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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: December 15, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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December 15-21, 2008
Copyright 2008


ST. JOHN


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


Children Get


Early Visit from
Santa Claus
Page 2


Christmas Bird
Count Is Dec. 20
Page 7


St. John CZM
Committee
Approves Pond
Bay Club Beach
Enrichment
Page 3


Local AARP


Serves Lunch
to the Homeless
Page 4


Christmas for Animals
Raises $10,000 for ACC
Page 9


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by MaLinda Nelson


Pan Dragons Thrill Crowd During Concert
The island's youth steel orchestra Love City Pan Dragons performed a
Christmas Concert for island residents and visitors on Friday night, December
12 at the Westin Resort. Instructor/arranger Samuel Lawrence, far left above,
conducts the orchestra during their performance of "Can Can." After the
selection, the orchestra was applauded with a standing ovation. The Pan
Dragons performed several Christmas songs during the festive program.


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The children greet Santa Claus, above right, before lining up for a present and chance
to share their holiday wishes, above left.


Santa Comes to St. John Early


at Annual Governor's Christmas Party


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The island's youngest resi-
dents got an early audience with
the big man from the North Pole
on Tuesday morning, December
9, at Franklin Powell Park during
the annual governor's Christmas
Party.
While Governor John deJongh
was not able to attend, First Lady
Cecile deJongh helped Santa Claus
distribute gifts to 250 students
from schools across the island in
kindergarten through third grade.
Frank Powell park was packed
with excited youngsters eager for
their first Christmas present of
the season. Before dolling out the
gifts, however, the students joined
Department of Housing, Parks and
Recreation project coordinator
Shikima Jones in singing Christ-
mas carols.
"I do this every year," said
Jones. "I love the kids. They are so
much fun."
The tunes of "Jingle Bells,"
"Rudolph the Red Nosed Rein-
deer," and "Silent Night" from the
mouths of the little ones filled the
air across town, getting everyone
into the holiday spirit.
When it was finally time for gift
giving, the students lined up and


Students gathered on the gazebo steps in Frank Powell
Park, above, to sing Christmas carols with Shikima Jones.


waited patiently for reusable bags
filled with "A Caribbean Journey
From A to Y (Read And Discover
What Happened to the Z)" a book
by Mario Picayo, an age-appropri-
ate work book and a snack.


The older students in grades
three through six got their chance
to see Santa and receive gifts, with
help from St. John Cultural and
Festival Organization members,
after school Tuesday.


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott


Coral Bay Christmas Tree Lighting

and Carol Sing Set for December 17
St. John Tradewinds
The Coral Bay Christmas tree lighting and carol sing will be
Wednesday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the basketball court.
Coral Bay neighborhoods from Ajax Peak to Mandahl and
everyone in between, should come prepared to share their caroling
voices.
As usual, Santa Claus the real one will be there to give
out donated gift to all children. Participants are asked to bring a
wrapped gift, marked with boy/girl and age group for Santa to
distribute. Gift donations can be dropped off in advance at Con-
nections East.

Annual Taxi Medallion Auction

for St. John Veterans Scheduled

for Thursday, December 20
St. John Tradewinds
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.
The auction is open to Virgin Isands veterans of the armed ser-
vices only.
Applications are available at the Virgin Islands Taxicab Com-
mission office during regular business hours Monday through Fri-
day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bid forms must be deposited in the bid
box no later than 10 a.m. the day of the auction.
Applications must be taken to the office of Veterans Affairs for
verification of eligibility as a U.S. Virgin Islands Veteran. Bid ap-
plicants must be present at the time of auction. Bid envelopes will
be publicly opened on the dates and time indicated.
Any person who purchases a medallion at action pursuant to
this subsection is prohibited from transferring said medallion by
sale, lease or otherwise, within three years of purchase.
Only approved buyers may purchase a medallion.
Two medallions will be auctioned to approved U.S. Virgin Is-
lands Veterans on St. John onThursday, December 18, at 11 a.m.
at Boulon Center.
The minimum acceptable bid is set at $20,000 for St. Thomas
and St. John, and $8,000 for St. Croix
A 10 percent down payment of bid amount nonrefundable
deposit if the sale is not consummated is required at the time of
the bid or by 3 p.m. on the same day. The down payment must be
paid in cash, money order, certified, check, payable, to the Virgin
Islands Taxicab Commission.
The remaining balance of 90 percent must be paid in a like man-
ner within 10 days after the date of the auction sale at which time,
a certificate of entitlement and the medallion will be issued. If the
sale is not consummated within the allotted 10 days, the second
highest bidder will automatically be awarded the bid.
Any questions or requests for further information should be di-
rected to the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission on St. Thomas/
St. John at 774-3130 ext. 263.


HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYONE!

Tradewinds will NOT be publishing an issue Monday, December 29, 2008








St. John Tradewinds, December 15-21, 2008 3



St. John CZM Committee Approves Pond Bay Club Beach Enhancement


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite the objections of one
committee member, Pond Bay
Club officials got the green light
to commence beach enhancement
on their Chocolate Hole shoreline
at a Friday, December 12, Coastal
Zone Management Committee
meeting at the St. John Legislature
building in Cruz Bay.
In a two to one vote in favor of
adopting CZM staff's recommen-
dations, the St. John CZM Com-
mittee approved Pond Bay Club's
request to reconsider the special
condition barring such activity
which was included in the original
permit.
St. John CZM Committee
members Andrew Penn and Ed-
mund Roberts voted in favor of
allowing the beach enhancement
project while member Gerry Hills
voted against the proposal.
Special Condition Changed
In Pond Bay Club's major land
and water use permit, which was
originally issued in January 2007
and revised in August 2007, spe-
cial condition 17 specifically
barred any type of beach nourish-
ment activities from taking place
at the site.
Developers of the luxury frac-
tional ownership resort requested
CZM officials to reconsider that
condition to allow for removal of
debris, hand-clearing of cobble
stones and coral from the shore,
removing invasive vegetation and
planting native species, and creat-
ing a protected swim area.
In adopting staff's recommen-
dations, CZM officials voted to
amend special condition 17 to
read "beach nourishment activi-
ties shall not be undertaken with-
out first obtaining approval from
the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources, Division of
Coastal Zone Management."
No Activity Below
High Water Mark
Pond Bay Club officials are not
allowed to install buoys to create
a swim area, as they only got ap-
proval for activities landward of
the mean high water mark. Devel-
opers must consult with the Divi-
sion of Fish and Wildlife before
conducting any removal, trimming
or planting of trees, according to
staff's recommendations.
While Pond Bay Club officials
only requested to clean the shore-
line, it is noted in their proposal
to DPNR that beach replenish-
ment will likely be needed in the
future.


"It is not anticipated during this
initial phase ofbeach enhancement
but in all reality will be requested
in the future," according to Pond
Bay Club's proposed beach en-
hancement plan.
Pond Bay Club developer First
American Development Group/
Carib managing partner Bob Em-
mett was pleased with the com-
mittee's approval.
Trying To Do
the Right Thing
"We've always tried to do
things the right way for the proj-
ect and the environment," Emmett
said after the meeting. "The proj-
ect was reviewed independently
by staff and they agreed with us.
We're happy to be able to turn a
bad situation which the beach is in
now, into a positive situation."
The approval came after Hills
posed numerous questions to Em-
mett, Amy Dempsy of Biolmpact
and Tracey Roberts of Springline
Architect. Hills questioned Pond
Bay Club's marketing team ad-
vertising a white sand beach at the
site, which Emmett said was al-
tered to show a "natural white-ish
yellow" shoreline instead.
Hills also pressed the develop-
ers' representatives about their
sea turtle nesting research, which
Dempsy ofBiolmpact stated as the
main motivation for hand-clearing
the shoreline.
"If this was such an important
reason to put sand on the beach to
attract sea turtles to nest, why was


this not brought up until now?"
questioned Hills. "I appreciate
your thoughts for the turtles, but
globally it's of minimal help."
Removing vegetation, even
non-native species, will under-
mine the beach, Hills added.
Undermining the Beach
"Roots of existing vegetation
hold sand in place," Hills said,
quoting a local marine biologist.
"Roots trap sand and help rebuild
the beach. The beach is currently
in equilibrium."
Without roots to keep the sand
in place, removing cobble and
stone will result in serious ero-
sion, explained Hills.
"The prediction by people who
have a history of watching the
beach, including marine biolo-
gists, is that when the first storm
comes the stones will just reap-
pear and the sand that has been
sifted out will wash into the bay,"
he said. "That is why I proposed to
limit the stone removal to 100 feet
or less and assess its effect through
the winter months to see what the
storm action would do it."
Hill's Motion Denied
A motion proposed by Hills to
add a special condition to the ap-
proval requiring analysis of the
stone and coral removal was voted
down by Penn and Roberts.
Acknowledging that the de-
veloper would eventually get ap-
proval of their plan, Hills urged
officials to take into consideration
recommendations from local plant


expert Eleanor Gibney.
"When you get your final ap-
proval from Fish and Wildlife, I'd
like you to at least listen to Elea-
nor Gibney's recommendation,"
Hills said.
The St. John CZM committee
approved the beach enhancement
project despite several letters urg-
ing CZM staff and the St. John
CZM Committee to deny the pro-
posal.
Pond Bay Club's plan ignores
the area's designation as an Area
of Particular Concern, according
to Larry Boxerman, who wrote to
CZM on behalf of the 300-mem-
ber strong Estate Chocolate Hole
Landowners Association.
Area of Particular Concern
"Underthe V.I. CZM Act, Choc-
olate Hole/Great Cruz Bay was
designated as an 'Area of Particu-
lar Concern' (APC) so that above-
normal attention could be given
to these areas," wrote Boxerman.
"The goal was to ensure that the
on-going bay health issues created
by the Westin in Great Cruz Bay
were managed, and that the antici-
pated issues expected in the Pond
Bay Club development would be
handled on a pro-active basis."
"By considering this proposal,
it appears that CZM's foresight
on the APC designation has been
abandoned," Boxerman wrote.
Pond Bay Club has long been
planning beach nourishment, ac-
cording to a letter written by At-
torney Steven Hogroian on behalf


Bah Humbug Santa Stolen


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A rowdy group of six tourists is believed to have
made off with a Christmas decoration from the sec-
ond floor of The Marketplace on Sunday evening,
December 7.
After dining at the sushi restaurant Happy Fish, the
tourists who reportedly were making a spectacle of
themselves during their raw fish meal unplugged
and walked off with a six-foot tall inflatable Santa
Claus valued at about $100.
Marketplace management advised all villa man-
agement companies to be on the look out for the free
standing ornament.
More than being out the money, the act was a bla-
tant disregard for the spirit of the season, according to
Marketplace manager Debbie Marsh.
"Those are brand new Christmas decorations and
that one didn't even make it to Christmas," said
Marsh. "We were just trying to be festive. It was re-
ally just for the kids."
If anyone finds the stolen Santa, call Marsh at The
Marketplace at 776-6455.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

An inflatable Santa, similar to the
snowmen, above, was stolen from The
Marketplace on December 7.


of James and Carol Furneaux.
Going for a "Caneel Look"
"It is patently apparent that
'beach nourishment' has been a
part of First American's plans
from the start of this project, as the
'Caneel look' it seeks to attain can
only be accomplished by a destruc-
tion of the natural beach, to be re-
placed by First American's vision
of its south-shore 'Caneel,'" wrote
Hogorian. "The plan proposed by
First American is a land grab, and
not undertaken to further the in-
terests of the residents of St. John
and the Virgin Islands."
Chocolate Hole beach was nev-
er meant to be sandy, according to
a letter by the League of Women
Voters who also urged CZM to
deny Pond Bay Club's request.
No Place for Sand
"Any placement of sand on the
beach will be an exercise in futil-
ity," wrote Helen Gjessing, the
group's chair. "The beach was
never meant to be sandy. The sand
will be constantly washed out and
replaced by stones, broken coral
and shells."
"The plan is embellished with
all sorts of proposed activities that
are touted as greatly beneficial to
turtles and sea grass beds and the
local beach goers, when, it ap-
pears to the League, it is a scheme
to get rid of the natural beach cov-
er and replace it with sand when
the proper time comes to step up
the promotion of sales," Gjessing
wrote.



