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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
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Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: July 19, 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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July 19-25, 2010T. HN
Copyright 2010 ST. JOHN






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



US States and Territories Granted Year-long Extension

To Comply with Federal Sex Offender Law Regulations
Page 3
Snorkeling, Hiking North Shore
and S'Mores .
VIERS Eco-Camps Road Project
Offer Fun Education In Full Swing
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds Paving Roadway
Snorkeling the pristine waters off and VINP Visitors
Lameshur Bay, roasting marshmal- so
lows over a roaring campfire and hik- Center Soon
ing along a remote rocky shoreline Page 2
are just a few of the exciting activities
more than 80 Virgin Islands children
between the ages of 7 and 12 will en-
joy this summer. Chamberlain
Twenty children taking part in the
first of four free Eco-Camps sched-
uled for this summer met at the VI. Gifft Hill School's
Environmental Resource Station on New Headmaster
Monday, July 12, and got the fun
started right away. Page 6
"I love roasting marshmallows,"
said six-year-old Phoenix Rose. "You Islands Magazine
use two marshmallows to make one
S'more. They're really good." Fre St. John
Eleven-year-old Tyreqe Morton Coupl
got an eyeful while snorkeling, he ex- C p e Living
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keling," said Morton. "I saw a big -: Page 7
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Island Roads has completed excavation and demolition of the VINP Visitors center
parking lot to prepare the area for paving soon.


North Shore Road Project in Full Swing

Paving Roadway and VINP Visitors Center Soon


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Newly paved parking lots at
Peace Hill and Jumbie Beach are
just the latest completed work of
the on-going $4.85 million North
Shore Road rehabilitation project,
which is in full swing again this
month.
With funding from Federal
Highway Administration's Ameri-
can Recovery and Reinvestment
Act grants and the V.I. National
Park fee program at Trunk Bay,


VINP officials are overseeing a
complete overhaul of the roadway
and parking facilities along the is-
land's North Shore Road.
The project was awarded to con-
tractor Island Roads in September
2009 and was scheduled to wrap
up in September 2010. While the
project is proceeding on schedule,
officials have obtained additional
funds to extend the scope and time
frame of the work, explained VINP
Superintendent Mark Hardgrove.
"We've extended the project


one month to October 2010, be-
cause we've added about $800,000
of work," said Hardgrove.
With an additional $490,000
from Federal Highway Adminis-
tration and $325,000 from the NPS
fee program, officials have been
able to extend the paving project
from the originally planned final
destination, Hardgrove added.
"We were able to pave the park-
ing areas at Peace Hill and Jumbie
and extend the paving project from
Continued on Page 10


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The Community Newspaper Since 1972


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Private/Public Collaboration

Presenting Cruz Bay Waterfront Plans

at July 19 Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, July 19, representatives from VI Port Authority,
DPNR, Property and Procurement, Department of Public Works,
Homeland Security, Housing, Parks and Recreation, Coast Guard,
National Park Service and CZM will join Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger, St. John Administrator Leona Smith and St. Thomas/
St. John Chamber of Commerce for a presentation of the Cruz Bay
Creek conceptual design plans created by Robert deJongh and As-
sociates.
The town meeting will take place at the Westin ballroom from 6
to 9 p.m. Individuals and groups from the St. John community that
have put thought and effort into ideas for the island's waterfront
have also been invited to present their ideas following the presen-
tation of the Creek plans.
Everyone attending the meeting is welcome to give input on all
the designs presented and to make suggestions regarding the best
use of the St. John waterfront for today and for the future. Discus-
sions regarding Enighed Pond and much needed parking for the
Cruz Bay area will also take place.
So, mark those calendars for this long-awaited presentation of
the Cruz Bay Creek plans and other waterfront topics.
Bring an open mind and good ideas for what promises to be a
very productive meeting. For more information call 693-8061 or
email jessica@visenate.org.

EDA Hosting Open House on July 22

In keeping with its entrepreneurship initiative to assist more Vir-
gin Islanders in becoming business owners, the Economic Devel-
opment Authority will be hosting a series of open houses through-
out 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
Thursday, July 22.
For more details call Emmy Majesty at 773-6499 or Averricia
Williams at 714-1700.


Join SJFS for "Casablanca" Film

and Moroccan Meal from La Plancha
The public is invited to join the St. John Film Society for its first
Classic Film Night. The group will host a free screening of "Casa-
blanca," on the third floor of The Marketplace on Thursday, July
22, at 7 p.m. Don't miss the film, described as "one of the most
popular, magical and flawless films of all time."
In addition to the movie, the owners of La Plancha del Mar are
getting into the fun by offering a Moroccan-inspired buffet dinner
in The Marketplace's third floor courtyard starting at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner, $30 or $25 for SJFS members, will feature scrumptious
braised beef, preserved lemon chicken, a variety of vegetarian
dishes and a special dessert. Seating is limited so make a reserva-
tion early by calling La Plancha at 777-7333.
For more information contact SJFS at info@stjohnfilm.com or
visit the website www.stjohnfilm.com.

Young Writers To Share Work July 30
St. John youth taking part in the Virgin Islands Summer Cre-
ative Writing Program Young Writers Camp at St. John School of
the Arts will share their work during a program on Friday, July
30, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to come out and hear what the
children have composed during the program at SJSA.







St. John Tradewinds, July 19-25, 2010 3


US States and Territories Granted Year-long Extension



To Comply with Federal Sex Offender Regulations


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The U.S. Virgin Islands now
has another year to come into
compliance with the Sex Offender
Registration and Notification Act
(SORNA), thanks to an extension
granted by the federal government
to all U.S. states and territories.
Several states and territories had
already filed for extensions to the
July 2010 deadline, prompting the
federal government to push back
the deadline by one year. Any state
or territory who does not comply
with SORNA, passed in 2006 call-
ing for "substantial compliance"
with federal law, could stand to
lose 10 to 15 percent of Edward
Byrne Memorial Justice Assis-
tance Grant Program funds.
The Virgin Islands Department
of Justice just one of the many
players in the process of rewriting
the territory's sex offender laws -
is optimistic that the V.I. will com-
ply with SORNA by the new July
2011 deadline.
"We are examining every single
thing with a fine-toothed comb,"
said V.I. DOJ spokesperson Sara
Lezama. "It gets down to the re-
ally nitty gritty stuff. We'd rather
be very thorough and diligent and
have it take a lengthy period of


time than rush it and not have a
comprehensive law."
Some of the countless issues
faced by those rewriting the law
include whether to require a sex
offender who own a timeshare in
the territory to register in the V.I.,
and how to handle situations like
a father taking his 17-year-old
son to a strip club to celebrate his
high school graduation a crime
which could result in a charge of
contributing to the delinquency of
a minor with a sexual connotation,
requiring the father to register as a
sex offender.
"We don't want to leave any
loopholes open," said Lezama.
"It does take a very long time.
We have several other agencies
involved in order to have a really
comprehensive perspective while
writing the law."
The local task force rewriting
the law, which began meeting in
August 2009, is comprised of rep-
resentatives from the Office of the
Governor, V.I. Police Department,
V.I. Superior Court, Office of Pro-
bation and Parole, V.I. DOJ, V.I.
Department of Health, V.I. Bureau
of Corrections, V.I. Department of
Human Services, Sexual Offender
Registry Board and the U.S. De-
partment of Justice.


"If you know somebody in your area who
isn't registered, it's something that should be
reported. You really have to have a clear idea of
what situation you're leaving your children in."
Sara Lezama, DOJ spokesperson.


