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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: November 10, 2008
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November 10-16, 2008
Copyright 2008


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


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann


Obama, Obama, Obama!
Change has finally come. St. John residents including Presteon, above, celebrating outside Joe's Diner -
were ecstatic about the presidential election results on Tuesday, November 4, in which Barack Obama became
the President-elect of the United States of America.
News coverage of national and local elections: Pages 2-4, 6 and 8.


JESS Students
Celebrate
Obama Win
with Parade
Page 3
Barshinger
Takes Back
Wesselhoft's
at Large Seat
Page 4
Commerical
Vessels Using
Creek Not
in Compliance
With USCG
Page 7
CBCC, Chamber
Hear Coral Bay
Business Owners
Page 10
Greeters To Share
Information, Rum
Page 5


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"It is the greatest event that has happened in my lifetime.
It is the greatest moment in the lives of us black folks,
to experience what we never thought we could see.
Only God gives us special gifts, and they are
for special people. All blacks here and in America,
have seen the impossible come to pass."

Guy Benjamin, island elder and educator




President-elect Barack Obama


Is Talk of Love City, St. John!


By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
On Tuesday night, November
4, Cap's Place in Cruz Bay was
strangely quiet. Patrons sat glued
to the television set monitoring
coverage of the historical stateside
election results.
The same scenario appeared to
be the case at most of the island's
bars and local-frequented eateries.
Many St. John residents stayed up
a little later than usual on a typical
work night, taking an opportunity
to witness unprecedented history
in the making.
By Wednesday morning, No-
vember 5, Love City was clearly
all abuzz about U.S. president-
elect Barack Obama! St. John resi-
dents seemed to be wearing all the
Obama attire they had acquired
during the campaign.
Julius E. Sprauve students,
teachers and staff took to the streets
celebrating the next first family of
the United States.
"I am absolutely thrilled," said
John Dickinson, owner of Pink Pa-
paya Caf6, who said he had only
one book about Obama left in the
store for sale.
Gardener Charles Jackson was
beaming about the thought of
Obama taking office.
A Message of Love
"He will do good like Bob Mar-
ley," said Jackson. "Obama loves
every one like Bob Marley. One
Love."
Obama is a "spiritual motiva-
tor," Jackson added.
St. John Community Foundation
Executive Director Paul Devine
was pleased that the USVI, and
particularly St. John, would have
Obama in the White House to rep-
resent its citizens, he explained.
"I haven't talked to one person
today who isn't very happy about
Obama's win," said Devine. "Peo-
ple are elated. I'm elated."
Senator At Large-elect Craig


President-elect Barack Obama in front of the Capitol.


Barshinger saw Obama's win as a
dream come true.
"I grew up believing in the
dream of Martin Luther King," said
Barshinger. "As a boy I learned to
be 'color blind,' not judging peo-
ple based on their external appear-
ance.
Barshinger saw Obama's elec-
tion win as King's dream coming
to pass.
A Dream Come True
"Obama was judged on his
abilities, not his color," Barshinger
said. "He was the most highly
qualified and the most caring can-
didate with the strongest potential
to reach out to other countries. He
has a 'core of honesty' that people


can see."
Mooie's remained open until
after 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morn-
ing, November 5, with locals and
tourists alike celebrating Obama's
presidential win, explained owner
Theodora Moorehead.
A Coming Of Age
"I am delighted that America
has come of age," said Moore-
head. "I remember when I was in
the south in the sixties. There were
still separate water fountains."
"This wasn't chosen by Obama,
it was chosen for him," Moore-
head added.
The Mooie's owner and her
89-year-old mother have been
Continued on Page 20


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.

Veteran's Day Parade Is Tuesday
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.

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
Virgin Islands National Park archive on St. John. The St. John His-
torical Society will host its first meeting of the season on Tuesday,
November 11, at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall at 7 p.m.

Pan Dragons' Thanksgiving Dinner
St. John Tradewinds
The Love City Pan Dragons will host their annual Pre-Thanks-
giving Dinner on Saturday, November 15, in Frank Powell Park
starting at 6:00 p.m.
In addition to a full West Indian-style dinner, live music will
be provided by the Love City Pan Dragons and the island's own
homegrown reggae band Inner Visions.
Donations are $15 for adults and $10 for children under eight
years old. To buy a donation ticket ahead of time, ask any Pan
Dragon student or parent, email pandragons@ unitedstates.vi or
call 693-8807.
Come join the Love City Pan Dragons for this fun-filled night.

Church Concert at JFLI on Nov. 15
St. John Tradewinds
Calvary Baptist Church will present a rebuilding concert at the
John's Folly Learning Institute on Saturday, November 15, at 5
p.m. As church members continue their rebuilding efforts, the
public is invited to a free concert featuring Vision from Mt. Car-
mel Church on Tortola, BVI, Ebenezer Baptist Church singers and
dancers, St. Paul's Baptist Church worship team, Shikima Esprit
and Brother Freddie of Tortola.
There will be refreshments on sale and residents are asked to
bring a love offering. For more information call Joseph Alexander
Luke at 776-6304 or Barbara Dalmida Thompson at 774-0566.

ANTS Classes Starting This Month
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Kids And The Sea will host two adult sailing programs
in November. One Adults 'N The Sea (ANTS) program will start
on Wednesday, November 12, and the second will start on Satur-
day, November 15. Each program will be four classes and cost
$200. For more information or to register call Connections East
at 779-4994.







St. John Tradewinds, November 10-16, 2008 3


St. John Iradewinds News Photos by lom Oat


JESS Students Celebrate


Obama Win with Parade


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Julius E. Spruave School stu-
dents hit the streets of Cruz Bay
on Wednesday afternoon, Novem-
ber 5, to celebrate the historic elec-
tion of Barack Obama as the 44th
president of the United States of
America.
"We're just jubilant about the
outcome of the election," said
JESS vice principal Brenda Dalm-
ida. "Our older students have
been following local and national
politics and this is the culminating
event and what we think is a fan-
tastic end result."


JESS students and staff proudly showed off hand-crafted posters and banners during a
parade through Cruz Bay to celebrate President-elect Barack Obama's victory.


Students, teachers and staff
wound through Cruz Bay waving
placards reading "Yes, We Did,"
"Barack Can Be the Change," "I
Love Obama," "First Black Presi-
dent," and "Dreams Come True."
Other signs read, "One Nation,
One People" "A Dawn for Ameri-
ca, A Victory for the People" and
"Open That Door, We Are Coming
Through."
"Everyone is just so excited
here, we've decided to have an
Obama as President Parade,"
Dalmida said. "It's a celebration
of the new stage in American his-
tory."


Gov. John deJongh Celebrates

An Historic American Election
St. John Tradewinds
The election of U.S. Senator Barack Obama as the next president of
the United States has filled people around the world with both excite-
ment and pride, Gov. John deJongh said last week.
"There is excitement at the possibilities that his election has made
possible and pride that America has taken this historic step forward to-
wards fulfilling its promise," said deJongh. "All in the Virgin Islands
rejoice in the moment. And so do I."
People can now look to their children and see their future in a new and
hopeful way. Residents can now speak to their children with a greater
conviction that what they speak is true, deJongh explained.
"We can stand before the world confident that America will again be
a force for good and a true reflection of our finest principles," said the
governor. "And here at home in the Virgin Islands, I believe that we can
take from this moment a renewed sense of hope, a renewed belief that
by working together we can indeed make things better for us all and
especially for those less fortunate than ourselves."
If America can stand together for hope and change, surely the Virgin
Islands can also, deJongh added.
There was overwhelming support for Obama in the Virgin Islands
throughout his bid for the U.S. presidency. The Virgin Islands Demo-
cratic Caucus voted with overwhelming support for Obama to become
the Democratic Party's presidential nominee during party primaries.


INDEX


Business Directory .............24
Church Schedules .............20
Classified Ads ................... 23
Community Calendar .........21
Crossword Puzzle ..............22
Ferry Schedules .................20
Letters ......................... 6-17
P olice Log ......................... 2 1
Real Estate ................. 25-27
Rhythm & Views .................6
St. John Rescue .................15
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................8



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Barshinger Regains Senator at Large Seat from Incumbent Wesselhoft


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As stateside voters historically changed
the political landscape last week by electing
Barack Obama as the first African-American
president of the United States, voters in the
Virgin Islands shook things up on the local
political scene.
Incumbent Senator at Large Carmen
Miranda Wesselhoft, a member of the Inde-
pendent Citizens Movement, was voted out
of office after serving one term in the VI.
legislature. While the senator at large posi-
tion must be filled by a St. John resident,
voters on all three islands vote for the candi-
date of their choice.
Former Senator at Large Craig Barshinger
- who was voted out in 2006 after serving
one term earned a seat in the 28th Leg-
islature. He took almost 54 percent of the
votes, compared to 45 percent for Wessel-
hoft.
Barshinger, a Democrat, is eager to get
back to work.
"I'm really excited about being back in
the legislature because I feel that St. John
has some serious problems that we can now
focus on," Barshinger said. "One of those
problems is fixing our parking problem. It
takes a sustained effort and now I'm in a po-
sition to do something about it."
"I'm also eager to restart our town meet-
ings so St. John can continue to lead the


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Anna Tuttle showed her support for senator at large candidate Craig
Barshinger on election day outside of the JESS polling station.


