New Owner at Deli GrottoPage 8SWEET SALE: Muilenburgs Bid Goodbye But Breath Stays ClosePage 10Royal Miss Belmar:Passenger ferry removed without incident from Great St. James IslandPage 3 Grant and Amanda Hayes Are Indicted for Murdering Woman in N.C.Page 2Building Height Dominates Code Revision MeetingPage 4 August 22-September 4, 2011 Copyright 2011By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School summer camp kids ooohed and aahed as they witnessed turtles, stingrays, But the kids werent snorkeling, or even getting wet. They viewed the V.I.s abundant sea life in its natural habitat from the safety of the Discovery, Global Marines new glass bottom boat, which mer camp kids aboard. Photo by Steve SimonsenGifft Hill School summer camp kids are amazed by underwater sea life on the glass bottom boat Discovery's maiden voyage on Friday, August 12.Discovery Wows Camp Kids on Maiden Voyage Continued on Page 5Tire Shop OpensPage 9
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Two weeks after Laura Jean was found in Oyster Creek near Richmond, Texas, former St. John have been indicted for her murder. The Wake County grand jury in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the couple lived and where the crime is thought to have taken place, found lawfully, willfully and feloniously did of malice aforethought kill and according to a report by Raleigh Investigators believe that Grant olina, then towed a rented U-Haul and drove, with their three childumped the body parts in a creek home. Several ice chests found at the scene were likely used to transport the body parts, according to Grant Hayes parents home in Kinston, North Carolina. The couple has remained in the Wake County, North Carolina jail since sister has not been charged with any crimes. Six warrants released by Raleigh police three for Grant and Hayes and one for a storage unit in Raleigh suggest that investigators focus is on the couples North Carolina home, according to a reItems seized from the couples apartment on three different days include a broom, a camcorder, car pet and padding, a comforter, hair and debris from a drain, a mattress cover, a laptop computer, pillow cases, sheets, showerheads, a toilet brush, a towel and wash cloth, a box of trash bags and a vacuum, among other items, according to Its one of the most gruesome years of law enforcement, Chief Grant Hayes has two young been embroiled in a custody battle given primary custody. Hayes met John sometime after he arrived Hayes and Perry started a relationship on St. John and the couple eventually moved off island, mar ried, and had a daughter of their own in June. worked as the director of the now tion and opened an art store in the dissolved and the art store closed, Perry worked at several different jobs on island, including at the Beach Bar. a musician under the name Grant Haze, played weekly gigs in Coral Bay before landing a regular gig in Cruz Bay. old, was reported missing on July work. She was scheduled to pick up her two young boys on the preshe never showed up. erson, claimed that Grant Hayes was very controlling and very manipulative, according to WT It was hard to contact her without getting in fear of her life, should have taken the threats more seriously. Grant Hayes and his wife are monsters. Grant and Amanda Hayes EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott email@example.com WRITERS ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTOR S Maggie Wessinger SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only THIRD CLASS PERMIT Permit No. 3 NEWSLINE www.tradewinds.vi email@example.com MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC COPYRIGHT 2011 news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John Tradewinds, Former St. John Residents Grant and Amanda Hayes Indicted on Murder Charges in N.C. Runner kayak race fundraiser, the public is asked to stop by Conpenheimer, where funds will be raised for Team River Runners annual trip to Cinnamon Bay later this year.Public Asked To Sponsor Flags To Welcome Veterans at Kayaking Event from a trip to Puerto Rico will be giving a presentation on their JFLI Student Presentation August 27 that there will be a heightened alert for illegal drag racing in the St. Thomas/St. John district, particularly in Coral Bay, during the police department has zero tolerance for street racing on the public roadways and anyone who is caught racing will face severe penalties. I have personally inspected the site and it is not suitable for drag racing, said Hyndman. The site is unsafe for both drivers ous injury or even death. illegal vehicle alteration and uninsured or unregistered vehicles on both islands. Hyndman also emphasized that illegal drag racing becomes especially dangerous when the racers are often young and inexperienced. day weekend to race illegally on the public roadways in Coral Bay. and will continue to prevent the crowd from racing in the area. The safety of the community remains the police departments number one priority, Hyndman explained. Drivers Cautioned Against Illegal Drag Racing in Labor Day EventsThe St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce has canceled its monthly meeting and urge its mem Instead, the chapter urges its members and the public to attend the PSC meeting, where members of the commission will want to hear from the community regarding ferry service. They have taken the time to plan a meeting just for St. John, so please plan to attend to discuss any ferry service issues, said St. The St. John chapter also asks members and residents to contact local senators regarding a legislative bill proposing a one cent per pound tax on all goods imported into the territory.PSC Meeting Set for August 23
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds more than a month after the Royal Miss Belmar ran aground on Great back to St. Croix at the close of St. Residents watched from differ ent vantage points on the western end of St. John midday on Satur Co. salvage crews on board the tug boat Mary Alice with the help of volving barge crane ColombiaNew York, plucked the ferry from the rocks and hoisted it onto the barge. The operation, which took approximately six hours to complete, was overseen by Coast Guard Incident Management personnel. This removal operation was a success due to the systematic coordination and planning efforts between federal and local agencies, local commercial salvage compasafely remove the Royal Miss Belmar from its grounded location, said Lt. Kristen Preble, Coast Guard Sector San Juan Chief of Incident Management. The crane and required equipment were set up within two hours of the salvage crews arrival, including the fastening of a series of cargo straps around the bottom of the Royal Miss Belmar The passenger ferry was transported to Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas where it was further secured before being transported to Savannah, Georgia, where assessments will be made to determine the Royal Miss Belmar s future. Other agencies assisting on scene were the National Oceanic ment of Planning and Natural Resources, Sea Tow and Husky Salvage. The Royal Miss Belmar ran hard aground on the northeastern shore of Great St. James island on the minutes after it departed Cruz Bay for St. Croix. emergency responders spent the rest of the night ferrying all on board, some on stretchers, over the ferrys aft gunwale and down about eight feet to a life raft tied to the stern of the vessel. The rescue effort would have been tricky enough in daylight, but the emergency came in the pitch dark of night in rough seas and high winds, according to emergency responders. The evacuation effort was comthe accident were not critical, and the Royal Miss Belmar remained moval. Coast Guard Marine investiga tors continue working with the vessel owner and local authorities to investigate the cause of the grounding. Thursday, Sept. 1st INDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Historical Bits & Pieces ......13 Letters ................................14 Police Log ...........................17 Senator at Large Reports ...15 St. John Tradewinds, Royal Miss Belmar Removed from Great St. James IslandSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical Focus Photography St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of USCGThe Colombia New York hoists the Royal Miss Belmar passenger ferry during salvage operations by Don Jon Marine Co., Coast Guard, federal and local agencies and local commercial salvage companies.
