April 5-11, 2010
The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
It is not uncommon for St. John
property owners to petition the
Virgin Islands Legislature for the
rezoning of their land.
Maybe the property owner
wants to construct income-pro-
ducing apartments to help support
his family, or bring a convenience
store to an area that is lacking such
But while those asking for re-
zonings may seem to have good
intentions, the practice of spot zon-
ing in the Virgin Islands is risky,
according to Senator at Large
Once a rezoning is granted, the
property owner is under no obliga-
tion to follow through with the plan
he presented to the Virgin Islands
Legislature which approves all
rezonings in the territory when
asking for the zoning change. Ad-
Continued on Page 3
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropcial Focus
Governor John deJongh officially launched his re-election campaign on St. John
with a rally and general meeting on Tuesday night, March 30, at his Cruz Bay head-
quarters. Additional Photos on Page 2.
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Political Season Heating Up
About 200 residents,
including Alice Krall
below, came out to
support Governor John
campaign at his first rally
and general meeting on
Tuesday night, March 30,
at the deJongh/Francis
Cruz Bay headquarters in
the old Subway building.
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Enighed Pond Parking Permit Pending
The Legislature of the Virgin Islands earmarked $2 million dol-
lars in July of 2009 to create a solution to the critical shortage of
parking on the island of St. John.
These funds, designated in local Stimulus Bill Act 7081, were
earmarked for the V.I. Port Authority as a top priority to develop
parking at Enighed Pond outside of Cruz Bay.
Senate President Louis Patrick Hill, in a letter to DPNR Com-
missioner Robert Mathes, decried the delay in granting permits
that have long been submitted to DPNR.
"The lack of adequate parking on the island of St. John has
reached a critical stage and I am writing to request that you expe-
dite the permits," said Hill. "An essential part of our transporta-
tion system is to provide sufficient parking on a daily basis. If we
cannot immediately ensure access to our downtown area, we risk
losing the enterprise that specifically keeps our island alive."
Insufficient parking has plagued St. John residents for years,
and the legislature conceived an alternative to a parking garage
that would give residents immediate relief, Hill explained.
"It is incomprehensible that procrastination within DPNR
would prevent the alleviation of an affliction suffered daily by resi-
dents and visitors alike on the island of St. John," said the senate
Parenting Skills Seminar Is April 9
HOPE Incorporated is hosting a skills building seminar titled
"Equipping Parents with Knowledge" on Friday, April 9, at the
Gifft Hill School great room at 6:15 p.m.
With about 38 people diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. Virgin
Islands annually, HOPE is offering the seminar to help parents ef-
fectively communicate with their teenagers.
Parents who attend and complete the HIV skill building exer-
cise will receive a $30 gas card to E&C Gas Station. For more
information call Ivy Moses at 777-1611.
JESS Fundraising Gala Scheduled
for April. 10 at Caneel Bay Resort
The 13th Annual Julius E. Sprauve School Benefit Gala will be
on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort.
The theme this year is "Building a Brighter Tomorrow by Car-
ing, Nurturing and Educating our Children." Funds raised at the
gala will benefit the school's fitness center, marquee, elementary
school playground and annual scholarship fund.
As usual, raffle tickets and silent auction prizes will be available
for purchase. Any businesses or organizations interested in donat-
ing products, services or merchandise should contact Clemeana
Duncan or Ivy Scatliffe at JESS at 776-6336.
St. John Montessori Fish Fry Festival
Is Scheduled for April 11
The St. John Montessori School is hosting its first annual Fish
Fry Festival on Sunday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school's
John's Folly Learning Institute location.
There will be plenty of games and prizes for children including
donkey rides, face painting, crab races, a craft table and a chil-
dren's clothing sale. Food and drinks will be available for pur-
chase. There will also be many exciting raffle prizes available.
Instead of paying a flat entry fee, festival-goers will be able to
purchase tickets for the specific activities they want to join. All do-
nations will be matched two-to-one through the St. John non-profit
Kid's First! program. For more information or to volunteer for the
event call the school at 775-9594.
St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 3
Study Deems Typical High School "Impractical"
V.I. Government Accepting Bids for Planning of New School for St. John
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
A study by the University of
Virgin Islands conducted as part
of the Virgin Islands government's
mission to construct a public K-12
school on St. John has deemed a
typical comprehensive high school
impractical due to St. John demo-
It also found the price of con-
tinuing to send Love City students
to St. Thomas for school, however,
is too great to ignore.
The study is detailed in the
government's request for propos-
als for the planning and develop-
ment of the new school, released
last month. Bids are due on April
27, and the Request For Proposals
(RFP) estimates a planning period
of 10 months.
The RFP calls for design of a
52,000 square foot school to ac-
commodate 500 students with 19
classrooms and two kindergarten
classrooms. The estimated con-
struction cost is $400 per square
foot, or more than $20 million.
The bulk of the RFP consists of
the study, conducted by the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands' East-
ern Caribbean center, for the new
"The time resources devoted to commuting
and the multiple forms of transportation in-
volved with each and every trip possess hid-
den price tags in the form of family life; aca-
demic performance; tardiness; drop-out rates;
extracurricular activity involvement; and lack
of parental involvement in school."
According to the UVI study
The island of St. John is a "very
old" society with a median age of
44 years, according to UVI's study.
The island's school-age population
is expected to grow slowly over the
next decade, and St. John is suffer-
ing a growing shortage of afford-
able public housing in conjunction
with an increase in real estate and
rental prices, the study says.
Although the size of Love City's
population may not lend itself to
the construction of a $20 million
school, there is more at stake than
just a place to learn.
"Because of the extensive com-
mute and students' inability to
actively participate in extracur-
ricular activities, St. Johnians are
often treated as members of an out-
group and tend to be socially iso-
lated from the St. Thomas students,
thus producing an adverse impact
on their intellectual and social de-
velopment," the study says. "The
focus on developing and providing
educational opportunities to resi-
dents of a rural area has a tendency
to reduce poverty and crime and
increase the overall well being of a
Additionally, by constructing
a K-12 school on St. John, where
public education is currently only
offered through ninth grade, the V.I.
Department of Education will save
the more than $50,000 it spends
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This piece of property in Estate Adrian, which was
rezoned in 2004 from R1 to B3 so its owner could
construct a convenience store, offices and possibly a
restaurant, is now advertised for lease as an "excel-
lent business opportunity." The practice of rezoning in
the Virgin Islands is dangerous, says Senator at Large
Continued from Front Page
ditionally, the rezoned property
- and all its new uses could
fall into the hands of a new own-
er if the property is sold, or the
property owner dies.
"A rezoning is dangerous, be-
cause with each rezoning, there
comes between 150 and 250 new
uses," said Barshinger. "You
could say you wanted a rezon-
ing to B 1 to put in a convenience
market, but with that zoning des-
ignation, you could also put in a
"A person who wants to make
more money can tell any story
they want about what they will
annually to reimburse ferry boat
companies for the transportation of
St. John students to St. Thomas.
Allowing St. John students to
complete their education on their
home island will save countless
hours they normally spend com-
muting to St. Thomas, and eradi-
cate the effects the long commute
has on students, according to UVI's
"The time resources devoted to
commuting and the multiple forms
of transportation involved with
each and every trip possess hid-
den price tags in the form of family
life; academic performance; tardi-
ness; drop-out rates; extracurricu-
lar activity involvement; and lack
of parental involvement in school,"
the study says.
While high land prices and a
shortage of public housing will
likely lead to limited growth of the
number of school-aged children on
St. John, the island's public schools
- with the exception of the Julius
E. Sprauve School are already
at greater than 50 percent of their
The limited growth of the is-
land's school-aged children popu-
lation, however, led the study to
do with the land after it's re-
zoned, but then they can just
sell it and the person who buys
the land can make use of any of
those hundreds of things made
possible by the rezoning," said
the senator at large.
Brian and Betty Smith, whose
Estate Adrian property was re-
zoned in 2005 from RI to B3
for the purpose of a convenience
store, offices and possibly a res-
taurant, are now advertising their
property for long-term lease as
an "excellent business opportu-
nity" with signage fronting Cen-
Continued on Page 17
conclude that a typical compre-
hensive high school may not be the
"With St. John being considered
a 'very old' society and the school-
age population expected to grow
slowly over the next decade, a
typical comprehensive high school
is impractical," according to UVI's
study. "Viable options include spe-
cialized schools with a thematic fo-
cus and/or one that infuses distance
The structure of the school has
not yet been determined, according
to Government House spokesper-
son Jean Greaux.
