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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: October 12, 2009
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October 12-18, 2009
Copyright 2009


ST. JOHN


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


St John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Bennett "Trying To Save" Three Island Restaurants
The futures of Asolare, Paradiso and Chloe and Bernards restaurants, owned by Integrated Assets, were in
question as talk of bounced checks and restaurant closing circulated across St. John Story on Page 2


FINANCING

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POND BAY

CLUB WORK
Page 3
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Public Caution for
Motorists Using
Island Roundabout
Page 6
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GHS Students
Culinary Skills
Page 7
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Page 5


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2 St. John Tradewinds, October 12-18, 2009


Bennett "Trying To Save" Three Island


Restaurants and Regain Ownership


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The futures of Asolare, Par-
adiso and Chloe and Bernards
restaurants, owned by Integrated
Assets, were in question as talk
of bounced checks and restaurant
closing circulated across St. John.
With rumors swirling around the
island that three prominent restau-
rants were on the verge of closing
and employees were getting bad
checks, former Integrated Assets
restuarant owner Winston Bennett
called Tradewinds last Friday to
respond to the talk on the street.
Having sold Integrated to Mi-
chael San Fillipo in 2005, Bennett
is now in the process of reclaiming
ownership of the corporation since
San Fillipo abruptly left island in
July.
"I sold Integrated at the end of
2005 to businessman Michael San
Fillipo and he defaulted and left
island," said Bennett. "I'm trying
to see what I can do to save the as-
sets. This was certainly a surprise
to me."
Bennett acknowledged that bad
checks were written to employees,
but maintained that it was a trans-
fer snafu, not malicious.
"The fact of the matter is that,


yes, there were bad checks," Ben-
nett said. "It is my understanding
that there was a problem with a
payroll transfer and employees
were asked to hold on to the checks
and that didn't happen."
The former restauranteur, how-
ever, denied any part in the fiasco.
"I don't have anything to do
with the checks," said Bennett.
"Coby Cooper is the manager and
it's my understanding that he has
been signing checks in Michael's
absence."
Bennett has actually been using
his own funds and spending his
own time to try to keep the restau-
rants open, he explained.
"I actually don't have any own-
ership yet," Bennett said. "We're
going to go to court to regain own-
ership, and in the meantime, I've
been doing what I can to help keep
the restaurants open. I've been
putting in my own money to keep
them going."
Asolare, Paradiso and Chloe
and Bernards are expected to be
open for season, according to Ben-
nett.
"The restaurants will be staying
open unless the world comes to
an end that is the intention," he
said. "We have new people com-


ing on board and there is no inten-
tion of closing the restaurants."
Bennett hopes to have the own-
ership in place and all three restau-
rants ready to go for high season,
he explained.
"We're going to work through
the process and while nothing is
for certain, I know a lot of people
depend on the restaurants for their
incomes and we're going to try to
get them ready for season," said
Bennett. "I hope to have everything
stabilized and to work through the
process of ownership."
The worst of the problems are
hopefully in the past for the owner
and employees of Integrated As-
sets, Bennett added.
"There were, I think, absolutely
problems and with the condition
of the economy. There were some
serious issues with late pay and
payroll," he said. "But I think they
are working through those issues
and we hope to have people caught
up as soon as possible. It's tough
for everyone."
The company also owned Cha-
teaux Bordeaux, which has been
closed for months. The lease ex-
pired on the location and Bennett
has no intention of reopening a
restaurant there, he said.


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St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tom Oat


Just Play Field Day Set for Oct. 12


St. John Tradewinds
Using Sport For Social
Change's first annual "Just
Play" event for the youth and
community of St. John, is ready
for October 12. It has been a lot
of fun putting this event togeth-
er and everyone is looking for-
ward to quite an extraordinary
free sports event.
There will be some very
special guests entertaining
throughout the day including
Brenda Wallace, DJ Percy, the
Love City Pan Dragons, the
Love City Leapers, St. John
School of Arts, Valerie Dona-
ghue, Julian Jackson, Music by
CSN and other special guests!


All of this is supported by
Nike, Verace Jewelers, Massage
Envy, Guy H. Benjamin School,
Julius E. Sprauve School, Gifft
Hill School, Arawak Expedi-
tions, St. John Ultimate Villas,
St. John Community Founda-
tion, 8 Tuff Miles, Morgan's
Mango, Bellows International,
Gecko Bar, Infinity Images,
Sun Dog Caf6, Department of
Sports Parks And Recreation,
Starfish Market, Subway, St.
John Ice and Water, Yacht Ha-
ven Grande, Team Key Aquat-
ics and Wharton Smith.
For more information, visit
www.usingsportforsocial-
change.com


Free Flu Shots in Coral Bay October 16


St. John Tradewinds
Department of Health offi-
cials will be giving free flu shots


for adults only at the Coral Bay
Fire Station on Friday, October
16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Rotary Awards Dinner Honoring Joe

Kessler, Helen Simon Is October 17
St. John Tradewinds
The Rotary Club of St. John is hosting its annual awards dinner
celebration in recognition of this year's Paul Harris Fellows and
Community Service award recipients on Saturday, October 17, at
Ocean Grill Restaurant at 6 p.m.
Joe Kessler and Helen Simon are this year's Paul Harris Fellows
and Myrtle Barry and George Cline will be presented with Com-
munity Service awards for their outstanding service to St. John.
Tickets are $50 per person and advanced reservations are re-
quired. For tickets call William Willigerod at 776-0883, Dave
Carlson at 779-4419 or BJ Harris at 693-8485.

Guy Benjamin's 96th Birthday Is Oct. 18
St. John Tradewinds
Friends of Guy Benjamin are invited to celebrate the island edu-
cator's 96th birthday on Sunday afternoon, October 18, at Fred's
from 4 to 7 p.m. Attendees should bring a dish to share and stories
to tell. For more information all Cid at Connections at 776-6922 or
Faye at Fred's at 776-6363.

Early Learning Center Forum Oct. 19


St. John Tradewinds
Parents of young children
are invited to participate in the
community forum "Planning for
Success A Community Con-
versation about Early Learning
on St. John," on Monday, Oc-
tober 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at
Myrah Keating Smith Commu-
nity Health Center.
Kids First! and the Commu-


nity Foundation of the Virgin
Islands are partnering to fa-
cilitate community-wide con-
versations about the status of
children up to five years old
and how the community can
best use resources to enhance
the quality and availability of
early learning experiences. For
more information call Donnalie
Cabey at 777-0990.







St. John Tradewinds, October 12-18, 2009 3


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


With financial issues in flux, the Pond Bay Club
construction site in Estate Chocolat Hole remained quiet
last week.



Work Stops on Pond Bay Club Due to Financing Issues


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While the hammers have
stopped pounding at Pond Bay
Club's Estate Chocolate Hole con-
struction site, the project is only
being delayed, not shut down, ac-
cording to developers behind the
luxury fractional ownership re-
sort.
"Effectively, what we've got is
that we've got a German bank han-
dling our financing and the bank
has been restructured," said Bob
Emmett, a principal of First Amer-
ican Development Group/Carib,
the developers behind the project.
"They have a new team which has
little hospitality experience and
it's taking too long for them to get
their heads around this."
The project, however, is in no
danger of being shut down, Em-
mett added.
"Our fundamentals are very
strong and we're hoping to resume
work at the site soon," Emmett
said. "We're moving ahead with
the bank, but we're in flux in the
meantime as they get new man-
agement going and decide within
how they're going to handle our
project."
Citing the still uncertain world
economic outlook, Emmett de-
clined to predict a date when work
would resume at the almost 15-
acre construction site.
"In today's world, there are no


"In today's world, there are no certainties
and this is a day-to-day issue right now as to
where we are. There are a lot of moving pieces
to the puzzle. This will inevitably push back
our opening date a bit, but it's not a funda-
mental issue."
Bob Emmett, principal
First American Development Group/Carib
Pond Bay Club


certainties and this is a day-to-day
issue right now as to where we
are," said Emmett. "There are a
lot of moving pieces to the puzzle.
This will inevitably push back our
opening date a bit, but it's not a
fundamental issue."
While Pond Bay Club's German
bankers get their ducks in a row,
local officials have been finalizing
a cobble and coral clearing study
on Chocolate Hole beach.
Last Spring St. John Coastal
Zone Management Committee
members approved a hand-clear-
ing pilot study of Pond Bay Club's
shoreline, the details of which De-
partment of Planning and Natural
Resources officials recently com-
pleted.
Pond Bay Club officials already
hand-cleared a 75-foot section of
the beach, and a second 25-foot
section is slated for clearing when
work at the site resumes. After that
area is cleared, a nine month mon-


itoring program will commence,
according to St. John CZM Com-
mittee member Gerry Hills.
"This monitoring was the de-
cision of DPNR's Division of
Fish and Wildlife and CZM staff
jointly," said Hills. "A resource
ecologist will be coming out once
a month to check water quality and
erosion and see what is coming up
on the beach."
Hills didn't foresee any objec-
tions to the planned beach moni-
toring study.
"It's a great idea, having the
study last nine months," he said.
"I can't imagine anyone objecting
to this because it will be a study
that shows once and for all what
the effects of the beach clearing
with be."
As details of Pond Bay Club's
shoreline monitoring program
have been hammered out, a water
source for the project is still being
determined. The original Environ-


mental Assessment Report in the
developer's original permit appli-
cation proposed a reverse osmosis
facility at the site.
The developers removed that
request and instead worked out a
deal with the V.I. Water and Power
Authority to extend their water
distribution to the resort. WAPA,
however, doesn't have funds to
extend their pipelines and instead
Pond Bay Club officials requested
to install an injection well system.
The plan calls for digging three
wells 100 feet deep into the aquifer
to extract water and one well 150
feet deep to discharge the high-
salinity brine back into the aquifer.
If the plan is allowed, it will be the
first injection well configuration in
the territory.
Several months ago, the St.
John CZM Committee approved
Pond Bay's request to apply for
permits for the wells, but the group
does not have the authority to okay
the wells, according to Hills, who
voted against the injection well re-
quest.
"The CZM Committee didn't
give them permission for the
wells, we gave them permission
to apply for permits for the wells,"
said Hills. "Pond Bay has to go
through two different agencies for
those permits the local Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency and
the federal EPA."
Pond Bay Club is keeping its


options open as far as water on the
site, according to Emmett.
"We're authorized to test for
the wells at this point, but we're
working on plans 'A,' 'B,' and
'C,"' said Emmett. "It looks like
we'll either have wells or WAPA.
It really depends on how long ev-
erything takes and how long the
restructuring takes."


