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Queen Elizabeth Plans Diamond Jubilee Visit To St. JohnPage 4 Luxury Motor Yachts Anchor Off Love CityPage 5Mayan Sun Found at Francis BayPage 2March 26-April 1, 2012 Copyright 2012Power Boat Sinks Off Stevens Cay After Two-Vessel Collision in Pillsbury SoundPage 5 Art and Jewelry at Bajo el SolBajo el Sol Gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, April 6, featuring Jewelry by Karen Calandra, above, and new paintings by Denise Wright, at right and below. See Story on Page 9 Ofcials Open First Born Learning Trail on STJPage 3 No More Womens Health or Family Planning Services at deCastro ClinicPage 6
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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds On Tuesday morning, March new educational tool in Cruz Bay for parents with young children and the project already received enthusiastic thumbs up from the Continuing a more than 40-yearold partnership between the V.I. National Park and the Department of Housing, Parks and RecreSt. John, located in the Cruz Bay childrens playground next to the The project also brought togeth er the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, which created the Born Learning Trail and spear headed the drive to bring the trail to St. John, and the Westin Resort and Villas, which sponsored the project. The new Born Learning Trail in Cruz Bay aims to inspire parents to engage with their children and and play time. The trail consists of actual signs which have been installed around the perimeter of the playground and suggest activities like, Look, Laugh, Learn, which asks kids to make funny faces and discuss what makes them happy. Judging from the smiles on the the project, the Born Learning Trail is one thing that makes them happy. About 30 children from the St. John Methodist School preK class were on hand during last weeks ribbon cutting ceremony and they gave the Born Learning Trail their seals of approval. The Born Learning Trail inito get information to the community about the importance of early childhood education, said Ellie Hirsh, director of CFVIs The Family Connection. Its about getting kids ready for kindergarten and having them reading by the third grade. The trail was designed for kids in pre-K and even in early elementary grades, Hirsh added. The idea is to get kids and par ents really interacting, she said. The new St. John Born Learninstalled on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix. The project captures exactly what the CFVI strives to achieve, explained the groups president Dee Brown. This captures what the Community Foundation lives and breathes for partnerships with private, public and philanthropic groups, said Brown. Today we have the partnership with the VINP, which to put our Born Learning Trail and HPR, which has worked with us on six of these trails and been abSt. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 3 This facility is a jumping off point for many of our guests and is a great place for families to meet in the afternoons in a safe, outdoor environment. NPS places safety as a high priority and I want the community to know that is a safe place. The NPS is and always will be a partner of this community. Mark Hardgrove, VINP Superintendent Thursday, March 29thINDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................16 Community Calendar ...........20 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Crossword Puzzle ...............20 Letters ................................14 On the Market .....................12 Police Log ...........................19 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime ElliottCFVI president Dee Brown, center, looks on as HPR Assistant Director Stanely Smith and Joseph Paoli from the Westin Resort help St. John Methodist School pre-schoolers Ofcials Open First Born Learning Trail on St. JohnContinued on Page 18
By Rowan Adkinson Special to St. John Tradewinds British Virgin Islands, Queen Elizabeth II is planning The demands of the four-month-long grand tour of the 16 countries that once made up the British Empire will leave the queen in search of a place to escape, revive and relax. The Diamond Jubilee Celebrations Committee announced that since she will be so close, the Queen and her retinue will sweep over to St. John after the Tortola parade on Sunday, April 1. Queen spokesman, Fred Mercury, said that while most energetic celebrations would raise the dead, Her Majesty just wanted a place to be quiet. In search of something between a plywood-galvanized shack and a faux Santa Barbara mansion, Mr. Mercury found Seashore, the lovely home of Niles and Susan Chair. Mrs. Chair said she would be delighted for the Queen to kick off her low heels and drop her purse and wide-brimmed hat for the three days starting April 1. I know we can make her comfortable, said Chair. I have always loved pastels. We hope her troubles will be miles away while visiting. Mrs. Chair is planning to set up a reception committee that would try to make the Queen feel at home by dressing island residents as maids with white French aprons and hats and butlers with black Derby bowlers. Its not too late, if anyone wishes to participate, email her at email@example.com. Worldwide celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee will continue through spring and early summer, culminating in a lavish ceremony in London on the anniversary of the June 1953 coronation. Editor's Note: This story was embargoed until April 1, however, Tradewinds thought it was impor tant enough to break the embargo.4 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K CafeTWind12Ad.pdf 11/10/11 8:44:15 AM crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Queen Elizabeth II May Make Diamond Jubilee Visit to St. John Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) firstname.lastname@example.orgVezios Custom Painting Gold Addy Award2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Magazine Design St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Anna Adams With intermittent rain showers last week, several stunning rainbows appeared in the skies of St. John like this one above captured last week in Coral Bay. Rainbow Over Coral Bay
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Sea Tow marine salvage vessels from St. Thomas were seen off Stevens Cay on Wednesday, March 21, The marine accident actually occurred on Tuesday night, March 20, around 9:30 p.m. off Pillsbury Sound sel and a recreational power boat collided, explained U.S. Coast Guard spokesperson Ricardo Castrodad. One vessel was the Double Header, a six-passenthe Little Mr. B, a recreational power boat, said Castrodad. The two boats collided off Pillsbury Sound, St. Thomas. Double Header was carrying two crew members and two passengers, one of whom was injured during the collision, according to Castrodad. One passenger aboard Double Header sustained injuries and he was taken to the hospital, said the USCG spokesperson. After the accident, the vessel motored to a docking area to transfer the patient to EMS and then the vessel was taken to dry dock. The passenger sustained a head injury, and while it was serious enough for him to be taken to the hospital, I dont know his medical assessment, said Castrodad. curred and did not launch a rescue operation, Castrodad added. Double Header sustained damage to its bow anchor, pulpit, hull and port side, according to the USCG spokesperson. There were four passengers aboard Little Mr. B at the time of the collision, who were eventually rescued after the vessel sunk while limping back to Cruz Bay, explained Castrodad. The Little Mr. B damage because after the collision, they tried to motor the boat back to St. John, and it sunk near Stevens Cay in about 90 feet of water, he said. The passengers aboard Little Mr. B were rescued by a good samaritan in the area, according to Castrodad. The vessel was not leaking oil or diesel and was March 21, Castrodad added. The USCG spokesperson did not have information about the exact size and descriptions of the two vessels last week. into the accident, Castrodad explained. We have an investigation that is ongoing right now, he said. We are going to look into this matter and conduct interviews with the people aboard both vessels. St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 5 After Marine Collision in Pillsbury Sound, One Power Boat Sinks Off Stevens Cay St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Mares Crane sunken vessel to the surface last week.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Mares CraneThe Little Mr. B sunk while trying to make it back to St. John after colliding with the Double Header Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid tie systems Battery stand alone systems Solar Hot water systems Solar Pool Pumps Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-642-0351 e: email@example.com SAVE $$$$$
