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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: November 9, 2009
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November 9-15, 2009
Copyright 2009


ST. JOHN


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


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat
Crusher Cubes Cars at Susanaberg Transfer Station
The V.I. Waste Management Authority sent a car crusher to the Department of Public Works' Susanaberg Transfer Station last week to
help dispose of the estimated 2,000 vehicles at the St. John dump. The crusher takes one full-sized vehicle or two smaller vehicles and
compacts it into a cube. Officials expected to have use of the crusher for about two weeks to deal with all vehicles at Susanaberg. When
complete, the cubes will be hauled off St. John and shipped stateside for disposal, according to DPW officials.


Wounded
Veterans Take
to Love City's
Warm Waters
Page 3

Max Nickbarg
Is U.S. Laser
Champion
Page 5
Junior Tennis
Players Swing
Away at "Sis"
Frank Tourney
Page 6
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ROUNDUP: Island
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NEW TICKET SCANNER PUT INTO USE

AT CRUZ BAY AND RED HOOK TERMINALS


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


As new ferry fares went into effect last week, so did new accounting measures
for ticket sales. Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services were mandated to
implement the new ticketing method as part of the Public Service Commission's
recent rate investigation which hiked the price of an adult one-way ticket to Red
Hook to $6, up from $5.


Slodden Takes the Cake in Pie Eating

Contest at Starfish Halloween Party


St. John Tradewinds
Witches, ghosts, princesses and even a few fairies
enjoyed Halloween at The Marketplace.
Starfish Market showed its Halloween spirit on
Saturday, October 31, by hosting a children's pump-
kin carving contest, a dangling apple eat-off and both
an adult's and children's pie eating contest.
About 50 people young and old gathered outside
the supermarket on the first floor of The Marketplace
to try taking a bite out of an apple hanging from the
ceiling and have their fill of pie.
After the close competition, Ezius Ashly won the
apple contest, Kaitlyn Cummings had the best carved
pumpkin, Xavia Bruce-Thomas ate the most pie in the
children's group and Julie Slodden put away the most
pie in the adult category.
"It was a lot of fun," said Starfish's Edwin Hill.
"The kids and some adults were in costumes. Every-
one had a good time."


Julie Slodden, center, got a little messy
while winning the pie eating contest during
Starfish Market's Halloween festivities.


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CBCC Annual Meeting, Potluck Nov. 9
The Coral Bay Community Council will host its Annual Meet-
ing and Potluck on Monday, November 9, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at
Miss Lucy's Restaurant in Coral Bay.
Everyone is invited to come and bring a dish to share. Drinks
will be sold. A special invitation is being extended to all the new
residents of the Calabash Boom Apartments to join. There will be
a brief presentation and discussion of CBCC objectives for the
coming year. For more information, contact the CBCC office at
776-2099 or visit www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org

Women's Storytelling November 10

at STJ 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.

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.

Zemi Caribbean Worshop Nov. 10
The community is invited to a free workshop for anyone in-
terested in experiencing "Inner Creative Journeys," facilitated by
Viki Brown on November 10, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Brown uses drumming and flute along with visualizations to
guide participants to find answers to specific intimate questions.
She believes that by practicing these methods, originally devel-
oped by indigenous Indians, that people can find what is true to
their hearts.
See www.zemicaribbeanworkshops.com for details about the
workshops or call Brown at 693-5308 for more information.

CAHS Class of 2010 Is Hosting

Introductory Night Program Nov. 14
The Charlotte Amalie High School Class of 2010 will make its
formal debut to the community on Saturday evening, November
14, at the annual Introductory Night Program.
Approximately 250 members of the class will be introduced in
a program based on the theme "A Showcase of Stars in a Musical
Blend."
The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Ruth E. Thomas Auditorium.
Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the school.







St. John Tradewinds, November 9-15, 2009 3


Wounded Warriors Take to Love City's Waters


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After laying their lives on the
line, 13 wounded veterans enjoyed
a much-deserved week of fun in
the sun on Love City last week.
But this group of men and
women many of whom lost
limbs during their tours of duty
- didn't just lounge on the beach
every day.
After learning the basics of
kayaking stateside, the group of
veterans came to St. John with
Team River Runner, a non-profit
organization dedicated to healing
vets through paddle sports.
Launched by Joe Mornini in
2004 at Walter Reed Army Medi-
cal Center in Washington D.C.,
Team River Runner has grown
into a national presence with vol-
unteers training veterans at 21 mil-
itary hospitals across the country.
"It's all about health and healing
through kayaking and for people
with mobility issues, there is adap-
tive equipment so they can get out
there and do this," said Mornini.
"We heal a wounded warrior one
at a time and try to reach an indi-
vidual. Then we get them involved
with the leadership of the group by
being on our volunteer leadership
staff."
"From education, outreach, me-
dia they do it all," said Morni-
ni. "It makes much more sense if
they're doing it because it gives a
sense of ownership."
Team River Runner first vis-
ited Love City two years ago but
had to cancel last year's trip. This
time around, however, the 13 vet-
erans along with family members,
friends and volunteers, enjoyed a
full week of activities and events.
"The philosophy is that when
you wound a warrior you wound
a family," said Gary Clarke, a vol-
unteer with Team River Runner
and V.I. Adaptive Kayaking and
Camping Experience. "So when
we bring veterans down on trips,
we encourage them to bring their
families or friends. It makes the
experience just that much more
special."
From the minute the group
landed on Sunday, November 1,
until their departure on Sunday,
November 8, they enjoyed the sea,
the beaches and each other's com-


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Army veteran Sean Lewis stands in the surf at Cinnamon
Bay after a kayak adventure off Peter Bay Point.


pany.
"We got in on Sunday and we
came out here to Cinnamon Bay
Campground and immediately
got everyone in the water," said
Clarke. "There were no complaints
though."
"A lot of the guys are just meet-
ing, and they've been having a lot
of fun getting to know each other,"
said Dana Alexander, administra-
tive coordinator for Team River
Runner.
Cinnamon Bay Campground
was the perfect base for these ac-
tive visitors who took full advan-
tage of the use of kayaks from
Crabby's Watersports and Cinna-
mon Bay Watersports.
"On our first day we kayaked
over to Mary's Point and just kind


of got everyone used to things,"
said Mornini. "Then on the sec-
ond day, we went back out there
and this time we snorkeled. It was
incredible."
The group was treated to a sail
aboard the catamaran Calypso
and a pig roast at Cinnamon Bay
Campground hosted by American
Legion Post #131 on Wednesday,
November 4.
"We sailed over to Lovango and
then went snorkeling right off Ca-
lypso," said Dana. "We saw turtles
and eels and tons of fish it was
amazing. Everyone had a great
time."
During their trip, the group also
enjoyed dinner at Skinny Legs,
Maho Bay and Cinnamon Bay
Campground, lunch at Woody's


and a Veterans' Ball at Caneel Bay
Resort.
While Team River Runner is
resolute about the mental and
physical benefits of kayaking and
watersports, group members also
had some serious fun during their
St. John trip.
"My favorite part was learn-
ing how to snorkel," said Tara
Hutchinson, an Army veteran who
lost her leg in Iraq in 2006. "I
thought I was going to be scared
to death. The first day I tried, my
snorkel gear didn't fit right and it
wasn't so much fun, but then I got
different equipment and it was like
heaven"
"I saw two rays and a barra-
cuda," said Hutchinson. "This is
probably the best time I've ever
had in my life."
Paddling out to Mary's Point
last week was William Santos' first
taste of ocean kayaking.
"I wasn't sure how it was go-
ing to go, but I was able to use my
prosthetic arm to kayak and it was
great," said Santos, who lost his
arm serving with the First Calvary
Division in Iraq. "The weather,
the snorkeling, the kayaking, ev-
erything has been great. And I've
really been getting some work
outs."
Like many other visitors, John
Gierke relished the time to "un-
plug" from his hectic life back in
Indiana.
"This is my first time here and
it's just been awesome," said
Gierke. "I love being away from
everything no cell phones, no
email just the blue water. It's
great"
Sean Lewis had as much fun
getting to know the other veterans
on the trip as he did spending time
on the water.
"I am having a great time," said
Lewis, who lost his leg during a
tour of duty with the Army in Iraq.
"I love everything snorkeling
and kayaking. But it's been really
fun getting to hang with everyone
else."
For Pete Rooney and his wife
Susan, this marked their second
trip to St. John with Team River
Runners and the couple was hav-
ing a great time.
"We were here two years ago
and when Joe called to see if we


wanted to come back, I said, 'tell
me the time, I'll be there,'" said
Pete Rooney. "The weather, the
snorkeling, the beaches there is
nothing like it."
The kayaking also keeps
Rooney in shape for his other pas-
sion- hand cycling. Rooney, who
lost both legs during tours of duty
in Iraq with the Army, recently
completed a hand cycle marathon
in New York City.
"Kayaking is great cross train-
ing for hand cycling," he said.
Surrounded by beaming faces,
it's not difficult to imagine what
keeps Mornini dedicated to ex-
panding Team River Runners.
"When you see the potential in
these guys and girls and then when
you see the healing, it makes me
misty just talking about it," said
Mornini. "It's life-changing for
people. I know wounded veterans
who went through the program
who are now enrolled in college
to become physical therapists for
other vets."
For more information about
Team River Runner, or to make
a donation to ensure the group's
continued success, check out the
website www.teamriverrunner.
org.




INDEX
Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads .................. 19
Commander's Bugle Call .....8
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules .................18
Letters.........................1... 4-15
Police Log ...................... 17
Real Estate ................. 21-23
Senator at Large Reports ...10
Wedding Announcement.....16
W ha's Happn'nin'................4...



