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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: October 20, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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October 20-26, 2008
@ Copyright 2008 ST. JOHN 75



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


Hurricane
Omar Skims
Past St. John
Category 3 storm
passes to the east,
A NEAR sparing the island
from major damage
Page 3
MISS Unpaved Roads
The foundation and in VINP Suffer
first floor of a partially-
constructed home below
Supreme Corner on
Centerline Road in Estate Page 4
Pastory, collapsed and Island Resorts
slid down the hillside onto
the driveway of a neigh- Deliver Hurricane
boring house Wednesday
afternoon, October 15, Guest Hospitality
as Hurricane Omar ap-
proached the island. Page 5
DPW officials are con- Public Schools
cerned about the condi-
tion of the roadbed above Close Weather
the site.
Storm Waters
Page 6
New 911 System
Won't Correct
St John Tradewinds News St. John Problems
Photo by MaLinda Nelson
Page 7
St. John Magazine
st. thomas Fall/Winter 2008
m a 9 a z in e Issue Is Coming! magazine







2 St. John Tradewinds, October 20-26, 2008


All was quiet at the Bethany Moravian Church, one of the island's two shelters, shortly
after the territory-wide curfew at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, October 15.




HURRICANE OMAR:


Smooth Sailing for Island Agencies


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite a few communications problems, the is-
land's emergency responders were well prepared for
Hurricane Omar, which passed just east of St. John as
a major Category 3 hurricane early Thursday morn-
ing, October 16.
Although it was unclear which Love City residents
were volunteering for the American Red Cross, op-
erations at the island's two shelters ran smoothly, ac-
cording to St. John Administrator Leona Smith.
"I was stationed at the V.I. Territorial Emergency
Management office in Susanaberg, but I visited both
of the shelters twice," said Smith. "We didn't know
who was in charge of Red Cross at the time. Two or
three people popped up, but we really need to have
that ironed out."
Two Shelters Accommodate 16 Residents
Six residents spent Wednesday night, October 15, at
the Emmaus Moravian Church shelter in Coral Bay,
which can accommodate 175 people. The shelter was
supervised by Smith's administrative assistant Helen
Francis and a V.I. Police Department officer was on
standby.
Dolores Powell supervised the Bethany Moravian
Church shelter, where 10 residents rode out the storm.
The Bethany Church can accommodate up to 60 peo-
ple. While both shelters provided comfortable cots
and blankets for residents, contacting Emmaus Mora-
vian Church proved a problem, Smith explained.
Communication Issues
"One thing that was lacking in Coral Bay was the
access to communications," said Smith. "They didn't
have a phone there so I lent them my personal cell
phone to use. In the future, we have to have a land
line out there."
Along with Smith, a representative of the V.I. Tour-
ism Department, a member of the V.I. National Guard,


"At first we had a small prob-
lem with people complying with
the curfew. People wanted to go
out in the morning and see what
things looked like. The police did
a very good job in terms of having
people turn around and comply
with the curfew."
Leona Smith
St. John Administrator


a VIPD officer and VITEMA officials spent the storm
at the St. John VITEMA office in Susanaberg.
Curfew Lifted at 11 a.m. Thursday
A curfew went into effect on St. John at 6 p.m.
on Wednesday evening, October 15. Residents were
originally asked to stay off the streets until 2 p.m. on
Thursday, October 16, but the curfew was lifted at 11
a.m. Most residents obeyed the directive, according
to Smith.
"At first we had a small problem with people com-
plying with the curfew," said the island administrator.
"People wanted to go out in the morning and see what
things looked like. The police did a very good job in
terms of having people turn around and comply with
the curfew."
No Crimes Reported
"We didn't have any robberies or any problems,"
said Smith. "As far as I understand there were no in-
juries directly related to the storm."
While Caneel Bay Resort officials evacuated most
of their guests to the Wyndam Sugar Bay Resort in
St. Thomas, guests at the Westin Resort and Villas
Continued on Page 20


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for Seniors October 23 at St. Ursula's
St. John Tradewinds
CareForce 2008 will be on St. John on Thursday, October 23,
at St. Ursula's multi-purpose center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors
will be able to get free flu and pneumonia shots plus free blood
pressure and blood sugar checks, and feet and vision exams. Call
712-2444 for more information.

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 Malacarne and Maurice Chabuz with community service
awards 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.

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
email coralbaycommunitycouncil@hotmail.com.

DPNR Permit Applications Now

Available On-Line
St. John Tradewinds
In the continuing effort to stream-line the permitting process,
the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that
the following permit applications and forms will now be available
for downloading at www.permits.dpnr.gov.vi: Building, Plumbing.
Electrical, Mechanical, Demolition, Flood, Inspection requests
and Final Occupancy.
Applicants may now visit the website, fill out the necessary
form(s), print, and submit to the Division of Building Permits. For
more information, call the Department at 774-3320.

Adult Education Courses Offered

at Julius E. Sprauve School
St. John Tradewinds
Adults interested in obtaining a high school diploma, basic edu-
cation curriculum, GED (General Education Diploma) prepara-
tion, courses in self-improvement, vocational classes or English
as a Second Language (ESL) classes are reminded the VI. De-
partment of Education provides several Adult Education Program
opportunities.
Free Adult Basic Education evening classes being offered at Ju-
lius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay, as are Pre-GED, Woodwork-
ing and Basic Education classes.
Classes are Monday and Wednesday from 6:15 to 9 p.m. Wood-
working classes are on Thursday.
STT/STJ District Adult Education Program Opportunities are
available for interested persons at four sites on St. Thomas. For
more information call 774-6277.








St. John Tradewinds, October 20-26, 2008 3


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by MaLinda Nelson and Tom Oat


DPW officials were busy clearing the island's roads of rocks and trees after Hurricane
Omar passed east of the territory.




HURRICANE OMAR:


Public Works Clears Roads After Omar Skims East of St. John


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While residents across St. John
breathed a sigh of relief Thursday
morning, October 16, as Hurricane
Omar passed east of the island,
Department of Public Works offi-
cials were busy clearing roadways
of rock slides and felled trees.
"The small crew that we had
did wonders," said DPW St. John
Deputy Director Ira Wade. "Ev-
eryone worked really hard and
the roads were mostly cleared by
morning."
DPW officials responded to
landslide areas from Bordeaux
Road to Fish Bay, explained
Wade.
Landslides in Bordeaux
"We removed about 32 cubic
yards of landslide material that
had piled up on Bordeaux Road
in the southeastern section," said
Wade. "That area is an unpaved
section just above Pitcher Point. It
was graded and filled the best we
could under the conditions."
"We had three minor landslides
on Fish Bay Road," Wade contin-
ued. "One contained a large rock
that has been pushed to the side
of the road and we'll get back out
there and try to it pick up."
Felled trees posed the biggest


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by MaLinda Nelson


This partially constructed home located near Supreme
Corner slid down the hill during the heavy rains as Hurri-
cane Omar approached the island.


problems in the Gift Hill area,
Wade added.
Trees Down in Gift Hill Area
"On Gift Hill Road, in the vi-
cinity of Estate Sans Souci, we
had two large trees that fell down
across the road," he said. "They
were cut and removed on Thurs-
day."
Debris from the sea piled up
along Pond Mouth Road, which
DPW officials cleared Thursday
afternoon. Guinea Gut was also


cleared of debris to allow water
to flow through the inlets, Wade
explained.
There were numerous minor
landslides along Centerline Road
and more damage is expected, the
DPW deputy director added.
"Just below Upper Carolina on
Centerline Road we had a land-
slide and also a tree slide that
blocked off one lane of traffic,"
Wade said. "In the vicinity of Es-
tate Pastory, just above the mini


golf course, we had multiple ar-
eas of asphalt erosion covering a
distance of a quarter-mile and five
drains that had to be cleared."
Watch for More Rocks
on Centerline
"We are advising the public that
those people who are traveling
anywhere along Centerline Road
for the next three or four days,
the area is subject to landslides as
water percolates through the earth
and can still take down trees and
large rocks," said Wade.
While many passing motorists
have been stopping to view the
damage to a house under con-
struction near Supreme Comer,
which slid down the hill during
heavy rains before Hurricane
Omar passed the territory, the area
is unsafe, Wade explained.
Collapsed House
Near Supreme Corner
"A house collapsed in that area,"
he said. "The house didn't strike
any other homes or vehicles, but
it is an unsafe area. It's totally un-
stable right now and people need
to be really careful."
After the house collapsed, a
piece of equipment impacted the
roadbed, Wade added.
"The house fell and we also had
a small breach in the retaining


wall for the road there at Supreme
Comer," said Wade. "A piece of
equipment hit it and that is going
to have to be repaired."
DPW officials are monitoring
their telephone lines at all hours.
Residents should report any land-
slide or road damage to DPW by
calling 776-6346.




