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EPA Honors Island Green Building AssociationPage 3 Meet New Owners:The Pursleys buy former Every Ting at Gallows PointPage 9May 7-13, 2012 Copyright 2012GET READY!Ninth Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim Set for May 27Page 4 Tourists Donate Nets for Decrepit Est. Pine Peace Basketball CourtPage 5 Residents Upset with Noise from Westin GeneratorPage 7 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tropical FocusMasqueraders Welcome Guests to Sprauve GalaJulius E. Sprauve School Gala event-goers were welcomed by colorful masqueraders to Estate Turtle Bay at Caneel Bay Resort on Saturday night, May 5. The annual fundraising event included live and silent auctions, SEE FULL STORY IN NEXT WEEK'S EDITION.
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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The U.S. Environmental Protections Agency last month announced the 2012 honorees for the groups annual Environmental Quality Awards for Region 2 were the Island Green Building Association of St. John and Beyond Visions Foundation of St. Croix. Manhattan last month and plan to travel to the territory to personally present the awards later in the year. Speaking at last months Manhattan ceremony, EPA regional administrator Judith Enck hailed both groups as setting a high bar for environmental excellence in the territory. Change that will create a healthier and more sustainable future begins with people like those the EPA is honoring today, said Enck. They give of themselves and set a high bar in their actions to protect public health and the environment. EPA presents Environmental Quality Awards each year during Earth Week to individuals, businesses, government agencies, environmental and communitybased organizations and members of the media in EPA Region 2 which includes New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight federally-recog nized Indian Nations. cant contributions to improving the environment and public health in the previous calendar year, according to a prepared statement by EPA. On St. Croix, the Beyond Visions Foundation has been leading programs in environmental education, awareness, advocacy and stewardship since 1997. The group hosts nature explorers clubs, community assessment programs and health awareness initiatives, according to information from EPA. were thrilled with the news of their EPA award. Were very excited about being honored by EPA, said IGBA executive director Karen Vahling. Weve been hearing from so many people in the environmental community and the larger commu nity who have been calling us and congratulating us. Its really nice to be recognized this way. With a degree in environmental work, IGBA is truly Vahlings passion. This is really what I love to do and what I went to school for, said Vahling. This really is where my heart is. Vahlings dedication to IGBA and the environment comes through in the groups many programs from its Green Building pot. The ReSource Depot has been taking up most of our energy right now because its young and were getting it up and off the ground, said Vahling. Were still getting more and more donations and weve got the system set up Weve got a pretty good pool of volunteers to draw from, but we can always use more. Located across from the Susanaberg Transfer Station on Gifft Hill Road, IGBAs ReSource Depot accepts gently used construction materials from pipes and wood to frames and furniture. The depot 2012 RAIN DATAat Trunk BayMONTH: APRIL1.75 inchesAVERAGE3.15 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D8.07 InchesAVERAGE Y-T-D10.09 Inches St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 3 Continued on Page 18Change that will create a healthier and more sustainable future begins with people like those the EPA is honoring today. They give of themselves and set a high bar in their actions to protect public health and the environment. EPA regional administrator Judith Enck EPA Honors Love Citys Green Building Association, St. Croix Education Group with Environmental AwardsThursday, May 10thINDEXBusiness Directory .............18 Church Directory .................16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Earth Talk ...........................17 Letters ...........................14-15 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Gas Station Construction Continues St. John Tradewiinds News Photo File IGBA members, above, were recently were recently honored with an EPA Environmental Quality Award.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Construction of a new gas station, located adjacent to St. John Market on South Shore Road, has been steady. A towering retaining wall continues to climb along the day and will also contain a convenience store and several apartments.
By Zoe Ferrigno St. John Tradewinds On Sunday, May 27, Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will host its 9th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim. The event was founded by the organiza tions executive director, Joe Kessler, who came up with the idea during an outing to Francis Bay. While sitting on the beach, watching people swim, Kessler was inspired to create an athletic fundraising event which would celebrate the islands two best features the beaches and the water. ty in 2004, the race included 120 swimmers, the majority of whom were local residents. Since then, the event has managed to both increase its popularity and widen its scope. Over the years, the number of swimmers has nearly doubled last years count was be broken this year with some of them hailing from as far away as Alaska, Hawaii, France, Spain, and Argentina. This years Power Swim already has one registered swimmer from Mexico, according to Kessler. Also signed up to compete are two groups of Masters Swimmers from the states. While the Beach-to-Beach Power Swim is fast becoming a destination event for athletes from all over the world, however, Kessler wants all who are interested to feel welcome. We want this event to be as accessible as possible, he said. If you feel comfortable in the water, you can do [it]. The race consists of several different courses and competitive categories, allowing swimmers to participate at their own skill level. The starting line for the event is Maho Bay; from there, swimmers can complete a short course to Cinnamon Bay (about one-mile long), an intermediate course to Trunk Bay (about two-and-a-quarter miles long), or a long course to Hawksnest Beach (about three-and-a-half miles long). Participants can compete individually, or as part of a three-person relay team; swimmers also have the option of competing in an assisted category, using a snorkel and, In addition to making sure that the Power Swim remains an accessible and all-inclu sive event, Friends of VINP is also committed to ensuring that its a safe one. The organization has arranged for three main lines of assistance during the race. There will be stand-up paddlers and kayakers who will travel alongside swimmers, seven support powerboats which will be stationed intermittently along the races course, and, National Park boats. Safety is of paramount importance, Kessler said. From the get-go, thats something weve devoted a lot of attention to. Ultimately, the end goal of the Beach-toBeach Power Swim is to raise money for VINP conservation and education programs. towards a Learn to Swim program, which VINP hosts for kids each summer at Trunk Bay. The remainder of the money will then be allocated to different projects throughout the year, as need dictates, explained Kessler. The Power Swim relies on participants registration fees and sponsorships to raise money for these causes. While the deadline for early registration has already passed, there is still plenty of time and plenty of opportunities to sign up during the regular registration period. Through May 25, participants who wish to sign up for the race can do so by calling Friends at 779-4940, online at www.friendsvinp.org/swim, or in person at both the Cruz Bay and Coral Bay Connections locations, Registration is also possible on St. Thomas at the Caribbean Surf Company, or on St. Croix at Scuba St. Croix in Christiansted. The fee to sign up during the regular registration period is $50. The last chance to sign up will be on Saturday, May 26, at the events mandatory prerace meeting, which will be at Maho Bay Campgrounds at 5 p.m. The fee for signing up last-minute is $75. Swimmers who want to raise even more money for the event and potentially win a prize can also participate in the Race for a Reason challenge by seeking outside sponsorships. For more information about the challenge, call Kessler at Friends at 7794940.4 St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 GET READY! Ninth Annual Friends of VINP Beach to Beach Power Swim Is May 27 Last Practice SwimJoin Friends of Virgin Islands National Park on Sunday, May 13, for the third and Meet at Maho Bay beach at 8:30 a.m. and swim any course to Cinnamon, Trunk or Hawksnest Beach. Safety boats will be in the water for support. Swim assisted (with just come swim! St. Thomas residents there is plenty of time to take the 7:30 a.m. ferry and join! Happy Holidays! For more information or reservations, please call (340) 776-6330 or (340) 693-5814 or visit us at www.cinnamonbay.com. 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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds how local youth spend their time, Mariano Amaro is armed to make a difference. As a security guard at Cruz Bays ferry dock, Amaro sees students return from school in St. Thomas and knows there arent many activities to keep them busy. We need things for these kids to do, said Amaro. If these kids are busy playing basketball or football, then they will have less time to do stupid things and theyll stay out of trouble. The way I see it, if you have something positive to do, then you wont do something damaging or negative. Fixing the woeful state of the Pine Peace basketball court the sole full basketball court on island has been a rallying cry for Amaro for years, he explained. Im always on the senators that basketball court, said Amaro. If the kids could play basketball there, it could keep them out of trouble. We need to keep these kids on the right track and here is one simple thing we could do. Amaro isnt shy about his deusually moldy basketball court in Cruz Bay and recently he was sur prised by the generosity of visitors who shared his feelings. I work on the ferry dock and I always talk to the tourists, said Amaro. I was talking to a couple last month who were on vacation and were heading home. I was telling them about the basketball court. They said they had been to the court hoping to watch some kids playing basketball, but they saw there were no nets, he said. The couple took Amaros address and promised to send some equipment his way for the court. They asked me if I would put the nets up for them and they sent me to two nets in the mail, Amaro said. The Cruz Bay ferry dock security guard plans to recruit a few basketball players to help him install the new nets this week. I want to get some kids to help me put them up and Ill take some pictures, Amaro said. Well send some thank you notes to the couple to make sure they know that the kids appreciate this. While the gift is a welcome upgrade to the facility, much more needs to be done to ensure that local youth have a usable court, Amaro explained. The court needs to be painted there, he said. They could bring the level of the court up higher or they could build a drainage system. All they would have to do is get a big pipe and pour concrete around the perimeter so water doesnt settle on the court. St. John youth deserve to know that the government and citizens care about their sports facilities, Amaro added. This is the only full basketball court on the island and the kids cant even use it, he said. Tim Duncan is from the Virgin Islands; we have talent here. We need to have the activities for these kids to get the chance to shine. St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 5 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottThe Pine Peace basketball court, above, will soon have brand new nets, thanks to a visiting couple who were moved by the court's poor condition.Tourists Donate Nets for Decrepit Pine Peace Basketball Court Thanks to Ferry Dock Guard P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M