INDEX
Business Directory .............24
Church Schedules ..............22
Classified Ads ................... 23
Community Calendar .........21
Crossword Puzzle ..............22
Just My Opinion .................12
Ferry Schedules .................22
Historical Bits & Pieces ......15
Letters ......................1 6-18
Paws for a Moment ............20
Police Log .................... ... 21
P uzzle ..................... ...... ....22
Real Estate ................. 25-27
Rhythm & Views .................13
Wha's Happ'nin' .................6



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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott


Emma Penn and Henry Jackson, above, handed out Christmas
presents as other AARP members served up plates of food, left.
AARP Members Serve Up Great Fare at Luncheon for Homeless


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
No one in Cruz Bay went hungry on Tuesday, December
9, thanks to St. John AARP Chapter 4777 members.
As part of the group's holiday celebrations, local AARP
members served a lavish lunch of turkey, ham, stuffing,
mashed potatoes and all the fixings to the island's homeless
population on Tuesday afternoon at the Nazareth Lutheran
Church Hall in Cruz Bay.
AARP members even thought of the diners' cholesterol.
"I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" was available to spread on


the freshly cut loaves of bread.
About 10 people came out for the feast and everyone
walked away with a bag full of the practical tooth brush-
es and dental floss, thanks to St. John Dental, bug spray and
soap and the frivolous candy, snacks and chewing
gum.
Luncheon attendees also received wrapped Christmas
presents and were able to help themselves to a collection of
blankets, pillows and clothing.
During the holiday season, and all throughout the year,
it's important to remember those less fortunate, explained


Beverley Biziewski, St. John AARP Chapter 4777 presi-
dent.
"We do this to help," said Biziewski. "There but for the
grace of God."
The AARP chapter took over the Nazareth Lutheran
Church Hall on December 9 from representatives of the
Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands, who serve lunch to
the homeless at that location every Tuesday.
"We at the Catholic Charities give all year," said Rich-
ard "Sky" Gomez, St. Thomas shelter manager for Catholic
Charities. "We don't turn anyone away."


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St. John Tradewinds
With a 14-year-old thorough-
bred horse eating her out of
house and home, Carolina Corral
owner Dana Bartlett is trying to
raise enough funds to transport
the equine to a new home in the
states.
Bartlett purchased the former
racing horse Ivan in 1999 after he
suffered a bone chip and couldn't
remain on the race circuit any
longer. While Ivan has enjoyed
the good life at Carolina Corral in
Coral Bay, he's gotten too big for
Bartlett's small operation.
"He just eats too much," said
Bartlett. "He's too big for my busi-
ness. He needs to be in a bigger
operation."
Transporting the horse from St.
John to St. Thomas on a boat and
then on an airplane to the states is
a daunting financial task and Bar-
tlett is hosting a fundraiser at Is-
land Blues on Saturday, December
20.
Raffle tickets are available for
a chance to win a range of great
prizes, from gift certificates to lo-
cal restaurants to a veterinarian
service at Cruz Bay Canines, Cats
and Critters. Raffle tickets are $5
each, or five for $20 and are avail-
able at Connections, Connections
East, the Mail Center and Keep
Me Posted.
During a live auction residents
can also bid for several packages
from Carolina Corral including a
sunset ride for two with a bottle of
champagne and a children's birth-
day party.
The raffle drawing will be at
8 p.m. on December 20 at Island
Blues, followed by the auction.
For more info call 693-5778.


St. John Minor Found After Going Missing for Four Days


St. John Tradewinds
On Friday, Decmeber 12, V.I. Police De-
partment officials found a 15-year-old St. John
girl who had been missing since December 8.
Whitney Bess, a Gifft Hill School student,
was discovered missing at 5 a.m. on Monday
morning, December 8, from her father's St.
Thomas home. He reported his daughter miss-


ing on Tuesday morning, December 9.
A classmate at GHS reportedly alerted
school officials that Bess contacted her via an
online social networking site last week which
might have helped the investigation into the
young girl's whereabouts.
VIPD officials interviewed several GHS
students on Wednesday, December 10, accord-


ing to one student. A grief counselor also met
with Bess' classmates at GHS last week.
While missing person posters were placed
around town, the community was asked to be
on the lookout for the 15-year-old St. John
girl.
As of press time, full details of Bess' disap-
pearance and discovery were not available.


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Wha's Happ'nin'


St. John Tradewinds
Hooray! It only sprinkled late in the evening
- Santa, the Pan Dragons, Police Commissioner
James McCall, and the police cadets marched into
the ball field Steven Simon introduced everyone
in his best professional way. Top musicians from
age 13 on up kept the beat going until midnight.
Hundreds of kids received presents distributed
by Helen Simon's helpers and Santa. Parents kept
the children under control as they raced around the
field.
Matt Wigler, at 14 years, played terrific jazz on
the piano. Tyler Lindsay at 13 years, played his
trumpet with ease, better than professionals five
times his age. Both boys were full of charm and
showed that they thoroughly enjoyed the world of
entertainment.
Our own Jazz Islanders accompanied these
stars, plus visitors Leon Joyce, Jr., Marsdyn David
and Tony Braunagel.
Maryel Epps, gospel and jazz star, turned every-
thing up several notches with her fabulous vocals.
Steve, Helen and their committees did a terrific
job, and then, some of the music was repeated on
Sunday at The Beach Bar.
What a treat to hear it all again in the intimate
setting! I especially enjoyed Maryel and her won-
derful comments on the side.
Sally Smith, Joe Ramsay and Rhett Simmonds
played beautifully, as always. We celebrated Dale
Harrigan's birthday with a super cake while he
alternated with Tyler Lindsay on trumpet. Tyler's
motherjoined in on the vocals.


by Sis Frank


How they all had the energy to play that heavy
schedule seems impossible to me! Everybody de-
serves a rest!
Thank you Steve and Helen, the sponsors and
many hard-working helpers! It was a community
Christmas to remember!
"Crackin' deh Nut" -A Great Show
Epiphany Theater and the Art School's dancers
were a joy to see especially the leading ladies,
Jessica Samuel and Zoya Otto! No wonder Jessica
has won a full scholarship at Wesleyan University.
Big congratulations to you!
So Many Fundraisers This Winter
We all are aware of the shortage of money for
our favorite organizations and the adjustments that
are being made. The Friends of V.I. National Park
have changed their date for the 20th year celebra-
tion to January 31, 2009. This relieves the confu-
sion and duplication with the Sprauve School Gala
which will be on February 7, 2009.
Library Sign Fixed
Carol can throw away her tranquilizers, Miss
Sprauve's name has been spelled correctly. On
second thought, you'd better hang on to the calm-
ing pills you never know what might be next!
Sponsor a Child at the Art School
Call Kim Wild at 779-4322 for details. We have
children who want to dance or play and instrument
- won't you help them? It teaches the child disci-
pline, among many other good qualities of life.

Every good wish for a blessed
Christmas and a healthy New Year!


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Watch Your Step!


Watch your step! There is a an unexpected one inch drop between the new brick
pavers under the picnic tables and the sidewalk area recently laid in front of the V.I.
National Park Visitors' Center. Perhaps a ramp is being planned?


Santa Comes to Cruz Bay


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V.I. Audubon Society Hosting 31st Annual Bird Count Dec. 20


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Each year as the holidays approach, bird-
ers across St. John get out their binoculars
and clip boards and count their feathered
friends.
It's that time of year again the V.I.
Audubon Society is hosting the 31st annual
Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Decem-
ber 20, and the group needs additional coun-
ters.
"Our numbers dwindled from 40 bird
counters in years past to about 10 counters
last year," said Laurel Brannick-Bigrig, V.I.
Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count
coordinator. "We usually host the count be-
tween Christmas and New Year's, but a lot
of people seem to be away that time of year,
so we moved the date up to before Christ-
mas this year."
Bird count participants go out in groups
of two to record each bird they spot in the
sky, and one needn't be an ornithologist to
take part, Brannick-Bigrig added.
"You don't really have to know birds be-
cause we can pair you with a really good
birder," said the Christmas Bird Count co-
ordinator. "One person has the binoculars
and calls out the birds they see and the other
person has the clipboard and records it."
Even the V.I. Audubon's president-elect
counts herself among those less than perfect
when classifying the different avian spe-
cies.
"Although birds aren't easy to identify,
it's a lot of fun taking part in the Christ-
mas Bird Count," said Elaine Estern, who
is taking the reigns from Brannick-Bigrig


St. Jonn I radewinas News Hhoto File


Birders might spot a humming bird
annual Christmas Bird Count.

as president of the group. "I take my grand
kids with me every year. If the weather is
gorgeous, it's even more fun."
If enjoying a beautiful Caribbean morn-
ing isn't enough enticement to join the an-
nual bird count, participants are also help-
ing the longest-running bird data collection
on St. John, explained Brannick-Bigrig.
"The information we gather is really im-
portant," Brannick-Bigrig said. "It's the lon-
gest term data for birds on St. John. A lot of
other organizations use this data."
One group which relies on the VI. Audu-
bon Society's information is the U.S. For-
est Service, which is compiling information


like the one above during the island's


on animal species throughout the Virgin Is-
lands. In conjunction with the International
Institute of Tropical Forestry, the USFS
is creating a gap analysis for the territory
which requires exactly the type of long-term
data that the bird count offers.
Gap analysis is a scientific means of as-
sessing to what extent native animal and
plant species are being protected, with a
goal of keeping common species common,
according to the National Biological Infor-
mation Infrastructure website.
"Gap analysis works by identifying those
species and plant communities which are
not adequately represented on existing con-


"The information we
gather is really important.
It's the longest term data
for birds on St. John. A lot
of other organizations use
this data.
Laurel Brannick-Bigrig,
bird count coordinator,
V.I. Audubon Society

servation lands," according to gapanalysis.
nbii.gov. "Common species are those not
threatened with extinction. By identify-
ing their habitats, gap analysis gives land
managers, planners, scientists, and policy
makers the information they need to make
better-informed decisions when identifying
priority areas for conservation."
Although the Christmas Bird Count vol-
unteers aren't scientists, their information is
relevant because it shows bird population
trends over a long stretch of time, Brannick-
Bigrig added.
Novice birders can brush up on their iden-
tifying skills by joining Brannick-Bigrig at
7:30 a.m. on Sundays for a guided bird walk
around the Francis Bay salt pond.
Anyone interested in joining this year's
bird count should attend the V.I. Audubon
Society's holiday meeting at Estern's Co-
conut Coast Studio on Tuesday, December
16, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., where a slide show
of local birds will be shown. For more in-
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By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Historical Society members and guests packed
the Bethany Moravian Church on Tuesday evening, De-
cember 9, for the rare chance to view historical photos from
Anna Dohm Nose's private family collection, dating back
to the late 1930s.
The Dohm family arrived in the Virgin Islands from Den-
mark in 1937, when Anna Dohm Nose was just two years
old, after spending three years at sea aboard their sailboat
Rest More. The family's arrival was front page news in the
V.I., with the headline proclaiming, "World Adventurers Ar-
rive on Yacht."
Nose chronicled the evolution of Cruz Bay, Red Hook
and Charlotte Amalie with photos from the late 1930s to
the 1970s. One early photo of Cruz Bay showed just one
small house, owned by Helen Payne, along the waterfront.
The house was of special significance to St. John Histori-


cal Society President Eleanor Gibney, as that is where her
parents first resided upon arriving on island in 1946, Gibney
explained.
Nose reminisced about getting up at 7 a.m. to swim and
learning to snorkel in Cruz Bay as a teenager.
Battery Unchanged
Members of the audience noted that the Battery still looks
the same as it did in one of Nose's photos from 1958, and
that the Lumberyard was visible in a 1975 photo of Cruz
Bay.
Nose shared several photos of the Lobster Hut, a small
Cruz Bay food stand owned and operated by her late hus-
band, Bob Nose, in the 1970s.
"What I liked about it is you sat down at the same table
and made friends with everyone," Nose recalled.
Her photos included several familiar faces, including
Myrah Keating Smith and former Senator Theovald "Moo-
ie" Moorehead.


