omega Alpha Honor Medical
Society. She completed her surgi-
cal residency at Case Western Uni-
versity in 1992, which included a
two-year Dudley P. Allen research
fellowship and work as a Metro
Lifeflight physician.
During her residency she was
honored to be awarded both the
Junior and Senior Resident Teach-
ing Awards in the Department of
Surgery. Dr. Graham was an As-
sociate Professor of Surgery at
Case Western Reserve University
and served as both an Associate
and Director of the Integrated Sur-
gery Training Program from 1993-
2007. Her responsibilities included
directing the educational activities
for surgical trainees in general sur-
gery and surgical subspecialties at
University Hospitals, MetroHealth
Medical Center, Mt. Sinai Medi-
cal Center and the Cleveland VA
Medical Center. She was awarded
the Department of Surgery Faculty
Teaching Award in 2002.
Dr. Graham was a staff surgeon
at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA
Medical Center and served as the
Chief of the General Surgery Sec-

Dr. Debra J. Graham

tion and the Chief of Surgical Ser-
vices from 2001-2008. The Cleve-
land VA Medical Center received
national recognition for outstand-
ing quality of care and surgical
outcomes during her tenure.
Dr. Graham was a Fellow of the
American College of Surgeons and
a member of numerous profession-
al societies that included the Asso-
ciation for Academic Surgery, the
Association of Program Directors
in Surgery, the Midwest Surgical
Association, the Central Surgical
Association, and the Cleveland
Surgical Society, where she was
selected President in 2002. She
was also an Associate Examiner
for the American Board of Sur-
gery Certifying Examination since
Dr. Graham will be remembered
as a compassionate and caring sur-
geon, teacher, and friend. She was
honored to care for her patients
and their families, to teach and be
a part of the professional develop-
ment of surgery residents, and a
member of the Cleveland medical
community. Dr. Graham was an
amazing woman and will truly be
missed by her many friends, col-
leagues and family.

In addition to her professional
career, Dr. Graham was an accom-
plished and eclectic home cook. In
recent years she developed a keen
interest in Thai cuisine and was
widely admired for her Asian cu-
linary skills. She was a patron of
the Shaw Festival Foundation and
eagerly waited each new season's
theatrical productions and social
Dr. Graham was a great friend
and frequent visitor to St. John.
Despite her busy surgical practice
and responsibilities, she and her
husband Jim regularly vacationed
for a month or more each year in
Coral Bay and East End, always
appreciating the beauty, peaceful-
ness and friendships to be found
on the island.
Dr. Graham is survived by her
beloved husband, James Brown,
her brother William Graham of
Wexford, Pennsylvania; and sis-
ters Barbara (Wayne) Harms of
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania; Sharon
(Timothy) Peretik of Havelock,
North Carolina; and six nephews
and nieces. She was preceded in
death by her mother and father,
Sheila and James Graham of Alli-
son Park, Pennsylvania, and broth-
ers James, Thomas and Michael.
In lieu of flowers the family
suggests contributions be made
in Dr. Graham's memory to the
Hospice of the Western Reserve,
300 East 185th Street, Cleveland,
Ohio 44119. A celebration of her
life took place at the Amasa Stone
Chapel at 10940 Euclid Avenue in
Cleveland, on the campus of Case
Western Reserve University on
Sunday, October 5, at 3:00pm. A
reception immediately followed
the memorial service.