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While Department of Health happenings at the departments Morris F. deCastro Clinic recently, it seems much more has been going on inside the blue concrete building in Cruz Bay. Advanced Practice Nurse at the the St. Thomas/St. John District. Firing the APN has wide-reaching impacts as she coordinated the Womens Health and Family Planning program at the clinic and saw more than 1,500 patients last year alone. transferred deCastro Clinics Licensed Practical Nurse who assisted the APN with the Womens Health and Family Planning to St. Thomas. Those moves effectively halted all Womens Healthrelated services at deCastro, from contraception to education. ployee coordinated the clinics Comprehensive Womens Health Services, which included Pre-natal, Family Planning, STD, Well Women, Gynecology, the Lets Talk teen risk reduction program and she even spent a day each week on St. Thomas providing pre-natal care. The APN, who is also a certithe Womens Health and Family Planning program under a Title 10 federal grant which provided services to low income patients. The program offered free services to teenagers, free STD screenings and either free or deeply discounted supplies and treatments. For example, a months supply of birth control pills used to cost $6 at the DOH clinic, according to a resident familiar with the situation who asked to not be identiIf that same patient went to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center or a private doctor on St. John for contraception, she would have to pay for a doctors scription for the pills, which cost between $30 and $65, according to the resident. Many people who went to the clinic got free services and treatments or they were put on a sliding scale fee, said the resident. Many people who used the ser vices cant afford to pay anything more. Hospital and private practice prices are much more expensive and that is not a realistic alter native for many people. Many patients who used the ser vices at the deCastro Clinic are not capable of traveling to St. Thomas to the DOH clinic in Nisky Center for Womens Health Services, explained the citizen. Many of the patients are undocumented and they cant go to St. Thomas and they cant afford any other health care options on St. John, said the citizen. Teenagers are another segment of the community who are most at risk by losing the Womens Health Services on St. John, explained the resident. For teenagers looking for prevention and education services for Womens Health and Family Planning, they will no longer be able to walk into deCastro after school, said the citizen. They will have to go all the way to Nisky Center on St. Thomas, which is not realistic for many teens. Many people are very worried about the patients on St. John, said the resident. They have no where else to go. DeCastros Immunization Program will also be coming to an end at the end of March when the head of that program retires, according to the resident. Immunization will be done in a week and half, said the citizen. Shes retiring and that will be it. The Cruz Bay clinic also lost one of its two security guards, who was recently transferred to St. Thomas. With DOHs latest administrative actions, all that remains at the Cruz Bay clinic are the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program, mental health and food handlers card services. Also a perinatologist, who only deals with high-risk pregnancies, will continue to see patients at deCastro once a month. While DOH spokesperson Eunice Bedminster recently told St. John Tradewinds that the department has no plans to shutter its Cruz Bay clinic, many residents are worried that is exactly what is about to occur. I think what is happening is that DOH is trying to keep the lid on these things and soon the whole clinic will close and theyll move the EMS to the Fire Station, said a resident familiar with DOH who Whether or not the clinic remains open, DOH has not informed the St. John patients of the services no longer available at the clinic, according to the resident. They have not told anyone about these changes, said the resident. If you want those services available when you want them, they are not going to be there, no matter what DOH says.6 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 For teenagers looking for prevention and education services for Womens Health and Family Planning, they will no longer be able to walk into deCastro after school. They will have to go all the way to Nisky Center on St. Thomas, which is not realistic for many teens. St. John residentNo More Womens Health or Family Planning Services at deCastro Clinic Happy Holidays!
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Billionaires and beauty queens were among the many visitors to St. John recently. Amid the high-season activity last week, the 314-foot luxury motor yacht Vava II, the largest privately owned yacht ever built in the United Kingdom, was spotted at anchor off Frank Bay. The vessel was commissioned by billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli, a Swiss/Italian phar maceutical tycoon, for his wife, the former Miss United Kingdom Kirsty Bertarelli, nee Roper, according to the United Kingdoms Daily Mail newspaper website. Vava II was reportedly built in secret in Plymouth, UK, at Devonport Yachts under the code name Project 55, according to the report on www.dailymail.co.uk. The vessel took 200 crewmen two years to complete and set Bertarelli back about $160 million, according to the website www.charterworld.com. While the vessel will be available for private charter for tens of thousands of pounds a week according to www.dailymail.com, Vava II set off on its maiden voyage from Plymouth Sound, UK, on March 2 en route to the Caribbean. So its likely that Bertarelli, the owner of ex-Americas Cup team Alinghi, and his beauty queen wife were enjoying the opulence of Vava II themselves in St. John waters last week. At 314-feet, the vessel is the 33rd largest yacht in the world and one of the most technologically advanced with a bevy of special features including a helicopter landing pad, a depth-changing swimming pool and large tenders, according to www.charterworld. com. Vava II, capable of carrying up to 36 guests, reportedly replaced Bertarellis old 154-foot Feadship motor yacht Vava, which was launched in 1996. Bertarellis Vava II was probably the only boat in local waters last week which dwarfed the 174-foot luxury yacht Silver Shalis. The distinct eggshell blue hull of the Seattle-area built motor yacht was spotted at anchor off of Frank Bay last week as well. Silver Shalis is an aluminum semi-displacement vessel built by Delta Marine and launched in 2010, according to www.char terworld.com. Powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 diesels, the vessel is capable of reaching a top speed of 20 knots with a cruising speed of 15 knots, according to the website.St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 7 Luxury Motor Yachts Spotted at Anchor off Love City 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 FULL VETERINARY SER VICESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Weve Moved St. John Tradewiinds News Photos by Mares CraneAmong the visiting yachts to St. John last week were the Silver Shalis at left, and the impressive 314-foot Vava II, above. P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M
Merchants Commercial Bank Appoints Justina Abraham As New St. John Operations Ofcer St. John Tradewinds President/CEO of Merchants Commercial Bank James Crites announced last week the appointment of Justina Abraham as the Abrahams responsibilities will be to ensure that the branchs new banking relationships within the St. John Community. Abraham, who has lived in St. John since 2000, brings to MCB over 10 years of banking experience. Having begun her career as a Sales and Service Representative and eventually moving on to become a Unit Supervisor, Abrahams varied and extensive experience will make her an invaluable asset to the MCB team. I am very excited to serve the St. John community as a mem ber of the MCB family, said Abraham. I feel very privileged to have been allowed this opportunity and look forward to continu ing my journey in banking. MCB is a Virgin Islands chartered, FDIC insured, commercial bank bringing state-of-the-art internet and traditional banking services to the Virgin Islands community. Based in St. Thomas, but also serving St. John and St. Croix, MCB works with busiunique circumstances.8 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 Present this ad. Save 10% ABOVE THE MA IN LOBBY SERVING WEDNES D A Y SUND A Y : : P M BAR & LOUNGE OPEN : : P M R E S ERV A TIONS HIGHL Y RECOMMENDED EXT. WR-TW 3.19.2012 CBPrime.indd 1 3/15/12 5:29 PM St. John Tradewinds Sweet Sixteen. Thats the aver age age of the girls who will be stepping up to the plate on April 13 for the annual three-day girls softball tournament at Winston Wells ball park on St. John. Its also the age of the Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament, which has now provided more than $122,000 in scholarships, primar ily to college-bound girls from St. John and young athletes from the winning teams. This year the competition looks intense, as teams from St. Thomas and St. Croix try to wrest the title from the girls team from Elmore Stout High School on Tortola which has won the championship for the past three years. Since the girls varsity softball season will just be getting under way, some of the territorys teams will be playing each other for teams from St. Thomas are Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Char lotte Amalie High School, and a combined team from the private schools. The teams from St. Croix are Central High School and the Education Complex. And of course, the Tortola team, coached by Terry Chinnery, plans to come back to defend its title. The tournament was founded by Andy Rutnik and Janet CookRutnik, whose daughter Ruby was a star pitcher at Antilles School known for her wicked windmill pitching style. Ruby was in her senior year at American University when she died in a car accident on an icy December night in 1996. Establishing a softball tournament a few months later to commemorate Rubys birthday on April 9 was a way of channeling their grief into opportunity, as well as bringing together Virgin Islanders to cheer for their young female athletes. For the last several years, $10,000 in scholarship money has been awarded annually for a winning team member, two collegebound girls from St. John, and a student at the Gifft Hill School, which Ruby attended when it was School. This year, the tournament will give the Gifft Hill School a scholarship in honor of Elaine Penn, the tireless organizer of the Pan Dragons, the St. John youth steel band, which has operated the food concession for the tournament as a fundraiser. The tournament raises money by selling innings at $100, $700 a game or $2,500 a scholarship. Individuals or businesses that wish to sponsor an inning can mail a check (payable to RRSF, Inc.) to Rutnik, P.O. Box 348, St. John, VI 00831, or send an email to andrewrutnik@ gmail.com. More than 40 awards have been given since Tessa (Williams) Telly, a graduate of IEK High School, in 1997. Now a health communications specialist at Georgetown 16th Annual Ruby Rutnik Softball Tournament Set for April 13-15Continued on Page 18
