Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: June 14, 2010
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June 14-20, 2010
Copyright 2010


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

Contestant #1 Contestant #2
JahNyah Dalmida-McCain Destini Garcia

Contestant #3
Tashiya King

Three Young Ladies Vie To Become Next Festival Princess

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Three beautiful young ladies are vying for
the title of St. John Festival Princess 2010.
JahNyah Dalmida-McCain, 10-year-old
Guy Benjamin School fourth grader, is the
daughter of Roslynn Dalmida-McCain; Des-
tini Garcia, 9-year-old Julius E. Sprauve
School third grader, is the daughter of Euge-
nia Desma Denis and granddaughter of the
late Evans Denis, and Tashiya King, 9-year-
old fourth grader at Joseph Gomez Elemen-
tary School, is the daughter of Tashma David
and Waynley King, Jr. of St. Thomas.
The princess pageant has been a St. John
tradition for more than a half century and this

year's event is slated to begin at 6 p.m. on
Sunday, June 20, at the Winston Wells ball
park in Cruz Bay.
"The princess pageant is special because
it gives the young ladies the air of self confi-
dence to go up on stage and perform in front
of an audience," said Enid Doway, pageants
committee chairperson for the Festival and
Cultural Organization of St. John. "When
these girls do this and get up on stage, they
are learning lifelong skills such as self-confi-
dence, motivation and public speaking."
The princess pageant is open to St. John
and St. Thomas girls ages six to 11 who are
judged on their introductory speech, swim-
wear, sportswear, evening wear, a cartoon/

story book character talent segment and an
impromptu question and answer session.
"It takes them about six weeks to prepare
for the pageant," Doway said. "We have the
applications for princess available beginning
in January because we want to give them
greater time to prepare. We want this to be a
learning process rather than a cramming ses-
sion so it is more about gaining lifelong skills
than just prepping for a show."
Interviewing the contestants, their hard
work is evident -the girls are articulate, con-
fident and seem to be wholeheartedly looking
forward to the upcoming competition.
"I am excited about the pageant because
Continued on Page 4


King Selengut

Deeds Nanny

Point to VINP
Page 3
Roundabout Utility
Work Incomplete
as Contract Closing
Date Approaches
Page 2

St. John Bays
Are Ideal for
Shark Nurseries
Page 5
St. John Youth
Committee Forging
Ahead and Seeking
New Leadership
Page 6

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Roundabout Utility Work Still Incomplete

as Contract Closing Date Approaches

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
While the bulk of construction
at the Cruz Bay roundabout is com-
plete, the utility pole in the middle
of the circle serves as a reminder
that the utilities in the area are not
yet buried.
Contractor Island Roads must
wait for Innovate and the V.I. Wa-
ter and Power Authority to pull
their wires underground before
it can remove the utility pole and
deem the project fully completed.
"There's not much more the
contractor can do," said Depart-
ment of Public Works Materials
Program Manager Thomas Jones.
"The utility companies need to fin-
ish up what they need to do. The
roundabout has been substantially
completed and we've pretty much
turned it over to the public."
The delay is being caused by co-
ordination between subcontractors
hired by the utility companies to
bury the utilities, Jones continued.
"The problem comes with the
subcontractors not wanting to start
theirjob until the other subcontrac-
tors have completely finished their
work," he said. "They're not will-
ing to start what they need to do
with the job half done. They want
it completely done so that when
they're finished, they're finished."
The remaining work that needs
to be done will not impede the flow
of traffic in any way, and Jones is
keeping his fingers crossed that the
job will be completed by the con-
tract's end date, June 21.

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adan Lynch

WAPA and Innovative must still bury utilities at the Cruz
Bay roundabout, above, before Island Roads can deem the
project complete.

"We lost a lot of time because of
the utility companies," he said.
Aside from the delay, the final
phase of the roundabout construc-
tion has gone smoothly. The cir-
cle's final paving, a job that was
spread out over three days, went
off without a hitch.

"It was a lot better than we ex-
pected," said Jones. "Doing it all at
one time would have been nice, so
they could have shut down the road
and knocked it out in one night.
But doing it in three days enabled
us to keep traffic moving, so it was
the way to go.

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Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel


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St. John Festival Committee Meeting

with Food Vendors on June 14
The St. John Festival and Cultural Committee will have a meet-
ing with all the food vendors on Monday, June 14, at the Julius E.
Sprauve School at 5 p.m., to discuss rules and regulations.
For more information call 690-1725 or 690-3692.

GHS Class of 2010 Graduation June 17
Gifft Hill School Class of 2010 will have its the graduation cer-
emony on Thursday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. at Gifft Hill School's
Trayser Field.
Judy Chamberlain, the new head of school, will be the keynote
speaker. The community is invited to attend.
Call 776-1730 for more information.

Stormwater Engineer Joe Mina

Speaking at June 17 IGBA Meeting
The Island Green Building Association will host its monthly
meeting on Thursday, June 17, on the second floor of the Market-
place with social from 5 p.m. and meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Joe Mina, P.E., stormwater engineer, will share his expertise in
managing one of the island's most critical environmental issues
- controlling land erosion to keep bays and reefs from turning
brown. Whether building a new home or improving existing prop-
erty, Mina will suggest proven and affordable ways to keep soil
from running away with the rain.
Mina will engage the community and professionals in active
discussion about proper site planning, actual land capacity, sewer
and water planning, zoning issues and resource conservation plan-
ning. Come for free expertise on how to keep soil where it belongs
- on land! The public is welcome to this free seminar. Refresh-
ments and light snacks will be provided. Call 227-1110 for more

St. John Rotary Club To Sponsor

The Children's Festival Village Again
The Rotary Club of St John will again sponsor a Children's Fes-
tival Village every night opening June 30 through July 4, from 6
until 9 p.m.
Rotary is looking for volunteers to help run the booth and games
each night of Kid's Festival.
This is a very important part of St. John Festival, as it gives the
children of St. John a safe, drug-free, alcohol-free place to come
and enjoy themselves while the grownups are in the Carnival Vil-
lage. The village will be set up as in past years next to the VI.
National Park playground and ball field.
The Children's Village will feature the usual games at kid-
friendly prices with wonderful prizes for all. Snow-cones and pop-
corn will be available, of course. Rotary and the children of St
John need your support for this ever-popular event.
We are asking business, church and civic associations to come
together to help us make the St. John Festival a kid-friendly event.
Please join with other parents and friends and volunteer. You will
have a good time doing good! For more information or to volun-
teer call Bruce Munro at 776-6674 or BJ Harris at 693-8485.

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.

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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

(L to R) VINP Chief of Resource Management Rafe Boulon, VINP Superintendent Mark
Hardgrove, Maho Bay Camps and Estate Concordia owner Stanley Selengut, Concordia
resort manager Wayne Lloyd and Trust for Public Land's John Garrison gather in front of
Nanny Point to commemorate the official transfer of the land to the V.I. National Park.

VINP Boundaries Redrawn To Include Nanny Point

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Maps depicting the V.I. Nation-
al Park will have to be updated.
Maho Bay Campground and
Estate Concordia owner Stanley
Selengut officially transferred a
highly visible 2.2-acre parcel of
land, valued at $2.2 million, on
the southeastern shore of St. John
to the V.I. National Park on Thurs-
day, June 10.
After officially securing the
warranty donation deed at the Bu-
reau of Records on St. Thomas
on June 10, a small gathering was
hosted at Nanny Point later in the
Selengut, widely regarded as a
founding father of eco-resorts for
his pioneering environmentally-
sensitive design and construction
practices at Maho and Concordia,
started the process of handing over
Nanny Point to VINP more than a
year ago.
"About a year and a half ago,
Stanley presented the deed to this
2.2 acres of land to the Trust for
Public Land," said John Garrison,
Trust for Public Land's project
manager. "This isn't just any land
either. This is one of the most spe-
cial and spiritual pieces of land on
all of St. John."

"If you hike out there, you will
agree how special it is," said Gar-
rison. "Thanks to Stanley's vision
and generosity, we've been able to
preserve this piece of land."
After obtaining the deed, Gar-
rison worked with surveyors, re-
altors and waded through bureau-
cratic red tape to officially redraw
the VINP boundary to include
Nanny Point, which juts out just
north of Drunk Bay near Estate
"TPL worked with the bank,
the National Park Service and the
VINP to expand the park bound-
ary after months of title searches,
insurance searches and surveys
to secure this warranty donation
deed," said Garrison.
The national non-profit land
conservation organization -
which was instrumental in secur-
ing more than 400 acres of Estate
Maho Bay for protection last year
- also relied on the generosity of
its members to pave the way for
Nanny Point's inclusion in VINP,
explained Garrison.
"It cost about $45,000 to handle
this transaction and that was thanks
to the generosity of our donors,"
he said. "Thanks to Stanley's gen-
erosity and vision and the generos-
ity of our donors, this $2.2 million,

2.2.-acre property is now and will
be forever a part of VINP."
VINP Superintendent Mark
Hardgrove was on hand to cel-
ebrate the expansion of the park
and hailed close partnerships for
the recent success.
"With partners like these, we
just keep doing great things," said
Hardgrove. "Great things like this
come together because of people
like you. On behalf of National
Park Service, VINP staff and the
community, I accept this very
wonderful present."
Nanny Point's location, jutting
out off the coastline, makes the
area visible from a wide area, and
makes its preservation especial-
ly important, explained VINP's
Chief of Resource Management
Rafe Boulon.
"What makes this point so spe-
cial is its visual impact," said Bou-
lon. "This is a very visible location
that, if developed, would disrupt
the beauty of the entire area. Also
it is an incredibly rich ecological
area just full of cacti and wind and
salt tolerant plant life."
"I haven't seen the density of
plant life like out here really any-
where else," Boulon said. "It really
is a special place and I'm so glad
that it's now part of the National

Park Service."
While Nanny Point has altered
the VINP boundary on land, the
park's water boundary has not
been altered in the area, Boulon
"This only affects the land
boundary, not the marine bound-
ary," he said.

