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January 12-18, 2009
� Copyright 2009


ST. JOHN


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


St. Jonn Iraaewinds News Hnfoto y I om Oat


VIPD Continues
Investigating Murder
of Cap's Place Owner
A few flowers and a black ribbon on a closed
Cap's Place, above, memorialize the death of
Juan Ayala.
A VIPD officer searched a neighborhood near
the Estate Pastory murder scene with his gun
drawn, left, shortly after the January 5 shooting.
St. John Tradewinds News Photo by William Stelzer


Mother Takes On
V.I.'s Corporal
Punishment Law
Page 9
Anonymity Is
Ensured with
New V.I. Crime
Stoppers Hotline
Page 6
Investigation
of Fatal 2007
VIPD Shooting
Is Continuing
Page 5


Nickbarg Set To
Sail in Youth World
Championship
Page 7


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2 St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009


Martin Luther King Day of Service


January 19 Involves Action at GBS


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As people across the globe
gear up for President-elect Barack
Obama's inauguration ceremonies
on Tuesday, January 20, a move-
ment is spreading to make the day
before the swearing-in a historical
event as well.
St. John residents won't have
to travel far to get in on the King
Day of Service action. The Coral
Bay Community Council and Guy
H. Benjamin School are hosting a
playground maintenance day at the
Coral Bay elementary school from
9 a.m. until its done.
Monday, January 19, is the fed-
erally-recognized Dr. Martin Lu-
ther King, Jr. Day, and Obama has
called for Americans to mark the
day by taking part in community
service projects.
While Obama's backing of the
idea of service on the day honor-


ing the great civil rights leader has
generated a lot of support for the
movement, the King Day of Ser-
vice was launched several years
ago by the non-profit organiza-
tions MLK Day and USA Freedom
Corps.
Across the country, organiza-
tions are gearing up for the biggest
King Day of Service which Obama
and Vice President-elect Joe Biden
will take part in, according to the
website usafreedomcorps.gov.
"Organizers of the annual ser-
vice day say momentum is building
in the wake of the President-elect's
call and the timing of the holiday
coming one day before the inaugu-
ration," according to the website.
"In addition to asking Americans
to serve, President-elect Obama,
Vice President-elect Biden, and
their families will participate in
service on the January 19 holiday
in the Washington D.C. area."


Beyond just participating in
community service projects, the
day is also intended to bring vari-
ous factions of American society
together, according to mlkday.gov.
"The King Day of Service
brings together people who might
not ordinarily meet, breaks down
barriers that have divided us in the
past, leads to better understand-
ing and ongoing relationships, and
is an opportunity to recruit new
volunteers for ongoing work," ac-
cording to mlkday.gov.
In addition to cleaning up the
GBS playground area, St. John
volunteers will also have the
chance to sign up for on-going
projects and find out ways to help
out at the school all year.
The group will meet at the
school at 9 a.m. on Monday, Janu-
ary 19. For more information call
GBS at 776-6242 or CBCC at 776-
2099.


St. John Rescue responded to a call on Monday afternoon, January 5, when an
elderly island visitor was having difficulty breathing. The team met V.I. National Park
staff at the park ferry dock to offer assistance.



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Historical Society Meeting January 13
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Historical Society will host a potluck supper and
senior panel at Bethany Moravian Church Hall beginning at 6 p.m.
on Tuesday, January 13.
Members will be joined by a group of the island's senior culture
bearers and expect to have rare recordings of old-time steel-pan
and VI. Folk music. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite pot-
luck dish. No alcohol, please, due to the location. The Society will
provide the drinks, utensils and paper products. All are welcome!

CBCC Hosts Stormwater Sedimentation

Forum at Concordia on January 15
St. John Tradewinds
Dr. Sarah Gray of the University of San Diego will make a brief
presentation, "Impacts of Development on Sedimentation in St.
John's Bays" at the new Pavilion at Concordia Eco Resort in Coral
Bay, Thursday, January 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Gray will describe her team's research on stormwater sedimen-
tation rates in Lameshur Bay, Fish Bay and Coral Bay and how
they are conducting this research, with the assistance of local vol-
unteers and funding from NOAA.
Everyone is welcome. Drive the downhill road to the restaurant
at Concordia for parking. For more information call the CBCC
office at 776-2099.

VIPD Commissioner McCall Attending

Coral Bay Business Meeting Jan. 20

St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay business interests will host their third meeting Tues-
day, January 20, at 8:45 a.m. at Shipwreck Restaurant, co-hosted
by the Coral Bay Community Council and the St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce. There will be a brief business meeting,
followed by a discussion with VI. Police Department Commis-
sioner James McCall about police coverage and public safety.
All residents are welcome to attend. For more information con-
tact the CBCC office at 776-2099 or coralbaycommunitycouncil@
hotmail.com

Friends To Celebrate 20th Anniversary
St. John Tradewinds
On Saturday, January 31, Friends of the Park will be celebrating
their 20th anniversary with a gala hosted by Rob Blakeney at his
spectacular villa, Presidio del Mar, on the point at Peter Bay.
It will be a festive night featuring cuisine catered by Mathayom
Private Chefs and dancing to the music of Greg Kinslow's ensem-
ble. A list of fantastic gifts will be offered as raffle prizes.
For 20 years Friends of VINP has remained committed to the
protection and preservation of the natural resources and cultural
heritage of the national park. Through the generous support of do-
nors, Friends is able to not only concentrate on natural resource
conservation and cultural preservation but include important envi-
ronmental education and scientific research which will sustain the
park for generations to come.
For more information contact Steve Hiss at 779-4940.

Richard Ormrod Performing at SJSA
St. John Tradewinds
St. John School of the Arts will present Richard Ormrod in con-
cert on Thursday, February 12, at 8 p.m. British pianist Ormrod
has delighted audiences worldwide and has twice soloed with the
Philharmonia Orchestra at London's Barbican Centre (Beethoven
concerti.
Tickets, $30, are available at Connections or at the door. For
more information, please call 779-4322.


St. John Rescue Call


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St John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann







St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by William Steltzer


Onlookers and neighborhood residents remained at the
Estate Pastory scene, left, around 11 a.m. on Monday
morning, January 5. A VIPD officer was spotted with his
gun drawn on a nearby side street while canvassing the
area, above.


VIPD Continue Investigating Murder of Juan Ayala - No Arrests Made


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Police Department officials
continued their investigation last
week into the murder of St. John
business owner Juan Ayala, who
was gunned down outside his Es-
tate Pastory home just after 8 a.m.
on Monday, January 5.
VIPD officials, including Com-
missioner James McCall, spent
most of the day of the murder in-
vestigating the scene outside the
home of the well-known Ayala,
owner of the Cruz Bay landmark
Cap's Place across from the U.S.
Post Office in Cruz Bay.
A VIPD officer was seen search-
ing a neighboring residential area
at about 11 a.m. that day with his
gun drawn although no suspects
were taken into custody, accord-
ing to police officials.
Just after 8 a.m. on January 5,
several shots rang out in the Es-
tate Pastory neighborhood, which
sounded like automatic or semi-
automatic fire, according to a
neighbor in the area.
"I had just gone down to town
and picked up an employee and
we crossed the bridge and came
back here," said the neighbor, who
did not want his name published.
"Right about 8:10 a.m. we heard
a lot of shooting in rapid succes-
sion. It really sounded like a whole
bunch of automatic machine gun
shots."
"I called 911 and waited for a
cop car to come up or something
and then the rumors started fly-
ing," said the neighbor. "The po-


"What a terrible shame to have this happen
in our community. Although we've heard
random shots from time to time in several
areas on the island, nothing like this has ever
happened. To have automatic gunfire and
murder is just incredible."
- St. John resident


lice got there around 8:25 a.m. and
blocked off the road."
Ayala, who owned the Pony
Bar in St. Thomas in addition to
his Cruz Bay nightclub, was shot
several times about the body, ac-
cording to McCall.
"We can't confirm how many
times he was shot or that it was an
automatic weapon used," said the
commissioner. "It could have been
a semi-automatic weapon."
While no arrests had been made
as of press time, there was an un-
confirmed report police officials
are studying surveillance photos
showing two men who appeared to
be waiting outside Cap's Place be-
fore the shooting at Ayala's home
less than a mile from town..
VIPD officials are working on
the investigation in conjunction
with a number of other govern-
ment agencies, McCall said.
"Other agencies are also as-
sisting in this matter including
Department of Planning and Nat-
ural Resources, Port Authority,
National Park Service, and we've
even contacted law enforcement
officials in Tortola and St. Lucia,"


said McCall. "We're working with
all of these agencies to assist in
solving this heinous crime."
Convinced that someone must
have been in the area at that time
of day and saw something, the de-
partment has posted a $10,000 re-
ward for information leading to an
arrest, McCall added.
"We are offering a $10,000 re-
ward for information leading to an
arrest or conviction of the suspect
or suspects," said the VIPD Com-
missioner. "Anyone with infor-
mation, no matter how minute,
should contact us. We know there
had to be individuals out there in
the morning."
"We think someone had to see
or hear something," McCall said.
"We are appealing to the public to
come forward and share any infor-
mation they have."
While it remained unclear last
week what motive was behind the
murder, Cap's Place has been tar-
geted by criminals several times
in the past year. During the early
morning hours of June 12, two
masked gun men forced their way
into the Cruz Bay bar as employ-


ees were leaving. After demand-
ing money, the men were given an
undisclosed sum of cash and left.
The bar was robbed again in
mid-December when employees
discovered about $1,800 missing
from a back office during busi-
ness hours. Surveillance cameras
showed a man forcing his arm
through a space, unlocking a door
and taking money out of a drawer.
Bolongo Bay resident Gregoire
"Chateaux" George was arrested
in connection with the incident
and faces charges of first-degree
burglary and grand larceny.
The murder, the first of the year
in the Virgin Islands, shocked resi-
dents across St. John.
"What a terrible shame to have
this happen in our community,"
said a resident. "Although we've
heard random shots from time to
time in several areas on the island,
nothing like this has ever hap-
pened. To have automatic gunfire
and murder is just incredible."
"Something like this should
never take place on our quiet little
island," said another resident.
Ayala was a member of the new-
ly formed Democratic Association
of United Hispanics/Latinos. The
St. Thomas District Democratic
Party Chair decried the murder.
"Mr. Ayala was committed to
getting more members of the His-
panic community involved in the
political process," said Delores
Thomas in a prepared statement.
"He was also determined to im-
prove the quality of life for all
Virgin Islanders. Mr. Ayala was


the victim of a senseless act of
violence - the most recent in the
far too many killings in our com-
munity. The Virgin Islands can ill
afford to continue along this path.
We must do better."
Anyone with any information
regarding Ayala's murder should
call the VIPD at 911, the Major
Crimes Unit at 715-5522 or 715-
5548. Residents with information
can also call the Crime Stoppers
USVI hotline at 1-800-222-8477.




INDEX

Business Directory .............24
Church Schedules ..............22
Classified Ads .................. 23
Commander's Bugle Call .....8
Community Calendar ......... 21
Crossword Puzzle ..............22
Ferry Schedules ............... 22
Just My O pinion ..................11
Letters ......................... 19
Police Log ...................... 21
Real Estate ................. 25-27
Rhythm & Views ............... 10
W ha's Happ'nin' ................4...



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4 St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009


Chamber Group Wrapping Up 2008 Projects


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Members of the St. John Chapter
of the St. Thomas/St. John Cham-
ber of Commerce are working to
complete several projects from
2008 and forge ahead with a slate
of new initiatives for 2009.
A greeter program, which will
feature trained personnel offering
cold rum punch and fruit punch
to passengers disembarking at the
Cruz Bay ferry dock, should be
launched soon, according to Kate
Norfleet, the St. John representa-
tive for the local chamber.
The group has already made a
lot of headway on the project, but
is having difficulty with one small
issue, according to Norfleet.
"The greeters have already been
trained," said Norfleet. "We're
ready to go, but there seems to be
a problem with getting permission
from the Coast Guard to be able to
serve alcohol on the dock. We'd
like to be able to at least serve water
or fruit punch in the meantime."
"That is what I'm hoping to at
least get going right away," Nor-
fleet said.
A welcome cart, from which
the greeters will work, is almost
completed. While MSI donated all
the materials, additional funds are
needed to pay for the construction,
according to Norfleet.
"The St. John Accommodations
Council came through with a dona-


tion, but we're still shy of what we
need," she said.
Chamber members have also
been working to help guests who
arrive on St. Thomas after the fer-
ries stop running secure passage
to St. John. While Don Porter has
made accomplishments on this
project, there remain problems, ex-
plained Norfleet.
"Don Porter has had a great deal
of success with getting signs posted
for the late night flights," she said.
"We still need to resolve some is-
sues with that. All the kinks have
not been worked out."
"There seem to be communica-
tion problems and people are still
having trouble getting water taxi
rides after hours," said Norfleet.
"We're working to establish clear
communication with airlines, taxis
and guests as to what options are
available for visitors arriving too
late to meet the last scheduled ferry
at midnight."
Despite the setbacks, the group
expects to wrap up these projects
soon and has branched out to in-
clude monthly Coral Bay meeting
as well
"The Coral Bay group is up and
running," she said. "There has been
some progress being made there
and the group is moving forward.
V.I. Police Department Commis-
sioner James McCall will attend
their next meeting on January 20."
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to meet on the fourth Tuesday of
each month at 5:30 p.m., but have a
new home in the upstairs at Ocean
Grill in Mongoose Junction.
"The new venue is a nice open
air space," said the chamber rep-
resentative. "It's private, there is
plenty of room and plenty of park-
ing. And people can unwind with a
cocktail if they want to."
"But the meetings will still only
be one hour," Norfleet said.
For the year ahead, the group
will tackle a slew of new projects,
which will be determined at their
next meeting on January 27, ex-
plained Norfleet.
"At the next meeting we're go-
ing to be planning what we're go-
ing to be focusing on for 2009,"
she said. "We are already planning
our next Business After Hours in
May. Things are heating up for the
year."
The group is also looking for
more members, Norfleet added.
"The more members we have
from St. John, the stronger our
voice is," she said.
The next Coral Bay Chap-
ter meeting with the Chamber of
Commerce will be Tuesday morn-
ing, January 20, at Shipwreck Res-
taurant at 8:45 a.m. The next Cruz
Bay Chapter meeting will be on
Tuesday evening, January at 27, at
5:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill.
To donate to the greeter booth
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Wha's Happ'nin'
by Sis Frank

Beach Bar Welcomes Gorgeous Bride
from Siberia and Dashing Italian
Groom from Tuscany

St. John Tradewinds
Old friends of the Schnells were married at Caneel and sur-
prised The Jazz Islanders' fans last Sunday - what a treat for us
all - yes, I caught the bouquet, but passed it on to Carmen Ham-
ilton - who wants an octogenarian bride?!
Old-time Resident Celebrates Her 90th
The queen of Yazoo City, Mississippi, no longer lives in the
house that now is Asolare, but I shall remember her planting, cut-
ting and weeding the lovely garden over the years - she and her
husband, Ron, lived at Mooies when they arrived in the late 40's.
Happy Birthday to Sarah Morrisette!
Still Time to Register at SJSA
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grams. Phone 779-4322 or stop in the building next to the Legisla-
ture behind Sprauve School,



Jr. Tennis Clinic Starting on Sundays
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Racquet Club is hosting a Junior Tennis Clinic for ages
5 through 18 on Sunday, January 11, and every Sunday after, from
2 to 4 p.m. at the Cruz Bay public courts for $5. Contact Patrice
Harley for more information at 776-6643.


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VIPD Shooting Investigation Continues Two Years Later


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Two years after a police chase
ended in the shooting death of
18-year-old burglary suspect Mi-
chael Freeman, the investigation
into the incident continues.
Freeman was shot and killed
on January 4, 2007, after he and
five other people fled V.I. Police
Department officers attempting
to pull over their vehicle on sus-
picion of a series of burglaries
which occurred in Fish Bay earlier
that week.
Reports indicated that when
officers stopped the vehicle on
Centerline Road near Centerline
Concrete, the driver and another
occupant of the vehicle opened
fire. Police returned fire on the ve-
hicle.
It still has not been officially
determined, however, whether
the bullet that killed Freeman
was fired by a VIPD officer, and
police have not released any fur-
ther details surrounding the case
- including to Freeman's mother,
Cleopha Bryan.
The investigation is currently
in the hands of V.I. Attorney Gen-
eral Vincent Frazer, VIPD spokes-
person Melody Rames said last
week.
Bryan stopped calling to follow
up on the case when she realized
she was getting the runaround, she
explained.
"I still have no answers and
I don't think I'll ever hear any-
thing," said Bryan. "I called in the
beginning, but after I realized they
were giving me the runaround I
stopped."
Instead, Bryan, who grew up
on St. John and now lives on St.
Thomas, conducted her own in-
vestigation. She now believes she
knows which officer shot her son,
she explained.
"I can ask questions," said Bry-
an. "I'm a St. Johnian and I know
things. So whatever they think
they're hiding, they're not."
Bryan and the officer know one
another, she added, but the offi-
cer doesn't know she believes he
killed her son.
"When I see him, he bows his
head and doesn't make eye con-
tact," Bryan said of the officer.
"He has a conscience. I'm not go-
ing to approach him about it be-
cause they never told me who did
it - they think I don't know."
Freeman had been in trouble
prior to his 2007 death. He was
shot in an unsolved case on St.


Thomas in November 2005. De-
spite his rocky past, the 18-year-
old didn't deserve to die, his moth-
er explained.
"Whether he was good or bad,
he was still a mother's child,"
Bryan said of her son, who would
have turned 21 on January 12. "He


was not perfect, but no one has the
right to take the life of another and
get away with it."
Bryan admitted to crying on the
two year anniversary of her son's
death, but said she is getting better
with time.
"I did my cry," she said. "I'm


okay, and this too shall pass. It's
going to get better, but it's not go-
ing to go away."
Lack of information from the
VIPD is preventing Bryan from
having closure over her son's
death, she added.
"There's no closure whatsoever


because they're not saying any-
thing," said Bryan. "It's sad they
could sweep it under the table like
that and show no remorse. It was
a hostile situation and something
happened fast, but you can still
apologize and say 'we're sorry;'
sorry goes a long way."


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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In the face of continually increasing crime across
the Virgin Islands a group of citizens is launching a
proven crime fighting program in the territory.
Formally launched during a Wednesday, January
7, kick-off on St. Croix Crime Stoppers USVI works
by offering cash rewards to people who provide tips
which lead to arrests. The program is based on ensur-
ing the anonymity of the tipsters, who call a stateside
1-800 number.
Once a person calls 1-800-222-8477, which is an-
swered by a professional service in the Washington,
D.C. area, they share their information and are as-
signed a pin number. The tipster is asked to call back
to check the progress of the case and see if any ad-
ditional information is requested. Callers are never
asked to identify themselves.
Cash Rewards
If their information leads to an arrest, arrangements
are made for a cash reward - between $100 and
$2,500 depending on the severity of the crime - to
be delivered to the caller, at a site of their choosing.
Once the tip comes in, the answering service con-
tacts V.I. Police Department Chief Thomas Hannah,
the Crime Stoppers law enforcement coordinator, who
passes the information on the department. It remains
up to VIPD officials to conduct an investigation and
follow up on the information.
The program also includes a partnership with local
media, which will publicize a crime of the week each
Wednesday. The crimes of the week, which will be
featured in all local newspapers and on radio and tele-
vision outlets, will bring special attention to one un-
solved case, ranging from missing persons to wanted
fugitives.
Since the program is territory-wide the crime of the
week will highlight a crime from a different island
each week.
All Community Funding
The program is entirely funded by he community
and memberships are available for $50 for adults and
$10 for students. Most of the money raised through
membership dues will go toward paying rewards.
Crime Stoppers USVI has already signed up 65 mem-
bers and raised more than $30,000.
"We have some money in the bank," said Crime
Stoppers USVI chair Judi Fricks. "We still need more,
but we're off to a running start and we can pay cash
rewards immediately."
The group expects to pay out $100,000 in reward
money this year alone, Fricks added.
The structure of the organization includes a board
of directors on St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix to
ensure that each island has a voice.
Anonymity Is Key
Within the small community of St. John, the num-
ber one concern is anonymity, explained Bonny Cor-
beil, a Crime Stoppers USVI board member.


