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Title: St. John tradewinds
Alternate Title: Saint John tradewinds
Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Place of Publication: St. John V.I
Publication Date: December 7, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
Frequency: weekly[1998-]
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Subject: Newspapers -- Saint John (V.I.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States Virgin Islands -- Saint John
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December 7-13, 2009
Copyright 2009


ST. JOHN


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


A fleet of more than 30
boats cruised out of Coral
Bay harbor November 27
and 28 for the Coral Bay
Yacht Club's annual regatta.
Winning the 30 Foot and
Under Cruising I class,
Southern Breeze, at right,
flew its spinnnaker on the
downwind leg at the end of
the second day of racing.





Tradewinds News Photo by Mary Burks


Marsh Family

Plans $2.9M

Mixed-Use
Development

for Coral Bay
Page 3
Pilgrimage To
Fortsberg Marks
1733 Rebellion
Page 2
Volunteers Make
Jumbie Beach
Trail Access Safer
Page 7
Anonymous Donors
Set Matching Fund
for Gifft Hill School
Page 4
Starfish Market
Renovations
Are Eco-friendly
Page 11


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2 St. John Tradewinds, December 7-13, 2009


Boulon To Speak at SJHS Meeting
The St. John Historical Society will host its next monthly meet-
ing on Tuesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian
Church Hall.
Believe it or not, but St. John is a hotbed of science. When the
terrestrial part of the V.I. National Park was established in 1956
and the marine part in 1962, the protection of dry tropical forests
and marine systems provided a great opportunity for short- and
long-term research.
Join St. John native, VINP biologist and society board member
Rafe Boulon, as he shares the history of truly ground-breaking sci-
ence (and its aquatic equivalent) conducted on and around tiny
St John. Bring a friend or neighbor and join the St. John Histori-
cal Society for a great evening and good fellowship. All are wel-
come.

Estate Concordia Preserve Showing

Off Energy Efficiency December 12
Estate Concordia Preserve will host a reception on Saturday,
December 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. to introduce the resort's new
EcoStudios.
A host of energy efficient items will be on display during the
reception as well as a solar water heater and a wind turbine.
Nearing completion, the EcoStudios are designed to qualify as
Energy Star rated homes and are the first buildings to apply for
certification by the Island Green Builders Association.
Hosted by Concorida owner Stanley Selengut, the reception will
include an opportunity to discuss the Glen Speer building design
and details with Margaret Majette of St. John Projects construction
management, Steve Slade of Pangaea Solar and Electric and the
Concordia construction team. The evening will also include a short
presentation on wind energy by architect Doug White.
Energy Office Rebate information will also be available. Hors
d'oeuvres and beverages will be provided by Caf6 Concordia.

Moravian Church Choir Concert Dec. 13
The Emmaus Moravian Church Choir is hosting another Reli-
gious Favorites Concert on Sunday, December 13, at 6 p.m.
The concert is a tradition at Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral
Bay dating back to the early 1980s when Miss Elba Kitson moved
to the island with her husband Reverend Kitson.
The concert was hosted annually until several years ago when
Kitson moved back to St. Thomas for health reasons. Two years
ago, the Emmaus Moravian Choir revived the tradition once again
and it has proved to be as popular as ever.
This year, in addition to the Emmaus Moravian Church Choir
- the eldest member of which is 96-year-old Guy Benjamin -
the concert will feature visiting singers and choirs from St. John
and St. Thomas. The evening will begin will classical music, will
then feature spiritual and gospel music, and wrap up with favorite
Christmas selections. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren under 12.

Relationships Seminar on Dec. 13
Lynda Wooding will host the free seminar "Embracing Your
Relationships Through Healthy Choices for Relationship Connec-
tions" on Sunday, December 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Westin
Resort and Villas.
This is a great way to get positive affordable training for any
individual or team member. Check out Wooding's website, www.
lyndawooding.com, for more information.


Gene Emanuel offered libations to the ancestors during a somber ceremony atop
Forstberg in Coral Bay, above.



Fortsberg Pilgrimage Marks



1733 St. John Slave Rebellion


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In commemoration of the St.
John 1733 slave rebellion, a group
of more than 50 people made the
annual pilgrimage to Fortsberg on
Friday morning, November 27.
The somber hike to Frederiks-
vaern where enslaved Africans
overtook the island in November
1733 has been hosted by the
Pan African Support Group and
the St. John Slave Revolution
Commemoration Committee for
the past 26 years.
Before heading up the hillside
overlooking Coral Bay harbor,
participants met at Sputnik to hear
from historians Sele Adeyemi and
K. Leba Ola-Niyi as well as the
music group Echo People.
Atop Fortsberg, retired profes-
sor Gene Emanuel offered liba-
tions to the ancestors and led a
chant of remembrance to those in-
volved in the struggle for freedom
from the past to the present.
After hiking back down the
steep hill, participants then gath-
ered at the Anaberg Sugar Planta-
tion where Dr. Gilbert Sprauve led
a short skit relating to the rebellion
in both English and Akan-Twi.


The St. John hike is the only
event in the territory which marks
the start of the six-month slave
rebellion of 1733, despite a bill
passed in 1999 by the V.I. Legisla-
ture setting November 23 as Virgin
Islands Freedom Fighters Day.
Bill number 23-0044, was
passed by the 23rd Legislature un-
der Governor Charles Turnbull and
calls for a proclamation and events
to be hosted across the territory by
the Department of Education.
"At least 15 days prior to Vir-
gin Islands Freedom Fighters Day,
the Governor of the Virgin Islands
shall issue a proclamation calling
upon the residents of the Virgin
Islands to join together in appro-
priate ceremonies to reflect on this
most important day in the history
of the Virgin Islands," according
to the bill.
The bill also details actions to
be undertaken by the Department
of Education.
"The Commissioner of the De-
partment of Education shall be
responsible for the reproduction
and dissemination of information
on the 1733 African Slave Revolt
to all public, private and parochial
schools," according to Bill 23-


0044. "The Commissioner of Edu-
cation shall also be responsible for
organizing and publicizing events
throughout public schools and the
Territory for the celebration of
'Virgin Islands Freedom Fighters
Day.'"
The Freedom Fighters Day bill
also states members of the VI.
Legislature to host ceremonies on
St. John specifically.
"In addition to any event orga-
nized on Virgin Islands Freedom
Fighters Day, pursuant to subsec-
tion (d) herein, the Legislature
shall hold appropriate ceremonies
on St. John," according to the bill.
In spite of the clear edict, Gov-
ernor John deJongh did not issue
a proclamation and no other cere-
monies except for the Fortsberg
hike which was not a government
or Department of Education af-
filiated event have been hosted
by the government in the 10 years
since the bill was passed.
While the legislature set No-
vember 23 as Freedom Day, Forts-
berg pilgrims host their hike the
day after Thanksgiving each year,
since it is easier for school chil-
dren, teachers and others to take
part, according to organizers.


St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Chuck Pishko







St. John Tradewinds, December 7-13, 2009 3


Residents Eager for Coral Bay Development, But Cautious of Runoff


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As the once sleepy Coral Bay
area continues to grow, one fami-
ly, with ties to the land dating back
to 1835, is hoping to offer com-
mercial services to the increasing
population.
While no one spoke against the
proposed Coral Bay development
at a Wednesday evening, Decem-
ber 2, public hearing at the St. John
Legislature building, several resi-
dents and St. John Coastal Zone
Management Committee members
expressed environmental concerns
about the project.
Genevieve Marsh Thomas,
president of G.E. Marsh Legacy
Development and Holding Group,
Inc. is requesting a major CZM
permit to develop her almost five
acres of property located along
King Hill Road off Route 107 in
Coral Bay.
The $2.9 million mixed-use
development includes plans for
four buildings, recreational facili-
ties and an outdoor amphitheater.
The development will consist of
commercial space, five residen-
tial units, vendors kiosks, a tennis
court, basketball court, a children's
play area, 70 parking spaces and
an outdoor theater.
The Marsh property is zoned
B-2 (business secondary) which
allows the proposed uses.
"I am a born St. Johnian and I
lived on the property for most of
my life," said Thomas. "I have a
desire to develop the property now
to bring services to the Coral Bay
area for the rapidly growing popu-
lation."
Plans call for the current Love
City Mini Mart building to be
knocked down and relocated to a
new larger structure where the busi-
ness would be the anchor tenant
in the new development. Domino
Gas Station which is located on
one portion of the Marsh Legacy
Group's property would remain
open and possibly have room for
expansion, explained Thomas.
The recreational components of
the project would be located on a
portion of the property designated
as archaeologically sensitive, ex-
plained Alton Adams Jr., who cre-
ated the designs for the project.
"About 40 percent of the prop-
erty is designated as archaeologi-


cally sensitive and is planned for
minimal site disturbances," said
Adams. "Improvements such as
recreation, basketball, tennis, vol-
leyball, tots play areas and other
open spaces are planned for this
area."
The plan for the archealogically
sensitive area reflects suggestions
from the State Historic Preserva-
tion Office, Adams added.
To access the project, developers
plan to build a road off Kings Hill,
near the Kings Hill and Route 107
intersection. A second emergency
gated exit would be constructed on
the valley side of the property as
well, explained Adams.
"We will have the access road
run around the exterior of the
property to make it pedestrian
friendly," said Adams. "It will be
similar to Crown Bay with vehi-
cles kept on the perimeter so there
is no conflict between vehicular
and pedestrian traffic."
Construction would likely take
place in several stages, depending
on financing, the developers ex-
plained at the public hearing.
Marsh Legacy Group vice pres-
ident Chandra Richards assured
CZM Committee members wary
of half-completed developments
that the project would be seen
through to the end.
"We have personal ties to this
property," said Roberts. "We're
not some outside developer that's
going to come in and rape the
land. We have pride in this island
- our family and our history and
our culture are here."
Water for the development is
planned to come from two fresh
water wells, which will be pumped
by windmill driven power to a re-
verse osmosis facility on the prop-
erty. The brine which contains
much less saline than if the intake
was salt water said Adams -
would be pumped into retention
ponds on site.
The biggest concern raised at
the meeting about the project was
flooding, an issue the developers
said they were addressing. While
the land is in a flood plain, so are
many other areas in the Virgin Is-
lands, explained Adams.
"There has been much concern
about flooding in the area and the
land is located in a flood plain," he
said. "But, so what? So is most of


