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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Publication Date: May 17, 2010
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ST. JOHN


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


Smoke-Free St. John To Become Reality
STORY INSIDE ON PAGE 3


Villa Rental
Businesses
See Summer
Sunshine
Page 3
St. John Police
Get Two ATVs
and Scooters
for Patrolling
Page 4
IGBA Honors
Selengut for
Concordia's
Eco-Studios
Page 6
St. John TradewndsNews Photo by Rob Blakeney 350,000 Yards
Dff (\i lfi m of Soil Runoff
The Wildcats and their supporters celebrate after winning the league championship game 28 to 16 against Prime Cover Bottom
Time on Friday night, May 14 at the Winston Wells ball field.Coral Bay
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St. John Men's Flag Football Championship Game


Prime Time did their
best on defense but
the Wildcats prevailed
offensively, winning the
league championship
game 28 to 16, on Friday
evening, May 14.






St. John Tradewinds News
Photos by Rob Blakeney


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NEWS EDITOR
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SJSA Dance and Music Recitals Set
St. John School of the Arts will present a dance recital at the
Westin Resort grand ballroom on Saturday, May 22, at 3:30 p.m.
and a music recital at St. John School of the Arts on Sunday, May
23 at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Kean High Spring Concert May 19
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School principal Dr. Sharon McCol-
lum invites the public to the Music Department's Annual Spring
Concert presentation titled, "This Is It!" at 7:00 p.m. on Wednes-
day, May 19, in the school's cafeteria.
The concert will feature the Steel Orchestra directed by Mr.
Glenn Elskoe, the Chorus/Jazz Choir directed by Ms. Jeannette A.
Rhymer, the Cultural Band/ Dancers directed by Mr. Urbane Chin-
nery, as well as the Concert/Marching Band and the Jazz Band
directed by Ms. Dionne R. Donadelle. A special guest appearance
will be made by Kean alumnus, Mrs. Lora Freeman-Dennis.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Call the I.E.K.H.S.
Music Department, at 777-5299 or at 775-6380, extension 4830
for ticket information.

Women's Convention Is May 28-29
St. Ursula's Episcopal Church will celebrate the 45th Annual
Women's Convention on Friday, May 28, with a march from Frank
Powell Park in Cruz Bay to the church starting at 6:15 p.m.
A service at St. Ursula's Church will follow the march at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, May 29, the group will host its conference at the
Westin Resort and Villas starting at 7 a.m. For more information
call Cleamena Duncan at 776-6964 or 776-6336.

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

Parade, Booths Applications Available
Applications for the St. John Festival Food Fair, July 5th Parade
and Festival Booth are availble at the St. John Tourism Office and
the St. John Administrator's Office.
For more information call 340-690-3692 or 340-690-1725.

Annual Franchise Tax Due June 30
Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis is strongly encourag-
ing and reminding corporate citizens to satisfy the franchise tax
and annual filing requirements of Titles 13 and 26 of the Virgin
Islands Code which requires every registered corporation (domes-
tic or foreign) to pay a franchise tax to the Office of the Lieutenant
Governor on or before June 30th of every year. Checks and money
orders must be made payable to the Government of the Virgin Is-
lands.
For more information, please contact the Office of the Lieuten-
ant Governor's Division of Corporations and Trademarks at 773-
6449 on St. Croix or 776-8515 on St. Thomas.







St. John Tradewinds, May 17-23, 2010 3


Villa Rental Business Starting To See Glimmer of Summer Sunshine


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Like most in the hotel industry,
St. John villa businesses have seen
better years. But it seems a little
summer sunshine is beginning
to break through the dark clouds
brought on by the recession.
"It looks to me like we are go-
ing to be up 8 to 10 percent for all
three summer months compared to
last year," said Richard Matheny,
owner of Suite St. John Villas and
Condos. "I think it will continue to
get a little better, but I still think
we are two or three years away
from doing as well as we did in
2008, which was the best year we
have ever had."
Suite St. John increased their
advertising budget by 50 percent
over last year, honing in on online
ads, revamping its website by add-
ing Google maps to its properties
and marketing individual proper-
ties on vacation rental websites -
efforts Matheny believes kept his
occupancy rates from dropping.
"We've had to discount proper-
ties more last year than previous
years and we have kept the same
low prices for this year, but what I
am seeing is that I am getting ad-
vanced bookings for next winter
and people are not asking for the
discounts," he said. "So that is en-
couraging."
The villa rental business could


Villa Coco de Mer Photo Courtesy of Suite St. John


Villa occupancy rates are doing better than last year,
Caribbean Villas and Resorts.


be better, but it also could be a lot
worse, said Kathy McLaughlin,
owner/president of Island Get-
aways.
She said May 2009 was better
than May 2010, and June, July and
August look like they will be down
in occupancy by about 20 percent
from last year.
"I think we did better last year
because a lot of people had booked
in advance before the bottom fell
off and many of them didn't can-
cel because they wouldn't get their


money back," McLaughlin said.
"What I am seeing now is that peo-
ple are booking more last minute
than they have in the past."
McLaughlin said a new trend
occurring is that people are start-
ing to book cheap airfare first and
securing villas later, rather than the
other way around.
"And everybody is asking for a
discount even though most of my
owners had already lowered their
rates," she said. "St. John has never
been a discount destination, so we


)rding to Dick Clark of



are ready for that to be over. But
the good news is that people are
still coming here and we are a U. S.
destination so people don't have to
get a passport which helps us."
Dick Clark of Caribbean Vil-
las and Resorts is also noticing
the lack of visibility in the resort
industry brought on by the reces-
sion.
"Rather than booking many
months in advance like years past,
any projection that involves more
than two or three months out has


Smoke-Free St. John To Become Reality


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
After a mixture of long-awaited anticipation
from anti-smoking advocates and fearful oppo-
sition from those who enjoy their current free-
range on smoking, Governor John deJongh Jr.
signed the Virgin Islands Smoke-Free Act into
law on Monday, May 10.
The law will drastically alter smoking habits
throughout the territory since it bans smoking
within and 20 feet from the entrances of fully-
or partially-enclosed areas of public spaces and
places of employment affecting the plethora
of outdoor-style bars and restaurants through-
out the islands and gaining some diverse re-
views from those who live here.
"As a smoker who hates that she smokes,
maybe this will be one incentive to help people
quit," said a 36-year-old St. John resident for
15 years.
But a 22-year-old who just moved to St. John
this past year feels the law will hurt businesses


rather than help people.
"It's not going to make people quit, it will
just make people move," she said. "I think this
will also hurt businesses, especially restaurants.
Whether we like it or not, it's a lifestyle that has
been developing down here for years."
While Gov. de Jongh approved the law con-
gruent with his administration's promise to
promote good health of all Virgin Islanders, he
said senators need to revisit certain portions of
the bill. In his transmittal letter to Senate Presi-
dent Louis Hill, the governor said the definition
of "enclosed area" is too broad and needs refin-
ing in order to ensure better application.
"Given the proximity of many so-defined
'places of employment', questions will arise as
to which place would be liable under the law
for the overlapping twenty feet of smoke-free
space," Gov. de Jongh wrote in the letter.
He also expressed concerns that the signage
requirements may be "overly burdensome" as
it mandates proprietors to post non-smoking


signs at every entrance and inside places of em-
ployment a measure which may prove to be
inefficient and unnecessarily costly.
Gov. de Jongh also said he found enacting
a misdemeanor offense categorization for no
more than a status offense troublesome because
it "criminalizes" smoking and urged the legis-
lature to consider making appropriate amend-
ments that would better suit island residents.
In addition to signing the Smoke-free Act
into law, the governor took action on seven
other bills signing four into law and veto-
ing three.
Gov. deJongh also approved Bill No. 28-
0084 which enacts the Virgin Island Horse Rac-
ing Industry Assistance Act of 2010 and vetoed
Bill No. 28-0204 citing that it does not yet fully
address the socio-economic issues intended un-
der the Enterprise Zone Law. Additionally, he
signed the zoning measures in Bills Nos. 28-
0170 and 28-0229 and vetoed Bills 28-0226
and 28-0134.


limited visibility," he said.
Last year business was "pretty
good" considering it was a very
tough year for the hotel industry,
according to Clark, who said Ca-
ribbean Villas and Resorts kept
occupancy up by dropping room
rates.
"By putting great villas and
condos on sale, you keep your oc-
cupancy rates up, but you aren't as
profitable," he said. "We dropped
them last year and we haven't been
able to raise them yet."
Although the American econo-
my has stabilized and improved,
Clark said the big factor prevent-
ing the resort industry from doing
better is unemployment.
"People who are unemployed
or think they might be without a
job do not usually take vacations
on St. John," he said. "But overall,
the summer occupancy rates are
looking better than last year which
you would expect in an improving
economy."
Clark said St. John will always
fare a little better than most other
resort areas during a recession and
when things come back, it will be a
little stronger than the rest.
"Because St. John is a real spe-
cial place with a unique appeal,
we are slightly less affected than
the rest of the country because we
have such a loyal base that comes
back year after year," Clark said.



