Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Governor John P. deJongh, center right, was joined by local celebrity waiters, including Lt. Governor Gregory
Francis, left, Julius E. Sprauve School principal Mario Francis, center left, and Caneel Bay Resort Managing
Director Nikolay Hotze, right, at the annual Julius E. Sprauve School Fundraising Gala on Saturday night, April 10
at Caneel Bay Resort. See next week's edition for full story.

CZM Okays
VIPA Enighed
Parking Plan
Page 3
Marsh Family Plans for
Coral Bay Commercial,
Residential Project Are
Also Given Appproval
Page 5
VIBIR Extends
Hours for Tax
Return Filing
Page 2
Unity Day Group
Plans Property
Tax Rally April 12
Page 4
Local Divers
Alliance Will
Fight Lionfish
Page 7
Heather Ruhsam
Named To Friends
of VINP Position
Page 9

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2 St. John Tradewinds, April 12-18, 2010

BIR Announces Extended Hours

for Filing of 2009 Tax Returns

St. John Tradewinds
Director of the Virgin Islands
Bureau of Internal Revenue Clau-
dette Watson-Anderson reminds
the public that the deadline for fil-
ing the 2009 individual income tax
returns with the Bureau is Thurs-
day, April 15.
Taxpayers are also reminded
that they cannot file their returns
using the e-filing option.

The bureau's offices on all three
islands will have extended hours
for the convenience of the taxpay-
ers for the week of April 15.
On St. John, extended office
hours will be from Monday, April
12, to Wednesday, April 14, with
the office open from 7 a.m. to 7
On Thursday, April 15, the of-
fice will be open from 8 a.m. to 9

Taxpayers who are unable to
file their 2009 returns by the April
15 due date are reminded that they
must properly estimate the tax due
and file a valid extension on Form
4868 by April 15. The extension is
only for filing the return.
Taxpayers who owe must pay
the tax due on April 15 to avoid
the failure to pay penalty.

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of the roadway, above. The project is funded by American Reinvestment and
Recovery Funds and was the subject of a CNN report several months ago which
highlighted federally-funded projects in the territory.

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DNPR's 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.
Commissioner of DPNR Robert Mathes and Director of Comm-
prehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, Margorie Emmanuel will
also be present.
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.

Community Invited To Join Historical

Society Potluck and Meeting April 13
The St. John Historical Society is inviting the community to a
potluck at 5:30 p.m. at Bethany Moravian Church Hall on Tues-
day, April 13.
Event-goers should bring a dish to share, then stay for the mem-
bership meeting which begins at 7 p.m. The evening's presenta-
tion will feature the working results of the SJHS-sponsored VI.
Humanities Council grant "Mapping the Cultural Geography of
St. John, s14'is-1940s."
Join a panel of East End and Coral Bay Quarter Culture Bear-
ers, project director Beulah Dalmida, principal grant writer Crys-
tal Fortwangler, board member and webmaster Peter Burgess,
and historian and board advisor David Knight, as they present the
"place-names" of that era.

Coral Bay Watershed Restoration

Groudbreaking Ceremony Is April 14
The Virgin Islands Resource Conservation & Development
Council, Inc. (VI. RC&D) and the Coral Bay Community Council
invite the community to participate in a ground-breaking event for
NOAA Recovery Act-funded Watershed Restoration Activities in
Coral Bay.
The Coral Bay Watershed Restoration ground-breaking will be
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, on the second floor
of the V.I. Agricultural station in Coral Bay.
Governor John deJongh and Samuel Rauch, NOAA's Deputy
Assistant Administrator for regulatory programs, will be the prin-
cipal speakers. Several commissioners and community leaders
will also be present.
Following the ground-breaking, a site tour will be conducted for
VI. government and NOAA representatives. For more information
call the CBCC at 776-2099.

Child Abuse, Sexual Assault Prevention

Panel Discussions Set for April 17
April is Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness
Month, and to draw awareness to child abuse and sexual assault
prevention, the St. John Community Crisis Center in collabora-
tion with the Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual As-
sault Council is sponsoring a panel discussion "Increasing Public
Awareness of Child Abuse and Sexual Assault."
The event will be on Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Ur-
sula's C. Warren Smith Multipurpose Center.

St. John Tradewinds, April 12-18, 2010 3

CZM Committee Okays VIPA Request To Create

151 Parking Spaces at Enighed Pond Facility

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Coastal Zone Man-
agement Committee gave the go-
ahead to two projects on St. John
last week, both of which aim to
bring relief to residents taxed by a
lack of infrastructure and services.
In a decision meeting on Wed-
nesday, April 7, at the Cruz Bay
legislature building, the four-
member board approved the VI.
Port Authority's request to modify
its major land and water use per-
mit in order to create 151 free pub-
lic parking spaces at Enighed Pond
Marine Facility.
In the same meeting, the St.
John CZM Committee also gave
the G.E. Marsh Legacy Develop-
ment and Holding Group Inc. the
green light to construct a commer-
cial, residential and recreational
development in Coral Bay (see re-
lated story on page 5).
Approval of VIPA's request was
hailed by most residents as a relief
of the parking problems that have
plagued Cruz Bay for years.
While CZM decision meetings
are usually devoid of testimony,
VIPA contractor Robert deJongh
of architecture firm deJongh and
Associates Inc., outlined plans for
the parking lot since the agency's
permit dates back to 1994.
"We were employed by VIPA
for design work at the Cruz Bay
Creek when the issue of parking
emerged as one of the principle is-
sues on St. John," said deJongh.
The land where the 151 parking
spaces will be constructed consists
of dredged materials from Enighed
Pond. The surface was deemed too
soft to accommodate structures,
but with a three-layered aggregate
approach engineers can make it
safe to support normal vehicular
weight, according to deJongh.
"We did subsurface studies
and we confirmed that the soft
dredged materials are not suitable
for normal building loads," de-
Jongh said. "But parking loads are
significantly less than buildings
and if we restrict parking to the
fringe the shallowest areas -
that material could be made able to

St. John Tradewinds News Graphic File

A three-layered aggregate system will allow for parking
on top of the shallowest portion of dredged materials at
Enighed Pond Marine Facility, above.

support parking loads." build on, VIPA is calling the plan
"We designed an engineering temporary, explained VIPA execu-
solution to excavate down three tive director Ken Hobson.
feet and then back fill in three al- "The material in the center is
ternating layers geo-textile mate- soft and it has 20 years, according
rials and crushed stone," said de- to what the engineers said, for it to
Jongh. "That will establish a crust get hard enough to put a structure
that can sustain a standard parking there," said Hobson. "This plan is
load and is the basis for the boo- temporary for 20 years until we are
merang shape of the parking area able to put a structure there."
parallel to the existing road on the Under questioning from the St.
edge of the old pond." John CZM Committee, VIPA engi-
The area will be 65 feet from neer Dale Gregory explained that
the front of one space to the front only a temporary parking lot was
of the next space and there is an approved by VIPA's governing
eight to 10 foot section running board.
around the perimeter which can be "VIPA had other plans for future
used for landscaping in the future, development of the interior area,"
deJongh added. said Gregory.
The plans were presented to The sole point of contention
several St. John residents and in the plan revolved around how
groups including St. John Admin- many bathrooms the planned dock
istrator Leona Smith and members master's building would contain.
of the St. John Chapter of the St. As a former teacher, St. John CZM
Thomas/St. John Chamber of Committee Chairperson Madeline
Commerce, deJongh added. Sewer urged VIPA to install more
"This plan has wide support of than the planned single male and
everyone to whom it was present- single female restrooms.
ed," he said. "As a former school teacher I
Since the material inside the can tell you that when one has to
fringe area where parking is going go, they all have to go," said Sew-
to be located is currently too soft to er. "I ask you to reconsider your

Architect Robert deJongh

plans and add additional restroom
Although providing restroom
facilities for the public is not
VIPA's responsibility, Gregory
said he would bring the St. John
CZM Committee's concerns to the
group's governing board.
The free parking area will be il-
luminated by solar lights and Hob-
son pledged the VIPA project also
would include landscaping in the
"We're not going to spend
$800,000 and not do this right,"
said Hobson. "What we do has to
be first class for St. John."

2010 RAIN


at Trunk Bay

March Rainfall
2.35 inches

March Rainfall
1.57 Inches

Total YTD Rainfall
5.95 Inches

Average YTD
7.04 Inches

While operational details are
still being worked out, the parking
lot will be free to use and is not
intended for long-term parking.
"Operational plans have to be
fully developed in concert with
Department of Public Works, the
St. John Administrator and VI.
Police Department," said deJongh.
"Many of those details, especially
how long the lot will remain open
and how long cars can be there,
still have to be worked out."
"Our focus was on getting the
permits in place to get started on
this and then we'll work out all the
details," said deJongh.
Residents should be able to start
parking in the Enighed lot within
a few months, according to de-
No\\ we're going to start issu-
ing requests for bids for the work
and that should take about 45
days," deJongh said. "Then short-
ly after that we'll get started on
construction. This could be done
within three months."
St. John CZM Committee mem-
bers Sewer, Gerry Hills, Edmund
Roberts and Andrew Penn all
voted in favor of the modification

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Church Schedules ..............20
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Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ...............18
Ferry Schedules .................20
Island Notes ....................... 14
Letters ......................... 14-15
O bituary ............................ ..15
Police Log ......................... 17
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Unity Day Group Looks To Educate

With April 12 Property Tax Rally

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
It's an election year, and the V.I.
Unity Day Group hopes political
candidates hear its message that
the property tax system needs to
be fixed.
The group will host a rally on
Monday evening, April 12, from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Winston
Wells ball field with the aim of ed-
ucating island residents on issues
surrounding property taxes in the
Virgin Islands.
"People can expect to learn the
truth about their property tax," said
the Unity Day Group's Real Prop-
erty Committee Chairperson Myr-
tle Barry. "We're going to make it
as simplified as possible."
The Unity Day Group will pro-
vide residents with a brief over-
view of the Virgin Islands property
tax system's tumultuous past, and
will bring residents up to date on
what is currently happening. The
group will also explain how to
read property tax bills.
The rally was called partly
in an effort to make sense of the
conflicting information being dis-
persed by Government House,
Barry explained.
"There's a lot of misconception,
and I personally see it as being in-
tended that way to draw a certain
picture," she said. "We want folks
to know that this is a political year
and things tend to happen easily
when the administration may or
may not return. We are watching
it closely and putting a magnifying
glass on this issue."


