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March 31 April 6, 2008
Copyright 2008



The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

This Saturday, March 15, photo
captured a strange orange light coming
from St. Croix that night (and for a few
nights before and after). The glow was
from the Hovensa oil refinery on the
island's south shore, which was burning
off excess fumes from the refining
process, according to Hovensa officials.
Photo by Howard Heller

Trackhoe Salvage

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

A salvage company removed this 17-ton trackhoe from the waters of Fish Bay on Thursday, March 27. The
trackhoe driver lost control of the construction machine on the Fish Bay switchback on Thursday morning, March
13, and it fell more than 60 feet to the shoreline. The driver jumped from the equipment and was not injured.

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Will Be Built,
DPW's Smalls
Tells St. John
Page 4
Admits VIPD
Has Staffing
Problems, Still
Page 2
Westin Resort '
Bay Vista Adding
54 Timeshares
Page 13
VINP Threatened
By In-holdings,
Lack of Funds,
Park Group Says
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2 St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008

"We're desperate. I can't wait for public hearings
and senate approval to tell me what to do."

Wanda Mills-Bocachica,
Director of Planning
V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources

V.I. Police Officials

Admit Staffing Problems

St. Johnian Landowners Question

Impact of Development Moratorium

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
When they turned on the video projector to adjust
the image on the screen dominating the V.I. Legisla-
tive Chambers on St. John, the title jostled up and
down as the technician adjusted a few books on the
edge of the testifiers table to support the projector.
"Review of Development Moratorium Options."
The crowd filling the legislative seating watched
the jiggling graphic with rising anticipation as they
waited for Wanda Mills-Bocachica, Director of Plan-
ning for the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural
Resources (DPNR), to begin testifying before Sena-
tor at Large Carmen Miranda Wesselhoff's Commit-
tee on Public Safety, Homeland Security and Justice.
Mills-Bocachica greeted Senator Wesselhoff warm-
ly as she noted her close relationship with St. John
and the St. Johnian senator since her appointment as
Director of Planning.
Moratorium Study for Wesselhoff
Senator Wesselhoff requested DPNR study devel-
opment moratoriums which the DPNR official did
not advocate shortly after Mills-Bocachica was
appointed, the planning director explained
The presentation by Leia La Place of the DPNR's
Division of Planning was in response to Senator Wes-
selhoff's request, not a proposal by DPNR, Mills-Bo-
cachica reminded the audience.
In her testimony, Mills-Bocachica outlined DPNR's
plans for the updating and approval of V.I. develop-
ment law and the territory's Comprehensive Land and
Water Use Plan. The planning director acknowleged
that there was much work to be done.
"We have problems, big ones," she said.
"We're desperate," Mills-Bocachica told senators
of DPNR's need for stronger regulations. "I can't
wait for public hearings and senate approval to tell
me what to do."
St. Johnians Question Moratorium
When it came time for public comment, however,
a potential development moratorium brought strong
opposition from St. Johnian testifiers.
"I know there are very few of us families that own
large tracts of land," Yvonne Wells of Coral Bay told
the senators questioning the idea of a moratorium on
the heels of a property tax revaluation. "We haven't

DPNR's Director of Planning Wanda
Mills-Bocachica addresses the audience.

seen the bills yet."
"My family was not ready to do anything until re-
cently to develop our property." Wells added. "I'm
hoping we don't decide on a moratorium and squeeze
those of us who have a little land."
"After that the only thing left is for us to pack up
our bags and leave," Wells added. "We're not going
to do that."
"I'm going to look out for the people of St. John,"
said St. Johnian Senator at Large Wesselhoff.
Sen. Dowe Supports Wesselhoff
St. Thomas Senator Carlton Dowe, who has strong
connections to St. John through his political and fire
fighting career, backed-up Senator Wesselhoff.
"The horse is out of the barn," Sen. Dowe said in
opposition to any moratorium which would prevent
native St. Johnian property owners from develop-
ing their land while they are facing increased prop-
erty taxes. "You can't pull the ladder out from under
"This is what I'm supporting," Sen. Dowe said of
his position protecting native property owners from a
moratorium on development.

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By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
In testimony St. John resi-
dents have heard repeated for
decades, the V.I. Police Depart-
ment is short of officers and St.
John staffing is suffering along
with St. Thomas, VIPD officials
told the V.I. Senate Committee
on Public Safety, Homeland
Security and Justice hearing on
Wednesday, March 26.
VIPD St. Thomas-St. John
Chief Capt. Rodney Querrard
declined to answer specific
questions about the exact num-
ber of officers traveling to St.
John from St. Thomas for duty
- as VIPD officials have de-
clined to do publicly for years,
saying they didn't want to tip
off the criminal element to
staffing levels.
But the veteran police officer
acknowledged there continues
to be staffing and recruitment
"As for St. John, we're short
of officers over here, but it's
not only on St. John," Capt.
Querrard said. "The police de-
partment is making every effort
possible to fill the slots."
"Out of 200 to 300 applicants,
we ended up with 15 candi-
dates," he said of the current Po-
lice Academy class. "We only
have 15 in the Police Academy
and I wish we had 50."
Auxiliary Police Reforming
While 45-50 people have
signed up for the auxiliary po-
lice force, Querrard said he was
not sure how many had applied
from St. John.
St. Johnian Ronnie Jones
asked Querrard to provide infor-
mation for St. John residents to
sign up for the auxiliary force.
St. Johnian Joan Thomas, who
told St. John Chief Darren Foy
she did not recognize him and
hadn't seen him on her daily
walks to Cruz Bay, encouraged
police officers on duty in Cruz
Bay to "walk and be visible,"
instead of riding around town
in vehicles.
"In the meantime, the people
of St. John are not becoming fa-
miliar with the police," Thomas
Guns Laws "Too Soft"
In response to Querrard's re-
port that anti-crime initiatives
have resulted in the seizure of
almost 100 illegal guns, Thom-
as asked, "where are they get-

"We do have a lot
of illegal stuff go-
ing on. Once there
is a demand, they
will find ways. We
do have local peo-
ple bringing guns
into the territory
VIPD Capt. Rodney Querrard

ting all these guns?"
"That is just a drop in the
bucket," Capt. Querrard admit-
ted. "Unfortunately there are
a lot of them out there. I have
been seeing some serious prob-
"We do have a lot of illegal
stuff going on," Capt. Querrard
said. "Once there is a demand,
they will find ways."
"We do have local people
bringing guns into the territory
frequently," the St. Thomas-St.
John chief said.
"The law as it relates to guns
is too soft," Querrard said. "We
have way too many guns in the
V.I. We have more and more
weapons coming here by differ-
ent means."
Coral Bay Staffing
Coral Bay resident Yvonne
Wells recalled a ground break-
ing in Coral Bay for a new po-
lice substation, and reminded
VIPD officials the mobile unit
there under utilized.
"I know we have police pres-
ence, but I would like to see the
mobile unit used since we will
not be seeing a building for a
little while," said Wells.
"The mobile unit will be used
more frequently, but it will not
be manned daily," Capt. Quer-
rard responded.
"There are two detectives
assigned to St. John," the St.
Thomas-St. John Chief said in
response to a question about
staffing. "One is out on mater-
nity leave."
The islands forensics officer
is a Sergeant assigned to St.
John, Capt. Querrard said in
response to another resident.
The "forensics tech" person has
been temporarily reassigned to
St. Thomas.

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St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008 3

GBS Students Show Computer Savvy Thanks to Waveplace Program

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Showing off their software pro-
gramming skills, 14 Guy Benjamin
School fourth graders strutted their
computer savvy at the conclusion
of the Waveplace Foundation's 10
week digital media pilot program
on Thursday afternoon, March 28.
The Coral Bay public school
students who took part in the af-
ter school program each received
an XO laptop and learned software
programming and animation.
Combining mathematical prin-
ciples and storytelling skills, the
students shared their creations
which showed pirates dancing and
finding treasure maps, speed boats
racing across the sea, dogs wag-
ging their tails, fish jumping down
waterfalls and an octopus wiggling
its legs.
First Program in Caribbean
Launched on Thursday, January
10, the GBS pilot program was the
first of its kind in the Caribbean for
the burgeoning Waveplace Foun-
dation which is part of the grow-
ing One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
movement, the seeds of which
were planted years ago at the Mas-
sachusetts Institute of Technology
Media Lab.

Nicholas Negroponte and other
MIT Media Lab veterans succeed-
ed in developing their dream of a
$200 laptop and open-source soft-
ware made specifically for chil-
dren and began launching OLPC
projects globally last year.
Entrepreneur and long-time Ca-
ribbean visitor Timothy Falconer
was inspired by the idea as well
and started the non-profit Wave-
place dedicated to bringing laptops
to children throughout the Carib-
Falconer collaborated with St.
John School of the Arts executive
director Jan Kinder, and GBS of-
ficials to kick-start the program on
Dream Becomes Reality
The dream became a reality and
for the past 10 weeks teacher Wil-
liam Stelzer and mentor LaReesa
Williams have showed Mary
Burks' fourth grade students the
software programming ropes.
While technological and logistic
issues arose, everyone involved
gained valuable information from
the GBS pilot program, explained
"We had some things working
against us, but overall the program
went really well," Falconer said.

"We ended up having one-thir
the time we originally though we
would have. We wanted to ave
three hours a week, but we e ded
up only having the kids for two
hours a week."
"We also had some technolgi-
cal problems with some of the
laptops, which we learned about
after the program started," a ded
The one hour a week difference
translated into a 20-hour program
instead of the originally pla ed
30 hour after school pilot. The
shortened time, however, didn't
hinder the GBS students, Falc ner
"Still in that short amoun of
time, the kids learned a great eal
and we learned a great deal aout
the program," he said. "The uc-
cess shows in what the kids lea ed
in such a short amount of time"
Despite the difficulties encoun-
tered, Waveplace teacher Stclzer
- who instructed Burks and en-
tor Williams to teach digital m dia
and software programming
pronounced the program a definite
"The program was great," said
Stelzer. "Working with the kids,
Continued on Page 26

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

(L to R) Waveplace teacher Bill Stelzer, mentor LaRessa
Williams and GBS teacher Mary Burks pose with the pilot
program students on the school's playground.

Political Celebrity Sightings Include Obama, Bill and Charles & Camilla

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
In the midst of a hotly contested
race for the Democratic preside-
nial nomination, Illinois Senato
Barack Obama's short break for a
family vacation in the U.S. Virgin
Islands was treated like any other
campaign news with "spin."
Senator Obama's round of golf
at Mahogany Run on St. Thomas
was downplayed in the best politi-
cal tradition by the national media
which has a policy dating back
before President John F. Kennedy
of not showing politicians playing
the game because it was associated
with the wealthy and priveleged.
On Easter Monday, March 24,
CNN reported Senator Barack
Obama and his family were vaca-
tioning in the U.S. Virgin Islands
- but the report did not identify
exactly where Obama was photo-
graphed poolside chatting on a cell
phone. In fact he was "putting on
the Ritz."
A report in the VI. Daily News
on Tuesday, March 25, published a
photograph of Obama leaving the
Mahogany Run golf course and
mentioned only that the Demo-

cratic Presidential frontrunner had
been photographed at the Ritz.
A St. John Tradewinds source
confirmed she had seen "Labama"
having dinner at The Ritz Carl-
ton Resort on St. Thomas Sunday
Golf Attracts V.I. Politicians
Former V.I. Senators Donald
Cole and Osbert Potter were en-
joying a round of golf with Roy L.
Schneider Regional Medical Cen-
ter Chief Amos Carty when they
spotted the candidate on the links
and they chatted briefly, according
to Carty
"I just happened to be in the right
place at the right time," said the
hospital administrator, an Obama
Obama, who polled more than 90
percent of the vote in the February
U.S.V.I. primary, was in the ter-
ritory in January for a successful
fund raiser, but Carty said he did
not recognize the senator's golfing
partners at Mahogany Run.
Obama plays golf left-handed,
Carty confirmed.
While the Daily News reported
favorably on Obama's play, Carty
said his game improved after his

chance meeting with Obama.
"Up until then it was a little
spotty," Carty admitted of his own
game before meeting Obama, "but
from then on I did much better."
On St. John, meanwhile, the co-
conut telegraph was alive with re-
ported sightings of U.S. political
celebrity and British royalty.
On Saturday, March 22, one at-
tendee at the St. John Blues Festi-
val reported that Bill Clinton had
been spotted on a boat in Coral
Bay in previous days.
"And Charles and Camilla were
on a yacht in Round Bay," the
woman stated assuredly.
Clinton, who had been featured
on CNN on Friday speaking in
North Carolina on behalf of his
wife's campaign, was on board a
large red sailboat, according to the
source. He did not join the thou-
sands at the Blues Festival
The British visitors may have
been on a large motor yacht which
was seen anchored in Round Bay
Clintons Loved Magen's Bay
The Clintons do have a history
with the U.S. Virgin Islands. The
then-First Couple were "caught"

cavorting on Little Magen's Bay
Beach during a vacation on St.
Thomas at the height of one of
their political scandals.
The Clintons' take on From Here
To Eternity on the private pocket
beach at their rental McMansion
did much to calm the fears of
America about the prospects for a
first White House divorce.
Favorite VIP Getaway
Once a getaway for President
Richard Nixon at the height of
opposition to the Vietnam War in
the early 1970s, the U.S. Virgin Is-
lands have been a haven for politi-
cians and celebrities.
One harried vice presidential
candidate, Senator Dan Quayle,
hid from the media in the middle
of a 1980s campaign controversy
at the Little Cinnamon Bay house
in the days when it was made
available for VIP visitors.
Obama Has Strong Support
Obama garnered more than 90
per cent of the vote in the U.S.V.I.'s
February Primary and was warmly
received at a January fund riser
on St. Thomas.
Even though residents of the U.S.
territory cannot vote for the U.S.

President and have no voting rep-
resentation in the U.S. Congress,
the territory has one half delegate
to the August convention and six
"super" delegates.

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Church Schedules ............. 24
Classified Ads ...............26-27
Crossword Puzzler .............24
Ferry Schedules .................24
Gigi Gadget Guy................17
Letters ......................... 18-20
Paws for a Moment ............16
Police Log ................. .... 25
Real Estate .................28-31
Rhythm & Views ................10
Wha's Happ'nin' .................4

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By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
After V.I. Department of Public
Works (DPW) Commissioner Dar-
ryl Smalls informed a VI. Senate
Committee hearing that the con-
tract for the Cruz Bay roundabout
should be awarded in April, two
St. Johnian community leaders
testified that the project should be
"I can't imagine seeing this big
circle in Cruz Bay, I'm very trou-
bled by it," said former Senator at
Large Robert O'Connor Jr. "I just
don't see it."
O'Connor admitted he previ-
ously withheld comment on the
proposal which took his Texaco
gas station because he didn't want
to be accused of having ulterior
"I believe we should explore
alternatives," O'Connor said of
his opposition one month before
the contract for the long-awaited
project is expected to be awarded.
"I just cannot not say something
about it."
"I was hoping a new plan-
ner could come in" and stop it,
O'Connor continued. "I just can't
see it."
"Is a circle there conducive to

DPW Comm. Smalls

the community?" asked O'Connor
who also questioned whether there
was enough space for a roundabout
which could handle large trucks or
if it would be undersized.
"You will be able to drive up on
this roundabout," explained DPW
Commissioner Darryl Smalls.
"Sometimes we do plan wrong,"
O'Connor added. "Sometimes we
build bridges and they fall down."
"It is possible to avoid a disas-
ter," said the former chairman of
the VI. Port Authority.
"It's a done deal," said Smalls
during a recess.
Another St. Johnian took up the
question of the roundabout in a
later round of testimony.

St. John Tradewinds
The Blues Festival was a big hit! Coral Bay
rocked and the finale at the Beach Bar was un-
believable! Packed with hot bodies even an
iguana sat on the stage taking it all in! Liz Putnam,
Lina Guild (didn't she have a broken leg) and Val
Donaghue vied for best dancer Chubby Carrier
kept up the wild rhythms with his Bayou Swamp
Band the washboard player was marvelous -
it was madness with the beach packed with fun-
lovers! Thank you Steve and Helen, the sponsors
and the gifted musicians!
And no rain! Can you believe it? Steve now has
a few days to rest up for his Blues tour for the U.S.
troops in Kuwait and Iraq. Our hearts go with you,
Bill Morris Has Left Us
Our love and deepest sympathy to Lee, their
family and many friends. He was such a spe-
cial man, always ready to help, the perfect host
and husband, and a dedicated math tutor for the

"In the event that this plan fails,
as my uncle warned, are you go-
ing to be man enough to admit it,"
Abigail Hendricks asked Commis-
sioner Smalls.
"We don't plan to fail, any ad-
justments can be done," Smalls
"We're the ones that are going
to be left with this disaster," Hen-
dricks continued. "We want to
make sure we are not stuck with a
bridge to nowhere."
Public Chose Roundabout
Senator at Large Carmen Miran-
da Wesselhoff asked Smalls if
there were any other suggestions
or plans for the intersection.
"The people of St. John were in-
volved," Smalls asserted.
St. John DPW Deputy Director
Ira Wade said the public partici-
pated in two hearings which dis-
cussed four different alternatives:
signalization (traffic lights); stop
signs; roundabout and status quo.
"The first plan they knocked
down," Wade said. "The group
that was here that particular night
chose the traffic roundabout."
"It was not Public Works that de-
cided, it was the residents that vis-
ited that night," Wade continued.
"It was the people who chose."

