Title: St. John tradewinds
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Publication Date: December 8, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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December 8-14, 2008
Copyright 2008


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

Public Works
Drains Flooded
Pine Peace
Basketball Court
Page 6
Freshness Will
Be Focus ofLa
Plancha del Mar
Page 12

American Legion
Wraps Up Flag
Football Season
Page 8

St. John TradewindsNews Photos by MaLinda Nelson

Christmas Music Festival and Children's Parade
The fourth annual St. John Christmas Music Festival and Children's Parade
attracted hundreds of youngsters out for an evening of music with Santa, who
with the help of his elves handed out gifts to all of the children in attendance.

Government Chips
In $800,000
for New $1 Million
Ambulance Boat
Page 3

F r
Samuel Earns
Full Ride To
Weselyan Univ.
Page 4
Director Departs,
SJCCC Weathers
Another Storm
Page 2


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2 St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008

"The major sacrifice came from significantly
reducing our staff, which will delay some of our
projected activities. We have not lost any of our
grants, however, and we are confident that additional
funding will be secured in the near future."
Terri Lamb, president of board of directors, SJCCC

With Departure of Another Director,

SJCCC Weathers Another Storm

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In the wake of the departure of its second director
in two years, the island's sole victims' advocacy orga-
nization is struggling to keep its doors open.
Dr. Iris Kern, along with Peter Keen, started the
Safety Zone now known as the St. John Commu-
nity Crisis Center in 1994. The board of directors
requested her resignation in December 2006.
After Kern left, Shelley Williams took over, first as
co-director and then as sole director, of the organiza-
tion. Williams, however, resigned from the position
in October.
While St. John residents have lately questioned the
existence of services at SJCCC, the group is still op-
erational, according to Terri Lamb, the president of
the non-profit organization's board of directors.
"Board members are initiating policy and mak-
ing great efforts to secure a solid foundation for the
agency," said Lamb. "We are still operational, but un-
fortunately we are experiencing a funding gap. In our
efforts to keep the agency open to support our tradi-
tional services, we made some difficult decisions."
Smaller Staff
"The major sacrifice came from significantly reduc-
ing our staff, which will delay some of our projected
activities," Lamb said. "We have not lost any of our
grants, however, and we are confident that additional
funding will be secured in the near future."
The agency's used goods store, the Phoenix, is not
open as often as it was in the past. The group's office
in the Lumberyard complex meanwhile is maintain-
ing regular business hours, according to Lamb.
"We will continue to provide our traditional ser-
vice," said Lamb. "The office will remain open to the
public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The board of directors will oversee the daily opera-
tions of the agency."
"Counseling and advocacy, including our 24-hour
phone service, is the focal point of this agency, and
we, as well as our counselors, are dedicated to main-
taining the same quality of services to our commu-
nity," Lamb continued.
While members of the SJCCC's board of direc-
tors are doing all they can to see the group through
another transitional period, residents are worried that
the group is not fulfilling the need for which it was
On-island Counselors Necessary
"The reason we opened the agency is because it's
unrealistic to have a therapist on St. Thomas to help
people on St. John," said Kern. "St. John was the last
island to deal with domestic violence. The other is-
lands had their programs up and going and we started
our organization because we knew that St. John had a
desperate need."

Focus On Emergency Care
While there were admitted problems with admin-
istration and accounting, the advocacy group met its
primary goal helping people in crisis, explained
"The focus was when someone is in crisis, that
crisis should be met medically, judicially and emo-
tionally -everything else was secondary," Keen said.
"This type of work requires professional counseling
skills that seem to be missing now. I've heard of a
number of people not getting the support they grew
to expect."
Phone Line Still Running
The agency, however, maintains that counselors
are available.
"We still have counseling available," said Lamb.
"All of our counseling and our 24-hour hotline are
completely in tact. That has not changed one iota."
"We are continuing to seek professional guidance
to secure the agency's future," she continued. "Vacant
positions will be filled and new ones created accord-
ing to grant outlines and payment schedules."
Several residents remained doubtful and ques-
tioned the lack of progress at SJCCC since Kern's
Progress Questioned
"In two years' time, the SJCCC board of directors
has not made sure that the agency is staffed by trained
people," said Lydia Jetson, a trained victims' advo-
cate. "And I mean trained in victims' services it
is obvious to me that the board has not taken time to
educate themselves regarding victims."
"As a victims' advocate and a victim of crime, I
say that St. John deserves real help from really quali-
fied people," Jetson continued. "The SJCCC has not
focused on the very basis of what should be its exis-
tence providing emergency response."
While the board works to keep services available,
in order to survive, SJCCC needs volunteers, ex-
plained Lamb.
"Volunteerism is a vital resource that is necessary
to the health and well-being of the agency," Lamb
said. "The community has to contribute for us to ex-
As SJCCC overcomes its current difficulties, one
thing remains certain the need for emergency care
for victims of crisis.
Services Still Needed
"St. John deserves to have its own counselors,"
said Kern. "St. John residents shouldn't have to go
to St. Thomas or wait for someone from St. Thomas
to come here. St. John men and women deserve these
"A volunteer victims' rights agency is needed,"
said Keen. "That need has not changed, it has only

Governor's Christmas Party for

Students Kindergarten-Third Grade

Is December 9 in Frank Powell Park
St. John Tradewinds
It's that time of year again! The island's youngest citizens will
gather in the Frank Powell Park on Tuesday morning, December
9, to receive gifts from Santa Claus during the annual Governor's
Christmas party.
Students in kindergarten through third grade will converge in
the park from 9 a.m. until noon to share their Christmas lists with
Santa and receive a complimentary present.
Members of the St. John Festival Committee will pick up the
ball after school and distribute gifts to students in third through
sixth grades from 3 to 6 p.m. that afternoon.
While it remained uncertain if Governor John deJongh would
attend the festivities, First Lady Cecile deJongh's appearance was
confirmed as of press time.

Local AARP Chapter Serving Holiday

Luncheon Dec. 9 in Cruz Bay
St. John Tradewinds
St. John AARP Chapter 4777 members will provide a holiday
luncheon for the homeless at the Nazareth Lutheran Church hall in
Cruz Bay on Tuesday, December 9, at 11:30 a.m.
From roasted turkey to ham, sweet potatoes to stuffing, from
cranberry sauce to pies and cakes no one will go away hungry.
"It's only one day and one lunch, but chapter members are
committed to helping those less fortunate and to make this an en-
joyable few hours in their day," said Beverly Biziewski, chapter
To volunteer at the event call 776-6833.

St. John Historical Society

Meeting Set for December 9
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Historical Society will host its second meeting of
the season at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall on Tuesday eve-
ning, December 9, at 7 p.m. The meeting will feature the Dohm
family albums memories of Red Hook and St. John.
December Activity
St. John Historical Society members invite residents tojoin 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.

Coral Bay Business Community

Meeting at Shipwreck on Dec. 11
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay's business community will meet on Thursday, De-
cember 11, from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. at Shipwreck Landing. The
Coral Bay Community Council and the St Thomas/St. John Cham-
ber of Commerce will jointly host the meeting which will cover
issues of concern to all local businesses.
All Coral Bay businesses are invited to attend and participate.
For more information call CBCC at 776-2099 or email coralbay-

St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008 3

Government Chips In $800,000 for New $1 Million Ambulance Boat

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The Star of Life is in critical
condition, but the people of St.
John now have hope that a new
ambulance boat will be in service
before the old emergency vessel
makes its last run.
The August bill sent to the VI.
Legislature by Governor John de-
Jongh reprogramming government
funds included $800,000 to go to-
ward the purchase of a brand new
ambulance boat.
The move by deJongh came
nine months after the governor
appointed local musician Steve Si-
mon to spearhead a private fund-
raising effort to obtain an ambu-
lance boat. The private funds may
still be used to aid in the purchase,
or to maintain the new boat when
"We did have an active fund-
raising program on the island, and
while I haven't received a tally
of how much was raised, we had
some major pledges," said St. John
EMS Association President Carol
Beckowitz. "However, in light of
the downward spiral the economy
has taken, some of those pledges
may not be made good. No final
decision has been made on wheth-
er the money raised will be used
toward the construction of the new
boat, or keeping the money as a re-
pair fund."
Beckowitz and the EMS Asso-
ciation are grateful to the commu-
nity for its support and will put the

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

Officials are hoping to secure enough funding to have a new emergency boat
contsructed before the Star of Life, above, stops running for good.

donated money to "good use," she
In addition to the $800,000 and
the private funds, the VI. Depart-
ment of Health has located ad-
ditional funding for a new boat,
Beckowitz added.
Boat Design by EMS Assoc.
The new ambulance boat will
be constructed based on a design
drawn up by the EMS Association
in 2004.
"We had that design because

there was a commitment on the
part of the government to move
forward with the building of a new
boat," said Beckowitz. "We're us-
ing the same design and schemat-
ics, and we're in the process of
identifying a builder."
The overall cost of constructing
a brand new ambulance boat for
St. John will approach $1 million,
Beckowitz added.
The St. John EMS Association
was excited to learn that a new

ambulance boat may be just on the
horizon for Love City, the associa-
tion president explained.
"It's fabulous news and we were
very pleased to hear it," said Beck-
owitz. "Initially, we kept hearing
the government had no money.
Then all of a sudden the appropria-
tion came through that's a good
The government funding could
not have come at a better time,
as the Star of Life has been on its

2008 RAIN


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November Rainfall
3.69 Inches

Average November
6.77 Inches

Total YTD Rainfall
49.84 Inches

Average YTD
40.31 Inches

last legs for a while now. The boat
is becoming less and less safe to
use for transporting patients to St.
Thomas when they require a level
of care that can not be provided at
the Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center, according
to Beckowitz.
Boat In Critical Condition
"The Star of Life is in pretty
critical condition," Beckowitz
said. "It's in desperate need of a
haulout, it needs some keel work
done on it, it needs a new exhaust
and we've recently had some
steering problems with it. We've
replaced four starter motors in
the past 12 to 16 months, and we
had a recent engine compartment
flooding due to some parts break-
ing loose."
"All I can say as the president of
the association is that we keep our
immediate management within the
EMS division apprised of all the
problems with the Star of Life,"
she added. "They are aware of the
need for immediacy in going to
contract for this new boat."
Beckowitz was unsure how long
it will take for the government
funds to be released and the new
ambulance boat to be constructed.
"The association is in regular
contact with the commissioner's
office urging them to move for-
ward," she said. "Every day we
delay, we put patients at risk, as
well as EMTs and the boat crew.
Our goal is just to make this hap-
pen as quickly as possible."


