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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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November 2-8, 2009
Copyright 2009 T 1 HN



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

Bank Seeks to Take Over Pond Bay for $62M Debt
Developers and German Bank Battle at CZM Hearing Page 3
PSC Approves
Rate Hike for
Ferry Runs
Page 3
Barshinger's
Ferry Bill
Criticized
But Senators
Support
D i Lower Fares
Page 5
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"The area has always been rather shallow and after
the torrential rains, it came up about two and a half feet.
It's become somewhat of a hazard and a nuisance."


VINP, VIPA Dig Out Cruz Bay Creek


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Dinghies won't be getting ma-
rooned at the Cruz Bay Creek any
longer.
V.I. National Park and V.I. Port
Authority officials worked quickly
last week to combat the rising fill
level at the Cruz Bay Creek din-
ghy dock.
The emergency dredge project
started on Thursday morning, Oc-
tober 29, and wrapped up on Fri-
day, October 30. With the use of
a 60-foot track excavator, officials
dredged enough material out to
make way for dinghies to tie up to
the dock.
"With the track excavator we
were able to reach out into the ba-
sin and do the emergency dredg-
ing," said VINP Superintendent
Mark Hardgrove. "Dinghies had
no access to that comer of the dock
since it was filled in with erosion
materials."
After heavy rains last fall, a
roughly 80-foot section of the
Cruz Bay Creek area filled with
runoff and became inaccessible
for boaters.
"The joke around town is that
it's really formed a little island out
there," said Hardgrove. "It's prob-
ably from a lot of stuff, but since
last fall with Hurricane Omar and
the rains, there were major depos-
its from the North Shore which
could have come from construc-
tion sites."
"The area has always been rath-
er shallow and after the torrential
rains, it came up about two and a
half feet," said the VINP Superin-
tendent. "It's become somewhat of
a hazard and a nuisance."
The dinghy dock is essential to
many people, both St. John live-
aboard boaters and residents who
live on Lovango Cay and other
off-shore cays, Hardgrove added.
"That area is very important for
the dinghies and the folks who live


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


A 60-foot track excavtor was used to dredge the dinghy
dock area of Cruz Bay Creek last week.


on the off-shore cays who come
into town every day for shopping
and work," said Hardgrove.
After being contacted by off-
shore cay residents, VINP officials
teamed up with St. John Adminis-
trator Leona Smith and VI. Port
Authority personnel to tackle the
problem, according to Hardgrove.
"With their expertise and expe-
rience we were able to share the
cost and put this emergency proj-
ect together quickly," he said.


The $10,000 project will hope-
fully solve the problem until next
year when a major dredging proj-
ect is slated for Cruz Bay Creek,
Hardgrove explained.
"We have a major dredge proj-
ect which will run about $800,000
to get the basin back to the origi-
nal specifications," said the VINP
Superintendent. "This emergency
work is to get us through to the
long-range solution to the prob-
lem."


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DOH Diabetes Workshop Set for Nov. 3
The Office of Nutrition Services will commemorate American
Diabetes Month next month with an educational workshop from
6 to 8 p.m. on November 3, at the Schneider Regional Medical
Center's cafeteria.
November is American Diabetes Month and the Department's
Office of Nutrition Services will host a series titled "Local Starch
Diabetes Workshop" to educate residents on managing diabetes
with ease.
Residents interested in attending should call 776-8311, ext.
2139.

VITELCO PSC Meeting November 5
The next round of public hearings for the VITELCO Change of
Control Proceedings will take place on all three islands. Time will
be allotted for the public to offer comments during the hearing at
the discretion of the Hearing Examiner. The commission will meet
on Thursday, November 5, at 3 p.m. at the St. John Legislature
building.
Comments may also be submitted in advance of the hearing to
Michael Moore at msmvi@hotmail.com or by fax at 774-4971. All
comments submitted in writing will be provided to the parties.

Junior Tennis Tournament Nov. 6-8
The St. John Racquet Club will host a VITA Junior Tennis Tour-
nament in honor of Sis Frank November 6-8 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.

Women's Storytelling at Next

St. John Historical Society Meeting
The St. John Historical Society will host its first meeting of the
new season at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall on Tuesday, No-
vember 10, beginning at 7 p.m. and the program is sure to please.
Aside from a short business meeting, the evening will feature
Women's Storytelling, moderated by a founding member of the
society, Andro Childs.
The society has hosted a number of story-telling sessions over
the past 10 years. But, it has been quite a while since ladies, who
either grew up on St. John or who have spent much of their lives
here, have shared their unique perspective of the island with the
society.
This will be an interesting, educational and fun evening. Bring
a friend or neighbor and join. All are welcome.


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St. John Tradewinds, November 2-8, 2009 3


German Bank Seeks to Take Over Pond Bay for $62M Debt


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With more than a dozen liens
filed against Pond Bay Club de-
velopers, work won't be resuming
at the luxury fractional ownership
resort's construction site any time
soon.
First American Development
Group, the developer behind the
Estate Chocolate Hole waterfront
project, is in a legal battle with the
German bank which holds their
$62 million mortgage and is threat-
ening foreclosure proceedings.
The details of their legal wran-
gling were aired in front of about
25 people who came out to a St.
John Coastal Zone Management
Committee decision meeting on
Friday afternoon, October 30.
The mortgage holder, West LB
AG, had requested the CZM com-
mittee pledge First American's
permit to them.
While St. John CZM Commit-
tee members voted unanimously
to table their decision until they
get more information, several facts
emerged from the meeting.
First American owes more than
$5 million to more than a dozen lo-
cal contractors who rendered work
and were not compensated. The
general contractor, Wharton Smith,
which also has a lien against the


developers, has left the project and
environmental monitoring at the
site has ceased.
"The permitted is in default in
many, many ways," said West LB
AG legal counsel Attorney Henry
Feuerzeig. "They owe West LB
AG $62 million and we have a list
here of more than a dozen liens
against First American Develop-
ment which total more than $5
million. Reviewing the liens, there
are dozens of local contractors
who have not been paid by First
American Development Group."
"No one is being paid one dime
and there is no indication First
American Development is pre-
pared to pay any of these individu-
als a dime," said Feuerzeig.
First American's $62 million
mortgage has been spent and it
will take about an additional $62
million to wrap up the project,
which is roughly 65 percent com-
plete, according to Feuerzeig.
"First American Development
today is incapable of continuing
the project, let along completing
this development," said the attor-
ney. "The $62 million mortgage
has been spent by First American
and the only way now to prevent
the site from becoming a blight on
St. John is to consent to the pledge
request."


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


The Pond Bay Club's Estate Chocolate Hole
construction site has been padlocked for several weeks.


"In October, the bank paid
$500,000 to a number of contrac-
tors to prevent additional liens,"
Feuerzeig said. "Without the
pledge, West LB AG is not in any
position to spend another dollar on
this project."
With news stories in hand from
"international media," First Amer-
ican partner Bob Emmett alleged


PSC Approves Ferry Rate Hike


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Be sure to take an extra dol-
lar for the ride to Red Hook this
week.
At a Thursday, October 29, VI.
Public Services Commission meet-
ing, the body voted unanimously
to increase the fares for most runs
between St. Thomas and St. John
- but the hike was not as high as
the PSC had originally approved.
Following a rate investigation
for the two franchise ferry boat
operators Varlack Ventures and
Transportation Services the
public utility regulating body vot-
ed back in April to increase most
fares between Cruz Bay and Red
Hook by $2 each way.
At that vote, the PSC also ap-
proved a decrease in the fare for
the Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie
run, from $10 to $8.


On the heels of PSC's an-
nouncement in April, V.I. Unity
Day Group members filed a peti-
tion to reconsider the rate hike.
The group cited inaccuracies in the
ferry companies' financial records
and expense accounts.
Now it seems there was some
merit to those claims.
PSC hearing examiner Attorney
Jennifer Jones said the consultants
found errors in previously deter-
mined net investments which
determine the companies' rates of
return and unjustified expenses,
according to a report in the V.I.
Daily News.
"What that has done is knock a
dollar off of the rates," Jones was
quoted in the V.I. Daily News.
The newly approved fares,
which will go into effect on Sun-
day, November 8, will increase
travel costs for most ferry pas-


sengers. The only fare that will
not change is the child fare to Red
Hook which will remain $1.
The biggest Red Hook jump
is for a one-way ticket for adults,
which will be $6 instead of $5.
Under the new fee structure, senior
citizens will pay 25 cents more
each way, and commuter, bulk,
student and teacher ticket fees will
increase 50 cents each way.
The downtown ferry run from
Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie -
which has not been running for
several weeks and will not run
"until further notice," according to
the PSC will cost $12, instead
of $10.
Defending the new rate struc-
ture, PSC Chairman Joseph Bo-
schulte said the decision was fair.
"In the face of 'adverse cur-
rents' PSC maintains that the com-
Continued on Page 17


that West LB AG is in serious fi-
nancial trouble.
"What is really happening here
is the bank wants the pledge so
they can go to court and sell it to
the highest bidder," said Emmett.
"West LB AG is a German region-
al bank that is in serious solvency
trouble with the German govern-
ment. They have been mandated to


2009 RAIN

DATA

at Trunk Bay


October Rainfall
2.70 inches

Average
October Rainfall
4.92 Inches

Total YTD Rainfall
33.52 Inches

Average YTD
Rainfall
33.54 Inches


sell 50 percent of their portfolio."
"The German government
stepped in to keep the bank solvent
and demanded they sell off part of
their portfolio," Emmett said.
First American is currently ne-
gotiating with "very strong inves-
tors" in order to inject the needed
funds to finish the project, Emmett
explained.
"We're going to finish this proj-
ect and finish it the right way," he
said. "We're not going to walk
away from this project. But we
can't go forward until this matter
is settled."
First American plans to pay all
their bills in full, Emmett added.
"When we resolve this issue,
we'll devise a new financial plan
and paying off the liens will be at
the top of the list," he said.
In the best case scenario for
the developers if First Ameri-
can successfully wins its expected
court battle with West LB AG -
the project won't be finished until
summer, Emmett explained.
"If we get all of this wrapped
up in four weeks, we're looking
at late June to July to be operating
and have heads in beds," he said.
If West LB AG prevails, the
bank would take over the property
and either sell it or find a new de-
veloper.



