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Title: St. John tradewinds
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Place of Publication: St. John, V.I
Publication Date: 05-14-2012
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EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Maggie Wessinger, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Bob Schlesinger, Jack Brown SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $85.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRE SS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2012All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 AARP VI is sponsoring a Social Security and Medicare presentation for all St. John seniors on Wednesday, May 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Seniors have earned a say in what SS and Medicare is doing, or not doing. Bring questions and learn from the discussion which will help all seniors. Seating is limited and pre-registration is requested. To register for the event call 713-2002. Celebrate National Maritime Day on Tuesday, May 22, by helping to clean up the Coral Bay shoreline. Meet at Skinny Legs at 8:30 a.m. and bring some water and a smile! The event is being sponsored by the Coral Bay Community Council, Coral Bay Yacht Club and Skinny Legs. For more infor mation call Lora Koehler at (340) 344-4341. The Family Resource Center extends an invitation to all per sons, 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 May 16, at 5:30 p.m. Come out to hear an overview of Family Resource Centers mission and current programs and services which will be provided on St. John, will be presented. For more information call 776-3966. Attendees are asked to RSVP by May 14. The meeting will be about 90 minutes. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Calling all Guy Benjamin School supporters! The Coral Bay elementary school has a special event planned on Thursday, May 17, for everyone who helped the school in any way at all, explained GBS principal Dr. Whitman Browne. Were going to have an appreciation program for everyone who contributed time, money or anything to the success of our school, said Browne. GBS supporters are invited to stop by GBS backyard area at 10:30 a.m. on May 17 for an exciting event including performances by the Gladys Abraham School Choir, the Mighty Groover and more. We want to say Thank you to the St. John community, said Browne. We really look forward to showing our appreciation to everyone who has been there supporting us all year long. For more information call GBS at 776-6242. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott May rains have made residents happy with full cisterns while plants and cacti have been showing their pleasure by sending out beautiful blooms, above. Applications 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.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A year and a half after being convicted of assaulting Jamie Cockayne hours before the Pennsylvania man was stabbed to death, Kamal Thomas and Anselmo Boston might get another day in court. The V.I. Supreme Court heard the two mens appeals in March and recently found that their cases should be returned to V.I. Superior Court for further evidentiary hear ings. Cockayne had recently turned 21 when he was stabbed eight times, including once in the femoral artery, in front of the Fashion Palace just after midnight on June 19, 2007. Cockayne bled to death on the Cruz Bay street before emergency responders arrived on the scene. After several trials and vacated convictions, spanning more than two years, Thomas and Boston were convicted in 2010 of beat ing Cockayne hours before he was stabbed to death. A third defendant, Jahlil Ward, accepted a deal from prosecutors in December 2011 in which he pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter. Prosecutors alleged that Boston, of St. Croix, and Thomas, of St. John, along with Ward, also of St. John, got into an altercation with Cockayne at a Cruz Bay bar the night of June 18. After following Cockayne up the street, prosecutors alleged the three men beat him with at least one broken pool stick. Thomas was convicted of thirddegree assault, using a dangerous weapon during a crime of violence and two counts of threatening a witness. He was sentenced in November 2010 to about 9 years behind bars. Boston was convicted of thirddegree assault, using a dangerous weapon during a crime of violence and simple assault. He was sentenced in November 2010 to about 8 years in jail. In its appeal opinion, the V.I. Supreme Court found that the Superior Court committed a reversible error by not holding an evidentiary hearing to investigate possibly jury misconduct. According to Thomas appeal, an alternate juror approached Thomas attorney and told him that the jury had their minds made up, according to the Supreme Court opinion. In this case the defendant alleged that one of the jurors informed the other members of jury panel that defendant and a co-defendant had killed an individual victim and gotten away with it, according to the opinion. While there was no evidence presented at trial to suggest that Thomas or Boston were involved with Cockaynes death, the Superior Court should have held an evidentiary hearing to determine if the information from the juror affected the verdict, according to the Supreme Courts opinion. The trial court should have, at a minimum, held a limited evidentiary hearing to allow the juror to testify whether any extraneous prejudicial information was improperly brought to the jurys attention, according to the V.I. Supreme Court opinion. This matter is therefore remanded to the Superior Court for an evidentiary hear ing. If the jury misconduct is substantiated during an evidentiary hearing, it could result in a new trial for both Thomas and Boston. Bostons appeal was based on grounds that the jury convicted him of simple assault without sufrelates to the misdemeanor of simple assault, for which he served six months concurrent with the two felony charges of third-degree assault and weapons charges. The Supreme Court found that enough evidence did exist to support the simple assault conviction. In a prosecution leading to convictions for assault and using a dangerous weapon during the commission of a crime of violence, reviewing the evidence in the light most favorable to the People, a rational jury could have found the essential elements of the crime of simple assault beyond a reasonable doubt, upon proof that this defendant assaulted or aided and abetted the assault of the victim, including testimony of a witness who drove by the scene and alerted authori ties to the attack, as well as the existence of numerous contusions and abrasions on the victims face, arms, neck, shoulder, and legs, which were consistent with being punched, kicked, or struck with a stick, according to the Supreme Courts opinion. There was evidence from which the jury could reasonably have inferred that one of the individuals attacking the victim in the narrow time-frame involved was this defendant, and the evidence viction, according to the opinion. The possible jury misconduct, however, also affects Bostons conviction, according to the Supreme Courts opinion. It would be manifestly unjust to remand the co-defendants case [Thomas] for a hearing on the issue of jury misconduct and not the case of the present defendant [Boston], when the allegations proffer that both suffered the same prejudice from the same fundamental error in the same trial, according to the Supreme Courts opinion. This matter will therefore be remanded to the Superior Court for an evidentiary hearing regarding juror misconduct. St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 3 It would be manifestly unjust to remand the co-defendants case [Thomas] for a hearing on the issue of jury misconduct and not the case of the present defendant [Boston], when the allegations proffer that both suffered the same prejudice from the same fundamental error in the same trial. This matter will therefore be remanded to the Superior Court for an evidentiary hearing regarding juror misconduct. according to the opinion by the V.I. Superior CourtSt. John Tradewinds alcohol amongst Virgin Islands adolescents starts at 13 and increases rapidly with age. On Tuesday, May 15, The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence St. Thomas/St. John (COAST) will host a town hall meeting at the Julius E. Sprauve School cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. COAST invites parents, teach munity members to learn about the impact of underage drinking and to develop possible solutions. One solution is learning about grant opportunities to build community coalitions to address underage drinking and illicit drug use. Alcohol and alcohol consumption has completely engulfed our society and as adults we are sending the wrong message to our young people about the positive effects of alcohol, said COAST executive director Shelley Williams. COASTs goal at this town hall meeting is to encourage and allow the community to take ownership of the process of preventing underage drinking. Alcohol is the most common ly used and abused drug among youth. It causes serious and potentially life-threatening problems for young people. Alcohol is sometimes referred to as a gateway drug for youth because its use often paves the way to the use of other illicit substances, such as marijuana use. A survey focusing on teenagers and alcohol misuse in the United States, reported alcohol-related problems experienced by 4,390 high school seniors and found that within the preceding year, approximately 80 percent reported either getting drunk, binge drinking, or drinking and driving. More than half said that drinking had caused them to feel sick, miss school or work, get arrested, or have a car crash. the NCADD, which established in tackles drug and alcohol abuse and addiction by providing programs and services, advocacy to reduce gaps in client services and bringing awareness about the problem of drugs and alcohol in the community. For more information on this town hall meeting contact COAST at 775-1255.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds On the heels of last Octobers successful Project Homeless Connect, St. John Community Foundation is joining forces with local churches, Catholic Charities, Coral Bay Community Council and island businesses to make sure Love Citys neediest residents are taken care of all year long. Helping Other People Eat (HOPE) was born of the success of Project HomeJohn last October thanks to the efforts of the Department of Human Services, Innovative multitudes of volunteers and community donations, said SJCF executive director Celia Kalousek. With so much support for the single day, Kalousek was encouraged to do more for the islands homeless. This new initiative, however, will not replace Project Homeless Connect, she explained. Project Homeless Connect, which is a one day event designed to connect homeless persons with essential services, support, and quality of life resources will be coming again this fall, but in the meantime, St. John has mobilized to help those in need, said the SJCF executive director. dents on St. John are homeless or at risk of homelessness back in 2009, she explained. During the 2009 Point in Time Nationwide Homeless Count, St. John documented 26 homeless individuals, Kalousek said. When Kalousek helped out with the count again in 2011, she was shocked at the numbers. In January of 2011, the number of documented homeless increased to 45, said the SJCF executive director. And that does not include the Hidden Homeless and the individuals who are teetering on the edge of boats without adequate plumbing, lights, or refrigeration. These individuals need help getting nutritious meals while they are trying to make ends meet. While Catholic Charities provides meals to homeless residents each Tuesday at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay and at a location in Coral Bay, Kalousek thought more was needed and the staff at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Cruz Bay agreed. Catholic Charities provides a meal to the Homeless on Tuesdays at the Nazareth Lutheran Church and in Coral Bay, but that is not enough to help those who go hungry every day of the week, she said. Spurred to action by the knowledge that many on St. John are one medical accident and two paychecks away from being hungry or homeless, Father Anthony and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church congrega tion members decided to do more. The Cruz Bay catholic church now serves lunch to homeless residents each Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In order to keep those pantries full, KaMarket employees who help to make sure there is always plenty of food. If even more volunteers are recruited and donations reto do even more, according to Kalousek. supplements the donations from individuals and they now offer lunch from their Kalaloo Kitchen on Mondays and Fridays at the Catholic Churchs hall, she said. And they are willing to do more as volunteers and food donations come together to make it possible. So Kalousek teamed up with CBCC president Sharon Coldren and local businesses to kick off an island-wide food drive. Residents are encouraged to drop off nonperishable food items throughout the month nections East and Keep Me Posted at the Cocoloba shopping complex. The food will be used to feed the islands homeless population and stock a muchneeded food pantry, Kalousek explained. St. John is having a Food Drive to offer help through HOPE to anyone who is at risk of, or experiencing homelessness, she said. People can help by donating food that will be used in our local soup kitchens and development of a food pantry. So please check your pantry and if you have something you can live without, donate it to someone who cant. As this initiative moves along, Kalousek foresees expanding the services available to the islands neediest residents, she added. As we make the connections, we hope to reach out with more supportive services such as substance abuse counseling, employment coaching, and more, she said. We are also looking for a location to create a food pantry and clothes closet, as well as a place to shower. If anyone has any ideas, please join us and offer help to the hopeful. For more information about how to help feed the islands homeless, call Kalousek at SJCF at 693-9410.4 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 Happy Holidays! Gi Hill School is now accepting applications for future graduates. To inquire about enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year, please visit www.gihillschool.org or call 340-776-1730.Gi Hill School does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, or national or ethnic origin.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Caneel Bay Resorts Turtle Bay Estate House was taken over on Saturday night, May 5, by guests decked out in Mardi Gras beads and feathered masks. It wasnt an early Halloween party, but the 15th Annual Julius E. Sprauve School Gala. From the fully adorned welcoming committee, dressed in oversized masks embraced this years theme of a Spring Masquerade Ball. Although the gala is usually hosted earlier in the winter seaenjoy music by several different bands and entertainers, nosh on delicious fare and sip champagne while raising funds for the Cruz Bay public school. ing the amount raised at the gala, JESS Assistant Principal Brenda mind. committee to get to back to us, but were really hoping to raise about $50,000, said Dalmida. Weve all be thrilled with that amount. The galas Turtle Bay venue was certainly a highlight of the evening, and guests can expect future JESS galas to be hosted in the venue, Dalmida explained. We were very excited about being at Turtle Bay and we were excited to try something new, committed to staying up at Turtle Bay, but were going to move the event to January. Were already working hard to secure the date because the venue is unbeatable. The evening featured music by Koko and the Sunshine Band, who played on the lawn during the cocktail reception. Additional entertainment during the evening was supplied by the Ivanna Eudora Kean Jazz Band, members of the JESS School Choir and Paradise People. Passed hors doeuvres were followed by the grand Caneel buffet which included curried chicken turnovers, BBQ glazed spare ribs, grilled mahi mahi, cheese tortellini with baby artichokes and more. An impressive dessert station, which offered fresh bread pudding with creme anglaise, satGuests were able to bid at their leisure on silent auction items, from stays at local hotels to jewSt. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 5 Were going to tweak things a little bit. We feel like were taking baby steps. We know there are some things that we need to change next year and we are already coming up with new ideas. Brenda Dalmida, Julius E. Sprauve School assistant principalContinued on Page 18 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Tropical Focus PhotographyMasquerade masks were de riguer at the 15th Annual Julius E. Sprauve School gala at Estate Turtle Bay on Saturday night, May 5. R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M