Commander's Bugle Call

Continued from Page 14
has been in contact with Dr. Pe-
terson, Commissioner of the De-
partment of Agriculture to obtain
a location. A draft lease agree-
ment has been prepared. This has
been a long time in the making
and we are hoping that a decision
will be made in the near future to
finalize this effort.
Post 131 membership contin-
ues to grow. We now have 60
members. 2009 Membership
Cards are available for pick up.
Membership dues continue to be
a low $30 per year of which $23
goes to District, Department and
National. Renewing early keeps
our Post in the limelight.
The new National Commander
will award his National Com-
mander's Pin, until they run out,
to any Legion Family Member
who signs up at least five new
members or renews/reinstates
five current members into the
American Legion. Any Legion
family member who accomplish-
es both tasks will also receive an
American Lapel Pin until they
run out.
We need all eligible veter-

Continued from Page 15
more. Please call Abby at 776-
6144 to help our wonderful se-
niors with their daily activities.
The St. John Community
Foundation Dial-A-Ride offers
transportation for our senior and
handicapped population. This
popular service helps seniors
get to the centers, go shopping,
attend events and to seek medi-
cal attention. If you are a senior
or know a senior who needs
transportation, please call Dean
at 643-7335. The Dial-A-Ride
van is wheel chair accessible.
The foundation asks for a fare
of $1.00 for those who can. Do-
nations are appreciated.
Recycling Helps
Our Environment
Aluminum can recycling has
begun on St. John! A group of
concerned St. John citizens
has joined together to help re-
duce the size of the landfills.
Recycling sites have already
been put in place at designated
dumpsters with more to come
It's easy to recycle...simply
separate your aluminum cans
from your trash and place them

ans and current members of the
Armed Forces to become mem-
bers of America Legion Post 131
- with you we can make a dif-
Contact Vice Commander
Aubrey Sewer for all details in-
volving Veterans Day activities
at 779-4158. For any veteran,
Post 131 membership or post of-
ficer election information, con-
tact Paul Devine at 514-6615 or
Corine Matthias at 776-6041 or
email cocom2168@yahoo.com.
The Satellite AL Post 131 Of-
fice in Cruz Bay is at The Mar-
ketplace Suite 204. If no one is
there, leave your name and phone
contact under the door or visit
Paul Devine at the St. John Com-
munity Foundation suite across
from the Tradewinds.
Our condolences go out to the
family of "Jimmy" Boynes, our
oldest St. John Veteran from
World War II, who was laid to
rest on October 1, 2008.
Your American Legion Post
131, Working to Serve our Com-
munity and Veterans. God Bless
America and the U.S. Virgin Is-

in these containers. Cleaning
and crushing cans helps with
the disposal. Membership is
open to all, so please call Paul
at 514-6615 to join! We all
need to do our part to help the
environment so please start re-
cycling today!
Soon Come...
An exciting crime-preven-
tion, citizen-led initiative for
all the Virgin Islands will be in
place soon. The Crime Stop-
pers program allows citizens to
help fight crime by providing
the police with anonymous tips.
Rewards are given if the case
leads to an arrest.
This is a great way to help re-
duce crime in your community.
Your name will never, ever, be
revealed. This program has the
full support of the administra-
tion and the V.I. Police Depart-
ment. Let's all help take "a bite
out of crime." Business and
individual memberships are
available and every member-
ship or donation goes directly
to the reward pool. Call Paul
Devine at 514-6615 for more
information. Join Crime Stop-
pers today!


20 St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008

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Bailout Plan Passes Rum Tax Cover-over In

St. John Tradewinds
The $700 billion financial rescue
package passed the U.S. House of
Representatives on Friday after-
noon by a 263-171 vote and with
it, the rum tax cover over exten-
sion for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
"We were assured by both the
Democratic and Republican lead-
ership that our rum tax extension
was safe despite attempts by some
Members yesterday to remove it
from the bailout package," said
Congresswoman Christensen.
"The rum tax extension covers
2008 retroactively and covers

through the end of 2009." The
Virgin Islands is expected to gar-
ner at least $80 million in revenues
which are used to finance public
infrastructure bonds.
Congresswoman Christensen
worked to defend the rum cover
over provisions all day Thursday
after they came under extra scru-
tiny in the media and the blogo-
sphere by those who believed
that it was a "pork barrel" benefit
to rum producers. "We made it
clear to uninformed members and
the media that this was not a new
round of spending, but a tradition-

al benefit to the governments of
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
that were an important part of our
The bailout bill, H.R. 1424 was
amended to ensure its passage on
Friday. It included taxpayer pro-
tections, requiring a plan for full
repayment; it limits CEO com-
pensation; it institutes oversight
authority and it includes help for
struggling homeowners and small
businesses. It also includes AMT
tax relief for 25 million American
families and tax incentives for re-
newable energy and green jobs.

