Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: November 16, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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November 16-22, 2009
Copyright 2009


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

VINP Ball Field
Getting Lights,
Page 6
Island Elders
Share Stories
of Days Past
Page 9

Annie's Vision
Comes To Life
Page 10

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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

The Department of Agri-
culture hosted it's first ever
agricultural fair on St. John in
conjunction with the island's
Veteran's Day festivities.
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Projected for
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2 St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

Local honey, at left, and numerous plant cuttings,
above, were available at the Agriculture Station mini
ag fair on Wednesday, November 11.

Dept. of Agriculture's Coral Bay

Station Abuzz with Activity

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With the scent of honey in the air, a small structure
on King Hill Road in Coral Bay has been a hive of
activity over the past few months.
Residents got a first hand look at the Department of
Agriculture's (DOA) Coral Bay Station happenings
during the first St. John Mini Ag Fair on Wednesday,
November 11.
Following the morning Veteran's Day parade (see
related story on page 3), about 75 people gathered
in the shade of fruit trees on the station grounds to
hear about new initiatives undertaken by DOA on St.
While DOA Commissioner Dr. Louis Petersen was
unable to attend, he is committed to expanding servic-
es on St. John, explained the department's Assistant
Commissioner Luther Renee.
"Dr. Petersen wants to make sure that St. John is
not left out at all," said Renee. "Our labor here has
already born some fruit. More than 17 people from St.
John are participating in our beekeeping class the
largest contingent in the territory."
The department has been promoting local farm-
ing through its "Home Grown" program, which as-
sists residents in growing fruit and vegetable plants in
boxes and old tires in their backyards.
"We must understand the need to feed ourselves,"
said Renee.
Beekeeping classes have been some of the most
popular initiatives offered at DOA's St. John station.
The department is currently conducting its third bee-
keeping course led by Love City resident Monica Al-
With about 22 participants in the current class -
hosted on Saturdays over a 12-week period at DOA's
Coral Bay station Altamirando teaches partici-
pants everything from building hive boxes to harvest-
ing honey.

"I love bees," said Altamirando. "They're just
beautiful to work with. They're incredible insects and
produce so much for us."
"Without bees we don't have food," she said. "It's
that simple."
Altamirando also owns the shop Coral Palm in
the Coccoloba complex, where she sells a number of
products made with local honey and bee wax, from
lotions to salad dressing.
"We're really trying to promote beekeeping as a
business," said Daniel Stanley, director of marketing
for DOA. "We're promoting the beekeepers them-
selves and urging them to get labels and develop a
Virgin Islands brand to differentiate between locally-
produced products and imported products."
The beekeeping classes have proven so popular,
DOA officials are planning to offer future St. John
seminars. The beekeeping program is funded by U.S.
Department of Agriculture and is a partnership with
the Department of Tourism and the University of the
Virgin Island's Cooperative Extension Services.
Ag Fair attendees also enjoyed a fruit tree grafting
demonstration and were able to browse and purchase
plants from the nursery on site.
DOA officials are also still working to develop a
community garden on acreage around the St. John
station, explained Raymond Thomas, supervisor of
the Coral Bay station.
"We're still trying to get the community garden
underway," said Thomas. "We want to subdivide the
land and lease it out to farmers to do short term crops.
That is still very much in the works, it's just become
a little more of a procedure."
The public is welcome to stop by the Ag Station
and participate in DOA activities, explained Renee.
"We invite the public to come and take advantage
of our programs," said the department's assistant
commissioner. "There is a lot going on here and we'd
love people to take part in our programs."

VINP Ranger Somerville To Speak

at Audubon Society Meeting Nov. 17
The Virgin Islands Audubon Society will kick off its season
with a meeting at the Gifft Hill School featuring guest speaker V.I.
National Park Ranger Deanna Somerville on Tuesday, November
17, at 7:30 p.m.
The VI. Audubon Society is a 501c(3) non-profit organization
that provides birding and other nature programs to the public and
supports educational efforts for school children with money raised
at an annual plant sale. The society also established and maintains
the Frank Bay Pond Wildlife Sanctuary, a short walk from town.
Annual membership is $15 and $25 for a family. Contact presi-
dent Elaine Estern at 776-6944 for more information.

Learn About Sediment Impact Nov. 18
The Coral Bay Community Council is hosting an informative
seminar on "Water Quality Testing and Long Term Sediment Im-
pacts to Coral Bay: New Research," on Wednesday, November 18,
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pavilion at Concordia Eco-Resort.
Speakers will be Dr. Barry Devine, CBCC's Research Coordi-
nator under the EPA CARE grant; Gregg Brooks, PhD; Rebekka
Larson; and Patrick Schwing of Eckerd College who will be con-
ducting research in Coral Bay this week.

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.

Guy Benjamin Book Signing Nov. 20
Friends of V.I. National Park are hosting a book signing at Mon-
goose Junction on Friday, November 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring
Guy Benjamin signing new copies of his wildly popular "Me and
My Beloved Virgin," which was recently reprinted with a cover
photograph of the East End of St. John by Steve Simonsen.

Love City Pan Dragons Hosting Annual

Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 21
Join the island's Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra
on Saturday, November 21, beginning at 5 p.m. for their 12th An-
nual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner in Frank Powell Park.
Enjoy their West Indian Thanksgiving buffet and cash bar while
listening to the Pan Dragons and DJ Percy Sprauve. Tickets, avail-
able from Connections and Courtesy Car Rental, are $15 for adults
and $10 for children under eight.

Benefit Concert Set for Nov. 22
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church presents renowned organist Al-
bert Lynch and cellist Kenneth Pierce and friends in a benefit con-
cert on Sunday, November 22, at 4 p.m., at the Cruz Bay church.
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 and all proceeds will go to St. Ursula's church.

St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

-!4 Parade participants marched through Coral Bay, at left.
SA member of the U.S. Coast Guard salutes the American
..-- .-m m. ~Flag during a ceremony after the parade, above.

Small Veteran's Day Parade Draws Big Crowd

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Residents and tourists alike
lined the streets of Coral Bay to
cheer on a small parade of big im-
portance on Wednesday morning,
November 11.
As the country marked the 90th
observance of Veteran's Day on
November 11, St. John hosted its
own parade to honor the millions
of men and women who make the
ultimate sacrifice and serve in the
U.S. armed forces.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
members led the parade, followed
by members of the U.S. Coast
Guard, American Legion Viggo
E. Sewer Post #131 and Auxiliary
and local AARP members. Sena-
tor at Large Craig Barshinger and
two trucks from the Coral Bay Fire
Station rounded out the parade.
As the marchers got ready to
start, a red U.S. Coast Guard he-
licopter flew overhead, setting the
perfect tone for the festivities.
Donning her USCG Auxiliary
uniform, St. John Administrator
Leona Smith also took part in the
parade, riding on a fire truck be-
cause of a foot injury.
"I came out to honor the men
and women in uniform who served
our country in the past, who are

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

St. John Administrator Leona Smith joined the parade
riding aboard the fire truck because of a foot injury.

serving now and who will serve in
the future," said Smith. "I'm here
to say 'Thank you for keeping us
safe at home and abroad.'"
After starting in front of Aqua
Bistro along the waterfront in
Coral Bay, participants marched
around the comer to the Depart-
ment of Agriculture Station on
King Hill Road.
Following the parade, about
75 people gathered under the

trees at the Ag Station the new
headquarters of American Legion
Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 for a
short, but solemn ceremony.
"We are here to celebrate the
91st anniversary of the silencing
of the guns that ended World War
I," said Post #131 past commander
Dr. William Henderson. "Each
year, Veteran's Day gives all of
us an opportunity to thank those
among us who served or are serv-

ing in the U.S. military. On this
day we remember the tremendous
sacrifice made by these men and
The freedoms enjoyed by Amer-
icans come at a cost, Henderson
"Freedom does not come free,"
said Henderson. "There is a price
to pay for our freedom. We're here
to pay respect and say thanks to
the millions of Americans who
have answered their call of duty to
protect our freedoms every day."
Veteran's Day is the perfect
time to renew a commitment to re-
member the men and women who
lay their lives on the line for their
country, Henderson added.
"We thank all generations of
veterans who fought for our free-
dom and those who serve now,"
said Henderson. "We thank the
families of our veterans who are
not recognized well enough for
the hardships they endure. We take
this time to renew our commit-
ment to never forget their sacrifice
or belittle their efforts."
Post #131 Commander Jerry
Runyon read Governor John de-
Jongh's Veteran's Day pronounce-
ment. Post #131 Adjutant Corine
Matthias led the crowd in a ren-
dition of "God Bless America"

before post Chaplain Ray Joseph
offered a closing prayer.
The crowd enjoyed snacks and
refreshments after the ceremony
at the Agriculture Station, where
officials hosted the First St. John
Mini Ag Fair (see related story on
page 2).


Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
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Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules ............... 18
Letters.......................... 14-16
Police Log ...................... 17
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4 St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009

Public Works Anticipates January 2010 Completion of Roundabout

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Island Roads is continuing full speed ahead at the Cruz
Bay roundabout, which thanks to the contractor's hard
work and no unexpected problems should be finished
several months ahead of the originally scheduled comple-
tion date of June 2010.
Department of Public Works officials expect the project
to be completed at the end of January 2010.
Crews have been focusing most of their recent efforts
on Route 10 in front of Dolphin Market, which was being
prepped for its final surfacing last week.
"We weren't quite at finished grade for asphalt, so that's
what we're working on now," said DPW Materials Program
Manager Thomas Jones.
The current grade and shape of the roundabout have es-
sentially been finalized, Jones added.
"Believe it or not, although it's very crude right now, it is
working as a roundabout," he said.
Some motorists are still unfamiliar with traffic laws gov-
erning the roundabout, which require incoming traffic to
yield to cars already in the circle, according to Jones.
To ensure compliance, signage will be erected instructing
motorists how to traverse the roundabout.
"We have so many signs going in that area that we're
reevaluating to see if we can make some signs smaller and
whether we need certain ones," said Jones. "Following East-
ern Federal Lands Highway Division specifications, we'd
have more signs up than people walking the street there."
"Sometimes you have to tweak the specifications in the
field to make it fit our conditions on St. John," Jones said.
The utility pole currently in the center of the circle will
be removed in one of the final phases of construction, once

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

Utilities from the roundabout to the police
station will be buried in the next week.

all utilities in the area are buried, which is almost complete,
according to Jones.
"The only utility work we still have left to do is by the
steps at the Julius E. Sprauve School annex," he said. "We
have to run underground utilities from there to the next pole
down toward the police station. We will be tearing up the

road again there within the next week."
The final paving of the circle, which will be done all
at once, could be very disruptive to motorists, so Island
Roads is hoping to complete the paving overnight, Jones
"When we start the paving operation, it's not going to be
hodgepodge like we're doing right now," he said. "We'll
start at one spot and go until we're done. If we have a good
night, have everything we need and get a good start, we
should be able to get it done in one night."
The final step of the roundabout construction will be the
removal of the old Texaco gas station's office, which Island
Roads has been using as its headquarters for the project.
When the project is completed, the center of the circle
will be stamped concrete simulated to look like stone and
colored in a shade of yellow historically used by the Danish
on St. Thomas.
The center will have a mountable curb for trucks who
can't traverse the circle, and large trucks traveling west-
bound on Route 10 to South Shore Road will be required
to make one complete rotation around the circle rather than
driving up on the sidewalk or attempting a three-point turn,
according to Jones.
Most of the buildings framing the roundabout are being
spruced up in an effort to beautify the entire area, Jones ex-
"Boulon Center was painted and they'll be painting Dol-
phin Market too," he said. "They've been working hard to
finish a coral veneer at the Schnell building, and Parks and
Rec will be painting the kiosk at the Winston Wells ball
"That whole area will come right up and be completely
beautified," said Jones.

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A St. John vacation ended in
tragedy for a Massachusetts couple
who stayed at the Westin Resort
and Villas in early November.
An apparent attempted suicide
was reported at the resort on Tues-
day night, November 3, around
11 p.m., according to V.I. Police
Department spokesperson Melody
A woman, who apparently
hanged herself in a hotel room
bathroom at the Westin, later died
at R.L. Schneider Hospital on St.
Thomas, according to Rames.
While VIPD officials were
awaiting the results of an autopsy
to verify the cause of death, police
were investigating the matter as an
apparent suicide.
The Massachusetts couple had
been arguing earlier in the evening
in their hotel room when the wife
went into the bathroom, Rames
"The husband indicated that
he and his wife were involved in
an argument and they were hav-
ing personal problems within the
marriage," said the VIPD spokes-
person. "I guess they had been ar-
guing all night and the wife went
into the bathroom and some time a
little later he went to check on her,

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

A woman was found hanging in the bathroom of a hotel
room at the Westin Resort and Villas.

but the door was locked."
After the husband called out
to his wife without getting a re-
sponse, he phoned the front desk,
Rames explained.
"Resort officials opened the
door and found the woman had
hanged herself," said Rames.
First responders gave the wom-
an CPR and she was transported to
Myrah Keating Smith Community
Health Center, at which point she
was still alive.

"At that time the woman was
in critical condition with a weak
pulse," said Rames. "She was then
transported to R.L. Schneider Hos-
pital on St. Thomas where she lat-
er died. The cause of death will be
determined through an autopsy."
Rames did not know the wom-
an's age, but the husband was
47-years-old, according to the
VIPD spokesperson. VIPD offi-
cials were continuing their inves-
tigation last week.



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the beach.

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6 St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009

VINP Ball Field Getting Lights,

Fencing and Proper Drainage

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Instead of a muddy, flooded
field, picture children playing lit-
tle league baseball in the middle
of Cruz Bay under bright lights as
parents cheer from the stands.
This will be the scenario at the
V.I. National Park (VINP) ball
field soon, thanks to a collabora-
tive effort between federal and lo-
cal government officials and the
St. John Community Foundation
(SJCF) to improve the field and
adjacent playground.
The project which is ex-
pected to cost around $235,000
- consists of installing energy-
efficient sports lights, new fencing
and proper drainage at the field
and new equipment at the nearby
After more than a year of dis-
cussions, Department of Hous-
ing, Parks and Recreation (HPR)
officials shared their plans for the
Cruz Bay field at a Monday eve-
ning, November 9, meeting at the
VINP Visitors' Center.
"We don't want to operate in
a vacuum here," said Department
of Housing, Parks and Recreation
Commissioner St. Claire Wil-
liams. "This is a real partnership
and we want to share that with the
community and hear directly from
the community."
"We wanted to make sure the
public was involved and for HPR
to hear directly from the commu-
nity," said VINP Superintendent
Mark Hardgrove. "We have a rich
history of collaboration at the
field and we're looking forward to
working together to improve con-
ditions here."
HPR has a use agreement for
the field, which is owned by VINP
and used by many island groups.
While the need to improve the
field has been evident for years, it
was the youth of St. John who got
the ball rolling.
When the St. John Youth Com-
mittee formed last year under the
auspices of the SJCF, members
took stock of the island's recre-
ation facilities, many of which
were in disrepair. That effort cul-
minated into a video, which Youth
Committee members with SJCF

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

(L to R) SJCF Director Paul Devine, VINP
Superintendent Mark Hardgrove and HPR Commissioner
St. Claire Williams.

Director Paul Devine filmed to
show the state of St. John sports
At that time, HPR officials were
also conducting their own assess-
ment of sports facilities throughout
the territory, explained Williams.
"We wanted to check all of our
facilities and we did a fiscal as-
sessment," said Williams. "When
we started this, Paul was very
aggressive and he had the Youth
Committee at our backs. But that
was what really motivated us to
get going here."
Once under way, the project is
expected to last 90 days, and of-
ficials hope to start after the holi-
The first phase of the renova-
tions will consist of installing four
poles which will contain a total
of 20 energy-efficient sports light
fixtures, according to HPR's ter-
ritorial Director of Planning and
Development Roy Canton.
"First we'll install the sports
lighting which are energy-efficient
lights that are focused on the field
and don't spill over to residential
areas," said Canton. "We're wait-
ing to get estimates from a con-
tractor on St. John because the
poles will have to be pile driven.
But there is someone here with
that equipment, so we don't ex-
pect any problems there."
Once the lighting is in place,
officials will install the new

playground equipment which
has already been delivered to St.
Thomas and is awaiting shipment
to St. John, Canton added.
Grading the field and installing
fencing will be the final stages of
The original estimates for the
project totaled about $231,000,
but that was before officials de-
cided to install lights, explained
"I still need to get more quotes,
but we've already spent $90,000
on materials and shipping of light
fixtures and playground equip-
ment," said the HPR planner.
"We're estimating about another
$75,000 for installation and labor
and the fencing could run another
$20,000 or so."
To help drive down the cost,
Devine is organizing community
and business volunteers. Thanks
to his efforts, former Pond Bay
Club contractor Wharton Smith
conducted surveys of the field
and Rob Crane and Sabrina Castle
designed a rendering of the com-
pleted project. Devine has also
enlisted the help of Majestic Con-
crete, Penn's Trucking and the De-
partment of Public Works.
It wasn't difficult to get volun-
teers to work on the project since
an improved field is in everyone's
best interest, Devine explained.
"This will really benefit every-
one," he said.

