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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: November 24, 2008
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Pine Peace
Court Under
Water Again
Pages 6 and 13

Local Harvest:
Holiday Tarts
Page 17

St. John 1950s
Take a St. John adventure back to the 1950s with Anna Dohm Nose.
Tiny Jewels on Peacock Lane, above; Cruz Bay, below. Story on Page 8

PSC Looking
at Ferry Rates
Pages 3

WWII Veterans
Recall Roles
In the Great War
Page 7

A Villa Helping
Veterans Heal
Page 10

Zone Change for
New Post Office
Location Finally
Moving Forward
Page 4


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2 St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 2008

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

Boaters have until December 1 to remove their personal storm mooring gear from
Hurricane Hole, above.

Hurricane Hole Storm Mooring Gear

Must Be Removed by December 1

St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands Coral Reef Na-
tional Monument Superintendent
Mark Hardgrove announced that
December 1 is the deadline for
boaters to remove all personal
storm-mooring gear from Hurri-
cane Hole on St. John.
Vessel owners are required to
remove all anchors, chain, ropes,
buoys and sand-screws from Hur-
ricane Hole by that date.
The date is a week earlier than

required in the Storm Refuge Per-
mits due to the start of the next
phase of storm mooring installa-
tion, which is expected to add ap-
proximately 30 additional berths.
Any gear or tackle remaining in
Hurricane Hole after December 1
will be removed by Park Service
personnel and confiscated.
The park will make a decision
in early 2009 regarding the most
appropriate method of storm berth
assignments, and will provide no-

tification of those procedures when
they become available.
Park management wishes to
thank the boating community for
their continued understanding,
support and cooperation in assist-
ing the park in its efforts to protect
these valuable resources.
For more information on Hur-
ricane Hole or if anyone requires
additional time to remove gear,
contact Rafe Boulon at 693-8950,
extension 224.

Next Chamber of Commerce

Chapter Meeting Is November 25
St. John Tradewinds
The monthly St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Cham-
ber of Commerce meeting will be on Tuesday, November 25, from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center in Cruz Bay.
There will be an update from the latest chamber board meeting as
well as reports on the status of ongoing projects with tourism and
Port Authority. All chamber members and interested businesses
and individuals are invited to attend.

Turkey Day 5K Run This Thursday
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. The registra-
tion fee for adults is $5.00 and kids cost $2.00. The course is a
5K loop in the area of Maho, Francis and Leinster Bays. Kids are
The course is part road and part trail running. Participants
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.

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.

It's Thankspiggin' Time Again
St. John Tradewinds
It's time for Thankspigging 2008. Residents are asked to bring
their favorie side dish, dessert or entree to share with the crowd.
The fun gets under way in the backyard at Skinny Legs on Thurs-
day, November 27, at 4 p.m.

St. John Historical Society Meeting

Scheduled for December 9
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Historical Society will host its second meeting of
the new season at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall, at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday evening, December 9, which and will feature the Dohm
family albums memories of Red Hook and St. John.
December Activity
The St. John Historical Society invites residents to join them
on a visit to the cornerstones of the community the Moravian
and Lutheran Churches, on Saturday, December 13, beginning at
9 a.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church property in Estate Pastory.
The group will then car-pool to Cruz Bay for a behind-the-scenes-
glimpse of the Nazareth Lutheran Church.
Rudolph "Pimpy" Thomas and Melville Samuel will lead the
Bethany tour and Elroy Sprauve will lead the tour of the Nazareth
Lutheran Church. Non-members are welcome, and are invited to
join the society members for a full season of interesting programs
and the society's information packed monthly newsletter.

Tourists Arrive for Holiday Week

St. John Iradewinds News Photo by I om Oat

Newly arrived passengers wait for transportation at the Loredon L. Boynes Sr.
Ferry Dock in Cruz Bay as the tourism season started. Hospitality personnel will
soon be greeting visitors with information and Cruzan Rum.

St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 2008 3

Public Services Commission Looks Into Ferry Rates

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite declining gas prices,
the companies which run the St.
John to St. Thomas ferry boats -
under an exclusive government
franchise continue to bleed
money, Public Services Commis-
sion officials were told at a Mon-
day evening, November 17, rate
investigation hearing at the St.
John Legislature building.
Varlack Ventures and Trans-
portation Services of St. John Inc.
have been operating in the red for
years, the companies' attorney
Claudette Ferron told PSC hear-
ing examiner Natalie Nelson Tang
While the companies have re-
ceived more than $700,000 in
local government funds over the
past two years, they have never
received federal funds, Ferron ex-
"This is public transportation
which is the responsibility of the
Virgin Islands government," she
said. "The government promised
to purchase the vessels and the
companies would operate the ves-
sels. Instead, these private fami-
lies have been forced to use their
own equipment for decades."
"Despite the fact that the fer-
ries were designated mass transit
in 1987, with millions of federal
funds coming into the territory,
the ferry operators have received
not one single penny," said Fer-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

The St. Thomas/St. John ferry boat operators contend they are losing money

On the other side, commut-
ers have seen their fares steadily
increase over the past several
months including a $1.10 fuel
surcharge with commuters and
seniors taking the biggest hit.
"The rise in the cost of trans-
portation has hit me in my pocket-
book," said SheriannFrancis. "The
additional $1.10 fuel surcharge
raises the price of a commuter
book from $60 to $82. That's an
additional $1,968 a year."
St. John residents who work on

St. Thomas have no choice but to
pay the fare, Francis added.
"We are forced to pay this fare
- there is no alternative," she
said. "The transportation is no
longer affordable."
With the $1.10 fuel surcharge,
seniors have watched their fares
increase from $1.25 to $2.35 each
"Senior citizens are being
charged almost an 100 percent
increase in the fares," said Jerry
Runyon, American Legion Post
#131 commander. "That is quite a

burden on our seniors. They have
been hit the hardest."
To help improve customer ser-
vice, Department of Tourism of-
ficials will train employees free
of charge, DOT Assistant Com-
missioner Monique Sibilly-Hodge
"To remain competitive as a
destination, we must address the
concerns of our cruise partners,
airline industry and locals and
visitors concerning customer ser-
vice within the tourism industry,"
said Sibilly-Hodge. "Department

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As of press time, a seven-woman and five-man
jury in VI. Superior Court was still deciding the
fate of Michael Abraham, of St. John, who was
facing first-degree murder, first-degree assault
and weapons charges.
Abraham, 22, was charged with killing
21-year-old Alston Smith on November 29, 2007,
in Estate Pine Peace. Smith was shot once in the
head and once in the side of his body.
In the three-day trial before V.I. Superior Court
Judge Michael Dunston last week, prosecutors
alleged Abraham and Smith got into a confron-
tation shortly before the shooting, according to
published reports.
While none of the prosecution's witnesses ac-
tually saw the shooting, several people testified
to seeing Abraham driving away from the area
after hearing gunshots, according to reports in the

VI. Daily News.
After the shooting, Abraham told his mother
what happened and the two went to the Leander
Jurgen Command where the young man confessed
to the killing to V.I. Police Department Sergeant
Angelo Hill. Despite his confession, prosecutors
continued to investigate the case and didn't arrest
Abraham until January 2008.
On the third day of the trial, Abraham took the
stand and testified that he shot Smith, who also
had a gun, in self-defense, according to reports.
"I was focusing on his gun pointing towards
me," Abraham was quoted in the Daily News.
The Pine Peace man alleged that he and Smith
were struggling when his gun went off, but he
did not remember pulling the trigger, according
to the report.
If convicted of first-degree murder, Abraham
will automatically be sentenced to life in prison
without the possibility of parole.


of Tourism has greeters at seaports
and airports and within two weeks
we'll have greeters in St. John as
"They are all professionally
trained in customer care and I
would like to offer that to train-
ing to the ferry boat employees,"
Sibilly-Hodge continued. "We
would train, free of charge and on
a consistent basis. We're sure we
can all make a difference in this
Since the ferries are supported
by public funds, residents have
the right to expect good service,
Department of Licensing and
Consumer Affairs Commissioner
Kenrick Robertson told officials
in his testimony.
"This is a service to the pub-
lic which is subsidized by pub-
lic funds," said Roberston. "The
public has the right to expect a
high level of customer service.
The public is not getting a good
enough return on its investment."
Ferry company officials main-
tained they need government funds
to keep the boats running, accord-
ing to Delrise Varlack, principal of
Varlack Ventures.
"The cost of operating the fer-
ries have way exceeded our rev-
enues," said Varlack. "It's become
virtually impossible."
Tong How will compile find-
ings and present them to the PSC
board in January, after which the
board will host a public hearing.

Business Directory .............28
Church Schedules .............24
Classified Ads ...............26-27
Community Calendar .........25
Crossword Puzzle ..............26
Fashion Forward ......... ....16
Ferry Schedules .................24
Historical Bits & Pieces ......15
Letters ......................... 18-19
Local Harvest ..................... 17
O bituary ..................... ....... ..18
Police Log .................... ... 25
Real Estate ................. 29-31
Rhythm & Views .................13
Wha's Happ'nin' .................6

Wednesday, Nov. 26



Michael Abraham Faces Life in Prision for Killing

Alston Smith; Jury Is Still Deciding

4 St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 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.

Zoning Change for New Post Office

Location Finally Moving Forward

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Nearly 18 months after the U.S. Postal Service
signed a lease for property in Estate Enighed where
a new permanent St. John post office will be con-
structed, progress is finally being made.
The Boynes family, which owns the property,
has completed the application process for a zoning
change with the Department of Planning and Natu-
ral Resources, which expected to send the family a
letter late last week instructing them to petition the
V.I. Senate to change the zoning of the lot.
The Estate Enighed property, which is zoned R-4,
does not meet the VI. Code requirement that a lot
be at least 15,000 square feet for the construction
of a post office in an R-4 zoned area. The Boynes
family-owned piece of land is approximately 12,300
square feet.
"It's gone through the process and the family had
a pre-application meeting," said DPNR spokesper-
son Jamal Nielsen. "We're in the process of sending
a letter to the applicant, and they will then petition
the Senate for the zoning change hearing."
Zoning changes must be voted on and approved
by the V.I. Legislature.
The USPS signed a 10-year lease with two ad-
ditional five-year options with the Boynes family
on May 17, 2007. Constructing the building will be
the sole responsibility of the property owner, as the
USPS only leases property for post offices. Once the
new post office is completed, the Ubaldina Simmons
Post Office in Cruz Bay will be closed.
Plans for the new facility, designed by Trinity Ar-
chitectural Services, includes a three-story building
consisting of a 6,000 square foot first floor designat-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

The Boynes family property in Estate
Enighed, above, will have to be rezoned
to accomodate a post office.

ed for the post office, 12 to 15 second-story parking
spaces for post office customers and office space for
the Boynes family on the third floor.
Despite the long wait, the USPS is still ready to
move forward with the new facility, according to
USPS spokesperson Monica Hand.
"We are waiting for the legislature to provide the
official word so we can get started with the design
and construction," said Hand. "Once we have veri-
fication that the approval is official, we can work
with the landlord to complete the design and set a
schedule for construction to begin."
The volume of mail received on St. John has out-
grown the current post office location, and the new
facility as planned is designed to allow for 10 years
of growth, according to officials.