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6 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 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 As Department of Health ofoccurring throughout the Virgin Islands government, residents are watching as long-offered services are disappearing from Cruz Bays Morris F. deCastro Clinic. of the gaps being left open by the cuts. Healing Others in a Positive Environment hosted a meet and greet with the community on Wednesday afternoon, May 9, on the third information about the groups ser vices. which offers free HIV and STD testing, recently expanded its ser vices and wanted to get the word out to community members, explained HOPE CEO Ivy Moses. With everything that has been going on with health care in the Virgin Islands and services being eliminated, especially on St. John, we wanted to ensure people that HOPE is still here and our services are free, said Moses. Were talking to people about our services, especially medical professionals. We want people to know exactly what we offer. HOPE has been offering free HIV tests since Moses founded the organization in 2000. Over the years, the group has added glucose, BMI and high blood pressure testing to its services. Now, HOPE also offers Hepatitis C testing as well. In addition to our testing, counselling and educational services, we recently added HCV testing, which tests for Hepatitis C, said Moses. The group also recently launched targeted testing and has been hitting the pavement, Moses added. Were also trying to increase our preventive services and as part of that weve been doing targeted testing where we go do to door in the community, he said. HOPE has already toured areas of Cruz Bay and Gifft Hill and ofand Coral Bay next month, accordbile unit and with that we have all of the equipment, so we can do all of the testing and everything right from there, said Moses. 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 Elliott(L to R) HOPE's administrator of health services LaShaunda Mobley, MKSCHC Dr. Joseph DeJames and HOPE CEO Ivy Moses smile for the camera during HOPE's meet and greet. www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds The Department of Human Services and the V.I. Police Department are on the lookout for 14-year-old Tyler Eugene who has been missing from the VI Behavioral Services Boys Group Home on St. Croix since Friday, May 4. Eugene was reported missing to the V.I. police by VIBS staff on the morning of May 4, after he engaged in an altercation with staff and left the facility. Eugene is 5-foot-5-inches tall and weighs 125 pounds. He has brown hair, eyes and complexion. Eugene frequents the Estate Concordia West area and at the time he went missing he was wearing a white T-shirt, brown short pants and black Clarks shoes. The department would like to issue a warning that anyone found harboring or aiding Eugene can be arrested by the VI Police Department and face criminal prosecution. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Eugene or has seen him is asked to notify the Juvenile Investigation Bureau of the VIPD by calling 778-2211. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Tyler Eugene, 14 years old

