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Title: St. John tradewinds
Alternate Title: Saint John tradewinds
Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
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Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: July 12, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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July 12-18, 2010
Copyright 2010


ST. JOHN


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


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Oliver Oat and Tropcial Focus
54. Je4 Festiv
Costumed parade participants along with a steady beat
entertained event-goers in Cruz Bay during the Festival
Parade on Monday, July 5. See Pages 2, 3 and 12.


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Jaime Elliott
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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus and Oliver Oat

(Clockwise from Top Left): Caneel Bay Resort floupe
members, Westin Resort's Birds of Paradise floupe mem-
bers, St. John Festival Queen Shant6 Monsanto-Weeks,
Lotte O'Neal with her granddaughters, Rising Stars steel-
band, Shaka Zulu warriors show off their war paint, a Little
Miss struts her stuff, St. John Festival Princess Destini
(center) with her court and We-n-Dem Youths.







St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010 3


(Clockwise from Top Left): ,il
Popular attractions each
year at the St. John Festival
Parade include Gypsies,
brightly colored costumes
and Infernos. Chester
"Mighty Groover" Brady, at
far right, led the parade as
the Grand Marshal in head-
to-toe madras.

St. John Tradewinds News Photos
by Tropical Focus and Oliver Oat



St. John Festival Wraps Up with High-Energy Parade


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Cruz Bay streets came alive
with color on Monday, July 5,
as St. John Festival celebrations
wrapped up with the annual festi-
val parade.
Chester "Mighty Groover" Bra-
dy led the parade as only he could,
decked out in full madras. Brady
eschewed the parade marshal perk
of a car to carry him through the
parade route in favor of his own
homemade cardboard cutout car,
decorated in red and announcing
his "Grand Parade Marshal" sta-
tus.
Virgin Islands royalty led the
parade behind Brady, smiling
brightly and waving happily to the
crowd. St. John Festival Queen
Shante Monsanto-Weeks was radi-
ant riding atop her car, and Queen
contestants Abigail Hyndman,
JahVena Nisbett and Nanyamka
Cagan greeted the crowd from
their car.
St. John Princess Destini Garcia,
decked out in her finest princess
garb, shared a car with Princess


contestants JahNyah Dalmida-
McCain and Tashiya King.
Other royalty, including Miss
St. Croix Marcellina Ventura, Miss
Universe USVI Janeisha John and
Miss Virgin Islands Shayla Solo-
mon looked regal as they repre-
sented their titles in the St. John
Festival parade.
The festivities quickly turned
political with the AARP's St. John
Chapter, decked out in bright red
AARP t-shirts. The group's mem-
bers passed out fans to the crowd,
printed with information on lio\\
the new health care law can benefit
you."
The Middle Age Majorettes,
wearing their traditional bikini
body t-shirts, also had a seri-
ous message for the crowd. Their
theme this year was, "Go MAD,"
with MAD standing for "Marching
Against Disease." The majorettes,
nearly half of whom are cancer
survivors, urged the crowd to get
screened for cancer.
There was no shortage of young
majorettes, including the Charm-
ing Twirler Majorettes out of St.


Thomas, decked out in bright pink
and green costumes with festive
feather headdresses.
Giudad de Amor translation:
Love City gave the parade a
Latin flair, dancing to the instruc-
tion of Liz Putnam.
We n Dem Youths showed
youthful exuberance as they
danced and jumped in their grass
skirts and straw hats to the sounds
of their live band. The troupe's
mocko jumbies also wowed the
crowd.
The V.I. Police Department's
Marching Cougar troupe, with
live music by the JDPP Jammerz,
exhibited their unique theme of
"Class in Session," its members
wearing customized school uni-
forms adorned with sequins, and
some wearing decorative knee-
high socks.
St. John Brewers hydrated the
crowd with free samples of their
local beers, and tossed out beads to
the waiting hands of parade-goers.
After finishing his parade mar-
shal duties, Mighty Groover reap-
peared in the lineup in his tradi-


tional solo entry, this time honoring
Collins Wesselhoft, Samuel Law-
rence and Michael Coggins with
"A Cultural and Festive Musicians
Banquet."
The heat, and even spotty show-
ers and a brief downpour, didn't
stop hundreds of people from lin-
ing the streets to take in the festivi-
ties, including the Connells and
their five children. The couple,
who live outside of Philadelphia,
have traveled to St. John for the
past several years but have always
missed the parade.
"We're excited to see the cul-
ture and the street life," said John
Connell.
The parade was nothing new
for St. Thomian Ronnie Lockhart,
who always comes to St. John to
partake in the festivities.
"I've been coming for 25 to 30
years, and I've only missed one
year," said Lockhart. "It's a time
to relax and have a good time. Plus
you have good food here."
The skies cleared in the early
evening, paving the way for a spec-
tacular fireworks show. Cruz Bay


beach was lined with families and
other event-goers, who watched as
fireworks were launched from a
barge in the harbor for nearly 15
minutes, officially closing out this
year's St. John Festival.



INDEX
Business Directory .............19
Church Schedules ..............19
Classified Ads ............. 20-21
Community Calendar ...........18
Crossword Puzzle ...............18
Ferry Schedules .................19
Lette rs ..................... ..........14
O bituaries ......................... 14
P police Log ...........................17
Real Estate ....................21-23



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Board of Land Use Appeals Delays Hearing

on Bordeaux Mountain Villas Case and More


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The Board of Land Use Appeals was scheduled
to hear an appeal of the Bordeaux Mountain Villas'
group dwelling permit on Wednesday, June 30, at the
Government Employees' Retirement System Build-
ing on St. Thomas.
That hearing, however, was canceled and a new
date has yet to be set by the appellate body. The Bor-
deaux Mountain case is just one St. John case which
was to be included on BLUA's June 30 docket.
While it remained uncertain as of press time when
BLUA would next convene, it is certain that the
docket will be filled with several St. John-related ap-
peals.
A resident of the Bordeaux Mountain neighbor-
hood filed a case with BLUA in opposition to a group
dwelling permit which Department of Planning and
Natural Resources officials granted to developers in
early 2009.
Plans for the project include construction of 16
four-bedroom units in four clusters of four attached
buildings, a gym and pool on a 5.623-acre site at 10-
10 Remainder Estate Carolina, Coral Bay Quarter.
Property owners Scott Humphrey and Eric Mun-
son, represented by project architect Michael Milne


of Barefoot Architect Inc., requested the group
dwelling permit from DPNR in order to cluster the
buildings on one portion of their land.
The development, located within the confines of
the island's Tier 2 designation, was not subject to the
scrutiny of the St. John Coastal Zone Management
Committee.
At a 2008 DPNR public hearing regarding Bor-
deaux Mountain Villas, residents contended that the
development was not in keeping with the nature of
the neighborhood. Other concerns raised by residents
included the area's steepness and accessibility.
On June 30 BLUA was also set to hear an appeal
to DPNR's decision to approve Bay Isles Associ-
ates' request for a permit of certificate of use and
occupancy at Grande Bay; and an appeal of DPNR's
decision to disapprove "On The Shelf LLC" Devel-
opment's request for the paving of the roadway as-
sociated with Plots 9-14, 9-16 and 9-17 Estate, St.
John.
The final St. John case on BLUA's June 30 agenda
related to Pond Bay Club's ongoing legal battle with
European bank WestLB. The bank is appealing the
St. John CZM Committee's decision to deny its ap-
plication for Pond Bay Club developer First Ameri-
can Development Group Inc.'s pledge of permit.


Small Earthquake Felt Throughout Territory


St. John Tradewinds
Residents across the Virgin Is-
lands got a shake up last week as
a magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattled
the territory on Wednesday morn-
ing, July 7, just after 11 a.m.
The epicenter was located about
50 miles north, northeast of Char-


lotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and 40
miles north, northwest of Road
Town, British Virgin Islands, at
19.04 degrees north and 64.75 de-
grees west, according to the Puerto
Rico Seismic Network.
Since the earthquake was at a
depth of about 2.9 miles below the


ocean's surface, however, its full
force wasn't felt on land.
While no damage was reported
in the USVI or British Virgin Is-
lands, residents reported feeling
the earthquake from Tortola to St.
Thomas, according to the Puerto
Rico Seismic Network.













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Second Phase of Census Data Collection

Underway Results Available Next Year


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Households whose Census
questionnaires were missing criti-
cal information will soon be re-
visited by Census workers in the
second phase of the Virgin Islands
Census, which began July 10 and
will close July 22.
Not every household will be
visited during this phase, deemed
"Field Follow-up," during which
volunteers will attempt to gather
missing information, and verify
that dwellings listed as vacant are
indeed empty.
Once the second phase is com-
plete, the information gathered
during the Census will be evaluat-
ed by the Count Review Program,
made up of individuals appointed
by Governor John deJongh.
Numerous volunteers canvassed
the territory during the first phase
of data collection, gathering ques-
tionnaires which were mailed to
each household in an attempt to
count all residents of the Virgin
Islands.
Longtime St. John residents
Chuck and Terry Pishko, who vol-
unteered during the 2000 Census
and again for this year's count,
found the program to be well orga-
nized, explained Terry Pishko.
"I think it was well run," she
said. "Yes, I think there are other
people we need to get out there
and count, but our people did the
best they could on the first phase."
Terry Pishko worked as a team
leader, directing five people known
as enumerators who went door to
door collecting the questionnaires.
Although St. John is a small island,
counting each resident proved to
be time-consuming, Terry Pishko
explained.
"For a small island, it's a big is-
land," she said. "There are a lot of
houses with people living in apart-
ments, and people had multiple
jobs. The hardest part was hav-
ing to track them down at home;
sometimes, we looked for them at
their jobs."
Telephone interviews were also
conducted with residents who
weren't able to speak face to face
with Census workers.
Despite difficulties in tracking
people down, residents were over-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


Diane Mathurin, Census 2010 U.S. Virgin Islands clerk,
stands outside the organization's office on the third floor of
The Marketplace.


whelmingly cooperative, accord-
ing to Chuck Pishko, who went
door to door collecting question-
naires.
"For the invasiveness of the
questions, people were very co-
operative and gave us decent
answers," he said. "Regardless
of status or citizenship, they an-
swered our questions. It was an
overall positive experience."




