Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: December 22, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009
Copyright 2008/09



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

With Renovations
on Time, Library To
Reopen in February
Page 9

Coral Bay Tree
Lighting and
Carol Sing Brings
Page 3

New Playground at
Montessori School
Page 10

Solutions Found,
Agreements Made
at VIPA Meeting
Page 4

Surly Cantina Mexican
Eatery at Wharfside
Page 12

St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Thomas Oat
Holiday Spirit at GBS
Guy Benjamin School fourth graders proudly display their reindeer puppets
at the school's annual Christmas program. The program attracted scores of
parents and friends to Coral Bay on Friday, December 19. Story on Page 2.

Sussman Donates
for Telemedicine
Page 7

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2 St. John Tradewinds, December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009

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Students, teachers, faculty, family and friends gathered on GBS's playground, above,
for the annual show.

GBS Teachers Take Crowd to 1970s

During Christmas Program Finale

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Guy Benjamin School teachers
donned afro wigs and beads as they
strutted their stuff to 1970s music
during the finale of the school's
annual Christmas program on Fri-
day morning, December 19.
Students in kindergarten
through sixth grade shared Christ-
mas carols and holiday-themed
skits with family and friends in
the playground behind the small
Coral Bay public school during
the annual program.
Highlights of the show included
the GBS choir's rousing renditions
of "Silver Bells," "Look Over
Yonder" and "Feliz Navided," and
the transitional class' Caribbean-
themed "12 Days of Christmas."
Third graders shared stories
of what students should not do at
Christmas time if they want pres-
ents during their song "I'm Get-
ting Nothing for Christmas."
First graders shared a story
about the "Littlest Christmas
Tree" while kindergartners ser-
enaded the crowd and pointed out
students who have helped them in
so far this year. GBS fourth grad-
ers sang a variety of holiday tunes
from "Jingle Bells" to "Deck the

Kindergarten students, above, thanked individual people
who helped them so far this year.

Students in sixth grade shared
a tale about being true to one-
self before singing "Rudolph the
Red-nosed Reindeer." Fifth grad-
ers sang a beautiful rendition of
"Have Yourself a Merry Little
After the students' performanc-

es, it was time for the teachers to
put on their show. Always a delight
for the crowd, GHS teachers and
faculty did not disappoint them
this year. Wearing outrageous out-
fits from the decade, the teachers
showed off their best disco moves
to the sounds of 70s tunes.


Department of Tourism Unveils

New Mocko Jumbie Logo

St. John Tradewinds
The U.S. Virgin Islands introduced the next generation of
branding for the territory with the unveiling of a new logo the
Mocko Jumbie.
The launch of the Mocko Jumbie is the first step in a rollout of
the destination's new branding and marketing materials to debut
in 2009.
"We decided it was time to adapt to the changing marketplace
and develop a new logo and branding that truly represents the U.S.
Virgin Islands and symbolizes the unscripted vacation experience
that comes with having three very distinct islands and a variety
of unique experiences to choose from," said Department of Tour-
ism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. "The Mocko Jumbie
character symbolizes the vibrancy of our people and our culture,
while the stars represent the enchanting and individual spirits of
St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John."
As a result of September 11, 2001, the Department of Tourism
focused its communication efforts on the familiarity of the U.S.
Virgin Islands for Americans with a logo depicting a stylized US
flag and the words "America's Caribbean."
Following months of rigorous market research and focus group
sessions conducted by Atlanta-based advertising agency J. Wal-
ter Thompson, the Department of Tourism learned that while the
"American" aspects of the islands remains important to consum-
ers, what is more compelling are the wide range of experiences
available, the balance between opportunities for interaction versus
seclusion and the natural beauty of the islands.
The logo is the first step in a larger brand repositioning for the
territory which is designed to highlight the "unscripted Caribbean
experience" offered in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The branding transition will culminate in January 2009, when
all of the new branding elements will be used together for the first
time with the launch of a new website for the Department of Tour-
The new logo will soon begin appearing in a number of high-
profile publications while branded materials and all marketing
communication will incorporate the new logo following the web-
site introduction.
For more information about the USVI, visit usvitourism.vi.
When traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. citizens enjoy all
the conveniences of domestic travel including on-line check-in
- making travel to the territory easier than ever.
As a United States territory, travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands
does not require a passport from U.S. citizens arriving from Puerto
Rico or the U.S. mainland. Entry requirements for non-U.S. citi-
zens are the same as for entering the United States from any for-
eign destination. Upon departure, a passport is required for all but
U.S. citizens.

Wright Teaches Art at STJ Montessori
St. John Tradewinds
Local artist Denise Wright taught students at the St. John Mon-
tessori School the layering technique last week as she volunteered
at the new Coral Bay school.
Students utilized the free form art technique to create holiday
gifts for family and friends, and had fun with the visiting artist,
explained school director and teacher Debra Polluci.


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

St. John Tradewinds, December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009 3

St. John educator Guy Benjamin, above center, was
surrounded by friends at the annual show.

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

A crowd of Coral Bay neighbors gathered to celebrate the holiday season, above.

George January, above right, lit the Christmas tree. Children enjoyed the festivities,
above left, and tested Santa's beard to make sure it was real, at right.

A Lasting Tradition, Coral Bay Tree Lighting,

and Carol Sing Joins Neighborhoods Together

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Just as they have been for de-
cades, Coral Bay residents gath-
ered last week to celebrate the hol-
iday season and raise their voices
together in Christmas carols.
Residents from Bordeaux to
Mandahl came out to the Coral
Bay basketball court on Wednes-
day evening, December 17, for the
annual community tree lighting
and sing-along.
Joan Thomas took over emcee-
ing duties this year from usual host
Alvis Christian who is recovering
from an illness. Christian did at-
tend the festivities and Thomas,
sharing quips and jokes that kept
the crowd in stitches, did a fine
job while filling some pretty big
George January, with a little

help from his wife Eirleen and
Thomas, plugged in the lights on
the Christmas tree to start the pro-
gram to cheers from the crowd.
In addition to singing Christ-
mas classics like "O Come All Ye
Faithful" and "It Came Upon a
Midnight Clear," the audience was
treated to history lessons about the
origins of the sing-along from such
luminaries as esteemed St. John
educator Guy Benjamin, January
and Edmund Roberts.
Emmanuel Matthias, a fisher-
man who used to set up a camp-
fire, cook and share his catch with
everyone, actually started the tra-
dition, explained Roberts.
"We used to get together this
time of year and Matthias would
bring the food and we'd all sing,"
Coral Bay elder statesmen Ben-

jamin, the Januarys and Roberts
ensured the tradition continued
and today many residents don't
feel like it's Christmas time until
they gather with friends and family
at the Coral Bay basketball court.
"This is my favorite Christmas
event," said Pam Gaffin. "I've
been coming ever since I moved
to Coral Bay 14 years ago. I love
it because it's neighborhoods inte-
grating with neighborhoods, kids
playing and everyone doing the
things that Christmas is all about."
"It doesn't feel like Christmas
on St. John until I do this and go
see the St. John singers," said Pam
Coral Bay Community Council
president Sharon Coldren helped
make sure the night was a suc-
cess by organizing volunteers
and spearheading a toy drive so

no child would go home empty
"This is a long-standing Coral
Bay tradition to get everyone to-
gether this time of year," said Col-
dren. "We're just happy to help
and make sure it continues."
In addition to the various neigh-
borhoods, Calvary Baptist Church,
Emmaus Moravian Church, Skin-
ny Legs and the St. John Montes-
sori School were also represented.
Just as the notes of the last
Christmas carol were fading, a fire
siren alerted the children to the
imminent arrival of Santa Claus,
riding in with some help from his
friends at the Coral Bay fire sta-
tion. Shrieks of excitement filled
the air as Santa distributed a gift
to each child, and took some last-
minute changes to Christmas wish


Business Directory .............24
Church Schedules ..............22
Classified Ads ................... 23
Community Calendar .........21
Crossword Puzzle ..............22
Ferry Schedules ............... 22
Letters ......................... 6-18
Police Log ................. .... 21
Puzzle ................ ................22
Real Estate ................. 25-27
Wha's Happ'nin' .................6

Thursday, January 1



4 St. John Tradewinds, December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009

Solutions Found, Agreements Made at

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Legislature building in Cruz
Bay was packed to standing room only ca-
pacity Wednesday evening, December 17,
as V.I. Port Authority officials formally ad-
dressed the local and international boating
concerns of charter operators.
Boating interests were especially con-
cerned about how businesses could legally
and safely allow passengers to disembark
on St. John shores after returning from the
British Virgin Islands.
Inter Island Boat Service representative
Sara Puterbaugh first contacted the office
of Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen
- who arranged the meeting when the
matter reached a critical point in early Oc-
That is when Puterbaugh received a letter
from the U.S. Coast Guard informing offi-
cials that Inter Island boats, which provide
ferry service to the BVI, were docking ille-
gally at the Creek, formally called the Vic-
tor W. Sewer Marine Facility.
"We all leave out of the Creek and we
were told it was not a secure facility," said
Puterbaugh. "We can't take people to the
other dock, it is too high and people will
Since October, charter boat operators
have been receiving warning letters from
the USCG, informing them that they will be
fined unless they comply with federal regu-
lations for international travel. Commercial
operators who take passengers out of the
country must pick up and drop off guests at
USCG-approved docks.
"Can't you work with us, and have pa-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