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St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 7 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds investigating the sinking of a 25foot Mako power boat which occurred in Cruz Bay harbor sometime during the night of May 6 or early morning May 7. After boating on Good Greef on Sunday, May 6, owner Gregory Pogan tied the vessel to his mooring, located just beyond the Cruz Bay harbor swim zone on the Wharfside Village side of the Loredon Boynes Ferry Dock, around 7 p.m. By 1 a.m. early Monday, May 7, Good Greef was completely upside down. At 7 p.m. I had pumped it dry and at 1 a.m. it was sinking and turtled; just completely upside down, said vessel owner Gregory Pogan. When he left the vessel, Pogan had no leaks or other issues which would have caused the vessels sinking, the St. John resident explained. There is no reason my boat sank without something extraor dinary happening, said Pogan. There had to be an impact by a larger boat. While he doesnt know exactly what occurred, Pogan has heard from two witnesses who heard and saw a ferry interfere with Good Greef he explained. I have a sound witness and an eyewitness and their times match up to right about when the midnight ferry comes in, Pogan said. When that ferry came in they were maneuvering to pull up to the dock and they must have impacted my boat. My boat is so much smaller than the ferry, if they just put the edge of the ferry on mine and powered through, they would just roll me right over, he said. They might not even have felt it. The ferry boat operators had no record of any incident that night, Pogan added. The ferry companies are saying nothing was recorded so it couldnt have been them, he said. investigating the incident and plan to conduct inspections and inter view witnesses, explained USCG spokesperson Ricardo Castrodad. It was reported to us that the vessel was tied to a mooring ball in Cruz Bay and an incident occurred which caused the vessel to sink, said Castrodad. It is under investigation and at this time we dont know what caused the vessel to sink. We cannot say it was a ferry at this time. Investigators were out there and they were able to speak to the owner of the vessel, said the USCG spokesperson. We will be interviewing witnesses as well. The USCGs investigation could take several weeks or more, Castrodad added. These investigations can take some time, he said. The timetable is determined upon the completion of the investigation and we I have a sound witness and an eyewitness and their times match up to right about when the midnight ferry comes in. When that ferry came in they were maneuvering to pull up to the dock and they must have impacted my boat. Gregory Pogan, boat owner 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 GROOMING SERVICE AVAILABLECALL FOR AN APPOINTMENTCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline R oad (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Weve Moved Cyndi A lvarado Professional Groomer Now at Canines, Cats and Critters Every T hursday Governor, will resume its auctions of properties in delinquent payment status of 10 or more years May 23 to 25 in the St. Thomas/ St. John District. The auction will be in the courtyard of the GERS Building on Kronprindsens Gade, St. Thomas. The property auctions will begin at 9 a.m. Potential bidders are encouraged to register between 8 and 9 a.m. Owners of delinquent properties can either pay their balances in full or enter into an installment arrangement in order to avoid the sale of their properties. Property owners interested in making tor at 776-6737 on St. John. Property owners whose properties are in probate are asked to A list of the properties that are slated for auction can be viewed at www.ltg.gov.vi. The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at the Gifft Hill School lower campus. The speaker for Sunday, May 20, is Gerry Londergan who will speak on things to give up in order to be happy. Londergan has a BS in history from Holy Cross College, spent 10 years on a municipal electric utility board and was an organizer for Clamshell Alliance (a non-violent organization that helped to stop the spread of nuclear energy). Child care is availble. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance. Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the graduation ceremony 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. Continued on Page 18

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8 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 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! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A group of about 60 St. John residents past and present gathered in Key Largo May 3 through 7 for a Love City reunion. Friends gathered to share old stories, hear new ones and reminisce about the old days. But it wasnt all just fun and games, the long-time friends raised money for a good cause. The group of St. John friends, some of whom still call Love City home and some of whom have moved away, had T-shirts made to commemo rate those in their circle who have passed on. After covering the cost of printing the shirts, the group donated $200, which was raised selling the shirts, to the St. John Kids and the Sea nonSt. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Arlene AltmanA group of 60 friends who forged their bonds on St. John gathered for a weekend reunion in Key Largo recently. ST. JOHN REAL EST A TE OVER VIEW Y ear to Date (as of 4/30/2012)

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St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 9 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 Continued on Page 23 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After two days of slogging through light winds and dodging passing squalls, John Ford sailed his Bowman 46 Corsair Castanet to the top of the Over-40 Pursuit class and won the three-man laser sail-off to take the cup in the 13th Annual Commodores Cup Regatta. Despite the less than perfect racing conditions, a total of 18 skippers registered vessels in the annual regatta on Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, out of Coral Bay harbor. While not all of those 18 vessels ended up completing the race courses over both days, the competition was still tight in all three classes. The regatta is the sole sailing event on St. John which is hosted by all three of the islands yacht clubs, St. John Yacht Club, Nauti Yacht Club and Coral Bay Yacht Club. The action was based in Coral Bay with skippers meetings, post-sailing bands and the awards ceremony hosted by Skinny Legs. The regatta is sponsored by Budget Marine, with support from Off Shore Marine, Premiere Wines and Spirits and Cruzan Rum, and youth sailing program St. John Kids and the Sea. We had a great time, said St. John Yacht Club commodore Scotty Barnett. All three yacht clubs really came together and we really appreciate all of the sailors who came out to support the regatta and the KATS program. chance to win a 10-foot Carib inoutboard motor, registration fees and T-shirt sales all went to ensure that the youth sailing program continues its more than 20 year tradition of sea safety instruction. Following John Ford, Tom Rowlinson aboard the Sparkman and Stephens 41 Terra Nova, placed second in the Over-40 Pur suit class. In the Under 40 Pursuit class, Fords son, Nat Ford aboard his Buchanan 38 Ocean Wavehis Southern Cross 28, Southern Breeze, took second place in the class. Lora Koehler aboard her Pearson 30 Zephyr took third place in the class. The PHRF class saw close competition with Mike Feiraband, about an IC-24 chartered from Paul Stoeken and christened M.T. for the regatta, posting the best overall time. Larry Boxerman and Robin Swanks Pearson 37 Southbound took second in the PHRF class while Andrew Camerons Vega 27 African Queen took third place in the class. A four boat class of St. John KATS students also took part in this years Commodores Cup. Sailing lasers, the students raced a shortened course on Sunday, May St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Doug BeanGlassy seas and light winds marked the 13th annual two-day Commodore's Cup Regatta.

