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December 13-19, 2010
Copyright 2010


ST. JOHN


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


General IHRuns Aground on Rocky Outcropping Outside Enighed Pond
No One Injured, Passengers Evacuated, Investigation Continues Page 3


Parking Lot
Set for Maho
Trailer Site
Page 4
VINP Traffic
Jurisdiction
Is Confirmed
Page 6


15 Month Long
VINP Road Work
Coming To End
Page 5


Niguel Williams
Is Arrested in
Shooting Case
Page 2


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St. John Tradewinds News Photos Jaime Elliott

Woodworkers Expo
Members of the St. Thomas/St. John Woodworkers Society and the St. Croix Wood Artist,
Inc. showcased their wares at the Marketplace on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December
10 to 12, including St. Johnian Al Smith, left center. The expo afforded residents the
opportunity to purchase locally-made gifts for the holiday season.


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2 St. John Tradewinds, December 13-19, 2010


Niguel Williams, 26, Arrested



for Estate Pine Peace Shooting


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department officers
last week arrested the suspect in
the Sunday, November 28, shoot-
ing in Estate Pine Peace which sent
a 21-year-old victim to the hospital
with two gunshot wounds.
Officers arrested St. Thomas
native Niguel Williams, 26, who
had been living in Estate Contant,
on Wednesday, December 8.
Williams was charged with first
degree assault, possession of an
unlicensed firearm and reckless
endangerment for the non-fatal
shooting after being positively
identified, according to VIPD
spokesperson Melody Rames.
"Williams was positively iden-
tified as the person who had an
argument with another male and
subsequently shot him in his lower
left abdomen," said Rames. "A
bullet also grazed the victim from
his right temple to his right ear-
lobe."
The suspect was advised of his
rights before V.I. Superior Court
Magistrate Judge Alan Smith on
Thursday, December 9. Accord-
ing to the affidavit supporting his
arrest, written by VIPD Detective
Cassandra Vincent, the shooting
victim was having an argument
with Williams around 8:50 p.m. in
Estate Pine Peace, when Williams
shot him, according to a report in
the VI. Daily News.
Williams pointed a handgun at


Niguel Williams



the victim and fired four shots, the
first of which grazed the victim's
temple with the third piercing his
abdomen, according to the report.
During the advice of rights hear-
ing, V.I. Assistant Attorney Gen-
eral Brenda Scales urged Smith
to keep Williams' bail at $95,000
since he was a danger to the com-
munity, according to the VI. Daily
News report.
"After shooting the victim in
the head, he struck him in the ab-
domen," Scales was quoted in the
daily newspaper. "He showed his
intent to kill."
While Smith did deem Wil-
liams a danger to the community,
the magistrate judge lowered the
man's bail to $75,000 and allowed
him to post 25 percent in order to


secure his release, according to the
report.
"One who goes about in the
community with an unlicensed
firearm does present a danger to
the community," Smith was quot-
ed in the VI. Daily News.
While VIPD officials had identi-
fied Williams the day of the shoot-
ing, detectives worked to build an
airtight case against the man be-
fore making an arrest, explained
VIPD spokesperson Rames.
"St. John Deputy Chief Darren
Foy said the suspect was identi-
fied by police the day of the shoot-
ing, however in order to build an
airtight case against the suspect
detectives opted to secure a court
ordered arrest warrant as well as
conduct other investigative proce-
dures before securing the arrest,"
said Rames. "In the meantime
Williams was kept under police
surveillance, Deputy Chief Foy
said."
Foy credited community mem-
bers for their active involvement
in the case, Rames added.
"The Deputy Chief thanked the
St. John community for the infor-
mation and tips that were passed
onto the police department," said
Rames. "He also thanked detec-
tives and officers assigned to Le-
ander Jurgen Command for bring-
ing closure to this case."
Williams was scheduled to be
arraigned on Thursday, December
16, in VI. Superior Court.


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NEWS EDITOR
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Free Flu Shots on December 13
The Department of Health is offering free flu shots on Monday,
December 13, from 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Nazareth Lu-
theran Church Hall.

Coral Bay Carole Sing-along, Christmas

Tree Lighting Ceremony Set for Dec. 15
The Coral Bay community Christmas Tree Lighting and Carole
Sing is set for Wednesday, December 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the bas-
ketball court.
Join everyone in singing caroles and welcoming Santa for the
kids. This annual tradition brings neighborhoods out to sing in a
"competitive challenge for festiveness" between neighborhoods.
So bring those voices and those neighbors.
No talent is required, just lots of holiday and community spirit.
This event is co-hosted by the Coral Bay Community Council and
the John's Folly Learning Institute. Light refreshments will be pro-
vided by Skinny Legs.
Everyone is encouraged to bring gifts for Santa to give to the
children, so please buy a gift or two and wrap it and label for boy
or girl and age as appropriate. Gifts can also be dropped off at Con-
nections East and be sure to say for CBCC!
Anyone willing to help with logistics for the event should call
the CBCC office at 776-2099.

Gerda Marsh Road Resident Should

Attend Storm Water Meeting Dec. 15

All residents who use Gerda Marsh Road to reach their homes
are requested to meet with Coral Bay Community Council storm
water engineer Chris Laude at noon on Wednesday, December 15,
at the intersection of Gerda Marsh Road and Kings Hill Road.
Based on many residents' concerns, Laude has developed a pre-
liminary proposal for stormwater controls on this road that will
help reduce sediment and the dirt road deterioration. Some of these
features can be installed with the VIRC&D NOAA-ARRA grant
funds. Please come to hear his plans and share any knowledge of
the problem. Please encourage neighbors to come too.
For more information call the CBCC office at 776-2099.

Pre-Christmas Dinner Set for Dec. 18
The Bethany Moravian Church will be hosting its annual Pre-
Christmas Dinner on Saturday, December 18, at the Bethany Fel-
lowship Hall on St. John.
The Honorees "The Music Department," are Sisters Helena
Blake, Lucia Francis, Yvonne Francis, Winifred Powell and Broth-
er Roy Smith. Donations of $30 for adults and $15 for children
under 12 are appreciated. For more information call 626-6279.

Annual Christmas Bird Count Dec. 19
Virgin Islands Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count is
scheduled on St. John for Sunday, December 19.
Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this lon-
gest-running wildlife census to assess the health of the bird popu-
lations and help guide conservation actions across the Americas.
Families and students, birders and scientists armed with binocu-
lars, bird guides and checklists go out on this annual mission.
The organization needs volunteers to help with this count. Any-
one not sure of bird species need not to worry, the group will as-
sign them to accompany more experienced birders.
Anyone interested in participating in this annual event should
contact Laurel Brannick at 776-6201 ext. 257.


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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropical Focus at left and Thomas Walden


Private boats and other vessels responded when
the General// hit a rocky outcropping just outside the
entrance to Enighed Pond Marine Facility, at left. Onboard,
passengers donned life jackets and waited for almost three
hours to get off the barge, above.



General II Runs Aground on Rocky Outcropping Outside Enighed Pond

No One Injured, Passengers Evacuated, Investigation Continues


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Passengers who drove aboard
the 3:30 p.m. General II barge
on Sunday, December 5, at Red
Hook, St. Thomas almost made it
to the Enighed Pond Marine Facil-
ity on St. John when a loud noise
shot through the air and brought
the 92-foot car barge to a halt.
Instead of arriving at the dock
on St. John, General II passengers
would don life jackets and watch
as crews tried to pull the barge
off a reef before eventually being
evacuated by private boats in the
dark about two and a half hours
later.
The barge hit a reef and rocky
outcropping minutes after 4 p.m.
just offshore of the entrance to
Enighed Pond, less than a half-
mile from where it docks.
None of the 31 passengers
in the 14 cars aboard the vessel
were injured and all were eventu-
ally evacuated to other vessels and
transported to the dock at Enighed
by 6:45 p.m. Shortly after, the
General II made its way to the
dock under its own power. Passen-
gers collected their vehicles later
that night or the next morning.
As U.S. Coast Guard officials
continued investigating the cause


of the grounding last week, of-
ficials from Boyson Inc., which
owns and operates the barge, said
the accident was caused by me-
chanical failure.
"The barge had passed USCG
inspection the week before," said
Cheryl Boynes-Jackson, Boyson
Inc. manager. "It was a mechani-
cal failure. The mechanics are
completing their investigation
and they'll let us know what they
find."
The captain of the vessel, Mario
Josselin who made headlines
the week before when he was ar-
rested for first-degree aggravated
rape of a minor submitted to
and passed both a Breathalyzer test
and urine sample for drug testing,
according to Boynes-Jackson.
Josselin, who has had his cap-
tain's license for five years and has
been employed with Boyson Inc.
for six years, was not on duty last
week, explained Boynes-Jackson.
"Captain Josselin is not cur-
rently on duty right now," Boynes-
Jackson said on Wednesday,
December 8. "We're doing an
investigation and after we get the
report from the Coast Guard, we'll
have an idea then of what's going
to happen."
As of press time, the General II


remained in dry dock at Subbase,
St. Thomas, as Boyson's Mister B
barge ran double runs to accom-
modate riders, Boynes-Jackson
explained.
The grounding occurred in ter-
ritorial waters and officials from
the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources' Division of
Fish and Wildlife were conducting
assessments of the reef damage
last week. Their findings, and the
amount of any possible fines, were
not available as of press time.
The hours between when the
barge hit the reef and when the
passengers were evacuated, how-
ever, were devastating for some
passengers who felt the rescue
effort could have been more coor-
dinated while others never felt
a worry.
"I was sitting in the front seat
of my car and my son was doing
homework in the back when we
heard this loud noise and started
rocking," said one passenger
aboard the barge, who wished to
remain anonymous. "The cars
were rocking back and forth and at
first we all just stayed in our ve-
hicles. Then everyone got out and
I looked over the edge and could
see the reef right there."
"It was scary; the crew had no


idea what they were doing," said
the passenger. "They told us to all
get out of our cars, then they told
us to all get back in our cars. No
one called 9-1-1, so I finally did
and they yelled at me."
Instead of an organized rescue
effort, the crew yelled orders and
were unsure how to respond, ac-
cording to the passenger.
"The crew did nothing to calm
anyone down; all they did was yell
at each other and us," the passen-
ger said. "The treatment they gave
us was absurd. The rescue effort
was a joke."
"I kept thinking how incredibly
dangerous it was," said the Gen-
eral II passenger. "They had us
standing outside of our vehicles in
the back of the barge and if any of
those vehicles had shifted, some-
one could have gotten seriously
injured."
Another passenger, however,
painted a different picture of the
scene onboard the General II after
it went hard aground on the rocky
outcropping.
"You just heard this metallic
crunch and you knew what had
happened," said Lauren Mer-
cadante. "The crew worked very
hard to do everything they could
to get us off the reef. They didn't


have the right equipment."
"They had ropes they were us-
ing to try to pull us off the reef,
but the ropes kept snapping," Mer-
cadante said. "Then they realized
that wasn't going to work so they
had private boats come out and
women and children first as cor-
rect by maritime law we all just
Continued on Page 16




INDEX
Classified Ads ..................... 19
CommunityCalendar ...........20
Crime Stoppers ................. 17
Crossword Puzzle ...............20
Ferry Schedules ............... 18
Letters ............................... .14
Police Log ......................... 17
Real Estate .................. 21-23
Senator at Large Reports ...13



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The trailer on the corner across the street from Maho Bay beach, above, will be torn
down soon as VINP officials work to make the area suitable to accommodate parking.



