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St. John Woman Dies in Miami Hospital
of Complications Attributed to Dengue
St. John Tradewinds
A St. John resident died in a Florida hospital on Friday, August 20,
from complications attributed to dengue fever after being transferred
from the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas, a medical
source told St. John Tradewinds.
The 47-year-old woman, who worked in the island's tourism indus-
try, reportedly had been admitted to the SRMC on Thursday, August 19,
before being transferred to a Miami-area hospital where she died early
Friday morning, according to the Tradewinds source, a medical profes-
sional who is not affiliated with either hospital.
There are approximately six reported cases of dengue fever on St.
Thomas, two cases on St. John and several thousand similar cases have
been reported in Puerto Rico this month, according to the source.
Spokespersons for SRMC and the Florida hospital could not be
reached for comment over the weekend.
Zoning Revision Meeting August 24
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources will be con-
ducting meetings with interested groups and the general public for
discussion and feedback on the revision of the 1972 Zoning and
Subdivision Code, and consideration for development of a Form
Based Code for the territory.
On St. John, the public is invited to attend a meeting on Tues-
day, August 24, at St. Ursula's Multi-Purpose Center from 6 to 8
Free Workshop on Permitting Process
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources' Division
of Coastal Zone Management invites all interested persons to par-
ticipate in a free workshop.
The workshop titled "The CZM Permitting Process Workshop:
Preparing a Coastal Zone Management Permit Application," will
be on St. Thomas on August 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Small
Business Development Training Center in Nisky Center.
The workshop is free and open to local government agencies,
architects, engineers, draftsmen, contractors, community organi-
zations and other interested persons. The workshop will provide
information about minor and major CZM development permit ap-
plications, the permit review process, local and federal consisten-
cy regulatory updates, and compliance with approved CZM permit
Space is limited, so contact Heather Hitt at 774-3320 ext. 5117
or via e-mail at email@example.com to register.
Coral Bay Community Organic Garden
Groundbreaking Is Set for August 26
Department of Agriculture officials are hosting a groundbreak-
ing ceremony for the Coral Bay Organic Garden Community Proj-
ect, located at #11 Estate Carolina, on Thursday, August 26, from
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
JESS Mandatory Meeting for Parents,
Guardians and Staff on August 29
The Julius E. Sprauve School is hosting a mandatory meeting
on Sunday, August 29, at the Westin Resort and Villas at 5:30 p.m.
In-house registration will be conducted and school fees collected.
All parents, guardians, faculty and staff are asked to attend this
important mandatory meeting. Refreshments will be served.
St. John Tradewinds, August 23-September 5, 2010 3
Three More Lionfish Caught in St. John Waters
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Three more lionfish were spotted and
captured off St. John recently, bringing the
total number of the invasive predatory fish
found in local waters to seven.
The first of the recent lionfish haul was
captured in 60 feet of water at Lameshur
Bay, according to V.I. National Park's Chief
of Resource Management Rafe Boulon.
The second fish was nabbed in 10 feet
of water at Solomon Bay and the third was
found in about six feet of water in Fish Bay,
All three of the fish measured between
five and six inches long, meaning they were
juveniles, just like the first four lionfish
caught off St. John were.
Since no adult lionfish which can grow
to more than 15 inches in size have been
found in waters off Love City, scientists be-
lieve they are drifting into the local area.
"All we've found so far are juveniles
still," said Boulon. "That is an indication
that they are drifting in as larvae and grow-
ing up here."
Scientists are watching the increasing
numbers of captured lionfish with wary
eyes. The fish, which are native to the Pa-
cific, have no natural predators in the Atlan-
tic Ocean or Caribbean Sea and have been
wreaking havoc on reefs north of the Antil-
The first lionfish in the territory was
caught off St. Croix in 2008. Since then, the
big island has seen the highest number of
the species, with divers capturing about 20
specimens. Several more have been speared
in waters off St. Thomas as well.
Lionfish prey on reef fish and can deci-
mate native fish populations in a frighten-
ingly short amount of time. The Bahamas
have seen the number of lionfish skyrocket
to about 1,000 an acre, while local reef fish
populations have dwindled to near extinc-
tion, Boulon explained.
By devouring reef fish populations, the li-
onfish are also potentially devastating to the
already vulnerable local coral species.
"Reef fish play an important role in the
St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of VINP
VINP officials net another lionfish
in local waters.
health of coral by eating algae," said Bou-
lon. "The fish are the first to go, then if there
are no fish, the reef tends to suffer because
of algae growth."
While the long-term impacts of lionfish
are difficult to predict, the future does not
look rosy to local scientists.
"Long-term, it's hard to say what the
impact these fish will have," said Boulon.
"It depends on how dense the population
becomes. They do pose a huge threat to the
coral reef ecosystem of the Virgin Islands."
"The native fish populations are essen-
tially defenseless in the face of this threat,"
Boulon said. "And once established, lionfish
are very difficult to control."
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad-
ministration officials, however, are launch-
ing an ambitious new campaign designed to
reduce the Atlantic Ocean lionfish popula-
Through their "eat lionfish" campaign
(see related story on this page) NOAA offi-
cials are working with chefs, fishermen and
wholesalers to promote a culinary market for
the edible, and reportedly delectable, fish.
In the meantime, divers and swimmers
are urged to carry a lionfish identifying
marker red flagging tape tied to a simple
washer at all times. Lionfish spines are
extremely poisonous, so inexperienced div-
ers who spot a lionfish are encouraged to
deploy the marker and report the sighting to
Boulon at 693-8950, extension 224.
Lionfish markers are available at the
Friends of VINP Store in Mongoose Junc-
Save a Reef Eat a Lionfish
More Fishing, Higher Consumption Could Reverse Lionfish Invasion
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As divers continue capturing li-
onfish in local waters (see related
story on this page), National Oce-
anic and Atmospheric Administra-
tion officials are taking a unique
approach to combat the potentially
devastating spread of the species.
A new study looking at how
to curb the rapid growth of lion-
fish, suggests that approximately
27 percent of mature lionfish will
have to be removed monthly for
one year to reduce its population
growth rate to zero, according to
information from NOAA.
But there is good news. The in-
vasive fish happens to be delicious
-and NOAAis encouraging chefs
to find new ways to introduce it to
Lionfish are native to the west-
ern and central Pacific Ocean, but
have established themselves from
North Carolina to South America.
They are a popular aquarium fish
that were likely first released in
Florida waters in the mid-1980s.
Since then, the species has
spread rapidly. Scientists and pub-
lic officials are seriously concerned
"Lionfish represent the first reef fish invader
to become established in the Atlantic, but as
we know from history, invasive species are a
persistent problem. Understanding the factors
involved in the spread of lionfish may help us
be better prepared for future invasions."
Dr. James Morris, marine ecologist,
NOAA's Center for Coastal Fisheries & Habitat Research
at the effect lionfish are having on
reef ecosystems, since this preda-
tor is capable of rapid population
growth and outcompeting native
fish for food and territory.
"This study offers us the first
target for fishing and other local
control efforts such as lionfish der-
bies," said Lad Akins, director of
operations for the Reef Environ-
mental and Education Foundation,
an organization of divers and ma-
rine enthusiasts who are working
to combat the lionfish problem.