INDEX
Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads .................. 19
Commander's Bugle Call .....8
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules .................18
Historical Bits & Pieces ......13
Letters.......................... 14-15
Police Log ...................... 17
Real Estate ................. 21-23
W ha's Happn'nin'................4...



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Male Review Fundraiser Is Nov. 7
In conclusion of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month
friends are hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, November 7, for
Sharon "Puppy" Lees who is currently fighting breast cancer.
Crazy Cracker's will be hosting a male review and auction of the
island's most eligible bachelors. Highest bidders can win dates
with these local guys.
Each male participant will have gift certificates for local res-
taurants, bars, etc. to escort the winner on a date. A silent auction
is also planned. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the auction starts at 9:30
p.m. All money will go to Puppy's medical expenses. For more
information call Ashley at 715-3361.

Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays
The Department of Human Services' Division of Children and
Family Services is coordinating its third annual Adopt-A-Family
Program. Community sponsors and families are asked to provide
a great Thanksgiving and Christmas for a less fortunate family.
There are many ways to help. For more information please call
Michelle Benjamin at 774-0930 ext 4226 or 4393 on St. Thomas.

Dept. of Agriculture Hosting Open
House at Coral Bay Sation on Nov. 11
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Louis. Petersen and
his staff invites the public to a St. John Coral Bay Station Open
House on Wednesday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 1p.m.
Tour the facility, visit the nursery, and get information on pro-
grams and services rendered. There will also be a beekeeping and
fruit tree grafting demonstrations and much more. For more infor-
mation call 776-6274 or 778-0997 ext. 228. Light refreshments
will be served.


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The magic machines may have had some St.
Thomas and St. John patients, but I was honored
to be chosen as number one "official" patient with
a problem to communicate with The Cleveland
Clinic today!
Dr. Mercedes Dullum, my cardiologist, sat in
the Ft. Lauderdale office and listened to my sourc-
es of aches and pains. Abby and Chris assisted on
this end with precision, while Dr. Dullum made
suggestions.
I was given an X-ray, blood test and EKG here
with the results faxed to Dr. Dullum from Dr. Bar-
ot.
Believe me, I felt that I had flown to Florida and
stayed several days all at great expense. What
a step forward for us the expert at Cleveland
Clinic was right there in the room with me! Just
a short drive from my own house to our Myrah
Keating Smith Clinic with its very capable staff.
Rotary Club of St. John enlisted a large dona-
tion from Donald Sussman. Harold Baxter and Dr.
Dullum masterminded the installation and now we
are the recipients of the latest telemedicine care!
A big thank you to all who have made this pos-
sible! We are grateful for being chosen as #1 in


the Caribbean! Who ever thought that we would
be chosen to lead telemedicine communication in
Paradise! Dr. Dullum, Harold Baxter and Donald
Sussman did!
If you want to relieve your mind about your
ailments, call 693-8900 to make an appointment.
You'll never regret it.
Jazz Plays on at The Beach Bar
Everything else is closed, but Jazz VI All Stars
stir up excitement every Sunday from 4 to 7:30
p.m. don't miss the entertainment!
Pulitzer Prize Winner Writes
for The New Yorker Magazine
A long-time friend of our Pam Gaffin and her
family continues to present creative stories -
James B. Stewart was a guest at Holiday Homes
many years ago. He also is a gifted pianist.
St. John School of the Arts
Now Teaching Mad Hot Dancing,
Drama and Other New Subjects
Please phone Kim Wild at 779-4322 to regis-
ter. We have large classes of adults and young stu-
dents. Come to forget your worries and cares!
Congratulations to La Tapa's Musicians
Rich Greengold and Eddie Bruce have hit 500
Monday night Sambacombo performances!


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St. John Tradewinds, November 2-8, 2009 5


Barshinger's Ferry Bill Criticized,


But Senators Support Lower Fares


By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
A V.I. Senate bill seeking to lower the Cruz Bay to
Red Hook ferry rates to $1 and provide each of the
two St. John ferry companies with $500,000 annual
subsidies met with lukewarm support at a St. John
public hearing October 25.
While no one spoke in favor of Sen. Craig
Barshinger's Bill 28-0101, testifiers and senators
agreed something had to be done about the island's
ferry service.
Theferrycompaniesshouldbeentitledtoa 12or 13 per-
cent rate of returnontheir capital investment, according
to Atty. Claudette Ferron who represents both Varlack
Ventures and Transportation Services.
The V.I. government should provide federal trans-
portation funds for the ferry operations as already
provided for by V.I. law, Atty. Ferron added.
"We do need some changes in the way things are
currently operated," Atty. Ferron told the senate com-
mittee hearing, but the bill's proposed $1 fare and $1
million in capital funding is not enough.
"There would be insufficient revenue from the
fares," added Ferron, who said the ferry companies
have lost $1 million per year in recent years. "It's
been estimated that it costs somewhere between $7
and $8 million" to operate the ferry companies, she
said.
St. John-St. Thomas Highway
The marine passage between St. John and St.
Thomas is designated a highway, according to Atty.
Ferron, who said Varlack Ventures and Transportation
Services were designated as transportation providers
in a 1986 mass transit plan for the territory which also
included VITRAN.
"The government is obligated to provide public
transportation," added Ferron.
"Unfortunately the two (ferry service) providers
have not received any (federal mass transit funds),"
Ferron told the senators. The V.I. Code provides for
the government to purchase all vessels for the two
ferry companies, the attorney added.
"We really have all the laws necessary to make the
system work properly," Ferron said. "It's not because
there are not enough laws on the books, but because
of lack of funding by the government."
"The ferry companies are obligated by an agree-
ment that is unenforceable by law," Ferron added.
"The government of the Virgin Islands must step up.
The PSC (Public Services Commission) is trying to
set fees that are reasonable."
"The fares proposed are woefully inadequate,"
testified ferry company financial consultant Malcolm
Kerwin. The PSC's technical consultant had recom-
mended rates to provide revenue of $7.2 million for
the ferry companies to achieve a rate of return for the
of 8 percent, Kerwin added.
Under the Barshinger bill's proposed fares the fer-
ry companies would generate about $3.4 million in
revenues and the $1 million subsidy would not cover
the shortfall, according to Kerwin.


PSC Chairman Joseph Boschulte


"The subsidies would have to be at least $3.8 mil-
lion," Kerwin testified.
PSC's Boschulte Calls Bill "Danger"
PSC Chairman Joseph Boschulte testified against
the legislation, calling the bill "a danger to the terri-
tory's mass transportation system."
"No subsidies will be necessary if the (ferry) fran-
chises are driven to bankruptcy," Boschulte told the
senate hearing.
The PSC voted on Thursday, October 29, to reduce
a previously approved fare increase to $6 from the
$7 fare approved earlier this year after rate hearings.
(See related story on page 3.)
Should Government Run Service?
Senator Terrence PoS.in c" Nelson questioned
whether the government should run the ferry service.
"Which will ultimately be cheaper to do?" Sen.
Nelson asked. "Should it be part of government ser-
vices?"
"It is cheaper for the government to contract it out
rather than do it itself," the ferry companies' Atty.
Ferron said.
"You have to provide transportation at a reasonable
cost," said Sen. Wayne James.
"How much money do you need to make this a $2
trip," Sen. James asked the ferry company officials.
"$5 is too much; $10 per day is too much. "
"Should DPW be in some sort of receivership to
have money earmarked for transportation spent on
transportation?" Sen. James asked.
Sen. Nelson also questioned the ferry operators
about other companies infringing on the franchise
agreement.
"It is our responsibility to make sure we can move
our people back and forth at an affordable rate," Sen.
Nelson said.
The committee voted to hold the bill for further
consideration.
Committee Chairman Sen. Carlton Dowe, Sen.
Barshinger, Sen. Louis Hill, Sen. James, Sen. Nel-
son, Sen. Sammuel Sanes and Sen. Patrick Simeon
Sprauve attended the hearing.


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Letters to the Editor, Press Releases, Advertising Artwork


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite a few setbacks, the
Coral Bay Community Council is
forging ahead to stem the tide of
runoff into Coral Bay harbor.
About six months into a
$300,000, three-year EPA Com-
munity Action for a Renewed
Environment (CARE) grant, the
group has made strides and over-
come a few hurdles.
CBCC hired Joe Mina as a
full time storm water engineer in
April, but he had to return to the
sates last month and the group is
now looking for his replacement,
explained CBCC president Sharon
Coldren.
"Joe was a storm water engi-
neer with a lot of experience and
he got a lot of work done while
he was here," said Coldren. "He
did several design plans for us for
drainage concerns, the first one of
which will hopefully be imple-
mented within the next couple of
months."
Mina's work should be visible
shortly as officials work to redirect
runoff along King Hill Road, Col-
dren explained.
"The plan is to change the wa-
ter that is coming down King Hill
at the swale and get that directed
back into the gut system," she said.
"The result will be no longer hav-
ing that swale on King Hill Road.
That will be the first project that
should be starting soon."
During his six-month tenure,
Mina also spoke to numerous com-
munity groups and home owners'
associations about drainage con-
cerns, Coldren added.
"After talking to a number of
community groups, he wrote up
10 papers on the problems we're
working on which should be up on
our website soon," said the CBCC
president. "Our volunteer web
master Jean Vance does an excel-
lent job of updating our website
and we've very grateful to her. So
keep checking the site, because
it's expanding."
Mina also hosted several work-
shops for homeowners and devel-
opers on proper silt fencing and
brush berm use, a service which


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St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of CBCC


CBCC president Sharon Coldren, left, with other CARE
attendees.


