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FORTSBERG:Remembering the First Major Slave Revolt in the Western HemispherePage 5Maho Bay Campground Land Owners In Advance Negotiations with PotentialBuyerPage 2CBCC Kicks Off Phase T wo of Coral Bay Watershed ManagementPage 3 November 19-25, 2012 Copyright 2012St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Caroline RogersGet Under the Sea with Caroline RogersSea fans have brilliant colors and intricate, lace-like patterns, contributing to the beauty of St. John's reefs. Underwater photographer Caroline Rogers' latest work, including seascapes and close-up shots like this image of sea fan, will be featured at an opening reception at Bajo el Sol on Friday, November 23. See full story on Page 11. 31st Annual Coral Bay Yacht Club Thanksgiving Regatta Will Be Nov. 23/24Page 9 Many T o Enjoy Mayan Feed at 12th Annual Thankspiggin November 22Page 12 First Ever St. John Donkey Softball Game Set for Dec. 1Page 5
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TRADEWINDS PUBLISHING LLCThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 2 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 Maho Bay Campground Land Owners In Advanced Negotiations with Potential BuyerBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds of Maho Bay Campground last week, one interested party is certainly spending a lot of money scoping out the North Shore Road property. been at the property recently testing for things like hazardous chemicals, asbestos and lead paint, accord And then a crew from St. Thomas spent two and a half weeks on the property conducting a thorough survey of the buildings, driveway and property lines, From all accounts, it seems like the sale of the campground could certainly be announced in the near future. We have been told from the current land owners tential buyer, said Adrian Davis, general manager and vice president of Maho Bay Camps, Harmony Studios and Estate Concordia. We have been informed that they are in advanced negotiations. Someone is spending a lot of money doing their due diligence. The popular eco-resort, which employs more than 50 people and offers a rare affordable St. John vaca tion, was opened by Stanley Selengut in 1976. Thirtyseven years later, Maho Bay Campgrounds lease is set to expire the last day of June 2013. planning to close the resort in mid-May to allow for six weeks of cleanup, explained Davis. Were looking at closing in mid-May in order to clean the whole place out, Davis said. That gives us six weeks to clear out everything contents-wise like refrigerators, linens, laundry equipment and everything. Six weeks might even be pushing it for all that. The property is also home to a ceramic studio, Maho Bay Clay Works, owned by Gail Van de Bogurt, which operates as a concession. If and when the resort closes, it is believed that the studio would open in a different island location, Davis explained. The glassblowing studio, however, is expected Concordia, which Selengut owns, Davis added. tinue operating the resort, according to Davis. If no buyer came through, with the way the mar ket looks right now, we were pushing for a long-term lease which everyone had in the back of their minds, he said. We hoped that as we got closer to the end, the longer it sat on the market, it would put improve chances for a lease. Like, here we are paying rent and its good money and wed love to be here a few years longer. The CZM process is not going to happen over still try to sell the property, Davis said. Even if someone buys it, it could be six to 12 months before you can do anything, why not continue renting. cials are operating with the idea in mind that this will Right now we are running under the assumption that this is our last season, he said. We have not been given any reason from the owners to think otherwise. As such, many Maho Bay fans are making a point to enjoy the resort one last time. We are seeing a large amount of return guests, Davis said. Were welcoming a lot of our friends and families who have been with us at least once. For more information about Maho Bay Campground check out www.maho.org. ing units on a regular basis (probably quarterly), so that they stay The school district does not staff or fund this normal mainte nance and therefore several units fail each school year usually in the hot spring which leave the students and teachers miser able since most of the windows dont open. Discretionary funds will be used for this maintenance, so the school is hoping someone will come forward who is willing to do this for a small income. Anyone interested in helping the school solve this problem should call GBS Principal Brenda Dalmida at 776-6242. The St. John Historical Society encourages all members to par ticipate in the annual commemorative trek to Fortsberg led by Retired Professor Gilbert Sprauve on Friday, November 23, known as Virgin Islands Freedom Fighters Day in remembrance of the 1733 slave revolt on St. John. The annual hike is hosted by the St. John African Slave Revolution Committee and the Pan-African Support Group. Hikers will depart from the area near Sputniks Restaurat. The event is scheduled to begin sometime mid-morning. However, its best to participate in the entire event starting on the beach by the Cruz Bay ferry dock around 9:20 a.m. SJHS Encourages Members T o Join Annual T rek T o Fortsberg on Nov. 23 GBS Seeking A/C Maintenance PersonThe Animal Care Center of St. John has just received approximately eight bags of new clothing from a shop located in the Cocoloba mall in Coral Bay. ACC wishes to share this bounty with St. John residents during 2 p.m. at Greenleaf Commons next to Merchants Bank. The large selection of new clothing will be selling for $5 to $10 per item. Greenleaf Commons is located on the South Shore Road en route to the Westin Resort. Please contact ACC Board member Jason Corley for additional information. Corley can be reached at Jason@cateredto.com. OK everyone, dust off those running shoes. Its time to get this holiday season started right! The St. John Landsharks are hosting a Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day. The race will start at 8 a.m. A canned or non-perishable food item would be greatly appreciated and will be donated to charity. Meet at the Annaberg parking lot. Parking is limited, so racers are asked to please carpool The course will be a 5K looping course in the area of Annaberg, Francis and Leinster Bays. There will also be an abbreviated kids course for the little ones. The course is part road and part trail running. Runners should expect that to possibly get wet or muddy. There will be fun Thanksgiving themed prizes and awards! For more information, email Louise Wearmouth at louise@ surfbvi.com or call Matt Crafts at 401-835-2046.T urkey Day 5K Run Set for Nov. 22 ACC Mini Flea Market November 24
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay Community Council the groups Watershed Management Project on Thursday night, November 15, with a meeting at Guy Benjamin School which drew four residents. The group created a Coral Bay Watershed Management Plan back in 2008 and thanks to major funding from EPA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants, was able to implement many projects over the past few years which effectively helped improve the state of the watershed. Five years after creating the plan, its time to evaluate completed projects and look ahead to planning for the areas future, explained CBCC president Sharon Coldren. It is a strong community goal to preserve the natural environment of the watershed, both the land and the sea, said Coldren. We want to protect the water quality and economic prosperity. We have realized success with reducing our sediment in stormwater runoff but there is still much work to be done. CBCC estimates that there remains about an additional $10 million worth of watershed revitalization projects yet to be completed, Coldren added. and the nation, however, means there is not much money for those projects right now, Coldren explained. There is not a lot of money for so now is the time for planning, she said. We need to get people to buy in and participate. Among the four residents at last Thursday evenings meeting was a developer who plans to create a resort and marina along South Shore Road in Coral Bay. While opment has been issued by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, public meetings about the project are expected to be announced in January 2013. With future development in mind, community-led planning is needed, Coldren explained. development is planned and more will come, she said. The time to plan is now so that we have development which is compatible with our communitys goals. Watershed planning is a core part of the over-all planning needed for the Coral Bay area, which itself is a unique area in the Vir gin Islands, explained the CBCC president. Most of the rest of the V.I. is considered urban, said Coldren. We are a rural setting and that makes a difference in the ways we go about things. Everyone I talk to wants it to remain like that, and our watershed is synonymous with our community. Planning for potable water capacity, solid waste management and marine uses will be critical in the next few years, Coldren added. We must envision and plan so future physical and economic development does not exceed the carrying capacity of our land and environment, she said. This is the balance that we need between environmental preservation and economic prosperity. The watershed management plan, which CBCC and numer ous federal and local government partners will work on over the next year, will act as a road map for the area for at least the next ponents dealing with the next 20 years and more. CBCC hopes to create a steer ing committee of volunteers who the plan. The group is also looking for a catchy title which would effectively help brand the project, Coldren explained. the phase two of the project is planned for February 2013, Coldren added. For more information about CBCCs Watershed Management Plan, check out the groups website at www.coralbaycommunitycouncil.org. St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 3 Friday, Nov. 23rdWe must envision and plan so future physical and economic development does not exceed the carrying capacity of our land and environment. This is the balance that we need between environmental preservation and economic prosperity. Sharon Coldren, CBCC presidentCBCC Kicks Off Phase T wo of Coral Bay Watershed Management PlanINDEXBusiness Directory ..............18 Church Directory .................16 Crime Stoppers ...................19 Earth Talk ............................18 Historical Bit & Pieces ...........4 Island Green Living .............17 On the Market .....................13 Police Log ...........................19 Real Estate ....................22-23 St. John Tradewiinds News Photo by Jaime EilliottCBCC president Sharon Coldren, standing, discusses plans for the Coral Bay pocket park while CBCC environmental programs manager Patricia Reed looks on. ISLAND NOTES from the publisher MNThe deadline for our next edition will be extended to Friday, November 23rd.