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May Rainfall
10.64 inches

May Rainfall
4.17 Inches

Total YTD Rainfall
18.58 Inches

Average YTD
13.65 Inches

Selengut was happy to see the
deed transfer finally completed, he
"This has been a work in prog-
ress for a while," said Selengut.
"There is a lot more that going
to happen out here, and it's just
great that this area is now part of

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4 St. John Tradewinds, June 14-20, 2010

JahNyah Dalmida-McCain Destini Garcia

Tashiya King

Three Young Ladies Are Vying

To Become Festival Princess

Continued from Front Cover
I get to be on stage and show off everything I have
been practicing," said King, who has been working
two hours each day to gear up for the pageant.
"I have never been on stage before," she said. "But
I am not nervous."
Nerves haven't settled near Dalmida-McCain ei-
ther; instead, she said she is excited about the upcom-
ing pageant she has been prepping for between two
and three hours daily.
"I wanted to run for princess because I love the
stuff that you can do running for princess like when
you are performing your cartoon character or wearing
your sportswear costumes," she said. "I've practiced
every day. And I hope I see you guys there to support
us as we try our best."
Garcia said preparing for the pageant has also con-
sumed much of her time in recent weeks.
"I have been practicing a lot for the past month I

have been practicing modeling, my pageant charac-
ter and my speech," she said. "I am excited about the
princess show and about having lots of fun."
"Enjoy our Cultural and Musical Trend for Festival
2010" is the theme of this year's festivities which be-
gan on June 5 and will continue through July 5. Due
to a lack of participation in recent years, the festival
committee began advertising the princess and queen
pageants to young ladies on St. Thomas last year.
"We were having a lot of issues finding contestants
for the pageant," Doway said. "This year, we have
two princess contestants from St. John and one from
St. Thomas."
The pageant kicks off next Saturday night at 6
p.m. and a princess will be crowned a few short hours
"The girls have a lot of fun, and the adrenaline is
really kicking," Doway said. "They are so excited and
pumped up. The time flies, honestly."

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Remembering Edie Bornn

St. John Tradewinds
I shall always remember
Edie Bornn from my earliest
days of the late sixties on St.
John. It truly was a compliment
to have served on her commit-
tees. I learned so much from
her meetings. Yes, she was
aiming at an important change
in those early days of creating
a middle class!
Just ask "Kwabena" Davis,
I'm sure that he will recall the
Law Enforcement Planning
Commission meetings.
Edie was charming and yet
so brilliant. Andy, her Trinida-
dian husband, was exceptional
in his own way!

We all became acquaint-
ed easily there were few
women involved in business
in those years. We knew each
other well.
I find it hard to see so many
old friends passing away, but
those early days were unfor-
My deepest sympathy to the
family, especially her wonder-
ful sons. I am so fortunate to
have known the family. I miss
those early years very much.
It was a special trip to St.
Thomas to attend her meetings,
have lunch at Sebastian's on
the waterfront and return to the
peace and quiet of St. John.

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St. John Bays Ideal for Shark Nurseries, Important

To Sustaining Shark Populations, NOAA Discovers

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The shallow bays found around
St. John provide the perfect place
for several species of sharks to
avoid predation until they are big
enough to enter deeper waters,
making the island integral to sus-
taining shark species.
The National Oceanic and At-
mospheric Administration, which
has been conducting research
around the territory to learn more
about the shark populations utiliz-
ing local bays, presented its find-
ings on Thursday evening, June
10, at Maho Bay Camps.
Shallow bays are ideal places
for shark nurseries, as sharks offer
no postnatal care to their young.
The mother takes off right after
birth, leaving young sharks to
fend for themselves.
"Shark nurseries occur in shal-
low near-shore habitats, and they'll
spend a lot of time there for the
first couple years of their lives,"
said Bryan DeAngelis of NOAA
at the June 10 presentation. "Peo-
ple are beginning to hypothesize
that shark populations are limited
highly by just how much available
habitat there is."
Most predation of baby sharks
is done by adult sharks, making
shallow waters where larger
sharks can't swim the best place
for sharks to spend their first few
years. There's also an abundance
of food in shallow areas, which
is important to young sharks who
need a lot of energy, DeAngelis
"Despite all other pressures
such as over fishing and offshore
harvesting of fins, if there's not
enough habitat for shark nurseries,
the population may not be able to
sustain itself," he said.
Shark regulation in the Virgin
Islands falls under the federal Fish-
ery Management Plan for Sharks
of the Atlantic Ocean; however,
federal management alone may
not be enough to sustain the health
of local shark populations. When
DeAngelis and NOAA began their
quest, it was discovered that col-
lection of local data was very dif-
ficult and sufficient enforcement
was lacking.
"Nobody had ever done a sur-
vey that said who was here and

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Bryan DeAngelis

Student assistant lan Bouyoucos examines a blacktip
shark as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration's Virgin Islands shark research project.

what type of habitat they were us-
ing," said DeAngelis. "Before we
could concentrate on learning more
about nursery areas, we needed to
document who was here."
The NOAA team documented
blacktip, blacknose, Caribbean
reef, Caribbean sharpnose, ham-
merhead, tiger, lemon and nurse
sharks around the Virgin Islands.
DeAngelis and his coworkers
utilized acoustic hydrophones to
track sharks in shallow bay nurs-
Sharks are captured and in just
a few minutes, a transmitter is
surgically implanted inside the
fish before it is released into the
"The transmitters emit an
acoustic ping which is picked up
by acoustic hydrophone receivers
at the bottom of the ocean," said
DeAngelis. "The receiver stores
the date and time of the ping, and
you can start to get an image of
what habitats the sharks are us-
ing. You can really start to expand
your knowledge of these guys and
how they're using the area."
NOAA must now begin to

analyze the thousands of pieces
of data collected by the receiv-
ers. DeAngelis hopes to answer
questions including how long are
sharks staying in the bays, how
strong is the site fidelity, and what
are the emigration and mortality
rates. He also hopes to investigate
connectivity of populations in dif-
ferent bays.
DNA is also being collected
from sharks in the hopes that in-
formation will eventually be used
to further determine relationships
between different nurseries.
While St. John bays do provide
ideal habitats for shark nurseries,
people should not be concerned
about being attacked while in the
water, DeAngelis explained.
"We work all day just to find a
couple of sharks," he said. "The
ones we do find are really, really
small babies and they're really, re-
ally scared of people. Take it from
me, a very frustrated person who
will watch a shark swim around a
piece of bait for hours before it de-
cides it wants to take it: there are
no sharks in these waters that we
need to be afraid of."

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After wrapping up her sopho-
more year at Spelman College
in Atlanta, Georgia, St. Johnian
Hadiya Sewer didn't take a minute
Instead, the sociology major
traveled to London and Liverpool
as part of her course work toward
her African Diaspora minor before
heading back to Love City to in-
vigorate the St. John Youth Com-
"I took a course that was re-
quired for my minor called 'The
African Diaspora of the World 222
- Black London and Liverpool,'"
said Sewer. "We spent the semes-
ter studying the black experience
in London and Liverpool and con-
cluded it by taking a trip for 10
days. We visited tons of different
sites that we studied in class."
"We went to some tourist sites,
but we also took trips out to pre-
dominately black areas," Sewer
said. "One of the things that really
stuck with me more than anything
else is the similarity between black
churches across the diaspora in the
continental U.S., the Caribbean
and London."
With a focus on identity con-
struction, Sewer used her expe-
riences abroad to gain a deeper
understanding of identity closer to
"My interest in the diaspora is
really identity construction and the
ways we kind of figure out who we
are," she said. "This trip caused me
to weigh the similarities and dif-
ferences in the U.S. Virgin Islands
and the British Virgin Islands as it
relates to the relationship between
the U.S. and the U.K."
Sewer also earned the honor this
year of a Mellon Mays Undergrad-
uate Fellowship from the United
Negro College Fund. The fellow
was established in 1988 with a fo-
cus of remedying the severe lack
of racial diversity in higher educa-
"Basically the fellow is geared
toward undergraduate students
who are interested in getting a
PhD," said Sewer. "So during the

"We're going to ask people
across the Virgin Islands adults,
children, people of different racial
and socioeconomic backgrounds -
to write about their feelings about
the Virgin Islands," she said. "We
want to hear their hopes, expecta-
tions, the things they love about the
islands and the things they would
like to see happen. A lot of times
you hear people complain and we
tend to focus on the negative.
"We want to hear the positive
things and the hope of the future,"
said Sewer. "We're hoping to pub-
lish the essays in some way either
in anthology form or on our web-
Although it would be easy for
Sewer to get caught up in college
and, literally, a world of possibili-
ties before her, the St. Johnian is
determined to keep her consider-
able talent focused on her home
"I've come to realize how much
I love St. John and the Virgin Is-
lands," said Sewer. "It would be
easy to forget home, but I like to
say that I have a deep-rooted con-
nection to the Virgin Islands. When
I look around and see what could
be better, especially the potential
of our youth, it's hard for me to
forget that and only focus on my
own accomplishments."
After she returns home at the
end of the month, Sewer is hop-
ing to start planning the second
annual Youth Forum hosted by
the St. John Youth Committee, she
The St. John Youth Committee
is also looking for members who
can keep the group's momentum
going after Sewer and Samuel re-
turn to college in the fall.
"Our most pressing need right
now is finding people we can pass
the torch to to keep the commit-
tee going strong," said Sewer.
"We had hoped to find others by
now, but it didn't necessarily hap-
pen that way. Hopefully we'll find
people this summer."
For more information about the
St. John Youth Committee or to
join, email Sewer at diyal@msn.