Business Directory .............26
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ............... 22-23
Community Calendar .........21
Crossword Puzzle ..............22
Ferry Schedules .................24
Letters ......................... 16-17
Police Log ................... .... 21
P uzzle ............................... .20
Real Estate ................. 25-27
W ha's Happ'nin' ...................6

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St John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

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correct the error last week.

4 St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008

Jessica Samuel Earns Full Ride to Weselyan University

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School senior Jessica
Samuel found out just how much
hard work and dedication really
pay off.
Samuel learned last week that
she not only got accepted, but was
awarded a full four-year scholar-
ship, to the prestigious Wesleyan
University in Middletown, Con-
A member of the St. John Youth
Committee, vice president of her
school's student council, president
of the GHS National Honor's So-
ciety and a member of the Junior
Statesmen Foundation, Samuel
has shown both maturity and dedi-
cation to her future and the com-
munity, explained GHS head Ben
"Jessica has worked incredibly
hard throughout her high school
years and her scholarship is well-
deserved," said Biddle. "Wesleyan
is absolutely one of the best liberal
arts colleges in the country. She
is going to be at a fantastic place
and is just going to do wonderfully
"She is an incredibly focused

"There were more than 2,000 students who
were finalists in the program...only about 200
of us were actually accepted to schools of our
Jessica Samuel,
GHS Senior

student," Biddle said.
St. John Youth Committee
chairperson Paul Devine agreed.
"Jessica is a very active and
very dedicated kid and she cer-
tainly deserves the scholarship,"
Devine said. "She's very bright
and she worked very hard to get
into the college of her choice and
she did."
The GHS senior was beside her-
self with excitement last week.
"I'm ecstatic," she said. "I'm
amazed. I am proud of myself."
"I made this happen because of
all my hard work and the uncon-
ditional and consistent help of Mr.
Chris Teare, our college counselor
at school," Samuel said.
Wesleyan was Samuel's first
choice for its top-notch academ-
ics and for its intimate setting, she

"I love Wesleyan," said Samuel.
"I love its small setting in a small
community. I love its liberal arts
curriculum and strong academ-
"Wesleyan is a great school in
a great setting with great students
and faculty and staff," she contin-
ued. "I'm really excited."
The mature young lady already
has distinct plans for her future.
"My goal is to major in eco-
nomics and I will then go on to
business school and major in mar-
keting and will one day become a
CEO," said Samuel.
Samuel went through the highly
competitive QuestBridge program,
an online scholarship program
designed specifically for high-
achieving low-income students,

Tradewinds News Photo by Malik Stevens

GHS Senior
Jessica Samuel

she explained.
"Chris Teare brought it to my
attention and he suggested that I
fill out an application," the GHS
senior said. "This was back in Oc-
tober and it was just a week before
the deadline, so it was really hectic
getting all the recommendations
together and everything."
After filling out the application

and composing her essays, Samuel
listed her top eight schools. The
program matches students with
the top school which they are ac-
cepted to, and for Samuel that was
her first choice.
"There were more than 2,000
students who were finalists in the
program and from them, there
were only about 200 of us were
actually accepted to schools of our
choice," said Samuel.
While not surprised that Samuel
won the scholarship, her accom-
plishment is definitely impressive,
Biddle added.
"Jessica has worked very hard
and deserved the scholarship, at the
same time because the competition
is so intense for the QuestBridge,
is was a wonderful surprise," said
After putting in countless hours
of study, Samuel is now seeing the
fruits of her labor.
"Everything I worked so hard
for is paying off," said Samuel.
The St. John Tradewinds joins
GHS staff and Samuel's family
and friends in wishing the young
St. John woman the utmost suc-
cess in all her future endeavors.

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Additional Funds, Donations Needed To Construct Greeter Cart

By Kate Norfleet
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Chapter of the
St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce is pleased to report up-
dates on several projects on which
we have been working.
Don Porter, in charge of the co-
ordination of V.I. Port Authority
(VIPA) and Department of Tour-
ism (DOT) officials to assist late
arriving passengers coming to St.
John with water taxi information,
has done a wonderful job of acting
as liaison.
VIPA, DOT, Dolphin Water
Taxi and Dohm's Water Taxi are
working to establish clear commu-
nication with the airlines, taxis and
guests as to what options are avail-
able for visitors arriving too late
to meet the last scheduled ferry at
A voucher program is in the
works, as well as signage and
handout cards with phone numbers
and contacts, for distribution to the
villas and other locations where
guests and locals can get them.
The goal is to have all in place be-
fore Christmas week, though that
is fast approaching.
Les Anderson is making good
progress on the design and con-
struction of the greeter welcome
cart. The greeters will work out of
the cart to welcome visitors disem-
barking from the ferries and offer a
free rum punch.
Anderson has generously agreed
to create the cart for a nominal
amount with materials being do-
nated by himself and MSI. Kate N
Design and Don and Katie Porter
donated the funds for the custom
wooden wheels which will be
And a fabulous thank you goes
to St. John Small Accommoda-
tions Council for their donation of
$1,500 which has helped get the
chapter past the halfway mark on
the funds we need to complete the
cart. We still need at least $1,000
to meet our commitment and are
asking the business community to
help with whatever donations they
can make.
Any amount will help and the
donation is tax deductible as a
business expense if anyone makes
the check to the St. Thomas/St.
John Chamber of Commerce. Un-
til the cart is finished, the greeters
will have a table to work from. We
expect the program to launch any
day now.
The public hearing which VIPA
scheduled regarding the ferry turn-

stiles did not happen in November
as hoped.
The Coral Bay group ofbusiness
owners is having another meeting
at Shipwreck on Thursday morn-
ing, December 11. The Chamber is
close to confirming a guest speaker


from the Department of Tourism
and will send out an email once the
speaker is confirmed. The meeting
is scheduled to begin at 8:45 a.m.
In this busy holiday season,
everyone is still forging forward
to help guests, residents and busi-



nesses have a successful and posi-
tive experience of St. John. The
next monthly chamber meeting is
Tuesday, December 30, however,
it may not be at St. Ursula's mul-
tipurpose center as usual due to
scheduling conflicts.

Last but not least, another Busi-
ness After Hours is in the planning
stages. Once all is confirmed the
word will be sent out.
For more information email
stjohnchapter@gmail.com or call
Norfleet at 693-9099.


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Public Works employees dug a trench around the basketball court, above, in hopes of
draining the flooded ground before raising the whole area two to three feet.

DPW Drains Flooded Pine Peace Basketball Court

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After hearing numerous com-
plaints from community members
regarding the deplorable condi-
tion at the Pine Peace basket-
ball court, Department of Public
Works officials addressed the area

last week.
Hoping to drain the perpetually
flooded site, a DPW crew dug a
trench in the soil around the court
and even cut a trench through the
asphalt across the street.
Government officials hope the
area will be fully drained by this

Wha's Happ'nin'

week and expect federal grant
funds to be in place soon to raise
the entire court two to three feet.
"That should finally fix the
problems with flooding at the
court permanently," said St. John
Administrator Leona Smith, about
the plan to elevate the area.

by Sis Frank

Basketball Cleaned Up Somewhat

St. John Tradewinds
There was Ira Wade checking on the workmen
- he explained what had to be done to perma-
nently create a run-off area for rain water raise
the level, put in heavy rocks all the things that
should have been done in the beginning when the
government had the necessary funds. But, as usu-
al, private resources were donated to keep the area
cleaned, and eventually, it was neglected again.
Well, as you newcomers are realizing, things
move slowly here could our administrator,
Leona Smith, find an answer for this problem -
vacation is coming up and the kids need this play-
ground and don't forget the adults who play
ball on Saturday mornings.
Leopold's Leave Lovango
Medical reasons have forced Wally and Toni to
move to their house in Vero Beach. What a shame,
after creating that charming home on Lovango.

We've all seen photos in the latest St. John Maga-
zine. Best wishes and better health to you both on
the mainland. We'll miss you very much.
Steve Simon's Annual
Christmas Festival and Parade
Can't believe it's that time again! Great visiting
artists, gifts for the children and, as always, a lot
of fun!
Crackin' deh Nut Is Back
Come to the Art School to see this show. Zoya
Otto stars as the lead with great dancing and mu-
sic. We are proud of our dancers Epiphany The-
ater directs the show with their professional touch.
You'll love the costumes, dance routines and large
beautiful cast.
Decorations at Marketplace
Are the Best Ever
Manager Debbie Marsh added new wonderful
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St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008 7

Local AARP Members Hear from Regional Officials

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
About 60 AARP members from St.
Thomas and St. John chapters packed a
conference room at the Westin Resort and
Villas on Wednesday night, December 3,
to hear from two of the national organiza-
tion's top regional officials.
Southeast Regional Vice President Juli-
anne Cohn and Regional Volunteer Direc-
tor Oscar Covington, along with VI Senior
State Director Denyce Singleton, answered
a variety of questions from members during
the special chapter meeting.
Covington will soon spearhead a recruit-
ment program to replace former VI State
President Dennis Hodge, who was asked to
resign in June after endorsing a government
project without the okay from top AARP
The V.I. state president position is the top
volunteer post in the Virgin Islands. While
AARP officials begin the recruitment pro-
cess to fill the post, St. John chapter mem-
ber Sally Browne is filling in as the interim
As a non-profit 501c(3) organization,
AARP must maintain non-partisanship. Ap-
pointed volunteers and salaried employees
are not allowed to endorse specific projects
unless they are in compliance with national
AARP policies, explained Cohn.

St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Jaime Elliott

AARP Regional Volunteer Director Oscar Covington, right, and
Southeast Regional Vice-president Julianne Cohn, left, greeted St. John
AARP Chapter 4777 members.