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Charlotte Amalie."
"There is no reason not to build
in a flood plain," said Adams.
"We've addressed that concern."
Although Thomas contended
that while there is a lot of run-off
in the area, the property itself had
never flooded, several residents
and CZM Committee members
were not convinced.
"What I'm hearing doesn't
make sense," said St. John CZM
Committee member Gerry Hills.
"I waded through six inches of
water in the parking lot of Love
City Mini Mart last week. That
area does flood."
The developer is planning to
construct six retention ponds to
contain flood water, explained Ad-
ams.
"Most of the water goes around
the property, not through the prop-
erty," Adams said. "We are pro-
posing to add two more culverts to
divert water and we hope that the
Department of Public Works will
address the road itself."
"We're also installing six reten-
tion ponds which will allow the
sediment to settle before the water
runs over the road," said Adams.
Six people testified at the hear-
ing, and most were in favor of the
project, but flooding was still a
concern.
"I want this project to happen
but I have concerns," said Pam


Gaffin, who was pleased to be in
favor of a project for once. "This
area is a flood plain and there is a
lot of water. Before one building
goes up, the entire infrastructure
should be in place."
The water flows from the uphill
areas, pointed out CZM Commit-
tee member Hills.
"Your property is not the source
of the water," said Hills. "This




2009 RAIN

DATA

at Trunk Bay


November Rainfall
5.5 inches

Average
November Rainfall
6.77 Inches

Total YTD Rainfall
39.02 Inches

Average YTD
Rainfall
40.31 Inches


run-off is coming from up hill of
you. But this is an opportunity to
address the problem and help the
watershed."
Representing the Coral Bay
Community Council, Elvis Marsh
cautioned the developer to look
closer at building and drainage
costs.
"It could easily cost $3 million
for the storm system alone," said
Elvis Marsh. "The retention ponds
are inadequate for the amount of
water that flows through the prop-
erty. Estimates for the project are
inadequate and underfunded."
"There are many things that
need to be looked at closely here,"
he said.
The development of Coral Bay
is the logical place for the island
to grow, according to Brion Mor-
risette who testified in favor of the
project.
"St. John will continue to grow
and the only logical place for that
is Coral Bay," said Morrisette. "I
think this is a very good project
and projects of this nature need to
be encouraged."
The public has until Wednes-
day, December 9, to submit testi-
mony in writing to CZM through
the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources.
For more information call 773-
1082.


INDEX
Business Directory ............. 24
Church Schedules ..............24
Classified Ads ............. 22-23
Community Calendar .........20
Crossword Puzzle ...............20
Ferry Schedules .................20
Historical Bits & Pieces ......15
Letters ......................... 16-17
Police Log ...................... 21
Real Estate ................. 25-27
Senator at Large Reports ...12
W ha's Happn'nin'...................4...



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Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Surprises Continue at The Beach Bar


St. John Tradewinds
When the Jazz veterans ap-
peared to play last Sunday,
they were outstanding! Two
other musicians were among
the missing, but Louis, Joe and
Andrew carried on. That's hard
on the chops, but they rose to
the occasion with ease!
In the midst of the top jazz, a
man stopped to ask if I remem-
bered that he made the T-shirts
for both Steel Unlimited I and
II. Of course, I didn't, but that's
a real surprise. It's always a joy
to see a friend from the good
ol' days!
VIPD Surprise
They were locking up the
FirstBank parking lot as I
turned in, when along came


Officer Callwood and a very
attractive policewoman (unfor-
tunately, I didn't ask her name)
- their attitudes were positive,
very pleasant and full of con-
cern about my safety as they
stopped traffic to allow me to
back into Sally's parking spac-
es. What a difference it makes
to know that there are officers
on duty who really care.
Cell Phone Fascination
I have decided that I'm still
living in the pre-cell phone age
- after parking by the Cruz
Bay dock I realized that one
out of three travelers were talk-
ing on their phones. How much
can you say or maybe it's a
desire to be part of the modern
age.


Christmas Bird Count Set for Dec. 19
The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is set for Saturday, De-
cember 19, starting at 7:30 am. Volunteers are needed.
For anyone who is not sure of the bird species, the group will as-
sign a more experienced birder partner. Anyone interested in partici-
pating should contact Laurel Brannick at 776-6201 ext. 257.


With GHS Seeds for Success Matching Fund

Program, Donors Can Make a Difference


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A small donation to a school
might not seem like it makes a
difference, but when it's matched
nine to one, it definitely makes an
impact.
The Gifft Hill School got an
Christmas present this year when
anonymous angels set up a match-
ing fund program at the island pri-
vate school recently.
The Seeds for Success Program
was launched within the school last
month and includes different levels
of matching funds, explained GHS
development director Beth Jones.
"It's very, very exciting," said
Jones. "These people are anony-
mous angels of the school who
have offered to match any donation
made before December 31."
The anonymous holiday angels
are offering different levels of
matching funds, depending on who
is making the gifts.
Donations from students, fac-
ulty, parents and alumni will be
matched nine to one. So a donation
to the Seeds for Success Program
of just $100 from any parent will
be matched by a $900 donation


from the anonymous angels.
Grandparents who make dona-
tions will see their gifts matched
five to one and community sup-
porters will have their donations
matched two to one. The donations
will be capped at $1 million and
GHS hopes to come close to that
mark.
Last year, the school hosted a
one to one matching campaign
which garnered about $150,000.
This year, school officials hope to
exceed that amount and make sig-
nificant additions to the GHS gen-
eral fund.
While the funds can't be set
aside for particular areas, the Seeds
for Success donation forms include
"Giving Trees" for people to se-
lect their specific areas of interest,
Jones explained.
"The money will go to the
scholarship fund, travel fund and
teacher and faculty development,"
she said. "You can't earmark the
funds specifically, but we want to
know what people want to support.
We want to get an idea of where
people's interests lie."
"We did this to see what mo-
tivates people to give to GHS,"


Jones said. "The interesting thing
is that almost all of the faculty put
'scholarships' and almost all the
parents have put 'faculty and staff
development' which really shows
how committed everyone is to the
school and its mission."
Through the Seeds for Success
program, the anonymous GHS
supporters are showing their faith
and commitment to the school,
Jones added.
"They really believe in our
school and they really believe in
education," said Jones. "These
people believe in the potential of
what this property and our facility
can be for the whole island, not just
Gifft Hill School. "
No matter how much GHS gar-
ners from the matching fund pro-
gram, school officials were thank-
ful for their early holiday present.
"This is an amazing opportunity
for the school," said Jones. "It's
like a little gift from heaven. These
are amazing people."
To make a donation, call Jones
at 776-1730, pick up a donation
form at Holiday Homes or Arawak
Expeditions or check out www.
pinepeaceauction.com.


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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Mary Burks


With spinnakers flying, the fleet heads back into Coral Bay harbor.



Large Fleet Takes To the Seas

28th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After finishing off their turkeys
and putting away their dishes, St.
John sailors awoke on Friday, No-
vember 27, and readied their boats
for the 29th Annual Thanksgiving
Regatta.
With winds at a light but steady
seven to 10 knots, about 20 ves-
sels, including single-handed sail-
ors and gaff rigged boats, headed
out of the Coral Bay harbor on No-
vember 27, the first day of racing.
Jack Spaniard, Windshift and
Paradise Found topped their sin-
gle-handed classes while Sweet
Ting and Tamar won their gaff
classes.
Although the wind tapered off
even more on Saturday, November
28, more than 30 boats took to the
seas on the second day of racing.
Top finishers included Sweet Ting,
Southern Breeze, Southbound and
Terra Nova, which just beat out
the crew aboard Osprey.
Following a long day on the
water, sailors and skippers gath-
ered at Skinny Legs for a post-race
party and awards ceremony featur-
ing St. Louis swing band Hudson
and Hoodoo Cats.
Hosted by the Coral Bay Yacht
Club, the annual Thanksgiving re-
gatta is a major fundraiser for the
local volunteer youth sailing pro-
gram Kids And The Sea.
Long-time local sailor Denise
Wright, who skippered her Cal
27 Reality Switch in the race, won


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Mark Burks


Larry and Paige Clarke aboard the sole multi-hull in the
regatta, Wave Goodbye.


the coveted raffle prize a brand
new inflatable dinghy and out-
board motor.
In addition to the awards for top
class finishers, the Coral Bay Yacht


Club honored John Costanzo with
the Peter Muilenberg Spirit of the
Regatta Award and Paige Clarke
as the best saleswoman, for selling
the most raffle tickets.


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After Six Months of Working on VINP


Transportation, Isler Returns Home


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
There is hope for the V.I. National Park's parking
woes.
After spending almost six months working with
key stakeholders, transportation expert Beth Isler re-
turned to home to Vermont last month, but not before
setting in place the steps to address parking issues in
the heavily-used park.
Isler arrived on St. John in the beginning of June
and set to work immediately identifying possible
Transportation Steering Committee members.
The group consisted of officials from the Depart-
ment of Public Works, Department of Planning and
Natural Resources, Taxicab Commission, VITRAN,
Department of Tourism, Caneel Bay Resort, Westin
Resort and Villas and V.I. National Park (VINP).
"We met monthly to establish a vision and goals
for the transportation plan and to identify what proj-
ects were needed," said Isler. "During my last week,
we worked on prioritizing the projects so we could
end up with an order of what we want to focus on
first, second, etc."
The steering committee set the establishment of
routine scheduled taxi service along the North Shore
Road at the top the list of projects to address, Isler
explained.
Top Project: Regular Taxi Service
"The top project was working with the local taxi
industry to get regular scheduled taxi service in the
park," she said. "The Taxicab Commission has been
working really closely with us and Judy Wheatly has
been so wonderful as our liaison with the taxi driv-
ers."
Other top projects included implementing a sig-
nage plan, an erosion and sediment control plan and
improving the VINP's dock at Red Hook, Isler add-
ed.
"The sign plan would call for a comprehensive
plan to install consistent traffic signs so people are
informed and can find their way around easily and
safely," said the transportation expert. "There are
some missing signs out there and ones that aren't nec-
essary or are obsolete. The idea is to have updated and
regulated signs so they're all consistent."
Creating a sediment and erosion plan for the un-
paved roads located within VINP also topped the list
of priorities for the Transportation Steering Commit-
tee to address. The group hopes to work in conjunc-
tion with Coral Bay Community Council leaders who
have been working on sediment control for months,
Isler explained.