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I Most Residents Voice Support for Rezoning Requests

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erty," said George. "It is a long-
standing issue. The road he plans to
use sits right on my property."
S"If you have boundary issues,
the project will not get financing,"
George said.
Allowing the zoning change
would set an unwanted precedent,
according to Christie O'Neal, who
lives next door to the Alejos.
J Changing the Neighborhood
"My main objection is to setting
a precedent of changing the zoning
in a quiet residential neighborhood
to allow buildings that are six sto-
ries high and uses other than resi-
dential," said O'Neal. "I am a real
'* estate agent and I believe in the
S right to develop property within the
S zoning allowed."
defs "I would hate to see this set a
precedent where the area could
change from low-density to very
high density," O'Neal said.
If one property is granted a re-
zoning, neighboring properties
could easily be granted the same,
according to Sharon Coldren, who
opposed the request.
"The fear is what the zoning
could do," said Coldren. "If you get
R-3 zoning, it means someone next
to you could get R-3 zoning and
they might not plan what you're
planning. There might be implica-
tions down the road you don't see
Low-Income Housing Needed
Several residents, highlighting
the need for low-income housing,
spoke in support of the Alejos' re-
zoning request. Emmanuel planned
to schedule a meeting in the future
with neighbors who claim en-
Ronnie Jones requested a zoning
change from R-l, residential low-
density, to R-4, residential medi-
um-density, for his 2.96-acre Estate
Susanaberg property in order to

construct 18 units in six buildings,
a pool, an on-site laundry facility,
conference room and associated
Jones' property is located off
Centerline Road about two miles
east of Cruz Bay, not far from the
Myrah Keating Smith Community
Health Center, which is located on
land once owned by his family, he
Maximizing Property
"This rezoning would allow me
the maximum use of my proper-
ty," said Jones. "The property was
owned by my grandfather and was
mainly used for farming."
Jones' family donated land to
the government whenever the need
arose, he explained.
"My grandfather and his brothers
were mainly responsible for estab-
lishing the Virgin Islands National
Park by contributing land," he said.
"My grandfather supplied land to
the Department of Public Works
when they needed a transfer sta-
tion. When St. John needed a big-
ger clinic, my family supplied land
to meet that need."
"DPNR was accommodating to
the government and now that the
family members have a need to re-
zone, we expect the same thought,
consideration and accommoda-
tion," said Jones.
Residents Support Jones
While CCZP senior planner Jes-
sup expressed concern with rezon-
ing the land to R-4, a designation
intended for mainly urban areas, no
one spoke in opposition to Jones'
request. Douglas Matthias, Abigail
Hendricks and Brian Smith sup-
ported the rezoning request.
Attorney Jennifer Jones, speak-
ing for property owner Gershwain
Sprauve, requested a zoning change
from R-2, residential low-density,
to R-4, residential medium-density,
to construct two additional units in