"We must be really careful," Cohn said. of their rights, it's a choice all higher of-
"If are doing something partisan, we can ficials in non-profit organizations make,
lose our tax status. It's critical." according to Interim State President Sally
While several AARP chapter members Browne.
from St. Thomas were uncomfortable with "I understand the fear of infringement on
what they perceived to be giving up some your rights, but it's a choice we all make,"

said Browne. "We must be careful when we
become officers in AARP."
The recruitment process will get under-
way soon and eventually an interview team
will meet with the top three candidates for
the state president post, explained Coving-
AARP state presidents work with state
directors and report to regional volunteer
directors. The state directors report to the
regional vice presidents. The structure en-
sures both branches of AARP volunteer
and staff balance each other.
With former businessman Bill Novelli as
CEO of the national organization, balance
is key for the entire organization, explained
"We are a big organization so we do need
management," said Cohn. "The money we
make supports the social good that we do.
But it's a balancing act."
"Honestly, a lot of us who have been
around a long time are concerned that we
don't tip too far," Cohn said.
After answering questions and explain-
ing the intricate structure of the large orga-
nization, Cohn, Covington, and all AARP
members at the meeting enjoyed refresh-
The St. John AARP chapter is hosting
a luncheon for the homeless this Tuesday,
December 9, at Nazareth Lutheran Church.

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American Legion Wraps Up Flag Football,

Looks Ahead to Spring Softball

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Two years after launching its
first league, the American Legion
Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 recent-
ly wrapped up its fifth youth flag
football season.
After a close championship
game on Saturday, November 22,
the Raiders came out on top of the
Rams 26 to 19, to take the 2008 fall
league title.
A total of 48 St. John youth on
four teams enjoyed play this past
season and a crowd of parents and
well-wishers watched a thrilling
championship game, explained
flag football league coordinator
Paul Devine.
"The championship was great,"
Devine said. "We had a great day
with a lot of parents, maybe 50 or
60 people, who came out to watch.
We cooked hot dogs and had sodas
and a church group came down and
sold pastries."
"All the proceeds we raised
$358 went to the American Le-
gion for future sports activities," he
While the organization previ-
ously hosted fall and spring sea-
sons, this year there will be only
one season of football as the local
American Legion group gears up

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Alfredo del Olmo

Members of the Raiders, above, won the 2008 American Legion Flag Football Fall 2008
championship game.

to launch a softball league in the
Open to students from 9 to 14
years old, the youth co-ed slow
pitch softball league should get un-
derway in March or April. To get
things going, Devine is looking for

volunteer coaches and umpires, he
"We're looking for eight coach-
es for the spring softball league
and we'll need umpires too," said
Devine. "We'd love to have some
women come out and get involved

as well as the men."
The island's new youth sport-
ing opportunity would not have
been possible without community
support and parental involvement,
Devine added.
"After five seasons of flag foot-

"We're looking for
eight coaches for
the spring softball
league and we'll need
umpires too. We'd
love to have some
women come out and
get involved as well
as the men."
Paul Devine,
American Legion Football coordinator

ball we've had the opportunity to
move on thanks to donations from
the community and the involve-
ment of parents," he said. "We were
trying to raise money and we had
three people come out and donate
but we were still $800 short. Then
Chelsea Drug Store came through
and pledged a $1,000 donation,
which is great start-up money."
The group can now outfit four
teams of 14 players each. Games
will be at the VI. National Park
ball field on Saturdays and prac-
tices will be hosted once a week.
Anyone interested in volunteering
or registering for the youth slow
pitch softball league should call
Devine at 514-6615.

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St. John Tradewinds
The Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency and the Virgin
Islands Office of Management
and Budget remind government
agencies and certain private non-
profit organizations on St. John
that the deadline to apply for fed-
eral disaster assistance is Decem-
ber 10.
FEMAPublic Assistance funds
can partially reimburse govern-
ment entities and certain non-
profit organizations that provide
a critical government service for
Hurricane Omar expenses. Such
items as debris removal, over-
time costs, repair or replacement
of roads, utilities and repair or
replacement of damaged public
facilities may be eligible.
On October 29, at the request
of Governor John deJongh, Presi-
dent Bush signed a major disaster

declaration for the U.S. Virgin
Islands, triggering FEMA Public
Assistance funding for St. Croix,
St. Thomas and Water Island and
hazard mitigation territory-wide.
Thirty-Day Deadline
Applicants have 30 days from
the date their island was desig-
nated to submit a Request for
Public Assistance (RPA). St John
was added to the disaster declara-
tion on November 11, 2008.
Those government agencies
and qualified non-profit orga-
nizations who wish to apply for
FEMA assistance may call the
V.I. Office of Management and
Budget to file a Request for Pub-
lic Assistance at 340-778-8925.
The V.I. Office of Manage-
ment and Budget (OMB) manag-
es the Public Assistance program
in coordination with VITEMA
and FEMA.

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towering Christmas tree in Frank Powell Park last
week. The park will be the site of the annual Governor's
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"...the people who sang in the choir 100 years
ago are likely related to a lot of people at the
church and in the choir. It's a bit like sharing
our family history."
-Ann Prince Hendricks, treasurer
Emmaus Moravan Church

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John residents are in for a
treat when the combined choirs of
Emmaus and Bethany Moravian
Churches perform a Religious
Favorites concert on Sunday, De-
cember 14, at the historic Emmaus
Moravian Church in Coral Bay.
In addition to holiday and gos-
pel tunes, the chorale concert will
include highlights of choir mem-
bers from throughout the previous
100 years.
This year's Religious Favorites
concert is the second revival of a
tradition started in the 1980s by
Elva Kitson, explained Emmaus
Moravian Church treasurer Ann
Prince Hendricks.
"Mrs. Kitson brought the reli-
gious favorites program here to
the church back in the 1980s and it
was a yearly tradition for about 20
years," said Hendricks. "Last year
was out 225th anniversary at the
church so we brought it back and it
proved so popular that we decided
to bring it back again this year."
Since the Emmaus Moravian
Church was founded in 1783, with
the choir forming sometime after
that, including a historical element
in the production makes perfect

to the very same people who will
be discussed during the Religious
Favorites program, Hendricks ex-
"Being that a lot of the people
who sang in the choir 100 years
ago are likely related to a lot of
people at the church and in the
choir. It's a bit like sharing our
family history," she said.
Led by Lucia Roberts Francis,
the 90-minute program will also
feature guest performers from St.
Thomas and St. John.
The Religious Favorites pro-
gram by the Combined Choirs of
Emmaus and Bethany Moravian
Churches will be Sunday, Decem-
ber 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Emmaus
Moravian Church. A donation of
$7 will be requested at the door.
For more information call Hen-
dricks at 774-0371.

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"Although we can't really say
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St. John Tradewinds
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plane flying over St. John recently
witnessed the Caribbean's new age
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Flying an aircam, Wizard Aerial
Photography takes full advantage of
an aircraft which was designed spe-
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photographers to be able to capture
high-quality images in tight spaces
and without breaking the bank.
The twin-engine open cockpit

plane affords the maneuverability
of a helicopter without burning jet
fuel, explained Wizard Aerial's co-
pilot Hugh Cummings.
"The aircams are really cool be-
cause we can fly really low and re-
ally slow safely," said Cummings.
"It was designed to go in and out
of jungle canopies so it is extremely
maneuverable. It flies really well in
high wind and it runs on car gas as
opposed to jet fuel, so the costs are
much lower."
While the Wizard Aerial air-
cam is working on a confidential

research project, the company is
available for private photography
use, Cummings added.
"It's ideal for land surveys,
home photography, research, really
anything you need a helicopter for,
we can do," he said.
But Wizard Aerial can do a chop-
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Cummings explained.
"Usually helicopter photography
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photographs," he said. "We can do
the images for $500."
And mum is the word at the

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Freshness Will Be Focus at La Plancha del Mar

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Southern Spanish and French
diets of fresh seafood lightly seared
on a sizzling hot iron grill was the
inspiration for the name and the
menu of the island's newest restau-
The brainchild of partners Jason
Howard, Mike Prout and Johna-
thon Fitts, La Plancha del Mar will
open hopefully this month -
on the second floor of The Market-
place, in the former China Shack
A graduate of the Pennsylvania
Culinary Institute, Prout has 15
years of cooking under his belt and
previously manned the kichen at
the popular St. Thomas eatery Ha-
vana Blue.
After a trip to Southern France,
Prout fell in love with the health-
ful and simple fare enjoyed there,
predicated on the best nature has to
Prout is drawing upon that ex-
perience as well as both his Italian
culinary background and fine din-
ning expertise to create a small,
ingredient-driven menu for La
Plancha del Mar.
"We're going to have a small
set menu with a lot of fresh, local
seafood as specials," said Prout. "I
worked in fine dining in Italian and
French restaurants so I have that
background. And I really like the
entire lifestyle of southern France
and southern Spain just their
whole approach to food."
The three partners worked to-
gether across Pillsbury Sound in St.
Thomas before opening a high-end

Mike Prout, at left, and Jason Howard, at right, are renovating the old China Shack space
as they prepare to open their new restaurant, La Plancha del Mar, in The Marketplace.

restuarnt deep in the backwoods
of Vieques. While the venture en-
joyed a remarkable reception from
the public, issues with the landlord
led the men to leave their remote
After another landlord dispute,
the trio traveled to St. John almost
on a whim, explained Howard.
"We were looking at another op-
tion in Vieques and we were ready
to sign the paperwork when legal
issues came up," Howard said.
"We came to St. John kind of out of
the blue. We called Holiday Homes
to see if there were any restaurants
around and found this space."
The trio immediately warmed up

to the atmosphere and professional
management at The Marketplace,
Howard added.
"We really like The Market-
place," he said. "Everyone is really
friendly and it just has a great feel.
Everyone has been amazing."
While Fitts is expected on is-
land this week, Howard and Prout
have been busy renovating the
former China Shack space. The
bright pink walls will soon take on
a relxing light yellow hue, but the
first order of business was creating
more space.
"We got rid of the huge wok that
took up most of the room so we
could make an actual dining room

instead," Howard said. "We'll have
almost three times more seating
than the space had before. There
will be about 30 seats inside and
the bar is smaller, but there will
still be 10 seats at the bar."
With plans for that bar includ-
ing black sand and sea urchins, bar
stools are sure to be some of the
hottest seats on island.
"I have 360 pounds of apoxy
coming down to make the bar
from," said Howard. "It will be
clear plastic with black sand and
sea urchin shells inside glowing
from below."
As important as what the bar
looks like will be what is poured at