The Cruz Bay Creek, above, is not an authorized area for commerical
vessels to pick up passengers for international travel.

tience, and help us help ourselves?" asked
While the entire territory's tourism in-
dustry has been significantly impacted by
Department of Homeland Security regula-
tions passed after the September 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks on the mainland, St. John
faces a unique set of problems with its prox-
imity to the BVI.
There are inconsistencies with security
check points, according to meeting attend-
ees, as many people complained that any
vehicle or passenger leaving St. John could
be carrying explosives or other dangerous

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and use their plan, and their plan will be
safe," said Borges. "We have these regula-
tions so illegals cannot disembark."
Illegal aliens, however, don't often come
through the ports, according to one member
of the audience.
"They don't come in at the ports," said
Dan Boyd. "They come in along the beach-
Local boaters are the ones who are get-
ting a bad break because of the regulations,
according to Boyd.
"A lot of us are being left out of the pro-
cess," Boyd said. "We just want to use our
ocean waters. I started writing letters about
this eight years ago."
VIPA Director Kenn Hobsen assured ev-
eryone that the authority would "have the
infrastructure in place within the next two
months" to help charter businesses continue
While letters warning of possible fines
have been sent out, no one has been fined
to date, according to a representative of the
USCG's St. Thomas detachment.
The USCG is, however, required to con-
tinue the investigations in spite of any prog-
ress made on an appropriate plan.
Pino granted Puterbaugh and other char-
ter boat operators permission to work out a
temporary disembarkation procedure at the
Creek so passengers won't be forced to con-
tinue to buy tickets there, then walk through
the streets of Cruz Bay to board vessels at
the Cruz Bay ferry dock.
St. John residents will be kept informed
as the agencies and officials work together
on a plan to bring the Creek into compli-
ance, Hobsen added.

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Woman Breaks Sternum in Car Accident

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Long time St. John snow bird
Jean Mason was seriously injured
when her vehicle and a dump truck
collided on Sunday evening, De-
cember 14, in the Estate Pastory
area on Centerline Road.
Mason was evaluated and sta-



Process for

Creek Nearly


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Eighteen months after the V.I.
Port Authority selected deJongh
Associates to plan the beautifica-
tion of the Cruz Bay Creek, the
master planning process is com-
ing to a close and officials expect
planning to be completed by the
end of January.
Although there have not been
any public meetings with the
people of St. John during the
planning process, there will be a
hearing once the plan is drafted,
explained VIPA spokesperson
Marc Stridiron.
"Once we have a draft of the
plan, then we'll have public
meetings to receive input," said
Stridiron. "The input will come
before implementation of the
A committee of St. John resi-
dents has been advising deJongh
Associates and VIPA throughout
the planning process, according
to Stridiron.
The VIPA spokesperson did
not release any specifics regard-
ing what the Creek will eventu-
ally be used for.
"We don't really have any de-
tails to put out there before the
report is compiled and released,"
said Stridiron.
Part of deJongh Associates'
proposal includes plans for ex-
pansion of the existing dock. The
cost for the planning stage alone
is nearly $75,000.
The VIPA-owned Creek has
been used for everything from
parking to docking to repairing
boats since barge traffic moved
to the Enighed Pond Marine Fa-
cility in April 2006.

bilized at Myrah Keating Smith
Community Health Center before
being transported to R.L. Schneider
Hospital on St. Thomas. Once in
the hospital on St. Thomas, Mason
was treated for a broken sternum
and cuts to her head. After spend-
ing 24 hours at the hospital for

observation, Mason was released.
She is currently being cared for by
close friends.
While it remained unclear what
exactly caused the accident, there
were reports last week that the
dump truck which collided with
Mason's vehicle was speeding.

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Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Speeding Trucks Make Our Roads Dangerous

St. St. John Tradewinds
Jean Mason's accident was frightening, but
she is recuperating nicely with Maia and Henry.
A dump truck creamed the whole side of her car.
If Helen Simon's police improvement committee
fails to control the crazy speeding, we citizens are
planning a march against traffic violations!
Kevin Smith Returns From Stateside Hospital
to Another Operation on St. Thomas
Poor Kevin another infection appeared, but
today's report was a good one so please get rid
of those germs! Our best wishes go out to you,
Donna and Daniel.
Did a Man Jump Off the Ferry?
Or did someone dream up this latest event?
Vehicle Inspection Lane Is Highly Organized
Every bit of information is at their fingertips
- they speed you through the car inspection with
ease their camera works for re-issuing driver's
licenses my new photo made me look 20 years
younger! How about that! Congratulations to these
Special Birthdays of the Month
Henry Mongie, Tony Palmer, Rudy Wells, Bente
Hirsch, Andrew Cameron, Dale Harrigan and Ez-
ius Ashly to name a few Happy Birthday to
the old-timers and the nine-year-old!
JESS, Cancryn and Guy Benjamin Schools'
Music Departments "Make Us One"
It was a morning of Christmas songs and band

pieces played to a full house at the Sprauve cafete-
ria. The calypso rhythms kept everyone moving to
the beat. This is the first annual "Make Us One"
Christmas program for the three schools. The chil-
dren and visitors had a ball. Lunch was served to
A Million Thanks to Donor
Who Supported Telemedicine
I am indebted to this man and Dr. Roy Flood of
St. Thomas and Dr. DeJames of our clinic. They
all communicated with Dr. Mercedes Dullum at
the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, when I
became ill with heart trouble. This kind donor flew
me to Florida for an immediate bypass operation
and I am back on St. John enjoying every day!
There must be other patients, but maybe I'm the
guinea-pig. I also know that Margie Labrenz is a
patient of Dr. Dullum's.
That caring man is Donald Sussman. (I hope it's
all right to mention his name it was in the Daily
Elaine Estern is Made of Steel
She has thrown her cane away and can be seen
swimming in Frank Bay daily (with the dogs, nat-
Beautiful Weather for the Holidays
Those of you visiting in the states will freeze -
you should have stayed here in Paradise.
Merry, Merry and Compliments
of the Season to All!


St. John Toy Drive Wrapping Party at St. John Brewers

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by MaLinda Nelson

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December 15, to wrap presents collected through the annual St. John Toy Drive.


St. John Tradewinds, December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009 7

Caribbean's First Telemedicine Technology Coming to St. John

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John residents with health problems
will soon have the ability to consult with
medical specialists from the renowned
Cleveland Clinic without even leaving
the island.
Thanks to assistance from the St. John
Rotary Club and contributions from Donald
Sussman, telemedicine with digital confer-
encing to Cleveland Clinic physicians both
in Ohio and Weston, Florida, will become a
reality at the Myrah Keating Smith Commu-
nity Health Center next month.
Once the project becomes official in early
January, telemedicine capabilities will be up
and running in only a couple of weeks, ac-
cording to MKSCHC Administrator Harold
Wallace, who has been working on the proj-
ect for almost a year.
"We're ordering the equipment and once
it gets here, it only takes two weeks to put
together," Wallace said. "This is all about
increasing medical access here on St. John
and improving efficiency so people don't
have to travel to St. Thomas or to the states
so much for services. Telemedicine will do
this through a virtual office."
"It will provide us the opportunity to have
specialists on island without them actually
moving here," said Wallace.
Cardiology, dermatology, advanced gyne-
cology, spine and perioperative visits, pedi-
atric neurology, psychology and psychiatry
will initially be available through telemedi-
cine at MKSCHC, and more fields will be-
come available in the future.
"A lot of telemedicine is evaluation but

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

(L to R) MKSCHC Administrator Harold Wallace, St. John Rotary
outgoing president Joan Bermingham and philanthropist Donald Sussman.

we're going to expand on that and really see
how far we can go and how much we can do
with telemedicine," said Wallace.
Far from just talking to a doctor on a
screen, telemedicine at the St. John health
center will allow physicians in Florida to con-
duct a range of procedures, Wallace added.
"The equipment consists of high-tech dig-
ital instruments so the specialist in Florida
can listen to your heart beat, look in your
ears, even see the tiny hairs in your nose, all
through the virtual office," he said.
A patient will set up an appointment at
MKSCHC which will arrange for a special-
ist from Cleveland Clinic to be available as

well. Either a nurse or physician at the health
clinic will set up the equipment in St. John
and the Cleveland Clinic doctor will be able
to evaluate the patient from Florida, Wallace
MKSCHC's exclusive three-year contract
with Cleveland Clinic is the first of its kind in
the entire Caribbean region.
"This has not been done in the Eastern Ca-
ribbean," said the health center administra-
tor. "This is really very exciting. MKSCHC
will serve as a pilot program for the entire
"It's cutting edge technology which is tak-
ing everything from analog to digital," Wal-

lace said.
Telemedicine will radically change the
face of health care on St. John, according
to outgoing St. John Rotary Club president
Joan Bermingham.
"This project is going to revolutionize
health care on island for people who live here
and for our tourists who come here and have
a health emergency while on vacation," Ber-
mingham said. "People won't need to leave.
People will have a place to go to understand
what's wrong with them."
The possibility of consulting with spe-
cialists is especially exciting for the island's
elder residents, from aging St. Johnians to
snow birds who call St. John home for the
winter, Bermingham explained.
"This will have a huge effect for older
people who live here," she said. "A lot of
people leave because they aren't comfortable
with level of care. Now that won't be an is-
The local rotary club was honored to be
able to play a role in the project, according to
the outgoing president.
"Rotary was able to match the idea of
telemedicine with the funding to get the proj-
ect going," said Bermingham. "We're very
proud to have been able to be involved with
this. It's a big accomplishment."
"We greatly appreciate Donald Sussman
being willing to finance this project to be-
come a viable option here on St. John," Ber-
mingham said.
Working with Cleveland Clinic thoracic
surgeon Dr. Mercedes Dullum, Wallace ex-
pects to host an official telemedicine kickoff
sometime in January, he explained.

