St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 35 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: 11-07-2011
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Spatial Coverage: United States Virgin Islands -- Saint John
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Flavors Fundraiser Rakes in More Than $18,000 for Scholarship FundPage 6Sis Frank Estate Auction To Offer Bidders Chance To Support SJSA, Continue LegacyPage 5Despite Rumors, VIPD Continues Searching for Missing WomanCandlelight vigil for Seara James Nov. 8Page 2 Town Meeting: Discussions of Culture Dominate Noise OrdinancePage 3Feral Cat Feeding Station in Estate Bethany DestroyedPage 9 The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / www.theodoretunick.com The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / www.theodoretunick.comNovember 7-13, 2011 Copyright 2011 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers St. John Gets GhostlyFrom Mongoose Junction to Skinny Legs kids of all ages embraced Halloween and channeled their inner SEE PAGES 12, 13 AND 22 FOR MORE FUN PHOTOS.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Despite numerous false rumors, Seara Samantha James has not been spotted on Tortola, or anywhere. Family members and friends have not seen or heard from 21-year-old James since Tuesday, October 11. A wide-spread rumor last week had the St. Lucian native, who has called St. John home which is not true. She was not reported on Tor tola, said Victoria James, who has not eaten or slept well since her daughter disappeared almost a month ago. Police were saying maybe she could be there and people should look out for her, but no The only reports of sightings were anonymous calls to a radio station and they didnt say where that was. James is asking the St. John community and the larger Virgin Islands community to keep up the search for her daughter. Anyone who has seen or heard anything about the whereabouts of Seara James is asked to call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). James is also asking the community to come out to the Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay on Tuesday night, November 8, at 6 p.m. for a candle light vigil in honor of her daughter and to hear the truth about the search, which continues. Please dont believe all the rumors, said James. We are still looking for her. This is just not like her. Seara James lived with her mother, brother and step-father in Estate Bethany. She is 5 tall, weighs 140 pounds, has brown eyes, black hair and is of medium build. Seara James also has several tattoos, a tribal pattern on her right arm, Pascal on her back and a rose on her left leg. When she was last seen at Castaways Bar in Cruz Bay shortly after 7 p.m. on October 11, Seara James was wearing a white T-shirt over a black tank top and black jeans and was carrying a black bag containing a binder from her employer Global Marine. There was nothing unusual about Seara that Tuesday, said her mother. She worked that day and she left around 5 p.m. and her boss said there was nothing unusual there. the Cruz Bay standpipe in Estate Enighed, Seara James met up with several friends in the area of Mongoose Junction, according to her mother. After work, she met up with some friends and went to Mongoose and then went to Castaways, said James. She had on her white work shirt and she removed it when she reached Castaways and had a black tank top on underneath. She didnt want her work shirt to get dirty. She left Castaways with her friends and she was wearing her black top, James said. They left minutes after 7 p.m. and everyone went their own way. She was going to walk home to our house up Jacobs Ladder in Estate Bethany. Outside Castaways in Cruz Bay was the last time Seara James friends saw her, although she did contact her boyfriend to tell him that she was on her way home, Victoria James explained. She called her boyfriend and said she was down by Westin and would be home in a minute, said James. 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, November 7-13, 2011 of the season on Friday, November 18, at 6 p.m. Renowned local author and nurse Ophelia Powell Torres will present her book and personal story, War on Breast Cancer: One Womans Journey with Breast Cancer. Donations will be accepted for the St. John Relay for Life, beninformation about the presentation call 776-6359.Torres To Speak at Library on Nov. 18The Bethany Moravian Church Womens Fellowship is hosting a prayer breakfast on Saturday, November 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the Bethany Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $12 and the public is invited to come and listen to the Dynamic and Powerful Woman of God Sister Barbara Mc Donald of Jamaica. Call 642-7296 or 626-6279 for more information.Prayer Breakfast on November 12The 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.WMA E-Waste Drive November 8 and 9 Despite False Rumors, VIPD Continue Search for Missing Seara JamesA vigil for missing Seara Samantha James will be on Tuesday night, November 8. Join the Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra on Saturday, November 19, beginning at 6 p.m. for their 15th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner in Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay. Enjoy traditional West Indian Thanksgiving fare and cash bar while listening to the Pan Dragons and Inner Visions Reggae Band from a table under the trees. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 8 years old. Tickets are available in advance from Courtesy Car Rental by calling 776-6650, or at the dinner.Pan Dragons Hosting Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner in Franklin Powell Park Nov. 19Continued on Page 16 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall. one-hour episode of the acclaimed Danish National TV documen Alex Frank Larsen, and is in English and Danish with English subtitles. Full Circle tells the story of a young boy from the Danish West Indies, Victor Cornelius, who was unwillingly taken to Denmark, never to return to his home on St. Croix. This poignant tale traces the journey of Victors Danish descendants as they investigate and come to terms with their little-known V.I. heritage. Members and friends are welcome. Friday, November 11, for an informative walk through the Annaberg Historic District. The SJHS is hosting this event for Professor Per Nielsen of the University of Copenhagen, who will be accom panying a group of visitors from Denmark on a week-long tour of the Virgin Islands. Those wishing to participate should meet at Marys Creek parking lot at 11 a.m. Plenty of drinking water and sun protection are recommended.SJHS Meeting Set for November 8


By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds St. John residents railed against the current local noise ordinance at a Thursday evening, November 3, town hall meeting called by Senator at Large Craig Barshinger in the hopes of gathering locals input in order to change the law. Close to 200 residents packed into the new V.I. Legislature buildings open-air garage, and one after ately about the cultural importance of partying and loud music. The times, with constant murmurs and frequent shouting. favor of the current law, which Barshinger and St. John Deputy Police Chief Darren Foy said is riddled with problems and hard to enforce. Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Wayne Biggs was scheduled to attend the meeting, but canceled just hours before. Barshinger vowed to subpoena Biggs to future meetings if necessary to discuss the part that DLCA, which issues bar and nightclub licenses, plays in the problem of noise disturbances. Nobodys right and nobodys wrong, said Barshinger as he called the meeting to order. What its about is having a shared standard. need to come together to see if we can solve this issue, Foy said, echoing Barshingers sentiments. Problems with the current law include the fact that all bars within 500 feet of a church, school or residential area must be enclosed and soundproofed a regula a city like Cruz Bay, where bars, churches and schools have long co-existed just steps from one anothers doors. Another major problem Foy cited is the laws restriction of noise to 75 decibels, which is no more than two people having an animated conversation. The law also doesnt specify from where to measure the noise, whether it be from directly in front of the speakers playing loud music, or from a complainants home, as is usually the case in stateside laws. While the V.I. Police Department does have noise meters, the their use refuses to do so until the law is improved. said in response to Barshingers question of when the VIPD could receive training, a reply which garnered wild applause from the audience. Several people asked that the new law be applied across the board, whether to regulate a loud party at Sputniks in Coral Bay, a live band at Skinny Legs or tour ists partying at villas. There are villas above me where people scream when jumping into their pools, said Coral Bay resident and Chateau Bor deaux owner Lorelei Monsanto. They have to learn to respect us. People have to realize that we are not all retirees, and we are not on vacation, said resident Lydia Thomas. We cant be put on hold because other people want to come and rest before they die. We cant be limited because vacationers and retirees want to enjoy. The theme of culture was prevapassioned pleas to allow loud music to continue to be a part of the St. John scene. I work hard all week, said a St. John resident. When Friday come, I want to party. Friday, Saturday, Sunday night, these people dont need to complain about nothing. The last thing I want is to cover our music and culture, said Delroy Ital Anthony. We angry here tonight; this is serious. We cant let them come from abroad and control that. We Caribbean people, we hear the music and we still sleep, said Phillip Grasshopper Pickering of the popular local reggae band Inner Visions. If you cant live with a culture of noise, youre free to leave. This is how we are. Resident Abigal Hyndman suggested asking the V.I. Department of Tourism to educate visitors on local culture, including the impor tance of loud music. without partying as an outlet, residents would be forced to turn to illegal pursuits. If we dont have a place to release our stress, what we gonna turn to, said Anthony. Drugs and guns and violence. The issue of losing business was also raised by several people in the entertainment industry. Ive been shut down three times, said a local DJ. I gotta go to the states to make money. The DJ suggested measuring decibel levels from the home of the person who calls to complain about the noise, and implementing a time frame to apply for permits for special gatherings, giving the local community time to be notiare killing a bit of culture, said local promoter Joseph Hardin, who moved to St. John 12 years ago. Ive gone from seven venues where I can book bands to three places where the owners are willing to take that chance. To read the current ordinance in full, visit www.visenate.org. To share ideas for proposed changes to the law, email noise@visenate. org. 2011 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayOCTOBER4.58 inchesAVERAGE4.92 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D40.50 InchesAVERAGE Y-T-D33.54 Inches Thursday, Nov. 10th INDEXAsk the Auto Doctor ...........11 Business Directory .............18 Church Directory .................18 Commanders Bugle Call ...11 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................17 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Ferry Schedules .................18 Letters ...........................14-15 Police Log ...........................17 Real Estate ....................21-23 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 3 Discussions of Culture Dominate Noise Ordinance Town Hall Meeting Far Right: A crowd of V.I. Legislatures openair garage at the start of the Thursday evening, November 3, town hall meeting on the local noise ordinance. More people continued to crowd the space as the meeting went on. Right: Partying and loud music are important parts of V.I. culture, Phillip Grasshopper Pickering of popular local reggae group Inner Visions told Senator at Large Craig Barshinger.Tradewiinds News Photos by Andrea Milam


