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April 19-25, 2010
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Adam Lynch

Cutline: (L to R) CBCC president Sharon Coldren, Attorney William Blum, VIRCD president Diane Capeheart,
GBS teacher Brenda Brown, Governor John deJongh, NOAA's Samuel Rauch, Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner
Louis Petersen and Dept. of Pulic Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls with the GBS third grade class.

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Armed with a $1.4 million grant from the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis-
tration, the Coral Bay Community Council is
set to stem the tide of storm water runoff.
Plumes of runoff that turn Coral Bay har-

bor a murky brown during rains will soon be
a thing of the past thanks to a coordinated
effort between VI. Resources Conservation
and Development Council, CBCC, NOAA
and several other local and federal agencies.
Governor John deJongh was among the
local dignitaries who gathered at the Coral

Bay Department of Agriculture Station on
Wednesday morning, April 14, to celebrate
the official ground breaking of the Coral Bay
watershed stabilization project.
CBCC's $1.4 million is a portion of the to-
tal $2.78 million granted by NOAA to the ter-
Continued on Page 2





Page 3
170 Acres of
Marsh Estate
Is Proposed
for V.I. Park
Page 5
Gov. deJongh
Approves Grande
Bay and Enighed
Pond Rezonings
Page 6
Annual JESS Gala
Raises $50,000
Page 7
Friends of VINP
Hosting Earth Day
Events on April 23
Page 4


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VIRCD, NOAA and CBCC Officially

Launch Watershed Restoration Project

Continued from Page One
ritory for three separate projects.
The projects were all born from
the federal government. In Feb-
ruary 2009, NOAA was awarded
$167 million from the American
Reinvestment and Recovery Act to
restore coastal habitats and create
Estate Fish Bay Homeown-
ers Association and CBCC joined
forces with VIRCD, Department of
Planning and Natural Resources,
the Nature Conservancy and the
University of the Virgin Islands to
compete for a portion of NOAA's
federal stimulus funds.
The Virgin Islands projects were
one of only 50 projects selected out
of more than 800 proposals sub-
mitted to NOAA. In addition to the
Coral Bay projects, NOAA's $2.78
million grant to the territory will
be used for Estate Fish Bay road
work and repairing a watershed at
East End Bay on St. Croix.
The Estate Fish Bay work com-
menced several months ago and
crews should be finished paving
roads and installing swales and
other storm water retention devic-
es within the next few weeks.
The $1.4 million grant be-
ing implemented by CBCC will
cover the cost of 18 different proj-
ects in six sub-watersheds in the
Coral Bay area. Concern for the
watershed and impacts of runoff
- evident during rains when the
bay turns brown from sediment -
have been important to" to "have

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch

CBCC president Sharon Coldren shared details of the
group's ambitious watershed restoration project being
funded by NOAA.

been on the mids of residents for
When the 200-member CBCC
was formed in 2003, the group
hosted a series of visioningg" ses-
sions to get an idea of the issues
residents deemed important, ex-
plained CBCC president Sharon
"We asked our members the
most important issues to them and
storm water runoff and protec-
tion of the environment were their
biggest concerns," said Coldren.

"CBCC has been committed to
this ever since. We began to look
for ways to address these concerns
with both local and federal agen-
With a $300,000 grant from the
Environmental Protection Agency,
the group was able to hire a storm
water engineer and aggressively
pursue a portion of NOAA's stim-
ulus funds.
VIRCD president Diane Cape-
heart was proud of her organi-
Continued on Page 17

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Hugs V.I. Hosting St. John Support

Meeting April 22 at Sprauve School
Hugs V.I. is hosting a meeting for St. John parents who have
children with special needs or children who receive or qualify for
services (speech, occupational and physical therapy, etc) from the
public school system, including those who are home schooled, on
Thursday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Julius E. Sprauve
School cafeteria
Child care will be provided and items on the agenda include:
satisfaction of instruction and services provided by the Department
of Special Education; discussions for IEP advocacy; and parental
satisfaction of child's diagnosis and services provided.
Please join Hugs VI. as it unites St. John parents to advocate for
children with special needs.
Hugs V.I. is a St Thomas/St John parent support group for par-
ents and caregivers of individuals with special needs. For more de-
tails check out www.hugs-vi.org, or call 244-9568 or 690-2540.

Del. Christiansen To Speak at JFLI's

14th Anniversary Celebration April 24
The John's Folly Learning Institute will celebrate its 14th an-
niversary on Saturday, April 24, with a ceremony starting at 11:30
a.m. at the school. The guest speaker will be Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen and food and refreshments will be available
after the program.

Beach-to-Beach Practice Swims Set
Join Friends of V.I. National Park on Sunday, May 2, and Sun-
day, May 16, both at 8:30 a.m. for practice swims before the big
race, which is on Sunday, 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 as-
sisted with fins, mask, snorkel or swim unassisted, just come
swim! Safety boats will be in the water for support.
To register for the swim go to www.friendsvinp.org/swim.

Parent University Classes Continue

To Help Children Succeed in School
Parents on the island of St. John still have a chance to learn
more about how to help their children succeed in school and in
the community as students in session III of the district's Parent
University Program.
Classes began on Tuesday, April 13, at the Julius E. Sprauve
School at 6 p.m. and will also be hosted on Tuesday and Wednes-
day for the next two weeks.
"We are pleased to bring the Parent University Program to the
St. John community," said St. Thomas/St. John Superintendent Jea-
nette Smith-Barry. "The program is open to all parents and about
the parents. We look forward to the St. John community coming
out to support the initiative and our children."
The series of classes being offered include: developing a win-
ning attitude in your children; learn it! free summer enrichment
program for elementary students; understanding how schools
work and more. Transportation, child care and refreshments will
be provided each evening.
For more details call Richardson at 775-2250, ext. 8530.

Crime Victims' Rights Event April 22
there will be a candlelight vigil in Cruz Bay's Frank Powell
Park from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate Crime Victims' Rights Week
from April 18 to the 24. For more details, call 713-1612.

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St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 3

Stabbing Shocks Julius E. Sprauve School Staff and Students

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Julius E. Sprauve School stu-
dents, parents and faculty were
reeling last week in the aftermath
of the worst violence the Cruz
Bay public elementary and middle
school has ever seen.
A 14-year-old JESS student
from St. John was stabbed on the
left side of his upper torso by a
16-year-old JESS student from
St. Thomas around 10:30 a.m. at
the school on Thursday morning,
April 8.
A fellow JESS student, a
15-year-old from St. John, brought
the switchblade used in the attack
to school and was also involved
with the stabbing, according to
information from the VI. Police
The 14-year-old victim was
treated and released from Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health
Center and was recovering from
his injuries last week, according to
JESS principal Mario Francis.
"The student, while not back to
school yet, has recuperated," said
Francis. "His injuries were not life
Both students involved with the
incident were arrested and now,
in addition to facing serious pun-
ishment from the Department of
Education and JESS, the two teens

"We knew he was violent from why he was put in our school," said the
employee. "This is not a surprise."

"I think the administration doesn't want the superintendent to know
we have a lot of problems at the school," said the JESS faculty member.
"This is not just one problem it's an ongoing problem."

Anonymous Julius E. Sprauve School faculty members

face criminal charges as well.
The 16-year-old St. Thomas
resident was charged with third-
degree assault and possession of a
dangerous weapon. The 15-year-
old St. John resident was charged
with possession of a dangerous
weapon and aiding and abetting
in connection with the stabbing,
according to VIPD spokesperson
Melody Rames.
Both teens were placed in the
custody of the Youth Rehabilita-
tion Center on St. Croix as they
await trial. They were also both
suspended from JESS for 10 days
and will face the Department of
Education's district superintendent
in an expulsion hearing before
their suspensions are finished.
Violence like this was previ-
ously unknown on the Cruz Bay
school's campus, which is home
to 230 students in kindergarten

through ninth grades, according to
"Nothing like this has every
happened in my tenure," said Fran-
cis, who has been at the school
for seven years. "This is not at all
common for our school."
While Francis said the incident
was an isolated act, several JESS
faculty members, speaking on
condition of anonymity, were not
surprised with the violent attack at
the once quiet public school.
"There are a lot of things going
on at that school," said one JESS
faculty member. "This is not the
first incident with a knife either. A
seventh grader brought one in to
school and it was taken away by
another student."
Recent reports of gang activ-
ity at JESS have also gone unre-
ported, according to another staff

"We've had gang experts in here
talking to parents and teachers and
telling them they see gang signs at
the school, but no one does any-
thing about it," said the JESS staff
member. "It seems people are just
ignoring these things."
This is not the first time the St.
Thomas teen who stabbed the vic-
tim, has been violent in school, ac-
cording to the staff member.
The St. Thomas student was
transferred to JESS last year after
he was involved with an assault on
a student at his former school, Ber-
tha C. Boschulte, according to the
JESS employee.
When the 16-year-old from
Smith Bay was transferred to St.
John, parents were upset and host-
ed a meeting at the school, but did
not have the administration's back-
ing, explained the staff member.
"We knew he was violent from


As the years-long property
tax quagmire in the Virgin
Islands continues, the V.I.
Unity Day Group hosted
a rally in the Winston
Wells ball park on Monday
evening, April 12, where
residents had some
questions answered and
vented frustration with the
government's real property
tax revaluation results. The
government recently issued
the first property taxes in
several years at 1998 levels,
as it continues legal disputes
over the revaluations that
were completed in 2008.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tropcial Focus

why he was put in our school,"
said the employee. "This is not a
"I think the administration
doesn't want the superintendent to
know we have a lot of problems at
the school," said the JESS faculty
member. "This is not just one prob-
lem it's an ongoing problem."
Whether or not signs of vio-
lence were looming at JESS, the
faculty and student body pulled
together last week in the wake of
the incident.
"The entire school community
has been impacted by this because
it was the first time," said Fran-
cis. "Although it wasn't a severe
wound, when we hear the word
'stabbing' our minds conjure up
the worst case scenario. It has re-
ally impacted us."
Francis organized a school-
wide assembly on Friday, April 9,
to discuss the matter and made a
child psychologist available to the
student body, he explained.
"I have spoken with our stu-
dent body and we had our child
psychologist and our nurse talk-
ing with the children," said the
JESS principal. "We are rallying
To avoid future violence, Fran-
cis planned to initiate random
searches of students and amp up
the school's conflict resolution.