"The menu will
really be based on
what's at hand. The
best part of being a
chef is to take what's
there and turn it
into something that
will blow people's
Chef Mike Prout
La Plancha del Mar

the bar and Howard has great ideas
for that too.
"I love the whole wine aspect of
the dining experience," he said. "I
want to a have really good, but af-
fordable wine menu. It will proba-
bly be small and we'll rotate what's
The same approach of a few
excellent offerings will be taken
with the food, Prout added.
"The menu will really be based
on what's at hand," said Prout.
"The best part of being a chef is to
take what's there and turn it into
something that will blow people's
La Plancha del Mar should be
open by Christmas, or New Year's
Eve at the latest. The restaurant will
be open for lunch Monday through
Friday and dinner Monday through
Keep an eye out on the second
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Caneel Bay Hosting Two Female Tennis Pros

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John tennis aficionados will have the chance
this week to learn from two top female players, as
Caneel Bay Resort welcomes Liga Dekmeijere and
Story Tweedie-Yates.
Dekmeijere the number one player from Latvia
- is ranked among the top 100 players in the world
and Tweedie-Yates is one of the world's top 250 ten-
nis players.
Both women arrive on St. John on Monday, De-
cember 8, and, in addition to taking part in a series of
exhibitions and clinics, will be available for private
lessons all week, explained Caneel Bay's tennis di-
rector Patrick Alle.
The tennis pros will host a doubles clinic on Thurs-
day morning, December 11, at 8 a.m. and will take
part in the resort's popular round robin tournament
that afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m.
Alle and his tennis student Antilles School senior
Brian Oldfield will square off across the net from
Dekmeijere and Tweedie-Yates during a doubles ex-
hibition on Saturday afternoon, December 13, at 3:30
While there are fees for the clinic and private les-
sons, the round robin and exhibition matches are
Caneel Bay's American Open style courts will also
be a premier workout destination this week as Cardio
Tennis USA hosts two high-energy sessions at 9 a.m.

on Wednesday morning, December 10, and Friday
morning, December 12.
"Cardio Tennis USA is an initiative which the U.S.
Tennis Association launched to bring anyone ten-
nis players and non-tennis players out to the court
for a one hour workout," said Alle. "We have experi-
enced players and beginners on the court at the same
time and it's an equal workout. It has brought a lot of
people to tennis for the first time and brought a lot of
people back to the sport."
While the workout does take place on a court, one
doesn't have to be a tennis player to reap the benefits
of the exercise, Alle explained.
"Yes you're on a tennis court and yes you will
have a racquet in your hand, but anyone canjoin in,"
he said. "There is music and it's a fun, high-energy
This week's visiting pros mark the second tennis
event at Caneel this season. David Graham for-
merly ranked among the top 10 doubles players in
the world and Thomas Blake, who played with his
famous brother James at Harvard and on the pro tour,
hosted clinics and took part in the resort's round robin
tournament last month.
And this is just a taste of what's to come Alle
has a lot more exciting events planned for the resort's
tennis department this season.
To sign up for the lessons, exhibitions, round rob-
ins, clinics or cardio workouts, call the Caneel Bay
Resort tennis pro shop at 776-6111, extension 7234.

Food Stamp Reimbursement Due To Loss of Power

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Human Services has received
approval from the federal government for the reim-
bursement of food stamps due to the loss of electrical
power in the St. Thomas/St. John district recently.
DHS applied to the Supplemental Nutrition Assis-
tance Program (SNAP), for authorization to reimburse
food stamp program participants who suffered food
spoilage and loss during the extended power outages,
according to Assistant Human Services Commission-
er Kimberly Gomez.

"Human Services has received approval of reim-
bursement at 30 percent which comes to approxi-
mately $249,300 in additional federal assistance for
the Virgin Islands," said Gomez.
All recipients of SNAP will receive replacement of
up to 30 percent of their benefits issued for the month
of November. The replacement benefits will be used
to cover food loss suffered during the power outages.
The replacement will affect only SNAP recipients of
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Gas Falls Below $3 on St. John

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs released its lat-
est territory-wide fuel price survey completed by the department's Con-
sumer Protection Division on November 28.
The survey reflected a significant reduction in the retail price of gaso-
line in the territory, most noticeably in the St. Thomas/St. John district.
In the wake of HOVENSA's latest rack rate reduction, went into ef-
fect December 5, consumers throughout territory should expect further
reductions in the retail price of gasoline in the coming weeks.
"DLCA is pleased to see many independent stations beginning to pass
on energy savings to VI. residents and can we expect they will maintain
the practice as oil prices continue to fall," said DLCA Commissioner
Kenrick Robertson.
During the course of this survey the HOVENSA rack was set at $1.58
per gallon of regular gasoline, $1.74 per gallon of premium gasoline, and
$2.42 per gallon of diesel fuel. The rack rate, which includes a $.07 fuel
tax, is the rate that HOVENSA sells fuel products to independent gas sta-
tion operators on St. Croix and wholesalers on St. Thomas and St. John.
St. John
E&C $3.080 2.860 3.870
Domino Oil $3.159 3.069 3.379

Applications Available for America's

Best High School Chef Competition

St. John Tradewinds
America's Best High School
Chef, a national culinary com-
petition for college-bound high
school students with a flair for
the culinary arts, has an open ap-
plication period through Friday,
January 30, 2009.
Talented, aspiring chefs will
vie for high marks and impress
celebrity judges, including the
Food Network's Marc Sum-
mers, for the soon-to-be-coveted
America's Best High School
Chef title.
The competition will be inau-
gurated the weekend of Friday,
April 17, through Sunday, April
19, at Monroe College in New
Rochelle, New York.
America's Best High School
Chef is a three-day culinary
competition, with an emphasis
on promoting teamwork and
acknowledging skill and leader-
ship, for high school seniors who
have a strong desire to pursue the
culinary arts at a college level.
A maximum of 16 teams will
be selected to participate in the
competition and experience the
award-winning Culinary Arts
center at Monroe College's
School of Hospitality Manage-
ment and the Culinary Arts. The

top-rated member on the win-
ning team will be acknowledged
as America's Best High School
Eligibility Requirements
A team of four high school
seniors nominated and coached
by their high school culinary
instructor or designee from the
high school;
Each student must be a
high school senior who has an
interest in a college level culi-
nary program;
Each student must have
successfully completed at least
one cooking or culinary class at
the high school level;
Each team member must be
in very good standing, academi-
cally, and within the community
through the current school year.
Top Awards: America's
Best High School Chef
Full college academic
scholarship to Monroe College's
School of Hospitality Manage-
ment and the Culinary Arts and
admission to the study abroad
program in Italy for 15 weeks, a
total value of $35,000.
$2,500 scholarship if the
student plans to attend another
college or university;
Recognition and publicity

campaign along with the oppor-
tunity to meet New York City's
leading chefs and restaurateurs;
A guaranteed one-week in-
ternship at a leading restaurant.
America's Best High
School Chef Team
$7,500 scholarship to each
team member towards Monroe
College tuition
$1,500 scholarship to each
team member who plans to at-
tend another college or univer-
$2,000 donation to the high
school for the enhancement of its
culinary program; and
Recognition and public-
ity campaign for the high school
and winning team.
The application package must
be postmarked no later than Fri-
day, January 30, 2009 and sent
to: America's Best High School
Chef, Tanya Whaley, Office of
Admissions, Monroe College,
2501 Jerome Avenue, Bronx,
NY 10468.
Fore more information check
out the website www.ABH-
SChef.com or contact Whaley
at (718) 933-6700 ext. 8771 or
(914) 740-6613, or by email to
twhaley monroecollege.edu.

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Artist Karen Mandelbaum showcased her three-
dimensional stained-glass art and watercolor
paintings at an art opening at the Artists' Association
of St. John on Friday, December 5.

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WAPA St. John
Electric Bills Delayed
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Water and
Power Authority is advising its St.
John electric customers that, due
to technical difficulties, November
bills were not issued for customers
on cycles 71 and 72.
In order to avoid an extended
billing period with higher than
usual consumption, the Authority
has estimated bills for St. John cus-
tomers for the September through
October service period, based on
an average of the previous three
months' consumption. Bills have
been estimated for approximately
30 days of consumption
In December, WAPA will send
out regular bills for the service pe-
riod October to November based
on actual readings. This will bal-
ance out the estimated bills. Meter
readers are in the process of read-
ing meters on St. John this week.
WAPA regrets any inconve-
nience this may cause to its cus-

Rising Stars Steel Orchestra To Perform at Reichold Dec. 14

St. John Tradewinds
The Superior Court announces the Rising Stars
Youth Steel Orchestra will present their annual
Christmas concert, Sounds of Christmas Joy, at
7 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, at the Reichold
Center for the Arts.
The year's musical selections have been ar-
ranged by our Rising Stars instructors and arrang-
ers. In addition to performing a variety of musical

selections including classical, contemporary, ca-
lypso, and traditional Christmas songs, the Rising
Stars will also feature several guest performers.
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, the Ulla
Muller Panatics Steel Band will perform, as well
as vocalists Eugenia Chapman, Detra Davis, Lor-
na Freeman and Jamal Williams.
For more information call 774-6680, extension

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Commissioner of Health, Vivian I. Ebbesen Fludd, is advising the public that CDC has
designated December 8, 2008-December 14, 2008, as National Influenza Vaccination
Week with an emphasis on vaccinating healthcare workers and senior citizens.
Additionally, CDC has designated Tuesday, December 9, 2008 as Children's Influenza
Vaccination Day, with a focus on vaccinating high-risk children.

This week the Department of Health would like to inform Virgin Islanders that its
not too late to get the flu shot in December and throughout spring.

Each year, over 20,000 children under the age of 5 years of age are hospitalized as a
result of the flu. Children Influenza Vaccination Day will help raise awareness about
the value of vaccinating children-especially high-risk children-and their close contacts
(i.e. parents, other family members, and caretakers).

The following children are at increased risk for severe complications from the flu:

All children ages 6 months-to under 5 years of age
Children and adolescents ages 6 months-18 years who are receiving
long-term aspirin therapy;
Children who have chronic lung (including asthma), heart, kidney, liver,
or blood disorders and also other chronic illnesses such as diabetes and
sickle cell;
Children who have HIV or weakened immune systems
Children who have any condition such as spinal cord injuries, seizure
disorders, or other neuromuscular disorders.

