Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
Alternate Title: Saint John tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: May 31, 2010
Frequency: weekly[1998-]
monthly[ former <1979-1987 (jan).>]
bimonthly[ former 1987 (feb)-1997]
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May 31-June 6, 2010
Copyright 2010


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

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St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Jaime Elliott

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after swimming the 3.5 mile course from Maho Bay unassisted in one hour, fourteen
minutes and five seconds. Almost 200 swimmers competed in the Friends of V.I.
National Park fundraiser in calm seas and a light easterly wind.
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2 St. John Tradewinds, May 31-June 6, 2010

DeJongh Outraged at Violent Crime

by Defendents Awaiting Trial, Sentencing

St. John Tradewinds
Last week Governor John de-
Jongh expressed his anger and
frustration at the continued num-
ber of violent crime incidents tak-
ing place in the territory by perpe-
trators who are either on pre-trial
release or awaiting sentencing.
The territory has seen a steady
increase in the number of criminal
acts being carried out by those who
have already been arrested and are
either awaiting trial, or sentencing,
the governor explained.
"The message to our Superior
Court judges is loud and clear -
the place for these criminals is
behind bars, not free on the streets
or in our neighborhoods," said de-
The VI. Police Department sta-
tistics are clear when it comes to
those defendants who are commit-
ting crimes, are charged, and then
released by the judges pending
trial, according to the governor.
During that time that they are to

be confined and their movements
limited, they continue to gain pos-
session of illegal guns and con-
tinue their retaliatory acts based
on the vendettas they hold against
each other, deJongh added.
The governor was at a loss to
understand how a 17-year-old mi-
nor who is under house arrest for
assault in connection with a crime
on St. Thomas was on St. Croix
May 21 instigating a confrontation
that ended in three innocent by-
standers being hit by stray bullets
at the D.C. Canegata Ball Park, he
"These victims, a man, a woman
and a 12-year-old child were out
with their families enjoying rec-
reational activities at this popular
park and ended up hospitalized for
gunshot injuries," said deJongh.
"All current indications suggest
that the 17-year-old instigated
the confrontation that ended in a
DeJongh intended to request an

immediate meeting with the lead-
ership of the VI. Superior Court to
hear from the Judiciary as to the
reasoning behind the decisions that
are made from the bench regarding
house arrest, decisions that have so
far not been in the best interest of
the community.
The police cannot be expected
to wage an effective battle against
criminals if suspects are so easily
returned to the streets following
their arrest and in many instances,
following their being found in pos-
session of dangerous weapons, ac-
cording to deJongh.
"I encourage members of our
community to stand up with me
against this practice of granting
pre-trial and pre-sentencing re-
lease to criminals whose intent
is to continue their violent crime
assault against the people of the
Virgin Islands," said the governor.
"The time has come for increased
actions on our part and I for one
will see to it that they happen."

DPNR Warms of Storm Water Runoff Impacting Beaches

St. John Tradewinds
As a result of the recent rains
throughout the territory, the Divi-
sion of Environmental Protection
anticipates negative environmen-
tal impacts caused by storm water
runoff, announced the Department
of Planning and Natural Resourc-
DPNR advises the public to
refrain from using the waters
throughout the territory until these

effects subside. DPNR is also ad-
vising parents to instruct their
children to keep away from storm-
water-impacted beaches as well as
areas with manholes and storm-
water flooding.
There may be an elevated health
risk to anyone swimming in storm-
water-impacted areas from in-
creased concentrations of bacteria.
All persons should also be
aware that storm-water runoff may

also contain contaminants or pol-
lutants harmful to human health
and therefore all persons should
avoid areas of storm-water runoff
(i.e. guts, puddles, and drainage
DPNR will continue to monitor
the impacted areas and waters. For
additional information regarding
water quality call the Division of
Environmental Protection at 774-

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written permission from the publisher.

JJ Fun Day Set for Monday, May 31
The Fifth Annual Javon J. Alfred Fun Day will be on Monday,
May 31, at the Winston Wells ball field from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.

Free Film Screening at Sputnik's Jun. 1
As part of its 2010 Summer Film Series, the St. John Film So-
ciety is hosting a free screening of "Pete Seeger: The Power of
Song," by Jim Brown, on Tuesday night, June 1, at 7 p.m., at Sput-
nik's in Coral Bay.
The 93-minute film is an inspiring biographical tribute to one of
the greatest American singer/songwriter of the last century. Event
goers are encouraged to bring a beach chair for better seating.
Julietta will be serving her delicious rotis and souse but dinner
must be pre-ordered at 776-6644 or info@stjohnfilm.com
The film series is sponsored in part by the National Endowment
for the Arts. For more information visit www.stjohnfilm.com.

DPNR Warns of Jellyfish Threat
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources announced
last week that the St. Croix East End Marine Park, a program with-
in the Division of Coastal Zone Management, issued a warning to
the public about recent sightings of Portuguese Man-of-War jel-
lyfish in Turner's Hole and Great Pond Bay.
The jellyfish have been seen both in the water and on shore.
The jellyfish are pink or purple, translucent with numerous long,
stinging tentacles.
The tentacles remain toxic and can produce a sting even af-
ter washed ashore. As such, the tentacles should be avoided if a
Portuguese Man-of-War is encountered in the water or along the
If stung, affected skin areas can be rinsed with seawater (fresh
water will set off more stinging cells) or household vinegar. If a
serious reaction results from the stings, medical attention should
be sought. For more information call 773-3367 or 773-1082.

MSA Approves GHS Accreditation
The Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools of the
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools have approved
the awarding of accreditation to Gifft Hill School for a period not
to exceed seven years.
This grant of accreditation extends to all divisions that are a
part of the school. The administration and faculty are proud of
this achievement and believe it speaks to all of the hard work and
positive changes that have taken place over the course of the 2009-
2010 school year. Please contact the school with any questions by
calling 340-776-1730 or visiting www.giffthillschool.org.

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

The Community Newspaper Since 1972

St. John Tradewinds, May 31-June 6, 2010 3

Experts Say Gangs in Love City Are Real

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Withknowngang signs sprawled
across the territory's neighbor-
hoods and schools, it's time for
residents to wake up to the harsh
reality of gangs in America's Para-
dise, experts warned last week.
Residents got a sobering look
at the state of gangs throughout
the territory and right here on
St. John during a V.I. Anti-
Gang Committee conference on
Wednesday night, May 26, at the
Westin Resort and Villas.
The conference drew more than
100 St. John residents including
parents, teens and young children
who heard from both national and
local gang experts on the alarming
and undeniable rise of gangs in the
last few years.
"I could go right now and show
you gang writing on classroom
doors right here on St. John at
your middle school," said LaVelle
Campbell, school security manag-
er and local gang expert. "A lot of
you are in denial, but that does no
one good. No one wants to believe
what is going on."
"You need to open your eyes,"
said Campbell.
There are more than 500 gang
members some as young as
nine years old across the ter-
ritory representing gangs like the
Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings and
more, Campbell explained.
"I confiscated two knives off a
first grader and I took a knife away
from an eight-year-old boy," said
Campbell. "You have Crips here
on St. John."
And it's not just the territory's
young men who are being lured
into lives of violence. There are
at least two well established fe-
male gangs in the territory as well,
Campbell added.
Last week was not the gang
expert's first time on St. John, but
this time instead of presenting his
Gangs 101 talk, Campbell sat back
as the crowd viewed the impres-
sive "Gangs in Paradise."
Blurry videos of school fights
captured on cell phone cameras
were just some of the disturbing
images presented in the documen-
tary, which was produced by Lam-
bert Media.
The film included jail cell inter-

Young people at the conference held hands and pledged
to honor their parents.

views with convicted gang mem-
bers and interviews with parents
of slain children. "Gangs in Para-
dise" also included an interview
with two St. John parents who sus-
pected their son of gang involve-
"We don't always know what
is going on," said the mother. "It's
time to start paying attention, es-
pecially in schools."
The territory-wide Anti-Gang
Committee is a collaborative ef-
fort between numerous agencies
including the U.S. Attorney's Of-
fice, Weed and Seed, Project Safe
Neighborhoods, V.I. Police De-
partment, Department of Human
Services, the Office of the Gover-
nor and more.
The St. John conference was
one event during a week-long con-
ference and training program the
committee hosted on all three is-
lands last week. With the St. John
conference drawing the biggest
crowd, Love City has taken the
first step in addressing the prob-
lem, according to Director of In-
tervention Services Cira Burke.
"It's so nice to see all these chil-
dren here with their parents," said
Burke. "We all share the passion
of wanting to make a difference

in the community and help our
young kids who are facing drugs
and gangs."
During her work with Interven-
tion Services for the past decade,
Burke has lost 42 children through
gang related violence and hopes
to save at least one person from a
similar fate.
"Tonight we want to make a
difference to at least one person in
this room," she said. "That person
could be your son, your grandson,
your daughter or your neighbor.
This is not just a black and white
"This is clearly impacting our
entire community and it needs to
stop," said Burke. "This is not a
St. John problem or a St. Croix
problem or a St. Thomas problem
alone. This is a territory problem
and a global problem."
Contributing factors range from
poverty to teenage pregnancies,
explained Burke.
"According to the Kid's Count
Data from the Community Foun-
dation of the Virgin Islands 55.8
percent of children in the Virgin Is-
lands live in single parent homes,"
she said. "Our family structure has
changed. And 29 percent of our
children are living in poverty."