Nose also displayed a business card from her family's
Red Hook Boat Service circa 1955. The business evolved
into Dohm's Water Taxi, which is still running today. Brion
Morisette, who grew up on St. John, fondly recalled keeping
his fingers crossed after a St. Thomas function that the water
taxi, which ran later than the ferries, would be running so he
wouldn't have to spend the night in Red Hook.
Mama Dohm
Gibney remembered how warm and comforting Nose's
mother affectionately known as "Mama Dohm" was
during the long wait for a ride back to St. John.
Nose's Red Hook photos told the tale of her father's wa-
ter taxi business and her mother's waiting room, where peo-
ple sat and waited sometimes hours for the next boat
ride over to St. John. She also shared photos of fun events,
like the 1958 launching of Pollyanna, a boat constructed by
Alton Smith during his free time.
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John animal lovers enjoyed a roaring good time
at the lavish villa Tango Mare on Friday evening, De-
cember 5, during the annual Christmas for the Ani-
mals soiree.
With a Roaring 1920s theme this year, feathered
boas and long strings of pearls were de rigueur. While
enjoying the festivities, guests helped raise some
much-needed funds for the island's sole animal shel-
ter, explained ACC Board of Directors President B.J.
Harris.
"We raised in excess of $10,000 and everyone had
a great time," said Harris. "We had fedoras, boas,
long pearl necklaces and 20s headbands with feathers
all over the 'speakeasy.' We had the bootleg bar, the
bullets and bubbles bar and a bathtub for gin al-
though it had wine, water and beer in it!"
The speakeasy theme was so embraced, guests even
needed a password to enter the Great Gatsby. Just
as the party was getting into full swing, a few guests
almost got in to rouble with the law, Harris added.
"At 9 p.m. we were raided by Elliot Ness and one
of his men -Alec Harris and Jason Corley," she said.
"But we were able to prove that on that very day -
December 5, 1933 prohibition was repealed!"
The Roaring 20s theme was such a hit that ACC
officials plan to host similar parties in the future, Har-
ris explained.
"We will continue to have theme parties, which are
so much fun, especially for people like me who
like to get dressed up," she said.
While Christmas for the Animals is a good time for
everyone, it is also one of the ACC's main fundraisers
of the year. The group does important work for the
island's feral and abandoned animals with an annual
budget of $165,000, only a small portion of which is
covered by governmental funds, according to Harris.
"We get $15,000 from the government," she said.
"We have 30 feral cat feeding stations where we dis-


ACC board members BJ Harris and
Diana Ripley, above left and right, get into
the mood with a decked-out party-goer.

tributed 10 tons of food this year. We get the cats used
to eating there, then trap, neuter and release them."
"We neuter close to 200 animals each year and
arrange for almost 100 adoptions of abandoned or
seized animals," Harris continued. "We are working
with the police to enforce the animal cruelty law and
have established procedures for seizure of these poor
'pets.'"
As the group grows, it's quickly outgrowing its
current Cruz Bay location and is setting its sights on a
larger mid-island space, Harris explained.
"We are trying to build a fund targeted specifically
to acquire land in the country for a full shelter with
boarding facility and on-going flea market," she said.
"We are grateful for the community support we get."
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Although Boysie Todman was
busy with a full time job and run-
ning a basketball program on St.
Thomas, he jumped at the oppor-
tunity to join the Beacon Schools
of the Virgin Islands' Juvenile
Mentoring Program (JUMP) at the
Julius E. Sprauve School.
The reason was simple he
had the opportunity to make a real
difference in the life of a child,
Todman explained.
"It's very rewarding," he said.
When asked to get involved
with the program by the Cruz Bay
public school's JUMP coordinator,
and JESS vice principal, Brenda
Dalmida, Todman didn't hesitate.
"Ms. Dalmida approached me
in September and told me that she
had someone in mind for me to
mentor if I would be interested,"
said Todman. "I said no problem
and met with Jahmeel. From there,
the whole thing just took off."
Jahmeel Fahie remembered ex-
actly when he got involved with
the program.
"Ms. Dalmida asked me to join
when I started being bad in the first
week of school," said 11-year-old
Fahie. "I was misbehaving in class
and not listening to my teacher. I
wasn't doing my schoolwork ev-
ery day either."
Once Fahie started meeting
with Todman, however, the young


"These kids just need someone to talk to -
to relate to. Sometimes they just need a father
figure. A lot of fathers out there aren't playing
their roles.
Boysie Todman, mentor for JUMP


man began feeling and acting dif-
ferently, he explained.
"I look forward to seeing Boysie
every day," said Fahie. "It's fun
and I learn stuff, like how to deal
with things."
Fahie's tendency to get into
fights was one of the actions land-
ing the young man in trouble at
school, Todman added.
"Jahmeel was having a lot of
trouble and getting into fights,"
said Todman. "We talk a lot about
not being violent and about how to
react to situations without fighting.
We've been working to get his at-
tention on school and get him to be
more patient and relaxed."
Since taking part in JUMP, Fa-
hie's grades have risen and his re-
lationships, at school as well as at
home, have improved, according
to Todman.
"I've really seen a change in all
aspects of his personality and his
relationships," said the mentor.
For Fahie, the program is also
fun, he added.
"We have fun together and we


talk a lot abut sports and stuff,"
said Fahie. "I play baseball now
and we talk about that."
Instead of getting into trouble,
excelling at school has become a
goal for Fahie, Todman explained.
"Jahmeel is very good once he
applies himself," said Todman.
"I've seen a real difference when
he focuses. "
It doesn't take much to make a
difference for a child. All people
need to donate is time, Todman
explained.
"These kids just need someone
to talk to to relate to," said Tod-
man. "Sometimes they just need a
father figure. A lot of fathers out
there aren't playing their roles."
The minimum commitment for
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Junior Achievement Pilot Program


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Seventh graders in Abiola
Hodge's class at the Julius E. Spru-
ave School heard from a chef and
a mechanic as they wrapped up a
six-week Junior Achievement pi-
lot program on Wednesday morn-
ing, December 10.
A business education program,
Junior Achievement has been in
existence in the U.S. and across
the globe since 1960s. The pro-
gram has been launched through-
out the Virgin Islands for the first
time this year.
VIVA Villas owner Angie
Liburd taught the Junior Achieve-
ment class in Hodge's room once
a week. Entrepreneur Bonny Cor-
beil taught the other seventh grade
class. Both classes enjoyed learn-
ing first-hand about the ins and
outs of the business world.
"I got involved to help kids
who are interested in business and
I thought, since I grew up here, I
couldbe a great resource for them,"
said Liburd. "To me was very re-


warding to see the kids showing so
much interest in business."
Being able to hear real-world
information about the business
world is an opportunity Liburd
never enjoyed herself, she added.
"For me, growing up here and
starting my own business, I didn't
have this resource to hear from
other business professionals," said
Liburd.
Students learned about budgets,
insurance and interviewing skills,
Liburd added.
"It was basically a crash course
on owning a business," she said.
For the final session of the pilot
program, Liburd invited two guest
speakers. Edika Franco, a chef for
KatiLady Katering, and Dwight
Smith, an auto mechanic and tow
truck operator, spoke to the kids
about the highs and lows of their
professions.
Both speakers shared useful
information with the students by
answering their thoughtful ques-
tions.
Budding cooks can either study


at a culinary school or apprentice
with a known and trusted chef, but
must have a passion for the profes-
sion, Franco explained.
"I love to cook it makes me
happy and I get to make other peo-
ple happy through my food," said
Franco. "It's like being a magician
and an artist at the same time. It's a
very rewarding and secure way to
make a living, but you must love
to cook."
The best thing future mechan-
ics can do is read, according to
Smith.
"Listen to your teacher, work
hard and do the right thing," Smith
said. "You have to read a lot of
books and then go out there try to
put the ideas to use."
After listening to the guest
speakers, students enjoyed a piz-
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budgeted for themselves, Devine
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"The kids had to plan the whole
party themselves including coming
up with a budget and everything,"
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Just My Opinon

by Andrew Rutnik


Obama Is America


St. John Tradewinds the shameful evil known as slavery.
For all those who have come to doubt America and Our union was made stronger by waves of immi-
what it stands for, a single movement for change and grants passing through Ellis Island and our sometimes
hope, led by a simple man of extraordinary skills has porous borders. These migrants enriched our culture,
renewed our optimism and touched our hearts, provided an eager and talented workforce, and grew
America, a country once known around the world our economy to number one amongst the world's de-
as the land of opportunity and freedom, has become veloped nations.
tarnished by wars, misplaced bravado, and divisive We are always a people that respond to calls for so-
politics. The dramatic Democratic Party presidential cial justice and now, after many years of struggles, we
primary had two great candidates in Barack Obama will inaugurate a president with a family tree which
and Hillary Clinton who battled to the end with truly represents the diversity that America so proudly
Obama prevailing and history being made. heralds.
The Republicans took the low road of attack poli- We are not Europeans, Africans, Asians, or Mexi-
tics, pandering to the right wing of their party, taking cans, we are Americans. The fabric quilt of our coun-
an honorable man in John McCain and putting him in try has many different patches, but all are stitched
a role that did nothing to inspire the majority of the together to make the whole stronger.
American people. After many years of divisive politics that pitted
Much has been written about this momentous elec- white against black, Jew against Christian, Muslim
tion and as historians analyze all the issues surround- against us all, and red state against blue state, the elec-
ing the 2008 election, more will surface to re-enforce tion of Barack Obama has begun to repair the tears in
the opinion of people around the world that this was our United States union.
one of America's greatest moments. On the night of President-elect Obama is a mere mortal, subject to
November 4, 2008, more tears of joy and hope were all of the strengths and weaknesses power bestows.
shed worldwide than at any time in recorded history. We cannot grant him super powers, nor can we allow
To paraphrase the famous words of Charles Dick- his weaknesses to prevail.
ens, "these are the worst of times and the best of What we can do is reinforce our dreams for a better
times." So it is very fitting at a time when we are at America, by fixing our own communities, repairing
war on many fronts, the world is on the brink of fi- our own lives, shedding our prejudices, and never let-
nancial collapse and pessimism reigns, that a leader ting our political or religious beliefs rise to the level
has risen from the country that produced the likes of of intolerance.
Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Lu- Barack Obama is America this is who we are
ther King. as a people. This is why we are looked upon by the
President-elect Barack Obama is the embodiment world as the greatest country on earth no other
of the American story. Our nation was founded on the country has opportunities for anyone which lands on
constitutional principles of justice and opportunity its shores as we do in America. God Bless America,
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St. John Tradewinds
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AASJ Gallery Closing Sale
St. John Tradewinds
The Artists' Association of St. John is hosting a big sale at its
gallery in the Lumberyard from Friday, Decemeber 19, through
Sunday, December 21, from to 4 p.m.
Enjoy 30 percent off everything from original artwork to tools,
furniture and supplies. Stop by and see what they have. For more
information call the gallery at 774-2275.

Church Christmas Concert Dec. 21
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Pentecostal Church of God invites the community to
its Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 21, at 4:30 p.m. Spei-
cal guests are Spencer Stapleton, Yvette Powell, Christine Charles,
Willis Fahie and the Gospel Tones and more.
For more information call Audrey Bramble at 776-6277 or 642-
0135.