"We have some money in
the bank. We still need more,
but we're off to a running start
and we can pay cash rewards
immediately."
- Judi Fricks,
Crime Stoppers USVI chair


"The biggest issue on St. John, because we are so
small, is anonymity," said Corbeil. "Everything has
been done by this group to absolutely ensure this and
I still have people questioning it. But once they know
how this is done, I think people will feel the trust and
get involved."
"With the lack of trust that started many years ago
in the VIPD, this is a faster and more trust worthy
way to have our community get involved," Corbeil
continued. "It cuts through so many of the reasons
why we choose not to call the police. Here is a way -
a safe way and a sure way - to tackle crime now."
Rewards Paid
Originally launched in New Mexico in 1976 by a
police officer as a way to get information about an
unsolved murder, Crime Stoppers has spread across
the globe and led to the arrests of 750,818 criminals.
Internationally, the program has paid more than $88
million in reward money.
Many people, however, choose to not collect the
money, as they just want the criminal off the streets,
Fricks explained.
"This program really works," said Fricks. "They
have worked out all the bugs and it just now depends
on community involvement."
"This is really about the community taking con-
trol and says we're fed up with crime," she continued.
"People complain about crime and bad things hap-
pening in our society, but this program allows citizens
to actually fight crime."
"A Proven Commodity"
While the program includes a partnership with the
VIPD, it is independent of the department, Fricks
added.
"It's a proven commodity," said VIPD Commis-
sioner James McCall. "It has worked in many other
locations and in locations as small and smaller than
ours."
Brochures, with information about obtaining a
membership, are available at the St. John Community
Foundation office on the third floor of The Market-
place, or at www.crimestoppersusvi.org. For more
information call Paul Devine at the St. John Commu-
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St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009 7


Nickbarg Set To Sail in Youth World Championship This Summer


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Sixteen-year-old St. John sail-
ing sensation Max Nickbarg con-
tinues to scale the ranks in the in-
ternational youth racing circuit.
After one regatta, Nickbarg
already secured himself a berth
in the laser youth world sailing
championships in Brazil this sum-
mer.
A strong performance at the
Orange Bowl Regatta in Coco-
nut Grove, Miami, at the end of
December, qualified the Antilles
School junior for the prestigious
2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF
World Championship in Buzios,
near Rio de Janeiro, in July.
"I ended up getting 23rd so I
didn't reach my goal of finishing
in the top 10," Nickbarg said about
his performance in Miami. "But I
did reach my first goal, which was
to qualify for the youth worlds."
Between 15 and 20 knots of
wind are the ideal conditions for
Nickbarg, and the air in Miami
started out looking promising, he
explained.
"It was 15 knots the first day of
racing and then it died down ev-
ery day after that," said Nickbarg.
"That kept me back in the rankings
partially."
With the youth worlds already
booked, Nickbarg is looking ahead
to the Mid Winter's East Regatta


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Max Nickbarg competes in the Orange Bowl in mid-Deccember where he qualified for
the Youth World Championships.


in Clearwater, Florida, at the end
of February for a shot at racing in
the youth laser radial world cham-
pionships in Japan this summer, he
explained.
In addition to racing on the la-
ser radial circuit, Nickbarg is also
a member of the Antilles sailing


team, where he skippers 42_'.. and
FJs. Antilles' racing season will
heat up in February when the team
has several regattas scheduled,
Nickbarg explained.
Splitting his training between
the St. Thomas Yacht Club and
the beach near his Great Cruz Bay


home, Nickbarg dedicates count-
less hours to the sport, yet retains
his love of sailing.
"I like the competition mainly,"
said the young sailor. "And I like
being on the water."
All that time on water, however,
does not interfere with Nickbarg's


grades, a point which his parents
enforce.
"Max really loves to sail com-
petitively and is very committed to
the sport," said his mother, Mary
Nickbarg. "He devotes a good part
of his after school time to being
on the water with an eye toward
his goal of becoming a top racer.
That is subject, however, to a firm
agreement with his parents that
grades come first, then sailing."
"He is a lucky young man as
growing up here has provided him
the opportunity to compete in many
different classes, and the good for-
tune to be coached by some very
accomplished and respected sail-
ors," Mary Nickbarg said.
While the radial grand prix
rankings omit Virgin Islands sail-
ors this year, Nickbarg is still able
to rake up points by performing at
regattas across the country, he ex-
plained.
The St. John sailor spent his
2008 summer traversing Califor-
nia competing in elite regattas. If
all goes well this year, summer
2009 will find Nickbarg represent-
ing the Virgin Islands in Brazil, Ja-
pan and in regattas throughout the
northeast U.S. and Canada.
For more information on the
youth sailing world champion-
ships, check out www.youth-
worlds2009.org and www.sailing.
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Commander's Bugle Call

American Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131


New Officers Elected


By Jerry Runyon
St. John Tradewinds
It is hoped that all enjoyed the Holidays. The
best to all in the New Year from St. John American
Legion Post 131 members.
Post 131 had a great 2008 thanks to all of its
members. 2009 is expected to be another great
year with the hosting of the American Legion Dis-
trict 10 Conference on May 16, 2009 and the Vet-
erans Ball in November of 2009.
The new American Legion St. John Post 131
officers elected on January 10, will be sworn in
at an official ceremony on Saturday, January 17.
The ceremony will take place at the Coral Bay
Agriculture Station on Kings Hill Road at 11 a.m.
District 10 Commander Melbourne Clarke will be
presiding.
All Post members and fellow veterans are en-
couraged to attend. Legionnaires are reminded
to wear the Class B Uniform for the swearing in
ceremony. Should there be a Member or Veteran
without a uniform, however, they are also wel-
come to join in with in the activities. We are all
one.
Post 131 membership continues to grow. We
now have 65 members. 2009 Membership Cards
are available for pick up. All eligible veterans and
current members of the armed forces are welcome
to join American Legion Post 131. Keep those
memberships renewed.
The National Constitution and by laws state
that "annual dues shall be payable by October 20
of each year for the succeeding year." Not renew-
ing by the due date could forfeit the membership
along with the benefits derived as a member of the
American Legion.
Contact Vice Commander Aubrey Sewer for all


details involving the swearing in ceremony at 340-
779-4158.
I want to thank all the members of Post 131
for supporting and putting up with me during my
2007 and 2008 term of office. It has been a great
experience for me and I feel honored to have been
your Commander. As a "Past Commander" I will
do my best to work with the new officers to keep
our Post in the lime light and grow in the future.
We are one.

Your American Legion Post 131,
Working to Serve our Community and Veterans.
God Bless America
and the U.S. Virgin Islands


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New Menu at Cafe Concordia


St. John Tradewinds
A new menu and a breathtak-
ing view of Salt Pond Bay and
beyond attract residents and
guests to Caf6 Concordia now
in its second season.
The restaurant, part of eco-
resort Estate Concordia Pre-
serve, offers casual dining in an
outdoor setting with affordable
prices.
"I learned how to cook from
scratch and I don't know any
other way," said Elizabeth
Muro, chef at Caf6 Concordia.
Muro's family helped her get
a start with a discerning palate.
Her father was a farmer as a boy
in New Jersey, so fresh produce
was the norm. Muro earned her
Cordon Bleu training at Scotts-
dale Culinary Institute and to
cook at restaurants in Santa


Monica, CA, and Cambridge,
MA including Blue Room, Sal
de la Terre and Chez Herni.
Caf6 Concordia offers a
wide array of fresh greens at its
salad bar. To accompany a sal-
ad, Muro prepares each day's
choice of flatbreads - from
smoked gouda and fig with
toasted almonds, tomato, basil
and brie, to pear and gorgon-
zola dressed arugula.
Delicious appetizers and en-
trees such as duck breast and
New York strip steak are avail-
able.
Caf6 Concordia is open
nightly Tuesday through Satur-
day from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and
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St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009 9


Mother Takes On Territory's

Corporal Punishment Law


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While scenes of children being
paddled by administrative officials
in public schools seem to be sto-
ries from a distant past, corporal
punishment is legal in the Virgin
Islands and occurs more often than
one would imagine.
One St. John mother learned of
the practice when her son told her
just before the holiday break that
he had been paddled several times
at his school and that he was not
the only one receiving such pun-
ishment.
Colleen Spinale, who said she
was not informed by the school
staff about the punishment of her
child, told Tradewinds she wants
to change the VI. Code to ban cor-
poral punishment in schools.
Spinale, who said she confront-
ed school and district education
officials, said she was assured by
Department of Education officials
that the practice, while legal, was
not accepted in the territory.
"Superintendent Jeanette Smith-
Barry told me that they don't con-
done corporal punishment and that
it is completely inappropriate,"
she said.
While Department of Education
officials may not condone such
activity, they didn't ease Spinale's
mind and she is spearheading a
movement to change the law.
"I could not send my child back
to public school unless the law
makes corporal punishment ille-
gal," said Spinale. "That way if a
teacher or official hurt my child,
they would be breaking the law.
When you hit a child all you do is
teach them violence."
VI. Code 117.11.130 states, "all
principals and teachers in the pub-
lic schools shall have the right to
exercise the same authority, as to
conduct, and behavior, over pupils
attending their schools during the
time they are in attendance, includ-
ing the time required in going to
and from their homes, as parents,
guardians or persons in parental
relations to such pupils."
While the law clearly states
that corporal punishment is legal,
many parents, including Spinale,
were unaware of the law. Spinale
wants to get the word out that cor-
poral punishment does happen in
VI. public schools.
If any parents does not want
their child hit by a school official,
they have to write a letter stating


"Corporal punish-
ment... has long since
proven that all it does
is teach children that
violence is a viable
means of problem
solving. It simply rein-
forces violence."

- Dr. Iris Kern,
psychologist


their wishes which will be includ-
ed in the student's file, Spinale ex-
plained.
Numerous studies have shown
that corporal punishment rein-
forces violence, according to psy-
chologist Dr. Iris Kem.
"Corporal punishment is way
outdated and the reality is that it
has long since proven that all it
does is teach children that violence
is a viable means of problem solv-
ing," said Kem. "It simply rein-
forces violence. It's a serious issue
that really needs to be dealt with."
"Children are being raised
to believe that it is ok to be vio-
lent," Kern continued. "This may
be a good time and a good way to
change this law."
The issue has sparked rumors
and raised tempers, but Spinale
remains focused on her goal - re-
pealing VI. Code 17.11.130.
"I have spent every waking mo-
ment since I was made aware of
this barbaric act against children
researching corporal punishment
and will not stop until this brutal
and archaic practice is abolished,"
Spinale wrote in a petition circu-
lating across the island. "I have
joined forces with the organization
called PTAVE (Parents and Teach-
ers Against Violence in Education)
and our goal to get corporal punish-
ment abolished nationwide as well
as in the U.S. Virgin Islands."
"I also have a letter to the USVI
Legislature urging the immediate
ban of corporal punishment in all
schools in the territory," Spinale
said. "My focus is to change this
law and nothing else."
DOE officials did not return
calls from Tradewinds requesting
comment on the corporal punish-
ment policy in public schools.
To sign Spinale's petition email
abolishcpinvi@earthlink.net.


HEALTHY TIP: Managing High Blood Pressure


Dr. Elizabeth Barot


High Blood Pressure is a very common disease process affecting
about 1 out of 6 individuals. High blood pressure is also most
common in men over 35 and women over 45, but recent studies
have shown teens and young adults are also developing high
blood pressure at an alarming rate. Other factors of high blood
pressure are obesity, smoking, inherited family and stress traits,
and race. African-Americans are affected by higher rates of high
blood pressure than most races. If not properly controlled, high
blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, bleeding
into the brain and progressive hardening of the arteries. Come
to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on January
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and information on how to manage high blood pressure and live
a longer healthier life.


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An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens




Princess Willow and the King of Thieves


St. John Tradewinds
What happens to a small king-
dom when the overlord is threaten-
ing to get rid of it, and the only way
to not have this happen is for the
king and queen of this small king-
dom to give their daughter's hand
in marriage?
But instead, the daughter is in
love with the cook's son and re-
fuses to take the overlord's hand in
marriage. Well, this is only a little
of what the plot of Princess Wil-
low and the King of Thieves has to
offer.
Written by New England Youth
Theater's founder and director,
Stephen Steams, this amazing sto-
ry has brought many of New Eng-
land's locals to tears of laughter.
Stephen Stearns has been teach-
ing, directing and performing as a
professional clown, mime and ac-
tor for 40 years, and in that period,
he has devoted most of his time to
the youth of New England, as he
strongly believes that young people
can run their own theatre with the
guidance of theatre professionals.
Unlike Romeo and Juliet, Cin-
derella, and The Wizard of Oz, this
play brings both modem and me-
dieval comedy to the table. With a
musical flair and a Monty Python
theme, this play will have the peo-
ple of St. John talking about it for
weeks.
I am sure you are wondering
"what do I mean about the people
of st. John!" Well, Director Ste-
phen Steams has traveled from
Vermont and has taken the chal-
lenge of putting on Princess Wil-
low and the King of Thieves with
20 Gifft Hill students, from grades
5-12.
Students in the theatre organiza-
tion will have eight days to learn


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Malik Stevens


GHS's cast of Princess Willow and the King of Thieves.


all the lines and songs, create sets
and costumes, and impress the
people of St. John with their acting
and singing abilities.
Luckily, to make Stearns' chal-
lenge easier, he has the help of one
of his best actresses, Allie Bliss,
and his head costume and set de-
signer, Sylvianne Shurman (both
of whom are seventeen, home-
schooled and from Vermont).
Alongside these three, there is
local pianist and singer, Luba Dol-
gopolski, who now works at the St.
John School of the Arts.
Eight days to put on a produc-
tion might seem impossible, but as
Director Stearns puts it, "if you go
all day believing it is possible, and
you dream that it is possible, then
it will be possible."
"It is very short, but the students
are nice, eager and very intelli-
gent," Stearns said.
At the age of 65, Steams is one
of the most spirited men out there,
and his enthusiasm and humor has


been very contagious among the
students.
At first the students of Gifft Hill
was a bit skeptical about putting
on a play, yet alone a musical, but
after a day with Steams, they were
anxious to discover what was in
store for them.
These young actors include
Shaiman and Isaac Lalich, Ni-
cole Goldman, Carli Reynolds,
Tristan Ewald, Kanika Liburd,
Monae Clark, Jackson Barry, Joie
Thabeast, Kiara Penn, and many
more.
What began on Wednesday, Jan-
uary 7, will end on Friday, January
16, as the students showcase their
talent in the first of two showings.
The second showing will be on
Saturday, January 17.
Performances will either be at
the St. John School of the Arts or
at the Gifft Hill Lower School, but
no matter where it is, you should
not miss it. It will be a perfor-
mance to remember.


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St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Continumm of Care will con-
duct a Point in Time Count and Survey of the terri-
tory's homeless population on January 31, 2009.
The count is mandated by the US Department of
Housing and Urban Development and is used to jus-
tify the need for federal funding for homeless services
in the territory.


During the count volunteers will survey a sample
of unsheltered homeless persons through one-on-one
interviews to gather critical information to assist in
better determining and serving the needs of the home-
less.
Volunteers are needed to facilitate the count. Any-
one interested should call Catholic Charities of the
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Just My Opinon

by Andrew Rutnik



Ferry Boats: Problems and Solutions


St. John Tradewinds
From the old days of ferry boats danger-
ously racing to the docks at Red Hook or Cruz
Bay, just to beat the competition for loading
customers, to the fully scheduled regulated
industry of today, a lot has changed.
Today there is a reasonably dependable
monopolistic franchise ferry service provid-
ing inter-island transportation which is the
sole link between islands for the public. So
why are both the ferry operators and the pub-
lic not being served by the present system?
One has to go back to the beginning of
the franchise framework which established
today's inter-island transportation system.
The concept was simple - combine the
two ferry boat operators into one exclusive
franchise, place it under the Public Services
Commission, and base ticket prices on costs
of operation.
The first problem encountered was that
the two operators had two completely dif-
ferent business models. One financed a new
fleet of boats based on a guaranteed rate of
return from passenger ticket sale's, the other
maintained their older fleet of vessels and
had little debt on them.
The PSC in approving a reasonable rate of
return, had a difficult time calculating a fare
rate when one needed more money than the
other to achieve profitability. The next prob-
lem was the PSC requirement for unquali-
fied audits to verify expenses and revenues.
Both companies at the time had extensive
business ventures outside of the franchise
operation. These businesses were directly


related to the assets of the franchise - boat
tours, car rentals, and private charters.
The cost allocations for these subsidiaries
were critical in evaluating the two franchi-
see's bottom line on profitability. The PSC
has still not received a satisfactory audit
of these company's financial to determine
what the right fare should be for passengers.
Temporary fares have been approved for
years and fuel surcharges have been recently
added to augment the Ferry Operators rev-
enues.
The inability of providing unqualified
audits has also locked them out of federal
inter modal transportation subsidies that are
provided many jurisdictions for mass tran-
sit. The local government, from time to time,
has promised legislatively approved subsi-
dies, but these were never enough, and only
one has ever been funded.
Today our inter-island transportation is
not serving its customers nor the ferry boat
providers. Complaints about boat employees
are common; scheduled runs have been cur-
tailed or cancelled without concern for the
ridership; boats are sometimes over-crowded
and not suitable for our visitor or locals com-
fort; increased ticket prices; fuel surcharges
and baggage fees have made boat travel very
expensive.
Ferry operators are still not profitable, in-
vestment in new boats is out of reach, com-
petition from barge operations has reduced
ridership, and the PSC has not provided the
leadership necessary to solve these prob-
lems.


To solve these festering problems, a new
approach must be taken soon, or service will
continue to degrade and increased fares will
continue to be born by the passengers.
Unqualified audits must be submitted im-
mediately to the PSC. Independent verifica-
tion of passenger counts and fares charged
must be done. An automated fare system
must be instituted at Red hook and Cruz Bay
-similar to the subway ticket machines in
most cities. This ticketing system should be
installed and operated by the Port Authority
and allow ferry operators to draw weekly
from collected funds.
One low subsidized fare shouldbe charged
for all passengers, thus eliminating the need
for commuter, school, and senior discounts.
This will reduce accounting costs and con-
fusion over who qualifies, as well as make
automated ticketing verifiable and easy.
Federal mass transit funds should be ap-
plied for to subsidize ticket prices or the lo-
cal government should provide reliable and
sufficient subsidies. St John residents or vis-
itors should not be penalized for living on or
visiting St John.
The exclusive franchise should continue
to be protected from other non-franchisee
competition for travel between Red Hook,
Charlotte Amalie and Cruz Bay docks. PSC
should set up service standards that protects
the ferry boat users, and issue fines for any
lapses by operators. If these suggestions are
implemented, then both the ferry boat opera-
tors and the passengers will be well served,
and the quality of service will be upgraded.