St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009 7

VINP Has Improvement Plans of Its Own in Cruz Bay

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
From bathrooms to docking, V.I. National
Park officials have big plans for their Cruz
Bay facilities.
As the park collaborates with the St. John
Community Foundation and Department of
Housing, Parks and Recreation to improve
conditions at their Cruz Bay ball field (see
related story on page 6), VINP officials also
have several projects of their own slated for
this winter.
The VINP Visitors' Center area will be
spruced up with lights and plantings. Of-
ficials will install solar lighting and local
botanist Dr. Gary Ray is overseeing a native
plant landscaping project, explained VINP
Superintendent Mark Hardgrove.
Both bathrooms located outside of the
visitors' center will be completely reno-
vated and be able to accommodate handi-
capped residents. The project will run about
$65,000 and should take two months, ac-
cording Hardgrove.
"For the bathrooms, we're doing new
roofs, new partitions, new tiles, exterior and
interior painting and they'll be handicapped
accessible," said Hardgrove. "We're plan-

"For the bathrooms, we're doing new roofs, new parti-
tions, new tiles, exterior and interior painting and they'll
be handicapped accessible. We're planning to start the
renovations in April and have them finished before St.
John Festival. They'll probably be closed for about two
months while the work is done."
-Supt. Mark Hardgrove, V.I. National Park

ning to start the renovations in April and
have them finished before St. John Festival.
They'll probably be closed for about two
months while the work is done."
As part of the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act-funded paving project
currently underway on North Shore Road,
the access road and the parking lot behind
the VINP field will be paved as well.
"We'll repave the road and the parking
lot behind the Visitors' Center," said the
VINP Superintendent. "We're also going to
improve the drainage to have less erosion
back there."
Docks at VINP's facilities are slated for
face-lifts too. The dock in Cruz Bay Creek

in front of VINP's Visitors' Center will be
repaired. The estimated $120,000 project
calls for installing new pilings, new decking
and new wooden cleats, according to Hard-
VINP's dock in Red Hook will get simi-
lar treatment, but with its larger size and
worse condition, that project is expected to
run about $440,000, Hardgrove explained.
VINP officials will try to keep both docks
open for use during renovations, which
should get started this winter, added the su-
"We'll try to maintain at least limited ac-
cess through the process," said Hardgrove.
"If we don't like the contractors' schedule

or they can't maintain access, we'll likely
delay the project until this summer."
VINP and the V.I. Port Authority dredged
part of the Creek in early November as part
of an emergency project to make the dinghy
dock accessible, and the entire area is slated
for dredging next year.
"We should have permits in place in about
a year to do the full dredging at the Creek,"
said Hardgrove.
Further up the North Shore, the parking
lot at Francis Bay is also slated for an up-
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contractors, Hardgrove added.
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Tennis Tourney Results
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Tennis Association's Junior Tennis Tournament, spon-
sored by HOVENSA and in honor of Ruth Sis.' Frank, wrapped
up on Sunday, November 8, at the Cruz Bay tennis courts.
The tournament produced hard-fought matches and lots of win-
ners as prizes were awarded to first through fourth place for each
age group.
Girls 10 and Under
1st place with two wins Jemine Jacobs SJ
2nd place Elica Marcellin SJ
3rd place and Sportsmanship Award winner Lineek Williams SJ
Girls 12 and Under
1st place with three wins and Sportsmanship Award winner
- Sunnisha Stephenson ST
2nd place Ohemmaa Labertis SJ
3rd place Aariyah Athanase SJ
4th place DeLeah Hodge SJ
Girls 16 and Under
1st place Nyisha Lewis SJ
2nd place N'Gozi Jones SJ
Girls 18 and Under
1st place Afrika Anthony SJ
2nd place Nyisha Lewis SJ
Boys 10 and Under
1st place with two wins Tomas del Olmo SJ
2nd place Jaydan Jacobs ST
3rd place Lloyd Joseph SJ
Boys 12 and Under
1st place winner of both pools Wilbur Williams ST
2nd place overall and winner of pool A Jaydan Jacobs ST
3rd place Jonathon Qualls ST
4th place and Sportsmanship Award winner Luca del Olmo SJ
Boys 14 and Under
1st place with three wins Leonardo King ST
2nd place Jordan Ladd ST
3rd place Daniel Qualls ST
4th place Aleek Thomas SJ
Boys 16 and Under
1st place losing only one game in six sets Andy Feldman SC
2nd place Devon Barker ST
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Other participants included Eugene Richards Jr., DeVante
Monsanto, Abari Mead who won a Sportsmanship Award,
Darren Evans, Amoy Athanase and Julian deJongh.

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School seventh and
eighth graders hiked along the Fish
Bay shoreline last week in search
of disposed conch shells.
Teachers Kris Bennett and Ja-
son Siska led the students as they
continued researching disposed
conch for the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration.
The two GHS classes started col-
lecting conch shells along Fish
Bay shoreline for NOAA last year,
explained Bennett.
"Our job is to find and measure
all of the conch along the shoreline
that fishermen have been catching
and junking," Bennett said.
During the students' most recent
field trip, they found almost 300
conch and were still busy measur-
ing their sizes.
Last spring the GHS students
found 256 conch shells, only four

St. John Tradewinds News Photo courtesy of GHS

GHS students collect conch shells in Fish Bay during a
recent field trip.

of which were over the legal size of
nine inches. Ten of the 256 conch
shells collected by GHS students
last year were tagged by NOAA

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Island Elders Share Stories

of Old Time St. John Life

Seven Native Women Reminisce of Days Past

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Tales were spun at the Tuesday
evening, November 10, St. John
Historical Society meeting at the
Bethany Moravian Church; tales
of a different St. John, one where
life was more difficult, yet some-
how more rich and fulfilling.
The stories were shared by sev-
en elder women who grew up on
St. John many decades ago, at the
St. John Historical Society's first
meeting of its 35th season.
Andro Childs, daughter of My-
rah Keating Smith, acted as mod-
erator to the panel, which included
Alice Rhymer O'Connor, the el-
dest of the group; Alice's daugh-
ters, Edna O'Connor Freeman and
Naomi O'Connor Varlack; Yvonne
Hodge Wells, who grew up in Cor-
al Bay; Shirley Frazer Sewer and
Eulita Jacobs.
Most of the women attend-
ed school at the very Moravian
Church where the Historical So-
ciety meeting convened, and most
lived in Cruz Bay during their
childhoods. Jacobs and Sewer
grew up in Pastory.
The St. John the women knew
growing up was very different than
the island of today.
"We didn't think it would be
looking like it is," said Childs.
"If our ancestors came back, they
would be lost. They'd think they
were in the states."
One aspect of growing up on St.
John in the early- and mid-1900s
that the women discussed over and

over was how island residents took
care of one another.
"I would love to go back and
live the way we did," said Jacobs.
"We had all the food we wanted
from the ground. When we reaped
our crops, we shared."
Goats and cows were killed on
special occasions, such as holidays,
and the meat was passed around to
all the neighbors. One never left a
friend's house empty-handed.
"Nothing was too small to
share," said Childs. "I treasure the
thought of it."
The sense of community was
also evident when someone died,
the women explained. Upon the
death, a member of the family who
was both fast and trustworthy was
sent out to spread the word of their
loved one's passing. The family
would begin cooking, and friends
and extended family would spend
the evening together, singing sa-
cred songs and telling jokes about
the deceased.
If the person passed away too
late in the day to be interred that
same day, the family took unique
measures to preserve the body, ex-
plained Rhymer O'Connor.
"We would cut limes in seawa-
ter to preserve the dead until the
next day," she said.
Jacobs acted as the runner for
her family, reporting deaths to the
Battery, where wood was stored to
build caskets.
Although the community
looked after one another, grow-
ing up on St. John was not always

so easy, thanks to a strict teacher
and a terrifying dentist, the women
explained. Clarice Thomas, who
taught at the Bethany Moravian
school, ensured her students were
well groomed before they were
allowed to enter the classroom,
O'Connor Varlack explained.
"There was a basin of water out-
side the door, and your hands and
nails had to be clean or you'd get
a ruler slap to the hand," she said.
"If the boys' hair wasn't combed,
Ms. Thomas would hold their head
under her arm and comb their
hair. If you weren't dressed to the
teacher's satisfaction, you got sent
home with a note and you knew
you were going to get it."
The women recalled their hor-
ror as children, still fresh many
decades later, when they realized
the dentist was coming from St.
Thomas for checkups.
"When he came, the kids would
go home," said Rhymer O'Connor.
"He was as cruel as could be."
While some of the women left
island to live in the states, Love
City never left their hearts, and to
this day, they look back happily on
their childhoods, despite growing
up without much money or mate-
rial possessions.
"I lived in New York for 15
years, and I enjoyed it, but I grieved
for home," said Jacobs. "My kids
want me to move to Gainesville,
but I tell them, 'no, no, no."'
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(2010 edition) ON NEWSSTANDS

Annie "Love" Vision Comes

To Life on 2010 Phonebook

Ninth edition will be available this week

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A glossy new book is sure to be
on every St. John desk and night
stand this week.
With a sleek new look and cov-
er art inspired by a favorite island
artist, the ninth edition of the St.
John Phonebook will hit Love City
shores this week.
The cover's bright colors and a
whimsical design will be immedi-
ately recognizable to everyone on
St. John as that of Annie "Love"
Higham's work.
Higham, who died in a car ac-
cident earlier this year, was in the
process of designing her third St.
John Phonebook cover when the
accident occurred. Fellow St. John
artists stepped in to pick up where
Higham left off, explained Julie
Slodden, St. John Phonebook su-
"Annie was in the process of
doing the cover art and actually
dropped off a sketch of her design
the day before she died," said Slod-
den. "After the accident, Cheryl
Geller and Arlene Hitchcock went
in and finished the sketch for us.
They did it in Annie's vein, so it's
really whimsical and colorful and
"It's both for Annie and a trib-
ute to Annie," Slodden said.
A brightly-colored Mocko
Jumbie and playful designs make
the phonebook cover distinctly
Higham's style. A comer of the
picture, which depicts a woman
and two dogs with angel wings, is
a touching tribute to the late artist
and her pets.
From the very special cover to
the new glossy pages in the white
pages section and full color yellow
pages, the 2010 island phonebook
is the most impressive to date.
"This is our ninth year and I
think this edition is absolutely the
best one that we've put out," said
Slodden. "We have brighter colors
and the glossy paper throughout
the book. We just wanted it to pop
a little bit more."
After releasing the 2009 phone
book in January, the St. John

Phonebook staff listened to re-
quests for an earlier release this
year, Slodden added.
"Last year we were about a
month behind and we didn't want
that to happen again so we worked
really hard and got things started
early in order to be out in the be-
ginning of November," she said.
"People wanted the book out early
this year and we listened and put
the book out earlier."
In conjunction with the release
of their ninth island directory, St.
John Phonebook is also launching
a new website this week.
Designed by Fore, the new site,
tory, will be similar to well-known
stateside directory sites, with full

listings and links to advertisers'
websites, Slodden explained.
"We also have a great new web-
site coming out that will be like
yellowpages.com," said Slodden.
"The site is broken down into cat-
egories and will let you look up
people's names and link right to
our advertisers' websites. We're
really excited about that."
While the site was still under
construction as of press time, it
was scheduled to be complete this
week. So check out www.theis-
landbook.com/directory and keep
an eye out for the 2010 St. John
For more information or to pick
up a copy of the 2010 edition, call
Slodden at 227-2959 or 779-4490.