Maho Bay Trailer Coming Down

To Make Room for Parking Lot


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As Island Roads' crew nears
completion of the North Shore
Road Rehabiliation project (see
related story on page five), VI.
National Park officials are gearing
up to improve Maho Bay beach
parking.
The plan calls for removing the
trailer located at the Maho Bay
corer heading toward the Anab-
erg Sugar Mill Ruins and turning
the area into a parking lot, accord-
ing to VINP Superintendent Mark
Hardgrove.
"The trailer is getting torn down
and put in the dumpsters that are
already on site," said Hardgrove.
"We'll be opening up the majority
of the area there by removing the
bush. Then we'll use sand, filter
cloth and gravel on the ground for
the parking area."
"We hope to be able to fit about
35 cars in there," Hardgrove said.
Park officials will also relocate
the entrance to the former trailer,
soon-to-be parking lot, further
along the road away from the cor-
ner and will likely install a speed
bump in the area as well, Hard-


"We've opened up
the corner so you can
see through a bit, but
we're going to move
the entrance away
from the turn still."
Mark Hardgrove,
VINP Superintendent


grove added.
"We've opened up the corer
so you can see through a bit, but
we're going to move the entrance
away from the turn still," said
the VINP superintendnet. "We're
probably putting a speed bump in
near Maho Bay somewhere."
The project is designed to stop
cars from parking along the shore-
line in order to halt the erosion in
the area, explained Hardgrove.
"We must rebuild that seawall
there and keep the cars off the
sealine," he said. "With cars on
there, your shoulder gets down to
18-inches deep which allows wa-


ter to undercut the pavement."
Park officials will also start
repairs to the Catherineberg and
Susanaberg Roads, which are both
designated park roads and have
both been seriously eroded by re-
cent rains and flooding, according
to Hardgrove.
"King Hill Road is being done
by the territory, but we have about
$400,000 plus of work to do at
Susanaberg and Catherineberg,"
said the VINP superintendent.
"Catherineberg is closed on the
park side and it really needs ce-
ment repair. It's a waste of money
to put in gravel on those steep hills
when it will just wash into the bay
below."
In order to improve those
roadways, however, VINP needs
additional funds, Hardgrove ex-
plained.
"Those aren't emergencies," he
said. "We have to really focus on
the emergencies until we get ad-
ditional funding. We were able to
get $45,000 at the end of last year
to hire 10 people to open the trail
heads there."
"We didn't get much beyond
that though," said Hardgrove.


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After More Than a Year, VINP Road Work Is Coming To an End

New paving, striping and speed bumps on North Shore Road


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After more than 15 months and $5 mil-
lion, North Shore Road is almost complete
with reconstruction, new paving, striping
and traffic calming devices installed.
"The road is probably 95 percent com-
plete and the contract period was extended
through January 12 to allow time to recover
from the storm damage and the weather that
we had," said V.I. National Park Superinten-
dent Mark Hardgrove.
Contractor Island Roads' crews were set
back about two weeks from Hurricane Earl,
and Tropical Storms Otto and Tomas, Hard-
grove explained.
"They can't pave when the moisture is
too high or there is water on the pavement,"
he said. "You can see areas where the pave-
ment rippled from the water and the crew
went back and repaved those areas."
The project was launched in September
2009 with about $1.2 million from the VINP
fee program and $1 million from the Ameri-
can Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds.
The remainder of the $5.2 million was from


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


A new speed bump welcomes visitors to the V.I. National Park near the
Lind Point Trail head on North Shore Road, above.


the National Park Service Federal Highway
Fund.
Over the more than year's worth of work
on the VINP road, Island Roads' workers


meshed with park employees and visitors,
Hardgrove explained.
"They did a great job and they really be-
came part of the park," said the VINP super-


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SEnjoy music, food and drink
SSis asked that everyone wear bright colors
Parking at Winston Wells Ball Field


Ruth "Sis" C.H. Frank was laid
to rest Saturday, December 4, 2010
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intendent. "They really appreciated the visi-
tors and I saw a lot of pleasure and pride in
their eyes. I always called them my heros."
In total, the crew reconstructed several
miles of the road, then paved about nine
miles of roadway along the North Shore,
from the VINP Visitors' Center parking lot
all the way to Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins
and Francis Bay and even up to Centerline
Road.
"We did about three miles of reconstruc-
tion that was quite a lot of work and took
several months," said Hardgrove. "Then
there was about four or five months of pav-
ing and striping."
While crews got some center line striping
complete last month, an abundance of road
projects across the country made paint dif-
ficult to obtain, Hardgrove explained.
"I believe due to the amount of road work
being done all over the country, they've ac-
tually run out of paint in the U.S.," he said.
"We were able to get some paint from an-
otherjob that Island Roads was doing. They
started striping again and next week they'll
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Administrator Leona Smith has recently
been contacted by residents questioning V.I. National
Park Rangers' jurisdiction on North Shore Road.
After consulting with Virgin Islands Attorney Gen-
eral Vincent Frazer, Smith confirmed last week that
VINP Rangers do have full authority to issue citations
for infractions and uphold all traffic laws on North
Shore Road.
"Park Rangers have concurrent jurisdiction with
V.I. Police Department on the federal lands on St.
John," Frazer wrote to Smith. "This jurisdiction gives
the Rangers the authority to enforce traffic laws and
issue citations under the Code of Federal Regulations.
The cases are heard by a magistrate in district court."
"The magistrate issues a collateral schedule of fines
which is updated on a periodic basis (the CFR does
not provide a specific fine for a violation and leaves
it to the discretion of the court)," wrote the attorney
general. "A defendant cited faces up to six months in
prison for a violation of a traffic law on federal lands


under 36 CFR 1.3. Usually, the court only imposes a
fine. However, in cases where the court considers im-
posing jail time, the magistrate will appoint a Federal
Defender to the case."
Note the following general traffic regulations cov-
ered under 36 CFR:
4.1 Applicability and scope
4.13 Obstructing traffic.
4.14 Open container of alcoholic beverage.
4.15 Safety belts.
4.20 Right of way.
4.21 Speed limits.
4.22 Unsafe operation.
4.23 Operating under the influence of alcohol or
drugs.
4.30 Bicycles.
"Recently the Park Service appointed a new chief
who is more vigilant about enforcing traffic laws,"
Frazer wrote to the St. John administrator. "It appears
that the rangers have always had the authority to is-
sue citations, but apparently refrained from doing so
in the past."


St. John Singers, above, will continue their tradition of bringing Holiday cheer to the
island with two concerts planned for this week.

St. John Singers To Present Two Holiday Concert


St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Singers, now in its 29th year under
the direction of John Cahill, will present concerts on
St. John to celebrate the holiday season on December
15 and 17.
In addition to popular holiday songs and lesser-
known Christmas carols, the choir will sing short
works by J. S. Bach and a rarely performed composi-
tion for women's voices by the 20th century Hungar-
ian composer Zoltan Kodaly.
Gylchris Sprauve, best known for his pure tenor
voice, will be one of the featured guest artists. He will
perform "Ave Maria" and other holiday favorites.


Karles Sauceda-McQuade, who now teaches vio-
lin on St. Thomas, will team up with one his talented
young pupils, Alana Davis, to perform the first move-
ment of the Bach Double Violin Concerto.
Pianist Janice Ballard, who accompanies the choir,
will lead the audience in a traditional carol sing.
The first concert will be in Cruz Bay on Wednes-
day, December 15, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church.
The second concert, on Friday, December 17, will
be in Coral Bay at the Emmaus Moravian Church.
Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are
$15 for adults and $5 for children and will be avail-
able at the door.


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St. John Tradewinds, December 13-19, 2010 7


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


A member of Soldiers Undertaking Disabled
Scuba (SUDS), above, got certified in open
water diving after going out on eight dives last
week.