One change expected to oc-
cur under the new law is that all
people ever convicted, or found
not guilty by reason of insanity in
a crime of a sexual nature will be
required to register as sex offend-
ers. The current law only requires
those convicted or found not guilty
by reason of insanity after July 1,
1994 to register.
"We'll have to go back into our
court records and do court-ordered
registration for crimes going all the
way back, so that will be a lengthy,
costly process," said Lezama. "We
plan to do it in chunks, starting
with the most recent offenders.
You want to make sure the ones
who committed the crimes most
recently are registering."
Virgin Islands law will also
change the way sex offenders are
classified. Currently, a teenager
who has sex with his underage
girlfriend can be lumped in with


those who have committed a vio-
lent sexual offense by being re-
quired to register as a sex offender
for the rest of his life. The VI.
will adopt a three-tiered system
to avoid lumping two such crimes
together.
"We don't want to require those
who haven't committed a violent
offense to undergo lifetime regis-
tration," said Lezama. "The new
three-tiered system will be based
on length of sentence, age of vic-
tim and whether it's a repeat of-
fense."
The regulation of where sex
offenders can live in relation
to schools, which is commonly
found in state sex offender laws,
will likely not be a factor in the
new Virgin Islands law due to the
small size of the islands; however,
there will be restrictions on where
sex offenders can work.
"It doesn't appear that we'll be


Sprauve Family Reunites With St. Thomas/St. John Festivities




Members of the
Sprauve family gathered
on Oppenheimer Beach
on Thursday, July 15, for
a beach party.
The party was one of
many activities planned
by the Sprauve family on
St. Thomas and St. John
for their 2010 reunion.

See Full Story In
Next Week's Edition


St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Malik Stevens


able to make any type of living
restriction," said Lezama. "There
are restrictions on where they can
work. Sex offenders will not be
able to work in a school, daycare
or any type of childcare facility."
The Virgin Islands' sex offender
registry is currently online at the
DOJ Web site, www.doj.vi.gov,
and includes information such as
the name, address, place of em-
ployment and physical description
of sex offenders residing in the ter-
ritory. The Department of Justice
plans to eventually post photos of
sex offenders on the registry, and
to link up with the national regis-
try.
Although coming into compli-
ance with SORNA could very well
cost more than the territory would
lose in funding for not complying
with the federal mandate, updating
the V.I.'s sex offender law is nec-
essary, according to Lezama. She
also urged residents to be vigilant
when it comes to sex offenders.
"It's a serious thing that the
public needs to be aware of," said
Lezama. "If you know somebody
in your area who isn't registered,
it's something that should be re-
ported. You really have to have a
clear idea of what situation you're
leaving your children in."



INDEX
Business Directory .............15
Church Schedules ..............15
Classified Ads ...............16-17
Community Calendar ...........14
Crossword Puzzle ...............14
Ferry Schedules ............... 15
Guest Opinion ....................12
Historical Bits & Pieces ........9
Lette rs ................................12
P police Log ...........................13
Real Estate ....................17-19



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In addition to sparking the young minds in budding
writers through her Young Writers Camp at the St.
John School of the Arts, V.I. Summer Creative Writ-
ing Program founder and director Coreen Samuel is
offering a workshop for adults.
Stop by the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom be-
tween 2 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, to hear from
a variety of local writers including children's book
author Cristina Kessler, poet Tregenza Roach, Esq.,
Dr. Gilbert Sprauve and Tiffany Unique, who recently
published her first book "How to Escape from a Leper
Colony."
The one-day workshop is open to the public and is
free of charge. Each author will lead a mini-session
during the workshop, which will cover everything
from self-publishing to compiling a collection of se-
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All construction workers and building contractors
are invited to learn how to install erosion control blan-
kets which are being used for the Coral Bay retrofit
work to stop stormwater sedimentation from entering
Coral Bay from steep construction site slopes.
Training and a demonstration will take place on
Wednesday, July 28, at a location and time in Coral
Bay. Call the Coral Bay Community Council office at
776-2099, and leave a name and contact information
to reserve a place and find out the actual location.
This is another Coral Bay Community Council
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"We're going to feature some authors and try to
get the public to become less fearful of writing," said
Samuel. "We want anyone who might be fearful of
the writing process to come out and find their purpose
for writing."
Samuel designed the one-day adult workshop to
attract a wide array of residents and get people to em-
brace their inner writers.
"We want to have a variety of resources and models
for people," said Samuel. "This is really for anyone
who is afraid of writing but is interested in becoming
a stronger writer. Come and try this workshop and see
if you get inspired."
While there is no fee to attend the workshop, dona-
tions to keep the VISCWP and its Summer Writing
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Get Healthy and Clean Up
Perhaps the only thing better than improving
one's health is being able to make the island clean-
er at the same time.
Coral Bay veterinarian and resident Jan Perkins
is hoping to recruit a group of like-minded resi-
dents to join her on walks in order to get fit, lose
weight and pick up litter along the way.
"Let's improve ourselves and our island at the
same time," said Perkins.
An avid walker herself, Perkins regularly takes
a walk down Centerline Road to Coral Bay, often
filling three to four shopping bags of trash.
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Snorkeling, Hiking and S'Mores

- VIERS Eco-Camps Offer Fun Education


Continued from Front Page
when we went snorkeling," said seven-year-old Ari-
anna Poston.
Sponsored by Friends of VI. National Park, the VI-
ERS Eco-Camps have become popular and much-an-
ticipated three-day, two-night trips for children from
across St. John and St. Thomas.
Friends of VINP has been sponsoring the camps for
a decade now with this year's funding compliments
of Lana Vento Charitable Trust, Disney Cruise Line,
International Capital and Management Company, In-
novative, Kids First!, Windward Capital, Graystone
Building and Rotary Club of St. John.
The St. John non-profit group maintains its dedica-
tion to the VIERS Eco-Camps in order to foster an
interest in the environment in the next generation, ex-
plained Friends' development director Heather Ruh-
sam.
"This is all Virgin Islands youth," said Ruhsam.
"We're trying to get kids to understand and appreci-
ate, from a very young age, the environment and how
important the VINP is here. As the next generation,
this is their future."
Friends makes a concerted effort to recruit campers
from public schools across Love City and Rock City,
Ruhsam added.
"We try to recruit from public schools across the
island and St. Thomas," she said. "We also try to get
kids who haven't been out here before, but the camps
are so popular we do get repeat campers."
Even repeat campers, however, learn something
new each summer at VIERS. Several years ago camp-
ers learned about the severe coral bleaching episode
that plagued the territory.
This year campers have been learning about the oil
spew in the Gulf of Mexico and the impact of heavy
rains on mangroves, explained Eco-Camps education
coordinator Hilary Maynard.
"This year we have some new activities and we're
doing more hikes," said Maynard. "We have a diora-
ma of a hillside and coastline with mangroves which
shows the effects of runoff and sedimentation. It's
been really rainy this year so we've been discussing
the impacts of that."
"We've also been talking a lot about the Gulf of
Mexico and what is happening to the environment up
there," Maynard said.
Working with the VIERS Eco-Camps for the past
eight years and as education coordinator for the
last three years Maynard knows exactly what ma-
terial campers cover each summer.
"We always try to talk about things that are cur-
rent and expand the activities we offer each year," she
said.
While discussing current events, the campers also
had the opportunity to hear from Lianne Jacobson, a
master's student at Cal State in North Ridge, who is
studying coral at Lameshur, collect animal life from
the bay and identify organisms under a microscope.