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St. John Tradewinds
Steve Simon and the Jazz Islanders
proudly announce they will be host-
ing a CD release party at the Beach
Bar in Wharfside Village in Cruz Bay
on Sunday, January 18, starting at 4
p.m.
"Live At The Beach Bar" is this
world renowned Jazz band's first CD
and was recorded live at the Beach
Bar on St. John over the past 10
months.
The CD features Jazz greats Sally
Smith, Joe Ramsay, Rhett Simmonds,
Dale Harrigan, Conrad Lehfeldt, An-
drew Cameron and Steve Simon.
Guest artists on the album include
Cliff Finch, Bruce Abbott, Steve
Norris and Leon Joyce, Jr.
For the past 9 years, Steve Simon
& The Jazz Islanders have been play-
ing to standing room only audiences
at the Beach Bar on St. John and
everyone is invited to come out and
enjoy an afternoon of fabulous Jazz
right on the beach in Cruz Bay and
help celebrate the release of the new
CD "Live At The Beach Bar."





12 St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009


YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2
EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008


Trackhoe Salvage
Completed in Fish Bay
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 equip-
ment and was not injured.
GBS Students Show
Computer Savvy Thanks
to Waveplace Program
Political Celebrity
Sightings Include
Obama, Bill and
Charles & Camilla


Unity Group
Files Federal
Lawsuit on
Revaluation
The Beach Bar's Allan
MacPhee Apologizes
for Tax Fraud Case
Api 1420 2008


Bluzapalooza Back
from Iraq Tour
Island resident and music pro-
ducer Steve Simon, center, returns
from Iraq, where he and other
musicians entertained U.S. troops.


AG's Office Looking for
Possible Witness to
Alleged Sexual Assault
Api 2127 s:0


Almost $1 Million
Worth of Heavy
Equipment Torched
at Pond Bay Club
Four Construction
Machines at Resort
Site Heavily Damaged

V.I. Fisherman
Fredericks Is
Missing at Sea


St. John Magazine
Spring/Summer Issue
Wows Readers Again


Tourist Dies
Snorkeling Off
Whistling Cay

VIPD Officer Finds
$900 Missing
from Lost Wallet


Free Yoga Olass


Yoga with Sui at Gym In Paradise
every Wednesday at 11t00 AM
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Pond Bay Construction
Start Officially Marked
Groundbreaking Ceremony

Ferry Companies

Cutting Back Runs

Between St. John

and St. Thomas


Truck Accident


This Lew Henley's truck ran off
the straightaway on Route 107
and nearly landed in Coral Harbor
across from Sweet Plantains on
May 16 around 1:30 p.m. The truck
struck a V.I. Water and Power
Authority pole, temporarily cutting
off power in Coral Bay.

Port Authority Considering


School Group Continues ts Options for Completing
. . ..Enighed Pond Facility


rusn Tor viNPr Lana


Affidavit Names New
Suspect in Murder Case


New St. John Post Office Site
Still Awaits Zoning Change



Cruz Bay Is Ranked

Sixth In Worldwide

Resort Destinations


Ferry Companies Protest
PSC Order on Early Run
Transportation Services,
Varlack Ventures File Petition

Skinny Legs Ranks on
Esquire's Best Bars List


A flock
of parrots
Magwas seen
feasting on
ripe mangoes
in the Cruz
Bay area,
including this
one in Estate
Enighed.


Island Parrots Enjoying
Mango Season


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Miss St. John and Princess
Contestants for Festival
Back Row (L to R): Miss St. John Contes-
tants Emory Frett, Danella Bridgewater
and Razzilee Oquendo pose with St. John
Princess contestants (L to R) Alli-Yah
Henry, Ja'Leah Stephens and Stephanie
Caraballo.

Fifth Annual Power

Swim Attracts Most

Swimmers Ever
- 9 : 200


Selengut
Honored


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Award

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Pan-0-Rama 2008
A large crowd packed the Cruz Bay
waterfront on May 31, for Pan-O-Rama.


- 0I:

Ferryboat Operators
Seek Major Fare
Increase for Fuel
Rising Oil Costs Could Require $1 Increase


Gifft Hill School Graduates
10 Seniors at Turtle Bay
New Beginnings for Class of 2008


Veteran Guy
Benjamin
Teacher
Patrice
Harley
Retires After
33 Years of
Teaching


Park for Food Fair and festival coronation
on Sunday afternoon, June 22, which was
named in honor of long-time participant
Yolonda Morton.
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St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009 15


YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2
EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008


Iue3-Jl 6, 2008:


Scatliffe Village Opens
with Excitement
Calabash Boom
Town Homes
Set for June 30
Groundbreaking
Summertime Demand
Holds Island Resorts,
Rentals Steady


Jahlil Ward Is
Arrested for Jamie
Cockayne Murder


Feathers, Beads and
Music Fill St. John
Festival Parade
Dancing Indians, stone age rev-
elers, costumed majorettes and
African warriors thrilled the crowd
in Cruz Bay during the Festival
Parade on Friday, July 4.


Disgraced Billionaire
Epstein Leaves
"Little St. Jeff's"
for Sex Crime Time
Jul 1420 s:0


Four BVI Men Arrested
for Possessing Stolen St.
John Vessels and Gear

Gas Prices Top

$5 in Cruz Bay

and Coral Bay


St. John Donkeys
Rounded Up for
St. Croix Races


DPNR Approves
Bordeaux Estates
Group Dwelling

VIPD Forming
St. John Auxiliary

Catastrophic
Failure at WAPA's
Cruz Bay Plant
Cruz Bay Creek To Take
Name of Boating Legend
Capt. Victor W. Sewer


Dick Solberg
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The Sun


mountain
Fiddler
The Sun Mountain
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A Musical Drama
Friday, January 16th 7:30pm * Saturday, January 17th 2:00pm

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16 St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009


YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2
EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008


SAugust - 7, 2


Secretary of Interior
Tours St. John
U.S. Secretary of Interior Dirk
Kempthorne concluded his first
visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands with
a tour of the V.I. National Park on
St. John with National Park Service
and Territorial officials.

Abandoned Illegal
Boat in Brown Bay
Hikers alerted VI. National Park offi-
cials of an abandoned vessel on the beach
in Brown Bay last week.
VINP officials found the 28-foot boat
with twin 200-hp engines around 9:30 a.m.
on August 18, but think the boat was aban-
doned on August 17 by human traffickers,
according to VINP enforcement ranger Da-
vid Homer.


I u %.-iai oa . " uu Tax Assessor's Office
Planner Declines Sends Out 2006

Gaming Destination Property Tax Bills
Parrot Club Opens Despite Injunction

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Lindy's Failing Health
Raises Family and
Community Concerns


DOMTS wasn Asnore
Two sailboats washed ashore
on Chocolate Hole beach in front
of the Pond Bay Resort develop-
ment last week after heavy rains
and winds tattered the territory as
Hurricane Hannah passed north
of the islands. The territory has
been spared major impact from
the hurricanes which have nar-
rowly missed the islands in recent
weeks.

Students and Teachers
Kick Off New School
Year With Spirit

Several Hundred
VINP Forest Research
Plots Vandalized


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Judge Joins

Cases of Three

Defendants in

Murder Trial
Boston, Thomas
and Ward To Be
Tried Together in
Cockayne Case


10-wheel Dump Truck
Flips and Spills Fuel
on Estate Maho Bay
TPL-owned Property

Barshinger To Face
Sen. Wesselhoft for
Senator at Large


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EPA Awards $300,000
Grant to CBCC to Fight
Stormwater Pollution
August 11-2i4,2008


St. John Welcomes
Dr. Elizabeth
Barot Back Home
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EVERYTHING


THAT HAPPENED IN 2008


Stobe- 61 2i:


GHS Awards Scholarships
WAPA To Reduce Water,
Power Bills by 18 Percent
O to- I13 -


Jahlil Ward


Jahlil Ward Found
Guilty of Jamie
Cockayne Slaying
Assault Charges
Against Anselmo
Boston and Kamal
Thomas Upheld


Coral Bay Man
Arrested in Airport
Cocaine Bust
Lorenzo Liburd charged
after 4.75 pounds are found

Appeals Court Upholds
2006 V.I. Tax Bills


Hurricane Omar
Skims Past St. John
Category 3 storm passes
to the east, sparing the
island from major damage


A NEAR MISS
The foundation and first floor of a par-
tially- constructed home below Supreme
Corner on Centerline Road in Estate Pas-
tory, collapsed and slid down the hillside
onto the driveway of a neighboring house
Wednesday afternoon, October 15, as Hur-
ricane Omar approached the island.
DPW officials are concerned about the
condition of the roadbed above the site.
IBM Selected To Build New
911 Systems for Territory;
No St. John System Planned
O tob- - ovm- I2, -


Elaine I. Sprauve Library
Gets New Coat of Paint

Roundabout:
Road closures set for
next construction phase


YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2


SAVE THE DATE:


February 21, 2009
Evening-time at the Westin Resort


St. John's first ever


DANCE-A-THON


Benefiting the St. John School of the Arts


St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009 17


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Join us for Pintner in the Ieracioius Center Courtyard of Mongoose Juncetion,
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Stuff like Steak FajIta Tacos Orilled Ahi Tuna Caesar gourmet Personiual Pizza.
Certified Aiigqus Cheeseburqcrs, Sournimct Personal Pizzas 6, more!
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email: crandall.laurie@yahoo.com
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18 St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009


St. John Tradewinds
Senior Protection Specialist Schuler Brown re-
tired on December 31, 2008, after 27 years of ser-
vice with the National Park Service.
All of his years were served in the Virgin Islands,
which includes St. John, St. Thomas, Hassel Island
and St. Croix.
Brown began his career as a maintenance worker
in January of 1982 on the island of St John. In 1985
he attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training
Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia and served as a
Park Ranger, Supervisory Park Ranger, Chief Park
Ranger, and finally as a Senior Protection Special-
ist.
Brown was part of the Management team and
played a role in the management decision process.
Throughout his career, he has been a dedicated and
committed law enforcement officer collaborating
with local and Federal agencies. He was involved in


activities such as marine patrols, search and rescue
operations, helicopter over-flights, law enforcement
training and seminars, school and community pro-
grams, recruitments, Presidential and other digni-
tary's visits to the islands.
Brown was instrumental in the installation of
the alarm and camera system throughout the Park.
Thehighlight of his career was assisting the Secret
Service with security, both on land and water, for
President Clinton during both of his visits to the Vir-
gin Islands.
Brown received a career diploma in Wild Life and
Forestry from the North American School of Con-
servation in Scranton Pennsylvania, and earned his
Associate degree in Police Science, Bachelor of Arts
in Social Sciences, and a Masters in Public Admin-
istration from the University of the Virgin Islands.
He also served in the Virgin Islands National Guard
for 15 years.


Inter-Island Boat Services, Inc.
PO. Box 548
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 00831
Phone: (340) 776-6597
Fax: (340) 693-7166

"Connecting the BVI and USVI"
Tortola - Everyday
Departs
Departs St. John West End, Tortola

8:30 a.m. 7 days a week 9:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 7 days a week 12: 15 a.m.
3:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and Sat. 4:15 p.m.
4:30 p.m. Sunday Only (no 3:30 on Sun.) 5:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Friday Only (no 3:30 on Fri.) 5:30 p.m.

Jost Van Dyke - Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only
Departs Departs Departs
Red Hook, St. Thomas St. John Jost Van Dyke
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m.
2:00 p.m. 2:20 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Virgin Gorda - Thursday & Sunday Only
Departs Departs Departs
Red Hook, St. Thomas St. John Virgin Gorda
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Proof of Citizenship is required. Acceptable IDs are current
Passports. Check-in time is a half an hour before departure.


Adopt the Future!
Adopt An Artist
Adopt A Dancer
Adopt A Musician
To Become A Parent,
Contact St John School of the Arts
We have students already enrolled who need
your support OR You may know a child who
would like to be a part of SJSA Family
779-4322


SEND LETTERS TO: editor@tradewinds.vi


In Memoriam















John Gibney

February 6, 1954-
January 14, 2003

The island has a heavy
heart, our gentle giant
has died.
1 Everyone I saw today
spoke of John and cried.
- Anne Marie









John Gibney with son
Tommy at Gibney Beach
in 2000.






Photo by G. Singer



VINP Senior Protection Specialist Shuler Brown Retires












Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Reader Reacts To William Gross's Letter to the Editor


Editor:
As an occasional reader of the Tradewinds news-
paper I can only marvel at the recent editorial com-
ment written recently by a William Gross complain-
ing about the treatment of John McCain.
I suppose that if McCain was a bit more credible
in his campaign, particularly in a running mate, he
would have been treated more kindly by the supposed
70% of the population in St. John. He not only lost


credibility in picking an ex-Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska,
but also the mess this country is now finding itself in.
We can only hope Mr. Obama can do something about
it before it is too late.
Mr. Gross' 30% pro Mcain (allegedly) Is far out-
weighed by 'the other 70%'.
I for one am one of the other 70% and glad of it.
Richard Bauman
Jupiter, FL


Maho Bay Memories


Editor:
Here is a picture of the trailer
and screen porch located at Maho *--
Bay. Paul Boulon and his wife Lei-
la lived here until he built a home
across the road.
The picture is from the 1970s,
maybe 1977. I've shown it to sev-
eral old-timers and they remember
it.
The street sign is - Park Ave,
to the beach, 42nd Street is the
road. -
Rene Servant

Political Axioms for Both Republicans and Democrats


Editor:
If you don't read the newspa-
per you are uninformed; if you do
read the newspaper you are mis-
informed.
- Mark Twain
Suppose you were an idiot. And
suppose you were a member of
Congress.... But then I repeat my-
self.
- Mark Twain
I contend that for a nation to
try to tax itself into prosperity is
like a man standing in a bucket
and trying to lift himself up by the
handle.
- Winston Churchill
A government which robs Peter
to pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul.
- George Bernard Shaw
Democracy must be ...ii, ,. thi
more than two wolves and a sheep
1. ini, on what to have for dinner
- James Bovard
Foreign aid might be defined as
a transfer of money from poor peo-
ple in rich countries to rich people
in poor countries.
- Douglas Casey
Giving money and power to


government is like giving whiskey
and car keys to teenage boys.
- P.J. O'Rourke
Government is the great fiction,
;i,. ,iih which everybody endeav-
ors to live at the expense of every-
body else.
- Frederic Bastiat,
French Economist (1801-1850)
I don't make jokes... I just watch
the government and report the
facts.
- Will Rogers
In general, the art of govern-
ment consists of taking as much
money as possible from one party
of the citizens to give to the other.
- Voltaire (1764)
Just because you do not take an
interest in politics does 't mean
politics won't take an interest in
you!
- Pericles (430 B.C.)
No man ' life, liberty, or prop-
erty is safe while the legislature is
in session.
- Mark Twain (1866)
Talk is cheap...except when
Congress does it.
- Unknown
The inherent vice of capital-


ism is the unequal sharing of the
blessings. The inherent blessing of
socialism is the equal sharing of
misery.
- Winston Churchill
The only difference between a
tax man and a taxidermist is that
the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-Mark Twain
The ultimate result of shielding
men from the effects of folly is to
fill the world with fools.
- Herbert Spencer,
English Philosopher (1820-
1903)
There is no distinctly Native
American criminal class...save
Congress.
- Mark Twain
What this country needs are
more unemployed politicians.
- Edward Langley,
Artist (1928 - 1995)
A government big enough to
give you ,.'.. ,. ilth.. you want, is
strong enough to take i... h i,.-
you have.
- Thomas Jefferson

Submitted by
Zdenek Hruza, St. John


St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009 19




St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


2008
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 18
Under Investigation: 18
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 67
Under Investigation: 67
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 68
Under Investigation: 68
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


2009
TO-DATE
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
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: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Grand Larcenies: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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Editor's Note: St. John Tradewinds' Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department's
Leander Jurgen Command Incident Log, an unofficial record of calls to the Cruz Bay station, reports
and arrests on St. John.





20 St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009


YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2
EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008


Trinidad Charlie In
Spotlight with New
Chesney Album


Geezer Snorkeling Society
Cleaning Area Beaches
November 10-16, 2008


Obama, Obama,
Obama, Obama!


Barshinger Regains
Senator at Large Seat
from Wesselhoft
Noeme 17-23 2008


Lindy Frazer

Laid To Rest


World War II
Vets Recall Roles
in the Great War
Pine Peace Court
Under Water Again

Zone Change for New
Post Office Location
Moving Forward


I Deeme 1-7 2008


Third Issue of
St. John Magazine
Offers Different View

Michael Abraham
Found Not Guilty of
Alston Smith Murder
Osprey Wins Class in
Thanksgiving Regatta
Ospreytook first place in
PHRF Class in the 27th annual
Thanksgiving Regatta


Samuel Earns Full
Ride To Wesleyan
Government Chips In
$800,000 for New
$1M Ambulance Boat


St. John CZM Committee
Approves Pond Bay Club
Beach Enrichment
Pan Dragons Thrill
Crowd During Concert


Sussman Donates
for Telemedicine
at MKSCHC

With Renovations
on Time, Library To
Reopen in February


M AR I A S T E P A N I S H
0 P E N M R T E D E N A N E
OPENMC 0 RATE N D PENANC0 U S E
GALLO N P R I NEUT E
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H 0 URO F N EED U T SUT A B S
UNSAFE LA W I LES EL LA
ASE A Y T I C LLD I E DUMBUG
I T ASJ I T E W BO G GGED
T H F E E T W EEK L E N D L
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St. John Police Report



Land Line Emergency No: 911

Cellular Emergency No: 340-776-9110

St. John Police Department: 340-693-8880

St. John Fire Service: 340-776-6333

Friday, January 2 someone stole items from her 9:00 a.m. - An Estate Man-
10:30 p.m. - An Estate Great bag in the area of Estate Enighed. dahl resident p/r that someone
Cruz Bay resident c/r someone Grand larceny. stole his wallet out of his back-
entered into his residence. Bur- 8:30 p.m. - A citizen r/ some- pack. Grand larceny.
glary in the second, one stole her purse in the area of 9:54 a.m. - The owner of
Saturday, January 3 Estate Enighed. Grand larceny. Mumbo Jumbo c/r a break-in at
4:35 p.m. - A citizen c/r that Monday, January 5 said establishment. Burglary in
someone was selling marijuana 8:10 a.m. - A citizen c/r shots the third.
in the Cruz Bay area. Possession fired in the area of Estate Pastory Thursday, January 8
of a controlled substance with by the bridge. Homicide. 9:00 a.m. - A doctor at My-
intent to distribute. 3:00 p.m. - An Estate Ren- rah Keating Smith Community
5:15 p.m. - Badge #1099 p/ at dezvous resident p/r that he was Health Center c/requesting po-
Jurgen Command with one De- threatened by a male in the area lice assistance with a patient
von David Cooke under arrest of the Valley. Disturbance of who has been assaulted. Acci-
and charged with possession of a the peace, threats. dental injury.
controlled substance with intent Tuesday, January 6 9:50 a.m. -A citizen c/request-
to distribute. 11:10 p.m. - A citizen c/r ing an over-turned vehicle on
6:52 p.m. - A citizen c/ that shots fired in the area of Estate Centerline Road near Bordeaux
two cars were involved in a col- Pastory. Unfounded. Mountain. Auto accident.
lision at the bridge in Estate Pas- Wednesday, January 7 10:35 a.m. - An Estate Pas-
tory. Auto accident. 12:50 a.m. - An Estate Caro- tory resident p/r that someone
Sunday, January 4 lina resident c/r a male at his unknown destroyed his fence
2:20 p.m. - An Estate Great residence creating a distur- and the wall to his property. De-
Cruz Bay resident p/r that she bance. Disturbance of the peace, struction of property.
lost her bag. Lost bag. threats. 4:15 p.m. - A citizen p/r that
2:52 p.m. -An Estate Enighed 6:50 a.m. - A Coral Bay resi- her residence was burglarized.
resident p/r she was threatened dent c/r her vehicle missing Burglary in the third.
by her ex-boyfriend. Distur- from the area behind Love City 8:45 p.m. - A citizen p/r that
bance of the peace, DV. Mini Mart. Unauthorized use of his vehicle was damaged while
6:00 p.m. - A citizen p/r that vehicle, parked. Auto accident.


