Title: St. John tradewinds
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April 26-May 2, 2010
Copyright 2010


The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Delory "Ital" Anthony
shows off his collection
of hand-crafted art
works, jewelry and
sculptures made from
local materials to
students during the
Friends of V.I. National
Park's Earth Day Fair on
Friday, Aprl 23.
- Story on Page 2

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Adam Lynch

With Delays,
Still On Time
Page 3
Reported in
Carolina and
Hansen Bay
Page 3
Roadway Group
Wants Island's
Roads Striped,
New Roads Open
Page 5
Danish Students
Uncover Mysteries
at Haulover Ruins
Page 7
Soma Crew Breaks
Around St. John
and Around Tortola
Race Records
S Pages 4 and 11





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2 St. John Tradewinds, April 26-May 2, 2010

GBS students look
on as a WAPA official
demonstrates the danger
of live electrical wires at the
Friends of VINP Earth Day

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Adam Lynch

St. John Students Celebrate Earth Day

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. National Park ball field
was full of students taking part in
Friends of VINP's Earth Day Fair
on Friday, April 23, while con-
spicuously absent from this year's
annual fair were plastic water bot-
Thanks to an anonymous do-
nor, Friends of VINP distributed
BPA-free reusable water bottles to
students from all St. John schools.
Sporting the logo "Plastic is Dras-
tic," created by Friends of VINP
program coordinator Audrey Penn,
the bottles were a huge hit with the
young crowd.
Several face painters had their
hands full all afternoon as students
patiently waited in line to get im-

ages fish, planets and turtles paint-
ed to their cheeks.
Members of the Recycling As-
sociation of the Virgin Islands, St.
John chapter were on hand dem-
onstrating aluminum can crushing
and recycling techniques. Gifft Hill
School high school students cre-
ated a simulated REEF fish count,
helping the youngsters identify
different species of fish.
Children in every grade were
delighted to shake hands with
Seamore the sea turtle, First-
Bank's Kid Club mascot. Students
also made recycled art with mem-
bers of the Unitarian Universalist
Fellowship of St. John, watched
Maho Bay Campground officials
bake cookies in a solar oven and
got to play on Solar Supply's car.

Ital Anthony demonstrated how
to craft beautiful pieces of art and
functional jewelry from locally
found materials.
With questionnaires to fill out,
students had to go to each of the
more than 20 booths to find the an-
swers to the trivia questions.
"I learned that when you take
care of the environment, you make
the world better for everyone,"
said Davon Alfred, a fifth grader at
Guy Benjamin School.
Officials from the St. John Film
Society, V.I. Environmental Sta-
tion, Environmental Protection
Agency, Department of Planning
and Natural Resources, Water And
Power Authority and the Univer-
sity of the Virgin Islands were also
on hand to share information.

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IGBA Meeting Scheduled for Apr. 27
The Island Green Building Association will have its monthly
meeting on Tuesday, April 27, on the third floor of The Market-
place, starting with a social at 5 p.m. followed by the meeting from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Gary Ray of the University of the Virgin Islands and Virgin
Forest Nursery, will discuss serious threats to local natural com-
munities via importation of plant pests from the international nurs-
ery trade.
Ray will discuss his ideas on closing the energy loop with plant
propagation by combining solar power, air and surface water col-
lection, and composting to provide both plant media and nutri-
The public is invited to learn about protecting the indigenous
natural heritage of Virgin Islands plants. Call 227-1110 for more
information or visit www.igba-stjohn.org.

UUF of STJ Plant, Bake, Art Sale May 1
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John is sponsoring
a plant sale, bake sale and arts and crafts sale in the Cruz Bay park
on Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The second edition of "Island Housekeeping, Living Green in
the Islands," produced by the fellowship, will be also be available
at the event.

Beach-to-Beach Practice Swims May 2
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
Beach-to-Beach Power Swim 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 visit www.friendsvinp.org/swim or call
779-4940 for more details and to register.

St. John Montessori Open House May 8
The St. John Montessori School is hosting an open house on
Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The school's director Debra Polucci and current parents will be
available for questions and the classroom will be open for informal
tours. Come learn what a Montessori school can offer children.
The school is now enrolling children ages two-and-a-half
through six. St. John Montessori is fully accredited by the Asso-
ciation Montessori International.
Bring the children to make a free gift for Mother's Day. Re-
freshments will be provided. The school is located at the John's
Folly Learning Institute, just before Estate Concordia.
St. John Montessori is currently enrolling students for the fall,
but space is limited. Call 775-9594 for more information.

Summer Food Service Jobs Available
Ester Lynch Izaak acting director for the St. Thomas-St. John
school district lunch program, announced last week that the Sum-
mer Food Service Program will operate from June 28 through Au-
gust 6, 2010.
Persons interested in employment can obtain applications at the
school lunch office located in Sub-base. The deadline to submit an
application is Friday, May 7.
Groups, organizations or individuals who will operate sites for
summer 2010 and wish to participate in the program can also ob-
tain applications from the school lunch office. For more informa-
tion call 774-8070.

St. John Tradewinds, April 26-May 2, 2010 3

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Adam Lynch

As the Cruz Bay roundabout nears completion, terracing has replaced the old Texaco
station, above, and lane markers have been erected, at left.

Despite Delays, Roundabout Completion Still On Time

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Local contractor Island Roads
is still expected to finish the Cruz
Bay roundabout project ahead of
schedule, despite facing delays of
several months while waiting for
utilities in the area to be buried.
The latest delay encountered
during the nearly two year-long
construction process occurred
when Island Roads had to wait for
Innovative to pull its cables, mov-
ing telephone and cable television
wires underground.
"The V.I. Water and Power
Authority is finished pulling their
wires and cables, and we're just
waiting on Innovative to do the
same," said Department of Public
Works Materials Program Manag-

er Thomas Jones. "Once they get
that done, we can move the over-
head utilities underground."
DPW elected to bury all utilities
in the area during construction of
the roundabout.
Once the utilities are buried,
workers are prepared to put down
the wearing course, which is the
final paving. Island Roads origi-
nally considered shutting down
the entire intersection and doing
the wearing course overnight, as
it's ideal to put down the last coat
of pavement all at once; however,
it will likely be done in several
phases over the course of a few
days, explained Jones.
"Although it would be the ide-
al thing to do, there's no way we
could shut down the whole round-

about," he said. "We'll probably
do a revolving road closure, and it
will be stretched out over a two- to
three-day period."
Aside from the final coat of as-
phalt, workers only have to put on
the roundabout's finishing touch-
es, including signage instructing
motorists how to traverse through
the circle.
The old Texaco gas station was
removed, and the area has been
planted; however, after some input
from the community, shade trees
and a park bench may be imple-
mented in that area.
Plans for a sidewalk to be con-
structed along Centerline Road
from the Islandia building head-
ing eastward are still in the works,
but the sidewalk will likely not

be done as part of the roundabout
project as previously expected.
"We thought we had more
money than we do," said Jones.
"We're hoping to get the sidewalk
in on the safety program project
on Route 10, where we're going
to replace signage and repair a
lot of the guard rail. The sidewalk
project will go forward, it's just a
matter of which project it will be
a part of."
Looking back on the nearly
two-year conversion of the confus-
ing five-pronged Cruz Bay inter-
section to a functional roundabout,
Jones said he is pleased with the
entire process. DPW encountered
minimal complaining and no sig-
nificant setbacks during construc-

Rash of Burglaries Reported in Upper Carolina and Hansen Bay

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After enjoying a relatively crime free few
months, a rash of burglaries were reported in
the Coral Bay area last week.
A total of nine burglaries in Estates Upper
Carolina and Hansen Bay on the island's East
End were reported to V.I. Police Department
officials on the same day, Wednesday, April 21,
between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Based on information gathered at the crime
scenes, VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren
Foy believed that one person was responsible
for all of the burglaries.
"This suspect is sending some type of mes-

sage either against the police department or
residents in the area," Foy said on Friday, April
The suspect entered all of the homes through
unlocked doors, by prying open a window or
by removing louvers and then unlocking doors,
according to information from the VIPD.
Most of the homes were ransacked and food
was taken and eaten. Before leaving several of
the homes, the suspect turned on the water and
plugged the drain in sinks, flooding the homes,
according to VIPD spokesperson Melody
"Some homeowners reported that nothing
was stolen from them while others reported

that passports, birth certificates, jewelry and
electronics were stolen from the homes," said
Forensic evidence has been collected from
the crime scenes and sent for comparison,
VIPD Chief Foy added.
Patrols have been increased in the area and
the community is urged to be watchful and re-
port all suspicious individuals.
Anyone having information on these bur-
glaries is urged to call the VIPD's Leander
Jurgen Command at 693-8880, the Criminal
Investigation Bureau at 715-5522, 715- 5516
or 714-9834. Residents are also urged to call
Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS.

"I am very proud to know that
the community was really be-
hind it," said Jones. "Everybody
seemed to have the foresight to put
up with the construction because
they knew it would be something
good in the end. We'll be glad to
be able to turn it back to the pub-
Jones estimated the project
would be completed in the next
few weeks, likely ahead of the July
closure of the contract.


Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ................... 19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ...............18
Ferry Schedules ............... 20
Letters ......................... 14-15
O bituaries ......................... 16
Police Log ......................... 17
Real Estate ....................21-23

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Yacht Club hosted the annual Around St.
John Race on Sunday, April 11, under sunny skies and
heavy winds.
With a steady 20 to 25 knots of breeze, captains of
boats in both the non-spinnaker and multi hull classes
had their hands full.
"The start was very exciting with six non-spinna-
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north side of the island," said SJYC's Frank Addison.
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Road] which is six miles. It can be made

a major road from the start, it's not that

steep the grade is easier.
Norm Gledhill, Chairperson, St. John Roadway Advisory Committee

Roadway Advisory Committee Sets

Ambitious Agenda for Its Second Year

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Since forming a little more than
a year ago, the St. John Roadway
Advisory Committee has set a
far-reaching agenda and members
hope to realize some of their goals
in the coming months.
"The main goal when we start-
ed this was to make the roadways
on St. John safer," said commit-
tee chairperson Norman Gledhill.
"We want to make some of those
sharp covers safer and widen the
road to Coral Bay by 10 feet."
After meeting with Department
of Public Works Commissioner
Darryl Smalls, Gledhill got the
green light to from a commit-
tee and brought on board Austin
Dalmida, Edmund Roberts, Ru-
dolph Thomas, Jerry Runyon, Paul
Devine and Ira Wade.
While maintaining its dedica-
tion to improving roadway safety
on St. John, the advisory commit-
tee also has an ambitious goal.
"We're trying to keep the De-
partment of Public Works to their
word," said Gledhill. "They prom-
ised that they would stripe the
roads in November 2009.That was
not done and then they promised
it again in March 2010 with the
head saying he would even drive
the machine if he had to."
No\\ here we are in April
and we have no stripes," Gledhill
Even with the lack of a center-
line stripe, the roadway commit-
tee recommended that DPW erect
more signs on Centerline Road to
warn of blind covers and other
dangers, Gledhill added.
"There is insufficient signage
on Centerline Road to let tourists
and everyone know about sharp
turns, blind corners and upcoming

pullout areas," he said.
The group also turned its atten-
tion to making the streets of Cruz
Bay safer. One of the Roadway
Advisory Committee's first goals
was realizing additional sidewalks
in town, explained Gledhill.
"According to DPW, $100,000
has been set aside for constructing
a sidewalk from the Islandia Build-
ing up the hill out of Cruz Bay,"
he said. "The area was surveyed
and this should be ready to go. But
from what I hear they are waiting
until after the roundabout is com-
plete and then that same contrac-
tor will install the sidewalk."
The roadway committee is also
pushing to have all crosswalks re-
painted, according to the group's
"DPW officials said all the
crosswalks were painted recently,"
said Gledhill. "But you can just
look around and see that isn't so."
In the year ahead, the group
has set an even more ambitious
agenda which includes opening
another route from Coral Bay to
Cruz Bay.
While the issue of opening roads
through the V.I. National Park has
long been discussed either via
L'Esperance from Lameshur Bay
or by completing the road from
Lameshur up to Bordeaux Moun-
tain Road the Roadway Advi-
sory Committee is forging ahead
and hoping to gain the attention of
the Department of the Interior.
"The island has developed in
the past years since we've had the
donkey days and Coral Bay is de-
veloping faster than anywhere,"
Gledhill said. "There has to be an-
other access to Coral Bay in case
of disaster. Right now there is only
one road out of Coral Bay."
"If there is a storm or another

natural disaster and Centerline
Road is closed, there is no other
way to get people out of Coral Bay
or help people in Coral Bay," said
Of the two main suggestions for
road openings, connecting Estate
Mandhal to Estate L'Esperance
which connects to Centerline
Road near Estate Catherineberg
is the better option, according to
"One idea is to open 107 [South
Shore Road near Lameshur] to
108 [Bordeaux Mountain Road],"
he said. "It's not very far of a dis-
tance, but it's very steep and there
are some serious switchbacks
which would not be conducive to
heavy traffic or safety vehicles on
the road."
"The other idea is to open 107
right through to L'Esperance to
Route 10 [Centerline Road] which
is six miles," said Gledhill. "It
can be made a major road from
the start, it's not that steep and the
grade is easier."
The St. John Roadway Adviso-
ry Committee has met with VINP
Superintendent Mark Hardgrove
and Department of the Interior
desk manager Basil Ottley, Gle-
dhill added.
"We have opened dialogue with
the Department of the Interior and
we hope to be able to continue that
conversation," he said. "The roads
we are talking about are owned by
the local government."
Throughout its first year and as
the group looks ahead, the St. John
Roadway Advisory Committee re-
mains committed to its original
"Most of all, our objective is to
try to improve safety on the roads
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St. John Tradewinds
The University of Copenhagen
students who come annually to St.
John to work with VI. National
Park Archaeologist Ken Wild of-
ten help piece together stories of
those who lived at the island's his-
toric estates.
This year's intern duo, however,
seems to have raised more ques-
tions than answers in their study of
Estate Haulover.
Interns Stig Rasmussen and
Signe Flygare, who are both study-
ing for masters degrees in history,
spent the time leading up to their
trip to St. John studying records
and other documents in the Danish
State Archives.
What they have found on the
ground in Haulover, however,
does not match what they expect-
ed to find based on the information
they'd gathered, explained Ras-
"It doesn't fit what we have in
the archives," he said. "In 1815,
Haulover was recorded to have 40
slaves and was one of the biggest
plantations on the East End."
The artifacts the team found
provide conflicting information:
it seems the estate was abandoned
in the 18th century, according to

VINP Archaeologist Wild.
Flygare, who focused her stud-
ies on Haulover in the 18th cen-
tury, found that the estate was
actually made up of many smaller
estates, which were conglomer-
ated in 1773. Artifacts found by
Wild and the interns, including the
remains of small shellfish which
those living at the plantation ate,
suggest the plantation was incred-
ibly poor.
"These guys were hungry," said
Wild. "They were desperate."
"If the plantation owners were
so poor, what was life like for
those who were enslaved there?"
added Flygare. "We want to get
their personal stories."
Rasmussem and Flygare re-
turned to Denmark on Sunday,
April 18, and will now delve back
into the Danish State Archives to
try to piece together those stories.
"We'll look at auction protocols
to find descriptions of the estate,
including things like how many
buildings it had and whether the
owner had a boat," said Flygare.
Despite the mystery of why
Haulover's ruins don't match what
was found in the archives, Flygare
said she enjoyed coming to St.
John to investigate Denmark's his-
tory in the Caribbean firsthand.

"It's an adventure," she said.
"You get to find things that no-
body's found before. I liked get-
ting my hands dirty."
Rasmussen, who hopes to
eventually work as a professor,
or in some other capacity sharing
knowledge with others, jumped at
the chance to get out of the class-
room and come to St. John.
"It's a wonderful opportunity to
try something different," he said.
"Aside from the mosquitoes,
no-see-ums, bees, catch 'n keep
and the humidity, I've just really
enjoyed it," added Flygare with a
smile. "I've learned so much."
The relationship between the
University of Copenhagen and
the VINP is mutually beneficial,
explained Wild. The VINP archae-
ologist can now use information
gathered by the interns to deter-
mine the time periods that other
island plantations were active.
The investigation of Haulover
was seen as somewhat of an emer-
gency, as a hiking trail recently
opened up that goes right through
the plantation ruins, explained
"If we lost these artifacts,
they'd be gone forever," he said.
"It's been a real eye opener to find
these plantations."

University of Copenhagen
students Stig Rasmussen,
left, and Signe Flygare,
center, have been on
island for the past month
helping V.I. National Park
Archaeologist Ken Wild,
right, study the ruins of a
plantation at Haulover on
the island's East End. The
two returned to Denmark on
Sunday, April 18, to further
delve into the estate's
history by examining
documents and records in
the Danish State Archives.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Adnrea Milam

Interns Uncover Mysteries

at Haulover Plantation

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St. John Tradewinds, April 26-May 2, 2010 7

VINP To Increase Protection of Honeymoon Bay with Four New Moorings

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. National Park is set to be-
gin installing four new moorings
in Honeymoon Bay for commer-
cial use as a new method to install
embedment anchors in mixed sea
floor became available.
VINP management was unable
to install moorings in the large
open area currently existing be-
tween the present moorings and
the swim area markers along the
shoreline, because of the mixed
sand and limestone substrate.
Honeymoon Bay is the first
relatively large beach with a san-
dy shore, for mariners arriving to
Virgin Islands National Park from
Red Hook or the Cruz Bay areas.
The beach boasts fringing coral
reefs accessible at each end, and
sea-grass beds (the main food
source for internationally protect-
ed green sea turtles) seaward of
the swim area.
To ensure protection of the sea-
grass beds and allow continued
use of this popular beach, VINP

management will install two blue
commercial use moorings in mid-
Later in the year, two additional
commercial moorings eastward of
these first two will be installed.
Meanwhile, two nearby moorings
with white balls will be changed
to blue in order to accommodate
four commercial vessels. Said
moorings may be considered for
overnight use after being load-
Anchoring and mooring regula-
tions at Honeymoon Bay will be
the same as it is throughout VINP.
If a vessel not holding a current
Commercial Use Authorization
permit is using a blue mooring be-
tween 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., a CUA
permitted may ask them to forfeit
use of said mooring.
If moving the vessel does not
produce a health or safety concern
for the person's on the vessel, they
must comply with the request. Ves-
sels are prohibited from anchoring
within 100 feet of any demarca-