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Friends of VINP

Hosting Earth Day

2010 Events April 23

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. National Park and Friends of VINP are ex-
cited to announce this year's Earth Day events,
which include the 2010 Earth Day Environmental
Fair on Friday, April 23.
This year the fair will be hosted once again at
the VINP ball field in Cruz Bay from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. This year Friends is also hosting a marine
component to the Earth Day Fair called Reef Fest,
on Saturday April 24.
Reef Fest will coincide with the 40th Anniver-
sary of the Earth Day celebration as St. John youth
and their families spend an educational fun day at
Hawksnest Beach from noon to 5 p.m.
Friends' goal in hostingboth events is to educate,
inform and inspire V.I. youth and the community
on the importance of preserving and protecting the
environment. Both events are free and open to the
public and all St. John schools are invited.
Last year more than 700 St. John students at-
tended the Earth Day Fair and Friends anticipates
more than 200 participants at Reef Fest.
Island-wide beach clean-ups will also be hap-
pening throughout the week. Participants of the
Friends' Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program are asked
to remove debris from their adopted beach/trail
as part of the island-wide cleanup. The Adopt-A-
Beach/Trail program encourages volunteer groups
to adopt a site and become responsible for keeping
it clean.
Volunteers are needed to help make these events
successful. Those interested in volunteering for
Earth Day or Reef Fest should contact Audrey
Penn at 779-4940.

Residents Ready To Work on Land Use, Zoning Maps

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay residents will have the
chance to weigh in on a model land use
plan for the area and upcoming chang-
es slated for the territory-wide subdivi-
sion codes, Department of Planning and
Natural Resources officials announced
last week.
The need for planned development
took center stage at a Coral Bay Com-
munity Council forum on Monday
evening, April 14, at the John's Folly
Learning Institute, which featured DP-
NR's Coastal and Comprehensive Zone
Planning director Marjorie Emmanuel
and DPNR's St. John Principle Planner
Stuart Smith.
"We at DPNR have contracted with
Rutgers University to undertake a re-
vision of our current code," said Em-
manuel. "They did an assessment of
our subdivision codes and their find-
ings indicated that we needed to do
a major overhaul of the current code.
Now we're finalizing a contract with
Rutgers to have the lead team here late
next month to start revising the code."
"The zoning maps will be updated as
part of this as well," said Emmanuel.
DPNR will be asking residents on
all three islands with knowledge of the
subdivision code to join technical advi-
sory committees, Emmanuel added.
"We will pull together three groups,
one on St. John, one on St. Thomas and
one on St. Croix, to be technical advi-
sors," she said. "We'll be looking for
eight to 10 people on each island who
have knowledge of the code or work

with the code."
CZZP officials believe the process
will span about 18 months and will be
the first step toward overhauling the
entire code and zoning maps, Emman-
uel added.
"This is the first step in the process
of revising the code which is a massive
undertaking," she said. "The first step
is fixing some glaring problems and
the next step in the process will be to
create a new document or take another
look at the old document."
Coral Bay residents at the CBCC
meeting also had a chance to hear from
St. John Planner Stuart Smith, who was
recently hired by DPNR, but has long
dreamed of life in the islands.
"I've wanted to live here since I was
five years old," said Smith. "When
I was a child, I was lucky enough to
spend most of my family vacations in
the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
I fell in love with the islands and the
While Smith's background in North
Carolina seems like a far cry from local
building concerns, he had to deal with
steep slopes and costal development as
a planner in the private sector.
"Up in the mountains we dealt with
a lot of steep slope building and then I
moved to the coast where I went into
development and planning for the pri-
vate sector," Smith said. "For the last
three years I dealt with coastal devel-
opment like marinas and pump out fa-
cilities. I didn't come away with all the
answers, but I did come away with the
tools to try to find the answers."

St. John residents should take advan-
tage of upcoming opportunities to have
their voices heard as DPNR hosts pub-
lic hearings to creates rules and regu-
lations overseeing telecommunications
and wind energy.
"These meetings are a great opportu-
nity for you to have your voice heard,"
said Smith. "These meetings really are
going to pay off in the future."
With its relatively small scale devel-
opment, Coral Bay presents an oppor-
tunity for planned growth, according to
resident Carol Beckowitz.
"We have an opportunity in Coral
Bay to do a good job," said Beckowitz.
"I hope as we move forward to have
more creative input in these zoning ar-
eas. Just because they are there, doesn't
mean they are right."
"We have to think about the future
and schools, churches, public space,
gardens and pedestrian traffic use,"
Beckowitz said.
DPNR has considered those con-
cerns, Emmanuel explained. With the
community's support, the department
is hoping to shift the decision power
for zoning use from the V.I. Legislature
to planning boards on all three islands,
according to the CZZP director.
"The revised code will have to be
approved by the legislature," said Em-
manuel. "So if you want to make that
change from legislature decisions to
planning board decisions, the public
will have to be forceful in its opinion.
The public needs to make its voice
heard if that is the direction you want
to go in."


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The Egbert Marsh Estate's 170 acre parcel of land constitutes much of the Coral Bay
valley, above.

Major Portion of Coral Bay, Marsh

Estate Proposed as Territorial Park

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Residents at the Coral Bay
Community Council's official
ground breaking ceremony for its
watershed restoration projects (see
related story on Cover Page), de-
lighted in the news Attorney Wil-
liam Blum shared with the crowd.
Blum was on hand for the event
as a representative of the Egbert
Marsh Trust, the owners of a 170-
acre parcel which is a majorportion
of the Coral Bay valley. Instead of
wanting to develop the property,
Egbert Marsh's grandson, Sheldon
Marsh, hopes to sell it to the V.I.
Government to create a public ter-
ritorial park, Blum announced at
the groundbreaking ceremony.
"It is hoped that the govern-
ment will acquire this historically
significant property to make it into
a very special park for the people
of the Virgin Islands," said Blum.
The parcel of land stretches
from the north side of King Hill
Road on the valley floor all the
way to Ajax Peak on Centerline
Road and includes extensive ruins
from the former plantation includ-
ing a great house, mill and cem-
It was the cultural significance
of the land which prompted Shel-
don Marsh, to try to protect the area
from a bulldozer, he explained.
"Since I was a little kid I have
always wanted to protect those ru-
ins," said Marsh. "There are two
sugar mills in there, horse mills,

slaughtering buildings from when
it was a cattle farm, the great house
is still there and there is a ceme-
tery there from the Germans who
owned the property in the 1880s
before my family owned it."
Marsh, who lives in Connecti-
cut, has been working with federal
and territorial agencies on the park
plan for about two years now. Un-
der the current plan for the area,
Marsh is trying to secure matching
funds to make the parcel easier for
the local government to acquire.
The current asking price on the
table is $12 million, 75 percent of
which would be paid under the
plan by a grant from the Wash-
ington, D.C.-based Forest Legacy,
Marsh explained.
That would leave the VI. Gov-
ernment with only having to foot
25 percent of the bill for the prop-
erty, or less if local funds are se-
cured to drive the price down even
further, Marsh added.
"The government is looking
now to try to figure out a way to
get more local matching funds for
the parcel," he said. "We're also
working with the Forest Service of
the Virgin Islands on this project."
Marsh is not in the position
to simply hand the deed over the
government, but hopes the match-
ing fund arrangement will result in
a positive outcome for the Egbert
Marsh Trust, the VI. Government
and the people of the Virgin Is-
"It's a double-edged sword,"

said Marsh. "We're not Rockefell-
ers we can't just give this away.
But we wanted to balance conser-
vation with making the Trust vi-
The first step toward creating
the park will be a mandated ap-
praisal of the area by the federal
government. If all goes according
to plan which is by no means
certain the area could be turned
into a territorial park by the end of
the year, according to Marsh.
"The grant should be announced
by the end of the year," said Marsh.
"But if the federal government de-
cides not to award the funds all at
one time, that will be a delay of at
least a year. But I'm optimistic that
we'll realize this as a park within
a year or so.
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger has been working with
the Egbert Marsh Trust and Attor-
ney Blum for months to help on
the local government side of the
"This is not just some junk land
that they are looking to get rid of,"
said Barshinger. "This is excellent
prime land that has amazing cul-
tural resources. These are tough
economic times and the govern-
ment can't just shell out $12 mil-
"But we've been working with
Attorney Blum for months now on
finding matching partners," said
the senator. "This is a huge oppor-
tunity for us and for future genera-

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The governor's signature last week cleared the last hurdle in the long rezoning journey
for Grande Bay, above.