The effort to fish down the spe-
cies has already begun. Caribbean
nations such as the Turks and Ca-
icos Islands are encouraging wide-
spread fishing for lionfish by insti-
tuting year-long tournaments with
cash prizes for the most lionfish
Authorities are also encourag-
ing a local market for the species,
whose delicate white flesh tastes
similar to a snapper or grouper.
NOAA scientists concur that de-
veloping a market for lionfish is
one of the only ways to substan-
tially reduce their numbers.
To this end, NOAA has devel-
oped an "Eat Lionfish" campaign
that brings together fishing com-
munities, wholesalers, and chefs in
an effort to broaden U.S. consum-
ers' awareness of this delicious
While the study represents a
significant step forward in under-
standing how to turn the tide of
the invasion, the study's authors
warned that more work is needed
to understand the ecological effects
of lionfish, track the population,
and develop control strategies.
"Lionfish represent the first
reef fish invader to become es-
tablished in the Atlantic, but as
we know from history, invasive
species are a persistent problem,"
said Dr. James Morris, a marine
ecologist with NOAA's Center for
Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Re-
search. "Understanding the factors
involved in the spread of lionfish
may help us be better prepared for
The study's recommendation
of a 27 percent monthly reduction
represents a major fishing effort
which may not be feasible in some
areas, such as the expansive areas
where lionfish have become estab-
lished off the southeast U.S. coast,
but which may be possible in areas
where lionfish habitat is more con-
The study, a collaboration be-
tween scientists from NOAA and
North Carolina State University,
can be found in the June 2010 is-
sue of "Biological Invasions."
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Animal Care Center Is in Dire Need
Of Funding To Keep Shelter Open
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Despite countless hours of work
and tireless fundraising efforts, the
Animal Care Center of St. John is
in dire financial straits and needs
emergency help from the commu-
nity in order to keep the doors to
its no-kill animal shelter open.
In addition to staffing and run-
ning the no-kill shelter, the orga-
nization spays and neuters home-
less animals and supplies food to
the many unowned cats living in
the bush through feeding stations
placed across the island.
The seeds for the current asso-
ciation were originally sown in the
late 1980s and while the ACC has
suffered its share of reorganiza-
tions and changing staff and board
members, the group has remained
a steadfast advocate for animal
rights and humane animal care.
The ACC is a 501(c)3 non-prof-
it organization with every dime
donated going directly to cover
shelter expenses. The ACC Board
of Directors is all volunteer.
The group's no-kill shelter is
currently at capacity with officials
caring for 13 dogs, five puppies,
14 cats and 27 kittens.
While the ACC receives a small
government grant and hosts three
major fundraisers a year, those
fundraisers have been trending
Several dogs and cats
are available for adoption.
down and with operating expenses
topping $13,000 a month, the or-
ganization is plainly broke, ac-
cording to board member Jennifer
"We're in a funding emergen-
cy," said Dale. "We run through
$13,000 a month on shelter man-
agement labor, veterinary bills,
medicine and food and then in
addition to that there are the typi-
cal business expenses of rent and
utilities. Literally our coffers are
Although the ACC is well-sup-
ported by the St. John community,
dwindling funds coming in com-
bined with skyrocketing costs have
put the organization in its current
financial crisis, Dale explained.
"The fundraisers have been
trending down and this does not
mean that people don't care or that
we're not doing a good job," Dale
said. "We're working harder now
than ever. We're simply not pull-
ing in the money."
The board has been cutting
costs wherever possible and work-
ing tirelessly, but even with its
penny-pinching, costs are piling
up and the budget gap is growing,
"Our strategy has been to cut
expenses and that is what we've
been doing and continue to do,"
she said. "But at this point we're
talking about the need to make
some really difficult decisions
about what medical situations we
can afford to treat."
While the full financial picture
just recently came into focus, the
ACC board is aware that it needs
to change it course, Dale added.
"The Board is aware that our
funding strategy is not working
and we are quickly regrouping to
address all of the shelter's issues,"
she said. "We're not perfect, al-
though I wish we were. The ACC
Board, the shelter workers, and ev-
ery single volunteer has made tre-
mendous efforts to get to this point
and I don't want anyone to think it
hasn't been worth it."
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Access to North Shore Road at King Hill, above, was closed for almost four days as
officials cleared an oil and diesel spill.
Oil Slick from Flipped Dump Truck Closes
Section of North Shore Road for Four Days
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay residents had a dif-
ficult time getting to the beach the
second weekend in August and it
had nothing to do with the weath-
After a dump truck loaded with
asphalt flipped over at the King
Hill switchback and spilled its
load, diesel and hydraulic oil on
the steep hill, V.I. National Park
officials closed that section of the
road for almost four days.
While the asphalt was headed
to contractor Island Roads the
company which is re-paving the
entire roadway through the VINP
- road workers weren't expecting
the load to come barreling down
The truck had traveled along
Centerline Road and turned onto
North Shore Road at the Colom-
bo Yogurt Stand. The Cheyenne
heavy equipment dump truck lost
control and flipped on its side tra-
versing the steep switchback near
the turn-off to Annaberg, Francis
and Maho Bay Camps on Friday
afternoon August 13, according to
VINP Chief Ranger Lloyd Morris.
"It happened on King Hill Road
around 2 p.m. on August 13," said
Morris. "It was a Cheyenne heavy
equipment truck that flipped over.
He lost control at the corer on the
steep hill and he lost quite a bit of
fluids, oil and diesel, on the road
"It happened on
King Hill Road around
2 p.m. on August 13.
It was a Cheyenne
truck that flipped
over. He lost control
at the corner on the
steep hill and he lost
quite a bit of fluids,
oil and diesel, on the
-VINP Chief Ranger Lloyd Morris
Officials removed the truck,
but had no means of absorbing the
slick at that time so VINP officials
decided to close the roadway from
the turnoff at Centerline Road,
"We don't have a dump truck
loaded with sand to absorb that
oil," he said. "So we put out a call
for Island Roads to come and as-
sist us. They weren't available at
"No one was available to as-
sist us until Monday," Morris said.
"We had the whole area closed for
safety reasons for the weekend. We
know it was an inconvenience for
a number of folks, but we wanted
to fix the problem correctly."
Officials didn't reopen the oil-
slicked section of North Shore
Road until around noon on Mon-
day, August 16.
The dump truck operator re-
portedly leapt from the vehicle and
no serious injuries were reported.
The most damaging fallout from
the incident besides the hassle
for beach-lovers having to drive
to Cruz Bay to access North Shore
Road will probably hit the local
"There was not a whole lot of
damage," said VINP's Chief of
Resource Management Rafe Bou-
lon. "A few trees took a hit, mostly
tyre palms. The road was chewed
up a bit too from the truck, but that
area is going to be re-paved again
Most of the oil and diesel re-
mained on the roadway, instead of
cascading down the hillside, ex-
"Much of the oil stayed on the
road which is better than going
into the soil where it would cause
degradation," said the VINP Chief
Ranger. "It somewhat minimized
VINP officials will check the
area for soil contamination and re-
vegetate the site with native plants
and trees, VINP Superintendent
Mark Hardgrove added.
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After being without a chief
ranger for several years, VI. Na-
tional Park officials welcomed ca-
reer ranger Lloyd Morris aboard in
Originally hailing from the
small Louisiana town of Clouti-
erville, Morris, 51, first learned
about the National Park Service as
an undergraduate at Southern Uni-
versity in Baton Rouge.
