Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: November 23, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands



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A photograph of Maho Bay
by island photographer
Steve Simonsen takes
center stage on the
fourth edition of St.
John Magazine, which is
scheduled to hit newwstands
on Monday afternoon,
November 23.
Story on Page 3

Cover Artwork Copyright of MaLinda Media

Callwood Family
Loses Everything
In House Fire
Page 2

South Shore Road
Repairs Underway
Page 7

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2 St. John Tradewinds, November 23-29, 2009

Pine Peace Residents Lose Everything in

House Fire; Community Helps To Rebuild

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Losing everything is a night-
mare no one should have to experi-
ence, but for one St. John resident
tragedy was softened by the gener-
osity of friends and neighbors.
Doreen Callwood, who has al-
ready dealt with more than her
share of grief after mourning both
a son and a daughter in the past
few years, didn't even have shoes
on her feet when she ran out of her
burning house earlier this month.
Callwood, a Caneel Bay Resort
taxi driver who lives in Pine Peace
with her grandson, was awoken
by neighbors on Thursday night,
November 5, and quickly realized
something was terribly wrong.
"I was sleeping and it was prob-
ably around 10:30 p.m.," said
Callwood. "I have some people
living next door to me and they
started pounding on the door. I was
asleep, but it kind of felt like I was
Without realizing it, Callwood
was inhaling smoke while she
"I was breathing in my sleep
and I was feeling faint," she said.
"I woke up and saw smoke com-
ing out of the electric outlet where
I had the lamp plugged in. I was
inhaling the smoke and that's why
I felt like I was fainting."
As soon as she realized what
was happening, Callwood ran to
her grandson's room where she
awoke the 18-year-old and took
him outside.
"My grandson was asleep too
and when I pulled him out of bed
he was fussing and didn't know
what was going on," said Call-
wood. "I told him it looks like the
house is on fire and by the time I
reached outside you could see the
With smoke billowing through-
out the house, Callwood somehow
managed to keep her calm.
"I didn't remember to bring out
anything," Callwood said. "I was
trying to get back inside to get my
things but I did remember to turn
off the gas and turn down the meter
box. I thought I would panic, but I
remember hearing you should shut
the gas in case of fire and I did."
By the time the V.I. Fire De-

The charred windows of Callwood's Pine Peace home
show how much damage the fire did inside the dwelling.

apartment arrived, flames had en-
veloped the interior of Callwood's
concrete and stone house. Fire-
fighters extinguished the fire -
which officials believed started in
the electrical system and while
the structure was sound, the inte-
rior was destroyed, Callwood ex-
"Everything burned in that
house," she said. "When they
pulled me out, I didn't even have
shoes on my feet. I lost every-
Although dealing with the dev-
astation of losing all of her pos-
sessions, Callwood has been re-
minding herself of more important
"It could have been worse," she
said. "I could have been burned
or my grandson could have been
hurt. Those things are just material
"I worked hard for money to
get those things, but they are just
things," Callwood said. "I thank
God for life."
Since the fire, Callwood has
been amazed at the outpouring of
love and support from the commu-
nity. First, Guinea Grove Apart-
ment owners offered Callwood
and her grandson an apartment
while she works to clean up her
home. Callwood was in for a sur-
prise when she went to church that
Sunday as well.
"When I went to church that
Sunday every one of those ladies
had a bag for me," Callwood said.
"They brought clothes and creams,

detergent and deodorant, tooth
brushes and combs and towels.
I cried when I saw all those bags
they were giving me."
"They said, 'Doreen, you al-
ways cook when we need it, and
now we can help you,'" she said.
Once word spread through Cruz
Bay of Callwood's tragedy, resi-
dents organized a cleaning brigade
to start on mess in the house.
"Thank God for all those peo-
ple," said Callwood. "They came
up to my house on Saturday and
Sunday and cleaned and took ev-
erything out and threw it in the
dump. They worked all day long
for me two weekends in a row."
Callwood also received help
from several businesses and or-
ganizations including St. John
Hardware, Carlson Construction,
St. John Rotary and the St. John
Revolving Fund.
Benefit Concert Nov. 23
Friends of Callwood's have also
organized a Gospel benefit concert
for the fire victim which will be
Monday night, November 23, at
7:30 p.m. at the Winston Wells ball
field. Tickets will be $20 with all
proceeds going to Callwood and
her grandson.
Residents can also donate funds
for Callwood through the St. John
Revolving Fund at Connections
in Cruz Bay. For more informa-
tion about the benefit concert call
626-4990 or 642-7296. For more
information about making dona-
tions through the revolving fund
call Cid Hamling at 776-6922.

Benefit for House Fire Victims Nov. 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.
Sister Bridget Blucher of St. Vincent and Brothers Marlon "Bro.
Paul" Anderson and Michael Reid of Jamaica will be the guest
Tickets will be $20 with all proceeds going to Callwood and O1-
liveire. For more information call 626-4990 or 642-7296.

IEKHS PTSA Meeting Nov. 23 at JESS
Principal of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Dr. Sha-
ron McCollum, advises parents and students of the re-scheduled
monthly PTSA Meeting which is being hosted at the Julius E.
Sprauve School on St. John on Monday evening, November 23.
The meeting will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Sen. Sprauve Hosting St. John Hours
Senator Patrick Simeon Sprauve will host office hours on St.
John on Tuesday, November 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cruz
Bay Legislature building.
"I realize that it may prove challenging for some St. John res-
idents to travel to St. Thomas to meet with me," said Sprauve.
"These office hours will allow my staff and I to hear first hand the
concerns of St. John residents while easing the burden of traveling
on residents."
Sprauve is the chairman of the 28th Legislature's Committee on
Health and also serves on five other committees. Call 693-3513 to
make an appointment with Senator Sprauve on St. John.

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

Annual Thankspiggin' Set for Nov. 26
Thanksgiving with a roasted pig might not fit the traditional bill,
but after all this is Coral Bay.
Ken Yolman is hosting the ninth annual Thankspiggin' party on
Thursday, November 26, at Skinny Legs.
"Thankspiggin' '09 Windward and Lee Coral Bay Feed," was
named in honor of Joe Lee who will be roasting the pig of honor
this year. The spread will feature traditional Thanksgiving turkey
as well as island treats like goat, ham, the roasted pig and all the
The feed starts at 4 p.m., but the fun starts earlier than that. Any-
one interested in attending should bring the dish they make best,
something to drink and a good attitude.
Don't miss the chance to enjoy a holiday with the community as
Yolman is promising next year's feed the 10th Annual Thank-
spiggin' will be the last.
"I think it's kind of served its purpose," he said.
Before then, however, Yolman is compiling a Thankspiggin'
Recipe Book and is looking for contributors to the annual dinner.
Anyone with a popular Thankspiggin' recipe to share should bring
it on November 26 or stop by Yolman's Coral Bay Design Build
office in the Coccoloba Complex.
For more information call 779-7445.

St. John Tradewinds, November 23-29, 2009 3


"A Caribbean Castle"
by Jaime Elliott and Steve Simonsen

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The Era of Enighed Estate House
Extensive renovations have transformed this

visitors to read in comfort and research in style.
Article by ANDREA MILAM Photography by TRISTAN EWALD

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"The Era of Enighed Estate House"
by Andrea Milam and Tristan Ewald

St. John Magazine Keeps Trademark Quality

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The wait is finally over!
With glossy pictures that jump
from the pages, the newest edi-
tion of St. John Magazine will hit
newsstands on Monday afternoon,
November 23.
The fourth edition of the popular
magazine is chock full of informa-
tive and enjoyable feature stories
from "A Day in a Dinghy," which
details an afternoon exploration of
the North Shore's greatest loca-
tions, to "Hercules Pate Delight,"
which celebrates the cuisine of one
of the island's most popular local
Rob Blakeney's exquisite home
comes to life in "A Caribbean
Castle," a 10-page feature which
brings readers into his majestic
Peter Bay Point home.
Featured artists are St. Johnian
craftsperson Sonia Sprauve, paint-
er Deborah St. Clair and jeweler
Alice Krall. Entertainer Chester
"The Mighty Groover" Brady is
another feature subject. "One Man
Show" includes an intimate inter-
view with the esteemed showman
as well as photographs from St.
John Festival parades throughout
the years.