INDEX

Business Directory .............24
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ................... 23
Community Calendar .........21
Crossword Puzzler .............22
Ferry Schedules .................20
Horoscope ........................ 21
Letters ...........................16-17
P olice Log ......................... 21
Real Estate ...................25-27



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HURRICANE OMAR:


Major Damage to Unpaved VINP Roads


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
In the immediate aftermath
of Hurricane Omar, a plume of
brown runoff water drifted in VI.
National Park waters from Cinna-
mon Bay towards Johnson's Reef
a half mile off the north shore of
St. John vivid proof of the most
serious damage caused to the park
in its brush with the late-season
storm.
While VINP officials bemoaned
the environmental damage the
runoff water causes to the under-
water environment, the economic
damage to the park's infrastructure
presented its own challenges.
"Our major damage was to our
gravel roads on steep slopes,"
V.I.N.P. Supterintendent Mark
Hardgrove reported to Tradewinds.
"We likely lost over 1,000 tons of
gravel off our unpaved roads, mak-
ing this a costly repair."
"The VINP will be submitting a
storm damage assessment through
our Regional Office hoping for as-
sistance with emergency funding
for our road repairs," Hardgrove
added. "We are also bringing over
a four-person team from San Juan
NPS in Puerto Rico to help with
the storm damage cleanup."
VINP Closed at Curfew
Virgin Islands National Park of-
ficials reported no significant inci-
dents related to Hurricane Omar.
The park closed Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Cinnamon Bay Camground also
closed at the same time and the
Concessionaire reported they had
six units occupied at the time.
"All staff are have been ac-
counted for and no serious damage
to their NPS residences or NPS
staff private homes," Hardgrove
added. "The St. John staff worked
up until dark on Tuesday and until
4 p.m. on Wednesday doing our fi-
nal preparations, especially when
we were advised that the storm
could potentially develop into a
Cat (Category) III. "
A check by Tradewinds staff
shortly before curfew took effect
found there was very little traffic
on North Shore Road Wednes-
day afternoon, October 15, as the
storm approached and Thursday
morning, October 16, found the
park wind-blown.
Before the hurricane passed east
of the island, the roadside water-
fall at Cinnamon Bay was running
strongly. It became a towering,
multi-level waterfall as the hurri-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by MaLinda Nelson


Islander Oliver Oat poses at the Cinnamon Bay gut wa-
terfall at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15.


cane brought at times intense rain
to different areas of the park.
Boating Community Sheltered
Dozens of boats were on hurri-
cane chain moorings in the Borck,
Princess and Water Creek areas of
Hurricane Hole.
While park officials opened
Hurricane Hole for storm anchor-
age, the public moorings along the
North Shore were empty through-
out the park.
"Our law enforcement patrols
continued through Tuesday at 5
p.m. and we advised all of the boat-
ers we could find about the storm
and we inventoried all unoccupied
vessels," Hardgrove said. "There
were no losses of boats that we are
aware of at this point."
Work Crews Tackle Debris
Work crews spread out through
the VINP on Thursday morning
clearing trees and branches from
roads and parking areas before the
territory-wide curfew was lifted
Thursday afternoon.
"Thursday morning, we met


after the storm passed to locate
all staff, start our damage assess-
ments, remove the hurricance
shutters, return facilities to WAPA
power and bring our equipment
back into regular operations,"
Hardgrove continued.
"Three crews went out North
Shore Thursday morning at 6 a.m.
removing five large trees across
the park roads, also removing
large boulders found on North
Shore Road that were dislodged
during the storm," he added.
Beach Water Quality
"We took our beach water qual-
ity samples this morning and we
should get back the results tomor-
row morning," Hardgrove reported
Friday, October 17. "Trunk Bay is
open today but we are not charg-
ing a fee, until we certify the water
quality. All operations will return
to normal by Saturday.
"USCG San Juan Helicopter
flew all our islands Thursday and
reported an all clear also," Hard-
grove concluded.







St. John Tradewinds, October 20-26, 2008 5


HURRICANE OMAR:


Storm Delivers Unexpected


Twist to Love City Vacationers


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
As many Love City visitors an-
ticipated their first hurricane last
week they were likely reassured
by the care and emergency plan-
ning of the island's hospitality
community.
Resort, hotel, villa and camp
ground staff worked in unison to
make sure worried guests contin-
ued to enjoy their stay to the full-
est extent possible, while putting
safety first.
With about 500 tourists on St.
John when the hurricane watch
was announced, this was certain-
ly no small task. Nikolay Hotze,
Managing Director of Caneel
Bay Resort, and Cinnamon Bay
Campground said he relocated
between 40 to 50 guests from both
locations to the Wyndham Sugar
Bay Resort on St. Thomas Tues-
day night, October 14.
"The last guests at Caneel Bay
checked out at 11 a.m. Wednesday
morning," said Hotze.
Carefree Getaways Owner Cin-
dy Ward was pleased about how
her company fared during the bad
weather.
"All our guests were totally tak-
en care of," remarked Ward.
VIVA Villas General Man-
ager Karin Schlesinger was also
pleased with how things went for
their villa guests.
"A number of guests were stay-
ing with us," said Schlesinger.
"We made sure their questions
and concerns were addressed with


The lobby at the Westin Resort and Villas was wet and abandoned at 12 a.m. on


Thursday morning, October 16

safety being our number one pri-
ority, and that they could resume
the scheduled vacation plans as
quickly as possible."
The Inn at Tamarind Court was
able to accommodate guests from
both Maho Bay and Cinnamon
Bay campgrounds.
Caribbean Villas relocated their
guests to Gallows Bay Resort and
the Battery Hill area.
"We had a total of eight villas
occupied, and only one villa re-
mained occupied," said Caribbean
Villas manager Christine Barbich.


"That couple signed a waiver,
taking responsibility for their de-
cision. They were from a part of
the country where they do a lot of
hiking in the mountains, and other
outdoor activities."
"The hurricane threat was just
something they took in stride,"
Barbich said.
As of Friday afternoon, Octo-
ber 17, the undaunted guests still
did not have electricity restored
to their villa, but remained quite
happy with their accommoda-
tions.


Gallows Point Resort had a 100
percent occupancy rate Wednes-
day night, October 15, according
to General Manager Akhil Desh-
wal.
"We have a 75-hour plan to pre-
pare for tropical storms and hur-
ricanes," said Deshwal. "In this
case, we had much less notice, so
we had to move quickly."
Members of the V.I. Police De-
partment and other St. Thomas
commuters took refuge at Gal-
lows Point Resort when the ferry
service stopped running.


Gallows Point Resort's resident
manager mentioned a couple who
were determined to snorkel "no
matter what." The Midwest cou-
ple, although familiar with torna-
dos, were not the least bit worried
about the possible hurricane, and
proceeded to don their snorkel
gear Wednesday afternoon as
Hurricane Omar approached.
The couple was greatly disap-
pointed to learn they could not
snorkel in Trunk Bay, then quick-
ly made the best of it by snorkel-
ing right off the beach in front of
Gallows Point Resort, despite the
murky waters.
Westin Resort and Villas Gen-
eral Manager David Yamada re-
ported that the resort helped all its
guests bunker down on the prop-
erty for the duration of the hurri-
cane watch.
"We had to limit some activi-
ties before and after the hurricane
watch, but guests were understand-
ing," said Yamada. "Two guests
actually came and sought me out
to express their appreciation for
how things were managed."
In the end, while it seemed that
Love City visitors definitely got
more than they bargained for dur-
ing their vacation experience last
week, most were simply relieved
that the hurricane made a last
minute turn, sparing the island its
wrath.
One thing is for sure, they will
have an interesting story to tell
about their trip to St. John when
they return home.


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HURRICANE OMAR:

Animals at ACC Weather Storm

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
"What storm?" asked St. John Animal Care Center shelter man-
ager Connie Joseph on Friday morning, October 17.
The island's homeless animals who rode out Hurricane Omar
at the agency's Estate Enighed shelter were just fine, Joseph ex-
plained.
"Everything is just perfect," she said. "Everybody was fine. I
don't even think we lost a leaf off a tree over here."
"I thought we might get some flooding downstairs, but we
didn't," Joseph said.
ACC staff and volunteers cleaned, fed and walked all of their
charges on Wednesday evening, October 15, before the 6 p.m. cur-
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HURRICANE OMAR:

Island Schools Avoid Serious Damage from Omar


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
Island public schools suffered
only minor damage from the
heavy rains of Hurricane Omar,
which turned a scheduled three-
day school week into a week-long
vacation for students.
Schools had been closed Mon-
day, October 13, for Columbus
Day and were scheduled to be
closed on Friday, October 17, for
an annual teacher workshop. Gov.
John deJongh cancelled school on
Tuesday to allow for hurricane
preparations by staff.
"The teachers came in on Tues-
day and wrapped up all the electri-
cal equipment in plastic in case we


were flooded," Brenda Dalmida,
Julius E. Sprauve School (JESS)
assistant principal said. "Thanks
be to God we weren't."
With the island saturated by
recent heavy rains, the Guy H.
Benjamin School in Coral Bay
was inundated by runoff as the
hurricane approached Wednesday
afternoon.
The flooding threatened to flow
into the school's covered cafete-
ria area and sand bags protected
the classrooms near the road. The
grounds adjacent to the road were
severely flooded as the storm wa-
ter flowed around the kindergar-
ten and art building, according to
GBS Principal Dionne Wells.


At JESS, stormwater runoff did
only minor damage to the road
construction around the Cruz Bay
campus.
"We are set to go," Dalmida
said Friday afternoon, October
17. "We didn't have any leaks."
Staff had sand-bagged the
Claris Thomas Annex and the
main building at JESS in prepa-
ration for flooding, but the school
suffered little water damage,
Dalmida added.
Education Department work-
ers were on campus on Friday
mending storm-damaged fences,
Dalmida said.
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day, October 20.