"No decisions have been made
yet as we do not yet know how
much land will be made available
for the construction of the school,"
said Greaux. "You cannot deter-
mine approach until we know ex-
actly what we will have to work
The future home of the school
- the 55-acre estate of Ethel May
Bishop in Catherineberg, which
was deeded to the VI. National
Park upon her death in 1968 has
not yet been evaluated regarding
where exactly the building will be
located, Greaux added.
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Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ................... 19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ............. 18
Ferry Schedules ............... 20
Island Notes .................... 14
Letters ......................... 14-16
Obituary ....................... 16
Police Log ........................ 17
Real Estate ....................21-23
Thursday, April 8th
Rezoning in Virgin Islands
Is "Dangerous" Practice
Says Senator Barshinger
4 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010
VIERS Researcher Finds Second Confirmed Lionfish Off St. John Shores
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Scientists conducting research at the V.I.
Environmental Research Station captured
the second confirmed lionfish off the coast
of St. John, this time off the southern shore.
Researchers were snorkeling the seagrass
beds at Great Lameshur Bay on Sunday,
March 28, when they spotted the tell-tale
markings and coloring of a lionfish, ex-
plained V.I. National Park's chief of re-
source management Rafe Boulon, who did
not find the fish.
"The researcher was looking at a coil and
went down to look at the fish that were liv-
ing in there and he saw the lionfish," said
Boulon. "He tried to catch it with a net, but
the mesh was too big."
The lionfish was two inches long, mean-
ing it was still in its juvenile state, explained
Too small to capture with a net, the scien-
tist asked a nearby boater for help.
"There was a boat nearby with someone
on board and they asked for a spear gun,"
said Boulon. "After explaining why he need-
ed to use it in park waters, the guy handed
him a spear gun and he caught the fish."
The juvenile fish most likely floated to
the area from a distance off the southern
shore of St. John, explained Boulon.
"Lionfish have a 27 day larval period
when they can float quite a long distance
in the water," he said. "This one probably
floated here from somewhere else, possibly
quite a distance off-shore."
After capturing the lionfish, the VIERS
researcher turned the specimen over to
VINP officials, Boulon added.
The March 28 haul marked the second
confirmed lionfish caught off St. John, after
the species was first discovered in U.S. Vir-
gin Islands waters off St. Croix last year.
Local scientists have been vigilant about
capturing all reported lionfish due to their
potential danger to local reef fish. Lionfish
were first introduced to the Atlantic Ocean
following the devastation of Florida from
Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
Researchers believe the species found
its way into the Atlantic Ocean most likely
from a tropical fish owner who dumped his
tank into the sea.
Since then, the species has spread through
the Caribbean, first wreaking havoc on coral
reef systems ringing the Bahamas. Lionfish
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This lionfish found off Great
Lameshur Bay was a two-inch
have no natural predators themselves in the
Atlantic Ocean and prey on local reef fish,
which are vital to the heath of the reef. Once
the reef fish disappear, the corals themselves
can quickly die.
Bahamian officials have reported as many
as 1,000 lionfish per acre in their waters.
Desperately trying to avoid a similar situ-
ation in the Virgin Islands where coral
reefs are just recovering from a devastating
bleaching episode scientists urge anyone
who spots a lionfish to capture it or report it,
"We have to be vigilant about lionfish and
keep looking for them and, as much as pos-
sible, try to remove them or at least report
any sightings of them," said Boulon. "Ide-
ally you want to kill the fish, but their spines
are pretty toxic so if anyone isn't comfort-
able with a speargun it's best to report it to
A swimmer who spots a lionfish should
get as detailed of a description as possible of
the location and call VINP officials. To aid
in the effort, VINP officials are hoping to
distribute flags for swimmers to mark where
they spot lionfish, Boulon explained.
"We're going to be providing little corks
with lengths of flagging tape and a weight to
help people mark the area where they spot
a lionfish," he said. "The markers can't be
seen from the surface, the lines aren't that
long. But since these fish don't move around
very much, they could really help."
To report a lionfish sighting call 693-
8950, extension 225 or 224.
CENSUS 2010 US VIRGIN ISLANDS
PROGRAMS FOR SENIORS
How we do in the census
affects how we all do
in the next 10 years.
Federal programs will be
based on the population
numbers from the census.
IT'S OUR FUTURE
When you get your Census questionnaire, fill it out and hold on to it.
A Census taker will come and collect it. DO NOT MAIL THE QUESTIONNAIRE.
YOUR ANSWERS ARE CONFIDENTIAL
AND PROTECTED BY US LAW.
St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 5
The St. John Band
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
The Rutnik family gathered at Winston Wells ball field on the first night of the 14th
Elmore Stoutt Takes 14th Annual Ruby
Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After a close five-team tour-
nament, Tortola's Elmore Stoutt
High School came out on top in
the 14th Annual Ruby Rutnik Me-
morial Softball Tournament.
Stoutt beat St. Croix Education-
al Complex 7 to 6 in the champion-
ship game for the win, the second
in as many years for the Tortola
softball team, helmed by St. John
native Terry Chinnery.
The 14th annual memorial soft-
ball tournament kicked off on Fri-
day night, March 26, at the Win-
ston Wells ball field and action on
the diamond lasted until Sunday
afternoon, March 28.
On their way to victory, Stoutt
posted wins over St. Thomas
ballers from Charlotte Amalie
High School and Ivanna Eudora
Kean High School, and St. Croix
teams from Complex and Central
"We had a total of five teams
which is a good number for the
weekend," said tournament co-
director Janet Cook-Rutnik. "We
were disappointed that Antilles
didn't send a team, but the main
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"The tournament itself is at the center of our
family. Rather than move forward and leave
behind this tragic loss and all of its sadness
and sorrow, not only in the community but
within our family, we've decided to gather
Andrew Rutnik, tournament co-director
thing is that I love those girls.
They come with so much spirit."
"They love playing and they
love coming to St. John," said
Cook-Rutnik. "It really is all about
The tournament honors the
memory of Janet Cook-Rutnik
and Andy Rutnik's daughter Ruby,
a star fastball pitcher at Antilles
School, who died in a car accident
during her senior year at American
University in Washington D.C.
While residents across St. John
anticipate watching a weekend
full of softball action, the annual
tournament is a way for the Rutnik
family to keep Ruby's memory
and spirit alive, explained tourna-
ment co-director Andy Rutnik.
"The tournament itself is at the
center of our family," said Rutnik.
"Rather than move forward and
leave behind this tragic loss and
all of its sadness and sorrow, not
only in the community but within
our family, we've decided to gath-
er around Ruby."
After the devastating news of
Ruby's accident hit St. John, the
family was in shock. While Rut-
nik and Cook-Rutnik have hosted
the softball tournament yearly, the
first ever Ruby Rutnik Memorial
Softball Tournament was not their
idea, explained Andy Rutnik.
"The first tournament was not
put together by me and Janet," he
said. "Our friends and the commu-
Continued on Page 21
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St. John Tradewinds
Residents could save as much
as 30 percent on their monthly
utility bills by doing nothing more
than taking advantage of the sun's
Dr. Cool general manager Gary
David explained the ins and outs
of solar assisted air conditioners
to about 10 people at an Island
Green Builders Association meet-
ing on Thursday evening, April 1,
at Ocean Grill.
While solar assisted air condi-
tioners do use electricity to oper-
ate, they utilize the sun's rays to
super heat gas instead of relying
on the compressor to do all the
work, explained David.
The units do have compressors
just like traditional air condition-
ing units, but the solar assisted sys-
tems also include a solar collector
which uses heat from the sun and
corn oil as a heat transfer to super
heat the gas.
"Normal air conditioners use 20
amps where the solar assisted units
use only 7 amps," said David.
Residents can take further ad-
vantage of the sun's rays by pro-
viding electricity for the system
from a photo voltaic panel.
The solar assisted units are also
quieter than traditional air condi-
tioners both inside and outside,
amounts could see
their WAPA bills go
from $300 to $120 a
month. Our bills went
down at the office.
We've proven that
Gard David, "Dr. Cool" Air-conditioning
David and his Dr. Cool staff
know the benefits of solar assisted
air conditioning units first hand,
since the company installed one in
their Estate Pastory office.
"We set up one in our office
and worked through all the tweak-
ing," said David. "We were kind
of like the guinea pigs. We've
been through the testing stage and
worked out all the bumps."
