St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: 10-24-2011
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WAPA Continues To Pursue Alternantive Energy Sources To Lower Energy BillsOnline Initiatives Urge WAPA To Act, Residents To UnplugPage 3Ira Wade Retires:After 16 years of service, the DPW deputy director retiresPage 4 ST JOHN DRUG RINGMother and Son: Marisol and Mason Ferguson sentenced in plea dealPage 2Search Continues for 21-year-old Seara Samantha JamesPage 5 Mobile Banking 24/7 Convenience www.rstbankvi.com www.rstbankvimobile.comSign up for Mobile Banking today!Must be signed up for Internet Banking in order to utilize mobile banking. Must have a mobile phone with a valid data plan and access to mobile phone service. Normal mobile carrier charges apply. Internet Banking terms and conditions apply. FirstBank Virgin Islands is a division of FirstBank Puerto Rico. Member FDIC. October 24-30, 2011 Copyright 2011 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Tropical Focus Photography ACC Event Nets Animal Shelter $7,000 and Counting SEE NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE FOR FULL STORY AND ADDITIONAL PHOTOS. New Dockmasters Building at EnighedPage 7 No Fleas, Please Market Draws Huge Crowd


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Two of the nine defendants ar rested in May in a federal drug operation were sentenced in plea agreements last week in U.S. District Court. U.S. District Court Judge Cur tis Gomez sentenced 43-year-old Marisol Ferguson of St. John to three years of supervised probation on Wednesday, October 19, for concealing knowledge of a felony, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. As a special condition of her release, Marisol Ferguson was ordered to complete substance abuse counseling, enroll in a GED program and pay a $100 special assessment fee, according to a prepared statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. Marisol Ferguson was arrested on May 6 when a Federal Bureau of Investigation search of her St. John home found more than a pound of marijuana belonging to her son. Marisol Ferguson, a muscle disease, admitted to knowing that the drugs were stored in her home. She entered a plea agreement in June and faced a maximum sentence of six months in jail, according to the report in the V.I. Daily News. Marisol Ferguson, her son Her bert Mason Ferguson Jr., and her husband Herbert Ferguson were all arrested along with Jerome Potter, James Stephens, Terrance Martin, Earl Skelton, Robert Shinners and Felix Oliveri by FBI agents on May 6. The group had been under investigation by the FBI for almost a year when agents set up a sting involving a fake drug drop just off Cruz Bay. In total, the group was charged with 53 criminal counts including participating in a drug conspiracy, possessing cocaine, cocaine base and marijuana with intent to disAccording to the indictment the defendants were involved in that was operating a large scale, open market drug distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana on the island of St. John, according to the U.S. Department of Justice press release. The FBI indictment prepared by special agent Michael Day describes Herbert Ferguson and Jerings leaders with Potter providing the drugs, overseeing their importation and providing the boats used to bring the narcotics into the territory. The indictment describes Her bert Ferguson as leading the distribution activities once the drugs were on St. John, operations his son was involved with as well. Gomez sentenced Mason Fer guson, 19, to two more weeks in federal prison and three years of supervised probation on Thursday, October 20, according to a report in the V.I. Daily News. In addition to the 1.35 pounds of marijuana found in the Ferguson home during the May 6 raid, agents also discovered two guns beneath Mason Fergusons bed and 2.97 pounds of cocaine. Mason Ferguson was originally charged with several counts of possessing narcotics and conspiracy to oper ate a drug ring. In a plea deal submitted in July, Mason Ferguson pleaded guilty to amended charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, distributing marijuana and using a communication device to facilitate the crime, according to the report in the V.I. Daily News. months in prison and will return to serve two more weeks before being released to three years of supervised probation at home on St. John. Mason Ferguson was also ordered to complete substance abuse counseling, enroll in a GED program and pay a $400 special assessment fee. Gomez also ordered EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Malik Stevens, Adam Lynch, Tristan Ewald, Paul Devine, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Maggie Wessinger SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2011All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will meet on Tuesday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Battery. The group will have a short business meeting to discuss the Quinones will give a presentation on the USVI WISE Energy program. WISE is a recently instituted grant program dealing with energy Chamber Meeting at Battery Oct. 25Senator at Large Craig Barshinger will host a noise ordinance town meeting on Thursday night, November 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new St. John Legislature building. This will be the third meeting in a series of meetings which Barshinger has conducted to address residents concerns with the current noise laws. Barshinger invites both individuals and the business community to attend this meeting to voice their opinions and concerns regarding the current noise law, Act # 6930, in balancing the interest of these individuals. Invitees include V.I. Police Department Commissioner Raymond Hyndman, VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy, Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Wayne Biggs, St. John Administrator Leona Smith and members of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce. at 693-8061.Senator Barshinger Hosting Noise Ordinance Meeting November 3 on STJ St. John Mother and Son Are Sentenced to Probation on Drug Operation ChargesMarisol Ferguson and Mason Ferguson sentenced in plea dealWoodys Seafood Saloon is hosting the seond annual Save Second Base Block Party on Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. All proceeds raised at the event will go to the second Annual St. John American Cancer Society Relay for Life which is set for raising event for the St. John Relay for Life. Representatives from the various relay committees will be on hand to sign up teams and answer any questions about the event.Woodys Save Second Base Block Party Fundraiser Set for November 5Continued on Page 16 Ivanna Eudora Kean High School did not host its regular PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 18, and instead parents are encour aged to attend an open house scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The open house will give parents an opportunity to meet with teachers and discuss their childs academic progress. IEK Principal Sharon McCollum also advised parents that effective Tuesday, October 25, a seamstress will be at the school to hem boys pants that are excessively long. The cost will be $5 per pair. Patches for 9th graders can also be sewn on at a cost of $1 per shirt. Parents are also asked to encourage their children to attend the Beacon After School Program, which offers free tutorial classes from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information call 775-6380.IEK High School Open House Oct. 25


