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Ronnie Jones Knocks Out Third Opponent Greg Miller and Will Take Shot at RockyPage 3CBCC Pres. Urges Governor To Create Purchase Agreement for Estate CarolinaPage 2 June 2-8, 2014 Copyright 2014 Cruz Bay Post Ofce ExpandingPage 5 2 fragile environment and articulate and implement a vision for the future that enhances the quality of life of all who live here. Without a loca l municipal government, and being eight miles through the National Park from the Cruz Bay population center, Coral Bays unique needs and community desires can easily be forgotten or overlooked by a ny centralized government We are a diverse population but with a high consensus on shared values as was shown in our Community Vision Survey. CBCC is a vehicle to coalesce and elevate these concerns. On behalf of our board and members, we sincerely thank the 30th Legislature for paying attention to the set of community needs that are addressed by this appropriation and legislation. CBCC urgently calls on the deJongh administration to implement the legislation to acquire portions of 7 Remainder Carolina from a wil ling seller This is an example of a public/private partnership I have attached a map of the area and will be happy to discuss the location with you. One of CBCCs purposes is to pro actively promote thoughtful land use and public infrastructure plann ing. We have facilitated community visioning beginning in 2004, and continuing to the Com munity Vision Survey http://1drv.ms/1hAkSUZ and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) workshop directly involving about 140 people in Coral Bay in May 2013 This yielded a report with recommendations for future development strategies for Coral Bay that was released in January 2014. The reports are available at www.cor albaycommunitycouncil.org I hi ghly recommend that you read Pan-o-rama Kicks Off 2014 St. John FestivalPage 7 Barshinger Displays Anger, Demands Accounting for St. John Capital Improvement FundPage 6 V.I. Government Doesnt Have Deed To OppenheimerResidents Express Desire To Work Together To Set Fair Rules and Regulations for Oppenheimer UsePage 4 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of St. John Festival and Cultural Organization St. John Festival Pageantry Begins SEE INTERVIEW WITH THE LADIES ON PAGE 9.
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY Despite a lack of money in the St. John Capital Improvement Fund, Governor John deJongh should create a purchase agreement to realize potential federal funds to help pay for the 170-acre Estate Carolina land acquisition, Coral Bay Community Council President Sharon Coldren told senators at a Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Y outh and Recreation hearing on Thursday night, May 29, at the St. John Legislature building in Cruz Bay. The V.I. Senate passed an amended bill in 2011 the total 170-acre Parcel 7 Remainder Estate Carolina from the Egbert Marsh Trust. of the estate, was earmarked for a V.I. Waste Management Authority-run convenience center and trash facility. Other portions of the land which stretches from the Estate Carolina valley up to Centerline Road include a mostly dry ghut with the potential for hiking and biking trails and historic ruins where interpretative tours are possible, explained Senator at Large Craig Barshinger. 2 St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson email@example.com NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org COLUMNISTS & CONTRIBUTORS 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 email@example.com ADVERTISING firstname.lastname@example.org MAILING ADDRE SS 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: email@example.com 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 Continued on Page 16 2 fragile environment and articulate and implement a vision for the future that enhances the quality of life of all who live here. Without a loca l municipal government, and being eight miles through the National Park from the Cruz Bay population center, Coral Bays unique needs and community desires can easily be forgotten or overlooked by a ny centralized government We are a diverse population but with a high consensus on shared values as was shown in our Community Vision Survey. CBCC is a vehicle to coalesce and elevate these concerns. On behalf of our board and members, we sincerely thank the 30th Legislature for paying attention to the set of community needs that are addressed by this appropriation and legislation. CBCC urgently calls on the deJongh administration to implement the legislation to acquire portions of 7 Remainder Carolina from a willing seller This is an example of a public/private partnership I have attached a map of the area and will be happy to discuss the location with you. One of CBCCs purposes is to pro actively promote thoughtful land use and public infrastructure plann ing. We have facilitated community visioning beginning in 2004, and continuing to the Com munity Vision Survey http://1drv.ms/1hAkSUZ and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) workshop directly involving about 140 people in Coral Bay in May 2013 This yielded a report with recommendations for future development strategies for Coral Bay that was released in January 2014. The reports are available at www.cor albaycommunitycouncil.org I hi ghly recommend that you read Fathers Day Luncheon Set for June 15St. Ursulas Episcopal Church will be honoring four commu nity leaders at their annual Fathers Day Luncheon on Sunday, June 15. Vernon Parsons, Robert OConnor, Carl Penn and Julien Har ley will be recognized at the annual event at noon at the St. Ur sulas Multipurpose Center. Tickets are $35. Festival Event Applications AvailableApplications for the St. John Festival Food, Arts & Crafts vendors, Festival Village Booth and Parade will be available at St. must have a valid business license. For additional information, call 340-690-3692 or 340-690-1725. estate planning seminars on Saturday, June 7, on the island of St. John. The seminar will be from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. The public is invited to attend. The estate planning seminars represent the proactive efforts of and outreach to Virgin Islanders. We saw a need throughout the territory for this type of infor avoided with basic estate planning, says Lt. Governor Gregory R. Francis. We hope that the community utilizes this opportunity to acquire the tools needed to make the best decisions about protect ing their assets for future generations. Space is limited. Persons interested in attending are asked to register by contacting 776-6737 or emailing lgoestateplanning@ lgo-vi.gov. Registration closes at noon on Friday, June 6.Estate Planning Seminar Set for June 7CBCC President Urges Governor To Create Purchase Agreement for Estate CarolinaSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of CBCC A memorial service for Dr. James Pace Clayton has been scheduled for Sunday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Turtle Bay Point at Caneel Bay Resort. Caneel Bay Resort will provide ferry transportation from Red Hook to Caneel Bay for St. Thomas residents. The ferry will depart from the public ferry dock at 9:45 a.m. Return transportation will not be provided.Dr. James P. Clayton Memorial June 8 Gifft Hill School is proud to announce the Graduation Ceremo ny for the Class of 2014 on Friday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. on Trayser Field at the Upper Campus. The Commencement Speaker will be Dr. Elenoe (Crew) Smith, post doctoral research fellow with appointments at Boston Childrens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Reception to follow. Please call (340) 776-1730 for more information.GHS Class of 2014 Graduates June 13 Government Employeess Retirement System has temporary suspended the Member Outreach services at The Battery in Cruz Bay until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.GERS Member Outreach Suspended
By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds St. John Senator at Large candidate Ronnie Jones has only Independent Almando Rocky Liburd left in the political ring as an opponent for St. John Senator at Large and Jones is going to try to knock out Rocky Perennial candidate Jones thus far has successfully challenged the candidacy of his only two Democratic primary opponents and the only Republican candidate. In addition to the two Democrats knocked out of what would have been a three-way primary, former St. John Administrator James Dalmida Jr. and political newcomer St. John businessman B. Greg Miller, Republican based on the three-year residency require ment after being challenged by Jones. The Supervisor of Elections did not identify the source of the previous challenges, but Jones acknowledged on Saturday, May 31, that he had challenged all three candi dacies and would be challenging Liburds candidacy next. I dont mind running against anyone as long as they are legal, Jones said. We have to have a process that people think is correct. There is a system otherwise there is chaos. The St. Johnian, who said he will be taking a leave from his Department of Human Services position at the end of June to remaining general election opponent, Independent candidate and former Senator at Large Liburd, but he will ask the Supervisor of Elections to verify Liburds residency. Party W ants Liburd Candidacy Challenged the candidacy of Independent Liburd, on the same three-year St. John residency requirement already used by the Supervisor of Elections to disqualify two Democratic candidates and one Republican newcomer. The election system should do it on la Richards Samuel told St. John Tradewinds on May 31. But, there has to be a challenge and it should come from Ronnie (Jones). Jones, who said he previously only had challenged potential primary opponents for the Democratic nomination, said Saturday, lenge to Liburds candidacy on Monday, June 2, based on the requirement a Senator at Large candidate must live on St. John for three years prior to election. Throughout his former service as Senator at Large, Liburd lived with his late wife Faye in a their St. Thomas home on Raphune Hill overlooking the Charlotte Amalie waterfront. Liburds elderly mother still lives in the family home in the Palestina area of Coral Bay with the assistance of a caregiver. Liburd could not be reached for comment. Jones Challenges Knock Out Three In a series of announcements, Supervisor of Elections Caroline Fawkes has dispolitical candidate who has lived with Sen. Barshinger on St. John since late 