Virgin Islands in participatory democracy
where all the people feel their voices are
heard," said Barshinger.
As senator at large, Barshinger will focus
on lowering the cost of electricity territory-
wide, he explained.
Electricity Is Number One Issue
"My number one issue is bringing the
cost of electricity down below 20 cents per
kilowatt hour," Barshinger said. "The sena-
tor at large will lead the charge for afford-


able electricity."
In conceding defeat, Wesselhoft thanked
her supporters.
"I would like to thank the 10,000 voters
that demonstrated their continued faith in
my leadership and to also thank every voter
that actually took the time to go to the polls
on Tuesday," Wesselhoft said in a prepared
statement last week. "It is critical that we
continue to take an active role in the politi-
cal process and, though we could not take


part in the national election, we can all be
proud to bear witness to this historic day."
Looking back over the past two years,
serving as the Virgin Islands senator at large
was an invaluable experience, Wesselhoft
explained.
"This opportunity to serve our beloved
community at this level is truly an honor,"
said the former senator at large. "I am proud
to be among the handful of Virgin Island-
ers privileged enough to be selected by the
people to represent them. I owe a debt of
gratitude to my family, my campaign work-
ers and all those new friends I met along the
way."
While Barshinger came out on top at the
Guy Benjamin School polling station by
a margin of 137 votes to 69 votes for Wes-
selhoft voters at Julius E. Sprauve School
showed their continued support for Wessel-
hoft. She took 390 votes at JESS compared
to 288 votes cast for Barshinger.
Barshinger was the clear winner on St.
Croix while Wesselhoft came out on top
at several polling stations on St. Thomas.
In total Barshinger garnered 12,027 votes
territory-wide compared to 10,223 votes for
Wesselhoft.
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen
- who ran unopposed was re-elected by
an overwhelming majority. Territory-wide
she garnered 99.5 percent of the vote, a total
of 18,237 votes.


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Greeters To Share Smiles, Information and Rum with St. John Visitors


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When visitors to St. John ar-
rive at the ferry dock, they will
soon be greeted by a friendly
face and a complimentary
sample of Cruzan Rum.
Ajoint project between the St.
John Chapter of the St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce
and the Department of Tourism
(DOT), the tourism greeter pro-
gram will feature residents posi-
tioned on the secure side of the
Loredon Boynes ferry dock wel-
coming visitors to Love City.
Nine greeters have already
been hired and trained and of-
ficials expect the program to be
launched soon as long as a
booth is constructed.
While DOT will cover the
greeters' salary, the department
doesn't have enough funds to
build a structure where the greet-
ers will be based, explained the
ST/SJ Chamber of Commerce's
St. John representative Kate Nor-
fleet.
"Tourism does have a budget
from the government but it isn't
a lot of money especially for all
the goals they have," said Nor-
fleet. "They got an estimate of
$4,500 from an individual on St.
Thomas to build a booth and they
just don't have that kind of bud-
get."
MSI owner and ST/SJ
Chamber of Commerce president
- Tom Brundt has agreed to do-
nate the materials for the booth
and officials are now looking for
volunteers to help with construc-
tion.
"We need to have some sort
of way to store a cooler and cups
and present the rum," Norfleet
said. "We're just looking for a
little covered shaded area where
the greeters can stand and some
storage space."
Chamber officials are compil-
ing island information for greet-
ers to distribute, but will not be
promoting any businesses, Nor-
fleet added.
"We're not promoting one
business over another," she said.
"The greeters will be there to
give a positive, happy welcome
to St. John. We're trying to get
a government-issued map, but no
one specific business or publica-
tion will be presented."
As the project gets underway,
chamber officials hope to have
additional greeters positioned
at the Cruz Bay Creek area to


welcome cruise ship guests, ex-
plained Cid Hamling, a member
of the St. John Chapter of the ST/
SJ Chamber.
"It's overwhelming for people
who come in off the cruise ship
tenders they don't know where


to go," said Hamling. "The plan
is to have someone greeting them
and offering information about
where to go and where things
are."
The tourism greeter program's
success is an example of hard


work and collaboration, Hamling
added.
"It's really been Kate Norfleet
and the Chamber of Commerce,
Debbie Hime and St. John Ad-
ministrator Leona Smith work-
ing on this," Hamling said. "We


weren't just going to sit down on
this one. We really wanted to see
it happen and it's exciting."
Anyone willing to help build
the greeters' booth should call
Hamling at Connections at 776-
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St. John Tradewinds
This election year has been one of the most excit-
ing yet. Whether it be in school, locally, or nationally,
I am sure we can all agree that this election cycle has
made all of us more enthusiastic about politics.
The election that has had the most profound ef-
fect on us all, is clearly the U.S. presidential election.
Even though the people of the Virgin Islands can not
vote in this election, that did not stop any of us from
becoming political gurus.
At the Gifft Hill School, this showed to be true as
the students of the American Government class per-
formed a hysterical show for the school, pretending to
be the presidential candidates and their families.
Student Candidates
On Election Day, November 4, half of the 12 stu-
dents in American Government class acted as John
McCain, Sarah Palin, Cindy McCain, Joe Biden, Mi-
chelle Obama, and Barack Obama, and the other half
of the class made Power Point presentations which
poked fun at the candidates and their entourage.
The event was truly a scene as GHS senior Jessica
Samuel gave a phenomenal interpretation of Sarah
Palin. She had the accent down pat and she answered
all the questions she was asked, just as Sarah Palin
would.
"I watched tons of speeches she made, and inter-
views of her on YouTube to get to know this one-of-
a-kind woman," said Samuel.
Tafari Olliverie and Zenobia Howe also did fine
jobs as they posed as Senator John McCain and his
wife Cindy. They talked about their goals and policies
in an interview conducted by American Government
teacher Mary Willen. The crowd was a bit rejecting of
the two, but they managed to carry out a very profes-


sional interview.
After team McCain had its few minutes of fame,
team Obama was up to the plate. GBS seniors Kerla
Fessale and Chade Edwards spoke about the wars
and health care in America as they posed as Michelle
Obama and Joe Biden.
More Than An Interview
Being the huge Obama fan that I am, I took playing
the part of Barack Obama very seriously. I decided to
do much more than an interview, because I did not
feel that just an interview would do Senator Obama
any justice.
With this in mind, I wrote a song entitled "John
McCain," which I sang in front of the entire school,
followed by a speech in which I spoke about the econ-
omy and the plans and goals which Senator Obama
wishes to fulfill. I was extremely honored to pose as
who we all know now as, the President-elect of the
United Sates of America.
After we finished, and watched all the Power Point
presentations and listened to the speeches and inter-
views, we carried out a mock election. GHS students
were able to vote for the president of the United
States. Just like in real life, Barack Obama won by
a landslide.
Local Election
While the U.S. presidential election took up most
of our attention during the last few weeks, we must
not forget about own local politics. Members of the
28th Legislature were chosen on the same day as the
U.S. president-elect. With a new president-elect in the
states, and a somewhat new legislature here, hopefully
the island of St. John and the rest of America can real-
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St. John Tradewinds, November 10-16, 2008 7


Commerical Vessels Using Creek Not in Compliance With USCG

U.S. Coast Guard Regulations Will Be Enforced Soon


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While it is common to see British Virgin
Islands-bound boats picking up passengers
at the VI. National Park dock in Cruz Bay,
it's not allowed according to U.S. Coast
Guard regulations.
The VINP dock, the Cruz Bay Creek and
the Great Cruz Bay beach are not USCG-
certified facilities for vessels carrying 12
or more passengers embarking on interna-
tional travel.
Under the regulations, Inter-island Boat
Services which has been operating ferry
service to the BVI off of the Cruz Bay Creek
for years is not in compliance either.
Only Cargo OK at Creek
"The Creek is certified only for cargo,
not passengers," said USCG Marine Safety
Detachment St. Thomas Lt. Commander
Tim Grant. "While they do have a facility
there, the ferry company is not supposed to
be operating out of there because it is not a
regulated facility."
"The Creek dock is owned by the VI.
Port Authority and they have only provided
a plan to handle cargo, not passengers," said
Grant. "The National Park Service dock
used to be a certified facility, but they are
not certified any longer."
Enighed, Westin, Caneel Docks
Are In Compliance
The Loredon Boynes ferry dock, Enighed
Pond Marine Facility, Westin Resort and
Villas dock and the secured dock at Caneel
Bay Resort are the only facilities in com-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Neither the Cruz Bay Creek nor the V.I. National Park dock are autho-
rized facilities for vessels picking up or dropping off passengers for inter-
national travel, according to USCG regulations.


pliance with USCG regulations for interna-
tional travel of Safety Of Life at Sea (SO-
LAS) certified vessels.
A SOLAS certified vessel is any vessel
which carries more than 12 passengers and
provides service to another country.
USCG officials received reports of com-
mercial operators who fall under the SO-
LAS certification using facilities which are
not in compliance. After receiving reports


of this activity, Coast Guard officials de-
cided to issue letters detailing the infraction,
explained Grant.
"The letter was in response to a report
that there were SOLAS certified vessels
picking up and dropping off passengers at
facilities not in compliance with regula-
tions," said Grant.
Education Before Enforcement
"We forwarded the letter to all SOLAS


"The Creek is certified
only for cargo, not passen-
gers. While they do have a
facility there, the ferry com-
pany is not supposed to be
operating out of there be-
cause it is not a regulated
facility."
Tim Grant,
USCG Marine Safety Detachment
St. Thomas Lt. Commander


companies because we heard the issue was
occurring and we wanted to send out infor-
mation first," Grant continued.
While there are steep penalties for the
violation including a suspended or re-
voked master's license and a $25,000 fine
- USCG officials wanted to get the infor-
mation to the public before taking enforce-
ment actions, according to the USCG Lieu-
tenant Commander.
"I've only been here three months, so I
didn't want it to seem like I was coming out
with my guns blazing," said Grant. "I want
to educate the public first."
Education is also what VINP officials are
advocating, according to VINP superinten-
dent Mark Hardgrove.
Civic Engagement Needed
"There has been intermittent enforcement
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St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands National Park Superintendent Mark Hardgrove an-
nounced last week that in recognition of Veterans Day, Tuesday, Novem-
ber 11, has been declared a Fee Free Day for veterans and their fami-
lies.
On this day, VINP will admit free-of-charge all U.S. Military veter-
ans, current members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families to
Trunk Bay Beach on St. John.
"This day recognizes the sacrifice and service these men and women
have made for our country, and for that we are grateful," Superintendent
Hardgrove said.
The National Park Service is proud of the Virgin Islands citizens and
visitors alike who have served in the military and hope they will bring
their families to one of the special places they served to protect.
Trunk Bay Beach is one of the most visited beaches on St. John, and is
home to an underwater trail where swimmers are able to snorkel over the
reef and read the plaques which identify coral and fish below.
Superintendent Hardgrove encouraged visitors to Trunk Bay Beach
during Veterans Day to ride safari taxis or carpool in order to avoid over-
crowding in the Trunk Bay parking lot.


