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Publication Date: November 17, 2008
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November 17-23, 2008
Copyright 2008


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

Lindy Frazer
Laid To Rest
Pages 9 and 32

Wraps Up Tour
Page 12

Veteran's Day
Pages 2-3

Pond Bay Club
Page 5

Condo Owners
Face Lawsuit
Page 10

Cover Courtesy of MaLinda Media
Newest St. John Magazine Arriving Soon
A Steve Simonsen photograph graces the cover the next issue of St. John
Magazine again with a warm sunset captured from Gibney Beach. The Fall/
Winter 2008 edition will be on newsstands on Thursday, November 20.

A Glimpse Back
with Photographs
Page 13




2 St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008

PSC Hearing on Ferry Rates Nov. 17
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is conducting a
hearing on the rate investigation of the St. Thomas/St. John ferries
on Monday, November 17, at the St. John Legislature building at
6:30 p.m.
The PSC is the government agency mandated to ensure that the
rates of public utilities are fair, just, reasonable and non-discrim-

Next Recycling Meeting Is Nov. 20
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Recycling Committee will have a meeting on Thurs-
day, November 20, at 7 p.m. in the St. John Community Founda-
tion office on the third floor of The Marketplace.
Focus of the meeting will be on continuing efforts to maintain
and expand the aluminum beverage can recycling program on St.
John, as well as a discussion of beginning the collection of other
recyclables such as plastic and glass.
Aluminum is a great success! Let's keep the momentum going.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

EDA Workshop at Legislature
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority will host
a second series of Public Workshops on economic development
in the V.I. on November 20, at the St. John Legislature Confer-
ence Room, at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 714-1700,
ext. 258.

Flavors of St. John Set for Nov. 22
St. John Tradewinds
The Rotary Club of St. John announces that the annual "Flavors
of St. John" will be at the Westin Resort on Saturday, November
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.
Dress is island fancy and Paradise People will be performing.
Donations are $100 per person and tickets are limited. Call Bill
Willigerod at 776-0883 for more information or to reserve tickets.
Don't miss this exciting event!

VINP Prepares To Open Archives

and Research Center at Lind Point
St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands National Park Archives Collection located at
129-A, Lind Point, St. John will soon open for research, serving
park employees and eventually opening to the general public.
It will house the VINP's archives collection of historic docu-
ments, photographs, maps and plans, publications and manuscripts
relating to the establishment, history and operations of VINP sites
both on St. John and St. Thomas, with some cross reference infor-
mation to these Islands' history and major events.
The archives collection will ensure VINP's historic archival
resources are cataloged and preserved for future generations of
National Park Service users, park partners and island residents.
VINP Superintendent Hardgrove expressed his gratitude to all
co-workers that assisted in making this challenging project be-
come a reality.
Special thanks go out to the park management team for their
support, to the maintenance division for their hard work, and to the
Southeast Regional Office which granted the funding.
Also, thanks to VINP's Caribbean neighbor park, San Juan Na-
tional Historic Site for their support with a team of employees who
assisted on the project.
For more information, contact Milagros Flores, National Park
Service Caribbean Historian, at (340) 774-2585.

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

JROTC members stand in formation on the V.I. National Park ball field.
.. .,. , .

American Legion Post #131 members salute servicemen missing in action, above left.
Post #131 Chaplain Andrew Yellen reads a closing prayer, above right.

AARP members, followed by American Legion flag football players, marched through
Cruz Bay in the Veteran's Day parade.

St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008 3

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

JROTC members lead the Veteran's Day parade, above.
Post #85 member Lt. Governor Gregory Francis, far right,
joined Post #131 in the parade, right.

Residents Gather To Remember Veterans with Parade and Ceremony

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John residents and visitors
took a couple moments out of their
day on Tuesday morning, Novem-
ber 11, to line the streets of Cruz
Bay and show their support to par-
ticipants in the St. John Veteran's
Day Parade.
American Legion Post #131
members, American Legion Post
#131 Auxiliary members, AARP
members, Ivanna Eudora Kean
High School Junior ROTC, Love
City Pan Dragons and partici-
pants in the American Legion's
Youth Co-Ed Flag Football league
marched through Cruz Bay from
the tennis courts to the V.I. Nation-
al Park ball field to commemorate
all active and past military person-
A member of American Legion
Post #85 in St. Croix even made
it over to St. John for the festivi-
ties. Lieutenant Governor Gregory
Francis fulfilled a promise made
last year to join in the parade, he
"I lived up to a promise that
I made almost a year ago that I
would be here," said Francis. "Vet-
eran's Day means a lot to me as I
am a veteran myself. It's a day for
celebration as opposed to Memo-
rial Day, when we remember the
fallen veterans."
A Day of Celebration
"Today is our day," Francis
continued. "As proud veterans of
the United States, this is our day to
celebrate. I'm proud to have served
and I will continue to serve."
Post #131 member Elmo Rab-
satt led the parade route driving a

"This day gives us all the opportunity to
thank our veterans and remind us of the tre-
mendous sacrifice veterans made to maintain
our strength, freedom and independence."
-Jerry Runyon, American Legion Post #131 Commander

dump truck festooned with mili-
tary supporting flags and speakers
broadcasting patriotic tunes.
Karin Schlesinger took a break
from running operations at VIVA
Villas to cheer on the parade par-
"I came out here because I think
these fine ladies and gentlemen de-
serve our respect and support ev-
ery single day," said Schlesinger.
"It's really important to show our
veterans our respect when we can.
Veteran's Day reminds me of all
the things I'm grateful for being
an American."
"I've traveled the world and
we're really blessed," Schlesinger
Bringing Veteran Health
Care to St. John
As Delegate to Congress Donna
Christiansen's St. John representa-
tive, Lorelei Monsanto is working
on the front lines to ensure veter-
ans receive the care they deserve.
"The delegate is working fever-
ishly to bring medical care here
to St. John for our veterans," said
Monsanto, who marched in the pa-
rade. "I'm here to support the vets
and the services we're trying to
make sure they get."
With America in the middle of
two wars, Veteran's Day is more

meaningful than ever this year,
explained St. John Administrator
Leona Smith.
A Time to Give Thanks
"Veteran's Day means so
much," said Smith. "We all have
to give thanks for all those who
have fallen and fought in wars past
and present and continue to fight
to protect us against terrorism."
Once at the VINP field, parade
participants and about 50 residents
gathered for a ceremony. After
JROTC members posted the col-
ors and the Love City Pan Drag-
ons played the "V.I. March" and
the "National Anthem," Post #131
Past Chaplain Ray Joseph shared
an opening prayer.
"We pray for those who gave
their lives, those who have served
and those who are serving now,"
said Joseph. "We pray that their
lives may be preserved and espe-
cially for VI. soldiers. We ask that
you bring them home safely."
Lt. Gov. Francis read Gover-
nor John deJongh's Veteran's Day
proclamation and offered a few
words of his own.
"Let's make some noise for our
veterans," said Francis. "Today we
salute all veterans and their depen-
dents. We think of the sacrifices
made by veterans' spouses and

"Today is a celebration," Fran-
cis continued. "After this ceremo-
ny, go to the beach and break out
the BBQ. Invite a veteran and give
him a big plate of food."
With the joking aside, Veteran's
Day is the time to honor those who
serve to protect their fellow citi-
zens, Post #131 commander Jerry
Runyon explained.
"This day gives us all the op-
portunity to thank our veterans and
remind us of the tremendous sacri-
fice veterans made to maintain our
strength, freedom and indepen-
dence," said Runyon. "Since the
founding of our country, 50 mil-
lion men and women have served
in the military and less than half
are living today. About 10 percent
of our population is the subject of
today's commemoration."
As citizens enjoy the freedoms
ensured by the American flag, it is
important to remember that those
freedoms do have a price tag, Ru-
nyon explained.
Freedom Is Not Free
"Freedom of the press, freedom
of religion and the right to vote are
freedoms protected every day by
men and women who courageous-
ly serve in our armed forces," said
the American Legion Post #131
Commander. "But freedom does
not come free there is a price to
pay for our freedom. We owe our
veterans more than we can ever
give them for their sacrifice."
"As long as there are men and
women who are willing to stand
up and serve, we must always be
willing to stand up and honor their
service," said Runyon.

American Legion Post #131
Auxiliary president Maria Lett and
Administrator Smith also offered
remarks to the crowd. Post #131
members and the crowd joined
together in singing "God Bless
Despite suffering from declin-
ing health, Post #131 Chaplain
Andrew Yellen stood at the micro-
phone and read a closing prayer.
With the formalities over, hot
dogs and hamburgers were thrown
on the grill and flag football team
members got ready for an exciting
game on the field.


Business Directory .............28
Church Schedules ..............24
Classified Ads ................... 27
Community Calendar .........25
Crossword Puzzle ..............26
Ferry Schedules .................24
Letters ...........................20-2 1
Obituary ....................... 21
Paws for a Moment ............23
Police Log .................. ... 25
Real Estate ................. 29-31
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................9

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4 St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008

Judge Hollar Postpones Sentencing in Cockayne Murder Case
Jahlil Ward's Murder Conviction Contested; Assault Convictions of Thomas and Boston Reduced