6 St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 Virgin Islands Vacations & Villas14th Anniversary Celebrating 14 years of providing exceptional property management & booking services to our clients!Want to list your home with VIVA? Call (888) 856-4601 for more details VIVA-we match your taste, style and budget! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Parents and students from across St. John learned all about the many activities available this summer at a Youth Fair on Wednesday evening, May 2, at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria. The event was sponsored by the Citizens Integration Team, a group of St. John residents who work with the V.I. Police Department to foster collaboration. The group has hosted the fair on weekends in the past, but were invited to join the JESS Parent Teacher Student Association meeting, explained CIT chairperson Linda Bechstein. We had a parent from JESS come to one of our meetings and we were discussing the annual Youth Fair, said Bechstein. She invited us to join forces and we all thought it was a great idea. Sisterhood Agendas president Angela Coleman was on hand distributing information about the groups activities to commemorate the upcoming Womens Health Week as well as a planned July event on St. Thomas. St. John Community Foundation executive director Celia Kalousek shared information about community service opportunities. Im discussing opportunities for community service during the summer months for students, said Kalousek. My big push is explaining to students how community service helps career development. Representatives of the Univer sity of the Virgin Islands V.I. Marine Advisory Service shared information about the groups Coral Reef Discovery Week planned for June 25 through 29. This free program is a day camp on St. Thomas which offers students the chance to fy coral reef creatures and conduct experiments. A V.I. Environmental Resource Station representative was on hand sharing information about the groups popular Eco-Camps, Science Camps and Ranger in Training Camps. VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames, VIPD Acting St. Thomas Chief Darren Foy and other CIT representatives also attended last weeks Youth Fair.Parents, Students Learn About Summer Activities at Youth Fair for precancerous or unidentified skin lesionsApril 15th to June 1st, 2012~ By Appointment Only ~James Pace Clayton, MDEinstein University of Medicine, NYC University of ConnecticutFamily Practice, Post Grade Emergency Medicine and Dermatology St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottFrom VIERS to Sisterhood Agenda, community groups shared information about summer camps and more at last week's Youth Fair. 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 Mark those calenders for Saturday, May 26, and celebrate 16 years of after school and summer education on the islands remote south shore. The Johns Folly Learning Institute is hosting its 16th Anniver sary on May 26 at 2:30 p.m. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen will be the guest speaker. Entertainment will be provided by the Calvary Baptist Church Choir, the Emmaus Moravian Church Choir and more. No party at JFLI is complete with out a meal, so attendees can expect to enjoy plenty of local treats to eat and drink after the cer emony. Come out and hear what JFLI has been up to what institute Parents should also attend the anniversary celebration to learn more about JFLIs upcoming summer program. The summer camp, open to students aged seven and older, will kick off on Monday, June 25, and wrap up on Friday, August 17. The camp will meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration for JFLIs summer camp will be from June 18 through 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the institute. This summer campers can expect a full agenda of swimming, snorkeling, hiking, arts and crafts, gardening and even yoga classes. The camp costs $75 per child, which includes lunch and snack daily. year. Students will spend the week of July 15 on the big island, learning all about St. Croix history, culture, music and food at the Estate Whim Museum. For more information about JFLI, call 693-5202 or 7759594.Celebrate 16 Successful Y ears of Johns Folly Learning Institute at May 26 Ceremony
St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 7 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents from Rock Ridge Road all the way to Virgin Grand Estates were complaining last week about the noise emanating from the Westin Resort and Villas. The noise wasnt the sound of tourists splashing in the waterfront pool late at night, but the droning of generators, explained one Rock Ridge Road resident. The generators will be on for hours at a time and all night sometimes, said the resident. Its invasive and intrusive. Its quite annoying to say the least and ruins the tranquility that we all want. But the noise is not really the Westins fault, according to resort The Westin turns on its generator when requested to do so by the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, explained Westin general manager Mike Ryan. WAPA asks us to voluntarily go off line, said Ryan. If we choose not to, they will come by and take us off the grid. en the noise impact by trying to save as much energy as possible and only running one of its two generators, Ryan added. Weve been trying to lessen the load on the property by not running certain compressors and things like that so we dont have to draw as much electricity and only have to run one generator, he said. While Ryan was sympathetic about disrupting the Westins have much of a choice in the matter, he explained. The reason WAPA takes us off line is because were a big consumer of power on St. John and their commentary has been that it allows them to maintain power to the other residences on the island, said Ryan. into ways of lessening the generator droning, but ultimately would not have to run their generator if Ryan added. Were trying to be open and weve had conversations about the erators better, he said. The best solution would be to get dependable power from WAPA. Although one Rock Ridge Road resident threatened to picket the resort, no generator noise protests were report at the Westin last week.Westin Generator Noise Annoying NeighborsRock Ridge resident says resort's generator is intrusiveSt. John Tradewiinds News PhotoThe resort's generators are located in the maintenance area of the Westin property, above. 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 Guy Benjamin School is hosting its annual spaghetti dinner on Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the school. Dinner is served from 6 to 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and tickets for children are $5. Dinner includes appetizers, salad, main course, dessert and a drink. For more details call GBS at 7766242. The Virgin Islands Public Services Commission last week announced its Employees of the Year are Lucinda Jurgen of St. John and Madona Abraham of St. Croix. PSC in heartfelt accolades to commend these wonderful ambassadors of the PSC and Virgin Islands. Congratulations for a job well done and continued success!Lucinda Jurgen and Madona Abraham are PSC Employees of the YearApplications for the St. John Festival and Cultural Organiza tions Food Fair and Festival booths 2012 are available at the Defrom Sonia Sprauve. For more information call 690-3692 or 6901725.GBS Annual Spaghetti Dinner Is May 10 Applications Now Available for Festival Food Fair and Village BoothThe Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the great room at Gifft Hill Schools lower campus. The speaker for Sunday, May 13, is Kathy Guidi who will speak on Entitled or Empowered? A delicate balance. Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 at least 24 hours in advance.Kathy Guidi Speaking at Next Unitarian Universalist Meeting on May 13
Grand Opening Reception at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Set for May 11 8 St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 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! St. John Tradewinds The management of Virgin Islands National Park/Coral Reef National Monument requests that any vessel owners who were permitted to use a storm mooring in Hurricane Hole during 2011 and wish to retain said storm mooring berth for the 2012 season should contact Esther Francis (email@example.com) before May 18. Vessel owners, who have already responded, need not do anything further. If VINP management does not hear from the vessel owner by that time, it will be assumed the owner does not intend to use the moor ing during the 2012 hurricane season. All open berths will be placed in a drawing to be hosted on June 2 at 9 a.m. at the pavilion in front of the VINP Visitor Center in Cruz Bay. Any vessel owner who was issued a temporary permit last year should let Francis know if there is an interest in the storm mooring berth for which they were issued the permit in the event that the original permittee decides to forgo the spot for another year. If the original permittee elects to utilize said storm mooring berth this year, the temporary permit holder will need to participate in the drawing for any open berths. VINP management would like to remind owners that if a vessel was sold or transferred since last year, it is the vessel which retains the storm mooring berth and, not the past owner. This is due to the fact that many vessels have mooring attachment lines made up to suit the storm moor ing berth that were assigned. For more information call Rafe Boulon at 693-8950, ext. 224.VINP Announces 2012 Storm Refuge Permitting ProceduresKimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery is hosting a grand opening West Indies Company Wine Tasting, on Friday evening, May 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. lons latest paintings while enjoying Michael Banzhaf and Katha tic selections. Light as a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of St. John-led The Brain Game available at Chelsea Drug Store and at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery.