St. John Tradewinds, By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Perhaps still troubled by multi-story developments that have gone awry, St. John residents zeroed in on cussion on the second module of U.S. Virgin Islands ciates and Stuart Meck of Rutgers University, which has been tasked with overhauling the Virgin Islands tion of limiting building height by feet rather than by stories. Most codes use feet rather than stories, said plementing things like mezzanines. Height is the real issue. height, however, could be tenuous thanks to the V.I.s steep, hilly terrain. code needs to be written for what you think you can build. excluded from building height, which will be mea sured from the lowest point where the building meets existing grade to the top of the buildings roof. The duo said that aside from enforcement, height has been the number one building issue cited by V.I. residents. Smith. It taxes our resources and has put us in legal battles. St. John architect Rob Crane offered his thoughts on the height issue. It seems you could circumvent this problem with Crane. Im working on a one-story house on the East hard. The other issue raised by several of the approxibuildings, air conditioning units, balconies, cisterns, porches, stairs and pools be allowed within a propertys setback. I think you should take swimming pools and cisterns off that list right off the bat, said Crane. Im working on two houses in Great Cruz Bay which are both built right to the setbacks. In your interpretation, I could take their two decks and join them. ber, looking at different uses and measuring existing The duo is part of a team that has been working on second of an estimated six modules that will be presented to the public before going to the V.I. Senate for approval. St. John residents are urged to review the code revisions at planning.dpnr.gov.vi and submit comments St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Millam Stuart Meck of Rutgers University discusses the framework for revisions to the V.I. Development Code at a Thursday, August 11, meeting at the Nazareth Lutheran Church.Building Height Dominates Code Revision Discussion at August 11 Meeting
dents and visitors, and to expose the children of the Virgin Islands to the territorys stunning natural resources. Its an opportunity for our kids in the Virgin Islands to be able to see marine wildlife in its natural habitat, while developing their social skills by mixing them with tourists and island seniors, said Stanley Hedrington of Global Marine. The boat is big enough that we can host both a classroom and a semito marine wildlife, which is one of the most important things we have here in the Virgin Islands. The Discovery was blessed in July, and crews spent some time motoring around Pillsbury Sound and beyond seeking out the best sites for viewing marine life through the boats underwater windows. The waters around Stevens Cay, Congo and Lovango teemed We saw some special sites, said Carmen Hedrington. It was awesome. Stanley Hedrington, an avid diver, appreciates the opportunity to view underwater sea life without the extra worry that comes with diving. I wasnt able to really appreciate the fact that its a whole different world until I took a little tour, he said. I didnt have to worry about running out of air or getting a cramp. I could really focus on the beauty of it all. This is an opportunity we have to let our kids know the value of the marine industry and how we Discovery Glass Bottom Boat Aims T o Bring Residents, Visitors T ogether St. John Tradewinds, Continued from Front PageBeautiful BountyPhoto by Steve SimonsenGHS camp kids inside the Discovery St. John celebrated the V.I. Agriculture Department's National Farmers Market Week with its own farmers market on Sunday, August 14, at the Lumberyard.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical Focus Photography
St. John Tradewinds, By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds help each year. They train island They extract victims from mangled car wrecks, rappell down hillsides to rescue accident victims and deliver bodies of the deceased to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. But despite all that St. John Rescue does for Love City, the volunteer organization remains homeless. Even though we provide an extremely valuable service to our community, weve never had a home, said St. John Rescue This presents a problem for the organization, which must keep track of numerous documents and training supplies. Malacar ne stores mannequins and other training tools at his own home. When we go train someone, I have to schlep the equipment to the vehicle, unpack and set up at the training facility, then pack everything up again and take it back home, he said. Its very time consuming. While a facility large enough to store necessary tools and documents and train residents in CPR would be ideal, the organization would be happy just having a place for storage. Plans to work with the V.I. government to acquire a piece of land on Gifft Hill have fallen through, and grants the organization receives from the government will not cover the cost of buying or building a home for St. John Rescue. Were the only volunteer rescue agency in the Virgin Islands that doesnt have a place of our own, said Malacarne. We respond to more calls each year than St. Thomas, but the grant money is allocated based on population, so we receive the least governent funding. vides the government a free ser vice by delivering bodies of the deceased to Myrah Keating, the volunteer organization is charged full price to register their rescue vehicle each year. We do that as a courtesy, above and beyond what rescue squads typically do, said Malacarne. We dont mind doing it, but we feel that we get the short end of the stick. Its now become painfully obvious that a place to call home is an important part of the services St. John Rescue provides to the community. We are forced to beg for venues to teach our classes, said Malacarne. The Westin, Myrah Keating, the Marketplace and the Nazareth Lutheran Church have been gracious enough to provide space from time to time. Several documents have been lost as a result of not having a central location where we can store our equipment. The volunteer organization is free; however, they acknowledge that they dont have much to spend on rent. organization, meaning any break in rent offered to them can serve as a tax write-off. We dont want to spend a lot of money on rent because it takes away from training and the other things that we do, said Malacarne. We just want to get the word out. We are willing to pay; however, we operate on grants and private donations so we dont have a large supply of funds for rent. St. John Rescue often provides backup for the islands single ambulance crew. When the ambulance is on a call or transporting a patient to St. Thomas via the Star of Life, St. John Rescue is tasked with responding to any emergencies that may arise. There have been numerous times where the ambulance has been on another call and were the only ones available, said Malacarne. Were spread out all over the island, which is especially important in Coral Bay, where it ambulance to get out there. People know us and they like what we do. and considering were not even year is a lot, he added. To contact St. John Rescue regarding a space to rent, call MalPresent this ad and receive $10 o any 50-minute treatment.* FOR MORE INF ORMATION, PLEASE CALL .., EXT WR-FitnessClub TW 3.2011.indd 1 3/23/11 6:44 PM St. John Rescue Seeks Home Base for Its OperationsWere the only volunteer rescue agency in the Virgin Islands that doesnt have a place of our own. We respond to more calls each year than St. Thomas, but the grant money is allocated based on population, so we receive the least governent funding.
