March 15-21, 2010
The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
from Island Capital
Plans for St. John
Getting Dusted Off
WAPA's Planned Coral
Bay Reverse Osmosis
Plant May Take Shape
8th Annual Blues
Festival Mar. 17-19
Haiti Relief Efforts:
Grassroots Concert Fundraiser
GHS Collects Tons of Supplies
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2 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010
Senate Removes Garbage Hauling
from Capital Improvement Fund Uses
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After 20 years of paying for gar-
bage hauling, the St. John Capital
Improvement Fund will start pay-
ing for Love City capital improve-
The VI. Senate approved a
measure earlier this year that re-
moved solid waste collection and
disposal as authorized uses for the
$1.5 million annual St. John Capi-
tal Improvement Fund.
After being passed by the sen-
ate, Governor John deJongh ve-
toed the measure, claiming that his
administration was looking out for
Love City, but couldn't afford to
cover the cost of waste hauling to
On Monday, March 8, the 28th
Legislature voted almost unani-
mously to override deJongh's
veto, with the sole vote against
the override coming from Senator
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger had been working to
retool the fund for months.
"It is a very important victory
because St. John now actually has
a fund which increases every year
that can be used for true capital
improvements," said Barshinger.
"Every year St. John can count on
that money and count on a proj-
ect. My colleagues understood the
plight of St. John in having a Cap-
ital Improvement Fund in name
only since it was really a trash
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch
The $1.5 million annual fund will no longer be used to
haul trash from St. John to St. Thomas.
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PSC Reality Contest Winner Will Have
Electric Bill Paid for Three Months
The V.I. Public Services Commission, in conjunction with The
National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, an-
nounce the kick-off of a new state-wide reality contest called the
"Anybody Can Serve, So Let's Conserve" energy efficiency cam-
The contest will identify one family from the Virgin Islands
with a family income no greater than $50,000. That family will
compete with other families from each state in an Energy Conser-
vation Challenge from April through June of 2010 in an effort to
become the family that conserves the most energy in the U.S.A.
Each family will receive an energy efficiency "tool-kit" and a
computer webcam in order to document their conservation efforts
and participate live on their own video blog. The winning family
will receive payment of their electric bill for three months.
For more information contact Loma Nichols, PSC public re-
lations officer, at 776-1291 and check out the website www.any-
Reptile Hike Seminar Rescheduled
Friends of V.I. National Park were forced to reschedule two
popular seminars this year due to schedule conflicts.
New dates have been selected for both seminars and spaces
are already beginning to fill. The popular Reptile Hike will be on
Wednesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants can search for reptiles along the Reef Bay Trail
with reptile expert Dr. Renata Platenberg, and enjoy a boat ride on
the Sadie Sea back to Cruz Bay.
The Fish ID Sail will be on Tueday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Participants can become citizen scientists on board the sail-
boat Calypso, learn how to identify fish with NPS Ranger Laurel
Brannick and join the REEF fish count.
Call the Friends office at 779-4940 for more information and to
sign up today.
Children's Health Screening Mar. 26
The Department of Human Services, in conjunction with the
Department of Education, Department of Health, the Community
Foundation of the Virgin Islands and Lutheran Social Services,
will host Child Find, a free developmental screening for children
up to five years old.
The screening will be on Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on St.
John. For more information, contact Bonnie Roy at 774-4399 or
Maureen Moorehead at 718-7997.
"Awakening the Divine Within"
Free Lecture Set for March 17
Island residents can participate in a free lecture with visiting
teachers Chinello and Nadira Seeram-Haney, two of guru Sri
Kaleshwar's senior teachers who will be coming to St. Thomas
and St. John to give healings, teach classes and give lectures on
some of the divine teachings passed on to them.
They will speak on "Awakening the Divine Within" using the
five elements to awaken the divine Shiva-Shakti energies. The free
lecture on St. John will be on Wednesday, March 17, from 6 to 8
p.m. at the great room of the lower campus of the Gifft Hill School
and on St. Thomas on Friday, March 19, at Antilles School. This
is a special opportunity being brought here in the Virgin Islands so
don't miss out. For more info call Suki at 642-3739.
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St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 3
there show the
lionfish wiped out
80 percent of the
small fish population.
Somebody who works
on the lionfish in the
Bahamas said they
eat small reef fish like
popcorn. They're very
Chief of Resource Management,
Virgin Islands National Park
This eight-inch juvenile
lionfish was caught be-
tween Waterlemon Cay and
Thread Needle Point off the
North Shore. V.I. National
Park officials had received
reports of lionfish in the
area for several days before
actually spotting and catch-
ing the fish.
St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Caroline Rogers
First Confirmed Lionfish Captured Off St. John
- Local Reef Fish Could Face Serious Danger
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The lionfish has arrived at the shores of Love
City and VI. National Park personnel are mobi-
lizing to ensure the deadly fish does not estab-
lish a population in St. John waters.
Sporadic reports of lionfish in the area have
come in over the past few months; however,
a "very credible report" from Maho Bay Wa-
tersports a few weeks ago spurred the VINP to
take notice, explained VINP Chief of Resource
Management Rafe Boulon.
"They reported seeing the lionfish between
Waterlemon Cay and Thread Needle Point, east
of Waterlemon," said Boulon. "They gave us a
pretty good description of where they saw it."
The report came in late on a Friday after-
noon, and with no divers available, the VINP
was not able to conduct its search until the fol-
lowing Tuesday, when divers came up empty.
Boulon was called again on Monday, March
8, when St. John resident Ernest Matthias re-
ported seeing a lionfish in the same area report-
ed by Maho Bay Watersports. Matthias tried in
earnest to capture the fish in a small bag, but
"We went the following Tuesday morning
(March 9), and bam, we went into the water and
there it was," said Boulon. "I think it had been
kind of spooked from being chased around the
day before, but we caught it and brought it back
The eight inch-long juvenile lionfish, whose
sex was not able to be determined, represents
the beginning of what could evolve into a very
serious threat to local reef fish.
Lionfish have continued to appear in the Ca-
ribbean in growing numbers since they were
likely introduced to the oceans surrounding
Florida during the devastation of 1992's Hur-
The Bahamas, which is grappling with a
lionfish problem of its own, has reported den-
sities of lionfish of more than 1,000 per acre,
which is "very high," according to Boulon.
"Some studies there show the lionfish wiped
out 80 percent of the small fish population," he
said. "Somebody who works on the lionfish in
the Bahamas said they eat small reef fish like
popcorn. They're very efficient predators."
Nearly all of Love City's small reef fish, in-
cluding grunts, tangs and parrotfish, are likely
to be preyed upon by the lionfish, and because
local fish aren't familiar with the lionfish, they
don't know that it presents a danger.
"We have naive prey," said Boulon. "They
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4 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat
"I spoke with Carl Howard and he has nothing on file
or on record for an r/o plant in the Coral Bay area.
There is no permit application and Carl has no knowledge
of a reverse osmosis plant being constructed
or being planned to be constructed in Coral Bay."
DPNR spokesperson Jamal Nielson
WAPA's Planned Coral Bay Reverse
Osmosis Plant May Be Taking Shape
Senator at Large Craig Barshinger with the Julius
E. Sprauve School essay contest winners.
St. John Students Write Impressive
Essays on Black History Month
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When Senator at Large Craig Barshinger hosted an essay con-
test in February to celebrate Black History Month, it was Love
City students who submitted the most material.
Barshinger hosted contests at several schools across the ter-
ritory, choosing four winners from each school. At the Julius E.
Sprauve School the winners were Adaeja Meade, Jamekiah Wilt-
shire, Khaleilah Krall and Joseph Thomas.
The focus of the contest was to get students excited about and
inspired by black history, explained Barshinger.
"Black history gives our St. John youth a chance to look into the
many achievements that people of color have brought to our soci-
ety and also practice their writing and research skills," Barshinger
said. "We had the best participation on St. John than any other
island. We're really proud of them."
While this was the first such contest hosted by the senator at
large, he plans to make it a tradition.
"This is definitely something that we plan to do every year,"
said the senator at large. "We want to reach out to our schools to
encourage our students to develop to their fullest potential. Every
student is filled with potential and school is a discovery process to
see how they can soar."
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A major utility project planned in the Fortsberg
area of Coral Bay seems to be taking shape despite a
lack of information available from government agen-
V.I. Water and Power Authority officials are mov-
ing forward with their plan to build a reverse osmosis
plant on a parcel of land located on the Usher Key
side of Fortsberg in Coral Bay, according to several
residents familiar with the project.
