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Publication Date: October 13, 2008
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Ward Guilty of Cockayne Slaying

Boston and Thomas Convicted of Assault

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After a four-day trial in VI. Su-
perior Court before Judge Brenda
Hollar, ajury found Jahlil Ward of
St. John guilty of killing 21-year-
old James "Jamie" Cockayne
of New Hope, PA, in downtown
Cruz Bay just after midnight on
June 19, 2007.
The verdict was handed down
by the jury of six men and six
women around 7 p.m. on Friday,
October 10, following nine hours
of deliberations.
Ward was found guilty of
first-degree murder, third degree
assault and using a dangerous
weapon during the commission
of a third degree assault. For first-
degree murder, the 20-year-old
faces life in prison without the
possibility of parole.
The other two defendants in
the case, Kamal Thomas, 18, and
Anselmo Boston, 31, were aquit-
ted of murder and manslaughter
charges. The jury found each of
the two St. John men guilty of
two counts of third degree assault
and using dangerous weapons
during both of the assaults.
Third degree assault carries a
maximum penalty of five years in
prison, but with the added weap-
ons charges, the men can face as

Jamie Cockayne

many as 15 years for each of the
offenses. The weapons charges
carry a minimum sentence of
Sentencing November 14
All three defendants will ap-
pear before Judge Hollar for sen-
tencing on Friday, November 14,

at 3 p.m.
Ward was remanded to jail,
where he has been since his June
27,2008, arres. Boston and Thom-
as, who have been under house
arrest with electronic monitoring
since their August 2007 arrests,
Continued on Page 3

Jahlil Ward

Anselmo Boston

Kamal Thomas

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Man Arrested

in Airport

Cocaine Bust
Lorenzo Liburd
charged after 4.75
pounds are found
Page 4
Appeals Court
Upholds 2006
V.I. Tax Bills
Page 2
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Rites of Passage
Connects Youth
With Mentors
Page 10
SJCCC Plans Events
To Mark Domestic
Violence Awareness
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SJCCC Plans Activities To Mark DVAM

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Community Crisis Center has planned
a schedule of events to mark October as Domestic Vi-
olence Awareness Month (DVAM) from TV and radio
talk show speaking engagements to public speaking
in schools for staff and students.
Posters will advertise October is DVAM and in-
clude information about The St. John Community
Crisis Center and activities scheduled for the month.
Brochures will be distributed to retail shops, schools,
churches and St. John government offices.
A Library Campaign will feature a display of books
and brochures on domestic violence at local school
libraries featuring St. John Crisis Center literature,
table top tent, donation jar and free purple ribbons.
Volunteers will utilize the opportunity to recruit vol-
A Religious Campaign will create and send let-
ters addressing DVAM, asking participants to make
announcements, put information in weekly program
and offer posters and free ribbons. Area ministers are
being asked to address the public about doemstic vio-
An Essay Writing Contest will be open to St. John
students in grades 5th to 12th. Prizes and awards will

be announced at a later date. Three winners will be se-
lected, one each from grade school, Jr. High and High
School. The essay subject is: Why is it important to
stop Domestic Violence. Winners will be announced
at the Take Back the Night Watch.
The annual Take Back the Night observance cer-
emony, on Thursday, October 23, to remember those
who have suffered and died from domestic violence
and to celebrate the work being done to end it, starts
with a vigil at 6 p.m. and walk from Cruz Bay Tennis
Court to the Frank Powell Park.
The event will have guest speakers, music, and
reading of the winning essay letters. The winners of
the writing contest will be announced on this night.
Volunteers will collect donations and take volunteer
applications. Free ribbons will be given out during the
event. A "Fun-day" fundraising bake sale begins at
10:30 a.m. at Frank Powell Park.
The Purple Ribbon Award Ceremony will be on
Saturday, October 25 at the Cinnamon Bay Pavilion
featuring cocktails and dinner, recognition of honor-
ees and philosophical lectures on Domestic Violence
Awareness Month. The event is to help raise monies
to benefit the center. Tickets are $40. Call Tonia at
340-693-7233 to RSVP.

St. John Community Crisis Center members got a big help this past summer from
Antilles School student Elseya Varlack, 16, who ran the Pheonix shop as a volunteer.
She earned the organization thousands of dollars and worked five days a week.

KATS Basic Skills Program Starting October 18

St. John Tradewinds
Kids And The Sea (KATS) -
kids safely having fun on the wa-
ter is an educational program
bringing together the Virgin Is-
lands' greatest human resource,
its youth and its greatest natural
resource, 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 recov-
ery, weather and rules of boat-
ing. The program is intended to
expose kids to basic principles
and techniques of seamanship
in order to prepare them with
knowledge of life on, in or by
the sea.
Interested children age 8 (by
December 2008) or older should
meet at Skinny Legs in Coral
Bay on Saturday, October 18, at
9 a.m. Children can be picked up
at 12 p.m. at Skinny Legs.
The program runs from Oc-

tober 18 through December 20,
with no session the Saturday af-
ter Thanksgiving.
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-

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds

New V.I. Property Tax Bills

St. John Tradewinds
The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Fri-
day, granted the Government of the Virgin Islands' Motion to Stay
District Court Chief Judge Curtis Gomez's September 11, 2008
Contempt Order rescinding all 2006 property tax bills in a decision
announced Saturday, October 11.
The suspension of the September 11 Order not only allows for
the Government to re-issue 2006 Property Tax Bills at newly as-
sessed values, but also allows tax payers to take advantage of the
many tax exemptions provided by Act 6991.
In granting the Government's Motion to Stay, the Third Circuit
has restrained the District Court from imposing or enforcing the fees
and sanctions set forth in Judge Gomez's Order. The Third Circuit
ruling restricts the District Court from requiring the Commissioner
of Finance to establish a "Property Tax Contempt Expense Fund"
to be funded from property tax revenues up to $100,000. The Stay
also limits the District Court from mandating that the Government
pay into the registry of the Court, a per diem fine of $5,000 from
the date of the Order.
Additionally, the Stay Order freezes the awarding of any and all
damages merited to the Plaintiffs by the District Court. The Third
Circuit Stay Order will remain in place pending the resolution of
the Government's Appeal.
The Stay Order will allow the Virgin Islands to collect the rev-
enues necessary to fully finance the Fiscal Year 2009 Executive
Budget and to provide Virgin Islands residents with essential gov-
ernment services, according to Attorney General Vincent Frazer.
Frazer will meet early next week with Tax Assessor Roy Martin,
Lieutenant Governor Gregory Francis, Governor John de Jongh,
Jr. and members of their staff to determine when the 2006 Property
Tax Bills will be re-issued and the method by which those revenues
will be collected.
"The Appeal of the District Court decision will continue as this
case is not only about the collection of property taxes but is also an
assertion of the Territory's political autonomy," Frazer said.
Virgin Islands residents are encouraged to pay their 2006 Prop-
erty Tax Bills in a timely fashion and to file all appeals with Tax
Assessor's Office. The Board of Tax Review will take up pending
appeals on a consistent basis.

6.1 Earthquake Shakes Islands
St. John Tradewinds
There were no casualties or damage reported as a result of a 6.1
magnitude earthquake at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday morning, October
11, which was felt throughout the Virgin Islands and as far away
as Fajardo, Puerto Rico, according to Virgin Islands Territorial
Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) State Director Mark
A. Walters.
"According to information compiled at the offices of the U.S.
Geological Survey in Puerto Rico, the quake was located at 19.15
degrees north and 64.81 degrees west or about 55 miles north of
Charlotte Amalie, 55 miles north northwest of Road Town, Tor-
tola," Walter said.

Presidential Debate Party at Fish Trap
St. John Tradewinds
The Committee to Elect Craig Barshinger Senator At Large is
hosting a presidential debate watch party on Wednesday, October
15, from 8:30 to 11 p.m. at The Fish Trap Restaurant.
Watch the third and final presidential debate between Senators
Obama and McCain while enjoying dinner. There are several big
TVs and admission is free. Drinks and food are on sale, including
a delectable assortment of light fare from chef Aaron Willis, and
wholesome Ital food prepared by Pat Varlack.

A Community Hero for the Summer

St. John Tradewinds, October 13-19, 2008 3

"Based on the evidence displayed to the jury, I think the verdict
is what I expected. My personal feeling is that they [the defendants]
all knew what was going on, but the evidence didn't show that.
Based on the evidence it's a reasonable conclusion."

Bill Cockayne, the father of the victim

Jahlil Ward Guilty of Jamie Cockayne Slaying

Assault Charges Against Anselmo Boston and Kamal Thomas Upheld

Continued from Front Page
will continue complying with the
conditions of their release.
With the lack of any DNA or fo-
rensics evidence, Cockayne fam-
ily members were expecting such
a verdict.
"Based on the evidence dis-
played to the jury, I think the ver-
dict is what I expected," said Bill
Cockayne, the father of the victim.
"My personal feeling is that they
[the defendants] all knew what was
going on, but the evidence didn't
show that. Based on the evidence
it's a reasonable conclusion."
Verdict "Fair"
"My son is gone he isn't
here," Bill Cockayne said. "I think
the verdict was fair given the evi-
Prosecutors in the case, while
alleging all three defendants were
aiding and abetting each other,
were pleased with the outcome of
the high profile case.
"Justice has been served," said
Assistant Attorney General Renee
Gumbs-Carty. "I'm glad that the
jury saw the truth."
The jury did an excellent job
of sifting through the facts in the
case, according to co-prosecutor
Assistant Attorney General Bren-
da Scales.
"I think the jury did a great job,"
said Scales. "They sifted through
all the evidence and determined
who was responsible and who
wasn't. They had a lot of difficult
facts to sift through."
Retaliation for Kicking Jeep
The trial opened on Monday
morning, October 6, with the
prosecution alleging all three de-
fendants were bent on teaching an
inebriated Cockayne a lesson for
kicking Boston's girlfriend's Jeep
on the afternoon of June 18.
When Boston ran into Cock-

Jahlil Ward

ayne at the Front Yard Bar later
that night, a melee broke out and
Boston broke a pool stick over the
Pennsylvania man's head, accord-
ing to prosecutors.
Boston, Thomas and Ward then
followed Cockayne up the street
to the Boulon Center intersec-
tion where they surrounded him
and beat him, the prosecution ex-
Sometime after that, Ward al-
legedly followed Cockayne to the
Fashion Palace, where the Penn-
sylvania man's car was parked.
Behind a wooden scaffold on the
front of the building, Ward stabbed
Cockayne eight times including
in the femoral artery before
fleeing to a friend's house and ask-
ing for a ride home, according to
Cockayne stumbled out from
behind the partition with blood
spouting from his legs and chest
and bled to death shortly after, ac-
cording to the prosecution.
Gruesome Photos
During the four-day trial, pros-
ecutors showed the jury gruesome
photographs of Cockayne's multi-
ple stab wounds, bruised face and
body. The jury was also shown
photographs of the street in front