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Senator-elect Craig Barshinger Ready To Lead V.I. to Affordable Energy

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After the dust settled follow-
ing the November 4 Virgin Islands
general election, Democrats found
themselves atop the polls and the
28th Legislature, which will fea-
ture a new senate president and
majority leader.
Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg will
be the new senate president and
Neville James will be the legisla-
ture's majority leader.
Also returning to power in the
next legislature is former Senator
at Large Craig Barshinger, who
will be chairperson of the Com-
mittee on Economic Development,
Energy and Agriculture. It's a fit-
ting position for the senator, who

"We have to make sure people aren't go-
ing without current. There are people living in
their homes without electricity. Even simply
keeping a refrigerator and a fan on can put a
WAPA bill at $400 a month, which is beyond

many people's salary range."

made reducing the rising cost of
electricity territory-wide a major
platform of his campaign.
While there are currently some
small steps being taken by the gov-
ernment to off-set the skyrocketing
V.I. Water And Power Authority

-Craig Barshinger,

costs, many people across the terri-
tory still can't afford their monthly
bills, Barshinger explained.
Living Without Power
"We have to make sure people
aren't going without current," said
Barshinger. "There are people liv-

ing in their homes without electric-
ity because they can't afford their
power bills. A person making be-
tween $12,000 and $14,000 a year
can't afford their WAPA bills."
"Even simply keeping a re-
frigerator and a fan on can put a
WAPA bill at $400 a month, which
is beyond many people's salary
range," Barshinger said.
The kilowatt hour rate in the
Virgin Islands is far higher than
the average cost in the states,
Barshinger added.
"Here we're paying about
50-cents a kilowatt hour and it
should fall to about 40-cents a
kilowatt hour," he said. "But even
then we'll still be paying four to
Continued on Page 22

Town Meetings Coming Back

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While Senator at Large-elect
Craig Barshinger has big plans to
lower electricity costs territory-
wide, he hasn't forgotten about the
needs of St. John residents.
Although he doesn't offi-
cially take office until January,
Barshinger has been fielding calls
from concerned citizens already,
he explained.
"People are calling me right
now and asking when I'm going to
have a town meeting," Barshinger
said. "I don't have staff yet and I'm
just clearly not the Senator at Large
until the swearing-in ceremony in
January. But I'm eager to help and
people can call me at any time."
During Barshinger's previous
term as senator-at-large in the 26th
Legislature, he routinely hosted
town meetings for residents to share
their concerns and ideas. This time
around, the senator-elect is comit-
ted to reviving the tradition.
"We'll feel it out and host meet-
ing approximately once a month or
when there is an emergency," he
said. "I want every St. John resident
to consider themselves a volunteer
planner for St. John whose input is
vital to the continued maintenance
of the culture and our way of life."
As one of his first orders of busi-
ness, Barshinger plans to redefine
the St. John Capital Improvement
Fund, he explained.
"I want the St. John Capital Im-
provement Fund to really be for
captial improvements," he said.
"We're going to stop paying for
trash hauling out of the capital im-
provement fund. We need to pay

for trash hauling but it should be
out of an operating budget."
Barshinger is also dedicated
to seeing a multiple level parking
structure finally constructed in
Cruz Bay, he added.
"We will build a multiple level
parking structure," Barshinger said.
"We have several potential sites,
either near inspection lane, on V.I.
Port Authority land or wherever we
find is appropriate."
Downtown Cruz Bay businesses
have already agreed to foot the bill
for a free public shuttle to take peo-
ple from the parking garage around
town, Barshinger added.
"Cruz Bay could become one
of the friendliest little towns in the
Caribbean or the world," he said.
"People could park one time where
there is plenty of parking and a free
little, friendly suny-type bus could
be in circulation constantly. It could
make Cruz Bay very charming."
"The charm of Cruz Bay has
been damaged by the lack of park-
ing and over-building," Barshinger
continued. "We want to build to
scale on St. John so that the island
retains a unique character."
While Barshinger has many
ideas to improve St. John, he will
base his actions and proposed leg-
islation purely on the desires of his
constituents, he explained.
"I'm sharing ideas that I think
as a community we want, but the
touchstone is not what I want, but
the dialogue we will have with
our town meetings," Barshinger
said. "I want all St. John residents
to come to the meetings and have
their voices factored in on our de-


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"Proudly We Served: V.I. Veterans of WWII"

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While compiling interviews for
the Library of Congress' Veterans
History Project, Jean Picou and
Joan Keenan are also working on a
video project "Proudly We Served:
Virgin Islands Veterans of World
War II."
Keenan, a retired teacher from
St. Croix, began the project almost
by chance, she explained.
"One day I was reading about
World War II veterans and how
few of them are left in the world,"
said Keenan. "I was thinking about
veterans and my friends who are
veterans and how none of us are
getting any younger. A friend of
mine, Richard Schrader, had writ-
ten a book about veterans from
the Virgin Islands and that got me
more interested."
Along with Dr. Roberta
Knowles and Stan Sneed, and
with the support of American Le-
gion District 10 Commander Mel-
bourne Clarke, Keenan started
interviewing WWII vets on St.
Croix in December 2007. Through
her work on "Proudly We Served"
Keenan came across the Library of
Congress project and has shared
all of her interviews with the Vet-
erans History Project.
While certain the project was
important, Keenan also knew that
time was of the essence, she ex-

Wha's Happ'nin'

"We just can't wait at this
point," said Keenan. "These guys
aren't getting any younger. Be-
fore we really got going on this,
there were about five veterans who
passed away."
"That was sort of the impetus
to get us going," she continued.
"While we were still looking for
funding, we went ahead and start-
ed the interviews."
The veterans' stories are impor-
tant to preserve for the families
of veterans and the community at
large, Keenan added.
"It is important that we save
these precious memories so that
they are not lost to future gen-
erations," she said. "Through
this project, the memories and
treasured documents of the few
remaining Virgin Islands WWII
veterans will be available not only
to their families, but to all citizens
of the Virgin Islands and the nation
through a national catalog."
"Current and future genera-
tions of Americans have much to
learn from those who served in
the armed services," Keenan con-
tinued. "This project will help us
meet that critical need."
So far, the group of volunteers
has interviewed about 34 local vet-
erans. Many Virgin Islanders who
enlisted in the armed forces during
WWII were sent to New Orleans

by Sis Frank

St. John Tradewinds
So many family members returned, including
Linda Torres, who was our reining Miss Virgin Is-
lands. Others who came to pay their respects filled
Bethany Moravian Church and the yard. It was a
ceremony that showed how much St. Johnian fam-
ilies care about their history.
Steve Simon's Second Trip to Iraq
Was an Adventure
No one can tell a story with enthusiasm quite
like Steve. I know that some members of the troops
were so swept away by this second Bluzapalooza
that they paid him the ultimate compliment of
shaving his hair off. Now, there's an unforgettable
"thank you!" He's already planning his third trip
to Iraq and Kuwait.
Please Do Something To Improve
the Basketball Court and Playground
When you're at E&C Gas Station, take a look at
the deteriorating property across the road. Andrew
Penn's men certainly clean their side daily, but the
play area is a total mess. Mr. Wade, come to the

rescue, please.
Fall/Winter St. John Magazine
Is Full of Color
It's perfectly beautiful gorgeous photos and
great stories! The perfect Christmas remembrance
of St. John. Congratulations to MaLinda.
Mis-spelled Sign at Library Makes Me Laugh
Miss Elaine Sprauve would smile too at the er-
ror but my friend, Carol McGuiness, the chief
librarian, will need a bottle of tranquilizers to calm
her poor nerves.
Sprauve School Gala
Is February 7th at Caneel Bay
Plan to attend give toward good programs
for the children.
Rich Singerele Is Recovering
From His Heart Attack
He has the perfect cardiologist Dr. Roy Flood. I
highly recommend him! Take it easy, Rich.
Two Types of St. Johnians These Days
Those pushing their baby carriages and those
who lean on their canes! Have you noticed!

for training where they weren't
prepared for the racist realities,
Keenan explained.
"The bulk of people were
dropped into New Orleans and
they were shocked by the segre-
gation there," she said. "Despite
the segregation issues they faced,
all of the veterans talk about how
proud they were to have served
their country."
"The resilience of the human
spirit is amazing," Keenan said.
While there initially was no
draft in the territory, Virgin Is-
lands officials petitioned the fed-
eral government to institute one,
Keenan added.
"They actually peitioned to
get the draft applied here," said
Keenan. "The basic premise was
'hey we're American too.'"
So far the project has received
support from the Virgin Islands
Humanities Council, the National
Endowment for the Arts, the Of-
fice of the Lieutenant Governor,
the Office of Veterans Affairs, the
Division of Libraries, Archives
and Museums, FirstBank Virgin
Islands, Banco Popular, and many
community volunteers.
Keenan and the volunteers can
always use additional funding. To
donate to the veterans history proj-
ect or for more information con-
tact Keenan at 772-1711 or email

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St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 2008 7

World War II Vets Recall Their Roles in the Great War

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In an open car port with the sounds of
children playing in the nearby school yard,
an older man was recalling his role in the
world's deadliest conflict.
The Coral Bay fire station was one inter-
view location last week, as three World War
II veterans who call St. John home contrib-
uted to the U.S. Library of Congress' Vet-
erans History Project, thanks to St. Croix
residents Joan Keenan and Jean Picou.
Apart of the Library of Congress' Ameri-
can Folklife Center, the Veterans History
Project was launched in 2000 to collect and
preserve the personal accounts of American
war veterans to make it possible for future
generations to hear first-hand accounts of
the Great War.
Keenan and Picou filmed interviews with
Willard Wallace, Bob Davis and Renee Ser-
vant on Wednesday, November 19. Seated
in the conference room at Morris F. deCas-
tro Clinic in Cruz Bay one day after his 93rd
birthday, Wallace shared stories from his
three years of service in the U.S. Navy hos-
pital corps.
Wallace chose the Navy over the Marines
and Army for a simple reason.
Too Old for the Marines
"I was too old for the Marines and I didn't
want to go in the Army, so I signed up with

Joan Keenan, center, affixes a microphone on World War II veteran
Renee Servant, far left, as Jean Picou prepares for the interview.

the Navy," he said.
After enlisting in Ohio in 1942, Wallace
was shipped out to the Great Lakes for boot
camp and then on to a Naval hospital for
further training. It was not an easy time for
the young serviceman.

"I was on night duty all the time work-
ing on the highly contagious ward, and then
had to go to school at the same time," said
Wallace was eventually transferred to
California and then on to Treasure Island.

After spending a brief time on Guadalcanal
in the southern Solomon Islands, the young
Naval hospital corpsman was shipped out
on the destroyer "Piedmont" and finally the
carrier "Hornet."
The "Hornet" was responsible for shoot-
ing down more than 300 Japanese fighter
planes and was one of the only vessels in the
Pacific theater which didn't suffer a direct
hit. The ship did have a close call one time,
Wallace explained.
Close Call Aboard the "Hornet"
"I was up on the flight deck manning the
aid station and I was walking from elevator
one to elevator two," he said. "They had all
kinds of bombers and planes and missiles on
the flight deck there. I was walking along
and there was a Japanese plane, right over-
head it was so close I could feel the heat
off the plane."
Had the plane succeeded in landing on-
board, the ship would have definitely been
blown to pieces. Instead a gunman on the
fly bridge took aim and the enemy plane was
shot down just off the Hornet's deck.
The "Hornet" rode out a typhoon north
of the Philippines in almost unbearable seas
and wind after which Wallace received a
welcome surprise.
Typhoon Near Philippine Islands
"We came into the Philippines after the
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8 St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 2008

Photos Courtesy Anna Nose

Above: (L to R) Miss Myrah Keating, unknown, Anna Dohm-Nose, Peter
IDohm and Helen Payne. Left: Tiny Jewels on Peacock Lane in the 1950s.