St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 9 MOTHERS DAY BRUNCHGive a Mothers Day gift she will cherish all year long. With a seaside brunch and complimentary Mimosa for Mom, she is sure to know how much you care. BEACH C AF RE STAU R ANT S UNDAY, MAY : AM : PM PER PER SON CHILDR EN AGES AND UNDER H ALF PR ICE CHILDR EN AGES AND UNDER EAT FR EE RESER VATIONS HIGHLY R ECOMMENDED EXT. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The small sundry shop at Gallows Point Resort is under new ownership and its revamped shelves now offer an impressive cheeses, snacks and more. Shannon and David Pursley bought the former Every Ting in the midst of high season and have been busy meeting the needs of Gallows Point Resort guests and locals alike. Things have been going really well, said David Pursley. Weve been super busy since we took over in January and things have just been great. The new owners have expanded the stores jewelry and gift selections and are the sole St. John car rier of the sturdy oil cloth Scout bags. There are also new T-shirt styles and a wide array of soaps and candles. We have added new gift lines like Scout beach bags, some of which are insulated and others that would make great laundryday bags, said Shannon Pursley. Also new are several island-inspired gift lines, such as Michel Design Works soaps, candles and note-cards which make great hostess gifts. While expanding the stores gift selections, the Pursleys were sure to include some Virgin Islandsproduced products as well. Were also offering more locally made products like glasses by Stepho and the full range of non Pursley. New gourmet food snacks include Marcona almonds imported from Spain, dried salami, Matiz tortas and tapenade and a selecsmoked Gouda. Those with a bit larger appetites should check out the selection of fresh sandwiches from Sam and Jacks deli. Were now offering sandwiches from Sam and Jacks which I pick up each morning so theyre always fresh, said David Pursley. The sandwiches are great for guests to just grab and take to the beach, said Shannon Pursley. While the store already offers light morning items like coffee, bagels and smears, the Pursleys plan to make Gallows Point Gift and Gourmet the place to pick up breakfast. By this summer, we plan to bread and breakfast burritos, said Shannon Pursley. Be sure to keep the store in mind for all those provisioning needs too, Shannon Pursley added. Gallows Point Gift and Gour met also offers full excursion bookings, for everything from snorkel trips to sailing charters. We are committed to making sure guests have a wonderful visit and we are fortunate to have fellow-islanders who are as committed as we are to making sure St. John is the premier destination of choice, said David Pursley. We moved to St. John to be part of a small community where we felt we could make a positive difference, said Shannon Pursely. Tourism is all of our livlihoods and we are all in this together. And the Pursleys speak from experience. Shannon Pursley is a University of the Virgin Islands graduate and has put in stints at both A.H. Riise and West Indies Corporation. David Pursley brings 20 years of experience in the international shipping industry and logistics as well as a love for hikGallows Point Gift and Gour met is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call the store at 693-7730 or check out the website www.stjohnadventures.com.Fine Wines, Imported Snacks and More at Gallows Point Gift and Gourmet Gallows Point Gift and Gourmet owners David and Shannon Pursley.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
10 St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) firstname.lastname@example.orgVezios Custom Painting SPRING SPECIAL10% OFF DISPLAY ADS(new or existing clients) offer ends May 30, 2012340-642-5365 email@example.com By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Despite being displaced to the year, Sisterhood Agenda president Angela Coleman still managed to inspire and invigorate St. John women to get active during National Womens Health Week. This year, Coleman and her St. celebration of National Womens Health Week to Frank Powell Park May 14 through 18. The Sisters Healthy and Empowered (SHE) program will offer everything from guided meditation to martial arts instruction each afternoon in the Cruz Bay park. There are so many people suffering from chronic and preventable diseases here like obesity, diabetes and hypertension, said Coleman. We need to make smarter choices about our health and we can all do that. For one hour each afternoon, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Coleman and local health experts like Patrice Johnson, Earl Thomas and Keryn Bryan, will lead demonstrations and share information about Were really focusing on health this year and the little things we can do to improve our health, said Coleman. Its all about getting moving and getting energized. We have to heal ourselves and to do that we need healthier lifestyles. All it takes is really an hour or a half an hour each day to get out and be active, she said. That and making healthy food choices would make a big difference in the preventable diseases so many in our community suffer from. Stop by Frank Powell Park on Monday, May 14, to take part in a guided meditation and Tuesday, May 15, for an upbeat Zumba class with Johnson. Bryan will lead a Pilates class on Wednesday, May 16, and Thomas will teach martial arts and womens self-defence techniques on Thursday, May 17. On Friday, May 18, be sure to stop by the park for a Dance Party Finale. All activities take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and DJ Top Notch will be on hand each day to make sure the energy level stays high. While planning the full week of activities for National Womens Health Week, Coleman has also been busy lately gearing up for event. The SHE Conference will be July 7 and 8 at the Frenchmans Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort in St. Thomas. The SHE Conference agenda includes celebrity appearances, awards to honor outstanding role models, model programs and leaders, exciting presenters to share and distribute tools to participants, and services for girls, said Coleman. Sisterhood Agenda strives to partner with government, businizations to make all Sisterhood Agenda initiatives successful. The program is consistent with Sisterhood Agendas focus on holistic health including physical, mental and spiritual health, Coleman said. For the upcoming Womens Health Week program, Coleman is looking for volunteers and donations of food to promote healthy eating, she explained. For more information about Sisterhood Agenda or the SHE program, check out the groups website at www.sisterhoodagenda. com or call Coleman at 714-7076.Sisterhood Agenda SHE W eek T o Help W omen Get Healthy
By Elaine Campbell Special to St. John Tradewinds Theres still time to register at a reduced rate for the Animal Care Centers Wagapalooza dog show set for Saturday, May 19. Early registration rates will close mid-Waga-week. Prices are currently $20 per class or three classes for $50. Admission to the event is free to the public. Entry forms are available at the ACC shelter on the library road in Cruz Bay as well as Connections East and West, Canines, Cats and Critters and Catered To in The Marketplace. Checks, money orders, and Paypal are preferred forms of payment. They should be made out to The Animal Care Center of St. John. Canines, Cats, and Critters, the veterinary center on Centerline Road, is offering a special drawing of a $50 gift Day-of-show registration will start at 4 p.m. at the Vir palooza is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 8 Johns only animal shelter. Wagapalooza is the islands unique dog show and family event. Its noted for featuring unusual show categories such as Best Look-Alike, Best Costume, and Gamblers Choice. There are six other prize-winning show classes. In addition, a Waga King and a Waga Queen will be selected. Children accompanied by a responsible adult are encouraged to participate in a special category for junior handlers. All dogs, whether contestants or visitors, must be on leashes. The annual Babe Award will honor the rescue dog victim to personal pet. The ACC staff and volunteers who guide the shelter dogs from admission to adoption will serve as judges for the 2012 Babe. Many additional attractions will make the evening a family event. Food from Driftwood David, a signature drink from High Tide, sodas from Pine Peace Market and Caravan Auto, balloon animals from The Balloon Man, face-painting, dog cookies by the Queen of Tarts, and a Color-Your-Own Waga poster table for children are some of the planned extras. Admission to Waga is free, but its a good idea to arrive on time (5 p.m.) for a seat in the spectator ring. Music, fun, food, and