By Joseph Tsidulko
St. John Tradewinds
ST. THOMAS Judge Brenda Hollar postponed sen-
tencing Friday for the three St. John men convicted in con-
nection with Jamie Cockayne's slaying in Cruz Bay and
instead heard arguments from defense attorneys seeking
to mitigate a V.I. Superior Court jury's verdict in the high-
profile murder case.
Hollar withheld ruling on a bevy of post-trial motions,
but did make the decision to reduce a single felony as-
sault count against Kamal Thomas, 19, and another against
Anselmo Boston, 32, to the misdemeanor crime of simple
assault. The judge dismissed corresponding charges of us-
ing wooden two-by-fours as deadly weapons during those
The judge did not make any immediate rulings in regard
to 20-year-old Jahlil Ward, the only defendant convicted
of the most serious crime of first-degree murder who now
faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Prosecutors argued at last month's trial that Ward fatally
stabbed Cockayne eight times just after midnight on June
19, 2007, about a half-hour after the Pennsylvania man got
into an altercation with Boston and Thomas inside Cruz
Bay's Front Yard bar.
Largely due to a media campaign waged by Cockayne's
family, who became frustrated with the pace, competence
and transparency of the police investigation, the brutal at-
tack generated unfavorable national headlines regarding
the safety of tourists visiting the Virgin Islands and a sig-
nificant amount of negative publicity for St. John.
On October 10, six men and six women convicted Ward
of assault and murder. But the jurors were not swayed by
prosecutors' arguments that the multiple attacks on Coc-
kayne that night were all part of an orchestrated series of
events, with the three defendants acting in concert and all
equally culpable in the murder.
They acquitted Boston and Thomas of murder but found

each man guilty of two counts of third-degree assault and
two counts of using dangerous weapons, corresponding
to attacks on Cockayne at Front Yard, then near Dolphin
Market after he was followed out of the bar.
Friday was scheduled as a sentencing date, but because
of the serious crimes and nuanced legal issues involved in
the case, Hollar told the court she believed it prudent to en-
tertain briefs from all attorneys before rendering decisions
on the multiple motions before her. The judge said she will
set a new sentencing date once she receives written argu-
ments by a December 5 deadline.
Ward's attorney, Michael Quinn, argued Friday that no
evidence was presented at trial that proved the stabbing
was premeditated, a necessary condition for first-degree
He also argued that prosecution witnesses who incrimi-
nated his client witnesses discovered by an investigator
working for the other defendants directly contradicted
the testimony of an eyewitness at the crime scene.
Quinn continued by telling Hollar he believed testimony
was improperly introduced at trial about a previous crime
committed by his client.
All those legal errors amounted to a miscarriage of jus-
tice, according to Quinn, who requested a new trial.
Hollar said Quinn opened the door for testimony about
Ward's previous crime when he pointed out while cross-
examining a witness that his client was seriously wounded
in a shotgun attack in 2006. Prosecutors countered by tell-
ing the jury that shooting was in retaliation for one com-
mitted by Ward the previous night in which a teenager was
wounded in the hand.
Michael Joseph and Ben Currence, representing Thom-
as and Boston respectively, both succeeded in reducing
one of the two third-degree assault convictions to simple
Hollar agreed the attack on Cockayne after he left the
bar did not meet the felony criteria of an assault with a

deadly weapon. While witnesses testified they saw the de-
fendants surround Cockayne while brandishing wooden
sticks, there was insufficient evidence that they struck the
young man with the makeshift weapons.
A stick is only deadly when it is used in a fashion that
threatens the victim's life, Hollar said.
Assistant Attorney General Renee Gumbs-Carty argued
that a two-by-four raised to strike someone was inherently
life-threatening. Bruises on Cockayne's head and back
showed he suffered a serious beating, she said.
Joseph and Currence also argued Hollar should reduce
the remaining third-degree assault charges in the same
Those charges correspond to Boston striking Cockayne
with a pool cue at Front Yard, and a second attack with the
wooden plank committed by Thomas.Currence maintained
Boston shattered the pool cue on a window sill and not
over Cockayne's shoulder.
But testimony from witnesses at the bar made clear Coc-
kayne was not hurt. According to a bartender, Cockayne
sat at the bar after the fight and drank a beer until he was
asked to leave because he was bothering other customers.
If Cockayne was struck with the cue, then it was too flimsy
to be considered a deadly weapon, Currence said.
Joseph said the only serious attack on Cockayne was the
stabbing. The "circus" that took place in Cruz Bay earlier
that night was nothing more than a chase. The subsequent
murder should not elevate the severity of the assaults, he
But Gumbs-Carty argued Cockayne was seriously in-
jured when he reached his car, and the jury correctly in-
ferred Boston and Thomas were responsible. Near the spot
where Cockayne's car was parked, the knife-wielding at-
tacker pounced on the Pennsylvania man.
The 21-year-old, inebriated and beat up, could not de-
fend himself, and ultimately bled to death from a wound to
his femoral artery.

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Omar Disaster
Public Assistance
Briefing Is Nov. 17
St. John Tradewinds
An applicant briefing for gov-
ernment agencies and certain non-
profit that incurred damage from
Hurricane Omar on St. John, is
scheduled for Monday, November
17, at 10 a.m. at the St. John Ad-
ministrator's office at the Battery.
At the request of the Gov. John
deJongh, President Bush signed a
major disaster declaration for the
U.S. Virgin Islands on October 29,
triggering public assistance fund-
ing for St. Thomas, St. Croix and
Water Island. On November 11,
St. John was added to the major
disaster declaration for public as-
Under the FEMA Public As-
sistance Program, applicants are
eligible for funding to pay for
emergency work, such as debris
removal and overtime, and the
repair or replacement of facilities
damaged by Hurricane Omar.
All government entities and
non-profit organizations, such as
schools and libraries, to attend the
applicant briefing to begin the re-
imbursement process.
Those government agencies
and qualified non-profits which
are unable to attend the applicant
briefing may call the V.I. Office of
Management and Budget to file a
request for public assistant. For
more information, call 778-8925.

Presidential Inaugural Tickets Are Limited, Warns Delegate To Congress

St. John Tradewinds
Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen's office is no longer
taking names for tickets for the
upcoming inauguration of Presi-
dent-elect Barack Obama.
"I know that everyone is ex-
cited about this historic event,
but there will be very few tick-

ets available," Christensen said.
"Last week we received more
than 300 requests, which will be
impossible to fill. We do not ex-
pect to receive enough tickets for
all those requests and we will not
receive them until a week before
the inauguration."
Persons wishing to attend the

inauguration should be realistic,
because even if they manage to get
a ticket, in the enormous crowds
expected for the event, it will be
difficult to view the event and
they will most likely be standing
for many hours in winter weather,
Christensen explained.
Further, the public should be

advised that no website or ticket
outlets have tickets to the swear-
ing in, no matter what they claim.
All tickets will require in-person
pick-up from congressional of-
The Delegate's office will have
an open house on January 20 for
visitors from the territory.

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6 St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008

dine with all st john's best restaurants in one night

The Westin St. John Resort & Villas
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Cocktails 6:30 PM Flavors 7:30 PM

Participating Restaurants & Caterers Include:
Asolare Hinds Restaurant Satyamuna
Banana Deck La Tapa Ted's Supper Club
Beach Bar Restaurant Lime Inn The Fish Trap
Chateau Bordeaux Mathayom Catering The Tourist Trap
Chloe & Bernard's Mojo Cafe Turtle Bay Estate Grill House
Da Livio Ocean Grill West Indies Corp
East West Catering Paradiso The Westin Resort
Rhumb Lines

Wine Tasting & Cocktails by
Premier Wines & Spirits
Live Music & Dancing with Paradise People
Proceeds to Annual Scholarship & KATS Program
Donations $100.00 Per Person
Dress: Island Fancy
Tickets can be purchased at Connections (Coral Bay & Cruz Bay),
Chelsea Drug Store (Red Hook & The Marketplace),
and from Rotary members

St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008 7

St. John TradewindsNews Photos by MaLinda Nelson

Work continues on the Beach Cottages, above, and the
Chocolate Hole site, at right.

Pond Bay Club Construction Progress on Schedule

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Imagine enjoying a luxurious spa treat-
ment in a private villa while watching the
last of the afternoon's rays sweep across the
sky and melt into the Caribbean Sea right
out the window.
Soon visitors will not have to just imag-
ine that scenario, the first completed villas
at the luxury fractional ownership property
Pond Bay Club should be available for oc-
cupancy by next winter.
Two of the 17 buildings on the almost

15-acre site on Chocolate Hole Bay on the
southwest coast of Love City will be expan-
sive two-story 4,200-square foot spa villas,
which will feature private treatment rooms.
The spa villas located on the beach-
front portion of the Pond Bay Club property
- include three bedrooms, three full baths,
a library, formal dining room, and terraces
leading right to the shoreline.
Also lining the shore are six beachfront
cottage units in three one-story buildings
and a two-story beach villa which consists
of four units. The three-bedroom beach

cottages are comprised of 2,275-square
feet plus a 725-square foot covered terrace
which includes a private jetted hot tub just
steps away from the sand.
The three-bedroom beach villa units af-
ford unobstructed views of the Caribbean
Sea and include front and back terraces on
both levels.
Destination Spa
Aclub house, restaurant and large, extrav-
agant infinity edged pool will overlook the
beach as well. Five two-story clubhouse vil-
las will be comprised of 18 2,100-square

foot three-bedroom units surrounding
the Pond Bay House area. A fitness center,
retail shops and top-of-the-line spa will be
located nearby.
A destination in itself, the 16,000-square-
foot ESPA will include relaxation rooms,
coral steam rooms and a full compliment of
holistic and therapeutic services.
Four two-story hillside villas are similar
in layout to the club house villas but located
on the eastern portion of the Pond Bay Club
property. Two one-story pond cottages,
Continued on Page 22

8 St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008

Thanksgiving Regatta

To Set Sail Nov. 28 and 29

St. John Tradewinds
The Coral Bay Yacht Club on
the east end of St. John is host-
ing the 27th Annual Coral Bay
Thanksgiving Regatta.
Two days of great racing and two
nights of parties with live music
at Skinny Legs will combine for
another memorable event for seri-
ous PHRF racers, plus Gaff Rig-
gers, Cruisers, Multi-Hulls, Single
Handers and traditional boats.
The Friday after Thanksgiving
is when all the fun starts and it
continues through Saturday night
in Coral Bay. This year, the Race
Committee is changing things up
a bit.
On Saturday, as usual, the PHRF
class will start together. All other
classes will have staggered starts
in a Pursuit Race. Boats' handicap
ratings will determine their start
time with the goal of most boats
finishing together.
Skinny Legs Restaurant is the
home of the Coral Bay Yacht Club,
and the place to meet for Skipper's
Meetings, music, food, drink and
the awards ceremony.
Schedule of Events
Friday, morning November 28:
Gaffers; Single Handed 30 ft. and
under; Single Handed over 30 ft.
but under 40ft.; Single Handed 40
ft. and over; and Multi-Hulls Race.