Anselmo Boston

of the Fashion Palace covered with
Cockayne's blood.
While prosecutors did not pin
Boston and Thomas at the scene
of the stabbing, the charges of aid-
ing and abetting one another in the
crime alleged the men knew what
was going on and did nothing to
stop the criminal actions.
Prosecutors relied on the testi-
mony of 21 witnesses to piece to-
gether their version of events. Sev-
eral witnesses testified to seeing the
men at the Front Yard and leave to
follow an unsuspecting Cockayne
up the street. One witnesses saw
three black males surround a white
male in the street near the Boulon
Center intersection.
Other witnesses testified to see-
ing one man flee from the scene of
the stabbing and run down Circle
Street, past St. Ursula's Multipur-
pose Center.
Confessions Claimed
Glenville "Shark" Frazer testi-
fied that Ward knocked on his
door after midnight on June 19
and said he just hurt "a white boy"
and needed a ride home. Frazer's
girlfriend, who was at his home
located past Paris Car Rental at the
time, testified to roughly the same

Kamal Thomas

In the days after the stabbing,
two witnesses testified that Ward
told them he "killed a white boy"
and "nobody saw."
Defense attorneys for Boston
and Thomas pointed the blame at
Ward and alleged their clients were
at most only involved in assault.
"The blood influenced the ver-
dict with respect to assault," said
Attorney Michael Joseph, who
represented Thomas. "At most my
client was guilty of simple assault.
I'm extremely grateful to the jury
to see there was but one killer and
it certainly was not Kamal Thom-
"Not everyone was involved
with the stabbing and I'm glad the
jury saw that," said Boston's coun-
sel, Attorney Benjamin Currence.
In his closing statement, Ward's
defense counsel Attorney Michael
Quinn referred to Joseph and Cur-
rence as assistant prosecutors.
Despite trying to shoot holes
through the government's case and
question the credibility of several
witnesses, the jury believed the
government's general theory of
events. After the verdict was read,
defense attorneys polled the jury
and each member testified to being
in concert.

"Justice has been
served. I'm glad
that the jury saw the

-Asst. Attorney General
Renee Gumbs-Carty

"I think the jury
did a great job. They
sifted through all the
evidence and deter-
mined who was re-
sponsible and who
wasn't. They had a lot
of difficult facts to sift

-Asst. Attorney General
Brenda Scales


Business Directory .............24
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads .....................23
Community Calendar .........21
Crossword Puzzler .............22
Ferry Schedules .................20
Guest Opinion ....................18
Historical Bits & Pieces ......13
Horoscope ..........................21
Letters ........................... 6-18
Local Harvest .....................15
Mommy Monologues ..........14
Police Log ..................... .... 21
Real Estate ................... 25-27
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................4

Thursday, Oct. 16



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4 St. John Tradewinds, October 13-19, 2008


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Lorenzo Liburd of Coral Bay Arrested

After Seizure of 4.75 Pounds of Cocaine

St. John Tradewinds
Lorenzo (Antonio) Liburd of Coral Bay, St. John,
was arrested Saturday, October 4, at Cyril E. King Air-
port after authorities alleged they found 4.75 pounds
of cocaine in his luggage as he prepared to board a
flight out of the territory.
Liburd appeared before V.I. Superior Court Judge
Michael Dunston on Monday, October 6, for an ad-
vice of rights hearing.
V.I. Port Authority Police Office Naisha Brath-
waite told the court that she and another officer were
told two suspicious packages had been discovered in
Liburd's personal belongings during routine searches,
according to a report in the VI. Daily News.
Brathwaite testified the packages were discovered
by a federal Transportation Services Agency (TSA)
officer during random screening, according to the
published report. While searching a bag belonging to
Liburd, the TSA officer found a taped package, ac-

cording to Brathwaite.
Liburd gave officers permission to search the bag
when they asked, and the officers found the two
bricks, according to the report.
A TSA supervisor opened the package and found
two bricks of a white substance which was field tested
and found to be cocaine, according to the report.
When Liburd was asked if the bag was his, he said
'Yes.'," according to the report of Brathwaite's testi-
The judge found probable cause for Liburd's arrest
and set a $100,000 bail, with 10 percent cash payment
required for his release,.
Dunston also told Liburd that if he posts bail he
will be required to surrender his passports and other
travel documents. The court will also consider home
confinement and electronic monitoring for Liburd.
Liburd is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday,
October 16.

St. John Tradewinds
Last week's Honor Appreciation day at Smith
Bay brought so many memories back to those of
the us who enjoyed the seventies Eddie led a
wonderful band called "The Movements" who
played every weekend at The Pond Mouth (where
the barges dock now) it was fish-fry heaven
with hundreds attending.
Madeline Sewer tells me that her right arm still
freezes whenever she is near an ice chest (after
you have served 100 beers, you'd have the same
sensation too!)
Steel Unlimited I would alternate with Eddie
and The Movements during those wild nights of
fun that lasted until 2 or 3 am.
"Big Lew" Sewer produced two albums, Time
Is Running Out and Paradise Found recorded by
The Movements. Those were the days of Eddie's
brothers, Milo and The Kings and Tremile and the
Jamals. Those of you who are newcomers missed
the excitement of the big bands Ah We and
Cool Session, former members of The Movements
played in Eddie's honor at Smith Bay, as well as
the old St. Thomas bands, Milo's Kings and former
Jam Band members.
Eddie was always an inspiration to the up and
coming musicians after all, music teacher's

dedication, determination, self-reliance, and pride
in one's appreciation of good music. Jessie Rich-
ards and Mano Boyd have spoken so often about
how much Eddies teaching meant to them as they
were growing up.
Proceeds from the celebration will go to help
defray the cost of Eddie's illness.
Sambacombo Returns to La Tapa
Rich Greengold, Eddie Bruce and Vince Wallace
start their 12th season on Monday that means
winter is upon us. Great food and super music
Steve Simon Re-celebrates
His Birthday and Anniversary.
It's another 25 rounds of Happy Birthday and
Anniversary at The Beach Bar. There's a big va-
nilla cake too. The winter crowd is returning so get
there early 4 to 7:30 p.m. every Sunday!
Adopt-a-Future at the Arts School
Call 779-4322 to make arrangements. Then
watch your student progress. Give someone a
chance to dance, sing or play an instrument.
Nazim "Jimmy" Ghani Back on St. John
"Trinidad Charlie" is watching over Nazim who
has been in the hospital rest and relax, Jimmy,
on Charlie's estate. We have missed you!

Watch for Zumba!

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

A Tribute to Eddie

e-mail: editor@tradewinds.vi tel: 340-776-6496

St. John Tradewinds, October 13-19, 2008 5

After Four Day Trial, Jury Convicts on Murder, Assault Charges

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Monday, October 6
Prosecutors and defense attorneys outlined
their theories of events surrounding the June
2007 murder of 21-year-old James "Jamie"
Cockayne during the opening day of the trial
in V.I. Superior Court before Judge Brenda
Hollar October 6.
In opening statements, prosecutors paint-
ed a picture of Kamal Thomas, 18, Anselmo
Boston, 31, and Jahlil Ward, 20, chasing
Cockayne down a Cruz Bay street and beat-
ing and then stabbing him to death, just after
midnight on June 19, 2007.
At the Front Yard Bar, Boston broke a pool
stick over Cockayne's head to "teach him a
lesson," for kicking his girlfriend's car, ac-
cording to prosecutors. Thomas then picked
up a piece of wood and along with Boston
and Ward, followed Cockayne up the street
where they beat him near the Boulon Center
intersection, prosecutors explained.
Ward continued the fight, followed Cock-
ayne to the Fashion Palace and stabbed him
eight times before fleeing the scene, accord-
ing to prosecutors.
Attorney Michael Joseph, representing
Thomas, explained how his investigators
turned up witnesses who testified to Ward's
guilt. Cockayne was out partying in Cruz
Bay when things got out of hand and a bar
fight broke out in the Front Yard, Joseph ex-
Thomas then left and went to the beach
and Ward alone stabbed Cockayne, Joseph
explained in his opening statement.

Boston was home at the time of the stab-
bing, according to his defense attorney Ben-
jamin Currence. While not disputing that a
fight occurred at the Front Yard, Boston had
nothing to do with the stabbing, Currence
explained in his opening statement.
Ward's defense counsel Attorney Michael
Quinn depicted the two co-defendants as
desperate to pin the blame on someone else.
Joseph found the evidence against Ward, not
the government, Quinn pointed out in his
opening statement.
Nine witnesses testified on behalf of the
prosecution on the first day of the trial. Ken-
neth Rawlins testified to seeing Boston, with
a broken pool stick in his hand, and Thomas,
with a two-by-four tucked into his shirt, fol-
low Cockayne up the street from the Front
Lionelle Sprauve testified that he saw
Ward and Thomas following Cockayne. Sev-
eral V.I. Police Department officials testified
to the events of the night and another witness
testified to seeing three black males surround
a white male in the street.
Two residents who live near Fashion Pal-
ace told about hearing a commotion and see-
ing a black male run across the street. The
last witness of the day testified that the day
after the murder Ward told her he killed a
white boy.
Tuesday, October 7
The remaining 11 prosecution witnesses
testified on the second day of the murder trial
which ended with the prosecution resting its
Two witnesses claimed a blood-stained

Jamie Cockayne

Ward knocked on the door to their apartment
after the stabbing, said he just messed up "a
white boy" and needed a ride home. Another
witnesses claimed Ward told him he killed a
white boy and "nobody saw." VIPD officials
testified to their investigations and the 911
call reporting the stabbing.
Aaron Ferguson, who made the 911 calls,
testified that he was walking home past Fash-
ion Palace when he heard a fight and saw a
black male run down Circle Road. Cockayne
then stumbled out from behind the wood
scaffold and collapsed on the ground, he
VIPD Medical Examiner Dr. Francisco
Landron detailed the eight stab wounds and
multiple bruises found on Cockayne's body.
At the time of his death, which was due to
loss of blood, Cockayne had marijuana and

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cocaine in his system and a blood alcohol
level of .234 percent, which amounts to
about 14 drinks, according to Landron tes-
Cockayne's father took the stand as the
last prosecution witness and told about his
outgoing and respectful son. In emotional
testimony he described a young man about
to embark on his future as a sailing captain.
Wednesday, October 8
The jury, court marshals, Hollar and attor-
neys traveled to St. John and toured Cruz Bay
on the third day of the trial. After returning to
St. Thomas, defense attorneys made routine
motions of acquittal. Hollar reserved judge-
ment on the murder charges against Thomas
and Boston and denied the other motions.
Joseph called Alexander Cameron who
testified that he was at the beach with Thom-
as the night of the murder. One witness tes-
tified to seeing Cockayne in Cruz Bay and
Joseph's final witness outlined working on
the investigation into Ward's involvement.
Attorneys Currence and Quinn did not call
any witnesses.
Thursday, October 9
Attorneys recapped their cases during
closing statements which took up most of
the fourth day of the trial. The jury was sent
home for the evening after hearing instruc-
tions from Hollar.
Friday, October 10
Jury returns for what turns out to be nine
hours of deliberation, announcing a decision
shortly after 7 p.m.