After accepting an internship at
Voyageurs National Park in Inter-
national Falls, Minnesota, Morris
grew intrigued with the govern-
"One thing is that the NPS is all
about preservation and I love that
aspect of it," said the VINP's new
chief ranger. "We like to preserve
things for people to see not only
from previous generations, but
from future generations too. We
are the leaders who try to preserve
areas like the VINP and Coral Reef
"OftenwhenI talk to my friends,
they like the pay they receive for
their jobs, but they despise their
jobs," said Morris. "They don't
enjoy what they do. Most of us
who work for the NPS, tend to en-
joy what we do because we're pre-
serving and protecting something
that is considered a treasure."
After graduating from college
in the late 1970s, Morris accepted
a full time position at Jefferson
National Historical Site, or Gate-
way Arch as most people know the
Morris then made the move
to the Atlanta metropolitan area
where he put in stints at the Chat-
tahoochee River National Recre-
ation Area and Martin Luther King
Jr. National Historic Site before
settling at Kennesaw Mountain
National Battlefield Park.
Before moving to St. John, the
chief ranger worked at Kennesaw
Mountain since 2000, except for a
five month detail as acting super-
intendent at Horseshoe Bend Na-
tional Military Park in Alabama.
Morris actually declined the
VINP post when it was first of-
fered, he explained.
"I was first offered this position
last August, but I turned it down
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because I wasn't keen on relo-
cating the family and everything
and I didn't think it was a good
time," said Morris. "The job was
re-announced in the winter and I
thought it was a good idea to give
it another look. I felt like this was
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The park ranger moved to St.
John with his wife and two chil-
dren in early June. Today, how-
ever, Morris lives alone since his
eldest daughter returned to college
in St. Louis and his wife and son
moved back to Atlanta this month.
"My daughter went back to col-
lege and my wife is a real estate
agent and she was here with my
son as well," said Morris. "My
wife decided that the market here
was more flat-lined than anything
and my son, who is starting middle
school, really wanted to go back to
school with his friends."
"So they're back inAtlanta now,
but they'll be going back and forth
and we'll make it work," Morris
said. "I think I'll be seeing a lot of
family members. My family and
my wife's family all feel they have
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St. John Tradewinds, August 23-September 5, 2010 7
Veterans Affairs Opens St. John Clinic at MKSCHC
Grand Opening Is Scheduled for Wednesday, September 1
By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Starting next month, veterans on St. John
will no longer be forced to travel to St.
Thomas for medical tests and lab work.
After years of effort, Love City's Ameri-
can Legion Post 131 members, working with
VI. Veterans Affairs and their federal VA
partners, were able to pave the way for vet-
erans to see doctors and get lab work done
at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health
American Legion Post 131 members, VI.
VA officials and federal VA representatives
will host a grand opening ceremony for the
new services on Wednesday, September 1, at
Before this, the estimated 200 veterans on
St. John had to travel to the St. Thomas VA
clinic just to see a doctor. While the services
available to veterans at MKSCHC will be
limited, they will be about the same available
to veterans through the St. Thomas clinic.
"The VA on the federal side is opening
the veterans clinic inside the Myrah Keat-
ing Smith Community Health Center," said
Keishell Daniel, the V.I. VA coordinator for
St. Thomas and St. John. "The same services
that are available on St. Thomas will now be
available on St. John for our veterans. We've
been working on this for a while now, so it's
great to see it happening."
While Puerto Rico remains the closest VA
hospital for veterans in the Virgin Islands
who need more in-depth medical attention or
procedures, having the ability to just go to
MKSCHC for a doctor's appointment is ex-
pected to make life much easier for St. John
"Post 131 started working on this back
in 2007 as a needed thing for our veterans,"
said American Legion Post 131 retired com-
mander Jerry Runyon. "I cannot believe this
is finally happening. The wait was worth it."
"I hope that our veterans take advantage
of the services available here now," Runyon
In addition to the grand opening at MK-
SCHC on September 1, American Legion,
Department of Labor, National Guard Sur-
"The same services that are
available on St. Thomas will
now be available on St. John
for our veterans."
Keishell Daniel, V.I. VA coordinator for STT/STJ
vivor Outreach Services, COAST and other
veterans service organizations will host an
outreach fair in Cruz Bay's Franklin Powell
Park starting at 10 a.m.
"We'll be sharing information in reference
to veterans and employment skills and train-
ing," said Kyan Harley, Department of La-
bor's veteran's employment representative.
"We want to let veterans know what services
are out there for them. We'll distribute infor-
mation about the services we have to get vet-
erans back in the work force."
The road to realizing veterans services on
St. John was a long and difficult one which
took years of work by many different people,
according to Runyon.
"I'd like to congratulate our past com-
manders because they all worked on this and
are to be thanked for getting services on St.
John for St. John veterans," said Runyon.
Runyon thanked American Legion Post
131 Past Commanders Harry Daniel, Will
Henderson and Elmo Rabsatt, Past Post
Commander and Present Post Historian Au-
brey Sewer, Post Auxiliary President Marie
Lett, Department of VA chief of staff Sandra
Garcia Lopel and VA Caribbean Healthcare
System's Dr. Mimm.
"They are really to be thanked for all the
work they put into this over the years," said
While officials are still working out de-
tails of the services like how many days
the clinic will be staffed and what services
exactly will be available VA representa-
tives expected to know more by the grand
opening on September 1.
For more information about the upcoming
VA clinic on St. John call 774-6674. For in-
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VIPD Targeting Impaired Drivers
During Enforcement Campaign
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. Police Department is once again target-
ing impaired drivers on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St.
John during the National Enforcement Crackdown on
Impaired Driving Campaign.
VIPD Commissioner Novelle Francis announced
the campaign which began Friday, August 20, and
ends Labor Day Monday, September 6. This cam-
paign is a collaborative effort between the VIPD, Of-
fice of Highway Safety and other law enforcement
agencies throughout the United States.
The goal of this campaign is to save lives by pre-
venting traffic fatalities and impaired driving, ex-
"Our message to motorists is simple and unwaver-
ing if you get caught driving while impaired, you
will be arrested," he said. "No exceptions."
Last fiscal year officers made 121 impaired driving
arrests as of July 2010, and will be conducting more
arrests in support of the national crackdown. Sadly,
two traffic fatalities were recorded in the territory for
"We will be out in force to get more drunk drivers
off the road and save lives that might otherwise be
lost," said the VIPD Commissioner.
The use of alcohol increases during holiday cel-
ebrations and other activities. VIPD officers will be
out in record numbers to help keep the roadways safe
and the entire community can get involved by dialing
911 to report drunk drivers.
The campaign includes visible enforcement check-
points as well as education and prevention tips for the
Virgin Islands motoring community. Once the cam-
paign ends the public will be notified of the results.
COAST Launching Campaign Against Teen Access to Alcohol
St. John Tradewinds
As teens around the country
return to school, the national We
Don't Serve Teens program is
once again targeting easy teen
access to alcohol. Over the past
two decades, drinking by high
school seniors has dropped sub-
Too many teens still drink
though. A U.S. government sur-
vey shows that most teens do
not pay for the alcohol they con-
sume. Instead, they get it from
older friends or family members
or at parties.