INDEX
Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ................... 19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ...............18
Ferry Schedules .................20
Letters ......................... 14-15
Police Log ......................... 17
Real Estate ....................21-23
Wha's Happn'nin'...............4
O bituary ..............................16



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4 St. John Tradewinds, May 17-23, 2010


Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

The Passing of E.C. Denham:
A True Free Spirit

Andy and Janet Rutnik's article about Erva Claire brought
back wonderful memories, except that all these years I thought
her daughter's name was Erva Augusta, not August.
E.C. and her husband, John, were rather remarkable people
who I admired, knowing there wasn't a phoney bone in their bod-
ies. I think of them having one of the first gas tanks on the island,
where Philomen's Hair-braiding Shop is now. And to this day, I
can see and hear John racing his boat out and around Pillsbury
Sound.
My most sincere sympathy to the family on E.C.'s passing -
her honesty is hard to find these days.



SJSA Merit Scholarship Auditions June 6
St. John School of the Arts will have auditions for their Ruth
"Sis" Frank Performance/Merit Scholarship on Sunday, June 6 at
2 p.m. The scholarship is applied to tuition for art, dance or music
for the 2010-11 school year at St. John School of the Arts.
Qualifications are:
Students must be between the ages of 11 to 17 years old.
Students should be performance-ready and have studied their
art form for three years. This can be self-taught, private or in-
school instruction. The student must show and display advanced
skills at the time of audition.
A letter of recommendation should accompany the applica-
tion
Application deadline is Wednesday, June 2, 2010.
To apply, contact St. John School of the Arts at 779-4322 or
download an application at www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org.




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St. John Police Get New Scooters


and ATVs To Help Fight Island Crime


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Four brand new specialty vehicles were recently
added to the St. John police fleet an addition of-
ficers say will help them better navigate the island's
difficult areas and more effectively combat crime.
The four vehicles two ATVs and two scooters
- were unveiled during Leander Jurgen Command's
open house on Tuesday, May 11.
"This will be a very helpful tool in combatting
crime," said St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy. "The
scooters will be much quicker and faster which will
be very helpful with traffic in the downtown area and
the ATVs will help along the shorelines and rough ter-
rain."
Three St. John officers and one supervisor attended
a special training session on St. Thomas, leaving the
four new vehicles undriven for about a week until of-
ficers were trained in their usage and operation.
The training sessions took place during five 8-hour
days on St. Thomas, teaching officers about driving
safety, the importance of wearing a helmet, preci-
sion and tight-space navigation, according to Officer
Lore Clarke, one of the four officers on St. John who
was trained to operate the new vehicles.
The four new vehicles will be utilized to supple-
ment Leander Jurgen Command's regular 10 market
units during certain situations, Deputy Chief Foy said
at the open house, scheduled as part of VIPD's Na-
tional Police Week. An array of activities were slated
throughout the territory May 9-15, including a po-
lice graduation, an awards ceremony and the Peace
Officers' Day memorial service and parade, but the
open house was the only activity planned on St. John.
Though no one had shown up for the open house, Foy
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"The police department is taking this opportunity
to invite the general public, show our appreciation
and give back to the community," Foy said.


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CBCC'S EPA Grant-Funded Research


Finds Lots of Sediment in Coral Bay


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
It's as though 35,000 10-yard
capacity dump trucks emptied
their loads right into Coral Bay
Harbor.
The mud on the bottom of the
harbor, deposited there as a result
of runoff from dirt roads and exca-
vated construction sites emptying
into surrounding guts, is enough to
cover 240 acres one foot deep, lo-
cal scientist Dr. Barry Devine told
residents at the Monday evening,
May 10, Coral Bay Community
Council meeting at Sputnik's.
This information, gleaned from
research gathered by the CBCC
under the Environmental Protec-
tion Agency's Community Action
for a Renewed Environment grant,
is only the beginning of the estab-
lishment of a stormwater manage-
ment plan for the Coral Bay wa-
tershed.
"We are trying to understand
how what we do on land affects
the sea," said Devine, who has
conducted much of the research
himself.
CBCC partner Eckerd College
has used Geographic Informa-
tion Systems technology to create
highly detailed three-dimensional
maps of St. John which display
everything from watersheds and
drainage guts to slope analysis,
soil classifications and vegetation
and marine communities. The in-
formation can be layered to show
where guts run through private
properties under development and
unpaved roads, revealing which
guts pose the biggest threat to
Coral Bay Harbor and other local


Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam

Barry Devine

watersheds.
"There's a lot of information
here," Devine said. "It can be used
to understand what's there, and
how it's changing."
Through rigorous sampling in
the bay, it was discovered that ter-
restrial sediment has been carried
out as far as the mouth of Coral
Bay Harbor. The CBCC's current
approach is a triage of sorts to take
care of those guts delivering the
most sediment into the sea. Devine
has taken numerous samples of
guts throughout Coral Bay to de-
termine which ones pose the big-
gest risk.
"We look at things like which
guts flow first when it rains, and
which guts flow last," Devine said.
"We look for which ones have the
most dirt, so we know what to
fix."


The guts are being tested us-
ing a turbidity meter, which de-
termines how much sediment is
flowing in an actively running gut.
Other technology being used to
gather data include automatic rain-
fall collectors and a stream gauge
in Coral Bay's main gut, which
measures the amount and flow of
water, and takes samples to test for
turbidity.
The research as established a
direct relationship between the
amount of rainfall and the amount
of sediment flowing into Coral
Bay Harbor.
"If we didn't get much rainfall,
construction wouldn't really be a
problem," said Devine.
The EPA grant-funded research
is not turning up just bad news,
however.
"Coral Bay Harbor is healthy,
and we may be able to save it,"
said Devine. "But these are not
simple watersheds. They are com-
plicated, and a stormwater plan
will take decades to build."
In addition to looking at the re-
lationship between land and sea,
the CBCC also used the CARE
grant funds to test local cisterns for
everything from bacteria to chemi-
cals at Ocean Systems Lab in Red
Hook. It was determined that fil-
tered cistern water has significant-
ly less or no bacteria present. Fecal
coliform, e. coli and other bacteria
were present in non-filtered cistern
water.
Two local cisterns were tested
for inorganic chemicals, and none
were found. No difference was
found in the quality of water found
in plastic and concrete cisterns.


St. John Tradewinds
Virgin Islands National Park and VINP Superin-
tendent Mark Hardgrove are pleased to announce
that the park will host a Youth Conservation Corp
(YCC) Program this summer.
The YCC Program provides an opportunity for
youths to be employed for an eight-week period
while gaining an understanding and appreciation
about the conservation mission of the National
Park Service. The program will employ eight
youths this year. Participants will be involved in a


variety of duties associated with park operations.
The eight-week program will begin on Monday
June 23, 2010 and end on Friday August 15, 2010.
The deadline for submitting applications is Mon-
day, May 31, 2010.
Applicants must be 15 to 18 years of age, a U.S.
citizen or have permanent residency status. Inter-
ested youths may pick up an application at the Na-
tional Park Visitor Center in Cruz Bay between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
For more details call (340) 776-6201, ext. 261.


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Selengut Accepts IGBA's 4-Star Award for Concordia's New Units


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Listening to the forward-thinking words
spoken by Stanley Selengut, the civil engi-
neer and environmental visionary who con-
tinually redefines the boundaries of sustain-
able development on St. John and around
the world, one would never guess the man
articulating them was 81-years-old.
His trim white beard may hint at his age,
but his Caribbean-blue eyes and passion
for revolutionizing what it means to build
not only with the environment in mind, but
specifically for its future, reveal an almost
youthful energy.
"This is first project of its kind on the
island and probably anywhere in the
world," Selengut said proudly of Concordia
Eco Resort's brand new units.
Selengut added to his repertoire of awards
May 8 when he accepted the Island Green
Building Association's (IGBA) 4-Star Trop-
ical Green Building Certification for the four
new eco-studios at Concordia which utilize
an advanced Eco-Panel building system
to keep the hot out and cool in. The units'
specially-glazed windows maximize cool-
ing with minimal construction waste, and


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Concordia Resort


Glen Speer, Stanley Selengut and Rob Crane at the Island Green
Buiding Association's award ceremony at Concordia on Saturday, May 8.