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Eco Camps at VIERS.

In addition to Eco-Camps, 12 students between the
ages of 13 and 16 will spend five days at VIERS this
summer for a Science Camp, designed to further en-
courage a stewardship of the island's resources.
"The Science Camp is a more in depth look at ev-
erything," said Friends' Ruhsam. "The whole purpose
is to introduce the campers to the coastal and terres-
trial ecosystems and to nurture the next generation of
stewards. We want to get them interested in marine
biology and environmental studies."
With the worldwide economy still recovering,
Ruhsam was thrilled to welcome two new Eco-Camps
and Science Camp sponsors to fill the funding gaps
this summer.
"Kids First! and Windward Capital are new con-
tributors this year and we're really happy to have
them on board," said Ruhsam. "Kids First! generally
supports early learning centers and they're support-
ing us since we foster education during the summer
months. The camps are a great educational opportu-
nity for kids during the summer time."
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Gifft Hill School's new head of school Judy Cham-
berlain has been on island for little more than a week,
and already she's meeting with residents, exploring
ways the private school can reach out to the commu-
nity.
"One of the things that has always been part of
Gifft Hill School is trying to reach out to the com-
munity in more imaginative ways," said Chamber-
lain. "That's going to be key to what I'll be doing,
so I want to spend a lot of time talking with different
members of the community just to understand better
what's needed here on the island."
Chamberlain, a New Jersey native, was selected to
replace former GHS head Ben Biddle, who left the
school in December 2009, and brings with her de-
cades of experience. She earned a BA in Latin from
George Washington University and a masters in Latin
from Catholic University.
Chamberlain's teaching career began in Wash-
ington, D.C. public schools with an experimental
language program, where she taught a sixth grade
language arts curriculum using elements of Latin to
help the students develop greater reading and writ-
ing proficiency. She then taught Latin at the National
Cathedral School for nearly 13 years, where steadily
she moved up in the ranks, eventually directing the
middle school.
Chamberlain's career then took her to the Win-
chester Thurston School in Pittsburgh, where she
worked as head of school for approximately seven
years. After an attempt to help start a new middle
school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, failed due to in-
sufficient funding, Chamberlain moved on to Miami,
where she headed up the Ransom Everglades School.
Three years later, Chamberlain found herself on
the west coast, where she headed a school in the Los
Angeles area for more than eight years. It was during
her time in California that Chamberlain decided she
was ready for a new challenge, and happened upon
the GHS head of school job listing.
"I've always had a love of small schools, and I have
experience working in small schools, so the Gifft Hill
position seemed like something that matched not only
my experience, but also my passions," said Chamber-
lain. "I was looking for something that would really
allow me to implement some of the programs that I'd
developed over the years, and it turned out to be a
good match."
Chamberlain was interviewed in the states, then
again on St. John during a three-day interview pro-
cess with other candidates in April. Although she'd
never been to the island before, her family members
had vacationed in Love City and gave her an idea of
what to expect.
"I have four sisters, all of whom have spent time on
St. John," said Chamberlain. "They all spoke warmly
of it, and now they can't wait to come and visit me."
Chamberlain and her husband a securities trader
who works from home moved to the island just two
weeks ago, and are living in school-provided housing


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So far, the new GHS head has found a positive,
welcoming environment at the private school.
"It's a wonderful learning environment, and I re-
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implementing. She also hopes to ensure continued
working relationships with the VI. National Park, lo-
cal churches and other important local institutions.
"It's sort of an ambitious agenda, but we want to
do it well," said Chamberlain. "We don't want to have
lots of things happening if they're not happening well
and they aren't carefully thought out, so I'll be look-
ing for lots of advice. What we're looking to do is
take advantage of the energy and ideas that people
have, and try to weave them together and create better
opportunities for everyone."
To that end, the significance of being Love City's
only high school is not lost on Chamberlain.
"I think that's a tremendous responsibility, but
also a tremendous opportunity to the extent that we
can enlarge enrollment in the high school and bring
in as many kids as possible so they don't have to go
off island to go to school," she said. "We're a private
school but we have a public purpose. Our goal is re-
ally to give back to St. John, and also to transform
the lives of kids here so they have opportunities they
wouldn't have otherwise had."







St. John Tradewinds, July 19-25, 2010 7


Islands Magazine Features St. John Couple as Living Ideal Ex-pat Life


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While most Love City residents
know St. John is one of the best is-
lands to live on, Islands Magazine
has made it official and spent a day
with two relocated New England-
ers to prove it to the world.
Karin and Bob Schlesinger have
called St. John home since moving
to the island from Massachusetts
13 years ago. While the two have
accomplished quite a bit, including
running their own successful pho-
tography business Tropical Focus,
the Islands Magazine story is their
first glossy magazine spread.
Islands Magazine profiled the
Schlesingers as part of its "Best
Islands to Live On" spread in the
July/August 2010 issue which fea-
tures transplanted residents living
on each of the three main U.S. Vir-
gin Islands.
"Your Caribbean dream life has
neverbeen easier than in the USVI.
What are you waiting for?" is the
tantalizing headline of the 11-page


feature which introduces Corby
Parfitt and his family, originally
from San Francisco, who moved
to St. Thomas to enjoy a "more ad-
venturous life."
On St. Croix, Ben Jones a
former "lone wolf' from Georgia
- who runs Creque Dam Farm's
Virgin Islands Sustainable Farm
Institute with his wife, is the fea-
tured expatriate.
"Fresh Finish," was written by
Dave Herndon and profiles the
Schlesingers, a couple who fell
in love with St. John on vacation
16 years ago, and started planning
their move as soon as they returned
to their suburban Boston home.
Karin Schlesinger detailed their
migration in a book titled Desiring
Paradise, which she published 12
years ago and which actually led
to this month's magazine spread.
"This whole thing came out of
the blue," said Karin Schlesinger.
It \\ a really a result of social net-
working on Facebook, believe it
or not. A guy who lives in Florida


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropcial Focus


St. John residents Karin and Bob Schlesinger.


named David Balmforth visited
the islands and bought a copy of
the book I wrote."
"So years later he's on Facebook
and the editor of Islands Magazine
was bemoaning the fact that he
was trying to find the perfect St.


John couple for an interview for an
article on ex-pats," she said. "This
guy suggested that he find us and
talk to us. So Dave Herndon, the
editor at the time, found Bob on
Facebook."
Even when the couple found


out about the article, they were
surprised by the attention.
"I couldn't believe that anyone
would be interested in us," Bob
Schlesinger said.
"I thought it was a joke," said
Karin Schlesinger.
Far from being a joke, the
magazine sent down photographer
Zach Stoval, who followed the
Schlesingers to several photog-
raphy shoots over three days and
gave Bob Schlesinger a new point
of view.
"He followed me to a beach
wedding and on a villa shoot," said
Bob Schlesinger. "It was a unique
experience being on the other side
of the camera. It changed my per-
spective of taking photos of peo-
ple."
"I will definitely be much more
sensitive of how they feel and how
they're perceived," he said.
The three page spread boasts
photos of the Schlesingers and
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St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh an-
nounced last week that books
for Kindergarten through sec-
ond grade students participat-
ing in the 2010 Governor's
Summer Reading Challenge are
now available for pick-up at the
program's distribution centers.
Participating students in
grades K-2 may proceed to the
distribution sites between 10
a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up their
books. On St. John the distribu-
tion center is the Elaine lone
Sprauve Library.
Students in grades 3 to 8 may
also visit the distribution site to
return tracking sheets, pick up
additional books, and continue
with the challenge.
The second annual Gover-
nor's Summer Reading Chal-
lenge focuses on improving
literacy among young Virgin
Islanders by encouraging chil-
dren to read. The Challenge is
open to all the territory's public,


private, and parochial students
between Kindergarten and 8th
grade.
Participating students keep
track of their reading over the
summer, and are recognized for
the number of books they com-
plete.
The Challenge is a partner-
ship between the Office of the
Governor, the Department of
Education, and Learn-It Sys-
tems Corporation.
In addition to encouraging
reading, the Summer Challenge
helps students build their own
personal libraries by letting
them keep their books. Learn-It
donated 200,000 books to the
program, which are now being
distributed to participating stu-
dents for free.
Last year's Reading Chal-
lenge was a great success, and
deJongh was delighted to bring
the important program back
to Virgin Islands students this
year.