Four new commercial use moorings will be installed at
Honeymoon Bay, above, a popular destination for boaters
and swimmers.

tion (or channel marker) buoy, and
200 feet from any mooring buoy.
Vessels 60 feet (LOA) or less
must use a mooring when avail-

able (day or night), and if anchor-
ing, must do so seaward of the
mooring field and in sand only.
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to remind boaters that Commer-
cial vessels above 125 feet (LOA)
are prohibited from anchoring or
mooring in park waters.
Private or commercial vessels
between 61 and 125 feet "length
overall" (LOD) wishing to anchor
seaward of the mooring field at
Caneel Bay (any location south or
west of Turtle Point and the Du-
rloe Cays), are restricted to the
anchoring zone, or rectangle box,
designated by the following GPS
coordinates: 18-20-34 & 64-48-
08; 18-20-23 & 64-48-08; 18-
20-34 & 64-47-48; 18-20-23 &
VINP management would like
to thank those mariners who use
moorings where available, and
those who check the seafloor to
ensure they are anchoring in sand
only before deploying their an-
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will go home
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Caribe dinghy,
at right.

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Saili Out of Coral Bay May 8 and 9
St. John Tradewinds
All three of the island's yacht clubs are gearing up for the 11th
Annual Commodore's Cup, sponsored by Budget Marine and Cru-
zan Rum, set to sail out of Coral Bay harbor on Saturday, May 8,
and Sunday, May 9.
The race is presented by the St. John Yacht Club, Coral Bay
Yacht Club and Nauti Yacht Club and includes classes in Pursuit,
CSA and PHRF. The skipper's meeting and registration will be
on Friday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Skinny Legs. Racing starts at 10
a.m. on May 8 and May 9 in Coral Bay.
The race is a fundraiser for the non-profit sea safety and sailing
program Kids And The Sea, St. John. Buy raffle tickets with all
proceeds going to KATS for a chance to win a 10-foot, six-inch
Caribe inflatable dinghy and a 15 horsepower Yamaha outboard
motor from Off Shore Marine.
Raffle tickets are available at St. John Hardware, St. John
Tradewinds and from KATS St. John students. Race entry forms
are available at Connections East and West and St. John Hardware.
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Boys 16 -18
Champion Nkosi Jones
Finalist Zavin Tatem
Girls 16-18
Champion Cajay Jacobs
Finalist Shanell Thomas
Boys 14 and under
Champion Wilbur Williams
Finalist DeVontee Anthony
Girls 14 and under
Champion Ngozi Jones
Finalist Dannyqua S Ali
Boys 12 and under
Champion Jordan Lawrence
Finalist Wilbur Williams
Girls 12 and under
Champion Aariyah Athanase
Finalist Deleah Hodge
Boys 10 and under
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos

Winning siblings Nkosi
Jones with Balyce Anthony,
above, and Ngozi Jones
with Gilbert Sprauve, below.

St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Tennis As-
sociation (VITA) Junior Tennis
Tournament which was hosted
April 16 through 18, at the Wes-
tin Resort and Villas was nothing
short of spectacular.
All of the players competed
well, displaying great athleticism
and amazing sportsmanship. Ev-
eryone has heard the expression
"keeping up with the Joneses," but
this weekend, no one in the boys
16 to 18 division could keep up
with Nkosi Jones who captured
the championship trophy in his di-
Not to be outdone by her older
brother, Ngozi Jones took home
the girls 14 and under champion-
ship trophy. Their parents Ron-
nie and Janice Jones were in the
stands cheering them on all the
way to victory.
Thanks to all the players, coach-
es, parent, volunteers and specta-
tors who came out and supported
the event.


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The Guy Benjamin
School championship-
winning baksetball
team poses with coach
Clarence Stephenson.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo
Courtesy of Clarence Stephenson

GBS Basketball Team Wins League Championship

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In only its second season in the Elementary Bas-
ketball East League, Guy Benjamin School ballers
owned the court, taking the championship game in
The GBS team won the league's championship
on Thursday, April 15, beating St. Thomas' Yvonne
Milliner Bowksy Elementary School team by a com-
manding 30 to 15.

Conrad Matthias, Courtney Matthias, Jovanie
Stephenson, Keiano Penn, K'Lan Thomas, JahHaile
Bruce, Jalen Frazer, K'Jori Christopher, Nekhori
Sprauve and Kobe Valmond GBS students in
fourth, fifth and sixth grades obviously worked
well under their new coach Clarence Stephenson.
While this was Stephenson's first year coaching the
elementary school basketball team, after winning the
championship, he promised it wouldn't be his last.
Congratulations GBS basketball team!

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ground at GHS was replaced with
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ementary and high school was
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ground equipment, explained
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office assistant.

"Our playground was almost
15 years old and it needed to be
replaced," said Murrill. "One of
our donors in the Seed for Success
program restricted their donation
for a new playground."
When students left school for
spring break on Friday, March 26,
GHS father and board member
Andrew Barlas of ABC Construc-
tion, along with other volunteer
GHS dads, got to work installing
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After Winning Around St. John Race,

Soma Shatters Around Tortola Record

St. John Tradewinds
Soma, a St John-based Formula
40 catamaran moored in Cruz Bay,
smashed the Around Tortola Re-
cord on Sunday, April 18, in the
first attempt on the Nanny Cay
Challenge announced in February.
Soma circumnavigated Tortola
and outer islands in two hours, 50
minutes and 15 seconds smash-
ing Triple Jack's record of three
hours, 33 minutes and 27 seconds
set in the PegLegs Round Tortola
Race last November.
Owners and crew Nils Erickson
and Meredith Pridgen sailed with
a crew of six friends including
Nanny Cay general manager Miles
"I've been wanting to do this
record attempt since it was an-
nounced," said Erickson. "I looked
at the forecast and when you
dream up a forecast, today was the
perfect forecast for doing the race.
A lot of north in the breeze and
yesterday there was no breeze, so
it was totally glassed over with no
swell left."
Starting off Nanny Cay just be-
fore 10 a.m., Soma sailed counter-
clockwise leaving Beef, Scrub
Island, Great Camanoe and Gua-
na Island to port before heading
down the north side of Tortola and
through Soper's Hole back up to
Nanny Cay.
The breeze was lighter than the
forecast but after a two-tack beat
up the Sir Francis Drake Channel
to Beef Island and then one more
to Scrub "it was rootin'" by the
time Soma reached the north side
of Tortola with 20 knots of solid
"There was as much breeze as
we can sail the boat comfortably
with full sail," said Erickson.
A power reach with screecher
up saw them "pegging the speedo"
at 25 knots on the way to Soper's
Hole. Soper's Hole back to Nanny
Cay was tough with "huge rumbly
puffs rolling down the hillside" in-
terspersed with no breeze at all.
Total distance point to point is
31 miles and Soma sailed 45 miles
to complete the circumnavigation
averaging 15 knots with a highest
speed of 25.4 knots.
Despite this new record, Erick-
son believes that in the right con-
ditions a good solid north wind

The Soma crew
celebrates by soaking
captain Nils Erickson.

at three knots less and sailing
less conservatively he could shave
another 15 to 20 minutes off his
However, he also believes his
record is easily beatable by such
ocean greyhound's as Tom Hill's
75-footer Titan.
"At 31 miles, you only have to
average 10 knots to beat us," said
Erickson. "Most well-sailed maxis
could do that."
Soma has also been the fastest
around St. Maarten five times, and
broke the Around St. John record
on Sunday, April 11.
As he enjoyed his record-break-
er's meal and Moet & Chandon
champagne courtesy of TICO, Er-
ickson reflected on his week.
"That's a good week," he said.
T\\ o records in a week. Little re-
cords but records nevertheless."
The entry fee of $250 was do-
nated to VISAR.
The Nanny Cay Challenge is
an all-comers event for multihulls
and monohulls. The monohull time
to beat of four hours, 15 minutes
and five seconds, was set by Dave
West's Jurakan, a Melges 32.
Competitors must attempt the
record anti-clockwise and round
Beef, Scrub, Great Camanoe and
Guana Island to port. An entry fee
of a $250 donation to a BVI char-
ity of the challenger's choice, in-
cludes two night's dockage (before
and after attempt) at Nanny Cay.
As with most sailing events, the
reward is in the taking part and
bragging rights but record break-
ers are able to celebrate their feat
with a free dinner at PegLegs for
up to 15 crewmembers and a jero-
boam of champagne compliments
of Nanny Cay Marina. They'll also
get their name on the trophy which
will be on display year-round in


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New Owners Amy and Tom Larson