Night Time Activities Resume
St. John Tradewinds
Lights at the Winston Wells ballpark on St. John have been fully
restored through efforts of the Department of Housing, Parks and
Recreation with assistance from the VI. Water and Power Author-
ity.
"Games scheduled last Sunday were called off at sunset due
to some non-working light fixtures," said HPR Commissioner
St. Claire Williams. "With the assistance of WAPA, the problems
were corrected by Wednesday of this week."
The department laid out a strategy to upgrade parks and recre-
ational facilities across the territory and as a result of that effort,
new energy efficient lights have been ordered to replace the exist-
ing lights which have been in place for a number of years at the
ballpark, Williams explained.
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Pan Dragons Delight Crowd During Concert


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


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An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens


Dealing with Problems


St. John Tradewinds
Life can be hectic, stressful and sometimes even a
bit unfair, especially for high school students nowa-
days. Teens have to deal with school, life at home,
peer pressure, extra curricular activities, raging hor-
mones, and all the other good stuff that comes along
with being a young adult.
When they come along, everyone has different
ways of dealing with these problems, but one thing is
for sure there are many things that can be done to
prevent or at least make these times of struggle easier
to deal with.
I am no Dr. Phil, but in my life I have dealt with
many issues and have seen others deal with their
many issues. Being witness to these experiences has
shown me that sometimes it takes very little effort to
cure some problems.
Most will agree that one of the biggest ways to
cure a problem is a simple one-on-one talk. Every-
one needs that one person they can feel comfortable
sharing their problems with, knowing their words will
remain confidential.
I feel that just by having someone listen to your
problems can help a situation a whole lot. It is even
better when that person has good advice or remedies
for the problems.
Keeping your problems bottled up inside only
makes them worse. Doing this can lead people to do
surprisingly profound things.
People also need time for stress relief. We all have
our different means of stress relief, whether it is art,


dancing, listening to music, being in nature, hanging
with friends, or being on the internet.
Without a means of releasing stress, it just keeps
adding up. Stress not only affects one's mental being,
but one's physical being as well.
What I have found many parents doing, is putting
tight boundaries on their kids. This includes not let-
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too much in school, giving them too many responsi-
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Most of the time, it is out of care and compassion.
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effects of society, but from the few times I have wit-
nessed this happen, they have ended with even more
problems. Kids end up wanting to rebel, and if they
do not, when they get older they will be naive in so-
ciety.
I think it's good for parents to give their children
free time to have fun, and be a kid.
Showing people that they are cared about makes
times of struggle much easier to cope with. This can
be shown by asking people questions about what is
going on in their lives, hugging someone, going an
extra mile for someone, or even just by saying three
simple words I love you.
There are many other things that can be done to
prevent or make these times of struggle easier. Even
though there are some days when we all feel like
just giving up, remember, no matter how hard a time
we may have, there are people out there that have it
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Boston Celtics Honor St. John Villa Owners


By Mauri Elbel
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and families of fallen firefighters.
Although the Boston-based
couple has found a way to heal
wounds on the secluded shores of
St. John, their charitable work has
recently garnered attention on a
much larger stage.
The Boston Celtics recognized
Bernstein and Wahlen on De-
cember 1 as part of their "Heroes
Among Us" program which hon-
ors individuals who have made an
overwhelming impact on the lives
of others.
"I felt really small standing in
the middle of 20,000 people at the
game it's not something I am
used to," Bernstein said. "But be-
ing in the company of other people
who have won this award is an
honor."
At each home game, the Celtics
honor individuals for their unique
humanitarian efforts during a spe-
cial in-game presentation. The
Heroes Among Us program has
awarded nearly 400 individuals
over the past decade, and Bernstein
and Wahlen were invited to share


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Bernstein and Wahlen were captured on local TV as they
were honored during a recent Celtics game.


the spotlight during the Celtic's re-
cent defeat over Orlando Magic.
"It was amazing they picked
us up in a limo, they took us to the
game, we were able to bring two
friends with us and they even sur-
prised us by having my mom there
too," Bernstein said.
"It is truly humbling in my mind
because there are people who have
done bigger things, but it just goes
to show that no matter what you
are doing, you can make a differ-
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doesn't go unnoticed."
Bernstein, a yoga instructor, and
Wahlen, a captain in the Boston
Fire Department and former U.S.
marine, are not in the villa business
to make money in fact, they are
losing quite a bit. For every five
vacations booked at Florian Villa,
the couple donates a week long
all-inclusive vacation and airfare
for wounded veterans or families
of fallen firefighters.
"It is something that is directly
helping people who have been re-
cently injured in combat," Bern-
stein said. "We will make our villa
available any time we are able to
raise enough money to support a
trip."
But it is not just the donation of
the villa the couple must consider
when sponsoring a trip for wound-


ed veterans and families they
also cover costs of the food, trans-
portation, accommodation of ad-
ditional staff and island excursions
- expenses that have proved diffi-
cult during a slower-than-average
rental season.
"It has been a really slow rent-
al season the more renters we
have the more we are able to do-
nate," Bernstein said.
Bernstein is currently trying to
raise money for the next charitable
vacation they will be hosting at
the end of February. The SUDS
(Soldiers Undertaking Disabled
Scuba) organization, which helps
wounded soldiers reacclimate with
their bodies to complete a scuba
diving certification, will bring be-
tween five and eight veterans to
St. John to obtain their open water
certification.
Bernstein has received a grant
to help sponsor the SUDS trip but
she is still looking to raise about
$5,000 more.
"I am extremely grateful for
the people on St. John who have
donated, and to the Weber Founda-
tion which gave SUDS a grant to
support two soldiers for this trip,"
she said. "It is a stretch for us to
cover this trip because we don't
have the rental incomes we were
expecting, but we will do this one
way or another."
If you are interested in donat-
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Historical Bits


& Pieces
by Chuck Pishko


St. John Singers Present

Two Christmas Concerts

St. John Tradewinds
With a mixture of classical music, holiday favorites, and a tra-
ditional sing-a-long, the St. John Singers are ready to ring in the
festive season.
The choir will present a concert in Cruz Bay on Tuesday, De-
cember 16, and another in Coral Bay on Saturday, December 20,
both beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The featured composer is George Frideric Handel, according to
director John Cahill.
"We're presenting the 'Hallelujah, Amen,' but it's not the 'Hal-
lelujah Chorus' from the Messiah," said Cahill. "It's from another
oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus. And we're performing 'Awake the
Trumpet's Lofty Sound' from the oratorio Samsom with accom-
panying brass players from St. Thomas."
"Handel wrote a lot of oratorios, you know," Cahill said.
The choir will sing a variety of holiday songs, from the big-it-
up "Do you Hear What I Hear?" to the lesser known, but lovely,
French Canadian carol "Shepherdess, Whence Come You?"
Soprano Detra Davis from St. Thomas will be the featured so-
loist on several selections, including a 20th Century version of
"What Child Is This?" by composer Lloyd Pfautsch.
"What's fun about the choir is that we do 20th century compo-
sitions, and we also do music from the Renaissance 500 hun-
dred years of music," said Cahill.
Accompanist Janice Ballard will lead the audience and choir in
a sing-a-long of Christmas carols.
"The St. John Singers draw people together by evoking our
shared music," said one long-time member.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and are available
at the door.


St. John Tradewinds
In the latest issue of the St. John
Historical Society's newsletter
there is a five-page excerpt from a
new book titled, "Archaeology and
Geoinformatics Case Studies
from the Caribbean," published by
the University of Alabama which
discusses the earliest map of St.
John created by Peter Lotharius
Oxholm.
A Danish military officer, Ox-
holm's primary mission was to
evaluate and map existing forti-
fications and to recommend im-
provements which would safe-
guard Danish commercial interests
in the Caribbean.
In the course of his surveys, Ox-
holm produced the "1780" map.
The map has long been available
to scholars but not to the general
public.
The son of King Frederik V
had one of the finest collections of
historic maps in the world and the
St. John map became part of that
esteemed collection. Another copy
was created and given to Juliane
Marie and is preserved today in
Queen Margrethe's library.
We take maps very much for
granted today. The view of St.
John from the heavens was hard to


imagine in 1780 before satellites,
lasers and other modem map-
ping tools. Depicting ghuts, hills,
marshes, roads, paths and build-
ings including the enslaved Af-
ricans' houses -belies Oxholm's
genius in achieving the graphic
impact of his map.
In 1800 a version of the map
was printed by G. Angelo in Co-
penhagen. Most recently this
black and white map was reprinted
by the Eastern National Park and
Monument Association through


the efforts of the late Historian
Stephen C. Edwards. It is no lon-
ger available.
Now through the efforts of three
inveterate St. John hikers, Peter
Burgess, John Baldwin and Bob
Garrison, the original 1780 map is
available in a full color art print in
various sizes from Frames of Mind
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Editor,
Thank you for printing Elaine Campbell's letter
last week in which she freely shared kind words about
my character and way of earning a living. She added
credence to her analysis by advising readers of her
elite educational status.
Ms. PhD, and all readers, if you suspect poisoning
don't just give the animal water and watch it die. Call
a veterinarian. Anticoagulants are a specific type of
poison for which there is a specific antidote, which
the veterinarian has and will administer.
The sooner the animal gets to the vet the greater
the chances of survival and the faster the recovery.


Editor,
First, the negative, which can easily be made in to
a positive! I recently found it necessary to contact the
V.I. Police Department for assistance. During the con-
versation, the very polite member of the VIPD who
took my call asked me if "Joe's Diner" was in Cruz
Bay.
This is the second time I have been asked by our
VIPD where a very well-established Cruz Bay busi-
ness was located. I agree with VIPD Commissioner
James McCall that it is positive for members of the
department to travel among the islands and be pre-
pared to assist the public at any location in the ter-
ritory.
However, I do think that if tourists are willing to ask
for a free map in order to familiarize themselves with
the businesses, shops, etc. on St. John, those members
of the VIPD who travel here from St. Thomas to work
should be willing to do the same. In a real emergency,
a caller may not be able to explain business locations,
etc., to a responding officer.
Now, for the already positive! On Monday evening,
December 8, there was a noticeable police presence in


Call a veterinarian immediately if you see bruising,
or bloody gums or suspect poisoning for any other
reason. Ms. PhD, nature didn't cause the poisoning
and nature won't resolve it.
My earlier letter referred to an unnamed expert
who was Robert M. Corrigan PhD, a professor at Pur-
due for 16 years. He in turn referred to work by a
veterinarian, Dr. Roswell, who in 1979 used electro-
encephalograms to analyze the pain associated with
anticoagulant poisoning of rats.
Todd Roskin
St. John Solutions


Another Response To Roskin's Letter on Rodent Poisons


Editor,
I was horrified by the exterminator's recent letter
denying that anticoagulant rodent poisons cause a
long painful death and denying that the poisoned
rodent then becomes lethal to other animals. I won-
der if the writer has ever taken the time to watch an
animal die of hemorrhagic poison, as I've had to do
when working in places on St. John where I've had to
witness the slow deaths of tree rats and mongooses.
Dr. Campbell's reply testifies clearly, not only to a
cat's slow and agonizing death, but to its having been
caused by poison in "tamper-resistant" bait-boxes,
properly installed and maintained at the VI. National
Park.
The exterminator's claims are based on a workshop
with a "world-renowned rodentologist," someone
who specializes in killing mice and rats. But to know
the impact of anticoagulant poisons on cats and dogs,
it makes sense to ask experts in veterinary medicine.
There's ample on-line research confirming that
these baits cause long and excruciating pain and that


they can indeed cause second-hand death. The De-
partment of Veterinary Medicine at the University of
California states, "Pets may be poisoned by eating ro-
denticide directly or secondarily by ingesting a rodent
that has eaten the poison."
Anyone considering putting out poison to kill pests
needs to consider the consequences. Think of the case
that's reappeared recently in the news, for example,
the Missouri farmer convicted and fined for "unin-
tentionally" killing bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, and
great hored owls when they fed on the carcasses of
coyotes he'd poisoned.
You have to wonder how many other deaths result-
ed from the poisons he's used over the years and how
long they'll continue to toxify the environment.
Poison is a gift of death that just keeps on giving.
Please don't poison the world we all live in. For fur-
ther information on the affects of rodent-baits, call the
ASPCA Animal Poison Center at 888-426-4435.
Sincerely,
Paula Myles


Cruz Bay which made the public stop and take notice.
There were three officers in front of First Bank and
one in front of another business.
They didn't stand in those locations for a lengthy
period of time, and they may have been in other loca-
tions as well, but they were highly visible and they
were observed on the streets by the public.
I heard questions from local residents such as,
"What are the cops doing here?" One tourist group
commented, "Look at the police standing there."
Hopefully, these visitors will write a positive note in
an on-line travel web site, that, "Yes, the St. John po-
lice are indeed available and ready to protect those
visitors our economy so depends on."
In addition, as a letter published last week stated,
they can indeed write an accurate report when a crime
is reported, and follow-up as per theirjob description.
The VIPD who serve St. John, no matter which island
they call home, are just as capable of investigating
a St. John boat or dingy related robbery as the BVI
police are.
Respectfully submitted,
Susan Mann


Police Presence in Cruz Bay Is Welcome Sight


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Editor,
Anyone who has been out on a boat in Cruz Bay,
Great Cruz Bay, or Chocolate Hole when the sun
comes up, can tell you the difference between the
nature-made ones and the one the developers had to
make.
I'm out there trying to catch bait when the sun
comes up, and the marine life you can see in Choco-
late Hole and Cruz Bay, puts Great Cruz Bay to shame.
At 6 a.m., I see turtles, tarpon, juvenile spotted eagle
rays, sharks, barracudas, snook, and so many other
fish, I can't even begin to name them and I fish
for a living. A lot of these bays are estuaries for little
fishes to get big, without getting eaten.
Most of these things I see in Cruz Bay and Choco-
late Hole, because the beach in front of the Westin
can't support that much life. Go out to Chocolate
Hole in the morning and watch the fish, and then see


Editor,
We just received our Tradewinds newspaper dated
November 10-16, 2008 in the mail at our Pennsylva-
nia home.
We were shocked to see published on page 19 ei-
ther a paid adverstisement or an editorial by Malik
Stevens about how bad a person Sen. John McCain
is/was.
Mr. Stevens obviously disliked Sen. McCain more
than he can say...that is OK for him...what is no tOK
is for your paper to publish his feelings without com-
ment that it is either a paid advertising piece by him,
or an editorial for your newspaper.
My wife and I were strong supporters of Sen. John
McCain's bid for the presidency...there are no doubt
other very strong supporters of Sen. John McCain's
presidential run living on St. John. Your paper by
publishing the Stevens "Hit Piece" has shown your
complete bias against Sen. McCain, and has thumbed
its nose at those other McCain supporters living on
St. John...You make a very bad mistake of assuming
that if one lives on St. John, that everyone who lives
there is an Obama supporter...you couldn't be more
wrong...In my opinion about 30 percent of people
who reside on St. John are McCain supporters...they
just don't advertise it, because it is not their way.


