March 22-28, 2010
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BLUES FESTIVAL ROCKS ST. JOHN
About 1,000 Blues fans packed the Coral Bay ball field on Saturday night, March 20, for the main concert of the
8th Annual St. John Blues Festival, hosted by Steve and Helen Simon. The night of fabulous music included acts
by The Ford Blues Band, E.G. Kight, J.T. Lauritsen, JP Soards and The Red Hots, Shakura S'aida, the Ty Curtis
Band, Washboard Jo and headliner Deanna Bogart. Story on Page 3
Cid Hamling To
Be Honored at
Helping To Solve
Moms and Dads
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Thomas and Boston Face Second Jury
in Cockayne Murder Case March 22
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Anselmo Boston and Kamal
Thomas will face a jury for the sec-
ond time starting Monday, March
22, for their roles in the stabbing
death of 21-year-old Jamie Cock-
ayne in the early morning hours of
June 19, 2007.
The two men will face charges
of third degree assault and use of
a dangerous weapon during the
commission of a crime of violence,
charges they were previously con-
victed of following an October
V.I. Superior Court Judge Bren-
da Hollar threw those verdicts out
after evidence came to light which
had not previously been shared
with the defense.
The third defendant in the Coc-
kayne murder case, Jahlil Ward,
was convicted of murder in the
first degree following the October
2008 trial, which joined all three
After Hollar threw out Ward's
conviction, she ordered a new
trial for him to face a jury alone.
Ward was convicted of second de-
gree murder after his second trial,
which wrapped up in December
Second degree murder carries
no maximum sentence in the Vir-
gin Islands, leaving sentencing
wide open to Hollar's judgement.
The only guideline in the V.I. Code
pertaining to second degree mur-
der is a minimum sentence of five
years in prison.
Ward has still not been sen-
tenced, however, as Hollar con-
tinues to hear motions to grant
the 22-year-old a third trial due to
controversial actions by the pros-
ecutors. Ward's defense attorneys
were never able to track down
a man who alleged that Thomas
made ajailhouse confession about
the murder, because prosecutors
didn't share the information, ac-
cording the attorneys.
"Concerning defendant Jahlil
Ward, who was convicted of sec-
ond degree murder in December
2009, Judge Hollar has not yet
made a decision on whether she
will order a new trial or sentence
Ward," said Department of Justice
spokesperson Sara Lezama.
In the meantime Boston, 33,
and Thomas, 20, will face third de-
gree assault and weapons charges
in their second trial before Hollar
which starts on March 22 in VI.
Superior Court. The case will be
prosecuted by V.I. Assistant Attor-
neys General Courtney Reese and
During their first trial, pros-
ecutors alleged that Thomas and
Boston got into an altercation with
Cockayne at a downtown Cruz Bay
bar on the night of June 18, which
set the fatal actions of the next few
hours in motion and ultimately re-
sulted in Cockayne's death.
Upset because Cockayne kicked
Boston's girlfriend's car earlier in
the day, Boston allegedly took re-
venge in the form of a pool cue over
Cockayne's head when the two ran
into each other in the Front Yard
Bar, according to prosecutors.
Following the melee at the bar,
Boston, Thomas and Ward who
had each picked up wooden sticks
that were lying nearby alleged-
ly followed Cockayne up the street
to the vicinity of Dolphin Market,
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Reliance's Calabash Townhouses
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Twenty four townhouses located on the flat, roadside portion of
Reliance Housing Foundation's Calabash Boom affordable hous-
ing complex are for sale.
The duplex townhouses all have three bedrooms and one bath
and come with their own cistern. The purchase price is $295,000
and the homes are available to people with an income of up to
$135,000 per year.
There are numerous subsidies and buy-downs which can bring
an average mortgage down to $125,000 with monthly payments as
low as $951. About $15,000 in cash is required for closing costs.
For more information or to apply to purchase a townhouse at
Calabash Boom, call the VIHFA at 774-4432.
Using Sport for Social Change Meeting
Using Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St. John
Community Foundation and the Department of Housing, Parks and
Recreation, invites the community to attend a special gathering at
La Tapa on Tuesday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.
This event will give residents an opportunity to hear about what
USFSC is, what they have accomplished so far, and what they are
hoping to accomplish in the future.
AARP Driver Safety Class Is March 24
AARP is offering senior driver safety classes throughout the ter-
ritory. On St. John the class will be on Wednesday, March 24, from
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church. For more
information call Julia Pankey at 772-3042.
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 is Friday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at My-
rah Keating Smith Community Health Center. For more informa-
tion, call 774-4399 or 718-7997.
Head Start Applications Available
The Department of Human Services' Head Start program is now
accepting applications to enroll children aged 3 to 5 for the 2010-
2011 school year.
Children must be the required age on or before December 31,
2010. Completed applications must include the child's birth cer-
tificate, social security information (including head of household),
immunization card, and proof of family income, food stamp case
number and insurance/MAP information.
Applications can be picked up and dropped off in the Head Start
office at Knud Hansen Complex on St. Thomas.
Chamber Chapter Meeting Is Mar. 30
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30,
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs.
Items to be discussed include an update on VI. Port Author-
ity/deJongh Associates parking and future proposals. Additional
copies of the deJongh proposal will be available at the meeting.
Signage and more welcome information for the barge area, the up-
coming Crime Victims Week St. John Vigil plus other issues the
chapter is working on will also be discussed.
St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010
St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus
(Clockwise from Top Left) The crowd roared their approval for the Blues; the Deanna
Bogart band; Love City's own Barbi Barry rocked the harmonica with Shakura S'Aida; and
"Boogie" Blues artist Deanna Bogart.
8th Annual St. John Blues Festival Rocks Coral Bay
By Karin Schlesinger
St. John Tradewinds
Stellar performances rocked
the 8th Annual Johnny Walker St.
John Blues Festival main concert
in the Coral Bay ball field on Sat-
urday night, March 20, from four
guest bands and a myriad of guest
The pre-party kicked off mid-
afternoon with the Skinny Legs
Blues Review featuring local mu-
sician Chris Carsel and Company
with guest artists. By the 7 p.m.
start time for the main concert, the
crowd was more than primed for
a hot night of top musicians from
around the globe.
The big concert opened with
performances from the top bands
of the 2009 International Blues
Challenge and that was only the
Hailing from Oregon, the Blues
Challenge finalist Ty Curtis Band
called out "I sing the Blues" intheir
opener lyrics. It was the first crowd
teaser of the night and warmed the
early evening crowd arriving with
beach chairs and blankets to settle
in for the evening.
Over 1,000 tickets were sold for
the big concert. Steve and Helen
Simon were the perfect hosts, with
Steve as master of ceremonies.
Between sets, Simon invited au-
dience member Senate President
Louis Patrick Hill onstage and pre-
sented him with an official USVI
Blues License plate. He thanked
the senator for his continued sup-
port for the island of St. John and
the things that matter to the com-
JP Soars and The Red Hots,
winners of the International Blues
Challenge took the stage next with
JP's unique red hot guitar and a
stageful of surprises. Their eclectic
mix ranged from original tunes to
Muddy Waters greats and a soulful
"Gangsta of Love."
A guest appearance by Billy
Gibson brought cheers from the
crowd. The Blues Music Awards
Instrumentalist of the Year strutted
his stuff with a tight performance
for the Red Hots band.
The band was also joined on
stage by JT Laurensen and his
accordion with sweet vibes. The
memorable "I Want A Bald Head-
ed Woman" was dedicated to Steve
Simon by JT and had the crowd
roaring in approval.
To top it off, last year's crowd
pleaser Washboard Jo joined them
on stage. The colorful Jo wowed
the audience with her faster than
lightening washboard percussions.
Her purple outfit, fully tattooed
arms and light-up keyboard were
as vivid as her personality and per-
The Ford Blues Band with
drummer Patrick Ford took over
the stage with solid performances
from everyone in the band. Andy
Ford made magic with his har-
monica, while the strings from
Volker Strifler were electrifying.
Dewayne Pate's rich reper-
toire showed its depth. It was hard
to find anyone not swaying and
grooving to both their classical and
their own refreshing Blues style.
Ten seconds after the opening
keyboards, the audience knew
they were in for something ex-
traordinary with the Deanna Bog-
art Band. Contemporary Blues
married boogie as Bogart took to
the keyboards with her saxophone
ready nearby. She talked about
playing on St. John.
"It's because of the love of Love
City that made it happen" Bogart
She also spoke about her new-
"On the way to the Smoothie
Stand on the other side," she said,
but needed no more words the
Bogart's tenor saxophone em-
bodied the blues with every rich
note and her performance dazzled
as the evening reached an unprec-
Then EG Knight joined in for
some special Southern Comfort
and got the whole audience en-
gaged with her "Trouble with a
This southern gal from Georgia
won a lot of hearts Saturday night
with her fine guitar and strong vo-
cals which married country to the
International solo artist Shakura
S'Aida then took the stage and
belted out some fine blues. Love
City's own Barbie Barry was in-
vited up on stage to join the ladies
with her harmonica for a number
and held her own amongst these
It was ladies night in Coral Bay.
The audience was on their feet,
dancing and hanging on to every
word. All things must end, but first
their was an impromptu song from
the four visiting female artists.