Architectural services have been obtained and a St.
Croix-based company has already been conducting
environmental feasibility tests in the area, according
to residents who wished to not be identified.
Plans for the project include installing intake and
outflow pipes, and eventually installing pipes across
the harbor in order to provide water to Reliance Hous-
ing Foundation's recently completed affordable hous-
ing complex in Calabash Boom, according to a Coral
While WAPA first announced its intention to build
an r/o plant in the Coral Bay area almost two years
ago, details about the project have remained sketchy.
WAPA's acting public information officer Lynnette
Moreland did not return repeated phone calls request-
ing comment, while a Department of Planning and
Natural Resources official said the department had no
knowledge of a planned r/o plant in Coral Bay.
"I spoke with Carl Howard and he has nothing on
file or on record for an r/o plant in the Coral Bay area,"
said DPNR spokesperson Jamal Nielson. "There is
no permit application and Carl has no knowledge of
a reverse osmosis plant being constructed or being
planned to be constructed in Coral Bay."
Several Coral Bay residents, however, had a lot
more information than that.
"WAPA met with Fish and Wildlife officials from
Puerto Rico at a pre-application meeting for the proj-
ect months ago," said a Coral Bay resident. "Bio Im-
pact was out there in December looking at the area.
They did not say how far out the pipes were going
to run, but they did say that they want to run a distri-
bution pipe across the bay to the Reliance develop-
"They are also planning to bring a pipe back from
Fortsberg to the Estate Emmaus area," said the resi-
One thing that is known for sure is the funding
source for the project, which has been in WAPA's
coffers for years. During a visit to St. John in April
2008, then Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthome
awarded WAPA a $981,000 grant to construct an r/o
plant in Coral Bay.
"We're still in negotiations, so I couldn't tell you
where the property is we're looking at right now,"
WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge said in April
2008 about possible locations for the project.
"The grant will cover everything securing the
land, installing pipes and building a 1,000 gallon stor-
age tank except the actual reverse osmosis plant,"
Hodge told the Tradewinds in 2008. "We'll start pro-
ducing 50,000 gallons a day and increase to about
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Plans for St. John
Getting Dusted Off it
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After collecting dust for more
than 20 years, a long-dormant plan
to construct a multipurpose center
in Cruz Bay might just be getting
new life again soon.
Plans for a St. John multipur-
pose center, which include an in-
door basketball court, stage, kitch-
en, meeting rooms and dorms for
visiting sports teams, were drawn
by architect Doug White more
than 20 years ago.
The plans date back to the ad-
ministration of Governor Alex-
ander Farrelly, when Darlin Brin
was the Commissioner of Con-
servation, the government agency
which pre-dated the Department of
Planning and Natural Resources. A
master plan for the island was cre-
ated in the mid-1980s under Far-
relly, which called for a commu-
nity center to be constructed in the
Cruz Bay area, explained White.
"When the master plan for the
island was crafted, it was always
planned to have a community cen-
ter in Cruz Bay and 20 years later
it seems like we might get it," said
The government put out a re-
quest for proposals and White won
the bid to provide architectural
services. Working with a design
advisory committee, White en-
sured that the community center
was exactly what the community
wanted, he explained.
"The advisory committee in-
cluded a wide spectrum of St.
John people," White said. "Former
St. John Administrator Bill Lomax
was a key member of the com-
mittee and a lot of other people
weighed in too. We really tried to
incorporate everyone's needs."
The planning phase of the proj-
ect alone took months and resulted
in plans for a comprehensive mul-
tipurpose center with a 1,200 seat-
ing capacity auditorium, additional
meeting rooms, a full size indoor
basketball court and parking for 90
vehicles. The building would also
be suitable as a hurricane shelter in
the event of a disaster.
The plans call for the center to
be built on government land near
the Bureau of Motor Vehicles' cur-
rent location. The tennis courts
would remain, and the two-story
multipurpose center building
would be situated nearby. The en-
trance to the building would be ac-
cessed via the side street near St.
About $200,000 was spent
on the plans and the community
center was to be constructed with
money from the St. John Capital
While it seemed like the Cruz
Bay multipurpose center was a
go, a fire at the Susanaberg dump
changed everything. When the
dump caught fire in 1990, money
from the St. John Capital Improve-
ment Fund was transferred to the
Department of Public Works to put
the flames out.
In the 20 years since then, the
$1.5 million annual St. John Capi-
tal Improvement Fund was paid
to Penn's Trucking for hauling St.
John trash to the St. Thomas land-
Last week, however, the fund
was finally returned. On Monday,
March 8, the V.I. Senate voted al-
most unanimously to return the St.
John Capital Improvement Fund to
St. John for capital improvements,
not trash hauling.
With a new source of funding
available for the long-promised
multipurpose center in Cruz Bay,
it seems White's plans might be
getting dusted off soon. Despite
sitting on a shelf for two decades,
the multipurpose center plans are
still viable, according to White.
"The idea was to develop a
community center for St. John that
was really workable and wouldn't
be out of date for years and years,"
White said. "We knew this could
take some time to build, so we in-
tentionally created the plans to still
be valid years down the road. We
haven't outgrown these plans."
Attempting to resuscitate the
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Doug White drew plans
two decades ago for a Cruz
Bay multipurpose center
to be constructed near the
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
parking lot, at left.
St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Adam Lynch
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throughout the month.
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Get Ready To Boogie Eighth Annual
St. John Blues Festival Kicks Off Mar. 17
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
It's March on St. John and that
means only one thing. The blues
will take over Love City this week
culminating with a big concert in
the Coral Bay ball field on Satur-
day night, March 20.
Starting on Wednesday, March
17, Steve and Helen Simon will
host the Eighth Annual Johnny
Walker St. John Blues Festival
with performances scheduled
across the island through Sunday,
Simon's passion for the blues
and his impeccable musical taste
ensure that each festival is filled
with world-class performers and
this year is no different.
"I am really blessed when it
comes to the blues because when-
ever I plan a concert I always fo-
cus on 'who would I like to go
see' and I just make a list of my
favorite performers of the day and
call them up and book them," said
Simon. "It also makes it a lot eas-
ier for me as I book my concerts a
year in advance so the entertainers
I want to see are usually available
with that much advance notice."
This year's blues festival lineup
includes such acts as Deanna Bog-
art, The Ford Blues Band, JP Soars
and the Red Hots, The Ty Curtis
Band, Billy Gibson, EG Kight,
Shakura S'Aida, JT Lauritsen and
The music ranges from Bogart,
who rocks a boogie piano blues
mixed with modem sounds, to the
Norwegian JT Lauritsen, who will
open the festival on March 17 at
the Sun Dog Cafe at 8 p.m. At 9
p.m. that night The Beach Bar will
feature Groove Thang.
The fun moves out to Coral Bay
on Thursday night, when Island
Blues will host Deb Callahan and
Reverend Raven and The Chain
Smoking Altar Boys will rock
Aqua Bistro. Both shows start at
Both Cruz Bay and Coral Bay
will be filled with the blues on
Friday, March 19, when Reverend
Raven takes his show to The Beach
Bar and Shipwreck Landing hosts
the James Cobb Blues Band.
While gearing up for the big
Saturday night concert in the Cor-
al Bay ball field, Skinny Legs will
feature the Skinny Legs Blues Re-
vue starting at 3 p.m.
"St. John is going to rock Satur-
day night like it never rocked be-
fore," said Simon. "I think that ev-
eryone is going to be blown away
by the energy and the talent that is
going to entertain us."
"After last year's amazing blues
festival I decided that for 2010
I was going to double up on the
amount of performers we would
present and I can't believe it's ac-
tually about to happen," said Si-
mon. "The line-up almost gets me
dizzy just thinking about it."
The festival wraps up on Sun-
day, March 21, at The Beach Bar
at 4 p.m. with surprise guests art-
ists expected all night.
Simon has been throwing the
biggest blues party on St. John for
eight years now and it has become
the most anticipated entertainment
event on the island.
"When I started this adventure
eight years ago I really had no idea
how everyone would take to it and
now it has become the single larg-
est entertainment destination event
in the Virgin Islands and everyone
benefits from it," said Simon.
The night is also a fundraiser
for the Rotary Club of St. John
which staffs the concession bar,
Despite all the work, Simon has
as much fun during the St. John
Blues Festival as the crowd.