The units cost between 15 and
30 percent more than traditional
air conditioners, but residents
would save that amount in their
V.I. Water And Power Authority
bills within two years, according
"Customers using average
electrical amounts could see their
WAPA bills go from $300 to $120
a month," said David. "Our bills
went down at the office. We've
proven that this works."
Dr. Cool carries the Sedina Aire
brand of solar assisted air con-
ditioners, which are completely
made in the U.S.A. except for the
collector tubes, David explained.
In the face of global climate
change, Dr. Cool is committed to
helping reduce its impact on the
environment, David added.
"We have to reduce our carbon
dioxide emissions if we're going
to make any change," he said.
With a Seasonal Energy Effi-
ciency Rating of between 16 and
24, the units are simply put, eco-
friendly, according to David.
The units are available in a va-
riety of models and there are five
year warranties on all parts, ex-
Dr. Cool expects to receive solar
water heater adaptations for the so-
lar assisted air conditioners in the
next few months, David added.
Using a solar assisted air con-
ditioner could additionally pay
off thanks to V.I. Energy Office's
rebate program, through which
residents can save 30 percent up to
$1,000 on their installation costs.
David invited anyone with ques-
tions to stop by the Dr. Cool office
and check out the unit first hand,
or call the air conditioning, refrig-
eration and appliance specialists at
St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 7
Razzilee Oquendo Vying for V.I. Carnival Queen Crown on April 17
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With both St. John festival crowns under
her belt, Razzilee Oquendo is setting her
talented sights on St. Thomas' coveted V.I.
Carnival Queen title.
Oquendo will vie for the crown during
the V.I. Carnival Queen competition on
Saturday night, April 17, at Lionel Roberts
The former St. John Princess of 1999 and
St. John Festival Queen of 2008, Oquendo
decided to throw her hat in the St. Thomas
carnival ring in order to represent her home
"I decided to run because I really enjoy
representing my island and being a role
model," said Oquendo. "When I was Miss
St. John it was such a great experience, I
thought it would be really fun to be V.I. Car-
The competition has long been open to
St. John ladies, but the last Love City con-
testant in the show was Ivy Moses, who ran
more than 10 years ago. There has never
been a St. John resident named V.I. Carni-
val Queen, so Oquendo is poised to make
The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
senior, who will turn 18 on April 7, is not a
new-comer to pageantry. Oquendo's mother
has been chaperoning pageant contestants
for more than a decade and Oquendo has
taken numerous modeling classes.
There is a lot more, however, behind her
poise and smile. Oquendo represents her
school as the senior class president and as
the vice president of Nazareth Day Chap-
ter's National Honors Society.
Oquendo is also not afraid to break one
of her perfectly filed nails. As the captain
of her school's girls volleyball team, she
was instrumental in their successful season,
which wrapped up a few months ago.
Looking toward her future, this serious
student had no doubt about her goals.
"I want to be a perinatologist," said Oqu-
endo. "It's basically an OB/GYN who spe-
cializes in high-risk patients. I've always
wanted to be a gynecologist and obstetri-
cian, but I was introduced to perinatology
by our family friend Margaret Sprauve, who
is a local perinatologist."
The graduating senior is looking at at-
tending Georgia State University, Emory
School of Medicine or Temple University.
is a former Miss St. John.
Before she heads off to university, however,
Oquendo who has been practicing for
months -still has intense preparation for
the V.I. Carnival Queen show ahead.
"I started preparing for this back in No-
vember," said Oquendo. "This is a lot more
tiring than St. John Festival. The festival
here was a little less hectic because its dur-
ing the summer so you can sleep in if you're
up late practicing."
"But with this, I still have school and
have to stay sharp," she said.
Despite late nights on St. Thomas prac-
ticing her walk and dance steps, Oquendo
enjoys the time spent with her fellow com-
petitors Britanny Robinson and Shawntay
"The best part about the whole experi-
ence is getting to know the other girls," said
Oquendo. "We've been spending so much
time together and doing so many activities
together we've gotten really close. We got
to tour St. Thomas and St. John."
"The St. John tour was really fun because
I got to be the tour guide," she said. "We've
also been to more pageants than I've ever
been to before. We went to Miss CAHS,
Miss BCB, Miss Sophomore Sweetheart
and Miss UVI and I've never been to any of
As the sole competitor from IEK High
School, Oquendo has the whole school ral-
lying behind her. There is a school-wide pep
rally for her scheduled for April 14.
Continued on Page 16
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8 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010
Javon J. Alfred Memorial Scholarship
Applications Available from Rotary
St. John Tradewinds
The Javon Jade Alfred Scholarship is offered by the Rotary Club
of St. john to assist a resident of St. John graduating from a high
school in the U.S. Virgin Islands in the pursuit of higher education.
A need and merit based scholarship award will be an annual schol-
arship totalling $5,000 during the student's first year, $3,500 the
second year, $2,500 the third year and $1,500 the fourth year.
Recipients may reapply for consideration annually. Monetary
awards shall be made on an annual basis and disbursed at the be-
ginning of each semester. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0
Application forms can be obtained from high school guidance
counselors at Connections or by mailing william @willigerod.
com orjfuller @rotarystjohn.org.
All applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be inter-
viewed. The interviews will be conducted in May 2010. Applica-
tions, including the essay, letters of reference and proof of financial
need must be completed and submitted no later than 5 p.m. on
PSC Hosting Public Meeting on Apr. 13
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is conducting
hearings on the application of Choice Communications, LLC to
be designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the U.
S. Virgin Islands. Pursuant to 30 VIC. 45a, the Commission has
the jurisdiction to determine and designate eligible telecommuni-
cations carriers in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Choice hearings have been expanded in both time and lo-
cation and will take place on all three islands. On St. John the
meeting will be on Tuesday, April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Cruz Bay
Chamber Sounds Alarm on VIPA's
Trailer Storage Plan at Enighed
By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Members of the St. John chapter of the St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce were distressed to
discover at the chapter's Wednesday evening, March
30, meeting at Ocean Grille, that the VI. Port Author-
ity's plans for its Enighed Pond Marine Facility could
put cars waiting for the barge out on the street, caus-
ing gridlock in the area.
VIPA will go before the St. John Costal Zone Man-
agement Committee on Wednesday, April 7, at noon
at the St. John Legislature to seek a permit for the
paving of the area inside Enighed Pond where cars
currently line up to wait for the barge for the storage
Included in VIPA's application is the construction
of 150 parking spaces at Enighed, which the author-
ity anticipated would be ready for the public to use
by this month before it became apparent that a CZM
permit was needed.
VIPA also hopes to construct a new dock master's
building at Enighed with three offices, a two-story re-
ception area and two public bathrooms. The paving
for trailer storage and dock master's building projects
are currently out to bid, and the bidding period is set
to close on April 9.
St. John chapter representative Kate Norfleet urged
chamber members to attend the April 7 CZM meet-
ing, both to voice support for the new parking spaces,
and to share concern over the trailer storage.
"We need to take our concerns to the CZM meeting
with a positive approach," said Norfleet. "We need
to be proactive. The goal is the best solution for St.
Several members suggested taking concerns to the
new island planner, Stuart Smith.
"We need to start filtering our concerns to him, be-
cause he's the big picture guy," said Senate President
Louis Patrick Hill's St. John representative, Bonny
"The planner is looking at the whole thing from a
very big place," Norfleet added.
Involvement of the Army Corps of Engineers was
brought up as something that could both hinder the
construction of the new parking spaces, and as some-
thing that could delay the paving of a portion of
Enighed Pond for trailer storage.
"There's a slight possibility Army Corps of Engi-
neers wants to be involved (with the new parking),
and it would be a much longer wait," said Norfleet.
"Staying proactive as a group is the best thing we can
Norfleet also told the group about the new web site,
www.stjohnsummit.webs.com, where residents can
discuss the future of St. John. The site, entitled "St.
John: Planning for Today and Tomorrow; Community
Planning by Residents, for Residents," features a fo-
rum where topics such as what to do with the island's
waterfront, parking and the growth of Coral Bay are
already being discussed.
"This will help us consolidate information to pres-
ent to the powers that be so St. John can have a real
voice," said Norfleet. "We need tremendous input
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St. John Tradewinds
There is a new option at The Marketplace for food-
lovers looking for something to sate their appetites
while exciting their senses.