additional features include site-sensitive
construction, recycled building materials,
elevated walkways, water and energy sav-
ing fixtures, solar hot water, wind energy,
photo voltaic cells and passive solar design.
"Because these units are so super insu-
lated, we can keep them cool with very little


energy and cost," Selengut said. "It is kind
of like a walk-in refrigerator they keep
the sun's rays out, when there is a breeze
you don't need any air conditioning and
when there is not a breeze, you can close
the windows and they can be air conditioned
with very little energy produced by the pho-


to-volcaic panels on the roof."
Selengut said the secret to keeping the
structures super energy efficient lies in the
panels built with six inches of foam be-
tween the inside wall and outside plywood,
wrapped in foil and finished with recycled
plank siding.
"When you bond these together, they are
strong as concrete, but the big thing is there
is no concrete used in these units except the
footings which were hand poured," Seleng-
ut said. "So you can really build over the
ground with very little site construction and
no waste. It really is a big step forward in
new ways to approach construction."
As Selengut will tell you, sustainability
has evolved into somewhat of a buzzword
often geared toward the wealthy, leaving
few cost-effective options for the average
person who wants to build conscientiously.
"We have tried to combine sustainability
with affordability in the new units," he said.
"Things are getting so expensive and there
is such a high cost of building and maintain-
ing these 'sustainable' houses that it is get-
ting limited to the very wealthy. But these
are units the middle-income person can af-
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By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands National
Park is looking for volunteers who
don't mind getting their hands a
little dirty.
Volunteers are needed until
May 28 at Cinnamon Bay to as-
sist the national park in its largest
excavation ever, according to Ken
Wild, archeologist and cultural re-
source manager for VINP.
"Volunteers are needed to help
us sift through the debris from
the excavation," Wild said. "No
experience is necessary, but they
need to wear things that they don't
mind getting dirty."
The entire flatland of Cinnamon
Bay rests on an archeological site
and Wild said an array of interest-
ing discoveries have already sur-
faced during the last two months
of the excavation.
"No matter where you dig, you
will find something important,"
Wild said. "We have found some
very interesting artifacts out there
- an awful lot of pottery, some
three-pointed stones that the Taino
made for the gods, and one of the
most significant discoveries was a
Saladoid site, which were the first
people who brought ceramic and
agriculture and domesticated ani-
mals to the Caribbean."


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by MaLinda Nelson


A VINP volunteer sifts through exacation debris at
Cinnamon Bay.


Four to five volunteers are
needed each day to look for arti-
facts using sifting screens. Inter-
ested volunteers can show up at
Cinnamon Bay between 9 a.m.
and 4 p.m. Monday through Fri-


day, but park officials ask that
children under 16 are accompa-
nied by a parent.
"And you have to leave what
you find," Wild said. "It belongs
to all of us."


Gifft Hill Confirms Chamberlain as Head of School


St. John Tradewinds
The Gifft Hill School Board of Trustees is
pleased to announce the unanimous confirmation
of Judy Chamberlain as Head of School. Chamber-
lain's appointment was the result of an exhaustive
nation-wide search that took into consideration
critical input from GHS faculty, students and par-
ents, and St. John community stakeholders.
After vetting dozens of candidates from
throughout the Caribbean and United States, the
committee deemed Ms. Chamberlain's experi-
ence and vision a perfect fit for our unique island
school.
Judy Chamberlain comes to Gifft Hill School
with more than 30 years experience in teaching,
curriculum design, financial management and
fund development. She has served as a senior
level administrator for the past 26 years at five
different independent schools in Washington, DC;


Albuquerque, NM; Pittsburgh, PA; Miami, FL;
and Los Angeles, CA. Ms.
Chamberlain completed her undergraduate and
graduate studies in Washington, DC, receiving
her B.A. from George Washington University and
M.A. from Catholic University. She was a Klin-
genstein Fellow at Columbia University Teachers
College in New York City.
Chamberlain will officially begin her role as
Head of School in July. She will be introduced to
Gifft Hill School and St. John community when
she delivers the keynote address at graduation,
June 17, at 5:30 p.m., at the Gifft Hill School ath-
letic field.
The staff and faculty of GHS will welcome
Chamberlain to St. John and Gifft Hill School
at the reception immediately following the com-
mencement exercises honoring the GHS Class of
2010.







St. John Tradewinds, May 17-23, 2010 9


Gifft Hill and Iowa State Partner for More Sustainable St. John


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Students at Gifft Hill School are on their
way to making St. John a more sustainable
place to live thanks to hands-on help from
horticulturist experts at Iowa State Univer-
sity.
EARTH (Education and Resiliency
through Horticulture), an environmental
and horticulture immersion project intended
to develop landscapes and food produc-
tion, is being implemented into the science
curriculum at Gifft Hill's middle and high
schools.
"St. John is not sustainable," said Kris
Bennett, the school's science teacher and
program coordinator for the new project.
"Everything is imported plus it is expen-
sive."
Although St. John has a plentiful amount
of sun, its soil and water are not conducive
to growing plants and vegetables, according
to the teacher.
"This is where we need their (ISU's)
help with learning how to build irrigation
systems, create healthier, nutrient-rich soil,


help with plant selection and management
practices," Bennett said. "Everything is
done specifically for St. John using native
plants grown with organic methods specific
to the island."
The five-year, million dollar project
funded by a private donor on St. John
through ISU kicked off last week at the
school. The land-grant university heads up
a similar project in Uganda which will serve
as a model for EARTH at Gifft Hill School.
A handful of ISU's horticulture undergradu-
ates are on island for the next six weeks to
get the project up and running.
St. John is not considered a resilient com-
munity due to the fact that it relies heavily
on outside sources for food, according to
Michael Reinert, ISU's assistant professor
of horticulture who is heading up the local
project. If a natural disaster prevented goods
from being transported into the island, St.
John runs a serious risk of being without
food within a few days.
"We want to create a positive perception
of agriculture and food production with the
Gifft Hill students," Reinert said.


Iowa State University students
and Gifft Hill School officials walk
the property line to record GPS
coordinates for future property
development.

He said the project has three main goals:
to educate students on how to grow food
in a way they can repeat at home, to get
them to interact with ISU undergraduates
to learn the benefits of obtaining a college
education, and to inspire students to become
future business owners on St. John, going


away to receive a higher education and then
returning to apply the knowledge on their
island home.
"The really neat thing about this project
is that it is about St. John the people and
the students," Reinert said. "We are trying
to bring not only knowledge but excitement
about horticulture into their classrooms so
they have a better understanding about what
it means to live here."
Two ISU horticulture undergraduate stu-
dents will spend 12 weeks on St. John in the
fall, spring and summer working with Gifft
Hill students to design and build landscape
and food production projects while giving
them a better understanding of local condi-
tions. Food produced will go directly into
the school's lunch program and may eventu-
ally be available for students to take home.
"This is essentially place-based educa-
tion where we are using St. John resources
to develop landscapes and grow food," Ben-
nett said. "Instead of sitting in a classroom,
these students will go outside and experi-
ence in-the-ground science."
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Students from the three St. John
elementary schools will be taking
part in the Waveplace Founda-
tion's second laptop pilot starting
on Monday, May 24.
Sixty third, fourth and fifth
grade students from the Julius E.
Sprauve School, the Guy Benjamin
School and the Gifft Hill School
are being selected to participate in
daily after-school classes during
May and June.
The classes will introduce stu-
dents to the XO laptop, a low-cost,
energy efficient laptop computer
developed by the Cambridge,
MA-based organization, One Lap-
top per Child. Students will learn
to use the laptop while simultane-
ously helping train mentors from
all over the Caribbean to effec-
tively teach the laptop program
to students. The mentors will then
bring their knowledge back to
their home countries, in hopes to
develop similar laptop programs
there.
The training on St. John runs
in partnership with the first-ever
OLPC Realness Summit, an event
where members of these deploy-
ments will have the opportunity
to sit down face-to-face and talk
about the similarities and differ-
ences between each unique proj-
ect, share ideas and brainstorm
solutions to common issues and
challenges. The summit is spon-
sored by Waveplace and will take
place in St. John's Maho Bay
Camps from May 28-31, 2010.
Founded in 2002, One Laptop
per Child works to bring laptops
to children in developing countries
all over the world. Educational
programs have been developed by
governments and recipient schools
as well as local NGOs that took
an early interest in OLPC's mis-
sion. Waveplace is a non-profit
organization that works to enrich
children with digital media skills
all around the Caribbean. They are
responsible for various XO laptop
programs developed in Nicaragua,
Haiti, St. John and Florida.
The Realness Summit will fea-
ture twelve invited talks and dis-
cussions from members of five
continents and the Caribbean,
including Brazil, Austria and Af-
ghanistan. Structured morning dis-
cussions will allow participants to
reflect on such current subjects as


alternative energy resources for the
XO laptop, cultural limitations in
developing educational programs
in other countries, and funding so-
lutions for small deployments.
For more information about


Waveplace, visit http://www.
waveplace.org or email Beth San-
tos, Waveplace's Outreach Coor-
dinator, at beth@waveplace.org.
To register for the summit, visit
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JFLI Fish Fry Raises $920 for Tour

John's Folly Learning Institute hosted a pre-Mother's Day Pig
Roast and Fish Fry on Saturday, May 8, raising $902 for its sum-
mer historical tour on the islands of Puerto Rico, St. Croix and
Tortola. JFLI President Alvis Christian is grateful to the commu-
nity for all of its support and help, which will assist in paying the
way for 13 JFLI students on the trip.