CBCC plans to continue in the fu-
ture, Coldren explained.
While Mina returned to the
states last month for personal rea-
sons, the storm water engineer is
still working for CBCC on a part-
time basis as the group looks for
his replacement, according to Col-
dren.
"He's seeing us through the
transition as we look for a full
time storm water engineer," she
said. "We'll really miss him. He
had great skills for what we really
need here."
CBCC is advertising for a full
time storm water engineer and
hopes to have a new one on board
soon, Coldren added.
In the meantime, Coldren re-
cently returned from New York
City where she met with other
CARE grant group leaders from
across the country.
"There were about 100 people
from all over the country and
another 50 EPA officials," said
Coldren. "I got the opportunity
to hear about the experiences of
other EPA CARE agencies that are
taking care of toxic water and air
problems that affect their commu-
nities."
"There were some people doing
some wonderful things and I've
brought some great ideas back


here with me," Coldren said.
The trip was funded by, and is
a requirement of, the CARE grant
and Coldren hopes to be able to
make a presentation of CBCC's
work at next year's conference,
she added.
While enjoying the view from
Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times
Square, a few technological
problems made Coldren think of
home.
Last month many Coral Bay res-
idents experienced difficulty with
their cell phones, from dropped
calls to simply no service. After fi-
nally convincing AT&T that there
was a problem, the issues seem to
have abated.
But, as Coldren discovered,
Coral Bay is not the only place
where modem technology can go
awry.
"There we were in Times Square
at the center of the universe and
my AT&T cell phone didn't work
and the internet connection was
horrible," said Coldren. "So it's
not just Coral Bay where these
things happen."
Looking ahead, CBCC is host-
ing a regional conference on sedi-
mentation on November 16 at the
University of the Virgin Islands'
St. Thomas campus.
Continued on Page 21






St. John Tradewinds, November 2-8, 2009 7


After Two Month Closure, Canee


Reopens with Refreshed Rooms


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The Historic Caneel Bay Resort
is open again with a refreshed and
refurbished look.
After closing its doors for a two-
month off-season for the first time
in its history, the former Rockefell-
er Resort re-opened for the season
on Sunday, November 1.
"This season you can expect a
refreshed product," said Caneel
managing director Nikolay Hotze.
"The landscaping has been updat-
ed, all rooms have been painted,
bathrooms have been refreshed
and we expect high employee mo-
rale again this season."
During its two-month closure,
Caneel Bay, a Rosewood Resort,
focused on infrastructure, land-
scaping and employee relation im-
provements, Hotze added.
"We did a lot of work while


the property was closed," said the
resort's managing director. "The
kitchen was updated and every-
thing was refreshed. I think it was
a very positive closure."
While many things will remain
the same at the exclusive resort -
from top-notch customer service
to breathtaking scenery there
will be some changes at Caneel
this season, according to Hotze.
For the first time, the resort will
charge for parking. The $10 park-
ing fee will be waived, however, if
people spend at least that amount
on the property, explained Hotze.
"We will be charging a $10 fee
for parking, but if you spend mon-
ey on food or beverages or tennis
at the hotel, that parking will be
free," Hotze said.
Anthony Dawodu is still helm-
ing the resort's fine restaurants,
which will have extended service


hours until 10 p.m. this year.
The Turtle Bay Estate House,
which opens on November 18, will
keep its menu inspiration firmly
rooted in elegant steak houses,
while the Equator will unveil a
new menu by Thanksgiving.
As Caneel re-opened its doors
last week, the improvements com-
pleted during the sabbatical were
certain to enhance guests' stay.
"I think it's just a natural pro-
gression as far as refreshing the
property," said Hotze. "We look
forward to welcoming our return-
ing guests back and welcoming
new guests."
While the reservation figures
haven't been totaled from October,
the resort is enjoying a good book-
ing pace, Hotze added.
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Commander's Bugle Call
American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 .M.


A Busy November for
American Legion Post #131


By Jerry Runyon
St. John Tradewinds
November 1 Wounded Warriors and Team Riv-
er Runner out of Walter Reed Hospital will be arrive
on Sunday for a week of rest and recouping. The
group consists of 12 Wounded Warriors with family
and four support volunteers from Walter Reed Hos-
pital. They will be kayaking around St. John during
their visit.
November 4, 5 and 6 Sponsored by Post 131,
representatives from Norwich University, Mili-
tary College of Vermont, will meet with the Junior
ROTC group at Charlotte Amalie High School on
November 4, Ivanna Eudora Kean on November 5
and Central High on St. Croix on November 6. Gift
Hill School on St. John will also be visited.
November 4 Post 131 will sponsor a pig roast/
BBQ at Cinnamon Bay between 2 and 3 p.m. for the
Wounded Warriors.
The St. John Film Society will be showing two
films, "The Rock/Transfer" and "Proudly We Served
at the Cinnamon Bay Campground amphitheater at
6:30 p.m.
"The Rock/Transfer" film is about the weight of
history collective and personal. This eight-min-
ute video made by Janet Cook-Rutnik and William
Seltzer was first shown in St. Croix at the Caribbean
Museum Center for the Arts in the Facing Locality
exhibition last March and in the OK Comedy Video
section of the 4th International film Festival of Ja-
karta in September.
"Proudly We Served" was produced, directed and
conceived by Joan Keenan and Jean Picau. The vid-
eo consists of over 30 interviews with V.I. Veterans
who talk about their motivation for serving in World
War II and their experiences with racial and other
issues facing African Americans and Caribbean peo-


ple during this period of American history.
Both films are being shown on St. John for the
first time. The film "Proudly We Served" is available
from the American Legion Post 131.
November 7 Post 131 to sponsor the 2009
Veterans Day Ball at the Caneel Beach Terrace at
Cancel Bay from 6 to 11 p.m. with music by Para-
dise People until 10 p.m.
Tickets, $75 for a single or $140 per couple, can
be purchased at the door or by calling Corine Mat-
thias at 779-4250, Aubrey Sewer at 779-4158, Maria
Lett at 715-0158, or Elissa Runyon at 776-6445
All proceeds go to fund veteran, Wounded War-
rior, community and youth programs.
November 8 The VI Veterans Affairs Office
will sponsor a concert at Frank Powell Park in Cruz
Bay in the early afternoon.
November 11 A Veterans Day Parade and Cer-
emony will be in Coral Bay. The parade will start
at 10:30 a.m. beginning at Crabby's Watersports on
Route 107 and ending with a ceremony at the Coral
Bay Agriculture Station (Post 131 Headquarters) on
Kings Hill Road.
Food and drinks will be available. Come and join
with Post 131 to commemorate the opening of its
headquarters and participate in the island's first Mini
Agricultural Fair being co-sponsored by Post 131
and the Department of Agriculture.
Special Notes The VA St. Thomas outpatient
clinic regular phone number is experiencing prob-
lems. For this reason, please use the following num-
ber and extensions to contact our clinic in St. Thom-
as: 1-800-449-8729, ext. 25501 or 25502.
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Residents searched through piles of clothes for bargains.


ACC Rakes in $5,100 at Flea Market


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With bargains galore and gourmet hot dogs avail-
able, the Animal Care Center's third annual "No Fleas
Please, Flea Market" drew a huge crowd to Winston
Wells ball field on Saturday, October 24.
The flea market raised more than $5,100 for the
non-profit which cares for the island's feral cat and
dog populations. The one-day fundraiser garnered
enough funds to see the group through the next few
months, according to ACC treasurer John Fuller.
"I think it went very well," said Fuller. "The weath-
er was good and the crowds were good. We hit just
over $5,100 which, without any big ticket items like a
car or big furniture, was about what we expected."
"That should take us through until Christmas for
the Animals," Fuller said.
One group alone raised about a fifth of the over
all proceeds. The Top Dogs, selling gourmet hot
dogs with wasabi and other exotic flavors, raked in
about $900. With donations from Island Blues, Tyson
Trucking, Cute Cozy Cottage and KateNDesign, Top
Dogs raised some serious cash while having some se-
rious fun.
"The Top Dog venders were a big hit," said Full-
er. "The hot dogs were great and people just loved
them."
In addition to the numerous volunteers who made
the day a success, more than 20 vendors donated $25
each to set up their own tables to sell their wares,
Fuller added.
The much-needed funds will cover shelter costs,
food and veterinary care for the numerous animals
tended by ACC. The flea market is one of three an-
nual fundraisers for the ACC, which hosts the popular
island dog show Wagapalooza in May.
The next ACC fundraiser is just around the corner.
The annual Christmas for the Animals is always a big


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Gourmet hotdogs were a big hit at this
year's fundraising event.

party with residents coming out in costume to dance
the night away for a great cause.
Get those bell bottoms and love beads out, because
this year's theme is the "Swinging 60's." The party
will be at Tre Vista Estate on Saturday, December 12.
Tickets will be available soon at Connections and at
the ACC shelter.
For more information or to make a donation, call
the ACC at 774-1625 or check out the website www.
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GERS 50th Anniversary Party


St. John Rescue Requests Emergency Oxygen

Generation System through FEMA Grant


Residents enjoyed the festive party with
Government Employeess Retirements System
(GERS) officials on Friday, October 30 at the Cruz
Battery. GERS celebrated its 50th anniversary with
food and beverages and live music by Cool Sessions
Brass, below.