Classically-trained French chef Jane Thill is whip-
ping up tantalizing dishes at Starfish Gourmet three to
four days a week for the store's new Gourmet-to-Go
Mouth-watering dishes range from vegan lentil
stew with tofu to a torta rustica brimming with gour-
met cured meats and fine cheeses. Other options last
week included a truffled fusilli and cheese, spicy tuna
shashimi with rice noodles and roasted chicken with
a twice baked potato.
Gourmet to Go, however, does not have a set menu.
Instead, Thill shops at Starfish Market daily and lets
the freshest ingredients she can find dictate the day's
Since it was first unveiled two weeks ago, Gourmet
to Go has been a hit with Marketplace employees,
residents and tourists, explained Starfish Gourmet
manager Paul Tsakeres.
"Everyone in The Marketplace has been coming
up to me and telling me how much they love Jane's
food," said Tsakeres. "People start calling in the
morning and asking what Jane will be making that
day. It's really been very successful."
Thill's culinary background on St. John includes
the former co-ownership of Morgan's Mango and a
health food store. She also is a personal trainer and
brings her passion for a healthy lifestyle to Starfish
Brimming with gourmet meats and
cheeses, Thill's torta rustica is a tempting
Gourmet's extremely small open kitchen where she
creates her dishes.
"I want to offer items for all lifestyles," said Thill.
"So there will be lighter spa fare like Mediterranean
style dishes and also split pea soup with smoked duck.
I also want to incorporate local flavors and really just
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With prices ranging from $5 for soups to $15 for
fresh fish entrees, Thill makes sure there is something
for every palette.
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GBS Students Try Their Hands at Pickle-Ball
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Guy Benjamin School sixth
graders tried out the exciting sport
of Pickle-ball last week for the
Michigan native and Coral Bay
resident Rick Meyer first discov-
ered the modified tennis game
about 25 years ago and has played
it regularly ever since.
"I picked it up in northern Mich-
igan with a friend of mine who
built a court in his backyard," said
Meyer. "We played three times a
week up there and we always play
here when my friends and family
come to visit."
Meyer was inspired to intro-
duce GBS students to the sport
because of the limited recreational
activities available in the Coral
"I think the kids are kind of de-
prived out here as far as not having
any tennis courts or other things
like that, so I said, 'let's give this a
try,'" said Meyer.
Since Pickle-ball is played on a
44-foot by 20-foot area, it takes up
less space than tennis and GB S stu-
dents enjoyed the game on the bas-
ketball court behind the school.
The sport was invented by U.S.
Congressman Joel Pritchard, Wil-
liam Bell and Barney McCallum
in 1965 on Bainbridge Island,
Washington. From its origins as
a family game played in back-
yards, there are now official rules
for Pickle-ball and it is played at
schools and recreational centers
across the United States.
Named after one of the game's
inventor's dog who used to chase
the ball, Pickle-ball is essentially
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch
GBS sixth graders got in on some Pickle-Ball action last week thanks to Rick Meyer,
who introduced the sport to the students and donated equipment.
an adaptation of tennis with a mod-
ified court, which emphasizes long
volleys. It is played with a heavy-
duty whiffle ball and paddles just
larger than those used in squash.
A net lower than a tennis net
- is erected in the middle of the
court and a no-go zone stretches
seven feet out in each direction.
"The serve is underhand and
there is a no-go zone so you can't
stand at the net and smash the
ball," Meyer said. "The return
serve has to bounce as well so you
can't charge up and whack the ball
in the air. The whole game encour-
ages volleys and it's often easy to
get 10 to 15 hits at the ball and
that's the fun."
Long volleys mean Pickle-ball
doesn't frustrate novices and the
game proved easy to pick up for
the GBS students.
"The kids had a great time,"
said Meyer. "You can pick this
up quickly and you can do it well.
There is a really short learning
curve so the kids didn't get frus-
"The kids were able to get
long volleys going in a very short
amount of time," Meyer said.
Played with either doubles or
singles, Pickle-ball is ideal for be-
ginner tennis players and anyone
looking to work on their hand-eye
coordination or just have fun.
"Tennis players have told me
that Pickle-ball helped their hand-
eye coordination and improved
their doubles game," said Meyer.
"I think Pickle-ball really compli-
ments the game of tennis and it's
just fun. It's easy to pick up and
it's not hard on your body like
some other sports."
In addition to introducing the
game and instructing the students
how to play, Meyer also donated
a net, balls and paddles to GBS
so students can continue to en-
joy Pickle-ball. And he's hoping
to widen the sport's appeal on St.
"I would love to get adults in-
terested and start having regular
games of Pickle-ball," he said.
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New St. John Planner To Speak
At Next CBCC Meeting on April 12
The Coral Bay Community Council will be hosting a commu-
nity forum with Stuart Smith, DPNR's new St. John planner, on
April 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the John's Folly Learning Institute.
Smith will introduce himself and discuss what he has learned
in his first month on the job and then listen to comments and
concerns about planning and development on St. John from the
audience. Participants are also encouraged to share their vision for
the future of Coral Bay, as CBCC plans to re-initiate this process in
cooperation with DPNR in the coming months. For more informa-
tion call the CBCC office at 776-2099.
Association for Wedding Professionals
Chapter Social Is Set for April 13
St. John Tradewinds
Mary Bartolucci of Island
Style Weddings and Katherine
Steinborn of Katilady Events
announce the formation of the
Virgin Island Chapter of the
Association for Wedding Pro-
The first social mixer for the
group will be on April 13, at 6
p.m. on St. Thomas at Norbu,
located in Peterborg.
The purpose of starting a lo-
cal chapter of the association is
to bring together all wedding
professionals for networking
and educational purposes. Any-
one in the wedding industry
within the U.S. Virgin Island is
welcome to become a member
and to attend the bimonthly get
Association for Wedding
Professionals International is
an international organization
dedicated to providing quality
service and a central source of
information and referrals for
those planning weddings and
those who service weddings.
Members receive benefits
through networking and dis-
counted services. Brides and
grooms receive free referrals to
wedding professionals. Mem-
bers have agreed to a set code
of ethics, assuring greater con-
fidence in shopping with them.
For additoinal information
on joining the association or the
upcoming social, contact Mary
or Kati via email at mary@
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determines which dogs go 4 A
home as the winners thanks
to the world's only "Waga W
Meter," at right.
St. JohnTradewinds News Photo -
Courtesy of Animal Care Center
Dog Show Features World's Only Waga Meter
St. John Tradewinds
When the 10th Annual Wagapa-
looza is hosted on Saturday, May
22, it will feature the world's only
"Waga meter," which was created
to judge audience approval of the
show's nine canine competitions.
Early Wagapaloozas employed
conventional voting by a panel of
judges. In 2008, the Animal Care
Center unveiled its new creation,
the waga meter, which measures
applause to determine the win-
ners of each show category. This
method replaced limiting the
judging to a small panel of local
Conceived by Jennifer Dale at
one of the ACC directors' meet-
ings, the large device was built
under the direction of former
ACC President Sheila Karcher in
her cabinet-making shop.
Involving a decibel reader, the
meter is used to actually measure
the sound of the audience clap-
ping. The tail of the dog on the
display moves to indicate ratings.
The show's emcee coordinates
the readings and announces the
votes at the completion of each
The 2010 Wagapalooza will
again offer opportunities for dog
owners and their dogs to compete
in some of the well-loved, non-
conventional categories typical of
This year's WAGA co-chairs
Monica Munroe and Karin Schle-
singer announced that the com-
petitive categories are best old
timer; best tail; best puppy love;
best spots; best costume; best
look alike; best jumper; best lap
dog; and best trick.
In addition, in characteristic
West Indian style, there will be a
King and Queen of the event -
that is, a canine King and Queen.
Wagapalooza will be held from
5 to 9 p.m. at the Winston Wells
ball field in Cruz Bay. The 5 p.m.
start time avoids the heat of the
day, offering cooler temperatures
for the comfort of dogs and hu-
A special by-product of the
after-dark event is the lighting of
the Waga Meter-an effect that
adds visual interest and contrib-
utes to the fun of the quirky dog
St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 13
Team River Runner Hopes to Bring More Wounded Veterans to Island This Year
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When Joe Mornin and Mike McCormick decided to
teach a few veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center
their favorite sport, they had no idea it would turn into a
nation-wide movement that literally has changed the lives
of more than 1,000 warriors.