2012. Jones acknowledged that he challenged Hodges candidacy, but said he only did os because Sen. Barshinger initially had told him Hodge would be running as a Democrat St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 3 Thursday, June 5thAfter being informed that my residency was being challenged and scrambling to provide the required documents to support my claim, I was later informed that I needed to submit a tax authorization form at the last moment. The form also stated that I needed my wife to submit to do so. Jimmy Dalmida, St. Johnian 2014 RAIN DATAat Trunk Bay(Courtesy of Rafe Boulon)MONTH: MAY 2014AVERAGE MAYTOTAL Y-T-DY-T-D AVERAGE Continued on Page 19Jones Knocks Out Third Opponent Miller and Will Take Shot at Rocky Companies Still Need Operating Agreements for Government VesselsT ransportation Services Good T o Go W ith New Ferry After Safety DrillsSt. John Democrats Organize Campaign in Rockys Home Corner By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY The Democratic par ty took their partys primary campaign dependent candidate Almando Rocky Liburds corner. The Democratic Committees Pamela Richards Samuel, a key player in St. Croix politics and V.I. government, has brought her political skills to her adopted island of St. John and appears to be taking her nascent St. John residency seriously, Just days after the Supervisor of Democratic nomination, Ronnie Jones and B. Greg Miller, and disallowed a strong contender, former St. John Administrator James Dalmida, Samuel to a meeting to discuss a campaign debate schedule. of at Large candidate Miller, the primary plans are no longer necessary. Ironically, the organizational meeting was conducted at Freds, the downtown Cruz Bay institution recently expanded by former Senator at Large Rocky Liburd. Liburd was not present and it was not known if he was on St. John. By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds Cruz Bay I one of two new, government-owned, multi-million dollar, multi-hulled ferries being put into service on the Red HookCruz Bay passenger route is ready to rock and roll. But inter-island passengers hope not too much. The vessel, one of two pur chased with federal funds which arrived in the territory nine months ago, has received U.S. Coast Guard approval for operation by Transportation Services Inc. Cruz Bay I has gotten all their drills done and they are good to go from the U.S. Coast Guard standpoint, said USCG Lt. Cmdr. Bryson Spangler. I understand that there are some contractual issues still to be resolved. Both Transportation Services and Varlack Ventures, the second franchisee for the passenger ferry service between St. John and St. Thomas, have spent months trying to iron out contractual details with the owner of the vessels, the V.I. Department of Public Works. Varlack Ventures has been in no hurry to add the governmentof three vessels. Varlack is in the process of getting prepared for its drills, Lt. Cmdr Spangler told St. John Tradewinds. The company still has the USCG practice dummy on staff for a while longer as its crew prepares for their USCG safety drills for their vessel which has been christened Red Hook I. INDEX Crime Stoppers ...................19 Guest Opinion .....................14
By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY The Virgin Islands government does not have a deed to the small portion of Hawksnest Bay waterfront known as Oppenheimer Beach, and the last recorded deed for the parcel when it was sold as private property restricted the propertys use to one private dwelling, V.I. Commissioner of Sports, Parks and Recreation St. Claire Williams told a May 29 V.I. Senate hearing in Cruz Bay. The announced goal of the public hearing by the Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Y outh and Recreation was to hear testimony about concerns in reference to uses and practices, according to Committee Chairman Sen. Myron D. Jackson. Commissioner Williams did not hesitate to state his concern was his departments responsibility to maintain the property in conformity to jurisdiction of the legislative act accepting the property. Our responsibility is to make sure the property is maintained for residents and visitors based on its limited size and deed restrictions, Comm. Williams told the three senators in attendance and the gallery of citizens at the Thursday evening committee hearing at the Legislature Building in Cruz Bay. Comm. Williams defended his agement of the historic shoreline property, before the commissioner acknowledged his concern over the fact that the V.I. government did not have a physical deed for the Oppenheimer property. We dont have a deed for conveyance (from the estate of Op-4 St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 PO BOX 429, ST. JOHN, VI 774-1625 ACROSS FROM LIBRARY U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS 501 (3) c NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION BULLY is about 7-years-old and was hit by a car, which caused him to lose his leg. He has a set of hot wheels that he is still adjusting too. He is very sweet with people but probably would do best in as a single dog, but loves cats. 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Doesnt Have Deed to Oppenheimer; Last Deed Restricts Use to ResidentialResidents Express Desire To Work Together To Set Fair Rules Senators Urge Commissioner St. Claire Williams To Reopen Park Bandstand for PerformersBy T om Oat St. John Tradewinds St. Johnians seeking a place for public performances railed against the lack of venues for live music on the island, includ ing the purported unavailability of the much-maligned Cruz Bay bandstand in the recently refurbished Frank Powell Park for musical performances. The V.I. Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation ceded control of the bandstand in the Cruz Bay park to the Department of Public Works for the duration of the long-running renovation of the park opposite the Cruz Bay ferry terminal on the waterfront, according to Commissioner St. Claire Williams. appearance before the V.I. Senate Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Y outh and Recreation chaired by Sen. Myron D. Jackson. There is still some work that needs to be completed. At the urging of the Senators Comm. Williams agreed to act to resolve the return of the bandstand to his department by Public performances. Maybe in time for the St. John Festival? Continued on Page 18 penheimers late daughter Toni Oppenheimer Sibler) to the V.I. Muted Agreement on Noise Abatement Discussion on the most anticipated of the three St. John issues on the V.I. Senate committee agenda for the public hearing on a number of St. John issues, ended in muted agreement that the V.I. government needs to protect its interest in the property and honor the deed restrictions and that V.I. noise ordinances were strict and enforceable. While proponents of expanded use of the V.I. government-owned property had called for public discussion of opening the property to commissioner responsible for the property outlined his duty to preserve it for the people of the Virgin Islands. Deed restrictions govern how the property should be used, tesno legal standing to violate the restrictions. Deed Restrictions on Land Records The restrictions include right ily to repurchase the property, restrictions on the size of the single family dwelling that could be built, restrictions as to business use and restrictions as to kinds of recreational uses, according to the commissioner. The recorded quit claim deed outlines the covenants in the Gibney familys original sale of a small portion of their family holdings on Little Hawksnest Beach in the1950s, including the restriction that only a one-family home could be constructed on the property, according to the commissioner. It also states the property may not be used for business purposes. Williams added. Preserving Public Access The much-heralded Senate committee hearing had been ex-
St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 5 Ulbadina Simmons Post Ofce in Cruz Bay ExpandsBy Amy Roberts St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY Does this sound famil iar? Y ou double park in the parking lot across dash in and pick up that long-awaited packthat stretches almost out the door? Be comforted: a solution to the long months since the most recent feasibility study was completed, construction has begun to expand the Ulbadina Simmons Post Adding 900 square feet to the present structure of 3,200 square feet, the new addition will extend the building to the western edge of the site and replace the 40-foot trailer where customers formerly picked up packages. When construction is completed, an additional position for parcel pick-up will be added to the two positions at the retail counter that are now in operation, according to Martin Caballero, Marketing Manager for the Caribbean District of the U.S. Postal Service. [The present set up] is not really an adequate arrangement for our customers, he added. long time that the building, which is leased to the USPS, was too small to handle the been considered over the years, but plans to move to an alternative site were scrapped when A feasibility study completed in July tate to expand the present facility, said Caballero. heart of Cruz Bay was one of the factors ofrelocate or expand. The additional costs of designing, negotiating, and contracting for a new site made the choice to expand the more cost effective. The expansion is expected to cost around $200,000, according to Caballero. He could not specify, by press time, when the project will be completed or identify the contractor. The new, one-story concrete addition will improve the delivery of parcels. In 2011, the most recent year for which complete data is available, the Cruz Bay post ofcels for a population of between 5,000 and 6,000. Per capita, you surpass by far what happens in Puerto Rico, Caballero said. get in Cruz Bay is just for the pickup of par cels, he added. In 2011, nearly 2,500,000 [even] more activity this year, he added. regular employees, one part-time employee, tractors who deliver the mail to street loca tions. Although the construction now blocks access to the handicapped parking adjacent to the ramp, Caballero said that federal law mandates that the handicapped space will be restored, and the present plans suggest that the parking area for all customers could be expanded. R&I PA T TONgoldsmithing St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat
Out, out, brief candle! Lifes but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Macbeth (Act V, Scene V). By T om Oat St. John Tradewinds C RUZ B AY With seven months left in his tenure, St. John Senator at Large Craig Barshinger was raising his voice almost podium/desk at the V.I. Legislature on St. of tax dollars missing from St. John Capital Improvements Fund during his last two A discussion before the Senate Commit tee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Y outh and Recreation on the status of planning for a legislated St. John Vendors Plaza on Thursday evening, May 29, turned into a one-sided war of words after senators were told there was no money for the project in the St. John Capital Improvements Funds Sen. Barshinger then took to the bully pulpit claiming that approximately $4 mil lion had been thiefed from the St. John capital account. The St. John senator threatened to sue the V.I. government to secure the missing years of the mandated annual $1.5 million appropriation to the fund that appear to have been redirected by the deJongh Administra tion. Somebody Thiefed the Money This project should have been funded, Sen. Barshinger said. Somebody down there (Government House) thiefed the money from our pocket. Committee members had been expect ing to hear testimony regarding the governments progress in constructing a vendor plaza on St. John. Act. No. 7267 appropriates $300,000 from the St. John Capital September 30, 2011, to build a traditional vendors plaza on St. John for items that are made, grown, or harvested in the Virgin Islands. The few audience members remaining for the second item on the agenda at the V.I. Legislature committee hearing on the status of creating a vendors plaza or market for native arts, crafts and produce in Cruz Bay, were treated to a stentorian pronouncement by typically soft-spoken and reasonable legislator. istrator Leona Smith, Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Wayne Biggs Jr. and V.I. Tourism Deputy Commissioner Monique Sibilly Hodge reported that as a Vendors Plaza but had stopped planning meetings when they were informed the St. John fund was over-committed by Senate appropriations and there was no funding for the Vendors Plaza project. Funds werent readily accessible since the fund was over-appropriated, according to the search committee members. The government-owned property identhe Cruz Bay Creek bulkhead, which has become an arrival and departure point for the steadily increasing cruise ship passenger day tours and charter boat passenger operations in addition to the inter-island travelers. The property currently houses tenants Denzil Clyne Jeep Rental the Our Market store and another small retail booth. Annual Appropriation Disappeared? Sen. Barshinger, questioned the deJongh administrations contention that the St. John fund has a negative balance and said the governments mandated $1.5 million annual contribution to the fund been misappropriated, un-allocated or otherwise disappeared. The St. John Capital Improvements Fund has a negative balance of $3.9, almost $4 million, and $9 million in encumbrances, although some funds encumbered may no 6 St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 Barshinger Displays Anger, Demands Accounting of St. John Capital Fund GOING ON VACATION?Canines, Cats & CrittersOur new location is 2.5 miles out of Cruz Bay on Centerline Road (next to Moses Laundromat) BOARDING GROOMING PET SUPPLIES tel: 693-7780 l email: k9 catscritters @yahoo .com Dont forget to plan for your pets vacation, too. Canines Cats and Critters Boarding Facility and Day CareCall 693-7780 for a reservation or tour today! Continued on Page 19 www.facebook.com/yelena.rogers.photographyYelena Rogers Photography PO Box 554, St. John, VI 00831 340-774-4027 603-401-4757 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 7 Pan-o-rama Delivers High Spirits as Kickoff to 2014 Festival Sunday 10am HAWKSNEST BEACH facebook Freshwater Church St. John USVITerry Lansdale, Pastor 340.514.6578(CHILDCARE AVAILABLE) 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: email@example.com We are anAuthorizedV.I.EnergyDealer& Grid-Tie Systems as low as $3.50 per watt and Nohidden SAY NO TO W APA By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY The Diamond Jubilee, celebrating 60 years of St. John July 4th Festival, began Saturday night with an evening of pan. around Franklin Powell Sr. Park to present the 2014 Festival Panorama May 31. Hundreds of music fans crowded around as musicians, new and experienced, offered a cultural, musical showcase. Panorama returned this year to a venue it played up until two years ago, when the event moved to the Winston Wells Ballpark. The shift allowed music fans to enjoy sea breezes, a golden sunset and the brief rise of a new moon in a darkening sky. Four elementary schools, a junior high and a middle school, one adult and two community youth bands and a massive youth steel orchestra took turns at sets of polished chrome instruments. The evening ended with a romp around the block, led by instructors of the Rising Stars Y outh Steel Orchestra Pan A round the Neck band. Spectators and members of the festival committee who worked all evening serving refreshments let loose as they fell in behind the musicians, dancing in the streets of Cruz Bay. festive night. Members of the veteran St. Thomas All Stars gave impromptu backup to the Joseph Sibilly SunRays, stationed besides them. The E. Benjamin Oliver Steel Owls celebrated a recent win at a steel pan festival held in Orlando, Florida. The Ulla Muller Steel Panatics and the A ddelita Cancryn Phoenix Sounds drew in crowds that stayed throughout the night. The Joseph Gomez Pan Busters, BCB Burning Blazers and West Stars captivated spectators with twirls and shouts executed between well practices notes and phrases. A mocko jumbie dancer worked his way through the crowd to frolic as the Rising Stars performed a medley of Carnival tunes. The Love City Pan Dragons brought the crowd back around at the end of the evening, offering a second wind to those who spent hours bouncing, dancing, laughing, eating drinking, watching children race around and snapping shots with smart phones. Panorama Committee Chairman Liston Sewer said he was thrilled with how well the evening went. I didnt know organizing a Panorama could be so much fun, welcoming people, welcoming my friends and family to the island of St. John, Sewer said. What a thrill! A ll of the bands were i good form. How do you describe something like that? Throughout the night members of the festival pageant committee introduced contestants who will soon appear in competition at the Winston Wells Ballpark and the Julius E. Sprauve School Auditorium. This years theme is: A Grand Diamond Jubliee for St. John Festivals 2014 Anniversary. St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Judi Shimel
By Judi Shimel St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY A weekend of wonderful music began Friday night in Cruz Bay with a serene setting near the Loredon Boynes Ferry Dock. Dozens of residents and visitors mingled at sunset on stone walls and wooden benches as jazz fessionals and students. The presentation is part of the Mentoring through the Art of Music Program, started by St. Thomas jazz drummer Dion Parsons. Over the course of four hours seasoned and budding musicians blended strings, brass, percussion and steel pan into a sophisticated performance. Many in the crowd were friends of Victor Provost, the son of former Julius Sprauve School Science Teacher Jim Provost and travel agent Terry Provost. Provost, who grew up on St. John and attended Sprauve School along with his brother Eric, said he looked forward to playing his original jazz steel pan compositions back at home for a long time. presented my own music on St. John with this caliber of musicians. Provost said. Its really a privilege, Many of the numbers were from the CD: Her Favorite Shade of Y ellow, produced in 2011 with help from Parsons and what Provost called a hard-hitting rhythm section. Featured artists included students who partnered up with Par sons and company in their junior high and high school years, won full college scholarships and entry into some prestigious programs, including the Berkley School of Music. St. John singers Eric Provost and Shakima Lovely Jones also added to the diversity of talent offered in the Powell Park bandstand May 30. Parsons said the combo came to St. John Friday to introduce the music mentoring program to students in grades k-3 at Sprauve School. The experience also gave him an opportunity to connect with family. Elementary school teacher Lucille Parsons said after the musicians left her class, students spent the rest of the day drumming, not on instruments, but on desks, books and the like. Ms. Parsons said what impressed her was that some students used pencils like drumsticks, like they had seen Dion Parsons do during his visit. The jazz drummer murmured and nodded. The school just lost its music teacher, Dion Parsons said. The after class playfulness, he said, showed the desire students had to have that part of their education returned. Parsons says he will return in Mid-June to work with Austin Venzen at the University of the Virgin Islands for the summer band program, which also gives young musicians a chance to practice their skills and perform in public venues. Mentoring through the Art of Music is sponsored by the Virgin Islands Council of the Arts and the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, with endorsement 8 St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 S E N D LETTERS TO THE EDITOR GUEST OPINIONS & OBITUARIES: firstname.lastname@example.orgJazz Lights Up Night as Professional Home-grown Artists Visit Cruz BaySt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel program entertain a Friday night gathering in Franklin M u si c by I n n e r V i si o n s