Census


2010
U.S. Virgin
Islands


The Census, which is conducted
nationally every 10 years, helps
determine how much government
funding the territory is entitled to,
so it's important for residents to
participate, explained 2010 Cen-
sus Media/Partnership Specialist
Kinila Paige.
"Among other things, the Cen-
sus provides a benchmark in terms
of population distribution by is-
land, and does the same for hous-
ing," said Paige. "It tells us the


ethnic makeup, educational back-
ground, marriage rate, income
level and home-ownership of the
population. The number of single-
parent households and people liv-
ing with disabilities is also gath-
ered from the Census count."
The Census is important for
more than just determining the
amount of government funding the
territory should receive; it's also
an essential tool when it comes to
planning for the next 10 years of
growth, Paige continued.
"These numbers help to deter-
mine the well-being of our society,
which then determines the amount
of funding that is allotted," she
said. "But overall, this information
helps our territory because we are
able to better plan for our needs.
Additionally, this is our only op-
portunity for the next 10 years to
statistically define who we are as
the U.S. Virgin Islands."
Information gathered during
this year's Census will be made
available to the public sometime
next year via the VI.'s State Data
Center, located at the University of
the Virgin Islands' Eastern Carib-
bean Center.
For more information on this
year's Census, contact the St.
Thomas office at 714-2010, or the
St. John office, which is located at
The Marketplace, at 779-7316.


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Ranger in Training Camp Gives Students

Hands-on Look at Life in V.I. National Park


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Amid the tourists lounging on
Salomon Beach last week, 13 stu-
dents were spotted with measur-
ing tape and field journals digging
near what appeared to be sea turtle
nests.
The St. John and St. Thomas
teens were getting a hands-on
look at what life as a V.I. National
Park ranger would be like as part
of the first ever Ranger In Train-
ing Camp, which ran from July 6
through 9.
The camp was the brainchild
of VINP guide Jessica Hornbeck,
who received a grant from the
National Park Foundation and
also partnered with the V.I. Envi-
ronmental Resource Station and
Friends of VINP.
Kicking off the first day of camp
on Tuesday, July 6, the students
heard from VINP's Chief of Re-
source Management Rafe Boulon,
about the vast resources within the
park's boundaries.
Following Boulon's powerpoint
presentation, the students hiked


from VINP's Lind Point headquar-
ters down to Salomon Beach to get
their hands sandy. Hornbeck and
several volunteers buried plastic
eggs in fake sea turtle nests along
the beach at Solomon which the
students were charged with find-
ing and identifying.
With field journals in hand, the
students listened to VINP Admin-
istrative Assistant for Resource
Management Esther Francis, who
used to walk Salomon Beach sev-
eral times a week looking for signs
of sea turtles.
"When I started with VINP I
was a bio tech intern," said Fran-
cis. "One of my main jobs was to
go out and look for sea turtle nests
one to two times a week."
One of Francis' most exciting
days was when a leatherback sea
turtle nested at Trunk Bay, she ex-
plained.
"In 2008, a leatherback laid her
eggs at Trunk Bay during the day,
which was a really exciting expe-
rience," said Francis. "I actually
wasn't working that day, but I saw
pictures and we ended up digging


up the nest. The eggs weren't fer-
tilized, but she must have had to
lay them there."
In addition to instructing stu-
dents on what exactly to look for
when trying to find sea turtle nests,
Francis also brought along several
pieces of sea turtle scutes for stu-
dents to feel.
Students also heard about the
different types of tracks left be-
hind by Hawksbill, Green and
Leatherback sea turtles, to help
decipher which type of turtle made
the nest.
Armed with the knowledge to
decipher clues to determine sea
turtle species, students also heard
about the importance of the work.
"We come out here and check
for nests because we want to see
if the nest was predated upon,"
said Francis. "Mongooses are the
biggest prey but dogs are also a
problem, which is why they aren't
allowed on the beaches."
"So we want to keep an eye out
for predators but we also want to
see how often these turtles nest on
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St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010 7


VIPD Arrest Six During

St. John Festival Activities


St. John Tradewinds
During the St. John Festival,
V.I. Police Department officials
arrested six persons on drug pos-
session and various other charges.
Joshua Germain, 27, Roderick
Alford, 23, and Darcy Thomas,
21, were arrested for Possession of
a Controlled Substance with Intent
to Distribute.
The three suspects were ar-
rested at about 1 a.m. Friday, July
2, after they were observed in the
Cruz Bay area concealing several
packaged dime bags of marijua-
na. Their bail was set at $10,000
each.
Other arrests included She-
wayne Felix, 24, arrested for Ag-
gravated Assault and Battery, Do-
mestic Violence. He assaulted a
victim in Cruz Bay around 10:25
a.m. Monday, July 5. His bail was
denied due to the domestic vio-
lence charge.
Antoine Magras, 21, was ar-


rested for
Aggra-
vated As-
sault and
Battery.
Magras is
a Georgia
native re-
siding at
Estate Bo-
voni on St.
Henry Willock Thomas.
VIPD
officials
said Magras pushed a 44-year-
old female to the ground causing
bruises on both knees. She was
treated and released from the My-
rah Keating Smith Community
Health Center. His bail was set at
$1,000.
Henry Willock, Jr., 38, was ar-
rested on Sunday, July 4, around
1:15 a.m. after he failed to obey
a court order. His bail was set at
$500.


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8 St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010


Senator-at-Large Barshinger, Chamber

of Commerce and Administrator

Hosting Town Hall Meeting on July 19


After clearing construction debris, Caneel
property.


Bay Resort officials planted native flora on the


St. John Tradewinds
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger's office, the St. John
Chapter of the St. Thomas/St.
John Chamber of Commerce
and the St. John Administra-
tor's office will co-host a Town
Meeting on Monday, July 19,
from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Westin
Resort and Villas ballroom.
The V.I. Port Authority has
selected architectural firm Rob-
ert deJongh and Associates to
plan improvements to the wa-
terfront and their draft plan will
be presented at the meeting.
Topics which will be cov-
ered at he meeting include
Creek design, waterfront issues


in Cruz Bay and Enighed Pond
and parking.
Invited guests include VIPA
Director Kenn Hobson, DPNR
Commissioner Robert Mathes,
St. John Planner Stuart Smith,
DPW Commissioner Darryl
Smalls, DPW Assistant Com-
missioner Ira Wade, HPR
Commissioner St. Clair Wil-
liams, VI National Park Su-
perintendent Mark Hardgrove,
Homeland Security Advisor
Noel Smith, Robert de Jongh
and Associates, representatives
from the U.S. Coast Guard,
Coastal Zone Management of-
ficials and Governor John de-
Jongh.


Construction Debris Removed from Caneel Bay Property


EDA Hosting Open House on July 22


St. John Tradewinds
As part of Caneel Bay Resort's scheduled program
of repair and maintenance, work was undertaken on
the area of the property adjoining the North Shore
Road.
This involved the removal of rubble and building
materials discarded from past building projects.
As not to negatively affect the guest experience by


bringing heavy machinery through public areas, ap-
proval was sought and received to create a temporary
entrance on the North Shore Road, allowing direct ac-
cess to the work site.
The project has now been completed and the tem-
porary access closed off. New plantings will ensure
that the area seen in the photograph will soon blend in
with the vegetation around it.


St. John Tradewinds
In keeping with its entrepre-
neurship initiative to assist more
Virgin Islanders in becoming
business owners, the Economic
Development Authority will be
hosting a series of open houses
throughout the territory.
The open house will be from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Office of
the St. John Administrator at
the Cruz Bay Battery on Thurs-
day, July 22.
"We are inviting the general
public to come and see first-
hand the products and services
provided by the EDA on a daily


basis to help potential entre-
preneurs fulfil their dreams of
one day owning their own busi-
nesses," said Percival Clouden,
Chief Executive Officer. "We
would also like current business
owners to know that the EDA is
positioned to help them with
the financial support that they
might need to expand or sus-
tain their business operations,
whether it is to purchase addi-
tional inventory, to replace out-
dated machinery, or the like."
For more details call Emmy
Majesty at 773-6499 or Averri-
cia Williams at 714-1700.


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St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Police Department
Firearms Bureau reminds the
community that the gun am-
nesty program is continuing
through Thursday, July 15.
During this period residents
can renew their expired firearm
licenses without penalty and
surrender unwanted firearms to
police with no questions asked.
The amnesty program began
on April 15 and will end Thurs-
day, July 15. The amnesty is
part of the VIPD's effort to keep
illegal weapons off the streets.
Individuals with illegal, un-
registered, unwanted or found
firearms are encouraged to turn


them over to the VIPD with no
questions asked. Too frequently,
these deadly weapons fall into
the wrong hands.
The amnesty program re-
duces the chance these weapons
will be stolen or taken and used
in a violent crime. Once handed
in, the weapons will undergo
forensic testing and then be
scheduled for disposal.
Firearm owners with expired
gun licenses can renew their li-
censes during the amnesty pro-
gram without penalty.
Firearm owners with expired
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St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010 9


Cool Off This Summer with Delicious Frozen Treats at Ocean Grill


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
With the temperatures con-
tinuing to climb this summer, the
perfect way to cool out from the
scorching heat is with a refreshing
and scrumptious homemade ice
cream, gelato or sorbet treat from
Ocean Grill.
While Ocean Grill's lunch and
dinner selections are stellar fa-
vorites include a perfectly grilled
mahi mahi salad with shaved fen-
nel and grilled pineapple tossed
in a light lemon honey mustard
vinaigrette during the day and the
divine Thai Mussels sauteed in
a bright ginger coconut broth at
night desserts can easily steal
the show.
Everything on the menu at the
open air Mongoose Junction res-
taurant is made from scratch and
that includes what part owner -
with son and co-owner John Gill-
fillan and pastry chef extraordi-
naire Patty Tacquard whips up for
dessert.
Tacquard does not mess around
when it comes to her favorite
course, and we can all thank her
for that. She has a basic philoso-
phy that translates into simply de-
licious desserts.