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V.I. Sex Offender Registry Should Be

Open To Public Within Year's Time

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
By this time next year, the Vir-
gin Islands may not be such a nice
place for sex offenders to hide.
The territory's sex offender
registry will finally be easily ac-
cessible to the general public, and
the VI. Department of Justice will
have stepped up its efforts to en-
sure sex offenders comply with the
law requiring them to re-register
each year.
First, thanks to a nearly
$200,000 grant from the Sex Of-
fender Monitoring, Apprehending,
Registering and Tracking Office
of the U.S. Department of Justice,
the VI. DOJ has plans to develop
a special unit to work with local
law enforcement agencies to ver-
ify those offenders who are regis-
tered, and to track down those who
have evaded the required yearly
Developing Special Unit
"Part of the grant money assists
with the development of a special
unit to share information on non-
compliant offenders, and to help
us actively verify the names and
addresses of offenders who have
registered, to make sure they are
residing where they say they are,
and to make sure they aren't resid-
ing within the vicinity of a school
or day care facility," said VI.
DOJ spokesperson Sara Lezama.
"Right now there are a lot of holes
where people can slip through the
cracks, and we need manpower to
actually look for these people. It's
a lot of knocking on doors and it

unfortunately gets put on the back
Registered sex offenders who
do not voluntarily re-register each
year could face arrest and jail
"There are certainly those of-
fenders who have failed to con-
tinue to comply by re-registering
annually, and it's obviously dif-
ficult to keep track of them," said
Lezama. "The idea with the grant
is to have a functioning and active
sex offender registry board who
will work with the local courts,
probation and parole to make sure
that offenders are registered, and
to make sure the registry is being
maintained and updated frequent-
Even the best maintained sex
offender registry is not much help
to the public if access is restricted,
however, and in the Virgin Islands,
the current law only makes the
registry accessible to law enforce-
ment, government agencies and
the attorney general.
"The attorney general's author-
ity is required to obtain informa-
tion regarding a specific individual
when necessary for public protec-
tion," said Lezama. "Information
is disclosed at the discretion of the
attorney general."
This varies greatly from the lev-
el of public access to sex offender
registries in the 50 U.S. states,
Puerto Rico and Guam, whose
databases are searchable at the
U.S. DOJ's national sex offender
registry Web site, www.nsopr.
gov. That's about to change, how-

ever, thanks to a VI. DOJ attorney
who's been specifically assigned
to rewrite the local law.
Rewriting Local Statute
"The local statute is somewhat
vague," said Lezama. "Rewriting
the statute is a big, big task. It has
to be well researched, because we
want to be sure we cover all the
bases to make sure no offenders
slip through the cracks."
Rewriting the statute will help
the Virgin Islands come into com-
pliance with requirements outlined
by the federal government, which
helps fund the maintenance of the
territory's registry.
"We're creating a DOJ Web site
which will have a direct link to the
territory's sex offender registry so
it can be accessed by the general
public," said Lezama. "Residents
will be able to access it from any-
where that has internet. We're in
the process of finalizing a contract
right now with a Web provider
who will set up and maintain the
Web site and registry, and we hope
to have it up and running within
six months to a year."
The local database will eventu-
ally be linked with the U.S. DOJ
database, Lezama added.
"That's the public access we
want," she said. "We'll make
things more open and transparent
for people, allowing them to be
more aware of who their neigh-
bors are and who their kids are
Lezama estimated there are less
than 20 sex offenders on the Virgin
Islands' registry.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

St. John Head Start students and teachers posed
with story hour volunteers Miles Stair and Heather
Ruhsam, and Magnolia.

Head Start Students Enjoy

A Special Holiday Story Hour

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Head Start students
got an early Christmas treat on
Thursday, December 18, when
HeatherRusham and Miles Stair
brought a special guest with
them to the usual story hour at
the Cruz Bay pre-school.
Rusham's dog Magnolia,
dressed to the nines in a Santa
Claus hat, was a hit with the
students. After reading "Dream
Snow" by Eric Carle, "When
Posey Peeked at Christmas" by
Ann Dixon, and perennial fa-
vorite "From Head to Toe" also
by Eric Carle, Stair and Rush-
am allowed each student to pet
the friendly dog.
The volunteers lead story
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With Renovation on Time, Elaine Sprauve

Library Reopening in Late February

By Andrea Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Just eight months after the first
hammer was swung, the Elaine I.
Sprauve Library should be fully
renovated and ready to accept pa-
trons once again.
Renovations to the historic
building, which dates back to
1750, are expected to be wrapped
up soon, and the library should be
ready to accept patrons in late Feb-
The renovation process began
in June and it was estimated the
restoration of the library by con-
tractor Custom Builders would
take six to eight months.
The Department of Planning
and Natural Resources Division of
Libraries, Archives and Museums
(DLAM) should be ready to move
books and other materials back
into the library by mid-January,
according to the division's assis-
tant director, Donald Cole.
"We're waiting for the power to
be hooked up, and the contractor
to do his final punch list before we
start moving in," said Cole. "We
have to make sure the air condi-
tioning is running and everything
is correct, to ensure the contract
we signed was executed to its full-
est. That inspection will happen in
a couple of weeks."
Several measures were taken
during the renovation process to
better protect the library's resourc-
es including the installation of air
conditioning and the excavation
below grade to seal a wall on the
building's east end in order to curb
A room was constructed to
house a new generator and the in-
terior walls of the building were
plastered. The roof was repaired
and varnished, the exterior was
scraped and repainted, and the cis-
tern was cleaned out and resealed.
There was one small misstep
when new gold letters attached to
the building incorrectly spelled the
name of the library, however the
mistake has since been fixed.
Once renovations to the build-
ing are completed, the property's
grounds will be cleaned up, Cole
"We also have a supplemental
contract to clean the property," he
said. "All the bush has to be cut
down and we're going to put up
some nice trees and plants to really
make the property look good."

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above, is set to re-open after renovations in February.

Additionally, several large genip
trees, whose roots are beginning to
invade grave sites on the southeast
side of the library's grounds, will
be removed, and fencing will be
erected on the southwest side of
the property.
DLAM is currently working
on executing a contract for the in-
stallation of technical equipment,
computer systems and other wir-
ing, Cole explained.
"We haven't solidified who will
be doing the work at this point,"
he said. "We're trying to secure
the necessary funding to get that
The renovations have gone ac-
cording to plan, and the library
has continued to serve patrons
from temporary trailers set up in
the building's parking lot, Cole
"We did go according to plan,
and we're basically on target," he

said. "I think we served the people
and the patrons understood what
was happening. They did whatever
library functions they needed to do
even though we were in the trail-
ers, and librarian Carol McGuin-
ness reported that everything went
well under the conditions."
McGuinness is pleased with the
renovations, she explained.
"I'm so happy with the prog-
ress," said the librarian.
Cole anticipates a grand open-
ing to show off the newly restored
library, he explained.
"We look forward to the com-
pletion and a grand opening for
the people of St. John to come
in," Cole continued. "Oh behalf
of Governor John deJongh and my
director, Miss Claudette Lewis, we
feel that we've spent the people's
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St. John Montessori School Enjoys

Weekend of Community Support

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With a barbecue fundraiser and
playground construction party,
the St. John Montessori School
(SJMS) had a jam-packed week-
end in early December.
SJMS students and families
gathered at Skinny Legs on Satur-
day, December 12, for a barbecue
fundraiser which garnered close to
$3,000 for the new island school
thanks to numerous volunteers
and donations from community
businesses, explained SJMS direc-
tor and teacher Debra Polucci.
Skinny's owner Moe Chabuz
donated all the food for the party
with drinks and refreshments
supplied by the owners of Sweet
Plantains, Aqua Bistro and Island
Blues, explained Polucci.
"It really was a big community
event," Polucci said. "We had so
many volunteers and so much sup-
port it was unbelievable. It was a
wonderful feeling to be so sup-
James Campbell put in hours of
work for the fundraiser, prepping
the food and grilling up ribs for
the crowd all day.
"James was there before, during
and after the event with watery, red
eyes at the end," said Polucci.
Jen Bullock, whose daughter
attends the school, spearheaded
the barbecue and enlisted her hus-

"Every parent was present and helped out
in some capacity and we also had some really

strong volunteers as well.

band, local musician Johnny B,
and friends to supply live music
all afternoon. While all members
of the SJMS parent committee
pitched in at the barbecue, com-
munity friends came out too, Po-
lucci explained.
"Sue Littlefield and Ann Mc-
Crave manned the raffle tickets
and dessert table for the entire
day," she said. "Annie Made
painted faces all afternoon. Lynn
baked a delicious cake which
Rodney from Skinny Legs bought
during the auction and shared with
Patricia Fisk was the lucky raf-
fle winner, but didn't walk away
with anything, Polucci added.
"After spending $150 on raffle
tickets Patricia won, but she do-
nated the money right back to the
school," said the SJMS director.
After the successful barbecue
fundraiser, the SJMS parent com-
mittee hosted a playground con-
struction and landscaping party
on Sunday, December 13, at the
school's John's Folly Learning In-