"A Day in a Dinghy" by Mauri Elbel and Fernando Ramos

Once again St. John Magazine
features its trademark nature pho-
tography illustrating a look at the
island's mangrove ecosystem by
St. Johnian Rafe Boulon in "Life
in the Mangroves" and underwater
photography by Dr. Caroline S.
Rogers to accompany her feature
about the island's historic Great
Lameshur Bay.
Other articles in the impres-
sive magazine include Ruth "Sis"
Frank's recollection of the island's
first steel orchestra "Steel Unlim-
ited" and Chuck Pishko's histori-

cal look at Project Tektite.
Sure to be a favorite among
readers, Carol Beckowitz talks
with (now-late) Miss Ina George
in "Traveling Backtime" detailing
the elder's life on St. John. Un-
fortunately, George passed away
weeks after the interview.
After more than a year of ren-
ovations, the Elaine I. Sprauve
Library is featured in its full and
shining glory in a beautiful eight-
page spread showing the building's
intricate stone work and gleaming
hardwood floors in "The Era of

Enighed Estate House."
With so much to look at and
read about, a refreshing cocktail
might be just the thing. Look no
further than St. John Magazine's
"Cooling Caribbean Cocktails"
for recipes and suggestions about
where to imbibe.
Staged with the help of resident
Teri Gibney and photographed at
Gibney Beach Villas by publisher
MaLinda Nelson herself, the eight-
page spread features gorgeous pic-
tures of favorite island drinks like
the bushwacker and painkiller. Be
warned, just looking at the pictures
induces thirst that can only be
quenched with a chilled libation.
"I have always had a strong
connection to St. John," said Nel-
son. "It's an honor to be able to
promote the island in such a pro-
fessional manner."
Make sure to pick up a copy of
the newest edition of Love City's
premier magazine as it will be the
only one published this year.
While St. John Magazine was
launched as a biannual publication
in 2007, Nelson made the decision
to print one issue for 2010.
"It was important for us to
maintain quality in all areas and
we felt that it would be unfair to

ask our advertisers to stretch their
stressed marketing budgets to sup-
port our 'off-season issue,'" Nel-
son wrote in her latest publisher's
letter. "We were able to use our
resources carefully to maintain our
trademark quality in the 2010 edi-

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ............. 18-19
Community Calendar .........16
Crossword Puzzle ..............16
Ferry Schedules ........... 20
Letteres ....................... 14-15
Police Log ...................... 17
Real Estate ................. 21-23
Senator at Large Reports ...13
Wha's Happn'nin'................. 11

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Sediment Studies Highlighted at CBCC "Land and Sea" Seminar

By Karen Vahling
Special to St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Experimental Pro-
gram to Stimulate Competitive Research,
in partnership with the Coral Bay Commu-
nity Council, Eckerd College and the Island
Green Building Association (IGBA), pre-
sented an EPA CARE "Land and Sea" Re-
search Seminar and Leadership Conference
at the University of the Virgin Islands Con-
ference Center on November 16.
The conference highlighted comprehen-
sive sedimentation studies in the Virgin Is-
lands and methods to reduce environmental
degradation from stormwater runoff.
Sedimentation from land to sea is a press-
ing environmental issue in the Virgin Is-
lands. This conference offered a two-part
day of information and solutions.
The "Land and Sea" Research Seminar
presented findings from a decade of research
on ocean sediment deposits and how they re-
late to human activity.
Research on the impacts of sediment on
mangroves, bays and reefs was discussed,
as well as the framework for understanding
the impacts of different land uses in the Vir-
gin Islands. The intent was that knowledge
gained from this research be applied to re-
source and land use management.
Dr. Barry Devine of the CBCC and UVI
presented "V.I. Inventory of Watersheds,
Wetlands and Riparian Systems."

Devine discussed his comprehensive
studies from the last eight years which illus-
trate methods to understand how landscape
features impact downstream communities
and inputs into the sea.
GIS mapping showed features such as
topography, geology, rainfall, vegetation,
biology and land uses that create landscape
metrics measures of watershed distur-
bance and biological health which can be
correlated between different areas to discern
which areas most need sediment mitigation
Dr. Gregg Brooks and Rebekka Larson of
Eckerd College discussed "Recent Deposi-
tional History and Sedimentary Framework
for the Bays and Wetlands of the Virgin Is-
The two presented research on how hu-
mans have changed sediment distribution
patterns and amounts entering the sea. Core
samples taken from the ocean floor quan-
tify the source and rates of sediment, show-
ing a ten-fold increase in sediment around
1960,which corresponds with development
and road building.
These were compared to samples from
medium and non-developed areas, which
showed little to no increases, respectively.
Dr. Sarah Gray of the University of San
Diego presented "Potential Impacts of De-
velopment on Sediment Flux and Composi-
tion of Mangroves, Bays and Reefs."

To study potential effects of sediment
stress on corals, Dr. Gray's research looked
at sediment type, grain size, mineralogy
and organic matter content. The type and
amount of sediment varies as does the rela-
tionship with reef conditions.
A dramatic increase in Total Sediment
Flux Rates (how much sediment is moving
through water in an amount of time) is being
found in more developed bays. Continued
researchwill address sediment re-suspension
and sampling results during storm events.
Dr. Tyler Smith of the Virgin Islands dis-
cussed the "NOAA/ARRA Stormwater and
Monitoring Project."
Research focused on understanding ero-
sion rates from roads and effectiveness of
Best Management Practices and quantify-
ing total sediment loads from developed and
pristine land areas.
Smith also discussed the use of sediment
barriers to catch, measure and check com-
position. The economic and social impact of
sediment is another area of interest, as well
as how sediment effects new coral recruit-
Joseph Mina of the CBCC presented
"Applying Science: Best Stormwater Man-
agement Practices and Regulatory Recom-
Innovative ideas were presented for stor-
ing stormwater to use for irrigation, cisterns,
drinking water, fire trucks and more. A new

way of thinking about how to channel storm-
water was discussed to mimic predevel-
opment site hydrology and vegetation to dif-
fuse water and soak it in, while minimizing
use of pipes and sewers.
Subdivision planning to accommodate
drainage corridors and wetland areas while
avoiding steep slope sites was discussed as
well. Multiple stormwater control devices
available for every type of development
were shown. The number one "best" control
suggested was to revegetate never leave
bare soil to the elements.
Doug White of the IGBA of St. John dis-
cussed "Island Green Building Practices and
Green Building Certification."
White presented IGBA's goal of promot-
ing sustainable and environmentally respon-
sible development in residential tropical
The Tropical Green Building Program
has 66 check points for residential homes
to comply with to become IGBA Tropical
Green Certified, and encourages minimum
site disturbance with maximum site protec-
tion and proper site planning.
IGBA plans to grow its non-profit orga-
nization territory-wide to offer the program
on each island.
The US EPA CARE Leadership Confer-
ence was hosted by CBCC as part of its grant
(see related story on this page.) For more in-
formation call the CBCC at 776-2099.

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A film crew
accompanied the cast
of the Bravo Channel
reality television show
Real Housewives of New
York City as they enjoyed
relaxation and a picnic on
Gibney Beach on Sunday
The cast and crew
were also filmed at La
Tapa on Saturday night
during dinner at the Cruz
Bay restaurant.

St. John Tradewinds News
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Special Presentations and Performances
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AVID Class at JESS Prepares

Students for College Success

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A new class designed to set
students on the path to college is
available for the first time this year
at the Julius E. Sprauve School.
Advancement Via Individual
Determination (AVID) is a new
elective offered this year at middle
schools across the territory. At
JESS, the class is being taught to
seventh graders by Gifted and Tal-
ented teacher Lisa Mars.
The focus of the college pre-
paratory class is centered around
methodology, explained JESS
Principal Mario Francis.
"The elective teaches the chil-
dren different types of methodol-
ogy for tackling all of the content
areas," said Francis. "Some pre-
liminary things the students are
learning are things like learning
how to take Cornell notes."
The first requirement to enroll
in the class, which kicked off this
semester, was simply interest,
Francis added.
"First of all the students must
want to be in the class," he said.
"The students can't be forced to
take the class, there has to be real
interest from the student."
AVID is designed to take stu-
dents who aren't excelling and
give them the tools to achieve
high grades, the JESS principal
"The class will take students
who are anywhere from the middle
to the bottom of their classes and
push them to the top," said Fran-
cis. "When we're done, this group

of students should be able to take
advanced placement classes."
"They start with a grade point
average from 2.0 to 3.5 and, as long
as we implement the program with
fidelity, all the students should be
able to be 4.0 students by the end
of the semester," Francis said.
The goal of the class is straight-
forward to get students enrolled
in schools of higher education af-
ter graduation, Francis added.
"AVID is specifically designed
to prepare students for college," he
said. "All the dialogue and every-
thing we do is gearing the students
for entering college life."
Reinforcing the college goal,
the AVID program incorporates
tutorials by university students,
Francis explained.
"Part of what is mandatory for
being an AVID certified school is
having tutorials by college stu-
dents," he said. "It's a great experi-
ence to have college students actu-
ally tutoring high school students
who are preparing for college."
While AVID is only one class in
a student's full day, what is learned
in the college prep class often car-
ries over to other subjects, the
JESS principal explained.
"Our Gifted and Talented teach-
er is teaching the class, but all of
the core teachers will be learning
some of the same methodology
taught in AVID," said Francis. "So
students will use their Cornell note
taking ability in their social studies
class, for example. What they're
learning in AVID, will be rein-
forced in their other classes."

DOT Seeking Cocktail Recipes

St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Tour-
ism invites bartenders from
throughout the USVI to submit
their original cocktail recipes
for inclusion in a new recipe
booklet to be designed and
written by the design studio at
Travel + Leisure magazine.
The recipe booklet called
The Caribbean Cocktail: Insid-
er Recipes to Island Flavor will
feature bartenders and cocktails
from tourism establishments

throughout the Caribbean.
The sale of the booklet will
benefit the Caribbean Tourism
Organization Scholarship Foun-
dation, which provides financial
support to Caribbean residents
studying travel and tourism.
In order to participate, bar-
tenders must submit the follow-
ing information to the DOT by
12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30.
For details, call 774-8784
ext. 2234 or akmoorehead @us-




St. John Tradewinds, November 23-29, 2009 7

Major Work Slated To Start on Gifft Hill Road This Week

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
More than a month into their
contract, VI. Paving of St. Croix is
ready to begin the major road work
which will repair Gifft Hill and
South Shore Roads, also known
as Route 104, and divert the flow
of water from the roadways to pre-
vent future damage.
V.I. Paving crews began work
on October 5, putting in guard rails
and doing prep work to ready the
road for new asphalt.
"We've put in about 2,000 feet
of guard rail so far starting at the
Gifft Hill School and going toward
town," said Department of Public
Works Materials Program Man-
ager Thomas Jones. "The major-
ity of the work has been replacing
what was already there, but we've
been putting in new guard rails as
"We're just doing all the prep
work required before you get into
asphalt," said Jones.
Crews worked on installing cul-

verts and pipes on Route 104 in the
Gifft Hill area last week. Recon-
struction of the road will follow
installation of the culverts.
Wedge/Leveling Technique
Portions of the road which are
badly damaged will be entirely
reconstructed, while a technique
known as "wedge and leveling"
will be used to smooth out the rest
of Route 104, Jones explained.
"We'll use wedge and leveling
to fill in some of the potholes," he
said. "The real purpose is to get
the pitch of the road to go the way
we want it to. We're trying to have
more control over which way the
water goes, so we'll pitch the road
to the side the inlets are on."
The reconstruction should pre-
vent heavy damage by running
water in the future, Jones added.
"The death of a road is definite-
ly not having adequate drainage,"
he said.
Motorists can expect disruption
in the flow of traffic on Route 104
starting this week, as the road will