"I am very proud of St. John
and it is truly an island wide effort
to put this on each year and I am
just thrilled to be the Blues Boss
for a week on my beloved island,"
Tickets for the March 20 con-
cert, $25 in advance and $30 at
the door, go on sale on March 17
at both Connections locations and
Chelsea Drugs at The Marketplace
and Red Hook. Five dollar sa-
fari taxi rides will be available all
night long from Cruz bay to Coral
Bay and back to Cruz Bay. Also a
1 a.m. ferry will run to Red Hook
after the show from Cruz Bay to
bring blues fans back to Rock
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Post Office Rezoning Passes Unanimously; Grande Bay Rezoning Passes by Narrow Margin
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
St. John is one step closer to getting a
new post office and Grande Bay is one step
closer to earning some much-needed money
thanks to the VI. Legislature's approval of
two zoning requests on Tuesday, March 9.
The Senate unanimously approved the
Boynes family's request to rezone its 7,800
square foot parcel, located at 131 Estate
Contant and Enighed, from R-4 to B-2 for
the construction of a three-story building,
with space to be leased to the U.S. Postal
Service for a new post office for the island.
"The rezoning for the post office occurred
very smoothly," said Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger. "It wasn't really contentious
because all the property's neighbors agreed
and there were no opponents."
The rezoning is a major step in the move
for a new post office for the island, which
has outgrown its current facility located in
the heart of Cruz Bay. The USPS initially
signed a lease with the Boynes family in
Early plans for the new post office facil-
ity, which were unveiled at a January 2007
town meeting, called for a 6,000 square foot
"Although this decision does not have any bearing on
my case, it is disheartening and disappointing that there is
such disregard for the law. Everyone who has been, is or
will be involved with Grande Bay will appear in court and
explain in full detail how the entire development meets the
Virgin Islands zoning law."
-Liza Trey, neighboring property owner
first floor designated for the post office, 12
to 15 second-story parking spaces for post
office customers and office space for the
Boynes family on the third floor.
"The rezoning opens the door for the
Boynes family to offer the U.S. Postal Ser-
vice a location for a new post office which
will have at least eight parking spaces, and
be adjacent to the 150 parking spaces that
we have funded for the V.I. Port Authority
to create imminently at the Enighed Pond,"
said Barshinger. "Because nobody came out
against it, I call it a good thing."
Barshinger was not as happy with the re-
zoning of Grande Bay's 0.26-acre lot, 3Abc
in Cruz Bay, from W-1 to R-4 for the con-
struction of six condos in the luxury condo-
minium development's building E, which
has already been built out as an empty shell.
A zoning variance was also approved by the
Legislature, which will allow developer Bay
Isle Associates to construct an on-site sun-
Bay Isle's rezoning request was passed
by a narrow 8-7 margin.
Several people testified at the Legisla-
ture's March 4 hearing in favor of the rezon-
ing, with just one person testifying against
Bay Isle. Numerous residents expressed
their disapproval of the proposed rezoning
to Barshinger outside the hearing, accord-
ing to the senator at large; however, their
passion did not match the level with which
residents had argued against the fledgling
Sirenusa development's rezoning request,
"It was no longer the passion that people
had with Sirenusa," said Barshinger. "We
got many letters in the office from people
against the Grande Bay rezoning, but they
were against it in a casual way. If even 15 to
20 people from the St. John community had
shown up at the hearing in opposition, the
rezoning would have failed."
While residents have loudly protested
Bay Isle's development tactics in the past,
it's possible that the St. John community is
ready to see the development finished and
move on, Barshinger added.
The senator at large expressed his con-
cern over the additional pressure that Grande
Bay's six new condos and sundry shop will
place on the island's infrastructure.
"We're already busting at the seams," he
said. "Our infrastructure cannot handle the
density in Cruz Bay."
Neighboring property owner Liza Trey,
who is suing Bay Isle for alleged zoning
violations at the Grande Bay development,
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GHS Sea Navigation Collects Tons of Supplies for Haiti Earthquake Relief
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Gifft Hill School sea naviga-
tion students have been hitting the
seas in style and collecting much
needed items for Haitians suffer-
ing in the wake of the devastating
earthquake that rattled the island
nation in January.
GHS sea navigation class,
taught by Bill Henderson, has
been collecting canned food items,
medical supplies and more for the
earthquake relief effort.
"We have literally collected
tons of items for Haiti," said Hen-
derson. "There is everything from
hundreds and hundreds of pounds
of rice to blood transfusion bags,
linens, clothing and construction
The collected items will be
sailed to Haiti by a convoy of ves-
sels scheduled to head to the is-
land later this month, according to
"We're organizing a flotilla to
take the items to Haiti," he said.
"We're talking to about a half a
dozen sailors now who are inter-
ested in joining the flotilla."
Storage on Site donated a con-
tainer to hold the collection at
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Volunteers and students help Bill Henderson, at far left, load a container with items
donated for the earthquake relief effort.
GHS for about a month as stu-
dents from every class added to
the effort, Henderson explained.
"The kids were great," he said.
"Every single class participated
and we had to re-pack the con-
tainer three or four times because
there was so much stuff. It was
Last week, the sea navigation
students who usually ply the
waters in Henderson's friends
boats got a special treat.
"We had the kids in a cruise
ship last week," said Henderson.
"We were supposed to go out with
friends, but things didn't work
out. We were down on the dock
and the cruise ship Sea Dream
was in so I contacted the bridge
officer and we got to go out and
tour the ship."
"It was probably about 400 to
500 feet long and they gave us a
great tour," said the GHS teacher.
"The kids loved it. They took us
up to the bridge and gave us a tour
of all their navigation and elec-
The sea navigation class at GHS
has been a popular elective since
Henderson launched it last year.
About 13 different local boaters
have donated their time and use of
their vessels to take the students
out, Henderson explained.
"We generally go out every
other week on the water," he said.
"We try to have classroom time
one week and then sail the next
week. We've gone out on 13 dif-
ferent boats and there have been
almost 30 adult volunteers who
have helped with the class."
"It's really been a lot of fun
and it's going to continue to be
because there is a lot of interest in
it," said Henderson.
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The St. John Band
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
Inner Visions members Phillip "Grasshopper" Pickering, left, and Alvin "Jupiter"
Pickering, right, show off the funds raised for Haiti earth quake relief from the concert.
Grassroots Haiti Relief Concert Rakes in
Almost $6,000 for Earthquake Victims
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After joining a Haiti relief fund
raising concert on St. Thomas last
month, members of the popular
reggae band Inner Visions decided
to host a concert of their own right
here on Love City.
Quickly putting the show to-
gether on Saturday, February 27,
the Grassroots Haiti Relief Con-
cert raked in almost $6,000 for
Doctors Without Borders.
"In the wake of the devastat-
ing earthquake that hit Haiti, we
were invited to play at a concert
fundraiser in St. Thomas," said
Philip "Grasshopper" Pickering.
"The concert was from 9 a.m. to 9
p.m. and we were supposed to be
the last band to play. We thought
it was silly to have a concert that
started at 9 a.m. and we were a
little upset by it."
The band mates talked things
over and decided to take matters
into their own hands.
"We thought if you have a con-
cert that starts later in the day and
lasts until later in the night, you
would have a lot more support,"
said Pickering. "We were talking
about it and said, 'let's just do our
own.' We thought the only prob-
lem would be the sound system."
One quick call to Cool Sessions
solved that problem, Pickering
"I said if we talk to Cool Ses-
sions and they say we can use
their sound system, then it's a go,"
Pickering said. "Cool Session said
of course, so we jumped ahead
planning the concert."
After word got out that Inner
Visions was putting a Haiti relief
concert together, most St. John
musicians signed up to join.
"Everyone jumped on board,"
said Pickering. "They got us a
stage and lent us some lights and
we had so many musicians volun-
teer to join the concert. It was a
true community effort."
There was no entrance fee for
the concert, but audience mem-
bers were asked to donate to the
cause. Local artisans were asked
to make a donation to set up
booths with their wares and a con-
cession stand also raised money
for the effort. In total $5,720 was
raised at the concert, with most of
the funds headed to Doctors With-
"There was no entry fee this
was all straight up donations," said
Pickering. "We decided to donate
to Doctors Without Borders after
looking at a lot of different orga-
nizations. When I read what the
doctors were doing and how most
of it is all volunteer, I was really
"They go out and deal with the
physical problems," said Picker-
ing. "Without your health you
have nothing. That is why we de-
cided to go with Doctors Without
A portion of the concert's pro-
ceeds about $250 was do-
nated to the American Red Cross
for its Haiti relief efforts, Picker-
The hardest working reggae
band on St. John has also had its
own plate full getting a new CD
together and filming a video for
Tempo. The new CD, "Staying
Alive" should be out in the next
few months and keep an eye out
for Inner Visions' new music vid-
eo on Tempo within the next few
weeks, according to Pickering.