"You have to start with real
ingredients and don't take short
cuts," said Tacquard. "I feel that
way about all food. It all starts
with the ingredients and using the
real stuff."
Diners at Ocean Grill can rest
assured Tacquard only uses the
freshest and finest ingredients she
can find. For anyone who previ-
ously only tasted commercial
vanilla ice cream, enjoying Tac-
quard's hand-crafted Tahitian va-
nilla ice cream can be a life chang-
ing experience.
"People who only eat commer-
cial ice cream have no idea how
good homemade ice cream, or any
dessert, can be," said Tacquard.
"Don't even bother with the com-
mercial stuff. I won't waste my
calories on that."
"The commercial vanilla
doesn't even taste like vanilla,"
said the pastry chef. "But when
you use good vanilla and you can
taste it, you realize why it became
so popular in the first place."
Although vanilla is Ocean
Grill's biggest ice cream seller,
Tacquard's Vietnamese coffee ice
cream is starting to draw a loyal
crowd of its own.
After falling in love with Papaya


Cafe's Vietnamese coffee concoc-
tions, Tacquard decided to whip up
some of the caffeinated goodness
her way, as an ice cream.
"I made up that recipe last sum-
mer when I became addicted to the
Vietnamese coffee from the coffee
shop," she said. "I steep the beans
and use that in the ice cream. It
goes really well with the creamy
custard of ice cream."
Tacquard has been cranking out
batches of ice cream for 37 years,
when her mother gave her what
was then a crazy present.
"My mother bought me an ice
cream machine 37 years ago which
was pretty exotic at the time," said
Tacquard. "It was crazy back then
- no one had one. People had the
hand-crank thing for ice cream."
While she might have had mis-
givings almost four decades ago
when she started experimenting
with the machine, Tacquard was
quickly making it sing with deli-
cious concoctions.
"It's still working to this day,"
she said. "Through all of my
moves from the time I was in my
20s, I carried that ice cream ma-
chine by hand. I started making ice
cream back then and I realized this
CONTINUED ON PAGE 16


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10 St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010


OMVIon theRock

by Angela Alifieri


Summer: A

St. John Tradewinds
Summer has arrived. Not only
does this signify a time to cele-
brate life, but it is also a chance for
us to understand how our connec-
tion with nature plays a direct role
in our lives.
As our busy schedules start to
slow down, summer is the sea-
son when we may generate an
increased level of energy to start
new projects, indulge in more so-
cial activities like St. John Festi-
val, start a new workout plan and
even do some lounging around at
the beaches more.
In our environment, summer is
also the time when we experience
an increase in heat, humidity as
well as chances for tropical storms
and hurricanes to pass near the ter-
ritory. We have around us strong
characteristics of fire, and small to
large doses of water that can affect
our lifestyles.
But this play of two elements
is really Mother Nature lending us
a hand to show us a little balance.
As our surroundings shift, it's im-
portant that we move with these


Conscious Celebration of Life


changes in order to be more con-
scious of our water intake to keep
ourselves in alignment with this
active season.
The element of fire has the abil-
ity to heat, purify, conquer or de-
stroy. Heat because it does have
the attributes to break things down
- in extreme doses can cause us
to become irritated, aggressive,
confused, impatient, and even
careless, through our behaviors.
Physically, the body can also
manifest symptoms such as in-
flammation, heat exhaustion, sun
bum, skin rashes and, more often,
dehydration.
Taking this into consideration,
one question to ask yourself is -
What do you often do when you
are hot? My guess would be that
many of you reach for some form
of water. This could be in the form
of drinking it, or even immersing
yourself in a cold shower, pool or
ocean to simply cool off.
Luckily for us, water has expan-
sive properties which, yes, help us
to release heat from the body, but
also induce a sense of calmness. If


you have ever stopped for moment
to notice how it feels after a rain-
fall, more often than not, you may
notice a light airy feeling that has
penetrated the atmosphere.
It's as if the stress on your
shoulders has been lifted off and
you can begin to move more freely
in your body. Similarly, direct wa-
ter access has the same effect.
Some benefits of water include,
but are not limited to, a sense of
freedom; an increase in energy lev-
els and clarity; fewer cravings for
sweets or food; emotional balance;
and a sense of feeling grounded.
Because our bodies happen to
be 75 percent water, it is important
to acknowledge our relationship
with it. Besides oxygen, water is a
main ingredient in our health.
We can go a month without
food, but can only live without wa-
ter for two to three days. We need
this element in order to literally
survive as our bodies undergo the
natural process of excretion. Re-
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in our day-to-day lives.
Here are some suggestions to
keep in mind.
Water intake varies from person
to person. The amount of drink-
ing water one needs is based on
weight, activity and climate. It is
best to experiment and see what
works for you and your lifestyle.
After waking up in the morning,
it's good to drink one to two glass-
es of water to hydrate after sleep-
ing. This is the time when the body
is taking the time to restore itself
from the day. Water in the morning
can help alleviate any tendencies
to dehydrate early in the day.
Avoid drinking high quantities
of caffeinated drinks. Caffeine
makes the kidneys work harder and
faster to process the water in the
body and excrete it more quickly.
While caffeine does often gives
a boost to our energy levels initial-
ly, the low energy that usually re-
sults in the long term is a result of
the loss of water in the body. If you
drink coffee, consider consuming a
glass of water for every cup of cof-
fee you drink in order to maintain
some homeostasis in the body.
Drinking alcoholic beverages is
dehydrating. When we celebrate
life, drinking alcohol often be-
comes part of that pastime. Adding
in a glass of water for every drink
you have will reduce the chances
of suffering from a hangover and
keep the body hydrated.
Tea, juice, and soups do count
as a form of hydration, but keep
in mind that they rate lower as far
as the amount of water you are in-


gesting. Pure water is naturally the
best route. Carry water with you
everywhere.
Try infusing your water with
fruit. If you dislike the taste of wa-
ter or need to add some excitement
to your healthy lifestyle, try add-
ing lemons, limes, and even vari-
ous berries to the mix. The natu-
ral sweetness of the fruit should
please the palate.
Eat water-rich foods. Some
foods have very high water con-
tent. Search out those foods and
incorporate them more during the
summer season. Watermelon is a
prime example.
By taking some of these neces-
sary steps towards our hydration,
we are making a conscious effort
to stay in tune with our bodies so
that can maintain a constant equi-
librium.
Fire or heat can work against
us if we do not take the necessary
measures to add more water to our
lifestyles. Just as Mother Nature
works to give us a state of balance
by giving us rain when the heat
turns up here in the Caribbean, let
us be open to learning from her by
staying hydrated.
She has given us longer days
and shorter nights to rejoice in the
beauty around us and the chance to
enjoy the fruitions of all the hard
work from winter and spring.
As a consequence, let the sense
of rebirth embrace you. And may
summer bring you a brighter sense
of well-being and increase your
awareness about how important it
is to stay hydrated.


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St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010 11


Sprauve Family Reunion Sets Activities

on St. John/St. Thomas for This Week


St. John Tradewinds
The Sprauve Family Reunion
kicked off on July 10 and will
rn through July 17 with activi-
ties taking place on St. Thomas
and St. John.
All Sprauve descendants and
extended family members are
invited to take part in all activi-
ties.
Monday, July 12 Family
Fun Day at Lindberg Bay Water
Park, St. Thomas, from 10 a.m.


to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 13 Bowling
Night at VI Christian Ministries
Bowling Alley, Bolongo Bay, St.
Thomas, from 6:30 to 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 15- Family
Beach Picnic Part Two at Op-
penheimer Beach, St. John, from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, July 16 Family Ban-
quet at Marriott Frenchman's
Reef Hotel from 7 p.m. to 12
a.m. honoring: Dr. Gilbert


Sprauve; Mr. Gylchris Sprauve;
Ruth Frett; and Joan Sprauve
Ricci with music By Cool Ses-
sions Brass.
Saturday, July 17- Old Time
Fish Fry at Neptune Plantation,
St. John, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 18 Church
Service at Nazareth Lutheran
Church, Cruz Bay, St. John, be-
ginning at 9 a.m.
For more information contact
Kathlyn Worrell at 643-3980.


St. John Tradewinds
It was a pleasure to see so many
happy revelers out enjoying them-
selves during St. John Carnival.
The music line up in the village
was fantastic.
The Queen and Princess con-
testants put on excellent shows.
The competition was close. I felt
that every single one of the contes-
tants could have served proudly as
Queen/Princess! That is to say, the
judges had to select a winner from
a field of winners.
The Children's Carnival Vil-
lage was a big success again this
year. It is particularly heartwarm-
ing to see that some of our young-
sters who have grown up enjoying
the Children's Carnival are now
themselves volunteering to run the
games. Thanks to the Rotary and
all the volunteers who made the
CCV a uniquely St. John success.
My office's summer employ-
ment program hired 34 students,
of which seven are on St. John.
The deal is that the legislature
pays for three weeks, and the
sponsoring business pays for three
weeks, thereby giving the student
a six-week work experience with


the sponsoring business.
It's a real boon for businesses
that need summer help, but can't
otherwise afford to hire. Thanks
to the participating businesses: Dr.
Cool Air Conditioning; Viva Vaca-
tion Villas; Wharfside Village; and
Caneel Bay Resort.
Three lucky students actually
work as interns in my senate of-
fices, one on each island. On St.
John, I am pleased to announce
that Jessica Samuel is working,
with a focus on youth issues.
In addition to general legislative
duties, she will be assessing how
Virgin Islanders feel about youth
issues. She will then evaluate that
information and recommend legis-
lation to help our youth.
The biggest news for July is our
Town Hall Meeting on waterfront
issues. Our Cruz Bay waterfront
affects us all, either directly or in-
directly. It is our main connection
to the outside world. It is a very
busy place.
My office, the Chamber of
Commerce and the St. John Ad-
ministrator's office will co-host a
Town Meeting on Monday, July
19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Westin