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10 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 SPRING SPECIAL10% OFF DISPLAY ADS(new or existing clients) offer ends May 30, 2012340-642-5365 info@stjohnmagazine.comBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While usually hosting recep tions for professional artists, Bajo el Sol Gallery will feature the work of 15 outstanding Ivanna Eudora Kean High School students at an opening reception on Friday, May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. Bajo owners Tom and Livy Hitchcock have proudly showed work of students at IEKHS and years. This year, the student show will feature the work of 15 students in Lisa Etres Color and Design Class. The program is possible thanks to a grant from the V.I. Council on the Arts for a project titled Found Art Assemblage, explained IEKHS art teacher Lisa Etre. The grant covers the production as well as the exhibition of the students work, said Etre. This project is supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, in Washington DC. Etres class used all sorts of discarded objects and materials to create impressive works of original art. Found Art Assemblage creates art from recycling objects that would be discarded or reusing objects that are found anywhere, said the art teacher. Students began with 11-inch by 14-inch panels which they covered with paper. Then they layered the work with recycled prints, metal, buttons, toys, shells, jewelry ribbons, paint, and a box within a box, said Etre. The project was more than just an exercise in gluing objects to a box; students were pushed to include personal items and messages in their pieces, Etre explained. Students were required to include something of their own and were also given a written assignment to describe the piece using nouns and verbs, she said. From these words, they made sentences and created poems around the art pieces. The students also were treated to a workshop with St. John artist Annie Caswell, thanks to a School Kids in the Park (SKIP) grant from Friends of V.I. National Park, explained Etre. Additionally, a SKIP grant from the Friends of the VI National Park, titled Spirit Dolls provided funds for this same class to travel to Cinnamon Bay to learn about the Tiano Indians, visit the museum and tour the Danish ruins, said Etre. Artist Annie Caswell conducted the workshop where students made their own spirit dolls. The IEKHS students work has already been lauded, and several pieces have even been sold already, Etre added. hibited in the recent Caribbean Colour show in St. Thomas, where two were sold and one student placed second in the student competition, said Etre. Also, one col-Art Opening Featuring Work by IEK Students in Etres Color and Design Class on May 25 IEKHS student Jerell James, at left, is one of the artists whose work will be featured at Bajo el Sol Gallery. Stop by to see work like James' "Meditation," above.St. John Tradewiinds News PhotosContinued on Page 16

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By Zoe Ferrigno St. John Tradewinds On Saturday, May 19, St. John residents of both the twoand four-legged variety will gather at the V.I. National Park annual Wagapalooza fundraiser. The main focus of the event, which starts at 5 p.m., will be a Westminster Dog Show-inspired competition featuring local pups. Attendees will also be able to partake in other food and drinks provided by local island businesses. [Wagapalooza] is as much a fundraising event as it is an event for the community to come out and enjoy a day with the animals, said ACC Board of Directors Vice President Karin Schlesinger. eral concerned St. John residents came together to address the growing population of stray, sick, and starving dogs and cats on the island. For years, this informal group of animal-loving islanders worked to provide compassionate care for these animals despite a serious lack of support, resources, and funds. Individual members of the movement set up makeshift shelters for dogs and cats in their own homes, and the group began hosting dance parties and bake sales to raise money for their cause. While these beginnings were certainly challenging and distinctively grass roots, over the years both the ACC and organization and support. each year to support itself in addition to the small amount of funding it receives from the Virgin Islands government. There is the annual formal holiday cocktail party in Decemcourse, Wagapalooza, in May. Originally hosted at Skinny Legs Bar and Grill in Coral Bay, Wagapalooza quickly outgrew the small venue and In addition to increasing its popularity among community members, the event has also garnered the growing support of several local businesses. This year, High Tide Bar and Seafood Grill has created a signature event cocktail, liquor will be supplied by Caravan Auto, beer by St. John Breweries, and soft drinks and mixers by Pine Peace Mar ket. All of the events food is being provided by Driftwood Davids, and there will be a variety of local-business-sponsored T-shirts on sale as well. Funds from this years event will go towards sustaining the ACCs day-to-day operations at its no kill shelter as well as its bigger-picture goals: spaying and neutering homeless animals; educating pet owners about the impor cats and dogs; and raising money for animals in need of medical care. Events like [Wagapalooza] are really important to the longevity of the organization, said Schlesinger. Were a no kill shelter, and most of our money comes from volunteer efforts, fundraising efforts, volunteers, and member ships. Its absolutely critical to keeping us open. For more information about Wagapalooza, or to register their dogs in the competition, to volunteer, make a donaat www.wagapalooza.com.St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 11 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 info@stjohnvacationrental.net 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.

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12 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds With two spacious master suites and a separate private one-bedroom cottage all perched on a hillside in Fish Bay, Unicorn by the Sea offers exceptional views from every single room. The three-bedroom, four-bath villa, extensively remodeled just a few years ago, is for sale for $1.595 million. The home features sweeping views of Fish Bay, Ditleff Point and beyond from each of the wellappointed rooms, explained Islandia Real Estate broker/associate Marty Beechler. Unicorn by the Sea is perched high on a hillside overlooking Fish Bay, Ditleff Point and the Caribbean Sea to St. Croix, said Beechler. This awesome view is enjoyed from every room including the separate guest cottage. The home was completely remodeled only two years ago and is easily accessible via paved public and private estate roads no more than a 10 minute drive from Cruz Bay. The main house boasts an expansive great room as well as an open-air gourmet kitchen, Beechler explained. As soon as you enter the house the view capti vates you immediately as you look across the living area which is usually open to the breeze and the sunshine streaming in across the deck, he said. This area can also be quickly closed up should one prefer air-conditioned comfort. A large gourmet kitchen complete with an island seating area is bright and tastefully adorned in a tropical motif. The main living space also includes a dining area as well as both outdoor and indoor seating to take full advantage of those stunning water views. With air conditioning an option, no one will be uncomfortable Sliding doors can bring in the breeze, or close for air conditioning. Continued on Page 19 Vezio Ricciardi / License #91505 (tel) 340-776-6134 (email) design_envir@yahoo.comVezios Custom Painting St. John Tradewiinds News PhotosSit back, relax and enjoy the views of Fish Bay, Ditleff Point and beyond.