St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 9 Denise Wright and Karen Calandra Are Featured Artists at Bajo el Sol's April 6th Opening ReceptionBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Mark those calendars for Friday, April 6, when Bajo el Sol Gallery hosts an opening reception for two local artists who continue to push their own creative boundaries. Stop by the gallery in Mongoose Junction between 5 and 8 p.m. to view the latest works by painter Denise Wright and jewelry maker Karen Calandra. Wrights work has evolved from early pieces depicting landscapes and tropical seascapes to new, vibrant abstract pieces. The tropical beauty of St. John is appealing to all artists, said Wright. Most rely on representational art to interpret the local scene. Until 2007, my body of work was landscapes and seascapes, but this work has evolved to painting abstracts. Instead of depicting the actual scenes around her, the artist now strives to convey a sense of emotion, she explained. I am attracted to painting more of the feeling of the tropics, rather than a literal translation, said Wright. I also use the experience of art to cultivate my spiritual awareness. I know that beauty is the natural consequence of the opening of the soul. When the soul faculties are open, creativity comes forth, she said. We are then tapped into the source of all beauty and creativity. With a holistic approach towards my role as an artist, I ignore the stereotype that I should rely only upon my visual relationship with the world. Wright, a long-time St. John resident, uses a technique called layering for her abstract expressions, which she said is the integration of a perception of ultimate on-going nature of living consciously. In addition to Wrights beautiful and striking paintings, the April 6 reception will also feature Calandras distinct, modern jewelry. Working with materials from silver and pearls to beach glass inspiration all around her. In looking more closely at often overlooked items in day-todamentally serve as inspiration, she said. I enjoy creating designs that pare down those observations into graceful, wearable works of art while simultaneously trying to encourage the viewer to reconsidI work with sterling silver, copper, pearls and semi-precious stones in addition to beach rocks, found objects, silk, wood anything that catches my attention, said Calandra. My process of juxtaposing diverse materials, coupled with the amazing things metal can do, allows me to create pieces of wearable art. Calandras pieces, while beautiful to eye, also resonate on a deeper level. Creating is just a powerful love for me and theres something very peaceful about the process, she said. I create from the heart and every piece is handmade with passion. I hope my jewelry gener ates excitement and joy for those who choose to wear it. Dont miss this exciting opening reception on April 6, or stop by the gallery up the stairs in Mongoose Junction anytime as the work of Calandra and Wright will be featured for the month of April.
10 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 Special to St. John Tradewinds The Animal Care Center of St. on a meadow behind the Gifft Hill planned as a small fundraising effort to try to help the shelter bridge dwindling funds until more monies come in from Wagapalooza. Waga, as the May 19 fundraiser is affectionately called, is usually ACCs major source of income. Currently, the St. John humane societys funds are at another alltime low. The shelters expenses have been much higher during the last 12 months, primarily due to employee expenses. Also, donations have been down during the past six months although the shelter has had great visibility from volunteer-sponsored activities such as the Christmas party at the shelter, the Valentines Day kiss a dog booth, and most recently, par ticipation in the St. Patricks Day parade. Only once in its history has ACC had to close the shelter doors continue. That was back in 2005, and the Board of Directors is struggling hard to avoid that happening again. In comparison to other fundraising activities on St. John, the market may seem small. Never theless, ACC is extremely grateful attendees spent. Despite the fact that the market was a new event, its location generally unfamiliar to islanders, and the iffy weather on Sunday, the turnout was fabulous! While board members were still hauling items for sale from the ACC storage trailer, cars were arriving along the dirt road and customers were hustling to the site. advertised as beginning at 10 a.m., the meadow was busy with customers by 9:30 that morning. Customers were not only arriving to shop but many of them were also arriving with items they were donating to the sale. The energy displayed by the community in support of this relatively small fundraiser was incredible. While ACC board members Monica Munro and Elaine Campbell were hard at work setting up tables and moving boxes, faithful supporters were also hard at work. Jane Kyser raced about placing price tapes on the mountain of large and small items; Susie Preston was busily setting up her cash box and payment station; and former ACC president BJ Harris was helping to unload cartons. The heroes of the day were mini-market organizer Jason Cor ley who, with Oriel Smiths assistance, hauled furniture from the 40-foot container. Probably the heaviest items unloaded and sold were two new kitchen stoves. Even some of the customers lent a hand with those! The heroes of the day were mini-market organizer Jason Corley who, with Oriel Smiths assistance, hauled furniture from the 40-foot container. Probably the heaviest items unloaded and sold were two new kitchen stoves. Even some of the customers lent a hand with those! Continued on Page 18Every Dollar Counts, ACC Raises $3,000 from First Mini-Flea MarketBan on Burning Until Further NoticeVirgin Islands Fire Service Assistant Director Daryl George the announced last week that effective immediately, new burning per mits will not be issued territory-wide until further notice. Due to the dry weather, burning of rubbish at this time would be extremely hazardous. It is appropriate that this ban be put in place as we must take all precautions and work together in being proactive in safeguarding property and life, George said. The University of the Virgin Islands-Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host the 5th Annual Autism Conference on April 18 on the St. Thomas campus. Presentations will include: Current Approaches to Supports and Interventions; Understanding Behavior: How to Address the Challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Setting; and Assistive Technology Supports and Solutions for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The conference will be on April 18 at the University of the Vir gin Islands Administrative and Conference Center on St. Thomas from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Meals will be provided. Advanced registration is required. Register on-line at www.viucedd.org or contact Jerae Forde at 776-9200 ext. 2334.Fifth Annual Autism Conference Apr. 18 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, at the St. John Legislature Building. It is extremely important to me to hear the concerns of all Vir constituent before your legislature, said Senator Sprauve. I look forward to meeting with the people of St. John. Based on the response from residents, the senator may consider For more information or to make an appointment with Sprauve call 693-3613.Sen. Sprauve Hosting STJ Ofce Hours www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A rich, velvety chocolate torte chock full of crunchy almonds and topped with rich ganache. A luscious fruit tart brimming with juicy strawber ries and blueberries atop a buttery crust. Drooling yet? How about a chewy, gooey rum pecan pie tartlette baked to absolute perfection? Or a fresh orange almond biscotti, just the perfect amount of crunchy? Queen of Tarts display case is choosing which deca dent dessert to enjoy. Parisian-trained pastry chef Elizabeth Lowe has been operating her homemade desserts company Queen of Tarts out of the Fish Trap since last November. Her wares are displayed in the pastry case services, classes, provisioning and more. With an emphasis on natural, fresh ingredients, Lowe whips up picture perfect desserts that harken back to her student days at ecole de cuisine La Varenne. I have always loved to cook, said Lowe. My mother was a great cook and I used to watch her in the kitchen and I picked stuff up from her and my father, who also loved to cook. I always wanted to cook, since I was little kid, she said. Despite her passion for cuisine, Vermont-native Lowe bowed to parental pressure entered college in the northeast, earning a degree in animal behavior and anthropology. unsuccessfully, she said. Paris beckoned and Lowe spent a year at La Varenne and a second year doing Stage, or apprentice ships, in several Parisian establishments. I started in a restaurant and also worked for a commissary that provided desserts for