Editor,
I am writing in regards to a recent article on Villa
Florien and its two owners Deb Bernstein and Scott
Wahlen. It was a great article and I wanted to let you
know that their great work continues to be recognized
here in Boston.
On Monday night, December 1, they were honored
by the Boston Celtics at the Boston Garden between
periods of the game between the Celtics and the Or-


what happens if First American Development is al-
lowed to mess with the beach down there.
Developers in St. Thomas are trying to do the same
thing with Mandahl Pond, by closing it off, building
an 87-slip marina, a bunch of condos and shops, and
disrupting the ecosystem, and a whole bunch more
crap that none of the North Side residents really want
there all so some people from up north can make
some dough.
The problem is, they don't know how they'll be
affecting some other people's livelihoods and the en-
vironment. See what I see, on and in the water on a
daily basis, and I think you may understand why we,
as a community, should not let these people mess with
the beach in Chocolate Hole.

Capt. Christopher Tronquet
F/V World Class Anglers


In the past I have taken full page ads in your sister
publication to advertise our home for sale on St. John.
As a consequence of your publishing the "Hit Piece"
by Mr. Stevens in Tradewinds, we will no longer be
using your St. John Magazine to advertise our home.
Cordially,
Wiliam S. Gross
Editor's Note:
The article referred to was a continuation of regular
columnist Malik's Stevens' Rhythm & Views: Presi-
dential Candidates at GHS. The column, which was
on page 6, was about Stevens' American Government
class project on Election Day, which included a skit
poking fun at the candidates and their entourages.
The column referred readers to page 19 for the
lyrics of the song performed by Stevens, who imper-
sonated Sen. Barack Obama in the skit. The "John
McCain" song on page 19 inadvertently didn't re-
fer readers back to Steven's column, although it was
clearly marked with his byline.
St. John Tradewinds is a owned by Tradewinds
Publishing LLC and has no editorial connection to St.
John Magazine, which is owned by MaLinda Media
LLC.
St. John Magazine's sister publication is St. Thom-
as Magazine, which will debut in January 2009.


lando Magic. They received the "Heroes Among Us"
Award which is presented to people who do outstand-
ing things for others.
They were acknowledged and received a standing
ovation from the sold-out crowd at the Garden. Hav-
ing read the article after attending the game I thought
it was important to let you know.
Regards,
Mike Pankievich, Boston, MA


2007
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2


EDITOR/PUBLISHER
MaLinda Nelson
malindal@tradewinds.vi

NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
jaime@tradewinds.vi

WRITERS
Andrea Milam, Susan Mann,
Mauri Elbel

COLUMNISTS/
CONTRIBUTORS
Sis Frank, Bonny Corbeil, Katie Tarta,
Eliza Magro, Malik Stevens, Chuck
Pishko, Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul
Devine, Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik,
Dustin Prudhomme, Barbara Winch

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CIRCULATION
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2008
TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

3rd Degree Burglaries: 63
Under Investigation: 63
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 62
Under Investigation: 62
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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St. John Tradewinds
Dr. Gordon L. Brownell was a part time resident
of St. John who invented positron imaging and de-
veloped positron imaging instrumentation over 50
years.
Dr. Brownell was born in Duncan, Oklahoma,
and raised in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania.
He received his B.Sc. from Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA and PhD in physics from MIT in
Cambridge, MA. During World War II he served
in the Navy Research Team to develop acoustic de-
vices to detect deep-sea mines.
After completing his PhD he was appointed as
professor at MIT and he also established Physics
Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General
Hospital being one of the pioneers of having a
shared position between these institutes. He served
as the Honorary Physicist at the Department of Ra-
diology at MGH and as a Professor Emeritus in the
Department of Nuclear Engineering at MIT until
his death.
Dr. Brownell is a part of the History of Nuclear
Medicine. His early research focused on develop-
ing detection techniques for radioiodine, which was
just in infancy to be used in diagnosis and treatment
of thyroid diseases.
He was a part of the US team to conduct studies
of thyroid function on people living in Mendoza,
Argentina, where people do not get iodine from
natural sources. Dr. Brownell's early publications
of thyroid function and calculation of the radiation
doses are still valid after 56 years.
In addition to collaboration with endocrinolo-
gists Dr. Brownell was interested in brain imaging,
which was extremely limited at that time. In 1950
he built the first Positron Imaging Device and it was
immediately used for detection of malignancy in a
seven-year old girl.
Dr. William Sweet, who was the Chief of Neu-
rosurgical Service at MGH, removed the tumor and
the patient lived to the age of 62 years and had two
children. This invention and the successful surgery
were widely recognized and reported in several
news papers as well as in Time magazine in 1954.
After this remarkable invention, Dr. Brownell
and his research team developed six different mod-
els for positron imaging including the PC-I, first
tomographic positron imaging device and the first
computed tomographic positron imaging device
(PET) during 1968-1971.
The latest developed PET system in 1995 was a
massive cylindrical imager allowing dynamic volu-
metric data acquisition. Dr Brownells' innovations
are so fundamental that they remain in use today
around the world and will continue to shape the sci-
ence and practice of positron imaging far into the


future.
Dr. Brownell participated in the development
of Radiological Sciences training program in the
Department of Nuclear Engineering at MIT and a
research program on boron neutron capture therapy
for brain malignancies. In 1956 he wrote a book
"Radiation Dosimetry" with Gerald J Hine. This
book has served as a basis of radiation dosimetry
and served as a course book in several universities
around the world.
The vivid research environment in his laborato-
ries at MGH and MIT in the course of 50 years has
provided an outstanding platform for young scien-
tists to learn and pursue for future. His former stu-
dents are presently world leaders in several areas in
US and abroad.
During the Cold War he was a scientific analyst
in the US-USSR Health Program and he made ex-
tensive visits to several laboratories in the Soviet
Union. The visits were dealing with areas of medi-
cal physics, medical engineering, and application of
radiation in diagnosis and therapy.
In 2006 a French television crew came to inter-
view Dr. Brownell for a documentary on "History
of Medical Imaging." Though Dr. Brownell had just
finished an intensive chemo and radiation treatment
for his neck cancer at that time, his mind and mem-
ory were crystal clear when he described the early
inventions of positron imaging.
Throughout his life Dr. Brownell served on mul-
tiple committees and received multiple honors and
awards for his dedication to the advancement of
science. Among those are the membership in the
Institute of Medicine, The National Academy of
Sciences; Paul C. Aebersold Award of the Society
of Nuclear Medicine; George von Hevesy Memo-
rial Award, Innsbruck, Austria; the Coolidge Award,
American Association of Physicists in Medicine;
Director and Fellow of American Nuclear Soci-
ety; Honorary Fellow of the American College of
Nuclear Medicine; Honorary Member, Argentina
Medical Association.
Though his life was largely consumed with sci-
entific research, he was an avid world traveler and
reader. He played squash weekly with the same
partner for 30 years. He enjoyed skiing and skating
as well as spending movie nights with his family.
In his lateryears he was involved in real estate de-
velopment on St. John, USVI. He developed Klein
Bay subdivion on Rendezvous Bay, and designed
and built two villas, "Oleander" and "Orchid," leav-
ing a lasting footprint on this paradise island.
Dr. Brownell is survived by his wife, Anna-Liisa,
six children and seven grandchildren. The memo-
rial service was at the MIT Chapel on Saturday, De-
cember 13.


St JonTae in lsiid


Obituary


Gordon L. Brownell Passes Away


Letters to Tradewinds


Volunteer Trail Clearing In Full Swing

Editor,
This season has gotten off to even a better start than last, despite the
vegetation growing on steroids in September and October.
The regular volunteer days this year are Tuesday and Thursday morn-
ings with the pickups at the same times. Our new van, compliments of
V.I. National Park, leaves the maintenance yard next to Mongoose Junci-
ton at 8 a.m. sharp, then Cinnamon Campground at 8:15 a.m. and Maho
Campground at 8:30 a.m.
For the next two weeks we will be working at Annaberg on both Tues-
day and Thursday each week arriving their about 8:45 a.m. and staying
until 1 p.m.
Sincerely, Jeff Chabot
Volunteer Coordinator for Friends of VINP

Athletic Field is a Community Affair

Editor,
Thank you for Katie Tarta's coverage of new sports offerings at Gifft
Hill School. Just as GHS plans to share the school's athletic field with
the St. John community, its construction has been a community effort.
Along with the contributions of Pond Bay, we would also like to ac-
knowledge a substantial portion of the field construction thus far has
been performed and donated by Brent Squires/Stone Masonry-with ad-
ditional in-kind work by Majestic Constuction and Correa Excavating.
Trayser Construction will oversee the completion of the field with fund-
ing from generous supporters of GHS.
Thank you to Kent Wessinger for his hard work toward expanding
athletic offerings for St. John youth and to all of our parent and commu-
nity volunteers. We look forward to the completion of the playing field
and sharing this invaluable community resource.
Sincerely,
Benjamin Biddle, GHS Headmaster

How To Ask for a Salary Increase

Editor,
One day an employee sends a letter to his boss asking for an increase
in his salary !
Dear Bo$$
In thi$ life, we all need Some thing mo$t desperately.
I thinkyou Should be understanding of the need$ ofu$ worker$ who
have given $o much $upport including Sweat and Service to your com-
pany.
I am Sure you will gue$$ what I mean and respond Soon.
Your$ $incerely,
Norman

The next day, the employee received this letter of reply:
Dear NOrman,
I kNOw you have been working very hard. NOwadays, NOthing much
has changed. You must have NOticed that our company is NOt doing
NOticeably well as yet.
NOw the newspapers are saying the world's leading ecoNOmists are
NOt sure if the United States may go into aNOther recession. After the
NOvember presidential elections things may turn bad.
I have NOthing more to add NOw. You kNOw what I mean.
Yours truly,
David
Submitted by Z. Hruza,
St. John


CORRECTION: Hugo Dennis' name was incorrect in the ar-
ticle "Local AARP Members Hear from Regional Officials" in the
December 8-14. 2008 issue of the St. John Tradewinds. We apolo-
gize for the error.








St. John Tradewinds, December 15-21, 2008 19



Friends Wrapping Up Storm Chain, Looking Ahead to Future Projects


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After four years of work, the
Hurricane Hole storm mooring
chain project is wrapping up this
month.
Friends of V.I. National Park
launched the project in 2004, with
the installation of about 60 storm
berths. Since then, the group has
overseen the installation of an
additional 30 berths. In the final
phase of the project, American
Underwater Contractors installed
about 30 more berths in Princess
and Otter Creeks last week.
"It's something we've wanted
to do for a long time," said Joe
Kessler, Friends of VINP's execu-
tive director. "It's all part of mak-
ing the park anchor-less. The big
issue was having enough moorings
to accommodate boaters who live
here as well as visiting boaters
who use the park."
"The moorings are safer, and
certainly a simpler, way to anchor
and they protect the environment,"
Kessler said.
Manta Ray Anchors
The anchor system used for
many of the berths utilized a 15-
foot sand screw as part of its
heavy-duty construction. Areas in
Princess and Otter Creeks, howev-
er, were too shallow to accommo-
date that type of system, so install-
ers are using manta ray anchors
instead, Kessler explained.
"This time we're going into ar-
eas we had to skip, so there was a
gap in Princes Creek and another


in Otter Creek where the sand is
only eight or nine feet deep," he
said. "We're using the manta ray
anchors because they can be used
in shallower areas. They are kind
of like a shovel and you drive them
into the sea floor."
"When you hit rock or can't
go any further, you pull up on
the chain and it springs back so
the anchor is parallel to the water
surface," continued the Friends of
VINP executive director.
Each anchor point along the en-
tire hurricane hole storm chain is
tested to hold 20,000 pounds, Kes-
sler added.
"These anchors have specs be-
tween 12,000 and 18,000 pounds
so we put two down for each berth
and they're joined by a length of
chain and hooked up by one-inch
ground tackle," he said.
User-Friendly
Overall, the Friends saw about
120 storm berths installed as part
of the project, with about 30 feet
of spacing between each. VINP of-
ficials, however, have spaced the
berths even further apart, accord-
ing to Kessler.
"There are somewhat fewer
berths than 120 because the park
has been making the berths a little
bigger on the recommendation of
local boaters," he said. "We want
to make the chain is as user-ac-
cessible as possible. Despite this
year's berth registration being less
than optimal, having the chain has
made hurricane season less stress-
ful for boating interests."