"Most adults support the le-
gal drinking age of 18," said Tio
Livingstone, Council on Alco-
holism and Drug Dependence
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
St. Thomas-St. John
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DO YOU NEED SOMEONE TO GIVE A SECOND CHANCE?
If you answered "Yes" to the question above...
The Reentry Program can help you!
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9:30 AM-12:39 PM
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PO. Box 380, St. Thomas U.S.V.I. 00804
Please Call or Stop in for more information
Eligibility: Recently released 18-40 years old, 90-days out of prison/jail.
Non-violent felony (presenting charge), and no sex offences.
St. Thomas/St. John program
coordinator said. "So if you
learn that someone is thinking of
providing alcohol to teens, tell
them it's a bad idea."
The We Don't Serve Teens
campaign is sponsored by a co-
alition of public and private sec-
tor organizations, including the
Federal Trade Commission.
P.O. BOX 370
CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN
Love City Pan Dragons Enrollment Open
The Love City Pan Dragons
Youth Steel Orchestra will be-
gin its 2010/2011 performance
season on Friday, September 3,
beginning at 5 p.m.
Parents wishing to re-enroll
their children in the program or
to enroll first time participants,
registration will be on Thurs-
day, September 2, from 5 to 7
p.m. at the pan practice room
at the rear of the Department
of Sports and Recreation build-
Orientation will be on Sep-
tember 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. Apar-
ent or guardian must be present
to enroll participants. There is
a $50 registration fee for each
participant. Practices will be on
Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on
Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
St. John Kids And The Sea
needs volunteers for the upcom-
ing season. Sailing experience
is preferred, but not necessary.
The group meets on Saturday
mornings from 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. and is a lot of fun.
Entry-level participants will
kick off rowing and seamanship
in late October, so kayakers or
paddlers are welcome to come
out and share their expertise.
Then the KATS season gets
in full swing. So join the group
on Saturday mornings and have
fun while instructing local chil-
dren about safety at sea.
To volunteer or for more de-
tails call 779-4994 and leave a
message for Vicki Rogers.
Love City Triathlon Will Be September 5
The St. John Land Sharks are hosting the 12th Annual Love
City Triathlon on Sunday, September 5, at 7 p.m. The course starts
at Maho Bay and in addition to the triathlon, there is also an aqua-
thon for participants who wish to only swim and run.
Registration forms are available at The Tap Room at Mongoose
Junction. For more information call 779-1416.
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St. John Tradewinds, August 23-September 5, 2010 9
By Senator Craig Barshinger
A Look at Property Taxes
St. John Tradewinds
This week, I'll share a few comments I prepared
for an interview on the subject of the property tax and
the unique needs on St. John.
What is the main concern for St. John residents
regarding property taxes?
1) The values for St. John properties were fatally
flawed in the court-ordered revaluation of all VI prop-
erties done by Bearing Point in 2005. They were not
off by five or 10 percent, they were off by 300 to 1,600
percent. Taxes based on these false valuations would
force St. John residents from their homes. (The legis-
lature has passed legislation to send out the 2006 tax
bills at the 1998 level, which has bought us a reprieve.
But the valuations must be fixed in the future.)
2) The executive branch wavers in its admission
of the error, thus hampering resolution. My bill, Bill
No. 28-0078 mandates a proper revaluation, and a $1
million appropriation in September 2009 directly to
the Lt. Governor's office (LGO) to fund an expedited,
The LGO failed to complete this in 11 months. Just
last week at the Appropriations and Budget hearing,
I requested an accounting of the $1 million, in writ-
ing, to be delivered to the Chairman and all commit-
tee members. At that time the LGO suddenly reverted
to the position that the St. John values were not in
error, after requesting $1 million to expeditiously fix
the flawed values!
3) St. John residents have banded together and
filed suit in District Court. The executive branch has
refused to acknowledge the problem, even as it fails
to resolve the Berne Ice Plant case in District Court
which has persisted for nearly a decade.
Is the property tax issue different for St. Thom-
as/St. Croix residents?
St. Thomas and St. Croix properties were valued
correctly enough that there were few complaints. In
other words, if a St. Croix property was valued at
$500,000, that property could really fetch $500,000
on the open market. On St. John, there were proper-
ties valued at $3.2 million that could not even sell for
$1 million. St. John values were way off.
Is this an issue that will affect a few people, or
the masses? And how so?
This issue will affect many St. John residents who
are on fixed incomes and have seen their property tax
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Energy Office has
The Virgin Islands
Energy Office has
new locations on St.
Thomas and St. Croix. 1 I b "
The St. Thomas office
is located in the Tutu
Park Mall by the Food
Court. Final arrange-
ments are being made
to open a satellite office
on St. John. Watch the
Tradewinds for the
announcement of a
ACC Flea Market Set for October 23
The Department of Human Services announces a
FREE 12 week training session
for Directors, Managers and board members
of Nonprofit/Faith Based Organizations.
THE WEEKLY SESSIONS WILL BEGIN ON:
September 14, 2010, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Cardiac Center St. Croix
September 16, 2010, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
DHS Video Conference Center St. Thomas
Please call Ms. Warrington at 774-0930 ext 4103 for more information
and registration forms. Space is limited, so register promptly.
This training made available through ARRA
Strengthening Communities Fund for Nonprofit Capacity Building.
Administrative Aid, St. Croix
Contact the Energy Office
on St. Croix and 714-8436
on St. Thomas or visit the
website at vienergy.org
for more information.
St. John Tradewinds
The "No Fleas, Please" annual
event will be on Saturday, October
23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., an-
nounced the St. John Animal Care
Chairwomen Monica Munro
and Karin Schlesinger are plan-
ning a one-day event to be hosted
as usual in the Winston Wells ball
field in Cruz Bay. No plans are be-
ing made to extend the event to a
second day, as has sometimes been
done in the past. While the flea
market will be held under tents,
ACC volunteers are hoping for
No%\ is the time to start bring-
ing your 'No Fleas' donations for
ACC to store," said Munro and
ACC has recently been the re-
cipient of a large trailer that will
be used to store large items such
as furniture. ACC board member
Oriel Smith obtained the storage
trailer for ACC, and Gifft Hill
School officials have granted per-
mission for it to be located on their
Since furniture has been a suc-
cessful sales item in past years, the
humane organization is hoping to
once again receive such items as
desks, dressers, tables, mirrors,
chairs and baby furniture, all in
ACC thanks Caneel Bay Resort
for this gift of a permanent storage
unit. In addition, ACC thanks Hank
and Toby Slodden for the loan of a
small SOS (Storage-on-Site) unit
that will be stationed outside the
shelter which is located on the li-
brary access road in Cruz Bay.
The SOS trailer will be for stor-
ing all sorts of smaller items. ACC
President Diana Ripley says,
"We will be accepting store
merchandise, hardware, house-
wares, unbroken tools, books,
kitchen items, pet supplies, small
appliances and electronics that
work, and even clothing," said
ACC president Diana Ripley.
Clothing should be clean, new
or nearly new and, if possible, be
on hangers or in plastic bags.
"No junk, please," said Ripley.
All small items can be brought
directly to the shelter during regu-
lar shelter hours. Shelter Manager
Connie Joseph and her staff will
accept donations and store them in
the SOS unit.