4 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 Experienced Personalized Professional ProvenSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. Short Term-Full Service Since 1985 VACATION VILLA MANAGEMENT24 years of on island rental servicee: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.seaviewhomes.com t: 340-776-6805; toll-free 1-888-625-2963 St. John Tradewinds On Friday, November 23, a tour of St. John historical sights will be hosted by the St. John African Slave Revolution Commemoration Committee and the PanAfrican Support Group. This year marks the 29th year that this event has been observed. slave revolt in the Western hemisphere. This major historic event is often overlooked in history accounts and your participation at this event will help bring the revolution to the forefront. Its best to participate in the whole event starting on the beach by the Cruz Bay ferry dock. It begins around 9:20 a.m. St. Thomas and St. Croix partici pants will be on the 9 a.m. ferry. There will be singing, prayers, and libations. Participants will then board buses and proceed to the Estate Adrian plantation. Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, the tour leader, and his family own the property, where an 1854 Scottish steam engine was installed. This steam engine drives a sugar mill that was state of the art in sugar production times. The Historical Industrial Archeological Institute lists the steam engine and sugar equipment in its historic register. In addition, Dr. Sprauve will review little unknown events occurring at Adrian at the end of the slave revolution. The group will then proceed to Estate Catherineberg which contains a post type windmill and storage facility unique to the island. The windmill has been faithfully restored by Reginald Callwood. It was originally built by enslaved Africans and is a monument to their ingenuity. There is also a cockpit animal mill on the property with sunken grinders and raised areas for the mules to work uninterrupted by workers accessing the grinders. One can easily imagine the exhausting work har vesting the sugar cane. The next stop will be Fortsberg where we will ascend a steep hill just as the enslaved Africans did on November 23, 1733 when the enslaved Africans overpowered soldiers even though they were armed only with cane knives. The slaves were driven to this extreme act by the inhumane conditions they faced. Not only were they stolen from their homelands but also subjected to a horrendous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in chains and packed into ships so tightly that millions died on the way of diseases and starvation. They took back their humanity at Fortsberg and the spirit of freedom was reborn. The revolt here predated the French Revolution, the establishment of the Black nation of Haiti, the American Revolution, emancipa tion of slaves throughout the Americas, and our civil rights movements. The St. John Revolt not only preceded these events ers held the island for six months. Professional French troops put down the revolt. Conditions improved for the enslaved with the knowledge that further revolts were possible. While Dr. Sprauve leads the hike and the commen tary, he is assisted by other Virgin Islands educators who share their incredible grasp of the facts. This hike will end at Sputniks Restaurant in Coral Bay around 1 p.m. History will be further discussed and drumming featured, delicious local foods and drinks prepared by tour participants will be available as well as more familiar restaurant fare. The Fortsberg property is privately owned by the Samuel family who has given their permission for the hikers to visit. If at all possible you should take the entire tour. It is essential to do all the elements that explain the revolution. This is a unique and exhilarating St. John experience which should not be missed. If you travel by bus, there is a $15 fee. Please call me at 693-7406 by Tuesday for bus reservations. If you use your own transportation, there is no fee but donations for this educational tour will be welcomed at Fortsberg. Fortsberg 2012: Remembering the First Major Slave Revolt in the Western Hemisphere others were only armed with their cane knives.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds donkey softball game. Carolina Corral owner Dana Bartlett is hosting what promises to be a great afternoon of fun and games for the whole family to help offset the high cost of feeding and caring for her brood of animals. The days highlight will surely be the donkey softball game which will feature players literally riding on donkey back to the bases after hitting the ball. OutTwo teams of nine players each will face off in the much-anticipated game. Residents who must be at least 15 years old to play can register to get in the game for $25 each, which includes the days admission. Call Bartlett at 693-5778 or 643-5369 to register. But even for the softball-shy out there, the after noon will feature plenty of games. Kids will enjoy pony rides, sack races, a coconut toss and horseshoes. But the afternoon will also feature activities not found elsewhere. What child wont want to try their hand at events like Rope the Goat, Tape the Tail on the (real) Donkey and Land Crab Races. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will be an admission fee, but children under 12 will be allowed in for free. For more information, to volunteer for the day or register for the softball game, call Bartlett at 6935778. St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 5 First Ever St. John Donkey Softball Game Set for Saturday, December 1Giddy-up! Donkey rides and more will be featured at the First Ever St. John Donkey Softball game. GOING ON VACATION?Canines, 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 Dont forget to plan for your pets vacation, too. Canines Cats and Critters Boarding Facility and Day CareCall 693-7780 for a reservation or tour today! 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! for precancerous or unidentified skin lesionsNovember 1st to December 20th, 2012~ By Appointment Only ~James Pace Clayton, MDEinstein University of Medicine, NYC University of ConnecticutFamily Practice, Post Grade Emergency Medicine and Dermatology St. Ursulas Episcopal Church will be having their SERVICEon Thanksgiving morningThursday, November 22nd9:00 AM South Shore R oad C ruz Bay, St. JohnPlease come and join us. All are welcome. For more information, please call 340-693-8580
The Education And Resiliency Through Horticulture (EARTH) Program at Gifft Hill School is in its third year of educating students about the importance of healthy, locally grown food through hands on experiences in the schools gar den. The program is a collaboration between Iowa State University and Gifft Hill School, which strives to provide knowledge of food origins students core courses. Each week, St. John Tradewinds will feature writing by a different EARTH student. The following came out of an 8th grade connection to English class. Please enjoy hearing about students experiences and try their cultural or local food inspired reci pes. For more information about the GHS EARTH the program, go to http://www.giffthillschool.org/ earth_about.html Thai Fried Bananas by Fire Cuthbertson-Sewer GHS Eighth Grader Here in the Virgin Islands, you vegetables which grow very well in contrast to how they would be able to grow in the states. harvested here; but we need more contain many good qualities including vitamins and antioxidants. land. The Virgin Islands has the right climate, soil, and growing around the island and see a numrants, with banana trees up and down the roads, anywhere they our usual meals and try to make with a common delicacy with which we like to indulge ourselves. nana when my parents took me to a Thai restaurant. The whole aura on an ice cream sundae. We had lunch and then I decid ed to have dessert. I scanned the menu and decided to try the Thai very new to me and it was a desdecided to try it wondering how a Our waiter somehow knew waited patiently as I wrestled over picking vanilla ice cream or cocowould choose to have vanilla ice Banana. thought I was in a plush land The coating on the banana is thin uncooked pasta and melts in your underneath. ite desserts. Although I have never joy making it with my 8th grade 6 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 Thai Fried Bananas6 bananas cup tapioca starch or corn starch 1 cup shredded coconut cup of sugar (white) 1 Tbsp sesame seed 1 Tbsp salt tsp baking soda cup water 4 cups vegetable oil Mix the following ingredients soda, sugar, salt and sesame batter until thick. Turn on stove to high heat. banana into the batter and coat thoroughly. Put the coated banana into the hot oil. Deep fry banana until it turns golden brown. Turn bananas over when frying, about one minute each side to cook evenly Remove banana from oil and drain on paper towel. The bananas come out of the fryer very hot, so let them cool a to serve, is with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Livin La Vida Locavore: A Students View of Living and Eating in the U.S.V.I. GHS Culinary Arts Students Wow DinersGifft HIll School culinary arts student Mariah Scheer helped out during a fundraising dinner at the home of Mares and Rob Crane on November 8. Funds raised at the dinner, which was prepared by GHS culinary arts students and teacher Mares Crane, will go to help GHS complete construction of a school kitchen.St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of B. Jones