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St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009 11

Historical Society Publishing Comprehensive History Book

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Not since "St. John Backtime"
was published in 1985 has there
been a book covering St. John
history with such broad range as
the St. John Historical Society's
first book, St. John Life in Five
The hardcover book, due out
early next year, is a compilation
of articles, photos and images
culled from the society's newslet-
ter, which it has been published for
10 years.
"It's sort of the next step in ful-
filling one of our missions of edu-
cating everyone about the history
of St. John," said society presi-
dent Robin Swank. "Our goal is
to make the book widely available
to classrooms, libraries and histo-
rians at little to no cost, and also
to reach the general populace with
probably the first real history book
since 'Backtime' was published."
The 240-page book, whose title
reflects the five administrative dis-
tricts, or "quarters," the island is
divided into on Danish civil engi-
neer Peter Oxholm's St. John map
of 1780, features seven collections
of articles on subjects ranging from
"Important Places and Events" to
"Science and Natural History."
"It's sort of a series of vignettes
that will cover many subjects, and
we have 30 to 40 pages of images
from the era of European civiliza-

"Our goal is to make the book widely avail-
able to classrooms, libraries and historians at
little to no cost, and also to reach the general
populace with probably the first real history
book since 'Backtime' was published."
Robin Swank, St. John Historical Society President

tion up through much of the 20th
century," said Swank.
The articles include pieces by
Danish historians which have been
translated; Nancy Gibney, who
came to St. John in the mid-1900s;
and modem-day historians such as
past SJHS president David Knight
and Elroy Sprauve.
"We have a wide variety of St.
John voices," said Swank.
The book's images came from
private collections, including that
of Knight, whose father was a
well-known photographer on the
island; and from the National Ar-
chives in Denmark.
St. John -Life in Five Quarters
covers the time period from early
European settlement in the early
1800s through the mid-1900s. It's
not meant to be a book one reads
from cover to cover, but rather a
compilation whose bits and pieces
can be enjoyed at random, accord-
ing to Swank.
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rain, you'd pick out Eleanor Gib-


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Lameshur, you'd look at David
Knight's article on Lameshur and
read about why it's spelled three
different ways and how it came
to be donated to Frank Stick and
made into National Park."
"If you're a newcomer to the
island, you could read Elroy
Sprauve's articles on understand-
ing English Creole, so you get a
better understanding for how lan-
guage has evolved on the island,"
said Snack.
The Historical Society is just
beginning its marketing effort,
including soliciting donations to
help ensure its book is distributed
territory-wide. The society is cur-
rently looking for supporters to
make a donation to its book fund,
or to prepurchase books for the in-
stitution of their choice.
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St. John Veterans Ball Draws Crowd to Caneel Bay for Dinner and Dancing

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Residents packed the Caneel
Bay Resort terrace restaurant on
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"We ran along the Columbia River and crossed
the river four times. We ran past all these multi-million
dollar mansions. It was beautiful."
Patty Mahoney, St. John resident and marathon runner

Mahoney Qualifies for Boston After

Clocking Personal Best Half-Marathon

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
If Energizer ever needs a new
spokesperson they should look up
Patricia Mahoney.
The St. John runner, who is
looking ahead to her 65th birth-
day this January, recently returned
from a stateside vacation where
she ran a full marathon and then a
half marathon just one week apart.
And Mahoney is not about to
slow down. She not only keeps go-
ing and going, she's getting faster.
First up for Mahoney was the
Humboldt Redwoods Half Mara-
thon on Sunday, October 18, which
she completed in less than two
hours her fastest half-marathon
time yet.
"For the first time I ran it in less
than two hours," said Mahoney. "I
finished in one hour, 57 minutes or
something. And a week later I did
a full marathon."
The 13.1 mile course started on
the majestic Avenue of the Giants
in Humboldt Redwoods State Park
and wound through the park under
a canopy of towering old growth
"The Humboldt run was amaz-
ing," said Mahoney. "The weather
was great and the trees are just un-
Mahoney's speedy finish in
Northern California qualified her
for the New York City Marathon
next November. With her medal
in hand and posting her best half-
marathon time, Mahoney headed
north through Oregon to Washing-
ton State.
"I trained for the half-marathon,
that was my goal," Mahoney said.
"I also signed up for the Tri-Cities
Marathon, but I wasn't going to
do it. I got up to the campground
it was freezing and windy and I
said, 'I'm not running anywhere
in this.'"
On Saturday, October 24, how-
ever, Mahoney awoke to clear

Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Patty Mahoney shows off
her two new medals.

skies and thought maybe she would
pound the pavement for 26.2 miles
after all.
"I got up on Saturday morning
and it was nice, so I said, 'if it stays
like this I'll go,'" said the runner.
"Sure enough it was beautiful on
Sunday, so I went ahead and ran
the race."
While the skies cleared in time
for the race on October 24, the
temperature didn't rise up to Ma-
honey's tropical standards.
t11 as still 28 degrees when we
started," she said. "I had to run in
pants which I've never done. But
the weather was beautiful and cool
with no wind."
Mahoney picked another in-
credible location for a run the
Columbia River basin.
"We ran along the Columbia
River and crossed the river four
times," said Mahoney. "We ran
past all these multi-million dollar
mansions. It was beautiful."

Although she was sore from her
half-marathon the previous week,
Mahoney didn't let that sideline
"I was stiff and I just went
slow," said Mahoney. "I ran so
hard in the half-marathon that my
hamstrings and calfs were tight.
So I went slow."
By s.lo\\" Mahoney means she
posted a time of four hours and 45
minutes, which qualified her for
the Boston Marathon in April.
The Tri-Cities jaunt marked the
eighth full marathon Mahoney has
completed and she's also run her
share of half-marathons.
"I've done a lot," she said.
And Mahoney didn't start run-
ning until she was 56 years old.
"I ran a little bit and then a little
bit more and then I had a crazy
idea to do the New York City Mar-
athon when I was 60 and they just
kept coming," said the runner. "I
did the Boston Marathon when I
was 60 as well and I hoped to go
back and do it again when I was
65, which will be next year."
Far from slowing down, this
runner is just getting into stride.
"I'm not slowing down," she
said. "I just completed the fastest
half-marathon I've ever done. And
the full marathon was good con-
sidering I took it easy because I
didn't want to rip anything."
Mahoney will now take some
much-deserved time off before she
starts to train again. While she's
not ruling out the NYC Marathon,
Mahoney definitely has her sights
set on the Boston run.
"Boston is awesome," she said.
"You run through all these little
towns where people have been
going out there to support runners
for years. They hang out on their
lawns and have music playing
from their cars."
"Along the final mile or two it's
just packed with people, all there
cheering you on," said Mahoney.

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

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Alpine Energy Deal Compromises V.I. Environment

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came, my fears were high. What
if no one shows up? What if we
have too many guys? Not enough
guys? What if we don't raise any
By 5 o'clock we had our first
donation from the St. John Re-
volving Fund as well as from
Cid and the wonderful ladies at
Connections. By the time the
auction ended, my hopes for this
event were far surpassed. People
poured in from every comer of
the island bringing support and
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thank all of the businesses who
donated items for the silent auc-
tion and gift certificates for the
dates, all of the guys for donating
their time and bodies, and all of
the St. John residents who came
out and supported the cause.
Without you, this would have
never happened.
I know that Sharon will be
grateful for the love you showed
her on Saturday night. She is a
reason for a celebration of life.
I have been blessed throughout
the planning of this event to live
in such a wonderfully loving and
supportive place.
Love City you have truly
lived up to your name.
With much gratitude,
Ashley, Crazy Cracker's
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The Public Service Commission and the Senate
Committee on Appropriations and Budget showed
their ignorance and disdain for the people of the Vir-
gin Islands by accepting the power purchase and land
lease agreements, respectively with the VI. Water and
Power Authority (WAPA) and Alpine Energy Group,
despite the ugly impact on our health, economy and
The PSC meeting was held in a cramped room in
Barbel Plaza, filled with WAPA executives and con-
sultants, Alpine Energy executives and consultants,
Waste Management Authority and consultants, recit-
ing from prepared briefs assuaging the fears of the re-
porters, for the public was hardly invited to this party;
there was no public hearing on St. John.
The Senate Committee, comprised of supposed
proponents of environmental protection, compro-
mised the public interest in exchange for money from
a Colorado based company that could not-no, would
not dare propose building incinerators in the John
Denver "Rocky Mountain high" state.
Like the quick and furious way in which Virgin Is-
landers rejected the V.I. Government's and West Indi-
an Company's push to dredge and destroy Lindbergh
Bay, Virgin Islanders will not agree to the building
of two incinerator plants, each situated on St. Croix
and St. Thomas, that the VI. government states will
resolve the territories economic problems but at the
cost of the lives of elderly, young and unborn Virgin
The plants flue stacks will emit toxic chemicals
with devastating effects: PM10 (fine particle pollu-
tions), Nitrous Oxide (N20), Ozone (NOx), Sulfur
Oxide (SOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Lead (Pb),
Mercury (Hg) and volatile organic compounds. Nu-
merous scientific studies have linked these chemicals
to lung disease, asthma, cancer, chronic bronchitis,
premature death in people with lung diseases, chil-
dren and older people that are exposed. There are sev-
eral Internet sites dedicated to coalitions fighting the
development of petroleum coke in their area.
Virgin Islanders too, want their family's health
protected; they also want their environment protect-