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St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 13 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottDara Cooper of UVI's CES helps a Julius E. Spruave School student determine how much sugar is in his fruit drink. Support your local newspaper! We need your support to report.By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Julius E. Sprauve School eighth graders learned some hard facts on Friday, May 11, during the 19th annual Lets Talk conference at the Westin Resort and Villas. The conference, organized each year by JESS physical education teacher Lecia Richmond and nurse practitioner Fran Jacobsen, is designed to give students real information about their lives and bodies through presentations from various experts. The students learned about the perils of unwed teen pregnancies and the realities of HIV and AIDS during morning sessions with child support expert Terrence Joseph and AIDS social worker Jason Henry. Before breaking for lunch, the students learned to determine just how much sugar is contained in common beverages like canned ice-tea, soda drinks and even fruit juices. Dara Cooper of the University of the Virgin Islandss Cooperative Extension Services explained how to understand what 38 grams of sugar in a 10-ounce soda can really means. Students were quickly using Coopers formula to determine that their once beloved ice tea bottle actually contained 14 teaspoons of sugar. To make her point even more clear, Cooper had students pour 14 teaspoons of sugar into an empty 12-ounce bottle to see just how much sugar they were ingesting. Using a 10-ounce bottle of pineapple and orange fruit drink contain ing 10 percent juice, students determined there were actually nine tea spoons of sugar in the one serving. And that is supposed to be good for you, Cooper asked the students. After listening to Coopers presentation, most of the students in the room said their new knowledge just might make a difference in their future beverage consumption habits. gang awareness and bullying prevention.

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14 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 In response to Westin Generator Noise Annoying Neighbors. If the Westin switched their all night exterior lighting to LEDs, they would use 80 percent less Kilowatts than they are now using for conventional lighting. The Marketplace on St. John is being a good corporate citizen by switching their 24 hour interior light ing to four foot LED tube lights in all their three foyer levels. Green energy saves kilowatts. Respectfully Submitted, Robin Gallup Last week I was up in New Hampshire. It was cold. My church was going to have an anniversary party on Sunday while I was there. I wrote this to them: Hello everyone, sorry I can not make it to the special service tonight, I am in NH where it is still 40 degrees in the morning. Anyway I stay with my 93-year-old mother, who just left to check up on her 96-year-old neighbor who did not answer her phone. My mother handed me a bunch of old papers and pictures of and from me that she had collected. One of them was an invocation that I gave to a conference of Rotarians attended by most of the islands leaders when the President of Rotary International came to St. Thomas in 1998: I have recently become comfortable with the word God, so I would like to use it in this invocation and I would like to encourage those of you who are more comfortable using another word or concept to do so. God, thank you for our family, friends, acquain tances and the people we come in contact with. Please help us to remember how much they mean to us and to support them, particularly when we need to remember it the most. Help us to be able to tolerate and to give up our fears and uncertainties in our relationships with them, and to accept them as they are. God thank you for allowing us to live on this beautiful island with others from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America and other parts of the world. God, help our leaders to have the wisdom to learn from the qualities of all of the people that they lead and the integrity to lead in a way that is fair and provides the opportunity for all of us and our children to thrive and grow, prosper and to become the people that we can be. Thank you God for the opportunity to belong to Rotary, which provides us with friendship and with a way to contribute to our community and the world, collectively we can have much greater impact than we could possibly have alone. You can insert the groups that you work with to help this community and enjoy your day. Greg Miller Giuliana Ruby Germain was born on St. Thomas on Monday, May 7, at 8:26 p.m. weighing 7 pounds and 12 ounces, to parents, Sophie Rutnik and Brummell Germain, and brother, Jameer. Guilianas paternal grandparents are Peter and Theresa Germain, and maternal grandparent are Andy and Janet Cook-Rutnik.St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Courtesy Janet Cook-Rutnik

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St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 15 St. John Tradewinds The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs last week reminded all commercial space and building owners in the territory engaging in commer cial renting that they must be in possession of a valid business license. The requirement for all commercial renters to obtain a valid business license(s) is pursuant to Title 27, Section 302 of the Virgin Islands Code. Persons who fall within one or more of the following categories are required by law to obtain the applicable license type for their property: A building owner renting an entire non-residential building or facility. An owner of a commercial building renting single or multiple units, bays, rooms, or spaces. Rental of a commercial space or building constitutes engaging in an act of business. Building owners who have not met the legal requirements of obtaining a current business license from DLCA are in violation of the licensing laws of the Virgin Islands. Any commercial building/space owner found renting without the appropriate license will be subject to citations and applicable penalties. For additional information, contact the Licensing Division of DLCA on St. Thomas at 774-3130. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was on St. Croix to compete took time to meet Governor John deJongh at a pre-race soiree.St. John Tradewinds On June 7-8, 2012 on St. Thomas the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center will Value and Building Wealth, an internationally-acclaimed seminar for owners, managers, and advisors of small businesses at the VI SBDC Training Facility on St. Thomas. The program is designed to help owners and managers of small nancial management and increase their chances of success in todays Statistics show that over half of all businesses that fail each year record sales, said Leonor Dottin, State Director of VI SBDC. The most successful businesses have found that the key to long-term success revolves around effective SBDC is committed to the longterm success of the small business community in the Virgin Islands by providing this kind of education. This two-day program will inning, planning for growth, cost, volume and pricing issues, and deing for your business. Participants will practice teaching points by using case studies and discussing real-life examples. For more information about this program, contact Mary Joe Williams at the VI SBDC Lead Center on St. Thomas at 340-776-3206.

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lage placed second in the recent Annual Congressional Art Competition held last month. Beyond selling work or receiving adula tion for their work, students gain valuable knowledge just through the experience of creating art. These opportunities give students the experience of creating art other than traditional drawing and painting and works with students of all levels, said Etre. Students are forced out of their comfort zone and often are surprised at the quality of their results. Selling and receiving awards also helps reinforce the value of their talents. IEKHS students showing work at Bajo are Kiendra Browne, Edysha Fredericks, Charisma Hypolite, Jerell James, Shakeem Joseph, Felix Luis Yazquez, Altariq Malone, Rena Marcellin, Avril Paul, Kiarah Penn, Sabriela Rosendo, Shamoi Samuel, Jamal Casimir, Orville Bergan, and Julian Francis. Be sure to stop by Bajo el Sol on Friday, May 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. to see the impressive work by these IEKHS students and encourage their achievements. The gallery is located at Mongoose Junction. For more information call the gallery 693-7070.16 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 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 Church Service 7:15 a.m., 9 a.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 DirectoryContinued from Page 10"A Night at the Prom" by Julian Francis. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottA crowd decked out in be-dazzled hats of all shapes and sizes packed Skinny Legs on Saturday afternoon, May 5, for the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. Kathy Roberts, above at left, and her mother Katherine Roberts, who was also celebrating her 86th birthday, were among the onlookers. Hats on for Derby Day