"People want to see an erosion and sediment con-
trol plan for the unpaved roads and that is great be-
cause the CBCC has a lot going on in this area so
we can hopefully work together to prioritize road seg-
ments to address," she said.
Finally, the steering committee wanted to see the
VINP Red Hook dock improved, Isler added.
"They really wanted to see the Park Service dock
at Red Hook be reconstructed and we're working
closely with Division of Fish and Wildlife to recon-
struct the map," said Isler. "The plan is to make it
more accessible for people and keep it as another ac-
cess point from St. Thomas to St. John. We're going
to work with the park's commercial use permit hold-
ers on this issue as well."
During her time on St. John, Isler established strong
relationships and set the framework for real progress
on the VINP's congestion and parking problems.
"I feel like we did a lot of good work and I'm very
grateful to everyone on the steering committee," said
Isler. "The St. John Roadway Committee was also
very helpful and welcomed me into their meetings.
They were very open and I'm grateful to them."
Isler also worked closely with St. John Administra-
tor Leona Smith, Senator at Large Craig Barshinger,
and VINP Superintendent Mark Hardgrove, explained
the transportation specialist.
"Administrator Smith was great to work with and
was very helpful," said Isler. "Senator Barshigner and
I had some great talks about parking and all around
transportation issues and planning frameworks on the
island."
"I loved working with Mark Hardgrove, he was so
helpful," Isler said. "He guided me and gave me a lot
of free rein to direct things as I thought they should
be. Mark and all of the staff I will miss them very
much."
Looking ahead, Isler does see hope for the VINP's
parking woes as long as all stakeholders work in uni-
son, she added.
"I think there is hope," said the transportation ex-
pert. "There are a lot of people who are interested in
this and there is a lot of knowledge out there. It's just
a matter of getting everyone together and talking so
we can make it happen."
Isler hopes to return to St. John sometime and see
an improved transportation plan for the VINP. In the
meantime, residents can check out updates to the plan
and provide feedback at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/.
Choose Virgin Islands National Park from the pull-
down menu and then select the "VIIS Alternative
Transportation Plan" on the next page.






St. John Tradewinds, December 7-13, 2009 7


Volunteers Make Jumbie Beach

Access Safer with New Trail


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Getting to Jumbie Bay is safer now thanks to a new trail,
which starts directly across from the parking lot.


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Getting to Jumbie Beach is now
a whole lot safer thanks to VI. Na-
tional Park Volunteer Coordina-
tor Jeff Chabot and his crew, who
cut a new trail last week from the
North Shore Road adjacent to the
Jumbie parking area all the way
down to the beach.
Previous access required beach-
goers to park on the south side of
North Shore Road, cross the street
and then and walk along the road
to the steps leading down to the
beach. The new trail head is now
directly across the road from the
Jumbie parking area, and offers
a slope gentle enough for even
strollers to traverse.
Jumbie was identified by the
VINP's Safety Committee as an
area that needed attention, ex-
plained committee chairperson
Christy McManus.


"It was just very obvi-
ous going down there
that walking from the
parking lot to the stairs,
where traffic travels so
fast, was just so ex-
tremely dangerous."
Christy McManus,
VINP's Safety Committe chairperson

"We organized the safety com-
mittee last year and evaluated all
the visitor sites in the park for safe-
ty hazards and potential problems
and solution," said McManus. "It
was just very obvious going down
there that walking from the parking
lot to the stairs, where traffic trav-
els so fast, was just so extremely
dangerous."
Chabot and his crew of volun-


teers were out in full force last
week cutting the new trail. Only
noninvasive species were removed
from the area, and volunteers car-
ried dirt and rock fill down by hand
to ensure a gentle slope.
The old stairs leading down
to Jumbie will eventually be re-
moved, and while the new trail is
not yet marked, it's "very obvi-
ous," according to McManus. A
rock wall lines the entire length of
the trail.
"This was a real natural solution
to make the beach safer and more
accessible," she said. "The volun-
teers worked so hard, surpassing
anything I had imagined. I was just
really blown away."
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visitors by keeping up with main-
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Evening in the Courtyard Draws Huge Crowd, Raises Thousands for GHS


By Andrea Milamn
St. John Tradewinds
The scene at Mongoose Junction on Black Friday, No-
vember 27, was similar to that at malls across the United
States with throngs of people defending on the shopping
complex.
The crowds had more than just shopping on their mind,
however; many of the hundreds of people who came out to
the Cruz Bay shopping center were there to support the Gifft
Hill School, the beneficiary of this year's Evening in the
Courtyard event, which raised $6,300 for the island private
school.
Students participated in many facets of the event, in-
cluding providing entertainment and raising money for the
school, explained GHS Development Director Beth Jones.
"All the kids eight and under strutted their stuff in Little
Planet's clothes for a fashion show under the direction of Liz
Putnam," said Jones. "Liz also directed cheerleaders and her
dance troupe, which performed outside of Bougainvillea."
Middle school students hosted a bake sale and manned
a gift wrapping station to raise money for their upcoming
trip to Costa Rica, and high school students helped with the
silent auction, which featured items donated by Mongoose
Junction merchants, to raise money for their trip to China.
Silent auction items included jewelry donated by R&I
Patton and Caravan, a boat trip donated by Activities Infor-
mation Center, artwork from several local artists donated


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical Focus


GHS elementary school cheerleaders show off
thier school spirit at Evening in the Courtyard.

by Bajo del Sol and an eel leather purse donated by Sea
Leathers.
Some of the money raised will go to GHS's scholarship
fund, while the remaining money will fund the students' up-
coming trips.
This year's Evening in the Courtyard marked the first
time GHS and Mongoose Junction partnered for such an
event.
The Mongoose Merchants Association decided for the
first time to turn its annual Evening in the Courtyard into a


fundraiser, and GHS was the logical choice for the event's
beneficiary, explained the association's treasurer, Tina
Ginther.
"We wanted to put a little life into the event, since it's been
a difficult year economically for everyone," said Ginther.
"We thought it'd be nice to do something in conjunction
with one of the schools to both benefit them and bring some
energy into Mongoose for Evening in the Courtyard. My
daughter goes to Gifft Hill School, and as a parent, I felt it'd
be nice to incorporate the two."
Mongoose merchants were eager to participate in the
fundraiser, Ginther continued.
"Everybody loved the idea," she said. "Our landlord at
Mongoose I is Glen Speer who's really involved in the St.
John community, and the merchants are very good about
wanting to benefit the island as a whole."
The event gave the kids and their parents the chance to
participate in their own fundraising, Ginther added. Mon-
goose Junction and GHS will likely partner annually for the
Evening in the Courtyard event, and each subsequent year
should be better and better, Ginther explained.
"The first time you do something is always a learning
experience, but it was really successful and it was fun," she
said. "We appreciate the school working with us on it and
we're very proud that it helped them. We'd like to thank
them for their time, and we look forward to making it even
better for next year."


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presents to open without the com-
munity's help.
Joe Palminteri and Lori Dudkin
are hosting the annual St. John Toy
Drive for the fourth time this year.
The local toy drive ensures that
all gifts collected are distributed
to children in need right on Love
City.
"Many people don't realize it,
but there are certainly families
right here on St. John who need
help during the holidays," said
Palminteri.
Residents are asked to drop off
new unwrapped toys for children
between the ages of 4 and 18 at
collection sites across the island
by Tuesday, December 15.
Collection sites are located at:
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St. John Tradewinds
With Christmas quickly ap-
proaching, Santa and his reindeer
need to get in shape before the big
night, so the St. John Landsharks
are hosting a run on Sunday, De-
cember 20, and everyone is in-
vited.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
and the race starts at 8 a.m. Dona-
tions of pet food or treats to benefit


the Animal Care Center, would be
appreciated. Runners should meet
at Annaberg parking lot.
Santa and two reindeer three
runners will run together as a
team. The race is not a relay the
three runners must start, run, and
finish together.
Jingle bells and "harness" will
be provide and participants should
feel free to elaborate with hats, tin-


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The course starts at Annaberg,
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then to Francis Bay and back to
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There will be fun Christmas
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St. John Tradewinds
The green sea turtle which was found floating
off Hawksnest Beach and pulled ashore by beach-
goers in October was taken into custody by VI.
National Park rangers.
The turtle was likely hit by a boat and found
by snorkelers who pulled it ashore and handed it
over to VINP rangers. Once the turtle, which did


not live, was in the hands of VINP officials, it was
wrapped in a tarp and taken off the beach.
Green sea turtles, and all sea turtles, are endan-
gered species and it is illegal to possess them, even
if they're not alive and even if they're in the hands
of scientists. After recording the turtle's weight
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Lynell Audain, right, played the steel pan during the grand opening last week.

Enjoy Down Island Views and Lunch

at Le Chateaux de Bordeaux Cafe


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
For the first time in almost a year, patrons soaked
up the cooling breezes and amazing views from Bor-
deaux Mountain last week while enjoying icy frozen
cocktails and crispy fried fish.
Le Chateau de Bordeaux Deck Cafe reopened un-
der new management on Tuesday, December 1, and
welcomed a steady stream of customers eager to en-
joy the vantage point again.
After the previous management shut the iconic
restaurant's doors last winter, property owner Lore-
lei Monsanto decided to open the restaurant herself.
While the inside fine dining restaurant is expected to
open shortly, for now Monsanto is concentrating on
the lunch offerings which are enticing.
Manning the kitchen is Luz "Jessica" Baez, a
Puerto Rican-native who grew up on Antigua and has
more than seven years of cooking experience under
her belt.
At Chateaux Bordeaux, Baez is whipping up fresh
cassava rolls an Antiguan speciality banana
conch fritters and an assortment of pates.
The menu also includes fresh soup made daily, a
variety of sandwiches, quesadillas, wraps and panin-
is, fresh catch of the day and crispy salads. Monsanto
expects to add fresh lobster rolls to the menu soon as
well.
While enjoying the view, customers won't be
shocked by their tabs. Prices range from $6 for a cup
of soup to $20 for the fresh fish of the day. Sandwich-
es run about $10 and are served with chips, or cole
slaw, pasta salad or sweet potato french fries for an
extra charge.
To wash down all that great food, there are frozen
fruit coladas and daquiris, margaritas, beer, soda and


The breathtaking, down-island view from
Le Chateaux de Bordeaux.
a full bar.
"I'm excited to have this open again," said Mon-
santo. "We've got some really great food and this
view just can't be beat."
At the grand opening celebration, customers en-
joyed steel pan music played by Lynell Audain and
sampled some of Baez's scrumptious lentil soup and
freshly made spiced onion rings.
"These aren't just ordinary onion rings they're
really tasty and they have a spice to them," said Vic-
toria Sansing, who was excited to have Chateaux
Bordeaux back open. "It's nice to come out to lunch
without going to town and the view is incredible."
Le Chateaux de Bordeaux Deck Cafe is open Tues-
day through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
Monsanto may be waking up even earlier soon, she
explained.
"We've had some requests to open early and serve
a sunrise breakfast," said Monsanto. "We're going to
think about that and see if we can make that work."
Also keep an eye out for dinner inside Chateaux
Bordeaux which is "soon come," Monsanto said.