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V.I. Paving will start work this week on South Shore
Road, which is badly in need of repairs.

be down to one lane in some ar-
"They can expect a lot of flag-
men," said Jones. "We'll have
warning signs out letting them
know what's coming up. The traf-

fic will be able to move through,
but sometimes it will go down to
one lane."
DPW does not anticipate any
road closures during the recon-
struction process, which is sched-

uled to be finished on July 2, 2010.
The estimated cost is more than
$3.5 million and Jones expects the
cost to go up as the project pro-
"It will go up because we al-
ready found some inlets and cul-
verts we missed in our scoping re-
port," he said. "Hopefully it won't
go up too much."
Funding for the project came
from the stimulus package, and
was the first money to be allocated
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When the Westin Resort and Villas restaurant
Chole and Bernard's shut its doors over the summer,
it left a fine dining hole on the hotel's property and
on the island.
Next month that hole will be filled when Cruz Bay
Prime opens at the location. The restaurant will be
operated by Westin Resort and will feature prime
U.S.D.A. beef as well as fresh seafood selections and
locally grown produce, according to the resort's in-
terim general manager Kim Chappell.
"The beef is about as good as you can get," said
Chappell. "We're working with our purveyors now
and we're also working to have our vegetables and
produce grown locally just for the restaurant."
Cruz Bay Prime will be open five nights a week for
dinner and will also feature several appetizer options
and traditional steak house family style side dishes.
While the menu is sure to be out of this world, the
prices will be down to Earth, Chappell added.
"Price wise, we're really working to keep things
down," he said. "The cost of steaks are high, but
we're going to make sure that everything is reason-
ably priced. We don't want people to think that just
because it's a hotel restaurant the prices will be as-
"The menu prices will be similar to other first
class restaurants in town, if not a bit lower," Chap-
pell said.
The restaurant will also be a causal affair, with no
dress code, Chappell added.
"It's going to be first class, but not fancy," he said.

Westin Resort will open the former Chloe
& Bernard's as Cruz Bay Prime next month.

"You can still come in and enjoy our food in shorts. It
won't be stuffy or fancy, it'll be fun."
Resort officials are currently hiring a chef and full
staff and expect to have Cruz Bay Prime open by De-
cember 16.
With the new steak house restaurant on site, Westin
St. John hopes to attract a loyal following of hotel and
timeshare guests as well as locals.
"We're really excited about this and we hope that
it will become a restaurant where people are going to
want to come back again and again," said Chappell.
"We want to accommodate our timeshare and hotel
guests and attract locals as well."
Cruz Bay Prime will feature live music on Fri-
day and Saturday nights and will serve dinner from
around 5:30 to approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday
through Sunday. For more information call the hotel
at 693-8000.

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With the winter season quickly
approaching, Love City residents
are dusting off their high heeled
shoes, making sure their dress
pants aren't stained and digging
out their wallets.
That's right gala season is al-
most here and the island's charita-
ble organizations are gearing up to
host their major annual fundraisers
in the months ahead.
The Animal Care Center is
kicking off the season with its an-
nual Christmas for the Animals on
Saturday, December 12. The gala
is one of three main fundraisers for
the non-profit organization which
cares for the island's feral animal
While last year's "Roaring
20s" theme had party-goers don-
ning fringe and fedoras, this year
Christmas for the Animals will be
packed with people wearing love
beads instead of pearls.
The ACC party's theme this
year is the "Swinging 60s" with
guests expected to wear their fa-
vorite bell bottoms and day-glo.
The party will be at Tre Vista Es-
tate on December 12 and is sure to
be another huge success.
The Julius E. Sprauve School
annual gala on Saturday, January
23, is next on the fundraising cal-
endar. Hosted each year at Caneel
Bay Resort, the JESS gala is the
main fundraiser for the Cruz Bay
public elementary and middle
While the JESS gala committee
is a little behind schedule this year,
officials have kicked their plan-
ning into high gear.
"Normally the signs and posters
would be all through the commu-
nity by now," said JESS principal
Mario Francis. "But the gala is
still happening. With Caneel being
closed and so many other projects
on our drawing board, we're just
a bit late, but we're still working
on it."
More information, including
tickets for the JESS gala, should
be available this week, Francis
Dancers should mark their cal-
endars for January 30 when the St.


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Friends of VINP Gala
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Gifft Hill School's
Annual Dinner Auction
at The Westin Resort
Date To Be Determined

John School of the Arts is hosting
its second annual dance-a-thon at
the Westin Resort and Villas.
Following last year's wildly
popular late-night dance party,
SJSA officials are expecting
"Dance the Night Away" to be an
even bigger hit this year.
"I think what makes it really fun
are the costumes," said Kim Wild,
SJSA assistant director. "I really
want people to dress up this year.
They could dress up in clothes
from whatever decade they like
best, from the 70s to the 20s."
Dance-a-thon participants will
collect pledges and compete for
exciting prizes. While the pledge
dancers will turn in their funds,
the party is also open to the public
with a $20 admission fee.
The night will feature multiple
genres of music to entice everyone
out on the dance floor. Food and
refreshments will be available for
purchase as well.
Next up for the fundraising sea-
son, Friends of V.I. National Park
is hosting its annual gala on Feb-
ruary 6 at Janet and Martin Mar-
shall's impressive villa in Great

Cruz Bay.
The night will feature cater-
ing by local favorite chef Matt
Vacharat of Mathayom, dancing
and entertainment. In a raffle con-
test with a twist, residents will be
able to choose which prizes they
vie for, explained Friends of VINP
development director Noreen Ca-
"This year we're going to put
baskets in front of every raffle
item," said Cavanaug. "So when
you're buying tickets for the raffle
you can put your tickets in a basket
in front of what you hope to win."
"The idea is that people will be
more inclined to buy more tickets
because they're designating what
they want to win," said the Friends
development director.
But residents don't have to wait
until February to get their chance at
prizes. For the first time this year,
Friends is hosting an online auc-
tion which will run from Decem-
ber 5 through 20. With the online
auction, the non-profit organiza-
tion expects to reach thousands of
its member, explained Cavanaugh.
"I've done work with other
non-profits and done online auc-
tions that have been very success-
ful because you open it up people
beyond the scope of people who
are attending the event," she said.
"We expect to reach thousands of
our members across the country
with the online auction."
Residents will have the chance
to bid on items at www.friends-
vinp.org, ranging from a three
night stay at Caneel Bay Resort
to a necklace from Freebird de-
signed specifically for the Friends'
auction (for more on Friends of
VINP's gala see next week's St.
John Tradewinds).
"We're bringing in some new
ideas to the annual gala," said Ca-
vanaugh. "We're hoping to put a
new spin on things."
Wrapping up the gala season,
Gifft Hill School's annual dinner
dance and auction is usually slated
for sometime in March.
Residents across St. John are
sure to be in the giving spirit as
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St. John Man Convicted of Firearm Possession

St. John Tradewinds
Jahmal Todman of St. John
pleaded guilty last week to posses-
sion of a firearm within a school
zone and first-degree assault.
Todman pleaded guilty before
District Court Chief Judge Curtis
Gomez to two counts contained in
an October 1 federal indictment
which also charged him with at-
tempted robbery. As part of his
plea, Todman admitted that on

August 23, 2009, within 1,000 feet
of the Julius E. Sprauve School he
attempted to rob four persons and
struck one of them with a firearm.
After a brief struggle, the victims
subdued Todman and held him un-
til the police arrived.
The St. John man, 21, is sched-
uled to be sentenced in February
after completion of a pre-sentence
investigation by the U.S. Proba-
tion Office. He faces a maximum

penalty of five years in prison and
a $250,000 fine for possession of
a firearm in a school zone, and up
to 15 years in prison for the first-
degree assault charge. Todman is
currently being detained.
In announcing the conviction,
U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe
praised the investigatory work of
the V.I. Police Department. This
case was prosecuted by Assistant
U.S. Attorney St. Clair Theodore.

CBCC Hosts EPA CARE Leadership Conference

By Karen Vahling
Special to St. John Tradewinds
The Coral Bay Community
Council hosted the US Environ-
mental Protection Agency Com-
munity Action for a Renewed
Environment (CARE) Leadership
Conference as part of the group's
grant activities on November 16
at the University of the Virgin Is-
The group discussed the Coral
Bay Watershed Management Proj-
ect, partner activities, and focused
attention on improvements in land
development processes to reduce
sediment reaching the ocean and
coral reefs.
Within the $300,000, two-year
grant, CBCC is cooperating with
partners and agencies to imple-
ment the Coral Bay Watershed
Management Project and identify
other air and water quality issues.
Comprehensive land use plan-
ning processes and community vi-
sion is called for by CBCC as part
of ensuring a future which consid-
ers the environment, economics,
aesthetics and values of the Coral
Bay people. The grant has provid-
ed stormwater management exper-
tise to Coral Bay.
CBCC's stormwater engineer,
Joe Mina, presented innovative
ideas for making good use of ex-
cess rain water. The focus was on
retrofitting stormwater best man-
agement practices in the Coral Bay
Ideas included utilizing natural
ghut flow concentrations and stor-
ing water in ponds, which can be
used for agricultural and potable
water. A visiting hydrologist sug-
gested the possibility of using col-
lected stormwater to intentionally
charge ground water areas, leading
to more water availability.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of CBCC

CBCC president Sharon Coldren, standing at left, led the
conference at the UVI last week.