Registration at 8:30 a.m. at Skinny
Legs. Skipper's Meeting at 9:30
a.m. at Skinny Legs.
Friday evening 5 7 p.m.: Man-
datory registration for all Saturday
Pursuit racers. This is all boats
other than PHRF. If a skipper is
unable to attend, call Dick Burks
at 340-643-5261 or Bill Wilson
at 340-642-2728 to obtain a start
time for Saturday morning.
Saturday, November 29: PHRF
I; PHRF II; and Pursuit Class Race.
Skipper's Meeting at 8:30 a.m. at
Skinny Legs. Pursuit Racers' start
times announced.
Saturday evening, November
29: awards ceremony at Skinny
Legs starting at 5:30 p.m.
Please note that traditional boat
class shall have a gaff or low as-
pect ratio sail. Consult the Race
Committee for luff-foot ratio. The
Race Committee reserves the right
to disallow non-traditional vessels.
Pursuit Class will have open sail
The entry fee is $40. All pro-
ceeds go to the St. John Kids and
The Sea program. Raffle tickets
- for a chance to win a dinghy
and motor are for sale at Con-
nections East and West; St. John
Hardware and Paradise Hardware.
For more information call Denise
Wright at 340-513-4022.

Travis Dalmida, Clarissa Doyling, Savannah Lyons Anthony and Javon Venzen.

Students Taking Part in Obama's Historical Inauguration

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Love City students will witness history in Janu-
ary. Among the one million people expected to turn
out for President-elect Barack Obama's inaugura-
tion on January 20, 2009 in Washington D.C. will
be four Julius E. Spruave School students who
will have a bird's eye view of proceedings.
Flautists Savannah Lyons Anthony and Clarissa
Doyling, alto sax player Javon Venzen and tenor sax
player Travis Dalmida all ninth graders at JESS
- will participate in the inaugural parade as part of
the Virgin Islands All-Star marching band.
Each of the students is hoping to raise between
$1,200 and $1,500 for the trip through selling pledg-
es, food sales and dress up days. One generous do-
nor, Sis Frank, already stepped up to the plate by do-

nating more than $1,000 which will be split between
all four students.
The students are practicing "Happy Birthday" by
Stevie Wonder, "Mainstreet America" by Gary Gil-
roy and "St. Thomas" by Sonny Rollins, to play in
the parade.
The opportunity to participate in the historic
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There was a deep feeling of sincerity in all of
the speeches honoring those who served. A large
contingent of young people brightened the atmo-
sphere, but, unfortunately, there were few adults
attending who didn't belong to the various agen-
cies that participated. I have a feeling that more
advertising would have helped those of us who
had trouble finding the location.
Lt. Governor Gregory R. Francis delivered
the Governor's Proclamation with charm and
good humor. He and I later reminisced about his
days when he joined our Boy Scout troop as they
camped out below my house.
Andrew Yellen, Post #131 Chaplain, gave the
closing prayer with the professionalism of a stage
performer. Many thanks to Paul Devine, Adjutant,
Post #131, for organizing the program.
Lindy Frazer Passes
You had to have known Lindy, over the years to
see that he was always an obvious part of our com-
munity. Music was very important to him he
could play the piano and sat most Sundays behind
the Jazz Islanders at the Beach Bar. I shall remem-
ber him as the little boy who rode through town
sitting behind Jimbo Frazer. I often wondered what
he thought of the changes in island-living over the

Lindy Emanuel Frazer Laid

years. My condolences to Ruth and Selwyn.
Basketball Court A Disgrace
I pass it every day and marvel at the deep wa-
ter covering the playground that has never been
removed since Omar's downpours. Someone has
put a garden hose there, trying to drain off the
water, but where are Public Works and DPNR? I
did hear that there are plans for eliminating the
flood waters that remain for months on end but
when the young people have no place to safely
play games and use the equipment. I think of the
private citizens who have given over the years in
hopes of improving the area what a waste of
well-intentioned donations.
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That Steve Simon does get around eight
performances in eight days in Iraq entertain-
ing thousands of our troops with a combo of blues
stars. Exhausting yes, but a big sensation for the
service men. Thanks, Steve.

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the family's struggle with Lindy's choice to live in Cruz Bay even though he had a
home on Gift Hill near his mother, Ruth E. (Thomas) Powell, and stepfather Selwyn
L. Powell whom he often visited. Lindy was buried in the Bethany Moravian Church
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Condo Owners as Defendants in Lawsuit

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Luxury condominium owners at Bay Isle Associ-
ates' Grande Bay Resort could be in for a rude awak-
ening if the plaintiffs in a lawsuit originally filed in
November 2005 get their way.
A motion was filed last week to amend the com-
plaint, filed by owners of neighboring property Para-
dise Found, to include as defendants everyone who
has purchased units in the top two stories of Grande
Bay's buildings C and D, which block the cottage's
views of Cruz Bay.
Purchasers of units at the Cruz Bay luxury con-
dominium resort could end up owing damages to the
plaintiffs Alexander Jadan, Natalie Jadan, Anas-
tasia Trey and Liza Trey or their units could be
removed from the development if the plaintiffs suc-
ceed in court.
"It's the same claim we've put against Bay Isle,"
said the plaintiffs' attorney, Lorren Caffee. "As pur-
chasers, they take their properties subject to any and
all claims they have notice of."
Although the plaintiffs' motion for a lis pendens,
which would have required Bay Isle to inform po-
tential purchasers of the ongoing litigation, was
withdrawn by order of the court earlier this year, pur-
chasers are generally aware of the lawsuit, explained
"The court, in fact, made the comment that pur-
chasers have an actual knowledge of the litigation,"
he said. "If our claim is found by a jury to be proper,
the condo owners certainly have an interest in those
units that are a nuisance to the plaintiffs, and by main-
taining those units, they are continuing and maintain-
ing the nuisance."
Should the defendants be ruled against and condo

"It's the same claim we've put
against Bay Isle. As purchasers,
they take their properties subject
to any and all claims they have
notice of."
Lorren Caffee, plaintiffs' attorney

owners forced to pay damages, owners of units in
the top two stories of buildings C and D would have
claims against Bay Isle, Caffee added.
"We wouldn't have effective claims against the
owners if we didn't have effective claims against Bay
Isle," said the attorney.
The Trey and Jadan families, whose property is sit-
uated just 35 feet behind Grande Bay, allege in their
complaint that Bay Isle has committed three zoning
violations at the development height, density and
lack of lateral support. The plaintiffs have had a dif-
ficult time renting the property, whose views and
breezes have been obstructed by Grande Bay.
"The top two stories, which are in violation of zon-
ing code, have taken away the views of the plaintiffs,
which was a substantial aspect of the value, enjoy-
ment and worth related to their property," said Caf-
fee. "We're claiming when they did this wrongful act,
they took the view for themselves."
Bay Isle has 10 days from the date of filing, which
was Monday, November 10, to object to the mo-
tion. The VI. Superior Court has final say regarding
whether the complaint can be amended to add the 10
defendants to the complaint. Caffee said he is confi-
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Bluzapalooza Wraps Up Second

Tour in Iraq and Kuwait

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Blues musicians from around
the country have banded together
for the second time to bring a little
heart and soul to the dedicated men
and women serving in the military
The second Bluzapalooza tour,
an all-star troupe of American
blues headliners produced by Love
City's own blues legend Steve Si-
mon along with John Hahn, trav-
eled to various military bases in
Kuwait and Iraq to entertain the
"To talk with them, to play for
them, to share a little bit of home
with them for a few hours each day
- it was nothing short of wonder-
ful," Simon said.
Bluzapalooza, which toured
two different bases in Kuwait and
eight bases in Iraq from October
26 to November 6, brought blues
music to the stage each night and
left 20,000 troops smiling in its
Simon, who is deeply involved
in the blues world, wanted to cre-
ate a blues scene for American
soldiers as a way to uplift the low
morale of troops stationed over-
"I wanted to do this for a num-
ber of reasons, none of which had
to do with politics," Simon said.
"I was reading that there weren't
a lot of musicians and entertainers
there for our troops that wasn't
happening with our wars in Iraq

"There was an amazing amount of jubilation
among the troops. I am sure some of that was
predicated on the fact that many of the troops
recognized the historic event of electing an
African American into office, and it is a huge
relief to some that they may be coming home
Steve Simon,
musician and music producer

and Afghanistan like it had in the
Inspired by the many men and
women stationed overseas who
are serving back-to-back tours
away from home in an area of the
world where there is war going on
24-7, Simon decided to take his
natural talents to the troops. And
he called up 50 or 60 major blues
artists throughout the country and
invited them to do the same.
"The initial responses were
very positive," Simon said. "And
after the first Bluzapalooza fes-
tival, which took place this past
April, I have been inundated with
hundreds of blues artists that want
to be a part of Bluzapalooza."
For the last tour, Simon cre-
ated a celebrity blues group called
the Bluzapalooza All-Star Band,
made up of blues headliners which
put on three-hour long blues fes-
tivals night after night. Headlin-

ers Shemekia Copeland, Michael
Burks, Zac Harmon, Deanna Bog-
art, Terry Wilson, Tony Braunagel,
Dustin Arbuckle and Aaron Mo-
reland went along for the second
Bluzapalooza tour.
"We visited two different bases
in Kuwait and eight all over Iraq
with very little sleep," Simon said.
"After the show, we'd sign auto-
graphs, visit with the troops, get a
bite to eat, pack up all our gear and
ship out in the middle of the night
to the next base."
Simon recalled how one of the
soldiers approached the band as
they were signing autographs one
night and told them that they were
his heroes.
"We all just looked at him, and
in unison, said 'Are you kidding?
You are our heroes'," Simon said.
"These guys are doing everything
they are asked to with grace and
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Residents Get Glimpse Back In Time