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St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 17 St. 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: The oil industry is planning what some call a dangerous strategy of drilling for oil on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Arctic Ocean. Whats going on? Vera Bailey, New Hope, PA In November 2011 the Obama administration began lifting the moratorium on off-shore drilling that had been imposed in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar an15 leases for oil development on Alaskas Outer Continental Shelf and in the Gulf of Mexico. For now the East and West coasts of the continental U.S. have been spared from drilling, but environmentalists are particularly wor ried about opening up the fragile Alaskan Arctic to off-shore rigs. make available for development more than three-quarters of undiscovered oil and gas resources estimated on the [Outer Continen tal Shelf], including frontier areas such as the Arctic, where we must proceed cautiously, safely and based on the best science avail able, Salazar told reporters. Republicans were incensed that more acreage was not being made available for off-shore drilling, but environmentalists couldnt believe what they were hearing for differ ent reasons: In June 2011 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) had released a 292-page report commissioned by Interior Secretary Salazar to identify the gaps in about how drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas north of Alaska would affect the region, reported Jerry Bellinson in Popular Mechanics. The report, Bellinson said, details several areas where those gaps exist, including oil-spill cleanup technologies, basic mapping of currents and the effects of under water noise on sea mammals. Despite the USGSs warnings, the Obama administration decided to proceed anyway. Drilling infrastructure permareported Defenders of Wildlife. Drill rig footprints, undersea pipelines, dredging ship channels, and dumped drill cuttings the rock material dug out of the oil or gas well are often contaminated and regulate the pressure in drill ing operations. The group adds that contami nated sediments are carried long distances by currents and can kill important small bottom-dwelling creatures at the bottom of the marine food chain. Defenders also argues that spills, leaks and occasional BPlike catastrophes are unavoidable with off-shore oil drilling, if history is any guide. Even with safety protocols in place, leaks and spills are inevitable each year U.S. drill ing operations send an average of 880,000 gallons of oil into the ocean, Defenders reported. As for wildlife, off-shore drill ing can have devastating effects even with no spills or leaks. Seismic surveys conducted during oil and gas exploration cause tempo rary or permanent hearing loss, induce behavioral changes, and even physically injure marine mammals such as whales, seals and dolphins, reported Defenders. Construction noise from new facilities and pipelines is also like ly to interfere with foraging and communication behaviors of birds and mammals, according to Defenders. Because they are at the top of the food chain, many marine mammals will be exposed to the dangers of bioaccumulation of organic pollutants and metals. And off-shore drilling only adds insult to injury as far as Defenders is concerned.Drilling in the Arctic Ocean

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dont know how long that will take. It could be several weeks depending on the complexity of the case. the hard. Good Greef was hauled to the Cruz Bay beach and righted on Monday afternoon, May 7, thanks to a great community effort, explained Pogan. The boat was salvaged with a lot of help from locals, he said. We were able to get it close enough to shore to lift it up and turn it over. A lot of people helped us out and just grabbed a line and helped me roll it over. People were really helpful, Pogan said. Crisis seems to bring out the best in a lot of people. The USCG's vague timetable will not be much help to Pogan, who did not have insurance on the private vessel. Likely lost are Pogans twin 150hp Mercury Mariner outboard engines which were less than three years old and valued at around $18,000, according to Pogan and brand new batteries. I just bought new batteries two weeks ago, said the vessel owner. After we salvaged it, my mechanic told me Thank God you had new batteries, it was enough to fry everything. In addition to replacing the motors, batteries and electrical connections, Pogan is also looking at about $2,000 to $3,000 in structural repairs to Good Greef he added. who heard or saw anything related to the sinking of Good Greef to call the USCG Marine Safety Detachment on St. Thomas at 776-3497. elry and art work, which was displayed throughout the estate house. Ronnie Klingsberg led the live auction which offered stays in luxurious villas, trips to exotic locations and lunch for eight at Caneel Bay Resort with Lieutenant Governor Greg Francis. While not all of the packages were snatched up, there were some great deals to be had, explained Dalmida. We do believe that we slipped up a bit this year, said the JESS assistant principal. We didnt get as much as we wanted for some of our really great prizes, but were learning. Residents can expect next years JESS fundraising gala to be even better. Gala organizers have already been contacted by several residents eager to help plan next years event, Dalmida added. People have already been calling to say they want to be on the brainstorming team for putting together next years gala, she said. The will of the people ly in place, guests can expect the JESS gala to simply get better and better each year, Dalmida explained. Were going to tweak things a little bit, she said. We feel like were taking baby steps. We know there are some things that we need to change next year and we are already coming up with new ideas. What we really want is for people to mingle and to have fun while raising money for the school, said Dalmida. JESS Parent, Teacher, Student Association president Alice Krall deemed the night a success. We are thrilled and so happy with all the people who came out and supported the school, said Krall. We thought it was a great night. We have to thank Caneel Bay for doing a fantastic job as usual. Funds raised at the 15th Annual JESS Gala will go toward pur chasing a van to transport student athletes to events and competitions and to upgrade the schools PA system.18 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot 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; pgunow@gmail.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 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.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 design_envir@yahoo.com St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Continued from Page 5 Continued from Page 7 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Tropical Focus PhotographyMembers of the Julius E. Sprauve School Choir entertained gala guests.

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St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 19 Saturday, May 5 4:00 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that her home was burglarized. Burglary in the second. 7:00 a.m. A citizen c/r that the Animal Care Center shelter in Estate Enighed was burglar ized. Burglary in the third. 10:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r loud music. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, May 6 2:43 p.m. An Estate Mandhal resident c/requesting police assistance to retrieve personal items from a residence. Police assistance. Monday, May 7 5:37 a.m. A citizen c/r seeing what looked to be illegal aliens unloading in the area of Lameshur. Suspicious activity. 3:51 p.m. A nurse at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/r a D.O.A. DOA. 5:14 p.m. A citizen c/r that someone stole her handbag. Grand larceny. 11:00 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/requesting police assistance to make her exboyfriend leave her alone. Police assistance. T uesday, May 8 12:08 a.m. A citizen c/r Johns Folly. Illegal discharge of 10:30 p.m. A citizen p/r that he lost his wallet on St. Thomas. Lost documents. 11:00 a.m. Badge #690 p/ with one minor of the Calabash Boom Apartments, placed under arrest and charged with assault in the third. She was released into the custody of her mother. No time given An Estate Mandhal resident p/requesting police assistance to retrieve her belongings. Police assistance. 12:40 p.m. A citizen p/r that an employee stole money from his business safe. Grand larceny. 4:10 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that he was involved in a hit and run. Auto accident. 10:10 p.m. A doctor at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/requesting police assistance to remove a male from the clinic. Police assistance. W ednesday, May 9 1:30 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that she is being stalked by a male. Stalking. Thursday, May 10 6:45 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that her boyfriend slapped her in the face. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. 9:30 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r that someone stole his iPhone. Grand larceny. Friday, May 11 1:20 a.m. A visitor from MA p/r that his rental vehicle was stolen from Cruz Bay. Unauthor ized use of vehicle. 3:25 a.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r someone tampering with his landlords vehicle. Vehicle tampering. Law Enforcement 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 the help of the entire community. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed to solve these cases. St. John On Thursday, February 2, two people were parked outside of Mongoose Junction, Cruz Bay when a man asked them for a ride. When they were in the vicinity of E&C Service Station, he robbed both of them of their personal belongings. The suspect, who was armed with a large, fork-type object, then got out of the vehicle and ran towards the Methodist Church. St. Thomas On Saturday, April 28, at 7:50 p.m., a man was walking on the waterfront in the area of the Coast Guard Dock when he was approached by six Hispanic men. One of them said in Spanish, What happen, and then several shots. The victim stated that some of the men got into a boat and drove off while the was treated for several gunshot wounds. St. Croix On Wednesday, May 2, employees at the Department of Public Works in Annas Hope discovered that about 200 alubeen stolen from the property. Each sign costs about $400 with an overall loss of $80,000. Help law enforcement identify the thief and the buyers of the met al. Lets continue to help make the community a safer place to live by submitting information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-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 accord ing to your instructions. The minimum reward for the arrest of an armed assailant is $900. For the arrest of a bur glary suspect, it is $714 plus 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. The maximum reward is $2,500. St. John Tradewiinds News Photo You won't be able to pull yourself away from the views at Unicorn by the Sea. in Unicorn by the Sea. Just past the half bath is the glass door to the study which has ample comfortable seating from which to enjoy the sound system, wide screen Sony and of course the fabulous views south to the horizon, said Beechler. Or just one touch of the remote and the A/C kicks in when you need to put on the chill. The two master suites, each with en suite baths and outdoor decks, are located on the lower level of the main house, just steps away from the crystal clear pool. Two air-conditioned master suites are located on the pool level, Beechler said. Oversize impact resistant sliders show off the amazing view of Ditleff Point and the Caribbean Sea from both bedrooms looking beyond each rooms tiled outdoor deck. The bedrooms are tastefully furnished with cheerful decor and a Cato the en-suite full baths, an outdoor native stone shower is also available for a touch of variety. The inviting pool and deck area which includes a full a wet bar is sure to be the center of entertainment at Unicorn by the Sea. The kidney shaped concrete pool is only steps away from the two master suites and is surrounded by a generous deck area complete with a gas barbecue grill and wet bar ready for an afternoon or evening of outdoor entertainment, said Beechler. A separate guest cottage is situated on the 0.82-acre property to afford the perfect amount of privacy, Beechler added. Also located on the property is a one bedroom guest cottage situated below the pool area just far enough away from the main house to afford its occupants a bit of privacy when preferred, he said. It has its own entrance from the driveway as well to make it practical as a separate stand-alone dwelling for guests or a long term tenant or caretaker. Unicorn by the Sea is a popular vacation rental already, but the home would also be ideal as a long-term rental or a family residence, Beechler explained. Unicorn is currently an active vacation rental villa generating an attractive income stream for its current owners when they are not using the home themselves, he said. Unicorn by the Sea is a delightful example of Caribbean style living, perfect for a vacation retreat, a permanent residence or a bit of both. For more information about Unicorn by Sea, which is listed by Islandia Real Estates Beechler and Karye Carney, call Beechler at 776-6666 or 626-1399. Continued from Page 12