"I could go right now and show you gang
writing on classroom doors right here on St.
John at your middle school," said LaVelle
Campbell, school security manager and
local gang expert. "A lot of you are in denial,
but that does no one good. No one wants to
believe what is going on. You need to open
your eyes."

"Looking at teen births, our
teenagers are getting pregnant at
rate of 57 per 1,000 girls between
the ages of 15 and 19," said Burke.
"What is really going on in our
School proficiency levels and
drop out rates play a part in the rise
of gangs as well, Burke added.
"Our reading proficiency at
the seventh grade level is 22 per-
cent," she said. "In math we have
a 41 percent proficiency rate. What
does that say about us as a com-
"We're not reading and we're
not doing math what are we do-
ing," Burke asked. "Our drop out
rate we're not looking good
there either. We have a 13 percent
drop out rate in the territory which
is twice has high as it is in the
United States."
Teenagers between the ages of
16 and 19 not going to school and
not working are ripe material for
gang members, Burke added.
"One out of every four males in
this age is not going to school and
not working," said Burke. "These
are detached youth and that is a
very serious problem. These kids
formulate gangs and they rob your
homes and rape your kids."
Addressing the problem of
gangs starts in the home, and must
be followed through in schools
and the community, according to
"We need to take a personal
look at what we're doing as par-
ents," she said. "We need to look
at every aspect of this. The hard-
est part is looking at what we say,
what we do and how we think."
"This is a community effort and

we all need to buy into it," Burke
Engaging the youth in atten-
dance, Dr. Celia Victor, director
of clinical compliance, asked each
young person to the front of the
room to hold hands.
"Repeat after me, 'I will be
honest; I will love my community;
I will be fair; I will listen to my
parents,'" Victor had the students
Other speakers at the confer-
ence included Assistant U.S. At-
torney General Ishmael Meyers,
Police Director Retired L. Louis
Jordan, Sgt. Christopher Hill, Sgt.
Leroy Contee, Bonny Corbeil and
Winsbut McFarlane.

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ..................... 19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ...............18
Ferry Schedules .................20
Letters .......................... ...... .. 14
O bitua ry ..............................15
Om on the Rock .................12
Police Log ......................... 17
Real Estate ....... ......... 21-23
Wha's Happn'nin'.................4

Thursday, June 3rd



4 St. John Tradewinds, May 31-June 6, 2010

Gifft Hill School Camp Barracuda

Now taking registration!!

Fun Activities For Ages 4 to 12

Weekly Sessions start
June 21st to August 13th
9:00am to 4pm
After-care optional until 5:30

For more info call 776-6595
or stop by the Lower Campus to register


Beach Trips
Arts & Crafts
Carnival Parade Participation
And much more..

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

So Many Old Friends Have Left Us

St. John Tradewinds
And now, Bob Lefferts is the latest his mar-
velous photographs showed his artistic talents, but
his sense of humor and natural charm meant so
much to everyone who knew him.
He and Sybil had been married for almost 50
years, the perfect marriage. Hopefully, Sybil will
return next winter to sing at The Beach Bar. We all
extend our love and deepest sympathy to her and
the family.
Even though we hadn't seen Susan Buchanan
on a regular basis, we all cherish the memory
of Midori and her family who were such caring

people. I remember when they moved here from
Hawaii, they were blessed to have had Carmen
Samuel Hodge living nearby while Susan battled
her illness.
Art School Dance Recital
Draws Huge Audience
There were over 200 attending. I only hope that
there is that large number when the "Young Lions"
host their show on June 11 at the Westin. This will
send the young musicians to music school.
Kaitlyn Cummings was outstanding as she per-
formed her ballet solo that she created.
I was proud of them all!

Whitney Smith Inducted Into Antilles

School's National Honor Society

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John eleventh grader Whit-
ney Smith was recently inducted
into the Antilles School's Chapter
of the National Honor Society.
Smith is the daughter of Win-
ston Smith Sr. of the V.I. Water
and Power Authority and Beulah
Dalmida-Smith, Director of the
Department of Planning and Natu-
ral Resources' Division of Fish

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"She has great aspirations,"
said her mother, Beulah Dalmida-
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of Nonprofit/Faith Based Organizations.
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Emmons was tempted by this check with his name on it, but wisely reported the fraud
instead of cashing it.

Check Scam Hits St. John Mailboxes,

Luring Residents with Cashier's Check

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A St. John resident opened his
mail on Saturday, May 22, and
found a $950 check with his name
on it.
"I thought, 'this has to be too
good to be true,'" said Gary Em-
Turns out the Estate Bordeaux
resident was right. The check he
received in his mailbox was one of
the latest scams targeting residents
across the country.
Arriving in an envelope with a
Canadian return address and Cana-
dian postage, the cashier's check
featured the bank name Space
Coast Credit Union of Melbourne,
Florida, and was issued by Inte-
grated Payment Systems Inc. of
Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The signed check was dated
May 15 and signed by an autho-
rized signature which appears to
spell "Margaret Snyder." The en-
velope also contained a letter from
Crenshaw Research of New York
City explaining that the recipient
of the letter was selected to be a
secret shopper.
"As one of the people selected
to represent our firm, you will
be acting as a Customer Service
Evaluator of selected companies in
your area," according to the letter.
"This campaign is an excellent op-
portunity for you to earn hundreds
of dollars weekly."
The first assignment for the se-
cret shopper is to evaluate the ef-

"Forgeries can
take weeks to be
discovered and
untangled. The
bottom line is that
until the bank
confirms that the
funds from the check
have been deposited
into your account,
you are responsible
for any funds you
withdraw against that

ficiency of Moneygram, for which
the recipient is promised a $150
flat fee, according to the letter.
In order to start the project,
however, the recipient is informed
that they must first contact Cren-
shaw Research in order to remove
the temporary hold on the ca-
shier's check. They then must cash
the check at their local bank, keep
only the $150 and send the rest
back using Moneygram, which is
how the scam works.
Just because a check is depos-
ited does not mean that check
is good, even if it is a cashier's
check. While banks are required
to make deposited funds available
quickly, usually within one to five

days, it could take much longer for
the fraud to be determined by
which time the consumer is out.
"Under federal law, banks must
make funds available to you from
U.S. Treasury checks, official bank
checks (cashier's checks, certi-
fied checks, and teller's checks),
and checks paid by government
agencies at the opening of busi-
ness the day after you deposit the
check," according to the Federal
Trade Commission's consumer
protection website. "However, just
because funds are available on a
check you've deposited doesn't
mean the check is good."
"It's best not to rely on money
from any type of check (cashier,
business or personal check, or
money order) unless you know
and trust the person you're deal-
ing with or, better yet until the
bank confirms that the check has
cleared," according to the web-
site. "Forgeries can take weeks to
be discovered and untangled. The
bottom line is that until the bank
confirms that the funds from the
check have been deposited into
your account, you are respon-
sible for any funds you withdraw
against that check."
So if Emmons had deposited
the check and sent $800 back to
Crenshaw Research, he would
have been out the entire $950 for
the deposit as well as the $800 he
sent back to the company.
The secret shopper scam is one
Continued on Page 16

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For the Dogs: ACC Raises $25K

at 10th Annual Wagapalooza

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Cruz Bay went to the dogs last
Dogs of all ages, shapes and
sizes and some decked out in
elaborate costumes took over
the Winston Wells ball field on
Saturday, May 22, for the 10th An-
nual Wagapalooza.
The whacky island dog show
drew a crowd of about 100 peo-
ple to the ball field to watch the
pups face off in a number of cat-
egories. While each dog couldn't
take home a coveted blue ribbon,
all island dogs won thanks to the
$25,000 the event raised for the St.
John Animal Care Center.
Through the sale of raffle tick-
ets, registration fees and food and
drink sales and donations, the St.
John ACC almost met its $30,000
goal, explained Waga co-chair

Monica Munro.
"We're still counting, but we
think we raised around $25,000,"
she said. "Our goal is always
higher and my personal goal this
year was $30,000, but we're very
happy with what we raised. Every-
thing was wonderful."
The island's only animal cen-
ter, ACC operates a no-kill shelter
and cares for numerous dogs and
cats across the island. The group
has an operating budget of about
$150,000, and receives only about
$15,000 from the government.
Wagapalooza is one of the
group's main fundraisers for the
year and has proven to be a popular
event with hotly contested catego-
ries from Best Old Timer, won by
Susan Mann's dog Pepper, to Best
Look Alike, which went to Chloe
and her owner Alicia Duplisey.
"We don't charge admission,

so we don't have exact numbers,
but I think our attendance was up,"
said Munro. "We probably had the
same number of dogs in the show,
but we had tons of raffle prizes this
year. Everyone was so great about
donating prizes we probably had
about 110 raffle prizes."
After handing out blue ribbons
for category winners, ACC offi-
cials named Jack, owned by Der-
rick and Catherine, Waga 2010
King and Asa, owned by Col-
leen McAlister, this year's Waga
While Munro was busy work-
ing during Waga, she found time
to enjoy the mouth-watering treats
available at Top Dog consession.
"My favorite part of the night
was really Jennifer Triosi's food
at Top Dog," said Munro. "Every-
thing was made from scratch and
Continued on Page 16

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical Focus

Best Lap Dog Maggie, shows off her winning form, sitting
atop owner Earl Clark's lap.