Morning spent his spring break on St. John last week, not
resting on the beach, but working tirelessly to smooth out
details for Team River Runner's next trip to Love City.
Mormini, who is a full-time teacher of at-risk students in
the Washington, D.C. area, is the executive director of Team
River Runner, which teaches adaptive kayaking to wounded
veterans. When he launched the program at Walter Reed in
2004, Mornin had no idea it would grow so vastly and turn
into his second full-time, albeit barely paid, job.
"Mike was on the U.S. White Water team and he knew
everyone in the kayaking world at that high level," said
Mornini. "I had been paddling myself and instructing kayak
for 20 years in the D.C. area. Back in 2004 there were all
these wounded veterans coming to Walter Reed and there
were so many of those men and women missing legs and
"We knew we could outfit a boat and get them out and
mobile again," Mornini said. "At first we just thought we'd
go down there and teach four or five guys how to kayak and
then maybe go back and teach another four or five guys.
I had no idea then that we had a recreational therapeutic
activity, that I really believe in my heart, is a sport that will
make these guys' lives different."
Mornini and McCormick created the only adaptive hard
shell white water kayak capable of being used by seriously
Even if they were optimistic, it would have been difficult
to imagine the impacts adaptive kayaking would have on
the men and women who climbed in Team River Runner's
Today there are TRR chapters at 25 veterans' medical cen-
ters across the country two of which are run by wounded
veterans who went through the program themselves and
has touched the lives of more than 1,000 wounded veter-
"The wounded warriors who we were working with were
leaving and going home and we started developing grass-
roots volunteer chapters all over the country," said Mornini.
"We have requests every week for new chapters to open up.
We have a very well-meaning and well-connected board of
directors and several thousand volunteers across the coun-
TRR's accomplishments have come thanks to thousands
of volunteers and only two part-time paid employees, one of
which is Mornin himself.
TRR has found that kayaking is the perfect therapy for
soldiers suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury.
"It's really made to order for PTSD people who have
been combat veterans," said Mornin. "One veteran told me
white water kayaking was the first thing that replicated the
experience of being in combat because it comes at you fast,
there is a sense of danger, you can train to get better and it's
"There is fear, speed and adventure and it's all about that
adrenaline rush," he said.
Veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injuries, usu-
ally the result of roadside bombs, find kayaking to help their
balance and vertigo issues, Morini explained.
"For guys with Traumatic Brain Injuries kayaking helps
them focus, it's good for their sequential teak memory and
helps with balance issues," he said. "These guys feel like
they're in a boat and putting them in boats is exactly what
you want to do for that."
While Mornii has been the benefits of kayaking from
countless veterans, the therapeutic importance has been at-
tested to by clinicians as well, the TRR executive director
"Anyone can kayak," Mornii said. "It's cheap and all
you need is a boat and water. It's social, you can network
with other kayakers, but it's still an independent sport."
"If someone is blind they can kayak in a double or some-
one can go in their own boat and hit white water rapids in
the Grand Canyon," he continued. "There are just so many
Looking ahead, Morini hopes to see more veteran coor-
"Our goal is for these guys to have a lifestyle of activity,"
he said. "We'd also like these guys to take on the leadership
and pay forward what they learned. We really want to actu-
ally start highlighting the physical and mental therapeutic
abilities of kayaking and expand our national clinics."
After veterans complete their initial pool training, they
attend one of seven clinics in Colorado, Florida, Montana,
Mexico, Virgin Islands and Grand Canyon National Park for
white water rapids or sea kayak adventures.
The group has brought warriors to Love City twice for
kayak adventures and is planning a third and possibly fourth
trip in November if they raise enough funding.
"We're trying to do two sessions, but it really depends on
funding," said Mornii. "We'll definitely have one group
down and if we raise more funds we can bring the second
Mornini knows first hand the bitter disappointment that a
lack of funds can have on the group.
"The hardest thing I had to do was cancel a trip down
here," he said. "It was horrible having to tell 10 wound-
ed veterans that we weren't going to be able to afford the
Since then several St. John residents have raised money
for the group and TRR continues to accept donations, which
are 100 percent tax deductible.
TRR stays at Cinnamon Bay Campground and enjoyed
complimentary use of kayaks from Cinnamon Bay Water-
sports and Crabby's Watersports. Many local restaurants in-
cluding Woody's and Skinny Legs also donate meals for the
group during their St. John stays.
"We need funding, that is number one," said Mornii.
"But I also want people to come down to Cinnamon Bay
and have lunch with us and go kayaking with us."
For additional information or to make a donation to TRR
check out the group's web site at www.teamriverrunner.
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds
Audubon Thanks Supporters
Let's Make the Roundabout Safer
The Virgin Islands Audubon Society would like to thank Alfredo's,
Coral Bay Gardens and Caneel Bay Resort (especially Oriel Smith)
for their generous plant contributions for our annual plant sale. VIAS
would also like to thank all the people who came to the sale and
bought plants, t-shirts, hats and bird feeders!
Thanks to all, VIAS had a record year in total sales. This is our
primary fundraiser and the funds directly help children of St. John for
Mary Moroney, V.I. Audubon Society
"Irene" by Beverly Melius
each time she brings them
and each time they wait
unwrapped, like lilies and roses,
to be found and found again
sometimes she brings the sea
it ebbs and flows in the rhythm of her voice
its strength and courage open in downward dog
the salt air and the song of mountains
she brings those too
and with her comes the joy of birds at sunrise
and that soft stirring of clouds at sunset
sometimes in pigeon pose
I hear the patter of rain on a tin roof
or see sugar birds sliding down
the smooth skin of banana leaves
sometimes sun salutations burst
with the taste of fresh cut
papaya and squeezed lime
and always it is to my breath she takes me
always it is to myself she gives me
Irene thank you for all the many gifts you have given me, safe
travels, love and prayers.
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: 1
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: 17
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 17
We know where we're going, but the tourists don't.
To keep traffic moving smoothly in and out of the new
rotary, how about a "Route 10" in three-foot numbers
painted right on the road surface at the comer of the
eye doctor and the Islandia building?
It would be visible from a distance aiding car driv-
ers coming up both roads and from the barge dock to
make traffic decisions easier. Visitors are struggling
with exiting the rotary on the left, so this would elimi-
nate some of the hesitation.
How about putting some temporary instructions at
the rotary to educate ourselves? There is still confu-
sion about stopping mid-rotary and letting others slot
in front out of courtesy, when we need to know it is
"once in, keep moving." The stopping and starting
may be tourists trying to hesitate to figure out which
way to exit.
To eliminate an accident waiting to happen on Cen-
terline Road, with locals taking chances passing slow
moving traffic or large trucks and speeding pickups
crammed with laborers coming at you at high rates
of speed trying to make the ferry small signs an-
nouncing "lay-by/pullover ahead" would be helpful.
Literacy, happiness, Is there a connection? For the
last 15 years I have been doing volunteer projects
in third world countries. Two weeks a year I spend,
working in the country and then came home and help
to design the project. A high school in Borneo, an
orphanage in Liberia, a hospital in India, sadly each
time I came home I find the people in my community
not as happy as the people that I just left.
Now I look back on some of the projects and I
wonder if the high school that I help build in Peru was
going to make the kids in the village happier.
I do know that being able to read in this community
has a big impact on the happiness of each and every
one of us. We all need to have a feeling inside of us
that things will get better. It is a prerequisite of happi-
ness, as important as a sense of community.
In our culture the ability to read is one of the most
basic requirements of having the feeling that we can
do better. We as a community are not doing very well
in helping our children to feel good about themselves
by teaching them to read. Our statistics are dread full.
We can see the results in the papers. Kids drop out of
It alerts the tourist that he'll soon have a safe spot
to pull out of traffic to let locals in a hurry proceed
rather than take foolish chances that endanger us all.
Census enumerators will be traveling every road
on St. John, and updating maps at the same time. To
help EMT ambulances and firemen find the way, now
would be the perfect time to get neighbors together
and name their road.
Put a sign up which the census worker can use on
a new map before the government has to pick a
name for you. Why not honor original families, cul-
ture bearers, historical events, local trees and flowers,
Creole words instead of Danish, etc. Census workers
are in your neighborhood now.
The Centerline roadside from Bordeaux to Coral
Bay is being trimmed back and they have done a great
job clearing and even widening the road a bit. A big
thank you for thinning out the trees and brush on sev-
eral blind comers so we can all see through the foli-
age at the traffic coming at us around the curve. Well
school, cannot work at a meaning full job that they
can take pride in so they join gangs, shoot each oth-
er and run wild, until they are killed themselves, or
spend their lives in jail.