6 St. John Tradewinds, October 13-19, 2008

Black Breeding Machines

New Eddie Donoghue Book Explores

Ideology of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

St. John Tradewinds
Author and educator Eddie
Donoghue continues his unflinch-
ing examination of the Trans-
Atlantic Slave Trade in his latest
scholarly work, Black Breeding
Machines: The Breeding of Negro
Slaves in the Diaspora (published
by AuthorHouse).
Black Breeding Machines is a
thoroughly-researched chronicle
of the dehumanization, sexual ex-
ploitation and breeding of black
slaves in the Americas.
With a doctorate in sociology,
Donoghue details the justifications
of slavery that led to an ideology
encouraging the crass dehuman-
ization of slaves and demonstrates
the evolution of the dysfunctional
slave family, in part through the
custom of "abroad marriages," in
which spouses were made to live
on separate estates.
Taking his point of departure
from the British Parliamentary de-
bates on the abolition of the slave
trade (1789-1792), Donoghue fo-
cuses on the question facing many
planters at the time: whether it
would be more profitable to con-
tinue to import slaves from Africa
or to breed those in subjugation?
His research shows that many
planters in the Americas turned to
Scholars have already praised
Donaghue's latest work.
"It is an engrossing and highly
readable account of a process by
which planters dehumanized and

animalized their human chattel
inducing social death," said Sir
Howard A. Fergus, K.B.E., Profes-
sor of Eastern Caribbean Studies,
University of the West Indies.
"With this new volume Dr.
Donoghue has established him-
self as a foremost authority on the
sordid details of slavery," Sir Fer-
gus added. "Based on exhaustive
research from Heroditus to Her-
skovits, this is a comprehensive
treatise on slave breeding and its
"Dr. Donoghue's book presents
amazingly chilling, almost unbe-
lievable brutal insights into the
sexuality of the African, particu-
larly women who were exploited
on the slave plantations," said
Dr. Claris Barnes, Human Devel-
opment Consultant. "It is rich in
anthropological, theological and
public health details of the period
that are welcome."
Eddie Donoghue was bor on
Montserrat and lived for almost
20 years in Sweden. He holds a
doctorate in sociology from the
University of Gothenburg, Swe-
den, and is currently a researcher
for the Legislature of the Virgin
Donoghue is also the author of
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Sexual Exploitation of Female
Slaves in the Danish West Indies
and Negro Slavery: Slave Society
and Slave Life in the Danish West
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Territorial Archivist Susan Lugo Shares

Importance of V.I.'s Historical Records

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Without archives, the U.S.
Virgin Islands has no history.
That is the message Territorial
Archivist Susan Lugo sought
to convey at a Wednesday eve-
ning, October 9, presentation at
the Bethany Moravian Church in
celebration of Archives Month.
Lugo, who assumed her post
earlier this year, spoke to the
nearly 20 residents in attendance
about both the importance and
the challenge of maintaining ar-
chival records.
"Records management allows
us to have archives," said Lugo.
"We used to protect paper, but
now we have to protect digital
files as well. We have big chal-
lenges ahead of us."
Virgin Islands archives are
stored in numerous facilities
throughout the territory, Lugo
explained. The majority of ar-
chives are kept at the Enid M.
Baa Public Library on St. Thom-
as, where one can find news-
papers dating back to the mid-
1800s, bound journals from the
Danish period and thousands of
historical photographs.
While most of the records are
stored safely at the library, the
facility does have its problems,
including broken windows,
which contribute to the decay of
the archives. Flooding is a po-
tential issue at Enid M. Baa as

Susan Lugo

well, Lugo explained.
Territorial archives are also
stored throughout the Virgin Is-
lands in self storage centers on
St. Thomas and St. Croix, which
are not climate controlled, and
they are even stored in the base-
ment at the Department of Prop-
erty and Procurement, where as-
bestos is present in the ceiling.
All of these factors negatively
affect the archives, Lugo added.
Even more worrisome is what
would happen should the ar-
chives be lost to a natural disas-
ter such as a hurricane, explained
the territorial archivist.
"If we lost everything tomor-
row, we wouldn't even know
what we have because there is
no inventory," said Lugo.
It would take hundreds, and
possibly thousands, of hours to
sift through the surviving ar-
chives to determine what exactly

is left.
Some of the Virgin Islands'
archives are stored in more safe
environments in Denmark; at
the National Archive and Re-
cords Administration in College
Park, Maryland, which houses
more than 3,600 boxes of terri-
torial archives dating back to the
1600s; and at the University of
California, Berkeley.
Another unique problem
faced by archivists in the Virgin
Islands, and throughout the Ca-
ribbean, is the number of times
each island has changed hands,
explained Lugo. A 2002 sur-
vey by the Caribbean Regional
Branch of the International
Council on Archives found that
Caribbean islands have short
archival histories and different
archival traditions.
Several different languages
including Dutch, Spanish and
French are found in Caribbean
archives, Lugo added. Accessi-
bility is important when it comes
to archives, she explained.
"More materials should be
made accessible," said Lugo.
"It's not just about having that
piece of paper in your hands. If
we can't access it, it's no good to
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Marine biology students from Gifft Hill School participate in V.I. Coastweeks while
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with Beach Cleanups, Snorkeling Trips

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School ninth and tenth
grade marine biology students
were given the rare opportunity to
both witness firsthand the species
they learn about in the classroom
and help clean up the environment
during field trips last week.
GHS Marine biology teacher
Kris Bennett, with the help of fel-
low teacher Jason Siska, V.I. Na-
tional Park Education Specialist
Laurel Brannick and Friends of the
VINP Program Manager Audrey
Penn, took 17 students to Leinster
Bay on Wednesday, October 8, and
seven students to Brown Bay on
Thursday, October 9.
In honor of the Ocean Con-
servancy's International Coastal
Cleanup, the students picked up
garbage at Mary's Creek, the An-
naberg parking lot, the trail to
Leinster Bay and the trail to Brown
The students collected seven
large bags of garbage at the An-
naberg and Leinster Bay areas,
and approximately 150 pounds of
garbage too much to carry back
- on the Brown Bay trail.
"We found all kinds of junk we
could never carry back, including
an old inflatable boat," said Ben-
nett. "Laurel is going to organize a
VINP boat to go pick it up."
GHS students often host clean-
ups at Leinster Bay, which they
have adopted, however because
last week's field trips coincided
with VI. Coastweeks, the students
decided to report their data to the
Ocean Conservancy with the help
of Brannick and Penn.
The ninth and tenth graders also
stopped in Cruz Bay to clean up
the town on their way to the field

Cleanup sites included
Annaberg, Leinster and
Brown Bays.

trip, Bennett explained.
"We spent about half an hour
running around near the ball field
and across from Mongoose Junc-
tion," said the marine biology
teacher. "It was the kids' idea. I
told them I'd give them extra
credit for whoever collected the
most garbage, and they asked if we
could stop in Cruz Bay."
Bennett is considering adding
Cruz Bay cleanups to all future
field trips, she explained.
In addition to improving the
local environment by picking up
trash, the students had the chance
to literally immerse themselves in
what they've been learning about
in the classroom the ocean.
"On Wednesday, we snorkeled
Waterlemon Cay and the kids
brought underwater survey cards
and completed a checklist of ev-
ery species they recognized," said
Bennett. "Then on Thursday, we
went snorkeling at Brown Bay
and saw hundreds of conch, quite
a few lobsters, healthy coral and
juvenile fish."

The snorkeling trips, which
were made possible by a grant
from the Friends of the VINP to
purchase snorkeling gear, served
more than just the purpose of edu-
cating the students. The ninth and
tenth graders will submit the data
they collected on their checklists
to the Reef Environmental Educa-
tion Fund, an organization com-
mitted to ocean conservation.
Although Bennett's students'
include everyone from surfers
to kids who've never been to the
beach, this year's students are her
most successful swimmers, she
"It's awesome because it's such
a mix of kids," said Bennett. "They
live here, and they have to know
about the world around them, so
I'm anxious to get them outside
as much as possible. The kids this
year are brave and willing they
just put on a life jacket and give it
a shot."
Unofficial Bird Survey
Although the students spent the
majority of their field trips snor-
keling and picking up garbage,
they also conducted an unofficial
bird survey. Bennett planned to
conduct water quality tests as well,
however they ran out of time and
may do the tests on future field
trips Bennett's students will go on
throughout the school year.
For a science teacher like Ben-
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St. John for students to learn first-
hand, she explained.
"The school is so young and
has limited resources inside the
building," said Bennett. "It's great
that I can take advantage of the re-
sources outside the building, and
having the National Park makes it
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Tourist Trap is a bastion of low-
key limin'.
Located along the road to Salt
Pond which some people also
call Route 107 the island's
newest eatery and watering hole is
the perfect place to kick back and
The concept is a basic one a
couple of plastic tables and chairs
under a canopy but the incred-
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After spending 18 years in the
hospitality industry, chef and pro-
prietor Larry Grenier serves up re-
freshing back-to-basics fare from
the small brightly painted trailer
located on the corer of the prop-
From home-made meatball and
marinara sandwiches, to chicken
parmigiana and fresh from the sea
lobster rolls, Grenier's mouth-wa-
tering food is true home-cooking
- he lives in the small house on
the property as well.
Other enticements include nach-
os loaded with either beef, cheese
or veggies, steamed hot dogs, chili
and soft tacos. And the only thing
more impressive than the food is
the price. Sandwiches run $9, or
$5 for a half order, tacos are only
$5 and hot dogs are $4.
There is, of course, cold beer,
soda and water straight from ice-
filled coolers to wash down all the
good food. Most libations come
in aluminum cans, and the Tourist
Trap recycles.
In addition to the regular menu,
Grenier whips up daily specials.
Look out for "diner days" on Tues-
day and Thursday, when roasted
chicken, pot roast and other hearty
fare will take center stage.
Wednesday is Italian day when
Grenier will be creating some of
his southern European specialties.
Burritos and other Mexican fare
will be featured on Friday, and Sat-
urdays are pincho days, when the
chef grills up chicken, shrimp or
other forms of protein on a stick.
While Grenier is the man in
the kitchen, his brother James is
the lobster diver and on-premises
sign painter, and Cheryl Geller is
the woman behind the scenes, who
makes it all work.
"The whole thing was Cheryl's
idea," said Grenier. "I was against
it at first. But I got sick of bartend-
ing and I've been cooking since I

(L to R) Larry Grenier, Cheryl Gellar and James Grenier
pose in front of The Tourist Trap, a "Puerto Rican pincho-
type stand," at Salt Pond Bay.

was a kid, so it made sense."
The couple was looking around
for a place to open a restaurant
when they decided to ask about the
little trailer which was sitting out-
side their rented house, explained
"We had been wanting to do
something for years," she said.
"We were looking at other loca-
tions and then I just thought, 'what
about right here.'"
"There is all the traffic going by
to Salt Pond and it's so nice out in
the country here," Geller said. "It
just really started to seem like a
good idea."
Converting the old 12-foot
by eight-foot trailer into a shiny
kitchen took a few months and
a lot of work, but the proprietors
were determined.
"It was amazing how many
people helped us," said Geller. "It
was a real community effort to put
this together. People lent us tools,

materials and labor it was a true
Coral Bay barn-raising."
The couple set out to open a
simple island eatery, and in light
of recent gloomy economic reali-
ties, it seems they had a flash of
"We know the economy is
tough," said Geller. "We wanted to
open a place where people can get
a decent meal at a price they can
Besides the good deal, the Tour-
ist Trap is simply a great place to
spend an afternoon.
"It's nice to just relax in the back
of someone's house," said Greni-
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Annual Rotary Awards Dinner To Honor
Dr. Barot, Bob Malacarne, Moe Chabuz
St. John Tradewinds
The Rotary Club of St. John announces a celebration to present
Dr. Elizabeth Barot with a vocational service award, and to present
Robert Malacare and Maurice Chabuz with a community service
award for their outstanding service to St. John.
The awards dinner ceremony will be on October 25, at 6 p.m. at
Ocean Grill Restaurant. Cost is $50 per person. Seating is limited
to 100 persons and advance reservations are required. For tickets,
call Bill Willigerod at 776-0883.