By Michael Jordan
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Rescue recently sub-
mitted a grant request to FEMA
under the "Assistance to Fire-
men's Grant" for an extremely
important Oxygen Generation
System for the island's Emergen-
cy Response Agencies.
The island's only source for
medical oxygen (and for that mat-
ter, St. Thomas and St. Croix) is
dependent upon a private pro-
vider to supply the oxygen bottle
requirement to St. John Rescue,
EMS, Fire, National Park, and the
Myrah Keating Smith Commu-
nity Health Center.
The St. Thomas oxygen suppli-
er has to go to St. Croix to receive
their supply. To further compli-
cate this situation, the St. Croix
supply is shipped from Miami,
Florida.
So, a bottle of oxygen that is on


St. John, goes from Miami, to St.
Croix, to St. Thomas, and then to
St. John and the emergency ser-
vice using the oxygen. One can
imagine the loose links in the
chain when a natural or man made
disaster occurs.
If a hurricane or any disaster
occurs, St. John is without the ca-
pability of answering the possible
mass casualty needs of medical
oxygen for our residents and visi-
tors. The private supplier operates
during business hours and can
take up to four hours to fill oxy-
gen bottles. There will be access
issues if a disaster strikes.
St. John Rescue has written
this grant, however, all emer-
gency agencies will have access
to this equipment. St. John Res-
cue will maintain the equipment
and it will either be housed at the
Myrah Keating Smith Communi-
ty Health Center or V.I. National


Park Headquarters.
Rescue's grant writer, Bob
Malacarne, stressed the impor-
tance of this grant.
"St. John is an island with limit-
ed resources," said Malacarne. "If
a hurricane or man made disaster
occurs, presently the emergency
service agencies on St. John can-
not guarantee the availability of
medical oxygen under our present
conditions."
"Medical oxygen is a vital treat-
ment for all types of patients with
either medical conditions or trau-
matic injuries," said Chris Jordan,
president of St. John Rescue.
The proposed cost of this oxy-
gen regeneration system is ap-
proximately $67,000.
If this grant is awarded, the
entire population of St. John can
breathe a little easier knowing
that residents will have access to
an on-island oxygen supply.


Local, Federal Funding Opportunities Meeting


St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Human
Services has invited proprietors
of nonprofit organizations to an
informational meeting about fund-
ing opportunities from federal and
local sources on St. John on Fri-
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St. John Film Society Hosting

Special Event at Cinnamon Bay

Ampitheater on Nov. 4


St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Film Society is
hosting a special event at Cin-
namon Bay Campground am-
phitheater featuring two locally
produced films on Wednesday,
November 4, starting at 6:30
p.m.
The society will screen
"Proudly We Served: VI Vet-
erans of WWII," produced for
the American Legion in the
U.S. Virgin Islands by Joan
Keenan.
The result of over 30 inter-
views, this important docu-
mentary provides insight into
the lives and experiences of
veterans their motivation
for serving in the armed forces,
their experiences with racism,
their contributions and the ef-
fects of their service on their
lives. Shot on location in St.
Croix, St. Thomas, St. John
and Maryland.
Distinguished guests will in-
clude Team River Runner, vet-
erans of the Wounded Warriors
Project, as they are hosted by
the St. John chapter of Ameri-
can Legion Post 131.
The night will also feature
"The Rock/Transfer," a short


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Stelzer.
Part of the "Facing Local-
ity" exhibition at the Caribbe-
an Museum of Art, The Rock
Transfer is about the weight of
history collective and personal
as well as an attempt to recon-
nect the past with the present
through a symbolic gesture in
which an object that signifies
the past is moved from one his-
torical place (Annaberg Sugar
Factory on St. John) to another
(Caribbean Museum Center
for the Arts in Frederiksted, St.
Croix).
The Rock/Transfer was in-
cluded in the 4th International
Video Festival of Jakarta, at the
Galeri Nasional Indonesia, that
opened this fall in Jakarta.


2009 Tommy Star Awards Will Honor

Maho Bay Camps Founder Stanley Selengut


St. John Tradewinds
The USVI Hotel and Tourism Association is pre-
paring for the largest hospitality recognition event
in the territory, the annual Tommy Star Awards and
Gala, on Saturday, November 21, at 7 p.m. at St. Pe-
ter's Great House.
These coveted awards are presented to employees
who provide an unmatched level of customer service
and are an asset to their companies. Tickets are $125
per person.
After a series of interviews, one nominee in the
following categories is chosen to receive the Tommy
Star Award: Hotel Supervisor of the Year; Hotel As-
sociate of the Year; Hospitality Associate of the Year;
Retail Associate of the Year; Restaurant Associate of
the Year; Activities/Attraction Associate of the Year;
Airline Associate of the Year; Taxi Operator of the
Year; and Public Service Associate of the Year.
A new award category has been added to this
year's roster the Tommy Green Award. Jennifer
McQueen, Public Relations Manager at the Ritz Car-
lton, will receive this award. McQueen was chosen
because of her ongoing personal interest in environ-
mental issues, for going above and beyond her normal
duties, and because her initiatives are recognized by
both co-workers and guests.
The association will again present a Tommy Stu-
dent Award. This year's award will go to Akeiba
Barnard, a 7 grader at Addelita Cancryn Junior High
School.
Stanley Selengut, owner of Maho Bay Camp-
grounds, Harmony Studios, and Estate Concordia
Eco-tents, will receive the 2009 Tommy Star Award
of Excellence. The octogenarian is a civil engineer
specializing in sustainable resort development.
A consulting assignment on low-income housing
for the Rockefeller brothers led Selengut to the Virgin


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New Flavors Spicing Up This Year's Flavors of St. John Event


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Rotary Club is spicing
up its most delicious fundraiser of
the year by adding a few new in-
gredients guaranteed to make the
evening a success.
Kati Steinborn, owner of Kati
-Lady Events and an island award-
winning chef and caterer, is at the


helm of the this year's planning
committee and using her seasoned
experience to give Flavors of St.
John just the tweaks needed to
generate more people, funds and
winners.
"I am a Rotarian and every year
someone either volunteers or gets
volunteered to produce Flavors,"
Steinborn said. "I was volunteered


- and I graciously accepted."
This year's event will take place
on November 21 at The Westin
Resort and Villas from 6:30 to 11
p.m. As one of Rotary's largest an-
nual fundraisers since its 2001 be-
ginnings, Flavors raises money for
the organization's college scholar-
ship fund which has awarded ap-
proximately $55,000 to St. John


students with four $12,500 college
scholarships, two $2,000 one-
time scholarships and one $1,000
scholarship.
Rotary hopes to raise $35,000 at
this year's Flavors in order to send
two St. John students to college
who would not have otherwise
been able to afford it, Steinborn
said.


Because this year's chairman
was a participant for many years,
she saw flavors from a different
point of view and realized first-
hand all of the effort vendors make
to take part in the event.
Steinborn said while all restau-
rants must donate time and mon-
ey to the event, some must also
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St. John Tradewinds
High season is gearing up at the
island's longtime eco-resort Maho
Bay Camps and this Friday, No-
vember 6, marks the return of the
one of the best deals on island -
the Friday Prime Rib dinner.
Many locals who make the so-
journ on Friday evenings to Ma-
ho's Pavilion Restaurant can at-
test to the delicious hunk of beef
served with vegetables and salad
bar every week. There are always
at least four entrees to choose from
including a vegetarian option each
night ranging between $17 and
$23.
As an added bonus this Friday,
the Maho Art Gallery, next to the
restaurant, is hosting a big sale dur-
ing the dinner hours. Hand blown
glass art pieces such as bowls,
vases and a variety of glasses and
ornaments are available at sub-
stantial discounts.


Also available at the Gallery
are hand batik bags and tableware
as well as pottery made at Maho
Bay Clay Works. All art sold at
Maho Art Gallery is created from
recycled materials glass art is
made from recycled beer and soda
bottles and batik is created with re-
cycled fabric.
Maho Bay Camps and its res-
taurant are open every day of the
year with breakfast and dinner
served in the open air family-style
restaurant and lunch served at the
Beach Caf6 at Little Maho Beach.
Ocean views are beautiful from
the restaurant especially at sunset.
The dinner menu varies daily and
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Historical Bits


& Pieces

by Chuck Pishko


St. John Tradewinds, November 2-8, 2009 13




Football Game: JESS vs. GHS


The National Parks America's Best Idea


St. John Tradewinds
Ken Bums' film "National
Parks America's Best Idea" is
a masterpiece containing so much
beautiful nature photography, so
many people and locations, and
such diverse and mutually-exclu-
sive objectives that he couldn't do
the National Park Service justice
in the 12 hours of programming.
Even Richard Wagner gives us
a night off during the Ring Cycle,
but this program offered no quar-
ter.
Our own park and monument
received no on-air exposure even
though it is unique and showcases
the jewel of the Caribbean.
Our park is mentioned almost
as a footnote in the Historical Fig-
ures written material developed
in conjunction with the series. It
features a biography of John D.
Rockefeller, Jr. who is credited
for purchasing land and donat-
ing money (estimated at $45 mil-
lion) to create and expand Acadia,
Great Smoky Mountains, Grand
Teton, Yosemite, and Shenandoah
National Parks.
He passed his love of the parks
on to his children, "particularly
his son Laurance, who was re-
sponsible for the creation of Vir-
gin Islands National Park and
helped launch the National Park
Foundation." The Park maps pub-
lished for the series only show as
far south as Florida.
Also, the series seemed to get
stuck in a continuous loop on


the giant western national parks:
Yosemite, Yellowstone, Crater
Lake, Grand Canyon among oth-
ers.
Eastern parks, Acadia, Great
Smoky Mountains, and the Ev-
erglades which came later were
explored but not to the depth and
breadth of the western parks. To
his credit, Bum also brought in
Marzana, the Japanese-American
concentration camp.
This summer we visited the
Women's Rights National Historic
Park in Seneca Falls, New York,
which was the setting for the First
Women's Rights Convention in
1848. The interpretation rangers
and the exhibits covered the prog-
ress of equal rights for women.
It's well worth a stop if only
to see the progress made over the
past 160 years. The parks have
become more than pretty scenery;
they're interpreters of our cul-
ture.
Also, Bums did explore J. D.
Rockefeller Jr's problems with
the Grad Teton National Park but
he didn't close the loop with Lau-
rance Rockefeller's donation of
2,000 acres to the park in 1990,
part of the J Y Ranch located in
the park and inherited from his
father.
In 2007 the final portion of the
property was transferred to the
park (that 1100 acres was alleg-
edly worth $160 million).
On September 13, 2009, the
New York Times reported that


Ken Burns met with "some of the
nations wealthiest and most phil-
anthropically generous citizens"
at Seal Harbor, Maine at the be-
hest of David Rockefeller, Jr., Se-
nior Vice Chairman Emeritus of
the National Park Foundation.
Burns has lost his guaranteed
financing from General Motors,
forcing him to spend more time
hustling for support. Bums' film
is a start to celebrating a century
of America's national parks.
The National Parks Conser-
vation Association, the National
Parks Foundation, and the park
professionals need to lead the ef-
forts to redefine the parks in the
next 100 years based on both
the biodiversity of our natural
parks and the cultural diversity of
our nation.