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds One young Virgin Islander is undertaking a huge effort to make a positive change in his island home, and it all began with an idea that came to him in the shower. graduate of the Gifft Hill School who is entering his senior year at Stanford University, has developed the V.I. Scholars Program, a three-week course open to St. Thomas and St. John residents who are in high school, with the ultimate goal of helping them develop leadership skills and prompting them to make positive changes within their community. The three-week program exposes students to classes on public speaking, leadership and more, while connecting them with community leaders from senators to leaders in the non-proft sector. Stanford students and alumni are volunteering their time to help run the program. The idea is that you cant change the community without solutions that get the whole community involved, said Liburd. Social impact projects encour age V.I. Scholars students to take on an issue in the local community, whether it be teen pregnancy or gang violence, and create a solution to share at the end of the three-week session. V.I. Scholars was borne out of Liburds wondering what he would do post-Stanford. I want to be able to bring a brighter future to the V.I., he says, citing the territorys high murder per capita and dropout rates as some of the more serious issues faced in the Virgin Islands. Lincoln is such a visionary, said fellow Stanford student Jenny Peter, who came to the V.I. to help Liburd run the program. V.I. Scholars inaugural prosix from St. Thomas; of whom from private. The students represent a wide range of ethnicities and socioeconomic statuses. Liburd hopes to continue to ing years by opening it to more students and providing more reWe want to get the students as early as possible and get them through college, he said. We want to ensure an extensive network to encourage responsible citizenship, so these students are always thinking about how to better their communities. Liburds ultimate goal with the program is to increase the livelihood of every Virgin Islander and to improve conditions in the ter ritory, whose prosperity is clearly near and dear to his heart. These kids are lucky, said Liburd of the eight students in this years V.I. Scholars program. I wish Id had something like this growing up, because I mightve The programs impact is already apparent in this years students, who are well-spoken and enthusiastic about V.I. Scholars. Thomas, who hopes to one day be a pediatrician specializing in car diology or oncology, joined the program in the hopes of trying to make a change in her community. Its fun, said Bailey of the program. I thought itd help me become a better leader. also of St. Thomas, hopes to one day be a pediatrician or a midwife. I want to improve my public speaking and computer skills, she said of why she joined the program. It connects us with mentors; mine is helping with my college and scholarship applications. The program is great, Im learning a lot, and I think its reV.I. Scholars could not have come to fruition without the help of several different people and or ganizations, including the Standford students and alumni who volunteered their time; the Commodations Council, which helped fund the program through grants; and local businesses including the Westin, Gifft Hill School, Samuel Cottages, L&L Jeep Rental, Windward Passage, Bolongo Bay and the St. John Community ply for next years V.I. Scholars program, visit www.vischolars. cebook page.St. John Tradewinds, V.I. Scholars Aims To Create Future Leaders, Effect Positive Change in the Commmunity DONT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTETAKE CARE OF YOUR 2010 MARKETING ALL AT ONCE.SPACE RESERVATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30THADVERTISING ARTWORK DEADLINE: JULY 30TH For more information about St. John Magazine or to place an advertisement in the 2010 Edition (email) firstname.lastname@example.org or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at www.stjohnmagazine.com ADVERTISING DEADLINE: AUGUST 31STWE'RE WORKING ON OUR 2012 EDITION St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam V.I. Scholars students attend classes on leadership, program. announcingHeather Brewster is now a Notary Public and available at Connections East Mon. Thurs. 9:30 5:30 or by appointment. Cruz Bay 340-776-6922 Coral Bay 340-779-4994
By Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds though the islands most popular deli has changed hands, its lauded menu and reasonable prices arent going anywhere. Chris Sepe is the new owner/ eatery that has been gathering a following for the past six years from its convenient locale tucked inside Mongoose Junction, and he ken. Nothing is going to change, nearly two months ago. The previous owners created a good thing and it would be stupid to change it. Even the highly lauded Grotto Bread a yeasty concoction featured in mouth-watering menu items like the delis signature chase as a whole loaf will keep its original recipe, a fear Sepe has frequently quelled since taking Sepe was living on St. John for two years before he seized on the opportunity to own a business that I have been a chef my whole life and have been looking for a good, working business down here something that would allow me to spend time with my hours are great with my schedule, which is rare for a chef. Hailing from California, with a long stint in Miami, and most recently, as a chef at W!kked, the St. Thomas waterside bar and restaunary background stretches far but takes root in good, simple food. I love working with seafood, you can do a lot of things with it, he said. But I am just as happy with a good sandwich. like the Grotto Chicken Panini featuring smoked and pulled white meat chicken, mozzarella, tomatoes, red onion and lightly spread chipotle mayonnaise on madefrom-scratch rosemary and onion focaccia or the Pink Cadillac, a delightful creation of turkey, cheddar, guacamole, salsa and cream cheese contained in pumpernickel knows its sandwiches speak for themselves. The bread is impossible not to got great desserts we make homemade each day. Its pretty hard to stay away from them. think coconut chocolate bars and Jumbles, a chocolate, peanut off the shelves are the perfect after-meal pick-me-up, especially when paired with one of the halfdozen espresso treats on offer. The deli, open weekdays from off to a day on the North Shore. its Breakfast Burrito consisting of eggs, cheddar, salsa, potatoes and lla, you can spend the entire day on the beach before hunger pangs start to creep. Grottos menu. The menu prices are what makes this such a popular place, Sepe said. Living on St. John is so expensive so not only the tourists, but the locals, like it here. This is the place to go for a sandposition is hard work, he said the career change has allowed him to pursue his passion while spending time with his family. Ive been around food my Grotto is something I wanted to do for my family life. St. John Tradewinds, Deli Grotto Switches Hands; Sandwiches Stay the Same ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days closed tuesdays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: email@example.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Gold Addy Award Magazine Design St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam New Deli Grotto owner Chris Sepe has promised not to change the deli's tried and true recipe for success.
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds two decided that St. John could use another car repair center, and two years later, theyd secured a location, built a brand new facility and opened for business. We realized St. John needed another tire shop, said Hendrickson. So we came up with the idea, got the property, then decided that this is what we were going to do. We had no experience, none at all, he continued. But we knew we had a good tire guy, so we knew it was going to do well. He knows everything about cars. years. ness has been great. Located behind Marina Market and accessed via the road at Candis BBQ, the tire shops brand new building features all the quality equipment one needs to service cars, including a car lift and two tire mounting machines, one of which is a heavy duty tire masuch machine on island. all brands of tires and can also do oil changes, brake changes, spark plugs, tire rotation, disposal of tires and more. St. John native Neil Bridgewater is the shops mechanic, and customers can be assured their vehicles are in good hands at the new tire shop. Bridgewaters experience began in Job Corps, followed by four years as a mechanic at E&C. He then worked at Texaco for two years before branching out on his own to do window tinting and auto detailing. Even during that time, all my friends used to bring their cars to me for oil and brake changes, said Bridgewater. drickson. We have the best price, and the service is quick; youll be in and out, said Hendrickson. Our staff is very friendly. But the shop isnt trying to edge anyone out of business, Hendrickson is quick to clarify. We dont do body work, he said. We leave that for [St. John mechanic] Halle. Its a small island, and we have to share. We have the best price, and the service is quick; youll be in and out. Our staff is very friendly. St. John Tradewinds, Rapid Response Session To Be Conducted for Employees of Caneel Bay Resort on Aug. 24-25St. John Tradewinds Bay Resort management team will provide rapid response sessions p.m. at the resort. ployees will be retained to provide essential services. partment of Labor, exists to ease the impact of layoffs and to astion of services available for dislocated workers. Information will also be made available on community services by local agencies that provide help and support to the workers and their families. Dale Tire Shop Offers Top-notch Mechanic, Low Prices, Friendly Service St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Andrea Milam Mechanic Neil Bridgewater shows off Dale Tire Shop's heavy duty tire mounting machine.
By Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds Master mariners and world travelers Peter to the boat they built on the East End and spent the past quarter century sailing from St. John shores. It was a long time coming, said Peter, who has battled Parkinsons disease for the one of the unhappy thoughts was the possibility of it being sailed somewhere else. But the ending between the gifted author which has embedded itself into the local sailing lore over the years is bittersweet. Breath, which the Muilenburgs sold to Wisconsin-based owners plan to operate Breaths charter business in the same capac ity as before with Colin Hanson, who has worked alongside Peter for the past eight years, as her captain. Breath Caden, came to St. John in March and went sailing on Breath with her younger sister, friend and a close friend of the Muilenburgs. sister to say Breath was for sale, and the Consolattis decided to seize the opportunity to run a family charter business they hope will earn enough money to cover frequent visits to St. John. We want to keep Breath in Coral Bay and keep her rich history and tradition alive while gearing the charter business toward those things I wanted to do as a family business to be able to teach my son to sail, keep it in the family, keep running the char ters with Colin still captaining and my sister The Muilenburgs couldnt be more pleased with the way the deal turned out. Peter calls Breath a St. John boat built on the islands shores and even saved by its people, Breath wrecked onto a rocky Bahamian beach and community members banded together to raise enough money to bring her back to life and sail her home. This is exactly what I wanted to see if I had to sell the boat, he said. Colin knows it from scratch. He has been the skipper for several years. It was a sweet ending. Talking with Peter makes it evident that Breath was not just a boat; she was a part of their two sons, Rafael, now a Harvard Law to become an oncological surgeon. I had some great experiences from the time we built the boat, we sailed it, said Peter, whose book, Adrift on a Sea of Blue Light, chronicles some of the interest ing stories and touching memories created along the way. It was a wonderful way of life. Peter built Breath, the biggest boat ever Muilenburgs at her helm, Breath has crisscrossed the Caribbean as far west as Cuba and as far south as the Venezuelan coastlines, traveled the Bahamas several times over, exanchored in the waters surrounding Portugal and Spain, spent a summer in Greece and to Morocco, into the Canary Islands, and have without getting the experiences to talk about, Peter said. There was always something more interesting than staying at home when you had a great boat like I had. St. John Tradewinds, barefootdesign group,llclicensed architect AIA member NCARB certifiedmongoose junction, po box 1772 st. john, us virgin islands 00831 tel (340) 693-7665, fax (340) 693-8411 barefootaia.comprofessional design and development services ATTENTION ST. JOHN HOMEOWNERSHIRING PROFESSIONALS TO MAINT AIN YOUR HOME ISNOT AN EXTRAVAGANCEI T ISSMART BUSINESS SENSE CONTACT THE PROFESSIONALS AT Cimmaron Property ManagementS t. Johns Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / www.cimmaronstjohn.com / firstname.lastname@example.org P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex Cruz Bay Sweet Sale: Muilenburgs Bid Goodbye but Breath Stays CloseSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Breath, which has traveled 50,000 miles during its lifetime, will remain in Coral Bay under new ownership.Continued on Page 16
St. John Tradewinds News Photo to operate the property as an inn with 27 rooms.We want to create an inn that is cutting edge in environmentally friendly operations, low and renewable (solar) energy use, as well as a resource for guests to learn about the natural beauty of St. John. Karen Vahling, St. John resident and planned manager of the proposed inn St. John Tradewinds, Voyages Building Proposed as New Coral Bay InnSt. John Tradewinds The long-vacant Voyages building in Coral Bay is proposed for a new voyage as the Coral Bay Inn, a green inn that will bring affordable, convenient lodging to the heart of Coral Bay. The new owners also plan to bring green to the community in the form of tourism revenue and jobs. The Voyages building and the vacant lot behind it are under contract through a partnership of local and seasonal residents, each having extensive experience in the lodging industry. In collaboration Coral Bay residents Karen and Rob Vahling plan to oversee construction and management of the inn. The Vahlings, who recently built their own home in Coral Bay, are excited about what the inn can offer the community and its guests. We think a small inn will bring a breath of life to Coral Bay businesses, and it couldnt be in a better location, said Karen Vahling. The building has been vacant for years and the community needs building. Instead of starting another new construction on the island, plans are to keep the existing footprint of the Voyages building and add cant lot behind the building. Vahling, also executive director ciation, is adamant that the Coral Bay Inn will be a green inn wherever possible. We want to create an inn that is cutting edge in environmentally friendly operations, low and renewa resource for guests to learn about the natural beauty of St. John, said Vahling. Everything guests use will be eco-friendly yet comfortable, and every place they look will offer something to learn about our island ecosystems and nature from the artwork, to books, to native landscaping around the inn. Everything will offer a message that St. John is a treasure to enjoy and protect. Guests will enjoy harbor views from the planned balconies and the convenience of being located next to Cocoloba Shopping Center, on the bus line, and in walking distance to other restaurants, shops, and harbor excursions. The inn will be ideal for visitors who want the convenience and affordability of an inn, and rooms can be rented nightly, said Vahling. Upscale rooms will offer hotellike amenities but without a restaurant or spa, and will be in the We want guests to stay with us but to visit Coral Bay businesses for shopping, dining, tours and services while theyre here, Vahling said. We look forward to offering the Coral Bay Inn as a winwin part of the community. The buyers have submitted a rezoning application to change rooms, as designed by architect Rob Crane, also a board member ciation. Both current and proposed zoning allow for three stories. There will be a public hearing Guy H. Benjamin School in Coral courage the community to come discuss the Coral Bay Inn and support the rezoning request. How can you cut your electricity bill immediately A renewable energy system Solar panels or wind turbine offering 50 percent rebates on photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. On top of that residents are eligble for 30 percent income tax credit. Quick calculation2Kw PV systems produces on average 9kwh of power per day 270 kwh per month at 41 cents$110 savings per month
By Dr. Elaine Campbell Special to St. John Tradewinds Care Center shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay have been noting all the towels and rugs hung out daily to dry in the sunshine. Not only is this sight a testimo ny to the cleanliness of the shelter, it also displays shelter administra tor Sally Nelsons efforts to save electricity as much as possible by using St. John sunshine instead of the shelter dryer. The shelter is essentially a small isolation area, supply closet, and two rooms full of cages for cats and kittens. The bottom level is doggie town with sturdy kennels each housing a single resident or two dog friends. There is also a large puppy kennel where puppy litters can hang out and romp together. The runs in the rear provide extra kennel and exercise space. Keeping all these units clean is Technician, is in charge of caring for the downstairs residents and their kennels while Nelson cares for the upstairs felines which cur largest number of resident kitties assisted in this daunting task by two young summer interns, Kencia Jolly and William Vesey. Rugs, water and food bowls, some dog beds, and a large supply of donated towels are all washed daily. The puppies and adult dogs are bathed immediately when they arrive at the shelter and as frequently thereafter as Marnen sees Since the kennels are all usually occupied, a problem arises. Where to put an evacuated dog while the way, how can Marnen and Nelson Rather than waiting for the towels which must subsequently be washed. Nelson has requested the purchase of a heavy-duty shop vacuum cleaner with a powerful ately. area would greatly ease cleaning chores for the women as well as save time, water, soap and power. daily problem of where to move each kennel resident during the cleaning sessions. The acquisition of a shop-quality vacuum cleaner hasnt been budgeted, and Nelson and Marnen and the puppies and dogs are seeking help from the St. John community to provide funding for this permanent item. Nelson calculated that a donato St. Thomas to shop for it. If more than one resident or vacuum fund, he or she can feel assured that the money will go towards paying for essential food, medications, vet visits, and shelter upkeep