St. John Tradewinds on St. Thomas arrested three men on theft and drug charges on October 31 and one man on St. John for third degree burglary. On St. John 41-year-old Jason Oliver of Estate Carolina was found in possession of several items that were stolen from an apartment in Estate Enighed. Those items included a play station, games, a telephone and other items. Oliver was charged with Third Degree Burglary and placed on $26,000 bail. He was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action. On St. Thomas Shern Hodge, 31, of Hospital Ground and 30-yearold Javern Moore of Nordsidevej were arrested after they were observed on surveillance tape on four separate days removing merchandise from Kmart in Lockhart Gar dens without paying for them. Hodge was arrested at about 9 a.m. Monday, October 31, and Moore was arrested at 1:15 p.m. the same day. Bail for both men was set at $35,000 each and they were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending their Advise of Rights hearing. Gregory Williams, age 28, also known as Marv, who is presently an inmate at the Bureau of Corrections, was arrested October 31 and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute when he was found in possession of about a quarter pound of marijuana by BOC ofback to the prison. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A man thought to be in his early 70s died on a St. John beach last week. The man, whose name was not available as of press time last week, visited Honeymooon Beach in the Virgin Islands National Park on Wednesday, November 2, on a snorkeling trip with a charter boat Around 10:30 a.m. he motioned to other snorkelers that he was in trouble, but when several individuSeveral minutes later, however, the man seemed to be having trouble again, but it was too late by the plained. St. John Rescue, V.I. Police Department and VINP 4 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 Jason Oliver Heart Attack Possible in Snorkeling Death V.I. Police Arrest Four in STT/STJ District Fence at Luthern Church Replaced with Stone WallSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Workers almost completed a new stone wall surrounding the Nazareth Lutheran Church property in Cruz Bay last week. Heavy rains at the end of the week forced masons to halt construction of the wall, which should be completed shortly.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Dont miss this years Evening in the Courtyard, on Friday, November 25, for the rare opportunity to acquire a piece of local history and support arts education on St. John. Long-time St. John jewelers Rudy and Irene Patton of R&I Patton, are hosting the Sis Frank Estate Auction during Mongoose Junctions annual holiday kick-off event. St. John School of the Arts, which Frank cofounded in 1971. The evening also marks one year to day on which Frank passed, leaving behind a legacy of arts education and community stewardship. Frank also left behind an extensive collection of jewelry, tableware, collectibles, medals, silverware and more, which will be auctioned off to ensure that her legacy continues through funding SJSAs many programs, classes and scholarships. Sis wanted the arts school to have these items of hers so that we could sell them and raise much needed funds for our programming and scholarships, said SJSA acting director Kim Wild. I cant think of a better way to give the community the oppor tunity to have something that belonged to Sis. And theyre not only buying something that means something to them on a personal level, but also giving to the arts school. At this auction, you are giving and receiving, said Wild. To me, thats shopping done right. In addition to the live silent auction on November 25, about 80 pieces of tableware and collectibles will be available through an online auction which kicks off on Tuesday, November 8. Go to www.biddingforgood.com/sjsa, peruse the collection and make a bid before midnight on Thursday, November 24. Any items which do not sell during the on-line auction will be added to the live silent auction on November 25. Kim came to me with all this last summer and it occurred to me that we could make it in the Courtyard at Mongoose, said Irene Patton. She decided to do the online auction so that friends of Sis who are off island could bid too. Wild approached the Pattons to help appraise Franks inimitable collection, which ranges from fashion jewelry of the 1940s to medals from the Opium Wars. Her estate is quite an insight into her life and travels, said Irene Patton. I wish I had known more when I was appraising the jewelry pieces, her travels, where she got all the charms that are on the huge, personal, gold charm bracelet. It represents the life of an artist and musician who came from an accomplished family. Our training with the Gemological Institute of America gave us the background to do the appraisals, said Patton. Our job at R&I Patton was to sort through all the things, decide what was precious and what was collectible and then categorize all the jewelry and silver, personal items and such ing out as much as possible about each item. An overwhelming job! Luckily for the Pattons, they werent alone in the effort. In addition to their skilled staff who helped categorize and photograph the work, colleagues on St. Thomas helped appraise diamonds and gemstones, explained Patton. We have had so much help a true community effort, she said. tory. Among items in the online auction is Franks collection of Danish silverware as well as tableware from her grandmother, explained Patton. There are approximately 80 items in the online sale, she said. Sis had a beautiful collection of silverware that she used every day, made in Denmark. Then there are annotated spoon collections from as far back as her great grandmother who was born in 1844 and there is a heavy silver fork that her grandfather used every day. The online auction will also feature silver souvenir spoons, Mexican silver tableware, salt bowls, pepper shakers, serving pieces and more. Among Franks large collection, Patton delighted in researching several unique items. St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 5 Continued on Page 16 R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing 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 Tradewiinds News Photo FileThe late Sis Frank is pictured here wearing her lovely bubble strand necklace valued at $250 and will be part of the silent auction.Sis Frank Estate Auction Offers Chance To Support SJSA