Governor deJongh Approves Grande Bay

and Post Office Rezonings on St. John

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Two more St. John properties
have been forever changed thanks
to Governor John deJongh's April
7 approval of rezoning requests
for Bay Isle Associates and the
Boynes family.
A request by Bay Isle Associ-
ates, developer of the Cruz Bay
luxury condominium project
Grande Bay, to rezone its 0.26-
acre lot, 3Abc, from W-1 to R-4
was narrowly approved in March
by the VI. Legislature.
The developer sought the re-
zoning to allow proposed changes
to Grande Bay's building E, which
is currently built an empty shell.
Bay Isle initially hoped the
building would contain two dwell-
ing units, as allowed under W-l;
however, due to financial con-
straints, the developer now plans
to construct six condos in building
E three two-bedrooms units and
three one-bedrooms units.
Bay Isle's request for a variance
for the construction of an on-site
sundry shop was also approved by
the Legislature and the governor.
DeJongh said he carefully con-
sidered all comments from both
those in support of, and those
against the rezoning, as well as
Grande Bay's long history a sev-
eral years-long construction phase,
and a change of management -
when making his decision.
"It may be that if this project

commenced today, it would not
be approved, but we cannot ig-
nore that it is very much a reality,
and its completion is the best out-
come," said deJongh.
Neighboring property owner
Liza Trey, who is suing Bay Isle
for alleged zoning violations at
the Grande Bay development, was
stunned to learn that Bay Isle's re-
zoning request had been finalized.
"I will see Bay Isles et al in
court sooner than later," said Trey.
"It's amazing that in a free world,
a government does not protect
one's property rights. This is one
of the reasons my parents came to
the U.S."
Senator Craig Barshinger, who
spoke out against the rezoning at
Bay Isles' March 4 hearing before
the V.I. Legislature, was also un-
happy with the governor's approv-
al of the rezoning bill.
"I think that the rezoning was
ill-advised, because the density
of the site will be increased," said
Barshinger. "The exterior dimen-
sions of the building may not in-
crease, but the already fragile,
already strained infrastructure of
sewage and roads in Cruz Bay
will now have to accommodate a
higher density in those units. With
luxury units, people who stay there
usually weigh more heavily on our
services; they use more water and
more sewage, so I'm concerned
about that."
Barshinger asked Bay Isles at

the March 4 hearing to consider
using the currently empty building
E as a yoga studio, or to provide
more amenities for resort guests;
however, Bay Isles representatives
acknowledged the additional con-
do units were needed for financial
"You don't have to cram paying
guests into every little nook and
cranny," said Barshinger. "But it's
all about money."
Bay Isles co-manager Elita
Kane said she was relieved the re-
zoning was approved and is look-
ing forward to finally completing
Grande Bay.
"Finishing the project means a
lot to us in proving that we'd like
to be good neighbors," said Kane.
"Everybody will be happy when
the construction is totally done.
We'll create more jobs, create
more tourism and it will just be a
very good thing for St. John."
Kane was scheduled to arrive
on St. John on Friday, April 16, to
finalize plans with Grande Bay's
contractor before moving forward
with the last phase of construc-
The Boynes family's request to
have its 7,800 square foot parcel,
located at 131 Estate Contact and
Enighed, rezoned from R-4 to B-2
for the construction of a three-story
building, with space to be leased to
the U.S. Postal Service for a new
St. John post office, passed easily
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Annual JESS Gala Garners $50,000 for Cruz Bay Public School

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
About 100 residents dressed to
the nines enjoyed a night of laugh-
ter, dining and dancing while rais-
ing serious money for the Julius E.
Sprauve School.
The 13th annual JESS gala, on
Saturday night, April 10, at Caneel
Bay Resort was themed "Build-
ing a Brighter Tomorrow by Car-
ing, Nurturing and Educating Our
Children." The event raised about
$50,000 for the St. John public
elementary and middle school, ac-
cording to JESS principal Mario
"Right now it's abut $50,000
and counting," Francis said last
week. "We still have some folks
who customarily donate and
haven't had a chance to do so yet.
So we think that number is going
to continue to rise."
Myrah Keating Smith Commu-
nity Health Center physician Dr.
Joseph DeJames kept the crowd in
stitches as the master of ceremo-

nies for the night.
After enjoying cocktails on
the terrace, the crowd filtered in
to the beach-front dining room to
be served a first course by celeb-
rity waiters including Lieutenant
Governor Gregory Francis, Sena-
tor at Large Craig Barshinger, St.
John Administrator Leona Smith
and Caneel Bay Resort managing
director Nikolay Hotze.
While arriving a bit too late to
serve the salad course, Governor
John deJongh did attend the gala
and took time out to say hello to
many people in the crowd.
Gala attendees were impressed
with JESS students who took cen-
ter stage during the gala, the first
of whom was Aleek Thomas who
told the audience what makes his
school so special.
"The teachers really care about
you," said Thomas. "They are al-
ways after you to do well and keep
Joined by his fellow student
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A few hundred people enjoyed
the cooling breezes, beautiful
views and great food at St. John
Montessori School's fish fry fes-
tival fund raiser on Sunday af-
ternoon, April 11, at the school's
John's Folly Learning Institute
The school raised about $2,700
from the event, which is being
matched by the St. John non-profit
KidsFirst! which supports early
childhood education.
The afternoon included donkey
rides with Pepe and Renita from
Carolina Corral, arts and crafts,
food, refreshments, games and a
rummage sale.
The burgeoning school is now
in its second year and has about
12 students between the ages of
two-and-a-half and seven. St. John
Montessori has the capacity to
teach 26 children between the ages
of two-and-a-half and eight.
"We had a great time," said
Debra Polucci, St. John Montes-
sori director. "The crowd was ba-
sically all ages from all around St.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

St. John resident Dax Chouiniere enjoys a donkey ride
at the St. John Montessori School's first annual fish fry
fundraiser, which netted the school approximately $2,700.
Kids participated in arts and crafts projects and decorating

John. We had a great diversity of
While the little ones enjoyed
fruit punch and snacks, adults at
the fund raiser were able to par-
take of St. John Brewers suds, Po-
lucci added.
"We had a lot of donors who

took care of food and drinks and so
many things," she said. "Our big-
gest donor was Aqua Bistro which
donated all of the food."
St. John Montessori School is
still accepting students and dona-
tions. For more information about
the school call at 775-9594.

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Resident Discovers Suicide Victim
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A Coral Bay property owner checking on his land was shocked
to find a man hanging from a tree on an adjacent property on Tues-
day afternoon, April 13.
The incident is being handled as a suicide and VI. Police De-
partment officials did not suspect foul play.
The deceased, who was discovered on Tuesday afternoon, April
13, around 3 p.m., was a 64-year-old white male. He was found
hanging from a tree in the Lower Estate Carolina section of Coral
Bay, according to information from the V.I. Police Department.
"No foul play has been suspected," said VIPD spokesperson
Melody Rames. "The case is being treated as a suicide, but the
cause of death can only be determined by a medical examiner."
The Coral Bay property owner who discovered the body im-
mediately called the VIPD, he explained. The man asked not to be
"The police responded promptly and with complete profession-
alism," said the property owner. "I met the officer at the Coral Bay
substation and showed him to the site. Several other officers ar-
rived at the site after we were there."
"VIPD Officer Vanterpool was the officer I met and he was com-
pletely professional," said the Coral Bay resident.
The deceased man was reportedly living in a camper on the land,
which is located in the Coral Bay valley behind the Domino Gas
Station. He was reported last seen late the previous week, accord-
ing to the Coral Bay resident who discovered the body.
The victim had a dog which lived with him on the property, but
is now being cared for by family, the resident added.
The incident was the first suicide of the year reported on St. John
following a woman who was found hanging from a Westin Resort
and Villas shower curtain rod in November 2009. The woman's
family, however, continues to fight that charge.