By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds It will be a Grande Diamond Jubilee at the Winston Wells ball four lovely young ladies vie for the title of St. John Festival Junior Miss. The selection show is set to kick of at 6 p.m. and promises to be seriously entertaining as all four of this years contestants are impressive and talented teenagers. Contestant Number 1 is Kyara Iantha Lewis, a sixth grader at Lockhart Elementary School who hails from the island of St. Thomas. Her parents are Christina Rami and Kerdin Lewis and she has an older sister and a younger brother. While still in elementary school, Lewis is a member of the band, the cheerleading squad, the choir, the dance group and Junior ROTC. It doesnt sound like Lewis has much free time, but when we does the sixth grader enjoys signing dancing and shopping, she explained. When I am not busy at school, I can be found dancing or singing at home or out shopping with my mom, Tina, Lewis said. An aspiring teacher, Lewis also St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 9 Contestant #1 Kyara Iantha Lewis GET IN YOUR CUSTOMERS F ACE AD V E R T I S E ON. . ISLANDTREASUREMAPS@GMAIL.COM WhatT oDoVI@gmail.com App-solutely Fabulous W hatT oDoV I 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 Festival Junior Miss Selection Pageant Is This Sunday Night Located within Mongoose Junction t: (340) 228-2090 / e: email@example.com IS HAV I NG A B I RT H DAY JUNE 3RD !COME IN ALL WEEK AND BE PART OF THE C ELEBRATION. Enjoy special promotions, savings and give-a-ways! Elevate your mood and your senses with cake and champagne, wine, cheese and lots of sampling. has clear plans for her future. I aspire to become an educator and my philosophy centers around a quote by Margaret Fuller which states If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it, said Lewis. As a future educator, it is my pledge to help the youth of the Virgin Islands to light their candles of knowledge and put it into practice, thus making our community a much better place in which to live. Lewis is running for the title of St. John Festival Junior Miss in order to be a role model to younger Virgin Islanders, she added. As your Contestant #1 for this 2014 St. John Jr. Miss pageant, my love for these islands will show through, Lewis said. I thank the St. John Festival Committee for Contestant #4 Continued on Page 17
10 St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying Americas ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! www.stjohnweddingplanner.com www.katilady.com 340-693-8500 Wedding Consulting Travel Coordination Accommodations KatiLady since 1997 Bethany Moravian BBQ Fun Day June 7St. John Tradewinds The Bethany Moravian Church Board of Stewards is hosting a barbecue at the church on Saturday, June 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Come out and have delicious food and social fun! For more information and tickets call 340.776.6291 or e-mail Opti93@yahoo.com St. John Tradewinds Commissioner St. Claire N. Williams of the Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation announced that applications are now available for the 2014 Annual Summer Sports Camps that will be conducted from June 30th through July 25th to coincide with the Department of Education School Lunch Program. He noted that the Department will have about thirteen (13) sports and enrich ment camps territory-wide where each participant will receive skills training in their favorite sport to include baseball, tennis, basketball, and swimming. The camps are designed for children with a true interest in a variety of sports and recreational activities and are open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 15, stated Commissioner Williams. He encourages early registration for the summer sports camp programs for they are very popular, reasonably cost and space is limited and outlined that applications can be obtained on St. Croix Recreation Center, Renholdt Jackson Recreation Complex and the Vincent Mason Pool in Frederiksted; on St. Thomas at the Departter and Alvin McBean Recreation Complex; and on St. John at the Cruz Bay Recreation Center. For additional information, the Department of Sports, Parks Applications Available for Department of Sports, Parks and Recreation 2014 Annual Summer Sports CampsSt. John Tradewinds Auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Performance/ Merit Scholarship will be conducted on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts for all outstanding and talented students on St. John and St. Thomas. The scholarship is applied to tuition for the 2014-15 school year at SJSA. Requirements are as follows: 11 to 17 years old. A reference letter from a teacher or professional must accompany your completed application. Application forms must be completed and re2014. No applications will be considered after or download an application from our website at www.stjohnschoolofthearts.org Students are awarded based solely on exceptional noted talent during the audition process. Scholarships will be given in art, music, theater and dance. At least a two-minute performance will be required for music, dance and theater students. At least a two-minute presentation of art work will be required. Three upstanding community leaders will be conducting and judging the audition. Participants should be prepared to answer questions. For additional information, call Kim Wild at 779(c) (3) corporation. We are partially funded by Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).Applications Available for Sis Frank Merit Scholarship St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Just In Time: The long project to install a new pump station in the Cruz Bay parking lot has been completed in time for St. John Festival!
By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The latest round of Gifft Hill Schools Education and Resiliency Through Horticulture interns arrived on island last month and theyre already getting their hands dirty and their feet wet. The four Iowa State students and a University of the Virgin Islands student are taking on projects including creating a Ugandan keyhole garden, turning the upper campus patio space into an outdoor classroom and garden, and caring for 10 ducklings, which were donated to the program by Donna Matthias. UVI marine biology major Jahnelle Riveras involvement in the prolocal university. My project is to go down and test sediments in the bay to predict whether it can be used to grow plants, said Rivera. The four Iowa State students, whose majors range from horticulture to landscape architecture to environmental studies, will spend their two months on island learning about sustainable farming while teaching GHS students about gardening and the farm-to-table movement. like I could make a difference here, said Iowa State junior Casey Ludwig as she misted the ducklings, whose eggs the students will farm. Ludwig hopes to get the keyhole garden idea off the ground in the hopes that students from GHSs sister school, the Namasagali School in Uganda, will one day visit St. John and recognize the African-inspired style of gardening. Morgan Bradley, also a junior, hopes to eventually join the Peace Corps. Shes been enjoying the island beyond her experience at GHS. I volunteered for the Beach to Beach Power Swim, said Bradley. I love it here. I love the weather, the kids, and the beaches, of course. Junior Anna Snyder will lead the transformation of the patio space into an outdoor classroom. Id heard about the EAR TH program from friends, and the more I thought about it, the more I liked the idea of coming to the Virgin Islands and learning about sustainable gardening, said the horticulture/ landscape design major. The weathers been perfect, and the kids are a lot of fun. GHS Chef LaShanda Francis, whos helped pioneer the schools lunch program and has led several farm to table events, will be moving on at the end of the school year to work as the food and beverage manager at a St. Thomas resort.St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 11 School Bids Farewell to Chef Francis Camp Barracuda Gif f t Hill School Ocean Day Campers learn about the ocean surrounding this beautiful island through field trips, science experiments, and more. Nature Day Not only do campers learn how to identify plants and wildlife of the island, they also discover how to tend to a garden of their very own. Creativity and Literacy Day Campers participate in mind building activities, keeping them sharp and inventive over the summer. T run k Bay Day A fun filled day lea r ning how to swim and snorkel at the beach. Campers are shown how to identify marine life and given lessons on the local environment. VI Adventures Day Campers get to know the Virgin Islands through field trips, guest speakers, and by strengthening their research/computer skills. Registration Information o Camp Barracuda is open to children ages 3 11. o Camp hours are 9AM 4PM. o Registration fee of $10 (nonrefundable) o Cost: $225/week (10% discount for each additional child). o Payment is due on or before the Monday of each week. o Aftercare is available until 5PM for $50/week. o Children should bring a snack, lunch, and water bottle every day. o Campers must be dropped off and picked up at Trunk Bay on Wednesdays. o All children must have a completed medical form to attend camp. o Schol arships are available! Weeks of Enrollment June 23 rd June 27 th June 30 th July 4 th July 7 th July 11 th July 14 th July 18 th July 21 st July 25 th July 28 th Aug 1 st Aug 4 th Aug 8 th Aug 11 th Aug 16 th Weekly Activiti es Gifft Hill Schools EARTH Program Welcomes New Interns Located within Mongoose Junction t: (340) 228-2090 / e: firstname.lastname@example.org Wedding Special through June Buy 5, Get 1 FREE!CRAZY L O W PRI C E! And you dont have to be getting married to buy them, priceless!! Monistrol Cava, great w/ mimosas, $8 or $40/6 btls ($6.65 ea.) Cavit Lunetta P rosecco, $12 or $60/6 btls ($10 ea.) St. John Tradewinds
12 St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds melt into the horizon from Rhapsodys impressive pool deck is just one of the many unique amenities at this waterfront villa. Rhapsody is for sale for $5.749 million, explained Islandia Real Estate broker/owner Merry Nash. Perched on a full half acre waterfront lot in Estate Contant, Rhapsody will make you feel encased in a luxurious Caribbean reminute drive from the dining and nightlife of Cruz Bay. The famed alabaster beaches of the islands North Shore are a short dive away as well, but youll sureaway from the endless water views waiting for you at Rhapsody. pool and expansive deck offers the perfect place to stretch out, soak up some rays and gaze out into the turquoise water. After lounging pool-side, cool off in the shade of the covered lanai outdoor living and dining area. Once the stars come to life and the lights of St. Thomas twinkle alive in the distance, walk several steps down to the four person hot tub, nestled just 50 feet from the sea. cious great room with beautiful island stone details and high exposed beam ceilings. The great room encompasses both a cozy living room space and a dinning area; both with water views. The open plan kitchen boasts smooth granite counter tops, professional grade stainless steel appliances, hard wood cabinets and a large breakfast bar with seating. suite bedrooms, two of which also boast private sitting rooms. Plenty of windows and private decks help to bring the air and light right inside at Rhapsody. A popular short term rental with robust bookings, Rhapsody accommodates up to 10 adults and four children, Nash explained. Rhapsody is one of the most impressive short tern rentals on St. John, Nash said. Other details at Rhapsody include two full laundries, a private garage, a large paved parking area, ing station, wireless internet and an outdoor speaker system With the sound of surf audible from every room at Rhapsody, however, you might not ever turn that stereo on at all. For more information about Rhapsody, call Nash at Islandia Real Estate at (340) 776-6666 or on her cell phone at (340) 6422246. Listen to the Sound of Surf from Rhapsodys Waterfront Location St. John Tradewinds News Photo