On November 4, the VI. Legislature voted in com-
mittee to grant Alpine Energy a land lease at the Long
Point Peninsula, St. Thomas.
Voting affirmative were Senator Craig Barshinger,
Senator Louis Hill, Senator Wayne James, Senator
Sammuel Sanes, Senator Patrick Simeon Sprauve and
Senator Carlton Dowe. The committee chair Senator
Terrence Nelson abstained from voting.
After reading of the result, a letter to all the senators
was mailed on November 9 in the hope of awakening
reason and wisdom. The letter reads as follows.
Dear Senator,
I am asking you to deny Alpine Energy Group and
the V.I. Water and Power Authority' power purchase
agreement and invest the $440 million cost of the

ed. The toxic waste product held in containers may
leak or become damaged in a hurricane or flash flood,
polluting the soil and the surrounding coastal waters.
The cost of these plants, funded by the VI. govern-
ment floating bonds, will force island children's chil-
dren to sink further into debt; the immediate cost will
be reflected in increased WAPA payments by Virgin
Islanders for the transportation, containment and stor-
age of the toxic by product petroleum coke.
It's all about predatory capitalistic greed; the Waste
Management Authority, since its existence, has yet to
develop any serious proposals to recycle garbage, or
enforce garbage control, or pursue taxing the big-
gest garbage producers, the Economic Development
Authority beneficiaries, like hotels and capital indus-
tries. WAPA refuses to work with the solar and wind
energy companies to initiate new forms of renewable
Question to the PSC and the Senate Committee:
what does Alpine Energy have to gain by this agree-
I will tell my descendants how the Virgin Islands
was threatened a second time: the first, in the 1950s,
when the United States Congress denied capital inter-
est's attempt to depopulate St. John and dedicate it
as a Virgin Islands National Park; the second in 2009
when the Virgin Islands very ecological and economi-
cal existence was threatened by capital interests with
the proposed building of two toxic waste incinera-
The PSC and the Senate Committee believe by ac-
cepting the power purchase and land lease agreements
that the outcome of this predatory capitalistic assault
on the Virgin Islands is fixed and ready to go.
Virgin Islanders are not going to sit and wait for
this debacle to develop; an Alpine Energy executive
stated that the Virgin Islands has the "most pristine
air" in the United States. We Virgin Islanders intend
to keep it that way for the sake of our children and
their unborn children. Just like the air in the Colorado
Rocky Mountains!
Moriah Jacobs

contract into building new schools and generating
new technologies.
To approve the agreement, you will be lawfully
disenfranchising the public, the WAPA ratepayer, the
environment and public health. Virgin Islanders and
WAPA ratepayers will be bound to the oil brokers,
to HOVENSA, to the oil cartels and the world wide
speculative markets well into the 21st century.
Economic and environmental apartheid on Virgin
Islanders who work at or live near the incinerators
and breathe its emissions will be the legacy of your
To disapprove this agreement, you will be denying
Alpine Energy and WAPA the means to waste pub-
Continued on Page 16


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Incinerators, Coke and Garbage

St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009 15

I wish to share this letter, which
I sent to Governor deJongh on
11/8/09, with your readers.

Dear Governor deJongh,
I wish to again bring to your at-
tention issues which are affecting
our town of Cruz Bay. For decades,
we have needed to fix our parking
and congestion and to have better
management of our town.
As you will see by some ac-
companying articles, the problem
of parking has hit a new low with
the jailing of a shopkeeper who
simply tried to help a tourist "pick
up a pizza." To further congest
our town, the Port Authority has
recently erected a huge fence for
their cruise ship business, cutting
off the Creek area which has been
used by residents for decades.
It is interesting that the St.
Thomas' waterfront, with all of it's
activities, ferries, mega yachts and
day excursions, doesn't need fenc-
es, but little St. John has to look
like a prison. With an appalling
lack of imaginative design in cre-
ating a barrier, the Port Authority
has made the Creek look offensive
and not attractive for our visitors.
St. John is a tourist based econ-
omy, and instead of highlighting
an atmosphere of ambience, we
have security fences, no parking,
congestion, a trucking business,
and no planning or design. Cruz
Bay looks chaotic, with no man-
Doesn't your administration see
that to fix our town will help the
economy, improve tourism, and

decrease crime? Remember in New
York City when they fixed the bro-
ken windows, cleaned the streets,
and enhanced their parks how ev-
erything got better quickly?
If the government wants million
dollar taxpayers, we can't offer a
"spare change" town. We need to
"stimulate" improvements to want
to live or to visit here.
As I am sure you know, I have
been lobbying the Port Authority
to improve the Creek and to make
better use of the Enighed Pond
for years, all to little avail. Recent
plans of the Port Authority for the
Creek only seems to make things
worse, with a major loss of park-
ing and the building of an amphi-
theater on the waterfront.
Yet, what could happen over
at the Enighed Pond, our "second
city," could relieve the pressures
of our town. Again, I urge that the
Enighed Pond, and it's four to five
acres, be designed with a park-
like Carnival and Vendors Village
and "amphitheater," parking, a car
rental lot for all car rentals (just
like at an airport), and a public
boardwalk and marina built on top
of the long metal seawall.
Why should St. John be the
only island in the Caribbean with-
out a marina? If enhanced security
is needed for Customs and cruise
ships, why can't they happen at the
unused dock at the Enighed Pond,
and save the Creek for better town
uses and beautification? This will
create far more income for the
Port Authority than four-plus acres
of vacant land sitting at the pond.

The St. John Racquet Club would like to say thank
you to all the tennis club judges Monique Mat-
thias, Frank Cummins and Dr. Gilbert Sprauve and
most especially Ronnie Jones and Alfredo del Olmo
who stayed to judge matches from 8:30 a.m. to well
into the night.
The Club would also like to thank Janice Jones for
all her help with organizing the awards, Julien Harley
for help to secure the awards and T-shirts well in ad-
vance of the tournament, Julice Harley for volunteer-
ing her services, Jaurel Harley and Thelma Ebbesen
for their moral support, Lucille and Lucinda Parsons
for their help with cleaning up each night and Vic
Ebbesen for his tournament advice.

Why can't the Port Authority see
Governor, when I voted for you,
I voted with hope that now we
would move towards better man-
agement and healthy changes. For
decades, St. John residents were
powerless to make meaningful im-
provements to our town.
I had hoped that you would see
the wisdom of bringing our people
into the decision making process.
Many have always hoped that one
day a Council-Manager form of
government would lead St. John's
issues to fruition; a Council to
help steer the community and it's
We have always begged for our
own Senator, one who would help
us make these meaningful chang-
es, but we are told all 15 Senators
are there for us, yet our problems
go unchanged year after year. We
can't even reclaim our Capital
Improvement Funds from Waste
Respectfully, Governor de-
Jongh, please consider leading
a change towards a new govern-
ment, one that works on each is-
land. Bring to light the spirit of
government and the involvement
of its' people, an obvious theme of
our President Obama.
Please bring your remarkable
talents to redesigning our govern-
ment for all of our benefit. Make
your legacy be one of economic
stimulus, and the reforming of the
way we govern.
With sincere best regards,
Steve Black

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and St. John Ice
who supplied water and ice were greatly appreciated
as well as the ESP Kids who provided food and re-
freshments for sale. Thank you to St. John WAPA and
St. John Parks and Rec for getting more lights on so
matches could be hosted comfortably on both courts
at night.
Last of all, the Racquet Club would like to Sis
Frank for allowing us to honor her for her encour-
aging words, kind comments and gentle inquiries of
junior tennis players past and present.
Patrice Harley,
St. John Racquet Club

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

DeJongh's Legacy Should Be Better Economy

and Redesigned Government

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

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.

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.