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents across the Virgin Islands have been using social media to announce initia take action on a number of fronts. Lately two initiatives have been circulat ing to many Virgin Islands residents via Facebook addressing the V.I. Water And Power Authority rates. stroying Our Economy which was created by St. Croix resident Christina Lannen on the website SignOn.org, an online branch of MoveOn.org, which allows citizens to set up petitions electronically. Lannens petition had garnered 2,710 signatures by Friday morning, October 21, with the goal of reaching 3,000 signatures easily within reach. The petition urges Governor John deJongh to halt the feasibility studies and hook up to Puerto Ricos grid immediately. The exorbitant electric bills of the residents and business of the US Virgin Islands is destroying our economy, according to the petition. Businesses are already closing because they cannot afford to pay their electric bill and stay in business. When businesses close that means lost jobs, wages and taxes. We need action now, according to the petition on SignOn.org. The exorbitant bills that businesses and consumers pay for their electricity is obscene and is going to destroy our economy. It is time to stop the feasibil ity studies and just hook up to Puerto Ricos power grid. WAPAs plan of reducing the dependence on oil by 2025 is far too long of a wait. Lannen, a St. Croix resident and small business owner, was moved to create the online petition after hearing of numerous business owners struggling to pay their utility bills. I started the petition after seeing a photo of IHOPs WAPA bill, she said. It was $22,000. Thats seriously obscene. Churchs Chicken closed because they couldnt sustain their business with the WAPA bills they were receiving. I also heard that Harveys, a long time local restaurant, closed for the same reason, said Lannen. Restaurants are just hanging on. Ive noticed that stores which used to be in downtown Christiansted have either closed or the prices have really increased. With no clear plan to reduce energy costs any time soon, Lannen thought it was time By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The three-and-a-half years since Hugo Hodge took over the helm of the V.I. Water And Power Authority have not been the easiest of economic times for the territory or the world. While many across St. John and the Vir gin Islands continue to struggle with the rising cost of every day needs, there are few targets more battered in local media than the public utility WAPA with its reliance on oil, increasing LEAC rates and high KW cost. The toughest part of my job is the fact that everything seems to be personal in our culture, said WAPA executive director Hodge. Its tough to keep employees moti vated when they are being told such negative things in print. Its a little unfair how you get rated when there are so many thresholds that have to be looked at. When Hodge started at WAPA in January 2008, the price of oil was $92 a barrel and it spiked to $100 his second week. That changes the way you have to go about addressing plans, said the WAPA executive director. Plus just the nature of the neighboring utility to call when you have a Lately WAPAs efforts and especially Hodges time has been largely dedicated reliance on oil and thereby lowering those monthly utility bills. Connecting to the power grid of Puerto Rico has been one of the major initiatives Hodges has been exploring since he started with WAPA. Puerto Ricos natural gas plan which was going to reduce their energy costs by 40 percent, said Hodge. Being that we need energy at a lower cost than fuel oil and natural gas has lower emissions, we talked about maybe extending their pipe line since its only about 45 miles away. With a change in administration in Puerto Rico in 2009, the planned natural gas pipe line to Farajardo was scrapped. Talks then switched to connecting the Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico via a submarine cable, a plan which continues to gain momentum. gives us access to lower cost energy from the variety of fuel sources available in Puer to Rico, said Hodge. It also gives us some redundancy and reliability and mitigation in the event of a natural disaster. WAPA recently received feasibility studies about the cable which determined the project could proceed, Hodge explained. All of the possibilities between St. Thomas and Puerto Rico and St. Thomas and the BVIs came back feasible and the number was well lower than we thought it was going to be, he said. Washington, D.C. about three weeks ago to discuss funding for the next phase of the project, the environmental feasibility study which is expected to take about a year, he explained. That is the longest-term item we have left to complete, Hodge said. Once the feasibility study is complete then the construction of the cable will take about nine months as well, but you actually lay the cable in 60 days. So in all were looking at about two to three years from now. In addition to the lack of neighboring utilities to call up on for help, the island infrastructure also makes mistakes extremely costly, explained Hodge. When you have a system as small as ours you cant afford to make mistakes, he said. You have to get the analysis correct. Mistakes are just more critical in this infrastructure. Governor John deJonghs Administration has set a goal of reducing the territorys dependence on oil by 60 percent by 2025 and WAPA has been working towards that goal by exploring ways of getting energy from the sun and the wind, explained Hodge. We have started a project to generate 10 megawatts of solar power, said the WAPA executive director. We received 27 bids which is a large amount and more than we expected. Right now were in the process of list complied around October 25. Thursday, Oct. 27th INDEX Continued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 3 Online Initiatives Urge WAPA To Act and Residents To UnplugContinued on Page 16 WAPA Continues Pursuing Alternative Energy Sources To Lower Electric Bills


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After originally trying to retire 22 years ago when he moved to the Virgin Islands, Ira Wade has now The former Department of Public Works Deputy Commissioner retired from public service last retirement in 1989 after ending a 30-year military career which took him to Germany, Korea, Vietnam and Thailand. Three months into his 1989 retirement in the Virgin Islands, however, Hurricane Hugo swept through the territory. With his military background in logistics, Wade couldnt sit idly by and applied for a job to help FEMA in the after math of the hurricane. After working for FEMA, Wade moved to the Department of Human Services where he oversaw the territorys food stamp program. In 1995, DPW lured him away to become Deputy Commissioner of Operations for the island of St. John and since then he has over seen projects ranging from road paving, repairs and maintenance to tree cutting and even the Cruz Bay roundabout construction. DPW on September 30, in part to deal with some nagging physical issues. He recently traveled to the states to meet with doctors about a possible knee replacement, but hoped to back in Love City by the middle of November. Right now Im seeking treatment and just relaxing, he said. Besides the health issues, I just got tired. It was time for new blood in the department. That new blood for DPW is Dale Braithwaite, an eight-year St. John DPW veteran, who took over for Wade seamlessly in October. Dale is ready for this, said Wade. Hes been working with us in the shadows, watching what is going on. He has a good heart and hes a diligent worker. I think he knows the business and its his time, Wade said. Were in good hands and there is no doubt in my mind that he was the best person for the job. Hes going to take care of the people of St. John. Braithwaite has already been working hard to keep the islands roadways clear of overgrown bush and is excited about being able to help the community, he explained. Ive been with the department about eight years and Ive learned a lot, said Braithwaite. The best part of the job is just helping the public. I just try to help everybody and I will continue to do the great job that Mr. Wade did for so many years. When news of Wades retirement spread last week, residents across St. John wished him well. Certainly I think everyone can appreciate the many, many improvements that Ira Wade has personally been responsible for during his years of service to St. John and the Virgin Islands, said Sharon Coldren, president of the Coral Bay Community Council. We will certainly miss him and we wish him well as he enters real retirement. Wade was always available for the people of St. John at any hour, explained Bonny Corbeil. Ira always got out of his warm bed at any hour to deal with issues that simply required Public Works attention, she said. After Carnival or storms, he was the guy working tirelessly to see that the job was done. Ira was one of those bosses whose work ethic served as a rolemodel at every opportunity. Ira would never ask any worker to do anything that he wouldnt do, and that speaks highly of his char acter, Corbeil said. Ira is a kind and good man who has been an absolute asset to St. John for many years now. He deserves to enjoy life a little more and I look forward to his involvement in community issues as a caring resident. While he admitted to missing plans to enjoy his hard-earned retirement. Some days you wake up with withdrawal symptoms almost, he said. But I think you know when its time, so you have to do what you have to do and hope for best. similar to taking 5,000 pounds off your shoulders.4 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 DPW Deputy Director Ira W ade Retires After 16 Y ears of Service St. John Tradewiinds News Photo File


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds That friendly face seen behind the counter at the for years is facing a criminal trial. Long-time St. John IRB supervisor Nealia Sprauve was indicted by a grand jury in June along with St. John business owner Joseph Clendinen Sr. on one combined charge of conspiracy to evade taxes. tax clearance letters to 304 delinquent business owners, according to the report in the V.I. Daily News. Although issuing tax clearance letters was outside of her scope of duties, an IRB internal investi gation found that Sprauve issued 462 tax clearance letters from January 2007 to April 2011, with most of those going to delinquent taxpayers. In order to renew a business license, a business owner needs a tax clearance letter, which is supposed to ensure that businesses are paying their fair share of taxes. Apparently that was not a difClendinen is the owner of JC Security Services, which was contracted by V.I. Port Authority to provide security at St. Thomas and St. John ports. Every two weeks, VIPA paid Clendinen by the income by paying employees under the table, according to the report in the V.I. Daily News. employee and Clendinen is facing three counts of attempting to evade or defeat a tax for the years 2006 through 2008. income tax statements from 2006 through 2008 which under-reported his earning by $623,541, according to the Daily News report. He is charged with conspiracy to evade and of evading at least $89,310 in taxes. A trial for the two was set to begin on Monday, October 17, in U.S. District Court, but that date of new evidence, according to the report. The new evidence includes Clendinens tax returns from 2006 through 2008, according to court documents. U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez denied federal public defender Thurston McKelvins motion to strike the evidence, but did rule to continue the case until 2 p.m. on November 14 in light of the new material, according to the V.I. Daily News report. St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 5 Former St. John Internal Revenue Supervisor Nealia Sprauve and Island Business Owner Joseph Clendinen Sr. Face Criminal Charges Present 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 Tradewinds on St. John continue to actively search for 21-year-old Seara Samantha James, who was reported missing by her family on Thursday, October 13. VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy said several areas of the island were searched last week search is continuing. ing for Miss James every day since she was reported missing, said Foy. In one area the dogs detected a foul odor but the source turned out to be a dead animal. The Deputy Chief urged the community to validate any rumors regarding the whereabouts of Miss Deputy Chief Foy urged the community to call police with any information they may have on the missing person. Anyone who saw her on the day she was last seen or anyone that may have any other information no matter how insigmation may be the key police need to solve this case. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS, Leander Jurgen Command at 693-8880 or 911.VIPD Continue Search for 21-year-old Woman Seara Samantha James Seara Samanth James