Bring Experience, Laughs to Sadie Sea

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While Amy and Tom Larson
have only been plying local waters
aboard their charter boat Sadie Sea
for less than a year, the two have
logged enough nautical miles to
fill a lifetime of mariner's dreams.
Today the Larsons take groups
of up to 37 on snorkel adventures,
sunset cruises and more aboard the
37-foot Lindsey trawler moored
in Cruz Bay. It was just about
this time last year when the two
stopped in the harbor for what they
thought would be a short visit on
their way north.
"We stopped here to get grocer-
ies and maybe a job and then we
bought Sadie Sea," said Amy Lar-
"We had a friend who used to
work on the boat, so we thought
we'd say hi to the owner and see
if he needed any help," said Tom
Larson. "He wasn't interested in
that, but he was interested in sell-
ing the boat."
Not able to secure funding, the
Larsons were set to leave for South
Carolina but decided to meet with
the boat owner one last time.
"We had made reservations at
a marina in Charleston and were
all packed up," said Amy Larson.
"The night before we were going
to leave, we were having a drink
with the owner and made one last
offer and he said okay."
Living in the moment has prov-
en more than successful for the
Larsons it is what brought them
around the world and to the shores
of St. John.
The couple first met in Cali-
fornia shortly before Tom retired
from the U.S. Coast Guard. Not
long after getting married by Elvis
in Las Vegas, the couple set sail
on a four-year, almost-around-the-
world adventure.
Heading out from San Francisco
Bay, the pair sailed their 35-foot
Yorktown sloop Sandpiper down
the California coast to Half Moon
Bay, which was Amy's first taste
of sea life, and sea legs.
"The day we left on our big
cruise was the first time I sailed
on the ocean," said Amy Larson.
"I had already sailed in San Fran-
Continued on Page 17

St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Bradley Joel

Tom and Amy Larson are the new owners of Sadie Sea.

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Waste and Energy: Green Technology for the Virgin Islands

Contemplating this article, this Earth Day, I am sadly and soberly reminded of the Authority's waste water public education campaign where the young child is heard earnestly
inquiring of her grandma, 'Where does it go?" referring to the disappearing liquid waste contents of a recently flushed toilet. Her grandma replies to the Wastewater Treatment
Plant where it is properly treated and discharged to the ocean. Unfortunately, when solid waste "disappears" from the curbside or the bin site, she must reply to the question
"where does it go?" by saying "to the Bovoni (or Anguilla) Landfill where they are constructing a new mountain and covering it with dirt to camouflage the environmental
disaster brewing underground in hopes that one day we will figure out what to do about it."
Waste diversion can claim an appreciable amount of the waste stream for recycling or reuse. Recycling of diverted waste gives new life to wor and used materials and
reduces the energy and associated pollutants required to manufacture the same product again. Diverted waste materials can also be remanufactured into a different new
product. In essence recycling recaptures energy "stored" (used) during the manufacturing of the product. Recycling is a green technology.
Reuse of diverted waste, on the other hand, extends the product's useful life in an alternate function and merely postpones disposal. Ideally, if recycling and reusing products
continued in perpetuity, we could conceivably approach zero waste. Yet, zero waste has not even been achieved in the nations with the most advanced and aggressive
recycling programs. Thus, ultimately, we still MUST treat or dispose of solid waste which cannot be or is not recycled or reused in some manner.
The energy "stored" in solid waste disposed in landfills in the form of methane gas can be recovered through landfill gas to energy systems. To meet the Clean Air Act
requirements, landfill gas is collected and controlled by flaring to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At more than 22%, methane gas from landfills is the largest contributor to
greenhouse gas emissions. Landfill gas to energy is a green technology. Are new landfills the way to go, then? NOT in America's Paradise! Our insular nature, limited land
space, and treasured environmental resources require a much more sustainable and thoughtful solution that ensures and maintains our healthy quality of life.
Based on input from members of both Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) in St. Thomas and St. Croix, in 2006, our sustainable Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan
would combine waste-to-energy technology with a 20% waste diversion target. Data and evidence show that nations globally enjoy greater recycling rates when teamed with
complementary WTE plants. Denmark boasts a recycling rate greater than 25% and as much as 50% with 29 WTEs serving 98 municipalities and 10 more plants in the
planning and/or construction phase. Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands lead the pack in expanding and building new WTE plants in Europe while the United States lags
The Alpine waste-to-energy projects are among the first in the second wave of WTE projects to sweep the Unites States since the 1980s. These projects will achieve both
diversion and conversion goals. President Obama, the federal government, and 24 states classify municipal solid waste as a renewable energy resource making these projects
eligible for very attractive investment tax credits (ITCs). ITCs that could be obtained for these projects could bring in tens of millions of dollars in cash assets that would
significantly offset the capital or operating costs for these projects. The Alpine projects represent the intersection where green waste management and green energy meet.
Waste-to-energy is a green technology.
On April 13, 2010, the NY Times reported that in Horsholm, where they have the highest per-capita income in Denmark, that WTE plants are "both the mainstay of garbage
disposal and a crucial fuel source across Denmark, from wealthy exurbs like Horsholm to Copenhagen's downtown area. Not only have energy costs and reliance on oil and
gas been reduced but landfill and carbon dioxide emissions have also been reduced. And, further, many times more dioxin is now released from home fireplaces and backyard
barbeques than from incineration." In Europe, municipal solid waste has become a clean alterative fuel rather than a smelly and unsightly problem.
Public and political resistance to WTE plants is expected as evidenced 15 years ago when most of the 87 plants currently operating in the US were proposed and approved for
construction and operation. While the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and other powerful environmental groups may argue that WTE technology is not
complementary to recycling, it would be irrational to expect the Virgin Islands to achieve zero waste without combustion of solid waste materials that are not recycled or reused
to "recycle" (recover) energy. Indeed, with both of the territory's landfills closing due to noncompliance with regulatory requirements and the limited remaining capacity AND no
new landfill projects on the drawing board, what would the environmentalist have us do with waste that is not recycled or reused?
Quoted in the NY Times article, Nickolas Themelis, a professor of engineering and respected expert and proponent of waste-to-energy technologies at Colombia University
stated that "America's (the Virgin Islands') resistance to constructing ...new plants was economically and environmentally "irresponsible".
Air pollution from harmful emissions has been a popular factor used to condemn the only viable solution for the territory of the Virgin Islands. Volumes of emissions data for
existing waste to-energy plants that demonstrate beyond a doubt that smaller amounts of harmful pollutants are formed due to better combustion technologies and that
substantially all of those pollutants formed are removed by the best available control technologies approved by EPA and local regulatory agencies. Successful waste diversion
of special wastes and recyclables also produces cleaner emissions and ash residue for beneficially reuse. Beneficial reuse of ash is a green technology.
With large upfront capital expenditures and credit availability in the present financial market, these privately financed projects may just be our only affordable and achievable
sustainable solution. It is inconceivable that we would consider barging waste to facilities outside the territory as a primary treatment and disposal strategy. Secondary
treatment and disposal out of the territory could prove to be cost prohibitive and should only be used as emergency back stop. Annual costs for out of state disposal not only
ran New York up a tab of $307 million but also pumped large amounts of heavy greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere during long transportation hauls to out of state
Environmental laws similar to those in Europe and Asia should be drafted and passed to facilitate the development of WTE facilities and provide incentives that ensure that
materials are diverted for recycling where and when economically feasible. Paying for waste disposal through solid waste advance disposal fees and providing no cost
recycling and potentially redemption centers would increase the front end diversion of recyclables. Enforcement of the laws by the all law enforcement agencies, the collective
public participation and judicial support to uphold fines and penalties would greatly support this transition from a "free" service to user service use the service ...pay for the
The Virgin Islands Recycling Partnership is an initiative co-sponsored by the VI Waste Management Authority and the USEPA. One mutual objective is to address market
barriers to successful recycling programs for small island communities such as ours. This partnership will seek to identify means to connect with and expand recycling markets
by teaming with our sister Puerto Rico Recycling Partnership and exploring opportunities with the wider Caribbean through our continued affiliations with and by memberships
in several Caribbean organizations including the VI Govemments planned, historic membership in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).
Nonetheless, we cannot always count on transporting recyclables to off shore market as there may be times when it is neither economically feasible nor environmentally
sound. This activity could prove to be a drain on the local economy with very little local jobs created or related businesses stimulated. On island economic business
development programs and incentives are necessary to maximize the economic benefits of waste created from millions of tons of imported goods. Product stewardship
programs by manufacturers should assume transportation cost on the back haul of imported goods legislation should be drafted. EPA's own Jobs Through Recycling (JTR)
program should seek to maximize these benefits in the communities where the waste is generated to make recycling truly sustainable.
Waste and Energy are a formidable team in the Go Green campaign embraced globally and implemented locally. If one thing is clear: recycling, landfill gas, waste-to-energy
and beneficial reuse of ash are all green technologies.
Go Earth Day Go Green!