Can You Find It?


St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009 21



Community Calendar



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


Tuesday, January 13
The St. John Historical Society will host a potluck supper and
senior panel at Bethany Moravian Church Hall beginning at 6 p.m.
on Tuesday, January 13. Members will be joined by a group of the
island's senior culture bearers and expect to have rare recordings
of old-time steel-pan and V.I. Folk music.
Thursday, January 15
Dr. Sarah Gray of the University of San Diego will make a brief
presentation, "Impacts of Development on Sedimentation in St.
John's Bays" at the new Pavilion at Concordia Eco Resort in Coral
Bay, Thursday, January 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 17
The St. John Historical Society will explore Botany Bay at the
far western tip of St. Thomas on Saturday January 17. This almost
400 acre estate was owned for many decades by the Corning fam-
ily, and was rarely seen by any Virgin Islanders. There are exten-
sive plantation ruins, as well as a Taino site on the property. David
Knight will lead this adventure.
Attendees will take the 9:15 a.m. ferry to Charlotte Amalie,
where they'll be met by taxi vans, which will return them to Char-
lotte Amalie in mid-afternoon.
An update will be given on the success of some the organiza-
tion's current projects and an update on the status of other projects.
Goals for 2009 will also be set.
Sunday, January 18
St. John Racquet Club is hosting a Junior Tennis Clinic for ages
5 through 18 on Sunday, January 18, and every Sunday after, from
2 to 4 p.m. at the Cruz Bay public courts for $5. Contact Patrice
Harley for more information at 776-6643.
Tuesday, January 20
Coral Bay business interests will host their third meeting Tues-
day, January 20, at 8:45 a.m. at Shipwreck Restaurant, co-hosted
by the Coral Bay Community Council and the St. Thomas/St. John
Chamber of Commerce. There will be a brief business meeting,
followed by a discussion with VI. Police Department Commis-
sioner James McCall about police coverage and public safety.
January 22 and 23
Anyone who has ever felt like they can't stick to their goals
and resolutions should clear their calenders on January 22 and 23,
when Angela Alfieri will be hosting a Vedic Odyssey featuring
Hindu priest and meditation teacher, Sri Dandapani at the Westin
Resort and Villas conference room. The workshop will run both
days from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, January 31
On Saturday, January 31, Friends of the Park will be celebrating
their 20th anniversary with a gala hosted by Rob Blakeney at his
spectacular villa, Presidio del Mar, on the point at Peter Bay.



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
Monday, 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 Bay.

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.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann


Can you find the iguana hiding in this picture?








22 St. John Tradewinds, January 12-18, 2009


PREMIER Crossword


By Frank A. Longo


3 Sail Church
10 Sunday
Bellevue Community Center

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

Bethany Moravian Church
Cruz Bay, St. John
11 a.m., Sunday School
776-6291

Calvary Baptist Church
13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304
Sunday School 10 a.m.,
Sunday evening 6 p.m.,
Thursday 7 p.m.

Christian Ministry
Cinnamon Bay Beach
Inter-Denominational
Sunday 8:30 a.m.

Christian Science Society
10:45 a.m. 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. 776-6315

Emmaus Moravian Church
Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m.
776-6713


Jehovah's Witness
7:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursdays,
10 a.m. Sunday
(no contact information given)

Missionary Baptist Church
9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45
Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m.
Bible Study 693-8884

Nazareth Lutheran Church
Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m.
776-6731

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
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.
776-6339

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830

Seventh Day Adventist
Saturday. 779-4477

St. John Pentecostal Church
Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:30 p.m.,
Thursday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.
779-1230

St. Ursula's Episcopal Church
Sunday, 8:30 a.m.
Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.
777-6306

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332

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


Fer Sceue


CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY
Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.

CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE


Leaves Cruz Bay
7:15 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m.
3:45 p.m.


Leaves Charlotte Amalie
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.


TIME
MARCHES ON

ACROSS
1 Callas and Montessori
7 Armor piece
12 Dali's tongue
19 Like live events at
which audience mem-
bers may perform
21 Gave a PG to, e.g.
22 Atoning punishment
23 "I'll be right there!"
25 Stimulating thing
26 View slyly
27 Diary
28 "Sure - standing
here!"
30 Police car wailers
31 Fuel usage measure
35 Mail in
39 Military gp.
40 Plains tribe
41 Chair part
42 When aid is most wel-
come
45 Drawn tight
47 Gobs' mops
52 Risky
53 Trial topic
55 Dots in the Seine
57 Fitzgerald of jazz fame
58 Sad occasion in
"American Pie"
63 Suffix with urban
66 "Nothing is - seems"
67 Fleeced female
68 Mired, with "down"
69 Hand digit
71 When military ship
crews dock and
become tourists in big
cities


76 Tennis great Ivan
77 Valiant
79 The - degree
80 It's between abril and
junho
82 Edinburgh-London dir.
83 1987 drama star-
ring Colin Firth and
Kenneth Branagh
89 Egyptian Christian
90 God of love
91 Unvarnished
92 Words before "shoppe"
96 Red as -
98 Apartment next to the
super's, perhaps
100 Period in school just
before graduation
103 Abundant
105 Round fig.
107 Campus e-mail
ender
108 Cruel beast
109 Game show with
"instant bargains"
115 Towed
116 1973 Toni Morrison
novel
117 It's charged
118 Central Florida city
123 Korean, e.g.
125 Y2K problem
128 Pricey gem
129 Actor Ryan
130 Produce reproductive
eggs
131 Baja shawls
132 Comic Foxx and oth-
ers
133 Shows ill will toward
DOWN
1 - scale (mineral hard-
ness gauge)
2 Per item


3 Lean (on)
4 - -Chinese
5 In a group of
6 Trespass
7 Ragu rival
8 Fond du -
9 Glass raiser's words
10 Sawbuck
11 Munster kid
12 Body shop?
13 Iran, once
14 Rubs oil on
15 Pacific island nation
16 Atlas blowup
17 Vista
18 "His" partner
20 Kind of radio show
24 Figure out
29 Officer under Capt.
Kirk
32 Product-pitching charg-
es
33 Greet nonverbally
34 Doles (out)
35 Moo - pork
36 Seeming eternity
37 Greek N's
38 "Phooey!"
43 Words after force or
creature
44 Tarzan player Ron
46 Singer Mann
48 Pie section
49 Puts straight
50 Extorts from
51 Cowboy's perch
54 "... - you like it or
not!"
56 Bro or sis
59 "What's the -?"
60 E. Coast ocean
61 "Ick!"
62 One dyeing
63 Cornell site


64 Mafia
65 Italy's home
70 - Carlo
72 - nous (between us)
73 Verb ending in the
Bible
74 Ostrich kin
75 Its cap. is Topeka
78 Dance move, when
tripled
81 "Give - best shot!"
84 "Toodle-oo!"
85 Opuses for nine
86 Social class
87 Be liable to
88 Up-and-down toy
93 Thigh locale
94 Patriotic women's gp.
95 Afore
97 Place for a high nest
99 Direct path
101 "Cast the - the
right side of the ship":
John 21:6
102 "Beats me"
104 Element #53
106 Climbed
109 "Wake Up Little -
110 Make - out of
(refute)
111 Andes beast
112 Comedy
113 Physicist Bohr
114 "What are - to?"
115 Hip abodes
119 Nero's 951
120 Blind as -
121 Guitar kin
122 Gets old
124 DJ's array
126 Small fellow
127 OR tubes


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Classifieds


Watersports Jobs!

Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba, snor-
keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing water-
sports company has immediate openings:
* Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
* Retail Store Staff
* PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


(ACC) ANIMAL CARE CENTER has 1 immediate opening
for employment: Kennel Technician for Dogs - PART-TIME
5 DAYS A WEEK. This is a "hands-on" positions with ACC
Animals. Applicants must be dependable, responsible, love ani-
mals and not afraid to handle animals. Please Call 774-1625 or
come on over and speak to Connie Joseph about the position.




Short Term Johns Folly beautiful 1 BR masonry home.
Ocean views, complete privacy, well equipped, W/D.
$1200/week. www.AffordableStJohn.com (518) 251-9989


Looking to relocate or just spend your holiday season
in the Virgin Islands? This is the place. Love City Cruz
Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Completely furnished
long or short term. Sleeps up to 4 people. Adults only.
No pets, no smoker. Conveniently located to shops,
restaurants, beach. Great sunset view.
For more details call 340-514-6248 or 340-693-7557


Paradise Now
The Retreat, St. John, USVI
This stunning pavilion-style villa
combines breathtaking architec-
ture with a pristine natural setting
beside the national park. Features
include .88 acre waterfront lot
with private beach, landscaped
grounds, lap pool, hot-tub, and
sweeping ocean views from every
room. Assessed at $2.3M asking
under $1.6M. For details, visit:
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boulon cent-r

COMPLETE

GLASSES
$79 Single Vision
$109 Bifocals

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


RELIABLE TV
RELIABLE
INTERNET
Satellite services from
Dish Network &
Hughesnet. Always on.
There when you need it.
340 779 4001
sloopjones @sloopjones.com


RELIABLE MOBILE
AUTO REPAIR
Professional and experi-
enced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Suspensions, Shocks,
Alternators, Timing Belts,
General Engine, Repair,
Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed.
Call 227-9574


TWO GUYS AUTO
& MARINE REPAIR
60 years experience,
all types of repair to
custom builds and
fabrication. Also engine
and trans replacement.
Great stateside parts
supplier.
Call 776-3455


TILE BY DESIGN
Professional tiling
services available on St.
John (Marbel, Porcelain,
Ceramic) Contact Jeff
today at (340) 344-5334


2 BD/2 BA- one of the
best fully furnished luxury
apartments on Gift Hill.
Outstanding attention to
detail. $3,000/mo + utilities.
Call 340-690-6049


(2) 2 bedroom, 2 baths.
All appliances, A/C, W/D,
furnished or un-furnished.
First, last and security.
Call 775-7561.


3 BR/2 BA home with
W/D on Bordeaux Mt.,
ocean view. Call Ron at

rdoh4107@aol.com


Long term lease
- 3 Bed/3 Bath island
home, situated atop
Bordeaux Mtn.
Available January 1.
$2,500 + utilities.
Call 732-222-0676
for appt. to view; email:
mark@amarkofexcellence.com


Large 1 bedroom apt.
overlooking quiet Coral
Bay, A/C, W/D, TV, no
pets, no smoking. Call Big
Al 779-4120 or 690-0605.




I build highly quali-
fied Big Wood homes,
decks, additions,
remodeling - Have
model to view.
Want one?
John Littlechild
(340) 693-5772


-marketplace
Office Spaces Available
From 181 to 980 s/f
Retail Spaces Available
From 200 to 808 s/f
The Marketplace is a full
service retail/office com-
plex with full generator
back-up power, handicap
access, plenty of parking,
short walk to town and
great tenants.
Call Barbara at 776-6455
for an appointment


STORAGE:
SECURED LOCKERS
Sizes to 10' x 12',
Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445
www.properyachts.com


Cruz Bay Offices
Reasonable Rates, Bright,
secure building, Ample
parking, First Month Free
693-7040


Award-winning restaurant
business on St. John
available. Turnkey
operation, fully equipped,
water views, good lease.
$185,000. Principals only.
340-998-2952
www. stoneterrace.com


COMMONS


Brand New Office
& Retail Space

AVAILABLE
Excellent Location right
next to Westin! Ideal spaces
remaining for office & retail,
ample parking, generator.
Immediate Occupancy
1ST MONTH FREE RENT
FOR BUILD-OUT
Call 732-489-3264
GreenleafHolding aol.com




'96 NISSAN PATHFINDER
4WD, auto, 20" chrome rims,
black, tint, CD, sun roof,
135k, runs great! PRICE
REDUCED! $7,900.
340-690-2420.

2006 JEEP WRANGLER
Yellow, hardtop, extended
length, 4x4, A/C, CD player,
hardly driven with very low
mileage. $19,500.00 or OBO
(860) 912-3718

2000 CHEVY BLAZER
4-door, automatic, 4WD,
low mileage, pewter color,
radio/cassette player.
$4,500.00 or OBO
Call 340-776-6496


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Marina Market
Cruz Bay
1st Stop Convenience
Baked in the Sun
Book & Bean
Connections
C&D Bakery
Deli Grotto


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Gallows Point
The Mail Center
Nature's Nook
Papaya Cafe
Starfish Market

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Caneel Bay Resort
Cinnamon Bay


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Pine Peace Market
Westin Resort
Coral Bay
Connections East
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Business Directory


Accommodations
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
www.carefreegetaways.com

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

Century Hill Estates Vacation Rentals
(340) 779-1804; 340-227-6688
www.centuryhillestates.com

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

A/C & Refrigeration
Charlie Rock A/C & Refrigeration
Sales, Service & Installation
tel. 714-5977 or 643-1585 (cell)

Architecture
Coral Bay Design Buidl
340-779-7445
www.coralbaydesignbuild.comrn

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

Banking
FirstBank
Most Convenient Bank in the V.I.
Cruz Bay Branch, 340-776-6881

Scotiabank
#1 Mortgage Lender in the VI
The Marketplace (340) 776-6552


Beauty
The Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa
tel. 776-0774 Hair, nails, massage,
waxing, villa services and more.

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

Contractors
Breckinridge Custom Homes
tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264
Web-based project reports and pictures

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

Galleries
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

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

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

St. John Eye Care - 779-2020
Complete eye care, 27 years serving
Virgin Islanders, Dr. Craig Friedenberg

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

Gym in Paradise
3rd floor Marketplace
776-0600, M-Sat 6-9 Sun 6-12

Westin Resorts & Villas
Spa Services
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904


Insurance
Theodore Tunick & Company
Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002
www.theodoretunick.com

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

Jewelry
R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455
pattongold.com, C li u pixtoiiniold coinl

Landscaping
Alfredo's Landscaping
tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971
P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831

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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

Real 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
info@cruzbayrealty.com

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

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

John McCann & Associates
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
sold@teamsanmartin.com
www.teamsanmartin.com

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

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

Restaurants
Concordia Cafe
Dinner 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday
Just above Salt Pond 693-5855

Larry's Landing
"A Pour Your Own Bar"
Located in Cruz Bay

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

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

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

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

Services
The Marketplace
Everything you need in one place

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

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







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MongooseJunction
TON 340-693-7325
340-693-7331 fax
Coral Bay
.rom a s eed. fU 340-774-7962
/a tr grows 340-777-5350 fax
WOR www.towncountryusvi.com
tcusvi@islands.vi
REAL ESTATE, INC P. .Box191, St.John, VI 00831


SECLUDED NORTH SHORE RETREAT is
bordered by National Park lands w/ stunning
views of Leinster Bay, Annaberg Sugar Mill,
Tortola & gorgeous clear waters of Mary's Creek.
3 bedrms, 3 baths w/ a large & comfortable deck
perfect for outdoor entertaining & living. Lot size
0.765+/- acre, W-1 zoning w/restrictions 2.65m


PISTARCLE COTTAGE 0.50+/ acre,
R-1, Hansen Bay, 180 degree views down
Drakes , i- - . h l. ._ many BVI islands.
Two bedroom, two bath with pool..$995,000


6A-1-1 STQUACO&ZIMMERMAN 0.4592 acre, $350,000, moderate grade, lovely views
of Johnson Bay to Hurricane Hole. Watch your own boat at anchor!
5C-1 FRIIS - 0.38+/-acre, R-2 zoning. $495,000. Atop a headland with expansive eastern
views of Round Bay, Flanagan Island to the BVI's, this parcel enjoys lean air, ocean breezes.
Adjacent waterfront parcel available for $895,000.
449 CHOCOLATE HOLE - 0.45+/-acre, R-2, $419,000. Price reduction on this desirable
North Chocolate Hole Parcel.
7CC CAROLINA - 0.50+/-acre, R-1 zoning. $500,000. Private parcel with underground
utilities and paved estate road access has sweeping views of Coral Harbor, Bordeaux and beyond.
Driveway and house site have been excavated.

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home ini upscale Chocolale Hole
North warn Ig pool deck with Wa
eastem exposure to catch~ the
tradewind breezes, water views
of Hart EBay arnd [ri,: South
Share. minutes fromi Cruz Day
and a shorxt walk to the Westini
ReoflFeatures iindude mahog-
anM Ibi, hand painted siinks,
Stone arches and vaulted caiI-
irigs. screened gaI~ery, arched
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NOW REDUCED -$999143


"Casa Do Palmas" Caom
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anid sunset views, easy access
an quiet dead end rod paved
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easily aoms.ed by paved
punicDi road in Estate Glucks-
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feattiug two bedroom suites.
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and dipping pool. Separate
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construction offers fle~bi~kt in
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'VOYAGES BUILDING' - Rame opporiunry Lo own a corr~ibiation oomme cialfresideitiaI property
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U'i,. parcel affords one a privtac sekldomr found in a walerifont propety- A short walk to Roof Bay
beach and a shiod drive to Ciuz lBay on mostly paved r-oads. $2.499M


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(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320
www.stjohnproperties.com
/E Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix

SADIE SEA - Wonderful oppor-
Sni i.. ..mi .d operate an estab-
Ih.li. I Ii.. i -i boat. Currently doing-
IA ll, III Ill l.i -snorkel/sight-seeing
II Ii , ., Ii. N I'S Reef Bay hike return
111I h- IIIl I.Ly. $100,000


FISH BAY - Private and se-
cluded setting, two large decks
overlooking Fish Bay and the Ca-
ribbean Sea. Four bedroom, two
bath villa, comfortably sleeps up
to 12, breathtaking views of Fish
- Bay! (I.II,.h1, in rental program.
$699,000


GRIU NWALD - Handyman's
S i..*. I.1' Live there while you
li\ II il-I Reduced to $185,000


DEVELOPMENT
PROPERTY
R-2 parcel overlooking Cruz Bay,
mature rolling hills, knoll tops
and sunset views over St. Thomas.
9.45 Acres $6.2 Million
LAND
Several .25 to .50 acre parcels with
water views starting at $295K


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kfi AkEA URE D LISTIlNGS


INCREDfBLIE past, present EXQUISITE SRR. , S5 A^ "CAR]-BEB
and fulurc rental bislory. sl;LItchy Villa it Virgin tifand Zha w " Inl'
Amzingj 2BR 22 1uiI Esiates boas I'fanilastiL view nikti Ltbr.
wi It of1 Great Cruz Bay to S. luwn yrL pr
a ,ilrn[ , Thoinla in T1ludcs the hiig bIc BcautLfel
ma. 5 C. aribbean oe*an qLUliTy finishes y~u' expfeci Caribbtan
views. Large brick patio pooL i t Lhin talii milla ioit *Filif T'lnmat W1i
arca. Now just S1,025,000. neLghborhood. $2,199,999. ICra'J his
^..JB H, ---------HOMES-------
L , QOW1BR PILTIit.RAY 4 L!R. DRASTIC R DUCTIONI
& 4.5 BA villa exceplionally This popaulr 3br, 3ba
ft|urntIshd wilh laIgj pool vacaliin vilLa with great
'id IPacafCd JutL leCp1 away C('aflhhbn flaTr iha
a from A .ntLaded w iue amCziig p4anoramiC wtter
W,!^ --""sandy bteab. $6,00D,000. view Now 3nly $459,000-.