6 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 DRESS IT UP AT FLAVORS!COOL OUT AND ENJOY AIR CONDITIONED BALLROOMS 2011 costume party with st johns best restaurants & caterers! AT THE WESTIN RESORT OCTOBER 28, 2011tickets: Connections (Coral Bay & Cruz Bay) Chelsea Drug Store (Red Hook & The Marketplace) St. John Properties St. John Rotary Club Members or call Bruce Munro at 776-6674 or BJ at 513-46706:00 PM 11:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND FLAVORS TASTING SILENT AUCTION PEOPLES VOTE DANCING LIVE MUSICAll proceeds benefit The Rotary Scholarship Fund, your donation is tax deductible.A ROTARY CLUB OF ST. JOHN CHARITY EVENT 2011$95 DONATION (Advance)$100 DONATION (Event Day) $75 DONATION (Card Carrying Food Handlers ) St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School will host its second annual school-wide community service day, Gifft Hill School Gives Back, on Thursday, November 10. nizations on St. John requesting information regarding their ideas for projects. Teams of faculty members and students ranging in age from preschool through 12th grade will be working in the community all day doing service activities such as cleaning, mainte nance, administrative help, repair work, and compan ionship for the elderly. Questions or suggestions regarding GHS Gives Back can be directed to Angel Bolques or Molly 776-1730 or emailing angelbolques@giffthillschool. org or mollymurrill@giffthillschool.org.Second Annual GHS Gives Back Day Nov. 10Gastro Grub is going South American on Tuesday night, November 1. Dionysus Distributors is hosting an Argentinian wine tasting dinner at the restaurant on the second cho Grub for the evening. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. with four course dinner with wine pairings featuring Torrentes and Malbecs, all for only $50. An Argentinian vintner will be presenting and wines will be for sale at a discount. To make a reservation call Gastro Grub at 779-1998. And dont wait too long, there are only 32 seats avail able.Dionysus Hosting Argentinian Wine Dinner at Gastro GrubDionysus Distributors is hosting a trade show on Tuesday, November 1, from noon to 3 p.m. at Water front Bistro. Stop by the restaurant at Wharfside Village and sample one of the 150 wines available. Talk with vintners and learn about how the wines were made, wine growing regions, food pairings and more. Dont miss this exciting wine event. For more information call Dionysus Distributors St. John representative Terra Albee at 690-5672.Sample Wines from Around the World on November 1The Reichhold Center for the Arts announced Friday, October 21, that the Kassav performance scheduled for October 28, was postponed to January 2012 due to unforeseen problems with the groups Visas. next week. Ticket holders are encouraged to keep their tickets, which will be honored for the new date. The Reichhold Center regrets any inconvenience this postponement may have caused. For more infor at 693-1559.Kassav' Dance Party Postponed


St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 7 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dockmasters on St. John will of which to operate. V.I. Port Authority contractor GEC LLC got underway last week tion which will bring a one-story 1,500-square foot dockmaster building to the Enighed Pond Marine Facility. The St. Croix-based contractor was issued a notice to proceed on June 30 and last week started paving the area where cargo containers were formerly stored. VIPA is paying for the $2.1 million project with the last of the federal GARVEE bonds. The bonds were issued to the authority in 2004 to cover construction costs of the Enighed Pond Marine Facility. The dockmaster building is the Pond project, which saw all barge Creek to Enighed. The building should be complete by March 2012, and will include two public restrooms, the to process cargo moving through the facility, according to VIPA Marrero. The staff is really excited about the new building, said Marrero. Right now they are operating out of a trailer, so they are really looking forward to having a building. Once construction is complete, name the facility after eminent St. John Senator Theovald Moorehead, Marrero added. While the facility has been Moorehead Marine Facility, we have never hosted a naming cer emony, she said. Once work on the building is complete, well ceremony. St. John Tradewiinds 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 St. John Dockmasters Getting New Building at Enighed PondThe St. John Kids And The Sea Program is kicking off another adult sailing class next month. One four-week session will meet on Wednesday afternoons starting on November 2 and a second class will meet on Saturday afternoons starting on November 5. The cost of the session is $200 which goes to the volunteer St. John KATS program which teaches local youth about sailing and water safety. To sign up for the Adults and The Sea program call Connections East at 779-4994 and leave a message for Marie Naisby.Adult Sailing Classes Available With KATS