Issues and economics were dis-
cussed interactively, such as which
technologies would have the least
negative impact on the environ-
ment and be most viable economi-
cally as Coral Bay development
continues rapid growth.
Issues with desalination plants
for Coral Bay include the produc-
tion vs. use necessary to pay back
the cost and environmental dam-
age from high salinity output, with
Coral Bay having naturally poor
water circulation.
Increased brine content could
harm seagrass beds (critical habi-
tat for endangered sea turtles), es-
sential fish habitats and coral reefs
(including endangered species of
elkhorn coral). Coral Bay is a ma-
rine nursery and desalination plant
intake pipes would suck up larvae
at random into the pipes, killing
Safe drinking water and air
quality were discussed as part of
the spectrum of EPA CARE goals.
CBCC pointed to a need for ex-
pertise in cistern water quality and
publicizing available means for
the public to purify and test their
drinking water.
Air pollutant particles that col-

lect on roofs can also affect cistern
water quality. Air quality concerns
include smoke from trash burning
at the Tortola dump, Saharan dust
and other factors.
There was an overview of wa-
ter quality research and turbidity
testing and a review of the Coral
Bay Watershed Management Plan
objectives. Turbidity measurement
devices can measure sediment out-
put at different parts of ghuts -
from high elevations to low to
detect patterns and areas that are
most concerning.
Rain gauges help correlate
rainfall amounts with the turbid-
ity readings. Research is showing
that some ghuts are immediately
flowing and very dirty. The goal is
to find out which ghuts flow first,
which flow the worst, and which
to fix first.
CBCC is also working to find
a better place for dumpsters cur-
rently located in the mangroves
and encourage recycling programs
and improved methods of manag-
ing solid waste.
For more information on the
CBCC's research and programs,
contact the organization at 340-

St. John Tradewinds, November 23-29, 2009 11

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank
Doreen Callwood Needs the Help
of Her Many Friends
St. John Tradewinds
Unfortunately, her house burned with everything she owns in it.
Check with Connections and also plan to attend the Gospel Con-
cert on the ballfield, 7:30 p.m. Monday, November 23.
Myrah Keating Smith Clinic Continues To Offer
Health Programs of the Best Quality
Not only does the Cleveland Clinic, in Ft. Lauderdale, continue
to treat patients from St. Thomas and St. John via their Telemedi-
cine connection, but free eye exams are being offered. Call 693-
8900 for more information. Many thanks to Harold Wallace and
staff members for putting these programs together.
A long-time winter resident has had her stateside physician send
her records so that she will be able to be part of the program -
otherwise she is afraid to return. It is a great relief to know that top
physicians will be here to care for her.
The Crowd Grows at The Beach Bar
As always, The Jazz VI All-Stars attract a devoted audience
from St. Thomas and St. John on Sundays. Drop in for a musical
treat with these old-time favorites 4 to 7:30 p.m. Rhett Sim-
mons is back with his bass and Dennis Frett sang his usual "Nat
King Cole" solos last week. Louis, Joe, Dale and Andrew com-
pleted the great combo.

A Special Mongoose Junction "Evening

in the Courtyard" Planned for Nov. 27

St. John Tradewinds
Start the holiday season with a special shopping
event that gives back!
Mongoose Junction's annual "Evening in the
Courtyard" will be November 27, from 4 to 9 p.m.
and will benefit Gifft Hill School's Scholarship
Fund and programs.
Mongoose merchants are donating items, which
will be silent-auctioned in each of the stores, and
there will be music and dance performances by
GHS students, as well as gift-wrapping and other
In addition to the silent auction, many Mon-
goose shops will also feature activities and pre-
sentations for the evening.
Events include a book signing at the Friends
of the Park Store by Caroline Rogers for her lat-
est collection of gorgeous pictures in "Coral Reef
Stars, A Galaxy of Undersea Images."
A special show at Bajo el Sol will feature Livy
Hitchcock's pastel paintings called "A Puerto Ri-
can Celebration." Hitchcock's new paintings were
inspired by a collection of black and white photos
taken in the 1950s by George Stuckert's grand-
Bajo el Sol will also be having Puerto Rican ap-
petizers with Spanish names and wine.

An original watercolor
by Shari Erickson.

Popular with St. John art buyers for years, Sug-
ar Birds is excited to be showing a series of brand
new original watercolors by Shari Erickson, done
especially for The Evening in the Courtyard, along
with a collection of her original oil paintings.
Bougainvillea will have beautiful new holiday
dresses and accessories, there are new shops to
explore and lots of fun holiday festivities. Silent
auction and raffle winners will be announced at
For more information contact Beth Jones at
GHS at 776-1730 or Radha Speer at 779-4566.

STJ Chamber Chapter Meeting Nov. 24
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
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Westin Employees Show Off Home Pride at International Day

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A Westin St. John ballroom was
filled last week with ladies decked
out in their finest madras dresses
dancing to the sound of Calypso
music as the aroma of stewed salt
fish and pepper pot filled the air.
In another comer of the ball-
room, people were enjoying craw-
fish etouffee and peach cobbler.
In a scene to rival any Carni-
val celebration, Westin Resort
and Villas employees celebrated
International Day on Thursday,

November 19. Employees split up
into teams to show off their home
country's finest cuisine and pro-
duce in a team building exercise
organized by Westin's Human Re-
sources Director Sabrina Leonce.
Team Dominica's table was
chock-full of delicious dishes,
from kalallo soup to fish cakes.
Kabuli Shandy, passion fruit juice
and piles of sorrel rounded out the
Dominica offerings.
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island souvenirs, money, drinks
and even an old time clay cooking
Favorite Virgin Islands dishes
were on display from members of
Team USVI and BVI who shared
macaroni and cheese, stew conch
and fried plantains. Mauby and
ginger beer were available to wash
down all the good food.
Ducuna grated sweet pota-
toes and coconut boiled in a fig
leaf a was a main attraction at


Team Antigua's table, which also
included an example of a full An-
tiguan breakfast complete with
plantains, kalallo and avocado.
There were two teams repre-
senting the U.S.A Team South
and Team North. Team South
served up perfectly seasoned craw-
fish etouffee, warm peach cobbler
and sweet tea. Representing foods
from above the Mason Dixon line,
Team North offered root beer
floats, Philadelphia cheese steaks
and New York style cheesecake
with blueberry compote.

Teams Jamaica, St. Kitts and
Nevis and Barbados were also rep-
resented at Westin's International
Day. Employees themselves were
even surprised by the abundance of
amazing food and national pride.
"We only gave each team $200
and told them to bring in some
samples of dishes from their home-
lands," said HR Director Leonce.
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St. John Tradewinds
The Committee on Economic
Development, Energy and Tech-
nology will sponsor a meeting on
January 13 to explore the Alpine
Energy Deal. I am chairman of
this committee. I set the meeting
in response to concerns voiced by
the public.
On Monday August 10, the
governor's office, the Waste Man-
agement Authority and the Wa-
ter and Power Authority (WAPA)
announced a deal with Alpine
Energy that would construct new
electric plants on St. Thomas and
St. Croix.
Alpine would invest $440 mil-
lion, build the plants, and have the
guaranteed right to sell electricity
to WAPA for a period of 20 years.
The fuel would be petcoke and
refuse-derived fuels (RFA) from
our trash.
Legislators are presently gath-
ering information on this subject.
It's a complex area. It will be the
legislature's job to examine it thor-
oughly. Our future is riding on it.
Some of the many questions
we are considering: Can Alpine
do as it says? Is the deal fair to all
concerned? Can the petcoke burn
cleanly? Can the RFA bum clean-
ly? What about using sun, wind,
or geothermal? How will the new
plants look from the ocean? Will
the deal guarantee us a good price?
How reliable will the electricity

GHS Students

Help Tag Conch
St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School 10th graders
in Kris Bennett's class got their
hands dirty last week.
On Tuesday, November 17, stu-
dents helped National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration offi-
cials tag conch along the Fish Bay
shoreline. VINP education special-
ist Laurel Bigrig-Brannick helped
out along with Bennett.



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Where do you live?
The answer to this simple ques-
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Where do you live? If you call for
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do you tell the dispatcher where
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a visitor to the Virgin Islands, how
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The answer to all these questions
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address, and the GPS guides you
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Why doesn't it work in the
Virgin Islands? It is because the
companies that make the GPS
units cannot encode our "estate"
addresses into these units. They
require street names. We don't
have street addresses presently,
but the legislation offers a way to
get them.
We will provide for homeown-
er's associations to gather public
input on what each neighbor-
hood's roads shall be named. We
are going to seek the Rotary Clubs'
assistance in organizing public in-

put in areas that do not have hom-
eowner's associations.
The public input will be given
to the Lt. Governor's office, which
will be in charge of making the fi-
nal selections. They will make sure
that all road names are unique. It
would not work to have five dif-
ferent Mango Streets, for example.
Your street number is how many
yards along the road you live.
Whenwe're done, everyone will
have a street address, which you
will give when you want someone
to find you. It will be in the form
of a number, then a street. For ex-
ample, 440 Tamarind Way. Your
estate addresses will not change.
Not only will this be a conve-
nience, it will save lives in emer-
gencies where mere minutes mean
the difference between life and
Road Projects
Road engineering and repairs
are underway, funded by the
ARRA stimulus money, plus sev-
eral forms of local funding. There
are so many projects funded, my
office is putting together a list of
projects, with start dates and fund-
ing sources.
Your Senator at Large travels be-
tween the three islands, but I usu-
ally schedule one or two St. John
days per week and am available
for appointments. The St. John of-
fice is open Monday through Fri-
day from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and
we can be reached at 693-8061.