St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 7 Photographer/videographer Steve Simonsen St. John Tradewinds Renowned St. John photographer and videogra pher Steve Simonsen will be the speaker at the Tuesday, November 20, meeting of the Virgin Islands Audubon Society. Simonsen will show and discuss his video The Great Hermit Crab Migration. The meeting will be Zero Sushi) starting at 7 p.m. Simonsen got a hot tip one morning and out he went, cameras in hand. What he photographed The Great Hermit Crab Migration turned out to be a spectacular shoot. Simonsen posted his video on Facebook and just like that, the video went viral, meaning it was shared over and over and over again. The public is invited to attend the meeting, and there is no charge.Simonsen To Speak at V.I. Audubon Meeting Happy Holidays! CALL 693-9994 for Reservations. Happy Holidays! Thanksgiving Special $26.00 Thursday, Nov. 22nd 4:30-9:30pm(per person) www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 Third Annual ACS St. John Relay for Life Is Scheduled for February 9 and 10By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds cer. The third annual American Cancer Society St. John Relay for Life is set for February 9 and 10 at Winston The 18-hour event will kick off on Saturday afternoon, February 9, at 4 p.m. and wrap up the next ter of the American Cancer Society, which helps offset the cost of travel expenses for local cancer patients and also funds research on treatments and more. The event features teams of 15 people, who each a race, yet one member of each team must remain on the track at all times. The all-night nature of the event is a reminder that cancer never sleeps. There are activities and special laps throughout the night to keep the energy high while not forgetting the purpose of walking; for all of the lives which have been touched, and lost, to cancer. This years St. John Relay for Life event chair is Barbara Dalmida-Thompson, who was inspired to join the cause after cancer struck her family close to home. cancer, said Dalmida-Thompson. She survived it for about a few years and then it came back and took her. That was my inspiration. My mother is also a survivor, she said. Its very personal for me. I was a care-giver to both women and very involved in their lives; we were very close. Dalmida-Thompsons fellow chairpersons are Loren Abramson, team development; Marlene Tyson, sponsorship; Travis Rogers, fundraising; Roslynn McCain, operations; Morvel Vanterpool, survivor/ caregiver; Ronnie Jones, marketing; Derron Jordan, logistics, Aaliyah Lockhart, education; Shikima Jones, entertainment; Julice Harley, accounting; and Janice Jones, luminaries. urday morning, November 17, at Frank Powell Park, where numerous groups registered and many residents purchased luminary bags in honor of someone who is battling cancer, or who has succumbed to the disease. But there is still plenty of time to register for the event, explained team development chair Loren Abramson. You get 15 people together to form a team and one person is the captain, said Abramson. Each team member is responsible for raising $100 and they can do that however they want through food sales or parties or whatever. Abramson too was inspired to join the St. John Relay for Life organizing committee for personal reasons. Vivian Varlack died of cancer and I think she gave me that extra push to do this and try to make a differ ence, said Abramson. We all know someone who has had cancer and its a long-time battle. We all need to do what we can to try to help. Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way, added Dalmida-Thompson. Every one of us is touched in some fashion or form by this disease, she said. We need to let people know that the American Cancer Society is there for them. The committee will host future events for teams to register, brainstorm for fundraising ideas and pur chase luminary bags. For more information about registering a team call Abramson at the St. John Legislature at 776-6285. For other information about the St. John Relay for Life call Dalmida-Thompson at the
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds When friends of Dan Carlson, who is known to many on St. John as Pants Man, discovered he decided to do something about it. Since those friends happen to live in Coral Bay, they decided the perfect thing to do was host the Skinny Legs area. The fact that there is no actual golf course in the area was of little consequence. Called the Coral Bay Open, the silly golf outing has proven to be for local residents in need, and the upcoming event on Saturday, December 8, is sure to be just as successful. Carlsons friends walked the grounds recently and mapped out 10 challenging and off-beat holes, including one actually in Coral Bay harbor. Individuals or teams of four can sign up at Connections East and West, Skinny Legs, Lime Inn or Quiet Mon Pub. The entry fee is $25 per person or $100 for a four some. The format is a shotgun scramble, so one need not actually know how to golf to get in on the fun, explained Bill Willegerod, one of the events organizers. If you can play miniature golf, or if you can swing a golf club, you can play this, said Willegerod. If you havent been in a Coral Bay Golf Open, or havent seen one before, its a lot of fun. Ive been in three of them and wouldnt miss them for the world. The scramble format means all four team members will tee off and then play from the best placed ball, Willegerod explained. Even if you have four lousy players, you play from the best ball, he said. Its really easy. The shotgun start which will more likely be a cannonball start since this is Coral Bay means that players will start at different holes at the same time, Willegerod added. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. and is sure to be a great time. Rafets for $20, will be available that day as well. There will also be a special prize awarded to the Best Dressed foursome. But the fun and games are all for an important cause, a friend and community member in real need. Carlson lives in the Upper Carolina area of Coral Bay and his small home sustained serious damage in the wake of Tropical Storm Otto in 2010, which caused numerous landslides in his neighborhood, Willegerod explained. We had several landslides back in 2010 when Otto hit and the main one buried the back part of Dans house, which is really a small shack, said Willegerod. While Carlson has been dealing with the state of his home for years now, the seeds for the December 8 Coral Bay Open were planted a few months ago, Willegerod added. I picked Dan up a few months ago and I had known about his home and the landslide, but I didnt know how bad things had gotten for him, said Willegerod. We were talking and he was telling me about his knee problems which had forced him to give up several jobs. And then when he went to get knee surgery, he discovered he needed heart surgery. Carlson, who is a veteran and gets free medical care from the VA, traveled to Puerto Rico in 2011 for a knee operation, Willegerod explained. While being tested for that oper ation, however, it was discovered that he had serious heart problems and he underwent emergency heart surgery, Willegerod added. He ended up being in Puer to Rico for six or eight months with physical therapy, said Willegerod. The VA did pick up most of his bills, but when he came back home, he found that his shack had been totally ransacked. What hadnt been stolen was by water or termites, he said. He lost pretty much everything. Carlson eventually returned to Puerto Rico and had the knee sur gery, Willegerod continued. Now hes doing pretty good health-wise, but when I heard about how he is living and all that he went through, I really wanted to do something, he said. After discussing the issue with several friends including Ken, Rick and Derrick Yolman, the idea to host a Coral Bay Open matured. Funds from the event will be used pay off the remainder of Carlsons medical bills and purchase construction material to improve his home, Willegerod added. For more information call Willegerod at 643-5313.8 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 Coral Bay Open for Dan Pants Man Carlson Set for Dec. 8 at Skinny Legs ber Live Jazz Tuesday Closed Sunday & Monday One need not have any discernible golf skills to master the 11 whacky holes, above, in the Coral Bay Open.