They sang about their newfound
love of St. John smoothies. It was
a love letter to St. John that left the
audience happy and sated with the
Blues but sad it all had to come to
While it's hard to believe Satur-
day night's event could be topped,
the 9th Annual Johnny Walker
St. John Blues Festival is already
planned for the third week of
March in 2011.
The initial lineup for the event
includes such music greats as
Curtis Salgado, Grady Champion,
Candye Kane, and Moreland and
Arbuckle. Start planning now to
be on-island for this great event
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Thursday, March 25th
4 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010
Danish Interns Helping Solve Mysteries of Recently Uncovered Ruins
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. National Park's ar-
chaeology program welcomed two
people to the island on Sunday,
March 21, who are armed with a
myriad of information and ready
to help solve the mysteries of re-
cently uncovered ruins.
The two graduate students from
the University of Copenhagen's
Saxo Institute along with a third
student, who is slated to arrive
April 1 have spent the months
leading up to their trip to St. John
in the Danish State Archives, gath-
ering bits of information to help
determine who lived at estates
which are now in ruins between
Haulover and Brown Bay.
This will be the fourth year the
VINP has welcomed interns from
the University of Copenhagen in
Denmark, who have all come to
help flesh out the stories of those
who called St. John home during
Danish rule in the 19th Century.
Adding urgency to the task fac-
ing this year's interns is the fact
that hiking trails were recently cut
through the area between Haulover
and Brown Bay, leaving whatever
artifacts that may be in the area un-
"We could lose that part of his-
tory sitting on the surface," said
VINP Archaeologist Ken Wild.
"We want to carefully map all
those artifacts and the ruins. A lot
of these things were lost in the
Danish archives for a long time."
The interns' first mission will
be to catalogue whatever ruins and
artifacts are directly along the re-
cently cut trails, Wild continued.
"We can't get it back once it's
gone," he said.
The Danish students research
covers people who may have lived
at different estates on St. John.
They then hope to match artifacts
found at estate ruins with informa-
tion gleaned from the archives.
"Artifacts may match up to what
the students find in the archives,
which enables us to say, 'yes, this
was so-and-so's estate," said Wild.
"If we lose the artifacts, we lose
the ability to do that."
The students typically come in
May; however, they are coming
earlier this year because the Dan-
ish archives are shutting down and
Wild anticipates the schedule
change will prove to be a good
thing for two reasons. First of all,
the students will be able to spend
more time in the archives once they
return to Denmark before their re-
ports are due, Wild explained.
"I think it will also work better
because the mosquitoes won't be
so bad," he said.
The internship program has
proven hugely beneficial to the
VINP archaeology program's ef-
forts to put faces and stories with
the remains of numerous estates
dotting the island.
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in the next 10 years.
Federal programs will be
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St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 5
The St. John Band
Love City residents
dressed to the nines, above,
registered at the auction,
below, for the chance to win
big like golden ticket winner
Johnathon Doran, at right.
Tradewinds News Photos by Tristan Ewald
GHS' 24th Annual Auction Raises
$150,000 for Scholarship Fund
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After dancing under the stars at Cruz Bay Prime
until the wee hours of the night, Gifft Hill School of-
ficials deservedly rested their tired feet.
The school hosted its 24th Annual Auction on Sat-
urday, March 13, at the Westin Resort and Villas a
night that included plenty of laughs as well as tears
In total, the school raised about $150,000 from the
auctionwhich will go to the GHS scholarship fund that
supports 60 percent of its students. The amount was
$25,000 more than was raised at last year's auction,
explained GHS development director Beth Jones.
"There were so many acts of generosity that night,
it really was amazing," said Jones. "I was so worried
that due to the economy people wouldn't be as willing
to give this year, but we had such an overwhelming
response. We had people stopping by the day before
the event to drop off items for the auction."
"I don't think it could have gone better," Jones
One highlight of the night was a touching tribute
to GHS preschool teacher Val Prakas, who has been
with the school for 16 years. Even as GHS Lower
School principal Beth Knight announced the tribute,
Prakas had no idea who was going to be honored, ex-
"She's so humble that even as Ms. Beth was speak-
ing, Val didn't think it was her we were honoring,"
said Jones. "Not until the video came on did she re-
alize we were honoring her and then she was so ex-
The school secretly flew in several members of
Prakas' family, who came out to surprise the teacher
from their hiding places in the Westin ballroom kitch-
en. Selecting Prakas as this year's honoree was easy
for the school, Jones added.
"We chose Val because she's just a rock of the
Lower School and the most wonderful person," said
the GHS development director. "She will do anything
for the school at any time without us even asking."
After enjoying the auction from a special table
- instead of volunteering for the event as usual -
Prakas and her family enjoyed a two-night stay in a
luxurious villa, dinner at Waterfront Bistro and a mas-
"She was so excited and so surprised, it was per-
fect," Jones said.
A large display of wine enticed party-goers to try
their hand at winning the "Wall of Wine" prize. A $50
donation to the school entered one in a spirited game
of heads or tails. Contestants placed their hands on
their heads or their tails and were allowed to continue
to the next round if their choice matched the result of
a coin flip.
After several rounds, the final few contestants took
the stage and the group was quickly down to three
people. In another act that illustrated the generosity of
auction attendees, Wall of Wine winner Dustin Prud-
homme donated the coveted prize back to the school
to auction off again.
A beautiful champagne diamond necklace by R&I
Patton was another enticing prize. Participants pur-
chased $25 glasses of champagne or wine, which
entered them into a special raffle to take home the
roughly $6,000 necklace.
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Chamber Honors Love City's Cid
Hamling for Community Service
By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
St. John community activist Cid
Hamling was humbly surprised to
discover she will be among this
year's distinguished honorees at
the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce's upcoming awards
"I am stunned by this award,"
Hamling said. "And hardly able to
accept such an honor without tear-
The local chamber will recog-
nize recipients of the 27th Annual
Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta Commu-
nity Service Awards at St. Peter
Greathouse on St. Thomas Sat-
urday evening, April 10, during a
banquet and dinner dance themed
"Grooving with the Sixties."
The annual award was estab-
lished in 1983 to recognize out-
standing contributions of public
officials and private citizens who
reflect the commitment and dedi-
cation exemplified by LaMotta, a
former Chamber president, Small
Businessman of the Year, civic
leader and renowned Caribbean
composer and musician.
"Cid was selected for her long-
term dedication to the community
of St. John and unending efforts
to enhance the lives of all St.
Johnians," said Kate Norfleet, St.
John representative on the Cham-
ber's board of directors.
Hamling, who has been a mem-
ber of the St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce since the
early 80s, has remained active in
the community from the time she
set foot in the Virgin Islands three
Well known on St. John as the
warm and friendly owner of the is-
land's two long-standing commu-
nications centers, Connections and
Connections East, Hamling also
serves on the Friends of the Virgin
Islands National Park's board of
directors and as the St. John Re-
volving Fund's administrator.
She was one of the founding
members of the St. John Action
Committee, and can often be heard
advocating for the island's senior
population and the visitors who
keep its tourism industry thriving.
Hamling remains involved in
Kids and the Sea, the Animal Care
Center, the St. John Historical So-
ciety, and has played a supporting
role in non-profits including St.
John School of the Arts, St. John
Rotary, the American Legion, the
Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Softball
Tournament and the island's local
schools over the years.
"With all of the fund raisers I
have been involved with over the
past 30 years for friends and or-
ganizations in need, whether due
to lack of governmental funding,
for personal medical emergencies,
natural disasters, our children, our
environment, and the quality and
respect of life that I believe so
strongly in, the single factor is that
St. John is an exceptional commu-
nity," Hamling said. "I am so very
proud that I have chosen to call St.
John my home."
Despite her impressive resume,
Hamling said she was stunned and
honored when she learned of the
"We were having a St. John
Chamber meeting at the Battery,
and of course I don't lock Con-
nections' doors until 5:30 and the
meeting started at 5:30," Hamling
said. "And as I walked into a very
packed room, everyone turned
around and smiled at me, and I
thought, 'geez, I am just 10 min-
But when the meeting was over,
Norfleet announced the news again
for the late arrivals.
"I couldn't believe it those
are some pretty big shoes to fill,"
Hamling said. "I am just very hon-
ored and kind of blown away to be
considered in the same league or
category as those people who have
been honored in the past."
The selection process for the
awards, which are presented to in-
dividuals who exhibit dedication,
sincerity, forthrightness and ethics
in their community involvement,
takes several months, according to
Joe Aubain, the Chamber's execu-
"The board does a pretty ex-
tensive job at looking at folks, not
only who are successful as busi-
ness owners but what they have
been giving to the community over
the years, and I think every year
people look forward to finding out
who is going to be named as the re-
cipients," Aubain said. "I think the
community will see that Cid has
been involved in numerous com-
munity efforts, whether it has been
serving on boards or spearheading
projects she has been involved in
many activities that have benefited
This year, the board is awarding
eight recipients: Hamling is joined
by Patrick and Yanick Bayard from
the private sector; Commissioner
Albert Bryan, Jr. from the public
sector, and Lindley "Buddy" Ken-
nings from the non-profit arena.