The group plays each Thursday
night at Sputnik's in Coral Bay
and plans to schedule gigs in Cruz
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10 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010
St. John Tradewinds
Mark those calendars -
the Animal Care Center will
celebrate the 10th anniversary
of Wagapalooza on Saturday,
As in the past five years,
the extravaganza will be in
the Winston Wells ball field in
Wagapalooza, or Waga as
it's affectionately called, is a
one-of-a-kind dog show that
could only take place on St.
John. Categories for judging
dogs don't in the least resem-
ble AKC-approved catego-
ries, and this year's categories
will be announced very soon
so that dog owners can start
preparing costumes (for dogs
or for dogs and their owners)
and begin practicing tricks,
smooches, leaps and poses for
The first Wagapaloozas
were hosted at Skinny Legs
in Coral Bay until the event
grew to such proportions that
a larger venue was needed.
It was transferred to the ball
field in Cruz Bay in 2005.
As a result, new attendees
from Cruz Bay came as well
as the faithful from Coral Bay.
Because of the ball field's
proximity to the dock, guests
also started to arrive from St.
ACC's history documents
the birth and growth of Wa-
gapalooza a unique creation.
Wagapalooza was initiated by
Jen and Jeff Donnelly, along
with Moe Chabuz and Doug
Sica. Joe Palminteri worked
with the Donnellys on creat-
ing the first show, emphasiz-
ing the zany nature of the
fundraiser for the ACC. Dr.
Laura Palminteri of Canines,
Cats and Critters was among
the original judges.
In observance of the 10th
anniversary year, co-chair-
women Monica Munroe and
Karin Schlesinger are hatch-
ing some special plans. Waga-
palooza is the ACC's primary
fundraiser, so mark those cal-
endars and plan to attend.
The homeless and injured
cats and dogs and some-
times parrots and other pets in
distress of St. John sorely
need the support.
ACC Offering Canine Good
Citizen Course Starting Mar. 24
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
If Fido doesn't mix well with
others, hates going to the veteri-
narian or just needs a manners re-
minder, the Animal Care Center is
coming to the rescue.
Following up on last Septem-
ber's Responsible Dog Ownership
Day which drew about 100 pet
owners the ACC is bringing
two American Kennel Club certi-
fied examiners to lead a training
course on St. John.
The Canine Good Citizen Cer-
tificate course will teach pet own-
ers and their furry friends all about
proper dog behavior, explained
ACC education chairperson Paul
"The course is to see if the dog
owners are responsible and to de-
termine if the dogs themselves are
Canine Good Citizens," said Jor-
dan. "The course is basically dog
training lessons which will cover
how the dog reacts to other people,
how the dog reacts to other dogs
and how the dog reacts to being
handled by a veterinarian, for ex-
ample, or a young child."
Starting on Wednesday, March
24, the course will meet weekly
at 7 p.m. on the third floor of The
Marketplace for one hour for five
weeks. A graduation, and award-
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certificate, will be on April 21.
"At the end of the course the
dog will take a 10-stage test," said
Jordan. "We'll ask the owner to
walk the dog past another person
and then past another person with
a dog. We will also ask the owner
if the dog can be handled."
"You don't want the dog to
cower or snap," Jordan said. "This
allows the examiners to know if
the dog will react badly to a visit
to the vet and if they can look in
its ears, etc."
One of the most difficult parts
of the course will monitor how a
dog reacts when its owner is out of
sight, Jordan added.
"All of the dogs are always on a
leash for the entire class and when
we go through all the tests," he said.
"One of the more difficult tasks is
when a dog owner hands the leash
to an examiner and tells the dog to
sit. If the dog is well behaved, then
the owner walks around the corner
and out of the dog's sight."
"If the dog can remain sitting
for two minutes with its owner out
of sight, then the dog passes the
test," said Jordan.
The Good Canine Course is
based on positive reinforcement,
not punishment, explained the
ACC education chairperson.
"There is no punishment in the
course," said Jordan. "The dogs
are rewarded for proper behavior
but they are never punished."
The course is open to all dogs
older than puppy age who have all
The Canine Good Citizen class,
the first of its kind offered on St.
John, is a great way for dog own-
ers to learn proper training meth-
ods, explained Jordan, who used to
show English bull terriers back in
"One of our goals at the ACC
and especially our education goal
is to teach responsible ownership,"
said Jordan. "We want to teach
how to train your dog properly and
how to expect a well-trained dog
The cost of the class is only $50,
which is a tax deductible donation
to the ACC. Any dog who fails the
final test will have the chance to
test its skills again in May, Jordan
"If anyone needs more prac-
tice, we're going to have makeup
test at Wagapalooza in May," said
Jordan. "So any dog who takes the
test and flunks will have until May
to get their skills down."
Pet owners can register for the
course at the ACC. Call Jordan at
513-3703 for more information.
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St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 11
Annual Ruby Tourney Mar. 26-28
St. John Tradewinds
The Fourteenth Annual Ruby
Rutnik Memorial Softball Tourna-
ment will be March 26, 27 and 28
at the Winston Wells ball field in
All proceeds from the spon-
sorship of innings and the sale of
commemorative t-shirts will sup-
port the Ruby Rutnik Scholarship
Fund. Money raised from the food
and drink sales will benefit the
Love City Pan Dragons Steel Youth
Orchestra in honor of Ruby.
Since 1996 the fund has paid
out $106,500 in scholarship
awards. Additional money has
made significant improvements to
the ball field and its environs; new
electronic scoreboard, grading and
leveling of ball field and annual re-
furbishing of the concession stand
Come out and support this fun
event as high school girl players
from St. John, St. Thomas, St.
Croix and Tortola compete for the
much coveted tournament title.
Winning team is awarded a $2,500
scholarship for their school, so the
competition is tough.
Innings are for sale at $100
each, a game is $700 a scholar-
ship is $2,500. Sponsors will be
announced at the beginning of
each inning and during the games.
To sponsor an inning, a game, a
scholarship, or just make a dona-
tion, please make a check payable
to RRSF Inc.
Mail or drop off at Connections
in Cruz Bay at 776-6922 or Coral
Bay 779-6922. Visa, Master Card,
Amex and Pay Pal will also be ac-
cepted. For more infomration call
With only about two
months of construction
left, the Cruz Bay
roundabout is shaping up
- the circle was poured
last week and should
be wrapping up soon as
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DOH Issues Advisory on Pink Eye
St. John Tradewinds
Department of Health Commis-
sioner Julia Sheen advises the pub-
lic of recent reports of conjunctivi-
tis, commonly referred to as pink
eye, in the territory and is urging
residents to seek medical attention
if they feel they have contracted
While pink eye can be an irritat-
ing condition, it is usually harmless
to one's sight and typically doesn't
require extensive or emergency
treatment. However, because it can
be highly contagious for as long as
two weeks after signs and symp-
toms begin, it's important to seek
diagnosis and treatment early.
Parents are urged to keep chil-
dren with pink eye from child care
facilities or school until symptoms
have cleared, Sheen said.
Pink eye is an inflammation or
infection of the transparent mem-
brane (conjunctiva) that lines the
eyelid and part of the eyeball.
It is characterized by redness
and a gritty sensation in the eye,
along with itching. Often, a dis-
charge forms a crust on eyelashes.
12 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010
By Senator Craig Barshinger
Legislative Session Yields Big Decision
St. John Tradewinds
Huge things happened for St.
John last week in the VI. Senate.
The Legislative Session was held
for two grueling days on March
8 and 9. This is the time when all
the committee hearings, research
and preparations come together
and your senators actually enact or
reject the laws that we have been
The biggest victory was the
override of the governor's veto on
a St. John issue. As mentioned in
my last report, in December I had
successfully moved legislation to
protect the St. John Capital Im-
provement Fund from withdraw-
als for operational expenses such
as trash hauling.
Such operational expenses
should of course be paid from op-
erating budgets, leaving the Capi-
tal Improvement Fund intact for
important uses such as construct-
ing a St. John community center,
public market, or school real
capital projects that St. John needs
The governor vetoed this cor-
recting legislation, you expressed
outrage, and I asked you to con-
tact all your senators and urge an
override. You did this. An override
requires a two-thirds majority, and
we met this threshold with a 14-1
vote in favor of the override.
