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RaniFly Bikinis Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit IssuePage 9 Magarbi TJ Matthew TN SEE PAGE 3 LETTERS: PAGE 18March 3-9, 2014 Copyright 2014 Coral Bay Residents Clean Shoreline of Marine Debris, TrashPage 7 Police Investigate Death of Woman in Rental VillaPage 2St. John Historical Society Celebrating 40th Anniversary on Tues., Mar. 11thPage 19St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Folklife Festival Entertains StudentsSt. Johnian wood sculptor Avelino Samuel, above, demonstrates how to use a lathe for fascinated students at the 23rd Annual V.I. National Park Folklife Festival at Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins. FULL STORY AND ADDITIONAL PHOTOS INSIDE ON PAGE 3 JESS Students Celebrate and Honor Black History MonthPage 2 Magarbi TJ Matthew Remembered for His Kind Spirit, Impressive Work Ethic, Following Fatal Car CrashPage 6

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By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds On the day Julius E. Sprauve School celebrates Black History Month, everybody gets in on the act. From kindergarten through eighth grade, classes honor differ ent aspects of history. On February 28, the schools cafetorium set the scene for those expressions. This years theme for the Black History Month Program was Coming Together. Poems, raps, song and dance, an ensemble play and recitations played out Friday morning as fellow JESS students watched and sometimes cheered. Students also dressed in char acter. A combined offering by Team Awesome presented male ing U.S. President Barack Obama, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Major League Baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson and Robert Johnson, founder of Black Enter tainment Television. Kindegarden students held photos of St. John leaders honored by having local buildings named after them. Third graders took turns playing dissident Rosa Parks and par ticipants in the Montgomery bus boycott that resulted from Parks arrest for sitting in a bus seat reserved for white people. The reading play was entitled the Boycott Blues. First and second graders danced. Sixth graders led a clap and rap to a poem entitled I Am a Black Child. JESS Principal Dionne Wells greeted the assembly, asked students to listen and learn. School Nurse Brown played mistress of ceremonies, entertaining the audience between acts by presenting Black History Facts. Sprauve School teachers prodrille. Principal Wells thanked the students, staff and parents who came to support the young performers. The schools program committee thanked all participants for helping to make the program a success. 2 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel Julius E. Sprauve School honor St. Johnian achievers EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTOR S Andrea Milam, Mauri Elbel, Chuck Pishko, Yelena Rogers, Tristan Ewald, Andrew Rutnik, Craig Barshinger, Jack Brown, Mares Crane, Dan Boyd, Bob Malacarne, Raven Philips NEWSLINE (340) 776-6496 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRESS Tradewinds Publishing LLC P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 CIRCULATION Call the newsline to be added as a newsstand site SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $90.00 per year email: info@tradewinds.vi THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2014 All 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 Sprauve School Honors Local and National Leaders at Black History Month Program St. John Police Investigating Death of Woman, 41, After Fight with Husband in Rental VillaSt. John Tradewinds Police are investigating the death of a female that occurred at a private villa on St. John. The incident was reported to the 911 Emergency Dispatch at about 11:50 a.m. on March 2. According to the preliminary information, police interviewed a male who said he and his wife were on vacation from Virginia and had an argument at the villa. The male said after the argument he slept outside the rental property in his vehicle. The next morning he tried to enter to the villa but could not gain access. He called for assistance to get inside and once inside discovered the unresponsive body of his 41-year-old wife. St. John Deputy Police Chief Maria Jones said this case is presently under police investigation and detectives are examining all aspects of this case. She said This is preliminary information and further investigation as well as an autopsy needs to be done, Deputy Chief Jones said. Deputy Chief Jones urged anyone who had contact with the couple during their stay on St. John should call the detectives and tell them what they know. Any information, even if you think it get a clearer picture of the events leading up to this death, the Deputy Chief said. You can call detectives at 714-9834, 715-5522, 911 or you can call Crimes Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatMano Boyd Brings T raditional Music T o School for Black History Month E. Sprauve School students in his musical program on African and Caribbean musical instruments. Students and teachers donned traditional dress and special events. www.StJohnNews.com

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds neighborhood of St. John could be get a nod on their group dwelling permit from Department of Plancials. The public has a chance to weigh in on the matter at a DPNR Group Dwelling Permit public hearing on Tuesday evening, March 11, at Guy Benjamin School, classroom six, at 6 p.m. A company called East Bay an application with DPNR for a group dwelling permit in order to construct East Bay Beach Club, a development of 28 threeand fourbedroom units plus a club house and associated structures on eight acres of land on East End Bay. Estate Hansen Bay Site The proposed development site, Parcel No. Remainder 6A-1 Estate Hansen Bay, is located past Privateer Bay at almost the very far end of East End. The area is zoned R-1, residential-one, which allows for two homes per half-acre of land. East Bay Beach Club plans were drawn by the Adache Group Architects of Ft. Lauderdale, Flor ida, and show eight single story, beach-front, three bedroom units and 20 hillside two-story, fourbedroom units plus a beach-front club house, pool and pool deck. The club house plans, located off the pool and pool deck, include a kitchen prep area, a great room, a Files for the planned East Bay Beach Club can be viewed at DPElaine I. Sprauve Library in Cruz through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 3 Thursday, March 6th 2014 RAIN DATAat Trunk Bay(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)MONTH: FEBRUARY 20142.55 InchesAVERAGE FEBRUARY2.06 InchesTOTAL Y-T-D4.89 InchesY-T-D AVERAGE5.18 InchesPublic Hearing Is March 11 on Developers Group Dwelling Request To Build 28-unit East Bay Beach Club INDEXBusiness Directory ..............22 Church Directory .................24 Community Calendar ..........20 Crime Stoppers ...................22 Crossword Puzzle ...............24 Cryptoquip ...........................21 Letters .................................18 On the Market .....................12 Police Log ...........................23 Real Estate ....................26-27 Rhythm and Views ..............14 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Jaime Elliott From broom making to bread making, students from across St. John and St. Thomas learned about native arts and foods at the 23rd Annual Folklife Festival. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The sound of the conch shell rang out above Leinster Bay on Thursday morning, February 27, as the 23rd Annual Virgin Islands National Park Folklife Festival kicked off at Annaberg Sugar Plantation. With a theme of Our Culture, Our Future: Passing the Torch, the two-day festival featured many talented local crafts people demonstrating everything from wood carving to basket weaving before a crowd of students from across St. Thomas and St. John all in the shade of the Annaberg Sugar mill ruins. The Echo People set the tone with African-style drumming and dancing and Smalls and the Music Makers kept the beat up with their infectious scratch band sound. Among the demonstrations were wood turning by distinguished St. John wood artist Avelino Samuel, broom making by Edmund Roberts and seine net making by Mario Benjamin. During the two-day free festival, students also had the chance to see how to make dumb bread, johnny cake and Mauby; and taste those efforts as well. Students also enjoyed tasting sugar cane cut right from the Annaberg garden and watching chicken wings fry up in an old pot over coals made on the Annaberg grounds as well. VINP docents were on hand to share the rich history of the Annaberg Sugar Plantation and anFestival organizers welcomed younger students on Thursday, February 27, and older students on Friday, February 28, who heard from culture bearers including historian Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, folklorist Glen Kawabena Davis and African drumming instructor Eddie Bruce. The St. John Folklife Festival is hosted by VINP in partnership with Friends of V.I. National Park each year during Black History Month.Annual Folklife Festival Features Broom Making, Mauby Brewing and More

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By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Thomas Matthew was gazing at the morning bustle on Cruz Bay sun-dappled cemetery sloping down to the waterfront early on the morning of February 24, envisioning the view his 22-year-old son, Magarbi McCullum TJ Matthew, would He was my only son, Matthew said of the oldest of his three children, his voice wavering. He liked to be called TJ for Thomas Junior, his father recalled with his familiar smile easing his somber demeanor. TJ was killed in a February 16 automobile accident near Seattle, Washington, where he had been serving in the U.S. Navy. TJ and his father created Our Market Smoothies, the colorful oasis in downtown Cruz Bay across they made Our Market and Hospitality Car Rental into a shaded gathering spot for visitors and residents with TJ working with his father there after school and on weekends and holidays. Spitting Image of His Father He was the spitting image of his father, one business owner said of TJ. TJ soon was helping to run the business with the same style as his father the same heartfelt, friendly service and purposeful business sense. When he came back for Christmas and New Years, I was late opening up one day, Matthew rein December after three years in the U.S. Navy. He said, Daddy consistency is the key to success in business. TJ had stayed in the states since his enlistment in order to study to continue advancing in rank and most recently had achieved a promotion which normally would take six years, his father proudly noted. He said Daddy if I keep working I can make Chief, Matthew said with obvious pride at his sons accomplishments. Matthew will be going to Washington state in early March to attend military services honoring TJ. March 8 Service at VINP Field A military color guard from Puerto Rico is scheduled to partici pate in a service for Magarbi TJ Matthew at the V.I. National Park Junction on March 8 at 10:30 a.m. The church would be too small, TJs father said of the turnout expected to welcome TJ home. TJ will be buried next to his grandmother, Aurelie Doreen Matthew, in the center of the Cruz Bay cemetery with a clear view of the ferries coming and going from the Cruz Bay dock the ferries which took TJ from his home island to success in his short U.S. Navy career. She raised him, Thomas said, taking some comfort in knowing TJ will be with his grandmother.4 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 If You Purchased Municipal Derivative Transactions from January 1, 1992 to August 18, 2011 You Could Get a Payment for a Class Action Settlement. A proposed Settlement has been reached with Bank of America, N.A. (Bank of America), in a class action lawsuit that alleges price-xing in the sale of municipal derivatives transactions by Bank of America and other companies. The case, In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1950, No. 0802516, is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Who Is Included in the Settlement? This Settlement includes all state, local and municipal government entities, independent government agencies, quasi-government, non-prot and private entities that purchased: (1) Municipal derivative transactions through negotiation, competitive bidding or auction, from any Alleged Provider Defendant or Co-Conspirator or brokered by any Alleged Broker Defendant or CoConspirator, (2) Any time from January 1, 1992 through August 18, 2011 in the United States and its territories or for delivery in the United States and its territories. The Defendants and Co-Conspirators are listed in the detailed notice available on the Settlement website. What Does the Settlement Provide? Bank of America agreed to a settlement amount of $20 million (plus any funds remaining in the State AG Escrow Fund that, as of the date this Notice is issued, Bank of America has access to pursuant to the terms of the State AG Settlement this potential additional amount could be between $0 and $1 million) to be paid as follows: $10 million has already been paid into an escrow account and the balance will be paid later. This Settlement is only a partial settlement of the lawsuit because it only affects the claims against Bank of America. The lawsuit is continuing against other Defendants. Morgan Stanley, Wachovia/Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan have already settled. Bank of America will provide reasonable cooperation, including discovery cooperation, to Class Plaintiffs Counsel in the litigation that will continue against the other Defendants. What Do I Do Now? Remain in the Settlement. To remain in the Settlement Class and participate in the Settlement, you do not have to do anything now. If the Court approves the Settlement, you give up the right to sue Bank of America for the claims and issues in this case. The Settlement Agreement, specically Paragraph 1(cc), which is available at www.MunicipalDerivativesSettlement.com, describes in more detail the legal claims that you give up if you stay in the Class. If you remain in the Settlement Class, you still have the right to exclude yourself from any other settlements with other defendants reached in this lawsuit. Claim forms are not available now. Register on the Settlement website to receive a claim form when it becomes available. For more information: 1-877-310-0512 www.MunicipalDerivativesSettlement.com Exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you do not want to remain in the Settlement Class, you must exclude yourself. You must send a written request for exclusion by rst-class mail, postmarked no later than May 6, 2014 to the Settlement Administrator. The detailed notice available on the Settlement website describes the information you are required to include in your request for exclusion. If you exclude yourself, you cannot participate in the Settlement, but you retain your right to sue Bank of America on your own for the claims in this lawsuit. NOTE: You may receive similar notices regarding proposed settlements with other Defendants (i.e., GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc., Trinity Funding Co., LLC and Trinity Plus Funding Co., LLC). However, if you wish to exclude yourself from the Bank of America settlement, you must send a separate and specic notice with regard to the Bank of America settlement. Object or Comment on the Settlement. If you remain in the Settlement Class and want to object to or comment on the Bank of America Settlement or any part of it, you must le an objection with the Court and deliver a copy to Class Counsel and Bank of America no later than May 6, 2014. When Will the Court Decide Whether to Approve the Settlement? The Court has scheduled a hearing on June 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007, to consider whether to nally approve the Bank of America Settlement as fair, reasonable and adequate, whether to approve Class Counsels request for reimbursement of litigation expenses, and to consider any objections. The Court has appointed the law rms of Hausfeld LLP; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; and Susman Godfrey L.L.P. to serve as Class Counsel and represent all Class Members. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense. You or your lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing but are not required to. If you want to be heard by the Court, you must le a written notice of your intention to appear with the Court and deliver a copy to the Class Counsel and Bank of America no later than May 6, 2014. The Court may change the time and date of the hearing. Any change will be posted on the Settlement website. Get More Information For more information on this lawsuit, your rights, or to obtain a list of defendants, call or visit the Settlement website listed below or write to Municipal Derivatives Settlement, c/o Rust Consulting, Inc., P.O. Box 2500, Faribault, MN 55021-9500. Legal Notice A Father Buries His Only Son, An Island Loses a Shining Y oung ManSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat harbor.

