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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Language: English
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: November 3, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands


St Joh TadewdsNews Photos byJaime Ellioitt
St. John TradewindsNews Photos by Jaime Ellioitt


Long-lasting friendships were made this Halloween during the annual trick or treat event at Mongoose Junction.


Appeals Court
Ruling Leaves
Property Tax
Bill Questions
Government and
Opponents Differ
on Injunction
Page 2
V.I. Senate
Candidates
Answer Public
Questions
Page 3
Realtors Board
Facing Decline
in Membership
Page 10
Trinidad Charlie
In Spotlight with
Chesney Album
Page 6
Geezer Snorkeling
Society Cleaning
Area Beaches
Page 5


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2 St. John Tradewinds, November 3-9, 2008


Third Circuit Ruling Causes


Property Tax Confusion


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The quagmire that has become the V.I. property tax
system continued last week with the 3rd Circuit Court
of Appeals declining to clarify its stay order and at-
torneys arguing conflicting interpretations.
V.I. Attorney General Vincent Frazer insisted that
the court's ruling meant the government was clear to
issue property taxes at newly assessed values.
Attorneys representing several businesses, individ-
uals and organizations, however, contended that the
3rd Circuit's ruling did not lift the V.I. District Court's
2003 injunction freezing property taxes at 1998 lev-
els and therefore, the government was not able to
issue tax bills at newly assessed values.
The property tax dilemma started in 2000 when
several commercial property owners filed a lawsuit
against the VI. government alleging its tax system
was unconstitutional. In 2003, the district court ruled
in favor of the property owners and issued an injunc-
tion freezing property taxes at 1998 levels and order-
ing a territory-wide property revaluation.
The government contracted Georgia-based Bearing-
Point, for more than $8 million, to conduct the prop-
erty revaluation project. While BearingPoint wrapped
up the territory-wide revaluation project months ago,
many St. John residents still have serious problems
with their newly assessed property values.
Despite the injunction remaining in place and the
original lawsuit continuing, the VI. government an-
nounced plans to issue property taxes at newly as-
sessed values in August. The St. John Unity Day
Group, on behalf of all St. John property owners, filed
a separate lawsuit that month against the government
alleging that the revaluations were capricious and ar-
bitrary. The V.I. Unity Day's lawsuit is pending.


In a September 11 ruling, V.I. District Court Judge
Curtis Gomez citing the 2003 injunction which was
still in place found the government in contempt
of court for issuing taxes reflecting newly assessed
values. Gomez ordered the government to rescind the
new tax bills and levied fines against the government
until it came into compliance with the order.
The government filed an appeal with the 3rd Circuit
Court of Appeals, which ruled in early October to stay
Gomez's contempt of court order.
In its decision to reverse Gomez's ruling, however,
the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals did not lift the 2003
injunction. Government officials, meanwhile, con-
tend that the injunction is invalid and still plan to is-
sue property tax bills at newly assessed values.
$70 Million Budget Shortfall
By issuing the bills, the government is trying to
dodge an expected $70 million shortfall in the 2009
budget.
"The 3rd Circuit Stay Order is a significant step
toward the successful collection of much needed tax
revenues that will allow the government of the Vir-
gin Islands to provide the infrastructure and services
necessary for residents of the territory to maintain a
standard quality of living," Attorney General Vincent
Frazer said in a prepared statement from Government
House.
As of press time, it remained unclear if the newly
assessed property tax bills would indeed be issued.
Some residents questioned if the government didn't
fully comprehend the court's ruling.
"It really looks like the government's attorneys
don't understand appeals courts procedures," said one
St. John resident.
Other residents questioned if government officials
intentionally interpreted the ruling incorrectly.


Coral Bay Business Owners Meeting

at Skinny Legs on November 6
St. John Tradewinds
There will be a meeting for Coral Bay business owners at Skin-
ny Legs on Thursday, November 6, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. which
will be jointly hosted by the Coral Bay Community Council and
the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce.
The value of both organizations and the role of businesses in
making a healthy, vibrant community in Coral Bay will be dis-
cussed. Any business, whether retail, food, maintenance, rental,
construction or service, please be sure to take this hour to join
fellow business people to discuss the future, in potentially difficult
economic times.

CBCC Annual Meeting Is Nov. 10
St. John Tradewinds
The Coral Bay Community Council is celebrating its fifth an-
niversary with a potluck supper and annual meeting on Monday,
November 10, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Miss Lucy's in Coral Bay. Save
the date!
All Coral Bay residents are welcome. Anyone who wants to vol-
unteer to help put on the event, please call the CBCC office at 776-
2099 or email coralbaycommunitycouncil@hotmail.com.

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," newsletter
editor and board member Bruce Schoonover obtained extremely
rare footage of St. John in the 1950s, including films of the Stick
family at Lameshur, aerial and landscape shots, and a cast of hun-
dreds at the 1956 dedication of the VINP in Cruz Bay.

Veteran's Day Parade Is November 11

St. John Tradewinds
Love City's American Legion Post #131 is hosting a fun-filled
celebration on Veteran's Day, Tuesday, November 11. The festivi-
ties will kick off with a parade at 11:00 a.m. starting at the tennis
courts. The parade will wind through town and end at the VI. Na-
tional Park ball field where there will be a short ceremony to honor
all who have served in America's Armed Forces.
A youth co-ed flag football game will take place at the ball field
and food and beverages will be for sale.

PSC Hearing on Ferry Rates Nov. 17
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is conducting a
hearing on the rate investigation of the St. Thomas/St. John ferries
on Monday, November 17, at the St. John Legislature building at
6:30 p.m.
The PSC the government agency mandated to ensure that the
rates of public utilities are fair, just, reasonable and non-discrimi-
natory is also conducting a hearing on the rate investigation of
VITELCO on St. John on Thursday, November 6, at 6:30 p.m. at
the PSC Conference room in Barbel Plaza.
Comments may also be forwarded to Michael Moore, PSC legal
assistant, at msmoore psc.gov.vi, or via fax to 340-774-4971.


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With the help of a
crane, workers installed a
new generator at Elaine
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week. Renovations to the
historic great house are
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the year.




St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Carol McGuiness







St. John Tradewinds, November 3-9, 2008 3


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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


A total of 13 candidates, including Senator At Large Carmen Wesselhoft, second from
left, attended the St. John Community Foundation-sponsored senate candidates forum on
Tuesday, October 28.



V.I. Senate Candidates Answer Questions f


rom St. John Residents


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As local elections loom closer, St. John issues took
center stage on Tuesday evening, October 28, at a St.
John Community Foundation-sponsored VI. senate
candidates forum at the Westin Resort and Villas.
Municipal government, property taxes, the St.
John Capital Improvement Fund and removing the
legislature's power to change the official zoning map
were among the hot topics raised at the forum, which
drew a crowd of about 60 residents who heard from
13 candidates vying for seats in the 28th Legislature.
Both Senator at Large candidates, incumbent Car-
men Wesselhoft and former senator Craig Barshinger,
were in attendance.
Moderated by St. John Community Foundation
(SJCF) executive director Paul Devine, the forum
centered on questions garnered from the public. SJCF
board member Alecia Wells posed questions to the
candidates, who each had one minute to respond.
Tempers Flare Over Sirenusa
While trying to avoid direct debating, tempers
briefly flared between Wesselhoft and Barshinger
when the controversial rezoning for luxury condo-
minium development Sirenusa was raised.
All members of the 27th Legislature except Sen-
ate Louis Hill voted to over-ride Governor John de-
Jongh's rezoning veto, a move which Department of
Planning and Natural Resources officials and hun-
dreds of St. John residents were against.
Barshinger claimed that Wesselhoft led the push to
over-ride deJongh's veto of the unpopular rezoning
for the large development overlooking Cruz Bay.
"Seven St. Croix senators voted to over-ride the
veto and Senator at Large Wesselhoft led the way,"
said Barshinger. "We knew Sirenusa was wrong. It
was all about money."
"St. John is being destroyed by money being val-
ued over culture," Barshinger said. "We need to strike


a balance. I would correct that problem."
Wesselhoft denied lobbying the Crucian senators
to over-ride the veto.
"The other senators visited the site and made their
own decisions," said Wesselhoft. "Senator Wesselhoft
did not lobby any senators to vote for Sirenusa."
Williams Was Not Proud of Vote
While admitting that he voted in favor of the zon-
ing variance to allow Sirenusa to add additional units
to its development, Senator Alvin Williams was not
proud of his action.
"We voted for a variance and I am not very proud
of it, but we don't have a Comprehensive Land and
Water Use Plan," said Williams.
The senate has the power to change the official
zoning map due to outdated politics, according to
Senator Shawn-Michael Malone.
"The bill to give the senate rezoning power was
allowed for political patronage," said Malone. "I will
advocate for taking rezoning out of the senate."
"Flipped the Bird to the Community"
The senate's move to allow Sirenusa to build ad-
ditional units amounted to an insult to the people of
St. John, according to senate candidate Dwane Call-
wood.
"When all of St. John signs a petition calling for
something and DPNR agrees, just because one per-
son made a bad business decision is not reason to go
against that," said Callwood. "You basically flipped
the bird to the community. Do the people's will."
The move highlighted the corruption in the senate,
according to candidate Helen Baker.
"You see the corruption in government when sena-
tors can rewrite the zoning codes," Baker said. "It's
disrespectful of the senators who would do such a
thing. You don't need people like that in the senate."
"You have seen what can happen," said Baker.
"Vote for people who are looking out for you."
Continued on Page 20


"When all of St. John signs a petition calling
for something and DPNR agrees, just because
one person made a bad business decision is
not reason to go against that. You basically
flipped the bird to the community. Do the
people's will."
Duane Callwood, senatorial candidate


2008 RAIN

DATA

at Trunk Bay


October Rainfall
9.48 Inches

Average October
Rainfall
4.92 Inches


Total YTD Rainfall
46.15 Inches

Average YTD
Rainfall
33.54 Inches


INDEX
Business Directory .............24
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ................... 23
Commander's Bugle Call ...14
Community Calendar .........21
Crossword Puzzler .............22
Ferry Schedules .................20
Historical Bits & Pieces ......13
Horoscope ........................ 21
Just My Opinion .................11
Letters ......................... 6-18
Paws for a Moment ............19
Police Log .................. ... 21
Real Estate ................. 25-27
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................8



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SENATORIAL CANDIDATES

Senator At Large
1. Carmen Wesselhoft (ICM)
2. Craig Barshinger (Dem.)

District Senator
3. Stephen "Smokey" Frett (Indep.)
4. Louis Milton Willis (Dem.)
5. Dwane A. Callwood (Indep.)
6. Patrick Simeon Sprauve (Dem.)
7. Stedmann Hodge, Jr. (ICM)
8. Moses Bones Carty (Indep.)
9. Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg, Jr. (Dem.)
10. Krim M. Ballentine (Repub.)
11. Tregenza A. Roach (Indep.)
12. Shawn-Michale Malone (Dem.)
13. Myron D. Jackson (Dem.)
14. Lisa M. Williams (Indep.)
15. Mario A. Francis (ICM)
16. Lynn Joseph Porter (Indep.)
17. Liston A. Davis (ICM)
18. Dolores T. Clendinen (Indep.)
19. Halen Berry Baker (Indep.)
20. Samuel "Fraco Man" Harvey (Indep.)
21. Louis Patrick Hill (Dem.)
22. Carlton "Ital" Dowe (Indep.)
23. Alvin Williams, Jr. (Dem.)
24. Celestino A. White, Sr. (Indep.)