Six Wounded Veterans Get SCUBA


Certification on St. John with SUDS


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
When soldiers return from Afghani-
stan and Iraq with debilitating injuries,
healing and adjusting to life can be dev-
astating.
Being underwater and released from
the weight of gravity, and mastering a
new skill like scuba diving, can be a
literally life-changing experience for
those veterans.
That is just what six wounded war-
riors did on St. John last week with the
group Soldiers Undertaking Disabled
Scuba (SUDS). The soldiers spent six
days on St. John, going out on eight
dives over four of those days, and got
their Scuba Diving International open
water certification.
SUDS was founded by former St.
John resident and dive master John
Thompson four years ago, when he
found himself volunteering at Walter
Reed Army Medical Center in Washing-
ton, D.C., where his wife was doing her


medical residency.
"I had spent eight years in paradise
and then here I was at Walter Reed
in D.C. with no diving around," said
Thompson. "As soon as I walked into
the hospital, I started volunteering with
the American Red Cross. They knew I
was a dive instructor so they put me in
the pool to work with the guys."
It didn't take long before inspiration
struck, Thompson added.
"I said, 'Here's a pool and I'm an
instructor; can't we have scuba here,'"
said Thompson. "I approached officials
at the medical center and said I had a
great idea. I was able to scrape enough
equipment together to get a group down
to Florida and from there it grew."
Thompson leads academic and pool
lessons back at Walter Reed over a three
to four week period, and then brings the
scuba students to one of several loca-
tions for their open water certification.
This was SUDS' second trip to Love
City and the group also makes trips to


Puerto Rico, Ft. Lauderdale, Guantana-
mo Bay and Curacao.
"We go to places ideally that have
military installations," said Thompson.
"In Puerto Rico, for example, we stay at
a U.S. Coast Guard base in Rincon, and
in Curaqao there is a small military base
there. We also go to places where I used
to live, like here."
Low Key Watersports took care of
SUDS' diving equipment, boats and
tanks and the group stayed at Villa
Great Expectations, which donated the
week-long stay. Wharfside Cafe, Cast-
aways, Morgan's Mango, High Tide,
Deli Grotto, Ocean Grill, Zozo's, the St.
John American Legion Post #131, Dial-
a-Ride and the V.I. Department of Tour-
ism, took care of meals, drinks, enter-
tainment and transportation, according
to Thompson.
"We couldn't have done this without
Low Key Watersports," he said. "In a
shortperiodoftime, the community really
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Great Dane Unveils Electronic Version of Popular St. John Guidebook


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After more than two decades of publishing their defini-
tive free island guidebooks and maps, the owners of Great
Dane Inc. unveiled a new electronic version of their publi-
cations last week.
Ame and Barbara Jakobsen first published the St. John
Guidebook and St. John Map 24 years ago. They quickly
followed with a version of both for the big island of St.
Croix as well.
The maps and guidebooks are available across St. Thom-
as, St. John and St. Croix from the Cyril E. King Airport to
Love City's East End and many a tourist can be spotted rif-
fling through its pages or driving slowly by with their maps
in hand.
While Great Dane is not abandoning their print publica-
tions, which hit newsstands last week as well, the full 68-
page 2011 St. John Guidebook is now available online at
www.stjohnguidebook.com/st-john-guidebook.
"We strongly believe that our unique printed guidebooks
and maps will still be widely used by arriving tourists in
the future," said Ame Jakobsen. "We are now also paying a
lot of attention to the millions of iPhones, Android Phones,
iPads, etc., as well as the use of the interest on all kinds of
computers when people are planning their trips to the Virgin
Islands."
Great Dane Inc. has maintained a website for more than
a dozen years, which included information about advertis-
ers peppered with a few of Linda Smith Palmer's cartoons,
which have been the hallmarks of the publications since
their inceptions.
Last week, however, the company's full electronic ver-
sion of the St. John Guidebook went viral.
"We have had websites for more than 14 years, which


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Great Dane Inc.

Arne and Barbara Jakobsen

have mostly featured listings of our advertisers with some
cartoons brightening up the pages," Jakobsen said. "We had
considered our web pages far outdated."
Now, St. John Guidebook's new site is anything but out-
dated. With a slick design, created by Savant Media, the
guidebook is easy to navigate by clicking on an arrow to flip
each page, just as if it was in one's hand.
The site is free, just like the print versions, Jakobsen ex-
plained.
"Without any charge, tourists will be able to see our pub-
lications on their computers or phones two pages at a time,
just like when you hold the book in your hand," he said.
And if a visitor is looking at the guidebook on a certain
smart phone, it will even sound like turning the pages of a
real booklet, added Jakobsen.
"When opening our electronic version on the Android
2.2, which is the most widely-used in the world, you even


get the sound of the pages turning," he said. "Some phones
do work differently, so the user will get the choice to switch
to a site that is more like a slide show. Soon, however, all
phones are expected to work using HTML-5, and reception
will be optimal."
Clicking on individual advertisements in the guidebook
opens a new web page right to that company's website,
which is just one of the new features of the guidebook's
electronic version, explained Jakobsen.
"If you are looking at the guidebook on your smart phone,
you can click on a phone number and your phone will con-
nect to that advertiser," he said. "So you can make dinner
reservations, or book a dive for the next day, just by clicking
through the electronic guidebook."
The site also includes the bit of history, local lore and
island facts brought to life with Palmer's cartoons, which
are cherished by St. John Guidebook readers.
In a break from tradition, Great Dane has foregone its
annual reception this year which used to herald the release
of their new publication. Instead, the company invested in
its new website and electronic guidebook, Jakobsen ex-
plained.
"At this time of the year we usually invite our customers
to a reception," he said. "Making the change to our elec-
tronic guidebook is a major long-term investment for us.
We regret that we have decided not to have the reception
this year."
"We will miss having the opportunity to 'party' with our
customer," said Jakobsen. "Instead we put all of our atten-
tion and resources toward our new project."
The company plans to bring its popular maps online in
the future as well, Jakobsen added.
Check out the new electronic St. John Guidebook at
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On Shelves and Ready for Framing


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Each winter on St. John brings
welcome Christmas winds, cool-
ing water temperatures and, for
the past five years, the anticipated
Steve Simonsen calendar.
Renowned local photographer
Simonsen has teamed up with
Chris Schatzman of Studio Equi-
nox to produce the full-color,
glossy calendar for the past five
years. The calendar, with each
month a frame-able iconic St. John
image by Simonsen, has been a big
hit since it first came out in 2007
and this year's is no different.
From the cover shot of a sun
hat perched on one of two beach
chairs under a bright umbrella on
a perfect sandy shoreline to the
images of playful donkeys and
crystal clear turquoise water, the
2011 Steve Simonsen calendar is
breath-taking.
While St. John provides ample
opportunities for picturesque pho-
tographs, the difficult part for Si-
monsen who works with his
wife Janet on the calendar is
finding an image which is still
different from the ones that have
run in previous calendars, he ex-
plained.
"Every year it's kind of a chal-
lenge to come up with images
that haven't been used before or
that someone hasn't seen," said
Simonsen. "It's always a coopera-
tive effort between Janet and my-
self. Janet is the one who, when
I'm shooting during the year, says,
'This would be a good calendar
shot,' and puts it aside."
The duo start to work on the
calendar in June in order to get the
images to Schatzman, who pub-
lishes, designs and distributes the
calendar. Before being approached
by Schatzman, Simonsen who
has been shooting images on St.
John for decades was unsure
about publishing a calendar.
"Chris came into our office
about five or six years ago with his
idea about doing a calendar," said
Simonsen. "We were always gun
shy about doing dated material.
But Chris was fine with it and he
wanted to do it and we just worked
out the logistics and financial and
he walked away with 12 images


The cover of the Simonsen's new St. John calender.


for the first year's calendar."
That first calendar flew off the
shelves and since then the partners
have just been tweaking things to
continue to improve the product,
explained Schatzman.
"We hired a new printer this
year and are extremely satisfied
with the printing and paper qual-
ity," he said. "The most noticeable
aspects are the vibrant, rich color
reproduction and the satin grade
paper. Previous years were printed
on a glossy paper stock which re-
produced the tonal ranges nicely
but had a bothersome reflection
which detracted from the print re-
production; the satin grade paper
has helped to reduce this effect
while still maintaining the tonal
range and vibrant color of the pho-
tographs."
"There have been some subtle
design changes which have en-
hanced the overall presentation
and functionality of the calendar
and so far, the reviews have been
truly wonderful," said Schatzman.
Simonsen too has gotten great
feedback about the new calendar,
he added.
"A lot of people have told me
that this calendar is the best one
yet, but I think they might say that
every year," said the photographer.
"But I do really think it's a great
calendar and I think it has some-
thing to do with the cover shot.
The beach chair with the hat on it
and the umbrella allows you to put


yourself in that place."
"When you hang a calendar
on your wall at your home or of-
fice, you want to look up it and
get away from your cubicle and
kind of have that be a constant re-
minder," Simonsen said. "With the
cover shot, you really can imagine
yourself on the beach here on St.
John."
In addition to the St. John cal-
endar, Simonsen and Schatzman
have also released a Virgin Islands
calendar this year. With images
from St. Croix, St. Thomas and
St. John, the new Virgin Islands
calendar is sure to be a huge hit as
well.
The 2011 U.S. Virgin Islands
calendar depicts the beauty of the
territory from the air, as seen in
the Magen's Bay sunset shot, to
the below sea, as seen right on the
cover shot of pin cushion starfish.
On Love City stop by Nest, Pink
Papaya, Dreams and Dragonflies,
St. John Spice Company, both
Connections, Jolly Dog, Every
Ting, Bajo el Sol, Sparky's and the
Friends of V.I. National Park Store
to pick up a St. John calendar.
To purchase the 2011 United
States Virgin Islands calendar
on St. John, stop by Jolly Dog,
Dreams and Dragonflies and St.
John Spice. Both calendars are
priced between $15 and $16.
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Half of the Lone Star Taqueria team, Jeff Parsons, above center-right, was hard at work
last week whipping up Tex-Mex treats at the new Marketplace eatery.


New Lone Star Taqueria Serving Up

Authentic and Affordable Tex-Mex Eats


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Jeff Parsons and Amanda Rubio
spiced thing up at The Marketplace
last week.
The two Texans shared their
authentic Tex-Mex flavors with an
eager crowd last week then they
opened Lone Star Taqueria on the
second floor of the shopping com-
plex, next door to 212 Boutique,
on Wednesday, December 8.
With a line out the door all day
long, the two had to close their
doors early when they ran out of
food. But they were right back at
it on Thursday, ready for custom-
ers looking for more.
"We just wanted to provide
some of the food from where we
are from; the food that we miss,"
said Parsons. "This is what we
cook when we have friends over.
It's simple, but really good."
The restaurant, which offers
only take out, is open for break-
fast starting at 7 a.m. and serves
up morning and lunch offerings all
day until 3 p.m.
Looking for a light breakfast
taco? Lone Star has that covered
and more. Morning highlights in-
clude egg and chorizo tacos, hue-
vos rancheros and the miga plate
of fresh scrambled eggs cooked up


Lone Star owners Jeff
Parsons and Amanda
Rubio.
with crispy corn tortilla chips.
There are also fresh homefries,
bacon and picadillo seasoned
ground beef cooked with onion
and potatoes whipped up each
morning as well.
Later in the day be sure to stop
by Lone Star Taqueria for Tex-
Mex staples of straight-forward
and delicious tacos, plates and na-
chos. The tacos come soft or crispy
with beef, chicken or the scrump-
tious came guisda pork stewed
in a thick brown sauce which
should not be missed. Fajita tacos,
made with chicken or beef with
grilled onions and green peppers,
are also available.