Nancy Polucci, teacher
St. John Montessori School

stitute property.
Students, parents and communi-
ty members gathered at the school
at 9 a.m. on Sunday and enjoyed
a pancake breakfast prepared by
Amelia Jones, who supplied lunch
for the volunteers as well.
"Every parent was present and
helped out in some capacity and
we also had some really strong
volunteers," said Polucci. "Steve
Jones and James Campbell headed
up the construction of the play-
ground along with Pete Iwuk.
Even the children helped out mov-
ing some gravel."
Three volunteers from Estate
Concordia Preserve pitched in
with the playground construction
as well. Additional volunteers
toiled in the school's garden and
spruced up the landscaping around
the property, Polucci added.
To complete the playground
project, the school still needs
gravel, telephone poles and four
foot tall fencing. For more infor-
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"Crackin' deh Nut" Has Become a St. John Holiday Tradition

By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
Love City's own Epiphany
Theater Company clearly made a
crowd-pleasing choice when the
non-profit group decided to bring
back "Crackin' Deh Nut" for a
second season run this month.
Strong, local acting talent, and
the very unique, upbeat story line,
kept the audience in awe Sunday
evening, December 14, at St. John
School of the Arts during the fi-
nal of five performances. Written
by Paul Devine, Lydia Jetson and
Cynthia Smith, the scene is set "at
a Christmas party somewhere in
the Caribbean."
Professional dancers Trish My-
ers, Elizabeth Putnam and Kim
Wild choreographed the numer-
ous dance scenes, which included
Hip Hop, African, Caribbean,
Latin, Chinese, Arabian, Elec-
tronica performances, as well as
the "Waltz of the Flowers" and
a solo ballet performance by Sa-
vannah Anthony.
The spoken beliefs and emo-
tions of various actors were natu-
ral bridges to the different dance
performances, as unique methods
of self-expression. The actors


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann

Jeremy Zuber, center, brought down the house with his Hip Hop dance routine, above,
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seemed to have fun which quickly
spread to the audience!
"We haven't had a large turn-

out any one night this year," said
boardmemberPaulDevine. "What
we have had is a fair amount of

attendance for each performance,
and tremendous support from the

To the audience's delight, the
cast of this year's "Crackin' Deh
Nut" were both passionate about
their material and well practiced.
The unique take on the more for-
mal, traditional "Nut Cracker
Suite" was a definitely success
with local residents.
Volunteer efforts keep the com-
munity theater company going
strong, and the group needs some
new energy. To join Epiphany
Theater Company or to find out
how to support the group, call
Devine at 514-6615.
Also performing in "Crackin'
deh Nut" were Zoya Otto, Evanna
Chinnery, Tiareh Schaub, Ruby
Cloppa, Kaitlyn Cummings, Ra-
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Jeremy Zuber, Whitney Bess,
Sabrikah Bryan, Elica Marcel-
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Surly Cantina Is A Cruz Bay Crowd Pleaser

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Craig Sullivan and Suzanne
Schlessinger seem to have stum-
bled upon a "south of the border"
recipe for success.
The St. John couple opened the
Surly Cantina Mexican eatery in
the former "Paradise Cafe" loca-
tion at Wharfside Village about a
month ago.
With years of experience un-
der his belt at such locations as
La Tapa and Rumbalaya, Sullivan
most recently worked as a chef for
the Inn at Tamarind Court where
tables were in short supply for the
weekly Mexican night menu.
After spending over 25 years
preparing all types of food, Sulli-
van feels he has finally found his
niche, he explained.
"My mother was from Santa
Fe," Sullivan said. "Some of my
earliest memories are of using her
home made enchilada sauce as my
favorite dip."
Sullivan also brings culinary
management experience to the
Surly Cantina, having previously
owned the Cajun restaurant Blue
Bijoux in Austin, Texas.
"After traveling back and forth
to St. John since the late 80s, in
November 2000, I realized I want-
ed to make it my home," said the
Former New York City stock
broker Schlessinger, who is re-
sponsible for the Cantina's tequila
service, arrived on island 12 years
ago and never left.
Schlessinger has spent the last

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann

Surly Cantina owners Craig
Wharfside Village eatery.

five years working as a bartender
and perfecting her own version of
sangria. The "Suzanne-Gria" is
now on the Surly Cantina bever-
age menu.
"That is my own recipe
which I am not giving out," said
She did, however, reveal that it

Sullivan and Suzanne Schlessinger pose in front of their

is necessary for the contents to "sit
for a day" before being served to
patrons. Among the other alcohol
beverages served are $5 and $7
Sullivan makes the four differ-
ent salsa blends available from
scratch. Hard or soft shell tacos are
$2 each, and the most expensive

item on the menu, a taco salad, is
"This is the best, cheap food
on the island, and the owners are
so friendly," said George Baird,
who relocated to St. John from the
mainland last month.
Baird, and partner Lauren Fleit,
have been eating at the Surly Can-

"This is the best,
cheap food on
the island, and
the owners are so
George Baird
New St. John resident

tina twice a day due to its afford-
able menu, they explained.
Both Sullivan and Schlessinger
have been surprised by the posi-
tive response they have also been
enjoying from tourists.
"Several of them have also been
coming back twice a day," said
The warm reception and well
wishes the couple has received
from the other proprietors at
Wharfside Village has "made all
the difference in the world," Sul-
livan added.
The Surly Cantina opens daily
at 11 a.m. and closes so the owners
can take a siesta from 4:30 to 6:30
p.m. when it re-opens for business
until 11 p.m., or later.
The owners were worried about
how customers might feel when
they decided to close for two hours
each day, but were pleased to find
a line of folks patiently waiting
for their return on the second "si-
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The Crandalls Are Back at Century Hill Estates

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After spending 17 years in Mas-
sachusetts watching their children
grow up and have children of their
own, Laurie and Craig Crandall
have returned to their island home
and their former business.
Laurie's parents, Maurice and
Beverly Poulin, built the Century
Hill condos in 1986 after which
the Crandalls managed the prop-
erty. The couple left St. John in
1991 and just got back on island
this past August.
Four months later, the Century
Hill Estates condos have been
completely refurbished inside and
out from the roof to the cis-
tern and the Crandalls are back

Proprietors Craig
and Laurie Crandall.

where they belong.
"I always knew we were going
to come back," said Laurie. "It was
always our plan. It just took us a
little longer than I had hoped.
The property features eight
units, ranging from one bedroom
to three bedrooms, in two sepa-

rate buildings and two swimming
pools. Each newly-appointed unit
has a private balcony with views
across Pillsbury Sound to St.
Long-time friends of the Poulins
should not wory, they are fine and
plan to winter on St. John.
"I was getting the phone
switched to my name and the lady
in the office was worried some-
thing had happened to my par-
ents," said Crandall. "Mom and
Dad are fine. They spend summers
in Maine and will be here Decem-
ber through April."
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What Do You Want

for Christmas?

Malik Stevens For Christmas I want college to be paid for
and a new MacBook.
Vern Tonge A laptop, a new camera and airline tickets to
New York.
Michelle Petersen and Haven Novak Peace, love and hap-
Stephan Covtello I want a 42-inch Samsung high-definition
TV and a day off.
Vivica Nogueira I want a microscope.
Greg Miller I want a trip to Machu Picchu.
Missie Hensel Peace and serenity.
Trish Myers I want a spa day. I need a spa day.
Jason Corley I want the mail to come when it's supposed to
Errin Hendricks I want something I can't say.
T-Bird I want comfort and joy for everyone.
Giselle Richard I want a million bucks. And peace and hap-
Mary Moroney I just wish for my family's good health.
Edwin Hill For Christmas I want peace, happiness and love
and for everyone to get along.
Rus I wish Obama the best of luck in these challenging
Justin at Bay Side Mini-Mart I've enjoyed working here, and
appreciate all of our customers. I'm truly thankful for this beauti-
ful island and its wonderful beaches. What else could I ask for?
Linda Dickinsen I hope people feel the spirit of Love City
and do something nice for someone they don't know.
Jason Monigold What I want would sound too geeky. I
would want a computer. I would build it myself, and the 'specs'
would take up two paragraphs, so I won't go in to all that.
Boudreaux I want all the dogs at the animal care center to
find homes for the holidays, and a caring human to finally take
that confounded dog walking job there. Don't quote me on this,
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Anyone who has used Transportation Services or
Varlack Ventures recently for transportation between
St. John and St. Thomas has undoubtedly noticed
the $1.10 fuel surcharge added to the price of each
Our own Public Services Commission granted the
ferries permission to add this fuel surcharge because
of escalating fuel prices, which peaked for our terri-
tory last August. As the name implies, the fuel sur-
charge was to be used only for and because of the
rising price of fuel.
My problem is that the ferry companies are cur-
rently abusing how this fuel surcharge was to be used.
Over the past four months we've seen a dramatic de-
crease in the price of fuel in the territory, down to
almost half of what it was at its peak in August. Our
tourists who visit from the States have seen and en-
joyed this decrease in fuel prices for even longer.
The controller for Transportation Services was
quoted in this week's Daily News about how the cur-
rent economic downturn and decreased ridership has
significantly impacted their business, and that they
must keep the fuel surcharge to make up for this lost
business. They are openly admitting that the fuel sur-
charge is no longer being used for high fuel prices,
but instead for operational costs.
Transportation Services and Varlack Ventures have
much more than the fuel surcharge issue bothering
them (and myself). They have been struggling for a
long time to stay in business and provide us transpor-
tation between our islands.