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Members of the St. Thomas/St.
John Chamber of Commerce's St.
John Chapter enjoyed a presenta-
tion on the new Crime Stoppers
USVI at a Wednesday evening,
October 29, chapter meeting at St.
Ursula's multipurpose center.
Bonny Corbeil and Paul Devine
of the organization Crime Stoppers
USVI shared information on how
the program works and why it's a
perfect fit for the Virgin Islands,
where residents are often hesitant
to report crimes due to fear of ret-
ribution and lack of confidence in
the V.I. Police Department.
An 800 number will soon be
launched where residents can pro-
vide completely anonymous tips,
and tipsters will have the chance to
receive up to a $2,500 cash reward
in the event of an arrest.
Corbeil admitted that even she
and the other Crime Stoppers vol-
unteers Karen Samuel, Helen
Simon and Andy Stillman were
hesitant about starting up the or-
ganization due to frustration with
the VIPD, and the fact that several
community groups aimed at fight-
ing crime have dissolved.
These volunteers, however, are
committed to making the program
work, she explained.
"This is an incredible group of
people who are focused," Corbeil
told the chapter members. "It's a
citizen's initiative, which means
we run things."
Crime Stoppers USVI has taken
several steps to ensure that tip-
sters remain anonymous, which is


important on St. John, where the
small town nature makes it diffi-
cult to do anything anonymously.
Calls to the 800 number will
be answered in Texas, where vol-
unteers who are trained to receive
crime tips will enter the informa-
tion into Crime Stoppers' software.
The caller is given a pin number
for identification, and the infor-
mation is either emailed or faxed
to local VIPD liaison Lt. Thomas
Hannah, who immediately dis-
patches a VIPD officer to the talk
to the suspect.
"Many communities' Crime
Stoppers calls are answered lo-
cally, but we chose not to do that,"
said Devine.
"Anonymity is the key," Cor-
beil added.
Once an arrest is made, the tip-
ster may call the Crime Stoppers
line back, provide their pin num-
ber to identify themselves, and ar-
range for payment.
One roadblock the local pro-
gram may face is actually doling
out the rewards, which must be
provided in cash, and must not be
mailed in order to avoid identify-
ing the caller.
"The problem is who will give
the reward," Devine told the chap-
ter members. "We have to come
up with a way of arranging a drop
off because we don't want to know
who called."
In addition to allowing tipsters
to remain anonymous despite
Love City's small town atmo-
sphere, Crime Stoppers USVI has
also addressed residents' lack of
confidence of the VIPD and the lo-


cal government in general.
The program is managed by a
board of trustees, none of whom
may be employed by any law en-
forcement agency, and it receives
no government funding.
"The call must be responded
to the moment it's received," said
Devine. "The suspect must be
questioned and if no arrest is made,
the officer has to justify that. I'm
very convinced this system will
work here on St. John."
"Lt. Hannah is the key go-to
person, and he's accountable di-
rectly to Governor John deJongh
to make sure the tips end up in the
right hands," Corbeil added.
Residents can also report VIPD
officers who are breaking the law,
Corbeil explained.
"This program has very inter-
esting possibilities for people who
care about the community and who
are fed up," she said.
Crime Stoppers USVI has ex-
perienced difficulties with secur-
ing the phone number 1-800-222-
TIPS, however as soon as the issue
is resolved, the program will be
launched.
Crime Stoppers is an interna-
tional program which began in
1976 and has led to the arrests of
thousands of criminals. The pro-
gram is funded entirely by com-
munity donations. To donate to
Crime Stoppers USVI, send a
check made out to Crime Stop-
pers USVI, Inc. to PO Box 25284,
Christiansted, VI 00824. For more
information on the local organiza-
tion, visit www.crimestoppersusvi.
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Warning: Countertelt Bills in Circulation


St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department Com-
missioner James McCall warned
the community to be on the look
out for counterfeit bills being
passed in the Virgin Islands.
"We have received several re-
ports of stores on St. Thomas re-
ceiving counterfeit money from
unsuspecting customers and I am
asking the public to inspect their
bills to make sure they are legiti-
mate," McCall said last week.
McCall listed some ways for
people to inspect their bills:
The color on the number on
the lower right hand side of the bill
is made with color shifting ink. If


the color does not shift, the bill is
not authentic.
When the bill is held up to the
light, the face on the bill is repeat-
ed as a water mark in the unprinted
space on the right side of the por-
trait. The watermark can be seen
from both sides of the bill.
The security thread can be
seen when holding the bill up to
the light. The security thread is a
thin imbedded strip running from
top to bottom on the face of the
bill. In $10 and $50 bills, the strip
is located on the right of the por-
trait, and in the $5, $20, and $100
bill it's just to the left of the por-
trait.


If a bill is held up to an ul-
traviolet light each denomination
glows a different color. A $5 bill
glows blue, a $10 glows orange,
a $20 glows green, a $50 glows
yellow, and a $100 glows red if
they are the real thing.
Finally, compare the feel and
texture of the paper with other bills
which known to be authentic. Real
bills feel like fabric, counterfeit
bills feel more like paper.
"If you discover that a bill in
your possession is counterfeit, turn
it over to the police," McCall said.
"It's a felony to knowingly pass
a counterfeit bill you received to
someone else."


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St. John Tradewinds, November 3-9, 2008 5


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott
Geezer Sailing and Snorkeling Society members (at right, from L to R) Hew Schlereth,
Roy Procter and Phillip Stringer show off a day's haul.
Procter, above, has a dinghy full of debris.


Geezer Snorkeling Society Cleaning Beaches and Vying for $25,000


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
What started as a way to stay active for a
few more mature St. John sailing buddies,
has turned into a chance to take home a
large cash prize.
Not content to simply relax on rocking
chairs, Phillip Stringer, Roy Procter and
Hew Schlereth all accomplished naviga-
tors with hundreds of sailing miles under
their belts have been snorkeling both
near-shore and remote beaches together for
several months.
During their routine trips, the men would
pick up whatever trash they saw on the
beaches and they saw plenty.
"A lot of these beaches are hard to get


to and they're full of trash," said Stringer.
"We just got tired of seeing all this trash
and no one was ever going go get it, so we
did. Now rather than just snorkeling around,
we're doing something."
"We used to just go out snorkeling and
we'd do a little beach combing," said
Procter. "And we got to figuring, 'there is
so much junk here, why don't we just bring
it in with us.'"
Geezer Sailing and Snorkeling Society
Before long, the trio decided to get a few
T-shirts made and the Geezer Sailing and
Snorkeling Society was born. Stringer creat-
ed a logo of two crossed canes, and devised
a few mottos like "measure twice, don't for-
get to cut" and "we've forgotten more than


we ever knew."
Geezer Society members are easy to find,
they can be spotted sporting T-shirts embla-
zoned with the mottos "Pride, Prowess, Pre-
scriptions," and "No Rules, No Rank, No
Rocking Chairs."
At first the group was content removing
debris from the shorelines for their own
sake, but news of a waterfront improvement
contest sponsored by Interlux boat paint
company recently upped the ante for the
Geezer Society.
Interlux Challenge
"We had been cleaning up on our own and
coincidentally the Interlux paint company
is having this Waterfront Challenge," said
Stringer. "So we filled out this long, com-


plicated form and now we have a chance to
win the $25,000 grand prize."
The contest, sponsored by Interlux Yacht
Finishes, was open to any group of three or
more who spent at least one weekend clean-
ing up their local environment before No-
vember 1.
Designed to encourage people to improve
their local waterfronts, from lakes to oceans,
the Waterfront Challenge offers big cash
prizes. Regional winners can rake in $5,000
and the grand prize is a cool $25,000.
"We were doing these clean ups all along,
but then we came across this contest and
now we're really motivated," said Schlereth.
"For all us characters on fixed incomes,
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"Trinidad Charlie" Not Looking for Notoriety from Chesney Song


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
Nowhere to go and nowhere to
be,
"Trinidad Charlie" on a stool
next to me,
Readin' his book 'bout the
"haves" and "have-nots,"
In between chapters we take an-
other shot.
And one by one we slide from
reality,
With nowhere to go, and no-
where to be...
Look out Margaritaville, a
projected country music hit song
could make Trinidad Charlie's
Pepper Sauce from St. John the
hottest "new" thing.
The latest record by part-time
St. John resident and four-time
Country Music Artist of the Year
- Kenny Chesney was released in
mid-October, and includes a song
the musician wrote while on St.
John called "Nowhere to Go, No-
where to Be." The song is based
on an afternoon conversation he
had in a Coral Bay bar with local
hot sauce guru Charles "Trinidad
Charlie" Deyalsingh two years
ago.
In early reviews and interviews
about the recording, Chesney, who
has a house and keeps a boat on
St. John, said "Nowhere to Go,
Nowhere to Be" was an important
part of his latest recording project,


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"It's the root of the record, for
sure," Chesney told Newsweek
magazine in its October 20 issue.
"In 2006, I was probably as emo-
tionally and mentally exhausted as
I'd ever been. And that was due to
a lot of things having the foot
on the gas pedal constantly, and
my breakup with Rende. I got in
a plane and went down to the Vir-
gin Islands. I was completely by
myself. I didn't want to be around
anybody. So the next thing you
know, it's me and a pen and I sat
down and wrote a lot of lines of
this song, Nowhere to Go, No-
where to Be."
Chesney elaborated on the ex-
perience in an interview in the
October 2008 Caribbean Travel
& Life.
"It was the middle of my 2006
tour, and I was exhausted and in
a funky place mentally, between
the pressures of the road and the
breakup with Renee. I got three
days off, so I went down by my-
self, and one day I got in my Jeep
and drove over to a funky bar on
the north side of St. John called
Island Blues," Chesney said in the
interview.
"I ordered gumbo and a beer
and sat there all afternoon next to
Trinidad Charlie, this local cat who
sells hot sauce," Chesney said in
the interview. "For the first time in


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a long time I felt a stillness in my
heart and mind. It was a good day.
I went home and pulled out the
notes I wrote at the bar, watched
the sunset, stared at St. Thomas
and wrote this song. And that's
where this album was born."
While numerous entreprenurial
friends and aquaintances have pro-
posed grandious marketing plans
to take advantage of his portending
fame from the role in the expected
hit song, Trinidad Charlie is con-
tent with his current production
levels in his tree-top level kitchen


overlooking the farm he has grown
in a secluded ghut above Cruz Bay
since his arrival on St. John 40
years ago.
Deyalsingh really isn't con-
cerned about the impact his new-
found, albeit unwanted fame on
his home-based business bottling
hot sauces.
As he sits in a well-worn over-
stuffed chair in the main cottage of
his eco-tourism mini-resort peel-
ing labels and applying them to
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from his starring role in what is
expected to be a top-selling album
and song. Charlie isn't looking to
change much in the hands-on pro-
duction of his hot sauce.
He prefers to make his sauce
while watching a cricket match on
pay-per-view and has relied on a
patchwork network of friends and
St. John retailers to provide all the
demand he needs for fairly steady
production of his gourmet sauces.
Charlie also can be reached di-
rectly by email at trinidadcharlie@
yahoo.com for 12-bottle cases of
sauce and t-shirts.
Charlie is busy enough with his
typical work week, which usually
includes a delivery run to his Cor-
al Bay retail customers, including
the restaurant where Chesney met
him, according to the song.
When asked if he remembered
the afternoon with Chesney more
than two years ago, Trinidad Char-
lie said "more and more each
day."
"He did write we were alone
at the bar," Charlie noted. "There
were no witnesses."
"Do you think he'd like a t-
shirt?" Charlie asked, referring to
Chesney. "Maybe I should send
him some hot sauce."
While Trinidad Charlie is non-
plused by his potential newfound
fame, the publicity continues.