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20 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.GETTING PREPOSITIONEDACROSS 1 Symbol before a key signature 5 Neighbor of Kauai 9 Actress Fox 14 Produces a winter blanket? 19 Arriving like fog 22 Smiths tool 23 Out of character 25 Hard up 26 Barks in pain 28 Without face value, as stock 30 Theologians subj. 31 Not up on current trends 36 Take a whack 37 States north of Nebraska 40 Bauxite, e.g. 41 Pizazz 43 Applying to all 48 Ones going a-courting 51 Reassuring words after an accident 52 ... Mac PC? Motor 55 Come again? 56 Brief moment 57 Past proper limits 64 Ending for opal 65 Bring forth 66 Union topic 67 Lower exterior part of a ships hull 69 LOral rival 72 Nothing ! 74 Finer in meaning 76 Taxing work 77 Construction beams with 90-degree angles 79 Buenos , Argentina 80 Gold, to Julio 81 Loony 85 Drink like Fido 88 S-X linkup 90 Woodsy, e.g. 91 Have unpaid bills 92 Washoe County seat 93 So long 95 Irrelevant 102 Its capital is Nukualofa 104 for Cookie (Sesame Street tune) 105 Awakens 106 Oom- 108 Subjected to severe trials 113 Golf surprise 114 Ad per aspera (Kansas motto) 115 Co. offering a Buddy List 116 The Family Circus cartoonist Bil 120 Shah, e.g. 122 A bit ill 127 Shah, e.g. 128 Hens resting place 129 Remove from a computer 130 Arranged for 131 Spanish for others 132 Challenge for a lab rat 133 To be, to Tiberius DOWN 1 Big name in early computers 2 Theater area 3 Airline to Ben Gurion 4 Publication thats quickly thumbed 5 Add- (peripherals) 6 Bus. rep 7 Arrive at, as a solution 8 Not masked 10 Gift for music 11 One peeking 12 Vowel string 13 Amateur 14 Italian Riviera city 15 Dayton-to-Toledo dir. 16 Way up there in years 17 Broader 18 In a foxy way 20 Enlarged map details 24 D.C. summer hrs. 29 Declaration 32 Holds 34 Woo- ! 35 Momentous time 37 Speech spot 38 Peak 39 Ray of fast-food fame 42 Punch noise 44 Give a (care) 46 With 62-Down, rotten sort 47 Dumbbell 49 Extent 50 Handle the helm 54 Timmys TV dog 57 Yogi of baseball 59 Lemon-hued 60 Be snaky 62 See 46-Down 63 Tapered off 68 a snap! 69 Coagulates 71 Exempt from regulations 72 Pol Quayle 73 Municipal statute: Abbr. 75 Banquet liquid holder 78 Onion or lily 79 Help in crime 82 Beats (up) 83 Coal carrier 84 Lea lady? 85 Luau gifts 86 Bancroft of Women 87 Ollas, e.g. 89 Ida. neighbor 92 Casino game 94 Ottawa site 96 Quitos land 97 Autograph: Abbr. 99 Easter eats 100 tu (Verdi aria) 101 Oktoberfest dances 103 Maestro Toscanini 106 City of Light 107 Lexus rival 109 To be ... 110 Rat-a- 111 Dull 112 Justice Kagan 117 Figuring-out shouts 118 Little House on the Prairie shopkeeper 119 Stanley Gardner 121 Otoscope-wielding doc 123 That, to Tito 124 ACLU issues: Abbr. 125 Oz musical, with The 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 W ednesday, 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 May 16, at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20 The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at the Gifft Hill School. The speaker for Sunday, May 20, is Gerry Londergan who will speak on 15 things to give up in order to be happy. T uesday, May 22 Celebrate National Maritime Day on Tuesday, May 22, by helping to clean up the Coral Bay shoreline. Meet at Skinny Legs at 8:30 a.m. and bring some water and a smile! W ednesday, May 23 AARP VI is sponsoring a Social Security and Medicare presentation for all St. John seniors on Wednesday, May 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting The VI Waste Management Author ity invites all interested per sons to a introductory meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd, at UVI's Academic Center at The Marketplace from 6 to 8 p.m. 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. 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.