St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 13 St. John Tradewinds Join Reverend Jay Uhler at Unitarian Univer salist Fellowship Service on Sunday, June 8, at 10 a.m. at Gifft Hill School Lower Campus for the topic: sing for the health of it. ence in the prevention of illness and in maintain ing good health. Rev. Uhler began his vocational life in Ohio as a laborer in a steel mill. He is now a Psychologist. Although people refer to Uhler as a shrink, he prefers to be called an Exp-a-a-ander! providing life coaching and individual, marital and family therapies. He also consults to assist corporate executives in resolving disputes within their organizations. Uhler loves music and considers himself an Ecumaniac, which means he appreciates all Spiritual paths. For more details go to: www.uufstjohn.com.Sing for the Health of It Is Next UUF Meeting T opic Pond Mouth Fenced Off to the Enighed Port was spot but has now been off for private use.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat
14 St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 Continued on Next Page Crossword Answers (Puzzle located on Page 20) Letter to Tradewinds I want to bring a matter of great importance to your attention. Senator Shawn Michael Malone recently attached a major tax exemption to a bill as an amendment. By using a last-minute amend ment, Senate President Malone avoided the usual committee process serious that government workers were forced to endure an 8% pay tax exemption without public hearings? The Malone Amendment greatly expands the types of companies eligible for tax exemptions through the R TPark, and even includes companies that do not have direct technology based revenues. The R TPark can now lay claim to companies that would have had to go table contributions among other things); or which had been denied enue-producing companies: Innovative, Choice and Broadband VI, are getting tax exemptions as tenants of the Tech Park for a variety of services as far back as 2009 even though they are not located at the Tech Park? Innovative, Choice and Broadband VI serve our local market. The money we pay these companies for our cell phones, cable TV, and Internet obviously results in large revenues. Ordinarily, these revenues would be generating gross receipts and corporate income tax for the General Fund. The Malone Amendment gives these companies a long-term tax holiday. This exemption does not extend to smaller local companies providing the same services that must pay gross receipts and other taxes. How can they compete on such an uneven The EDC program requires notice in local papers and public hear ings; the R TPark does not have this requirement. By expanding the businesses eligible to go to the R TPark, the public will be left in the dark about what companies receive a tax exemption and why. The Looking Out for the People Guest OpinionTRUTHS T O BE SELF-EVIDENTIn the past few weeks, the world of renewableenergy advocates has been thrown in turmoil by legislation sponsored by Senator Craig Barshinger, Chairman of the Energy and Environmental Protection Committee. Unfortunately, despite the Senators best efforts, this legislation seems to be informed by a plethora of self evident truths. Some of these are: that the included caps on conmeasure installed renewed capacity to count toward one net metering of customer-generators amounts to a subsidy for them at the expense of non-generating on any of these has been presented to the community. We are expected to accept the opinions of experts regarding these matters. Unfortunately, after looking at the legislation, the wisdom and impartiality of these experts seems to us self-evidently questionable. Today Id like to address just one of these selfevident truths, that which concerns the level of the caps for renewable energy installation to be connected to W AP A s power grid. In Act 7075, these caps were set to 5 Mw STX/10 Mw STT/STJ. Act 7586, purported to be a sustainable way forward to allow greater penetration of renewables, also sets these caps to 5 Mw STX/10 Mw STT/STJ, which INCLUDES the renewables authorized under Act 7075. (see 7586:2:166). Thus it does nothing to change another self-evident truth: St. Croix is already hitting its cap! St. Thomas-St. John will soon reach the cap. How is this in any way a way forward? Ostensibly, the caps are needed because connected renewable resources are said to destabilize a utilitiess grid. Their energy output is subject to uncontrollable variations, which in the case of PV are caused by changes in available sunlight. The utility must compensate for these variations, both by adjusting the output of its plants, and transfering the renewables power across its grid. If there are too many renewables connected, the utility cant keep up, and the quality and reliability of the its power is compromised. This is a VERY REAL problem. The question is, how rapidly does total small-scale Although we havent heard anything from the experts on this, very real possibilies are not much and not very. In contrast to a large solar farm, where if a thundercloud passes over the output can go from full to almost nothing in a matter of minutes, or a wind farm where output can charge an order of magnitude in seconds when its hit by a fast moving front, distributed PV resources can be expected to vary in total output at a relatively slow rate. No one cloud is going to suddenly blanket ALL of an island, and a weather system that DOES effect an entire island will do so gradually. Presumably, W AP A can easily make adjustments for common events like day and night, and also handle the somewhat greater challenge posed by solar eclipses. And because their grid is very small and is sized to allow for variations in connected loads which far exceed that of connected renewables, crossgrid transmission challenges should be minimal. In contrast, the facilities proposed by companies with whom W AP A is currently negotiating powerpurchase contracts have a much greater potential to cause grid destabilization. These facilities, which are on a scale nearly equalling the total purported amount of existing connected PV, and which are centralized installations subject to localized weather disturbanc grid. Y et Act 7586 explicitly excludes these installa tions from its caps because they are over 500 Kw how ironic! So, we come to the following: If its caps ARE to protect grid stability, what are they TRUL Y for? In a better world, wed just leave it all up to W AP A. Theyre the experts. The only problem is that under their expert management, we are paying rates twice as high as as in PR, a shallow cables throw away from STT. And in PR, high electric rates and utility mismanagement are cited as a chief cause for a continuing long-term economic decline. Where does this put US? Unfortunately, in the position of needing to prod W AP A towards better performance by legislating changes that W AP A should be spearheading them selves. MOST unfortunately, Senator Barshingers new legislation, at least in its present state, does not accomplish this in any meaningful way. On the contrary, it provides an excellent shield from behind which W AP A can continue business as usual. I have called and continue to call on Senator Barshinger to table Bill 30-0347 until the many questions about its content are addressed satisfactorily. The Senator and his Knights of the Roundtable have labored diligently to craft Act 7586, Bill 30-0347 to Amend Act 7075, and Amendment 30-1019 to Amend Bill 30-0347 to Amend Act 7075, and we appreciate their efforts. However, if this legislation is to pave a way forward, its self-evident to me that there will need to be a new Amendment to Amend the Amendment to Amend the Bill to Amend, and that the scope of the Bill to Amend will need to be Amended to include Amendments to brand-new Act 7586 Amen. Chris ClarkSUBMIT YOUR OPINIONS TO: email@example.com
St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 15 St. John Tradewinds ST THOMAS U.S. Virgin Islands Gubernatorial candidate Soraya Diase Coffelt announced on Memorial Day that she has selected John Canegata as her running mate for the position of lieutenant governor. Canegata, a well-known, lifetime resident of St. Croix, will be a fourth-gener ation public servant in the Virgin Islands once elected. In regard to her selection of Canegata, Diase Coffelt stated, It is very appropriate that I announce my running mate John Canegata on Memorial Day. John is a veteran who served honorably for our country and islands in the armed forces. I am running for governor because too many of our people in the Virgin Islands are struggling and hurting, and I can no longer accept the status quo. Like me, John is committed to making things better for all of our people and will work vision of the Virgin Islands as the economic powerhouse of the Caribbean. As a native of St. Croix whose family has owned small businesses for over 100 years, a former employee of Hovensa, and a veteran, John understands the issues affecting our islands. He is dedicated to the people of the Vir gin Islands and I know that togethbuild a better Virgin Islands. Canegata said, I consider it an honor and privilege to run with Soraya Diase Coffelt. Not only and experience necessary to serve as our next governor, but her integrity and passion for the people are unmatched. She is the best hope for a better Virgin Islands and truly the peoples candidate for gover nor.John Canegata Joins Coffelt as Running Mate Looking Out for the People R TPark can and should play a role in the growth of the territory. This is not to say that the companies receiving tax exemption are not good for the territory. The people however, have a right to know how much these exemptions are costing the taxpayers, what spent. The Malone Amendment removes the mandate reR TPark to be physically located at the recently built $13 Million facility on St. Croix. By so doing, Senator Malone deprives St. Croix of its position as the focus of the R TPark statute as well as the business growth, revenues and intellectual activity for its campus students that the original lawmakers intended. Our budget shortfall has negatively impacted government workers, retiree pensions, our hospitals, schools and our roads, all of which are in dire need of additional funding. In the middle of a territorial budget crisis, how can Senator Malone justify handing special interests a tax exemption without a public hearing? With unemployment hovering at 14% on St. Croix, how can he justify removing the require ment for future companies of the R TPark to be on St. Croix? With the last minute offering of the Amendment without the Committee hearing, I cannot believe that other Senators fully comprehended the negative impact of this legislation on the Virgin Islands in general and on St. Croix in particular. I encourage this paper and others to voice concern regarding this Amendment, its process of passage, and the detrimental impact it will have on our territory. I strongly urge the Governor to veto Bill No. 30-0302. Stacey Plaskett Candidate for Delegate to Congress Continued from Previous Page Residents Honor V eterans on Memorial Day gathering marked Boyd.St. John Tradewinds News