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St. John Montessori School Hosting

Parent Night on November 10
The St. John Montessori School will host a Parent Education
Night on Tuesday, November 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school
located at the John's Folly Learning Institute.
Parents and community members are invited to attend to learn
about the benefits of a Montessori education and how it can be
implemented in the home.
Enrollment is ongoing for children ages 2.5 to 5. SJM is li-
censed for children up to age 8. The school day is from 8:45 a.m.
to 2:45 p.m. After-school care and car pooling from all locations
on island are available for interested families.
Tuition is $575 per month. Scholarships are currently available
from the SJM and JFLI for children who are fourth generation
Virgin Islanders. Additional funding for scholarships is also being
pursued.
Anyone interested in learning about the Montessori Method is
encouraged to attend. For more information about the school, call
Director Debra Polucci at 775-9594 to arrange a time to tour the
school.

AARP Chapter Meeting Is Nov. 19
The next St. John AARP Chapter 4777 meeting will be on
Thursday, November 19, at 5 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran
Church meeting hall in Cruz Bay.
Earlier this year, Paul Simmonds, Ph.D., accepted the position
of AARP Virgin Islands State President and he will be the guest
speaker during the meeting. He will share his views and goals for
AARP in the Virgin Islands.
All members and guests are invited. Light refreshments will be
served. Contact Martha Bruce at 776-6832 for more information.


St. John Tradewinds
Appointments are requested daily by St. Thomi-
ans and St. Johnians! Just phone the Myrah Keat-
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will receive the best examination and solution for
your medical condition from the Cleveland Clinic
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clinic. It's the perfect combination.
Winter is Coming
Boats Return to Great Cruz Bay
As the storm season changes, so does the num-
ber of boats in my bay. Ninety-four usually tops
the Winter anchorages. Fortunately, no major
storms so far.
Tennis Tournament Brings Out
Our Young Beginners
Thanks to Patrice Harley and her helpers,
youngsters from St. Thomas and St. John will
compete in their first tournament this weekend.
It reminds me of a young George Lewis in the
days when he perfected his game. Come out and
support these bright beginners! Once you learn the
game, you'll play for the rest of your life just
ask Gilbert Sprauve!


Jazz VI All-Stars Entertain
Returning Guests
Joan Bennett-Williams, of St. Thomas, prom-
ises to return to share her beautiful voice with us!
Madeline Meehan was sitting in her usual seat
with her sketch pad in hand. Welcome back, dear
Madeline, we missed you!
Join the crowd on Sundays, 4 to 7:30 p.m., at
The Beach Bar!
Miss Lucy's Reopens, La Tapa Too
Stone Terrace is Becoming Mexican
It's great to see guests dining in their old favor-
ite restaurants!
Big Announcement
Sally Varlack is opening guess what we
have all cried for a flower shop!! "Bou-quet"
- across from Sally's lovely clothing shop! Faye
Frederick, now a retired educator, will be cutting,
pruning, wrapping and arranging gorgeous flow-
ers!
We all have missed being able to pick up a bou-
quet for a sick friend, and now we have to thank
the Varlack ladies for coming to our rescue! They
should open around November 15.


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Nickbarg Nabs National Single-handed


Laser Championship


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
For the first time ever, the na-
tional laser single-handed cham-
pionship medal is in the Virgin
Islands and it's on St. John.
Love City's own Max Nickbarg
demolished the field last week at
the 2010 Interscholastic Sailing
Association (ISSA) High School
Single-handed Championship to
claim the title of best high school
laser single-handed sailor in the
country.
After two days of sailing in
Corpus Christi, Texas, Nickbarg
took home the Cressy Trophy on
Sunday, November 1, posting 85
points a decisive 46 points bet-
ter than the second place finisher.
The Cressy Trophy, named in
honor of Morton Starr Cressy,
Jr., a graduate of the U.S. Naval
Academy and an avid sailor, has
been recognized since 1990 as
the ISSA National High School
Single-handed Championship -
the highest award in high school
single-handed laser sailing in the
United States.
Nickbarg's high school cham-
pionship win is a first for the Vir-
gin Islands and a first for Antilles
School, where the St. John teen is
a senior.
After dominating his field in
laser radials, Nickbarg, 17, moved
up to laser fulls just this fall. In his
first regatta sailing the full rigs,
Nickbarg won the ISSA's 2010
South Atlantic District Single-
handed Championship in Florida
in September. That win qualified
the St. John skipper for the nation-
al championship, where he cruised
past the competition.
The regatta at Corpus Christi
Yacht Club was Nickbarg's first


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St. John TradewindsNews Photo Courtesy of SAISA


After thumping the competition, St. John sailor Max
Nickbarg received the national high school laser sailing top
award.


time sailing in Texas waters, and
the St. John teen struggled early.
After the first three races, Nick-
barg hadn't finished among the top
10 boats.
"I had a rough start," said Nick-
barg. "The first few races I sort
of digressed. I didn't really know
what was going on, but it wasn't
going good, but then I started get-
ting the hang of it."
Nickbarg quickly found his
pace and over the 18 races, he took
first five times and placed in the
top three in another six races.
"I felt confident the whole time,
but I tried not to jinx myself,"
Nickbarg said. "I didn't want to be
in the mind-set that I was going to
win. I like being the challenger, so
I kept that in my head."
The Love City teen was so far
ahead by the end, with two races
still left, Nickbarg already had the
championship sewn up tight.


"The last two races my coach
pretty much told me that I had it in
the bag," said Nickbarg. "I didn't
really have to sail the last two rac-
es, but my coach wanted me to get
a huge lead."
With no chance of losing the tro-
phy, Nickbarg went out and sailed
to first, third and second place in
the last three races and officially
took honors as the best laser sin-
gle-handed sailor in the country.
"It's pretty sweet," said Nick-
barg. "I'm stoked about it. It was
really exciting."
With the Cressy Trophy in
hand, Nickbarg is eyeing college
next year when he is sure to shine
on an elite team as soon as he
chooses a school.
Closer to home, fans can watch
Nickbarg's sailing skills in De-
cember when he plans to compete
in the Carlos Aguilar Match Race
Championship off St. Thomas.


Landsharks Host Turkey Day 5K Run Nov. 26


St. John Tradewinds
Dust off those running shoes,
it's time to get the holiday season
started right.
The St. John Landsharks are
hosting a fun-filled 5K run on
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, No-
vember 26.
Registration will be at 7:30 a.m.


and the race starts promptly at 8
a.m. Donations of $5 for adults and
$2 for children are appreciated.
Runners should meet at the An-
naberg parking lot to start a 5K
course that will loop through the
area of Maho Bay, Francis Bay and
Leinster Bay. Kids are welcome.
The course is partly on a road


and partly on a trail, so runners
should expect to get wet or muddy.
There will be fun Thanksgiving-
themed prizes and awards courtsey
of Baked In The Sun.
For more info email Louise
Wearmouth at louise@surfbvi.
com or call Jude Woodcock at
779-1416.


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Junior Tennis Players Swing Away


at Ruth "Sis" Frank Tournament


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Tennis anyone?
More than 30 junior tennis play-
ers said "yes" to that question and
took part in the first annual Ruth
"Sis" Frank tournament over the
weekend.
Hosted by the St. John Junior
Tennis Association led by Patrice
Harley, the Sis Frank Tennis Tour-
nament started on Friday, Novem-
ber 6, and ran through Sunday af-
ternoon, November 8, at the Cruz
Bay courts.
About 36 juniors from through-
out the Virgin Islands took part in
the three-day double elimination
round robin tournament.
While Harley, a retired teacher,
has long been a fixture on the lo-
cal tennis circuit, this was the first
time she hosted a tournament in
years.
"This is the first tournament
we're hosting in a while," said
Harley. "We had one back in 2000
and over the years we've had clin-
ics also. My dad used to come over
from St. Croix every summer and
lead the clinics."
"Then we got involved with
Parks and Rec. and they would
send someone over to lead the
clinics every summer," Harley
said. "Then I started doing classes
on my own as I got more confi-
dent. And now we're hosting our
first tournament in years."
The tournament was named in
Frank's honor as a way to thank
the long-time resident for years of
supporting tennis on St. John, ex-
plained Harley.
"Throughout the years, Sis has
always supported tennis and the
players," Harley said. "Even when
George Lewis was a junior play-
er, she would always make sure
that he and the other players had
enough money to travel and get to
the tournaments they needed to go
to."
"Sis always supported the play-
ers both verbally and monetarily,"
said Harley. "She doesn't coach,
but she's a good mentor and is al-
ways encouraging the kids."
A former player herself, Frank
was delighted to hear of the tennis
tournament in her honor.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


Governor John deJongh, center, was spotted in the
stands at the Cruz Bay tennis courts on Sunday afternoon,
November 8, as Junior tennis players squared up across
the net during the Ruth "Sis" Frank tournament.


"I used to play tennis with Dr.
Applegate back when there was
one court at Caneel," said Frank.
"I'm very complimented to have
the tournament in my name."
Frank, who founded the St. John
School of the Arts and led the es-
teemed pan bands Steel Unlimited
and Steel Unlimited II, has long
been involved with youth develop-
ment.
"I think the tournament means
a great deal to the children," said
Frank. "Taking part in these types
of things builds confidence and
teaches kids how to get along with
each other."
Frank fondly remembered
watching George Lewis, a St. John
tennis star, when he was a junior
player.
"My main star was George
Lewis," said Frank. "When he was
a junior tennis player, his mother
and I used to go to every single
match that he had. Then he was
sent to Hawaii and all over the uni-
verse to play tennis."
"He's still playing and teaching
tennis today," Frank said.
Tennis is great for a child's mind
and body, Frank added.