The Adventures of Anna Dohm-Nose

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The picture of a little blonde girl on
the beach at Caneel Bay could have been
snapped last week, except a closer look re-
veals hillsides devoid of all construction,
roads, vehicles and electrical lines.
The photograph of a three-year-old Anna
Dohm Nose on the beach at Caneel was ac-
tually taken more than 70 years ago, when
the young Dane was cruising through the
islands with her venturesome parents.
"The first five years of my life were spent
on a boat about 33 feet long with my older
brother and my parents," said Dohm. "My
brother was about a year old and I was about

three or four months when my parents de-
cided to take off and go sail around. They
were sea gypsies they just wanted to sail
for adventure."
"We passed through the islands here
in 1937 and then headed down to Miami,
where my younger brother was born,"
Dohm continued. "We were in no hurry, it
was probably one of the slowest cruises.
From Copenhagen to Jacksonville, Florida,
took five years."
Before World War II broke out in 1939,
Anna, her brothers Per and Lars and Dan-
ish mother Elsa, returned to Denmark and
her father Peter who was a German-na-
tive stayed with the boat in Cuba for a

while, before returning to the Virgin Islands,
a safe haven which held so many fond fam-
ily memories.
"My father was very lucky to be here dur-
ing that time," said Anna. "If he went back
to Germany he might have been killed."
Instead of returning to Europe, Anna's fa-
ther was interred in Fort Christian for some
time before being allowed to stay on his
boat in Charlotte Amalie. While he enjoyed
a level of freedom unknown to many war
time internment victims, Dohm's father, as
did all island residents, did experience limi-
tations on his mobility.
"He was allowed to stay on his boat
during the war, but they took away his sea

charts," said Dohm. "He was fine with that
because the harbor master gave him some.
All you had to do was promise if you saw
a ship wreck or a rock you would tell the
harbor master."
"My father didn't mind the sea charts, but
they took his little radio away from him and
he didn't like that," Dohm said.
With Denmark occupied by the Germans
during the war, it was impossible for the Do-
hms to contact their patriarch in the Virgin
"During the war, my mother got word
through the Red Cross the letter was over
two years old," said Anna. "Back then in
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Health Care Professionals Discuss Diabetes Treatment at MKSCHC Lecture

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The Myrah Keating Smith
Community Health Center kicked
off its monthly community health
education lecture series by dis-
cussing one of the most common
ailments in the Virgin Islands -
MKSCHC physician Dr. Eliza-
beth Barot, a diabetic herself,
discussed the process that causes
diabetes at the Thursday evening,
November 20, lecture. The afflic-
tion will affect three million peo-
ple worldwide by the year 2020,
Barot explained.
Type II diabetes occurs when
the liver is resistant to insulin and
keeps producing glucose whether
the body needs it or not, causing
one's blood sugar to increase.
Type I diabetes occurs when the
pancreas no longer produces in-
sulin. Most Type II diabetics are
obese or have a high percentage
of body fat, especially in the abdo-
men, explained Barot.
"As long as obesity is rampant,
there will be diabetes," she said.
"Men with a waist larger than 40
inches and women with a waist
larger than 35 inches are prone
to diabetes, and a blood pressure
higher than 130/85 is bad."
The physician urged the audi-
ence to go see a doctor at the first
signs of diabetes.
"Type II diabetes is frequently
undiagnosed in the early stage,"
said Barot. "People only come to
the doctor once it's too late and the
organs don't have a chance to be
Roy L. Schneider Clinical Care
Coordinator Delphine Olivacce
discussed the early symptoms of

diabetes and why they occur.
"The extra sugar in the blood is
irritating and the body wants to get
rid of it, so you're always thirsty
and drinking and urinating a lot,"
said Olivacce.
In addition to frequent thirst and
urination, an increase in hunger is
another sign that one is becoming
Type I diabetes must be man-
aged with insulin shots, while Type
II can be controlled with oral med-
ications, according to Olivacce.
Exercise can also help control
diabetes, explained Barot.
"When you exercise, you feel
good," she said. "Whenyou rely on
medicine, you don't feel good."
Barot compared the disease to
"It eats your inside, and your
inside is so rotten from the diabe-
tes," she said.
Diabetes can cause renal failure,
blindness, heart attack and stroke,
explained Olivacce.
While managing the disease can
seem like a hassle, it can be done
with medication, exercise and diet
management, Olivacce told the au-
"You cut your plate in half, then
cut one half in half again," she
said. "The half of the plate should
be fruits and veggies, the quarter
is protein and the other quarter is
starch. If you eat that way, your
blood sugar can be under con-
Sometimes diabetic patients
don't take their medications be-
cause of potential side effects such
as weight gain and sexual dysfunc-
tion, Olivacce explained.
"People start using bush medi-
cine and stop taking their conven-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

tional meds, and then they have a
stroke," she said. "Ninety percent
of people in the territory on dialy-
sis are diabetic."
While life as a diabetic can
seem daunting, the more serious
side effects such as loss of limbs
don't have to become a reality, ac-

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Helping People Heal in the Caribbean

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Deborah Bernstein and Scott Wahlen aren't your
average St. John villa owners.
They aren't making money. In fact, they are losing
it. But while their wallets may not be brimming with
cash, their hearts are overflowing with generosity.
For every five vacations booked at their Gift Hill
villa, the Boston couple donates a week long all-in-
clusive vacation and airfare for wounded veterans or
families of fallen firefighters.
"This is a big part of our life," Bernstein said. "Ev-
ery body gives in their own way, and this is the way
that we do it."
Bernstein, a yoga instructor, and Wahlen, a captain
in the Boston Fire Department and former U.S. Ma-
rine, first came to St. John five years ago.
Hooked On St. John and Each Other
It seems their love for St. John evolved about the
same time as their romance. It was where they took
their first trip as a couple and they have been hooked
- on the island and each other ever since.
"What attracted us to St. John is that we both like
to hike, we love the outdoors, we love to get some
exercise," Bernstein said, recalling how they used her
Starwood points she had accumulated from her for-
mer days working in the corporate world to stay at the
Westin Resort and Villas. "But we didn't spend much
time there at all."
"We just devoured the island and did two or three
hikes and a few snorkels every single day," Bernstein
continued. "It took three visits and we were hooked.
We love that St. John is preserved, we love the fact
that it is a national park and has so many beaches,
each with its own personality."
But it was a touching experience a few years ago
which made them want to share the beauty of St. John
with others who were in real need of a vacation.
Wahlen organized an initiative to support the
wounded troops recovering at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center. He collected hundreds of t-shirts and
gifts from the Boston Fire Department, Boston Red
Sox and New England Patriots and he and Bernstein-

"These guys may be disabled
but they are not out of commis-
sion. These guys are young -
they are still filled with piss and
Deborah Bernstein,
Florian Villa owner

personally visited every veteran at the facility.
Disabled Veterans
"It moved both of us," Bernstein said of the experi-
ence. "These were young kids, on top of the world a
few months ago, and now they have these physical
disabilities to deal with for the rest of their lives."
When the couple went back to St. John a few weeks
later, they couldn't help but think of the veterans they
had met.
"It just didn't feel right that we were here and
they were there in the hospital," Bernstein said. "We
wanted to do more than just bring them t-shirts we
wanted to bring them to St. John."
Wahlen wanted to share all the beauty and outdoor
activities St. John encapsulates with the young veter-
ans, he explained.
"These guys may be disabled but they are not out
of commission," Wahlen said. "These guys are young
- they are still filled with piss and vinegar."
The couple purchased Florian Villa in 2007 as a
way to continue their mission work.
Realizing A Dream
"We cashed in our 401Ks, we sold Deb's condo
and car, we sold all our IRAs and we used every nick-
el of our savings," Wahlen said. "Even though we are
in debt, it is worth it this is our time to make our
stamp on life and do something good."
After 15 years working as a management consul-
tant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and running an inter-
national corporate finance department, Bernstein left
the corporate world to teach yoga and founded the
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Donors Can Drop Off

Holiday Gifts for Toy

Drive Until December 15

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With the holidays fast approaching, there is no better way to
get filled with the spirit of the season than by sharing with oth-
For the third year in a row, Joe Palminteri and Laurie Dudkin
are spearheading a St. John Toy Drive, to ensure that all children
on the island have a present to open for the holidays.
"Everything stays on St. John," said Palminteri. "Even on St.
John there are needy children. And in this economy more than
ever we need to make it a Merry Christmas for children."
There are drop off sites across the island St. John Tradewinds
in the Marketplace, Gecko Gazebo and Sundog Cafe in Mongoose
Junction, Canines Cats and Critters in Palm Plaza, both Connec-
tions locations, Gifft Hill School, Low Key in Wharfside Village
and Big Fish in the Cocolobo Complex in Coral Bay
To further entice the generosity, several local retailers are of-
fering discounts on toy drive merchandise. Toy drive shoppers at
Big Fish will enjoy a 20 percent discount and can leave the toy
with owner Christy Dove.
Presents anything from toys and puzzles to games and art
supplies should be unwrapped and suitable for children be-
tween the ages of five and 16. Toys should be dropped off before
December 15. For more information call Palminteri at 344-5971
or Dudkin at 642-1073.

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junction with the Department of Public Works and
the University of the Virgin Islands' Cooperative
Extension Services, are readying a trailer for oc-
While the VIEO doesn't have enough staff to fill

a St. John position, UVI officials will be using the
brightly painted trailer and will distribute informa-
tion on behalf of the energy office.
"Our plan is to work cooperatively with UVI and
at least get a lot of information over there that UVI
could hand out for us," said VIEO spokesperson
Don Buchanan, who was unsure when the trailer
would be complete.

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benefits to the St. John Chapter Thursday evening. L to R: Singleton, Jane Washburn,
Beverly Biziewski and Sally Browne.

St. John AARP Members

Get Answers About Insurance

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Many Love City residents may
not be aware that for slightly more
than a dollar a month the cost of
membership in the national AARP
organization they can access
a variety of benefits and services
including participation in the local
St. John chapter.
On Thursday evening, No-
vember 20, the nearly 40 St. John
AARP Chapter members who at-
tended the regular monthly meet-
ing got a major benefit update
from VI. Senior Executive Direc-
tor Denyce Singleton, of the terri-
tory's AARP office on St. Croix.
A recent article in the New York
Times newspaper put a national
spotlight on AARP's insurance
coverage for members, specifical-
ly between the ages of 50 and 64
years old, explained chapter presi-
dent Berverly Biziewski.
"They have not been giving
people the services as they were
marketed," said Singleton.
The insurance company in
question has been reportedly mis-
representing the coverage it makes
available to AARP members who
enroll. The matter is now being
closely monitored by the National
AARP president and by the lo-
cal AARP office and there is talk
about a class action lawsuit on the
"The key is to look very, very
carefully at any insurance plan you

"They have not been giving people the ser-
vices as they were marketed."
Denyce Singleton, V.I. Senior Executive Director
St. Croix AARP Office

consider," said Singleton.
The territorial AARP office is
always available to educate and in-
form the more than 14,000 AARP
members in the Virgin Islands
about their benefit options.
For instance, members may not
know about the types of life insur-
ance AARP makes available.
Singleton's mother had "per-
manent" or "whole" life insur-
ance, which allowed her to borrow
from the policy to help pay for her
mother's care for Alzheimer's dis-
ease, she explained.
This would have not been pos-
sible if Singleton's mother had a
"term" life policy, she added.
"If you are a retired VI govern-
ment employee you should not
leave their health insurance plan,"
said Singleton. "Why switch to a
Ford when you are already driving
a Cadillac?"
The VI also has supplemental
medical care assistance for senior
citizens who can't afford to pay for
additional health insurance policy,
she added.
AARP is changing its travel
service from on-line company
"Travelocity" to "Expedia." An in-

ternet discount is also available to
local AARP members by provider
On-line and retail pharmaceuti-
cal company "Walgreen's" gives
an AARP discount, and has just
agreed to start shipping its prod-
ucts to the Virgin Islands. A ben-
efits directory was distributed to
members, who can get more de-
tails about AARP services online
at the organization's web site.
"With 40 million members,
we are in a position to make the
changes our members want to
see," said Biziewski.
The chapter will be serving a
pre-Christmas dinner to the is-
land's homeless residents on De-
cember 9, starting at about 11:30
a.m. Gift bags of necessities will
also be distributed, and help is
needed to get the word out to the
known homeless individuals on St.
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St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 2008 13

Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens

Pine Peace Basketball

Court Under Water Again

St. John Tradewinds
For many years, St. John has been facing a problem with its lack of
Recreational, educational, and social activities are all limited to the
few out dated facilities on the island. For years residents have made due,
but what happens when the few facilities that are here are taken away?
Many people agree that one of the island's most popular sports is bas-
ketball. With that in mind, why is it that every so often the island has to
go months without a basketball court, because the only one that exists
is flooded?
For the past few years, the people of St. John have only been able to
make use of their basketball court for a little more than half of the year.
This happens as a result of the court's persistent flooding problem.
Hurricane Omar passed about a month ago, and still the island is
struggling to regain a dry basketball court at Pine Peace. Even when the
court dries, players have to deal with the cracks in the court caused by
the flooding, the mold and the mosquitoes. The court is going to need a
paint job, the grass is going to need to be cut, and the two children play
areas are going to need to be cleaned. I think this is a sign that we need
to refurbish the court entirely, and now is the time.
Where's the Government?
How many times does the basketball court need to be flooded for the
government to open up their eyes? The people of St. John deserve better.
What do the residents need to do to be heard?
I am sure we are all tired of hearing the word "appropriation." This
is the word the government has been using forever. Residents want the
government to get the money and get the court fixed. Residents do not
want the court to continue to be an Atlantis on St. John.
No Home Games for GHS
Due to the conditions of the court, the basketball teams at Gifft Hill
School will not be able to have any home games this year. Instead, they
will have to travel to St. Thomas for all of their games.
"Conscious decisions of injustice towards our youth of St. John con-
tinue to hold back our youth from their fullest potential," said GHS ath-
letic director Kent Wessinger. "It is sad to see that our students can't even
have a home game due to such an issue."
I am sure many feel the same, as it is sad that the youth of this island
are so deprived.
Not only will the high schoolers at GHS be affected, but the elemen-
tary students at the Julius E. Sprauve School as well.
The JESS elementary basketball team has been one of the most com-
petitive teams in the IAA School League, despite the school's team not
having a court on which to practice. What does that mean for the el-
ementary school students?
It is frustrating to everyone to have what little is here being taken
away. The Pine Peace basketball court is one of the few facilities here
on St. John. Something needs to be done about the condition of the court
and it's needed now.