Those looking for heartier fare
should try one of the lunch plates,
which come with spiced Spanish
rice and fresh pinto beans. Try ta-
cos, chalupas or fajita-style lunch
plates for a filling entree. Combi-
nation plates, served with a soft
taco, a crispy taco and a chalupa,
are also available.
And don't forget about Lone
Star's nachos. Choose from cheese,
bean and cheese, or fajita nachos,
served with chicken, beef or both,
along with sliced jalapenos and
guacamole.
Rubio's freshly-made pico de
gallo and out-of-this-world jalap-
eno sauce for which she owes
a debt to her grandmother are
the perfect accompaniments to the
tacos and plates.
To wash all that down, try one
of Rubio's agua fresca drinks,
spring water steeped with fresh
fruit. While the agua fresca offer-
ings will rotate, last week Rubio
had whipped up batches of melon,
watermelon and horchata a re-
freshing combination of rice, va-
nilla and cinnamon.
With prices starting at $2.50
and nothing more than $10 on the
entire Lone Star Taqueria menu,
one simply can't go wrong for
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St. John Tradewinds, December 13-19, 2010 11


Reindeer Ramble Run Is December 19
Christmas is quickly approaching and Santa and his reindeer
need to get in shape before the Big Night. So they are going to do
a run on St. John and everyone is invited!
Join the St. John Landsharks Second Annual Reindeer Run on
Sunday, December 19. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the
race at 8 a.m.
Donations in the form of pet food or treats would be greatly ap-
preciated and will benefit the St. John Animal Care Center. Meet
at the Annaberg parking lot. Parking is limited, so please carpool
if possible.
Santa and two reindeer (that's one runner and two friends) will
run together as a team. This is not a relay the three runners must
start, run and finish together. Jingle bells and a "harness" will be
provided and runners should feel free to elaborate with hats, tinsel,
antlers and more.
The course will be from Annaberg to Big Maho to Francis and
back to Annaberg. There will also be a kids short course.
There will be fun Christmas themed prizes and awards, and
sweets and treats for everyone! For more information email Louise
at louise @tsurfbvi.com or call Jude at 779-1416.

Donations Needed for STT Family
St. John Properties is accepting donations for members of the
David family, who lost everything they own last week after an
explosion at their Bovoni apartment.
Stop by the upstairs office in the St. John Properties Building,
located next to Mongoose Junction, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday to drop off toys, clothing, and more to the
family. There are three girls and five boys, ranging in age from 16
to 1, in addition to the mother in the family.
For more information call St. John Properties at 244-7418.

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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
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going strong again in this, its eighth, year.
The garden was planted by 20-year JESS vet-
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dents hands-on experience and impart life-long
skills.
"The goal of the club is to learn and appreciate
gardening as an art and a life long learned skill for


a healthier life," said Munnelly.
JESS' Green Thumb Gardening Club was also
recently awarded a $400 grant from the Communi-
ty Foundation of the Virgin Islands. Funds will be
used to buy additional seeds and equipment. The
garden is currently overflowing with tomatoes,
peppers and more.
The Green Thumb Gardening Club meets daily
before school, during recess and each Friday after
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October 31, leaving St. John coast-
al shores and trails cleaner, and the
participants with a greater respect
for the island.
As always, Friends of VI. Na-
tional Park were proud to support
V.I. Coastweeks on St. John; but
the group was even prouder of
everyone who participated in this
year's cleanup.
More than 150 volunteers
pitched in and removed well over
2,000 pounds of debris from almost
every single one of the island's
beaches and also some trails.
Friends would like to thank all
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pecially those who adopted beach-
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cleanup: Cid Hamling; Coral Bay


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School; Holiday Homes; Julius E.
Sprauve School; Miles and Susan
Stair; Ranger Laurel Brannick;
the Rood Family; St. John Brew-
ers; St. John Land Sharks; St. John
Yacht Club; and St. John Rotary.
The group would also like to ac-
knowledge the local sponsors who
made it possible for the volun-
teer shirts to be printed. A special
thank you goes out to: FirstBank;
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Disaster Looming In New Legislature Building


St. John Tradewinds
Seasons Greetings to one and
all! Whether you celebrate Christ-
mas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, the
Winter Solstice, or the Crucian
Christmas Festival, this is the time
of year to appreciate friends and
family, take some time off from
work, and generally enjoy the
blessing of being alive together.
My staff and I wish you the best
during this holiday season leading
up to the welcoming of the New
Year. We remind you to celebrate
responsibly and this means no
driving after drinking. Let's make
it to 2011 hale and healthy!
The holidays can be an espe-
cially lonely time for some whose
family and friends are far away, so
take the time to reach out to some-
one to whom you haven't spoken
in a while. Your call or visit may
be the most precious gift that your
friend receives!
We say a fond farewell to Sis
Frank this holiday season. She will
be missed. We are to wear colorful
colors to her memorial service as
we celebrate her life. She touched
so many people in so many ways,
and left this world a better place
than she found it!
I received an early Christmas
gift this year with your resounding
support in the General Election.
Representing you in the Legisla-
ture is hard work, however your
acknowledgement and encourage-
ment makes it all worthwhile.

Christmas

Morning

Serenade Set
Annual St. John Serenade in the
Park set for Saturday, December
25, at 5 a.m. at Frank Powell Park
in Cruz Bay. Come by and bring
an instrument and that Christmas
cheer! Anyone interested in donat-
ing local breakfast items should
call 693-8102.


I must turn to business for a
moment, with some quick alerts:
On November 22, the Legisla-
ture passed an omnibus bill that
reinstated funding for the 60-foot
radio tower in Hansen Bay. This
affects St. John. In September I
knocked it out of the 2011 budget,
due to input from 30 St. John resi-
dents who objected in writing.
If I told you the details of how
this funding came back during the
lame duck session, it would just
ruin your day. There is an alter-
native that consists of numerous,
small antennas that won't mar the
view. St. John residents, I will
help you combat this antenna in
the new year, if you are ready and
willing.
Another alert is that the St. John
Legislature is moving to a new
building, but it is being done with-
out consulting St. John residents.
Many who have seen the layout
are dismayed.
The leadership in the Legisla-
ture has been proceeding as if we
don't care what happens to the
Legislative Hall in which St. John
residents meet their government.
Several architects have joined
their voices and offered sugges-
tions. So far the Legislature's
leadership isn't listening. A Town
Meeting may be in order to avert
disaster.
Some good news is that the
long-awaited 150 parking spaces
surrounding the Enighed Pond are


now under construction and mov-
ing along swiftly. Thanks to VIPA
and the Executive Branch. And
thanks to the public, who kept the
pressure on.
I am very proud of St. John
residents who made it clear to our
Governor that they expect more
from him and his team for St. John
in the next term. Let us hold him to
his commitments, which include
fair resolution of the property tax
issue, the building of a parking
facility, and other equitable im-
provements for St. John.
I wish the Governor, his family
and staff the very best for the New
Year. He has a lot of hard work
ahead and he will need our prayers
and support.
Christmas Eve and Christmas
Day are always a joy on St. John.
This year, the Community Carol
sing will be at Mongoose Junc-
tion at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by
the Unitarian Universalist Fellow-
ship of St. John, song sheets will
be provided. Harvey Werbel will
play the accompaniment on the
piano. In addition, there will be
a brass quartet. The Caroling will
conclude at 7:00 p.m. and families
often walk over to Cruz Bay Park
to watch Santa Claus arrive.
And don't forget the early-
morning serenading which tradi-
tionally begins in Cruz Bay Park
at dawn!
Happy Holiday and Happy New
Year to one and all.


Mahoney's Freddie

Completes Canine

Good Citizen Test
Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger presented Patricia Ma-
honey and her dog Freddie with a
certificate acknowledging Fred-
die's successful completion of the
American Kennel Association's
Canine Good Citizen test.
Way to go Freddie!


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Boyson Crew Responded Great During Barge Grounding


Public Schools Closed for Holiday
December 24 Until January 10
In response to inquiries regarding Holiday Leave for the ter-
ritory's public school students and school-based personnel, De-
partment of Education Commissioner Dr. La Verne Terry issued a
statement to clarify the matter.
"The Department has received inquiries relative to the actual
date that territorial public schools close for the Christmas vaca-
tion," said Terry. "Per the 2010-2011 Public School Calendar,
the final day of classes for the 2010 calendar year signaling the
Christmas break is Thursday, December 23, 2010. All territorial
public schools will be closed from Friday, December 24, and re-
opened on Monday, January 10, 2011."


for their professional and positive attitude. I also want
to thank the flotilla of local craft who came to our aid
and support, as well as the many taxi drivers who ap-
peared to get us all safely to our destinations.
Our car was waiting for us at the dock the next
morning, keys in the ignition and a sincere apology
note on the seat. I was impressed by how a little island
acceptance and faith can get you through a tough mo-
ment. The crew and others all responded competently
and I appreciated it.
Sincerely,
Lauren Mercadante


Coral Bay Yacht Club Thanks Community for Support
of 29th Annual Thanksgiving Regatta


The Coral Bay Yacht Club would like to thank the
following businesses for their support for the 29th an-
nual Thanksgiving Regatta. These donations contrib-
ute to the proceeds of the regatta and benefit the St.
John Kids And The Sea (KATS).
Since 1988, volunteers have offered basic marine
safety and sailing instruction to the children of St.
John and we appreciate your help in our support of
this organization.
Deli Grotto, Friends of V.I. National Park Park,
Bamboula, Fabric Mill, Shades, Ocean Grill, Porti-
co, Sun Dog Cafe, Tap Room, Bougainvillea, Sugar
Birds, Caravan Gallery, R&I Patton, Starfish Market,
Nest, Happy Fish, Chelsea Drugstore, St. John Hard-


ware, Quiet Mon Pub, Computer Express, JJ's Texas
Coast Cafe, Calypso Charters, Connections, La Tapa,
Inn at Tamarind Court, Rhumblines, Zozo's, Woodys,
St. John Spice, Dreams & Dragonflies, Joe's Rum
Hut, Low Key Watersports, Beach Bar, Fish Trap,
Palm Jewelers, Cactus on the Blue, Mojo Cafe, G-
Spot, Banana Deck, Massage from Nicole, Into the
Blue, Freebirds, Aqua Bistro, Tourist Trap, Concor-
dia Cafe, Shipwreck, Lily's, Big Ben, Crabby's Wa-
tersports, Island Blues, Jolly Dog, Mumbo Jumbo,
Coral Bay Marine, Awl Made Here, K2, Sara Groves,
Budget Marine, Independent Boatyard.
Thanks again for your generosity,
Coral Bay Yacht Club