Boaters can put down ground
tackle as soon as VINP opens Hur-
ricane Hole usually in early
June well before the threat of a
storm even approaches.
"People already have their spot
and have their gear down," said
Kessler. "Then they just have to go
back and add more ground tackle
as needed."
Local and Visiting Boaters
Local boaters aren't the only
ones enjoying the Hurricane Hole
storm berth chain, Kessler added.
"We've certainly seen a huge
advantage by having people not
tying to the mangroves," he said.
"The whole system has made the
environment cleaner out there.
Protecting the mangroves helps
fish, turtles the whole popula-
tion."
Funding from the Gulf of Mex-
ico Foundation, an anonymous
donor and the National Park Ser-
vice helped cover the estimated
$115,000 price tag for the final
phase of storm mooring installa-
tion in Hurricane Hole, according
to the Friends executive director.
As the Friends see one major


project wrapped up, officials al-
ready have their eyes on the next
item on their agenda creating
accessible trails in the park.
Francis Bay Boardwalk
"While St. John isn't ideal for
people with mobility issues, there
are several trails that are somewhat
level and we're going to make
them wheelchair-accessible," said
Kessler.
Friends officials will start at the
Francis Bay salt pond trail where
volunteers will install a roughly
800 foot boardwalk past the bird
viewing platform down to the
beach, according to Kessler.
MSI donated all the wood for
the boardwalk, but Friends is
looking for donations or funds to
purchase fasteners and volunteers
to construct the walkway, Kessler
added.
Next, officials will head to the
Cinnamon Bay trail where perme-
able concrete and hard-pack gravel
will help make the area through
the ruins to the beginning of the
loop trail accessible to people with
mobility difficulties.
Friends officials will be closer


to the beach at Cinnamon for their
next project of renovating the ar-
cheology lab at the bay.
Revamping Archeology Lab
"The park archeology depart-
ment has been there since the late
1990s and they've unearthed such
amazing stuff, but they have no
place to display their finds," said
Kessler. "All of this stuff has been
sitting in boxes. The idea is to get
this collection out to the public
along with the story of the island's
history from pre-Columbus times
on."
The cultural and environmental
heritage center will house muse-
um-quality cabinets which could
one day be moved to a larger facil-
ity, Kessler added.
"We know that structure at the
beach is small, so we're look-
ing ahead to have another, larger
structure built in the future," he
said. "So whatever we build it will
be able to be moved somewhere
eventually."
For more information, to donate
to Friends or to help the group con-
struct the Francis Bay trail board-
walk, call 779-4940.


Zacharias James Wilson


Zacharias James Wilson was born on October 14, at 6:22 p.m.
at R.L. Schneider Hospital in St. Thomas to Anna Adams and Jim
Wilson, of S/V We'll Sea in Coral Bay. Congratulations Anna and
Jim!







20 St. John Tradewinds, December 15-21, 2008


SJohn Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elli
St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott


Edika Franco, above left, and Dwight Smith, above right,
spoke to the JESS students during their final class of the
Junior Achievement pilot program.

Junior Achievement Pilot Program


Continued from Page 11
he said.
A total of 52 students in the two
JESS seventh grade classes took
part in the worthwhile program,
explained Paul Devine, St. John
Junior Achievement VI coordina-
tor.
"The program allows children
to see how business works and
allows them to perhaps start the
process of going into business for
themselves," said Devine. "Once
you understand how a business
works you can start to see yourself
in business. Junior Achievement
provides not only the curriculum,
but provides a way for kids to real-
ize they have the potential to start
their own businesses."
Both the instructors and the stu-
dents benefited from the program,
Devine added.
"The kids just loved it," he said.
"The teachers and the instructors
got really into the program too.


Angie had to go away this week,
but she flew down just for the last
class."
As the initial program proved
to be such a success, officials are
hoping to incorporate the program
at Guy Benjamin School in Coral
Bay at the third and fourth grade
levels, according to Devine.
While the program is taught
and run by volunteers, funds are
needed to purchase the curriculum
and Junior Achievement officials
will be requesting donations in the
future to cover expenses, Devine
added.
If all goes as planned Junior
Achievement classes will be avail-
able for all students in the Virgin
Islands, explained the St. John
program coordinator.
"We really hope to have the
program stay within the curricu-
lum of the Virgin Islands schools
and we'd like to have the classes
at every level," he said.


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Paws for a Moment


ACC Celebrates Christmas for the Animals


By Bonny Corbeil
I St. John Tradewinds
The Animal Care Center Christmas for the
SAnimals 2008 fund raiser was hosted at beauti-
ful Tango Mare in Hart Bay on the evening of
I Friday, December 5.
This beautiful villa was generously donated
for the party by Ed and Sharon Metz and Lynn
and Terry English. Sincere thanks to them!
Tango Mare was creatively decorated in a roar-
ing 20s theme all in silver, black and red with
a "Bullets and Roses" outside bar; an inside "Pro-
hibition Bar" including a large ice-filled bath-tub;
Special lighting with an abundance of hanging
pearl beads; (bubble gum) cigarettes with hold-
Sers; cigarette girls; gangsters with suspenders;
and flapper women doing the Charleston at every
Opportunity as 1920s music played.
A "police raid" was staged and, according to
SMaia Mongie, it was so real she almost had a
heart attack! Most ticket purchasers showed up at
This event dressed in Roaring 20s costumes which
only added to the fun of the evening.
S Strings of pearls, 20s feathered head bands,
gangster hats in both white and black were all on
sale so someone's island fancy dress could eas-
ily be transported back in time. Of course, raffle
tickets were on sale with wonderful donated priz-
es from local businesses to raise much needed
funds.
It was another fun-filled ACC event which
raised $10,000. There were a good number of
wonderful photographs taken which can be print-
ed and purchased for only $5 each at The Mail
Center, with all proceeds going to the ACC. This
Could be the perfect Christmas present or stock-
ing stuffer!
As usual a number of volunteers worked
tirelessly to make this event happen. All of the
food and drinks were donated.
The ACC Board of Directors, island animal


supporters and the needy animals of St. John,
thank all of these people for their continual sup-
port especially at this special and busy time of
the year.
Alfredo's Landscaping, Anne Marie Por-
ter, Baked in the Sun, Biras Creek Resort, Bob
Schlesinger, Bougainvillea, Calypso Charters,
Caneel Bay Resort, Chelsea Drug, Connections,
Consolidated: Asolare, Paradiso, etc., Coral Bay
Jewelers, Frames of Mind, Freebird, Happy Fish,
Kaleidoscope Videos, KatiLady Villa Services
and Catering, La Tapa, Lady Linsey (Ritz Carl-
ton), Lime Inn, The Mail Center, Michael Ban-
zhaf, Ocean Grill, Palm Tree Charters, Passion
Fruit Catering, Pink Papaya, Sandcastle Hotel,
St John Editions, St John Hardware, St John Ice,
Sugar Estate Distributing, Sun Times, Ted's Din-
ner Club, Terry English and Ed Metz, Waterfront
Bistro, West Indies Company, Westin Resort,
WOW Events, Christie's of St. John and ZoZo's.
And a huge thank you to these volunteers for
helping in this important fund raiser:
CFA Board Committee Organizers: Diana
Ripley, Monica Monro, Jason Corley and Jenni-
fer Troisi with special creative involvement from
Heather Ruhsam, Alec Harris and Connie Joseph.
And thanks to Bruce Munro, Kate Norfleet, Mr.
Joseph, Jane Keyser, Maia Mongie, Vicki Becker,
Lucy Portlock, Leslie D'Avegon, Sarah Bigelow,
Laurie Odenbach, Stephen Morgan, Debbie Penn,
Angie Stepleton, Erika Kellerhals, Meaghan
Enright, Seth Morgan, Malik Stevens, Zenobia
Howe, Christie Allyn and Miles Stair for all of
your hard work. And to the ACC Board of Direc-
tors BJ Harris, Bonny Corbeil, Monica Munro,
Diana Ripley, John Fuller, Oriel Smith, Jason
Corley, Jennifer Troisi, Jennifer Dale, Catherine
Fahy and Dean Baldwin. Thanks for all that you
do to keep the ACC doors open and operating.
Holiday blessings to all the special people of a
very special place, St John.


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St. John Tradewinds, December 15-21, 2008 21


Friday, December 5
10:45 a.m. Management at
the Post Office in Cruz bay c/
requesting police assistance with
a male who is creating a distur-
bance. Police assistance.
11:57 a.m. A citizen c/r that a
male is creating a disturbance in
the area of Mongoose Junction.
Police assistance.
1:25 p.m. A visitor from
Oregon c/r being in an auto ac-
cident in the area of Hawksnest
Bay. Traffic accident.
Saturday, December 6
7:45 a.m. -A citizen p/request-
ing police assistance with a male.
Police assistance.
8:48 a.m. An employee of
Love City Mini Mart c/request-
ing police assistance. Police as-
sistance.
10:00 a.m. An Estate Bel-
levue resident p/r someone stole
his Play Station 3. Grand lar-
ceny.
Monday, December 8
9:20 a.m. An Estate Pas-
tory resident p/r that she is be-
ing harassed constantly by her
ex-boyfriend who destroyed sev-
eral items of hers. Destruction of
property.
12:30 p.m. A citizen c/r an
individual drifting on a motor
boat in the area of Privateer Bay.
St. John Rescue was notified.
8:20 p.m. An employee of
Maho Bay c/r a suspicious male
walking in the campground with
a flash light. Suspicious activity.
10:34 p.m. A citizen r/ his


campground was broken into.
Burglary in the third.
Tuesday, December 9
6:30 a.m. An Estate Zooten-
vaal resident r/ someone slashed
three of her tires on her Jeep
Wrangler. Damage to a vehicle.
11:00 a.m. A citizen c/r an
accident in the area of the Beach
Bar parking lot. Auto accident.
7:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that
someone unknown damaged his
rental vehicle. Damage to a ve-
hicle.
No time given A citizen p/r
he has a trespasser on his prop-
erty. Police assistance.
Wednesday, December 10
8:55 p.m. An Estate Pas-
tory resident p/r that a female
stole $3,000 from his residence.
Grand larceny.
12:20 p.m. EMT c/request-
ing police assistance with a male
who attempted to commit sui-
cide. Attempted suicide.
1:40 p.m. An Estate Ren-
dezvous resident p/r an incident
with the Westin Resort. Police
assistance.
3:00 p.m. A citizen p/re-
questing police assistance. Po-
lice assistance.
4:05 p.m. An Estate Enighed
resident p/r she lost her wallet in
Cruz Bay. Lost wallet.
4:10 p.m. An Estate Belle-
vue resident p/r she lost her wal-
let. Lost wallet.
4:45 p.m. An Estate Enighed
resident p/r being harassed via
telephone. Telephone harass-


ment.
7:45 p.m. An Estate Enighed
resident p/r she was assaulted by
a female. Simple assault.
Thursday, December 11
2:15 a.m. An Estate Pastory
resident p/r that his brother took
his vehicle without his permis-
sion. Unauthorized use of ve-
hicle.
9:00 a.m. A Lovango Cay
resident r/ that she was assaulted
by her boyfriend. Aggravated as-
sault and battery, DV
5:00 p.m. A Cruz Bay resi-
dent c/requesting police assis-
tance with a male at her resi-
dence. Disturbance of the peace,
DV
5:40 p.m. A George Sim-
monds Terrace resident p/re-
questing police assistance. Po-
lice assistance.
7:35 p.m. An Estate Glucks-
berg resident p/r an adult female
is harassing her minor son. Dis-
turbance of the peace.
9:00 p.m. An Estate Adrian
resident p/r she was threatened in
the area of the Youth Center. Dis-
turbance of the peace, threats.
Friday, December 12
7:00 a.m. A construction
worker at Calabash Boom con-
struction site c/r a burglary on
said property. Burglary in the
third.
11:30 a.m. An Estate Cala-
bash Boom resident p/r a dis-
turbance with her ex-boyfriend.
Disturbance of the peace, threats,
DV