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott







St. John Tradewinds, December 7-13, 2009 11


Starfish Market Goes Green with Eco-friendly Renovations


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Starfish Market is kicking off a
week-long party on Tuesday, De-
cember 7, to celebrate the comple-
tion of major renovations to the
supermarket located on the first
floor of The Marketplace.
While residents have already
been enjoying the store's sleek new
look including porcelain tiles
and expanded shelving Carlson
Construction officials have been
putting the finishing touches on
major environmentally-friendly
improvements to the store.
Renovations began in July and
throughout the more than five
months of work, the store never
shut its doors, which presented
unique challenges to the crew,
explained Carlson Construction
general manager Andy Arnold,
who was project manager on the
Starfish renovations.
"Keeping the construction con-
tained and allowing the store to
continue servicing the commu-
nity presented challenges," said
Arnold. "Containing the mayhem
that is created by construction
wasn't easy."
Carlson and subcontractors
who worked on the project more
than rose to the challenge. Reno-
vations the first major work on
the store in 10 years included
hi-tech upgrades to the refrigera-
tion and air conditioning systems,


explained Arnold.
"We replaced all the existing
refrigeration with new cases and
converted the cases to more eco-
friendly refrigeration," he said.
"In order to do that we had to use
all new copper piping to run the
refrigerant in the ceiling, which
we had not anticipated."
"We also replaced the air con-
ditioning with a computer driven
system that shuts itself off when it
reaches temperature and takes the
heat it reclaims and uses it to heat
their water," said Arnold.
The refrigeration system is also
computer driven to maintain tem-
perature and automatically defrost,
the project manager added.
"All of this was engineered to
be 21st century technology and
will save the store significant
money in its energy use," Arnold
said.
The old linoleum floor was re-
placed with porcelain tile, which
had to be installed in sections in
order to keep the disturbance to a
minimum, explained Arnold.
"The crew worked really hard
and functioned really well under
the stress of being confined and
doing the really messy work in the
evening in order to keep the store
open," he said. "Hilroy Francis
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"We replaced the sheet rock
with a new material called Aqua
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Other eco-friendly upgrades
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wooden shutters, bread displays,
crash rails and crown molding
with eucalyptus, a renewable
wood source. The new freezer
cases also include sensors, which
turn off the lights when no one is
around, Arnold added.
The project was one of the most
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"So much of the project had
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Carlson Construction has every
done and is the project that has
gotten the most positive feedback
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it."
While this round of renovations
will be complete this week, there
are still several components which
will be upgraded next year, Arnold
added.
"We hope next year to complete
the lighting program and we also
hope to modernize the deli order-
ing process," he said. "But we're
really happy with what we accom-
plished through the renovation
process. People really enjoy the
store now and have been saying
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all states have a PSC to oversee
the operation of companies that
have a monopoly.
Monopolies are allowed to
make a profit, usually in the range
of 7 to 12 percent. They are en-
couraged to make a wholesome
profit and expand and improve
their services. They are not sup-
posed to gouge their customers.
Without competition, a PSC is
needed to monitor the operation
of monopolies. For regular com-
panies that compete against each
other, no PSC is needed because
customers simply do business with
the companies that they choose.
If a company charges too much
or provides bad service, customers
are free to choose a competitor.
The PSC is often under fire. The
rank and file Virgin Islander, i.e.
the public, expects that the PSC
is supposed to protect them from
exploitation by the monopoly. The
PSC has been quick to point out at
meetings that it does not represent
the public, but rather it represents


both the public and the utility mo-
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reads presently.
There have been occasions in
the past 10 years where the PSC
has made decisions that seem to
ignore the needs and rights of the
public. The utilities appear to have
been favored.
Therefore, I am considering that
we might want to amend the PSC
reform bill to make PSC commis-
sioners elected positions, rather
than appointed. I have no problem
with commissioners becoming
full-time if it can be shown that
the workload requires it.
But I would want to see these
commissioners accountable to the
people who elected them. This
might give the public more pro-
tection.
What are your thoughts on this?
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You can also write a letter to the
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Public Services Commission
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would make commissioners full-
time, paid positions.
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nor and confirmed by the Senate.
They serve for a term of three
years. They receive no salary but
are paid a fee of $75 for their at-
tendance at meetings.
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needs of the people and the needs
of the utilities.
This applies to those compa-
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After rejecting the govern-
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weapons charges during retrial
next week.
The St. John man was convict-
ed of stabbing 21-year-old James
Cockayne to death after an Octo-
ber 2008 trial before V.I. Superior
Court Judge Brenda Hollar. That
conviction was later overturned,
however, when Hollar discovered
that prosecutors had not shared a
key piece of evidence with Ward's


defense lawyers until four months
after the trial.
Ward will face jury selection
this Friday, December 11, with his
retrial starting on Monday, De-
cember 14.
During his first trial, prosecu-
tors alleged that Ward first had
followed Cockayne from the Front
Yard Bar and stabbed him eight
times including a fatal wound
to Cockayne's femoral artery -
outside of Fashion Palace just af-
ter midnight on June 19, 2007.
Ward, 20, has been in jail on St.
Thomas since his arrest in June
2008.


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St. John Tradewinds
Steve Simon presents the fifth
annual St. John Christmas Music
Festival and Children's Parade on
Sunday, December 13.
A glorious night of free Jazz
concerts under the stars in the heart
of Cruz Bay in Winston Wells ball
field will follow immediately after
the parade.
Celebrating its fifth anniversary,
the St. John Christmas Children's
Parade has become a tradition with
many of the island's groups and
hundreds of children participating.
This year, a record-breaking
number of floats will ring in the
holiday season. It is truly a pa-
rade for all ages. Starting in front
of Mongoose Junction, Santa will
lead the torch-lit parade through
Cruz Bay, around the ferry dock
and then up to Winston Wells Ball
Field.
Live Christmas music will fill
the air with island steel pan bands
and plenty of Reggae sounds. The
parade route will be filled with
Christmas spirit as locals and visi-
tors line both sides of the street.
Upon reaching Winston Wells ball
field, Santa will be giving every
child in attendance a free Christ-
mas gift. So plan on coming early
and staying late to enjoy a fabu-
lous free Jazz concert by some of
the Virgin Islands' most talented
high school Jazz musicians.
Opening the concert will be
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and saxophone prodigy Malachi
Thomas and his amazing band Jazz
Lake featuring Jonte Samuels and
J'Moi Powell on sax, Tabari Lake
on bass, Kai Richardson on trum-
pet, Deveron Leonard on percus-
sion and Louis Taylor on piano.
Following Jazz Lake will be the
renowned Central High School Jazz
Ensemble from St. Croix under the
leadership of Mr. Stan Joines. This
incredible band features Kardelle
President on keyboards, Ishmael
Rodriguez on bass, J'Von Smith
on drums, Tyrone Benjamin on
tenor sax, Ernel Edmond on trum-
pet, Ajeeb Abdulbaeth on alto sax
and congas, Benjamin Flenyol on


tenor sax, and Jazz vocalist Jeaiza
Quinones.
Food and beverage service will
be available all evening so bring a
chair or bring a blanket but please
be cool... no coolers.
This renowned annual holiday
family event is sponsored by the
"Angels" at Merchants Commer-
cial Bank, the Lumberyard Com-
plex, Tropical Properties, First-
Bank, Chelsea Drugs, Theodore
Tunick and Company, Donald
Sussman and Steve and Helen Si-
mon.
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Kate Norfleet designed the new signs which will be posted across St. John soon.


New Recycling Bins and Posters Coming

to St. John Thanks to VIWMA Grant


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As Love City continues to em-
brace aluminum can recycling,
new bins and signage will soon
be popping up across the island
thanks to a grant from the VI.
Waste Management Authority.
The St. John Community Foun-
dation will receive the grant, worth
more than $20,000, and pass the
funds on to the Recycling Associa-
tion of the Virgin Islands (RAVI)
St. John Chapter.
After VIWMA announced that
$50,000 grants were available for
each of the three main U.S. Virgin
Islands, SJCF executive director
Paul Devine jumped at the chance
for St. John funding.
"For this grant, St. John was
considered separate from St.
Thomas," said Devine. "This is the
first time I've heard about St. John
having its own grant opportunity,
so I jumped at it."
Last month VIWMA awarded
a $20,553 grant to SJCF, which
will be doled out over several pay-
ments. So far SJCF has received
the first half of the grant, about
$10,277, and expects to receive
additional payments in 25 percent
increments every three months.
RAVI St. John, for which


Devine serves as project manager,
formed a subcommittee to handle
the funds, which decided so far to
purchase bins and signs.
The group has spent a total of
$3,500 to purchase and ship 12
new collection bins, Devine ex-
plained.
"The bins are nicer and bright-
er," said Devine. "They're for
businesses to use and if things
work out, we'll buy more for our
larger sites and to use at events."
Kate-N-Design Signage
RAVI St. John has also ear-
marked part of the SJCF grant
for 60 shiny new recycling signs.
Kate Norfleet, of Kate N Design,
created two signs for the recycling
group. One design has a "No Lit-
tering" message and the other de-
sign alerts residents to an upcom-
ing collection site.
"We bought 60 signs, 30 with
the 'Recycle Bin Ahead' message
that we'll put near the bin sites and
30 with the 'Please Don't Litter'
message which we'll post around
the island," said Devine. "We're
going to work with Department
of Public Works who are helping
us to get metal posts to install the
signs properly."
"We've also gotten permission
to use public land," Devine said.


The signs should be on St. John
by December and installed by the
end of the year or early next year,
Devine added.
"This will all be done by volun-
teers," he said. "We'll need volun-
teers to install the concrete bases
for the signs and for the actual in-
stallation along the roadways."
The second round of the grant
will most likely be used to jump
start the recycling group's educa-
tion campaign, Devine explained.
"We'll use the next installation
of the grant for educational materi-
als and informational pamphlets,"
he said. "We're hoping to have
seminars with community groups
and schools to instruct them how
to recycle and support the group.
That should start up in early
2010."
As more and more residents
and visitors take advantage of the
opportunity to recycle their cans,
RAVI St. John needs additional
volunteers to adopt collection
bins.
The group meets the third Tues-
day of each month at 6 p.m. at the
SJCF office on the third floor of
The Marketplace. To join the re-
cycling effort or for more infor-
mation about RAVI St. John call
Devine at 693-9410.






