6 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 Continued on Page 16 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) mnelson@stjohnmagazine.com or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at www.stjohnmagazine.com OUR 2012 EDITION IS GETTING PRINTED! ARRIV AL DA TE T/B/D.UPDATE:By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds ish costumes to the tasty eats and sweet treats, the St. John Rotary Clubs annual Flavors fundraiser on Friday night, October 28, was a big success. Fourteen restaurants and cater ers came together in the ballrooms of the Westin Resort and Villas to vie for title of best dishes and drinks and help the local Rotary Club raise money for its scholar ship program. While the event, which is usually hosted at the end of November, was put on three weeks ahead of schedule, Flavors raked in more than $18,000 which will help local students cover higher education costs. Flavors was a great success bringing in a little more than $18,000, and were still counting a few late items, said Bruce Munro, Rotary president. The amount exceeds last years record, which was a little under $18,000 and covers all our scholarship needs for our St. John students. And this happened despite having the event three to four weeks earlier than normal this year and the night of game seven in the World Series, said Munro. The earlier date did allow the group to turn the fundraiser into a costume party as well, and several attendees donned devil horns and fairy wings for the soiree. Even Munro transformed into the Grim Reaper himself for the event. Guests, including Lieutenant Governor Greg Francis and his wife Cheryl, sipped wines compliments of West Indies, Prestige, Bellows and Premier and noshed on treats from island eateries Fish Trap, Tap Room, High Tide, Baked in the Sun, Westin, Deli Grotto and more. In the end, a panel of judges met as best appetizer for its selec entree was awarded to the team at St. John Catering/Mathayom Private Chefs for their succulent surf and turf roulade composed with tender braised short ribs and fresh lobster and complimented with a creamy parsnip puree. Matt Vacharat, owner of Mathayom Private Chefs, also took home best dessert, for his chocolate, banana and passionfruit tart while the bartenders at High Tide walked away with best drink for their tasty tropical concoction. St. John Brewers Tap Room crew, who served up Cuban sandwiches and potato leek soup along with their tasty suds, took home best bar food of the night while the Peoples Choice Award, voted in by the crowd, went to the chefs at Spyglass for their braised ribs and mashed potatoes. The nights fare from the Westin and Deli Grotto was also popular with the crowd, which voted both as Peoples Choice runners-up. Guests also had the chance to bid on a variety of exciting prizes, from hotel stays to barge tickets, during the nights popular silent auction. As the food disappeared, joying the sounds of local band Ish who entertained the crowd until 11 p.m. The band Ish was wonderful and having our Lt. Governor and wife there was a tremendous addition to the evening, said Munro. It was especially great when the Lt. Gov. took to the stage for a duet with Ish and then presented was great fun. While the competition makes the evening special, Flavors is really all about raising money for education. The evening would not have been a success without all of the participating restaurants, cater -Rotarys Flavors Fundraiser Rakes in $18,000 for Scholarship Fund Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid tie systems Battery stand alone systems Solar Hot water systems Solar Pool Pumps Dan Boyd Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. t: 340-642-0351 e: islandsolarvi@gmail.com SAVE $$$$$$$ 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 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Tropical Focus The Matahayom Private Chefs/St. John Catering Team celebrates its winning entree and desserts, above left, while the crew from Spyglass, above right, enjoys news of their People's Choice Award.


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School hosted its second annual Culturalypso on Tuesday morning, November 1, at the schools upper campus. The community fun day event was celebrated this year on D. Hamilton Jackson Day, which honors the great Virgin Islands educator, editor and labor leader. While the Culturalypso was full of face painting, bouncy houses and relay races, there was a little education included in the day as well, explained Jill Hale, assistant to GHS head of school. This year we did a tribute to D. Hamilton Jackson and in addition to the real carnival style booths like face painting and relay races, we had a puppet show that the National Honor Society students put together that was all about D. Hamilton Jacksons life, said Hale, who helped organize the event. The NHS students put the show on for the younger students and it was really cute. Not to be outdone, a GHS ninth grade class hosted an educational game of its own, Hale added. Our ninth grade Caribbean History class put together a movselves, said Hale. They had that the students played Jeopardy and had to answer questions about D. Hamilton Jackson. In addition to the games and races, there was a bevy of local food and juices available, thanks to Karen Samuel and students in the GHS Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture program, who offered tastings of their homegrown and hand-made kallaloo. Members of the V.I. Fire Department took part in the fun too, driving a big red truck up to the school. Even Smoky the Bear put in an appearance at the GHS Culprevention. The community fun day, which was also organized by GHS lower school assistant Angellita Bolques, drew about 200 students and family members, which is why GHS hosted the event on D. Hamilton Jackson Day a public school holiday. We just wanted to do a carnival that we hosted for other kids in the community too, not just our GHS students, said Hale. In an effort to bring the whole commu nity together this year, we decided on D. Hamilton Jackson Day because public schools are closed for the holiday.St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 7 GHS Celebrates D. Hamilton Jackson Day with Culturalypso Smoky the Bear stopped by to say hello. St. John Tradewiinds News PhotosPotato sack races on Trayser Field, above, were just one of the many activities at Culturalypso.


St. John Tradewinds Gifft Hill School is excited to announce the expansion of its one-to-one laptop program, which began three years ago when the current seventh grade students received their own personal laptops, provided by Title V funding secured by the school. This year, the program was expanded to offer computers to students in 4th, 5th, 6th and 9th grades. The 8th grade at GHS received laptops as well, but that was funded by the school itself. Laptops were distributed to students over the past two weeks, and they are thrilled! In an effort to reduce the use of paper as well as printing costs, each student in 4th through 12th grades has received their own pin drive, allowing them to save and share their work right from their laptops.8 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 GHS Expands One-to-One Laptop ProgramSt. John Tradewinds News Photos Gifft Hill School students' jaws were dropping last week, as the distributed new laptops as part of its One-to-One laptop program. 2012 EDITION COMING SOONSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Caroline Rogers 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 T arpon Heavy Waters at Maho Bay


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The public debate discussed in several Letters to the Editor printed in the St. John Tradewinds over the St. John Animal Care Centers cat feeding stations took a destructive turn last week. In a Letter to the Editor in early September, Estate Bethany resithe problems she saw with the ACCs feral cat feeding station in her neighborhood. Mahoney wrote a second letter later that month, which was also printed in a St. Thomas daily newspaper, urging ing the St. John ACC. Mahoneys letters prompted several ACC supporters to take pen in hand to urge Mahoney to stop animal welfare organization and inviting her to attend the groups next board meeting. While Mahoney did not attend the groups meeting last month, controversy over the ACC feeding stations seemed to quiet down, at least until last week. ACC board member Oriel Smith oversees the feeding station in Estate Bethany, which was the focus of Mahoneys complaint. Smith routinely leaves food at the station every other day and when he left food there on Monday afternoon, October 24, all was in order. Smith returned to the station on Wednesday evening, October 26, pletely dismantled. Somebody destroyed the feeding station, said Smith. Somebody completely demolished it and broke it all up. While Smith has continued to feed the feral cats in the Estate Bethany area, he and the ACC are hoping that someone in the neighborhood saw something. Anyone with information about the demol ished feeding station is asked to call the ACC at 774-1625.St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 9 St. John Tradewinds News Photos The feeding station in Estate Bethany usually looked similar to the one at right, until a volunteer discovered it in pieces, above, last week.Controversial Cat Feeding Station in Estate Bethany Is Destroyed 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