"It's a wonderful all-around
sport," she said. "It gets the kids
outside and teaches them to com-
pete nicely. Patrice Harley has
done a marvelous job with the pro-
gram and the kids."
While competition is important,
Harley was more concerned that
all the competitors had fun.
"By taking part in the tourna-
ment, I hope kids walk away with
a love of the game," said Harley.
"Winning and losing is secondary.
I just want the kids to come out
and enjoy playing and meet kids
from other schools."
With students from St. Thomas,
St. Croix and St. John facing off
across the net, Harley planned to
make sure all of the students met
each other, she explained.
"Before each match, we'll have
an introduction and the kids will
say their names and what schools
they attend," Harley said. "I think
it will be a great way for the kids
to get to know each other they
already have tennis in common."
Check next week's St. John
Tradewinds for results of the Ruth
"Sis" Frank Tennis Tournament.






St. John Tradewinds, November 9-15, 2009 7


Restaurant Roundup: Island Eateries Cautiously Optimistic for Season


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
With peak season just weeks away, St.
John restaurant owners have their plates full
preparing, renovating and adding new dy-
namics to their staple Cruz Bay eateries in
hopes of a more successful year.
"I am being optimistic and looking for-
ward to a stronger season this year," said
Walter Hinds, owner of Hinds Restaurant,
which opened its doors in August 2008.
Hinds admitted his restaurant was affect-
ed by the economy last year but acknowl-
edged that it could have been a lot worse.
In an effort to cater to the another season
entering a slower-than-average economy,
Hinds has lowered some of his menu prices
and established a prix fix menu that will be
offered daily from 5:30 to 7 p.m. featuring a
three course meal for $38.
"My whole concept for this season is,
'Wow,'" Hinds said. "We are also introduc-
ing our bar menu in two weeks and will
have some fun prices so people can come
in, have a salad or oysters on the half shell
and a glass of wine in a much more fun and
casual atmosphere."
Hinds said he wants to cater to the lo-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


The Lime
this month.


Inn will offer an expanded happy hour menu when it reopens


cals and create a fun, kinetic energy at the
property where people will want to come
and relax perhaps during half-priced
martini Wednesdays or champagne cocktail
Friday.
"I do understand the economy is very


poor right now, but I want to dilute the illu-
sion that we are only a high-end restaurant
for special occasions," Hinds said. "I want
to create a cool little spot and bring some
energy to the bar there will be much low-
er prices than in the restaurant for sure."


While the welfare of three island restau-
rants Asolare, Paradiso and Chloe and
Bernard's remain in question, others
remained focused on improving their own
establishments and are working hard to pre-
pare for season.
Chris Meyer, owner of The Lime Inn,
said there is no arguing that when a restau-
rant closes or opens on this island, it affects
the entire community. But she said in the
past few years, she has noticed that business
always evens out, and when one restaurant
goes, another usually comes.
"I think the key is not to count on anything
to change the course of what will happen,"
Meyer said. "We are just going to work re-
ally hard to be as busy as we can."
The Lime Inn, celebrating its 25th anni-
versary this month, is adding a few excit-
ing twists to its landmark establishment in
preparation of its reopening November 16.
New renovations like the front court-
yard's columns and the arbor above the en-
trance all built by Meyer's handy hubby
- set the scene for what promises to be an
even more charming dining ambiance.
Although business was slightly down last
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- To Carry Across the Sound


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With issues facing St. John resi-
dents continuing to mount, from
the fate of property taxes to rising
ferry fares, one island organization
is dedicated to finding solutions.
The V.I. Unity Day Group
formed more than three years ago
when tensions were high on Love
City and has been working since
to solve problems plaguing the is-
land.
"We were formed when there
was a lot of tension on the island
in relation to an alleged rape," said
VIUDG president Lorelei Mon-
santo. "We filed our by-laws on
December 12 but we were meeting
long before then too."
The group's first success was
V.I. Unity Day in 2006 which
brought residents from across the
territory together to dialogue and
spread understanding. Since then,
VIUDG has tackled a number of
issues head on, and they're not
about to slow down.
Since the group is a 50 l1c(4), it is
a lobbying body that seeks to effect
real change, Monsanto explained.
"Our first goal was to reduce
the tension that was rising and to
take that energy and turn it into a
positive solution to our problems,"
Monsanto said. "Our focus was al-
ways positive change. From there
we came up with a list of St. John
needs and issues that were affect-
ing us."
"We're here to make positive
change," said Monsanto.
With about 35 committee mem-


bers, the group has lobbied for St.
John high school and been vo-
cal detractors of unplanned and
unchecked development, among
other issues.
Since a territory-wide property
tax revaluation was completed last
year which would have sent
many home owners' bills skyrock-
eting the group has been on the
forefront of the fight to have fair
market assessments for Love City.
And no one has been in the prop-
erty tax trenches more than Myrtle
Barry, chairperson of VIUDG's
Real Property Tax Committee. The
committee has garnered the sup-
port of more than 400 residents
who contribute to an on-going le-
gal battle against the VI. govern-
ment.
"We have strict accounting for
all the funds that come through for
the legal case," said Barry. "Ev-
eryone who contributes, we send
copies of all of our invoices. They
know where their money is go-
ing."
The funds are going to demand
new and correct property revalua-
tions, explained Barry.
"We want the reevaluations that
were done by BearingPoint to be
tossed they were wrong," Barry
said. "All the revaluations, includ-
ing on St. John, need to be redone.
The same formula needs to used
throughout the Virgin Islands."
Since taking about $6 million
from the V.I. government, Geor-
gia-based mass appraisal company
BearingPoint has declared bank-
ruptcy, squelching any course for


local leaders to recoup their costs,
Barry explained.
"There should have been some-
thing in the government contract
that gave the government footing
in case the data was flawed," said
Barry. "But it doesn't matter now
that the company is bankrupt."
Before taking the fight to court,
VIUDG members tried to reason
with top government officials, but
their pleas fell on deaf ears, Barry
added.
"We went through every door
and tried to talk to every senator
and government agency saying
'stop, these values are wrong,'"
she said. "When we went through
everyone and got no where, we had
to go to court."
The case is in the discovery
phase and is expected to be sched-
uled for trial within the next few
months. In the meantime, Barry
urged residents to come out for all
status hearings and court motions.
"When people physically see
you, they know you really care and
they act differently," she said. "It
really makes a difference."
With many decisions that af-
fect St. John made across Pillsbury
Sound on St. Thomas, VIUDG is
dedicated to making sure Love
City's voice is heard on Rock City,
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Deblyn Van Gelder and GHS seventh grade pirates get ready to set sail aboard Breath.



Land Ahoy: A Pirate's Tale

from Gifft Hill School's Seventh Grade


By Deblyn Van Gelder,
Gifft Hill School Teacher
Special to St. John Tradewinds
Is it because we live in the Caribbean, or is it that
there is simply a bit of the buccaneer in all of us?
The Gifft Hill School seventh graders hoisted their
Jolly Rogers to resounding hales of "Yo ho ho" on a
recent field trip to Norman Island aboard the charter
boat Breath owned by Peter and Dorothy Muilenburg
and captained by Jared with his crew Josh.
"I've got dibs on the doubloons," boasted Jack-
son Barry who showed his commitment to the pirate
profession by amputating his leg for the occasion (re-
placing the missing limb with a toilet plunger).
"There's always a chance we'll find treasure," ex-
plained the captain. "Supposedly only one-seventh of
the buried booty has been uncovered."
Culminating a literature unit on the novel "Trea-
sure Island," the 10 students voyaged back in time
to 1750 in search of an answer to the question, "was
Norman Island the inspiration that Robert Louis Ste-
venson used to write his classic tale of buried pirate
treasure and Caribbean mutiny?"
To research the answer, the junior privateers ex-
plored Norman Island and snorkeled the nearby
caves.
"Every time I jumped off the rat lines, I thought
I saw a sea chest in the sand," exclaimed Luca del
Olmo.
"What's that creepy smell in the caves?" John Spi-
nale wanted to know.
"Its's bat guano," said the captain. "In fact, gather
round, I have a good story about that bat guano."
The fortune hunters circled their captain to learn
more about Caribbean lore. The questions continued


as the students sought information about the rumored
Norman Island treasure, hidden by British Captains
Lloyd, Blackstone and Norman on (then) Liberty Is-
land.
Peter and Dorothy Muilenburg (a founder of Pine
Peace School, now the Gifft Hill School) have coordi-
nated this particular adventure since 2000.
"The community has given so much to us," said
Peter Muilenberg. "I want to give back whenever pos-
sible."
After the class at sea, the swashbuckling students
created large posters, graphically organizing the in-
formation they had compiled over the two-month
long unit.
And what was the final tally? Did Robert Louis
Stevenson use Norman Island as his model for Trea-
sure Island?
"If you tilt Stevenson's map in such a way, it could
be St. John," said Malik Richards.
Jaqualyn Clark agreed.
"Look at all of the geographical similarities: Skel-
eton Island, Spyglass Hill, and the swamp with all of
the mosquitoes," said Clark. "Plus, many treasures
have been found on Norman Island and everyone
knows there's more."
Austin Edwards was certain Norman Island had
nothing to do with the famous novel.
"Robert Louis Stevenson never even set foot in the
Caribbean," Edwards said.
Makeda Dawson echoed everyone's thoughts.
"Sailing on Breath and snorkeling the caves takes
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Senator at*Large