St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 9 St. John Tradewinds Friends of the VI National Park is launching another year of maintaining all six miles of VINP trails plus ruins, beaches and coastlines, and is reaching out to locals and visitors to join in this important and rewarding team work. The Trails Program has a new and energetic coordinator, Nick Marcet, who will work with volunteers on general maintenance projects while he resides at the Trail Crew base camp at Cinnamon Bay. From there, Marcet will coordinate trail crews of both weekly and daily volunteer groups. Work projects vary weekly and volunteers of all skill levels are welcome. The experience of an honest days work in the outdoors and giving back to the National Park for all to enjoy is central to the experience of volunteer trail maintenance. Volunteers end each day with new friends and a sense of accomplishment that all can see. Those interested in helping out dont need to call, just simply show up any Tuesday or Thursday (November through April) at the VINP maintenance parking lot at 8 a.m., at Cinnamon Bay at 8:15 a.m. or at Maho Bay Camps at 8:30 a.m. starting on Tuesday, November 20. priate attire and bring gloves if available. Call Marcet at (850) 5191112 or Friends of VINP at (340) 779-4940 for more information.Volunteer T rail T eam Members Needed SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds P R O P E R T Y K I N G T M Island Solar SAY NO TO WAPA Grid-Tie Systems Battery Stand Alone Systems Solar Hot Water Systems Solar Pool Pumps Off-grid living for 10 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-642-0351; 340-626-9685 e: email@example.com SAVE MONEY! By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Get ready to have some fun on the sea and support youth sailing on St. John November 23 and 24 during the 31st Annual Thanksgiving Regatta in Coral Bay. Hosted by the Coral Bay Yacht Club, the regatta is based out of Skinny Legs, where all registration, skippers meetings, after par ties and awards parties take place. On Friday, November 23, the regatta will feature single handed sailors and gaff-rigged vessels. Registration will be Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. with the skippers meeting, at which the race course will be announced, at 9:30 a.m. That evening enjoy music and an after-party at Skinny Legs from 5 to 7 p.m. There will also be mandatory registration that evening for all Pursuit class racers planning to sail on Saturday, which includes all boats except the PHRF class. Any skipper unable to register at Skinny Legs on Friday evening should call CBYC Commodore Steve Hendren at (340) 513-4955. Sailing action on Saturday, November 24, will feature all classes; traditional, PHRF I, PHRF II and Pursuit. The skippers meeting will be that morning at 8:30 a.m. at which time the race course and start times for Pursuit class will be announced. After packing away sails on Saturday afternoon, stick around Coral Bay for the awards party at Skinny Legs starting at 5:30 p.m. with live music by Hudson and The Hoodoo Cats. The entry fee is $40 per vessel with all proceeds going to the nonKids and the Sea St. John. a brand new dinghy and outboard Connections East and West, St. John Hardware and from all KATS will take place on Saturday night, at the regatta awards party. So, scrape those hulls and set sail for Coral Bay! For more information call Hendren at (340) 513-4955 or CBYC secretary Clare Weaver at (340) 513-1571. St. John Tradewinds News Photo St. John Kids and the Sea students. New friends are part of the reward of a volunteer trail team.
10 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 St. John Tradewinds We Brits dont celebrate Thanksgiving, but we traditionally have a turkey dinner on Christmas Day with family and friends. Here are a few recipes and tips for the perfect meal. I wish all my American and Canadian friends a very happy Thanksgiving. CRANBERRY SAUCE WITH A TWIST 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 pound fresh cranberries 1 cup chopped apple 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup Grand Marnier or Brandy 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 orange, juiced 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the cranberries and return to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer. Add the apples, walnuts, raisins, liquor, orange and lemon juices, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and cool. BREAD SAUCE We traditionally have this with our Christmas tur key. It is a rich sauce and the cream is optional. 1 large onion 6 cloves 10 oz milk 1 bay leaf 10 white or black peppercorns Pinch of nutmeg 2 oz fresh white breadcrumbs 2 oz butter 2 Tbsp cream Peel onion and chop in half. Stick cloves and put in saucepan with milk and bay leaf. Add the pepper corns, nutmeg and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil very slowly and then remove from heat. Leave to infuse for 30 minutes. Strain through a sieve. Reheat the milk and add breadcrumbs, butter and the cream if using. Be careful not to let the mixture boil. Sauce should be creamy. If too thick, beat in more hot milk. Check seasoning to taste and serve. Roasted Brussels Sprouts You either love them or hate them. For the brussels sprout lovers, here you go. Instead of just boiling them, heat oven to 400 F. Cut brussels sprouts in half and toss with melted butter and olive oil. Roast in baking dish for 20 minutes until well browned. Add chopped walnuts to a hot pan and cook over medium heat until toasted. Toss roasted brussels sprouts with toasted walnuts and serve. CREAMY POT A TO GRA TIN 4 pounds baby potatoes halved, or peeled large potatoes chopped 2 cups heavy cream 2 sprigs each of fresh thyme, sage and rosemary 2 garlic cloves cracked 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 F. Toss potatoes into a baking dish and add salt and pepper. Put cream, herbs and garlic into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over Pour the hot cream mixture through a strainer over the potatoes (discard the herbs and garlic.) If up the potatoes, then pour additional cream on top. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through and the top is browned. Cover and keep warm until ready to serve. CHOCOLA TE PECAN PIE This dessert is for chocolate lovers everywhere. I use ready made pastry crust for quickness. Line a 9-inch pie plate with ready made pastry crust 1 cup corn syrup 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla 3 eggs 6 oz semisweet chocolate or chocolate chips 1 1/2 cup pecan halves 10 pecans Splash of rum or brandy (optional) Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl, beat corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and eggs with an electric mixer until well blended. Melt chocolate and allow to cool. If using chips, just stir in and add pecan halves. Mix. Spread evenly into crust placing the 10 pecans on top slightly pushing them into the mixture. Bake for ing is set. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Thanksgiving Recipes and Turkey Tipsby Mares Crane Natures WayFollow Coral Bay Community Council, Inc. #2 DO construct with silt fences, retaining walls, plants, and early paving to control erosion. DONT construct in a ghut, respect the force of tropical rains. CBCC-Educational Ads 8.13.2012.indd 2 8/13/12 11:29 AM
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Mark those calendars for Friday evening, November 23, when marine photographer Caroline Rogers will be signing copies of her books and showcasing new work at a Bajo el Sol Gallery opening reception. The reception kicks off at 5 p.m. and will also feature David Laabs playing classical guitar. The event is part of the excitement at Mongoose Junctions Evening in the Courtyard, which will also feature many stores in the shopping complex. At Bajo el Sol, Rogers will be showcasing new works taken over the past few months in local waters while exploring with nothing more than a mask and snorkel, explained the artist. As a marine ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Rogers is often faced with depressing news about the state of the worlds cor als. In the face of such research, the beauty of local waters is a bright point, explained the photographer. Ive been really obsessed with taking pictures underwater since about 2005, said Rogers. I still cheers me up to go out and see some of the things that are really thriving, because coral reefs are in such crisis world-wide. Her time spent in local waters, especially the mangroves of Hur ricane Hole, is the perfect counterpoint to her day job. One thing that has been really fascinating about Hurricane Hole is that I have been contacting people who work on mangroves in so far I have not found anyone who has heard of any other place like it, said Rogers. What makes it different is the number of different kinds of corals. There are 30 different species of corals and that is incredible. there are a couple of different species of corals growing, but we have 30 different kinds and some of them are quite rare, she said. I just beautiful, which it is, but also an incredible research site and, as far as we know, unique. Rogers latest works include seascapes from Mary Creek and Booby Rock, with purple sea fans giving an abstract, almost impressionistic feeling to the scenes. Photographs of sea turtles, blue mangrove roots will be on display as well. With each image, Rogers strives to capture both rare sightings and things that might go over-looked by the casual observer. Some of the close-ups bring attention to colors and textures that many people may not have noticed before, she said. It is exciting for people when they realize that or see something unusual at any time. Rogers will also be signing copies of her books and The Mysterious, Magical Man, at the opening. The photographer thanked John Baldwin of Frames of Mind, who was extremely generous with his time and expertise in producing these prints, Rogers said. The marine photographer also thanked Bajo el Sol for the oppor tunity to showcase her work. I am very excited that Bajo el Sol Gallery will once again be having an opening reception for me, featuring a new collection of photographs from St. John, said Rogers. I love the gallery and feel honored to have my pictures on display here. For more information about Rogers opening, call Bajo el Sol at 693-7070.St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 11 EVERY SATUR DA YBEGINNING OCTOBER 20LIVE MU SIC FRESH CARIBBEAN LOBSTER EVERY TUESDA Y!LIVE MUSIC TUES-THURS-FRI-SAT. 340-693-8141 BEACH C AF RE STAU R ANT T HUR SDAY, NOVEMB E R : : PM PER PER SON FOR CHILDR EN AGES F R EE FOR CHILDR EN AGES AND UNDER RESER VATIONS HIGHLY R ECOMMENDED EXT. mangroves in Hurricane Hole, above. rises to the surface in Maho Bay, left.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Caroline Rogers