restaurants which was a huge production, said Lowe. The last place I worked was a chocolate shop where I learned a lot. Paris was amazing. Returning stateside, Lowe worked as a pastry chef in New York City at Maxines and then moved on to Boston where she toiled at several restaurants and caterers before breaking out on her own. I was back in Vermont working for Eating Well Magazine in the test kitchen and I opened my own shop in Burlington, said Lowe. That was the original Queen of Tarts, which I opened in 1992. After putting in six years of long hours and developing really bad carpal tunnel syndrome Lowe closed up shop in 1998 and took a break from the kitchen. She started visiting St. John shortly after and started making desserts for several restaurants. In addition to running Queen of Tarts out of Fish Trap, Lowe still makes sweets for Driftwood Davids and operates Queen of Tarts as a catering business in Vermont in the summers. She heads up to the northeast in June and is always back by October in order to be ready to supply sweets for Thanksgiving dinners. the kitchen, Lowe still has that same passion for her craft. I really love what I do, she said. I love feeding people. People get excited when they have pastries and they are always in a good mood when they are buying treats; I never have an unhappy customer. I cant not do this, said Lowe. Everyone says ing. On St. John her biggest sellers include her tart and creamy key lime cheesecake, that rum pecan tartlette and her famous chocolate almond torte. Lowe whips up individual tartlettes for between $4 and $8 and sixinch cakes start at $20. Biscotti is $22 a pound, which is about 50 pieces. store, which is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and Lowe is always available by email or phone. Lowe is planning to stock up on plenty of so be sure to stop by or call (340) 513-7058 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 11 NEW CLASSES & OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS! Watercolor Day on Beach Potters Wheel Sculpting the Figure 340-776-6226 ext 212 340-514-6594 mobile email@example.com T h e F i ddl e r R e t u r n s M a k i n g u s d a n c e a n d p a r t y f o r y e a r s I s l a n d s L a r g e s t S u p e r B o w l P a r t y ! Rte 10 Coral Bay / 340-779-4982Moe is traveling on and Doug is keeping on Say Hello, Say Goodbye Party! Celebrate old times and new times with The Fiddler!Sunday, April 1st 6:00pm St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Elizabeth Lowe, above, shows off some of Queen of Tart's delicious creations. Queen of Tarts Offers Seriously Decadent Desserts and More
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds the bill for large families looking for a second abode or a serious rental investment, anyone who prefers quaint over scale should not miss Treefrog. An absolutely charming Caribbean cottage set amid the lush, tropical northern ridge of Bordeaux Mountain, Treefrog would be ideal for a young couple and is already a popular short term rental property, explained Holiday Homes sales agent Sandra Mohler. Treefrog would be a great home for someone who lives on St. John, from having the house rented when not in residence, she said. It has a good short term rental history with rave reviews from guests. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom masonry home is listed on the St. John MLS for $439,000 and is located in the Coral Bay area with sweeping views of the British Virgin Islands. Treefrog has two stories, with the living areas upstairs and the bedroom on the lower level, explained Mohler. The entry to the home is on the upper level which leads to the open-concept kitchen, dinning and living rooms, she said. The stairs down lead to the bedroom and an inviting sitting room. Both levels are surrounded by expansive decks, most on the shady north side of the home. Inside, the hardwood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, while hardwood well-appointed home. Located on a quiet side road off Bordeaux Mt. Road (Route 108), Treefrog is ideally located close enough to restaurants and shopping to be convenient, but far enough away to offer tranquility, according to Mohler. The setting is very tranquil with enough distance from the main roads and town to allow for a peaceful retreat, surrounded by tropical gardens, said the Holiday Homes sales agent. Treefrog has beautiful tropical landscaping in a very private yard on a quiet side road off Bordeaux Road. The road great views, and cooling breezes. From its perch overlooking Coral Bay harbor below, Treefrog offers sweeping views of the British Virgin Islands, all they way up the Sir Francis Drake Passage as far as Virgin Gorda. Cooling breezes and tropical landscaping combined with modern decor and solid construction, makes Treefrog the perfect home for anyone desiring the ideal Caribbean cottage. For more information on Treefrog, call Mohler at (340) 5145968.12 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 Bob Schlesinger, Photographer Bob@TropicalFocus.com 340-642-9696 Charm of a Caribbean Cottage Awaits at Treefrog St. John Tradewiinds News PhotoGreat views beckon from the living room, above, while the downstairs bedroom is a picture of serenity, below. The cottage, above, and kitchen detail, below.
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14 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 sign the National Park Service put up next to Mongoose Junction. Here is an excerpt from the Virgin Islands code, found easily on-line and available to anybody. boards, sign, notice, poster, display or other device intended to attract or which does attract the attention of operators of motor vehicles on the public highways. (Comment -per the VI Code this is a billboard.) 2. VI Code, section 502 -Prohibition -(it is necessary to have) a written permit therefor granted by the Commissioner of Public Works. (Comment -any billboard needs a permit.) Conclusion: According to the VI Code, this is a billboard, and it needs a permit from the Commissioner of DPW. If no permit, then no billboard allowed. Simple as that. VINP Deputy Superintendent Mike Anderson was quoted in Tradewinds as saying he checked into compliance with territorial laws and was assured that there were no compliance issues. But there was no mention from whom these assur ances allegedly came and what authority that person/ agency allegedly had. If it was a Virgin Islands Territory Agency/Commission/Board, then there seems to be no such authority to allow this billboard without a permit and there is no permit. On the contrary, VI Territorial Code, Section 501503, clearly prohibits this billboard. So, who allegedly assured this compliance with territory laws? I am sending a Freedom of Information Act request to the VI National Park to get some additional background on this billboard. Might take a bit of time to get responses. In the meantime, if there is no permit, it seems to be illegal and therefore must be removed. Maybe attach it to the outside wall of DPW at Gifft Hill, next Keep St. John green, please. Gerry Hills Coral Bay, St. JohnCrossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 Keep St. John Green and Free of Billboards WHAT DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to firstname.lastname@example.orgNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDAY MARCH 29TH Keeping Track of Crime 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3rd Degree Burglaries: 11 Grand Larcenies: 20 Rapes: 0 While at Hawksnest Beach this past Sunday after noon, a Park Ranger came out of the bush and approached the tourist next to me and did not say good morning or anything else, just Do you have ID? OK, bring your ID and come with me. The Park Rangers are obviously from the States, because they have no idea of local customs or cour tesy. The fellow was a bit perplexed and came back to the beach 15 minutes later to tell his girlfriend that he just got a $50 ticket for having glass bottles on the beach. They immediately got up and left. What if it was a female and she was asked to follow the ranger back into the woods to be issued a ticket? Why didnt he give out the ticket on the beach instead of making the fellow go with him? Is that what the Park is looking to do? Get rid of the tourists? Why not some common courtesy and explain the laws. Not everyone knows the rules. The Park rangers are hiding in the bush to launch attacks. I also saw them at the lookout with binoculars checking out the people on the beach to see who they can give a ticket to next. Why not concentrate on getWhy not come out to Coral Bay and check on boats anchoring in Hurricane Hole and staying overnight. I have called to report boats overnight and anchoring in the monument and they say they dont have the manpower to watch Hurricane Hole every day. It seems that the Park has enough time to think of other ways to spend the money in more appropriate ways such as the Trunk Bay life guard stands, the ugly yellow posts at Maho, and the big construction style light at Mongoose. And Im sure they have more plans up their sleeves. It just irks me that they are rude and really arrogant towards the people that are paying their salaries. Maybe they can make a quick announcement about the bottle law on the ferries that carry every tourist to St. John. Nancy Nemeth Coral BayHey VINP Rangers: A Little Kindness Goes a Long WayThe St. Ursulas Anglican Church Multipurpose Center wishes to thank those businesses, groups and individuals who have given generously of their time and resources to improve the quality of life for senior citizens on St. John. Special thanks goes out the Rotary Club of St. John, the Rotary Club of St. Thomas, along with the Rotary Club of the Charlotte Amalie High School. Grateful thanks and good wishes are extended to Appliances Plus, Artistic Villas, the Coral Bay Gar den Center, the St. John Taxi Association, the Superior Court of the Virgin Islands Pre-Probation program, the V.I. Fire Service and Boyson, Inc. The staff and management of the St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center would also like to thank the following individuals for their kindness and generosity: Alecia Wells, Suzan Sutton, Arlington Tyrell, Rita Liburd, Erva Roberts, Elvina Garcia, Clemena Duncan, Naomi Hodge, Don and Jane Bowry, Rudolph BodyMan Morton, Candy Carter, Ivan Chinnery, Jr. Juanita Williams, Victor Johannsen and Moriah Jacobs-Redden. For more than 25 years St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center has provided nutrition support services, counseling and organized activity for residents age 60 and over with help from the Episcopal Diocese of the Vir gin Islands, local and federal government partners. We thank all of our concerned community mem bers for helping us to help others. Judi Shimel Executive Director St. Ursulas Multipurpose CenterSt. Ursula's Thanks Supporters