Reports

By Senator Craig Barshinger

Benji Makes 96


St. John Tradewinds
On October 18 a party was hosted at Fred's for Mr.
Guy Benjamin, who is celebrating 96 years on this
Earth. I dropped by to wish him well. He continues
to inspire me because he comes from a time when
people were focused on helping each other and living
in an interdependent community.
Back then, friendship and family were more im-
portant than money. The work that he has done to
document life on East End St. John before the "money
revolution" of the 1960s is a treasure. Mr. Benjamin
continues to live a life of grace, service, and success,
and he is a role model to us all.
Health Care on St. John
The Legislative Committee on Health, Hospitals,
and Human Services met October 29 on St. John and
took testimony from Myrah Keating Smith (MKS)
Community Health Center Administrator Harold
Wallace, as well as other officials from our Clinics
and Hospitals.
When is a St. Johnian not a St. Johnian?
I raised the issue of birthing on St. John. I explained
to Dr. Watson, medical director for the RLS Hospital,
that for many St. John residents, it is important from a
spiritual and convenience viewpoint for our children
to be bom on St. John.
Dr. Watson said that the standard for care cannot
be met on St. John, which is why most St. John ba-
bies are bom on St. Thomas. She did agree that we
can perform most perinatal care on St. John, and will


work to expand these services.
At present, the only way to have a baby on St. John
at the MKS Clinic is when the baby comes fast and
it's too late to go to St. Thomas. This may be fine if
it is routine delivery, but if there are complications,
RLS Hospital is the place to be.
More and more babies are being bom at home,
with the help of a trained nurse-midwife. If you do
have baby at home, completing paperwork to record
the birth is necessary. If you encounter problems with
recording a birth, please contact our office and we will
guide you. We have heard reports of undue red tape.
New Medical Equipment in the Works
Administrator Wallace testified that significant
pieces of medical equipment at MKS are worn out.
Some of it dates from before hurricane Marilyn.
Therefore I am sponsoring an appropriation bill for
$1 million to upgrade this equipment. Mr. Wallace is
preparing an itemized list. Senator Sprauve, chairman
of the committee, is co-sponsoring the measure. We
want St. John to have modem, fully-functional equip-
ment.
Long-Awaited Ambulance Boat
The ambulance boat is still not purchased, and the
members of the Department of Health (DoH) who are
responsible for this did not attend the hearing. Your
legislature funded the purchase of a new ambulance
boat. The DoH must get the job done.
Melee is afoot about the DoH going on a multi-
Continued on Page 17


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Beth Jones


Evan Jones continues to run ahead of the pack.


Evan Jones Dominating Field

in Elementary Cross Country


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
No one can catch Evan Jones
- at least they haven't yet.
The 10-year-old has led the
pack at every single elementary
cross country meet this year.
Jones, a Gifft Hill School
fifth grader, won his fifth
straight elementary cross coun-
try meet last week on St. Thom-
as, completing the mile in 6
minutes and eight seconds.
The young runner, who won
his age group in the 2009 and
2008 8 Tuff Miles Road Races,
travels with GHS' cross coun-
try team each Tuesday to the


University of the Virgin Is-
lands' St. Thomas campus golf
course for meets where he
has consistently dominated the
competition.
Under cross country coach
Peter Alter, Jones has held his
own for five straight weeks
now against about 85 other
boys at each meet.
With 50 points under his belt
- out of a total of 60 possible
points for the season Jones
secured a spot in the territo-
rial elementary cross country
championships on St. Croix,
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Gayle "Sally" Varlack Filling Island Niche with Flowers


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
It wasn't long after Today's
Flowers shut its Cruz Bay doors
when a dream began to blossom
for Gayle Varlack.
"I just saw the need for a good
flower shop on St. John and I
jumped at the opportunity," said
Varlack, known to many by her
nickname, Sally. "I thought to my-
self, 'Okay, I can do that... in the
little time that I have.'"
The talented designer will cel-
ebrate the fifth anniversary of her
fine clothing and accessories store,
Sally's Couture, on November
15 and plans to open her new
flower shop, Bou-Quet, the very
same day.
"I am trying to open Bou-Quet
on November 15 so it can be a
kind of grand opening/anniversary
event," Varlack said. "With God's
help, it will be ready by the 15."
Varlack, who was born and
raised on St. John, said flowers
have always been a passion of
hers.
"Arranging flowers has always
been a hobby for me, even before
I did the clothing thing, I was into
flowers," she said. "If you notice
all the displays in Sally's Couture,
there are always lots of flower ar-
rangements throughout the store."
Although Varlack admits she
has not been dreaming of owning
a flower shop for long, it is obvi-


ous she is no novice when it comes
to blooms and stems.
"I love orchids and Gerber dai-
sies, tulips, gladiolas, roses," she
rattled off. "I love them all any-
thing that is bright and colorful."
This may be the inspiration be-
hind the slogan Varlack created for
her new shop, "Fresh flowers to
color your dreams."
With a little encouragement
from friends and family, Varlack
has high hopes for Bou-Quet,
which will fill the island's flower
void from its convenient location
across the way from Sally's Cou-
ture and next to Pink Papaya.
"We will have the freshest, most
creative designs on the island,"
she said. "I have lots and lots of
ideas."
Bou-Quet, which will be open
Monday through Saturday from 9
a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays by ap-
pointment, will offer a flower de-
livery service to every one on the
island locals and visitors alike,
Varlack said.
As the only flower shop operat-
ing on the island, Varlack said Bou-
Quet will be able to accommodate
just about every event, from wed-
dings and banquets to dinners and
"just because" arrangements.
"You need a flower, you just let
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her flower shop, Bou-Quet, to open its doors by mid-
November.


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her long-time friend. "He is one
of my greatest inspirations and I
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Even in the midst of a slow
economy, Varlack remains fearless
about starting her new business.
"Right now, I am too anxious
to have any fears," she said. "It is
a slow economy, but flowers are
something people will still buy -
to say I love you, just because, to
say congratulations or for sympa-
thetic reasons. Flowers can say a
lot."
Varlack will be keeping herself
busy between the two shops, but
promises she will remain just as
available to her loyal customers as
her new ones.
"I don't want my Sally's Cou-
ture customers to think I am desert-
ing them," she said. "I'll always be
right here."
Bou-Quet's website is currently
under construction but if you need
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Brand Is UU Guest Speaker
The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet
each Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Great Room located
at the Gifft Hill School.
The guest speaker on Sunday, November 15, is
visiting minister Gabriella Brand. Her service is
titled "Wabi Sabi: Imperfection in Art And Life."
Come join in seeking the truths in life and shar-
ing a, not necessarily religious experience, but a
spiritual one. For transportation from Cruz Bay
call 776-6332. Childcare available upon prior re-
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Lynch, Pierce Performing
at St. Ursula's Benefit
Concert on November 22
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church presents re-
nowned organist Albert Lynch and cellist Kenneth
Pierce and friends in a benefit concert on Sunday,
November 22, at 4 p.m., at the Cruz Bay church.
The concert will also feature "The New School
of Music Inc," St. Ursula's youth steel orchestra,
and more. A donation of $10 will be accepted at
the door and all proceeds will go to St. Ursula's
church.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Carol McGuinness


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students at Elaine I. Sprauve Library during story hour.


Students Hear from Firefighters

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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Artificial turf was laid on the Gifft Hill School field last week.


GHS Goes Green with New Athletic Field


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After years of planning and months of work, Gifft
Hill School was looking conspicuously greener last
week.
Field Turf personnel were at the St. John private
school on Thursday, November 5, laying artificial
sod on the playing field. The regulation flag football
sized field will be used by GHS teams and will also be
available for public use.
"It will be the primary athletic field for the school
and will be available for community use any time
people want to use it," said Beth Jones, development
director for GHS.


Fred Trayser worked with Field Turf officials to
build the field to exact specifications for the high-tech
surface. Once completed, the field will be soft and ab-
sorbent and won't even get muddy after a rain storm,
according to Jones.
"There was a huge amount of engineering that went
into this," Jones said. "Everything had to be done ex-
actly to the specifications so it would drain properly.
You can play on the field right after it rains there
is no mud."
The field, the cost of which was covered by an
anonymous GHS benefactor, will be officially opened
for use on November 16, and school officials are plan-
ning something special for the big unveiling.


The Department of Human Services invites proprietors of nonprofit organizations to an infor-
mational meeting about funding opportunities from federal and local sources. The meetings will
take place from 9am to 3pm on:

Tuesday, November 17th at the STX Cardiac Center
Thursday, November 19th at the STT Head Start Center in Sugar Estate
Friday, November 20th at the Cruz Bay Battery Office

Information about benefit programs to assist clients with access to TANF, SNAP (aka Food
Stamp), Medicaid, WIC, Unemployment and other cash or health assistance programs will be
provided.

Registration forms are available at the Department of Human Services main office on St.
Thomas at the Knud Hansen Complex, and on St. Croix in the Commissioner's office at the Vit-
raco Building in Golden Rock.

Completed registrations forms can be delivered to either main office, faxed to Mrs. Warrington
at 774-3466, or emailed to vinonprofitmangament@yahoo.com.