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St. John Tradewinds, May 31-June 6, 2010 7

IGBA Looks to Future of St. John Development with Principal Planner

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands is on the
cusp of change, Principal Planner
Stuart Smith told the Island Green
Builders Association at its Thurs-
day evening, May 27, meeting at
The Marketplace.
Smith, who came on board with
the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources just three and
a half months ago, shared how the
upcoming Virgin Islands Code re-
vision will help preserve the local
The code will undergo an 18
month long revision period, direct-
ed by Rutgers University. Steep
slope development, which causes
the majority of the Virgin Islands'
runoff issues, is just one of the ar-
eas that will be addressed in the
new code, explained Smith.
"It's the number one cause of
nonpoint source pollution," he
said. "The current zoning is inad-
equate at addressing steep slope

One way to address the prob-
lems caused by steep slope devel-
opment is by establishing maxi-
mum cut and fill quantities, giving
less allowances to steeper proper-
ties, Smith added.
Other controls Smith hopes to
see implemented in the new code
will address waste treatment sys-
tems, vegetation and buildable
"A lot of people come in and
clear cut the entire site because it's
cheapest to develop that way, plus
it provides access for construction
equipment and a place to store
building materials," said Smith.
The planner hopes the new code
will address the practice of clear
cutting lots by ensuring property
owners only remove vegetation
that is absolutely necessary for
construction, remove the vegeta-
tion in phases, and preserve veg-
etation around guts.
"Roots soak up moisture in the
ground and hold the soil in place,"
said Smith. "They keep the soil

from slipping and becoming run-
Regulating waste treatment
systems can also help protect the
environment, according to Smith.
Traditional septic systems can
cause effluent to run onto neigh-
boring properties, and even into
the ocean.
"People put drain fields on un-
suitable topography, and all that
effluent slides down drain field
lines too quickly, then leeches to
the surface," said Smith. "Rain-
water can then wash it down to the
neighbor's property or the street.
We can control a lot of this with
waste treatment system setbacks."
New setback regulations can
also help ensure that new construc-
tion fits in aesthetically with other
island homes, Smith continued.
"Aesthetics is hard to insert in
planning documents, but if we can
control the size of structures being
built it's a benefit for everyone,"
he said. "We could implement a
floor area ratio, where you take the

Planner Stuart Smith

entire square footage of the house
and divide it into the area of the
property, which would help with
grading and scale."
Smith also hopes the new code
will address one issue that of-
ten plagues St. John building
height. The new regulations may
address building height rather than
number of stories.
"Building height is the biggest
headache I run into," said Smith.
"One of the most important things
we could do is to establish measur-
able height."
One of the most important ways
to help residents develop responsi-
bly is education, Smith explained.

The planner implored IGBA to
help educate those going through
the building process on new envi-
ronmentally friendly technologies.
"Everyone thinks the traditional
way is the cheapest, safest, most
predictable way to do it," said
Smith. "Most people see dollar
signs more than the environmental
impact. Organizations like IGBA
can really sit down and walk you
through some of the new energy
saving environmentally friendly
Finally, Smith assured IGBA
members that DPNR is in fact user
friendly, and encouraged everyone
to come to him with any questions
or concerns.
"You can bring anything to me,"
said Smith. "Even if I can't get the
answer, I'll try to find it for you."
DPNR's St. John office will
move this week to the old Head
Start building near the library in
Cruz Bay. Smith can be reached at
774-3320 ext. 5107, orvia email at

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Cruz Bay Waterfront Quaint

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Members of the St. John Chap-
ter of the St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce voted to
create a draft of a proposed plan
for the Cruz Bay waterfront and
creek areas during the group's
Tuesday evening, May 25, meet-
ing at Ocean Grill upstairs.
The 13 chamber chapter mem-
bers at the meeting, which was
led by Don Porter, discussed what
changes they'd like V.I. Port Au-
thority officials to realize along
the waterfront and near Cruz Bay
Creek which was mostly noth-
ing at all.
"I don't understand what the
big hurry is here," said Andy Rut-
nik. "Why not create an ambiance
there with open space and some-
thing we can access instead of that
big fence. We should look at it as
common space that should be pre-
"Why do we have to do anything
there right now," Rutnik asked.
"We don't want any big buildings
and in the meantime we can have
open spaces, some palm trees and
benches and local vendors. Then
we can let future generations come
up with better ideas."
The chamber chapter group is
hosting a town hall meeting on
the issue, co-sponsored by Sena-
tor at Large Craig Barshinger's
office, on June 24. While the loca-
tion of the meeting has yet to be
determined, group members were
hoping to agree on what the group
would propose for the area.
"If we have concerns with plans
for the area, we should come up
with what we want to see there and
have it in written format to share
at the town meeting," said Porter.
"We want to avoid a negative ex-
perience and come to the meeting
with ideas of what we want to see
The St. Thomas-based architec-
tural firm Robert deJongh and As-
sociates was contracted by VIPAto
design a plan for the Cruz Bay wa-
terfront from the Loredon Boynes
Sr. Ferry Dock to the Creek.
Among other plans, the archi-
tecture firm proposed to construct
several commercial buildings in

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Chamber memebers discussed ways to keep Cruz Bay's
quiet character.

the area, which chamber chapter
members at the meeting largely
"We don't want to have a mini
Havensight here," said Glen Speer.
"The waterfront should be for peo-
ple to enjoy their lives on St. John.
We shouldn't have buildings along
the waterfront."
With construction costs contin-
ually climbing, VIPA would have
to borrow to pay for the project,
which could translate into higher
fees as the semi-autonomous gov-
ernment agency looks to recoup its
expenses, explained Speer.
"VIPA keeps having to borrow
to pay for these things," he said.
"Construction costs are so high the
numbers won't ever pan out. So
there will be higher airport fees or
dock fees or something."
"Plus the companies they're
going to lease the buildings to are
EDC beneficiaries which don't pay
taxes," Speer said.
Catering to corporate entities to
fill proposed shops along the wa-
terfront would alter the character
of Cruz Bay, added Speer.
"VIPA is big on corporate enti-
ties and cruise ships," said he said.
"That changes our entire island
and corporate entities just haven't
worked here. I don't really think
this project is going to happen be-
cause I don't think they can pay
the bonds."
Walking areas devoid of vehicle

congestion would be a great thing
to have along the waterfront, ac-
cording to Cid Hamling.
"I would like to see a walking
area there with green space with-
out congestion and traffic," said
Hamling. "And we could open
ourselves up to the marine indus-
try which we drove out of the U.S.
Virgin Islands."
While several members dis-
cussed plans for the creek, one
chapter member questioned the
purpose in the first place.
"Has anyone ever heard of the
Port Authority listening to any-
one," asked Pam Gaffin. "What
can we do this time so they really
pay attention."
In order to make their voices
heard, the group should attend a
VIPA governing board meeting,
according to Lorelei Monsanto.
"I suggest that you go to VIPA
and make a presentation at a board
meeting," said Monsanto. "You
have to get up off the island and
go all the way to the airport and
make a presentation before the en-
tire board."
The group voted to have Rutnik
create a first draft of a proposal
which would outline limited activ-
ity along the waterfront. The plan
will eventually become the ba-
sis of further presentations to the
VIPA governing board and possi-
bly VI. Legislature and Governor
John deJongh.