VIHC Grant

Deadline Nov. 3
St. John Tradewinds
Non-profit organizations, in-
stitutions and groups are invited
to apply for funding for projects
which examine the cultural heri-
tage of the Virgin Islands. The VI.
Humanities Council grant deadline
is November 3 by 5 p.m.
Disciplines such as history, phi-
losophy, languages, literature, cul-
tural anthropology, folklife stud-
ies, comparative religion, ethics,
archaeology, jurisprudence, and
the history and criticism of the arts
will be considered.
Teacher-incentive grants up to
$750, mini-grants up to $3,500,
and major grants up to $10,000 are
available. Guidelines and applica-
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The council accepts grant ap-
plications on the first working day
of January, March, May, July, Sep-
tember, and November. For more
information, call 776-4044.







St. John Tradewinds, November 3-9, 2008 7


VIPD Urges Residents To

Call 911 in Emergencies


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
The VI. Police Department is
urging residents to call 911 not
their local police stations dur-
ing emergencies.
"There are a lot of advantages
of calling the 911 system," said
Melody Rames, VIPD public in-
formation officer. "That is the sys-
tem that does work best in emer-
gencies."
The 911 system, which cov-
ers the district of St. Thomas and
St. John, is better equipped than
the Leander Jurgen Command to
dispatch emergency personnel
throughout the island, Rames ex-
plained.
The 911 system, unlike the
VIPD offices located on each is-
land, maintains direct communica-
tion with the department's patrol
cars and other emergency depart-
ments operating within each dis-
trict, according to Rames.
Additionally, the 911 system
records every call and has trained
dispatchers and first responders in
place.
"The 911 system records every
call that comes in it is a mix-
ture of automated and personally
answered calls, and every call is
taped and answered by a live per-


son at the same time," Rames said.
"The Leander Jurgen Command is
not equipped for this. It does not
record phone calls."
The V.I. government recently
announced its selection of IBM to
assist in building two new, more
sophisticated 911 systems in the
territory one located at Char-
lotte Amalie on St. Thomas and
another at Kings Hill on St. Croix
- designed to allow officers to re-
spond faster and more efficiently
to emergencies throughout the is-
lands.
St. John, which is part of the
same district as St. Thomas, will
not have its own system on the is-
land, but residents will still receive
the fastest response by dialing 911,
Rames explained.
"People all over the country call
911 and that 911 call is dispatched
to bring the emergency services
to that person that is no dif-
ferent than what happens all over
the world," Rames said. "Just like
all over the U.S., people call 911,
not the local police stations, in an
emergency. And the U.S. Virgin
Islands is no different."
For all emergencies, St. John
residents should dial 911 from a
land line and 340-776-9110 from
a cell phone.


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Waveplace Awards Announced


Best Story
Liana Clendinen
"A Bear Called Honey"
St. John

Best Artwork
Maria Gomez
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Best Scripting
Eric Gomez
"The Whole"
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Best Overall Storybook
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During the upcoming community health education
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detail information on diabetes and how it is diagnosed.
Delphine Olivacce RN, will provide information on
monitoring sugar levels, importance of dietary changes
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St. John Tradewinds
The Animal Care Center of St.
John's (ACC) second annual No
Fleas Please Flea Market netted
$11,000 despite setbacks brought
on by Hurricane Omar.
The community fundraiser ben-
efiting the ACC, which took place
at Winston Wells ball field on Oc-
tober 18 and 19, did not generate
as much as last year's $15,000,
according to Diana Ripley, ACC's
vice president and shelter opera-
tions committee chair.
"We didn't make as much
money as we would have liked,"
Ripley said. "I think the reason our
sales weren't as good as last year
was the week of Omar ahead of the
event."
"I think attendance was down
and people were tired of moving
furniture," she said.
While the ACC hosted a raffle at
last year's event, this year's main
fundraising initiative involved re-
selling donated furniture.
"Moveline, the company that
was switching out furniture for the
Westin, gave us the donation of
furniture armoires, televisions,
tables and framed prints to
sell," Ripley said.
With the additional support of
the community, the ACC was able
to fill up two 10-foot containers
donated by SOS a month before
the flea market, Ripley added. Six
tents were set up on the ball field
and private donations also helped
generate funds.
"We had vendors as well, but


some couldn't come because of
the weather," Ripley said. "It was
a great event, but I think next year
we will have a car raffle again."
The ACC is donating all of its
leftover items to Haiti's hurricane
relief effort.
"All of the leftover items are
being shipped to Haiti so nothing
is being wasted," Ripley said.
The ACC's annual budget is
$175,000, only $15,000 of which
comes from the government, ac-
cording to Ripley.
The center relies on fundrais-
ing events and private donations
throughout the year to cover its ba-
sic operating expenses, such as its
feral cat program which requires


10 tons of cat food and spays, neu-
ters and vaccinates about 375 cats
per year. These funds and com-
munity volunteers sustain the
ACC, which has roughly 45 cats
and 10 to 15 dogs available for
adoption.
"I would like to send a special
thanks to all of our volunteers
and donors," Ripley said. "With-
out their help, these fundraisers
wouldn't be possible."
The ACC's next event is its an-
nual Christmas for the Animals.
"This year, our theme is a Roar-
ing 20s party," Ripley said.
More information about the
ACC Christmas for Animals party
will be available shortly.


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by Sis Frank


Another Wonderful Birthday Party


St. John Tradewinds
Eddie Barrie, our super-soundman, wore the
birthday hat, exchanged hugs and kisses, opened
cards and presents Sally Smith sang her song
dedicated to him it was a blast topped by a gor-
geous chocolate cake thank you Helen, who did
the cutting.
It's a wonder that she could stand up after a
night of constant communication with Steve who
was trying to arrange the departure to Iraq. Weath-
er, delays, confusion among the touring jazz stars,
etc., but they finally made Kuwait and then on to
Iraq.
Nazim Is Improving
Jimmy "Nazim" Ghani is battling his high sugar
count with help from his doctors and many friends.
Keep it up, Jimmy.


Flu Shot Volunteers Did a Great Job
Thanks to Sally Browne's highly organized di-
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Round About Is Progressing
It's a little scary when the engineers talk about
raising and lowering the street levels. Businesses
in the area will suffer as the roads are closed.
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CBCC Celebrates Five Years of Community Activism


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In October 2003, eight Coral Bay resi-
dents decided to establish an organization to
ensure the small community's voice would
be heard.
Five years later, the Coral Bay Communi-
ty Council has more than 200 members and
has sponsored and participated in a slew of
activities from coastal clean-ups to Christ-
mas sing-alongs.
The group will celebrate its five year an-
niversary with a potluck dinner which
will include a performance by Guy Benja-
min School students and several other sur-
prises at Miss Lucy's restaurant on Mon-
day evening, November 10, at 5 p.m.
Top among the CBCC's latest accom-
plishments is a $300,000 grant the organiza-
tion was awarded by the U.S. Environmen-
tal Protection Agency to study storm water
pollution and sedimentation problems in the
Coral Bay watershed.
Storm Water Expertise Coming
CBCC officials will use the funds to hire
a storm water engineer to help residents cor-
rect drainage problems and to begin imple-
mentation of the recently devised Coral Bay
Pilot Watershed Management Plan to im-
prove storm water runoff in the area.
The professional expertise made avail-
able through the EPA grant is a huge and
logical step forward for CBCC, which
was founded in part to deal with runoff is-
sues.
"We had been noticing a lot of storm wa-
ter runoff and unbridled development," said


"Maintaining nature was very high on everyone's priority
list. Residents had a notion of Coral Bay as a rural,
pleasant place to live and they wanted to keep it that way."

Sharon Coldren, CBCC president


CBCC president Sharon Coldren. "Also at
that time it was brought to our attention that
the Area of Particular Concern plans were
being drafted by the University of the Virgin
Islands."
At the time, Coldren who has a mas-
ter's degree in regional and community plan-
ning from the London School of Economics
- was a member of the Coral Bay Yacht
Club, which presented comments about the
APC plan.
Representing Community Members
"I realized that while CBYC members'
points of view were useful, they weren't
representing the views of the entire commu-
nity," said Coldren. "I asked other people if
they felt a need to voice their opinion and
the consensus was yes."
Following an initial meeting, the bur-
geoning group created a mission statement
focused on ensuring Coral Bay residents
had a say in the future of their community.
CBCC members then invited community
members to share their vision of the future,
Coldren explained.
"We asked people what the most press-
ing problems were for them," said Coldren.
"Protecting nature in the face of develop-


ment and storm water runoff issues were
highlighted all the time. The visioning pro-
cess really showed a consensus."
Preserving Nature
"Maintaining nature was very high on ev-
eryone's priority list," the CBCC president
continued. "Residents had a notion of Coral
Bay as a rural, pleasant place to live and
they wanted to keep it that way."
The group raised enough funds to secure
an office located on the third floor of the
Town and Country building across from
Skinny Legs which houses a wealth of
information, Coldren explained.
"We have the only full set of V.I. regu-
lations on St. John, which is available to
anyone who wishes to see it," said Coldren.
"We've monitored all Coastal Zone Man-
agement applications for developments in
Coral Bay and have those records. We have
an archive of records from numerous sourc-
es including the Island Resources Founda-
tion, which continually sends us updates."
With the office in order and membership
on the upswing, CBCC officials set to work.
Monthly meetings at the John's Folly Learn-
ing Institute have featured speakers from
numerous government agencies including


the Department of Planning and Natural Re-
sources, Department of Public Works and
EPA.
From Christmas to Father's Day
The group has also focused on commu-
nity projects. Renovating the Guy Benjamin
School playground, hosting coastal clean-
ups, distributing holiday gifts to local chil-
dren, sponsoring Father's Day festivities
and ensuring the continuation of the Coral
Bay Christmas sing-along are just a few of
the many projects with which CBCC mem-
bers have been involved.
Looking back over the past five years,
two main achievements stuck out in Cold-
ren's mind.
"I think our biggest achievement is two-
fold," Coldren said. "One is sustaining our-
selves through five years and getting to the
point to have built a sufficient reputation
with local groups and government agencies
where we were able to secure this major
grant."
"Now that we are here, to be able to pro-
fessionalize the organization with the use
of the grant is a big achievement," said the
CBCC president.
Donations Still Important
While the $300,000 EPA grant will fund
the salary for a storm water engineer and al-
low the group to accomplish runoff goals,
dues and donations are still integral to CB-
CC's success, Coldren added.
"The grant funds will provide us the op-
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F rs of St John Set for Nov. 22 STJ Board of Realtors Faces Declining Membership
Flavors of St. John Set for Nov. 22


St. John Tradewinds
The Rotary Club of St John is proud to announce that the an-
nual "Flavors of St John" will be at the Westin Resort on Saturday
November 22.
Dress is island fancy and Paradise People will be performing.
Donations are $100 per person and tickets are limited. All pro-
ceeds from the event will go to charity. Cocktail hour starts at 6:30
p.m. with Flavors kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Call Bill Willigerod at
776-0883 for more information or to reserve tickets.