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Inner Visions Returns Home

Inner Visions is back from the road!
It was a very exciting six months. Our new CD should be here in
January. I promise you an album filled with our usual warmth and
consciousness. You really don't want to miss this one!
In the meantime, our website is under re-construction. If you need
to see when and where we are performing, check Myspace at: www.
Stay strong and may the guidance of the Creator be with you in
these trying times!
Philip Pickering

Hospice Is About Living

November is National Hospice Month. Continuum Care, Inc.
(CCI) honors our patients and families coping with a life-limiting
illness. CCI also recognizes our professionals and volunteers who
provide care to them.
Hospice isn't a place, but a philosophy of care. It's a type of care
that focuses on living every day to its fullest until the end of life.
Hospice affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Hospice
neither hastens nor postpones death.
The goal of care is to provide relief from pain and other distressing
symptoms including psychological and spiritual counseling. Care is
expressly tailored to the patient's individual needs and wishes.
Since beginning on St. Croix in 2000 and St. Thomas and St. John
in 2004, CCI has provided end-of-life care to many Virgin Islanders,
many of whom return home from the mainland to receive care sur-
rounded by family and friends.
In February 2010, we will have our first annual hospice regatta
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I came to St. Croix for the first time in 1987. Oh,
what I fell in love with the people, the land, the
sea, the mountains it was all so magical! When my
best friend died suddenly almost 20 years later, I re-
evaluated my life and this is where I came back
to St. Croix.
This is where my heart is my friends and my
adopted families are here. I brought up my children
as older teens here. But as much as St. Croix (and the
rest of the territory) offers in beauty and appeal to its
visitors and residents, if we don't look to the future
and make serious changes, we will lose these islands
we call home.
We will lose our young people to the allure of a
better future somewhere else. We are losing them
now because there is no value to life in some of their
minds. We need to step up to the plate and fast -
to put a halt to the violence and killings, to build a
future for all the people of the US Virgin Islands, and
to free up the resources that could be better directed if
we were to make some changes within our laws.
Let me begin with letting everyone know, I am
not a smoker of cannabis. I tried it early in my 20s,
but it didn't appeal to me. I have used cannabis to
treat medical conditions (Fibromyalgia, severe gastric
problems, and wounds/cuts) and I have cooked with
cannabis on occasion (meals, not just cookies).
I have seen the healing power it has to treat medi-
cal conditions first hand (myself and my son) and with
others. I have experienced and understand the use of
cannabis as a tool, a gift for meditation and spiritual-
ity. I also understand and have known many people
who use it to unwind as many use alcohol without
any of the negative effects of alcohol. Strong words, I
know, as we live in Rum Country!
Earlier this year I began working with some like-
minded residents of the territory and we became an
official chapter of the National Organization for the
Reform of Marijuana Laws.
We are officially USVI NORML. Our mission is to
educate and lobby to reform laws regarding cannabis.
We have many reasons to look to changing the laws
regarding cannabis within the territory.
Cannabis has been proven to relieve a number of
medical conditions and despite the US government
mandating that Cannabis remain on the Schedule 1
class of drugs with no medicinal benefit the US
government itself holds a patent on the cannabinoids
that are found in this plant. This patent # 6630507
states that certain properties cannabinoidss) that are
from this plant have medicinal benefit.
Yet we are told by the same United States govern-
ment that filed for and holds this patent that there is
no medicinal value to this plant and that is why it re-
mains on the Schedule 1 drug list.
We believe that all people should have the ac-
cess to this plant this herb that grows freely in the
ground such as chamomile or lemon grass without
the stigma and legal ramifications that are currently
attached to this plant. It is an herb just as many
others that we use daily others that give us certain

curative value.
We have a culture here (and I don't mean habit,
but culture) of the use of herb for religious sacrament
as well as being lifted to a higher place of enlighten-
Why should those people suffer in their worship?
We spend untold dollars (dollars that could benefit
us) seeking out, arresting, prosecuting, and housing
people for growing and selling a plant.
People die because when this is kept illegal. There
is the element of violence and crime that comes from
illegal activity. It is part and parcel to prohibition.
Look back to the years of alcohol's prohibition to see
the violence and crime that came of it.
I have been told that it costs approximately $35,000
per year to house a prisoner of a cannabis crime at
Golden Grove. And that person's life is harmed in so
many ways.
They cannot decide to change their life and get a
student loan to further their education. They cannot
enter the military to serve our country. They cannot
get a HUD or other government loan to build a home
and their future. The cost of prohibition to society,
especially here in the USVI, hurts us severely in nu-
merous ways.
I applaud the Governor for trying to ensure a fu-
ture industry and income to the territorial government
with the recent rum deals that have been negotiated.
But we are putting out a lot for the promises (albeit
in contractual form) of a strong return to come in the
future. An additional alternative exists.
And let's not forget that 13 states (with more than
700,000 Registered Medical Marijuana patients -
not including California which does not require reg-
istration) have legalized some level of medical mari-
Eleven more states have legislation pending with
more changes coming daily. When those eleven states
legalize medical marijuana half of the United States
of America will have legalized medical marijuana.
And the Unites States Department of Justice has
recently announced policy for Federal Prosecutors to
not pursue prosecution of Medical Marijuana patients
that comply with their State Laws.
We have the right to change the laws. We have the
right to build and create a future for our people of the
US Virgin Islands. We have the right to a better life.
And we have the right granted to us by the Re-
vised Organic Act of 1954 and our own laws to
have the Commissioner of Health reclassify cannabis
on the Territorial Schedule of Drugs or remove it en-
We only have these small islands to ourselves for a
short time. Let's not ruin the time we have by refusing
to step up to the plate for our children and their future
- the future of the US Virgin Islands.
Working for a better future for all,
Linda Adler
Executive Director,

It's Time To Change Marijuana Laws in the Territory

St. John Tradewinds, November 23-29, 2009 15

St. John Tradewinds
We are rapidly approaching the 36th anniversary
of the St. John Historical Society (February 2010).
Normally, it's not a significant anniversary such as
the first, 10th, or 25th, but the Society has taken this
occasion to publish their "first" book "St. John Life
in Five Quarters, Readings from the Archives of the
St. John Historical Society." This could be the current
working title.
They've further reported a lack of written society
records, presenters who have passed, and their re-
search and/or commentaries not to be found. So much
for archives. Therefore the new book concentrates on
recent newsletter context and website entries.
On closer examination we would find that there are
a number of publications by Society members. For
instance, in a recap of the first 10 years of the So-
ciety's existence by Florence Lewisohn published in
a March, 1984 St. John Tradewinds issue shows an
amazing list of accomplishments and learned endeav-
ors that pale the Society today.
The Society was initially headed by National Park
historian, Don Adams. They hiked far and wide over
the island on monthly field trips eight times a year
or about 80 trips total over 10 years. They explored
ruins and historical sites of every description and
level and even restored some including the Annaberg
School House.
Their 3,600 volunteer restoration hours have some-
how been suborned by the latest bush cleanup there
which involved one day and many helping hands
from other groups.
The Society also participated in an on-site sur-
vey of all the old buildings and ruins outside of Park
boundaries. This extensive historical information is
available today in the St. John Site Survey, a copy of
which is available at the Elaine lone Sprauve Public
Outstanding St Johnians brought alive a wide
range of St. John history at the monthly meetings.
Such speakers included Herbert Samuels, John An-
derson, Matilda Marsh, Noble Samuel, Guy Benja-
min, Lucy Smith, Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, Dr. Salvatore
Tobacco, Jean Knight, Eulita Jacobs, Mac Mitchell,
Clarice Thomas, Felix Sewer, George Simmons, Von-
nie Small, Florence Lewisohn, Nathan Small, Carlyle
Marsh, and Elaine lone Sprauve.
Also speaking were off-islanders such as Arona
Petersen, Enid Baa, Frederick Gjessing, Aimery Ca-
ron, Gary Vescelius, Karen Olwig, Isidor Paiewon-
sky, George Tyson, and Delores Jowers.
What's astonishing to me is the level of scholar-
ship demonstrated by the members and the lecturers
and the number of published histories that resulted
from the Society proceedings in the first ten years.