St. John Tradewinds, May 31-June 6, 2010 9

Forecasters Call for Active 2010 Hurricane Season

2010 Hurricane
Season Names


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
It's that time of year again the 2010
Hurricane Season officially kicks off on
Tuesday, June 1, and forecasters are predicting
more storm activity this summer than last.
Philip Klotzbach and William Gray
of Colorado State University's Tropical
Meteorology Project, which has been issuing
seasonal hurricane predictions for 27 years,
are calling for about eight hurricanes, four of
which are expected to be major hurricanes, of
category four or higher. The meteorologists are
calling for a total of 15 named storms for the
hurricane season, which ends on November
The forecasters issued their last report in
April and will publish an updated forecast on
Wednesday, June 2. The duo will publish their
final update for the 2010 Hurricane Season in
The April predictions, however, already
featured more storm forecasts than the group's
December report.
"We have increased our early April forecast
from our forecast of early December due to
the considerable warming in tropical Atlantic
SSTs [sea surface temperatures] along with an

anticipated weakening of the current moderate
El Nino," according to Klotzbach and Gray's
report, which can be viewed at http://hurricane.
atmos.colostate.edu/Forecasts. "The predicted
weakening of El Nino conditions combined
with a very strong anomalous warming of the
tropical Atlantic are the primary reasons why
we are increasing our forecast. We believe
that these two features will lead to favorable
dynamic and thermodynamic conditions for
hurricane formation and intensification."
The meteorologists refer to a sea surface
temperature anomaly as the reason for the
expected increase in hurricane activity for
"Conditions in the Atlantic are quite
favorable for an active season," according to
the Tropical Meteorology Project report. "SST
[sea surface temperatures] anomalies across the
Main Development Region for March are near
their highest levels on record. This pressure
gradient pattern causes a reduction in the trade
"Reduced trade winds drive less upwelling
and evaporation from the sea surface, typically
resulting in a warming of SSTs," according to
the report. "Warmer Atlantic SSTs in the MDR
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10 St. John Tradewinds, May 31-June 6, 2010

Inner Visions Hits the Road as Foursome for 2010 Summer Tour

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The hardest working reggae
band in the business hit the road
again last week, but minus one
long-term member.
Love City's own Inner Visions
departed the territory on Thursday,
May 27, for the reggae group's
tenth stateside tour. This time
around, however, the group took to
the road as a foursome since "Ras"
Paul "Osisi" Samms, who pitched
in on vocals and percussion, has
left the band.
Inner Visions is touring this sum-
mer with Phillip "Grasshopper"
Pickering, Alvin "Jupiter" Picker-
ing, Akiba "Snooze" Pickering and
Aswad "Hollywood" Pickering.
While Inner Visions' popular-
ity has continually grown over
the band's more than 20 years of
playing, the reggae artists haven't
found the financial windfall they
still expect, according to guitarist
and vocalist Phillip "Grasshopper"
"Ras Paul has retired after more
than 20 years with the band," said
Pickering. "I guess he was just tired
of the road. Touring isn't easy and
it is not showing its face financially
yet the way it should."

Grasshopper Jupiter

"We're sad to see Paul go, but
we wish him well," said Pickering.
Despite the lack of money flow-
ing their way just yet, the Inner Vi-
sions members know it's coming,
Pickering added.
"You know, Bob Marley and Pe-
ter Tosh had the same issue in the
beginning when the money wasn't
there," said Pickering. "But you
have to know where you're going,
not just where you are. It's just a
matter of time."
With fans around the globe ham-
mering for Inner Visions songs and
concerts, the band is confident of
continued success.
"We have heard from everywhere
from Guam to France talking about
our music," Pickering said. "I think
if we lived in the states for a year,


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as possible and get our names out
With two agents representing
the popular roots reggae band these
days, Inner Visions already has
more gigs lined up this summer
than ever before, explained Picker-
"This is our tenth stateside sum-
mer tour," he said. "We might come
back for a week or two, but other-
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September. We've got dates from
Asheville to Maine and from New
Jersey to California."
Far from the luxury tour buses of
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own gear, drive 10 hours to the next
gig, set up and jam again. But that
scenario is better than having down
time, according to Pickering.
"It's a lot of hard work, but it's
even harder if you're not work-
ing enough," he said. "In the past
we've had time off, but this year
we're booked pretty solid with club
dates and festivals. It's getting bet-
ter year after year."
Pickering doesn't have one fa-
vorite stateside performance loca-
tion, but several locations stood out
in his mind.
"I love to play places where the
crowd really gets into it and then
you feed off that," he said. "It's
always fun to play in St. Louis
and Maine. There is a place called

Schooner's Landing where they
love us they even expanded the
club there for Inner Visions."
A new album for the band is also
in the works, which Pickering said
should be out soon.
"It's already been mixed and
mastered and now it's in the pro-
duction phase," he said. "We won't
push it locally until September
though when we get back. We'll do
CD release parties and that sort of
As the roots reggae musicians
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St. John Tradewinds
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with the unexpected passing of 15-year-old Nekwan
"Neko" Sprauve.
Nekwan, who had always been in a life-long battle
with sickle cell anemia, came down with a serious ill-
ness, which has been speculated to be Dengue Fever.
After a couple days of putting up a difficult fight, the
young man's life was brought to an early end.
Nekwan is survived by both his parents, his older
sister and two younger brothers, to whom we all wish
sincere condolences in this time of mourning and re-

Though suffering from a serious case of sickle cell
anemia while alive, "Neko" as he was affectionately
called by his family and friends, never let his sickness
slow him down.
Nekwan was a hard-working student at the Gifft
Hill School, who pushed himself to be able to partake
in the school's athletics as a member of the school's
basketball and flag-football teams.
He was also a long-time member of the Love City
Pan Dragons, where he was able to channel his love
for music. For those who might not know him, but
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St. John Tradewinds
When it comes to relaxing on a typical day on St.
John, most probably think that the task shouldn't be
too difficult.
When one starts adding up life's challenges like fi-
nances, relationships, or current health matters, how-
ever, it begins to be clear how important it is to learn
how to slow down and take a deep breath.
The reality is that stress appears in all areas of our
lives no matter what part of the world we live in -
the major link to not allowing it to consume us is all
in the approach. That is when it's time to focus the
your breath.
Stress is a normal physiological reaction to any-
thing that causes us to feel threatened mentally, emo-
tionally, or physically. The body responds by releas-
ing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol
into the blood stream which causes the heart to pound
faster, the muscles to tighten, blood pressure to rise,
and the breath to quicken.
All of a sudden the senses become sharper, and in-
creased strength and stamina help to speed reaction
time so that you are ready for any life threatening
situation. This natural stress response is otherwise
known as "fight, flight or even freeze" response. It
is a natural mechanism built into all of us to keep us
alive. But what happens when we are in this mode on
a long-term basis?
When our bodies are constantly undergoing threat,
the body simply cannot fully function at its optimal
level of health, and it begins to break down. Chronic
stress has a multitude of symptoms that affect one's
quality of life.
Some of these common signs are: unknown weight
loss or weight gain; sugar cravings; mental confusion;
digestive imbalances; moodiness; excess or lack of
sleep; high blood pressure; and even the suppression
of the immune system, which can also relate to in-
creased susceptibility to viruses. The best option from
here is to learn techniques to disengage this constant
state of influx to a state of equilibrium.
Our bodies function best at a relaxed state. This
relaxation happens when our breath slows down, our
heart rate decreases and our bodies begin to let go of
any physical tension held in the musculature. From
here, our mental and emotional levels of self are also
more stable as we move toward a place of being cen-
tered and more conscious about how we approach cir-
cumstances in our lives.
When we allow ourselves a moment to slow down
and take a deep breath, we our giving ourselves the
opportunity to be more "present" in all that we do.
So, now the question remains, how do we stop and

take a deep breath? Well, the best approach to that is
to develop breath awareness.
Here are 10 simple steps to realizing your breath:
1. First stop what you're doing.
2. Find a comfortable position, ihale and exhale
through your nose, close your eyes and begin
to observe your breath.
3. Begin to notice your inhalations, and exhala-
tions where do you feel your breath travel-
ing to in the body?
4. Try to slow your breath down.
5. On your next inhalation count 1,2,3... and on
your exhalation do the same.
6. Once you have slowed your breath down a lit-
tle, attempt to direct your breath to your lower
7. On your next inhalation count, feel your belly
8. On the exhalation, begin to feel the belly draw
9. Attempt this breath cycle at least five times.
10. Now open your eyes what do you notice?
If you have noticed anything at all, you should
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ors around you may appear more vivid and the body
may even feel a little softer and lighter.
In addition to these feelings, you are also taking
the first step to reaping the endless benefits of plac-
ing yourself in a relaxed state. Some of these include:
embracing happier and healthier relationships; better
mental awareness; and more opportunity to create and
attract positive influences in your life like a new job
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Art Opening for IEK Students at Bajo el Sol on June 4

Artwork by Ryan Francis

St. John Tradewinds
For a third year running, Bajo
el Sol Art Gallery is affording art
students from Ivanna Eudora Kean
High School the opportunity to
showcase their art to the public in
an elegant professional venue.
Students' work will be feted at
an opening reception on Friday,
June 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gal-
lery in Mongoose Junction.
Bajo el sol owners Tom and
Livy Hitchcock give back to their
community by using their gallery
to validate students' achievements,

allowing their creativity to flow
and giving them a positive experi-
IEK Art Department Chairper-
son Lisa Etre directs students in
projects which keep them engaged
and successful. Exposing the pub-
lic to the talents of children has
been a priority for Etre since she
took lead of the IEK art depart-
ment 16 years ago.
Using grant funds from VI.
Council on the Arts and Friends
of VI. National Park, students
are exposed to new materials and

methods not usually found in the
classroom. The students also have
the pleasure of working with some
of Bajo's professional artists.
The results are varied, from
pastel to paste paper, metal work
and printmaking. Also featured
are several experimental group
pieces by Etre's Color and Design
Students. Kean Art teachers Alrid
Lockhart and Frances Rutnik will
also have work in the exhibition.
The pieces will be displayed un-
til June 18. For more details, call
the gallery at 693-7070.