St. John Tradewinds
In the short period of time be-
tween the beginning of this ar-
ticle and its conclusion here, I am
happy to report Guy Benjamin is
busy selling copies of his reprinted
book "Me and My Beloved Vir-
gin," available in Coral Bay at
Guy's home or at the Friends store
in Mongoose Junction. George
Tyson has published a new book
on the St. Croix labor movement,
"Searching for Truth and Justice:
The Writings of Ralph de Chab-
ert." Betsy Rezende, a Crucian
historian, has published a new
book "Old Pictures of St. Croix
1860-1917," available at Dockside
Bookstore.
The most important person to
the St. John Historical Society
during this decade was Stephen
C. Edwards, who lead many of the
major efforts of the society.
In the photograph above we can
see Edwards writing history with
other society members not pontifi-
cating from a lectern on obscure
points that mean little but impress
everyone about how obtuse one
can be.
Edwards was a true leader who
taught by example and who in-
spired people to contribute their
best to the organization. He coun-
seled young people on history as


Members of the St. John
Historical Society Inventory
Committee at work in Cruz
Bay.

a career and shared his enjoyment
of history with all who cared to
listen.
His writings were clear, con-
cise, and informative. He wrote
definitive descriptions of the ma-
jor plantations on the north shore
from Caneel through Mary's Point
which became an essential part of
the National Park Service study of
this major corridor.
He worked effectively on di-
verse projects with a wide variety
of groups. He was instrumental in
the development of a self-guided
tour of St. John with a detailed ac-
count of the African Rebellion of
1733. He also wrote several stud-
ies of individual plantations in-
cluded as part of the archeological
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Edwards worked closely with
Fred Gjessing, the Historical Ar-
chitect for the Park in preserving
its historical structures. Unfortu-
nately for us, most of Mr. Gjess-
ing's records are now located at
the University of Puerto Rico.
Another of Edward's major
accomplishments was the preser-
vation of John L. Anderson's 35
years worth of research and re-
cords, which formed the basis of
"The Night of the Silent Drums,"
the definitive work on the Slave
Revolt of 1733.
Edwards built upon Anderson's
extensive research with his own
trips to the National Archives and
Copenhagen and his own exten-
sive files on St. John. Fortunately,
through the network of scholars
and translators he developed in
Denmark, he was able to further
his research without frequent trips
there.
He visited Fortsberg often and
had a learned appreciation of its
pivotal role in St. John history. He
generously shared his knowledge
of St. John with visiting scholars,
the society, and virtually anyone
interested in its history.
We all mourn the historians
above who are no longer with us
but thank them profusely for their
contributions to our history.


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...The Golden Decade Continued


St. John Tradewinds, December 7-13, 2009 15




ALPINE ENERGY DEAL
IS DANGEROUS

To: Governor John de Jongh, Jr.
Coke and garbage used as fuel in a furnace or incinerator
is dangerous. Burning causes toxic flue gas emissions
and thereby acid rain. Acid rain will fall on the Virgin
Islands, potentially ruining all cistern water, ground water
and harming fruit trees and vegetation. People will suffer.

To: Senators Craig Barshinger, Louis Hill, Wayne
James, Samuel Sames, Patrick Simeon Sprauve,
Carlton Dowe
You are wrong in approving the Alpine land lease and
false to the people.

To: Public Service Commissioners (PSC) Joseph
Boshulte, Verne David, Donald Cole, M. Jackson
You have deceived the people of the Virgin Islands by
voting yes to the Alpine agreements.

To: Hugo Hodge Jr., Executive Director of the Virgin
Islands Water and Power Authority
You are wrong and false to the people of the Virgin
Islands. The Alpine agreements is a burden the people
cannot bear.

To: May Adams Cornwall, Executive Director of the
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
Burning garbage is dangerous to public health and could
kill people.

To: Residents of Bovoni
Stand firm. Your life is at risk, we will stand with you and
against the evil committed against you.

To: The Family of William, who died of age 42 and
lived in Bovoni
We will persevere!

R.V. Johansson
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Dear Mr. Basil Ottley,
V.I. Desk Officer
(Dept. of the Interior)
Like many areas of concern in
our community it appears that get-
ting the correct answers continues
to be elusive.
Since the Friends of Mandahl
Bay protest or more specifically
Hull Bay protest to include the Co-
alition to Save Lindbergh Bay, the
community has said in one accord
we are going to challenge unre-
strained, reckless, poorly planned,
and secret based policy initiatives
that have been the practice of our
government.
Our government again has
signed an agreement without any,
I mean any community input!
At times it seems like we cannot
get the transparency that was the
"popular catch phrase" during the
campaigns of 2006 and 2008 in the
Virgin Islands.
This most recent agreement
between Alpine, WAPA, and our
government has left us filled with
animosity and frustration. The
public did not know that pet coke
(Petroleum Coke) was the fuel of


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choice to generate 27 of the 33
megawatts on St. Thomas and half
of the total megawatts on St. Croix
once the trash was deducted from
the total source.
Alpine applied to provide 13.5
megawatts with trash being the
fuel on both islands; then WAPA
would purchase the energy gener-
ated from trash. Somewhere be-
tween the initial agreement and
signing of the proposal pet coke
was introduced into the equation.
As a result, the environmental
community has generated a few
questions that need to be answered
before any permits can be granted.
However, if permits are granted
we will continue to solicit assis-
tance from you, your agency, or
other governing bodies to hear and
respond to our complaints.
The most glaring problem I
have deciphered stems from the
20th century fuel source being
financed by our government at a
rate of $18 millions per year, not
included in the $440 million deal.
In addition, the rate payers are be-
ing billed an additional $5 million
by WAPA which has to pay Boston


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Pacific, R.W. Beck, and Law Firm
Skadden, Arps, and Slate for con-
tractual work.
President Obama has set aside
tens of millions of dollars in green
technology. Why would we totally
embrace old technology (pet coke
with all of the potential negative
consequences) as opposed to taken
advantage of the resources avail-
able to us as an un-Incorporated
territory of the U.S.?
Assistant Secretary of the Inte-
rior Anthony Babauta stated in his
address to the 28th Legislature on
November 19, 2009 that, "Protect-
ing the environment above and be-
low the surrounding ocean is im-
measurable; we are the inheritors
of a deeply rooted and rich culture
where respect for Mother Earth
has always been at the epicenter of
our concern.
In addition Mr. Babauta shared
another timely position which he
said, "his department will focus
on renewable energy alternatives
that reduces carbon dioxide emis-
sions, and end our dependency on
foreign oil."
If we implement this agreement
it would set us back 20 years in
an era when the potential for new
and progressive energy sources are
optional. Within the next twenty
years the average person would be
much more informed in the field
green technology with all of the
benefits thereof.
Two generations from now we
would have saddled our grand
children with this worth less ener-
gy source and at what cost? Health
cost and environmental cost are the
most obvious costs that we cannot
make light of.
Progressive thinking commu-
nities must join in with President
Obama and say yes to Green Tech-
nology Now! Also, one must be-
lieve that Green Technology will
be reasonably priced, reliable, and
dependable within the next 3 to 5
years.
Your leadership, support, and
guidance would be greatly appre-
ciated as we move forward pre-
paring for this project. Patiently, I
await your response.
Clarence Payne
St. Thomas Resident


Alpline Agreement Would Be Big Step Backward


Serafina Francesa Sullivan


Craig Sullivan and Suzanne Schlessinger welcomed their
beautiful baby girl Serafina Francesca Sullivan into the world on
September 25, 2009. At birth, Serafina weighed five pounds, five
ounces and measured 18-and-a-half inches long.
Congratulations Suzanne and Craig!


GHS Thanks Evening in the

Courtyard Supporters

Gifft Hill School would like to thank the community for its support
during the Evening in the Courtyard event at Mongoose Junction last
Friday, November 27, 2009.
Mongoose Merchants Association generously approached GHS
with the idea of supporting the school by offering silent auctions in
the stores and raffles with items donated by individual merchants.
Tina Petitto, treasurer of the Merchants Association and owner of
Hurricane Alley, was instrumental in planning the event.
Our sincere thanks goes out to Tina and to all of the participating
Mongoose merchants: R & I Patton Goldsmithing; Big Planet; Cara-
van Gallery; Activities Information Center; Portico; Beauty Lounge;
The Tap Room; Hurricane Alley; Ocean Grill; Fabric Mill; Sugarb-
irds; Island Fancy; Bougainvillea; Best of Both Worlds; Friends of
the Park Store; Bamboula; Arawak Expeditions; Sun Dog Cafe; Sea
Leathers; St. John Insurance; and Bajo el Sol and its participating art-
ists (Kimberly Boulon, Livy Hitchcock, Bill Johnson, Aimee Trayser,
Gail Van de Bogurt,).
We are so grateful to all of the community members who came
to the event, participated in the silent auctions, and purchased raffle
tickets.
Thanks also to all of the GHS students who volunteered their time
that evening or performed during the event. We hope you all enjoyed
it and thank you for your support!
Sincerely,
Molly Murrill
Gifft Hill School
Development Office



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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Untruth Part 1


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


Untruth, phoniness and insincerity surround us
- we are submerged as in the sea of air we breathe.
Political posturing over opposing policies and ideolo-
gies or against an opponent and commercial advertis-
ing on TV are extreme examples but there are many
others.
Such disinformation is not all or most of our com-
munication, but pervasively more than we'd like to
think or acknowledge. Cultural, racial, ethnic and re-
gional contentions are also rich sources of untruth and
insincerity, phoniness and hypocrisy.
To adequately lay out here the extent of it all, it
would be difficult to know where to begin or when
to stop. You wouldn't want to acknowledge some of
it, and I have the distinct impression that local news-
paper editors wouldn't print some of it as being too
divisive.
One is not entitled to cry "Fire!" in a crowded the-
ater apparently even if there is a fire. Perhaps there is
too fine a distinction to draw, between calling atten-
tion to a fire that's being smothered but is still burn-
ing underground, and uncovering that fire to flare up
again. I don't want it to flare up, but I do want to point
out that part of what it's being smothered with is hy-
pocrisy.
Science and logic teach us that we can distin-
guish the presence of something only if there is its
absence to compare it to, so there is in fact objective
straightforward communication. By comparison how
nice that is! (And there's silence, that's nice too. You
should be so lucky, later for that.)
It has often been noted that untruth and insincerity
are elements in the glue of social intercourse. Glue is
hard for me to breathe so I avoid social intercourse
and social gatherings, I feel suffocated and want to
stay away.
I have to acknowledge that it is healthier and nor-
mal to adjust instead, to be desensitized and comfort-
able in what is after all the human condition. It is also
normal to want to be accepted and part of the group.
And it is natural to want to justify ourselves as well,
our interests and concerns, and our biases.
To those ends we may resort to deceit and hypoc-
risy, and also to a psychological condition called "be-
ing in a state of denial." Deceit and hypocrisy we con-
sider intentional. Self-deceit and being in denial seem
less deliberate.
However, I see a slippery slope that self-deceit
and being in denial are not wholly unintentional; that
deceit and hypocrisy are not wholly freely chosen.