To protect children less than 6 months of age who cannot receive the flu vaccine, it is
recommended that their close contacts (i.e. parents, other family members, and caretak-
ers) get the flu shot.
Through education and advocacy, the VI Department of Health Immunization Program
hopes to improve the rates of annual influenza vaccinations and help reduce the number
of illnesses and deaths caused by the flu each year.

In addition to the flu shot, stop the spread of flu germs in our community by:

1. Covering your cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
2. Frequently (especially after coughing or sneezing) wash hands with soap
and warm water for 20 seconds or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner.
3. Stay home if you have the flu.

Protect yourself, your loved ones and your community this season.

Catch the Holiday Spirit, not the flu.

16 St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008

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Phone: (340) 776-6597
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Departs St. John West End, Tortola

8:30 a.m. 7 days a week 9:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 7 days a week 12: 15 a.m.
3:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and Sat. 4:15 p.m.
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5:00 p.m. Friday Only (no 3:30 on Fri.) 5:30 p.m.

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Departs Departs Departs
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Proof of Citizenship is required. Acceptable IDs are current
Passports. Check-in time is a half an hour before departure.

I respond to the 24 November Tradewinds letter
from a man who gives himself the title of "Pest Con-
trol Operator" (PCO). In simple words, he makes his
living poisoning animals. He claims expertise in the
task of distributing poison, and supports his expertise
by citing an untitled book and an unnamed authority.
As PCO states, the National Park Service uses anti-
coagulant bait PCO-speak for the word poison -
on park acreage in St. John. The park rangers identify
"pests" and "non-native species" which are usually
designated to die by poisoning.
In the recent past this category included rats, cats,
pigs, goats, donkeys, mongooses. One wonders which
animals might have constituted "native" species.
Despite PCO's assertion, "non-target" animals do
come in contact with the baits (read poison). Target
and non-target animals all suffer agonizing deaths by
poison. During the aforementioned carnage, a poi-
soned young cat, little more than a kitten, was brought
from a park beach to my husband to try to save. She
had accessed one of the park mongoose baits.
A sweet little creature, she came into our home

As a St. John resident for over nine years, I am
aware of some of our shortcomings. However, credit
should be given where and when it is due.
To that, I commend the professionalism of the
VIPD in very accurately compiling a police report on
a stolen dinghy T/TAquarius II owned by a recently
arrived client of Proper Yachts, a company I repre-
VIPD Officer Mayers' police report of the incident
could not have been more accurate and clear about
the incident.

What has the church to say to a world where the
hungry can only hope for manna from heaven? What
can the church say to those in the Gulf, those in Haiti
and in Cuba, devastated by hurricanes? What can the
church do for neighbors unable to afford fuel? What
can the church say to a nation holding its breath lest
we awake to an economic depression?
Some years ago someone wrote the parable:
In the mountains of Switzerland, in the Middle
Ages, the mayor of a village goes away on a journey
to a far country. He leaves the village in the hands
of his three sons. The oldest is the village shepherd,
the second the village forester and the youngest, the
village dancer.
When the father returns in the spring he sees that
all the trees in the valley have been cut down and
there are no sheep grazing on the mountain pastures.
He enters the village to find it abandoned by every
living soul exceptfor his three sons. They explain that
it was a terrible winter

where she desperately consumed bowl after bowl full
of water in nature's effort to dilute the poison in her
system. But she was too small to overcome the poi-
son. My husband helplessly watched her struggle to
live, hour after hour. She died under our sofa early the
next morning.
So much for Mr. Pest Control Operator's denial of
a long agonizing death by anti-coagulant poison.
In sum, Mr. Pest Control Operator is not an unbi-
ased observer. He writes to protect the gruesome trade
he's chosen.
The bottom line is that there is altogether too much
poison being scattered about our island. Both profes-
sional poisoners and uninformed users are broadcast-
ing it hither and yon: in the 125 yards that PCO ser-
vices, in the National Park, downtown in Cruz Bay,
up on the hills. Those of us who love this island must
work to reduce this wanton use of poison.
Instead of scattering deadly poisons, rangers and
private citizens need to learn the use of sterilizing
compounds on targeted island animals.
Sincerely yours,
Elaine Campbell, Ph.D.

His report has been forwarded to DPNR along with
their completed stolen/missing vessel report. Hope-
fully, the two agencies, perhaps with the help of the
BVI, if the vessel has gone there, where they have
worked jointly in the past with both, will recover the
craft and the perpetrator(s) will be apprehended.
Regardless of that particular outcome, we should at
least register my personal observation of an outstand-
ing job the VIPD and Officer Mayers did in filing the
police report on the incident.
John Levering
Representative of Proper Yachts, Inc.

His oldest son says, 'I'm sorry father, but the peo-
ple were starving and I had to slaughter all the sheep
to feed them. 'And his father said, 'Son, you did the
right thing.'
The second son says, 'I'm sorryfather but the peo-
ple were freezing, and I had to cut down the forest to
keep them warm. 'And his father says, 'Son, you did
the right thing.'
The youngest says, 'Father, the sadness was too
great for dancing, so I did not dance. 'And his father
says, 'Did you not understand that it takes more than
food and warmth to sustain a community? It takes
spirit. Ifyou had led them in dancing, the community
could have survived.'
Whatever hard times lie ahead, let us be ready to
sacrifice to feed the hungry and to warm every hearth.
Yet let's remember, food and warmth are essential,
but they are not enough. The church has, above all,
been entrusted with sustaining the spirit of the com-
munity. Let us lead them in dance.
Reverend Rachel Kurt

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Poison Does Hurt Non-target Animals

Writer Commends VIPD for Professionalism

Let Us Dance

SEND LETTERS TO: editor@tradewinds.vi

St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008 17

Ferry security is against common sense, it is only
an inconvenience to the public.
We have lockable gates against terrorists at the
ferry. Passengers have to wait in a line before the gate
is opened and thereafter, their ticket and luggage paid
tag is controlled.
There is of course nothing like searches for con-
cealed weapons or luggage X-ray or explosive-sniff-
ing dogs. This means that a terrorist can come to the
ferry with a concealed weapon or luggage full of ni-
troglycerin. As long as he pays for himself and his
bag, nothing else is checked.

Currently, in the state of Pennsylvania govern-
ment officials and developers are being criminally
prosecuted under federal racketeering statutes, which
surely apply in the USVI, for selling real estate at ar-

Energy is an engineering question, not a political
question. Frequent blackouts, partial or complete,
are troublesome and everybody feels that something
drastic should be done to improve our production and
distribution of electricity.
Many people, including the government, are en-
thusiastic about renewable energy, mainly solar and
wind. Of course it is a nice dream of everybody's in-
cluding myself free energy from natural sources.
Now, there the question of expenses of these proj-
ects. It looks like, having plenty of sunshine, we are
predestined to produce our electricity from the sun,
maybe also some wind power. There are of course ter-
rible obstacles to produce electricity this way solar
energy is dispersed and it needs a lot of space which
we do not have if we do not use all our roofs for this
One has to have in mind also that solar and wind
power is not available most of the time and therefore,
the electricity produced in the good hours has to be
stored for use at night or at windless hours. Since
electricity cannot be stored as such, it has to be con-
verted for storage to some other form of energy like
pumping up the water or creating pressure energy.
This at least doubles the original expense and cre-
ates losses conversion of electric power to me-
chanical power and back to electricity means great
losses of energy with each conversion. Storage of
electric energy in a row of batteries is too expensive
and is good for hobbyists, not for industry.
It is a question of engineering which type of pro-
duction of electricity is most economical. Solar power
is certainly good for heating up water and our govern-

The lockable gate just adds a job for the guy with a
key and the ticket must be adjusted up to pay for this,
otherwise it is totally useless. If you really want to
do something against terrorists, access to the captain
should be blocked and he should get a gun, the same
way airplanes are protected.
The current "security" is good only for inconve-
nience and extra expense for the passengers who can-
not be accompanied by anybody to help them with
their luggage.
Z. Hruza
St. John

tificially inflated prices, based on assessments well
above actual market values.
Just something to think about...
Sadly, Coral Bay landowner
Name witheld upon request

ment gives you a credit if you put this equipment on
your roof. A good sized water cistern saves a lot of
energy by using free water instead purchasing it.
There is tremendous progress in construction of
nuclear electric plants. About 85 percent of electricity
in France is supplied by nuclear power. They have
never had any nuclear accident nuclear power is
one of the safest.
In one of the articles published in this paper I
learned that a new plant producing electricity costs
about $300 million. Compare this with the cost of a
small nuclear plant which is about $25 million and
you have to get new fuel only after 10 years.
There are reports that a small nuclear electric plant
canbe a size of abus, is sealed and works for 10 years
without maintenance. You can have 12 plants like
that for the price of one regular electric plant based
on heat, with additional costs of fuel for the thermal
plant. Our islands would need several small nuclear
plants which could be put on uninhabited islands to
double the safety.
We should produce more electricity than what we
do now because we need some spare capacity. Our
further needs for electricity will rise and perhaps in
the not too distant future we will be also able to use
our spare electricity for transportation instead of gas-
It is a question of engineering how we should pro-
duce electricity, leave the politics out and do what is
most economical according to calculations by profes-
Z. Hruza
St. John

Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2

MaLinda Nelson

Jaime Elliott

Andrea Milam, Susan Mann,
Mauri Elbel

Sis Frank, Bonny Corbeil, Katie Tarta,
Eliza Magro, Malik Stevens, Chuck
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Devine, Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik,
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Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 16
Under Investigation: 16
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 61
Under Investigation: 61
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 60
Under Investigation: 60
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Security at Ferry Dock Is Senseless

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Something To Think About

Take Politics Out of Energy Production


The Community Newspaper Since 1972

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

18 St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008

GHS Marine Biology Students Kayak To Henley Cay
St. John Tradewinds
Students in Kristin Bennett's
marine biology class at Gifft Hill
School went out on a sea kayak
trip last month with Arawak Expe-
After learning how to paddle,
the group headed out to Henley
Cay where they conducted another
snorkeling fish survey for REEF
organization and discussed the
principles of "Leave No Trace" in
regards to visiting a VI. National
Park island.