St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 15 St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh spoke last week about the future of Vir gin Islands tourism, and the work that must be done to realize the full potential of the territorys premier industry. The governor started his speech at the annual meeting of the USVI Hotel and Tourism Association by acknowledging the severe chal lenges faced by the territory and the industry since the beginning of the global economic downturn in 2008. DeJongh told the group of hoteliers and other professionals that serve as a call to diversify the industry and bolster the territorys appeal to travelers. As we all work together to rebuild our tourism industry, we should see this time as one to establish a new foundation and redethe governor. To succeed in those tasks we must focus on the whole tourism experience. The government and private sector must work together to develop new markets, including in sports tourism, medical tourism, The downturn should encour age us to innovate and become more competitive, while diversifying our attractions and activities as we actively seek new tourism mar kets, deJongh said. Governor deJongh discussed several major initiatives: $1 mil lion from the General Fund for summer promotions and major advertising campaigns in U.S. and foreign markets; partnerships with the cruise line industry to bring more calls to St. Croix, as well as increased investment to all three ports in the Virgin Islands; the Paul E. Joseph Stadium project, which with its aquatic facility and playtourism throughout the region for years to come; and more. The governor said his admin istration is also working with developers to help get stalled resort Gov. DeJongh Discusses T ourism Goals and Challenges at HT A Annual Meeting DID YOU KNOW... THAT YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE NON-PROFIT GROUP AN D YOUR ISLAN D NEWSPAPER AT THE SAME TIME?Animal Care Center of St. John Coral Bay Community Council Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park Gifft Hill School Island Green Buidling Association Kids First! Kids in the Sea (KATS) St. John Audubon Society St. John Christian Academy St. John Community Foundation St. John Film Society St. John Historical Society St. John Montessori School St. John Recycling Association St. John Relay for Life St. John Revolving Fund St. John School of the Arts STT/STJ Chamber of Commerce STJ Chapter Team River Runner Using Sport for Social Change (and many more) IT'S A SIMPLE SOLUTION: Underwrite a yearly advertising budget for your favorite community group. St. John Tradewinds supports For more information, call 776-6496. Long-time Coral Bay resident and owner of Keep Me Posted in the Cocoloba Complex, Maureen Sullivan, known to friends as Rae, passed away on Wednesday morning, March 14. She is pictured above with her husband George "Santa Claus" Belcher. Maureen "Rae" Sullivan Passesprojects off the ground, and collaborating with the federal government and the private sector to revitalize the territorys historic towns and other attractions. To improve the infrastructure that the industry depends on, the deJongh administration has invested in building reliable sources of water, improving the territorys power grid, and developing advanced telecommunications facilities. Adding to the challenges of during times of great recession, the administrations efforts to balance the budget were dealt a serious blow by the closure of the said. Governor deJongh ended his speech by describing two impor tant long-term planning initiatives one local and the other under taken by the federal government. Locally, a series of public strategic visioning sessions planned for next week on St. Thomas and year plan to grow the territorys tourism industry. Participants will play a future role in the success of the Virgin Islands as a destination, including sharing ideas on how best to encourage their growth. The territorys effort to develop White Houses development of a National Travel and Tourism Strategy, which focuses on attracting international visitors to the United States and promoting domestic travel within the country. Representatives of my admin istration are coordinating with the federal government to make sure we contribute our own unique perspective to that discussion, deJongh said and added through this process, I believe the Virgin Islands will play a substantial role in crafting a national tourism decial for our islands and for all who do business here. The governor also commended the Hotel and Tourism Association for its active and engaged leader ship and congratulated the newly
16 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 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 Saturdays 6 p.m.; Sundays 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 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 774-8617 Church Directory St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott After 14 years at The Marketplace, Lennard Renal, above center, plans to enjoy Matt White, Debbie Marsh and Barbara Tyne, wished Renal well during a retirement party at the shopping complex last week. Marketplace's Lennard Renal RetiresSt. John Tradewinds For the past two years, the annual Battle of the Bands competition between seasoned champs Charlotte Amalie High School and up-and-coming Ivanna Eudora Kean has been legendary, with thousands of residents coming out for a chance to witness the ultimate face-off between the two long time rivals. This year, the competition has been scheduled for 4 p.m. on March 31, and even though the ing off the shelves. With the UVI Sports and Fitness Center exceeding capacity last year at more than 3,000 people, the schools were limited this year to printing 2,800 tickets for what has now become one of the biggest events in the district. The brainchild of IEK Highs Band Director Dionne Donadelle, the competition is not only meant to show off the talent of each powerhouse band, but to really spark student interest in music. Proceeds raised from the event fund a $1,000 scholarship offered at each high school in honor of Kar ence deCosta, who died tragically in 2009 on the night of her graduation from Charlotte Amalie High School. The scholarship is offered to one graduating senior from each high school. The competition now in its third year is divided into three one from the band to the schools and forth battle between the two marching bands; and a face off between each schools drumline. CAHS Marching Hawks has picked up the Battle of the Bands title for the past two years and has been practicing since January on perfecting every aspect of its show. The band plans offer its fans more of what they have come tail, traditionally great sound, and of course, a selection from Band Director Georgia Francis beloved Earth, Wind and Fire. But IEK has plans for an upset, and while the band is still building, even Francis has credited them with some impressive new moves. IEKs Dynamite Rays have been a more visible presence in the community over the past year, performing at a number of public events and parades that give them every opportunity to practice and hone their skills. Describing her self as a modernist, Donadelle says she tries to offer more of the creativity and sound found at college level band shows. This years battle will be hosted by Rock City, and will feature an accomplished panel of judges from Clark and Norfolk State Universities. Both marching bands will also join together for a tribute to the late Whitney Houston, according to organizers. Tickets to the event are being sold in advance at both schools and are $15 for adults, $10 for students 13 to 18 years old, and $7 for children under 12.St. Thomas/St. John High Schools To Celebrate Transfer Day with Battle of the Bands Competition