The Public Finance Authority and
the Mafalies Day Care buildings
will receive awards for design ex-
cellence, and Shamoy David will
receive the student achievement
The evening kicks off with
cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and the ban-
quet and awards ceremony begins
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $125 per
person and must be reserved by
April 3 by calling 776-0100.
Past St. John LaMotta
S 1987 Nobel Samuel
* 1990- James St. John, II
* 1991 -Franklin Powell, Sr.
* 1992 Elaine lone Sprauve
* 1999-Jose Penn
* 2000 Mongoose Junction,
Award for Design Excellence
* 2006 Ruth "Sis" Frank
* 2008 Stanley Selengut
* 2009 Steve and Helen
Simon, Guy Benjamin
d dAbs' r its
St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 7
UU Unveils Second Edition of "Smart Guide to Island Housekeeping"
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Have a question about where to recycle
that television set?
Well look no further than the "Smart
Guide to Island Housekeeping," which
was recently republished by the Unitarian
Universalists Fellowship of St. John (UU)
thanks to a $3,700 grant from the VI. Waste
Management Authority (VIWMA).
"Everyone in the fellowship is trying to
do things in a green way in every respect,"
said said UU member and guide editor Suki
Buchalter. "One fulfillment for that project
is doing education projects like our 'Smart
Guide.' It is also fulfilling a key Unitarian
Universalist principle of 'respect for the in-
terdependent web of all existence of which
we are a part.'"
The guide was originally published in
2008, but the updated version includes new
information like aluminum recycling by the
Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands'
St. John Chapter, solar hot water heaters and
the latest recycling location and times from
With a cover illustration by Lisa Etre, the
guide is easily recognizable and will be in-
dispensable to anyone looking to "green up"
Features in the new guide include envi-
ronmental tips for visitors with informa-
tion about conserving water and energy and
where to dispose of trash. For St. John resi-
dents, the "Smart Guide" has tips for sav-
ing energy and the latest rebate information
from the V.I. Energy Office.
The VIWMA recycling guide includes
information on where to recycle everything
from art supplies to wire coat hangers.
UU members also joined forces with
the Island Green Building Association for
a feature about environmentally-friendly
development. With a guide to whipping up
non-toxic household cleaners and helpful
information about local trees and plants, the
"Smart Guide" has a little something for ev-
"We have over 500 rental homes on St.
John and one of our man goals is to get the
guide into those homes so people understand
how important it to conserve water and en-
ergy during their stays," said Buchalter.
Brimming with so much information, the
"Smart Guide" should be required reading
for St. John visitors and residents. But to en-
sure it's survival, UU members are hoping
to attract sponsors, explained Buchalter.
"We encourage people who like the pub-
lication and who are excited about it to join
our effort and sponsor the booklet," she said.
"The grant from VIWMA was great and it
allowed us to reprint this second edition, but
we do need additional help to keep this go-
ing in the future."
Look for the "Smart Guide" at Connec-
tions, Keep Me Posted, Friends of the Park
Store, Maho Bay Campground and Island
Green Building Association.
UU member and "Smart Guide" editor
Gail Karlsson will discuss the new edition
at UU's Sunday, March 28, gathering at the
Gifft Hill School's great room at the Lower
Campus starting at 10 a.m.
Karlsson, an environmental lawyer and
consultant to the United Nations' Develop-
ment Program on Energy and Environmen-
tal Issues, will discuss the guide as well as
her recent trip to the Climate Summit in Co-
Karlsson will discuss "Truth, Justice and
the American Way of Life" and consider
how principles of equity, compassion and
respect for nature can lead towards more
sustainable lifestyles and a broader sense of
The public is invited to attend the gath-
ering and transportation from Cruz Bay is
available. The group meets at 9:45 a.m.,
with the discussion starting at 10 a.m. For
transportation call 776-6332.
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8 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010
Learn To Be a Better Dad and Courageous Mom on March 23
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
There's no doubt that the Virgin Islands
faces its own set of problems when it comes
to raising today's youth.
Fathers are often absent, or are not
equipped with the knowledge of how to be
a good role model. Mothers are left raising
their children alone, and are often over-
Author and speaker Rick Johnson hopes
to address these problems by giving Virgin
Islands parents the tools they need to be-
come better fathers and mothers during his
whirlwind tour of the territory, including a
Tuesday, March 23, workshop from 6 to 9
p.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve School.
The seminars, entitled Better Dads: Help-
ing Men Become Better Fathers and Coura-
geous Moms: Raising Boys to Become Good
Men are open to the public, and will be si-
multaneously broadcast on 105.3 JAMZ,
Radio One at AM 1000 and WSTA at AM
Johnson, a bestselling author and much
sought-after speaker across the U.S. and
Canada, founded his company, Better Dads,
after he was faced with raising children
without the knowledge of how to be a good
"I was raised in a home without a good
role model for a father," said Johnson.
"When I had kids, while I knew what I
wasn't supposed to do, I didn't know what
I was supposed to do. A lot, if not all, of the
problems we face in our culture are related
to men not fulfilling their roles as fathers
and husbands because it hasn't been mod-
eled for them."
Johnson started out doing workshops
for men, and eventually branched out into
workshops for women as well after an ac-
quaintance asked him to take on the chal-
"A school counselor approached me, ask-
ing me to put something together for the nu-
merous single moms who are raising boys,"
said Johnson. "I was really reluctant at first,
because I felt like I was supposed to work
with men. The counselor told me, 'it's easier
to raise the boy than it is to fix the man,' so
I put something together and Courageous
Moms has really exploded around the U.S."
During his time in the territory, Johnson
will make several radio and television ap-
pearances, and will host workshops with
prisoners in custody of the VI. Bureau of
Johnson's tour of the territory was initi-
ated when local community activist and talk
show host Stephanie Scott-Williams picked
up Johnson's books "Better Dads, Stron-
ger Sons" in an airport. She was so moved
by the book that she ordered 10 copies of
it upon returning to the VI. and arranged
a meeting with 10 men in the community
to discuss strengthening the relationships
between men, boys and their fathers in the
"Bigger jails, stronger laws and more
enforcement officers are not the answer to
the 'dis-ease' and shootings in our com-
munities," said Scott-Williams. "Most will
agree, there is a direct correlation between
the anger we see displayed amongst our
young men and the absence of their fathers
in their lives. Maybe, just maybe, we can be-
gin to stem the anger that we see displayed
amongst our young men."
Johnson anticipates his message will ap-
ply to a broad spectrum of residents.
"The stuff we're doing applies to virtu-
ally everybody," he said. "We'll be talking
about the importance of fathers and some of
the consequences we're seeing by not bring-
ing men up to be good fathers and husbands.
We'll also help women who are concerned
about how to raise their boys to be good men
and not fall into those generational cycles
we see over and over where the grandfather,
the father and so on are in prison, addicted
to drugs or are abusive."
"The way to break these cycles is to edu-
cate people and provide positive role models
for people to emulate and teach them how to
live," Johnson added.
While there's no way to quantitatively
measure the success of Better Dads, John-
son receives letters daily from people whose
lives he has touched, through his books and
"Those things are very encouraging,"
Johnson said. "We're making a difference
one family at a time. That's the only way
to do it."
Continued on Page 17
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Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis, above assisting former St.
John Administrator Julien Harley, was a celebrity waiter at
last year's JESS gala.
Get Ready for 13th Annual
JESS Gala on April 10
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Preparations are in high gear for
the 13th Annual Julius E. Sprauve
School Gala scheduled for Satur-
day, April 10, at Caneel Bay Re-
While funds raised at last year's
gala have yet to be spent on prom-
ised kitchen upgrades, bids are go-
ing out and JESS officials expect
the renovations to start soon, ex-
plained Ivy Scatliffe, the school's
clerk typist III.
"Work on the kitchen improve-
ments is in progress," said Scat-
liffe. "The upgrades have not been
completed, but we hope to get go-
ing on that soon."
Funds raised at this year's gala
will be used for constructing a
playground for the elementary
school, purchasing an electronic
marquee to announce school ac-
tivities, upgrading the school's
gym and establishing a scholarship
fund, according to Scatliffe.
"We have a lot of things on the
agenda this year so we're hoping
to have another successful fund
raiser," she said.
The night is sure to be a treat
for all. From the celebrity waiters,
including parents, teachers and
faculty, who will be taking orders
to all the great prizes available, the
gala will have something for ev-
eryone to enjoy.
Numerous raffle prizes are
available as well as both a live and
silent auction, Scatliffe explained.
"One of the live auction prizes
this year is a seven night cruise,"
she said. "We also have local hotel
stays, full day sails, gift certificates
to various stores and restaurants,
jewelry and art work."
Raffle tickets are available for
$10 and $25 each and can be pur-
chased at JESS or at The Market-
place this weekend when students
will be setting up a table outside
Starfish, according to Scatliffe.
Gala tickets are $75 each and
are available at the Cruz Bay pub-
The JESS gala theme this year
is "Building a Brighter Tomorrow
by Caring, Nurturing and Educat-
ing our Children," and the night
will be focused on improving the
future for JESS students
"Anyone who cares about edu-
cation and wants to see our stu-
dents achieve their goals should
come out and support the gala,"
The party kicks off with a cock-
tail reception at 6:30 p.m. with
dinner at 7:30 p.m., followed by
the live auction and dancing to the
sounds of St. Thomas band En-
"We're really excited for anoth-
er successful gala," said Scatliffe.