Crystal Fortwangler, principal
grant writer for the V.I. Humanities
Council Grant "Mapping the
Cultural Geography of St.
John, 1840s to 1940s" project,
discusses the history embedded
in the names of St. John places at
the St. John Historical Society's
Tuesday evening, April 13,
meeting. The SJHS-sponsored
project is recording many locally
used place names for the very first

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

SJHS Unveils New Interactive Map

Recording Place Names for First Time

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Ever wondered how some of
the more uniquely-named St. John
places came to be known by such
That information is now just a
mouse click away, thanks to the
St. John Historical Society's new
online map.
The place names which appear
on the map were gathered during
the V.I. Humanities Council grant-
sponsored "Mapping the Cultural
Geography of St. John, lx4_s
to 104ls"' project. Grant writer
Crystal Fortwangler, project di-
rector Beulah Dalmida and SJHS
advisors and board members in-
terviewed several culture bearers,
collecting a wealth of information
on St. John place names, some of
which survived orally from gen-
eration to generation and are being
recorded for the first time ever.
The results of the project were
presented at the final SJHS meet-
ing of the season on Tuesday
evening, April 13, at the Bethany
Moravian Church.
"It's critical to understand the
oral history connected to these
places," said Fortwangler. "Place
names are often linked to families,
people or events."
Information has so far been
gathered regarding Coral Bay and
East End, and SJHS hopes to con-
tinue the project, eventually map-
ping the entire island of St. John.
Culture bearers interviewed for

the project were either born and
raised on St. John, or have lived
on the island for a long time; can
trace their genealogy back many
generations on St. John; and went
to school on the island.
"Local names can now be main-
tained for generations to come,"
said Dalmida, a native St. Johnian
herself. "We had a great time in-
terviewing the culture bearers, and
they talked from their heart. I can-
not say how important this project
is for us."
Several of the culture bear-
ers were present at the April 13
meeting, including island icon
Guy Benjamin, who spoke of the
importance of recording place
"When you look at a map,
sometimes you can't find us," said
Benjamin. "We want you to know
we're here."
Culture bearer Alvis Christian
grew up on St. John in the 1950s,
a decade that straddled the way
life used to be and the island many
residents know today. He spoke of
the caring mentality and resource-
fulness of native residents in ear-
lier times.
"I like the old way better," said
Christian. "This project is going to
preserve a whole lot of what we
would have lost in the future."
SJHS's interactive map can be
found at the society's Web site by
clicking on "Maps" at the top of
the home page. From there, users
can select from several maps they

would like to view, all the way
from Peter Oxholm's 1800 map
to a recent satellite image of the
The maps contain markers,
which users can click on, that will
reveal the place name, an expla-
nation from one of the project's
culture bearers, and information
on the historical context of the
place's name often stemming
from Danish times.
SJHS webmaster Peter Burgess
debuted a few of the place names,
including "Breakwater," where the
gas station is currently located in
Coral Bay. The area got its name
because it was known to flood,
and during the 1s4' i- 1940s, water
even broke over the road from the
sea on particularly rough days.
A place called Soldier Wash, lo-
cated in John's Folly, got its name
from the thousands of soldier
crabs who traverse through there
on their way down to the sea each
September, when they change out
their shells.
SJHS board consultant David
Knight encouraged the audience to
embrace cultural place names and
pass them down to ancestors.
"By memorializing these place
names, they will be put out there,"
said Knight. "The cultural heritage
of St. John is extremely endan-
To learn about the nearly 100
place names already recorded,
visit the SJHS Web site at www.

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ing flag football for the Boondocks. His injuries essen-
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OP Dan's family have been influential members of our com-
Smunity for the last 30 years and are now faced with an
incredible financial burden. Medical expenses have ex-
ceeded $120,000 and the insurance coverage by Parks &
Recreation only covers $1,000!

This is why we come to you. We are asking for dona-
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For more details involving Dan's well being or donations,
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at Connections, provided they are labeled. Thank you
for your support.

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"The Leatherbacks of St. Croix" features rarely seen
footage of baby hatchlings just out of the nest, above.

April 22 Reef Fest Film Night To

Feature Local Productions on

Leatherbacks, Grouper, Lionfish

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
St. Joh residents can catch a
glimpse and perhaps a greater
understanding- of the rarely-seen
phenomena occurring beneath Vir-
gin Island waters this Thursday at
St. John Film Society's first Reef
Fest Film Night.
As an awe-inspiring kick off to
the 2010 Reef Fest and Earth Day
celebrations, the free film night
will air three brief films about pro-
tecting resources in the Virgin Is-
lands on Thursday evening, April
22, at 7 p.m. on the third floor of
The Marketplace, including St.
John photographer and filmmaker
Steve Simonsen's never before
seen documentary.
"This film event perfectly re-
flects our mission, which is to in-
spire appreciation for the history,
culture and oceanic environment of
our U.S. Virgin Islands," said Rea
McQueen Roberts, marketing and
outreach director for the St. John
Film Society, which has partnered
with the National Park, the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands and
the Friends of the National Park
for the event. "When we were ap-
proached by the Friends to partici-
pate in this year's Earth Day and
Reef Fest activities, we felt that we
could do our part in reaching out to

a larger audience through the me-
dium of film."
Simonsen is headlining the eve-
ning with the debut of "The Leath-
erbacks of St. Croix," his riveting
in-the-works documentary about
the conservation of Leatherback
sea turtles at Sandy Point Wildlife
Refuge on St Croix.
"To have something this pri-
mordial occurring each year on the
shores of our neighboring island is
an unbelievable spectacle of raw
nature a kin to seeing the Grand
Canyon or Bioluminescent Bay in
Vieques," Simonsen said. "Every-
one should see this and that's my
Working alongside members of
the Fish and Wildlife Service and
the West Indies Marine Animal
Research and Conservation Ser-
vice, Simonsen hopes the film will
help raise awareness of the endan-
gered creatures to help protect,
recover and sustain the threatened
and endangered marine animals of
the West Indies.
"We are fortunate enough to
have Steve Simonsen debuting a
portion of his work-in-progress
for our first Reef Fest Film Night,
something we are hoping we
continue for years to come," Mc-
Queen Roberts said of the upcom-
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St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 11

Ruby Rutnik Memorial Scholarship

St. John Tradewinds
At the close of the successful
14th Annual Memorial Softball
Tournament, the Ruby Rutnik
Scholarship Fund is pleased to
announce that scholarship appli-
cations are now available for the
2010-11 school year.
This year's renewable $2,500
annual award is offered to a
qualifying St. John female whose
family or self has resided on St.
John for five years or more and
who plans to attend or is at-
tending an accredited college or
university. Applications may be
picked up at Connections in Cruz
Bay or Coral Bay or by contact-
ing the Rutniks at 693-8069. The
deadline for submission is May

1 and notice will be given on or
before May 15, 2010.
A one-year, $2,500 scholar-
ship award is also being offered
to a qualifying student from El-
more Stout High School in Tor-
tola the winners of this year's
tournament championship.
Another one-year award is
also being offered to a St. John
student to attend elementary
school at the Gifft Hill School on
St. John. Applications are avail-
able at Gifft Hill School or by
calling Beth Knight at 776-6595.
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship
Fund and the Rutnik family wish
to thank the community for their
support of this year's very suc-
cessful and exciting tournament.

Javon J. Alfred Memorial Scholarship

St. John Tradewinds
The Javon Jade Alfred Schol-
arship is offered by the Rotary
Club of St. John to assist a resi-
dent of St. John graduating from
a Virgin Islands high school for
higher education.
The need- and merit-based
scholarship award is an annual
scholarship Consisting of $5,000
during the student's first year,
$3,500 the second year, $2,500
the third year and $1,500 the
fourth year.
Recipients may reapply for
consideration annually. Mone-
tary awards shall be made on an
annual basis and disbursed at the

beginning of each semester. Stu-
dents are expected to maintain a
minimum 3.0 average.
Application forms can be ob-
tained from high school guid-
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or by mailing william@wil-
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All applicants meeting the
eligibility requirements will be
interviewed. The interviews will
be conducted in May 2010.
Applications, including the
essay, letters of reference and
proof of financial need must be
completed and submitted no lat-
er than 5 p.m. on April 28.

Chamber of Commerce Honors Five

Residents with LaMotta Service Award

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Friends from across St. John, St. Thomas and even
the mainland converged on St. Peter Greathouse on
Saturday night, April 10, to toast this year's St. Thom-
as/St. John Chamber of Commerce Wilbur "Bill" La-
Motta Community Service honorees.
Patrick and Yanick Bayard, Cid Hamling, Albert
Bryan and Lindley "Buddy" Kennings were hon-
ored with the LaMotta awards while Shamoy David
was recognized with the chamber's student achieve-
ment award. The Public Finance Authority Building
and Mafolies Day Care were recognized by the local
chamber of commerce with the 2010 Awards for De-
sign Excellence.
As entrepreneurs and committed public service
supporters the Bayards have been an integral part of
St. Thomas life for decades. Patrick and Yanick Ba-
yard have worked with the Brunts since the 1970s and
Yanick still runs day-to-day operations at Sea Chest
while Patrick now dedicates his time to overseeing
the company's financial.
"My parents are the gems of my life," said their
son Dax Bayard. "My gratitude for what they have
given me values, education, safety, support, love
- are exceeded only by my respect for the generos-
ity of spirit they show to the community and world
around them. They are true exemplars."
Before taking over as commissioner for the Depart-
ment of Labor, Albert Bryan worked for HOVENSA,
the V.I. Housing Authority and Innovative Commu-
nication Corporation. He also co-founded Generation
Now, a St. Croix non-profit group dedicated to com-
munity service and mentoring.
Owner of Connections and a consummate commu-
nity activist, Cid Hamling has called St. John home
since 1981. In addition to offering much needed ser-
vices on St. John, Hamling also serves on Friends of