supplies. vacuum on a check or money or tach a note saying that the donation is for the shop vacuum fund. mal Care Center shop vac are income tax deductible. St. John Tradewinds, 2011 Off-Season Restaurant Closures(Courtesy of Ruth Ernst of St. John Spice)Animal Care Center Shelter Is Seeking Shop VacuumA A week during the fall. Call for details. Open for BT Reopening September 30. Closed Wednesdays, lunch and dinner served all other days.TC Reopening October 1. C for seasonal hours after October 1. Breakfast C 20 Reopening around October 5C Reopening October 4. Open for dinner every night.C noon to 2 a.m., kitchen open 1 to 10 p.m., NFL Sunday Ticket SportsL September. Lunch Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., dinner Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by reservation only.Cruz Bay Prime at the Westin Closing August 15 Reopening October 11D normally accepted 6 to 8:30 p.m., but hours are D Reopening in November.F October 1The Fish Trap Restaurant and Seafood market 11. Dinner only Tuesday through Sunday 4:30 to HI now, kitchen will be open by the end of August.T only in September, except 10 days at the end of September when the hotel will be closed for renovations. Reopening for breakfast and dinner in early October.I possibly one week in OctoberJ served all day starting at 7:30 a.m. Lunch/Dinner menu served noon to 4 a.m.JL night.L October 31. Closed on Tuesdays, bar opens at 5:30 p.m. Dinner served 6 to 10 p.m.T Reopening November 14. Closed Sundays, lunch served Monday through Friday, happy hour 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, dinner 5:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday.T M MOR Reopening September 20. Dinner 5:30 to 10 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Sunday brunch 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Ronnies Pizza n Mo Closing August 20 Reopening September 25S Reopening September 30S Reopening November 1S Reopening September 12SSun Dog Cafe Closing August 13 Reopening September 12Gecko Gazebo Bar Closing September 1 Reopening September 12S Reopening early November. Closed on Monday TT Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.V OctoberW Reopening October 7. Lunch, dinner daily.Z Sundays. items can be brought to the shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay, TuesACC Flea Market Set for Saturday, Oct. 22
St. John Tradewinds, Historical Bits & Piecesby Chuck Pishko Gene Emanuel: St. John Legacy crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 SUMMER TIME% Local Discount 00 Maho double occupancy 50 Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI/BVI & PR Residents 00 Maho & 00 Concordia low season rate for non-residents Enjoy swimming, snorkeling and hiking at Maho Bay Camps and Concordia Eco-Tents340-715-0500 www.maho.org PO Box 310, St. John USVI 00831 Sunday Brunch 9am-1pm LIVE Classical Guitar Music Maho double occupancy Concordia double occupancy per night for USVI, BVI & PR Residents Concordia per night for non-residents (low season) By Chuck Pishko St. John Tradewinds honored to attend the going-home celebration for Professor Gene Emanuel on St. Thomas. Gene during an outstanding career at the University of the Virgin Islands and representing his homethe Caribbean, and Europe. He was instrumental in establishing courses in Virgin Islands Culture and Literature at UVI and the University of the West Indies. He believed that the education of our students in the culture, history, and literature of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean was essential to their self actualization. The celebration was very impressive with annotations by faculty and students as well as musical selections by Louis Taylor accompanied by St. Johns own Jonte Samuel on the saxophone, St. Johns ECHO people led by Louis Ible, Ira Meyers, Kwabena Gumbs. Poetry selections and dance were also included. Sele is a major annual presenter on the address. Gene had a deep appreciation of St. Johns history and people. He labored on the St. John Slave Revolution Commemoration Support Group to bring our histotour of the islands important sites commemorate the events of Nothe capture of the fort there. On this occasion the ancestors were called upon to bless the remembrance. Gene set the tone by telling the participants of the sacred grounds on which they were standing; the walls echoed with the freedom and their victory. We celebrate it because it is part of our sacred history which must be heard and commemorated so that all generaforget that freedom was born right here on St. John. This revolution preceded the Haitian Revolution. While the St. John revolt had been downplayed, Gene and others worked and succeeded in bringing this history to the forefront. This was a great legacy and a noble act for all people. Ge had also spoken to the St. John Historical Society about the need to develop new historical perspectives showing respect for those whose stories havent been told. His talk was a scholarly masterpiece. He began with refer ences to the philosophies of Hegel and Kant, the regions many nationalities and ethnicities, and ended with a charge to continue to research St. John history with sensitivity and pride. Gene was an active participant and advisor on a myriad of St. John cultural activities includeducating the man in the street as well as the most erudite scholar with the same degree of concern and respect. Gene knew that the struggle continued and that we are still on the road to total freedom and harmony. He has joined his savior and his ancestors and will continue to urge us onward. St. John Tradewinds News Photo Professor Gene Emanuel leads the annual hike to Fortsberg commemorating the capture of the fort in the 1733 slave revolt.
who came out and supported the Nicole Robin event at thank the persons who donated items, those who par ticipated in the ceremony, and those in attendance. Special thank you to Pastor Sampson for the use of the Nazareth Lutheran Church. We would like to ask the general public to please continue to pray for the safety of those involved in the marine industry. Captain Lloyd Prince, Captains Association St. John Tradewinds, Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to email@example.comNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY SEPT 1ST Keeping Track of Crime 2011-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 0 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 2 2nd Degree Burglaries: 7 3rd Degree Burglaries: 24 Rapes: 1 Letters To St. John Tradewinds SUMMERTIME PUBLISHING SCHEDULESeptember 5 and 19Weekly publication will resume with our October 3rd edition. Captains Association Asks for Continued PrayersHyndman Named as Acting Police Commissioner There is a troubling trend in society today. Workis poor. If a company hires a worker, trains them well, pays due wage and treats them with respect, that employee should show up on time, be polite, perform their duties and, should an incident happen, report the matter to their supervisor. Whether that person is related, has been there for years, is a good friend or is on probation, everyone on that team must operate as one. That means the company vision, mission statement and, therefore, actions should be internalized. If the workers of a company have nothing but negative feelings, management must reorganize. If management has negative words about their employees, they should reexamine their hiring policies. It will do your company no good if you hire substandard help and allow them to pull down the companys image. have good reason and documentation to back up your decision. This issue doesnt pertain to young people only. There are some older folks in business, church and civic groups who are setting bad examples. If the owner of the company, the head of the agency, president, governor, senator, commissioner holds them selves to a high standard and demands that others follow, discipline will be easy to maintain. The difference between being a heartless boss and them. Emmanuel PrinceThere's a DifferenceSt. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh last week announced the appoint ment of Raymond L. Hyndman as acting police commissioner ciss last day on the job was government service at the end governor agreed to remain at the period. The people of the Virgin Islands join me in again extending our appreciation to Commissionvice to the Virgin Islands and for the example he set for so many young people as he advanced his career from police cadet to commissioner, deJongh said. Hyndman will oversee police operations in both districts while the ongoing search for a per manent police commissioner continues. Hyndman rejoined has held every uniformed position, including Chief of Police, in the department and has been actively engaged in the consolidation of the many improve ments in police practice and per formance initiated by the former commissioner. forts of those dedicated men and women of the Virgin Islands Poing the community safe is more than a job, it is a mission. I thank Chiefs Querrard and work they do each day in providing leadership to those men and women who have sworn to serve and protect all in our territory, said deJongh. Steadily and relentlessly, they work with all in my administration to achieve our shared goal of a safer Virgin Islands.