By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Those unmistakable turquoise shopping bags spotted across Love City last week mean only one thing Nest is back open. After shuttering the doors to her well-ap pointed location in The Marketplace in the spring, Nest owner Missie Hensel re-opened her popular shop last week in a new loca tion with new merchandise and a new look. Hensel used a white wash and blue paint treatment to give Nest a crisp beach cottage feel in its new Mongoose Junction digs. Located in the former Sea Leathers location, Hensel took advantage of the additional 100 square feet of space to expand her offerings reclaimed wood. I spent a month in Maine this summer and I wanted to make this space feel like a beach cottage, said Hensel. Its got a bit more of a nautical feel and I even collected some shells up there that I brought down. The nautical theme also allowed Hensel to be environmentally conscious in decorat ing the new shop. She used beautifully worn wooden oars to hang the expanded line of clothing, with prices starting at $30. The nautical and green themes continue in Henwas sourced locally. While Nest fans can still pick up their bamboo clothing and Caldrea cleaning products, shoppers should not miss the new jewelry lines, stationary and Jonathan Adler offerings, with everything from dog leashes to iPad covers in his distinctly bold patterns. And there are more new items arriving all the time, Hensel added. We have a lot of new jewelry and cloth ing still coming in, she said. Also still on the horizon for Nest is a coffee and cookie bar. Soon, Nest shoppers will be able to buy Carpe Diems Thunderbolt brew by the cup and nibble on a tasty homebaked treat. Hensel expects to start serving coffee within a week or so. The Nest owner also plans to start selling stamps so shoppers can choose a card from small cafe table and pick up a stamp before walking out the door, explained Hensel. After several months of work bringing her down east beach cottage to life, last week Hensel was enjoying the delighted reaction from her loyal fans upon entering her new shop. You dont know how happy I am, she said. When I wake up in the morning, it feels like Christmas. Being in this new loca tion and being a part of this business community here is just wonderful. Stop by Nest, open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in its new Mongoose Junction location. While there is a lot of new at Nest, there is one thing that has not changed that signature Nest scent derived from the collection of scented candles, lotions, soaps and more. That Nest scent is still here, said Hensel. I was worried about that, but it still smells like Nest. For more information call the store at 715-2552.10 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 Nest Opens in New Mongoose Junction Location crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott Nest owner Missie Hensel, left, in her popular shop Nest. Hensel and sales associate Valentine, above, smile for the camera outside the shop now open in Mongoose Junction. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas Paradise 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)


St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 11 By Jack Brown Special to St. John Tradewinds Welcome to Ask The Auto Doctor, a 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. The $3,000 Mile Q: I have a 2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara. I was on my way home the other night and steam started coming out from under my hood. I checked the temperature gauge, and it was pegged all the way on Hot, but I was only about a mile from home so I kept driving. The next morning I opened the hood and found that my upper radiator I went to start it the engine started, but was running very rough and water was shooting out the top of the radiator like a geyser. Any ideas what could be the problem? A: Yes I can. Im sorry to have to tell you this but you are the problem. What you did when you continued to drive an already overheated engine is you warped one or both of the cylinder heads causing one or both head gasket to fail. The reason water is shooting out the top of the radiator is because when the piston comes up on its compression stroke, it compresses the air inside the cylinder. But in your case the compressed air is being forced past the failed head gasket into the cooling system. This in turn pushed the water out the top of the radiator and at the same ing the rough running. No engine takes well to being overheated. But the V6 engine in your Grand Vitara and most cars with aluminum cylinder heads, like the Jeep Liberty, are extremely sensitive and intolerant to being overheated even slightly. So that last mile you drove home is probably going to be the most expensive mile youll ever drive unless of course your oil light comes on and you decide to keep driving. So your repair should have only been a radiator hose replacement, under $50. From experience, it could now cost up to $3,000 to repair cor rectly depending on the severity and extent of the damage you caused. The only way to tell the exact cost, is to remove both cylinder heads to inspect the damage. There are products that claim to be able to stop a cylinder head leak but are not intended to repair a leak that I suspect is as big as yours, so I wouldnt waste my time with any stop leak additives at this point. Next time, just pull over and call a friend, or even someone you dont like, for a ride that last mile. Give Me a Break Q: I own a 2003 Jeep Liberty. I replaced my front brake pads 6,000 miles ago and now they are metal to metal. Im very good at checking my brakes and replacing them so as to not do this kind of damage. I just checked the brakes less than 1,000 miles ago and there was about 25 percent of the brake pad left. My question is, how did I wear out 25 per cent of my brake pad in less than 1,000 miles? Could there be something wrong with my brake system? A: Im pretty sure theres nothing wrong with your braking system, but there is something very wrong with your calculation, and now its going to cost you big bucks. Instead of just having to install new pads, 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 Veterans Day Parade Is Nov. 11Commanders Bugle CallAmerican Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 By Jerry Runyon St. John Tradewinds Wounded Warriors from Team River Runner have again had a remarkable stay on St. John. A big thanks go out to all who contributed to the success of their visit with us. On Friday, November 11, we will be celebrating Veterans Day. A short parade will start at 10:30 a.m. from Crabbys Watersports and end at the Agriculture Station on Kingshill Road. The parade will be followed by a ceremony and open house at the Agriculture Station American Legion Post 131 Headquarters. Veterans Day Honors all who served. This year also marks the 20th Anniversary of the End of the Cold War the era of the Forgotten Veterans who served between declared war eras which spanned from 1945 to 1991. We can all be grateful of these Veterans who kept the Peace dur ing these trying times. American needed its guardians and these Veterans were there. American Legion invites all veterans and the community to attend. Your American Legion Post 131, Working to Serve our Community and all Veterans. God Bless America, the U.S. Virgin Islands and our Men and Women of our Armed Forces.The $3,000 Mile Ask the Auto Doctor Continued on Page 18


12 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Yelena Rogers Monday, October 31. The annual Trick or Treat party at the shopping center drew a crowd of children decked out in elaborate costumes and plenty of adults too, who were getting ready for a night of revelry as well. ST. JOHN SCHOOL OF THE ARTSONLINE AUCTION ITEM: Mexican sterling salts with spoons, as Sis left them. Visa, MasterCard or Cash Only. More details and information will be forthcoming. 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, November 25th 5:00 to 8:30 p.m.* Evening in the Courtyard ON-LINE A UCTION November 8 th 24 th CLOSING BID : November 24 th at Midnight www.biddingforgood.com/sjsa T rick or T reat at Mongoose Junction


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14 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to editor@tradewinds.viNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y NOV. 10TH 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: 34 Grand Larcenies: 50 Rapes: 1 St. John Tradewinds News Photo thanks to the company's owner.I was thinking the other day, Where would the island of St. John be without the weekly publication of our community newspaper Tradewinds? Newspapers along with the written word have always been instrumental in informing people of what is happening in their communities. This is critical if people are to make intelligent, informed decisions, both in their daily lives as citizens and as they participate in the democratic process. This is particularly true for this small St. John community which struggles with getting their needs met; and which has less than their fair share of political representation! Tradewinds community and give a unique voice to not only to a very important role in covering the wonderful and community as one. Publisher MaLinda Nelson, News Editor Jaime Elliot and writers Andrea Milan and Mauri Elbel along with the many St. John columnists and contributors should all be applauded and appreciated by everyone on our St. John island for their important contribu tions. Thank You for continuing your important and good work! Sincerely, Bonny Corbeil St. John Tradewinds My name is Jennifer Barnett and I currently work at Captains Corners. I recently had a visiting customer I approached the man and told him that I am part of to come watch us. As we were conversing, he told me He told me that he had donated some equipment to the local elementary school a few years back. Then he equipment. I told him that Jimmy Neighbors is the guy who organizes it and he has a bat, 10 balls and the bases. The guy then told me that he was going to call his sons back home and see about getting us some new equipment. He came in the following day to tell me that a package has been sent to me. A week later to the day, and the standard rules of the game. I am so excited to share this news, because we all know there isnt a whole lot to do on St. John, and looks forward to playing a few games every Thursday. continue playing. I cant wait to send him a picture of the team with our new equipment. Good things still do happen! We are so excited. I just wanted to share this wonderful story. Jennifer Barnett Letters To St. John Tradewinds