St. John Tradewinds The 2012 Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta (SIOR) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary, marking two decades of fostering junior sailing in the Caribbean. Dates for the regatta and kickoff Sea Star Clinic and Sea Star Team Race are June 18 to 24. and largest regattas in the Caribbean to promote youth sailing, the 2012 SIOR welcomes participants this year from around the world. We are looking forward to strong representation from Caribbean sailors this year with a record number of sailors from St. Maarten/St. Martin already registered, said regatta director Margo Lynch. We have heard from teams in Canada, New Zealand and Ber muda as well, in addition to large numbers of U.S. sailors. More than 80 8to 15-year-old junior sailors are expected to attend this St. Thomas Yacht Cluband Virgin Island Sailing Association-hosted and Caribbean Sailing Association-sanctioned regatta. Scotiabank has been a strong supporter of the International Optimist Regatta since the very beginning, some 20 years ago, said Lawrence Aqui, ScotiaBank vice president, U.S. Virgin Islands. As a title sponsor of this annual event, through our global philanthropic vision, the Scotiabank Bright Future Program, we bring together the passion of our employees, the insight of our partners and the spirit of our community. Scotiabank believes in the importance of encouraging kids to get active and involved in sports. It helps them lead healthy lifestyles, improves self-esteem, and fosters a sense of belonging, said Aqui. The Sea Star Clinic begins Monday, June 18, and runs through Wednesday, June 20. Top international coaches from Optisailors. com such as Agustin Resano, Gonzalo Pollitzer, Manuel Resano, and Esteban Rocha, as well as Eric Bardes from Team FOR (Florida Ocean Racing), Santiago Galan, US Virgin Islands team coach, and USA team coach, Justine OConnor, will teach the sailors registered for the clinic. The clinic will focus on starts, tactics, and strategy since we are expecting around 50 sailors, said clinic director Agustin Resano. It is the perfect opportunity for the get together and work on those key elements of the sport. Cost of the clinic is $300 for non-U.S. Virgin Islands registrants and $275 for U.S. Virgin Islands residents, and includes breakfast and lunch for the three days. Clinic registration closes on May 15. The Sea Star Team Racing event is scheduled for June 21. We look forward to over 12 teams competing this year, said Lynch. This has been a great addition to the event. Many teams will use this regatta as an oppor tunity to practice before Optimist Worlds in the Dominican Republic in July. Entry fee for the team racing is $160 per team of four sailors. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on June 20. Sea Star Line is very pleased to sponsor the 2012 Sea Star Line consecutive year, said Keith McSwain, District Manager. Because we believe lessons learned on the water are life changing, we take great pride in promoting the youth in events that help them build a and discipline in an environment where sportsmanship is as impor tant as just having fun. The three-day Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta kicks off Friday June 22. The regatta entry fee is $185 by April 15. After this date, the fee goes up to $225 by May 15 and $250 after May 15. Those that register prior to May 15 will have their names entered into a special drawing to win top-notch prizes. Final registration takes place June 21. The entry fee includes an event T-shirt, registration goodie bag, and all meals from Thursday June 21 Welcome Party through Sundays Brunch. Shore side activities include an opening Parade of Nations, a Welry Party, ice cream social, a Bingo night and Caribbean-themed night fun culminates with a beachside brunch and Awards Ceremony on June 24. Trophies will be awarded to the top three overall. Additional trophies include the Peter Ives Per petual Trophy, the Chuck Fuller Sportsmanship Award and the top female sailor. The Sea Star Perpetual Trophy will be inscribed with the names of the sailors on the winning team racing team. This years event will follow an eco-friendly theme. Sailors will be urged to recycle all plastic water bottles, use the reusable water bottle in the goodie bag throughout the regatta, keep all lunch bags and wrapping out of the water and pick up any trash on shore and accept drinks without straws. For more information call 340775-6320; fax: 340-775-3600, or email scotiabankregatta@gmail. com. Or, for the Notice of Regatta, Registration Forms, information on hotel discounts and other infor mation, visit the St. Thomas Yacht Club web site at www.styc.net Please also visit the Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta on Facebook. For charter boats, contact Alisa Forester, McLaughlin Boat Works at 1-800-784-6478, 1-423-875-0740, or email alias@ optistuff.com or http://www.optistuff.com. St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 17 St. John Tradewinds Passionate, energetic and artistic are just a few words used to describe the highly-celebrated Dance Theatre of Harlem. Reichhold Center for the Arts wraps up its 2011-2012 season on Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m. with a captivating performance by the talented dance group. Founded by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, Dance Theatre States. The companys graceful and vigorous routines have taken the dancers around the globe repeatedly. The group will perform works commissioned by renowned choreographers including Alvin Ailey, George Balenchine and at 693-1559 or purchase online at www.reichholdcenter.com.Dance Theater of Harlem Performing at Reichhold May 19ScotiaBank International Optimist Regatta, Sea Star Clinic and Team Race June 18-24The USAs Wiley Rogers wins the 2011 Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta.St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Department of Agricultures Urban and Community Forestry (U&CF) Assistance Program announced the availability of grant funding for the 2012 Challenge Cost-Share program, an effort that encourages citizen involvement in urban and community forestry projects throughout the Territory. As part of the initiative, VI organizations and agencies may apply for grants up to $20,000. The Department of Agriculture continues to encourage public participation in the Urban and Community Forestry Projects, eser Louis Petersen. This initiative infuses federal funds into our economy while enhancing our environment and quality of life. The VIDOA program seeks proposals for project funding from tional organizations, including but not limited to schools, homeowners associations, service clubs, and environmental organizations. The U&CF Program does not fund strictly agricultural projects. Projects must have a forestry component to be eligible for funding. Matches may be met through in-kind donations and volunteer time. The deadline for proposal submissions for this grant cycle is Monday, May 7. VIDOA is looking for projects in the following areas: educa tion and public outreach about urban forests; protecting and publicizing heritage and remarkable big trees; reducing health risks due to invasive species; identifying and managing hazardous trees; collecting data on wildlife use of urban forests; planning for and planting urban trees; training to become arborists; developing and implementing management plans for developed areas with urban forests; and writing tree guidelines for communities. For more information, visit the VIDOA website, www.vifresh. com and click on Forestry. Go to the Urban and Community Forestry section or contact Marilyn Chakroff, Urban and Community Forestry Program Coordinator, at 778-0997 ext. 233. Chakroff is available to help with writing proposals and with identify ing the types of projects that may be funded. Dept. of Ag Offering Urban and Community Forestry Assistance SEND LETTERS, GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: email@example.com
The St. John community had donated such a variety of treasures during the months preceding the minimarket that the storage container had been bursting at furniture, beautiful pictures, and myriad decorative items were revealed. A handsome mahogany bedstead was probably the most expensive item which sold at $500. Brand-new single and double mattresses were on sale. An upholstered wicker easy chair from Caneel Bay Resort was quickly snatched up. Several loveseats and half a dozen assorted tables were on display. Assorted clothing was sold for the price of a donation. Kitchen wares, comforters, an awesome collection of seashells, goblets and bowls and beautiful wooden boxes were all sold for miniscule prices. The success of the sale could not have happened without the overall support of St. John residents. And ACC rates the success factors not only in terms of how much money was collected, but also in terms of the goods donated, the number of residents who took time out of their Sunday morning to come up to the meadow, and, most of all, the energy and good cheer in Cruz Bay. If Sundays mini-market is an indication of what can be expected to be on sale, everyone should start marking their calendars now. In the meantime, ACC is accepting donations continuously. Small items can be brought to the shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay, Tuesday through Satur day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Corley and Smith can be contacted to arrange pickup of large and heavy items, at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Once again, ACC thanks Caneel Bay Resort for their donation of the 40-foot storage trailer without which the shelter could not stockpile sale items. And ACC especially wishes to thank Gifft Hill School for its generosity in offering its meadow for the event. University, Telly was recently back on St. John for a visit. Kristin Maize, the 2001 winner, worked for the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park and is now completing her masters in environmental management at Duke University. Nyeisha Smalls, the 2002 winner, is now an educator on St. John. The tales of the winners success continue to re-energize the Rutnik family and the dedicated volunteers. Scholarship applications for the 2012 awards will be available at Connections on St. John and from school guidance counselors. solutely enthusiastic about the project. The real star of the day is the Westin Resort, who stepped up and said This is important, there is strong support for this and were going to make it happen, said Brown. The seeds for the St. John Born Learning Trail were actually planted more than a