Philosophers have long questioned whether or not
we have free will at all. Or whether or not objectiv-
ity is only an illusion since every statement we make
requires a point of view and thus whether or not
reasoning can be truly impartial. Observers of the hu-
man condition have noted for ages that at the very
least strong passions impair reasoning.
My favorite quotation from eighteenth century
Scottish philosopher David Hume, which I found
in a book about him many years ago, goes so far as
to claim: "We speak not strictly and philosophically
when we talk of the combat ofpassion and of reason.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the pas-
sions, and can never pretend to any other office than
to serve and obey them."
I found a report in a newsweekly too, of a con-
temporary scientific study which used instruments for
measuring activity in the brain and found that when
locations associated with emotion became strongly
lit, indicating high activity, locations associated with
reasoning and control dimmed.
I have also noted personally that being strongly
attracted has on occasion cancelled out concern for
loyalty to another (yet still wanting it for myself), for
doing right or thinking through the consequences.
Also I believe that I have seen repeatedly where in-
telligent sincere people (among others) on both sides
of some important question demonstrate how desire
dictates to reasoning to arrive at the desired conclu-
sion. It seems passion can have too strong a grip to let
mere reason and a sense of fairness or justice decide,
or even reexamine, the case.
Besides, then one runs the risk of being accused
of flip-flopping or disloyalty to the cause (as opposed
to justice). Anyone who does try to be objective and
fair is going to be drowned out and pushed aside by
the many for whom objectivity and fairness isn't the
point.
Again, I'm not saying that's all that goes on. Plen-
ty of people are out there doing better and making
a difference. From diverging perspectives and their
respective chosen foci, Mr. Sam Topp and Dr. Dean
Adell on talk radio for example, while only human,
do their best week after week.
Every so often even the rest of us are up to making
an effort. Many of us manage to be relatively objec-
tive (if true objectivity is philosophically impossible)
and fair, and biased at the same time or interchange-
ably.
Nicholas Childs


St. John Rescue Needs Volunteers

St. John rescue is looking for volunteers to join its dedicated team of first responders. The group par-
ticularly needs volunteers in Coral Bay.
Rescue is planning a First Responder Class in January 2010. This would be an excellent time to join,
become a First Responder, and assist the community during emergencies. Please contact Bob Malacarne
at 626-5118 or Chris Jordan at 514-4793.
Help save a life and make a difference join St. John Rescue.


2008
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 18
Under Investigation: 18
Solved: 0

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

Grand Larcenies: 68
Under Investigation: 68
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


2009
TO-DATE
Homicide: 1
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 4
Under Investigation: 4
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: 68
Under Investigation: 66
Solved: 4

Grand Larcenies: 64
Under Investigation: 61
Solved: 3

Rapes: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0


St. John Tradewinds' Keeping Track data comes from the V.I.
Police Department's Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an
unofficial record of calls to the station, reports and arrests on St.
John.



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

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

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

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






18 St. John Tradewinds, December 7-13, 2009


New Retail Ventures Opening at The Marketplace


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of St. John Landsharks


Runners line up at the Turkey Day 5K run at
Anaberg, above.

Record Number of Runners

Turn Out for Turkey Day 5K
St. John Tradewinds
The 2009 Turkey Day 5K was a huge success with a wonderful
turnout of 80 people who, despite the man-eating mosquitoes, as-
sembled at Annaberg for a pre-holiday feast workout on Thursday
morning, November 26.
A large number of families both locals and visitors came
out to enjoy the morning and run the course together, with many
of the youngsters surpassing their parents.
The new course this year showcased the beauty of St. John and
V.I. National Park by combining a bit of road and dirt trail running
in the scenic Francis Bay and Anaberg Sugar Plantation areas.
Top finishers took home tasty Thanksgiving treats such as pies,
quick bread, dinner rolls, and cookies from Baked in the Sun.
Some of the treats never even made it home and were devoured
right there on the spot.
This year, event participants were asked to donate a canned or
non-perishable food item to be donated to a St. John soup kitchen.
The response was very enthusiastic and a large box was filled
to overflowing with donated items which were given to Catholic
Charities.
The St. John Landsharks would like to thank everyone for com-
ing out and making this year's Turkey Day 5K the best ever. The
group would also like to thank St. John Rescue for attending the
event and keeping a watchful eye over everyone. For a complete
list of results, check out the website www.stjohnlandsharks.com.

TOP FINISHERS

Male
1) Charles Dewey 18:51
2) Adam Thill 20:07
3) Brent Lynn 21:06
4) Evan Jones 21:10
5) Kevin Chipman 21:27

Female
1) Jamis Huff23:15
2) Sarah Swan 24:54
3) Melanie Edmondson 24:57
4) Amanda Hill 25:10
5) Alexis Gruczkowski 26:07

Kids Short Course
1) Adelaide Jones 14:07
2) Joie Gerhardt 24:00
3) Alex Bennet 24:00


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Just in time for the Holiday
shopping season, two new retail
shops are expected to open this
week in The Marketplace.
The popular Big Planet stores
in Mongoose Junction will have a
presence at The Marketplace when
a "pop-up" holiday outpost opens
this week.
The new Big Planet will take
over the former St. John Cabinets
location on the second floor of the
shopping complex and will of-
fer deals galore, explained owner
Pretlow Majette.
"We're going to have basically
a slice of everything that we have
at Big Planet," said Majette. "As
a result of the whole economic
downturn and everything, we have
an excess of inventory basically
from 2009. It's all great stuff and
we could keep it in Big Planet, but
we decided to get new stuff."
"So we're bringing the slightly
less new stuff here and selling it
at a huge discount," Majette said.
"There is going to be tons of cool


stuff and most of it is going to be
50 percent off."
Majette has a two month lease
for his Marketplace outpost, but
expects the merchandise to move
quickly.
"We're definitely here for two
months, but the products are going
to go quickly," he said.
Big Planet will feature surf
boards, flip flops, shorts, dresses,
bathing suits and more at deep dis-
counts. The store should be open
this week. Stop by the shop on the
second floor of The Marketplace
between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. for
great bargains.
This season has already been a
busy one for Majette. In addition
to opening his Marketplace out-
post, the Big Planet owner also
recently opened the sunglass store
Shade in the old Nell location in
Mongoose Junction.
Majette's store Little Planet -
located in Mongoose Junction out-
side Deli Grotto will be chang-
ing up too. The children's clothes
will be moving back to Big Planet
and Majette is opening a new ven-


ture in the former Little Planet lo-
cation.
Made In St. John which
should be open by Christmas -
will feature organic and recycled
T-shirts, beach bags and thongs
all printed with Majette's screen
printing equipment.
"Basically we have a screen
printing shop in the basement of
Mongoose that we're using for
everything," said Majette. "The
blanks are all made from organic
and recycled materials and we use
only water- and soy-based inks
and cleaning products so it's as
eco-friendly as you can get screen
printing."
The other new venture at The
Marketplace is 212 Boutique,
which will open on the second
floor of the shopping complex
right next to St. John Hardware in
the former Pond Bay Club sales
office location.
"We're delighted to have new
retail stores on the second floor to
add to our mix of fabulous shops,"
said Barbara Tine, Marketplace
manager.


Technicians Fix Innovative Cable TV Problems


St. John Tradewinds
After most channels were off
air starting on Monday morning,
December 1, Innovative Cable TV
technicians fixed the problem by
Tuesday afternoon, December 2.
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Starfish Celebrates Re-Opening

with Parties and Raffle
St. John Tradewinds
The island's largest grocery store Starfish Market will be host-
ing a series of free events and raffling off great prizes this week to
kick off the holiday season and to celebrate its grand re-opening
after months of renovation.
The community is invited to celebrate the market's new look
and participate in free events hosted by Starfish for its "Grand Re-
Opening Extravaganza Week."
Events include a wine and food sampling on Tuesday, December
8, from 4 to 7 p.m.; a ham and turkey treat on Wednesday, De-
cember 9, from 4 to 6 p.m.; a wine tasting and food demonstration
on Thursday, December 10, from 4 to 7 p.m.; an afternoon tea on
Saturday, December 12 from 2 to 5 p.m.; and a pancake breakfast
on Sunday, December 13, from 8 to 11 a.m.
Nedra Ephraim, store manager, extended her appreciation to
Starfish Market patrons for their patience and support during con-
struction.
"Our customers have proven to be very resilient during our con-
struction and we thank all of you for bearing with us while we
make Starfish Market even better.," said Ephraim. "We are excited
to share our new look and expanded product lines with you all."
As part of the construction, Starfish Market extended its pro-
duce, dairy, grocery, and frozen departments, as well as increased
back room storage to accommodate more products to help keep the
shelves filled between shipments.
"We hope our customers like the facelift we have given to Star-
fish Market," said David Mugar, owner. "Kudos go out to our em-
ployees and our customers for working through the many disrup-
tions caused by this renovation. I hope you enjoy our fresh look
and will join us for our grand re-opening celebration."
For more information, call Ephraim at Starfish at 779-4949.

St. John Singers Christmas Concerts

Set for December 16, 20 and 22
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Singers, under the direction of John Cahill, will
present three holiday concerts this season one in Cruz Bay on
December 16 and two in Coral Bay on December 20 and 22.
In addition to a wide range of Christmas carols, the choir will
perform short works by Bach, Handel, Mozart and Pergolesi.
Gylchris Sprauve, best known for his pure tenor voice, will be
the featured guest artist. Born in Puerto Rico and raised on St.
Thomas, Sprauve has devoted his life to sacred music and one
of his compositions was recently performed by the Puerto Rico
Symphony Orchestra. Sprauve will also accompany the choir on
piano.
The first concert will be in Cruz Bay on Wednesday, December
16, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church.
The next two concerts, on Friday, December 20, and on Sun-
day, December 22, will be in Coral Bay at the Emmaus Moravian
Church. All three concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15
for adults and $5 for children and will be available at the door.


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. Com-
munity sponsors and families are asked to provide a great Thanksgiving
and Christmas for a less fortunate family. Call 774-0930 ext 4226.


KATS Offering Adult Sailing Programs


St. John Tradewinds
Kids And The Sea (KATS) is offering two opportu-
nities for adult sailors this winter.
Adults and The Sea (ANTS) classes will meet for
three hours each Wednesday afternoon starting in De-
cember. ANTS was scheduled to meet on December
9 and 16 and wrap up on January 6. The cost is $200,
which supports the youth volunteer sailing program.
Adult afternoon sailing sessions will also be hosted


this season by KATS. Adults who have some sailing
experience are invited to come out to Coral Bay for
a three hour sail. Times and dates are flexible and
the cost is only a $25 donation to KATS per session.
There will be no formal instruction during the adult
sailing time.
Sign up at Connections or call Marie Naisby at
714-7433 to register for the afternoon sails or ANTS
classes.