Rev. Adrian Smith To Address St. John
Moravian Churches October 27-31
St. John Tradewinds
The public is invited to participate in evangelistic services of
the Bethany and Emmaus Moravian Churches of St. John featur-
ing The Reverend Adrian Smith of the Antigua Conference of the
Moravian Church, October 27-31.
The services, with the theme "Blessing Begins With Salvation,"
are scheduled for October 27 and 28 at the Emmaus Moravian
Church in Coral Bay and October 29, 30 and 31 at the Bethany
Moravian chruch. Friday night is Youth and Family Night.

Potluck Supper at Annual Meeting
To Mark CBCC's Fifth Anniversary
St. John Tradewinds
The Coral Bay Community Council is celebrating its 5th an-
niversary with a potluck supper and annual meeting on Monday,
November 10, from 5 to 8 pm, at Miss Lucy's in Coral Bay. Save
the date!
All Coral Bay residents are welcome. If you want to volunteer to
help put on the event, please call the CBCC office at 776-2099 or
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Rites of Passage Connects Youth and Mentors

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Seeing a lack of male mentors
for St. John youth, and her own
son's lack of a male role model,
Zarah Bunner decided to take ac-
An advocate and community
activist, Bunner wrote a grant pro-
posal and was awarded funding in
June to start a community-based
mentorship group called Rites of
"The original concept was
based on traditional African so-
cietal celebrations of boyhood to
manhood," said Bunner. "A lot of
other cultures also celebrate enter-
ing adulthood. That was the main
idea when we launched this."
Observing her now 15-year-old
son's lack of a strong male men-
tor made Bunner's original idea hit
"The whole idea came from
watching my son," Bunner said. "I
watched him and his friends and
realized they didn't have any male
role models."
With a group of 15 boys rang-
ing in age from 11 to 15 years old,
Rites of Passage has met three
times a week since August. The
group has been led by a variety
of St. John men who felt strongly
about the need for just such a pro-
gram, according to Bunner.
"None of the men wanted any

"The original
concept was ba
on traditional A
societal celebr
of boyhood to

went boogie-boarding and kayak-
ing at Hawksnest Bay and Gibney
based In the final activity for the pro-
frican gram, the boys will hike the Reef
tions Bay trail with V.I. National Park
education specialist Laurel Bigrig
Brannick, added Bunner.
The program will culminate at
Zarah Bunner a ceremony at Saturday, October
18, at St. John School of the Arts
at noon, and the community is in-

accolades," she said. "They got
involved because they wanted to
make a difference for these boys.
All of the men were really dedi-
cated to this program."
Charleston Charles, Chris Pow-
ell, Ital Anthony, Keith Mawuli,
Keibo Brown, Alton Evans, Man-
ny Pickering, Roy Reid and Rory
Reid have volunteered as mentors
for Rites of Passage.
"We've gone on eight hikes
with groups ranging from eight
to 14 boys," said Bunner. "We've
gone fishing with 25 young people,
including three girls. We've ex-
plored the ruins at Catherineberg,
Annaberg, Cinnamon Bay and
Peace Hill."
Physical and Educational
"We hiked up Margaret Hill
and Caneel Hill," Bunner contin-
ued. "And we hiked to Salt Pond
with Ital Anthony, who showed
us many native plants. We also

ViLeu tL aLtteu, according tO luI-
The ceremony at SJSA will
wrap up the first phase of the proj-
ect, and Bunner hopes the second
phase will continue the program,
she explained.
After School Tutoring
"This was a pilot program and
was a grass-roots approach to get
this off the ground," said Bunner.
"I hope the second phase of Rites
of Passage will be an after-school
tutoring program. I'm trying to
make it a holistic approach includ-
ing education, mentorship and
physical activity."
Whether Rites of Passage con-
tinues in its form or not, the men
who got involved with the group
are sure to keep mentorship a pri-
"The men were so involved and
they really got behind this pro-
gram," said Bunner. "I'm so grate-
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St. John Auxiliary Police in Application

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St. John Tradewinds
A new group of St. John auxiliary police officers
are presently going through the application process
with the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD),
according to police officials.
The St. John auxiliary officers, who will all live on
St. John, will be trained on St. John and assigned to
work there, VIPD officials announced at a press con-
ference Wednesday, October 8, at the Police Adminis-
tration Building in Hannah's Rest, Frederiksted.
Explaining that the fiscal year came to a close at
the end of September 2008, Commissioner McCall
highlighted some of the police department's accom-
plishments to date.
178 Firearms Are Seized
Firearms confiscated territory-wide surpassed the
amount seized for the entire 2007 calendar year, Mc-
Call said, announcing that 103 weapons were confis-
cated in the St. Thomas/St John district and 73 in the
St. Croix District so far in 2008.
Homicides happen "more then we would like to
have," the commissioner conceded, but the depart-
ment is effecting "initiatives" to help stem the tide.
2008 Fiscal Year End Report
Other accomplishments highlighted by McCall in-
cluded: the purchase of new bullet-proof vests for all
officers; 1,200 hours of training completed for police
and civilian personnel; the graduation of two auxil-
iary police classes; the upcoming graduations of the
police cadet classes; and the purchase of new patrol
cars and all-terrain vehicles.
The department is entering into an agreement with
the retired police officers group (VIPRO) who will
work on a volunteer basis, the commissioner an-
nounced. The retired officers will be assigned to vari-
ous police units, he added.
Crimes Are Down in St. Croix
Assistant Commissioner Novelle Francis Jr. ad-
dressed the statistical information noting that crimes
overall were down on St. Croix.
"Police are starting to turn the tide," Francis said.
"They are going the extra mile to solve crimes."
The department separates crime into two groups:
crimes against persons, which includes homicides,
rape, robbery and felony assault, and crimes against
property which include burglary, grand larceny, ve-
hicle theft and arson.
A comparison of the 2007 fiscal year, October 2006
through September 2007, and the 2008 fiscal year,
October 2007 through September 2008, on St. Croix
showed a reduction in six crime categories homi-
cide, rape, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny, and
vehicle theft.
Two sections, robbery and arson, showed a slight
increase over the previous year.
Crime on St. Thomas Shows Increase
Crime on St. Thomas showed an increase in seven
categories over the previous year. Only burglary cases
showed a decrease.
However, the number of arrests in that district rose
over the previous year in six sections showing a de-
crease only in arrests for rape and vehicle theft, Fran-
cis explained.
Police are working hard to curb the criminal activ-
ity in that district, Francis added.
Homicide Suspects Are Arrested
The assistant commissioner also pointed out strides

VIPD Police Commissioner James
McCall speaks during the October 8 press

the department has made in the arrest of homicide
suspects. Notwithstanding the large number of homi-
cides in the territory, more arrests are being made, the
assistant commissioner said.
In calendar year 2007, police arrested suspects in
seven homicide cases; three have been convicted and
four are awaiting trail. In calendar year 2008 to date,
suspects have been arrested in 12 cases; one has been
convicted and 11 are awaiting trail.
Francis attributed the increase in arrests and the
100 percent conviction rate to good police work and
a better working relationship between the Attorney
General's Office and the VIPD.
St. Thomas/St. John/Water Island Chief of Police
Rodney F. Querrard Sr. touted the recovery of 103
guns so far in 2008 in that district.
"There is a good possibility that some of these guns
have been used to harm others," said Querrard who
urged the community to give detailed descriptions of
persons suspected of having illegal weapons.
Initiatives in Place To Curb Crime
Initiatives are in place to curb crime, Querrard said,
acknowledging the rise in crime in the St. Thomas
Querrard would only reveal certain initiatives. He
said "hot spots' such as Jah Yard and Garden Street
are being targeted and more cameras are set to be in-
stalled in downtown areas.
Police on St. Thomas are employing the "stop, walk
and talk" method where officers get out of their police
cars and speak with residents and business owners
about crime issues, according to Querrard.
Downtown foot patrols have increased, Chief Quer-
rard added.
The cold case squad is operating on both districts
and Querrard said investigators may be close to mak-
ing an arrest. He did not specify which cases are being
VIPD Will Continue Transparency
Commissioner McCall said the department will
continue to be transparent and give "as much infor-
mation as possible" to the media and the public.

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Zumba Fitness Craze Comes to School of the Arts

By Barbara Winch
St. John Tradewinds
Are you looking for a way to get in shape and have
fun while doing it? Well, according to St. John School
of the Arts (SJSA) dance instructor, Kim Wild, the
hottest new fitness craze that is sweeping the world is
being offered right here on St. John! It's called Zumba
and "it is a workout in disguise," said Wild.
This Latin-dance inspired phenomenon is fun and
eliminates the "work" part of "working out."
"We use upbeat, all Latin music, and moves from
salsa, meringue, samba, flamenco, and other Latin
dances," said Wild.
"Fun and music are the two special motivational
ingredients," according to Zumba's web site. "Utiliz-
ing the natural beat, tempo, and music transitions, the
Zumba dances seamlessly flow from toning, strength-
ening, or cardio move into the next. Zumba has a nat-
ural flow of simple steps that radiate through the body
in synch with the music."
Along with Wild, fitness trainer Val Donaghue,

will also be joining in on the fun. While she has the
dance instructor background, Donaghue has the fit-
ness background, so together they make an incredible
team, Wild explained. Wild guaranteed the classes
would start out simple so that everyone can do it,
even those with "two left feet."
"We're expecting a lot of people to participate,"
said Jan Kinder, Director of SJSA. "These classes are
too good to pass up."
With this in mind, look for future Zumba classes
that will be offered. A Kids Zumba class will be of-
fered on Tuesday at 4:45 p.m. This is a great way to
get kids involved in fitness at an early age, and, by
showing kids that fitness can be fun, and develop a
lifelong good habit.
Classes are scheduled to be on Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning Tuesday,
October 21, at SJSA with certified Zumba instructor
Kim Wild. Participants are urged to wear light-weight
exercise clothing and tennis shoes. Class fee is $10.
Call SJSA at 779-4322 for more information.