Calling All World War II Vets
St. John Tradewinds
The American Legion and a group of dedicated community vol-
unteers is currently videotaping interviews with veterans of World
War II as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
Thirty-four veterans have been interviewed thus far. Anyonw who
has not yet been interviewed or who knows a World War II veteran
who has not been interviewed, please contact Joan Keenan, Project
Director, at 772-1711 or 514-0643 orjanjay@vipowernet.net.

"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.

Adult Education Classes Available
St. John Tradewinds
The VI Department of Education provides several Adult Edu-
cation Program opportunities for adults interested in obtaining a
high school diploma, basic education curriculum, GED prepara-
tion, courses in self-improvement, vocational classes or English as
a Second Language.
On St. John there is Adult Basic Education at Julius E. Sprauve
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St. John Tradewinds
Twenty-five St. John Realtors
attended the Annual Membership
Meeting of the St. John Board of
Realtors on Thursday afternoon,
October 23, at Paradiso Restau-
rant.
Board president Jan Courlas
spoke about the organization's
dwindling membership which
makes for a smaller budget, and in
turn leads to a rise in membership
dues. Membership is down to 70
St. John Realtors and 12 from St.
Thomas, explained Courlas.
"The active Realtors are here at
this meeting," she said.
Courlas expected the number of
licensed Realtors to shrink even
more in 2009.
"We are one of the smallest
boards in the nation, if not the
smallest," said Courlas. "But we
still get a lot done."
The board president encouraged
Realtors to continue to partake in
volunteer efforts in the community
even though the organization's do-
nations have shrunk due to declin-


Realtor of the Year
Jan Courlas

ing membership.
Guest speaker Coral Bay Com-
munity Council president Sharon
Coldren discussed the group's
mission in the five years which the
volunteer agency has been active.
One of the main concerns when
the organization was first formed
- storm water runoff is still
a current issue, which was high-
lighted during recent heavy rains.
CBCC was awarded a $300,000
grant from the U.S. Environmental


Protection Agency, which the or-
ganization will use to hire a storm
water engineer and begin imple-
mentation of the Coral Bay Storm
Water Management Plan.
Coldren urged the Realtors to
join the CBCC and asked for their
support in encouraging real estate
customers and clients to do the
same.
Realtors could purchase mem-
berships for their buyers as closing
gifts, Christie O'Neil suggested.
For more information about
CBCC and its programs, check out
www.coralbaycommunitycoun-
cil.org. The website includes the
complete Coral Bay Watershed
Management Plan and lots of other
useful information.
The afternoon concluded with
the election of a new Board of Di-
rectors for 2009. BJ Harris at the
helm as president, President-Elect
Bill Dove, Treasurer Les Otis, Sec-
retary Hilarie Oliver, Past Presi-
dent Jan Courlas, and Directors
Toni Lacer and Lynn Giovanna
The event was sponsored by First
Liberty Mortgage.


VING Recruiting and Rentention Command Crew Win Awards
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. National Guard's Recruiting and Reten-
tion Command crew cleaned up at the 2008 Strength
Maintenance Awards Ceremony in Orlando, Florida,
recently.
The Virgin Islands received awards in the follow-
ing categories among small states: highest retention
rate; most improved state retention rate; lowest at-
trition rate; most improved recruit sustainment rate
(RSP); RSP success during summer surge; achieve-
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Just My Opinon
by Andrew Rutnik


St. John Youth Deserve Better
Recreation Opportunities

St. John Tradewinds Supervision, community participation, and proper
A recent basketball tournament at the Pine Peace equipment are the reasons for its continued success.
basketball court was a big success. The players were Our government agencies which are supposed to pro-
all adult men and were in great shape. The competi- vide such equipment and supervision have dropped
tion was intense and the players were regularly seen the ball. The fathers and mothers who look at sports
diving and scrambling for loose balls on the hard con- as a babysitter, are missing out on an opportunity
crete court. to show a positive response to their boys' and girls'
This intensity surely caused a few scrapes and achievements in sports.
bruises, as well as the many sharp elbows that were This combination of failures leaves the children
unleashed under the boards. It was an exciting two looking to others for approval and encouragement.
and a half nights with Lightz Out coming out on top These other influences are sometimes negative and
with the victory, dangerous for children, encouraging fighting and vio-
What struck me as I watched one of the night's lence to spread from the court or ball field to the com-
more exciting games is that I can remember playing munity. What a waste of talent!
basketball on that same court 30 plus years ago, and We are a diverse community, with sometimes clear
aside from a few small improvements over the years, and defined economic divisions, obvious racial sepa-
it was virtually the same court. rations, and a large transient population. The island's
There have been many individuals over the years mix of social, economic, and racial groups is fertile
who have championed the cause for more public rec- territory for a sports program which includes all seg-
reational facilities, and some pressure was placed on ments of the community, playing together and com-
the government to recognize this dire need, but still peting with each other on our ball fields and courts.
today we only have the inadequate Pine Peace basket- The mixing of these diverse groups for clean, hon-
ball court, a deteriorating tennis court, an abandoned est fun is what is sorely needed on St. John. There
basketball court and ball field in Coral Bay, a short is no better example of how all this diversity can
field ballpark/school playground at Julius E. Sprauve come together as the recent 2008 Summer Olympics.
School, and the fire ant-ridden V.I. National Park ball America was represented by the best it had to offer,
field. These facilities are totally inadequate for the and no one could not notice the multi-racial, varied
youth of St. John and, in their present condition, send economic status, and diverse origins which made up
a message to them that we don't care. our roster of athletes.
I am a strong believer in the power of sports to That is what sports can do for our future. No other
teach and train our young men and women to cope social, political or religious activity includes such
with the many pressures which they will encounter on diversity and can showcase it so publicly. These are
their journey to adulthood, great times as the baby boomers give reign to the next
Sport activities and quality facilities alone do not generation; Obama might be our next president; Hil-
instill the competitive tools necessary to meet the lary showed women that the glass ceiling has shat-
future needs of our young people, but without them, tered; a new economy is being bor out of the ashes
there won't be any opportunities for our young men, of Wall Street; and opportunity abounds for those pre-
women and children to develop and test their skills, pared to meet the challenge.
Another missing ingredient in Virgin Islands rec- We need more and better sports facilities for our
reational opportunities is supervision and community children and young adults. We need supervised sports
support. One exception to the failed sports programs programs which are not hit and miss. We need an in-
is the flag football league run by the St. John Ameri- volved community to attend our children's sports ac-
can Legion. Why does it succeed where others have tivities and to cheer them on in victory or defeat. We
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Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis.


Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis Addresses


Realtors at Annual Meeting


By Lori Walden
St. John Tradewinds
Local Realtors had a busy weekend as the Virgin
Islands Territorial Association of Realtors (VITAR)
hosted its annual meeting beginning on Friday Octo-
ber 24, with an Awards Ceremony at ZoZo's Ristoran-
t6 followed by a Saturday morning breakfast buffet
at Caneel Bay Resort, where Lt. Governor Gregory
Francis was the keynote speaker.
A VITAR Board of Directors meeting was con-
ducted prior to the annual meeting at Maho Bay at
10 a.m. on Friday where the officers discussed new
2009 board members. Following the morning meet-
ing, Richard and Susuan Silvano hosted leadership
training seminars.
Friday evening's cocktail hour included a VITAR
awards ceremony where the biggest honor went to
Love City's own Jan Courlas who was honroed as
Realtor of the Year.
Courlas, who currently serves as president of the
St. John Board of Realtors, was awarded a monetary
prize which VITAR president Christie O'Neil thought
might come in handy for Courlas' upcoming trip to
the National Association of Realtors convention in
Orlando, Florida.
On Saturday morning at Caneel Bay Resort's
Equator restaurant Lt. Gov. Francis spoke about the
important role Realtors have in the community and
urged them to continue to promote the islands using
the highest level of professionalism and ethical prac-
tices even in challenging economic times.
Francis was accompanied by some of his staff
members including Raymond Williams, chief of
staff, Simon Caines, chief policy adviser, and Shawna


Richards, public relations director.
The Lt. Governor, who serves as the Commissioner
of Banking and Insurance, will be meeting with heads
of all of the lending institutions in the territory to
discuss the current financial situation, he explained.
Francis believes the financial crisis will continue into
2009, he added.
The difficulty in obtaining property tax clearance
letters and getting copies of the proof of payment
from the property tax office is a problem for Realtors,
according members at the meeting.
A letter of good standing is required for all real
estate transactions and, even though some properties
have that letter, the title company will require copies
of the entire billing, sometimes going back as far as
16 years.
Applying for the letter will be easier now that it can
be applied for on-line, Francis explained.
As far the required proof of payment Francis prom-
ised to schedule a meeting between his office and the
title companies to see if a resolution could be found,
he explained.
One topic the Lt. Governor remained mum on was
the property tax issue. Since the case is still in liti-
gation, Francis declined to comment on the ongoing
cases.
Dawn Wheatley, president of the St. Thomas
Board of Realtors, Jenyne Nelson, president of the St.
Croix Board of Realtors, Jan Courlas St. John Board
of Realtors president, and BJ Harris, on behlf of the
National Association of Realtors, also spoke during
the meeting.
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by Chuck Pishko


What's In A Plantation Name?


By Chuck Pishko
St. John Tradewinds
Recently I received a phone call
inquiring as to the origin of the
plantation named "Pasquereaux,"
which the French most easily pro-
nounce as "Pack-er-row."
McGuire's Geographic Diction-
ary of the USVI shows several dif-
ferent spellings most likely devel-
oped by scriveners with different
mindsets Paquereau, Paquerau,
Pakero and Pokro.
It's worth explaining because
it shows the diversity of the early
population of St. John. Not only
Danes, Dutch, and Africans were
here, but also Spanish, German
and, in this instance, French set-
tlers.
It also shows we need to be
more aware of our surroundings.
Along with thousands of visitors,
we've hiked the famous Reef Bay
Trail. But how many of us are
aware that the high point on the
trail both literally and figuratively
is the Pasquereaux plantation.
Looking to the left at the bottom
of the trail stairs we are looking at
the eastern border of this planta-
tion named for its owner Pierre
Pasquereaux, a religious refugee


Map of Pasquereaux
estates on St. John
from Guadaloupe, who came to St.
Thomas in the early 1700s.
Interestingly, the word "refu-
gee" was coined to identify the
French Huguenots who fled to
England after the revocation of
the Edict of Nantes in 1685 (OED
1971).
Unfortunately, this hatred was
exported to the colonies result-
ing in Pasquereaux's move to St.
Thomas. The von Keulen map of
1719 shows Pacquero Bay and
Point at the entrance to Charlotte