INDEX

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules .............20
Classified Ads ...................19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules .................18
Letters.......................... 14-16
Police Log ....................... 17
Real Estate ................. 21-23
Senator at Large Reports ....9
Wha's Happn'nin'................11




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4 St. John Tradewinds, October 12-18, 2009


Concerned Parent Questions Wood Used To Build Shack Fire


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As part of Fire Prevention Week in the
territory each year, Juilus E. Sprauve School
students are treated to the spectacle of VI.
Fire Department officials extinguishing an
intentional blaze but this year, students
got more than a show.
On Wednesday morning, October 7, stu-
dents donned red plastic fire hats and con-
verged on the bleachers near the Winston
Wells ball field for the demonstration. After
VIFD officials constructed a wooden shack
in the field to ignite, however, one parent
noticed a problem with the wood.
"They do this every year, so this year I
said I'd walk up there and look at the wood
before they started," said Tom Krall. "I im-
mediately noticed they were using treated
lumber. The wood on the top of the structure
was clearly T-111."
After sharing his concerns with VIFD of-
ficials, the T-111 lumber which is treated
with chemicals, including arsenic, to ward
off insects was removed, but that didn't
solve the problem since the shed was con-
structed partially of wolmanized or treated
lumber, Krall explained.
"The fire official there took the T-111 off
the top but was still going to bur the rest of
the wood and was trying to say that it wasn't
treated," Krall said. "Treated lumber has ar-
senic in it and compounds that, when burn,


create dioxins. This stuff is really danger-
ous."
Krall took a sample of the wood, which
was confirmed by a number of builders to
be treated lumber, he added.
Despite Krall's objections, VIFD offi-
cials torched the treated wood and even
worse, according to Krall left the toxic
ashes on the field.
"They went ahead and torched it and
there was smoke and ashes blowing all
over," said Krall. "If you check on the inter-
net you'll see all it takes is one tablespoon
of this ash to be lethal to a person. After the
fire, the ashes were just laying there in the
field where the kids have P.E. class."
Krall called St. John Administrator Leona
Smith, who was quick to respond and get to
the bottom of the problem, he explained.
"Leona was very concerned about this
and she called a meeting immediately with
me and Fire Chief Winnifred Powell," said
Krall. "No one person was being malicious
it was just the typical snafus of communi-
cation. The lumber was donated and Win-
nie was given the wrong impression of how
clean the stuff was."
While some of the donated lumber was
clean, some of it was also treated. Com-
pounding the problem, fire officials also
used discarded wood found near the Cruz
Bay station to construct the shed to blaze,
Krall explained.


JESS students watch as firemen
light a demonstration blaze in the
Winston Wells ball field.

"Winnie thought the shed was going to
be entirely constructed of things that were
safe, but the wood wasn't entirely clean and
in addition to that, these guys brought other
wood that was treated too," he said.
VIFD St. John Deputy Chief Winnifred
Powell assured Krall that the incident would
never be repeated, he added.
"Winnie said at the meeting that they
would never do anything like this again,"
Krall said. "If they do anything like this,
they'll use cardboard."
Administrator Smith thanked Krall for


"...all it takes is one table-
spoon of this ash to be lethal
to a person. After the fire, the
ashes were just laying there in
the field where the kids have
P.E. class."
Tom Krall, JESS parent


bringing the issue to her and the fire depart-
ment's attention.
"The issue was settled," said Smith.
"Winnie thanked Tom for the information
and going forward next year, she said she
would make sure that treated wood would
not be used."
The Fire Prevention Week incident high-
lighted a bigger problem of the prevalent
misuse of treated wood, according to Krall.
"The big problem is that people are burn-
ing this stuff all over the island and they
have no idea how dangerous it is," he said.
"You can't even let this stuff sit on your
property or it will contaminate the ground
for years since the arsenic leaches out of the
wood. Hopefully we'll get some education
out there."
"We're hoping to have people be more
educated about this," said Smith. "We're
looking out for the interests of the public
and the kids."


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Callwood and Vincent Honored as VIPD Officers of the Month


St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department Officer
Derrick Callwood was honored in
July and Detective Cassandra Vin-
cent was honored for the month
August as part of the department's
Officers of the Month program on
St. John.
Callwood joined the department
in 2002 and has been assigned to
the Leander Jurgen Command
since August 2003. Callwood made
several arrests during the month of
August, including Aggravated As-
sault and Battery, Driving Under
the Influence, Reckless Endanger-
ment and Destruction of Property.
The VIPD
officer is de-
scribed by
his supervi-
sors as having
great leader-
ship skills and
a relentless
worker, who
takes initiative
Derrick to perform his
Callwood duties to the
highest stan-
dards.
He also as-
s sists the detec-
tives assigned
to the Com-
mand when
suspects are
picked up for
Cassandra interviews or
cent d to be arrested
incet for various of-
fences.
Detective Vincent is a six-year
veteran of the VIPD and was as-
signed to the Leander Jurgen
Command in 2004. She was then
assigned to the St. John Criminal
Investigation Bureau in February
2007.
During August, Detective Vin-
cent made several arrests involv-
ing crimes committed on St. John
including Grand Larceny, Bur-
glary in the second and Burglary
in the third.
Detective Vincent is the only in-
vestigator assigned to the St. John
Criminal Investigation Bureau.
She investigates all cases, does her
own leg work, works diligently
and relentlessly under trying cir-
cumstances. Vincent is described
as always having a positive out-
look.
"It's a pleasure for me to com-


mend the police officers of the
month for a job well done," said
VIPD Commissioner Novelle
Francis. "These officers have


shown dedication, leadership, and
the true spirit of service to the
Virgin Islands community. Spe-
cial acknowledgements go to the


Virgin Islands Hotel and Tourism
Association for hosting the pre-
sentations and providing incen-
tives for the officers and to the St.


Thomas Community Integration
Team for assisting in the revival
of this moral building community
partnership."


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Safe and Drug Free Community
School Grants Available
Safe and Drug Free Community School grants are available for the de-
velopment and implementation of three youth and preventive programs. Suc-
cessful applicants must identify and execute scientifically evidence based
preventive programs. Applicants may apply for a maximum of $84,500 for
12 months of funding. Two applicants will be funded in the District of St.
Thomas/St. John and one on St. Croix. The funding period will begin on on
November 1, 209 and end on September 30, 2010. Applications are due by
October 23, 2009 at 2 p.m.
The priorities for the Governor's portion of the funds are to serve children
and youth who are not normally served by local education agencies, or popu-
lations that need special services or additional resources. Those populations
include youth in juvenile detention facilities, run-away children or homeless
youth, pregnant and parenting teens, or school dropouts and those at-risk of
dropping out. For more information, please contact Ms. Clarrisa Warrington at
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As the Cruz Bay roundabout continues to take
shape, St. John Roadway Committee members urged
motorists to proceed with caution through the con-
struction site.
During their meeting at the Cruz Bay Battery on
Wednesday morning, October 7, committee members
shared concerns about safety as Island Roads contin-
ues building Love City's first traffic circle.
While directional arrows have been painted on
the roadway, excavation near Dolphin Market often
makes them unrecognizable.
"It's almost the worst it's going to get," said Ira
Wade, Department of Public Works St. John Deputy
Director. "They're trying hard to keep those arrows
visible. If people just come in and follow the arrows
there will be no problem."
"It comes down to keep left," said Wade.
Traffic in the roundabout has the right of way,
Wade added.
"People must yield to the traffic that is already in
the circle," he said. "Let the traffic pass by before you
enter the circle and keep left. If people are paying at-
tention, they're getting their training for how to drive
in the roundabout when it's done."
When complete the roundabout will consist of two
lanes of traffic, which will make it easier to maneuver
in the circle, the DPW Deputy Director explained.
"What you see now is not what it's going to look
like," he said. "You'll start bearing left about where
the old gas station office is now. When they remove
the pole in the road there, it will be a lot more under-
standable."
There are still two more excavation sites in front
of the bandstand and in front of the Julius E. Sprauve
School's Industrial Arts Complex which will cause
at least partial road closures in the near future, Wade
added.
"Route 104 will probably close for a half a day or


so for the excavation," he said.
Construction of the project which started in
May 2008 is still on pace to wrap up in May 2010,
according to Wade.
"When it's finished there will be a big dog and
pony show about how to use it," he said. "We'll have
officials there and we'll do a big public education
program about driving through the roundabout. As
confusing as it is, it's actually working really well
already."
A new sidewalk is slated to be installed on Cen-
terline Road from the Islandia Building up the hill to
near the water tower. Funds have already been identi-
fied for the project, which should move forward as
soon as the new minister of the Seventh Day Adven-
tist Church signs off, Wade explained.
"Plans have been made and the money is in place,"
he said. "We're just waiting for the right of entry
and easements to be signed. We expect that to come
through shortly."
Several telephone poles should be moved in order
for the sidewalk to be properly laid out, according to
committee president Norm Gledhill.
"We should be doing this the right way," said Gle-
dhill. "In order to do it the right way, those poles
should be moved."
Relocating the poles would make the project cost-
lier and more complicated, Wade explained.
"We shouldn't mix apples and oranges," said
Wade. "That will just hold the project up and I think
we should move forward."
The committee was hoping to meet with an Assis-
tant Secretary of the Interior to discuss opening co-
lonial roads in VI. National Park, but the secretary
was delayed due to the natural disaster in American
Samoa.
Now St. John Roadway Committee members hope
to meet with the assistant secretary in November to
talk about opening Route 107 along the south shore,
according to Gledhill.