ANA" villa 11s tbr
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Iba unit. CI*se to
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panoramic sunset
water vicws to St.
A11 very impresscvec
tny. $1,495,000.


TWO HOMES nearing completion. A 2br, Zba and Lbr. ]ba collage. Eluge views. JusI I91O5,000-
BONUSil Priva1e wCll taiTiurined hi O n in Cra F pay wirth an EXTRA ItOT' ONLY $425,000.
CONDOMINIUMS
Developer Units GRANDE BAY luxury MUST SEEt REDUCEDt
hcttlchrorp. d.evcl, Wl]kt C This 2BR. 1.5BA wnit is
Iunu frm Ihes t2)2br 2 just one mnil" from Cruz
units starling al 75,OOD000. ay- AmrilaZig tun$se water"
Ajid, (2) 3br 2ba units vievi, o-versioeLtd vcra ad
starling at tl.100000l . and huge pool. 5549,000-
GRANDE BAY *Assignment of Contract" Pentciouse unit slill available ror JUST..... $875.000-
WHY RENT - Sunset RLdge 2 new Ibr, LbE units w/ hugc water views. $279.000 & $299.000.
SIRENUSA Luxury cortdo dvel, is 4ceorly -omplcite. 2. A JA R oviI.- & becin * Sl.,100,000.
LAND
TWO LOTSF 0 501.- acrCs PHENOMENAL w;ilrlrrcrni
o � ec.h. One bnosrs Ir$ *f parcel in peaceful Fish
. sandi',ora] beachfraom And, Bay. The perfect building
a'djacent Lot maintains iUs location for your dream
own decded beach pal t v acu aLtior villa w/ -uaFy
Access ONLY $999,000. beah access. $925.000.
SPECIAL PRICEI I Virgin Orand Estites rwi mrAzinl 0.4L*.'-Acre lots. ELch for Only $275,000.
I8 ACRES & 20 tb-divided IPt% above Rendeivomu with mftt road* pAVed Cell us for Details.
NEW LISTING Piiced To SellI Motivated Ownci! Carolina .25+/- ac Gieat views. 1209,999.
SUB-DIVIDABLE pkrcA l nCI r COiiO BAY. WI LT v itCW *v'r PilsbuT SYund1............... $425,000,
LOWER PETER BAY prime building lot with incomrparab]c north sl0ore vicws........ $2.5000.00
ON TOP OF THE WORLD! the highest point on Mamny Peak. Amazing 360 views. $1,599,000.
BORDEAUX 3.3+1-at.knoll top w/panoramic views cxecllcnt dcvclopmcnl polcntial].].299.999.
WATERFRONT - A RARE OPPORTUNITY in PRIVATEER BAY. A DEAl, AT .......-..50,OO-
FREEMANS GROUND Large sub-dividable 1.73+/- ac. lot with great water views.....$449,999.
REDUCED oversized loc in Coral Bay near proposed arina project............ JUST $3100000.
FLAT rtterCT aare i T I'- r:el I Idn l1-a hwild anid vIews lo Iltnrri ane Hlic S137,500.
EMMAUS A grCaL lo aI gre.t price wilh bugC Coral Bay harbor view,.....Now just 5145,000,.
CONDOMINIUM developmenn project hai pla n and 4xpired permilus fr a ]:1 Ulnils $2,70,000.
TI M ESHARES-- COMMERCIAL
WESTIN VACATION CLUB Re]at and enjoy a SCUBA/IPLEASURE boa. busintis w. imipres,
week in p*radi$s. AtCces. 0 B1~ch, pools, Iive 4 year hLstory. Incl. 2004 Powcrcat and all
CLLnc s club. Ccanis, batrs, cMlmuta;irtLL and dvre eCquip Yo iAr .In hulinel 1s IN T S 69,900*
shopplni. Mosi weeks are avaiLable. Prices LOCATION. LOCATION Many options extist
range from $1 1.500 to $125.000. far ibis Retail Shopping Center. $2,251,00-.




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LUMINARIA- Luxurious ridgetop villa with incredible north shore and down island views. Three spacious bedroom suites,
3.5 baths, large pool with waterfall, spa, four car garage, gated entry, privacy, beautiful furnishings and landscaping.
Vacation rental history. $2,495,000.


EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGS
BAYVIEW -is a very private villa bordering the Natl. Park,
just minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design
with 2 buildings connected by sunny pool, decks & patio.
Amazing 280� views overlooking Francis Bay & Northshore,
+ Coral Bay & BVI's. $1,695,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS - Beautiful, brand new, masonry
villa. Great room, with vaulted ceiling, lovely kitchen, stain-
less appliances, spacious master bedroom/bath w/stone
garden shower, sleeping loft, A/C. Serene water views, &
spa on large covered veranda. $1,595,000. non MLS.
AURORA - Luxurious 4 bedroom / 4 bath masonry villa
on Contant Point. Enjoy 180� views from Great Cruz to St.
Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, gor-
geous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, & excellent vaca-
tion rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000.
LOVANGO LOVE SHACK - Featured in National maga-
zines, this unique, custom timber home is located on the
sandy beach at Lovanao j' i rth of
St. J m"m com-
plete B I Dy ne sun & wind & satellite TV &
Internet. A sandy beach, palm trees & a boat dock at your
front door makes this truly an island paradise. $2,450,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS - Mini estate, on a beautiful 1
acre parcel, features private tennis court, 2 pools, 2 spas, 7
bedrooms, & 7.5 baths. Awesome views, impressive rental
history, walk to beach at Chocolate Hole. $2,999,500.
LOCATION, LOCATION! - Dramatic cliffside setting, on
coveted Maria Bluff, w/ sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom
/ 2 bath stone & concrete home with large wraparound ve-
randa, travertine floors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large
spa, full air conditioning, large circular drive. $1,699,000.
GOLDEN DRAGON - Magnificent stone villa with excep-
tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms/ 4 baths, in-
finity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush
gardens, terrific Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000.
PERELANDRA -A romantic 2 bd/2 bath, Caribbean style,
villa with stunning water views, picture perfect sunsets, ca-
sual elegance, & private pool.. Nestled in lush landscaping,
high above Cruz Bay. $1,235,000.
BORDEAUX MT.- Lovely family home w/3 bdrms, 2 baths,
& large covered veranda. Nestled on a gently sloped 12 acre
lot w/fragrant bay trees & southerly water views. $675,000.
WATERFRONT WITH DOCK - Poured concrete 3 bdrm/
2 bath home on a flat 3% acre site adjacent to National Park.
Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking
along the secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000.
WINDSONG - Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fullyfur-
nished. $3,495,000.


EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGS
KLEIN BAY - Exceptional small exclusive neighborhood
offers commonly owned beach, underground power, paved
roads. Two 12 acre homesites, both with fantastic Rendezvous
Bay views. $879k and $995k
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
CRUZ BAYTOWN -R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walkto
Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $275,000.
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.
POINT RENDEZVOUS - Two superb parcels w/outstand-
ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $415k.
LEINSTER BAY - Great Thatch to Mary's Point views, ac-
cess from Johnny Horn trail. $225k & $329,000.
ZOOTENVAAL - Terrific water views of Hurricane Hole,
paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000.
GREAT CRUZ BAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE - Two homesites, each with pan-
oramic views, paved roads & architectural plans, in great new
area. $350,000 each.
CATHERINEBERG - Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac.
surrounded by Nat'l. Park. $2,100,000.
DITLEFF POINT - 4 waterfront parcels SOLD! 13 spec-
tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000.
ESTATE FISH BAY-
Water views, borders green belt, paved access....$275,000
Large parcel, excellent water views .......................$250,000
Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included.............$329,000
Marina Drive, ocean views, topo.......................... $375,000
Direct water view, corner parcel ........................... $389,900
Borders Nat'l. Pk., 0.87ac ..................................... $425,000
ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE -
Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views..................$299k
SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS-
Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac.............. $185k
Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road............. $182k
Coral Bay views, dow nhill site ................................... $280k
ESTATE CAROLINA -
Lower Bordeaux, BVI views, paved road................. $199k
View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway........................... $255k
Gentle slope, Bordeaux Mt., 0.63 ac......................... $349k
C oral H arbor view s ...................... .......... ......... $350k
Ironwood Rd, views, house plans ............................. $360k
Upper Carolina, great views .................................... $379k
BV I view s, one acre+ ................... .................. $415,500










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master suites with island stone showers, breath Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 bdrms & 4 bath villa, superior craftsmanship, Caribbean above the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay.
taking views, gourmet kitchen, state-of-the-art baths. Also enjoy the lower 3 bdrm beach stonework, Spanish tile roof, 180� views, large Stunning residence exudes comfort,class &
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MAHOGANY TREE VILLA Create a ISLAND MANOR Hear & view the surf of NEW! Early morning risers paradise NEW! Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry
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Frank Bay & town. (4) 1bd/1ba units with A/C, elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre. Multi- 2-unit cottage offers a 1 bed/1 bath with a cozy many amenities. $2,399,000
common pool & garage. $975,000 level floor plan offers privacy. $1,700,000 covered porch. Plus studio apartment. $625,000 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
TEMPTRESS 2 bdrm suites separated by 2 NEW! This remodeled property with South LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage Sunset Views! 5 bdrm, 5 bath with pool, spa,
buildings - a living area and an impressive Shore views. Additions include 2 new a/c bdrm, overlooking Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay, & BVI. a/c bdrms and inviting great room. $1,795,000
kitchen complete with granite countertops, pool, decks, laundry room and kitchen in lower Plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA CRUZ BAY .75 acre, 3 bdrm short term
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RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian R-4 and suited for development. $2,950,000
a beautiful home with outstanding westerly tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral gingerbread architecture and island furnishings. ENIGHED Nearly flat town lot overlooking
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2008 YEAR IN REVIEW INSIDE: 2008 YEAR IN REVIEW – Part 2Nickbarg Set To Sail in Youth World ChampsionshipPage 7 Anonymity Is Ensured with New V.I. Crime Stoppers Hotline Page 6Mother Takes On V.I.’s Corporal Punishment LawPage 9 S T . JOHNT R A D E W INDS January 12-18, 2009 Copyright 2009 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatVIPD Continues Investigating Murder of Cap’s Place Owner St. John Tradewinds Investigation of Fatal 2007 VIPD Shooting Is ContinuingPage 5

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As people across the globe gear up for President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremonies on Tuesday, January 20, a movement is spreading to make the day before the swearing-in a historical event as well. St. John residents won’t have to travel far to get in on the King Day of Service action. The Coral Bay Community Council and Guy H. Benjamin School are hosting a playground maintenance day at the Coral Bay elementary school from 9 a.m. until its done. Monday, January 19, is the federally-recognized Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Obama has called for Americans to mark the day by taking part in community service projects. While Obama’s backing of the idea of service on the day honor ing the great civil rights leader has generated a lot of support for the movement, the King Day of Ser vice was launched several years tions MLK Day and USA Freedom Corps. Across the country, organiza tions are gearing up for the biggest King Day of Service which Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will take part in, according to the website usafreedomcorps.gov. “Organizers of the annual ser vice day say momentum is building in the wake of the President-elect’s call and the timing of the holiday coming one day before the inauguration,” according to the website. “In addition to asking Americans to serve, President-elect Obama, Vice President-elect Biden, and their families will participate in service on the January 19 holiday in the Washington D.C. area.” Beyond just participating in community service projects, the day is also intended to bring various factions of American society together, according to mlkday.gov. “The King Day of Service brings together people who might not ordinarily meet, breaks down barriers that have divided us in the past, leads to better understanding and ongoing relationships, and is an opportunity to recruit new volunteers for ongoing work,” according to mlkday.gov. In addition to cleaning up the GBS playground area, St. John volunteers will also have the chance to sign up for on-going out at the school all year. The group will meet at the school at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 19. For more information call GBS at 776-6242 or CBCC at 7762099.Martin Luther King Day of Service January 19 Involves Action at GBSCBCC Hosts Stormwater Sedimentation Forum at Concordia on January 15St. John Tradewinds Dr. Sarah Gray of the University of San Diego will make a brief presentation, “Impacts of Development on Sedimentation in St. John’s Bays” at the new Pavilion at Concordia Eco Resort in Coral Bay, Thursday, January 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Gray will describe her team’s research on stormwater sedimen tation rates in Lameshur Bay, Fish Bay and Coral Bay and how they are conducting this research, with the assistance of local volunteers and funding from NOAA. Everyone is welcome. Drive the downhill road to the restaurant at Concordia for parking. For more information call the CBCC 2 January 12-18, 2009St. John Tradewinds St. John School of the Arts will present Richard Ormrod in concert on Thursday, February 12, at 8 p.m. British pianist Ormrod has delighted audiences worldwide and has twice soloed with the Philharmonia Orchestra at London’s Barbican Centre (Beethoven concerti). Tickets, $30, are available at Connections or at the door. For more information, please call 779-4322.Richard Ormrod Performing at SJSA VIPD Commissioner McCall Attending Coral Bay Business Meeting Jan. 20St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay business interests will host their third meeting Tuesday, January 20, at 8:45 a.m. at Shipwreck Restaurant, co-hosted by the Coral Bay Community Council and the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce. There will be a brief business meeting, followed by a discussion with V.I. Police Department Commissioner James McCall about police coverage and public safety. All residents are welcome to attend. For more information conhotmail.comHistorical Society Meeting January 13St. John Tradewinds The St. John Historical Society will host a potluck supper and senior panel at Bethany Moravian Church Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13. Members will be joined by a group of the island’s senior culture bearers and expect to have rare recordings of old-time steel-pan and V.I. Folk music. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite potluck dish. No alcohol, please, due to the location. The Society will provide the drinks, utensils and paper products. All are welcome! St. John Tradewinds On Saturday, January 31, Friends of the Park will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a gala hosted by Rob Blakeney at his spectacular villa, Presidio del Mar, on the point at Peter Bay. It will be a festive night featuring cuisine catered by Mathayom Private Chefs and dancing to the music of Greg Kinslow’s ensemFor 20 years Friends of VINP has remained committed to the protection and preservation of the natural resources and cultural heritage of the national park. Through the generous support of donors, Friends is able to not only concentrate on natural resource conservation and cultural preservation but include important envipark for generations to come. For more information contact Steve Hiss at 779-4940.Friends To Celebrate 20th Anniversary St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann St. John Rescue Call

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January 12-18, 2009 3By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds continued their investigation last week into the murder of St. John business owner Juan Ayala, who was gunned down outside his Estate Pastory home just after 8 a.m. on Monday, January 5. missioner James McCall, spent most of the day of the murder investigating the scene outside the home of the well-known Ayala, owner of the Cruz Bay landmark Cap’s Place across from the U.S. ing a neighboring residential area at about 11 a.m. that day with his gun drawn although no suspects were taken into custody, accordJust after 8 a.m. on January 5, several shots rang out in the Estate Pastory neighborhood, which sounded like automatic or semineighbor in the area. “I had just gone down to town and picked up an employee and we crossed the bridge and came back here,” said the neighbor, who did not want his name published. “Right about 8:10 a.m. we heard a lot of shooting in rapid succession. It really sounded like a whole bunch of automatic machine gun shots.” “I called 911 and waited for a cop car to come up or something ing,” said the neighbor. “The police got there around 8:25 a.m. and blocked off the road.” Ayala, who owned the Pony Bar in St. Thomas in addition to his Cruz Bay nightclub, was shot several times about the body, according to McCall. times he was shot or that it was an automatic weapon used,” said the commissioner. “It could have been a semi-automatic weapon.” While no arrests had been made as of press time, there was an unare studying surveillance photos showing two men who appeared to be waiting outside Cap’s Place before the shooting at Ayala’s home less than a mile from town.. the investigation in conjunction with a number of other government agencies, McCall said. “Other agencies are also assisting in this matter including Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Port Authority, National Park Service, and we’ve even contacted law enforcement said McCall. “We’re working with all of these agencies to assist in solving this heinous crime.” Convinced that someone must have been in the area at that time of day and saw something, the department has posted a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, McCall added. “We are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or conviction of the suspect or suspects,” said the VIPD Commissioner. “Anyone with infor mation, no matter how minute, should contact us. We know there had to be individuals out there in the morning.” “We think someone had to see or hear something,” McCall said. “We are appealing to the public to come forward and share any infor mation they have.” While it remained unclear last week what motive was behind the murder, Cap’s Place has been tar geted by criminals several times in the past year. During the early morning hours of June 12, two masked gun men forced their way into the Cruz Bay bar as employees were leaving. After demanding money, the men were given an undisclosed sum of cash and left. The bar was robbed again in mid-December when employees discovered about $1,800 missing ness hours. Surveillance cameras showed a man forcing his arm through a space, unlocking a door and taking money out of a drawer. Bolongo Bay resident Gregoire “Chateaux” George was arrested in connection with the incident burglary and grand larceny. in the Virgin Islands, shocked residents across St. John. “What a terrible shame to have this happen in our community,” said a resident. “Although we’ve heard random shots from time to time in several areas on the island, nothing like this has ever hapand murder is just incredible.” “Something like this should never take place on our quiet little island,” said another resident. Ayala was a member of the newly formed Democratic Association of United Hispanics/Latinos. The St. Thomas District Democratic Party Chair decried the murder. “Mr. Ayala was committed to getting more members of the Hispanic community involved in the political process,” said Delores Thomas in a prepared statement. “He was also determined to improve the quality of life for all Virgin Islanders. Mr. Ayala was the victim of a senseless act of violence — the most recent in the far too many killings in our community. The Virgin Islands can ill afford to continue along this path. We must do better.” Anyone with any information regarding Ayala’s murder should call the VIPD at 911, the Major Crimes Unit at 715-5522 or 7155548. Residents with information can also call the Crime Stoppers USVI hotline at 1-800-222-8477.“What a terrible shame to have this happen in our community. Although we’ve heard random shots from time to time in several areas on the island, nothing like this has ever murder is just incredible.”— St. John residentSt. John Tradewinds NEXT DEADLINE NEWS LINE340-776-6496 Thursday, Jan. 15 E-MAILinfo@tradewinds.viINDEX VIPD Continue Investigating Murder of Juan Ayala — No Arrests Made