Record Number of Participants at Prostate Screening

St. John Tradewinds
The Prostate Screening Clinics
hosted Saturday, September 27, at
the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer
Institute and the Myrah Keating
Smith Community Health Center
were attended by a record 207 in-
A total of 168 individuals were
screened on St. Thomas, while 39
were screened on St. John. The
screening included a blood test to
determine PSA (Prostate Specific

Antigen) levels, and an optional
DRE (Digital Rectal Examination)
to determine the physical condi-
tion of the prostate gland. Ninety-
five percent of the men who were
screened opted for the DRE, as
Seven percent of those screened
were found to have elevated PSA
levels, according to Dr. Colin B.
O'Connell, Cancer Registrar at
CKCI. Only further medical eval-
uation can produce conclusive re-

sults, O'Connell added.
"Those individuals are being
contacted by us, and are being
instructed to see their primary
care physician or schedule an ap-
pointment at CKCI," said Dr.
Prostate cancer is the most com-
mon form found in men. The rate
is higher among men who are over
40 years old, who are of African
decent, and who have a family his-
tory of the disease.

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St. John Tradewinds, October 13-19, 2008 13

Historical Bits

& Pieces

by Chuck Pishko

Aquanauts: Space Pioneers on St. John

Aquanauts: Space Pioneers on St. John

Last year I visited the museum
at the Virgin Islands Environmen-
tal Resource Station, at Lameshur,
with Diane and Ron Walker.
Diane is the St. John representa-
tive on the Virgin Islands Historic
Preservation Commission and
Ron is a guest columnist for the
VI. Daily News. Scott McCoy, the
site manager, gave us a grand tour.
We were all impressed with the
important technical exercises and
their effect on the national space
Lameshur Bay was the site of
Project Tektite I in 1969 when
four marine scientists: Clifton,
Mahnken, Waller, and Van Der-
walker, lived in and worked out
of an ocean floor habitat built by
General Electric.
This initial 60-day experiment
was twice as long as men had lived
under saturated diving conditions,
which is a controlled nitrogen/ox-
ygen atmosphere. The aquanauts
were monitored through continual
television and auditory contact by
doctors, psychologists, and diving
engineers who studied their bio-
medical responses which provided
data applicable to future space and
undersea missions.
President Nixon's congratula-
tory message to the aquanauts
stated, "Your record breaking ven-
ture into inner space is another
milestone in human achievements.
The aquanauts join the astronauts
as space pioneers."
This was heady stuff for our
island. The Navy was the lead
agency and co-sponsor with the
National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, the Department of
Interior and the General Electric
The scientific mission required
about 100 support personnel in-
cluding 35 scientists and 65 others
who supported the four aquanauts.
The installation of the underwater
habitat and the construction of a
base camp with living quarters for
the military and civilian personnel
were the responsibility of the Am-
phibious Construction Battalion of
the Navy's Atlantic Fleet.

In early 1968 they began build-
ing the camp. It is hard to believe
that the Tektite Project broke
ground here more than 40 years
Because of the remoteness of the
Tektite I site, the base camp was
required to be self-supporting. Ad-
ditionally, because the camp was
located in a National Park, great
care was required to preserve the
beauty and nature of the park. The
camp was set back from Lameshur
Bay and above the road to maintain
the unspoiled beauty of the area.
The camp consisted of 13 wood-
en tropical huts, each 16 by 32 feet
and one portable, prefabricated
aluminum building, 26 by 48 feet,
with supporting utility services.
Eleven tropical huts were used
as barracks, one as the command
hut, and one as the galley. The
wood framing was made of treated
timber and the siding was red-
wood. All were screened for ven-
tilation except for the command
hut, which was enclosed and air
The aluminum building was par-
titioned into three compartments:
dispensary, marine science labo-
ratory and recreation area. During
the post dive medical debriefings,
this building housed the medical
examination facilities.
Potable water for the camp was
stored in two 10,000-gallon un-
derground tanks. Water for these
tanks was pumped from a water
barge alongside the causeway pier
to the camp over a distance of ap-
proximately a quarter of a mile.
Water was pumped from the stor-
age tanks into a camp distribution
system. Electric power was gener-
ated in the camp by a 100-kilowatt
generator and distributed, where
possible, by underground cables.
Logistics requirements were pri-
marily in the areas of food, water,
and petroleum. For the most part,
sufficient dry food was landed
with the Tektite I party in Janu-
ary 1969. Resupply of dry foods,
and continuing resupply of frozen
foods, was obtained from visiting
Navy ships.

Fresh provisions, such as bread
and milk, were procured from lo-
cal vendors on St. Thomas. Water
was delivered to the Lameshur
Bay site on a weekly basis by the
government of the Virgin Islands
via water barge.
Continued on Page 20

St John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Chuck Pishko

Jaime Irving, VIERS Operations Manager, accepts a
piece of Tektite from Chuck Pishko for the museum.

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Each of our breathtaking views
doesn't even come close to cap-
turing the all encompassing eye
opening wonder of being a mother.
And being a mother on St. John
has proven to be exceptionally
thought provoking, changing more
than one woman's perspective on
the island she calls home.
St. John has grown rather sig-
nificantly over the past several
years through not just newcom-
ers to the island but newcomers to
earth. Women in our community
from their early 20s to their late
40s are experiencing motherhood
for the first time and with it they
are seeing a paradigm shift in their
perspective of our lovely island.
The consensus seems to be that
St. John has grown from their place
of working hard and playing hard
to something more. It is now their
baby's home and that has them
Road Safety
Interestingly, though, their con-
cerns are not only baby-focused.
In fact, many new moms are more
community-focused because as
Michelle Peterson, mother to
three-and-a-half-month-old Ha-
ven, points out one of the island's
great attributes is "the small and
supportive community."
And, like a good deal of our
childless residents, several moms
expressed grave concerns about
the island's transportation infra-
structure sharing fears about the
truck drivers' speeds and road
It is agreed all across the island's
demographics apparently with
the exception of some big truck
drivers that drivers speeding,
especially those behind the wheel
of construction and delivery trucks,
are a huge problem on island.
"I have lived here for 17 years
and I have seen many, many
changes some good and some
really not so good," said Anna
Foote. "I definitely look at St. John
differently now that I am a mother,
but I look at the world differently
now that I am a mother."
"One of the main safety concerns
I have is driving down these roads
with my daughter in the back seat
and a truck that is too big for our

by Katie Tarta

roads, driving too fast, coming at
me and taking up two-thirds of
the road, or someone passing me
on a blind comer just so they can
get someplace 30 seconds faster,"
Foote said.
Perhaps we should all be boast-
ing "Child on Board" signs in our
rear windows to make every driv-
er think twice before putting the
pedal to the metal. The newly con-
structed speed bumps near Guinea
Grove are doing just that, slowing
drivers down.
Park n' Play
Everyone can relate to the senti-
ment, "hurry up and relax" but do
we actually need to speed our way
to the R&R part of the day.
Moms seem to agree that their
children will greatly benefit from
the rolling hills, unspoiled vegeta-
tion and saltwater activities unique
to the Virgin Islands National
Few children in the U.S., may-
be even world wide, will know
the true joy of experiencing their
childhood in a place designed to
maximize nature and foster a rela-
tionship with it.
Our children experience the
ocean's visual and physical beauty
before they are even a year old,
often before they can walk. Activi-
ties near or on the water encour-
age this interaction. Many mothers
on St. John applauded the baby-
friendliness of the natural environ-
ment but had something else to say
about the man-made ones.
Where Are The Sidewalks?
As the mothers gather at the
Mommy & Me work-out group
at Gym in Paradise, taught by
Jane Thill mom to 18 month
old twins Isabella and Ben it is
common to see them play a child-
proof version of roller derby jock-
eying for position in one of the few
baby-accessible multi-level loca-
tions on island, The Marketplace
Strollers make their way from
the parking lot to the third floor
vying for their spot at the shop-
ping center's elevator. The Mar-
ketplace, apparently aware of the
baby boom, has gradually im-
proved their child-friendliness by
including changing stations in both
Continued from Page 20

St. John Tradewinds, October 13-19, 2008 15




St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Eliza Magro

The dashine plant has huge leaves which can be used to
wrap foods before steaming.

By Eliza Magro
St. John Tradewinds
As the economy in the U.S. has
taken a nose dive, we all have to
tighten up our spending, and make
each dollar go a little further.
To many living in the Caribbean
hard times is not breaking news
and while the rest of the country
is squeezed financially, many lo-
cal St. John residents will simply
continue on with their lives. Tra-
ditionally most West Indians eat
from the local land, fishing in the
surrounding waters, growing what
vegetables they can and surviving
with what is available.
Dashine is a local root vegeta-
ble that is a staple in many West
Indian dishes. It is a big, white or
purple root that can be steamed,
boiled, roasted or fried.
"The pot's not complete with-
out the dashine," exclaimed one
Dashine must be peeled before
it is cooked. It is prepared as a

Dashine is a root
vegetable that goes with
almost any local dish.

simple side dish, often served like
sweet potato and steamed yams.
Some like to make garlic mashed

dashine, while others slice, roast,
or fry it. Dashine is also boiled like
green bananas and served with fish
or chicken. Many people also add
it to soup.
"I don't know anything that
dashine can't go with," said a St.
John resident.
Root vegetables are used more
in the Caribbean than in most other
culinary traditions. Their starchy
texture is full of important carbo-
hydrates offering a great source of
long-term energy. Dashine grows
mostly on private property on is-
land, whereas in other parts of the
Caribbean, it is cultivated more
It is inexpensive and can be
found for sale sometimes at Pine
Peace Market, Our Market, and
also from vendors by Angle's Food
Cart on Centerline Road. Or, of
course you could grow it at home.
So, as you may be down and out
financially remember the root veg-
etable dahsine.

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Before After

CBCC Coordinates Coast Cleanup

Thank you to all the wonderful people who partici-
pated in the clean up of heavy debris from the beaches
at Calabash Boom and Johnson Bay on Saturday, Oct.
As part of the International Coast Weeks Cleanup,
the Coral Bay Community Council coordinated with
the Coral Bay Yacht Club, KATS, the Johnson Bay
Homeowners Association, and other neighbors and
beach-users to clean up these beaches and restore
them to their natural state.
More than 50 volunteer hours were devoted to this
effort. Friends of the Park donated bags and gloves,
and the Department of Public Works had a clean-up
team ready to haul away all the debris, once it was

carried to the road.
Both of these beaches are good swimming beaches,
and it is great to see the trash and debris disappear
so that people can enjoy these areas with safety. At
CBCC's request, DPNR has been doing weekly wa-
ter quality testing at Johnson Bay for over two years
now. To our knowledge, the water quality in this area
has always tested excellent for swimming.
We are also aware of a number of independent ef-
forts to clean up debris on the shorelines of Coral Bay.
Thanks to everyone who is doing this now and ev-
Sharon Coldren
Coral Bay Community Council

We wanted to express our deepest love to the beau-
tiful community of St. John.
We were welcomed two years ago with open arms
and lots of support, and enjoyed the love and support
of the whole community throughout the whole time
we were on island.
We left the island in order to take care of Giuliana's
mother, who's getting older, and it was not an easy de-
cision to make. We hope and plan to return to St. John
soon. We are keeping Satyamuna open and probably

will come down, here and there, to make sure things
are running smoothly and hopefully reconnect with
all of you.
We want to thank you all for all your support, pa-
tronage, friendship and smiles and we look forward to
seeing you again soon. Please feel free to visit us on
your next trip to New York. (Ofer's cell is 1-646-248-
1354, Giuliana's cell 1-646-236-9515).