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Thanks to Barshinger's Staff

Office of the Senator-At-Large
Craig Barshinger,
I recently had a rather minor but complicated issue with the De-
partment of Motor Vehicles. I turned to your office and had the good
fortune to get the patience, understanding and help of two very kind
ladies on your staff.
Ms. Callwood in your St. Thomas office was the first person I en-
countered when I called your office. After explaining the nature of
my problem, she calmed my concerns and referred me to Mrs. Ste-
phen in your St. John office.
Both ladies worked with tremendous efficiency in contacting the
appropriate people in DMV to bring a positive conclusion to my im-
probable dilemma.
My thanks to them both, they reflect all the good you are doing for
the community. Best of luck with your bills: #28-0078 (property tax)
and #28-0101 (ferry bill).
Keep up the good work!
Marty Freeman, 20-year resident


This Is Paradise

This community is suffering.
I was sitting on the beach last night, looking at the moon and the
other islands, this truly is paradise. I think all of us in this commu-
nity can see it, going along North Shore Road, South Shore Road,
Centerline Road, over town. Everywhere that you look you know it's
paradise, but a lot of us are suffering and don't always see it.
We really all need to get together to start taking care of our young
kids so that they can all grow up and see it all the time.
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Hey St. John! It's the little Island Girl from the big
city of Boston. It has been almost two months and
more since I left you and that in itself to me was a
big step.
It is still hard to believe that I am on my own and
am living in an actual city, but then again I am loving
my chance to be independent and attending my Berk-
lee College of Music! And yes, I do mean my!
Every minute I spend here as a musician at Berklee
helps me develop my own unique sound and style.
This school is so filled with gifted musicians from all
over the world and I love it!
I know I am in the right place in God's right time
for training to become a sound in music. Right now
my major is performance. But as I become more en-
lightened about the majors here at Berklee, I am cur-
rently thinking about switching my major, while I still
have time, to professional music which is a made-up
major at Berklee.
This major will enable me to take any classes I
want. This means I will be allowed to study not only
performance, but also other majors I am interested
in such as: composing; song writing; music busi-
ness; and production. I am also hoping that I will be
switched to the degree program as of being a current
diploma program student.
My current classes are Ear Training 1 with Tom
Applemen, Harmony with William Silvio, Intro to
Music Tech. with Chris Noyes, R&B Lab and Per-
formance Skills/ Background Singing with Raymond
Reeder, Private Instruction Voice-1 with Darcel Wil-
liams, Writing Skills with Steve Kirby, and Rhythm


Out of curiosity: Many of you know, that I do a lot
of work with the St. John Youth Committee. There-
fore, I try to keep up with current events in the US
Virgin Islands and its government.
I am currently listening to the Roger W. Morgan
Show (93.5 FM in St. Croix) and there is this debate
as to whether or not our government should institute
a part time legislature! Now, of course this discussion
turned into a debate. Some Virgin Islanders feel as
though our government is dysfunctional while others
feel as though it is not.
I personally believe that the truth lies in the middle
ground. The more research that I do, the more that I
realize that our government is a bit, dysfunctional but
it's not as bad as we think it is.
We say that our politicians do nothing and only
blow out hot air but the last time I checked we are
allowing them to do so!
We claim they aren't being held accountable for
their actions but are we not the ones who are sup-
posed to be holding these people accountable? Why
is it that so many of us are apathetic yet so willing to
have a lot of "nars" to say!
Yes, I totally do agree that our government isn't do-
ing enough, they waste resources, so on and so forth,
but what are we doing to stop this! Complaining to


Section and Grooves for Voice with Stan Strickland.
As I know Winston Maccow, a professor here at
Berklee that I knew from the five-week programs, he
asked me to join his Caribbean Ensemble Class which
at the time I didn't know was a level five class.
It is also one of Berklee's highest ensembles class-
es. In addition to taking my classes I have also joined
several groups including the Caribbean Beat Club, the
Song Writing Club, the BSU (Black Student Union),
the Women's Group, Berklee Cares Group, and the
Student Government Association.
I am truly in the place I need to make it to where I
hope to be. A for being in the Caribbean Ensemble, I
am getting ready for a concert, which will be in De-
cember and I can't wait!
Being from an island like St. John there are a lot of
pros and cons. In addition to this, at first harmony and
ear training was my hardest classes, but after putting
in the work and applying myself I am doing great!
Harmony sometimes gives me trouble but, like al-
ways, the teachers here are so dedicated to my edu-
cation that they always make time to meet with me
individually so I can understand better.
Other than that Boston I must say is a very beauti-
ful city in the fall. Even though it is getting colder, the
views from my window and by the Charles River are
very beautiful. Seeing the leaves of the trees change
color and fall to the ground, and the ducks and geese
swimming in the river is every refreshing.
Whenever I think of home it is always when I sit
on the river dock. Sometimes I wish I owned a Nikon
Continued on Page 16


one another isn't enough.
Furthermore, if our government is really so flippin'
dysfunctional why is it that we as a people insist upon
re-electing these senators so often? Many of these
senators have been in office for a minute!
We have a culture of poverty, apathy, cynicism, and
a mistrust of social institutions. Honestly, we might
want to correct this because if I remember correctly,
we kind of are the government. I say this not only
because we live in a so-called "democracy," but I say
this because the Virgin Islands is a small place.
We all know that the people in office are connected
to us in some way (my friend's father, my cousin, my
auntie, my mother's sister's friend).
So tell me when are we going to stop frontin' and
actually stand up, unite and make demands so that we
can get what we need. Solely blaming the government
was cute once upon a time but, honestly, our com-
plaints are getting old.
It's starting to sound like we just like to hear our-
selves talk because I don't see most of us doing any-
thing about it! By the way, your apathy is thwarting
the efforts of those who are actually making an effort
to catalyze change.
Tell me, what is the problem?
Hadiya Sewer


Chinnery Is Excelling at Berklee College of Music


Something on a Youth's Mind About Her Home







St. John Tradewinds, November 9-15, 2009 15


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


A St. John Miracle


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


My husband and I recently visited your lovely is-
land, and during the course of our visit I left my hand-
bag at one of the bay view turnoffs. When I realized
this perhaps a half hour later we immediately
retraced our steps, but to no avail.
We revisited Mongoose Junction, where we had
been prior to our journey up the coast, and I prevailed
on Tom at Bajo el Sol for the use of his cell to cancel
our credit cards. My husband had remained in the car
outside, as he was done climbing stairs for the day.
While still on the phone, I heard Tom draw in his
breath, and I turned to find my husband, handbag in
hand, grinning from ear to ear.
As it happened, a taxi driver by the name of Thom-
as had been behind us on the way up the coast, and
picked up the bag when he noticed it at the turnoff.
His intention was to take it to the Police Department,
but as he came down the terribly congested street in
front of Mongoose, he thought just maybe the car my
husband was in might be the car he had seen earlier.


Racism n. {Disapproving}
1. Prejudice or animosity against people who be-
long to other races.
2. The belief that people of different races have dif-
ferent qualities and abilities, and that some races are
inherently superior or inferior.

In the world we live today, the overall lack of love
and compassion I believe leads to most of the preju-
dice and animosity that exists. Along with the fear
that seems to rule our everyday lives.
The ego and its belief that we need money and all it
can buy to be better than the next, with fancy cars and
the big house with two cars in the garage. How long
can the list go on of our lack in faith and understand-
ing of our connection to source or the energy that is
behind all of creation?
Our lack of understanding of just what a small part
this human experience is of who or what we really
are. Our existence in this form is but a mere fraction
of a second in eternity. The oneness to this source
which we all are will end the world as we know it.
Once we understand our connection to this source
we will realize we are all equal and perfect in every
way no one is better or less than the next. Love
will take the place of hatred. An understanding that
giving and receiving are in fact one in the same to
give is to receive.
A world where there is no war. Pollution will end
and respect for the planet we live on along with all
that lives here with us will be way. New energy sourc-
es will take the place of those we now use. We have
been promised a garden and the time is soon here. Let
us all see a positive light shining on our future and it
will come to be!
The news and headlines now seem to project a dif-


So, with nowhere to park, he left his taxi in the
middle of the road and brought the bag to the side of
the car to see if my husband recognized it.
I consider this to be an incredible miracle. We were
driving a rental car, in no way unusual, a Toyota Co-
rolla, the same red as 25 percent of the cars around us.
But Thomas took a chance.
That, to me, was the miracle. He went that extra
distance on a hunch, saving us no end of time and
trouble.
Your island is indeed lovely, but it cannot compare
to the kindness, concern and genuine humanity of
the people who inhabit it. I not only thank Thomas,
but also Tom at Bajo el Sol, and the sweet woman
who approached me as I was running about to see
if I needed any money. Where in the world do you
find people like that? Thank you all for being on the
planet you have renewed my faith.
Joan Martinez


ferent light one of shortcomings, one of mass con-
fusion and war, terrorists around every comer, hunger
and disease, hatred and the lack of love. There is a
lack of understanding that our purpose is to love and
have compassion in this world we live in.
It's our choice in how we choose to see the world
we live in. Shall it be a world filled with love and
the joy and light that would follow it? Or one filled
with dark and ugly days and more of what the past
has brought us?
We can create for our children and ourselves a bet-
ter world. Let's all bring these thoughts into play and
let your light shine through let love be the way.
We all who live on St. John know we have a special
place here on this planet. I believe we all know we
have problems here also. Let's all work together to
make Love City live up to its nickname.
Help when you see a need. Give a hug and a smile
each and every day as these are free gifts we can give.
Honor the spirit within each and all.
We are at a crossroads in the history of mankind
in which we can, through our thoughts and actions,
make our world a place in which we all have what we
need and the ways of the past are part of history.
Choosing to be a part of this change brings us all
one step closer to it becoming a reality. How much of
what we have been taught in the world as it is do we
find to be untrue? Part of a plan of control through the
use of lies and fear.
Have faith and believe in the power we have in be-
ing part of the energy that has created all. Within this
faith we will find the power to change our future and
the future of our children. Within this oneness there
can be no prejudice or animosity and racism will
be gone forever.
Robert Sells


What Do You Think? Send your letters to editor@tradewinds.vi


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: 57
Under Investigation: 55
Solved: 4

Grand Larcenies: 55
Under Investigation: 52
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.