Resort and Villas ballroom.
The VI. Port Authority has se-
lected architectural firm Robert de
Jongh and Associates to plan im-
provements to the waterfront. The
draft plan will be presented at the
meeting.
Topics covered will be: Creek
design; waterfront issues in Cruz
Bay and Enighed Pond; and park-
ing.
Invited guests include VIPA
Director Kenn Hobson, DPNR
Commissioner Robert Mathes, St.
John Planner Stuart Smith, DPW
Commissioner Darryl Smalls,
DPW Assistant Commissioner
Ira Wade, HPR Commissioner St.
Clair Williams, VI National Park
Superintendent Mark Hardgrove,
Homeland Security Advisor Noel
Smith, Robert de Jongh and As-
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U.S. Coast Guard, Coastal Zone
Management officials and Gover-
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The most important invited
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ideas and opinions on revitaliza-
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DOT Showcases VI Culture

To National Audience

on NBC's "Today Show"

St. John Tradewinds
Americans across the country woke up on July 5 morning to the
sights and sounds of the U.S. Virgin Islands as the Department of
Tourism brought the territory's Carnival flair to New York City for an
exclusive national TV appearance on NBC's "Today Show."
The five minutes of exposure, devoted to promoting the territory
and its July 4th celebration, aired during the 10 a.m. hour, reaching
more than 2.5 million viewers with an advertising equivalency of ap-
proximately $300,000.
Key elements of the destination's culture were featured on the
show, including Quelbe and Carnival dancers courtesy the Caribbean
Ritual Dancers and steel pan music from the All Stars Caribbean Or-
chestra.
Outfitted in Carnival regalia, hosts Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda
Kotb sported traditional USVI Carnival headdresses and received
a personal dance lesson on-set from Diana Brown of the DOT.
The group performed the Road March written by Fitzroy "Figgy"
O'Garro.
In keeping with the department's strategy to entice visitors to the
territory during the summer months, DOT Commissioner Beverly
Nicholson-Doty appeared on camera to introduce the performances
and reinforce the ease of travel and accessibility for U.S. citizens by
incorporating the territory's "no-passport required" message.
The segment also underscored the department's commitment to
showcase the territory's distinct culture as a key element for market-
ing the destination beyond the natural beauty of its beautiful beach-
es.
"We're thrilled to showcase the destination and share a little bit of
our culture with millions of Americans," said Nicholson-Doty. "This
was the perfect way to remind Americans that we are a part of the
U.S. and that we also have a special way of celebrating the 4th of July
in the U.S. Virgin Islands."
For many of the performers who traveled with the group, it was
their first opportunity to share their talents with a national TV audi-
ence. Several members of the Caribbean Ritual Dancers shared their
thoughts on the experience.
"Showcasing our culture was explosive and riveting," said Rehe-
nia Rabsatt.
Il \\ a my pleasure to share my culture with so many people," said
Lydia Tyson. "They enjoyed taking pictures, and dancing with us in
Manhattan."
"Adorned in my costume, I had an amazing conversation with a
couple at the hotel," said Djoi Francis. "They admired our costumes
and were truly excited by the impact our presence had on them and
all those around us."
"What an electrifying, engaging experience we had in New York,
having the opportunity to showcase a taste of our rich culture and
seeing the exhilarating effect we had on others was heartfelt," said
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DLCA Releases Latest Gas Price Survey


St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Af-
fairs notified the public of its latest territory-wide
gas price survey findings, which was completed on
July 2 on St. Thomas and St. John.
On St. John, survey findings represent prices for
E&C self service station. Diesel and regular fuel
prices remained unchanged, while premium fuel
experienced a visible decrease.
Prices on St. John are $3.409 for premium,


$3.329 for regular and $3.519 for diesel.
On St. Thomas, the minimum prices offered on
each fuel type remained unchanged for the third
straight week.
The highest prices found on St. Thomas for
full service gasoline were $3.84 for premium and
$3.64 for regular. The highest prices for self ser-
vice gasoline were $3.79 for premium and $3.69
for regular. The highest price offered for diesel
fuel was $3.79.


DOT Launches Customer Service Pledge Website


St. John Tradewinds
As part of the Department of
Tourism's ongoing campaign to
raise the standard of customer
service in the territory, the de-
partment launched a website last
week where VI workers and busi-
nesses can make a commitment to
improve the level of service they
provide to their customers.
The site, www.usviservice-
pledge.com, is called the "USVI
Customer Service Pledge" and
consists of 10 service standards
anyone can apply on the job to en-
hance customer service.
Individuals wishing to take the
pledge must agree to follow these
standards by entering their name,


contact information and place
of work in an online form. Once
completed, their names will ap-
pear in an alphabetical listing on
the website.
Likewise, businesses wishing
to take the pledge can download
the pledge form on the site and
circulate it among their staff for
signatures. Businesses that take
the pledge will be recognized with
a listing on the site and a link to
their website.
All employees taking the pledge
are eligible to receive pocket-sized
customer service pledge cards re-
minding them of their commit-
ment as well as a button reading "I
took the customer service pledge"


Take Tourism Customer Service Pledge


St. John Tradewinds
I pledge to make my custom-
ers feel welcome and appreci-
ated by using these 10 service
standards at every opportunity.
Beginning right now, I will do
my part to make the U.S. Virgin
Islands a more hospitable place
to live and visit. I pledge to:
Greet customers with a
smile, eye contact, and positive
body language.
Acknowledge customers as
soon as they approach my "hos-
pitality zone".
Speak first and last to all
customers. Be the first to say
good morning, good afternoon
and make sure to make a posi-
tive parting remark such as,
"Have a nice day!"
Provide helpful and accu-
rate information. Make useful
recommendations.
If I know the customer's
name, I'll use it! It makes cus-


Tourism


is me



tomers feel special.
If I receive a customer com-
plaint, I will listen, apologize
and agree to a solution with the
customer.
Follow up on requests and
inquires and make sure they are
handled to the customer's satis-
faction.
Answer the phone within
four rings using a proper saluta-
tion, such as "Good day, may I
help you?"
Create a positive impres-
sion to customers with a neat
appearance.
Extend hospitality to fellow
employees and customers.


to distinguish them as being com-
mitted to service.
"As members of a tourism-
based community, providing
exceptional customer service is
essential to the success of our
destination and our future pros-
perity," said DOT Commissioner
Beverly Nicholson-Doty. "Equal-
ly important is the level of service
we provide each other as residents
of the Virgin Islands which is why
we encourage the public at large
to take the pledge and make the
USVI a more hospitable place for
all of us."
The service standards outlined
in the pledge are the same stan-
dards used as measurement in a
Mystery Shopper survey conduct-
ed last year by anonymous service
analysts visiting the territory.
The survey, which rated service
in the USVI against 10 national-
ly-recognized service standards,
indicated areas for improvements
and enhancements to ensure visi-
tors return and recommend the
USVI to others.
To address the deficiencies,
DOT conducted a series of cus-
tomer service workshops on St.
John, St. Thomas and St. Croix
in May and June. Nearly 800 par-
ticipants attended the workshops
which included managers and
customer-contact staff in both the
public and private sectors.
To help sustain the momentum
of the training, the customer ser-
vice pledge campaign was intro-
duced to bring some practical cus-
tomer service guidelines to a wide
audience of people working in the
service industry.
For more information about
taking the customer service pledge
visit www.usviservicepledge.com
or call 774-8784.







St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010


DeJongh Congratulates New Rotary District Governor Diana White


St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh con-
gratulated Diana White on her
ascension to Rotary District 7020
Governor after attending an instal-
lation ceremony last week at St.
Peter Mountain Greathouse.
White, a resident of St. Thom-
as, is the first woman to ever hold
the position. The area of coverage
for Rotary District 7020 includes
Anguilla, Bahamas, British Virgin
Islands, Cayman Islands, Haiti, Ja-
maica, Saint Barthelemy and Saint
Martin, Sint Maarten, and Turks
and Caicos Islands.
The ceremony, which included
the installation of several new
Rotary club presidents including
Bruce Munro for Rotary Club St.
John, attracted Rotarians from
across the Caribbean, as well as
current Rotary International Presi-
dent Ray Klinginsmith of Mis-
souri.
This was the first time that a
Rotary International President has
attended an installation in the U.S.
Virgin Islands.
White, a St. Thomas business-
woman and Rotary leader, as well
as the new presidents from the U.S.
Virgin Islands clubs and those of
nine other nations were installed at
last week's ceremony.
Visiting Rotary leadership in-
cluded representatives from An-
guilla, Bahamas, British Virgin


(Left to Right): John Smarge (Rotary Foundation board member, from Naples FL),
St. John Rotary Club President Bruce Munro, District (7020) Governor Diana White (St.
Thomas) and Rotary International President, Ray Klinginsmith.


Islands, Cayman Islands, Haiti, Ja-
maica, Saint Barthelemy and Saint
Martin, Sint Maarten, and Turks
and Caicos Islands.
Rotary leaders confirmed their
commitment to the volunteer or-
ganization's humanitarian mis-
sion, and its global goals, such as
the eradication of polio. Rotary's
motto is "Building Communities,
Bridging Continents."


During the ceremony, White's
predecessors, Rupert Ross, Jr. of
St. Croix, Richard Grant of St.
Croix, Mulo Alwani of St. Thom-
as, and Errol Alberga of Jamaica,
were recognized for their accom-
plishments as former District Gov-
ernors.
The new club presidents for the
U.S. Virgin Islands were also hon-
ored, including Bruce Munro of


St. John.
"It's an honor to share this mo-
ment with the leadership of Dis-
trict 7020 as Diana White, a Vir-
gin Islander, takes the helm of this
essential humanitarian organiza-
tion's Caribbean efforts," deJongh
said. "It is through the good works
of Rotary and many other similar
organizations that so much is ac-
complished in our communities


that impact our schools, young
adults, and so many charitable or-
ganizations."
"In addition, this year, we've
seen a tremendous undertaking
in this District by Rotary to ease
the suffering in Haiti that has been
inspirational and humbling," said
the governor. "I especially look
forward to partnering with the
current presidents of clubs in the
USVI as they undertake their cho-
sen initiatives."
Klinginsmith told guests how
Rotary makes the world a better
place.
"Rotary is the best in the world
at linking people of goodwill
around the globe and then gain-
ing their cooperation and support
to make the world a much better
place to live and work," said Klin-
ginsmith.
He reminded those in attendance
that despite advances in technol-
ogy and wealth, one third of the
world still lives in poverty. Ro-
tary is a force of positive change,
he said, making the world a better
place by addressing the root prob-
lems of poverty and inequality.
The Rotary International Presi-
dent said in recent years, Rotary
International programs and prac-
tices were being reviewed and re-
vamped to make them even more
effective. He advised individual
clubs to do the same.