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Ivy Moses, Jason Henry Honored at White House

Ceremony as National HIV Strategy Is Unveiled


St. John Tradewinds
As the White House unveiled
its new National HIV/AIDS strat-
egy last week, two Virgin Island-
ers were honored with HIV/AIDs
activists across the country for
their work in creating awareness
and combating the disease and its
stigma.
Delegate to Congress Donna
Christensen was on hand at the
White House ceremony on Tues-
day night, July 13, which honored
Ivy Moses and Jason Henry of the
Virgin Islands for their HIV/AIDS
work in the territory.
"I am proud that Ivy and Jason
received national recognition for
the hard work that they have done
over the years in our territory,"
Christensen said. "Both are truly
deserving of this honor and they
are here to represent the activists
and providers hard at work back
home."
Earlier in the day, Christensen
attended a briefing about the ac-
tual unveiling of the new strategy
at the White House. The National
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optimizing health outcomes for
people living with HIV and reduc-
ing HIV-related health disparities.
The plan will serve as a road-
map for policymakers, partners in
prevention, and the public on steps
the United States must take to low-
er HIV incidence, get people liv-
ing with HIV into care and reduce
HIV-related health disparities.


Health and Human Services Sec-
retary Kathleen Sebelius, White
House Domestic Policy Council
Director Melody Barnes, Office of
National AIDS Policy Directory
Jeffrey Crowley, and HHS Asst.
Secretary for Health Dr. Howard
Koh unveiled the strategy and dis-
cussed its goals and details.
Christensen reminded Virgin
Islanders that they took part in
the creation of the national strat-
egy when they took part in White
House-sponsored discussions in
the territory last November.
"If you recall, Jeff Crowley
and his team came to the territory
and in a University of the Virgin
Islands videoconference listened
to the concerns of our local stake-
holders," she said. "There were
also smaller meetings held with
activist and provider groups across
the territory."
"I am pleased that the new strat-
egy focuses on redirecting resourc-
es to the areas of greatest need and
to people who are greatest risk of
infection," Christensen said. "This
is the first national strategy and 30
years since the onset of the epi-
demic, it is long overdue."


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St. John Tradewinds, July 19-25, 2010 9


Historical Bits


& Pieces

by Chuck Pishko



The Beginning of the St. John Public Library


St. John Tradewinds
Last November the fourth edi-
tion of the St. John Magazine hit
the newsstands. It featured an in-
formative and well-written article
by Andrea Milam on the history of
the transformation and renovation
of the Enighed Estate house, home
of the Elaine lone Sprauve Public
Library.
The article was profusely illus-
trated with fantastic photographs
by Tristan Ewald of the sparkling
new interior and the exterior paint-
ed with a traditional yellow-gold
lime wash and green shutters.
The historical elements of the
project were carefully observed
and maintained by the Depart-
ment of Planning and Natural Re-
sources' Library Consultant, Clau-
dette Lewis, formerly of the State
Historic Preservation Office, and


Sean L. Krigger, the architectural
historian and senior planner at the
Historic Preservation Office.
It's easy to see that it was a la-
bor of love. The building stands
as a microcosm of history from its
beginnings as a sugar plantation to
its land conversion to homestead
lots for St. John citizens in the
1940s and the building out of the
ruins in 1980.
The library was aptly name af-
ter Miss Elaine lone Sprauve, a
true gentlewoman who was active
in the governance of the island and
community life for generations.
Also, as seen in the photo that
accompanies this article, Elaine
lone Sprauve was there at the
beginning of St. John library ser-
vices in the early 1960s. It is Mrs.
Nancy B. Edwards who can claim
the honor of being the first St. John


librarian.
It all started with Steve and
Nancy's daughter, Kiki, a prolific
reader whose appetite for reading
material was not satisfied by the
two-book borrowing limit nor her
mother's monthly trips to the St.
Thomas Library.
Ms. Enid Baa offered Nancy a
deal she couldn't refuse. Nancy
had volunteered to assist St. John
readers including her daughter,
Kiki, by staffing a St. John library.
Nothing is easy and apparently
never was easy, but it was pos-
sible.
Miss Baa maintained that the li-
brary would have to be staffed by
paid staff and not volunteers. Nan-
cy had to go on the Library pay-
roll at the going rate of 58-cents
per hour that's right, fifty-eight
cents.


The grand opening of the first St. John library located
inside the Cruz Bay police station.


Mr. Roy Sewer and Miss Elaine
Sprauve offered their help here
and Administrator George Sim-
mons and Euan McFarlane, Caneel
Bay Resort Manager, served as an
oversight board.
Mr. Roy Sewer in his role as
Principal of Sprauve School sent
over all of the classes to sign-up
for library cards. Arrangements
were made to locate the library in
the St. John Police Station in the
space between the two offices (talk
about secure quarters). It was open
initially on weekday afternoons.
The photo shows the grand
opening of the first library. Shown
from the left are Bobby Mrazek,
wife of the first Chief Park Rang-


er, Brion Morrisette in his mother
Sarah's arms, Librarian Nancy
Edwards, Elaine I. Sprauve, and
June Lindquist of the St. Thomas
Library who came over for the
auspicious occasion.
Kiki Edwards, in the fore-
ground, was the first person to
check out a book, "The Mouse that
Read in Bed," from the library.
Brion, her contemporary, looks a
little taken aback but it just maybe
the beginnings of Attorney Mor-
risette's pensive legal posture.
Strange but the last time I saw
Sarah Morrisette was several years
ago at the Sprauve Library where
she was enjoying a brief visit with
her friends.