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Jackson's and Oprah's cheeks the whole world hanging on every
word, I can't believe how many hearts were touched by Obama's
success.
Congratulations to the V.I. Winners
To the senators and board members: Good luck in the coming
years!
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look the same as ever after all these years Richard Simmons
and Wade Smith (surrounded by BVI security) and Avis Browne's
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By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
An approximately 20 foot tall
lignum vitae tree found a new
home last week when it was re-
moved from the Cruz Bay round-
about site near Dolphin Market on
Thursday afternoon, November 6,
and relocated to the Department of
Public Works' Susannaberg trans-
fer station.
The tree, an endangered spe-
cies, had to be removed to facili-
tate continued construction of the
Cruz Bay roundabout.
"It was our intent to save it and
not throw it in the dump," said
DPW's St. John Deputy Director
Ira Wade, who was unsure of the
tree's age. "It was planted in the
yard behind the Public Works shop
in Susannaberg."
When Wade received word
a few days earlier that the tree
would need to be removed, he in-
formed contractor Island Roads


St. John Tradewinds News Photo File


The lignum vitae tree was relocated from the Cruz Bay
intersection to the Susannaberg transfer station.


that the lignum vitae could not be
destroyed, he explained.
"We were going to do every-
thing we could to save it," said
Wade.
Other trees, including a few
palms, will also need to be re-
moved from the roundabout site,
Wade added.


"The palm trees will be relo-
cated if we can, and if the gov-
ernment has no use for the other
trees, residents can come see us
and we'll let them have them," he
said. "It's not our intent to destroy
any of the trees. We love the trees
too and we don't want to cut them
down."


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St. John TradewindsNews Photo

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from First Bank Virgin Islands last week as part of the local bank's annual neighbor-
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"First in Service" grant. Stevens was nominated for the award by St. John Youth Com-
mittee chairperson Paul Devine.
"Malik is unique in that he continues to be a positive role model for youth while being
engaged in a variety of community and school-based activities," Devine wrote in the
First Bank grant application.
Stevens and Devine, who accepted the grant on behalf of the St. John Youth Com-
mittee, were awarded the grants at a reception at First Bank's St. Thomas waterfront
branch on Thursday evening, November 6. (from left to right) First Bank marketing
officer Sadie Taylor-Clendinen, Malik Stevens, Paul Devine and First Bank senior vice
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Coral Bay Business Owners Hear from CBCC and Chamber Officials


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Tourism really tries to
be effective, St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce executive director Joe Aubain
told a group of Coral Bay business owners
at a Thursday morning, November 6, meet-
ing at Skinny Legs.
Facing an anticipated difficult economic
landscape, Coral Bay Community Council
and local chamber officials hosted a meeting
with about 18 business owners on the tradi-
tionally quiet eastern side of St. John.
Bemoaning perceived shortfalls by the
Department of Tourism (DOT) in promot-
ing the territory and St. John in particular,
business owners were asked to be patient
as the department was preoccupied trying
to ensure airline carriers didn't decrease the
number of flights to the islands.
DOT Playing Catch-up
"So much time and money was spent
making sure there were airline seats down
here, now they're playing catch-up and try-
ing to get those seats booked," said Aubain.
While the department has been focus-
ing mainly on St. Croix, DOT has also been
busy changing the direction of its advertis-
ing campaign, explained Kate Norfleet, the
St. John Chapter representative of ST/SJ
Chamber of Commerce.
"Tourism has refocused its campaign
away from 'America's Paradise' to offering
a vacation that is unique and one visitors can
create themselves," Norfleet said. "There is
a big push for St. Croix, but there is also a
push for St. John in the eco-tourism area and
getting away from it all. They are just start-
ing this now."
The chamber will try to arrange for DOT
Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty
to meet with the Coral Bay group, Aubain
added.
CBCC president Sharon Coldren gave


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Town and Country owner Liz Ford, third from left, shares her concerns
with fellow Coral Bay business owners during the meeting at Skinny Legs.


a brief overview of the five-year-old,
200-member strong non-profit organization
which works on a variety of community is-
sues, including development and environ-
mental concerns.
Business and CBCC Partnership
"We're pushing very hard for a St. John
planner and we encourage volunteer action,"
said Coldren. "We try to make government
more effective. We'd like the business com-
munity to help take us from the first five
years to the next five years."
Members of the St. John Chapter of the
chamber have been working on the greeter
program (see related story page 5), ensuring
late-night arrivals can get passage to Love
City after ferries stop running and the pro-
posed VI. Port Authority user fees.


"VIPA plans to install turnstiles at Red
Hook and Cruz Bay for users to pay 25 cents
each way," said Norfleet. "St. John residents
felt they were being singled out, when in
fact, the St. John community was the only
one not being charged a fee. The fees are
usually built into ticket prices."
Turnstiles at Docks
"It is within VIPA's legal rights to insti-
tute a fee," Norfleet continued. "They say
they need the fee in order to maintain their
facilities and continue to grow."
While the idea sounds foreign to St. John
residents, stateside visitors are familiar with
turnstiles, Norfleet added.
"It might be odd for us, but anyone who
lives in a city is comfortable with turnstiles,"
she said.


"Coral Bay is more popu-
lar now than ever. There
is less over-head here so
our prices are lower, there
is plenty of parking and
cheaper gas. All of those
things are positive."
Christy Dove,
Coral Bay Businessowner


Visitors to the islands, however, are look-
ing to get away from city life and things like
turnstiles, Skinny Legs owner Moe Chabuz
explained.
"What makes the islands attractive is get-
ting away from it all," said Chabuz. "They
want to get away from turnstiles. The key
thing is the laid-back, friendly atmosphere
that makes the islands and Coral Bay spe-
cial."
As parking woes and large scale develop-
ments continue to plague Cruz Bay, Coral
Bay is becoming more and more popular,
explained Christie Dove, who owns the re-
tail store Big Fish and the villa management
company Boot It VI.
Coral Bay Attracting More Visitors
"Coral Bay is more popular now than
ever," said Dove. "There is less over-head
here so our prices are lower, there is plenty
of parking and cheaper gas. All of those
things are positive."
"We need a way to market ourselves out
here," Dove said.
As the local chamber continues revamp-
ing its web site a project which has taken
more than a year and remains unfinished -
Coral Bay could have its own page, Norfleet
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Chamber Business After Hours


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
One year after its resurgence, the growing St. John
Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Com-
merce is hosting its second Love City Business Af-
ter Hours on Thursday, November 13, at Ocean Grill
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
As the economic landscape remains murky, there
hasn't been a better time for island business owners
and professionals to network and band together, ex-
plained the local chamber's St. John representative
Kate Norfleet.
"Anyone who hasn't already, should become a
chamber member because the more members we
have, the stronger our voice is and the more we're
able to really let the whole St. Thomas/St. John dis-
trict know that St. John is a viable location that needs
to be listened to," said Norfleet.
Protecting Business Interests
"The way development has happened, we all need
to make our voices heard and the chamber is a really
good forum for that," Norfleet continued. "The more
St. John speaks out, the stronger our voice is."
Chamber membership offers a variety of privileg-
es, including health insurance benefits. Also, with a
legislative committee which works directly on legis-
lation that impacts businesses, the chamber ensures
its members' interests are protected, Norfleet added.
When Norfleet took over as St. John representative
of the local chamber, she focused on resurrecting the
long-defunct Love City chapter, she explained.
"We've been at this for a year now and its time to
think about the chapter's focus for the future," Nor-
fleet said. "We've accomplished some things already
and we're making a lot of progress on our initia-
tives."
Chapter members have been working on the tour-
ism greeter program, ensuring additional security


"We're also trying to make it
easier on our guests who arrive
late at night. We're contacting
water taxis and trying to find out
what we can do for people who
get to Red Hook after the last ferry
has left. We're trying to get a sign
posted to inform visitors of their
options at that hour."
Kate Norfleet, St. John Representative
STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce


cameras are placed throughout Love City, and dis-
cussing the proposed VI. Port Authority ferry fees,
which are currently pending.
Looking Out for Late Night Arrivals
"We're also trying to make it easier on our guests
who arrive late at night," said the local chamber's St.
John representative. "We're contacting water taxis
and trying to find out what we can do for people who
get to Red Hook after the last ferry has left. We're
trying to get a sign posted to inform visitors of their
options at that hour." (See related story on Page 5.)
"In general we're trying to get the word out that
everyone needs to work together to ensure that we
remain a top market," Norfleet said
While networking will be on the evening's agenda,
with the chamber's famous $2 bar and complimenta-
ry hors d'oeuvers, the St. John Business After Hours
promises to be a fun-filled event. Door prizes and a
50/50 raffle will be available as well as membership
applications. For information about the St. John Busi-
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Public Services Commission
officials and representatives of the
Virgin Islands Telephone Compa-
ny, VITELCO, squared off at a rate
investigation hearing on Thursday
afternoon, November 6, at the St.
John legislature building.
The mandatory five-year rate
investigation comes a month be-
fore an expected sale of the tele-
phone company, with VITELCO's
parent company Innovative Com-
munications continuing through
Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceed-
ings. VITELCO will be sold to
pay down hundreds of millions of
dollars of debt incurred by Innova-
tive.
The PSC hopes to have a new
rate schedule in effect by Decem-
ber 3, which is expected to make a
late December sale of the compa-
ny easier as it would paint a clearer
picture of the company's value.
PSC attorneys and consultants
are looking at lowering the cur-
rent rate of 11.5 percent to 9.42
percent. VITELCO consultants,
however, maintain that the current
11.5 percent rate is fine and could
even be raised to a reasonable 13
percent.
"All we're saying is that the
current rate is OK," said David
Blessing, a Maryland economic
consultant for VITELCO. "Even
13 percent is reasonable there
is no cause to lower the rate. To
lower the rate will make it harder
to attract a buyer and attract capi-
tal in today's market."
In addition to the expected $185
million price tag, any buyer would
have to invest millions more to
upgrade the severely outdated sys-
tem, explained Atlanta-based tele-
communications engineer Keith
Milner, in testimony before hear-
ing examiner David Nissman.
"VITELCO's network is in a
serious state of disrepair," said
Milner. "Upgrading the network
will not be easy, quick or inexpen-
sive. Newer technologies which
are common stateside are virtually
absent here. The failure to incor-
porate technology severely limits
the service VITELCO can offer to
customers and causes deficiencies
and disruption of service."
Two-thirds of VITELCO's net-
work is in poor condition, while
one-third of the network is in fair