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4 January 12-18, 2009 Chamber Group Wrapping Up 2008 ProjectsBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Members of the St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce are working to complete several projects from 2008 and forge ahead with a slate of new initiatives for 2009. A greeter program, which will feature trained personnel offering cold rum punch and fruit punch to passengers disembarking at the Cruz Bay ferry dock, should be launched soon, according to Kate tive for the local chamber. The group has already made a lot of headway on the project, but “The greeters have already been ready to go, but there seems to be a problem with getting permission from the Coast Guard to be able to serve alcohol on the dock. We’d like to be able to at least serve water or fruit punch in the meantime.” “That is what I’m hoping to at least get going right away,” Nor A welcome cart, from which the greeters will work, is almost completed. While MSI donated all the materials, additional funds are needed to pay for the construction, “The St. John Accommodations Council came through with a donation, but we’re still shy of what we need,” she said. Chamber members have also been working to help guests who arrive on St. Thomas after the fer ries stop running secure passage to St. John. While Don Porter has made accomplishments on this project, there remain problems, ex“Don Porter has had a great deal of success with getting signs posted “We still need to resolve some issues with that. All the kinks have not been worked out.” “There seem to be communication problems and people are still having trouble getting water taxi “We’re working to establish clear communication with airlines, taxis and guests as to what options are available for visitors arriving too late to meet the last scheduled ferry at midnight.” Despite the setbacks, the group expects to wrap up these projects soon and has branched out to include monthly Coral Bay meeting as well “The Coral Bay group is up and running,” she said. “There has been some progress being made there and the group is moving forward. V.I. Police Department Commissioner James McCall will attend their next meeting on January 20.” In Cruz Bay, the group continues to meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., but have a new home in the upstairs at Ocean Grill in Mongoose Junction. “The new venue is a nice open air space,” said the chamber representative. “It’s private, there is plenty of room and plenty of parking. And people can unwind with a cocktail if they want to.” “But the meetings will still only For the year ahead, the group will tackle a slew of new projects, which will be determined at their next meeting on January 27, ex“At the next meeting we’re going to be planning what we’re going to be focusing on for 2009,” she said. “We are already planning our next Business After Hours in May. Things are heating up for the year.” The group is also looking for “The more members we have from St. John, the stronger our voice is,” she said. The next Coral Bay Chapter meeting with the Chamber of Commerce will be Tuesday morning, January 20, at Shipwreck Restaurant at 8:45 a.m. The next Cruz Bay Chapter meeting will be on Tuesday evening, January at 27, at 5:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill. To donate to the greeter booth If you missed out on advertising in the latest issue, reserve space for the next issueandDON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!Space Reservation Deadline Spring/Summer 2009 Edition January 15, 2009ADVERTISING ARTWORK DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15TH For more information about St. John Magazine or to place an advertisement in the Spring/Summer 2009 Edition (email) mnelson@stjohnmagazine.com or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at www.malindamediallc.com Sports Massage Soft-tissue Injuries Energy WorkLina GuildLicensed Massage Therapist 776-6223 St. John Tradewinds Old friends of the Schnells were married at Caneel and sur prised The Jazz Islanders’ fans last Sunday — what a treat for us all — yes, I caught the bouquet, but passed it on to Carmen Hamilton — who wants an octogenarian bride?! Old-time Resident Celebrates Her 90th The queen of Yazoo City, Mississippi, no longer lives in the house that now is Asolare, but I shall remember her planting, cutting and weeding the lovely garden over the years — she and her husband, Ron, lived at Mooies when they arrived in the late 40’s. Happy Birthday to Sarah Morrisette! Still Time to Register at SJSA Call or stop by to register for St. John School of the Art programs. Phone 779-4322 or stop in the building next to the Legisla ture behind Sprauve School,Wha’s Happ’nin’ by Sis Frank Beach Bar Welcomes Gorgeous Bride from Siberia and Dashing Italian Groom from Tuscany Jr. Tennis Clinic Starting on Sundays St. John Tradewinds St. John Racquet Club is hosting a Junior Tennis Clinic for ages 5 through 18 on Sunday, January 11, and every Sunday after, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cruz Bay public courts for $5. Contact Patrice Harley for more information at 776-6643.www.stjohnnews.com

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Two years after a police chase ended in the shooting death of 18-year-old burglary suspect Michael Freeman, the investigation into the incident continues. Freeman was shot and killed on January 4, 2007, after he and to pull over their vehicle on suspicion of a series of burglaries which occurred in Fish Bay earlier that week. Reports indicated that when Centerline Road near Centerline Concrete, the driver and another occupant of the vehicle opened hicle. determined, however, whether the bullet that killed Freeman police have not released any fur ther details surrounding the case — including to Freeman’s mother, Cleopha Bryan. The investigation is currently in the hands of V.I. Attorney General Vincent Frazer, VIPD spokesperson Melody Rames said last week. Bryan stopped calling to follow up on the case when she realized she was getting the runaround, she explained. “I still have no answers and I don’t think I’ll ever hear anything,” said Bryan. “I called in the beginning, but after I realized they were giving me the runaround I stopped.” Instead, Bryan, who grew up on St. John and now lives on St. Thomas, conducted her own investigation. She now believes she she explained. “I can ask questions,” said Bryan. “I’m a St. Johnian and I know things. So whatever they think they’re hiding, they’re not.” cer doesn’t know she believes he killed her son. “When I see him, he bows his head and doesn’t make eye con“He has a conscience. I’m not going to approach him about it because they never told me who did it — they think I don’t know.” Freeman had been in trouble prior to his 2007 death. He was shot in an unsolved case on St. Thomas in November 2005. Despite his rocky past, the 18-yearold didn’t deserve to die, his mother explained. “Whether he was good or bad, he was still a mother’s child,” Bryan said of her son, who would have turned 21 on January 12. “He was not perfect, but no one has the right to take the life of another and get away with it.” Bryan admitted to crying on the two year anniversary of her son’s death, but said she is getting better with time. “I did my cry,” she said. “I’m okay, and this too shall pass. It’s going to get better, but it’s not going to go away.” Lack of information from the VIPD is preventing Bryan from having closure over her son’s death, she added. “There’s no closure whatsoever because they’re not saying anything,” said Bryan. “It’s sad they could sweep it under the table like that and show no remorse. It was a hostile situation and something happened fast, but you can still apologize and say ‘we’re sorry;’ sorry goes a long way.” VIPD Shooting Investigation Continues Two Years Later January 12-18, 2009 5

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6 January 12-18, 2009 GUEST OPINIONS: editor@tradewinds.vi St. John AT THE MARKETPLACEMon-Fri 7am to 5pm Saturdays 8am to 12 NoonPH: 693-8780 FAX: 776-6685 Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays! We’ve got it all at ... All the Best for theNEW YEARfrom Tom & Terry Kate & Jim CHIROPRACTORDr. Robert J. De Bonis The Island Life Chiropractic CenterCoccoloba Shoppes CORAL BAYCruz Bay Family Practice OfceThe Boulon Center CRUZ BAY Call for Care: 340-775-9950 Cell: 340-626-0000Emergency Ofce, Home & Hotel Visits Anonymity Ensured with Crime Stoppers Hotline By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds In the face of continually increasing crime across the Virgin Islands a group of citizens is launching a Formally launched during a Wednesday, January 7, kick-off on St. Croix Crime Stoppers USVI works by offering cash rewards to people who provide tips which lead to arrests. The program is based on ensur ing the anonymity of the tipsters, who call a stateside 1-800 number. Once a person calls 1-800-222-8477, which is answered by a professional service in the Washington, D.C. area, they share their information and are assigned a pin number. The tipster is asked to call back to check the progress of the case and see if any additional information is requested. Callers are never asked to identify themselves. Cash Rewards If their information leads to an arrest, arrangements are made for a cash reward — between $100 and $2,500 depending on the severity of the crime — to be delivered to the caller, at a site of their choosing. Once the tip comes in, the answering service contacts V.I. Police Department Chief Thomas Hannah, the Crime Stoppers law enforcement coordinator, who passes the information on the department. It remains follow up on the information. The program also includes a partnership with local media, which will publicize a crime of the week each Wednesday. The crimes of the week, which will be featured in all local newspapers and on radio and tele vision outlets, will bring special attention to one unsolved case, ranging from missing persons to wanted fugitives. Since the program is territory-wide the crime of the week will highlight a crime from a different island each week. All Community Funding The program is entirely funded by he community and memberships are available for $50 for adults and $10 for students. Most of the money raised through membership dues will go toward paying rewards. Crime Stoppers USVI has already signed up 65 mem bers and raised more than $30,000. “We have some money in the bank,” said Crime Stoppers USVI chair Judi Fricks. “We still need more, but we’re off to a running start and we can pay cash rewards immediately.” The group expects to pay out $100,000 in reward money this year alone, Fricks added. The structure of the organization includes a board of directors on St. John, St. Thomas and St. Croix to ensure that each island has a voice. Anonymity Is Key Within the small community of St. John, the number one concern is anonymity, explained Bonny Cor beil, a Crime Stoppers USVI board member. “The biggest issue on St. John, because we are so small, is anonymity,” said Corbeil. “Everything has been done by this group to absolutely ensure this and I still have people questioning it. But once they know how this is done, I think people will feel the trust and get involved.” “With the lack of trust that started many years ago in the VIPD, this is a faster and more trust worthy way to have our community get involved,” Corbeil continued. “It cuts through so many of the reasons why we choose not to call the police. Here is a way — a safe way and a sure way — to tackle crime now.” Rewards Paid Originally launched in New Mexico in 1976 by a unsolved murder, Crime Stoppers has spread across the globe and led to the arrests of 750,818 criminals. Internationally, the program has paid more than $88 million in reward money. Many people, however, choose to not collect the money, as they just want the criminal off the streets, Fricks explained. “This program really works,” said Fricks. “They have worked out all the bugs and it just now depends on community involvement.” “This is really about the community taking control and says we’re fed up with crime,” she continued. “People complain about crime and bad things happening in our society, but this program allows citizens “A Proven Commodity” While the program includes a partnership with the VIPD, it is independent of the department, Fricks added. “It’s a proven commodity,” said VIPD Commissioner James McCall. “It has worked in many other locations and in locations as small and smaller than ours.” Brochures, with information about obtaining a membership, are available at the St. John Community place, or at www.crimestoppersusvi.org. For more information call Paul Devine at the St. John CommuAnyone with information regarding any illegal activity in the Virgin Islands should call 1-800-2228477.“The biggest issue on St. John, because we are so small, is anonymity,” said Corbeil. “Everything has been done by this group to absolutely ensure this and I still have people questioning it. But once they know how this is done, I think people will feel the trust and get involved.” Crime Stoppers USVI board member“We have some money in the bank. We still need more, but we’re off to a running start and we can pay cash rewards immediately.”–

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Sixteen-year-old St. John sailing sensation Max Nickbarg continues to scale the ranks in the international youth racing circuit. After one regatta, Nickbarg already secured himself a berth in the laser youth world sailing championships in Brazil this summer. A strong performance at the Orange Bowl Regatta in Coconut Grove, Miami, at the end of School junior for the prestigious 2009 Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship in Buzios, near Rio de Janeiro, in July. “I ended up getting 23rd so I in the top 10,” Nickbarg said about his performance in Miami. “But I to qualify for the youth worlds.” Between 15 and 20 knots of wind are the ideal conditions for Nickbarg, and the air in Miami started out looking promising, he explained. racing and then it died down every day after that,” said Nickbarg. “That kept me back in the rankings partially.” With the youth worlds already booked, Nickbarg is looking ahead to the Mid Winter’s East Regatta in Clearwater, Florida, at the end of February for a shot at racing in the youth laser radial world championships in Japan this summer, he explained. In addition to racing on the laser radial circuit, Nickbarg is also a member of the Antilles sailing team, where he skippers 420s and FJs. Antilles’ racing season will heat up in February when the team has several regattas scheduled, Nickbarg explained. Splitting his training between the St. Thomas Yacht Club and the beach near his Great Cruz Bay home, Nickbarg dedicates countless hours to the sport, yet retains his love of sailing. “I like the competition mainly,” said the young sailor. “And I like being on the water.” All that time on water, however, does not interfere with Nickbarg’s grades, a point which his parents enforce. “Max really loves to sail competitively and is very committed to the sport,” said his mother, Mary Nickbarg. “He devotes a good part of his after school time to being on the water with an eye toward his goal of becoming a top racer. agreement with his parents that “He is a lucky young man as growing up here has provided him the opportunity to compete in many different classes, and the good for tune to be coached by some very accomplished and respected sailors,” Mary Nickbarg said. While the radial grand prix rankings omit Virgin Islands sailors this year, Nickbarg is still able to rake up points by performing at regattas across the country, he explained. The St. John sailor spent his 2008 summer traversing Califor nia competing in elite regattas. If all goes well this year, summer ing the Virgin Islands in Brazil, Japan and in regattas throughout the northeast U.S. and Canada. For more information on the youth sailing world championships, check out www.youthworlds2009.org and www.sailing. org. January 12-18, 2009 7 WR-FitnessClub TW 1.09.indd 1 1/6/09 1:06:31 PM Nickbarg Set To Sail in Youth World Championship This Summer

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Commander’s Bugle CallAmerican Legion Viggo E. Sewer Post #131 8 January 12-18, 2009 New Ofcers ElectedSt. John Tradewinds A new menu and a breathtak ing view of Salt Pond Bay and beyond attract residents and guests to Caf Concordia now in its second season. The restaurant, part of ecoresort Estate Concordia Preserve, offers casual dining in an outdoor setting with affordable prices. “I learned how to cook from scratch and I don’t know any other way,” said Elizabeth Muro, chef at Caf Concordia. Muro’s family helped her get a start with a discerning palate. Her father was a farmer as a boy in New Jersey, so fresh produce was the norm. Muro earned her Cordon Bleu training at Scottsdale Culinary Institute and to cook at restaurants in Santa Monica, CA, and Cambridge, MA including Blue Room, Sal de la Terre and Chez Herni. Caf Concordia offers a wide array of fresh greens at its salad bar. To accompany a salad, Muro prepares each day’s toasted almonds, tomato, basil and brie, to pear and gorgonzola dressed arugula. Delicious appetizers and entrees such as duck breast and New York strip steak are avail able. Caf Concordia is open nightly Tuesday through Satur day from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and features live music every Thursday. Dinner is served from 6 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call 693-5855. By Jerry Runyon St. John Tradewinds It is hoped that all enjoyed the Holidays. The best to all in the New Year from St. John American Legion Post 131 members. Post 131 had a great 2008 thanks to all of its members. 2009 is expected to be another great year with the hosting of the American Legion District 10 Conference on May 16, 2009 and the Veterans Ball in November of 2009. The new American Legion St. John Post 131 The ceremony will take place at the Coral Bay Agriculture Station on Kings Hill Road at 11 a.m. District 10 Commander Melbourne Clarke will be presiding. All Post members and fellow veterans are encouraged to attend. Legionnaires are reminded to wear the Class B Uniform for the swearing in ceremony. Should there be a Member or Veteran without a uniform, however, they are also welcome to join in with in the activities. We are all one. Post 131 membership continues to grow. We now have 65 members. 2009 Membership Cards are available for pick up. All eligible veterans and current members of the armed forces are welcome to join American Legion Post 131. Keep those memberships renewed. The National Constitution and by laws state that “annual dues shall be payable by October 20 of each year for the succeeding year.” Not renewing by the due date could forfeit the membership American Legion. Contact Vice Commander Aubrey Sewer for all details involving the swearing in ceremony at 340779-4158. I want to thank all the members of Post 131 for supporting and putting up with me during my experience for me and I feel honored to have been your Commander. As a “Past Commander” I will our Post in the lime light and grow in the future. We are one. New Menu at Caf Concordia

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January 12-18, 2009 9 COMMUNITY HEALTH EDUCATION LECTURE SERIESDate: Thursday, January 29, 2009 Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm Venue: Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center Bennie and Martha Benjamin Conference Room Presenters: Dr. Elizabeth Barot Discussion: Come Learn the silent risk factors of high blood pressure that affects 1 out 6 individual in every community! Elizabeth Barot Joseph De James, MD, FAAFPVeronica O’Brien-Powell, CNMFamily Medicine (Adult and Pediatric Care), Women’s Health, Podiatry, Prenatal Care, Family Planning, Ophthalmology, Laboratory, Radiology Services, Immunization and Nutrition Counseling Services. Appointments: Monday-Friday, 8AM 5PM, Walk-ins Welcome24 Hour a Day Urgent Care/Emergency CareOpen 24 Hours a Day NEXT MONTH: February lecture will cover “Pediatric Fever and Cold Remedies”High Blood Pressure is a very common disease process affecting about 1 out of 6 individuals. High blood pressure is also most common in men over 35 and women over 45, but recent studies have shown teens and young adults are also developing high blood pressure at an alarming rate. Other factors of high blood pressure are obesity, smoking, inherited family and stress traits, and race. African-Americans are affected by higher rates of high blood pressure than most races. If not properly controlled, high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, kidney failure, bleeding into the brain and progressive hardening of the arteries. Come to Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center on January 29, at 6:00pm to listen to Dr. Elizabeth Barot provide education and information on how to manage high blood pressure and live a longer healthier life.Dr. Elizabeth Barot Call for Appointments/Information 693-8900HEALTHY TIP: Managing High Blood Pressure By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While scenes of children being in public schools seem to be stories from a distant past, corporal punishment is legal in the Virgin Islands and occurs more often than one would imagine. One St. John mother learned of the practice when her son told her just before the holiday break that he had been paddled several times at his school and that he was not the only one receiving such punishment. Colleen Spinale, who said she was not informed by the school staff about the punishment of her child, told she wants to change the V.I. Code to ban cor poral punishment in schools. Spinale, who said she confronted school and district education that the practice, while legal, was not accepted in the territory. “Superintendent Jeanette SmithBarry told me that they don’t condone corporal punishment and that it is completely inappropriate,” she said. While Department of Education activity, they didn’t ease Spinale’s mind and she is spearheading a movement to change the law. “I could not send my child back to public school unless the law makes corporal punishment illegal,” said Spinale. “That way if a they would be breaking the law. When you hit a child all you do is teach them violence.” V.I. Code 117.11.130 states, “all principals and teachers in the public schools shall have the right to exercise the same authority, as to conduct, and behavior, over pupils attending their schools during the time they are in attendance, including the time required in going to and from their homes, as parents, guardians or persons in parental relations to such pupils.” While the law clearly states that corporal punishment is legal, many parents, including Spinale, were unaware of the law. Spinale wants to get the word out that cor poral punishment does happen in V.I. public schools. If any parents does not want they have to write a letter stating their wishes which will be includplained. Numerous studies have shown that corporal punishment reinforces violence, according to psychologist Dr. Iris Kern. “Corporal punishment is way outdated and the reality is that it has long since proven that all it does is teach children that violence is a viable means of problem solving,” said Kern. “It simply reinforces violence. It’s a serious issue that really needs to be dealt with.” “Children are being raised to believe that it is ok to be violent,” Kern continued. “This may be a good time and a good way to change this law.” The issue has sparked rumors and raised tempers, but Spinale remains focused on her goal — repealing V.I. Code 17.11.130. “I have spent every waking moment since I was made aware of this barbaric act against children researching corporal punishment and will not stop until this brutal and archaic practice is abolished,” Spinale wrote in a petition circulating across the island. “I have joined forces with the organization called PTAVE (Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education) and our goal to get corporal punishment abolished notionwide as well as in the U.S. Virgin Islands.” “I also have a letter to the USVI Legislature urging the immediate ban of corporal punishment in all schools in the territory,” Spinale said. “My focus is to change this law and nothing else.” calls from requesting comment on the corporal punishment policy in public schools. To sign Spinale’s petition email Mother Takes On Territory’s Corporal Punishment Law“Corporal punish menthas long since proven that all it does is teach children that violence is a viable means of problem solving. It simply rein forces violence.”