St. John Tradewinds, October 12-18, 2009 7


GHS Students To Learn Culinary Skills from Local Chef


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Eleven Gifft Hill School students sitting at a long dining
table in an otherwise empty downtown Cruz Bay restaurant
on a recent Monday afternoon weren't on a field trip, but
actually in class.
Walter Hinds, owner of Hinds Restaurant, is teaching a
cooking class for the private island school for the first time
this semester. One afternoon a week, the restaurant, which
is not open for lunch, transforms into a classroom for 10
seniors and one sophomore enrolled in the school's new
"Meal Preparation" elective class.
After Hinds met GHS head Ben Biddle, the two came up
with the idea to start a cooking class for the island school,
explained the chef.
"Ben and I had been talking about starting a cooking
class, and we decided to go ahead and do it this year," said
Hinds. "I love the kids and I think it's important to know
about proper food techniques."
Hinds also wanted to share his passion for cuisine with
the students, he added.
"My first experience in a kitchen was in a home econom-
ics class, so I wanted these kids to get that opportunity,"
said Hinds. "While this is not a chef's class, it's a great op-
portunity to introduce kids to the world of food and culinary
arts."
The students' experience levels varied from being the


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tristan Ewald


Chef Water Hinds, standing, discusses
cooking techniques with his students in GHS'
Meal Preparation class.

son of an eminent Love City chef La Tapa owner Alex
Ewald's son Tristan is enrolled to not knowing how to
boil water. Looking ahead to college, many of the students
also wanted to be comfortable in a kitchen without their par-
ents' help.
"I signed up for the class because when I go off to college


next year I want to be able to cook for myself," said GHS
senior Afrika Anthony. "I don't really cook much at all right
now, so I'm excited to learn some things."
"I want to be able to cook for myself and not ruin what
I'm making," said Shaiman Lalich, a senior at GHS.
Before the students could get inside the kitchen, how-
ever, Hinds first hosted class in the dining room, discussing
food safety and cooking techniques.
"There are things the students need to know before they
even go near food," said Hinds.
In the first hour-and-a-half class, Hinds taught the stu-
dents about food and kitchen safety, from food-borne ill-
ness and cross contamination to fire safety and health and
hygiene.
Throughout the 11-week course, the chef plans to instruct
students in preparing everything from stocks, sauces and
soups to meat and poultry. Ingredient identification, tools
and equipment and baking instruction are also on the syl-
labus.
While Hinds designed the class to be fun, it will not be an
easy "A" for students.
"The students will have quizzes every other week," Hinds
said. "There will be a graded final at the end of the semester
which is going be fun and will have some surprises for the
students, but it won't be easy."
While this is Hinds' first time teaching high school stu-
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partment of Health Commissioner of Health Julia Sheen-Aaron.
"Significant efforts and resources are being tapped to address
this unfortunate situation," said Sheen-Aaron.
Clients with scheduled appointments affected by the closure
were encouraged to reschedule their visit by calling 776-6400.
Community residents and other persons on the island of St. John
who are in need of emergency medical attention were told to call
911 or go directly to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health
Center, according to Sheen-Aaron.
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Singlehanded Championship


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Antilles School senior Max
Nickbarg spent the past few
months sailing his way to the top
of the Inter-Scholastic Sailing As-
sociation's South Atlantic District
fleet.
He started out the summer,
however, in Brazil where the St.
John teen represented the Virgin
Islands at the Volvo Youth Worlds
in early July. After racing against
some of the best youth skippers on
the planet, Nickbarg, 17, finished
in the middle of the fleet.
"Only one person from each
country goes to the worlds so it re-
ally narrows down the fleet," said
Nickbarg. "It was really challeng-
ing. It was the hardest regatta I've
ever been in."
For the Volvo Youth Worlds,
sailors competed in radial lasers, as
opposed to full rig lasers called
laser standard which Nickbarg
started sailing at the end of the
summer. The format meant many
of the bigger skippers dropped
down to radials just for the event
and dominated the field.
"There were no jokers around,"
Nickbarg said. "Everyone was
tuned up perfectly and well-
trained."
With 53 countries represented,
Nickbarg finished in about the 30
spot and relished the opportunity
to race against such competition,
he explained.
On the heels of his Brazilian
experience, last month the St. John


\ News Photo Courtesy of M. Nickbarg

St. John sailor Max
Nickbarg shows off the
trophy he won at the SAISA
championship.


sailor cruised to a hard-fought first
place at the 2010 South Atlantic
District Singlehanded Champion-
ship (SAISA) in laser standard -
his first regatta sailing the full rig.
"I used to sail radials and this
was my first competition in the full
rigs, and I won," said Nickbarg.
After crossing the mark early
on the first day of racing, Nickbarg
was penalized a last place score
plus two additional points.
"Normally you get to throw
out your worst score, but in high
school racing you can't," said the
St. John sailor. "So that really
pushed me back."
Nickbarg battled back on the
second day of competition, how-
ever, to take first place in the high


school district championship by
one point.
"I went out the second day
thinking I wasn't going to win," he
said. "I won the last four races and
won the regatta."
The win qualified Nickbarg to
race in the Inter-Scholastic Sail-
ing Association's National High
School Singlehanded Champion-
ship at the end of the month in
Corpus Christi, Texas, where he'll
compete for the Cressy Trophy.
"I've never sailed there be-
fore, but it's supposed to be really
windy," said Nickbarg. "I like sail-
ing wind, but with the bigger sail
now I'm one of the little guys. It
shouldn't be too bad though."
Nickbarg is also on the Antil-
les School sailing team, but won't
compete in a team high school
regatta until the Spring. While he
looks ahead to college, Nickbarg
won't try to qualify for another
youth world championship, keep-
ing his focus instead on full rig
lasers.
"I'd have to drop down to radial
lasers for the Volvo, so I'm not go-
ing to try to qualify for the youth
worlds," said the St. John sailor. "I
definitely want to go to a college
with a good sailing team and I'll
concentrate on full rigs."
Keep an eye out for Nickbarg
in local waters in December, when
the teen will likely pair up with
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Senator.at*Large

Reports

By Senator Craig Barshinger


Ferry Fares, Property Taxes


St. John Tradewinds
The Legislature will host an
October 26 meeting on my bill
No. 28-101, which is designed to
lower the ferry fare between St.
John and St. Thomas to $2 each
way and provide subsidies to the
ferry franchisees to make this pos-
sible.
Anyone is welcome to testify
- call my office to sign up. A big
turnout for the hearing will send a
message to my fellow senators that
St. John is very concerned about
ferry fares and ferry service. A
substantial subsidy package con-
sisting of both federal and local
monies will be necessary. When
money is tight, the money flows
to wherever there is the most in-
terest.
The committee ofjurisdiction is
Financial Services, Infrastructure
and Consumer Affairs, chaired by
Senator Neville James from St.
Croix. He is sympathetic to the
difficulties St. John residents are
facing on this issue as well as the
looming issue of property tax.
Property Tax
That same committee has juris-
diction over my bill No. 28-0078,
which is designed to bring prop-
erty tax relief to St. John residents.
The hearing on St. John for this
bill that was scheduled for October
28 has been postponed. We will let
you know the new date as soon as
it is set.
Please let us know if you would
like to testify about your concerns,
fears, or ideas concerning prop-
erty tax issues. By attending, you
show that St. John is awake, alert,
and will not allow St. John to be
singled out to bear an unfair tax
burden.
Copies of this bill (28-0078
along with amendment No. 28-
506T) are available at my St. John
office. We are open from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday. Our
telephone number is 693-8061.
There are signs that the execu-
tive branch is getting the message


that St. John valuations by Bear-
ingPoint, Inc. were flawed. On
August 25 the Lt. Governor's of-
fice came to the Appropriation and
Budget Committee, requesting $1
million to fix the St. John property
tax issue. They recognize the need
to correct the many bad revalua-
tions.
On a side note, one of the mem-
bers of the Unity Day Group said
recently at a public event that
I "supported $1 million for the
Lt. Governor's office to fight the
Unity Day Group." This was in-
correct. Furthermore, it was an ir-
responsible statement. All St. John
residents must work together to
resolve this issue.
I believe that the lawsuit of St.
John residents being brought by the
St. John Unity Day Group (UDG)
is an important element in resolv-
ing the crisis that we face. I have
directed many concerned citizens
to the UDG and recommended
that they join in the fight. Now I
must caution all who are involved
to demand strict accounting by the
leadership of UDG.
My goal is to bring the prop-
erty tax crisis to an end by provid-
ing a remedy to the mistakes of
BearingPoint. There is a risk that
some within the UDG will become
infatuated with the idea that they
can collect money and fight a court
battle.
Yes, we will fight when we are
forced to fight. But we must never
fight for the sake of fighting. And
no one should profit from the fight,
all money should go to mounting
a legal case that leads to a resolu-
tion.
Bill 28-0078 is powerful medi-
cine for a sick taxation system. It
may be the cure that will bring us
back to being able to collect fair,
affordable property taxes.
It contains two remedies. One is
to provide for the correct revalua-
tion of all St. John properties. The
second is to provide that property
taxes will be due every ten months,


until we are caught up. This recog-
nizes that asking property owners
to pay two or more tax bills at once
is not practical.
With continued public support,
an aggressive lawsuit by the UDG
and others, and a little bit of diplo-
macy, the property tax crisis can
and will be resolved.
The Budget
The legislature passed an $855
million budget for 2010 a couple
weeks ago. It was the product of
two grueling months of legislative
hearings. I am satisfied that we did
a reasonable job of matching our
shrinking resources to our many
needs. We will revisit the budget
throughout the year as necessary.
Of particular interest is the mis-
cellaneous section of the budget.
Several St. John organizations are
supported from this section.
My office has received many
complaints about failure of the
executive branch to disburse the
appropriation made by the Legis-
lature. To remedy this, I have re-
quested that Debra Gottlieb, direc-
tor of the OMB produce a "guide
to obtaining payment on your ap-
propriation," which I will provide
to all who have been appropriated
such funds.
The governor recently came to
St. John to celebrate the fact stim-
ulus monies from both federal and
local sources are now in place and
the projects they fund are getting
underway.
The governor's job is to ensure
that the work is done in a timely
and high-quality manner. The Leg-
islature's job is to watch over these
projects and ensure that the money
is spent for the purposes specified
in the appropriations.
St. John Staff
Catherine Stephen, my dynamic
community outreach liaison, has
recovered from surgery and is now
back at work. Thank you for the
calls and the prayers on her be-
half!
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new shop as a sales associate helps customers, at right.