STJ Montessori School Hosting

Fundraiser, Installing Playground

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Montessori School is hosting a fundraiser at Skinny
Legs on Saturday afternoon, December 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. The
BBQ pit benefit will also feature live music. Come out and support
Coral Bay's new non-profit pre-school.
The school is also installing its new playground on Sunday, De-
cember 14, at its John's Folly Learning Institute location. Mothers
will be painting a mural while fathers will pitch in with the equip-
ment installation. The community is invited to join in the work and
fun. Meet at the school at 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 14.

VI Tourism Association

To Focus on Marketing

St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands Tourism Associa-
tion is currently seeking executive
and general board members. The
newly-funded tourism association
has been established with grant
funds for the purpose of marketing
the Virgin Islands to prospective
visitors to the territory.
The group's focus is to utilize
marketing strategies which include
Virgin Islanders, Virgin Islands
residents and business owners and
previous visitors to the Virgin Is-
lands as paid ambassadors. Instead
of paying travel writers and treat-
ing them to an all-expenses-paid
trip to the territory we will pay
USVI residents to make media ap-
pearances when they travel.
If there is chef who is a travel-
ing, the association will coordinate
media appearances for the ambas-
sador chef and pay him or her for
their time. This strategy alone will

save tens of thousands of dollars
and will benefit the population at
large. Tourism is a two-way street,
the people of the Virgin Islands
should benefit and contribute for
making the USVI a favored des-
tination, according the tourism
The Virgin Islands Tourism As-
sociation will donate the funds
generated from Google Ads on
the tourism association's website
worlddome.com to USVI public
schools for athletic competitions.
Additional revenue generated
from the website will be used to
fund a territory-wide beautifica-
tion programs that includes paint
donations for property owners
who require financial assistance to
maintain their property.
For more information contact
Nancy Holloway-Prince at 777-
8190 or 805-813-9099 or visist

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St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Louise Wearmouth

Showing off their Thanksgiving-themed prizes, Kevin Chipman, Adam Thill and Jeremy
Zuber, above left, were the top male finishers. Ziya Neema, Tamaris Dortch and Mary
Vargo, above right, finished ahead of the other women racers.

Turkey Day 5K Was Big Success

St. John Tradewinds
Fifty eager participants, locals and visitors alike,
showed up bright and early on Thanksgiving morn-
ing, Thursday, Novmeber 27, to pour out some sweat
and bank some calories for that second piece of pie.
Not to be outdone by the adults, eight kids also par-
ticipated and posted some of the fastest times. This
year's course drew a few groans as it was announced
that the course would travel up and over the "hill" on
it's way to Big Maho, thus making the course slightly

longer than 5K.
But of course, everyone rose to the challenge and
completed the course in fine form. Tasty Thanksgiv-
ing dinner themed prizes were awarded to the top fin-
ishers, some of which were consumed right there at
the finish line and never made it to the dinner table.
The St. John Landsharks would like to thank Baked
In The Sun for its generous donation of two fabulous
pies, St. John Rescue, the volunteers, and all the par-
ticipants as well for making the event a success.


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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.

Leaves Cruz Bay
7:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
3:45 p.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

Leaves Charlotte Amalie
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.

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St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008 21

Governor Proposes Issuance of Gross

Receipts Tax Bonds to Fund Projects

St. John Tradewinds
Gov. John deJongh submitted proposed legislation
to the 27th Legislature that seeks to authorize the is-
suance of $400,000,000 in Gross Receipts Tax bonds
to fund a range of capital projects in both districts.
In correspondence to Senate President Usie Rich-
ards, deJongh wrote that the territory is facing a criti-
cal time.
"The turmoil that has gripped the worldwide finan-
cial markets, and the looming economic recession,
are just now beginning to be felt across the territory,"
said deJongh. "Over the coming months, we antici-
pate that the recession in the U.S. will negatively im-
pact tourism activity, slow real estate development
and sales, and adversely affect our construction in-
dustry and its participants."
"This slowdown will put pressure on local em-
ployment, and family incomes, as well as on govern-
mental revenues," the governor said.
In this economic climate, it is essential that gov-
ernment steps up and fills a critical void with strategi-
cally planned and implemented initiatives, deJongh
"Our goal is to move our capital investment pro-
gram forward aggressively," he said. "At a time when
private sector investment will be slowing, this pro-
gram will support small business activity, continued
employment and the flow through of resources to
government coffers, by investing in infrastructure

projects that are critical to our long-term economic
future, to creating economic opportunity for all Vir-
gin Islanders, and to improving the quality of life of
our citizens."
In addition, the Governor pointed out that push-
ing forward investment activity in a time of slowing
private sector construction will allow the governemnt
to take advantage of lower construction costs as less
competition is faced for construction dollars.
DeJongh explained to lawmakers that this legisla-
tion has been developed in conjunction with a three-
part planning effort for building the future.
"The first planning effort was the development
of the six-year, $655 million Capital Improvement
Program that addresses the critical infrastructure and
capital investment needs of our community," he said.
"This legislation funds more than 50 percent of those
projects, with the balance to come largely from fed-
eral funding and existing resources."
"The second planning effort is the ten-year fi-
nancial planning model that we have developed that
allows us to project the cost of this capital funding
initiative and to demonstrate the long-term afford-
ability of the bonds to be issued," said the governor.
"Finally, we are in the final stages of completing the
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
that will guide our economic development efforts
into the next decade."
Continued on Page 23

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 28 4:50 p.m. A citizen p/r that 3:40 p.m. An employee at
5:30 p.m. An Estate Caro- a male assaulted her in the area Caravan Auto Parts c/request-
lina resident p/r that someone of the Cruz Bay dock. Simple ing assistance. Police assis-
stole his vehicle in the area of assault. tance.
Island Blues. Unauthorized use Monday, December 1 4:25 p.m. An Estate Gift
of a vehicle. 7:05 a.m. EMT c/requesting Hill resident p/r that someone
Saturday, November 29 police assistance with a female broke into his home. Burglary
12:28 p.m. A citizen c/r she who delivered a baby. D.O.A. in the third.
was involved in an auto acci- Tuesday, December 2 Thursday, December 4
dent in the area of Ditlef. Auto 8:45 a.m. An employee at 6:45 p.m. A citizen r/ he
accident. Inspection Lane c/r a break-in was verbally threatened by an-
No time given Badge #137 at said establishment. Burglary. other male in the area of Pine
p/at Jurgen Command with one 2:15 p.m. An employee at Peace Mini Mart. Disturbance
Pholito Reyes Carpio of Estate Inspection Lane c/requesting of the peace, threats.
Contant H-l who was placed police assistance in removing a 7:40 p.m. An Estate Grun-
under arrest and charged with Caucasian male who is creating wald resident c/r that someone
assault in the third, a disturbance at said establish- was trying to knock down her
7:00 p.m. An Estate Con- ment. door.
tant resident c/r that she was 4:10 p.m. An Estate Gift Friday, December 5
threatened by her father and he Hill resident p/r that a female 8:50 a.m. A citizen c/r a
also assaulted her boyfriend, motorist struck her vehicle in female was injured in the area
Assault in the third, the rear. Auto accident. of Kilroy's Laundromat in Cruz
Sunday, November 30 Wednesday, December 3 Bay. Accidental injury.

Community Calendar

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

Tuesday, December 9
The island's youngest citizens will gather in the Frank Powell
Park on Tuesday morning, December 9, to receive gifts from Santa
Claus during the annual Governor's Christmas party.
Tuesday, December 9
St. John AARP Chapter 4111 members will provide a holiday
luncheon for the homeless at the Nazareth Lutheran Church hall in
Cruz Bay on Tuesday, December 9, at 11:30 p.m.
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.
Wednesday, December 10
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Virgin Is-
lands Office of Management and Budget remind government agen-
cies and certain private non-profit organizations on St. John that
the deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance is December
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.
Saturday, December 13
The St. John Montessori School is hosting a fundraiser at Skin-
ny Legs on Saturday afternoon, December 13, from 2 to 6 p.m. The
BBQ pit benefit will also feature live music. Come out and support
Coral Bay's new non-profit pre-school.
Sunday, December 14
The combined choirs of Emmaus and Bethany Moravian Church-
es perform a Religious Favorites concert on Sunday, December 14,
at the historic Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral Bay.
Sunday, December 14
The St. John Montessori School is installing its new playground
on Sunday, December 14, at 9 a.m., at its John's Folly Learning
Institute location. Mothers will be painting a mural while fathers
will pitch in with the equipment installation. The community is
invited to join.
Sunday, December 14
The Superior Court announces the Rising Stars Youth Steel Or-
chestra will present their Annual Christmas Concert, Sounds of
Christmas Joy, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, at the Reichold
Center for the Arts.
Thursday, December 18
The Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission will host its annual vet-
eran medallion auction on St. John at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Decem-
ber 18 at Boulon Center.

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.

22 St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008


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-
perately in need of dog
walkers in the mornings
and in the evenings. If
interested come on over
or call 774-1625 and
talk to shelter manager
Connie Joeseph. "Please
help us care."

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Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

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boulon center


$79 Single Vision
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There when you need it.
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Professional and experi-
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Scenic Properties
Cruz Bay Apartments:
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w/d $800.00
One bedroom $1150
Two bedrooms/pool w/d
Coral Bay House:
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2 BD/2 BA one of the
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Outstanding attention to
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Gift Hill house, furnished,
cable, wifi, w/d. Upstairs
2 bd/1 ba, $2500. Main
level 2 master bedrooms,
$3200 + electric.

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

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

Long term lease
3 Bed/3 Bath island
home, situated atop
Bordeaux Mtn.
Available January 1.
$2,500 + utilities.
Call 732-222-0676
for appt. to view; email:
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Office Space with
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From 181 to 980 sq. ft.


Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
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Sizes to 10' x 12',
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445

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

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

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Brand New Office
& Retail Space
Excellent Location right
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spaces remaining for office,
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Ample Parking, Generator,
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St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008 23

Governor Proposes Issuance of Gross

Receipts Tax Bonds to Fund Projects

Continued from Page 23
DeJongh urged members of the 27th
Legislature to make every effort to consider
the proposed bill in an expeditious manner.
"The global capital markets are in a pe-
riod of turmoil, and the municipal bond
market has been in a state of flux since
early September," he said. "Over the past
two months, the issuance of long-term mu-
nicipal bonds has been frozen for all but
the highest rated governments, and overall
bond issuance has declined by 75 percent
or more on a weekly basis. Nonetheless, it
is our objective to be prepared to raise our
needed capital as the earliest opportunity
that we have market access at reasonable
Specifically, the legislation provides for
$103.2 million of investments in schools;
$60.9 million for investments in the revi-
talization of downtown communities and
other economic development and govern-
mental needs; $100 million to meet the
investment needs in solid waste and waste-
water systems to bring them into compli-
ance with federal mandates; $25.5 million
for improvements to and upgrading of local
roads; and funding for many other critical
needs of our community.
These projects, as funded and undertak-
en, will supplement the approximately $100
million now in process by the central gov-
ernment, and will continue to ensure busi-
ness activity within the local economy.
The deJongh legislation proposes:
$103.2 million in education projects at
21 public schools, funding for the construc-
tion of two new schools, and establishing an
infrastructure fund to address critical core
needs at all the schools;
$11.8 million to emergency management
projects to improve the ability to manage
and respond to disaster activities and in-
stallation of a state-of-the-art E911 com-
munication infrastructure to improve the
capabilities of our emergency management
personnel in responding to community calls
for assistance;
$28.0 million in law enforcement proj-

ects allocated to building improvements at
the Bureau of Corrections, at various police
facilities and acquisition of vessels to assist
in patrolling our open waters;
$60.9 million in general government
projects to allow for the centralization of
the Office of the Lieutenant Governor's St.
Croix offices, and to fund tourism and ag-
riculture projects, renovation of our down-
town and historic properties as a means to
spur private sector investment;
$100.0 million in waste management
projects, in the areas of solid waste and
wastewater to improve key infrastructure
projects and to address consent decree
items mandated by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Administration, with an end goal
of improving our quality of life;
$25.5 million in transportation projects,
inclusive of road improvements, flood con-
trol and mitigation projects and investing in
our mass-transit system; and;
$11.5 million in recreation projects to
complete land acquisition associated with
critical projects including beach acquisi-
DeJongh added the territory's voice to the
recommendation that the U.S. Department
of Treasury expand its activities to include
the purchase and support for municipalities
in order to ensure affordable access to credit
market, however, "we do not expect this to
be included as part of any stimulus package
the Congress will undertake immediately,"
he said.
"Instead, we expect that any second
stimulus bill will address unemployment
insurance, food stamp issuance and counter-
cyclical grants," said the governor. "There-
fore, we must move immediately to imple-
ment the aggressive public works program
that will be authorized by this legislation to
support our economy, our communities and
our citizens through these tough economic
These projects will be implemented over
a number of years deJongh said and will as-
sure that the legacy of leadership and of this
legislature will endure for years to come.

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In observance of the Christmas Holiday

St. John Tradewinds
will not be publishing on Monday, December 29th

(Tradewinds news office will be closed to the public from Dec. 20-28)

All New Year's Eve Advertising

is due on Thursday, December 18th

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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coral Bay Design Buidl

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

Most Convenient Bank in the V.I.
Cruz Bay Branch, 340-776-6881

#1 Mortgage Lender in the VI
The Marketplace (340) 776-6552

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
info realestateonstjohn.com
Located at Wharfside Landing

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

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

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All digital high speed internet access

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tel. 776-6770 fax 693-7700
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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.


^w-ww- e LauuiLui .ica
vacation rental home wit great
views to East End. Hurricane
Hole & Coral Bay. Tradewind
breezes and spectacular sun-
ises enhance this beautifully
built mission stye home. Fea-
tures include extensive
covered decks on all levels, 3
private bedrooms with marble
baths, lower level access to a
Ig.owner/caretaker apartment,
& a large pool with an inviting
deck. $1.949M

' l~al Iay % ar MEiI Iny 4
bdrm 2 bath home in Upper
Carolina Enjoy unimpeded
views of Coral Bay Harbor and
Bordeaux Mountain acoss the
valley, The master suile is on the
main level along with the kitchen,
dining, living areas and deck.
Spacious lower level bedroom
suite has separate entrance and
is already plumbed for an addi-
tional kitchen. Deeded beach
rights a Johnsor's Bay
Pnced To Sell At $875000O

"Coyaba" means heavenly in
Ihe Arawak language and this
newy constructed 3 bedroom
home is just that On a flat one
acre lol, this home offers water
views of the Caribbean Sea and
Ihe bay below. The g. open-
style greal room. kitchen and
dining area plus 3 bedrooms
are located on one level. Enjoy
Ihe sounds of the surf together
with breezy easterly trade
wids from your pool deck.
Just Reduced to $4,413,000

"Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos under construction in Cruz Bay, Two,
tree and four bedroom available, C. walk to Frank Bay beach and town. Water views, high
quality appliances. These will be some of the most spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Complelion scheduled for late 2008. Special preconslrucon prices: $825,000 to $1.6M OR
Fraclonal Ownership Opportunityll Buy one quarter ownership. Contact Islandia for details.

"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous hom site situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views
ovr north shore to Jost Van Dyke. This parcel is not part of Peter Bay subdivision therefore no
membership dues, assessinents, covenants or restrictions can be levied, However. owner retains
eight to use entrance to Peter Bay (uppeter y sud upper ter Bay road) to access this parcel, $1.5M
A~~ ~ ~ NDM G.IM0R..Ti s)s~Psm i 1 er40 osce i o? o

St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008 25

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

SADIE SEA Wonderful oppor- CD
tunity to own and operate an estab- rp CE
lished charter boat. Currently doing
half and full day snorkel/sight-seeing
trips and NPS Reef Bay hike return
trips to Cruz Bay. $100,000

FISH BAY Private and se-
cluded setting, two large decks
overlooking Fish Bay and the Ca-
ribbean Sea. Four bedroom, two
bath villa, comfortably sleeps up
to 12, breathtaking views of Fish
Bay! Currently in rental program.

R-2 parcel overlooking Cruz Bay,
mature rolling hills, knoll tops
and sunset views over St. Thomas.
9.45 Acres $6.2 Million
GRUNWALD- Handyman's Several .25 to .50 acre parcels with
Special! Live there while you water views starting at $295K
fix it up. Reduced to $185,000

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


26 St. John Tradewinds, December 8-14, 2008

John McCann & Assoc..


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TWO HOMES IneCacri completion. A 2br, Zba and Lbr ]b a cottage. Eluge views. Just I915,000-.
BONUSrl PrivAte w el maiiTurined hoTr in Cnral Rpa wit an EXTRA I.OT' ONLY $425,00 0.
Developer Unitg GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcLch rorp devcl. W];t CI This 2BR, 1.5BA unit is
itO.' u from ihesc t)2br 2bj just one mile from Cruz
units starring at S875,OOD. Soy- Atiazi4$g sulnses wter
And, (2) 3br 2ba units vieti, vversijzd vc anda
starting at l.l100,000. and huge pool. 5549,000-
GRANDE BAY *Assignment of Contract" Penthobuse unit still availabLe for JUST..... $875.000.
WHY RENT Sunset RLdge 2 new I br, Lba units w/ huge water views. $279.000 & $299.000-
SIRENUSA Luxury cort do cvcl, is nearly -oemplie. 2. 3 & JBR t-ail. & begin at $il.l00,000.
TWO LOTSF 0 501?- acrCs PHENOMENAL wualrrrini
c.r h. One bnasrs ; I$ Cfi parcel in pneceful Fish
Sand;coral bxechfroma And, Bay. The perfect building
adjacent Lot maintain Us ilocaiion for your dream
vwn decided beacb patl vacutiorn villa wl eusy
accel t ONLY $999,000. hbeach acces. 92S.5,000.
SPECIAL PRICEII Virgin Orrand EstiIes rtw iMAinb i 0(.4 L *:.-Aicr lts. EAcbh for Only $275,000.
18 ACRES & 20 tuh-divided Inrt above Rende vout with motm rroda pAVed Cll u* for Details.
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Morivated Ownci! Carolina .25+/- ac Gcrat views. 1209,999.
SUB-DIV]DABLE pArcel Iner TCriT Bay. Wter viwus ovetr Pilsbury Sound............... $425.000,
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with inscomparab] north shore vicws........ $2.500.000
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Mamcy Peal. Amazing 360 views. ]1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3J+-as.knoll lop w/panoramic vicws execllcnt developmcni pouential.1.299.999.
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable 1.73+/- ac. lot with great water views.....5449,r999
RBDUCED oversized loi in Coral Bay near proposed marina projeci............ IUST $310S000.
FLAT quarter ~are '- parcel in I (dd 1-aiy huild ;and vIcwsr I llrrcTan.r nlc 137,500,
EMMAUS A grcL lol t a gre.1t price wilhUh bue Coral iBy harbor vIwN s.....Now jut 5145,000.
CONDOMINIUMLM dc'lcp1m2cn1 project h&a pA$ ;land pir(d permiIs$ fr a ]$I unii$ $2,750,300.
WESTEN VACAT[ON CLUB Relat and enjoy a ISCUBA/PLEASURE boal busineti w. iirpres-
week in prOadis$. Accss 10 Beach. peels. sive 4 year hLstory. locl. 2001 Powercat and all
CLLhrcs club. ecanis, baLrs, rcMILajutirts and 4pr'C eqIipl Yo rcL inn huinf~N 'orT 1 69,900.
shopping. Mosi weeks are avaiLable. Prices LOCATION. LOCATION Man options c tsist
range from I11.500 to $25.000. for ihis Retail Shopping Center. $2,250,000.



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AURORA Luxurious four bedroom /four bath masonry villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz to St.
Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent vacation
rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.

.B past, pre~ten -CAR]-BEANA' WillA hAt 2hr DRASTIC
rental history. 2ba w. Inft bnb. la I.(JS a fan. T'hrn pnipu
BR. 2BA nisuite instic Ibr, lba unit. C]ose la rerA rVill
trTr plan ICAdiEn tr laa yvc private and sceludcd- bran flai.
wildu~ws ffarnin' lalutlirul rpanramrm i uist Ievel deel
Caribbean ocean CAribb eFa W~rler views to St. pool coup
e brick patio pool Th"ia, wi h Veil iM precivc vc w nOv
just S1,075,000, rental hiStorT. $1,495,000. An am.ia4
& 4.5 BA villa excepiioaally villa in Virgil Grand.
f|urntshcd wilh lasge pool Includes the hLghies qualLty
SAFind PJ.acted ,iiL sepT away F;vl[r he'r vari'd e xpecpt
F* a rrom a sLudcd while this mut i-mil 1ion dll4i
~ sandy btaeb. 6,0O00,d00. neighborhood. S2,199,999.