16 St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-orient 776-6496, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 693-8885. T uesday, June 3 St. John Film Society (SJFS) will be screening at 7:30 p.m. at St. John School of the Arts in Cruz Bay. Saturday, June 7 The Lieutenant Gover series of estate planning seminars on Saturday, June 7, on the island of St. John. The seminar will be from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. The public is invited to attend. The Bethany Moravian Church Board of Stewards is hosting a barbecue at the church on Saturday, June 7, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Come out and have delicious food and social fun! Sunday, June 8 A memorial service for Dr. James P. Clayton has been scheduled for Sunday, June 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Turtle Bay Point at Caneel Bay Resort. Friday, June 13 Gifft Hill Schools Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2014 on Friday, June 13, at 5:30 p.m. on Trayser Field at the Upper Campus. The Commencement Speaker will be Dr. Elenoe (Crew) Smith, post doctoral research fellow with appointments at Boston Childrens Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Reception to follow. Please call (340) 7761730 for more information. er, for Saturday, May 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz Bay. Sunday, June 15 St. Ursulas Episcopal Church will be honoring four community leaders at their annual Fathers Day Luncheon on Sunday, June 15 at noon at the St. Ursulas Multipurpose Center. Tickets are $35. Saturday, June 21 Auditions for the Ruth Sis Frank Merit Scholarship will be conducte on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at the St. John School of the Arts for all outstanding and talented students on St. John and St. Thomas. The scholarship is applied to tuition for the 2014-15 school year at SJSA. Monday, June 30 Lt Gov. Gregory Francis is strongly encouraging and reminding corporate citizens to meet the June 30 deadline for ing requirements. Failure to requirements will result in the assessment of penalties and interest, withdrawal of good standing status, or even admin 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) 642-3263The land was in jeopardy, said Barshinger. A lot of land taxes are owned and there are historic ruins on the property. The family wants to see these ruins used to bring the history of St. John to life. We could create a Territorial Park to work in concert with the V.I. National Park and maybe even work better, Barshinger said. They also carved out a little piece of land for Waste Management to put a recycling and convenience center. The amended bill passed after a matching For est Legacy program grant fell through allocated $1 million each year over four years from the St. John Capital Improvement Fund for the 170-acre land pur chase. The St. John Capital Improvement Fund, however, is about $4 million in the red, according to St. John Legislature Post Auditor Jose George. The roughly $5 million Fund has about $9 million available at Thursday nights Committee on Culture hearing. As of December 31, 2013 the St. John Capital Improvement Fund was negative $3.9, almost $4 mil lion, said George. The Post Auditor requested details of the $9 mil lion of encumbrances on the Fund in January, yet has received no word from Government House, George said under questioning from Committee on Culture member Senator Tregenza Roach. Senator Barshinger, who proposed the legislation to purchase the land, vowed to subpoena the informa tion. This should have gone forward but we are told again that there is no money in the Capital Improvement Fund by the executive branch, said Barshinger. The next step is to subpoena the information and have it delivered within two weeks. Despite the lack of money in the St. John Capital Improvement Fund, the governor should move for ward with a purchase agreement for the much needed government land, explained CBCC President ColdI have been in meetings with Senator Barshinger and the Egbert Marsh Trust representative when discussions included planning for government purchase of future portions of this property for conservation and recreation purposes, Coldren said. If the government contracts for these future purposes, CBCC is willing and has the proven ability to assist in seeking federal and other grant funding to cover some or all of the actual costs of this purchase and future phases. It is important to understand that the guidelines for virtually all land acquisition and construction grant funding require that a written purchase agree ment with the property owner be included with the grant application, fully spelling out the conditions of sale, any conservation easement, tax treatment provisions, below appraised value provisions, timing, etc., said the CBCC President. There is little government-owned land in the Cor al Bay area and a need for additional infrastructure, Coldren told senators. The government owns very little land in Coral Bay to support the needs, now and in the future, of this 3,000 acre community, already subdivided into more than 1,900 land parcels, with more than 900 homes, Coldren said. At the high cost of purchasing small tracks of land, and the high appraised values, it is prudent for the government to purchase land in bulk for multiple public purposes, rather than making fragmented higher cost purchases, agency by agency. The VI Waste Management Authority has an immediate and urgent need to obtain land in Coral Bay in order to move the main waste bin site that is in the shoreline mangroves and is an environmental hazowned parcels are appropriate or available. The proposed site should also accommodate the new convenience center concept and re-use and recycling. The Estate Carolina area also includes historic ruins which could boost tourism in the Coral Bay area, according to the CBCC President. The historic preservation area of the Carolina Plantation is an important cultural and historic area managed properly, could boost tourism interest and provide small business opportunities, said Coldren. The main ghut is just adjacent to this area and since it is primarily dry, provides a possible interesting nature path trail. Purchasing Parcel 7 Remainder Estate Carolina at last weeks hearing. The Egbert Marsh Trust and Sheldon Marsh have shown a strong and generous interest in cultural and environmental conservation and should be applaud ed for this and encouraged to go forward by the VI government entering into detailed negotiations for a purchase agreement with the aim of a win-win-win situation for the territorys government, the people of Coral Bay and future users and tourists, and for the current property owner, she said. Even just creating a purchase agreement for the land would be a legacy for the deJongh Administra tion, Coldren explained. Rather than thinking of this as an unfunded initia tive, the negotiation of a master purchase agreement would likely turn out to be a long-lasting achievement widely held by the public and businesses, she said. Committee on Culture, Historic Preservation, Y outh and Recreation Chairperson Senator Myron Jackson and member Senator Tregenza Roach were present at last weeks hearing. Senator at Large Barshinger, while not a member, was also present. Committee members Senators Shwan-Michael Malone, Nereida Nellie Rivera-OReilley, Janette Millin Y oung, Terrence Positive Nelson and Kenneth Gittens were not present. and Budget Director Debra Gottleib, Department of Public Works Commissioner Darryl Smalls, Department of Property and Procurement Commissioner Lynn Maduro and Department of Finance Commissioner Angel Dawson were also not present at the committee hearing. CBCC Urges Purchase Agreement for Estate CarolinaContinued from Page 2