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GHS seventh grader Damien AJ Hodge, above, holds an electrical cord which is
stretched across the flooded Pine Peace basketball court.

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Oven Dried Pear, Candied Walnuts, Arugula and Winter Green Salad
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
Pigeon Peas and Rice
Roasted Winter Vegetable Medley

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Coconut Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Bread Pudding with Pumpkin Caramel Sauce
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14 St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 2008

GHS Introduces Six New Sports

By Katie Tarta
St. John Tradewinds
With the first months of school under their belt,
Gift Hill School students have an enriched educa-
tion moving beyond traditional reading, writing
and arithmetic sailing, swimming, target shoot-
ing and a variety of other team sports.
GHS athletic director Kent Wessinger has intro-
duced a slew of sports to the students along with a
new mascot. Both genders will be enjoying basket-
ball, soccer, tennis, swimming and sailing and the
girls will have a cheerleading squad while boys are
enjoying a football team.
The school has also revealed its new team mas-
cot, the Barracuda, which replaces the previous
mascot, the Conch.
New Sport, Old Sport
With the six new sports, come many new coach-
es whom happen to be old hands at their individ-
ual talents. Katie Zaytoun, a cheerleader herself
from UNC Chapel Hill, will be coaching the cheer
squad. Her enthusiasm is endless and she brings all
the skills necessary to not only lead, but encourage
girls to discover their own talents boosting self-
confidence and ability.
Veronica del Olmo will be coaching the swim
team. Del Olmo's Olympic swimming experience
is guaranteed to be a shining example of what can
be the pay off with hard work and dedication.
Brummel Germaine and Kent Wessinger are
the flag football team coaches, which as of mid-
November had a 5-1 winning record. The team has
posted wins over Antilles School, Charlotte Amalie
High School, Cancryn High school, Bertha C. Bo-
schulte School and Calvary School.
The soccer season will begin on the new GHS
field in the spring. Both girls and boys teams will
be coached by Linus Phillipe a former Barbados
National Player and Enzo Vincenzo. Coming in
December basketballs will be bouncing about as
coach Germaine leads the Barracudas B-ball team
in training and competition.
Transporting to Turf And Surf
"Aye, aye Captain" may be heard from the banks

of Fish Bay, now that the sailing team will be call-
ing this school owned property along the shore
home. GHS is partnering with KATS to ensure a
successful sailing team with St. John roots.
The swim team will also find themselves in the
sea one day a week while spending two days a week
in the federation pool in Red Hook.
All of the sports teams will find transportation
to their games improved as a 27-passenger safari
taxi has recently been donated to the school. Keep
an eye out of for the freshly decorated Barracuda
Bus as GHS teams begin to circulate across of the
Virgin Islands.
Heavy Competition
As new members of the Inter-island Athletic
Scholastic Association (IAA), the GHS teams
will compete against all public and some private
schools throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands. Private
and parochial schools such as Antilles School and
Sts. Peter and St. Paul School will also have the
opportunity to take on the Barracudas as members
of the IAA.
"There are very few things that bring the commu-
nity together like sports," said Wessinger. "Where
there is no vision, people remain divided."
Facilitating the Facilities
All of these sports would be on the back burner
if it were not for the encouragement of the school
board, enthusiasm of the new athletic director, and
the donations of many individuals and corporations
including Pond Bay Club.
Pond Bay has begun construction of the sports
field to the left of the main entrance to GHS. This
field will allow sports like football, cheerleading,
and soccer to not only exist, but compete at home.
Without the field, the school would be reliant on
public access to the island's few fields or other
school's hospitality.
"Pond Bay is responsible for the construction
and completion of the Barracuda's home field and
deserves much thanks from the Gift Hill School stu-
dents and faculty," said Wessinger. "They have pro-
vided a wonderful gift to the entire community."
Go get em' Barracudas!

Luz Mey Chavez takes advantage of free flu
shots offered by the Department of Health at The
Marketplace on Friday, November 21.

DOH Issues Advisory on Pink Eye

St. John Tradewinds
Health Commissioner Vivian
I. Ebbesen-Fludd is advised the
public last week of recent and in-
creased reports of Conjunctivitis,
commonly referred to as "Pink
Eye," in the territory and urged
residents to seek medical attention
if they feel they have contracted
the infection.
"Pinkeye" is an inflammation
of the conjunctiva, the clear mem-
brane that covers the white part of
the eye and the inner surface of the

eyelids. It can be caused by many
of the bacteria and viruses respon-
sible for colds and other infections
and tend to happen more frequent-
ly among children.
While "Pink Eye" can some-
times be alarming because it makes
the eyes extremely red and can
spread rapidly, it is a fairly com-
mon condition and usually causes
not long-term or vision damage.
Still, residents should seek medi-
cal attention for formal diagnosis
and treatment.

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It was November 23, 1733, when the enslaved Af-
ricans had enough of natural disasters and oppressive
rules from Governor Gardelin.
The year 1733 had brought two hurricanes and
drought to Saint John. The resulting hunger and thirst
became intolerable.
The recently completed defensive position on top
of a hill in Coral Bay was named Frederiksvaern
(Frederick's Fort) after King Frederick IV, the King
of Denmark and head of the Danish West India and
Guineau Company.
It was not a true fort since it was not strong enough
to resist an attack by the Spanish or English, but rath-
er provided a place of refuge for planters in the event
of a slave revolt when their awe turned to anger.
The structure was not the stone walls we see to-
day but rather an earthen-works of loose stone, sand,
and earth. An officer's house, barracks, and powder
magazine appear on the early inventories as well as a
water battery of six cannon on a small hill above the
beach to protect the southeast shore of the hill now
called Fortsberg.
The inventories showed two working four-pound
cannons, four swivel cannons, and 26 flintlocks. This
type of armament is more suited to resist internal dis-
turbances rather than military invasions.
In addition to the inventories, I reviewed Gover-
nor Gardelin's Order Book which was translated by
John L. Anderson from the original Dutch and Dan-
ish manuscripts. These photostats were found in the
Bancroft Library of the University of California at
Berkeley. Some of the orders seem strange.
For example, Order 1140 addressed to the Civil

Guard on St. John reads in part, "Begin right away
firing up the lime kilns. Furthermore, a great deal of
lime stone is to be found on the shore below the fort.
Find a way to haul the lime up from the seashore to
the Fort with animals. I'll send you all the Co. em-
ployees, also whatever private plantage employees
can be got here, as well as all else you need."
This was written on the fifth day of the revolt!
Order 1225 addressed to Commanding Sgt. AEttin-
gen reads, "The leaders of the rebels appear to be the
Company's Kanta, Suhm King Claes, Soedtmann 's
Juny, together with Goliath, Abraham, Jonk and
Jantje, Miss Runnels' Prince, Friis 's bomba, Horn 's
bomba and Pietter Kroyer Negroes; but if these are
not taken alive, then others must be chosen and sent
here at once well bowed and secured."
The Governor further requested Captain Bever-
houdt of the Civil Guard in Order 1223 to send an
additional ten wounded rebels to St. Thomas "in or-
der to suffer their justly earned punishment." Sum-
mary justice was the order of the day. No quarter was
Also, one can see from the orders to deliver food
to St. John that starvation must have been a real prob-
lem. What is missing from the written record are the
stories of the enslaved Africans. The written record is
very one sided.
On Friday, November 28, all are invited to join
the Pan African Support Group for a commemorative
walk up Fortsberg with a program of remembrance
not only for the freedom fighters of 1733 but also for
those who continue to labor for full freedom. Meet
at the Flamingo Club at the base of Fortsberg around
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A Chat with Andre Ettienne

By Vern Tonge
St. John Tradewinds
The second annual Virgin Is-
lands Fashion Week took place
from October 9 through 13 on St.
Thomas and from all accounts it
was a huge success. Seventeen de-
signers from across the Caribbean,
USA and Africa showcased their
Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 collec-
tions, which ranged from avante
garde dresses to sexy swimwear.
Special celebrity guest design-
ers included international fashion
guru, Roger Gary of New York,
Zulema Griffin of Project Runway
and one of the Caribbean's top
fashion designers, Sonia Noel of

Guyana, who presented their ex-
citing collections filled with color
and creativity.
More than 40 models, includ-
ing Bianca Golden of America 's
Next Top Model, strutted down the
80-foot long runway in true New
York style. The event, directed by
Terry Donovan, noted internation-
al event director and style expert,
was well attended by government
officials from the U.S. and British
Virgin Islands.
Fashion Forward sat down with
designer Andre Ettienne to dis-
cuss his unique designer boutique,
House of Ettienne, which opened
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FF: Where did your passion for
design begin?
AV: As a child, I drew and was
always interested in art. In high
school I took art classes and was
asked by girls in my class to de-
sign outfits for them to participate
in various pageants. I guess that is
where it all started. Upon realizing
that that was one of my true pas-
sions, I decided to go to fashion
design school and enrolled in the
Bauder Fashion College of At-
There my designs were placed in
the top five in my graduating class.
I also have a strong background in
modeling, having done it for six
years here in the Virgin Islands (St.
Croix) and in the States.
FF: What can you tell us about
the House of Ettienne?
AV: I was stuck in the corporate
world for 17 years and felt that I
was not doing anything with my
talent. I decided to debut my fash-
ion design house in 2007 at the
staging of the first annual Virgin
Islands Fashion Week. Persons
loved my designs, though I only
presented nine pieces, and practi-
cally requested a store.
The concept of the store is sim-
ply a showroom with sample gar-
ments. Everything can be made
and sized to fit the individual cus-
tomer ranging from size 0 to 26.
I provide free image consultations

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Designs by Andre Ettiene

to my clients/customers and help
them make the best decision re-
garding their clothing choices. I
can also design 'one-of -a-kind'
pieces for particular events, like
black tie affairs.
House of Ettienne is divided into
three different sections to reflect
the price points. Using New York
City, where I lived for a while, for
my inspiration, the sections are
named Brooklyn, Manhattan and
Fifth Avenue. Prices range from
$150 to $3,000.
FF: What was your inspira-
tion for your Fall 2008 collec-
tion, which you showed at VIFW
AV: Each piece told its indi-
vidual story and was based on
accentuating the woman's body
while maintaining the masculinity
of the man and the femininity of
the woman. The pieces presented

were a culmination of my work
from age 15 to the present.
FF: What emotions do you want
the wearer to emit when wearing
one of your pieces?
AV: Confidence!
FF: What elements go into the
design to make a House of Ettienne
creation more than just a label?
AV: I use the very best in fab-
rics silk, satins, raw materi-
als to create the best that I can
create, taking into consideration
the individual's needs. The colors
selected are uniquely put together
to ensure that the client looks his/
her best. Besides that, a lot of hard
work and intricate detailing are put
into every piece to ensure a final
product that everyone is complete-
ly satisfied with.
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Give Thanks for Tarts