Amalie Harbor, his initial acquisi-
tion.
In 1728 Pierre took up an addi-
tional 165 acre estate on St. John
which continues to bear his name.
It was cleared in the late 18th cen-
tury for sugar production but did
not produce sugar until sugar pro-
duction was almost finished on St.
John.
George Tyson reports that sugar
production ended in 1813. Pas-
quereaux produced coffee, one of
two St. John plantations exclusive-
ly growing coffee. Tyson reported
that cocoa may have also been
grown there.
Pasquereaux's most famous
resident was Maria Dorthea Weyle
who was born enslaved there in
1803 and is the great-great-great
grandmother of Anne Walbom
of Copenhagen who is a frequent
visitor to St. John. She will be re-
turning here in the latter part of
November to do further research
and to share her stories.
My last assignment from Anne
was to take her to visit all eight
pre-historic Indian sites discov-
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St. John Tradewinds
Post Commander takes an unprecedented
move nominates the entire Post 131 for
the Legionnaire of Year Award for 2008 to
District 10 of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our
motto, "We act as one." No one stands out
above the other. Congratulations to our
membership.
The St. John American Legion Post 131
Fall Youth Flag Co-Ed Flag Football Sea-
son has begun. Contact the Post 131 Sports
Committee Co-Chairmen Edmund Roberts
at 774-0869 or Paul Devine at 514-6615 for
further information. They continue to need
volunteers to help with set up and fund rais-
ing.
The V.I. Veterans Affairs Office at the Bat-
tery continues to be open Fridays between
10 a.m. and 3 p.m. They are there to hear
and act on our needs and complaints. Keep
this office busy and lengthen their hours -
it is there to serve St. John veterans.
Post 131 is again asking all St. John resi-
dents to assist in obtaining information on
veterans, including those resting in peace,
and those who are homeless. It is equally
important to locate all active duty person-
nel.
All veterans should come to the Veteran's
Affairs Office at the Battery to sign in and
obtain information or contact Post 131 Ad-
jutant Devine, Vice Commander Aubrey
Sewer at 779-4158 or Corine Matthias at


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Post #90. The event will be at Palms Court
Harborview on Saturday, November 8, at
7:00 p.m. The attire is formal military or
civilian. Tickets are $70 for singles and $130
for couples. Please contact Yvonne Francis
at 514-1745 to purchase tickets, make hotel
reservations or for additional information.
The next Post 131 monthly meeting will
be at Sputnik in Coral Bay on Saturday, No-
vember 8, at 10:30 a.m. This is an important
meeting as preparations for Veteran's Day
will be finalized. Volunteers continue to
be needed to make this day a success. Post
members are also reminded of the Novem-
ber 8 deadline for nominations for the 2009-
2010 Post Officer Election. Elections for
Post Officers will be during the December
2008 monthly meeting.
Veterans Day, November 11, is dedicated
to honor all who have served in America's
Armed Forces. This National Holiday will
be honored in Cruz Bay with a parade, cere-
mony with a food sale and a Post 131 Youth
Co-Ed Flag Football game. The parade will
start a 11:00 a.m. at the tennis courts, pro-
ceed through town and end at the VI. Na-
tional Park field.
A brief ceremony with St. John Admin-
ister Leona Smith as the guest speaker will
be at 12 p.m. at the field. The Flag Football
game will end the day's activities. Food will


be available. Donations for our community,
youth and veteran programs will be wel-
comed.
Legionnaires are reminded to wear the
Class B Uniform for Veterans Day. Should
there be a member or veteran without a uni-
form, however, they are also welcome to
join in with us in the parade and activities
The Auxiliary meetings are on the third
Saturday of each month at Mooie's in Cruz
Bay at 10:30 a.m. For information and to
become a member contact President Marie
Lett at 715-0158.
Post 131 membership continues to grow.
We now have 62 members, an increase of 17
percent above 2008 and 100 percent since
2007. 2009 membership cards are available
for pick up. Membership dues continue to
be a low $30 per year. Renewing early keeps
our Post in the limelight.
Awards by the new National Commander
are still available. He will award his Nation-
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any legion family member who signs up at
least five new members or renew/reinstate
five current members into American Le-
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Team W-L PF PA
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Rams 2-1 74 40
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Alejos Set the Record Straight On Their Rezoning Request


Editor,
This letter is in response to the letter written by
Luis O. Revuelta, to the St. John Tradewinds dated
October 20-26, 2008, to the Alejos.
First of all, I don't have any legal or illegal prob-
lem with my property's boundaries. If you had in-
vestigated and educated yourself, you would have
known that it was the neighbor who built half of his
house on my property. This is why we went to court.
To assist my neighbor I sold him the piece of land he
encroached upon.
Secondly, you and your association (the Upper
Deck Villas) should have verified your information
before commenting about the Estate Road. Upper
Deck Villas has a house built on the Estate Road
(map R.O.W F9 1109-T63). They also recently add-
ed a PCS Monument.
Please note that you sold a piece of land to Liz
Vaughn and Andi Vacharat that has no road access.
In addition, you want to cut through my property to
make an access. By the way, you were required to
have "x" amount of land to have the PCS tower and
condominiums. Why is the land being sold?
In accordance with the Virgin Islands Code 231
regarding PCS towers the following applies: "Uses
permitted to conditions Part C. There shall be mini-
mum setbacks from every adjacent property of 25
feet, except that setback from adjacent residential
properties shall be 50 feet." Also Part F: "The substa-
tion shall be suitably screen from any adjacent resi-
dential property by a solid fence or planting screen
which shall provide year-round screening."
Now the PCS tower is exposed and open to every-
body especially children only a couple feet from a
house and open to complete liability on your behalf
About the material when I bought the land, all
the construction materials from the Upper Deck (i.e.
old lumber and rebar and cement) were left on my
side of the property.
Case DeGraff, who sold us the land, asked the
Upper Deck Association to kindly remove the con-
struction material. Two years later, I asked an asso-
ciation member at that time "when will the garbage
be remove from my property?" His answer was, "too
bad the association is bankrupt!"
I decided to move the garbage to Upper Deck As-
sociation's side of the property where it belonged.
Since then every time Upper Deck Association cut
bushes and branches they constantly dumped it on
my property. I got the police involved. The end re-
sult was a restraining order against one of your as-
sociation members.
About Calvin George he was asked to a meet-
ing by DPNR and Cadastral to prove his point, but
he never showed up. At Cadastral, his dispute was
proven to be an Estate Road. For your knowledge
the map number is ROW F9-1283-T63.
In addition, I was e-mailed the following trans-
mittal by mistake.

From: "You know who you are"
To: "You know who you are"
Dated: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:57 am.
The letter reads like this:
"Hello,
An adjacent neighbor of the Upper Deck Villas


where I (you know who you are) have my condo has
requested a zoning change to R3. The public meeting
is today 9/30, at our legislature building at 6:30p.m.
allowing this to go through will set another very bad
precedent on St. John.
AttorneyArthur Pomerantz has sent us the follow-
ing info and suggestions:
I went to the office ofDPNR on Friday. These are
some of my brief comments:
1. It was a very unsophisticated application,
which is not necessarily good news for us. It appears
that the applicants have senatorial support and are
"local. "
2. They guise their proposal for low income hous-
ing.
3. The want 14 two-bedrooms, two one-bedrooms,
and two three-bedrooms.
4. The total acreage is 0. 67 acre.
5. The applicant noted that they were in close
proximity to Sunset Ridge, Sirenusa, Upper Deck
Villas, and Serendip.
6. Since the hearing is so soon, the only way is
to have the meeting packed. Call all the Association
and have all the residents, management and workers
there. You might ask for a continuance, since I could
find no environmental impact report.
Somebody should talk to the board of the other
Associations to see if they received notification, etc.
Does anyone have any other suggestions?"

If anyone wants to see to the original email, come
to the next public hearing. I will bring some copies.
Maybe I am not as sophisticated as some of you,
however, I am proud that my children are locals and
there's no where else I would rather be than here on
St. John, USVI.
You spoke about the community's future. At the
public meeting there were three rezoning requests.
I was the first up. After my hearing was finished
everybody left. Only locals stayed. Why didn't you
all stay for the other two rezoning? They were also
about the future of the St. John community.
Also I have been helping the community for many
years even before I bought this piece of land. In my
country I was taught to help one another. President
John F. Kennedy stated "ask not what the country
can do for you but what can you do for the coun-
try."
I have been pushed back and forth over the years
but this has only made me stronger.
I haven't broken any laws or rules with my exist-
ing zoning or rezoning request. I believe I have met
the requirement for the rezoning from R2 to R3. I
am surrounded by condominium development, the
availability of the sewer line hook up, and I will
have enough cistern water to sustain my entire de-
velopment. Moreover, there is no environmental im-
pact to the rezoning.
I have several good friends, that always say -
"don't to give up, stand taller and stronger each time
- nothing comes easy." Thank you.
Finally, my land is not for sale. It is for my chil-
dren and retirement. That is the reason why I work
so hard.
Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Alejo


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Republican Resident Voting for Democratic Candidate Barshinger


Editor,
Please vote.
Our local elections are important. You cannot vote
for the U.S. president but you can vote for our repre-
sentative in the V.I. Senate. People usually underesti-
mate the local voting but the votes may be important:
we have tremendous problems with real estate taxes;
construction of large dwellings; expensive shopping;
unmarked and defective roads; and ridiculously slow
development of all necessary improvements of trans-


portation and parking in Cruz Bay.
Mr. Barshinger, who is a candidate, lives on St.
John, and knows these problems very well. He is very
active on behalf of people of St. John. Please come
voting, it is important for solving our seemingly un-
solvable problems which make our life difficult. Mr.
Barshinger is a Democrat but I as a Republican rec-
ommend voting for him.
Z. Hruza
St. John


Editor,
My heart goes out to Jeanie Cockayne and her fight
for justice for the murder of her son James. I cannot
imagine her grief.
Thank you to all who helped convict the criminals
responsible. You are to be praised for your bravery
and persistance.
I strongly feel that the St. John Police Dept. bares
a large responsibility in this case. No one answering
the phone at headquarters? Not executing a search
warrant? Not seizing a suspect's auto? Being unco-
operative?
How about a tourist's lost money last summer that
was turned in at Police Headquarters and went miss-
ing only to magically reappear thanks to a resi-


Editor,
We all love and care for the place we call home.
At times each one of us wishes to improve his/her liv-
ing conditions and request a zoning change.
The Virgin Islands zoning, building and housing
laws were published so each one of us could educate
ourselves on the laws and rules. It is truly unfortu-
nate that the persons at the last zoning hearing left the
meeting before they heard the words of the attorney,
"based on the existing laws we have to work with the
laws on the books."
Also, DPNR advised that a variance would be a
detrimental thing. With that said, don't follow be a