All the best,
Ofer, Giuliana and little Daniel

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

The corner area of the dinghy dock is in need of dredging and repairs.

Dinghy Driver Shares Concern for Others

Have many people been down to the "Creek" late-
ly? Have many St John residents tried to land a boat in
the "Creek" lately? Let me assure you it is a daunting
task weather it is a small dingy or a pleasure cruiser.
Let me explain the problems and maybe WE can all
come up with solutions.
Problem number one is that the dingy corer (over
by the ballfield parking lot) has been filled in with
sediment. Five years ago we could park dingys all
along that corer of the bulkhead. Not now due to the
infill of sediment.
Where has all the sediment came from? The sluice
way that the National Park installed four years ago.
What used to be a dirt gut that caught much of the
stones and sediment washing down the hills now
flows freely into our harbor with no control. There is
even a small island forming in the middle of the dingy
tie up area.
Maybe the National Park is planning to stake claim
to this new island, I do not know. I do know that it's
a total hazard to navigation and should be dredged
out soon before that whole basin area is filled in. The
dingy area is not the only area affected as the whole
basin area is filling in due to this infill. There is even
a truck upside down underwater off the National Park
The National Park is supposed to be about the envi-
ronment and how man can less impact it. How about
putting in a small dam that could catch this sediment?
It could easily be cleaned out every few months.
There by stopping much of the sedimentary discharge
into our waters.
Problem number two is the persons who think that

they are entitled to tie up their dingys for days on
end... like it's their own personal marina. I believe
there are at least 10 to 15 dingys that stay locked up
to the bulkhead day in and day out. Don't they real-
ize that others use this area? Do they have a special
permit to leave their boats day after day tied up while
others have to climb over these boats just to tie up? If
so please tell me where I can get one!
I think what we have here is lack of consideration
for others. No one enforces any tie up limits so these
persons think its ok for them to keep their dingys
there day after day with out any regard to others. Do
they realize there are visiting sailors who could land
there, persons who live on boats and persons who live
on out-lying islands. Just because these persons have
not made prudent plans on where to park their boats
when not in use should not be the public's problem.
I believe that the dingy area should be limited to a
maximum tie up limit of 12 hours. Not first come, for
as long as they care.
Vessel registration numbers are of public record.
The dingy numbers can be traced to their owners. If
no action is taken by these individuals there names
should be posted publicly. If we posted time limits of
tie up they could be fined.
We St Johnians are lucky to have a nice bulkhead
area to have in close proximity to town. With careful
planning and all of our concern this can really be a
jewel for our small town. Lets all work together to
remedy these problems and any others we may have.
I look forward to any input others may have

Dan Boyd
Lovango Cay

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

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Jaime Elliott

Andrea Milam, Susan Mann,
Barbara Winch, Katie Tarta

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Magro, Malik Stevens, Chuck Pishko,
Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine,
Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik,
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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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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 13-19, 2008

Letters to Tradewinds

Underwater Lights

On a dark night in the ocean sparkling electric green flashes are
a common sight. Any motion in the water creates sparkles. Once in
a while there will be big flashes resembling lightning bolts. These
phenomenon are often called luminescence or phosphorescence. Spe-
cifically in the ocean the term used is bioluminescence. This is light
created by living things, mostly planktonic bacteria. The light is a
by-product of their metabolism.
Bioluminescence is common when there is no moonlight. On a
dark night over your favorite coral reef, try going into the water with
your dive light, but leaving it off most of the time. The fish that are
out there during the day are mostly tucked in for the night. Grouper,
snapper, nurse sharks, moray eels, octopi and lobster are out on the
In addition, there are a lot of animals in the water column ranging
from miniscule plankton to large shrimp. Any splashing or turbulence
will create sudden flashes of light. It's an eerie feeling to be underwa-
ter at night when swirls of bioluminescent flashing occur. This means
something moved and created a disturbance in the water.
I like to switch on my dive light to try to see what it was. A quick
scan across the reef with the light usually reveals a number of night
stalkers out in the open. Lobster eyes will show up bright red with a
passing light. Some creatures will scatter and others will come closer.
All in all it's just a whole bunch of scary fun.
Bacteria that create luminescence are not actually flashing. Being
a by-product of their metabolism the light is always on. The bacteria
are so small that even the smallest animal plankton can carry them
around in special compartments. The animal can open or close some-
thing like a curtain or flap and turn on and off the lights.
Deep sea angler fish are a great example of fish that use these
bacteria. The angler fish has an extension off its head resembling a
fishing rod with a slight curve. At the end is a compartment full of
luminescent bacteria. This little deep sea fish has a flashing light right
in front of its mouth full of scary-looking teeth.
Sun light is absorbed by water. In the ocean below about six hun-
dred feet there is no light. Since the average depth of the ocean is
more than one mile, most of the ocean is in complete darkness. There
is no day or night or seasons and the water is cold, just above freez-
ing all the time. Our ferocious little angler fish lives a cold, dark and
lonely existence.
The smaller percentage of sunlit waters is where most of the ac-
tion occurs. Almost all living things in the ocean exist in the sunlit
waters. There are a lot of seasonal and day-to-day variations. The
day to night changes are dramatic and bioluminescent bacteria are
the signal lights. These bacteria are so much smaller than all animal
plankton that even tiny creatures can have pockets of bioluminescent
bacteria at their disposal. So if you want to see some spectacular night
flashing, plunge into local waters around midnight on a new moon.

Capt. Grumpy

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The title is, of course, a reworded version of John
Steinbeck's novel entitled OfMice andMen. There is,
I can assure you, no intent to either ignore that most
certainly fairer gender of humanity, or associate it
with any of these cold-blooded vertebrates. That said,
I continue my discourse.
As a first-generation American, I have never known
the hardships my parents faced in Eastern Europe. My
father and his family left East Prussia in 1926 and
my mother and her family were arrested for being
of Germanic ancestry in 1945 after the Russians en-
tered Poland. Her family was separated and put into
'forced labor camps', a euphemism for slave labor.
Both qualify as members of a Diaspora, and each wit-
nessed and experienced injustices that are still being
inflicted on people due to their ethnicity today. On the
day the Germans began their air campaign to 'soften
up' Poland, my grandparent's home was destroyed by
a bomb as the first wave of bombers flew over.
Later, during the German occupation, one of her
brothers was arrested and severely beaten for pur-
chasing train tickets for some of his friends, who hap-
pened to be ethnically Polish. He died a short time
after his release. A cousin, who was clandestinely in
the Polish underground, was mistakenly executed by
some Poles that were not informed of the nature of his
activities. It took over 50 years before the government
recognized him for his heroism.
There are, to be sure, hundreds of other memories
that my mother has mentioned to me over the years,
but space does not permit a greater assemblage in this
format. What I hope to express, is that all of us are a
compilation of varying experiences, and though the
only acceptable generalization may be that there is no
truly fair way to generalize, yet the commonality we
might attain through a shared experience can lead to a
better understanding and a more perfect ideal of that
elusive goal known as justice.
The loss of loved ones, land, valuables and national
identity are unfortunately not at all uncommon, and
millions engulfed in ethnic conflicts even today, ex-
perience such tragedies. How can these things come
to pass? The question is of course rhetorical; one re-
ally only needs to make the effort to thoroughly study
the historical record. The time and place may differ,
but the circumstances, are oft repeated. Cycles of
expanding populations, political manipulations that
solicit the required support of citizens to justify out-
ward expansions of territorial boundaries, corruption
in government with the consequently mounting costs
that require ever-greater infusions of financial sup-
port to sustain it, all in varying degrees are factors.
Another necessary component are the baser human
instincts such as prejudice, fear and greed, attitudes
which are either already generally held or are then
fostered by those who skillfully instill them in oth-
ers. Whatever the declared intentions at the outset, the
ends that justified the means have nothing to do with
a shared sense of justice.
Many of these elements are now being factored into
the process by which the fifth constitutional conven-
tion is drafting their document. The methodology by

which one group is chosen for favored treatment is not
new. In the 1930s as the Nazi's slowly rose to power
they employed very much the same logic. The narrow
mindedness, the bias, the discriminatory treatment of
others outside their ethnic enclave, are all becoming
etched into the fundamental basis of the proposed
structure of government.
To allow language that would, in part or com-
pletely, exclude only ancestral native Virgin Islanders
from paying their fair share of taxes is a Pandora's
box of ills that will rip our society apart as the various
factions struggle to utilize such a formula to their best
advantage. Future elections will become carefully
vetted exercises in determining what a person's an-
cestral lines are and what allegiances they might have
formed through past associations, whether business
or personal.
This is the beginning of a tragedy that should not
be allowed to further manifest itself. It is the road to
perdition that others have already trod, and if there
exists such a twisted mindset that believes the sever-
est of pitfalls are something they now can somehow
avoid, then our future, even without the open warfare
of the past, will be a bleak one.
The compact by which all elected officials assume
their responsibilities was broken when the delegates
of the constitutional convention willfully broke the
law in excluding the public from their meeting held
on October 1, 2008. That a former Governor, Lieu-
tenant Governor, judge, various former senators and
attorneys in that group could decide to act in this
manner, breaking laws as they went about the task
of writing the supreme law of the Territory, shatters
the trust that representative government requires, and
makes a mockery of this group's intent.
The question now arises, should this fiasco be al-
lowed to continue at the public's further expense?
To allow them to finish stitching together what can
already be recognized as a 'Frankenstein' of constitu-
tional documents serves no good purpose. To flout the
existing laws of the land is not why we elected these
delegates. As none spoke against the action taken that
day, none can legitimately speak for us now.
Of Governor John de Jong, Jr., I respectfully re-
quest a stop to this now. Veto the Senate's legislation
extending the convention's deadline. Let us begin
again with public discussions that more closely exam-
ine the goals and aspirations of all Virgin Islanders.
There remains an unfulfilled need here to define those
common interests by which we can all share a future
that is more equitable than the haunting failures of
the past.
We are all related to that same common ancestor
who walked this planet some 3 million years ago. As
an evolved species we are capable of such noble al-
truistic behavior that, if carefully instilled in our chil-
dren, will assure all a brighter and better future. The
dangers of fostering those more primordial mindsets,
which are more akin to a 'reptilian responsive mode',
are a step back. More than anything, I hope enough of
us can be convinced of this now.
Hugo A. Roller
A farmer and concerned citizen on St. John

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Guest Opinion

Of Reptiles and Men

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"The Silent Witness"