St. John Tradewinds The St. John Legislature has moved to new quar ters, between the police station and La Tapa restauwe are open for business, so come by for a visit! week, plus almost every evening. Catherine Stephen is now working full-time and is assisted this summer by our industrious intern, Kamaria Penn. are problems with the phone system. If you cannot get through, just drop by. We are here for you. Nicole Robin Voyage Commemorated invited to the small but meaningful celebration of the freedom of Love Citys own Nicole Robin ferry boat which was captured by Cuba as it made its way from Louisiana to its home base in St. John, is fascinating one full of adventure and intrigue. The full story of this adventure has not yet been told, and I hope that St. John media and writers will interview the surviving crew members and document the adventure of the Nicole Robin. Senator Attends School of Government Kennedy School of Government. It brought together world. We learned techniques to help us do our jobs government whom we can call upon as we work out problems at home. The same issues we struggle with in the Virgin Islands are being faced by elected and ple in the states wrongly assume that if its hot in the states, its sweltering in the V.I. In fact, those in the Property T ax News quest a payment plan if you are unable to pay in full at this time. The good news is that once again, the bill will be which will be due early next year, will also be at the ing Point revaluations are essentially dead. They will never be used to levy taxes. We know that on St. John, praisal is planned by the Lieutenant Governors Ofwith Maryland-based Bearing Point. We paid them painful waste of scarce funds. recent legislative session that would have forbidden the V.I. government from hiring Bearing Point again. It required the government to provide training in property appraisal to Virgin Islanders, and to hire locally to get the job done. This amendment was shot down in the session, with the majority voting against it and the minority voting for it. I have brought it back in the form of a stand-alone bill, due to be heard in island, while providing hundreds of local jobs. If we can do the Census locally, we can appraise our properties locally. We simply cannot afford to be spending millions on off-island contractors, when Virgin Islanders can and want to do this work. W aterfront Issues Committee The Cruz Bay waterfront issues committee contin ues to meet. The committee is looking at how to spend and other infrastructure. This is urgent, because if we snooze, we loose. More on the waterfront committees work in the next report. Bill 29-0123 Passes Into Law as Act 7261 In the recent June session, the legislature passed a It is the one youve heard about that cuts government ated, but rather forced on the unions, they have sued the legislature. Hundreds of thousands of dollars may go to defending this ill-conceived action in legal fees and other expenses. the unions, a lawsuit would have been avoided. the pay cut, but it is on page three, section three, that the acts true damage to the Virgin Islands is revealed. what he wants, and the legislature has given up the duty of monitoring and controlling the purse strings tional. St. John Tradewinds, Continued on Page 17Island Issues Senator-at-Large ReportsBy Senator Craig Barshinger While progress has been made in renovating and upgrading fais not completed, explained Housing, Parks and Recreation Commissioner St. Claire N. Williams. vation and rehabilitation of this park which greets our residents and visitors on St. John as they arrive to the island, continues the effort toward completion, said Williams. The construction fence which once lined the perimeter has been removed but there is still a ways to go. Until the work is completed and the park has been rededicated, the facility is not available for public use and vending is not allowed.Renovation Work Continues at Frank Powell Sr. Park in Cruz BayHoliday Homes co-owner Christie ONeil has been nominated by Governor John deJongh to the Virgin Islands Real Estate Commission. St. Croix resident Stephanie Hodge was also nominated. The nominees were announced in a letter to Senate President Ronald Russell in which he requested prompt perience as a licensed real estate sales agent or broker in the territory. She has served two terms as president of the St. John Board of Realtors and was president of the Virgin Islands ONeil currently serves on the board of directors for the tors.Governor Nominates Christie O'Neil To V.I. Real Estate Commission Christie O'Neil St. Thomas. Police said Halliday was operating a heavily tinted tiative on St. Thomas, during which one other arrest was made. Police partnered with V.I. Superior Court Marshals in this initiasured vehicles were towed. Some motorists were displeased with laws which they appeared to be unaware of. St. John Resident Arrested on St. Thomas During DUI Enforcement
sailing on your own steam. raised their children on the water. It was a great way to raise the kids and a great way to travel, he said. Kids on a sailboat who are regularly going out to sea have important jobs to do from a very young age. They are a pair of ears and eyes that are just as sharp maybe sharper than those of an adult. The Muilenburgs, who have built a large part of their lives at sea, will continue the next chapter from their home perched high on Bordeaux where they rent out their recently-built captains cottage, Mountain Eyrie, and Peter works on his next book. Their mountaintop home provides the ideal panorama for the view into Coral Bay harbor where Breath still remains, serving as a constant reminder of the lifetime of memories collected over the sails. St. John Tradewinds Responding to popular demand and community developed plans to establish a source of quality used and surplus building materials at affordable prices on St. John. This will be called the Re-Source Center, and The Re-Source Center will accept donations of useful construction, household, gardening and marine items from individuals and construction projects and resell them at a fraction of new retail prices. tion, donated equipment and materials would be considered a charitable donation and may be tions, educational outreach and other programs that promote green building and environmentallyresponsible island living. The greenest building is one that uses existing materials vs. new ones, so the Re-Source Center is a win-win alternative to the cost and impact of buying new especially given the cost of mate plus construction and home items will be created, and materials will not need to be extracted from the earth again and shipped here. The Re-Source Center will require an easily accessible, commercially zoned parcel or buildis willing to consider all options and offers for a location from vacant land to an existing building. We can start as simply as land for storing materials in containers while we list them at a virtual Re-Source Store on our website, or, we would love to have a building to expand and upgrade into a model green facility at no cost to the owner, said Vahling. The Re-Source Center may add other components if space and funding allow, including recycling, erosion control and new green building materials, a Green Education classroom, onsite demonstrations, and possible sharing of space with sustainability-oriented vendors. Having planned the Re-Source Center over pledges for green improvements, including solar systems and lighting. Community members have tion materials, but had to be turned away until a location is found. Support and need are evident, but the Re-Source Center needs a home. St. John Tradewinds, St. John Tradewinds News Photo Lary Larson, Christina Larson, Lindsay MacDonald, Jesse Consolatti, Caden Consolatti, Amy Consolatti, with Dorothy Muilenburg and Peter Muilenburg. Continued from Page 10IGBA Is Looking for Home for Green Building Re-Source Center Through December 31, V.I. residents have the opportunity to stay at the night.St. John Tradewinds News Photo Sweet Sale: Muilenburgs Bid Goodbye but Breath Stays CloseSt. John Tradewinds The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is celebrat ing VI residents with the start of its Virgin Island Resident Radio Special. Locals are invited to escape the special is booked for two nights, the Westin Spa is also offering couples massages for the price of one. availability. Proof of residency status in the form of a driver license or voters registration card is required rate plan VIRES.W estin Offers Room, Spa Discounts for LocalsSt. John Tradewinds Visitors Coleman Roach Jr. and Janice Roach captured and killed this daughter Caleigh Roach and family friend Colleen Baker, when the liOur motivation behind its capture comes from the spectacular snor keling that we do right here in our bay, said Janice Roach. We never want the beauty to be destroyed.