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Magarbi McCullum Matthew, known affectionately as TJ, was remembered last week after he died February 16 in a fatal car crash in Washington state. Matthew, who was stationed at the USS Nimitz with the U.S. Navy, was on his way back to the base after taking friends home when he uid nitrogen, causing the truck to roll over onto his car. He died at the scene just before midnight. Matthew, who was 22 years second class, in the U.S. Navy. Hed reached this rank, which typically takes six years to achieve, in just three years. He was caring, loving, respectful, and humble, said Matthews father, Thomas Matthew of Our Market Smoothies and Hospitality Car Rental. He loved taking care of people. Friends of Matthews from the Navy brought his body home last week. He was pretty impressive as far as knowing what he wanted to accomplish, said AO2 Marie Jackson. Id say he could accom plish anything and everything. He was a hard worker, always wanting to learn. Jackson recalled how Matthew motivated himself to rise through the ranks in the Navy. As an E-3, he pinned an E-4 insignia inside his uniform collar to remind him of what he hoped to achieve. Matthew grew up on St. John, attending Julius E. Sprauve School and Gifft Hill School before graduating from Sts. Peter and Paul School on St. Thomas. Classmate Malik Stevens remembered Matthew as someone he respected. He was one of the few of us who was out doing something positive with his life, said Stevens. For it to be brought to such an abrupt and sad end really affected a lot of us who grew up with him. I was heartbroken that such a good guy with so much potential was taken from us so soon. Chief Recruiter for the Virgin Islands Richardson Lewis remem he enlisted when he reported to the territory in 2010. was a little bit overweight, said Lewis. I said, Hey, you want to join the Navy, you lose 10 pounds and come back and see me. Within that month he came back into the knew this kid was for real. Matthew traveled from St. John three times a week to attend the Naval program on St. Thomas, than those who lived on St. Thomas, Lewis recalled. I knew there was something special about this one, said Lewis. One word to describe him would be impressive. His initiative was something serious. In addition to his impressive drive, Matthew was remembered for being liked by everyone. He was well-loved, said Thomas Matthew. He did smoothies and worked the car rental with me, and he used to get more tips than me. Matthews funeral is scheduled for Saturday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the V.I. National Park ball tend. St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 5 Magarbi Matthew Remembered for His Kind Spirit, Impressive Work Ethic Following Fatal Car CrashSt. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of the Matthew Family Magarbi Matthew of St. John was Washington where he was serving. Happy Holidays! S E N D L ETTERS GU EST O PI N I ON S & OBITUARIES TO: editor@tradewinds.vi

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By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds There has been no new information from V.I. Police Department about the investigation into the mid-January stabbing death of a New Jersey man in his south shore apartment. There is nothing new to report from V.I. Police Department investigators. they have something to release to the public. There is nothing new to report from the private investigator working for the Malfetti family. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has not taken an active role in the investigation despite the call by a New Jersey U.S. Senator for federal involvement in the investigation into Malfettis death. Friends Lambaste USVI on Internet Friends and family of Malfetti on St. John and in his home state of New Jersey, meanwhile, have fed internet chatter which typically follows any major crime against a visitor about how dangerous the U.S. Virgin Islands are for tourists. Malfetti family private investigator William Phoenix has never asserted Malfetti was murdered in a case of mistaken identity, although Tradewinds he was aware of the island rumor that Malfetti was killed after being mistaken for the previous tenant of the apartment he had recently rented. Phoenix has down played the importance of the mistaken identity rumors while alluding to other avenues of investigation. intended target of the attack on Malfetti, but speaking with him is not a priority for Phoenix. We have other persons of interest, private investigator Phoenix told Tradewinds in an e-mail on Friday, February 21. Phoenix would not elaborate.The private investigator has been guarded in his comments Tradewinds concerning the investigation, including the whereabouts of a large screen television stolen from the apartment during or after the stabbing murder of Malfetti. I will answer what I can while keeping my clients and the investi gations best interest in focus, the private investigator wrote in a February e-mail to Tradewinds. That being said, Im not prepared to discuss the television at this time. discovery of Malfettis body on January 19. The burglary (to the main residence) occurred between the hours of 11 p.m. Friday night (January 17) and the time they awoke and reported it Saturday morning (January 18), Phoenix previously told Tradewinds. (The owners) reported the burglary to their residence. They were home at the time the burglary occurred. There is no evidence to support that the homicide did not occur during the same time frame as the burglary to the home, Phoenix continued. His car and Jimmy were discovered on the 19th, Phoenix said. Their caretaker discovered Jimmy Sunday morning. Jimmys car was located on Rendezvous the same day his body was Despite calls by New Jersey U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez for FBI involvement in the investigation of Malfettis murder, the FBI has not had We were told the FBI is involved in a limited capacity, said the investigator whose Phoenix Investigations is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.6 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 No New Information on Malfetti Murder St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue and University of the Virgin Islands will partner to allow accounting students of the UVI to provide a great community service to taxpayers. The bureau of their 2013 income tax returns. This is a free ser returns with the Bureau. The Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Program will run every Saturday until April 5. Assistance the interns will be completing Forms 1040EZ and 1040A only. On St. John, the program will be from 9 a.m. to Bureau in Cruz Bay. Taxpayers should have available all W-2s, W2Ps, Form 1099s, and Form SSA (Social Security Income) readily available.2014 Taxpayer Help Availabe on St. John Every Saturday

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St. John Tradewinds A total of 58 volunteers came out on Thursday morning, February 27, to help clean up the Coral Bay shoreline. Volunteers met at Skinny Legs where they enjoyed a pancake breakfast cooked up Coral Bay Community Council volunteers Jason Hayman and Nancy Stromp before heading out to remove bags of trash and marine debris from the shoreline. The effort was organized by Coral Bay resident Lora Koehler and was sponsored by Skinny Legs, CBCC, Coral Bay Thank you to the 58 wonderful volunteers that helped clean up Coral bay! 139.75 hours total! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 7 CBCC Urging Residents To Complete Water Tests, Consumption Survey PET SUPPLIESCanines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING FISH tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com FULL VETERINARY SER VICES ISLAND SOLAR V.I. 300-watt panels 300-watt inverters SunDrum solar hot water systems Battery stand-alone systems Energy audits Diesel generators Conventional solar hot water systems Power management systems Off-grid living for over 12 years on Lovango Cay. Dan Boyd t: 340-626-9685 e: islandsolarvi@gmail.com We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA Coral Bay Residents Clean Shoreline of Marine Debris and T rashBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Before planning for Coral Bays future water use and water needs, Coral Bay Community a picture of the areas current water use and hoping residents will help. The group has a $182,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to help create a water and waste water plan for the Coral understand residents current water needs, explained the groups environment projects manager Patricia Reed. Were trying to understand residential, commercial and development water and waste water needs now and going forward, said Reed. One way were trying to do that is by having people complete a survey on their water use and what type of waste water systems they have. We want to hear from all residents of Coral Bay. Were collecting baseline information to get a handle on how much water is used here in Coral Bay for when we look at future water use and planning for future water use, Reed said. The water use survey takes between 10 and 15 minutes and is available at Keep Me Posted, Connections and at the CBCC cwateruse. dents have in their cisterns. The group took 20 samples of Coral Bay residents cistern water to Ocean Systems Lab on St. Thomparticularly bacteria levels. The cistern testing is part of the USDA grant which gives residents the opportunity to see if their water meets EPA drinking larly as it relates to bacteria said Reed. ing hosting a second round of testing if residents, who must pay a $40 lab fee, are interested, Reed explained. Cistern testing will let us know peoples drinking water tion systems or if drinking water cus elsewhere. Anyone interested in having their cistern water tested should email CBCC at coralbaycommu nitycouncil@hotmail.com and write CISTERN in the subject line or call the group at (340) 776-2099. St. John Tradewinds News Photos Tires, bags of trash and old dinghies were removed from the Coral volunteers.