For many years Rotary East has been providing
First day of schools packets to first grades. I really
enjoy going to Dober School in Savan to meet the
first graders. They are all excited about being "grown
up", being in school. They were eager to learn. In a
few short years they get behind in their education and
begin to feel bad about themselves, from then on it is
very difficult to change things. It really is sad.
One of the most important things for them to learn
is to read. To learn to read they have to have books.
They have to have books at home. They have to have
parents or grandparents or friends that help them to
learn to read. What if every adult in this community
bought a book and carried it around until we saw the
right kid and gave it to them? Better yet helped them
to read it? Do you think that it would help to make our
community happy again? I do.
ISLANDNOTESfrom the publisher
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Reading Is Most Important
St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010
We have traveled a long road and are nearly at our
destination. All that is left is a sentencing for Kamal
Thomas and Anselmo Boston.
This is not a time for celebration. Mothers have
lost sons, either to death or jail. All I had to do was
look into the kind eyes of Anselmo's mother and I
knew her pain. God willing, he will be home again
and her sadness will be lifted.
Still, we all hope and pray for a lengthy sentencing,
as long as the law allows. It is right and it is just.
Thank you to the prosecutors Claude Walker and
Courtney Reese along with the 12 men and women
on the jury who once again listened to the evidence
presented and came to the same conclusion as the first
We have lost our dear sweet Jamie. A boy who
brought smiles with him wherever he went, a shoul-
der for friends and a joy and zest for life unmatched
On Tuesday afternoon we were packed on the 3
p.m. ferry from Red Hook, just entering Cruz Bay
harbor when the engine conked out. Luckily the wa-
ter was calm, because for about an hour we were rev-
ving engines while swinging and drifting close by the
moorings where small boats anchor and other times
where reefs are shallow.
Finally we saw another ferry, also carrying passen-
gers, approach purposefully and then bump up against
us. There ensued a good deal of kerfuffle, with boat
attendants clambering from one boat to the other and
shouting at each other about how to proceed.
My seat-mate chuckled and shook his head at the
goings-on. "No problem," he grinned. "You can see
these guys are trained for emergencies"
Tourists were pretty frantic, while locals were busy
exchanging tales of other times they'd sat for hours in
other stalled-out ferries, with the seas slamming and
with no explanation from the captain.
People seemed most annoyed by that fact that
during the whole time, no announcement was made to
assure people things were under control.
Finally the rescue boat was somehow lashed onto
As I said this is not a time for joy and celebration
but we fought for Justice for Jamie and now it appears
we will be able to rest knowing, with help of so many
friends, family, and the honest hard working citizens
of the USVI, justice is near.
Twenty murders to date, senseless brutal murders,
the criminals are ruining lives almost daily. I hope
with the new commissioner and his staff, crime will
subside. I applaud Crime Stoppers and the their ef-
We, Jamie's family, are left now with our sadness,
loss and our joyful memories of time spent with my
gentle, loving son.
Pray for Jamie, us and all the families that have
been victims of violence. Pray for all the mothers left
behind that lost their sons to death or prison.
As the bumper sticker says, "BE KIND."
ours, side-by-side, and we began turning in big er-
ratic circles, round and round trying to line up with
the ferry dock in the distance without running across
moored boats or grounding on rocks.
We began a slow progress to the dock where more
boatmen ran around cussing at the crew and waving
their fists. Given the logistics of the whole thing, the
crew did a great job of getting us all safely ashore.
The worst that happened yesterday was that we'd
docked well behind schedule, so that some of us were
late for work.
But if that engine had failed on its way to St.
Thomas, people would've missed their flight-times.
And if it had failed on a rough day, we could have
seen injuries to people and property.
And what if it had happened on a rolling winter
morning when the boats are packed with school chil-
dren and workers?
I wonder if there's a public record of how often
over the past few years our ferries have broken down
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The condition of Love
City's ferry boats continues
I enjoyed the article in your Feb.
22-28 edition about scoring the
ferry service to St. John. I could
not agree more with the results
posted by the "secret shopper."
I would like to add some con-
structive criticism about the con-
dition of the ferries that run from
Red Hook to Cruz Bay they are
in terrible shape.
Attached is a copy of the boat
that brought us to St. John with
some friends from California ear-
lier this month. Their first com-
ment was "will the boat make it
without sinking?" As you can see,
the boat looks rusty and the paint
is chipped and peeling. On board,
the seat cushions were torn or
missing and the floor contained lit-
ter- hardly a good first impression.
We deserve better and these fer-
ries should be made to get "ship-
shape" so visitors to St. John can
have a better introduction to our
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds
Two Trials, Two Guilty Verdicts
Adrift On a Ferry in Cruz Bay Harbor
16 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010
Paul Raymond, 56, passed
away on Sunday, March 21, 2010
Born in Massachusetts on Au-
gust 4, 1953, Paul was the son of
Edward Raymond and Margaret
(Avery) Raymond. He gradu-
ated from Smith Vocational High
School in 1971.
Paul started his own auto repair
business in Northampton, MA in
1978. He worked there until he
moved to St. John in 2005 where
he continued his trade.
When he wasn't working on
cars, Paul was always the first
to offer a hand to anyone who
needed it, whether it was for pig
roasts or just a ride home. He
also offered the use of his servic-
es and those of his dingy "Make
Crime Stoppers is asking the
community's help to solve the
following crime. Anyone who
knows something, please re-
port it even information that
seems insignificant may be just
what law enforcement needs to
solve these cases.
Time" during the flotillas and
other boating events.
Once a long-time fan of hunt-
ing and snowmobiling, Paul
gladly gave up the cold weather
sports in order to enjoy the year
round warmth of St. John.
Paul was a well loved son,
husband, brother and father, as
well as a great friend. He leaves
his beloved wife of 37 years
Debby (Damon) Raymond. His
two children, Daniel and his wife
Jen, and Amy. His mother Mar-
garet, his sisters Gail and Beth
and brother Mark. As well as
several nieces and nephews. All
of Paul's relatives are from MA.
Memorial services will be
scheduled and announced at a
Police are requesting the
public's assistance with a bur-
glary on the night of March 26
in the area of the VITRAN Of-
fice in the Department of Public
Works yard. The suspects) en-
tered the building, broke into a
safe and removed cash.
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Letter to St. John Tradewinds
My name is Hadiya Sewer, and I am an 18-year- port. Spelman College is partnering with the Institute
old sophomore at Spelman College. I recently ap- of the International Education of Students in order to
plied to and was accepted to participate in the ADW create this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. This short
222 Black London and Liverpool Short Term Study term study abroad program will enhance my reservoir
Abroad program at Spelman College. of knowledge.
The program is designed to strengthen students' re- I am currently the Vice Chairperson of the St. John
search skills as students examine issues of migration, Youth Committee, the Vice President of the Spelman-
displacement, community formation and identity Chartered/ Atlanta University Center Wide Caribbean
construction in the African Diaspora. This five month American Students Association, a Dean's Scholar,
experience begins with a semester of class sessions member of the Honors Program, and I was recently
and independent research. The travel component will accepted into the prestigious UNCF Mellon Fellows
include 10 days in London and Liverpool with visits Program.
to sites relevant to the course learning outcomes. The program tuition is $2,850, which includes all
Students are carefully interviewed and evaluated transportation, accommodations, meals, and educa-
before their acceptance, and I am honored to have tional activities. Is it possible for you to assist me by
been selected. I am a Sociology Major with a con- making a contribution? Any amount would be appre-
centration in the studies of the African Diaspora and ciated. I plan to give a speech and share my journal,
the World. photographs, and experiences with the youth of the
Personally, I am looking forward to developing Virgin Islands and contributors upon my return.
my skills as a researcher. My tentative senior thesis Please feel free to contact me at 340-344-2106,
topic explores identity formation in the United States firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com if
Virgin Islands as it relates to issues of migration, dis- you need more information. Your generous contribu-
placement, and community formation. This experi- tion would enable me to share in this wonderful op-
ence will give me valuable experience with this sort portunity.
of investigation and the information gathered can be Thank you in advance for your consideration and
utilized in a comparative study. support.
I am currently seeking financial sponsors to help Sincerely,
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Oquendo Vying for Crown accepting donations and selling T-shirts.