Larger items, such as furniture,
may be taken directly to the large
trailer on the grounds of the Gifft
"Call a board member you
know, who will meet you at the
trailer, open it for you, and help
you load your treasures into it,"
said ACC officer BJ Harris.
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Fuller, John 998-2695
Harris, BJ 513-4670
Hornburger, Dawn 731-267-0895
Jordan, Paul 513-3703
Munro, Monica 776-6641; 776-6674
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If one board member is not
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surely be. The list above includes
the names of the ACC board mem-
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All the money collected at "No
Fleas, Please" is used to house,
feed, and medicate St. John's
homeless animals. While provid-
ing opportunities for St. John resi-
dents to buy good merchandise at
modest prices, "No Fleas, Please"
is primarily a charitable fundraiser
to help the shelter keep its doors
open for the island's homeless
and abused cats, kittens, dogs, and
The ACC's annual flea market
attracts residents from all over the
island as well as some from St.
Thomas. Both adults and children
benefit from it.
In the past three years, island
grandparents have told Children's
Table volunteer John Campbell
that the clean, working, and al-
most-new toys and games have
provided wonderful Christmas
presents for the younger members
of their families. This fourth an-
nual "No Fleas, Please" continues
ACC's commitment to serving the
entire St. John community.
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St. John Tradewinds
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John is the newly completed eight-
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the concrete three-story plus loft
development offers the utmost in
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Designed and built by Delbert
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the St. Johnian's years of develop-
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and construction to the decor and
amenities, Parsons didn't cut any
corners, and it shows.
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds
A Response to Steven Bass
Mr. Steven Bass,
If you do not believe in abortion DON'T GET ONE.
Anne Marie Porter
The front page of the August 9 through 22 edition of St. John
Tradewinds included the incorrect date for the 12th Annual Love
City Triathlon. The triathlon is on Sunday, September 5.
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: 16
3rd Degree Burglaries: 70 3rd Degree Burglaries: 52
Grand Larcenies: 67 Grand Larcenies: 40
Rapes: 1 Rapes:
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Judge Hollar Should Recuse Herself from Cockayne Case
We are writing this letter to formally support V.I.
Assistant Attorney General Claude Walker's recent
motion to seek Judge Brenda Hollar's recusal from
a potential third trial for Jahlil Ward, our son Jamie's
Judge Hollar made the statement in open court that
prosecution witness Daryl Martens received "pay-
offs" from our family in exchange for his testimony.
The facts: Daryl Martens contacted us shortly after
being discharged from a correctional facility on St.
Thomas with information that was important. (We did
not seek him out as the court has suggested.)
We immediately attempted to share his contact in-
formation with prosecutor Renee Gumbs-Carty but,
we were unable to reach her. Our lawyer Sean Sum-
mers then contacted SA. Schmidt of the F.B.I. and
relayed the information we had received.
In the meantime, Mr. Martens continued to call me
collect and begged for a calling card or phone so he
could contact us. He also asked if we could help him
with a place to stay he was frightened, helpless and
had nowhere to go.
Our goal at that point was to keep him available
to speak to the authorities. He made a promise to re-
imburse us once his parents, who were abroad at the
time, returned to California. In July 2007, we were
beside ourselves with grief for our child, brother, and
friend who had been cut down on the streets of Cruz
Bay. I was an easy mark if ,in fact, Martens was trying
to take advantage of our family.
We were unable to get anyone including the
F.B.I. to take his statement. Therefore, we asked
Iris Kern if she would try to help facilitate a meet-
ing between Gumbs-Carty and Martens. Unable at the
time to arrange that meeting, I requested Iris Kern to
speak to him herself.
It took a few days to set up a meeting during which
we continued to give Mr. Martens shelter at a local
motel. These details are important because Judge
Hollar referred to what we did as "payoffs," not only
in open court but in local newspapers and in public
records. Additionally, we were tired of being forced
to pay for this man's room and phone.
We did what we thought we had to do in order for
someone of authority take his statement. This gentle-
man was in his late 30s with no job, no place to live
and apparently no friends.
We believed he was trying to do the right thing and
we believed him when he said he would pay us back.
Ms. Kern did speak to him and afterward she was able
to make arrangements for a meeting between Gumbs-
Carty and Martens, but I do not remember how long
it was before Martens finally gave his statement to
As soon as he did I broke off all contact. It was my
belief if the government believed his statement they
would take care and be sure he was safe.
Reward for Tips Leading to a Conviction in the
Case: This was another matter that Judge Hollar
demonstrated a clear bias which undoubtedly influ-
enced the case.
Shortly after our son's murder, we asked V.I. Police
Department Commissioner James McCall for permis-
sion to offer a reward for information leading to the
arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for
this heinous crime.
Commissioner McCall told us we had to get ap-
proval from the Attorney General's Office, which he
agreed to contact on our behalf. Commission McCall
contacted our attorney Sean Summers and gave ap-
proval for us to post the $10,000 reward.
McCall also gave us the phone number for tipsters
to call, which he referred to in the online paper "The
Source," on July 4, 2007. He reported that the Cock-
ayne family had offered a $10,000 award and he was
pleased we were working with the police.
I wish I could think of an appropriate word to de-
scribe the pain Judge Hollar's words have caused us.
We have no recourse. In court, judges can say any-
thing they like. I take exception to the unsubstanti-
ated slurs about us made in front of the jury and then
subsequently printed in newspapers.
We offered the reward way back in 2007 shortly af-
ter Jamie's death. We were convinced someone knew
who killed Jamie, or at least had some information
that would help locate the killers. We hoped someone
would come forward.
We also understood the danger witnesses could be
placing themselves. The two recipients of the award
gave their statements to the police and/or the F.B.I.
before the award was posted. Mr. Ferguson gave a
statement the night of the murder and then fled the
island for fear of retaliation.
Once we found out his name on our own by asking
questions around Cruz Bay we got to work trying to
find out if he would talk to the F.B.I. and our investi-
gators. He refused to speak to anyone unless he could
have an attorney present and he was in no way able or
willing to pay a lawyers fee.
The court should understand we were frantic. Our
youngest child had been stabbed to death, I tell you I
was not interested in anything but to help find Jamie's
killer. I owed it to Jamie then and I owe it to him
To suggest we would be happy to have just anyone
go to jail to be punished for Jamie's murder is ridicu-
lous. It is a ridiculous assumption for anyone to be-
lieve we did anything at all unsavory. The witnesses'
story never changed and it is incredible to even sug-
gest the awards were anything but above board.
After, and this is really important, after the first
trial and guilty verdicts, we decided as a family that
although no one appeared to expect the reward we
should fulfill our commitment.
We thought it was the right thing to do. As a family
we decided on the two witnesses who came forward
immediately and tried to help Jamie.
The court has repeatedly given the jury and the
community the opinion and made it obvious to all,
that our behavior was an attempt to control the out-
come of a murder trial.
Respectfully, Jean G. Cockayne
During the past month, my wife and I were for-
tunate to attend the Emancipation Celebration on
Tortola. "August Monday" is the holiday set up in
the British Virgin Islands to observe and celebrate
the Emancipation of enslaved Africans on August 1,
The decline of sugar and the migration of most of
the planters weakened the resolve of the remaining
planters against ending slavery which was further dis-
sipated by the promise of compensation. However, all
of the above did not stop some planters from shipping
enslaved Africans out of the British Virgin Islands to
other Caribbean locations where Emancipation was
not imminent including St. John.