Editor,
"We haven't forgotten you." How many times
have St. John residents heard that from elected and
appointed officials? The very fact that it is said leads
one to believe that St. John is, in fact, forgotten. This
needs to be fixed.
There must be a way to allow equal sharing of the
government pie. I believe the solution is easy it's
the implementation that will be difficult.
For all government activities, including voting,
legislative acts and executive branch functions, there
are two separate and distinct districts: The District of
St. Croix and the District of St. Thomas/St. John.
This duality exists in law and in practice. Many
private entities, including non-profit organizations,
also refer to the district they serve and often have spe-
cific barriers in terms of just what population would
use their services.
In other words, the Virgin Islands are split into


dent's persistance?
Every week the Tradewinds posts the number of
crimes being investigated and solved. It is very rare
to see anything being solved.
I know that things are wonderfully slower in the
VI. than on the mainland, but to me this rediculous.
It is my opinion that the Police Dept. needs a major
overhaul. This should be demanded by the residents
and merchants alike.
I dearly love St John and it's residents and mer-
chants. St. John has been my vacation spot of choice
for the last 10 years. Please keep it the best place
on Earth!
John Bittner
Connecticut


leader and do your own research.
I implore all the residents who have concerns in
regards to zoning to purchase the VI. Code book and
help implement change to the Department of Plan-
ning and Natural Resources.
If you support a separate zoning board, start the
process to present that to the legislative body and the
people of the Virgin Islands.
We truly do not have a perfect system here, how-
ever, we have to communicate with facts and reason-
ing. Awaiting your call of change!
Lorelei Monsanto
Community Activist


two counties. The two districts (counties) then share
equally the revenues which the government receives.
One would think that this is so but therein lays the
problem.
Both Virgin Islands districts have approximately
the same number of people with St. Croix having
slightly more citizens. The St. Thomas/St. John Dis-
trict is again split with St. Thomas having approxi-
mately 10 times more citizens than does St. John.
Looking at it from a big picture, St. John represents
approximately 5 percent of the total population of the
Virgin Islands. Given this fact, it would stand to rea-
son that St. John would receive 5 percent of all the
available government services. But it doesn't work
that way in reality. If it were true, then St. John would
rightfully receive $40 million worth of government
services based on an $800 million budget. What it re-
ceives in actuality is a fraction of that value.
Continued on Page 18


2007
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2


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2008
TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 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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St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


The V.I. "Police Department Needs a Major Overhaul"


Residents Should Research V.I. Zoning Laws


It's Time for St. John To Receive Its Fair Share


TRADEWINDS

PUBLISHING
The Community Newspaper Since 1972







18 St. John Tradewinds, November 3-9, 2008


Letters to Tradewinds


Thanks To Mano Boyd
Editor,
Emanuel "Mano" Boyd was mistakenly left off the list of mentors
who participated in the Rites of Passage program. His dedication was
appreciated by all.
Thank you,
Zarah Rose

It's Time for St. John
To Receive Its Fair Share

Continued from Page 17
Perhaps a change in the way government does business is called
for. If the idea of district sharing was lawfully changed to sharing by
population, government revenues (actual money plus services) could
be shared more equally. This would require an enormous change in
the structure of government and it would mean altering many laws.
But it would be the fairest way to distribute wealth.
St. John provides a great deal more in government revenue than it
receives in services. This is an unfortunate fact which has been true
for many, many years. That said, it must be assumed that St. Thomas
and St. Croix are receiving the benefit of revenues that hard working
businesses and individuals on St. John provided.
The overage is certainly is not sitting in an account somewhere. It
would be quite easy to ensure that St. John received an equal share
by simply taking the designated St. Thomas/St. John District budgets
for all departments and multiplying by a figure close to 10 percent to
derive the budget for St. John. The island has a population of approxi-
mately 5,400 and St. Thomas has approximately 53,000.
It is time for the citizens of St. John to receive their fair share. It is
also time to keep a watchful eye on just how much St. John receives
in services. We pay handsomely into the revenue stream of the gov-
ernment but government services are still sorely lacking.
If the new property tax laws are implemented and with the new
and outrageous valuations hovering over us, the amounts St. John
residents will pay into the government coffers will be greatly higher.
If we pay more, we should receive more.
The government says: "we haven't forgotten you." How long are
we to hear that phrase before they actually remember? It is only right
that St. John should receive the services we deserve. It is up to St.
John residents to never let the government forget.
Paul Devine
St John


Birth Announcement


CBCC Celebrates Five Years of Community Activism


Continued from Page 9
and grants for all kinds of research and activities that
benefit Coral Bay and its residents," she said. "But
volunteers and dues and donations by landowners and
residents will continue to be extremely essential to the
organization. I can't underline that enough."
"The flexibility of the organization is dependent on
funds we control that aren't grant funds," said Cold-
ren.
As CBCC continues to grow, it has been a model
non-profit organization, publishing yearly financial
statements and annual reports, Coldren explained.
Strong Board of Directors
"We've tried to provide a model of transparency
for how a community organization can be run," said
the CBCC president. "We believe strongly in trans-
parency and have had a wonderful board of directors
over the past five years. We have some new members,
but for a non-profit, our board has been remarkably
stable and supportive."
While the group celebrates its fifth birthday, Cold-
ren already has her eye on the future, and is looking
to increase membership, she explained.
"We really need to double our membership," said
Coldren. "I have no doubt that we have 400 members


of the community who participate in CBCC events.
Unfortunately, we have a number of people who are
reluctant plunk down $30 to be a member, which
puzzles me."
"As we grow, we need more money," Coldren con-
tinued. "I ask 'is what the CBCC does worth $30 a
year?' And I hope everyone says 'yes."'
Have A Say In the Future
Members receive emails full of useful informa-
tion and enjoy the organization's support in a variety
of areas. Joining the CBCC also ensures the group's
ability to continue to ensure residents have a voice in
their future, Coldren explained.
"Residents should join CBCC to actively partici-
pate in activities which will determine what kind of
community we'll have in the future," she said. "The
government here, like everywhere, is influenced by
what residents want to see happen and we want to
make sure that Coral Bay's voice is heard."
CBCC's fifth anniversary celebration will be Mon-
day, November 10, at Miss Lucy' restaurant, start-
ing at 5 p.m. Residents are asked to bring a dish and
volunteers are needed for the evening. For more in-
formation, or to volunteer, call the CBCC office at
776-2099.


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Zyan Xavior Rush
was born on Friday,
October 17, on St.
Thomas weighing nine
pounds and 14 ounces.
Mom and baby are
doing well and were
thankful to the many
community members
who have donated
everything from onesies
to toys.







St. John Tradewinds, November 3-9, 2008 19


: 5Tawsfor a Moment


A Look Back Through the ACC's Years


By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
It is helpful to review and reflect on the pro-
cess and growth of any community-based 501(c)3
group like the St. John Animal Care Center. A good
number of people have asked about the ACC's
"beginnings."
As November approaches and we head into a
new season, it seems fitting to review the growth
and progression in services we offer to the ani-
mals.
ACC History
The St. John ACC has a long and complex his-
tory. In the early 1960s, native residents and con-
tinentals joined together through their love of ani-
mals and to address the increasing number of sick,
diseased feral cats foraging for food in the island
dumpsters and wild dog packs running around the
hillsides frightening people.
The lack of spaying and neutering to reduce
animal populations was a major problem, and was
becoming out of control. Sadly, this resulted in
bagged puppies and kittens making their way to
dumpsters for disposal.
In 1989 right after Hurricane Hugo, which left
even more animals in need, former resident Gina
Burns attempted in earnest to organize animal ad-
vocates into a corporation with an official Board of
Directors. It was not an easy task as there were few
resources available to this group.
Consequently, individuals burdened themselves
personally in their attempts to save the many ani-
mals suffering. The name Animal Care Center o St.
John was officially established and incorporated at
that time.
The early years were incredibly challenging
due to disparate cultural attitudes, lack of funding,
and shortages of supplies and a physical structure.
Individual animal advocates personally housed in-
jured, abused and abandoned animals. Their com-
mitment to animals eventually took its toll, with
individuals regularly leaving island.
Connections was often where adoptions took
place and animal travel to St. Thomas was coordi-
nated. With no veterinarians on-island then, all sick
or injured animals needed to be caught, brought to
Cruz Bay and escorted personally by volunteers
via ferry to St. Thomas.
The initial ACC building was actually a small
shack. A spay/neutering program was initiated
with free services in an attempt to reduce the num-
ber of homeless animals. Operations were done out
of a mobile trailer with St. Thomas vets providing
professional assistance and moral support to the
frustrated, tired and fledging group of dedicated
volunteers.
This makeshift group distributed food for the
pets of those unable to afford food themselves.
Attempts were made to educate the many young
people within the school system toting kittens and
puppies into the classrooms to initiate a heart con-


nection with animals.
Steadfast Volunteers
There were many setbacks and progress was at
best slow and other times, seemingly non-existent.
While frustration was constant, volunteers were
steadfast in their determination to have a proper
ACC building constructed.
Money was sought to build, even as the cost of
animal care escalated. More incidents of abuse and
neglect surfaced and the realities of a real center
seemed impossible. ACC donation cans were dis-
tributed and new attempts were made to create an
ACC operating Board of Directors.
In 2001, the construction of a new ACC build-
ing successfully began through generous dona-
tions of time, services and materials from residents
and returning island guests. Betty Gerhardt, along
with Diana Ripley, our present ACC VP, became
the key individuals in coordinating this community
project along with the steadfast St. John animal ad-
vocates.
The greater need for a strong Board of Directors,
an actual business plan, paid staffing and operating
infrastructure soon became evident. Board mem-
bers could no longer clean out cages, walk dogs
and spend hours on the phones exploring ways to
deal with community animal issues.
During this time, there was much time and
commitment invested in the passing of anti-cruelty
animal legislation Bill 25 to help put an end
to the obvious, malicious and purposeful abuse of
animals in the Virgin Islands.
As funds depleted and animal needs escalated,
our shelter closed its doors in October 2004 with a
plea for more community support. The community
responded to this crisis by once again organizing
animal advocates to form a new nominating board
and new Board of Directors.
Current Situation
Since that time, the financial struggle and deep
commitment of Board Members and animal advo-
cates has continued. Many individuals with great
leadership and organizational skills have joined
the board. The ACC has greatly outgrown it's shel-
ter as town rapidly grows around it.
There are many needs for volunteers, but no
room to involve them. The annual government al-
location of $15,000 from the Department of Agri-
culture for an organization with an operating cost
of $160,000 a year is quite simply inadequate.
Board members spend most of their time con-
ducting fund raisers to keep the doors open and
meet the many basic animal needs. We are also at a
new crossroads in having our animal cruelty laws
understood and enforced.
Looking Ahead
What can this community do to help? The next
Paws column will identify our needs and ways
which the public can be involved in the next lev-
el of "growing" the St. John ACC. E-mail me at
bonnycorbeil(vipowernet.net


L - -I I I I I I I I I I I I -


Starfish Management To

Renovate Store Next Spring


St. John Tradewinds
Starfish Market management
plans to redesign portions of the
store's interior and expand ser-
vice areas, according to owner
David Mugar.
"We feel it is important to
maintain our quality standards
and it is time to give Starfish
Market a facelift," Mugar said.
"We've been reviewing design
ideas and layout and I think our
customers will benefit from the
results."
Store manager Nedra
Ephraim is excited about the
planned changes.
"Since opening Starfish at the
Marketplace in 2000, thousands
of customers have shopped at
our market and eventually all
that traffic takes a toll on the


floors, walls and fixtures," said
Ephraim. "We will be upgrad-
ing our refrigerated cases and
expanding our produce, dairy,
deli and frozen departments."
Additional backroom storage
space will be also constructed
to accommodate more products
to keep shelves filled between
shipments. Although improve-
ments were originally slated
to start this year, Mugar has
decided to begin construction
next spring to avoid disruption
during the upcoming peak sea-
son.
The store will not close
during the reconstruction and
planning is focused on mini-
mizing disruption to shoppers,
especially where new flooring
is planned.