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat


The island's two school flag football teams, Gifft
Hill School and Julius E. Sprauve School, battle it out
on the gridiron at Winston Wells ball field at JESS.


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Ghostly Coral Found at Jumbie

I found this ghostly piece of
coral at Jumbie Beach the other
day (of all places)! Perhaps you
guys could feature one of the pic-
tures on your website.
Thanks,
Christopher Bradt
Nature Photographer

Editor's Note: Christopher's pho- -
to appeared on www.stjohnnews.
com on Wednesday, October 28.


The Boat Goes In First


The boat goes in first...then it's Miller time! Folks, you just can't
make this stuff up!
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I submitted this letter to the PSC members the day
before the October 6, 2009 hearing at Barbel Plaza.
We now know the outcome: PSC members Joseph
Boschulte, Donald Cole, M. Thomas Jackson, Verne
David voted in favor of the agreements with Alpine
Energy. Elsie Thomas Trotman voted against the mo-
tions. Many thanks, Elsie, you listened and rejected
30 years of experienced testimony which has resulted
in the cause of global warming, air pollution and the
destruction of the environment.

Commentary to the Public Service Commission:
I am requesting Public Service Commission mem-
bers to make a decision that will make them famous
and reject the power purchase agreement between
Alpine Energy Corporation and the Water and Power
Authority for a permit to build incinerators on St.
Croix and St. Thomas, rather than infamous forever
in collaborating with WAPA, the Public Finance Au-
thority and Waste Management Authority in this act.
The resulting impact of incineration of petroleum
coke and garbage in the Virgin Islands will contribute
to air pollution, water pollution and permanent envi-
ronmental damage.
Human health will suffer from the carcinogens
emanating from the incinerator stacks emissions. The
millions of gallons of heated water discharging into
the coastal waters will raise ambient temperatures
above survival levels for corals, fishes and sea life.
The stored residual waste from this incinerating
process, ash and partially burned waste products, may
become a potential hazard when hurricane, or flood-
ing strikes.
In the V.I. Daily News of September 23, 2009,
President Barack Obama, in his speech to the United
Nations stated the United States is determined to act


against the serious global climate change.
"The threat from climate change is serious, it is ur-
gent and it is growing," Obama said.
Is it then rational for our Virgin Islands represen-
tatives, Governor John deJongh, Jr., WMA Director
May Adams Cornwall or Hugo Hodge, Executive Di-
rector of WAPA to pursue an egregious act that will
lead to more contamination to the VI. and global eco-
system?
The incinerator stacks emissions will release into
the Virgin Islands air sulfur dioxide, mercury, lead,
carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, benzene, vana-
dium, cadmium, volatile organic compounds, ozone
and dioxins.
According to reports released by the Environmen-
tal Protection Agency, the consistency to which these
chemicals are released "adds to the weight of evidence
that coke oven emissions are human carcinogens."
For additional information access the EPA website
or type in the "Yahoo" or "Bing" search engine field
"pet (petroleum) coke."
The WAPA ratepayer will pay for the cost of oper-
ating these plants, and the containing and monitoring
of the ash, the toxic by-products of the furnaces.
The claim that WAPA proposes to save money
from reducing its need for oil by 600,000 barrels a
year may be true, but the cost of replacing this oil
with petroleum coke, the dirtiest fossil fuel; the trans-
portation and pre-bum storage costs, the post bum
containment cost, will far exceed WAPA's savings.
And the environmental cost and human cost in
terms of health care will also have a price.
I am once again requesting the PSC to disapprove
this power purchase agreement.
R. Victor Johansson
St. John Resident


St. John Animal Shelter Flea Market Raises $5,100


The St. John community once again rallies to help
those in need.
The St. John Animal Care Center (ACC) would like
to thank everyone who donated items, volunteered
their time, or made a purchase at the 3rd annual "No
Fleas Please" Flea Market Saturday, October 24.
The popular event raised more than $5,100 for the
ACC shelter and drew large crowds of bargain hunt-
ers to the Winston Wells ball field in Cruz Bay.
Eager shoppers hunted for great deals among a
large variety of goods and furniture generously do-
nated by local residents and businesses. More than 20
local vendors also contributed by donating $25 for a
space at the event, creating a unique and fun way to
spend the day.
An energetic addition this year's event was "Top
Dogs" hot dogs, who were able to raise significant
funds thanks to generous donations from Island Blues
Bar & Grill, Tyson Trucking, Cute Cozy Cottage and
KateNDesign. A special thanks to the St. John Rotary
Club, KatiLady, and Storage-On-Site, whose contin-
ued support is so appreciated.


The "No Fleas Please" Flea Market is one of three
annual fundraising events sponsored by the ACC.
Each event (Wagapalooza, No Fleas Please and
Christmas for the Animals) raises critical funds need-
ed to continue shelter operations, like caring for and
finding homes for orphaned dogs and cats, controlling
the feral cat population and educating the community
on animal care.
The next ACC fundraiser is "Christmas for the An-
imals," is on Saturday, December 12, at the beautiful
Tre Vista Estates. Enjoy an evening of great food and
dancing to tunes from the "Swinging 60's" cos-
tumes are encouraged!
Tickets will be available at the ACC and Connec-
tions in the coming weeks, and all proceeds go di-
rectly to help animals in need.
The St. John ACC shelter is located in Cruz Bay,
across from the Inn at Tamarind Court, and is open
Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 4pm. For
more information, please call 774-1625. Volunteers
are welcome.
Jenn Dale, ACC


Alpine Energy Agreement Will Harm Environment







St. John Tradewinds, November 2-8, 2009 15


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


We Need More Parking in Cruz Bay Not Less


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


Today's issue (last week's Tradewinds) blew my
mind.
Page three above the fold VIPA approves plan
to create 150 parking spaces at Enighed! Yippee!
Huge, shiny halos!!
At last, some hope for the deplorable lack of park-
ing situation that has been a point of contention for
way too long!
Then, the bubble is burst...below the fold VIPA
to close Cruz Bay Creek parking lot! Boo! Hiss!!
Sharp, pointy pitchforks instead!
One headline totally cancels out the other. How
will the parking at Enighed (if it ever really happens)
help if everyone has to use it (and you can bet it won't
be free, except for perhaps government vehicles) be-
cause there is no longer parking in town?
In addition to the increased (not relieved) aggra-
vation of trying to do business in Cruz Bay daily, I


Dear Governor John deJongh,
In today's Tradewinds, there is a description of the
design you are creating for the Creek area of Cruz
Bay. There is a mention of the construction of an am-
phitheater in the Customs parking area. I urge you to
reconsider this aspect of your design as it will only
further impact the Cruz Bay area.
I do believe that an interesting opportunity exists
which I believe deserves consideration. Using St.
John Capital Improvement Funds, I suggest that the
people of St. John purchase the 4 to 5 acres of vacant
land at the Enighed Pond from the Port Authority.
Then on this land, we build a parking lot, an am-


I would like to set the record straight on my meth-
ods of fishing out of my home community, Coral Bay.
I catch tiger sharks on the outside banks of St. John.
I sell some of the meat (mostly nice steaks), I mount
the jaws on mahogany (with a mirror), I give the fins
to people for shark fin soup, and I do give away a lot
of the meat to community members for free.
Anyone that asks for a little chunk of meat will
most likely get it. I just got back from the Leeward
Islands to learn the process of melting the liver into
oil which is a rich source of vitamins A and B.
Nothing should go to waste except the head and
guts. But there are a few people here that don't want
me fishing.
First the fishermen that fish with lines for yellow
tail and hardnose. I don't fish those fish, because I feel
I would be stepping on those toes, interfering with
their livelihood.
Staying out all night is no fun for me, but sharking
is. Second, some rich people on the island give me
flak about "leave the sharks alone." Well let me ask
you something.
Some of you have kids in the KATS program. How
would you feel that someday those little sailboats


believe many of the already hurting businesses will
suffer even more when parking cannot be found to
shop or eat at the remaining restaurants.
And taking away a playground? Well, one less pos-
itive and safe place for kids to go.
There is so much more I could say about this, but
what good would it do? A petition was suggested.
Yeah, right. Just look up the hill at Sirenusa (now
a 'white elephant') and see how much good all that
community outcry did. Ditto with Grande Bay.
And Craig (Barshinger) you are so right that the
group designing this needs to 'bring the plans to the
public' but I submit that any plan that takes parking
away is not a good plan, and cannot "have some nice
ideas."
Shaking my head in disgust,
Pam Dolson


phitheater, a vendors village, a Carnival and Events
area, all in a park atmosphere. Also, to help fund the
project, we establish a leased area where all of the car
rental agencies operate their businesses, cleaning up
the nearly 25 agencies choking every spot in town.
The building of an amphitheater at the Enighed
Pond will allow Carnival, vendors, and events to grow
in a comfortable atmosphere without the cramming of
it all into the Creek; thus expanding opportunities and
attendance.
We need to lessen the impacts downtown and mov-
ing these activities will greatly enhance our village.
Thank you, Steve Black


catch a bad wave out there, flip over and have a tiger
shark attack one of those kids? Not good huh?
You all should appreciate what I'm doing, taking
these predators out. I also get flak about the area I
clean them. Before I start, I make sure that I have
three gallons of bleach and a bottle of soap liquid to
clean the stench.
Third, let me tell you something else about these
notorious tiger sharks. They are scavengers. They eat
nIh\ ii I_ but their primary diet is sea turtles and mar-
lin, both of which are protected. They are protected
from man, now who protects them from these preda-
tors?
The sport fishing community have a tag and release
rule, which is all well intended and great, but after
a marlin gets hooked and makes three to four jumps
out of the water, now fighting for his life, he is now
throwing out a distress signal, which God only knows
how many sharks are homing in on.
By the time he is tagged and released, he is too
tired to run so he has become their meal ticket. But
then again, these sharks can eat to their hearts content,
but we can't. Where's the righteousness there?
Continued on Page 21