August Monday is the focal point of a week-long
observance. On Sunday, August 1, there was a Free-
dom March and Emancipation Service at the Sunday
Morning Well, so named because of its association
with enslaved Africans meeting there to discuss and
plan their freedom.
On the following Monday, a great cultural parade
was held. The parade is different from our St. John
parade. It lacks "over-professionalization" and has a
wonderful "down home" feeling.
Costumes are flashy but they fit. And there is more
than one cultural entry. The August Monday parade
presented a float featuring old time toys of every de-
scription that had no batteries and no circuit boards.
Plus these toys are put together with simple things
found around the home. Floats were built around Cru-
cian ghut flow theme and mangrove monsters. Great
The only notice I saw of activities on St. John on
July 3rd Emancipation Day was on the Schedule of
Events. It listed "Cultural Day" at 3 p.m. at the Frank-
lin Powell Park. Not much to go on and not much to
attract a crowd.
We watched the St. Croix celebration on WTJX
channel 12. Mario Moorehead gave his interpretation
of events very interesting.
I was doubly disappointed when I consulted the lat-
est history book, "St. John Life in Five Quarters" and
eventually found no index on page 16 an article
entitled "July 4, Emancipation Day on St. John."
Emancipation Day was July 3, 1848 and is cele-
brated on July 3 not July 4. To arbitrarily change the
date of this holiday is unwise. It's misleading to the
reader and denigrates its importance.
Even though the unfree on St. John were notified
on July 4 or even later, they were still emancipated
on the third of July. Governor Peter von Scholten de-
clared the enslaved Africans free.
His decree was in response to the march on Fred-
eriksted of some 7,000 enslaved demonstrators de-
manding their freedom. While Emancipation Day is
a major milepost on the road to freedom, it was not
the end all.
New road blocks were being set up including the
Labor Law of 1849 which bound workers by contract
to specific plantations. It took the Fireburn Insurrec-
tion in 1878 on St. Croix against these laws to repeal
them. Other road blocks still exist even now including
the right of full U.S. citizenship.
Our public library has a copy of Arnold R. High-
field's book "Emancipation in the U.S. Virgin Islands,
150 Years of Freedom," Virgin Islands Humanities
Council, St Croix 1999, which contains good essays,
chronologies, and historical documents related to the
Also I recommend D. Knight's Study of Annaberg
which reviews some of the actions of enslaved Afri-
cans such as poisoning estate managers and mass es-
capes that preceded Emancipation on St. John, hardly
the stuff of passive discontent.
ISLAND NOTES from the publisher
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Sandy Brown for their loss.
St. John Tradewinds, August 23-September 5, 2010 13
St. John Police Report
by Chuck Pishko
Friday, August 6
6:10 a.m. -An Estate Glucksberg
resident c/r a D.O.A. DOA.
9:49 a.m. A tenant c/r her elec-
tricity was cut off. Landlord/tenant
6:55 p.m. A citizen c/r damage
to a vehicle. Damage to a vehicle.
Saturday, August 7
12:00 p.m. A visitor from It-
aly p/r that her iPhone was stolen.
12:30 p.m. An Estate Caro-
lina resident r/ about 20 car batter-
ies were stolen from his property.
5:40 p.m. A citizen p/r damage
to a vehicle. Destruction of prop-
Sunday, August 8
2:29 p.m. A citizen c/r some-
one trespassing on her property.
Monday, August 9
4:45 p.m. -A St. Thomas resident
p/r he lost his wallet. Lost wallet.
6 p.m. A citizen p/r that a fe-
male needed assistance. Police as-
6:44 p.m. A citizen c/r a white
male sleeping on her sailing vessel
in Coral Bay.
9:10 p.m. An Estate Grunwald
resident p/requesting police as-
sistance to retrieve his belongings
from his residence. Police assis-
Tuesday, August 10
3:20 p.m. An Estate Glucks-
berg resident p/r that someone stole
his scooter. Unauthorized use of
Wednesday, August 11
3:40 p.m. A citizen r/ that a
male was threatening his life. Dis-
turbance of the peace, threats.
Thursday, August 12
2:14 p.m. A National Park
Service employee c/r an apparent
drowning at Trunk Bay. Police as-
5:48 p.m. An Estate Caro-
lina resident r/ a disturbance of the
peace. Disturbance of the peace.
Friday, August 13
1:50 a.m. A citizen c/requesting
police assistance in the area of Es-
tate Enighed. Police assistance.
12:40 p.m. -A citizen c/r an over-
turned vehicle in the area of King
Hill Road. Over-turned vehicle.
2:20 p.m. A visitor p/r that
someone stole her iPhone. Grand
4:07 p.m. A citizen p/r that she
is being harassed by a female via the
telephone. Telephone harassment.
Saturday, August 14
10:55 a.m. A citizen p/r that a
road worker used heavy equipment
to destroy the road in the area of Su-
sanaberg. Destruction of property.
5:00 p.m. -A citizen c/r seeing in-
toxicated minors at a party. Leopole
Chinnery and Chara Larson were
arrested for causing delinquency to
a minor. Bail was set at $500. Both
were bailed out and released. Caus-
ing delinquency to a minor.
Sunday, August 15
7:00 p.m. A citizen c/r that
someone stole his iPad. Grand lar-
6:35 p.m. A citizen c/r a female
creating a disturbance. Disturbance
of the peace.
Monday, August 16
4:28 p.m. A visitor from North
Carolina c/r that a neighbor was
yelling at him, complaining he was
too loud and that he would come
over and shut him up. Disturbance
of the peace.
Tuesday, August 17
8:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that
someone removed his boundary
post. Police assistance.
9:00 a.m. An Estate Enighed
resident r/ she needed assistance in
retrieving her cell phone from her
boyfriend. Police assistance.
Wednesday, August 18
10 a.m. Badge #1099 and #746
p/ at Jurgen Command with one
Roane Christian, a.k.a. Boozie, of
Estate Zootenvaal, placed under
arrest and charged with burglary in
the second, D.V, trespassing, aggra-
vated assault and battery D.V, and
disturbance of the peace, D.V No
bail was set by order of the court.
He was transported to St. Thomas
to be remanded at the Bureau of
3:15 p.m. An Estate Susanab-
erg resident p/r that he was threat-
ened and harassed. Telephone ha-
8:20 p.m. A nurse at Myrah
Keating Smith Community Health
Center c/r that a male was assault-
ed. Assault in the third.
11:30 p.m. An Estate Carolina
resident p/r that his vehicle was sto-
len. Unauthorized use of vehicle.
11:48 p.m. An Estate Caro-
lina resident c/r a fight in progress
at Island Blues. Disturbance of the
Thursday, August 19
9:00 a.m. An Estate Caro-
lina resident p/r that his daughter's
mother is posting his name on Face-
book. Police assistance.
12:24 p.m. -A citizen p/r that her
ex-boyfriend violated his restrain-
ing order. Contempt of court.
5:21 p.m. A Cruz Bay resident
r/ damage to his vehicle. Damage to
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776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885.
Tuesday, August 24
The Department of Tour-
ism will host a two-day confer-
ence to provide marketing and
technical support to hotels in
the territory with 50 rooms or
less. The conference will take
place on St. Thomas on Tues-
day, August 24, at the Wind-
ward Passage Hotel from 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
"The CZM Permitting
Process Workshop: Preparing
a Coastal Zone Management
Permit Application," will be on
St. Thomas on August 24 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Small
Business Development Train-
ing Center in Nisky Center.