Continued from Page 15 St. John Tradewinds, Thursday, August 4 Enighed r/ he was in an auto accident in the vicinity of Trunk Friday, August 5 Contant, St. Thomas p/r she sustained damage to her vehicle. tate Pastory c/r she was being followed. Police assistance. Saturday, August 6 Grunwald p/r he was threatened peace, threats. central dispatch to r/ damage to his vehicle in the area of Cruz assistance. Caneel Bay r/ her husband was No time given The Westin c/ via central dispatch to r/ a male at the front desk creating a disturbance and needing police assistance to remove same. Police assistance. Sunday, August 7 tant p/r she lost her purse which contained several personal documents. Lost property. upon an auto collision in the area of Estate Pastory on Cenan auto accident in the area of Monday, A ugust 8 tory e/r someone broke into his Caneel Bay p/r her husband violated his restraining order. tate Enighed p/ a Leander Jur gan Command r/ that he was asT uesday, August 9 maus requested police assistance in having her boyfriend removed from her vehicle in the area of Love City Mini Mart. Police assistance. Grunwald p/r someone struck side of his face in the area of the Cruz Bay bandstand. Simple assault. Leander Jurgen Command with one Courtney Balcer of Beaver houdtsberg who was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery. No bail was set. She was later transported to St. Thomas where she will be processed and remanded at the Bureau of Corrections. Leander Jurgen Command with verhoudtsberg who was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery. No bail was set. He was later transported to St. Thomas where he will be processed and remanded at the Bureau of Corrections. was involved in an auto collision in the area of Glucksberg. p/ at Leander Jurgen Command r/ he lost his wallet and docuwallet and documents. W ednesday, August 10 Pastory p/r she had been in an Power Boyd Plantation p/r he bance of the peace, threats. Spring Garden p/r some males were hanging around her place of business causing a disturbance. Grunwald p/r she was almost struck by the operator of a black Suzuki jeep. Police assistance. Thursday, August 11 Enighed c/ via central dispatch to r/ her residence was broken into. Burglary in the third. tant p/r he was threatened by peace, threats. Chocolate Hole p/r a male ver Friday, August 12 assistance in removing a male friend from his home. Police assistance. Saturday, August 13 George Simmonds Terrace c/ via central dispatch to r/ that someone was attempting to enter her residence. Burglary in the second. Sunday, August 14 isiana p/r he lost his wallet at the Westin. Lost documents. vehicle while it was parked. Hit and run. Monday, August 15 deaux p/r she was indirectly peace, threats. Rendezvous Bay p/r a suspicious vehicle parked in her driveway. Suspicious activity. T uesday, August 16 W ednesday, August 17 rah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/r a patient was assaulted by two males at the Spring Garden c/ via central dispatch to r/ a male entered in the third. Thursday, August 18 Bellevue p/r he was threatthreats. Pastory p/r she was assaulted by St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the publics help to solve the following crimes. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without the help of all of us. Estate Enighed, Estate Bethany, and Estate Chocolate Hole. In all three burglaries, the residents had left a sliding glass door, a window, or a front door unlocked before going to sleep. Upon awakening, they discovered their residences had been burglarized. that they thoroughly lock and secure all doors and windows of their residences and businesses, as burglaries are a crime of oppor tunity. When that opportunity is removed, the chance of a burglary is reduced. Lets continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www. speak several languages. If your information leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information Senator-at-Large Reports three was enough to assure my vote of no. Senator Offers Measures Requiring Principals T o Live Close to Schools In the July session, I offered a measure that would have required waiver possible from the Board of Education. Had it been enacted, this principal Whitman Brown to the Guy Benjamin School. My fellow senaIn offering my measure, I was aware that it walked a thin line bebecause many St. Johnians expressed their belief that no principal who lives in Wintberg, St. Thomas can possibly do the job at Guy Benjamin from GBS. Ms. Wells has been transferred to Julius Sprauve School, where she to have a home-grown principal who embodies the talent and drive to improve St. Johns Schools. Act 7267 Creates a Vendors Plaza for St. John The vendors plaza bill passed. This structure will feature items that are made, grown or caught in the Virgin Islands. If you are interested in working on the group to site and plan the St. John vendors plaza, Thomas to testify; they convinced my senate colleagues to support this an outside contractor, I set up a framework that provides for input from St. John vendors and others who will ensure that this vendors plaza is built in a way to beautify St. John and promote traditional crafts. My philosophy is that St. Johnians know best what suits St. John. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your senator at large!
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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Apt. building w/adjacent parcels for additional development in Cruz Bay, newly renovated & well maintained. Only $490,000. Lieutenant Governors Ofce Commences Delinquent Property Tax ForeclosuresSt. John Tradewinds The Lieutenant Governors ofcordance with Title 33 of the Virgin Islands Code, it will be shortly placing liens on delinquent properties in preparation for auction. Property owners in delinquent payrequired to pay their past due taxes by attachment and auction of their propmore was published in local newspapers in May. This list is also available tenant Governors website, www.ltg. gov.vi. Lieutenant Governor Gregory move forward in collecting property taxes owed to the government. Property owners should under stand their responsibility to pay their fair for the government to ignore those taxpayers who are delinquent, when obligations. In these economic times, it is critical that we take the measures needed to collect all revenues owed to the government. In so doing we are obligated to attach liens on delinquent properties as part of the process and wherever paytake proactive measures to bring their property taxes current by contacting arrangements for payment or to enter into an installment agreement. Our employees are ready to assist affected property owners in crafting a payment plan that would enable them to work towards retaining their property, he said. erties are slated for auction unless property owners make arrangements owed to the Government of the Vir gin Islands. By island, the delinquent ernor expects to complete the attach ment phase of the delinquent property process in the coming weeks, at which time it will set a date for the statuto comprehensive list of the properties that are being attached in preparation for auction can be viewed at www.ltg. gov.vi. arrangements for payment of delin St. John. St. John Tradewinds The listing of abandoned properties can be viewed at the Lt. Governors website, www.ltg.gov.vi. The list details the names and last known address of individuals having achave been reported as unclaimed, meaning that the owner sion of Banking and Insurance, serves as the custodian of these unclaimed or abandoned properties. of unclaimed properties, and notify any friends or family members whose names may appear. He recommended consumers do the following in order to avoid their properties posit or withdrawal on all bank accounts; Promptly cash all checks received; Notify a family member or trusted advisor of the loca tion of records; and Notify all banks and companies of a new address when moving. Persons who are recorded as having unclaimed properties Unclaimed Property List Published