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Get ready for a feast for ages! Ken Yolman is hosting the 12th Annual Thankspiggin feed on Thursday, November 22, at Skinny Legs in Coral Bay. This years theme is Mayan Feed, which Yolman explained does not mean the end of the world. Its about the end of the old and the beginning of the new, he said. The menu will feature a 100-pound roasted pig, plenty of turkeys and even a few alliga tors. Attendees are asked to bring along their favorite dish to share, which will be included in the buffet for all to enjoy. Residents should also bring along their favorite beverages to wash down all that food. Musicians are welcome to bring along their acoustic instruments as well. Dinner is served at 4 p.m., yet previous Thankspiggins have drawn about 200 people and this year should be no different. So get there early and enjoy a full day of community and fun. Skinny Legs is closed on Thanksgiving Day, but the restaurant has been the venue for Thankspiggin for the past decade ever since the annual gathering outgrew Yolmans Coral Bay home. Twelve years ago, I started hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at my house for people who didnt really have anywhere to go, said Yolman, a local architect who owns Coral Bay Design Build. I had it there for two years and then there were just too many people, so we moved it over to Skinny Legs. Two years ago, Yolman vowed it would be The uproar which ensued, however, caused him to have a change of heart. I said I was going to stop because it was the 10th annual Thankspiggin, said Yolman. But I got so much crap from so many people, we ended up putting a committee together to host it last year. That got pretty complicated though, so Im back hosting it this year. To help offset the cost, however, Yolman is asking for a $100 donation from 25 sponsors. Its not too late to pitch in; just call Coral Bay Design Build at 779-7445. There are also T-shirts for sale, for $20, featuring this years Mayan Feed theme which will also help support Thankspiggin. While the event is time consuming, in the end, its all about community, Yolman explained. I love doing Thankspiggin, he said. Its just one day a year and I really look forward to it. Theres always a lot of good food and its a lot of fun. Its a big community gathering and everyone is invited, Yolman said. Just bring something to share and come on out and join us.12 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 Sam and Jacks Deli Offering Gourmet Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner To GoBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Its almost time to feast on roasted turkey, daunting and expensive. Instead, let Sam and Jacks Deli chef Andrew Clifford do all the work. Order by Tuesday, November 20, and Clifford will take care of it all. Marketplace, is offering gourmet Thanksgiving dinners to go. Enjoy a 10-pound whole turkey, roasted fresh on Thanksgiving morning, along with a Granny Smith apple, Italian sausage, fresh herb, Focaccia bread and cara Also choose three side dishes from options including shiitake, green bean casserole, Grand Marnier cranberry sauce, roasted garlic whipped potatoes and brown sugar glazed car rots. Want more side dishes? Additional orders are only $5 per person. The cost is $35 per person with a two person minimum. If ordering for two people, the main dish will be a half of a whole roasted turkey. Sam and Jacks Deli is also offering delicious home-made desserts for $25 each. Choose from pumpkin chocolate bread pudding or apple pie, or both. All food can be picked up on Thanksgiving morning, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. to take home for the perfect holiday feast. A Mayan Feed Is Theme for 12th Annual Thankspiggin November 22 at Skinny Legs
St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 13 Stunning Panoramic Views at Hawksnest Villa By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Location, location, location! Imagine waking up and gazing down a stunning alabaster beach right outside your window. You could easily imagine you were still dreaming. But pinch yourself. With the exciting North Shore Road property Hawksnest Villa, for sale for $2.95 million, that dream could be your reality. The four bedroom, four and a half bathroom, Hawksnest Villa is perched high on a hillside on cent views stretching in every direction, explained Islandia Real Estate broker associate Lynn Giovanna. What really sets this property apart is its exceptional North Shore location, said Giovanna. Its just a short hike to beautiful Hawksnest Beach nearby. The home is nestled in the midst of pristine Virgin Islands National Park, meaning Hawksnest Beach, as well as the famed Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay and more are just a short drive away. Drive west along North Shore Road and the dining and shopping of Cruz Bay are only a few short minutes away. But with the views and tropical cooling breezes waiting at Hawksnest Villa, it will be hard to leave. spacious bedrooms, and a huge great room. Jaw-dropping views from each room combined with the homes Caribbean charm will make you feel like youre on a permanent vacation in Paradise, explained Giovanna. There are stunning views from every room, she said. The Caribbean style open air living area at Hawksnest Villa will make you feel like you are right on the beach. Arched doorways and over-size windows lead out to the expansive deck, which literally puts that tips. The home is a successful shortterm rental and would be a smart investment, Giovanna added. This successful rental villa is a great investment property, said the Islandia Real Estate broker associate. Hawksnest Villa would also be perfect for a private, family beach estate. Just imagine the privacy and serene beauty waiting to be enjoyed from Hawksnest Villa. For more information on the property, call Giovanna at (340) 344-1825. St. John Tradewinds News PhotoGlimpse jaw-dropping views from every room at Hawksnest Villa. Evening in the Courtyard! St. Johns Premier Shopping & Dining Destination mongoosejunctionstjohn.com Just a 5 minute walk from the ferry dockGet in the Spirit with Fun & Festivities Friday, November 23, 5:30 9pm Win a $1000Shopping Spree Pick up a Rae Ticket with every purchase over $10. Be present at 9:15 pm to win!Artful Presentations5:30 pm Drumming Performance by Eddie Bruce and his music students from Gift Hill School Friends of the VINP Store features Photographer Steve Simonsen and storewide discounts Bajo El Sol reception for Photographer Caroline Rogers with live music by David Labbs Best of Both Worlds experience snow on St. John and a preview of new artist collections Caravan Gallery will feature St. John bracelets handcrafted by Tom and Alice KrallFashion Show6:00 pm Fashion Show by Bamboula created and designed by Liz PutnamFabulous Oers & RaesBig PlanetTons of new merchandise plus crazy Black Friday deals Bougainvillea Free gift with any purchase over $25 Just BEach Receive 25% o on St. John Tees Fabric Millth Anniversary Glass of Bubbly and $200 Gift Certicate Rae NestKaren Calandra will be showcasing her jewelry line and custom personalization options R&I Patton Goldsmithings 40th Anniversary Rae of a Pink Sapphire. diamond and white gold pendant with chain St. John Brewers Brewtique Spend $25 & get a free pint glass. Spend $100 & get a free T-shirt SugarbirdsFree gift with any purchase over $20Food & Wine SpecialsSun Dog Caffabulous free nger food samples at the Gecko Gazebo Bar from 5:30 Ocean Grill drink special during the evening The Tap Room new burger, cheese plate
14 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 20 NEXT DEADLINE: FRIDA Y, NOV. 23rd 2012-TO-DATEHomicides: 1 Shootings: 1 1st Degree Burglaries: 3 2nd Degree Burglaries: 3 Grand Larcenies: 67 Rapes: 1 Gifft Hill School Students Make a DifferenceFrom cleaning up the Coral Bay pocket park, above left and top left, to selling lemonade, left, pruning the Julius E. Sprauve School garden, below, and washing V.I. Police Department vehicles, above, Gifft HIll School students volunteered their time and energy to groups and organizations across the island during the school's annual GHS Gives Back Day on Friday, November 16.St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds Last week, the Virgin Islands Supreme Court became one step closer to achieving direct review of Court of the United States. Legislation to provide for direct review of decisions of the V.I. Supreme Court to the U.S. Supreme Court passed the U.S. House of Representatives by unanimous consent Wednesday, November 14, and will now go before the U.S. Senate. V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen sponsored the legislation, H.R. 6116, which amends the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands. step in making the Virgin Islands Supreme Court just like every other high court in the states and ter ritories, said Christensen. This is one more step in the journey for further local self-governance which was begun in 1984 when my predecessor, former Delegate to Congress, Ron de Lugo, amended the Virgin Islands 1954 Organic Act to allow for the creation of an appellate court charted under local law. While it took another 20 years for Virgin Islands Act No. 6687, sponsored by V.I. Sen. Carlton Dowe, to be signed into law by then Governor Charles Turnbull and two more years for a Chief Justice and two Associate Justices for the Supreme Court to formally accept appellate jurisdiction, and the last U.S. Territory to do so, it is is on the verge of accomplishing Islands Supreme just like all other