Recent mortal attack of a shark on swimmers in
the Red Sea stimulated an interest in what to do with
the sharks?
In many places, the killing of sharks is prohibited.
After the recent attack in the Red Sea, the news said
that the shark will be found and "relocated." This is
total nonsense. Everything like this is done because
the environmentalists advocate a natural "balance"
and people are not supposed to disturb it.
The shark is on the topmost level of the develop-
ment of fish. They are predators feeding on other fish,
mostly large ones. This is the same category of fish
caught by the fishermen. Sharks compete with them.
It is well known that there is over-fishing of many
important categories of fish and fishermen have to be
restrained in order to fish less. Sharks are their com-


petitors. Why protect sharks if they are disturbing the
balance of other species of fish?
Besides, there are occasional tragedies after shark
attacks on people. During the war, there were many
people shipwrecked and hundreds, probably thou-
sands, were killed by sharks. Why protect this speci-
men?
The sharks should not be protected, there should
be actually a bounty for killing the dangerous kinds,
especially in places like the Virgin Islands, which is
dependent so much on the tourist trade. Fortunately,
we do not yet protect the lion fish. Sharks should be
handled in the same way disregarding a "balance"
which, in case of this most developed species of fish,
is a nonsense.
Z. Hruza


My husband and I were passengers on the Boy-
son Co's "General" Sunday during it's unfortunate
grounding on the reef. As in any event of this kind,
initially there were feelings of unease and worry.
Unfortunately some passengers seem to overreact,
almost panicking, demanding "action!" and frighten-
ing some of the children. But the crew responded well
in this emergency and guided us through the steps
needed to secure our safety while they tried to free
the barge.
At no time did I feel unsafe or abandoned. Incon-
venienced? Yes. Taken care of? Absolutely!
I commend the crew of Boyson Co's "General"


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Medallion

Auction Dec. 16
The Virgin Islands Taxi-
cab Commission will be con-
ducting a public auction for
a St. John Taxi Medallion on
Thursday, December 16th,
2010 at the St. John Office
of the Lieutenant Governor
located at the Battery start-
ing promptly at 12 noon.
The opening bid is
$35,000.00. All bidders must
be pre-approved by the Vir-
gin Islands Taxicab Com-
mission prior to the date of
the auction.
Ten percent of the bid
amount is due at the time of
the auction, and the balance
must be paid no later than the
close of the business day.
For more information or
to have questions answered
call 693-4211 ext. 4002.


Festival Committee Hosting Kids

Christmas Party on December 13
The St. John Festival and Cultural Organization Inc. is hosting its
2010 Christmas Party for children in grades 4 through 6 on Monday,
December 13, at Frank Powell Park from 5 to 7 p.m.
Parents are responsible to drop off and pick up their children. The first
300 students to arrive will receive a gift from the organization. The party
is sponsored by the St. John Festival Committee and the private sector.

IEK Annual Christmas Concert Dec. 21
The Ivanna Eudora Kean High School Music Department presents its
Annual Christmas Concert titled, "A Time to Celebrate" at 6:30 p.m. on
Tuesday, December 21, in the cafeteria.
The concert features the school's steel orchestra, chorus and Jazz
Choirs, Drama Club, and the concert, jazz and marching bands. The
school's Faculty and Staff Choir will make a special presentation, and
the performing students invite everyone to "come and celebrate" the joy
of the season.
Call Jeannette Rhymer, Chairperson of the Music Department, at 777-
5299 or at 775-6380, extension 4830 for ticket information.

Safe New Year's Eve Party for Kids 8-15
Sisterhood/Brotherhood Agenda is hosting a New Year's Eve Youth
Extravaganza at the Housing Parks and Recreation Building in Cruz Bay
on Friday, December 31, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Parents, please register
children in person starting at 8 p.m. Businesses, please help VI youth be
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Passengers in life jackets watch the rescue effort
from the rear of the General II.


General II Runs Aground on Rocky

Outcropping Outside Enighed Pond


Continued from Page 3
got taxied back to the dock."
For her part, Mercadante
never felt in danger, she ex-
plained.
"We never felt that we were
in any danger of sinking or that
we were alone or that the crew
didn't know what they were do-
ing," said Mercadante. "They
did a great job and they had a
really positive attitude."
Several private motor vessels
eventually circled the barge,
including a V.I. National Park
boat, a dive boat and a water
taxi, while a USCG helicopter
flew overhead. No fuel or oil
leaked from the vessel during
the grounding, according to
Boyson Inc. officials.
Once the tide rose fully, the



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barge was able to make it off
the rocks and made it to the
Enighed Pond Marine Facility
dock under its own power by
6:45 p.m., according to Boynes-
Jackson.
The Boyson manager apolo-
gized for the inconvenience
caused by the accident and the
company's shortened barge
schedule last week.
"We would like to thank ev-
eryone who assisted us at the
time and we'd like to apologize
to all of our customers for the
unfortunate incident," Boynes-
Jackson said. "We hope that
our customers will have pa-
tience with us until we can get
the vessel back online and be
able to resume our full service
schedule."


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Passengers onboard the General II when it went
aground on a rocky outcropping wait in the front of the
barge as officials try to get the vessel moving again.


After More Than a Year, VINP Road Work Coming To An End


Continued from Page 5
come out swinging and finish up
the striping."
"We're really looking froward
to completing the center line be-
cause I don't think anyone under-
stands how much of the road they
take up from other people when
they don't stay in their lane,"
Hardgrove said.
Over the 15 months of work,
there were two close calls by sub-
contractors carrying paving loads
in VINP, explained Hardgrove.
"We had two close calls, two
different incidents, when two
loaded dump trucks flipped over,"
he said. "I want to thank Dr. Gary
Ray for the site restoration he did
on the North Shore with native tree
plantings."
No one was injured during ei-
ther incident, and damage to re-
sources was kept to a minimum,
Hardgrove added.
"Both of the drivers bailed out
and weren't hurt," he said. "It
seemed both subcontractors were
youngsters who were trying to
make good time."
With the use of "automatic flag-
men," or temporary traffic lights,
VINP officials were able to keep
the road open to traffic throughout
the project.
"The exception was when the
dump truck flipped and we had to
close the road for a 24-hour pe-


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Two new speed bumps at Jumbie Bay, above, should
have drivers proceeding slowly through the area.


riod," said the VINP superinten-
dent.
One of the final stages of the
project arose last week, the five
large "traffic calming devices," or
speed bumps, which were installed
late last month. The first one greets
vehicles entering VINP at Lind
Point, and makes its point, as any-
one who may have hit it with a bit
too much speed, can attest.
"The traffic calming devices re-
ally work," said Hardgrove. "They
were placed prior to coming to a
trail head where there are pedes-
trian crossings. At Cinnamon there
will also be a pedestrian walkway
to the new accessible trail head."
Speed bumps on North Shore
Road are located at Lind Point,
Jumbie Bay, which has two, Trunk
Bay and Cinnamon Bay. One addi-


tional speed bump may also be in-
stalled near Maho Bay, Hardgrove
added.
"The good news is that law en-
forcement officers now don't have
to worry so much about speed
control," said the VINP superin-
tendent. "The investment we made
in speed control will pay for itself
in time. It was well worth it."
While the speed bumps will
take some of the work off VINP
rangers' the park is enforcing
speed limits on North Shore Road,
Hardgrove explained.
"Occasionally you will see law
enforcement parked at the Caneel
Bay pull off with a radar gun,"
he said. "They are enforcing the
speed limit up there. The maxi-
mum speed there is 20 miles per
hour."


Six Veterans Get SCUBA Certification on St. John


Continued from Page 7
came together. St. John, once
again, rolled out the red carpet for
these guys."
Along with Thompson, Carla
Chatterton, head of SUDS' advi-
sory board, and master instruc-
tor Dave Lewis, also helped with
SUDS' St. John week. While the
week's events seem effortless,
behind the scenes, Chatterton and
the SUDS team work tirelessly to
ensure that all of the wounded sol-
diers' needs are covered.
"Just talking to these guys and
seeing the smiles on their faces,
makes it all worth it," said Chat-
terton.
Since starting out four years
ago, SUDS has certified more
than 200 veterans in scuba and the
group continues to grow, explained
Thompson.
"It's really great," he said.


"These guys don't have to deal
with gravity down there, so even
with no legs, they can do every-
thing anyone else can under wa-
ter."
Scuba also gives wounded vet-
erans the confidence of mastering
a new skill and a way to connect
with others, Thompson added.
"A lot of these guys are discon-
nected when they get back from
the frontlines wounded," he said.
"Teaching them to dive is often a
catalyst for other activities. Just
getting into the ocean and seeing
the fish and the coral, is amazing
for them."
"This is also something they
can do and be really good at,"
Thompson said. "It really builds
their confidence and a lot of times,
these guys go out and mentor oth-
ers. It's 'I did it and you can do it
too.'"


Eli Tice, a member of the Ma-
rine Corps from Charlestown,
West Virginia, who lost a leg and
was seriously wounded in Afghan-
istan, was one of the veteran's in
the SUDS group on Love City last
week. While Tice had previous
diving experience, he had never
been to St. John and had not been
diving for years.
"I have been diving before, but I
just got certified," said Tice. "It felt
really natural. I liked the peaceful-
ness and how natural it felt."
"The scenery was amazing and
we saw a sea turtle this week,
which was the coolest," said Tice.
It is exactly the smile on Tice's
face that keeps Thompson, Chat-
terton and the entire SUDS group
motivated.
"We'll keep doing this as long
as there is a need," said Thomp-
son.