Pistarckle Theater 2008-09

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Adapted by Dale Wasserman and directed by Frank Bartolucci.
A charming rogue contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy
mental institution rather than in a prison: October 30, 31, Novem-
ber 1, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Miracle on 34th Street
Written by Valentine Davies and directed by Marc Fellnererez.
A hilarious, tender and charming show for the entire family a
Christmas classic: December 11, 12,13, 19, 20, 21 at 7:00 p.m.;
Dec. 20, 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Half Married World Premiere
Written by Dr. Eddie Donahue and directed by Marc Fellner-
erez. A farce starring St. Thomas' taxi drivers: January 29, 30, 31,
Feb. 6, 7 at 8:00 p.m.; Feb. 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and directed by
Marc Fellnererez. A rock opera based on the last seven days in the
life of Jesus of Nazareth: March 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, April 3, 4 at
8: 00 p.m. and March 21 and April 4, 5 at 2:00 p.m.
The Tempest
Written by William Shakespeare and directed by Marc Fellner-
erez. A visual feast of magic and theatrical spectacle: One perfor-
mance only: Date TBA 2009.
Star Summer Theater Camp
Title to be announced. A five week camp in theater culminating
in a full production: For ages 9 through 17, from June 8 through
July 12, 2009.
Star Leadership Camp 2009
Performing Arts Leadership Camp concentrating on theater
training. For ages 9 through 15, from July 20 through August 14,
2009.



Tradewinds Keeping Track

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.








20 St. John Tradewinds, November 3-9, 2008


Senate Candidates Answer

Questions from St. John Residents


Continued from Page 3
People who are upset by the senate's vote,
should show that sentiment at the polls, explained
candidate Lynn Porter.
Show Anger at Polls
"You need to get angry and let your voices be
heard," said Porter. "You say you're upset, then
let's see what happens at the election. You know
who voted for this do something."
Most of the candidates agreed that the rezon-
ing power should be taken out of the legislature.
"I support removing the power to rezone from
the legislature to remove politics from the issue,"
said senate candidate Tregenza Roach.
Candidate Krim Ballentine was more doubtful
about the possibility of taking away power from
the governmental body.
"The legislature will not give up their ability to
rezone," said Ballentine. "They won't give up the
power. You will have to take them to court to get
that power away from them."
Recent government-mandated property revalu-
ations, which saw property values on St. John sky-
rocket, could be devastating to the island. While
a court injunction is in place which prevents the
government from issuing taxes at the newly as-
sessed values, most candidates called for entirely
revamping the V.I. tax structure.
"We will have to work hand in hand with the
Tax Assessor's Office," said Senator Patrick Sim-
eon Sprauve. "The only way to solve this issue is
to have everyone working together."
Since the U.S. Senate repealed a 1936 law set-
ting the V.I. property tax structure, the local gov-
ernment has more flexibility.
Tax System Needs Changing
"The biggest issue is changing how we assess
properties," said Williams. "I support legislation
to value property by improvements made."
The revaluation was flawed, according to Bak-
er.
"The government sent people who were not
qualified to assess these properties," said Baker.
"We must revaluate how they assessed your prop-
erty."
Residents have been carrying the government
for too long, explained Callwood.
"The government has been balancing its budget
on the backs of the people," Callwood said. "Let's
devise our own system. It should be tied to the
rate of inflation until the property is sold."
Wesselhoft tried to stave off the current prop-
erty tax increases, she explained.
"I tried to pass legislation to issue property
taxes at 1998 levels but the governor rejected it,"
said Wesselhoft.
The property revaluations were conducted dur-
ing the housing bubble and should be redone, ac-
cording to Barshinger.
New Assessments Necessary
"The assessments were done during the housing
bubble and we know they aren't accurate," said
Barshinger. "We can't pay these bills the as-
sessments need to be redone. I take issue with the
senator at large who gave no resistance to this."


"I will stand up for St. John," Barshinger said.
"This will not happen on my watch."
While some candidates voiced their support
for municipal governments, others were hesitant
about the idea of local government.
Although municipal governments would ensure
accountability, the territory might not be ready
for the move, according to Candidate Stedmann
Hodge.
"I support municipal governments, but they
must be based on per capita," said Hodge. "But
are we ready for municipal governments? I think
we can progress gradually and start with char-
ters."
Government ills can be fixed without munici-
pal governments, according to Samuel "Fraco
Man" Harvey.
"I'm not in support of municipal governments,"
Harvey said. "We don't need to divide people, we
need to come together and put the right people in
the job. If people aren't doing their job, let's get
them out."
There is no need to increase government, ex-
plained Senator Carlton "Ital" Dowe.
Don't Bloat Government
"I don't believe we should go in that direction,"
said Dowe. "I don't think we need to bloat the
government."
There is strength in unity, candidate Dolores
Clendinen explained.
"When we come together, we're stronger," said
Clendinen. "We don't need municipal govern-
ments."
St. John Representative
While research into the possibility of forming
municipal governments is needed, St. John should
have its own representative, according to Wessel-
hoft.
"We have to do much research in this area, but
what I would like to see is St. John have its own
representative where that senator could focus on
issues for St. John instead of all three islands,"
said Wesselhoft. "Now if you do for St. John, St.
Croix or St. Thomas gets upset."
Barshinger on the other hand is a big supporter
of municipal governments, he explained.
"Local government would bring government
closer to the people," said Barshinger. "Let's start
small with local rezoning and fixing our roads.
If you gave Ira Wade the money and the ability,
we'd have the best roads in the territory."
Time To Embrace Manciple Governments
"We have brilliant, hard working people who
can take care of our island," Barshinger said.
"This is something we're ready for and something
we have to embrace."
The candidates answered a total of seven ques-
tions and summarized their campaigns. Many
candidates also remained in the Westin ballroom
well after 9 p.m. to meet the public.
In addition to Malone, Wesselhoft, Williams,
Barshinger, Roach, Dowe, Ballentine, Harvey,
Clendinen, Baker, Hodge, Callwood, Porter and
Sprauve, Moses Carty popped in on the forum for
several minutes.


Hew Schlereth shows a
piece of fishing line tangled
in coral.





St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Jaime Elliott



Geezer Snorkeling Society Cleaning

Beaches and Vying for $25,000


Continued from Page 5
that's a big deal."
Dinghy Used As Trash Barge
The Geezers clean beaches
far more often than the required
one weekend they head out in
Stringer's inflatable dinghy most
afternoons. They've collected so
much trash lately, the Geezers
have started towing an old dinghy
to use as a garbage barge.
From Le Duck island to Round
Bay and even Calabash Boom
beach, the Geezers have collected
everything from an old kayak to
clothing.
"So far we've taken about 250
pounds of muck off Le Duck and
found a kayak buried in the sand
off Calabash beach which took
about four hours to dig out," said
Stringer. "We've taken about 300
pounds of trash off of Elk Bay,
which is way up in the corer of
Round Bay."
Lots of Clothes Found
At Elk Bay
"That spot seems to be a land-
ing place for illegal aliens because
there is tons of clothing, shoes
and other assorted junk," Stringer
said.
"The amount of clothing and
shoes that we've collected from
Elk Bay is amazing," agreed
Schlereth. "We've filled numerous
heavy duty 42-gallon plastic bags
out there."
"We've gotten bottles, oil jugs,
plastic buckets, old rusty lounge
chairs and a lot of fishing nets,"
said Procter.
Saving Coral
A huge rolled fishing net the
group removed from the seabed off
Le Duck was the Geezer Society's
most recent find. The net was at-
tached to several large coral heads,
which surely would have died had
the Geezer Society not removed it,


explained Stringer.
"We've been cleaning off elk
horn coral that has been tangled
in fishing lines," Stringer said.
"We've found dead coral in fishing
lines, so this definitely saved them.
There were a lot of critters tangled
up in the net too."
Cleaning these remote beaches is
no easy task. The men anchor their
dinghy and swim to the shoreline,
which is often rocky and full of
coral.
"These aren't nice sandy beach-
es they're usually very difficult
to walk on," said Stringer. "The
rocks can bur your feet, or break
your neck, and we're lugging these
42-gallon bags."
After loading up their bags with
trash, the Geezers swim back out
and load up the dinghy with trash.
They can usually be found unload-
ing their day's collection at the
Coral Bay dinghy dock in the late
afternoon. But the Geezer Soci-
ety members' day isn't done until
the trash bags are unloaded in the
dumpsters.
So far, the Geezer Society esti-
mates disposing of a ton of trash
- garbage that once marred the
shorelines around Coral Bay har-
bor.
While the Geezer Society is sure
to continue their waterfront work,
members will find out if they won
Interlux's Waterfront Challenge on
February 11, 2009, when the com-
pany will announce winners at the
Miami International Boat Show.
Even if they don't win, the Gee-
zers hope to inspire others to be
responsible for the envrionment,
Stringer explianed.
"The whole reason we're doing
this as Geezers is maybe someone
will think, 'if those guys can do it,
maybe we can do a little bit too,"
said Stringer.







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St. John Police Report



St. John Police Department: 693-8880 or 911

Cellular 911: 776-9110

St. John Fire Service: 776-6333

Saturday, October 25 Lost documents.
9:30 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r Monday, October 27
someone stole her license plate off her vehicle. 5:05 p.m. A Wharfside Village resident p/r
Petit larceny. someone threatened to do him bodily harm. Dis-
12:30 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r he was as- turbance of the peace, threats.
saulted by another male. Simple assault. 5:25 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r his
Sunday, October 26 vehicle was involved in an auto accident. Auto ac-
9:10 a.m. A Bellevue Village resident p/r that cident.
someone unknown threw egg shells on her prop- Tuesday, October 28
erty. Malicious mischief. 9:15 a.m. An Estate Calabash Boom resident
10:45 a.m. A visitor from Florida p/r that p/r that a male threatened to kill him. Disturbance
someone stole his company's laptop computer of the peace, threats.
from a co-worker's vehicle. Grand larceny. 10:50 a.m. An Estate Concordia resident c/r
12:00 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the someone stole a boat engine off her property.
area of Jacob's Ladder in the vicinity of Serendip. Grand larceny.
Auto accident. 4:25 p.m. A visitor at Maho Bay Camps p/r
5:45 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r his someone cut the plastic on his rental vehicle. De-
parked vehicle was struck by another car. Auto ac- struction of property.
cident. Wednesday, October 29
5:48 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r he No time given An Estate Bolongo Bay resident
lost his important documents in an unknown area. r/ he was being harassed. Police assistance.


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not-for-profi t events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call 776-
6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.


Tuesday, November 4
Tuesday, November 4, is General Election day in the Virgin Is-
lands.
Thursday, November 6
There will be a meeting of all Coral Bay business owners at
Skinny Legs on Thursday, November 6, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
which will be jointly hosted by the Coral Bay Community Council
and the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce.
Saturday, November 8
The next American Legion Post 131 monthly meeting will be at
Sputnik in Coral Bay on Saturday, November 8, at 10:30 a.m. This
is an important meeting to finalize preparations for Veteran's Day.
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 p.m, 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 will be at Ocean Grill on
Thursday, November 13. There will be the famous $2 chamber bar,
door prizes and the 50/50 raffle.
Monday, November 17
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is conducting a
hearing on the rate investigation of the St. Thomas/St. John ferries
on Monday, November 17, at the St. John Legislature building at
6:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 22
The Rotary Club of St John is proud to announce that the annual
"Flavors of St John" will be at the Westin Resort on Saturday No-
vember 22. All proceeds from the event will go to charity. Cocktail
hour starts at 6:30 p.m. with Flavors kicking off at 7:30 p.m.
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
Dragons.