Sprauve School students. Where did he find time
to sail?
Miss Jude Directs Pilobolus
Dance in the States
Jude Woodcock, 10-year dance captain for this
famous company, now brings their unusual style
to college-age dancers. She has just returned from
Rollins College and Valencia College in Orlando.
Brown University is next. That's our girl! Teach-
ing at the art school and strengthening muscles at
the gym isn't enough. Now that her house is fin-
ished, she's bored!
Victor Provost To Play at Lincoln Center
Save these dates if you plan to be in New York
City June 10 to 15. Our own pan virtuoso will
join the 21st Century Band Caribbean Jazz
Summit at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. This is an
eight piece band including Dion Parson, drums;
Ron Blake, saxophone, from St. Thomas; and six
others. Look for their listing on the Internet. Con-
gratulations to our Steel Unlimited alumnus!

Wha's Happ'nin'

by Sis Frank

Memories of Zydeco and Blues

St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008 5

Photos Courtesy of Westin Vacation Club

The interior and exterior
of the Westin Resort and
Villas' new timeshare
project are chic and

Westin's Bay Vista Project To Add 54 Timeshares to Hotel

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Westin Resort and Villas' Bay Vista proj-
ect, which will bring the number of time-
shares at the resort to a total of 92, is on
track to be completed in July, and guests are
already raving about the new state of the art
two- and three-bedroom units.
Construction started on the transformation
of hotel rooms to 54 new timeshares in July
2006, and two of the four timeshare build-

ings are already completed and welcoming
"The guests really love them," said Wes-
tin's Director of Rooms, Arno Pfeffer.
The decor features natural earth tones with
lively paintings from local artists, which add
a touch of color to each unit.
"The earth tones and relaxing colors are a
new design for Westin," said Pfeffer.
Additional Timeshares To Come
The two bedroom units offer a king-sized

bed and free-standing tub in the master suite,
and two queen-sized beds in the second bed-
room. In the three-bedroom units, the addi-
tional bedroom features a king-sized bed.
Each unit has its own washer and dryer and
fully stocked kitchen, including the Whirl-
pool G2 MicrOven, which functions as both
a microwave and an oven.
"A lot of our guests do their own break-
fast and then eat lunch and dinner out," said
Pfeffer. "Our returning guests, of course,

have their favorite restaurants they like to
go to."
The Westin, a Starwood resort, already
boasts an inventory of 38 timeshares in its
Virgin Grand project and approximately 175
hotel rooms, and the resort reportedly has
plans to construct an additional three build-
ings of timeshares in its second phase.
"The next phase is possible, however we
haven't announced anything yet," said Star-
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Kessler Testifies in Washington in Favor of Estate Maho Bay Acquisition Funds

St. John Tradewinds
Joe Kessler, President of the Friends of
Virgin Islands National Park, testified in
Washington, D.C., on March 13 in support
of public funding for the inclusion of the Es-
tate Maho Bay in the V.I. National Park.
The Friends of V.I. National Park support
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) effort to
acquire and transfer the 207-acre Estate
Maho Bay property for inclusion in the Vir-
gin Islands National Park, Kessler testified
before the House Interior Appropriations
An appropriation of $4.5 million from the
Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
is requested in Fiscal Year 2009 to begin
Park Service acquisition of the property.
Although the public is invited to submit
written testimony is support of projects and

programs of interest, Kessler was asked by
the subcommittee to testify in person.
"We carry on the rich tradition of using
private philanthropy for the betterment of
this park as well as mobilize volunteers and
community participation," said Kessler.
"In our 19 years of work in support of
Virgin Islands National Park we have been
involved in many initiatives, projects and
activities that help this park be a model of
natural resource protection and cultural
preservation but none have been as im-
portant as our work in support of the acqui-
sition of Estate Maho Bay and its incorpora-
tion within the park," Kessler testified.
Kessler's testimony in support of federal
funding for Estate Maho Bay came at a criti-
cal time, as the Appropriations Subcommit-
tees are preparing to write their Fiscal Year

2009 appropriations legislation for the Inte-
rior Department and other agencies
"The acquisition of the Estate Maho Bay
property would be the first link of two
separated blocks of land owned by the Na-
tional Park Service, ensuring future access,
resource connectivity, and seaside protec-
tion," added Kessler. "It is critical that fed-
eral funding comes through this year so that
we can make that a reality."
"Friends Have Been Champion"
"The Friends group has been a champion
in support of efforts to protect Estate Maho
Bay," said John Garrison, field office direc-
tor of TPL's Southwest Florida office. "We
are pleased that the subcommittee heard
from Joe just how truly spectacular this land
is and its importance for inclusion in the na-
tional park."

The Friends of VI .National Park is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated
to the protection and preservation of the nat-
ural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands
National Park and to promoting the respon-
sible enjoyment of this national treasure.
The group has more than 3,000 members
- 20 percent of whom live in the V.I. and the
balance represent every state in the union.
The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a na-
tional nonprofit land conservation organiza-
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Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball
Tournament Scheduled for April 4-6

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which awards annual $2500 scholarships to four college bound
Virgin Island students through the sale of innings.
Contact: Connections Cruz Bay 776-6922/Coral Bay 779-4994
or Andy/Janet Rutnik 693-8069, andrewrutnik@islands.vi
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Easter is early this year but the
Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball
Tournament is right on time and
coming up soon.
This year's tournament will be at
Winston Wells Ball Field in Cruz
Bay from Friday, April 4, through
Sunday, April 6. Teams from
St. Croix, St. Thomas and Tortola
- will compete to win a $2,500
scholarship for a college-bound
senior from the winning school.
Since the tournament began in
1997, $74,000 in scholarship mon-
ey has been awarded to promising
scholars. Initially, one scholarship
was offered, a two-year award to a
girl from St. John who planned to
attend a college in the States.
The tournament has been so suc-
cessful that four scholarships of
$2,500 are now awarded annually.
One goes to a new winner, and last
year's winner is also funded if she
is in good standing academically.
In 2003, a one-year award was
added for the team which won the
tournament. In 2004, a scholarship
to attend the University of the Vir-
gin Islands was offered and award-
ed three times. This year the fourth
award will go instead to a student
(boy or girl) from Ruby's Alma
Mater, the Gifft Hill School (also
known as Pine Peace School).
The scholarship winners from
2007 are Tamisha Thomas, a
graduate of Ivanna Eudora Kean
High School who is now en-
rolled in Monroe College in New
York along with the 2006 winner,
Raquida Edwards, a graduate of
Ivanna Eudora Kean High School
also enrolled in Monroe College in
New York. Adrianne Crooke was
the 2007 UVI scholarship winner.

Local sports fans know the girls'
team from Tortola won the Ruby
Rutnik Tournament in 2006. Ter-
rance Chinnery is bringing this
team from Elmore Stout back to
try another win. Last year's cham-
pionship winners were the Lady
Caribs of Central High in St. Croix
who will do their utmost to defend
their championship.
The community is asked to sup-
port the tournament by sponsoring
an inning at $100, a game at $700
or a scholarship of $2500. Innings
can be purchased at both Connec-
tions locations. Checks made out
to the RRSF, Inc. can be sent to
P.O. Box 348, St. John, VI 00831.
Everyone is invited to come out
to cheer on the teams on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday from April 4
to 6. The games start on Friday at 2
p.m. and go into the evening.
There will be games from 9 a.m.
on Saturday into the evening and
a championship game at 1 p.m. on
Sunday, April 6. Food purchased
at the concession stand will help
fund the Love City Pan Dragons,
St. John's student steel band. T-
shirts will also be on sale.
Scholarship applications for St.
John students will be available at
Connections or by calling Janet
Rutnik at 693-8069. The deadline
for applications is May 15, 2008.
The tournament was established
in 1997 to honor the memory of
Ruby Rutnik, who died tragically
in a car crash when she was a senior
at American University. Because
Ruby was a champion windmill
pitcher while at Antilles School, a
softball tournament seemed a per-
fect way to fund a scholarship for
young women of promise.
For more info, call 693-8069.

St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008 7

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tom Oat

The deteriorating facade of the historic pavilion at Maho
Bay will not be renovated until funds are secured. .-

Maho Bay Pavilion Renovations Delayed Due to Lack of Funds

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Plans for the renovation of the Maho Bay
pavilion are completed, however it could
be months before the antiquated building
at the popular V.I. National Park beach sees
the first signs of its makeover due to a lack
of funding for the project.
The project received funding in 1999, but

by 2006, no work had been done and the
funds were lost, according to VINP Super-
intendent Mark Hardgrove.
"The funds were withdrawn because we
never awarded the contract," said Hard-
grove. "Those funds are only good for five
Hardgrove hopes to get the project funded
for the next fiscal year, he added. Public in-

put on the plans, which include preserving
and adding to the current historic structure,
will be gathered at an open house.
"We'll have some sort of open house,
possibly at Maho Bay, where people can
see what we've got and what we're propos-
ing," said Hardgrove.
At press time, the VINP superintendent
was still awaiting word on whether the

project will be funded in the next fiscal
"We're hoping to get it approved for
2009 and then request a special approval to
bring it back to 2008, which would allow
us to award the contract this summer," said
Hardgrove. "We've promised this to the
community, and we're working together to
get it back on track. It is a priority now."







8 St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008

St. John Chamber Members Tackle Tourism Issues

Boy Scouting

Returns to St. John

St. John Tradewinds
There will be an organizational meeting for those interested in
the return of Boy Scouting to St. John at the Nazareth Lutheran
Church in Cruz Bay, which is the traditional home of Boy Scout
Troop 30, on Saturday, April 5, from 9 to 10 a.m.
The meeting is sponsored by V.I. Senator Craig Barshinger and
V.I. Boy Scout Executive Nathan Clark, who were Boy Scouts in
their teens, and attained scouting's highest rank, "Eagle."
"Boy Scouting helps a boy grow into manhood. It helps our
young men resist the pressures that threaten them," Barshinger
said. "St. John needs and deserves this."
Boy Scouting is known for providing fun and fellowship for the
boys, based on the solid foundation of the Boy Scout motto and
law, Barshinger explained.
Presently there are several active troops on St. Thomas and St.
Croix. The Virgin Islands Boy Scout Council has strong communi-
ty support and even has its own Boy Scout camp, located at Great
Pond, St. Croix.
"It is my hope that our meeting will draw potential scout leaders
as well as parents who want their boys to reap the benefits of Boy
Scouting," said Barshinger.
Single mothers especially, may choose Boy Scouts for their sons,
as it is difficult for a boy to become a man without male role mod-
els, explained the senator.
"There is a long history of Scouting in the Virgin Islands and St.
Johnians have been there since the beginning," said Clark. "It
would be a shame for that heritage not to be passed on to the young
men of the island."
"The VI Boy Scout Council is eager to assist St. John in restart-
ing Boy Scouting on St. John," the Boy Scout executive added.
For further information call Senator Barshinger at 340-642-9955
or Scout executive Clark at 340-774-2752 or on his cell phone at

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John chapter of the St.
Thomas-St. John Chamber of
Commerce made progress on its
tourism initiative at the group's
Tuesday, March 18, meeting at St.
Ursula's multi-purpose center.
V.I. Department of Tourism As-
sistant Commissioner Monique
Sibilly-Hodge will assist the chap-
ter's St. John tourism initiative,
members were told.
Chapter members discussed sev-
eral ideas to create a better wel-
come experience for tourists on St.
John, and chapter member Debbie
Hime commended the Department
of Tourism's recent initiative to
hire greeters.
"It'd be nice to have someone on
the dock greeting tourists," said
Hime. "I hope fully that the Cham-
ber will be involved in helping to
train or mentor whoever gets that
Members decided to address the
cap on the amount of rental cars
allowed on St. John and the expe-
rience of arriving at the airport and
taxiing to the ferry.
Local entrepreneur and musician
Steve Simon recalled from his
childhood the Welcome Wagon, a
non-profit national company with
local branches which gathered
coupons and information on neigh-
borhood services to welcome new
homeowners in the area. The idea

"It'd be nice to have
someone on the dock
greeting tourists. I
hope...the Chamber
will be involved in
helping to train or
mentor whoever gets
that job."
Debbie Hime,
St. John chapter member

could work for welcoming tourists
as well, he explained.
"The concept works," said Si-
mon. "We could have the greatest
welcome package here. I think the
greeters are a fabulous idea, and it
could lead into something like a
Welcome Wagon."
"We could put together a booklet
with a map, coupons from Cham-
ber members and information on
taxi tariffs," Hime added.
A welcome crew was on hand
for last year's Blues Cruise,
whose passengers were ferried
from St. Thomas to St. John, and
even though guests only spent four
hours of their entire cruise in Love
City, they rated the island as their
favorite stop, explained Simon.
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Lorelei Monsanto also suggested
nicer rest rooms and comfort sta-
tions would enhance the tourism
experience on St. John.
The Chamber is also tackling
health issues, with Simon leading
the campaign for a new ambulance
boat to be purchased entirely with
funds donated by the community.
Simon has narrowed his search
down to two vessels in the Carib-
bean, and hopes to have something
in contract within 60 days, he ex-
plained. The local entrepreneur is
working hand in hand with St. John
EMS Association President Carol
Beckowitz, who was expected to
travel to one of the boats for an in-
spection in the next week.
Work continues on the St. John
chapter's Web site, which will
feature information on everything
from villas to moving to the Vir-
gin Islands, explained Hime.
"It will be a pretty robust site,
and great for the V.I.," she said.
"We've found a company that
specifically builds databases for
Chamber Web sites. We're hop-
ing it will be almost ready by slow
The St. John chapter of the St.
Thomas-St. John Chamber of
Commerce meets on the third
Tuesday of each month at 5:30
p.m. at St. Ursula's multi-purpose
Upcoming meetings are sched-
uled for April 15 and May 20.

St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008 9

VINP Threatened by In-holdings and Lack of Funds, Says NPCA Study

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. National Park and Coral
Reef National Monument's cultural,
historical and environmental resourc-
es are at risk from the development of
in-holdings, according to a recently re-
leased assessment of the St. John park
by the non-profit National Parks Con-
servation Association (NPCA).
The 48-page state of the parks as-
sessment highlighted a number of
threats to the VINP, topped by the
threat of development of about 1,400
acres of privately owned land within or
adjacent to the 7,259 acres of land and
shoreline which make up the VINP.
"The park is at serious risk from
development on properties within the
boundaries of the park," said NPCA
Senior Marine Program Coordinator
Jason Bennis. "It's a big program for
the VINP."
"If you imagine a parcel of land
potentially being subdivided and be-
ing the site of rampant development
within the park, you essentially split
the park in half," Bennis said. "De-
velopment is incompatible within the
park and you get fragmentation. You
basically end up with gaping holes in
the middle of the park."
Development of in-holdings would
also seriously affect the condition of
coral reefs, Bennis explained.
"Another big problem from devel-
opment is the threat to water qual-
ity," he said. "Often with large scale
development that is not done in an
ecologically sound manner, you have
sediment runoff All dirt and sediment
from loosened soil and construction
ends up in the bay and threatens the
health of the marine area."
After interviewing VINP employ-
ees, examining resource conditions
and reviewing published information,
NPCA officials rated the park's natural
and cultural resource conditions.
Out of a possible 100 points, the
overall condition of the VINP's natu-
ral resources ranked a "fair" 73. Non-
native species, visitor damage and
habitat fragmentation were among the
major concerns regarding natural re-
sources, according to the report.
The overall condition of the cultural
resources fared worse with a ranking

of a "poor" 55 due mostly to a short-
age of staff and lack of funding, ac-
cording to the NPCA study.
Both rating problems and the threat
of in-holding development, can possi-
bly be addressed in several ways, Ben-
nis explained.
"We're advocating for Congress to
increase appropriations to the Land
and Water Conservation Fund," he
said. "The fund has suffered recently
and because of the lack of funding,
parks are able to go out and purchase
the land they need to save their cul-
tural and natural resources."
NPCA is also working to have the
National Park Service increase indi-
vidual parks' operating budgets.
"One ofNPCA's largest goals, which
we've been working on for the past
five years or more, is increasing park
funding and operational budgets," said
Bennis. "With additional funds, parks
can work to decrease their backlog of
maintenance, hire extra cultural re-
source staff which is needed and help
the park secure storage space."
Most of the effort is geared to polish
the nation's parks in preparation for
the centennial anniversary of the NPS
in 2016.
"Our goal is to do a state of the parks
report for every park unit in the NPS
which is drafted into our larger centen-
nial goal," Bennis said. "As we look
forward to celebrating the 100th birth-
day of the NPS in 2016, we want to get
the luster back on our national parks.
One of the ways to draw attention to
the needs of the parks is by doing these
As part of the NPS cleanup effort,
NPCA officials are pushing for Con-
gress to pass a Centennial Initiative
which will highlight the needs of vari-
ous parks and increase much needed
funding, added Bennis.
Other threats to the VINP outlined
in the NPCA state of the park report
include natural disturbances, non-
native animals, poaching of building
materials from historic structures and
the crumbling condition of the park's
museum storage building.
Despite the numerous problems
highlighted in the report, the assess-
ment does not mean that the VINP is
doomed, Bennis explained.