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The VirginIslands government's
most recent efforts to collect prop-
erty taxes involves a proposal by
Lieutenant Governor Gregory
Francis to issue two property tax
bills annually, which the Unity
Day Group is strongly against.
"The problem with that is peo-
ple are not in the economic posi-
tion to pay two property tax bills
annually," said Barry. "It will cre-
ate a burden on them. It has the po-
tential to unseat property owners."
The local government has con-
tinued to fall deeper into debt
since 2006, the last year during
which property taxes were collect-
ed. Issues with the Virgin Islands
property tax system first emerged
in 2003, when St. Thomas busi-
ness owners filed suit in U.S. Dis-
trict Court alleging their properties
were unfairly valued.
Following property revalua-
tions by independent contractor
Bearing Point which would have
resulted in significant property
tax increases for St. John property
owners, the Unity Day Group filed
suit in 2008 asking the government
to refrain from collecting property
taxes until fair revaluations were
completed. The group's case has
not yet been addressed.
The Unity Day Group offered
a solution to the government's
property tax conundrum; however,
Governor John deJongh's admin-
istration did not listen, according
to Barry.
"The solution that we brought
forward was there years ago," she
said. "We said to send the bills out

at the 1998 level. We gave them
solutions three years ago that they
should have adhered to, but now
they have borrowed to the point
where our children are in debt; it's
nothing to them."
Barry, who owns property over-
looking the water, decided to take
on the property tax issue when her
property value skyrocketed under
Bearing Point's revaluation.
"I don't have a second home,"
she said. "Everything I own and
want is here. This is a fight to stay,
and I've made up my mind."
Barry and the Unity Day Group
now hope to educate the public
with the rally in an effort to ensure
that residents' voices are heard
during this election year.
Senator Shawn-Michael Ma-
lone, who is sponsoring a bill to
help St. John residents potentially
facing rising property taxes, plans
to attend the rally. Barry stressed
that the group is remaining neutral
and not endorsing any candidates.
"We're watching this issue very
closely," she said. "We're basical-
ly turning up the volume."
Barry is encouraging all St.
John residents landowners, ho-
meowners, landlords and even ten-
ants to attend the rally and learn
about the property tax issue.
"We need the support of the
public," she said. "Everyone
should be concerned about this,
because this one hits home. Once
you lose your land, you don't have
a place to sleep, clean yourself up,
or to go for privacy you don't
have your home."


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St. John Tradewinds News File Rendering

The G.E. Marsh Legacy Development and Holding Group Inc. plans to bring a
recreational, residential and commercial complex to Coral Bay.

Marsh Family Gets OK To Construct

$2.9 Million Coral Bay Development

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay will be the site of new
commercial, residential and recre-
ational services soon and will see
the construction of the area's first
open air theater complex.
In a decision meeting on
Wednesday, April 7, at the Cruz
Bay legislature building, the St.
John Coastal Zone Management
Committee approved G. E. Marsh
Legacy Development and Holding
Group Inc.'s major land permit ap-
plication to construct a commer-
cial, residential and recreational
development and open air theater.
In the same meeting, the four-
member board also okayed the
V.I. Port Authority's permit modi-
fication request to create 151 free
parking spaces at the Enighed
Pond Marine Facility (see related
story on page 3).
As VIPA's plan will provide
relief to the years-long Cruz Bay
parking problem, the Marsh's

"The applicant's object is to develop the
site primarily based on the commercial and
residential needs of the area. The proposed
development will address many of the needs
of the area without having to travel to the
over-crowded Cruz Bay and could relieve

some stresses in Cruz Bay."

planned Coral Bay development
will bring new services to the ex-
panding population on the island's
eastern end.
Project developer Genevieve
Marsh, president of G.E. Marsh
Legacy Development and Hold-
ing Group Inc., plans to construct a
$2.9 million six building complex
to house a larger Love City Mini
Mart, five residential units, vendor
kiosks and additional commercial
The recreational portion of the

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CZM Acting Assistant Director

development calls for constructing
a tennis court, basketball court and
a toddler play area. An open air
theater, two windmills, three fresh-
water wells, a food court, main-
tenance building and 70 parking
spaces round out the development
The development site is a 4.967
acre lot in Estate Lower Carolina
off King Hill Road, the eastern
portion of which houses the cur-
rent Love City Mini Mart and a
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"Our interpretation of commercial
license use in the area is for necessary
and appropriate use. We've determined
that commercial use in the monument is
appropriate so the process will be that we do
the stake holder meeting, get public input,
assess each permit application and authorize,
under some management limitations, the ones
that are necessary and appropriate."

Mark Hardgrove, VINP Superintendent

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite churning the waters -
and rumor mill across St. John,
V.I. National Park officials are still
working with local boaters to en-
sure the continued appropriate use
of the Coral Reef National Un-
derwater Monument's Hurricane
Hole area.
Confusion over use of the area
just outside Coral Bay harbor be-
gan two weeks ago when several
commercial vessel operators were
informed they could no longer ply
the Hurricane Hole waters with
guests despite having Commercial
Use Authorization permits issued
by the VI. National Park.
Although reports circulated last
week alleging VINP officials were
taking management action, no
such action was taken, according
to VINP and Coral Reef National
Underwater Monument Superin-
tendent Mark Hardgrove.
Although the national monu-
ment was created in 2000, a gen-
eral management plan has still not
been completed for the area and
commercial use authorization per-
mits never included use of Hurri-
cane Hole, explained Hardgrove.
Hoping to calm the waters and
work with boaters, Hardgrove met
with members of the Coral Bay
Yacht Club on Tuesday evening,
April 6, and discussed approved
and appropriate uses for the area.
"There is no management action
that was taken," said Hardgrove.
"When the monument was created
in 2000, the first opportunity to do
the general management plan pro-
cess was in 2004, and we're still in
that process."
"Creating a management plan is
a seven-year process because you
need a full Environmental Impact
Statement," said Thomas Kelley,
VINP Natural Resource Manager.
"The National Environmental Pol-
icy Act requires that high level of
compliance for that kind of plan-
ning and management document."
Once the plan is complete, the
details will be hammered out for
commercial use for the Hurricane
Hole area of the Coral Reef Na-
tional Underwater Monument, ex-
plained Hardgrove.
"At the end of the plan, we'll be

Hole will be appropriate for opera-
tors who conduct snorkel or kayak
trips and educate guests on the
importance of protecting the re-
sources which include the last
pristine mangrove habitat in the
Virgin Islands.
"Our interpretation of commer-
cial license use in the area is for
necessary and appropriate use,"
said Hardgrove. "We've deter-
mined that commercial use in the
monument is appropriate so the
process will be that we do the stake
holder meeting, get public input,
assess each permit application and
authorize, under some manage-
ment limitations, the ones that are
necessary and appropriate."
While VINP officials determine
appropriate uses for the area, the
public will have a say in the mat-
ter, Hardgrove added.
"We want to hear from the com-
munity," he said. "What do you
want from the park? We'll meet
again and talk these things over
with the stakeholders."
Residents are also reminded
that the entire area is a no-wake
zone and the use of towed personal
water craft, like wake boards and
waterskis, is prohibited, according
to Kelley.
"These rules are especially im-
portant for the protection of sea
turtles and dolphins, but also the
mangroves and the sensitive eco-
system and fish nursery," said Kel-
For more information about the
use and regulations of Hurricane
Hole and the Coral Reef National
Underwater Monument call VINP
at 776-6201.

able to do some more planning for
the monument, like a commercial
services plan," Hardgrove said.
While managing the area with-
out a formal general management
plan, VINP officials have done
their best to allow for "appropri-
ate" use of the area and accommo-
date commercial vessel operators,
according to Hardgrove.
"This first came up at a meeting
about a month ago that we were
having some conflicts out there
with commercial use," said the
VINP superintendent. "We talked
about the activities out there and
we said we have 12 mooring buoys
in the Hurricane Hole vicinity of
the monument and there are three
that were designated for commer-
cial use."
"We did that because we were
trying to accommodate visitors,"
said Hardgrove. "Before it was
a monument, the Department of
Planning and Natural Resources
had managed the resources and
we needed to take some steps to
protect the resources. Where we
overstepped our authority was put-
ting in the three commercial use
The blue commercial use moor-
ing buoys will be replaced with
white buoys which can be used by
all boaters, Hardgrove explained.
"We decided to change them
back to white so everyone can
use them," he said. "We haven't
reduced the number of buoys. We
still provide for day use and pro-
vide for those folks who enjoy
those areas."
VINP officials have determined
that commercial use in Hurricane

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Local Divers Creating Caribbean-wide Alliance To Combat Lionfish

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With the entire Virgin Islands marine
eco-system under attack by a single species
of fish, local scientists, scuba divers, dive
operators and volunteers are waging a coor-
dinated effort to fight back.
Researchers believe lionfish were first in-
troduced to the Atlantic Ocean somewhere
in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane An-
drew in 1992.
While scientists believe the introduc-
tion was somewhat benign such as a pet
owner dumping his tank in the sea after los-
ing power, that single act has reverberated
throughout the entire Caribbean.
"The big fear is that the reef fishery is
going to be decimated by this species," said
Thomas Kelley, VI. National Park resource
manager. "We know this because they've
been in the Bahamas for several years and
a variety of research has been done to bore
this out."
Lionfish have no natural predators and
feed on juvenile reef fish, which are inte-
gral to the health of coral reefs, Kelley ex-
"This may lead to the serious impairment

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

The predatory lionfish species could
fish across the Caribbean.