By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
September is behind us and we can all sigh a
breath of relief and be grateful for a hurricane-
free season to date. The weather will soon cool
down and our fur-coated best buddies and we
too will be much more comfortable.
There is an important and long-overdue An-
imal Welfare Conference entitled "The
Silent Witness" on St. Croix on Oct.
24 organized by our sister island.
Animal Shelter Director there,
Dr. Stacia Boswell, AWC di-
rector and staff veterinarian
is hosting it even as they
struggle financially to keep
their doors open.
The V.I. Attorney General
is expected to attend. What is
this Conference and why is it so
This conference is aimed at law
enforcement, government officials,
not-for-profits with an anti-violence
mission, Dr. Boswell says. There will be
a guest speaker from the American Humane As-
The highlight for the conference was a focus
on the first V.I. animal-cruelty trial with Max, a
dog who three years ago was found tied to a tree,
brutally beaten and blinded. A number of children
reportedly watched this horrendous act.
This was to be the first animal abuse prose-
cution in our Territories since The Anti-Animal
Abuse Bill #25 was passed in 2004.
Shockingly and sadly this case has been "put
on the back burner.." The reasons are not clear,
but it is possible that other law priorities may
have taken precedence.
Some comments heard were "it is just a dog."
This is where we must face the truth of animal
abuse: It's a fact that people who abuse animals
frequently grow up to abuse people. Most mass
murderers have a history of animal abuse as a
Like the name indicates animals are the si-
lent witnesses in so much domestic violence that
takes place behind closed doors. A major respon-
sibility of a civilized society involves protecting
those who are unable to protect themselves... es-
pecially those who are unable to speak for them-
selves... children and animals are the greatest
victims that need our voices when violent crimes
The question is: What will we do...turn a blind

eye and "mind our own business" or understand
that all abuse in our community is our business?
Please pick up the phone and call our Attorney
General's office and voice your concerns about
how this law must be enforced for the good of
both animals and Virgin Islands Society.
You would have noticed the one page ACC
Newsletter insert found in the last Tradewinds
edition. Our Thanks to Jamie Greenleaf
who has compiled this newsletter, and
of course Tradewinds for their on-
going and generous support!
SI- This year's "Christmas for
SThe Animals" has both a con-
firmed place and date. We have
another fabulous Villa called
"Tango de Mare" set for this
event on Friday, December
5. This year the theme is "the
Roaring Twenties." What fun
that will be! Mark your calendars
and start creating the costume that
will WOW your friends.
And now the reason that we do all
of these Events...the animals in need at
our Shelter.

Lover Needs a Home
Lover is approximately 2 1/2 years old. She ar-
rived at the ACC with her sister Crystal also in
need of adoption. Lover is a lover... and was born
to lick, love, hug and adore anyone who is lucky
enough to take her home. She has been treated
for heart worm and has been anxiously waiting
for a that special home the longest of any of our
Could Lover be the companion that you are
looking for? Please call and come to the Shel-
ter and arrange a "doggy-date" to get to know
this wonderful dog for adoption consideration.
Comments and suggestions always welcomed!




S Aqua Bistro 776-5336 open
Big Belly Deli open all summer
I Asolare 779-4747 open all summer
Baked in the Sun 693-8786 open all summer
Balcony 774-8470 open all summer
I Banana Deck 693-5055 unknown
Beach bar 777-4220 open all summer
Cafe Concordia 693-5855 reopening sometime in October

S The Equator open
S Estate Turtle Bay closed until season
Beach Grill/ Breezeway Bar closed until season
I Beach Terrace unknown

Chateau Bordeaux 776-6611 closed on Sundays
S Chloe & Bernards 714-6075 open all summer
da Livio's 779-8900 open all summer
Donkey Diner 693-5240 closed until early November
Fish Trap 693-9994 open all summer
Happy Fish 776-1717 closed for October
* Inn at Tamarind Court 776-6378 open for lunch and dinner
S Island Blues 776-6800 open all summer
Jake's open 7 days, 7am to 4am
I J's Texas Coast Cafe 776-6908 open all summer
La Tapa 693-7755 closed until the end of September
Lime Inn 776-6425 closed until October 13
I Maho Bay Pavilion 776-6226 open all summer
Miss Lucy's 693-5244 reopening November 2 for brunch
Morgan's Mango 693-8141 open
S Ocean Grill 693-3304 open
Paradiso 693-8899 open all summer
Pastory Gardens 777-3147 open all summer
S Rhumb Lines 776-0303 open
Sun Dog 693-8340 so far open all summer
SoGo's 779-4404 open for now
Hinds Restaurant 775-9951 open

Snorkles open all summer
SBeach Cafe open all summer

Woody's 779-4625 open
S Satyamuna 774-3663 open all summer

S Shipwreck Landing 693-5640 closed until November
Skinny Legs 779-4982 open
I ZoZo's 693-9200 open for dinner

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* Petroleum was purchased under
a Defense Contract in St. Thom-
as. Diesel fuel and gasoline were
loaded into 55-gallon drums at Red
Hook and transported by a Tektite
I boat to the site on a weekly ba-
sis. Transportation to the Tektite I
site was by two routes: via water
rS over an open 8-mile unmarked and
unlighted course from Red Hook
or a torturous overland route from
Cruz Bay.
More groundbreaking research
and a gender breakthrough oc-
curred after Tektite I when female
aquanauts, led by Dr. Sylvia Earle
in 1970, performed similar ex-
periments. Dr. Earle is the former
Chief Scientist at NOAA who is
fondly called "Her Deepness."
After the Tektite projects were
completed, the facilities were
turned over to the College of the

& Pieces: Aquanauts

Virgin Islands now called the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands.
The camp, however, has not
reached its full potential under
the University. Originally called
the Virgin Islands Ecological Re-
search Station, it's now called
the Virgin Islands Environmental
Resource Station. Never waste a
good pneumonic!
Randy Brown and Clean Islands
International took over manage-
ment of the site and, in cooperation
with the Friends of V.I. National
Park, have operated an outstand-
ing summer resident program for
school children as well as provid-
ing staff and technical support
for environmental groups staying
One important item missing
from the museum last year was a
Tektite. As Scott explained to us at
that time, the name of the project,

Tektite, came from space matter
which survives the fiery plunge
through the earth's atmosphere
and comes to rest on the ocean
floor. Lo and behold!
This summer when I visited the
Arizona Mining and Mineral Mu-
seum, which is part of the Arizona
State Department of Mines and
Mineral Resources, I discovered
some tektites for sale. I promptly
purchased one for the VIERS Mu-
seum and recently presented it to
Jamie Irving, Operations Manager,
for inclusion in the collection.
The next time you visit the mu-
seum, look for it and marvel your
children and/or grandchildren with
the story of the Tektite Project and
its namesake the tektite meteor. If
they ask too many unanswerable
questions get them a copy of the
Office of Naval Research Report
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both men's and women's rest
That makes it the only place
on-island where moms and dads
can shop on multiple levels with
a stroller and change diapers
without balancing babies on their
laps or laying their children out
on unsanitary countertops. The

island caters to water babies but
land babies is another story.
Sidewalks are virtually non-
existent and Cruz Bay is designed
for walkers. It is not, however,
designed for mom's and their er-
rands with babies in tow.
Election Year
Babies are begging the ques-
tion, "What about us?" Because

they can't vote, it seems we have
to. Moms and dads alike take note
that this year is not just about
democrats and republicans.
Our island is about family,
friends and community. Who
is going to build the sidewalks,
enclose the park, and provide
child-friendly services? Speak
up moms! Speak out!

How do you spell metacognition?

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by BJ Harris

The Rotary Club of St. John members distributed dictionaries to local elementary
school students last month, including Guy H. Benjamin second graders in Coral Bay.
Rotary Club member Bill Willigerod is pictured above left.



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St. John Police Report

St. John Police Department: 693-8880 or 911
Cellular 911: 776-9110
St. John Fire Service: 776-6333
Saturday, October 4 sault.
9:50 a.m. Auto accident in the area of Domino 2:10 p.m. Auto accident in the area of Grand
Gas Station, Coral Bay. Bay, Cruz Bay.
8:30 p.m. Auto accident in Pine Peace. 3:30 p.m. Destruction of Property reported at
Sunday, October 5 WMK, Inc., Chocolate Hole.
9:25 a.m. Resident of Pastory Condominiums. Wednesday, October 8
c/r a burglary. Attempted Burglary. 2 p.m. Austin F. Smith of Estate Carolina was
3:20 p.m. Woman c/r a burglary in Estate Grun- charged with DUI.
wald. Burglary. Thursday, October 9
Monday, October 6 2:45 p.m. Auto accident in the area of Maho
11:30 a.m. A man reported he was assaulted in Camps.
the parking lot of Wharfside Village. Simple As- 5 p.m. Auto accident in area of sewage plant.

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

Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

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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.

Wednesday, October 15
The Child and Adult Care Food Program Workshops for all cur-
rent and prospective non-profit and for-profit Child Care Sponsors
and Institutions for the STT/STJ district is scheduled for Wednes-
day, October 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Palms Court Harborview
Hotel on St. Thomas.
Wednesday, October 15
The Committee to Elect Craig Barshinger Senator At Large is
hosting a presidential debate watch party on Wednesday, October
15, from 8:30 to 11 p.m.at The Fish Trap Restaurant.
Thursday, October 16
The St. Thomas Historical Trust will conduct its Annual Mem-
bership Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday evening, October 16, at the
Windward Passage Holiday Inn's Caribbean Room "A."
Saturday, October 18
The KATS Basic Skills Program is a series of eight to 10 three-
hour sessions consisting of classroom instruction, shore side and
on-the-water activities. Interested children age 8 (by December
2008) or older should meet at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay on Satur-
day, October 18, at 9 a.m.
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.
Wednesday, October 22
The V.I. Port Authority Governing Board will conduct its
monthly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 22, at 12 a.m.
at the VIPA Administrative conference Room (third floor) on St.
Thursday, October 23
Take Back the Night starts with a vigil on Thursday, October 23
at 6 p.m. from Cruz Bay Tennis Court to the Frank Powell Park.
Saturday, October 25
The Rotary Club of St. John's annual awards dinner ceremony
will on October 25, at 6 p.m. at Ocean Grill Restaurant. Cost is $50
per person. Seating is limited to 100 persons and advance reserva-
tions required. For tickets, call Bill Willigerod at 776-0883.
Saturday, October 25
The St. John Community Crisis Center will recognize honor-
ees at their annual Purple Ribbon Award Ceremony on Saturday,
October 25 at Cinnamon Bay Pavilion. Cocktails, dinner, recogni-
tion of honorees and philosophical lectures on domestic violence
awareness will help to raise monies. Tickets are $40. To RSVP, call
Tonia 693-7233.
October 27-31
The public invite to participate in evangelistic services of the
Bethany and Emmaus Moravian Churches of St. John featuring
The Reverend Adrian Smith of the Antigua Conference of the
Moravian Church, October 27-31.
Tuesdasy, October 28
The St. John Community Foundation is hosting a senatorial pub-
lic forum on Tuesday evening, October 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the
Westin Resort and Villas and hopes all district politicians come
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 Is-
lands. Vote!