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St. John Tradewinds What happens to a small kingdom when the overlord is threatening to get rid of it, and the only way to not have this happen is for the king and queen of this small kingdom to give their daughter’s hand in marriage? But instead, the daughter is in love with the cook’s son and refuses to take the overlord’s hand in marriage. Well, this is only a little of what the plot of Princess Willow and the King of Thieves has to offer. Written by New England Youth Theater’s founder and director, Stephen Stearns, this amazing story has brought many of New England’s locals to tears of laughter. Stephen Stearns has been teaching, directing and performing as a professional clown, mime and actor for 40 years, and in that period, he has devoted most of his time to the youth of New England, as he strongly believes that young people can run their own theatre with the guidance of theatre professionals. Unlike Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, and The Wizard of Oz, this play brings both modern and medieval comedy to the table. With a theme, this play will have the people of St. John talking about it for weeks. I am sure you are wondering “what do I mean about the people of st. John!” Well, Director Stephen Stearns has traveled from Vermont and has taken the challenge of putting on Princess Willow and the King of Thieves with 20 Gifft Hill students, from grades 5-12. Students in the theatre organization will have eight days to learn all the lines and songs, create sets and costumes, and impress the people of St. John with their acting and singing abilities. Luckily, to make Stearns’ challenge easier, he has the help of one of his best actresses, Allie Bliss, and his head costume and set designer, Sylvianne Shurman (both of whom are seventeen, homeschooled and from Vermont). Alongside these three, there is local pianist and singer, Luba Dolgopolski, who now works at the St. John School of the Arts. Eight days to put on a production might seem impossible, but as Director Stearns puts it, “if you go all day believing it is possible, and you dream that it is possible, then it will be possible.” “It is very short, but the students are nice, eager and very intelligent,” Stearns said. At the age of 65, Stearns is one of the most spirited men out there, and his enthusiasm and humor has been very contagious among the students. was a bit skeptical about putting on a play, yet alone a musical, but after a day with Stearns, they were anxious to discover what was in store for them. These young actors include Shaiman and Isaac Lalich, Nicole Goldman, Carli Reynolds, Tristan Ewald, Kanika Liburd, Monae Clark, Jackson Barry, Joie Thabeast, Kiara Penn, and many more. What began on Wednesday, January 7, will end on Friday, January 16, as the students showcase their The second showing will be on Saturday, January 17. Performances will either be at the St. John School of the Arts or at the Gifft Hill Lower School, but no matter where it is, you should not miss it. It will be a perfor mance to remember. 10 January 12-18, 2009 Designs of Aqua Bay Inc.BOSTON * CARIBBEAN * CAPE CODLeslie WhitneyAllied Member ASID5083857614Mary EllisSt. John Associate3406938487 Coastal EleganceINTERIORDESIGNRESIDENTIAL, HOSPITALITY &COMMERCIAL FINEFURNITURE, ART &ACCESSORIES Serving Dinner 5:30-8:00 PM Open Tuesday-Sunday The most beautiful al fresco dining on St. John or perhaps anywhere Cafe To Re-Open November 1st Happy Hour 4:30-6 PM / Dinner Served 6-8:30 PM Open Tuesday-Saturday Now Open with New Menu Rhythm & ViewsAn outlook on young adult interests and concerns by Malik Stevens Princess Willow and the King of Thieves St. John Tradewinds.2009 VI Homeless Count To Be Conducted on January 31St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Continumm of Care will conduct a Point in Time Count and Survey of the terri tory’s homeless population on January 31, 2009. The count is mandated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and is used to justify the need for federal funding for homeless services in the territory. During the count volunteers will survey a sample of unsheltered homeless persons through one-on-one interviews to gather critical information to assist in better determining and serving the needs of the homeless. Volunteers are needed to facilitate the count. Anyone interested should call Catholic Charities of the Virgin Islands at 777-8518 or 779-7375.

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January 12-18, 2009 11 Just My Opinon by Andrew Rutnik Ferry Boats: Problems and SolutionsSt. John Tradewinds From the old days of ferry boats danger ously racing to the docks at Red Hook or Cruz Bay, just to beat the competition for loading customers, to the fully scheduled regulated industry of today, a lot has changed. Today there is a reasonably dependable monopolistic franchise ferry service providing inter-island transportation which is the sole link between islands for the public. So why are both the ferry operators and the public not being served by the present system? One has to go back to the beginning of the franchise framework which established today’s inter-island transportation system. The concept was simple — combine the two ferry boat operators into one exclusive franchise, place it under the Public Services Commission, and base ticket prices on costs of operation. the two operators had two completely difreturn from passenger ticket sale’s, the other had little debt on them. The PSC in approving a reasonable rate of rate when one needed more money than the lem was the PSC requirement for unquali Both companies at the time had extensive business ventures outside of the franchise operation. These businesses were directly related to the assets of the franchise — boat tours, car rentals, and private charters. The cost allocations for these subsidiaries were critical in evaluating the two franchihas still not received a satisfactory audit what the right fare should be for passengers. Temporary fares have been approved for years and fuel surcharges have been recently added to augment the Ferry Operators revenues. audits has also locked them out of federal inter modal transportation subsidies that are provided many jurisdictions for mass transit. The local government, from time to time, has promised legislatively approved subsidies, but these were never enough, and only one has ever been funded. Today our inter-island transportation is not serving its customers nor the ferry boat providers. Complaints about boat employees are common; scheduled runs have been cur tailed or cancelled without concern for the ridership; boats are sometimes over-crowded and not suitable for our visitor or locals comfort; increased ticket prices; fuel surcharges and baggage fees have made boat travel very expensive. vestment in new boats is out of reach, competition from barge operations has reduced ridership, and the PSC has not provided the leadership necessary to solve these problems. To solve these festering problems, a new approach must be taken soon, or service will continue to degrade and increased fares will continue to be born by the passengers. tion of passenger counts and fares charged must be done. An automated fare system must be instituted at Red hook and Cruz Bay —similar to the subway ticket machines in most cities. This ticketing system should be installed and operated by the Port Authority and allow ferry operators to draw weekly from collected funds. One low subsidized fare should be charged for all passengers, thus eliminating the need for commuter, school, and senior discounts. This will reduce accounting costs and conFederal mass transit funds should be applied for to subsidize ticket prices or the local government should provide reliable and itors should not be penalized for living on or visiting St John. The exclusive franchise should continue to be protected from other non-franchisee competition for travel between Red Hook, Charlotte Amalie and Cruz Bay docks. PSC should set up service standards that protects lapses by operators. If these suggestions are implemented, then both the ferry boat operators and the passengers will be well served, and the quality of service will be upgraded. Jazz Islanders’ CD Release Party at Beach Bar Jan. 18St. John Tradewinds Steve Simon and the Jazz Islanders proudly announce they will be hosting a CD release party at the Beach Bar in Wharfside Village in Cruz Bay on Sunday, January 18, starting at 4 p.m. “Live At The Beach Bar” is this and was recorded live at the Beach Bar on St. John over the past 10 months. The CD features Jazz greats Sally Smith, Joe Ramsay, Rhett Simmonds, Dale Harrigan, Conrad Lehfeldt, Andrew Cameron and Steve Simon. Guest artists on the album include Cliff Finch, Bruce Abbott, Steve Norris and Leon Joyce, Jr. For the past 9 years, Steve Simon & The Jazz Islanders have been playing to standing room only audiences at the Beach Bar on St. John and everyone is invited to come out and enjoy an afternoon of fabulous Jazz right on the beach in Cruz Bay and help celebrate the release of the new CD “Live At The Beach Bar.”

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12 January 12-18, 2009 340-715-0262Regular Office hours Monday FridayVisit our website www.bchvi.com FRYE Newspaper ad 8/8/07 12:17 PM Page 1 Trackhoe Salvage Completed in Fish Bay AG’s Ofce Looking for Possible Witness to Alleged Sexual AssaultTourist Dies Snorkeling Off Whistling CayVIPD Ofcer Finds $900 Missing from Lost Wallet St. John Magazine Spring/Summer I ssue Wows Readers AgainUnity Group Files Federal Lawsuit on RevaluationThe Beach Bar’s Allan MacPhee Apologizes for Tax Fraud Case March 31-April 6, 2008 April 14-20, 2008 YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008GBS Students Show Computer Savvy Thanks to Waveplace ProgramV.I. Fisherman Fredericks Is Missing at SeaBluzapalooza Back from Iraq Tour April 7-13, 2008Almost $1 Million Worth of Heavy Equipment Torched at Pond Bay ClubFour Construction Machines at Resort Site Heavily Damaged Political Celebrity Sightings Include Obama, Bill and Charles & Camilla April 28-May 4, 2008 April 21-27, 2008

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January 12-18, 2009 13 DENTAL STAFF:John E. Purpura, DDS Sharon Dupree, RDH HygenistSt. John Dental MorgansMango-TW.STJ 10.07 OUTLIN1 1 10/18/07 3:21:58 PM Port Authority Considering Its Options for Completing Enighed Pond FacilityFerry Companies Cutting Back Runs Between St. John and St. ThomasNew St. John Post Ofce Site Still Awaits Zoning ChangeTruck Accident School Group Continues Push for VINP Land Afdavit Names New Suspect in Murder Case YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008 May 12-18, 2008 May 5-11, 2008Pond Bay Construction Start Ofcially Marked Groundbreaking CeremonyCruz Bay Is Ranked Sixth In Worldwide Resort Destinations May 19-25, 2008 May 26-June 1, 2008Ferry Companies Protest PSC Order on Early Run Skinny Legs Ranks on Esquire’s Best Bars List of parrots was seen one in Estate Island Parrots Enjoying Mango Season

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14 January 12-18, 2009 ber Open 7 Nights a Week Open 7 Days 693.7755 or www.latapastjohn.com www.tradewinds.vi Razzilee Oquendo Crowned Miss St. John 2008Gifft Hill School Graduates 10 Seniors at Turtle BayNew Beginnings for Class of 2008Food Fair Selengut Honored with Service Award YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008Ferryboat Operators Seek Major Fare Increase for FuelRising Oil Costs Could Require $1 Increase June 2-8, 2008Miss St. John and Princess Contestants for Festival Fifth Annual Power Swim Attracts Most Swimmers Ever June 9-15, 2008 Pan-O-Rama 2008 June 16-22, 2008 Veteran Guy Benjamin Teacher Patrice Harley Retires After 33 Years of Teaching June 23-29, 2008

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January 12-18, 2009 15 proudly presents“Princess Willow and the King of Thieves”A Musical DramaPine Peace Great Room at Gifft HIll School Refreshments will be served $10 adult, $5 student suggested donation to Gifft Hill School Gifft Hill School under the direction of The Sun Mountain Fiddler& The Sun Mountain Band Dick SolbergLive at Larry’s LandingInauguration Celebration “A Pour Your Own Bar” Calabash Boom Town Homes Set for June 30 GroundbreakingSummertime Demand Holds Island Resorts, Rentals Steady Scatliffe Village Opens with ExcitementGas Prices Top $5 in Cruz Bay and Coral BayFour BVI Men Arrested for Possessing Stolen St. John Vessels and GearJahlil Ward Is Arrested for Jamie Cockayne MurderFeathers, Beads and Music Fill St. John Festival Parade Dancing Indians, stone age revelers, costumed majorettes and African warriors thrilled the crowd in Cruz Bay during the Festival Parade on Friday, July 4. June 30-July 6, 2008 July 7-13, 2008 July 14-20, 2008DPNR Approves Bordeaux Estates Group Dwelling VIPD Forming St. John Auxiliary Catastrophic Failure at WAPA’s Cruz Bay PlantCruz Bay Creek To Take Name of Boating Legend Capt. Victor W. Sewer YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008 July 21-27, 2008Disgraced Billionaire Epstein Leaves “Little St. Jeff’s” for Sex Crime Time St. John Donkeys Rounded Up for St. Croix Races

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16 January 12-18, 2009 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008St. John Welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Barot Back Home EPA Awards $300,000 Grant to CBCC to Fight Stormwater PollutionAbandoned Illegal Boat in Brown Baycials of an abandoned vessel on the beach in Brown Bay last week. with twin 200-hp engines around 9:30 a.m. on August 18, but think the boat was abanaccording to VINP enforcement ranger David Horner. Gaming Destination Parrot Club OpensPotential St. John Planner DeclinesSecretary of Interior Tours St. John U.S. Secretary of Interior D irk Kempthorne concluded his rst visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands with a tour of the V.I. National Park on St. John with National Park Service and Territorial ofcials. July 28-August 10, 2008 August 11-24, 2008 August 25-September 7, 2009Boats Wash AshoreTwo sailboats washed ashore on Chocolate Hole beach in front of the Pond Bay Resort development last week after heavy rains and winds tattered the territory as Hurricane Hannah passed north of the islands. The territory has been spared major impact from the hurricanes which have narrowly missed the islands in recent weeks. September 8-21, 2009Tax Assessor’s Ofce Sends Out 2006 Property Tax Bills Despite InjunctionLindy’s Failing Health Raises Family and Community Concerns Students and Teachers Kick Off New School Year With SpiritSeveral Hundred VINP Forest Research Plots VandalizedBarshinger To Face Sen. Wesselhoft for Senator at Large September 22-October 5, 2009Judge Joins Cases of Three Defendants in Murder TrialBoston, Thomas and Ward To Be Tried Together in Cockayne Case10-wheel Dump Truck Flips and Spills Fuel on Estate Maho Bay TPL-owned Property

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January 12-18, 2009 17 SAVE THE DATE:February 21, 2009Evening-time at the Westin ResortSt. John’s rst ever DANCE-A-THONBeneting the St. John School of the Arts Craig & Laurie Crandall Property Managersweb site: www.centuryhillestates.com email: crandall.laurie@yahoo.com tel: 340-779-1804 / 340-227-6688 (or 6699) YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008WAPA To Reduce Water, Power Bills by 18 Percent October 6-12, 2008GHS Awards Scholarships October 13-19, 2008 Jahlil Ward Found Guilty of Jamie Cockayne SlayingAssault Charges Against Anselmo Boston and Kamal Thomas Upheld Coral Bay Man Arrested in Airport Cocaine BustLorenzo Liburd charged after 4.75 pounds are foundAppeals Court Upholds 2006 V.I. Tax Bills October 20-26 2008Hurricane Omar Skims Past St. JohnCategory 3 storm passes to the east, sparing the island from major damage A NEAR MISS IBM Selected To Build New 911 Systems for Territory; No St. John System Planned October 27-November 2, 2008Elaine I. Sprauve Library Gets New Coat of Paint Roundabout:Road closures set for next construction phaseJahlil Ward

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Inter-Island Boat Services, Inc.P.O. Box 548 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 00831 Phone: (340) 776-6597 Fax: (340) 693-7166“Connecting the BVI and USVI” Tortola – EverydayDeparts St. John 8:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Proof of Citizenship is required. Acceptable IDs are current Passports. Check-in time is a half an hour before departure. 8:30 a.m. 2:20 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 7 days a week 7 days a week Mon.-Thurs. and Sat. Sunday Only (no 3:30 on Sun.) Friday Only (no 3:30 on Fri.) 9:15 a.m. 12: 15 a.m. 4:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m.Departs West End, TortolaDeparts Red Hook, St. Thomas Departs Red Hook, St. Thomas Departs Jost Van Dyke Departs Virgin Gorda Departs St. John Departs St. John Jost Van Dyke – Friday, Saturday & Sunday Only Virgin Gorda – Thursday & Sunday Only 18 January 12-18, 2009 VINP Senior Protection Specialist Shuler Brown Retires SEND LETTERS TO: editor@tradewinds.vi John GibneyFebruary 6, 1954January 14, 2003 has died. – Anne MarieJohn Gibney with son St. John Tradewinds Senior Protection Specialist Schuler Brown retired on December 31, 2008, after 27 years of ser vice with the National Park Service. All of his years were served in the Virgin Islands, which includes St. John, St. Thomas, Hassel Island and St. Croix. Brown began his career as a maintenance worker in January of 1982 on the island of St John. In 1985 he attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, Georgia and served as a Park Ranger, Supervisory Park Ranger, Chief Park ist. Brown was part of the Management team and played a role in the management decision process. Throughout his career, he has been a dedicated and with local and Federal agencies. He was involved in activities such as marine patrols, search and rescue training and seminars, school and community programs, recruitments, Presidential and other dignitary’s visits to the islands. Brown was instrumental in the installation of the alarm and camera system throughout the Park. Thehighlight of his career was assisting the Secret Service with security, both on land and water, for President Clinton during both of his visits to the Vir gin Islands. Brown received a career diploma in Wild Life and Forestry from the North American School of Conservation in Scranton Pennsylvania, and earned his Associate degree in Police Science, Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of the Virgin Islands. He also served in the Virgin Islands National Guard for 15 years.