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jean Vance

St. John honoree Cid Hamling

VI. National Park's board of directors and is the ad-
ministrator of the St. John Revolving Fund.
Lindley "Buddy" Kennings is sports director of
Ackley Media Group and the bureau chief of sports
and recreation for the V.I. Department of Sports, Parks
and Recreation. Kennings also serves as head official
for tackle football and is a St. Thomas/St. John Inter-
scholastic Athletic Association board member.
Shamoy David, 16, was Charlotte Amalie's first
freshman Future Business Leaders of America offi-
cer. Two years later is the state president of the Virgin
Islands FBLA overseeing the group's activities in the
entire territory. David is also an Amalian National
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The five residents were feted at St. Peter Great-
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Gifft Hill School students,
below, all celebrated the
Week of the Young Child
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Benefit for Dan Feltman

Set for May 8 at High Tide

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While everyone on the grid-
iron has a great time showing
off their football skills to the
delight of Love City spectators,
the St. John Men's Flag Foot-
ball league is a contact sport
and injuries do happen.
Now the community is help-
ing one injured player cover
the vast difference between
the $1,000 insurance covered
by the Department of Housing,
Parks and Recreation and his
mounting medical bills.
Dan Feltman, a member of
the Boondocks team and a bar-
tender at High Tide Restaurant,
suffered a devastating knee in-
jury during a March 19 game.
Feltman tore his ACL, MCL
and PCL, putting the young
man out of work for at least the
next nine months.
With his medical bills now
reaching between $70,000 and
$80,000, the government de-
partment's insurance effort has
left a gaping hole in expenses.

Feltman's friends are ral-
lying around the injured foot-
ball player and hosting a fund
raiser on Saturday night, May
8, at High Tide Restaurant in
Wharfside right near the Cruz
Bay ferry dock.
Live music by Sex Machine
Guns, great raffle prizes and
food and drinks will be on tap
during the benefit. Stop by and
enjoy the music while helping
Feltman get back on his feet.
Tax deductible donations for
Feltman can be made through
the St. John Revolving Fund
at Connections. Checks should
be made out to the St. John Re-
volving Fund with Feltman's
name in the memo line. For
more information about donat-
ing through the St. John Re-
volving Fund, call Connections
at 776-6922.
High Tide is still collecting
raffle prizes and donations for
the May 8 benefit. For more
information or to make a do-
nation to Feltman's fund raiser
call the restaurant at 714-6169.


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"The Journey" at St. Croix's CMCA

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John artist Janet Cook-Rut-
nik opened a new show of work on
April 16 at the Caribbean Museum
Center for the Arts in Frederiksted,
St. Croix.
The exhibition is entitled, "The
Journey," and it includes digital
photographs, videos and paintings
all dealing with looking, seeing
and experiencing things in a "time
stilled" dimension.
The Journey video explores the
condition of living globally it
was shot while driving through
New York City, the Caribbean
and Africa. Still images have been
captured, printed digitally and in
some cases, painted on canvas.
Other components of this large
scale presentation include a series
called, Looking, in which dis-
carded photos are painted over to
present a mysterious narrative that
the viewer is invited to complete
in this interactive piece. Seeing,
is a series of images of stills from
videos shot while driving through
St. Croix and St. Thomas.
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show is called, Time One and a
Half Minutes. Shown simultane-
ously two video pieces, Breathing
and the Swimmer, are intended to
explore and transmit a physical
sense of a palpable but utterly ab-
stract notion time.
While living and working on
St. John since 1969, Rutnik is no
stranger to St. Croix or the Carib-
bean Museum Center for the Arts
and has been an active supporter
and participant of the art scene on

all three islands.
The exhibition, the Journey, is
funded in part by a grant from the
Virgin Islands Council on the Arts
and the National Endowment for
the Arts and is sponsored by the
Caribbean Museum Center for the
Arts. The show will be on view
until May 29.
For more information call 693-
8069 or CMCA at 772-2622. The
artist's work may also be seen on

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

A Master Plan for the Creek and Enighed Pond Facility

Lee Sterling Passes

St. John Tradewinds
Known as "Cosmic Lee" to the many friends who visited her
"gypsy caravan" by the sea for inspiration, Lee Sterling, a resident of
Coral Bay, St. John for 28 years, left her body on March 13, 2010, in
Maui, Hawaii, where she spent the last year of her life.
She is survived by her daughters, Jo Sterling and Shannon Sterling
of St. John and her son, Fincher Sterling of Maui, Hawaii; her grand-
children, Tobin Osteen, Maya Mathews-Sterling and Merina Sterling;
and her great-grandchildren, Carter and Jared Osteen.
As a gifted artist and spiritual philosopher, Lee delighted locals
and visitors with her humor, insights and art. Visits with her could
include simply laughing at her favorite quotes and stories or viewing
her latest creations from clay or cloth mongoose sculptures, silk
screened T-shirts and purses, crystal-domed paperweights filled with
tiny treasures from the sea or whimsical lamps and shades.
Lee's laughter and attention to the miraculous details in nature
made every visit a joy and often an awakening. Whether marveling
at dragon flies that danced above her lily-filled goldfish pond or help-
ing a friend through problems, Lee always viewed everything from a
Cosmic point of view.
There will be a celebration of Lee's life at Miss Lucy's Restaurant
in Coral Bay on Monday, May 3, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. As Miss Lucy's
is closed on Mondays, Lee's friends and family will share a potluck
dinner together. Please bring a dish and favorite stories to share.

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: 21

Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 17

Rapes:1 Rapes: 0

We need to master plan from our Creek Landing
to the Enighed Pond. There are a number of excellent
opportunities to improve St. John by increased utili-
zation of the space at the Enighed Pond, in conjunc-
tion with cleaning up, beautifying, and re-organizing
the downtown Creek area.
To do this properly requires master planning. At
this time, the St. John planner and the Port Authority,
with input from the St. John community, can together
help create an improved St. John.
Let's urge the Port Authority to complete the 150
parking spaces at the pond, but also to enter into a
planning process to make the best plan for both the
Creek and the Pond. St. John should not exist in hind-
sight when so many choices are available to make a
better future.
With a new enthusiasm, we are seeing St. John res-
idents offering suggestions on what could be a new
planning process. I see this involvement as a new be-
ginning crawling out of an over impacted town and a
past neglect of planning.
St. John is being given a rare opportunity to plan
the island's future. The four to five acres of vacant
land at the Enighed Pond gives us a chance to grow a
better town. With downtown Cruz Bay bursting at the
seams, this vacant land offers a chance to reasonably
plan to improve our town, the Creek, and the useful-
ness of the Pond, along with creating economic op-
portunities for our community.
Benefits for V.I. Port Authority
A moment of planning could greatly help the Port
Authority achieve a better economy as well. Since the
Enighed Pond was built, costing over $16 million,
only a few barges and a rare ship enjoy the use of this
huge area. Over two-thirds of the dock sits vacant and
unused, while the Creek is strangling with impacts.
The waters at the pond are two to three times larger
than our congested Creek waters where boats have to
float in circles awaiting their turn at Customs.
By moving the Customs Depot, the Cruise Ship
Depot, and the Inter-Island Depot to the Pond, the
Creek can be a center of economic opportunity for
the Port Authority, while creating an attractive center-
piece for our town. There is no money in depots, but
there is a great benefit in creating a marine friendly
center at the Creek.
Possible Uses for Enighed Pond
Here are some possibilities that would greatly ben-

Jeanie Cockayne's most recent words to this trag-
edy are surprisingly compassionate considering the
great loss of her son Jamie.
I applaud her for the ability to put aside hate that
would consume anyone's heart for one of compassion
for the mothers of the guilty. For Jeanie, family and

efit St. John, along with creating additional revenue
for the Port Authority. Cruz Bay can be a much bet-
ter town, both visually and economically. Some of
these are attainable with minimum effort and cost. All
should be considered for possible future implementa-
1. Move Customs and Security needs to Enighed
Pond, thus opening up the Creek Landing to profits
for the Port Authority and more access and less con-
gestion for our marine visitors.
2. Create a vendors village/fish market/amphithe-
ater/restrooms and other such uses at Enighed Pond to
replace the large unproductive and unattractive areas
of dirt.
3. In place of a remote fish market at the end of the
pond road, we could bring back the seaplane service
at this location, complete with user fees for the Port
Authority. The fish market moves to a better location
at the Vendors Village.
4. Consider having Carnival and other events at an
amphitheater at the pond. This is a much better and
larger venue than in the middle of downtown. Cur-
rently, the only parking lot available for downtown
parking is essentially lost for several weeks during
5. A boardwalk should be created both at Enighed
Pond and along the waterfront at Cruz Bay. This beau-
tifies both areas and opens the door to the benefits of a
boating economy.
6. A pump out station and boat slip rentals can be
created at the Enighed Pond with a boardwalk marina
on top of the metal seawall.
7. It may be possible to move the baseball field
from the school to the Enighed Pond using the same
landscaped site for carnival and events. The school
ball field could then be used for downtown parking so
we can have a walk-around town.
8. At the pond, there could be a car rental lot, just
like at an airport, where visitors can comfortably pick
up and drop off their cars. This will free up so much
of our downtown.
For the Port Authority, such plans create a finan-
cial gain and better management and lets the Port
Authority live up to its mission statement to enhance
economic opportunities. For all of us who live on or
visit St. John, we will have a much better town and
Steve Black, St. John

friends, this is no celebration as she says, for no one
wins. But the perpetrators of such a heinous and un-
thinkable crime must be punished appropriately for
the gravity of their crime and Justice must be served
in the name of Jamie and the rest of society.
Leeann Broad