What a treat it has been to view the old photographs
of St. John and St. Thomas preserved by Anna Dohm
Nose. I was particularly struck by the view of Cruz
Bay from Lind Point in which Helen Payne's house is
the only structure visible along the beach.

I am sorry to subject your readers to this long and
excruciating interchange which by now, I am sure, is
more painful to them than anything I inflict on God's
innocent creatures in my daily grind.
Paula Myles' letter sited the case of a Missouri
farmer who killed eagles, hawks and owls.
Leslie Owen Collier, who was just pardoned by
George W. Bush, used Furadan mixed with hamburg-
er to kill coyotes. Birds feeding on the coyotes died.
Furadan is a controlled-use pesticide due to its avian
toxicity (it kills birds). It can only legally be used by

While I value the service they provide clearly
something dramatic needs to change either from
them, our government, or a new business looking to
capitalize on their monopoly service. A great start
would be in showing a little respect and dropping the
extra fuel surcharge which clearly is not actually a
fuel surcharge.
A prominent sign displayed on the ticket counter in
Red Hook and Cruz Bay reads: "Due to increased fuel
prices a fuel surcharge of $1.10 will be added to each
ticket." What bothers me is that myself, every single
tourist, and every single resident who stands in line
reads this sign and is immediately confused because
we're currently paying some of the lowest prices for
fuel in the past four to five years.
While I'm annoyed the ferry companies are now
blatantly abusing how we as a territory have agreed
to help them, it is now an embarrassment to me as
a Virgin Islands resident, and to us as a territory -
every single visitor to our island of St. John reads the
fuel surcharge sign, forks over their extra money and
scratches their head as to how we allow these ferry
companies to get away with this.
If our ferry companies must abuse the system and
continue charging extra for tickets then they could at
least consider doing it in a way we and our tourists
won't be quite so offended by taking down the
meaningless and inappropriate fuel surcharge signs.

Matthew Slayton
St. John resident

Development is inevitable as a population grows,
but the blight that has overcome that beautiful beach
is shameful. Somebody must have fallen asleep with
his Joni Mitchell CD playing on "repeat", because he
literally paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
Name Withheld by Request

a licensed applicator on one family of plants for three
specific crop pests.
What Leslie Collier did was stupid and showed
no forethought of consequences. While these are bad
traits for a pesticide applicator, the fact that the out-
going U.S. President also exhibits them might have
yielded fraternity, which helped bring a positive reso-
lution to Collier's pardon request.
This is not relevant to a discussion of rat poison
use on St. John.
Todd Roskin
St. John Solutions

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Ferry Passenger Fuel Surcharge Must Be Reconsidered

Old Photos Strike Chord with Reader

A Point of Clarification in the Great Poison Debate

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

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

This boat, above, washed ashore after a storm and filled with cobble and coral at
Chocolate Hole Bay.

CZM Commissioner Explains Vote Against

Pond Bay Club Beach Enhancement

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

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: 17
Under Investigation: 17
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 65
Under Investigation: 65
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 63
Under Investigation: 63
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Some thoughts about the Pond Bay Club beach
"enhancement" project. Not only is this beach cur-
rently in equilibrium, is has been deemed an Area of
Particular Concern, which means by Virgin Islands
law it requires a higher measure of protection than
other areas. The best way to protect it is to leave it
alone. Nature has created it in this fashion. Beaches
on the south of St. John are rocky because of their
exposure to southern storms. Beaches on the north
are sandy because of far different wave actions, reef
protection, offshore cays and islands buffering them
from weather, etc. You can't create a sandy beach
where nature doesn't want one.
As far as I could tell from what I have read about
turtles (an excellent resource is "Voyage of the Tur-
tle" available at the bookstore) and from information
given to me by a local marine biologist, there is most
likely no benefit at all to turtle nesting from the proj-
ect. No turtle nest has been seen at Chocolate Hole
during 18 months of observation. The turtles which
nest on St. John usually do so in deserted beaches
on the southeast, such as Reef Bay, Cocaloba, Genti,
Western Reef, Salt Pond, and Little Lameshur. A few
turtles, not many, nest on St. John.
On the other hand, in Costa Rica, the latest annual
count showed 37,000 turtles with over 100,000 nests,
laying over 10 million eggs. While everyone wants to
preserve turtles, claiming this project will do anything
at all to save sea turtles seems to be a smokescreen to
mask the true intent destroying the natural beach.

I don't know the applicant's true intent about turtles,
however this plan to "save" turtles seems disingenu-
Some of the existing vegetation is to be removed,
and other species planted. A well-respected local
botanist pointed out for me some technical problems
with the landscape plan, including a type of tree that
does not like the south shore, since it is neither sun- or
Approval was not given for any activities below
the mean high water line. No swim area, no dinghy
lane, no cleaning of anything in the bay. A simple in-
spection at high tide shows the eastern end of the bay
totally covered by tide up to the vegetation line, so
this part of the beach will be untouched. High tide
covers much of the western side of the beach, so pre-
sumably only a portion can be cleaned.
The applicant requested a "pilot program," 100 feet
long, where the cobble (natural small round stone)
and coral currently on the sand above the high water
line would be cleaned off by hand. The sand would
be sifted, and then replaced on the beach. There are
several problems with this.
First, there is universal agreement from knowledge-
able local people that the first storm with any type of
tidal action would restore the beach to its current state,
with the sand washing into the bay, smothering coral
and sea life. There was documentation presented dur-
ing the meeting about the inevitable negative aspects
- and no documentation presented to show
Continued from Page 19

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

A Different Take on "Silent Night"

'Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a mouse.

Not a mouse, not a rat,
Not a mongoose or cat,
No donkey or deer,
Iguana or bat.

All had been poisoned
By anti-pest bait.
But the tourists from ships
Thought the island first-rate.

Santa's sleigh in the sky
To St. John came close by,
When his reindeer exclaimed
If we go there, we'll die!

Santa heard their dismay;
He whistled and shouted,
And called them by name.
Now Dasher, Now Dancer, Now Prancer And Vixen
On Comet, On Cupid, On Donder And Blitzen
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all.

So the sleigh never came
To Saint John-by-the-sea.
And the reindeer all wept
At its cruel tragedy.

The nights and the days
Were silent thereafter
Except for the sound
Of cold, empty laughter.

The End

By William Vesey

(Inspired by Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" and credit to Clem-
ent Clarke Moore's "The Night Before Christmas")

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Thank you to eveyone who has supported the St.
P IVidefS" John Montessori School. We apologize if we did not
S mention you below.
The St. John Montessori School would like to spe-
Scifically thank the following people and business for
making our school a success:
Dioni Anthony; Antonette Badami; Doug Bean;
Mary Blazine; James Campbell; Carl on "Tamar";
Annie Caswell; Mo Chabuz; Alvis Christian; Sharon
Coldren; Maggie Day; Adrian Davis; Jay and Mary
Dufur; Patricia Fisk; James Hartman; Barbara Horan;
Pete and Ingrid Iwuc; Jonesy and Margie Jones; Matt
Kotelnicki; Angela LaPlace; Sue Littlefield; Lynn and


A snowed in van near Torino, Italy, above left.
smiles, above right.

St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of Steve Morgenthaler

Despite the cold, Alexa Putnam is all

Putnam Continues Improving on World Cup Skeleton Tour

I thought you'd enjoy these pictures of Alexa Put-
nam. Today, December 15, all the World Cup skeleton
athletes are snowed in near Torino, Italy.
In the words of the International Bobsled and Skel-
eton Federation vice-president, "Alexa's everyone's
Tomorrow the first of three days of practice train-
ing runs are to begin at the bobsled and skeleton track
in Cesana, just a few minutes from here!
Alexa's fourth World Cup event was cancelled on
account of the snow in northern Italy. The tour is now
on Christmas holiday. The next race is on Alexa's
"hometown" track at Konigssee, Germany, in early
January. People can follow her race results on alex-

Alexa continues to improve her racing. She had
a top 20 finish two weeks ago in Altenberg. She has
closed the gap between herself and the other 24 best
sliders in the world. Alexa's still in the back of the
pack, but at least she's in contact with the pack this
I am very optimistic that she'll have several strong
finishes this year. Alexa's critical push-times have im-
proved, she's on a new and better sled, her German
language skills are allowing for more clarity in coach-
ing communication, and her analysis of her technique
is becoming more refined.
At 20 years old, Alexa remains the youngest racer
on the World Cup tour, where the average age is about
Steve Morgenthaler

CBYC Thanks Community for Supporting Annual Regatta

The Coral Bay Yacht Club would like to thank ev-
eryone in the community who came out and supported
KATS by participating in the Thanksgiving Regatta.
In particular, we would like to thank the following
businesses for donating prizes:
Budget Marine, Independent Boat Yard, Westin
Resort, Rumblines, Caravan Auto Parts, Inn at Tama-
rind Court, Woody's, Lime Inn, JJ's Cafe, Quiet Mon
Pub, Ronnies Pizza, Sol Yoga, Caravan Gallery, Fab-
ric Mill, Chapare, Bamboula, Sun Dog Cafe, Ocean
Grill, Deli Grotto, Palm Jewellers, Fish Trap, St. John