affording me this opportunity to showcase my many talents and to serve as a role model for other positive young Virgin Islanders. Contestant Number 2 is Love Citys own Mirisa Corean Clendinen, a 15-year-old ninth grader at Antilles School. Clendinens parents are Ernie and Nancy Clendinen and she has a twin sister, A ysha, as well as younger sister. With a close-knit family, Clendinen had no hesitation explaining that her best friend was her recently deceased grandfather Curly Wray. I attribute my gentle demeanor and ence, she said. art and her goal is to one day get into the en. I am intrigued with the ability to move an idea from a thought and create it into a real image or product. I look forward to the in St. John. Clendinen hopes to be able to serve as an ambassador for her home island by winning the title of St. John Festival Junior Miss 2014. This pageant will allow me the oppor tunity to showcase my talents, creativity, and intelligence while serving as an ambassador on behalf of the people of my beauti ful home St. John Virgin Islands, she said. St. John Festival Junior Miss Contestant #3 Raven McKenzie Phillips-Love is also from St. John. She is a 15-year-old 10th grader at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School where is also a Quiz Bowl and Book Club member. Phillips-Love is a student writer for the St. John Tradewinds and hopes to pursue a career in journalism, she explained. I plan to graduate from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School at the top of my class and attend a four year college where Ill major in Journalism and Psychology, and merge the two into a lucrative career, said PhillipsLove. This hard-working teenager chalks her many successes to her self-motivation, Phillips-Love explained. It is a combination of my hard work, self-motivation and self-discipline which has enabled me to maintain a 4.0 GP A while building a professional portfolio, she said. St. John Festival Junior Miss Contestant Number 4 PAzhae NDia Harrigan, 14, hails from the island of St. Thomas where she is a freshman at Charlotte Amalie High School and is on the honor roll. The daughter of U.S. military veterans and a Corporal in the Junior Reserve Ofabout responsibility, she explained. I embrace the values of citizenship, personal responsibility, and service to the United States, Harrigan said. It is not all work, however, for Harrigan who loves dance and art as well, she added. I express my creative mind through artistic drawings and I condition my body with the French Academy of Performing Arts where I have been a student of ballet for six years, said Harrigan. This talented young lady is not afraid to put plenty of time into her passions. between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will, she said. It is my will which will propel me to become PAzhae Harrigan, M.D., a medical practi tioner in pediatrics or neonatology, and it is this will that also inspired me to be contestant number 4 and hopefully Miss St. John Junior Miss 2014-2015. Dont miss what promises to be an exciting and entertaining evening in Winston 6 p.m. Good luck to all the contestants and see you for a Grand Diamond Jubilee for St. John Festival 2014 Anniversarys Junior Miss Selection Pageant this Sunday! St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 17 director. I am intrigued with the ability to move an idea from a thought and create it into a real about St. John and in St. John. ORIGINAL LISTING COURTESY OF RICH GREENGOLD The live music scene on St. John is bigger and better than ever! Quantitywith over 25 local businesses supporting weekly live music for the season, there are days of the week with over 10 gigs. music this good in their stateside cities. All postings are regular weekly events booked for season. Please excuse any omissions. Keep eyes and ears open for annoucements of other gigs featuring a variety of visiting bands. Cut out, save, laminate and post in your homes, cars and rentals. SUNDA YS 10a-1p Concordia Bo Guitar 3:30-6:30 Aqua Bistro Lauren Guitar Vocal 4-7 High Tide Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan 5:30-9:30 Asolare David Laabs Classical Guitar 5:30 8:30 Sun Dog Cafe Various Open Mike 7-10 Shipwreck Landing Hot Club Coral Bay String Swing Vocals 4:30-7 Concordia Lauren Johnny B Open Mike 5-8 Cruz Bay Landing Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 5:30-8:30 Virgin Fire Rich & Gregg Sax Guitar 5:30-8:30 Aqua Bistro Matt Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Ocean Grill Rascio Steel Pan TUESDA YS 6-9 Ocean Grill Lauren Guitar Vocal 6-9 High Tide Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 La Tapa Sambacombo Latin Jazz 6:30-9:30 Barefoot Cowboy Erin Hart Guitar Vocal 6:30-9 Tamarind Inn Steel Pan Tropical WEDNESDA YS 4-6 High Tide Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan 5-8 Cruz Bay Landing T Bird Guitar Vocal 5:30-7 Coconut Coast Studio St John Flutes Classical Duets 5:30-8:30 Virgin Fire Hot Club Coral Bay String Swing Vocals 6-9 Pickles Micheal Beason Open Mike 6:30-9:30 Barefoot Cowboy Ike Guitar Vocal 6:30-8:30 Ocean Grill David Laabs Classical Guitar 7-10 Shipwreck Landing Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal THURSDA YS 4:30-6:30 Concordia Wayne & Pam Guitar Vocals 5-8 High Tide Erin Hart Guitar Vocal 6-9 Skinny Legs Lauren & Bo Guitars Vocal 6-8 Pickles T Bird Guitar Vocal 6-9 Ocean Grill Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Barefoot Cowboy Ike Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Tamarind Inn Brothers Nature Rock 7-9 Banana Deck Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan 8-11 Beach Bar 3rd String Allstars Rock FRIDA YS 5-8 High Tide Mikey P Guitar Vocal 5:30-8:30 Aqua Bistro Steven Sloan Guitar Vocal 6-9 Balcony James Guitar Vocal 6-9 Skinny Legs Chris Carsel Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Ocean Grill Rascio Steel Pan 6:30-8:30 Cinnamon Bay Eddie Bruce Drumming 6:30-9:30 Shipwreck Landing Tropical Sounds Guitar Keyboard Vocal 7-9 Barefoot Cowboy T Bird Guitar Vocal 7-10 Rhumb Lines Erin Hart Guitar Vocal 8-11 Beach Bar Flipswitch Rock SATURDA YS 5-8 High Tide Jason Jones Guitar Vocal 6-9 Ocean Grill T Bird Guitar Vocal 6:30-9:30 Skinny Legs Hot Club Coral Bay String Swing Vocals 7-10 Rhumb Lines Lauren Guitar Vocal To be added to this live music schedule, the event must be a regularly scheduled event (sorry, no temporary performances), email email@example.com with: day, time, location, performer and style. NO PHONE CALLS. St. John Junior Miss Pageant Show Is Sunday Night Continued from Page 9
pected to focus on expanding the availability of the shoreline property to commercial uses such as a concert venue, but instead it turned into a discussion on how to preserve the prescribed public access to the only V.I.-government owned property in the National Park Services Virgin Islands National Park. Committee member Sen. Tregenza A. Roach was present, as was non-committee member St. John Senator at Large Craig W. Barshinger. It is long overdue to establish clear, fair and consistent regulations, Comm. Williams told the wellattended Senate hearing. Opposition to Commercial Use Much of the pre-hearing discussion had been focused on opposition to commercial use of the property from members of the well-respected Gibney family, longtime owners of Gibney Beach one of the few privately-held white sand beach-front properties on the north shore of St. John. Although there are undocumented regulations in place, there is legal protection for neighbors against commercial use of the property, family representative Eleanor Gibney said. The three Gibney siblings divided their parents waterfront parcel. Eleanor Gibney and her brother Ed have already committed to donating most of their property along the white sand Gibney Beach to the V.I. National Park, including their parents singlestory stone home. But, Eleanor Gibney said, the Gibney family and the other residents of the Hawksnest valley stood together to protect and preserve their neighborhood. There is no legal standing to violate the (deed) establish fair and consistent regulations. An island property manager, speaking as representative of the owners of one of the dozen vacation rental homes and private residences overlooking the east end of the shoreline of the broad bay and the historic Caneel Bay Resort, echoed Gibney family concerns. The loud music was detrimental to neighboring property owners of in-holdings on the hillside above the V.I. National Park-controlled shoreline, the rental property manager told the hearing. Commissioner Concerned Comm. Williams acknowledged at the hearing that in reviewing the records of the Hawksnest Bay property he became concerned about the need to honor the deed restrictions to preserve the governments interest in the property. Nevertheless, members of the Gibney family, oftect the legacy of the Oppenheimer familys donation of the property to the people of the Virgin Islands while honoring the restrictions in the Gibney familys original deed of sale of the property as a building lot for one residence. Committee chairman Senator Jackson had announced the hearing at the St. John Legislature in Cruz Bay as an opportunity for the public to express its opinion on expanding the public use of the V.I. governments proclaimed Oppenheimer Beach on Hawksnest Bay. Members of the public were invited to share their concerns regarding restricted public and cultural uses of the beach and recreational center, located on land that once belonged to the Gibney family and subsequently the family of Robert Oppenheimer, known as the father of the atomic bomb. The Gibneys sold the parcel to a couple named Smith who sold it to Oppenheimer within months of their purchase, according to Eleanor Gibney. The popular site was willed to the Virgin Islands government by the Oppenheimers late daughter Toni and has become the only place for picnics, weddings and gatherings by St. John senior citizens and community groups on the north shore of St. John which is dominated by the Virgin Islands National Park. We recognize there are deed restrictions that must of the St. John reggae band Inner Visions. This was willed to the people and should used by the people with reasonable restrictions, sure, St. Johnian culture bearer Emmanuel Mano Boyd Counsel Cites Noise Ordinances In the end, legislative counsel Atty. Y vonne regulations concerning noise restrictions which proscribe a 75 decibel noise limit plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet from the location or across a real property boundary, according to Tharpes. All you have to prove is the noise exceeds that level 100 feet away, Tharpes opined. The police department is mandated to enforce and investigate and use a decibel meter to determine (the level). Its a matter of enforcement, Tharpes said. There already are laws. The legislature appropriated $400,000 to the police department for those meters, she added. At that point in the discussion, St. Johnian musical legend Philip Grasshopper Pickering sought to address the noise issue from a different perspective proposing that the government soundproof the existing fence separating the Oppenheimer property music be directed towards the open bay instead of neighboring properties.18 St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 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. 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 Saturdays: 6 p.m.; Sundays: 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. in Coral Bay at the Johns Folly Learning Institute & 6 pm. in Spanish; Mondays: 12:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7 a.m. & Fridays: 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 Oppenheimer Deed Restricts Use to ResidentialContinued from Page 3St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Williams, and Eleanor Gibney.