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No St. John System Planned


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While government officials have been touting their
plans to establish new 911 systems in the territory,
those plans do not include creating a separate system
for St. John.
When St. John residents call 911, the call is routed
to St. Thomas, and an operator must then relay the
call to the proper St. John agency. Calls to 911 from
St. John can evenbe routed to St. Croix at times, if the
St. Thomas lines are busy or experiencing problems.
The system often creates confusion, as residents in
the middle of emergencies sometimes don't remem-
ber to specify on which island the 911 call is being
made.
Reporting Crime on St. John to St. Thomas
The issue came up during the VI. Superior Court
trial of the three men who were charged with the June
2007 killing of 21-year-old James Cockayne. In the
minutes after Cockayne was stabbed in front of the
Fashion Palace in Cruz Bay, a resident walking by
called 911. While the frantic call was played in court,
the jury was reminded that 911 calls on St. John are
routed to St. Thomas.
The call was made sometime after midnight, but
due to internal 911 problems, the time on the com-
puter recorded during the call can be anywhere from
minutes to hours off, explained a VI. Police Depart-
ment official.
No Answer at Leander Jurgen Command
Aresidentwho lived nearby, who heard the commo-
tion in front of the Fashion Palace before the stabbing,
tried calling the VIPD's Leander Jurgen Command in
Cruz Bay. That resident testified to calling the Cruz
Bay station and letting the phone ring between eight
and 10 times before hanging up and trying again. No
one answered that call or the next two attempts to call
the station, the St. John resident testified.
Cockayne bled to death before he was transported
to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center.
Governor John deJongh is committed to overhaul-
ing the territory's outdated 911 system, according to a
prepared statement, which makes no mention of a St.
John system.
Long-term Commitment
To Protect Residents
"Our administration is working to overhaul its
outmoded emergency 911 communications system to
provide enhanced safety and security for all residents
and visitors to the territory," deJongh said in the state-
ment issued by Government House. "This project rep-
resents this administration's long-term commitment


"The systems will feature com-
puter assisted dispatch technol-
ogy that will promptly provide 911
operators with relevant questions
to ask individuals reporting a
broad range of emergencies in-
cluding fires, medical crises and
crimes."
According to a prepared statement
from Government House


that will help to protect our residents and visitors
from crime as well as natural or man-made disasters
and provide a level of safety and security necessary
to foster robust economic growth by attracting more
businesses and visitors."
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IBM was selected to update the territory's emer-
gency call system, according to the government's pre-
pared statement.
"IBM will provide technical design and installa-
tion, project management, and consulting and testing
services for the systems, to be located at Charlotte
Amalie, St. Thomas, and Kings Hill, St. Croix," ac-
cording to the statement. "In addition, IBM will pro-
vide training to 911 operators, first responders, IT
support personnel and agency leadership. Topics will
range from the basics of using the system to improved
practices for emergency response."
Prompting Questions to Operators
"The systems will feature computer assisted dis-
patch technology that will promptly provide 911
operators with relevant questions to ask individuals
reporting a broad range of emergencies including
fires, medical crises and crimes," according to the
prepared statement
IBM officials are excited to partner with the VI.
government, according to the press release.
"An efficient and sophisticated 911 system is one
of the key building blocks of modem society," IBM
Partner Jeffrey Smith, was quoted in the statement.
"The government of the U.S. Virgin Islands under-
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Lori Walden


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Columbus Day Regatta.



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Columbus Day Regatta

By Lori Walden
St. John Tradewinds Race Results
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did not stop the sailors of all ages from having an 420
exciting weekend of sailing in the St. Thomas Yacht 1. Tyler Rice/Billy Gibbons St. Thomas/St.
Club Columbus Day Regatta. Croix
The regatta, hosted the weekend prior to the holi- 2. Wilniam Bailey/ke Dais St Thomas
day on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, was
filled with both high emotions and high adventure. Laser Standard
Children and adults from St. John, St. Thomas, St. 1. Mark Vanden Driessche St. Thomas
Croix and Tortola showed off their talents on Opti- 2. Robbie Hirst Tortola
mists, Lasers of all rigs and 420s. 3. Tom Kozyn St. Thomas
Bill Canfield, STYC Commodore, was on hand to Laser Radial
start each race along with his contingent of volun- 1. Emma Paul Tortola
teers who tallied the results and made sure everyone 2. Cindy Hackstaff St. Thomas
was safe and sound. 3. Joyce McKenzie St. Thomas
While lightning forced the fleets to retreat to the
Laser 4.7
club house a few times on Saturday, racing proved Karen Rice St. Thomas
Karen Rice St. Thomas
to be excellent that day overall. Sunday's racing was
cut short due to an incoming squall which overturned Optimist Overall
vessels and broke some rigging. 1. Addison Hackstaff St. Thomas
It was pandemonium at the close of the race day, 2. Jason Putney Tortola
but no one seemed too upset. In fact, sailors were 3. Nicholas Gartner St. Thomas
sporting some pretty big smiles back at the club
Optimist Red (age 13 15)
house. 1. Kyle Brego St. John
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hole Morrisette, Max Nickbarg, Augustina Barbuto 32 Mollee Donovan Tortola
and Alex Coyle.
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absent since the program is still on its summer break 1. Jason Putney Tortola
but the volunteer sailing program will resume in the 2. Owen McNeil St. Thomas
next few weeks. 3. Colin Brego St. John
The overall winner of the Columbus Day Regatta Optimist Green
in the Optimist fleet was 13-year-old Addison Hack- 1. Ryan Wooldrige Tortola
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Pan Dragons Ramp Up Fundraising Efforts for New Instruments


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
As the Love City Pan Dragons
celebrate their tenth year in exis-
tence, the group is hoping to final-
ly replace its instruments, some of
which are as old as the band itself.
The Pan Dragons will host three
fundraisers in the coming months
with the goal of raising enough
money to finish replacing their
pans. Several pans are cracked and
can no longer be tuned. The group
also hopes to have enough instru-
ments so each of its 39 members
can practice on a pan.
Several pans have already been
replaced over the past two years
at a cost of $28,000, according to
the Pan Dragons' treasurer, Lottie
O'Neal.
"The band is growing, and we
need additional pans so everybody
can have their own pan to practice
on," said O'Neal. "Our main ob-
jective is to replace the pans that
have not yet been replaced."
Currently, up to four kids share
one instrument during practice
sessions, O'Neal added.
"We're hoping to get enough for
everybody to have their own," she
said.
In addition to entertaining the
crowd at numerous local events
throughout the year, the Pan Drag-
ons provides a positive outlet for
Love City's youth. O'Neal's own


St. John Tradewinds News Photo File


The Love City Pan Dragons perform during the 2008 St. John July Fourth Parade in
Cruz Bay.


11-year-old daughter has benefited
from being a member of the group,
she explained.
"It keeps the kids off the street,"
said O'Neal. "A lot of kids are mu-
sically inclined and this is one way


to keep them interested in music.
My daughter was very shy before
she joined, but she's not shy any-
more."
The Pan Dragons will kick off
its fundraising efforts on Octo-


ber 31 with a fish fry in the Frank
Powell Park, where the group will
show off their talents with a live
performance.
The group will then host its an-
nual pre-Thanksgiving dinner on


"The band is
growing, and we need
additional pans so
everybody can have
their own pan to
practice on. Our main
objective is to replace
the pans that have not
yet been replaced."

Lottie O'Neal,
treasurer
Love City Pan Dragons



November 22, where traffic will be
shut down in front of the Cruz Bay
ferry dock and patrons will enjoy a
candlelit, buffet-style dinner in the
street and music by the Pan Drag-
ons. Finally, on December 13, the
Pan Dragons will perform their
second annual holiday concert at
the Westin Resort.
Anyone interested in helping
the Pan Dragons reaching its goal
of having enough instruments for
each child is welcome to attend
the group's upcoming fundraisers,
or to send a check, made out to the
Love City Pan Dragons, to P.O.
Box 1537, St. John, VI 00831.
For more information on the
group, visit www.pandragons.org.


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Skeleton Athlete Alexa Putnam Prepares for Third World Cup


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John skeleton sensation Alexa Put-
nam is still in Germany, where she spent her
entire spring and summer training with the
country's national team as she prepares for
her third World Cup and a hopefully a berth
in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.
"Alexa worked with a budget that is con-
servative but adequate, training all spring
and summer with the German national
team in preparation for her third World Cup
skeleton tour and qualification for the 2010
Winter Games," said Putnam's coach, Steve
Morgenthaler.
St. John residents have supported the local
athlete throughout her career and Putnam is
gaining popularity in her adopted home of
Germany as well, Morgenthaler explained.
"Many Virgin Islanders have been con-
sistent supporters of Alexa's remarkable
effort," he said. "Not surprisingly, Alexa's
personality has attracted nearly equal sup-
port from the Germans. In Alpine countries
world-wide she brings her tropical beauty
and extreme-sport courage to a more suc-
cessful version of Jamaica's bobsled story."
Skeleton racing, which sends athletes
head-first down a bobsled track, is televised
live in Germany, where fans watched their
national team win five of the six gold med-
als at last year's World Championships in
bobsled and skeleton racing, Morgenthaler
added.
Training with the German team is a won-
derful opportunity for Putnam, who has been
steadily improving, the coach explained.
"Alexa's in good company," Morgentha-


"Many Virgin Islanders
have been consistent sup-
-- porters of Alexa's remark-
able effort. Not surprisingly,
Alexa's personality has at-
tracted nearly equal support
from the Germans. In Alpine
C countries world-wide she
brings her tropical beauty
and extreme-sport courage
to a more successful ver-
sion of Jamaica's bobsled
story."