free photographs from Tropical Focus will all be part of the festivities. And every dollar collected will go directly to feeding, medicating, housing, and caring for as many abused dogs and homeless cats that the ACC can reach. The ACC shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Visit and consider adopting one of the islands beautiful kitties or handsome dogs. All have been bathed, vaccinated, and socialized. They always have food, clean water, clean kennels and cages, but they really need space to run and play in a home. Most of all they need life-long companionship. For centuries, dogs and cats have been companion animals to humans, and even if they have had to survive on their own for a time in the bush on the island, their ancestry sooner or later leads them to crave human affection. Kimber Marnen, Ryan Moore, and the ACCs dedicated volunteers will welcome everyone to the shelter and introhome.St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 11 May Is Waga Month: Island Dog Show and ACC Fundraiser May 19 DO YOU OWN A RENTAL VILLA? IF SO, ADVERTISE YOUR VILLA FOR THE 2013 SEASON. EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TEL 340-642-5365 OWNER'S SPECIAL10% Discount 1/6 PAGE VILLA AD$850.00 Reg. / Special $765.0020% Discount 1/3 PAGE VILLA AD$1,500.00 Reg. / Special $1,200.00OFFER ENDS: MAY 30, 2012 IT'S EASY: owner provides photo and text Sailview Guest SuitesReasonably priced well appointed guest suites with views of Coral Bay Harbor, A/C, Cable TV, DVD, WiFi, mini refrigerator, coffee maker, beach chairs, beach towels and cooler. Each suite has sepa rate entrance, private bath and private terrace. Sailview is only ve minutes to Coral Bay. $775-$945 per suite per week; $125-$145 per suite per night. 340-514-0315; www.sailviewstjohn.com GREAT EXPECTATIONS 4 Master Bedrooms Plus 3 Guest Bedrooms Pool, Hot Tub, Tennis, WiFi Walking Distance to Beaches Spectacular Sunrise/Sunset Views www.GreatExpectationsUSVI.com See Website for Specials. 1-800-553-0109 VILLA RENTALS GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Vir gin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit www.gibneybeachvillas.com or call 340-643-2936. Southern SerenityA magnicent luxury 3 bedroom/2 bath resort condo located on the Cruz Bay waterfront with spectacular views. Sleeps 6-8, fully equipped kitchen, heated pool and hot tub, gym, reserved parking, WiFi, plasma TV and more. A short walk from the ferry dock and convenient to grocery, shopping and restaurants. Visit our website at www.stjohnvacationrental.net or email email@example.com ISSUE NO. 6 ST. JOHN MAGAZINE l 111 GIBNEY BEACH VILLASLuxury air-conditioned West Indian cottages with the white sand beach at your doorstep. Located on Hawksnest Bay within the Virgin Islands National Park. For more information or reservations visit www.gibneybeachvillas.com or call 340-643-2936.
12 St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 In Memory ofJavon Jade AlfredLive a happy life. We miss you. We love you. Love, Mom, Dad, your brothers and sisters, and family and friends Julie Outland, DVM St. John Tradewinds Did you know that heartworm disease in dogs and cats is transmitted by mosquitoes? Every week at Canines, Cats & Critters we see many of our patients who have not been protect ed test positive for heartworms. When the infected mosquito bites your dog, it deposits the baby heartworm, also known as a larva, through your animals skin. The heartworm larva travels through the bloodstream as it dedestination is the heart. Once these larvae migrate to the heart, they reproduce and make more larvae, which in turn migrate to the heart. The heartworms then clog up the heart and pulmonary artery. The symptoms include: shortness of breath; tires very easily; and hacking cough. As the disease progresses, the the animal will pant even at rest. If untreated, the heartworms will death. Cats can also get heartworms, however, the heartworms cannot reproduce in the cat, but as the larvae migrate through the lungs, these cats will become very ill and have lung disease that cannot be cured. Heartworm prevention is inexpensive and very easy to adminis ter. Heartworm testing and monthly prevention is the best care your pet can receive. The monthly prevention (which costs between $5 and $10 per month) also protects your pet against other worms that may be living in the intestines. This prevention, whether for a cat or dog, can only be bought from your veterinarian. It is impor tant to know that over the counter deworming medications do not protect against heartworms. If your dog has tested positive for heartworms, it can be treated, however it is our hope that your pet has been protected and does not have to undergo treatment, as this can be expensive and very difFor more information about heartworms, or to bring your pet in for testing, or call Canines, Cats & Critters at (340) 693-7780.Is Y our Pet Protected Against Heartworms? St. John Tradewinds St. John School of the Arts will launch an exciting three week summer program Kids Impacting and Connecting with Kids through Informative Television (KICK IT). The program will run from June 20 through 29 and July 5 through 13 and is open to students between the ages of 10 and 17. The program will meet Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The total cost is $350 and scholarships are available. The program will use the arts steel pan, drumming, movement, acting, story board, production, singing and song writing to engage kids to talk about issues that come up in their lives, whether social, ecological, family or other challenges facing children today. Children will engage in all of the art forms, but can choose a focus medium that will be part of the The work will be submitted for a spot on one or more local TV channels, allowing the message to reach and connect with more children. Also, a fulllength, live version will be performed for the community.SJSA Launching Three-W eek Summer Program KICK IT St. John Tradewinds The University of the Virgin Islands is seeking strategic plan. Town Hall meetings will take place on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John from May 8 through May 10. Vision 2012, the Universitys current strategic plan, will conclude on September 30. The new strategic plan will cover the period from October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2017. A dynamic strategic plan is one in which the collaborative input of all stakeholders is represented, said UVI President Dr. David Hall. We are very interested in hearing from the general public about their views on the future of the university. This will make our strategic plan stronger and more responsive to the needs of the Virgin Islands community. On Thursday, May 10, members of the public are invited to bring their opinions and suggestions to a Town Hall meeting in the UVI Academic Center on 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Faculty, staff, students and members of the UVI Board of Trustees have already provided their suggestions. Vision 2012 was developed in a similar manner, with members of the public discussing the Universitys successes and charting potential goals for the future. For more information call 693-1004 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.UVI Hosting T own Meeting for Strategic Plan 2017
St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 13 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Few moments can top watching the Caribbean sun melt into the horizon while dangling your toes in a cool, crisp pool and sipping a refreshing sundowner except maybe if those moments occurred each afternoon. With expansive, 180-degree views to Little St. James and St. Thomas, Villa Belvedere is the perfect place to enjoy sunsets all year round. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom villa is for sale for $2.3 million on the St. John MLS. The home was originally constructed in the 1980s, but recently underwent extensive renovations and today boasts an inviting pool and hot tub, explained Holiday Homes broker/owner Christie ONeil. The original all masonry home was mostly built in the 1980s, but has been extensively redone and expanded recently to almost twice the size, said ONeil. The villa has a super waterfront pool plus spa and two separate master suites. Villa Belvederes location, perched 100 feet above the Caribbean Sea, just past Great Cruz Bay on Maria Bluff, means you can enjoying those sunsets, as well as the pool and hot tub, in complete privacy. The totally private location appeals to all and encourages outdoor living, said ONeil. The unobstructed waterfront views to St. Thomas are amazingly spectacular. High ceilings, native stone accents, pocket doors and oversized windows bring the outdoors inside and afford sweeping views from most rooms. A covered verandah just off the main living area allows for serious relaxation and outdoor dining in the cool shade. In addition to sun lovers, Villa Belvedere is also Enjoy Stunning Sunsets in Privacy from Villa Belvedere St. John Tradewiinds News Photos Views from the deck and pool at Villa Belvedere go on and on. The villa boasts two full master suites, each will amazing views. R ed Hook F amil y Medical Group Fran Jacobson, CNM is now offering Womens Health Care Services at Cruz Bay Family PracticeFran is a Certied Nurse Midwife who has been serving the Virgin Islands for 25 years Call 776-6789 for an appointment today. RHFMG-Fran in Cruz Bay ad.indd 1 4/23/12 11:03 AM Continued on Page 18