By Eliza Magro
St. John Tradewinds
As people make preparations
for Thanksgiving dishes to share
with family and friends this year,
most people prepare various types
of pies to complete Thanksgiving
dinner. It might be a pumpkin,
apple, blueberry, peach or cher-
ry pie to adorn the dessert table
and sweeten the celebration of
Here in the Caribbean, how-
ever, the most popular flavors for
tarts, otherwise known as pies, are
pineapple, guava and coconut.
All three of these tarts pine-
apple, guava, and coconut are
prepared in a similar fashion. The
main difference between these
Caribbean tarts and many of the
fruit pies is that these fruits must
be heated over the stove and
cooked down into a tart filling,
unlike an apple or blueberry pie,
which is prepared with uncooked
The Filling
Fruit fillings are simple, stay-
ing true to most Caribbean cui-
sine. Begin by taking pineapple,
guava, or coconut and placing
it in a sauce pan on the stove. If
the pineapple is from a can drain
it well, or if it is fresh, cut it and
strain it well. For fresh guava
make sure to remove the seeds.
Both canned pineapple and guava
also work very well for making
these tasty tarts. One could use
fresh, shredded coconut meat for
the coconut tart, or dried, shred-
ded coconut meat from the store
also works well.
Heat all three of these fill-
ings on a stove top separately, as
each flavor is its own tart. Add a
proportional amount of sugar to
the amount of fruit filling being
made, and then add enough water
to allow the fruit to cook down.
To avoid turning the fruit mixture
into a syrup, start with less water
and add more as needed.
Some recipes include corn
starch to offer a thickening agent
which is optional. Arrow root or
Toloma is used throughout the
Caribbean islands as a thickener
as well instead of corn startch.
While talking with Gwen Dagou,
a cook at Guy Benjamin School,
she emphasized the importance

of using almond essence, other-
wise known as almond extract, in
the fruit fillings.
"A little bit of almond es-
sence goes a long way," she Mrs.
Mrs. Gwen was reluctant to
give precise measurements, how-
ever, because she cooks by the
feel of it, she explained.
So, add about 1 teaspoon of al-
mond extract to the fruit fillings.
Less is more at first until one gets
the feel for the flavor. Let the fruit
filling simmer, and cook down
into a rich fruit, jam-like consis-
The coconut filling will take
a little longer to cook down than
the pineapple and the guava fill-
ing. Some people put cinnamon,
nutmeg, or clove in their fruit fill-
ing. Mrs. Gwen, however, says
that she likes to put the spice in
her crust instead of the filling.
"Cooking and baking is an ex-
perimental process until you have
it figured out," said Mrs. Gwen.
"So just give it a try and change
what you don't like. If you don't
know, call someone and just try
"Everything you want to
achieve is worth trying," said
Mrs. Gwen. "Don't say you
can't. There is always room for
improvement you can always
The Pastry
The pastry for these tasty tarts
can be made many different ways.
Again depending on the size of
the tart, the measurements will
vary. All pastry recipes require
flour. Two cups will make one full
size tart, top and bottom crust, or
three mini tarts. Some people add
salt and some don't. It is personal
preference salt fans should add
a little a salt. Use 1/2 to 3/4 tsp in
the dough.
Then add 1/2 cup or so of but-
ter, chopped into little bits, to the
flour. Then add a tablespoon or
two of sugar, along with your de-
sired spice cinnamon, clove,
nutmeg or all spice. This will
sweeten and flavor the crust.
Add water slowly as the in-
gredients are mixed together.
Again, add less water at first, to
avoid sticky crust. Many people
like to add an egg yoke and 1

tsp of baking powder to create a
more fluffy, cake like crust. It is
all about trying it out, and seeing
what works best.
Traditionally, Caribbean pas-
try recipes do include an egg or
simply the yoke, and baking pow-
der to give it some lift. The crust
will be crunchier and flakier with-
out the powder and egg, whereas
with the powder and egg the crust
will be more doughy and chewy.
Roll out the pastry dough and
Continued on Page 20

St John Tradewinds News Photo by Eliza Magro

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on Wednesday evening, Novem-
ber 12.
Dan and his wife Marla own
C4th custom embroidery in Coral
Bay, where they create carnival
t-shirts, company logo wear and
countless other articles of cloth-
ing. Anyone who has supported a
St. John Queen contestant or worn
a local logo-emblazoned baseball
hat, has donned one of Dan's cre-
The couple also own and run
the classic wooden picnic yacht
Serenasea, a day charter business.
During the week, the boat is for
charter guests, but Sundays were
for the McClungs. Every Sunday
like clockwork, they could be seen
out on their favorite mooring in
Hurricane Hole enjoying the after-
noon aboard Serenasea.

Dan McClung

Staunch supporters of the St.
John Kids And The Sea program,
the McClungs have provided t-
shirts and hats to children and in-
structors for years.
Always quick with a smile and
a joke, Dan touched the lives of
so many people in many different
ways. Coral Bay friends could be

spotted in one of the McClungs'
Holiday creations doled out each
year during a Christmas eve soiree
on the veranda in front of C4th.
Coral Bay family members
packed Skinny Legs on Friday
evening, November 14, where
the McClungs always spent Friday
evening to share stories of Dan
and join together in their time of
In a fitting tribute to Dan, who
often lamented the many idle ves-
sels in Coral Bay harbor, sailors
took to their boats on Sunday af-
ternoon, November 23, and gath-
ered off Pelican Rock to honor and
celebrate his life.
Dan, who was born on August
4, 1951, in Lincoln, Nebraska, is
survived by his wife of 26 years,
Marla, and his brother, Bruce Mc-
Clung, of Hot Springs, South Da-
He will be missed by many.

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

A Case for Municipal Governments

Editor, have municipal or, as some like to say "town govern-
I happen to agree with those that feel town govern- ment" at all? What are the advantages? The answer is
ment could easily be accomplished by a simple stroke based on numbers and logic.
of the governor's pen. There seems to be enlighten- The government employs a great majority of the
ment about town government but people should first Virgin Islands work force. Approximately 30 per-
try to understand what it is and how it can be accom- cent of all employment in the Virgin Islands is by the
plished for the betterment of all. The first question is government. To compare other governments, specifi-
- are we allowed to have town government? cally the government of the United States, the average
There is nothing in the Organic Act or the V.I. Code percentage of workers of any state government is ap-
that disallows a town government system. It would proximately 6 percent of the state workforce. Federal
take some political will to embrace it. Of course, (central government) workers represent 2 percent of
many believe strongly in the central government sys- all jobs in the United States.
tem that we now have. Those that have lived under This means that the Virgin Islands government em-
the central government as the provider of all things ploys a greatly disproportionate number of govern-
are comfortable with it and may fight any initiative ment workers as compared to the average of the Unit-
which would take away any power from the strictly ed States. This huge number equates to large payroll
central government form. It would require a joint ef- expenditures, benefits, perks and retirement benefits.
fort by the Executive branch and the Legislature to Like the United States, a large percentage of the total
allow town government to exist. workforce in the Virgin Islands is seeking higher pay-
I do believe that the governor supports town gov- ing and more secure government jobs. If this trend
eminent but there has to be unified support for such continues, it will require even more taxation and an
an undertaking, which he does not completely have even larger burden on the fragile government budget.
in the Legislature. Except for a few progressive sena- One reason the number of government workers is
tors, some of whom are newly elected, the majority so extraordinarily high is that before the growth pe-
of the Legislature may not vote to allow municipal riod from the enactment of the Organic Act of 1954
forms of government. Thus the idea of an Executive through the 1980s, the Virgin Islands initially suffered
Order which some have asked for. from a poor economy.
Under Section 11 of the Revised Organic Act of Few companies existed here but the population
1954, the Governor may issue Executive Orders pro- was returning to the area and growing. This influx of
vided such orders are not in conflict with existing law. people included large numbers of "down islanders,"
Since there is no law allowing or disallowing town U.S. "continentals" and Puerto Ricans. At this point
governments in the Virgin Islands Code, the Gover- in time the federal government stepped in. A massive
nor has the authority to issue such an order. But why Continued on Page 20


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While Dan McClung's life could not be saved last
week, devoted members of St. John Rescue, the fire
department and EMS could not have done more. Af-
ter being alerted to the emergency, a first responder
from St. John Rescue was on the scene within four
minutes. Members of the St. John Fire Department

stationed at Coral Bay arrived within eight minutes.
I would like to thank everyone who responded so
quickly and did everything they could to try to make
a difference. It is wonderful to know we live in a com-
munity with such dedicated first responders. Thank
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Use vs. Misuse of Rodenticide (Rat Poison) as Rodent Control

This letter is written in response to last week's let-
ter to the editor etitled "A Plea Against Using Poison
as Rodent Control."
I am a Pest Control Operator on St. John. I prob-
ably use more rodenticide and kill more rats than any
one on St. John.
The anonymous writer stated that the poison causes
"them to bleed internally, a long agonizing way to
die." I attended a seminar in New York a couple of
years ago held by a PHD rodentologist who is a world
renowned authority on rats. When asked what the
most humane method of rodent control was he said
anticoagulant baits. The scientific evidence to back
this up is cited in his book. Rats close to death from
anticoagulant baits do indeed look like humans in a
condition we commonly refer to as feeling no pain
- and they don't have to worry about the morning
Snap traps, which the letter writer recommends,
do not always work humanely as attested to by the
high percentage of the catch they do not instantly kill,
causing a slow painful death.
If used properly, rodenticides will not cause the
death of pets and non-target animals. If misused they
will do it easily and often.
Rodent baits should always be used in tamper re-
sistant bait stations in which the bait is secured by a
rod. This prevents pets and other non-target animals
from coming in contact with the bait even if they want
to. Loose baits should never be tossed around, or used
in bait stations, as the rodents will move the bait to
other unsafe areas where pets can get them.
So many pets have died form the misuse of rodent

baits by consumers that in May of this year the EPA
banned the sale of second generation anticoagulant
baits (the most effective ones) to consumers and per-
mitted the continued sale of first generation antico-
agulants only in preloaded bait stations.
The letter I am responding to said that their ani-
mals died, most likely by second-hand poisoning."
Secondary poisoning refers to an animal being poi-
soned after consuming the flesh of another animal.
The ingested anticoagulant would concentrate in the
liver of the rodent. A pet or non-target animal would
have to consume many rodent carcasses in their en-
tirety providing a large part of their diet. The docu-
mented cases of this consist of barn cats for which
rodents are a staple.
Animals poisoned with cholinesterase inhibitors,
which is a different type of poison affecting the ner-
vous system, is generally the culprit in secondary poi-
soning of birds of prey.
Non-native rats eat eggs of native birds putting
severe pressure on their populations. Controlling rats
with anticoagulant baits is a tactic used by the Nation-
al Park Service on St. John and world wide to restore
native bird populations.
I have rodent control bait boxes in about 125 yards
on St. John which I service monthly. Many of my cus-
tomers have pets, as do their neighbors. I have been
doing this for years and none of my customers have
lost a pet.
I am sorry for the writer's loss but the deaths should
be blamed on the misuse of a very powerful product
that is used all to casually on St. John.
Todd Roskin
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influx of federal dollars allowed the government to form at a rapid rate
which required a large number of jobs.
Through this job creation, came a rise in economic development in
the private sector. Many locals took good-paying government jobs in-
cluding many non-locals. The remainder took the growing private sector
jobs. The federal government policy dictated that with large amounts of
cash inflow into the territory, the private sector would naturally follow
and grow. This required the creation of many government agencies to
disburse the federal funds and keep the funds coming in.
Many agencies were extremely top-heavy with upper and mid-level
management positions and few rank and file workers. This disparity still
exists today because the laws made during the growth period still exist.
The government has continually created more government jobs by creat-
ing more and more agencies.
With the government firmly in place by the 1970s and with the Organ-
ic Act allowing a locally elected Governor in 1970, the Executive Branch
and the Legislature could now work to attract new business which would
benefit the Virgin Islands as a whole. What occurred were two things:
The government continued to grow, meaning more governmentjobs, and
the private sector finally followed with larger industry (Hess, etc) and a
fast-growing tourism base. At this point the size of government should
have slowed but the government continued to grow and the workforce
was never decreased. It remains large to this day.
So what does this have to do with town government?
It is obvious that there is a need to slow the growth and reduce the
size of government overall. This would decrease the burden on tax pay-
ers while allowing more spendable cash. Town government, by far, has a
high contingent of government workers to accomplish a givenjob.
In short, the numbers of workers is high because the municipality pro-
vides all the services for the area it serves. This includes, police, fire,
public works, recreation human services, social services, etc. These are
basic services that the central government provides but under the mu-
nicipal form, the central government does not provide the services.
The bureaucracy of a town government is left to the whim of the
people of the town and so they have much more control over how large
or small that bureaucracy will be. Town government allows the size of
government to be greatly reduced if that is the will of the citizens. Wages
and benefits would be left to the municipality as would the number of
It works this way: If municipal (town) government existed, all gov-
ernment programs and services become the function of the local govern-
ment. Conversely, this means all these programs are no longer the job of
the central government. As noted earlier, the central government, during
the growth years, created far more jobs than it needed in order to keep
the population financed. Far too many central government jobs are sim-
ply not required to provide a given service.
Under the local government form, the central government would re-
linquish all the programs and services it once was required to perform
in favor of allowing the same programs and perhaps enhanced programs
and services at the local level with fewer workers. If the entire Virgin
Islands were broken up into municipal governments then it follows that
the central government would not have the function of providing basic
The central government's only function then would be a "cash cow"
where monies obtained through taxation (except property taxes) would
be filtered down to the local government to provide the services in equal
shares based on population. The difference is the amount of money re-
quired would be reduced thus decreasing the tax base.
The size of the central government would be reduced to a shell of
its former self and would only have the function of creating laws and
regulations for the entire population, providing for the common good
and also having the regulatory authority to tax and oversee municipal
In a perfect town government, monies derived from property taxes
would stay with the local government or, if the central government taxa-
tion and allocation system was strong (meaning high revenues), property
taxes could be eliminated entirely. This is quite possible and highly prob-
able with a greatly reduced central government workforce. The amount
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St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 2008 21