Freebird Welcomes Customers at New Dockside Location


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
There is a new face greeting visitors
when they step off the Cruz Bay ferry dock
these days.
After 20 years in its Wharfside Village
location, Freebird Creations moved this
month to a new shop below St. John Spice.
Along with owners Barbara and Randy
Hervey who bought the jewelry store in
November 2000 the couple's pug Rafael-
la now proudly sits in the window welcom-
ing visitors and locals to the new location.


"It's kind of like a face-lift," said Barbara
Hervey. "After 20 years we all need one."
While the Freebird owners are still set-
tling in to their new digs, there has already
been a noticeable increase in foot traffic
due to their more visible location, Barbara
Hervey explained.
"There was an almost instant influx of
people when we opened," she said. "We still
have a bit of work just finding spots to put
everything. But everything will find its new
home."
Although the store is in a new building,


customers can still expect to find the same
great merchandise.
"It's pretty much the same size as our old
store, so we didn't downsize our merchan-
dise," said Barbara Harvey. "You can still
get a $5 toe ring or an ancient coin. We're
just in a different, fresher environment."
There are two new lines Freebird is un-
veiling this season. A high-tech sport digital
watch line Suunto and a hand-made enamel
jewelry line by Viszu will be available this
season as well as Natura wall sconces and
chandeliers made of Spanish alabaster.


After closing for only a week for the
move, Freebird will be open daily from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. this season as the Herveys
look forward to another 20 years in their
new location.
"It's a great way to meet the neighbors
here," said Barbara Harvey. "When people
come off the ferry it's nice for them to see
St. John friendly stores like us and St. John
Spice."
Stop by and say hi to the Herveys and Ra-
faella in their new location just steps off the
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Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Jaime Returns from Vacation
St. John Tradewinds
Mauri has left, Jaime is back and joins Andrea in helping Ma-
Linda at Tradewinds and the two forthcoming magazines! Can't
wait to see the St. John Magazine and St. Thomas Magazine.
Jazz VI at the Beach Bar is Hot
There's always a breeze blowing on the beach. Roan Creque
and Vince Wallace played last Sunday, bringing in another beat.
Don't miss the show Sundays from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The only show
in town.



Kids First! Supports Early
Childhhood Education at GHS


GHS Students Clean Up Annaberg and Mary's Creek


St. John Tradewinds
Kids First!, a V.I. non-profit
dedicated to supporting edu-
cation on St. John, announced
that $25,000 of financial aid en-
abling 10 students to attend the
Gifft Hill School early learning
program has been awarded.
Kids First! has also funded
an additional $5,000 to pur-
chase teaching aids to enhance
the educational experience for
Gifft Hill pre-school children.
Gifft Hill School Headmaster
Ben Biddle said financial sup-
port from Kids First! has made
a difference in 10 children's
lives and the teaching aids that


Kids First! has purchased will
enhance the experience for all
children who attend Gifft Hill's
early learning programs, ac-
cording to Bruce Claflin, Presi-
dent of Kids First!
Kids First! mission is to
support quality education for
all the children of St. John in
a safe and nurturing environ-
ment. Kids First! believes that
supporting quality education
on St. John is the single most
important contribution we can
make to keep St. John the spe-
cial place it is today.
For more information, email:
info@kidsfirststj.org.


Gifft Hill School sev-
enth and eighth graders
in Kris Bennett's classes
recently pitched in during
Coastweeks, cleaning the
shorelines near Mary's
Creek and Annaberg.


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* Aqua Bistro 776-5336, Reopened for season
* Asolare 779-4747, Only open Monday, Wednesday and
Friday evenings until further notice.
* Baked in the Sun 693-8786, Staying open
* Balcony 774-8470, Staying open
* Banana Deck 693-5055, Reopening October 15
* Beach Bar 777-4220, Staying open
* Cafe Concordia 693-5855, Closed until November 8
* Cafe Roma 776-6524, Closed Oct. 1 until Nov. 1
* Caneel Restaurants Entire resort closed until Nov. 1
* Chloe and Bernards-714-6075, Closed until Oct. 12
* Crazy Crackers Open
* Da Livio's 779-8900, Open; Closed on Sundays
* Donkey Diner 693-5240, Closed Aug. 30 to Oct. 28
* Fish Trap 693-9994, Closed Aug. 30 to Oct. 13
* Happy Fish 776-1717, Closed Sept. 28 to Oct. 26
* High Tide 714-6169, Open
* Hinds Restaurant 775-9951, Closed until Oct. 22
* I Scream Staying open
* Inn at Tamarind Court 776-6378, Reopening mid-October
* Island Blues 776-6800, Staying open
* Jake's Staying open
* JJ's Texas Coast Cafe 776-6908, Staying open
* La Tapa 693-7755, Reopening October 16
* La Plancha del Mar 777-7333, Staying open
* Lime Inn 776-6425, Closed Aug. 31 to Oct. 30
* The Lucky Pagoda 774-9900, Staying open
* Maho Pavilion 776-6226, Staying open
* Miss Lucy's 693-5244, Not available
* Morgan's Mango 693-8141, Staying open
* Ocean Grill 693-3304, Reopened for season
* Paradiso 693-8899, Closed on Wednesday evenings but
call for hours and reservations
* Rhumb Lines 776-0303, Closed Sept. 28 to Oct. 16
* Shipwreck Landing 693-5640, Closed Sept. 5 to Nov. 10
* Skinny Legs 779-4982, Reopened for season
* SoGo's 779-4404, Staying open
* Sun Dog Cafe 693-8340, Staying open
* Sweet Plantains 777-4653, Closed Aug. 30 to Dec. 2
* Waterfront Bistro 777-7755, Reopened for season
* Woody's Seafood Saloon 779-4625, Reopened for sesaon
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A Talk with Love City Teen: Chloe Jarvis


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After volunteering with Friends
of V.I. National Park this year,
13-year-old Chloe Jarvis learned
how fulfilling it is to help others.
"Last year, I wasn't very in-
volved with the community and I
guess I didn't really think much
about it," said Jarvis, an eighth
grader at Gifft Hill School. "But
when you step outside of yourself
and start volunteering, it's nice and
it gives you a new view of things. I
really enjoy helping out at Friends
- it's fun."
In addition to her work at
Friends of VINP, Jarvis also
spends her time volunteering at St.
John School of the Arts as well as
her mother's day care center, Here
to Grow. She also runs on the GHS
cross country team, models with
Star Models and studies ballet at
SJSA, all while staying on top of
her studies.
This year the St. John teen is
putting even more on her plate by
applying for boarding school on
the mainland.
"I want to go to boarding school
for high school because I feel like
I'm ready to start something new,"
said Jarvis. "I'm ready to kind of
move up in the world and just ex-
cel in my education. I'm ready for
change."
While Jarvis loves her island
home, the mature young lady feels
capable of achieving more than
what is available locally, she ex-
plained.
"I love St. John and this small
environment where I can see 10 of
my friends just walking down the
street," Jarvis said. "But I have a
feeling inside that I'm ready to be
on my own and to learn so much
more than I know already."
Jarvis never thought about at-
tending boarding school in the
states until her aunt, who is a de-
velopment director for a private
school in New Jersey, mentioned
how much financial aid is avail-
able.
"One of my aunt's students was
applying to boarding school and
she was telling me and my mom
they have a lot of financial aid and
that's when we started thinking
about it for me," said Jarvis. "We
never thought it was possible be-
fore. My mom thought boarding


St. John Tradewinds News Photo


Chloe Jarvis is a busy young lady with big dreams.


school was only for rich people,
but it's different now."
Since setting boarding school as
a goal three months ago, Jarvis has
been excelling in and out of the
classroom, she explained.
"I've always been a 'B' student,
but I wasn't really inspired by
school before," said Jarvis. "But
now that I have a goal for myself,
I'm really inspired and I know that
I can do it. Reading wasn't some-
thing I used to do for fun, but now
I read all the time and I have a dic-
tionary by my bed."
"Volunteering a lot and staying
busy has been great too because
it's teaching me how to manage
my time, which I'll need to do if I
go away to school," she said.
The St. John teen was almost
giddy with excitement talking
about the possibilities at boarding
school.
"Looking at some of the clubs
and classes at the schools I've been
looking at, it's amazing what is out
there," she said. "It's a whole new
learning experience. It's not just,
'sit down, this is what we're learn-
ing.'"


"It's interactive and you really
have to be involved with your edu-
cation," Jarvis said.
While attending high school
away from the comforts of family
and friends might not be for every-
one, Jarvis seemed prepared for
the realities of living away from
home, added Jarvis.
"I'm very mature for my age
and I've always been indepen-
dent," she said. "I'll definitely
miss my mom and my dad and my
sister, but I think I'll do fine. I've
just always been that type of kid."
As she waits to hear from The
Lawrenceville School, Peddie
School, Emma Willard, St. An-
drews Delaware and St. Andrews
Boca Raton, Jarvis offered some
advice to young students on St.
John.
"Set goals for yourself," she
said. "It's so important to have
goals and then when you realize
that you've succeeded, it's a good
feeling to know what you're ca-
pable of. This is something that's
new to me, but it's really good to
push yourself and see what you
can achieve."