of the coral reef system and as a reminder,
the coral reef system is under attack by a
couple of dozen significant threats, many of
which are increasing each year," said Kel-
ley. "The threats are everything from cli-

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Friends Plan Week-long Celebration of Earth Day 40th Anniversary

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The Friends of the VI. National
Park hopes to educate hundreds of
St. John schoolchildren and resi-
dents with its week-long celebra-
tion of the 40th anniversary of
Earth Day.
The festivities kick off on Mon-
day, April 19, when Friends Pro-
gram Manager Audrey Penn will
be at The Marketplace, sharing
information on how to green local
Penn will be at The Market-
place on Tuesday and Wednesday
as well, when she will discuss how
to green homes, and the island, re-
"I have slide rules that provide a
guide to going green which I'll be
handing out, along with posters,"
said Penn. "I'll be talking to every-
one about ways we can save, reuse
and recycle here on St. John."
Penn will then host a tree plant-
ing ceremony on Thursday, April
22, at 10 a.m. at the V.I. National
Park visitor's center, when local
scientist Dr. Gary Ray will plant a
native tree of his choosing.
Friends of VINP will also begin
setting up for the Earth Day fair on
Thursday morning, and Penn en-

courage volunteers to contact her
at 779-4940 if they want to help.
On Friday morning, April 23,
hundreds of schoolchildren will
descend on the VINP ball field in
Cruz Bay to check out environ-
mental displays, race solar-pow-
ered cars, and take in the numer-
ous exhibits, all while learning
about the importance of preserv-
ing the environment. The Friends'
Earth Day fair runs from 9 a.m. to
Kids will also have the chance
to compete in the Friends' second
annual Reef Rap contest.
"Kids will make up raps about
the reef, and we'll have various
prizes," said Penn. "The reef is
closer than you think, and things
you do in your back yard eventual-
ly make it down to our coral reefs.
We want the kids to think more
about that, and with the contest, it
becomes a fun competition about
who can learn the most."
Prizes for the Reef Rap contest
will be awarded at the Saturday,
April 24, Reef Fest celebration at
Hawksnest from noon to 5 p.m.
The Friends' second annual
Reef Fest will feature educational
outreach, music by the Echo Peo-
ple and free food served up by For-

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Students learned about solar cars and recycled art at
last year's Friends of V.I. National Park's Earth Day Fair

ward to Your Roots restaurant and
the VI. Audubon Society, which
will be grilling hamburgers and
hot dogs.
More than 200 people are ex-
pected to attend Reef Fest, and a
shuttle will be provided from Mon-
goose Junction to alleviate parking

congestion at Hawksnest.
Other events at Reef Fest will
include guided snorkeling tours
with Coral World snorkel guides;
guided kayak tours; and a sand-
castle building contest.
"2008 was the International
Year of the Reef, and all around the

world, people have been celebrat-
ing the positive things happening
with the reef systems," said Penn.
One of the most detrimental
things happen to oceans world-
wide is an inundation of plastic
bottles left behind by beach-goers
and boaters, and a recently formed
group hopes to address the prob-
lem locally by distributing reus-
able Nalgene bottles to children at
Earth Day in an effort to spread the
message that plastic bottle litter is
harmful to the environment.
"If we can start with kids not
buying a plastic bottle of water ev-
ery day, maybe their parents will
follow suit," said Penn. "Maybe
the villas will want to step in and
provide guests with a bottle they
can refill. If just one person stops
buying water bottles today, we can
make a difference."
This year's Earth Day and Reef
Fest celebrations are sponsored by
the Audubon Society, Courtesy
Car Rental, Coral World, Carib-
bean Villas, Maho Bay Camps,
FirstBank, St. Thomas Dairies,
Starfish Market, Deli Grotto and
Lana Vento Charitable Trust.
For more information on the
festivities, call Audrey Penn at

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Friends Welcome Heather Ruhsam

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Friends of V.I. National Park
enthusiastically welcomed Heath-
er Ruhsam on board last week as
the non-profit group's new devel-
opment director.
While Ruhsam brings years of
experience in marketing, public
relations and event planning to
Friends of VINP, her most impor-
tant asset is more difficult to quan-
Ruhsam who moved to the
island with her parents when she
was 15 brings close relation-
ships with a wide range of St. John
residents to her new position as
head of fund raising for the non-
profit group, explained Friends'
executive director Joe Kessler.
"We had quite a number of good
candidates for the position and
some of them had stronger techni-
cal fund raising experience," said
Kessler. "But we were looking for
someone with the qualities that
we could make into a great fund
raiser. It takes a lot to get used to
St. John and live here, so having
someone on board who was raised
here is really valuable."
"A lot of this work is all about
relationships," Kessler said. "If
you come in with strong relation-
ships in the community, you're al-
ready ahead of the game."
Ruhsam is just as thrilled to be
a part of the Friends of VINP team
as they are to have her.
"A few weeks before the posi-
tion became available someone
asked me, 'if you could have your
choice of a job on St. John, what
would you do,'" said Ruhsam.
"Honestly I said, 'the development
director job at Friends because it
incorporates community involve-
ment, preservation of the envi-
ronment and I could use my skill
"A few weeks later the position
became available and I handed in
my resume that same day," Ruh-
sam said. "To say I was excited is
an understatement."
As a young professional, Ruh-
sam also brings a fresh perspec-
tive the organization, Kessler ex-
"One thing that we're really
jazzed about with Heather is that

Heather Ruhsam

we really want to reach out to the
next generation in the Virgin Is-
lands and she has a great network
of young professionals," he said.
Tapping into the younger crowd
of donors is necessary for the con-
tinued preservation of the island,
according to Ruhsam.
"We have to nurture that next
generation and look at the way
and the why they give," she said.
"It's a bit different and I think I
can break into that. I would like to
see our membership increase and
diversify more."
After graduating from college,
Ruhsam tried her hand a big city
living in Los Angeles, New York
and even Sydney, Australia, but
kept finding herself back home in
Love City.
"I was in L.A. and I felt like
I needed a break so I came back
home," Ruhsam said. "The longer
I was here the more it felt right.
That was a year and a half ago."
"Finally I said, 'I guess I'm not
going back this is what works
for me,'" said the Friends new de-
velopment director.
Living on such a small island,
it's vital to get involved with the
community, according to Ruhsam.
"It's such a small community
here you have to get involved,"
she said. "We have to make sure
to nurture the next generation who
will become the stewards of the
Just one week into her position,
Ruhsam has been enjoying support
from the entire community.

"I have had overwhelming sup-
port from people who saw me
grow up or grew up with me," said
the new Friends development di-
"We're totally jazzed to have
Heather on board," said Kessler.
"She has a great personality and
is a great addition to the Friends
Ruhsam jumped into her new
position with both feet, working
with the Friends' Board of Direc-
tors and Advisory Board on the
Seventh Annual Beach to Beach
Power Swim, which is on Sunday,
May 30.
The open water swim starts at
Maho Bay and participants can do
one of three courses. The shortest
course is a one mile swim to Cin-
namon, or swimmers can continue
on to Trunk Bay for a two-and-a-
half mile trek. The longest course
ends at Hawksnest Beach and is a
three and a half mile swim.
Making the swim accessible
to more than just elite swimmers,
participants can enter as a relay
team and there is even an assisted
category, which allows the use of
snorkels and fins.
With the race just more than
a month away, the first practice
swim is scheduled for Sunday,
April 18, at Maho Bay beach start-
ing at 8:30 a.m.
Funds from the event go to sup-
port Friends' popular summer eco-
camps at the VI. Environmental
Resource station.
"The more money we raise,
the more kids we can send to the
camps," said Kessler.
In addition to expanding the
camps to include a component
for older students, Friends is also
unveiling a Ranger in Training
program this summer, explained
"It will be a five day program
geared to middle school and high
school students," she said. "It will
give them an opportunity to see
what happens in the everyday life
of a ranger in the V.I. National
For more information on Friends
and the Beach to Beach Power
Swim, check out the group's web-
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Mary Bartolucci of Island Style Weddings and Katherine Stein-
born of Katilady Events announce the formation of the Virgin Is-
land Chapter of the Association for Wedding Professionals Inter-
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 local chapter of the association is to
bring together all wedding professionals for networking and edu-
cational purposes. Anyone in the wedding industry within the U.S.
Virgin Island is welcome to become a member and to attend the
bimonthly get together.
Association for Wedding Professionals International is an inter-
national 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 discounted
services. Brides and grooms receive free referrals to wedding pro-
fessionals. Members have agreed to a set code of ethics, assuring
greater confidence in shopping with them.
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coming social, contact Mary or Kati via email at mary@island-
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$10,000, but the group needs the community's help.
The website, www.animalrescuesite.com along with petfinder.
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grants. Each day people can vote for their animal shelter of choice
and the shelter with the most votes on April 18 will win the grand
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St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Coral Reef National Monument Superinten-
dent Mark Hardgrove announced the VI. National
Park will use the same procedures to allocate storm
mooring berths for the 2010 hurricane season as was
done in 2009.
Boaters are requested to notify the Park by May 7,
2010 to retain assigned berths from 2009. If the Park
receives no response, previously assigned berths will
be placed into a pool of vacant berths to be allocated
through a drawing to be hosted on Saturday, May 29,
at the VINP visitor center.
Boats must be present in U.S./British Virgin Islands
waters for at least 50 percent of the hurricane season
- 90 days between June 1 and November 30 to be
eligible to retain or secure a berth in the drawing.
Berths will not be allocated boats that will be out of
the territory and want a spot "just in case." If a vessel
is permitted for a berth and is found to be out of the

territory for more than half of the season without no-
tifying the VINP, said boater will forfeit his/her berth
However, should a vessel have a berth and the
owner finds that he/she must leave the territory, they
may notify the VINP and said berth will remain theirs
in subsequent seasons, as long as the same berth al-
location system is used.
Boaters wishing to retain a storm berth may email,
or call Rafe Boulon, at rafeboulon@nps.gov or 693-
8950 ext. 224, or Esther Francis at 693-8950 ext. 232,
before May 7, 2010.
Persons making such requests will receive a 2010
application form, which must be filled out and re-
turned via mail, email, fax or in person. The initial
contact will secure a berth for 2010.
Should anyone know of a boater who had a permit
for 2009 and who does not have email, please help
them by informing them of this procedure.