Spice, Beach Bar, Mojo Cafe, Freebird, Waterfront
Bistro, Low Key Watersports, Kaleidescope Video,
Baked in the Sun, Pilates Bob, Grapevine Salon,
Satyamuna, Papaya Cafe, Starfish Market, Dr. Bern
Putnam, ADM Wireless, Nest, Mail Center, Dr. Bob
Chiropractic, Coral Bay Marine, Aqua Bistro, Stein-
works Gallery, Big Fish, Crabby's Watersports, Lori
Walden, Donkey Diner, Shipwreck Landing, Mumbo
Jumbo, Island Blues, Lilly's Market, Big Belly Deli,
Tourist Trap, Miss Lucy's.
Thanks again for your support,
Coral Bay Yacht Club

Joyce from Skinnys; Annie Made; Ann McCrave; Ron
O'Brien; Sam Partain; Larry Reagan; Tom Sheets;
Jay and Athena Swartley; Rodney from Skinny Legs;
Hugo and Josephine Roller; Jerry Senger; Tyrone the
"Coconut Man"; Aldria Wade; Denise Wright; Lori
Walden; Aqua Bistro; Coral Bay Community Coun-
cil; Connections; Coral Bay Garden Center; Coral
Bay Trucking; Fire Foods; Island Blues; Johns Fol-
ly Learning Institute; Keep Me Posted; Maho Bay
Camps; Paradise Lumber; Shipwreck Landing; Skin-
ny Legs; St. John Hardware; and Sweet Plantains.

Amelia Jones and the
St. John Montessori School

St. John Montessori School Thanks Community


St. John Tradewinds, December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009 19

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Chocolate Hole Bay following storms, above, are cobble and coral

CZM Commissioner Explains Vote Against
Pond Bay Club Beach Enhancement

Continued from Page 17
that this was a safe activity.
Second, the application clearly stated "agencies
can evaluate the effect of the proposed action." A pilot
program is just that you do something, evaluate the
effects, and then determine what is working and what
needs to be changed or even stopped. A pilot program
often remains in effect for months or even years.
When I asked the applicant how long the pilot
program should be in effect for evaluation prior to
furthering it, they said they had no plans whatsoever
to stop for evaluation they would simply proceed
from pilot to the rest of the beach immediately.
When I asked what should be evaluated for ex-
ample, will the sand be washed into the bay, or will
rocks return during the first storm they stated that
the only evaluation they were planning was to be the
methodology of sifting and cleaning the sand. Simply
put, the applicant's "pilot program" isn't one.
Unfortunately, the Special Condition I proposed to
establish evaluation criteria and length (at least four
months, including the storm season of September
through December) was denied. The opinion of virtu-
ally everyone with knowledge of Chocolate Hole Bay

is that the beach will inevitably return to its current
state after the first storm, with the expected side ef-
fect of "enhanced" sand entering the water and that
is why I voted against the proposal. The other two
commissioners had a different view of the project,
and voted for approval, which I totally respect but
disagree with.
These two photos show the effects of a southern
storm in August of this year. The boat is washed onto
the shore above high tide. The storm surge was so
powerful, it deposited about two feet of rock and sand
inside the boat. Nature wants a rocky beach here, and
will continuously try to re-create one.
Finally, it seems that with the introduction of all
the new plans, this should have been a public hear-
ing, with testimony. It was called a decision meeting
(at which there is no public testimony), which was
confusing at best. Letters from ECHLA, the League
of Women Voters, various residents, etc., all strongly
opposed to the project, never became part of the pub-
lic record, which is a shame.
Gerry Hills
St. John Coastal Zone Management

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Another New Year Lighting Feature

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Each year since 1997, St. John arti-
san George Hollander creates a unique
lighting feature and displays it during
the holidays for everyone in Coral Bay
- and even people cruising offshore
-to enjoy.
Hollander's take on the season
translates into whimsical lighting
features which the artist erects on his
deck high above Coral Bay overlook-
ing Hurricane Hole, Tortola and Nor-
man Island.
While years past have found the
New York-native designing one-of-a-
kind Christmas trees made of rebar
and Christmas lights stretching 10 feet
in the air this year Hollander settled
on a decidedly simpler sculpture.
In a nod to the gloomy economy
and worsening environmental reality,
Hollander's holiday light sculpture
is a single compact fluorescent light
(CFL) mounted on a 12-foot carbon
fiber pole towering over his deck.
"This year I decided to create a
light piece with one light a compact
fluorescent inspired by the economy,"
said Hollander. "The idea, of course, is
to bring in the New Year in a conscious
'green'manner. Walking around town,
I see businesses still using incandes-
cent bulbs for their lighting needs."
"This is just a reminder, CFLs will
save money in the long run that
goes for households too," Hollander
Dimmable and softer-colored CFLs
to fit any ambiance, are available as
well, he added.
While Hollander was unsure about
titling his most recent work, Beacon
seemed a fitting name, according to
the artist.
"It's definitely something that warns
or guides," said Hollander.
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Iris and Eggs by Ayn Riehle, above left, and Thandi by Mandy Thody, above right.

Bajo el Sol Gallery January Show

Features Ayn Riehle and Mandy Thody

St. John Tradewinds
Bajo El Sol Gallery begins the 2009 First Friday of
the month Artists Receptions by featuring the work of
two very respected artists, Ayn Baldwin Riehle and
Mandy Thody, on Friday, January 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Fish take off through the sky amidst flora and hid-
den eggs in the delicious brushwork of Riehle's new
paintings to be displayed at Bajo El Sol Gallery in
January. Riehle's new work has depth of feeling and
certainty in the placement of some surprises in lush
fields of paint.
While most of the paintings are filled with Carib-
bean subject matter and most are the result of studio
work, there will be some surprises. Riehle will show
works from her two favorite mediums watercolor
and acrylic.
Thody, a sculptor and painter, will be displaying
wonderful new ceramic pieces which are sure to cap-
ture the viewer's attention. Thody's last year of work

has developed in some unexpected directions.
She is making larger and more simple creations
featuring higher firing temperatures using only mix-
tures of oxides on most pieces, giving the skin patinas
she was looking for without the fragility and instabil-
ity of low-fire techniques.
Thody's new eye-sculpting techniques give more
life to the figures so that they seem more actively en-
gaged with the viewer.
"I constantly study people for details of the whorls
of the ear, the chords of the neck, the styles of the
hair because with such infinite variety, what need for
another subject than the human form, and what has
more humanity than a face," said Thody.
Bajo el Sol Gallery is privileged to host an Artist's
Reception for these two artists on January 2 from 5 to
8 p.m. The gallery's regular hours are 10 a.m. until 6
p.m. Sunday through Saturday.
For more information call 693-7070.

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DLCA Releases Territory-wide Holiday Food Basket Survey

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Licensing
and Consumer Affairs released
the 2008 holiday season food
basket survey last week.
"In these increasingly chal-
lenging economic times, it is
more important than ever to pro-
vide consumers with information
on how to find the best bargains
during the holiday season," said
DLCA Commissioner Kenrick
The survey was conducted
on December 12 and, unlike
DLCA's monthly food basket
survey, it was designed to reflect
the commodities which comprise
a typical holiday family dinner.
The survey is conducted by com-

paring the retail price of identical
items in each major supermar-
St. John
Thirty-seven identical items
were selected for the survey
of the two major supermarkets
on St. John. Dolphin Market
emerged as the best bargain with
a holiday food basket totaling
$111.90. Starfish Market's food
basket was $123.89 for identical
St. Thomas
On St. Thomas prices on 27
items were compared at Pueblo
Long Bay, Pueblo Subbase, Plaza
Extra, and Food Center. Pueblo
Subbase offered the best bargain
at $75.69. Baskets at Plaza Extra

and Pueblo's Long Bay location
were both $83.23. Food Center
was the most expensive with the
same items costing $88.03.
St. Croix
On St. Croix 30 identical
items were surveyed at Pueblo's
La Rein and Golden Rock loca-
tions, and Plaza Extra's Frederik-
sted and Christiansted locations.
Pueblo Golden Rock wwith a
holiday food basket totaling
$104.16, was the cheapest. Pueb-
lo La Rein was slightly more ex-
pensive at $106.48. Plaza Extra
Christiansted recorded a basket
with $110.47 for the same items.
Plaza Extra Frederiksted reflect-
ed the highest priced holiday
food basket costing $115.91.