decade ago, explained Brown. I was here 12 years ago at a day event in this little playground and thought it would be a perfect location for this project, she said. For the Community Foundation this is something wonderful and shows what you can get done when you stick to something and are committed to it. sponsor the Born Learning Trail was a no-brainer, explained the resorts Human Resources Director Joseph Paoli. We consider the Westin to be the community of St. John and we were excited to partner with a group to give back to our community, said Paoli. part in the project, explained the departments Assistant Commissioner Stanley Smith. We are excited to be able to be part of this project, said Smith. Weve had a great partnership with the VINP and especially since Superintendent Mark Hardgrove took over, things have really been moving in the right direction. Were very happy to provide this for the residents of St. John. The VINP playground is the perfect location for the Born Learning Trail, explained VINP Superinten dent Mark Hardgrove. This facility is a jumping off point for many of our guests and is a great place for families to meet in the afternoons in a safe, outdoor environment, said Hardgrove. NPS places safety as a high priority and I want the community to know that is a safe place. The NPS is and always will be a partner of this community. After giving remarks under the stone gazebo outgathered at the entrance to the playground for a ribbon cutting ceremony. After the ribbon fell, all one could hear was the laughter of little children enjoying the playground and the new Born Learning Trail. The St. John Born Learning Trail signs, and all six permanent sets as well as three portable sets, were all made by CFVI volunteer Leslie Whoopsie Richardson.18 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Design Group, LLC tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552InsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; email@example.com Theodore T unick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&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 & Irrigation Real EstateDebbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 Casual Dining at Mongoose 693-8340; www.sundogcafe.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531 Vezio's Custom Painting Special Techniques 340-776-6134 firstname.lastname@example.org St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Ofcials Open First Born Learning Trail on St. JohnFirst Mini-Flea MarketContinued on Page 8 Continued from Page 3 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottStudents tour the Born Learning Trail with CFVI's Ellie Hirsh.Continued from Page 1016th Annual Ruby Rutnik Softball Tournament Set for April 13-15
Art In the Garden May 12St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 19 Friday, March 16 2:36 p.m. A citizen r/ that he was threatened by another male who brandished a 12-inch knife. Assault in the third. 11:45 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. Saturday, March 17 10:00 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that someone moved her couch and chair from in front of her residence and put them in the street. Police assistance. 11:40 a.m. A Mamey Peak resident r/ that someone stole his Harley Davidson from the area of Mamey Peak. Unauthorized use of vehicle. 2:52 p.m. An employee of L&L Jeep Rental employee p/r that one of the vehicles was returned with damages. Damage to vehicle. 3:15 p.m. A citizen p/r that $300 was removed from $800 that she left in a bag on a ferry boat. Grand larceny. Sunday, March 18 3:24 a.m. The Government of the Virgin Is4:39 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 10:35 a.m. A citizen p/r an assault in the area of Wharfside Village. Assault in the third. 12:04 p.m. A St. Thomas resident c/r an assault in the area of Wharfside Village. Assault in the third. 2:35 p.m. A citizen p/r an assault. Aggravated assault and battery. 3:15 p.m. An Estate Contant resident r/ that someone placed cat feces on her driveway. Police assistance. 8:05 p.m. A visitor from WA p/r that someone broke into his vehicle. Damage to vehicle. 8:25 p.m. A citizen c/r a man down in the area of the triangle in Coral Bay. Police assistance. Monday, March 19 11:00 a.m. A Mamey Peak resident p/r that he recovered his stolen motorcycle. Recovered vehicle. 12:04 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that he thinks he knows who stole his engine. Grand larceny. 8:24 p.m. A Cocoloba employee c/r a distur bance. Disturbance of the peace. T uesday, March 20 10:52 a.m. A National Park Service employee c/r a man drowning. Police assistance. 1:42 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/r that his vehicle was damaged. Damage to a vehicle. W ednesday, March 21 8:35 a.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that someone cut the top of his safari taxi. Damage to vehicle. 12:25 p.m. A Guinea Grove resident p/r that a vagrant is constantly coming on to the Westin property. Trespassing. Thursday, March 22 1:20 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident p/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 11:26 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident r/a disturbance in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Friday, March 23 1:00 a.m. A guest at the Westin Resort r/ a missing person. Police assistance. Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to solve the following crimes. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforce ment cannot control crime without help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John On January 5 at 12:49 a.m., a visitor was robbed as he was walking past the graveyard on Gallows Point Road back to Sea Grape Lane. The two robbers are described as black males, slim builds, between 5-5, and were wearing white shirts and blue shorts. An iPhone 4 and $35 in cash were stolen from the victim. If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, tipsters will receive a cash reward of up to $2,500. The minimum reward for the arrest of an armed robber is $900. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. So far this year tips have helped law enforce led to the recovery of two illegal weapons and $11,000 worth of cash and illegal drugs. Based rewards totaling $4,607. If you submitted a tip in the last 10 months, please check to see if your tip CRIME STOPPERS U.S.V.I. Group Seeks Information on Crimes EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:LAND LINE: 911 / CELLULAR: 340-776-9110St. John Tradewinds The Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden is coming once again to Tillett Gardens on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. minute Mothers Day shopping done. Come see the work of local artists, listen to the sounds of wonderful local musicians, eat great food and get those kids involved in art hands on. Admission is free and Tillett Gardens is located across from Four Winds Plaza on Route 38 East, 4126 Annas Retreat, St. Thomas. Kids will have a chance to create their own artwork at the Childrens Art Table from 12 to 4 p.m. on the porch of Water Candy. Live entertainment and music will start at 12 p.m. and continue day with winners announced every hour. The winners of the Arts Alive Festival-goers, artists and musicians alike will also have an opportunity to satisfy their sweet tooth and enjoy baked goods from the third annual Arts Alive Bake-Off/Cookie Challenge set to take place during the event. Open to all island bakers, cookie entries will be judged on taste, texture, presentation and creativity. The winning cookie will be announced at 11 a.m. and its baker will be awarded a cash prize of $100. After the anFor booth space rental or for more information call 776-8566 or stop grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency in Washington, D.C.Increased Exports Spells Good NewsSt. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh said last week he was pleased to receive data from the International Trade Administration (ITA) revealing a recent surge in exports from the Virgin Islands. The territory saw a 21 percent increase in merchandise exports from $1.9 billion to $2.3 billion between 2010 to 2011, accord ing to the ITA. During the same period, the United States as a whole saw a 16 percent uptick in products sold to other countries. My administration has worked to encourage and assist Virgin Islands companies interested in exporting goods to foreign markets, said deJongh. The ITA numbers show the success of our policies and the promise for additional economic growth through export markets. The Virgin Islands has yet to truly realize the tremendous potential of international trade. DeJongh noted that exporting is not limited to manufacturing professional service providers like legal and accounting businesses, a traditional strength for the Virgin foreign markets. Virgin Islands exporters continue to sell some of the most innovative products and services to world destinations, advancing President Obamas National Export Initiative that is on pace to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014, said Francisco Sanchez, Under Secretary for International Trade. While many U.S. Virgin Islands businesses are exporting, their export potential, said Rachel Duran, International Trade Specialist of the U.S. Commer cial Service in San Juan. Only a small fraction of all U.S. compa nies export, and of those that do, 58 percent sell to only one foreign market. Theres plenty of room to grow more exports. Several months ago, the Virgin Islands received a federal grant to study the export market, including how local companies can access it. Last month, deJongh attended a Southern Governors business meeting in Washington D.C. focusing on export markets.