Friends Online Auction Rakes in More than $25,000


St. John Tradewinds
When bidding for the 2nd Annual Friends of V.I.
National Park Online Auction closed at 10 p.m. on
Sunday, December 5, the non-profit organization had
raised more than $28,000.
"We are thrilled", said Friends Development Di-
rector Heather Ruhsam. "We surpassed last years'
$15,000, and our goal of $25,000 for this year!"
Friends is dedicated to the protection and preserva-
tion of the natural and cultural resources of VINP and
to promoting the responsible enjoyment of this unique
national treasure. Money raised from the auction will
go to support Friends and assist them in continuing
their work on behalf of VINP.
"The response from donors was amazing this year,"
said Ruhsam. "I am excited by the number of donors
who contacted us because of what they had seen in
the press, and also by the donations that were made
directly through our auction site once bidding had be-
gun. We ended up with 44 unique items up for bid
from a variety of local and off-island donors."
"Our bidders had a lot of great items to choose


from, and it shows in our numbers," said the develop-
ment director.
The move to separate the auction from the group's
annual gala has proven to be a good one. Friends will
continue to host the online auction around the same
time in years to come, giving holiday shoppers and
vacation seekers a great opportunity to find something
unique and do some good at the same time, explained
Ruhsam.
Friends thanked all the donors who made the auc-
tion possible, their media partners for helping them
to get the word out, and of course, all the bidders
who clicked and shopped online to push them to over
$28,000.
For those wondering about the gala, don't worry,
it's around the corer. Mark those calendars for Sat-
urday, February 5, 2011. It will be hosted by Cheryl
and David McDaniel at their new home, "Butterfly
Beach" in Fish Bay. Invitations will be in the mail
shortly, but residents can also contact Friends at 779-
4940 for more information or to buy entry and raffle
tickets.


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community's help
to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows
something, they should say something. Even the
smallest bit of information may be just what law
enforcement needs to solve these cases.
St. John
On November 27, at about 4:30 a.m., a resi-
dent at 17 B-l Estate Enighed was awakened by
the sound of a burglar in her bedroom. When she
got up to investigate, the burglar left quickly via
the sliding glass door and then jumped over the
balcony to complete the escape. The burglar had
gained entrance by scaling the patio and entering
via the southwest sliding glass door. A red leather


bag was stolen containing passports, credit cards,
and some cash. The minimum cash reward for the
arrest of a burglar is $714.
Please continue to help law enforcement make
the territory a safer place to live, work and raise
a family by telling what you know about these or
any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org
or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Tips are completely anonymous, and the state-
side operators are multilingual. If a tip leads to
an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, ille-
gal drugs, or weapons, the tipster receives a cash
reward to be paid according to their instructions.
Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eli-
gible for these cash rewards.


New Lone Star Taqueria Serving Up Tex-Mex


Continued from Page 7
lunch or breakfast. But while the
prices make the take-out eatery a
no-brainer, it's the authentic food
that will have customers returning
again and again.
"Everything is home-made
and it's all the traditional flavors
from home," said Rubio. "This is
the food that I grew up with. My
mother didn't cook anything but
Mexican food."
"When I first moved out of my
mother's house, I was always call-
ing and getting her recipes for the
dishes that I missed," Rubio said.
"My grandmother used to carry
that jalapeno sauce in her purse
everywhere, because nothing was


hot enough for her."
After several serendipitous ex-
periences for Parsons and Rubio,
the restaurant kind of fell into their
laps, the two explained.
"We had been talking about
opening some sort of quick, af-
fordable taco stand and this really
kind of fell into our lap," said Par-
sons. "I ran into someone who was
selling kitchen equipment and I
figured I would sell it or do some-
thing with it. Then we knew about
this space being available and ev-
erything just fell into place."
Parsons has called St. John
home since moving to the island
from south Texas eight years ago.
On a break from Love City about


four years, he spent a few months
in San Antonio where he met Ru-
bio, who hails from the northwest
area of the Lone Star State.
Since returning to the island
together, Rubio has been doing
massage therapy while Parsons
has been working in villa manage-
ment, and neither is giving up their
other jobs. With their new venture,
however, the team is sure to be
kept busy as Love City enjoys the
tastes of their home.
Stop by Lone Star Taqueria
Monday through Saturday be-
tween 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a taste
of Texas in Love City. For more
information, or to order ahead call
714-TACO (8226).


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POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880

FIRE STATION: 340-776-6333

Friday, December 3
12:15 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that her tenant has
been threatening her. Disturbance of the peace, threats.
1:51 p.m. An Estate Contant resident c/requesting police assis-
tance in removing a male from her residence. Police assistance.
4:46 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident c/r a disturbance. Dis-
turbance of the peace, fight.
8:15 p.m. A citizen c/r a possible burglary in progress. Bur-
glary in the third.
11:05 p.m. A citizen p/r that she suspects a girl of stealing her
cell phone. Grand larceny.
Saturday, December 4
2:49 a.m. A citizen p/r that her purse was stolen in the area of
Cruz Bay. Grand larceny.
4:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r a lost passport. Lost
passport.
Sunday, December 5
4:20 p.m. A visitor from Texas p/r that he damaged his rental
vehicle. Accidental damage to a vehicle.
7:16 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that a vehicle hit her
side mirror and continued going in the area of Estate Enighed. Hit
and run accident.
Monday, December 6
2:30 a.m. A Quiet Mon Pub employee c/r a male making a
disturbance. Disturbance of the peace.
10:14 a.m.- A citizen p/requesting police assistance in remov-
ing his stepdaughter from his home. Police assistance.
12:45 p.m. A citizen p/r that two males threatened him. Distur-
bance of the peace, threats.
Tuesday, December 7
No time given A citizen r/ that she was assaulted by a group of
girls on Thursday, December 2. Assault in the third.
Wednesday, December 8
9:15 a.m. An Estate Hard Labor resident p/r that her spare tire
was removed from her vehicle. Grand larceny.
9:51 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that his truck was
damaged in an unknown area. Auto accident.
10:17 p.m. A citizen c/r hearing shots fired in the area of Estate
Gifft Hill. Shots fired.
Thursday, December 9
2:20 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r that the vehicle she
was driving caught on fire. Vehicle fire.
4:08 a.m. An Estate Zootenvaal resident p/r that her ex-boy-
friend punched her. Aggravated assault and battery.
11:54 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of the
Colombo Yogurt Stand. Auto accident.
Friday, December 10
7:11 a.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance in the area of Cruz Views.
Disturbance of the peace.


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

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

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

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


Jewelry
R&I PATTON goldsmithing
Located in Mongoose Junction
776-6548 or (800) 626-3445
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

Architecture Landscaping & Irrigation
Crane, Robert Architect, AIA Property Mgmt
tel. 776-6356 Cimmaron Property
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Management
tel. 340-715-2666


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
www.stjohnbeautylounge.com
Mongoose Junction 776-0774

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

Construction
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.com


St. John s premier property
Manager

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


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

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

Debbie Hayes, GRI
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com
www.stjohnvirealestate.com

John Foster Real Estate
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com
www.stjohnvirealestate.com


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

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

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

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

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

Retail
Saltwater Gypsy Consignment
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St. Johnimals, Island Pet
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Services
C4th Custom Embroidery
tel. 779-4047
Located in Coral Bay


Classifieds





SCENIC PROPERTIES GLASS MIRRORS GLASS SHOWERS
340-693-7777 SCREENS TABLE TOPS
Cruz Bay: An EDC Qualified Supplier
* One bedroom/one bath
/d $100000 LICENSED GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND PAINTING
w bd r n 00 Across from Inspection Lane, Sub Base, STT, 777-9269

w/d $1000.00 C .,-
* One bedroom/one bath

$1300.00
* One bedroom/one bath STORAGE:
w/d $1700.00 SECURED LOCKERS
* Large studio $1200.00 Sizes to 10' x 12'
avail Jan 1st Autos, Boats, Trailers. narketplaCe
Coral Bay: Call For Rates: 779-4445 hnL
SOne bedroom/one bath www.properyachts.com EVERYTHING
$1250.00 YOU NEED

ON EVERY LEVEL
CRUZ BAY OFFICES
2 bedroom, 2 baths Reasonable Rates, bright, GREAT PLACE
unfurnished, A/C, W/D. secure building, ample TO SHOP, DINE
First, Last and security, parking, First Month Free AND WORK
Call 775-7561 or 690-1138 693-7040
COME JOIN US
WE HAVE
FISH BAY LONG TERM SPACES AVAILABLE
AVAILABLE FEB 1: RETAIL or OFFICE
Furnished 3/2 native stone home w/covered decks,
View w/privacy on 1.22 ac. 3k/mo 970-382-6683 340-776-6455
Poweron@tearthlink.net





PUBLIC NOTICE
The Directors of St John Homes, Inc. hereby advise the St John community, and
the public at large, that Jane Thompson (a/k/a Jane Stuckert) is NOT a Director,
Officer, nor Agent of this Company and she is NOT AUTHORIZED to represent,
bind, nor conduct business on behalf of the Company in ANY capacity. Any person
or entity doing business with Jane Thompson a/k/a Jane Stuckert on behalf of St.
John Homes, Inc. does so at their own risk, and the Company will not honor any
representations, commitments or undertakings made by Ms. Thompson.


ST. JOHN BUSINESS
OWNERS Affordable
Reliable Internet. 1Mb
service $70/mo.
info@dishanddat.com
340 779 4001


RELIABLE
MOBILE
AUTO REPAIR:
Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Suspensions, Shocks,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
CALL 227-9574


Department of Planning and Natural Resources
Public Hearing on Proposed Zoning Map Amendment
to the Virgin Islands Official District Map for St. John U.S.
Virgin Islands

St. Ursula Mutli-purpose Center
St. John
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
6:00 p.m.

Application
ZAJ-10-1: Guilderoy Sprauve for Parcel No. 17 J-1 Estate
Adrian, No. 18 Cruz Bay Quarter, St. John for a use variance
to the current R-1 (Residential Low Density) zoning in
order to allow a service station.

Files can be viewed on St. Thomas at DPNR's Division
of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, Cyril E. King
Airport, Terminal Building Second Floor or on St. John at
DPNR's Office (in front of the Elaine Sprauve Public Library,
Cruz Bay) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through
Friday except holidays.







St. John Tradewinds, December 13-19, 2010 19


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IS Smployml


Watersports Jobs!

Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:

Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
Job Vacancy Announcement
Environmental Enforcement Officer III
St. Thomas

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE: December 21, 2010

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Investigates resident's complaints relating to waste disposal
and handling, and performs "windshield" inspections of busi-
ness, public and private properties to ensure compliance with
Title 19, chapter 56 and Title 29, Chapter 8 of the VIC and
all related rules and regulations.
* Investigates incidents of illegal dumping of waste and seeks
to identify the responsible party(s): conducts follow-up and
subsequent closure of all assigned complaints and/or inves-
tigations.
* Issues warning notices and citations evidence to support all
issued citations.
* Serves violators Orders for Corrective Actions (OCA),
Notices of Non-Compliance (NONC) and other
Administrative Orders (AO).
* Indentifies and recommends penalties for environmental
damages caused by violators
* Initiates injunctive actions to halt and limit environmental
damages, and prescribes remedial actions as necessary to
restore appropriate environmental conditions
* Review all Environmental Enforcement Officers work orders,
investigates reports and complies and prepares monthly sum-
maries of activities.
* Prepares work schedules for approval by Division Director
and/or Senior Compliance Officer.
* Provides oversight, leadership, guidance and assistance to
Environmental Enforcement Officers and trainee while in
the field
* Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
* AA degree in Environmental Science, Environmental
Planning, Criminal Justice or Political Science from an
accredited college or university.
S A minimum of six (6) years serving in the capacity of a law
enforcement officer.
* A minimum of five (5) years serving in the capacity of an
Environmental Enforcement Officer II.
* Must be a Virgin Islands Police Department Academy
Graduate.
* VI driver's license is required.

Submit the Environmental Enforcement applications and
a letter of interest along with a resume to:
Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 1689
Kingshill, St. Croix 00851
OR
Email us at employment@dviwma.org
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority is an Equal
Opportunity Employer


BUSY
REAL
ESTATE
OFFICE
NEEDS
P/T


RECEPTIONIST/
ASSISTANT. MUST BE
PLEASANT, DEPENDABLE,
AND HAVE GOOD
COMPUTER SKILLS.
ALSO, SALES AGENTS
LOOKING TO EARN HIGH
COMMISSIONS NEEDED
NOW. INQUIREIS ARE
CONFIDENTIAL.
CALL RE/MAX 775-0949


ASST MANAGER,
Gallows Point Resort

Position in St. John, USVI
Manage & direct resort
operations

Requirements:
St. John resident, property
management experience,
people skills, flexible hours,
weekend work required,VI
Driver's Lic., References
required, Salary will be
based on experience.

Interested person email
your resume to Akhil@gal-
lowspointresort.com or fax
resume to 340-776-6520





CARETAKER POSITION
AVAILABLE
Responsible couple desired
for care of two villas in the
Cruz Bay area (no short term
rentals), in exchange for
rent. Position available as
of January 1,2011. Separate
caretaker residence provided.
Please submit resume/
background information/
references via e-mail to:
stjohncaretaker@ gmail.com





2002 FORD RANGER,
43000 miles, a/c, 4 wheel
drive, great shape. $9,900.
Call Rick@5517-203-8046


Suzuki Island Car for Sale:
Partially Renovated $1500
OBO Richard 340-642-5358


COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE


At The Lumberyard






UNUSUAL



OPPORTUNITY



first floor space available




Downtown Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business



For Space Call Nick


340-771-3737







VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-002-T-11 Preventative Maintenance and 24-Hour Emergency Repair Services of
Emergency Power Generator Systems and the VI Waste Management
Authority's Facilities St. Thomas and St. John, Virgin Islands.
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.
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 2:00pm 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. O. Box 1689, Kingshill, VI 00851-1689
(Six (6) Sealed Proposal Packages Marked Proposal for RFP
No. RFP-WMA-002-T-11, 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.org 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 clynch@viwma.orq.
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
Executive Director
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Community Calendar



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


Monday, December 13
The Department of Health
is offering free flu shots on
from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at
the Nazareth Lutheran Church.
The Coral Bay Commu-
nity Council planning discus-
sion series will continue with
its second meeting from 6 to
7:30 p.m. at the Guy Benjamin
School (Room 6) in Coral Bay.
The St. John Festival
and Cultural Organization Inc.
is hosting its 2010 Christmas
Party for children in grades 4
through 6 at Frank Powell Park
from 5 to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 15
All residents who use
Gerda Marsh Road to reach
their homes are requested to
meet with Coral Bay Commu-
nity Council stormwater engi-
neer Chris Laude at noon at the
intersection of Gerda Marsh
Road and Kings Hill Road.
The Coral Bay commu-
nity Christmas Tree Lighting
and Carole Sing is at 6:30 p.m.
at the basketball court.
Thursday, December 16
The Virgin Islands Taxicab
Commission will host its an-


nual veteran medallion St. John
auction at 11 a.m. at the Boulon
Center.
Saturday, December 18
The Bethany Moravian
Church will be hosting its an-
nual Pre-Christmas dinner on at
the Bethany Fellowship Hall.
Sunday, December 19
Virgin Islands Audubon
Society's Christmas Bird Count
is scheduled on St. John.
Join the St. John Land-
sharks Second Annual Rein-
deer Run. Registration begins
at 7:30 a.m. with the race at
8 a.m. Meet at the Annaberg
parking lot.
Friday, December 31
Sisterhood/Brotherhood
Agenda is hosting a New Year's
Eve Youth Extravaganza at the
Housing Parks and Recreation
center in Curz Bay from 8 p.m.
to 1 a.m..
February 19, 2011
St. John Relay for Life -
momentum continues to grow
in team sponsorships, volunteer
recruitment, purchases of lumi-
naries and additional corporate
sponsorships. For more infor-
mation call Mary at 642-1629.


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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
Bay.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS
Narcotics Anonymous has open meetings 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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-Adjacent to National Park lands (and short walk to the beach) with
spectacular views of Francis Bay and west (sunsets). Gentle grade,
and easy build. This lot is ideal/unique for one seeking a private estate/
compound within the National Park, desiring lots of land /gardens/privacy
with convenient beach access.

Inquire about January 26th Bid deadline and February 15th Auction (and
Rules) as this lot will be sold to highest qualified Bid!

*(Nearly 3 acre Beachfront access lot available separately for $3.8 million.)



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Licensed Real Estate Broker.

VILLALLURE
Impressive 5 bedrm,
7 bath European Style
Villa in Coral Bay


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www.RealEstateOnStJohn.com
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"Brisas del Mar" has beautiful
panoramic views from every
room looking over Coral Bay &
Hurricane Hole to the British
Virgins. There is an open floor
plan with custom kitchen, 2
bedrooms on the main floor and
a spiral stair case to the third
bedroom suite, which has its
own balcony. The pool & spa
decks face the cooling easterly
trade winds and rising sun and
moon. A good short term rental
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"The Castle" is a one-of-a-kind
property with a startling vista
that few homes can match. A
secluded enclave bordering
National Park lands, this villa
was lovingly hand-built by the
designer over eight years. Since
its completion in 1995 this trea-
sure has become a popular
rental. Words nor pictures can
describe the other-worldly
feeling of romance, spirit and
magic that is St. John's little
castle. $1,485,000.00


"Someday Isle" is a well built,
custom pool villa in a lush,
tropical setting with great views
overlooking Coral Bay & the Sir
Frances Drake Channel. A
popular rental villa, the main
level has a well-equipped
kitchen, cozy living area & large
covered outdoor dining area with
unobstructed views & cooling
tradewinds. The 3 bedrooms are
private & feature en suite baths,
.The lower level bedroom is a
stand alone studio apt. $1.399M


Colibri" Superb sunset and water views from this three bedroom
waterfront home in Great Cruz Bay. Features include native
:onework, large pool deck with gazebo, masonry construction, air
conditioning, water views from every room and pool, and lots of room
ir expansion. Deeded rights to beach and dinghy landing. A
complete refurbishing has just been completed. including expansion
f interior space and a completely new chefs kitchen. $3,795,000.


I _*J "Home Port" This small cottage is located in Estate Hansen Bay on
SI John's quiet East End and has terrific views north over Long Bay,
..i I,: Rams Head and south to St. Croix. The cottage is on the lower
1 ecIi:on of the lot with a large, level site for a main house above. Other
fealurie include end of the road privacy, solar power and mature
plans ith a drip watering system. Included are deeded rights to a
con:mm:,inin waterfront parcel with dock. $675,000.
"The Retreat" Perfect privacy & spectacular ocean views are the
heart of "The Retreat's" 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
S access to a sandy swimming beach. $1.595M.

"Sundance & Moonsong" Two houses for the price of one in
Sdesirable Estate Chocolate Hole. Both Sundance and Moonsong are
I j':suCCessul short term rentals within walking distance to Hart Bay
t[eahn and just a few minutes from Cruz Bay on paved roads.
SS,.nanc'ne is 3 bedrooms with a pool & spa with a large sundeck.
I_" Moon.:sng is 2 bedrooms 2 baths with a spa. $1,495,000

"Casa Del Palmas" Rebuilt, large, comfortable West Indian style
home with pool and spa, nice water and sunset views, easy access on
iu"iet dead end road, paved circular driveway, established landscaping
...Ih many palm trees and colorful hibiscus, and good breezes. The
s. cious lower level has three bedrooms, a private entrance,
completelee kitchen, and adjoins the large deck with pool. This property
a .deal for someone who wants to live on one level of the house and
renl the other for income. $650,000.
"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. There is a laundry room on
the lower level and space to add another bedroom. $575,000.

DEVELOPMENT/COMMERCIAL 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 subdivision permit and road cut to the top of the property. Great water
views to the British Virgins from every lot now just $1.9M, NEW Five Acres Above Newfound
Bay Make an Offer. One acre subdividable parcel on Bordeaux Mt. with great views for $1.1M
"Glucksberg Cottage" Why pay rent when you can own and produce income with this
apartment/studio duplex. Good neighborhood, quiet area, only five minutes to town and walking
distance to Pine Peace School. Property is non-conforming. $280,000.