For more information about the
JESS annual gala or to purchase
tickets, stop by the school.
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salon professionals and others to figbt the epidemic
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St. John Tradewinds
Caf6 Concordia has new hours for high season and is now open for
dinner seven nights a week.
The open-air restaurant, located on the hillside of Estate Concordia
Preserve, offers spectacular views of Salt Pond Bay, Drunk Bay and Ram
Happy hour is available each evening at 4:30 with beer, wine and rum
drinks as well as freshly made appetizers such as flat breads, plantains
with chipolte ketchup, Josephine's organic greens and the best conch
fritters on St. John.
Dinner is served from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The menu changes every Tues-
day and features things like cornish game hen with rosemary roasted red
bliss potatoes and Josephine's collard greens or scallops and shrimp red
curry bowl with udon noodles.
Caf6 Concordia invites the public enjoy sunset and dinner any night
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St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 11
Education Mini-Grant Available
from Virgin Islands Energy Office
The Virgin Islands Energy Office is accepting applications for
its 2010 Energy Education Mini-Grant, which is designed to assist
teachers and youth educators to develop and implement energy/
environmental awareness and educational projects.
A maximum of $1,500 per grant is available through a competi-
tive process; funds have been allocated for six grants. Application
deadline for this cycle is Friday, April 16, at 5 p.m.
All schools and youth/education organizations in the territory
are eligible to apply. The grant package, including application, is
available under "grants" on the VIEO's website www.vienergy.
org. For additional information contact Leila Muller at 773-1082,
Taxpayer Assistance Available on
St. John Every Saturday Until April 10
The Taxpayer Assistance Program will begin on all three islands
on Saturday, February 20, 2010 and will run every Saturday until
April 10, 2010. There will be no taxpayer assistance on Saturday,
April 3, 2010.
On St. John, taxpayer assistance will be held from 9:00 a.m. to
1:00 p.m. at the Bureau's office at the Motor Vehicle Bureau in
For more information or questions about the Taxpayer Assis-
tance Program on St. Thomas and St. John to Alonzo Brady at 715-
1040, ext. 2238.
Festival Organization Seeking
Miss St. John Contestants for 2010
The Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John is seeking
young ladies interested in vying for the title of Miss St. John Fes-
tival Queen 2010-2011.
Contestants must be 16 to 21 years of age, have a 2.5 academic
average, a resident of the St. Thomas/St. John district and never
been pregnant. Interested young ladies can pick up applications at
the St. John Tourism Office. For more information call 626-0785.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo
Audubon Society members (left to right) Dave Spoth, Jean Cottrell, Jean Rayne, Velma Pullen,
Mary Moroney, CJ Wilson and John Achzet at society's annual plant on March 6.
Plant Sale Supports VINP Education
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While the V.I. Audubon Soci-
ety is still calculating the earn-
ings from its annual plant sale, the
group is already deeming the fund
raiser a success.
The group hosted its plant sale
on Saturday, March 6, and filled
Frank Powell Park with orchids,
annuals and green leafy plants,
explained V.I. Audubon Society
president Elaine Estern.
"It was a wonderful plant sale,"
said Estern. "We filled the whole
park with plants. It looked so
After hosting the plant sale for
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years, the group has it down to a
science, according to Estern.
"I can't tell you how many
years we've been doing this, but
it has been a long time," she said.
"This year the sale was co-chaired
by Mary Moroney and David
Spoth and they did a great job. We
sold almost all of the plants."
The funds raised from the sale
will be used to assist the V.I. Na-
tional Park's education programs,
"Since the Friends of VI. Na-
tional Park already have an educa-
tion program, we donate our funds
to help their program," she said.
Audubon Society members
donate plants for the sale and the
group was lucky to count Spoth
and Moroney among its members
this year, Estern explained.
"David and Mary both grew
all the plants and they did a great
job," she said. "David is a farmer
in upstate New York and he comes
down here for the winter. He does
the same thing down here and do-
nates everything he grows to the
On the heels of its successful
fund raiser, the V.I. Audubon Soci-
ety is gearing up for its last meet-
ing of the season on Tuesday, April
20, at the Gifft Hill School lower
campus at 7 p.m.
12 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010
by Chuck Pishko
Attorney Jorgensen A Colonial Council Supporter of the People
St. John Tradewinds
In further celebration of VI.
History Month and the anniversary
of Transfer Day, it's important to
remember a Dane who was a great
benefactor of the Virgin Islands
His name was J.P. Jorgensen,
an attorney who was a member of
the Colonial Council delegated to
travel to Copenhagen with James
C. Roberts and Viggo Christensen
in December, 1916 to influence the
Danish Parliament to approve the
transfer of the Danish West Indies
to the United States in accordance
with the desires of the island in-
While Delegates Roberts and
Christensen and the St. Croix dele-
gates worked with the Parliament,
Lawyer Jorgensen made it his duty
to present Danish officials with the
dire need for financial help for the
He told them of the devastating
damage done by the hurricane of
October 9 and 10 and how the peo-
ple continued to suffer. Jorgensen
asked that a substantial portion of
the $25 million dollars received by
the Crown for the transfer be ap-
plied to relieving the plight of the
homeless and the helpless crying
out for help.
An early report to the St. Thom-
as Tidende on October 14 stated:
Some hurried notes sent us
from there give a partial but aw-
ful sketch of conditions, while an
eyewitness who experienced the
hurricane there gives a deplorable
account of its ravages. The state
of;i,,', is appalling, he says, no
homes, no food, no fruit trees, no
provision grounds left, almost ev-
,. 1h. flat, boats, fish pots, all
gone. Desolation reigns.
Jorgensen's efforts paid off. The
Danish Prime Minister in a speech
on December 16, 1916 pledged:
It will be the aim of the Danish
government that the transfer of the
islands take place in the worthi-
est and noblest manner The size-
able amount that the Danish gov-
ernment is receiving for the sale,
fortunately, will enable us without
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Moreover we will handsomely
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and furthermore, be attentive and
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demand in connection with the
transfer of the islands
Unfortunately, the transfer was
thought of differently by the Unit-
ed States which was not primarily
interested in the desires and needs
of the colonial people but rather
the value of the territory as a coal-
ing depot and a military base to
promote or safeguard vital U.S.
economic interests in the region.
In his History of the Virgin Js-
lands of the United States, Isaac
Dookhan concluded the concep-
tion of the islands not as a colony
with natural resources to be devel-
oped in the interest of the people
but as a military base, determined
US attitudes and policies in future
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J.P. Jorgensen, center, was a staunch supporter of
Attorney Jorgensen was also
concerned with the land issue on
St. John. The issue being that a
few landowners held most of the
land but did not use it. They let it
lie idle, not producing crops or us-
ing the land in anyway productive.
They didn't pay taxes nor did they
let others buy the land.
Two examples of his effort to
fix this problem will be familiar
to all. Jorgensen bought Plantation
Leinster 51 Maho Bay Quarters on
July 20, 1914, and sold it back into
production in 1920 to H.E. Lock-
hart who actively farmed on St.
The second example is Estate
Calabash Boom. Jorgensen bought
the property in 1900 at auction for
$60 after no one else bid on it. He
gave the property to the Munici-
pality of St. Thomas and St. John
in 1920. The property became
the site of the Coral Bay Medi-
cal Clinic, then the senior citizens
center and eventually the site of an
affordable housing community of
72 units constructed by Reliance
Housing Foundation LLC.
An amazing segue that attorney
Jorgensen would have been happy
to see as the culmination of his at-
tempts to help the ordinary people
on St. John.
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Registration Is Now Open for Seventh
Annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim
St. John Tradewinds
Registration is now open for the
7th Annual Beach-to-Beach Power
Swim, which will be on the Sun-
day of Memorial Day weekend,
May 30, according to Friends of
Virgin Islands National Park.
The Beach-to-Beach Power
Swim will have four simultane-
ous events, all starting at Maho
Bay. A one mile short course for
solo swimmers will be from Maho
Beach to Cinnamon Beach. A two-
and one-quarter mile intermediate
solo course will be from Maho
Beach to Trunk Beach.
The three-and-a-half mile long
course for solo swimmers will be
from Maho Beach to Hawksnest
Beach. The long course will also
be open to three-person relay
teams. The relay team transition
points will be at Cinnamon Beach
and Trunk Beach.
To make the event as accessible
as possible to swimmers of all lev-
els, swimmers may compete us-
ing snorkels, fins, and/or exposure
suits in a separate category of "as-
sisted" swimmers. Swim paddles,
webbed (training) gloves and other
swim aides are not permitted.
Registration opened on March
1. Fees are $30 for adults and $15
for children under 17, for advance
registration by May 7. Between
St. JohnTradewinds News Photo File
A packed field takes to the waves at the start of last
year's Beach to Beach Power Swim at Maho Bay.
May 8 and May 28, the registra-
tion fee is $40 for adults and $15
for youth. Late registration on
May 29, is $50 for adults and $25
for youth. There will be no regis-
tration on the day of the event.
or complete information on this
event and to register, visit www.