"VITELCO's network is in a serious state
of disrepair. Upgrading the network will
not be easy, quick or inexpensive. Newer
technologies which are common stateside
are virtually absent here. The failure to
incorporate technology severely limits the
service VITELCO can offer to customers
and causes deficiencies and disruption of
service."
Keith Milner,
Atlanta-based tele-communications engineer


condition, and even that portion
requires repair, Milner explained.
Repairing the network, how-
ever, might not be the best route,
added Milner, who examined
VITELCO's operations on all
three islands.
"I use the analogy of a 40-year
old car," said the engineer. "I can
spend a lot of money and time re-
pairing the car, but at the end of the
day, I've just spent a lot of money
and time and I still have a 40 year
old car."
VITELCO offers its custom-
ers seriously outdated technology,
Milner explained.
"VITELCO's customers de-
serve better than 1980s technol-
ogy," he said. "Investments in up-
grading technology just were not
made. Even routine maintenance
of clearing brush around power


lines, was just not being done."
Any network is only as strong
as its weakest link, Milner ex-
plained.
"Here, there is no strong link,"
he said. "I've seen worse cases on
an individual basis, but I've not
seen such a poor network on such
a pervasive level."
While attorneys and consultants
for PSC and VITELCO filled the
legislature conference room, no St.
John residents attended the hear-
ing.
The rate investigation hearings
began on St. Croix on November
5 and continued on St. Thomas on
November 6. Nissman is expected
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Learn To Play Steel Pan with Sorzano


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While the Love City Pan Dragons has long been a
great program for youth, adults who wanted to learn
to play steelpans didn't have anywhere to turn un-
til now.
Mike Sorzano is offering classes every afternoon at
St. Ursula's Church for anyone adults and children
- interested in mastering the quintessential Carib-
bean instrument.
As a native of Trinidad where the instrument
was invented Sorzano has been playing pan almost
as long as he can remember.
"I've been playing a long, long time," said Sorza-
no. "I started playing when I was young, and now I'm
an old man, so it's been a while. I started in Trinidad
and then I moved to New York and I've been playing
and teaching there."
While Sorzano called St. John home about 10 years
ago, the pan called him back to the island two years
ago.
"A friend teaches on St. Thomas and asked me to
come down and tune drums for him," said Sorzano.
"So I came down and now I've decided to stay."
The pan player, who has taught hundreds of people
to play the instrument, also makes and tunes steel-
pans, Sorzano explained.
"I make and tune all the different drums, from ten-
or pans to double seconds," he said.
Although steelpans are usually associated with ca-
lypso music, they can be used to play many different
types of music.
"You can do just about anything on the steeldrum
- classical, jazz, pop, calypso anything," said
Sorzano. "It's such a versatile instrument."
The pan offers a perfect introduction to the world
of music, the instructor explained.
"I teach because I want to expose people to steel-
drum music and give them a sense and a love for mu-
sic," Sorzano said. "Part of my teaching is helping
people develop an ear. Which helps with all music."
While teaching basic steelpan instruction, Sorzano
also includes music theory in his classes.
"It's important to read and write music," he said.


Mike Sorzano, far right, at St. Ursula's
Episcopal Church with Cleamena Duncan
and Rev. William Potter.


"You are at a disadvantage if you can't read music.
You can't really do anything on your own on the drum
if you can't read music."
"When you learn some theory, you can do things
on your own more rapidly and that is when things get
interesting," Sorzano said.
Sorzano's classes will enable students ample op-
portunity to practice. Once students can play a few
songs, they will be able to show off their new talents,
Sorzano explained.
"We'll be playing at church services at St. Ursula's
in the near future," he said.
Pan classes are available weekday afternoons at St.
Ursula's Episcopal Church. Classes are $5 a month
and a yearly $25 registration fee is also charged. Call
Sorzano at 642-2998 for more information or to reg-
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Adopt-A-Family This Holiday Season

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Human Services, Division of Children and
Family Services is coordinating its third annual Adopt-A-Family
Program. Community sponsors and families are encouraged to
provide a great Thanksgiving and Christmas for a less fortunate
family. For more information call 774-4393.

ACC Hosting Poinsetta Sale

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Island residents can purchase poinsettias in preparation for the
holidays, with proceeds from the sales benefiting the St. John Ani-
mal Care Center.
The poinsettias will be available in two sizes as early as Novem-
ber 15. Six-inch pots will be $12 and 10-inch pots will be $25.
Poinsettias are on display at St. John Hardware, please Kate
Swan to place an order. For more information call Connie at the
ACC at 774-1625.

Christmas for the Animals Dec. 5
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Animal Care Center is gearing up for the year's
most festive fundraising event on Friday, December 5, from 6:30
to 9:30 p.m.
This year the highly anticipated "Christmas for the Animals"
party has a Roaring 1920s theme and will be at the beautiful and
spacious villa Tango Mare, which affords 180-degree ocean views
over Hart Bay.
The best and most generous chefs across the island, as
well as guest bartenders at the "Bullets & Bubbles" bar will de-
light taste buds, while music from the 1920s will get feet tapping.
Great food and drinks, fun music, "cigar girls," valuable raffles
and costume contests are all planned. Guests are encouraged to
dress in the spirit of the Roaring 20s or island fancy and join the
party.
The annual event raises much needed funds for the St. John
ACC, a non-profit organization which cares for the island's home-
less animals and educates the community about proper pet care.
Tickets are available for a $100 donation to the ACC and can soon
be purchased at Chelsea Drugstore, St. John Hardware, Connec-
tions and the ACC. For more information call the ACC at 774-
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Weekly Results

Raiders 34 Packers 6
Aspen Moore provided his usual scoring touch as he passed for
4 TDs for the Raiders. The Packers didn't get untracked until the
second half as Sam Wessinger took one in for the only Packers
score of the game. Able Phillips was a key for the Raiders as he
grabbed 3 TDs and Kai Merten added another. The Raiders meet
the undefeated Patriots on November 8 at 1 p.m. with the Packers
meeting the Rams at 2 p.m.

Patriots 19 Rams 15
The only way to describe this game is exciting! The Patriots
were able to squeak out a victory to remain undefeated against the
very tough Rams. The Patriots led off the scoring but the Rams
came right back with two scores and led at the half 13-7. The
Rams' momentum could not carry them through the second half
as the Patriots stepped up to take the lead. The Rams were able to
manage a two-point safety on a bad snap. Leading the way for the
Patriots was Nick Lopes who passed for 3 TDs, two to Weston Pa-
trie and another to N'Kosi Jones. Rams' quarterback Justin Doran
passed for two, one to Enzo Newhardt to give them the lead at the
half. Defense was key as both teams played tough throughout the
game.

Standings as of November 1

Team W-L PF PA
Patriots 4-0 97 58
Raiders 2-2 111 63
Rams 2-2 89 59
Packers 0-4 14 131


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St. John Tradewinds
Neither snow nor rain, nor heat nor gloom ofnight
stays these carriersfrom the swift completion of their
appointed rounds except if the mailbox is located
in tall grass.
Residents on the East End were informed last
week that their U.S. Post Office appointed mail
boxes would not be serviced because the contractor


who delivers mail felt it was unsafe to walk in the
tall grass which surrounds the boxes. While the area
is supposed to be maintained by the Department of
Public Works, residents weed whacked the trouble-
some grass themselves and mail made it into their
boxes by the end of the week.
Reports of a possible bee in the area were not con-
firmed as of press time.


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St. John Rescue
by Dustin Prudhomme


2008 Hurricane Season Ending Soon


By Dustin Prudhomme
St. John Tradewinds
As the 2008 Hurricane Sea-
son slowly comes to an end with
only about 20 days remaining, St.
John residents can be happy that
we missed the brunt of Hurricane
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Last article, we spoke of the
formation of the St. John Rescue
Board. The board met September
12 at Chloe & Bernard's Restau-
rant located at the Westin Resort
and Villas. There are eight mem-
bers seated on the board at the
present time.
Members are Ira Wade, Depart-
ment of Public Works Deputy Di-
rector, Karin Schlesinger, past St.
John Rescue President and Gen-
eral Manager, Bill Willigerod, St.
John Administrator Leona Smith,
Ronnie Klingsberg, Morris De-
Castro Clinic Administrator Ron-
nie Jones, Myrah Keating Smith
Community Health Center physi-
cian and St. John Rescue Medical
Directior Dr. Joseph DeJames,
and Winnie Powell.
The month of October was busy
with additional training with Ma-
rine Unit One. The marine team
along with the First Responder
Class trained on using backboards
with the boat. They also learned
how to conduct beach rescues.
The trainings took place at the
Westin Resort and Villas dock and
beach area. The Marine Unit also
met with British Virgin Islands
Search and Rescue along with V.I.
National Park staff on October
17.
St. John Rescue selected three
new members during its last
monthly meeting. The new mem-
bers are Ron Dunford, certified


first responder, Jeff Quinlan, li-
censed U.S. Coast Guard Captain,
and Kela Bradford. We welcome
these new members to the orga-
nization and look forward to their
success and assistance during
times of need.
With more than 300 days past
so far, St. John Rescue has re-
sponded to 117 calls for the year.
For the month of October, the total
call number was five. This was a
25 percent increase over the num-
ber of calls in October 2007.
With the increase in calls year
after year, rescue members are be-
coming more called upon by citi-
zens of St. John. With this increase
in demand new rescue members
are needed.
St. John Rescue meets the first
Thursday of each month at the
Westin Resort and Villas confer-
ence room at 7:00 p.m. The meet-
ings are typically one hour long
and many topics, including train-
ing, are covered.
For emergencies please dial
911 from any landline telephone
and 340-776-9110 from any cell
phone.
Remember to provide which is-
land you are calling from, the ex-
act location, and the nature of the
emergency so the proper emergen-
cy services agency can respond.
The more information provided
to the operator, the better prepared
the responding agency can be as
they arrive on scene. Until next
month stay safe.