an already existing building on a
0.23-acre-parcel in Estate Adrian.
Sprauave's property is located
off Centerline Road not far from
Centerline Concrete. The property
owner has already constructed a
two-story building consisting of
two four-bedroom units. The re-
zoning would allow him to build
an interior wall to create four two-
bedroom units in the building.
No Alternative
While Jessup again expressed
concern about allowing R-4 zoning
in an area that is not an urban set-
ting, the current zoning laws allow
no alternative, explained Attorney
"If we had our way, we'd ask for
something to take us up the two ex-
tra units, but we don't have that op-
tion," said Attorney Jones. "Under-
stand the quandary of the property
owner who wants to increase the
density a little bit but has to request
what we are allowed to request. We
have no other option."
Several residents spoke in favor
of the rezoning request and no one
opposed the request. Emmanuel
will look into the possibility of
amending the zoning law to al-
low for a small increase in density
without having to request a drastic
change, she explained.
Hodge Request Removed
Myrine Hodge, who was slated
to present her request to change her
.565-acre Estate Carolina property
from R-2, residential low-density,
to R-4, residential medium-densi-
ty, asked to be removed from the
agenda. Hodge's rezoning request
will be on the next St. John public
hearing agenda, which should take
place in three to four weeks.
The requests which were dis-
cussed will be forwarded to the VI.
Senate, who will schedule a Meet-
ing of the Whole to vote on the
matters in the future.

St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008 21

Community Calendar

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

Tuesday, October 7
The University of the Virgin Islands' Commu-
nity Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center is
hosting a one-day workshop on Microsoft Excel,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at the
UVICELL Center on St. Thomas.
Wednesday, October 8
A presentation on the territorial archives, hosted
by Friends of Elaine I. Sprauve Library, is sched-
uled for Wednesday, October 8, at the Bethany
Moravian Church from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 12
The DOH Environmental Health Division will
begin fogging in neighborhoods for mosquitoes
from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 12, on St.
Wednesday, October 15
The Child and Adult Care Food Program Work-
shops for all current and prospective non-profit and
for-profit Child Care Sponsors and Institutions for
the STT/STJ district is scheduled for Wednesday,
October 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Palms Court
Harborview Hotel on St. Thomas.
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.
Saturday and Sunday, October 18 and 19
The ACC second annual flea market, "No Fleas,
Please" will be the weekend of October 18 and 19
at the Winston Wells ballfield, Cruz Bay, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. on Sunday.
Tuesdasy, October 28
The St. John Community Foundation is hosting
a senatorial public forum on Tuesday evening, Oc-
tober 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Westin Resort and
Villas and hopes all district politicians come out.
Friday, October 31
Happy Halloween! Mongoose Junction will
host its annual trick-or-treating for island youth.
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 19
10:53 p.m. A citizen c/r the sound of loud music in the area of
Estate Grunwald. Police assistance.
Saturday, September 20
4:15 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance at the Tradewinds Build-
ing. Disturbance of the peace, D.V
Sunday, September 21
11:05 a.m. A visitor from California p/r that she backed her
rental vehicle into a tree in the area of Contant. Auto accident.
No time given A citizen p/r being threatened by an unknown
male while working on the boat Varlack Ventures. Disturbance of
the peace.
Monday, September 22
1:30 p.m. An employee of St. John Community Crisis Center
c/r a battered woman at that location. Police assistance.
2:51 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r someone used his
power saw without his permission. Malicious mischief.
Tuesday, September 23
9:40 a.m. A citizen p/r that someone stole her dinghy from the
Cruz Bay dock. Unauthorized use of vehicle.
11:14 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that a Chocolate Hole
resident threatened him via the telephone. Telephone harassment.
1:00 p.m. A citizen p/r his wallet was removed from his bag in
Cruz Bay. Grand larceny.
Thursday, September 25
No time given An Estate Contant resident c/r that her minor
daughter was assaulted. Simple assault.
3:25 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r a disturbance with her
daughter. Disturbance of the peace, D.V
7:30 p.m. An employee of Love City Mini Mart c/requesting
assistance. Police assistance.
9:50 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r his ex-girlfriend has
been harassing him via the telephone. Telephone harassment, D.V
Saturday, September 27
8:30 a.m. An employee of Parrot Club in Wharfisde Village r/
that someone damaged the ceiling at same address.
11:10 a.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that he was threat-
ened with a knife. Assault in the third.
12:00 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r that he was assault-
ed in the area of Inter-island Ferry Services. Simple assault.
Sunday, September 28
10:56 a.m. A citizen c/r individuals outside her gate making a
disturbance in the area of Francis Bay. Disturbance of the peace,
Monday, September 29
8:00 a.m. Owner of Noah's Little Arks r/ someone stole three
engines off his boats. Grand larceny.
Tuesday, September 30
9:00 a.m. An Estate Calabash Boom resident c/r a burglary in
the area of the community center. Burglary.
4:45 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that two minors have
been constantly harassing her minor son. Disturbance of the peace,
11:39 p.m. Units 403W and 403G observed a disturbance at
Cap's Place. Police assistance.
Wednesday, October 1
7:00 p.m. A VIPD officer p/r that his brand new Motorola radio
battery was stolen from the charger at Jurgen Command. Grand
Thursday, October 2
10:45 a.m. A citizen p/r his taxi license plate was lost. Lost
license plate.
12:50 p.m. A citizen p/r that he lost his wallet. Lost wallet.
Friday, October 3
10:18 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that while driving
along Centerline Road a worker broke the back glass of her vehicle
while cutting grass. Damage to vehicle.