May Adams Cornwall, Executive Director

14 St. John Tradewinds, April 26-May 2, 2010

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

VIPD Officers Come To the Rescue
Dear Chief Foy,
I'm writing to you today to commend two VIPD officers, and I
hope this letter will serve to thank them yet again, and to let you know
how much help they were to us.
On February 22, 2010, my husband and I were returning home
after having dinner at Caneel Bay Resort, proceeding along the North
Shore Road toward Cruz Bay, when the car's fan belt broke.
We were creeping forward, looking for a safe place to pull over,
when a VIPD vehicle came by and offered assistance. We accepted
gratefully, and the officers followed us, making sure we got the car
safely to a turnout, up by the National Park sign.
The officers reported the incident, assisted my husband in examin-
ing the car, asked us if we had someone to call, made sure that we
removed anything we wanted from the car, made sure we had parked
safely and locked the car and, finally, offered to give us a lift home!
Again, we accepted gratefully, and were taken to our family's prop-
erty where we were met by our daughter who, along with us, thanked
the officers repeatedly.
This was a small incident, to be sure, but these officers were so
courteous, so thorough and so helpful that I didn't want it to go un-
noticed. They were Officer Venzen and Officer Tatum, (I hope I'm
spelling these correctly, it was pretty dark that night) and really, they
could not have done a better job.
I would have had this letter to you sooner, but business demands
have been pressing since our return to Los Angeles. Please, pass along
our best wishes to these officers.
Sheila Rollins

from the publisher

A very, very, fabulous Happy Birthday to my mentor SF.


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: 8
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 31
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 17

Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0

We understand that Dr. Schneider made a lot of
wonderful things for our island. He certainly deserves
our gratitude and admiration. He should be honored
by a special award, a diploma, or monetary prize for
his accomplishments.
However, giving somebody medical license for
life is a total nonsense. People change with time, get
unpredictable diseases like Alzheimer disease of the
brain, a brain tumor and anything else.
You cannot give anybody even a driver's license
forever because of possible bad vision, possible
changes caused by aging and diseases, addiction to
alcohol or drugs and anything else.
Periodic checking that the physician is perfectly

Dear Senate President Louis Hill,
I have been fascinated this week in watching your
senate hearings on television discussing the financial
condition of our islands. I highly respect your leader-
ship and handling of such an important issue.
It is therefore with great respect that I wish to men-
tion some ideas and concerns which I have concern-
ing our financial planning.
It is my hope that the senate may consider the fol-
Until there is a better financial picture for our is-
lands, I urge that all government employees who
make more than $45,000 per year have their pay be
reduced by 20 percent.
All government offices go on a four day week, ex-
cept for the schools and teachers.
All assigned vehicles to department heads and
staff, which are used as regular transportation, have
the user pays for gas and maintenance.
Investigate the Education Department personnel

The National Council on Problem Gambling esti-
mates about 1 percent or 2.5 million Americans meet
the criteria for pathological gambling (are addicted to
gambling), another 2 to 3 percent, are or 5 to 7 million
Americans, are problem gamblers.
In the late 1990s the people of the Virgin Islands
voted to allow gambling only in resort casinos under
strict supervision of the government and only on the
island of St. Croix.
Somehow against the wishes of the people, some-
one got a license to run a video gambling operation on
St. Thomas and St. John. And.....there is a great built
in penalty if the people decide to stop it.
Some senators have decided that this is a good way
to make money. So they intend to install betting ma-
chines at the race tracks on St. Thomas and St. Croix,
strategically placed to encourage local people to pour
more money into them. What are the leaders of this
community thinking?
I have a better idea, why not stop the machine gam-
bling and legalize drugs. The government could add
a 50 percent tax and the drugs could be sold in "drug

capable to treat patients is a necessity and the hospital
would not be accredited without periodic checking of
the doctors and other employees. We owe to the pa-
tients that the capacity of our doctors and other key
employees is always satisfactory.
The prepared senate law of individual medical li-
cense for life is against common sense and illegal. I
for myself would not like to be treated in a hospital
that has not be accredited by the Joint Commission,
or by an MD whose last license had been issued more
than two years earlier.
It is like drinking outdated milk.
Z. Hruza MD,
St. John

hiring. There are too many political hires in the Edu-
cation Department. At present, there are 2.3 adminis-
trative hires for every teacher that is hired. Those fig-
ures are just opposite of what a normal school system
should have.
And finally, I urge that the senate consider a unique
method for weaning many of our government em-
ployees over to the private sector.
Please consider a program whereby every govern-
ment employee hired by the private sector, that the
company should not have to pay any employment
taxes on that employee for a period of two years. This
will help companies to hire government employees
and to hire locally. I believe that this program is ev-
ery bit as important as the IDC Benefit program.
Senator Hill, I hope that these suggestions may
help in solving our financial dilemma.
Best regards,
Norm Gledhill

stores" since prescription drugs are already abused
much more than "illegal" drugs.
We could add laws against driving under the influ-
ence of drugs and police accordingly. All the young
guys would have to stay in school so they could get
a real job instead of shooting each other over drug
sales. Police officers would not be tempted to go bad
to make side money and the jails would become less
Estimates of the total overall costs of substance
abuse in the United States including health and
crime-related costs as well as losses in productivity
- is approximately $168 billion for tobacco, $185
billion for alcohol and $181 billion for illicit drugs.
If we remove the cost of crime and punishment, il-
licit drugs would be the cheaper by far. Best of all the
tourists would be the biggest customers.
We could tell the gambling machine owners that
their license is revoked and they have six months to
earn enough to pay off the penalty then the machines
have to go, while we phase in drugs.
Greg Miller

A Medical License for Life?

Financial Planning for the Territory

Let's Make Gambling Illegal Instead of Drugs

St. John Tradewinds, April 26-May 2, 2010

Letter to St. John Tradewinds

How Will We Survive?

How will the Virgin Islands survive the economic
downturn? This is the question that the senate will be
wrestling with during the next few weeks.
The governor has sent us a bill that would increase
our bonded debt to $500 million. That would put us
in debt by roughly twice as much per person as the
average state. The benefit is that the borrowing would
keep our government running despite the shortfall in
tax collections that is affecting us now and is expect-
ed to hit even harder this summer.
We may be able to borrow our way out of this eco-
nomic downturn, unlike many states. We have the
ability to pay off hefty new debts with the revenues
from the Diageo and VIRIL rum deals that are ex-
pected to begin producing revenues shortly.
There is a cost, of course. I look to the rum rev-
enues to fund capital improvements such as new
schools for Central, Adelita Cancryn, and Julius
Sprauve schools. If we pledge the rum revenues to
repay bonds, the rum money is not available to build
The Organic Act specifies that the senate has the
power of the purse-string. That is to say, that the sen-
ate determines how to spend the money. The execu-
tive branch is assigned the duty of carrying it out.
The senate in turn looks to the people to determine
the spending priorities for the Virgin Islands. Today
we are faced with some tough decisions.
Last Wednesday the governor's financial team
spent an entire day at the senate explaining the need
for borrowing. After hours of questioning them, I am
not convinced that the amount of additional borrow-
ing, $250 million, is the amount we need.
Are we tightening our belts and running the gov-
ernment efficiently? Can we do more with less? I am
not convinced that the executive branch has examined
its practices.
For example, when I probed the issue of the Sep-
tember 2009 appropriation of $1 million in order to
resolve the issue of the erroneous St. John property
revaluations, I learned that $750,000 of this amount
will be used to "reprogram computers" to send out the
2006 land tax bills at the 1998 assessments.
There is a huge question mark here. Inasmuch as
the law now states that the 2006 land tax bill shall use
the same assessment and rate as in 1998, the bills will
be identical in almost all cases. Is it thrifty to spend
$750,000 to perform this task? People who listened
to the hearing have offered to send out the bills on
contract for much, much less!
Is this example an isolated instance of inefficiency,
or are there more? Can we ask the governor to find

I wonder how much energy it
takes to use hot water for all those
quick rinses at the sink, or why we
even need hot water to rinse most
things in this warm climate.
I wonder how much energy

them and thereby rein in spending?
Senate President Hill suggested a summit, an infor-
mal working session where the financial team and the
members of the senate roll up their sleeves and look
long and hard at this issue. I think this is a good idea.
When we issue bonds it is expensive. When we
borrowed $87 million for roads and capital improve-
ments in mid-2009, I very soberly evaluated the antic-
ipated benefits against the fact that the cost of issuing
the bonds was $3.7 million, and the annual debt ser-
vice on the bonds was $9 million. Borrowing money
is very expensive and we should therefore only bor-
row what we need, after being as thrifty as possible.
Unlike Puerto Rico and the mainland, we have
been able to avoid layoffs in the VI, and I intend to
keep it that way. But something has got to give. If
we are in a financial crisis, we must take this time to
change the way we do things in government, so that
we can borrow just what we need and no more.
Lastly, I ask, "Has the rank and file Virgin Islander
seen indications that we are truly in a financial cri-
Union members are asked to stop negotiating for
wage increases, but how do they know there's really
no money?
One way that top-level managers and government
officials could communicate the seriousness of the cri-
sis would be to take a pay cut for the next 12 months,
or until we have emerged beyond the crisis.
Of course we would all rather make more money
than less money, but if there's really a crisis, leaders
must lead by example, lest the ship of state founder
on the shoals of the financial downturn.
Incidentally, I believe there is a crisis because I've
examined the financial reports. But when I put myself
in the shoes of the rank and file Virgin Islander, I can
see why some people don't know. They see govern-
ment officials behaving pretty much like they always
I and my senate colleagues must roll up our sleeves
and look very carefully at how much the government
needs in order to run, and how much we should bor-
row. Some new bonds may be necessary, but with-
out thrift and austerity measures as well, we will be
awash in a sea of debt.
I encourage all Virgin Islanders to educate your-
selves on the issues, and contact your elected repre-
sentatives with how you think we should handle the
present financial downturn.
Craig Barshinger
28th Legislature

we'd save just by reaching for the
right-hand faucet instead of the
Most of us are right-handed, and
so we carry a bar of soap or a glass
in that hand and then, because

it's "handiest" we reach for the
left-hand faucet for water when we
don't need hot water at all.
So here's an idea: save energy
- reach for the right-hand faucet!
Paula Myles

SMAY 8TH, 9-12 PM

SSt. John resident, Dan Feltman, was injured while play-
ing flag football for the Boondocks. His injuries essen-
tially destroyed his knee. He is going to be out of work
for at least 6 months and has a lengthy recovery in front
of him.