Amore Building Hosts Open House


Amor6 Building owner Donald Schnell, left,
welcomed guests, including Miles Stair, right, to their
renovated art studio on Friday evening, May 7.


CBCC Gives Presentation at Annual

Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference
By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Approximately 150 people representing the Department of
Planning and Natural Resources, the National Park, the University
of the Virgin Islands and environmental and non profit organiza-
tions from around the territory showed up for the Tenth Virgin Is-
lands Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference on St. Thomas, May
6 and 7.
The two-day conference, entitled "Changing Direction & Di-
recting Change: Solutions Nonpoint Source Pollution," featured
an array of sessions spanning from The Nature Conservancy's
U.S. Virgin Islands Coral Restoration Project to Rafe Boulon's
discussion about mangrove protection in the V.I. Coral Reef Na-
tional Monument.
Coral Bay Community Council members Barry Devine, Joe
Mina, Sharon Coldren and Blake Parker also presented at the con-
ference.
"We were delighted to be able to talk about improving develop-
ment practices on the island," said Coldren, CBCC president.


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2010 Wagapalooza Raffle: Prizes,


Food and Entertainment Galore


By Dr. Elaine Campbell
Special to St. John Tradewinds
It's all coming on Saturday, May
22, at Winston Wells ball field in
Cruz Bay. The annual Wagapaloo-
za dog show and tenth anniversary
celebration will start at 5 p.m. and
continue on through the evening.
The Waga-unique dog show
categories will earn ribbons for the
dogs and their owners, Top Dog
food creators will feature crowd-
pleasing quick eats, and entertain-
ments like face painting and a fire
show will add to the carnival at-
mosphere. There is no admission
fee to attend Wagapalooza, and
all proceeds from raffles, show
entries, and on-the-spot donations
will go to the Animal Care Center
of St. John to help them feed and
medicate the island cats and dogs
housed at the shelter.
The bounty of raffles donated
in advance to Waga exceeds all
previous years. At last count, sixty
fantastic raffle prizes have been
donated. With raffle tickets at
$5 each or five tickets for $20, it
would be hard not to win one of
these fabulous prizes.
A hint of the the offerings in-
clude restaurant certificates from
$200 through $25 with many res-
taurants offering $100 certificates.
Several restaurants offer "dinner
for two." Just a few of the island
favorites include Caf6 Roma,
Hinds, Crazy Crackers, La Tapa,
Donkey Diner, Ocean Grill, Spy-
glass, Shipwreck, Woody's, Island
Blues, the Tourist Trap, Woody's,
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a weekend escape, there are two-
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stays available from Plumeria,
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Maho Bay, Concordia, Coconut
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John Inn.
Gardeners might get lucky with
a raffle prize from Alfredo's Gar-
den Center or from the Coral Bay
Garden Center. Bud-light cooler,
backpack, tailgate grill, glass set;
a pedicure; four bottles of cham-
pagne; passes to the Butterfly
Farm and to Coral World; free sun-
set sails, pet photo sessions, and a
display ad in Tradewinds are only
a few of the other wonderful offer-
ings.
Island services that can be won
with one raffle ticket include,
among others, a free wedding ser-
vice, a car servicing certificate,
19 free movies, a teeth-whitening
appointment, an eye examination


with glasses, a Connections ser-
vice, a $350 certificate for health
care services, a visit to Canines,
Cats and Critters, and a $100 cer-
tificate from Chelsea Drug Store.
For those of us who enjoy jew-
elry, Caravan Gallery offers a
selection as does Kissed by Fire
Creations. An especially fortunate
ticket holder will receive from Mi-
chael Banzhaft's Gallery a matted
print of one of Monica Rio's very,
very special acrylics featuring
"Precious" or "Mango" or "Pa-
paya" all St. John cats who pa-
tronize the ACC feeding station at
Concordia.
There are other "fun" raffle
prizes such as canvas tote bags,
tee-shirts, and a doggie gift bag.
Not to be forgotten is a simple
$500 donation from Roger Har-
land & Associates. Additional raf-
fle prizes are still coming in!
Throughout the evening of
Wagapalooza, raffle tickets all
of which will have been put into
a big container will be pulled
out. The top five prizes (and it will
be hard to determine which they
might be) will be the last to be
picked. Winners will be posted on
a chalk board during the evening,
and the next day all raffle prize
winners will be called.
Raffle tickets can be purchased
at Connections, St. John Hard-
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Last fall, the Senate made a commitment to Virgin
Islanders to allow any home or business owner to get
a solar water heater installed at no up-front cost. A
solar water heater reduces the WAPA bill and is envi-
ronmentally sound. The executive branch through the
V.I. Energy office announced this week that the first
installation performed under the rebate/loan program
has been completed. There is nothing as generous
as our program in any of the 50 states. Simply put,
we've got the best program. It is my hope that hence-
forth anyone who wants a solar water heater and has
paid their WAPA bill faithfully for the past 12 months
will find swift and courteous approval from the VI
Energy Office.
Since December, when the program was scheduled
to start, my office has put steady pressure on the VI
Energy Office and the participating agencies. It is the
job of the legislature to exercise oversight of the laws
we enact. We are not to manage, but we are to moni-
tor. If the laws need adjustment we can amend them
to achieve success for our people. We received many
complaints from customers and vendors that the En-
ergy Office was not processing the rebates and loans.
We found these complaints to be true. On May 11,
at a hearing of the Committee on Economic Devel-
opment, Energy & Technology, the Energy Office
explained the delays and reported that the bottleneck
has been cleared; it has now started to process the
loans and rebates in a timely manner. My Commit-
tee will hold the Energy Office to its promises, and
expects that customers will find swift and courteous
action taken on their rebate/loan applications.
Why is it important the the VI. Energy Office ful-
fill its mission with regard to solar water heaters? The
senate passed Act 7075, saying "Yes" to green energy.
President Obama said a big "Yes" with $33 million
for energy-related stimulus in the Virgin Islands. The
Federal stimulus funds mean that the Energy Office
can say "Yes" to as every customer who seeks a solar
water heater. Dozens of young people said "Yes" to
a career in solar energy when they completed solar
installer training. Entrepreneurs set up a factory to
manufacture solar water heaters right here in the VI
for local consumption and export to other Caribbean
Islands. And most importantly, Virgin Islanders just
like you said "Yes", with more than 100 customers
signing up to get a solar water heater, even before the
first rebate/loan had been issued.
The Senate's vision is not limited to solar water
heaters. This is just the beginning. When our young
men and women have achieved skill in solar water
heaters, they are free to branch out into photovolta-
ics, which create electricity from panels on your roof.
When you have photovoltaic panels, you can do "net


metering," which means that you actually sell WAPA
your excess electricity in the middle of the day when
WAPA has peak loads.
There are just a few people net metering in the Vir-
gin Islands today, but within 10 years, thousands may
do it. In the future, the consumption and production
of electricity will be shared across our electric grid. If
you invest in panels, you may lower your WAPA bill
to zero. If you invest in yet more panels, WAPA will
send you a check for the electricity you produce and
feed into the grid for others to use. People with big
roofs who invest in lots of panels can supply much of
the electricity in the Virgin Islands, with equipment
that's for sale today.
The equipment is expensive, but it garners hefty
rebates from the V.I. Energy Office. And this is elec-
tricity produced without burning fossil fuels. I believe
I speak for my Senate colleagues when I say that we
would like to see our people be the Caribbean leaders
in the area of green energy, and Act 7075 is our first
step in ushering in this vision of the future.
Solar energy is personal for me. My home has both
photovoltaic panels and a solar water heater. Since
1998, I have saved many thousands of dollars. More
importantly, I feel good about accepting our Creator's
gift of abundant energ.
The Senate is committed to putting Virgin Island-
ers at the forefront of the new technology, blessed as
we are with excellent solar and wind resources, and
people who embrace God's gifts. Let Virgin Islanders
send our expertise and products throughout the Carib-
bean, and let us be known to our Caribbean neighbors
as leaders in the use of solar, wind, and other renew-
able technologies.
Successes do not come without effort. In the Sen-
ate, we have to realistically look at our failures over
the years, in order to avoid repeating them. We sent
the marine industry packing 25 years ago by unfa-
vorable legislation. The BVI rolled out the red carpet
for the marine industry, and captured St. Thomas's
charter yacht industry. Ouch. In the late 1990's, the
legislature failed to enact legislation to put our local
Island Dairies milk on equal footing with regard to
shelf-life dates with imported milk from Florida. This
destroyed our local milk industry.
The take-home lesson learned is this: Do not let
bureaucracy or special interests stand in the way of
the worthy goals we have set before us.
I am the chairman of the Committee on Economic
Development, Energy & Technology. My job is to
promote legislation that will welcome new business
to the territory. I see the solar industry as a strong area
for us to pursue. Therefore, I will remain vigilant on
the issue of Act 7075 and the growth of the solar in-
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Karaoke Debbie Leaving Island