EXCITING NEWS OF ST. JOHN ... BLUE TANG IS FOR SALE! A delightful 2 bedroom, 2 bath pool villa nestled
high on the hillside in the prime neighborhood of Great Cruz Bay. Offering privacy, vibrant sunset views, gourmet
kitchen, 60-foot covered veranda & sunny pool. Catered To's top rental villa. $1,295,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
GREAT EXPECTATIONS is the ultimate St. John 7 bed-
room, 7.5 bath compound comprised of a main house,
guest house, 2 swimming pools, 2 hot tubs & a private
regulation doubles tennis court! This popular turn-key villa
has very impressive rental income! $2999,500.
WATERFRONT with DOCK Masonry 3 bed/2bath
home on Ig. flat lot, with direct access to Fish Bay at your
doorstep. Now only $920,000.
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.
VILLA ROMANCE New, luxury villa built to highest
quality. This well-designed villa provides privacy, comfort
& exquisite 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 MUSTSEE! $2,150,000.
CHEZ SHELL Charming 3 bd/3 bath, w/gorgeous sun-
setvi fully
deco -1 A/C,
custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor plan.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great House,
with a 1960's home on a beautiful 1.42 acre lot. $799,000.
CALYPSO del SOL Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole & St. James islands.
Newer masonry home w/3 equal bdrm suites, Ig. screened
porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $1,950,000.
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.
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.
LIZARD HILL Exclusive No. Shore property, overlook-
ing Cinnamon Bay, one of the only privately owned homes
bounded on all sides by Ntnl. Park. Extraordinary landscap-
ing enhances magical views from 2 bd/2 bath main house
w/separate luxurious master bdrm wing & private pool. The
charming cottage is ideal for a caretaker. $3,100,000.
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, privacy
& 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.
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.
A BEST BUY! Well built, poured concrete cottage w/
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.
PLUMB GUT 1 bd/1 bath home with adjacent 1X1 cot-
tage. Lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $499,000.
STONE HOUSE Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa
w/covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral
Bay views. $1,620,000. With adjacent parcel $1,890,000.
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 BUSINESS LISTINGS
FABRIC MILL Very successful clothing business, es-
tablished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes
inventory & equipment, owner will train. $150,000.
SILVER IGUANA Beachfront shop w/eclectic collection
of sterling silver jewelry & locally crafted gifts. $75,000.
CBR CONDO LISTINGS
WESTIN TIMESHARES Call for a complete list of re-
sale units. All sizes & weeks available.
LAVENDER HILL Tropical 2 bd/2bath penthouse unit
w/wrap-around deck, pool & sunset views. $849,000.
BET ~v k-,I .d/2
bath CT 00
CRUZ VIEWS CONDO Nice 2 bedroom unit w/full A/C,
sunset views, common pool, good rental history. $495,000.
SELENE'S Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. Reduced to $399K!
CBR LAND LISTINGS
AFFORDABLE PARCELS in Estate Grunwald &
Adrian. Easy building sites, close to town. Starting at
$89,000. Call Today!
BANK OWNED PARCELS Chocolate Hole, priced to
SELL! $261,500 & 235,000. GREAT BUYS!
DITLEFF POINT Extraordinary sites on magnificent
peninsula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscap-
ing, and incredible views. Prices start at $695,000.
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-4zoning.$249K.


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LAI nfMHIINbU:iU'bc "CINNAMIUN
RIDGE" 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private
acre, bordered
by National
Park, features
stunning north
shore views,
pool w/waterfall,
spa, easy access
to Cinnamon
$4,900,000 Bay beach.
'CASA YAYA" Big-view villa on top
the world in Coral Bay. 3 bdrm, 2 bath
one level living w/ the BVI at your front
door. Entertain
by the infinity-
edge pool and
enjoy the indoor/
outdoor great
room with dra-
matic views from
$1,200,000 every room.


WAI HI-HUN I UN ULV"K5 BAT;Y
"CHOCOLATE BLISS" (5x5) Private, ex-
tremely quiet
masonry/
stone home
has all the
amenities one
would desire
on over an
acre of gently
$2,500,000 sloped land.
"PARADISE ON THE ROCKS" Tropi-
cal living, big views & masonry home-
centrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two
units: 2 bed-
rooms, 2 baths
& Great Room
upstairs; private
entry 1 bedroom
apartment down-
stairs. Rent one,
$1,165,000 live in the other!


"MILL VISTA CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 125,000
"FISH BAY" Views, breezes and paved access $ 260,000
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 285,000
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000
"CONTANT" lot with Great Cruz Harbor View. Owner Realtor $ 375,000
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000
"BOATMAN POINT WATERFRONT" Sunset Views and Gentle Site. $1,095,000
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and
underground utilities. From $265,000
"CHOCOLATE HOLE" Breezes and views to St. Thomas. From $285,000
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunsetviews. Can build FRACTIONAL
HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $335,000
"LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale amenities including barge
docks, paved roads, undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $275,000


"VI IAbIHU" owners total privacy win
breathtaking views over Rendezvous
Bay & St.
Thomas. 5
spacious bed-
room suites,
huge pool,
gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
$2,295,000 villa.
"SEAVIEW" vacation villa. Charming
4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent
condition with large pool in convenient
Choco-
late Hole
Switch
deeded
rights
to two
nearby
$1,150,000 beaches.


"wiNurniimI" Is an very private 1.4
ac. estate set high atop Gifft Hill. Dra-
matic views to the east w/ spectacular
breezes &sun-
rises. This 3
bdrm villa has
room to ex-
pand with an
oversized pool
facing the ter-
$1,649,000 rific view.
WALK TO BRUNCH & BEACH plus
ENJOY SOOTHING SURF SOUND
from this unique, masonry & stone
custom crafted, gated villa with pan-
oramic wa-
Ster views.
Flexible
floorplan
features 4
bdrms plus
$1,100,000 cottage.


"aml IUKILt VILLA" IS a contempo-
rary Skytop home with amazing water
views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical
landscaping,
pool, & open
architecture
set amidst se-
cluded privacy.
Great vacation
villa or island
$1,500,000 home!
"SAGO COTTAGE" adorable Caribbean
style ma-
sonry cot-
tage with
wonderful
Down is-
land views
and great
rental his-
kid5 story.


"r-tLCIAN'b rnHunr" a charming,
gated masonry & stone West Indian
style (3x2) villa features bi-level cov-
Sered and open
decks over-
looking a pool,
plus a separate
1xl guest cot-
tage. Fabulous
south shore
$1,295,000 water views!
"TREE HOUSE" offers spectacular
views from Upper Carolina's ridge top.
This gentle
parcel fea-
tures a 3
bedroom, 2
bathroom
homewhich
is bordered
by National
$685.000 Park.


"ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views SELLER FINANCING Ask about "MUST SELL BEST
ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to WITH GREAT TERMS! BUY" SITUATIONS
PPR MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7Spectacular private "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 3.71 Call or email today for info!
UPPERMONTE BAYESTATES" 7Spectacularprivate acre sub-dividable borders National
parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $,900,000 borders National
& underground utilities. From $799,000ark! A ING VIEWS! $1,900,000 OWN A MONTH (OR MORE in
"NORTHSHORE PROPERTIES" Peter Bay & Hawksnest/ "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
Denis Bay exquisite home sites with breathtaking views HILLSIDE Incredible BVI views! 12 Magnificent views and sunsets from
over the North Shore, BVI & many cays in between. Call for acre sub-divideable waterfront lot 3 homes with all amenities, pools
a tour today. Prices start at $895,000 for half acre for $9,999,000 plus 4 hillside lots w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1
"PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with available from $699,000 month ownerships from $59,000
breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES:
between. Prices from $1,750,000 spectacular BVI views, excellent roads, Own a week, a month, or more &
BEST BUY BEACH FRONT "GREAT CRUZ BAY" private underground utilities, stone walls, enjoy all the resort amenities! Most
dock access, quiet upscale neighborhood, awesome planters, common beach. Minutes from unit sizes and weeks available.
views. Owner/broker. Call for details. $1,300,000 Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000 Priced from $4,000


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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.


APPROXIMATELY 150' FROM
THE WATER at Pebble Beach with
fabulous water views! Beautiful wood-
work; upper level is a 3 BR unit &
lower level is a 1 BR unit. $675,000
ALLESANDRA Luxurious masonry
villa, extensively renovated in 2007,
picture postcard views of 3 bays,
3BR/3BA, 2 car garage $1,950,000
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan
inspired villa in Peter Bay. Sweeping
views, deeded walking path to the
beach, 4BR/5BA. Live webcam &
virtual tour @ americanparadise.com
$7,450,000


AMANI Spectacular 1800 views, presti- FUN & CONTENTMENT 1800 views. PLUMERIA Sunsets! 3 BR/3BA
gious Maria Bluff, 3 bdrms w/baths Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & masonry pool villa. Set privately in lush
located in the main building, plus mahogany hardwoods. Plans for 3 gardens, fenced yard, boarding
private guest cottage $1,795,000 more bdrms. $1,235,000 green-space. 2-car garage $1,499,000
HOMES


BAREFOOT New 2 Bedroom, 1.5
bath guest cottage in quaint neighbor-
hood. $599,000.
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath, dramatic views, short distance
to North Shore beaches, cooling
breezes $1,990,000.
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
AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA
villa, superior craftsmanship, Span-
ish tile roof, 1800 views, large pool &
hot tub $2,595,000


CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre
property, 3 bedroom, 3 bath with
pool and panoramic views. Zoned
R-4 and suited for development.
$2,950,000
WATERFRONT RETREAT in
Privateer Bay. 3BR/3BA, casual
beach house steps from the water &
features views from almost every
room. Paved roads & underground
utilities. $975,000
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4
bedroom villa above Rendezvous Bay.
Stunning residence exudes comfort,
class & elegance. $3,895,000


YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH
Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview"
features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR
beach house. $2,895,000
VILLA TESORI Luxurious custom
home, uncompromising quality, exqui-
site finishings, sweeping views.
5BR/5BA. $4,250,000
ISLANDS END 5BR/5.5BA home
on the serene East End. Completely
renovated. HOA common parcel with
dock. $1,995,000
SUSANNABERG! New masonry
home on FLAT lot plus separate rental
cottage. Borders Nat'l Park. $750,000


iMAINVIDUVV rLANMVIAHIIuAN private,
family estate house on 1.6 acres.
Features one of the largest private pools
on St. John (w/diving board). Mature
landscaping. $1,399,000

CINNAMON DAY DREAMS!
Located in Nat'l Pk boundaries of
Catherineberg on 1 acre. 2
bedrooms, 2.5 baths & office.
Immaculate! $1,995,000
ZOOTENVAAL! Newly built multi
unit tasteful masonry home sited on
1.36 FLAT acres. Expand or subdi-
vide. Private with large yard.
$925,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz
Bay with sunset views! 5 bedrooms, 5
baths with pool & spa. Come see the
impressive recent renovations
$1,095,000


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