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Resident Responds To Revuelta's Letter Regarding Rezoning


Editor,
There was a time when the mosquitoes ganged up
on us because there were only three houses on the
bay. And there was no lack of shells on the beaches.
Now we laugh when the acquaintances we meet at
First Bank followed or preceded us at the Post Office
or Scotia Bank and sometimes the grocery store. The
joys of living on St. John are sweet.
It's even sweeter when a long-time resident gets
the opportunity to own land and develop it with the
terrain, landscape and infrastructure in mind. For us
it's a dream come true.
Mr. and Mrs. Alejo chose to be open and do the
right thing when they requested a rezoning before
construction commenced as opposed to investing in
a few extra units after the certificate of occupancy
was obtained. As a friendly neighbor he made himself


available for touring his property and reviewing his
architectural drawings demonstrating transparency.
Big business has built humongous structures and
demonstrated an arrogance that has tarnished the har-
mony that allowed neighbors to coexist extracting ex-
treme uses from any gaping building code.
The residents of St. John are living with the intru-
sions and insults of big business. We are not to act in
fear that our residents will build outlandishly, request-
ing a major variance after construction commences
with the eminent threat of bankruptcy. Neither were
we selling when land was flipping. This is not what
Love City is about. Recognize the difference.

Respectfully submitted,
Myrtle Barry
St. Johnian


Editor,
Ashlee Wilson, a former resi-
dent of St. John will be a part of
the fall 2008 graduating class from
Flagler College in St. Augustine,
Florida. Ashlee will be receiving
two Bachelor's Degrees in Busi-
ness Administration and English.
As a member of the first ever
graduating class from the island
of St. John in 2004 and a student
of the Coral Bay School, she and
her family want to say thank you
for all the support she received her
senior year. Coral Bay School and
all of the wonderful residents who
became such a big part of her high
school experience were a great
help in preparing Ashlee for col-
lege.
At the beginning of each school


Ashlee Wilson

year new students are asked where
they grew up and where they
graduated high school. Saying


she graduated from St. John was
always a delight.
Ashlee is now putting her busi-
ness degree to good use as part of
the marketing team for Hull Sto-
rey Gibson Companies, a property
management, acquisition, and re-
development company focusing
mainly on retail properties, based
in Augusta, Georgia.
With a smile, Ashlee says her
retail experience would not have
been as complete without the help
of C4th Embroidery, owned by
Marla and Dan MClung, which
gave her that first job in the busi-
ness. It goes to show it really does
take an island to raise a child.
Thank you, St. John and con-
gratulations to Ashlee Wilson!
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St. John Tradewinds, November 10-16, 2008 17


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Vets, Seniors, Children Shouldn't Have To Pay Fuel Surcharge


Editor,
My question why so late and long for a PSC
hearing we need results. Oil prices are down almost
100 percent since the fuel charge was put in place and
I repeat, senior citizens, children and veterans should
not have had to pay this charge.
Why do we tax payers have to bring this to the at-


tention of the PSC? This is what we pay them for.
I am glad that I brought this to the attention of the
Delegate to Congress' Office. It seems that this is the
only office that cares and follows through for us on
St. John.
Jerry Runyon,
American Legion Post 131 Commander


Editor,
We're writing to say Thank You to the St. John Re-
volving Fund and Teddi Politis Purple Hair account
for helping us with perscriptions last month. Illnesses


Editor,
Lockheed Martin is responsible for administering
new biometric cards to Virgin Island's port workers.
"May I ask who you work for?"
"I can't say sir."
"Were you specifically instructed not to divulge
your employer?"
"Yes sir."
I'm having a curious conversation with a service
representative on the help line for TWIC, the Trans-
portation Workers Identification Card. It seems she's
hiding something.
Before the call I was mildly annoyed that as a Coast
Guard-certified charter captain, I had to buy a TWIC
card, and now I suspect something sinister.
Reading through the FAQ's on TWICinformation.
com I come across something curious. After my bio-
metric fingerprinting, my criminal background check,
a run down on the Terrorist Watch List, citizenship
status and the submission of my name to the Depart-
ment of Homeland Security and the FBI and two vis-
its to the office at Nisky Center, I make my check out
for $132.50 to Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin has benefitted greatly from Re-
publican-generated and Democrat-supported privati-
zation of government services, specifically the Trans-
portation Services Administration (TSA) and it's
TWIC program.
When I spoke with TSA media relations agent,
Greg Soule, he explained that, "it's standard practice
for government agencies to contract out large pro-
grams like TWIC."
Lockheed secured a $1.2 billion contract to handle
human resources for TSA, with a $3 billion cap. In
addition, Lockheed secured a $70 million contract for
the initial phase of the TWIC.
The Transportation Workers Identity Card will
require roughly 750,000 marine port workers, long-
shoremen and anyone with credentials from the
USCG, to complete a security threat assessment and
carry the biometric (fingerprint) credential. The pro-
gram may be expanded to other modes of transporta-
tion with a maximum of 6 million credentials to be
issued. Transportation workers pay $132.50 for their
cards.


can surely bring on hard times and this help is a bless-
ing.
Thank you again for your kindness,
The Ringsborgs


The "smart" card contains a picture of the holder, a
unique identification number, a biometric fingerprint,
a concealed antennae, a computer chip and a mag-
netic stripe. No one at the TSA or TWIC could tell
me exactly what information would be stored on the
card.
Perhaps I'm being paranoid. Soule at TSA assured
me that, "security of sensitive information is a top pri-
ority at the TSA."
The information gathered at Lockheed Martin's Ni-
sky Office is "fully encrypted" and sent directly to
the FBI. Once the enrollment process is done Lock-
heed Martin's systems are "wiped clean," Soule ex-
plained.
It slowly dawns on me that I have to write a check
to the largest arms dealer in the world, the company
that actively campaigned for the Iraq war in Wash-
ington, the company that scored the single largest
government contract in history, a $200 billion deal to
build Joint Strike Fighter jets.
It was Lockheed's F-117 Stealth Attack Fighters
that rained "shock and awe" down on the people of
Iraq.
Lockheed's former Vice President was a board
member of the "The Coalition for the Liberation of
Iraq" a bi-partisan group formed to promote the war
in Iraq. Lockheed employs an army of lobbyists in
Washington and is a generous contributor to political
campaigns.
Lockheed Martin helped finance the Democratic
Convention in Denver and their logo is featured on
the Convention's website, according to The New
York Times
How is Lockheed doing on its TWIC contract? The
TWIC representative I spoke with warned me that I
should go early due to backlogs that may last an entire
day.
Nisky Center's property management office con-
firmed that the property was rented by Lockheed
Martin and provided their phone number. Applicants
can call the TWIC center at (340) 779 6563 or visit
the website at www.twicinformation.com. The repre-
sentative there said there were no lines and it would
take about 10 minutes. The card costs $132.50.
Han Winogrond


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


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MaLinda Nelson
malinda@tradewinds.vi

NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
jaime@tradewinds.vi

WRITERS
Andrea Milam, Susan Mann,
Barbara Winch, Katie Tarta

COLUMNISTS/
CONTRIBUTORS
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Magro, Malik Stevens, Chuck Pishko,
Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine,
Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik,
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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: 56
Under Investigation: 56
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 60
Under Investigation: 60
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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Mark Maunder kneels before the stage during the investiture on November 2.



Mark Maunder Inherits Title


of Lord in Coral Bay Investiture


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay resident and Great Britain native Mark
Maunder was bestowed with the title of Lord in an
elaborate ceremony near the horse shoe pit at Skinny
Legs on Sunday afternoon, November 2.
Donning a black cape and holding a tall sword,
Maunder was formally installed with the title he in-
herited from an old friend in his native England.
Before a packed house at Skinny Legs, Maunder
complied with each aspect of a formal ceremony,
which included accepting a duel challenge and driv-
ing 20 sheep represented by island youngsters -


over a bridge. With the investiture completed, Maun-
der officially inherited the title of lord.
While friends can now call him Lord Maunder,
the avid sailor will unfortunately not be represent-
ing Coral Bay in the Right Honourable the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament as-
sembled, or as it is more commonly called, the House
of Lords.
His lordship is also bereft of a country estate and
accompanying fortune. Although it is now a matter
of record, Maunder's wife, Lee, has always been a
Lady.