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8 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 Amanda Hayes Convicted of Second Degree Murder, Faces to 13 to 16.5 Y earsBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Former St. John resident Amanda Hayes was convicted of second degree murder by a Raleigh, North Carolina jury and sentenced to between 13 and 16-and-one-half years in jail by Judge Don Stephens on Wednesday, February 19. Hayes, 41, was found guilty of second degree murder for her part in killing 27-year-old mother of two Laura Ackerson in July 2011. Amanda Hayes husband, Grant Hayes, who lived on St. John for several years with his then-girlfriend Laura Ackerson gree murder in September 2013 and is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. The jury of nine women and three men deliber ated for 11 hours before handing down its second degree murder conviction following a 13-day trial which featured testimony from 49 witnesses, includ ing Amanda Hayes. During the trial, prosecutors alleged that Amanda Hayes worked with her husband Grant Hayes to mur der Ackerson, the mother of Grant Hayes two sons. Laura Ackerson and Grant Hayes were in a heated custody battle over their two young sons when prosecutors allege Grant and Amanda Hayes killed Acker son, dismembered her body with a power saw, packed her remains in coolers and transported the body pieces to Texas, where they dumped Ackersons remains in a creek near the home of Amanda Hayes sister. Defense attorneys, however, contended that Amanda Hayes only found out that Ackerson was dead after she arrived in Texas with her husband, Grant Hayes two sons and the couples one-month-old daughter, Lilly, according to a www.newsobserver.com story. days that she did not kill Ackerson nor help with the dismemberment, according to the report. She said she did not know that Ackerson was dead in July 2011 until arriving at her sisters house in Texas and having a conversation with her husband outside, under the Amanda Hayes said she was coerced and afraid of her husband, according to the Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper website. She said she was fear ful that he would harm her grown daughter and the infant Lilly, barely a month old when Ackerson was killed. Before being sentenced, Amanda Hayes addressed Judge Stephens asking for leniency, as seen in a video on the North Carolina news website www.wral.com. Your honor, I would just like to apologize with gize to her, to her family, to her children, to my family, to Grants family, to everyone who had to work this case, to everyone who had to sit through this trial, to everyone in the media who has had to watch this and that it has touched their life, Amanda Hayes told Judge Stephens. I am so so sorry that this touched my life in any shape, form or fashion or anyone that I love or care about or anyone and I truly, truly am sorry with every ounce of my soul. Laura Ackersons father, Rodger Ackerson, however, didnt buy Amanda Hayes story and painted her as a manipulator, according to the Raleigh News Observer story. Shes a manipulator, shes a liar, Rodger Ackthe report. She uses that sing-songy voice when she wants to get something from you. That doesnt work with me. Prosecutors went a step further than Rodger Ackerson and alleged that Amanda Hayes, a former actress, had been preparing for the role of her life, according to the www.newsobserver.com report. Prosecutors contended that Amanda Hayes time on the witness stand was the performance of her life, according to the report. Prosecutor Becky Holt said Amanda Hayes had been preparing for her courtroom performance this month for nearly two years. Holt said Hayes had access to police reports and evidence in the case and developed a storyline that seemed too rehearsed. While Amanda Hayes defense team ponders their case for an appeal, Rodger Ackerson reminded people what the gruesome trial was really about, according to the report on www.newsobserver.com. This whole mess is about four people, Acker Its about Laura and three kids. Laura Ackerson and Grant Hayes two sons, Little Grant Hayes and Gentle Hayes, along with Amanda and Grant Hayes daughter, now 3, all live with Grant Hayes mother in Kinston, North Carolina. Before handing down his sentence of between 13 and 16 and a half years behind bars to 41-year-old Amanda Hayes, with credit for her two and a half years already served, Judge Stephens had one last comment for her, according to the www.newsobserver.com report. My problem, I think, here is that I personally believe, based on my view of the evidence, that it is have saved the life of Laura Ackerson and she chose to participate in her killing.My problem, I think, here is that I personally believe, based on my view of the evidence, that it is quite possible and likely that Amanda Hayes could have saved the life of Laura Ackerson and she chose not to. She chose to partici pate in her killing. Judge Stephens quoted in an online report www.newsobservers.com ST. JOHN S LAW FIRM SINCE 1989Real Estate / Land Use / Environmental / Trusts and Estates / Probate Business Entities / Consulting / Litigation / Personal InjuryLocated at beautiful Est. Lindholm, aboe Asolare, 340-693-8255, www.stjohnilaw.comJ. Brion Morrisette & Raf Muilenburg, Partners Clyde Murphree, Of Counsel www.iglavi.org PRESERVE ST. 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St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 9 Continued on Page 28 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Watch out world, here comes Rani Keohane and shes bringing custom bikinis. The Coral Bay-based bespoke bikini designer is riding a wave of publicity which is not about to end any time soon. For the second year in a row, one of Keohanes RaniFly Bikinis was included in Sports Illustrateds Swimsuit Issue coverage and her suits were recently chosen mended for women who rip by Grind TV. On the 2014 SI Swimsuit Iscom, a graphic printed RaniFly tie-string bottom and triangle top bikini is worn by South African model Natasha Barnard as shes photographed lounging on a sandy beach in Brazil. This is the second year in a row that one of Keohanes bikinis has been featured in SI Swimsuit Issues online coverage. And, while many of the SI swimsuit photographers adhere to a less is more ethos, both of RaniFly Bikinis pictures actually show the bikinis. The coverage also includes a handy direct link from the SI website to www.RaniFlyBikini.com. On the heels of the huge SI Swimsuit Issue inclusion, Keohane recently discovered that her suits were also featured by GrindTV. com, which boasted that RaniFly Bikinis were so comfortable they can double as undergarments. All this attention comes welldeserved to a hard working dedurability in every single suit. All RaniFly bikinis are hand-made by Keohane in limited editions with sport-grade Lyrca. The designer operates a retail store and workshop at the Cocoloba shopping complex in Coral Bay where, in addition to keeping her racks full, she also cranks out an incredible number of hand-stitched custom bikinis. Stop by the RaniFly Bikini shop, open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and grab a suit off the rack or choose a print and design a custom RaniFly. Keohane is continually getting in new fabric she receives a new batch about once every three weeks and always dreaming up She offers seven different X-back cuts, meaning women of all cup I do bikinis big and small, one-pieces, everything, said Keohane. I have suits for everyone from teenagers to people who are in their 70s. Were different from other lines of suits that are made only for one body type. The suits are really comfort able, functional and durable, she said. I work really hard to ensure Also at the RaniFly Bikini shop, check out Keohanes line of graphic printed bags, each of which is one-of-a-kind, yoga pants, skirts and headbands all made, like the RaniFly Bikinis Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Locally made bikini by Rani Keohane also recommended for women who ripNews Graphic by Sports Illustrated Magazine If You Purchased Municipal Derivative Transactions from January 1, 1992 to August 18, 2011 You Could Get a Payment for a Class Action Settlement. A proposed Settlement has been reached with GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc., Trinity Funding Co., LLC and Trinity Plus Funding Co., LLC (collectively, GE), in a class action lawsuit that alleges price-xing in the sale of municipal derivatives transactions by GE and other companies. The case, In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 1950, No. 08-02516, is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Who Is Included in the Settlement? This Settlement includes all state, local and municipal government entities, independent government agencies, quasi-government, non-prot and private entities that purchased: (1) Municipal derivative transactions through negotiation, competitive bidding or auction, from any Alleged Provider Defendant or brokered by any Alleged Broker Defendant, (2) Any time from January 1, 1992 through August 18, 2011 in the United States and its territories or for delivery in the United States and its territories. The Defendants and Co-Conspirators are listed in the detailed notice available on the Settlement website. What Does the Settlement Provide? GE agreed to a settlement amount of $18.25 million. This Settlement is only a partial settlement of the lawsuit because it only affects the claims against GE. The lawsuit is continuing against other Defendants. Morgan Stanley, Wachovia/Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan have already settled. GE will provide reasonable cooperation, including discovery cooperation, to Class Plaintiffs Counsel in the litigation that will continue against the other Defendants. What Do I Do Now? Remain in the Settlement. To remain in the Settlement Class and participate in the Settlement, you do not have to do anything now. If the Court approves the Settlement, you give up the right to sue GE for the claims and issues in this case. The Settlement Agreement, specically Paragraph 1(bb), which is available at www.MunicipalDerivativesSettlement.com, describes in more detail the legal claims that you give up if you stay in the Class. If you remain in the Settlement Class, you still have the right to exclude yourself from any other settlements with other defendants reached in this lawsuit. Claim forms are not available now. Register on the Settlement website to receive a claim form when it becomes available. For more information: 1-877-310-0512 www.MunicipalDerivativesSettlement.com Exclude yourself from the Settlement. If you do not want to remain in the Settlement Class, you must exclude yourself. You must send a written request for exclusion by rst-class mail, postmarked no later than May 6, 2014 to the Settlement Administrator. The detailed notice available on the Settlement website describes the information you are required to include in your request for exclusion. If you exclude yourself, you cannot participate in the Settlement, but you retain your right to sue GE on your own for the claims in this lawsuit. NOTE: You may receive similar notices regarding proposed settlements with other Defendants (i.e., Bank of America). However, if you wish to exclude yourself from the GE settlement, you must send a separate and specic notice with regard to the GE settlement. Object or Comment on the Settlement. If you remain in the Settlement Class and want to object to or comment on the GE Settlement or any part of it, you must le an objection with the Court and deliver a copy to Class Counsel and GE no later than May 6, 2014. When Will the Court Decide Whether to Approve the Settlement? The Court has scheduled a hearing on June 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007, to consider whether to nally approve the GE Settlement as fair, reasonable and adequate, whether to approve Class Counsels request for reimbursement of litigation expenses, and to consider any objections. The Court has appointed the law rms of Hausfeld LLP; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP; and Susman Godfrey L.L.P. to serve as Class Counsel and represent all Class Members. If you want to be represented by your own lawyer, you may hire one at your own expense. You or your lawyer may ask to appear and speak at the hearing but are not required to. If you want to be heard by the Court, you must le a written notice of your intention to appear with the Court and deliver a copy to the Class Counsel and GE no later than May 6, 2014. The Court may change the time and date of the hearing. Any change will be posted on the Settlement website. Get More Information For more information on this lawsuit, your rights, or to obtain a list of defendants, call or visit the Settlement website listed below or write to Municipal Derivatives Settlement, c/o Rust Consulting, Inc., P.O. Box 2500, Faribault, MN 55021-9500. Legal Notice

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St. John Tradewinds The Friends of the V.I. National Park Beachto-Beach Power Swim is ranked number 19 on the international list of the Worlds 100 Best Open Water Swims and third among the 17 U.S. open water swims, according to Openwaterswiming.com, the leading website dedicated to open water swimming. The 11th annual Beach-to-Beach Power Swim will be on Saturday, May 24, 2014. The event is set in the protected waters of Virgin Islands National Park along the north shore of St. John. It will consist of three simultaneous events: The long course may be swum solo or as part of a 3-person relay team. There is also an Assisted cat Registration is now open and it will be limited to 350 swimmers. Advance registration is available through May 2 at $40 for adults and $25 for youth 17 and under. From May 3-22, registration will be $50 for adults and $25 for youth. In the unlikely event that places are still avail able, late registration will be available at the pre-race meeting, which will be held at Cinnamon Bay Campground, at $75 and $50 for adults and children, respectively. To register: Friends of the Park Store, Mongoose Jct. Connections in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay In person on St. Thomas at: Caribbean Surf Co., Red Hook, Caribbean Surf Co., Havensight. In person on St. Croix at: SCUBA, Christiansted All swimmers are strongly urged to review the course details and competition rules on this website. Full information about the swim is available at For more information, e-mail: swim@friendsvinp. org, or call: 340-779-4940. By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Dr. Whitney Gray, a selfprofessed water rat from Tampa, Florida, is commuting to St. John from St. Thomas to practice at St. John Dental so St. John residents dont have to commute to St. Thomas for their dental care. The government is mandating employees to seek dental care at least twice per year, Dr. Gray explained. Most government employees are going to St. Thomas. We are starting to take government insurance on March 1, Dr. Gray said. Every dentist is trained in all aspects of dentistry, Dr. Gray explained, but most choose to specialize or concentrate in ar eas. We treat children, the University of North Carolina graduate said of the practice which led by Dr. John Purpura. We like children. There is a big need for education, said Dr. Gray. We and the effects of poor dental hygiene are exacerbated. Dr. Gray, who enjoys free tioned in the U.S. Virgin Islands a bunch before he settled on St. Croix in 2011 where he met his girlfriend, a St. Thomas native precipitating his move to St. Thomas.10 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 Sunday 10am HAWKSNEST BEACH facebook Freshwater Church St. John USVITerry Lansdale, Pastor 340.514.6578(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE) Dr. Gray Joins St. John Dental Staff as They Prepare To Serve Government EmployeesBeach-to-Beach Power Swim Ranked #19 of Worlds Best 100 Open Water SwimsSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat St. John Tradewinds News Photo File