state Supreme Courts, Christensen explained. Supreme Court has issued opinions on such wide-raging cases as whether and when a judge could landmark ruling that women are not property, Christensen added. the court has issued more than 180 published opinions since 2007. Christensen commended Chief Justice Rhys Hodge, Associate Justices Maria Cabret and Ive Swan for their work to earn the recommendation of the Third Cir cuits Judicial Council for appeals of their decisions to go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. All Virgin Islands will look back upon this time with great pride and gratitude for the way in which they laid the foundation for appellate jurisprudence in the ter ritory that is second to none, said Christensen.St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 15 SEND L ETTERS, G U EST O PINI O N S & OBITUARIES: firstname.lastname@example.orgV.I. Supreme Court Bill Passes House; Legislation Moves to U.S. Senate St. John Tradewinds Attorney General Vincent Frazer on Friday, November 9, convened a panel of senior V.I. Department of Justice attorneys and a special investigator to look into voter complaints about the 2012 election cycle. In correspondence to the leadership of the Board of Elections, Frazer said his action came on the heels of complaints from registered voters in both districts. The purpose of the investigation is intended to put to rest all the unfounded allegations of fraud, corruptions and whatever other charges have been levied, Frazer said. The probe is not intended to be a criminal investigation but an opportunity for us to let the community know that we have heard their concerns and have taken them seriously, said the Attorney General. Frazer acknowledged that throughout the 2012 election cycle, complaints from voters. If we do not take some steps to seriously look into complaints and charges by the media, the criticism of the Election System will continue, said Frazer. The panel consists of Deputy Attorney General Bruce Mar shack, Solicitor General Bernard Van Sluytman, Chief Deputy Attorney General Wayne Anderson, Chief of the Civil Division Carol Thomas Jacobs and Director of the DOJ Special Investigations Division James McCall. Frazer, who briefed Governor John deJongh on the commence ment of the investigation, expects a formal report of the panels Attorney General Establishes Panel to Investigate 2012 V.I. General Elections More Delinquent Property Auctions Slated for November 20 and 21St. John Tradewinds Governor, announced last week that the next round of auctions for properties in delinquent payment status of ten or more years has been scheduled. In the St. Thomas/St. John District, the auctions will be on November 20 and 21, in the courtyard of the GERS Building on Kronprindsens Gade. On St. Croix, the auctions will take place from November 14 through 16 at the Virgin Islands Cardiac Center located at the Juan F. Luis Hospital. The property auctions will begin at 9 a.m. on each of the scheduled auction days. In the event the auctions do not conclude on the 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 arrangements are advised Property owners whose properties are in probate are reminded to A list of the properties that are slated for auction can be viewed at www.ltg.gov.vi. S O M E F R I E N D S O F P A N T S M A N D A N P R E S E N T . A N O T H E R A L M O S T W O R L D F A M O U S C O R A L B A Y S T Y L E C H A R I T Y M I N I G O L F T O U R N E M E N T DECEMBER 8, 2012 @ SKINNY LEGS IN CORAL BAY, COME JOIN US FOR OUR ALMOST WORLD FAMOUS CORAL BAY OPEN MANY HOLE SHOTGUN SCRAMBLE 11:00 AM START W/ AFTER PARTY AT SKINNYS. PRIZE AWARDED FOR BEST DRESSED FOURSOME. DONATIONS ACCEPTED FOR RAFFLE PRIZES AND INDIVIDUAL HOLE SPONSORSHIPS CALL 643-5313 FOR MORE INFORMATION SIGNUP AT SKINNY LEGS, CONNECTIONS EAST & WEST LIME INN OR QUIET MON $100 TEAM $25 INDIVIDUAL $20 TEE SHIRTS $100 HOLE SPONSORS WILL RECEIVE NAME OR LOGO ON BACK OF TEE SHIRT
16 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 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, 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 DirectorySt. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority received 13 recations and Expression of Interest leum Gas (PR-08-13) issued on October 1. The utility seeks to convert WAPAs generation facilities to use natural gas and/or propane as its primary source of fuel. The issuance of the RFQs represented another step forward in WAPAs energy production action plan following preliminary evaluand economically feasible. Studies were conducted in 2011 and updated in 2012 by expert energy advisors Galway Group of Texas. WAPA entered the RFQ process to determine companies capable of implementing and operating a turnkey solution to supply natural gas and/or propane. cer Gregory Rhymer, who chairs the evaluation team of in-house and external technical, legal and cessful respondent(s) must develop infrastructure to import and deliver natural gas/and or propane to St. Thomas Harley Power Plant and St. Croixs Richmond Plant. The respondents must demonstrate a proven track record of implementing and operating such types of turnkey solutions. WAPA intends to negotiate the necessary agreements with one, spondents, Rhymer explained. signed weighted measures including: project timeline and project permitting process (35 percent), (20 percent), and single point of accountability (15 percent). fuel conversion, WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge pointed to the recently published Energy Production Action Plan, (www. vwiapa.vi) in which the WAPAs Governing Board concluded that converting to LNG and/or LPG (propane) including: a potentially lower cost of generation relative to fuel oil; comparable fuel cost to coal; improved fuel consumpreduced maintenance costs relative to oil generation; fuel supply diversity; potential infrastructure for additional uses of natural gas (e.g., industrial use or transportation fuel); and lower carbon dioxide and other pollutant emissions compared to fuel oil and coal plants. Respondents to the RFQs must demonstrate how they can successfully overcome some of the challenges including shipping, safe unloading and storage facilities, permitting regulations, dock improvements and dredging that may be necessary, and unfavor able price volatility possible in the LNG and LPG market but outside of local control. by cooling natural gas to a tem allowing large quantities of the liquid to be transported and stored While LNG is most often transported in large ships, the successful V.I. suppliers must be able to furnish small scale LNG shipments, explained Hodge. In the Caribbean region, one primary source of LNG is Trinidad and Tobago. Another future potential source of LNG would be from the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the U.S. There are also transshipment terminals located in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic that present possible opportunities for agreements to re-export natural gas supplies from those terminals to the Virgin Islands. propane, represents an interim soleum or processing and fractionating natural gas are used to extract LPG which comes in multiple varieties including pure propane, pure butane or a mixture of the two. LPG is widely distributed in the Caribbean region and is transported by refrigerated or pressurized LPG ships which are generally carriers and do not require access to marine facilities in deep water ports. LPG can be delivered from Trinidad and Tobago, West Africa or the U.S. Gulf Coast. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources and the constructive involvement of the public from the onset will play major roles in the overall per mitting and community acceptance of the utilitys conversion process to use LNG or LPG in its existing plained. By November 29, WAPA will with the highest evaluation scores of its intention to engage in further cial framework for proceeding with the project. By early 2013, the company or possibly two companies selected negotiations. WAPA will provide periodic updates to the public on the progress of its LNG and LPG conversion projects, Hodge added. W APA Receives 13 Reponses to RFQ for Fuel Conversion ProcessCOMPANIES WHICH SUBMITTED QUALIFICATION PACKAGES TO SUPPLY LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS: Engineering, Inc. Empire Gas Company, Inc. TropiGas de Puerto Rico, Inc. VITOL Group COMPANIES WHICH HA VE SUBMITTED QUALIFICATION PACKAGES TO SUPPLY LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS: Inc. (Maresk Line Ltd & Shell Gas & Power Development Management) Cheniere Marketing, LLC LNG Enterprises, LLC Corporation S.S.M., LLC Marine, Inc. & ESI
St. John Tradewinds With our electrical grid here in the islands not being very reliable, a battery backup system can be Having a battery backup system means when the power goes out means no generator noise, no tanks! It may not run your whole house or your A/C unit but it will give you enough power to keep your refrigerator or TV, computer, lights or radio going for a few hours. It could even keep a fan going while you get a good nights rest! You can purchase more batteries and a larger inverter if you require more than the simple por table system. A battery backup system can be hooked up to solar panels, so when the grid is down you will still have power at all times. They can also be recharged from a regular household outlet or a car lighter receptacle. There are many brands available, however, I would suggest using a well-known name brand for this type of application. The cost of these systems run about $2,000 and higher, depending on the wattage size being installed. Give us a call; we can help you out with your power needs solar grid tie systems, battery back up systems or portable and stationary generators. To a greener tomorrow! thorized vendor. He can be reached at 340-626-9685 or by email at email@example.com.St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 17 I G L by Lovango Cay resident Dan Boyd Life Off the Grid: Battery Backup Systems St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Eilliott dished out plates of roasted turkey, The event was all about customer appreciation and even included wine tastings from local vendors.