St. John Youth Committee
member Hadiya Sewer

undergraduate experience we're
expected to write a 35 to 50 page
research paper. Mine will be about
identity construction in the U.S.
Virgin Islands, and will look spe-
cifically at race, ethnicity and
nationality in light of the debate
surrounding the Fifth USVI Con-
stitutional Convention."
While that all seems like enough
to fill anyone's plate, Sewer is still
dedicated to her home island and
to ensuring a group she was instru-
mental in getting off the ground in
the first place, continues to soar.
"I will be back on St. John on
June 30, and will be working hard
on the St. John Youth Committee,"
said Sewer. "Right now we're re-
vamping the structure of the com-
mittee a little bit and changing
positions. I will be the new chair
and Jessica Samuel will be the
vice-chair. Paul Devine and Bonny
Corbeil will remain in their posi-
tions as advisors."
"Also this summer, we'll be
completing one of first missions
which was to create a website,"
said Sewer. "We're working on our
website and we're going to launch
an essay writing campaign."
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Thee" essay campaign will be
open to residents of all ages and
is designed to focus on positive
aspects of Virgin Islands life, ex-
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St. John Tradewinds, June 14-20, 2010 7

ICOFORT Group Tours St. John Ruins and Forts

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A group of fortification and military heri-
tage experts from around the world toured
St. John over three days last week for what
could be the first step in realizing the first
World Heritage Site in the Virgin Islands.
Members of the International Commit-
tee on Fortifications and Military Heritage
(ICOFORT) toured St. John June 5 through
8 after wrapping up tours of Puerto Rico, St.
Croix, Hassle Island and St. Thomas as part
of the group's annual meeting, explained
ICOFORT president Milagros Flores.
"Every year we have an annual meeting
somewhere and this year we voted to have
it in the Caribbean," said Flores, who is also
the Caribbean historian for the National
Park Service.
On St. John, the group visited the Cruz
Bay Battery, the Caneel Bay, Annaberg
Plantation and Cinnamon Bay Plantation
ruins and Fortsberg. While the Spanish for-
tifications in San Juan are already a World
Heritage Site, Danish and British fortifica-
tions are not represented with a heritage
designation, explained Flores.

"Danish fortifications are really quite
unique, but they are not represented as a
World Heritage Site yet," said Flores. "We
wanted to take a closer look at the Danish
and British fortification components here.
While we were touring here we we thought
it would be good to take a look and see if
local historians had any interest in looking
to pursue a nomination for a World Heritage
Although there is local interest in the
possibility of attaining the designation of a
World Heritage Site locally, the process -
which has not yet even begun can take
years, according to Flores.
"We haven't started the process yet," she
said. "We were really just looking to see if
there was interest to start the process and
we found that yes there is interest. But it is
a very long process and can entail years of
Along with Flores, Dr. Gilbert Sprauve,
Myron Jackson, VINP Superintendent Mark
Hardgrove, VINP Ranger David Homer and
Chuck Pishko showed the international for-
tification experts the highlights of St. John
forts and ruins.

St. John TradewindsNews Photo by Milagros Flores

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R. Hardgrove, Architect Deborah Rehn, Prof. Roy Graham, (behind him)
Architect David Hansen, Historian Doris M. Diaz, Ann Baird, Milagros
Flores ICOFORT President, Chuck Pishko, Dr. John Schofield, VINP
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St. John Tradewinds
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship
Fund announces that the Selection
Committee has chosen Christin
Marsh for the 2010-2011 annual
two-year renewable scholarship
A2010 graduate of Seventh Day
Adventist School, this St. John girl
will be attending Southern Adven-
tist University in Collegedale, Ten-
nessee, where she plans to pursue
a career in neo-natal nursing.
Kayla Joseph, was awarded a
one-year scholarship and she will
be entering her junior year at Uni-
versity of North Caroline in Wilm-

ington with a major in business.
Another Business major, Shak-
wana Albert, who is in her second
year at Howard University was
also awarded a one year scholar-
ship. Both girls also received a
one-year award last year.
This additional award is due to
the fact that the past two Tourna-
ment Championship awards are on
hold as there have been no appli-
cants from the Elmore Stout High
School in Tortola, whose winning
team, the Lady Rams, garnered
the 13th and 14th Annual Ruby
Rutnik Memorial Softball Tourna-
ment Championship. This success-
ful event supports the Ruby Rutnik
Scholarship Fund, Inc., which has
awarded scholarships to over two-
dozen girls pursuing a college de-
One award was also given to
a young man who applied for the
UVI grant, which was awarded to
a student to attend the Virgin Is-

lands University. After four years
this award was discontinued due to
a lack of applicants.
Since 2008 a one-year $2,500
award is being givento a qualifying
student, boy or girl, to attend the
early learning center at Gifft Hill
School, which was Ruby's alma
mater back in the early days of its
founding as Pine Peace School.
Many will recall that Ruby was
a senior at American University
when she died tragically in a car
crash. Because of her local fame
as a championship pitcher while
at Antilles School, a softball tour-
nament was established to raise
funds for the Scholarships given in
her memory.
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship
Fund, Inc., the Rutnik family and
the scholarship winners join in ex-
pressing gratitude to the Virgin Is-
lands community for its continued
support of this memorial event and
the Scholarship Fund.

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St. Croix AWC Cooperate on Pet Tags

St. John Tradewinds
The St. Croix Animal Wel-
fare Center (AWC) is now able
to issue pet licenses on-line and
will partner the local shelter.
The AWC has a larger staff
than the Animal Care Center of
St. John, and have offered to
handle on-line licenses for St.
John pet owners.
The tag for St. John cats and
dogs will say "St. John," but
residents need to contact AWC,
where the record of ownership
will be kept. Tags are only $5

plus shipping.
In addition to the basic tag,
AWC also offers fashion tags so
pet owners can give their dogs
or cats a little bling of their
own. Personalized engraving is
available for $1 per line on the
reverse side of the fashion tags.
Cannines, Cats and Critters on
St. John also offers customized
fashion tags for pets.
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order a VI pet tag on line, email
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Waveplace Hosts Another OLPC Program on Love City

By Jessica Samuel
St. John Tradewinds
International computer experts gathered
on St. John last month for an unprecedented
summit and to launch another One Laptop
Per Child (OLPC) program on Love City.
OLPC is an umbrella organization which
manufactures affordable computers to be
used by elementary school students across
the globe. Suborganizations like Waveplace
develop programs to specifically teach stu-
dents how to use these laptops.
Founded in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania by
Tim Falconer, Waveplace has only been in
existence for three years. Yet, within those
three years the organization has managed to
implement their computer mentorship pro-
gram in countries like Nicaragua, Haiti, as
well as the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This spring was the organization's second
visit to St. John. With the help of Jan Kind-
er, the organization's vice president, the first
visit was two years ago where it started the
mentorship program at Guy Benjamin El-
ementary School in Coral Bay.
This year, however, with Beth Santos,
Waveplace outreach coordinator, and Bill
Stelzer, photographer and chief mentor, the
organization introduced its program to Ju-
lius E. Sprauve and Gifft Hill Schools.
The program began on May 24 and
wrapped up on June 2. Training a total of 60
students this year, the pilot programs took

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by William Stelzer

Gifft Hill School students practice computer animation on their XO
laptops during Waveplace's recent pilot program.

place for an hour and a half from 3:30 to 5
p.m. during all ten days.
At each school, there were about five
mentors to a group of 20 students, consist-
ing of third, fourth and fifth graders.
Mentors tend to already be in the teach-
ing profession. However, this year Wave-
place brought with them 12 volunteers from
the Columbus School for Girls in Ohio.

These high school students were origi-
nally part of an initiative to get high school
girls more involved in computer science by
linking them with service projects.
Normally, Waveplace conducts a six-
week pilot program where in the first two
weeks Waveplace personnel train new local
mentors in the mornings and both new men-
tors and personnel work with the students in

the evenings.
In those two weeks trainees are acquaint-
ed with E-Toys, the programming anima-
tion and storybook writing software, and are
instructed on how to teach the program to
elementary students.
Due to Waveplace's ongoing efforts with
its pilot programs in Haiti, however, a short-
age of staff made it difficult to have such an
extended program this year on Love City.
Currently, Waveplace is running pilots
in four schools in Haiti with 30 trained
mentors. By the end of this year, however,
the organization's goal is to have pilots in
ten schools and 100 trained mentors in the
Prior to the program's recommencement
this spring, there was a four-day summit
at Maho Bay Camp which involved mul-
tiple organizations that also work under the
OLPC group.
Guests included mentors from countries
such as Afghanistan, Austria, Honduras and
a bevy of other places. Evidently, OLCP
has been quite a success in its international
Each student participant of any pilot pro-
gram under the OLCP is expected to keep
the laptops after the end of each program.
And this year students are not just left with
the laptops but also an exciting project.
Waveplace coordinators left St. John stu-
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a packed house. Jazz Lake featured Jont6 Samuel on sax, Tabari Davis on vocals,
Kai Richardson on trumpet and Malachi Thomas on sax.