Transfer Day Ceremonies Scheduled
St. John Tradewinds
On Monday, March 31 st, the Virgin Islands will mark the 91st anniver-
sary of the transfer of the Territory from Danish to American rule. The
public is invited to be a part of this observance which will be marked by
ceremonies, beginning at 3 p.m., on the grounds of the V.I. Legislature
and a gospel concert on Sunday, March 30.
"By coming together each year to mark this occasion, we shape a
greater awareness of our Danish heritage," Governor John P. deJongh
Jr. said in announcing the schedule of events for the Transfer Day obser-
vance. "Transfer day provides us the opportunity to pay tribute to the
special relationship which exists between Denmark and the U.S. Vir-
gin Islands, a relationship steeped in historical, cultural and educational
programs and exchanges," deJongh added. The ceremony will include
remarks and musical selections, and will be highlighted by the symbolic
lowering of the Dannebrog and the raising of the American flag.

"By no means is this a doom and
gloom story," said Bennis. "These
are the conditions we're dealing with
and we're happy to give this baseline.
Now it's important to work on some
Several actions which could help
improve conditions in the VINP in-

clude increasing funding and staff,
devising a new General Management
Plan which is currently underway
- expanding education and outreach
programs and maintaining partner-
ships such as with the Friends of the
VINP, according the NPCA report.
Advocating for the parks is part of

NPCA's goal as well.
"We're a non profit, non-partisan
advocacy group," said Bennis. "Our
main mission is to turn these reports
into action and advocacy on behalf of
the parks. It should be easy for every-
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Sexual Assault Prevention Events Planned

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Community Crisis
Center announces its participation
in National Sexual Assault Aware-
ness Month during the month of
April, which is also National Child
Abuse Prevention Month and
National Crime Victims' Rights
The 2008 SAAM theme is
"Prevent Sexual Violence in Our
Workplaces." The SJCCC is par-
ticipating in this national cam-
paign created by the National Sex-
ual Violence Resource Center with
a number of activities planned.
April 3: A Day to End Sexual
The SAAM Day of Action,
observed this year on Thursday,
April 3, is recognized nationally as
a specific day to focus awareness
on sexual violence prevention. In
collaboration with the Virgin Is-
lands Domestic Violence and Sex-
ual Assault Council we are asking
everyone in the general public to
wear blue (royal blue, baby blue,
teal etc.) including blue jeans on
April 3.
Those who want to be counted in
support of Zero Tolerance for Sex-
ual Assault should call DVSAC at
April 5: Child Abuse Preven-
tion Breakfast Buffet/Panel Dis-
cussion 9:30 a.m. 11:30 p.m. the
Westin Resort Ballroom
This event will host a series of
experts who will provide informa-
tion and referral regarding child
abuse to the community. The
SJCCC invites the general public
to join them in this informative
event, "Voices of Children."

Admission and breakfast are
free. If you wish to attend Please
contact Gisel Maynard or Cat-
ikawa Richardson by April 3 at
April 12: Child Abuse Pre-
vention Day in the Park Saturday
morning, Franklin A. Powell Park,
Cruz Bay. Come join us for a day
of fun, games, entertainment, and
information at Frank Powell Park.
April 13-19: National Crime
Victims' Rights Week
Sponsored by the U.S. Depart-
ment of Justice and coordinated by
the Office for Victims of Crime,
The theme for this year's cam-
paign is Justice for Victims, Justice
for all. The SJCCC is in collabora-
tion with the Virgin Islands Police
Department's Victims Advocates
Task Force to coordinate various
media activities throughout the
territory to publicize issues related
to victims of crime in the Virgin
Wednesday, April 16: Sexual
Harassment Workshop at the Wes-
tin Resort, Coral Bay Room
The SJCCC in collaboration
with the Virgin Islands Department
of Labor presents: "Sexual Harass-
ment in the Virgin Islands." The
trainer will be Glen Smith, Deputy
Commissioner of Labor. The work-
shop will cover sexual harassment
and also how new Virgin Islands
statutes address this issue. St. John
workers, employers and the gen-
eral public are welcome to attend.
Admission is free, Class size
is limited. If you wish to attend,
RSVP to Catikawa Richardson by
April 11 at 693-7233.

Child abuse and neglect is a
prevalent issue in our society. The
Federal Child Abuse Prevention
and Treatment Act define child
abuse and neglect as at minimum:
Any recent act or failure to
act on the part of a parent or care-
taker which results in death, seri-
ous physical or emotional harm,
sexual abuse or exploitation; or
Any act or failure to act which
presents an imminent risk of seri-
ous harm.
Whether it is ongoing or it hap-
pens only once, child abuse silent-
ly destroys a child's sense of self-
worth. When children are abused
they are more likely to become
abusers as adults. Child abuse is
not just physical but also emotion-
al; neglect is a form of abuse that
is overlooked in many cases.
The VI. along with other ter-
ritories and states has mandatory
reporting laws that require pri-
mary childcare providers, includ-
ing teachers, guidance counselors,
health care workers, police offi-
cers and many other professionals
to report child abuse when there is
a suspected case.
You need not be a professional to
report child abuse; you only need
to be a concerned citizen. If you
are aware of children being ne-
glected or abused, take action now
by reporting it to Human Services
and ask to be connected to The Of-
fice of Intake and Emergency Ser-
vices at 776-6334.
The call is confidential and free,
and may help save a child's life.
It may even prevent the cycle of
abuse from continuing.
Call SJCCC at 693-7233.

Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests
and concerns

By Malik Stevens

Get Ready for Summer

St. John Tradewinds
Most schools are currently heading into their fourth marking period.
As this fourth marking period approaches, summer vacation is steadily
creeping up right behind it.
The summer break is a vital time in a young person's life and it
should never be taken for granted. The activities students do during
the summer are what make them who they are during the school year.
If a student does nothing during the summer time, but stay home, play
video games, watch TV and go to the beach, they're going to end up
bringing that same lazy mentality that they had during the summer into
the school year.
Plus, the productive activities students partake in always become cre-
dentials when it is time for college admission. It helps them in the long
run in getting jobs, and overall, students are more likely to learn life
lessons which will be beneficial throughout the rest of their lives.
Some students tend to consider the summer vacation as a time of
relaxation, an escape from school, and a time to do absolutely nothing.
It is okay to think of the summer as a time of fun and relaxation, but it
should never be a time of laziness and emptiness.
Afew productive summer activities include getting summerjobs, go-
ing to camps, summer schools, educational conferences, volunteering,
obtaining internships, participating in sport programs and much more.
Students who get summerjobs get a head start in the working world.
They gain a lot of working experience, and of course, they earn their
own money. During the summer there are many job opportunities
which are open to students of the island. Not only this, but many small
businesses hire students during this time as well.
A big problem many of the students face is that they wait until the
last minute to go job hunting and before they know it, all the jobs have
already been taken and then they are left with nowhere to work. As a
result of this procrastination some of these kids end up turning into
what many have come to call, "summertime bums."
For those students who are not out for jobs there are always tons of
fun summer programs to occupy their summer time with. Unfortunate-
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Elaine I. Sprauve Library Renovations

Finally Scheduled To Begin April 7

By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
After years of discussions, failed bids and wait-
ing on contracts, renovations to the historic Elaine I.
Sprauve Library are finally scheduled to commence
on April 7. The last detail holding up the process -
Governor John deJongh's signature on the contract
between contractor Custom Builders and the V.I.
government was secured on March 11.
Department of Planning and Natural Resources Di-
vision of Libraries, Archives and Museums Assistant
Director Donald Cole met with V.I. Department of
Property and Procurement officials last week to iron
out all the pre-construction details.
"We went over what the scope of work called for,
and all the things that will happen at the property,"
said Cole.
The project includes a total refurbishment of the li-
brary, including fixing cracks in the historic building,
which dates back to 1750, and installing new shut-
ters, air conditioning and a generator.
"We're basically going to fix the place up," said
During a second phase of construction, a parking
area will be created to the east of the building to im-
prove access for patrons. Cole estimates both phases
will take six months to complete.
In the meantime, the library and all its resources
will be relocated, likely to the old Simple Feast loca-
tion in Palm Plaza.
"We are in the process of working on a contract
for a six month lease," said Cole. "We'll provide li-
brary services there for the people of St. John until
we move back into our brand new duds. We'll hope-

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of paint as part of the planned renovations.

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Approximately $680,000 has been allocated for the
renovations. Plans have already been drawn in con-
junction with the Historic Preservation Commission.
"It's been a long time coming," said Cole.

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Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday March 25, 2008 at the Morris F. de Castro Clinic on
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Eric Lambert displays
a wide array of Brazilian
granite, which he imports
directly from Brazil, at
Blue Horizons, his shop
on the second floor of
The Marketplace.

St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Andrea Milam

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By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Local contractor Eric Lambert, who's been in the
construction business on St. John for the past 28
years, has made the move from the construction site
to the office thanks to his new interest import-
ing granite directly from Brazil, where he lived as a
young child.
While the majority of the world's granite originates
in Brazil, it's largely purchased through suppliers in
Miami. But thanks to Lambert's business, Blue Hori-
zons, located on the second floor of The Marketplace
behind St. John Cabinets & Interiors, those building
a home on St. John can get granite for a fraction of
the price, directly from the source. Lambert himself
travels to Brazil approximately four times a year to
personally select his product.
"I go to the mines, the quarries, the warehouses,"
said Lambert.
The businessman, who was raised in Brazil from the
age of 2-13, first became interested in granite when
looking into finishes for the home he and his wife,
local accountant Paula Lambert, are building.
Largest Variety Found in Brazil
"I came back from a trip to Brazil in August 2006
and told a construction client about the granite there,
and he said, 'I want this in my house,'" said Lam-
bert. "Then I was talking about it with someone in the
post office, and another person overheard me and said
he wanted granite and someone he knows did too. It
snowballed from there."
After returning from a granite show in Brazil in
February 2007, Lambert realized that not only did he
love dealing with granite he loved returning to the
place that still feels like home.
"It really lit the fire, seeing the beauty and working
with the Brazilians," said Lambert. "I get four trips a
year to Brazil, and it's like going back home. Brazil
became a part of my past, but having this evolve has
been wonderful for me."
More than 600 colors and patterns of granite can be
found in Brazil, the only country in the world with

such variety, explained Lambert. However, granite
has historically come to the VI. from Florida.
Floor and Roof Tiles
"Brazilian granite is certainly in the forefront, and
I'm offering to bring the product here directly," said
Lambert. "The only drawback is that it takes three
months or more to arrive here, but people are finding
that I can bring it in and have it installed for about
half the cost. That's the tradeoff."
Lambert is also importing porcelain floor tiles and
ceramic glazed roof tiles, directly from the factory in
Brazil. The tiles generally arrive on island in about
three weeks, because they don't have to be custom cut
like the granite does.
"I was told by somebody who knows that the roof
tiles are superior to French tiles," said Lambert.
"Someone asked me whether they were waterproof,
which they are. Just because the price is so low
doesn't mean something's wrong with them."
Blue Horizons also imports products such as high-
end furniture, countertops and sinks made by Majes-
tic, a company which incorporates precious stones
including amethyst, rose quartz and tiger eye.
With construction booming on St. John, there's one
thing that sets Lambert apart from others looking to
capitalize on the business, he explained.
Reconnecting With Brazil
"I care," said Lambert. "That's why the transition
from contracting to granite has worked well. A lot of
people know me and my principles, ethics and moral-
While the granite importer is enjoying his newfound
business, the one thing he's even more excited about
is reconnecting with the country he called home for
more than 10 years as a child.
"I can't go there enough times," said Lambert. "It
was in me, and all of a sudden it's resurrected."
Blue Horizons is open Monday through Friday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Lambert is in the shop
daily from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information,
call 777-7008, 776-6502 or email ericelambert

St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008 13

Bankruptcy Reorganization Postpones Pastory Gardens Foreclosure Sale

By Tom Oat
St. John Tradewinds
An advertised judicial foreclo-
sure auction of a high profile St.
John commercial real estate parcel
has been postponed by the owner's
filing for financial reorganiza-
tion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on
March 12.
The Pastory Gardens complex,
which includes the Compass Rose
restaurant and mini-golf course,
dominates the Centerline Road
frontage of the 2.25-acre parcel
scheduled for sale in a mortgage
foreclosure by FirstBank.
The bankruptcy filing by devel-
oper-owner Richard Singerle au-
tomatically postpones the adver-
tised sale of the property to satisfy
an outstanding mortgage until a
court-approved reorganization.
Foreclosure Forestalled
While the owner of a property
sold at a foreclosure judgement
sale can redeem the property by
paying the judgement amount and
costs within a proscribed period of
time, Singerle filed for reorganiza-
tion to forestall the foreclosure and
give him additional time to bring
in new investors in his project.
"I don't want anything to happen
to this restaurant and golf course,"
said Singerle. "There are several
people who have expressed an in-
terest in the property."
Singerle Blames his current fi-
nancial woes on the failed sale of

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the property to St. Thomas busi-
nessmen Carlo Marzano and Chris
Failed Sale Blamed
"It caused the entire situation,"
Singerle said of the duo's contract
to purchase the $8.5 million prop-
erty in May 2006 was never com-
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allows for the construction of resi-
dential buildings as tall as six sto-
ries with a density of 80 people per
Singerle's current plans for a
mix of studio and one and two-
bedroom units are on hold during
the reorganization.
Golf Course Will Remain
While plans for a butterfly muse-
um are on hold, the rushing waters
have been turned off for the man-
made stream through the mini-golf
course in a grove of bananas and
other tropical trees and plants.
One self-described potential de-
veloper of the property recently
told a St. Thomas business ac-
quaintance he was planning to buy
the property and build condomini-
ums after removing the mini-
golf course.
"He said the water bills (for the
golf course) were too high because
of evaporation," the businessman
related. "He said the golf course
had to go."
"And he offered me a three-bed-
room condo at the pre-construction
prices," the St. Thomas man said.
Singerle said there is no new own-
er or impending transfer or sale.
There apparently won't be any
pre-construction condo sales by
any new developer any time soon.
And, the only golfing on St. John
will remain at Pastory Gardens.
"The golf course is going to
stay," Singerle vowed.

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Wharfside Gaming

Center Under Construction

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Toim Oat

Southland Gaming last week announced its plans to open a gaming center at the
former Larry's Landing Wharfside Village location within the next month, featuring
62 Video Lottery Terminals and a bar. The company will hire approximately 25 to
30 employees as soon as management is hired, according to Southland Gaming
spokesperson Andrea Martin.
It remained unclear last week how Southland Gaming obtained a liquor license for
its new gaming center, which is within 100 feet of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Catholic Church.

Friends of V.I. National Park
Announces Opportunities
for Students During Summer
St. John Tradewinds
SCA Summer Trail Crew Program
The Friends of the VI. National Park is seeking students from
the V.I. to participate in a month-long summer trail crew program
in conjunction with the Student Conservation Association. This
is a one of a kind opportunity to live and work in Virgin Islands
National Park maintaining hiking trails. Crew positions (ages 16
to 20) and crew leader positions (ages 21 to 25) are available.
2008 Scholarship Program
The Friends' Annual Scholarship Program is once again being
offered to Virgin Islanders at the university level in fields related
to marine biology or natural resource management and protec-
tion. Friends is also offering a scholarship for children of VINP
staff at the university level. Priority will be given to students pur-
suing a degree related to the natural sciences. Both scholarships
will be in the amount of $1000 per academic year.
Seeking Summer Intern
If you or someone you know is interested in spending 8-10
weeks working for the Friends, please let us know! We are look-
ing for an enthusiastic and creative student, who is entering their
junior or senior year of college and has a particular interest in
environmental science, conservation, or environmental educa-
tion. Accommodations and a modest stipend are provided. Please
send resumes to intern@friendsvinp.org.
For information about any of the above programs please contact
Kristen at Friends of the Park, (340) 779-4940. All applications/
resumes are due April 28, 2008.