St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 15 Letters To St. John TradewindsContinued on Page 16 The renewed corporate effort to burn waste and manufacture synthesis gas from coal and solid waste must be met with a public chal lenge. Virgin Islanders should demand that the V.I. Water and Power Authority produce clean energy from clean renewable sources and the V.I. Waste Management Authority promote waste recycling. Alpine Energy Group (AEG), LLC and TCG Global, LLC announced their proposals in the V.I. Daily News and the St. Croix Avis. First TCGs proposal was printed in the Daily News September 29 and October 3, followed by AEG in a full page spread in the Avis October 9 and 10. The AEG advertisement is endorsed by WAPA and VIWMA. WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge and May Adams-Cornwall, Director of VIWMA, together with the governing boards of both authorities appear to support the renewed effort to burn solid waste, coal and petroleum coke. The methods proposed by the AEG and TCG Global are no doubt the most environmentally destructive, dangerously toxic to human health and economically catastrophic. The proposals using coal, tires, coke or anything deemed waste and linking the electric ratepayer as These corporations, along with WAPA and VIWMA, make claims I allege, is misleading and outrageously false. There are now over 75,000 chemical combinations used in the industrial manufacturing industry. Only a few, such as dioxins, are known by the World Health Organization and Physicians for Social Responsibility. There are over 400 types of dioxins. With the approval of either project, dioxins and heavy metals will be found in Virgin Islands cistern water, fruits and vegetables. Dioxins and related chemi cals are known by WHO to have carcinogens, meaning they cause cancer and many other ailments in humans, animals and plants. The Virgin Islands environment is delicately balanced. This pristine nature is a source of income for Virgin islanders dependent on tourism. Clean air and water are economic forces that cannot be comgarbage. The cost of building a synthetic gas manufacturing industrial plant in St. Thomas and barging coal to Krum Bay, or building an incinera tor on St. Croix will be at the expense of the V.I. electric rate payer. AEG, TCG, WAPA and VIWMA leaders know very well V.I. ratepayers will amass a debt burden through WAPA LEAC and VIWMA waste tipping fees which will double in the next 10 years. The advertisements failed to mention cost quotes: quotes for the air monitoring; trucking; inter-island barging. The end result will be an economic Armageddon for Virgin Islands consumers, tourism employees (taxi drivers and all others employed public and private.) Waste to energy or waste to industrial raw material? TCG, LLC Global wants to show the world how to do clean coal. AEG wants to combust waste; islands elected representatives will vote on the Virgins Islanders should urge their representatives to reject both proposals and recycle our waste. Compost any organic material when necessary: cardboard and paper to cardboard and paper. Return steel to scrap metal dealers, tires to rubber recycling plants, appliances to recycling plants; make electricity from sun, wind, ocean or geother mal (heat from the earth) its all possible. R. Victor Johansson Waste to Energy Methods Are After the boisterous noise meeting, I wanted to clear something up and second some suggestions made at the meeting. First off, although I wish it did not need to be stated, Im white. Im from the States, Caribbean was because of the music. I am a locally professional musician. I came to the meeting as this subject has been a growing topic for the last few years and has directly affected me. I also came to this meeting because previous meetings I attended seemed to be overwhelmed with support for more enforcement and a more stringent update to the law regarding Noise. At this meeting, the side against noise regulation clearly overwhelmed those in favor. Many of the people at the meeting seemed to think this battle was drawn on the race line. Accusations that the white establishments werent being affected and calls to go back to Kansas made me uncomfortable, when in fact, we were on the same side of the issue. At one point, a gig my band was playing on Halloween was discussed and accused of going until 1:30 in the morning. For the record, for that gig at Skinnys on Monday we were hired to play from 8 to 11 p.m. We stopped playing at 11:25 p.m. I was packed up, stowed all of my gear and was all the way in Cruz Bay at 1 a.m. Another thing that I would like to clear up is that it was stated that the white bars, for lack of a better term, were never shut down for noise. I can state that my band has been shut down numerous times at Island Blues, once for playing until 11:05 p.m. instead of stopping at 11 p.m.. I have also been shut down at the Beach Bar, and twice at Larrys Landing. Ultimately, the reason I turn aggression and intensity toward solutions. This unenforceable and subjective law has resulted in a lack of venues that bands can play, which in turn well as the bar owners and leaves a dint of live music offerings on this island. I am also in the tourist industry as a property manager during the day. Nearly every guest that comes John tourism, is improved by having live music on this island. As it turns out, through years of guests, I have yet to hear one complaint of loud music. Loud construction, yes; loud neighborhood dogs, yes; bad roads, poor cable reception, mosquito bites, electricity failures, weather yes. Parties at Cases by the Sea or Sputnik or Island Blues, all which can be heard clearly from these homes no Although I would have liked to speak this last night, it turned out that my ideas for solutions were brought up by some of the speakers last night. Forgetto summarize my support for the following basis for the new law. 1. The decibel level needs to be raised to a reasonable level. 2. As Grasshopper stated, with whom I have discussed this issue for some time now, the decibel reading needs to be taken at the source of the complaint, not the source of the noise. 3. As Ian stated, a solid compromise would be to allow each permit requester a certain number of allowances to make noise a year. Thank you Craig Barshinger for upping that number to six times instead of Ians extremely diplomatic offer of three. 4. Music needs to be allowed to go until 2 a.m. on the weekends. 5. As Gold stated, most of the time these events that are causing an issue are limited to just one night a week, sometimes less. Perhaps another compromise would be to issue the permits accordingly so that once a week in any given area is the most that this can happen (barring special circumstances, i.e. Carnival, labor day) and not including bars with licenses that allow it. 6. It is completely unfair to complain about noise if you live in a city. A hotel downtown has campaigned quite hard against music and noise, but at the same time their website states, The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Cruz Bay towns best restaurants, bars and shopping. This lively location is the perfect spot ..... and the evening savoring world-class tening to live island music. If their guests dont like being downtown around the sounds, they can stay at plenty of other spots on the island. There is enough competition for accommo dations on this island with everyone and their brother renting short term, that in no way should we coddle a business that did not have the foresight to predict such a problem. Instead, this new noise law should be limited to areas at least one-halfmile from a town center. If the zoning code is instead what we have to go on, which next to commercial, the new ordinance needs to side with the commercial. It is up to the buyer of such a property to determine before purchase what realities exist such as a commercially zoned area nearby or a nightclub next door! If those realities are going to change (i.e. a rezoning) public meetings are the only way to combat that, even if they unfortunately do not end up with results that please you. These are the risks of real estate. 7. Licensing needs to get a straight picture and issue licenses accordingly. The licenses that they issue nesses can understand when a special permit is required and when it is not. 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Seara James never made it home. Victoria James got a phone call from her daughters boyfriend on Wednesday morning, October 12. On Wednesday morning her boyfriend called me and asked if my daughter was home and if she was sick, said Victoria James. I said, She should be in her room, and he asked me to take a look. I went and took my key and opened the door and she was not there. Seara James always kept her bedroom door locked, but both she and her mother had a key. At that point, Victoria James was not yet worried about her daughter. house; I wasnt worried yet then, she said. When it was 9 a.m. I called work to see if she was there and they said she hadnt come in as yet. It was not like her to miss work, but I didnt think anything was wrong. At 10 a.m. I called work again and she still wasnt there, said Victoria James. I tried calling her cell phone and it just rang and then went to voice mail. I tried her cell phone again and again and went down to Cruz Bay to look around for her. I thought I would see her somewhere in town, said Victoria James. By Thursday morning, October 13, Victoria James knew something was not right. It was Thursday morning and she still hadnt called, she said. Its not her habit to not go to work and not come home. Victoria James reported her daughter missing to V.I. less than two days after she had last been seen. Now almost one month has passed since Victoria James has reports of her whereabouts. Its awful, she said. I havent been able to eat or sleep or drink or do anything. Anyone with any information about Seara James should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and be sure to attend the candle light vigil on November 8 at 6 p.m. at Frank Powell Park. 16 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 Continued from Page 2Sis Frank Estate AuctionDespite Rumors, VIPD Continue Search for Seara James Continued from Page 5Flavors Fundraiser Rakes in $18,000 for ScholarshipT op Left: 6.3 mm pearl surrounded diamonds. T op Right: Pearshaped cognac diamond surrounded by emeralds and white diamonds. Left: Sis' silverware.One category we enjoyed researching the most was the medals passed down from family members, she said. There are two silver and two bronze medals commemorating ser vice in the Opium Wars with China in the 1860s. There is a medal from a transatlantic cruise in 1952 on the Antilles and a lovely medal of merit from the Art League of New York engraved with her mothers name. The live auction will feature many items, which also depends on the on-line sale activity, but will focus on Franks jewelry collection. From mourning jewelry engraved with family members names and dates of passing, to fashion pieces from 1940s and gemstone-crusted watches, the live auction will feature something sure to inter est all bidders. One of the most wonder ful things is a miniature steel pan set of earrings and pendant handmade, probably in Trinidad, said Patton. I remember when she started Steel Unlimited for the kids and how they traveled all over with their music. Of course, the sale would not be complete without Franks pearls, her signature pieces. There are the pearls, her signature, said Patton. There is a set of faux pearls from the Jackie K. Onassis collection and many earrings and bead necklaces that will be available for people to own themselves, all at very affordable prices, all donations for the SJSA. Franks collection is so extensive, prices literally range from $10 to several thousand dollars, Patton added. Prices for the on-line auction range from $30 to several thousand, she said. Prices at the silent auction with start with lots as low as $10 and go up as high as several hundred. Both the on-line sale which runs from Tuesday, November 8, through Thursday, November 24 and live silent auction on Friday, November 25, are not to be missed. Sis had such an amazing life and was such a good example for our community, said Patton. We are so thrilled to be a part of it. And in the true spirit of the evening, the Pattons refused any payment for their time. All our work is donated so that the maximum amount of money can be realized for the school, said Patton. To view on-line auction items go to www.biddingfor good.com/sjsa. For more information about SJSA call the school at 779-4322. The live silent auction will run from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at R&I Patton on November 25, with the winners to be announced at 9 p.m. Businesses need the ability to have live music and entertainment to attract guests and compete in an oversaturated marketplace. Businesses need the abil ity to rent their space to wedding parties, which all have music or entertainment of some kind without fear of being shut down during a special event. 8. The enclosed requirement in the current law needs to be stricken. As we all know, these venues are not going to be closed in. The tourists dont want it, the locals dont want it, the businesses could not possibly afford the WAPA bill for the A/C. It is almost like this law was copied from a noise ordinance elsewhere that had mostly enclosed businesses, but the drafter of this law just didnt quite read down that far. 9. Police Deputy Chief Foy mentioned that he must respond to each complaint called in. It would seem that the correct response to these complaints would be to check if the business has a license allowing such activity or a permit for it, and if so, alert the complain ant of such allowance. Instead, they are going to the source of the noise and asking for the allowed activity to cease or in some cases turned down to a level that does not work for the permit/license holder. Overall, it seems that yet again we here in St. John are at the mercy of a law written without regard for our islands unique needs and circumstances. We must John residents can have actual control over this island without the blind governing us into needless bicker ing within, when our problems often have come from without. Jared W arren, the ISH Letter To St. John TradewindsNoise Ordinance Issue Does Not Fall on Race Lines Continued from Page 15 ers and volunteers, explained Munro. I want to thank all the restaurants and caterers for their hard work and contributions in supporting our community and scholarship program, said Munro. And I want to thank all the wonderful people and businesses who made donations to our silent auction about 50! I want to thank all the volunteers, judges, and Gifft Hill students for their help. tin Resort for hosting its annual fundraiser since its inception. We would like to thank the Westin for their continued support and we appreciate the excellent work of their staff, said Rotary Club of St. John past president Joan Bermingham. Restaurants and caterers taking part in the 2011 tin, Deli Grotto, Cafe Livin, Castaways, Waterfront Bistro, Lime Inn, Fish Trap, Teds Supper Club, and St. John Catering/Mathayom Private Chefs. Continued from Page 6 SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: editor@tradewinds.vi