Congratulations to all for the
hard work and the successful out-
The Alpine Energy plan to cre-
ate 48 megawatts of electricity
for the next 20 years by burning
petcoke and trash was defeated
in session. The people of this ter-
ritory simply were not in favor of
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this deal, for environmental and
The senate rejected the lease of
land in Bovoni, signaling an end to
this multi-billion dollar deal that
seemed better for the off-island
contractor than for the people of
the Virgin Islands. Once again,
the public's participation, both in
learning about the issue and then
speaking out, led to the victory.
I hope to hear from Alpine and
WAPA and WMA shortly, with an
improved offer to close our land-
fills and make Refuse-Derived
Fuel (RDF) on St. Thomas and
on St. Croix, with a 12-megawatt
plant sized to burnm just our RDF.
This would meet the pressing
need to close the landfill, generate
some electricity, and keep the door
open for truly renewable alterna-
tives such as solar and wind.
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WAPA and WMA are to be com-
mended for their work to date. The
fact that the people did not accept
the deal they proposed last August
is not a sign of failure. The deal
was well-thought-out and worthy
of consideration. But it had flaws
and we rejected it. Now they can
take what they learned and come
back with a next proposal.
I know that people want elec-
tricity that is 1) less expensive, 2)
more reliable, and 3) renewable/
environmentally safe. My senate
committee on Economic Develop-
ment, Energy and Technology will
continue to bring energy issues to
the public in hearings and town
meetings. I intend to make sure
that anyone who wants informa-
tion can get it.
The next big victory affects
the whole territory, but most sig-
nificantly St. John. After extensive
negotiation with Governor John de
Jongh, I special-ordered a bill to al-
low him to send out the 2006 prop-
erty tax bills at the 1998 rates.
So St. John residents can for-
get about the very expensive bills
that they received in 2009; we are
going back to the affordable 1998
rates for now. This will also bring
in much-needed revenues to run
our government services. As I
have said all along, "St. John resi-
dents are ready and willing to pay
their property tax, but only their
My legislation to obtain a long-
term fix for the property tax system
is still in committee. Please weigh
in on this issue when it comes up
for hearings. But for now, we have
something we all can live with.
I am sad to report that construc-
tion has not begun on the 150
parking spaces that the executive
branch promised would begin in
February. This is not satisfactory.
The senate funded this project with
$800,000 from a bond issue.
I will continue to demand the
fulfillment of this urgently-needed
parking. If you are anxious to see
it as well, send us a letter, email,
or telephone call. It is also a good
strategy to contact the governor's
office through his administrator,
Leona Smith at 776-6484.
Fellow St. John residents, you
need this parking, you deserve this
parking, and you should demand
this parking. Your legislature
funded it over six months ago.
The solar hot water heater pro-
gram is picking up steam. As of
January 1, any Virgin Islander can
get a solar hot water heater at no
up-front cost. This is a fantastic
deal that will bring rewards for
years to come. Contact the VI.
Energy Office or any solar dealer
to begin. We have several solar
dealer/installers active right on St.
Welcome to Stuart Smith, our
new St. John-St. Thomas planner.
Having a full-time DPNR employ-
ee devoted to shepherding St. John
growth in an organized fashion
is a wonderful boon. Congratula-
tions to DPNR for accomplishing
In coming weeks, I'll be re-
porting on the trips that Catherine
Stephen in my St. John office has
organized for youngsters to learn
old-time fishing skills with the
help of our culture-bearers. We
thank the Department of Hous-
ing, Parks and Recreation for their
partnership in this effort that will
connect our youth with the tradi-
tions and wisdom of our elders.
In closing, I would like to ask
your input on how you feel about
paying $9 for a police report. It
has been reported to my office
that when you are the victim of a
crime, you are forced to pay for
the report. It is a valid point that
this is not a good time to charge
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and similar fees? Contact us at
Thanks and congratulations on
the many victories won for St. John
in the March session. I couldn't
have done it without your help!
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St. John Celebrates St. Patrick's Day
A large crowd decked out in green and shamrocks gathered outside the Quiet Mon Pub
at high noon on Saturday, March 13, to watch the Cruz Bay Irish bar's 13th annual St.
Patrick's Day parade. With the Middle Age Majorettes, an Irish step dancer, motorcycles
and fiddlers entertaining the crowd under sunny skies, the parade was a hit.
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14 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010
Letters to St. John Tradewinds
Grassroots Haiti Concert Fundraiser Was a Success
Robert "Bobby" L. Visel
St. John Tradewinds
On February 8, 2010, Robert Lyle Visel passed away at Schneider
Regional Medical Center on St Thomas. He was born in Lancing,
Michigan on March 22, 1943. He served his country, in the U.S.
Navy, for four years starting in 1960. He was on the destroyer USS
The Sullivans on the front line at the Bay of Pigs.
Robert became "Bobby" soon after his arrival to St. John in 1969.
He was a talented man with talented hands! His first year here he sat
at the dock and wove bowls, birds, and hats out of coconut palms for
Bobby's passion was finish carpentry. He spent many years build-
ing some of the first homes past Jacob's Ladder. He always had a
block of Lignum vitae wood in his pocket for carving.
Bobby loved to go camping and hiking, and camp fires were his
thing. He also loved to read and eat food was his favorite subject!
Not only known as the "life of the party," he showed kindness and had
a smile to everyone.
Bobby is survived by his daughter, Crystal Visel Christy; son, Na-
than Visel; sisters and brothers, Sally Miller, Mary Ellen Finch, Rich-
ard Opper, and James Opper; and most importantly, his "family of
friends" here on St. John. We shall all miss his kind heart.
A celebration of his life will be hosted at Hawksnest Beach on
March 22, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Keeping Track of Crime
2009 2010 TO-DATE
Homicides: 1 Homicides: 0
Shootings: 0 Shootings: 0
Stabbings: 0 Stabbings: 0
Armed Robberies: 5 Armed Robberies: 0
Arsons: 0 Arsons: 0
1st Degree Burglaries: 6 1st Degree Burglaries: 0
2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 2nd Degree Burglaries: 5
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 12
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 11
Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0
Greetings! We, the members of Inner Visions Band,
would like our community to know how successful
our St. John "Grassroots" fundraiser for Haiti did!
On Saturday, February 27, the Winston Wells ball
park was electrified with supporters for the cause.
With no actual entrance fee and our vendors giving
from their hearts, we were able to raise $5,470 for
Doctors Without Borders.
In addition we also received a check of $250 for
the American Red Cross. Together the grand total of
this event raised $5,720 for the needy brothers and
sisters of Haiti.
We'd like to thank our sponsors: Mr. Ira Wade;
Miss Leona Smith; Mr. Lew Henley; the VI Police
Department; Cool Sessions Brass for the use of their
sound system; Joseph for the lighting; our tabulators
(Star Johnson, Joan Thomas, Avis James and, Merle
Morton); Elliott Hooper at Tall Ships Printing; Lee at
I would like to personally, and on behalf of all St.
John residents who care about keeping the beauty of
our home, thank Mr. Ira Wade for all he does for our
St. John community.
There has been a continual eyesore of trash on
Gifft Hill Road which has been dragged by pigs and
goats from the Susannaberg transfer station down the
hill to the road.
Last night on the way home, I decided that I just
had to do something. It's bad enough to drive Gifft
Hill Road with all the road conditions, but, to daily
The military industry needs to be shut down if this
Capitalistic Democracy is going to survive.
We can not allow a Capitalistic industry that is
based on killing people and making war to continue
exist. The whole purpose of that industry is maintain
war. Is that something we really need?
Everyone in the world is participating in Capital-
ism, we don't have any enemies. What we have is a
disturbance by a bunch of Muslim bad guys and we
go to war with two countries.
Terrorism is just a bunch of bad guys, it doesn't
matter if it is an upset employee that shoots up the
people in is office or if he drives a plane into a build-
ing, Muslim or not.
All we have to do is make friends with their fami-
lies, and their families will tell them to stop. As soon
as we do that, we can dismantle the military industry,
better yet lets not wait.
Do you think the industry would like that? They
pay a huge amount of money to get the American
people to allow them to make money and they pay an
even greater amount to Washington to assure they get
to stay in business.
It is time, for the good of humanity that the Ameri-
can people eliminate this industry. If we don't we will
be standing by, while our government allows a capi-
St. John Printing; Alan at St. John Ice (we do apolo-
gize for not getting your last names); and all our ven-
dors and fellow musicians.