20 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.ISLE SAY!ACROSS 1 Wilde whos often quoted 6 Deli meat 13 Versatile furniture item 20 Huge crowd 21 Black piano keys, informally 22 Greed 23 Winter holiday cry on an island? 25 Decuple 26 Made haste 27 Impart gradually 28 Round Table address 29 Hollywoods West 30 Church recess 32 Event for socializing with a celebrity on an island? 36 Feels in ones bones 39 Atkins of country 41 George Bushs rival in 2000 42 Lead-in for skeleton 43 Viola relative 45 Sorrowful 47 Musical practice piece 51 1980s puzzle fad on an island? 54 to 5 singer on an island? 58 Engendered 61 Not made up for, as sins 62 Bind legally 65 Barbecue botherer 66 Russian vodka brand, for short 67 Snaky shape 68 1939 Oscar winner on an island? 73 Assents to 76 Event for the accused 77 Sliver novelist Levin 78 Not far off 82 Short play or opera 84 Skull caps? 87 Mucky earth 88 Top dog on an island? 90 Using both TV and radio on an island? 93 free! (hostages cry) 94 Atop, to bards 96 Lerners My Fair Lady collaborator 98 Arctic covering 102 Site for a cyberauction 104 we met? 106 My Way singer on an island? 110 Heap 112 Make the effort 113 More suggestive of an equine 116 Ostrich relative 120 Paradoxes 123 Drawer of needlessly complex machines on an island? 125 Veer 126 Was overly fond of 127 Actor Foxx 128 Feel weak in the heat 129 Spring farm machines 130 More cagey DOWN 1 Units of resistance 2 Ivory, e.g. 3 Mtley 4 Puma rival 5 Minicam button abbr. 6 Switzerlands capital, to the French 7 Kimono securers 8 Perplexed 9 Prompt 10 Limy vodka cocktails 11 Author Zora Hurston 12 Mules father 13 Filling fully 14 Carry to extremes 15 Air circulator 16 Dogs sound 17 Tundra or rain forest 18 Great acclamation 19 Fiddle- ! 24 Sounds from steam irons 28 Mineo of Tonka 31 Little kiss 33 I did it! 34 Amino acid supplement popular with bodybuild ers 36 -Croatian 38 Peace award 39 Solving aid 40 Boot-sole reinforcer 44 Kind of PC screen 46 Gym rats six-pack 48 Reader (magazine name) 49 Executes 50 Terminations 52 Got it, bro 53 She Sweet 55 Guitars kin 56 pronounce you ... 57 Pol Sarah 60 Moral system 63 Test of inner courage 64 Keep an the ground 66 Former HHS chief Donna 69 Bearing 70 Battles it out 71 Mine car 72 Notre 73 and aahs 74 Leg bender 75 Chair or pew 79 Chain of hills 80 Musician Eno 81 Fungi in a supermarket 83 Sys 84 Make a case against? 85 Gambit 86 Holy Mlle. 91 Revolving 92 Entre, e.g. 95 Put on a detour 99 Will concern 100 Person swearing 101 Lowell or Tan 103 -wire fence 105 Spoken 106 Eats 107 Replenish 108 Still kicking 109 Spasm 110 Lowly types 114 Smooth Operator singer 115 Stereotypical lab assistant 118 Canal 119 Antiquing aid 121 Baseballs Hodges 122 Tatami, e.g. 123 Radio spots 124 Radio personalities 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 Monday at Scandic Executive Service's meeting room in Mongoose Junction from 6:30 to 7:30pm; and every Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Thursday, March 28 Mark those calendars for Thursday, March 28, when Moore will lead an African Dance Master Class from 5 to 6 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts. The class is free and is open to beginners to advanced dancers from eight years old to adult. Saturday, March 31 The entire St. John community is invited to Miss Vies Campground on the East End for an Old Tyme Fish Fry on Saturday, March 31, from 1 to 8 p.m. Stop by and enjoy tradi tional music, food and arts and crafts. The music will start at 5 p.m. Come experience some local hospitality. For more information call Karen Samuel at 514-8897. Join the youth sailing or ganization St. John Kids And The Sea on Saturday, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a sunset sail aboard the historic Roseway. Departure will be from the KATS dinghy dock directly behind Skinny Legs at 5 p.m. Tickets are $75 and the number of passengers is limited. For more details call 514-3718. Dancing Classrooms, a social development program for 5th grade children which utilizes ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of not only the children who par ticipate in the program but also the lives of the teachers and families who support these chil dren, is gearing up for an evening of dance, drink and fun to take place on Saturday, March 31, at Rhumblines Restaurant. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14 The St. John Montessori School will host its annual Kids Fest Fish Fry on Satur day, April 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the school. The University of the Vir gin Islands-Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will host the 5th Annual Autism Conference on April 18 on the St. Thomas campus.Advanced registration is required. Register on-line at www.viucedd.org or contact Jerae Forde at 7769200 ext. 2334. Saturday, May 12 The Arts Alive Annual Spring Art in the Garden is coming once again to Tillett Gardens on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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St. John Tradewinds On Tuesday, March 20, Governor John deJongh convened a strategy session of his Cabinet, various instrumentalities of the government and Government House staff to map out the strategic priorities of the deJongh/Francis Administra tion through 2014. The day-long session was conducted in partnership with the National Governors Association and was facilitated by rector Nikki Guilford. The governor urged those gathered at the Government House strategy session to continue to think outside the box, indicating the tremendous capacity of the government in collaborating to provide services in the best interest of all Virgin Islands people. He spoke of the ongoing work of the government in year creating long-lasting impacts on our community and in the development of our people. The strategy session was organized to develop a solid plan for ensuring the full implementation of the deJongh/ Francis Administrations key priorities by January 2015 and Throughout the day, administration heads discussed various initiatives and formalized detailed plans towards imincluding: economic development; health care; education; public safety; and energy issues. The administration has been proactive in embracing opportunities to increase economic development; facilitate small business expansion through loan and other retention ects; streamline government operations, including online capabilities and the governments permitting process; secure the rum industry in the Virgin Islands; return cruise ships to St. Croix; expand marine industry growth; increase airlift; provide the foundation for cheaper, more reliable calculating the national Gross Domestic Product and other initiatives. The administration has also reformed the emergency management structure in the Territory, making VITEMA a stand alone, Cabinet-level agency and completely revamped the 911 system in the Virgin Islands. Additionally, a major initiative is underway to raise the level of awareness and preparedness in the territory for not only hurricanes but tsunamis and other natural disasters. The governor referenced the economic realities associated with the HOVENSA closure. It is imperative that the efforts of the government continue to focus not only on creating jobs and transitioning our fuel-based economy to embracing alternative energy systems, but to similarly take steps that increase the standard and quality of life for all residents and visitors, alike, said deJongh. 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An elegant villa with classic style in a great setting of views and breezes. LIME IN DE COCONUT is a wonderful contemporary 4 bedroom home on Chocolate Hole that has every amenity and features a unique resort style. VISTA CIELO Completed in 2010, this elegantly furnished, 3 bdrm villa in classic Caribbean architecture with privacy in a quiet gated community. All rooms have water views and open onto a large verandah surrounding a sunny pool with great views. INVESTMENT POTENTIAL; APART MENT COMPLEX 3 nished 2 bdrm units w/ permits in place for 5 more. High cash ow, all masonry building, water views, breezes. 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. FISH BAY 4X2 INCREDIBLE VALUE! Huge panoramic views and a quiet, private, breezy location that borders Nature Conservancy property make this home a must see! BEST BUY MUST SELL! Newer masonry Flanagans Passage income producing 2x2 with flexible floor plan, spectacular water views to BVIs, easterly breezes and end of road privacy! COMFORTABLE 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. WINDCHIME is a very private 1.4 ac. estate set high atop Gifft Hill. Dramatic views to the east w/ spectacular breezes and sunrises. This 3 bdrm villa has room to expand with an over sized pool facing the terric view. 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! SAGO COTTAGE adorable Caribbean style masonry cottage with wonder ful down island views and great rental history. 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. T REE H OUSE offers spectacular views from Upper Carolinas ridge top. This gentle parcel features a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home which is bordered by National Park. The Company that gives back to St. John $285,000 OWN A MONTH IN A LUXURY HOME Choose a 3 BR 3.5 BA or a 4 BR 4.5 BA villa in upscale Virgin Grand Estates. These 3,000 sq ft villas feature STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. Priced from $65,000 CONCH VILLAS : Why pay rent? Opportunity to own a 2br, 1ba &/or a 1br, 1ba condo close to Cruz Bay! Purchase one for yourself and stop throwing money away on rent or purchase both for additional income. $185,000 & $210,000 $1,419,000 DVD $1,875,000 $499,000 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 $980,000 $4,900,000 DVD $3,249,000 $975,000 $685,000 $535,000 PRICE REDUCED!$1,275,000 $880,000 $3,900,000 $3,254,950 DVD $2,350,000 C ALABASH BOOM hillside $475,000 FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US. ESTATE MANDAHL $85,000E STATE CAROLINA from $115,000C ONCORDIA PRESERVE from $275,000D 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 $69,000 LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! HH-TW 3.26.2012.indd 1 3/23/12 8:11 AM Governor John deJongh engaged in discussion during last week's NGA strategy session with members of his Cabinet and Government House staff St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012 23 DeJongh Administration Strategizes Priorities for Agenda Through 2014
24 St. John Tradewinds, March 26-April 1, 2012