Registration is also possible by
calling the Friends at 340-779-
4940, or in person at the Friends of
the Park Store in Mongoose Junc-
tion and Connections in Cruz Bay
or Coral Bay. On St. Thomas, sign
up at Caribbean Surf Co. in Ha-
vensight, Red Hook or downtown.
On St. Croix, register at SCUBA
Proceeds from this event sup-
port VI National Park's Learn to
Swim program and other projects
in support of the park.
This is a great community event
and lots of fun, even for non-swim-
mers. Spectators can enjoy watch-
ing the race from Maho, Cinnamon,
Trunk and Hawksnest beaches and
there is a beach party and awards
ceremony open to the general pub-
lic at nearby Oppenheimer Beach.
The event needs lots of volunteers
as safety kayakers, on the beaches
and at the party.
Practice swims will be sched-
uled for the weeks preceding the
event and the schedule will be an-
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds
A New "Laurence" at Caneel Bay
Somewhere on the mainland
there's an adopted cat from St.
John with the name "Oriel." It's
not surprising that a kitty adopted
from the grounds of Caneel Bay
Plantation would be named in
honor of Oriel Smith, the Direc-
tor of Grounds and Horticulture
at the resort.
Oriel is well-known to island
residents as the Keeper of the
Donkeys, the Friend of Home-
less Cats, the Master of Win-
nekies (and other dogs), and the
man who maintains Caneel Bay's
In addition, there is more
than one formerly homeless cat
named "Caneel" living in a for-
ever home on the mainland. One
example is Caneel who traveled
to a suburban home in Sudbury,
Massachusetts last year after
being evicted from the water-
front caf6 at the resort. His mom
would have been welcome to
travel with him had she not run
away into the bush.
The latest famous Caneel Bay
cat is "Laurence," a small black
and white kitten that Oriel found
on the grounds last month. He's
aptly named in honor of Laur-
ance Rockefeller who purchased
and donated all the land now su-
pervised by the National Park.
(Strictly speaking, Mr. Rock-
efeller spelled his first name with
Dear Governor deJongh,
I am very happy to hear most of our Senators, at
least, are looking out for Love City as you claimed to
be doing with your veto.
Hurrah to all the Senators who voted to override
this irresponsible act on your part. However, I want to
know how and when your administration intends to
pay us the $40 million you owe us. Please don't use
the excuse that there is no money because you have
Laurence has already been
spoken for and will be flying to a
home in New York City in April.
Until then, he resides in Oriel's
Recently in the news was
"Brindle" adopted by frequent
Caneel guest Anna Jeffreys and
living in luxury in Anna's Cam-
bridge home. Brindle flies in a
chartered plane with Anna and
her other five cats each summer
to her vacation estate in Nova
Readers of Tradewinds are
familiar with "Peachum" who
formerly acted as doorcat at the
Equator restaurant at Caneel.
Peachum now lives with the
Rosen family in Roslyn Heights,
New York. Dr. Rosen is Pea-
chum's personal veterinarian.
In 2005 Dawn Balcazar ad-
opted "Rainy," a fastidious ti-
ger-striped boy, who befriended
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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: 6
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 13
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 15
Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0
continued to neglect your duties to not send out tax
bills for several years!
We have all been willing to pay at the old rate, as
we had been doing, until the courts can resolve anoth-
er momentous irresponsible act on your part by hiring
an inept company to revalue our properties.
It's All Up To V.I. Waste Management Now!
Virgin Islanders should be proud of their recent ac-
complishments. Democracy seems to be thriving and
our government seems to be listening, mostly.
Recently, we have seen corruption exposed and
prosecuted. Citizens are more and more being part
of the process and it appears that apathy is on the
decline. This is good news and we certainly can use
some of that.
Public input at legislative hearings has shown that
the senate wants and does listen. For myself, I have
been involved with and my community is benefitting
from public/private partnerships. We do know that
not every partnership can be a benefit. Our fragile
environment has been brought to the forefront and
In past weeks, informed citizens stood tall against a
proposed public/private partnership that they felt was
an assault on the environment and through a thorough
and determined community effort, effectively killed
the Alpine deal.
While this was considered an environmental victo-
ry, it still did not change the fact that we have a huge
waste problem and we certainly could use additional
renewable energy. After the "high-fives" are over, we
still need to figure out what to do next about our waste
and energy problems.
So what do we do next? Many believe that using
our abundant sun and wind power is the answer over
the long-term but some, notably our own government
officials, are still not totally convinced that this is the
needed fix. To reconcile this standoff, there must be
a compromise and it must benefit the Virgin Islands
over the long-term.
Although we do need to increase our electrical
power reserves if we are going to move ahead eco-
nomically, the biggest, most imposing problem we
face, by far, is the waste issue.
I would suggest that VIWMA return to the table
with RFP's of their own. These are desperate times so
the process must move quickly while still considering
our economic position.
A trash to energy proposal, which was disapproved
during the WAPARFP negotiations would have burned
Continued on Page 16
Making the Virgin Islands Smoke Free
On March 24, the Health Committee of the Virgin
Islands Legislature will hear testimony on a bill that
has the potential to improve the health and wellbeing
of every Virgin Islands worker.
The bill, sponsored by Senators Shawn-Michael
Malone, and co-sponsored by Senator Patrick Simeon
Sprauve, proposes to limit smoking in public places
as well as places of employment, and will ultimately
create a smoke free environment for all Virgin Islands
This legislation is particularly significant because
it will protect Virgin Islands workers from more
than 4,000 chemical substances contained in tobac-
co smoke. By making the VI smoke free, it will also
protect Virgin Islanders from the additional 43 Class
A carcinogens identified by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency for which there is no known safe
level of exposure.
Individuals are often exposed to the health hazards
created by breathing someone else's smoke, known as
"second hand smoke." Others who are exposed to the
hair or clothes of second hand smoke victims become
victims of third hand smoke.
This is important when the victim of second hand
smoke may be a young mother who cradles her in-
fant in her arms after a long day at a workplace where
smoking is permitted. In this case, the infant receives
exposure to the same toxic tobacco chemicals as if
they had been in the mother's place of employment.
In 2006, the U.S. Surgeon General's Report entitled
"The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure
to Tobacco Smoke," indicated that there is no risk-
free level of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Furthermore, it says that because ventilation and
other air cleaning technologies cannot completely
control the exposure, the only effective way to ensure
that exposure to second hand smoke does not occur
in the workplace is to require that the environment be
completely smoke free.
AARP Virgin Islands feels strongly that all individ-
uals living and working in the territory deserve equal
protection under the law. That's why AARP is urging
all Virgin Islanders to join in the effort to make the
Virgin Islands Smoke Free.
We ask that residents let their Legislative repre-
sentatives know that creating a Smoke Free work en-
vironment throughout the territory is a positive step
Continued on Page 16
St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 15
Letters to St. John Tradewinds
More Than Just an Island
St. John has been our home for over 40 years. Janet and I first ar-
rived in the Virgin Islands in July of 1969.
We were immediately taken not only with the beauty of the island
but the graciousness of its people. We made fast friends in some of
those first encounters and to this day still have those friendships.
It wasn't long after our arrival that first our son, Amos, was bom.
In those early carefree days, months and years, St. John was truly an
adventure, not without its challenges, but certainly an easy lifestyle
of just meeting daily needs.
Our second child, Ruby, was bom in 1975, named by her mother
only seconds after she entered the world as the doctor raised her for
all to see and declared, "it's a girl."
Our lifestyle began to change again as we now had two little chil-
dren to care for and our efforts focused on building a nest for our little
family. Within five years Janet had enough courage to bring forth
another girl and Sophie was bom! Our family was now complete and
life was good.
Time went by and our family matured to the point where Amos
was off to school in the states, Ruby was in her final year at American
University in Washington, DC, and Sophie was at a boarding school
in upstate New York. The holidays brought us all together on St. John
and with our friends we enjoyed so many good times that life could
not have been better.
Then tragedy struck without warning or recourse. Our beloved
Ruby was killed in an auto accident in the city we loved, Washington,
DC. Our hearts sank to a place so deep that it cannot be explained.
Our friends immediately gathered around us to console our grief
stricken souls and help us do the necessary things one must do to
bury a child. It has taken me 14 years to publicly say thank you to all
those who consoled our grief, prepared the home burial plot, built a
beautiful casket out of donated hardwoods, cried the many tears that
it takes to bury a child and help us heal our broken hearts.
St. John and its people have helped our family survive this terrible
tragedy. To this day there is a sorrowful comer in all of our hearts that
will forever remain tender and full of sadness.
Now, 14 years later, our children, grandchildren, friends, (both old
and new), the St. John community and the whole of the Virgin Islands
have helped Janet and I survive this tragic loss.
The annual Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund softball tournament
is living testimony to the heart and soul of this community. For 14
years we have brought together young Virgin Islands girls to enjoy
the game of softball, experience the special St. John hospitality and
remember Ruby! No greater words, deeds or actions can equal this
tribute to our daughter and for this we are forever grateful.
The many young women who have benefited from the scholarship
fund are a living legacy to our community. Through their successes
and achievements we take comfort and joy that our community has
but one heart that beats strong now and forever.
from the publisher
Wha's Happ'nin' SF? xoxo
Assuming you are one of the many people unable,
too disillusioned or just too busy to attend the Grande
Bay Rezoning hearing last week and you feel that an
error has been made read on; as there is one more pos-
sible way to stop the re-zoning of Grande Bay.