St. John Tradewinds The island of St. John will be the site of the third gun buy-back program in the Virgin Islands this year. The St. John gun buy-back program will pay individuals for turning in their illegal weapons. The program will be at the building located at Oppenheimer Beach on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. V.I. Police Department Acting Commissioner Raymond Hyndman and VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy said the program is part of the continuing effort of the department to get illegal weapons off the streets. You can turn in your illegal weapons without penalty, Foy said. Were paying top dollar for the weapons. Individuals turning in weapons need to safely transport the guns to the site. Weapons should be placed in a bag and put into the trunk of a car. If someone is unfamiliar with weapons, they should not try to unload them or tamper with them in anyway. There will be amnesty for persons traveling with weapons as long as they travel a direct route from their home to the drop off point. Once a inspect the weapon and determine the amount of money that will be paid for the weapon. No questions will be asked of the person turning in the weapon. their home to turn them in at this time. Also if residents have a weapon in their home that was previously owned by someone who is deceased or has left the home, they should turn it in. The cash for guns was made possible by an anonymous St. Thomas donor who contacted Senator Shawn Michael Malone. The Virgin Islands I am asking all St. John residents to participate in this program, get some extra cash and rid St. John of all the deadly weapons, said Foy. This is your opportunity to make a difference. St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 17 LAND LINE: 911 CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 Saturday, October 29 9:34 a.m. A visitor from Iowa p/r that she was assaulted in Cruz Bay. Simple assault. Sunday, October 30 9:05 a.m. A Cruz Bay Apartments resident r/ a larceny. Grand larceny. 4:08 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in Coral Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Monday, October 31 8:20 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ a break-in. Burglary in the third. 9:45 a.m. A Caneel Bay resident r/ someone trespassing. Trespass. 1:00 p.m. Badge #729 p/ at Leander Jurgen Command with one Jason Oliver of Estate Carolina, under arrest and charged with burglary in the third, possession of stolen property and destruction of property. Bail was set at $26,500 by order of the court. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas. 5:15 p.m. A citizen p/r a landlord/tenant dispute. Landlord/tenant dispute. 6:14 p.m. A citizen r/ that he was assaulted. Simple assault. T uesday, November 1 3:04 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that someone tried to break in to her residence. Attempted burglary. 7:30 a.m. A resident at Lumberyard Apartments c/request ing police assistance. Landlord/ tenant dispute. 11:16 a.m. A Guinea Grove Apartments resident c/request ing police assistance. Police assistance 11:29 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ males on her property. Unfounded trespassing. W ednesday, November 2 10:55 a.m. A citizen r/ a D.O.A. at Honeymoon Beach. D.O.A. 12:55 p.m. A Spring Gar den resident r/ that she was assaulted. Aggravated assault and battery. Thursday, November 3 8:03 a.m. A St. John Chrisin at the school. Burglary in the third. 11:25 a.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that a male threat ened him. Disturbance of the peace. 1:35 p.m. An Estate Peter Bay resident p/r that a male assaulted him with eggs. Simple assault. 3:40 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that her vehicle was damaged. Damage to a vehicle. Friday, November 4 5:17 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r a D.O.A. at the residence. D.O.A. 8:15 a.m. A Caneel Bay Reglary 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. St. John Help law enforcement locate 21-year-old Seara Samantha James of Estate Bethany, St. John. On Tuesday, October 11, at 5:15 p.m., James and several friends went to Castaways Bar where they had drinks and socialized. They then went to Mongoose Junction and Natures Nook and left around 7:20 p.m. This was the last time James was seen. She is 5 5 tall, 140 pounds, has brown eyes, black hair, medium build and has brown complexion. She has a tribal tattoo on her right arm, Pascal on her back, and a rose on her left leg. She was wear ing a white T-shirt, black pants, and had a black handbag. She has reportedly been seen on Tortola. A picture of Seara Samantha James is available on the website at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org. St. Thomas On Friday, April 1, at 9:56 p.m., VIPD were summoned to the area of Mandahl Beach due overturned vehicle on the roadway. The occupant, Sean OConnell, had been shot and later died of his injuries. Law enforcement is appealing to the community to provide the information needed to identify the killer(s). St. Croix On Saturday, October 22, at about 4:15 a.m. in the Gallows Bay area, a 24-year-old male indicated he had purchased food and was returning to his vehicle. A male with a stocking on his face appeared from between two parked vehicles and started shooting at him. If you were in that area near Lobster Street at the time of the shooting inby calling Crime Stoppers. Residents can submit tips on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (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, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions.CRIME STOPPPERS U.S.V.I.Organization Seeks Information on Crimes St. John VIPD Announce Gun Buy Back Program