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the triangle near Annaberg, which was previously
where the paving was going to end, and take it all the
way to the gravel at Francis Bay," he said.
Starting at Trunk Bay, Island Roads will also be
repaving the North Shore Road all the way into Cruz
Bay. The paving should get underway this week and
Hardgrove didn't expect any road closures.
"They're starting at Trunk Bay and laying down a
structural overlay of asphalt which is the heaviest you
can put down," said Hardgrove. "It's for high-traffic
and long-life. They'll be doing both lanes all the way
to the VINP maintenance area."
"The road will stay open and there shouldn't be
more than a five-minute delay Monday through Fri-
day as they pave North Shore," Hardgrove said.
In the meantime, officials got to work on exca-
vation and demolition of the VINP visitors' center
parking lot ahead of repaving that area next week,
explained Hardgrove.
"I would say that in about three weeks they should
be pulling into Cruz Bay," said Hardgrove. "At the
same time they've completed all the excavation and
demolition work for the new parking lot at the visi-
tors' center. They've removed all the top failing as-
phalt and they're making improvements to all the
utilities, water, sewage and electric."
"They are dealing with the excavation of the utili-
ties and once they finish that, they'll put in a layer of
gravel and grade it for a positive draining," said the
VINP superintendent. "Then they'll do another struc-
tural overlay there."
Island Roads is also installing a 24-inch channel to
direct water into the existing culvert near the visitors'
center, Hardgrove added.
"They're putting in a swale on the apartment side
of the parking lot," he said. "That should deal with
the majority of the water flow and keep the parking
lot clean and dry."
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be closed to the general public for about three weeks.
The area, however, has been open for taxi operators,
people accessing the boat fuel dock and for visitors
with mobility issues, Hardgrove explained.
"We've got it open to taxi operators for the Reef
Bay hike and there is access for visitors and acces-
sibility for folks who need assistance," he said. "We
hope to have the parking lot back open to the public
in two to three weeks. But the rain is pushing us back
a bit."
In addition to the paving, Island Roads has installed
new guardrails at Trunk Bay, a new stone wall near
the turnoff to Annaberg Sugar Plantation and new
highly reflective signs along North Shore Road.
Once the entire roadway is paved, Island Roads
will paint a center stripe and install "traffic calming
devices," Hardgrove added.
Nc\\ highly reflective signs are going in and the
last thing they'll do, when all the paving is done,
is stripe the road," said the VINP superintendent.
"There will be center stripes and we'll also install
traffic calming devices of soft, smooth speed bumps
to allow people to slow down to 15 miles per hour."


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St. John Tradewinds, July 19-25, 2010 11


GHS Seeking Funds for Nekwan Sprauve


Memorial Court and Scholarship Fund


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Although Gifft Hill
School's hallways are quiet
this summer, school officials
are hard at work turning a once
neglected corer of the cam-
pus into the perfect memorial
for a student who passed away
last year.
Nekwan Sprauve long suf- Nekwan
fered from sickle cell anemia, Sprauve
but never let the genetic blood
disorder stop him from enjoy-
ing life. A member of the GHS flag football and bas-
ketball teams, Sprauve also played pan with the Love
City Pan Dragons.
"He always fought through his problems and had
a great attitude about things," said GHS art teacher
Rosemary Richards. "He was so special and so friend-
ly, everyone just loved him."
Sprauve lost his fight against sickle cell anemia on
May 2, when he died a few months shy of his 16th
birthday. To honor the GHS ninth grade, the school
is building the Nekwan Sprauve Memorial Court and
establishing a scholarship in his name.
"After Neko died we were brainstorming about a
way to keep his memory alive," said GHS develop-
ment director assistant Molly Murrill. "The faculty
came up with the idea to construct a basketball half
court to be a place where kids and Neko's family and
friends can come and remember him and play the
game that he loved."
The basketball half-court is already underway next
to the main entrance of the GHS upper school. GHS
officials hope to have the project wrapped up by the
time students return to campus in the fall, but are still
a bit shy of their $25,000 fundraising goal, according
to Murrill.
"So far we've raised about $10,000 for the court
and the scholarship," Murrill said. "It's been kind of
tough, but we've had three recent graduates working
in the development office who have sent off mailings
to local businesses. That has started a bit of flurry of
donations, but we definitely need more."
GHS officials have secured the services of several
local companies and are using their recent $5 million,
five year agreement with Iowa State University to get
the project off the ground.
This is the first project which Iowa State students
are working on at GHS and it fits perfectly in the
agreement between the two education institutions
since the university's focus is on sustainable horticul-
ture and agriculture, Murrill added.
Two college students and one professor spent six
weeks on St. John in late May designing the basket-
ball half-court and surrounding landscaping.
A new group from the university will return in the
fall to finish the landscaping portion of the project,
according to Murrill.
"The Iowa State program brings two students a
professor down here for six week stints," said Mur-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo


A garden bench, donated by Iroquois
Builders, sits near the Nekwan Sprauve
Memorial Half-Court at Gifft Hill School's
upper campus.



rill. "This is their first GHS project. They designed
the court and did the plantings when they were here
in May and June."
In addition to the Iowa State work, Karen Gerard
donated a concrete bench and her company, Iroquois
Builders also helped with the plants and installation.
Andrew Barlas of ABC Construction donated his
services for the excavation and oversight and has
been the lead on the project. Funds to cover the con-
crete retaining wall were donated by Michael and
Judy Skurnik and the GHS Parent Teacher Organiza-
tion took care of the wall-mounted hoop for the half-
court.
While the area is being transformed into a basket-
ball half-court, Murrill hopes to realize enough dona-
tions to complete the project in time for students to
enjoy in the fall.
"Our goal is to have the court finished before stu-
dents return to school in the fall," she said. "It's a
project that is near and dear to all of our hearts and
will be something for entire community to enjoy."
GHS is also creating the Nekwan Sprauve Memo-
rial Scholarship Fund to support a student attending
the St. John private school who is talented in the arts,
music, sports or who demonstrates Sprauve's positive
outlook, Murrill added.
To donate to the Nekwan Sprauve Memorial Court
and Scholarship Fund contact Murrill or Beth Jones
at GHS at 776-1730, send a check to GHS at P.O.
Box 1657, St. John, VI, 00831 or online at www.
giffthillschool.org.


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


We Need Change


Ranger in Training
campers pose with
VINP ranger and
camp leader Jessica
Hornbeck.



Ranger In Training Provides Valuable

Lessons and Many "First Times"

The first ever Ranger-in-Training camp was July 6 through 9 at the
V.I. Environmental Resource Station, located with in the V.I. National
Park.
The camp was made possible through a small grants award from
the National Park Foundation. In addition to funding support, I would
personally like to thank Friends of VINP staff Audrey Penn, Karl Py-
tlik, Joe Kessler, and Larissa (this year's intern), VINP park guides
Deanna Somerville and Cortney Balcer, and all of the VIERS staff!
Smores and snorkeling topped the list of many campers, but it
was evident that these teenagers are now more aware of the training
and education associated with park service careers as a result of this
camp.
Simply immersing learners inside the park was in ways more
meaningful than any delivered lesson could provide. There were sev-
eral "first-times" for many campers.
"I've never seen anything like this before," said one camper, as she
observed brittle stars during a sea shore activity.
"I've never hiked this far!" said another camper as she hiked three
miles for the first time.
"I've never seen so many stars... definitely not on St. Thomas."
It is clear that experiential learning and personal observations, of
which national parks provide, with the assistance of positive mentors,
can truly increase nature stewardship and appreciation!
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Virgin Islands National Park Park Guide



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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: 16

3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 43
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 29

Rapes: 1 Rapes: 0


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leaders of this community don't much focus on the
people of the community, especially the kids.
We have a very high school dropout rate. We have
many, many kids with very low reading ability, no
work ethic and no good feelings about themselves
or other people because of the way they have been
treated. So they turn to gangs for their kinship and fel-
lowship and then start shooting the guys in the other
gangs to protect their egos.
Does anyone in this community care enough to
change the sorry condition that we are in? We are a
community of only 121,000 people and we continue
to elect leaders who will take care of our, and their
own petty self interests, rather than take care of the
community.
We have a police force that is controlled by corrupt
cops, to the extent that good cops are afraid to try to
correct the situation. If the leaders of this community
have any desire to stop these killings, they are going
to have to start taking responsibility for running the
government.
Not only are we a very small community, we are a
small insular community and it is time that we started
to search for solutions outside these islands.
We need to develop a partnership with a successful
police department in the states. We need to send our
promising officers up there to work on the job train-
ing for a couple of years. We need to invite them to
send good officers down here to work for a couple of
years of duty, so our guys can learn from them.
We need to build a public school system that teach-
es kids to read. We need a school system that helps
kids to learn and help them to find out what it is that
they like to do.
We need to provide enough discipline so that they
respect other people and we need to provide them with
enough positive attention to help them to build their
own self-esteem so they can truly respect themselves.