If you are among those many disillusioned who
feel that St. Thomas is not listening and that your ac-
tions don't matter then maybe you didn't hear that we
actually won in the Senate override of the Governor's
line item veto no longer allowing St. John Capital
Funds to be used for trash hauling. And the islands as
a whole roundly defeated the lease for Alpine and the
pet coke plant. And it's an election year so they may
all be paying more attention than usual.
Why does the Grande Bay Re-zoning matter? The
re-zoning has already been turned down once by Gu-
bernatorial veto due to the already completely over-
developed density of the lot why would anyone
want them to add even more units?
There is virtually no benefit to anyone on St. John
by this rezoning. The hearing was stacked by the de-
veloper to make it appear that St. John was wholly in
favor of the re-zoning when in fact many of us didn't
even know about it until that day and were already
committed to other plans.
The vote was pretty much a dead heat in the leg-
islature and word in the street is that had there been
any decent sized group of St. John residents present
To all parties involved in the development of the
multipurpose center project: It is my sincere prayer
that all members of the community are truly allowed
to share this facility for multi-purposes.
One thing I would like to see it used for on a regular
basis is family-friendly movies. The kids (and adults)
here have very little opportunity for a choice of good,
I believe if a better option is presented, everyone
would benefit. There are plenty of places to go and
see junk for your brain and heart, and movies and
seminars on any number of philosophies and beliefs.
How about a little "balance" and "tolerance" of good
For about 15 years, we vacationed on St. John,
some times twice a year. St. John needs educational
financial help as does most of the Caribbean.
This trip we learned something worth sharing.
There is a project "Kids First St. John" (http://www.
kidsfirststj.org/) which is dedicated to supporting
early learning programs. The project's mission is "to
support quality education for all the children of St.
John in a safe and nurturing environment."
Ages "birth to five years" learning feeds into the
format education times K-12 and this sets the pattern
for success. The drop-out rate for the kids is high. We
need to turn that rate around.
More than 60 percent of the annual visitors to St.
John are returning visitors, so there is some kind of
urging a vote of "no," the vote would have gone the
other way. The actual vote within the Legislature was
attached to a St. Croix bill so most people weren't
even aware that the vote was on the docket.
What can you do?
Act quickly, as the governor has only 10 days to
make his decision. Create as much groundswell as you
can amongst other St. John residents, and even those
on St. Thomas and St. Croix who are against willy
nilly re-zoning. Ask them to call and write Governor
deJongh and veto the Senate vote to re-zone Grande
Bay. You can reach Gov. deJongh at 774-0001, fax
774-1361, email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or
ios .20' Co\ ~17Aoo corn or go to his website http://
Call the Governor's aids like Government House
Chief of Staff Louis Penn at 774-0001 and ask for him
by name, or Deputy Chief of Staff Pamela Berkowsky
at the same number and ask for her by name.
Let them know that we do not support this addi-
tional example of development gone awry. We will
need hundreds of people to call in order for this to be
effective, so please do not think you can rest and let
your neighbor make the call. Please let's see if we can
make a clean sweep of St. John issues being decided
by St. John residents!
movies (no swearing, sex, etc.) and yes, with a mes-
sage, too. Dare I even say the word..... Christian? Yes,
I realize this may not even be an issue for some
time, but I wanted to say, up front, that no matter
where it ends up being built, it needs to truly be a
community multipurpose center. If a rental fee is
charged with a refundable clean up deposit, anyone
should be able to contract for its use.
Thank you for your consideration it's a great
idea and long overdue! I will be interested to see how
connection with St. John which brings the majority
of us back.
Education is important to our family, so what I sug-
gest is that visitors find contribute to the project. You
can do it on the website. An alternative way would be
people who own property and rent to us visitors to add
a "education support" fee to the rent, for example a 1
percent add-on would generate $10 for each $1,000 of
rent. All of us can deal with that size fee.
The key is to help those with whom we visit and to
respond to the needs of the kids. We come to St. John
for reason the people we know and the beauty we
see. Think about it.
It's Not Too Late To Oppose Grande Bay Rezoning
Many Multi-purpose Center Possibilities
A Great Way To Support Education
16 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010
Letters to St. John Tradewinds
A New Laurence at Caneel Bay
It's All Up To V.I. Waste Management Now!
Continued from Page 14
her family during their stay at
Cancel Bay, and every year since
has taken home another St. John
cat or dog with the assistance of
the resort's staff. Rainy still lives
with the Balcazars in Wellesley,
"Solo" hasn't flown off-island,
preferring to remain with Oriel
on the grounds at Caneel. But if
any visitor to St. John would en-
joy having the prestige of a Lau-
rence, a Caneel or an Oriel, eight
more Caneel cats reside with
Oriel. An adopting family need
not be a guest of Caneel Bay and
would have the privilege of nam-
ing the cat or kitten.
How about "Taino" for the
Amerindians who lived on a site
within the plantation, or "Scott"
toward safeguarding the health
of Virgin Islanders; that it is also
good for the health of our visi-
tors; and that a Smoke Free en-
vironment is good for Virgin Is-
lands businesses as well.
Please take the time to call,
write or email your Senator and
for Scott Beach, or "Rik" for the
Cancel General Manager who
established a budget to spay and
neuter cats residing at Caneel, or
"Nicholay" for the current GM
who supports Oriel's efforts?
Place your order quickly for
a St. John Caribbean cat while
the naming possibilities remain
open. The Animal Care Center
in Cruz Bay (340-774-1625) also
has a large selection.
Connie Joseph, ACC Shelter
Manager, can help you select the
feline best suited to your specifi-
cations. The Westin Resort also
has homeless cats and kittens ga-
lore black, white, black-and-
white, gray, ginger, striped, and
spotted. But Laurence at Caneel
is already spoken for.
ask them to vote yes on bill num-
ber 28-0191, the Virgin Islands
Smoke Free Act, and please also
ask them to make sure that all
facets of the gaming industry are
included in the law.
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all our trash and this seems to be the best answer over
the long haul although some would argue, correctly,
that any kind of burning could be environmentally in-
trusive to our Virgin Islands land and waters.
The technology is new and unproven in the United
States which is one reason WAPA rejected the pro-
posal. Another reason is the proposed process would
not produce enough electrical energy to meet WAPA's
Although the process is not a prolific electrical en-
ergy producer, it certainly is a viable alternative to our
already burgeoning and dangerous trash problem.
The process would gasifyy" all our trash in an ultra
high burning process known as "plasma technology".
This process literally has no smoke stack as it bums
at temperatures so high that source product is broken
down into its atomic structure. Garbage, bio-fuels,
metals, plastics and literally everything we throw
away would become source product.
All gasses and the left over solids are recyclable
and both are sold. This is how the plant would make
a profit. The advantages of this technology are many
and I submit cost effective for every Virgin islander
as it would greatly reduce the need to pay for shipping
our trash off-island as we currently do.
All trash is taken into the process. There is no
"burnables vs. non-burnables" mentality.
Since all mass has elements that can be reused,
the process extracts these elements, separates them,
stores them and they are sold to willing markets all
over the world. The process then is actually about re-
cycling on a grand scale.
The cost of the plant, according to the RFP was
$87 million. The company would provide all funding
save the costs of WAPA hook up. There would be no
extraordinary tipping fees and no trash or recyclable
materials export costs to WMA. This would save our
government up to $18 million a year.
The waste stream would consist of our existing
trash supplies and what is in the landfills. Over time,
perhaps 20 years, the landfills would be reduced
as methane gas and all other non-volatile materials
would be reclaimed. The plants, like the alpine pro-
posal would be located on St. Thomas and St. Croix.
There will be environmental issues. The process of
reclaiming gasses from heating could be dangerous.
Extracting and storing hydrogen, nitrogen, methane,
acetylene and other by-product gasses seems like an
ominous task and there is always the possibility of
leaks, etc. However, similar conditions exist in our
landfills right now with methane trapped under the
enormous mountains of garbage and the leaching of
possible toxic materials into our waters. These prob-
lems will not go away but still are a threat to our en-
The point is, we have to do something right now!
Do we do nothing or attempt to use a technology that
has proven successful all over the world? Is the fact
that some technology which has not been thoroughly
examined by EPA and other regulatory agencies rea-
son enough to not even consider it?
Since VIWMA is under federal consent decrees
from both the EPA and FAA, it seems prudent, since
Alpine is no longer a viable option, to consider return-
ing to the table. We face the closing of Rohlson Air-
port by the FAA and we already are required to close
the St. Croix land fill this year under EPA order.
WAPA would benefit to some degree although not
to the extent the Alpine deal would have provided.
WAPA needs a fairly large boost to its available en-
ergy supply. Currently, and assuming all equipment is
up and running, WAPA can produce just over 1 Giga-
watt of power. Peak load in the Virgin Islands is just
over 900 Megawatts.
Prudent power producers rarely allow peak load to
go beyond 80 percent of capacity. WAPA is now at
90 percent of capacity and that is assuming all equip-
ment is putting out power which it is not. On St.