St. John Police Report

Land Line Emergency No: 911

Cellular Emergency No: 340-776-9110

Friday, December 12 auto accident. Auto accident. in progress in Cruz Bay. Distur-
5:20 p.m. A citizen c/r an 8:30 p.m. Estate Anaberg bance of the peace.
auto accident in the area of Cruz residents c/r someone unknown 7:45 a.m. A citizen c/r a hit
Bay dock. Auto accident. removed items from their home. and run in the area of Domino
Saturday, December 13 Burglary in the third. Gas in Coral Bay. Auto accident.
11:13 a.m. -An Estate Contant 10:15 p.m. A citizen c/r a 11:30 a.m. The manager of
resident p/r that she was assaulted Caucasian male jumped off the an Estate Chocolate Hole villa c/r
by her boyfriend at her residence. Varlack Ventures vessel. Police a break-in at the residence. Bur-
Aggravated assault and battery, assistance. glary in the third.
D.V Tuesday, December 16 1:30 p.m. An Estate Carolina
12:30 p.m. An Estate Adrian 7:18 a.m. EMT c/r a DOA at resident c/requesting assistance
resident p/r that he was involved Estate Enighed. Miscarriage. in retrieving his wheels. Police
in an auto accident in the area of 11:15 a.m. -A citizen c/r an ac- assistance.
Enighed Pond. Auto accident. cident in the area of Estate Ren- 5:15 p.m. A Wharfside Vil-
4:20p.m. -AnEstateBordeaux dezvous. Auto accident. lage resident p/r that she was
resident p/r someone damaged No time given A citizen ob- struck by a 2x4 from a moving
his windshield. Auto accident. served several people riding im- vehicle. Accidental injury.
Sunday, December 14 properly in a vehicle. Police as- Thursday, December 18
9:15 a.m. A visitor from sistance. 8:40 a.m. The principal of
Massachusetts p/r that he was in- 12:05 p.m. Aworker at Cap's GBS c/requesting police assis-
volved in an auto accident. Auto Place c/requesting police as- tance with a parent who attempt-
accident. sistance because someone stole ed to attack her. Disturbance of
12:42 p.m. An employee of money from the business. Bur- the peace, threats.
La Tapa p/r that several males glary in the second. 1:50 p.m. A St. Thomas resi-
stole her bag. Grand larceny. 12:50 p.m. A Great Cruz dent p/r that she is being threat-
4:05 p.m. A citizen r/ a dis- Bay resident p/r that someone ened by a female on her job. Dis-
turbance in the Estate Adrian unknown lit a chair cushion and turbance of the peace, threats.
area. Unfounded disturbance. threw it behind her landscaper 3:30 p.m. An Estate Bethany
4:30 p.m. An Estate Emmaus vehicle while it was parked at her resident c/r that someone hit her
resident r/ a disturbance between property. Malicious mischief. parked vehicle. Auto accident.
her and her neighbor. Disturbance 3:49 p.m. A citizen c/r an 10:30 p.m. A citizen c/r that
of the peace, threats. auto accident in the area of Star- he was involved in an auto acci-
Monday, December 15 fish Market. Auto accident. dent in the area of the Gift Hill.
12:15 p.m. An Estate Adrian 8:10 p.m. -An Estate Enighed Auto accident.
resident p/r that someone hit her resident p/r she was being threat- Friday, December 19
vehicle while it was parked at the ened by a male. Disturbance of 9:40 a.m. An Estate Contant
Customs Dock. Auto accident. the peace, threats. resident p/requesting police as-
5:50 p.m. A St. Thomas resi- Wednesday, December 17 sistance in retrieving money from
dent p/r he was involved in an 2:10 a.m. A citizen p/r a fight a male. Police assistance.

St. John Tradewinds, December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009 21

Community Calendar

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

Monday, December 22
The St. John Office of the Tax Assessor and the Tax Collector's
Office, formerly the Department of Finance, will be closed to the
public on Friday, December 19, and Monday, December 22, 2008
to facilitate the move to their new location on the second floor of
the Islandia Building.
Wednesday, December 24
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church's holiday schedule is Christmas
eve, December 24, at 10 p.m. Christmas Day, December 25, at 8:30
a.m. New Year's Eve, December 31, at 10:30 p.m. and New Year's
Day, January 1, at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, December 25
Merry Christmas! St. John Tradewinds news office will be
closed to the public from December 20-28, 2008.
Friday, December 26
Happy birthday Oliver Oat and Kati Steinborn!
Friday, December 26
Happy Kwanza! And Boxing Day!
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.
Sunday, December 28
On Sunday, December 28, Janet Kirby will be speaking at the
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John service at the lower
campus at Gifft Hill School. We meet at 9:45 a.m. and the talk start
at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, December 30
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of
Commerce monthly meeting will be on Tuesday, December 30,
at a new location. This meeting will be held in the upstairs dining
room at Ocean Grill in Mongoose Junction. The meeting will begin
at 5:30 p.m. and end promptly at 6:30 p.m.
An update will be given on the success of some the organiza-
tion's current projects and an update on the status of other projects.
Goals for 2009 will also be set.
Wednesday, December 31

New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 1

Thursday, January 1
Advertising, press releases and letters to the editors are due on
Thursday, January 1, for the January 5-11, 2009, edition of St. John

Happy Holidays!

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 22, 2008-January 4, 2009

3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays. 779-4477

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

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

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

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

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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

to work with outstanding team of Real Estate professionals
effervescent personality, project oriented, good computer skills
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

Looking to relocate or just spend your holiday season
in the Virgin Islands? This is the place. Love City Cruz
Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Completely furnished
long or short term. Sleeps up to 4 people. Adults only.
No pets, no smoker. Conveniently located to shops,
restaurants, beach. Great sunset view.
For more details call 340-514-6248 or 340-693-7557






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St John Eye Care
boulon cent-r


$79 Single Vision
$109 Bifocals

Dr. Craig Friedenberg


Satellite services from
Dish Network &
Hughesnet. Always on.
There when you need it.
340 779 4001

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

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
/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

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

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

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


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

e rical ge Soae

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


Office Space with
Full Generator
From 181 to 980 sq. ft.


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

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

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

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


Brand New Office
& Retail Space

Excellent Location right
next to Westin! Ideal spaces
remaining for office & retail,
ample parking, generator.
Immediate Occupancy
Call 732-489-3264

4WD, auto, 20" chrome rims,
black, tint, CD, sun roof,
135k, runs great! PRICE
REDUCED! $7,900.

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

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

Pick up a copy of TRADEWINDS:

St. Thomas
Marina Market

Cruz Bay
1st Stop Convenience
Baked in the Sun
Book & Bean
C&D Bakery
Deli Grotto

Dolphin Market
Gallows Point
The Mail Center
Nature's Nook
Papaya Cafe
Starfish Market

North Shore Road
Caneel Bay Resort
Cinnamon Bay

Maho Bay Camps

South Shore Road
Pine Peace Market
Westin Resort

Coral Bay
Connections East
Keep Me Posted
Lily's Gourmet Mkt

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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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

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

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

Century Hill Estates Vacation Rentals
(340) 779-1804; 340-227-6688

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

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

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

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

Coral Bay Design Buidl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002

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

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

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

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

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

John 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Marketplace
Everything you need in one place

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

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

TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
Coral Bay
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REAL ESTATE, INC. P.O. Box191, St.John, VI 00831
REAL ~ ~ ~~ ESAE N.Aa

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

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

i 6A-1-1 STQUACO & 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 Tradewinds, December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009 25

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

SADIE SEA Wonderful oppor- 0)
tunity to own and operate an estab- pC
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.

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

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

ISLA'IA 16 f ,~1d1V1VU 1)1

FRONT -This beautiful 5
bedroom villa is right on the
water at dynamic Harl Bay-
Watch or join the surfers riding
the waves or watch and lislen to
the surf from Ihe 2 separale
swimming pools each with a
spacious sun deck. This very
special home includes such
features as infinity edge pool,
grotto and waterfall, coral stone
floors, decks and railings, huge
generator. Arguably Ihe most
beautiful house and location on
St. John! $7.995M

"Siurside" is a three bedroom
home located in the uniquely
beautiful Reef Bay area of Fish
Bay. Situaled on the edge of
undeveloped National Park
land, the home is a short stoll
via nature path to the while
sand beach of Reef Bay where
you can enjoy snorkeling,
surfing, swimming and beach
combing. Ample porches,
sunning decks, pool and
Jacuzzi, air-oonditioned bed-
rooms and lush landscaping
complete the picture. $1,950,

"Long Bay Lookout" Enjoy
sweeping panoramic views of
Round Bay and Coral Harbo
from the porch of this two
bedroom gated masonry home
wilh studio unil on lower level.
Partially renovated living/dining
& kitchen area incudes custom
mahogany cabinets, trim and
doors plus new ceramic ile floor
and counterlop coverings,
There is ample rom for expan-
sion on the evel lot which is a
short walk from the common
waterfront lot with small floating
dock- $895,000

"Mango Terrace Condcs" Michael Milne designed condos under constnucion in Cruz Bay 2, 3
and 4 bedrooms available. NC, walk to Frank Bay beach and town. Water views, high quality
appliances. These will be some of the most spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Completion scheduled for late 2008. Specia pre-construction prices: $825,000 o $1.6M OR
Fractional Owrershipg Opportunty Buy one quarter ownership in a 2, 3, ao4 bedroom condo.
"Maho Bay" Rare opportunity to own 13.8 acres with over 850 feet of shoreline consisting mostly
of while sandy beach (Little Maho), localed within te confines of the Virin Islands National Park
on St. John's pristine north shore. The property is flanked by Francis Bay at the East and Maho
Bay at the West with fabulous views of the Atlanlic, Caribbean and offshore cays as well. Ideal for
resort use, residential development or privale compound. $32M

Team San Martin Perfect Building Lot
Teamwork makes dreams work. at Great Price!
STake 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 I/AA with an awesome Caribbean
Christiansted, VI 00820 Oustanding n view. Dual access from
340.773.1048 www.teamsanmartin.com Outsanding Results. upper and lower roads.