VIPD Website Running at Full Capacity

St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department Commissioner Novelle
Francis advised the public that the department's
website is again running at full capacity.
The site was having connection problems for
the last two months, however those problems have
been resolved and the site can again be easily ac-
cessed from any home or business computer.
Persons logging on to the site can read or listen
to the audio of daily press releases, view suspect

photos, wanted persons or get information on em-
ployment at the police department.
The site also has information on the Consent
Decree, photos of VIPD community outreach pro-
grams, among other features. Information and ap-
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tomer service workshops this month.
Led by professional service trainer and Virgin Islander Dr. Bryan Wil-
liams, the June sessions will target the islands' transportation providers,
taxi drivers and ferry boat operators who are among the first and last to
have contact with visitors.
Close to 700 people completed DOT-sponsored customer service
training hosted territory-wide during National Tourism Week in May
including special sessions conducted for airport security and airline per-
sonnel. The training is a key component of the department's ongoing
campaign to raise the standards of customer service in the islands.
The taxi and ferry operator workshop on St. Thomas will be on Mon-
day, June 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Windward Passage Hotel.
"Providing excellent customer service to our visitors is the single
most important thing all of us can do to maintain and grow our tourism
industry," said DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty.
Nicholson-Doty urged all transportation operators to take advantage
of this opportunity to sharpen their customer service skills and learn how
to earn repeat business, increase tips, and improve customer satisfac-
For more information and to register for the workshops, call 774-8784
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2010 Optimist Regatta Set for June 17
St. John Tradewinds
The 2010 Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta will take place
June 17 to 20 out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club.
Over 100 eight- to 15-year-old junior sailors from throughout the
Caribbean, U.S. and Europe are expected to attend. Pre-regatta activi-
ties begin Monday, June 14, and run through Wednesday, June 16, when
top international coaches will teach the three-day instructional Sea Star
The Sea Star Team Racing event is scheduled for June 17. Twelve
teams registered last year and more are expected this year.
Final registration for the Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta
takes place June 17. The registration fee of $225 per sailor includes an
event T-shirt, registration 'goodie' bag, and most meals.
The fun culminates with a beachside brunch and Awards Ceremony on
June 20th. Trophies will be awarded to the top five in each fleet and top
three overall. Additional trophies include the Peter Ives' Perpetual Tro-
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St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Adam Lynch

St. John Tradewinds, June 14-20, 2010 11

St. John students pose with their art teacher at Bajo el Sol Gallery (L to R): J'Wan
Athanase, Ryan Francis, Chereena Didier, art teacher Lisa Etre and Ryan Morton
during their artists' reception at the gallery on Friday, June 4.

Arts School's Summer Writing Program

Focusing on Art, Ecology, Poetry and Prose

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Budding St. John authors will
flex their creative muscles in
words, pictures and more this
summer at St. John School of the
Coreen Samuel, V.I. Sum-
mer Creative Writing Program
founder, is bringing her distinctive
Young Writer's camp to SJSA for
the third time this summer. Run-
ning from July 12 through July
30, the camp will meet Monday
through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3
p.m. While students can expect the
same personal writing instruction,
this summer's camp will feature
renowned local artists and musi-
cians as well.
Inviting her sister, the eminent
St. John artist Karen Samuel, to
join the program, Coreen Samuel
has expanded the camp to further
challenge students to look at their
surroundings, she explained.
"By engaging the students to
recreate what they see visually,
it gets them more engrossed in
their surroundings," said Coreen
Samuel. "They will also be writ-
ing poetry and prose and we'll be

doing memoir work and personal
narratives as well."
Students will get out into nature
and will draw upon those expe-
riences to create narratives, po-
etry and paintings. Working with
Karen Samuel, who specializes
in nature drawings, the students
will integrate visual arts with their
Students will learn how to de-
pict art themes from their writing,
observe plants and animals, recog-
nize the abstract nature of an ob-
ject and create forms of objects in
In addition to instruction by
Karen Samuel, the Young Writer's
Camp will also feature other local
artisans who will provide instruc-
tion in traditional arts and crafts,
music, dance and folklore.
"We're going to be bringing
poetry and art forms to life," said
Coreen Samuel.
Students will also explore the
V.I. National Park with education
specialist Laurel Brannick, who
will lead the class on bird watch-
ing trips. Getting to know their
new-found feathered friends, stu-
dents will write as naturalists and

sketch birds and their habitats.
Getting students into nature will
foster a deeper appreciation of
the environment for students, ex-
plained Coreen Samuel.
"Students will benefit by gain-
ing a deeper appreciation for con-
serving the ecology that is our Vir-
gin Islands," she said. "They will
also have the opportunity to look
deeper within themselves through
The culminating event honor-
ing the young artists and writers
is open to the community and will
feature a display at the Summer
Reading Celebration on July 30,
when art and writing pieces will
be shared. A published anthology
will feature a collection of student
writing along with art pieces.
The camp is open to students
from kindergarten through 10th
grade and costs only $295. Schol-
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encouraged to sign up soon.
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Catch a Whopper and Win Cash

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St. John Tradewinds
Reel in a whopper kingfish and earn more than
bragging rights.
The Northside Sportfishing Club's Annual Bastille
Day Kingfish Tournament set for Sunday July 11th
at Hull Bay Hideaway is the chance to catch that
"big one" and pocket some serious cash while enjoy-
ing the camaraderie of family and friends.
This inshore fishing event also offers more ways
to win and more cash and prizes than any other Vir-
gin Islands-based tournament of its kind. Festivities
include live bands and a beach party. Plus, proceeds
from the event benefit charitable community organi-
More than 300 anglers men, women, boys and
girls of all skill level are expected to enter. Thanks
to the generosity of sponsors, entry fees are low, only
$45 for adults and $35 for juniors ages 8 to 16.
Coors Light and Snapple, distributed by Bellows
International, Ltd., are once again on board as Gold
Sponsors. The brands have donated over $100,000 in
cash and product since signing aboard over a decade.
Coors Light generously provides the official angler
hats that have proven to be both a keepsake as well as
symbol of an ace angler.
The Bastille Day Kingfish Tournament will be the
first to welcome the arrival of the "Coors Light Super
Cold Igloo" to the Virgin Islands.
Long time Silver Sponsor, Offshore Marine, the
Yamaha and Yanmar distributor in the Virgin Islands,
will donate cash prizes of $1,000 for Best Boat, $1,000
for Best Captain, $500 for Third Largest Kingfish,
$500 for Best Male Angler, $250 for Best Junior Male
Angler and $250 for Best Female Junior Angler.
Silver Sponsor, NEMWIL managed in the USVI
by Red Hook Agencies, Inc. and serving homeown-
ers in the USVI for over 20 years will donate the
spectacular $2,000 cash prize for the Largest Kingfish
In addition, Red Hook Agencies, Inc., will sponsor
a $500 prize for the Best Female Angler. As an added
enticement for junior anglers, Red Hook Agencies
will also sponsor the special "Catch in the Hat" award
for all registered junior anglers.
All junior angler names will be placed in a hat. The
first eight names drawn will receive $50 cash and the
next one win $100 dollars, for a total award of $500.
Juniors must be present at the Awards Ceremony to
Meanwhile, Bronze Sponsor, TOPA Insurance
Services Inc., will donate the $375 each in prizes for
anglers catching the Largest Jack, Largest Barracuda,
Largest Bonito and Largest Mackerel.
All registered anglers will receive an official Bas-
tille Day T-shirt thanks to the combined sponsorship
support of Coors Light and Bellows International Ltd,
Offshore Marine and NEMWIL, as well as a goodie
bag with goodies thanks to Hawaiian Tropic.
New this year, everyone is invited to enter the Sco-
tiabank Sand Sculpture Contest. It's free to enter. The
theme will be nautical.

Josh Slayton of St. John was last year's
winner who set a new record with a 58.78
pound kingfish.

Judging of the sand sculpture contest will take place
at 2 p.m. The winner receives a trophy and bragging
rights and all participants will receive a ribbon.
Once again, local hotels and restaurateurs have
contributed overnight stays and dinners for two, re-
spectively, as additional prizes.
Last year, 57 boats and 208 anglers including 36
junior anglers competed.
Josh Slayton of St. John, who reeled in a record-
setting 58.78-pounder aboard the 33-foot custom
sport fisher, World Class Angler, caught the tourna-
ment's Largest Kingfish.
Entry forms can be obtained from Bryan's Electri-
cal and Neptune Fishing Supplies. A captain's meet-
ing and registration will be at 7:30 p.m. at Hull Bay
Hideaway on Friday, July 9.
Late registration will also be on Saturday, July 10,
at Hull Bay Hideaway from noon until 7 p.m. Fishing
starts at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 11, and ends at
noon sharp.
From noon until 2 p.m., while the weigh-master
and judges go to work, all anglers can quench their
thirst at either a Coors Light and Paradise Rum punch
or Snapple open bar, depending on age. Island Oasis
will also serve a complimentary blended fruit drink
with Paradise Rum for adult anglers and virgin-style
for junior anglers.
There will be drink, food (burgers, hot dogs, roti
and Johnny cakes) and live music throughout the af-
ternoon for community spectators who come down to
see the catch and catch the fun for the day. Cool Ses-
sion will play from noon until 5 p.m. and C4 from 6
until 10 p.m. The awards ceremony starts at 8 p.m. at
Hull Bay Hideaway.
First organized by the Northside Sportfishing Club
in 1987, the tournament has become one of the high-
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Talented St. John Youngsters Vie for