Dan's family have been influential members of our com-
munity 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 $ 1,0001

This is why we come to you. We are asking for dona-
tions of goods and/or services to help cover the differ-
ence. The St. John Revolving Fund is assisting Dan with
your tax deductible donations.

For more details involving Dan's well being or donations,
Please contact Lucas Schnell (340) 344-2700 orJen Mer-
riett (281) 796-0338. Donations may also be dropped off
at Connections, provided they are labeled. Thank you
for your support.

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An Earth Day Thought


16 St. John Tradewinds, April 26-May 2, 2010

Help Crime Stoppers USVI

St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the
community's help to solve the
following crimes. If anyone
knows something, they should
say something. Even informa-
tion that seems insignificant
may be just what law enforce-
ment needs to solve these cas-
St. John
A burglary occurred on April
13 or April 14, at a construction
site inthe area of #30 Susannab-
erg. A locked and secured con-
tainer was broken into, and sev-
eral large items were removed,
such as stair case handrails and
hardwood. Police believe that
some type of truck was used to
transport these items. The re-
ward for an arrest and recovery
of the items stolen is $2,500.
St. Thomas
On April 14 at about 3:10
a.m., an assault occurred in the
area of Kronprindsens Gade
near the Department of Labor.
Female came to assist her boy-
friend who was being assaulted
by a group of males. One of the
males then got into a car and at-
tempted to run her over. The fe-
male's leg was broken, and the
male victim was bruised and
cut during the assault.

St. Croix
On April 6 at about 8:30
p.m., 31-year-old Duane
"Bobo" Bruce of Lorraine Vil-
lage Housing Community was
found shot to death in the Estate
Constitution Hill area. Police
believe the shooter, described as
a black male, may have been in
the area before the incident and
carjacked a white Ford Bronco
at gunpoint afterwards. Anyone
who saw any black males in
the area acting suspiciously be-
tween 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.,
please provide the details.
Please help law enforce-
ment identify and arrest these
or any other criminals by sub-
mitting information at www.
CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by
calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
All tips are completely anony-
mous, and the stateside opera-
tors are bilingual.
If a tip leads to an arrest or
the recovery of stolen property,
illegal drugs, or weapons, the
tipster receives a cash reward
to be paid according to their in-
Crime Stoppers is pleased
to announce that, for the first
time ever, six of the territory's
last ten tips have come from St.
Thomas. Congratulations.

St. John Tradewinds
Erva Claire Boulon Denham,
known as E.C. to those who loved
her, passed away quietly in her
own bed, at home and with a smile
on her face on April 15. She was
92 years old.
E.C. was born in Old San Juan,
Puerto Rico, on May 12, 1917.
She was the oldest of four children
born to Erva Hartwell Boulon and
Paul Alfred Boulon. As a child she
spent many summers on St. John,
at Trunk Bay, which her parents
In 1943 E.C. met and married
John Stanford Denham in Puerto
Rico while he was working as a
civilian for the Signal Corps build-
ing RADAR stations all through
the Caribbean. John preceded his
much loved wife in death as did
her younger brothers, Paul Alfred
Boulon, Jr.; Ralf Hartwell Boulon;
and John Frank Boulon; as well as
her niece; Elizabeth Lee Stephen-
E.C. was a highly intelligent
and multi-talented woman. Be-
sides having very good business
sense, she was an artist, fashion
designer and seamstress. She was
almost always doing something
with her hands, whether it was

Erva Boulon Denham

cooking another excellent meal,
making porcelain dolls, sewing
clothes, or silk-screening designs
onto fabric.
She was an amateur horticultur-
alist and knew a great deal about
the flora of the Virgin Islands. She
was a Girl Scout leader, and in the
late 1950s, started the first Learn
To Swim program for girls on St.
E.C.'s sense of humor and love
of life knew no bounds. She was
fearless, honest, and rarely com-
plained. But more than all of these

things, her greatest joy came in
being a wife to her husband and
a mother to her daughters. There
was hardly a day when she didn't
comment about how much she en-
joyed her family.
E.C. is survived by her daugh-
ters; Erva August Denham of St.
Thomas, and Bish Denham Curtin
of Texas; nieces, Frances Diaz of
Puerto Rico, Eve Maskell of Mas-
sachusetts, and Ann Marie Sharp of
St. Thomas; nephews, Rafe Bou-
lon of St. John, and John Boulon
of Florida; as well as great-nieces
and nephews, and great-grand
nieces and nephews.
She was dearly loved and will
be sorely missed. She leaves be-
hind a legacy that will not soon
fade away, as she passed on a great
deal of wisdom to those of us who
are left behind.
As she wished, her ashes, ar-
ranged by Davis Funeral Home,
will be placed at sea by Carvel
Rock near her husband and her
A special memorial service is
planned for a later date and will be
Contributions may be made in
her name to the Girl Scouts or the
Elaine lone Sprauve Library.

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St. John Tradewinds
Helen (Diddie) Michael had no
regrets because she kissed life and
her maker deeply and passionately
throughout her life.
Arriving on St. Croix by freight-
er in 1959 with her husband, Rob-
ert, and two young children, Rich-
ard and Sharon, she proceeded to
live the adventurous and pioneer-
ing life that the Virgin Island af-
forded at that time.
Diddie and her husband built a
home, restaurant, and guest house,
Diamond Fancy, on the north shore
of St. Croix complete with mon-
keys, talking mina birds, horses,
dogs and cats.
Ever the hard-working is-
land woman, she raised her fam-
ily, cooked and baked pies on the
gallery by the sea for that nights'
restaurant menu at her beloved
Diamond Fancy, picked up visi-

Helen Michael

tors from the airport, children from
school and acted as the general
North Shore taxi for island friends
needing transportation in her old
blue Ford Econoline van.
These early years were a real
labor of love, steeped in her ap-
preciation of the island culture and

her many devoted friends.
Diddie will always be remem-
bered for the flower in her hair, the
brilliant smile that carried right out
through her eyes straight into your
heart, the fun parties that she loved
to host in Francis Bay for her St.
John friends, her fiery opinions
and her indomitable spirit. Every
life touched was kissed with her
joyous apirit.
She is survived by her children,
Richard Michael, and Sharon
Michael McKee; and her grand-
children, Jenny Michael and Jes-
sie Michael; and her many, many
friends throughout the Caribbean
and in the United States.
There are no words to express
how much she is missed by us all
or how grateful that we are to have
known her.
The family and friends of
Helen (Diddie) Michael


Erva Claire Boulon Denham: May 12 1917-April 15, 2010

St. John Tradewinds, April 26-May 2, 2010

Soma Crew Breaks Around St. John Race Record

Continued from Page 4
gating the island in three hours, 50 minutes and 19
seconds, by which time Erickson and the Soma crew
had been enjoying cocktails for almost an hour and
a half.
After using the corrected time method, ;,,,..'s
race was clocked at three hours, 28 minutes and 30
seconds. SJYC also honored Top Gun with the Cees
DeGraff award for being the first mono hull to cross
the finish line. Top Gun's elapsed time was three
hours, 27 minutes and 44 seconds.
Just as the starting line scene was a nail-biter, the
finish line was packed with excitement too, according
to Addison.
"The finish line for non spinnaker was extremely
exciting," Addison said. T\\o boats battled around
the last mark and finished very close to each other as
they fought to eke out every speck of speed to the fin-
ish line while blanketing the competitor's wind wher-

ever possible."
The conditions proved too difficult for several
boats, which dropped out of the race.
Up next for the SJYC and all three of the island's
yacht clubs is the 1 th Annual Commodore's Cup set
for Saturday and Sunday, May 8 and 9. SJYC, Coral
Bay Yacht Club and the Nauti Yacht Club will join
forces to host a weekend of sailing in Coral Bay.
The event is a fund raiser for the non-profit sailing
education program Kids And The Sea, St. John. Raffle
tickets are available for purchase for a chance to win
a 10-foot inflatable Caribe dinghy and 15 horsepower
Yamaha outboard motor.
Raffle tickets are available at St. John Hardware
and from KATS St. John students.
One of the highlights of the annual race is the sail-
off which pits the winning captain of each class in a
small laser boat. The laser sail off winner gets their
name etched onto the Commodore's Cup.