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St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 15

Letter to St. John Tradewinds

The Roundabout Is a Bargain

I cannot help but respond to the Tradewinds letter
"Paying Too Much for Turnabout."
Studying civil, mechanical engineering, business,
having my own businesses and working in numerous
other businesses on multi-million dollar construction/
development projects, I cringed when the roundabout
project was announced, wondering how on earth were
they going to get all the utilities including electri-
cal, communications, storm drains, water, sewer and
whatever else through there without completely tying
up the island's most major intersection.
Well they did it, and had to do it the hard way -
piecemeal. Basically (said very over simplified) they
would dig the utilities in, just far enough to get so
much in place and yet still allow traffic flow. Then
they would dig up the next section while letting the
traffic flow over what they had just worked on.
All the while they had to get the grades right, the
adjacent school, public, commercial and residential
property squared away to having as little as possible
short-term and long term impact. Plus all the required
vital sidewalks, crosswalks, signage and lighting.
Most people do not realize that the complexity of
a project like this of not only scheduling functions,

but also manpower, subcontractors, materials, outside
firms like WAPA and Innovative takes precise timing
to come out "on time and within budget."
To do that a system was developed by the U.S. gov-
ernment years ago called critical path method, CPM.
It is best used in a computer-based way because com-
puters can best find the most efficient path.
I first was exposed to this and began using it de-
cades ago, and am still using computer aided cost
control methods to helping my service and retail sec-
tor clients today.
While I have not read their contract, most likely Is-
land Roads has penalty clauses for being over budget
and over time and may also have bonuses for being on
time and under budget.
Regardless, considering the countless times I have
witnessed semi trailer trucks tie up traffic backing
around that intersection, and particularly in light of
the fact that it is the first major intersection (hub) from
the Enighed Port dock and its vital St. John lifeline, I
analyze the roundabout as a real bargain!
Kudos to Island Roads and their roundabout super-
intendent Charlie.
John Levering, St. John resident


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On Tuesday, April 13, my son
and I were inspecting a parcel of
property that I own located in the
Coral Bay flat valley area. As we
were walking through the property
a large black dog came towards
I recognized the dog as Jackson,
owned by a man who was living on
an adjacent property owner's land.
I thought it was a little unusual

A Dog Story
and I had a premonition. Jackson
in previous visits had never left the
presence of his owner.
I petted Jackson on the head and
he turned around and ran back up
the trail to the adjacent property.
On arriving there he was licking
the legs of a body hanging from a
large, well-known tree on the adja-
cent property owner's land.
My worst fears were substan-

tiated. I called the V.I. Police De-
partment. I went to meet the police
up at the Coral Bay substation.
When I got back with the po-
lice, the dog was missing and I
was really worried. However I
subsequently talked to the son of
the camper and he told me that he
had Jackson. Now, Jackson is be-
ing cared for by the victim's son.
Rene A. Servant

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According to Mr. Miller...poorer people have to
pay a much greater percentage of their income to-
wards this (Medicare) fund than rich people.
This is a misunderstanding. Everybody has to pay
2.9 percent of their salary or similar income to the
Medicare fund and there is no upper limit on these
contributions, which means that richer people have
to pay much more for the same service they receive
from the Medicare later on, which is very socialistic.
Mr. Miller is right that malpractice rewards should
carry a limit. There should be definitely a limit on
"pain and suffering" which cannot be measured ob-
jectively and the reward can be anything between
$100 and $5 million.
My friend who is an obstetrician pays $200,000
a year for malpractice insurance premium because
there are too many malpractice suits against the ob-
stetricians. If the child has some mental or physical
problem later on, the obstetrician is probably respon-

sible for it according to the lawyers.
The obstetrician gets from the insurance about
$2,500 for the delivery, including the care during
pregnancy and six weeks after delivery. Office ex-
penses are not billed separately.
I am not surprised that the obstetricians refuse to
take care of pregnant wives of the lawyers to lower
the frequency of possible malpractice suits. There
should be definitely a cap on the malpractice lawyer
fee which is about 30 percent of the reward of the
malpractice suite.
Doctors have to order many expensive tests be-
cause they must practice a defensive medicine. This,
of course, increases the medical expenses and it is one
of the reasons that medical care costs so much.
However, it is hard to imagine that congress would
approve a reasonable malpractice suit reform because
the congressmen are themselves mostly lawyers.
Z. Hruza, St. John

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St. John Police Report

Emergency Land Line: 911

Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110

Police Dept: 340-693-8880

Fire Station: 340-776-6333

Saturday, April 10
12:50 a.m. A citizen r/ seeing a man with a gun in the area of
Cruz Bay. Police assistance.
5:50 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ that a female damaged
his vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.
8:24 a.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ a disturbance at the
Elaine I. Sprauve Library. Disturbance of the peace.
11:35 a.m. A St. Thomas resident r/ a break-in in Estate Adri-
an. Burglary in the third.
7:13 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with two
individuals who were not feeling well. Police assistance.
11:27 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ individuals throwing
eggs in the area of Pine Peace. Police assistance.
Sunday, April 11
5:29 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ someone on his prop-
erty. Police assistance.
8:50 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ that a male trespassed
on her business property. Trespassing.
Monday, April 12
1:34 p.m. A citizen c/r being involved in a hit and run in the
area of Fish Bay. Traffic accident.
6:30 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance. Police as-
Tuesday, April 13
3:47 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ finding a body on his
property. Suicide.
Wednesday, April 14
6:45 a.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r his business in Susanaberg
was broken into. Burglary in the third.
12:57 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance with her boyfriend. De-
struction of property, D.V.
5:35 p.m. A citizen r/ his home was burglarized. Burglary in
the third.
10:15 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/ his brother threw
a stick at him.
Thursday, April 15
No time given A citizen p/r that his house was burglarized.
Burglary in the third.
9:55 a.m. A citizen r/ someone stole his license plate from his
vehicle. Stolen license plate.
5:35 p.m. A citizen r/ money missing from her business. Em-
bezzlement, D.V.
7:17 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance at the Cruz Bay ferry
dock. Police assistance.
8:13 p.m. A citizen c/r someone trying to gain entry to his
8:29 p.m. A citizen r/ hearing a gun shot in the area of Coral
Bay. Shots fired.
10:06 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Estate Enighed. Dis-
turbance of the peace.
Friday, April 16
9:55 a.m. Avisitor from Ohio p/r her rental vehicle was struck
in an unknown location. Auto accident.

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Brown Bay Tsunami Caused by "Celebrity Solstice"

This past February 18, I was vacationing on the is-
land, and made my first trek to Brown Bay to snorkel
and explore. What a beautiful little gem of a bay, and
seemingly quite unspoiled!
Until...my friends and I and the other beach visi-
tors witnessed an awful assault.
Most of us were out on the east mouth of the bay
snorkeling in about 12 feet of water. I happened to
pop my head up just as a Celebrity Solstice cruise ship
came into view from the east.
It was moving pretty fast, and seemed kind of
close, but I don't know much about cruise ships, so
I went about my business of being awed by the un-
derwater life.
Within a minute or so I saw everything on the sea
bottom, urchins, fish, coral, and plants, bend and
tumble as if they were being hit by an underwater
hurricane. Then I realized I too was being sucked in
the same direction, out of the bay. I started swimming
hard against this huge current, but suddenly the same
current was whisking me back toward shore.
I heard someone yell something about "cruise ship
wake!!" and everyone was paddling towards shore.
We were met by an underwater wall of sand and de-
bris. Finally back on shore, we saw the water had
receded out 50 to 75 feet, completely exposing the
shallow grass beds.
Every urchin and conch and anything else from
the shallows was now stranded far up on shore. There
were no waves, just this strange slow surging back
and forth of the sea. The whole bay had become a
swirling brown soup.
All of us were pretty shook up. We were able to
gather up the urchins and baby conch (at least 50 of

them) and place them back into the grass beds as the
water cleared. I felt like I had witnessed a small di-
saster, and I knew that the same thing was probably
happening all up and down the north shore as the ship
passed by.
We ended up stopping off at the V.I. National Park
headquarters and told a young ranger about it, and
then I followed up with a letter to Superintendent
Hardgrove, asking him; was this a normal occur-
rence? Wasn't it damaging the reef? Could he help
get it stopped?
In a letter back to me, Mr. Hardgrove explained he
was able to eventually reach the captain of that ship (I
happened to snap a picture of it with my underwater
camera) to tell him what had occurred.
The Celebrity captain said he was unaware of the
effects of the ship's wake, and would reduce speed
next time he came through.
It is not clear to me if this was the normal route for
cruise ships, through that narrow channel between St.
John and Tortola. If it is, our National Park shallow
shorelines are in big trouble. If other giant cruise ship
companies use that route too, it seems like a speed
limit needs to be imposed, at the very least.
I care a lot about things like this, but I live far away
in Michigan. I am asking the St. John Tradewinds to
publish this letter, to hopefully get local people inter-
ested in helping Superintendent Hardgrove, and the
Park Service, to address this recurring damage that
the big ships are causing.
Thank you for your consideration,
Kathrine Neils
Haslett, Michigan

Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the Week

St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community's help
to solve the following crimes. Anyone who know
something, should please report it. Even informa-
tion that seems insignificant may be just what law
enforcement needs to solve these cases.
St. John
On Saturday, March 20, at about 1 a.m. while
walking from the tennis courts in Cruz Bay, a man
was struck and robbed by two black males who
were 18- to 25-years-old, medium build, and 5'6"
to 5'9". One was armed with a .38 revolver. An
iPod, cash and house keys were taken. Afterwards,
the two robbers ran toward the fire station.
St. Thomas
On Wednesday, March 31, at about 10 p.m., po-
lice responded to a report of shots fired near build-
ing 6 of Bergs Home. On arrival, police found
Khalid Guishard who had been shot multiple times
and was critically injured. At this time Guishard is
unable to tell police who shot him or why.
St. Croix

On Friday, March 26, between 5 and 7 p.m.,
a thief(s) stole a very thin aluminum Apple Mac
Book Pro laptop from a 2006 Silver Jeep Wrangler
with a soft top, which was parked near Off The
Wall restaurant in Cane Bay. The laptop is valued
at $2,500, but to its owner, who is physically chal-
lenged, the information contained is very valuable.
The minimum reward for the arrest of this thief is
Community members can submit tips on these
or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.
org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips are
completely anonymous, and the stateside opera-
tors are bilingual. If a tip leads to an arrest or the
recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weap-
ons, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid
according to their instructions.
Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers
are eligible for these cash rewards. Please note
that technology makes it virtually impossible for
anyone to trace a tip. To learn how it works, visit

Annual JESS Gala Garners $50,000 for Public School

Continued from Page 7
musicians, Thomas and the JESS
band performed to the delight of
the crowd. Several members of the
elementary choir sang a musical
selection followed by the very im-
pressive secondary choir.
JESS alumni and current Char-
lotte Amalie High School stu-
dents Javon Venzen and Savannah
Lyons-Anthony then took the mi-
crophone and recited poems to the
delight of all.
"Everyone loved having the
students take part in the gala this
year," said Francis. "That was defi-
nitely a plus and something we are
definitely going to do more of."
The annual gala followed a
different format this year with a
cash bar and a buffet-style dinner,
about which Francis heard mixed
reviews, he explained.
"The night was a fabulous suc-
cess," said the JESS principal. "We
tried something different with the
buffet and we had mixed reviews.
Some folks liked being able to se-
lect what they wanted instead of
being served a plate of food and
others didn't enjoy it so much."
During and after dinner, the
crowd was delighted by live music
from Steven Payne's Jammers HP,
which included an entertaining
lead singer who tipped his very
talented hat to Michael Jackson.
With live and silent auctions
and numerous raffles up for grabs,
many members of the audience
went home with exciting prizes.
None perhaps more so than Rog-
er Harland, broker and owner of

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St. John resident Toni Lacer gets her photo taken with
"celebrity waiter" St. John Administrator Leona Smith.

Tropical Properties, Inc., who of-
fered the winning bid for dinner
with Governor John deJongh at
Caneel Bay's inimitable Turtle
Bay Estate House wine room.
The funds raised at the gala
this year have been earmarked for
purchasing and installing a new
electronic marquee for the school,
retrofitting the school gym, con-
structing a playground for the el-
ementary school and establishing
an annual scholarship fund, ac-
cording to Francis.
While last year's funds garnered

from the 12th annual gala have yet
to be spent, the school is work-
ing toward issuing requests for
proposals to upgrade the kitchen,
Francis previously told St. John
"Work on the kitchen improve-
ments is on-going," Francis said.
"We do hope to get started on that
The JESS fundraising gala
committee extended thanks to all
its supporters especially to major
sponsor Caneel Bay Resort, Fran-
cis added.

Reef Fest Film Night Scheduled for Thursday, April 22

Continued from Page 10
ing mini-film festival.
"Seas of Change: Spawning Ag-
gregations of the Virgin Islands,"
the 2006 educational documentary
by Tim Kelly and Perry Pickert
about science, management and
socio-economic aspects of spawn-
ing aggregations in the USVI and
the disappearing Nassau Grouper,
will follow Simonsen's documen-
"The film takes place largely
in St. Thomas and includes recent
footage of fisherman in French-
town who have fished these wa-
ters for many, many generations,"
McQueen Roberts said. "This is a
really local film and we will get to

see interviews of St. Thomas fish-
erman giving their feedback and
To conclude the evening, Karl
Pytlik of the Friends and Jessica
Hornbeck of NPS will provide
an update on the invasive lionfish
posing a threat to the Virgin Is-
lands underwater world.
"They will show a film clip of
lionfish footage and Jessica will
have a preserved specimen to ob-
serve while Karl will show people
how to make a lionfish marker,"
McQueen Roberts said.
The free movie night is open to
every one, and while The Market-
place is providing the space and
chairs for the event, McQueen

Roberts is encouraging people to
show up early for prime seating.
"We have consistently had 50
to 100 people at our free screen-
ings," she said. "And we expect
a good turnout because we know
many people will be curious to
see Steve Simonsen's footage so it
would be a good idea to show up a
bit early."
Island students will also be able
to learn how they can help protect
the reefs at the 2010 Earth Day En-
vironmental Fair this Friday, April
23, at the National Park ball field
in Cruz Bay where St. John Film
will air educational and entertain-
ing short films from 9 a.m. to 1

St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 2010 17

Watershed Restoration Project

Continued from Page 2
nation's role in securing the
funding to improve watersheds
throughout the Virgin Islands.
"We were one out of only
50 projects to be awarded these
funds," said Capeheart. "This is
a significant achievement and
a benefit to our island commu-
nities to protect our habitats,
improve our infrastructure and
create jobs. I look forward to
making things happen through
When local and federal gov-
ernments work together with
community organizations, ev-
eryone benefits, explained NO-
AA's deputy assistant adminis-
trator for regulatory programs
Samuel Rauch.
"It's the collaborative nature
of these projects which makes
them a success," said Rauch. "A
healthy economy and a healthy
environment go hand in hand.
Investing in our coastal habitats
benefits tourism opportunities,
out of work fishermen and em-
ploys skilled laborers."
A major part of the NOAA
grant process was having
.lso\cl ready" projects which
were able to get started as soon
as funding became available,
Rauch added.
"Shovel ready projects like
these are especially important
since we're still recovering from
the worst recession this country
has seen since the Great Depres-
sion," said Rauch. "Shovel ready
projects get people to work and
protect the environment."
In addition to reducing the
sediment load in the Coral Bay
watershed, the coastal restora-
tion project could serve as a
Caribbean-wide model, Rauch
"This will set a model for fu-
ture watershed projects across
the Caribbean and nation-wide,"
he said. t\ i learn here we
want to use nation-wide."
On his way to the Coral Bay
ceremony, deJongh was remind-
ed how beautiful the area is, ex-
plained the governor.
"This is a very beautiful
place and we must protect it
while balancing growth and
development," said deJongh.
"This grant is a tremendous ef-

fort toward that objective. What
we're trying to achieve is mea-
sured growth."
Hiring St. John principle
planner Stuart Smith and mov-
ing ahead with several other
projects are all part of the "mea-
sured growth" the island needs,
deJongh explained.
"Our hope is that by hiring a
principle planner for the island
of St. John, that growth will be
advantageous and growth that
takes us forward," said the gov-
ernor. "Frank Powell Park RFPs
going out soon, creating park-
ing in Cruz Bay and repairing
roads on the South Shore are
all part of what is taking place.
We couldn't be here without the
NGOs and private sector part-
"We can move this island for-
ward by coming together," said
deJongh. "By working together
we can overcome any hurdle."
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger also applauded the
cooperative effort which result-
ed in the project.
"I applaud all the agencies
who are working together for
this project," said the senator at
large. "Today we are breaking
down walls and linking arms
to protect the beauty here. We
have many treasures here the
people, the culture the climate,
the land and sea and let's
keep all of them in tact."
After the ceremony at the
Coral By Agriculture Station,
the group walked down King
Hill Road to a site where tak-
ing out a simple knee wall is
expected to considerably reduce
the amount of runoff that usu-
ally flows down the road to the
Local dignitaries and NOAA
officials were met at the site by
third graders from Guy Ben-
jamin School, who helped of-
ficially launch the watershed
restoration project.
Other dignitaries at the event
included DPNR's Dept of Ag-
riculature Commissioner Louis
Petersen, Department of Sports,
Parks and Recreation Commis-
sioner St. Claire Williams, De-
partment of Public Works Com-
missioner Darryl Smalls, and
Attorney William Blum.