P.O. BOX 370
U.S.V.I. 00831

(340) 776-6356


Head Start Dental Health Services Available
The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Department of
Human Services, is providing dental evaluations for children in the Head
Start Program territory-wide.
The services include screenings, in-depth examinations and dental
cleanings for children enrolled in Head Start as well as new and return-
ing students. However, as part of the agreement between the departments
of Human Services and Health, parents must schedule appointments
through the Head Start Program.
Parents can call 774-5370 to make appointments.

GHS Early Learning Center Scholarships
Scholarships are available for students in the Early Learning Center
(Preschool through First Grade) at Gifft Hill School. Applications need
to be submitted by Friday, June 4. Call the GHS lower campus at 776-
6595 or the Development Office at 776-1730 for more information.

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Register To Vote and Get Involved

This is a call to action. Tell all your friends to register to vote, if
they live in the Virgin Islands and choose to vote in the US, we need
them to get involved in the VI.
If you know of anyone who can represent you in the Senate or
Governor seek that person out and ask them to represent you. Support
the individual in anyway you can.
"You are the ones you are looking for." With that said, get active in
your community. We are all living together and all actions or lack of
actions are determining the future for generations to come.
Contact groups and organizations and become members, partake in
your own destiny. Become part of the solutions not part of the prob-
lem. You can choose for Chamber of Commerce, Community Foun-
dations, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, VI Unity Day Group, PTA, PTO,
Coral Bay Community Council, Friends of the Park just to name a
few. Get involved.
The issues that are faced in the Virgin Islands can and will be
solved with your help and insight.
Please forward your input, we need people to represent us and you
need to help them help us.
Lorelei Monsanto

How Lucky Can You Get?

You take over with two wars that have been going on for seven
years and you start to get them under control. At the same time your
country and the rest of the world is in total economic crisis, you start
to get that under control.
Everyone in the world hates your country and you start to mend
bridges and make friends. So Tea Parties start to develop led by a
comedienne and hard core right wingers to derail you. You finally get
a little fix on a totally dysfunctional health care system and begin to
work on legislation to prevent another world financial crisis and BP,
one of the world's worst polluters, has an oil well blow up and now
you have to fix the Gulf of Mexico.
It sure ain't easy.
Greg Miller

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: 36
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 21

Cane Come After the Fall, A Special Tribute to Mr. Smith

When I want to think good thoughts, of everyday
happenings on St. John, I must always call on my
friends. For memories and pleasantrries and, most
importantly, good people. Good morning!
I will now tell you about a good St. Johnian, his
name is Al Smith. A man who deserves his long rec-
ognition and accolades.
He has worked at the post office from donkey
years. Even with a disability now, he still works there.
Maybe shorter hours, but that's still a good amount of
service at the post office every week.
And in his spare time, he makes canes and other
helpful things for the handicapped and needy. He

does this for the care and love of the needy.
Mr. Smith thank you for all that you do.
You get a big hug from all your fans. Now you
keep on "raising cane" and you keep making your
special blessings.
Loretto Kraft

My cane is just beautiful and fits just right. Al
Smith, you are my hero for your custom canes, clocks
and woodwork and good will.

today is too soon to gather in
the frayed and torn remnants
of your pain

too soon to sweep up the
green leaves of your grief
but someday you will embrace
the endlessness of your loss
and loose it to the clouds

so they can breathe it from you
into their soft folds, so they can
caress it gently as a child's cheek

loosing it to the wind
to play his music on
loosing it to the sea

to sing him his lessons by
loosing it so the laughter and memories
of your precious boy can well up
within you and bring you peace

even today though, even today
the unknowable measure
that is far greater than all ah we
is humming within you
blessing the song of your life

"Brenda" by Beverly Melius



Proud parents Clare and
Doug Weaver welcomed
their son, Audie Benjamin
Weaver, into the world on
March 16. Audie was born
at 12:20 a.m. at Schneider
Regional Medical Center on
St. Thomas weighing eight
pounds and 2.2 ounces and
measuring 20.5 inches.

Rapes: 1

Rapes: 0


Winter Resident Robert Lefferts Passes at Age 83

St. John Tradewinds
Robert Lefferts, a 45-year winter visitor to St. John
died on May 19, 2010, surrounded by his family. He
was born in Paterson, NJ, May 12, 1927, the son of
the late Morris and Eleanor Leffertz.
He held a BS and MSW from Ohio State Univer-
sity and a PhD from the Brandeis University Flor-
ence Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social
Welfare. He was a Special Research Fellow, National
Institutes of Health, 1969-71, and served as a consul-
tant to President Johnson's Anti-Poverty Council in
Washington, DC, in 1964.
Lefferts came to Stony Brook University, NY, in
1971 as a Professor on the faculty to start the School
of Social Welfare, and was Acting Dean 1979-80, and
1991-92, Director of the Research and Consultation
Center and Associate Dean 1974-78, 1989-2000. In
addition, he was Affiliate Professor of Management,
Harriman College for Policy Analysis and Manage-
ment, 1985-88.
From 1991-2002 he was Chief Executive Officer
of 100 percent Drug Free Clubs, a federally funded
safe driving demonstration program funded by the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
Prior to coming to Stony Brook University, he was
Vice President, Greenleigh Associates 1963-71 and
Chief Consultant 1971-78 where he directed 33 stud-
ies of federal, state and local anti-poverty programs.
His earlier work was in the community council field
in Chicago, Schenectady, Media, Pa. and New York
He was President of Lefferts Associates 1984-2006,
his market research and program evaluation firm. He
was consultant to numerous organizations including
LI Fund for Women and Girls, Stony Brook Surgical
Innovations, National Black Alcoholism and Addic-
tions Council, Gynacare, Inc, LI Headstart, Inc., and
US Virgin Islands Department of Health.
Lefferts was the author of three books, "Getting a
Grant," (Simon and Schuster), "Basic Handbook of
Grants Management," (Basic Books) and "Elements
of Graphics" (Harper and Row).
Following his retirement from the University, while
in St. John, he bought his first "real" camera at the age
of 76 and became a fine art photographer.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

Bob Lefferts

With no formal training or prior experience, his
work met with immediate artistic and commercial
success, including seven one-person shows and more
than 30 group shows. His first show was at the Don-
ald Schnell Studio.
His work is in more than 240 private collections
and has been used in books, magazines and CD cov-
ers. Much of this work is in a contemporary impres-
sionistic style and won him critical acclaim from re-
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sybil, son
Rick and his life partner Linda Holt, daughter Debby
Lefferts, her husband Mario Brenes, stepson Ed Buff-
man, his wife Teresa Durkin and their daughters, Syd-
ney and Hayley, brother George and four nieces and
their families.
A Memorial Celebration will be hosted at Moloney
Funeral Home, 523 Rte 112, Port Jefferson Station,
NY, Saturday, June 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Con-
cern for Independent Living, Inc., Donations Depart-
ment, 312 Expressway Drive South, Medford, NY
11763, or the Trust for Public Land, www.TPL.org,
Save Maho Bay.

ISLAND NOTESfrom the publisher

My sincerest sympathies to Sybil Lefferts and her family on the passing of Bob.

Please donate to the Nekwan Sprauve Basketball Court and Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Don't forget to take your family to the "JJ" Alfred Memorial Fun Day on Monday, May 31.