The STT/STJ Chamber
of Commerce St. John Chapter
will have its monthly meet-
ing at Ocean Grill upstairs on
Tuesday, August 24, from 5:30
to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 28
October will mark 10 years
of HOPE's existence in the U.S.
Virgin Islands and to mark the
occasion, the group is hosting a
gala on August 28 at Wyndham
Sugar Bay at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 29
The Julius E. Sprauve School
is hosting a mandatory meet-
ing on Sunday, August 29, at
the Westin Resort and Villas at
5:30 p.m. In-house registration
will be conducted and school
fees collected.All parents,
guardians, faculty and staff are
asked to attend this important
mandatory meeting. Refresh-
ments will be served.
Friday, September 3
The Love City Pan Dragons
Youth Steel Orchestra will be-
gin its 2010/2011 performance
season on Friday, September 3,
beginning at 5 p.m.
Saturday, September 25
The St. John Animal Care
Center is participating in the
American Kennel Club's "Re-
sponsible Dog Ownership
Day" on Saturday, September
25, at The Marketplace.
Monday, October 11
Using Sport For Social
Change, in conjunction with
the St. John Community Foun-
dation and the St. John Parks
and Recreation, will host its
2nd annual Just Play Day on
October 11, from 9 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. in Cruz Bay.
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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
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 meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center.
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from
6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.
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A resident lost a gold ring
about two weeks ago in the
Coral Bay area. If anyone
found a gold ring with a
pink coral center stone
flanked by two small clear
stones, call 715-3192.
A resident found a set
of keys on July 1 on
Centerline Road near
Coral Bay. If anyone lost a
set of keys, call 715-3192
for more information.
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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
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.
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard
Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713
7:30 p.m. Tuesday; 7 p.m.
Saturday (Espaiol), 10 a.m. Sunday
Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship.
Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884
Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.
St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m
Seventh Day Adventist
St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
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.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday
Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
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V.I.N.P. Welcomes Lloyd Morris As New Chief Ranger
Continued from Page 6
a vacation place now to take ad-
vantage of during the winter."
While Morris had visited St.
John to teach a class in the early
1990s, this is his first time living
on this, or any other, island.
"This is my first time living
here and it's definitely different
from visiting," he said. "It's been
very informative so far with minor
challenges. When you are used to
having a Wallmart within an eighth
of a mile of your house, like my
home in Atlanta, it is easy to get
anything you need."
"Here you have to go to St.
Thomas once a month and supplies
take a few days longer to get," said
the new VINP chief ranger.
Despite the difficult shopping
routine, Morris didn't think his
professional duties were much dif-
ferent than when he was working
"Job-wise, really it's much the
same," said Morris. "Everybody
wants what they want and they
want it now. That mentality still
exists, but the time frame and the
way of getting things done is a
little different because of how it's
more difficult to get supplies."
As the VINP's chief ranger,
Morris' primary responsibility is
visitor safety, he explained.
"Each and every visitor who
comes to the park, we want to
make sure they have a safe and en-
joyable experience," said Morris.
"One of the biggest challenges we
face is dealing with parking. Deal-
ing with the number of cars and
people who come to the park and
the limited the amount of space we
have is the challenge."
"We're going to have to try to
work out some agreements within
the framework of the community
to see what can be achieved," he
said. "We're not going to cut down
trees and pave a parking lot and
the cars are going to continue to
come, so we have look at different
Morris also oversees the fee
staff and lifeguards at Trunk Bay
and is looking forward to meeting
more people in the community.
Getting used to island life can take
some time, but with the peak of
hurricane season around the cor-
ner, Morris needs to get his bear-
"I am praying for no storms
at least this year," said the VINP
Despite being away from his
family, Morris is enjoying his time
on St. John, and the local cuisine.
"Life is constantly changing,"
he said. "When I left Atlanta to
move here, people said, 'do you
really want to move way down
there,'" Morris said. "But I didn't
see it like that. It's just another spot
in the country that I hadn't worked
before. And now mangoes, pas-
sion fruit, conch and fungi have
become the new additions to my
Senator-at-Large Reports Property Taxes
Continued from Page 9
bills jump from $600 a year to $6,000 per year. It
threatens to destroy St. John's cultural fabric by
forcing elderly culture bearers from their homes.
Unable to pay the exorbitant land taxes, they
will be forced to sell out to wealthy people who
may have no knowledge of St. John's unique and
precious culture. A way of life will be erased from
the face of the earth due to a bureaucratic error. I
am working to prevent this.
What are your hopes for this issue, looking
ahead? New legislation?
1) The LGO will immediately provide the de-
tailed accounting of the $1 million.
2) The legislature will pass Bill No. 28-0078,
which provides a method for getting correct val-
ues on St. John that are sold, free from specula-
tion, and can form the basis of a fair and equitable
I hope that the Executive Branch will work
with, rather than against, the St. John Unity Day
Group, to resolve the impasse and start collecting
reasonable and fair land taxes. Bill No. 28-0078
seeks to promote this path of resolution.
Are the 2007 property tax bills scheduled to
come out by the end of the year? Will people be
paying taxes twice this year?
I believe that it is foolish to expect people to
pay two property tax bills in one year, especially
during a recession. The solution we propose in
Bill No. 28-0078 is to have tax bills come due
every 10 months until we are caught up and cur-
My alternative proposal is to simply forgive the
2007, 2008, and 2009 tax bills. My reasoning is
that the government has survived without land tax
revenue for three years. Maybe we simply don't
need to tax our People in this way.
On another note:
As a delegate to the Constitutional Convention,
I placed the following language in the Constitu-
tional draft, with virtually unanimous agreement
of my fellow delegates.
It offers strong incentive to hold land and pre-
serve culture bearers in our community. Basically
it says that property is only assessed at the time
of purchase or improvement. The longer you own
it, the greater the benefit, as values rising around
you do not affect the value of your own tax bill.
Careful research shows that this does not run
afoul of the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal
protection: California faced a similar crisis in the
1970s, and the now famous Proposition 13 went
all the way to the US Supreme Court and was up-
held. The protective language must appear in a
state/territory's constitution in order to be effec-
tive, according to the Court. The need to preserve
people in their homes despite market forces can
be determined to be more important than the need
for all to pay equal tax on the same property, if a
people so state in their constitution.
Unfortunately, our present constitutional draft
is not likely to pass due to other "deal-breakers",
therefore the wonderful provisions that I and my
colleagues included remain only a dream. Maybe
in a not-too-distant future...
St. JohnChurch Shedule &Director
St. John Tradewinds, August 23-September 5, 2010 17
ACC In Dire Need of Funding To Keep Shelter Doors Open
Continued from Page 4
"We've just done what we can with the
strategy that was originally laid out and it's
time to regroup and prepare a more effective
plan for the future," said Dale.
The ACC board, in full crisis mode, is
searching for solutions and working even
harder to keep the organization going. While
the group has lofty goals of building a self-
sustaining shelter in the future which
would address its financial shortfall it's
the now dire need to keep the ACC func-
tioning that is consuming board members.