RE/MAX Recognizes Diana Beam with "Spirit Award"

St. John Tradewinds
Diana Beam was presented with the 2009
"Spirit Award" for the RE/MAX Caribbean and
Central America Region, at the 2010 RE/MAX In-
ternational Convention that took place earlier this
month in Orlando, Florida.
This prestigious award recognizes outstanding
affiliates who show extraordinary commitment to
the real estate profession and continue to raise the
bar in the industry and in the community.
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vember 2003, when she purchased her RE/MAX
Island Paradise Realty franchise, and since that
time has demonstrated a level of service and pro-
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of the RE/MAX network and demonstrates daily
why she deserves this distinguished recognition,"
said Ricardo Cardenas, Regional Vice President of
RE/MAX Caribbean and Central America Region.
"We're proud to have Diana as a member of our
region and we look forward to the contributions of
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has qualified for the RE/MAX 100 percent Club
Award for 2009, which honors successful agents
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St. Ursula's Is Hosting Traditional

Caribbean Music Festival April 18

St. John Tradewinds
Locals and tourists alike will once again be treated
to a variety of authentic local Caribbean music this
Sunday, April 18, starting at 4 p.m. at St. Ursula's
Church in downtown Cruz Bay.
The second Traditional Caribbean Music Festival
in a service of praise and celebration will feature ca-
lypso, reggae, gospel, pan and classical music per-
formed by musicians from St. John and St. Thomas.
"People loved last year's festival" said co-chair
Irva Roberts. "The crowd spilled out onto the side-
walk, the community really came together as one.
Many people asked for a repeat so we are raising a
joyful noise in St. John once again."
Attendance is free and a good will offering will be
taken. A variety of local foods will be offered after
the service.
The variety of performers and music genres is rare-
ly presented locally. Spencer and the Spencerettes will
return for this year's service led by local taxi driver
and Nevis-native, Spencer Stapleton, whose group
has already recorded two CDs. Most of the material
is created by Spencer and his collaborators.
"I may start out with an idea," he said, "but mainly
I am inspired by the Lord in what I write."
Yvette Powell will also return with her soaring vo-
cal style which evokes images of Aretha Franklin.
Last year Powell's rendition of "I Am The Rock"
brought down the house with cries for more. She
comes by her musical talent naturally as she is the
daughter of Spencer Stapleton. Powell's gospel style
recalls centuries of island traditions.
No Caribbean music festival would be complete
without pan music and Mike Sorzano will display his
talents on the pans. Hailing from the birthplace of pan
music Trinidad Sorzano's talent on the pans
makes him a fitting son of his homeland.

His extensive career started as a teenager in Trini-
dad, continued on as a backup for Harry Belafonte in
New York and is currently focused as a teacher and
performer here in St. John.
Sorzano leads the pan program at St. Ursula's
Church and plays at the church's 9:30 a.m. service on
Sunday. He also gives instruction there during the
week for kids and adults with a range of skill levels
and entertains at many functions and private parties.
In addition to solo performers and small groups,
the great choral music traditions will be recalled by
several church choirs. The music they perform will
be a real look back to one of the bedrocks of local
The Moravian Church was the first church estab-
lished in St. John in 1750, and the Moravian Church
Choir will uphold the tradition and remind listeners
of the continuity of their musical presence over the
Two choirs from St. Thomas churches, St. Andrews
and All Saints, will also participate in the festival.
Also, All Saints Gospel Choir 20-men strong -
will appear directed by prominent attorney, real estate
executive and recently ordained Episcopal priest, Fa-
ther Wes Williams. The choir line-up is rounded out
by St. Ursula's Choir.
Classical music will get its due with the participa-
tion of Sharon Kendall of St. Thomas. She is much in
demand by local groups and churches for the beauty
of her classically trained voice.
"Music has been a very important part of life in the
Caribbean," said Carol Fumeaux, co-chair of the mu-
sic festival. "We are pleased to have been able to put
together such a talented group of performers for this
service of praise and celebration. We hope that people
enjoy the service and leave with a better appreciation
for the Christian musical heritage of these islands."

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Vaniniberg Plantation on April 17
The St. John Historical Society will take one final trek on Sat-
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the 2009/2010 season.
David Knight will lead a visit to the little known Vaniniberg
plantation, where the group will explore the ruins of one of the
grandest and most opulent estate houses of the colonial period.
Those wishing to attend should meet along the North Shore Road at
Maho Bay near the old warehouse on the north end of the beach.
Parking along the road is often limited, so carpooling is encour-
aged. Wear appropriate walking shoes and clothing that provides
protection from thorny bush. A $25 donation from non-members
is appreciated. And please, no video cameras or recording devices
during the presentation.

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St. John Tradewinds News
Photo byJaime Elliott

Basil Smith Wins Starfish Market's

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St. John Tradewinds
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Rotary Club of St. John to assist
a resident of St. John graduat-
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The need- and merit-based
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first year, $3,500 the second
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Recipients may reapply for
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Applications, including the
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Starfish Market celebrated the Easter Holiday
weekend with food samples, cookie give-aways and
even a visit from the Easter Bunny himself.
But while residents of all ages enjoyed the festivi-
ties, no one did more so than Basil Smith.
Smith walked away with a $100 gift certificate to
the supermarket after winning the jelly bean contest.
While all three winners guessed the same number -
2,300 Smith's name was pulled first out of the al-

most 1,000 guesses that were compiled.
While there were actually 2,316 pieces of candy in
the jar which were actually Skittles, not jelly beans
- Smith and the second and third place winners had
the closest guesses. Sharon Lees' 2,300 bean guess
earned her a $50 gift certificate to Starfish and Kevin
Boyle's guess of the same number garnered him a $25
gift certificate to the store.
With the Easter holiday festivities are over, Star-
fish customers should keep an eye out for Mother's
Day promotions coming up next month.


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/ Are you concerned about rapidly escalating maintenance fees
and special assessments?
/ Are you tired of getting less service for far more money?
/ Are you exasperated by the lack of transparency of
Starwood's management?
/ Are you aware of the loss of resale value because of high
maintenance fees?
/ Are you aware that owners who pay their fees are being
required to pay the unpaid maintenance fees of other

We are villa owners who want to prevent Starwood from making
more costly changes without required owner consent. We also
want to revise the by-laws, which give Starwood complete control
of the Board of the owners' association until the very last unit is
sold. And we want to elect independent owner representatives to
that Board.

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possible because Starwood won't disclose that information. If
you are interested in obtaining more information or participating,
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14 St. John Tradewinds, April 12-18, 2010

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Paying Too Much for Roundabout

In a belated reading of your fine February 15-21, 2010 edition
there was a very helpful story on the capital projects the Department
of Public Works is carrying out in St. John.
The Cruz Bay Roundabout is listed at $6.9 million. I'm wondering
if, as a public service, one of your readers with engineering or con-
struction estimating background could look over the project and come
up with an estimate of what that project should have cost.
Even counting the difficulty of construction during an active driv-
ing area, my guess is that the cost is a multiple of what it should have
Robert J. Berg

Halos to VIPD

When visiting St. John last week, our daughter's Jeep was run
into by a tourist. Officer A. Chemual and Officer M. Perez handled
the situation with complete professionalism. Outstanding job! Thank
you officers!
Rod Stevenson

from the publisher

Hardest Working Public Servants Are Garbage Collectors

Early one day last week, I stopped to throw my
trash into the dumpster on Centerline Road. There was
a young man there preparing to empty the dumpster.
He said "good morning" and I replied, "there's the
guy who has the most important job on the island."
He said "thanks, I wish more people would realize
that." Then I asked "who has to pick up all the stuff
that ends up on the ground?" He said, "I do."
I don't think most people consider the garbage man
and the important role they play. Just what would it
be like if no one picked up our garbage? Within a few
days there would be a serious problem, especially in
the down town area.
Less than two days of no waste hauling and the
garbage would be overflowing, leaving residents
and business owners struggling to keep their waste
vermin-free. Garbage would be filling up the streets,
the smell would become noxious and the rats would
gather within 36 hours.
To try to keep the collecting garbage free of rats,
restaurant owners would have to double- and even tri-
ple-bag their trash. Pest infestation is a costly problem
that would take lots of time and money to fix.
In addition, every day the garbage wasn't collected
would increase the threat to the health and safety of
the people on the island. There is the potential risk of
outbreaks of infection since bacteria that causes gas-
troenteritis can be transmitted by vermin.
It wouldn't be too long until the garbage would

be clogging the streets, people would have to start
burning their garbage, spilling plumes of toxic smoke
into the air from all the melting plastic waste. Others
would just take it out and dump it somewhere in the
National Park or on someone else's property, (which
unbelievably happens even now.) Soon our beautiful
island would become one big, stinky eye-sore.
Our waste collectors should be appreciated and
thanked at every opportunity. They are even expected
to haul away the illegally dumped furniture, applianc-
es, tires and other items that inconsiderate, thought-
less (not to mention rude) people leave at the dump-
ster rather than taking the responsibility to haul it to
the dump themselves.
Take pride in how you dispose of your garbage.
Put it in the container. If the container is too full,
don't just throw it on top and hope it stays there or
worse, toss it on the ground. Take it down to the next
Let's all be a bit more considerate of how we treat
the people who do the most unappreciated, unappetiz-
ing job on the island.
Next time you see one of the collection people, say
"thank you so very much."
I even saw the garbage collectors working on Easter
Sunday morning. Garbage doesn't take a holiday and
these guys work above and beyond what most other
public service workers would ever consider doing.
Barb Crites

Thanks for stopping in DK and purchasing
an edition of St. John Magazine.
Have a great time on Martha's Vineyard!
(And thanks for sharing the magazine too!)