- MN

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Check Scam Hits St. John

Continued from Page 5
type of fraud which uses fake
checks to lure potential victims.
Similar scams include foreign
lottery, internet auction and
check overpayment scams.
"In secret shopper scams, the
consumer, hired to be a secret
shopper, is asked to evaluate the
effectiveness of a money transfer
service," according to Federal
Trade Commission's consumer
protection website. "The con-
sumer is given a check, told to
deposit it in their bank account,
and withdraw the amount in
cash. Then, the consumer is told
to take the cash to the money
transfer service specified, and
typically, send the transfer to a
person in a Canadian city.'
"Then, the consumer is sup-
posed to evaluate their experi-
ence but no one collects the
evaluation," according to the
website. "The secret shopper
scenario is just a scam to get the
consumer's money."
The scam is difficult to track,
according to FTC's website.
"Con artists who use these
schemes can easily avoid detec-
tion," according to the website.
"When funds are sent through
wire transfer services, the re-
cipients can pick up the money at
other locations within the same
country; it is nearly impossible

for the sender to identify or lo-
cate the recipient."
In order to avoid check scams,
consumers are urged to never
wire money to strangers and only
accept checks from known banks
and from known people. Em-
mon's secret shopper offer also
included a plea to act quickly due
to the time sensitive nature of the
request, which is a sign the deal
is a fake, according to FTC.
"If the buyer insists that you
wire back funds, end the transac-
tion immediately," according to
FTC. "Legitimate buyers don't
pressure you to send money by
wire transfer services. In addi-
tion, you have little recourse if
there's a problem with a wire
transaction. Know who you're
dealing with, and never wire
money to strangers."
Emmons hoped that by shar-
ing his story with the commu-
nity he could save someone from
becoming a fraud victim, he ex-
"In today's world with a lot
of people struggling financially,
this could be very tempting,"
said Emmons. "I just wanted to
get the word out as quickly as I
could to stop this scam and hope-
fully no one will fall for it."
If anyone believes they are a
victim of a scam, contact FTC at

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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus

Dogs young and old, big and small enjoyed the festivities and fun at Wagapalooza.
Waga 2010 Queen Asa, top left, got a hug from owner Colleen McAlister.

For the Dogs: ACC Raises $25K at 10th Waga

7. Continued from Page 6
she had really good food for vegeterians."
The event could not have been so successful with-
out the numerous volunteers, Munro added.
"We had so many wonderful volunteers," she said.
"Even people who hadn't signed up, just showed and
helped out."
The one night of fun takes almost one full year
worth of work and organizers are already looking
ahead to next year.
"We had another successful Wagapalooza and we'll
absolutely have another one next year," said Munro.
"We're already looking at dates and tentatively we're
looking at May 21 next year. We have to start plan-
ning next year's event the day Waga ends."
S Munro has already signed up to help out next year
and said it was the animals which keeps her dedicated
rs" to the St. John ACC.
"I love the animals," said the proud owner of two
dogs and five cats. "Seeing some of these ansimals
who have been neglected and dropped off at the shel-
ter and then watching them find new homes and peo-
ple who love them that makes it all worth it."
The next major St. John ACC fund raiser will be
the group's annual No Fleas Please, Flea Market in
October. Then in January, St. John animal lovers will
gather once again for the annual Christmas for the
Animals, which the group is already planning too.

Residents of all ages got in on the
whacky Waga fun. Residents posed with
their pets in front of the famous "Waga-
meter" after the show.

While Munro wouldn't reveal the location of next
year's holiday party, "it's going to be at one of the
newest and most beautiful villas on the island," she
The St. John ACC is always in need of donations
to keep its shelter doors open and its spay and neuter
programs operational. For more information about
the ACC or to make a donation, call 774-1625.


Philanthropist Sussman Matching

UVI Donations Up to $100,000

St. John Tradewinds, May 31-June 6, 2010 17

St. John Police Report

St. John Tradewinds
The University of the Virgin Islands and UVI
Trustee Donald Sussman are issuing a matching gift
challenge to the Virgin Islands community.
In an effort to encourage charitable giving to the
university by alumni and non-alumni, Sussman, a
member of the University's Board of Trustees, has
stepped forward with a $100,000 matching gift chal-
lenge for individuals and companies who have not
supported the university since October 1, 2008.
Sussman will match every alumni contribution
dollar-for-dollar for all gifts in excess of $100. All
non-alumni gifts, from businesses and individuals, in
excess of $1,000 will be matched 50 cents per dol-
lar donated. All gifts meeting these criteria will be
matched up to $100,000. Sussman's matching gift
challenge runs until September 30, 2010.
"The University of the Virgin Islands is elated to
have continued commitment from Mr. Sussman,"
said UVI's Interim Vice President for Institutional

Advancement Dr. Henry Smith. "Mr. Sussman has
donated substantial gifts in recent years, but this kind
of challenge encourages the entire community to con-
tribute to UVI."
"Now is the time for donors to maximize their con-
tribution to UVI, especially alumni, since alumni con-
tributions will be matched 100 percent," said Smith.
Donors can designate specific areas where they
want their contributions to be used, Smith added.
Those areas include scholarships, the Foundation
for the University of the Virgin Islands, the Reichhold
Center for the Arts, academic divisions, research,
UVI's Community Engagement and Lifelong Learn-
ing Center, summer enrichment programs and athlet-
Gifts not designated will go toward the President's
Fund, an unrestricted fund which supports areas of
greatest need. To make a donation or to learn more
about university initiatives contact the UVI Institu-
tional Advancement Office at 693-1040.

Court and Scholarship in Memory of Nekwan Sprauve

Continued from Page 11
are familiar with the band, Neko
was one of the happiest boys on
the tenor base who had the big-
gest smile and the most rhythmical
movement while performing.
Nekwan was a loving son,
brother, cousin, student, ath-
lete and performer and no mat-
ter where he was or what he was
doing, he had the ability to make
those around him laugh and feel
more light spirited.
In loving memory of Nekwan
Sprauve the Gifft Hill School is
constructing a new basketball
half-court and garden at its upper
campus in remembrance of his
presence at the school and life on
St. John.

This court will be positioned to
the front side of the school build-
ing, and is expected to be complet-
ed early enough for the students
of the 2010-2011 school year to
As these students dribble up and
down this new half court, the main
intention is for them to remember
their good friend Neko, and also
to realize that life tomorrow is not
guaranteed. It could be a reminder
for students to live each day as if
it was their last, putting their best
foot forward.
In addition to the Nekwan
Sprauve Memorial Half Court,
GHS is also establishing a scholar-
ship fund in Nekwan's name. This
scholarship will be for students

who exhibit excellence in athlet-
ics and in the arts and music, as
well as possessing Nekwan's posi-
tive character and outlook on life.
The initial goal for this scholarship
fund is $25,000.
Although Nekwan has left us
at a early age, he is off to a better
place and though he is now gone,
he will not be forgotten. The Gifft
Hill School efforts will guarantee
To donate to any of the above
efforts please contact Beth Jones
or Molly Murrill in the GHS De-
velopment Office at 776-1730 or
ghsdevelopment@mac.com. Or
feel free to contribute online at

Help Crime Stoppers Solve Crime of the Week

St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking
the community's help to solve
the following crimes. Anyone
knows anything, they should say
something. Even the smallest bit
of information may be just what
law enforcement needs to solve
these cases.
St. John
On Tuesday, May 18, the of-
fice trailer of Blue Stone Ser-
vices at Virgin Grand Estates
was broken into. Stolen items

included three cordless drills, an
impact driver, seven 18-volt bat-
teries, a saw and a hammer drill.
Police believe a vehicle was
used to transport the items from
the scene.
The Territory
Crime Stoppers is offering a
$2,000 cash reward for informa-
tion leading to the arrest of the
individuals responsible for the
May 13 burglary and arson of
the Virgin Islands Lottery office
located at 78-79 Kronprindsens

Gade in Charlotte Amalie. The
individuals were captured by a
surveillance video as they car-
ried out the crime, which oc-
curred between 5:30 and 6 a.m.
Pictures can be viewed at the
Crime Stoppers website.
Community members can
submit tips on these or any other
crimes at www.CrimeStopper-
sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-
222-TIPS (8477). Tips are com-
pletely anonymous, and stateside
operators are bilingual.