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ACC Hosting Third Annual "No

Fleas, Please" Market October 24
St. John Tradewinds
"No Fleas, Please," the third annual Animal Care Center (ACC)
flea market, will be on Saturday, October 24, at the Winston Wells
ball field. The all-day event will feature housewares, books, fur-
nishings, and clothing. This year there will be a larger-than-ever
selection of games and toys at the children's table.
Refreshments will be available and a surprise raffle is planned.
All proceeds will benefit the island's homeless, abandoned and
abused animals. Call Connie at the ACC shelter at 774-1625 for
more information.

Zemi Caribbean Workshops Start
Nov. 7 With "Caribbean Digital Film"


St. John Tradewinds
Workshops at "Zemi" dem-
onstrate and teach a variety of
exciting new skills as well as
age old healing methods taught
by world renowned profession-
als and successful islanders.
Each week there are differ-
ent workshops designed for
individual attention. November
7-14, will be the "Caribbean
Digital Film Workshop" about
how to get the best effects from
cameras, how to edit to make a
short movie and how to create,
produce, fund and sell a docu-


mentary. Beginners to advanced
film makers are welcome.
The workshops will be taught
by Steve Simonsen, an award
winning photographer and
movie maker, and Bill Stelzer,
a videographer and producer.
Andrea Leland, who has
produced several documenta-
ries including "Jamsie King of
Scratch," will lead the group on
how to make a great documen-
tary or to improve one.
Lauren Chiten, who has won
awards will also teach about
producing documentaries.


"Daily Strife" Exhibit Oct. 16
St. John Tradewinds
The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in con-
junction with curators, Janet Cook-Rutnik and Lisa
Ladner are pleased to announce plans for the upcom-
ing exhibition, "Daily Strife, VI PR Friendship
Commemoration," show that will open at the muse-
um on Friday, October 16, in Frederiksted, St. Croix.
Selected artists from the Virgin Islands are Diego
Conde, Donald Diddams, Gerville Larsen, Monica
Marin, and William Stelzer. Both curators will also
be exhibiting and there will be a talk featuring Vir-
gin Islands and Puerto Rican artists and scholars on
Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at
CMCA.
This exhibition and scholars presentation is funded
in part by the Virgin Islands Humanities Council, an
affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humani-
ties, the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the
National Endowment for the Arts. Contact CMCA at
772-2622 for more information.


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Keeping Track


2008
FINAL COUNT
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: 18
Under Investigation: 18
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 67
Under Investigation: 67
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 68
Under Investigation: 68
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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Jaime Elliott
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TO-DATE
Homicide: 1
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 3
Under Investigation: 3
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 4
Under Investigation: 4
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 16
Under Investigation: 15
Solved: 1

3rd Degree Burglaries: 52
Under Investigation: 50
Solved: 4

Grand Larcenies: 50
Under Investigation: 47
Solved: 3

Rapes: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0


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Just a few thoughts to separate the forest from the
trees. Maybe you can use some of it.
In your recent article, you note that VI. rebate
funds for Solar electric systems are not available to
non-residents. A rental house manager asks, "what do
I tell my owners." I would like to help in answering
that question.
There are formidable reasons why off-island own-
ers should be informed and encouraged to consider
solar electricity, in spite of their exclusion from the
local rebate program:
1. High electric rates are here to stay in the V.I.
WAPA's plans for alternatives (trash to power, and
others) are to its credit, but no one is predicting much
effect on the rate-payer.
2. Under the 2009 Reinvestment and Recovery
Act the tax credits offered by the Federal government
remain available through 2016 (check with your ac-
countant). The credit of 30% of cost no longer has a
limit on system size. For owners in medium to high
tax brackets, this benefit would dwarf the "lost" V.I.
rebate.
3. Depending on the form of ownership (again,
check with your accountant), the U.S. Treasury offers
to businesses an outright grant (through 2010) of 30%
of system cost in lieu of the credit. Also. accelerated
depreciation may be available.
4. Owners will also want to familiarize themselves
with rebate and credit programs in their home state.
They might want to "go solar" there too! This will
also provide an eye-opener on how V.I. rates stack up.
For a synopsis of local, state, and Federal programs,


Readers of St. John Tradewinds' web site, www.
stjohnnews.com, have been using the comment board
to share their opinions of articles posted to the site
daily.
The article "Injured Robbery Victims Find Police
Station Vacant" garnered the most attention, during
the month of September. Nine readers weighed in on
the story about the robbery victim's plight, most of
which are printed below:
My heart truly goes out to Phon and his friend.
It must have been awfully scary.
-This November I have my tenth visit planned,
and am considering one of those iii,.i.i. '," alarm
systems for the villa... Best wishes for a quick recov-
ery. Smiles.
-Let's see, who do we believe, Ms. Rames or the
victims? Or maybe Darren Foy. "The victims did not
try to initiate any contact with the police and left."
Bleeding profusely?? And the officers didn't do any-
;i,, g? To protect and serve? C'mon Mr. Foy. This,
once again, does 'tpass the smell test.
-That is a sickening story. I wish both of them
the best.
-This story goes to show you how corrupt the St.


go to www.dsireusa.org
5. The cost, efficiency, and reliability of P.V sys-
tems has never been more favorable. Owners can pre-
dictably ease or eliminate a huge drag on their rental
bottom line. A space (roof or yard) of about 100 sq. ft.
per kW is all that is needed, and system life can be 25
years and beyond.
6. A solar installation can add an interesting and
memorable feature to a rental property. Guests today
are genuinely interested in energy issues. Kinder
treatment of the environment has played well from
the early days of Cinnamon and Maho; this remains
the case.
So much for the "supply" side. On the consumption
side, owners might, among other savings measures:
Change the bulbs, scale back the pump timers, in-
stall a programmable a.c. thermostat, and get all elec-
tronics on ilhi.ll" plug strips (a big t.v. waiting for a
remote signal can use as much power as a refrigerator,
even though it is off).
The list goes on quite a ways, and mostly doesn't
effect enjoyment of the house. So, these are some
of the things I would tell the owners. I have worked
for them; they are for the most part resourceful and
adaptable. They are gutsy by definition. Solar electric
installations can produce returns and provide satisfac-
tion far beyond most investment strategies available
today. And, don't forget, the risk level is just about
zero.
Sincerely,
Bill Osborn
Pro Forma Solar


John Police Department really is. There should be
video cameras in the Police Department showing a
time stamp, and why if the police were there and saw
the guys bleeding they would not have come out to
help! This is ridiculous, and the feds need to come in
and get rid of all the current police officers.
The police work for the drug dealers. The feder-
al government should come in and clean up the police
department. The St. John police have zero interest in
solving crime. It is a total joke.
-I hear more and more stateside about not go-
ing to St. John. "Don't feel safe" and "don't feel
welcome" are very common statements. Sometimes I
think the local official. would be happier if people
didn 't come to the island. Selfish and very short sight-
ed as that may be!
-These acts of violence are happening too fre-
quently on St. John. So many of these random acts of
violence happen in very close proximity to the police
station. Why would anyone feel safe on St. John any-
more? I understand Phon is considering leaving the
island. I don't blame him. Tourism is bad enough due
to the economy, it may get worse if the island reputa-
tion has crime written all over it.


Despite Rebate Exclusion, Villa Owners

Shoud Consider Alternative Energy Power


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Online Readers Weigh In on Injured Robbery Victims


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I read in shock a story in Tradewinds (10/05/09) of
a No\\ and Zen" boutique employee being arrested
for helping a tourist "picking up a pizza" from get-
ting a parking ticket, and got himself thrown in jail
for several days, at $1,500 bail, and was tossed into
a maze of incompetent police procedures which only
St. John residents are subjected to.
First, who among us has not parked briefly down-
town to fetch something to eat? Who has not parked
along the street, without blocking traffic, because
there is no parking in Cruz Bay?
How many times have we seen cars parked along
this same street while the driver has breakfast at
Joe's Diner? How many delivery trucks block traffic
as they make their rounds? How many times do we
wait, patiently, for taxis and car rental agencies to do
their business?
How many times do we see a car block a whole
lane of traffic while the driver hangs out, or sells fish,
at Nature's Nook and Anetha's? Just how far away is
a parking spot so you can simply "pick up a pizza?"
So, who should actually be arrested, a young man
trying to help a tourist deal with Cruz Bay, or "our
leaders" who have failed our community's need for
parking for decades? Who should be arrested? Here's
some leading candidates:
Our present and former Island Administrators
who have not created a single new parking space in
decades, ignoring our pleas for parking and plan-
ning.
Our last three Governors, who have all prom-
ised to solve this problem.
All Senators, who have ignored our needs on
every issue, including parking.
DPNR who has failed at any planning for de-
cades.