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St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 11 By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds After months of refurbishing, The Healing Arts Complex will be hosting an open house on Sunday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for patients, friends and families. Everybody on St. John is most welcome, said Acupuncturist Dr. May Trieu OMD, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Trieu, who has served St. John and St. Thomas patients for years, is inviting the public to visit the expansion of her healing arts practice on St. John in the former Marina Market building on South Shore Road in Enighed It is for whoever believes in a holistic approach to healing, Dr. Trieu told Tradewinds. Im inviting and encouraging everyone who believes in healing to join us. Chiropractor Elizabeth Masiello, who currently ing Arts building twice a week, according to Dr. Trieu. The Healing Arts Complex will also will feature Psychologists Dr. Laurie Thompson and Dr. Jennifer Richard and Massage Therapist Sheri Theberge. Contractor Robert W. Hoskinson II, a familiar sight over the past several months in his bright white cowboy hat at the South Shore Road medical center, Dr. May Trieu Brings Healing Arts Together Under One Roof on St. JohnSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Carlos FURNITUREHAS IT ALL!FREE Delivery/Setup to St. John at Tutu Park Mall Queen Beds....................from $399Living Room Sets ............from $999Fridge & Stove Combo ...from $1100Open 7 Days a Week340-693-0016 / 340-642-7926Come see what everyones talking about! ~ Large selection of bedroom sets to choose from ~ GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACE ADVERTISE ON... WhatToDo-VI.com ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM www.SkinnyLegs.comBe here even when you are thereCoral Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 340-779-4982 Follow us on facebook St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat open house on March 9.

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12 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Imagine enjoying the sound of the surf gently crashing on the shoreline not far from your bedroom window as you drift off to sleep, already excited to awake early and catch the sun emerging above the Caribbean Sea as you sip coffee on your deck. A three-bedroom, two bathroom property in Estate Calabash Boom offers all of that plus two separate income producing units on a third of an acre for $655,000, explained 340 Real Estate broto listen to the great sound of the surf from the This Calabash Boom home is nestled just while its far from the hustle and bustle of Cruz Bay, youre not isolated. The popular Shipwreck Landing restaurant and shops Tall Ship Trading Company and Now and Zen are only a short walk away. There are two separate structures a lower home and an upper cottage on the well-main tained property, offering plenty of options for a new buyer, explained Donnelly. The home offers multiple options for living in one section and renting out the other or you can have two separate income producing units, said The lower home at this Calabash Boom property features a large living room and a recently upgraded kitchen boasting new tumbled marble counter tops and high-end cabinets. A bathroom and loft bedroom are also found in the lower home as well as both front and side decks with stunning water views. A second bedroom is tucked away in its own gazebo-style pod offering plenty of privacy. The upper cottage at this Calabash Boom property consists of one bedroom, one bathroom, a kitchen and living room as well upper and lower decks boasting those beautiful water views. The property is located on the bus route and is child friendly, Donnelly explained. This property features a fully fenced-in yard which is dogand kid-friendly, she said. The property also stretches up the hill a ways from the upper cottage so there is still room to add on as well. Other features at this Calabash Boom property include native stone walls and mature trees offer ing plenty of refreshing shade. The property also boasts a gated driveway and space across the street to store a boat or dinghy, Donnelly added. But one of the most amazing features at this Calabash Boom property has nothing to do with the improvements to the land. Ive seen some incredibly beautiful sunrises from this property, said Donnelly. For more information about this property call (340) 779-4478 or on her cell at (340) 643-6068. Enjoy the Sound of the Surf and Stunning Sunrises from this Calabash Boom Property PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION MOOSEHello my name is Moose and I have been at the shelter for 3 years. I am very loving and need to be in a home with a fenced in yard, no cats, and I have the potential to be around another dog. I am trying very hard home, please help me! St. John Tradewinds News Photos

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St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 13 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Bajo el Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction is hosting an opening reception featuring new work by two of Love Citys most talented and well-established artists on Friday, March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. Dont miss the chance to see new wood sculptures by the imitable St. Johnian Avelino Samuel and the latest paintings by longtime Ivanna Eudora Kean High School art instructor Lisa Etre. Samuel imbues his pieces with grace, and whether carving burning or coloring the wood hes using, the sculptor allows the material to speak through the work. I try to create objects that showcase the beauty of wood ishes and surfaces, said Samuel. Sometimes, this is experienced by allowing the material to be the dominant voice. Other times, Samuel tweaks the woods natural hue to make a cer tain character more pronounced, he added. In other instances, the mate rial (wood) is worked to accent its character, said the artist. This may take the form of carving, burning or coloring, all in an effort to create an object that appeals to the eye and tactile senses. For Etre, her newest paintings have been all about change, she explained. This exhibit represents a transitional time in my life, said Etre. With the loss of both parents and my retirement from 30 years teaching art, my future physical and emotional location was an unknown. Painting provides what I know for sure, now. Although enjoying the comfort of her well-honed art work, Etre also took the opportunity to push new inspiration along the way. Painting continues to chal lenge, frustrate, and humble me, said the painter. Striving to capture light, color, and the astonish-Bajo el Sol Art Reception To Feature New Work by Samuel and Etre St. John Tradewinds News Graphics/Photo Samuel, at right. crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! ing beauty of St. John on canvas, I traversed to new venues for inspiration and composition. As she travels down her path of transition, Etre continues to seek the answer to a few guiding Do they pull me back or keep they aid in going forward? Join Bajo el Sol to enjoy balletic new wood sculptures by Samuel and breath-taking paintings by Etre at this months opening reception. The evening will also feature live classical guitar music by David Laabs. Both artists work also will be featured throughout the month of March. Bajo el Sol is located up the stairs at Mongoose Junction and regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information about the show or Bajo el Sol check out www.bajoelsolgallery.com or call (340) 693-7070.

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14 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 St. John Tradewinds Throughout the school year, students are periodically gathered together in either the gym, the cafeteria, or in the library to listen to someone speak. After going through this so many times, Ive mastered multitasking, listening to the speaker while examining my peers. As I look around, I see a large population of students with very diverse backgrounds, but often with the same facial expression; boredom. Why are they so bored? Sometimes it comes down to the speaker. Your attire, posture, attitude, agenda, speech, what you say, and how you say it are all important. Everything you do and say means something. Obviously if you come in and read your speech off a paper and say it with no emotion at all, we arent going Rhythm & ViewsAn outlook on young adult and student interests and concerns by Raven Phillips-LoveSchool Assemblies to care about what you have to say. Youve already proven that you dont care, why should we? If you genuinely put work into your speech, it will be evident in your presentation. Its very pertinent that you strive to make your presentation stand out. Many a lawyer and attorney has entered our schools to tell us the same things over and over again; dont have sex, do drugs, commit a crime, and pay attention to your schoolwork. Theyre all things you should say to a teenager, but after hearing it for the eighth time in a month, we tend to stop listening. Depending on how you approach the subject, just mentioning any of these topics may cause us to stop paying attention. I should point out that not all of the blame falls upon the speaker. Sometimes the speaker could spend nights in advance researching and for the topic they want to share with us, only to present in front of a crowd a rude, bored, and uninterested teenagers. Sadly, some of us wont care no matter what you do. Some parts of the student body are only in school because they have to be and couldnt care less about who comes in to talk to us. More often than not, these are the ones who need help and guidance the most. saying the wrong things can change our opinion on you and your cause immediately. Personally, I believe that the best way to get the message through our heads is to have two individuals; one whose life is ideal and one who has our choices can lead us. tions thrown their way, and passionate about what they are telling us. Dont sugarcoat a single thing; we arent babies anymore. Babying us is Were at an age where its paramount that we know the truth. Just tell ing us not to do something just makes us want to do it more. If we have be less likely to take certain risks. If curse words help you express your points, let them out. We thoroughly enjoy speakers who are genuine and passionate. Keep in mind that every student is different and thinks about things onate with us. Do not let that discourage you. There is a decent amount of students who, if spoken to correctly, will listen. Dont give up on catalyst we need to better ourselves. You could cause someone to turn their whole life around, and one of the most rewarding feelings in the world is being an aid to ones success. Who knows, perhaps well end up in your same exact position one day. A fresh clean suit, a well put together presentation, and a lunchroom full of bored teenagers. St. John Tradewinds Alexa Putnam, a resident of St. John, VI, was among the 2,900 students from the University of Massachusetts Boston who made the Fall 2013 Deans List. Recognized for its innovative research addressing complex issues, UMass Boston, metropolitan Bostons only public univer sity, offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city. UMass Bostons 11 colleges and graduate schools serve 16,000 students while engaging local, national, and international constituents through academic programs, research centers, and public ser vice activities.