An End to Racism Forever






16 St. John Tradewinds, November 9-15, 2009


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Suki Dickson Buchalter and
Bucky Buchalter of Coral Bay
are pleased to announce the wed-
ding of their daughter Jessa to
Brian Levine of New Jersey.
Jessa and Brian celebrated
with family and friends on Octo-
ber 4, 2009 at an afternoon wed-
ding which was held at Trunk
Bay with Craig Barshinger of
the Unitarian Universalist Fel-
lowship of St. John officiating.
Brian sang an engagement
song that he wrote for Jessa. Jes-
sa's sister Sage shared a beauti-
ful song that she wrote especially
for the couple. Finally Jessa read
a heartfelt poem that she wrote
for Brian.
The wedding service was
full of love and great joy. The
full moon reception was at Es-
tate Concordia pavilion. The
wedding ring and pearl jewelry
worn by the bride was designed
and created by Suki, the bride's
mother. All n all it was a fabu-
lous affair.
The couples 8-month-old
daughter Coral Jean was the
special guest of honor. Suki and
Buck would like to thank all of
our island friends who made this
event so special.
Heartfelt thanks go out to
Noel Grammar of East End flow-
ers for the lovely bouquets, Al-
fredo's Landscaping, KatiLady
Catering, Westin St. John, Maho


Jessa and Brian Levin at Trunk Bay.


Bay Camps, Stanley Selengut
of Concordia, T Bird and her
special band, Kent of Concor-
dia, Nat Ford, Teneisha, Megan
and Nat Kolchak, Sarah, Deb-
bie, Ulle, Viki Brown, Karen
of Windspree, Andrea Leland,
Ken Yolman, Peter Muilenberg


and all of the villa owners who
shared their homes with us. Spe-
cial thanks to the Po\ci.s that
Be" for gorgeous weather and a
bug free time.
Brian and Jessa Buchalter can
be reached at P.O. Box 2094,
Eagle, CO, 81631.


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camera so that I could take some pictures. As usual
the city is busy night and day and people are always
beeping their horn.
Oh! I so learned that here everything is on time! So
usually I have to get things done way in advance in-
cluding getting up in the morning. I am still adjusting
but at the same time treasuring each moment of it all.
St. John, I love you and miss you but it is my time
to leave you and make my dream come true. To those
who always believed in me, helped me, watched me


and are still watching me blossom, I want to say thank
you and may God bless every single one of you and
you know who you are.
Please keep me in you precious prayers and may
God do the rest. It would also be really nice to keep in
contact with you.
Email me at evanna.chinnery@gmail.com or call
me at 340-626-3179. You can also write me at Evanna
Chinnery, Berklee College of Music, 140 Boylston
St., Boston, MA. 02215, SB-2718.
Evanna Chinnery


Corrections
Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center Administrator Harold Wallace's name was in-
correct in Sis Frank's Wha's Happ'nin' column in the November 2-8, 2009 issue of St. John Tradewinds.
Harold Wallace was instrumental in the implementation of telemedicine at the health center.
The "Football Game: JESS vs. GHS" in the November 2 edition of St. John Tradewinds did not
include the score of the game. Julius E. Sprauve School's flag football team beat Gifft Hill School by
a score of 12 to 8.











Senator at Large Reports
Continued from Page 10

state tour with several DoH officials to find, commission
and purchase and ambulance boat. I hope this is just melee,
as that would cost a lot of money, and our local experts and
stakeholders have already selected the boat and the equip-
ment that would do the job.
The Committee on Health Hospitals and Human Services
may have to subpoena the DoH officials on this issue, to
determine what is being done with the money appropriated
for the ambulance boat.
Is There a Helicopter in Our Future?
I asked Administrator Wallace to develop a proposal for
helicopter transportation between St. John, St. Thomas, St.
Croix, and Puerto Rico. It only takes five minutes to fly from
our clinic to the RLS hospital, and twenty minutes to fly to
the cardiac center on St. Croix.
Officials from the hospitals on all three islands have been
contacted and have agreed to work on this with Mr. Wallace.
It will require some out-of-the-box thinking, but it is techni-
cally possible. If our hospital team can come up with a plan
that makes economic sense, I will champion the funding by


the legislature in 2010.
Is the Ferry Fare Fair?
On the evening of October 28, the Committee on Appro-
priations and Budget met on St. John to hear testimony on
bill 28-0101. This bill will set the adult ferry fare between
Red Hook and Cruz Bay at $2 ($1 for children and seniors),
and provide a subsidy sufficient to guarantee that the ferry
companies cover their expenses and make a fair profit.
It will require that the ferry companies produce audited
financial statements, from which the PSC will be able to
determine the amount of the subsidy. The legislature is will-
ing to appropriate the required subsidy, and I thank all of my
colleagues for understanding the importance of low cost, re-
liable inter-island transportation.
Note: the PSC met on a long-standing fare increase re-
quest and boosted the fare to $6. This $12 round trip is too
high and impedes the ability to travel for many. Please call
my office at 693-8061 or email to senator@tabarshinger.net to
voice your support for a $2 fare.
Property Tax
I was honored to be the guest speaker at the Annual Meet-
ing of the St. John Board of Realtors on October 23. Proper-
ty tax was an area of concern, and we had a dialog on ways
to solve it. I learned some things that will help fine tune my


St. John Tradewinds, November 9-15, 2009 17


bill 28-0078 in order to resolve the property tax crisis.
Senator Attacked But Keeps Focused on Issues
The president of the Unity Day group attacked me in the
October 26 issue of Tradewinds. There was nothing of sub-
stance in it. If I did respond point by point, it would shift
the focus away from the solution we seek. Clearly she is
positioning herself to run for senator at large in 2010.
I will remain focused on solving the problems. I cannot
and will not attack in return for the simple reason that the
Unity Day group's lawsuit is a vital part of the solution. I
have steered many people to the UDG.
At the time I did not foresee that it might be comman-
deered for a political purpose. I must reiterate the cautions
from my last Senator at Large Report support the UDG
with your efforts and money, but assure yourself that it is
properly managed and directed toward a resolution.
During campaign season, let the candidates compete for
the favor of your vote. In the meantime, let us work together
toward our common goal of resolving the property tax cri-
sis.
Thank you for the honor of serving as your Senator at
Large, and the opportunity to report to you. Please call our
St. John Office at 693-8061 or email ati cniioi ublitshingcl
net if we may be of service.


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CO-ED FLAG FOOTBALL

SCORES AND STANDINGS

Patriots 32 Raiders 30
This was a high-scoring beauty of a game but it looked like the
Raiders might be taken out early. The duo of Anthony Angol and
Kwazi Brown for the Patriots accounted for all the first half scor-
ing. Angol was on his game with four first-half scoring passes. At
the half it was 26-0 Patriots
The second half showed an entirely different Raiders team as
they roared back with 30 unanswered points and a very deter-
mined defense to take the lead 30-26 with six minutes left to play.
Shakeem Meade was brilliant at quarterback in the comeback as
he tossed four TDs, three to Mishawn Wilkinson.
The Patriots came back with another late scoring drive as An-
gol pitched another TD to De'Quan Cline to go ahead at the six
minute mark. With time running out, the Raiders made one last
desperate scoring drive which was cut short deep in Patriots terri-
tory as time ran out.
Broncos 34 Packers 0
It was not the Packers' night as the Broncos put together a scor-
ing machine and was stingy on defense. Tommy Gibney tried to
put together some plays for the Packers but the Broncos wouldn't
allow him to get untracked.
Broncos quarterback Jay Williams was right on target as he
kept drives alive with accurate passes and played well on defense.
Williams threw five TD passes to Addison Rogers, Colin Brago
and RJ Mathurin.


Standings As of October 30
Team W L PF PA
Broncos (Red) 5 1 140 39
Raiders (Black) 4 2 168 89
Patriots (Blue) 2 4 123 153
Packers (Green) 2 4 67 217


Next games: November 6 Patriots vs. Packers at 6 p.m.; Raid-
ers vs. Broncos at 7 p.m.


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Friday, October 30 c/r that someone r/ a damaged ve- 11:10 p.m. An employee at
2:35 p.m. A citizen c/request- hicle. Vehicle tampering, the Westin Resort and Villas r/ a
ing police assistance with a ve- 2:35 p.m. A St. Thomas resi- possible attempted suicide at the
hicle. Police assistance. dent c/r that someone planted resort. Possible attempted sui-
3:48 p.m. An Estate Contant some marijuana trees on her prop- cide.
resident c/r an auto accident in Es- erty in the area of Estate Pastory. Wednesday, November 4
tate Bethany. Auto accident. Confiscated marijuana. 12:51 p.m. Central Dispatch
3:53 p.m. An Estate Zooten- 4:18 p.m. An Estate Power c/r an auto accident in the area of
vaal resident c/r a larceny. Grand Boyd resident c/ via Central Dis- Pine Peace. Auto accident.
larceny,. patch to r/ that someone threw Thursday, November 5
5:14 p.m. An Estate Susan- rocks at her. Loud noise. 11:05 a.m. A Superior Court
aberg resident c/r that someone No time given An Estate Con- employee p/r that someone caused
damaged his vehicle. Damage to cordia employee c/r that a guest damage to his vehicle. Accidental
a vehicle, was robbed. Burglary in the third. damage.
Saturday, October 31 Tuesday, November 3 11:15 a.m. An Estate Enighed
No time given A citizen c/r 7:20 a.m. A Gift Hill resident resident p/r he lost his personal
that a vehicle went over the em- p/r that he was struck by another documents. Lost documents.
bankment in the area of Estate male. Simple assault. 6:37 p.m. An Estate Hard La-
Pastory. Auto accident. 11:30 a.m. A St. Thomas resi- bor resident r/ he was physically
8:32 p.m. Central Dispatch dent p/r that someone removed assaulted in the area of Calabash
c/r a disturbance of the peace in items from his vehicle. Grand lar- Boom. Assault in the third.
Estate Adrian. ceny. 7:00 p.m. A citizen r/ that two
9: p.m. ADT c/r an alarm 12:05 p.m. A visitor p/r that males held him up in the Cruz Bay
sounding at Domino Gas Station his rental vehicle was parked in public bathroom and took his wal-
in Coral Bay. Activated alarm. the area of Anaberg and items let. Robbery in the third.
Sunday, November 1 were removed and the back glass 8:33 p.m. A citizen r/ a distur-
4:02 a.m. Central Dispatch c/ was broken. Grand larceny. bance in the area of Pine Peace.
requesting police assistance at the 12:30 p.m. A St. Thomas resi- Police assistance.
Westin Resort and Villas. Police dent p/r that she is being harassed 9:35 p.m. An Estate Power
assistance. by her ex-boyfriend. Boyd resident r/ that her neigh-
8:03 a.m. Badge #130 p/ at Ju- 5:25 p.m. The owner of Love bors are smoking and making
rgen Command with one Lincoln City Mini Mart p/r a break-in, noise. Police assistance.
Jarris of Estate Enighed under ar- Burglary in the third. 11:06 p.m. A citizen r/ a fire
rest and charged with aggravated 7:40 p.m.- An Estate Chocolate in the area of Pine Peace. House
assault and battery, D.V. Bail was Hole resident r/ being threatened fire.
set at $1,000 and he was trans- with bodily harm. Disturbance of Friday, November 6
ported to the Bureau of Correc- the peace, threats. 1:08 a.m. A citizen r/ having
tions on St. Thomas. Aggravated 9:00 p.m. An Estate Contant a disturbance with his brother in
assault and battery. resident r/ a disturbance. Distur- the area of Estate Contant. Distur-
2:26 p.m. Central Dispatch bance of the peace, threats. bance of the peace, D.V.