To Be With Family In Maine


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
After 17 years on island 15
of which she spent hosting DJ and
karaoke events on St. John and
St. Thomas Debbie Marquis is
moving to Maine to be closer to
her family.
For years Marquis has delighted
islanders with a penchant for sing-
ing during weekly karaoke gigs at
Island Blues, occasional appear-
ances at Mooie's and Patricia and
Patrick Moorehead's (P&P's) and
local gigs.
She is now heading north to join
her mother, father, six brothers and
sisters, daughter, Heidi, and son,
Brandon, but did not want to leave
without thanking her devout kara-
oke fans.
"I want to thank all my local
karaoke followers that I've had
so much fun singing and partying
with, and all the locals who hired
me for special karaoke parties."
Marquis said. "I am going to miss
all of these people very much."
Marquis plans to look for kara-
oke gigs and hopes to work with
wedding and party planners in


Ziggy, Paul, Dean, Ray and Ron singing karaoke at a


New Year's Eve party hosted
and Craig Crandall.

Maine to DJ local events, but she
said she will miss her work at Ca-
ribbean Villas, Lucky Pagoda and
of course, her boisterous business,
Debbie Does Karaoke.
"If I could split myself in two, I
would stay here, but there comes a
time when family is more impor-
tant," she said. "But I will never
forget you all."


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/ Are you concerned about rapidly escalating maintenance fees
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/ Are you tired of getting less service for far more money?
/ Are you exasperated by the lack of transparency of
Starwood's management?
/ Are you aware of the loss of resale value because of high
maintenance fees?
/ Are you aware that owners who pay their fees are being
required to pay the unpaid maintenance fees of other
owners?
We are villa owners who want to prevent Starwood from making
more costly changes without required owner consent. We also
want to revise the by-laws, which give Starwood complete control
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faithful roadie on St. Thomas,
Dean Thomas, who helped her un-
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"He made my jobs way easier -
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The ins and outs and upside downs of him

I only knew the generous heart of him
The laugh and voice of him, year after year
Until the sounds of him became part of who I am

Even when his knees blew up like balloons
And he could hardly walk, he'd come
If it was frogs clogging up the air vents
Or tamarinds strangling my pipes
Or my toilet catching on fire he'd come
With a smile and a truck load of gadgets
And every imaginable fitting with very
Questionable pasts and roonie dog would come too

Sitting in Rick's truck as if he owned it and
You know he owned the yard by the time rick
Was done with he sanding, he gluing he fitting of pipes
Un huh and he could cook up a trout as good as my
grandfather's fresh from the lake
Un huh and he knew backwards and forwards
The workings of a boat, the best mate possible

Un huh and he try so hard for simplicity
For the good of the earth to keep he on the straight and narrow
He ever done offer you bounty from he garden?
When you does see he humble pride and de light in he eye, ten-
der
Tender, un huh you does wish you done be dat tomato growing
dere
And he hands offering he bounty like a prayer
oh my god he hands through which all our shit done flowed
He does be the best the best
Beverly Melius


You think English is easy?
Read to the end, there a new twist
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce .
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more
refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the
desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought
it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass
drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about
how to row .
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are
present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sew-
er line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his
sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a
tear.
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate
friend?
Let's face it English is a crazy language. There
is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither
apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren't


Correction

In the May 10-16 edition
of St. John Tradewinds,
Faye Federicks was incor-
rectly identified in the ar-
ticle entitled "86th Birth-
day Party for Founder
Sis Frank Raises $25,000
for St. John School of the
Arts."
Coreen Samuel is the
Executive Director of
Young Writers Inc. which
offers a young writers
camp in partnership with
St. John School of the
Arts. Faye Fredericks is
one of the teachers trained
by Coreen Samuel. Nathan All
St. John Tradewinds on St. Thoma
apologizes for the error to proud pare
and omission. Albert and Lc


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: 10

3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 35

Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 19

Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0


Birth Announcement


bert Willis was bor on March 8, 2010, at 8:08 a.m.
is. Nathan weighed in at 7 lbs. 14oz., 21 3/4 inches
nts Aaron and Lisa Willis. Paternal grandparents are
nnie Willis.


invented in England or French fries in France.
Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which
aren't sweet, are meat. We take English for granted.
But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quick-
sand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a
guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.
And why is it that writers write but fingers don't
fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of
booth, beeth? One goose, two geese. So one moose,
two meese?
One index, two indices? Doesn't it seem crazy that
you can make amends but not one amend? If you have
a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of
them, what do you call it?
If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humani-
tarian eat?
Sometimes I think all the English speakers should
be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane. In
what language do people recite at a play and play at a
recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have
noses that run and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the
same, while a wise man and a wise guy are oppo-
sites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a
language in which your house can bum up as it bums
down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and
in which, an alarm goes off by going on.
English was invented by people, not computers,
and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which,
of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the
stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are
out, they are invisible.
Submitted by Z. Hruza


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I have been following this case from the beginning,
as I am a friend of Jean Cockayne's.
Our awful common bond is that we have both been
through the V.I. justice system. I write these words
because I have first-hand knowledge of how things go
in this court system, having lived in the VI from 1997-
2007. It is on this basis that qualifies me to speak out
and judge the system for the travesty that it is and the
endless pain and suffering inflicted on this family.
Where in God's name does "Judge" Brenda Hol-
lar get the right to play judge, jury and executioner?
Is she going to continue to overturn convictions and
keep on until she gets a verdict she likes?
This is truly a "kangaroo court" if I've ever seen
one. Essentially, she has thumbed her nose at the job
the jury has done in considering the facts of this case
and making a careful and informed decision to find
these jackals guilty, not once, but twice.
Excuse me, but in my book that's good enough for
me why doesn't "Judge" Hollar in her infinite wis-
dom see this as well? What kind of a message does
this send to the potential members of every other sub-
sequent jury picked to serve? The prevailing attitude
(and forgive me if I am wrong) is going to be "Why
bother? My decision will just be set aside." This, in
turn, will allow the Virgin Islands become a fertile
breeding ground for more and more violence because
the criminals know they can get away with it.
Mad? You bet I am. When are the people of these
islands going to rise up and speak out about the bla-
tant miscarriage of justice so clearly illustrated here?
How many more innocent people have to die? "He
jus' anodder white bwoy." One of the defendants stat-


On Friday morning, May 14, I struggled with a
headache and fuzzy eyes after being up until 2 am. I
cancelled work appointments. I took aspirin. But this
isn't the result of a late night in the bars. Here in Coral
Bay, it's becoming known as a "Tortola Dump Hang-
over," and it comes from another late night of trash
burning at the Tortola dump.
My husband and I have lived in various parts of
Coral Bay over the last 13 years, and moved to Sea
Grape Hill a few weeks ago. We've all heard com-
plaints about the smoke from Tortola's dump from
different areas of Coral Bay, but the last few days
were especially bad here, with light east winds.
I spoke with a neighbor this morning that agreed to
comment for this letter, but prefers not to be quoted
by name: "The smell was so sharp that we thought
there might be an electrical fire. Sometimes this just
happens. It bothers our eyes. My husband went to see
an eye doctor and now uses special eye drops. I don't
know if it's related," she said. "I could still smell it at
8:30 this morning."
At 2:30 in the afternoon and we could smell it again
ourselves. We decided to get out of the house and
neighborhood to get a break from it. It was burning
our eyes and throats and my husband felt somewhat