A Port Authority which only knows how to
make things worse, really!
Public Works, which can only put up parking
signs for their own use.
First Bank which closes its' parking lot at night
so our local businesses can't even enjoy the use of
this graveled space for their customers to park.
Our business community which doesn't seem
to care, or is afraid to demand parking, or to improv-
ing the town's ambience. Parking means commerce.
Wake up! Locals are avoiding our town, and soon our
visitors will too!
The National Park, hasn't even created parking
for their own visitors; and ignores our "gateway com-
munity" problems.
Our Police can park on the ball field, can we?
Do we really need two ball fields in the heart of our
little town?
We know that our community is frustrated and
has been begging for parking and planning for over
20 years, but so far, our only "hero" seems to be a
young shopkeeper who tried to help a tourist "pick
up a pizza."
For that, he has become a victim of our parking
problem. Presiding Judge Alan Smith, a St. John resi-
dent, who should understand our parking dilemma,
has found "probable cause" to prosecute this case.
Let's hope Judge Alan Smith sees the extenuating
circumstances and the need to bring charges against
"our leaders" who have failed to solve a simple need
in Cruz Bay.
Good Luck in court Jim, and a big bucket of shame
on the rest of us for not demanding "a fix to our park-
ing."
Steve Black
St. John


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Clarifying the Numbers in "Cash for Clunkers"


Mr. Hruza's recent letter to the editor claimed the
"Cash for Clunker" program saved American con-
sumers only $350 million while costing the govern-
ment $3 billion dollars. He pointed out this was a
poor return on investment and questioned how the
government might run health care.
Mr. Hruza's analysis would be correct if drivers
pumped crude oil into their tanks and they scrapped
their cars after one year.
Crude oil has to be transported, pumped, refined,
trucked and sold at retail before the consumer can buy
it, just about tripling the cost. In addition, the average
owner keeps his car seven years. Using all Mr. Hru-
za's other assumptions but making these two changes,


This letter was simply a reprint of a hoax email
that has been circulating. Had Mr. Hruza checked it
for accuracy at Snopes.com, (as one should always
do before forwarding such information) he would
have discovered that the figures were fudged, inac-


the benefit to consumers now becomes $7.35 billion
on an investment of $3 billion.
Mr. Hruza's analysis also neglected the following:
This program created or saved thousands of jobs re-
sulting in wage earners who paid taxes as opposed to
drawing unemployment compensation.
It eliminated millions of pounds of carbon emis-
sions and related pollutants. And it reduced payments
to foreign energy suppliers, many of whom act con-
trary to America's interests.
If this is the type of return we can expect from
Health Care Reform, I say "bring it on!"
Bruce L. Claflin
St. John


curate, and contained mathematical errors, and that
the Cash for Clunkers program actually saved more
than double its cost.
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Who Should Be Arrested?


"Cash for Clunker" Was Hoax Email







16 St. John Tradewinds, October 12-18, 2009




Letters to St. John Tradewinds


The Laws of Ulimate Reality


Love City's No Parking Issue


Law of Mechanical Repair
After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin
to itch and you'll have to pee.
Law of Gravity
Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible crevice
furthest away from you.
Law of Probability
The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the
stupidity of your act.
Law of Random Numbers
If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal and some-
one always answers.
Law of the Alibi
If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat
tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire while running late
for work.
Variation Law
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will al-
ways move faster than the one you are in now (works every time).
Law of the Bath
When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.
Law of Close Encounters
The probability of meeting someone you know increases dramati-
cally when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
Law of the Result
When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it
will.
Law of Biomechanics
The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
Law of the Theater
At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle
arrive last.
The Starbucks Law
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask
you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
Murphy's Law of Lockers
If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adja-
cent lockers.
Law of Physical Surface
The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down
on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of
the carpet/rug.
Law of Logical Argument
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking
about.
Brown's Law of Physical Appearance
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.
Oliver's Law of Public Speaking
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
Wilson's Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy
As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop
making it.
Submitted by Z. Hruza
St. John


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 station, reports and arrests on St.
John.


Does anyone in authority in our government not
see and understand the position that every taxpaying
citizen is put in every day they come to Cruz Bay by
the simple act of never having solved the St. John on-
going, decade-plus parking issue? Many potential so-
lutions have been offered, yet nothing continues.
Nothing.
Year after year, nothing. Administration after ad-
ministration, nothing. This is a reflection on what our
present system of government accomplishes for our
small island.
If we cannot solve this simple problem, how can
we even think about solving all of the many others?
How can anyone on this island have any kind of
faith in government or hope for change when this one
simple issue cannot be solved and continues to ex-
asperate everyone who lives and works here?
It is way past time for our St. John community to
demand a change in our centralized system of govern-
ment which has a proven record of failure in running
the island of St. John.
I believe that it is also why we have so much crime,
apathy and "acting out." There is little hope left to
improve our community.
St. John must have a locally-formed government
of individuals who live here and experience the daily
issues that impact our lives. We need to identify our
own unique problems and have the power to solve


My Name is Ron Harrigan and I am writing to you
about a story that my son Gavin wrote for school. He
is 10 years old, in the gifted and talented program and
is very bright.
He loves St. John more than any other place in the
world. He has managed to make the trip down with
his mom four times in the last five years and he comes
home dreaming of the next time he will be back.
St. John is often the subject of his artwork and
stories and this, his latest story, was an assignment
where he was asked to write about his favorite place
on Earth.
I know it is sometimes hard to remember how spe-
cial the place you call home is until you see it through
the eyes of someone who doesn't get to see it every-
day.
I hope you like his story and can use it for your
paper.
Sincerely,
Ron Harrigan


them here.
St. John residents are tired exhausted con-
tinually "beating our heads against a wall" trying to
express to the centralized government in St. Thomas
again what needs to be done and why there are al-
ways the same issues that should have been solved
many years ago. These issues go across the water to
St. Thomas and simply fade away rarely to be heard
of again.
I no longer believe that a change in administra-
tion can change the many challenges we have on our
island. Only a change in moving from a centralized
government to a more localized government can
move us in the right direction to solve our St. John
problems.
Sadly, our Constitutional Convention failed us and
leaves us to contend with this dysfunctional system.
We need to address a more grass-roots, localized
form of government to the public in a referendum in
our next election. This is critical to restore the peo-
ple's faith in government.
Senator Craig Barshinger how do we make this
happen?
Something has to change. St. Johnians are losing
any little faith they might still have to address the on-
going problems on St. John.
Bonny Corbeil
St. John


Petition Circulating Against Thatch Cay Development


I have posted a petition on care2.com concerning
the territorial government's decision to allow a big
resort developer to build on Thatch Cay. I am hop-
ing at least 500 people will sign it by early December
so I can submit it to the proper authorities in Puerto
Rico. Citizens and potential tourists from around the


world have been signing it. I hope you, as well as
your family and friends, will also. Here is the web
site address; http://www.thepetitionsite.com/109/
help-save-thatch-cay-wildlife.
Sincerely,
Susan Mann, Cruz Bay


St. John
I get out of the cramped plane and the fresh Ca-
ribbean breeze is nice and warm. I experience this
almost every year on my traditional trip to St. John
(one of the Virgin Islands).
The beaches are unreal, the sand is pure white and
the water looks and feels like blue satin. There is a
forest of green trees that smell sweet and the fresh
coconuts are even sweeter
Cruz Bay is like a treehouse. There are entangled
stairs leading up to the shops like the Caravan Gal-
lery and St. John Spice. Vines entangle the rails of the
stairs made of stone and coral.
When the sun sets on the perfect beach, the sand
turns to black velvet. The bugs churping and the
waves churning blend to form a Caribbean lullaby.
Perfect, peace.

By Gavin Harrigan,
Ocean City MD


St. John Through a Child's Eye






St. John Tradewinds, October 12-18, 2009 17


American Legion Co-Ed Flag
Football Scores and Standings
Raiders (Black) 32 Packers (Green) 6
The Packers came off a big win last week expecting to make it
two in a row but the Raiders would have none of it. With Shakeem
Meade leading the way with three first half TD tosses and five for
the game, it was clear that the Packers were in for a long night.
Gregory Lewis came up big with three first half TD receptions
and Meshaun Wilkinson added two more in the second half. The
Packers were able to come up with a score of their own late in the
second half as Daniel Smith tossed a neat pass and long run to
Jalen Frazer to prevent the shutout. The Packers meet the Broncos
in the late game on October 9.
Broncos (Red) 13 Patriots (Blue) 0
The Broncos made it two in a row by defeating the Patriots who
now go 0-2 on the season. Tough defense by both teams kept the
score low but the Broncos managed to slip two scores by the Pats,
one in the first and one in the second half. Jay Williams showed
his strength at quarterback by tossing two TDs.
Colin Brago was on the receiving end in the first half while
Jahreem Fahie grabbed another in the second tilt. Christian Rutnik
chipped in with an extra point on a toss from Williams to com-
plete the scoring.
Standings As of October 2
Team W L PF PA
Broncos 2 0 34 6
Raiders 1 1 38 27
Packers 1 1 31 53
Patriots 0 2 21 38

Scheduled for October 9 at 6 p.m. will be Raiders vs. Patriots,
starting at 7 p.m. and Broncos vs. Packers. All games are played
at Winston Wells field.



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Bat Night Is October 23
Join Division of Fish and Wildlife biologist Re-
nata Platenberg in celebrating Bat Night at Maho Bay
Campground on Friday, October 23, from 6:30 to 8
p.m. in the dining pavilion.
Come learn about bats of the Virgin Islands, how
they benefit humans, what you can do to help bats in
your neighborhood and other fun facts! Plus, get up
close and personal with a real live bat!
The event is part of Do One Thing for Wildlife, an
initiative by the Department of Planning and Natural
Resources' Division of Fish and Wildlife to promote
wildlife conservation and public awareness. For more
information call 775-6762 or email vi.wildlife@
gmail.com.

Free Flu, Pneumonia Shots
Beat the Bug at CareForce 2009 on Thursday, Oc-
tober 29, when free flu and pneumonia shots will be
available for seniors at St. Ursula's senior center from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Free blood pressure, blood sugar checks and foot
exams will be available. Seniors with Medicare cards
should bring them. For more information 712-2444.

Junior Tennis Tourney
The St. John Racquet Club will host a VITA Junior
Tennis Tournament in honor of Sis Frank November
6 through 8 at the Cruz Bay tennis courts.
The tournament is sponsored by HOVENSA and
is open to boys and girls between the ages of 10 and
18. The entry fee is $15. For more information call
Patrice Harley at 776-6643.