Festival Fireworks Ignite Cruz Bay Sky


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Skies above St. John were ablaze with fireworks the night of Monday, July 5, wrap-
ping up another spectacular St. John Festival. The light show lasted about 20 minutes
to the delight of residents across the island.







14 St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010


Letter to Tradewinds


Blood Clots/Stroke Now Have

a Fourth Indicator The Tongue
Remember the Three Letters "STR"

Stroke Identification: During a BBQ, a woman stumbled and took
a little fall she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to
call paramedics) she said she had just tripped over a brick because
of her new shoes.
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While
she appeared a bit shaken up, Jane went about enjoying herself the
rest of the evening.
Jane's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been
taken to the hospital, at 6 p.m. Jane passed away. She had suffered
a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a
stroke, perhaps Jane would be with us today. Some don't die. They
end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.
It only takes a minute to read this.
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within three
hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke. He said the trick
was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the pa-
tient medically cared for within three hours, which is tough.
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfor-
tunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may
suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the
symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking
three simple questions:
S Ask the individual to smile.
T Ask the person to talk and speak a simple sentence.
R Ask him or her to raise both arms.
If he or she has trouble with any one of these tasks, call an emer-
gency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dis-
patcher.
Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: ask the person to "stick" out his
tongue. If the tongue is "crooked," if it goes to one side or the other,
that is also an indication of a stroke.

Submitted by Z. Hruza



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: 2
2nd Degree Burglaries: 17 2nd Degree Burglaries: 15
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 43
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 28


Obituaries


Petrina Richards Dies


St. John Tradewinds
Services were Saturday, July
10, for Petrina Richards, who died
on June 30, 2010, on St. John.
The viewing was at 9 a.m. at
Nazareth Lutheran Church, with
services following. Burial was in
Cruz Bay Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughter,
Silka Nicole Ritter; son, Sham-
si "Billy" Richards Johansson;
grandchild, Maceo Ashly Free-
man III; brothers, Berris "Stinger"
Dalmida, Harris "I-Johnny" Dalm-
ida and Alvin Kumba Martin; sis-
ter, Aida Dalmida; uncles, Anto-
nio Oswin Richards and Alford
Richards; aunts, Aurela Richards
Donovan, Joyce Richards Charles,
Thelma Richards McDowell and
Gladys Richards; and many niec-
es, nephews, cousins and friends
too numerous to mention.
Arrangements were by Davis
Funeral Home.


Petrina Richards


John Cox on his favorite island of St. John.


St. John Tradewinds
John J. Cox, 51, of Brick, New
Jersey, passed away suddenly at
home on Sunday, June 20, 2010.
Born in Santuce, Puerto Rico,


he lived in Wall Township before
moving to Brick 12 years ago.
John was a self-employed contrac-
tor/carpenter. He was The Pond
Guy, installing commercial and


residential koi ponds; he was previ-
ously employed by Dominick Vac-
caro Contracting of Spring Lake
Heights, and Bay Head Sprinklers,
Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
John loved to cruise and travel
to the Caribbean and especially
loved St. John, U.S. Virgin Is-
lands, where he and his wife spent
many vacations. He was a master
of home projects and there was
nothing he couldn't fix.
Predeceased by his mother,
Shirley Cox, in 2008, John is sur-
vived by his beloved wife of 11
years, Pamela; his stepson, Eric
Antolick and his wife Barbara of
Beachwood; his brothers, Ronald
Cox and his wife Nancy of Brick,
Thomas Cox and his wife Cathi of
Belmar, and Michael Cox of Flor-
ida. John is also survived by his
cherished granddaughter, Alexis
Shea, and his special nieces and
nephews.
Funeral services were offered at
Johnson Funeral Home and Cre-
mation Service of Wall Township.
Cremation was private.


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As the feral chicken population continues to explode across the territory, DPNR is trying
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DPNR Set To Tackle Territory's


Feral Chicken, Rooster Dilemma


St. John Tradewinds
In response to the numerous
complaints by residents through-
out the territory in regards to the
significant nuisance created by
feral chickens inundating the com-
munity, Department of Planning
and Natural Resources Commis-
sioner Bob Mathes, announced
last week the administration's con-
trol and eradication strategy.
"This effort will truly require
not only a comprehensive multi-
agency response but also a genu-
ine public/private partnership
throughout the territory in order to
be a success," Mathes said.
The control and eradication
strategy will address not only feral
chickens but all of the territory's
stray animals, including dogs, cats
and horses, Mathes added.
DPNR will focus on zoning
violations outside those zones des-
ignated for raising livestock. All
fowl complaints from adjoining
neighbors experiencing issues of
non-confinement, odor and noise
will be investigated and viola-
tions issued to property owners.
Non-compliant offenders will be
promptly prosecuted by the Attor-
ney General's office.
Mathes encouraged all indi-
viduals and businesses which are
negatively impacted by the bur-
geoning feral chicken population
to purchase traps or other capture
devices to restrain the chickens.
An aggressive collection pro-


"This effort will truly require not only a com-
prehensive multi-agency response but also a
genuine public/private partnership throughout
the territory in order to be a success."
Robert Mathes, DPNR Commissioner


gram will be implemented through
the cooperative and continuous
efforts of the Department of Agri-
culture, DPNR, and the Adminis-
trator's Office.
Every capture device, including
snares, nets and traps will be em-
ployed in this effort. The Depart-
ment of Agricultures' Veterinary
Services Division will be respon-
sible for receiving all captured ani-
mals from these traps.
The DOA, in accordance with
Title 19, Chapter 66 and Title 14,
Chapter 7 of the VI Code, will ap-
point officers as Animal Wardens
in both districts to address this
territory-wide issue.
The main responsibility of the
animal warden will be animal con-
trol, which includes protecting the
health and well-being of animals
through prevention of abuse and
neglect and promoting and educat-
ing the community on the issues of
animal welfare.
The animal warden will be a
trained peace officer, which will
enable the DOA to increase en-
forcement of VI laws pertaining


to animal health and welfare. This
includes impounding stray and fe-
ral animals, investigating cases of
animal abuse, removing abused
and neglected animals, investi-
gating and controlling dangerous
pets, livestock, and horses in the
territory.
The public health will also ben-
efit as it relates to the prevention of
disease such as avian influenza and
rabies, as well as the prevention of
animal related vehicular accidents
by enhancing the ability of DOA
to remove stray horses and cattle
from the roads.
To assist in this effort all con-
cerned citizens, non-governmental
agencies, small businesses and
other interested stakeholders are
encouraged to actively participate
in this program.
"We envision the public and
private sectors of our community
working diligently and creatively
together in order to rid our com-
munity of this blight, let's hope
the program results in a win-win
situation with cleaner and quieter
neighborhoods," Mathes said.


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16 St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010


Ranger in Training leader and VINP ranger Jessica
Hornbeck, at right, discusses ways to identify sea turtle
tracks with campers.

VINP Ranger in Training Camp
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6


these beaches," Francis said.
Recording weather conditions,
GPS coordinates, time and date
in their field journals was just the
beginning of students' Solomon
Beach exploration.
With orange measuring tape
in hand, three groups of students
studied the different nests, mea-
suring width and length of the
fake turtle crawls leading to the
simulated nests.
After wrapping up their field
work at Salomon Beach, the
Ranger in Training camp stu-
dents headed to the VINP Visi-
tors' Centerfor lunchfollowedby
GPS coordinate taking exercises
in the park ball field. And that
was just the first day of camp.


Students were in fc
ing week. After Tues
work, the teens return
day to spent two night
Environmental Resou
at Lameshur Bay. Wh
about astronomy, cult
and archaeology, the
at VIERS were also ai
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VIPD and Department of Health

Continue Search for Missing Girl


St. John Tradewinds
Juvenile Bureau detectives on
St. Croix and St. Thomas along
with the Department of Human
Services are still on the lookout
for 17-year-old Victoria Parilla
who has been missing from the
VI Behavioral Services, the Girls
Group home, since March 29.
Juvenile detectives have in-
formation that Parilla, who is a
minor, may be living at the Paul
M. Pearsons Gardens housing
community on St. Thomas. Paril-
la may be wearing a long brown


Sor blond
wig.
Juve-
nile de-
tectives
warn
anyone
found
harbor-
Victoria Parilla ing or
aiding
Victoria Parilla can be arrested
by the VI. Police Department
and face criminal prosecution.
Victoria Parilla was reported


missing to the VIPD by VIBS
staff on the afternoon of March
29 when she did not return to the
center after attending classes at
St. Croix Educational Complex.
Parilla is 5'4", 115 to 120 lbs,
has brown hair, brown eyes, and
is of Latin decent. At the time
Parilla went missing she was
dressed in her school uniform.
Anyone knowing the where-
abouts of Parilla or has seen her
is asked to notify Juvenile de-
tectives at 778-2211 extension
2048.