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St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008 15

Westin Resort and Villas Aids ACC

Off-island Pet Adoption Program

By Dr. Elaine Campbell
St. John Tradewinds
Last year the St. John Animal
Care Center introduced an Off-Is-
land Adoption Program to encour-
age visitors to St. John to adopt
some of the island's homeless cats
and dogs and fly them to "forever"
homes in the states.
The St. John program is modeled
on a Turks and Caicos islands pro-
gram. Volunteers of the humane
society there show visitors how
easy it is to adopt pets and fly them
back to the states. Having placed
more than 400 puppies and dogs
in mainland homes in five years,
the Turks and Caicos program has
been workable and successful.
As soon as the program was an-
nounced on St. John and colorful
flyers were designed thanks to
the generosity of graphic designer
Kate Damon and printed, an
ACC board member approached
various resorts and villa rental
companies, asking that they make
the flyers available to their guests.
All the villa management compa-
nies now include the flyer in their
in-villa information books.
Among other resorts including
Cinnamon Bay, Maho Bay, Con-
cordia, Coconut Coast, and Laven-
der Hill, Elaine Campbell visited
Amo Pfeffer, director of rooms
at Westin Resort and Villas. She
asked if the Westin would display
the lucite-framed flyer in its main
Pfeffer at that time had recently
joined the Westin management
team, and he turned out to be an
animal-lover extraordinaire. Not
only did he agree to place the Ani-
mal Care Center flyer prominently
at the activities desk in the main
lobby, he subsequently took the
ACC request a step further.
All villas now feature a flyer
bearing the Westin logo in which
guests are encouraged to adopt
any of the homeless cats on the
grounds. The Westin flyer provides
the phone number of the St. John
ACC so guests know where to call
for information and help.
That's exactly what a recent
Westin guest did. In January, Lau-
ra Mitchell of Irmo, South Caroli-
na, and the two couples who were
her villa guests, ended up trapping
eight Westin cats with the aid of
ACC traps and flying six of them
home with them to South Caro-


Having trapped the cats, the
Westin guests asked ACC shelter
manager Connie Joseph where to
take them for their health exams,
shots, and certificates to travel.
Joseph and her assistant Joey
Danishefsky took them to Canine,
Cats, and Critters. Two of the eight
cats were already neutered, so
they were returned to the Westin
grounds where they are regular
customers of the nearby feeding
station. It was clear that all eight
cats couldn't fly in the same plane
as airlines limit two kennels to
each cabin.
Mitchell, Stewart Mungo and his
wife, and Ben and Juanita Wright,
all of whom volunteer at a shelter
in Irmo, then had to face the prob-
lem of how to transport the kitties,
not having brought any pet carri-
ers with them when they came for
their Westin vacation.
Again, Joseph came to the rescue,
lending them three soft carriers for
in-cabin transportation. Fortunate-
ly, the cats were all friends from
the feeding station and didn't mind
being squeezed into the carriers -
two cats apiece.
It's important to note that airlines
don't limit the number of pets in a
cabin, just the number of kennels.
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How Mitchell and her friends got
three carriers onto the plane is a
mystery. Perhaps one of the guests
flew home first class in order to
qualify for a separate quota.
Pilots are sometimes very friend-
ly to flying pets -just this month,
Sable, the black lab adopted from
the ACC, traveled on American
Airlines and to the surprise of Ohio
resident Carol Spring, Sable ended
up in the cockpit with the pilot in-
stead of down in the hold.
And not only did Mitchell and
her villa guests pay all the medi-
cal expenses and transportation
costs for the kitties, they also gave
a $1,000 donation to the St. John
Because of the humane philoso-
phy of the Westin and of Pfeffer,
six island cats now live in wonder-
ful mainland homes. Pfeffer also
commends Westin team members
Michaela McCord and Christine
Coppola for helping rescue cats
and for promoting the ACC's role
on St. John.
Already famous for protecting
its resident iguanas, the Westin
Resort and Villas also contributes
to the island's well-being by en-
couraging guests to adopt local
homeless cats.


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SC aws for a Moment

p Stopping Animal Cruelty: What Can I Do?

By Bonny Corbeil
St. John Tradewinds
Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for animal
abuse, but there are so many things we can all do
to help. None of them will make animal abuse
disappear tomorrow, but every little bit helps
lower the risk for the future. I sometimes have
to remember the packs of wild roaming starving
dogs and dumpsters full of sick and diseased cats
25 years ago to remember that all of the work we
have done has accomplished good things on St.
John. One of the best ways to stop animal cruelty
is by taking small steps in our local Virgin
Island community. Here are some sug-
Donate money, food, old blan-
kets or towels, toys, or other in-
demand supplies to our ACC or
donate your time by volunteer-
ing to help out with the shelter's
efforts to stop animal cruelty.
We need people to bathe, walk,
and play with the animals, or
to help with mailings and other
outreach programs. It also takes
a lot of money to help with ani-
mal abuse issues. Help us.
Adopt pets from our local animal
shelter. If you can provide a loving
home for these homeless pets, that will
help their health and well-being for the rest of
their lives.
In the fight to stop animal cruelty, word-of-
mouth can go a long way. Try to get your
neighborhood association, coworkers, or church
members to pitch in and help. Write letters to
newspapers when you see abuse occurring.
Support legislation to protect animals and
strongly question why animal abuse investiga-
tions to stop animal cruelty practices aren't being
done. This is vital. Write letters to our senators,
our police commissioner and even our governor
asking for their support. Urge your friends and
neighbors to do the same. Any abuse is sick
behavior that simply escalates if not dealt with
and it impacts all of us in our community in many
Teach your children how to treat animals. You
must be a good role model for responsible pet
ownership in your neighborhood. support humane
educational programs in the community.
Report animal cruelty whenever you witness
it. It is a crime and against the law. Take another
person in with you when you make an animal
abuse issue for support. Even if the dispatcher or
police officer discourages your report, continue in
an assertive manner. Perhaps it will be your per-
sistence that teaches others that this crime must be
acknowledged. Document all of the animal abuse
information and keep track of every detail, take
pictures, remember to keep yourself safe-and do

not deal with this animal abuse yourself. Get help
from our ACC.
When a violent crime is committed against any-
one you love, there is always a flood of emotions
- anger, outrage, hurt, worry, and helplessness.
Your pets are no exception, and when someone
deliberately causes them harm, the reaction isn't
much different than if they had attacked a human
family member. Do not attempt to deal with
the crime yourself. Get emotional support from
friends and family. Their clear thinking will be
helpful to you when you have so many rampant
emotions. Over reacting is not helpful. In
fact, bigger walls end up being built
when we overreact, which adds fuel
to the abuser's feelings of mis-
placed "power." Don't feed this
sick illusion.
^ ~ Remember, in our islands
there are not the human or
financial resources to deal with
animal abuse yet. If we con-
tinually call and report animal
abuse crimes, then eventually
someone will have to address
this issue. Repeated offenses of
animal cruelty crimes are a rule,
not an exception, and there are many
times when an investigation into an ani-
mal cruelty crime uncovers human-related
crimes as well. When officers go to the home to
investigate an animal cruelty issue, they often find
evidence of domestic abuse, child neglect, drugs
and other dangerous situations. Reporting animal
cruelty could save a human life.
Our Vice President Board Member and Shelter
Director, Diana Ripley, and Connie Joseph, our
Shelter Manager, will be logging all animal abuse
calls. If you suspect dog fighting and live near the
location, keep track of times and dates when you
see a large number of people entering the building
or a larger-than-usual number of cars parked out
front, especially on nights and weekends. Again,
report it! It is against the law. When you by-pass
our laws and those that are suppose to enforce
them no matter how frustrated you may feel
- you end up giving up the hope of changing
animal abuse.
As difficult as it is, remember that ignorance and
deep pain are at the base of all violent bahavior. It
is a fact that abusers act out because of the abuse
they have suffered. This cycle of violence must be
broken. You can be compassionate and still make
clear boundaries. This boundary has clearly been
made through the laws that we now have in the VI
against animal abuse and dog fighting. Let's start
finding ways to send the message that abuse -
animal or any other kind of abuse will not be
tolerated in our islands.
Got a comment/suggestion? Email me at bonny-
corbeil vipowemet.net.

L I I I- I i - - - A

First Lady Launches Web Site

St. John Tradewinds
I First Lady Cecile deJongh Monday expressed her pleasure in announc-
ing the launch of her website: www.goverordejongh.com/firstlady.
SResidents interested in learning more about the initiatives of the First
Lady are encouraged to visit the site and browse through the information
Posted at the various links and pages.
"It is my honor as First Lady of the Virgin Islands, along with my hus-
band, Governor deJongh, to provide a voice on some of the important
issues facing residents of the territory. In launching this web site, the
Special projects, major initiatives, news and press releases, as well as a
calendar of events are highlighted for the general public," deJongh said.
S"It is important that residents and other interested individuals have ac-
cess to the ongoing work of the First Lady on behalf of all Virgin Island-
ers," deJongh continued.
The First Lady's web site includes information on the major initiatives
That she continues to diligently promote both in the territory and abroad.
The web site also makes note of Mrs. deJongh's efforts to improve the
SFirst Lady's Garden in the historic district of St. Thomas.
"It continues to be my honor and privilege to serve in this capacity,"
| deJongh said.

I American Legion

I Flag Football League

SGame Reports & Stats: Week 1

Patriots vs. Rams
S This inaugural game of the 2008 spring season proved to be close in the
first 10 minutes of play until the more experienced Patriots team started
Flexing their muscles. The two teams traded touchdowns to start off but
by the end of the first half the newly formed Rams found themselves
Behind 34-6. In the second half it was all Patriots as the Rams struggled
to stop the Patriots passing attack. Nick Lopez threw for 6 TD's with the
Rams giving up three safety's. The Patriots go against the Raiders on
March 29 at 1 pm with the Rams meeting the Bengals on a Monday night
5 PM March 31 game.
Raiders vs. Broncos
S In a match-up between two returning playoff teams from the fall sea-
son, this game proved to be just as exciting. From the outset, the two
teams traded TD's but good defense by both teams kept the score low.
By halftime, the Raiders found themselves up by only one score. In the
second half the raiders came out with a quick score and stayed ahead
27-13 until late in the second half with the Broncos coming roaring back
With two timely interceptions, both leading to scores. The Raiders hit
on short, accurate passes and managed another score to make the score
34-26. The Broncos came back with a score to make it 34-32 at the 2
minute mark but the Raiders were able to hang on for the close win.
I Packers vs Bengals
The first-ever Monday night flag game proved to be a hit as the Ben-
I gals battled the Packers. The Packers seemed to not lose a step from
last season as the team gelled quickly to take a 39-6 win. Coach Kent
S Wessinger had his fine-tuned returnees from the fall season work nicely
with his new players. By half time, the Packers managed a 26-0 lead
I against a Bengals team that showed promise throughout the contest. Vet-
eran coach Todd Merten brought back 4 experienced players from the
I fall season but his new team has several new players who proved they
could compete. The Bengals managed one exciting TD near the end of
I the second half to show that they can be a team who just may compete
well. The Packers meet the Broncos at 2:15 next Saturday.





St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008 17

Gigi-Gadget Guy

3 Things You Probably Didn't Know
About a Mac

By Conan Duke
St. John Tradewinds
Recently, I wrote a column about optimising your PC
with some basic maintenance tasks (See: Gigi Gadget
Guy's Three Easy Steps to a Healthy PC, in the March
3 edition of the St. John Tradewinds).
Since then, I have been approached by several peo-
ple, wondering if I had any advice for Mac users.
I thought you'd never ask ;-D
Apple Computer Corp. and their licensed retail-
ers will all tell you (as will the average Mac user... at
length) that OS X (the "new" Mac operating system) is
the most solid, robust, modem, stable, bug-free, easy-
to-use OS on the market. And with the exception of
their ease of use (personally, I have always found the
Mac interface to be a bit cumbersome), this is true.
Why? Because strictly speaking, Apple didn't write
OS X is in fact, Apple's "branded" (read: proprietor-
ized) version of UNIX. I know many of you are ask-
ing: "What the heck is a UNIX? I want my computer
to have cajones!" No my weary friend, UNIX does not
refer to the baroque musical traditions of the Catholic
UNIX is, in fact, originally the operating system of
such notable luminaries as the U.S. government, as
well as universities and research labs the world over.
UNIX is what NASA uses when it wants to run flight-
trajectory simulations. Pretty cool, eh? Seems an un-
likely candidate for the OS of the "worlds easiest to use
computer," don't you think?
And yet, UNIX (and by extension: OS X) is surpris-
ingly easy to use and is relatively bug-free. It requires
fewer restarts than Windows, uses fewer system re-
sources and is just an all-around better product than
anything Microsoft ever attempted. But this stabil-
ity and ease-of-use has led many a Mac cheerleader
to make erroneous statements and claims by way of
singing its praises. So let's clear up a few of the more
common misconceptions about OS X and about Macs
in general:
[ Keep in mind, the quoted passages below are not di-
rect quotes, but rather paraphrases of common, general
attitudes that I have encountered regarding the Macin-
tosh. ]
1) Virtual Memory
Virtual memory refers to a portion of the hard-drive
that your OS uses in lieu of RAM to store data tempo-
rarily. All modem operating systems use this technique
(Microsoft refers to it as a "swap-file"), but that hasn't
stopped the Mac cheerleaders from saying things like:
"OSXdoesn 't use virtual memory, it's so streamlined
it doesn 't need to. "
Whoever said this really needs to have his or her
swap-file (grey matter) increased. Which is to say, it's a
bloody stupid thing to say. A computer without Unfor-
tunately, I hear this all the time from people that should
know better (geeks like me). Not only does OS X use
virtual memory, there is quite a bit that has been written
on the subject. Lets see... here's one: http://8help.osu.
(a Google-search for: "mac virtual memory" [sans
quotes] gives us about 1,069,999 additional results).

2) Graphics
"Macs are the best possible machines to use for vid-
eo-editing, audio-engineering and graphic design."
This is mostly true... or rather it was back in the
1980s when people first started saying it. Twenty years
ago, the PC did not come included with graphics ren-
dering hardware like they do today. Or much else for
that matter. Back in those days, if you even wanted
your PC to display color, you had to buy a "graph-
ics adapter" (a.k.a. "video card"), some of which ran
upwards of $1,000. Sound required a "sound card" or
"audio adapter". And so on... PCs were big, ugly, noisy,
often with black-and-white screens (or worse, "mono-
chrome" green or amber) and were just-about useless
for anything outside of spreadsheet and database man-
Thus, Macs got this "rich media" reputation simply
because they were the only brand you could buy off-
the-shelf that actually came with features like color
and sound integrated right into the motherboard (the
Commodore Amiga, may she rest peacefully, notwith-
standing). Of course these days, every PC, handheld,
cellphone, PDA, heck, almost every digital device that
you can think of comes equipped with color and sound.
I've even seen microwaves and refrigerators that boast
a full-color, touch-screen interface.
As for the PC, she left poor Mac in the graphics dust
some time back in the late 90s. A well-equipped PC
can do anything graphically that a Mac can do and
then somedue to the fact that Macs ability to render
complex 3D animations has yet to catch up. Hence the
fact that the PC is considered the best platform for seri-
ous gamers. Sadly, this is beginning to have an effect
on Mac's standing in the graphic-design arena, where
many graphic designers (including yours truly) are ex-
perimenting with using 3D elements in their work and
want the fastest renderings that they can get.
3) Security
"Macs are so solid and stable that they are impervi-
ous to hackers, crackers, viruses, worms and all other
security threats."
Again, yes and no... Due to the fact that Macs only
constitute a small-portion of the market-share, an in-
dustrious cracker or virus programmer will usually opt
to attack a PC instead-for the simple fact that PCs
are far more common and thus, finding a target-PC is
considerably easier. So yes, you're less likely to get
hacked, cracked or attacked while using a Mac-but
it's not due to the inherent security of your system.
Rather it's because most of the "bad guys" aren't very
interested in you.
So now you know a few more things about that fa-
bled fruit we call the Mac. Lest the reader think me
overly critical of these devices, I can honestly say that
Macs are solid, dependable, all-purpose computers and
I would recomend purchasing one to anyone consider-
ing it. I use one at work every day and I am constantly
amazed at how trouble-free these machines really are.
In the next Mac-edition of GGG, we'll talk about
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Thanks from Quiet Mon Pub

The Quiet Mon Pub would like to thank all the par-
ticipants in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade; you
made it such fun for the folks on the side. Special
shiny shamrocks go to Corporal Chesterfield, who,
despite a glitch in the system, got us permission to
organize at the last hour (whew!) and all the other of-
ficers who monitored the parade's safety. Thank you
to the St. John Emergency crew and the St. John Fire

crew for their participation.
We missed some of the past entrants and hope to see
them again next year. Great thanks to Joe Jackson and
Artie Camisa for their energetic alacrity. As always,
much gratitude to the entire staff and Dan, the kitchen
man, for their hard work. We hope to see you all again
next year!
Kelly Krall
Mary Pat Brown

I'm writing this letter on behalf of a friend who feels
her situation is too hopeless for any action.
A friend of God's creatures, she's made her property
a safe haven for her adopted cats and dogs. Roosters,
hens, and chickens have migrated there and feel so
safe that they seldom leave. They roost in her trees
and lay fresh eggs in nesting boxes.
Visitors to St. John don't realize the peril in which
roosters, hens, and chickens live here. In Cruz Bay
they're sometimes poisoned because merchants con-
sider them a nuisance. Children have been seen stuff-
ing the chicks into bags for use as short-lived toys.
Some children have been seen in town stomping on
tiny chicks. But the greatest victims are the gorgeous
My friend lives in a semi-rural area and her roost-
ers had become so tame and non-aggressive over the
years that they'd formed colonies of their own fami-
lies and lived without aggression towards the other
rooster families in her yard. Her well-fed cats don't
stalk the chicks.
A couple of weeks ago, a number of small boys,
sometimes called "chicken boys," came uninvited
onto my friend's land while she was away and "har-
vested" the roosters. Why? To sell to "the big boys."
The "big boys" set up cock fights, and lots of money
is made from the betting that goes on at the fights.
Visitors to beautiful St. John never see and perhaps
don't even know about the cruel pit bull fights that
are staged in hidden locations. Neither do they know
about the vicious cock fights that are similarly staged.
Roosters who are losers in these fights are thrown
aside into the bush to die lingering deaths from their
painful wounds.
My friend knows that her stolen, tame roosters
haven't a chance. They've doubtlessly been stuffed
into cages (sometimes traps stolen from the animal
shelter) with other roosters awaiting gruesome fates.
She knows that her non-aggressive roosters, "her
sweet boys" as she calls them, will be torn apart in
What can she do to rescue them? Tell the police?
She says the police would laugh at her. I suggested
that she post a reward for their return. She can't af-
ford to do that. Even if she had the money she doesn't
think the kids would come back with her roosters.