Thank you, Karen and Hank Slodden, for what you have done for me. T ed Kelliher14 St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 WHA T DO YOU THINK?Send your letter to email@example.comNEXT DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, MA Y 10TH Keeping Track of Crime 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Arsons: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 3rd Degree Burglaries: 13 Rapes: 0 Thank Y ou T o St. John Phonebook Dear VINP Superintendent, We are writing to you to commend the work of Kevin Samuel. On March 5, 2012, we were passengers in a one-car accident on the North Shore Road, near milepost 4, close to the driveway leading to Lit tle Cinnamon Bay park housing. Mr. Samuel came to our rescue, making sure we were safe and unhurt, calling the rental car agency and towing company on our behalf. He waited with us for 90 minutes. Without his considerate help, the driver of the car, Mary Davidson, would have been distraught. He stayed with us until the towing company had successfully brought our car back to the roadway and Mr. Samuel had ascertained it was drivable. Shortly safely turn the car around and return to Cruz Bay and the car rental agency. We would also like to commend the work of OfWe enjoyed our visit to St. John and look forward to our next visit to the Virgin Islands National Park. Sincerely, Betty and Bill SweetlandVisitors Commend VINP Rangers The picture of a student sewing which accompanied the GHS Mini-Mester article in the April 30-May 6 issue of St. John Tradewinds did not include photo credit. Kaitlyn Cummings took the photograph.CorrectionT o the St. John and St. Croix Community, The mournful sound of a conch horn announced the departure of Santa, Leonard Florence, as the Sundance Queen left Cruz Bay on Wednesday, May high seas and heavy rain at the South Drop, about 10 miles south of St. John in the Caribbean Sea, joining about 40 friends onboard the ferry to pay tribute to their friend. Earlier, a traditional funeral service was performed at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay by Pastor Sampson. Special thanks to Santas friends who kindly contributed to this funeral service: Jense Berg; Capt. Phil Chalker; Wally Leopold; Otis Steinmann and Albert lund and Allison Smith who took care of all arrangements for the funeral services; Ashley Boynes Sr. and Inter-Island Boat Services and crew of Sundance Queen: Capt. Novelle Barton Jr.; and crew Jaray Todman; Lloyd Prince; and to community friends and supporters: Sally Browne; Vashti Boynes; Nick and Andromeda Childs; Ms. Creque-Hodge and Dept. of Public Works; Barbara Douma and Cary Chapin; Cid Hamling and Connections; Bill Heimbaugh; Lee Heise; Marcia Hedlund; Jean Kuster; Jane Kyser; Margie Labrenz; Ina Lee; Karen Opsahl; Cheryl Magdaleno; Ernest Matthias; Pastor Sampson; Rena Simon; Allison Smith; Perdita Stapleton; and Brenda Wallace. If we omitted anyone, please forgive the oversight and accept our heartfelt thanks! Friends of Leonard Santa FlorenceSantas Friends Thank Supporters Friends and family members of Erva Claire Boulon Denham, who passed away last year, will gather at Morgans Mango on Saturday morning, May 12, at 10 a.m. for a memorial service. The day would have been Denhams 95 birthday. Friends are invited to join in the celebration of her life. Following the memorial, family members will spread Denhams ashes out at sea.Memorial Service for Evra Claire Boulon Denham Is May 12 at Morgans Mango
St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 15 The only serious solution to our outrageous WAPA bills is to convert to natural gas! Fuel oil costs are over 80 percent of our bills and Natural Gas is one-seventh the price of our present fuel. For every $1 of our present fuel oil, natural gas would only cost us 14 cents, or 86 cents cheaper than oil. By converting to natural gas, we could reduce our WAPA bills by more than half within a couple years, if we start to change fuels now. Natural gas is clean, cheap, and abundant and it should be our fuel. By using this smarter fuel, our USA natural gas offers us a better future of stabile electrical costs. Imagine the effect on our lives, our families, our shopping, and our tourism market by reducing our WAPA bills. Why isnt WAPA and our Government dedicating every moment in the effort to convert to natural gas? Please WAPA, tell us what you have up your sleeve of solutions which will lower our bills and bring an end to these out of control rates. WAPA is the single, most important issue challenging us today. Yes, WAPA does have a 10 MegaWatt RFP for solar in a couple years. But 10 MW is less than onepennies will that eventually lower our bills? This is clearly not the cure, nor is the submerged cable to Puerto Rico the solution. That PR cable will cost many hundreds of millions of dollars and will hardly change our rates. Whatever you think about Alpine, at best it is only a band-aid. We need to put our efforts and monies into developing a system using natural gas and its game changing potential. We are more prepared than we think to convert to this technology. On the south shore of St. Croix is the HOVENSA and St. Croix Renaissance ports, perfect for creating a natural gas depot. Also, there is HOVENSA who could help spearhead this change. Come on, lets be innovators and bring natural gas to our islands and also to the other needy Caribbean islands looking for less expensive power. A whole new industry could be created here in our Virgin Islands. What we will need to do is to build natural gas fuel tanks and a shipping system to supply the islands. Everything is shipping and tanks in our present fuel system so we just have to devote our efforts to natural gas. Then we have to convert our WAPA turbines to using natural gas. And how do we pay for it? Besides seeking a Federal startup loan, the 86-cents per dollar fuel savings should go a long way to funding this change and lowering our bills. Also, with natural gas, we can explore other technologies, for instance, my favorite is bloomenergy.com, check it out! please tell us, What is your long range plan towards lowering our WAPA bills? These rates are strangling our economy and our families futures. If you dont have such a plan, own up to it and level with us, and honestly tell us that these painful years of skyrocketing WAPA bills is only going to get worse. We all sit and hope, thinking that all will get better. Will it? Steve BlackIts Natural Gas W APA Get into It! 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! Sisterhood Agenda 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. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Dan McElweHigh winds which whipped across St. John several weeks ago toppled a tree on Rock Ridge Road. No one was injured and the debris has since been cleared. High W inds Send T rees Down