Gifts for the Kids

Children in grades
fourth through sixth were
treated to Christmas gifts
courtesy of the St. John
Festival and Cultural
Organization on Tuesday
afternoon, December 9,
in Frank Powell Sr. Park.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photos by Tom Oat


St. John Police Report


Land Line Emergency No: 911

Cellular Emergency No: 340-776-9110

St. John Police Department: 340-693-8880

St. John Fire Service: 340-776-6333


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 16
With a mixture of classical music, holiday favorites, and a tra-
ditional sing-a-long, the St. John Singers are ready to ring in the
festive season. The choir will present a concert in Cruz Bay on
Tuesday, December 16, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17
The Coral Bay Christmas tree lighting and carol sing will be
Wednesday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the basketball court.
Coral Bay neighborhoods from Ajax Peak to Mandahl and
everyone in between, should come prepared to share their caroling
voices.
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.
Friday, December 19
The Guy H. Benjamin Elementary School annual Christmas
Program will be on Friday, December 19, at 10 a.m. at the school
basketball court. The public is invited to attend. For more informa-
tion, contact GBS principal Dionne Wells at 776-6242.
Friday, December 19
The Artists' Association of St. John is hosting a big sale at its
gallery in the Lumberyard from Friday, Decemeber 19, through
Sunday, December 21, from 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, December 20
With a 14-year-old thoroughbred horse eating her out of house
and home, Carolina Corral owner Dana Bartlett is trying to raise
enough funds to transport the equine to a new home in the states.
A raffle drawing will be at 8 p.m. on December 20 at Island Blues,
followed by a live auction.
Saturday, December 20
With a mixture of classical music, holiday favorites, and a tra-
ditional sing-a-long, the St. John Singers are ready to ring in the
festive season, he choir will present a concert in Coral Bay on Sat-
urday, December 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 21
St. John Pentecostal Church of God invites the community to
its Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 21, at 4:30 p.m. Spei-
cal guests are Spencer Stapleton, Yvette Powell, Christine Charles,
Willis Fahie and the Gospel Tones and more.
Thursday, December 25
Merry Christmas! St. John Tradewinds news office will be
closed to the public from December 20-28, 2008
Friday, December 26
The Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra's next public
performance will be at the Community Kwanzaa Program on
Friday, December 26 in Frank Powell Park at 6 p.m.



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 15-21, 2008


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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School
776-6291

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

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

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

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

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

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


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.
776-6731

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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


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Classifieds


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

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


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


PART TIME OFFICE MANAGER
to work with outstanding team of Real Estate professionals
effervescent personality, project oriented, good computer skills
HOLIDAY HOMES OF ST. JOHN, INC.
call 776-6776




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





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St John OEye Care
boulon center

COMPLETE

GLASSES
$79 Single Vision
$109 Bifocals

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


RELIABLE TV
RELIABLE
INTERNET
Satellite services from
Dish Network &
Hughesnet. Always on.
There when you need it.
340 779 4001
sloopjones@sloopjones.com


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


TWO GUYS AUTO
& MARINE REPAIR
60 years experience, all types
of repair to custom builds
and fabrication. Also engine
and trans replacement. Great
stateside parts supplier.
Call 776-3455




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




Super panoramic BVI to
St. Croix view from this
3/4 acre lot. Prominent
ridge building sight offers
unmatchable views. High,
cool, peaceful, unspoiled,
ocean sunrise, moonrise,
afternoon shade, large trees.
$475,000 pre-listing price
firm with owner financing
possible. 643-6772


2 BD/2 BA one of the
best fully furnished luxury
apartments on Gift Hill.
Outstanding attention to
detail. $3,000/mo + utilities.
Call 340-690-6049


Gift Hill house, furnished,
cable, wifi, w/d. Upstairs
2 bd/1 ba, $2500. Main
level 2 master bedrooms,
$3200 + electric.
513-9661


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


3 BR/2 BA home with
W/D on Bordeaux Mt.,
ocean view. Asking $3K
Call Ron at 340-513-9025
rdoh4107@taol.com


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:
mark@&markofexcellence.com




Balance Body, Mind,
Spirit. Live your fullest
potential. CranioSacral
& SomatoEmotional
Release Therapy.
Joan Farrenkopf, LMBT
#1052
643-5452 for appointment


markpetplace
Office Space with
Full Generator
Back-up
From 181 to 980 sq. ft.

PRICES

SLASHED
Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Elevator.
Call Barbara at 776-6455


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


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

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


1 COMMONS


Brand New Office
& Retail Space
AVAILABLE
Excellent Location right
next to Westin! Ideal spaces
remaining for office & retail,
ample parking, generator.
Immediate Occupancy
1ST MONTH FREE RENT
FOR BUILD-OUT
Call 732-489-3264
GreenleafHolding@aol.com



'96 NISSAN PATHFINDER
4WD, auto, 20" chrome rims,
black, tint, CD, sun roof,
135k, runs great! PRICE
REDUCED! $7,900.
340-690-2420.

2006 JEEP WRANGLER
Yellow, hardtop, extended
length, 4x4, A/C, CD player,
hardly driven with very low
mileage.$19,500.00 or OBO
(860) 912-3718

2000 CHEVY BLAZER
4-door, automatic, 4WD,
low mileage, pewter color,
radio/cassette player.
$4,500.00 or OBO
Call 340-776-6496


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available


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Marina Market Gallows Point
The Mail Center South Shore Road
Cruz Bay Nature's Nook Pine Peace Market
1st Stop Convenience Papaya Cafe Westin Resort
Baked in the Sun Starfish Market
Book & Bean Coral Bay
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Business Directory


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

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

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

Century Hill Estates Vacation Rentals
(340) 779-1804; 340-227-6688
www.centuryhillestates.com

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

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

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

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

Architecture
Coral Bay Design Buidl
340-779-7445
www.coralbaydesignbuild.com

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

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

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


Beauty
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

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

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

Galleries
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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Interior Design
Designs Of Aqua Bay, Inc.
Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614
www.designsofaquabay.com

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

Landscaping
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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Services
The Marketplace
Everything you need in one place

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

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








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MongooseJunction
TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
TOWN Coral Bay
. O UNT RY 340-774-7962
/ C XIos !i 340-777-5350 fax
Swww.towncountryusvi.com
tcusvi@islands.vi
REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box191, St.John, VI00831


SECLUDED NORTH SHORE RETREAT is
bordered by National Park lands w/ stunning
views of Leinster Bay, Annaberg Sugar Mill,
Tortola & gorgeous clear waters of Mary's Creek.
3 bedrms, 3 baths w/ a large & comfortable deck
perfect for outdoor entertaining & living. Lot size
0.765+/- acre, W-1 zoning w/restrictions 2.65m


PISTARCLE COTTAGE -0.50+/-acre,
R-1, Hansen Bay, 180 degree views down
Drakes Passage including many BVI islands.
Two bedroom, two bath with pool..$995,000


6A-1-1 ST QUACO & ZIMMERMAN 0.4592 acre, $350,000, moderate grade, lovely views
of Johnson Bay to Hurricane Hole. Watch your own boat at anchor!
5C-1 FRIIS -0.38+/-acre, R-2 zoning. $495,000. Atop a headland with expansive eastern
views of Round Bay, Flanagan Island to the BVI's, this parcel enjoys lean air, ocean breezes.
Adjacent waterfront parcel available for $895,000.
449 CHOCOLATE HOLE -0.45+/-acre, R-2, $419,000. Price reduction on this desireable
North Chocolate Hole Parcel.
7CC CAROLINA -0.50+/-acre, R-1 zoning. $500,000. Private parcel with underground
utilities and paved estate road access has sweeping views of Coral Harbor, Bordeaux and beyond.
Driveway and house site have been excavated.

Contact ohn Ford, Broker jford@hughes.net


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

SADIE SEA Wonderful oppor- IC
tunity to own and operate an estab- p C
lished charter boat. Currently doing

trips and NPS Reef Bay hike return
trips to Cruz Bay. $100,000


FISH BAY Private and se
eluded 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.
$699,000

DEVELOPMENT
PROPERTY
R-2 parcel overlooking Cruz Bay,
mature rolling hills, knoll tops
and sunset views over St. Thomas.
9.45 Acres $6.2 Million
LAND
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
C 772-4182 for St. Croix listings!


"Andante by the See"- A 3
bedroom pool villa on a ridge
lop between 2 bays. provides
stunning sunrise to sunset
views. Features include hard-
wood & stone accenis, tasteful
furnishings, path to beach &
dual road access for expansion
or addition of a guest cottage on
Ihe one acre pls lot. Adeeded
walking pathway leads to Hart
Bay Beach nearby. This popular
rental home has an impressive
rental hisory. $1,895,000.00


"SeaWing" is a uniquely
designed masonry home with
abulous panoramic views over
Hurricane Hole, East End and
the BV1, and an easy stroll to
your own deeded access at
Pebble Beach! Just like living
on he sea with stunning Blue-
Water views sparing outside
your windows This is a popular
short term rental, fully air condi-
ioned and near Coral Bay.
Fantastic sunrises are guaran-
teed.Reduced to $899,000


"sland Fancy" Classic Island
home high in Upper Rendez-
vous with stunning views from
Thaleh Cay to St. Thomas ,
south to St. Croix and easi lo
Ram's Head. This changing
house features highights of
naive stone, open floor plan.
large decks, mature landscap-
ing and wonderful privacy.
There is an apartment on the
lower level, also with large
decks and storage. $2,950,
aoo


"ZOOTENVAAL COTTAGES" A unique SI. John property with 850 of waterfront, including a white
powder sand beach. Almost 5 acres at prisine Hurricane Hole, a National Marine Monument, on
beaulf l Borck Creek There are 4 short term rental cottages on the property. Cottages are masonry
construction and in ecellenI condition. One is right on the beach. $12M

"PaIr Terrac Villas"- Four of te newest and most spacious condos to be found on St. John. New
construction finished in 2005, beautiful views, sun deck and pool area, walk to town and Frank Bay
Beah. The two bedroom is over 1700 sq. f. and the Ihree bedroom penthouse units are over 2100
sqt. All feature large kitchens, granite c rontertops, stainless appliances, large closets. private
washer and dryer and ample storage These condos hae it all. $975,000 to $1,399,000


Team San Martin Perfect Building Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. at Great Price!
Take advantage now to buy
one of the best priced lots in
St. Croix. .74 acres located
in exclusive East End.
MLS# 08-508 Fabulous Buck Island view
$50,000 very buildable lot. Come
and create your dream home
5 Company Street D/AAtI. with an awesome Caribbean
Christiansted, VI 00820 Outsta m- view. Dual access from
340.773.1048 www.teamsmarti.com Otnng Relt upper and lower roads.
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartin.com OutaandinR Results, upper and lower roads.









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FEA'rLRED LISTINGS


ANA" villa has 2br
hL b a'i PI.IJS a J'n-
Iba unit. ClosC TO
riValtc nJd mcclnldcd.
panoramic sunset
water views to S1.
lit ery impressr e
;Vuy. $,4 95,01D0.