18 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 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 CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay 8:45 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m 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. 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 DirectoryAsk the Auto Doctorlike you did before, youre going to have to buy and install new brake rotors at about $100 each. stop the car and the second is to shed, or dissipate the heat generated during braking. Brake pads do not wear in a linear, or straight line and heres why. The thicker your brake pads are, the faster they will shed heat. The cooler your pads run, the slower they wear. The thinner they get the faster they wear. So heres how it works. cent of your pads, 1,000 miles from the next 25 percent and way less than 1,000 from the last 25 percent of your pads, thus your grinding pads are destroying your precious brake rotors. You probably thought you had at least 1,500 miles left when in fact you probably had closer to 500 miles left. Had your brakes been checked by a professional mechanic, he or she would have advised you to replace the pads immediately with only 25 percent of the pad material left. This is when a brake pad is considered to be worn out, because its too thin to dissipate the head fast enough any longer. My suggestion is, when it comes to brakes, always take your vehicle to a professional mechanic for periodic inspections and, when necessary, brake replacement. You can save money in a lot of other areas of car maintenance, like oil changes, by doing it yourself, but your life, and the life of everybody else on the road, depends on properly maintained and working brakes. Also, no matter whether you change your own pads or have a shop change them, always insist on top of the line ceramic pads for longer life and better braking. They cost a little more but its well worth it. I cant tell you how many times Ive refused to install the $25 brake pads that people purchase in St. Thomas and want me to install. Its a waste of time and money, so dont cheap out on your pads. Im guessing you spent the money for the good pads when you replaced them last time otherwise you wouldnt have gotten the mileage you did out of them. 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.. 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St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 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 NEXT CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 TH SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Apartments w/d $700 One bedroom, one bath, w/d $1000 Two bedroom, three bath, w/d, pool $2500 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1700 Two bedroom house with mother-in-law unit, furnished, bedroom A/C, w/d, 2 large decks, water view $3000 Coral Bay: One bedroom, one bath $1200 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 Coral Bay Apartment deck, 2 bedrooms, living room with kitchen, shared W/D, refur bished and painted, electric security, 203-216-8959 or 340-715-2666 Four bedroom, two bath house for rent and rooms. non-smoker. No pets. Cruz Bay area. Call 626-0388. Boat2001 17 Sea Fox CC, 2010 85HP Yamaha 50 hours, new electrical harness bimini, fuel tanks, gear, trailer. Coral Bay. Great boat. $12,500. 340-514-3532. 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 448 sq. ft. 1-3 person mo. 1,036 ft. 3-5 person $2,450/mo. Call Marty at 776-7777 or email: marty@islandi arealestate.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 HOUSE FOR RENT: 3 bedroom 2 bath house for rent in Bordeaux. Lovely house set in the beautiful mountain of Bordeaux. This house boasts a great view of St. Croix. Washer and dryer add convenience to this relaxed environment. Very clean and fully furnished. Move in ready. This long term rental is available December 1st, maybe sooner. $2000.00 per month. Call Linda @ 340-693-7005 Ocean Kayak Double, two paddles, seats. $350. 2 Caneel wicker chairs, footrest, cushions, set $120. 2 mahogany wicker back chairs like new, set $150. 2 White Wicker chairs, set $100. 14 round teak table, 4 teak folding chairs, set $250. 1 mini Fridge $50. 3 Dive BCs-2 Large, 1 small, regulators, weight belts, each set $150. 119 TV, separate VCR, set $75 340-514-3532 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 Employment Boat For Sale For Rent Bright, secure building Ample parking First Month Free 693-7040 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 For Rent Com/Ofce/Storage Stand Up Paddleboards Includes Graphite paddle, new SUP bag, strap on cooler, drybag, 2 new 12$1300 ea, 1 almost new 11$1150. 340-514-3532 For Sale Cruz Bay Apartments1 and 2 Bedroom Apt Rental rates start at $1263 plus utilities. Rental Assistance available to income restrictions apply. Cruz Bay Apts., Apt. C1, Monday and Friday, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM Equal Housing Opportunity Guest Services: Full Time/ Part Time. Busy Villa Rental Must be Articulate, Detail Oriented and Extremely Organized. St. John Resident. Sunny Disposition and Great Interpersonal Skills. Some Weekends required. Great Career Opportunity for Right Person. 779-4647