Ruth "Sis" Frank Merit Scholarships

Tyler Stephen Paige Clarke

Kainoa Metcalf Marissa Muilenburg

Tiareh Schaub Kaitlyn Cummings

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Eight budding musicians and
dancers battled nerves and over-
came fears during the professional
auditions for the coveted Ruth
"Sis" Frank Merit Scholarships at
St. John School of the Arts on Sun-
day afternoon, June 6.
Established in honor of SJSA's
founder, Sis Frank, the scholar-
ships are based on talent, not finan-
cial need, explained the school's
executive director Jan Kinder.
"Recipients of the merit scholar-
ship are those students recognized
for their talent and awarded schol-
arships based on that talent and not
financial need," said Kinder.
Each SJSA student faced a panel
of three judges as they performed
their musical or movement selec-
tion. It was Tyler Stephen's fourth
time trying out for the merit schol-
arship and his performance wowed
the judges, who sent the 13-year-
old pianist home with the platinum
"I try not to worry about it,"
Stephen said about the stress of
auditions. "This is my fourth time,

so I guess I'm getting used to it."
Paige Clarke, who has been
tickling the ivories for three years,
took advantage of her first merit
scholarship audition to take home
the gold award.
"My teacher told me to try out
so I did," said 11-year-old Clarke.
Also awarded gold honors were
Kainoa Metcalfe, 13, who has
been playing piano for three years;
Tiareh Schaub, 13, who has been
dancing for seven years; and Ma-
rissa Muilenbug, 10, who has been
playing piano for six years.
Metcalfe wanted to win the
scholarship in order to improve his
"I think it would be fun to win
the scholarship because it would
be a good way to get better at pia-
no," he said.
Schaub, who plays piano in ad-
dition to dancing, looked at the
chance to win a merit scholarship
as a privilege, she explained.
"It's such a privilege to be able
to share your passion with the
community," said Schaub. "I think
it's scary to audition, but I use a
mental picture of myself doing

well to calm down."
Muilenburg was not letting her
nerves get the better of her either.
"This is my first time audition-
ing, but it's not too scary," said
Muilenburg. "I'm a little nervous,
but I'll be okay."
Kaitlyn Cummings, an 11-year-
old who has been dancing for
eight years, and 11-year-old John
Ovcina, who has played piano for
five and half years so far, both took
home silver scholarships. John
Spinale, 12, who just started play-
ing piano three months ago, took
home the bronze scholarship.
Cummings hoped to take home
a scholarship to help out her fam-
ily and continue to pursue her pas-
"We're building a house, so the
scholarship would be nice," said
Cummings, who choreographed
her own dance piece for the judg-
es. "I love dancing and want to be
able to keep doing this. Dancing
gets my adrenaline flowing and I
just think it's really fun."
Ovinca has been playing pia-
no for almost half of his life and
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Thanks for a Successful JJ Fun Day

I would like to thank everyone who made the Fifth Annual Javon J.
Alfred Memorial Fun Day a success. I could not do this by myself.
Thanks to Boyson Inc. for the water jugs, St. John Ice, Woody's,
Alice Krall at Coral Bay Jeweler, and Jerome Lake for organizing the
event. Without Lake, the event would not have been possible. These
events are great for the community and it's great for the kids to come
together and have fun.
Even if you can't donate money, giving your time and your skills is
just as important. It all goes toward making a great event and showing
the kids of our community just how important they are to us.
Thank you to all!
Deverell Alfred

Friends Say Goodbye to Lefferts
Friends and family members gathered on Saturday, June 5, to say
good bye to long-time St. John visitor Robert "Bob" Lefferts at a me-
morial service in Pt. Washington, New York.
Lefferts' wife of almost 50 years, Sybil, was joined by more than
100 friends, including long-time Love City friends Donald and Deb-
bie Schnell, two traveled from St. John to attend.
With a treasure trove of marvelous family photos scrolling on a
TV monitor in the front room of the sanctuary, many moving tributes
were delivered in memory of Lefferts, one most notably, by his older
brother, George.
On what was a beautiful, sunlit Saturday afternoon, everyone
returned to the Lefferts' home in East Setauket to further celebrate
Bob's amazing career as a professor at SUNY Stonybrook and his
late-in-life success as an accomplished professional photographer.
His perpetually smiling face, occasionally obscured by his camera,
will be sorely missed.

from the publisher

Congratulations TE and the Class of 2010! MN

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: 11
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 38
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 22

Rapes:1 Rapes: 0

As a Yoga teacher, we are taught to observe and re-
main awakened to life. In my very "awakened state"
I have managed, or shall I admit, lost the two former
letters to the Editor. This letter is long overdue!
Promising myself to stay mindful, and complete
this letter of gratitude to you. You who are all the in-
dividuals who have opened their hearts and souls to
both Steve and I during this experience in my life. To
thank our two special and unique sons, Christopher
and Casey, my husband Steve, for they lift me up and
sustain me.
Trying to remain more practical, not too mushy
and emotional will be impossible. Love is just not
Recalling the expression "we fall into love," I am
falling and falling and falling on this sacred journey.
For its your "wings of love" that maintain me.
St. John is a unique and special place. With all its
beauty, what remains the most beautiful is its people.
My intention is clear, Thank You.
To thank you, for your support, and contributions.
You have lightened the burden. To thank Steve, he
must, and for now, remain my nurse, not the best-
paying job he has had!
To thank you for my Love Box, filled with love
and friendship. It is said, "A true friend is the great-
est of all blessings." I am blessed ten thousand times
and more.
Cards of beauty, and spoken truths. Thank you for
green starfish that shine upon me, magic stones that
have traveled the world. Thank you for painted an-
gels and flowers that inspire, wooden boxes that are
so dear. Thank you for Kapok, I hold its soft feel in
my hands and it soothes me. Thank you for a poem

It is so good to see the students going to Kean High
walking on the new, almost complete, sidewalk instead
of walking to school in the road.
The job is almost done and even though there were
several different contractors working on different proj-
ects in a very high traffic area, the traffic control has
been really pretty good.
In addition to this work, the roads in Nadir and
Smith Bay have been resurfaced, drainage repaired,
and new striping is almost complete. We have DPW
Commissioner Smalls and Federal Roads Chief Wys-
tan Benjamin and all the others involved to thank for
Hopefully they will get some more ARRA money
and can construct sidewalks in Smith Bay, Nadir and
Bovoni. As the construction is being completed I no-
tice that the vehicles are beginning to increase their
The people in the Redhook community really hope
that DPW constructs some type of speed deterrent in
the road surface before it is completed to try and pre-

that captured me and made time stand still, photos of
the Caribbean Sea that wash away my tears and bring
me closer to home. Thank you for Ganesha necklace
opal that I reach for in times of greatest need.
Thank you for all the CDs of music that lift my
spirits. Thank you for those who boggle my mind
with their computer skills and banners of love writ-
ten in Sanskrit. Thank you for the prayer of sunshine
that comes in the form of Batik. Thank you for com-
ing forward and keeping the Yoga Center going in my
time of need. Thank you for my "rock steady" friends
who gave us their truck upon arriving in Idaho!
By being who you are, you have given me the po-
tential to lead a richer and more meaningful life.
As I ride this edge and walk this path I will not
forget you. I am busy "staking my life on love" as
always. So be still now, I'm listening to the silence for
it is speaking words of wisdom.
If I have not mentioned someone, I now thank you
for completing the greatest circle of all, the circle of
giving and receiving. You are my Beloved! I will use
the God or Lord as a reference.
Lord in heaven, help us please to have reverence
and respect for all life, and to realize our responsibili-
ties to each other, to ourselves, to our Earth, and to all
life in the creation of peace and harmony.
Help us Lord, please, to attune our awareness, our
intelligence, and our actions to the inner voice of
goodness, Love and truth.
A final thought from the poet Rumi, "I, You, He,
She, We, in the garden of mystical lovers these are not
true distinctions. We are One."
Compassionately and forever yours,
Irene Levin (See you soon!)

vent any more pedestrian deaths.
DPW and a few of the other departments have re-
ally done much better under this administration but
there are many more that are not functioning as well
as they have in the past or are still not operating at an
acceptable level. This community deserves a lot better
leadership, from the top down.
Fish Fry Season has started and I would like to sug-
gest that Governor deJongh use this time to make a
serious study of the functionality of all the government
departments and to replace the commissioners who are
not doing their jobs with someone who can and will.
If the displaced commissioners are still owed a po-
litical debt, put them on as advisers and let them go
play golf or something. The wage that they are paid is
not a big problem but the lack of a functioning govern-
ment is. The next Fish Fry that I go to I would like to
hear about the progress that is being made in our gov-
ernment. Not how much better it will be next year if
the incumbents get re-elected.
Greg Miller

A Richer Life Thanks to Friends

Let's Hear About Progress in Government


St. John Tradewinds, June 14-20, 2010 15

Agriculture from an evolutionary perspective has,
until very recently, been the primary focus of daily
life. Beginning with the industrial revolution of the late
1800's and accelerating rapidly throughout the 1900's
the number of family farms has dropped dramatically.
Before that point, farmers were producing enough to
feed about eight people in addition to their families.
Today's operator feeds upwards of 200 on average. By
the numbers, this represents quite a success story.
On a closer inspection of today's methods of food
production, disturbing trends and questionable practic-
es reveal a much more somber and disturbing picture
of how our daily sustenance arrives at our table. If the
adage that "you are what you eat" still holds any degree
of credibility, and I for one would certainly subscribe
to its continued veracity, then there is good reason for
us all to know more about a subject on which our very
existence is so dependent.
On a per capita basis, the community with the
largest number of farmers today is Washington, D.C.
While certainly a surprise to most people, there is good
reason for this. The politics from which programs and
policies arise are an endemic element to this city, and
the interplay of election cycles and contributions that
then give rise to influence necessitate an essentially
permanent presence.
All commodity crops such as corn, wheat, soybeans
and rice are heavily subsidized by the federal govern-
ment, and because of the artificially low prices that
result, those crops are now almost exclusively grown
by very large operations. In the past, large water proj-
ects were located in areas that primarily benefited large
corporate growers. More recently, as a consequence of
the Supreme Courts' decision to allow the patenting of
genes in the development of hybrid seeds, the Monsan-
to corporation has been the big beneficiary and is using
its large legal resources to drive all small competitors
out of business.