Friday, May 21
12:40 p.m. An Estate Caro-
lina resident p/r a disturbance
with his employee. Disturbance
of the peace, threats.
8:59 p.m. A citizen c/r a
disturbance in Coral Bay.
Saturday, May 22
11:55 p.m. Badge #708 p/
with one Paul Morris of Free-
man's Ground under arrest and
charged with disturbance of the
peace, D.V and aggravated as-
sault and battery. No bail was
set by order of the court. He
was transported to the Bureau
of Corrections on St. Thomas
to be remanded.
Sunday, May 23
1:47 a.m. One John Doe
needed medical treatment at
Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center. Police
3:38 p.m. A market owner
c/r a male stole two bottles of
liquor from his business. Petit
Monday, May 24
2:10 a.m. A citizen r/ a ver-
bal altercation turned physical.
6:42 a.m. An Estate Gifft
Hill resident r/ he was involved
in an auto accident. Auto acci-
10:45 a.m. -An Estate Caro-
lina resident p/r she observed
some plants that appeared to be
marijuana on her family prop-
erty. Police assistance.
Tuesday, May 25
10:03 a.m. A citizen c/r she
was in an auto accident. Auto
2:32 p.m. An Estate Betha-
ny resident c/r a larceny. Grand
3:30 p.m. The people of
the Virgin Islands r/ the sale of
illegal drugs in the area of Na-
ture's Nook, Cruz Bay. Simple
possession of a controlled sub-
5:50 p.m. Badge #90 p/with
one Jamar Todman of George
Simmonds Terrace under ar-
rest and charged with simple

possession of a controlled sub-
stance. Bail was set at $1,000
by order of the court. He was
transported to the Bureau of
Corrections on St. Thomas to
be remanded.
5:50 p.m. Badge #90 p/
with one Shamyra Alecia of
Estate Contant under arrest and
charged with simple possession
of a controlled substance. Her
bail was set at $1,000 by order
of the court. She was transport-
ed to the Bureau of Corrections
on St. Thomas to be remanded.
10:40 p.m. Badge #742
p/ with one Raymond Krek of
Jefferson, WI, under arrest and
charged with driving under the
influence. His bail was set at
$1,000 by order of the court. He
was transported to the Bureau
of Corrections on St. Thomas
to be remanded. DUI.
Wednesday, May 26
10:53 a.m. An Estate
Enighed resident p/r destruc-
tion of property. Destruction of
11:37 a.m. An Estate Beth-
any resident r/ his rear wind-
shield was destroyed by flying
debris. Destruction of property.
4:15 p.m. A California resi-
dent r/ being given a bad check.
Drawing and delivering worth-
less checks.
7:30 p.m. Badge #742 p/
with one Kim Chi Van, the own-
er of Cali Nails, under arrest
and charged with drawing and
delivering worthless checks.
Her bail was set at $1,000 by
order of the court. She was
transported to the Bureau of
Correction on St. Thomas to be
Thursday, May 27
8:13 p.m. An Estate Con-
tant resident c/requesting police
assistance. Police assistance.
Friday, May 28
1:50 p.m. A citizen p/r he
went to drop his daughter home
to her mother's house and she
was nowhere to be found. Ne-
glect of parental duty.


POLICE: 340-693-8880 / FIRE: 340-776-6333

18 St. John Tradewinds, May 31-June 6, 2010

Community Calendar

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

Monday, May 31
The Fifth Annual Javon J. Alfred Fun Day will be on Monday,
May 31, at the Winston Wells ball field from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, June 1
As part of its 2010 Summer Film Series, the St. John Film So-
ciety is hosting a free screening of "Pete Seeger: The Power of
Song," by Jim Brown, on Tuesday night, June 1, at 7 p.m. at Sput-
nik in Coral Bay.
Deadline: Friday, June 4
Scholarships are available for students in the Early Learning
Center (Preschool through First Grade) at Gifft Hill School. Ap-
plications need to be submitted by Friday, June 4.
Saturday, June 5
Due to inclement weather forecast by the National Weather
Service and in order to protect the steel pans, the St. John Festi-
val Committee was forced to postpone Pan-O-Rama from May
29, to June 5.
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 scholarship is applied to tuition for Art, Dance or Mu-
sic for the 2010-11 school year at St. John School of the Arts.
June 17-20
The 2010 Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta will take
place June 17 to 20 out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club.
June 30
Lt. Gov. Gregory Francis encourages corporate citizens to sat-
isfy the franchise tax and annual filing requirements of Titles 13
and 26 of the Virgin Islands Code which requires every registered
corporation to pay a franchise tax to the Office of the Lt. Gov. on
or before June 30 of every year.
Monday, July 5
St. John Festival parade will be on Monday, July 5, starting at
11 a.m.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcohol-
ics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m
on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30
p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.

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

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

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The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available

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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

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

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

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

New 2BR, large bath, off-
street parking, ceiling fans,
microwave, security lights,
spacious porch overlooking
Westin, $1400/month; 340-
776-6331 or 678-715-1129.

Cruz Bay: Studio apt w/d
$750; 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; Large 4
bedroom/3 bath w/d pool
$5000; One bedroom/one
bath $800.Fish Bay
Coral Bay: One bedroom/
one bath/w/d $140; One
bedroom/one bath $1250.

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

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

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

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

Limited edition. Loaded.
4WD. Leather interior. Only
12K miles. Dealer willing
to buy back at $16,000.
Great deal for $18,500.
Call 340-642-5365

Raleigh NC area, $700's
Private beautiful water front
home in gated community,
Pool, boat house, decks and
dock, low taxes and POA
fees, near best hospitals in
US/Duke etc.
Pictures available. Email
or Call 9196083640

Hot! Hot! Hot!
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

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Samana, Dom Rep $150,000, 3/4 acre with a fabulous ocean
view. This mountaintop 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 villastiohnfmacomcast.net

Coral Bay quarter acre 200 feet above Cocoloba with
approx. 100-foot of road frontage. Great views.
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each or all five for $400.
Six (6) Coffee wood, outdoor chairs, very heavy
and sturdy $100 ea. or all six for $500.
Three (3) Executive office chairs, two used for
$10 each, one still in box for $40.


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Baha'i Community of St. John
For information on Devotions and Study
Circles, please call 714-1641
7:30 p.m. 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
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m

Seventh Day Adventist

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

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.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday

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

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

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

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

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

Appliance Paul
tel. 690-5213

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

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

Island to Island Architecture
Leonard J. Baum

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

St. John Eye Care 779-2020
27 years serving Virgin Islanders
Dr. Craig Friedenberg

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

V.I. Employee Benefit Consultants
Phone 776-6403

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

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

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

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

Spa Services
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904

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

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

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

www. stjohnvirealestate.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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eastern most land on St. John is
the location of St, John's newest
upscale, subdivision with lot
sizes at least 1 acre, paved
roads & underground utilities, Al
building sites have great breezes
& unlimited views to the British
Virgins from Tortola to Virgin
Gorda to Peter & Norman
Islands. Many lots are water-
front. A subdivision for the more
discerning buyer. Prices range
ft $950,000 o $9.15M

I ne i.asue' is a one-or-a-xi r
property with a startling vista
that few homes can match. A
secluded enclave bordering
National Park lands, this villa
was lovingly hand-built by the
designer over eight years, Since
it's completion in 1995 this
treasure has become a popular
rental. Words nor pictures can
describe the other-worldly
feeling of romance, spirit and
magic that is SI. John's little
castle. $1,485,000.00

"Adeste" A beautiful new
vacation rental home with great
views to East End, Hurricane
Hole & Coral Bay. Tradewind
breezes & spectacular sunrises
enhance this beautifully built
mission style home. Features
include extensive covered decks
on all levels, 3 private bedrooms
with marble tile baths, lower
level access to a Ig
owner caretaker/fourth bedroom
apartment, & a large pool &
deck $1.75M

"Surfside"- Rare chance to own a home in the exclusive Reef Bay
enclave Surfside is a beautifully appointed Mediterranean style three
bedroom, three bath pool villa situated on the edge of undeveloped
park land with fabulous ocean views and breezes. Stroll via pathway
to secluded while sand beach from this oversized lot. Very successful
rental home with plans for another 2x2 villa with separate entrance.
Reduced to just $1,550,000!

"Limin' Time" The perfect Caribbean cottage with a sandy pocket
beach on Great Cruz Bay & a very large pool & deck. Completely
redesigned and refurtshed in 2009. Limin' Time is better than new &
ready to move in with new high end fixtures, furnishings,new pool &
a perfect location in this well established neighborhood. Keep your
yacht moored within sight & just pull your dinghy up on your own
property, Swim and snorkel without driving. $1.75M
"Coyaba" This newly constructed three-bedroom home sits on a flat
one acre lot with sweeping water views of the Caribbean Sea and the
bay below. The large open-style great room, kitchen and dining area
plus three bedrooms are located on one level, Enjoy the sounds of the
surf together with breezy easterly trade winds from your pool deck.
Purchase includes deeded beach rights to Hart Bay Beach and
Chocolate Hole Beach. Priced to sell $4,413,000
"Sundance & Moonsong" Two houses for the price of one in
desirable Estate Chocolate Hole. Both Sundance and Moonsong are
successful short term rentals within walking distance to Hart Bay
beach and just a few minutes from Cruz Bay on paved roads.
Sundance is 3 bedrooms with a pool & spa with a large sundeck.
Moonsong is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with a spa. $1,800,000
"Mango Terrace Condos" Construction completed in late 2009.
Located in Cruz Bay 2.3 &4, bedrooms available, A/C, walk to Frank
Bay beach & town. Great water views, stainless appliances, large
shared pool and sun deck, travertine, granite counter tops & private
laundry. Some of the most spacious condos on St. John. Only 20%
down. $825,000 to $1.35M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunityl
Buy one 1/4 ownership. Contact Islandia for details. Time is now for
a great buy!! Easy financing available.
"Cruz Views Condo" Unit 7 Is a very popular short term rental,
featuring beautiful views across Pllsbury Sound to St. Thomas and
sunsets, proximity to the pool and sundeck, and walk to town. This
unique air-conditioned corner unit has been recently refurbished
including new tile Boors, mahogany cabinets, furniture and bath. Lush,
tropical landscaping adds the perfect touch. $525,000
DEVELOPMENTICOMMERCIAL PROPERTIES: Hansen Bay 7A is an 18 acre parcel with studies
done and a 15 lot sub division permit. All lots have water views and breezes and 4 lots are on the
flat top of a ridge with almost 360 degree views. Just reduced from $3.18M to $2.99M. Estate
Zootenvaal 20 acres over looking the marine preserve at Bork Creek just east of Coral Bay $7M.
Adjoining 6 acre parcel with 4 cottages and white sand beach also available. Little Plantation with
over 7 acres with preliminary subdivison permit and road cut to the top of the property. Great water
views to the British Virgins from every lot now just $19M.M NEW Five Acres Above Newfound
Bay Make an Offer. One acre subdividable parcel on Bordeaux Mt. with great views for $1.1 M
"Home Port" -Cottage at Estate Hansen Bay on the East End has terrific views north over Long Bay.
west to Rams Head & south to St. Croix, Built on lower section of lot with a large. level site for a main
house above, End of the road privacy, solar power & mature plants Deeded water access. $675,000

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SEASCAPE Fabulous location on Bovocoap Point! Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool & spa, plus a separate
caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views, privacy & successful vacation rental. $1,200,000.

SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITY! -Two level 3 bd/2 bath
cottage w/views of Fish Bay & Ditleff Pt., flexible floor
plan, end of the road privacy. Won't last long at $495K.
CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance fea-
tures. three bedroom/two baths, large covered veranda,
spa, 20' vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for ex-
pansion. $1,595,000.
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 $1,150,000.
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.
NAUTILUS Dramatic WATERFRONT settin n Ma-
ria 1. '.I. und
vera _1 1 .UY acre, tile roof,
circular drive. $1,495,000.
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 homew/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $499,000.
bath home, on large, flat 1 ac.flat lot, with direct
access the bay at your door step. Now only $980,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa
w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral
Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
BOATMAN POINT Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
neighborhood. $2,795,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate
cottage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2
bath unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable
beach, hotel amenities. Reduced to $595K.
SELENE'S Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
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.
ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, /2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 1/2 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.
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Spectacular new,
gated estate on
1.63 acres with
exceptional pri-
vacy, surrounded
by 645' shoreline
and National
$32,000,000 Park waters.
300M offers 2 cottages with hot tubs
in private setting.
Panoramic views
over harbor to
BVls. Charming
brick courtyard,
lush tropical
landscaping, and
outdoor showers.
Q1 071 Ann Excellent rentals.

Privacy is para-
"'6,0000 I (G IIuruI- reatnCraung views)
porary gated estate
features open floor
plan with extensive
common areas, 2
pools, luxuriousmas-
ter suite, 6 additional
bdrms. Private dock.
$6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay).
from this unique, masonry & stone
custom crafted, gated villa with pan-
oramic water
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ible floorplan
features 4
bdrms plus
$1,200,000 cottage.

"'lVflul.LL-, a reter Day villa 01 cias-
sic style.
4 Bed-
4.5 baths,
walk to the
beach and
make this
a super
$5,750,000 package.
impressive water views to St. Thomas,
good breezes, Caribbean style with cen-
Ster court-
IV, yard & pool,
large cov-
ered ga-
zebo, lush
ing and a
$995,000 flat yard!

-".ian LI=L auL. ilegant oDeauroom
villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy
and includes amenities such as a spa,
pool and
home of-
fice. Spa-
decks offer
views from
sunrise to
$3,995,000 sunset.
BUY! 4 bedroom private rental home-
down island
&Coral Bay
Turn key!
now priced
AQQ AOOO to sell.

"UMLLUVWa ruin i 3rCVIrWv great
location for development, walk to beach
and town!
Masonry 2x2
home on .58
ac. Combina-
tion of R-4 &
W-1 zoning
allows for con-
dos or com-
$2,999,000 mercial uses.
fordable home with income producing
apartment has ocean & mountain views,
r extensive
with hard-
wood ac-
cents and
an open
$425,000 floor plan.

"-rupitInIn" IS an Isianu classic
home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
rental with
one of the
best views
of the south
$2,300,000 shore.

ENTIRE YEAR at the Westin in a de-
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unit. This
turn-key in-
has a proven
$1,150,000 rental history.

"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division,
"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $274,900 roads. 3 from $335,000
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upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads,
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Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St.
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $475,000 Thomas west views. From $425,000.
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning
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coast to Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000.
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underground utilities. From $285,000 stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000
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cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000viewbetween. P s over the North Shore BVI & cays
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private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood,
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"HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-
dividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS!
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waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots
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walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral
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prestigious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located views, short distance to North Shore beaches, construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor extensively renovated in 2007, picture throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2
in the main building, plus private self-contained cooling breezes $1,990,000. plan w/3 levels of IMng space. 3 suites. $1,990,000 postcard views of 3 bays, 3BR/3BA, 2 car BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000
guest cottage $1,950,000 garage $1,999,000

gem, hot tub and views overlooking Rendez-
vous Bay; Caribbean cute $699,000.
views. Master suite & kitchen on
upper levew n, it living area &
kitchen. A/lilto sell. $675,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property, 3 bdrm
with pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4 and
suited for development. $2,950,000
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.
MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry
home overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal starter
home w/2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
Adjacent cottage available for $279,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs,
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers
privacy. $1,499,000
acres) FLAT fenced parcel with expansion
and/or subdivision opportunities. Newly built
multi-unit tasteful masonry home. $925,000
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
while gazing out upon excellent bay views.
Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000


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
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
see the impressive recent renovations
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa
in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
floors. $3,450,000
VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home,
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings,
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000

BAREFOOT -M RIS5 bath guest
cottage in quidM ood. $599,000.
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard,
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000
to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA
with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above Rendezvous Bay. Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms.

BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 1800 views, large pool & hot tub
Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1
acre. 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate!
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the
water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000
NEW! 1.05 acres on Mamey Peak, 1x1
Main House and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat
slope and stunning views. One of a kind fixer
upper!!! $795,000
BLUE CARIBE Successful short term
rental home with gourmet kitchen and with
views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000

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24 St. John Tradewinds, May 31-June 6, 2010

Photos by Llnc Berry Photography

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
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 appli-
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.

Captured moments of SJSA student performances as
audiences' enthusiasm supported SJSA's talented youth.

Arts Students Showcase Talents

at SJSA Music, Dance Recitals

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John School of the Arts
students wowed a packed house
at the Westin Resort and Vil-
las on Saturday afternoon, May
22, during the school's Spring
Dance Recital.
Students impressed friends
and family members with their
movement routines, ranging
from tumbling to contemporary
dance to ballet and tap.
"It was awesome," said SJSA
assistant director Kim Wild.
"There was a big crowd and I
was very proud of every student
who performed. There was not
one moment that was not a wow-
ing moment."
"Everything was just really,
really great," said Wild.
New to the school this year
is the Art of Modeling taught
by Shatik Stephens, which has

proven to be popular among the
school's students. The 16 mod-
eling students both opened the
recital with a short anti-gun vio-
lence skit and ended the show by
strutting their stuff on the cat-
"They ripped the runway,"
said Wild. "There was a lot of
energy and a lot of adorable
little kids and a lot of good feed-
back. The whole show just ran
In addition to Stephens' mod-
els, SJSA teacher Jude Wood-
cock's tumbling and creative
movement students impressed
the crowd with their mastery of
the material and professional
"Jude's students were amaz-
ing," said Wild. "They knew ex-
actly what to do and obviously
had practiced very hard."
Wild's students in contempo-

rary dance, ballet and tap were
equally impressive. One student,
merit scholar student Kaitlyn
Cummings, even choreographed
her performance all by herself,
Wild added.
"Kaitlyn did a great job espe-
cially since she choreographed
the ballet by herself," said Wild.
Music students put on a show
of their own the following day,
May 23, in front of proud family
and friends.
With the successful recitals
now behind them, SJSA officials
are gearing up for summer.
For more information on reg-
ular classes, the summer Young
Writers Camp and other summer
offerings at SJSA, or to make a
donation to ensure the island's
arts school continues being able
to instruct students in music,
dance and more, call 340-779-

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