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St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 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 Two bedroom, one bath near Cruz Bay $1500 Two bedroom, one bath, washer in Fish Bay $1600 Two bedroom, one bath, IN TOWN, $1800 Two bedroom, two bath, w/d, furnished $1800 Two bedrooms, two bath on Gift Hill $1800 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1800 Two bedroom, loft, one bath, IN TOWN $2100 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 info@dishanddat.com 340 779 4001 RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR: Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 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 Misc. 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. 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 New, lower-level 2BD, 2BA villa, fully furnished, SS appliances, W/D, stunning views! Includes basic cable, 340-998-0082 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 store@friendsvinp.org or call 340.779.8700. Public Notice For Rent Brand new three-bedroom, two-bath house for rent on Seagrape Hill. Washer/ Dryer, two large decks. No Smoking. Long-term only. $1,800/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 more information call 776-6857 Expanding Watersports Company is accepting applications for:RETAIL SALES BEACH ATTENDANTSMUST BE: reliable and professional, detail-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills, clean cut and able to swim. Four bedroom, two bath house for rent and rooms, bottom oor, non-smoker, no pets, Cruz Bay area. Call 473-9025 For Sale SAVE 80% ON WAPAReplace all night lighting with LEDs. "Green energy that saves kilowatts". Robin@ledconversionsinc. com, 340-513-1386 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ZONING MAP AMENDMENTTO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OFFICIAL DISTRICT MAPS FOR ST. JOHN U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDSSt. Ursula Multi-purpose Center St. JohnTuesday, May 22, 2012 6:00 pm Application ZAJ-12-1: Hugo A. Roller for Parcel No. 8-4-1 Remainder Estate Carolina, No. 1 Coral Bay Quarter, St. John from A-2 (Agricultural Zone) to B-3 (Business-Scattered ) and a camping use variance. The purpose of the request is to develop a destination camp site.Files can be reviewed on St. Thomas at DPNRs Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, Cyril E. King Airport, Terminal Building Second Floor or on St. John at DPNRs Office ( in front of the Elaine Sprauve Public Library, Cruz Bay ) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday except holidays. 5/14; 5/21/2012

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22 St. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 EXCEPTIONAL St. John Villa Offered Through Debbie Hayes EXCLUSIVE REAL ESTATE SERVICE IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS DEBBIE HAYES, GRILICENSED U.S VIRGIN IS L ANDS REA L ESTATE BROKER/ OWNER Ofce: 340 714 5808Cell: 340 642 5995DH@DH. www.StJohnVIRealEstate.com Villa Solemare is an Italian inspired 3 bedroom villa with spectacular views and all of the amenities you expect in a Luxury Island Home. Oered at $3.45 M DebbieHayes-TW SM 2.15.2012.indd 1 2/15/12 4:10 PM Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w c a r i b b e a n v i l l a c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O

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6, with the two-person team of Luke PaSailing a laser single-handed, Kaitlyn Cummings placed second in the class. Nadia Dudkin, Alex Ray, Missy Muilenburg and Maeven Noel also sailed lasers in the regatta. day afternoon, May 6, the sailing action PHRF classes. Father and son John and Nat Ford, and Feirabend jumped aboard laser hulls to determine the winner of the 13th Annual Commodores Cup. With barely a knot of breeze, Nat Ford jumped out to an early lead, using mostly kinetics to maneuver er. With a bit of help from a passing dinghy, however, John Ford managed to close the gap and over take his son on the homeward leg of the short course with Feirabend bringing up the rear. While the race was a close one, in the end John Ford sailed to victory in the laser sail off and will have his name engraved on the ishers took home coveted Budget Marine in the regatta went home empty handed. retail stores, restaurants and more were donated prizes for regatta participants. We really want to thank everyone who donated prizes and helped us host another great regatta, said Barnett. We also send big thanks to Donald Sussman and Stan and Elise Rose who purchased the dinghy as well as Off Shore Marine, which sold the dinghy at a deep discount. We also thank Skinny Legs for hosting the regatta and furnishing great captains goodie bags for each boat, Barnett said. After distributing awards to all racers, Card was this years winner. The regatta effectively wraps up St. John sailing action for the year. But Commodores Cup fans should mark May 2013, when island yacht clubs will join forces for the 14th annual regatta. INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM HALF MOON HOUSE Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and master ful construction throughout, this 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is an artistic statement in a world class setting. MOJO RISING is a 4 X 5 stone and masonry home of stunning quality and style in Estate Chocolate Hole. Light and airy, every room enjoys sweeping views to the east and west. The nest dcor, amenities and grounds complement this elegant villa. VILLA KALORAMA Panoramic views from classic modern 5 bdm, 4.5 bth rental villa in Virgin Grand Estates features native stone, ipe hardwoods, glass walls & a secure property. Dramatic great room opens onto 40 ft pool & large verandas for spectacular indooroutdoor living. PETER BAY GATEHOUSE an exquisite 2 bedroom villa on large lot in Peter Bay Estates has great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans available for expansion. Incredible Value! VILLA M ARBELLA Own this stunning 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath custom Virgin Grand Estates villa. View pool and large veranda. Great rentals & sunsets over St. Thomas & Pillsbury Sound. One level living w/ fabulous Great room! CORAL POINT BEACH HOUSE for the active waterfront lifestyle. Ridgetop, waterfront, open air solid masonry 3 bedroom home. Must be seen to be appreciated. $2,695,000 DVD SEA B LOSSOM A Caribbean style 3.5x3 home in peaceful Fish Bay. Solid masonry construction, pool, and turnkey short-term rental capabilities make this a great value in todays market. U PPER C AROLINA C OTTAGE 2 bdrm-2bth well-built & maintained home. Nice mountain views & breezes, comfortable wraparound deck. Adjacent view parcel also available. Live in cottage while building main house. Deeded access to common beach parcel. 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near town, all masonry. Top oors each 3 bedrooms with decks, A/C, plus lower studio. Renovated 2003: Corian counters, new appliances & tile oors. UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 Recently upgraded & well kept house with 3 income producing units. Easy access to Cruz Bay and beaches. VILLA INTIMASEA a beautiful newer Chocolate Hole 4 bedroom pool villa has 180 degree water views! Great rental or residence with potential for family compound. Access to 2 beaches & dinghy landing. POINCIANA is an island classic home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront overlooking Hart Bay. 3 bedroom popular rental with one of the best views of the south shore. SEA TURTLE VILLA is a contemporary Skytop home with amazing water views, 2 master suites, 3 baths, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. Great vacation villa or island home! PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropical living, big views & masonry home-centrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths & Great Room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! LOVE V IEW TOO 2 br/3bth w/ sweeping views to East End & BVI. Concordia home near Salt Pond Bay and US National Park is all-masonry construction w/ pool. Villa w/ pod living is ideal for rental or family retreat. SEABISCUIT is a winner! Charming 2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with panoramic views, very private pool & hot tub. Breezy location convenient to Coral Bay. Walk to shoreline watersports. The Company that gives back to St. John GALLOW S POINT Unit 9Cone bedroom, 1.5 bath loft with private deck/ patio, common beach, pool and spa. Restau rant and concierge services on property. Walk to town! $1,100,000 CORAL BREEZE Well kept 2br, 2ba condo live in or continue successful short term rental. Beautiful views of Great Cruz Bay & beyond. Convenient to town & recently added common pool and deck make Bethany Condos unit 6 a great investment. $395,000 $495,000 $1,150,000 $925,000 $895,000 $2,450,000 $2,300,000 DVD $1,250,000 $1,200,000 $590,000 $6,500,000 DVD $3,999,000 House alone $609,000. W ith land $825,000. NE W LISTING $810,000 $3,700,000 DVD $1,825,000 DVD DVD 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 $169,000S 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 ./RENDEZVOUS 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 W ESTIN TIMESHARES from $3,750 per weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS FROM $69,000 LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! HH-TW A 4/23,5/14, 6/4/2012.indd 1 4/18/12 10:57 AM ZephyrSt. John Tradewinds, May 14-20, 2012 23 Continued from Page 9 KATS St. John students sail a laser.InspirationThe laser sail off determined the winner of the regatta.

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