She despairs. She says she'll never see "her sweet
boys" again.
The youngsters who "harvested" her roosters tres-
passed illegally on her land. And since no one on St.
John has learned to value our local fowl (not even
eating the fresh-laid eggs), it's difficult to cry "theft."
What sort of upbringing are these St. John children
Young children are trespassing and stealing to earn
money made from a barbaric sport. They also earn
"cred" this way. Their older brothers have grown up
providing roosters for money and the excitement of
watching bloody deaths. Their fathers and uncles
promote these horrors. Their mothers look the other
way. And my friend is mourning her roosters and
having to spend money she doesn't have to build an
ugly fence to protect her property.
Pit bull fighting is NOT a "cultural" activity to be
protected. It's not practiced in Africa. Neither is
cock- or bull-fighting part of our African or West In-
dian culture. Perhaps Hispanic, but not West Indian.
These are not "indigenous" activities so that justifi-
cation is phony. Our highly self-paid Virgin Islands
senators won't include cock-fighting roosters under
the protection of the local animal abuse law. I can
guess why not.
So, you villa renters and resort clients, you gift
shop customers, taxi hoppers and tour takers need to
think twice about all this Love City propaganda when
you're looking for a vacation spot for your winter hol-
iday. There's little love shown here for dogs trained
to maim and kill or for roosters stolen to provide grue-
some entertainment behind the tourist scene.
If we're going to practice savage games in the bush,
let the huge new mansions go back to the bush and the
rental villas and needless pools sit empty. Let the fan-
cy restaurants and fine food markets close their doors.
The taxis can stand idle and the cruise ship passengers
can go somewhere else for their day trips.
My helpless friend wishes that "her sweet boys,"
now suffering and soon to die painfully, could be
spared from a cruel, selfish, legally-approved death.
(I'm not writing this for myself. I am really trying
to help my friend. Can any readers suggest what we
can do. We don't have much time.)
A Grandmother Who Cares
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arrests on St. John.

St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008 19

Dear Editor,
I would like to bring to your attention to some grave
concerns pertaining to the very important matter of an
ethical and unbiased code of conduct that, in my opin-
ion, has been blatantly violated by VI. Police Com-
missioner James McCall. As you are aware, ethical
codes are established to govern the professional roles
and behaviors of members in specific associations,
political, community and religious positions as well
as professionals in educational arenas.
These codes address the difficulties inherent in draw-
ing distinctions between the personal and the profes-
sional. Hence, when an individual accepts a profes-
sional leadership role in the community, it is expected
that their decisions be just and unbiased.
It is a matter of public opinion that when Commis-
sioner McCall has a personal grudge with any police
officer, he uses schedule changes as a form of punish-
ment by delegating police officers to work their regu-
lar shifts on different islands. One such police officer
has recently been scheduled to work third shift sched-
ules on St. Thomas.
The commissioner may attempt to validate his deci-
sion by indicating he needs a sergeant in the St. Thom-
as circulation. However, if this is the case, why sched-
ule St. Thomas sergeant officers to work on St. John if
you need sergeants in the St. Thomas circulation?

Dear Editor,
Last week, the Daily News reported that an inde-
pendent study found that the cultural, historical and
marine environments of the V.I. National Park were
being damaged by development of so-called in-hold-
ings within its borders. Is this a surprise? Has anyone
ever seen red-tainted bays following a heavy rain?
Has anyone ever been run off the road by an over-
sized SUV? Has anyone read Mr. Bruce Claflin's let-
ter to the editor, suggesting other locations than Cath-
erineberg for an educational complex?
Let me point out that, as a newcomer, Mr. Claflin
has thus far failed to learn that he is privileged to live
here. Further, as an owner of an extremely expensive,
income-producing real estate property, located within

Dear Editor,
Building Bridges began in the summer 2002 after the
Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. It was my best
attempt to thank my first sponsors, the St. John Rotary
Club and some of its members, for helping launch my
Olympic Skeleton career. I wanted to take talented ath-
letes from the VI. to Europe and Japan and enroll them
into Olympic sports camps and see what winter sports
these VI. summer athletes could master.
Since then, almost six years now, we have moved 78
athletes to 12 different countries to participate in 36
Olympic Camps by means of 18 trips to America, Eu-
rope and Japan. We've also hosted Olympic athletes
from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, America and Ja-
pan here in the Virgin Islands, including the 2002 Gold
Medalist of Skeleton, Tristan Gayle, for a two week
long sailing trip.
Since this time the need for future athletes to repre-
sent the Virgin Islands in upcoming Olympic Games
has grown greater. With over 72 Olympic events we

Additionally, many of the St. Thomas police officers
who are scheduled to work in St. John are continually
called off of their scheduled shifts, affecting the pub-
lic safety of St. John and we are well aware of the
current issues regarding the shortage of police officers
in St. John.
In the Daily News dated March 27, 2008, I quote
Chief Querrard, "We try to cover St. John with what
we can."
Commissioner McCall's decisions are alarming and
require an ethical review. Frankly, if St. Thomas needs
Sgt. Police Officers in circulation, then leave the St.
Thomas Sergeants to service their local community
and allow St. John to have St. John Sergeants to main-
tain public order on St. John. Commissioner McCall's
decision is an injustice to the people of St. John as
well as an injustice to his professional position.
The question is, is Commissioner McCall's decision
ethical and reflective of a clear boundary between his
personal and professional life? Or is Commissioner
McCall having difficulty drawing a clear boundary
between his personal and professional life by holding
grudges and being biased in his authority with spe-
cific subordinate officers? Obviously, in my opinion,
it's the latter.
Noreen Lewis
Concerned St. John resident

Park boundaries, he has increased responsibilities to
be a good neighbor. He's extremely lucky, to say the
least. He should be proud to support the creation of a
one-campus school on donated Park land. In fact, he
should be ashamed of his suggestion of buying costly
land elsewhere for the purpose.
Donated, "gifted" land is meant for the use of peo-
ple of the Virgin Islands. The future of our children
is probably the most important issue facing this terri-
tory. Yet, Mr. Claflin wishes to further insulate him-
self (and his rental mansion) from the rest of us. Why
don't you pony up ten million dollars for the project
and then you can shunt the little kids over to Gifft
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are involved in only six. Every country that is repre-
sented in the Olympics has an Olympic Development
Program or a Jr. Olympics Team except the Virgin Is-
lands. Building Bridges was the closest thing to this
kind of program.
We will work towards creating an official Virgin Is-
lands Olympic Development Program or a Virgin Is-
lands Jr. Olympics Team. And the athletes rewarded
with participation in this International Sports School
will be the 'Athlete of the Year' from each high school
in the territory. By using this selection process we are
assured of the student's age, 16-18, athletic skills (the
best in their school), their academic level (which must
be A-B average) and most importantly, their desire to
make a career in sports and\or represent their nation,
the V.I., in the Olympic Games.
Building Bridges (soon to be the VI. Jr. Olympic
Team) is designed to build international athletes from
our talented students of the Virgin Islands.
Troy Billington

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Homicide: 3
Solved: 0

Shootings: 2
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 1

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 13
Under Investigation: 13
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 71
Under Investigation: 72
Solved: 1

Grand Larcenies: 89
Under Investigation: 89
Solved: 0

Rapes: 4
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 2

Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 9
Under Investigation: 9
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 13
Under Investigation: 13
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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In the early 1980s, I was involved with the protest
of a new trash to energy under construction in Mas-
sachusetts. I felt then that such a "behemoth" would
ruin our ecology and spew toxins into the atmosphere.
Being nearly arrested for my actions, I felt that the
group I was involved with was correct in their as-
sumptions, and was willing to be "civilly disobedi-
ent" and risk possible arrest.
The group was not successful in preventing the
plant being built though. Years later, as a member
of a special commission from the town I lived in, I
visited the now completed and operational plant to
see if the town could benefit by joining the local col-
laborative. What I saw brought back memories but I
was also awed at the building itself. I expected a huge
roar of engines turning and smoke bellowing from tall
chimneys. The reverse was true. It was uncanny how
relatively quiet the plant was from the outside. There
were no bellowing smokestacks and the grounds were
more likened to a serene park. I was amazed!
Inside the plant, the noise was much louder and the
process was much busier than the view and quiet from
the exterior. Endless trucks poured refuge from near-
by towns into huge vats. Constantly moving convey-
ors separated valuable metals and plastics which were
then cleaned, sorted further, chipped into pellets and
bundled for sale to metals factories throughout New
England. There, the valuable metals were melted and
recycled into useable products. Plastic pellets were
shipped to plastic plants and reused as retread tires,
credit cards and milk containers.
At the end of the tour, I couldn't shake the feel-
ing that I had made a mistake many years before by
condemning the plant without proper information be-
fore me. Needless to say, the town I was representing
bought into the concept and, within a year, trash col-
lection in the town changed dramatically. The cost of
trash removal decreased to almost 40 percent of what
it was the year before.
The large, smelly public works yard which formally
held the hulking garbage trucks belonging to the town
was near empty. The landfill stopped getting higher
and after a few years was near gone thanks to the same
plant that took the garbage from the streets, started
a recycling program and basically cleaned the town.
The other phenomenon was that the property taxes in
the town stayed level for many years, due mainly to
the reduced cost of having to remove garbage, main-
tenance and labor costs. Oh yes a large portion of
the public works yard became a public playground
and tennis court.
Sometimes, we have to stop and think out of the
box. What I thought would be the end of the world for
the community surrounding this trash plant, turned
out to be a blessing for not only that town but for
many towns in the area who bought in to the program.
This privately funded plant not only got rid of trash
but turned a generator which provided power to the

town it was located in. This one addition to the plant
reduces that town's electric bills by almost half.
The plant today continues to bum trash and power
the town and has proven to be one profitable venture
as well. I should add that the plant has on-site storage
of natural gas. It uses this gas to re-start the furnaces
in the event of a routine shutdown. Beyond that use
of fossil fuel, over 90 percent of its heat energy comes
from trash.
For the 80s this was pretty innovative but since
that time, the methods of burning trash have come
a long way. Since 2000, the new technologies have
produced even more efficient ways to rid ourselves of
trash. Plasma technology has proven to be the energy
production method of choice because it breaks every-
thing put into it down to its atomic structure. Literally,
no smoke stacks are required. Instead of the separa-
tion process, as was the case mentioned above, the
"furnace" takes in everything cars, tires, batteries
and even toxic used medical refuse. The result is even
more energy with the by-products being even more
widely useable and valuable. It also separates the gas-
ses, such as hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen and re-
sells this product as well.
I believe that the Virgin Islands could and should
start thinking of trash to energy to help alleviate our
trash woes and to produce electrical energy. Many
would believe, as I did many years ago, that this may
further pollute our sensitive environment. Nothing
could be further from the truth. The reality is we could
start reducing the cost of making electricity and at the
same time save millions getting rid of our trash.
The nicest part some companies will build it for
free if the land is made available to them. Where?
The landfills are the perfect spots. These same build-
ers would eliminate the methane gasses present at the
landfills and use it to create even more energy and
further, would bum the remaining trash leaving only
the dirt used to cover the landfills. This dirt could then
be cleaned and re-used for construction projects or re-
placed where they were quarried. Of course, all the
profits from the valuable by-products and energy pro-
duction would go to the builders, but why not? They
built it for free!
Thinking out of the box not a bad thing at all.
Technology has changed significantly in the past 30
years and here in the Virgin Islands, we would be far
better off if we utilized it. How about nuclear power?
That industry's technological improvements has wid-
ened its use in smaller markets. The new popularity
of nuclear power has also increased and diversified its
use all over the world. Desalination of water and elec-
trical energy are the most common uses but technol-
ogy advances have even produced a 20-year nuclear
battery. The technology is out there, we should be
jumping on the bandwagon. More on nuclear power
Paul Devine,
St. John

Letter to St. John Tradewinds

Talking Trash


Thursday, April 3, by 5 p.m.

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Rosewood Hotels and Resorts' Hot Type Author Series Presents Adam Gopnik at Caneel Bay

St John Tradewinds
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Caneel Bay in 2007, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is proud
to announce Adam Gopnik is returning to the resort for a
second installment of Rosewood's Hot Type Author Series.
A world-renowned author, best known for his outstanding
work at The New Yorker, Gopnik will be visiting Caneel Bay
in the U.S. Virgin Islands from April 17-22 hosting a series
of private gatherings, where guests will have the exclusive

privilege of speaking with Gopnik one-on-one.
A three-time winner of The National Magazine Award
for Essays and Criticism and the George Polk Award for
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Hirsch, Lipsky Will Be Featured at Bajo El Sol Gallery

St. John Tradewinds
Bajo El Sol Gallery is presenting an Opening Re-
ception for two artists, with long associations with St.
John Bente Hirsch and Larry Lipsky.
The two artists will be the featured artists during
the month of April and the excitement will begin with
an opening reception at the Gallery on Friday, April
4, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Bente Hirsch, an award-winning artist who exhibits
her work both in New York and St. John, is known
for her watercolors and oil paintings. At times her
minimal watercolors, with their wonderful colors and
lines, are the stepping stones for her oil paintings,
however many times her watercolors stand on their
own. This show will continue this process with new
work by Bente.
Larry Lipsky, a skilled metal work artist, creates art
that "involves the viewer in the movement of both the
art piece and the viewers own changing perspective."
The beauty of the art, geo-kinetic sculpture, is in its
openness, movement and balance. Cut from various
thicknesses of copper and brass, nickel and silver, the
shapes are ground, hammered, filed, tooled, formed,
appliqued, riveted and polished. Each piece is often
fitted with a unique piece of recycled glass, sea glass,
or fired glass.
Balanced and hung to float, move and often chime,
the pieces are truly a unique St. John expression. Lar-
ry promises continued excitement with his new work
for this show which he refers to as "New Stuff."