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St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 15 17th AnnualSt. Patrick's Day ParadeSaturday, March 15thStarts at 12:00 High NoonParade participants should meet at the Cruz Bay tennis courts by 11:30 am For more information, call The Quiet Mon Pub at 779-4799From the Kitchen: Corned Beef & CabbageServing Irish Fare All Day Live Music by Chris Carsel & Company St. John Tradewinds The Best of Both Worlds Fine Art and Craft Gallery invites the public to a series of Friday Night Ftes with the next event featuring artwork by Candace Greathouse and the Charme of Italy on March 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mongoose Junction. Paul Tsakeres of Island Cork will be offering a wine tasting of his favorites from Italy. Coming from the gray winters Greathouse was immediately attracted to the colorful surroundings of St John. She is drawn to the happiness and sense of celebration of the magical island and she brings the rainbow of colors to her pallet for paintings full of action action and a sense of joy. This years collection at Best of Both Worlds is a symphony of the colors of wildlife including carnival, evening barefoot dancers, and sugar birds. Charme of Italy was started Dec 1, 2013, by Anne Harrington and her husband Benedetto. After living in Venice they became enchanted with the Venice craftsmanship and glass masters traditions in making jewelry and Italian handbags. After visiting St. John many times they decided to start a little shop in Coral Bay carrying the Italian handbags. The shop has been a huge success and people colors that Murano brings and the handbags have been received with great enthusiasm. Benedetto is an executive chef from Sicily and cooks one night a week (Wednesday) at Pickles. The couple loves the natural feeling of St. John and the wonderful community of people who have welcomed them to this beautiful Island. They will be featuring excit ing new jewelry in from Venice: bracelets and necklaces along with leather handbags and masks from Italy. For more information, contact Best of Both Worlds at 340-6937005 or by e-mail at thebestof@ optimum.netFriday Night Fte Features Artist Candice Greathouse and Charm of Italy WinesBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Rain cant stop the Carnival and rain certainly didnt stop the 1,101 people who ran and walked across St. John on Saturday morning, February 22, as part of the 18th Annual 8 Tuff Miles road race. An early morning downpour drenched participants as they congregated at the start line outside of the V.I. National Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay, but the rain tapered ahead of the races start. With the rains over for the time being and in the front of the pack, guitarist Matt Still from Jacksonville, Florida, strummed out the Star Spangled Banner. The sun was out when Race Director Peter Alter reminded participants of the newly installed speed bumps a few feet from the just around 7:20 a.m. to get the 18th annual running of what has become the largest road race in the Virgin Islands underway. It took more than two full minutes for all 1,101 participants to cross the start line and head out on the course which winds along The skies, however, did not stay clear for long. The fastest runners encountered the much of the race, at around mile one, according to several 8 Tuff Miles participants. Less than an hour later, 30-year-old Rick seconds. It would be more than 30 seconds before the next runner sent the crowd of well-wishes and volunteers into cheers as 32-year-old Marc Teismann of Newport, 51minutes and 42 seconds. About a minute later, Paul Jones, 38, of 52 minutes and 32 seconds. While there were no records set on the mens side the course record of 45 minutes and 46 seconds set last year by David Riddle, 31, of Ohio still stands there was 8 Tuff Miles this year. Perennial favorite Ruth Ann David past four years found some competition in the form of Jessica Rice, 38, of Needham, MA. Rice set a new womens course record with a time of 56 minutes and three seconds. She crushed the previous womens course record of 57 minutes and 15 seconds which was set in 2004 by Letitia Dusich of St. Croix. ished second on the womens side this year with a time of one hour, one minute and 23 seconds. Third place for women was taken by 22-year-old Emily Egelhoff Whalen of one hour, two minutes and 36 seconds. are the hundreds of other runners and walkers who make the race the huge success that it is each year. The 8 Tuff Miles race entices more than 1,000 people to get out of bed in the dark on 18th Annual 8 Tuff Miles Draws 1,000+ Runners and Walkers St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Yelena Rogers rain.Continued on Page 16

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the last Saturday morning in February and hoof up and down at times ridiculously steep hills to cross a races popularity simply continues to grow. One thing Ive learned after 18 years is that people like 8 Tuff Miles, no matter what the weather is, said Race Director Peter Alter, who was enjoying a few lazy afternoons last week following the hectic pace he sets leading up to the big race. Along the race route runners and walkers have the chance to re-hydrate at 12 different water stations staffed by volunteers who dress up and cheer on par ticipants. Volunteers also help set up and break down and fruit and more. A big thank you to the close to 400 volunteers who helped out this year, said Alter. The best water station this year went to the St. John Animal Care Center crew, the groups third win in a row, who this year donned Underdog costumes and doggie noses to greet runners at the Ajax Peak station. The race went smoothly again this year, according to Alter, who is hoping to change one thing ahead of next years 19th Annual 8 Tuff Miles. I want to stop registration at the end of January, said Alter. There is so much else to do it would be nice to not deal with registration during the month of February. This year we had people who still wanted to sign up on Thursday night [Feb. 20]. Keep an eye out next year for early registration deadlines and start getting ready for the 19th Annual 8 Tuff Miles Road Race on Saturday, February 28, 2015. 16 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 2014 8 Tuff Miles Road Race Top 20 Winners Overall 18th Annual 8 Tuff Miles Draws 1,000+ Runners, Walkers Villa owners and managers!Become a member today of the Island Green Living Associations Green Villa Program!* Want a competitive edge in the rental market? Want to lower your energy costs? Want your villa to be featured in popular tourist magazines, newspapers, travel blogs, and more? Want to help establish St. John as an ecotourism destination while preserving the natural beauty of our island? Green up your villa to earn various rewards and incentives. Youll be improving your villas operations while helping to promote St. John as a green island. Learn more at www.igbavi.org. Call 340.779.4940 to book today!Visit www.friendsvinp.org/seminars or pick up a brochure for more details! 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Hindes 27 St. John, VI 12 57:50 Joe Jacobs 30 Bloomingdale, NJ 13 58:28 Bob Benedum 62 St. John, VI 14 58:29 Chuck Emerson 27 St. Croix, VI 15 58:43 Evan Quirk-Garvan 24 St. John, VI 16 58:45 Matt Crafts 35 St. John, VI 17 58:58 Thomas Hanna 22 St. John, VI 18 59:00 Guy Williamson 33 Tortola, BVI 19 59:38 Jonathan Miller 26 Hahira, GA 20 59:41 Court Lill 36 Cincinnati, OHFEMALEPlace T ime Name Age Hometown 1 56:03 Jessica Rice 38 Needham, MA New record 2 1:01:23 Ruth Ann David 40 St. Thomas, VI 3 1:02:36 Emily Whalen 22 Asheville, NC 4 1:06:38 Katrina Crumpler 34 Tortola, BVI 5 1:06:45 Ana Wittmann 52 St. Croix, VI 6 1:06:48 Stephanie Remick 28 Arlington, VA 7 1:08:19 Sarah Jones 36 Apex, NC 8 1:08:29 Julie Craig 47 Mattapoisett, MA 9 1:08:35 Chelsea Meyer 25 St. John, VI 10 1:09:09 Julie Sommer 35 St. Croix, VI 11 1:09:30 Liz Reda 31 New York, NY 12 1:09:31 Sarah OShea 35 Cohasset, MA 13 1:09:38 Lora Deckert 42 Edelstein, IL 14 1:09:43 Laurel Gaudet 29 Epping, NH 15 1:10:10 Sarah Swan 27 St. John, VI 16 1:10:14 Trish Kroesch 24 St. Thomas, VI 17 1:10:23 Nora Crawford 29 Neptune Beach, FL 18 1:11:44 Shauna Henley 29 Philadelphia, PA 19 1:12:05 Diane Linehan 46 Ipswich, MA 20 1:12:29 Kathryn Palmer 33 St. Thomas, VI

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St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 17 ORIGINAL LISTING COURTESY OF RICH GREENGOLD The live music scene on St. John is bigger and better than ever! music this good in their stateside cities. homes, cars and rentals. SUNDAYS MONDAYS TUESDAYS WEDNESDAYS THURSDAYS FRIDAYS SATURDAYS To be added to this live music schedule, the event must be a regularly scheduled event (sorry, no one-night performances), email info@tradewinds.vi with: date, time, location, performer and style. NO PHONE CALLS. Will You Marry Me Sand CastleSt. John Tradewinds St. John artist Annie Caswell found a new medium last week. jumped at the chance, she explained. he bent down on his knees in front of the surprise sculpture, said St. John Tradewinds Enjoy surf and turf at the 2014 St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). New this year, the 1st Annual STIR Golf Challenge will be held on Wednesday, March 26, at St. Thomas famous Mahogany Run Golf and volunteers are invited to enter this landbased contest then keep the competitive vibe going out on the sea for the three-day STIR March 28-30. JP Montegut, commodore of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, says, The 1st Annual STIR Golf Challenge is one event we are adding this year to expand beyond our tradi tional three-day regatta and enable visiting sailors more opportunities to see and enjoy the island and more ways for residents to join in on the fun. The 1st Annual STIR Golf Challenge features a 2-person scramble format. Play starts at 10 a.m. Entry fee of $135 includes clubs and represents a $100 discount off rack rates. Deadline for entry is March 12. Cocktail reception follows play. Prizes for be awarded with regatta prizes on Sunday March 30. that it should be on every golfers Bucket List, invites Nevin Phillips, PGA director of golf at tournament sponsor Mahogany Run Golf Course. Designed by world-renowned architects George and Tom Fazio and opened in 1980, the 6000 yard, Par 70 Mahogany Run Golf Course attracts thousands of visitors each year golfers and non-golfers, celebrities, and Presidents alike to its challenging fairways and lush greens. Carved from BlueBit stone, the course is nestled between the scenic hills and breathtaking shoreline of St. Thomas scenic North side and showcases the local charm and outright beauty of our island. Perhaps most awe-inspiring, the course includes the world famous Devils Triangle, a three hole stretch sure to challenge the best of players. Included in the Devils Triangle is the par-3 14th hole, situated 200 feet above a rocky inlet of the Atlantic Ocean and offering breathtaking views of the neighboring U.S. and British Virgin Islands an experience not soon forgotten. While at the course, make time to visit Mahogany Runs Golf World Top 100 selection of resort sportswear and logoed merchandise providing the perfect souvenir for you or a cherished gift for friends and family back at home. For more information about the 1st Annual STIR Golf Challenge and to register, call (340) 777-6250 or (800) 253-7103, or Email: info@mahoganyrungolf.com1st Annual Rolex Golf Challenge March 28-30

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18 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 Crossword Answers Puzzle on Page 24 NEXT DEADLINE:THURSDA Y MARCH 6th2013-TO-DATEHomicides: 0 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 2nd Degree Burglaries: 2 3rd Degree Burglaries: 23 Grand Larcenies: 68 Rapes: 1 2014-TO-DATEHomicides: 1 Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 0 3rd Degree Burglaries: 3 Grand Larcenies: 10 Rapes: 2 Letters To St. John TradewindsAs I am sitting on my couch in front of a glowTradewinds on my computer. Speaking of winds, they are whipping outside my windows, and tomorrow we are forecast to have a high temperature of two degrees below zero with wind chills in the 25 below range. Imagine that. T ed Almen Kerkhoven, MinnesotaT wo Degrees Below Zero, Wind Chills 25 BelowGood day, Senator Gittens, I heard your announcements regarding two hear ings near the close of Mario Moorheads show yesterday. I appreciate it, but that Education hearing will the nagging school lunch issue. Parents were told that the boil-in-bag element was discontinued, and not to worry. However, just yester day we learned of pre-cooked, pre-sauced meatballs being boiled in bags and then transferred to large students on the smaller individual plates. There are many other pre-cooked foods inter ber, bear in mind all this is being done without parenbeing thrown away by students. Many students are left very hungry. That is not the intention of the National School Lunch Act of 1966 neither the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. I do not think a separate hearing is needed on this one issue, but maybe so. It is that big; that urgent. You may recall various groups and individuals across this territory have been voicing their concerns, but to the best of my knowledge, the problem persists. On the same Monday of said hearing at 12 noon a discussion will be had of it on Radio One in St. Thomas. 1000AM dial. If you can, please have one of your staffers tune in and report to you while you are on the Please do your best to make sure this pressing issue is added to the Cole agenda. Senator Cole too will receive this email, as well as all your other colleagues the press. Thanks for your attention. Have a great weekend, sir. Randy GarciaSchool Lunch: Our Students /Children Are Still Hungry For the past several years, theres been a lot of talk about prosperity. It has moved from the corporate boardroom to the pulpit. While many have found its doctrine to be true, others have denounced the blatant emphasis on wealth In my time working at a bank, I have witnessed the powerful attachment which money has on people. It is understandable, you need money to pay rent, pur chase gas, procure groceries and provide a comfort able lifestyle. When you are faced with a loss of income, your sense of security is threatened. Fear and anxiety set in as the due date for bills gets closer. nancial hardships. This is probably why church lead ers have promised a better tomorrow if you follow Gods teachings on how to manage His resources. Depending on your monthly income, expenses and debt, many people need the help of counselors spend and waste, it will add up to zero. There are accounts of people in the Bible and in real life who lived in prosperity and poverty. Howwith Christian living. On one hand, many countries that are not wealthy have a rich sense of love through the bond of sharing limited resources. On the other side, folks with lim ited funds have less access to good health care, food and water. We are fortunate on this island to be somewhat in the middle. Even though we see the commercials for many items, not having the ability to buy the mer sprees. Whether you believe in the prosperity doctrine or not, those who choose to budget, save, invest and edsecure the future. God willing, your efforts will be rewarded. Money Matters, Emmanuel PrinceProsperity Doctrine ISLAND NOTES from the publisher MN