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
It was standing room only at Bethany Moravian
Church on Tuesday evening, November 11, as resi-
dents packed the historic structure to get a glimpse
back in time at the St. John Historical Society's first
meeting of the season.
Local photographer Steve Simonsen presented
four short films and dozens of still slides culled from
a stockpile of historical footage collected by Bruce
Schoonover during the creation of the documentary
"The Establishment of Virgin Islands National Park."
Schooner, Simonsen and editor William Stelzer put
the documentary film together two years ago in com-
memoration of the VINP's 50 anniversary.
During his research, Schoonover was granted free
access to the archives of Laurance Rockefeller -
who officially transferred the land to the federal gov-
ernment and Frank Stick who played a key role
in acquiring land on Rockefeller's behalf.
The historic films and images of St. John in the
1940s and 50s help paint a clearer picture of the his-
tory of the island and the VINP, explained Simonsen.
"Editorially what happened in creating the park
has been condensed to one sentence, 'Laurance Rock-
efeller donated land to create the VINP,'" Simonsen
said. "There is so much more to it than that. Bruce
started asking more and more questions 'who
owned the land, who sold the land."'
"Bruce finding answers to those questions is what
started the project which grew into the documentary,"
said Simonsen.
Through his research, Schoonover collected so
much footage, it was impossible to include every-
thing in the documentary, Simonsen added.
"We couldn't include it all," he said. "The things
that didn't make it into the documentary which
are invaluable treasures I'm here to share with the
The first film was a color flick from the Rockefell-
er archives made sometime in the early 1950s. Filled
with images of Caneel Bay and unspoiled nature all
along the North Shore, the film was a crowd pleaser.
The second film, the longest of the evening, was
from the Stick archives and showed pristine Lame-

Laurance Rockefeller address the crowd
in Cruz Bay in December 1956.
shure Bay as well as the surrounding hillsides and
Even Hollywood in the 1950s didn't overlook St.
John, evidenced in the stylish third film of the eve-
ning. "Gem of the Caribbean," a Hollywood-pro-
duced short black and white film, showed a family
vacationing on St. John.
Scenes showed the family sailing and horseback
riding along several trails. One scene depicted what
was described as a popular sport on the island, night
time lobster hunting by hand with the help of flam-
ing torches. Racist attitudes of the time made their
way into the film as well with the narrator lamenting
the passing of the heyday of the island's colonial era
The Rockefeller archives also produced the fourth
film, which depicted the day the VINP was officially
established in December 1956. Images of Cruz Bay
and the bandstand showed Rockefeller, Secretary of
the Interior Fred Seaton and V.I. Governor Walter
A slide show set to 50s do-wop music followed
the short films. Simonsen finished the presentation by
running the credits from "The Establishment of Vir-
gin Islands National Park," which included intimate
interviews with some of the many players in VINP's
early years.
The group's next meeting is scheduled for Tues-
day, December 2, at Bethany Moravian Church at 7
p.m., when Anna Dohm Nose is expected to share a
portion of her personal collection of historic photo-
graphs of St. John.

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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
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.
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Local Day Care Center Struggling

By Katie Tarta
St. John Tradewinds
Here to Grow is the perfect so-
lution for the busy mom looking
for a little time for herself.
The child care program has a
flexible schedule, focuses on the
kids and prides itself on the safety
and development of children.
Karen Jarvis and Joanna Wer-
man opened Here to Grow group
daycare home in September 2002.
Jarvis has a BA in Psychology and
a passion for working with chil-
dren and different learning styles.
Werman has a BS in Speech Pa-
thology and Audiology and a MA
in Deaf education. Before moving
to St. John, she ran her own fam-
ily day care in Massachusetts for
nearly a decade.
Here to Grow can accommo-
date up to 12 children between the
ages of eight months and 12 years
old. Jarvis and Werman are also in-
terested in offering an after-school
Currently Here to Grow is open
weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.,
although they are looking for
growth opportunities and say they
would be happy to stay open lon-
ger if enough children required it.
What has not been reliable,
however, is their client base and
right now the amazing nature of
two women is that they are not
willing to changing their educa-
tional value system to help keep
their doors open.
"We are a worry-free daycare,"
said Werman. "Once you drop off
your child you don't need to be

concerned with the care they are
receiving at all."
Here to Grow's commitment
to their kids is more than keeping
them safe and entertained, Wer-
man added.
"We are a developmental and
educational program and are not
just a drop off baby-sitting ser-
vice," she said. "We would be do-
ing ourselves a disservice to not
serve the educational needs of the
children and just seek the money."
Clearly Jarvis and Werman are
motivated by more than financial
considerations. They are seeking
to improve the education and care
of children on island, though being
able to pay the bills and draw a sal-
ary is a prerequisite.
That is exactly where the trou-
ble lies. In the seven years Here to
Grow has been in operation this is
the first time the owners have had
to put their own money back into
the business.
With the Virgin Islands Water
And Power Authority rates being
what they have been, operarting
expenses have dug into their prof-
its and kept them guessing about
their ability to afford to stay open.
Here to Grow has been offer-
ing affordable services for years
and they do not want to raise those
rates, but at present, their current
status is precarious, Werman ac-
Over the years, Werman and
Jarvis have received numerous
gifts for their operation from peo-
ple in the community and mostly
from graduates of the program.

They always appreciate gently
used toys and could benefit from
some other services like web-de-
sign, she said.
The two have climbing toys,
pack n' plays, children books ga-
lore and a full kitchen. They are
not a non-profit, however, so when
times are good they can invest in
the companies' assets, like exer-
saucers and children's swings. At
present, however, they are more
concerned with paying the bills.
Werman encourages parents to
stop by and visit their operation,
call or email and start a dialogue
about education opportunities. The
Here to Grow owners are reach-
ing out to all parents of children
between the ages of two and four
years, inviting parents to bring
children in and look around.
Parents are urged to see if their
child's learning style will benefit
from Here to Grow's commitment
to "little people on the verge of
greatness," according to Werman.
The program is somewhat flex-
ible and allows for parents to uti-
lize the service 8:30 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. in blocks of three hours every
day they are open, or just once a
Here to Grow is located on Cen-
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By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
After visiting St. John five
times for vacation, CPA John
Finke of Texas, decided he and
his wife couldn't get enough of
the island's friendly people and
natural beauty and wanted to
find a way to spend more time on
their favorite island.
That was when he hit on the
idea of bringing his tax consul-
tant skills to Love City. Between
December 10 and January 15,
Finke who obtained his ac-
counting degree from Villanova
University will offer one free,
initial tax consultation to any in-
terested resident.
Finke is especially interested
in helping small business own-
ers utilize the most optimal tax
breaks available, he explained.
The accountant hopes to help
business owners in "evaluating
business goals to assure optimum
structure," such as "C" Corp, "S"
Corp, LLC, Partnership, etc,
Finke explained.
He advised residents to check
the web site of Lt. Gov. Gregory
Francis which includes a ques-
tion and answer page regarding
the various corporation struc-
tures in the USVI. The tax expert
also hopes St. John residents are
taking full advantage of all pos-
sible deductions with regard to
their property taxes.
With experience as an auditor
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strong financial background.
Over the last 20 years, Finke
has raised approximately $70
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The CPA stressed the impor-
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appraisal prior to paying prop-
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"I really love the people I have
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His "Stache" To Raise

Prostate Cancer Awareness

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Prostate cancer isn't usually a
hot topic when you are enjoying
a juicy burger or cold beer among
the laid back atmosphere at Skinny
But Moe Chabuz, owner of
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which men should be aware.
"Women talk about breast can-
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get older, prostate cancer is some-
thing to watch out for too."
Prostate cancer usually occurs
in older men and forms in tissues
of the prostate, a gland in the male
reproductive system found below
the bladder and in front of the
rectum, according to the National
Cancer Institute. Prostate cancer
is the second most common can-
cer among American men it is
estimated that 186,320 men in the
U.S. will be diagnosed with and
28,660 will die of prostate cancer
in 2008 alone.
Which is exactly why Chabuz
wants to raise awareness about
prostate cancer.
"We worry about our wives and
our mothers and our girlfriends
when it comes to breast cancer,"
Chabuz said. "So it is time to start
worrying about ourselves."
Chabuz, 59, said he has been
getting his prostate checked since
he was 45. Yet he still does not
know much about the cancer it-
"I am just trying to come up
with something to do here, that if
nothing else, makes people more
aware of it," Chabuz said. "Be-
cause if you catch it early, maybe
it can save your life."
Although Chabuz hasjust started
pondering ways to increase aware-
ness about prostate cancer, he has
already ordered signs, posters and
informational pamphlets to display
at his Coral Bay restaurant.
"Prostate cancer is not one of
those things guys talk about it
is a risk we face but don't discuss,"
said Chabuz. "It is just something
guys don't think about, but if you
find out about it early, you could
maybe prevent it."
Skinny Legs is also implement-
ing its own take on Movember,
the Australian-based, international
campaign which raises awareness

"Prostate cancer
is not one of those
things guys talk about
- it is a risk we face
but don't discuss. It is
just something guys
don't think about, but
if you find out about it
early, you could may-
be prevent it."
Moe Chabuz

about men's health.
Movember, which takes place
around the world in November, is
a charity event which encourages
participants to begin the month
with a clean shaven face and grown
a "mo" Aussie slang for mous-
tache throughout the month to
raise money and awareness about
prostate cancer.
Moustache and Beard
"I am growing a moustache,"
Chabuz said. "And Doug Bean is
growing a whole beard to make
up for what he doesn't have on his
Raising awareness about cancer
is an issue that hits close to home,
Chabuz explained. Bean, Skinny
Legs' manager, underwent six
months of chemotherapy this year
and is a two-time cancer survivor.
"Right now, there are just two of
us growing our 'mo's' and it is just
something we are talking about,"
Chabuz said. "And we are going
to encourage some of the guys out
here to grow their moustaches to
help raise awareness."
"Hopefully within the next sev-
eral days, we can get some flyers
up and get guys thinking about it,"
Chabuz added.
The Coral Bay restaurant own-
er is still brainstorming different
ways to increase awareness about
prostate cancer and is open to new
ideas that may help publicize the
important issue.
Chabuz hopes to be able to
showcase his new "mo" at the 27th
Annual Thanksgiving Regatta on
November 28 and 29.
"There will be a lot of jokes
about it, which is great, because
joking gets people talking about
it and makes them more aware,"
Chabuz said.