A Case for Municipal Governments

Continued from Previous Page
of taxation the central government would require would be, in great
part, dependent of the actual spending requirements of the municipal-
ity. Lean municipal budgets mean less overall taxation.
It is entirely possible to cut the size of government by half if local
governments were a reality. Many of the jobs formerly held by the
central government will be transferred to the local government, but
not all. The glaring disparity of creating local government is what
to do with the former central government workers who would lose
This is problematic and could be the one factor to consider over
any other before moving toward a municipal form. It makes no sense
to hire the exact number of municipal workers as was the central
government. This would be counter-productive so large numbers of
former central government workers have to be re-assigned into the
private sector work force somehow.
This could have advantages. The influx of workers who are not
Virgin Islands citizens would be drastically reduced and the private
sector would gain experienced managers. The need to retain rank and
file municipal workers over high-paying managerial types would alter
that balance thus providing more "worker bees" and fewer manag-
The greatest positive impact would be in the ability to control pro-
grams locally. The people would have a greater say in what programs
would be offered and in what numbers. What must occur is the ability
to have a locally elected body to oversee all the services. Elections
would only allow for persons who live within the municipality to run
for office thus making the municipal form truly local.
This places the central government out of the picture in terms of
political influence. All services would all be under the direct control
of the locally elected officials. Most local government workers would
live within the borders of the local government thereby reducing the
cost and inconvenience of travel.
Local governments can make their own laws and regulations and
be much more efficient than a central government could from afar.
With a stroke of the pen, the governor could issue an Executive
Order to allow local governments to exist. It is up to locals to want
this to happen. Do you?
Paul Devine
St John

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Roslindale Yoga Studio in Boston. But recently, she
sold the studio to help support their mission on St.
"I am now full time into the villa business on St.
John," Bernstein said, admitting that owning a villa is
a lot of work. "It's all been within a year and a half so
we are still really new at it."
Everything about Florian Villa even its name
- reflects a cause the couple holds near and dear to
their hearts.
Patron Saint of Firefighters
"Saint Florian is the patron saint who protects fire-
fighters and their families so we thought it was fitting
to name the villa after something dear to us," Bern-
stein said.
Wahlen feels especially connected to the families
of the victims of 9/11 after being involved in the res-
cue and cleanup efforts of the tragedy, he explained.
"Looking back at it, I think everybody working at
9/11 was in a fog," Wahlen said. "It really hit me af-
terward, when I was in the honor guard and asked to
participate in the funerals. I went to about 100 funer-
als funeral after funeral after funeral it didn't
"That is when I realized that this is a historic mo-
ment for our nation," Wahlen continued.
In addition to opening their home to disabled veter-
ans, Wahlen and Bernstein also invite the families of
fallen firefighters throughout the country.
"Whenever we hear about these families, we send
them a card offering them to stay at the villa or invit-
ing them to our yoga retreats -just to have a chance
to get away from it all," Bernstein said.
Yoga Retreats
The owners lead yoga retreats at the villa to allow
others to experience the seclusion and natural beauty
of St. John. Bernstein's teaching is an eclectic mix of
vinyasa and mindfulness practice, inspired by vini-
yoga and Kundalini.
Wahlen, who has hiked Mt. Kenya and Mt. Kili-
manjaro, scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef and ex-
plored the caves of Cappadocia, brings an adventur-
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Bernstein and Wahlen have recently expanded their
charitable wings to include a group called Soldiers
Undertaking Disabled Scuba (SUDS), which helps
wounded soldiers reacclimate with their bodies to
complete a scuba diving certification. In March, they
will be hosting a SUDS group at their villa.
"We are really looking forward to the first week
in March when we will host the SUDS group for a
week," Bernstein said. "I will cook for them, we will
drive them around, whatever they need we are go-
ing to wait on them hand and foot."
Generous Support
The couple gives credit to the many generous
people who have helped make these efforts possible.
Several of Wahlen's co-workers at the Boston Fire
Department have offered to help with the effort, and
the couple has even secured a $6,000 grant to cover
travel expenses of transporting the wounded veterans
to St. John.
"It is just nice to know that you are allowing people
to do something they wouldn't get to do otherwise -
to know that you are introducing them to a new place
on the planet where they wouldn't have necessarily
visited on their own," Bernstein said.
Both Bernstein and Wahlen are clear on one fact:
they do not run their mission as a business. It isn't
a non-profit organization, but rather a job with non-
financial rewards.
Not About Money
"It feels good even when we are feeling the finan-
cial stresses from it," Bernstein said. "If we were do-
ing this just as a business, it would not be worth it.
We lose money."
"At this point, we are paying out of our pockets,"
she said.
Instead, Bernstein and Wahlen claim the positive
feedback from the people they have invited to stay at
Florian Villa is all the compensation they need.
"It is a real getaway people who come here are
really struck by the wilderness, the peace and quiet,"
Bernstein said. "You can really just feel that here
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World War II Vets Recall

Their Roles in the Great War

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Way To Affordable Energy

Continued from Page 7
storm and I found my kid brother who was in the
Army," said Wallace. "I knew he was in the Army
but I had no idea where he was. We talked for
about 25 to 35 minutes."
"It was a very pleasant surprise," he added.
The "Hornet" suffered damage from the ty-
phoon and had to pull into Hawaii for assessment,
which is where Wallace sat for a tattoo. Shortly
after, the carrier was forced back to California to
dry dock for repairs and the war ended. Wallace
was discharged in San Francisco and returned to
the Midwest where he settled back into civilian
life and raised a family.
Out in Coral Bay, Davis got in front of the cam-
era and recalled his days in the U.S. Marine Corps
where he became a demolition expert. Davis en-
listed in the Marines on his 17th birthday in his
hometown in Oklahoma.
Still in High School
"I had just finished my junior year in high
school and it was the patriotic thing to do at the
time," said Davis. "It was partly to get out of Okla-
homa City too. I went with my mom down to the
Marine recruiting station and they put me directly
on a train to boot camp."
The Marines were eager to get young men
ready for battle in 1943 and Davis was shipped
to Camp Pendleton for training and quickly on to
New Caledonia.
"I had five weeks of boot camp," said Davis.
"They ran us through fast in 1943. They wanted
some young Marines in the Pacific at that mo-
Davis was shipped to Guadalcanal, which is
where he learned the fine art of demolition duty.
"I was a rifleman and I did something or other
so they sent me to demolition school as punish-
ment," said Davis. "Being a demolition expert I
had to cary an additional 50 pounds on my back.
It was punishment."
The young Marine took part in the liberation
and occupation of Guam and then landed on Oki-
nawa, where coming ashore was not as difficult as
it could have been, Davis explained.
Unopposed Landing
"The Americans had made a false landing on he
eastern side of the island the Japanese went there
to fight them," he said. "We landed in the west
pretty much unopposed. We were on Okinawa for
46 days and that was a battle."
"Our forces were way superior and we had a
Navy sitting out there," Davis said. "From there on
out it was just war."
Injured By Shrapnel
North of the city Naha, the Japanese had a line
of defense and Davis was one of the many injured
in the fighting. While being carried from the area
after taking a hit in the leg, a hand grenade ex-
ploded at his feet.
"If you got a wound into the bone, you got out
of there because there was no penicillin so infec-
tion was certain," said Davis.
The Marine was sent to Navy #10 hospital in
Oahu to recuperate and was almost shipped back

to the Pacific.
"They were getting ready to send me back to
my unit when they dropped the bomb," said Davis.
"I guess they were ready to get rid of me anyway. I
was discharged on November 22, 1945."
After being discharged, Davis returned to Okla-
homa where he had some unfinished business to
"My high school sweet heart and I hadn't been
intimate before I left," he said. "I think she con-
ceived about 10 minutes after I got off the plane."
A proud father and grandfather, Davis went on
to photography school and continues to enjoy be-
ing a photographer today.
Adult Experience
Davis looked back on his days in the military
with pride.
"I was a kid and I was performing as a man -
it was pretty cool," said Davis. "I was never any
braver or any more fearful than anyone else. It was
a good experience for a 17-year-old kid to be out
there kicking ass with the men."
Renee Servant was only a 17-year-old kid as
well when he enlisted in his hometown of Wash-
ington, D.C., in the Army Air Corps, which even-
tually became the Airforce.
Born in Paris, Servant was raised in D.C. by his
hardworking immigrant parents. While he could
understand French, he never mastered the lan-
guage, which foiled plans the Army originally had
for the young enlistee.
Spy Plans Scrapped
"The Air Corps was interested in me because
they thought I could speak French and they want-
ed to drop me in Paris to be a spy," said Servant.
"When they found out I couldn't speak French,
they forgot about those plans."
With a love of flying, Servant chose to enlist so
he could pick his branch of service.
"I didn't want to be drafted and I had a love of
flying," he said. "Also I wanted to be able to be
able to bathe every day so I figured the Air Corps
was my best bet."
After training in Miami, Servant was shipped
to pre-flight school in San Antonio and finally Big
Spring, Texas. The Army's training was strict for
the would-be fighter pilots, Servant explained.
Valuable Experience
"Before we could fly, we had to prove we knew
a lot of things," said Servant. "We trained and
trained and trained. A lot of them got sick of it and
dropped out, but I stuck it out."
Although the war ended before Servant was
cleared to fly, he was proud to have served the
"I couldn't tell you enough about this country
- it's beautiful," said Servant. "I am very proud
to have served in the Army Air Corps. It was a
very valuable experience."
"I was a young kid and being treated as an equal
gave me a great deal of confidence," Servant con-
Servant went on to study at the University of
Wisconsin and eventually settled in St. John with
his wife and son.