Electronic Waste
Fluorescent Bulbs
Junked Cars


Batteries
Yard Waste
Asbestos


For additional information,
please call 776-6346

Senior Citizens and Physically Challenged
Persons, Please Callfor Special Pickup

"Preserving Paradise for Generations to Come"


Flammable Paints
Gas Cylinders
Animals


Liquid Waste
Medical Waste
Grease Tires


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V. I. WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

ANNUAL ST. JOHN CHRISTMAS CLEANUP

DECEMBER 12 & 13, 2009
8:00am-4:00pm Daily


Bulk Waste and White Goods ONLY


Bring your bulk waste and white goods to the
selected bin pick-up locations


NO COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE ON PRIVATE ROADS OR DRIVEWAYS
The following items will NOT be accepted:


NO COMMERCIAL WASTE







20 St. John Tradewinds, December 7-13, 2009


Community Calendar



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


Tuesday, December 8
The St. John Historical Society will host its next monthly meet-
ing on Tuesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian
Church Hall.
Wednesday, December 9
Adults and The Sea (ANTS) classes will meet for three hours
each Wednesday afternoon starting in December. ANTS was
scheduled to meet on December 9 and 16 at Skinny Legs.
Saturday, December 12
Estate Concordia Preserve will host a reception on Satur-
day, December 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. to introduce the resort's new
EcoStudios.
The Animal Care Center of St. John will host their annual
Christmas for the Animals fundraising event on Saturday, De-
cember 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Tre Vista Estate.
The annual All-Island Holiday Party at Mongoose Junction
will be on Saturday, December 12, starting at 9 p.m. Adults only.
"Welcome To Gulu" St. Thomas Exhibition and Art Sale is
Saturday, December 12 fom 6 to 9 p.m. at the Governor's Man-
sion in Catheringberg, St. Thoamas.
Sunday, December 13
Lynda Wooding will host the free seminar "Embracing Your
Relationships Through Healthy Choices for Relationship Con-
nections" on Sunday, December 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Westin
Resort and Villas
Steve Simon presents the 5th annual St. John Christmas Mu-
sic Festival and Children's Parade on Sunday, December 13. The
parade route will start at Mongoose Junction and end at Winston
Wells ball field. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will
start at 7:30 p.m.
The Emmaus Moravian Church Choir is hosting another Re-
ligious Favorites Concert on Sunday, December 13, at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, December 15
The last day to donate to the St. John Toy Drive.
December 16, 20 and 22
The St. John Singers under the direction of John Cahill will
present three holiday concerts this season, one in Cruz Bay on
December 16 and two in Coral Bay on December 20 and 22.
Thursday, December 17
V.I. Taxicab Commission is hosting its annual veteran me-
dallion auctions December 16 throughl8, which are open to V.I.
veterans of the Armed Services only. On St. John the auction will
be on Thursday, December 17, at 11 a.m. at the Boulon Center.
Join the ST. John Film Society for a free film screening of
"The Black Candle" at 7 p.m at The Marketplace, third floor.
Saturday, December 19
The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is set for Sat-
urday, December 19, starting at 7:30 am. Volunteers are needed.
Anyone interested in participating in this annual event should
contact Laurel Brannick at 776-6201 ext. 257.
Sunday, December 20
The St. John Landsharks are hosting a run on Sunday, Decem-
ber 20. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8
a.m. Donations of pet food or treats to benefit the Animal Care
Center, would be appreciated. Runners should meet at Anaberg
parking lot.


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Flag Football Scores & Standings

St. John Tradewinds
Each year, the American Legion Flag Football League hosts a
championship series and trophy celebration. The players, volun-
teers and parents should know that they are appreciated for all the
hard work they put into making the season a success. Next season
will be the seventh and each season seems to the most exciting.
Baseball Begins
In the spring, American Legion and the St. John Sports Club
will be sponsoring youth baseball. American Legion will sponsor
Tee-Ball for ages 4 to 8 and baseball for ages 9 to 11. St. John
Sports Club will sponsor baseball for ages 12 to 14. The clubs are
looking forward to this new partnership for the benefit of island
youth.
Flag Football Championship Results
Game 1 Patriots 21 Raiders 17
Both the Patriots and Raiders played strong defense for the first
20 minutes of this hard-fought game. The Pats held the Raiders to
no points in the first half of play while managing to score only one
against a determined Raiders team.
Anthony Angol played brilliantly at quarterback for the Patri-
ots tossing the only first-half score to De'Quan Cline and three
TDs on the game. De'Quan Cline was on the receiving end of two
more Cline passes and another to Amoi Athanase, who also scored
all three extra points for the Patriots.
The Raiders came out tough in the second half as Shakeem
Meade hit Tomas Del Olmo and Sam Wessinger to make the score
close. The Raiders also capitalized on a safety but it wasn't enough
as the Patriots played stingy defense and held on for the victory.
Game 2 Broncos 32 Packers 0
Coming off a great win last week against these same Broncos,
the Packers were unable to figure out the team's very athletic and
tough defense. Kashahun Harris scored two exciting touchdowns
and set up numerous scoring opportunities with great receptions.
Jay Williams was back after missing the last game of the sea-
son but showed he hadn't lost a step as he passed for five TDs on
the night. Also scoring for the Broncos were RJ Mathurin, Landis
Wallace and Kayden Richards.
Championship Game Broncos 27 Patriots 20
Two great teams, loud fans and the excitement of the playoffs
made for one incredible game! It was all Patriots in the first half as
they came roaring out with great play after great play.
Anthony Angol pitched three TDs to as many receivers and
stymied the Broncos defense. Kwasi Browne, De'Quan Cline and
Te'Kejah Richardson all were on the receiving end of Angol's
passes.
The Broncos were able to break the Patriots defense only once
in the first half as Jay Williams hit R J Mathurin to make it 20-7
at the end of the half.
Then the comeback...
The Broncos decided enough was enough and came roaring
back in the second half by holding the Patriots to zero points
while scoring three of their own to go ahead late in the second
half. Williams tossed three TDs, one to R J Mathurin and two to
Kayden Richards and managed to pull out an amazing come from
behind victory.
Each season, all players receive an individual trophy for all
their hard work and sportsmanship. All the wonderful volunteers
are also recognized for their dedication to the children.
This season, each player and volunteer received a medal pen-
dant gold for the first place winner, silver for the second and
bronze to the runner ups. Each Broncos player and coach received
their championship trophies during a celebration at the end of the
game.


Broncos Win Flag Football Championship


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Paul Devine


Members of the American Legion Flag Football Champion winning team Broncos
smile for the camera after a hard-fought victory.




St. John Police Report



Friday, November 27 Tuesday, December 1
5:45 p.m. An Estate Bellevue resident p/r that 8:38 a.m. A citizen requested police help at
someone was trespassing on his family's property Pond Bay Club. Police assistance.
in Estate Hansen Bay. Trespassing. 9:31 a.m. St. John Rescue r/ an overturned ve-
Saturday, November 28 hicle at Supreme Comer. Traffic accident.
1:20 a.m. A visitor from Massachusetts p/r a 2:20 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ a lost
suspicious incident. Suspicious activity, passport. Lost passport.
3:30 a.m. A concerned citizen r/ he observed 2:48 p.m. A citizen r/ shots fired in the area of
a weapon being kept outside a home. Recovered Gift Hill. Unlawful discharge of firearm.
weapon. 5:40 p.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident in the
8:37 p.m. Central Dispatch was notified by a area of Fish Trap in Cruz Bay. Auto accident.
nurse at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Wednesday, December 2
Center about a female who was unresponsive in 2:56 a.m. Central Dispatch c/r an activated
the Emergency Room. Police assistance. alarm in the area of Cinnamon Bay Campground.
Sunday, November 28 Activated alarm.
2:20 a.m. Jurgen Command staff was in the 4:15 a.m. A citizen p/r that someone unknown
area of Cap's Place and observed an unruly crowd, removed an item from his vehicle. Vehicle tam-
Disturbance of the peace. peering.
1:46 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r being 9:17 a.m. A citizen requested help from the
harassed. Telephone harassment, police. Misunderstanding.
Monday, November 29 5:42 p.m. Central Dispatch r/ an activated
9:00 a.m. An employee at Julius E. Sprauve alarm at the National Park. Activated alarm.
School r/ a larceny at the school. Burglary in the Thursday, December 3
third. 4:35 p.m. A citizen p/r that he lost his docu-
9:43 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ that ments. Lost documents.
someone took her vessel. Overdue vessel. 5:15 p.m. A citizen c/ via Central Dispatch
9:51 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident in the to r/ being threatened. Disturbance of the peace,
area of Trunk Bay. Traffic accident. threats.
11:40 a.m. An Estate Power Boyd Plantation 11:38 p.m. A citizen c/ via Central Dispatch
resident requested police assistance at her prop- to r/ a disturbance in the area of Estate Enighed.
erty. Police assistance. Disturbance of the peace.








22 St. John Tradewinds, December 7-13, 2009




Classifieds


VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
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: 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
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




VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
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 V


VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-001-T-2010 Preventative Maintenance and Repair Services for the VI Waste Management
Authority's Vehicle Fleet on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
The VI Waste Management Authority is hereby requesting sealed proposals for the preventative maintenance and
repair services for all of the VIWMA's vehicle fleets on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
Prospective submitters may secure a proposal package for their review from the Authority's Procurement and
Property Division, St. Thomas/St. John District Office at Wheatley Center II, Suite 2, St. Thomas, or from the St.
Croix District Office at No. 1A La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix.
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Tuesday, December 21,2009 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-001-T-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.
May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director


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





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


Abandoned boat in fish
bay. No numbers
or registration sticker.
Call 776-1530 with details
to claim ownership.


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Classifieds


Get a Tan and a Paycheck!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:

Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors


Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


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

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE: December 9, 2009

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
B.S. degree in engineering, environmental science or
management.
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
considered.

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

VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER




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.


Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
The pre-kindergarten teacher works collaboratively
with the pre-kindergarten and support staff to do the
following: Create a developmentally appropriate pre-
kindergarten program and a class environment favor-
able to learning and personal growth. Establish effec-
tive rapport with students and their families. Motivate
students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge
needed to provide a good foundation for elementary
school. Communicates regularly with parents by means
of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
Attends required preschool workshops and meetings.
Submit Resumes to: benbiddle@giffthillschool.org or
by fax 776-1739. Please call 776-1730 with inquires.