To donate to Oquendo's carnival queen cam-
Continued from Page 7 paign or to buy a T-shirt call Hair's to You Salon
"The whole school, and I mean the whole at 779-4055 or stop by the shop located on the first
school, teachers, faculty, students and alumni are floor of the Tradewinds Building.
really behind in on this," said the queen contestant. Although remaining tight-lipped about the
"People I don't even know are stopping me on the show, expect drama and elegance.
street and wishing me luck. It's amazing." "You can expect some big things," said Lee
Oquendo is also gaining support on-line. She Ann Oquendo, who vowed this would be her last
has created a fan page on Facebook which has at- show. "This is our biggest challenge and is going
traced more than 1,000 fans already. to be our biggest show. We'll be pulling out all the
"I didn't know I had that many supporters," she stops."
said. "This is bigger than just me it's incredible. Oquendo herself is looking forward to the show
I have fans from as far away as Kuwait and South and strutting her stuff on the stage.
Korea." "My favorite part of any show is the evening
Along with her chaperone Shatik Stevens, Oqu- wear," she said. "You feel so pretty and no one can
endo's team also consists of her mother, her broth- pull you down from that."
er Raynaldo Oquendo, Abigail Hendricks, Kenya If the final votes are tallied in Oquendo's favor,
Frett and Ivy Moses. the Virgin Islands would be represented by an im-
On April 17 the three ladies will vie in swim- pressive young woman with clear goals.
wear, introduction speech, personal interview, tal- "I really enjoy being an ambassador," said Oqu-
ent, cultural costume and evening wear segments. endo. "I think it would be new and great for the
The judges will decide who takes home the crown, Virgin Islands to have a St. John girl as Carnival
but the public can get into the action by voting for Queen."
Miss Popularity. To vote for Oquendo, contestant "I will not let anyone down," she said.
number one, log on to www.vicarnival.com. There will be a special ferry running from Cruz
While Oquendo has several sponsors, including Bay to Charlotte Amalie to bring Love City resi-
main sponsors Chico's Distributing and Design by dents to the V.I. Carnival Queen Show on April 17.
Felipe, the cost of costumes, shoes, makeup, hair Call Oquendo at 779-4055 for information about
and set designs are daunting. The Oquendos are the ferry.
Weekly Crime Stoppers USVI
St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010
"If people in the neighborhood are fooled by someone
who says they are going to put in a convenience store
and they put in a bar, then I just have to say to the
people that I have warned and warned and warned
again, and there comes a point where I have to say,
'caveat emptor: let the neighbors beware.'"
Senator-at-Large Craig Barshinger
Rezoning in Virgin Islands Called "Dangerous"
Continued from Page 3
Neighboring property owners expressed concerns
at the Smiths' 2005 hearing before the Department
of Planning and Natural Resources that they had not
been notified of the couple's plans for the rezoning.
Brian Smith did not wish to discuss his change of
plans since the rezoning with St. John Tradewinds.
Although the Estate Adrian property of Gershwain
Sprauve, which was recently rezoned from R2 to R4,
showed up on the market just months after his rezon-
ing was approved, Sprauve is adamant that he will
retain majority ownership of his property and that the
new zoning will not be abused.
Sprauve sought his rezoning to change an exist-
ing building on his property from two four-bedroom
short-term rental units to four two-bedroom long-
term rental apartments, which he has now listed for
sale individually as condos.
"Although the zoning I have allows me to ex-
pand more, it's highly unlikely to ever happen," said
Sprauve. "I do plan to retain majority ownership in
Not all property owners act immediately once their
rezoning is approved. Guilderoy Sprauve, whose Es-
tate Adrian property was rezoned in 2004 from RI
to B3 so he could build a shopping center, has yet to
follow through with his plans.
The economic downturn and unwillingness of
banks to lend money for new construction projects
has halted Sprauve's progress, and in the meantime,
he's considering different alternatives.
"A couple of things are on the table like a gas sta-
tion project and a commercial building," said Sprauve.
"We're just watching both projects to see which will
be viable for us, and then we'll make a decision."
Sprauve is keeping his neighbors apprised of his
progress at every step, he continued.
"I've always kept the concerns of surrounding
property owners in mind," said Sprauve. "I periodi-
cally go to St. John and follow up with them, and we
always run by them what we're planning on doing,
especially the property owner directly bordering us.
We're very, very conscious of their thoughts and how
they feel, and we try to work around that."
The consideration of neighboring property owners
is one of the biggest reasons that Barshinger dislikes
rezonings, he explained.
"Everybody buys their property knowing the zoning
of the surrounding neighborhood," said Barshinger.
"The only time I seem to think a rezoning is appropri-
ate is if everybody in the neighborhood decides there
should be a new deal, and that means everybody."
"If people in the neighborhood are fooled by some-
one who says they are going to put in a convenience
store and they put in a bar, then I just have to say
to the people that I have warned and warned and
warned again, and there comes a point where I have
to say, 'caveat emptor: let the neighbors beware,"'
The power of a zoning change was realized by
developers of the luxury condominium development
Sirenusa, who were allegedly willing to pay for their
new zoning designation, according to Barshinger.
"Sirenusa was the poster child for bad rezoning,"
said the senator at large. "They came to me and said,
'we know you're leaving office and it's going to be
a financial hardship.' Everybody understands this is
probably happening if they have any kind of worldly
Barshinger is a proponent of zoning variances,
which allow a property owner to use their property
in a way that is not outlined in that property's zoning,
without changing the zoning entirely and opening the
possibility for hundreds of new uses.
Ause variance, however, is not always appropriate,
according to the DPNR's Director of Comprehensive
and Coastal Zone Planning, Marjorie Emanuel.
"A Legislative use variance would not address
dimensional issues, such as the exceptional narrow-
ness, shallowness, topographic conditions, shape or
substandard size of property, or other extraordinary
situations or conditions," said Emanuel.
Essentially, while a variance would allow one to
construct a four-unit apartment building on an R1-
zoned property, the building would still be required
to meet all other restrictions set forth in the R1 zoning
Gershwain Sprauve, whose four two-bedroom units
are now for sale, was unhappy with the rezoning pro-
cess, but felt he had no other option, he explained.
"There is really no sort of recourse for landown-
ers to come up with something that makes sense in
terms of zoning," said Sprauve. "I had no choice but
to seek the change, although it is not necessarily what
I wanted. We really need to examine the laws on the
Barshinger agrees that a different approach needs
to be taken, and hopes a move toward more localized
government is the answer.
"I think spot zoning on part of the Senate is a re-
sponsibility we should not have," he said. "It should
be done locally, and as we move toward more local
government, it will be a natural evolution. There is no
right zero to a rezoning."
Friday, March 26
12:05 p.m. An Estate Pow-
erboyd Plantation resident r/
someone trespassing on her
property. Police assistance.
12:56 p.m. An Estate Free-
man's Ground resident r/ a
1:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that
she left her necklace and cash
in the area of Cruz Bay. Lost
1:30 p.m. A citizen p/ re-
questing assistance getting
to his residence. Police assis-
Saturday, March 27
8:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that
someone stole his motorbike
from the area near Santo's
12:15 p.m. Unit 74B recov-
ered a stolen vehicle in the area
of the Lumber Yard.
5:04 p.m. Citizen r/ a non-
responsive male in the area of
Starfish Market. Police assis-
Sunday, March 28
4:04 a.m. A citizen r/ his
backpack missing from the
area of Cinnamon Bay Camp-
ground. Petit larceny.
9:20 a.m. A visitor from
New Hampshire r/ a grand lar-
ceny in Coral Bay. Grand lar-
11:45 a.m .- A visitor from
Maine r/ that she lost her iden-
tification. Lost identification.
12:15 p.m. An Estate Pas-
tory resident r/ he was threat-
ened by a male. Disturbance of
Monday, March 29
6:49 a.m. -AnEstateEnighed
resident c/requesting police as-
sistance. Police assistance.
11:55 a.m. An Estate Con-
tant resident c/requesting po-
6:00 p.m. A citizen p/r a
disturbance in the area of Coral
Bay. Disturbance of the peace.
Tuesday, March 30
11:28 a.m. A citizen r/ a
collision in the Lumber Yard
parking lot. Auto accident.
3:00 p.m. An Estate
Enighed resident c/requesting
police assistance. Police assis-
5:02 p.m. A citizen c/re-
questing police assistance in
Cruz Bay. Police assistance.