KLEIN BAY Exceptional small exclusive neighborhood
offers commonly owned beach, underground power, paved
roads. Two /2 acre homesites, both with fantastic Rendezvous
Bay views. $879k and $995k
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 BAYTOWN 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. $225k & $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 .9ONTRCTE.D.$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............. $182k
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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LOVANGO LOVE SHACK Featured in National maga-
zines, this unique, custom timber home is located on the
sandy beach at Lovango Cay, just 1/2 miles by boat, north of
St. John. The greenest house in the Virgin Islands, w/ 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.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate, on a beautiful 1
acre parcel, features private tennis court, 2 pools, 2 spas, 7
bedrooms, & 7.5 baths. Awesome views, impressive rental
history, walk to beach at Chocolate Hole. $2,999,500
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 Luxurious ridge top villa w/incredible north
shore and down island views. 3 spacious bedroom suites,
3.5 baths, Ig. pool w/waterfall, spa, 4 car garage, gated en-
try, privacy, beautiful furnishings & landscaping. Vacation
rental history. $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.
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 & patio. Amaz-
ing 280' views overlooking Francis Bay & Northshore, +
Coral Bay& BVI's. $1,695,000.
PERELANDRA -A romantic 2 bd/2 bath, Caribbean style,
villa with stunning water views, picture perfect sunsets, ca-
sual elegance, & private pool.. Nestled in lush landscaping,
high above Cruz Bay. $1,235,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Lovely family home w/3 bedrooms, 2
baths, & large covered veranda. Nestled on a gently sloped
/2 acre lot w/fragrant bay trees & southerly water views.
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, fullyfur-
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.


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A Sampling of our Exclusively Listed Properties

"CONTENTMENT" Fabulous custom BRAND NEW 5x6 FISH BAY Mediter- "WATERFRONT (3x3) "LA DOLCE VITA" "SEACAY VILLA", pool villa "BLUEROCK", a 4x4 rental villa "TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS
8,000 sq. ft. villa ranean style gated exceptionally charm- has unob- with sensa- $$-GIFFTHILL"
close to Cruz estate with cov- ing property with structed, tional water, Delightful 3 bed-
Bay, 6bdrms, 6.5 ered verandahs, boat mooring. 376 ft. panoramic STT & sun- room income pro-
baths, designer guest house, infin- of pristine shoreline. ocean views set views. ducing masonry
detail and fur- ity edge pool, spa, Sensational pan- and good Large pool, home with pool and
nishingsthrough- energy efficient oramic water views short term spa, 2 kitch- privacy. Beautiful
out!!! Spectac- a/c, mahogany and cooling breezes. rental his- ens. Could water views to St.
ular views of arched doors, tile W-1 zoning allows tory. Short rent as two T! Extensive exotic
Pillsbury Sound roof, copper gut- commercial uses, drive to separate, landscaping.
$4,200,000 & St. Thomas. $3,200,000 ters, etc. $2,995,000 $1,995,000 Cruz Bay. $975,000 private units. TRADE OR $890,000

subdivideable bordering National Park with
spectacular BVI views! $1,999,000
12 acre subdivide-
able waterfront plus 4
hillside lots available.
Incredible BVI views!
Priced from $699,000
CAROLINA LAND wide array of choices in thisvery
special part of the island $135,000 to $495,000
WATERFRONT parcels ranging from .5
- 1.36 acres in some of St. John's best
areas! $499,000 $9,999,000
"QUIET EAST END" parcels in the original
Hansen Bay subdivision, Dreekets Bay and
Privateer Bay, with pristine views & lovely
beaches listed from $285,000 $1,999,000

from this Upper Peter Bay parcel that
borders Nat'l Park. Save a year in planning
and start building, architectural plans and
CZM permit included. $2,950,000
"LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties
feature upscale amenities and infrastructure;
barge landing with piers, paved roads,
underground electric, accessto beach and much
more! Amazing views, priced from $499,000
munity featuring underground utilities,
paved roads, & gorgeous sweeping views.
Fabulous lots ranging from $415,000.
Very private residential community just minutes
from Cruz Bay with beautiful water views to St.
Thomas. The gentle grade and easy access make
these 3 parcels very desirable, easily buildable
homesites. Total 1.78 acres for $700,000

Gentle .7 acre hillside home site facing
east with beach &harbor access. Walk to
Westin amenities! Private paved road &
underground utilities $499,000.
"SEAGRAPE HILL" .340 ac., Coral Harbor
and Hurricane Hole views, downhill slope,
paved roads, cooling breezes. Priced
significantly below appraised value! $169,000
ISLAND VIEWS & cooling breezes from this.78
ac parcel with upper & lower access. $425,000
.5 ac with 180 degree views over Pillsbury
Sound to St. Thomas & St. James islands.
Quiet, breezy convenient to Cruz Bay.
Owner financing. $650,000
"CALABASH BOOM" Great views, private,
.4 acre adjacent to Sago Cottage $550,000

MERCIAL SPACES available in St
John's premier mall. Various office
suites, retail spaces and a built out res-
taurant space. Available immediately
Rents start at $708.83 per month.
ac. R-4 & W-1 zoning allows mul-
tifamily dwellings & commercial
uses. Spectacular views. Walk to
beach & town. $3,200,000
"SATYAMUNA" Successful health
food/vegetarian restaurant for sale.
Excellent high traffic location, per-
fect for hands on owner. $75,000
ful Gym for sale. Established 12+
years. Excellent location. Inventory
included. $50,000

(2-upper & 1-lower) each with private deck/patio. Walk
to town! $1,400,000 & $1,200,000
under construction, overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor. Walk
to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm $799,000
"PASTORY ESTATE" CONDO 1 bedroom, great
views, close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turnkey.
PRICE REDUCED! Now $469,000
"RAINBOW'S END" Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrms,
poolside, close to town. Priced to sell! $535,000
DOMINIUM. Own a week, a month or more and enjoy
all the Westin amenities! Inventory avail in many unit
sizes year round. Great trade & rental options. Time-
shares start at $11000
OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom luxu-
ry home. Magnificent views and sunsets from 3 homes
with all amenities, pools w/waterfalls and spas, deeded
home ownerships from $79,000.

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FUN & CONTENTMENT Masonry home, 180 ESTATE ROSE Largest private estate available
views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large ac. Master suites, on South Shore. Double parcel knoll top offering
SS appliances, mahogany hardwoods, stone spectacular views. 3 bdrms, 41/2 baths plus
accents. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 caretaker's cottage. 2.2 Acres. $4,500,000

LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" ,4 a/c identical
master suites with island stone showers, breath
taking views, gourmet kitchen, state-of-the-art
entertainment center. $2,950,000
gingerbread architecture and island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
Sunset Views! 5 bdrm, 5 bath with pool, spa,
a/c bdrms and inviting great room. $1,795,000
bdrm, 3.5 bath villa with superior craftsman-
ship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof,
stunning 180 views, large pool and hot tub

ADVENTURE VILLA Lush tropical setting,
impressive Coral Bay views. 4 bdrm luxury
villa is built for comfort, space, privacy.
ELLISON New construction in the Virgin
Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living
space. 3 spacious master suites,sunsets year
round. $2,890,000
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage
tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral
Bay. Two separate units, plans available for
additional home. $729,000
L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in
upscale Pt. Rendezvous. 180 sea views,
dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath
suites. Infinity edge pool. 2,950,000

NEW! Incredible value in this newly remodeled ISLAND MANOR Hear & view the surf of Hart CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property, 3 bdrm
property with South Shore views. Additions Bay. 4 bdrms with ensuite baths and elegant short term rental with pool and panoramic
include 2 new a/c bdrm, pool, decks, laundry furnishings sited on .51 acre. Multi-level floor views. Zoned R-4 and suited for development.
room and kitchen in lower unit. $1,400,000 plan offers privacy. $1,700,000 $2,950,000
TEMPTRESS 2 bdrm suites separated by 2 MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a NEW! Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry
buildings a living area and an impressive charming B&B offering a gated entry, walk to home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
kitchen complete with granite countertops, Frank Bay & town. (4) 1bd/lba units with A/C, many amenities. $2,399,000
private decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,650,000 common pool & garage. $975,000 CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bedroom
ENIGHED Nearly flat town lot overlooking PRICED TO SELL, 4 bdrm concrete home villa above the turquoise waters of Rendezvous
Turner Bay and zoned R-4. Masonry homes, in Skytop is a terrific bargain! Upper three Bay in prestigious Klein Bay. Stunning
4 bedrooms, 2 baths plus outbuildings. bedroom unit and spacious lower one bdrm residence exudes comfort,class & elegance.
599,000 unit. Views of Fish Bay. $735,000 $3,895,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just UPPER CAROLINA! Coral Bay harbor LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage
steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 views. Live in the lower apartment while overlooking Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay, & BVI.
bdrms & 4 baths. Also enjoy the lower 3 bdrm completing 2nd unit & the planned 4 bdrm/4 Plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA
beach house. $2,895,000 bath pool Villa. $425,000 w/pool. $489,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, a beautiful home with outstanding westerly views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style
Room for expansion of main house & pool. views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths, layout all on one level, access from each room
$899,000 Beautiful landscaping. .46 acre $1,095,000 onto the pool. Central A/C. $2,850,000

oramic sunset views, small complex with lush JOHN'S ONLY OCEANFRONT CONDOS! jewelry store in prime downtown Cruz Bay growth, deli
gardens, on site management, pool and estab- 2 Upper floor loft units available, 1 o a kind com location with even further growth potential.mercial sp
plex. Excellent rental program, ocean & harbor alike, bake
lished rental program $295,000. views, tastefully appointed & a/c. $980,000 & Inventory and website convey. $525,000. sive breakf
$1,275,000. the a/c or o

ROTTO! Consistent lifetime sales
& internet cafe located in prime com-
ace. Catering to tourist & residents
d goods, smoothies, cold beer, exten-
ast & lunch menu, ice cream. Eat in
utside terrace or take out. $475,000.

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.

exclusively Listed Land

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