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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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F Ren

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba, snor-
keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing water-
sports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


The Westin St. John Resorts & Villas is seeking quali-
fied candidates for the following position:

Position Title: Purchasing Manager
Job Location: The Westin St. John Resort & Villas
Job Description:
Managing the purchasing activities and supervise pur-
chasing personnel. This position requires the candidate
to possess the ability to plan, prioritize, and execute
purchasing strategy to maximize the leveraging oppor-
tunities presented by the hotel. Identify opportunities
to standardize consolidate products and services for
the hotel, ensure implementation of standardized pro-
grams. Manage, lead and train staff, oversee the admin-
istration and control of national commitment contracts
and manage supplier-partner relationships to ensure
contract compliance.
Bachelor's Degree preferred or its equivalent in Hotel
and Restaurant Management and least eighteen months
experience in related field

Please visit our website at: www.westin.jobs and apply
on line. No phone calls please.

Maintenance person Knowledgeable of Silver
for long term rental Light is a plus. St. John/
company. Must have St. Thomas resident pre-
own transportation and ferred. jozsef200 hot-
basic tools. 693-7777 mail.com or 603-533-7444

FEDERAL GRANTS Nonprofit org needs part-time account-
ing services from experienced individual with excellent knowledge
of Quickbooks, Excel, Federal grant policies and procedures, pay-
roll, indirect cost recovery and good fiscal management practices.
3 hours biweekly at Coral Bay, St. John office. With a salary range
of "$30-50/hr, depending on experience. Job posting available at
CBCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a Drug Free Workplace Policy.
CBCC encourages women and minonty contractors to apply.

Grande Bay Resort
beachfront 3 bedroom/
2 bath condo unit,
brand new, walk to town.
$2500/month + utilities.

Rectangular no-see-ums
nets. Full or queen $125;
King $140. 776-6223

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

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

located in Coral Bay,
flat lot with water views,
$125,000. 503-708-5467

For sale by owner:
1/4 acre Carolina lot with
small house, beautiful views
of Coral Bay Harbor. Close
to main road with moderate
to steep terrain. $245,000

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

LOST: Mens watch.
Large reward. Please call

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

Scenic Properties
Cruz Bay Apartments:
Two bedroom condo/
washer $1600.00;
Two bedroom/two bath
w/d $2000.00;
Two bedroom/two bath
w/d pool $2300.00;
Three bedroom/two bath/
pool Fish Bay $2400.00;
Coral Bay Houses
Two bedroom/two bath/
washer $1800.00;
Two bedroom/one bath
great view $2000.00.

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. C1,
Monday and Friday, 9:00
AM 1:00 PM

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.
693-9467 or 514-6611

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


market lace
1, 1 "

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

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


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

St John Eye Care
bou on oEantr


Students & Teachers

Dr. Craig Friedenberg


The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call

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

Donkey Diner For Sale
Equipment, inventory, 4x4 truck, computers, business
name, web site, on-line store. Make offer or request
equipment list at donkeydiner@hotmail.com
Serious inquiries only. No phone calls.