In November disabled veterans from the Afghan
and Iraq wars will be coming to St. John to do thera-
peutic exercises for approximately one week. We can
thank, to a large extent, the St. John business com-
munity and various individuals, for their generosity
to get them here.
Many high-end businesses such as restaurants,
therapeutic massage spas and sailing charters, al-
though they did not necessarily donate money, of-
fered their professional services gratis to all 25 vets
that are coming to St. John.
When I relayed to the head of the organization that
all these businesses are offering free services, his re-
sponse was that, although we are very appreciative
for the generous offers, the wounded combat vets are
coming to Cinnamon Bay for a therapeutic workshop,
not fun and games.
I truly respected this his mission is to make
these men well, not bring them on holiday.
However, many wives and family members will
be accompanying these wounded soldiers. They have
been just as taxed in spousal relationship with these
vets as the disabled themselves, if not more so. A
physical disability is bad enough, but a psychological
trauma deeply affects the marriage and the role as a
These women are truly amazing: they are some of
the strongest people of whom I've ever heard. They
are sticking by their men who have sustained, and are

suffering from combat trauma because they under-
stand commitment. A lot of these women are still in
their twenties and are growing up fast.
As these women may not be attending the thera-
peutic activities, they will be on vacation and well
deserve it. Because the vets will not be using a lot of
these free services offered by businesses, I've asked
these vendors if the same offer could be extended to
the wives when they come down in November. Not
one refused because everyone sees that these women
need support too.
It's going to be great for these gals. They have a
week's vacation away from their role as at least part
time caretaker when their husbands will be working
on themselves and cared for by somebody else.
The girls will be treated like queens, will love
it and it is high time that we recognize them. They
won't have to worry about spending a dime on these
services that would normally too expensive for them
to afford.
I want to thank all these vendors for doing this as it
is costing them time and money. They are going to see
a lot of happy, smiling faces who may have not seen
others care for them in a long while.
If you're a business on St. John and wish to partici-
pate in the support for spouses of disabled vets please
email your offer to me at kelliheredward@hotmail.
Ted Kelliher

Veteran's Wives Deserve Vacations on St. John

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

Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0

St. John Tradewinds, April 12-18, 2010 15

Letter to St. John Tradewinds

Contemporary Conservatism's Intellectual, Moral Pollution

The governor of Virginia has proclaimed April as
Confederate History Month. Any reflection on the
Civil War should begin with an examination of the
cause for which Southeners took arms.
For decades prior to the war, their goal was to sus-
tain a political, social and economic system (slaves
were worth about $2 billion and were 50 percent of
Southern wealth) at whose core was the belief in
white supremacy.
This supremacy was not merely over blacks but
also over Native Americans. This was clear in the In-
dian Removal Act of 1830. Over the vigorous objec-
tions of Northern representatives but with the enthusi-
astic approval of those of the South, 100 million acres
of prime Southern farmland under the legal owner-
ship of five Indian tribes was "legally" transferred to
white Southeners.
Under armed escort, the Indians were removed
westward and many died during the trek an act of
ethnic cleansing?
White supremacy was based on rule over races
thought to be degenerate, degraded, and unworthy of
respect. To perpetuate supremacy through territorial
expansion, the South ruled these races through terror,
tyranny, and when challenged in 1860 by an act of
If contemporary Virginians are to "celebrate" the
Confederacy, historical accuracy demands the follow-
ing actions.
Vice President Stephen's speech which announced
secession as necessary for the defense of slavery
should be read in public by the governor; an explana-
tion of why thousands (800,000 all told) of slaves fled
the Confederacy to find freedom within the lines of
the Union troops.
Current battlefield re-enactors should include not a

few black Americans, 200,000 of whom took arms to
fight for the Union (none carried arms for the South).
After the enactment battle concludes, to be histori-
cally accurate, black Unionists should be "murdered"
by their foes, in keeping with the Civil War practice
of the Confederacy of not recognizing them as POW's
and subjecting them to being returned in chains to
slavery or, more likely, shot or bayoneted on the spot
(this happened at the Battle of the Crater and at Fort
Pillow) and even by lax 19th century standards, this
was a war crime.
Surely a re-enactment of Lincoln's famous walk
through Richmond after the end of fighting accom-
panied by throngs of blacks celebrating their freedom
in songs and cheers would be a stirring tribute (no
whites seemed to have been present in 1865).
Finally, shouldn't this event make some reference
to the war's aftermath, the Reconstruction? A shame-
ful episode in our history when Southern whites re-
fused to abandon their corrupting delusions of white
superiority until well into the 20th century and accept
that black Americans were citizens with unalienable
It is doubtful that any of these additions to the his-
torical record will find their way into the so-called
Virginia's governor claims to have made a mistake
in his failure to mention slavery. He seems incapa-
ble of understanding that moral obfuscation is not a
"mistake." All of which offers further evidence of the
historical, intellectual and moral pollution at the heart
of contemporary conservatism, or what passes for it.
Jay Zawacki, Ph.D.
Professor emeritus
Boston University


Richard "Rick" Vanasse Passes Away
Rick died suddenly in Coral Bay Newport, Vermont; and Joan Allen
on March 26, 2010. He was born and husband Richard "Rick" Allen
June 11, 1953, in Northampton, of Cohasset, Mass.
Massachusetts, to Helen Sylvester Also nieces Caitlin Lowell
and Richard "Dick" Vanasse. He of Boston, Mass., Brooke Allen
grew up in Williamstown, Mass., of Cohasset, Sierra Lowell, and
and became a plumber by trade. Raina Lowell of Montpelier, Vt.,
Rick moved to St. John in 1984. and a nephew Daniel "Dan" Allen
He owned Seabreeze Cafe in Coral of Cohasset, Mass. He was prede-
Bay and enjoyed sailing, cooking ceased by his mother in 2007, and
and gardening and was an avid by his father in 2010.
reader. A celebration of his life will
He is survived by two sisters: take place at Skinny Legs in Coral
Carol Vanasse and her life part- Bay on Sunday, April 25.
Richard Vanasse ner Stephen "Holmes" Lowell of


Closer Look at Health
Insurance Problems

As you know this is a very complex problem, cost and lack of in-
surance is not the only problem with a totally free-market heath care
system. The quality of the health care in the US is dismal.
If you spend any time in a hospital your chances of having medi-
cal errors and infections severely effect you are very real. The in-
surance industry has created a procedure-driven health care system,
which treats body parts but not the patient.
As you are well aware most of our news sources have become
market-driven to the extent that they are no longer a dependable
source of information. There have been several demonstrations in
DC and around the country concerning this issue that have gone un-
reported by mass media. The only information that many Americans
get about this issue is from advertising on TV.
Medicare is a very good alternative as a base insurance for all
Americans, then all additional coverage could be put on top of that.
All medical records should be kept in a manner that they are re-
trievable by the patient and any attending physician at anytime. Caps
need to be placed on medical malpractice. We can not afford the cost
of litigation and the high judgments that are often given.
All insurance plans including Medicare must use a standard meth-
od of filing claims on the same forms and all doctors be required to
submit the forms for payment.
All employer-sponsored insurance should be optional and count
as taxable income. We need to raise Medicare contributions as neces-
sary and to revise FICA so that there is no upper limit on the with-
holding amount.
There is no good reason why poorer people have to pay a much
greater percentage of their income towards this fund than rich people
do. Billing and insurance fraud should be publicized and severely
I have a major medical insurance policy. I have never sent a bill
towards the $5,000 deductible. I had a colonoscopy, the clinic sent
invoices to the insurance company, the insurance company said the
bills would not go towards my deductible because it was optional
medicine. And the statement said my deductible is now $10,000. (I
am disputing it.)
Several years ago my father went to the hospital with heart prob-
lems and got a staff infection in his knee while there. After several
more visits to puzzled doctors it went away. A class mate of mine
was in the hospital at the same time and died of a staff infection.
My father got in a small car accident, he passed out so they took
him to the hospital to see if there was anything wrong. While there
for a few days they took him off all of his medication. It took him a
year to get back into balance with his meds.
Greg Miller

What Do You Think?

Send letters to editor@tradewinds.vi



16 St. John Tradewinds, April 12-18, 2010

Power Swim Practices Scheduled

St. John Tradewinds
Join Friends of VI. National
Park on Sunday, April 18, for
the first practice swim before
the big race, which is on Sun-
day, May 30.
Meet at Maho Bay beach at
8:30 a.m. and swim the short
course portion of the race to
Cinnamon (approximately 1
mile). Swim assisted with
fins, mask, snorkel or swim

unassisted, just come swim!
Safety boats will be in the
water for support. Two more
practice swims will be offered
on Sunday, May 2, and Sunday,
May 16, both at 8:30 a.m.
The race itself is on Sunday,
May 30, at 8 a.m. Registra-
tion is now open. Go to www.
friendsvinp.org/swim or call
779-4940 for more details and
to register.

Governor Approves Rezoning for Boynes

Family Post Office Site and Grande Bay

St. John Tradewinds
On the day 18 measures were due back at the legis-
lature, having been approved by the Senate in a recent
formal session of the body, Governor John deJongh
finalized his review of the bills.
Pursuant to the recommendations of the Depart-
ment of Planning and Natural Resources, the gov-
ernor approved several zoning modification bills on
Wednesday, April 7.
"I approved Bill No. 28-0209 to allow for the de-
velopment of a new post office facility in Cruz Bay,
St. John," said deJongh. "I signed Bill No. 28-0210
for rezoning on the island of St. Thomas."

As regards a rezoning modification on St. John, de-
Jongh said he carefully considered all comments from
proponents and opponents, and the fact that this proj-
ect has spanned several years, changed ownership,
and that the down-zoning of this property from W-I
to R-4 brings it into conformity with the adjacent and
surrounding properties zoned R-4.
"I signed Bill No. 28-0212 to facilitate the comple-
tion of the long-standing Grande Bay Project," said
the governor. "It may be that if this project com-
menced today it would not be approved but we cannot
ignore it is very much a reality, and its completion is
the best outcome."