ed in open court that they were going to rob the "rich
white boy." Since when is one life more valuable than
another by virtue of the color of one's skin?
Former Judge Leon Kendall "retired" amid a
firestorm of negative publicity regarding his contro-
versial decisions with respect to letting violent offend-
ers go free with no bail, only to commit the same (or
worse) crimes again and again. I challenge the people
of the Virgin Islands to do the same for Brenda Hol-
lar. She clearly has disregarded the judicial process
and effectively taken over the job of the jury. This
is overstepping her bounds as a judge. Why can't
anyone see this? Write your representatives locally
and in Washington to express your displeasure and
outrage at what is being swept under the rug and no
one is talking about. The next person that falls victim
to a violent crime could be you, your mother, father,
sister, brother....anyone. Don't wait until it is too late
for someone you care about. Do not miss this oppor-
tunity to make your voice heard because if Thomas
and Boston are set free, it may be your child, brother,
sister or mother that will be the next victim of these
felons. Only this time they will be more emboldened
because they, like so many others, have gotten away
with murder.
Don't wait until you have to spend a Mother's Day
like Jean Cockayne, praying for justice, searching for
sanctuary and peace in her heart. Your efforts will not
bring Jamie back, but you can make a difference for
the next person this happens to and it will, unless
the cycle of injustice is broken.
Sincerely,
Doreen Seibert, New York


dizzy. We saw the boats in the harbor, pointed east,
and the smoke plume carrying over from the dump.
I recall that air quality testing has been in coopera-
tion with the EPA in response to these issues, but the
problem seems to be timing. The tests took samples
on pre-planned dates at different locations. This is not
an issue of Non-Point Source Pollution; it is an is-
sue of Non-Point Time Pollution. While we know the
source of the smoke, we don't know the timing or the
wind direction as it relates to bur times at the Tortola
dump.
If the Tortola dump smoke is affecting your life and
health, I encourage you to pick up the phone and call
the VI. Government House and express your concern
so that the governor can push the BVI government to
act. Call 774-0001 and ask for Mr. Louis Sylvester,
Special Assistant and Liaison to the Department of
Health, and tell him how the smoke has been affect-
ing you and for how long. Also consider writing of-
ficials and press in Tortola, which I am doing.
There are many harmful chemicals in burning
trash and petroleum products and it is not something
Coral Bay residents should be forced to live with or
breathe.
Karen Vahling


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Solve Crime of the Week


Obituary


Susan Buchanan, 47, Passes Away


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking
your help to solve the follow-
ing crimes. If you know some-
thing, say something. Even
information that seems insig-
nificant may be just what law
enforcement needs to solve
these cases.
ST. JOHN:
Police are requesting your
assistance with a burglary that
occurred on May 5 at 36-56 Vir-
gin Grand Estate. The suspect
entered through a door while
the occupants were at home. A
green and black backpack was
taken which contained a U.S.
passport, driver's license, HP
laptop, Lumix camera, iPod
Shuffle, cash, and credit cards.
The minimum reward for an ar-
rest is $714.
ST. THOMAS:
Recently there has been an
increase of burglaries in the ar-
eas of Altona, Estate Thomas,
Solberg, and Annas Retreat.
These burglaries are happening
during the day while the resi-
dents are away. Items taken in-
clude jewelry, money and elec-
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Community members can
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Susan Buchanan, 47, passed
away on March 17, 2010, in Cha-
pel Hill, North Carolina after a
courageous battle with cancer.
Susan will be dearly missed
and forever remembered by her
husband of 14 years, Karl Owen,
and their children Jordan and Mar-
cus of Chapel Hill; her mother,
Midori Buchanan of St. John,
USVI; her sister, Lori of Raleigh,
NC; her brother Marcus and neph-
ew Robert of Petaluma, CA, along
with countless other aunts, uncles,
cousins, in-laws and dear friends
who were blessed to know her. Su-
san was preceded in death by her
father Marc Buchanan.
Susan was born in Honolulu,
Hawaii and raised in the U.S. Vir-
gin Islands. She graduated from
the Codrington School on Barba-
dos and attended Beloit College in


Susan Buchanan

Wisconsin before graduating from
the University of South Carolina
with a degree in Chemistry. She
continued her education at the
University of North Carolina with
a graduate degree in public health.
She spent her career consulting in
Industrial Hygiene for URS Corp
in Research Triangle Park. She
was recently awarded the War-


ren A. Cook distinguished service
award by the American Industrial
Hygiene Association (AIHA), her
professional organization.
Susan loved spending time with
her family, beach trips, travel,
playing tennis, reading, being out-
doors, having fun with friends, and
working. Susan touched the lives
of many people with her generos-
ity, and maintained her zest for life
all the way to the end.
The family would like to thank
all of Susan's friends from St.
John who have sent cards, prayers,
flowers, and messages of hope
during her two-year illness. Spe-
cial thanks go to Carmen Samuel
Hodge and her family in North
Carolina for their steady love and
comfort.
Donations in honor of Susan
may be made to the following or-
ganizations.


Selengut Accepts IGBA's 4-Star Award for Concordia


Continued from Page 6
ford."
The walls, floors and ceilings in
Concordia's new units were made
from SIPS (Structural Insulated
Panel System) and all window
and door openings and electrical
and water runs were prefabricated
in the panels in order to eliminate
any waste.
"This is a big improvement over
traditional construction methods,"
said Maggie Day, Concordia's vice
president.
And the affordable, sustain-
able and waste-less construction
doesn't stop with the exterior -
the units have integrated Maho's
Trash to Treasures artistic creativ-
ity into its innovative interiors.
"The counter tops in the four
studios were made by mixing
crushed recycled glass with white
Portland cement and grinding it
down so glass comes to the sur-
face and a sealer tops it," Selengut
said.
Bathroom counter tops glimmer
green thanks to crushed Heineken
bottles while the kitchens boast a
Budweiser-brown sheen that pairs
flawlessly with the corked floor-
ing.
With approximately 30 beer


bottles used per square foot, four
Concordia units prevented nearly
600 glass bottles from going into
the dump while gaining some
uniquely colorful counter tops.
The glass globes surrounding the
fixtures in the units were also fash-
ioned from recycled glass.
"This was so successful that I
think it has real potential for a new
industry," Selengut exclaimed.
"The long-term potential is that
you could eventually cast legs and
frames for tables from waste alu-
minum and make tops from waste
glass just think of all the ship-
ping and transportation you can cut
down by doing it all right here."
"It is a whole new approach to
creating new materials that can
provide much more efficient and
sustainable construction with al-
most no waste," he added.
Glen Speer designed the studios
and Doug White helped incorpo-
rate energy solutions, but Selengut
said the architects are constantly
coming up with improved ideas
for the next 11 units.
"Luckily by building four at a
time, each cluster gives us knowl-
edge to help us better build the
next four," Selengut said.
Day gave credit to Margaret


Majette with St. John Projects who
managed the project and David
Rosa who served as engineer.
"When you are building green,
you can't just buy products off the
shelf, you really have to do your
research," Day said. "With green
building, it took us over a year
to get the buildings permitted be-
cause it is a process that has never
been done in the islands before."
Selengut was especially pleased
with IGBA's innovative award -
a fitting Trash to Treasures plaque
featuring four jade starfish.
"It was the most innovative
award I've ever gotten it sort
of symbolized what we've tried to
accomplish in our new units," he
said. "I am so proud of the people
who made this happen Maggie
Day has done so much, and Glen
Speer went way beyond the scope
of an architect."
Though Selengut has developed
a myriad of projects over the years,
he said the eco units at Concordia
will always remain special to him.
"Concordia is very important
to me," he said. "Maho is on land
I lease, but Concordia is on land
I own. And my hope is that it be-
comes a haven for a certain type of
human being."


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Gifft Hill, Iowa State Partner for Sustainable St. John


Continued from Page 9
ISU has already erected a weather station to re-
cord scientific information such as light, temperature,
wind, moisture and soil conditions which will help
students grow food. Additional plans include build-
ing a trail between the upper and lower campuses for
students to safely pass between and landscaping to
create natural shading for the school's currently un-
protected outdoor classrooms.
While the students at Gifft Hill will gain a more
diverse education, ISU students are also broadening


their horizons by interacting with new students and
terrain, said Reinert.
Reinert said the university was surprised to learn
the students on St. John were quite similar to their
stateside counterparts who have allowed video games
and technology to replace more traditional pass
times.
"Today's students are very removed from their
environment," he said. "And we are trying to bring
back into today's culture what the older generations
already understand."