longer be needed, said Senate Post Auditor George. The Post Auditor said he requested an accounting from Government House in January which has not been proffered. Sen. Barshinger had a different accounting of the St. John Fund which is supposed to receive $1.5 million in property taxes from the General Fund each year and hasnt been tapped for authorized expenditures in recent years. There are no encumbrances, the St. John Senator at Large added. Only the legislature can make encumbrances. The balance is $5 million, Sen. Barshinger said. On November 16, 2011, the ending balance was $5,972,495.37. We know the starting point was $6 million. They are giving him a runaround, Sen. Barshinger said of the administrations delay in providing an accounting of the St. John fund to the Senates Post Auditor George. I am about getting (the governor) to let St. John spend its capital improvement funds, said Sen. Barshinger, who hasnt ruled out a return to V.I. politics including a future run to regain his current seat. Three Licensed St. John Craftspeople There are only three licensed crafts people on St. Artists and craftsmen deserve an outlet, testi sional crafts people on St. John. A vendors plaza can survive. Former Senator at Large Dr. Gilbert Sprauve, brought historical perspective to the debate If my memory serves me right the vendors plaza goes back to the 14th Legislature, Dr. Sprauve said in impromptu testimony. From 1980 I am seeing that it hasnt happened. The publics interest in a Vendors Plaza site has been eroded election after election, Dr. Sprauve told the senators and hearing audience. T enants and Oil T ank The existing tenants on the proposed Vendors Plaza site wont be asked to vacate their month-tomonth leases until the vendors plaza project is fur ther along in planning and development, the govUnfortunately, the search committee members contains an abandoned government-owned green metal storage tank which they acknowledge may contain some unknown amount of nefarious, albeit unknown, substance which could require additional appropriated funding. and I didnt want a primary if I didnt have to. Both Hodge and Miller said they were told they could run for senator from the St. Thomas District. Jones also acknowledged he challenged Dalmida candidacy because of his concerns that Dalmida had been working out of the territory for some time. Dalmida subsequently withdrew his candidacy when he was unable to complete the paperwork by the deadline. Former Candidate Miller Cites Misinformation Jones subsequently also challenged the candidacy of Greg Miller, St. John Senator at Large was based on misinformation on the residency requirements. I am a little surprised Ronnie would do that, Miller told Tradewinds of Jones challenge. A few weeks ago I registered to be a candidate for the Senate at Large seat, Miller e-mailed St. John Tradewinds on May 29. I have John since 1995, property on St. John since 2002, a house on St. John since 2010. At the beginning of May, I registered to vote on St. John and began renting an apartment on St. John and began to live in Fish Bay, Miller added. I was told that the rules for being a candidate for Senate at Large was to live in the V.I. for three years and live on St. John six months prior to the election, Miller said. Y esterday I was told that I could not run for the Senate at Large position, but I could run for one of the seven St. Thomas-St. John Senate seats. Miller previously had acknowledged his residency history to St. John Tradewinds Thomas address. At this time I dont know if I am a candidate or not, admitted Miller. Dalmida Could Not Meet Deadline Former Schneider Administration St. John Administrator St. Johnian Dalmida, a hospitality industry veteran and former Caneel Bay Resort recent employment out of the territory. After being informed that my residency was being challenged and scrambling to provide the required documents to support my claim, I was later informed that I needed to submit a tax authorization form at the last moment, Dalmida texted St. John Tradewinds. The form also stated that I needed my wife to submit one also, becouldnt meet the deadline. I was given less than an hour to do so. ple, Dalmida texted. I will give it another shot. Thank Y ou. Elections Reviews T ax Returns Alecia Wells, St. John member of Board of Elections, questioned the Supervisor of Elections criteria for determining the three-year residency. I just asked the attorney for the Board of Elections and she said she was using tax returns to verify residency, Wells said May 28. St. John Tradewinds was unable to reach Elections Supervisor Fawkes to determine whether Liburds candidacy would be examined under the the candidate vetting process and the election boards ability to challenge a candidacy on its own initiative. Fawkes did leave a message when she returned a call from St. John Tradewinds on Friday. Ironically, the V.I. Joint Board of Elections voted Monday, May 19, Rocky if he remains a candidate and leave Jones scrambling to adopt a nickname. St. John Tradewinds, June 2-8, 2014 19 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers empowers you, the law-abiding public, to make your neighborhoods, schools, and businesses safer by reporting information while remaining anonymous. If you know something, say something. Help law enforcement solve cases with what you know. Even the smallest bit of information may be just what is needed to identify and arrest the criminals involved in the following crimes. St. John On May 18, 2014, police received a report of a burglary that occurred between 2 and 4 p.m. that day at 259 Estate Enighed. The complainant reported that someone entered the apartment through a window and stole a large amount of money while they were out only for two hours. Please help police solve this crime. St. Thomas Help solve this cold case. On Friday, September 7, 2012, at 10:30 p.m. in the Annas Re30-year-old David Payne, was found lying motionless and unresponsive near the entrance to his residence. Mr. Payne died from multiple gunshot wounds. Tell us what you may know about this senseless killing. Help make our community a safer place to live. Submit information on these or any other crimes at www.CrimeStopper sUSVI.org or by calling 1-800222-TIPS (8477), or by texting USVI plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your anonymous tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property, illegal drugs, or weapons, you will receive a cash reward, paid according to your instructions. The minimum reward for the arrest of a homicide suspect is $1,500. For an assault suspect it is $900. For a fugitive it is $347.Crime Stoppers U.S. Virgin IslandsContinued from Page 6St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatV.I. Department of Tourism Deputy on the status if the effort to build a Vendors Plaza on government land Continued from Page 3Jones Knocks Out Third Opponent MillerAccounting of St. John Capital Improvement
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Room to expand this small but well constructed home. Two parcels-keep one and sell the other. HALF MOON HOUSE Reef Bay Beachfront is the dramatic setting for this uniquely modern home. Extremely private with incomparable views and masterful con struction throughout, this 5 bdrm, 4.5 bath home is an artistic state ment in a world class setting. MERMAID FALLS -prime Peter Bay location & spectacular 5 bdrm/5.5 bths villa. Views to St. Thomas, Natl Park beaches & BVI. Custom-designed & built, it features a lagoon-shaped pool, mahogany doors/windows, ac, private verandas, waterfall & spa, & lovely grounds. WATERFRONT ON THE EDGE Breathtaking views of 8 islands, perfect private location, minutes from Cruz Bay w/ 500+ ft. of shoreline. Gated estate on nearly 2 ac. designed for island living & entertaining, heated pool, romantic master suite, 2 add. BR suites & extensive common areas, plus solar array. CATHERINEBERGS CINNAMON RIDGE 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private acre, bordered by National Park, features stunning north shore views, pool w/waterfall, spa, easy access to Cinnamon Bay beach. VILLA KALORAMA Panoramic views from classic modern 5 bdm, 4.5 bth rental villa in Virgin Grand Estates features native stone, ipe hardwoods, glass walls & a secure property. Dramatic great room opens onto 40 foot pool and large verandas for spectacular indooroutdoor living. GALLOWS POINT SEAVIEW great location for development, walk to beach and town! Masonry 2x2 home on .58 ac. Com bination of R-4 & W-1 zoning allows for condos or commercial uses. STONE POST COTTAGE Carib bean 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. ENIGHED BREEZES has designer air, great views, minutes from town! 3 bdrm main home plus 2 apts. Spe cial features: contemporary kitchen, skylights, granite slab counters, Soli Stone backsplashes, traver tine tile, stone show ers, vessel sinks, spa tub, & Murano glass tiled pool w/ waterfall. WINDCHIME is a very private 1.4 ac. estate set high atop Gifft Hill. Dra matic views to the east w/ spectacu lar breezes and sunrises. This 3 bdrm villa has room to expand with an oversized pool facing the terric view. WHALE WATCH Enjoy pristine East End in this lovely, 2 bedroom villa with big water views. Downstairs apartment offers additional living & income space. Hear the sound of the waves lapping below. TREE PALMS Versatile 5 BR 5 BA property with solid rental history. Charming home w/ 2 kitchens, covered verandas, stone entrance, garden fountain, concrete pool and spa deck. Solar panels, and ocean views complete the package! VILLA MIMOSA IS A BEST BUY! 4 bedroom private rental homeawesome down island & Coral Bay views! Turn key! Originally $1,700,000 now priced to sell. 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 $1,125,000 MLS 13-204 $475,000 MLS 13-267 $3,095,000 MLS 13-454 VIDEO $215,000 MLS 13-199$2,999,000 MLS 11-59$695,000 MLS 13-459 $7,500,000 MLS 11-385 VIDEO$995,000 MLS 13-3 $1,950,000 MLS 13-7 VIDEO $650,000 MLS 12-176 $8,000,000 MLS 14-100 BEACHFRONT VIDEO $3,995,000 MLS 14-66 VIDEO $1,295,000 MLS 13-516 $1,450,000 MLS 14-60 $4,599,000 MLS 13-538 VIDEO WATERFRONT BEACHFRONT GRANDE BAY RESORT Has great views! Beautifully fur nished & easy access to shop/restau rants. Large pool & deck area, tness & reception center, indoor parking & elevator service. G RANDFATHERE D HOA FEES3 BR/2 BA $1,195,000 1 BR/1 BA $745,000 BEACHFRONT $499,000 MLS 13-347 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 HH-TW 6.2.2014 C color.indd 1 4/30/14 1:59 PM Intern Casey Ludwig, at left, and Knight, at right, show off their work hands. Coordinator Dr. Dave garden. around the outdoor St. John Tradewinds News Photos
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