Alcholics Anonymous Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoh
only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; O0
meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m
Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursd
and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral Bay.

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

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

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



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ists, everything will be affected
if we lose our marine ecosystem.
Lionfish can decimate the juvenile
:30 fish population by 80 percent in
just five weeks."
Moved to action after attend-
ing a lionfish workshop on St.
the Croix, Gulli volunteered his time
:30 and founded the Caribbean Lion-
fish Response Program. Now he
is reaching out to residents on St.
John, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and
om the British Virgin Islands to help
fight the spread of lionfish.
"What we're doing is bringing
the USVI, Puerto Rico and the
BVI's together in one joint effort
against the lionfish," Gulli said.
"With the Caribbean Lionfish
Response Program we have dive
shops and operators who donate
boats once a month and give div-
ers discounts who are out search-
ing for these fish."
"We have been checking the
shelf around St. Croix in a system-
atic manner and we need to start
doing this throughout the Carib-
bean," Gulli said.
Gulli will be on St. John this
week and is hosting two meetings
?rs| on Wednesday, April 14, for dive
operators and dive staff. The meet-
ings will be at the Cruz Bay leg-
islature building from 1 to 4 p.m.
and from 6 to 8 p.m.
Gulli will host a general meet-
ing for the public to get involved
on May 12 on St. John, but wants
to get the dive operators on board
first, he explained.
\\ lui \\ 're going to do is try to

get St. Thomas and St. John up to
speed with what we've been doing
on St. Croix," said Gulli. "We've
been at this for seven months on
St. Croix and we really want to get
this going over there."
The lionfish response centers
around a simple marker which div-
ers or snorkelers place when they
see the species. Seen as the best
defence against lionfish, the mark-
ers are simply made of a three-
quarter-inch washer tied by a piece
of flagging tape to a wine cork.
Since lionfish don't move
around much, the simple marking
technique has proven surprisingly
"This is a really effective meth-
od and it works," said Gulli. "If
you are in the water, you should
have a marker with you. We need
everyone casual snorkelers,
divers, everyone on board to
help with this effort."
"It is known that a fish common-
ly will be in an area for a couple of
weeks and that's why the marking
system works well," said Kelley.
"It's a very inexpensive marker
and will stay stationary for a few
days until an experienced person
can go to the area and capture the
While there have only been two
confirmed captures of lionfish off
St. John shores, the species is out
there, Kelley explained.
"The fact is that approximately
10 or 12 individuals have been
found in places ranging from the
deep waters off the western por-
tion of St. Thomas to the north-

east part of St. John, and the south
shore of St. John and the BVI's
and off Lovango Cay,' said Kel-
ley. "Clearly with those few indi-
viduals spread in such a large area,
there are additional fish out there
for sure."
While eradicating the species
would be the best response, lion-
fish are toxic and untrained swim-
mers are urged to just mark the
location of the fish and report it,
according to Kelley.
"Eradication, or the removal of
every animal from the area and
monitoring the area to ensure that
no new animals enter the area is
not feasible," said Kelley. "The
spines have a neurotoxin which
means a person must have special
training and then exercise cau-
tion when capturing the fish That
is again why the marking system
works really well."
In the face of such a potentially
devastating threat to local resourc-
es, it's important for the entire Ca-
ribbean to work in unison, accord-
ing to Gulli.
"This is our only hope really,"
said Gulli. "But this works. If
I didn't think there was hope, I
wouldn't be doing this."
As the group distributes lionfish
markers, the public should note
any sightings of the fish and report
it to V.I. National Park resource of-
ficials at 693-8950 ext. 224 or ext.
225. The Caribbean Lionfish Re-
sponse Program is in the process
of creating a website with full in-
formation about the species, which
should be up and running soon.

Local Divers Creating Caribbean-wide

Alliance To Combat Lionfish Predator

St. John Tradewinds, April 12-18, 2010 17

Fee Free Day at Trunk Bay
Is Scheduled for April 17
Virgin Islands National Park Superintendent
Mark Hardgrove has announced April 17 will be
a fee free day in commemoration of National Park
VINP will waive the user fees at Trunk Bay
Beach for that day. Hardgrove encouraged visi-
tors to Trunk Bay this weekend to ride safari taxis
to avoid overcrowding in the Trunk Bay parking
lot. Contact Andrea Joseph 776-6201 ext. 249 for
more information.

CFVI Reminds Students of
2010 Scholarship Deadline
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Is-
lands is reminding the public of the April 16 dead-
line for submitting applications for the 2010 un-
dergraduate academic scholarships and the April
27 deadline for the graduate academic scholarship
Interested students are urged to get the applica-
tions completed and turned in on time. Applica-
tions are available on St. John at Connections.
Completed scholarship applications and all ac-
companying documentation must be postmarked
no later than Friday, April 16, for undergraduate
applications or postmarked no later than Friday,
April 27, for graduate applications. Award win-
ners will be formally announced on June 18th at
CFVI's annual meeting.

Last Volunteer Days of 2010
As the season winds down and Friends of V.I.
National Park's volunteer coordinator Jeff Chabot
prepares to return to the mainland for the summer,

Friends is planning to end this volunteer season
with one last project that, although outside of
VINP boundaries, is very dear to the hearts of the
local community.
Join Friends' volunteer group on Tuesday, April
13, and Thursday, April 15, as they assist with the
clearing of the historical Fortsberg ruins in Coral
Bay. Friends' volunteer van will be picking up
across the island so be sure to catch the van!
Meet at 8 a.m. at Mongoose Junction, 8:15
a.m. at Cinnamon Campground, 8:30 a.m. at the
Maho Bay goat trail and 8:45 a.m. at Skinny Legs
Restaurant. Or meet the group at Skinny Legs and
follow them to the trail. Be sure to wear brush-
appropriate attire and bring a snack and a reusable
water bottle.
Call Chabot at 998-5627 or Audrey Penn at
Friends at 779-4940 for more information.

Fifth Annual Javon Jade
Alfred Fun Day Is May 31
The Fifth Annual Javon J. Alfred Fun Day will
be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, at the
Winston Wells ball field from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The entire community is invited to join in fun,
games and food. The Fun Day commemorates De-
verell Alfred's son "JJ" who was struck by a truck
and killed on his way home from school on Christ-
mas Eve five years ago.
The Alfreds need donations of money, games,
toys, refreshments and more to make the day a
success. Stop by St. John Tradewinds office on the
third floor of The Marketplace to make a donation,
or call 776-6496 or email info@tradewinds.vi.
"It's important to spend time with family be-
cause if something tragic happens, you will feel
like you took advantage of all the time that you
had," said Deverell Alfred.

Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the Week

St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the
community's help to solve the
following crimes. If anyone
knows something, they should
say something. Even informa-
tion that seems insignificant may
be just what law enforcement
needs to solve these cases.
St. John
St. John and the territory have
seen an increase of burglaries
in the last three months. Items
taken have included electron-
ics, cash and jewelry, especially
gold jewelry. Please ensure that
items are kept in a safe place,
photographed, and marked with

initials, and report immediately
to 911 any suspicious persons in
the community.
St. Thomas
On Wednesday, March 31, at
about 11 p.m. in the area of Jah
Yard in Hospital Ground, police
responded to calls of shots fired
and discovered that two males
were shot and critically injured.
Help law enforcement solve
these or any other crimes by
submitting an anonymous tip at
or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS
(8477). To learn how the tip-
sters are kept anonymous, visit
the website at www.CrimeStop-

Crime Stoppers thanks our
partners: the community who
have submitted 124 new tips
this year; our media partners
who publicize our weekly re-
lease; and law enforcement who
investigate the tips and make the
arrests which make the territory
a safer place to live, work, and
raise a family.
To join us in the fight against
crime, submit a tip, become a
Crime Stoppers volunteer or
become a dues-paying member.
For more information, visit the
website at www.CrimeStopper-


St. John Police Report


Emergency Land Line: 911

Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110

Police Dept: 340-693-8880

Fire Station: 340-776-6333

Friday, April 2
6 p.m. A citizen p/r that he fell off a rental scooter and thought
it was because the brakes were faulty. Police assistance.
Saturday, April 3
2:55 p.m. Two citizens r/ they were involved in a verbal dis-
pute. Disturbance of the peace.
Sunday, April 4
1:08 a.m. Badge #40 r/ seeing a male in Cruz Bay who was in
violation of a court order. Violation of a court order.
11:59 a.m. An Estate Powerboyd Plantation resident r/ a dis-
turbance at her residence. Disturbance of the peace.
Monday, April 5
2:30 p.m. A citizen r/ that individuals were tampering with a
car at her home. Vehicle tampering.
4:35 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance. Police as-
Tuesday, April 6
1:50 p.m. A Coral Bay citizen p/r a male threatened her. Dis-
turbance of the peace, threats.
6:55 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r his ex-girlfriend as-
saulted him in the area of Cruz Bay. Simple assault, D.V
Wednesday, April 7
11:10 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r a passenger acci-
dentally injured her foot. Accidental injury.
7:17 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ a trespasser at his
residence. Trespassing.
Thursday, April 8
7:50 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance on Center-
line Road. Police assistance.
8:15 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ being harassed.
9:00 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ an assault. Simple assault.
9:18 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ a break-in. Unlawful
10:15 a.m. An employee at the Julius E. Sprauve School r/ an
assault. Assault in the third.