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


2009
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: 5
Under Investigation: 5
Solved: 0

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

3rd Degree Burglaries: 55
Under Investigation: 53
Solved: 4

Grand Larcenies: 52
Under Investigation: 49
Solved: 3

Rapes: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0


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.



Alcholics Anonymous Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic
only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open
meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at
Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay.

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

Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center.

Alateen Meetings
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from 6
to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.


Enighed Pond Area Can Take Pressure Off Cruz Bay


A Fisherman Tries to Set the Record Straight







16 St. John Tradewinds, November 2-8, 2009


October Online Readers

Share Comments on

VIPA, VIPD and More

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With so much happening on St. John lately, visitors and resi-
dents have been reading the St. John Tradewinds website, www.
stjohntradewindsnews.com, more than ever.
As of Friday, October 30, the following stories saw the most
traffic for October.
"Bennett 'Trying to Save' Three Island Restaurants and Regain
Ownership" had 817 readers, "Resident Questions VIPD Proce-
dures had 798 readers and "Break-in Shatters Quiet Night for Es-
tate Mandahl Couple," had 701 readers.
Online readers have also been taking advantage of the web-
site's message board to share their comments on stories.
The stories "VIPA To Close Cruz Bay Creek Parking Lot," and
"Callwood and Vincent Honored as VIPA Officers of the Month,"
garnered the most comments during the month of October.

Readers shared the following views on "VIPA To Close Cruz
Bay Creek Parking Lot."
Not content with turnstiles in the ferry terminal to tax St. John,
the PA (consistent with the "beautification" of the creek with iron
fence) now decides that we will be deprived of the last remaining
parking in town. For -,i li, They don't enforce the 45 min limit
anyway, all day/week parkers hog it. Years ago I believed the PA
was one of the few quasi-governmental outfits run with any ef-
ficiency or reason. I guess those people have retired or been run
out. Sad. Sad days ahead for St John indeed.
Who is going to benefit from all this? Increased retail sales
and convenience for visitors? Or is this going to end up being
another boondoggle for the chosen few contractors and others
that will line up with their hands out? Are there concessions con-
templated? Are they up for bid, or will they simply be "awarded"
based on ... ??? This all warrants close watching. Iffor no other
reason than the entertainment value.
The new parking area should be used first and foremost by all
day parkers, thereby freeing up the in-town and much more con-
venient parking for shoppers. I'm not sure how many people will
actually use the new facility if they have to lug bags etc. 10 min-
utes in each direction, especially if it rainy.
And Post Office patrons will park, where?

Readers shared the following comments about the story "Call-
wood and Vincent Honored as VIPA Officers of the Month."
Does anyone know what happened to the good samaritan
Mr Rudolph, that was subjected to officer Callwood's repeated
abuse?
Sort ofsad to honor an h ./..... abused his powers. Sounds
like a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Isn 't officer Callwood the one who in your October 8 article
allegedly abused his powers by unnecessarily 1... i, a St. John
resident who asked him to be lenient while ;,,. .,. 1 i tourists in a
double parked rental Jeep? Hardly seems like officer of the month
material to me.
C. ,,1,o uil,a. %i, and here 's hoping others will mirror your ef-
forts!
Log on to www.stjohntradewindsnews.com and become a reg-
istered user for free to share comments.


Flu Shot Patients Pack St. Ursula's Senior Center


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Residents waited for flu shots and health screenings at AARP-sponsored CARE
Force last week at St. Ursula's Mulit-purpose Center.



This Year's Flavors of St. John Event


Continued from Page 12
choose between staying open for business that eve-
ning or participating in Flavors.
"The commitment we are asking of them is huge
- it's not just like donating a tray of food," Steinborn
said. "Not to mention when you bring a staff together
to prepare 300 pieces of food, it is a significant con-
tribution, and that is one of the reasons why we are
revamping the event so more people can get ac-
colades for what they are doing."
Rather than awarding only one vendor out of the
30 or 40 who participate like in years past, Steinborn
wanted to add a few categories to make the event more
enjoyable and allow participants to look forward to
friendly competition with their colleagues.
This year's culinary participants will be judged in
four different categories presentation, appetizers,
entries and desserts. Instead of one winner walking
away with a $200 cash prize, four winners will be
awarded weekend vacation packages on St. Croix,
Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.
"With all of the labor and everything contributed
to making Flavors successful, I didn't think a $200
reward was enough," she said. "So we gathered do-
nations from different hotels and activities, so the
winning vendors will get mini-vacation packages
and they can go away for a weekend after working
so hard."
Steinborn is also bringing in culinary profession-
als to allow for double-blind, non-bias judging. While
evening guests will vote for the best overall presen-
tation, celebrity judges including winners from last
year's Tastes of St. Croix, an Iron Chef winner and
the Ritz Carlton's pastry chef will judge the best ap-


petizer, entree and dessert.
"We have really qualified judges to ensure there is
never any question that the judging is above and be-
yond," she said.
Flavors also booked the popular island band In-
ner Visions to provide the evening's musical enter-
tainment a move Steinborn hopes will generate a
younger, more diverse crowd.
Taking the recent economic downturn into consid-
eration, the chairman has also lowered ticket prices to
make Flavors a more inclusive island event.
"This is not just for people who can spend $100
on a ticket we wanted food industry people that
wouldn't spend $100 a night to go to something like
this to have a chance to attend too," she said. "That
is exactly what Flavors of St. John is about every-
body."
Flavors 2009 tickets have been lowered to $85
and the cost is only $65 for those with food handlers
cards in order to generate more people from the ser-
vice industry and cater to the younger population on
St. John. But those planning to attend should hurry -
ticket prices go up to $100 at the door.
Steinborn also wanted to extend gratitude to West
Indies Corporation and Paul Kessock for going "above
and beyond" for this year's Flavors covering the
costs for all the event's publishing and providing all
of the wine for the evening as well as a mojito bar.
Another addition guests can look forward to on
November 21 is the silent auction featuring vacation
packages and donations from local artisans.
"This is the first time we've done a silent auction
and we are hoping to bring in more money to enable
us to send even more kids to college," she said.






St. John Tradewinds, November 2-8, 2009 17


American Legion Co-Ed Flag

Football Scores and Standings

RAIDERS 46 PACKERS 6
Missing starters and not capitalizing on opportunities hurt the
Packers as the Raiders dominated from beginning to end.
Shakeem Meade was brilliant for the Raiders passing for four
first half scores two going to his favorite receiver Meshawn
Wilkinson with Tomas del Olmo on the receiving end for two
more. At the half it was 30-0.
The Packers managed a score in the second half as Andre Ed-
ward tossed a nifty TD to Jalen Frazer. The Raiders mixed it up in
the second half as back-up QB Meshawn Wilkinson pitched two
more scores to Sam Wessinger.
BRONCOS 21 PATRIOTS 13
Two perfectly matched teams, good coaching and fired-up
players combined to make this match-up an exciting one to watch.
Both teams played inspired defense but managed to grind out
scores through great plays.
The Patriots' Anthony Angol passed to De'Quan Cline and
Te'Kejah Richardson was on the receiving end of a Cline pass
with the Broncos' Jay Williams tossing to Jareem Fahie to provide
first half scoring.
The Broncos found themselves behind at the half 13-8 but came
out roaring in the second half with great defense and held the Pa-
triots to no scores. Jay Williams tossed some beauties to Kassahun
Harris and managed to take the win by a touchdown.
Much thanks to all the great fans who have supported the kids
by coming out to the games each Friday night. A big thank you
to Shakreem Richardson for providing water and helping to clean
up. Thanks to Brenda Wallace for providing the play-by-play. It's
wonderful to see the community coming together each Friday
night. Let's all get out and cheer our wonderful St. John youth!
There are four weeks left in the regular season as we end on
November 20. November 27 will be the league playoffs starting
at 5 p.m.
STANDINGS AS OF OCTOBER 23
Team W L PF PA
Raiders (Black) 4 1 138 57
Broncos (Red) 4 1 106 39
Patriots (Blue) 1 4 91 123
Packers (Green) 1 4 67 183

Next Game October 30: Patriots vs. Raiders at 6 pm and
Packers vs. Broncos at 7 pm.


Ferry Rate Hike
Continued from Page 3
mission will continue to make
strides to do what is fair and just
in making decisions for the citi-
zens of the USVI," said Boschulte
in a prepared statement from PSC.
"The decision was made in order
to ensure that we continue to have
a St. Thomas/St. John Ferryboat
Service."
VI Unity Day Group president
Lorelei Monsanto deemed the
PSC's decision a victory.
"We won," said Monsanto. "We
consider it a victory. It's not exact-
ly what we wanted, but at least the
PSC is now checking the financial
records and not just taking any-
one's word for it."
"The VI Unity Day Group is en-
couraged by this outcome," Mon-
santo said.