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St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 19 St. John Historical Society Celebrating 40th Anniversary Tuesday, March 11St. John Tradewinds The St. John Historical Society invites the St. John community to celebrate its 40th anniversary at a party at the Battery on Tuesday, March 11, at 5 p.m. The event will feature catered food and drinks and a slideshow of St. John and Historical Society images. A video entitled Flight to Freedom: Hans of a modern-day Icelandic family to discover the true story of their enslaved Crucian ancestor, will be shown, along with a presentation by V.I. historian and SJHS board member George Tyson. All are welcome to attend. Non-members are asked to consider making a donation at the party. The SJHS began in February 1974 with a meeting of 19 residents ters at the Creek in Cruz Bay. The goals and objectives of the SJHS were laid out that day, and have remained largely unchanged since. SJHS volunteers have played a major role in promoting and preand cultural heritage throughout the societys 40 years. The clear ing and stabilization of the ruins of the Annaberg Country School was by the society, and stewardship of the site continues to remain a high priority for the SJHS, which completed its annual clearing of the schools ruins on February 15. The society was instrumental seum at the Cruz Bay Battery, and later, at the Elaine I. Sprauve Library, in the 1980s. SJHS volunteers have left their mark across the island, from a sundial with an to the Emmaus Moravian Church, to the replacement of an illegible the construction of the Cruz Bay and the replacement of cannon mounts, also at the Battery. Through the efforts of SJHS volunteers, the ruins of the Annaberg slave village were restored; the Enighed cemetery and the Elaine I. Sprauve Library were cleaned up and planted with inkberry trees, oleander, and ground orchids; and the oldest marked grave in the Cruz Bay Cemetery, where Lucretia Virginia Howard Minor rests, was restored. The society preserved island culture with its place names project, where more than 20 local culture bearers helped to extensively map the Coral Bay and East End names of the early 1900s. In October 2009, the SJHS published its Quarters, a compilation of 66 ar ticles and more than 160 historical pictures, illustrations, and graphics, further demonstrating the societys commitment to be a strong advocate for the presentation and dissemination of St. John history. After entering into a 99-year lease with the St. John Community Foundation for land on the historic Bellevue Estate on Gifft Hill Road in 2013, the society plans to construct an accessible climatecontrolled archive, library, and ever-growing collections, as well as a modest museum and exhibit area in which to share them. Willis, who joined the board like to ensure continued preser vation of the islands history for decades to come by educating St. John youth. One of my goals is to encour age new writers, new storytellers, new photographers, new genealogists, new archaeologists, and new archivists to actively pursue our day to day history, while we impress on them the wonder of what came before, said Willis. Young peoples perspective is impor tant, and our organization will be stronger when we get more of our young people to join us. The SJHS board of directors extends sincere thanks to the entire SJHS membership and all of the societys loyal contributors and friends, both past and present. It is because of their support, and the support of the St. John community, that the St. John Historical Society has remained the active and enduring organization that it is today. To stay up to date on everything thats happening with the stjohnhistoricalsociety.

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20 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. Saturday, March 8 The 28th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction will be on Saturday, March 8, at Caneel Bay Resort. Call 776-1735 for more details. The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. on Satconference room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus. Sunday, March 9 The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John will meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, at Gifft Hill Schools Lower Campus Room. Rev. Will Saunders will be discussing the topic of Pouring Confusion Out. T uesday, March 11 The St. John Historical Society invites the St. John community to celebrate its 40th anniversary at a party at the Battery on Tuesday, March 11, at 5 p.m. The event will feature catered food and drinks and a slideshow of St. John and Historical Society images. End neighborhood of St. John developers get a nod on their group dwelling permit from Department of Planning and public has a chance to weigh in on the matter at a DPNR Group Dwelling Permit public hearing on Tuesday evening, March 11, at Guy Benjamin School, classroom six, at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15 The American Cancer Bark for Life event in the territory at The Emmaus MoraBay, St. John. This event is a fundraiser, and proceeds will be used for cancer advocacy, prevention and education throughout the district. For more infor mation, call 775-5737. Sunday, March 16 Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library will sponsor a cheese and beer tasting event at St. John School of the Arts on Sunday, March 16, starting at 4 p.m. The tasting will be led by cheese sommelier Kathy Guidi and brew masters Chirag Vyas and Kevin Chipman of St. John Brewers. This event is free for members, $25 for others. T uesday, March 18 The St. John Communi ty Foundations 25th Anniver sary Community Impact Work Session and dinner meeting will be Tuesday, March 18, at the Bethany Moravian Church from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 340-693-9410. ALCHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS All meetings are now open. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 6 p.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Thursday 7 a.m. Nazareth Lutheran Church, Cruz Bay; Sunday 9:45 a.m., Hawksnest Bay Beach; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 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) 642-3263 Audubon Plant Sale Is Loads of Fun for All AgesSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat above right, showed off their new purchases, including a seedling. There were still

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St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 21 The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of St. John will meet at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, at Gifft Hill Schools Lower Campus Room. Reverand Will Saunders will be discussing the topic of Pour ing Confusion Out. The service is designed to provide a modest personal introduction, his approach to things religious and spiriChild care is provided during service. FOR SALE:Beautifully Carved Indonesian Teak Door and Window Shutters3 Windows & 2 Doors Available (buy separately or as package deal) CALL 340-642-5386 T O MAKE AN APPOINTMENT T O VIEW Cooking Oil Illegally Dumped Near MangrovesSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of CBCC dispose of it. Residents should take their oil to the Susannaberg Transfer Station. The University of the Virgin Islands Board of Trustees will ence room of the Administration and Conference Center on the St. Thomas Campus. The Board will begin with regular session agenda items. UVI President Dr. David Hall will present the Presidents Report. He will be followed by Chairmans Comments from Board Chairman Alexander A. Moorhead. The Board will receive an update report from the Research and Technology Park Board. Then the Board of Trustees will consider other agenda items. The Planning Committee will present a new Key Performance Indicators reporting matrix for the Boards review. The Board will go into executive session and will report any actions taken in executive session before being adjourned. The UVI Board of Trustees last met on Jan. 13, in the Administration and Conference Center on UVIs St. Thomas Campus. The St. John Community Foundations 25th Anniversary Community Impact Work Session and dinner meeting will be Tuesday, March 18, at the Bethany Moravian Church from 6 to 8 p.m. Collaborative engagement on the communitys new resource Meeting) followed by vote on priority projects to be featured in an aggressive multimedia campaign. If you have not registered your communityfoundation.org and register now! For details or more information, call 340-693-9410.SJCFs 25th Anniversary Impact Work Session and Dinner Meeting March 18 28th Annual GHS Auction March 8Gifft Hill School is pleased to announce the 28th Annual Gifft Hill School Auction to be on Saturday, March 8, at Caneel Bay Resort. Please call 776-1735 for more information.Beer and Cheese Tasting March 16Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library will sponsor a cheese and beer tasting event at St. John School of the Arts on Sunday, March 16, starting at 4 p.m. The tasting will be led by cheese sommelier Kathy Guidi and brew masters Chirag Vyas and Kevin Chipman of St. John Brewers and The Tap Room. This event is free for current friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve library, $25 per person for non-members and guests. Proceeds will go to support programs and projects sponsored by Friends of the Elaine I. Sprauve Library. For more information call the library at 340-776-6359. UVI Board of Trusteess To Meet Mar. 8 Rev. Saunders Speaking to UUF Mar. 9

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22 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 Crime has a cost and it is ultimately paid by the law abiding citizens of the community through higher prices and higher taxes. Reducing that cost puts money back in your pockets. If you know something, say something, as law enforcement cannot control crime without your help. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what they need to solve these cases. St. John On Tuesday, January 14th, police received a report from Denzil Clyne Car Rental in Cruz Bay that three Jeep Wrangler spare tires had been stolen from vehicles parked in the businesss parking lot. Please help police solve this crime and apprehend the thief(s). St. Thomas On Thursday, February 13th at 9:00 p.m., a man at Jarrah Mini Mart Gas Station was changing his tire when an unknown male walked up to him and said Its a long time I want to cut your throat. The victim said the suspect swung a box cutter, which cut him on the left side of his throat. Tell us what you know about this incident so police can identify and arrest the assailant. St. Croix On Saturday, February 1st at about 7:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the area of the Frederiksted Vegetable Market, where they found 31-yearold Wellington Pennyfeather Jr. lying in the roadway. Police believe an altercation took place at the market between the victim and another person and that Mr. Pennyfeather was shot as he ran from the area. If you know anything about this homicide, please let us know. It is through your help that homicides were down in 2013. Help make our community a safer place by telling us what you know about these, or any other crimes, at www.CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward to be paid according to your instructions. If you have an unsolved crime you would like Crime Stoppers to feature, send an email to CrimeStoppersVI@gmail.com.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin Islands 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 Sunday School 9 a.m., Divine Worship 10 a.m. 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 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, Divine Worship 8:30 a.m., 776-6713 Freshwater Church Sunday Service 10 a.m; Monday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Thursday Womens Bible Study 9 a.m. Saturday Mens Bible Study 10 a.m. Follow us on Facebook for Locations or call (340) 514-6578 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 Catholic Church The schedule is as follows: Saturdays at 6 p.m. Sundays at 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. Fridays at 7 p.m. Call 776-6339 for more information. 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. Bible Class on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Church Directory St. John Tradewinds As the V.I. Department of Education gets ready to make the jump from the traditional paper testing to online assessments which will eventually replace the old VITAL-S with the more modern, and interac tive exams offered by the Smarter Balanced Assess ment Consortium (SBAC) the Department of Education is also reaching out to parents, and the general public, for their support. The new assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, which the Department adopted in 2010 and continues to be aggressively integrated into the public school curriculum. The adoption of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math set high performance and knowledge goals for students, while also pushing the bar higher for teachers whose lesson plans and instruction now have to be more streamlined and tailored to the subject matter and parents, who can now also have more of an understanding of what the students are expected to learn at their respective grade levels. The standards offer a clear progression of skills throughout the grade levels, along with opportunities to review in order to keep student skills sharp. The accompanying switch to a new online assessment system aligned to the Common Core will not only allow students to be better prepared for college and the workforce, but will give our schools and parents will receive more timely feedback about the students per formance ultimately allowing us to track student progress from elementary to high school while the tests themselves will become more interactive and accessible, boosting student engagement overall. identify what else needs to be done to make sure all schools and students are prepared to administer and take the online assessment. Meanwhile, training is ongoing for test administrators who will adminis ter the exam to students in grades 4, 7, 11, according We will also continue working with our admin istrators and teachers to ensure that the online assessments remain fair, accessible and are administered appropriately to all students, Education Commissioner Donna Frett-Gregory said. Working to make sure that the proper technological infrastructure is in place before the testing begins will also be a top prior ity. We will also remain committed to improving the technical support and training provided to teachers on assessment practices. Nationwide, studies show that a large majority of educators are enthusiastic about the implementa tion of the Common Core State Standards and expect them to lead to greater student achievement. While it is not expected that student testing scores will show a dramatic jump during the 2014-2015 school year -mon Core assessments teachers have said they look forward to seeing achievement steadily increase as students become more exposed to the rigorous cur riculum. being conducted by the Department during the 20142015 school year. Most children will be tested online during this time.DOE Gearing Up for Transition to Online Assessments