Contractor Misspells Name

of Elaine I. Sprauve Library

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Workers renovating the historic public library in Cruz Bay mounted beautiful gold
lettering on the side of the buidling in honor of Elaine lone Sprauve the library's


Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Thursday, 27th November 2008
Caneel Beach Terrace
Thanksgiving Buffet from 2 pm until 8 pm
This festive Holiday Buffet will feature an abundance of both
signature Caneel Bay Caribbean items as well as Holiday
favorites like Herb Roasted Vermont Turkey with all of the
accompaniments. For those that like a little variety,
Chef Anthony will offer a New England flair to the traditional
Caribbean cuisine on offer. An assortment of seafood
followed by a variety of hot entrees and finish with delicacies
from our highly acclaimed Pastry team that will include
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16 St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008

Caneel Bay tennis fans gather around the resort's tennis
and celebrity guests Thomas Blake and David Graham.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

director Patrick Alle, kneeling,

David Graham and Thomas Blake

Show Off Tennis Skills at Caneel Bay

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Caneel Bay Resort tennis direc-
tor Patrick Alle hosted two celeb-
rity professional players last week
as the resort's renowned exhibi-
tion series got underway for the
Resort guests and local tennis

aficionados squared off across the
net from David Graham for-
merly ranked among the top 10
doubles players in the world -
and Thomas Blake who played
with his famous brother James at
Harvard and on the pro tour -
during a clinic on Friday morning.
The two also took part in a dou-

bles exhibition game against Antil-
les School student Brian Oldfield,
a top ranked college prospect, and
Caneel's tennis director Patrick
The resort's exciting tennis pro-
gram continues in early December,
when Alle will host two top female
professional tennis players.

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

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.

Book Signing at Baa Library Nov. 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. Thom-
as 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.


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Live Music with Mark Wallace
Cruz Bay, St. John
Dining Nightly 5:30 io:oo p.m.
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Julius E. Sprauve School second grade Spanish Club members learned about
Diego Rivera and Pablo Picasso from teacher Jaime Lembach last week as part of
their lessons on hispanic artists.

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American Legion

Youth Co-Ed Flag Football

Weekly Scores
Raiders (Black) 19 Patriots (Blue) 12
Defense was key in this hard-fought game between the unde-
feated Patriots and the always tough Raiders. Throughout the first
half both teams shut down the usually high scoring offenses. The
second half had the Raiders striking first on a nifty pass play led
by quarterback Aspen Moore. The Pats came right back on the very
next play to tie the score 6-6. The Raiders struck again soon after
but the Patriots were able to counter again on the very next play to
even the score 12-12. With time running out it seemed that the game
would go into overtime but the Raiders were able to score again to
go ahead for good. Moore passed for 3 TDs to Able Phillips, Tracy
Dalmida and Tomas del Olmo while Pat's QB Nick Lopes managed
2 TD tosses, in this very close game.

Rams 41 (Yellow) Packers (Green) 18
The game went to the Rams but the star of the game honors
went to Anthony Angol who caught 3 TD passes and played ter-
rific defense throughout the game. Rams QB Justin Doran tossed 6
TDs in the game, with four going to his favorite receiver Miquan
Wilkinson. The Packers tried 3 different QBs, moved the ball well
and toughened up on defense while trading TDs in the second half
against the more experienced Rams.

Packers (Green) 25 Patriots (Blue) 19
In what could be the best game ever played at the VINP field, the
Packers came back from a 13-point deficit to defeat the first place
patriots 25-19 in a wild Veteran's Day contest. It looked like the
Patriots would run away with the game as they led by 19-6 at the
end of the first half. Nick Lopes and Weston Patrie combined for
all the Patriots scores in the first half.
In the second half it was a different story as the fired-up Pack-
ers refused to give up and came roaring back led by Careem Al-
bert who tossed 3 nifty TDs while under intense Patriots pressure.
Two TDs went to Johnny Odenbach and another to Travis Dalmida
which proved to be the game winner. The Packers defense tight-
ened up and allowed no second-half scoring from the usually high-
scoring Pat's.
At the 2:34 left, the game was tied 19-19 with the Patriots in
possession of the ball. The Packers intercepted and used that ad-
vantage to take it in for the winning score with just 47 seconds left
on the clock. The win was the first for the Packers this season who
enter the playoffs with a renewed spirit!

Standings as of November 11, 2008



Remaining games: November 15 at 2 p.m. Rams vs. Raiders.
November 22 is League Playoffs starting at 12 p.m.

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

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A buck in the herd of deer that visits Caneel Bay
Resort is vigilant around the half-dozen does and
younger deer. The growing herd can be seen on the
grounds inside the entrance to the resort in the late

Landsharks Hosting Turkey Day 5K
St. John Tradewinds
Dust off your running shoes, it's time to get this holiday season
started right. The St. John Landsharks are hosting a fun filled 5K
run on Thanksgiving Day.
Registration is at 7:30 a.m., at the Annaberg parking lot and the
race starts at 8:00 a.m. Donations are appreciated and registration
fees are $5 for adults $2 for and kids. The course is a 5K loop in
the area of Maho, Francis and Leinster Bays. Kids are welcome.
The course includes part road and part trail running. Partici-
pants should expect to possibly get wet or muddy. There will be
fun Thanksgiving-themed prizes and awards.
For more information email Louise Wearmouth at louise @surf-
bvi.com or call Jude Woodcock at 779-1416.

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Mozzarella 'Caprese' Salad, Fresh Basil, Olive Oil and Balsamic Reduction
St. John Caesar Salad with Rustic Croutons
Seafood Pasta Salad with Vegetables
Pulled Jerk Chicken and Apple Salad
Peel & Eat Shrimp with Creole Remoulade and Cocktail Sauce
from the carving board
Honey Glazed Roasted Turkey
Giblet Gravy and Traditional Cranberry Relish
Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
Herb Jus and Creamy Horseradish
from the hot kitchen
Dijon Mustard Glazed Ham
Pan Seared Mahi Mahi with Jamaican Jerk Beurre Blanc
Blackened Grouper with Mango Papaya Salsa
Herb Cornbread Stuffing
Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Yukon Gold and Roasted Garlic Potato Mashed
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To those who care for animals,
In the past three months, two of our animals have
died of rat poison. One was a mastiff-mix dog so
badly injured and abused when he first arrived at our
gate that he needed months of love and care to re-
The other was a young healthy cat whose wild
mother brought her and a twin brother as kittens to
this yard. The brother died last year. She died of poi-
son this past week. Happily, the now neutered mother
is still alive and well.
In 16 years, every year dogs and cats who've lived
in this yard, all neutered, affectionate, and healthy,
have suddenly died, most likely by second-hand poi-

The dogs leave the fenced yard only on a leash.
The cats seldom leave the area where they're fed each
day and where they have shelters and a shaded pool
of fresh water.
The problem is that neighbors put out poison-baits
to kill rodents which then seek out water and a shel-
tered place to die. The poison causes them to bleed
internally, a long agonizing way to die and then it
passes on to kill other animals in nature's food chain.
If your pet shows signs of having been poisoned,
don't hesitate.Take him immediately to a vet to be
treated. I ask you please to avoid using poison baits.
Spring traps may not be pretty, but they're kinder to
the rest of the world.
Name Withheld by Request

A Nonpartisan Joke That Can Be Enjoyed by Both Parties

While walking down the street one day a US sena-
tor is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives
in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you
settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a
high official around these parts, you see, so we're not
sure what to do with you."
"No problem, just let me in," says the man.
"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up.
What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and
one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend
"Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in n
heaven," says the senator.
"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."
And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the eleva-
tor and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors
open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf
course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in
front of it are all his friends and other politicians who
had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in
evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand,
and reminisce about the good times they had while
getting rich at the expense of the people. They play a
friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar
and champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very
friendly guy who has a good time dancing and telling
jokes. They are having such a good time that before
he realizes it, it is time to go.
Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves

while the elevator rises ... The elevator goes up, up,
up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is
waiting for him.
"Now it's time to visit heaven."
So, 24 hours pass with the senator joining a group
of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, play-
ing the harp and singing. They have a good time and,
before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and
St. Peter returns.
"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another
in heaven. Now choose your eternity."
The senator reflects for a minute, then he answers:
"Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heav-
en has been delightful, but I think I would be better
off in hell."
So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes
down, down, down to hell.
Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the
middle of a barren land covered with waste and gar-
bage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, pick-
ing up the trash and putting it in black bags as more
trash falls from above.. The devil comes over to him
and puts his arm around his shoulder. "I don't under-
stand," stammers the senator. "Yesterday I was here
and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we
ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced
and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland
full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What
The devil looks at him, smiles and says, "Yesterday
we were campaigning...today you voted."
Submitted by Z. Hruza

S 1WE MR KN W Ii ,

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

A Plea Against Using Poison As Rodent Control

St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008 21

I am so amazed at all of our Virgin Islands gov-
ernment leaders falling all over themselves at the
popularity of Obama. It is interesting that these same
leaders of our centralized government refuse to con-
sider Island Councils and establishing a "participa-
tory government" which would bring the people into
the "decision making process." Just think, Governor

Dependability and generosity are two words that
come to mind when we think of our friend Dan Mc-
Clung who passed away unexpectedly Wednesday on
his boat in Coral Bay. He has left behind a commu-
nity shocked and saddened by the suddenness of his
As members of KATS St. John, a nonprofit orga-
nization that teaches sea safety and boating skills to
the children of St. John, we have found in Dan and
his wife Marla patient and ever-ready volunteers, giv-
ing countless hours as race committee, chase boat and
financial advisors. We could always depend on Dan
and Marla to donate their time and their classic motor
vessel "Serenasea" to be a signature yacht at the start-
ing line of our races.
Dan and Marla's generosity to our programs in oth-
er ways cannot be measured the sailors they have
sponsored, the hats and t-shirts they have donated,

On September 27, 2008 I was in an altercation that
wounded me. I went to Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center for treatment. When I arrived,
I was upset and hysterical about the situation that led
to my injuries. A nurse wheeled me in the exam room
and left me there sitting in the wheel chair. After a few
minutes, I got out of the wheel chair and rested on the
bed. At what time I drifted off to sleep I am not sure,
but when I woke up the wheel chair was not there.
One hour and a half later the nurse came back and