5:40 p.m. A George Sim-
monds Terrace resident r/ a
burglary in the third. Burglary
in the third.
Wednesday, March 31
6:28 p.m. Badge #90 p/
with one Malik Cheatham un-
der citizen's arrest and charged
with petit larceny. An employ-
ee of Cruz Bay Pizza r/ that he
stole money from the business.
Bail was set at $1,000 by order
of the court.
Thursday, April 1
12:53 a.m. An Estate Pow-
erboyd resident c/requesting
police assistance. Disturbance
of the peace.
10:15 a.m. A citizen c/re-
questing assistance to retrieve
his money. Police assistance.
10:30 a.m. A Coral Bay
resident r/ that he was threat-
ened. Disturbance of the peace,
4:37 p.m. -An Estate Susan-
aberg resident p/r that he lost
his cellphone. Lost cellphone.
6:26 p.m. An Estate Pas-
tory resident p/r that he was as-
saulted by a male on 3/24/10.
Simple assault and battery,
4:54 p.m. A citizen c/r in-
dividuals drag racing in the
area of Coral Bay. Police as-
Friday, April 2
2:22 a.m. Central Dispatch
r/ an auto accident in Estate
Enighed. Auto accident.
St. John Police Report
Emergency Land Line: 911
Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110
Police Dept: 340-693-8880
Fire Station: 340-776-6333
18 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010
St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient-
ed, not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885.
Wednesday, April 7
The VI. Port Authority will go before the St. John Costal Zone
Management Committee on Wednesday, April 7, at noon at the St.
John Legislature to seek a permit for the paving of the area inside
Enighed Pond where cars currently line up to wait for the barge
for the storage of trailers.
Friday, April 9
HOPE Inc. is hosting a skills building seminar titled
"Equipping Parents with Knowledge" on Friday, April 9, at the
Gifft Hill School great room at 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 10
The Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala will take
place on Saturday, April 10, at Caneel Bay Resort.
The Annual Wilbur "Bill" LaMotta Community Service
Awards will be at St. Peter Greathouse on St. Thomas Saturday
evening, April 10. The evening kicks off with cocktails at 6:30
p.m. and the banquet and awards ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 11
The St. John Montessori School is hosting its first annual Fish
Fry Festival on Sunday, April 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the school's
John's Folly Learning Institute location.
Monday, April 12
The Coral Bay Community Council will be hosting a commu-
nity forum with Stuart Smith, DPNR's new St. John planner, on
April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the John's Folly Learning Institute.
Tuesday, April 13
Friends of VINP have rescheduled the Fish ID Sail seminar
for Tuesday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission is conduct-
ing hearings on the application of Choice Communications, LLC
to be designated as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier in the
U. S. Virgin Islands. On St. John the hearing will be on Tuesday,
April 13, at 3 p.m. at the Cruz Bay legislature building.
PEI. W1.. NO
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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are currently preparing designs and bid packages for por-
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These projects will be ready to bid over the next 12
months. Contractors to who are interested in bidding on
the construction of roadside storm water management
devices including paving, culverts, detention basins are
invited to contact Greg Miller PM, VI RC&D at 776-
6770 or Coral Bay Community Council at 776-2099 for
information concerning the projects. V.I.RC&D complies
with Federal procurement regulations and encourages
small businesses, minority owned businesses and women
owned business to participate in this work.
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St Joh Chrc Scedl & iretr
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
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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
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St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010 21
14th Annual Ruby Rutnik Softball Tourney
Continued from Page 5
nity wanted to do something in Ruby's
name so they said, 'let's have a softball
tournament.' We were in a blur that
first year and just went through the mo-
"Not only did the community gather
around it, but the family did too," said
Rutnik. It \\ not leaving behind a bad
memory, but was putting new life into
Through the sponsorship of innings
and games and additional donations, the
Rutniks collect funds for four annual
scholarships. The tournament's winning
team, takes home one scholarship for
their school, who does not have to be a
Two two-year renewable scholarships
are awarded to St. John girls in good ac-
ademic standing who are enrolled in or
accepted to schools of higher education.
A fourth scholarship is awarded to a stu-
dent attending or wishing to attend the
lower school at Gifft Hill School. Ex-
cept for the winning tournament team,
the scholarships are both needs and
After this current cycle, the Rutniks
will have awarded about $110,000 in
scholarships to more than 24 girls over
In addition to the scholarship fund-
raiser, Love City Pan Dragons work the
concessions stand at the tournament to
raise funds for the youth steel orchestra.
"We can't thank the Pan Dragons
team of parents and supporters who
work so hard having the concessions,"
said Cook-Rutnik. "It's such an impor-
tant component and they do it very ef-
ficiently and very well."
The Rutnik family has enjoyed the
community's support for 14 straight
years and several people in particular
are always ready to lend a hand, Cook-
"Kate Norfleet of Kate-N-Design cre-
ates the artwork and Elliott Hooper at
Tall Ship Trading always comes through
with the shirts for us," she said. "We
have so many people who have contrib-
uted for 14 years straight. By now we
have a pretty well-oiled machine and a
very receptive audience and that is what
has made it work."
Ruby Rutnik Memorial Scholarship
applications are now available at Con-
nections. The deadline for submission is
May 1 and students will be notified by
S John McCann Assoc.
office 340.693.3399 toll free 1.888.StJohn8 (785.6468) fax 888.546.1115
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"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 12 ac. with Topo $299,000 Cutilities beach & views. From $425,000 S
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"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 adjoining breezy lots Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 views. From $425,000.
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000
"LIME TREE BAY BEACHFRONT" 2 Parcels (.79 ac.)
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
underground utilities. From $285,000 plus direct access to white sand beach! Approximately
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, 435' shoreline with very gentle grade. GREAT swimming,
well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 snorkeling and boating. $875,000
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"UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private
parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls &
underground utilities. From $999,000
"PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
between. Prices from $1,850,000.
SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
"HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable
borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000
"SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE Incredible
BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable waterfront lot for
$9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI views,
excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls,
planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots
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PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard, construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000 plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites. $1,990,000 largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board, BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000
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BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa
overlooking Rendezvous Bay, Caribbean cute 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
popular vacation rental $699,000 tile roof, 1800 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000 furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in floors. $3,450,000
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just
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CAROLINA Views Well maintained WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa Belvedere BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house.
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CONSID 5,000 pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000 ONE OF THE BEST DEALS ON ST. JOHN!
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa LA BELLA VIT Olar villa in the
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore above Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence Virgin Gral W a/c identical master
beaches, cooling breezes $2,175,000. exudes comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000 suites & br ahtaking views of STT. $2,250,00
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs, VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, while gazing out upon excellent bay views
privacy. $1,499,000 sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 Lush tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay.
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000 see the impressive recent renovations $1,095,000. 3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000.
AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views,
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located
in the main building, plus private self-contained
guest cottage $1,950,000
COTTAGE One of the least expensive
homes on the market! Great starter home with
room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit
masonry home also available. $279,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 BR, 4 bath masonry
home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with
many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,600,000
UPPER CAROLINA BA. Expansive
views. Ma & kitchen on
upper lev*, 0e has 2 BR, living area &
kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675,000
BLUE CARIBE Successful short term
rental home with gourmet kitchen and with
views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000
CHATEAU MARGOT,,private gated
compound I j, *ill, knock our
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AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa
in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms.
MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry
home overlooking Carolina Valley Ideal starter
home w/2nd unit for rental income $679,000
Adjacent cottage available for $279,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bedrooms,1.5 baths
guest cottage in quaint neighborhood.
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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 5-11, 2010
From Centerline to Coral Bay New
Island Businesses Open Across St. John
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch
Owen's Place: Hannah Jones and Owen Krigger welcome patrons to their Owen's
Happy Hour in Coral Bay. Stop in Tuesday through Sunday after 11 a.m. for local food
and icy cold drinks.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch
Love City Home & Garden Center: Liz Hall
of Island Empire Inc. and Rosalee Gage of Exotic
Gardens, are ready to fill all those furniture, design,
landscaping, window treatment needs and more at
Love City Home and Garden Center on Centerline
Road. Stop by and see their extensive collection.
New Hot Dog Stand: Larry Johnson dishes out delicious hot dogs at the Hot Dog
Stand at the Triangle in Coral Bay Monday through Saturday. Be sure to try Johnson's
hearty and meaty chili for a filling and affordable feast.