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School middle school students took a tasty trip to Coral Bay last week. All 40 middle school students traveled to Josephine and Hugo Rollers organic Coral Bay Garden Center as well as the Coral Bay Agriculture Station on Thursday, October 20, with GHS Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture (EARTH) program to literally get a taste of crop cultivation. Josephine and Hugo Roller were so generous in their resources and their knowledge, said EARTH coordinator Sarah Haynes. They showed us their property and the part that the kids really loved, which was really generous, was when they allowed us tastings of their crops. GHS EARTH program students enjoyed sampling tatsoi, peppers, lemongrass, tarragon, basil, car ambolas, cucumbers and more, Haynes explained. All of the kids came home with a bagful of yummy stuff that theyre all going to cook with this week, she said. The group split in two with half of the students visiting the Coral other stopping by the Coral Bay Agriculture Station where they got a tour of the fruit trees. By the end of the day, both groups were able to tour both facilities and see the differences in crop cultivation. Brady at the Ag Station showed us all the trees there and let us taste cherries and star fruit, said Haynes. We got to see the different styles of growing. At the Ag Station it was a little more laidback style while at the Coral Bay Garden Center it is a commercial style of production. GHS middle school students have been working with the EARTH program for several years now and relished the opportunity explained Haynes. We dont have many farmers on this island and these middle schoolers, who have been working with plants for the past few years, really understood those connections, she said. They know what a resource it was and they were literally eating it up. Back at GHS, EARTH program students continue to work on a new historical terraced garden at the Upper Campus, Haynes added. Ninth graders are spearheading the project and coming up with designs, said the EARTH coordinator. Weve gotten the steps put in and were waiting for the top soil.8 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 GHS EARTH Program Students Enjoy Fruits of Flavorful Coral Bay Field T rip Center's Josephine Roller 2012 EDITION COMING SOON News Photo by Sarah Haynes ber REOPENING IN NOVEMBER Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: info@seaviewhomes.com w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After looking for a space to store their equipment, archives and more for years, St. John Rescue moved into The Marketplace last month. The St. John volunteer nonsential service to the island community, responding to about 150 calls for help each year. Yet despite the groups ongoing training and emergency response efforts, St. John Rescue had no place to store their equipment and archives Marketplace where we can keep all of our supplies and our historical records, said St. John Rescue president Ron Dunford. A lot of our materials and equipment were being stored in different mem bers homes. Medical supplies and things were being kept in storage areas at peoples homes and I was collecting archives of documents at my house. While the roughly 200-square foot space has eased the organizations storage burden, it is not meeting the groups need for a base of operations. St. John Rescue still needs space to host CPR classes and additional trainings, explained Dunford. The room we have is not big enough for classes, but The Mar ketplace has other areas we can use for meetings or trainings, he said. St. John Rescues Marketplace location is not staffed and is without a phone line. Its just a storage space, not an to make sure that the community knows to call 911 for any emer gency. In the long-term the group to call home, but for now the air conditioned storage area at The Marketplace is a step in the right direction, according to Dunford. All of our materials are now safely under lock and key and being kept in an air conditioned room so things will just stay in better shape, he said. In the long-run some large place where we could hold trainings for up to 15 people and keep our dummies and equipment all in one area. Until then, St. John Rescue will continue its work responding to island emergencies of all types. The group is 35 members strong, with a presence in both Coral Bay and Were spread out across the island with people in Coral Bay and Cruz, said Dunford. While we dont respond to every call for help, we do respond to about 150 calls a year. With its new storage space, a full team of members and on-going training, St. John Rescue will next turn its attention to bringing a much-needed oxygen generating system to St. John, explained Dunford. A big project Bob Malacarne is working on is getting an oxygen generating system on St. John so that we use for patients, said Dunford. Right now we have to go over to St. Thomas to get oxygen, just like the V.I. National Park, Fire Department, Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center and EMS. If there is a hurricane or something where transportation is cut off that could be a huge problem, said the St. John Rescue president. If all goes well, the oxygen generating system would likely be located at MKSCHC and St. John Rescue would look after the equipment, Dunford added. For more information about St. John Rescue check out the groups website at www.stjohnrescue. com. St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 9 St. John Rescue Finds Storage Ofce at The Marketplace; More Space Needed 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 / info@cimmaronstjohn.com P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex Cruz Bay St. John Tradewinds The Fifth Element of Hip Hop, on Tuesday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts. The night will also be the kick-off for SJFS On Screen/In Per son series with a lively 55-minute documentary directed by Klaus Schneyder and produced by Angela Viscido, which celebrates the incredible art form of making music using only the human body. The evening is sure to arouse the Beatboxer in all, and especially in Virgin Islands musicians looking to perfect their personal style of the Human Beatbox. art form starting with its genesis within Hip Hop culture and its Viscido, who will provide personal insight into the documentary mate, sustainable musical format. For more information about St. John Film Society visit: www. SJFS Is Screening Beatboxing The Fifth Element of Hip Hop Nov. 1St. John Tradewinds The speaker for the St. John Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meeting on Sunday, October 30, will be Coral Bay Chiropractor Dr. Robert De Bonis. De Bonis, who has worked in Coral Bay for four years, is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College and practiced in NYC for 28 years. The title of his talk is Chiropractic Above, Down, Inside and Out. De Bonis is currently representing the Virgin Islands to the International Chiropractic Association and is a LIFEforce doctor for Life Univer sity. He is recruiting students into the study of Chiropractic. The Fellowship meets at 9:45 a.m. and the talk begins at 10 a.m. at the lower campus of the Gifft Hill School. All are welcome.De Bonis Speaking at Next Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Meeting Oct. 30


St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School announced the induction of four new members of the St. John Chapter of the National Honor Society. Coral Breuning, Nicole Morrisette, Mariah Scheer and Maggie Wessinger joined Patrick Smith and Careem Albert as members of this prestigious group at a ceremony hosted at GHSs Upper Campus on September 19, 2011. The NHS members were joined by GHS High School history teacher and NHS coordinator Mary Willen.10 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 JFLI Kicking Off Coral Bay Cultural Corner Market on October 26 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) Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay triangle will soon be the site of a new cultural attraction on St. John. While Johns Folly Learning Institute director Alvis Christian has been hosting weekly food sales for several months at the intersection of Routes 10 and 107, hes going to up the excitement next week. Starting Wednesday, October 26, the triangle area will be transformed into the Coral Bay Cultural Corner with local plants, herbal teas, paintings, jewelry and more joining the local food and drinks for sale. We wanted to do more than just sell food, said Christian. Well still have some local foods like johnny cake and conch fritters for sale, but I wanted to offer tourists something more than that. When tourists come to Coral Bay, I want them to be able to get a lothat are made here. The cultural community market at the Coral Bay triangle will be from 9 am. to 5 p.m. each Wednesday starting October 26. Christian also envisions crafts people inter acting with tourists and explain ing their work at the market, he explained. I want to have the crafts people there and I want people to see what they make and how they make it, Christian said. We could have basket weaving, wood carving, many possibilities. Christian will continue to host food sales on weekends, with proceeds from the markets and sales trip to St. Croix. Well still have our regular food sales on weekends but Im trying to expand it during the week to more than just food, he said. I really want to just expose the culture a little more and make it accessible to people. Stop by the JFLI market on October 26 to meet crafts people and see what wares are available, and dont forget to try some of the tasty local treats as well. For more information about the Coral Bay Cultural Corner call 693-5202.Four GHS Students Join St. John Chapter of National Honor Society