Bands like Cool Sessions Brass, Ah We Band,
Wrecktion Band, Michael Beason and Co., Echo Peo-
ple, Slammin', KoKo and the Sunshine Band, the Pan
Dragons, Kat/T-Bird and Wanda, and Percy's Sound
system all give their time unselfishly to make this all
become a reality. We do want to make mention of
Chris Carsel and Co. who freely give up their time
slot so we could remain within the time allotted for
Last but not least is you the community who at-
tended and made this happen in a big way. May the
kindness of your hearts be returned in blessings!
Inner Visions Band
witness the disgusting litter breaks my heart.
This morning as I slowly drove over the road con-
struction, I was amazed to see the hillside and road,
clear of trash!
I know Ira is short-staffed and Public Works lacks
proper equipment to do the job. But, he works tire-
lessly to address waste management on St. John.
We all owe him a big thank you for going above
talistic industry to severely limit the development of
man as a species, which could lead to its extinction.
In 2001 a few bad guy terrorists flew planes into
buildings and 2,819 Americans got killed. We started
two wars to avenge them. We got at least as many
Americans killed fighting these wars and we got 10
times that many Muslims killed while we fought it..
In America cigarettes kill more than 10 times that
many people each year and we don't go to war to stop
the murder. If we can tolerate them maybe we should
turn the military industry in to cigarette manufactur-
ers, at least then they would only kill their own cus-
Or if the industry wants to help humanity they
could get into renewable energy, space travel or in-
vent an industry that is good of mankind.
For thousands of years men were ruled by other
men who wanted to go to war be nice if they just
wanted to play basketball. It does not appear that we
are getting any better at war and it doesn't seem to be
making us much better as a species.
Technology has advanced so far and the popula-
tion of the world has become so great that wars are
becoming a real problem to all of us. This industry
need to be shut down.
A Big Thanks To Ira Wade
It's Time To End the Military Industry
Letters to St. John Tradewinds
Protecting Our Precious Gems -the Children of the V.I.
Do you know the true face of child abuse?
Some may believe it's denying a child basic needs,
or not being sacrificial as a parent, or using corporal
punishment to discipline. Child abuse is verbal, emo-
tional, psychological as well as physical.
Reacting in frustration to a child's behavior by tell-
ing them they resemble every negative attribute of
their parent is abuse. Referencing a child's social or
academic challenges and pronouncing them a failure
The well known adage "sticks and stones can break
my bones, but words can never hurt me" is a miscon-
ception because sticks and stones can break bones,
but words can hurt much more.
Emotional, psychological, and verbal abuse are
underestimated as the most damaging to the healthy
development of children. The effects of demeaning a
child's character are considerable even after the bruis-
es fade, the blood is cleaned up, and broken bones are
Some children will believe what is repeated and
grow to become what they were told.
Children need to be encouraged. Use of construc-
tive reinforcements is ideal: great job; you're the
greatest; I knew you could do it; etc. Children need to
be reminded that they can accomplish anything.
The practice of thinking before speaking despite
anger or frustration is a great exercise. Once a com-
ment is made, it cannot be retracted even if there's
deep regret for what was said. If nothing positive is
expected from children, then expect a likewise result
in how they develop. Take a moment and think, then
Making positive comments about a child before
they leave for school and at bedtime is another great
habit to develop. If a child can easily remember the
words to a song or lines in a movie, they will recall
the positive words spoken to them.
Any person who knowingly or recklessly causes
a child to suffer physical, mental or emotional injury
or who knowingly or recklessly causes a child to be
placed in a situation where it is reasonably foreseeable
that a child may suffer physical, mental or emotional
injury or be deprived of any of the basic necessities of
life shall be punished by a fine and/or imprisonment.
March is Professional Social Work Month. Chil-
dren need for parents, guardians, and caregivers to
make a conscience effort to build and/or restore a re-
lationship with them. Perseverance is vital; and there
are various resources available for guidance on im-
proving the parent and child bond.
The Department of Human Services is a multifac-
eted agency designed to provide a myriad of services
to the mass population.
Our Children and Families Protective Unit offers
assistance with the challenges involved in healthy
child rearing. Our staff is available to meet the needs
in the community as we fulfill our motto of "Working
Together to Make a Difference."
The Department of Human Services
St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 15
Dear Chocolate Hole Homeowner
Association Members (ECHLA):
Are you tired of bad roads, unfettered development, lack of
responsiveness of the ECHLA board and not having a voice?
Did you know?
... road funds are being used for non-road purposes
.. Pond Bay has not provided required ECHLA benefits
.. ECHLA is operating without a budget
... ECHLA is re-writing its homeowner covenants and restrictions
without membership input
... Safety issues, such as lack of street signs in case of emer-
gency, are ignored
If you want to help correct these issues challenging your property
values and membership well-being, the Friends of ECHLA want
to help. We need to know each other so we can help each other.
Please provide your contact information to the return email ad-
Pass the word.
During a recent visit with my brother, his wife and
their two daughters near Coral Bay, I had the pleasure
of joining my nieces for a morning at the St. John
Montessori School. I am not usually one to write to
a local publication, but felt compelled to compliment
the school and the compassionate staff after observ-
ing instruction there.
I have been a literacy coach and a remedial read-
ing and math specialist in upstate New York for many
years. During my tenure in these positions, it became
obvious that the primary failing of many educators is
the inability to actively engage children in meaning-
All too often teachers "cover" material on an ab-
stract level; talking to the children rather than foster-
ing their physical and verbal engagement with the
target topics. It was such a pleasure to see children
discussing academics with the richness of language
and focused intensity as was witnessed at St. John
Every child knew his/her responsibility to com-
plete tasks, to share their discoveries and to treat one
another and the adults in the school with behavior en-
viable for many grown ups.
It was a shocking surprise to see six year olds dem-
onstrating clear understanding of multiplication con-
cepts, five year olds naming the countries of Europe,
three and four year olds reading and writing, two year
olds categorizing things that either float or sink, and
every child responsibly maintaining their classroom
environment. Quite simply, it was one more unex-
pected gem found in paradise.
ISLAND NOTES from the publisher
Erin Go Braugh to all!
Impressed with St. John Montessori School
16 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010
Senate Removes Garbage Hauling
from Capital Improvement Fund
Continued from Page 2
Devon Tyson, buoy team
leader, caught the lionfish
after about five minutes of
_- S four divers chasing it from
coral head to coral head
near Waterlemon Cay.
St John Tradewinds News
oi L Photo by Rafe Boulon
First Confirmed Lionfish Caught Off St. John
Continued from Page 3
just don't recognize the lionfish
as a predator. It's a real concern if
these things get well established,
because it will have quite an im-
pact on our natural marine fish
The Bahamas has not had much
success in controlling the lionfish
population; however, their failure
may be due to how expansive and
unpopulated the country's islands
are, according to Boulon. While
St. John waters may be easier to
monitor, the lionfish's habits don't
lend to an easy capture.
"Unfortunately, they can be
found in anywhere from three feet
to 200 feet of water," said Boulon.
"They could be all over the place.
The most we can do is try to keep
the population as low as we can
through monitoring and removal
of the animals."
Add to that the fact that a lion-
fish can lay around 48,000 eggs at
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one time, or 2.4 million eggs per
year, and it's clear the VINP is fac-
ing an uphill battle.
The lionfish captured last week
near Waterlemon Cay has been
pickled, and its stomach contents
are being analyzed to determine
what the fish had been eating. The
specimen will be sent off to Na-
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration experts, who will
analyze the lionfish's DNA in an
attempt to determine which route
it took to arrive in the VI.
In the meantime, the VINP is
asking the public to keep its eyes
open for the dramatic-looking fish,
with stripes and large, spiny fins.
"We request that people don't
try to handle them, because their
spines are very toxic," said Bou-
lon. "Report the sighting to us, or
to VI. Fish and Wildlife, with as
much information on the location
of the lionfish as possible."
Because lionfish are territorial
and don't move around much once
they have settled down, an accu-
rate description of the location of
the sighting can help ensure a cap-
In addition to seeking help from
the public, the VINP plans to be-
gin monitoring some of the park's
more sensitive habitats, such as
mangroves and reef areas.
"We're at the very beginning of
this," said Boulon. "It's going to
be a challenge."
The victory was as much due
to Barshinger's efforts as it was
to the community's efforts, ac-
cording to the Senator at Large.
"This was a victory that was
won by St. John residents who
mobilized and contacted their
senators," said Barshinger.
"When I put out the call for peo-
ple to lobby their senators, St.