22 St. John Tradewinds, October 13-19, 2008

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

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

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Scenic Properties
Cruz Bay Apartments:
Two bedroom/two bath
w/d $2000.00
Two bedroom/two bath
w/d pool $2300.00
Coral Bay Houses:
Two bedroom/two bath/
washer $1800.00

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

2 BD /2 BA fully
furnished luxury apartments
with A/C on Gift Hill.
$3,000/mo + utilities.
Call 340-690-6049

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

(2) 3BR/2BA apartments
in Pine Peace area. A/C,
on-demand water heaters,
w/d semi furnished.
$2500 per month. Call
776-6455 for more details.

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

2006 JEEP
Yellow, hardtop, extended
length, 4x4, A/C, CD
player, hardly driven
with very low mileage.
$19,500.00 or OBO
(860) 912-3718


For Space Call

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

Office space to share,
third floor, The
Marketplace, great corner
office, lots of windows
BGM Engineers &
Surveyors. 776-6770

business on St. John
available. Turnkey
operation, fully equipped,
water views, good lease.
$350,000. Principals only.

Nick 771-3737


Brand New Office
& Retail Space
Excellent Location right
next to Westin! Ideal
spaces remaining for office,
retail, deli/coffee/cafe
Ample Parking, Generator,
Fall Occupancy
Call #732-489-3264 /

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

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

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
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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
/ C XIos !i 340-777-5350 fax
N www.towncountryusvi.com
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box191, St.John, VI00831

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 Street 0, 8 will be yours. Island
Christiansted, VI 00820 Outtandng dreams do come true!
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartin.com Outstnding Results.

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

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

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

Two contiguous R-2 parcels
overlooking Cruz Bay feature
rolling hills, knoll tops and
sunset views over St.
GRUNWALD Handyman's 5.11 Acres $4.5 Million
or 9.45 Acres $6.2 Million
Special! Live there while you or 9.45 Acres $6.2 Million
fix it up. Reduced to $185,000

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


"SeaWing"- is a uniquely designed masonry
home with fabulous views over Huricane
Hole, East End and the Britis Virgins and an
easy stroll lo Pebble Beach! This s a popular
shod term rental, fully air condioned and
convenient to Coral Bay. Seawing faces the
coming trade winds and is a choice location at
the end of a small estate of only 10 homesiles
- where and breath-taking sunrses are
guaranteed.PRICE REDUCED 899,000

"Coyaba" means heavenly in the Arawak
language and this newly constructed 3
bedroom home is just that. O a flat 1 ac lot,
this home offers water views of the Carbbean
Se and the bay below. The entire house and
pool are on one lWe no stairs! Enjoy Ihe
sounds of the surf together with breezy easterly
Irade winds from your pool deck. Deeded beach
rights o1 Hart Bay Beach and Chocolate Hole
Beach. Priced to sell $4.975,000

"Battery HII Condos" Two lovsly ground floor 2-bedroom units with spacious, paate sun decks
and delightful water views. Tastefuly furnished and completely air-conditioned, tiese units are
walking distance to town and Frank Bay Beach. Just steps away from bolh the spacious pool deck
amid ropial landcapig and the ample parking area. Excellent rentals. $5~,000 & 95,000
"Palm Terrace Condos"- 4 of the newest & most spacious conos on St. John. New c+osrnuction
finished in 2005. beautiful views, sun deck & pool area. walk to lwn and Beach. The 2 bedroom is
over 1700 sq. ft. and the three bedroom penthouse units are over 2100 sqft. All feature large
kitchens, granite counirtops, stainless appliances, large closels, washer and dryer and ample
store $975,000 to $1.399,000 4 BR unit can be purchased as 25% fractional ownership
"Upper Seagrape Hill" lot with nice views of Coral Harbor, the Moravian Church and Carolina
Valley. This lot has interesting rock formations, a downhill build and paved access. House plans by
Benjamin Richardson are ready for permitting and available at Islandia, A DEAL AT $99,000

26 St. John Tradewinds, October 13-19, 2008

John McCann & Assoc.


located in an exclusive gated best buniirss wt imprietsive 4 maLinaijird hurm ciloDr Lu ('ru.
community. Exceplionally fur- year history. Business boasts a Bay. Two unili, solid masonry,
ki.rhed 4RR. 4 .1BIA wilth l rt 2004, 26ft. Poweret. all equip- within walking distance to
pool area and cuntvcirnitly rmil. compressor and prcven lown I r uri i; 3hr ZhiA
located jusi suips Rway fTom a Wabslitie rha dr4T $ OeW Od W sp'ioptik rfoom *nD hijh
secluded while sandy Ibeaeh. loyal repeal clicts. You are in L-cilir Bs in cccllcrrt L-r3 odiliOr.
E[ave It all foTr S6,000,000. bnsinea for jut 5169,9001 2nd unil a 2br 2ba. 5599,000.
flONUS! rfl;LtC wellt LXQUISLTE 311k. S 1A -
mainlained home in Coral stalelv villa in a multniml-l
BDa with an EXTRA LOT. lion dollar neighborhood at
Kccp hLb eAtra In nr Sell P rIOt r rn rTnd ]rt.lc- with
cf to rTecOUp $soml th hilgbet qial ry
expemses.ONLY $425,0001 finishes Iuast 522,1999,99.
PANORAMIC WACCT vWcw% Ir' m i1 pnrlpkTr "hr_.h;h rculaL h0im lJrgi dUCk a prool S].60.(0.
TWO HOMES nPerirn c option. A 2br a On Lbri 3 Ia cnmiC- Hl4r Ygeuiiiw$. JI 5915.000.
PRICED TO SELLI Awesonm vacation hiom wi.lbr,2ba enasui, pool, huge views. 1.175.000.
Developer Units GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcLchhrrpl d-vcIl, W ]1t I:o This 2BR. 1.5BA unit is
Iow w from hesc t2)2btb 2a just one mile from Cruz
units starring al 5875,000. Bsy. AmatziLg s$inser water
And, (2) 3br 2ba uaOits vie., oversized veraanda
starling at tl.l00,000. and huge pool. 5549,000.
GRANDE BAY *Assignmen t of Contract" Penthouse unit slill available For JUST..... $875.000.
WHY RENT Sunset RLdge 2 new Ibr. Lba units w/ huge water views. 5279.000 & 5299.000.
SIRENUSA Luxury co do devel, is n4crly complete. 2. 3 & J4R ea!-il. & begin ii il,1O0,000.

achi in Privateer Bay. ]sm pnr cl in peaceful Fish
hfAl l5lfr Ef and.:carl Bay. The perfect building
bcachfclrtL. AdjacL-cl ]u IloCaui~on for your dream
maintain& its own deeded vacu ior villa wt cusy
beach pab ....... $999.000. beach cess. $925,000.
SPECIAL PRICEII Virlin Grand Esrntes rwo iMAzing 0.4 L :-Acre lots.I EAch for only $2751,000.
18 ACRES & z20 b-divided IPet above Rendevout wiith mft rnoda pAVed Cell us for Details.
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Motivated Owncie Carolina .25+/- ac Gceat views. S209,999.
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY expiredd plans & pvermils for I$ uiil condo proj..- 12,750,000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable north shore vicws........ $2.500000,
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 views. 51,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-ac.knoll lop w/pinoramic views execllcnt developmcni polential.1 .299.999.
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividsble 1.73+/- ac. lot with great water views.....5449,999.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island views GLosli and Sandy Cay lo Leduck........... $429000.
REDUCED oversized lot ]i Coral Bay near proposed marina proj]ct.............. JUST $310,~00.
WHAT A DEAL Choclctie Hole loI *wih tcrlie pI nus permits in p ----................... 5229,000,
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prealigions Chob Ie H ole. A STEAL AT IUST.......... 1 95,000.
EMMAUS A grEal lo .A a great price wih ra] Bay harbor viws .....Now just 5145,001.
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMost weccks hti*il. LOCATION. LOCATION Many options exist
able. Prices range from 511.500 to 5125,000.QfI r ihis Retail Shopping Center. S2,250,000.



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Dramatic cliffside setting, on cov-
eted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to
sunset views. three bedroom / two
bath stone and concrete home
with large wraparound veranda,
travertine floors, mahogany cabi-
netry, tile roof, large spa, full air
conditioning, large circular drive.

BAYVIEW is a very private villa bordering the National
Park, just minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry
design with two buildings connected by sunny pool, decks
and patio. Amazing 280 degree views overlooking Francis
Bay and Northshore, plus Coral Bay and BVI's. Excellent
vacation rental history. $1,695,000.
LUMINARIA a luxurious ridge top villa with stunning
panoramic views and the National Park as your neighbor.
3 spacious bedrooms (a/c), 3/2 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.
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 3 acre site adjacent to National Park. Enjoy
all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the
secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000.
WINDSONG- Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.

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

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SHoliday Homes of St. John

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

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

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.


(4 77, 33 fax wa iel (3* 77*-3 *3

REDUCED $100K! Bordering greenbelt, this tastfeully LOVE NEST Welcome to this sparkling, bright & airy,
crafted Fish Bay home features beautiful stone and brand new cottage overlooking Hurricane hole, Coral
hardwood accents, vaulted ceilings & large living/dining Bay, & BVI. A C/O has been obtained for this gem, and
area & 3rd bdroom on lower level along with a lower plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA w/pool on
level apt. Water views of Fish Bay. Private location, the 1/2 acre site. Move right in! Park your money here
$550,000. & watch it grow. $559,000
TEMPTRESS has been recently renovated, painted NEW! Beautiful sweeping Coral Bay and BVI views
and the pool has been resurfaced. Two bedroom suites with great tradewind breezes from this very large brand
are separated by two buildings a living area and an new three bedroom, four bath masonry home. Brick
impressive kitchen complete with granite countertops. All entrance patio, granite counter tops, Katherine Perry
rooms open onto spacious, private decks, affording original light fixtures, top of the line appliances, beverage
dramatic sunsets and sweeping views of the South center, energy efficient washer and dryer are just some
Shore, including Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole Bay of the high end finishes included. This would be a great
and Hart Bay. $1,650,000 short term rental home or family retreat. .57 acres
CORAL HAVEN has sweeping Hurricane Hole and $2,399,000
Coral Bay Harbor views with fabulous breezes from this ESTATE ROSE The largest private estate listed for
private location on Seagrape Hill. This is an excellent sale on St. John's South Shore. Double parcel knoll top
opportunity to live in the upper level apartment and site offers spectacular views. Completely refurbished
continue to rent the popular lower short term rental main house includes 3 bdrms, 41/2 baths, mahogany
apartment. The hard work is done for the 2 bedroom/2 library, office/media room, spacious great room,
bath main house with 21,000 gal. cistern and lower deck mahogany kitchen, spa, 12'x40' pool, plus a caretaker's
complete. $745,000 cottage. 2.2 Acres. $4,500,000

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