18 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 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 00831A/C & RefrigerationDr. Cool | St. John 693-9071 A/C Refrigeration and Appliances Mitsubishi A/C Diamond Dealer Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, VikingArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881 Scotiabank 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 & IrrigationReal 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.comRestaurantsFish 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. 340-642-0531Villa ManagerSeaview Vacation Homes, Inc. tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963 www.seaviewhomes.comWedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsB usiness Directory Chefs Corner: Thanksgiving Recipes and T urkey T ips TURKEY TIPS When thawing a frozen turkey, be patient. The safest method is to thaw the bird in the fridge. This takes about three days for a 20-pound tur key. Plan on a cooking time of about 20 minutes per pound for a defrosted turkey in a 350 F oven. The turkey will cook more evenly when it is not so densely stuffed. To make the turkey more aromatic, place fresh herbs under the skin. Before roasting, coat the outside of the turkey with vegetable or olive oil and salt and pepper and cover tightly with aluminum foil to prevent over browning. Then 45 minutes before the end of cooking time, remove foil. The turkey is ready when the deep spot between should be 165 F. Let the bird rest for at least 15 minutes, or up to an hour, tented, before serving. It will keep its heat and lock in juices. My last tip is to cook a bigger turkey than you need, so you end up with glorious leftovers for sandwiches, soups and turkey pot pie! Dear EarthT alk: Is it true that cutting and burning trees adds more global warming pollution to the atmosphere than all the cars and trucks in the world combined? Mitchell Vale, Houston, TX By most accounts, deforestation in tropical rainfor ests adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than the sum total of cars and trucks on the worlds roads. According to the World Carfree Network (WCN), cars and trucks account for about 14 percent of global carbon emissions, while most analysts attribute upwards of 15 percent to deforestation. The reason that logging is so bad for the climate is that when trees are felled, they release the carbon they are storing into the atmosphere, where it mingles with greenhouse gases from other sources and contributes to global warming accordingly. The upshot is that we should be doing as much to prevent deforestation as we are to increase fuel efAccording to the leading green group Environmen tal Defense Fund (EDF), 32 million acres of tropical rainforest were cut down each year between 2000 and 2009 and the pace of deforestation is only increas ing. Unless we change the present system that rewards forest destruction, forest clearing will put another 200 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere in coming decades, reported EDF. Any realistic plan to reduce to avoid dangerous consequences must rely in part on preserving tropical forests. But its hard to convince the poor residents of the Amazon basin and other tropical regions of the world to stop cutting down trees when the forests are still worth more dead than alive. timber, charcoal, pasture and cropland drive people to cut down forests, reported EDF. Exacerbating global warming isnt the only negative impact of tropical deforestation. It also wipes out biodiversity more than half of the worlds plant and animal species live in tropical rainforests. One way some tropical countries are reducing deforestation is through participation in the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) program. REDD essentially works to establish incentives for the people who care for the forest to manage it cally. Examples include using less land (and therefore cutting fewer trees) for activities such as coffee growing and meat and milk production. Participating nations can then accrue and sell car bon pollution credits when they can prove they have lowered deforestation below a baseline. The REDD program has channeled over $117 million in direct forestation reduction efforts in 44 developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America since its 2008 inception. Brazil is among the countries embracing REDD among other efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Thanks to the program, Brazil has slowed deforesta tion within its borders by 40 percent since 2008 and is on track to achieve an 80 percent reduction by 2020. Environmentalists are optimistic that the initial success of REDD in Brazil bodes well for reducing deforestation in other parts of the tropics as well.Deforestation and Global Warming
St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 19 Friday, November 9 10:14 a.m. A Cruz Bay resident c/r that the alarm system in her apartment was damaged. Destruction of property. Saturday, November 10 10:47 p.m. A citizen c/r loud music in the area of Coral Bay. Loud music. Sunday, November 11 3:27 a.m. An Estate Bethany resident c/r a disturbance. Disturbance of the peace. 11:40 a.m. A visitor from Maryland p/r a lost wallet. Lost wallet. 2:01 p.m. A citizen p/r being involved in a hit and run in the area of Estate Bethany. Auto collision. Monday, November 12 11:15 a.m. A citizen c/r a deceased male in Estate Mandahl. D.O.A. 11:44 a.m. An Estate Beverhoudtsberg resident p/r that someone stole her wallet. Petit larceny. 12:06 p.m. A citizen p/r that he was assaulted by an unknown male in the area of the Battery in Cruz Bay. Simple assault. 12:58 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident p/r receiving threatening phone calls from a known male. Telephone harassment. T uesday, November 13 9:49 a.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident r/ a disturbance at her residence. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 3:15 p.m. A citizen p/r that his vehicle was broken into and money removed. Grand lar ceny. 4:00 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to remove a vagrant from a business in Wharfside Village. Police assistance. W ednesday, November 14 12:45 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/a larceny in the parking lot of Inspection Lane. Grand larceny. Thursday, November 15 10:15 a.m. A citizen c/r that he was assaulted by a male in the area of Bayside Mini Mart. Simple assault and battery. 11:15 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r that a male dropped his wallet in the area of Cruz Bay. Lost property. 3:42 p.m. An Estate Chocolate Hole resident r/ having a problem with his neighbors dog. Police assistance. 6:53 p.m. An Estate Adrian resident r/ that his landlord was not providing water for his residence. Landlord/tenant dispute. The cost of crime is ultimately paid by the law abiding citizens of the community via higher prices and higher taxes. Reducing that cost puts money back in the pockets of the citizens. If anyone knows something, they should say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without help. Even the smallest bit of infor mation may be just what law enforcement needs to solve these cases. St. John On Wednesday, October 10, at 8:30 a.m., the owner of Lime Inn discovered his establishment had been burglarized. A total of $800 of alcohol was stolen. The minimum reward for the arrest of a burglar is $714 plus 10 percent of the value of any property recovered. St. Thomas On Monday, October 29, at about 1:20 a.m., an armed, masked black male came into Dorothys Bar and Restaurant on Kronprindsens Gade and in the air, stole $600 from the cash register and for the arrest of an armed robber is $900. Be part of the solution. 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 1-800-222TIPS (8477) or by texting USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Tips are completely anonymous, and the state side 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 reward to be paid according to their instructions. The maximum reward is $2,500. Residents can also help by making a contribu tion to the Crime Stoppers reward fund. For details, go to the website www.CrimeStoppersUSVI. org and click on Support Us.Crime Stoppers United States Virgin Islands EM E RG E NCY NUMB E RS:EMERGENCY LAND LINE: 911 EMERGENCY CELLULAR: 340-776-9110 POLICE DEPT: 340-693-8880 FIRE ST A TION: 340-776-6333St. John Tradewinds V.I. Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen announced last week Walmart.com as it pertains to items being shipped to the United States Virgin Islands. shipping practices of Wal-Mart over the last several weeks and sought to to the U.S. territory and the reason for the sudden policy change. Wal-Mart has responded with the following statement: Weve made some recent shipping changes that may impact you. sumables to the US Virgin Islands and other protectorates. We apologize and beauty products, household cleaning supplies and dry grocery items affect the U.S. Virgin Islands, but also Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and other off-shore U.S. territories. Christensen and her staff continue to work on determining what carrier limitations and other factors led to the companys policy change. Christensen also noted that recently there was a one-week period in which constituents reported that online orders of the restricted items appeared to have resumed. Mart that the shipping restrictions had been lifted, she explained. This is just one example of the inconsistencies that consumers have complained to us, said the Delegate to Congress. I understand the frustration of my constituents and we will keep them informed. the year on Tuesday, December 4, at 7 p.m. and Owen Wilson. The storyline is based on a birding enthusiast seeing and hearing as many different species of birds in one year. This movie was chosen because of the birding content and to excite members and non-members to participate in the Annual Bird Count on December 15. Come for the fun of the movie and learn how to can participate in the The Marketplace, next to Zero Sushi. The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus The guest speaker for Sunday, November 25, is Rev. John Saxton, who will speak on Thank You! Thank Who? a Thanksgiving sermon on gratitude Rev. John Saxton is the Lead Minister of the Unitarian Univer salist Fellowship in Raleigh, NC. He served as UUFRs Assistant Minister from 2010-2012 and worked as a resident hospital chaplain at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, NC from 2010-11. He received his M.Div. degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago in 2009. Childcare is available. For transportation from the Cruz Bay ferry dock call 776-6332 in advance.John Saxton T o Speak at Next UU Meeting
20 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 ACROSS 1 Serves onto a plate 13 Poultry parts Spider-Man 22 Quickly, in music 23 Cakewalk 26 Subjects of Genghis Khan 27 Pod animals 29 Gunpowder ingredient 38 They might sit next to coffeepots instrument 44 Building tops 46 Never, in German 47 Pal of Ernie 48 One of a trio in a tub Rubik 61 Big Ten org. 63 Rene of Ransom 67 Cardinal, e.g. 68 Point at which patience has run out 73 Scanner of bar codes: 74 Knot 76 Nitwit 77 Soprano solo 78 Barracks bed 79 Solicits 82 Get (throw away) 87 Hey, over this way! The 93 Italian capital 94 Blood-typing system 96 Literary lioness 97 Man-mouse linkup 98 Caribbean island nation diamond rock supergroup 113 Neck-to-waist areas 114 Get ready 116 Rejection 119 Theme of this puzzle 122 Direct route 123 Mad Men cable chan. 124 Cleared by jumping proofreader 126 Tell untruths 127 Hateful ones DOWN 1 Sorority letter 2 To clarify ... 3 Brainy Sevillians 9 Private eye, informally 11 Three-sharp musical 13 Krypton, e.g. 14 Not healthy 16 Old Soviet premier 18 It has fronds and a trunk 19 Italian port 28 Malodorous mammal 31 Geezer 36 King Minos, for one 37 Chucked 41 Not fertile 49 Defames in print winds) 62 Coaching great Parseghian 64 Part of SSN 66 Brand of taco kits 69 Tined utensil son 71 Sunset color 81 Not drunk 84 Brother, in France 87 Pithy sayings 88 Post-hiking problem 89 Nominal charge 91 Sextet plus a trio 92 Pulitzer-winning critic Richard 98 Catches on 99 Open assertion (French region) 111 Crystal ball gazers 114 Jr.-year exam 86-Down, what centenarians live to 117 Methender 118 Conducted 121 Formerly, name-wise St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885. 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 For Al-Anon meeting location and times, please call (340) 642-3263Thursday, November 22 The St. John Landsharks on Thanksgiving Day. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day. The race will start at 8 a.m. A canned or non-perishable food item would be greatly appreciated and will be donated to charity. Meet at the Annaberg parking lot. There will also be an abbreviated kids course for kids. For more details, email Louise at email@example.com or call Matt at 401-835-2046. Thanksgiving Holiday. Friday, November 23 The St. John African Slave Revolution Committee and the Pan-African Support Group's annual commemorative trek to Fortsberg led by Retired Professor Gilbert Sprauve on Friday, November 23, known as Virgin Islands Freedom Fighters Day in remembrance of the 1733 slave revolt on St. John. Hikers will depart from the area near Sputniks Restaurant. The event is scheduled to begin sometime mid-morning. Saturday, November 24 The annual Rotary Club of St. John Flavors fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, at the Westin Resort and Villas. The Animal Care Center of St. John has just received approximately eight bags of new clothing from a shop located in the Cocoloba mall in Coral Bay. ACC will host a mini vember 24, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Greenleaf Commons next to Merchants Bank. Sunday, November 25 The Unitarian Universalists of St. John meet every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the Great Room at Gifft Hill School Lower CampusThe guest speaker for Sunday, November 25, is Rev. John Saxton, who will speak on Thank You! Thank Who? a Thanksgiving sermon on grati tude. T uesday, December 4 The V.I. Audubon Society movies for the year on Tuesday, movie is The Big Year, star ring Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Come learn how you can participate in the bird count. The movie is free and will be at The Marketplace, next to Zero Sushi.
St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 21 Commerical/Ofce/Storage Space Available SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 One bedroom, one bath w/d Gift Hill $900 Two bedroom, one bath, washer in Fish Bay $1400 Two bedroom, one bath, IN TOWN, $1700 Two bedrooms, two bath on Gift Hill $1600 Three bedroom, two bath, w/d $1800 Two bedroom, one bath, furnished, A/C, w/d in Cruz bay $1900 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 Real Estate FREE TV NBC Olympic's, Baseball, Football, PBS, Telemundo, NBCU. OTA ANTENNAS $30. Or Pay TV wi. DISH NETWORK 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 Commercial/Ofce BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org CALL 340-776-6496 A TTENTION homeowners Have you purchased wood from Paradise Lumber or MSI Building Supplies that is now rotting? You may have been sold defectively treated lumber that will affect the rest Associates. NEXT CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 RDEMAIL email@example.com CALL 340-776-6496 For Rent CHOCOLA TE HOLE 2 Bed, 1 1/2 Bath (Available Dec 1st) Fully Furnished. Electric included. Close to Westin and beach. $2000. Call Ron 715/853/9696 Public Notice Employment CHOCOLA TE HOLE: Share 2/2 Split Plan Large 2/2 with 1/1's split by living areas. Fully Fur nished. Electricity Included. $1100. Close to Westin a nd beach. Call Dyana 704-453-6951 Moving Sale For Rent MOVING SALE 11/22-24, Tools, generator, ladders, household goods, Gifft Hill by dumpsters, follow signs 340-690-3142 Services TRADEWINDS BUILDING FOR SALESouth Shore Road Cruz Bay Quarter Estate Enighed, St. John U.S. Virgin Islands.661 acres (.22 developed and .441 undeveloped) in 100-year land lease commenced in 1987. Three story mixed use building includes: Approx. 9,600 sf.: Four 800 sf. commercial units on street level; Four 800 sf. two-bedroom WAPA electrical and water service; cistern storage. SERIOUS INQUIRIES: 5000 Estate Enighed PMB 55 St. John, VI 00830 TWBuilding@earthlink.net 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. 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 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
22 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012 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 Exceptional St. John Villa Offered Through Debbie Hayes E XCLU SIVE REAL EST A TE 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 Incredible Privacy and unobstructed water views from this beautiful Fish Bay Villa which borders National Park waterfront property. 3 equal sized bedrooms/baths make this villa perfect for rentals or as a family home. Oered at $2,950,000 DebbieHayes-2TW BFV 4.30.2012.indd 1 4/26/12 1:35 PM Cruz Bay Apartments For SaleCruz Bay Apartments, 20 unit apartment complex (6 one bedroom, 14 two bedroom) on St. John, USVI. Minimal acceptable bid is $3,800,000. The Property nanced by USDA Rural Development, which may provide up to approximately $1,710,000 funding for purchase in excess of assumption of existing loan of approximately $1,400,000. Funding includes 100% rental assistance and a 1% loan. All processing subject to USDA Rural Development regulations in 7 CFR 3560. Contact Cruz Bay Apartments, 21400 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 250 Sterling, VA 20166, attn: Roy Pingitore 703-406-3471 x119 for more details. Local USDA Rural Development Area ofce is St. Croix Area VII Ofce. (340-773-9146 x4)
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24 St. John Tradewinds, November 19-25, 2012