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Community Calendar


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Monday, November 9
The Coral Bay Community
Council will host its Annual
Meeting and Potluck on Mon-
day, November 9, from 5 to
7:30 p.m. at Miss Lucy's Res-
taurant in Coral Bay.
Tuesday, November 10
The St. John Montessori
School will host a Parent Edu-
cation Night on Tuesday, No-
vember 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. at
the school located at the John's
Folly Learning Institute.
Tuesday, November 10
The community is invited to
a free workshop for anyone in-
terested in experiencing "Inner
Creative Journeys," facilitated
by Viki Brown on November
10, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, November 10
The St. John Historical Soci-
ety will host its first meeting of
the new season at the Bethany
Moravian Church Hall on Tues-
day, November 10, beginning at
7p.m.
Wednesday, November 11
V.I. National Park, in recog-
nition of Veterans Day, Wednes-
day, November 11, 2009, has
been declared a Fee Free Day
for veterans and their families
Wednesday, November 11
In celebration of the 90th
Anniversary of Veteran's Day,
American Legion Post 131 is
hosting a ceremony and BBQ/
pig roast in Coral Bay on No-
vember 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, Novemer 14
The Charlotte Amalie High
School Class of 2010 will make
its formal debut on Saturday
evening, November 14, at the
annual Introductory Night
Program. The event begins at
7 p.m. in the Ruth E. Thomas
Auditorium. Tickets are $20
each and can be purchased at
the school.
Sunday, November 15


The Unitarian Universalists
of St. John meet each Sunday
at 10 a.m. in the Great Room
located at the Gifft Hill School.
The guest speaker on Sunday,
November 15, is visiting minis-
ter Gabriella Brand. Her service
is titled "Wabi Sabi: Imperfec-
tion in Art And Life."
Tuesday, Novmeber 17
The Virgin Islands Audubon
Society will kick off its season
with a meeting at the Gifft Hill
School featuring guest speak-
er V.I. National Park Ranger
Deanna Somerville on Novem-
ber 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 19
The next St. John AARP
Chapter 4777 meeting will be
on Thursday, November 19, at
5 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran
Church meeting hall in Cruz
Bay.
Saturday, November 21
The Rotary Club of St. John
will host the 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
nonprofit organizations to an
informational meeting about
funding opportunities 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 or-
ganist Albert Lynch and cellist
Kenneth Pierce and friends in
a benefit concert on Sunday,
November 22, at 4 p.m., at the
Cruz Bay church.
Thursday, November 26
The St. John Landsharks are
hosting a fun-filled 5K run on
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday,
November 26. Registration will
be at 7:30 a.m. and the race
starts at 8 a.m. Donations of $5/
adults; $2/children appreciated.
Meet at Annaberg parking lot.
Thursday, November 26
Tradewinds will be closed
for Thanksgiving Day holiday.


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Scenic Properties
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay Apartments:
One bedroom/one bath
$1200.00; One bedroom/
one bath $1200.00; 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; Two bedroom/2
bath/w/d $2200.00; 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

Coral bay Seagrape Hill
furnished bedroom 1 studio/
office, breezeway garage
view hurricane hole clean
quiet safe $1800 /$1000.
610-739-3361

Two Bedroom, 1 Bath
Apartment in Estate Bethany,
overlooking Westin Resort
withA/C. Call 340-690-1104


2 bedroom, 2 baths
furnished, A/C, W/D.
First, last and security.
Available November 1 st.
Call 775-7561.

New 2BR, furnished,
large bath, off-street
parking, ceiling fans,
microwave, security
lights, spacious porch
overlooking Westin,
$1650/month; 340-776-
6331 or 678-715-1129.

FISH BAY LONG TERM
AVAILABLE DEC 1
Furnished 3/2 native stone
home w/covered desks &
180 degree view $2700/mo
markmccullough@ earthlink.net
970-385-3416 w
970-382-6683 h

Cruz Bay Apartment for
Rent: A/C, furnished,
secure, $950 plus utilities.
First month and security
deposit required. 7 to 5 call
693-8741 or 6 to 9 call
777-6315, ask for Donna.

To Sea it is to Want it!
Very private coral bay cot-
tage harborview 1 bedroom,
1 1/2 bath. Furnished turnkey.
$1200 firm. First, last, secu-
rity. To look call 779-4154.


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

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office/retail space available

1036 sq. ft.
reasonable rates /flexible terms
excellent location next to Westin
call Emily for info. #776-6666


St John & Eye Care
boulon center

FREE EXAMS
for

Students

& Teachers

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


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


Satellite TV & Internet
Crystal clear TV from
Dish Network starting @0
$9.99/mo. 1 MB Internet
service from Hughesnet
starting @ $70/mo.
Satellites survive hur-
ricanes. "When the poles
and wires are on the
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sloopjones@sloopjones.com


Watersports Jobs!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors


Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


Territorial Monitoring Assistant
SALARY: $18/Hr part-time
for 24 months, no benefits
DEADLINE: November 20, 2009

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Seeking an energetic assistant
to help implement a land-based environmental monitoring project
at Coral Bay & Fish Bay, St. John. Assistant will help install,
maintain, and monitor field equipment and complete lab analyses
of soil samples. Experience in previous scientific research preferred
but not required. Interested candidates should be independently
motivated, possess solid quantitative and organizational skills, and
able and willing to learn new field and lab techniques. Candidates
are expected to help the Principal Investigator, but also complete
project tasks in the absence of the PI. Candidates must be able to
strictly follow instructions to assure data quality. The project field
component also requires a willingness to endure uncomfortable
physical labor including exposure to extreme weather conditions,
heavy lifting, long work days, and hiking, all while maintaining the
expected data quality standards. Candidates must also have basic
computer skills, be familiar with Excel software, and have own
transportation. Please submit letter of interest, resume, references &
proof of citizenship to:
V.I. RC&D / 5030 Anchor Way, Suite 2 / Christiansted, VI 00820
Visit www.usvircd.org or call 340-692-9632 x5 for details.
V.I. RC&D is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Fish Bay, Turnkey, 2-Story Residence, Approx. 3200 sq. ft.
indoor/outdoor living space. One large residence or 2 income
producing apartments. Stone, masonry and wood house, private
location, water view, great rental history, motivated sellers.
Phone: 540-776-0039 daytime, Virginia;
540-890-5397 evening; email: bluecaribgems @cox.net




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


CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE

Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie
7:15 a.m.
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Caribbean Villas & Resorts
tel. 1-800-338-0987
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Carefree Getaways on St. John
tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002
www.carefreegetaways.com

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


Art
Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226
Offering Art Classses


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


Jewelry


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

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

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

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

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

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


R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455 R sta rnt
pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.com Restaurants
Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
T- T A 4I3 6


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

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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation


appy our : rpu
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
Open Wednesday-Monday

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

Sun Dog Cafe
tel. 693-8340
T t A t A JT


Property Manaqer e
Cimmaron Property Management Services
tel. 340-715-2666 S r c
St. John's Premier Property Manager C4th Custom Embroidery
tel. 779-4047
Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Located in Coral Bay


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Island Eateries Cautiously Optimistic