20 St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.C[N] DOUBLEACROSS 1 Least distant 8 Mr. Mom co-star 20 Accept the opinion of 21 Was very meaningful 22 Word after New or gold en 23 Compound in Tums 25 Part of FYI 26 Its ! (See you then!) 28 Run- (pioneering rap trio) 29 Fats Dominos Whole Loving 30 Departs in a ship 32 Man cloth 36 Previous to, in odes tors and producers break through 43 Lilting tune 45 Pony Time singer 51 Gorilla researcher Fossey 53 Delhi money 54 Buddy star Russo 55 Greek consonants 57 All in the Family in-law Mike 61 Kill killed 62 Rumple 63 Former rival of Best Buy 65 Salt Lake City student 66 Robert Frost, e.g. tion: Abbr. 68 Scientologist Hubbard 69 Pooh-bah 70 School cutups 73 Herr 74 Sprint 75 Valorous 76 Revolting Turner 77 Berns river 78 All wound up 81 Numismatist 84 1995-2007 NFL lineman Warren 87 Americas Uncle 89 Courtroom declaration 90 Sturdy tree 91 British newspaper puzzle 96 Siss sib 99 Loose overcoat 100 Like Jack Sprats diet 101 Rocked on the brink 104 Violinist Mischa or trumpeter Ziggy 105 Chairman of China 106 for Innocent (Grafton novel) 107 Not just stout 108 Here we are olden days ... 109 Tendencies of a social groups behaviors and beliefs 114 Congregate 115 Using indirect references 116 City noted for miracle cures 117 Give lip 118 Sticky strips with poison 119 Tortilla treat DOWN 2 Chief 3 In the recent past 4 Factions 5 Cat Nation members 6 V preceders 8 Old Russian ruler 9 Lobed thing 10 Eves origin 11 Nuptial vow 12 Indias Indira 13 Shady public walk 14 Univ. military program 15 Map no. 16 Health Letter publisher 17 Voyage of vanity? 18 Germans 19 Systematize 24 Give a ring 29 Chinas Chou En- 31 Sore 32 28.35 grams 33 Criticism 34 Like a tribal emblem 35 Mockery 38 Security claims 39 Spains El 40 Busy as 41 Prez Lincoln 45 Stoop low 46 Rush violently 47 Sustain 48 Barbarous 49 Actor Charlton 50 Karel Capek play 52 Env. alert 58 Bon (playboy) 59 Yea, verily 60 2002 Lucy Liu 63 Dol. units 64 One of four archangels 66 Greek consonants 67 Above 71 Their bulbs produce lathers when crushed 72 Female WWII server 73 Colorful parrot 74 Unit of cards 77 of robins ... 78 Brewed drink 80 Lobbying gp. 82 Lund Laszlo 84 Shrieks 85 Shrinking Asian lake 86 Africans of small stature 88 Rand (map maker) 92 Bronze-hued 93 Discover by digging, as a pig 94 Ear-related 95 Outcome 96 Starr or Lee 97 Lay dormant 98 Ukraine city 102 Doughnuts shape 103 Critic Roger 105 Meditate 106 TV Soprano player Robert 109 Half- latte 110 D.C.s home 111 Put a tear in 112 Hail, Cato! 113 Kangas joey 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 T uesday, November 8 the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, November 8, at 7 p.m. at the Bethany Moravian Church Hall. The meeting will feature a viewDanish National TV mini-series, Slaves in the Family Celia Kalousek of the St. John Community Foundation is spearheading a candle light vigil and community search request for Seara Samantha James on Tuesday, November 8, at 6 p.m. at the Frank Powell Park in Cruz Bay. November 8 and 9 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. Thursday, November 10 organizations and people in need on Thursday, November 10. Friday, November 18 er of the season on Friday, November 18, at 6 p.m. Renowned local author and nurse Ophelia Powell Torres will present her book and personal story, War on Breast Cancer: One Womans Journey with Breast Cancer. Saturday, November 19 Join the Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra on Saturday, November 19, beginning at 6 p.m. for their 15th Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner in Franklin Powell Park in Cruz Bay. Enjoy traditional West Indian Thanksgiving fare and cash bar while listening to the Pan Dragons and Inner Visions Reggae Band from a table under the trees. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 8 years old. November 25 and 26 The Coral Bay Yacht Club on the eastern end of St. John will host the 30th Annual Coral Bay Thanksgiving Regatta November 25 and 26.


St. John Tradewinds, November 7-13, 2011 21 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical FocusWork crews over the past two weeks have been dismantling overlooking Cruz Bay. The steel structure, above, was removed as part of the work.


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HOMES View all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.com CONDOS HOMES LAND FRACTIONALS COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.cominfo@americanparadise.comOWNER WANTS FAST SALE! ALLESANDRA price has been slashed. Luxurious masonry villa, views of 3 bays, 3BR/3BA. NOW $1,569,000 IXORA Ajax Peak, bordered by Natl. Pk, adjacent to North Shore beach access, pool, 5 BR. $1,530,000 SOLAR B & B! Garden By The Sea is a quaint Caribbean home. Owners apartment & 3 A/C units. $1,800,000 NEW! Beautiful Harbor Views, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, paved access, good breezes and convenient to Coral Bay $675,000 AMOROSA Tuscan inspired villa in Peter Bay. 4BR/5BA. Virtual tour at americanparadise.com $7,450,000 CVISTA Elegant 4 BDR/4BA villa in Rendezvous. Stunning residence exudes comfort & class. Now $3,575,000 CAROLINA Live on property & complete your home. Owner financing available. $299,000 GLUCKSBERG! Cute starter cottage on a wooded lot abuts a green belt. 1BR/1BA with a/c. .23 acres $240,000 NEW! Lush & private, tucked into Bordeaux Mtn. Immaculate, well crafted 2 BR/2BA plus loft and expansive decks. .5 acre $675,000 CARIBBEAN COTTAGE catering to short term rental guests. 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 CLIFFSIDE! Dramatic waterfront 2BR/2BA villa, 1.05 acres, path to water's edge, hear the surf. $1,350,000 NEW ORCHID HILL Tasteful & charming, designed by Glen Speer, 2BR/2BA, stunning 280 degree views, $1,849,000 INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM HALF MOON HOUSE Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and masterful construction throughout, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is an artistic statement in a world class setting. CINNAMON 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. BEACHFRONT LIME TREE BAY HAS WHITE SAND BEACH! East End 5 bdrm stone & masonry home on 4+ subdividable acres (zoned R-2) steps to beach. Gorgeous water views! PETER BAY GATEHOUSE an exquisite 2 bedroom villa on large lot in Peter Bay Estates has great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans available for expansion. Incredible Value! VILLA M ARBELLA Own this stunning 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath custom Virgin Grand Estates villa. View pool and large veranda. Great rentals & sunsets over St. Thomas & Pillsbury Sound. One level living w/ fabulous Great room! $2,695,000 DVD PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropical living, big views & masonry home-centrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & Great Room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! KABEJ PATCH Caribbean style 5 bdrm pool villa, in a quiet, breezey location in desirable Chocolate Hole. Beautifully nished Brazilian hardwood home w/ stone accents is charming! Walk to beach. Excellent short term rental or private residence. VILLA MOLLO A nature lovers dream, walk to 2 beaches! 3BR/2BA villa sits on the waters edge of a salt pond and features custom stone and wood work and amazing Caribbean views. VILLA BAMBOO charming 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage features views to the South shore & to sunsets over the cays, a generous oor plan and decks, well-maintained, tastefully decorated, and spacious grounds with unique Danish ruins. 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. C HOCOLATE H OLE V ILLA 4br 3ba pool villa boasts central A/C, ne nishes and sophisticated design. Custom arched windows bathe the great room in sun light while framing expansive ocean views. SEA TURTLE VILLA is a contemporary Skytop home with amazing water views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. Great vacation villa or island 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. S OUTHERN C ROSS Big southshore views Danish-style stone home w/ wrap-around covered porches & 3 bdrm & 2 baths. Stunning cabinetry & exposed concrete beams & sills. Exceptional privacy in lush setting. Additional land available. 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! The Company that gives back to St. John$2,890,000 DVD $2,850,000 DVD $1,050,000 DVD $2,395,000 $595,000 $589,000 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$1,259,000 $1,100,000 $2,450,000 $1,999,000 $1,500,000 $3,999,000 NEW LISTING RAINBOWS END AT BATTERY HILLclean and cheerfully decorated poolside condo is conveniently close to town w/ nicely manicured grounds. Seller says make an offer! $510,000 Call for details DVD $1,275,000 $880,000 PRICE REDUCED 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 REEKETS BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $300,000 P RIVATEER BAY /HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $199,000S ABA BAY 19 ac. WATERFRONT $9,990,000P ETER BAY /NORTHSHORE from $1,500,000 L OVANGO CAY WATERFRONT South shore from $285,000 UPPER MONTE BAY hillsides from $799,000B OATMAN PT ./RENDEZ VOUS WATERFRONT $825,000V IRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $499,000C HOCOLATE HOLE from $365,000 S AUNDERS GUT two W ATERFRONT lots $345,000 each A LSO WESTIN TIMESHARES from $2,000 per weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS FROM $59,000 LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! St. John Tradewinds SUBSCRIPTIONSCall 340-776-6496. 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