St. John Tradewinds
As a public health pioneer and
spiritual leader, C. Warren Smith
touched the lives of many.
A former health commissioner,
assistant health commissioner and
director of maternal-child health
and children's services, Smith
also served as vicar at St. Ursula's
Episcopal Church for more than
20 years.
Reverend Dr. Smith's life of
devotion and service ended on
October 27 when he passed away

deJongh, by using an Executive Order, you could
establish such town councils and bring "hope" and
management to our islands and our people. Let's
"hope" President Obama will show you how to hear
the peoples' voice.
Norm Gledhill
Coral Bay
St. John

their advocacy is incalculable to all of us.
You could set your watch by Dan (and Marla).......
any given Sunday, you could see their boat on "their"
day mooring in Hurricane Hole, ready for any friends
to show up and share their one-day to play and relax.
Shipwreck on Wednesday. Skinnys on Friday they
planned a welcome social life around their strenuous
work schedule.
We always knew where Dan, and Marla were go-
ing to be... we will miss these inevitabilities... but
more then anything we are going to miss our good
friend, Dan. His sly humor and elfish grin are irre-
placeable in our lives.
To Marla, from all your St. John family, we are
with you more than you could know in this time of
Thatcher Lord,
Vicki Rogers
and KATS St. John

said she would not tend to me. She told the other nurse
on duty not to tend to me and not to call the doctor.
After the nurse told me she was not attending to me, I
walked out of the room bleeding from my chin. I used
the other side of the hand towel that was given to me
earlier by security to stop the bleeding. Nothing was
given for the pain nor was I looked at.
I am extremely disappointed and upset that I was
unable to receive treatment at the facility in my home
Name Withheld by Request

at the age of 89. His funeral ser-
vice on Monday, November 10, at
All Saints Cathedral Church drew
crowds of sympathizers. Smith
was interred at Eastern Cemetery,
in Smith Bay, St. Thomas.
Residents across the territory re-
membered Smith as a deeply spiri-
tual man who was dedicated to the
community. During his 21 years
as vicar of St. Ursula's Church,
Smith created the multipurpose
and senior citizens' center on the
lower floor, which was named in

his honor several months ago.
A 1937 graduate of Charolotte
Amalie High School, Smith at-
tended Lincoln University and
earned his medical degree from
Howard University. He earned a
master's degree in public health
from Howard in 1952.
St. Ursula's multipurpose cen-
ter is not the only place named
after Smith. The pediatric wing at
Schneider Regional Medical Cen-
ter on St. Thomas also bears the
honorary name of Dr. Smith.

Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2

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Jaime Elliott

Andrea Milam, Susan Mann,
Barbara Winch, Katie Tarta

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Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine,
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Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
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Renderings Coutesy of Pond Bay Club

Spa Villa living room, above, and beach entrance, right.

Pond Bay Club Construction Progress on Schedule

Continued from Page 7
overlooking the salt pond on site, will in-
clude three-bedrooms and large covered ter-
races with private jetted tubs.
Sleek and Modern
with Caribbean Charm
Traditional Caribbean stucco and stone
exteriors will lead into open and airy rooms
with vaulted cathedral ceilings ranging
from 8-and-one-half to 12-feet high. The
modern exposed stairways will be com-
prised of structural steel with marble slabs
for treads.
Villa floors will be made of Romanian
marble while the front doors will be com-
prised of sturdy Spanish cedar. Terraces
will feature heavy timber construction with
exposed rafters and tongue and groove fit-
An arrival building, back of house ad-
ministration structure and a bocci court
round out construction plans on the site.
Sister Resort on St. Barths
The road from imagination to reality has

been a long one for Pond Bay Club, a Fo-
lio Collection property the sister resort of
which is Isle de France on St. Barthelomy.
After rounds of hearings with Department
of Planning and Natural Resources officials
which spanned several years, progress at
the site is now moving along on schedule.
The fast pace of construction is in no
small part due to the steadfast Jay Wicklund,
general contractor Wharton Smith Inc.'s se-
nior project manager. Wicklund relocated to
Love City from Atlanta with this wife and
two children to oversee the project.
"We probably have between 65 and 75
guys on the site on any given day," said
Wicklund. "We'll have more workers too
as we get further. While you're never quite
where you want to be, we're moving along
very well."
"We're absolutely very pleased with the
progress," Wicklund added.
Logistics Covered
Ensuring those employees have tasks to
complete is a major part of the project's

success, Wicklund explained.
"We have two full-time logistics guys -
one in Florida and one here," said the senior
project manager. "Their only job is to make
sure that we have supplies. We have 34 con-
tainers ready to be unloaded right now."
"I'd rather pay container storage fees
and have the materials than be short of any-
thing," Wicklund said.
Currently work is concentrated on the
beachfront structures, the first of which
should be finished in the next couple
months. Once complete, the Pond Bay Club
offices will move into a beachfront cottage,
which will also serve as a tantalizing model
for prospective buyers.
Fractional Ownership
The units are available for sale on a one-
tenth interest basis, which translates into
about five weeks a year. Buyers can pur-
chase all 10 interests in a particular villa or
specific week increments. Owners are also
free to use the units whenever they are un-
occupied, explained Bill Orwig, Pond Bay

Club's director of sales.
"Flexibility is the key word," said Or-
wig. "Owners can come anytime the units
are available at no extra fee. They will have
their reserved weeks and then be able to use
their unit whenever it's open."
Pond Bay Club owners can put their un-
wanted weeks in a rental pool and will also
have the option of joining a reciprocity pro-
gram with Ultimate Escapes, Orwig added.
Looking ahead, Wicklund expects con-
struction to be complete in late 2010.
"Somewhere towards Christmas 2010,
all the units should be buttoned up, com-
pleted and turned over to the owners," he
said. "The original plan was 30 months
of construction and it might end up being
about 33 months, only because all the high-
end finishes take just a hair longer."
Prices for a one-tenth ownership
range from the low $300,000s to the high
$800,000. For more information about Pond
Bay Club check out their website, foliocol-
lection.com, or call 779-8881.


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I .Tawsfor a Moment

Everyone Is Important To ACC

By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
Most service organizations can only do their
good work with the support and dedication of in-
dividuals who truly care. It is no exception with
the St. John Animal Care Center. The St. John
community has gone through difficult and often
frustrating challenges through the years in advo-
cating for animals in the Virgin Islands.
As we go through the present changes in our
electionprocess, it is imperative that those
who both truly care about animal ad-
vocacy against cruelty and neglect,
as well as the increased incidents
of violence in the community
get involved in making positive
change happen.
The last column covered an
overview of these challenges.
Here is what anyone can do to
help the organization's good
work for needy animals con-
Understand that the Virgin
Islands does have an animal
abuse law. It is against the law to
abuse or neglect an animal.
Anyone who witnesses abuse should
call the police department and make a report.
Remember that animal abuse is a factual red-flag
to domestic violence.
Ignoring animal abuse allows other forms of
violence to increase. Be patient with the process
of law enforcement with animal abuse. Call the
ACC and inform them of any abuse issues.
ACC Shelter Manager Connie Joseph will write
a report and investigate. The more detailed and
documented reports, the better chance in bringing
change with law enforcement.
Call VI. Attorney General Vincent Frazer's of-
fice at 774-5666 to express concern, as a citizen,
for the need to enforce animal abuse laws. V.I. Po-
lice Department Commissioner James McCall is
working very hard to develop a better force and
training. He can be reached at 774-2211 or faxed
at 778-2211.
Residents can all call the VIPD's Cruz Bay sta-
tion and speak to St. John Deputy Chief Darren
Foy. Share any concerns with him about animal
abuse law enforcement. When those in charge re-
ceive numerous calls about animal abuse concerns
- they will respond!
There is a wonderful partnership developing
between the VIPD and the community through a
newly activated Citizens Integration Team (CIT)
with Helen Simon as the chair on St. John.
Under Simon's leadership, concerned citizens
are involved in identifying public safety issues
and specific St. John needs. Anyone not getting
response to any crime issues, should let the CIT
know. They are here as advocates for positive

Citizens can also give input at www.vipd.gov.
vi, in a "comment" section.
Crime Stoppers USVI has finally come to the
Virgin Islands! It is a citizens initiative based
on a successful international program which -
through donations and memberships offers
cash awards for call-in tips with guaranteed total
anonymity through a pin number for those who
successfully help the communities solve and
eliminate crime.
Dispatchers are off-island so there
is no fear of reprisal because of
voice identification. Reports of
,p any and all crimes, including
animal abuse, are welcomed.
The number to call is 1-800-
222-TIPS or 1-800-222-8477.
Remember that every voice
S which speaks out against ani-
mal abuse helps the entire com-
We need more ACC member-
ships! A one-year membership
is only $50. It is the best way
to help the organization continue
its work. If every St. John resident
became a member, it would create less
worry over paying bills and taking care of all of
the many needs.
Be a volunteer! We have so many fund raisers
because its needed. Committee members to join
chair positions and bring energy and enthusiasm
to all of the areas which need further development
are also needed. Anyone with a skill to contribute
in marketing, fund raising or grant writing is wel-
come. If anyone prefers direct animal involvement
like walking dogs or feeding our feral cats is need-
ed too! With the community's involvement, much
more manpower can be brought to the ACC.
Look for the date of the ACC Annual Meeting
in January! This is a perfect time to renew mem-
berships and show support for animal advocacy.
Continue to buy tickets for fund raisers and do-
nate prizes in the usual generous Love City man-
ner. Community involvement is possibly more ap-
preciated than anyone realizes. Without you we
cannot have the shelter.
Our Next Big Event
Christmas for the animals is on Friday, Decem-
ber 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This year will be an-
other great success with a Roaring 1920s theme,
cigar girls and the best of food and drinks. It will
be hosted at the beautiful and spacious villa Tango
Mare, which offers 180-degree ocean views over
Hart Bay. This is an event not to be missed!
Once again, the ACC will be selling poinset-
tias as early as November 15. Kate Swan at St.
John Hardware is generously taking orders for
two sizes $12 for a 6-inch pot and $25 for a
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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11:15 a.m.
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Donkeys Share a Meal Together

The herd of
neutered donkeys
on the grounds of
the Caneel Bay
Resort shares a
meal. The grounds
i e:1 ,.. crew at the resort
keeps an eye on the
donkeys which
roam the island as
far as Coral Bay -
and return to the
good life.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tom Oat