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five times the national average."
A proponent of solar energy,
Barshinger has short-term, mid-
term and long-term plans to
bring the cost of electricity from
around 50-cents a kilowatt hour to
20-cents a kilowatt hour.
Lowering Electricity Costs
"My main goal is to propose
legislation that will foster the goal
of bringing electricity out of the
stratosphere down to a level where
people can afford to pay," said the
recently elected senator at large.
"For the short-term we have to
make sure that our programs are
actually working. We have to en-
sure that our subsidies are effec-
While Barshinger is focused on
a long term goal of constructing
modem solar plants on St. Thomas
and St. Croix major undertak-
ings that could cost hundreds of
millions of dollars, but would en-
sure clean, affordable energy in
the meantime, it's time to look at
WAPA's efficiency, he explained.
"We have to get efficiency is-
sues at WAPA under control,"
Barshinger said. "We can not af-
ford to do anything less than make
sure our waste heat recovery and
electrical generation are working
It's time to change the way the
public utility provider is being run,
according to Barshinger.
Loses Too High
"The problem is that we want to
run WAPA in the same laid-back,
mellow way that we always have
run it and it may be that the only
way to have affordable electric-
ity is to run WAPA in a different
way," he said. "Right now WAPA
has a 17 percent loss they gener-
ate, when two to three percent loss
is normal. The loss is due to line
loss energy is lost when they
pipe it through the lines."
"Seventeen percent loss means
that everyone is paying a 17 per-
cent surcharge on their bills,"
Barshinger said. "Because of this
loss WAPA is not efficiently dis-
tributing power."
The senator-elect's other mid-
term goals to bring down the cost
of electricity include firing up an
existing coal plant on St. Croix
and running an underwater cable
from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas.
"It's a shallow water table there
and the project could be some-

thing like the cable which runs
from St. Thomas to St. John,"
said Barshinger. "The cable could
carry very inexpensive coal-gener-
ated electricity to St. Thomas. It's
something to look at."
Solar Plants
Barshinger is clear on his long-
term goal of building a solar plant
on 400 acres in St. Croix which
could produce 64 Megawatts and
constructing a similar plant on St.
"The solar plant uses parabolic
mirrors to heat a working fluid to
7000 F," said the recently elected
senator at large. "This fluid then
drives a Rankin-cycle steam tur-
bine, just like a conventional
coal-fired plant. After 9:00 p.m.,
the heat from the sun is used up,
and we must bur petroleum coke,
coal, or other inexpensive fuel."
"This would meet all of St. Cro-
ix's needs, with some to spare," he
continued. "A similar plant must
be built for St. Thomas-St. John,
although undersea cables may
shortly be cost-effective, allowing
the islands to share."
While the idea is a modem
one, the technology is there and it
makes perfect sense in the Carib-
bean, Barshinger added.
"Most importantly, this plan
uses off-the-shelf technology," he
said. "This approach should re-
duce our electricity cost to under
20-cent per kilowatt-hour. At lati-
tudes such as ours, the earth's sur-
face receives 1,000 watts of solar
energy per square meter."
"The sun is a gift from nature
that we should not turn our backs
on," said Barshinger. "It's a gift
we should use as a zero carbon
footprint source."
Federal Dollars Are Possible
While each plant would cost
about $300 million, Barshinger
has already been in talks to obtain
federal funding, he explained.
"I have spoken with the del-
egate to congress to petition the
senate to make the Virgin Islands
a special test area where we could
be getting some federal help to
use renewable energy in a big way
where other states could use it as
a model," Barshinger said. "They
could absorb some of the start-up
costs and in return we could agree
to start new efforts. The federal
government is interested in these
things and we could explore that

St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 2008 23

Photos Courtesy Anna Nose

A view of Red Hook in the 1950s, above. The Red Hook ticket booth
schedule and information was printed on a truck in the 1950s, at right.

The Adventures of Anna Dohm-Nose

Continued from Page 8
Denmark the children always took the na-
tionality of the father so that made things
even harder. It took a long time to get the
paperwork all together."
"It was unpopular at the time to be Ger-
man, it was better to be stateless," said
Anna. "I actually had a passport that was
It wasn't until four years after the war
ended that Nose's family shipped out of Eu-
rope aboard a freighter, bound once again
for the Virgin Islands.
"There were so many families split up dur-
ing the war," said Anna. "Four years sounds
long, but we actually got preference because
they wanted families to be reunited."
After two weeks at sea, the islands finally
came into view, as Dohm recalled with tears
welling in her eyes, her memory still vivid
almost 60 years after the voyage.
"I will never forget the day I woke up in
the morning and I could see the islands, the
green hillsides," Anna said with emotion in
her voice. "'This is America,' I thought. I
was so excited."
"I was 15 years old and I thought the
streets were paved with gold," she said.
It was 1949 and the family settled in
Charlotte Amalie. Never ones to conform to
the norm, however, they soon hightailed it
for the remote East End of the island.
"We lived on a house boat in Red Hook,
which they called Shark Wharf back then,"
said Dohm. "People said you couldn't live
out there. Everyone who was anyone had
to live in Charlotte Amalie, but my father
wanted to be out there."
"There was nothing there, no electricity,"
Dohm continued. "It was beautiful. To me
there was everything birds and fish and
turtles, and I was learning to sail."
Anna's enterprising father viewed Red
Hook as the stepping stone to St. John, and

saw possibilities in transporting tourists to
the island.
"My father loved sail boats, but we
needed a motor boat to go to St. John and
take people to Cruz Bay and Caneel Bay,"
Anna said. "So we bought the 'Shadow X'
and we would charge $8 to carry people to
Cruz Bay and $10 to Caneel Bay. We'd take
people and plants and we transported differ-
ent construction crews."
Working as a captain on her father's 37-
foot water taxi, one gentleman in particular
stood out to the young Anna.
"I carried this man on the water taxi
'Shadow X,'" said Anna. "People would al-
ways ask me would I like a drink, but I don't
drink. One man came back with a cup of
coffee and I was so impressed his name
was Al."
Anna and Al Brodeur were married in
the Bahamas in 1962. Brodeur, a partner of
Senator Theovald Moorehead, was a main
figure in the early construction projects on
St. Thomas and St. John. He constructed the
building where Connections is currently lo-
cated and the Juilus E. Sprauve School ad-
Brodeur also built a house boat where
he and Anna, along with Brodeur's three
children and the couple's son, called home.
While the couple enjoyed living on the wa-
ter, life wasn't without its hardships. Bro-
deur's 19-year-old son David was killed in
Vietnam and Brodeur himself passed away
After the death of her husband, Dohm
continued plying the waters on "Shadow
X." Her mother, who was as enterprising as
her father, ran the family business in Red
Hook, which is where Dohm met the second
man who would change her life.
"She was so special, my mother," said
Dohm. "She had a wholesale business
where she would sell beer and soda by the

case right at Red Hook close to the dock.
Bob Nose had the restaurant 'Lobster Hut'
then, where 'Morgan's Mango' is now and
he used to buy beer and soda by the case
from her."
"My mother sold simple food, hot dogs
and hamburgers, newspapers, candy, juices,
soda and gasoline," said Dohm continued.
"We were the only ones out there in the wil-
derness so we tried to accommodate what
people needed. If someone didn't have
money, my mother would say 'pay me next
It would be some time before Anna and
Bob Nose crossed paths again, in the mean-
time, Anna continued bringing tourists to St.
John and spending time with friends.
"Miss Myrah and Miss Meada Keating
were two wonderful people in Cruz Bay,"
said Dohm. "They were twins and Miss
Myrah was the nurse and Miss Meada was
the cook. All of Cruz Bay was practically
their yard that's what we called it -the
"We'd go to the yard and my father would
say, 'oh Miss Meada, how are you you
are always taking care of a new set of ba-
bies and a new set of puppies,'" Dohm con-
tinued. "She always took care of everyone,
she really did. They were so important back
The Keatings lived in the Inn, a build-
ing near the Frank Powell Park. When Miss
Meada got sick, Anna stayed with Miss My-
rah to keep her company.
"The twins were always together," said
Anna. "So when Miss Meada got sick I
asked Miss Myrah if she wanted me to stay
with her, and she said, 'I would be very
grateful.' I was so lucky to be able to know
Miss Myrah and Miss Meada."
While she was staying at Miss Myrah's,
Anna got an invitation to go sailing with
Bob Nose.

"Bob Nose invited me to go sailing," she
said. "I said I'd love to go. I brought along a
sandwich and out we went with three other
"I didn't realize it was a job interview,"
Dohm said. "I knew my way around a boat
and I got the job of first mate on 'Alcy-
Bob Nose closed "Lobster Hut" to oper-
ate a day charter business on Alcyone with
Anna, who became his wife on June 24,
1989, in Ohio.
The couple took countless people out on
unforgettable day sails aboard their 32-foot
sloop "Alcyone," based out of Cruz Bay.
Throughout their long and happy life to-
gether, Bob Nose continually surprised and
amused his bride.
"One time he bicycled from Ohio to San
Francisco," said Anna. "Another year he
took his bicycle to Lisbon, Portugal and
rode through Spain, France and Italy into
Yugoslavia where he visited his aunt."
"When he got her house, his aunt said, 'I
knew you were coming, but I didn't know
you were coming by bicycle,'" Anna said.
"He also hiked the Appalachian Trail and
completed it in two years. I stayed here and
said the Appalachian Trail is for people who
aren't lucky enough to own a sailboat."
From cruising the Caribbean as a child to
living through war-time Copenhagen during
World War II, to burying both of her parents
at sea near Frenchmans Cap, Anna Dohm
Nose has seen many things in her lifetime.
Throughout it all she has loved the water.
"I've almost always lived on the water,"
she said. "That is where I feel happiest I
feel safe."
The Virgin Islands also have a place close
to Anna Dohm Nose's heart.
"I used to say, 'well, if this isn't home,
then I don't have a home,'" she said. "Den-
mark is too cold I'm an island girl."

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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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American Legion

Youth Co-Ed Flag Football

Weekly Scores

Raiders 26 Rams 6
The Raiders pulled out an easy victory in this final game of the season by scoring first and never was
behind in the game. Aspen Moore tossed 4 TDs in the game, three to the speedy Abel Phillips. The Rams
were able to contain on occasions but the team play of the Raiders proved too much. Tomas delOlmo
set up two of the Raiders scores and scored another with key passes and spectacular runs after the catch.
The Rams loss dropped them to third overall while the Raiders were able to gain first place based on the

Standings as of November 15
Team W-L PF PA
Raiders (Black)* 4-2 156 81
Patriots (Blue) 4-2 129 103
Rams (Yellow) 3-3 138 103
Packers (Green) 1-5 58 101

*The Raiders earned first place by virtue of having more points on the season

November 22 League Championship Games:
12 noon: Game 1 Patriots vs. Rams. 1 p.m.: Game 2 Raiders vs. Packers. 2 p.m.: Game 3 Winners of
Games 1 and 2.

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

Friday, November 14 4:20 p.m. A visitor p/r that his rental vehicle
4:50 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that was involved in an auto accident. Auto accident.
someone struck her parked vehicle on 11/6 near 7:25 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in Cor-
the Cruz Bay tennis courts. Auto accident. al Bay. Auto accident.
6:05 p.m. A citizen p/requesting police assis- Wednesday, November 19
tance at IRB in Cruz Bay. Police assistance. 4:40 a.m. -A citizen r/a trash bin fire in the area
Saturday, November 15 of the Lumberyard. Trash bin fire.
1:10 p.m. A Serendip resident p/r that a Westin 4:30 p.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ that some-
cab tried to hit him with said vehicle, one stole documents out of his wallet. Petit lar-
Sunday, November 16 ceny.
3:00 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident 10:20 p.m. An Estate Power Boyd Plantation
p/r that someone broke her front windshield. Dam- resident p/r her boyfriend destroyed her personal
age to a vehicle, property. Destruction of property, D.V
Monday, November 17 Thursday, November 20
11:55 a.m. A visitor from Florida p/r that he 1:00 p.m. An Estate Peter Bay resident c/r
lost his wallet in the bathroom at The Marketplace. that someone unknown broke into her residence
Lost wallet. while she was at a neighbor's home. Burglary in
No time given A citizen c/r drag racing in the the third.
area of Zootenvaal, Coral Bay. 1:30 p.m. An Estate Peter Bay resident c/r a
4:30 p.m. A Garden Street resident p/r he lost burglary. Burglary in the second.
his wallet. Lost wallet. Friday, November 21
5:05 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that 3:30 a.m. A visitor c/ via central dispatch to
she is being harassed via the telephone by a fe- r/that a male was inside their villa and removed
male. Telephone harassment. some money. Burglary in the second.
Tuesday, November 18 9:20 a.m. A government of the Virgin Islands
2:20 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/request- employee c/r an accident with PD-44 in the area of
ing police assistance. Police assistance. Estate Pastory. Auto accident.

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@ttradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.

Tuesday, November 25
The monthly St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Cham-
ber of Commerce will be on Tuesday, November 25, from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center in Cruz Bay.
Thursday, November 27
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 An-
naberg parking lot and the race starts at 8:00 a.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.
Thursday, November 27
It's time for Thankspigging 2008. Residents are asked to bring
their favorie side dish dessert or entree to share with the crowd.
The fun gets under way in the backyard at Skinny Legs on Thur
day, November 27, at 4 p.m.
Friday, November 28
On Friday, November 28, all are invited to join the Pan Afri-
can Support Group for a commemorative walk up Fortsberg with a
program of remembrance not only for the freedom fighters of 1733
but also for those who continue to labor for full freedom. Meet at
the Flamingo Club at the base of Fortsberg around 11:00 a.m.
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 music at Skinny
Legs will combine for another memorable event for serious PHRF
racers, plus Gaff Riggers, Cruisers, Multi-Hulls, Single Handers
and traditional boats.
Monday, December 1
Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument Superintendent
Mark Hardgrove announced that December 1 is deadline for boat-
ers to remove all personal storm-mooring gear from Hurricane
Hole on St. John.
Tuesday, December 9
The St. John Historical Society will host its second meeting of
the new season at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall, at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday evening, December 9, which and will feature the Dohm
family albums memories of Red Hook and St. John.
Friday, December 12
The Love City Pan Dragons will perform their second annual
holiday concert on Friday, December 12 at the Westin Resort at 7
p.m. Donations are adults $10, children $5.