Steve Morgenthaler,
Alexa Putnam's Coach


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Steve Morgenthaler


On a very tight budget, the Islands' winter Olympic hopeful, Alexa Put-
nam, shops at the local Bavarian market.


ler said. "Her roommate, Anja Huber, is the
current world champion."
While Putnam's rise in the skeleton ranks
has been impressive for a Virgin Islander,
her performance is remarkable even within
traditional winter sports countries.
At the 2006 Winter Olympic Games
in Torino, Italy, only 11 of the top-ranked
countries were represented in skeleton rac-


ing, Morgenthaler explained.
"Last March Putnam finished the season
ranking the Virgin Islands llth ahead of
the usual powers of Austria, Norway, Fin-
land, Latvia and Italy," said the skeleton
coach.
Although Putnam is ploughing ahead of
the skeleton field, her Olympic dreams are
far from certain, especially as Alpine coun-


tries try to save face, explained Morgentha-
ler.
"The Olympic year qualification for the
games will be determined only by world-
ranking and Alexa's in very tough compe-
tition," Morgenthaler said. "The traditional
Alpine powers may be slightly embarrassed
by our island girl's storied efforts and will
push their athletes hard to catch her."
The 2008-09 World Cup Tour opens in
Winterberg, Germany, at the end of Novem-
ber and concludes with the World Cham-
pionships in Lake Placid in late February,
2009.


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St. John Tradewinds
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During the second set of the
finals Oldfield had one of his rac-
quets break and then the strings
on his other three racquets broke.
In the course of that he lost the
second set and had to play a third
set to win. Luckily he was able to
borrow a racquet to finish, but this
made for quite a bit of extra ten-


Photo Courtesy of Patrick Alle


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Patrick Alle, Caneel Bay Resort's tennis director.


sion in the match.
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St. John Tradewinds
After a flyover of St. Croix
Thursday afternoon, October 16,
with FEMA Federal Coordinat-
ing Officer Mary Ann Jackson
and other officials to view damage
caused by Hurricane Omar, Gov.
John deJongh, received a briefing
from members of his cabinet on
the status of damage assessment
and the response and recovery of
the government in the aftermath of
Hurricane Omar.
The briefing led to decisions
about a curfew on St. Croix; the
resumption of government and
the status of public schools in the
territory. DeJongh returned to St.
Thomas Thursday morning after
sitting out the storm on St. Croix.
He arrived on St. Croix early
Wednesday and met with emer-
gency service coordinators and
VITEMA and had several confer-
ence calls with federal officials to
secure assistance for the territo-
ry's response to Hurricane Omar.
Throughout Wednesday night,
he was briefed by Lt. Governor
Gregory Francis, Adjutant Gen-
eral Renaldo Rivera and VITEMA
State Director Mark A. Walters on
the impact and track of Hurricane
Omar.
"The more significant damage
was experienced on St. Croix and
that is where the focus will be over
the next few days as we document
and assess the damage and coordi-
nate and execute the response and
recovery," deJongh said Thursday
evening.
Road damage, unearthed trees,
fallen power lines and poles are
among the damage on St. Croix.
"The St. Croix marine industry
has also suffered a significant loss
based on the preliminary assess-
ments," said deJongh.
With the restoration of electric-
ity to St. Croix being hampered by
WAPA's ability to generate power
at the Richmond plant, deJongh
said that in the interest of safety
for residents of St. Croix, he would
implement a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. cur-
few on the island.
"I have asked police officials to
cooperate with the business com-
munity whose workers are on shift
and must traverse to and from
work during the curfew period,"
said the governor. "Any employee
who must be on the road during
the curfew is asked to have on
their possession, a company issued


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Tom Oat


Guinea Gut near the Westin Resort and Villas was
flowing from the heavy rains.


identification card which serves as
a curfew pass."
Public Works officials were
working feverishly to clear the
major roadways on St. Croix to
allow WAPA line crews access to
coordinate the repair of downed
lines and poles. At the end of the
day Thursday, the restoration effort
was tied to WAPA's ability to gen-
erate electricity. Technical crews
were expected to work through the
night to troubleshoot the problems
with the gas turbines and genera-
tors at the WAPA St. Croix plant in
Estate Richmond.
FEMA dispatched additional
personnel to St. Croix to aid local
government officials in document-
ing damage on the island.
"An initial assessment from the
Department of Education has re-
vealed that schools on St. Thomas
and St. John are in fairly good
shape but on St. Croix, school
campuses are affected by debris
spread across some campuses,
leaks, downed poles on campuses
and some access roads remaining
impassible," Education Commis-
sioner La Verne Terry said Thurs-
day.
"Governor deJongh has ap-
proved my recommendation that
public schools on St. Croix remain
closed on Friday," she added.


In the St. Thomas/St. John dis-
trict, public schools were previ-
ously scheduled to be closed on
Friday to allow teachers, parapro-
fessionals and support staff to at-
tend the annual AFT Mini-Quest.
Government operations re-
sumed Friday with all employees
in the St. Thomas/St. John district
expected to be on the job at the
usual reporting times. On St. Croix,
only essential government workers
reported Friday. Non-essential em-
ployees were not required to report
to work on Friday.
A price freeze instituted across
the territory ahead of Hurricane
Omar was lifted Thursday in the
St. Thomas/St. John district, ac-
cording to Department of Licens-
ing and Consumer Affairs Com-
missioner Kenrick Robertson.
DeJongh thanked the many gov-
ernment employees who worked
tirelessly the last several days in
finalizing the government's prepa-
ration for Hurricane Omar.
"Now that we have been spared
the wrath of this dangerous storm,
we should pause for a moment to
give thanks," deJongh said.
In the wake of Hurricane Omar,
the focus of the government was
on the recovery effort necessary,
especially on St. Croix, the gover-
nor explained.


HURRICANE OMAR:


VI. Government Resumes Operations


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.

Abandoned Property Listing Published
St. John Tradewinds
The office of V.I. Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis has
published the Abandoned Property listing pursuant to the Virgin
Islands Code.
The list details the names and last known addresses of individ-
uals having accounts at banks and other financial services insti-
tutions that have been reported as unclaimed. The Office of the
Lieutenant Governor serves as the custodian of these unclaimed or
abandoned properties.
In accordance with the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, the
listing of abandoned properties has been published in local news-
papers. It may also be viewed at www.ltg.gov.vi.
Persons who are recorded as having unclaimed properties are
asked to call the Division of Banking at Insurance at 774-7166.

Special Education Offering Training
St. John Tradewinds
All former students, ages 16 to 21, who attended public or pri-
vate schools and were recipients of special education services
through the Virgin Islands Department of Education, and who may
have exited schools in any manner other than graduation, are urged
to contact the State Office of Special Education at 719-7682 exten-
sion 31 for information about post-school programs leading to job
training or post-secondary education.

VIRC&D Seeks Volunteers for St. Croix

Nature Trail Expansion Project
St. John Tradewinds
Thanks to the help of Virgin Islands Resource Conservation and
Development Council, Inc. members and volunteers, TNC's Rich-
ard Gideon, HOVENSA, A9 trucking and the St. Croix Hiking As-
sociation members, the first bridge across the gut for the Estate
Adventure Nature Trail Expansion was built on August 24.
VIRCD is now seeking volunteers to help build a second wooden
bridge, cut bush and clear trail to complete the new Estate Adven-
ture Nature Trail loop expansion. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8
a.m. on Sunday, October 26, at the Trail Kiosk across Queen Mary
Highway from the V.I. Ag Fair Grounds in Estate Lower Love.
All students, teachers, hikers, birders, ecologists, researchers
and nature lovers who want to help expand & improve the Estate
Adventure Nature Trail are encouraged to participate. Please bring
gloves (clippers, loppers or a screw driver if you have one) and
wear clothing suitable for working in the bush! Water, snacks and
tools will be provided. Contact Olasee Davis at 692-4053 or the
VIRCD Office at 692-9632, ext. 5.

VIPA Board Meeting on October 22
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Port Authority Governing Board will conduct its
monthly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 22, at 12 p.m.
at the VIPA Administrative conference Room on St. Thomas.







14 St. John Tradewinds, October 20-26, 2008



Virgin Islands Artists Working To Fight Suffering in Haiti


St. John Tradewinds
Overwhelmed by the harrowing images of
suffering in Haiti, a group of Virgin Islands
artists will present Artists Unite for Haiti,
a major benefit art show to raise funds for
Haiti relief on November 14.
Phyllis Biddle, Art Department Chair at
Good Hope School conceived the idea of
the art sale as a way to raise funds to provide
food and medicine to Haiti's peasant farm-
ers in the aftermath of four devastating hur-
ricanes, and the doubling of prices of basic
food commodities.
"We've all been so deeply moved by the
images of terror and misery being experi-
enced by our neighbors in Haiti," Biddle
said at a recent meeting of artists organiz-
ing the event. "Rather than just stand by in
sadness, we VI artists are joining together to


create a show unlike anything ever done on
our islands."
The show will feature a Who's Who of
Virgin Islands artists, according to Biddle.
To accommodate so many diverse works,
it will be held at the VI.'s largest art exhibit
space, Walsh Metal Works Gallery, in the
center of the big island. Gallery co-directors
Barbara Walsh and her sculptor husband Mi-
chael are donating their space to the effort.
"We're so proud to help," Barbara Walsh
said. "We Virgin Islanders enjoy the highest
standard of living in the Caribbean; we have
to help those at the bottom of the ladder."
The show will benefit Haiti Community
Support Inc. (HCS) a hugely successful lo-
cal non-profit that has been building schools,
feeding children and delivering emergency
medical care in Haiti's most remote moun-


"It looks like it will be the
largest and most diverse
showcase of VI art assem-
bled in one show."
Mandy Thody, sculptor


tain region.
"Support from artists has been tremen-
dous, we are hopeful that we can raise
enough money to double our hot lunch pro-
gram to 60,000 meals to hungry children in
the next year and to deliver more life-saving
medicine," said HCS Director Mathilde Au-
relien-Wilson.
Just back from Haiti, HCS members saw


villagers hand-mix and pour a 4,000 sq ft
roof for a new school just as the outer bands
of Hurricane Faye arrived.
"What people need to know is that Haiti is
on the brink of all-out famine," Wilson said.
"Right now aid is streaming into the flooded
port towns, but no food aid is even planned
for the rural areas where much of the fall
crops have been destroyed. Rural peasants
depend on their gardens, they have no mon-
ey to buy food."
"It looks like it will be the largest and
most diverse showcase of VI art assembled
in one show," according to St. John sculp-
tor Mandy Thody. "Artists from St. Thom-
as, St. John, St. Croix and even Tortola are
donating their best art, with 100 percent of
proceeds going to Haiti. We already have
pledges from many top artists."


4th Annual St. John

Christmas Music Festival

Sand Children's Parade


Adopt the Future!



Adopt An Artist

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St. John Tradewinds
Steve Simon will present the 4th
Annual St. John Christmas Music
Festival and Children's Parade on
Saturday, December 6. A glorious
night of free concerts under the
stars in the heart of Cruz Bay at
Winston Wells Ball Field will fol-
low immediately after the parade.
This renowned annual holiday
family event is sponsored by the
angels at Merchants Commercial
Bank, The Lumberyard Complex,
FirstBank, American Paradise
Real Estate, Holiday Homes of St.
John, Tropical Properties, Chelsea
Drug Store, Carlson Construction,
Catered To, The Westin Resort St.
John, Theodore Tunick & Com-
pany, Donald Sussman and Steve
and Helen Simon.
Food and beverage service will
be available all evening so bring a
chair or bring a blanket but please
be cool no coolers.
The St. John Children's Christ-
mas Parade is set for Saturday,
December 6, at 6 p.m. Celebrating
it's 4th anniversary. The St. John
Children's Christmas Parade has
become a tradition with many of
the island's groups participating.
Starting in front of Mongoose
Junction, Santa will lead the
torch-lit parade through Cruz Bay,
around by the ferry dock and then
up to Winston Wells Ball Field.
Live Christmas music will fill
the air with the island's youth
steelband, Love City Pan Dragons,
and plenty of Reggae sounds. The


parade route is filled with Christ-
mas spirit as locals and visitors
line both sides of the street.
Upon reaching Winston Wells
Ball Field, Santa will be giving
every child in attendance a free
Christmas gift so plan on coming
early and staying late to enjoy a
fabulous free Jazz, Blues and Gos-
pel concert.
St. John Christmas Music Fes-
tival kicks off on Saturday, De-
cember 6, at 7:30 p.m., starring
13-year-old Jazz piano prodigy
Matt Wigler and his trio, 13-year-
old Jazz trumpet sensation Tyler
Lindsay and his band, and 'the
Diva of all Divas' Ms. Maryel
Epps.
A 12 midnight passenger ferry
from Cruz Bay to Red Hook will
be available so come early and
plan to stay late.
For additional information, con-
tact Steve Simon at 340-693-8120
or at stevesimonlive@yahoo.com







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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann

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Saturday, October 11.







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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Constitution Should Include
House and Senate Form of Legislature

Editor, that at-large representation is really the formation of
In a Constitutional hearing on October 13 regarding another representative body, then they would realize
the forming of the legislature, this was said: "Maybe that the answer is to have a House and Senate. The
we should do this and people will look at doing it." House being the representation based on population
The reference was about the make-up of the legisla- and the so-called at-large being based on area repre-
ture. It was also referred to as "cutting edge." sentation.
What people were they referring to? What "oth- I propose that the delegates consider a legislature
ers?" The Virgin Islands is one of the few places on consisting of a House and Senate. In this way, there
earth that does not have its own Constitution. Could would be no at-large representation at all. The make-
they mean that other countries would use the lan- up could consist of 11 members of the House (5 each
guage proposed? Why? Just about every country has for St. Thomas and St. Croix and 1 for St. John with
a Constitution! Did the delegate actually mean that sub-districting mandated) and six senators (2 for each
language produced here in the Virgin Islands could be island). This is new but it solves the problem. It also
used as a "model" for other countries? I hardly think allows for more checks and balances while providing
so. a greater amount of direct representation.
It's abundantly clear that the delegates do not have Come on delegates get your thinking caps on.
a clue about how to formulate a legislature. The con- Your extra eight months will be over soon.
tinued reference to "at-large" (suggesting six) is pure Paul Devine
folly! If the delegates would step back and realize St. John

Visitors Wish Best for St. John During Omar

Editor, place on the planet and it's very dear to us.
My other half and I just celebrated our 15th an- The pictures of Omar are already devastating. I re-
niversary last week on St. John. It was our fourth trip ally don't know what to say.
to the island and probably our most enjoyable. Ab- We sincerely hope for the best for everyone on the
solutely everything was perfect perfect weather, island and for the island itself. Take care.
perfect beaches, perfect snorkeling and as always,
perfectly friendly people. Regards,
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Services were Friday, October
17, for Andrew Griffith, who died
October 1, 2008.
The viewing was at 9 a.m. at
Cruz Bay Seventh-day Adventist
Church on St. John with services
at 10 a.m. Burial was in Cruz Bay
Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Anita
Griffith; sons, Hendrickson Griffith
and Andrew Griffith Jr.; daughters,
Andrea Griffith-Nash and Donna
and Marciana Griffith; grandchil-
dren, Kinneshia, Briana, and Kurt
Richards Jr., Kai Cooulbourne,
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na and Deja-Raye Griffith; sons-
in-law, David Griffith and Garfield
Nash Jr.; brothers, Jacob Fustin,
Ignatius Joseph, Stanley Joseph,
Ferinus Joseph, Raphael Charle-
magne, Harry Charlemagne, Gray-
son Charlemagne, Baptiste Jo-
seph, Modestus Joseph and Trevor
Joseph; sisters, Jane Francois, Bar-
bara Charles, Ellene Charles, Mar-
tha Alphonso, Magdaline Polimis,
Maryann Griffith, Editha Griffith,
Lind Cazaubon and Sheila Joseph;
brothers-in-law, Peter Alexander,
Alexander Poleon, Gerald Alexan-
der, Francis Lewis, Albert Alexan-
der, Marcus Jn Baptiste, Vitus Al-


exander, Charles Polimis and John
Francois; sisters-in-law, Anastacia
Jn Baptiste, Anne Griffith and
Morrella Prince; ex-wife, Ger-
trude Griffith; nieces and nephews
too numerous to mention; special
friends, Anthony Mathurin, Ham-
ilton Eugene, Alfredo Smith, Si-
mon and Mary Athanase, Steven
Abraham, Vivian Varlack, Wilbert
Smith, members of the St. John
Taxi Association, members of the
Cruz Bay Seventh-day Adventist
Chruch; and many other relatives
and friends.
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GUEST OPINIONS:

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St. John Tradewinds, October 20-26, 2008 17


Dear Ms. Charmine Lans,
Government of the Virgin Islands of the United
States, Department of Planning and Natural Resourc-
es, Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone
Planning
Thank you and the DPNR, for the opportunity to
share my views and thoughts last week on September
30, 2008, at the hearing in the St. John Legislature
Building, and for entering my comments as well as
this letter as part of the record. I wish to respectfully
and formally, express my opposition to the request of
Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo and Marie Alejo to amend of-
ficial zoning map SJZ-3, and to "Rezone" their prop-
erty from "R-2" Low Density (one and 2 families per
acre/ 2 stories) to "R-3" Residential Medium Density
(which I understand allows, 80 units per acre and 6
stories). But before going any further, and to make
sure it is perfectly clear, I want to repeat again what
I said in the meeting, and will continue to say in the
future: I am not opposed to low income/afordable
housing.
I am also not opposed to an owner's right to devel-
op his or her property, as long as such development
is within the scope of the Zoning Code and pursu-
ant to the zoning classification in effect at the time
such property was purchased. From my attendance
at the zoning hearing, it appears that the public was
sympathetic to the criteria for granting a "rezoning,"
presented by Mr. and Mrs. Alejo, Ms. Monsanto and
another lady speaker, which was entirely based on ar-
bitrary factors such as the following:
1. The ability to do with one's property whatever
one's needs or wants, as long as one is a respectful
citizen, which Mrs. and Mr. Alejo seem to be based
on their good civic standing record.
2. Being a hardworking individual from sunrise
to sunset, a volunteer in the community, and having
noble, sincere dreams for a long time, of providing a
roof for oneself and others of need.
3. Coming from a poor country and modest back-
ground, and having a spouse and children that were
born in St. John.
4. Making lofty promises to develop low income
housing without any legal guarantees to fulfill such
promises or any legal recourse for citizens or the
USVI Government to enforce such promises.
These are not legitimate Zoning factors or crite-
ria for the board or the Government to consider in
the zoning process. If these were the relevant factors,
nearly every request for zoning would need to be
granted. Allowing arbitrary factors to decide re-zon-
ing petitions endangers the decision making process
now and forever.
Mr. Alejo and his wife bought this property as
an "R-2" classification with a clear understanding
of the neighborhood surrounding context and what
they could build on it,. It is important to consider that
residents who purchased property around the Alejos
property did so also, with the knowledge and antici-
pation that the Alejos property was zoned "R-2" NOT


"R-3."
The residents purchased such properties with the
understanding that a 6 story building, and 80 units per
acre, could not be developed next to them. Further-
more, Mr. Alejo still has not resolved the substantial
issues related to his ownership of the subject property
and is in the midst of a dispute with his neighbors and
seemingly the state, related to his rights to the pro-
posed development property and public roads.
Mr. Alejo has constructed a concrete block pillar
that is seemingly not located on his property, and has
done so seemingly without permits. This concrete
block pillar is blocking access to parcel 9-1, and his
proposed final design, seemingly blocks the right of
access of his neighbors, Liz Vaughn, Calvin George
and Andi Vacharat. In addition Mr. Alejo has illegally
stored construction material in Upper Deck Villas'
property without permission. William Culver has been
forced to spend time and money to duly remove Mr.
Alejos' illegally stored construction material despite
numerous requests, and the inaction of Mr. Alejo.
The few developments in the area that have been
zoned for multifamily use have had their classifica-
tion for many years, and were not arbitrarily re-zoned
in a manner that had a detrimental impact on nearby
residents. Granting this arbitrary rezoning will open
the flood gates to anybody who wants to make a quick
financial profit and has enough political clout to do so,
regardless of the will of the surrounding residents.
As a neighbor, I am tremendously worried that
there is a risk that in the case Mr. Alejo is not suc-
cessful in fulfilling his intended plans, that his prop-
erty could be sold/flipped and developed, without
any penalty to a "luxury residential developer" who
would take advantage of the re-zoning to construct
up to the maximum six stories/80 units per acre. Such
a development would be totally out of context with
the "R-2" adjacent properties, and without any legal
recourse to stop it. I am therefore unequivocally op-
posed to this change.
And again,I am not opposed to low income/afford-
able housing. However, this "arbitrary rezoning" is
not fair to the neighbors. Further, it does not make
any planning or zoning sense for St. John, or the rest
of the USVI.
The promise of development of low-income af-
fordable housing is absolutely beneficial and a worthy
cause. But, making these promises to develop afford-
able housing without a corresponding legal obligation
to fulfill such promises is legally meaningless.
It would be irresponsible for the board to accept
such promises without ensuring mechanisms to en-
force the promises.The board and the rezoning pro-
cress must not rely on arbitrary factors that suit the
particular members of the board or an individual at
any given time. The proper criteria has to be used to
make this very important decision.
Granting a re-zoning arbitrarily, and for the benefit
of one individual, who may be in good civic standing,
Continued on Page 18


2007
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2


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NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
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WRITERS
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Barbara Winch, Katie Tarta

COLUMNISTS/
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2008
TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 54
Under Investigation: 54
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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Resident Opposes Alejo's

Rezoning Request


Continued from Previous Page
is not the due process of law. To allow this "rezoning" without proper
reliance on the land use or master plan, due consideration of the legal
and zoning factors, careful study/ implementation of the relevant cri-
teria with public participation, and through an open and transparent
process would not be legally responsible or wise public planning.
I am sure many other people in the USVI, will meet the Alejo's
criteria, and depending on what decision is made with regards to this
petition, more and more owners and developers in this area as well as
other parts of St. John and the USVI, can and will continue with an
even stronger argument, to take advantage of this precedent setting
ruling, if it is allowed to proceed.
This is a dangerous precedent that will empower developers to
make the most of political connections and influence peddling with-
out the same honorable intentions as the Alejos. Potentially as peti-
tioners and political seats change, there can be no end to irresponsible
changes, appeals, litigations and most important of all, it will slowly
lead to a destruction of the character of the islands.
Again, by opening the flood gates of "rezoning" opportunities, to
people who purchased land with the understanding that certain classi-
fications existed and who are able to exert political clout at any given
point in time to change them, the government will set an irreversible
precedent which will again slowly and inevitably continue to damage
the character of St. John and the rest of the USVI.
The dreams of Mr. and Mrs. Alejo seem to be genuine, as well as I
am sure are the motives of the honorable members of the boards vot-
ing on this re-zoning. At the same time, there are no guarantees to the
citizens in favor of this change nor those of us who oppose it, that the
honorable people in the decision making process now, will continue
to be in their legislative positions forever, and who gets elected next,
might not have the same noble and honest interest than the ones mak-
ing these important decisions now.
We cannot ever forget, with time and economic hardships, circum-
stances, philosophies, scenarios and individuals change. More often
than not, matters get out of our control, and we all need to be careful
of what we wish for.
Our children and grandchildren will look back and form their own
judgment about the wisdom of our irreversible decisions. They will
ask if we made those decisions according to neutral and fair legal
principles or according to the political winds of the times.
I support low income/affordable housing, and I admire the Alejos
and people like them, who fulfill their dreams and wish to develop
housing for themselves and those in need. However, abandoning the
rule of law in favor of arbitrary re-zoning, is not good planning wis-
dom and unacceptable. "Arbitrary rezoning", is not the answer. To all,
thanks again for your time and understanding on this matter,
Sincerely,
Luis O. Revuelta M. AIA.




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Scores of people were waiting for the gates to open at 10 a.m. for first choice on
toys, furniture, books, baskets and great deals at the Animal Care Center's annual
"No Fleas Please, Flea Market" on Saturday, October 18, at Winston Wells ball field.


OFF-SEASON

RI RESTAURANT

CLOSURES

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

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

Chateau Bordeaux 776-6611 closed on Sundays
Chloe & Bernards 714-6075 open all summer
da Livio's 779-8900 open all summer
Donkey Diner 693-5240 closed until early November
Fish Trap 693-9994 open all summer
Happy Fish 776-1717 closed for October
Inn at Tamarind Court 776-6378 open for lunch and dinner
Island Blues 776-6800 open all summer
Jake's open 7 days, 7am to 4am
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 November
Maho Bay Pavilion 776-6226 open all summer
Miss Lucy's 693-5244 reopening November 2 for brunch
Morgan's Mango 693-8141 open
Ocean Grill 693-3304 open
Paradiso 693-8899 open all summer
Pastory Gardens 777-3147 open all summer
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

WESTIN RESORT 693-8000
Snorkles open all summer
Beach Cafe open all summer

Woody's 779-4625 open
Satyamuna 774-3663 open all summer
Shipwreck Landing 693-5640 closed until November
Skinny Legs 779-4982 open
ZoZo's 693-9200 open for dinner







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- Runoff in Coral Bay flooded the harbor Wednesday afternoon, October 15.


All Territory Beaches Deemed Unsafe


.Availe for Swimming, Fishing and Bathing
Available from Commercial News Providers"


St. John Tradewinds
Due to the passage of Hurricane
Omar and resulting heavy rain-
fall throughout the territory, all
beaches in the territory are unsafe
for swimming, fishing and bath-
ing until further notice, according
to the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources.
DPNR staff advises parents to


keep children away from storm
water impacted beaches as well
as areas with manholes and storm
water flooding. There may be an
elevated health risk to anyone
swimming in storm water impacted
areas as a result of increased con-
centrations of bacteria. All persons
should also be aware that storm
water runoff may also contain


contaminants or pollutants harm-
ful to human health and therefore
all persons should avoid areas of
storm water runoff.
DPNR will continue to moni-
tor the impacted areas and update
the public. For more information
call the Division of Environmen-
tal Protection at 774-3320 on St.
Thomas.


OMAR: Smooth Sailing for Island Agencies


Continued from Page 2
remained at the property in Great
Cruz Bay (see related story page
5.)
Essential employees and other
agency officials who require cur-
few passes, should obtain them
well before there are any storms
on the horizon, Smith explained.
Get Passes Early
"We had a major problem with
the issuance of curfew passes,"
said Smith. "They shouldn't be
given out as the storm is approach-
ing. These passes should be dealt
with at the beginning of hurricane


season."
Governor John deJongh did a
great job of keeping the public
calm, Smith added.
"The governor came on the ra-
dio on Wednesday night and gave
the public a message to stay home
and be safe," said the island ad-
ministrator. "I think hearing the
governor speak on the radio made
people feel better."
Roads Cleared
Department of Public Works and
V.I. National Park officials ensured
the roads were cleared as quickly
as possible, Smith explained.


"Public Works did a great job
clearing rocks and trees, and also
with communicating with National
Park who did a good job clearing
their roads too," said Smith.
Overall, the island's government
agencies were on top of hurricane
preparations, according to the is-
land administrator.
"We had some glitches that we
need to work out in terms of com-
munication and land lines and the
Red Cross," said Smith. "But there
was a good response. The govern-
ment agencies and the public did a
good job."