New Owners Bring Experience, Laughs to Sadie Sea

Continued from Page 12
cisco Bay and if you can sail there,
you can sail anywhere. Our first
leg was to Half Moon Bay and I
puked the entire time."
"When we got there, I jumped
off the boat, washed myself off
and said, 'Let's go,'" she said.
From Half Moon Bay, the two
headed for Mexico where they cel-
ebrated New Year's of 2006 and
decided whether to head west or
east, explained Amy Larson.
"We hadn't made the decision
which way we wanted to go at that
point," she said. "We decided that
night to cross the Pacific and head
to French Polynesia."
Sandpiper did a 28-day cross-
ing to the South Pacific, the lon-
gest trip of the Larsons' four-year
odyssey, which included calling
on ports from Tonga to Morocco.
For their Atlantic Ocean crossing,
the Larsons set out from the Cape
Verde Islands and reached Barba-
dos 19 days later.
"There were 20-foot seas and
40 knots of wind for seven days,"
said Amy Larson about the ocean
After battling nature for a week,
the Larsons then had to contend
with equipment malfunctions in
the form of a loosened mast.
"Four days out from Barbados,
the mast almost went down," said
Tom Larson. "The lower shrouds
busted off and the mast came
loose. There were four knots of
wind and we managed to rig things
so we still made it."
"We were so happy to reach Bar-

bados we stayed for four weeks,"
said Amy.
After making repairs to Sand-
piper, the Larsons cruised the
Greater Antilles and eventually
met the crew of the St. John-based
Buxom II in Antigua. Stopping by
Love City to say hello to friends
and top up their bank account, the
Larsons weren't planning on buy-
ing an established charter boat
business and making the island
But then again, things seem
to work out for the Larsons as if
every event had been carefully
orchestrated. Their cruising days,
however, are over for now. Since
buying Sadie Sea, the Larsons
have sold Sandpiper and moved
"I've been loving the land life
with the hot showers and all the ice
we can use," said Amy Larson.
Guests aboard Sadie Sea can
rest easy knowing the Larsons
have logged so many nautical
miles, handling everything from
20-foot seas to a proposed trade of
Amy for 1,000 camels.
One of only two local mo-
tor boats capable of taking large
groups, Sadie Sea is the ideal ves-
sel for wedding showers, camping
trips and birthday parties. The boat
is also available for full day, half
day, or sunset cruises and trips to
the British Virgin Islands.
With brand new snorkel equip-
ment, Sadie Sea's $60 rate for a
half-day snorkel cruise is among
the best deals in town. The ves-
sel also boasts a new paint job and

sink with running water.
"We've been putting the Tom
and Amy touches on her," said
Amy Larson. "We're pimping her
Since calling St. John home,
the Larsons have gotten fully im-
mersed in the community, working
with V.I. National Park, Friends of
VINP and the V.I. Environmental
Resource Station. The couple host-
ed VIPs for the International Rolex
Regatta and are partners with Ar-
awak Expeditions, for whom they
drop off kayak groups and gear on
Peter Island.
They are also members of the
Recycling Association of the Vir-
gin Islands' St. John chapter for
which they tend to recycling bins
at the Caneel Bay dock and Lum-
"We also serve all cans and
recycle on the Sadie Sea," said
Perhaps the most memorable
facets of any trip aboard Sadie
Sea, however, are the captain and
first mate. The Larsons' zest for
life and adventure is contagious
and every trip aboard Sadie Sea
includes fascinating conversation
and intriguing stories from these
two entertaining boaters.
"I love it when I get to go snor-
keling with folks and they get so
excited," said Amy Larson. "I love
it when they're having so much
fun. That is really fun for me."
To book a charter on Sadie Sea
call 514-0778 or for more informa-
tion check out the website www.

St. John Police Report

Emergency Land Line: 911

Emergency Cellular: 340-776-9110

Friday, April 16
1:40 p.m. An Estate Spring
Garden resident c/requesting
police assistance.
4:34 p.m. A St. Thomas
resident r/ an assault. Simple
Saturday, April 17
8:48 a.m. -An Estate Enighed
resident r/ an unknown person
on her property. Police assis-
2:10 p.m. Badge #90 p/ with
one Jah-Wada Jones under ar-
rest for violating a court order.
3:15 p.m. A Great Cruz Bay
resident c/r someone unknown
was in his home. Burglary in
the second.
10:40 p.m. An Estate Con-
cordia resident p/r that his vehi-
cle was stolen from Cinnamon
Bay parking lot. Auto theft.
Sunday, April 18
3:10 p.m. A citizen r/ that
her dinghy was missing from
Great Cruz Bay beach. Unau-
thorized use of motor vessel.
3:35 p.m. A citizen p/r that
he lost his wallet. Lost prop-
Monday, April 19
7:00 a.m. -An Estate Enighed
resident r/ a disturbance with
his girlfriend. Disturbance of
the peace, D.V
8:41 a.m. -An Estate Choco-
late Hole resident r/ his resi-
dence was broken into. Burglary
in the second.
3:50 p.m. A citizen r/ a dis-
turbance on Hill Street in Cruz
Bay. Disturbance of the peace.
Tuesday, April 20
2:18 p.m. A St. Thomas
resident r/ that his license plates
were stolen off his vehicle. Petit
7:00 a.m. A Bellevue Vil-
lage resident p/r being verbally
abused by an adult male. Distur-
bance of the peace.
Wednesday, April 21
12:05 p.m. A citizen c/r
a naked female in the area of
Enighed Lane. Police assis-
12:30 p.m. One minor male

p/ at Jurgen Command, charged
with burglary in the second and
released to his parent.
2:15 p.m. One minor male
p/ at Jurgen Command, charged
with burglary in the second and
released to his parent.
3:02 p.m. An Estate Upper
Carolina resident c/r his house
was burglarized. Burglary in the
3:27 p.m. An Estate Han-
sen Bay resident r/ her house
was broken into. Burglary in the
3:44 p.m. An Estate Upper
Carolina resident c/r his house
was burglarized. Burglary in the
4:26 p.m. An Estate Upper
Carolina resident c/r her house
was burglarized. Burglary in the
4:32 p.m. An East End resi-
dent r/ that his home was bur-
glarized. Burglary in the third.
4:45 p.m. One minor male
p/ at Jurgen Command, charged
with burglary in the second and
released to his parents.
5:04 p.m. An Estate Han-
sen Bay resident c/r her house
was burglarized. Burglary in the
5:24 p.m. An Estate Upper
Carolina resident c/r that his
home was burglarized. Burglary
in the third.
5:50 p.m. An Estate Hansen
Bay resident c/r that his house
was burglarized. Burglary in the
6:05 p.m. One minor male
p/ at Jurgen Command, charged
with burglary in the second and
released to his parents.
6:45 p.m. An Estate Upper
Carolina resident c/r her home
was burglarized. Burglary in the
Thursday, April 22
8:32 a.m. An Estate Caro-
lina resident p/r that someone
refused to pay him his money.
9:04 a.m. An Estate Upper
Carolina resident c/r her house
was burglarized. Burglary in the

18 St. John Tradewinds, April 26-May 2, 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 editortradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.

Tuesday, April 27
The Island Green Building
Association's monthly meeting
will be on Tuesday, April 27,
on the third floor of The Mar-
ketplace, starting with a social
at 5 p.m. followed by the meet-
ing from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 1
The Unitarian Universal-
ist Fellowship of St. John is
sponsoring a plant sale, bake
sale and arts and crafts sale in
the Cruz Bay park on Saturday,
May 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 8
The St. John Montessori
School is hosting an Open
House on Saturday, May 8,
from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
May 8 and 9

The llth Annual Commo-
dore's Cup, sponsored by Bud-
get Marine and Cruzan Rum,
is set to sail out of Coral Bay
harbor on Saturday, May 8, and
Sunday, May 9.
Saturday, May 22
Wagapalooza 2010 will be
from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Winston
Wells ball field in Cruz Bay on
Saturday, May 22.
May 28-29
The 45th Annual Women's
Convention will be on Friday,
May 28, with a march from the
Cruz Bay park to the church
starting at 6:15 p.m. A service
at St. Ursula's Church will fol-
low the march at 7 p.m. On
Saturday, May 29, the group
will host its conference at the
Westin Resort and Villas start-
ing at 7 a.m.
Sunday, May 30
The Friends of the VINP's
7th Annual Beach-to-Beach
Power Swim is Sunday, May
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
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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

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.