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


marketplace

EVERYTHING
YOU NEED
ON EVERY LEVEL

GREAT PLACE
TO SHOP, DINE
AND WORK

COME JOIN US
WE HAVE
SPACES AVAILABLE
RETAIL, OFFICE
AND STORAGE
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STORAGE:
SECURED LOCKERS
Sizes to 10' x 12', Autos,
Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
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Classifieds
St. John Tradewinds
340-776-6496


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


2003 GMC 2500 HD
Duramax Ext-cab, short
box, steel rack, tool box,
sprayed bedliner, 14,000
miles, $17,500 776-6826


CRUi HAY HOUSE FUK K EN
Ciool & cotrnrnalle Islini Lin'g. %A ahibIV VNe [,awt. le'ininstd
Hetween ton & thle Wetin in residential, wtwnled area- i rniin. drive to
erry, Spacinus. cool 4ildy deck & victw n(lrPi wIIsr Snurid & Sl rtihomn
2 Bdloonis with AC 2 full Bathrooms. High cdiliig LIR & Kilchcen
Wahcr& I)qcr. t. .Ai4im n,- Ill I 'It.IIrol.I & vell niminrainevd
Wired tir Cabl TV, Phone, Internet. Well behavcd pets considered.
ilJ400/monh + utilities. Sec. depcii & rcEs. (340j 690-4532


SCENIC PROPERTIES
340-693-7777
CRUZ BAY:
Cruz Bay Apartments
One bedroom/one bath
$1200.00; Two bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1200.00;
Two bedroom/one bath/w/d
$1600.00; Two bedroom/2
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; Two bedroom
/2bath/w/d hot tub/pool
$3500.00; Three bedroom/2
bath/w/d $1700.00; Large
three bedroom/2 bath/w/d/
pool $2800.00
Coral Bay
One bedroom apt/w/d
$1250.00; Two bedroom/2
bath house/washer $1800.00
One bedroom/one bath/w/d
$1400.00; One bedroom/one
bath $1250.00


Brand New Cruz Bay Luxury
Grande Bay Apt for Rent
Studio, IBr or 2BR; w/d;
a/c; fully furnished/equipped.
Introductory discounted
weekly/monthly rates.
202-246-7054.


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


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


"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.


Chocolate Hole/3 Years
Old, 1.5 Bedrooms, 1 Bath,
fully furnished, flat screen
TV, central A/C, W/D,
Dishwasher, patio, parking,
cable included, great views!
$1800 month + utilities. (up
to $100 credit each month
towards elect.) 715-1914;
998-1274. Available Jan. 1


HOUSE FOR RENT:
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
561-602-9484


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.


Pastory Estate Condo,
2 bed/2 bath, great view,
clean, one-year lease,
$1700/mo.
Available April 2010.
616-437-0546


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3 Sail Church
10 Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturday
779-4477

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.corn
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
340-690-5213
"A i, ,, on, only on St. John"


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

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


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


Banking
Scotiabank
#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


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


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


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

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Debbie Hayes, GRI
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes @debbiehayes.com
www.stjohnvirealestate.com

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

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

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

RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty
tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660
P. 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


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

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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation


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

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


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
info@cruzbayrealty.com


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


Retail
Sugar Birds
340-776-6909
Located at Mongoose Junction


Services
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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ances including a whirlpool Harbor and Bordeaux Mountain
spa This self contained para- across the valley. The master
dise features all modern utilities suite is on the main level along
and amenities in an open style with the kitchen, dining, living
floor plan just steps from the areas and deck. Spacious lower
palm studded while sand level bedroom suite has sepa-
Deach witn private dock (use rate entrance and is already
and maintenance shared with a plumbed for an additional
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what real island living is all Johnson's Bay for those who
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SEASCAPE Fantastic location on Bovocoap Point! Spacious 2 bedrm main house w/ lap pool, plus a separate
caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views overlooking Devers Bay to St. Thomas, privacy, & lush vegetation. Priced to
sell at $1,495,000.


"Calypso By The Sea" is a charming Caribbean style beachFront villa
with an impressive rental history located in tranquil Johnson's Bay
Estates a truly picturesque and idyllic tropical site Two luxurious master
suiles separated by a central great room which includes kitchen dining
and living areas all opening up to an oversize deck with covered outdoor
dining & a sunken spa Excellent condition & great rental history $1.7M

spacious. private sun decks and delightful water views Tastefully
furnished and completely air-conditioned these units are walking
distance to town and Frank Bay Beach Just steps away from bornth e
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minimum 101 sizes of 1 acre. paved roads & underground utilities $4 5M
'THE SHOPS AT COCOLOBA" This is an exciting new shopping
complex on the water's edge in Coral Bay "Turnkey' operation wilt over
10000 lolal square feet with room to expand under W-1 zoning
guidelines 125 KW generator waste water treatment planI dnp
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feet of walei-frontage on Coral Harbor $3,900.000.
"Seashore Allure" New waterfront Condos set a higher bar for qualr l
in St. John condos Just completed witn these features travertine tiles
Brazilian hardwood floors nabve stone work graceful arches framing
watler vews. solid mahogany doors custom cabinets rain head
showers, bidets spa tubs stainless appliances storage lockers to
name a few The sounds of the surf cool breezes & beachfront location
n make these condos a topical dream come true $1.97M to $3 39M
Bordeaux Mountain Large lot wrh greal views up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the British
Virgin Islands including Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem and Jost Van Dyke. Paved Estate
Road leading to the property and underground utilities available Used for $725,00 but all
offers reasonable or not will be seriously considered.
NEW LISTING? "Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income
with this aprtmentUstudio duplex. Good Neighborhood, quiet area, only 5 minutes to town and
walking distance to Pine Peace School Properly is non-conforming $375,000
"REEF BAY" Large lot adjoining National Park with 270 feet of waterfront on Reef Bay. Easterly
trade winds, vest pocket beach & sweeping views of St John's pistine south shore. $2.499M


greal water views over Long Bay, Round Bay to tme north, west to Rams
Head and south to St Croix Deeded nghts to sandy beach at Long Bay.
Proposed subdivision map available An easy protecl or ithe rrsi time
developer or perfectly suited for a very pnvale estate $3.180,000
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AURORA Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on Contant
Pt. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz Bay to St. Thomas,
great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, 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.
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.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2 bath
unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable beach,
hotel amenities. $695K.
SELENE'S Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. $450,000.
SERENDIP CONDO A great buy! Cute 1 bd unit w/dy-
namic views, pool & good rental history. $359,000.
CBR LAND LISTINGS
CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed-
room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K.
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent pen-
insula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping,
and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44 ac.
site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZ BAYTOWN -Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Water views, 1/2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, /2 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
POINTRENDEZVOUS-Outstandingviews.$375K&$415K.
LEINSTERBAY-2lotsonJohnnyHornTrail.$225K&$329K.
ZOOTENVAAL- Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.
GREAT CRUZ BAY 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor
views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE -2 beautiful sites. $299K-$350K.
ESTATE FISH BAY Many parcels to choose from, start-
ing at $165K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS Time to buy. Affordable
lots, with water views, $95k and up.
CBR BUSINESS LISTINGS
FABRIC MILL Very successful clothing business, estab-
lished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inven-
tory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000.


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"OCEAN PALM VILLA" BEACHFRONT
(6x6) new gated estate in John's Folly



ery amenity


Call for details clave.
"SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4
Bedroom, masonry home in excellent con-
edition with
large pool in
convenient
Chocolate
Hole with
deeded
rights to
two nearby
$1.250.000 beaches.


"CASA DEL SOL" Elegant 4 bedroom
villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy
*nd includes
$5,250,000 entities such
as a spa, pool
2x2d home of-
fice. Spacious
decks offer
views from
sunrise to sun-
$5,250,000 set.
"SEABISCUIT" is a winner! Charming
2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with
panoramic
views, very pri-
vate pool& hot
tub. Breezy lo-
cation conve-
nient to Coral
Bay. Walk to
shoreline wa-
$995,000 tersports.


BEACHFRONT "LIME TREE BAY" HAS
WHITE SAND
BEACH! East
End 5 bedroom
stone & masonry
home on almost
5 acres, 490'
shoreline, zoned
R-2, no restric-
77 Pations. Gorgeous
$4,995,000 water views!
"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
UThis gentle
parcel fea-
tures a 3
bedroom, 2
bathroom
homewhich
is bordered
by National
S797.500 Park.


WATERFRONT ON DEVERS BAY!
"CHOCOLATE BLISS" (5x5) Private, ex-
tremely quiet
masonry/
stone home
has all the
amenities one
would desire
on over an
acre of gently
$2,950,000 sloped land.
UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 Recently
upgraded
& well kept
house with
3 income
producing
units. Easy
access to
Cruz Bay &
beaches.


"CARIBBEAN COVE VILLA"- Private,
swimmable pocket beach and big views
across pris-
tine Hurricane
tola at this 3
bdrm, 2.5 bath
villa! Possible
boat moor-
ing in front of
$1,799,000 home!
"GALLOWS POINT" 3 premier
OCEAN FRONT UNITS (9-D & 1-D
upper &
9-A lower)
each with
private
-patio,
$1,400,000,$1,275,000 Walk to
& $1,200,000. town!


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


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


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


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OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in
a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
Magnificent views and sunsets
from 3 homes with all amenities,
pools w/waterfalls and spas.
Deeded 1 month ownerships
from $69,000.
WESTINRESORTTIMESHARES:
Own a week, a month, or more &
enjoy all the resort amenities!
Most unit sizes and weeks
available. Priced from $6,800.


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CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above
tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes
comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000


L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay.
desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient 4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51
design. 4BR/41/2BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000 acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000
GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings, construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 suites. $2,190,000
ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive
tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay. views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on
3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000 upper level. Lower level has 2 BR, living area &
NEW! WATERFRONT RETREAT on kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675,000
Privateer Bay. This 3 BR/3BA masonry beach NEW! 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home
house is just steps from the water. Paved roads & overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter
underground utilities. Priced to sell $1,050,000 home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, while gazing out upon excellent bay views.
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $719,900 Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000


ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST BUILT! AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in
Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5 the midst of the National Park in Peter Bay.
baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000 Sweeping views, deeded walking path to the
HOMES beach, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths. $7,450,000
TEMPTRESS PRj UCED OVER NEW! One of the least expensive home on
$350,000 style, impressive the market! Great starter home with room to
kitchen, prinxtrws, dramatic sunsets. $1,299,000 expand. Property has CO. Adjacent parcel with


INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
see the impressive recent renovations $1,350,000
RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving
board, & wet bar). Mature landscaping.
$1,650,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000


AMANI Spectacular sunsets,180 views,
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths
located in the main building, plus private self-
contained guest cottage $2,295,000

FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5
BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 180 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000


2 unit masonry home also available. $279,000 YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & panorarric steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4
views. Zoned R-4 for development. $2,950,000 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house.
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled $2,895,000
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
hardwoods Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 dramatic views, short distance to North Shore
SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent beaches, cooling breezes. $2,390,000
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES Brand new villa
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000 nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute floors. $2,950,000
popular vacation rental $769,000 NEW CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located
CAROLINA Views to BVI. Well maintained in Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on acre.
2-unit cottage All offers considered! $585,000 2BR/ 2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000


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VILLA I-bUHI is a luxurious custom nome
offering uncompromising quality and exquisite
finishing touches. Sweeping 1800 views. 5
BR/5BA. $4,395,000


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