St. John Police Report

Land Line Emergency No: 911

Cellular Emergency No: 340-776-9110

St. John Police Department: 340-693-8880

St. John Fire Service: 340-776-6333

Saturday, November 8 ceny.
4:30 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a 5:15 p.m. A citizen c/r an accident in the area
female has been harassing her by cell phone. Tele- of Custom's dock. Auto accident.
phone harassment. 6:35 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r
10:45 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident c/r that she lost her cell phone in the area of Cruz Bay.
an overturned vehicle in his yard. Auto accident. Lost cell phone.
No time given 403H present at Jurgen Com- 6:40 p.m. Badge #117 and #1099 present at
mand with one Richard Bowman who was placed Jurgen Command with one Adrienne Helms under
under arrest and charged with D.U.I. D.U.I. arrest and charged with aggravated assault and
Sunday, November 9 battery, disobeying a lawful order and resisting ar-
4:30 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that rest.
his truck was involved in an auto accident. Auto Wednesday, November 12
accident. 6:30 a.m. A Bellevue Village resident c/re-
No time given A citizen c/r that there is a house questing police assistance to remove her son. Po-
fire in the area of Pine Peace. House fire. lice assistance.
Tuesday, November 11 6:10 p.m. A citizen c/r an unresponsive Cau-
11:00 a.m. An Estate Frydendahl resident p/r casian male in the area of Coral Bay harbor. In-
that someone signed and cashed his pay check at spection was made along with St. John Rescue
First Bank. Obtaining money by false pretense. and EMS who took same to Myrah Keating Smith
1:50 p.m. An Estate Anna's Retreat resident Community Health Center.
p/r that she was assaulted by a co-worker on the 9:35 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a
job. Simple assault. mental patient was creating a disturbance in Cruz
1:55 p.m. Security guard at Myrah Keating Bay. Disturbance of the peace.
Smith Community Health Center c/requesting po- Thursday, November 13
lice assistance with a citizen who was beaten and 7:50 a.m. An Estate Zootenvaal resident p/r
robbed. Robbery in the second. that someone unknown stole his vehicle while it
4:00 p.m. A citizen c/r that someone unknown was parked at Dolphin Market. Unauthorized use
stole monies from her husband's wallet which was of vehicle.
in their parked vehicle at Jumbie Bay. Petit lar- 2:45 p.m. A Cruz Bay resident p/r an auto ac-
ceny. cident. Auto accident.
4:20 p.m. Badge #124 present at Jurgen Com- 5:30 p.m. A Gift Hill resident p/r that she is be-
mand with Louis Hernandez and Robelto Dela ing harassed by a male. Disturbance of the peace.
Cruz under arrest and charged with obtaining 9:45 p.m. A Peter Bay resident c/r a burglary.
money under false pretense, forgery and grand lar- Burglary in the second.

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 17
An applicant briefing for government agencies and certain non-
profit that incurred damage from Hurricane Omar on St. John, is
scheduled for Monday, November 17, at 10 a.m. at the St. John
Administrator's office at the Battery.
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.
Thursday, November 20
St. John Recycling Committee will have a meeting on Thursday,
November 20, at 7 p.m. in the St. John Community Foundation of-
fice on the third floor of The Marketplace.
Thursday, November 20
The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority will host
a second series of Public Workshops on economic development in
the VI. on November 20, at the St. John Legislature Conference
Room, 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.

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

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

26 St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008

Photo Joseph A. Rosen

Musicians smile for the camera during a helicopter airlift to their next
performance in Iraq.

Bluzapalooza Wraps Up Tour

Continued from Page 12
style, and they are putting themselves in
harms way 24 hours a day, seven days a
Simon also shared a story about a young
marine from Atlanta whojoined the reserves
for educational and financial reasons, never
really thinking she would end up serving in
a war. Last year, she left her two young chil-
dren at home with her husband who had just
returned from serving overseas.
"She took me aside after the show and
said that for the last 12 months she had been
in Iraq, this was the first time she forgot she
was in a war," Simon said. "That was the
coolest thing to hear it reduced me to
"And that is what Bluzapalooza is all
about it is about saving souls, and we
saved a lot of souls over there and we will
continue to do so," Simon said. "This music
is about feeling good when you are feeling
bad and we took that to a new level."
Bluzapalooza already has a minimum of
three tours scheduled in 2009 the third
show touring FOBs (Forward Operating
Bases) in remote areas of Iraq; the fourth
show touring in Afghanistan and the fifth
show touring through non-war zones in the
Although Bluzapalooza is saluting the
troops, Simon remains clear on one thing -
the tour remains apolitical.
"We don't talk politics over there -
we don't discuss how we feel about going
to war or the current administration," he
said. "None of that. That is not why we are

However, the Bluzapalooza all stars were
actually overseas during the U.S. presiden-
tial election, making some degree of politi-
cal discussion inevitable.
"There was an amazing amount of ju-
bilation among the troops," Simon said of
Barack Obama's presidential victory. "I am
sure some of that was predicated on the fact
that many of the troops recognized the his-
toric event of electing an African American
into office, and it is a huge relief to some
that they may be coming home soon."
Simon also gave credit to Armed Forces
Entertainment, the lead Department of De-
fense agency which provides entertainment
to more than 500,000 troops each year.
"I would like to give a big, heartfelt
thanks with huge respect to Armed Forces
Entertainment," Simon said. "These men
and women were terrific to deal with -
their hearts were in the right place do so
much to bring a bit of home to all these men
and women."
And some of the troops even showed Si-
mon their appreciation, giving him a souve-
nir to take back to St. John.
"On the last night we were in Iraq, a
couple of marines came up to me and said
they would like to buy me a hair cut to show
their appreciation," Simon said. "So they
marched me down a path and they had my
head shaved. I didn't hesitate for a moment
and I cherished every minute of it."
For more information about Bluzapaloo-
za, check out the MySpace page at www.


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

General Conditions
Erosion Control
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Aluminum Windows
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The Friends of Virgin Islands National Park, a non-profit
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seeks a talented fundraising professional as Development
Director. The Director is responsible for all aspects of
fundraising, membership development and coordination of
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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
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HOURS: Tuesday-Saturday
BENEFITS: Week paid vacation after one year service; up to six
weeks unpaid vacation; use of company car as needed; food at cost
Extremely organized and self supervising; very computer savvy;
QuickBooks and Excel; extraordinary customer service experience;
retrieve and process voice mails, emails and orders; reply to dinner
inquiries (with supervision); email PDF copies to client; create ser-
vice folders; track correspondence; keep schedule of events; bank-
ing; reconciles; post office/mail/hand delivered correspondence;
general emails; general admin (filing; paper work; spread sheets; car
tracking; key tracking; etc...); office equipment maintenance; estab-
lish & Maintain relationships with support vendors; support in book-
ing wedding vendors; and website support.
Schedules & updates; Saturday basket management; key & direction
maintenance; car maintenance; scheduling and management; billing;
supervisor to delivery staff arranging schedules and coverage; dou-
ble checks all deliveries; random house checking for quality control;
follow up on specialty orders, items and groceries; and on-call for
baskets every delivery day.
Supervises delivery person; pull rentals with delivery person, check-
in rental returns for linens (back office stock, kitchen, bathroom stor-
age area and shed storage); provide replacement/damage assessment
72 hours after each event to OM; delegate & plan for shed mainte-
nance monthly; and actively supervise deliveries.
Submit Resumd and References at KatiLady
in the Tradewinds Building to arrange an interview.

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Scenic Properties
Cruz Bay Apartments:
Efficiency Gift Hill
w/d $800
One and a half bedroom/
w/d on site, $1300
Coral Bay House
One bedroom/w/d, $1100

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.

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

New 2 Bed Gift Hill Apt.,
furnished, wireless inter-
net, basic cable, breezy
terrance, view ST, quiet
neighborhood, $2500
+ electricity. 513-9661

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

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

Long term lease 3 Bed/3
Bath island home, situated
atop Bordeaux Mtn.
Available January 1. $2,500
+ utilities. Call 732-222-0676
for appt. to view; email:

2 bed unfurnished apt.
located in estate Adrian.
$1650/mo. Available now.
Call 340-626-2936


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

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

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

Quality carpentry at only
$30/hr. Decks, railings, shut-
ters, kitchen/bath renovations,
tile work and more. Licensed,
experienced, references. John
Grammer 340-514-6768

1 commoNS

Brand New Office
& Retail Space

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

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

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

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

e rical ge Soae

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call


Classic Canvas Bags.

Many Colors.



Nick 771-3737

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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa
tel. 776-0774 Hair, nails, massage,
waxing, villa services and more.

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

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

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

Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery,
recycled art, tie dye, paper making

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002
Interior Design
Designs Of Aqua Bay, Inc.
Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614

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

Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Marketplace
Everything you need in one place

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

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

St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008 29

Team San Martin Perfect Building Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. at Great Price!
_Take advantage now to buy
one of the best priced lots in
St. Croix. .74 acres located
in exclusive East End.
MLS# 08-508 Fabulous Buck Island view
$50,000 very buildable lot. Come
and create your dream home
5 Company Street Wi/AAY with an awesome Caribbean
Christiansted, VI 00820 O view. Dual access from
wOutstanding Agvn7qr
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartmn.com luttainding Resuts. upper and lower roads.

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

TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWN Coral Bay
. O UNT RY 340-774-7962
/ C O XIoI i 340-777-5350 fax
U www.towncountryusvi.com
REAL ESTATE, INC. P Box191, St.John, VI 00831

"Long Bay Lookout" Enjoy
panoramic views of Round Bay
& Coral Harbor from ihe porch
of this 2 bedroom gated
masonry home with studio unit
on lower level. Partiay reno-
vated living/dining and kitchen
area includes custom mahog-
any cabinets, Irim ad doors
plus new ceramic He floor and
counleflops. There is ample
room for expansion on me level
It2 ac, lot which is a short walk
from the common waterfront lot
with small loading dock. JUST
REDUCED TO $895,00

"Amorita"-Beautiful. masonry
home in upscale Choooale
Hole North has large pool deck
with spa and faces southeast lo
catch the tradewind breezes.
Water views of Hart Bay and
the Soulh Shore, just minutes
from Crz Bay & a short walk to
the Westin Resort. Features
include mahogany trm, hand
painted bathroom sinks, stone
arches and vaulted cypress
ceilings.screened deck, arched
courtyard entrance, fruil trees,
and deeded access to two
beaches. NOW JUST $999,000

"Cassla Tree Cottage" This is
a cute West Indian-style cottage
in Ciaz Bay with pool and wet
bar, lush landscaping, nioe
water views. Walking distance
lo Iowr and just one hundred
steps to Frank Bay beach,
Property is zoned R-4 allowing
development with three stories
and muliple units. Some deed
restrictions apply, Two bed-
rooms and one bath, south and
soulh-west water views & pro-
fessional tropical landscaping.
JUST $599,000-

"COMMERCIAL ZONING" Reduced Business Zoned (B-3) Property. Excellent lng term
investment. 43 Acres conveniently located between Cnrz Bay and the Westin Resort, on the way to
Ote many rental villas on S. John's South Shore, and abutting the now under construction, fully
leased office budding and Guikea Grove Apartments. Zoning Laws allow for 3 stories, & cornmerdal
and residential cornbied. JUST REDUCED FROM $595.000 TO $495,000
ESTATE EDEN Huge price reduction bring offers. This 113 acre IoD in Eden has beautiful wat
views of Huricane Hole & beyond. Quiet neighborhood near Coral Bay & Skinny Legs. Lot is lat on
the lower level & slopes upward gradually for great views & breezes. Easy access via flat rds. Own
is Ircersed VI real estate agent. REDUCED FROM $239,000 TO $119,000

St. John Properties, Inc.
(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320
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

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!