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
776-6291

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

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

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

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

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

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.
776-6713


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

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

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
776-6731

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
776-6339

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
779-1230

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306

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

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


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

CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE


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


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


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Classifieds


NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID

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


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


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


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


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


Watersports Jobs!

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

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


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


DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, a non-profit
organization dedicated to the preservation and protection
of the natural and cultural resources of VI National Park,
seeks a talented fundraising professional as Development
Director. The Director is responsible for all aspects of
fundraising, membership development and coordination of
special events. The Director also supports public relations
and communications efforts.

Successful candidates will have: fundraising experience
including major gift solicitation and direct mail campaigns,
demonstrated success in proposal preparation and grant-
seeking, superior written and oral communication skills,
strong computer skills, and the ability to take initiative and
work independently. Ideally the candidate will also have
public relations experience and a solid understanding of, and
commitment to, conservation and environmental issues.

The position is based on St. John. Salary and benefits are
competitive.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter
and resume by e-mail to search@friendsvinp.org


Next Deadline: Thursday, November 6th


St John ~Eye Care
boulon center


FREE

EYE EXAMS
Students & Teachers

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


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




FOR SALE BY
MOTIVATED OWNERS
$449,000
Main house 1500 sf under
construction 3bd 2ba or
adjustable floor plan .522
acre. First pod shell com-
plete. Concrete moment
frame construction. Also,
non-conforming 520 sf lbd
lba cottage, lots of gently
sloping room for garden
or outbuildings in Lower
Carolina. Lots of fruit trees.
bobcat.hart@gmail.com
(340) 227-7861


Scenic Properties
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay Apartments:
One and a half bedroom/
w/d $1100.00
Large efficiency/w/d in
town $1500.00
Two bedroom/two bath
w/d $1800.00
Two bedroom/two bath
w/d pool $2300.00
Coral Bay Houses:
Two bedroom/two bath/
w/d ocean front $2200.00


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.


3 BR/2 BA home with
W/D on Bordeaux Mt.,
ocean view. Asking $3K
Call Ron at 340-513-9025
rdon4107@taol.com


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


New 2 Bed Gift Hill Apt.,
furnished, wireless inter-
net, basic cable, breezy
terrance, view ST, quiet
neighborhood, $2800
+ electricity. 513-9661




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

2001 Chevrolet
Tahoe, 4WD, $6000.
1997 F-250 Ford, 4WD,
$5000. Call 227-7861 or
bobcat.hart @gmail.com


AC


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


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


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




Reliable, experienced
manager for a few select
villas. Maintenance, clean-
ing, guest pick-up, on-call
emergencies, etc.
777-3208. John Grammer




I build highly qualified
Big Wood homes, decks,
additions, remodeling -
Have model to view.
Want one?
John Littlechild
(340) 693-5772


COM MONS


Brand New Office
& Retail Space

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


Cruz Bay Offices
Reasonable Rates, Bright,
secure building, Ample
parking, First Month Free
693-7040




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




New heavy duty
hydraulic winch, paid over
$1200 will sell for $500.
bobcat.hart @gmail.com




Short Term
Johns Folly Beautiful
1 BR masonry home. Ocean
views, complete privacy,
well equipped, W/D.
$1200/week
www.AffordableStJohn.com
(518) 251-9989


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available


For Space Call


Nick 771-3737







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Business Directory


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


contractors
Breckinridge Custom Homes Interior Design
tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264
Web-based project reports and pictures Designs Of Aqua Bay, Inc.
Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614
www.designsofaquabay.com


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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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








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"cassia Iree cottage" I ns is a cute vvest
Indian-style cottage in Cruz Bay with pool and
wet bar, lush landscaping, nice water views.
Walking distance to town and just one hundred
steps to Frank Bay beach. Property is zoned R-
4 allowing development with three stories and
multiple units. Some deed restrictions apply.
Two bedrooms and one bath, south-west views
and professional landscaping. $595,000.


" ne uasue- is a one-or-a-Klna property wtn a
startling vista that few homes can match. A
secluded enclave bordering National Park lands,
this villa was lovingly hand-built by the designer
over eight years. Since it's completion in 1995
this treasure has become a popular rental.
Words nor pictures can describe the other-
worldly feeling of romance, spirit and magic that
is St. John's little castle. $1,485,000.00


"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos under construction in Cruz Bay. Two,
three and four bedrooms available, A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach and town. Water views, high
quality appliances. These will be some of the most spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Completion scheduled for late 2008. Special pre-construction prices: $825,000 to $1.6M OR
Fractional Ownership Opportunity! Buy one quarter ownership in a 2, 3, or 4 bedroom condo.
"Greenleaf Commons"- New Commercial Space. Great opportunity to rent space in one of St.
John's nicest commercial centers. This is a new masonry building with arches, concrete columns and
stone accents with professional landscaping. There will be plenty of on-site parking, loading dock
and a back-up generator. Located close to town, adjacent to the Westin Resort and Guinea Grove
Apartments. Professional office suites are also available. Call Islandia for more information.
"Estate Eden" Motivated Seller, all offers encouraged! Over a 1/3 acre with beautiful water views
of Hurricane Hole & beyond. Quiet neighborhood in a great location near Coral Bay & the proposed
marinas. Lower portion of lot is flat. Adjacent parcel 2-3B is also available. Owner is licensed VI real
estate agent. REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE $119,000


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


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



Fish Bay
Private and secluded setting, two large
decks overlooking Fish Bay and the
Caribbean Sea. Four bedroom, two
bath villa, comfortably sleeps up to
12, breathtaking views of Fish Bay!
Currently in rental program. $699,000

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

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







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HARBOR VIEW LAND
A GREAT VALUE! .26
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









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BONUS 1 PFriva well maintained u home l Coral Bay with an EXTRA LOT! ONLY 425.000.
CONDOMINIUMS
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hc a 2trorpdnl advcl Wh] = 1 This 2BR., .5BA kpect is
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hafndcr o b dvelbfrom ATnd, Bay. Th peThist building
adjacent Lot mhintai Us io2cst aionm for your dram n
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AccrtLI ONLY S9P9.t00. e0Ach ares el. $925,.000.
SPECIAL PRICEIB Viri"si Ornd Esof Contract" PenriAusi .4 .'* ill ar bt Ekb for J nly U 2.75.000.
IS ACRES & 2z xbh-dividcd IrNt abvye Rendnivout wici mft rrnids pAVed Cell us for Details.
NEW LISTING PSiced To Sell Motivated Oaunit Cwrolina .25+e- ac Gc79t views. 1209,999.
SUB-D[V]DABLE pkrAcl nTCr CriTi B*AY. WnIT ViCW6 'tr PilTbuq Sund............... 9425.000.
LOWER PETER BAY prindo building lot with i ncomplarabe north hor& V iCws-..... $.1,5COOO.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Mamncy Peal. Anaxzing 36 views. ]1,5S99,00.
BORDEAUX 3.J+-aci.knoll lop w/pinoramic vicws exellcnt dcclopmeni polrential.1 .299.999.
WATERFRONT A RABl OPPOBTUN1iTY in PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAI, AT-......-..50,f00-
FREEMTANS GROUND Larfge ub-dividabli 173+1- ac. lot with great water vriws....449,199.
REDUCED oversized lo in Coral Bay near proposed mTrina prfjecui............ UST S31.g.
FLAT uarTerIcre I pirrel n dj Idn e liay hiLot mand vIwrinta Iis lri for yur 137,d0.
EMbAUS A gPETER ICAY p. grabu priot wilh bug* Corna Bay harbor vitws ..... N $2 jus5t 14.00d0
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hLAppTin. Maio wIk- are avsaiahbl. Prices LOCATIOI LOCATION Mn ipirrdans Xti37,
range A rea 1 1.500 to p 125.000. I Cor ihis Retail Shopping Center S2,245,000.




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GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with exceptional craftsmanship throughout. Four bedrooms/
four baths, infinity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous
location. $2,395,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS
LOCATION, LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, w/ sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom
/ 2 bath stone & concrete home with large wraparound ve-
randa, travertine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large
spa, full air conditioning, large circular drive. $1,699,000.
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), 31/2 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.
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.


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







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


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


Waterfront lot located on Chocolate Hole Pond. Easily accessible lot with gentle slope to waters edge, easy build..
Located a stones throw away from the planned prestigious high end Pond Bay Club Development. This quiet residential
neighborhood has great breezes and deeded access to Chocolate Hole beach. $475,000
Mostly Flat 1/2 acre + lot, part of Guavaberry Farms Sub-division. Overlooks fresh water pond, off main road for
easy access. Good breezes and quiet neighborhood with covenants and restrictions. Last lot in 7 parcel sub-division.
$185,000
Spectacular view from this 1/2 acre + Fortsberg lot(s). Moderate grade, with sweeping views of East End,Tortola, and
Coral Bay. Easy access off main sub-division road. Priced to sell at $350,000. Adjacent 1/2 acre lot also available for
joining parcels together to make a very private 1 acre + lot for Just $700,000.
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I tlvi' I M-La nas Deen recenuy renovaiea, paintea ana me pool nas Deen resunacea. Iwo Dearoom sunes are
separated by two buildings a living area and an impressive kitchen complete with granite countertops. All rooms
open onto spacious, private decks, affording dramatic sunsets and sweeping views of the South Shore, including
Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole Bay and Hart Bay. $1,650,000
HOMES
PRICED TO SELL, this solid poured concrete four ESTATE ROSE The largest private estate listed for
bedroom home in Skytop is a terrific bargain! The upper sale on St. John's South Shore. Double parcel knoll top
three bedroom unit features a beautiful stone accent site offers spectacular views. Completely refurbished
wall, screened-in patio and a comfortable living space. main house includes 3 bdrms, 41/2 baths, mahogany
The spacious lower one bedroom unit has a separate library, office/media room, spacious great room,
entrance and generates impressive rental income, mahogany kitchen, spa, 12'x40' pool, plus a caretaker's
Views of Fish Bay .5 acre $735,000 cottage. 2.2 Acres. $4,500,000
LOVE NEST Welcome to this sparkling, bright & airy, UPPER CAROLINA! Expansive Coral Bay harbor
brand new cottage overlooking Hurricane hole, Coral and beyond views. Live in the comfortable well built
Bay, & BVI. A C/O has been obtained for this gem, and lower apartment while adding second unit above and/or
plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA w/pool on completing the planned 3000 sq. ft. 4 bdrm/4 bath pool
the 1/2 acre site. Move right in! Park your money here villa in this ideal vacation villa location. Expired plans
& watch it grow. $559,000 available..5 acre $425,000
CVISTA is a magnificent open air villa overlooking ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of beautiful
the alluring turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay. Hart Bay. Walk to Hart Bay or Chocolate Hole Beach.
Situated in prestigious Klein Bay and featuring all Newly remodeled offering 4 bdrms with ensuite baths
amenities including gourmet kitchen, and tasteful and elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre. Spacious
furnishings, custom mahogany doors & windows, kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel
entertainment room, outdoor bar and a/c in all appliances that opens to living room and pool deck.
bedrooms. This stunning residence exudes comfort, Multi-level floor plan offers privacy. REDUCED TO
class & elegance. $3,895,000 $1,700,000. SELLERS ARE MOTIVATED.

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