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tel. 1-800-338-0987
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tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

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

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

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

Island to Island Architecture
Leonard J. Baum

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

27 years serving Virgin Islanders
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Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002
www.theodoretunick. corn

V.I. Employee Benefit Consultants
Phone 776-6403

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776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
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Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

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

tel. 643-6348
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Property Manager
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tel. 340-715-2666
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tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
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St. John Eye Care 779-2020

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tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
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Islandia Real Estate
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Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

Fish Trap Restaurant
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tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays

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tel. 693-7700 Call for Delivery
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Sun Dog Cafe
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GHS Students Delight in New Playground

Continued from Page 10
two major pieces of playground equipment.
After a week of work, the playground
was all set for students to enjoy by the time
they got back from spring break on Tuesday,
April 6.
"I love everything about the new play-
ground," said GHS student Christian Rut-
"I like the big slide," said Tierney Mur-
"I like the climbing wall and the big
slide," said Luca Costello.
GHS' new playground is made by Cedar-
Works, an environmentally friendly playset
manufacturer based in Maine. The playsets
are made of northern white cedar and are
naturally rot and mildew resistant, Murrill
"There is very little maintenance that
we'll have to do," she said. "The wood is
not stained so we don't have to deal with
that and it is naturally resistant to mildew.
And it comes with a 10 year warranty."
In addition to the two main pieces of
playground equipment which include two
slides, a telescope, a climbing wall and a
rope ladder, the school also installed lounge
chairs and picnic tables.
Six tons of recycled rubber mulch the
same material used at the White House play-
ground form a bouncy cushion on the
ground of the area.

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St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of GHS

The old GHS playground lasted
more than a decade.

The picket fence surrounding the play-
ground was freshly painted and now fea-
tures brightly colored oversized pencils at
several intervals. The school's art teacher is
also planning to add painted student outlines
to the fence, according to GHS lower school
head Beth Knight.
"What was great was that we got to work
with the company and we talked to teachers
to find out what they wanted," said Knight.
"From there the company designed a playset
with exactly what we wanted."
Children's squeals of delight as they play
on the new equipment is the most certain
seal of approval, and is just what can be
heard during each recess.

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Y" "Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate
Peter Bay with great views over north shore to Jost Van Dyke. No
association dues, assessments, covenants or restrictions can be levied.
However, owner retains right to use entrance to Peter Bay subdivision
(upper Peter Bay road to access this parcel. $1.5M
Best Deals: Saagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000, Estate Bethany building lot with views over the
Westin just reduced to $99,000. One acre on Bordeaux with terrific down island views -
molivated seller make an offer, Beautiful lot at Calabash Boom with an easy build and views up
mte Sir Francis Drake Channel now just $179,000 Three new land listings at Estate Pasliry wilh
nice sunset views starting at $200,000, Affordable home in Estate Glucksberg just 5375,000

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

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

WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home, on large, flat 1 ac.flat lot, with direct access the bay
at your door step. Now only $980,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa
w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral
Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
BOATMAN POINT Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
neighborhood. $2,795,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate
cottage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2
bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable
beach, hotel amenities. $695K.
SELENE'S- Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed-
room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K.
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent
peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap-
ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, /2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, /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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on Peter Bay Point, has private path to (6x6) new gated estate in John's Folly
pristine beach. with mes-
Spectacular new, meri z ing
gated estate on views, 2
1.63 acres with pools, ev-
exceptional pri- ery ame-
vacy, surrounded nity con-
by 645' shoreline ceivable in
and National gated luxu-
$32,000,000 Park waters. Call for details ry enclave.

"SEA TURTLE VILLA" is a contempo-
rary Skytop home with amazing water
views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical
| landscaping,
pool, & open
set amidst se-
cluded privacy.
Great vacation
villa or island
$1,500,000 home!

"PELICAN'S PERCH" a charming,
gated masonry & stone West Indian
style (3x2) villa features bi-level cov-
ered and open
decks over-
looking a pool,
plus a separate
1xl guest cot-
tage. Fabulous
south shore
$1.295.000 waterviews!

ut rAMnrUN I "LIIVI I Hitt A-T MAb
WHITE SAND BEACH! East End 5 bed-
room stone
& masonry
home on 4.1
aces, 490'
zoned R-2, no
$3,000,00 water views!
"SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4
Bedroom, masonry home in excellent con-
dition with
large pool in
Hole with
rights to
two nearby
$1,150,000 beaches.

: uAlItnuuat", az Dorm, exqul- "i- uuivi nMuuab" snuatea on z.0
rilla in Peter Bay Estates. Large acres offers breathtaking views from this
Slot gives end of the road location in esteemed Es-
great views tate Choco-
and breezes. late Hole.
Michael Ox- t A unique
man plansI design built
available for to endure
expansion. the best and
Incredible worst nature
$3,250,000 Value! $2,395,000 has to offer!

LBISCUIT" is a winner! Charming
Caribbean style masonry villa with
S panoramic
views, very
private pool &
hot tub. Breezy
location conve-
nient to Coral
' Bay. Walk to
shoreline wa-
$995,000 tersports.

"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
This gentle
parcel fea-
tures a 3
bedroom, 2
is bordered
by National
S797.500 Park.

"tAnKIUUlAN uUVb VILLA"- private,
swimmable pocket beach and big views
across pris-
tine Hur-
ricane Hole
to Tortola at
this 3 bdrm,
2.5 bath villa!
Possible boat
mooring in
$1,799,000 front of home!
& well kept
house with
3 income
units. Easy
access to
Cruz Bay &

"MILL VISTA- CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $125,000 sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood,
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site.649 acre $274,900 roads. 3 from $335,000 awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details.
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 "L OVANGOe CY Waterfront & hillside properties; $1,300,000.
upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads,
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle '2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000 SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 "CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-
Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. dividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS!
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $475,000 Thomas west views. From 425,000. $1,999,000
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" ViewstoCoral Harbor, deeded accesstowaterfront $595,000 views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable
coast to Ram's Head St. Croix. From S550,000. waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular available from $699,000
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and private parcels above Rendezvout s FBay; paved road, sectacul
underground utilities. From $285,000 stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000 "IDREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI
views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral
cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 bettn iews over Bay. 12 lots from $399,000
sern slab, well, active plans/permits. F-rom $369,00 between. Prices from $1,850,000.

IAsk about "MUST SELL I
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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WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive NEW! 1.05 ac
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on House and 1x1
water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000 upper level. Lower level has 2 BR, living area & stunning view,
kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675,000 $795,000

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
VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home,
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings,
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000

CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa
in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 1800 views, large pool and hot tub
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
while gazing out upon excellent bay views
Lush tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000
RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving
board, & wet bar). Mature landscaping.


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 ne bath masonry
home in FlVl Great views
with many s Sleeps 12. $1,600,000
Belvedere Commanding views, year-round
sunsets, pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry
pool villa. Set privately in lush gardens,
fenced yard, boarding greenspace. 2-car
garage $1,499,000
MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry
home overlooking Carolina Valley Ideal starter
home w/2nd unit for rental income $679,000
Adjacent cottage available for $279,000

steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
$2,895,000 units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in BAREFOOT New oom, 1.5 bath
Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 guest neighborhood.
acre. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $599,00Ii 'n
$2,395,000 MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled dramatic views, short distance to North Shore
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000.
hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. CHATEAU MARGOT A private gated
$1,235,000 compound located in Spice Hill, knock our
MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany socks off views, 5 BR + guest cottage. 2
throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 acres. $1,950,000.
BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
views, 3 bdrms w/en suite baths. Open style, floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites.
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000 $1,990,000

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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 26-May 2, 2010

,W, d" M F .- W W I .
Ruth "5i Frank wil celebrate her s 6th i4rt-da on May Z. In case You didn't know it,
is was one of the original founders of 5t. John 5cool of the Arts, th oldest
community arts education school in the Virgn Islands.

"B63 oddly enough is restaurant lingo for "sold-out or none remaining.
St+ John cSio of the Arts is "a .' for operating funds for the next school year.
Help us celebrate ias's birthday by nmakng her sAth birthday a celebration of
monetary renewal. All we need is-

1 person to contribute $5,6oo $, 6o00
10 people tocontribute $860 ,600
100 people to contribute $6 a,6o
I 00 people to contribute $8 60 8j 600

This would bring in $ 5+,00 enough to-
allow more children & teens in need and at risk to participate in the arts
provide funds for merit scholarshFps and financial assistance
provide tuition aesistai nce fora young writer's eoummer camp

50 send .ur contribution to 5. John school of the Arts, celebrating nearly 4o ears
o offering arts enrichment to hundreds of 5t. John's children and adults.
And Join us for a student performance and reception on
Tuesal May +th from 6 7 at 5t. John school of the Arts as
we honor YOi, our donors, as well as thbe irthday Girl" is
Frank lease KSVr to 779- 52zz
board of Directors
5t John school of te Arts
ro E>ox 1io
5LJohn, C5SV1 oo~s

StJSA is anonor"f t O01 (CO C) tax exempt Vir"n islands Corporation and
is a mber of Te Natoral Guild o Communitq School of the Arts. Our
tax ID number is 6 6-O)9 13 07 your contbibutio is RFll tax deductible to
the exten~ pcttniJd aw. SJ5Ais partial furndd b~ Vingin Islands
Courn on tihe Arts (VIC and National Endowment for th ArtL (NTA).

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