St. John Tradewinds Last week Department of Labor Commissioner Albert Bryan announced that the department has begun to accept Summer Youth Work Experience applications for the summer. DOL anticipates serving approximately 425 customers aged 14 to 25 territory-wide through this summer program. These numbers may increase due to cost sharing opportunities with other agencies and private sector placements. This year, more than ever, we look forward to the private sectors involvement in the program, including subsidizing summer job opportunities, said Bryan. We are partners in providing work experience, and consequently, providing for the development of our future workforce. We know that this opportunity not only keeps money in the pockets of our young people, but also provides valuable experience and keeps them productive throughout the summer. Applications are available on DOLs website at www.vidol.gov (under the forms tab) and can be picked up at any of the departments locations. A Summer Employment Fact Sheet is also available online providing additional information for participants and parents. This summer, special priority will be placed on participants who have not previously received work experience. Youths under the age of 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian to sign up for participation in the program. All applicants should be able to show proof of enrollment in college, high school, or basic education, as well as proof of citizenship, social security card, Photo ID, and a copy of a resume, if available. Employers who may be inter ested in participating in this years Summer Youth Work Experience Program are asked to contact the VI Department of Labor. DOL is seeking employers interested in providing a six-week work experience and job training. Additionally, service providers and organizations interested in providing life skills and career exploration activities for youth aged 14 to 15 during the summer are also encouraged to contact the department. Programs should run for no more than four weeks. Mini-grants of up to $4,500 are available for Interested employers and groups can obtain a Request for Summer Youth Work Experience Program Participation and Summer Youth Workshop Application St. Thomas at 776-3700.16 St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 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 PhotoSt. John Brewers owners Kevin Chipman and Chirag "Cheech" Vyas are bulidng a new brewing facility in the back parking lot area at Mongoose Junction. While the duo have been whipping up small batches of brew at their Tap Room, located across will give them a chance to offer tours and explain the brewing process to curious tourists, explained Vyas. Cheers to that! New Brewing Facility Coming to Mongoose JunctionDepartment of Labor Launches Summer Youth Experience Program
St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 17 Sis Frank Merit Scholarship Auditions June 16St. John Tradewinds St. John School of the Arts announces auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Performance/Merit Scholarship will be on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Applicants must be at least 11 years old and show exceptional talent and dedication to his/her chosen art form, having at least three consecutive years of instruction. Applications must be completed and returned to the building by 3 p.m. on Friday, June 8. There will be no excep tions! Scholarships are applied to SJSAs tuition for the following school year and can only be applied to instruction for the art form that was auditioned. Students must prepare a performance-ready piece or a presentation on a selection of artwork. The audition is judged by three independent community leaders who will also conduct an interview with each applicant. Applications may be downloaded from the SJSA website at www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org or stop by St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. For more information call 779-4322. Ruth Sis Frank Dear EarthT alk: Why is Greenpeace upset with some leading tech companies for so-called dirty cloud computing? Can you explain? Jeremy W ilkins, W aco, TX Leading tech companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft are now offering unprecedented amounts of data storage and access to apps on huge Internet-connected servers, saving consumers and businesses the hassle of installing and running programs and storing information on their own local computers. This emerging trend, dubbed cloud computing, means that these providers have had to scale up their power consumption considerably, as they are increasingly responsible for providing more and more of the computing horsepower required by the worlds two billion Internet users. No doubt, sharing such resources on centralized servers is more efoff-loading data and services to cloud servers could save $12 billion off their energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 million metric tons within the next decade. But for the greenhouse gas savings to be realized, the companies offering cloud computing services need to make the right energy choices. Greenpeace has been tracking sustainability among tech companies for over a decade, and recently released a report, How Green is Your Cloud? assessing the green footprint of the move to cloud computing. According to the analysis, some of the major players (Google, Face amounts of the power they need come from clean, green sources like wind and solar. But Greenpeace chastises others (Apple, Amazon and Microsoft) for relying on so-called dirtier sources of power, such as coal and nuclear, to run their huge data centers. When people around the world share their music or photos on the cloud, they want to know that the cloud is powered by clean, safe energy, said Gary Cook, a Senior Policy Analyst with Greenpeace. Yet crosoft are building data centers powered by coal and acting like their customers wont know or wont care. Theyre wrong. ity supply chains in use across more than 80 different data centers that power cloud-based services. Some of the largest data centers are in buildings so big they are visible from space and use as much power as 250,000 European homes. If the world in electricity consumption. Companies like Google, Yahoo and Facebook are beginning to lead the sector down a clean energy pathway through innovations in energy centers, and demanding better energy options from utilities and government decision-makers, reported Greenpeace. But unfortunately the majority of the industry is not marching in step. As such, Greenpeace is calling on all tech companies with cloud services to develop siting policies based on access to clean energy sources, invest in or directly purchase renewable energy, be transparent about their energy usage, share innovative solutions so the sector as a whole can improve, and demand that governments and utilities increase the per centage of clean, green power available on the grid.Dirty Cloud Computing
the perfect home for boating enthusiasts. The villa comes with private HOA dinghy access in nearby Great Cruz Bay, explained ONeil. The HOA dinghy dock access to Great Cruz Bay is a huge boon for boaters, she said. As boats become more plentiful in the har bor, parking and boat access is becoming scarce and therefore more valuable. The villas well-established Great Cruz Bay neighborhood, a short drive to the dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay and the nearby beaches of North Shore Road, is an ideal location for either a rental property or primary residence, ONeil explained. This home does well on rental or works very well as a primary residence, said the Holiday Homes broker/owner. My favor ite thing about Great Cruz Bay is the neighborhood. Its a great place to walk in the morning and you always see others doing the same thing. Also its conveniently close to town, stores and more, said ONeil. Great Cruz Bay has a variety of very pretty water views and good breezes. Plus its already been mostly built out, so there will not be as much construction noise as time goes on as one would experience in newer subdivisions just beginning to be developed. For more information about Villa Belvedere, call ONeil at Holiday Homes at 774-8088, on her cell phone at 998-7451 or online at www.Holiday HomesVI.com. helps the local environment in several ways; by keeping items out of the waste stream; and reducing the amount of new material brought to the island. Since opening its doors four months ago, the ReSource Depot has proven to be incredibly popular, Vahling explained. Were keeping track of the weight of everything we sell and we average 125 pounds an hour, said Vahling. Of course, were only open two hours a week. The ReSource Depot is currently open only on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. But Vahling envisions a way to have more of a presence at the Gifft Hill Road outpost. We want to expand our hours because we have so many people coming and going like crazy dropping things off and shopping and buying stuff for those two hours were open, said the IGBA executive director. We could do better if we could expand our hours and one way to do that is to lease a little trailer week and have the depot open then. Coral Bay, when I could be up there on site and be able to be open on weekdays, said Vahling. A $400 monthly donation would cover a lease for For more information about IGBA, check out the groups website at www.igba-stjohn.org, call Vahling at 227-1110, or stop by the May 10 meeting. IGBA ketplace from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. For information about the Environmental Quality Awards in EPA Region 2, visit www.epa.gov/re gion02/eqa/.18 St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 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 Enjoy Stunning Sunsets in Privacy from Villa BelvedereContinued from Page 13 Continued from Page 3IGBA Honored with Environmental Quality AwardSt. John Tradewiinds News Photos The great room includes native stone accents and high ceilings, above.