John residents came through and
every single senator got dozens
of calls. That is what tipped the
The $1.5 million annual fund
was established in the mid-1980s
and was never really used for
anything until the Susanaberg
garbage dump caught fire in
1990, explained St. John resi-
dent Steve Black, who has been
a staunch supporter of having the
St. John Capital Improvement
Fund cover the cost of capital
improvements for years.
"We never really actually re-
ceived any money," said Black.
"The fund was established in
1986 and we were supposed to
get $1.5 million each year. The
purpose was to address the fact
that St. Thomas was, and still is
today, getting the lion's share of
everything that goes on."
"St. Croix and St. John were
being neglected," Black said.
"So the senate came up with this
plan called the Capital Improve-
ment Fund that was supposed to
be for on-going improvements
on the islands to make this a little
Since it was established, how-
ever, the funds were never used
to pay for St. John capital im-
provements, Black explained..
"During the [Governor] Far-
relly administration we never had
access to those funds," he said.
"There was always some reason
why we didn't and then came
the dump fire at Susanaberg in
1990. It was supposed to be the
responsibility of Public Works to
put the fire out, but our senator
at large at the time forwarded the
idea to fund it through the Capi-
tal Improvement Fund."
In total, St. John missed out on
about $40 million of money that
could have been used to address
any number of critical needs, ac-
cording to Black.
"If you calculate the amount
of money that we've lost it's
about $40 million," he said.
"Could you imagine what St.
John would look like if over
these years we would have had
access to those funds instead of
having that money pay for gar-
"We don't have the pretty
town and the nice capital im-
provements that we should have
been getting all these years,"
Making the Capital Improve-
ment Fund cover the cost of trash
hauling makes no sense since the
service comes out of residents'
taxes, Black added.
"Not only do we pay for trash
services with our taxes, just like
St. Croix and St. Thomas, but St.
John got an extra tax in the fact
that we got singled out as the
only island that has to pay for
its hauling as well," said Black.
"It's sad that St. John lost this
money so that Public Works and
then Waste Management would
have access to this money."
"It is the Waste Management
Authority's job to pay for trash
hauling out of their $40 million
budget," Black said. "St. John
should not be the supporter of
the Waste Management Author-
With the fund returned to its
original intent, the question now
is what to do with the money.
"A really important part of
this is determining what and
how these funds can be used,"
said Black. "I think it should be a
choice of our community to help
steer some of these projects. I no
longer feel that our government
is looking out for the best inter-
est of St. John."
The funds can be earmarked
for any project, once a bill is ap-
proved by the senate, Barshinger
"Any senator can draft a bill
for a proposed use of the funds,"
said the senator. "I plan on spon-
soring a bill to use this money
for capital improvements on St.
John, of which there is not short-
age of needs."
St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010 17
WAPA's Planned Coral Bay Reverse Osmosis Plant
Continued from Page 4
150,000 gallons a day. The first part is the standpipe,
then we'll look to expand."
During his official trip to the territory under Presi-
dent George Bush, Kempthome spoke about his com-
mitment to improving the quality of life in the Coral
"With the exception of a small well, Coral Bay does
not have public fresh water," Kempthome said during
a speech in April 2008 on St. John. "There are about
300 low-to-medium income residents moving out
there. The average homeowner spends $700 a year on
"This is the first step in bringing water distribution
to Coral Bay," Kempthome continued. "We are com-
mitted to improving the standard of living here on St.
John. We care deeply about the USVI."
While the water might be welcome on shore, some
residents are wondering how the project would affect
the resources under the water.
"Not only is the area sensitive because of reefs and
sea grass beds, but there is limited circulation," said
Rafe Boulon, V.I. National Park's chief of resource
management. "I haven't seen any good circulation
studies that show anything but surface water being
pushed around by the wind. That would make the area
not ideal to handle the outflow from a reverse osmosis
"The discharge will be slightly warmer and have
a higher saline content so it would descend and not
stay near the surface," Boulon said. "Also, that area is
close to Hurricane Hole which is part of the protected
Coral Reef National Monument. Hurricane Hole is
one of the last remaining pristine mangrove habitats
anywhere in the Virgin Islands."
While there is no official word on the project, be-
fore it does move forward WAPA would need approv-
al from several agencies including the Army Corps of
Engineers, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the
Environmental Protection Agency.
Plans for Multi-purpose Center Getting Dusted Off
Continued from Page 5
project, White and Cruz Bay multipurpose center
supporter Norman Gledhill recently met with Senate
President Louis Patrick Hill and Hill's St. John liaison
Bonny Corbeil. Hill was more than receptive to the
plan, according to Gledhill.
"When you meet with a government official you
always hope to come out with a better feeling," said
Gledhill. "After meeting with Senate President Hill,
I think we came out with a big jump and my feet
haven't hit the ground yet."
"He was very enthusiastic about the plan and Bon-
ny helped tremendously," Gledhill said. "The senator
even called his secretary on St. Thomas to put a bill
together to use the Capital Improvement Fund to fi-
The multipurpose center is expected to cost be-
tween $8 and $10 million, according to Gledhill.
Giving St. John groups a direct voice to Senator
Hill is exactly what Corbeil was hired to do, she ex-
"I figure part of my job in this new position is to
make Senator Hill aware of all the different planning
that has been done through the years by different
groups and people that really didn't come to fruition,"
said Corbeil. "So many people have tried to do good
things but then a new administration comes in and,
as citizens, we're back to square one. We can educate
people about the work that has already been done."
A more recent idea for an island community center
has been growing in the ranks of the St. John Com-
munity Foundation. The group envisioned building a
multipurpose center on land it owns on Gift Hill near
the Belleuve Village community.
SJCF's plan was raised at a February town meet-
ing hosted by Corbeil, and while Hill was on St. John
recently he met with SJCF members as well, Corbeil
"At the town meeting SJCF members talked about
land they own on Gift Hill and about a way to get
a multipurpose center built," said Corbeil. "Senator
Hill wanted to meet with the SJCF board of directors
and I thought it would be good to meet with Norm
and Doug too since they did so much work on this
back during the Farrelly administration."
While it remains to be determined which location
would be ideal for a multipurpose center, there seems
to be agreement that such a facility is needed.
"Personally as a citizen, I think we need to let our
kids know how much we think of them and we can do
that by building a proper community center for our
kids and for all of our residents," said Corbeil. "Both
of the plans are actually really different animals. But
a community center is general would be a great way
to unit our island."
"I really see this as a wonderful way to unite our
whole community and give us a place to host meet-
ings with large groups of people," Corbeil said. "I
think a community center is something that we've
needed for a long time."
Legislature Passes P.O., Grande Bay Rezoning Requests
Continued from Page 7
was disheartened to hear of the rezoning's approval.
"Although this decision does not have any bearing
on my case, it is disheartening and disappointing that
there is such disregard for the law," said Trey. "Every-
one who has been, is or will be involved with Grande
Bay will appear in court and explain in full detail how
the entire development meets the Virgin Islands zon-
ing law. To date, no one has explained how this proj-
ect is deemed to be legal construction."
Barshinger urged residents to continue to act as
watchdogs to ensure Grande Bay, and all other island
development, is done to code and according to per-
mit.The senator at large's office holds copies of every
permit issued by DPNR, which are available to the
public for review, he added.
Friday, March 5
4:04 p.m. An Estate
Glucksberg resident r/ an auto
accident. Auto accident.
6:20 p.m. A citizen r/ he
was assaulted by an adult male
with a rock to his head. Assault
in the third.
7:30 p.m. An Estate Betha-
ny resident p/r that he was ver-
bally abused and threatened by
an adult male. Disturbance of
Saturday, March 6
12:23 p.m. A citizen c/r an
overturned vehicle on Center-
line Road. Auto accident.
10:15 a.m. A Caneel Bay
Apartments resident p/r she
had an altercation with anoth-
er female. Disturbance of the
3:10 p.m A visitor from
Massachusetts p/r that he lost
his beach bag. Lost bag.
5:12 p.m. Central Dispatch
r/ that a vehicle ran off the road
in the area of Estate Zooten-
vaal. Auto accident.
7:41 p.m. A citizen p/ re-
questing medical attention for
his injuries. Police assistance.
Sunday, March 7
4:42 a.m. -AnEstateBethany
resident c/r that his wife passed
away at his home. D.O.A.
10:58 a.m. Avisitor r/ that a
tree branch damaged his rental
vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.
11:54 a.m. A visitor from
Georgia r/ that she parked her
rental car and it was hit. Hit and
4:15 p.m. A citizen r/ an
overturned vehicle in the area
of Supreme Comer. Auto ac-
5:16 p.m. A citizen r/ an es-
tablishment in Cruz Bay play-
ing loud music. Loud music.