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

Nick 771-3737

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Business Directory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John McCann & Associates
1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366
Located at Wharfside Landing

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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Mongoose Junction
TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWN Coral Bay
. O UNT RY 340-774-7962
y/I o I IX i 340-777-5350 fax
N www.towncountryusvi.com
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box191, StJohn, VI 00831

acre parcel surrounded by National Park lands
between Kiddie and Grootpan Bays. Pristine
and dramatic shoreline with very accessible
building envelope. May be subdivided according
to W-1 zoning. Wonderful southerly water
views................... ................... $1,100,000.

acre of beautifully forrested land w/ expansive
views of Sir Francis Drake Channel & various BVI.
Price reduced, motivated seller!...........$199,000.
acre in Upper Carolina has picture perfect views
overlooking harbor. Easily accessible yet private in
established neighborhood w/paved roads. John-
son's Bay deeded beach rights..............$425,000.

water, pristine shoreline, privacy galore! If you are
looking for a magical setting, this is the property
for you. New home nearly complete, owner will
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.
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

Team San Martin Waterfront Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. on North Shore
Take advantage of the
chance to own a private
waterfront .44 acre lot!
Enjoy views to the north
and Hamm's Bluff.
MLS #07-1682 S199,000 Beautiful sunsets and
SCUBA diving The Wall
5 Company Streetd HA will be yours. Island
Christiansted, VI 00820 Outtandng dreams do come true!
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartin.com Outstnding Results,

$65.00/year or $120.00/two years
Tradewinds Publishing, P.O. BOX 1500, St. John, VI 00831
or call 340-776-6496 with VISA or MasterCard

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

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

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

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

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


"Andante by the Sea" is a 3 bedroom pool 9Snail's Pace" "Cute As A Buttorn describes
vila with stunning sunrise to sunset views, this cottage perfectly. Fronted by a white picket
cool breezes, air conditioned bedrooms, fence, this cozy studio home has all new cabinets.
walking paUt to beach and hardwood and furniture. bath, paint, pumps, ale Landscapig is
stone accents. Access from 2 roads allows for extensive, eropical and colorful. Includes 1996
expansion or addition of a second guest Jeep Wagoneer and funiIure. List price is below
cottage on the oversized one acre plus lol, appraisal. The fat lt is a gardener's delight.
Impressive rental history. $1,895,000.00 Walk to Reef Bay Beach. $499,000
"Coral Crest Condo" Is a large three bedroom, free standing unit in a great location within an
established condominium development located just above Cruz Bay Town. Enjoy cooling breezes
and expansive views of (he Caribbean overlooking Great Cruz and Chocolate Hole Bays. New
common pool. $725,000
"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condo under construction in Cruz Bay, Two,
three and four bedrooms available A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach and town, Water views, high
quatly applianoes. These will be some of the most spacious condos on SI. John, Only 20% down,
Completion scheduled for late 2008. Special pre-coinstu tiuon prices: $825,000 to $1.M OR
Fractional Ownership Opportunity! Buy one quarter ownership in a 2, 3, or 4 bedroom condo.
"ZOOTENVAAL COTTAGES" A unique St. John property with 50' of waterfront, including a white
powder sand beach. Almost 5 acres at pristine Hurricane Hole. a National Marine Monument, on
beautiful Borck Creek, There are 4 short term rental contages on the property Collages are
masonry construction and in excellent condition. One is right on the beach. $12M

26 St. John Tradewinds, October 6-12, 2008

John McCann & Assoc.