St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 19 Friday, April 27 10:42 a.m. An Estate Emmaus resident r/ that someone struck his vehicle while it was parked. Auto collision. 1:05 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that someone struck his vehicle while parked. Auto collision. No time given An Estate Grunwald r/ that someone struck his vehicle while parked. Auto collision. 5:26 p.m. An Estate Susanaberg resident r/ that a vehicle was blocking her driveway. Police assistance. Saturday, April 28 11:50 a.m. A visitor from North Carolina r/ that he lost his money clip in Cruz Bay. Lost documents. 1:28 p.m. A citizen r/ that her uncle assaulted her brother. Police assistance. 6:47 p.m. A citizen r/ a suspicious vehicle. Suspicious activity. 8:04 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ that a vehicle struck her car and drove away. Hit and run. Sunday, April 29 8:45 a.m. A Bordeaux Mountain resident c/requesting police assistance to retrieve his dog from the animal shelter. Police assistance. 4:03 p.m. A Bordeaux Mountain resident c/r people trespassing on her property. Trespassing. 5:33 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Lameshur Bay. Auto accident. 6:05 p.m. A citizen r/ that a vehicle ran into her fence. Destruction of property. Monday, April 30 11:50 a.m. A visitor from Florida p/r that several individuals were blocking the main route to Bordeaux Mountain. Police assistance. 1:51 p.m. A St. Quacco resident p/r that she is being harassed. Harassment. 2:30 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that he lost several documents. Lost documents. 3:00 p.m. A St. Thomas resident p/r that his minor daughter ran away from home. Missing minor. 9:14 p.m. A Calabash Boom resident r/ that her ex-boyfriend left threatening messages on her answering machine. Distur bance of the peace, threats. 10:36 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident c/requesting police assistance to transport his brother to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. Police assistance. T uesday, May 1 9:00 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident r/ that she was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 11:47 a.m. A citizen r/ that a delivery truck was blocking her business. Police assistance. 2:04 p.m. A visitor from PA r/ that his backpack was moved from where he left it at Salt Pond Bay. Suspicious activity. 3:12 p.m. A visitor from MA r/ that someone stole his cash from his wallet in the area of Salt Pond Bay. Grand larceny. 3:35 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that she was threatened. Disturbance of the peace, threats. W ednesday, May 2 9:40 a.m. An Estate Adrian resident c/r a disturbance with her boyfriend. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 2:30 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that he lost his wallet. Lost documents. 3:55 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that her vehicle was struck while parked at FirstBank. Auto collision. 3:55 p.m. A citizen p/r damage to her uniform pants. Damage to uniform. 6:10 p.m. A visitor from WI p/r that she lost her passport. Lost documents. Crime Stoppers needs the communitys help to solve the following cases. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what law enforcement needs. St. John Law enforcement is still looking for Seara Samantha James, who was reported missing in October 2011. James was last seen at the foot of Power Boyd Plantation hill. Please help locate her by telling what you know. A picture of James is available on the website at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org. St. Thomas In the early afternoon of Saturday, April 14, Majestic Jewelers, located in the Al Cohens Mall, was robbed by two armed, masked men. They entered the store and demanded that the emand dont move. The robbers then removed jewelry from the show cases, and drove off in a silver or grey Dodge Caravan. The minivan was later discovered parked in the Paul M. Pearson Gardens housing community. Lets continue to help make our community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-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 your instructions. The minimum reward for the arrest of a thief is $536. For the arrest of an armed robber it is $900, plus in all cases, 10 per cent of the retail value of proper ty recovered, up to a total reward of $2,500.CRIMES STOPPERS U.S.V .I. CRIMES OF THE WEEK St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottDepartment of Public Works employees were busy keeping falling rocks off Centerline Road last week, above, as rains inundated St. John for several days. Rock Slide on Centerline RoadSt. John Tradewinds As part of the annual National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5 through 13, the Department of Tourism has planned a number of activi ties designed to build tourism awareness, strengthen relationships with local tourism industry partners, and emphasize the importance of providing the best service to customers. Tourism Week kicks off with a series of professional development seminars on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. The free seminars are open to anyone in the service industry interested in improving their ser vice skills and knowledge of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A Customers Service Excellence seminar will take place on St. John on Monday, May 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Ursulas Multipur pose Center. Additional seminars will be hosted on St. Thomas and St. Croix. of our own unique history, culture and natural resources, said DOT Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. As tourism ambassadors these seminars help us to become more skilled at providing friendlier and more expert service that will enhance the experience of our visitors. In addition to engaging employees of the service industry with training opportunities, the DOT is also reaching out to the Virgin Islands business community by way of the Chamber of Commerce. On Thursday, May 10, the department will host a Business After Hours event on St. Thomas at the Havensight Visitor Welcome Center from 5L30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will be entertained by Milos Kings. Throughout the week, representatives from DOT will conduct school visits spreading the message about the importance of tourism to VI students as well as share information about careers in hospitality at the USVI Hotel & Tourism Association Career Fair on May 9. To reinforce its message about the importance of customer service to the success of our tourism industry, throughout the month of May, DOT is sponsoring a territory-wide television advertising campaign. For more information about Tourism Week activities and to register for the seminars call 774-8784 on St. Thomas/St. John. DOT Celebrating National Tourism Week With Free Workshops
20 St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail email@example.com or fax 693-8885.TEACHING THE TABBY METHODACROSS 1 Composer Bartk 5 Does mates 10 Cellar, in ads for apts. 14 Clean vigorously France 30 be great if ... 31 Fillys feed 33 Perceived to be 43 Imitate a supermodel 44 Toe the mark 45 Dickens villain Uriah 46 That girls 47 Horton Hears ! 50 Mr. Capote, to his friends 51 La Cage Folles 53 Riddle, part 3 61 Part of a PA system 63 Ely or Paul 64 Ida. neighbor 65 Point a pistol 66 Port city in Florida 67 Eatery bill 68 Quarterback Tebow 71 Whats the ? (Same 73 El Capitans national park 75 Riddle, part 4 80 Time of Christmas 81 Poetic time after dusk 83 Cash spitter-outers 84 River in Switzerland 85 Big name in PCs 87 Long drink 89 Counterpart of Sir 99 Bible book before Job 100 Veiled 101 Be sore 103 Riddles answer 109 Cities plus their suburbs 113 Like most cupcakes 114 From Tehran or Tabriz 115 Post-Q run 116 More critical 117 Suit option 118 Was gutsy enough 119 Apt name for a herding dog DOWN 1 Totally fail 3 Texas border city 4 Right on! 5 Big to-dos 6 Funicello of Zorro 7 Form anew, as a sentence 8 Perfumed powder 9 Editors put this back in 10 Overgrown with limbs 11 Filmmaker Eisenstein 13 Dorothys dog 14 Add zest to 15 Redeemed, as a check 16 Make public 18 With 48-Down, Burgundy or Chianti restaurant 34 Indias Jawaharlal 36 Old Detroit beer brewer 38 Winning by a single point 39 Honked thing 40 United Arab Emirates capital 41 Closes 47 Tennis situation 48 See 18-Down 50 Eliots Rum Tugger 51 boy! 54 Hikers path 55 ET tales, say 56 -pah band 57 Herb in curry powder 58 Broken chord 59 Rub off 60 Prize won by Obama 66 Tattered 67 Singer Waits 68 Color lightly 69 Tabloid tidbit 70 Disarray 71 Via Mar 73 Round virgin ... 74 Port city in Florida 76 Ark 77 Rid of some rodents 79 Virgo, e.g. 85 Mass near a tonsil 86 Around, in a date 87 Instigates 88 Extensive 89 Mother 90 Olympic track star Evelyn 93 Actress Courtney -Smith 94 Perot running mate Pat 96 Utters 97 Writer Hemingway 98 Really must 104 Is incorrect 105 Netting 106 Walk across a stream 109 -cap stock 110 Eventful time 111 Roofers goo 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, May 10 The Island Green Building Association will have a free, public seminar on Thursday, May 10, from 5:30 to 6:30 Marketplace. Sunday, May 13 The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the great room at Gifft Hill Schools lower campus. The speaker for Sunday, May 13, is Kathy Guidi who will speak on Entitled or Empowered? A delicate balance. W edensday, May 16 The Family Resource Center extends an invitation to all persons, groups and agencies which have an interest in re-establishing services to address domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes on St. John to a meeting at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on Wednesday, May 16. The meeting will be at MKSCHC at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19 The Animal Care Center's major fundraiser of the year, Wagapalooza. Waga will be on Saturday, May 19, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the V.I. National Park Saturday, May 26 The Johns Folly Learning Institute is hosting its 16th Anniversary on May 26 at 2:30 p.m. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen will be the guest speaker. Entertainment will be provided by the Calvary Baptist Church Choir, the Emmaus Moravian Church Choir and more. Thursday, June 14 Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the graduation cer emony for the Class of 2012 on Thursday, June 14, at 5:30 p.m. on Trayser Field. This years commencement speaker will be Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz, former Astronaut and President/CEO of Ad Astra Rocket Company. A reception will follow. Saturday, June 16 St. John School of the Arts will host auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Performance/ Merit Scholarship on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 26 The second annual Chaotic Kayak Race is set for Sunday, August 26, at Oppenheimer Beach and last years winner is already talking smack.