18 St. John Tradewinds, April 12-18, 2010

Community Calendar

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

Monday, April 12
V.I. Unity Day Group is hosting a rally on Monday evening,
April 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Winston Wells ball field
with the aim of educating island residents on issues surrounding
property taxes in the Virgin Islands.
The Coral Bay Community Council will be hosting a com-
munity 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.
Commissioner of DPNR Robert Mathes and Director of Comm-
prehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, Margorie Emmanuel will
also be present.
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.
The St. John Historical Society invites the community to a
potluck at 5:30 p.m. at Bethany Moravian Church Hall on Tues-
day, April 13.
Thursday, April 14
The Coral Bay Watershed Restoration ground-breaking will be
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, on the second floor
of the VI. Agricultural station in Coral Bay.
Saturday, April 17
Virgin Islands National Park Superintendent Mark Hard-
grove announced that April 17 will be a fee free day in commemo-
ration National Park Week.
The St. John Historical Society will take one final trek on
Saturday, April 17, to another St. John estate as the group con-
cludes the 2009/2010 season.
A panel discussion "Increasing Public Awareness of Child
Abuse and Sexual Assault." event will be on Saturday, April 17, at
10 a.m. at St. Ursula's C. Warren Smith Multipurpose Center.
Sunday, April 18
Join Friends of V.I. National Park on Sunday, April 18, at 8:30
a.m. at Maho Bay beach for the first practice swim before the
Beach-to-Beach Power Swim race, which is on Sunday, May 30.
Sunday, May 2
Join Friends of VI. National Park on Sunday, May 2, at 8:30
a.m. at Maho Bay beach for a practice swim for the Beach-to-
Beach Power Swim, which is on Sunday, May 30.
May 6-7
The 10th Virgin Islands Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
will be May 6 and 7 at the Wyndam Sugar Bay Resort and Spa on
St. Thomas.
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.
Monday, May 31
The Fifth Annual Javon J. Alfred Fun Day will be on Monday,
May 31, at the Winston Wells ball field from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Suspensions, Shocks,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
Call 227-9574

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in gated community,
just completed $300K
in upgrades, swimming
pool, boat house, several
decks and dock, low
taxes and POA fees,
Near best hospitals/
Duke etc.,
Call 919-608-3640

Cruz Bay: One bed/
one bath w/d $1000; One
bedroom/one bath $1100;
One bed /one bath/w/d
$1100; Two bed/one bath/
w/d $1200; One bed/one
bath/w $1200; Three bed/2
bath/w/d $1700
Coral Bay: One bed/ one
bath $1250

2/2,A/C, fans, W/D, paved
road, at door parking, mt. top
house, 30-mile views, very
secure, private, $1300

Two Bedroom in Bethany.
One Bedroom furnished
in Contant. 340-690-1104

Coral Bay 2-BR, 1.5-BA,
W/D, large deck with harbor
views. Direct bus route ac-
cess. $1300 mo. First and last
rent upfront. 302-381-5247

2 bedroom, 2 baths unfur-
nished, A/C, W/D; furnished
2bdr/2bth First and security.
Call 775-7561 or 690-1138.

Long Term Fully Furnished
Coral Bay Newer 2 Bed 2
Bath A/C W/D $1800/mth
Ron 715-853-9696

Coral Bay 2.5BR 1BA Is-
land House spacious yard,
fruit trees $1,200/month.
Commercial use avail-
ability. Open your own
business. 693.3399

1999 15-person Ford taxi
bus for sale. Great condi-
tion. Asking $7,000.
Call 777-7475, 626-3095
or 626-6204.

Partially Renovated
$1500 OBO
Richard 340 642-5358

villa management company
is looking for a part-time
(30 hours/week) assistant.
Must have very strong
computer and communica-
tion skills, be personable,
able to multi-task and a
good team player. Please
send resume to dianemil @

Dominica, Southeast, Boetica.
Spectacular oceanview, facing
east. 16.5 acres of cultivated
farmland and virgin forest.
Concrete road access to and
along property, $189,000.
5.2 abutting acres $79,000.
Call Tina Alexander

STJ. Wanted 5 good
neighbors. Lots with Coral
Bay, down island and
Caribbean views. $295
up. Financing possible,
paved road, underground
utilities. 779-7445 www.

Two cottages, 1BR 2BA
and 1BR 1BA in Coral Bay
completed 12/07, income pro-
ducer, underground utilities,
solar HWH, outrageous
views, main site still avail-
able for building, $750,000.
Antonette 340.776.1179.

Commercial Morbark
Wood Chipper: 33hrs
total time, Cat diesel, self-
contained. Ready to clear lots
large & small. $17,500 new
+ $1,650 shppg. $10,500.
(340) 779-4445

Charter Boat Items
For Sale: cellular credit
card processor; mooring
tackle; sandscrews; folding
propellers; new 3/4" nylon,
3/8"dacron; Racor fuel
filter; hatches, hoses, lots
of misc. hardware.
Call 998 5406

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

Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857

St JComohn C munity Foundation

Paul Devine, Executive Director
340-693-9410 or allawe@sicf.org

Contractors Wanted. The V.I.RC&D and CBCC are cur-
rently preparing designs and bid packages for portions of the Coral
Bay Watershed Management Project. 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.

Manager Coral Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Want to be a Hero? Correcting stormwater erosion and sedimenta-
tion into our blue Caribbean waters is so important to the people of
Coral Bay, St. John -that we sought and received a grant from US
EPA to fund a stormwater engineer to provide technical advice and
design mitigation/control features. This can develop into a career
leadership position in environmental protection and a private engi-
neering practice. Are you up for this challenge?
Stormwater Management Expertise and PE needed. Must be will-
ing to reside in Coral Bay. This opportunity has been expanded
to include drafting bid specs and field engineering and inspection
under an additional grant. 12 to 14 month position. Competitive
Compensation. Relocation assistance available. Position posting
April 3, 2010; will remain open until filled.
Please submit applications to coralbaycommunitycouncil hotmail.
com, Full position description available at www.coralbaycommuni-
Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

1. Environmental Communications Intern -- preferably with
Publisher 2007 skills to make posters, & write brochures
2. GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software user to
make map data layers.
Please see detailed job descriptions at www
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St. John6ChurchSchedule&Directory

3 Sail Church
10 Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sunday

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

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.

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

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m

Seventh Day Adventist

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

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 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.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617

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

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

Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

VIVA Vacations
tel. 779-4250
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831

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

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

Island to Island Architecture
Leonard J. Baum

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

27 years serving Virgin Islanders
Dr. Craig Friedenberg

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

V.I. Employee Benefit Consultants
Phone 776-6403

R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.com

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.com Real Estate
Located in Mongoose Junction American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
Westin Resorts & Villas P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
Spa Services info@americanparadise.com
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904

Building Products
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace

St. John Eye Care 779-2020

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

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

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

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

John McCann & Associates
tel. 693-3399 fax 888-546-1115
Located at Wharfside Landing

RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty
tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660
P. O. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831

Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

Fish Trap Restaurant
and Seafood Market
tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
Open 7 Days a Week

Ronnie's Pizza and Mo'
tel. 693-7700 Call for Delivery
Located in Boulon Center

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

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

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

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Marsh Family To Construct $2.9M Development

Continued from Page 5
nearby residential structure. Domino Gas
and Service station is also located on a
portion of the Marsh land. Plans call for
the gas station to remain in that location.
The development was conceived to
meet the needs of the growing Coral Bay
population, according to CZM acting as-
sistant director Jean-Pierre Oriol.
"The applicant's object is to develop
the site primarily based on the commer-
cial and residential needs of the area,"
said Oriol. "The proposed development
will address many of the needs of the
area without having to travel to the over-
crowded Cruz Bay and could relieve
some stresses in Cruz Bay."
The property is already zoned B-2
(business secondary) and the developer
eased CZM's concerns about flooding and
drainage in the area, explained Oriol.
"According to the applicant, while
the area is at the base of a watershed, it
should be noted that the guts draining
the entire watershed flow to the east and
west around the proposed project site,"
he said. "There are two guts traversing
the site draining the parcel and a small
intermediate area to the north."
"To prevent flooding, all roadways,
parking areas and walkways will have
sloped surfaces directing storm water to

ponds and stone lined drainage struc-
tures," said Oriol.
The developer will carefully control
sediment runoff and maintain erosion
control devices, Oriol added.
"The applicant recognizes that sedi-
ment runoff needs to be carefully con-
trolled to avoid adverse impacts," he
said. "Erosion will be controlled during
construction by placing double silt fenc-
es erected on the downstream side of the
construction site. Erosion devices will be
inspected and maintained on a periodic
and frequent basis."
Five of the buildings will be one story
with only one building reaching two sto-
ries and all structures will be designed to
blend in with the landscape, Oriol add-
CZM staff recommended approving
the permit application with nine special
conditions including that the developer
must incur all costs associated with solid
waste disposal, install and implement
sedimentation control measures and sur-
round stockpiles of dirt from digging and
grading with a dike and swale system.
Adopting the staff recommendation,
St. John CZM Committee members Mad-
eline Sewer, Gerry Hills, Edmund Rob-
erts and Andrew Penn all voted in favor
of granting the major land use permit.

SJohn McCann & Assoc.1...

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At Privaleeii St. John's newest
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roads & underground utilities.
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nestled in tha hills overlooking
Coral Bay. Located in Eden
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island's beautiful beaches,
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"Adrian Villas" New & afford-
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solar power & mature plants with drip watering system, Deeeded water
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"Amorita" Beautiful, masonry home in upscale Chocolate Hole North has
large pool deck wilh spa & faces southeast to catch the tradewind breezes.
Waler views ol Hart Bay & the South Shorejust minutes from Cruz Bay & a
short walk to he Westin Resort. Features include stone arches and vaulted
press ceilings. screened gallery, arched courtyard entrance, fruit trees, &
deeded access to two beaches. Just reduced to $899,000
S"The Retreat" Perect privacy & spectacular ocean views lie at the heart
of "The Retreat's" 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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1i2 J. ^ f Drake Channel, with Tortola beyond. Two equal, air-conditioned king
bedroom/bath suites with sleeping lofts fank the main living/dining pavilion-
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"Collbri" -Superb sunset and water views from this 3 bedroom waterfront
home in the coveted Great Cruz Bay sub division. Features include native
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 Arecen refurbishing has just been completed. $3,795,000
'Seashore Allure' New waterfront condos set a higher bar for quality in
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Irade wind breezes and beachfront location make these condos a Iropical
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indude 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
ko on an almost level ot with room to add a pool or spa. S1.3951M
'Mango Terrace Condos" Michael Milne designed condos just completed
i1n Cruz Bay Two three and four bedrooms available A/C walk to Frank Bay
beach and town Water views, nigh quality appliances These will be some
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f "Carolina Cottage" Really cute 2 bedroom house with nice water views
0 ~of Coral Harbor and Huricanie Hole Faces east to catch the cooling Irade
wind breezes & tre driveway is pa-,ed for easy access Fully furnished and
a nice location close to Coral Bay willr large deck and room to expand or
w add a pool Space below could be converted to another bedroom $575,000
Shopping Center Inveslment opponuniry in tiis brand ner rerailaffice building! Built in 2009
Beautiful architecture with stone work, columns and arches. Ample on-site parking and back up
generator. Great tenancy in place with supermarkeL bank branch, day spa, and more! Ideally located
on the south shore road walking distance to the Wesbin Resort & Guinea Grove Apartments.
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 Waeslr jusI reduced to $99,000. Bordeaux MLt
- 1 acre with terrific BVI views listed at $725,000 but owner will consider all offers try himll

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REEF BAY VIEW Absolutely beautiful location overlooking St. John's most virgin National Park with views of Reef
Bay, Ram Head and the secluded white sandy beach below. Classic Caribbean style 4 bedroom, 3 bath villa consisting
of 3 hip roofed buildings, connected by decks & covered walkways, white walls & turquoise accents, pool and spa.
NEWon the Market! $1,595,000.