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: 17
Under Investigation: 16
Solved: 1

3rd Degree Burglaries: 58
Under Investigation: 56
Solved: 4

Grand Larcenies: 58
Under Investigation: 55
Solved: 3

Rapes: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

St. John Racquet Club Thanks Supporters

16 St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009

Flag Football Scores & Standings
Patriots 31 Packers 6
Anthony Angol piloted the Patriots to their second straight vic-
tory and helped move them up in the standings. Angol tossed five
scores and mixed it up to three different receivers. Te'Kejah Rich-
ardson was on the receiving end in both halves while De'Quan
Cline crossed the goal line for two more TDs. Amoi Athanase
pitched in with another TD in the first half.
The Packers rallied in the first half with a scoring drive that
ended with Tommy Gibney connecting with Jalen Frazer.
The Patriots have been playing great defense in the second half
of the season with solid defenses. The Packers meet the Raiders in
the early game November 13.
Broncos 27 Raiders 18
The always powerful Broncos met the talented Raiders in what
proved to be a game of sure will. The Broncos came out firing as
Jay Williams had another stellar game at quarterback hitting mul-
tiple receivers for scores. Kassahun Harris grabbed two catches
for TDs while R.J. Mathurin added another for the Broncos.
The Raiders' Shakeem Meade provided the passing touch
with two scores in the first half to Luca del Olmo and Meshawn
Wilkinson. Only a score separated the two teams at the half when
the score was 20 to 12.
In the second half, Williams pitched another score to Jahreem
Fahie to increase the Broncos' lead to 27 to 12.
Holding well on defense, the Raiders managed another late
score as Meshawn Wilkinson hit a streaking Ohene Lambertis
deep in Broncos territory. Due to an illegal grabbing call, the
Raiders were awarded a "last man back" TD on the play, but the
Broncos managed to hold on for the win.
Standings as of November 6
Team W L PF PA
Broncos (Red) 6 1 167 57
Raiders (Black) 4 3 186 116
Patriots (Blue) 3 4 154 159
Packers (green) 1 6 73 248

The next games are November 13 when the Packers face the
Raiders at 6 p.m. and Broncos face off against the Patriots at 7


I would like to congratulate and thank the powers
that be for the "Creek dredging." It was long over-due
and the work, once started, progressed along nicely.
However, I would like to comment that the dredg-
ing maybe completed, but not for long. The cemented
gut/sluiceway will still dispel sand, rocks, mud, leaves
and trash almost every time we have a good rain.
I have watched this gut/sluiceway dump huge
amounts of mud and silt during a rain storm. The re-
sult is brown water all the way out to the #1 channel
marker. Another kiss of death to our already fragile
coral reefs.
Our November rains are already here. Something
needs to be done NOW! Or else the dredging will be

Continued from Page 14
lic monies, monies the Virgin Islands public does not
have, to purchase electricity, let alone food, shelter
and other necessities of life. Social degradation be-
comes inherent as poverty roots even deeper in this
In the VI. Daily News of September 23, 20009,
President Barack Obama, in his speech to the Unit-
ed Nations, is quoted as saying the United States is
determined to act against the serious global climate
"The threat from climate change is serious, it is ur-
gent and it is growing," President Obama said.
Is it then rational for our Virgin Islands representa-
tives, Governor John deJongh Jr., Waste Management
Authority Director May Adams Cornwall or Hugo
Hodge, Executive Director of WAPA, to pursue an
egregious act that will lead to more contamination to
the VI. and global ecosystem?
The incinerator stacks emissions will release into
the Virgin Islands air sulfur dioxide, mercury, lead,
carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, benzene, vana-
dium, cadmium, volatile organic compounds, ozone

for naught.
Sand bags would be a viable temporary means to
control the sedimentary discharge of this sluiceway.
Not just a few sand bags thrown here and there.
We need tiers of sand bags that would slow down
the water flow and help capture the sediment as it
flows over and around the bags.
It only took five years for this area to fill in once
the gut was concreted. Are we going to have to wait
another five years for this real problem to be ad-
Dan Boyd
Lovango Cay

and dioxins.
According to reports released by the Environmen-
tal Protection Agency, the consistency to which these
chemicals are released "adds to the weight of evidence
that coke oven emissions are human carcinogens."
For additional information, access the EPA website
or type "pet coke" in a search engine. Most Virgin
Islanders collect water in their cisterns; many drink
cistern water. These cisterns will all be contaminated
by the toxic filth from the incinerators.
Morally and ethically, the environment and human
health is of the most concern to all and future genera-
tions and should have the highest priority. The $440
million could build new schools on all three islands,
and explore new electricity-generating technology,
such as wind, solar and water.
Industrial technology must be used to process solid
waste into commercial recyclables and marketed. By
voting "No," you will embrace young Virgin Island-
ers and ensure them a healthy and environmentally
sound future.
R. Victor Johansson
St. John Resident

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The Coral Bay Community
Council and the Virgin Islands
Experimental Program to Stim-
ulate Competitive Research will
present a "Land and Sea" Re-
search Seminar and Leadership
Conference at the University of
the Virgin Islands on Monday,
November 16, from 8:30 a.m. to
3 p.m.
The conference will highlight
comprehensive sedimentation
studies in the Virgin Islands and
methods to reduce environmen-

tal degradation from stormwater
The "Land and Sea" Research
Seminar presents findings from
a decade of research on ocean
sediment deposits and how they
relate to human activity.
Research on the impacts of
sediment on mangroves, bays
and reefs will be discussed, as
well as the framework for under-
standing the impacts of different
land uses in the Virgin Islands.
In the afternoon, CBCC will
host its EPA-CARE Partners'

Leadership conference, funded
under its U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Community
Action for a Renewed Environ-
ment grant.
Participants will discuss the
Coral Bay Watershed Manage-
ment Project, partner activities,
and focus attention on improve-
ments in land development pro-
cesses to reduce sediment reach-
ing the ocean and coral reefs.
For more information and to
RSVP for lunch, contact Chris-
tine Settar at CSettar@uvi.edu.

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Sand Bagging the Sluiceway

Incinerators, Coke and Garbage

EPA "Land and Sea" Seminar Nov. 16 at UVI


St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009 17

St. John Police Report

Friday, November 6
7:20 p.m. A resident p/r that someone stole $3,000 from his
vehicle. Grand larceny.
Saturday, November 7
2:16 a.m. ADT c/r an activated alarm at Cinnamon Bay
Campground. Activated alarm.
4:00 a.m. A Bellevue Village resident r/ that someone stole
her bag at Find de Spot Nightclub. Grand larceny.
4:07 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ that she was assaulted
at Find de Spot Nightclub. Assault in the third.
4:14 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that she was as-
saulted by another female at Find de Spot Nightclub. Assault in
the third.
4:45 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that she was as-
saulted by another female at Find de Spot Nightclub. Assault in
the third.
Sunday, November 8
7:20 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that someone threw
a stone and broke the back glass of his vehicle. Damage to a ve-
8:41 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that he is being ha-
rassed by several minor males. Disturbance of the peace, threats.
Monday, November 9
12:17 a.m. A citizen c/requesting assistance in the area of
Seventh Day Adventist Church. Police assistance.
9:41 a.m. An employee of Dr. Cool r/ that someone stole a
water pump from the business. Grand larceny.
10:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ a break in at his
home. Burglary in the third.
Tuesday, November 10
12:07 p.m. Government of the Virgin Islands r/ an auto acci-
dent in which no one wanted to make a report. Police assistance.
3:38 p.m. Unit 4B p/ at Jurgen Command with a female
Wednesday, November 11
6:56 a.m. A Sunset Villas resident r/ that his villa was broken
into while he was at home. Burglary in the second.
8:50 a.m. Badge #124 p/ at Jurgen Command with one Steve
Gregoire, placed under arrest and charged with possession of an
unlicensed firearm. Possession of an unlicensed firearm.
2:58 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r a possible drowning in the area
of Solomon Beach.
11:07 p.m. A citizen c/r via Central Dispatch that there was a
disturbance at Larry's Landing. Disturbance of the peace.
Thursday, November 12
3:50 a.m. A citizen r/ hearing shots fired in the area of Estate
Rendezvous. Illegal discharge of firearm.
2:20 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that a vehicle pushed
against her in the area of Candy's BBQ. Police assistance.
5:27 p.m. An employee of Cool Breeze Jeep Rental c/ via
Central Dispatch to report a disturbance.
Friday, November 13
9:00 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident in the area of Public
Works. Auto accident.
10:00 a.m. A citizen r/ a fire in the area of Upper Carolina.

Gregoire Arrested After Gun Falls Out of Pocket

,St. John Tradewinds

A St. John man was arrested last week in Cruz
Bay when his unlicensed gun fell out of his pock-
et, according to the V.I. Police Department.
Steven Gregoire, 30, was walking near Frank
Powell Park in Cruz Bay on Wednesday, Novem-
ber 11, around 8:30 a.m. when the gun slipped out
of his pocket and fell on the ground, said police.
V.I. Police Department officer Earle Mills, a
member of the Bike Patrol Unit, was conducting
a routine inspection of the Cruz Bay area when he
saw Gregoire's gun fall, according to a report in
the VI. Daily News.
"I drew my weapon and told him to not pick
it up," Mills was quoted in the Daily News. "He
picked it up and put it in his pocket. I walked up to
him with my gun to my side and told him to hand
over his weapon."
After discovering that Gregoire did not have a

"I drew my weapon and told him
to not pick it up. He picked it up
and put it in his pocket. I walked
up to him with my gun to my side
and told him to hand over his
Officer Mills was quoted in the V.I. Daily News

license for the gun, Mills arrested the Estate Ren-
dezvous man. Gregoire appeared before V.I. Mag-
istrate Judge Alan Smith on Thursday, November
12, when a charge of possession of an licensed
firearm was upheld.
Bail was set at $25,000 and Gregoire's arraign-
ment is scheduled for Thursday, November 19.