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St. John Police Report



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 23
8:51 a.m. An Estate Carolina
resident c/r a break-in. Burglary
in the third.
10:23 a.m. A visitor from Il-
linois r/ an auto accident in the
area of Trunk Bay. Auto acci-
dent.
11:10 a.m. An Estate Pastory
resident r/ a disturbance. Distur-
bance of the peace.
7:00 p.m. A citizen c/r a dis-
turbance in Coral Bay. Distur-
bance of the peace.
10:40 p.m. An Estate Grun-
wald resident r/ an assault. Sim-
ple assault.
Saturday, October 24
3:20 p.m. A citizen c/request-
ing police assistance. Police as-
sistance.
4:15 p.m. A citizen p/r that
she was assaulted. Aggravated
assault and battery, D.V
Sunday, October 25
2:45 p.m. Central Dispatch
c/r shots fired in the area of
George Simmonds Terrace.
6:40 p.m. A citizen c/r that a
guest at the Westin was creating
a disturbance. Police assistance.
7:07 p.m. An Estate Enighed


resident c/r a missing minor.
Missing minor.
10:31 p.m. An employee of
Island Blues c/r a disturbance.
Police assistance.
Monday, October 26
7:30 a.m. An Estate Carolina
resident p/r that she was assault-
ed by two females in the area of
Coral Bay. Assault in the third.
4:40 p.m. An Estate Grun-
wald resident p/r suspicious ac-
tivity. Suspicious activity.
Tuesday, October 27
10:34 a.m. An Estate Power-
Boyd resident c/r that someone
was on her property. Police as-
sistance.
10:50 a.m. A citizen r/ that
someone entered his home and
removed items. Burglary in the
third.
1:14 p.m. An Estate Bethany
resident p/r an assault. Assault
and battery.
1:47 p.m. An Estate Free-
man's Ground resident c/r that
he was assaulted. Assault and
battery.
3:15 p.m. An Estate Betha-
ny resident p/r that her husband
signed her name on a check.


Forgery.
3:20 p.m. An Estate Enighed
resident p/r that she saw a female
driving her mother's vehicle.
Grand larceny.
6:00 p.m. Badge #98 p/ at
Jurgen Command with one Mar-
tin Haas of Cruz Bay, under ar-
rest and charged with assault and
battery. Bail was set at $500. The
bail was posted and Haas was re-
leased into the custody of Moni-
ca Morris.
No time given An Estate
Pastory resident r/ someone stole
his motorcycle from his home.
Stolen vehicle.
No time given An Estate
Chocolate Hole resident p/r hav-
ing a disturbance with a female.
Disturbance of the peace.
Wednesday, October 28
10:37 p.m. A citizen r/ a pos-
sible assault. Unfounded.
Thursday, October 29
10:18 p.m. Central Dispatch
c/r a citizen requesting police as-
sistance. Police assistance.
Friday, October 30
8:09 a.m. An Estate Zooten-
vaal resident c/r being disturbed
by a barking dog. Unfounded.


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Community Calendar


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


Tuesday, November 3
The Office of Nutrition Services will commemorate American
Diabetes Month next month with an educational workshop from
6 to 8 p.m. on November 3, at the Schneider Regional Medical
Center's cafeteria.
Wednesday, November 4
The St. John Film Society is hosting a special event at Cinna-
mon Bay Campground amphitheater featuring two locally pro-
duced films on Wednesday, November 4, starting at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 5
The V.I. Public Services Commission is conducting hearings
on the VITELCO Change of Control proceedings regarding St.
Thomas/St. John Cable and St. Croix Cable Companies. The meet-
ing on St. John will be on Thursday, November 5 at 3 p.m. at the
Cruz Bay Legislature building.
November 6-8
The St. John Racquet Club will host a VITA Junior Tennis Tour-
nament November 6-8 at the Cruz Bay tennis courts.
Saturday, November 7
In conclusion of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month,
friends of Sharon "Puppy" Lees are hosting a fundraiser on Satur-
day, November 7, starting at 3 p.m. at Crazy Cracker's. There will
be a male review and auction of the island's most eligible bach-
elors. Auction begins at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 7
The Veterans Ball will be November 7 from 6 to 11 p.m. at the
Cancel Bay Beach Terrace.
Sunday, November 8
The VI Veterans Affairs Office will sponsor a concert at Frank
Powell Park in Cruz Bay in the early afternoon on Sunday, No-
vember 8.
Tuesday, November 10
The St. John Historical Society will host its first meeting of the
new season at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall on Tuesday, No-
vember 10, beginning at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11
In celebration of the 90th Anniversary of Veteran's Day, Ameri-
can Legion Post 131 is hosting a ceremony and BBQ/pig roast in
Coral Bay on November 11.
Wednesday, November 11
Department of Agriculture Commissioner Louis Petersen and
his staff invites the public to a St. John Coral Bay Station Open
House on Wednesday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, November 21
The Rotary Club of St. John's annual Flavors fundraising event
will be on Saturday, November 21, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the
Westin Resort.
Friday, November 20
The Department of Human Services invites proprietors of non-
profit organizations to an informational meeting about funding op-
portunities from federal and local sources on St. John on Friday,
November 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Battery.
Sunday, November 22
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church presents renowned organist Al-
bert Lynch and cellist Kenneth Pierce and friends in a benefit con-
cert on Sunday, November 22, at 4 p.m., at the Cruz Bay church.


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Scenic Properties
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One bedroom/pool/w/d
$1700.00; Two bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1300.00;
Two bedroom/one
bath/w/d $1600.00;
Two bedroom/2 bath/
pool/w/d $2000.00; Three
bedroom/2 bath/w/d
$1700.00; Three bedroom/
one bath $1875.00; Large
three bedroom/2 bath/w/d/
pool $2800.00 dec 1
Coral Bay:
One bedroom apt/w/d
$1250.00; Two bedroom
house/ washer $1700.00;
Two bedroom/2 bath
house/washer $1800.00;
One bedroom/one
bath/w/d $1400.00 dec 1;
One bedroom/one bath
$1250.00 dec 1


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furnished, A/C, W/D.
First, last and security.
Available November
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Two Bedroom, 1 Bath
Apartment in Estate
Bethany, overlooking
Westin Resort with A/C.
Call 340-690-1104


Cruz Bay furnished
house, view, 2 bedrooms
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Pets considered. Nov 1.
$2400/mo. Year lease.
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Long-term Chocolate Hole
Furnished 2 or 3 bed-
room $24'"11 $2 811i; 1 or 2
Bedroom $1400/$1800
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Coral bay Seagrape Hill
furnished bedroom
1 studio/office, breezeway
garage view hurricane hole
clean quiet safe $1800
/$1000. 610-739-3361


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ceiling fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch
overlooking Westin, $1650/month; 340-776-6331 or
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Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors


Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


STORMWATER ENGINEER JOB POSTING
Grant Project Manager
Coral Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands
Want to be a Hero? Correcting stormwater erosion and sedimenta-
tion into our blue Caribbean waters is so important to the people of
Coral Bay, St. John that we sought and received a grant from US
EPA to fund a stormwater engineer to provide technical advice and
design mitigation/control features for two years. This can develop
into a career leadership position in environmental protection and an
engineering practice. Are you up for this challenge?
Stormwater Management Expertise and PE needed. Must be
willing to reside in Coral Bay. This Opportunity has been expanded
to include compiling bid specs, field engineering, and other work
under an additional construction grant. Competitive Compensation.
Relocation assistance available.
Applications due November 7th to coralbaycommunitycouncil@
hotmail.com, full position description available at www.coralbay-
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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
V.I. National Park hiking trails. Accommodates up to four
people comfortably with air-conditioning, wi-fi and off-
street parking. Starting at $1000/week. For availability and
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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday

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 (Espafol), 10 a.m. Sunday
340-715-0530


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


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Stemming Runoff with $300,000 EPA Grant


Continued from Page 6
The conference, which will feature ex-
tensive research by Dr. Barry Devine, will
also serve as the group's EPA CARE part-
nership meeting, Coldren explained.
Attacking runoff on another front, CBCC
is hosting a group of specialized sedimenta-
tion experts from Eckerd College who will
be in the Coral Bay area from November 15
to 22.
As CBCC continues working on its EPA
CARE grant initiative, the group is also
gearing up for its annual meeting on Mon-
day, November 9, at Miss Lucy's from 5
to 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature a pot
luck dinner and entertainment.
"Everyone is invited to come out and
hear what we've been up to," said Coldren.
"We're especially extending an invitation
to new Coral Bay residents at the Calabash
Boom apartments to come out and join us


at the pot luck and become members of the
council."
Armed with the EPA CARE grant, it's
now more important than ever for the com-
munity to support CBCC as the group
moves ahead, Coldren explained.
"Things are going really well and we're
really excited to be able to make some real
changes on the island," she said. "We cer-
tainly need community involvement. One
thing about getting big grants is you need to
have more dollar support to go along with
the big grant to make it work."
"We'll be fundraising this year and we
certainly want to expand and get more mem-
bers and people actively involved," said the
CBCC president.
For more information about CBCC or
to join or make a donation, check out the
group's website at www.coralbaycommuni-
tycouncil.org or call 776-2099.