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St. John Tradewinds Insular Investigation detectives on St. Croix arrested Attorney Maxwell McIntosh on February 27, charging him with Embezzle ment by Fiduciaries and Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses following complaints by clients and an investigation that revealed he used his clients money to oper ate his business and pay personal bills. McIntosh was hired to oversee a family probate case and given a check for $183,188.31. The client matter was not concluded in three years and McIntosh said he was unable to complete the probate. Further investigation into the mat ter revealed that the check was deposited into a bank account that did not have any funds. A second client of McIntosh told police that the attorney was hired to sell some family property for $259,315.79 but only gave the owners $20,000. The family said they were unable to recover the balance of the sale from McIntosh. Detectives said the investiga tion into McIntoshs bank account count in which he was holding cli ents funds to operate his business and pay personal bills. Maxwell McIntosh appeared in Superior Court shortly after his arrest and was released on his own recognizance pending further court action. St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 23 Sunday, February 23 12:21 a.m. Man called to report loud music in Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the Peace. 12;56 a.m. Woman called to report a disturbance in the area of the Port Authority Dock. Disturbance of the Peace. 2:20 p.m. Man present a nd reporting a burglary in Estate Carolina. Burglary Third. 10:23 p.m. Man called to report an accidental injury in the area of Caps Place. Accidental Injury. Monday, February 24 4:12 a.m. Man called to report a burglary at the Vitran Bus 4:35 a.m. Man called to report an auto collision in Grunwald. Auto Collision. 11:21 a.m. Citizen called to report an auto collision Cruz Bay area of tennis courts. Auto Collision. 2:18 p.m. Woman of Bethany called to report her home was broken into and items removed. Burglary Third. 3:08 p.m. Woman present reporting she lost her Canadian passport in the area of Enighed. Lost Document. 4:59 p.m. Man called to report a male with rocks in his hands trespassing on his property. Police Assistance. 6:32 p.m. Woman called to report her minor grandson broke the windshield of her vehicle at Chocolate Hole. Destruction of Property (Domestic Violence) to report an auto collision in downtown Cruz Bay in the area of Slim Mans parking lot. Auto Collision. T uesday, February 25 10:33 a.m. Woman called to report being harassed in per son via email, and by telephone by a male who used to work for them. Harassment by telephone, telegraph or written documents. 11:55 a.m. Man called to report a vehicle was damaged in the parking lot of the Westin Resort. Damage to ta vehicle. 6:15 p.m. Callabash Boom woman present to report an auto collision in the area of the Mar ketplace parking lot. Auto Collision. 10:50 p.m. Citizen called to report loud music in the parking lot of Cases by the Sea, Coral Bay. Disturbance of the Peace. W ednesday, February 26 10:26 a.m. Woman called Enighed. Burglary Third. 10:37 Man called to report auto collision in the area of Caneel Bay. Auto Collision. 10:46 a.m. Man of Shipwreck Landing called to report a Third Degree Burglary. Bur glary Third. with minor who was placed in protective custody and was released to his parent. Burglary Third. 6:564 p.m. Citizen called area of Upper Carolina, Center line Road. (Unf.) Illegal Discharge of a Weapon. 7:38 p.m. Man present reporting he was involved in an auto collision on Jacobs Ladder. Auto Collision. Thursday, February 27 8:03 a.m. Woman called to report a nude male walking on the roadway in the area of Francis Bay on North Shore Road. Suspicious Activity. 643 p.m. Glucksberg man called to report an auto collision at Caneel Bay Resort. 7:02 p.m. ADT Security called to report a sounding alarm at Internal Revenue Bureau in Enighed. Activated Alarm. 8:22 p.m. Woman of Brooklyn, N.Y., present to report she lost her wallet in the the rest room of Cinnamon Bay Campground. Lost Documents. 10:12 p.m. Person called to report a music disturbance at Island Blues. Disturbance of the Peace. Friday, February 28 2:30 a.m. Activated alarm Alarm 4:14 a.m. ADT Security called to report an activated alarm at the IRB. Activated Alarm. 1:50 p.m. Man present rea male he had a prior altercation with. Police Assistance. 9:24 p.m. U.S. Postal Ser vice called to report an activated vated Alarm. Saturday, March 1 12:18 a.m. Security Chief for Gallows Point called to report loud music. Disturbance of the Peace. 3:07 a.m. Woman called the area of Susannaberg, Club Getaway. Illegal Discharge of a Firearm. 7:42 a.m. Activated alarm in Estate Enighed. Activated Alarm. 8:18 a.m. Man called to report being involved in an auto collision in area of Mongoose Junction. Auto Collision. 10:00 a.m. Man present to report that he was assaulted by a known male in the area of Caps Place, Cruz Bay. Simple Assault and Battery. 10:39 a.m. Man present to report he lost his Indiana State driver license, area unknown. Lost Drivers License. 7:07 p.m. Government of the V.I. present reporting a disturbance in Enighed Valley. Disturbance of the Peace. 7:16 p.m. Enighed woman called to report needing police assistance to remove a male off the property. Police Assistance. 7:47 p.m. Citizen called to report loud music coming from a home in Estate Adrian. Distur bance of the Peace. 10:25 p.m. Man present reporting a disturbance in the area of W&W. Disturbance of the Peace. 11:13 p.m. Man reported a disturbance at the Beach Bar. Disturbance of the Peace. Sunday, March 2, 2014 2:46 a.m. ADT reported an activated alarm at Caps Place. Activated Alarm. SWIMMING TIPSCommon sense tips to use everywhere at home and on vacationVIPD Safety TIPS Never swim alone and stay within arms reach of an experienced swimmer while in the water. Be knowledgeable of the water environment and its potential hazards, such as deep and shallow areas, currents, depth changes and obstructions. Dont mix alcohol with swimming, diving or boating. Alcohol impairs judgment, balance and coordination, affects your swimming and diving skills and reduces your bodys ability to stay warm. If you get caught in a current or are pulled beyond the reef, remain calm and dont panic. Swim diagonally to the current until you reach safety. If you cant nd a safe spot, wait for rescuers. Making our Community a Safer Place to Live, Work and Play These safety tips are brought to you by the VIPD and the St. John CIT St. John Tradewinds News Photo Maxwell McIntoshAttorney Maxwell McIntoch Arrested for Embezzlement by Fiduciaries and Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses

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24 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 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 340-779-4486ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstbank Located in downtown Cruz Bay 340-776-6881FurnitureCarlos Furniture 340-693-0016 Located at Tutu Park Mall on STT Free delivery and setup to St. JohnGreen BuildingIsland Green Building Association check www.igbavi.org for Seminar Series info and ReSource Depot inventoryInsurancePGU Insuracne Located at The Marketplace 776-6403; pgunow@gmail.com Theodore Tunick & Company 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 Real Estate340 Real Estate Company, LLC 340-643-6068 or 340-779-4478 340realestateco@gmail.com www.340realestateco.com Debbie Hayes, GRI tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995 debbiehayes@debbiehayes.com www.stjohnvirealestate.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.comRestaurantsFish Trap Restaurant and Seafood Market tel. 693-9994, Closed Mondays La Tapa Restaurant tel. 693-7755 Open 7 Days a Week Ocean 362 American Contemporary Cuisine Sunset dining at Gallows Point For reservations, call 340-776-0001 Skinny Legs A Pretty OK Place tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comServicesC4th Custom Embroidery tel. 779-4047 Located in Coral Bay Island Solar "Off the Grid Living for 10 Years" tel. 340-642-0531Wedding ServicesWeddings by Katilday www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Consulting, Travel Coordination, Accommodations St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory GINGER ROOTSACROSS 1 Like a game-ending homer 8 Fireplace residue 20 Raw metal for smelting 21 Davis who played Thelma 22 Caligula, e.g. 23 She was one of the Spice Girls display 26 Milk director Gus Van 27 Kid in diapers 28 CSI: Miami star 30 Sea fed by the Volga 34 Jail cell resident 35 Perfect diving score 36 Turn On the Radio singer 40 More cagey 45 Oil-catching receptacle 46 Mileage rating org. 47 gras (goose-liver paste) 48 Eon subunit 49 Oh yeah? who?! 50 Q-U queue 52 Grandson of Elizabeth II 59 Kennel cry 62 Hen product 63 Red or White team 64 Comic known for her Tarzan yell 73 Items needed to make something 77 Record label since 1950 singer 81 Me, in Marne 82 Pres. on a 1970s dollar 86 Big name in late-night talk 91 It aired Moesha 93 Nabisco (old corporation) 96 Band of two 97 Pleasures 98 Moist mo. 101 Impersonate 104 Writer Upton 107 Grammy-winning diva 110 Draw upon 112 Flies of Botswana 113 Scientology founder 119 Femur, e.g. 123 Make pass 124 Bolshevism founder 128 Sweet lady of song 129 Duck variety 131 Workers going to blazes 133 Trait shared by 10 people featured in this puzzle DOWN 3 Forsaken, old-style 4 Ski mask or tuque 5 Partner of aah 7 Sharpie and Flair products 8 Rile up 9 Use stitches 10 Obey 11 Interweave 12 Loud salute 13 Neuter, as a horse 15 Codeine, e.g. 16 Sketched again 18 Debt slips 19 put it another way ... 24 Pork 29 Tuneful way to celebrate something 31 Current unit 32 Beetle type 33 Itsy-bitsy bite 37 Sooner than, poetically 38 Grotesque 39 Jay-Z music 41 Sound from a lush 42 See 61-Down 44 Light shaft 51 Banks on a runway 54 Class using a fridge 57 No hands! preceder 60 Cupboard pest 61 With 42-Down, Hallof-Fame Dodgers shortstop 64 Middle mark 65 100 percent 67 More than bi68 Wind dir. 70 Mil. address 71 Nutty TV dog 74 Two racing Unsers 75 In of 78 Spanish table wine 80 Kerrigan and Sinatra 82 Marinade alternative 83 Bad-mouth 86 PC inserts 88 Election abstainer Lavigne hit) 90 No, to Burns 94 I-M link 95 Lo- screen 99 GI rank 100 Breathe 103 Millennium series heroine Salander 105 Vigil light 106 To life! toast 107 City divided until 1990 108 Staples unit 111 Socks away 113 Loll around 114 Designer Gernreich 115 Reader (magazine) 120 Most draft-eligible 125 Spiegel 126 Seedy bread 127 Steered