By Sera Harold Drevenak and Paul Chakroff
Special to St. John Tradewinds
If you have ever enjoyed a stroll on the beach or
snorkeled over the coral reefs, you can thank the par-
rotfish.
These colorful creatures create much of the sand
on the Caribbean's idyllic shores and keep the bril-
liant reefs healthy. In an intricate underwater partner-
ship, parrotfish feed on algae that otherwise smother
reefs.
They also clear the way for corals to re-grow by
chewing off tiny bits of coral skeleton, which are then
excreted as sand. One parrotfish can create up to 200
pounds of sand each year.


We need to teach the children that they are okay, and
life is okay.
Most of the kids in this community grow up in one-
parent households, many in no-parent households,
and this makes it very difficult for a child to get the
attention, guidance, and sometimes love that he or she
needs. As a community, we need to recognize this and
provide attention, guidance and love to them in other
ways.
We need to provide after school and summer ac-
tivities for all the kids in this community, not just the
ones that go to private schools or live within walking
distance of a basketball court or ball field.
We need to have after school and summer programs
in sports, music, art, dancing, reading, woodworking
and community service. If we are going to survive as
a community, we better start paying attention.
I grew up in a small city, with about the same popu-
lation as St. Thomas. There were enough parks and
swimming pools around that almost every kid could
walk or bike to a park and take swimming lessons
and play ball. It was so cold we could only use the
pools two months of the year, and the baseball fields
and basketball courts were covered with snow five
months of the year.
Can you imagine a community this size where
so many kids go on to play college and pro sports?
There are kids who grow up and excel in music and
the arts, become doctors and engineers, but almost all
end up somewhere else because of the lack of oppor-
tunity here and maybe because they don't want to
have their children shot in the cross fire.
There are many, many kids who grow up and do
well but there are way too many who are left to grow
up on their own without the positive attention that we
all need so much. These are the kids who don't find
jobs, resort to crime, and kill people. If we are going
to survive as a community, we better start paying at-
tention.
Greg Miller


Yet these important reef dwellers critical to the
survival of endangered corals are plummeting to
dangerously low population levels. People are fishing
for them faster than they can reproduce.
And parrotfish are not the only fish in trouble.
Many other Caribbean species, including red and
Nassau grouper, are imperiled. Others, such as queen
conch and vermilion snapper, are at risk of depletion.
Fortunately, the Caribbean Fishery Management
Council, which sets fishing policies in U.S. Virgin Is-
land waters, is considering new rules to place limits
on catch of 35 species.
Public hearings are set for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on
Continued on Page 13


Guest Opinion


Saving Caribbean Fish







St. John Tradewinds, July 19-25, 2010 13


Crime Stoppers USVI Seeks Info on Crimes


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking
the community's help to solve
the following crimes. Even the
smallest bit of information may
be just what law enforcement
needs to solve these cases.
St. John
On Wednesday, June 23, at 10
p.m. in the area of Hill Street,
a man found that his gray and
navy green backpack had been


taken from his parked red Ford
Explorer. Stolen items included
a silver Olympus underwater
12-megapixel camera with blue
strap, a 16-gigabyte iPod, and
a Logitech portable speaker for
iPod with a black mesh case
with a broken zipper.
St. Thomas
Several convenience stores
have been robbed at gun point
in the country area recently. The


suspects are three or four males
wearing hoodies and masks.
Please help police identify these
thugs and their vehicless. The
minimum reward for each arrest
is $900.
Community members can
submit tips on these or any other
crimes at www.CrimeStopper-
sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-
222-TIPS (8477). Tips are com-
pletely anonymous.


Saving Caribbean Fish


Continued from Page 12
July 20 at the Buccaneer Hotel in
St. Croix and July 21 at the Wind-
ward Passage Holiday Inn on St.
Thomas. A final vote could come
later this year.
Fishery managers must act de-
cisively to help restore fish species
to healthy levels for the sake of the
ocean ecosystem and future fish-
ing and tourism opportunities. De-
cades of overfishing in the Carib-
bean threaten to destroy a paradise
that draws millions of tourists and
powers the economy.
Studies already have linked the
staggering decline of coral reefs
to overfishing, and unsustainable
fishing rates are the most likely
cause of the loss of large predator
fish, such as Nassau grouper. We
must ensure we are not catching


fish faster than they can replenish
themselves, and that means setting
sustainable fishing levels.
This isn't the first time fishery
managers have acted to end over-
fishing. For instance, in 1990, they
set restrictions on some fishing
gear and prohibited the catch of
some fish. And in 2005, fishing
limits for still other species were
enacted but not made binding.
The current proposal is a stron-
ger plan to halt overfishing. It's
a more cautious approach that
also carries more effective tools
to ensure the plan works and is
enforced. It is based on recom-
mendations from government sci-
entists and the Council's science
advisory panel.
And Caribbean islands will get
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rules. That means what happens in
Puerto Rico won't impact fisher-
men in St. Croix.
The proposed rules may reduce
catches between 10 and 25 per-
cent, depending on the species.
The cuts aren't expected to signifi-
cantly harm the fishing industry,
although individual fishermen may
feel some economic impacts.
Those affected, however, may
be able to supplement their income
through legislation that is gaining
steam in the U.S. Congress.
About 60 lawmakers, includ-
ing V.I. Delegate to Congress
Donna Christensen, are pushing
the Coastal Jobs Creation Act -
$80 million over five years to help
fishermen while depleted fish pop-
ulations are restored. The measure
would create jobs for fishermen to
perform research with scientists,
remove marine debris, revitalize
ports and participate in projects to
restore fish habitat.
Caribbean waters are teeming
with life and it benefits everyone to
safeguard the jewels of this region.
If we are responsible stewards, we
will be rewarded with bountiful
fish and a flourishing economy for
years to come.
And enough parrotfish can
continue their delicate dance that
makes Caribbean reefs and beach-
es some of the most stunning plac-
es in the world.
Sera Harold Drevenak grew up
in St. Croix as an avid angler and
diver She is a senior policy analyst
with the Pew Environment Group
and lives in North Carolina.
Paul Chakroff is executive di-
rector of the St. Croix Environ-
mental Association and member
of the board of the Virgin Islands
Conservation Society.