Continued from Page 7
year, Meyer said she is trying her best to be
optimistic about the upcoming season and
making a few changes that will give the
restaurant a new dynamic.
"We are going to serve food all day in-
stead of stopping between lunch and din-
ner, and we will really promote our happy
hour between 3 and 5 p.m.," said Meyer,
adding that she will be back in the kitch-
en.
With selected drinks half-price and a bar
menu featuring five to six daily specials
including Meyer's delicious homemade
pizzas, the owner said she is hoping to fill
a void at the restaurant, giving it another
perspective besides lunch and dinner.
Despite widespread economic woes,
some island restaurants were able to dodge
them altogether last year and are expect-
ing another profitable season this time
around.
"If October is any indication, we are
going to do great this season," said John
Ferrigno, proprietor of ZoZo's Ristorante
perched above Gallows Bay Resort.
Unlike many of the island's restaurants
which felt the recession's crunch, Ferrigno
said last season was ZoZo's most profit-
able yet.
With the same team in place this year
and a new menu coming out November
4, Ferrigno is bringing in another element
guaranteed to garner rave reviews this sea-
son.
"This year, we are making all of our
pastas in house," he said. "All of our pas-
tas will be homemade linguini, gnoc-
chi, ravioli, parpadelle and they are out


of this world!"
La Tapa also remained profitable last
year despite the economy. For the 13-year-
old Spanish-inspired Cruz Bay hot spot,
everything seems to get better with age -
a fact owner Alex Ewald attributes to liv-
ing, learning and continuously improving.
"Last year our business was actually up
by 10 percent," Ewald said. "But it just
shows that we put effort into every aspect
of the business."
One of Ewald's main focuses is retrain-
ing her old staff she says it's a continual
learning experience and in order to get bet-
ter, one needs to set higher goals.
"If you were good, that is not good
enough you have to be better," she said.
"I think especially right now, with the
whole world in an economic crisis, there is
no room for mediocrity."
No%\ is the time, under these circum-
stances, to try to push even harder because
if you don't, you are going to fall on your
face," said Ewald.
Although tourist season is not yet un-
derway, La Tapa's warm eatery, which has
become a local's haven for coming togeth-
er for good times and even better food, has
been packed with diners nightly.
"Thanks to the local support, we have
remained busy," Ewald said. "The locals
are your bread and butter and if they come
on a regular basis, that means you are do-
ing something right."
"You have to continuously impress the
locals so they don't get bored if you can
keep the locals happy and satisfy them,
everything else will come automatically,"
said Ewald.


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Affordable, clean, cute
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V.I. National Park hiking
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"The Retreat" Perfect privacy "Carolina Cottage"' Really
& spectacular ocean views with cute 2 bedroom house with nice
3 pavilions, on one level, water views of Coral Harbor
grouped around a beautifully and Hurricane Hole, Faces east
landscaped courtyard with pool to catch the cooling trade wind
& hot tub, All rooms enjoy an breezes. Paved driveway and
ocean view with the BVI easy access, Fully furnished, A
beyond. 2 equal, air-condi- nice location close to Coral Bay
ironed king bedroom suites with with large deck and room to
additonal sleeping lofts and a expand or add a pool. Space
walking path to a private, sandy below could be converted to
beach. $1.695M another bedroom. $575,000


"Surfside"- Rare chance 10 own a home in the exclusive Reef Bay enclaeve.
Surfside is a beautifully appoiriied Medilerranean styIe three bedroom, three
bath pool vHila situated on the edge of undeveloped park land with fabulous
ocean views and breezes. Siroll via pathway to secluded white sand beach
from this oversized loL Very successful rental home with plans for another
2x2 villa with separate entrance- Price reduced by $900,000 to $1,650,0001
S"Amorita" Beautiful, masonry home in upscale Chocolate HolI North has
large pool deck with spa & faces southeast to catch the tradewind breezes.
Waler views of Hart Bay & the South Shorejust minutes from Cruz Bay & a
short walk lothe Westin Resort. Features include stone arches and vaulted
-" cypress ceilings. screened gallery, arched courtyard entrance, fruit trees,
and deeded access to two beaches. Seller is motivated $999,000
'Hartbor View" New 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa under construction &
nearing completion Enjoy views of Coral Bay harbor and constant cooling
breezes Fine finishes incluiring mahoganydoors.windows & vanities.stone
showers,Sallilo Mexican tile & more. Great room & bedrooms open to a
large tiled deck- Pool has been poured. Lower level 3rd bedroom could be
apt Price based on present condition. $1.65M

"Bella Vista" Is a wel maintained & Deautifully decorated nome, perched
high atop cool Bordeaux Mountain. Views from Jost Van Dyke to Virgin
Gorda, Quality construction with hardwood floors and beauliful wood trim
througroul with a large master suite, two spacious guest suites, large oft
for additional guests, & a one bedroom apartment with separate entrance.
Spa & sun deck. Tremendous value a "must see'. REDUCED: $850,000.

,"Battery Hill Condos" Two lovely ground floor 2-bedroom unils with
spacious privale sun decis and delightful water views Tastefully furnished
and completely air-coniditioned these units are walking distance Io lown and
S Frank Bay Beach Just meps away from both the spacous pool deck amid
Tropical landscaping and Ihe ample parking area Small complex with only
10 units Excellent short term rentals S550.000 & $795,000
"Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of rthe newest and most spacious condos on
St John New consiruclion finished in 2005 beautiful views, sun deck & pool
area, walk to town & Frank Bay Beach The 2 bedroom is over "700 sq. ft. &
itie 3 bedroom penthouse unils are over 2100 sq.f. All feature large kitcriens,
grannie countenops sainless appliances large closets, private washer and
dryer and ample storage These condos have it all. $975,000 to $1.399,000

property in Coral Bay, between the Cocoloba Shopping Center & a proposed
116 slip marina, this is an ideal spot for a restaurant, retail shops or offices
There are two beautiful 2 bedroom apartments on the 2nd floor & a pool on
site This well constructed building is just across the road from the waterfront,
with views of anchored boats. cool breezes & parking $2.6M
Best Deals Seagrape Hill $95 000 & $99 000 Calabash Boom lot with fantastic waler views for
just 5199,000, Mango Terrace Condos are new and a great deal, Make an offer I Bordeaux ML -
1 acre with terrific BVI views listed at $725.000 but owner will consider all offers try him!l
"The Point At Privateer" The eastern most point of St. John is the location of St. John's newest
upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes of 1 acre. All building sites have great breezes and
unlimited views to the British Virgins from Tortola to Virgin Gorda, Peter & Norman Islands -marny are
waterfront. This is a sub-division for the more discerning buyer. Prices range from $950,000 & up.
"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views
over north shore to Jost Van Dyke. Not part of Peter Bay subdivision therefore no membership dues,
assessments, covenants or restrictions. Owner retains right to use entrance to Peter Bay subdivision
(upper Peter Bay road) to access this parcel. Reduced to$1.2M


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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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"El Cielo" New masonry homre
in an ideal location between
Cruz Bay & Coral Bay, this 4 BR
home is perched on a Dat ridge
above Upper Peter Bay with
National Park land to the north &
east to insure quiet & privacy.
Graceful arches frame sweeping
views from Lovango Cay to Jost
Van Dyke. A large deck wrth
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BEACHFRONT "HARBOUR VIEW" has
upscale amenities/ luxury lifestyle/ el-
egant decor. Private 1 ac. estate is beau-
tifully landscaped,
and affords direct
beach access,
views of Great Cruz
Bay harbor. Boat-
ing and swimming
at your doorstep!
$3,485,000 Walk to Westin.
3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near
town, all masonry. Top floors each 3 bed-
rooms with
decks, NC,
plus lower
studio. Ren-
ovated 2003:
Corian coun-
ters, new
appliances &
An685An000 tile floors.


"VILLA DEVINE" FISH BAY BRAND
NEW (5X6) Mediterranean style gated
estate with cov-
ered verandahs,
guest house, in-
finity edge pool,
spa, efficient
a/c, mahogany
arched doors,
tile roof, copper
$2,900,000 gutters.
"FISH BAY" 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE!
Huge panoramic views and a quiet, pri-
vate,breezy
location
that bor-
ders Nature
Conservan-
cy property
make this
home a
$595,000 must see!


"VISTAERO" offers total privacy with
breathtaking views over Rendezvous Bay
& St. Thomas.
5 spacious
bedroom
suites, huge
pool, gazebo
& hot tub
make this
a top rental
$2,395,000 villa.

"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!


WATERFRONT "LA DOLCE VITA"
is an exception-
ally charming 3
bedroom property
on the water's edge
with the possibility
of boat mooring. 376
ft. pristine shoreline.
Panoramic. W-1
zoning allows com-
$1,995,000 mercial uses.


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


"GALLOWS POINT" 3 premier "CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
OCEAN FRONT UNITS (9-D & 1-D Opportunity to own a 2br, 1ba &/or a
Supper & lbr, lba condo
9-A lower) close to Cruz Bay!
each with Purchase one for
private yourself and stop
d e c k / throwing money
Patio, away on rent or
$1,400,000,$1,275,000 Walk to $225,000 & purchase both for
& $1,200,000. town! $240,000 additional income.


IA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. S 135,000
E HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. S 193,500
EFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre S 274,900
kTERFRONT"! 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


"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


I Ask about "MUST SELL I
BEST BUY" SITUATIONS
Call or email today for info!

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.
WESTINRESORTTIMESHARES:
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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NEW WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. 4 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with sunset
Dool while gazing out upon excellent bay views. BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come see the
-ush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000 impressive recent renovations $1,350,000.
HOMES


L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in
desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient
design. 4BR/412BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000
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
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
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 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 BR/6.5 BA $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
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5
BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 180 views, large pool & hot tub $2,850,000
MAHOGANY TREE VILLA. Create a
charming B&B offeientry, walk to
Frank Bay a units with A/C,
common pe& garage. $895,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood,
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $729,900


ELLISON New construction in the Virgin
Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living
space. 3 master suites. $2,495,000
SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000
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
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
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 Qua, bean cottage
tucked in Walk to Coral
Bay. 2 unifw ers considered. $729,000
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
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore
beaches, cooling breezes $2,390,000.


ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST
BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms
and 5.5 baths. Swimmable water access.
$4,950,000
ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a
tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay.
3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
NEW CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located
in National Park boundaries of Catherineberg
on 1 acre. Providing serenity and solitude, this
2 bedroom, 2.5 bath immaculately maintained
home is surrounded by lush hills. Office loft and
garage can easily convert to living space.
$2,395,000


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