Chief among these notables was John Lonzo An-
derson whose "Night of the Silent Drums," Scribner
1975, a definitive account of the 1733 St. John Slave
Revolt, that was undoubtedly this island's moment in
the historical sun.
Anderson first visited St. John in 1935. His inter-
ests in the slave rebellion led to research in the Dan-
ish Archives in Copenhagen and Washington, DC, the
Moravian Church Archives in Pennsylvania, UCLA
at Berkeley, and even the personal library of the King
of Denmark.
Anderson had to learn to read nine different lan-
guages in 18th century hand script to discover the
historical records. Even then the missing records and
unrecorded events required him to present this mate-
rial as a historical novel.
His research was meticulous and it was the mate-
rial record that was incomplete not the research. An-
derson set the tone and provided the pathway for his
fellow historians.
Florence Lewisohn and her husband, Walter, were
a major force in the development of the history of St.
John. They had lived for many years on St. Croix,
the site of her major history "St. Croix Under Seven
Flags," Dukane Press 1970.
Walter and Florence easily shifted their focus to St.
John. They used their Danish and English contacts to
find St. John history and to share it with the Histori-
cal Society.
Lost paintings, photographs, maps, and writings
were all brought to the St. John museum. Walter even
built mahogany display cases for the museum. Flor-
ence went on to write monographs for the U.S. Bicen-
tennial on the islands' U. S. involvement.
George Tyson, Jr wrote extensively on St. John in-
cluding "A History of Land Use on St. John" (1984)
and "Historic Land use in the Reef Bay, Fish Bay,
and Hawksnest Watersheds, St. John USVI 1718 -
He has published extensively both original works
and compilations of original sources. George, a pro-
fessional historian, lives on St. Croix and in Denmark
where he pursues studies and publications.
Ruth Low, the co-author with Rafael Valls of "St.
John Backtime," Eden Hill Press 1985 is probably the
best place to start to explore St. John history. Mrs.
Low had reported the Society activities including
hikes and speakers in the St. John Tradewinds.
A second book is awaiting publication. She used
Society records extensively for her book including
unpublished interviews with St. Johnians who lived
its history. Unfortunately, Mrs. Low and her husband
Joe, a noted artist, have passed but not before she
shared her love of St. John.
... to be continued

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Historical Bits

& Pieces

by Chuck Pishko

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: 60
Under Investigation: 58
Solved: 4

Grand Larcenies: 61
Under Investigation: 58
Solved: 3

Rapes: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

The Golden Decade

16 St. John Tradewinds, November 23-29, 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.

PtI. ItI. -.

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
Principal of the Ivanna
Eudora Kean High School,
Dr. Sharon McCollum ad-
vises parents and students
of the re-scheduled monthly
PTSA Meeting which is being
hosted at the Julius E. Sprauve
School on St. John on Monday
evening, November 23. The
meeting will begin promptly at
6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 24
The St. John Chapter of
the St. Thomas/St. John Cham-
ber of Commerce will be on
Tuesday, November 24, from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean
Grill Upstairs.
Senator Patrick Sim-
eon Sprauve will host office
hours on St. John on Tuesday,
November 24, from 9 a.m. to 3

p.m. at the Cruz Bay Legisla-
ture building.
Thursday, November 26
The St. John Landsharks
are hosting a fun-filled 5K run
on Thanksgiving Day, Thurs-
day, November 26. Registra-
tion will be at 7:30 a.m. and
the race starts at 8 a.m. Meet at
Annaberg parking lot.
Ken Yolman is hosting
the ninth annual Thankspiggin
party on Thursday, November
26, at Skinny Legs.
Friday, November 27
Gifft Hill School and
Mongoose Junction partner in
a special fundraising event on
Friday, November 27 from 4 to
9 p.m. at Mongoose Junction.
November 27 and 28
The Coral Bay Yacht Club
is hosting the 28th Annual Cor-
al Bay Thanksgiving Regatta
on November 27 and 28.
Saturday, December 12
The Animal Care Center
of St. John will host their an-
nual Christmas for the Animals
fundraising event on Saturday,
December 12, starting at 5:30
p.m. at Tre Vista Estate.


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Hospice Is About Living

Flag Football Scores & Standings

Raiders 40 Packers 6
The Packers struck first as Tommy Gibney hit Tyler Steven to
take an early lead of 6-0. The Raiders came right back as Shakeem
Meade connected with a streaking Meshawn Wilkinson to tie the
A bad snap gave the Raiders a 2-point safety, they then added
another two scores as Meade pitched to Devante Bartlette and
Ohene Lambertis to go ahead at the half 22-6. Meade continued
his accurate passing in the second half and spread the scoring to
Sam Wessinger, Gregory Lewis and again to Lambertis.
The Packers missed some good chances in both halves but
missed defensive assignments and dropped passes took away op-
portunities which allowed the Raiders to capitalize.
Broncos 35 Patriots 18
The Patriots came out flying in this matchup and played great
defense against a powerful offensive Bronco attack. Anthony An-
gol found De'Quan Cline in the end zone for the Patriots in the
first half while veteran Broncos quarterback Jay Williams hit R.
L. Mathurin, Kayden Richards and Christian Rutnik in the end
zone. A safety upped the Broncos score to 22-6 at the half-way
Williams added two more scores in the second half another
to Mathurin and a nifty scoring strike to Kayden Richards. Patri-
ots quarterback Angol added two more scores of his own, again to
De'Quan Cline who had three TDs on the night.

Standings as of November 13
Team W L PF PA
Broncos* (Red) 7 1 202 75
Raiders** (Black) 5 3 226 122
Patriots (Blue) 3 5 172 194
Packers (Green) 1 7 79 288
*Clinched First Place in Division
** Clinched Second Place in Division

November 20 Games (last week of regular season) 6 p.m.
Raiders vs. Patriots; 7 p.m. Broncos vs. Packers.
November 27 Playoffs 5 p.m. Game 1 Raiders vs. Patriots.
6 p.m. Game 2 Broncos vs. Packers 7 p.m. Game 3 Winners
of Game 1 and Game 2 for the League Championship Trophy.
Awards ceremony to follow.
The American Legion Sports Committee would like to thank
everyone for coming out to support the youth as the sixth success-
ful season of flag football nears the end.
Special thanks to all the volunteer coaches and referees for tak-
ing time out of their schedules and doing such a wonderful service
for the fabulous youth athletes. A big hurrah to Brenda Wallace
for being sportscaster extraordinaire and to Takreem Richards for
supplying water and making sure the field remains spotless!
A hearty thank you to the Giffl Hill School students who set
up and sell refreshments and food as a fund raiser for their annual
class trip.
Thanks to all our sponsors and to Parks and Recreation for use
of field and lights.
Please come out and support all youth on Friday night at Win-
ston Wells field and don't forget the big season playoff games and
trophy celebration on November 27.
In the spring, the American Legion will sponsor youth co-ed
T-ball and 8- to 11-year-old baseball. This spring, the American
Legion will be teaming up with Parks and Recreation and the St.
John Sports Club as the 12- to 14-year-olds will have a new little
league experience. We look forward to this great new partner-

Continued on Page 14
"Sailing for Others" sponsored by the St. Croix Yacht
Club. The proceeds will go to the Continuum Care
Foundation so that we can continue to provide medi-
cations and equipment for those without insurance or
an ability to pay.
For every person that receives hospice, there is
another that would benefit from the services hospice
offers but doesn't receive this special care. While hos-
pice usage is growing, 36 percent of hospice patients
will receive care for only seven days or less not
enough time to benefit fully from the wide-range of
services that hospice offers.
Because of the community acceptance of CCI,
most Virgin Islanders and their families who have
chosen home hospice have received services in excess
of 90 days. This has allowed our team of nurses and
counselors to build the important trusting relationship
with patients and their loved ones that is important for
peaceful life closure.
CCI encourages discussions with your family and
health care providers about the care you would want
at the end of life. One of the best ways to make sure
you and your loved ones benefit fully from hospice,
should you ever need this care, is to talk about it be-
fore it becomes an issue.
We plan for weddings, childbirth, college and re-

tirement. We spend months planning for vacations,
but rarely, if ever, do we think about planning for the
most important journey of our lives.
It's not that we don't make end-of-life decisions.
We write wills, purchase life insurance, and give con-
sent to organ donation. Many of us will purchase a
cemetery plot years before it is needed, but we don't
prepare or plan for the actual process of dying.
An Advance Directive is a general term that de-
scribes two types of legal documents that speak for
you in the event of incapacity: Living Will and a
Medical Power of Attorney. A Living Will allows you
to document your wishes concerning medical treat-
ments at the end of life.
Far too many people wait until they are in the midst
of a health care crisis before thinking about what op-
tions are available or what care they or their loved
ones would have wanted. CCI can help you with in-
formation about care options and choices that will
ensure you live as fully as possible, throughout your
entire life.
For more information, contact us at Continuum
Care, Inc. St. John 714-CARE (2273) or www.ccivi.
Tracy Stewart Sanders
President and CEO Continuum Care, Inc.
Hospice of St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John

St. John Police Report

Saturday, November 14 ness. Grand larceny,. accident in Coral Bay. Auto acci-
1:47 a.m. An undisclosed 6:54 p.m. A Bellevue Vil- dent.
amount of narcotics was recov- lage resident r/ that she wants a 8:59 p.m. An Estate Pastory
ered in the area of Fish Bay. Re- male removed from in front of her resident c/ via Central Dispatch to
covered narcotics. house. Disturbance of the peace. request police assistance with his
2:59 a.m. A citizen r/ a distur- Monday, November 16 brother. Disturbance of the peace.
bance at Jake's Restaurant in The 8:00 a.m. An Estate Pastory 11:06 p.m. A citizen r/ a dis-
Lumberyard. Disturbance of the resident r/ that he needs assistance turbance of the peace at St. John
peace. with his mental patient son. Police Bar and Restaurant. Disturbance
9:39 a.m. A citizen c/ via Cen- assistance. of the peace.
tral Dispatch to r/ that someone re- 1:20 p.m. An Estate Enighed Thursday, November 19
moved his personal items at Maho resident p/r that her brother threat- 12:45 p.m. A citizen r/ loud
Bay. Grand larceny. ened her. Disturbance of the peace, music coming from a boat in Cruz
Sunday, November 15 D.V Bay. Police assistance.
5:12 a.m. The manager of 8:20 p.m. A citizen c/r shots 3:15 p.m. A citizen r/ he had
Cap's Place was instructed to turn being fired in the area of Coral an altercation with his wife. Police
off his music at two different times Bay. Illegal discharge of a fire- assistance.
and he did not comply. Disobey- arm. 5:31 p.m. A citizen r/ a male
ing a lawful order. 11:01 p.m. An Estate Enighed was sleeping on the side of the
8:30 a.m. -An Estate Grunwald resident r/ items missing from his road. Police assistance.
resident p/r an auto accident on car. Grand larceny. 5:34 p.m. A citizen c/r that
Centerline Road. Auto accident. Tuesday, November 17 her husband was creating a distur-
9:45 a.m. A citizen r/ that her 3:49 p.m. An Estate Glucks- bance. Disturbance of the peace,
brother's tenant refused to remove berg resident p/r that someone D.V.
her dogs from the property. Police unknown entered his home and 7:08 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r
assistance. removed items. Burglary in the a D.O.A. in the area of Estate Pas-
10:31 a.m. -AVIPDofficerwas third. tory. DOA.
dispatched to investigate a parking 7:47 p.m. An Estate Glucks- 10:17 p.m. A citizen r/seeing
situation in the vicinity of Estate berg resident p/r that someone a suspicious light at a Cruz Bay
Grunwald. Police assistance. removed items from her home. residence. Suspicious activity.
2:48 p.m. An employee of Burglary in the third. 11:10 p.m. A citizen c/r a lar-
Cinnamon Bay Watersports r/ that Wednesday, November 18 ceny at Ocean Grill restaurant. Pe-
items were stolen from the busi- 10:59 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto tit larceny.