St. John Police Report



LAND LINE: 911


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

Friday, July 9
1:23 p.m. A visitor from Florida c/r that a parking attendant
damaged his vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.
5:37 p.m. A Coral Bay resident r/ a two car collision. Auto
accident.
4:43 p.m. A visitor from Austria r/ that his wife drowned.
Drowning.
7:14 p.m. A citizen r/ being harassed by a male in Cruz Bay.
Harassment.
10:55 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in Cruz Bay. Auto
accident.
Saturday, July 10
7:22 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/r a burglary.
Burglary in the second.
7:39 p.m. A citizen c/r suspicious activity at an Estate Fish
Bay villa. Suspicious activity.
Sunday, July 11
12:08 a.m. A citizen r/ an activated alarm at Wharfside Vil-
lage. Activated alarm.
12:38 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police as-
sistance to remove a friend from her residence. Police assistance.
11:30 a.m. A visitor from Missouri p/r that his parked rental
car was struck. Auto accident.
12:00 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ that his vehicle was
broken into and items were removed. Grand larceny.
6:20 p.m. Badge #730 p/r that he discovered a .38 revolver on
7/6/10 at about 12:30 a.m. on the floor of the rear seat of PD 214.
Recovered firearm.
Monday, July 12
4:27 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident on the barge. Auto
accident.
5:29 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/requesting police assistance.
Police assistance.
Tuesday, July 13
11:35 a.m. A George Simmonds Terrace resident c/r that her
grandchildren were left at her residence without her permission.
Police assistance.
1:02 p.m. A citizen c/r a possible drowning at Cinnamon Bay.
Police assistance.
5:30 p.m. An employee of Denzil Clyne Rental Car c/r a dis-
turbance. Police assistance.
Wednesday, July 14
6:29 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with a male
who is throwing garbage in the road. Police assistance.
3:53 p.m. A citizen p/r that he lost his wallet. Lost wallet.
8:34 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Coral
Bay. Auto accident.
10:18 p.m. A citizen c/r a female screaming for help in Coral
Bay. Disturbance of the peace.
Thursday, July 15
7:40 a.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r that her two sons are
fighting. Disturbance of the peace, D.V
10:02 a.m. An employee of JJ's Restaurant c/r that a male was
causing trouble and needed to be removed. Police assistance.
Friday, July 16
8:55 a.m. A citizen p/r that his stepson destroyed his Carnival
booth. Destruction of property.







14 St. John Tradewinds, July 19-25, 2010


Community Calendar



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


Monday, July 19
A Town Meeting is planned
for Monday, July 19, from 6 to
9 p.m. at the Westin Resort and
Villas ballroom.
Thursday, July 22
The Economic Development
Authority will be hosting a se-
ries 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 Thursday, July 22.
Thursday, July 22
The public is invited to join
the St. John Film Society for its
first Classic Film Night. The
group will host a free screening
of "Casablanca," on the third
floor of The Marketplace on
Thursday, July 22 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 25
V.I. Summer Creative Writ-
ing Program founder and direc-
tor Coreen Samuel is offering a
workshop for adults at the Wes-
tin Resort ballroom between 2
and 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 25.
Wednesday, July 28
All construction workers
and building contractors are


invited to learn how to install
erosion control blankets. Train-
ing and a demonstration will
be on Wednesday, July 28 at a
location and time in Coral Bay.
Call the Coral Bay Community
Council office at 776-2099, and
leave a name and contact infor-
mation to reserve a place and
find out the actual location.
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 youth taking part
in the Virgin Islands Sum-
mer Creative Writing Program
Young Writers Camp at St.
John School of the Arts will
share their work during a pro-
gram on Friday, July 30, at 10
a.m. The public is invited to
come out and hear what the
children have composed during
the program at SJSA.


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


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Business Directory


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

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com
kathy@dislandgetawaysinc.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
Always on...only on... St. John!


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


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


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@damericanparadise.com

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


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


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

Islandia Real Estate


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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
Executive Director


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pool villa on the edge of unde-
veloped parkr land with fabiuous
ocean views and breezes.
Stroll via pathway to secluded
white sand beach from this
oversized lot. Very successful
rental home with plans for an
additional 2x2 villa. Price
reduced to $1,6%O.OI


- I neo Lasuw is a one-Is -a- inc
property with a startling vista
that few homes can match- A
seduded enclave bordering
National Park lands. this villa
was lovingly hand-buit by fhe
designer over eight years. Since
iLrs cornpiebon in 1995 this
treasure has become a popular
rental. Words nor pictures can
describe the other-worldly
feeling of romance, spirit and
magic that is SIL John's litte
castle, $1.485,000.00


"nIone rorr I nis new using
in Estate Hansen Bay on St-
Jonn's quiet East End has lerrfic
views north over Long Bay, west
to Rams Head and south to St.
Croix. The cottage is on the
lower section of the lot with a
large, level site for a main house
above. Other features include
end of the road privacy, solar
power and mature plants with a
drip watering system. There is
deeded access to a waterfront
lot with dock, $675,000.


"Collbrl" Superb sulnses and wvaer views from Ihis Ihree bedroom
waterfront home in Great Cruz Bay. Features include native
stonework, large pool deck with gazebo, masonry construction, air
conditioning, water views from every room and pool, and lots of room
for expansion. Deeded rights to beach and dinghy landing A
complete refurbishing has just been completed, including expansion
of interior space and a completely new chefs kitchen. $3,795,000.
"Limin' Time" The perfect Caribbean cottage with a sandy pocket
beach on Great Cruz Bay & a very large pool & deck. Completely
redesigned and refurtshed in 2009, Limin' Time is better than new &
p 1 ready to move in with new high end fixtures, furnishings,new pool &
a perfect location in this well established neighborhood. Keep your
d. -yacht moored within sight & just pull your dinghy up on your own
Li property, Swim and snorkel without driving. $1.75M
F a"Amorita" A beautiful, all masonry home in upscale Chocolate Hole
has large pool deck with spa and faces southeast to catch the
trade nd breezes Water viewsof Hart Bay and the South Shore and
just minutes from Cruz Bay and a short walk to the Wesrhn Reson
Features include mahogany trim, hand painted sinks, stone arches
and vaulted cypress ceilings, screened gallery, arched courtyard
entrance, fruit trees, and deeded access to two beaches. $899,000.

S"Sundance & Moongso" Two houses for the price of one in
desirable Estate Chocolate Hole. Both Sundance and Moonsong are
successful short term rentals within walking distance to Hart Bay
beach and just a few minutes from Cruz Bay on paved roads.
Sundance is 3 bedrooms with a pool & spa with a large sundeck.
Moonsong is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with a spa. $1,495,000
"Mango Terrace Condos" Construction completed in late 2009.
Located in Cruz Bay 2.3 &4, bedrooms available A/C walk to Frank
Bay beach & town. Great water views, stainless appBiances, large
shared pool and sun deck travertine granite counter lops & private
laundry Some of the most spacious condos on St John Only 20%
down 1825,000 to $1.35M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunityl
Buy one 1/4 ownersnip Contact Islandia for details Time is now for
a great buy" Easy financing available
"Carolina Cottage" Really cule two bedroom house with nice water
views of Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole. Faces east to catch the
cooling trade wind breezes. Paved driveway and parking area Partial
furnishings included. A nice location close to Coral Bay with large
deck and room to expand or add a pool. Space below could be
converted to another bedroom. $575,000

DEVELOPMENTICOMMERCIAL PROPERTIES: Hansen Bay 7A is an 18 acre parcel with studies
done and a 15 lot sub division permit. All lots have water views and breezes and 4 lots are on the
flat top of a ridge with almost 360 degree views. Just reduced from $3.18M to $2.99M. Estate
Zootenvaal 20 acres over looking the marine preserve at Bork Creek just east of Coral Bay $7M.
Adjoining 6 acre parcel with 4 cottages and white sand beach also available. Little Plantation with
over 7 acres with preliminary subdivison permit and road cut to the top of the property. Great water
views to the British Vrgins from every lot now just $19M.M NEW Five Acres Above Newfound
Bay Make an Offer. One acre subdividable parcel on Bordeaux Mt. with great views for $1.1 M
"Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income with this
aparrmeantludio duplex. Good neighborhood, quiet area. only five minutes to town and walking
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vides privacy, comfort & exquisite detail. The gated entry 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.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
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 cottage is ideal for a caretaker. $3,100,000
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. Adjoining parcel
also available
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, le 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.
CRUZ BAYTOWN-Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 1/2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, /2 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS Outstanding views. $299K & $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.
ESTATE FISH BAY- Many parcels to choose from, start-
ing at $125K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA / EMMAUS Time to buy.
Affordable lots, with water views, $95k and up.