18 St. John Tradewinds, April 19-25, 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.

Thursday, April 22
The Criminal Victims'
Compensation Commission
will celebrate Crime Victims'
Rights Week from April 18 to
the 24. On Thursday, April
22, there will be a candlelight
vigil at Cruz Bay's Frank Pow-
ell Park from 6 to 9 p.m. For
more information on how to
participate, contact Sansara
Cannon at 713-1612.
As an awe-inspiring kick
off to the 2010 Reef Fest and
Earth Day celebrations, the
free film night will air three
brief films about protecting re-
sources in the Virgin Islands on
Thursday evening, April 22, at
7 p.m. on the third floor of The
Friday, April 23
V.I. National Park and
Friends of VINP will host Earth
Day events, which include the
2010 Earth Day Environmental
Fair on Friday, April 23, from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the V.I. Na-
tional Park ball field.
Saturday, April 24
The 2010 ADDY Awards,
presented by the American Ad-
vertising Federation (AAF) of
the U.S. Virgin Islands, will

take place on Saturday, April
24, 2010 7:00 p.m. at Prior-
Jolleck Hall, at Antilles School
on St. Thomas.
Sunday, May 2
Join Friends of V.I. 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 Non-
point Source Pollution Confer-
ence 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 cel-
ebrate Wagapalooza's tenth
anniversary on Saturday, May
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 Win-
ston Wells ball field from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

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

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

Alateen Meetings
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from
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Large 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
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if necessary.

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ceiling fans, microwave,
security lights, spacious
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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.
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Caribbean views. $295
up. Financing possible,
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Two cottages, 1BR 2BA
and 1BR 1BA in Coral Bay
completed 12/07, income pro-
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solar HWH, outrageous
views, main site still avail-
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Antonette 340.776.1179.

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Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

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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.

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
coralbaycommunitycouncil.org and apply via email.
Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

U.S. Military Generator 4 Commercial Morbark
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recently overhauled total time, Cat diesel, self-
Large capacity 240 vault contained. Ready to clear lots
system Will run either large & small. $17,500 new
house or business call + $1,650 shppg. $10,500.
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Charter Boat Items For Sale: cellular credit card proces-
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nylon, 3/8"dacron; Racor fuel filter; hatches, hoses, lots of
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Baha'i Community of St. John
For information on Devotions and Study
Circles, please call 714-1641
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.

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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tel. 1-800-348-8444
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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
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#1 Mortgage Lender in the VI
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Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
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tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628
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tel. 643-6348
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tel. 340-715-2666
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tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
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tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
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Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

Fish Trap Restaurant
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tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays

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tel. 693-7755
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Governor deJongh's signature last week cleared another hurdle in the
move to relocate the post office, above, to a Boynes family-owned site
near Pond Mouth Road.

Governor Finalizes Grande Bay, Post Office Rezonings

Continued from Page 6
through the Legislature and the governor's
"It's great," said family spokesperson
Cheryl Boynes-Jackson. "We're glad the
governor approved the rezoning. We're go-
ing to finalize information with the post of-
fice, and then we'll go forward from there."
Boynes-Jackson said she hopes construc-
tion will be the next phase in the years-long
process toward building a new post office
for Love City.
Barshinger gave the rezoning his blessing

once he was satisfied that neighboring prop-
erty owners approved of the Boynes fam-
ily's zoning change. The senator at large last
week wrote to Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen asking her to call a hearing for
the U.S. Postal Service to present its plans
to the public.
"That way, people can comment on
whether it's going to work for us," said
Barshinger. "We have a planner, and we
want to use him. We're pretty good at en-
visioning our town; we just have to ask for
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Bay Make an Offer. One acre subdividable parcel on Bordeaux ML with great views for $1.1M
-Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income with this
aprtrent/sludao duplex. Good Neighborhood, quiet area. only 5 minutes to town and walking
distance to Pine Peace School Property is non-conormiing. $375,o00

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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.
CRUZ BAYTOWN -Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, /2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/ ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS Outstanding views. $325K & $415K.
LEINSTER BAY 2 lots on Johnny Horn Trail. $225K
& $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.


Holiday Homes of St.
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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.
BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs
in private setting.
Panoramic views
over harbor to
BVIs. Charming
brick courtyard,
lush tropical
landscaping, and
$1.275.000 Excellent rentals.

* Privacy is para-
porary gated estate
features open floor
plan with extensive
common areas, 2
pools, luxuriousmas-
ter suite, 6 additional
bdrms. Private dock.
$6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay).
from this unique, masonry & stone
custom crafted, gated villa with pan-
oramic water
views. Flex-
ible floorplan
features 4
bdrms plus
$1,200,000 cottage.

"Imv-iNUwLL", a reter uay villa OT clas-
sic style.
4 Bed-
4.5 baths,
walk to the
beach and
make this
a super
$5,750,000 package.
impressive water views to St. Thomas,
good breezes, Caribbean style with cen-
ter court-
yard & pool,
large cov-
ered ga-
zebo, lush
ing and a
$995.000 flat yard!

1"CAA UL.L baL" tiegant 4 Dearoom
villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy
and includes amenities such as a spa,
pool and
home of-
fice. Spa-
decks offer
views from
sunrise to
$3,995,000 sunset.
BUY! 4 bedroom private rental home-
down island
&Coral Bay
Turn key!
now priced
$899,000 to sell.

"UALLUM ruiNI 5bAVIbW" great
location for development, walk to beach
Sand town!
Masonry 2x2

allows for con-
dos or com-
$2,999,000 mercial uses.
fordable home with income producing
apartment has ocean & mountain views,
r extensive
with hard-
wood ac-
cents and
an open
$425,000 floor plan.

"rUINLIANA" is an Islana classic
home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
rental with
one of the
best views
of the south
$2,300,000 shore.
"GALLOWS POINT" 3 premier
upper &
9-A lower)
each with
dec k
$1,400,000,$1,275,000 Walk to
&$1,200,000. town!

"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division,
"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $274,900 roads. 3 from $335,000
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 "LsOVANGO CAY Waterfront & hillside properties;
upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads,
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle V2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 "CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to
Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St.
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $475,000 Thomas west views. From $425,000.
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded accessto waterfront $ 595,000 views ranin from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern
coast to Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000gret
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road,
underground utilities. From $285,000 stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000
undergroundPETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000viewbetween. P s over the North Shore BVI & cays
cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000.

private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood,
awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details.

"HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-
dividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS!
Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable
waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots
available from $699,000
views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone
walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral
Bay. 12 lots from $399,000

Ask about "MUST SELL
Call or email today for info!

a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
Magnificent views and sunsets
from 3 homes with all amenities,
pools w/waterfalls and spas.
Deeded 1 month ownerships
from $69,000.
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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VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence exudes
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000

BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub
overlooking Rendezvous Bay, Caribbean cute
popular vacation rental $699,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs,
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers
privacy. $1,499,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool &
panoramic views. Zoned R-4. $2,950,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
see the impressive recent renovations $1,095,000.
VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa nearing
completion. 4 master suites, top shelf furnishings,
granite counter tops & travertine floors. $3,450,000
AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views,
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located
in the main building, plus private self-contained
guest cottage $1,950,000

LA BELLA VITAj0 1 r villa in the
Virgin Gran hIrT a/c identical master
suites & breathtaking views of STT. $2,250,00
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
while gazing out upon excellent bay views
Lush tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
COTTAGE One of the least expensive
homes on the market! Great starter home with
room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit
masonry home also available. $279,000
QUACCO Brand new bath masonry
home in F ~qc Ig Great views
with many Sl, Sleeps 12. $1,600,000

AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA
Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof,
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000 1800 views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000
Belvedere Commanding views, year-round compound located in Spice Hill, knock our
sunsets, pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. socks off views, 5 BR + guest cottage. 2
$2,750,000 acres. $1,950,000.
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in
pool villa. Set privately in lush gardens, Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1
fenced yard, boarding greenspace. 2-car acre. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate!
garage $1,499,000 $2,395,000
UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled
views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
upper level. Lower level has 2 BR, living area & hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000
kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675,000 MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany
ADURO Cute Caribbean cottage in a throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2
tranquil setting. Water views. 3BR/2BA on .27 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000
acres. All offers considered.$599,000. MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry
BLUE CARIBE Successful short term home overlooking Carolina Valley Ideal starter
rental home with gourmet kitchen and with home w/2nd unit for rental income $679,000
views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000 Adjacent cottage available for $279,000

to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA
with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000

BAREFOOT New 2 bedrooms,1.5 baths
guest cottage in quaint neighborhood. $599,000.
construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites.
RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving
board, & wet bar). Mature landscaping.
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from
the water. Paved roads & u/g utilities.
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000

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St. Johnians, Are you interested in creating
a world with less cancer? The STT/ STJ Unit invites
you to a planning meeting for Relay For Life St. John.

> Join us on Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 5:30 pm
at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay.

Come out and help in the fight against this dreaded disease.
See you there!


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