Fight the War Against Obesity
Women With Focus is committed to winning the
war on childhood obesity in the Virgin Islands, and is
now accepting new students ages 8 to 12 to join their
fitness club on St. John.The main focus is to educate
parents and adolescents about the dangers of child-
hood obesity and ways to prevent it. For more infor-
mation, email w\ olnc i, i\llif octii u \ .oo coll


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EMERGENCY NUMBERS:

Land Line: 911 Cellular: 340-776-9110
St. John Police Dept: 340-693-8880 St. John Fire Station: 340-776-6333


Friday, October 2
No time given 403V p/
at Jurgen Command with one
Raymond Paul under arrest and
charged with D.U.I. DUI
Saturday, October 3
6:14 p.m. A visitor c/r that
someone unknown removed
items out of her rental villa.
Burglary.
Sunday, October 4
2:00 a.m. A citizen p/r that
he was threatened by an adult
male. Disturbance of the peace.
10:55 a.m. An Estate Power
Boyd Plantation resident r/ that
her daughter is having a verbal
disturbance. Police assistance.
2:25 p.m. An employee at
the Westin Resort and Villas r/
that a security guard is request-
ing police assistance for stolen
items. Grand larceny.
7:05 p.m. A garbage bin was
r/ on fire in the area of Estate
Grunwald. Fire.
Monday, October 5
1:20 p.m. A citizen c/re-
questing police assistance in the
area of Hansen Bay. Police as-


distance.
2:50 p.m. A citizen c/re-
questing police assistance. Dis-
turbance of the peace. D.V
5:50 p.m. An Estate Pastory
resident p/r that she is being
harassed by her boyfriend's ex-
girlfriend.
Tuesday, October 6
10:09 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident r/ that he is
having a dispute with his neigh-
bors over land. Police assis-
tance.
No time given An Estate
Enighed resident p/r that she
lost her green card. Lost docu-
ment.
5:36 p.m. A citizen r/ an auto
accident in the are of the tennis
courts. Auto accident.
Wednesday, October 7
10:26 a.m. A citizen r/ that
a male who owes him money is
creating a disturbance and has a
pipe in his hand. Disturbance of
the peace.
3:15 p.m. The owner of Oa-
sis Water Services p/r that he
hasn't been paid for services by


Sirenusa Enighed Condomini-
ums.
7:05 p.m. An Estate Ren-
dezvous resident r/ that she was
having a domestic disturbance
with a male who took her cell
phone and house key. Grand lar-
ceny, D.V
8:20 p.m. VIPD officer
p/ with one Jesse Richards Jr.
under arrest and charged with
grand larceny, D.V
Thursday, October 8
10:30 a.m. A St. Thomas
resident p/r that she lost her
British Virgin Islands Belongers
identification card. Lost Belon-
gers card.
11:00 a.m. An Estate Han-
sen Bay resident p/r that he was
approached in a threatening
manner by a male. Disturbance
of the peace.
11:10 a.m. An Estate Hard
Labor resident p/r that she was
instructed to leave her place of
employment. Police assistance.
5:08 p.m. A citizen r/ an
auto accident in the area of Es-
tate Pastory. Auto accident.


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Monday, October 12
St. John Community Foun-
dation, in conjunction with "Us-
ing Sports for Social Change"
is hosting "Just Play Field Day"
on October 12, 2009 for youths
aged 2-18.
Friday and Saturday,
October 15 and 16
Pastor Dennis Estridge and
members of the St. John Pente-
costal Church of God, located
on Gift Hill Road, will host the
leadership conference, "It's Just
for You," on Thursday, October
15, and Friday, October 16, at
7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 16
Department of Health offi-
cials will be giving free flu shots
for adults only at the Coral Bay
Fire Station on Friday, October
16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 17
Volunteers are needed for
a clean-up at Whistling Cay
on Saturday, October 17, with
Friends of VI. National Park.
Sadie Sea will provide trans-
portation and will pick up vol-
unteers at the VINP dock at 9
a.m
Saturday, October 17
The Rotary Club of St. John
is hosting its annual awards din-
ner celebration in recognition of
this year's Paul Harris Fellows
and Community Service award
recipients on Saturday, October
17, at Ocean Grill Restaurant at
6p.m.
Saturday, October 17, 24
The Kids And The Sea youth
sailing program will kick off


the 2009 year this month. First
time participants should meet at
Skinny Legs on Saturday morn-
ing, October 17, at 9 a.m. Re-
turning students should meet at
Skinny Legs on Saturday morn-
ing, October 24, at 9 a.m.
Monday, October 19
Parents of young children
are invited to participate in the
community forum "Planning for
Success A Community Con-
versation about Early Learning
on St. John," on Monday, Oc-
tober 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at
Myrah Keating Smith Commu-
nity Health Center.
Tuesday, October 20
The Recycling Associa-
tion of the Virgin Islands, St.
John Chapter will host its next
monthly meeting on Tuesday,
October 20, at 6 p.m. at the St.
John Community Foundation
office on the third floor of The
Marketplace.
Saturday, October 24
"No Fleas, Please," the third
annual Animal Care Center
(ACC) flea market, will be on
Saturday, October 24, at the
Winston Wells ball field.
Thursday, October 29
Beat the Bug at CareForce
2009 on Thursday, October 29,
when free flu and pneumonia
shots will be available for se-
niors at St. Ursula's senior cen-
ter from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 6-8
The St. John Racquet Club
will host a VITA Junior Tennis
Tournament November 6-8 at
the Cruz Bay tennis courts.


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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
Monday, 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.
NA Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.


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pool/w/d $1700.00;
Two bedroom/one
bath $1650.00; Two
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pool/w/d $2000.00;
Two bedroom/loft/
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Three bedroom/two
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boulon center
FREE EXAMS
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779-2020


RELIABLE MOBILE
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Professional and experi-
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All Work Guaranteed.
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Satellite TV & Internet
Crystal clear TV from
Dish Network starting @
$9.99/mo. 1 MB Internet
service from Hughesnet
starting @ $70/mo.
Satellites survive hur-
ricanes. "When the poles
and wires are on the
ground, the satellites will
still be up there spinning
round. (340) 779 4001
sloopjones@sloopjones.com


Caribe inflatable dinghy FOUND Drake's Channel.
No engine, no registration numbers. If it's yours provide
serial number, proof of ownership. Call Bob 340-776-6462


Watersports Jobs!
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




NEW FOR SEASON: Affordable, clean, cute 2 bedroom
apartment for rent short-term. Ideal Cruz Bay location pro-
vides an easy short walk to the ferry dock, taxi stand and
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people comfortably with air-conditioning, wi-fi and off-
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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday, St. John School of the Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sunday
340-715-0530


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


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

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
776-6731

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturday
779-4477

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

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 3rd Sunday: Servce 9:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306

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

Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617


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


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

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

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

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

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.corn
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


Appliance Services
Appliance Paul
340-690-5213
"A1,, ,,u on, only on St. John"


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


Health
St. John Eye Care 779-2020
27 years serving Virgin Islanders
Dr. Craig Friedenberg


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

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

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

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

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

RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty
tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660
P. O. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831
info@remaxipr.com


R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455 Restaurants
pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.com Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30nm Tiies-Sat


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

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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation


Property Manager
Cimmaron Property Management
tel. 340-715-2666
St. John's Premier Property Manager

Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc.
tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963
www.seaviewhomes.com


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


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

Skinny Legs "A Pretty OK Place"
tel. 340-779-4982
www. skinnylegs.com


Services
C4th Custom Embroidery
tel. 779-4047
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In an effort to better service clients,
FirstBank has launched free mobile
banking to all account holders in the U.S.
and British Virgin Islands.
FirstBank's mobile banking service
will give clients instant connectivity to
accounts anywhere, anytime using the
browser on their mobile devices. First-
Bank is pleased to offer clients yet an-
other delivery channel for accessing their
account information.
Since the introduction of FirstBank's
Interet Banking product nearly a de-
cade ago, enhancements and additional
features such as bill payer have been
added.
FirstBank has partnered with financial
services technology company, First Data
Corporation, to provide a convenient
and secure way for FirstBank clients to
check account balances, view account
history, transfer funds between accounts
and make loan transfer payments, while


Culinary Skills
Continued from Page 7

dents, the chef did teach an adult cooking
class back in New York. And if the three
pages of single spaced typed notes cover-
ing terms from "mis en place" to "al dente"
Hinds handed out at a second class is any
indication, he's not taking the class lightly
himself.
"I'm really getting into this," said Hinds.
"I've spent a lot of time designing the course
and I'm excited about it."
Hinds has also enlisted the help of Tracy
Thompson who is assisting the chef with the
class.


Continued from Page 8
Catherine has moved into the full time
position that opened when Beverly Penn-
Plummer departed. That leaves us with an
available half-time position in the St. John
office. I had the pleasure of interviewing
10 very qualified applicants a few weeks
ago. I wish that I could give them all a job,
because they come with qualifications and
eagerness to serve the people. We have not
made a choice yet, but I can see that we are
going to find an excellent candidate to join
Catherine in our St. John office.
I have put a large amount of effort into en-
suring that St. John is well-represented this
term. In the past, St. John got short-shrift. I


on the go.
"We are excited to offer our client base
yet another channel to monitor and use
their accounts," said Cassan Pancham,
Executive Vice President, FirstBank.
"We value our relationships with our cli-
ents and want to provide them with tools
that make their lives easier in these in-
creasingly busy times."
Clients who already utilize First-
Bank's Interet Banking service, can go
to www.firstbankvimoble.com immedi-
ately to enjoy anytime banking.
For more information or to enroll in
Internet Banking, customers can stop
by any FirstBank office or go to www.
firstbankvi.com to sign-up for Internet/
Mobile Banking.
FirstBank Virgin Islands is a divi-
sion of FirstBank Puerto Rico. It oper-
ates the largest branch and ATM network
throughout the Virgin Islands and offers
24/7 banking via PC, telephone and mo-
bile banking.


"I come to the restaurant a lot and Walter
and I became friends," said Thompson. "I
love to cook and I love his cooking. I also
wanted to help out with the class because I
want to learn some of Walter's secrets."
While Hinds is keeping busy one day a
week discussing proper braising and saute-
ing techniques with his students, the chef is
spending the rest of his time gearing up to
re-open the restaurant on October 22.
This season, Hinds will unveil some ex-
citing new features at his restaurant. A new
bar menu, featuring raw bar items and lux-
ury snacks, like foie gras cotton candy, will
be available as well as a new price fix early
dining menu. For reservations call Hinds
Restaurant at 775-9951.


intend to see that St. John residents never
loose their voices in the legislative process.
Island Planner
St. John is listening, and our office has re-
ceived two r6sum6s from potential planners,
which we are evaluating and will forward to
the executive branch. Thank you, and please
keep up the search. We won't stop searching
until our Planner is hired and at work.
Speaking of planning, have you noticed
the new fence going up around the VIPA
apron near the Creek? What do you think of
this? Let us know at senator@barshinger.net
or by calling 693-8061. Thank you for the
opportunity to serve you as your senator-at-
large.