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St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 25 Commercial Space Available COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE Prime street level retail location, FIRST MONTH FREE with one year lease For more information: or AndyNick at (340) 771-3737 / Andy at (340) 690-1260 For Rent CORAL BA Y HOUSE for Rent, 2.5 Bedroom 1 Bath, Unfurnished, Located near Love City Grocery on call 1.480.626.7571. *3 ACRES* Adjacent to National Park, Gentle grade, easy build. Convenient beach access. Call Peter at John Foster Real Estate 340-513-1850 Located at Battery Hill, only a short walk away from Cruz Bay. This has breathtaking views and cool breezes. $475,000. Peter @340-513-1850 J ohn Foster Real Estate Real Estate APTS FOR SALE: Two apartments in compound located in Cruz Bay Valley. 340-776-3455 SCENIC PROPERTIES 340-693-7777 CRUZ BAY Small private house, no pets, $800 One bedroom, one bath One bedroom, one bath view, no pets $1800 CORAL BAY Two bedroom, one bath house, large deck, washer, awesome view $1800 STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS, AUTOS FROM $35 MONTH 643-3283 PASTORY SELF STORAGE Available Immediately 5x5x8 up to 10x20x8 One mile from Cruz Bay. 340-776-1330 BUYING? SELLING? RENTING? SEEKING?CALL: 340-776-6496 EMAIL: advertising@tradewinds.viGET RESULTS!Credit Cards Accepted Tutor Available TUTOR AVAILABLE: Veteran teacher available for enrichment or remedial tutoring for children 5 to 14 years old. Very experienced in individual learning styles and furthering motivation. 617-688-3818 EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL, OFFICE OR STORAGE340-776-6455 Commercial/Ofce Employment Storage FOR SALE BY OWNER Giveaway $695,000, turnkey condition, pool, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, cement, beautiful and views of Coral Bay and BVIs. Price. Call (508) 939-1414 Land for Sale FOR SALE: Tradewinds BuildingThree Story Masonry Building on South Shore Road 100 feet frontage on South Shore Road .25 acres of parking Email: TWBuilding@Earthlink.net Public Notice BUSY REAL ESTATE OFFICE WANTS EXPERIENCED SALES AGENTS LOOKING TO EARN HIGH COMMISSIONS. INQUIRIES ARE CONFIDENTIAL. CALL RE/MAX 775-0949 or EMail: dbeam@remax.net

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26 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 O: 340-776-6666 F: 340-693-8499 www.Islandiarealestate.com | www.Seaglassproperties. Serving St. John for over 40 years Colibri | $2,990,000 3 bedroom | 4 bath I 5,420 sqftLarge waterfront home in Great Cruz Bay recent refurbishing just completed. Luminera | $2,195,000 3 bedroom | 3.5 bath I 6,639 sqftGreat water views over the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the British Virgins. Brisas Del Mar | $1,350,000 3 bedroom | 3 bath I 2,625 sqft A luxury Villa on cool Bordeaux Mountain with great water views over Coral bay. Casa de Sonadores | $2,650,000 5 bedroom | 4.5 bath I 10,300 sqftLocated in the gated, upscale subdivision of Virgin Grande Estates. Palm Terrece Unit 6 | $749,000 4 bedroom l 3 bath I 2,183 sqftSpacious condo has it all! Within walking distance to town and Frank Bay Beach .Lavender Hill Suite 10E | $450,000 1 bedroom | 1 bath I 1,180 sqftNewly upgraded kitchen and bath. Stunning views of adjacent islands and Cruz Bay. 5 bedroom l 4 bathroom l 2,122 sqft Enjoy views of the Caribbean sea from the spacious deck. Hansen Bay Estate | $2,490,000 I 18 Acre Ready for development or family estate. pristine East End. HOME VALUE REPORT FREE Call Today for Your 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 I C B r Br V I f r nf t t r Eb V R. O .M DebbieHayes-TW CasaBueno 11.26.2012.indd 1 11/30/12 2:37 PM $1.550M

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St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 27 COMPLETE REAL ESTATE SE R VI C ESST JO HNS OLD EST R EAL ESTATE F I R M SE R VI N G ST. JO HN F O R 54 YEA R S! INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com TOLL FREE: WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM YOU CAN SEE FOREVER Exceptional BVI views from nearly acre, 2 home property on lower Bordeaux. Large cottage with kitchen & living room area, bdrm, bth, sleep loft & wraparound porch. Sec ond cottage is roomy efciency with full kitchen, bath & lovely front view porch. Live in one & rent the other! COQUI COTTAGE Caribbean cute and ready to be loved! Studio layout with king bed in a solid masonry building makes a great start on this .5 acre lot. ROTUNDA A private, gated estate in Upper Peter Bay bordering pristine VI National Park. 5 bdrm/5.5 bth villa w/ lavish outdoor bar, in nity edge pool, sen sational views across St. Johns North Shore to the BVIs. Beaches minutes away! VI FRIENDSHIP VILLA Cliff side along the waters edge of Great Cruz Bay. 6 bdrm suites, exercise room, game room & private sandy beach. This villa offers high quality waterfront living w/ luxurious amenities & view of your boat in the harbor below! CINNAMON BAY ESTATE borders Ntnl Park in Catherineberg, private, gated setting, 3 bdrms, 23 ft wall of glass & outstanding views. Spacious living areas, wrap around decks, expansive sundeck, large pool, elevated spa & covered dining. PETER BAY GATEHOUSE an ex quisite 2 bedroom villa on large lot in Peter Bay Estates has great views and breezes. Michael Oxman plans avail able for expansion. Incredible Value! VILLA MARBELLA Own this stunning 3 bedroom and 3.5 bath custom Virgin Grand Estates villa. View pool and large veranda. Great rentals and sunsets over St. Thomas and Pillsbury Sound. One level living with fabulous Great Room! STONE POST COTTAGE Caribbean charm on a 1.5 ac. lot of lush tropical gardens in Chocolate Hole. 3bdrm/3bth main house, stone guest house, & a small island cottage. Spacious deck wraps around 55x15 lap pool, spa and gazebo. SAVE WAPA COSTS! SEA TURTLE VILLA is a green SOLAR NETMETERED contemporary home that cash ows! Amazing water views, sleeps 8, tropical landscaping, pool, & open architecture set amidst secluded privacy. PARADISE ON THE ROCKS Tropical living, big views & masonry home-centrally-located on Ajax Peak. Two units: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and great room upstairs; private entry 1 bedroom apartment downstairs. Rent one, live in the other! LOVE VIEW TOO 2 br/3bth w/ sweeping views to East End & BVI. Concordia home near Salt Pond Bay and US National Park is all-masonry construc tion w/ pool. Villa w/ pod living is ide al for rental or family retreat. COMPLETE THIS DREAM The ground work has been laid for a new owner to step in and complete this house! Com pleted is a masonary 2x1 apartment and a detached 1x1 wood cottage. FISCH BAY 2X2 This charming well built home has many unique tile details and is sur rounded by lots of fruit trees. Solar panels net metered for low electric bills. CORAL COTTAGE This cute 3 bdrm Caribbean cottage sits on the hill side above Coral Bay with views from Virgin Gorda to Jost. Decks make it a per fect short term rental, on paved road minutes from town. The Company that gives back to St. John OWN A MONTH IN A LUXURY HOME Choose a 3 BR 3.5 BA or a 4 BR 4.5 BA villa in upscale Virgin Grand Estates. These 3,000 sq ft villas feature STT & sunset views, pool, AC & more. Priced from $42,000 LAVENDER HILL Luxurious 1 bedroom unit adjacent to pool with 2 decks. Walk to beach and town. Handsomely furnished, immaculately maintained, excellent rental man -agement. $499,000 MLS 12-249$2,395,000 MLS 13-499 $7,485,000 VIDEO MLS 12-424 $3,599,000 MLS 11-186 $1,999,000 MLS 10-381 $1,295,000 VIDEO MLS 13-432 $995,000 MLS 13-470 $790,000 MLS 12-139 $372,500 MLS 13-498 $599,000 MLS 14-25 GALLOWS 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 WATERFRONT MLS 11-187 $1,950,000 MLS 13-7 VIDEO VIDEO PETIT TRESOR (a small treasure) at Cruz Bay Villas is a charming onebdrm condo w/ a romantic view over the pool & across Pillsbury Sound to St. Thomas. Pool with wrap around deck and great sunset views! $325,000 MLS 13-86 $659,500 MLS 14-20 $585,000 MLS 13-346 $745,000 MLS 13-129 PRICE REDUCED! $4,900,000 MLS 13-512 VIDEO WATERFRONT PRICE REDUCED! SEARCH ENTIRE ST. JOHN MLS, VIEW PROPERTY VIDEOS AND NEWSLETTER/SALES HISTORY AT WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.CO M LOTS OF LAND LISTINGS!! MOTIVATED SELLERS!! SOME SELLER FINANCING!! CAROLINA from $ 55,000 EMMAUS hillside $ 75,000 FISH BAY from $ 79,995 CHOCOLATE HOLE from $ 118,500 HANSEN BAY hillside & WATERFRONT $ 139,000 GLUCKSBERG from $ 195,000CONCORDIA from $ 225,000 FREEMANS GROUND from $ 225,000 CALABASH BOOM hillside $ 235,000 VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES from $ 249,900LOVANGO CAY South shore from $ 250,000UPPER MONTE BAY/RENDEZVOUS from $ 799,000 SABA BAY hillside & WATERFRONT from $ 999,000 PETER BAY/NORTHSHORE from $ 1,650,000 WESTIN TIMESHARES from $ 500/weekONE MONTH FRACTIONALS from $ 42,000 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott

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28 St. John Tradewinds, March 3-9, 2014 St. John bikini designer Rani Keohane, below left, will sponsor St. John sailor Mimi St. John Tradewinds swim suits, from her sports-grade Lycra. I originally started making suits 12 years ago with the Bikini Bus and I have people who still have those suits and still wear them, said tomers are really loyal. They all say these are the most comfortable suits and they always come back for more. Also amazing about RaniFly Bikinis are the prices. These bespoke suits would be right at home on the beaches of St. Tropez, but dont around $105 to $145 with custom suits about an additional $10 per piece, depending on the fabric. Keohane also offers local discounts. The designer is gearing up to release T-shirts soon and is working on a new, resort-themed NautiFly line, due out next season. Keohane didnt share many details of her upcoming project except to explain its been in the works for at least a year. Keohane is also sponsoring Coral Bay sailor Mayumi Mimi Rollers bid to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil. Roller and her sailing partner Kayla McComb, who are working to sail a 49erFX for Team U.S.Virgin Islands, will be sporting RaniFly Bikini suits at their Keohane wearing her web designer hat also found the time recently to add a Custom option to her website, with 25 different styles of tops and 20 different cuts of bottoms and tons of different prints from can still enjoy their very own bespoke bathing suit. Continued from Page 9 RaniFly Bikinis Featured in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue