Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
Alternate Title: Saint John tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: October 27, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
Frequency: weekly[1998-]
monthly[ former <1979-1987 (jan).>]
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October 27-November 2, 2008
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Page 11

Gets New
Coat of
Page 19

Will Increase
Traffic Woes
Road closures set
for next phases
Page 3
Crime Stoppers
Offers Tipsters
Cash Rewards
Page 3
Recruitment Is
Underway for
Auxiliary Police
Page 5
Scientists Take
Close Look at
Page 6
St. John Rotary
Honors Malacarne,
Barot and Chabuz
Page 7

St. John Iradewinds News Photo by I om Oat

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2 St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008

Crime Stoppers USVI Offers Cash

Rewards for Anonymous Tipsters

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As crime in the Virgin Islands continues to plague
the community, a group of dedicated activists is tak-
ing an innovative approach to fight the problem.
Crime Stoppers USVI Inc. is a new non profit or-
ganization dedicated to combating crime by offering
cash rewards for information which leads to arrests.
A core group of 13 volunteer trustees across the
territory will oversee the local branch of the interna-
tional group, which was launched in the late 1970s
in New Mexico in the wake of a brutal shooting of a
young college student.
Facing no leads in the case, Albuquerque Police
Detective Greg MacAleese posted his personal mon-
ey as a reward to encourage witnesses to come for-
ward. It worked, and since then Crime Stoppers has
spread throughout the world and led to the arrests of
more than 750,000 criminals.
Citizens are offered up to $2,500 for information
which leads to an arrest or the recovery of drugs or
stolen property. The size of the reward is based on
the seriousness of the crime and the resulting police
A citizen with information about a crime calls a toll
free number manned by volunteers and shares
what they know. All calls are anonymous and the call-

er is assigned a PIN number.
If the information does lead to an arrest, the citizen
calls Crime Stoppers again and, using their PIN num-
ber, sets up an appointment to receive their reward.
No names or identifications are ever requested.
Based on the principle that someone other than the
criminal always has information about a crime, the
organization works to fight community apathy and
fear of reprisal by offering anonymity and paying re-
The organization is not run by the police, and calls
are processed by volunteers. In addition to stemming
the rising tide of crime in the territory, Crime Stop-
pers also works to foster a better relationship between
the police, media and the community.
"Relationships and communication between the
police, the media and the community will improve
and, in time, our organized efforts will become a sig-
nificant deterrent to crime here in the USVI," accord-
ing to information provided by Crime Stoppers.
Crime Stoppers is funded through tax deductible
donations and membership dues. All work is volun-
tary, but funds are needed for training, phone bills and
The toll free number 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
should be up this week and the program will be
launched next week.

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Remain Totally Anonymous
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SJCF Senatorial Forum Is October 28
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Community Foundation presents the 2008 Sena-
torial Forum at the Westin Resort Grand Ballroom on Tuesday,
October 28, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The entire community is invited join the Board of Directors of
the St. John Community Foundation and the candidates to the 28th
Legislature for an evening of candid discussion and information
Don't miss this chance to hear the candidates and learn how
they stand on the important issues of the day. Audience members
will have an opportunity to ask questions at the forum. Admittance
is free.
Call Paul Devine, SJCF executive director, at 693-9410 for more

Chamber Meeting Set for October 29
St. John Tradewinds
Due to a scheduling conflict with the St. John Community Foun-
dation senatorial forum, the St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce meeting will be on Wednesday,
October 29, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's multipurpose center.
There will be a presentation by representatives of the Crime
Stoppers VI program in addition to the monthly update on current
projects and other areas of concern.
The St. John Business After Hours will be at Ocean Grill res-
taurant on Thursday, November 13. There will be the famous $2
chamber bar, door prizes and the 50/50 raffle.

Theater Auditions for Holiday Show
St. John Tradewinds
Epiphany Theater Company will be hosting auditions for the
upcoming Christmas show "Crackin' Deh Nut" at the St. John
School of the Arts on October 27, 29 and 30.
All auditions will start at 6 p.m. "Crackin" is a wonderful Christ-
mas show based on the ballet "The Nutcracker." Last season, the
show had a wonderful turn out and Epiphany has decided to make
this show an annual holiday season event.
All are welcome to try out. Dancers are especially encouraged.
Epiphany also needs technical and back stage help. Rehearsals for
dancers will begin on November 3. General rehearsals will begin
on November 17. All rehearsals are during the evenings at the St.
John School of the Arts. Please call Paul Devine, managing direc-
tor, at 693-9410 or 514-6615 for more information

Historical Society Meeting Is Nov. 11
St. John Tradewinds
It's Movie Night at Bethany featuring 1950s films and stills
of St. John from the Rockefeller and Stick archives, as well as the
National Park Service archive at Harpers Ferry, WV, and the Vir-
gin Islands National Park archive on St. John.
St. John Historical Society will host its first meeting of the new
season Tuesday evening, November 11, at the Bethany Moravian
Church Hall, beginning at 7 p.m.
Steve Simonsen will present film footage from the era of the
founding of the VINP. In the process of making the documentary
"The Establishment of Virgin Islands National Park," our news-
letter editor and board member Bruce Schoonover obtained ex-
tremely rare footage of St. John in the 1950s, including films of the
Stick family at Lameshur, aerial and landscape shots, and a cast of
hundreds at the 1956 dedication of the VINP in Cruz Bay.
Schoonover also obtained hundreds of still pictures from both
the Rockefeller Archive Center and the estate of Laurance S.
Rockefeller, and even secured films featuring both St. Thomas and
St. John in the 1930s.
Simonsen has agreed to edit these films and stills and make a
DVD presentation. This is definitely a not to-be-missed opportu-
nity with popcorn, too! All are invited.

CareForce 2008


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

AARP volunteers help island seniors fill out forms, above left, before receiving free
flu shots at CareForce 2008 on Thursday, October 23, at St. Ursula's multipurpose
center. Nick Childs, above right, has his blood pressure checked by Aldria Wade.

St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008 3

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

Students traverse the intersection in Cruz Bay, at left, as Island Roads workers
complete structural work on the roundabout project, above. Road closures and traffic
jams are expected soon as major construction to alter street elevations should begin next

Heavy Construction, Traffic To Begin Next Month

Traffic circle construction will bring congestion to Cruz Bay

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Construction at the site of the
Cruz Bay roundabout has been
relatively unobtrusive since work
began there in August, but that is
all about to change.
Once the retaining walls are
completed in the next few weeks,
major construction including
dropping the elevation of the road
six feet in some areas will be-
gin, causing significant road clo-
sures and increased traffic at the
major Cruz Bay intersection.
The Department of Public
Works and contractor Island
Roads are currently devising a
plan to avoid months-long clo-
sures of Centerline Road in front
of Dolphin Market, which will be
lowered approximately six feet,
and Route 104 in front of Boulon
Center, which will be lowered ap-
proximately one foot.
Looking To Shorten
Road Closures
"We're trying to figure out a
way to not close roads for months
and months," said DPW Materials
Program Manager Thomas Jones.
"When we start doing the work

"We're trying to figure out a way to not close
roads for months and months."
Thomas Jones,
DPW Materials Program Manager

by Dolphin Market, that's when
we start getting into headaches on
Route 104, which is supposed to
be shut down for the duration of
the project. So we might end up
changing a lot of that."
DPW and Island Roads officials
hope to minimize the project's im-
pact on traffic by closing different
roads leading into the roundabout
for a week at a time instead of
months, Jones added.
"We'll shut it down, do what
we're going to do and then open
back up to traffic," he said.
Keeping Traffic Flowing
Jones admitted that while it
would be easier to simply close
down the entire intersection during
construction of the roundabout,
DPW and Island Roads realize it's
important to allow traffic to con-
tinue to flow there.
"The area is like a hub, so we

have to make provisions for traf-
fic," said Jones, who added that
the current plans are being re-
vamped to allow for better traffic
flow. "The way we have it set up
now looks good on paper, but as
we're getting into the work, we're
finding it's not as difficult as we
thought, so we're in the process of
trying to change it around a bit."
"We're trying to work out some-
thing where the traffic can flow a
little better," he added.
Jones estimated the contractor
will begin the next phase in ap-
proximately three weeks, when
phase three which consists of
the construction of several retain-
ing walls is completed.
Island Roads jumped directly
into phase three of the project
when construction began in Au-
gust in an attempt to minimize the
impact on students at the Julius E.

Sprauve School, whose campus
sprawls the intersection.
Walls Should Be
Finished by November.
"Right now we're doing all the
structural work, like the retaining
walls next to the bleachers, at the
school's wood shop and at the an-
nex," said Jones. "Other than the
fact that we're redesigning one of
the gravity walls, which currently
doesn't allow people in and out of
the bleachers, we're pretty much
close to completion and the walls
should be finished by the middle
of November."
The wall at the JESS annex,
which will extend out into the cur-
rent roadway on Route 104, will
be completed later in the project to
minimize traffic, Jones added.
Project Is on Time
The contract calls for approxi-
mately 600 days, or less than two
years, to finish the project, and
DPW Design Program Manager
Jomo McClean estimates construc-
tion may be finished before then.
"We haven't had any hiccups or
bumps in the road," said McClean.
"Even with the hurricane and all
the rain we've been getting, we

didn't get set back that much. We
don't foresee any major challeng-
es, and indications are we may be
finished before the contract time."


Business Directory .............24
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ..................... 23
Community Calendar .........21
Community Corner .............15
Crossword Puzzler .............22
Ferry Schedules .................20
Horoscope ........................ 21
Letters ......................... 6-17
Police Log ................. .... 21
Real Estate ................. 25-27
Rhythm & Views ................14
Wha's Happ'nin' ........ .........4

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Lorelei Monsanto and Teri Lamb
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Residents March in Remembrance

of Victims of Domestic Violence

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The sound of drums echoed through the streets of
Cruz Bay on Thursday evening, October 23, prompt-
ing residents and tourists alike to pause and observe
the nearly 40 people marching, holding candles and
wearing around their necks placards bearing names
of those who have lost their lives to domestic vio-
The march, led by Juvenile Delinquency Preven-
tion Program drummers and organized by the St.
John Community Crisis Center, recognized victims
of domestic violence in the territory in honor of Do-
mestic Violence Awareness Month. The walk began
at Inspection Lane and snaked through town to Frank
Powell Park, picking up several participants along
the way.
The event culminated in a presentation by the SJC-
CC including speeches by two Gifft Hill School stu-
dents, who spoke to the crowd in Spanish in an effort
to promote the victim advocate orgaization's services
to Spanish-speaking residents.
Senator Patrick Simeon Sprauve made brief re-
marks, and Lorelei Monsanto spoke on behalf of
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen.
"Remember those who lost their lives for no rea-
son at all," said Monsanto.
V.I. Police Department Detective Carolyn Hen-
dricks, who investigates domestic violence cases,
urged residents to come forward if they or someone
they know is being victimized.
"We have a hard time getting people to come in

and say what's going on," said Hendricks. "A lot of
people turn their backs or close their eyes. I try my
best to work with everyone."
Domestic violence is not always committed by
males against females, Hendricks added. The crime
can also be committed against males, between room-
mates, and even by adult children against their el-
derly parents.
B.J. Harris spoke on behalf of the St. John Ani-
mal Care Center, tying animal abuse in with domestic
"Animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence
go hand in hand," said Harris. "We've got to take cru-
elty to animals seriously. If we shrug off animal abuse
as a minor offense, we're ignoring a time bomb."
SJCCC Director Shelley Williams urged the crowd
to take advantage of the services offered at the cen-
"Domestic violence is everybody's business," said
Williams. "If you know someone being victimized,
let them know, 'I care about you and I'm afraid for
you.' We have qualified staff who are readily avail-
able to assist."
SJCCC Human Services Program Manager Esper-
anza Pickering announced the winners of the center's
domestic violence essay contest. Julius E. Sprauve
School student Clarissa Dowling and Guy Benjamin
School student Kennisha Estrado where chosen for
their essays, along with GHS student Kiarah Penn,
who read her poem, "I Do Not Know Why There Is
Domestic Violence," aloud at the ceremony.
To contact the SJCCC, call 693-7233.

St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008 5

Recruitment Underway for Auxiliary Police Officers

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Police De-
partment faces a number of chal-
lenges with a lack of manpower
to prevent and solve crimes taking
the lead.
The VIPD's police auxiliary
program, an organization of citi-
zens trained to support and supple-
ment the department, could be a
viable answer to the problem but
the inability to generate enough
qualified applicants has prevented
the training process from occur-
ring on St. John.
"Recruiting in the police de-
partment, not only in the Virgin
Islands, but all across the United
States, is a difficult process," said
Helen Simon, chair of the VIPD's
Citizen Integration Team on St.
John. "There just aren't enough
police officers, and auxiliary po-
lice officers can fill that void -
they are a great asset to the police
department as well as the commu-
CIT, an organization established
to help bridge the gap between the
community and the VIPD and cre-
ate a safer place to live, has already
proved effective on St. Croix and
St. Thomas. CIT was revived on
St. John just three months ago, and
getting auxiliary police trained on
the island is one of its main goals,
Simon explained.
Lack of Approved Applicants
While CIT members hoped to

have auxiliary officer recruits in
place by September, VIPD of-
ficials announced at a meeting at
The Battery in Cruz Bay Wednes-
day, October 22, that the lack of
approved applicants on the island
is hindering the training process.
"We are ready to do the train-
ing as soon as we have enough ap-
plicants in," Simon said. "We've
had applications come in that have
gone through the screening pro-
cess, but we don't have enough
approved applicants in right now
to start the training."
Both St. Croix and St. Thomas
have graduated police auxiliary
officers in recent months, but St.
John is having trouble generating
enough qualified applicants to be-
gin training sessions on the island.
Background Checks
Have Been Trouble
CIT members recently learned
that only half of the 10 applicants
on St. John were qualified after go-
ing through the VIPD's screening
process, according to Simon. The
background check in the screen-
ing process has been a key factor
in turning down the applicants, she
A minimum of 10 qualified
applicants are needed to start the
training, which will take place at
the Gifft Hill School in the eve-
nings during three hour sessions
over a 17 week period, explained
"If we could get new applica-

tions in and get the screening done
quickly, then we could start the
training," Simon said. "If we could
get another 15 or 20 applicants, we
would hope to have enough ap-

proved to move forward."
The CIT group hopes to have
the training start by the end of the
calendar year, but it would require
generating more applications now,

Simon added.
"If we could get enough appli-
cations in by December, we could
go ahead and start the training, but
Continued on Page 20

CIT Moves Foward With Goals
By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
The Citizen Integration Team on St. John is already helping to
bridge the gap between the police department and the community.
Beside training auxiliary officers on St. John, CIT's other initial
goals are establishing safer roads through stricter commercial ve-
hicle regulations and organizing and training neighborhood watch
groups, according to the group's chairperson.
The V.I. government has brought public safety and traffic control
officials from the states to put together new commercial vehicle
regulations to ensure the streets of Love City are safer, according
to Helen Simon, who said a meeting to debrief drivers on the new
regulations is set for December 9.
CIT is also in the process of organizing training sessions for
neighborhood watch associations in Chocolate Hole, Great Cruz
Bay, Cruz Bay and the Bordeaux community, to take place some-
time between November and March, according to Simon.
"I think residents are glad something is being done to bring some
unity between the community and the police department," Simon
said. "There is a tremendous need for us to work together which
has not happened for a while. And I think as things get completed
in the future, there will be a greater sense of satisfaction that the
community and the police are working as a team."

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Scientists Take Closer Look at Off-Shore Sedimentation

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While it might seem obvious
that developments on shore affect
nearby waters, scientists from the
Univeristy of San Diego have been
collecting the data and sediment
- to prove the connection.
Mike Fox, a recent USD gradu-
ate in marine biology working
for USD Professor Dr. Sara Gray,
has been on St. John since August
studying sedimentation off-shore
of developed and undeveloped ar-
eas on St. John.
"The park here provides the
perfect opportunity to compare
developed versus undeveloped
watersheds and quantify the types
of sedimentation to see if they are
related to on-shore development,"
said Fox.
To collect the sediment, Fox
uses four PVC pipes connected to
a metal pipe which is anchored to
the seabed. There are eight sedi-
ment traps in Fish Bay and seven
in Coral Bay, to study developed
Data from Various Depths
Nine traps in Lameshur Bay,
including several offYawzi Point,
enable the scientists to compare
sediment collected in undeveloped
areas to those collected in Fish and
Coral Bays. Traps have been set in
different areas of each bay to col-
lect data from in-shore, reef and
deep water areas.
"Ideally in all bays, we're look-
ing for data from an in-shore site
in anywhere from three to four
feet," said Fox. "Then we want a
representation of the reef, so we'll

"The park here provides the perfect oppor-
tunity to compare developed versus unde-
veloped watersheds and quantify the types
of sedimentation to see if they are related to
on-shore development."
Mike Fox,
USD marine biology graduate

St. Jonn Iradewinas News Hniotos Jaime Elliott

Marine biologist Mike Fox shows the PVC pipes he uses
to collect sediment samples around St. John.

have a trap there. Also, we'll put
one in the middle of the bay at a
depth of around 20 feet or so to see
the deeper water sedimentation."
Every three weeks, Fox caps
and replaces the pipes. The sedi-
ment trapped in the pipes is pro-
cessed at the V.I. Environmental
Resource Station (VIERS), where

Fox has been staying and volun-
teering, and then sent to USD to be
"At USD they are looking at the
components to see exactly what the
sediment is made of," Fox said.
Initial Results Show Impact
The recent monitoring is the
second phase of USD's sediment

study. Scientists were on St. John
last year from August through De-
cember monitoring traps in Fish
Bay and Lameshur Bay, which
already showed a connection be-
tween developed areas and in-
creased sediment, Fox explained.
"Results from last year's study
showed sediment levels between
one and 52 times higher in the de-
veloped area than in the undevel-
oped bays," said Fox. "We've con-
tinued the study because we need
long-term data to show this strong
connection between developments
and sedimentation."
As a new part of the study, Fox
has has been looking at water cur-
rents and collecting water samples,
he explained.
Re-suspension of Sediment
"In the water samples, we're
looking for disolved organic car-
bons, heavy metals and nutrient
levels," said Fox. "As far as the
currents, we're trying to see what
role they play. There could be re-
suspension of sediment that is be-
ing kicked up by the current."
The marine biologist sets traps
at varying heights one at 20
centimeters, one at 60 centimeters
and one at 90 centimeters to

determine how much sediment is
being re-suspended at different sea
levels, according to the USD sci-
Fox will be monitoring the
traps until December, when USD
will hopefully send a replacement
to continue the study, as the data
will be stronger if it is collected
over a longer period of time, he
Mitigating Impacts
"What we'd really like to do is
determine the overall impact of de-
veloments onbays and reefs over a
number of years and then help to
mitigate as many of those impacts
as possible," said Fox.
USD officials are hoping to
publish several papers detailing
their findings and to share their re-
search with the public, University
of the Virgin Islands officials and
officials from the Department of
Planning and Natural Resources,
Fox explained.
The National Oceanic and At-
mospheric Administration is partly
funding the study. Philip Stringer
and members of the Coral Bay
Community Council have also
been helping the scientist, he add-

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Dr. Elizabeth Barot Robert Malacarne

Maurice Chabuz

Rotary Club of St. John Honors

Barot, Chabuz and Malacarne

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Rotarians honored three standout Love
City residents at the Fourth Annual Rotary Awards
Dinner at Ocean Grill restaurant on Saturday evening,
October 25.
Skinny Legs owner Moe Chabuz and St. John Res-
cue member Bob Malacarne both received communi-
ty service awards for their commitment to numerous
organizations across the island, while Dr. Elizabeth
Barot was honored with the vocational service award
for providing years of medical care at the Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health Center.
But all three of the honorees have one thing in
common, according to St. John Rotary Club Service
Awards Committee Chairperson Bill Willigerod.
"This year's recipients of the Vocational and Com-
munity Service Awards all exemplify Rotary's motto
of 'Service Above Self,'" Willigerod said.
Although a founding member of St. John Rescue,
Malacare doesn't rest on his laurels, explained Wil-
Continuing Education
"Bob Malacarne is one of those caring individuals
who never seeks recognition for himself," said the St.
John Rotary member. "He travels to the mainland ev-
ery year for training and re-certification in First Aid,
CPR and more advanced curriculum, then returns
home to take care of St. John through his tireless com-
munity commitment to train St. John Rescue, schools,
churches and local businesses in saving lives."
Malacarne also works closely with the disadvan-
taged, Willigerod added.
"Through his efforts he has identified children at
risk, gotten them involved, turned them around and
given their lives meaning through after school pro-
grams," said Willigerod.
Giving Back to Community
Ever since opening the doors to his laid-back iconic
St. John establishment Skinny Legs, Chabuz has been
giving back to the island, explained Willigerod.
"In 1991 Moe and Doug Sica decided to sell their
boat and start a bar," said the Rotarian. "Skinny's
opened on Labor Day 1991 and immediately began
to give back to the community. Moe 'hooked' the fire
department up to the Skinny Legs satellite dish so the

guys could watch TV while on duty."
"All aluminum cans used at Skinny's went to Guy
Benjamin School's recycling program," Willigerod
continued. "The vet from St. Thomas was given elec-
tricity and a spot to come to in order to take care of
the Coral Bay animal community and the Community
Health Van comes to take care of the human commu-
Chabuz consistently opens the restaurant to organi-
zations in need, Willigerod added.
Fundraising Venue
"Skinny's is always available as a venue for fund-
raising events Wagapoolaza for the Animal Care
Center, Pine Peace School, Coral Bay Yacht Club,
Coral Bay Open Golf Tournament, Guy Benjamin
School and many fundraisers for individuals in need,"
he said.
Chabuz has also consistently supported the island's
children, Willigerod added.
"Moe is always ready to help the youth of St. John,"
said the Rotarian. "He tutored high school students in
math, taught CCD at the Catholic Church and gave
many a teenager and young adult their first job oppor-
tunities. He has also supported many St. John Festival
Queens and Princesses over the years."
Ever since Dr. Barot first arrived on St. John more
than 20 years ago, it seems as if fate has played a part
in her life, explained Willigerod.
Fated Beginning
"In 1985 Dr. Barot, along with a fellow colleague
and friend, moved to the Virgin Islands to gain resi-
dency experience," he said. "We were blessed in that
St. Thomas had no positions available and therefore
Dr. Barot took an open position at Myrah Keating
Smith Community Health Center and the rest is his-
"Single-handedly, for many years, Dr. Barot pro-
vided physician coverage to the island of St. John
with only additional coverage by temporary physi-
cians on occasion," said Willigerod.
Barot has weathered many a storm on St. John,
most notably Hurricanes Hugo and Marilyn, the St.
John Rotary Club member explained.
"Undaunted by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and with
the assistance of one nurse, Dr. Barot set up a tempo-
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Skinny Legs Restaurant is the
home of the Coral Bay Yacht Club,
and the place to meet for Skipper's
Meetings, music, food, drink and
the awards ceremony.
Schedule of Events
Friday, morning November 28:
Gaffers; Single Handed 30 ft. and
under; Single Handed over 30 ft.
but under 40ft.; Single Handed 40
ft. and over; and Multi-Hulls Race.
Registration at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny
Legs. Skipper's Meeting at 9:30
a.m. at Skinny Legs.
Friday evening 5 7 p.m.: Man-
datory registration for all Saturday
Pursuit racers. This is all boats
other than PHRF. If a skipper is
unable to attend, call Dick Burks
at 340-643-5261 or Bill Wilson
at 340-642-2728 to obtain a start
time for Saturday morning.
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Skipper's Meeting at 8:30 a.m. at
Skinny Legs. Pursuit Racers' start
times announced.
Saturday evening, November
29: awards ceremony at Skinny
Legs starting at 5:30 p.m.
Please note that traditional boat
class shall have a gaff or low as-
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Committee for luff-foot ratio. The
Race Committee reserves the right
to disallow non-traditional vessels.
Pursuit Class will have open sail
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Two days of great racing and two
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St. John Tradewinds
I hardly heard a breeze blow we were
blessed! Poor St. Croix, but it's rewarding to hear
and read the thank you's given to the agencies who
did all possible to help. Governor deJongh's reas-
suring phone broadcast showed his honest concern
for our safety.
Steve "Bob Hope" Simon
Is Off to Iraq Again
Do you remember when Bob Hope entertained
our troops? Well, Steve has picked up the torch -
he has left on his second blues and jazz tour of the
war zone. The troops eagerly look forward to hear-
ing top musicians in concert. Our best wishes go
with them. Be safe, Steve.
Zumba Starts at SJSA
The newest dance craze begins at the St. John
School of the Arts. Call 779-4322 to sign up. Val
and Kim will lead the classes. Zumba is from 6 to 7
p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday adults $10.
Craig Dengler Returns
You will remember Craig's Cruz Bay Photo
Shop at Wharfside I miss it very much he
and Alice could always explain the simplest prob-
lem with my camera, with a smile.
Craig's mother passed away after several years
of failing health. He was there to make sure that
she was properly cared for. I join with his many
friends in expressing my deepest sympathy for his
Eddie Bruce Returns from China
He came directly from the ferry to Sunday's Jazz
at the Beach Bar hugs and kisses all around,

sang a song and now after a little rest, is teach-
ing the drumming classes at SJSA. Welcome back,
Julie Stevens Returns To Pick Up Her Dog
She likes the move to California, the kids like
the schools there are new adventures every day
- Johnny has kept up with his carpentry and Julie
continues to make great jewelry. Her web site is
madebyjuls.com. We miss you Julie have fun.
The Schnells Are Off to Madrid
Debbie's father passed away after a wonderful
life that included 11 children. I join her friends and
family in expressing my sympathy for her loss.
Don and Deb are visiting friends a relaxing
change of scene before the winter season sets in.
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V.I. Librarians Attend National Book Festival

St. John Tradewinds
Recently, four Department of Planning and Natural
Resources' Division of Libraries, Archives and Mu-
seums employees represented the U.S. Virgin Islands
at the 2008 National Book Festival in the Pavilion of
the States.
The book festival, sponsored by the Library of
Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush, took
place in Washington, D.C. on the West Lawn of the
U.S. Capitol and the National Mall.
More than 120,000 people from the Washington
metropolitan area and around the country turned out
to participate in the free one day festival.
More than 15 representatives from U.S. territories
- American Samoa, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands and
Puerto Rico including Elaine I. Sprauve Librarian
Carol McGuiness, were present at the four territories
tables in the Pavilion of the States.
The popular Pavilion of the States provided festi-
val goers with an opportunity to learn about reading,

libraries and literacy promotion projects as well as the
literary traditions of the 50 states, the District of Co-
lumbia, and the U.S. territories.
Representatives from throughout the nation pro-
vided information and answered questions about their
state's writers, libraries, book festivals, book awards
and reading promotion activities.
At the request of the Library of Congress and
approval by Gov. John de Jongh and DPNR Com-
missioner Robert Mathes, Ingrid Bough, Territorial
Director of the Division of Libraries, Archives and
Museums, continued to serve as the U.S. Territories
Coordinator for a seventh consecutive year.
Bough coordinated the American Samoa, Guam,
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the Pavil-
ion of the States. St. Croix DLAM employee of the
year Enid O' Garro, St. Thomas/St. John DLAM em-
ployee of the year Elaine I. Sprauve Librarian Carol
McGuiness and St. Thomas Enid Baa librarian Ra-
chelle Shells attended.

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Collected During 2008 Coastweeks
St. John Tradewinds
The 2008 International Coastal Cleanup ended October 11, leav-
ing island's coastal shores and trails cleaner and St. John residents
with a greater respect for their island home.
Friends of VI. National Park is proud to support V.I. Coastweeks
on St. John, but are more proud of everyone who participated in
this year's cleanup. More than 100 volunteers pitched in by re-
moving more than 2,000 pounds of debris from 19 of our island's
beaches and trails cleaning almost nine miles of land both in and
outside of VINP boundaries.
This year's participation was much larger than it has ever been.
Friends would like to thank all of those who participated in
cleaning our coastal shores and trails, especially those who adopted
beaches and helped organize the cleanups: Cid Hamling, Coral Bay
Community Council, David Rosa, Elaine Estern, Ms. Bennett's
class from Gifft Hill School, Holiday Homes, Jeff Chabot, June
Mays, Ms. Mar's and Ms. Cameron's 5th grade gifted classes from
Julius E. Sprauve School, VINP Ranger Laurel Brannick, Maho
Bay Camps, Heather Rusham of Pond Bay Development, St. John
Land Sharks, St. John Recycling Group, and and St. John Rotary
Remember, it's never too late to celebrate VI Coastweeks. To
find out how you and your group can help year-round contact Au-
drey Penn at Friends of VINP at (340) 779-4940.

CBCC Annual Meeting Is Nov. 10
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. Anyone who wants to
volunteer to help put on the event, please call the CBCC office at
776-2099 or email coralbaycommunitycouncil(@hotmail.com.

10 St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008

School Kids in the Park Funds

Available from Friends of VINP
St. John Tradewinds
Friends of V.I. National Park is excited to announce funding is
again available to all teachers who wish to incorporate the VINP
into their students' curriculum.
The SKIP (school kids in the park) program is comprised of
three separate components the park Study Grant Fund, the Field
Trip Fund, and supply funding for park projects.
SKIP is designed to encourage teachers to utilize VINP as a
"living classroom" by incorporating the park into lesson plans and
classroom activities. Through the SKIP fund, Friends is able to
provide teachers with small grants of up to $500 per classroom.
Activities supported by the grants generally focus on science,
local history, culture, crafts, ecology, or conservation. SKIP also
provides funding for park field trips, hikes, or nature walks and
supplies to complete Park related projects. Ideally these activities
should help students gain a greater appreciation of the Park and a
sense of stewardship for its natural and cultural resources.
Remember that all teachers are eligible to apply for SKIP pro-
grams in each classroom they oversee. All Park Study Grant ap-
plications are due by December 5, however, funding for a park
field trips is available throughout the year. For more information
about SKIP or to receive a grant application, contact Audrey Penn
at Friends at 779-4940.

"Keep 'Em Guess" Comedy Skits
St. John Tradewinds
For those who missed this summer's funniest comedy on St.
John, Epiphany Theater Company will be reprising its show "Keep
'Em Guessin'" November 21 through 23.
This series of short skits will surely bring a smile to all faces.
Please come out for a night of wild fun and raucous entertainment.
All shows begin at 7:30 at St. John School of the Arts. Stage and
technical help would be appreciated.
Call Paul Devine at 514-6615 for more information.

Bats Take Center Stage at Cinnamon

Bay Amphitheater on October 29

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Just in time for Halloween, the
Department of Planning and Nat-
ural Resources' Division of Fish
and Wildlife is kicking off bat
week across the territory to raise
awareness of the mammal's ecol-
ogy and conservation needs.
On St. John, the fun will cul-
minate in "Bat Night" at the
Cinnamon Bay amphitheater on
Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m.,
when wildlife biologist Renata
Platenberg will present a slide
show and information to dispel
myths about the animal.
As the only mammal species
native to the Virgin Islands, bats
play several key roles in the envi-
ronment, explained Platenberg.
"Bats are very, very benefi-
cial to humans," Platenberg said.
"They are really important in the
Caribbean for pollinating fruit
trees. The little insect eating bats
that come out at dusk can eat up
to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single
"And a really important piece of
information is that there is no ra-
bies in the Virgin Islands, so bats
pose no health risks to humans,"
added the wildlife biologist.
Despite the bats' many attri-

Bats are the only mammal
species native to the V.I.

butes, myths about the species
persist, which Platenberg is hop-
ing to clear up, she explained.
"We're hoping to change some
misconceptions people have about

bats in the Virgin Islands," said
the wildlife biologist.
With a new understanding of
the species, hopefully their num-
bers will increase as bat popula-
tions have been on the decline for
several years, according to Platen-
"We just completed a three-year
initial assessment of the popula-
tion status of bats, and we still
need to collect a lot more data,
but we've determined that bats are
probably fewer in number here
than on other Caribbean islands
and that is a cause of concern,"
she said.
"There are a few reasons why it
could be but we're looking at hab-
itat loss," Platenberg continued.
"Bats are losing their roost sites
and their foraging sites."
Harming the species is illegal
in the Virgin Islands as bats are
protected by the Endangered and
Indigenous Species Act, which
protects all native wildlife.
Bat Night, which is free of
charge, is expected to last about
one hour and will be a fun-filled
evening, Platenberg explained.
"The public should come be-
cause the night is going to be fun
and bats are cool," she said.
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Steve Simonsen captures the Waveplace Awards on video, above left, while Ali-Yah
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GBS Students Share Digital Storybooks

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite technical difficulties which prevented in-
ternational live streaming, Guy Benjamin School stu-
dents shared their digital storybooks with students in
Haiti, Nicaragua and Immokalee, Florida, on Friday
afternoon, October 24, during the Waveplace Awards
Sixteen GBS fourth graders took part in a 10-
week after school digital media pilot program last
year sponsored by Waveplace Foundation. Using XO
laptops, the students learned computer programming
and animation which they used to create digital sto-
The GBS program was the first of its kind in the
Caribbean for the growing One Laptop Per Child
movement, the seeds of which were planted years
ago in the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology.
Nicholas Negroponte and other MIT Media Lab
technicians succeeded in developing $200 laptops
and open-source software designed specifically for
children which was used to launch OLPC projects
Frequent St. John visitor Timothy Falconer was
inspired by the idea and started the non-profit Wave-
place Foundation to bring laptops to children around
the world, beginning in St. John.
Falconer collaborated with St. John School of the
Arts executive director Jan Kinder and GBS officials
to kick-start the program at the small Coral Bay el-
ementary school. Teacher William Stelzer and mentor
LaReesa Williams showed Mary Burks' GBS fourth
grade class the computer programming ropes dur-
ing the 10 week after school program from January
through March, 2007.
Combining applied mathematical principles and
storytelling skills, the students wrote narratives which
they then scripted to animation on subjects ranging
from pirates and bears to puppies.

Similar Waveplace Foundation pilot programs
were established in Haiti, Nicaragua and Immokalee,
Florida, with a total of about 100 students participat-
At the conclusion of the programs, three winners
were selected from each region. The winners from
GBS were A'Feyah Smith, Vanessa Jaramillo and Li-
ana Clendinen.
Judges in Germany, Australia, Japan, North Ameri-
can and Africa will choose one grand prize winner
from the 12 regional winners this week.
Using web cams and a teleconferencing website,
Waveplace officials originally intended for students
in each region to watch and listen to one another. Stu-
dents would share their winning storybooks with each
other and enjoy regional music and dances.
Although computer problems kept GBS students
from seeing and hearing the other students, the St.
John children were still able to participate in the
Students in Haiti, Nicaragua and Florida were able
to watch and hear the GBS students reciting their sto-
ries and listen to Quelbe music. Mahlon"Koko" Pick-
ering, Wesley Thomas and Wayne Clendinen kept the
rhythm going as GBS students clapped and danced
along to the traditional music of the Virgin Islands.
While planning for the awards showcase was
hampered by Hurricane Omar, more went right than
wrong, according to Falconer.
"While 'whatever can go wrong will,' in retrospect
quite a lot more went right than not," Falconer wrote
on the Waveplace website. "The dances by the chil-
dren were wonderful, and the story readings were all
better than hoped. The intro videos by the judges were
also great, as were the location introductions."
"The storybooks were of course the best part," Fal-
coner continued.
Award winners as well as an edited video featuring
all regions in the awards showcase will be posted on
the foundation's website www.waveplace.com.

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By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
After sold out premiere perfor-
mances last year, "Crackin' Deh
Nut" is searching the island for
gifted dancers as it returns to the
stage this holiday season.
A show written and directed by
Epiphany Theater Company and
produced in collaboration with St.
John School of the Arts, "Crackin'
Deh Nut" evolved from the Christ-
mas classic "The Nutcracker" but
its fans would argue that it is the
added dash of Caribbean spice
which makes it so hot.
"Originally, we were going to
do the actual ballet of 'The Nut-
cracker,'but we realized we would
never get enough ballet dancers,"
said Paul Devine, Epiphany The-
ater Company's managing direc-
Instead, the theater company
tapped into SJSA's choreography
skills to infuse tap, hip-hop, ballet,
and Spanish- and African-inspired
dance into a performance which
exudes Caribbean culture.
"The older people on St. John
feel the youth are losing their cul-
ture, so this is a way that kids on
St. John can learn about their own
culture and learn about dance at
the same time," Devine said.
While scenes are inspired by the
holiday classic "The Nutcracker,"
Epiphany's "Crackin' Deh Nut" is
a tribute to Caribbean culture, in-
corporating various dance forms
into a unique performance which
demonstrates how people from
around the world celebrate life.
The show brings out the spirit
of Christmas, with its theme about
discovering one's roots and learn-
ing from others to bring out the

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

Dancers at last year's popular holiday show displayed a
variety of skills.

best in oneself, Devine explained.
After a sensational debut, SJSA
wanted to make "Crackin' Deh
Nut" an annual event, giving the
school the opportunity to show-
case its students' progress year
after year.
"St. John School of the Arts is
using the show as a training mech-
anism," Devine said. "It is a way
for the school to do a real perfor-
mance with their students, not just
in the form of a recital."
While approximately half of the
cast will consist of students en-
rolled in SJSA, directors are look-
ing to recruit the remainder from
outside of the school.
Children and adults with some
dancing experience are encouraged
to audition for "Crackin' Deh Nut"
on October 27, 28 and 29 at SJSA
beginning at 6 p.m. Epiphany's an-
nual Christmas musical will hit the
stage this year on December 5, 6,
7, 12, 13 and 14.

Devine said the dancing and
the fact that the children are the
stars make "Crackin' Deh Nut"
"The show is done primarily by
youth even the central character
is a child," Devine said.
Last year 22 children played
parts in the show, but Devine said
he is looking to incorporate a few
more roles this December. Epipha-
ny is seeking children for speaking
roles as well as dancing parts in
the hip-hop sequence, but Devine
is hardly worried about filling the
"It was quite the hit last year -
we had sold out audiences for all
six performances," Devine said. "I
don't think we will have too much
of a problem we had a great
response last year and people are
looking forward to the show com-
ing back."
For more information call
Devine at 693-9410.

DPNR Lifts Beach Advisory for St. John

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning and Natural Re-
sources Division of Environmental Protection
has been testing the coastal waters surrounding
the territory since Hurricane Omar to determine
compliance with the Virgin Islands Water Quality
All areas tested on St. John meet VI. Water
Quality Standards, according to DPNR officials.
The beaches are: Oppenhiemer, Klein Bay, Hart
Bay, Chocolate Hole, Frank Bay, Cruz Bay, Great
Cruz Bay and Johnson's Bay.
The testing is conducted to evaluate the poten-
tial impact on water quality from sewage leaks,

spills or bypasses in the municipal sewage system
or conventional home septic systems as a result
of the hurricane and to identify areas that meet VI
Water Quality Standards for water recreational
All persons should be aware that storm water
runoff may also contain contaminants or pollut-
ants harmful to human health and therefore all
persons should avoid areas of storm water runoff
(ie: guts, puddles, and drainage basins).
DPNR will continue to monitor the coastal
waters of the territory and continue to inform the
public of water quality. For additional information
please call DPNR-DEP at 773-1082.

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Phone: (340) 776-6597
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St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008 13

Cafe Roma Re-opens with New Twists, But Same Great Food

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The beloved Cruz Bay Italian eatery Cafe
Roma re-opened on Friday evening, Oc-
tober 24, with a new owner, new tile floor
and newly painted bar but the same great
food and service.
John Hiebert bought the popular restau-
rant from long-time owner Joshlynn Starr,
who had been looking to sell the establish-
ment for several years. Starr took the restau-
rant over from its original owners who first
opened Cafe Roma's doors in 1981.
With Hiebert now at the reigns of one of
the most consistently popular restaurants in
downtown Cruz Bay, Cafe Roma remains in
good hands.
Originally from Connecticut, Hiebert cut
his teeth in the hospitality business in Flor-
ida where he ran several successful Italian
eateries over 20 years.
Since leaving Florida about seven years
ago, Hiebert has been calling Vermont home,
where he was a food and beverage manager
at several ski resorts.
Hiebert's wife Michelle is originally from
Trinidad and the couple, along with their
two daughters, had been looking to move to
back to the islands.
"We honeymooned on St. Thomas 18 years
ago and visited St. John back then," Hiebert
said. "We knew we wanted to move down

to the islands and obviously the restaurant
business was the way to go. We had been
looking at a lot of different restaurants."
The family made a scouting trip to Love
City before they approached Starr about
buying the restaurant, Hiebert explained.
"We watched Cafe Roma for about a year
and then we came down on our anniversary
this year," he said. "We didn't tell anyone
our plans, we just came down and checked
things out."
The couple obviously liked what they saw
- they started negotiating the sale before
returning to Vermont and putting up "For
Sale" signs, explained Hiebert.
"We started trying to put a deal together
in April and we went through all the steps,"
said the new Cafe Roma owner. "Then we
went back and opened the doors to our
house in Vermont and put "For Sale" signs
up on everything."
"We let people buy whatever they wanted
and whatever was left, we shipped down
here," Hiebert said.
With his 14- and nine-year-old daughters
attending Antilles School, the family settled
on St. Thomas.
"We figured it was easier for me to com-
mute than the girls," said Hiebert, who was
taking the travel time in stride, as he was
used to driving 40 minutes in Vermont to
reach a grocery store.

John Hiebert

The sale was finalized on July 8 and Cafe
Roma stayed open for about a week before
Hiebert closed the doors for renovations.
"We have a new tile floor and freshly
painted bar, but we didn't change the walls,"
Hiebert said. "The Italian scenes and clouds
are still there. The stars are still on the ceil-
ing too, but they're all freshly cleaned and
"We also went through the kitchen, where
we got some new kitchenware and spruced
things up," Hiebert continued.
Diners can expect the same great tratto-

ria-style fare which first made Cafe Roma a
favorite dinner locale almost 30 years ago,
with a few new additions like caesar salad,
shrimp and scallop scampi, chicken marsala
and homemade tiramisu.
While Hiebert tweaked the menu a bit,
what the hospitality business veteran didn't
change is equally important.
"I'm not changing the pizza recipe," said
Hiebert. "It's not broken, so there is no need
to fix it. It's a great recipe."
"We added a few things, but we didn't
really take anything off the menu," Hiebert
continued. "All the local favorite dishes are
still there."
Also new to Cafe Roma is call-ahead
seating, which Hiebert explained is not the
same as reservations, which are still not ac-
"We're going to let people call ahead,"
said the restaurant owner. "It's not like mak-
ing a reservation you can't call today for
tomorrow. You can call when you're walk-
ing out the door and get your name on the
Cafe Roma is open for dinner Monday
through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m., un-
til high season when the restaurant will be
open seven a days a week for dinner. Check
out the full menu at stjohn-caferoma.com.
For call ahead seating or take out, call the
restaurant at 776-6524.

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Patriots 38 Raiders 20
The Patriots never trailed as these two veteran teams met in the
early game. Nick Lopes tossed four TD's as he continued his scor-
ing touch. N'Kosi Jones and Weston Patrie also combined with
two TD receptions each, while Patrie ran for another score. It was
25-0 at the half but the never-say-die Raiders came roaring back
with 20 points in the third period led by Aspen Moore. Tomas and
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Rams 40 Packers 0
The Packers have shown great improvement as rookie coaches
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was shown by both teams. Great plays by Michael Ahladis on of-
fense and Jackson Barry on defense kept the excitement high.
Rams quarterback Justin Doran tossed five TD's to Lorence
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Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens

The College Application Process

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St. John Tradewinds
Many might agree that one of
the most stressful things which a
high school senior has to deal with
is their college applications.
I came into senior year thinking
I only had to fill out a couple of pa-
pers, take a few standardized tests,
write an essay, and then I would
get a letter in the mail saying,
"Malik Stevens, we would love to
have you at our school."
Unfortunately, what the expe-
rience has been thus far is hardly
anything that I had expected.
Balancing my applications
with Physics, Calculus and Gov-
ernment has been overwhelming.
After completing homework and
studying, there is hardly any time
to work on applications, and it is
even worse for those of us with
jobs and extracurricular activities.
There never seems to be enough
time in the day.
I've found the best way to get
my applications done in this in-
evitable situation is by looking at
tomorrow instead of today.
If we find ourselves asking,
"should I work on applications or
my Physics homework," some-

times we have to go with the ap-
plications, especially if there is a
deadline. The college we get into
is going to affect our lives much
more than the Physics test we
failed in high school.
I am not saying to always put
off the homework, but prioritiz-
ing sometimes means putting
aside one for the other. This is life.
Hopefully, teachers understand.
When we actually get to the ap-
plication, it becomes even more
frustrating. A college application
seems to be the most in-depth ap-
plication out there.
We have to answer a ton of
questions, not only about you, but
your family as well. Some ques-
tions are redundant, and others are
a bit too much. There are so many
personal questions on the applica-
tion, I would not be surprised if
they started asking for a student's
blood type.
Not only is the college applica-
tion process time-consuming and
frustrating, but it is also costly.
Students have to pay for SATs they
take. We have to pay for college
trips, sometimes to visit schools
and other times for interviews. We

even have to pay to apply to cer-
tain schools.
Even when the college applica-
tion process is over, we now have
to deal with the college fees. I
hear older people still complain-
ing about their student loans. The
money issue is scary, especially
because we are in a recession.
Before we even get to the stress-
es of the application, we need to
decide where will we be applying.
This is my biggest problem. Even
though I went on a college trip and
have heard good things about cer-
tain schools, where I want to go
still a major question.
As of now, I am just applying to
a few places. Then, when the re-
sults come in I will choose where
I will attend. Throughout the year,
I hope to become more passionate
towards one of my school choices.
Even though college applica-
tions are time-consuming, frustrat-
ing, and costly, they do pay off.
When students work hard and take
their time on college applications,
they will get back the results they
deserve. Hopefully, that will be
heading off to the college of their

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Malik Stevens

St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008 15



St. John Tradewinds
From Coral Bay to Cruz Bay,
the recycling bug is catching on! If
you haven't noticed by now, green
recycling bins have been placed at
several convenient spots around
the island. Coral Bay has a very
active bin next to the dumpsters;
Connections in Cruz Bay; the Gift
Hill dumpster and a new location
at Kilroy's laundry are all recy-
cling spots.
Volunteer recyclers have "ad-
opted" the bins and are providing
the labor to empty the bins regu-
larly. This new, grass-roots effort
has been very successful. More
volunteers are needed to "adopt"
an area. Please, if you're interested
in reducing the size of our already
over-burdened landfills we need
you. We are especially interested
in a person who has a truck to haul
cans. It could be very lucrative.
Veterans Unite

A drive is on to identify St. John
veterans. The American Legion,
in cooperation with the Delegate
to Congress's office, is seeking
the names of all St. John veterans,
past and present. The Office of
Veteran's Affairs has indicated that
a permanent auxiliary clinic could
be located on St. John if enough
veterans are identified.
Anyone who is a veteran of
any of the branches of service, or
knows of veterans, including de-
ceased veterans, we need to have
that information.
Calling All Teens
The St. John Youth Committee
is looking for members. If you
live on St. John and are between
the ages of 14 and 22, we would
like you to consider membership.
The St. John Youth Committee is
a community action group, which
was formed a year ago.
Its members are already very ac-
tive in effecting government pol-

icy concerning youth issues and
enabling youth to improve recre-
ational facilities and create new
youth programs. We want every-
one to be part of this movement.
Veterans on the Move
Tuesday, November 11, is Vet-
erans Day and the community is
invited to watch the annual Veter-
ans Day parade in Cruz Bay. In ad-
dition to the parade, which begins
at 11 a.m. at the tennis courts and
ends at the V.I. National Park ball
field, a celebration of veterans is
planned and the community is in-
vited to attend.
A barbecue and American Le-
gion flag football game is planned.
The Love City Pan Dragons will
perform. This should be a wonder-
ful community event. Please call
Aubrey Sewer at 779-4158 for
more information.
Better Athletic Facilities
A movement is on to improve
the VINP field. The plan is to com-

pletely renovate the field itself
and to provide new fencing and
dugouts. Volunteer construction
businesses have already answered
the call but we need as many vol-
unteers as possible to make this
project a reality. This "private-
public" partnership between the
Department of Housing, Parks and
Recreation and the citizens of St.
John, is a great first step in im-
proving athletic facilities for all of
St. John.
We need persons with excava-
tion and civil engineering experi-
ence. Fence erection, underground
utility and landscaping experience
is also needed. This is a chance
to partner with the government to
make St. John a better place for
our youth.
Epiphany Is at It Again
The Epiphany Theater Company
will be reprising its recent comedy
"Keep 'Em Guessin'" at the St.
John School of the Arts, Novem-
ber 21, 22 and 23. This mad-cap
comedy is sure to keep the funny
bone tickled and spirits high. All
shows begin at 7:30 p.m.
Auditions for Epiphany's annual
Christmas musical "Crackin' Deh
Nut" are scheduled for October 27,
28 and 29 at the St. John School
of the Arts at 6 p.m. Children and
adults with some dancing experi-
ence are encouraged to apply.
This show was written and di-
rected by Epiphany and produced

in cooperation with the SJSA. Last
season's premier performance by
local children and adults was a
tribute to Caribbean culture and
based on the classic ballet "The
Nutcracker." The production is
sure to bring the true spirit of the
holidays to all. Shows will be De-
cember 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14.
Let's Bring Out the Vote
November 4 is election day.
All voters are encouraged to get
out and vote for the candidate of
their choice. This general election
could be one of the most important
in recent memory as energy, the
economy and local government
are all major concerns for Virgin
The St. John Community Foun-
dation will be hosting a senatorial
forum on October 28 at the Westin
Resort and Villas ballroom from 6
to 9 p.m. They are hoping that ev-
ery St. John voter will attend this
free event.
Please submit your questions for
the senate candidates by fax 693-
9410 or email allawe@sjcf.org.
As time allows, questions from
the audience will be entertained.
Please call Paul Devine, execu-
tive director at 693-9410 or 514-
6615 for more information about
the senate forum, the St. John re-
cycling group, to join the Youth
Committee or to volunteer. Call
Jerry Runyon at 776-6445 to re-
port veterans.

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for an evening of candid discussion and information gathering.
Don't miss this chance to hear your candidates and learn how they stand on the important issues of the day.
Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions at the forum.

Admittance is FREE!!
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

St. John boys in
the Rites of Passage
group participated in
a number of outdoor
activities and hikes
with male mentors.

Rites of Passage Honors Members, Thanks Community

Greetings Love City,
After great anticipation, much sweat and even a
few tears, our Boy's Rites of Passage Program com-
menced with its closing ceremony at the St. John
School of the Arts on October 25. Reclaiming the
Trail was a grassroots pilot project partially funded
by LEPC in an effort to prevent youth delinquency
on St. John.
We honored our nine mentors and 21 boys who par-
ticipated in our program. Our boys were given many
challenges and tests of character, and each uniquely
rose to the occasion with flying colors. Let us remem-
ber to encourage them in everything good they do!
If you know any of these young people, please don't
hesitate to congratulate them!
Youth members honored for their full attendance in
the program were: Abari Meade, Adeson Rogers Jr.,
Amoi Athanase, Austin Augustin, Devante Bartlette,
Dont6 Smith, Halsted Francis Jr., Jah-haile Bruce,
Jahjuan Williams, Jahmeel Fahie, JahQuan Sprauve,
Jahreem Fahie, Kwasi Browne, Malik Richards,
Shakeem Meade, Siyolo Olivieri and Terell Hynd-
Youth honorary members included: Bryan Morton,
Careem Albert, Johnny Odenbach, Marcus Stevens,
Marquis Pilgrim, Sabrikah Bryan, Sheniqua Davis
and Yalfri Santana. To those of you whom I have not
mentioned who attended the fishing trip, thank you!
In random order, I would like to express my deep-
est and most sincere thanks to the following: N.PL
Communications Inc., which was founded by Nancy
P. Lewis to help empower individuals through train-
ing projects and development activities. Lewis is cur-
rently working on St. Thomas projects which include
The Second Chance Empowerment Program helping
young prison inmates return to positive civilian life
upon their release. I am very thankful she allowed
me the opportunity to work through her organization.
Keep pressing forward and be blessed Nancy!
Cheryl I. Miller, "Mango Mama," Vice President
of N.P.L.C. Inc. You have been my life support sys-
tem, giving me the juice to stay with the goal! If it
wasn't for you, I may have thrown in the towel! You
are a creative inspiration to work with, and I hope a
lifetime of friendship to follow! Thank You!
The Mentors: Charleston "Duice" Charles, is the
head Coach of Umoja basketball team, who not only

dedicated his time and energy to this project but also
his heart and mind. Iron sharpen iron, Duice and I am
eternally grateful for your challenges in keeping me
sharp while in the game! Thank You!
Chris Powell, the "Daddy" mentor, provided so
much of his time and support by being dependable
and compassionate. I appreciated the time we spent
on the Saturday trips that took us around so many pre-
served historic sites and reminded us of the best and
most beautiful parts of St. John. Thank you!
Alton Evans, is an amazing artist, entrepreneur and
over all conscious human. Being a mentor is some-
thing bor in you, please keep doing it. Thank you for
all of your encouragement and strong support.
Keith "Mawuli" Benjamin is an inspirational per-
son on many levels and a very caring friend indeed.
Thank you for your strong commitment to this pro-
gram from the very first, when it was just a thought.
Your path is filled with only the best, most blessed
experiences for your positive attitude creates this.
Thank you!
Although I do not have enough room to write some-
thing about each of you, please know that I am always
comforted that there are such intelligent and caring
men in our community to do this work. You deserve
thanks and support. Keep it up: Delroy "Ital" Antho-
ny; Eddie "Baba" Bruce; Keith "Keibo" Brown; Rory
"Kemba" Reid; Roy "Feba" Reid; and "Ras Manny"
Thanks to our community sponsors and volunteers:
Abba Mead; Boyson Inc.; Caneel Bay (Alvin Nazario/
Sean Carney); Friends of V.I. National Park (Audrey
Penn); VI. National Park staff (Laurel Bigrig-Bran-
nick/Paul Thomas); Iroquois Builders; Joyce Sprauve;
Julio "Kiko" Javier; Julius E. Sprauve School; Keith
"Keibo" Brown; Kristen Cox; Laurie Odenbach; Law
Enforcement Planning Commission (Flemon Lewis
and Meredith Neilson); Mahlon "Coco" Pickering;
Neville Samuel Jr.; Pine Peace Market; St. John Ice;
St. John School of the Arts; St. Ursula's Multipurpose
Center; Starfish Market (Nedra Ephram); Gifft Hill
School (Ben Biddle); Evangelical Lutheran Church (
Pastor Sampson); Mail Center (Nakira Daniel); Per-
fect Ashler Lodge; and the Westin Resort and Villas
(James Dalmida and Brian Koenitzer).
Blessed Love,
Zarah Rose

Tradewinds Publishing

Starting with the November 3-9, 2008 edition,
St. John Tradewinds will be sold on newsstands
for one dollar, due to increased costs associated
with printing and delivery.

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and U.S. Virgin Islands subscriptions will be $70 per year,
due to increased costs associated with postage rates.

St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008 17

Residents of St. John, brave witnesses, jury mem-
bers, Brenda Scales and Renee Gumbs-Carty thank
you for your hard work and service to Jamie's family
and the St. John community. There are now three evil,
violent men off the streets of Love City.
Only because St Johnians stood together on the
side of Justice for Jamie were we able to receive the
murder one verdict for Jahlil Ward and a possibility
of 40 years each for Anselmo Boston and Kamal (Six-
pack) Thomas. I owe a great debt to many residents
that have supported me during the past 18 months. I
have received so many phone calls, emails, even hand
written letters from other victims encouraging me to
continue to fight for Jamie in any means necessary. So
that is exactly what I did.
If anyone has the opportunity to read the tran-
scripts from the recent murder trial you will find that
all along we were correct. The police did very little to
investigate our sons murder. They did not execute the
one search warrant for which they applied.
No one ever searched Kamal Thomas' home or
Selmo's as far as I can tell. It took until the end of Au-
gust or early September (2007) for the police to im-
pound the getaway car. There was no forensic/DNA
evidence found.
We did receive justice and for that I am very grate-
ful. We received way more than we expected and we
thank the brave jury and witnesses and the prosecu-
tors, because they received little help from the police
The reason for my letter is two-fold I have already
addressed one and now I feel obligated to react to the
situation of 911 on St. John. It is very possible my
son Jamie would be alive today if there was anyone
answering the phone at Jurgen Command or 911.
I want to help get St. John its own 911 system with
someone that actually answers the phone. Knowing
the St. John residents as I do, I believe 911 could be
covered by volunteers. Each day I read more about the

wonderful caring people of St. John giving their time
to run fundraiser after fundraiser, cleaning beaches
and the weekly hike through the National Park Trails
to clean debris. So I would call upon volunteers.
While IBM is revamping the system we need to fight
together for St. John and I am putting myself out there
if anyone has any ideas as to how I may help.
Although my son is gone I would like to help the
many other people in need of a real 911, not just vic-
tims of violence but any and all emergency situations
that come to pass.
You deserve to be covered by a St. John 911. Jamie
deserved a 911 system with someone on the other end
of the phone. If the tapes were made public as they
are in the US, you could hear the desperate calls made
to 911. Jamie may be alive today if help had come
I absolutely believe the Justice Department and
prosecutors worked endlessly to receive Justice for
Jamie. Having Sara Lezama as public information of-
ficer has been not only comforting, but finally we ac-
tually had some questions answered rather than being
stonewalled by the likes of Charlotte Poole Davis.
Again, justice has been served because of hard
work by the prosecutors' office, brave witnesses and
a jury that took their job seriously, sifted through the
evidence and came to a just decision. Ours thanks to
everyone that stood with us against evil.
Communication and transparency is key when
dealing with victims and I pray, in the future, VIPD
Commissioner McCall will encourage his employees
to be cooperative and compassionate with all victims
of crime.
We have one more final day in court, sentencing
is scheduled for November 14. Please pray with us
for the maximum penalty allowed by law for the men
that brutally beat and stabbed my beautiful Jamie to
Jeanie Cockayne

Tax Bills Would Bring Devastating Hardship to Residents

Good Day Governor,
Let me begin by saying what a terrific job I think
you are doing! These are tough times (here and every-
where) and I want to thank you so very much for all
that you have done (and continue to do) to effect the
necessary changes that will get us through these very
trying times. I am glad I voted for you; I continue to
support you; and in the pending election plan to vote
for those in the Senate that support you as well.
What I am puzzled by is how you can allow the
newly calculated property tax figures to stand, partic-
ularly for St. John. You might as well take a hand gun
and individually shoot most of the native (as well as
the long standing) St. John residents. The decision to

destroy us is just as conscious and just as avoidable.
I understand that the tax structure is antiquated and
that the government needs its revenues in order to
"fully finance the Fiscal Year 2009 Executive Budget
and to provide Virgin Island residents with essential
government services," according to Attorney General
Vincent Frazier, as quoted in the Tradewinds, 10/13
-19. But it seems ironic that you are asking your con-
stituents to bail out (the long standing woes in) the
government budget by instantaneously upturning our
individual budgets.
How in the world are we supposed to come up with
the money to pay for these exorbitant, overnight, in-
Continued on Page 20

Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2

MaLinda Nelson

Jaime Elliott

Andrea Milam, Susan Mann,
Barbara Winch, Katie Tarta

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


Rohan Roberts

Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 11
Under Investigation: 11
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 54
Under Investigation: 54
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 57
Under Investigation: 57
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

18 St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008




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

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 open
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

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

Birth Announcement

Brooklyn Dee Payne Born on October 14, 2008

Aaron and Robyn Payne
welcomed Brooklyn Dee
Payne on October 14, at
8:03 p.m.
Brooklyn was born
weighing 6 pounds, 2.4
ounces and 19 inches
long. The proud parents
are happy to have her
join their family here on
beautiful St. John.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

St. John Tradewinds
October was designated Do-
mestic Violence Awareness Month
with the intention of increasing
understanding, awareness and
education about what domestic
violence really is, as there are so
many misconceptions and false
stereotypes associated with do-
mestic violence.
Domestic Violence Awareness
Month is also a time, as a nation
that we mourn those who have lost
their lives at the hands of an inti-
mate partner. This is the idea be-
hind the "Remember My Name"
project initiated by The National
Coalition Against Domestic Vio-
lence in cooperation with "Ms.
Magazine," which includes a
national registry of names of all
those who have lost their lives to
domestic violence.
October is also time, of course
to remind the community of the
resources available for anyone in a
volatile domestic situation.
Since there are so many mis-
conceptions about what domes-
tic violence really is, understand
domestic violence is when an in-
timate partner attempts to intimi-
date, control, degrade, threaten or

St. John Tradewinds News Photos Tom Oat

Marissa Duncan distribut-
ed information DVAM about
SJCCC at CareForce 2008.
otherwise emotionally, verbally,
physically or sexually harm or
abuse their partner.
More specifically, are you afraid
of your partner? Does your part-
ner put you down, attack your self
worth, insult you, using degrading
or foul language? Has your part-
ner ever attempted to restrain you
from leaving or tried to isolate you
from family and friends? Has your
partner made threats of violence,

with or without a weapon?
If so, it may be difficult to face,
but these are clear signs of domes-
tic violence as much as the more
obvious physical abuse involved
in pushing around, shoving, kick-
ing, hitting, or actually using a
weapon to attack.
We as a community need to un-
derstand that the victim of domes-
tic violence does not cause and
connot fix the problem by being
more cooperative or attentive to
their partner. Excusing, rational-
izing or otherwise covering for
an abusive partner only endangers
you and likely, the children of the
household, but also allows the
cycle of domestic violence to get
passed on to the next generation.
The St. John Community Crisis
Center has a staff of experienced
and qualified counselors and advo-
cates who will honor and respect
your confidentiality as well as
your right to choose how you pro-
ceed in healing from the trauma of
domestic violence.
Katie Cunningham ACSW is a
counselor at The St. John Commu-
nity Crisis Center. Please contact
us at 693-7233 for more informa-
tion or an appointment.

St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008 19

St. John Tradewinds News Photos Tom Oat
The historic Elaine I. Sprauve Library is looking bright and sunny with its fresh coat
of yellow paint. The renovations are on schedule and will be finished by the end of
the year.

VIEO Calling for Renewable Energy Rebate Vendors

St. John Tradewinds
The VI. Energy Office (VIEO) is calling for ven-
dors for the upcoming 2008/2009 energy efficiency
and renewable energy rebate program and the Energy
Star appliance rebate program.
Both programs are designed to educate the public
and offer financial assistance as an incentive to pur-
chase energy efficient and renewable energy prod-
The Energy Office, a division of the Office of the
Governor, invites all Virgin Islands businesses in-
terested in providing energy efficient and renewable
energy products and services to contact the Energy

Office for information on how to become a "VIEO
Certified Rebate Dealer."
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Re-
bate Program and the Energy Star Appliance Rebate
Program will run concurrently from October 1, 2008
through July 31, 2009.
Present and former certified rebate dealers are re-
quired to submit a new application for re-certification.
Interested vendors on St. Thomas can pick up appli-
cations at the V.I. Energy Office on the second floor at
the Cyril E. King Airport.
The deadline for applications to be returned is De-
cember 31 of this year.

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Standard Gross Receipts Tax

Exemptions Almost Doubled
St. John Tradewinds
Regardless of the campaign tax rhetoric in the U.S. presidential
campaign, Virgin Islands small businesses got a major tax break in
September when the standard gross receipt tax exemptions were
almost doubled.
Taxpayers with gross receipts of less than $225,000 are now
eligible for the monthly standard gross receipts exemption, which
has been raised from $5,000 to $9,000 per month, according to a
press release from BIR.
The law providing tax relief for small business taxpayers in the
area of gross receipts tax, Act No. 7015, was signed into law by
Governor John P deJongh on September 17.
The new law will affect gross receipts returns beginning with
the September 2008 monthly gross receipts return, according to
BIR Director Thomas. The annual gross receipts returns, which are
due on January 30, 2009, will also be affected, beginning with the
month of September 2008, according to BIR.
Taxpayers who have gross receipts of less than $150,000 will be
eligible for a $5,000 per month exemption through the month of
August. The August returns were due on September 230.
Beginning September 1, 2008, taxpayers with gross receipts that
are less than $225,000 will be eligible for the $9,000 per month
exemption, according to the BIR release. The September gross re-
ceipts tax return is due October 30, 2008.
"There is no retroactive effect of this amendment; therefore no
taxpayer will be eligible for the $9,000 per month exemption prior
to the September 2008 return," BIR officials cautioned. "Tax pay-
ers who may have erroneously taken the exemption prior to the
September 2008 return will receive a bill for the additional tax,
penalties and interest owed."
Forms are being updated, but in the interim, taxpayers are
asked to use the existing forms and include the correct exemption
amount, according to the BIR release.


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Recruitment Underway for Auxiliary Police Officers


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I, Continued from Page 7
rary shelter at Julius E. Sprauve School for the resi-
dents of St. John," he said. "She solicited sheets, pil-
lows, and cots from Caneel Bay Resort; food from the
Virgin Grand, now the Westin Resort; and personally
transported supplies from the clinic in preparation for
and the continuation of medical care during and after
the storm."
Weathering Storms
"Unbeknownst to her, this would be the norm for
the next several months since structural damage from
Hurricane Hugo required repairs to Myrah Keating
Clinic," continued Willigerod. "During the next three
S months, Dr. Barot worked without complaint in tem-
porary quarters at Morris DeCastro, the Westin, Na-
tional Park and then back to DeCastro. Her resolve
was again tested by Hurricane Marilyn and she again
rose to the occasion as a temporary shelter was set up
at Sprauve School."

Continued from Page 5
right now getting the information out in the commu-
nity and getting enough applications is a critical is-
sue," she said.
CIT Actively Recruiting
CIT is actively recruiting auxiliary police appli-
cants by posting flyers around the island, securing
more advertising space and talking to interested resi-
dents face-to-face, according to the CIT chair.
"We need to continue to secure our community and
this is one very positive way to help make the com-
S munity safer," Simon said.
In addition to keeping the community safer, auxil-
iary police officers have economic incentives as well
S as career advancement opportunities to consider.
S "The economy is slow as we all know so it is a
great opportunity to bring in added income," Simon
0 said. "There are also advancement opportunities to go
from an auxiliary police officer to a full time police
( Auxiliary police officers, which make 75 percent
I of a starting police officer's hourly pay, study, train
and prepare themselves to assist regular police offi-
cers in an array of duties.

"Selfless Devotion"
While Dr. Barot's professional expertise is un-
matched, she is perfect for this year's vocational
award for deeper reasons, explained Willigerod.
"Dr. Barot shares with the residents and visitors of
St. John a selfless devotion that is undeniable," said
Willigerod. "She offers a gift of medical intuition that
is unparalleled in medical diagnosis and bestows a
heart that makes everyone she comes in contact with
feel as if a friend."
"Regardless of the time of day and circumstances,
she does not lose her sense of humor, compassion,
empathy or professionalism with patients and co-
workers alike," the Rotarian continued. "She gives
of her time away from Myrah Keating assisting in
providing coverage at Schneider Regional Medical
Center in St. Thomas or by covering extra shifts at
our clinic enabling Dr. DeJames to travel over. She is
truly our treasure of the islands."



Continued from Page 17
creases? My personal tax bill went up 298 percent! I
know that there are exemptions being offered under
Act 6991 but they are not nearly enough to offset the
increases here on St. John.
It all may look good on paper, but in reality, what
are we, as individuals, to do? Many of us are just try-
ing to cope with the rising costs of everything else...
these tax bills will bring the ceiling down on many
of us.
It really doesn't matter what "essential services"
we (V.I. residents) are to receive if we ultimately lose
our homes and/or our land in order to pay for them.!
And ironically, the real estate market is so dismal that
selling for a fair price is not even possible so are
we to lose them to foreclosure? What exactly are our
options if we just can't come up with the additional
monies? I don't see any. You are asking for blood
from stones.
The government, on the other hand, does have op-

tions. Why not implement a tax structure that is based
upon purchase price (or construction price) at the
time of purchase (or construction), with a cap on the
amount of annual increases allowed? This has been
suggested before and, much like the NYC rent con-
trolled and rent stabilized systems, would allow the
long-term residents to continue without devastating
hardship and yet also allow for increased revenues
from newcomers who can afford to purchase at high
prices, and are aware of the tax structure they are get-
ting into.
I admire your for your strength, your courage,
your tenacity, your wisdom and your heart. I appeal
to you...please rethink the tax structure. The impact
of these newly calculated tax bills, on each and ev-
ery one of us, will be felt immediately and the conse-
quences the worst imaginable.
Judith L. Hagberg

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Tax Bills Would Bring Devastating Hardship To Residents



"Because we have a shortage of police, we need
help in a variety of areas," Simon said.
Security and Neighborhood Watch Duties
While members of the police auxiliary augment
regular VIPD officers in various ways, largely de-
pending on the needs of the community, a few du-
ties would include providing security at civic events,
managing neighborhood crime watch programs and
riding along with police officers. An auxiliary mem-
ber must work a minimum of 20 hours per month, but
can work up to 30 hours per week.
"I think the program provides a lot of flexibility
as far as an opportunity for extra income," Simon
said. "There are opportunities for a whole gamut of
people perhaps drivers who work early mornings,
employees in the fire department, construction work-
ers who finish by the early afternoon or waiters with
certain days off would have a very seamless transition
as far as time commitments go."
Information about the application process can be
obtained at VIPD's web site: http://www.vipd.gov.vi/
workwith us/police-aux-service.aspx#5 or by call-
ing the St. Thomas/St. John police recruiter at (340)

St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008 21

St. John Police Report

St. John Police Department:
693-8880 or 911
Cellular 911: 776-9110
St. John Fire Service: 776-6333

Sunday, October 19 larceny.
1:45 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident c/r 1:10 p.m. A worker at the Sirenusa site c/r a hit
that someone broke into her home. Burglary. and run accident. Auto accident.
Monday, October 20 Wednesday, October 22
10:25 p.m. A resident of S/V Phgawee, Choco- 9:05 a.m. A resident c/r a break-in at a villa.
late Hole, p/r that someone stole his anchor, chain 11:45 a.m. A resident c/r that he was assaulted
and rod from his vessel. Grand larceny. by a male on a construction site in Peter Bay. Sim-
12:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that ple assault.
he lost his wallet in the area of Frank Powell Park. 12:10 p.m. An Estate Emmaus resident p/r that
Lost wallet. an unknown Caucasian female took his dogs off
4:40 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident p/r that a his property without his permission. Grand lar-
male has been threatening to do him and his wife ceny.
bodily harm. Disturbance of the peace. Thursday, October 23
10:30 p.m. A resident c/r a disturbance at 6:45 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that
Rhumb Lines in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the she hit a pedestrian with her vehicle in the area of
peace. Estate Enighed. Auto accident.
No time given An Estate Contant resident c/r a 8:15 a.m. A resident p/r an accident with PD-
disturbance at his home. 41 in the area of Pine Peace.
Tuesday, October 21 Friday, October 24
11:05 a.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r that some- 9:00 a.m. Centurion c/r an alarm sounding at a
one stole his tool bag out of his vehicle. Grand residence on Gift Hill. Activated alarm.

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Community Calendar

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.

October 27-31
The public is invited to participate in evangelistic services of
the Bethany and Emmaus Moravian Churches featuring The Rev.
Adrian Smith of the Antigua Conference on 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 ballroom and hopes all residents
Wednesday, October 29
Due to a scheduling conflict with the St. John Community Foun-
dation senatorial forum, the St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce meeting will be on Wednesday,
October 29, at 5:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's multipurpose center.
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.
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.
Tuesday, November 11
Tuesday, November 11, is Veterans Day and the community is
invited to watch the annual Veterans Day parade in Cruz Bay. In
addition to the parade, which begins at 11 a.m. at the tennis courts
and ends at the V.I. National Park ball field, a celebration of veter-
ans is planned and the community is invited to attend.
Thursday, November 13
The St. John Business After Hours be at Ocean Grill on Thurs-
day, November 13. There will be the famous $2 chamber bar, door
prizes and the 50/50 raffle.
November 21-22
St. John, Epiphany Theater Company will be reprising its show
"Keep 'Em Guessin'" November 21-23. This series of short skits
will surely bring a smile to your face. All shows begin at 7:30 at St.
John School of the Arts
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

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

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

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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

2 Bed Gift Hill Apt.,
furnished, $2800
+ electricity. 513-9661

(2) 2 bedroom, 2 baths.
All appliances, A/C, W/D,
furnished or un-furnished.
First, last and security.
Call 775-7561.


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
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.


Brand New Office
& Retail Space

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

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

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



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

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available

For Space Call

Nick 771-3737

24 St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008

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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Galleries Landscaping
Maho Bay Art Center Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery, tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
recycled art, tie dye, paper making P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008 25

TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWN Coral Bay
. O UNT RY 340-774-7962
/ C XIos !i 340-777-5350 fax
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box191, St.John, VI00831

Team San Martin Waterfront Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. on h S
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 000 R will be yours. Island
Christiansted VI 00820 Outtandng dreams do come true!
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartin.com Outstanding Results.

Tradewinds Publishing, P.O. BOX 1500, St. John, VI 00831
or call 340-776-6496 with VISA or MasterCard

"Surtslde" is a three bedroom home located in
the uniquely beautiful Reef Bay area of Fish Bay,
Siluated on the edge of undveloped National
Park land, the home is a short stro via nature
path to Ihe white sand beach of Reef Bay where
you can enjoy snorkeling surfing. swimming and
beach combing. Ample porches, sunning decks,
pool ad Jacuzzi, ai-condilioned bedrooms and
Push landscaping complete the picture. $2.1M

"naror View New a Dearoom, 3 Damroom
villa under construction & nearing completion.
Enjoy views of Coral Bay harbor and constant
cooling breezes. Fine finishes including:
mahogany doom windows & vanitiesstone
showersSallilo Mexican tile & more. Great
room & bedrooms open lo a large tiled deck.
Pool has been poured. Lower level 3rd
bedroom could beat. $125M

"Coral Crest Condo" is a large three bedroom, free standing unit in a great location in an
established condominiurn development located just above Cruz Bay, Enjoy coling breezes and
expansive views of the Caribbean, Great Cruz & Chocolate Hole Bays. New common pool. $725,
"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos under construction in Cruz Bay. Two,
three and four bedrooms available, AC, walk to Frank Bay beach and iown. Waer views, high
quality appliances. These will be some of the most specious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Completion scheduled for late 2008. Special pre-conslruction prices: $825,000 to $1,6M OR
Fractional Ownership Opponunity! Buy one quarter ownership in a 2, 3. or4 bedroom condo.
"COMMERCIAL ZONING" Reduced Business Zoned (B-3) Property. .43 Acres conveniently
located between Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort, on the way to the many rental villas on S- John's
South Shore, and abutting the almost completed Greenleaf Commons and Guinea Grove
Apartments. Zoning Laws allow for 3 stories. & commercial and residential use. $595,000

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

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

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

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

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

4I0 rIAS () I

acre of easily accessible
land located just a few
minutes' walk from Coral
Bay and Hurricane Hole.
The moderately elevated
terrain allows for nice
views and an easy build.
All reasonable offers will
be considered..................
........... Listing Price 135k

BORDEAUX LAND -HUGE VIEWS! A .56 acre lot with panoramic views of the BVI chain,
Coral Bay, and the East End of St. John. Feature such as a flat building site, mature trees, cool
breeze, and quiet Bordeaux Mountain neighborhood make this the perfect spot to build your
dream hom e .................................. ...................................... Priced to sell at 380K
Contact Richard Baranowski340-690-1176 richard_baranowski@yahoo.com

26 St. John Tradewinds, October 27-November 2, 2008

John McCann & Assoc..

locaftd inn n exclsIive g;led
conmnulniiy. E ~epftionally flur-
ishrd 4 4R. 4.5BA wiLh large
pool area and conveniently
located just sieps away From a
Sx luded wuIt L NAndv beash
11M. i i X] ft.0OOO.

trained 2 unil home close to awesome vacacior renal al
Cruz BuT. Isi ~nit is 3brl bomc with equal 2br. 2ha
Zha 2nd nsI a Zhr 21h cioic p' a "llU! e I.arge
Both u irt are in cxecllcnrT rc.l room leid" to a a-ll
condition. Just a 599,00d0. of gLas. Pool. $1,175,ODO.
EXQUISITE SII5 ,5IA 1 Laicly villa in a mulLi millinI doLlar neighbarTnnid JUST $2.199,99.
TWO HOMES nntriTIng compact n. A 2br. 2ba and Lbr. ]b coIlnIae. HIu viewi$. Jtisi SPS.000.
BONUS I PrivaIt well maintained home in Coral Bay with an EXTRA LOT! ONLY S425.000.
Developer Units GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcLttchfropn d.vcl, W]kt :4 This 2BR, ].5BA unit is
lwnu from Ihesc 12)2br 2b* just on mile rom Cruz
units starring al 7i5,OOD-. oay- Atmaziig nL urset waer
And, (2) 3br 2ba Ouits viewt-, oversized vraiindi
starling aLt l.100,000. 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 condo devel, is nearly complcit. 2.3 & 4BR ovil.- & betin ai i$1.I100,00.

Pians and expired permits parcel in peaceful Fish
for a I1B unit rdl aromin l BBay. The perfect building
ptijcrL. Iifca S ,31s loaCSiin fo1 r your dream
warLr vPews over looking vparab]t villa w ciews
St. Thomas. i2.750.000. IheAn MacyPe. 9A25.000.
PBECIAL PRICEII Virin Graond Es*ptes tww O nraics c0.4lt d*-cre lots. E*oh Ifor nly 2.1 5,0200.
18 ACRES G 2 ROUb-dividge Irtr above Rendelvou7 with mot rroAF paved Cill us .or De4tils.,
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Motivated Ownec! Carolina .25+1- ac Great views. S209,999.
DUB-ED[VDABLE pAriel inar Cora Bay. ner epropo o~ r Pilburo Sjound................ S$42.000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable a orth shror vicws........ j $.500.000
ON TOP OF TIH WORLDI the highest point j n Mamcy PSek. Amazing 360 Vmiews. $wt,599,000
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-mc.knoll lop wp noramic views exiellcnt developmrnc poiIntieal.S .299.999.
FRoEEMAN GROiUND Large sub-dividable 1.73+/- aI lot with great water ies.....s 449,9i9
RBDUCED oversized loc in Coral Bay near proposed marina project ............ IUST S$310,00.
FLAT 9ureTHURSDe I- parCel In I( in lia`y huld and v30iews IITrrTca H Inle S137,500T
EMMAUS A great ol a.1 R great price with buge Coral Bay harbor Views .....NOw just 145,0010.
WEST[N VACAT[ON CLUB Relea and enjoy a I SCUBAtPLEASRE boai business wLth impres.
wO$k in pr*Fdise. Acess 10 B ech, p*oli, sive 4 y.'ar history. Incl. 20041 Powerclt And all
1iL'Lc s club. ccanis, bares, cclumIanJ;irl s and d4v ePqVU Ip You 1 r lin, bulneC IFO 'n 169,4900.
shoppLng. MosI weeks are avaiLable. Prices LOCATION, LOCATION Many options exisit
range from $I11.500 to $125.000. f r ihis Retail Shapping Center. $2,25-0,0010.



806 fax s. .. : SS 00 "..

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

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.
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.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/ 2
bath home on aflat 34acre site adjacent to National Park. Enjoy
all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the
secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000.
WINDSONG- Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.

ESTATE BELLEVUE- Views from Ram Head to Ditleff Pt.
from this 6 acre parcel suitable for subdivision. R-1 zoning
with C&R's. Access through Bellevue Village. $1,500,000.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk to
Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $285,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $350,000.
CATHERINEBERG- Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 13 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy.......................$205,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views.......................... $250,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included.............$329,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo.......................... $375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel.............................$389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac ................................... $425,000
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$299k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site .................................. $280k
Lower Bordeaux, BVI views, paved road.................. $199k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway.................................... $255k
Gentle slope, Bordeaux Mt., 0.63 ac................................. $349k
C ora l H arbor view s.......................................... ......... ..... $350 k
Ironwood Rd, views, house plans...................................... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views .................. .................. $379k
BVI views, one acre+................. ......................... $415,500

This popular 3br, 3ba vacation rach in I'fiv3aLcr Jlay. IsI
rental vilLA wilh *reat CaTib- parcel has 155.f of diTr~c
hean flir brhati va n mdli sand:'coral beachfront. The
levcl dccks and am LnvLlin a;dJrac-tl parcel imatpLAins ls
pool coupled with paniorarmi wn de4edd bieah path. 3Boi
views over Rendezvous Bay. pacL-cls ac vctF prifvr[ac. 'hI
An amaring price ll S959,000. area Rmust s t a.... $999,000.

SHoliday Homes of St. John

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

TOLL FREE 1-800-905-6824 www.HolidavHomesVI.com [. E1 M

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

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

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

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

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


(4 77*-*939 fa *ur st tl ( 774-3939

MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charming B&B. This compound offers a gated entry, near to lovely Frank
Bay and town. Multi unit property consisting of (4) 1bd/lba units with A/C, common pool and garage. Motivated
Seller! Price reduced to $975,000 below appraised value.
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful INN LOVE A delightful short term rental villa in an
home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework excellent location in Great Cruz Bay! A tasteful 5 bdrm,
highlights the upstairs master suite, ensuite bath and 5 bath gem with a pool, spa tub, a/c bedrooms,
kitchen/greatroom. Walls and roof are complete. Beautiful attractive furnishings, marble and hardwood floors,
landscaping. Plenty of room to add..46 acre $1,095,000 professional landscaping, and beautiful views of Great
NEW! LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" is a Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Stone entry arches
spectacular villa in the gated community of Virgin Grand lead to brick and stone courtyards and create an
Estates. This property has four air conditioned identical atmosphere of old world charm. $1,795,000.
master suites with island stone showers and has the GARDEN BY THE SEA Bed and Breakfast is a
most breath taking views of St. Thomas and 14 other quaint Caribbean home with West Indian gingerbread
islands and cays. This home has a gourmet kitchen with architecture and island style furnishings. Live in the
granite counter tops designed by a professional chef, spacious newly renovated owners apartment while
and a state-of-the-art entertainment center. Enjoy renting the 3 income producing a/c units. There is room
stunning sunsets and constant trade winds from the for expansion to a maximum of 12 units as per the R-4
island stone bar or pool. This very private and zoning. Outstanding rental history and just a short walk
successful short term rental villa offers views from every to Cruz Bay Town as well as Frank and Turner Bays.
room. $2,950,000 $1,800,000.
ADVENTURE VILLA is located within a lush tropical ENIGHED REDUCED TO $599,000 Lots of
setting of fruit trees & tropical palms with impressive opportunity for this nearly flat town lot overlooking
Coral Bay views and beyond views. Remodeled in 2002 Turner Bay and zoned R-4. Currently configured as two
this 4 bdrm luxury villa is built for comfort, space, and units for a total of four bedrooms and two baths. Out
privacy with large expansive new trex decks. Cathedral buildings allow for ample storage and/or additional living
ceilings, native stone, mahogany & cypress, and custom space. Motivated seller. Masonry home with lots of
stained glass accents detail the interior. $950,000 potential!
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