Greetings reggae family, we are pleased to an-
nounce our tour for 2010. This year Inner Visions will
tour the USA traveling from Florida to Michigan and
across to California and back. On our return East we
hit the Carolinas and quickly head back north and into
our usual stomping grounds in New England.
However, before returning to our beloved Islands
in the sun, we'll again return to the Midwest for a
quick stint hitting venues we missed on our initial
pass. We hope to be canvassing Austin, Dallas, St.
Louis, Mississippi, Louisiana and again Florida be-
fore returning home.
Now for a bit of sad news. Paul "Ras Paul" aka
"Osisi" Samms has retired from the band in search of
a less stressful, but hopefully musical occupation. (He
really disliked touring.) We wish him well in what-
ever direction he chooses and pray Jah will continue
to bless his works.
The good news is we have decided to add the last
songs he recorded with us (as previously planned) to

Any grower not using their seeds and within range
of another grower using the altered genetic material is
subject to copyright infringement even if cross polli-
nation occurred only accidentally by wind transport.
If you think that's unfair, consider this: every effort
to label foods that contain genetically altered mate-
rial has failed in Congress. How then are consumers
to be given their rightful choice should they decide for
themselves that such practices present an adverse risk
to their health?
The further we look into food production today the
more disturbing the picture that emerges. Consider
the ever more frequent outbreaks of e-coli, not only in
tainted meat products, but in leafy vegetables as well.
The reality is that far more cases are going unreported,
and the efforts of many citizens to get congress to pass
tougher food safety standards are stymied by food in-
dustry lobbyists whose financial clout in electoral poli-
tics is formidable.
Key to most of these incidents is the fact that cows
are ruminants whose natural diet consists of grasses
primarily. In the relentless effort to cut costs and in-
crease profits, gigantic feed lots draw cattle from far
and wide and expedite the process of weight gain by
feeding them an exclusively corn based diet. Crowded
into stock yards in which they stand ankle deep in fe-
ces, the risk of contamination is an ever present dan-
What makes the situation even worse is that the
corn based diet has been identified as the source of
the anti-bacterial resilient form of e-coli that is now
behind the growing number of deaths in these out-
breaks. The regular use of antibiotics, made necessary
by the unsanitary conditions, has been instrumental in
the bacteria's adaptation and resistance, a process that
will continue as long as animal husbandry is conducted
in such an industrialized manner. Added to all these
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our new up coming CD. It's a fitting tribute to the
body of work he has helped to create over the past
20 plus years! Thank you Brother Paul. You shall be
missed greatly!
The "CD Stay Alive" is finally in production and
should be in hand in a few weeks!
We want to thank all our fans for their patience. As
you know the economy has been tough for everyone
and work for Inner Visions in our usual areas were
not as fruitful as usual. Because of this it has taken a
bit longer than expected to bring this forward. Still,
believe us when we say it is well worth the wait! En-
Remember to check out our Website, Myspace,
Twitter, and FaceBook for tour updates! See you
somewhere on the road!
Philip "Grasshopper" Pickering,
Inner Visions

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concerns are the implications that
growth hormones, widely used in
all species of meat bearing animals,
are the leading factor in prepubes-
cent puberty.
So the question: "Who are the
Food and drug Administration real-
ly working for?" is not only a valid
concern, but a veritable indictment
of probable collusion, when the
facts are carefully considered.
Despite all the rhetoric about ef-
ficiencies of scale that reduce costs
to consumers, the reality is that our
food system is depleting soils of or-
ganic material, polluting both wa-
terways and aquifers, contributing
large amounts of methane pollu-
tion to the atmosphere, generating
more unemployment by driving
out small growers on a worldwide
basis, reducing the quality and nu-
tritional content of the foods pro-
duced, increasing the risk of large
scale crop failures through the use
of fewer varieties, and increasing
the level of risk to our health due to
food poisonings.
Such a state of affairs cannot be
considered a picture of health ei-
ther for ourselves, our nation or our
world. Indeed, where is the coun-
try whose citizenry are really con-
sidered to be at ease, and without
widespread health issues?
More accurately, ranging from
starvation to obesity, all exhibit
varying stages of 'dis'-ease among
their populations and no amount of
clever product advertising, indus-
try-biased infomercials or govern-
ment hype about the dominance of
American agriculture is going to
reverse the growing severity of the
problems we face.
Problems of such global pro-
portions require a world-wide re-
sponse, and people of all cultures
must be willing participants in an
effort to correct the distortions that
result when governments subscribe
to the "get big or get out" mind-set
that has brought us to this state of
affairs. We have reached a point
where technology has gone far be-
yond its original dictate of provid-
ing labor saving devices.
Our civilization, like others that
flourished in the past, is overex-
tending its grasp as it undermines

those very values and ideals that
once served as its foundation.
Former civilizations grew to be
dominant influences in sizable geo-
graphic areas before the limitations
of their technological development
failed to overcome the consequent
problems that arise when the objec-
tive of unlimited growth reached
the inevitable limits that the natural
environment revealed.
Sustainability, correctly under-
stood, cannot be linked to such
misguided policies that are incapa-
ble of factoring in the complexity
of the natural world and the intri-
cate web of dependencies that exist
between as yet unknown numbers
of living species that inhabit this
planet. The collapse of a regional
sized civilization had a significant
environmental impact on that area,
followed by a long period of recov-
ery that prefaced the next efforts at
establishing a succeeding civiliza-
tion. Would not
such an experience on a global
scale be far more devastating in its
All wealth has at all times been
derived from those efforts that
must first yield food. Would it not
be prudent if all of us had at least
a basic knowledge of how to grow
it, even if that effort was on only
the smallest of scales? What we
learn to do for ourselves, will al-
ways serve to empower us, and that
knowledge as a tool will in useful-
ness far outweigh the convenience
that centralizing technologies may
tempt us with, even as they thereby
generate an ever greater degree of
control over our lives.
An awareness of these issues is
the necessary starting point, and
then the decision becomes ours, as
individuals, whether to reestablish
a more direct and sensible link to
our sources of food. In such a pro-
cess, we will necessarily regener-
ate those conditions that are criti-
cal to the very fabric of life which
includes not only the society of
mankind, but an evolved ecology
in which all species are linked by
dependencies that ultimately reveal
the biosphere itself as the true ex-
tent of our community.
Hugo A. Roller, a concerned
citizen and farmer on St. John

The family of Edith L. Bornn, 87, announces her
passing on Friday, June 4 at Roy L. Schneider Re-
gional Medical Center, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Mrs. Bornn's strong voice had been silenced in re-
cent years as she battled Alzheimer's, but her legacy
in the territory remains vibrant.
Attorney Bornn will be remembered as a pas-
sionate community activist, an advocate for children
and families, a committed environmentalist, a leader
in local and regional politics, and as an exceptional
Virgin Islands matriarch of the local Bar, who blazed
trails in numerous fields beginning in her earliest
One of our earliest and foremost environmental-
ists, Mrs. Bornn fought to protect the Virgin Islands'
beauty and natural resources from unplanned de-
velopment. A woman truly ahead of her time, Mrs.
Bornn advocated for the protection of beaches and
the environment and the preservation of our quality
of life when very few others had yet to take such is-
sues into consideration.
Bornn fought particularly for Government ac-
countability, both as a concerned citizen and as a
founding member of the League of Women Voters.
She served as president of the organization since
its founding for several terms. As a Director of the
national League of Women Voters of the US for
many years she served as a member and chair of its
International Relations Committee and travelled to
multiple conferences on international relations, in-
cluding the former Soviet Union.
She also played key roles with the Save Long Bay
Coalition in the development of the Yacht Haven
area and the Virgin Islands Conservation Society.
As the first female attorney to enter into private
practice locally, Mrs. Bornn opened doors for an
entire generation of women in the legal field. She
represented the U.S. at women's conferences around
the world and spent muchof her life assisting wom-
en in having a greater voice in civic life. She was
an officer and charter member of the International
Federation of Women Lawyers and the World Peace
Through Law Center.
In her role as an attorney, she worked diligently
on behalf of children and women through her efforts
to create and enforce laws for their protection, be-
coming a national expert in the field of family law.
Many of her cases established local and national
precedent and continue to be cited by the courts and
in law schools.
Attorney Bornn was a founding member and cher-
ished the work of the Women's League from 1956.
She remained a staunch supporter of the Family Re-
source Center from its inception and is considered a
pioneer in the field of mediation.
A true Caribbean woman, Mrs. Bornn worked for
the improvement of the region and to strengthen the
Territory's ties to its island neighbors. She served on
numerous regional boards and commissions starting
with her role as a Goodwill Ambassador and Re-
searcher with the United Nations' Caribbean

Commission right after law school graduation in
1948 and as a member of the Governor's Committee
for the Caribbean Basin Initiative.
Mrs. Bornn was a dedicated member of the local
Anglican congregation, serving in numerous leader-
ship positions, and was appointed as the first woman
Chancellor of the Episcopal Church in the Virgin Is-
lands and in the country. Mrs. Bornn was appointed
a member of the Executive Council for Province II
of the Episcopal Church and the first woman ap-
pointed to the National Executive Council of Epis-
copal Churches.
Born on St. Thomas on August 30, 1922, Mrs.
Bornn attended Charlotte Amalie High School be-
fore enrolling in Barnard College with her sister,
Angela. She went on to attend Columbia University
Law School as one of only five women in her 1948
graduating class. Edith Bornn met and married An-
drew Bornn, a distant cousin, while working in Trin-
idad for the Caribbean Commission in 1951. Andrew
Bornn passed in 2000. They made their home on St.
Thomas where Mrs. Bornn served as a U.S. District
Court law clerk to District Court Judge
Herman E. Moore before opening her own law
firm as the first woman attorney in private practice
in the Territory, partnering with numerous attorneys
over the years.
Mrs. Bornn's strong work ethic and robust opin-
ions were sometimes seen in contrast to her warmth,
generosity and sense of humor.
"My mother loved to laugh," said middle son Ste-
ven Bornn. "And the many individuals whose lives
she touched will never forget her. I can't tell you
how often people still wonder what she would think
or say about a particular issue. She did not mince
Her community involvement did not go unrecog-
nized and Mrs. Bornn was the recipient of numer-
ous awards over the years, including the Chamber
of Commerce's Bill LaMotta Community Service
"Results were more important to her than acco-
lades," David Bornn her eldest son said. "I know she
would want her memory to serve as an inspiration
to others to strive for excellence and to truly devote
themselves to the betterment of our islands. My
mother was a woman that truly lived by the courage
of her convictions."
"Mother instilled her competitive spirit: she was
always there on the sidelines of the football games
and ring-side at a horse show directing." the young-
est son, Michael Bornn commented.
In addition to her three sons, Mrs. Bornn is sur-
vived by daughter-in-law Brigitte Bornn and three
grandchildren, Richard Lazarus, Marissa Bornn and
Andy Bornn; sister, Angela Bacher.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, dona-
tions be made to the Environmental Association of
St. Thomas-St. John, the League of Women Voters,
the Family Resource Center or the newly formed V.I.
Alzheimer's Association.