Artwork by Bente Hirsch
Bajo El Sol Gallery is located in Mongoose Junction
and open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through
Saturday and noon until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Westin's Bay Vista Project To Add 54 Timeshares

Continued from Page 5
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cations David Matheson.
The new timeshares, which sell for anywhere from
$30,000 to $100,000 per week, have been selling
quickly, explained Matheson.
"St. John is one of our most popular resorts, and
given its design, decor and location, is doing extreme-
ly well," he said. "The location there in St. John is one
of the best in the world."
The change from hotel rooms to timeshares goes
along with Westin's desire to offer all the ameni-
ties to its vacation ownership clients, according to
Setting New Level of Luxury
"We've really developed this mixed-use approach
to hotel and timeshares where we have an established
hotel like the Westin Resort, and then we build vaca-
tion ownership projects adjacent to the hotel," he said.
"It's a win-win for both the company and owners and

guests, because all the amenities are already there -
the pools, restaurants, bars, spa and health club so
owners have access and really enjoy that full service
component which free-standing timeshares don't typ-
ically have."
In addition to raising the bar when it comes to the
timeshares themselves, Westin continues to up the
ante in the customer service department as well,
Matheson explained.
"When you look at Starwood vacation ownership
and the products we're selling, I think we've set a
new level of luxury for the industry, and more im-
portant than that is the standard of customer service
that we set," he said. "Our goal is to exceed our cus-
tomers' expectations at every level, not only on the
property but between visits in how we communicate
with them. We've definitely raised the standard on
both sides."
For more information on the Westin's new time-
shares, call 714-6352.

Rhythm & Views: Get Ready for Summer

Continued from Page 10
ly, on the island of St. John there
is an insufficient amount of sum-
mer programs for the students
of the island. Most of the time
students will have to go abroad
to partake in many of these pro-
grams, but attending these pro-
grams is always worth the effort.
"I've been to many programs
including Berkley College Sum-
mer program and Presidential

Classroom in Washington D.C.
and all I can say is that they are a
good experience," said Gifft Hill
student Evanna Chinnery. "The
traveling is fun, the programs are
amazing, you meet new people
from all over the world, and you
get to partake in activities that
are life changing."
Abig problem which many stu-
dents face due to their procrasti-
nation is that the summer break

comes and most spots in these
programs have already been tak-
en up, jobs become scarce, and
as a result, students are left with
nothing to do for the summer.
Right now is the time for stu-
dents to begin making plans for
their summer if they have not al-
ready, or else they will find them-
selves at home jobless and bored
for the entire summer vacation.
We do not want that to happen.

Alexa Returns for Short Visit Homw

iS. Jonn I raaewinas News 'noto courtesy of I ropical hocus

V.I. skeleton racer Alexa Putnam was spotted at the
Rotary of St. John Club's weekly meeting on Friday,
March 21, where she was the guest speaker. Putnam
was home for a short visit over the Easter holiday.


St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008 23


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Caribbean Villas & Resorts
tel. 1-800-338-0987
or locally 340-776-6152

Carefree Getaways on St. John
tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002

Catered To, Inc.
tel. 776-6641 fax 693-8191
5000 Enighed #206, STJ, VI 00830

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com
kathy @islandgetawaysinc.com

Suite St. John Villas/Condos
tel. 1-800-348-8444
or locally at 340-779-4486

VIVA Vacations
tel. 779-4250
P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831

Crane, Robert Architect, AIA
tel. 776-6356
P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831

Barefoot Architect, Inc.
tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411
P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831

Building Products
St. John Hardware
tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685
Located at The Marketplace

Tropic Service & Supply Company
Tel. 626-4946 or 779-8000
building supplies, furniture, lumber, etc.

Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery,
recycled art, tie dye, paper making

Quin House Galleries
773-0404 or 715-0070
Fine mahogony furniture

Dolphin Market
tel. 776-5322- Organic produce,
low prices, Located in Boulon Center

St. John Dental
Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
tel. 693-8898, walk-ins welcome

Dr. Robert J. DeBonis
tel. 775-9950, Cell: 340-626-0000

Gym in Paradise
3rd floor Marketplace
tel. 776-0600
Hrs: M-Sat 6-9 Sun 6-12

Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002

Interior Design
Designs Of Aqua Bay, Inc.
Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614

R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
pattongold.com, Chat(pattongold.com

Breckinridge Custom Homes LandscaPinn
tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264
Web-based project reports and pictures Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

tel. 779-4047, "Three Hour Tour"
Classic Wooden Picnic Yacht

Coral Bay Garden Center
tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628
P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

Real Estate
American Paradise Real Estate
tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
info @americanparadise.com

Cruz Bay Realty
tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812
P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831

Farchette & Hanley Real Estate
340-773-4665 ext 30 or 340-513-3268

Holiday Homes of St. John
tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665
P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831

Islandia Real Estate
tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499
P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831
info @islandiarealestate.com

John McCann & Associates
tel. 1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366
info@ realestateonstjohn.com
Located at Wharfside Landing

RE/MAX St. Croix Team San Martin
tel. 773-1048 fax 773-1917

St. John Properties, Inc.
tel. 693-8485 fax 776-6192
P.O. Box 700, St. John, VI 00831

Town & Country Real Estate
tel. 693-7325 fax 693-7331
Coral Bay: t 774-7962 f 777-5350

Baked in the Sun Bakery
tel. 693-8786, Call for Take-Out
Third Floor, The Marketplace

Compass Rose at Pastory Gardens
tel. 777-3147 mini golf course open
Serving dinner nightly 4 to 10 p.m

Concordia Cafe
Dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Just above Salt Pond 693-5855

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
P.O. Box 37, STJ, VI 00831

Lime Inn, The
tel. 779-4199 or 776-6425
Located in Cruz Bay

Morgan's Mango
tel. 693-8141 fax 693-9061
P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831

tel. 774-3663 We Deliver!
Vegetarian and Mediterranean Cuisine

Skinny Legs
tel. 779-4982; www.skinnylegs.com
"A Pretty OK Place"

Jolly Dog
tel. 693-5900, "Stuff You Want"
Located in Coral Bay

de Tax Rescue
Tax Preparation & Representation
715-3425 or 777-7011

tel. 774-2000; 1-887-716-2002
All digital high speed internet access

Solar Products
Solar Products & Services
West Indies Solair serving all islands
776-9048 773-4790

BGM Engineers & Surveyors
tel. 776-6770 fax 693-7700
P.O. Box 1103, STJ VI 00831


24 St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008

3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

Baha'i Community of St. John
Race Unity Devotions
7:30 p.m. Fridays;
Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays
776-6316, 776-6254

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School

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
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. Sunday- Marketplace
Wednesday Testimonials
7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month

The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints
Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379
Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard

Cruz Bay Baptist Church
Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m.

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.

7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays,
10 a.m. Sundays

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 8:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.,
Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m.

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m,

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.

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sundays, 7:15 am, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday

Word of Faith Church
Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the
Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617

I Jehovah's Witness

Cruz Bay to Red Hook
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cruz Bay to Downtown Charlotte Amalie

Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Downtown
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Community Calendar

St. John Tradewinds
St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-oriented,
not-for-profit events for inclusion in this weekly listing. Call
776-6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.

Wednesday, April 2
The next pre-retirement/estate planning workshop sponsored
by the Government Employees' Retirement System will be on
Wednesday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. John Legis-
lature. The workshop is designed to help GERS members locate
resources and assistance in relation to pending retirement.
Thursday, April 3
The SAAM Day of Action, observed this year on Thursday,
April 3, is recognized nationally as a specific day to focus awar-
ness on sexual violence prevention. In collaboration with the
Virgin Islands Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Council we
are asking everyone in the general public to wear blue (royal blue,
baby blue, teal etc.) including blue jeans on April 3.
April 5-6
Linda Caiger, RN, a certified childbirth educator, will bring her
knowledge and expertise to St. John on April 5 and 6 from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m., when she will teach her childbirth class. The course,
which is normally taught over seven weeks on St. Thomas, covers
pregnancy, childbirth and newborns. Spots are filling up quickly,
so call Caiger at 774-6867 or 642-6867 as soon as possible to sign
up. It has not yet been determined where the class will be taught,
and anyone interested in donating a space should call Caiger.
Saturday, April 5
Child Abuse Prevention Breakfast Buffet/Panel Discussion 9:30
a.m. 11:30 p.m. the Westin Resort Ballroom on Saturday morn-
ing, April 5. This event will host a series of experts who will pro-
vide information and referrals regarding child abuse to the com-
munity. The SJCCC invites the general public to join them in this
informative event, "Voices of Children." Admission and breakfast
are free.
Saturday, April 12
April 12 is Child Abuse Prevention Day in the Park. Join the
SJCCC on Saturday morning at the Franklin A. Powell Park in
Cruz Bay. Come join us for a day of fun, games, entertainment,
and information.
April 13-19
April 13-19 is National Crime Victims' Rights Week, spon-
sored by the U.S. Department of Justice and coordinated by the
Office for Victims of Crime in Washington D.C. www.ovc.gov/
ncvrw. The theme for this year's campaign is "Justice for Victims,
Justice for all."
Wednesday, April 16
On Wednesday, April 16, there will be a sexual harassment work-
shop at the Westin Resort, Coral Bay Room. The SJCCC in col-
laboration with the Virgin Islands Department of Labor presents:
"Sexual Harassment in the Virgin Islands."

AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45
a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic
only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open
meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at
Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral
Al-Anon Meetings
Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
picnic table at the VINP ball field, and every Thursday at 5:30
p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

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St. John Police Report

St. John Police Department: 693-8880 or 911
Cellular 911: 776-9110
St. John Fire Service: 776-6333

Sunday, March 23 9 p.m. A detective p/ with one minor charged
2:55 p.m. A citizen c/r a disturbance with 1st degree robbery, 1st degree assault, grand lar-
possible shots fired in the area of Coral Bay. Un- ceny, possession of stolen property, intimidation
founded disturbance, and aiding and abetting.
5:49 p.m. A Coral Bay resident p/r his vehicle 9 p.m. A detective p/ with one minor charged
was stolen in the area of the dinghy dock. Unau- with kidnapping.
thorized use of vehicle. 11 p.m. An employee at the Quiet Mon Pub r/
6:30 p.m. A resident p/r that her Sony camera a disturbance at said business.
was stolen. Grand larceny. Wednesday, March 26
Monday, March 24 11:15 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r
11:40 a.m. A Virgin Islands National Park vandalism. Destruction of property.
employee p/r that he lost his NPS badge. Lost 3:25 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r
badge. someone hit her vehicle at the Mongoose Junc-
no time given An Estate Pastory resident p/r tion parking lot. Auto accident.
his wallet was lost. Lost wallet. Thursday, March 27
Tuesday, March 25 11:35 a.m. EMT c/r DOA at Estate Contant.
7 a.m. An Estate Glucksberg resident p/r he 12:05 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident on
was assaulted by another male in the area of the North Shore Road. Auto accident.
Customs Parking Lot. Simple assault. 7:40 p.m. Resident p/r an activated alarm at
7:05 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r he the National Park. Activated alarm.
was assaulted by another male. Simple assault. Friday, March 28
10 a.m. A visitor from Ohio r/ that someone 8:20 a.m. A resident c/r someone broke into
damaged the bumper to his vehicle in Cruz Bay. his company vehicle at the Bellevue Community
Damage to vehicle. Center. Vehicle tampering.

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GBS Students Show Computer Savvy Thanks to OLPC Pilot Program

Continuedfrom Page 3
getting to know them and seeing St.
John through the persepctive of these
kids' eyes was really interesting. It was
incredible and challenging."
"It was difficult coming up with
creative ways to teach software pro-
gramming to the kids," Stelzer added.
"I had them act out their programs on
the playground to take these abstract
concepts and make them real. And it
The GBS Waveplace program was
literally history in the making, Stelzer
"It was all worth it because it was
history in the making that I got to be a
part of and really shape," he said. "The
kids were really impressive and dedi-
cated. They were doing some difficult
stuff after they had been in school all
Learning Along the Way
The next pilot program, which will
be launched in a Haitian orphanage,
will reap the benefits of what Wave-
place organizers learned from the GBS
"We are re-writing our course mate-
rial from this, so the kids from Haiti
will benefit from what we learned
here," said Falconer.
At the final meeting of the GBS pilot
program, students shared stories and
pictures they had written and scripted
to animation. Everyone's work was
impressive, but at the end of the hour,
Vanessa Jaramillo's pirate tale won the
top prize. Jaramillo took home an ipod
for having the best presentation.
Liana Clendinen won best script for
her story about a bear named Honey,
which included several examples of
scripted animation. A'Feyah Smith
won for best artwork for her story
about a pet dog and Tracey Powell won
for best story for her tale of a lonely
mango. Each of the category winners
took home an ipod shuffle.
Flash Drives for Everyone
While the winners took home spe-
cial prizes, each of the pilot program
participants were winners and will be
given flash drives, courtesy of Wave-

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Waveplace officer Tim Falconer announces the best software
programmers at GBS.

place Foundation.
Although the after school program is
now over, the students aren't about to
stop creating animated stories on their
"I really liked the program," said
Powell. "I loved making up stories and
drawing pictures."
"I created a story about boat running
away from a police boat and it was a
lot of fun," said JaQuan Sprauve. "I
can't wait to do more on my laptop."
"I haven't finished my story about a
mermaid yet, but I'll work on it more,"
said Aariyah Athanase. "I'll do more
on it. I like learning new things."
Sharing with DOE Commissioner
Smith even got the chance to show
off her skills to recently approved V.I.
Department of Education Commis-
sioner LaVerne Terry last week.
"I showed the commissioner how to
use the laptop, how to turn it on and
off, how to animate, and how to exit
out of the program," said Smith. "I
also showed her my story about a dog
which also told about St. John."
Stelzer is creating a documentary
about the GBS pilot pilot program
and organizers are also tweaking their
coursework based on what they learned
over the past 10 weeks.

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Waveplace's goal is to expand pro-
grams throughout the Virign Islands
and the wider Caribbean.
The foundation's officials are hoping
to share the GBS digital media pilot
program participants' work with their
parents and the public in June. Orga-
nizers are still working out the details
of the planned Waveplace laptop pro-
gram celebration.
Worldwide Programs Planned
What happened at GBS will impact
the world as future digital media pro-
grams are slated for St. Vincent, the
Philippines, Nepal, Columbia and Af-
rica, all of which will gain from what
organizers learned through the GBS
program, Falconer added.
"People around the world are inter-
ested in what is happening right here in
this room," he said. "We'll be starting
another program like this in Haiti and
soon in St. Vincent. People in Nepal,
Colombia, the Philippines and two dif-
ferent countries in Africa, where we'll
have programs in the future, are eager
to hear about what happened at this
To make a donation to Waveplace, to
become a mentor or for more informa-
tion about the foundation, check out
the group's Web site at www.wave-

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Westin Resorts and Villas St. John seeks bids for the
following project:
Removal and replacement of 100 lb. Pool Filter Tank,
filter media and associated equipment and electrical
work for our main pool.

Bidders are required to have a minimum 3 years
experience operating a licensed commercial pool service
business and performed service on similar sized pools
and equipment. Preference will be given to business
based in the USVI.

Bid documents are available upon request to Sprin-
gline Architects by phone 340-777-2345 or email to

The St. Thomas CZM Committee will meet on Tues-
day, April 8, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. at the DPNR Main
Conference Room Cyril E. King Airport. Terminal
Building. Second Floor, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Item on the Agenda includes request fro reconsidera-
tion of special condition nos. 3 and 5 of Major CZM
Water Permit Np. CZT-11-06(W)/COMPASSS POINT
MARINA located at seaward of Parcel No. 41-6-1, Es-
tate Frydenhoj, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.


Westin Resorts and Villas St John seek bids for the
following project:
Removal and disposal of (2) existing boilers and instal-
lation of (1) 30 HP Fulton Boiler.

Scope includes removal and disposal of all piping,
electrical and associated hardware that is not scheduled
to be re-used. Installation scope includes, but is not
limited to day fuel tank and associated fuel lines, feed
tank, lines, returns, blow down and relief, connection
to existing laundry equipment, insulation, exhaust stack
and associated electrical service.

Bidders are required to have a minimum 5 years expe-
rience operating a licensed boiler installation and service
business and performed service on similar sized boilers
and equipment. Preference will be given to business
based in the USVI.

Bid documents are available upon request to Sprin-
gline Architects by phone 340-777-2345 or email to


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Get a Tan and a Paycheck
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba, snor-
keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:
Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857

Part time position available
Villa Welcome
Basket Delivery
Great perks, fun place to work
Qualifications include; great personality,
positive attitude attention to detail, comfortable
driving on STJ, have phone and own vehicle,
be veryorganized and work with a team
Retirees, Moms & Students Welcome
Call KatiLady at 693-8500
Or stop by the Tradewinds Building
1st Floor, past Tamarind Inn

L & L Jeep Rental
is hiring a customer service
representative 30-40 hrs
per-week. Individual must
love working with people,
be hard working & depend-
able. Duties to include,
phone and intemet/e-mail
reservations, washing jeeps,
greeting guests at the dock
& checking in vehicles. Call
776-1120 for more info.