A Fisherman Tries to Set the Record Straight


Continued from Page 15
I'm a fairly newcomer to St. John, liv-
ing here four years to get away from a nasty
drug habit. I've been clean for sometime
now, and want the kids to learn from my
mistakes and not make the same mistakes
that I've made.
I have many skills that I want to share
with them, including fishing and farming by
the moon, playing musical instruments, cap-
taining boats, scuba diving, and especially


flying airplanes and aircraft maintenance
and artwork using mahogany and recycled
products.
All I ask of this community is to give me
a chance and stop bursting my bubble. I am
not asking for free handouts. Those days
are over. It's time to give back to the com-
munity what was taken before. Please work
with me. I have children too and would like
to have them with me someday.
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Wagoneer and furniture List price is below appraisal The flal lot is a
gardener s delighn Walk o10 Reel Bay Beach $499,000
Bertolino New Io Ihe markel. a must see well buili and maintained
frame home featuring 9 privale professionally landscaped pool deck with
accented stone work 10x20 pool wilh a solar pump Main level is 2
bedrooms & 1 bath & lower level has 1 bedroom & area for a future
kitchen. There is separate parking for the lower level. This home also
Features a Solar hot water heater and a 6500 kw generator. $595,000
"EAST END POINT" The eastern most point of St. John is now for sale. This estate sized lot is
over 5 acres and has several natural building sites and jnlimiied views to the British Virgins from
Tortola to Virgin Gorda. Fallen Jerusalem, Salt Cooper. Ginger, Peter and Norman Islands. Located
within "THE POINT AT PRIVATEER" St. John's newest upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes
of I acre. paved roads and underground utilities. $4.5M
"HANSEN BAY 7A" 18 Acres, waterfront, trade wind breezes and great water views over Long
Bay. Round Bay to the north west to Rams Head and south to St. Croix. Deeded rights to sandy
beach at Long Bay Proposed subdivision map available. An easy project for the first time developer
or perfectly suited for a very private estate. $3,180,000 down from $5,5
Commercial Building Brand new retail/office building Built in 2008. Beautiful architecture with
stone work, columns and arches. Ample on-site parking and back up generator. Great tenancy in
place with supermarket, bank branch, day spa, and more! Ideally located next to the Westin Resort
and Guinea Grove Apartments. Only $4.95M
"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site in Estate Peter Bay with great views over north shore to
Jost Van Dyke. This parcel is not part of Peter Bay subdivision therefore no dues, assessments,
covenants or restrictions can be applied. Owner retains right to use entrance to Peter Bay
uDaiivsion (upper Peter Bay road? to access nhis parcel Just Reduced to S1.2M
Best Deals Seagiape Hill lots $95,000 & 599,000 Calabash Boom lot with lanlastic waler views
for just $199,000, "Amorita" 4 BR masonry house with pool & water views near the Westin Resort
now just $999,000, "Bella Vista" 4 bedrooms on Bordeaux Mt., with ternffic views to the BVI for
only $150,000. Lot at Estate Bethany overlooking the Weslin Resort for only $162,000.


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VILLA ROMANCE Brand new, luxury 4 bd. pool villa, features exquisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof, coral flooring,
columns, fountains and vibrant sunsets over Chocolate Hole Bay. $2,999,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
SEASCAPE Fantastic location on Bovocoap Point! Spa-
cious 2 bd main house w/lap pool, plus a separate caretaker's
cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy. $1,495,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS New rental villa in upscale neigh-
borhood. Masonry construction w/ low maintenance features.
3 bdrm/2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted ceil-
ing in greatroom, ample room for expansion. $1,595,000.
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.
CHEZ SHELL- Charming 3 bd /3 bath, w/gorgeous sunset
views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beautifully dec-
orated, & maintained rental villa has marble floors, A/C, cus-
tom 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.
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.
BAYVIEW -Very private villa bordering Natl. Park,
minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design
with 2 bidgs 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
neighborhood. $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. $1,599,000.
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
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2 bath
unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable beach,
hotel amenities. $695K.
SELENE'S Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. $450,000.
CBR LAND LISTINGS
CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed-
room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K.
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, 1/2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/2 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 $165K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS Time to buy. Affordable
lots, with water views, $95k 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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0 DEL MAR" "L'AUTRE MONDE" Breathtaking views! CATHER
private path to Privacy is para- RIDGE"
stine beach. mount...Contem-
ectacular new, porary gated estate
:ed estate on features open floor
3 acres with plan with extensive
exceptional pri- common areas, 2
cy, surrounded pools, luxuriousmas-
645' shoreline ter suite, 6 additional
I National bdrms. Private dock.
rk waters. $6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay). $4,S
CALABASH "COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA "LITTLE
with hot tubs impressive water views to St. Thomas, BUY! 4
private setting, good breezes, Caribbean style with cen-
ioramic views & g ter court-
r harbor to yard & pool,
s. Charming large cov-
ck courtyard, ered ga-
I tropical zebo, lush
escaping, and landscap-
doorshowers. ing and a
excellent rentals. $1,250,000 flat yard! $

NA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. S 135,000
I HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. S 193,500
EFF" Sunset views & gentle site.649 acre S274,900
ATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walkto beach S 298,000
Harbor views gentle 1/2 ac. with Topo S 299,000
' DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access S 425,000
ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map S 475,000
estin Resort beach access! .78 ac. S 499,000
I" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront S 595,000
ANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner financing S 650,000
I WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3


EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground
utilities. From $285,000
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, well,
active plans/permits. From $369,000


"CINNAMON "GALLOWS POINT SEAVIEW" great
villa on 1+ private location for development, walk to beach
acre, bordered r and town!
byNationalPark, Masonry 2x2
features stun- home on .58
ning north shore ac. Combina-
views, pool w/ tion of R-4 &
waterfall, spa, W-1 zoning
easy access to allows for con-
Cinnamon Bay dos or com-
beach. $3,200,000 mercial uses.
)N" IS A BEST
vate rental home- "CORAL BREEZE" Well kept 2 br, 2
awesome ba condo live in or continue successful
down island short term rental. Beautiful views of Great
& Coral Bay A Cruz Bay & beyond.
view s !w Convenient to town
Turn key! & recently added
Originally common pool and
$1,700,000 deck make Bethany
now priced Condos unit 6 a
to sell. $595,000 great investment.


"POINCIANA" is an island classic
home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
overlooking
Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
popular
rental with
one of the
best views
of the south
$2,300,000 shore.

"RAINBOW'S END" AT BATTERY
HILL this bright, clean and
cheerfully decorated poolside
$condo is
conveniently
close to town
with nicely
manicured
grounds. A
$535,000 must see!


'"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunset "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private
views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls &
from $335,000 underground utilities. From $999,000
"LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads, breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000
"CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to Sunset. BEST BUY BEACH FRONT "GREAT CRUZ BAY" private
2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas dockaccess quiet upscale neighborhood, awesomeviews.
west views. From $425,000. Owner/broker Call for details.
"ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable
coast to Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000 borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000
BEST BUY "JOHN'S FOLLY" OCEANFRONT & "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible BVI
HILLSIDE private gated enclave with shared generator, views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for$9,999,000
beach access; 3 lots from $560,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000
"BOATMAN POINT" 2 Waterfront lots with views & "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacularBVI views, excellent
breezes. Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From roads, underground utilities, stone walls, planters, common
$945,000 beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000


UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath,
beautifully-appointed villa has spec-
tacular Coral Bay views. Entry level
Shas spacious
great room &
covered porch.
Interior stair-
case leads to
2 master suites
& lower level
$1,395,000 studio suite.

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"POND BAY" RESORT!
Waterfront luxury resort on
beautiful beach. 3 & 4 bedroom
villas with resort amenities.
Fractional Ownership (1/10th)
starts at $315,000.
OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in
a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
Magnificent views and sunsets
from 3 homes with all amenities,
pools w/waterfalls and spas.
Deeded 1 month ownerships
from $69,000.
WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES:
Own a week, a month, or more
& enjoy all the resort amenities!
Most unit sizes and weeks
available. Priced from $6,800.


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MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST BUILT!
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, all rendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5
on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000


ELLISON New construction in the Virgin Grand. FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA
Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof,
master suites. $2,495,000 180 views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000


L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in
desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient
design. 4BR/412BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000
NEW! VILLA TESORI is a luxurious custom
home offering uncompromising quality and
exquisite finishing touches. Sweeping 1800
views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps
to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA
with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods Plans for 3 more bds. $1,235,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath
masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great
views with many amenities. Sleeps 12.
$1,999,000


BETHANY Remodeled property, South
Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms,
pool, laundry rm & kitchen. 5 bedroom, 6.5
baths. $1,225,000
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
TEMPTRESS PRICE REDUCED OVER
$350,000 2 bdrm suites, pod style, impressive
kitchen, private decks, dramatic sunsets.
$1,650,000
NEW 3 BR/2 BA in Upper Carolina.
Expansive views. Master suite, living area &
kitchen on upper level. Lower level has 2 BR,
living area & kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell.
$675,000


HOMES
MAHOGANY TREE VILLA Create a
charming B&B off.'erMl%':,ntry, walk to
Frank Bay a units with A/C,
common po fflgarage. $895,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood,
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $729,900
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay.
4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51
acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy.
$1,499,000
SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000
BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute
popular vacation rental $769,000


VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES Brand new villa
nearing completion in the Virgin Grand Estates. 4
master suites, top shelf furnishings & cabinetry,
granite counter tops, travertine floors. $2,950,000
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
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint an cottage
tucked in at t Lfi alk to Coral
Bay. 2 units. 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
NEW! Least expensive home on the
market! Great starter home with room to
expand. Property has CO. Adjacent parcel with
2 unit masonry home also available. $279,000


INN LOVE Sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with
pool & spa in Great Cruz Bay. Come see the
impressive recent renovations $1,350,000.
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore
beaches, cooling breezes $2,390,000.
NEW! 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home
overlooking Carolina Valley. Spacious covered
porches, breezy location. Ideal for starter home
with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a
tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay.
3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000
RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving
board & bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000


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