18 St. John Tradewinds, November 23-29, 2009


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& Teachers

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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 @
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service from Hughesnet
starting @ $70/mo.
Satellites survive
hurricanes. "
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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.

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

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-003-C-2010 Cruz Bay Ejector Station No. 1 Upgrade
The VI Waste Management Authority is hereby requesting sealed proposals for the Cruz Bay Ejector
Station No. 1 project includes but is not limited to the upgrade of an existing pump station and the
installation of a new wet well, valve chamber, pumps, 8-inch PVC sewer and 6-inch Ductile Iron (DI) force
main to be tied into the existing force main, The project is located on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin
Islands. The bidding document can be obtained from the Division of Procurement and Property at #1 La
Grande Princesse on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands or 9500 Wheatley Center, Suite 2, Charlotte Amalie, St.
Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, at a cost of $200 per set. This is non-refundable cost.
Documents pertaining to this Request for Proposal (PRFP) may be obtained from the VIWMA's Director of
Procurement and Property, #1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00820
between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or by contacting the Director, Mrs.
Cecile Lynch, directly via phone or email.
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 9am at the Legislative Conference Room in
Cruz Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 4:00pm Atlantic Standard Time
PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1
Christiansted, VI 00820
P. 0. Box 5089
Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages Marked Proposal for RFP
No. RFP-WMA-003-C-2010, DO NOT OPEN)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all
Bid Packages. Proposals may not be withdrawn for a period of
ninety (90) days from the date of the submission deadline.
DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch
Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
Email: clvnch@viwma.orq Phone: 340-718-4489
All questions pertaining to the submission of Proposals, scope of services and the award process should
be directed in writing by mailing Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, the Director of Procurement and Property, at
clynch@viwma org or in hard copy format to the Director of Procurement and Property.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive
informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all qualifications and proposals; or to
re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain from awarding the contract for the work. The Virgin
Islands Waste Management Authority also reserved the right to accept or reject any Proposal or any item
listed therein. VIWMA further reserves the right to waive any informality in Proposals received.
May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director V F

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-004-C-2010 Cactus Hill Sewer Line
The VI Waste Management Authority is hereby requesting sealed proposals for the Cactus Hill Sewer line to
include but is not limited to the installation of approximately 1,100 linear feet of 8-inch PVC sewer,
manholes and sewer services to adjacent properties on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The
bidding document can be obtained from the Division of Procurement and Property at #1 La Grande
Princesse on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands or 9500 Wheatley Center, Suite 2, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas,
U.S. Virgin Islands, at a cost of $200 per set. This is non-refundable cost.
Documents pertaining to this Request for Proposal (PRFP) may be obtained from the VIWMA's Director of
Procurement and Property, #1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00820
between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or by contacting the Director, Mrs.
Cecile Lynch, directly via phone or email.
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 9am at the Legislative Conference Room in
Cruz Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 4:00pm Atlantic Standard Time
PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1
Christiansted, VI 00820
P. 0. Box 5089
Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages Marked Proposal for RFP
No. RFP-WMA-004-C-2010, DO NOT OPEN)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all
Bid Packages. Proposals may not be withdrawn for a period of
ninety (90) days from the date of the submission deadline.
DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch
Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
Email: clynch@viwma org Phone: 340-718-4489
All questions pertaining to the submission of Proposals, scope of services and the award process should
be directed in writing by mailing Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, the Director of Procurement and Property, at
clvnch@viwma.orq, or in hard copy format to the Director of Procurement and Property.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive
informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all qualifications and proposals; or to
re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain from awarding the contract for the work. The Virgin
Islands Waste Management Authority also reserved the right to accept or reject any Proposal or any item
listed therein. VIWMA further reserves the right to waive any informality in Proposals received.
May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director V4

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Pursuant to VI Code, Title 12, Chapter 21, an application for a
Major CZM Land Permit Application No. CZT-6-08(L) has been
AUTHORITY (VIWMA) for the installation of the landfill
gas collection and control system and groundwater monitoring
wells located at Bovoni Landfill, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
All persons interested, either in favor of, or opposed to the granting of
this permit, are invited at the public hearing on the proposed project.
The public hearing will be on Thursday, December 3,2009 at6:00pm.
The St. Thomas CZM Committee Decision Meeting for the CZM
Permit No. CZT-6-08(L) will be on Tuesday, December 29, 2009, at
6:00p.m. Both hearings will be held at the Department of Planning
and Natural Resources' Main Conference Room, Cyril E. King
Airport, Terminal Building, 2nd Floor, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Plans for the proposed project are on file for review by appointment
at the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of
CZM, CEK Airport, Terminal Building, 2nd Floor, St. Thomas,
V.I., (340) 774-3320 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm,
Monday through Friday except holidays.
Commissioner Robert S. Mathes

Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
Job Vacancy Announcement
Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist
St. Thomas

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE: December 9, 2009

* Inspects facilities, observing operations and activities, inves-
tigating health and safety complaints and ensuring that the
Authority is in compliance with OSHA and VIWMA proce-
dures and programs.
* Observes work in progress, ensures that proper safety equip-
ment is worn and procedures are followed.
* Coordinates and consults with division directors, supervi-
sors and managers regarding health and safety issues in their
respective areas and notifies EHS manager regarding any vio-
lation of safety procedures and programs.
* Analyzes hazards and develops ergonomic risk assessments
for each facility.
* Participates with the EHS Manager or as assigned by the EHS
Manager on all investigations of all incidents, accidents, envi-
ronmental spills, releases and violations. Assists in developing
any appropriate actions and to monitor its progress. Conducts
or provides for employees safety training, including classroom
lectures, demonstration or hands-on instruction.
* Performs other related duties assigned

* B.S. degree in engineering, environmental science or
* Three (3) to Five (5) years of relevant professional experience
in the environment, health & safety area; in addition,
experience with a utility or a wastewater or solid waste
authority is highly desirable.
* Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be

Submit a letter of interest along with a resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
P.O. Box 5089
Kingshill, St. Croix 00851


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Employment I

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Hot! Hot! Hot!
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snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:

Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

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Fish Bay, Turnkey, 2-Story Residence, Approx. 3200 sq. ft.
indoor/outdoor living space. One large residence or 2 income
producing apartments. Stone, masonry and wood house, private
location, water view, great rental history, motivated sellers.
Phone: 540-776-0039 daytime, Virginia;
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2003 Intrepid 322 Cuddy
twin 250hp Evinrudes,
very low hours, triple axel
aluminum trailer $89,000
See www.yachtworld.com

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

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

Suzuki Island Car for Sale
Partially renovated, $1500 OBO.
Call Richard 340 642-5358

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.

NEW FOR SEASON: Affordable, clean, cute 2 bedroom apartment for rent
short-term Ideal Cruz Bay location provides 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

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Bekrvenr lown & the Wesin in mrideniiaI, %oioed arma 5 min. driv ro
fiwy. Sivaciusu% c1 al 4 y dJmk w SoII1IN~%und & Sq. Ihimwum
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$2480/minrth 4 uiiiitn. sec. delm~in & res (340) 690-4532

Cruz Bay Apartments
One bedroom/one bath
$1200.00; One bedroom/
pool/w/d $1700.00; Two
bedroom/one bath/w/d
$1200.00; Two bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1600.00; Two
bedroom/2 bath/pool/w/d
$2000.00; Two bedroom/2
bath/w/d $2200.00; Two
bedroom/I bath/w/d in
Cruz Bay 2200.00; Three
bedroom/2 bath/w/d
$1700.00; Three bedroom/
one bath $1875.00; Large
three bedroom/2 bath/w/d/
pool $2800.00
Coral Bay
One bedroom apt/w/d
$1250.00; Two bedroom
house/ washer $1700.00;
Two bedroom/2 bath house/
washer $1800.00; One
bedroom/one bath/w/d
$1400.00 dec 1; One
bedroom/one bath $1250.00
dec 1

2 Bed/2 Bath with outstand-
ing views of St. Thomas and
sunset, W/D. $2000/mo.
340-513-9025 Ask for Ron

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

"Relax in the privacy of
your tropical paradise."
Harbor view, Coral Bay
cottage, one bedroom,
1.5 bath, very private,
tastefully furnished on 1 acre.
Minutes walk to bus line.
$1,150 firm + utilities and
security deposit. 779-4154.