BONUSI Pr vare well main. TURN KEY SCUBA/pleasure NEW LItTtNOG Meictlnttuly
tailed home in Coral Bay with beat buainers ,w1 inmpresiive 4 majitainauird hurnE clcDEr Lu ('ru.
ample room i add an addi- year history. Business boasts a Bay. Two unrii, solid masonry,
iDCOnl uniL dawbrnstair Thi 2004, 26ft. PowcretI. all equip- within walking distance to
horue cDomr .l *th art IEXTR'A menI. compressor and proven lawn I il nli 1i; 3hr Zhl
LOT. Keep the exirA Lot or sell we~citie rTh drts r c ne tud *' :spci >to rooms And hiih
1A off to recoup some of your loya] repeat c1liets. Y ou are in L-cilirAtB in cccll]rEr L-ur3tVLdrE1.
cpesises. JUST S425,000. bosineaa for jus-t 5169,9001 2nd unil a 2br 2ba. 1599,000.
PRICEID TO Sli.Ll TIhLi PANORAMIC view. OV Aweome vaaslion bomi Rtndezv'ous Bay from thI t
has cqual 2br. 2ba "csuitc, popular rcnial home i ith .
f reAI room tlads La wall nJ grand C.4ribb:ran rlir, lll. ,
$glss capIurinul huge WVterr 38A idh hliuge deck and
views. Just $1,175,000. pool area. $1,0 60, O0 -. .
LOWER PETER BAY 4br. 4-5b[. pool and jusl lceps away rrom while sandy brauh. $6, .OO,000.
TWO HOMES netriTIg c mpletinon. A 2b.T 2ba and Lbr. ]ba Ctii~gc- Hji;4 views. )Juisi $55.000
VIRGIN GRANDE ESTATES 5BR. 5.5BA w' cicuisite finishes & views lo maleh. $2.199.999.
Developer Units GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcLtchfrrpoml dsvcl, Wa]t Co This 2BR, ].5BA unit is
iQow from ihesc 2)2bt 2b* just on mile from Cruz
units starring al 875,D000-. ay- Amtlazinig $iset water
And, (2) 3br 2ba units view., vvers~izd v z rand
starling at $l 100,000. and huge pool. I549,000
GRANDE BAY *Assignment of Contract" Penth house unit slill available for JUST..... $875.00-.
WHY RENT Sunset Ridge 2 new Ibr, Lba units w/ huge water views. $279.000 & $299.000.
SIRENUSA Luxtry cortdo dcvl, is 4en rly om pl iee .3 & J 4R (o il- & begin ari Sl,1.0000
TWO LOTSh 0-5O+!- acrcs PHENOMENAL wuairrrinni

SPECIAL PRICEI I Virgin OrFad Esirts rwc ,iFlrzinj 0.4 L *:-Acrc 1toi. Ecb for Only S275 ,010.
IS ACRES & 20 tbh-dividdt IrPt above Rendivot with mTn ft rrn*d prvAd Cell us for Details.
EW LISTING Priced To SellI Morivatee d OBay n C.rolina .25+- ac Gcpat views. 1p09,9e9.
DBVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY C*pircd planAs & pcvr iis for your ii ondo proj..d. 2,750,000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable north shore views........ 1$2500.000,
ON TOP OF THE WORLDI the highest point on Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 viCews. $1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-ac.knoll lop w/psnoramic views excellent dcvelopmcnu polenrial.1].299.999.
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable l. +/- ac. lot with great water views.....5~49,g99.
BORDEAUX Fantasti4 down island views 014 iLosl and Sandy Cay lo Leduck...........$429,000.
REDUCED oversized lot in Coral Bay near proposed marina project.............. JUST $3L0,a00.
WHAT A DEAL Ch olcte Hole loi *~ih w ctie pilcs & permits in plnfc................... 5229,000,
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prealigLons ChoelLe Hole! A STEAL AT IUST.......... 195,000.
EMMAUS A great l a a great price with buge Cor]a Bay harbor vitew ..... Now just 145,0010.
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMosc wecks v*,il. I LOCATION. LOCATION Many optcins exist
able. Prices range from $S1150 to $125,000. for ibis Retail Shopping Center. $2,250,000.