Monday, March 8
1:06 a.m. A citizen r/ he
was bitten by a dog in the area
of Coral Bay. Dog bite.
8:30 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident r/ a burglary.
Burglary in the second.
5:41 p.m. A citizen c/r a
grand larceny. Grand larceny.
Tuesday, March 9
5:55 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident r/ someone
threw a rock in her vehicle
window causing damage to the
vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.
5:56 a.m. -AnEstate Enighed
resident r/ someone damaged
his vehicle with a rock. Dam-
age to a vehicle.
8:50 a.m. An Estate Betha-
ny resident c/r that her husband
is violating a court order. Court
10:15 a.m. Central Dis-
patch r/ a disturbance at the
Boulon Center. Simple assault.
4:00 p.m. A citizen r/ a two
vehicle accident in the area of
the Pine Peace basketball court.
4:59 p.m. A citizen r/ a dis-
turbance of the peace in Estate
Enighed. Disturbance of the
5:09 p.m. An Estate Beth-
any resident r/ a disturbance at
her neighbor's house. Distur-
bance of the peace, D.V
7:24 p.m. A St. Thomas
resident r/ a disturbance at the
Cruz Bay dock. Disturbance of
the peace, threats.
9:18 p.m. An employee of
Spyglass in Wharfside Village
r/ a disturbance. Police assis-
Wednesday, March 10
12:35 p.m. The owner of
the New to You shop c/r a bur-
glary at the establishment. Bur-
glary in the second.
2:36 p.m .- An Estate Pas-
tory resident r/ that she is being
verbally abused. Disturbance
of the peace, D.V
6:46 p.m. A citizen r/ that
a male struck him with a cane.
Thursday, March 11
resident r/ that a citizen got into
a verbal altercation with him.
Disturbance of the peace.
6:33 p.m. A citizen r/ a
suspicious vehicle. Suspicious
St. John Police Report
Emergency Land Line: 911
Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110
18 St. John Tradewinds, March 15-21, 2010
St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient-
ed, not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885.
Wednesday, March 17
The St. John free lecture to be on March 17 at Trinidad Char-
lie's house. Please call Suki Buckhalter at 642-3739 for more in-
formation and directions to lecture.
Steve Simon's eighth annual blues festival will rock St. John
from March 17 through 21.
Saturday, March 20
The Coral Bay Yacht Club is hosting the almost annual flotilla
to benefit Guy Benjamin School on Saturday, March 20, at Miss
Vie's Campground on the East End.
Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 18
The Fourteenth Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tour-
nament will be March 26, 27 and 28 at the Winston Wells ball
field in Cruz Bay.
Friday, March 26
The Department of Human Services, in conjunction with other
departments and organizations will host Child Find, a free devel-
opmental screening for children up to five years old. The screen-
ing will be on Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health Center.
Friday, March 31
Friends of V.I. National Park were forced to reschedule two
popular seminars this year due to schedule conflicts. New dates
have been selected for both seminars and spaces are already be-
ginning to fill. The popular Reptile Hike will be on March 31
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants can search for reptiles
Saturday, April 10
Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala will take place on
Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort.
Saturday, May 22
Mark those calendars the Animal Care Center will celebrate
Wagapalooza's tenth anniversary on Saturday, May 22.
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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 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 will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from 6
to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.
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Baha'i Community of St. John
Race Unity Devotions
7:30 p.m. Friday;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
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include granite countertops, spa. This self contained para-
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deck with adjoining spa, water floor plan just steps from the
views from every room & pool palm studded white sand
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"Coral Bay Casa" Masonry
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dk:lk an-id tropical landscaping and the ample parking area. Excellent
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access and walking distance from Reef Bay beach. Includes 1996 Jeep
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gardener's delight. Walk to Reef Bay Beach. $499,000
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"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views
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Westin just reduced to $99,000, One acre on Bordeaux with terrific down island views -
motivated seller make an offer, Beautiful lot at Calabash Boom with an easy build and views up
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LUMINARIA Luxurious ridge-top villa with incredible views of North shore and down island. Large pool
with waterfall, 3 bedroom/ bath suites, 4 car garage, gated entry, beautiful furnishings and landscaping,
vacation rental history. $2,495,000.
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VILLA ROMANCE A brand new, luxury, villa built to the
highest quality & craftsmanship. This well-designed villa
provides privacy, comfort & exquisite detail. The gated en-
try leads to the heart of the villa, overlooking the 30 ft. pool,
with a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral flooring,
fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, & romantic
gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! Reduced to $2,400,000.
A BEST BUY!- Well built, poured concrete cottage with
lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile
floors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters,
flat lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future
garage & expansion. Only $349,000.
CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance fea-
tures. three bedroom/two baths, large covered veranda,
spa, 20' vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for ex-
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.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Masonry 2 bd/2 bath home
with carport/workshop, on an absolutely gorgeous 0.86
acre lot with panoramic views. End of the road privacy.
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. $1,950,000.
NAUTILUS Dramatic WATERFRONT setting on Ma-
ria Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa w/large wraparound
veranda, spa, sunrise to sunset views, 1.09 acre, tile roof,
circular drive. $1,495,000.
SEASCAPE Fantastic location on Bovovoap Pt!
Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool, plus a separate
caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy.
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.
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 $980,000.
CHEZ SHELL Charming 3 bd / 3 bath, w/gorgeous
sunset views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This
beautifully decorated, & maintained rental villa has mar-
ble floors, A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent
floor plan. $1,295,000.
TESSERACT Popular 3 bdrm / 3 bath rental home w/
fanta __ to
St. T i ple
deck- cy & 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 homew/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000
BOATMAN POINT Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
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
BORDEAUX MT. Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large
porch, water view, 12 ac. lot w/large trees. $575,000.
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. Reduced to $399K!
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
peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap-
ing, 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 FrankBay, R-4zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 12 ac. $299K& $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 12 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS- Outstanding views. $325K & $415K.
LEINSTER BAY 2 lots on Johnny Horn Trail. $225K
ZOOTENVAAL- Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.
GREAT CRUZ BAY 1.05 acre site w/fantastic har-
bor views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing.
ESTATE FISH BAY- Many parcels to choose from, start-
ing at $150K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS Time to buy.
Affordable lots, with water views, $88k and up.
CBR BUSINESS LISTINGS
FABRIC MILL Very successful clothing business, es-
tablished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes
inventory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000.
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"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3
"EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 from $335,000
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"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views
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"HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable
borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000
"SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible
BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for
$9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI views,
excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls,
planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots
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VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above AMOROSA A brilliant luscan inspired villa in L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa nearing
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence exudes Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking desirable Pt Rendezvous Smart and efficient completion. 4 master suites, top shelf furnishings,
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000 path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000 design 4BR/40 BA, pool, spa $2,950,000 granite counter tops & travertine floors. $3,450,00(
ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor
plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites.
BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
overlooking Rendezvous Bay, Caribbean cute
popular vacation rental $769,000
NEW "BLUE CARIBE" Successful short
term rental home with gourmet kitchen and
with views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath guest
cottage in quaint neighborhood. $599,000.
CAROLINA Views t ell maintained
2-unit cotta tI, ALL OFFERS
ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a
tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay.
3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000.
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1 x1) masonry home
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard, 3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000 water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $1,050,000 home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in ONE OF THE BEST DEALS-N ST. JOHN!
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. LA BELLA VITA ,r villa in the
beaches, cooling breezes $2,175,000. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000 Virgin Gran l i a/ic identical master
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled suites & breathtaking views of STT. $2,250,000
panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for develop- pool deck, 2 AC. suites & mahogany NEW!MILLRIDGEexudesquality, mahogany
ment. $2,950,000 hardwoods Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 BA,
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa Belvedere office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000
views, 3 bdrms w/en suite baths. Open style, Commanding views, year-round sunsets, AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views,
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000 prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool located in the main building, plus private
3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish while gazing out upon excellent bay views, self-contained guest cottage $2,295,000
tile roof, 1800 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000 Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA upper level. Lower level: 2 BR, living area &
Impressive recent renovations $1,195,000. with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 kitchen. A/C. $675,000
COTTAGE One of the least expensive
homes on the market! Great starter home with
room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit
masonry home also available. $279,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views
with many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000
CHATEAU MARGOTAprvategated compound
located in Spice Hill, knock your socks off views, 5
BR + guest cottage. 2 acres. $1,950,000.
GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B. West Indian
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
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
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