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Privacy is paa-
mount...Contem-
poraly gated estate
features open floor
plan with extensive
common areas, 2
pools, luxuriousmas-
ter suite, 6 additional
bdrms. Private dockp
$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-
ter views.
Flexible
floorplan
features 4
bdrms plus
$1,200,000 cottage.


e o classic
style. 4
bedrooms,
4.5 baths,
walk to the
beach and
greatviews
0 make this
a super
$5,750,000 package.
"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
This gentle
parcel fea-
tures a
bedroom, 2
bathroom
homewhich
is bordered
by National
S685.000 Park.


8,000 sq. ft. villa close to Cruz Bay, 6 I
bdrms, 6.5 baths, designer detail and
furnishings
through-
Spectacular
views of I
Pillsbury
Sound & St.
$3,780,000 Thomas.
"86 FISH BAY" WHY PAY RENT? Af-
fordable home with income producing
apartment has ocean & mountain views,
extensive
native
stonework
with hard-
wood ac-
cents and
an open
$350.000 floor plan.


ion for development, walk to beach home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
Sand town overlooking
Masonry 2x2 Hart Bay.
home on .58 3 bedroom
ac. Combina- popular
tion of R-4 & rental with
W-1 zoning one of the
allows for con- best views
dos or comrn- of the south
$2,999,000 mercial uses. $2,300,000 shore.

IIQUE OPPORTUNITY to own an "GRANDE BAY RESORT" CONDO
ITIRE YEAR at the Westin in a de- Charming, beautifully furnished 1
luxe 2 bdrm bdrm/1 bath condo located along the
townhouse waterfront of Cruz
unit. This Bay. Great harbor
turn-key in- view, easy access
v e s t m e n t to restaurants,
opportunity shops and galler-
has a proven ies. Deeded under-
$1,150,000 rental history. $599,000 ground parking.


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

"CORAL BREEZE" Well kept 2 br, 2
be condo live in or continue successful
short term rental. Beautiful views of Great
Cruz Bay & beyond.
Convenient to town
& recently added
common pool and
deck make Bethany
Condos unit 6 a
$525,000 great investment.


"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-
"LCHOCOLATE HOLE" HILLTOP; Breezes and views dividabe borders Nationa Park AMAZNG VEWS
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 to St. Thomas. $385,000. diidable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS!
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning WATE T &
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,avaiable from $699,000
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large pool & hot tub $2,595,000 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,595,000 2BR/2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000 plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 suites. $1,990,000 all on one level, Central A/C. $2,595,000
HOMES


NEW SUSANNABERG! New masonry
home on FLAT lot plus separate rental
cottage. Borders National Park. $750,000
NEW! ISLANDS END 5BR/5 5BA home on
the serene East End Completely renovated
HOA common parcel with dock $1,995,000
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
BAREFOOT New 2 m, 1.5 bath
guest cotta.eighborhood.
$599,000. S


SOLAR POWERED BED & BREAKFAST!
"Garden By The Sea" is a quaint Caribbean
home. Spacious owners' apartment and 3
income producing A/C units. $1,800,000.
MULTI UNIT 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry
home overlooking Carolina Valley Ideal starter
home w/2nd unit for rental income $679,000
Adjacent cottage available for $279,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 BRs,
elegant furnishings,multilevel plan offers
privacy. $1,499,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
see the impressive recent renovations
$1,095,000.
CRUZ BAY Prime.75 acre property, 3 bdrm
with pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4 and
suited for development. $2,950,000


PERFECT PLACE TO STAY ACCORDING
TO BUDGETTRAVEL.COM. 3 BR, 3 BA gem,
hot tub and views overlooking Rendezvous
Bay, Caribbean cute $699,000
CHATEAU MARGOT A private gated
compound located in Spice Hill, knock-your-
socks-off views, 5 bdrms + guest cottage. 2
acres. $2,195,000.
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa
in Peter Bay. Sweeping views, deeded walking
path to the beach, 4 BR/5 BA $7,450,000
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above Rendezvous Bay Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance $3,895,000
WATERFRONT RETREAT Privateer Bay.
3BR/3BA masonry beach house steps from
the water. Paved roads & u/g utilities.
$975,000


MAMEY PEAK 1.05 acres, 1x1 Main
House and 1x1 Guest Cottage. Flat slope and
stunning views. One of a kind fixer upper!!!
$795,000
UPPER CAROLINA 3 J~A. Expansive
views. Master sutjil & kitchen on
upper leave l lWias 2 BR, living area &
kitchen. A/CPriced to sell. $675,000
ZOOTENVAAL! Newly built multi unit
tasteful masonry home sited on 1.36 FLAT
acres. Expand or subdivide. Private with large
yard. $925,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH
"Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower
3BR beach house. $2,895,000
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
while gazing out upon excellent bay views
Lush tropical gardens 3 BR/2BA $1,295,000


RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving
board, & wet bar). Mature landscaping.
$1,399,000
COTTAGE Great starter home with room to
expand. Adjacent parcel with 2 unit masonry
home also available. $279,000
BLUE CARIBE Successful short term
rental home with gourmet kitchen and with
views of Coral Bay harbor. $615,000
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore
beaches, cooling breezes $1,990,000.
FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms.
$1,235,000


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Islands Magazine
Features
St. John Couple
As Living Ideal
Ex-Pat Life
Continued from Page 7
including a shot of the couple at
Sheila's Pot food stand with Sheila
Liburd herself.
After the photographs were
taken, writer Dave Hemdon came
down to Love City and spent a day
with the Schlesingers.
"He came down to the island
and was scouting St. John, so we
decided to be his tour guides for
the day," said Karin Schlesinger.
"We took a day off, which was
fantastic for us, and we went all
over the island from Sloop Jones
to Sheila's Pot downtown. A photo
of us at Sheila's is in the spread
which is really fun, she's such a
sweetie."
The couple also showed Hem-
don the finer points of wine sam-
pling, bringing him to the Wine
Club gathering at Ocean Grill.
"We wanted him to meet some
locals and enjoy the island," said
Karin Schlesinger.
The Schlesingers are thrilled
with the exposure although they
were a bit surprised by being re-
ferred to as "semi-retired," despite
routinely working 12 hour days,
Karin Schlesinger explained.
"The final draft is definitely dif-
ferent from the initial draft that we
saw," she said. "Apparently they
needed to make us fit the concept
they were going for with us being
semi-retired and relaxing."
Despite the poetic license taken
by the writer, the Schlesingers are
pleased with the central message
of the piece.
"We really just wanted them to
show how St. John is a great place
to live and a great place to settle,"
said Karin Schlesinger. "It's a
great place to come and live your
dreams."
The Schlesingers are definitely
living their dreams. For more in-
formation on the Schlesingers
check out their website www.trop-
icalfocus.com and be sure to check
out their blog.




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