TWO HOMES Cnering completion. A 2br, Zba and Lbr. ]ba collagc. Euge views. Just Il 915000.
BONUSrl Private wcI1 ma~tiiJind homa in C nral Rpa wirih an FXTRA ILOT' ONLY $425,0 0.
CONDOMINIUMS
Developer Unitg GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcetLchrrFon devecl, W]t Ctm This 2BR. 1.5BA unit is
i' uor from ihesc 2)2br 2ba just one mile from Cruz
units starring alt 5~75,00D. Sy- Atiazi4g stJise water
And, (2) 3br 2ba units viewi ~ o versized veranda
starting at l,100,000. and huge pool. 5549,000-
GRANDE BAY *Assignment of Contract" Pent house unit still available for JUST..... $875.000.
WHY RENT Sunset Ridge 2 new Ibr, Lba units w/ huge water views. $279.000 & $299.000-
SIRENUSA Luxury condo dce l, is n4erly complied 2.3 & JBR Ovail. & being at $1 .,l,00,0.
LAND
TWO LOTSF 0 501l- acrCs PHENOMENAL wilterrrcin
ca.h. Onac bOanss s1$ Clf parcIl in pncecful Fish
sand'coral beebhfrom. And, Bay. The perfect building
adjacent Lot maintains itslocaiion for your dream
own deeded beach palth vacation villa w/ cusy
accetI ONLY $999"000. heah access. $925,000.
SPECIAL PRICEII Virgin Orand Estites twiO AmAzing 0.4 *.': crc lots. EALc for Only $275,000.
IS ACRES & 20 tuh-dividcd IrPt above Rendetiv u with mot rroad~ pAved Cell u* for Details,
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Motivated Owncie Carolina .25+/- ac Gncat views. S209,999.
SUB-D[V]DABLE pArcLl near CrTU B*y. WIatr vitw* over Pilsbury Sound............... $42,000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomparable north shore views........ $2.500.000
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Mamcy Peak. Amazing 360 views. $1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-at.knoll lop w/panoramic views exuellcnt development potential.] .299.999.
WATERFRONT A RABl OPPORTUNITY in PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAl, AT .........-5 0,~D
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable 1.73+/- ac. lot with great water views.....5449,r999
RBDUCED oivtrsized loi in Coral Bay near proposed marina projec............. JUST $310S000.
FLAT quarter acre i '- p1arel i !(Iden 1]-an huild d l views in Irrluane ]inic 137 500,
EMMAUS A Igrca Iol l a grcrt price wilh bugC Coral Bay harbor vuew s.....Now jut 114.5000.
CONDOMINIUM dcrclopa1cnn project ha. pl1A( and pirAd ptrmiI$* fer a ]$I unii$ S2,7350.00.
TIMESHARES COMMERCIAL-
WESTEN VACAT[ON CLUB Rela] and enjoy a SCUBA/PLEASURE boam busineti w. iimpres.
u wk in paradise. Access 1 Beach. peels. sive 4 year history. locl. 2001 Powercat and all
CLLtnc*s club. ccanis, bars,. rcMlaju;lrnts ; and 4drve equip You lArc in hufines or 5169,900.
shopping. Mosi weeks are avaiLable. Prices LOCATION, LOCATION Many options eCXist
range from $11.500 to $125.000. for ihis Retail Shopping Center. $2,250,00.0




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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.


.E past. present EXQ1UISTE SRR. BA CARIBEE
rental history. Mxl;Lclh) illa id Vi*irg tir .rd Zha wvi In
BR. 2BA ensuilt Esiates boasi fanilastie vitews Instie br.
t6r plan IeCdiin tfr of Great Cruz Bay to S. iumw yre pi
widduiks ffnrhming TIhomna T1cludcs their higblcs Beaulfunl
'aribbean ocean qUaLiTy finiIhes y'ou'~ etxpFei Caribbtan
e brick patio pool in Lhin Mtulli rmilliD]E dDla~ 'LFTama; wi
just S1,025,000, neighborhood. $2,199,999. icmraJ hi
HOMES
It ,OWlIt PTlit AY.Y 4 LIR. DRASTIC R IUCTIONI
& 4.5 BA villa excepiaiDally This popular 3br, 3ba
|fuIrnshcd with laIe pool vacalivin villa with great
1Aind !oCatC4d JuLtl slep; away l'CaThbehCn flauT hae
fronm secLudd whhi, lam* intg pnoranic terTCr
's lndy bhaeb. S6,00O,000. views. Now only $S59,000D


EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
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.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
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
ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE -
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views.................. $299k
SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS-
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $182k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site....................................$280k
ESTATE CAROLINA -
Lower Bordeaux, BVI views, paved road .................. $199k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway........................... $255k
Gentle slope, Bordeaux Mt., 0.63 ac......................... $349k
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 1V2 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.
$675,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Poured concrete 3 bdrm/
2 bath home on a flat 34 acre site adjacent to National Park.
Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking
along the secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, 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

WATERFRONT "LIME TREE BAY" HAS "GREAT EXPECTATIONS", the ultimate UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath "WINDWARDSIDE" super privacy "COCONUTS"3X3"GIFFT HILL "INCREDIBLE FISH BAY VALUE!"
WHITE SAND BEACH! 1 ac' 7br 7.5 bth villa has spectacular highlights VILLA" im- Hugepanoram-
Private East End es- compound: private Coral Bay views from these 2 won- pressive ic views and a
tate with 490' shore- tennis court, 2 this custom 3 level derful masonry views with quiet, breezy
line on Round Bay pools, 2 spas, & 2 home. Mainlevelhas cottages. Hot awesome location that
consists of a 5 bdrm beautifully appoint- spacious great room tubs, bricked sunsets & borders Nature
stone & masonry ed homes! Deeded and front porch. In- courtyard and St. Thom- Conservancy
home on almost 5 access to walk to 2 terior staircase goes wonderful de- as lights. property make
acres. Cooling breez- beaches. Impres- to 2 master suites & cor make this Caribbean this 4 bed x 2
es & gorgeous water sive rental history. a lower level studio a very special style. bath home a
$4,995,000 views! $2,999,500 Walk to Cruz Bay. $1,500,000 suite below. $1,400,000 offering. $1,250,000 $750,000 must see!


"HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24ACRES
subdivideable bordering National Park with
spectacular BVI views! $1,999,000
"SABA BAY" WATER-
FRONT & HILLSIDE
12 acre subdivide-
able waterfront plus 4
hillside lots available.
Incredible BVI views!
Priced from $699,000
CAROLINA LAND wide array of choices in
this very special part of the island $135,000
to $495,000
AZURE SKIES OVER THE CRYSTAL SEA
will entice you to build your dream home
on this Upper Peter Bay lot. Deeded beach
access a white sandy beach! $3,200,000
WATERFRONT parcels ranging from .5 -
1.36 acres in some of St. John's best areas!
$499,000-$1,999,000


exclusively Listed Land
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UPPER MONTE BAYESTATES"-SPEC- "ESTATE CONCORDI E" -


TACULAR, PRIVATE SOUTH SHORE LOTS
WITH PRISTINE VIEWS. Low density sub-
division with 7 large parcels, paved road,
stone walls & underground utilities; above
Rendezvous Bay. $1,000,000 to 1,400,000.
"LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside
properties feature upscale amenities and
infrastructure; barge landing with piers,
paved roads, underground electric, access
to beach and much more! Amazing views,
priced from $499,000
"CHOCOLATE HOLE VIEW LOTS"
Sunrise to Sunset on two adjoining breezy
lots with views of Hart Bay east and St.
Thomas west. $550,000, $575,000 or
$995,000 for both.
PREMIUM FISH BAY LOT 0.66 acre has
expansive views, cooling breezes and
paved access. $389,000


Premier location, with
extraordinary water
views, some border
National Park -some
are waterfront! From
.78 acre to 3 acres.
Priced from $550,000
"BOATMAN POINT" Wonderfulwater-front
lot, 1.2 acres. Community beach, under-
ground utilities, paved roads. Complete 5
bedroom Barefoot Architect house plans
with topographical survey convey with this
prime south shore property. $1,875,000
"MANDAHL" Flat land, in remote walkto beach
location. Build your dream island cottage on
this level building site. Reduced to $110,000
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Beautiful sun-
set views with a gentle, down hill building site.
This .649 acre parcel is priced to sell!! $274,900


Investment
Opportunities
"THE MARKETPLACE" PRIME COM-
MERCIAL SPACES available in St
John's premier mall. Various office
suites, retail spaces and a built t out res-
taurant space. Available immediately
Rents start at $762.57 per month.
"GALLOWS SEAVIEW" (2x2) .58
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
"GYM IN PARADISE" Success-
ful Gym for sale. Established 12+
years. Excellent location. Inventory
included. $50,000


Condominiums
"GALLOWS POINT" 3 premier OCEAN FRONT units
(2-upper & 1-lower) each with private deck/patio. Walk
to town! $1,400,000 & $1,200,000
BEACHFRONT "GRANDE BAY RESORT" Condos
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
INDULGE YOURSELF WITH RESORT LIVING IN
THE COMFORTS OF YOUR OWN PRIVATE CON-
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. lime-
shares start at $11,000
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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PRICED TO SELL, 4 bdrm concrete home in RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to TEMPTRESS 2 bdrm suites separated by 2 MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a charming
Skytop is a terrific bargain! Upper three beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 bdrms & 4 buildings a living area and an impressive B&B offering a gated entry, walkto Frank Bay &
bedroom unit and spacious lower one bdrm Stonework highlights and ensuite baths, baths. Also enjoy the lower 3 bdrm beach kitchen complete with granite countertops, town. (4) lbd/lba units with A/C, common pool
unit. Views of Fish Bay. $735,000 Beautiful landscaping. .46 acre $1,095,000 house. $2,895,000 private decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,650,000 & garage. $975,000


CRUZ BAY .75 acre, 3 bdrm short term
rental with pool and panoramic views. Zoned
R-4 and suited for development. $2,950,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear & view the surf of
Hart Bay. 4 bdrms with ensuite baths and
elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre. Multi-
level floor plan offers privacy. $1,700,000
NEW! This remodeled property with South
Shore views. Additions include 2 new a/c bdrm,
pool, decks, laundry room and kitchen in lower
unit. $1,400,000
ESTATE ROSE Largest private estate
available on South Shore. Double parcel knoll
top offering spectacular views. 3 bdrms, 41/2
baths plus caretaker's cottage. 2.2 Acres.
$4,500,000


ESTATE BETHANY Three lots to choose
from. Down hill builds. South shore views.
Prices start at $170,000.
SEAGRAPE One of the larger parcels in
Seagrape Hill. .41 acres. Offering paved
access. Downhill build. $165,000


FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large ac. Master suites. SS
appliances, mahogany hardwoods, stone
accents. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000
LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" ,4 a/c
identical master suites with island stone
showers, breath taking views, gourmet kitchen,
entertainment center. $2,950,000
GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian
gingerbread architecture and island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 bdrm,
3.5 bath villa, superior craftsmanship,
Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof, 180
views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000


WATERFRONT ON MARIA BLUFF IN
GREAT CRUZ BAY! Spectacular 180 degree
views stretching from St. Croix to Mingo. 1.03
acres $2,250,000
CHOCOLATE HOLE .5 acre site with
beautiful ocean views for $409,000.


HOMES
ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST
BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms
and 5.5 baths. A rare opportunity to own a
home that provides swimmable water access
from the backyard. $4,950,000
ADVENTURE VILLA Lush tropical setting,
Coral Bay views. 4 bdrm luxury villa is built for
comfort, space, privacy. $950,000
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
LAND
ESTATE CONCORDIA Large .81 acre
parcel, easy build, good ocean views, and
breezes, close to NPS beaches. $550,000
WATERFRONT LAND Oversized downhill
building site with gentle slope. Views from St.
Croix to Thatch Cay. 0.71 acres, $899,000


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
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bedroom
villa above the turquoise waters of Rendezvous
Bay. Stunning residence exudes comfort,class
& elegance. $3,895,000
LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage
overlooking Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay, & BVI.
Plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA
w/pool. $489,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style
layout all on one level, access from each room
onto the pool. Central A/C. $2,850,000

ESTATE FISH BAY Expansive Fish Bay
water views, downhill & uphill access, .5 acre,
seller financing possible $275,000
PASTORY Enjoy expansive westerly views
overlooking Pillsbury Sound .34 acres with
cistern and living accommodations. $425,000


ENIGHED Nearly flat town lot overlooking
Turner Bay and zoned R-4. Masonry home, 4
bdrms, 2 baths plus outbuildings. 599,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood,
Room for expansion. $899,000
UPPER CAROLINA! Coral Bay harbor
views. Live in the lower apartment while
completing 2nd unit & the planned 4 bdrm/4
bath pool Villa. $425,000
NEW! Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. $2,399,000
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

MOTIVATED SELLER IN MANDAHL! Side
by side 1/3 acre parcels with gentle slope
overlooking Groot Bay. Deeded beach rights.
W-1 zoning. PRICE REDUCED TO $200,000
for .353 acres and $250,000 for .362 acres
which includes plans.




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