In order to help keep the ACC alive, do-
nate online at www.stjacc.org, or pay via
PaypPal. Residents can also mail donations
to the St. John Animal Care Center, P.O.
Box 429, St. John, VI, 00831-0429.
People with limited funds can still help
the animal organization as well. Volunteer
to walk dogs during the morning or after-
noon; help find homes for the dogs and cats;
foster a cat or dog from the shelter; or help
train shelter dogs so they can be more adopt-
Residents can also donate other items
like office supplies, building materials and
cleaning supplies or by volunteering services
or time, doing anything from painting to
For more information call Dale at 513-
1142 or the ACC at 774-1625.
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Seashore Allure Raises the Bar
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Continued from Page 4
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tubs, & high end appliances.
Sounds of the surf & ocean
breezes a tropical dream come
true, $1 97M to $3.39M.
"Collbrl" Superb sursel 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 refurtbshed in 2009, Limin' Time is better than new &
Ready to move in with new high end fixtures, furnishings,new pool &
a perfect location in this well established neighborhood. Keep your
k -' *" yacht moored wminn sight & just pull your dinghy up on your own
0 te1 dlg property, Swim and snorkel without driving. $1.75M
"The Retreat Perfect privacy & spectacular ocean views are the
heart of 'The Retreats" natural appeal. Its 3 pavilions are grouped
around a beautifully landscaped courtyard with pool & hot tub. Every
room enjoys an ocean view with a panorama of Sir Francis Drake
Channel. Two equal, air-conditioned king bedroom/bath suites with
additional sleeping lofts flank the main pavilion. A trail provides
access to a sandy swimming beach. $1.595M.
f "Sundance & Moonsong" Two houses for the price of one in
desirable Estate Chocolate Hole. Both Sundance and Moonsong are
successful short term rentals within walking distance to Hart Bay
Beach and just a few minutes from Cruz Bay on paved roads.
Sundance is 3 bedrooms with a pool & spa with a large sundeck.
Moonsong is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with a spa. $1,495,000
W"Mango Terrace Condos" Constructon completed in late 2009
Located in Crur Bay 2 3 4 bedrooms available A/C walk to Frank
Bay beach & town. Great water views, stainless appliances, large
shared pool and sun deck travertine granite counter lops & private
laundry Some of the most spacious condos on St John Only 20%
down $B25,000 to $1.35M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunityl
Buy one 1/4 ownership Contact Islandia for details Time is now for
a great buy" Easy financing available
"Carolina Cottage" Really cute 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 corlages and white sand beach also available. Little Plantation with
over 7 acres wih preliminary subdivison permit and road cut to the top of the property. Great water
views to the British Virgins from every lot now just $19M.M NEW Five Acres Above Newfound
Bay Make an Offer. One acre subdividable parcel on Bordeaux Mt. with great views for $1.1 M
"Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income with this
aparrmamnuludao duplex. Good neighborhood, quial area, only five minutes to town and walking
distance to Pine Peace School- Property is non-confrrn;,ng $300,000.
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BORDEAUX MT. REDUCED!- Well built home on Bordeaux Mt. with 3bd/2baths, large covered porch & south
shore views. Bay rum trees abound on this lush, gentle sloping site with ample room to expand. $525,000.
CBR HOME LISTINGS
VILLA ROMANCE- New, luxury villa built to highest qual-
ity. This well-designed villa provides privacy, comfort & ex-
quisite detail. Gated entry leads to heart of villa, overlooking
the 30' pool, w/a tropical courtyard setting. Tile roof, coral
flooring, fountains, arches, columns, covered galleries, &
gazebo. This is a MUST SEE! Reduced to $2,400,000.
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.
LUMINARIA Luxurious ridge-top villaw/incredible views
of the North shore & down island. Lg. pool w/waterfall, 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 WATERFR aria
Bluff "'-N .. und
vera i, 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
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. $449,000.
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! $261,500 & 235,000. 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 $795,000.
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. $2,900,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN-Walkto FrankBay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Waterviews, 2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG Gentle grade, /2 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
PT. RENDEZVOUS Outstanding views. $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.
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 para-
f$6, 0 features open floor
plan with extensive
common areas, 2
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-
walk to the
"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
tures a 3
8,000 sq. ft. villa close to Cruz Bay, 6
bdrms, 6.5 baths, designer detail and
Sound & St.
"86 FISH BAY" WHY PAY RENT? Af-
fordable home with income producing
apartment has ocean & mountain views,
rn_ a native
f with hard-
$350,000 floor plan.
location for development, walk to beach
S and town!
home on .58
tion of R-4 &
allows for con-
dos or com-
$2,999,000 mercial uses.
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to own an
ENTIRE YEAR at the Westin in a de-
Uluxe 2 bdrm
has a proven
$1,150,000 rental history.
home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
one of the
of the south
"GRANDE BAY RESORT" CONDO
Charming, beautifully furnished 1
bdrm/1 bath condo located along the
Waterfront of Cruz
Bay. Great harbor
view, easy access
shops and galler-
ies. Deeded under-
$599,000 ground parking.
BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs
in private setting.
over harbor to
$1,275,000 Excellent rentals.
"CORAL BREEZE" Well kept 2 br, 2
ba condo live in or continue successful
shortterm 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" I
"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000 sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved private dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, Ask about
"RENDEZVOUS & DITLEFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre $274,900 roads. 3 from $335,000 awesome views. Owner/broker. Call for details. BEST BU
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walkto beach $ 298,000 "LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; $1,300,000. Call or em
"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 /2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 undrgrd utilities beach &views. From $425,000 OWN A MOf
"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- a 3 or 4 bed
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $475,000 to St. Thomas. $385,000. diidable borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! Magnificent
$1,999,000 from 3 home!
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning B W & H 3
views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE pools w/wal
"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 Deeded 1
"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 from $69,0
private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road,available from $699,000 WESTINRES
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 Own a week,
underground utilities. From $265,000 "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with views, excellent roads, underground utilities, stone enjoy all the
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cistern slab, well, active plans/permits. From $369,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000. Bay. 12 lots from $399,000 available. Pri
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Aaria UVISIA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above Hendez-
plus vous Bay Stunning residence exudes comfort, class &
ISLANDS END 5BR/5.5BA home on the serene East
End. Completely renovated. HOA common parcel with
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to Hart
Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR
beach house. $2,895,000
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, dramatic
views, short distance to North Shore beaches, cooling
PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA masonry pool villa.
Set privately in lush gardens, fenced yard, boarding
greenspace. 2-car garage $1,499,000
MILL RIDGE exudes quality, mahogany throughout,
& Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 BA, office, garage, pool
& cabana. $1,595,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf. 4 bedrooms, elegant
furnishings, multilevel plan offers privacy. $1,499,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset views, 3
bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, all on one level,
Central A/C. $2,595,000
CINNAMON DAY DREAMS! Located in National
Park boundaries of Catherineberg on 1 acre. 2
bedrooms, 2.5 baths & office. Immaculate!
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool while
gazing out upon excellent bay views. Lush tropical
gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000
AMANI Spectacular 1800 views, prestigious Maria
Bluff, 3 bedrooms w/baths located in the main building,
plus private guest cottage $1,950,000
SOLAR POWERED BED & BREAKFAST! "Garden
By The Sea" is a quaint Caribbean home. Spacious
owners' apartment and 3 income producing A/C units.
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