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 24-30, 2008



The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with a total
student headcount of about 28,090, of which 14,260 are full-time students, 10,050 are part-time students, and 3,780 are
mixed-mode students. It offers programmes at Doctorate, Master' s, Bachelor' s degrees and Higher Diploma levels. The
University has 27 academic departments and units grouped under six faculties, as well as 2 independent schools and 2
independent research institutes. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1300. The total consolidated
expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$4 billion per year.
Assistant Professor in Navigation and Shipping
The Department of Logistics and Maritimes Studies takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of
excellence in Shipping, Port/Transport and Supply Chain Logistics, including a diverse span of disciplines such as shipping
and maritime logistics, transportation economics and management, environment logistics, maritime services, and maritime
law and insurance. The Department has established strong partnership with shipping and logistics industries. It strives to
be a key player in Hong Kong' s pursuit to become an international logistics hub and maritime centre par excellence. Please
visit the website athttp://www.lgt.polyu.edu.hk for more information about the Department.
The appointee will be required to (a) teach and contribute to curriculum design and development at undergraduate and/or
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relation to academic and departmental affairs, fund-raising, departmental advancement, and public relations relating to
logistics, shipping and maritime industries.
Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in Maritime Studies, Navigation and Shipping, Transport Logistics or related
fields plus substantial experience as a marine officer, preferably as a master mariner; (b) qualities of creativity, initiative
and leadership; and (c) a strong commitment to academic and professional training and education.
Remuneration and Conditions of Service
Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term
gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. Remuneration package will be highly
competitive. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.
Please submit application form via email to hrstaff(apolvu.edu.hk; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human
Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong
Kong. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from
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Animal Care Center
(ACC) has 1 immedi-
ate opening for employ-
ment: Kennel Technician
for dogs part time -5
mornings a week. This
is a hands on position.
Working with the shel-
ter dogs, applicants must
be dependable, responsi-
bile, 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 des-
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walkers in the mornings
and in the evenings. If
interested come on over
or call 774-1625 and
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Connie Joeseph. "Please
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Nice quiet location.
Fully furnished, AC in
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No Dogs. No Smokers.
$1,100 + utilities.
693-9467 or 514-6611

Two Guys Auto &
Marine Repair 60
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all types of repair to
custom builds and
fabrication. Also engine
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Great stateside parts
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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
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Plenty of Parking.
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Sizes to 10' x 12',
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Cruz Bay Offices
Reasonable Rates, Bright,
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Many Colors.

Yellow, hardtop, extended
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The St. John CZM Committee will meet on Friday,
December 12, 2008, at 12:00 p.m. at the
Conference Room of the Legislature Building, Estate
Enighed, St. John Virgin Islands.

Item on the Agenda includes request for
reconsideration of special condition no. 17 of Major
CZM Land Permit No. CZJ-1-08(L)/First American
Development Group / Carib Limited Partnership
(a.k.a. Pond Bay Club) located at Parcel Nos. 126,
272, 488D, 488E and 488F, Estate Chocolate Hole,
No. 11, Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John, Virgin Islands.

Plans for the proposed project are on file for review
by appointment at the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources, Division of CZM, CEK Airport,
Terminal Building, 2nd Floor, St. Thomas, V.I., (340)
774-3320 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00
p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays. As
this is a decision meeting, no oral testimony will be
taken. Signed written testimony concerning the
request for reconsideration may be submitted prior
to the decision meeting.

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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

TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWN Coral Bay
O TT T T 340-774-7962
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S. www.towncountryusvi.com
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box191, St.John,VI 00831

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.


I.I-m mi I ruI 1Mi P IIr
FRONT -This beautiful 5
bedroom home is right on the
water at dynamic Hart Bay and
includes such features as infin-
ity edge pool, grono and waler-
fall, coral stone loors, decks
and railings, stainless appli-
ances.airconditioning. gazebo,
custom doors and windows,
Ule,designeriardware, cusom
fumiture, huge generator.
Arguably te most beautiful
house and location on St.
John! $7.995M

"Calypso By Th Sea" is a
charming Caritbean style
beachfront villa with an impres-
sive rental history located in
tranquil Johnson's Bay Estates.
- a truly picturesque and idyllic
tCrpi'al site. Two luxurious
master uiles separated by a
central great room which
includes kitchen, dning and
iring areas, all opening up to
an oversize deck with covered
outdoor dining and a sunken
spa. Excellen condilion and
great rental history $1.7M

"tselia vista" isa well maintained
and beautifully decorated home,
perched high atop cool Bordeaux
MT. Views from Jost Van Dyke to
Virgin Gorda, Qualiy construction
wit hardwood floors and beauti-
ful wood trim. Accommodations
include a large master suite. two
spacious guest bedroom suites,
lof trial sleeps six and a one-
bedroom apartment with sepa-
rate entanoe. New appliances
and furnishing; spa and sun
deck, This home is a "must see"

"Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular rental condo, featuring views t St. Thomas & sunsets,
proximity to the pool and sundeck, & walk to own- Thi unique air-conditioned comer uni has been
recetly refurbished including new tie floors, mahogay cabinets, future and bath. $625,000
"Uttle Plantation" -Three and a half acfes of subdMidable land with beautiful easterly views over
Coral Bay, Huricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands This property faces east to catch the
cooling breezes, sun rise and moon rise. Walk to Cocoloba Shopping Center. $2.595M
"EAST END POINT" The easlem most point of St John is now for sale. This estate sized ot is
over 5 acres and has several almost flat building sites and unlmited views to the British Virgins from
Tortola to Norman Island. Located within "THE POINT AT PRIVATEER" St. John's newest upscale
fa I

St. John Tradewinds, November 24-30, 2008 29

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

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 24-30, 2008

John McCann & Assoc.



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LOWER PETER BAY pri m building lotp with ihugnmparabLc north shore viws....... .- $1,.500OO.
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LOVANGO LOVE SHACK- Featured in National magazines, this unique, custom timber home is located on the sandy
beach at Lovango Cay, just a mile and a half by boat, north of St. John. The greenest house in the Virgin Islands, with com-
plete amenities powered by the sun & wind & satellite TV & Internet. A sandy beach, palm trees & a boat dock at your front
door makes this truly an island paradise. $2,450,000.

LOCATION LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, w/ sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom
/ 2 bath stone & concrete home with large wraparound ve-
randa, travertine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large
spa, full air conditioning, large circular drive. $1,699,000.
LUMINARIA a luxurious ridge top villa w/ stunning
panoramic views & the National Park as your neighbor.
3 spacious bedrooms (a/c), 312 baths, soaring cathedral
ceilings, large pool w/waterfall, 4 car garage, spa, gourmet
kitchen, satellite TV, multiple decks, beautifully furnished,
gated entry, lush landscaping, privacy. Close proximity to
north shore beaches, good vacation rental history. Priced
to sell at $2,495,000.
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 Natl.
Park, just minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry
design with 2 bldgs connected by sunny pool, decks & pa-
tio. Amazing 2800 views overlooking Francis Bay & North-
shore, + Coral Bay & BVI's. Excellent vacation rental history.
PERELANDRA is a romantic 2 bedroom, 2 bath Carib-
bean style villa offering stunning panoramic views & eve-
ning sunsets, privacy, convenient location & comfortable
elegance. Nestled high on the hillside above Cruz Bay with
lush gardens & a private pool. $1,235,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Three bedroom /two bath family home
with large covered porch on beautiful, almost level, /1 acre
lot. Southerly water views, including St. Croix in the distance,
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 a flat 34 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 fur-
nished. $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. Walkto
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.
GREAT CRUZ BAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $350,000.
CATHERINEBERG Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 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
Coral Harbor views ..................... ...... ........... $350k
Ironwood Rd, views, house plans ............................. $360k
Upper Carolina, great views .................. .................. $379k
BVI views, one acre+................... ............. $415,500

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GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA Classic CVISTA Magnificent open air four bedroom VILLA ELLISON New construction in the
gingerbread architecture and island fur- Sunset Views! five bdrm, five bath with pool, three bdrm, 3.5 bath villa with superior crafts- villa above the turquoise waters of Rendez- Virgin Grand. Generous floor plan with three
nishings. Owners apartment plus three in- manship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile vous Bay in prestigious Klein Bay. Stunning
come producing units. Room for expansion. spa, a/c bedrooms and inviting great room. roof, stunning 180 views, large pool and hot residence exudes comfort,class and ele- levels of living space. Three spacious master
$1,800,000. $1,795,000. tub $2,850,000. gance. $3,895,000. suites, sunsets year round. $2,890,000.

LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" ,4 a/c iden-
tical master suites with island stone showers,
breath taking views, gourmet kitchen, state-of-
the-art entertainment center. $2,950,000.
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a
beautiful home with outstanding westerly views.
Stonework highlights and ensuite baths. Beauti-
ful landscaping. .46 acre. $1,095,000.
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style
layout all on one level, access from each room
onto the pool. Central A/C $2,850,000.
ADVENTURE VILLA Lush tropical setting,
impressive Coral Bay views. 4 bdrm luxury villa
is built for comfort, space, privacy. $950,000.

ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage
tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral
Bay. Two separate units, plans available for ad-
ditional home. $729,000.
TEMPTRESS 2 bdrm suites separated by
2 buildings a living area and an impressive
kitchen complete with granite countertops, pri-
vate decks, dramatic sunsets $1,650,000.
ENIGHED Nearly flat town lot overlooking
Turner Bay & zoned R-4. Masonry homes, 4 bed-
rooms, 2 baths plus outbuildings. $599,000.
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property, 3
bdrm short term rental with pool & panoramic
views. Zoned R-4 & suited for development.

oramic sunset views, small complex with lush JOHN'S ONLY OCEANFRONT CONDOS!
gardens, on site management, pool and estab- 2 Upper floor loft units available, 1 of a kind com-
gardens, on site management, pool and estab- p tna : nom
plex. Excellent rental program, ocean & harbor
lished rental program $295,000. views, tastefully appointed & a/c. $980,000 &

to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features four bdrms
and four baths. Also enjoy the lower three bdrm
beach house. $2,895,000.
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest cot-
tage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, Room
for expansion of main house & pool. $899,000.
LESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in up-
scale Pt. Rendezvous. 180' sea views, dining
for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath suites.
Infinity edge pool. $2,950,000.
NEW! Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. $2,399,000.

PALM JEWELERS, Turnkey high end
jewelry store in prime downtown Cruz Bay
location with even further growth potential.
Inventory and website convey. $525,000.

FUN & CONTENTMENT Masonry home, 1800
views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large ac. Master suites.
SS appliances, mahogany hardwoods, stone
accents. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000.
MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charm-
ing B&B offering a gated entry, walk to Frank
Bay & town. (4) lbd/lba units with A/C, com-
mon pool & garage. $975,000.
PRICED TO SELL, 4 bdrm concrete home in
Skytop is a terrific bargain! Upper 3 bdrm unit
and spacious lower one bdrm unit. Views of
Fish Bay. $735,000.
LOVE NEST Bright and airy, new cottage
overlooking Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay, and
BVI. Plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA
w/pool. $559,000.
DELI GROTTO! Consistent lifetime sales
growth, deli & internet cafe located in prime com-
mercial space. Catering to tourist & residents
alike, baked goods, smoothies, cold beer, exten-
sive breakfast & lunch menu, ice cream. Eat in
the a/c or outside terrace or take out. $475,000.

ESTATE ROSE Largest private estate
available on South Shore. Double parcel knoll
top offering spectacular views. Three bed-
rooms, 4-1/2 baths plus caretaker's cottage.
2.2 Acres. $4,500,000
UPPER CAROLINA! Coral Bay harbor
views. Live in the lower apartment while com-
pleting second unit and the planned four bdrm/
four bath pool Villa. $425,000.
ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of
Hart Bay. Four bdrms with ensuite baths Multi-
level. $1,700,000.

MARINA MARKET SITE, zoned B-2! One of
a kind commercial real estate, 4829 sq.ft. &
features a 2,999 sq. ft. building & adjacent park-
ing area. An excellent potential income producer
offering a variety of business uses. $995,000.

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