St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 11 With Fundraising Already Underway, St. John Relay for Life Committee Unveils New LogoSt. John Tradewinds Members of the American Cancer Societys St. John Relay for Life Committee unveiled the groups new logo last week. The logo was designed by 17-year-old Grace Bartolucci, a senior at Antilles School hoping to attend Savannah College of Art and Design next year, and the daughter of St. John Relay for Life chairperson Mary Bartolucci. Bartoluccis logo depicts a palm tree and the outline of St. John against a backdrop of a bright sun on one half and a sliver of moon on the other, signifying the over-night nature of the event. lay for Life logo changes each year, the St. John Relay for Life Committee opted to create its own distinct logo which will remain the same and be used for mar keting purposes, explained the groups chairperson Mary Bartolucci. We are planning a marketing campaign with bumper stickers, posters, coasters and more to help create awareness of our event as well as provide businesses with an opportunity to show their support, she said. The second annual St. John Relay for Life is set for Relay committee member have high hopes for this event, as last years inaugural relay netted $130,000 for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. For that outstanding accomplishment, the St. John Relay for Life was honored by the national American Cancer Society with the 2011 Rookie of the Year award for the southern district. The event kicks off at 4 p.m. on February 11, 2012, with an opening ceremony. A survivors dinner, for cancer survivors and one caregiver, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. and the theme for the dinner this year is sure to please, explained Mary Bartolucci. The emotional luminaria ceremony and survivors lap takes place at 9 p.m. followed by music and entertainment all night long to keep team members walking that track. The event wraps up at 10 a.m. on February 12 with a But the fun, and fundraising for the event, has already begun. Yerger and a few friends hosted a Char ity Golf Tournament for the St. John Relay for Life on Wednesday, October 19, at Mahogany Run Golf Course on St. Thomas. The event raked in almost $7,000 for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society and that is just the beginning. Woodys Seafood Saloon is hosting its Second Annual Save Second Base block party in Cruz Bay on Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. with all proceeds going to the local Rely for Life. The Save Second Base block party is also the ofRelay for Life, explained Mary Bartolucci. Representatives from the various relay commit tees will be on hand to sign up teams and answer any questions about the event, she said. Any restaurants or caterers interested in participat ing in the Relay for Life survivors dinner should contact Yerger at steve@stjohncatering.com. For more information about the St. John Relay for Life check out the groups website at www.relayfor life.org/stjohnvi. ST. JOHN SCHOOL OF THE ARTSSILENT AUCTION ITEM: Beautiful Shrimp Ring ST. JOHN SCHOOL OF THE ARTS Dont miss this opportunity to support the SJSA co-founders an item from her estate. Both the silent and online auctions will feature Siss jewelry but the online auction will feature her collectibles and tableware.** SI S FRANK ESTATE AUCTION SILENT A UCTION Friday, N EC ONLINE AU CTION N CLOSING BID : November 24 th at Midnight www.biddingforgood.com at store. High School.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Taking a short break from classes, Gifft Hill School senior Patrick Smith spent a few days rubbing elbows with former world leaders this month. Smith, along with GHS science and math teacher Jim Willen, attended the World Food Prize conference in Des Moines, Iowa, October 13 to 15 where he also on Uganda and the Distribution of Research Information to Farmers. The best part of the conference was listening to President Lula da Silva speak, said Smith. When he was talking, his speech was so bright and engaging. Hes a very charismatic guy. The former president of Brazil Luiz Incio Lula da Silva was just one of the world leaders Smith got the chance to hear from at the conference; he also mingled with the former Prime Ministers of Mozambique, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria. These world leaders came together in Iowa in October for the annual World Food Prize confer ence, which was created by Nobel Peace Prize winner and Iowan Norman Borlaug. Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his pioneering work improving world agriculture by solving wheat production problems in Mexico. Borlaugs practices eventually spread to Asia and Latin America and he is credited with starting the international Green Revolution. He is responsible essentially for saving the lives of millions of people, said Willen. Because of Borlaugs work people can now grow wheat and other rice and cereal crops around the world and can use and eat and live off of them. Borlaug established the World Food Prize in 1986 to honor other individuals whose work also focused on improving the global food supply. Today the World Food Prize is the most important international award honoring people who work to improve the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world, according to worldfoodprize.org. A Global Youth Institute, which draws 100 students and chaper ones annually, was established in 1994 as a way to increase awareness of the World Food Prize mission among the nations students. GHS was invited to attend the conference through its close relationship with Iowa State Universitys agriculture department, which is working with the school on its Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture program. Smith was invited to give a presentation because of his outstanding work in his science classroom, explained Willen. Patrick is a very bright and gifted student, said the GHS teacher. He was chosen to attend the conference because of his academic ability. Part of Smiths preparation for minute presentation about world food production, the topic of which he basically left to chance. across a paper and picked a country and started researching it, Smith said. It was actually really interesting and I learned a lot. After picking a topic, Smith produced impressive research on the issues facing Ugandan farmers and the technology available to them, which he presented to a small panel of experts. At the conference Smith and Willen also had the chance to attend symposiums by 2011 World Food Prize honorees Lula da Silva and former president of Republic of Ghana John Agyekum Kufor. We got to meet some amazing people, said Willen. In addition to Lula da Silva and Kufor we also got to meet the former prime ministers of Mozambique, Tanzania and Nigeria. I hadnt expected to meet four ex-presidents of Africa and have them interact and talk to Patrick and ask him about his research. It was really extraordinary, Willen said. Smith too valued his time at the World Food Conference. I thought it was a great experience and I would advise anyone to take part if they are interested, said Smith. While he excels at both math and science, Smith is still considering his future career options. Next year I plan to go away to college somewhere, but Im not quite sure where, said the GHS senior. Right now Im going through the application process 12 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 GHS Senior Patrick Smith Meets Former Presidents of Brazil and Ghana at World Food Prize ConferenceSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo


St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 13 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Bonny Corbeil in


We are not sure how many people have had contacts with Dale Braithwaite whos making sure that things stay on track with Ira Wades retirement. On Sunday, October 2, my wife and I dropped off a had not been trimmed. Thats the road that goes to Fish Bay from Route 104 also called the Rendezvous/ Fish Bay Road. We didnt know of Wades retirement since wed been off-island since August 16. We were quite sur prised to receive a phone call from Mr. Brathwaite on Monday morning saying that he had received our note and was surprised to hear that the road hadnt been done. Within two days the road was being cleared. I had reminded him that the rentals in the area would soon the area. Dale Braithwaite is to be commended for his fast action which assuredly prevented possible accidents. Next we hope theyre able to focus on repairing the pavement by the Ackerman house where the road is severely undermined. T erry and Chuck Pishko Estate Fish Bay Owners Association14 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 WHAT DO YOU THINK?NEXT DEADLINE: TH Keeping Track of Crime Letter To St. John Tradewinds Governor Convenes Cabinet To Review Territorys Economic Development StrategiesSt. John Tradewinds On Tuesday, October 18, Governor John deJongh convened a meeting of his Cabinet to prothe territory and to discuss new initiatives in place focusing on economic development, job creation and economic growth. The three-hour meeting focused on the strategic importance of focusing on economic revitalization as pivotal to the territorys forward progress as the vironment. OMB Director Debra Gottlieb, Personnel Director Kenneth Hermon and Bureau of Economic Research Acting Director Donnie Dorsett provided an analysis of the territorys economic indica tors, underscoring the challenges ahead for Fiscal Year 2012. Current projections describe continued high unemployment, strained budgets and decreasing revenue streams, resulting in slowed economic growth. Despite the challenging realities of the economic climate, we place a tremendous importance on aligning public policies of the government with private sector interests to embrace opportunities for investment and business development, thereby enhancing private sector activity and promoting economic health and vibrancy in our community, said deJongh. In so doing, we impact the devel opment of human capital and seek to generate additional resources to improve services, increase consumption and contribute to overall economic growth. The governor challenged Cabinet members to continue to dedicate resources to help increase, spur and otherwise generate additional economic impact in the territory. We need to have even more focus on develop ing initiatives that create revenue, train residents for employment opportunities, and further our efforts to move the territory forward, deJongh said. The governor outlined his areas of continued priority and focus, noting that each department and agency of the government must provide leadership from their designated platform on issues of overall economic development, and regarding education, tion, health, and public safety. DeJongh is also requiring Cabinet members to aggressively identify potential funding sources for economic development initiatives both federally Some of the initiatives discussed last week include Justices new tax collection task force, Agricultures entrepreneurial programs with its Virgin Fresh initiatives, the Housing Authoritys comple tion of Louis Brown Villas Phase I and commenc ing senior housing programs on St. Thomas and St. Croix, Housing Finance Authoritys new multi family programs, WICOs exploration of ventures with the cruise lines, Labors subsidy for on-thejob training, including basic skills and career speband project. Additionally, the Housing Authority, Housing Continued on Page 16