Cool Off This Summer with Delicious Frozen Treats


ce Station CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
rce Station
ile learning is really good."'
rural history And it's more than just ice cream. All those years
two nights of experience have given Tacquard the expertise to
med at giv- perfectly craft and explain the differences between
uderstand- gelato, ice cream and sorbet.
s. With a custard base consisting of cream and egg
S was de- yolks, ice cream is the rich and creamy treat most
lents with a people remember filling their cones and cups. Gelato
g ofknowl- and we're forever in debt to the Italians for this -
e camp and is crafted primarily from milk with no eggs, and has
hardship by less calories than the traditional American ice cream.
nd between With no eggs or dairy, sorbet is made from sugar
and and the syrup and flavoring, making it light and a perfect way
camp offi- to showcase fruit flavors.
Tacquard tries to have between five and six differ-
ent kinds of ice cream, sorbet or gelato she crafts
Sone-and-a-half gallon batches at a time available
each day at Ocean Grill with flavors changing every
few days.
On a recent visit the sorbet offerings included a re-
freshing mango, strawberry, key lime and orange sor-
bet and a brightly flavored passion fruit and mango
Option, which Tacquard calls "passionate mango."
Other frozen treats that day included a simply
straightforward and divine chocolate gelato, and the
popular Tahitian vanilla and Vietnamese coffee ice
creams.
With so many different flavors and types of con-
coctions, it's no surprise that Tacquard's favorite ice
cream changes often.
OVIUdeW "My favorite is whatever I feel like that day," she
said. "Some days I really feel like sorbet because I'm
hot and other days I want something really creamy, so
I go for gelato."
Desserts also come with Tacquard's homemade ac-
companiments like candied almonds, sinfully buttery
oatmeal cookies, hand-crafted dark cocoa sauce and
fresh whipped cream.
Tacquard also has numerous non-frozen desserts in
her ever expanding repertoire. A taste of the decadent,
almost flourless chocolate cake or the always popular


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


Tacquard's frozen creations at Ocean
Grill in Mongoose Junction are not to be
missed.
key lime pie proves Tacquard's mastery of desserts
doesn't stop at the ice cream machine.
What Tacquard brings to all of her desserts is pas-
sion and her dedication to quality ingredients.
"Nothing on any of our menus is pre-fab," she said.
"That was the whole thing the boys and I wanted to
do real food with real ingredients. We wanted to
get away from that tasteless national chain restaurant
food."
Ocean Grill has accomplished that goal and hasn't
looked back since opening its open-air doors in Octo-
ber of 2006 at Mongoose Junction.
Stop by the restaurant Monday through Saturday
for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or dinner starting at
5:30 p.m. and be sure to save room for dessert. For
more information call Ocean Grill at 693-3304.







St. John Tradewinds, July 12-18, 2010 17


VIPD Arrest Student with Firearm


St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department officials
on St. Thomas arrested 19-year-
old Daniel Thomas, also known
as "Danny," of Estate Tutu and
charged him with Possession of an
Unlicensed Firearm.
Thomas is a student at the Ivan-
na Eudora Kean High School.
Thomas was arrested around
10:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, after
he was found carrying a firearm on
school campus. Police said school
officials received information that
there was a firearm on the campus
and took steps to address the situ-
ation.
Monitors at the school then ob-
served Thomas acting suspicious-
ly. While he was being questioned
and searched, a .38 millimeter


Daniel "Danny" Thomas

handgun was found in his posses-
sion.
Bail was set at $25,000 and
Thomas was remanded to the Bu-
reau of Corrections pending fur-
ther court action.


Crime Stoppers USVI Seeks

Information on Crimes
St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community's help to solve the fol-
lowing crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say some-
thing. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law
enforcement needs to solve these cases.
St. John
Burglar(s) entered a home at 445 Chocolate Hole while the oc-
cupants slept on June 30 between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m., stealing a
black iPod with a cracked screen at the upper left corner, a silver
digital camera with red case, an HP silver laptop with a black bag,
a U.S. passport, a pink and black iPod with speakers, and cash.
St. Thomas
Thieves broke into the Toyota of St. Thomas dealership be-
tween 2 p.m. Saturday, June 26, and 8 a.m. Monday, June 28. The
thieves broke into the safe, stealing a large amount of cash. If any-
one saw anyone on the property during this time, or have any other
information about this crime, please provide the details. The cash
reward for an arrest is $2,500.
St. Croix
Police are searching for three missing men. Gregory Ruiz was
last seen on June 19 at the Williams Delight Service Station. Nich-
olas Felix Garcia was last seen walking on Calquhoun Road on
March 21. Isaac Robins Jr. was last seen in Estate Work and Rest
on February 3. Photos and additional information can be seen at
www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org.
Community members can submit tips on these or any other
crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-
TIPS (8477). Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside
operators are bilingual.
If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, ille-
gal drugs, or weapons, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid
according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime
Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. Technology makes it
virtually impossible for anyone to trace your tip.
Crime Stoppers USVI is run entirely by volunteers and is fi-
nanced by membership dues and sponsor contributions. To join in
the fight, visit the website www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org.


Friday, July 2
10:00 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident
c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance.
11:00 a.m. A visitor from Texas r/ he struck a
post in the area of Pine Peace. Auto accident.
7:32 p.m. A citizen p/r that she lost her cell
phone. Lost cell phone.
10:25 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in the
area of Frank Powell Park, Cruz Bay. Disturbance
of the peace.
10:25 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ her
property was destroyed in the area of Frank Pow-
ell Park, Cruz Bay. Destruction of property.
Saturday, July 3
10:40 a.m. A visitor from Maryland r/ that his
rental vehicle was struck while parked in Mon-
goose Junction. Auto accident.
12:50 p.m. A Coral Bay resident r/ being as-
saulted. Unfounded.
6:13 p.m. An Estate John's Folly resident c/r
that she was in a verbal disturbance. Disturbance
of the peace.
6:55 p.m. A citizen p/r that her backpack was
destroyed. Destruction of property.
Sunday, July 4
1:00 a.m. Badge #23 p/ with one Henry Wil-
lock of Estate Tutu, under arrest and charged with
Delay and Obstructing an officer performing his
duties.
8:40 p.m. An Estate Calabash Boom resident
r/ being threatened. Disturbance of the peace,
threats.
Monday, July 5
2:50 a.m. Badge #98 p/ with one Shewayne
Felix under arrest and charged with Assault and
Battery, D.V No bail was set. He was detained at
Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to
the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas.
3:00 a.m. Badge #669 p/ with one Chimoy
Stout of Estate Bovoni, under arrest and charged
with Grand Larceny. Bail was set at $25,000 by
order of the court. He was detained at Leander Ju-
rgen Command and later transported to the Bureau
of Corrections on St. Thomas.
3:20 a.m. Badge # 544 p/ with one Antoine
Magras of Estate Bolongo under arrest and charged
with Aggravated Assault and Battery. Bail was set
at $1,000 order of the court. He was detained at
Leander Jurgen Command and later transported to
the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas.
7:20 a.m. A citizen c/r shots fired in the area of


Estate Adrian. Illegal discharge of a firearm.
10:34 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in
Estate Bordeaux. Auto accident.
4:24 p.m. A visitor from South Carolina p/r
that someone stole her bag. Grand larceny.
5:30 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that
someone entered her property and tried to remove
some things. Unlawful entry.
Tuesday, July 6
12:15 a.m. A visitor from Virginia p/r that her
vehicle was stolen. Vehicle was recovered. Police
assistance.
1:21 a.m. A doctor from Myrah Keating Smith
Community Health Center c/r an attempted sui-
cide victim. Attempted suicide victim.
5:15 a.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ per-
sonal items were stolen. Grand larceny.
3:50 p.m. An Estate Hard Labor resident r/ a
disturbance. Disturbance of the peace.
3:54 p.m. An employee of CaliNails c/re-
questing police assistance. Landlord and tenant
dispute.
7:00 p.m. An Estate Gifft Hill resident r/ loud
music. Unfounded loud music.
7:24 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident r/ that a
vehicle was struck while parked at Wharfside Vil-
lage. Auto accident.
7:49 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident r/ a dis-
turbance. Disturbance of the peace, D.V
Wednesday, July 7
No time given A citizen c/requesting police as-
sistance. Police assistance.
11:38 a.m. A citizen p/r being involved in an
auto accident in the area of Mongoose Junction.
Auto accident.
11:55 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r
that she was struck by a vehicle. Auto accident.
5:22 p.m. A citizen r/ that his villa was broken
into. Burglary in the third.
5:35 p.m. A citizen r/ that her husband threat-
ened to shoot her and himself. Disturbance of the
peace, threats.
Thursday, July 8
4:28 p.m. The people of the Virgin Islands r/
an overturned truck on North Shore Road. Auto
accident.
7:29 p.m. A visitor from Kentucky r/ an auto
accident. Auto accident.
Friday, July 9
3:59 a.m. ADT c/r an alarm sounding at IRB.
Activated alarm.


St. John Police Report




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Community Calendar



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


Thursday, July 15
All cancer survivors, persons
who have had family or friends
affected by cancer, and all
concerned citizens: Please join
us on Thursday, July 15, at 5:30
p.m. at the St. John Community
Foundation office on the third
floor of The Marketplace. Help
us coordinate St. John's first
ever American Cancer Society
Relay for Life.
Monday, July 19
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger's office, the St. John
Chapter of the St. Thomas/St.
John Chamber of Commerce
and the St. John Administra-
tor's office will co-host a Town
Meeting on Monday, July 19,
from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Westin
Resort and Villas ballroom.
Thursday, July 22
In keeping with its entre-
preneurship initiative to assist
more Virgin Islanders in be-
coming business owners, the
Economic Development Au-
thority will be hosting a series
of open houses throughout the
territory. The open house will
be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the


Office of the St. John Adminis-
trator at the Cruz Bay Battery
on Thursday, July 22.
Friday, July 30
Rotary Club of St. John will
induct new officers during its
Friday, July 30, meeting. The
group meets at the Westin each
Friday at 12:30 p.m. Recently
inducted Rotary District Gov-
ernor Donna White will be on
hand to induct the St. John Ro-
tary officers on July 30.
Friday, July 30
St. John School of the Arts'
Young Writers' Camp will host
an end of camp event to share
their exciting work at noon on
Friday, July 30. Join the group
at the art school at noon to hear
and see what students have
been up to.
Monday, October 11
Using Sport For Social
Change, in conjunction with
the St. John Community Foun-
dation and the St. John Parks
and Recreation Department,
will host its Second Annual
Just Play Day on Columbus
Day, October 11, from 9 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. in Cruz Bay.


ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
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 Tuesday; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays,
Thursday and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Moravian Church, Coral
Bay.

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

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

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


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Baha'i Community of St. John
For information on Devotions and Study
Circles, please call 714-1641
7:30 p.m. Friday;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sunday
776-6316, 776-6254

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291

Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Inter-Denominational
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sunday
340-715-0530


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

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
776-6731

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
776-6339

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

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturday
779-4477

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

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

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

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


CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

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Cruz Bay Charlotte Amalie
8:45 a.m. 10 a.m.
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m.
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Accommodations
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


Appliances
Appliance Paul
tel. 690-5213


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

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

Island to Island Architecture
Leonard J. Baum
www.LJBArch.com


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


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

Westin Resorts & Villas
Spa Services
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904


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


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


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


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


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

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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation


Property Manager
Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc.
tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963
www.seaviewhomes.com


Real Estate
American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
info@,americanparadise.com


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

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

Islandia Real Estate


tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499
P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831
info@dislandiarealestate.com

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

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


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

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

La Tapa 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


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


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Classifieds


I Eployment


Get a Tan and a Paycheck!
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


S b Ow n


House for Sale: Well maintained 3 BR, 3BA island home
atop Bordeaux Mt with awesome views of the BVIs.
Beautiful 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. 732-804-0606
or mark@markofexcellence.com


Coral Bay HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER
Parcel 13 Saunders Gut, 0.247 Acres plus 3 Story wood
structure. 1 3bdrm/2 bath -1 one bdrm/1 bath.Private parking,
Water access and view.Landscaped yard,fully fumished,large
cistern,on bus route. Room for expansion.
For more information callLaurie 340-227-6688


Crew, kiosk and dinghy
positions available with
Calypso Charters.
(340) 998-5564.




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.
340-776-3455




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


SUPER ISLAND CAR
WITH LUXURY
2008 TOYOTA RAV 4
Limited edition. Loaded. 4WD.
Leather interior. Only 13K miles.
Just registered in March. Dealer
willing to buy back. Great deal
for $18,500. Call 340-642-5365


MAYTAG AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
K,, A MERCURYAIR GROUP COMPANY


Maytag Aircraft Corporation, a government services contractor providing aircraft fuel,
terminal and vehicle services worldwide for over 50 years, is seeking qualified candidates
for operations at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Positions include:
Driver System Operators (DSOs) Qualified to perform fuel servicing operations
(refuel/defuel operations) by mobile fuel servicing equipment/trucks, truck supplied
pantograph and hoses sets, and fixed direct fuel servicing systems. Motor Vehicle
Mechanic (MVM) Capable of performing truck chassis and drivetrain, cargo tank, fuel
pump/filter system, and component diagnostics, adjustments, maintenance, and repair.
Fuel Distribution Systems Operator (FDSO) Experienced in fuel distribution systems
to include, pipeline systems, storage tanks, pumps, valves, fuel monitors and filters, truck
fillstands, and service station facilities (manual and automated). Fuel Distribution
System Mechanic (FDSM) -Must have five years experience in the maintenance of fuel
distribution systems ranging from ground product service stations to large bulk
distribution facilities. Fuel Laboratory Technician (FLT) Experienced in the use of
fuel sampling equipment, aviation and ground fuel sampling procedures, and conducting
laboratory tests of petroleum products.

Competitive wages and benefit package available depending on experience. Living
quarters provided, drug-free environment. All applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a
valid U.S. Passport, undergo a National Agency Check with Inquires (NACI) background
investigation, and be eligible to receive a Department of Defense (DOD) Common
Access Card (CAC) to work on-site. If you qualify please send electronically (in MS
Word or PDF format) cover letter with resume and current contact information for three
professional references to Imvnatt@mavtagaircraft.com attention Mr. Lawrence. Other
information and instructions will be provided upon receipt of qualifying resumes.


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


One bedroom fully furnished
apartment for rent. Quiet,
private location, separate
driveway and entrance.
AC in bedroom, wireless
interest, no smokers, no
dogs. $900.00 per month
plus utilities. 514-6611


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


SCENIC PROPERTIES
340-693-7777
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 $1100.00;
One bedroom/one bath
$1300.00; Three bedroom/2
bath/w/d $1700.00; One 1
bedroom/one bath $1700.00
Fish Bay; 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; One
bedroom/one bath $1250.00


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


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


St. John Saltpond Bay Area:
Beachfront, masonry villa, 3
bed/2 bath, queen size beds,
all A/C, plus ceiling fans,
60 ft treetop deck. Rent 2K/
month + utilities. Call Peter
Mollo 917-821-2826
Check www.villamollo.net


Fo Ren


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.




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Commercial Space Available


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




(LOST-REWARD!
White and gold Gucci
aviator style sunglasses.
Sentimental value.
REWARD! 998-0423


For Space Call


Nick 771-3737


COMMONS


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




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VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-008-C-10 Environmental Attorney in the Territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island
Documents pertaining to this Request for Proposal (RFP) may be obtained from the VIWMA's Division of Procurement and Property, St. Thomas-
St. John District Office at 9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2 or from the St. Croix District Officer at #1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted
between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or by contacting the Director, Mrs. Cecile Lynch, directly via phone or email.
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: Friday, July 9, 2010 at 10:00am Atlantic Standard Time
VI Waste Management Authority's Conference Room, 941-946 Williams Delight, Frederiksted, VI
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Friday, July 23, 2010 at 4:00pm Atlantic Standard Time
PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2, St. Thomas, VI 00802 ; P. 0. Box 303669, St. Thomas, VI 00803
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1, Christiansted, VI 00820; P. 0. Box 5089, Kingshill, VI 00851
Six (6) Sealed Proposal Packages Marked Proposal for RFP No. RFP-WMA-008-C-10, DO NOT OPEN)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all Bid Packages. Proposals may not
be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of the submission deadline.
DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch
Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820
OR Email: clynch ,viwma.orq Phone: 340-718-4489
All questions pertaining to the submission of proposals, scope of services and the award process should be directed in writing either in hard
copy or by email to Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, Director of Procurement and Property, at clynchtviwmaorq.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or
reject any or all qualifications and proposals; or to re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain from awarding the contract for the work.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority also reserved the right to accept or reject any Proposal or any item listed therein. VIWMA further
reserves the right to waive any informality in Proposals received.

May Adams Cornwall VI
Executive Director


VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-009-C-10 Processing and removal of E-Waste in the Territory of the US Virgin Islands: St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island
Documents pertaining to this Request for Proposal (RFP) may be obtained from the VIWMA's Division of Procurement and Property, St. Thomas-
St. John District Office at 9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2 or from the St. Croix District Officer at #1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted
between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or by contacting the Director, Mrs. Cecile Lynch, directly via phone or email.
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 10:00am Atlantic Standard Time
VI Waste Management Authority's Conference Room, 941-946 Williams Delight, Frederiksted, VI
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Monday, July 19, 2010 at 4:00pm Atlantic Standard Time
PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2, St. Thomas, VI 00802; P. 0. Box 303669, St. Thomas, VI 00803
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1, Christiansted, VI 00820; P. 0. Box 5089, Kingshill, VI 00851
Six (6) Sealed Proposal Packages Marked Proposal for RFP No. RFP-WMA-009-C-10, DO NOT OPEN)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all Bid Packages. Proposals may not
be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of the submission deadline.
DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch
Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820
OR Email: clvnchftviwma.oro Phone: 340-718-4489
All questions pertaining to the submission of proposals, scope of services and the award process should be directed in writing either in hard
copy or by email to Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, Director of Procurement and Property, at clynchtviwmaorq.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or
reject any or all qualifications and proposals; or to re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain from awarding the contract for the work.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority also reserved the right to accept or reject any Proposal or any item listed therein. VIWMA further
reserves the right to waive any informality in Proposals received.

May Adams Cornwall VIN M A
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east & Privateer Bay to the
west. Located within The Point
At Privateer- St. John's newest
upscale subdision witi
minimum 1 acre lots, paved
roads & underground utilities.
Privacy & prislire beauty for the
perWect hideaway $9. 1510


shopping centre- brand 1ew
retailloffice nuildinq built in
2009. Beautiful architecture waiti
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 Ihe WVssrii Resort
and Guinea Grove Aparlments.
Call sarlndia for more details.


"Adrian Villas" New & afford-
able. Beautifllly appointed 2
bedroom townhouses were com-
pleted in 2W9 a& e centlrally
located mid-island, Features
include granite counters, solid
wood cabinets, staindless appli-
anrces.tite floors. front loading
washer & dyer & spacious
rooms with two exteroi decks .
Fumished 5590,000 Unfur-
nished $495.000