A Settlement has been proposed in a class action
lawsuit involving Zetia and Vytorin. The lawsuit
claims that Zetia and Vytorin were marketed as
being more effective than other anti-cholesterol
drugs and were sold at higher prices when, in fact,
they were not more effective. The defendants deny
any wrongdoing.
The lawsuit is called In re Vytorin/Zetia Marketing,
Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, is
pending in the United States District Court for the
District of New Jersey.

Who Is Included?
Consumers who paid for any portion of the price
for Zetia or Vytorin from November 1, 2002
through September 17, 2009, and who qualify under
the Settlement, may receive money as part of the

What Does the Settlement Provide?
The proposed Settlement and related agreements
provide a total fund of $41.5 million, of which 30%
has been allocated to consumers. Attorneys' fees
(not to exceed 33% of the total fund) and expenses,
payments to Class Representatives, and notice and
administration costs will be deducted from the
fund before distribution to Class Members. The
remaining amount will be distributed to insurers or
other entities that pay for drugs, known as Third-
Party Payors ("TPPs").

How Do You Get a Payment?
To receive a payment from this Settlement, simply
fill out a Claim Form and mail it no later than April
1, 2010. You will be required to provide one form
of proof that you paid for Zetia or Vytorin. The

amount you get depends on how much Zetia or
Vytorin you paid for, and how many valid claims
are filed.

What Are My Legal Rights and Options?
Get more information about the Proposed Settlement.
Then you can decide what action to take:
* Remain in the Settlement and submit a Claim
Form to get payment. Claims must be postmarked
by April 1, 2010. You give up your right to sue
and are bound by all Court orders.
* Exclude yourself ("opt out") from the Settlement.
A written request for exclusion must be postmarked
by January 15, 2010. You retain your right to sue
and you will not receive any payment as a result of
this lawsuit.
* Object and remain in the Settlement. Written
objections must be postmarked by January 15,
2010. You give up your right to sue and are bound
by Court orders even if your objection is rejected.
If you file an objection, you may appear at the
Fairness Hearing to explain your objection, but you
are not required to attend.
* Do nothing and remain in the Settlement. You
must submit a Claim Form to get a payment. You
give up your right to sue and are bound by all court

The Court will determine whether to approve the
Settlement and attorneys' fees at a Fairness Hearing
held on February 8, 2010.
The Court has appointed lawyers to represent you at
no cost to you. You may choose to hire your own
lawyer at your own expense.

Deadline: Thursday, Nov. 19th
Letters to the Editor, Press Releases, Advertising Artwork

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18 St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009

Community Calendar

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

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Monday, November 16The
Coral Bay Community Council
and the Virgin Islands Experi-
mental Program to Stimulate
Competitive Research (VI-
EPSCoR) will present a "Land
and Sea" Research Seminar and
Leadership Conference at the
University of the Virgin Islands
Administration and Conference
Center on Monday, November
16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, November 16
The Committee on Economic
Development, Energy and Tech-
nology will convene a meeting
of interest to all small business-
es on Monday, November 16, at
the Earle B. Ottley Legislative
Hall at the Legislature Building
on St. Thomas.
Novmeber 17 through 19
HOPE Inc. is hosting a
"Thanksgiving Special" No-
vember 17 through 19, from
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the My-
rah Keating Smith Community
Health Center, when all resi-
dents who take a free HIV test
will be awarded a free frozen
turkey. For more information
call Matthew Thomas at 777-
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.
Wednesday, Novmeber 18
The Coral Bay Community
Council is hosting an informa-
tive seminar on "Water Quality
Testing and Long Term Sedi-
ment Impacts to Coral Bay:
New Research," on Wednes-
day, November 18, from 5:30
to 6:30 p.m. at the Pavilion at
Concordia Eco-Resort.
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
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.
Saturday, November 21
The Rotary Club of St. John
will host the annual Flavors
fundraising event on Saturday,
November 21, from 6:30 to 11
p.m. at the Westin Resort.
Saturday, November 21
Join the island's Love City
Pan Dragons Youth Steel Or-
chestra on Saturday, November
21, beginning at 5 p.m. for their
12th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving
Dinner in Frank Powell Park.
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.
Monday, Novmeber 23
Friends, family members and
supporters of Doreen Callwood
and Tafari Olliveire, whose
home burned down earlier this
month, are hosting a Benefit
Gospel Concert on Monday,
November 23, at the Winston
Wells ball field at 7:30 p.m.
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.
All ads, press releases and let-
ters are due on Wed., Nov. 25.

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Very private coral bay cottage
harborview 1 bedroom, 1 1/2
bath. Furnished turnkey. $1200
firm. First, last, security. To
look call 779-4154.

Two Bedroom, 1 Bath
Apartment in Estate Bethany,
overlooking Westin Resort with
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2 Bed/2 Bath with outstanding
views of St. Thomas and
sunset, W/D. $2000/mo.
340-513-9025 Ask for Ron

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A C, W/D. First, last and
security. Available Nov. 1st.
Call 775-7561.

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Partially renovated, $1500 OBO.
Call Richard 340 642-5358

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NEW FOR SEASON: Affordable, clean, cute 2 bedroom
apartment for rent short-term. Ideal Cruz Bay location pro-
vides an easy short walk to the ferry dock, taxi stand and
V.I. National Park hiking trails. Accommodates up to four
people comfortably with air-conditioning, wi-fi and off-
street parking. Starting at $1000/week. For availability and
more information, email: stjohnrental earthlink.net.

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737





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


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new center with market,
bank, spa & more

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



& Teachers

Dr. Craig Friedenberg


Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
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
hurricanes. "
When the poles and wires
are on the ground, the
satellites will still be up
there spinning round. "
(340) 779 4001

2003 Intrepid 322 Cuddy twin 250hp Evinrudes,
very low hours, triple axel aluminum trailer $89,000
See www.yachtworld.com 231-392-3399

I For

Good condition,
straight stitch,
sewing machine.
Call 340-642-4459
evenings or leave

Wanted to hire: Responsible
dog lover to pet sit for
2 weeks in December.
"Handsome" is an 11 lb,
almost hairless, cutie.
Gifft Hill area a plus.
Call for details.
340-642-4459 Evenings
or leave message.

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I For Rent

Get a Tan and a Paycheck!
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

Friday December 4th & Saturday December 5th
To be held at Plumeria on Gifft Hill from 10am til pm both days
Contents of entire container. Tables, Chests, Cabinets, New decora-
tive Rugs, New Ralph Lauren Estate Bed Linens in Twin, Queen
and King.sizes. Many bolts of custom fabrics and remnants. To be
sold by the bolt or yard.. Household and Decorative items (new from
TJ..Maxx) China and Glassware, Mirrors, Antique child's rocker
and matchbox cars.Construction materials and tools, garden art,
large live Plumeria and palms. Aluminum pickup tool boxes, DR
Chipper, Matchbox cars, antique child's rocking chairs.and many
items too many to list. Directions:Gifft Hill Road to Gifft Hill
Sign. See posted directions. No early birds please.


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
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

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

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

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

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m

Seventh Day Adventist

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.

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.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday

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

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.


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

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Send Check Payable to Tradewinds Publishing,
P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831


City, State, Zip

St Joh Chrc Scedl & iretr

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

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

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

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

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
"A,,, ,, -. on, only on St. John"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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
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

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963

The Marketplace
Full service business center
Everything you need in one place

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Business Owners Invited to Senate Hearing

St. John Tradewinds
The Committee on Economic Develop-
ment, Energy and Technology will convene
a meeting of interest to all small businesses
on Monday, November 16, at the Earle B.
Ottley Legislative Hall at the Legislature
Building on St. Thomas.
The Committee will discuss the status
of small businesses in the St. Thomas/St.
John district throughout the day this coming
Monday. Senator-at-Large Craig Barshinger
invites all interested small businesses from
St. Thomas and St. John to attend.
"I encourage your participation by shar-
ing your ideas and concerns before the com-
mittee," said Barshinger. "Your input will

stimulate the legislative process toward
strengthening businesses across all market-
ing sectors. Our aim is to create needed leg-
islation that is in the best interest of small
businesses while increasing the economic
confidence of our islands."
"Your ideas and concerns are valuable so
we hope you will join us," said the senator.
Interested business owners should go to
the Legislative Chambers on St. Thomas on
the waterfront from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on No-
vember 16 to join the discussion. Call Sena-
tor Barshinger's St. Thomas office at 693-
3546 with questions or comments, which
will be delivered to the senators on the floor
for discussion.



V.I. RC&D USVI Coastal Habitat Restoration Through Watershed Stabilization Project with the
Estate Fish Bay Owners Association:

Is requesting bids for the construction of the "FISH BAY WORK PLAN".

The work consists of grading approximately 3510 feet of existing roads and constructing 3150
feet of 5" concrete pavement, and concrete drainages ditches, 6 concrete swales across roadway,
rip rap outlets, replacement of two culverts and 300 sf of gabion retaining walls. All work is in
Fish Bay St. John. The project is an ARRA grant and subject to "Buy America regulations"

Request for bid forms are available by calling Terry Pishko Pres of EFBOA at 340-693-7406 or
Greg Miller Project Manager at 370-776-6770.