Croix and St. Thomas, equipment is often down for
repairs and or replacement. From this we can see why
WAPA needs quite a bit of added capacity and why
it chose Alpine over a plant that could produce just
over 13 Megawatts. Still, those megawatts would put
WAPA in a better position during peak hours while
continuing its quest to find other alternative energy
Already, geo-thermal has the go-ahead to seek
energy right below us. Virgin Islands Energy Office
is pushing rebate programs and many are starting to
listen. For every kilowatt produced by solar or wind
power-that is energy WAPA does not have to provide.
Costs for solar hot water and solar electric cells are
still high but are dropping every day.
Currently a 2000 watt system can cost about
$20,000 to $25,000 and some costs can be reimbursed
through rebates. The best deal today is the almost free
solar water program the VIEO is offering. All these
options help WAPA over the long haul and ultimately
reduce costs for every rate payer.
Legislation to require solar hot water and solar
power for all new construction should be manda-
tory in the Virgin Islands. Reductions in regulatory
red-tape for wind power could help enormously and
would open the door to a much great use of our abun-
dant breezes. Many believe that wind generators are
the large swirly and noisy behemoths we see so often
Modem technology has greatly reduced the foot-
print, increased the output capacity and altered the
way wind generation works. Helical (horizontal) wind
generation is one such method. If properly-sized wind
and solar systems were installed on all new construc-
tion, new owners could virtually live without paying
VIWMA should consider building waste to energy
plants that are truly recyclable. It would save millions,
produce power for WAPA, reclaim much needed gov-
ernment lands and continue well into the future.
If we do nothing we all lose. Let's at least look at
Making the V.I. Smoke Free
Continued from Page 14
St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 2010 17
Thomas and Boston Face Second Jury for Cockayne Murder
Continued from Page 2
where they surrounded him and beat him, according
Sometime after that, Ward allegedly followed
Cockayne to the area of the Fashion Palace where
the Pennsylvania man's car was parked. Behind a
wooden scaffold, Ward allegedly stabbed Cockayne
eight times including a fatal blow to the femoral
artery before fleeing to a friend's house, according
Cockayne stumbled out from behind the scaffold,
blood spouting from his legs and chest, and bled to
death in the Cruz Bay street before emergency per-
The case has been controversial since news of the
murder first spread across Love City. After months
passed with no arrests, Cockayne's parents launched
a media blitz alleging inaction on the part of the V.I.
Police Department. The Cockaynes appeared on na-
tional television news shows including CNN and Fox
Arrests finally came in August 2007, when Thomas
and Boston were picked up and charged with murder-
ing Cockayne. Ward was arrested almost a year later
in June 2008 at the St. Thomas airport upon his return
to the territory from the mainland.
GHS' Annual Auction Raises $150,000 for Scholarships
Continued from Page 5
Drawing out the anticipation, auctioneer Darron
Meares narrowed the field down to Jones and Su-
san Stair. In the end Stair took home the necklace,
but Jones was in for a surprise herself when Stair's
husband's winning bid on a sister necklace that was
auctioned off was given to the GHS development di-
"Susan won the necklace and I went back to my
table and I knew people were bidding on the sister
necklace, but I wasn't really paying attention," said
Jones. "All of a sudden people told me that Miles
[Stair] bought the necklace for me. I couldn't believe
Other major fund raisers of the night included a
seven night Mediterranean cruise aboard the luxury
yacht Sea Dream, a week in a farmhouse in Southern
France and a 13 night trip of a lifetime across Italy.
As the audience enjoyed gourmet food and drinks
between bidding on exciting packages, GHS schol-
arship student Afrika Anthony reminded party-goers
of the night's importance. Following her speech, the
school raked in $35,000 from straight forward dona-
tions not for a chance to win prizes or travel pack-
"Afrika was so nervous, but I thought she did a
great job," said Jones. "When I told her how much we
raised right after her speech, she finally relaxed."
So many people contributed to the success of the
night, not the least of which was auctioneer Meares
and his wife.
"They were so great," said Jones. "He intuitively
knew when to pick up the pace and when to change
course. I didn't have to worry about losing energy in
Another key to the night's success was the profes-
ca. jo,,, i rauewHtius imews r'1101 Luy i [istidi r-waI
Residents bid on work from local artists,
including paintings by Patricia Orlandini,
left, during the silent auction.
sionalism and generosity of the Westin, Jones added/
"The Westin really outdid themselves this year,"
said Jones. "Their staff is amazing. When I got there
at 9 a.m. they had already been setting up and they
were there until probably midnight."
"I can't thank the Westin enough for all that they
do for us," said the GHS development director.
After the auction, attendees and organizers repaired
to Cruz Bay Prime in the Westin lobby to dance the
rest of the night away.
Learn To Be a Better Dad and Courageous Mom on March 23
Continued from Page 8
Johnson, who was last in the Virgin Islands 37
years ago with the U.S. Navy, is looking forward to
returning the territory with his wife, Suzanne John-
son, who is an accomplished speaker herself. The
couple, who is currently based in Portland, Oregon,
raised two children who are now adults.
The initial reaction to Johnson's upcoming visit
has been positive, and he is excited to spread his mes-
sage to Virgin Islanders, he explained.
"From what I hear, a lot of people are pretty ex-
cited about some of the things we'll be doing here,"
Johnson said. "We're really looking forward to it. My
wife is all packed and ready to go."
Child care and refreshments will be provided at the
March 23 workshop at JESS.
St. John Police Report
Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110
Friday, March 12
5:40 p.m. An Estate Calabash Boom resident p/r that he had an
altercation with an adult male. Disturbance of the peace.
11:12 p.m. A citizen c/r vehicles drag racing in Cruz Bay in
the area of Mongoose Junction. Disturbance of the peace.
Saturday, March 13
9:28 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police as-
sistance. Police assistance.
9:50 a.m. An Estate Power Boyd Plantation resident c/request-
ing police assistance. Police assistance.
5:39 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ a larceny. Grand lar-
10:07 p.m. A citizen r/ a two vehicle collision in the area of the
Cruz Bay fire station. Auto accident.
Sunday, March 14
7:50 p.m. Central Dispatch c/r an auto accident in the area of
7:50 p.m. Badge #30 and #724 p/ with one Taylor Hirschberg
of Estate Pastory under arrest and charged with driving under the
influence. Bail was set at $1,000 by order of the court.
10:36 p.m. An Estate Pine Peace resident p/r that she had an
altercation with another female. Disturbance of the peace.
Monday, March 15
10:05 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ that he was threatened.
Disturbance of the peace, threats.
2:35 p.m. A Gift Hill resident c/requesting police assistance
with a landlord and tenant dispute. Police assistance.
Tuesday, March 16
2:20 p.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ a grand larceny. Grand
7:30 p.m. Thomas Venturini p/ a Jurgen Command, placed
under arrest and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm,
possession of ammunition and failure to register a firearm in the
U.S. Virgin Islands.
8:47 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Estate Contant. Distur-
bance of the peace, D.V
Wednesday, March 17
9:08 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident in the area of Cruz Bay.
10:14 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ a disturbance of the
peace. Disturbance of the peace.
1:20 p.m. An employee of Joe's Rum Hut r/ that the business
was burglarized. Burglary in the third.
2:28 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ that someone stole his
bag from Maho Bay. Grand larceny.
8:06 p.m. An Estate Mandahl resident r/ a burglary. Burglary
in the second.
Thursday, March 18
9:55 a.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance in obtaining
money owed to her by an individual. Police assistance.
4:26 p.m.- An Estate Pine Peace resident c/requesting police
assistance. Police assistance.
5:30 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Estate Grunwald. Dis-
turbance of the peace, fight.
6:34 p.m. A visitor from South Carolina r/ that someone stole
items from her bag. Grand larceny.
6:44 p.m. Badge #90 p/ with one Jeffrey Brown under arrest
and charged with burglary in the third and destruction of property.
Bail was set at $25,000 by order of the court.
18 St. John Tradewinds, March 22-28, 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 email@example.com or fax 693-8885.
Tuesday, March 23
Using Sport For Social Change, in conjunction with the St.
John Community Foundation and the Department of Housing,
Parks and Recreation, invites the community to attend a special
gathering at La Tapa on Tuesday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24
AARP is offering driver safety classes throughout the territory.
On St. John the class will be on Wednesday, March 24, from 9:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nazareth Lutheran Church.
Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 28
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
Developmental screenings will be for children from birth to
five years old and will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March
26 at the Myrah Keating Smith Clinic on St. John.
Tuesday, March 23
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will host its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 30,
from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs.
Friday, March 31
Friends of VI. National Park's popular Reptile Hike will be on
March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
Sunday, May 30
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park's 7th Annual Beach-to-
Beach Power Swim is Sunday, May 30.
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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Cruz Bay: One
$1400.00; One bedroom/
one bath $1100.00;
bath/w $1200.00; Three
Coral Bay: One
HOUSE FOR RENT:
Coral Bay 2-BR, 1.5-BA,
W/D, large deck with
harbor views. Direct bus
route access. $1300 mo.
First and last rent upfront.
Two Bedroom in Bethany.