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

2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house,
30 mile views, paved road,
5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min.
Cruz Bay, wrap around
covered porches, A/C, W/D.
$1895/mo. 561-832-3040

Coral Bay Seagrape Hill,
view of Hurricane Hole,
clean, safe, quiet, 2 bed
$1600/mo and 1 bed
$1000/mo 610-739-3361

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

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For Rent

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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P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831


City, State, Zip

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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

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

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 i, ,, 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

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

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


Debbie Hayes, GRI
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes @debbiehayes.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
Located at Wharfside Landing

RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty
tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660
P. 0. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831
info @remaxipr.com

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

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

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

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

Beauty/Spa Real Estate
Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa Real Estate
776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.com American Paradise Real Estate
Located in Mongoose Junction tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
Westin Resorts & Villas info@americanparadise.com

Spa Services
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904

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

Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
Open Wednesday-Monday

Maho Pavilion 776-6226
Breakfast Daily 7:30-9 a.m.
Dinner Nightly 5:30-7 p.m.

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

Sun Dog Cafe
tel. 693-8340
Located at Mongoose Junction

Sugar Birds
Located at Mongoose Junction

C4th Custom Embroidery
tel. 779-4047
Located in Coral Bay

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

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Business Directory

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Family of Avertisers! Call 776-6496.

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"Andante by the Sea" is a 3 "Sunset Pointe"- Enjoy
bedroom pool villa with stun- beautiful sunset views from
ning sunrise to sunset views, this breezy mountaintop loca-
cool breezes, air conditioned lion easily accessed by paved
bedrooms, walking path to public road in Estate Glucks-
beach and hardwood and berg. The main home is
stone accents. Access from 2 masonry with stone accents
roads presents options for featuring two bedroom suites,
expansion or addition of a central living and kitchen area
second guest cottage on the and dipping pool. Separate
oversized one acre plus lot. one-bedroom cottage offers
This popular rental home has flexibility in form of caretaker's
an impressive rental history. quarters or added rental
$1.895.000.00 space. $1,295,000

"Choco Cruz" is a fabulous
and successful vacation rental
home located on Maria Bluff.
offering stunning views of St
Thomas and Pillsbury sound.
Set on a prime Great Cruz 3ay
lot with generous dedk areas
and large pool. Two bedrooms
and full bath located off the pool
area make this an ideal rental or
family home. This large lot has
room for additional guest bed-
rooms or Master suite. $1,890,

homes can match, A secluded enclave bordering National Park lands,
this villa was lovingly hand-built by the designer over eight years. Since
it's completion in 1995 this treasure has become a popular rental.
Words nor pictures can describe 'he otherworldly feeling of romance.
spirit and magic that is St John's little castle $1,485,000.00
"Southern Cross" The location of this traditional Danish style stone
home is about as good as it gets. offering the utmost privacy yet only a
ten minute drive to Cruz Bay Town. Features include large covered
j porches beautiful custom mahogany cabinets and built-in bar, exposed
concrete beams & window sills and ile floors all combine to create an
elegant atmosphere Cool breezes & water views on an almost level lot
with room to add a pool or spa. $S1.395M Adjoining lot also available

ZOOTENVAAL COTTAGES" A unique St, John properly with 850' of
waterfront, including a while powder sand beach. Almost 5 acres at
pristine Hurricane Hole, a National Marine Monrumer, on beautiful
Borck Creek. There are 4 short term rental collages on the property.
Cottages are masonry construction and in excellent condition. One is
right on the beach. $12M Adjoining 20 acre parcel is also available.
"Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular rental featuring beautiful views
to St Thomas and sunsets, proximity to the pool and sundeck and
walk to town This unique air-conditioned comer unit has been recently
refurbished including new tile floors mahogany cabinets furniture and
bath Lush tropical landscaping adds the perfectly ouch Unrq 7 .s lust
slepshiom the large pool and sun deck $599,000
il.' ""'"... ."Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos just
completed in Cruz Bay. 2,3 & 4, bedrooms available, A/C, walk to Frank
Bay beach and town. Water views, high quality appliances These are
some of the most spacious condos on St. John. Only 20% down.
Fantastic views from St. Thomas to St Croix and the St. James islands.
Just sxr units in the complex. Special pre-construction prices: $825,000
l to $1.35M Contact Islandia for details. Time is now for a great buyl I
Bordeaux Mountain Large lot with great views up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Ihe Briiish
Virg;n Islands including Tortola, Virgin Gorda. Fallen Jerusalem and Jost Van Dyk e. Paved Estate
Road leading to the property and underground uliilities available Listed for $725,00 but all
offers reasonable or not wilt be seriously considered.
NEW LISTINGI "Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income
with this aprtmentilstudio duplex. Good Neighborhood, quiet area, only 5 minutes to town and
walking distance to Pine Peace School. Property is non-conforminq. $375,000
"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). Now just $1.5M
"VOYAGES BUILDING" A combination commercial & residential property in the heart of Coral
Ba y between the Cocoloba Shopping Center & a proposed marina, this is an ideal location for a
restaurant, retail shops or offices. There are two beautiful 2 bedroom apartments on the 2nd floor
and a swimming pool on site. This well constructed building is just across the road from the
waterfront, with views of the anchored boats, cool breezes and parking. $2 .6M
Shopping Center Investment opportunity in this brand new retail/office building, Built in 2009.
Beautiful architecture with stone work, columns and arches, Ample on-site paik rig and back up
generator. Great tenancy in place with supermarket, bank branch, day spa, and morel Ideally
located on the south shore road walking distance to the Westin Resort and Guinea Grove
Apartments. Call Islandia for more details.

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AURORA Luxurious 4 bedroom / 4 bath masonry villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180 views from Great Cruz Bay to
St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent vacation
rental history. $1,995,000.

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, 12 ac. lot w/large trees. $675,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
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.
LEINSTERBAY-2 lotson 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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"L'AUTRE MONDE" Breathtaking views!

porary gated estate

bdrms. Private dock.
$6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay).
impressive water views to St. Thomas,
good breezes, Caribbean style with cen-
c oter court-e
yard &
pool, large
covered ga-
zebo, lush
$1,250,000 flat yard!a

RIDGE" 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private
acre, bordered
features stun-
ning north shore
views, pool w/
waterfall, spa,
easy access to
Cinnamon Bay
$4,900,000 beach.
BUY! 4 bedroom private rental home-
down island
& Coral Bay
Turn key!
now priced
$8 00OOO to sell.

location for development, walk to beach
r and town!
Masonry 2x2
home on .58
ac. Combina-
tion of R-4 &
W-1 zoning
allows for con-
dos or com-
$3,200,000 mercial uses.
Huge panoramic views and a quiet, pri-
vate, breezy
location that
borders Na-
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"POINCIANA" is an island classic
home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
i rental with
one of the
best views
of the south
$2,300,000 shore.

"CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
Opportunity to own a 2br, 1ba &/or
a 1br, 1ba condo
close to Cruz Bay!
Purchase one for
yourself and stop
throwing money
away on rent or
$225,000 & purchase both for
$240,000 additional income.

UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath,
beautifully-appointed villa has spec-
tacular Coral Bay views. Entry level
Shas spacious
great room &
covered porch.
Interior stair-
case leads to
2 master suites
& lower level
$1,395,000 studio suite.
"CORAL BREEZE" Well kept 2 br, 2
ba condo live in or continue successful
short term rental. Beautiful views of Great
ECruz Bay & beyond.
Convenient to town
& recently added
common pool and
deck make Bethany
Condos unit 6 a
$595,000 great investment.

IA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. S 135,000
i HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. S 193,500
EFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre S 274,900
ATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walkto beach S 298,000
Harbor views gentle 1/2 ac. with Topo S 299,000
' DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access S 425,000
ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map S 475,000
estin Resort beach access! .78 ac. S 499,000
I" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront S 595,000
ANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner financing S 650,000
I WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3

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

'"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/broker 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" spectacularBVI views, excellent
breezes. Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From roads, underground utilities, stone walls, planters, common
$945,000 beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000

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

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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FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, dramatic VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES Brand new villa nearing NEW CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in
villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof, Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with views, short distance to North Shore beaches, completion. 4 master suites, top shelf furnishings, Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre.
180 views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000 a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 cooling breezes $2,390,000. granite counter tops & travertine floors. $2,950,000 2BR/ 2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000

gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in
desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient
design. 4BR/412BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000
VILLA TESORI is a luxurious custom home
offering uncompromising quality and exquisite
finishing touches. Sweeping 1800 views. 5
BR/5BA. $4,395,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000
ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a
tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay.
3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000

charming B&B off 0lIntry, walk to
Frank Bay S)A mr a units with A/C,
common poor garage. $895,000
RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving
board & bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood,
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $719,900
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay.
4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51
acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000
BETHANY Remodeled property, South
Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms, pool,
laundry rm & kitchen. 5 BR/6.5 BA $1,225,000

INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
see the impressive recent renovations $1,350,000
construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master
suites. $2,190,000
Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5
baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on
upper level. Lower level has 2 BR, living area &
kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675,000

NEW! 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home
overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter
home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
while gazing out upon excellent bay views.
Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000
$ 50,000 2 e, impressive
kitchen, priva dramatic sunsets. $1,299,000
NEW! One of the least expensive home on
the market! Great starter home with room to
expand. Property has CO. Adjacent parcel with
2 unit masonry home also available. $279,000
Bay. This 3 BR/3BA masonry beach house is just
steps from the water. Paved roads &
underground utilities. Priced to sell!! $1,050,000

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 & panoramic
views. Zoned R-4 for development. $2,950,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000
SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000
BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute
popular vacation rental $769,000
CAROLINA Veiws to BVI. Well maintained
2-unit cottage offers a 1 BR/1BA with a cozy
covered porch. Plus studio apt. $585,000

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