St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 15 St. John Tradewinds The V.I. Waste Management Authority is hosting two E-waste drives on St. John in November. Bring those old computers, elec day and Wednesday, November 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call WMA at 777-3073. By Jack Brown Special to St. John Tradewinds Welcome to Ask The Auto Doctor, a new and fun column to discuss your car, car problems and car repairs. Each week, Ill answer your questions in an effort to help as many car owners as possible here on St. John. I wont be able to answer all submitted questions but I will attempt to answer as many as possible. St. John Dog Miles Q: My owners manual says that I only need to change my oil every 7,500 miles but after my last oil change, I checked my oil level after about 2,000 miles and it was already pretty black and thicker than it should be. Should I wait for another 5,500 miles or get it changed sooner? A: What you need to know right out of the gate, is that here on St. John the demands on engine oil are extreme because we are always driving up hills which puts extreme loads and demands on the engine and especially the oil. I have a term for this extreme mile age on St. John roads called Dog Miles If you know anything about dogs, its a known fact that for every year a dog lives its equivalent to seven years in human terms. So one mile driven on St. John is equal to seven miles on normal roads. Over the last decade of repairing cars here on St. John, Ive found that this is true for miles driven on St. John, compared So the answer to your question, is to do what I recommend to all of my customers, if you can. Change your oil every 2,000 miles, or at the very most, every 3,000 miles. If you decide to change your own oil, dont make the same mistake my good friend did when changing the oil on his 2010 Ford pick-up. Because his truck sits so high off the ground he was able to jack it up. he jumped into his wifes car to go back to the parts home his truck was missing from the driveway. He that she was gone to the store and would be back in about an hour. With no oil in the truck, he could only sit by the phone and wait for the call he knew was about to come from his wife telling him that the engine was making some terrible knocking noises. So, the point of this story dear reader, is that if you do decide to change your own oil you need to put Cross tape all around the car so no one hops in and drives it away. And dont just take the key, she had her spare set. Now lets talk about oil. Theres no such thing as a good bargain when it comes to oil. Its the lifeblood of your engine. If you needed a transfusion you wouldnt shop around for the cheapest blood you could buy, so dont scrimp on the most important thing to keep your engine alive. Make sure your mechanic is using the best oil available. Unfortunately, some shops dont see it this way. ter they use, and ask them to please bag the empty plastic oil bottles and leave them in the back of your car. This provides you with proof that youre getting the best oil, and gives you a place to store your old cooking oil before properly disposing of it. Every mechanic has their preference, but I personally only use Castrol GTX high performance oil in my shop. Its a hold over from when I used to build Porsche racing engines for a living. There are other brand name oils that are good, but Id rather pay a little more money for the best and get a lot more protection. I suggest only using the highest quality oil that tend to clog more quickly. hold no more dirt, then a pressure relief valve in the engine opens up and the dirty oil just keeps circulat ing through the engine over and over without getting gine. The most common problem with oil that becomes too dirty and thick is that it can create hard deposits on the inside of the engine. These deposits eventually oil pump pick-up screen, thus starving the engine for lubrication which means game over for your poor engine. So, whether you decide to change your own oil at home or have it done by a professional repair shop, the best way to avoid the extremely expensive nightmare of having to replace or rebuild your engine is to spend your money on more frequent oil changes, and Jack Brown is a professional, factory trained mechanic with more than 30 years experience in car repair. If you have a question about your car, car problems or car repairs, email Jack at asktheautodoctor@ hotmail.com.New DOT Webpage Offers Exposure for VI BusinessesSt. John Tradewinds The Department of Human Services Division of Family Assisto a Family Fun Day on Friday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the motorcade at 9 a.m. from the Fort Christian Parking hibit, the VI Bike Club exhibit, the All Star VI Government Team vs. UVI Bucks Basketball Tournament, Boxing demonstration by the VI Boxing Federation, family fun games, kiddie bouncers and much more! For more information contact Carmen Rogers-Green at 7740930 ext. 4477.DHS Hosting Family Fun Day Ocotber 29 on St. ThomasSt. John Tradewinds In an effort to promote a wide range of tourism-related busiof Tourism will add a new page linking potential visitors to Virgin Islands businesses. Presently, the website links to local accommodations, activities and attractions, restaurants, dive operators, tour and taxi operators, service companies, and wedding service providers. The new page will comprise several different categories including retail stores and tourism support services. We want to provide as much information as possible to our visitors so that planning a USVI vacation is effortless from choosing a hotel to deciding where to shop, said DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. Backed by a solid marketing campaign and averaging 100,000 visitors a month, visitusvi.com gives VI businesses direct exposure to an audience of potential visitors. To be listed on the DOT website, businesses must be located in the USVI, be properly licensed to operate in the USVI, and offer a tourism-related product or service for the visitor. The listing is free and includes the business name with a link to their website, or a phone number. As an added bonus, all businesses listed on visitusvi.com will smartphone app of the USVI. Businesses requesting links should contact email akmoorehead@usvitourism.vi or call 774-8784 ext. 2234.Oil Changes for Island Miles Ask the Auto Doctor


for government to hear how people were being affected by their WAPA bills. People and businesses are hurting, said Lannen. My personal feeling is that with the next LEAC increase, a great many businesses are going to close, which will put many people out of work. I know that everyone would love affordable electricity. Then the funds everyone had to pay WAPA with could be used to purchase goods and services which would lead to increased revenues and jobs, she said. Lannen foresees a dire future for the territory unless something calls for hooking into Puerto Ribills. If our local government doesnt do something to provide serious relief in the very near future to the people and businesses of the U.S. Virgin Islands, eventually so many people will be out of work that money will not coming in to the government coffers, she said. That will cause our local government to collapse because it will not be able to sustain itself. A second initiative called Flip the Switch has also been circulat ing on social media sites and via email across the territory. While it is unclear who conceived of the idea, the Facebook page for the initiative was created by St. John residents Paul Devine and Melissa Goodwin and had attracted 78 people who agreed to shut off their power on November 11. If your are tired of high WAPA bills, if you feel the LEAC is obscene, if you want to make a statement to WAPA and to the government please turn off your electric power all day 11/11/11, according to the Flip the Switch initia tive. A very dedicated group of people in the VI have [sic] been working hard to try to reverse and eventually eliminate the burden of the LEAC and press to eliminate WAPA as we know it! We are only asking for one day, please help switch. The Flip the Switch is set to begin at 8 a.m. on November 11 and residents taking part are asked to not use any power until 8 a.m. on November 12. That seems like a long time without fans, but as one event attendee explained, many residents know exactly what it is like to be without power. Here we go people, lets do it, Stephen Deans wrote on the Facebook page. Its only 24 hours. We have been without power much longer than that! Davis .32 semiautomatic handgun and a H.R. Model 930 .22 recording to information from the U.S. Department of Justice. Herbert Ferguson was scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court on a plea agreement last week as well, but his case was continued to December, according to the report in the V.I. Daily News. Martin and Shinners have also pleaded guilty to various charges in the indictment, while Potter, Skelton and Stephens remain in federal custody await trial on January 12, 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Justice press release. 16 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 Continued from Page 3 Some really good bids came and we could expect to see this project completed within a year, said Hodge. Well fully vet these proposals to get the best result for the consumer. Were looking at the technology proposed, the type of solar panels and the ability to bring the project to fruition. Each megawatt of solar energy requires about els needed, according to Hodge. WAPA has identi is looking for additional land on St. Thomas and is even considering some rooftop space, Hodge explained. WAPA is also exploring ways to harness wind energy to generate power for the territory. The utility recently secured an anemometer to measure explained Hodge. All vendors require about 12 months of data, he said. But once we get about six months of data, well get the RFPs out and start looking at our options. Were very excited about the wind oppor tunities in places like Bovoni and along the south shore on St. Thomas and on St. Croix there are ar eas we know should have good wind too. WAPA has also been working to reduce line loss, replace streetlights with LED lights and bury cables underground in order to get the most reli able system under the current conditions, Hodge added. WAPAs executive director clearly sees the struggles ahead for both the utility and the community it serves. While admitting that there is no magic wand for the territorys high energy costs, Hodge continues to steer WAPA toward progress. issues we have in this region, said Hodge. It will take all of us to put together the pieces of the pie in order to bring us some lower cost energy and more sustainable energy without being dependent on fossil fuels.WAPA Continues Pursuing Alternative Energy SourcesOnline Initiatives Urge WAPA To Act, Residents To Unplug St. John Tradewiinds Continued from Page 3 Continued from Page 2Drug Ring Charges: Marisol and Mason Ferguson