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

LUMINARIA a luxurious ridge top villa with stunning
panoramic views and the National Park as your neighbor.
3 spacious bedrooms (a/c), 3/1 baths, soaring cathedral
ceilings, large pool with waterfall, 4 car garage, spa, gour-
met kitchen, satellite TV, multiple decks, beautifully fur-
nished, gated entry, lush landscaping, privacy. Close prox-
imity to north shore beaches, good vacation rental history.
Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
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, /1 acre
lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the dis-
tance, fragrant bay trees, lush vegetation. Take advantage
of all the benefits of owning a Force 10 home. $675,000.
AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 1800 views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
LOCATION. LOCATION! -Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to sunset views, three
bedroom / two bath stone and concrete home with large
wraparound veranda, travertine floors, mahogany cabin-
etry, tile roof, large spa, full air conditioning, large circular
drive. $1,995,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with
exceptional craftsmanship throughout. Four bedrooms/
four baths, infinity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/
decks, lush gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous location.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/ 2
bath home on aflat 34acre 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.

ESTATE BELLEVUE- Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk to
Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $285,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $350,000.
CATHERINEBERG- Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 13 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy.......................$205,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views.......................... $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
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$299k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site .................................. $280k
Lower Bordeaux, 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

SHoliday Homes of St. John

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

TOLL FREE 1-800-905-6824 www.HolidavHomesVI.com LI

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

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

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

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

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


(340 77-33 a *w~siraett~o te *30 7433

NEW! LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" is a spectacular four year young villa in the gated community of Virgin
Grand Estates. This property has four air conditioned identical master suites with island stone showers and has
the most breath taking views of St. Thomas and 14 other islands and cays. This home has a gourmet kitchen
with granite counter tops designed by a professional chef, a state-of-the-art entertainment center, Caribbean
and West Indian decor. Enjoy stunning sunsets and constant trade winds from the island stone bar or pool. This
very private and successful short term rental villa offers views from every room. $2,950,000
FUN AND CONTENTMENT New masonry home with ENIGHED REDUCED TO $599,000 Lots of opportunity
180 views Coral Bay & BVI. Tiled pool deck, 2 large ac. for this nearly flat town lot overlooking Turner Bay and
master suites. Stainless appliances, mahogany zoned R-4. Currently configured as two units for a total of
hardwoods, hurricane windows and doors, tasteful four bedrooms and two baths. Out buildings allow for
furnishing, stone accents. Plans for 3 more bdrms. ample storage and/or additional living space. Motivated
$1,500,000 seller. Masonry home with lots of potential!
ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of beautiful RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful
Hart Bay Walk to Hart Bay or Chocolate Hole Beach. home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework
Newly remodeled offering 4 bdrms with ensuite baths and highlights the upstairs master suite, ensuite bath and
elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre. Spacious kitchen kitchen/greatroom. Walls and roof are complete. Beautiful
with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances that landscaping. Plenty of room to add. .46 acre $1,095,000
opens to living room and pool deck. Multi-level floor plan GARDEN BY THE SEA Bed and Breakfast is a quaint
offers privacy REDUCED TO $1,700,000. SELLERS Caribbean home with West Indian gingerbread
ARE MOTIVATED. architecture and island style furnishings. Live in the
MYSTIC RIDGE perched high on a mountain ridge spacious newly renovated owners apartment while renting
offers dramatic, "down-island" views. This 4BR/4.5BA the 3 income producing a/c units. There is room for
luxury villa has an impressive split level great room expansion to a maximum of 12 units as per the R-4
featuring a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining area & zoning. Outstanding rental history and just a short walk to
complete entertainment center. Magnificent seclusion can Cruz Bay Town as well as Frank and Turner Bays.
be yours as you lounge by the large pool or hot tub. Price $1,800,000.
Reduced to $2,600,000.

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