One Bedroom furnished
in Contant. 340-690-1104
2/2, A/C, fans, W/D, paved
road, at door parking, mt.
top house, 30-mile views,
very secure, private, $1300
Coral Bay House, 2BR,
1BA, fully furnished,
paved rd. May 1-Oct 1,
St. John Saltpond Bay
Area: Beachfront, masonry
villa, 3 bed/2 bath, queen
size beds, all A/C, plus
ceiling fans, 60 ft treetop
deck. Rent 2K/month +
utilities. Call Peter Mollo
Coral Bay, furnished 1
bedroom apartment with
studio/office on Seagrape
Hill. $1200/month plus
Apartment for Rent:
3 Bed/2 Bath apartment
available. Located at 12D
Adrian Estate, St. John.
Semi-furnished. Quiet area
and just 7 mins. drive to
town. Call Gertrude at
776-6994. Leave message
Long Term Fully
Furnished Coral Bay
Newer 2 Bed 2 Bath A/C
Coral Bay-2+BR 1BA
house w/yard near mini
market $1,400. Available
for business use -
open your pottery shop
2 bedroom, 2 baths
unfurnished, A/C, W/D.
First and security. Call
775-7561 or 690-1138.
Upscale Gift Hill apart-
ment, 2Br, 2 Bth, pool,
laundry, good parking.
693-9155 or 315-286-9194
St John & Eye Care
Dr. Craig Friedenberg
Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
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
Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857
PIPEFITTER Wharton Smith International, LLC has
an immediate full-time position lasting 2-3 months for an
experienced pipefitter at the Diageo project in St Croix.
Candidate should have extensive knowledge of welded
steel, PVC, welded stainless steel, and threaded galva-
nized steel piping systems. Ability to read blueprints and
schematic drawings is needed and experience in water/
wastewater/industrial construction is preferred. Call (340)
713-8182 or fax resume to (770) 447-1932.
R Ett/o Sa by O ne r
Two cottages, 1BR 2BA and 1BR 1BA in Coral Bay
completed 12/07, income producer, underground utilities,
solar HWH, outrageous views, main site still available
for building, $750,000. Antonette 340.776.1179.
STJ. Wanted 5 good neighbors. Lots with Coral Bay, down
island and Caribbean views. $295 up. Financing possible,
paved road, underground utilities. 779-7445
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3 Sail Church
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
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.
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
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
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espafol), 10 a.m. Sunday
Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship.
Tuesday 7 p.m.
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Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m
Seventh Day Adventist
St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday
Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
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entire 14 ac, peninsula! Unim- bedroom private vacation rental able. Beautifully appointed 2
ited views to the British Virgins nestled in tna hills overlooking bedroom townhouses were com-
from Tortolato Norman Island to Coral Bay. Located in Eden plated in 2009 & are centrally
the east & Privateer Bay to the Place, a small private neighbor- located midisland. Features
west. Located within "The Point hood, it is an easy drive to the include granite counters, solid
At Privaleer" St. John's newest island's beautiful beaches, wood cabinets, stainless appli-
upscale subdivision with hiking trails, restaurants & ances.lile floors, front loading
minimum lot sizes of 1 acre, entertainment. A shared pool & washer & dryer & spacious
paved roads and underground gazebo are located adjacent to rooms with two exterior decks .
utilities. Privacy and pristine the house and are used by only Fumished $590,000 Unfur-
beauty for the perfect hideaway. 4 other homes. $695,000 nished $495,000
"Fish Beach" New Mediterrarean Slyle 2 bedroom luxury villa in
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'! "Amorita" Beautiful, masonry home in upscale Chocolate Hole North has
large pool deck with spa & faces southeast to catch the tradewind breezes.
Waler views of Hart Bay & the South Shore just minutes from Cruz Bay & a
snaort walk to the Westin Resort. Features include stone arches and vaulted
cypress ceilings screened gallery, arched courtyard entrance, fruilt trees,
arid deeded access to two beaches. Seller is motivated $950,000
j' ^"The Retreat" Perfect privacy & spectacular ocean views lie at the heart
of "The Retreats" natural appeal, Its 3 pavilions on one level are grouped
around a beautifully landscaped courtyard with swimming pool and jetted hot
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I0 J. Drake Channel, with Tortola beyond. Two equal, air-conditioned king
bedroom/bath suites with sleeping tofts Bflank the main living/dining pavillion.-
-' The walerfront is accessed via trail to a private, sandy beach. $1.595M
"Collbri" -Superb sunset and water views from this 3 bedroom waterfront
home n te coveted Great Cruz Bay sub division. Features include native
"jK. stonework large pool deck with gazebo, masonry construction, air
conditioning. water views from every room and pool. and lots of room for
expansion Enpoy sunsets over St. Thomas. Deeded rights to beach and
dinghy landing Arecentrefurbishing has just been completed. $3,795,000
Seashore Allure' New waledrront condos set a higher bar for quality in
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arches framing water views solid mahogany doors custom cabinets spa jet
tubs. high end appliances & Brazilian clay roof tiles The sounds of the surf.
Irade wind breezes and beachfront location make these condos a tropical
dream come Irue $1.97M to $3.39M
| "Southern Cross" This traditional Danish style stone home offers the
Tf-C almost pnvacy yet only a ten minute drive to Cruz Bay Town. Features
include large covered porches, beautiful custom mahogany cabinets and
built-in bar. exposed concrete beams and window sills and tile floors all
combine to create an elegant atmosphere. Cooling breezes and water views
on an almost level lot with room to add a oool or soa. S1.395M
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r'^in Cruz Bay Two Inree and four bedrooms available NC walk to Frank Bay
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in in late 2009 $825,000 to $1.35M Bank Financing Available.
f "Carolina Cottage" Really cute 2 bedroom house with nice water views
0 of Coral Harbor and Hurvicarie Hole Faces east to catch the cooling Irade
wind breezes & trIe dnveway is pa'.ed for easy access Fully furnished and
a nice location close to Coral Bay viin large ceck and room to expand or
addapool Space below could be converted to another bedroom $575,000
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architecture with native stone work, columns and arches. Ample parking, back up generator, great
tenancy in place with supermarket, bank branch, day spa, and morel Ideally located on the south
shore near Ihe Westin Resort, Guinea Grove Apartments & south shore rental villas. Call for details.
Best Deals: Seagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000. Calabash Boom lot with fantastic water views for
just $179,000, Bethany building lot over looking the WVeslin jusl reduced to $99,000, Bordeaux Mt.
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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.
CBR HOME LISTINGS
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 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 pa, 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 't to
St. T ple
deck, ivacy & 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 lX1 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, 1/2 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, 1y2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/ 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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Huge panoramic views and a quiet, pri-
$595,000 must see!
"*VI IAbHU" owners total privacy witn
breathtaking views over Rendezvous
Bay & St.
gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
ENJOYING ST. JOHN THIS TIME
OF YEAR? Own this one month
3/21 to 4/21 fractional time frame in
Villa Hibiscus in upscale Virgin Grand
$200,000 AC & more.
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunset "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private
"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $125,000 views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls &
"EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 from $335,000 underground utilities. From $999,000
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $274,900 "LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4min. walk to beach $298,000 amenities including barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 2 ac. with Topo $299,000 utilities beach & views. From $425,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000.
"CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to Sunset. 2
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas wes SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 views. From $425,000. "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000 BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for
"LIME TREE BAY BEACHFRONT" 2 Parcels (.79 ac.) $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and with 435' shoreline have their own secluded pocket beach "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI views,
underground utilities. From $285,000 plus direct access to white sand beach! Approximately excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls,
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, 435' shoreline with very gentle grade. GREAT swimming, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots
well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 snorkeling and boating. $875,000 from $399,000
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charming 3 bed-
room property on
the water's edge
with the possibility
of boat mooring. 376
ft. pristine shoreline.
zoning allows com-
$1,995,000 mercial uses.
"RAINBOW'S END" AT BATTERY
HILL-clean and cheerfully decorated
poolside condo is conveniently close
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pools w/waterfalls and spas.
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available. Priced from $5,000.
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WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the overlooking Rendezvous Bay, Caribbean cute
water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $1,050,000 popular vacation rental $699,000
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 cott 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
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard,
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000
VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa
nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
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views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come see the while gazing out upon excellent bay views Lush deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
impressive recent renovations $1,095,000. tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000 hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,001
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views,
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore above Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located
beaches, cooling breezes $2,175,000. exudes comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000 in the main building, plus private self-contained
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, guest cottage $2,295,000
panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for develop- uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive
ment. $2,950,000 sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just upper level. Lower level: 2 BR, living area &
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 kitchen. A/C. $675,000
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. COTTAGE One of the least expensive
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, $2,895,000 homes on the market! Great starter home with
3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish ONE OF THE BEST DEALS ON ST room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit
tile roof, 1800 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000 JOHN! LA BEL Maf, ectacular villa masonry home also available. $279,000
CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in in the Vir g ll 'es, 4 a/c identical MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home
Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. master suirs & breathtaking views of STT. overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter
2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000 $2,250,000 home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa Belvedere MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany QUACCO Brand ew bath masonry
Commanding views, year-round sunsets, throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 home in Fl- at views with
pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 many ame eps 12. $1,600,000
CHATEAU MARGOT A-.vate gated
compound loc* Iflrtf l7 knock your
socks off vietMl buest cottage. 2 acres.
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
AMOROSAA brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in
Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor
plan w/3 levels of IMng space. 3 suites. $1,990,000
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