Grad Student
Seeking Summer Job
25 y/o, very responsible
female getting MSW.
Taught HS and coached
for 2 years.
Long-time St. John visitor
here for summer.
Contact Maggie:

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Long term apartment. SCENIC PROPERTIES
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Hill, pool, parking and Cruz Bay
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req'd. Call Marv@340 693 3 Bd, 2 Ba, W/D on-site,
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Coral Bay
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House for Rent: open: 3-18-08 $2100.00
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The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business
Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737

Retail Space Available
Excellent location
on 2nd floor, 808 s/f,
front and back entrance.
Office Space Available
271 s/f and 454 s/f
in Office Suites II
Small Storage Spaces
Plenty of Parking.
Short walk to town.
Elevator. Generator.
Call Barbara at 776-6455

1999 29'
Two 2002 200 HP
engines, GPS included.
Great fishing and island
hopping boat.
Call (340) 690-9898,
ask for Junior.

For Sale
2 Used 20-foot Conatiners
$1500 Each, Call Tom for
more info: 693-8780

Tremendous location right
next to the Westin Resort!
New two-level retail/office
complex with lots of on-site
parking. Spring 2008
occupancy. Call 473-9670
or email:
GreenleafHolding @aol.com

Storage: secured lockers,
sizes to 10' x 12',
autos, boats, trailers.
Call for rates 779-4445

1996 Nissan Pathfinder
4WD, auto, 20" chrome
rims, black, tint, CD, sun-
roof. 135k, runs great!
$7,900. 340-690-2420.

2003 Coleman Pop Up
Trailer Fleetwood Bayside
Elite, excellent condition.
Features include: 2 king
beds, stove (never been
used) outside shower,
dinette and more.
$9,500. 340-642-7638

Professional-Grade Keyboard
Package & Accessories:
Everything Listed: $5000 (will separate see prices below)
Purchased late 2007 Everything like new!

Yamaha S90ES
Digital Electric Portable Grand-Piano/Synthesizer:
Pedals, Dust-Cover, 88 Weighted-Keys, Sequencer,
Computer-Compatible, Midi Workstations: $2600
2 Peavey KB5
Keyboard/PA Amplifiers: $1500 (for both)
Roadwarrior Custom-Built, Removable Upper, Handles, Wheels: $600
Stand & Seat
Customized w/ Footrest: $300
For more information, call Jeal Breckenridge @ 340-643-5722

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Team San Martin Waterfront Unit
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Imagine waking up to this
view! This enviable 2bdrm,
2 bath top floor end unit is
completely furnished with
fantastic rental history.
With one of the best views
MLS 07-1589 $295,000 in Colony Cove enjoy
gazing out to the Caribbean

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6-3-55 Carolina -Ridgetop lot in Upper include a common beach front lot, paved
Carolina with expansive down island views of roads and underground utilities. A perfect spot
the BVI's and Drake's Passage. Actual building for your Caribbean dream cottage! 0.25+/
envelope is very level. This parcel represents the acre. R-2 zoning. ........ Reduced to $299,000.
best of St John at a reasonable price. DeededExpansive views to East
7Cc Carolina Expansive views to East
access to beach at Johnson's Bay. 0.47+/ acre and NE to te Bs. Unerrond lilies
R-1 w/C&R's.................................... $599,000. and NE to the BV s. derground utilities
and paved estate road in place. Driveway
449 Chocolate Hole Downhill build and house site are already excavated. Expired
parcel on top road in prestigious North plans are available. Private neighborhood
Chocolate Hole. 0.45+/- acre. R-2 with with quick access to north shore beaches.
C&R's................................................ $499,000. Moderate grade, R-1 zoning...........$500,000.
6-o-2B Rem Hansen Bay -Prime land 6-0-22 Hansen Bay -Unofficially named
located in Privateer Bay Estates with dual views "Pirates Peak", this amazing parcel is a great
of Coral Bay as well as to the north and east lookout spot with its 360 degree views from
British Virgin Islands and Caribbean Sea. the top of Nancy Hill. Located at the top of
Amenities include paved roads with under- Dreekets Bay, the parcel enjoys paved roads
ground utilities and deeded access to two with hand built stone walls and underground
beaches and exclusive rental privileges to the utilities. 1.130+/ acre parcel with R-1 zoning
Privateer Bay Beach Cottages. 0.62+/ acre of ............................ 550
R-1 w/C&R's.................................. $475,000.
6A-1-C-4 Estate St Quaco & Zim-
71-14 Fish Bay -A large sloping parcel merman -Outstanding Flanagan's Pas-
located at the very top of Fish Bay in sage land. Knoll lot with sweeping views
Skytops. Excellent location in highly desirable from Coral Bay Harbor to Le Duc Islands
neighborhood yet close to town. R-1 with and eastwards. Hear the waves break
C&R's............. Very well priced at $280,000. against the shoreline while watching the
3B-2 St Quaco & Zimmerman -A flat moon rise over the East End. Price dra-
walk within a three minute walk to a beautiful matically reduced for quick sale!............
swimming beach. Subdivision amenities ................ ...................$300,000.

EAdd your.lfome to our group and share the
Catered to...Vacation Homes advantages.
6-t still have room for 2 or 3 special villas with pools.
en profitable rental histories Extensive advertising program
lplete anagement and maintenance 24 years on-island experience
. Conv ylent Marketplace office (Second Floor) On-line Booking

WATERFRONT IV Iria r i in ry AWESOME vaction rental COME and GET IT! This
parcel hwardriin thl N&aiinal home and income producer has villa won't last at this priee!
Park with 270 ft of water eql,] 21 21R A crs-uic. Iarge Rcecil renovations include a
rromni a and small sI ndy kiLhee and Great Room leads gkpurmnl kitchen, slairlless
heach on Reedf Ray bnasts to wall of glass showcasing appliarceS, custlo caheines,
remarkable viCew coupled bhj$lliful C:ribbcan ralcr granite counters, stone sinks,
wilh Ithe s rnds of Ihe surft vijws. l.age patina and pool Ltmaing dect. pool atnd hgec
crashing bclnw. 12,750,00{. area. Now just 1i.175C000, views. Now* oly 51,475,000.
4BR, 4_.5BA villa ino lated ciirhinunity, lhxri-
upsr;cIc l-lallc RKendJir- s 4BR, 4.5BA villa with
vout. Featuriii lraverniire. largC pool jarea a jult scps.
granite, stainless, gym & away frolm a whiL sanidy
l^ r X pool. ONLY S2,995.,00I. beach. Jlst 6.,000Q000.
TWO HOMES nearing complelon. A 2br. 2>ha and ]br, I b1a collgC. tlilgc views, lJust $995,IIO.
'ST. JOHN PASSION- popwilar 1brf3ba rneiil has ht ill, Pool, views a low price. $1,060,000.
NEAR TOWN A newly constructed villa with two separate 2BR/2BA units & pool. T1,999,999.
DvoLEopcr UIiLi GRANDE BAY luxury LUXURY Cindomninim
Now Availabln beaIchroni dvcl., Walk lo Development. Nearing
i from frLL those t2)2hw 2ba l onmpl!3n on LhcsI 2s ,
unil starting at $gSSOO. aid 4 bCdrctcnm urilms wiLlh
And. (2) .br 2bia ini uniparalled finishes. Prices
.MatLiown at 51,100,000. beginhisg tt 31,1 0,000.
GRANDE BAY *Assignmcni orC'.FonIralct" sMIlrTting aS $839.000, Pcnthiuse uniL for f875,000.
WHY RENT Sunscl Ridge 2 new I br, Iba units wl huge water views. $350,000 & $375,000.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY & location. Villa .LceAnna rewmnadled 2hr/Ibhs Walk to town. i375,00l-
LAVENDER HILL In (r,.r i ltyy-lovely 2br/f2b pcnulhawsc 'wih cucllera rcnll in comc$995,0.0,
hilly wiLh pilmSr and cgpircJ sub-division n LS acres
permit for a IS unriL hiigh tboCv Poain Hendex-
Scondomiium project. Ini vou. Most roads pa'cd and
to wn Ioation,. S'imlsc utilities are roughed io.
water views. $2,730,000. CALL FOR DETAILS!
ON TOP OF THE WORLDI ihL highest point Ion Mantey Peak. Amazing 360 views. $1,i94,,00.
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lLt wilh iniiernrahble rmcrih shore views ......... $52,50,00l-
EMMAUS A greaL IcL at a great priLc with huge Cural Bay harbor views-....... Nc w juc 5I175,00{-
WHAT A DEAL Chocolfate llnke lol wih Lhivc plans & pgcrmils in plFc ................... 3229,00Q.
PASTORY beautiful walker views from this etared lot close to town.................. Only 2 1,000.
PRIVATEER BAY lot wewlkl path in, heach $475,000 or add adj. wanerfrcit bhah aL $1 ,250,00.
REDUCED oversixced l in CorrL] I]ay near proposc d marinrt pTOjett ...-.......-. JUST $3 1.000Q.
NEW L[STINGE WATERFRONTII absolutley beautiful L.I +I- scres in Fish Bay....... 1925,000.
GLUCKSBERG Parcel is clCared and archiiltcLural drawings have bec submitted...... 180,000.
FLAT 0.215 aFcre I. lo in Irden is a flOa, cusy build site wvnivcW. l IlurrTifnlre 111... $175,000.
CHOCOLATE HOLE Two uvershiecd ptrGcls with grcal wler wviscw........ 1479,000 & 3489,000.
VIRGIN GRAND Slunning parrcl in a mulli-nmillion dol]ltr neighboIrhoord..,......... .$709,010.
JUST REDUCEDI! Lowest prices parcel In pr*stigions Choclate Hole................... -225,000.
WESTIN VACATION CLUB Mosn wceks av41dl- LOCATION. LOCATION Many oplioas exsist
able. Prices range from $11,500 to $125,000. 'for Ihis Relail Shoppingl Cenier, 12,250,000.

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St. John Properties, Inc.

(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320 www.stjohnpropertles.com a

Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix

Incomparable wa-
terfront lot. Quiet
and private with
wonderful pocket
beach on Coral Bay.
Absolutely one-of-a-
kind..84 acres.

SUBWAY St. John's best and only franchise.
Located in the heart of Cruz Bay. Callfor details.
REDUCED TO $150,000.
CHINA SHACK St. John's onlyChinese restaurant. Lo-
CRUZ BAY BUILDING LOTS cated in the heart of Cruz Bay. Call for details. $100,000.
Quiet wooded lots with sunset-water views. Walking distance to Cruz Bay 2 BED/2 BATH, NO HASSLE
restaurants, shops and trails into the V.I. National Park. One-quarter to Premium Cruz Bay condo $698,000
one-half acre. Priced at $200,000 to $500,000.
St. John Properties is the only St. John real estate agency
FABULOUS DEVELOPMENT PROPERTIES with an office on St. Croix. Long-time St. John resident
Two contiguous R-2 parcels overlooking Cruz Bay feature rolling hills, Vicky Pedersen is the St. John Properties representative
knoll tops and sunset views over St. Thomas. on St. Croix. Her enthusiasmfor both St. John and
St. Croix is contagious and her knowledge of both
5.11 Acres $4.5 Million or 9.45 Acres $6.2 Million islands is extensive. Call Vicky at 626-8220

St. John Properties welcomes referrals of clients from cooperating Brokers on St. John and St. Thomas.

"Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular rental,
featuring beautiful views to St. Thomas and
sunsets, proximity to the pool and sundeck, and
walk to town. This unique air-conditioned comer
unit has been recently refurbished including new
tile floors, mahogany cabinets, fumiture and bath.
Nicely fumished charming 2 + 2 upper unit with
golf course and water views. Loft ceiling, large
deck off living room. Enclosed deck off 2nd
bedroom for additional living space (home office,
workout room, etc.) $350,000
OOTENVAL John property with 850' of waterfront, BETHANY 1-D REM R-3 ZONED
including a white powder sand beach. DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY Formerly
Almost 5 acres at pristine Hurricane Hole, a Carla's Cottages on a flat knoll in Estate
National Marine Monument, on beautiful Bethany just above Sunset Ridge. This
Borck Creek. There are 4 short term rental property has breathtaking views from the
cottages on the property. Cottages are south shore to the Durloe Cays, including
masonry construction and in excellent St. Croix, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.
condition. One is right on the beach. $14M Topographical map, Engineering, histori-
"Limetree Cottage" Once in a blue cal, environmental, archeological studies
moon opportunity One acre lot in etc. for a small resort have been done. Currently property has 6 small income
prime location in estate Chocolate producing rental units. $5.99M
Hole with unobstructed views of Hart "Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site
Bay, Chocolate Hole, Great Cruz Bay situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay
& St.Thomas. Charming, top quality with great views over north shore to Jost
residence with native stone walls and Van Dyke. This parcel is not part of Peter
French tile roof. Large lot has upper & Bay subdivision therefore no membership
lower road access and room to add another house. Just 5 minutes to dues, assessments, covenants or restric-
town yet very private. New construction $1.75M tions can be levied. However, owner
"Island Fancy" Classic Island has right to use entrance to Peter Bay subdivision roads for access. $2.3M
home high in Upper Rendezvous AND MUCH MORE .. .This is a small sample of over 400 residential,
to St. Thomas and south to St. Croix condo, land and commercial listings currently available through Islandia Real
to St. Thomas and east to Ram's Head This Estate. We can offer almost any size, view, location and price on the island of
and east to Ram's Head. This St John. Feel free to visit our website at wwwislandiarealestate com or call
charming house features highlights
of native stone, open floor plan, large and speak with one of our full-time, professional agents at: (340) 776-6666.
decks, mature landscaping and won We will be happy to help you find the perfect property to fulfill your needs and
derful privacy and a separate apartment $2,950,000 dreams. Serving St. John for over 36 years.

ENIGHED JUST REDUCED TO $659,000 Lots of opportunity for this nearly flat town lot overlooking Turner Bay
and zoned R-4. Currently configured as two units for a total of four bedrooms and two baths. Out buildings allow
for ample storage and/or additional living space. Motivated seller. Masonry home with lots of potential!

CHOCO CRUZ is a very successful three bedroom
vacation villa situated on Maria Bluff offering stunning
South Shore views. Set on a prime lot and featuring one
bedroom on the main level and two bedrooms set off of
the lower pool level. This mildly sloped lot also has
plenty of room to build additional guest bedrooms and/or
a master suite. A hilltop showplace for $2,595,000.
CAROLINA Sunrises all year round overlooking Coral
Bay up to Norman Island and Sage Mountain This well
maintained fully shuttered two unit cottage offers a 1
bedroom 1 bath on the upper level with a cozy covered
porch. Lower level unit offers a studio apartment. .26
acres $625,000
CVISTA is a magnificent open air villa overlooking the
alluring turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay. Situated in
prestigious Klein Bay and featuring all amenities
including gourmet kitchen, fabulous and tasteful
furnishings, custom mahogany doors & windows,
spacious entertainment room, outdoor bar and
air-conditioning in all bedrooms. This stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000.
ISLAND MANOR Hear and view the surf of beautiful
Hart Bay. Walk to Hart Bay or Chocolate Hole Beach.
Newly remodeled offering 4 large bdrms with ensuite
baths and elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre.
Spacious kitchen with granite countertops, stainless
steel appliances that opens to living room and pool
deck. Multi-level floor plan offers privacy. REDUCED TO
REDUCED $100K! Bordering greenbelt, this
tastfeully crafted Fish Bay home features beautiful stone
and hardwood accents, vaulted ceilings & large
living/dining area & 3rd bdroom on lower level along with
a lower level apt. Water views of Fish Bay. Private
location. $550,000.
ESTATE CONCORDIA Large .81 acre parcel, easy
build, good ocean views, and breezes, close to NPS
beaches. $550,000
ESTATE FISH BAY Enjoy expansive Fish Bay water
views from either of these downhill builds. A .5 acre with
downhill & uphill access for $375,000 or a .78 acre
parcel for $499,000
ESTATE RENDEZVOUS! Stunning views of the
turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay from this .50 acre
site. Excellent location in great neighborhood! $475,000
GRUNWALD Cistern, slab & storage in place. Ready
to accept 2nd floor walls..25 acres, South Shore water
views. $379,000
PASTORY Westerly views overlooking Pillsbury
Sound, .34 acre property w/cistern and living
accommodations. $450,000
WATERFRONT LAND with spectacular year round
sunsets! Oversized downhill building site with gentle
slope. Views from St. Croix to Thatch Cay. 0.71 acres,
privacy, lush vegetation & water views of the South
Shore. Three .25 acre lots ranging from $170,000 -
DREEKET'S BAY .762 acre parcel directly above a
pristine, sandy common beach (deeded access).
Outstanding views of the BVIs and great snorkeling.
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MYSTIC RIDGE perched high on a mountain ridge
offers dramatic, "down-island" views. This 4BR/4.5BA
luxury villa has an impressive split level great room
featuring a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining area &
complete entertainment center. Magnificent seclusion
can be yours as you lounge by the large pool or relax in
the hot tub. $2,795,000
BEACH FRONT! "Sunset Beach" is a fabulous
beachfront villa set at the water's edge on Dever's Bay
that is luxuriously appointed and tastefully decorated
with antique reproductions. The impressive "great room",
opens on to a comfortable verandah and the 4 elegant
bdrms feature antique four poster beds. The beach is at
your doorstep. $3,750,000
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in at
the end of the road for added privacy. Walking distance
to Coral Bay. Currently configured as two separate rental
units. Solar water heater, bedrooms wired for AC,
organic garden, washer/dryer. Room to add. Approved
buildings plans available for additional home. Reduced
to $749,000.
GARDEN BY THE SEA Bed and Breakfast is a
quaint Caribbean home with West Indian gingerbread
architecture, lively colors, and island style furnishings.
Live in the spacious newly renovated owners apartment
while renting the 3 income producing air conditioned
units. There is room for expansion to a maximum of 12
units as per the R-4 zoning. Outstanding rental history
and just a short walk to Cruz Bay Town as well as Frank
and Turner Bays. $1,800,000.
MERRYHAVEN is a 3 bdrm, 3 bath Bordeaux home
featuring tile floors, cozy furniture, hardwood doors,
spacious closets, and private outdoor galleries. Enjoy
expansive views over the lush Carolina Valley to Virgin
Gorda. $1,100,000
spectacular sunsets, the lights of St. Thomas, and 180
degree views stretching from St. Croix to Mingo. 1.03
acres $2,250,000
PETER BAY Deeded white sandy beach access and
gated community with paved roads and underground
utilities. A .5 acre in Lower Peter Bay for $3,700,000.,
.50 acre in Upper Peter Bay for $2,900,000 and includes
preliminary drawings for 6 bdrm/6 1/2 bath pool villa.
CATHERINEBERG! Breathtaking, pristine North
Shore views of Cinnamon Bay, Tortola, Jost and the
Caribbean Sea; within National Park boundaries;
excavated with driveway. 1.14 acre for $2,250,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Oversized lot consisting of
.85 acres with lower and upper road access and
beautiful views of Fish Bay. Topo included. Reduced to
Upper Carolina .5 ac, expansive water views....$199,000
Upper Carolina middle tier great views.51 ac ... $385,000
Upper Carolina w/driveway adj. lot avail. 5 ac ... $450,000
Expansive Views, dual building sites, .75 ac.....$459,900
Mill Vista, small apartment w/plans .52 ac.......$499,000
Ajax Peak, Stunning STT Views .504 ac...........$540,000
Upper Carolina, two lots 1.00 ac w/ driveway... $895,000