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Friday, May 7,2010
7:01a.m. Auto accident,
Jacobs Ladder.
6 p.m. Chief of Empire,
Colorado, Police Department
requested police assistance in
finding an individual.
12:37 a.m. -Alarm at Lime
Inn Bar and Restaurant.
Saturday, May 8,2010
9:20 a.m. Estate Carolina
man reported someone entered
his business and ransacked
same. Burglary 3rd.
Sunday, May 9
1:55 p.m.- Activated alarm
at Crazy Crackers.
5:44 a.m. Glucksberg man
reported his residence was bro-
ken in to. Burglary 2.
12:58 p.m. One Glenn
Marsh reported that she was as-
saulted by a male in Coral Bay.
6:16 p.m. Alarm reported
at Starfish Market.
Monday, May 10
544 a.m. Aggravated As-
sault and Battery. (Omitted)
6:45 a.m. One Stephen
Pacatte of Shoal Drive, Texas,
present reporting he was given
drugs by his cousin. Police As-
sistance.
12:53 p.m. An Estate
Enighed woman reported a lar-
ceny. Grand Larceny.
5:13 p.m. A male was re-
ported creating a disturbance at
the Myrah Keaton Clinic. Dis-
turbance of Peace.
6:33 p.m. A Spring Gar-
dens man reported a distur-
bance. Disturbance of Peace
(threats).
1:42 p.m.- National Park
Service reported an auto acci-
dent in the area of Coral Bay
Road.
2:14 p.m. A citizen called
to report an auto accident at Fish
Bay Road.
Wednesday, May 12


9:35 a.m. A Fish Bay
woman requested police assis-
tance at Mongoose Junction.
10:35 a.m. Badge 112
present with one Mark L Wal-
lace, of no known address, under
arrest for violating a court order
and charged with contempt of
court. No bail was set. He was
transported to the Bureau of
Corrections on St. Thomas.
Thursday, May 13
8:05 a.m. A Johns Folly
man reported a man was threat-
ening to chop his 16 year old
son with a cutlass. Disturbance
of Peace.
9:02 a.m. A resident re-
ported another man threatened
to drive over him in the area of
the food stand at the Inspection
Lane.
1:30 p.m. A woman from
Caneel Bay Resort reported a
man threatened her.
Friday, May 14
10:53 a.m. A man from
Virgin Grand Estates reported a
burglary. Burglary 2.
11:16 a.m. ADT reported
an alarm at Virgin Grand Es-
tates.
6:24 p.m. A citizen re-
ported an auto accident in area
of First Bank, Cruz Bay.
Saturday, May 15
11:50a.m. Badge 117
present with Daniel Fani of
16358 Johns Folly under arrest
on a warrant charged with third
degree assault, brandishing a
deadly weapon and disturbance
of the peace. Bail was set at
$10,000. He was transported to
the Bureau of Corrections on St.
Thomas.
8 p.m. Badge 107 pres-
ent with Felipe Jimenez of Pot-
tery Gardens under arrest and
charged with aggravated as-
sault and battery. Bail was set at
$10,000.







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Community Calendar



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


Wednesday, May 19
Sharon McCollum, Ph.D.,
Principal of the Ivanna Eudora
Kean High School invites the
public to the Music Depart-
ment's Annual Spring Concert
presentation titled, "This Is It!"
at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
May 19, 2010 in the cafeteria.
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.
Saturday, May 22 and
Sunday, May 23
St. John School of the Arts
will present a dance recital at
the Westin Resort grand ball-
room on Saturday, May 22
at 3:30. and a music recital at
St. John School of the Arts on
Sunday, May 23 at 4:00. Ad-
mission is free and everyone is
welcome.
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
Friends of the VINP's 7th
Annual Beach-to-Beach Power
Swim is Sunday, May 30.
Monday, May 31
The Fifth Annual Javon J.
Alfred Fun Day will be on
Monday, May 31, at the Win-
ston Wells ball field from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 6
St. John School of the Arts
will have auditions for their
Ruth "Sis" Frank Performance/
Merit Scholarship on Sunday,
June 6 at 2 p.m. The scholar-
ship is applied to tuition for
Art, Dance or Music for the
2010-11 school year at St. John
School of the Arts
June 30
Lt. Gov. Gregory R. Francis
strongly encourages corporate
citizens to satisfy the franchise
tax and annual filing require-
ments of Titles 13 and 26 of
the Virgin Islands Code which
requires every registered cor-
poration to pay a franchise tax
to the Office of the Lt. Gov. on
or before June 30 of every year.


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

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

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

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


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TO SHOP, DINE
AND WORK

COME JOIN US
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SPACES AVAILABLE
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340-776-6455


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new center with market,
bank, spa & more

office/retail space available

1036 sq. ft./ 448 sq. ft.

reasonable rates / flexible terms
excellent location next to Westin

call Emily for info. #776-6666


Storage: Secured Lockers
Sizes to 10' x 12'Autos,
Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
www.properyachts.com


Gorgeous 1 Bed/1 Bath
studio cottage, tropical
hardwood/stone construc-
tion. Coral Bay, beautiful
ocean views over BVI.
$1500/mo. Kiana
Hammer: 512-535-7185


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


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


House for Rent/Lease to
Purchase Coral Bay
Large 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
1 Bedroom/i Bath apartment.
Both w/great views, water
access. Large covered decks,
onsite parking fully fur-
nished. Will rent seperately
or possible lease to purchase
entire house. For more infor-
mation Call Laurie @ 340-
227-6688; 340-779-1804


New 2BR, large bath, off-
street parking, ceiling fans,
microwave, security lights,
spacious porch overlooking
Westin, $1500/month; 340-
776-6331 or 678-715-1129.


SCENIC PROPERTIES
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay: Studio apt w/d
$750; One bedroom/one
bath $800; Fish Bay; One
bedroom/one bath w/d
$1000; One bedroom/one
bath $1100; One bedroom/
one bath $1300; Two
bedroom/two bath $1900;
Three bedroom/2 bath/w/d
$1700; Three bedroom/2
bath w/d $3500.
Coral Bay: One bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1400; One
bedroom/one bath $1250.


Large 1 bedroom, 1 bath
rental available starting in
June. $1,250/month includes,
electricity, water and A/C.
One mile from Cruz Bay.
Lease negotiable.
Call Bob at 642-9696


Coral Bay, Small furnished
cottage, Electric included,
Pets ok. Close to bus route.
Ron 715-853-9696


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




St John Eye Care
boulon center

PLENTY
OF PARKING
GOOD
TRAFFIC FLOW

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


RELIABLE MOBILE
AUTO REPAIR:
Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Suspensions, Shocks,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
Call 227-9574




SUZUKI ISLAND CAR
FOR SALE: Partially
Renovated $1500 OBO
Richard 340 642-5358


'08 TOYOTA RAV 4
Limited edition. Loaded.
4WD. Only 12K miles.
$18,500. Call 340-642-5365




Samana, Dom Rep $150,000,
3/4 acre with a fabulous
ocean view. This mountain-
top concrete 3 bdrm home
needs some TLC but for this
price it is a deal! Some owner
financing possible. Coconut
palms, flowers & fruit trees
overlooking Bay of Samana,
minutes from the town &
beaches. Call 340-514-0173
or email
villast ohnlamcomcast.net


Watersports Jobs!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:

Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors


Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857



Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
Job Vacancy Announcement
District Director of Solid Waste
St. Thomas
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
DEADLINE: May 21, 2010
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Leads, directs and oversees all Authority solid waste operations.
Establishes operating policies and objectives, consistent with the overall goals and
objectives ofthe Authority
Oversees the performance of the collections and landfill contractors and enforces
authority contracts, safety rules and/or permits as appropriate.
Provides focus and momentum for continuous improvement in the delivery of
solid waste services.
Ensures the effective utilization of labor resources and assigned assets to
maximize productivity.
Addresses any deficiency identified in government inspections, internal audits
and/or compliance studies and ensures that the corrective actions resolve the
deficiency
Prepares requests for capital and operating funds to meet solid waste operating
needs along with new safety and environmental requirements.
Ensures the development of operating and maintenance manuals, Standard
Operating Procedures, and training guides for all significant activities.
Manages the overall solid waste operations budget.
Perform other related tasks.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
SB.S. degree in Management Environmental Sciences or Engineering.
Three to five years experience managing Solid Waste operations.

Submit a letter of interest along with a resume to:
Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 5089
Kingshill, St Croix 00851
OR
Email us at emplovment(iviwma.ore
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer





FIELD OPERATIONS MANAGER

Supervise daily operations for field staff. Maintenance
works, inspections, order supplies, train staff & ensure cus-
tomer satisfaction.