Submissions Call for 23rd Issue of The Caribbean Writ-


St. John Tradewinds
The Caribbean Writer an-
nounces a submissions call for
its 23rd edition, as the deadline
for submissions is November
30.
As usual, the Caribbean
should be central to the work
or the work should reflect a Ca-
ribbean heritage, experience or
perspective.
Writers are encouraged to
submit poems, short stories,
personal essays and one-act
plays. Only previously unpub-
lished work will be considered.
If self-published, details will be


needed.
Entrants should include brief
biographical information and
put name, address, telephone
number, email address and title
of manuscript on a separate sheet
of paper. Only the title should
appear on the manuscript.
All submissions are eligible
for the following prizes: The
Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for
best short story; The Daily News
Prize for best poetry; The David
Hough Literary Prize to a Ca-
ribbean author; The Marguerite
Cobb-McKay Prize to a Virgin
Island author and The Charlotte


and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize for
first time publication in The Ca-
ribbean Writer.
Mail submissions to The Ca-
ribbean Writer, University of
the Virgin Islands, RR 1, Box
10,000, Kingshill St. Croix, VI
00850-9781 or submit electroni-
cally to submit@thecaribbean-
writer.org. Electronic submis-
sions should be sent as attached
Microsoft Word or RTF docu-
ments. Please do not include
submissions in body of email.
For more information, visit
www.TheCaribbeanWriter.org
or call 692-4152.


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PSN "Draw Against Gun Violence"

Poster Contest Deadline Is Jan. 15
St. John Tradewinds
To raise awareness about the impact of gun violence in the Virgin
Islands, Project Safe Neighborhoods invites students to participate in its
"Draw Against Gun Violence II" poster contest.
"Last year's contest was extremely successful," said Lou Lambert,
media outreach chairperson for PSN, USVI. "The art work was very
creative and the sheer number of students who entered, convinced the
PSN board to continue promoting this project which spreads the message
of anti-gun violence through art."
In its on-going effort to create an environment which improves the
safety and security of all Virgin Islanders, Project Safe Neighborhoods
encourages students registered in grades 1 to 12 to submit original works
of art which contain a message against gun crime for example, "hard
time for gun crime," "stop gun violence," "put the guns down," "federal
time for gun crime," or a similar message.
The art can be drawings, paintings or computer graphics done in con-
junction with school art programs or on a student's own. They will be
judged on originality, creativity, concept and layout.
Judging will be by members of Project Safe Neighborhoods, the Vir-
gin Islands Council on the Arts and the Ad Club of the Virgin Islands.
Nine winners in total will be chosen, three each in these categories: el-
ementary school, grades 1 to 5; middle school, grades 6 to 8; and high
school, grades 9 to 12.
The first 100 entrants will receive a PSN backpack and winners will
receive a PSN backpack plus an Apple I-pod Touch, valued at approxi-
mately $300.The winning artwork will be displayed on posters at busi-
nesses, schools and public outlets throughout the VI and will be forward-
ed to Project Safe Neighborhoods headquarters in Washington, DC.
Entry forms and contest rules are available at public and private
schools in the territory, and on-line. For more information log on to
www.drawagainstgunviolence.com, or www.psnvi.com. There is no fee
for entering the contest. The deadline for entries is January 15, 209.







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GHS Students Hike To Rams Head "John McCain"


by Malik Stevens

J is for the Junk I hear him say
0 is for his waffling, he Oscillates
H is for his eight Houses that are
worth millions
N is for his Fox, which is the most, Oh
My God, biased News station


M is for the Money he 'll stealfrom you
C is for all the jobs that he Can't do
C is for the Confusion, he 'll bring by
war
St. John Tradewinds News Photos
A is for his Age, cause Oh My God,
GHS seventh and eighth grade Geology and History class students enjoyed a field he a snore
trip to Ram's Head on Wednesday, October 29.
I is for Iraq, thousands dying, billions
spent on smack
N is for No rights, No peace, No pro-
gression, Man his policies bite


John McCain is such a crazy guy, more years of war, no rights,
they ask me Why. If you vote right on November 4th, change is
coming and it's coming straight from the North.

That was just a little song I wrote about Senator John McCain
on my way over here, but now on a serious note.
America, we are in economic distress. The price of living has
risen, more so, the price of every thing has risen. That is everything
except our pay checks.
Voting for John McCain is saying yes to yet another four years
of the same failing policies that have caused us to be in this re-
cession. We do not deserve another four years of the same failed
policies.
With the help of my good friend and running mate, Joe Biden,
and the support of the country which I love so dearly, I promise
you a brighter tomorrow. I will do my best to make sure higher
education is more tangible to middle class America.
I will provide working families with tax cuts they deserve. I will
create jobs in America, instead of sending them overseas. I will
invest more into after school activities for our youth. I will raise
the minimum wage. I will increase health care, and most of all, I
will care. I will give each American the same love I give my wife,
Michelle, and my daughters, Malia and Sasha.
The polls say that the economy is your biggest issue. It will be
mine too. With your vote, I can help bring about the change we so
desperately need. We are the ones that we have been waiting for.
America, a brighter future is up ahead, and only you can ensure
-this.
We'll Vote for Change Today
We'll Vote for Change Today
We'll Vote for Change Today
We're getting smarter
Thank you ladies and gentlemen, and remember, "Yes We
Can."







20 St. John Tradewinds, November 10-16, 2008


Thanksgiving Morning Cardio Blast

Sponsored by Sigma Theta Omega
St. John Tradewinds
Exhale Boot Camp and the Sigma Theta Omega Chapter Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are sponsoring a Cardio Blast to sup-
port the fight against obesity on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday,
November 27, at the VI. National Park ball field from 6 to 8 a.m.
On site registration is $10 and participants should bring water and
a mat. For more information call 690-1622.

Ophelia Powell Torres To Host Book

Signing at Baa Library November 22
St. John Tradewinds
Ophelia Powell Torres, the author of "War on Breast Cancer,"
"Caribbean Poetry, Folktales and Short Stories Volumes one and
two" will host a book signing at the Enid Baa Library on St.
Thomas on Saturday, November 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At the book signing, Torres will present her books with com-
ments, readings and a review of the important points of her books.
For more information call Annice Canton at 774-0630.

Delegate Christensen Thanks Voters
St. John Tradewinds
Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen thanked voters last
week for their overwhelming support and extended her congratu-
lations to all winners in the general elections.
"I am excited to begin my sixth term of service to the people of
the Virgin Islands, and I would like to congratulate everyone who
participated in our elections, who came forward and offered them-
selves for public service," said Christensen. "I want to especially
congratulate the winners, new and old, who I know will use their
time and talent in service of our people and our islands. I look
forward to working with all of you in these challenging times."
"I know that with the historic election of Senator Barack Obama
to the presidency that there is enormous interest in attending the
inauguration," Delegate Christensen said. "The inauguration will
be a public event, but our office will only have a very limited
number of tickets, and we will not receive them until January.
Please remember that with 435 members of Congress, there will
probably not be many tickets available."
The general public is welcome to attend the free and public
events associated with the inauguration, and that her office will
have an open house on January 20 as is customary for visitors
from the territory.
"As we get closer to the event, we will provide information on
the logistics of attending the event to the media for those who are
interested," said Christensen.

Governor deJongh Congratulates

Senators-elect of 28th Legislature
St. John Tradewinds
Gov. John deJongh congratulated the 15 Senators-elect who
were elected to serve in the 28th Legislature of the Virgin Islands
as well as Delegate Donna Christensen who will be returning to
her post in Washington as the territory's Delegate to Congress.
"The people of the Virgin Islands have selected those individu-
als whom they believe can best work on their behalf," said de-
Jongh. "On behalf of my administration, I pledge to work with
them to provide the future of progress that the Virgin Islands de-
serves."
"Going forward, I do not expect that we will always agree, but
we must work together for the common good, and I am confident
that we can all agree on that," the governor continued. "These are
times of excitement and challenge."


President-elect Barack Obama

Is the Talk of Love City, St. John!


Continued from Page 2
talking about Obama's win since election night, she
explained.
The Cruz Bay business owner has talked with a
steady stream of tourists from the southern part of
the mainland who all told her they voted for Obama,
Moorehead added.
St. John educator Guy Benjamin confessed that he
had shed a few tears of joy that Barack Obama will
be the first African-American to be the leader of the
free world.
"Greatest Event," Says Benjamin
"It is the greatest event that has happened in my
lifetime," said Benjamin. "It is the greatest moment
in the lives of us black folks, to experience what we
never thought we could see."
Benjamin believed that Obama was instilled with


extraordinary talents.
"Only God gives us special gifts, and they are for
special people," said Benjamin. "All blacks here and
in America, have seen the impossible come to pass."
OnNovember 5, Governor John deJongh expressed
his sentiments over Obama's win, reflective perhaps
of many residents' own.
Hope Restored Around the World
"The election ofU.S. Senator Barack Obama as the
next president of the United States has filled people
around the world with both excitement and pride,"
said deJongh. "There is excitement at the possibili-
ties that his election has made possible, pride that
America has taken this historic step forward towards
fulfilling its promise."
"All in the Virgin Islands rejoice in the moment,"
deJongh continued. "And so do I."


Commerical Vessels Using Creek Docks Illegally


Continued from Page 7
and the public deserves to know if we're going to be
targeting something," Hardgrove said. "We're hoping
to have an open meeting with our concessions opera-
tors and Coast Guard officials. We have the responsi-
bility of civic engagement to inform the public."
No International Travel from VINP Dock
There are more than 100 VINP permitted conces-
sions which operate in park waters, but none of them
run international routes, explained Hardgrove.
"We have 110 folks who use our Red Hook and
Cruz Bay docks, but we're not permitting anything
that is international," said the VINP superintendent.
"We allow people to tie up at the Cruz Bay dock for
15 minutes while they come in and see the Visitors'
Center. We also allow some commercial use opera-


tors to pick up passengers at the dock, but not for
international routes."
While VINP officials will begin enforcing the
USCG regulations, education and public meetings
should improve compliance, Hardgrove explained.
"Hopefully, we'll bring folks into compliance this
season," he said.
No Word from VIPA
VIPA officials did not return repeated phone calls
from St. John Tradewinds requesting comment re-
garding operations at the Cruz Bay Creek.
USCG officials issued the compliance information
letter in early October to a total of 18 SOLAS certi-
fied vessels including the Inter-island Boat Services
and Native Son ferry operators. As of press time, both
companies were still operating all scheduled runs.