Letter to Tradewinds

Growing Seeds of Awareness


Edith L. Bornn, 87, Passes Away

St. John Tradewinds, June 14-20, 2010 17

Crime Stoppers USVI Seeking Information on Crimes

Crime Stoppers is asking the community's help
to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows
anything, they should say something. Even the
smallest bit of information may be just what law
enforcement needs to solve these cases.
On Tuesday, June 1, in the area of 7B Susan-

naberg, burglar(s) entered a house by prying open
a door. A PlayStation 3 and cash were taken. The
minimum reward for an arrest is $714.
Community members can submit tips on these
or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.
org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Waveplace Hosts Another OLPC Program on Love City

Continued from Page 9
dents with the assignment of finishing their storybook
program to be translated into Haitian Creole and used
by Haitian students currently working with the same
program. This learn and share component of the pro-
gram will be reciprocated by Haitian students whose
stories will be translated into English and sent back to
St. John students.
Other prospective projects of Waveplace include
a teacher training summer program which officials
hope to launch sometime in August. Waveplace Di-
rector Falconer and his colleagues are working with
the principals of all the three schools to make that
program possible.
Alongside the long-term goal of providing every
elementary school aged child on St. John with a lap-
top, Waveplace's real dream behind these pilot pro-
grams is to introduce the computer to these students
as a "kind of playground where they can explore ab-

stract ideas in meaningful and fun ways."
The E-Toys software program is really "a magic
whiteboard" where students learn math and reading
through stimulating interaction. This type of program
helps to make students feel good about themselves
and their learning abilities. And there is no other suc-
cessful student that the one who is confident with his
As explained by Falconer, Waveplace's "focus on
the Caribbean is really to help bring a new industry of
digital media."
Such an industry would channel students' creativ-
ity into computers and in return develop an industry
in these U.S. Virgin Islands which would allow such
interested students to make a living in the islands
without having to leave.
In essence, one could say that the organization's
overarching aim is really to cultivate and preserve lo-
cal talent a goal for which many strive.

Talented Youngsters Vie for Merit Scholarships

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r merit and playing things by ear," said
in love Spinale. "I realized I was pretty
n as he good right away, but I want to be
able to learn more technical things
and get my basics down."
All of the students did a won-
derful job under the pressure of
professional auditions, according
to Kinder.
"Each student gave an outstand-
ing performance," said the SJSA
executive director. "I commend
all of them for accepting the chal-
lenge of participating in an audi-
tion of this kind, being evaluated
and judged in ten categories by
three independent judges."
S In addition to earning their
ers scholarships, the SJSA merit stu-
dents also act as ambassadors for
the school, explained Kinder.
"Their responsibilities include
being role models for other stu-
dents and representatives of SJSA
in the community," she said.
For more information about St.
John School of the Arts or to do-
nate to the organization, call 779-

St. John Police Report



POLICE: 340-693-8880

FIRE: 340-776-6333

Friday, June 4
3:00 p.m. A citizen r/ an accident in the area of Maho Bay.
Auto accident.
5:13 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident r/ a burglary.
Burglary in the third.
Saturday, June 5
1:40 p.m. A Cruz Bay resident r/ someone stole the license
plate from her vehicle. Petit larceny.
2:20 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ a disturbance with her
boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V
2:25 p.m. A citizen c/r that he was run off the road. Police
Monday, June 7
1:08 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r he was involved in
an altercation. Disturbance of the peace.
6:00 p.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident r/ he was assaulted
by a male with an unknown object. Assault in the third.
Tuesday, June 8
5:53 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in Coral Bay. Police as-
Wednesday, June 9
2:25 a.m. A Gifft Hill resident r/ a male on his property. Suspi-
cious activity.
10:09 a.m. A citizen c/r he was assaulted by a male. Simple
10:55 a.m. A citizen p/r he was threatened by a male. Distur-
bance of the peace, threats.
3:53 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r being bitten by a
dog. Dog bite.
5:57 p.m. A citizen c/r a male creating a disturbance in Cruz
Bay. Disturbance of the peace.
No time given A citizen r/ a male down.
Thursday, June 10
10:50 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ he lost his wallet.
Lost wallet.
2:35 p.m. A citizen c/r an altercation at his residence with
several females. Possession of dangerous weapon during the com-
mission of a crime.
Friday, June 11
7:25 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident p/r that someone
stole his cellular phone. Grand larceny.
10:15 a.m. A Gifft Hill resident p/r that someone stole her
dinghy from Red Hook. Unauthorized use of a vessel.
10:40 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that someone forged
his signature on a withdrawal slip. Forgery.


18 St. John Tradewinds, June 14-20, 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, June 14
The St. John Festival and Cultural Committee will have a
meeting with all the food vendors on Monday, June 14, at the Ju-
lius E. Sprauve School at 5 p.m., to discuss rules and regulations.
Thursday, June 17
The GClass of 2010 will have its graduation ceremony on
Thursday, June 17, at 5:30 p.m. at school's Trayser Field.
The Island Green Building Association will have its monthly
meeting on Thursday, June 17, one the second floor of the Market-
place with social from 5 p.m. and meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Starting Thursday, June 17 June 20
The 2010 Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta will
take place June 17 to 20, out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club.
Sunday, June 20
The St. John Festival Princess Pageant begins at 6 p.m. on
Sunday, June 20, at the Winston Wells ball park in Cruz Bay.
Saturday, June 26
The St. John Festival Queen Show will be on Saturday, June
26, at Winston Wells ball field starting at 8 p.m.
The St. John Festival Food Fair will kick off at 1 p.m. on
Sunday, June 27, at Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay.
Sunday, June 27
The St. John Festival Boat Races will be on Sunday, June
27, at 3 p.m. in Cruz Bay harbor.
Mark those calendars for Sunday, June 27 and plan to party
for a purpose at Skinny Legs as friends raise money to advance
Wendy Davis' EMT training to that of aramedic.
Sunday, July 4
The St. John Festival Committee is hosting a Cultural Day
on Sunday, July 4, at Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay.
Monday, July 5
The St. John Festival parade will be on Monday, July 5,
starting at 11 a.m., near Mongoose Junction and the VINP ball

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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Across from Inspection Lane, Sub Base, STT, 777-9269

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737






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

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

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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

St John O 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

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
$750.00; One 1 bedroom/
one bath $1000.00;
One bedroom/one bath
$1100.00; One bedroom/
one bath $1300.00; Three
bedroom/2 bath/w/d
$1700.00; Three bedroom/2
bath w/d $3500.00; One
bedroom/one bath $800.00
Fish Bay

Coral Bay: Studio apt
$800.00: One bedroom/
one bath $1100.00;
One bedroom/one bath
$1300.00; Two bedroom
/two bath/ocean front
$2100.00; One bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1400.00;
One bedroom/one bath

Cruz Bay location.
One bedroom, furnished
and a/c. $800 month, plus
utilities. Call 693-8741,
daytime, or 777-6315
after 5 p.m.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded tertiary
institution in Hong Kong in terms of student number. It offers programmes at Doctorate,
Master's, Bachelor's degrees and Higher Diploma levels. It has a full-time academic
staff strength of around 1,400. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the
University is in excess of HK$4 billion per year. The University is now inviting
applications and nominations for the following post:
Head of Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
We are the only University in Hong Kong that has a maritime department offering a full
range of programmes in maritime studies, from Higher Diploma to postgraduate
degrees. The Department takes a multi-disciplinary approach to establishing an area of
excellence in Shipping, Port/Transport and Supply Chain Logistics. It strives to be a key
player in Hong Kong's pursuit to become an international logistics hub and maritime
centre par excellence. The Department's research portfolio lies in both academic and
applied research, and consultancy for the shipping, operations and logistics industries.
Professional services are provided in such areas as efficiency and quality improvement
studies, market and operational analysis, marine accident prevention and investigation,
arbitration, and expert witness services. It also runs various self-financing programmes
tailor-made to meet specific industry needs.
Please visit the following websites for more information:
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: http://www.polyu.edu.hk
Post specification of the position: http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job_external.htm

Coral Bay quarter acre
200 feet above Cocoloba
with approx. 100-foot of
road frontage. Great views.
Sacrifice at $125,000.
Call 508-939-1414.

Your chance to own a
piece of St. John.
Adjoining poolside studio
+ one one-bedroom apts
to be sold together. For
the reasonable price of
$285,000. Some owner
financing available.