Bids are due at the office of the Project Manager in The Market Place on November 23, 2009
Greg Miller Project Manager for V.I. RC&D NOAA, ARRA Grant

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Greal value al only $1.195.000 all about' $2.250.000

"Coral Bay Casa" Masonry
two bedroom, two bath home in
beautiful Upper Carolina Enjoy
unimpeded views of Coral Bay
Harbor and Bordeau Mountain
across the valley. The master
suite is on the main level along
with the kitchen, dining, living
areas and deck. Spacious lower
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St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent vacation
rental history. $1,995,000.

"Calypso By The Sea" is a charming Caribbean sryle beachironi villa
with an impressive rental history located in tranquil Johnsons Bay
Estales a truly picturesque and idyllic tropical site Two iuiarioJus rnaster
suites separated by a central greal room which includes hi chen dining
and living areas all opening up to an oversize deck wirh covered outdoor
dining & a sunken spa Excellent conadtior & greal rental history $1.7M
S"Island Fancy" Classic Island home high in Upper Rendezvous with
stunning views from Thatch Cay to SL Thomas and south to St. Croix and
east to Ram's Head This charming house features highlights of native
ij stone open floor plan. large decks, mature landscaping and wonderful
privacy There is an apartment on the lower level also with large decks
and storage if you are looking for a house wilh Ire perfect view and
location look no further $2.950.000

I "EAST END POINT" The eastern most point of SI John is now for
o rTOLA sale This estate sized lot is over 5 acres has several nalural building
SSites & unlimited views to the British Virgins from Torlola to Virgin Gorda,
Fallen Jerusalem. Salt Peter & Norman Islands Localed within "THE
POINT AT PRIVATEER" St Johns newest gated subdivision with
minimum lot sizes of 1 acre paved roads & underground utilities $4 SM
"Coyaba" means heavenly in the Afawak language and rhis new
elegant home is just that On a flat one acre lot this home offers water
views of the Caribbean & the bay below The large open-style great
room. kitchen and dining area plus 3 bedrooms are localed on one level
Enloy the sounds ol the surf together with breezy easterly trade winds
Deeded beach rights at Hart Bay & Chocolate Hole $4,413,000
"Seashore Allure" New walerfronl Condos sel a higher bar for qually
in St. Jonn condos Just completed witn these features travertine tiles
Brazilian hardwood floors, native stone work graceful arches framing
watei wvews, solid mahogany doors custom cabinets rain head
showers, bidets spa tubs stainless appliances sloiage klockers ro
name a few The sounds of the sunr cool breezes & beacriionr Iocalion
"make these condos a tropical dream come true $1.97M to $3 39M
Bordeaux Mountain Large lot with great vews up the Sir Francis Drake Channel lo the Brihtih
Virg;n Islands including Tortola, Virgin Gorda. Fallen Jerusalem and Jost Van Dyike. Paved Estate
Road leading to the property and underground uliilitlies available Listed for $725,00 but all
offers reasonable or not wSIl be seriously considered.
NEW LISTING! "Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income
with this aprtmentistudio duplex. Good Neighborhood, quiet area, only 5 minutes to town and
walking distance to Pine Peace School. Property is non-conforminq. $3752000
"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views
over north shore to Jost Van Dyke. (Access thru Upper Peter Bay road). $1.5M
S"HANSEN BAY 7A" 18 Acres waterfront trade wind breezes and
great water views over Long Bay Round Bay 10to tihe north west to Raims
Head and south to St Croix Deeded nghls to sandy beaci at Long BaT,
Proposed subdivision map available An easy protfel for trie Firsl lime
developer or perfectly suited for a very prnvale estale 13.180,000
Best Deals: Seagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000. Calabash Boom lot with fantastic water views
for just $199,000. "Bella Vista" 4 bedrooms with terrific views to the BVI for only $850,000.
Cruz Bay (r4.2*- B-3 ZONING Rare opportunity to own a commercial buildingin down town Cruz
Bay. The first floor has a long term lease in place. The second and third floor plans are sill flexible
ftr nffira or rsmidlantial iA ariM availahla for laaia Redthred in t _IM

VILLA ROMANCE-Brand new, lux4 bd poolvilla,featuresex-
quisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof, coral flooring, columns,
fountains & sunsets over Chocolate Hole Bay. $2,999,000.
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.
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 Private villa bordering Natl. Park, minutes
to Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design with 2 bldgs
connected by pool, decks & patios. 280 views overlooking
Francis Bay & North Shore + Coral Bay. $1,695,00.
CAROLINA Small, poured concrete, home with lovely
covered wraparound deck. Flat 1/ 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, 1/ 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.
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.
SERENDIP CONDO A great buy! Cute 1 bd unit w/dy-
namic views, pool & good rental history. $359,000.
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/ ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
POINT RENDEZVOUS-Outstanding views. $375K&$415K.
LEINSTERBAY-2lotson JohnnyHornTrail.$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.
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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(6x6) new gated estate in John's Folly
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Hole with
pools, ev-
ery amenity
in gated
luxury en-
Call for details clave.
"SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4
Bedroom, masonry home in excellent con-
dition with
large pool in

Hole with
rights to
two nearby
SI.250.000 beaches.

"CASA DEL SOL" Elegant 4 bedroom
villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy
and includes
amenities such
as a spa, pool
and home of-
fice. Spacious
decks offer
views from
sunrise to sun-
$5,250,000 set. BEACH-
"SEABISCUIT" is a winner! Charming
2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with
views, verypri-
vate pool& hot
tub. Breezy lo-
cation conve-
nient to Coral
Bay. Walk to
shoreline wa-
$995,000 tersports.

roo stone &
masonry home
on almost 5
acres, 490'
shoreline, zoned
R-2, no restric-
tions. Gorgeous
$4,995,000 water views!
"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
This gentle
parcel fea-
P tures a 3
bedroom, 2
is bordered
i by National
S797.500 Park.

"CHOCOLATE BLISS" (5x5) Private, ex-

tremely quiet
stone home
has all the
amenities one
would desire
on over an
acre of gently
$2,950,000 sloped land.
& well kept
house with
3 income
units. Easy
access to
Cruz Bay &

swimmable pocket beach and big views
across pris-
tine Hurricane
tola at this 3
bdrm, 2.5 bath
villa! Possible
boat moor-
ing in front of
$1,799,000 home!

"GALLOWS POINT" 3 premier
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each with
$1,400,000,$1,275,000 Walk to
& $1,200,000. town!

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
2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas dockaccess quiet upscale neighborhood, awesomeviews.
west views. From $425,000. Owner/brok. Call for details.
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
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" spectacular BVI 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

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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.
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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$279,000 and the other with a 2 unit (2x2+1x1) 2-unit cottage offers a 1 bed/1 bath with a cozy Master suite, living area & kitchen on upper level, overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute
masonry home with covered porches and good covered porch. Plus studio apt. $585,000 Lower level has 2 BR, living area & kitchen. A/C. Priced popular vacation rental $769,000
breezes for $679,000. to sell. $675,000 HOMES

GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B. West Indian ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings, tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay. 4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 dramatic views, short distance to North Shore
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing 3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000 acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000 beaches, cooling breezes $2,390,000.

units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in
desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient
design. 4BR/4/2BA, 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
to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA
with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000

FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BETHANY Hemodeled property, South
BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms,
roof, 180 views, large pool& hot tub $2,850,000 pool, laundry rm & kitchen. 5 BR/6.5 BA
MAHOGANY TREE V Create a $1,225,000
charming B&Bntry, walk to INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
Frank Bay5 d/1ba units with A/C, sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
common pool & garage. $895,000 see the impressive recent renovations $1,350,000
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master
board & bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000 suites. $2,190,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest ZOOTENVAAL Quaint ibbean cottage
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, tucked in at ll. Walk to Coral
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $729,900 Bay. 2 u considered. $729,000

BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms
and 5.5 baths. Swimmable water access.
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
in Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1
acre. 2BR/ 2.5BA & office. Immaculate!
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
while gazing out upon excellent bay views.
Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000

fLAKA/ IAr LIVe I[i guesi apartment & reni
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000

$350'0 2 5- s yle, impressive
kitchen, priv s, dramatic sunsets. $1,299,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, all
on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and
panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for development.
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000
nearing completion in the Virgin Grand Estates.
4 master suites, top shelf furnishings &
cabinetry, granite counter tops, travertine
floors. $2,950,000

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24 St. John Tradewinds, November 16-22, 2009

The 2009 FLAVORS Committee

invites the community to an

ALL-NEW experience at

this year's FLAVORS

p fundraising event.

The 2009 Flavors Committee: John Fuller, Kati Steinborn, Paul Kessock,
Vicki Roda and Catherine Fahy (not pictured)


(Event Day)
(For Food Handlers
Card Carriers)

Josh Vilain: Chef at Bacchus and winner ofTaste of S
Gregory Thomas: Owner of Galangal and Winner o
Mathoyam: Catering and winner of U.S. Virgin Islands
Keven Kueppers: Chef/Owner at Roberts American L
Scott Bryant: Chef/Owner Roudy Joes and Winner of Taste of St. Croix
Kunal Charkrabarti: Ritz Carlton Pastry Chef


Join us for this candlelight and black tablecloth fete
featuring the best island restaurants and caterers.

All proceeds benefit The Rotary Scholarship Fund, your donation is tax deductible.


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