St. John Tradewinds on St. Thomas are investigating the shooting deaths of a male and female that occurred at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 18. The victims were shot multiple times in a residential area in Estate Annas Retreat. The victims have waite, 20, of Tortola, BVI and 24-year-old Komorr Donastorg of St. Thomas. According to the initial poin Estate Annas Retreat. When police arrived on the scene, they observed a grey four-door Honda Acura parked in the driveway of a private residence. Upon closer inspection of the vehicle police observed the victim, Donastorg, in the drivers seat slumped over into the passengers seat. Brathwaite was observed on the ground outside of the vehicle. Both victims appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds on their bodies. Emergency Medical Techni cians were on the scene and transported the victims to the Roy Lester Schneider Regional Medical Center for treatment where they were both pronounced dead. VIPD urges anyone who has any information to call Crime Stoppers USVI and report a tip anonymously. The number for Crime Stoppers is 1-800-222-TIPS. This case is being followed up by the Major Crimes Bureau detectives. Anyone wishing to speak to detectives regarding this case can contact them at 714-9202 or 714-9207. St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 17 EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPARTMENT : 340-693-8880 FIRE DEPARTMENT : 340-776-6333 Friday, October 14 1:10 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that someone entered onto her property and cut down two trees. Trespassing. 6:25 p.m. A minor p/r that he was assaulted by another minor on the school bus. Simple assault. 10:00 p.m. A St. Thomas resident c/r that he was in an altercation in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Saturday, October 15 1:35 a.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident c/r a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 6:56 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace, loud music. 7:00 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/requesting police assistance with a purchase she made. Police assistance. Sunday, October 16 2:14 a.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace, loud music. 11:05 a.m. Unit 433 and 438 p/r that a stolen motorcycle was recovered in the area of Estate Adrian. Recovered vehicle. employee c/r that someone was stealing items from the store. Petit larceny. Monday, October 17 1:35 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that he was assaulted in a Cruz Bay bar. Aggravated assault and battery. 1:38 a.m. A Minnesota resident r/ that he was assaulted by a male in a Cruz Bay bar. Assault in the third. 5:00 a.m. Badge #1009 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Nicholas George Simmons of Estate Enighed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault and battery, resisting ar rest, disturbance of the peace, simple assault and delaying and charge of duties. 4:45 p.m. A minor p/r that she was verbally assaulted by an adult female at school. Distur bance of the peace. 8:55 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that his ex-girlfriend pushed him and refused to give him his clothes. Simple assault, D.V. T uesday, October 18 4:30 a.m. A Wisconsin resident r/ a larceny. Grand larceny. 5:05 a.m. A Gifft Hill resident r/ a disturbance at his residence. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 7:30 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that he was threatened by another male. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 3:15 p.m. A resident p/r that an unknown vehicle struck her car and drove away. Hit and run. 11:50 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. W ednesday, October 19 12:30 a.m. An Estate Adrian resident r/ a disturbance in the area of the Julius E. Sprauve School in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 10:30 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that she is being harassed via cell phone. Telephone harassment. 10:59 a.m. The owner of Love City Beach Shop c/r that damage was done to her business. Police assistance. 11:45 a.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r that there was a male in her yard playing with her dog. Trespassing. Thursday, October 20 12:15 a.m. A citizen r/ loud music coming from a house in the area of Enighed Pond. Disturbance of the peace. 8:36 a.m. A citizen c/r that a government vehicle was damaged. Damage to a government vehicle. 10:25 a.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that someone scratched his vehicle while it was parked in Estate Pine Peace. Damage to a vehicle. 10:05 p.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident p/r that he is being threatened by another male. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 2:45 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r that her dog is missing. Police assistance. 3:37 p.m. Badge #747 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Lisa DeKooning of unknown address under arrest and charged with delaying and charge of duties, disobeying a lawful order and D.U.I. 6:34 p.m. An Indiana resident r/ that he lost his wallet. Lost wallet. Friday, October 21 12:39 a.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Cruz Bay. Loud music. 7:53 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that his home was burglarized. Burglary in the third. St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs. St. John Help law enforcement locate 21-year-old female Seara Samantha James of 1 WA Estate Bethany. On Tuesday, October 11, at 5:15 p.m., James and several friends went to Castaways Bar where they had drinks and socialized. The group then went to Cruz Bay attractions such as Mongoose Junction and Natures Nook where they hung out for a while before leaving around 7:20 p.m. James was last seen at Natures Nook. She is black, 5 5 tall, 140 pounds, has brown eyes, black hair, medium build and medium complexion. She has several tattoos, including a tribal tattoo on her right arm, the word Pascal on her back, and a rose on her left leg. She was wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and was carrying a black handbag. A picture of Seara Samantha James is avail able on the website at www. CrimeStoppersUSVI.org. St. Thomas Since February, there have been a series of burglaries in the areas of Estate Fortuna, Santa Maria, Bonne Esperance, Estate Hope, and Estate Pearl. Help law enforcement identify and arrest the burglars by tell ing what you know. Please continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators speak several languages. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, ille gal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward of up to $2,500. CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information VIPD Investigating Double Murder on St. Thomas


18 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 AccommodationsCaribbean 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 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingScotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaW estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904ConstructionSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceInsuranceTheodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.com JewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing Located in Mongoose Junction 776-6548 or (800) 626-3445 Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredos Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty MgmtCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. Johns Premier Property Manager Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comReal EstateAmerican 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 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.comRestaurantsConcordia 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 JunctionRetailSaltwater Gypsy Consignment (340) 244-8888 Located in The Lumberyard St. Johnimals 340-777-9588 Located at Wharfside VillageServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Ferry Schedules Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie Bahai Community of St. John For Devotions and Study Circles,call 714-1641 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational, Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., on St. Thomas 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovahs Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays, 340-715-053 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays, 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church Sunday 9 a.m.; Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Word of Faith International Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m. Gifft Hill School Call 774-8617 Church DirectorySt. John Tradewinds The Long Bay road landscaping project got underway in mid-October, Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls said last week. The Plant Depot was granted a notice to proceed on October 15 and is expected to complete the project within 45 days. The contract calls for the installation of landscaping and irrigation along the remaining 877 feet of Long Bay Road to include Royal Palms, Queen Palms, Purple Queens, Green Island Ficus, Song of India and sod. The remaining work will not require the closing of an entire side of lanes, only intermittent single lane closures will be required until the project is completed. News Photo