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"Lovango Love Shack" is an New to the market, a must
intimate beachfront hide-away see well built and maintained
elegantly furnished & outfitted wood frame home, featuring a
with top of the line appliances, pnvate landscaped pool deck
including a whirlpool spa This with accented stone work,
sell contained paradise lea- 10x20 pool with a solar pump.
lures all mrlodeiTi util.ies and Main level is 2 bedrooms and
amrnit6s in an open sryle floor I barn and lower level has 1
plan just sleps Irom rne palmn bedroom and one bath & room
studded wh.ie sand beach for a future kitchen. There is
compile with private dock separate parking for the lower
uuse & mainlnannca shared level as well. This home also
wi a lew neighbors $2.250, features a Solar hot water
000 Adjoing 1/2 acre lot also healer & a 6500 kw generator,
available for added pnvacy. $595,000


"Bela Vista" is a well main-
tained and neautifuill decorated
home perched high atop cool
Bordeaux Mountain. Views from
Jost Van Dyke to Virgin Gorda.
Quality construction with hard-
wood floors & beautiful wood
trim Inroughout Accommoda-
tions indude a large master
suite, 2 spacious guest suites,
large loft for additional guests, &
a one-bedroom apartment with
separate entrance, Spa & sun
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BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing condo, with 2 bedrooms & 2 baths, amazing views of Great Cruz Bay, &
St. Thomas, and a brand new common pool. Excellent location just minutes from Cruz Bay. $495,000.


"Calypso By The Sea" A charming Caribbean style beachfront villa
with an impressive rental history located in tranquil Johnson's Bay
Estates a picturesque and idylic tropical site, Two luxurious master
suiles separated by a central great room which includes kitchen, dining
.' and givingg areas, all opening up to an oversize deck with covered outdoor
FIREII IlfikM d dining and a sunken spa. Excellent rental history S1.7M
"Southern Cross" The location of this traditional Danish style stone
home is about as good as it gets, offering the utmost privacy yet only a
ten minute drive to Cruz Bay Town. Features include large covered
k f porches beautiful Custom mahogany cabinets and buill-in b9r exposed
concrete beams & window sills and tile floors all combine to create an
elegant atmosphere Cool breezes & waler views on an almost level lot
with room to add a pool or spa $1.395M Adjoining lot also available
"Carolina Cottage" Really cute and affordable two bedroom house
with nice water views of Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole. Faces east to
catch the cooling trade wind breezes. Paved driveway and easy access.
Fully furnished. A nice location dose to Coral Bay with large deck and
room to expand or add a pool. Space below could be converted to
another bedroom. $575,000
'Battery Hill Condos" Two lovely ground Boor 2-bedroom units will
spacious pnvate decks & delightful water views Tastefully furnished &
completely air-conditioned walking distance to Iown & Frank Bay Beact
& lust steps away from both the spacious pool deck amid tropical
landscaping & Ig parking area Excellent rentals 5550,000 & 1795.000

.-. "-.."Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos under
construction in Cruz Bay 2,3 & 4, bedrooms available A/C, walk to Frank
Bay beach and town. Water views, high quality appliances These will be
some of the most spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Completion scheduled for Summer 2009 Special pre-consirucion
S prices $825.000 to $1.35M Contact Islandia for details Time is now
for a great bull
Bordeaux Mountain Large lot with great views up the Sir Francis Drake Channel lo the Brilish
Virgin Islands including Tortola, Virgin Gorda. Fallen Jerusalem and Jost Van Dyke. Paved Estate
Road leading to the property and underground uliilities available Listed for $725,00 but all
offers reasonable or not will be seriously considered.
"The Point At Privateer" The eastern most point of St John in the U.S. Virgin Islands Is the
location of St. John's newest upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes of 1 acre, paved roads
and underground utilities. All building sites have great breezes and unlimited views to the Briish
Virgins from Tortola to Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Salt Cooper, Ginger, Peier and Norman
Islands and many are waterfront. This is a sub-division for the more discerning buyer. Prices range
from $950,000 to $45M
CRUZ BAY (74-2)- B-3 ZONING Rare opportunity to own a commercial building in down town
Cruz Bay. The former Oscar's store building across from Lime Inn, is being renovated. The first
Ioor has a long term lease in place. The second and third floor plans are still flexible for office or
raiLdl;Btl u~a adi ava.labltu f lease Reduced to $1.SM
Good Deals Seagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000 Calabash Boom lot wilh fanlastic wleri views
for just $199,000, 18 acre subdivision ready for development with 15 lot plan already approved
and studies completed. A great opportunity for the first time developer. Now just 3.18M
"Zootenvaal Cottages" A unique SL John property with 850' of waterfront, 5 acres, 4 masonry
rental cottages and a white powder sand beach on Hurricane Hole, a National Marine Monument,
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CBR HOME LISTINGS
PERELANDRA Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high
above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely pool
set in lush gardens. A good buy at $1,050,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home, on large, flat 1 ac.flat lot, with direct access the bay at
your door step. Now only $1,250,000.
NEWLY BUILT with attention to detail. 2 bdrm / 2 bath
w/ interior staircase, gourmet kitchen 2/ granite counters,
stainless appliances, hardwood floors, loft office. $649,000.
CHEZ SHELL Charming 3 bd / 3 bath, w/gorgeous sun-
set views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beauti-
fully decorated, & maintained rental villa has marble floors,
A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor plan.
$1,295,000.
CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James islands.
Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms/3 baths, large screened
porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $2,445,000.
TESSERACT Popular 3 bdrm / 3 bath rental home w/
fantastic lap pool & panoramic views from Hart Bay to St.
Thomas. Comfortable layout, large rooms, multiple decks,
privacy & extensive landscaping. $1,200,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with a 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
acre lot. $899,000.
VILLA ROMANCE Brand new, luxury 4 bd. pool villa,
features exquisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof, coral
flooring, columns, fountains & vibrant sunsets over
Chocolate Hole Bay. $3,395,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa w/
covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral Bay
views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
PLUMB GUT 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000.
PT. RENDEZVOUS-New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance features.
3 bdrm/ 2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted
ceiling in greatroom, ample room for expansion. $1,595,000.
BAYVIEW -Very private villa bordering Natl. Park, minutes
from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design with 2 bldgs
connected by pool, decks & patio. 280 views overlooking
Francis Bay & North shore, + Coral Bay & BVI's. $1,695,000.
CAROLINA Small, poured concrete, home with lovely
covered wraparound deck. Flat 12 ac. fenced lot. $399K.
LUMINARIA Luxurious ridgetop villa w/incredible views
of North shore and down island. Large pool w/waterfall, 3 bd/
bath suites, 4 car garage, gated entry, beautiful furnishings
and landscaping, vacation rental history. $2,495,000.


BOATMAN POINT- Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular 1
ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding neigh-
borhood. $2,795,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate
cottage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000.
NAUTILUS Dramatic setting on Maria Bluff. 3 bd/ 2 bath
masonry with large wraparound veranda, spa, sunrise to
sunset views, 1.25 ac. lot, tile roof, circular drive. $1,699,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large
porch, water view, 12 ac. lot w/large trees. $675,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
GALLOWS POINT CONDO -Waterfront 1 bd/1 bath condo
in resort setting offering hotel amenities & management.
Pool, restaurant, ocean access. $695,000.
SELENE'S Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. $450,000.
CBR LAND LISTINGS
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent pen-
insula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping,
and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44 ac.
site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZ BAYTOWN -Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Water views, /2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 12 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
POINTRENDEZVOUS-Outstandingviews.$415K&$425K.
LEINSTERBAY-2lotsonJohnnyHornTrail.$225K&$329K.
ZOOTENVAAL- Hurricane Hole views, paved road.$400K.
GREAT CRUZ BAY 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor
views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE -2 beautiful sites. $299K-$350K.
ESTATE FISH BAY Many parcels to choose from, start-
ing at $185K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS Time to buy. Affordable
lots, with water views, $150k and up.
CBR BUSINESS LISTINGS
FABRIC MILL Very successful clothing business, estab-
lished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inven-
tory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000.


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"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access S 425,000 "CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to Sunset. BEACH FRONT "GREAT CRUZ BAY" private dock OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map S 475,000 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas access quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome views a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. S499,000 west views. From $425,000. wner/roer. Call for details. Magnificent views and sunsets
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"AZURE BAY" IN CONTANT .5ac. EXTRAORDINARYviews, Owner financing S 650,000 views ranging from the BVs, down St. John's eastern "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable pools w/waterfalls and spas.
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LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" ,4 a/c master suites
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MYSTIC RIDGE! 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, dramatic
views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling
breezes $2,390,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in
at the end of the road. Walk to Coral Bay. 2 units. All
offers considered. $729,000
NEW WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
while gazing out upon excellent bay views. Lush
tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000
CAROLINA Veiws to BVI. Well maintained 2-unit
cottage offers a 1 bed/1 bath with a cozy covered
porch. Plus studio apt. $585,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and panoramic
views. Zoned R-4 for development. $2,950,000
GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B. West Indian
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings. Owners
apartment plus 3 income producing units. Room for
expansion. $1,800,000


3BR beach house. $2,895,000
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L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in
desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient design.
4BR/4V2BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000
SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent lower
apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with foundation,
cistern & deck in place. $765,000
ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a tranquil setting.
Water views of Fish Bay. 3BR/2BA on .27 acres.
$710,000
TEMPTRESS PRICE REDUCED OVER $350,000! 2
bedroom suites, pod style,impressive kitchen, private
decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,299,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry home
in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many amenities.
Sleeps 12. $1,999,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. 4 BRs
w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 acre. Multilevel
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