26 St. John Tradewinds, December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009

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AcceL ONLY 999,000. lech access. $92S5000.
SPECIAL PRICEI I Virgin Orand Esrttes ,wo imAzing 0.4 L *:-Acr lots. EAkc for only $275,000.,
18 ACRES & z20 tu-divided lNts above Rendelitvo with molt rroAd* pAVed Cell us for Details.
NEW LISTING Priced To Selll Motivated Owncie Carolina .25+/- ac Gneat views. 1209,999.
SUB-D[V]DABLE pArcCl near CriO i BAY. WaeIT vitW* ovetr PilsbuTr S-ound............... 425.000.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomrparab]e north hiore vitws........ 2.5C00.000.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Marny Peak. Amazing 360 views. ]1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-ac.knoll lop w/panoramic views excllcnt development polential.S .29.99999,
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable 1.73+/- at. lot with great water views.....5449,999.
REDUCED oversized loc in Coral Bay near proposed marina project............ UST $310.000.
FLAT quarter cTre I i arcel I': dn I d 1- huild Iand views Il rrlcutane irnl S137,500,
BMMAUS A Ireat lol lt a gFrct price wilh bugc Coral Bay harbor views....Now just 5145,000.
CONDOMINIUM developmeni project ha- plarn an d expired permi us f r a 1]. uniis $2,730,00.
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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. Amazing 280 views overlooking Francis Bay & Northshore, + Coral
Bay& BVI's. $1,695,000.

POINT RENDEZVOUS Beautiful, brand new, masonry
villa. Great room, with vaulted ceiling, lovely kitchen, stain-
less appliances, spacious master bedroom/bath w/stone
garden shower, sleeping loft, A/C. Serene water views, &
spa on large covered veranda. $1,595,000. non MLS.
AURORA Luxurious 4 bedroom / 4 bath masonry villa
on Contant Point. Enjoy 180 views from Great Cruz to St.
Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, gor-
geous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, & excellent vaca-
tion rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
LOVANGO LOVE SHACK Featured in National maga-
zines, this unique, custom timber home is located on the
sandy beach at Lovango Cavit 11 mi~ rth of
St.J com-
plete flp It Uy me 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 ridgetop villa w/incredible north
shore& down island views. 3 spacious bdrm suites, 3.5 baths,
Ig. pool w/waterfall, spa, 4 car garage, gated entry, privacy,
beautiful furnishings & landscaping. Vacation rental history.
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.
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 bdrms, 2 baths,
& large covered veranda. Nestled on a gently sloped 12 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 Pt. 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.

KLEIN BAY Exceptional small exclusive neighborhood
offers commonly owned beach, underground power, paved
roads. Two /2 acre homesites, both with fantastic Rendezvous
Bay views. $879kand$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 Two homesites, each with pan-
oramic views, paved roads & architectural plans, in great new
area. $350,000 each.
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.
Water views, borders green belt, paved access....$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views .......................$250,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included .............$329,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo......................... $375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel........................... $389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac ........................... ........ $425,000
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views ...........$299k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $182k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site....................................$280k
Lower Bordeaux, BVI views, paved road.................. $199k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway........................... $255k
Gentle slope, Bordeaux Mt., 0.63 ac...........................$349k
Coral Harbor views .................... .... .............$350k
Ironwood Rd, views, house plans ............................. $360k
Upper Carolina, great views ........................................$379k
BVI views, one acre+................... ............. $415,500

Holiday Homes of St John


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A SREAmpling of our Eclusively Listed opeIOties

A Sampling of our Exclusively Listed Properties

"I Exquisitely custom
designed with 2 pools,
luxurious master &
6 additional bdrms,
plus soaring ceil-
ings, extensive stone
work, exotic African
slate floors, custom
mahogany cabinetry.
Walk to beach & din-
ghy dock.

"BORDEAUX HOUSE" on .5 ac. with
ultimate privacy.
island views. This
signature estate is
sure to capture your
heart! Charming 4
bedroom gated estate
with spa, fireplace,
poolside kitchen.
PRICE REDUCED! Now $2,950,000

OINCIANA" is an island classic home on "SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charm- "SEABISCUIT'
terfront. Hart Bay is at room, ma-
your feet with wonder- sonry home
ful views and breezes. in excellent
lar rental offers one of large pool in
the best views of the convenient
south shore from this Chocolate
commanding water- Hole.
$2,300,000 front site. PRICE REDUCED! Now$1,250,000 $995,000

Exclusively Listed Land

12 acre subdivide-
able waterfront plus 4
hillside lots available.
Incredible BVI views!
Priced from $699,000
spectacular BVI views, quality paved roads,
undergrnd. utilities, stone wall & planters,
common beach. Just 8 minutes from Coral
Bay. 12 parcels priced from $399,000.
from this Upper Peter Bay parcel that
borders Nat'l Park. Save a year in planning
and start building, architectural plans and
CZM permit included. $2,950,000
WATERFRONT parcels ranging from .5 -
1.36 acres in some of St. John's best areas!

"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
munity featuring underground utilities,
paved roads, & gorgeous sweeping views.
Fabulous lots ranging from $415,000
private residential community just minutes
from Cruz Bay. Water views to St. Thomas.
3 gentle grade sites: individually sold or
total 1.78 acres for $600,000
"CALABASH BOOM" Great views, pri-
vate, .4 acre adjacent to Sago Cottage

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

MERCIAL SPACES available in St
John's premier mall. Various office
suites, retail spaces and a built out res-
taurant space. Available immediately.
Rents start at $762.57 per month.
ac. R-4 & W-1 zoning allows mul-
tifamily dwellings & commercial
uses. Spectacular views. Walk to
beach & town. $3,200,000
"SATYAMUNA" Successful health
food/vegetarian restaurant for sale.
Excellent high traffic location, per-
fect for hands on owner. $75,000
ful Gym for sale. Established 12+
years. Excellent location. Inventory
included. $50.000


2) Caribbe- "BLUEROCK", a 4x4 rental villa
an style, with sensa-
masonry, tional water,
panoramic STT, & sun-
vie ws set views.
pool & hot Large pool;
tub. Im- spa; 2 kitch-
maculate, ens ;could
abo ve rent as two
Coral Har- separate,
bour. $975,000 private units.

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


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CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bedroom villa
above the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay.
Stunning residence exudes comfort,class &
elegance. $3,895,000

MAHOGANY TREE VILLA Create a PRICED TO SELL, 4 bdrm concrete home
charming B&B offering a gated entry, walk to in Skytop is a terrific bargain! Upper three
Frank Bay & town. (4) 1bd/1ba units with A/C, bedroom unit and spacious lower one bdrm
common pool & garage. $975,000 unit. Views of Fish Bay. $735,000
TEMPTRESS 2 bdrm suites separated by 2 ELLISON New construction in the Virgin
buildings a living area and an impressive Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living
kitchen complete with granite countertops, space. 3 master suites, sunsets year round.
private decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,650,000 $2,890,000
steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 Hart Bay. 4 bdrms with ensuite baths and
bdrms & 4 baths. Also enjoy the lower 3 bdrm elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre. Multi-
beach house. $2,895,000 level floor plan offers privacy. $1,700,000
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS A rare opportu- NEW! This remodeled property with South
nity to add your finishing touches to a beautiful Shore views. Additions include 2 new a/c bdrm,
home. Ocean views, colorful sunsets, stonework pool, decks, laundry room and kitchen in lower
highlights,professional landscaping. $1,025,000 unit. $1,400,000
JOHN'S ONLY OCEANFRONT CONDOS! Panoramic sunset views, small complex
2 Upper floor loft units available, 1 of a kind with lush tropical gardens, on site
complex. Excellent rental program, ocean & management, pool and established rental
harbor views, tastefully appointed & a/c. program. $295,000
$980,000 & $1,275,000

LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage
overlooking Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay, & BVI.
Plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA
w/pool. $489,000
CRUZ BAY .75 acre, 3 bdrm short term
rental with pool and panoramic views. Zoned
R-4 and suited for development. $2,950,000
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
gingerbread architecture and island
furnishings. Owners apartment plus 3 income
producing units. Room for expansion.
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

PALM JEWELERS High end jewelry store
in prime Cruz Bay location. $525,000
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Upscale gallery of
designer jewelry, fine art, & distinctive home decor.
Located in Mongoose Junction. Established
(25+yrs), successful turn-key business. $300,000

ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST BUILT! NEW! Early morning risers paradise overlook-
Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5 ing Coral Bay to BVI. Well maintained 2-unit
baths. Swimmable water access from the back cottage offers a 1 bed/1 bath with a cozy
yard. $4,950,000 covered porch. Plus studio apartment. $625,000

ADVENTURE VILLA Lush tropical setting,
Coral Bay views. 4 bdrm luxury villa is built for
comfort, space, privacy. $950,000
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
DELI GROTTO! Consistent lifetime sales
growth, deli and internet cafe located in prime
commercial space. Catering to tourists &
residents, baked goods, cold beer, extensive
breakfast & lunch menu, ice cream. Eat in the
a/c, on outside terrace or take out. $475,000

INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
Sunset Views! 5 bdrm, 5 bath with pool, spa,
a/c bdrms and inviting great room.
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
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage
tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral
Bay. Two separate units, plans available for
additional home. $729,000
L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in
upscale Pt. Rendezvous. 180 sea views,
dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath
suites. Infinity edge pool. 2,950,000

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

S $6,800,000

bath villa, superior craftsmanship, Caribbean
stonework, Spanish tile roof, 180 views, large
pool and hot tub $2,850,000


28 St. John Tradewinds, December 22, 2008-January 4, 2009




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