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Friday, October 10 8:50 p.m. William Henderson Thursday, October 16
4:46 p.m. -Alexander Cameron of Upper Carolina stated that a short 0:25 a.m -Citizen c/r meters
reported that his windshield was bro- white male punched him in his face popping and smoking in the area of
ken by deceased Jamie Cockayne's for reasons unknown. George Simmonds Terrace. Contact
brother. Destruction of Property. Monday, October 13 made with WAPA.
5:15 p.m. Auto accident in vi- 7 a.m. -ADT reported an acti- 2:30 a.m. ADT c/r an activated
cinity of Fish Bay. vated alarm at the VI. National Park alarm at VINP research division.
Saturday, October 11 Maintenance Division. 5:20 a.m. ADT c/r an activated
0:00 hours -Man reported that 11:20 a.m. -Glucksberg man p/r alarm at Best of Both Worlds, Mon-
someone came into their villa while that someone unknown stole his goose Junction.
they were asleep and demanded back pack. 11:45 a.m. Citizen c/r a house col-
money. Second Degree Burglary. Tuesday, October 14 lapse in Pastory. Collapsing Build-
0:30 a.m. Auto accident, Cala- 7:00 a.m. -ADT reported acti- ing.
bash Boom. vated alarm at the rear door of Keep 2:50 p.m. -Citizen c/r a tree on
9:55 p.m. Auto accident, Gifft Me Posted. fire in area of Chateau Bordeaux.
Hill. 10:30 p.m. -ADT c/r activated Fire Department and WAPA noti-
10:45 p.m. A citizen reported a alarm at Cinnamon Bay Camp- fled.
vehicle stopped in the middle of the ground. 4 p.m. -Badge #1099 p/ with
road with the operator asleep at the Wednesday, October 15 one Busta Brady under arrest and
wheel. DUI. 8:30 a.m. -Top Dog Security c/r charged with destruction of prop-
Sunday, October 12 an alarm at Cap's Place. All in or- erty.
8:12 a.m. ADT reported acti- der. 9:01 p.m. -ADT c/r an alarm
vated alarm in Contant. 9:25 a.m. -Top Dog Security c/r sounding at Cinnamon Bay Camp-
11:30 a.m. ADT reported acti- an alarm at Cap's Place. All in or- ground.
vated alarm at Pastory residence. der. Friday, October 17
12:10 p.m. Bellevue resident re- 10 a.m. Top Dog Security c/r an 1:25 a.m. Top Dog Security c/r
ported that her ex-husband assaulted alarm at Cap's Place. All in order. an alarm at Cap's Place.
her. 10:30 p.m. -Top Dog Security 8 a.m. -Bethany woman p/r she
3:45 p.m. -Victoria Lozovosky c/r an alarm at Cap's Place. All in lost her bank book.
of New York stated that someone order. 5:35 p.m. -Julia Somersall of
stole her suitcase at Cyril E. King 11 p.m. -Top Dog Security c/r an Estate Adrian c/r that her tenant de-
Airport. alarm at Cap's Place. All in order. stroyed her property.


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


Wednesday, October 22
The V.I. Port Authority Governing Board will conduct its
monthly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 22, at 12 p.m.
at the VIPA Administrative conference Room on St. Thomas.
Thursday, October 23
CareForce 2008 will be on St. John on Thursday, October 23, at
St. Ursula's multi-purpose center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seniors will
be able to get free flu and pneumonia shots plus free blood pressure
and blood sugar checks, and feet and vision exams.
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.
Sunday, October 26
VIRCD is now seeking volunteers to help build a second wooden
bridge cut bush and clear trail to complete the new Estate Adven-
ture Nature Trail loop expansion. Volunteers are asked to meet at 8
a.m. on Sunday, October 26, at the Trail Kiosk across Queen Mary
Highway from the VI. Ag Fair Grounds in Estate Lower Love.
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
public forum on Tuesday evening, October 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.
at the Westin Resort and Villas and hopes all district politicians
come out.
Friday, October 31
Mongoose Junction will host its annual trick-or-treating.
Friday, October 31
The Love City Pan Dragons will have a fish fry fund raiser in
the Frank Powell Park on Friday, October 31, where the group will
show off their talents with a live performance.
Saturday, November 22
The Love City Pan Dragons will host its annual pre-Thanksgiv-
ing dinner on Saturday, November 22, where traffic will be shut
down in front of the Cruz Bay ferry dock and patrons will enjoy
a candlelit, buffet-style dinner in the street and music by the Pan
Dragons.
Tuesday, November 4
Tuesday, November 4, is General Election day in the V.I.
Monday, November 10
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.
Saturday, December 13
The Love City Pan Dragons will perform their second annual
holiday concert on Saturday, December 13 at the Westin Resort.







22 St. John Tradewinds, October 20-26, 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
776-6291
Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.
Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Inter-Denominational
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard
Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m.,
6 p.m. 776-6315
Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.
776-6713


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


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


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


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


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Classifieds


NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID
First American Development Group/Carib, L.L.C. hereby notifies qualified, licensed
U.S. Virgin Islands business of its intent to bid the following scopes of work for the
construction of the Back of House Facility for the Pond Bay development.


General Conditions
Erosion Control
Precast Concrete
Woods and Plastics
Aluminum Windows
Drywall and Metal Framing
Mechanical
Fire Protection


Equipment Rental
Reinforcing
Steel Installation
Masonry
Waterproofing
Exterior Doors
Ceramic Tile
Electrical


Sitework
Concrete and Accessories
Structural Steel/Metals
Cistern Liners
Doors and Hardware
Specialties
Low Voltage Systems


Building will begin immediately and must be completed no later than October 2009.
All interested parties are asked to contact Wharton Smith,
Attn: Jena Squires at 340.779.8901 at the office or by fax at 340.779.8906.
Bid documents and bid date will then be set by scope of work.


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

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


FREELANCE WEB DEVELOPER Knowledgeable
of Silver Light is a plus. St. John/St. Thomas resident
preferred. jozsef200@hotmail.com or 603-533-7444


STORMWATER ENGINEER NEEDED
Coral Bay, St. John USVI
Want to be a Hero? Correcting stormwater erosion and
sedimentation into our blue Caribbean waters is so important
to the people of Coral Bay, St. John that we sought and
received a grant from US EPA to fund a stormwater engineer
to provide technical advice and design mitigation/control
features for at least the next two years. This can develop into
a career leadership position in environmental protection. Are
you up for this challenge? Must be willing to reside in Coral
Bay. Relocation assistance available. Salary over $55K. To
inquire, please send email to coralbaycommunitycouncil @
hotmail.com with phone number. Full Job Description at
www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org
CBCC is Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug Free Workplace


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


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


1/4 ACRE LOT
located in Coral Bay,
flat lot with water views,
$125,000. 503-708-5467
paulm.stjohn@Ogmail.com




Short Term
Johns Folly Private 1 BR
masonry home. Beautiful
ocean views, breezes.
W/D. $1000/week/dbl.
affordablestjohn.com
(518)251-9989




Top quality construction
at reasonable rates.
Additions, renovations,
small home construction.
20 years local experience.
Licensed, insured. John
Grammer 777-3208.




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





LOST:
Mens watch.
Large reward.
Please call 340-344-7505


Scenic Properties
340-693-7777
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.
845-590-5197


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


(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.




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


St John Eye Care
boulon center


FREE

EYE EXAMS
Students & Teachers

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


NEXT
DEADLINE:
THURSDAY,
OCTOBER 23RD


For Space Call


market lace
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
Available.
Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Elevator. Generator.
Call Barbara at 776-6455


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




Award-winning restaurant
business on St. John
available. Turnkey
operation, fully equipped,
water views, good lease.
$350,000. Principals only.
340-998-2952
www.stoneterrace.com


Nick 771-3737


1 COMMONs


Brand New Office
& Retail Space

AVAILABLE
Excellent Location right
next to Westin! Ideal
spaces remaining for office,
retail, deli/coffee/cafe
Ample Parking, Generator,
Fall Occupancy
Call #732-489-3264 /
GreenleafHolding aol.com


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


Donkey Diner For Sale
Equipment, inventory, 4x4
truck, computers, 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
Commercial Space Available


SELLING? BUYING?

RENTING? SEEKING?


GET RESULTS!

e-mail:

advertising@tradewinds.vi

or call 340-776-6496







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Business Directory


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Galleries
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Landscaping
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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

RE/MAX St. Croix Team San Martin
tel. 773-1048 fax 773-1917
sold@teamsanmartin.com
www.teamsanmartin.com

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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








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MongooseJunction
TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWN Coral Bay
. O UNT RY 340-774-7962
y/ I IowIs i 340-777-5350 fax
Swww.towncountryusvi.com
tcusvi@islands.vi
REAL ESTATE, INC. PO.Box191, St.John, VI 00831


MANDAHL OCEANFRONT LAND 0.85+/
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.

BEST VALUE BORDEAUX LAND -0.50+/
acre of beautifully forrested land w/ expansive
views of Sir Francis Drake Channel & various BVI.
Price reduced, motivated seller!...........$199,000.
CLASSIC CORAL HARBOR VIEW 0.50+/
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.


WATERFRONT BEACH HOUSE -Crystal
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.
ADJACENT CAROLINA PARCELS -0.347+/
acrew, & 0.323+/ acre. 2 adjacent parcels
sold together. Gentle grade, large trees, fertile
soil, beautiful mountain & valley views. Great
opportunity to build your own home.... $199,000.


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


Team San Martin Waterfront Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. on No h
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 A820 will be yours. Island
Christisted VI 00820 Outtandng dreams do come true!
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartm.com Outstnding Results.