Coral Bay Business Owners Hear from CBCC, Chamber


Continued from Page 10
explained.
As the tourist season ahead could be a cause of
concern, it's important for business owners to support
each other and the chamber, Aubain explained.
Chamber Works of Businesses
"Our mission is simple to look out for the busi-
ness community so that you can make a living and
this community can make a living," said Aubain.
"We're heading into rough times. It's going to be a
tough season."
The local chamber works on a variety of issues,
from legislative concerns to Project Safe neighbor-
hood, explained Aubain.
"You can't live in a community and not realize that


everything that goes on around you affects your busi-
ness," said the local chamber executive director.
Coral Bay business owners agreed to meet regu-
larly on the second Thursday of each month and will
discuss volunteer efforts, crime and health insurance
concerns in the future. The next Coral Bay business
meeting will be Thursday, December 11, at Ship-
wreck Landing at 8:45 a.m., which Norfleet agreed
to attend.
"My job is to be your liaison to the chamber to
get them to understand what your special needs are,"
said Norfleet.
The St. John chapter of the local chamber meets
the fourth Tuesday of each month at St. Ursula's mul-
tipurpose center at 5:30 p.m.


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St. John Police Report




Land Line Emergency Call: 911

Cellular Emergency Call: 340-776-9110

St. John Police Department: 340-693-8880

St. John Fire Service: 340-776-6333


Friday, October 31
6:30 p.m. Unit 402E and 74B p/ at Jurgen
Command with one Joseph P. Hepburn of #36
Susannaberg under arrest and charged with
D.U.I.
9:30 a.m. 402E and 74B conducted an in-
spection in the Pine Peace area and discovered a
plastic bag filled with a substance that appeared
to be marijuana. Recovered drugs.
Saturday, November 1
9:40 a.m. A citizen c/r a physical altercation
with two individuals in the area of Grunwald.
Disturbance of the peace, D.V
2:20 p.m. A resident c/r that a young lady is
sending her harassing texts. Telephone harass-
ment.
8:10 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r she
was having a problem with a tenant. Police as-
sistance.
Sunday, November 2
2:56 p.m. A Cruz Bay resident p/r someone
broke the glass on the passenger side of her ve-
hicle. Damage to a vehicle.
Monday, November 3
8:00 a.m. An Estate Blooming Dale resident
p/r obscene and indecent conduct by a neighbor
who has been evicted by his landlord. Obscene
and indecent conduct.
10:25 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r
that he was assaulted by a male at the night club
in Cruz Bay. Simple assault and battery.
10:30 a.m. A VIPD officer p/r that he is be-
ing harassed via phone by an unknown person.
Telephone harassment.
11:00 a.m. An Estate John's Folly resident
p/r that she is being threatened verbally by her
ex-boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, threats.
2:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r
that he was threatened by a male at his business
in the Lumberyard. Disturbance of the peace,
threats.


2:20 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r
that he was assaulted by a male at the Lumber-
yard. Simple assault.
Tuesday, November 4
8:10 a.m. The owner of Larry's Landing c/r a
break-in at said business. Burglary in the third.
12:10 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r
that his roommate destroyed his laptop comput-
er. Destruction of property.
12:15 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident on
Centerline Road in the area of Dolphin Market.
Auto accident.
2:10 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r
that her roommate stole monies from her. Grand
larceny.
5:20 p.m. An Estate Power Boyd Plantation
resident c/r that her mentally ill sister destroyed
several pieces of furniture inside her residence.
Destruction of property.
5:50 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance with
two males in the area of Estate Hard Labor. Dis-
turbance of the peace.
Wednesday, November 5
2:05 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in
the area of Paradise Gas. Auto accident.
4:00 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident c/r a
break-in at her residence. Burglary in the third.
Thursday, November 6
12:50 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r
that she was physically assaulted by her hus-
band. Assault and battery, D.V.
1:05 p.m. An Estate Fish Bay resident p/r
that her house sitter stole monies from her.
Grand larceny.
Friday, November 7
11:30 a.m. An Estate Hard Labor resident
p/r that he is being constantly harassed by a fe-
male. Disturbance of the peace.
11:50 a.m. An Estate Great Cruz Bay resi-
dent p/r that someone unknown removed five
boat covers off her vessel. Grand larceny.


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

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


Community Calendar


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


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. The
parade begins at 11 a.m. at the tennis courts and ends at the V.I.
National Park ball field.
Tuesday, November 11
The St. John Historical Society will host its first meeting of the
season on Tuesday, November 11, at the Bethany Moravian Church
Hall at 7 p.m.
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.
Sunday, November 15.
The Love City Pan Dragons will host their annual Pre-Thanks-
giving Dinner on Saturday, November 15, in Frank Powell Park
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 and Inner Visions.
Sunday, November 15.
Calvray Baptist Church presents a rebuilding concert at the
John's Folly Learning Institute on Saturday, November 15, at 5
p.m.
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
The 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 all faces. All shows begin at 7:30 at St.
John School of the Arts
Saturday, November 22
Ophelia Powell Torres, the author of "War on Breast Cancer,"
"Caribbean Poetry, Folktales and Short Stories Volumes one and
two" will host a book signing at the Enid Baa Library on St. Thom-
as on Saturday, November 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursday, November 27
Exhale Boot Camp and the Sigma Theta Omega Chapter Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are sponsoring a Cardio Blast to sup-
port the fight against obesity on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday,
November 27, at the VI. National Park ball field from 6 to 8 a.m.
Registration is $10 and participants should bring water and a mat.
Friday, November 28,
and Saturday, November 29
The Coral Bay Yacht Club John is hosting the 27th Annual Coral
Bay Thanksgiving Regatta on November 28 and 29.
Two days of great racing and two nights of parties with live mu-
sic at Skinny Legs will combine for another memorable event for
serious PHRF racers, plus Gaff Riggers, Cruisers, Multi-Hulls,
Single Handers and traditional boats.








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PRED. lt .--. -


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


Get a Tan and a Paycheck!

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

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


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


Animal Care Center (ACC) has 1 immediate opening
for employment: Kennel Technician for dogs part
time -5 mornings a week. This is a hands on position.
Working with the shelter dogs, applicants must be
dependable, responsibile, and love dogs. Do you like
dogs? Do you like to exercise and can't afford to go
to the gym? Then come over and be a dog walker. We
are desperately in need of dog walkers in the mornings
and in the evenings. If interested come on over or call
774-1625 and talk to shelter manager Connie Joeseph.
"Please help us care."




2001 Chevrolet '96 NISSAN PATHFINDER
Tahoe, 4WD, $6000. 4WD, auto, 20" chrome rims,
1997 F-250 Ford, 4WD, black, tint, CD, sun roof,
Call 27-7861 135k, runs great!
$4500. Call 227-7861 PRICE REDUCED!
or bobcat.hart@gmail.com $9 340-690-2420.
$7,900. 340-690-2420.


2006 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


Next Deadline: Thursday, November 13th


St John OEye Care
boulon center


FREE

EYE EXAMS
Students & Teachers

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


RELIABLE MOBILE
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Professional and experi-
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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


For Sale by Owner
Best Deal on St. John
$450,000
Fish Bay 2-story residence,
approx. 3200 sq. ft. indoor/
outdoor living area, one
large residence or 2 income
producing apartments, stone,
masonry and wood house,
private location, water view.
Email: bluecaribgems@cox.
net, phone: 540-776-0039
daytime, 540-890-5397
evening.


US Marshals
Auction
St. Thomas Residence
2 BR, 2 BA, garage
Inspect 11/10
Bid online 11/18-20
Min Bid $195,000.
www.bid4assets.com/STV6


Scenic Properties
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay Apartments:
Efficiency Gift Hill w/d
$800.00
One and a half bedroom/
w/d $1100.00
Two bedroom/two bath
w/d $1800.00
Two bedroom/two bath
w/d pool $2300.00


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


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

Quaint 1 bedroom apt.
Nice quiet location,
close to Cruz Bay.Fully
furnished, AC in
bedroom, Wifi Cable.
No Dogs. No Smokers.
$1,100 + utilities.
693-9467 or 514-6611


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




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


For Space Call


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


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


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




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


Nick 771-3737


1commoNS


Brand New Office
& Retail Space

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Excellent Location right
next to Westin! Ideal
spaces remaining for office,
retail, deli/coffee/cafe
Ample Parking, Generator,
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Cruz Bay Offices
Reasonable Rates, Bright,
secure building, Ample
parking, First Month Free
693-7040




Quality carpentary at only
$30/hr. Decks, railings,
shutters, kitchen/bath
renovations, tile work and
more. Licensed, experi-
enced, references. John
Grammer 340-514-6768


New heavy duty
hydraulic winch,
paid over $1200
will sell for $500.
bobcat.hart@gmail.com
227-7861

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


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available


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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
The Marketplace
Everything you need in one place

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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Team San Martin Waterfront Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. on No h
on North Shore
Take advantage of the
chance to own a private
waterfront .44 acre lot!
Enjoy views to the north
and Hamm's Bluff.
MLS #07-1682 $199,000 Beautiful sunsets and
SCUBA diving The Wall
5 Company Street 0V0, will be yours. Island
Christiansted, VI 00820 Outtandng dreams do come true!
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartin.com Outstnding Results.