MUSTS: St. John resident, 4wd vehicle, phone with voice
mail. Maintenance experience mandatory. Weekend & flex-
ible hrs required.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum two year's experience / supervi-
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For information on Devotions and Study
Circles, please call 714-1641
7:30 p.m. Fridays;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays
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
Inter-Denominational
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m.
Saturdays (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sundays
340-715-0530


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.
776-6731

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.
776-6339

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m
693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturdays
779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
779-1230

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 1st Sunday: Service 9:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday
776-6332

Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617


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Business Directory


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

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

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

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


Architecture
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
www.LJBArch.com


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


Beauty/Spa


27 years serving Virgin Islanders
Dr. Craig Friedenberg


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

V.I. Employee Benefit Consultants
Phone 776-6403
www.viebcserve.com


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


Landscaping
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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation


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


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


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


Health
St. John Eye Care 779-2020


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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"rnAn1sN UAY ,A" Keaay
for development with all
studies done and permits in
place. 18 Acres, waterfront
with trade wind breezes and
dynamite water views over
Long Bay & Round Bay to the
north, west to Rams Head and
south to St. Croix. Deeded
rights to sandy beach and
cottages at Long Bay. An easy
project for the first time devel-
oper or perfectly suited for a
very private estale, Seller is
eager for offers. Reduced from


"Lovango Love Shack" is an
intimate beachfront hide-away
elegantly furnished and outfit-
ted with top of the line appli-
ances, including a whirlpool
spa, This self contained para-
dise features all modern utilities
and amenities in an open style
floor plan just steps from the
palm studded white sand
beach, with private dock (use
and maintenance shared with a
few nearby neighbors). Snorkel
from your doorstep. This is
what real island living is about!
S2.250.000


"Villa Lantano" Magnificent
North Shore views over Peter
Bay to Jost Van Dyke from this
spacious home in Upper Peter
Bay. Features include custom
kitchen with granite counter-
tops, stainless appliances, trav-
ertine floors throughout, large
pool deck with adjoining spa,
water views from every room
and lush professional landscap-
ing. A beautiful new arched,
native stone gazebo has been
added that makes a very com-
fortable, shady outdoor seating
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"Villa Hibiscus"- All masonry construction on a large coner lot in Estate
Chocolate Hole just 1.5 miles from Cruz Bay dock on paved roads,
Deeded beach rights to Hart Bay and Chocolale Hole Bay & plenty of flat
parking. Successful short term rental with two private units, separate
storage building, plus big work shopfhome office space below with
separate drive way. Live n one unit & rent the other $995,000
"Casa De Palmas" Recently refurbished, large and comfortable West
Indian style home with pool and spa, nice waler and sunset views, easy
access on quiet dead end road, paved circular driveway, established
landscaping with many palm trees and colorful hibiscus, and good
breezes. The spacious lower level has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a private
entrance, complete kitchen, and adjoins deck with pool. Lols of windows
and a water view add charm to this spacious apartment. $650,000
"Mango Terrace Condos" Construction completed in 2009. Cruz Bay -
2.3 & 4, bedrooms available, A/C, walk to Frank Bay beach and town.
Water views, stainless appliances, travertine & granite. Some of the most
spacious condos on St John. Only 20% down. Financing available.
$825,000 to $1.35M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunity! Buy one 1/4
ownership. Contact islandia for details. Time Is now for a great buyll
"Snail's Pace" "Cute As A Button" describes this cottage perfectly.
Fronted by a white picket fence, this cozy studio home has new
r i cabinets, fumiture. bath, paint, pumps, tropical landscaping, paved
access and walking distance from Reef Bay beach, Includes furniture.
List price is below appraisal. The flat lot is a gardener's delight. Walk to
A Reef Bay Beach. This is a short sale & a great deat at just $399,000
"El Clslo" New masonry home has an ideal location midway between
Cruz Bay & Coral Bay. This 4 bedroom home is perched on a flat ridge
above Peter Bay and has National Park land to the north & east to insure
quiet & rivacy. Graceful arches frame the sweeping views from Lovango
Cay to Jost Van Dyke. Alarge pool deck is accessed from the living room
Master suite. Features include custom mahogany doors & windows, air
conditioning, large great room and an office. 52.59M1
"THE SHOPS AT COCOLOBA- This is an exciting new shopping complex on the waters edge
in Coral Bay. Turnkey" operation with over 10,000 total square feet with room to expand under W-
1 zoning guidelines. 125 KW generator, waste water treatment plant, drip irrigation system, plenty
of parking, excellent occupancy, plus over 400 feet of water-frontage. $3,900,000.
"Coral Bay Casa" Masonry two bedroom home in beautiful Upper Carolina with
unimpeded views of Coral Bay Harbor & Bordeaux Mountain. The master suite is
on the main level along with the kitchen. dining, living areas and deck. Spacious
lower level bedroom has separate entrance and is plumbed for an additional
kitchen Deeded beach rights at Johnson's Bay included $875,000
"REEF BAY" -1.32 acre lot adjoining national park with 270 feel of
waterfront on pristine Reef Bay. Easterly trade winds, a vest pocket beach
& sweeping views to St. Croix and St. John's undeveloped south shore..
Wilh park land on the south this parcel affords a privacy seldom found in
a waterfront property. A short drive to Cruz Bay $2499M
Best Deals: Seagrape 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
the Sir Francis Drake Channel now just $179,000. Three new land listings at Estate Paslory with
nice sunset views starting at $200,000, Affordable home in Estate Glucksberg just $375,000.


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CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighborhood. Masonry construction with low maintenance
features. three bedroom/two baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample
room for expansion. $1,595,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
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.
REEF BAY VIEW Absolutely stunning, unobstructed,
views of National Park land, w/secluded white sand
beach below. Attractive 4 bd/3 bath,w/pool, spa and
vacation rental history. $1,595,000.
COCO CRUZ Fabulous 3 bd/2 bath turn-key rental
villa on Maria Bluff. Panoramic views, Ig. pool, multiple
decks, prime location. $1,800,000.
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.
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.
CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James
islands. Newer masonry homewith 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.
$1,200,000.
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.


PLUMB GUT- 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $499,000.
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.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2
bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable
beach, hotel amenities. Reduced to $595K.
SELENE'S- Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
CBR LAND LISTINGS
BANK OWNED PARCELS Chocolate Hole, priced to
SELL! $250,000 & 276,500. GREAT BUYS!
CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed-
room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K.
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent
peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap-
ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44
ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, /2 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS- Outstanding views. $325K & $415K.
LEINSTER BAY 2 side-by-side 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.
$895,000.
FLANAGAN'SPASSAGE-2beautifulsites.$299K-$350K.
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zoned R-2, no
restrictions.
Gorgeous
$3,000,000 water views!
"SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming 4
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lot gives
great views
mand breezes.
Michael Ox-
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available for
expansion.
Incredible
$3,250,000 Value!
"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
This gentle
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end of the road location in esteemed Es-
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A unique
design built
to endure
the best and
worst nature
$2,395,000 has to offer!
UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 Recently
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& well kept
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"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, BEST BUY BEACH FRONT "GREAT 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 "LOVANGO CAY" 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 $550,000. 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 pivatne parcels above Rendezvout s Bay; paved road,setul
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
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WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay. MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home NEW! 1.05 acres on Mamey Peak, 1x1 Main
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the overlooking Carolina Valley Ideal starter home House and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat slope and
water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000 w/2nd unit for rental income. $679,000 Adjacent stunning views. One of a kind fixer upper!!!
cottage available for $279,000 $795,000


UPPER CAROLINA 3..LBA. Expansive
views. Master I & kitchen on
upper leveafSJl5 's 21B BR, living area &
kitchen. A/. Priced to sell. $675,000
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
A PERFECT PLACE TO STAY ACCORD-
ING TO BUDGETTRAVEL.COM. 3 BR, 3 BA
gem, hot tub and views overlooking Rendez-
vous Bay; Caribbean cute $699,000.
CRUZ BAY Prime.75 acre property, 3 bdrm
with pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4 and
suited for development. $2,950,000
GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000


RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board,
& wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,399,000
CHATEAU MARGOT A private gated
compound located in Spice Hill, knock-your-
socks-off views, 5 bdrms + guest cottage. 2
acres. $2,195,000.
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs,
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers
privacy. $1,499,000
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa
in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa
nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
floors. $3,450,000


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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
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5
BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 1800 views, large pool & hot tub
$2,595,000
COTTAGE One of the least expensive
homes on the market! Great starter home with
room to expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit
masonry home also available. $279,000
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced
yard, boarding greenspace. 2-car garage
$1,499,000


BLUt UAHIbt iSuccessTul snort term rental evv IN Luuu I tINVAAL! Large (1 .d acres) I-LAI
home with gourmet kitchen and with views of fenced parcel with expansion and/or subdivision
Coral Bay harbor. $615,000 opportunities. Newly built multi-unit tasteful
masonry home. Privacy w/ large yard. $925,000


WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany
Belvedere Commanding views, year-round throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2
sunsets, pool, spa, deck, 3BR/3.5BA. $2,750,000 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset BAREFOOT N~ f om, 1.5 bath
views, 3 bdrms w/en suite baths. Open style, guest cSfrf neighborhood.
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000 $599,000 -
FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites.
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool $1,990,000
while gazing out upon excellent bay views. CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in
Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps acre. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate!
to Hart Bay "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA $2,395,000
with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, sunsetviews!5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore see the impressive recent renovations
beaches, cooling breezes. $1,990,000 $1,095,000.


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24 St. John Tradewinds, May 17-23, 2010


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

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


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


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Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.


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