St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 21 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Side: near Weston $700 One bedroom, one bath on Gift Hill $1000 One bedroom, one bath near Cruz Bay $1100 One bedroom, two bath on Gift Hill $1400 Two bedroom, one bath near Cruz Bay $1500 Two bedroom, one bath, washer in Fish Bay $1600 Two bedroom, two bath, w/d, furnished $1800 Two bedrooms, two bath on Gift Hill $1800 Two bedroom, one bath, furnished, A/C, w/d in Cruz bay $2100 Two bedroom, two bath, large loft and deck, w/d $2700 Coral Bay Side: One bedroom, one bath $800 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 TURN-KEY BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY! 20' cold plate International Truck, 20'x15' walkin freezer (2 lo-temp compressors), 40KW generator with propane. $45,000 cash 340-643-7615 340-776-6744 Services APARTMENTS FOR LEASE A/C, Washer/Dryer, balcony, clean, great location next to Westin, 1BR @ $1,150, 2BR @ $1,650, Security & 1st mo. Month to Month lease available. Call Laurie at 779-1804 or 227-6688 Get the picture with DISH NETWORK Always online with HUGHESNET Service on St. John firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Apartment in Bethany Large 2 BR Apartment in Bethany overlooking the Westin. Great views, A/C; Call 690-1104 Commercial/Ofce For Rent Public Notice Education Greenleaf Commons Excellent Opportunity for you to move into this Conveniently Located Commercial Complex with Plenty of On-Site Parking. Please Contact Debbie Hayes, Licensed USVI Real Estate Broker at 340 714 5808 or 340 642 5995 for further details. two-bedroom apartment with large deck, great view and always a coold breeze. Pets OK. 693-7612 or 998-7998. PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to a March 30, 2012, U.S. District Court Order (3:03-cv00115, Doc. 532) Conrming the Sale of Security for the Judgment in 3:03-cv-00115, the public is hereby given Notice that there is no Right of Way across 3h Estate Enighed (Tradewinds Building and surrounding property) to property known as 3A, 3Ae or 3Ag Estate Enighed (Tamarind Court). All persons with personal property on 3h Estate Enighed and 3i Estate Enighed, including trailers, are hereby given Notice to remove said property. Joan C. Oat, 03-cv-00115 Plaintiff April 12, 2012 Abandoned Boat Mr Joe's Toy, 17' Fab17370L3 Cruz Bay, St. John Contact (847) 571-2591 GIVE YOUR CHILD THE BEST Quality Education Low Tuition Pick up application at St. John Christian Academy Phone 693-7722 Weekend Sales Associate Wanted Friends of the Park Store in Mongoose Junction is looking for an energetic and attentive Sales Associate. The individual must be responsible and have excellent customer service and organizational skills. Knowledge of the Friends is a plus. Send resume to email@example.com or call 340.779.8700. Public Notice NEXT CLASSIFIED DEADLINE: THURSDAY MAY 10 TH For Rent Brand new threebedroom, two-bath house for rent on Seagrape Hill. Washer/Dryer, two large decks. No Smoking. Longterm only. $2,000/mo. Call 340-626-5401. STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS FROM $35 MONTH 643-3283 P ASTORY SELF STORAGE Available Immediately 5x5x8 up to 10x20x8 Starting at $85/mo. One mile from Cruz Bay. 340-776-1330 Storage Space Employment For Sale Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS Document #: 532 Filed: 03/30/12 Page 1 of 2 Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS Document #: 532 Filed: 03/30/12 Page 2 of 2 Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS Document #: 532 Filed: 03/30/12 Page 2 of 2 Case: 3:03-cv-00115-JRS Document #: 532 Filed: 03/30/12 Page 2 of 2 The St. John Montessori School, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Public Notice
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St. John Tradewinds The Ninth Annual Earth Day Fair went off without a hitch as 550 students from Christian Outreach Ministries Learning Center, Guy Benjamin School, Gifft Hill School, Head Start, the St. John Montessori School and Julius E. Sprauve School attended the fair on Friday, April 29. This year the highlight of the fair was the 1st Annual Litter Stomp Parade which was co-sponsored by the V.I. Waste Management Authority and Friends of V.I. National Park. Students took to the streets to march from JESS to the VINP songs and holding signs proclaim ing their dedication to keeping our island and planet litter free. Once at the fair students enjoyed new displays and the presentations of 25 presenters from various local organizations. The presentations and exhibits were cultural resources, renewable energy, recycling, and environmental education. Group representatives manned various booths with inter active and captivating demonstra tions. Students got dirty excavating a simulated archeology dig, learned about local seeds and crafts, crushed recycled cans, joined learned about growing their own fruits and vegetables, and helped to document numerous ways to keep St. John pristine for future generations. The fun and education continued on Hawksnest Beach on Saturday, April 30, at the third annual Reef Fest, the marine themed component to Earth Day. Visitors and locals were treated to reef educational displays and booths and a complimentary lunch. Just over 75 people took part in the event with their families and friends. Volunteers led visitors on guided SNUBA excursions, educated the public on boating safety, promoted the new Blue Flag beach program, and manned various booths that aimed to increase over all knowledge of the state of our coral. The beach day ended with a wonderful rhythmic drumming presentation by Love Citys very own Echo People. Friends of VINP would like to extend a special thank you to event sponsors Southland Gaming, the St. John Yacht Club and the St. John Audubon Society. Numerous island businesses and community partners also donated supplies and giveaways for the event as well. Friends would like to thank Baked in the Sun, Deli Grotto, First Bank, Love City Pan Dragons, Maho Bay Camps, Sam & John Brewers, St. John Ice, St. John Rotary, St. Thomas Dairies, Virgin Island Network of Environmental Educators, and Westin Resort and Villas for their generous contributions to all of the events. We would like to thank the many presenters who were on hand to teach our youth about their fragile island and global environment through creative activities and booths, said Friends program manager Audrey Penn. However, the real appreciation and thanks must go out to the numerous volunteers who donated their time to make these events happen, your involvement and dedication is admirable and the events would never have been able to happen without you all. Remember that earth day ideas should continue all year so be mindful of your footprint on our little island. INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM CATHERINEBERGS CINNAMON RIDGE 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private acre, bordered by National Park, features stunning north shore views, pool w/waterfall, spa, easy access to Cinnamon Bay beach. TRE VISTA ESTATE The perfect luxury retreat on St. John. 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. 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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 $195,000 S AUNDERS GUT two W ATERFRONT lots $345,000 each A LSO WESTIN TIMESHARES from $3,750 per weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS FROM $69,000 LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! HH-TW C 5/7, 5/28/2012.indd 1 4/25/12 8:05 PM St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott One student who took part in the Litter Stomp held a sign with a simple message, asking people to "Pick up Trash to Save the Earth." St. John Tradewinds, May 7-13, 2012 23
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