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

30 St. John Tradewinds, November 17-23, 2008

John McCann & Assoc.



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2ba w: loft br.'ba PLUS a fan- nacula year ruund sunnci TIhs pnprlar thr- .1ih v;acalnI
laslic Ibr. Iba unil. Cloe to warer views looking direcilv rtirl] villa wi'h r(rar Carib-
ltwIn yet private and secluded over to St. Thomas. Zoned bra.n flai basis *VxL mulli
Ilcauliful paruLae lic s l sL R-4. thl. proprrLy has plans level decks and an inviting
Caribbean waitr views io SI. and el.pired perFinl$ for a I$ pool coupled with panoramic
Thomas with very impressir~e Moil cundumin urn dcclup. nuew; over Rh1edervouk 11% l
rental history. 1,45,000.0, meat project. 52,750.~00. An ama i4t print at $959,000
,lOW ER P PktlikfRAYJLk. L XQUISLfE 5 Ilk, 5 IIn
4.5 BA villa exceplionally villa in Virgim Grand.
furnished wiih la:ge pool Includes the highest qualLty
a14d PmFa~C4d )Lt NiSp away Frl uIhc vsc'd c 7rct u
fFlm a s1MLudCd Whhilu this multi-million d1ll r
sandy beach. $6,000,000. neigbborhad. $2,199, 999
AWESOME 2hr. 2ha cRnxuilc with wAlL nL' Slas capLuring huge CaTrpbbcAn viewi ... 1,175.000.
TWO HOMES nearing op leotn. A 2br. 2ba and br. ]b I CnII1 aC. HIlh views. Jui iI 1$25,000,
BONUS 1 Privale well maintained home in Coral Bay with an EXTRA LOT! ONLY S425.000.
Developer Units GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCED
hcLtch rorpn devel, Wlikt CI This 2BR, 1.5BA unit is
lo wnu from ihesc 2)2bt 2bra just one mile from Cruz
units starring ar 8 75,OOD- Bay-. Atinazig i uPns1s water
And, (2) Jbr 2ba uOilt vie ~rd versize r
starling aLt l.l,10,000. and huge pool. I549,00.
GRANDE BAY *Assignmient of Contract" Penth house unit slill available For JUST ..... $75.000.
WHY RENT Sunset Ridge 2 new Ibr, Lba units w/ huge water views. $279.000 & I299.000.
SIRENUSA Luxury conrd dcvel. is nearly complete. 2.3 & dBR oail.- & btin li $l.100,00.0.
TWO LOTSF 0n 501 acrCs PHENOMENAL wuaerrrini
l eah. One boasts I!$S f prcl l ifn pnceful Frsh
sand"coral beachfrom. And, Bay. The perfect building
adjacent Lot maintains ils locaiion for your dream
own decided beach pali vacuLioar villa wt .u;Y
acCct ONLY S9 o,000. pbeAch ncess. $92S.000.
SPECIAL PRICEII Virgin Orand EsraItes rc .AmALzinji 0.4 L *:-Acre lots. ELch for only S275 ,000.
18 ACRES & 20 sub-divided Irtr above Rendetivou widt moft roads pAVed Call us for Details.
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Motivated Owncie Carolina .25+/- ac Gneat views. 1209,999.
SUB-D[V]DABLE parceCl ner CrTU B*A. W erT views vetr Pilsbury Sound............... $42.000,
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable north shore vicws........ 2,500.000,
ON TOP OF THE WORLDI the highest point on Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 views. ]1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-ac.knoll lop w/panoramic views execllcnt developmcni polential.S .299.999.
FREEMANS GROUND Large gub-dividable 1.73+/- ac. lot with great water views.....5449,999.
REDUCED oversized loc in Coral Bay near proposed marina projec................. UST $310.000.
FLAT uartCer acre I *- arcrel In I (den liny huild ind vICw llu Iltrricapn Hlnl S1 37,500.
EMMAUS A greatl lo a. great price with buge Coral Bay harbor view .....Naow just 14.5000.D
WESTEN VACAT[ON CLUB Relea and enjoy a I SCUBA/PLEASURE boal husint s w. i Bpres-
u W in paraldit. Access Bccth, p hls. sive 4 year hUstory Incl. 2004 Powercat and all
LLric-s club. ccanis, baLs. rcmILutIrtLL and dpvc' eqIJipl You rcr in buine s I'nr 5169,900*
shopping. Mosi weeks are available. Prices ILOCATION, LOCATION Mean options etsisl
range from SI1.500 to 125.000. for ihis Retail Shopping Center. $2,250,00I0



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

LUMINARIA a luxurious ridge top villa with stunning
panoramic views and the National Park as your neighbor.
3 spacious bedrooms (a/c), 3/2 baths, soaring cathedral
ceilings, large pool with waterfall, 4 car garage, spa, gour-
met kitchen, satellite TV, multiple decks, beautifully fur-
nished, gated entry, lush landscaping, privacy. Close prox-
imity to north shore beaches, good vacation rental history.
Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
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.
AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 1800 views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
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, /2 acre
lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the dis-
tance, fragrant bay trees, lush vegetation. Take advantage
of all the benefits of owning a Force 10 home. $675,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/ 2
bath home on aflat 3%acre site adjacent to National Park. Enjoy
all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the
secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000.
WINDSONG-Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,495,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
ac. lot. Reduced to $1,099,999.

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

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- Holiday Homes of St. John

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

TOLL FREE 1-800-905-6824 www.HolidavHomesVI.com a. --MS


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

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

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

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

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

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RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework highlights
the upstairs master suite, ensuite bath and kitchen/greatroom. Walls and roof are complete. Beautiful landscaping.
Plenty of room to add..46 acre $1,095,000
GARDEN BY THE SEA Bed and Breakfast is a quaint LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" is a spectacular villa in
Caribbean home with West Indian gingerbread the gated community of Virgin Grand Estates. This
architecture and island style furnishings. Live in the property has four air conditioned identical master suites
spacious newly renovated owners apartment while renting with island stone showers and has breath taking views of
the 3 income producing a/c units. There is room for St. Thomas and 14 other islands and cays. This home
expansion to a maximum of 12 units as per the R-4 has a gourmet kitchen designed by a professional chef,
zoning. Outstanding rental history and just a short walk to and a state-of-the-art entertainment center. This is a very
Cruz Bay Town as well as Frank and Turner Bays. private and successful short term rental villa. $2,950,000
$1,800,000. INN LOVE A delightful short term rental villa in an
VILLA ELLISON Spectacular, new construction in excellent location in Great Cruz Bay! A tasteful 5 bdrm, 5
Virgin Grand Estates. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of bath gem with a pool, spa tub, a/c bedrooms, attractive
living space offers privacy/views from all rooms. 3 furnishings, marble and hardwood floors, professional
spacious master suites, king beds, outdoor stone landscaping, and beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay
showers, granite counters, maple cabinetry AC, satellite Harbor and St. Thomas. Stone entry arches lead to brick
TV, high speed internet in all rooms. Pool level offers wet and stone courtyards and create an atmosphere of old
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landscaping w/grey water irrigation. Sunsets year round. FLANAGANS PASSAGE VILLA is a new classic 3
$2,890,000 bdrm, 3.5 bath villa with superior craftsmanship,
MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charming B&B. Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof and wonderful
This compound offers a gated entry near to lovely Frank attention to every detail. Stunning 180 degree view from
Bay and town. Multi unit property consisting of (4) every room with a huge deck surrounding the large pool
lbd/lba units with A/C, common pool and garage. and hot tub on this .61 acre parcel. This home features
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appraised value. kitchen, ac in bedrooms and much more. $2,850,000

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Anselmo Emanuel Thomas
was bom to Ruth E. (Thomas)
Powell on December 23, 1954,
on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. He
was adopted at the early age of
10 months by his maternal great
aunt, Sophena (Mabel) and James
Frazer who renamed him Lindy
Emanuel Frazer, the name we all
know him by today.
Although Lindy was adopted,
he spent weekends and summers
with his birth mother, stepfather
and siblings. Lindy attended the
Julius E. Sprauve School up to the
8th grade. Although he was adopt-
ed, at age 14 he returned to live his
brith mother until he went away to
the Job Corps at age 16 where
he acquired a trade in electricity.
Lindy loved to draw a skill
that came to him naturally. One
only needed to tell him what they
wanted he was able to draw it. He
was also naturally skilled at play-
ing piano and organ. He loved to
play music. St. Johnians can tell
you that in his earlier years Lindy
could be found in churches of any
denomination playing the organ
and piano not for service but
for himself.
Lindy was a familiar figure in
Cruz Bay. He was not a violent
person and was not a danger to
anyone. His frequent forays into
dumpsters and garbage pails gave
him reading material. He loved to
read. Instead of making the trek
home to Gift Hill, he often asked
passersby for "some change" to
buy something to eat or drink.
Lindy loved his life as he wanted
He knew he was always wel-
comed at home, but chose to live
on the streets. After he was diag-
nosed with cancer of the esopha-
gus, he was brought home, but
once again chose to return to the
streets of Cruz Bay and live the
way he wanted to.
Lindy departed this life on No-
vember 4, 2008, in his beloved
Cruz Bay. We will all miss this
familiar figure walking the streets
of Cruz Bay. May his soul rest in

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