"Ridgelop" 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
beacnes, hiking trails, restaurants and entertainment A shared swimming
pool with deck and gazebo is scaled adjacent to the house and is used by
only 4 other homes, Walk to the world famous Skinny Legs. $695,000
"Cruz Views" Unit 7 is a very popular rental. featuring beautiful views to
SSt. Thomas and sunsets, proximity to the pool and deck, and walk to town,
This unique air-conditioned comer unit has been recently refurbished
including new tile floors, mahogany cabinets, furniture and bath Lush,
tropical landscaping adds the perfect touch, Taseful furnishings are included
in the sale. This is the only unit listed for sale at Cruz Views.$525,000.
"Zootenvaal Cottages" A unique St John properly wiln 850 of waterfront,
including a white powder sand beach~ Almosl 5 acres al pristine Hurricane
Hole a National Marine Monument on beautiful Borck Creek There are 4
short term rental cotages on the property Cottages are masonry
construction and in excellent condition One is right on the beach There is
room to add more con ages $9.7M Adjoining 20 acre parcel is also
available for $7M. Perfec lor developing with estate size lots
S^-^ i *"Fish Beach" Brand New Mediierrarean 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
S 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 foors stone accent walls graceful
arches framing water views solid mahogany doors custom cabinets spa jet
clubs. high end appliances & Bra_-ilian clay roof tiles The sounds of the surf.
Irade wind breezes and beachfront location make these condos a tropical
dream come Irue $1.97M to $3.39M
S"Southern Cross" This traditional Danish style stone home offers the
futlmosi pnvacy 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
on an almost level tot with room to add a pool or spa. S1.395M
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SJonn Completed in 2005 wtin beautiful views generous balconies, common
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over 2100 sq ft All feature Ig kilchens granite counterlops stainless
appliances pnvate laundry & ample lsorage $749,500 to 5999,000
"Villa Hibiscus"- Masonry conslrnClio., on a laige corner lot in Estate
Chocolate Hole just 1 5 miles horn Cruz Bay dock on paved roads Deeded
beach rights to Hart Bay & Chocolate Hole & plenty o fl at parking Successful
short term rental with two private units wilh separate drrve way Live in one
unit and rent the other or rent them Dolh $895,000
"Uttle Plantadion" 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 Shoppirg Center. A preliminary subdivision plan is in
place and a road has been cut to the top of the p.ope. $l.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 Westin just reduced to $99,000. Hansen
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LIZARD HILL This exclusive North Shore property, overlooking world famous Cinnamon Bay, is one of the only
privately owned homes that is bounded on all sides by National Park. Extraordinary landscaping enhances the magical
views from the 2 bd/2 bath main house w/separate luxurious master bedroom wing & private pool. The charming cot-


tage is ideal for a caretaker. $3,100,000

CBR HOME LISTINGS
SHORT SALE OPPORTUNITY! -Two level 3 bd/2 bath
home w/views of Fish Bay & Ditleff Pt., flexible floor plan,
end of the road privacy. Won't last long at $495K.
SEASCAPE Fabulous location on Bovocoap Point!
Spacious 2 bd main house w/lap pool & spa, plus a sepa-
rate caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views, pri-
vacy & successful vacation rental. $1,200,000.
CHRISTY ANN New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
hood. Masonry construction w/low maintenance features.
3 bd/2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted ceil-
ing in greatroom, ample room for expansion. $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
marble 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. Adjoning 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 aria
Bluff und
vera 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 with adjacent 1X1 cot-
tage. Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $499,000.


WATERFRONT WITH DOCK Concrete 3 bd/2 bath
home, on large, flat 1 ac.flat lot, with direct access the bay
at your door step. Now only $980,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa
w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral
Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
BOATMAN POINT Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
neighborhood. $2,795,000.
WINDSONG Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate
cottage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6
bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000
GOLDEN DRAGON Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios &
decks, lush gardens, Pt. Rendezvous location. $2,195,000.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
LAVENDER HILL Tropical 2 bd/2bath penthouse unit
w/wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $849,000.
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!
CBR LAND LISTINGS
BANK OWNED PARCELS Chocolate Hole, priced to
SELL! $250,000 & 276,500. GREAT BUYS!
CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed-
room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K.
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent
peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap-
ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44
ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, /2 ac. $299K& $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, 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.
$895,000.
FLANAGAN'SPASSAGE-2beautifulsites.$299K-$350K.
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ing at $125K. Call US for a complete list.
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ter suite, 6 additional
bdrms. Private dock.
$6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay).
WALK TO BRUNCH & BEACH plus
ENJOY SOOTHING SURF SOUND
from this unique, masonry & stone
custom crafted, gated villa with pan-
oramic wa-
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features 4
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$5,750,000
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rental home-
awesome
down island
& Coral Bay
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Originally
$1,700,000
now priced
to sell.


location for development, walk to beach
r and town!
Masonry 2x2
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ac. Combina-
tion of R-4 &
W-1 zoning
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$2,999,000 mercial uses.
"86 FISH BAY" WHY PAY RENT? Af-
fordable home with income producing
artmenthas ocean & mountain views,
extensive
native
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with hard-
wood ac-
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-- an open
$350,000 floor plan.


home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront gated masonry stone West Indian
overlooking style (3x2) villa features bi-level cov-
Hart Bay. ered and open
3 bedroom decks over-
popular looking a pool,
rental with plus a separate
one of the lxl guest cot-
best views tage. Fabulous
ofthesouth south shore
$2,300,000 shore. $1,295,000 water views!

GALLOWS POINT" 3 premier OCEAN UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to own an
FRONT UNITS (4-D & 1-D upper & 9-A ENTIRE YEAR at the Westin in a de-
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Search townhouse
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private turn-key in-
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patio, opportunity
$1,400,000, $1,275,000 Walk to has a proven
A Si.200.000 town! $1,150,000 rental history.


BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs
in private setting.
Panoramic views
over harbor to
BVIs. Charming
brick courtyard,
lush tropical
landscaping, and
outdoor showers.
$1,275,000 Excellent rentals.

"CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
Opportunity to own a 2br, 1 ba &/or
a Ibr, lba condo
close to Cruz Bay!
Purchase one for
yourself and stop
throwing money
away on rent or
$225,000 & purchase both for
$240,000 additional income.


"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, BEST BUY BEACH FRONT "GREAT CRUZ BAY"
"MILL VISTA- CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $125,000 sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood,
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $274,900 roads. 3 from $335,000 awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details.
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 "LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; $1,300,000.
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle ac. with Topo 299,000 upscale amenities including barge docks, paved roads, SELLER FINANCING WITH GREAT TERMS!
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 12 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 undrgrd utilities beach &views. From $425,000
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 "CHOCOLATE HOLE" HILLTOP; Breezes and views "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-
"CHOCOLATE HOLE" HLO Bree and vw dividabe borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS!
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 to St. Thomas. $385,000.id ders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS!
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning WA
views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Viewsto Coral Harbor, deeded accessto waterfront $595,000 coast to Ram's Head, St. Croix. From $550,000. Incredible BVI views! 12 acre sub-divideable
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" East facing w/cobble bch, .72 ac. Topo included. $ 795,000 "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular waterfront lot for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots
private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, available from 699,000
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000 "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI
underground utilities. From $285,000 "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral
cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000. Bay. 12 lots from $399,000


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NEW SUSANNABERG! New masonry home
on FLAT lot plus separate rental cottage.
Borders National Park. $750,000


A PERFECT PLACE TO STAY ACCORDING MAMEY PEAK 1.05 acres, 1x1 Main House BLUE CARIBE Successful short term rental ZOOTENVAAL! Newly built multi unit tasteful
TO BUDGETTRAVEL.COM. 3 BR, 3 BA gem, and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat slope and home with gourmet kitchen and with views of masonry home sited on 1.36 FLATacres. Expand
hot tub and views overlooking Rendezvous Bay, stunning views. One of a kind fixer upper!!! Coral Bay harbor. $615,000 or subdivide. Private with large yard. $925,000
Caribbean cute $699,000 $795,000 HO M ES


NEW! ISLANDS END 5BR/5 5BA home on
the serene East End Completely renovated
HOA common parcel with dock $1,995,000
AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa,
superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof,
1800 views, large pool & hot tub $2,595,000
NEW! ALLESANDRA Postcard views of 3
bays, 3BR/3BA, 2 car garage $1,999,000
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool
villa. Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard,
boarding greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000
AMANI Spectacular 1800 views, prestigious
Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths located in the main
building, plus private guest cottage $1,950,000
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


UPPER CAROLINA 3 W2BA. Expansive
views. Master atlo 8 & kitchen on
upper levl yas 2 BR, living area &
kitchen. TPriced to sell. $675,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs,
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers
privacy. $1,499,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
see the impressive recent renovations
$1,095,000.
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
CRUZ BAY Prime.75 acre property, 3 bdrm
with pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4 and
suited for development. $2,950,000


AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa
in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES New villa nearing
completion. 4 suites, top shelf furnishings, granite
counter tops & travertine floors. $3,450,000
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000
VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom home,
uncompromising quality, exquisite finishings,
sweeping views. 5 BR/5BA. $4,395,000
CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in
Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre.
2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH "Rendez-
view" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR
beach house. $2,895,000


WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool CHATEAU MARGOT A private gated
while gazing out upon excellent bay views compound located in Spice Hill, knock-your-
Lush tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000 socks-off views, 5 bdrms + guest cottage. 2
COTTAGE Great starter home with room to acres. $2,195,000.
expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit masonry ELLISON BIG PRICE REDUCTION New
home also available. $279,000 construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites.
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore $1,990,000
beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000. MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
throughout, & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000
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hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. income producing A/C units. $1,800,000.
$1,235,000 WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay.
BAREFOOT Newl r t bath guest 3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from the
cottage in q 1 .599,000. water. Paved roads & u/g utilities. $975,000


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perience and training in the following genres:


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Storytelling & Folilore
Playwriting and Dramatic Arts
Historical Writing
Poetry
Personal Narratlue and Memoir
Fiction
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Christensen

Discusses

Ways To Move

Forward with

Constitutional

Convention

Delegates
St. John Tradewinds
Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen met with the president
and delegates of the Fifth U.S. Vir-
gin Islands Constitutional Conven-
tion last week by conference call
to clarify concerns and to discuss
the steps forward in the process.
Christensen, along with Brian
Modeste, Staff Director of the
Subcommittee on Insular Affairs,
and Alan Stayman, Sr. Staff to
Senator Jeff Bingaman who chairs
the Senate Committee on Energy
and Natural Resources, discussed
with members of the convention
what was entailed in the reconven-
ing of the body as recommended
by the Congress for the reconsid-
eration of the concerns outlined by
the U.S. Department of Justice.
"We explained that since there
were no changes made to the draft
document by the Congress, that
the Justice Department determined
that there would not be an official
conveyance of the document from
the White House to the Conven-
tion," Christensen said. "The
Convention is now expected to
reconvene and make a decision on
the nine points outlined by the De-
partment of Justice before sending
it to the Governor and President
Obama. It would then go on to the
voters for consideration."
Christensen's office, however,
will officially transmit the resolu-
tion and relevant testimonies to
the Convention to ensure that the
body officially receives all rel-
evant documentation attached to
the draft document since its arrival
in Washington late last year.
She also advised the group to
formally submit their budget to the
Department of Interior so that the
process of funding can begin.
"The ball is now in their court,"
Christensen said of the process.




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