TRADEWINDS SUBSCRIPTIONS
$65.00/year
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
www.stjohnproperties.com
Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix


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



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

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

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





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"coyaba"means heavenly in mt ArawaiK
language and this newly cGnstructed three-
bedroom home is just thai. On a fat one acre
lot, this hom offers water views of the
Caribbean Sea and the bay below. Th entire
house is on one level. Enjoy the sounds of the
surf and breezy easterly trade winds from your
pool dedk. Purchase includes deeded beach
rights to Hart Bay Beach and Chocolate Hole
Beach. Priced to sell $4,975,00C


"Long Bay Lokout"- Enjoy sweeping pan-
oramic views of Round Bay and Coral Harbor
from the porch of his 2 bedroom masonry home
with studio unit on lower level, Partially reno-
vated living/dining and kitchen area includes
custom cabinels, trim & doors plus new ceramic
tile floor & counlertops. There is ample room for
expansion on the half ace lot which is a short
walk from the neighborhood common walerfont
lot with small floating dock. $1.195,000


"Bethany Pool Villas"- Spacious 4-bedroom condos in mall 5 unit complex, Each unit will have
2200 sq. ft., an individual pool, lots of verandas and fanlaslic views over Pillsbury Sound to St.
Thomas and south to SL Croix. Permitting is in progress and completion is planned for 2010. Five
minutes to n on paved roads, Slaling at e2.3M
"Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular rental, fealuring beautiful views to St. Thomas and sunsets,
proximity to the pool and sundedk, and walk to blown. This unique air-condiioned corner unit has
been refurbished including new tile floors, mahogany cabinet, fumiLure and bath, $625,000

CRUZ BAY (74-2)- B-3 ZONING Rare opportunity to own a commercial building in down laown Cruz
Bay. The former Oscar's store building, across from Line Inn. is being renovated. The first floor
has a long term lease in place The second and third floor plans are still flexible for office or
residential use and available for lease. Call for more information









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FEArTURED LISTINGS
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LOWER PETER BAY villa TURN KEY SCUBAIpleasure NEW LISTtNOG Mirlcluntly
located i an exclusive gatld beat bunii ,s w/ i inmpreiv 4 mainaijired hum ciloIr Lu (.ru.
community. Exceplionally fur- year history. Business boasts a Bay. Two unili, solid masonry,
i'rhed iRR. 4 IBiA witli lrTe 2004, 26ft. Poweret. all equip- within walking distance to
putl rca and :cunve,-initly mnil. compressor and proven lowUl I rl 'i i.; 3hr Zha
located jusI slups RwaBy from a 10iti rhat d4 ,r$ cte ui4d W:.'spctio rooms and hijh
secluded while sandy beach. loyal repeat elielits. YoLu are in L-cilirnBs in cNccllcrre L-r3 tdirLrLO.
E[ave It all for S6,000,00. bnsineaa for just 169,001 2nd unil a 2br 2ba. 1599,000.
HOMES
flONUS! rri%;LtC wVlt XQUISLI) 311k. S 1A -





PANORAMIC WACCr WiPCW IrnM ihtl pnrpItar thr_.ha rcuiCaL Eirnne hll deCk 4 prI 3ihOh00.
TWO HOMES nri omainained A in 2b ral salbr. ]y illa in a multt imil i 000
Bay with an EXTRA LOT. lion dollar acighborhood at
Keep Lbh e xIra Inr nr soll ;L|Vlrl:lg 'r:' d ]irsar-r wTLh
f1 to recoup omelthe hilgest qgalir.
expeases.OWL]Y 5425,00l0 inishes.. ust $2,1999,99.

TWO HOME8 necri c jo 1ba Ld ilbr Il n gl c 11 5. J.,00o.
PRICED TO SELLI Awcsomec vacation home wi2br,2ba cnsuite, pool, huge views. $1.175,000.
CONDOMINIUMS
Developer Units GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcettchrrpoE d-vcIl. Wl4]t I This 2BR, 1.5BA unit is
ow from Ihesc 2)2br 2bl just one mile from Cruz
units starring al 875,000. soy- Amazi*lig sk$ u set wer
And, (2) 3br 2ba units view .i oversizd vera.nd
M I starling at $l1100,000. and huge pool. 5549,000.
GRANDE BAY *Assignment of Contract" Penthouse unit slill available for JUST ..... $75.000.
WHY RENT Sunset RLdge 2 new Ibr, Lba units w/ huge water views. $279.000 & $299.000.
SIRENUSA Luxury cortdo devel. is n4crly 1ompliet. 2.3 & 4BR ovail- & beijin i $l,100,000.
LAND
TWO LOTS OO+!- aec0ls PHENOMENA0 L wuitrrrrn r7
each in Privateor Day. ]&I parcel in peaceful Fish
has A I 5ft f tand:carieA Bay. The perfect building
bcachfrfur L. Adja'c.Cl ]uI lo0alion for your dream
maintains its own deeded vacuaior villa wt eusy
beach pathb....... $999.000. beach ceses. $925,000.

SPECIAL PRICEII Virglin Orand Esates rtwo Ama,.in 0.4 L *:.-Acre ]ts. Each for only $275,000.
18 ACRES & 20 tbh-divide Irt% above Rendeivout with mft rnoad pAved Cell us for Details.
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Morivated Ownci! Carolina .25+/- ac Gneat views. 1209,999.
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY expired plans & pcrmii for L$ utril ondo proj... 12,750,000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable north shore views........ $2.500000,
ON TOP OF THB WORLD! the highest point cn Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 viCew. $1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-ac.knoll lop w/pinoramic views execllcnt development pouential.1S]299.999.
WATERFRONT A RABl OPPORTUNITY in PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAI, AT .........5-50,fDOQ
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable 1.73+/- at. lot with great water views.....5449,999.
BORDEAUX Fantastic down island views JL bsl and Sandy Cay lo Leduck ...........$429000.
REDUCED oversized lot ]i Coral Bay nrar proposed marina project.............. JUST $310,a00.
WHAT A DEAL Chocolte Holi lo, *~ih ctiive piuns & permits in pIfc-................... $229,000,
LOWEST PRICED parcel in prealigions ChCc Ie Hole. A STEAL AT lUST.......... 195,000.
EMMAUS A great lo .1 a great price wih lra] Bay harbor views .....Now just 145,000.
TIMESHARES 9 COMMERCIAL
WESTIN VACATION CLUBMsts w able. Prices range from $11.,00 to $125,000 I fr Ihis Retail Shopping Center. $2,250,000.




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AURORA Luxurious four bedroom/four bath masonry villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180" 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.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS
LOCATION, LOCATION! -Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, w/sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom
/2 bath stone & concrete home w/large wraparound veran-
da, travertine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large
spa, full air conditioning, large circular drive. $1,995,000.
BAYVIEW is a very private villa bordering the National
Park, just minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry
design with two buildings connected by sunny pool, decks
and patio. Amazing 280 degree views overlooking Francis
Bay and Northshore, plus Coral Bay and BVI's. Excellent
vacation rental history. $1,695,000.
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, /2 acre
lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the dis-
tance, fragrant bay trees, lush vegetation. Take advantage
of all the benefits of owning a Force 10 home. $675,000.
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.
$2,395,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/ 2
bath home on a flat 3 acre site adjacent to National Park. Enjoy
all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the
secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.


EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
ESTATE BELLEVUE- Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. 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.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy.......................$205,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views.......................... $250,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included.............$329,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo.......................... $375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel......................... $389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac ................ .................. $425,000
ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE -
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$299k
SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS-
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site .................................. $280k
ESTATE CAROLINA -
Lower Bordeaux, BVI views, paved road.................. $199k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway.................................... $255k
Gentle slope, Bordeaux Mt., 0.63 ac................................. $349k
C ora l H arbor view s.......................................... ......... ..... $350 k
Ironwood Rd, views, house plans...................................... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views .................. .................. $379k
BVI views, one acre+................. ......................... $415,500


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


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


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

Mostly Flat 1/2 acre + lot, part of Guavaberry Farms Sub-division. Overlooks fresh water pond, off main road for
easy access. Good breezes and quiet neighborhood with covenants and restrictions. Last lot in 7 parcel sub-division.
$185,000

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

PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW OFFICES LOCATED AT 6B CANEEL HILL
ADJACENT TO ASOLARE RESTUARANT, THE GATEWAY TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK,
OR CONTACT ANDY RUTNIK AT 340-774-3939 or EMAIL:ANDREWRUTNIK@GMAIL.COM
(340 7439 *wwuv sta l (340) 774-3939


FLANAGANS PASSAGE VILLA is a brand new classic 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath villa with superior craftsmanship,
Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof and wonderful attention to every detail. Stunning 180 degree view from
every room with a huge deck surrounding the large pool and sunken hot tub on this .61 acre parcel.The luxurious
home features mahogany cabinets, doors and furniture, a gourmet kitchen, ac in bedrooms and much more. A
must see! $2,850,000
HOMES
CVISTA is a magnificent open air villa overlooking BAREFOOT Newly constructed 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath
the alluring turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay. guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood with
Situated in prestigious Klein Bay and featuring all paved roads, expansive Sunrise water views of BVI,
amenities including gourmet kitchen, and tasteful Leduck, Flanagan & beyond and steady gentle breezes,
furnishings, custom mahogany doors & windows, .5 acre with room for expansion of main house & pool.
entertainment room, outdoor bar and a/c in all Lower level has plumbing roughed in.$899,000.
bedrooms. This stunning residence exudes comfort, LESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in upscale Pt.
class & elegance. $3,895,000 Rendezvous. 180 sea views, spacious great room,
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property on the knoll of dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath suites.
the hill above Cruz Bay Town offering panoramic views Infinity edge pool w/spa. Excellent rental income.
of Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Zoned R-4, this $2,950,000. Virtual tour available at:
very large site is ideally suited for development. Also www.americanparadise.com
featuring a 3 bedroom short term rental home known as NEW VILLA ELLISON Spectacular, new
"Tamarind" and an enormous inviting pool. $2,950,000 construction in Virgin Grand Estates. Generous floor
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH is just steps plan w/3 levels of living space offers privacy/views from
outside this Hart Bay waterfront villa. "Rendezview" has all rooms. 3 spacious master suites, king beds, outdoor
been extensively renovated and features 4 bdrms & 4 stone showers, granite counters, maple cabinetry. AC,
baths with tasteful furnishings, enormous swimming satellite TV, high speed internet in all rooms. Pool level
pool, expansive decks, & stonework. Also enjoy the offers wet bar, sat. TV, and sunshine all day.
lower 3 bdrm beach house. Excellent short term rental Professional landscaping w/grey water irrigation.
income $2,895,000 Sunsets year round. $2,890,000

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