St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 19 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLEAt The LumberyardUNUSUAL OPPORTUNITYfirst floor space availableDowntown Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessFor Space Call Nick 340-771-3737 SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay: One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1200 Two bedroom, one bath, w/d $1200 Two bedroom, two bath, large loft, w/d $2500 Two bedroom, three bath, w/d, pool $2500 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1700 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $1250 Check out www.stjohnlive.com for more details. EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL or OFF ICE 340-776-6455 GROW WITH US!Now offering a great opportunity to join a successful growing business in Coral Bay.Needs to know Island LivingCoral Bay Living a real plus. Small Busy Ofce. Must work well under pressure, be organized and pleasant with basic computer skills.Responsible for web changes, FB, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Experienced, references, own transportation (4X4) Social Security Card or Green Card required. Wages based on experience. All Positions Part Time. Windspree Vacation Homes Windspree-TW Help Wanted 10.24.2011 1 10/21/11 9:37 AM For Sale: TL30 SAFE 39" x 39" x 32" deep $1800. Available E.O.Y. Display Cases also available. Coral Bay Jewelers 776-6167 or 227-6307 Coral Bay Apartment deck, 2 bedrooms, living room with kitchen, shared W/D, refurbished and painted, electric included, 203-216-8959 or 340-715-2666 FISH BAY LONG TERM AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1, 2011Furnished 3/2 native stone home w/covered decks. View w/privacy on 1.22 ac. 3k/month Call 340-715-666 or Email: info@cimmaronstjohn.com Choc Hole-Near Westin: Furnished Long Term 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath, A/C, W&D, Electric Included. $2,000/mth. Call Ron 715-853-9696 Services NEW OFFICE / RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE Excellent Location near Town and Westin Join busy Bank, Day Spa & Gourmet Market Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: marty@islandiarealestate.com For more information call 776-6857 Expanding Watersports Company is accepting applications for:RETAIL SALES BEACH ATTENDANTSMUST BE: reliable and professional, detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills, clean cut and able to swim. Get the picture with DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John 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 Large 2 BR Apartmetn in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C; Enighed. Call 690-1104 W ANTED BUILDING MA TERIALS Looking for electrical, plumbing, materials and screws, block, durorock, tile, cypress, theroseal, therobond, Acro 60 appliances and basically anything you might have left over from a build project. You may contact me at mtbgroup@hughes. net or (972) 679-9937. Discrete with Immediate payment. Will pickup. Com/Ofce/Storage BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?Email: advertising@tradewinds.vi 340-776-6496GET RESULTS! For rent, private, single family, furnished, two bedroom home with mother-in-law unit below main unit. Cathedral ceilings, A/C's in bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen and w/d. Two large decks with beautiful water view. Call 693-7777 For Sale Employment For Rent For Rent RED HOOK VILLAS 1 bedroom fully furnished, lovely view, laundry, convenient location, walk to ferry. $1,150 plus utilities, no pets, one year lease. Reliable Realty 774-8360. Wanted Coral Bay, Carolina Long Term, Furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath, Full Upper level, A/C in Bedrooms, Large covered deck, W&D, $1800/mth Call Ron 715-853-9696 Upscale Retail Gift Shop Lease option Available with inventory serious inquiries call or email 340-228-1840 phinsfan2006@yahoo.com NEXT CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCT. 27 TH For Rent Com/Ofce/Storage


20 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.STATE LINES Annapolis? Brass in Salem? a cereal name in Atlanta? tions City? Abbr. PREMIER Crossword ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meetings for alcoholics only at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay at 6 p.m on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church; Tuesdays, Thursdays 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. Ursulas Church. AL-ANON MEETINGS Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Every Sunday be offered on Sundays, starting on October 9, on St. John at the Cruz Bay tennis courts. For boys and girls 10 years old and under, QuickStart Tennis will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. For older juniors, lessons will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Beginners as well as advanced players are encouraged to come out, sign-up and play this life-long sport. No fee is required but a one-time $5 membership to the St. John Racquet Club will be encouraged. For more informa tion call 776-6643. T uesday, October 25 the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will meet on Tuesday, October 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Battery. High School did not host its regular PTA meeting on Tuesday, October 18, and instead parents are encouraged to attend an open house scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28 The Rotary Club of St. John is hosting its annual Flavors fundraiser on Friday, October 28, at the Westin Resort and Villas. Thursday, November 3 Senator at Large Craig Barshinger will host a noise ordinance town meeting on Thursday night, November 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the new St. John Legislature building. Saturday, November 5 is hosting the seond annual Save Second Base Block Party on Saturday, November 5, from 7 to 11 p.m.All proceeds raised at the event will go to the second Annual St John American Cancer Society Relay for Life. November 8 and 9 Authority is hosting two Ewaste drives on St. John in November. Bring those old computers, electronics, laptops and more to the Winston Wells ball day, November 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, November 10 row, Gifft Hill School would like to offer a day of service people in need on Thursday, November 10.


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Price includes adjacent lot. $599,000 AMARILLA VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, 180 views, pool & hot tub $2,595,000 NEW IN PRIVATEER 1BD/1BA pool villa on .83 acres with spectacular unspoiled views of the BVI and the east end of St. John. $1,375,000 CAROLINA Live on property & complete your home. Owner financing available. $299,000 CLIFFSIDE! Dramatic waterfront 2BR/2BA villa, 1.05 acres, path to water's edge, hear the surf. $1,350,000 ISLANDS END Nat'l Pk beaches close by. 5BR/5.5BA, HOA common dock $1,850,000 IXORA Ajax Peak, bordered by Natl. Pk, adjacent to North Shore beach access, pool, 5 BR. $1,530,000 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. SAGO COTTAGE adorable Caribbean style masonry cottage with wonderful down island views and great rental history. UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 Recently upgraded & well kept house with 3 income producing units. Easy access to Cruz Bay and beaches. COMFORTA BLE C AROLINA C OT TAGE 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 B AY 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! 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. CARIBBEAN COVE VILLA Private, swimmable pocket beach and big views across pristine Hur ricane Hole to Tortola at this 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath villa! Possible boat mooring in front of home! 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 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 $1,450,000 $1,750,000 $2,400,000 DVD $1,500,000 $1,000,000 $975,000 UNDER CONTRACT $3,999,000 Call for details DVD DVD $2,295,000$1,275,000 PRICE REDUCED! C ALAB ASH 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 $85,000 E STATE CAROLINA from $115,000 C ONCORDIA PRESERVE from $275,000 D REEK ETS BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $300,000 P RIVATEER BAY /HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $199,000 S A B A BAY 19 ac. 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24 St. John Tradewinds, October 24-30, 2011 Governor Convenes Cabinet To Review Territorys Economic Development StrategiesContinued from Page 14 the territory's economy last Finance Authority and West Indian Company delivered presentations describing efforts to target local banks to provide increased local lending; partner with VIEO and WAPA to provide energy efincrease employment opportunities through housing community years; and expand the Havensight dock to accommodate larger ships and develop seven acres in Estate Liverpool for a vendors plaza and tourist attraction, respectively. During the meeting, EDA CEO Percival Clouden described new marketing strategies targeting spea 42 percent increase in loan appli cations for Fiscal Year 2011. We are also reaching out to UVI and the schools, in partner ship with departments of Labor and Education, to emphasize the importance of vocational and technical training as tools for individual economic advancement, Clouden said. The EDA was recently awarded a grant from the State Small Business Credit Initiative Program at the U.S. Department of Treasury for $13.1 million to encourage Vir gin Islands banks to lend to small businesses, as well as a State Trade and Export Promotion grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration for $489,646 to assist small businesses in expanding their exporting capabilities. Human Services Commissioner Christopher Finch also noted that an additional $30 million in food stamps will be available for Fiscal Year 2012. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for every food stamp dollar, an extra $1.84 will be generated in the local economy, said Finch. The Government of the Virgin Islands continues to take steps through DPNR and DLCA to streamline the licensing and per mitting processes to enhance private sector activity.