TRADEWINDS SUBSCRIPTIONS
$70.00/year
Tradewinds Publishing, P.O. BOX 1500, St. John, VI 00831
or call 340-776-6496 with VISA or MasterCard


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


"Carolina Cottage" Really
cule 2 bedroom house with
nice water views of Coral
Harbor and Huricane Hole.
Faces east to catch the cooling
trade wind breezes. Paved
driveway and easy access.
Fully furnished wilh large deck
and room to expand or add a
pool. $599,000


"Sunset Pointe"- Enjoy beauti-
ful sunset views from this breezy
location in Estate Glucksberg.
The main home is masonry with
stone accents feauring two
bedroom suites, central living
and kitchen area and dipping
pod. Separate 1BR cottage
offers flexibility for carelaker's
or added rental space. $1.395M


"Choco Crut" A fabulous and
successful vacation rental home
on Maria Buff, with stunning
views of St Thomas and Pils-
bury sound. A prine lot wilh
generous deck & pool areas- 2
bedrooms pool deck level. This
large lot has room for additional
guest bedrooms or Master suile.
$2.495M


"Palm Terrace Coindos"- Four of the newest and mos spacious condos to be found on St. John.
New construction finished in 2005, beautiful views, sun deck and pool area, walk totown and Frank
Bay Beach. The two bedroom is over 1700 sq ft. and the three bedroom pentlouse units are over
2100 sq ft Al feature large kitchens, granite countertop, stainless appliances, large cosels, private
washer and dryer and ample storage. These condos have it all $975,000 to $1,399,000
"VOYAGES BUILDING" Rare opportunity to own a combination commercial & residential property
in the heart of Coral Bay. Located bnext to the Cocoloba Shopping Center, is is an ideal location
for a restaurant, retail shops or offices. There are two beautiful 2 bedroom apartments on the 2nd
floor and a swimming pool on site This well constructed building is just across the road from the
walerfron, with views of the anchored boats, cool breezes and parking. $3.1M
ESTATE EDEN Huge price reduction bring offers. This 113 acxe lot in Eden has beautiful water
views of Hurricane Hole & beyond. Quiet neighborhood near Coral Bay & Skinny Legs. Lot is flal on
the lower level & slopes upward gradually for great views & breezes. Easy access via flat rds. Owner
is licensed VI real estate agent. REDUCED FROM $239,000 TO $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
772-4182 for St. Croix listings!




ISANI


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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John McCann & Assoc..






FEATURED LISTINGS

OPPORTUNITY


DRASTICALLY REDUCED [N TOWN LOCATION r peC- LOWER PETER BAY villa
This popular 3br, 3ba vacation inculif yrar fuund sunicl la uncI i d in an exclusive gSAed
rental villa wilth reat CaTib- water views looking dirtcily cOmt-n nily. ExCception4lly fur-
hea flai1r hnb at vast mpiri over to St. Thomas. Zoned ish rd 4EDR. 4.5BA wiLh laarr
ICvcl dccLk and an inVLning R-4. thiTs proCprLy has plans pool area and conveniently
pool coupled with panoramic and 'espired perrmiIl for a I locatcd juat ilcps away from
views over Rendezvous Bay. Ln i cundoumin urn dccclup a secluded white andy
An anaring price 41 S959,000. meant project. 52,750.000. beach. Ila;r i1all $6,000,000.
HOMES

tained 2 unii home close to villa in Virgia Grand.
Cruz Ba. isI unit is 3bra Includes the h ighes quality
Zha 2nd 1 nIl a l2hr 2hl Flrrn' 1sh v rl'd expect Tai
Both uilit$ are in cxtcllcnl this mnul]i-million dollar
condition. Jlust $599,0O0. neighjborh d. $2,199, 999
AWESOME 2hlr. ZhA cMamilc4 tnlh WvAIlL n la% caperturns. huge aVrpbbcln vir --... S1.175.000.
TWO HOMES newriin completion. A 2br. 2ba and Lbr. ]b coal4It- NHli views. Jksl $ P5.000.
BONUS 1 Private well maintained horce in Coral Bay with an EXTRA LOT! ONLY S425.000.
CONDOMINIUMS
Developer Units GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hctch rorin dvcl. W4i]t i i This 2BR. ].5BA unit is
i*wn from ihesc t2)2br 2ba just one mAil from Crz
units starring al 875,000.D B ay- Am~tazi4g $ur~se waer
And, (2) 3br 2ba units vie'', -versi.zd veranda
starling at .100l,000. aind huge pool. 5549,000o.
GRANDE BAY "Assignmen at f Contract" Penth ouse unit slill available for JUST ..... 75.000.
WHY RENT Sunset Ridge 2 new I br, Lba units w/ huge water views. $279.000 & 299.000.
SIRENUSA LTuxry onrdo dOevel is 4eSrly compl ea. 2.3 & 4BR a-il- & bea.in al $1.1,00000.
LAND
TWO LOTS! a0 50 1- AfcrCs PENOMENAL wut"rr rnl
c.h. One bOansrs Is$ CIf parcel in pneceful Fish
arnd 'coral beabchlrom And, Bay. The perfect building
adjacent Lot maintains iAs location for your dream
own deeded beach palt vacu ior villa w/ cssy
Accekt ONLY $999,000. lbeac acces. $925.000.
SPECIAL PRICEI I Virgin Or;ind Esittes rtwo Azin 0.4 L *:.'-Acre lots. EAkcb Fr only $2751,00.
18 ACRES & 2r Iub-divided I Nt abve Rendevouth widr m~*t roadr paved Cell us for Details.
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Motivated Ownei Carolina .25+1- ac Gneat views. S209,999.
SUB-DEVIDABLE pkrc-el near CrT' BAy. WUalter iew over Pilsbury Sound............... $425.000,
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable north shore vciws ....... $2,500,000
ON TOP OF THE WORLDI thc highest point on Mamiy Peak. Amazing 360 views. ]$,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-mc.knoll lop w/psnoranmi views excellent developmcnu potential.] .299.999.
WATERFRONT A RARE OPPORTUNITY in PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAl, AT -......... $50,~00
FREEMANS GROUND Large gub-dividable 1.73+I aT. lot with great water views ....5449,999.
REDUCED roversized loc in Coral Bay near proposed marina project ............ IUST I$310000.
FLAT quarCer are I'- parcel In I din liany huild and vlerW la Itrrl'cane ]nle 5137,500.
EMMAAUS A great lo, a. a great price with buge Coral Bay harbor views .....Now .just 145.0010.
TIMESHARES- COMMERCIAL
WEST[I VACAT[ON CLUB Rele]a and enjoy a SCUUBAPLEASURE boal husineits w. ijmpres-
w eC in pradi$e. Access 10 Bc ch. pools, sive 4 year history. lncl. 2004 PowCrcat and all
Cltc*s club. ccanis. baes. rcmILaut;urLs and dprv equlp Yo Arcr I n huinc For 5169,900.
shopping. Mosi weeks are available. Prices LOCATION. LOCATION Many opdcins eXisi
range from I 1.500 to 5125.000.I f r ibis Retail Shopping Center. $2,250,000.




NEXT AD DEADLINE:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH


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LUMINARIA a luxurious ridge top villa with stunning panoramic views and the National Park as your neighbor.
3 spacious bedrooms (a/c), 3/2 baths, soaring cathedral ceilings, large pool with waterfall, 4 car garage, spa, gourmet
kitchen, satellite TV, multiple decks, beautifully furnished, gated entry, lush landscaping, privacy. Close proximity to north
shore beaches, good vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa with excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms/4 baths, in-
finity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush
gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
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.
PERELANDRA- is a romantic two bedroom, two bath Ca-
ribbean style villa offering stunning panoramic views and
evening sunsets, privacy, convenient location and comfort-
able elegance. Nestled high on the hillside above Cruz Bay
with lush gardens and a private pool. $1,235,000.
BORDEAUX MT.- Three bedroom/two bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, /1 acre
lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the dis-
tance, fragrant bay trees, lush vegetation. Take advantage
of all the benefits of owning a Force 10 home. $675,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/ 2
bath home on aflat 3%acre site adjacent to National Park. Enjoy
all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the
secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000.
WINDSONG-Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.


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


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COMPETE REAL ESTATE SERVICES ST. JOHN'S OLDEST REAL ESTATE FIRM SERVING ST. JOHN SINCE 1960
Two LCATIONS: Mongoose Junction (340) 776-6776 & The Marketplace (340) 774-8088

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


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


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


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

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

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

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


170 ACRES! ONE OF THE LARGEST TRACTS on St. John offered for sale in the heart of Estate Carolina.
1/3 of the lower property is zoned R-2 and the remaining upper 2/3 is zoned R-1. Magnificent ruins of a sugar
mill and great house on site. Lower flat slope is ideal for a nine hole golf course and the upper portion has
beautiful views of Coral Bay and beyond. This is a very rare, one of a kind offering! $12,000,000
HOMES
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property on the knoll of LESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in upscale Pt.
the hill above Cruz Bay Town offering panoramic views Rendezvous. 180 sea views, spacious great room,
of Cruz Bay Harbor and St. Thomas. Zoned R-4, this dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath suites.
very large site is ideally suited for development. Also Infinity edge pool w/spa. Excellent rental income.
featuring a 3 bedroom short term rental home known $2,950,000. Virtual tour available at:
as "Tamarind" and an enormous inviting pool. www.americanparadise.com
$2,950,000 NEW! Beautiful sweeping Coral Bay and BVI views
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH is just steps with great tradewind breezes from this very large brand
outside this Hart Bay waterfront villa. "Rendezview" has new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry home. Brick entrance
been extensively renovated and features 4 bdrms & 4 patio, granite counter tops, Katherine Perry original light
baths with tasteful furnishings, enormous swimming fixtures, top of the line appliances, beverage center,
pool, expansive decks, & stonework. Also enjoy the energy efficient washer and dryer are just some of the
lower 3 bdrm beach house. Excellent short term rental high end finishes included. This would be a great short
income $2,895,000 term rental home or family retreat. .57 acres $2,399,000
BAREFOOT Newly constructed 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath FUN AND CONTENTMENT New masonry home
guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood with with 180 views Coral Bay & BVI. Tiled pool deck, 2
paved roads, expansive Sunrise water views of BVI, large ac. master suites. Stainless appliances,
Leduck, Flanagan & beyond and steady gentle mahogany hardwoods, hurricane windows and doors,
breezes, .5 acre with room for expansion of main house tasteful furnishing, stone accents. Plans for 3 more
& pool. Lower level has plumbing roughed in.$899,000. bdrms.$1,500,000

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