BORDEAUX MT. Family home w/ 3bd/2 baths, large
porch, water view, 1/2 ac. lot w/large trees. $575,000.
LUMINARIA Luxurious ridge-top villa w/incredible
views of the North shore & down island. Lg. pool w/wa-
terfall, 3 bd/bath suites, garage, gated entry, beautiful
furnishings & landscaping. $2,495,000. Adjoining parcel
also available
VILLA ROMANCE A brand new, luxury, villa built to the
highest quality & craftsmanship. This well-designed villa
provides privacy, comfort & exquisite detail. The gated en-
try leads to the heart of the villa, overlooking the 30 ft. pool,
with a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral flooring,
fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, & romantic
gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! Reduced to $2,400,000.
A BEST BUY!- Well built, poured concrete cottage with
lovely covered wraparound porch in Est. Carolina. Tile
floors, louvered windows w/complete hurricane shutters,
flat lot for gardening & concrete slab in place for future
garage & expansion. Only $349,000.
CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance fea-
tures. three bedroom/two baths, large covered veranda,
spa, 20' vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for ex-
pansion. $1,595,000.
PERELANDRA Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high
above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely
pool set in lush gardens. A good buy at $1,050,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Masonry 2 bd/2 bath home
with carport/workshop, on an absolutely gorgeous 0.86
acre lot with panoramic views. End of the road privacy.
CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James
islands. Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms/3 baths, large
screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000.
NAUTILUS Dramatic WATERFRONT setting on Ma-
ria Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa w/large wraparound
veranda, spa, sunrise to sunset views, 1.09 acre, tile roof,
circular drive. $1,495,000.
SEASCAPE Fantastic location on Bovovoap Pt!
Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool, plus a separate
caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy.
AURORA Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on
Contant Pt. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz Bay to
St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
excellent vacation rental history. $1,995,000.
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. Reduced to $1,225,000.
PLUMBGUT-1 bd/1 bath homew/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000.

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.
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.
BOATMAN POINT Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
neighborhood. $2,795,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate
cottage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2
bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable
beach, hotel amenities. $695K.
SELENE'S- Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
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.
ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 12 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS Outstanding views. $325K & $415K.
LEINSTER BAY 2 lots on Johnny Horn Trail. $225K
& $329K.
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.
Affordable lots, with water views, $88k and up.
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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on Peter Bay Point, has private path to
pristine beach.
Spectacular new,
gated estate on
1.63 acres with
exceptional pri-
vacy, surrounded
by 645' shoreline
and National
$32,000,000 Park waters.
"SEABISCUIT" is a winner! Charming
2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with
views, very pri-
vate pool &hot
tub. Breezy lo-
cation conve-
nient to Coral
Bay. Walk to
shoreline wa-
$995,000 tersports.

" 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private
acre, bordered
by National Park,
features stun-
ning north shore
views, pool w/
waterfall, spa,
easy access to
Cinnamon Bay
,900,000 beach.
COTTAGE" adorable Caribbean
style ma-
tage with
I wonder-
ful down
and great
i 0 rental his-
$975,000 tory

"CONTENTMENT" Fabulous custom
8,000 sq. ft. villa close to Cruz Bay, 6
bdrms, 6.5
signer detail
and furnishings
views of Pills-
bury Sound &
$3,780,000 St. Thomas..
Huge panoramic views and a quiet, pri-
vate, breezy
that bor-
ders Nature
cy property
make this
home a
$595,000 must see!

"CHOCOLATE BLISS" (5x5) Private, ex-
stone home

$2,950,000 sloped land.
Charming, beautifully furnished 1
bdrml/ bath condo located along the
waterfront of Cruz
Bay. Great harbor
view, easy access
to restaurants,
shops and galler-
ies. Deeded under-
S599.000 around Darkina.

"VISTAERO" offers total privacy with
breathtaking views over Rendezvous
Bay & St.
Thomas. 5
spacious bed-
room suites,
huge pool,
gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
$2,295,000 villa.
"CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
Opportunity to own a 2br, lba &/or
a lbr, lba condo
close to Cruz Bay!
Purchase one for
yourself and stop
throwing money
away on rent or
$225,000 & purchase both for
240 no00 additional income.

an exceptionally
charming 3 bed-
room property on
the water's edge
with the possibility
of boat mooring. 376
ft. pristine shoreline.
Panoramic. W-1
zoning allows com-
$1,995,000 mercial uses.
OF YEAR? Own this one month
3/21 to 4/21 fractional time frame in
Villa Hibiscus in upscale Virgin Grand
3/3.5 home
with STT
& sunset
views, pool,
_onn nnn AC & more.

"MILL VISTA- CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $125,000 sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood,
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $ 274,900 roads. 3 from $335,000 awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details.
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 "LOANGOe CAi Waterfront & hillside properties; $1.300,000
upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads,
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle '2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000 SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper& lower access $ 425,000 "CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-
Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. dividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS!
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $475,000 Thomas west views. From $425,000. $1,999,000
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE
BEAUTIFUL EAST END" ViewstoCoral Harbor, deeded accesstowaterfront $595000 views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Viewsto Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $595,000 coast to Ram's Head St. Croix. From S550,000gret waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular available from $699,000
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI
underground utilities. From $285,000 dn A underground uii om s999 0 views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral
cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 bettn iews over Bay. 12 lots from $399,000
sen sla, well, acive plns/permits. From $369,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000. Bay. 12 lots from 399,000.

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a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
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from 3 homes with all amenities,
pools w/waterfalls and spas.
Deeded 1 month ownerships
from $69,000.
Own a week, a month, or more &
enjoy all the resort amenities!
Most unit sizes and weeks
available. Priced from $5,000.

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AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views, MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, dramatic CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Lc
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located views, short distance to North Shore beaches, Pk boundaries of Catherineber
in the main building, plus private self-contained cooling breezes $2,175,000. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculat
guest cottage $1,950,000 HOMES

BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B
overlooking Rendezvous Bay, Caribbean cute panoramic views. Zoned R-4. $2,950,000 gingerbread architecture & island
popular vacation rental $699,000 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with Owners apartment plus 3 incor
CAROLINA Views to iJ ellI maintained sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come units. Room for expansion. $1,8
2-unit cotta l, ALL OFFERS see the impressive recent renovations $1,095,000. COTTAGE One of the lea
CONSID gt 0 VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa nearing homes on the market! Great star
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs, completion. 4 master suites, top shelf furnishings, room to expand. Adjacent parc
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers granite counter tops & travertine floors. $3,450,000 masonry home also available. $2
privacy. $1,499,000 YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps QUACCO Brand new
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA home in Fla 6
3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 many amer pL' 12. $1,6
tile roof, 1800 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000 ONE OF THE BEST DEALS ON ST. JOHN! PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa LA BELLA VITA is r villa in the villa. Set privately in lush gardens
above Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence Virgin Gra identical master boarding greenspace. 2-car garag
exudes comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000 suites & bre nig views of STT. $2,250,00 UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2B
VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool views. Master suite, living area
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, while gazing out upon excellent bay views upper level. Lower level has 2 BR
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 Lush tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000 kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675

cated in Nat'l WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
g on 1 acre. Belvedere Commanding views, year-round views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
e! $2,395,000 sunsets, pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. all on one level, CentralA/C. $2,595,000

, West Indian ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry
d furnishings, tranquil setting. Water views. 3BR/2BA on .27 home overlooking Carolina Valley Ideal starter
me producing acres. All offers considered. $599,000. home w/2nd unit for rental income $679,000
00,000 BLUE CARIBE Successful short term Adjacent cottage available for $279,000
st expensive rental home with gourmet kitchen and with BAREFOOT New 2 bedrooms,1.5 baths
ter home with views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000 guest cottage in quaint neighborhood.
el with 2 unit CHATEAU MARG iate gated $599,000.
79,000 compound loi ia our socks off ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
bath masonry views, 5 BR 5lottage. 2 acres. $1,950,000. construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor
eat views with AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites.
00,000 in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking $1,990,000
Masonry pool path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
, fenced yard, FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
e $1,499,000 pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board,
A. Expansive hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 & wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,399,000
& kitchen on MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay.
, living area & throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the
,000 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000

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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 12-18, 2010

St. John Men's Flag Football Action

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The Bulldogs squared off against Prime Time
in the first game on Friday night, April 9, at the
Winston Wells ball field. Before the games were
finished on Friday night, the Wildcats were on the
top of the standings with nine wins and one loss.

The BoonDocks had forfeited the season, and the
Storms only had one win and nine losses. In the
middle of the pack were the Hustlers, at four wins
and five losses, and Dynasty with six wins and four
Both Prime Time and Bulldogs were tied with
seven wins and three losses a piece.

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