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Garden By The Sea is a quaint Caribbean home. Owners apartment & 3 A/C units. $1,800,000 PELICAN'S PERCH Masonry 3BR/3BA pool villa, water views and guest cottage. $1,269,000 GLUCKSBERG! Cute starter cottage on a wooded lot abuts a green belt. 1BR/1BA with a/c. .23 acres $240,000 CARIBBEAN COTTAGE catering to short term rental guests. Price includes adjacent lot. $599,000 YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,275,000 ISLANDS END Nat'l Pk beaches close by. 5BR/5.5BA, HOA common dock $1,850,000 INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM SEAVIEW vacation villa. Charming 4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent condition with large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole with deeded rights to two nearby beaches. SEABISCUIT is a winner! Charming 2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with panoramic views, very private pool & hot tub. Breezy location convenient to Coral Bay. Walk to shoreline watersports. UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 Recently upgraded & well kept house with 3 income producing units. Easy access to Cruz Bay and beaches. COMFORTABLE C AROLINA C OT TA GE offers open oor plan & views of historic sugar mill with room to expand this well-maintained home that features 2 parcels. Close to Coral Bay shopping and services. HALF M OON HOUSE Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and master ful construction throughout, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is an artistic statement in a world class setting. RIVENDELL a Peter Bay Villa of classic style. 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, walk to the beach and great views make this a super package. CINNAM ON BAY ESTATE borders Ntnl Park in Catherineberg, private, gated setting, 3 bdrms, 23 ft wall of glass & outstanding views. Spacious living areas, wrap around decks, expansive sundeck, large pool, elevated spa & covered dining. VILLA ANDREA in gated Virgin Grand Estates HAS IT ALL! Panoramic water views in a private setting, 4 master suites, A/C throughout, and a large pool with expansive decks. CORAL POINT BEACH HOUSE for the active waterfront lifestyle. Ridgetop, waterfront, open air solid masonry 3 bedroom home. Must be seen to be appreciated. VISTAERO offers total privacy with breathtaking views over Rendezvous Bay & St. Thomas. 5 spacious bedroom suites, huge pool, gazebo & hot tub make this a top rental villa. VILLA ROM ANCE Custom designed & built 4 bd/4.5 bth rental villa w/ luxurious features & nishes gated entry, ultimate privacy, 30 ft pool, courtyard, barrel tile roof, coral ooring, chefs kitchen, gazebo & more! CARIBBEAN COVE VILLA Private, swimmable pocket beach and big views across pristine Hurricane Hole to Tor tola at this 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath villa! Possible boat moor ing in front of home! POINCIANA is an island classic home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront overlooking Hart Bay. 3 bedroom popular rental with one of the best views of the south shore. WHALE W ATCH Enjoy pristine East End in this lovely, 2 bedroom villa with big water views. Downstairs apartment offers additional living & income space. Hear the sound of the waves lapping below. WILD ORCHID VILLA in Skytop features privacy and amazing 270 panoramic views! Flexible oorplan 4 bdrm, 2 level villa is custom crafted in exotic hardwoods & stonework. Awesome sunrises! Beautiful sunsets! Cool breezes! 90 DAY SPECIAL $300,000 Price Reduction! Fabulous views across Coral Bay to BVI in masonry 3 br/3.5 bth home. Private, pool, hot tub, stone walls, solar water heater, hur ricane shutters custom cabinets, 10k generator plus cottage (NC) on property. $4,999,000 DVD The Company that gives back to St. John $285,000 PASTORY CONDO This 1 bd, 1 bth spacious condo overlooks Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas sunsets. Newly renovated kitchen & bath, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, mahogany doors, windows, pool & lush landscaping. $372,000 $2,890,000 DVD $595,000 $999,000 $895,000 LAVENDER HILL Luxurious 1 bedroom unit adjacent to pool with 2 decks. Walk to beach and town. Handsomely furnished, immaculately maintained, excellent rental man-agement. $500,000 $1,100,000 $1,699,500 $1,999,000 $2,400,000 DVD $1,500,000 $1,000,000 PRICE REDUCED! $3,999,000 Call for details DVD DVD $2,295,000$1,275,000 C ALABASH BOOM hillside $475,000 FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US. ESTATE MANDAHL $85,000E STATE CAROLINA from $115,000C ONCORDIA PRESERVE from $275,000D REEK ETS BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $300,000 P RIVATEER BAY /HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $275,000S ABA BAY 19 ac. 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By Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds St. John Chaotic Kayak will take to the event to raise funds to bring wounded veter ans back to the island again this year. zation dedicated to healing veterans through paddle sports, has been coming to St. John a cancelled trip. But not this year, not if I can help it, said John Schuld, who founded St. John Chaotic Kayak, the community fundraiser supporting TRRs Wounded Veterans USVI program, with his wife, Brandi. If I had the money, Id cut them a check today, but it is so much more important to get the commu nity involved. The community has already taken ownership for this program they are seeing the importance of it. The recent outpouring of community support has already helped St. John Chagoal ahead of race day, funds which will go veterans and their spouses to St. John in November. The upcoming event has already gener ated enough support from island businesses Schuld, who hopes to meet and possibly exceed his fundraising goal on race day, said programs like TRR keep veterans spirits up and give them a sense of purpose by replacing the camaraderie that has been lost. Citing the alarming statistic that an avhe said TRR is saving lives. that is one more wounded veteran we can bring to St. John and one more person we can potentially save, said Schuld, a veteran who served in two combat tours as a parabringing to St. John, but a statement to the country that more should be done for these men and women whove risked their lives TRR has grown into a national presence country and hundreds of volunteers and veterans paddling in dozens of rivers and oceans each week, according to Joe Mornini, TRRs executive director who launched This program can teach blind veterans how to paddle whitewater in their own boat with a guide and has incomplete quadriple gics paddling and racing in sprint kayak a disability we cant get into a boat except those with tracheotomies who cant close their mouths underwater safely. But despite TRRs national growth, Mor nini said the program is vastly underutilized, relatively unknown and severely under funded. The said the November leadership clinics on St. John allow veterans wives to network and learn to support each other when their husbands return wounded and allow veterans to escape the ground hog day living in the hospital or at home healing between medical appointments. here in November are right out of the hospital, Schuld said. When these veterans come here and see the list of all these businesses and bars and restaurants who worked together to bring them down here, I think it will inspire them. Gary Clark, who helps coordinate the program, said TRR relies heavily on the kindness of the island community to pull off this costly endeavor focused on helping wounded veterans and their spouses heal in upcoming week-long trip, wounded veter ans will be taken out of their daily routines to spend six or more hours on the water each day kayaking, snorkeling and bonding on St. John. The Schulds met Mornini and TRR last November when they kayaked and camped with them on Cinnamon Bay. They say the encounter resulted in a life changing experi ence for them and the idea to establish St. hope to be an annual event. St. John Chaotic Kayak is encouraging drinks provided by Skinny Legs, St. John Brewers, Woodys and Joes Pizza, and a cruises and kayak trips to free villa stays, dinners and jewelry with all proceeds program. individual businesses have the opportunity Schuld. High Tides Beach Games event Beach Bars Live Jukebox for GIs Nite and help them gain an edge on race day. St. John Chaotic Kayak will hold a meet ber from each team is required to attend the meeting where teams will be randomly selected and placed into heats and additional funds raised by individual teams will be cal culated to buy them time in the race. These businesses that are showing their support by getting in a kayak will get to see the results of these funds and know we did this as a community, Schuld said. St. John Tradewinds, P ARTICIPATING TEAMS: The Beach Bar Sadie Sea (2 teams) Donkey Diner Woodys Skinny Legs High Tide The Inn at Tamarind Court Castaways ZoZos (2 teams) The Lime Inn Cactus on the Blue/Iguana Grill Arawak Expeditions VI Ecotours Jewels Cafe Roma BBC Concrete Margarita Phils Magical Ninja CarpentryChaotic Kayak Races T o Bring W ounded Vets Back to St. JohnSt. John Tradewinds News Photos Left: TRR wounded veterans at Cinnamon Bay. Above: Brandi Schuld, Sean Lewis, Pete Rooney and Andy Butterworth.