LAVENDER HILL! Fabulous unit in excellent condition on middle level; stunning views of Pillsbury Sound to
STT, wrap around decks, new kitchen & a/c. Newly redecorated and strong rental program $875,000
available in this one of a kind complex. Excellent rental program, ocean and harbor views, tastefully appointed
and fully air-conditioned. $980,000 and $1,275,000.
DELI GROTTO! Consistent sales growth of this three year old Deli and internet cafe located in prime
commercial space. Catering to tourist & residents alike, Deli Grotto offers baked goods, smoothies, cold beer,
extensive breakfast & lunch menu w/sandwiches, salads, pastries & ice cream available to eat in the a/c, on the
outside terrace or take out. $475,000
MARINA MARKET SITE, zoned B-2! This one of a kind commercial real estate consists of 4829 sq.ft. and
features a 2,999 sq. ft. building and adjacent parking area. Bordering the busy south shore road, this is a choice
location and convenient to Cruz Bay Town. An excellent potential income producer with tremendous possibilities
for a variety of business uses. NOW $995,000.

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crete three bedroom / two bath home on a flat
3/4 acre site adjacent to National Park. Enjoy
all watersports from shared private dock, and
hiking along the secluded shoreline. Priced be-
low appraised value at $1,385,000.

AURORA Luxurious four bedroom / four bath masonry
villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180" views from Great Cruz
to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas,
gorgeous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, and excellent
vacation rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
RENDEZVOUS VILLA- in prestigious Boatman Point. Im-
maculately maintained all masonry 3 bd/3 bath, w/ heated
swim jet pool, Ig. covered outdoor dining, excellent floor plan,
spectacular unobstructed views on 0.90 acre. $1,850,000.
two ruct-
ed 2 VALUE
with adjacent .342 acre parcel included! $995,000.
LOCATION, LOCATION! Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, with sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom
/2 bath stone and concrete home with large wraparound ve-
randa, travertine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large
spa, full A/C, large circular drive. $2,200,000.
WATERFRONT VILLA Spacious 3 bd/3 bath situated
just 25' from water's edge on Chocolate Hole. Perfect for
boaters. Mahogany kitchen, 1.05 ac. lot, pool, marble floors,
A/C. Vacation rental history. $2,774,000.
BORDEAUX HAUS Attractive tom
hom 0 nds,
gate .,. .000.
CHEZ SHELL Beautiful, newly renovated, rental villa
in prime area near Westin. 3 bd/3 baths w/ac., gorgeous
kitchen, fantastic views, decorator furnishings, spa, walk to
beach. Turnkey. $1,399,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Mini estate features tennis
court, 2 pools, 2 hot tubs, seven bedrooms 7.5 baths, on
one acre. Impressive rental history, awesome views, walkto
Chocolate Hole beach. Was $2,995,000 NOW $2,495,000.
WINDSONG -Stately Boatman Point villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully
furnished. $3,750,000.
FISH BAY Charming starter home with fantastic views,
mahogany windows, doors, cabinetry, bedroom & laundry
on lower level, covered porch, brick entry, plans for expan-
sion. Owner relocating. Seller has relocated. REDUCED
TO $649,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON Magnificent stone villa w/excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bd/4 baths, infinity pool,
exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush gardens, ter-
rific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
RAINBOW PLANTATION -Wonderful "old St. John" style
home on a beautiful 1.58 ac. lot. 4 bd/4 baths, extraordinary
landscaping, huge pool, water views. $2,245,000.
PLUMB GUTT Spacious 1 bd/1 bath tropical hardwood
home, w/separate cottage, nestled on a lush /2 ac. on east-
ern side of Bordeaux. $574,900.

CHOCOLATE HOLE Unique ruins of 1700's Great House,
along with 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42 ac. lot.
Reduced to $1,099,999.
UPPER CAROLINA 1 bd/1 bath cottage, w/Cert. of
Occupancy, on lush 0.44 ac. lot. Reduced to $380,000.
BORDEAUX- Force 10 system home has 3 bd/2 baths, Ig.
covered porch, water view, /2 acre w/gentle slope, room for
expansion. $760,000.
TIMESHARES Choose from over 200 resale timeshares
at the beautiful Westin Resort. Enjoy all the amenities of the
hotel. Priced from $10,500.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY Spectacular 13.44ac
site, located between Boatman Pt. & Klein Bay on South
Shore. Ideal for subdivision or private estate. $4,700,000.
ADRIAN Off the beaten path, wooded /2 acre w/
underground utilities and paved roads. $250,000.
CRUZ BAY TOWN R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk
to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $340,000.
REDUCED TO $150,000 -Water views of Coral Bay, won-
derful Est. Eden location. GREAT BUY!
CONTANT- 3 extra large homesites overlooking Cruz Bay.
Paved streets, underground utilities. $292,500 to $315,000.
Waterfront lot, $1.4 m.
POINT RENDEZVOUS Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $495k.
LEINSTER BAY Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $265k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. $450,000.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harborviews
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE Panoramic views, 0.89 acre
lot, paved roads, house plans available. $490,000.
CATHERINEBERG Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT 3 waterfront parcels SOLD! 14 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
Water views, moderate slope, topo map................$199,000
Great Fish Bay & Ditleff views, privacy....................... $250,000
Water views, borders green belt, paved access........$275,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included.............$349,000
Direct water view, corner parcel........................... $389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac .....................................$425,000
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$359k
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $186k
Lower Bordeaux, beautiful BVI views, paved rd.........$199k
Ironwood Rd, great Coral Bay views, house plans.......... $360k
Upper Carolina, great views! 0.506 acre .................. $395k
Spectacular views, high on Bordeaux............................... $599k

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Holiday Homes of St. John



STwo LOCATIONS: Mongoose Junction (340) 776-6776 and The Marketplace (340) 774-8088

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Exclusively Listed Preferred Properties

custom designed with 2 pools, (5x3) "LIME TREE BAY" 490'
luxurious shoreline
master&6 on Round
additional Bay. White
bdrms, sand beach

cabinetry. Walk to beach & dinghy kitchen,4A/C BRs, gated w/carport. stunning north shore views, pool $4a995 000al Spectacular views to St. Thomas. Westin Resort $3,700,000 Price
p I u s plus private
ceilings, has amazing north shore views, Sb e a c h

extensive CATHERINEBERGR UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR 3.5 St. Thomas! Extensive exotic landscaping. TRADE
extensive total privacy! + lushtacre (fruittrees CATHERINlae rm 5X5f Adjacent 4 "CONTENTMENT" Fabulous BEACHFRONT 4X4I"HARBOUR
stone work, exotic African & exotic orchids), stone showers, "CINNAMON RIDGE" 1+ private acres also Contant villa, 6 bdrms, 6.5 baths, VIEW" new 1 ac. estate on Great
slate floors, custom mahogany fireplace, brick pool terrace, new acre, borders National Park; available. designer detail and furnishings!!! Cuz Bay harbor. Boat & swim at
cabinetry. Walk to beach & dinghy kitchen,4AC BRs,gated w/carport stunning north shore views, pool $4,995000. Spectacular views to St. Thomas. Westin Resort. $3,700,000 Price

Exclusively Listed Homes

B O R D E AU X "VILLA SIBELLA" Beautiful new 5 bedroom villa in "COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA, impressive TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$ GIFFT HILL
MTN. 5x4 Virgin Grand Estates! Spacious rooms with top of the views with awesome sunsets & St. Thomas lights. Delightful 3 bedroom income producing masonry
S T U NNING line amenities. Views, pool, privacy! $2,200,000. Caribbean style. $1,499,999. home with pool and privacy. Beautiful water views to
V I E W S "VILLA FAR UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR 3.5 St. Thomas! Extensive exotic landscaping. TRADE
SCharming, gated NIENTE", New BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate entry, or $999,000.
.5 ac. estate; construction in large room for addl. BR, excellent rental potential. COLORFUL FISH BAY RETREAT! Immaculate 3

poolside kitchen, Rendezvous is "WINDWARDSIDE COTTAGES"; super privacy of Fish Bay & Ditleff Pt. $795,000.

$3,450,000. customize. Great S "Y G Seree w built ho
RENDEZVOUS BAY (5x5) 'VISTAERO" breathtaking views and artistic Hot tubs, bricked courtyards and wonderful d6cor FISH BAY
"PNCIANA 1.24 ac res beachfront on Hart s a make this a very special offering. $1 ,400,000. V A L U Ed
views, huge pool & spa, fabulous villa or residence! landscaping. "E i" vacation villa. Charming 4 bdrm V $7
$3,000,000 Price reduced!U $2,100,000. C SSEAVIEWl vacation villa. Charming 4 bdrm, 4bath ho
WO"1SEACAY VILLA", masonry home in excellent condition with large pool bath home
WATERFRONT (3x3) "'LA DOLCE VITAe" with with huge
boat mooring. 376 ft. shoreline W- zoning allowspool villa ha in convenient Chocolate Hole. $1,395,000. anoramic
commercial uses $2,995,000. unobstructed, "SEABISCUIT" (2x2) Caribbean style, masonry, views and
panoramic ocean panoramic views, pool & hot tub. Immaculate, above quiet location.
"GREAT EXPECTATIONS" 7x7112) 1 ac., tennis, views and good Coral Harbour. $1,150,000. $750,000.
2 homes, pools, spas, walk to beaches. Impressive short term rental
rental. $2,495,000. history. Short S A G 0 "SANCTUARY GARDEN" Serene well-built home
"POINCIANA" 1.24 acres beachfront on Hart Bay. 3 drive to Cruz Bay. COTTAGE", with 2 units, lovely pool, gardens & expansive decks
bedroom beach house with spa, views and breezes. $1,995,000. a d o r a b I e in this quiet, private location. PRICE REDUCED

CHOCOLATE totally charming, style masonry "CAROLINA FIXER-UPPER" -Two bedroom family
H O L E 2x2 with private cottage with home plus separatel studio rental downstairs. View
NORTH (5x5) gated courtyard, w o n d e r f u I to Tortola. $415,000.
"SOLARIS" large pool, planters down island DO YOU ENJOY ST. JOHN THIS TIME OF YEAR?
Spectacular & columns, views and great Own this one month fractional time frame in
views of 5 arched doors and rental history. lovely Villa Hibiscus in upscale Virgin Grand
bays. 60' windows, island $1,100,000. Estates. This 3/3.5 home with gorgeous views,
lapys. pool,60' stoneshowers, a/c, "CASA NITA" 3 bed/3 bath St. Quacco villa pool, AC & more is available March 21 to April
courtyard, hitech$1,695,000. with spacious & light rooms, big views to BVI. 21.$250,000.
and great amenities. $2,400,000. $1,695,000. $1,050,000.

Exclusively Listed Land

Rum Point, outstanding views, 0.75 acre parcel in Upper Peter Bay
Passport to Privacy, superb views from this .67 acre Upper Peter Bay parcel
Whistling Cay, striking water views from this .69 acre Upper Peter Bay lot
Great Cruz Bay, .78 acre, walk to Westin & amenities
Chocolate Hole, .50 acre, moderate slope downhill build w/dual bay views
Chocolate Hole, .56 acre, tropical breezes & great views to St. Croix
Tropical paradise with stone entry, flat .79 acre parcel, gated entrance, cistern slab.
End of road privacy, .61 acre lot with beautiful views.
Flat land, walk to beach location, diverse development options
Views across Round Bay to Coral Bay Harbor, .55 acre PRICE REDUCED
Quiet East End s Privateer Bay, over-sized parcel, waterfall, panoramic views
Privateer Bay, views of Coral Bay, .44 acre

subdivision with 7 large parc
road, stone walls & undergrour
above Rendezvous Bay. $1,0
parcels in new subdivision offer ex
and adjacent to National Park. U
utility access and paved roads.
.91 acre, $299,000 $795,000.


featuring underground utilities, paved roads, & gorgeous sweeping
views. Five fabulous lots ranging from $469,000 to $785,000.
"CANEEL HILL"- SELLER FINANCING is a very private residential

S2,800,000 community just minutes
from Cruz Bay with beautiful
water views to St. Thomas.
$595,000 The gentle grade and
$399,000 easy access make these 3
$399,000 parcels very desirable, easily
buildable homesite. Total
$385,000 1.78 acres $700,000.
location, with extraordinary
$167,000 water views, some border
National Park -some are
$595,000 waterfront! From .78 acre to
3 acres. 7 parcels priced
$625,000 from $550,000.
$285,000 boasts spectacular BVI
TATES" views, quality paved roads,
TH SHORE undergrnd. utilities, stone
ow density wall & planters, common
els, paved beach. Just 8 minutes from
Id utilities; Coral Bay. 12 parcels priced
'00,000 to from $500,000.
H BAY Six IN CORAL BAY ranging
citing views from .340 .51 acres just
nderground $177,500 $495,000.
From .51 to



waterfront lot, 1.2 acres.
Community beach, underground
utilities, paved roads. Prime south
shore property. $1,875,000.

Condos & Timeshares

EXCEPTIONAL PASTORY- 1 bedrm condo, great
views, close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turn key.
"RAINBOW'S END" Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrms,
poolside, close to town. Priced to Sell! $625,000.
under construction, overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor.
Walk to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm $895,000; 3
bdrm $1,100,000 (Seller/Broker)
upper & 1-lower) ea. w/ deck/patio, walk to town
$1,400,000, $1,275,000 & $1,200,000.

JOHN every year at the Westin Vacation Club!
Inventory available in many unit sizes. These
platinum++timeframes have great trade potential
and rental options!

Development Opportunity

(2x2) .58 ac. R-4 &
W-1 zoning allows
multifamily dwellings
& commercial uses.
Spectacular views.
Walk to beach & town.

CONTANT..5 ac. with 180 degree
views over Pillsbury Sound to
St. Thomas & St. James islands.
Quiet, breezy convenient to Cruz
Bay. Owner financing. $650,000

LOVANGO CAY This incredibly priced
parcel on
Lovango Cay
has it all!
Build your
dream house,
ideally graded
acre. The Seller
is a licensed VI Realtor. $635,000.


32 St. John Tradewinds, March 31 April 6, 2008








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