Watersports Jobs!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857

e S by Ow n

House for Sale: Well maintained 3 BR, 3BA island home
atop Bordeaux Mt with awesome views of the BVIs. Beauti-
ful mahogany floors, trim and doors throughout and tastefully
decorated and furnished. Also, a new studio apartment is on the
lower level for additional income. Will consider lease purchase
or seller financing for right buyer. $750KCall or email Mark for
more information or to schedule a showing. 732-222-804-0606
or mark@markofexcellence.com




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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

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

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


Leaves Leaves
Cruz Bay Charlotte Amalie
8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m.
3:45 p.m. 5:30 p.m

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St. John Tradewinds

Business Directory

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

Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa
776-0774 wvww.stjohnbeautylounge.com
Located in Mongoose Junction

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. com

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

Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc.
tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963

Westin Resorts & Villas Real Estate
Spa Services American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904 tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831

Building Products info@damericanparadise.com

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


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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Interactive Advertising for Print and
Web. stjohntreasuremap @gmail.com


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"Privateer Point" Own the
entire 14 ac. peninsula Unlim-
ited views to the BVI from
Torlola lo Norman Island to the
east & Privateer Bay to the
west. Located within The Point
At Privateer St. John's newest
upscale subdivision with
minimum 1 acre lots, paved
roads & underground utilities.
Privacy & pristine beauty for the
perfect hideaway. $9.15M

bnopplng .enter brand new
retailloffice builing built in
2009. Beautiful architecture with
stone work, columns & arches,
on-site parking & generator.
Great tenancy in place with
supermarket, bank branch, day
spa. and morel Ideally located
on the south shore road walking
distance to the Westin Resort
and Guinea Grove Apartments.
Call Islandia for more details.

"Adrian Villas" New & afford-
able. Beautifully appointed 2
bedroom townhouses were com-
pleted in 2009 & are centrally
located mid-island. Features
include granite counters, solid
wood cabinets, stainless appli-
ancesIile floors, front loading
washer & dryer & spacious
rooms with two exterior decks .
Fumished $590,000 Unfur-
nished $495,000

"RIdgetop" is a two-story, two-bedroom private getaway vacation rental
nestled in the hills overlooking Coral Bay. From it's locale in Eden Place, a
small private neighborhood, it is an easy drive to the island's beautiful
beaches, hiking trails, restaurants and entertainment A shared swimming
pool with deck and gazebo is located adjacet to the house and is used by
only 4 other homes, Walk to the world famous Skinny Legs. $695,000
"Sundance & Moonsong" Two houses for the price of one in desirable
Estate Chocolate Hole. Both Sundance & Moonsong are successful short
term rentals within walking distance of Hart Bay beach & just a few minutes
from Cruz Bay on paved roads. Sundance is 3 bedrooms with a pool & spa
Moonsong is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with a spa. Deeded beach rights at Hart
Bay and Chocolate Hole. Just reduced to $1,495,000

"Zootenvaal Cottages" A unique St. John property with 850 of waterfront,
including a white powder sand beach. Almost 5 acres at pristine Hurricane
Hole, a National Marine Monument, on beautiful Borck Creek. There are 4
short term rental cottages on the property, Cottages are masonry
construction and in excellent condition. There is room to add more cottages
One is right on the beach. $9.7M Adjoining 20 acre parcel is also available
for $7M. Perfect for deveoping with estate size lots,

"Fish Beach" Brand New Mediterranean Style 2 bedroom luxury pool villa
located in Cocoloba Beach Estates, a private waterfront neighborhood with
community beach parcel & dock near Reef Bay and all the amenities of Cruz
Bay. Villa features premium finishes including travertine floors, tile roof.
antique brick & coral patios, cook's kitchen with stone countertops and
stainless steel appliances and luxurious baths. Just Reduced to $995,000
"Seashore Allure" New waterfront condos set a higher bar for quality in
St. John condos. Just completed, Ihese are a "must see" with such features
as travertine tiles, Brazilian hardwood floors, stone accent walls, graceful
arches framing water views, solid mahogany doors, custom cabinets, spa jet
Ubs. high end appliances, & Bazian clay roof tiles. The sounds of the surf.
trade wind breezes and beachfront location make these condos a tropical
dream come true. $1.97M to S3.39M
"Southern Cross" This traditional Danish style stone home offers the
utmost privacy yet only a ten minute drive to Cruz Bay Town. Features
include large covered porches, beautiful custom mahogany cabinets and
built-in bar, exposed concrete beams and window sills and tile floors all
combine to create an elegant atmosphere. Cooling breezes and water views
.B ion an almost level lot with room to add a pool or spa. S1.395M
"Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of the most spacious condos to be found on St.
S John. Completed in 2005 with beautiful views, generous balconies, common
pool, walk to town & Frank Bay Beach. The 3 bedroom penthouse units are
over 2100 sq.ft All feature Ig kitchens, granite countertops, stainless
appliances, private laundry &le storage. $749,500 to $999,000
"Villa Hibiscus"- Masonry construction on a large corner lot in Estate
Chocolate Hole just 1.5 miles from Cruz Bay dock on paved roads. Deeded
beach rights to Hart Bay & Chocolate Hole & plenty of flat parking. Successful
short term rental with two private units, with separate drive way, Live in one
unit and rent the other or rent them both. $895,000
"Uttla Plantation" Seven acres of subdividable land with beautiful easterly views over Coral Bay,
Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands. This property faces east to catch the cooling breezes,
sun rise and moon rise. Walk to Cocoloba Shopping Center. A preliminary subdivision plan is in
place and a road has been cut tothetop of the property $1.9M
Great Deals: Seagrape Hill $95,000 & $99,000, Calabash Boom lot with fantastic water views
for just $149,000, Bethany building lot over looking the Weslin just reduced to $99,000. Hansen
Bay 18 acre waterfront development with subdivison penmil great ocean views. $2.99M

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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 on Ma-
ria und
vera=OW .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 home w/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 Frank Bay, 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.
GREAT CRUZ BAY 1.05 acre site w/fantastic har-
bor views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing.
ESTATE FISH BAY Many parcels to choose from, start-
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on Peter Bay Point, has private path to
pristine beach.
Spectacular new,
gated estate on
1.63 acres with
exceptional pri-
vacy, surrounded
by 645' shoreline
and National
$32,000,000 Park waters.
"SEABISCUIT" is a winner! Charming
2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with
views, very pri-
vate pool & hot
tub. Breezy lo-
cation conve-
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shoreline wa-
$995,000 tersports.

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m villa on 1+ private 8,000 sq. ft. villa close to Cruz Bay, 6
acre, bordered bdrms, 6.5
by NationalPark, baths, de-
features stun- signer detail
ning north shore f and furnishings
views, pool w/ throughout!!!.
waterfall, spa, Spectacular
easy access to views of Pills-
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" adorable Caribbean "FISH BAY" 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE!
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stone home
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well kept
house with
3 income
units. Easy
Sto Cruz
Bay and

VIIAe = owners LoIal privacy wln
breathtaking views over Rendezvous
Bay & St.
Thomas. 5
spacious bed-
room suites,
huge pool,
gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
$2,295,000 villa.

Charming, beautifully furnished 1
bdrm/1 bath condo located along the
waterfront of Cruz
Bay. Great harbor
view, easy access
to restaurants,
shops and galler-
ies. Deeded under-
$599,000 ground parking.

WAIcnrnIuI LA LuLuL vi A iS IS
an exceptionally
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with the possibility
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Panoramic. W-1
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$1,995,000 mercial uses.
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"MILL VISTA- CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $125,000 sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood,
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site.649 acre $274,900 roads. 3 from $335,000 awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details.
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 "LpOVANGOe Ci Waterfront & hillside proerties; $1,300,000.
upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads,
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle '2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000 SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 "CHOCOLATE HOLE" VIEW LOTS Sunrise to "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-
Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. dividable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS!
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $475,000 Thomas west views. From $425,000. $1,999,000
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" ViewstoCoral Harbor, deeded accesstowaterfront $595,000 views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable
coast to Ram's Head St. Croix. From $550,000. waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular available from $699,000
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and private parcels above Rendezvout s FBay; paved road, spectacular
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"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral
cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 bettn iews over Bay. 12 lots from $399,000
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VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home, CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa in VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa nearing CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre property, 3 bdrm
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings, Rendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking completion. 4 master suites, top shelf with pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4 and
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000 comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000 furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine suited for development. $2,950,000
1 HOMES floors. $3,450,000

AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa,
superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof,
1800 views, large pool & hot tub $2,595,000
gem, hot tub and views overlooking Rendez-
vous Bay; Caribbean cute $699,000.
UPPER CAROLINA 3 B. A. Expansive
views. Master ~uitp lAy & kitchen on
upper leveIOW a BR, living area &
kitchen. Al riced to sell. $675,000
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

NEW! ISLANDS END 5BR/5.5BA home on
the serene East End. Completely renovated.
HOA common parcel with dock. $1,995,000
Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre.
2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000
steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4
BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house.
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

MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000. hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000
BAREFOOT i a .5 bath guest WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay.
cottage in ood. $599,000. 3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the
MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000
throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool plan w/3 levels of IMng space. 3 suites. $1,990,000
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard, BLUE CARIBE Successful short term
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000 rental home with gourmet kitchen and with
NEW! 1.05 acres on Mamey Peak, 1x1 views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000
Main House and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat NEW! ALLESANDRA Luxurious masonry
slope and stunning views. One of a kind fixer villa, extensively renovated in 2007, views of 3
upper!!! $795,000 bays, 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage $1,999,000
AMANI Spectacular sunsets, 1800 views, MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
prestigious Maria Bluff, 3BR/3BA, plus views, 3 bdrms w/en suite baths. Open style,
self-contained guest cottage $1,950,000 all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000







June 19, 2010 marks the three-year anniversary of
the murder of our son and brother, Jamie Cockayne.
Will the guilty ever be held accountable for their
despicable crime? Will our family ever find some
measure of peace by achieving justice for our beloved
Jamie's untimely death at the age of 21?

We will never give up our efforts to ensure that his killers
suffer the consequences for their heinous acts.

Please pray that Jamie and all innocent victims of crime in
the USVI will someday receive the justice they deserve.

The Family of James Patrick "Jamie" Cockayne

Jamie Cockayne of New Hope, Pennsylvania was murdered in Cruz Bay on June 19, 2007. To date, Jahlil Ward has been
convicted twice for Jamie's murder and Kamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston have also been convicted twice for their
part in Jamie's death. We are waiting for these three to be sentenced. Please pray with us for Justice for Jamie.

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