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Reader Reacts T o William Gross’s Letter to the EditorEditor: As an occasional reader of the newspaper I can only marvel at the recent editorial comment written recently by a William Gross complain ing about the treatment of John McCain. I suppose that if McCain was a bit more credible in his campaign, particularly in a running mate, he would have been treated more kindly by the supposed 70% of the population in St. John. He not only lost credibility in picking an ex-Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, We can only hope Mr. Obama can do something about it before it is too late. Mr. Gross’ 30% pro Mcain (allegedly) Is far outweighed by ‘the other 70%’. I for one am one of the other 70% and glad of it. Richard Bauman Jupiter, FL EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott WRITERS Andrea Milam, Susan Mann, Mauri Elbel COLUMNISTS/ CONTRIBUTORSSis Frank, Bonny Corbeil, Katie Tarta, Eliza Magro, Malik Stevens, Chuck Pishko, Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine, Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik, Dustin Prudhomme, Barbara WinchADVERTISING CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 MAILING ADDRESS Tradewinds Publishing P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $70.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2009All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHINGThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John Tradewinds Keeping Track2008 FINAL COUNT 2009 TO-DATE January 12-18, 2009 19 Editor’s Note: ’ Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department’s and arrests on St. John.Maho Bay MemoriesEditor: Here is a picture of the trailer and screen porch located at Maho Bay. Paul Boulon and his wife Lei la lived here until he built a home across the road. The picture is from the 1970s, maybe 1977. I’ve shown it to several old-timers and they remember it. The street sign is — Park Ave, to the beach, 42nd Street is the road. Rene Servant Political Axioms for Both Republicans and DemocratsEditor: Mark Twain Mark Twain Winston Churchill George Bernard Shaw James Bovard Douglas Casey P.J. O’Rourke Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850) Will Rogers Voltaire (1764) you! Pericles (430 B.C.) Mark Twain (1866 ) Unknown Winston Churchill -Mark Twain Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (18201903) Mark Twain Edward Langley, Artist (1928 1995) Thomas Jefferson Submitted by Zdenek Hruza, St. John

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20 January 12-18, 2009 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds YEAR IN REVIEW: PART 2 EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED IN 2008 November 3-9, 2008 November 17-23, 2008 November 24-30, 2008 November 10-16, 2008Trinidad Charlie In Spotlight with New Chesney Album G eezer Snorkeling Society Cleaning Area BeachesObama, Obama, Obama, Obama! Barshinger Regains Senator at Large Seat from WesselhoftLindy Frazer Laid To Rest World War II Vets Recall Roles in the Great WarPine Peace Court Under Water Again Zone Change for New Post Ofce Location Moving Forward December 1-7, 2008 Third Issue of St. John Magazine Offers Different ViewMichael Abraham Found Not Guilty of Alston Smith MurderOsprey Wins Class in Thanksgiving RegattaOsprey December 8-14, 2008Samuel Earns Full Ride To WesleyanGovernment Chips In $800,000 for New $1M Ambulance Boat December 15-21, 2008St. John CZM Committee Approves Pond Bay Club Beach EnrichmentPan Dragons Thrill Crowd During Concert Dec, 22, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009Sussman Donates for Telemedicine at MKSCHC Reopen in February

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Tuesday, January 13 The St. John Historical Society will host a potluck supper and senior panel at Bethany Moravian Church Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13. Members will be joined by a group of the island’s senior culture bearers and expect to have rare recordings of old-time steel-pan and V.I. Folk music. Thursday, January 15 Dr. Sarah Gray of the University of San Diego will make a brief presentation, “Impacts of Development on Sedimentation in St. John’s Bays” at the new Pavilion at Concordia Eco Resort in Coral Bay, Thursday, January 15, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, January 17 The St. John Historical Society will explore Botany Bay at the far western tip of St. Thomas on Saturday January 17. This almost 400 acre estate was owned for many decades by the Corning family, and was rarely seen by any Virgin Islanders. There are exten sive plantation ruins, as well as a Taino site on the property. David Knight will lead this adventure. Attendees will take the 9:15 a.m. ferry to Charlotte Amalie, where they’ll be met by taxi vans, which will return them to Char lotte Amalie in mid-afternoon. An update will be given on the success of some the organiza tion’s current projects and an update on the status of other projects. Goals for 2009 will also be set. Sunday, January 18 St. John Racquet Club is hosting a Junior Tennis Clinic for ages 5 through 18 on Sunday, January 18, and every Sunday after, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Cruz Bay public courts for $5. Contact Patrice Harley for more information at 776-6643. Tuesday, January 20 Coral Bay business interests will host their third meeting Tuesday, January 20, at 8:45 a.m. at Shipwreck Restaurant, co-hosted by the Coral Bay Community Council and the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce. There will be a brief business meeting, followed by a discussion with V.I. Police Department Commissioner James McCall about police coverage and public safety. January 22 and 23 Anyone who has ever felt like they can’t stick to their goals and resolutions should clear their calenders on January 22 and 23, Hindu priest and meditation teacher, Sri Dandapani at the Westin Resort and Villas conference room. The workshop will run both days from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Saturday, January 31 On Saturday, January 31, Friends of the Park will be celebrating their 20th anniversary with a gala hosted by Rob Blakeney at his spectacular villa, Presidio del Mar, on the point at Peter Bay. Friday, January 2 10:30 p.m. An Estate Great Cruz Bay resident c/r someone entered into his residence. Bur glary in the second. Saturday, January 3 4:35 p.m. A citizen c/r that someone was selling marijuana in the Cruz Bay area. Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. 5:15 p.m. Badge #1099 p/ at Jurgen Command with one Devon David Cooke under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. 6:52 p.m. A citizen c/ that two cars were involved in a collision at the bridge in Estate Pastory. Auto accident. Sunday, January 4 2:20 p.m. An Estate Great Cruz Bay resident p/r that she lost her bag. Lost bag. 2:52 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r she was threatened by her ex-boyfriend. Distur bance of the peace, DV. 6:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone stole items from her bag in the area of Estate Enighed. Grand larceny. 8:30 p.m. A citizen r/ someone stole her purse in the area of Estate Enighed. Grand larceny. Monday, January 5 8:10 a.m. A citizen c/r shots by the bridge. Homicide. 3:00 p.m. An Estate Rendezvous resident p/r that he was threatened by a male in the area of the Valley. Disturbance of the peace, threats. Tuesday, January 6 11:10 p.m. A citizen c/r Pastory. Unfounded. Wednesday, January 7 12:50 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r a male at his residence creating a distur bance. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 6:50 a.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r her vehicle missing from the area behind Love City Mini Mart. Unauthorized use of vehicle. 9:00 a.m. An Estate Mandahl resident p/r that someone stole his wallet out of his backpack. Grand larceny. 9:54 a.m. The owner of Mumbo Jumbo c/r a break-in at said establishment. Burglary in the third. Thursday, January 8 9:00 a.m. A doctor at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center c/requesting police assistance with a patient who has been assaulted. Accidental injury. 9:50 a.m. A citizen c/request ing an over-turned vehicle on Centerline Road near Bordeaux Mountain. Auto accident. 10:35 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that someone unknown destroyed his fence and the wall to his property. Destruction of property. 4:15 p.m. A citizen p/r that her residence was burglarized. Burglary in the third. 8:45 p.m. A citizen p/r that his vehicle was damaged while parked. Auto accident. welcomes notices of community-oriented, 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 Bay. Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the picnic Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. January 12-18, 2009 21 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan MannCan You Find It?

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22 January 12-18, 2009 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 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovah’s Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m. Sundays (no contact information given) Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel 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. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m, 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays. 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church Sundays, 8:30 a.m. Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday, 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617 St. John Church Schedule & Directory Subscription Form Ferry Schedules CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie TIME MARCHES ONACROSS bers may perform ender ers DOWN 6 Trespass es PREMIER Crossword

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January 12-18, 2009 23 For Rent 2 BD/2 BA – one of the best fully furnished luxury apartments on Gift Hill. Outstanding attention to detail. $3,000/mo + utilities. Call 340-690-6049 Classieds The Lumberyard Down Town Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessCommercial Space AvailableFor Space Call Nick 771-3737 STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Sizes to 10’ x 12’, Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 www.properyachts.com OFFICE&STORAGE**NOWAVAILABLE** Variousoffice&storagesizesEasyparkingBack upgeneratorpowerBeautifulmallenvironmentCall 7766455 From 181 to 980 s/f Retail Spaces Available From 200 to 808 s/f The Marketplace is a full plex with full generator back-up power, handicap access, plenty of parking, short walk to town and great tenants. Call Barbara at 776-6455 for an appointment AVAILABLEExcellent Location right next to Westin! Ideal spaces 1ST MONTH FREE RENT FOR BUILD-OUT Call 732-489-3264 Employment/Help Wanted Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857Watersports Jobs!keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing watersports company has immediate openings: Construction 3 BR/2 BA home with W/D on Bordeaux Mt., ocean view. Call Ron at 340-513-9025 (2) 2 bedroom, 2 baths. All appliances, A/C, W/D, furnished or un-furnished. First, last and security. Call 775-7561. I build highly qualidecks, additions, remodeling – Have model to view. Want one? John Littlechild (340) 693-5772 Award-winning restaurant business on St. John available. Turnkey operation, fully equipped, water views, good lease. $185,000. Principals only. 340-998-2952 www.stoneterrace.com Reasonable Rates, Bright, secure building, Ample parking, First Month Free 693-7040 Long term lease – 3 Bed/3 Bath island home, situated atop Bordeaux Mtn. Available January 1. $2,500 + utilities. Call 732-222-0676 for appt. to view; email: TWO GUYS AUTO & MARINE REPAIR 60 years experience, all types of repair to custom builds and fabrication. Also engine and trans replacement. Great stateside parts supplier. Call 776-3455 St. Thomas Marina Market Cruz Bay 1st Stop Convenience Baked in the Sun Book & Bean Connections C&D Bakery Deli Grotto Dolphin Market Gallows Point The Mail Center Nature’s Nook Papaya Cafe North Shore Road Caneel Bay Resort Cinnamon Bay Maho Bay Camps South Shore Road Pine Peace Market Westin Resort Coral Bay Connections East Keep Me Posted Lily’s Gourmet MktPick up a copy of TRADEWINDS: RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 COMPLETE GLASSES$79 Single Vision $109 BifocalsDr. Craig Friedenberg779-2020 Short Term Johns Folly beautiful 1 BR masonry home. Ocean views, complete privacy, well equipped, W/D. $1200/week. www.AffordableStJohn.com (518) 251-9989 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4WD, auto, 20” chrome rims, black, tint, CD, sun roof, 135k, runs great! PRICE REDUCED! $7,900. 340-690-2420. 2006 JEEP WRANGLER Yellow, hardtop, extended length, 4x4, A/C, CD player, hardly driven with very low mileage.$19,500.00 or OBO (860) 912-3718 RELIABLE TV RELIABLE INTERNET Satellite services from Dish Network & Hughesnet. Always on. There when you need it. 340 779 4001 2000 CHEVY BLAZER 4-door, automatic, 4WD, low mileage, pewter color, radio/cassette player. $4,500.00 or OBO Call 340-776-6496 Real Estate Super panoramic BVI to St. Croix view from this acre lot. Prominent ridge building sight offers unmatchable views. High, cool, peaceful, unspoiled, ocean sunrise, moonrise, Looking to relocate or just spend your holiday season in the Virgin Islands? This is the place. Love City Cruz Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Completely furnished long or short term. Sleeps up to 4 people. Adults only. No pets, no smoker. Conveniently located to shops, restaurants, beach. Great sunset view. For more details call 340-514-6248 or 340-693-7557 TILE BY DESIGN Professional tiling services available on St. John (Marbel, Porcelain, Ceramic) Contact Jeff today at (340) 344-5334 ( ACC) ANIMAL CARE CENTER has 1 immediate opening for employment: Kennel Technician for Dogs PART-TIME 5 DAYS A WEEK. This is a “hands-on” positions with ACC Animals. Applicants must be dependable, responsible, love animals and not afraid to handle animals. Please Call 774-1625 or come on over and speak to Connie Joseph about the position. Paradise NowThe Retreat, St. John, USVIThis stunning pavilion-style villa combines breathtaking architec ture with a pristine natural setting beside the national park. Features include .88 acre waterfront lot with private beach, landscaped grounds, lap pool, hot-tub, and sweeping ocean views from every room. Assessed at $2.3M asking under $1.6M. For details, visit: http://www.the-retreat.us/sale/ Large 1 bedroom apt. overlooking quiet Coral Bay, A/C, W/D, TV, no pets, no smoking. Call Big Al 779-4120 or 690-0605. SELLING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds e-mail advertising@tradewinds.vi or call 340-776-6496

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24 January 12-18, 2009 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Carefree Getaways on St. John tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002 www.carefreegetaways.com Catered To, Inc. tel. 776-6641 fax 693-8191 5000 Enighed #206, STJ, VI 00830 Century Hill Estates Vacation Rentals (340) 779-1804; 340-227-6688 www.centuryhillestates.com Island Getaways 888-693-7676, 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 00831A/C & RefrigerationCharlie Rock A/C & Refrigeration Sales, Service & Installation tel. 714-5977 or 643-1585 (cell)ArchitectureCoral Bay Design Buidl 340-779-7445 www.coralbaydesignbuild.com 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 00831BankingFirstBank Most Convenient Bank in the V.I. Cruz Bay Branch, 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the V I The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 BeautyThe Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa tel. 776-0774 Hair, nails, massage, waxing, villa services and more.Building ProductsSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceContractorsBreckinridge Custom Homes tel. 715-0262 fax 715-0264 Web-based project reports and picturesExcursionsSerenaSea tel. 779-4047, “Three Hour Tour” Classic Wooden Picnic YachtGalleriesMaho 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 furnitureGroceryDolphin Market tel. 776-5322Organic produce, low prices, Located in Boulon CenterHealthSt. John Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry tel. 693-8898, walk-ins welcome St. John Eye Care 779-2020 Complete eye care, 27 years serving Virgin Islanders, Dr. Craig Friedenberg Dr. Robert J. DeBonis CHIROPRACTOR tel. 775-9950, Cell: 340-626-0000 Gym in Paradise 776-0600, M-Sat 6-9 Sun 6-12 Westin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904 InsuranceTheodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comInterior DesignDesigns Of Aqua Bay, Inc.Mary Ellis (340) 693-8487; (508) 385-7614 www.designsofaquabay.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing 776-6548 or (800) 626-3455 LandscapingAlfredo’s Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationReal EstateAmerican P aradise Real Estate tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 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 John McCann & Associates1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366 Located at Wharfside Landing RE/MAX St. Croix Team San Martin tel. 773-1048 fax 773-1917 www.teamsanmartin.com St. John Properties, Inc. tel. 693-8485 fax 776-6192 P.O. Box 700, St. John, VI 00831 www.stjohnproperties.com Town & Country Real Estate tel. 693-7325 fax 693-7331 Coral Bay: t 774-7962 f 777-5350 RestaurantsConcordia Cafe Dinner 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday Just above Salt Pond 693-5855 Larry’s Landing “A Pour Your Own Bar” Located in Cruz Bay La Tapa tel. 693-7755 P.O. Box 37, STJ, VI 00831 Morgan’s Mango tel. 693-8141 fax 693-9061 P.O. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 Skinny Legs tel. 779-4982; www.skinnylegs.com “A Pretty OK Place”RetailJolly Dog tel. 693-5900, “Stuff You Want” Located in Coral BayServicesThe Marketplace Everything you need in one place Pennswoods.net tel. 774-2000; 1-887-716-2002 All digital high speed internet access SurveyorsBGM Engineers & Surveyors tel. 776-6770 fax 693-7700 P.O. Box 1103, STJ VI 00831 St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory

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January 12-18, 2009 25 St. John Properties, Inc. (340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320 www.stjohnproperties.com Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix Contact us at Crucian Properties 772-4182 for St. Croix listings! DEVELOPMENT PROPERTYR-2 parcel overlooking Cruz Bay, mature rolling hills, knoll tops and sunset views over St. Thomas. 9.45 Acres $6.2 MillionLANDSeveral .25 to .50 acre parcels with water views starting at $295K SADIE S EA — Wonderful oppor tunity to own and operate an estab lished charter boat. Currently doing half and full day snorkel/sight-seeing trips and NPS Reef Bay hike return trips to Cruz Bay. $100,000 GRUNWA LD — Handyman’s Special! Live there while you x it up. Reduced to $185,000 PRICE REDUCED! FISH BAY — Private and secluded setting, two large decks overlooking Fish Bay and the Ca ribbean Sea. Four bedroom, two bath villa, comfortably sleeps up to 12, breathtaking views of Fish Bay! Currently in rental program. $699,000 SECLUDED NORTH SHORE RETREAT – is bordered by National Park lands w/ stunning views of Leinster Bay, Annaberg Sugar Mill, Tortola & gorgeous clear waters of Mary's Creek. 3 bedrms, 3 baths w/ a large & comfortable deck perfect for outdoor entertaining & living. Lot size 0.765+/acre, W-1 zoning w/restrictions 2.65m PISTARCLE COTTAGE – 0.50+/–acre, R-1, Hansen Bay, 180 degree views down Drakes Passage including many BVI islands. Two bedroom, two bath with pool .. $995,000 6A-1-1 ST QUACO & ZIMMERMAN – 0.4592 acre, $350,000 , moderate grade, lovely views of Johnson Bay to Hurricane Hole. Watch your own boat at anchor! 5C-1 FRIIS – 0.38+/–acre, R-2 zoning. $495,000 . Atop a headland with expansive eastern views of Round Bay, Flanagan Island to the BVI’s, this parcel enjoys lean air, ocean breezes. Adjacent waterfront parcel available for $895,000 . 449 CHOCOLATE HOLE – 0.45+/–acre, R-2, $419,000 . Price reduction on this desireable North Chocolate Hole Parcel. 7CC CAROLINA – 0.50+/–acre, R-1 zoning. $500,000 . Private parcel with underground utilities and paved estate road access has sweeping views of Coral Harbor, Bordeaux and beyond. Driveway and house site have been excavated. 800-424-6641 340-776-6641 FAX 693-8191 www.cateredto.com Add your home to our group and share the Catered to...Vacation Homes advantages. We still have room for 2 or 3 special villas with pools. Consistently profitable rental histories Extensive advertising program Complete management and maintenance 24 years on-island experience Convenient Marketplace office (Second Floor) Catered To-TWRealEst8.07.indd 1 8/29/07 12:00:59 PM DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY OF St. John Tradewinds EACH WEEK!Just sign up to be a registered guest on our web site. www.stjohnnews.com

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340-693-9812 fax P. O. Bo x 66, Cruz Ba y, St. John, VI 00831-0066 email: inf o@cruzba yrealty .cruzba yrealty .comWe ’ re Sold on St. John!800-569-2417340-693-8808 phone Gretchen Labrenz Margie Labrenz Susanne Kir k T amm y P olloc k EXCLUSIVE HOME LISTINGSBAYVIEW – is a very private villa bordering the Natl. Park, just minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design with 2 buildings connected by sunny pool, decks & patio. Amazing 280 views overlooking Francis Bay & Northshore, + Coral Bay & BVI’s. $1,695,000. POINT RENDEZVOUS – Beautiful, brand new, masonry villa. Great room, with vaulted ceiling, lovely kitchen, stain less appliances, spacious master bedroom/bath w/stone garden shower, sleeping loft, A/C. Serene water views, & spa on large covered veranda. $1,595,000. non MLS. AURORA – Luxurious 4 bedroom / 4 bath masonry villa on Contant Point. Enjoy 180 views from Great Cruz to St. Thomas, great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, gor geous landscaping, beautiful furnishings, & excellent vaca tion rental history. Priced to sell at $2,495,000. LOVANGO LOVE SHACK – Featured in National maga zines, this unique, custom timber home is located on the sandy beach at Lovango Cay, just 1 miles by boat, north of St. John. The greenest house in the Virgin Islands, w/ com plete amenities powered by the sun & wind & satellite TV & Internet. A sandy beach, palm trees & a boat dock at your front door makes this truly an island paradise. $2,450,000. GREAT EXPECTATIONS – Mini estate, on a beautiful 1 acre parcel, features private tennis court, 2 pools, 2 spas, 7 bedrooms, & 7.5 baths. Awesome views, impressive rental history, walk to beach at Chocolate Hole. $2,999,500. LOCATION, LOCATION! – Dramatic cliffside setting, on coveted Maria Bluff, w/ sunrise to sunset views. 3 bedroom / 2 bath stone & concrete home with large wraparound ve randa, travertine oors, mahogany cabinetry, tile roof, large spa, full air conditioning, large circular drive. $1,699,000. GOLDEN DRAGON – Magnicent stone villa with excep tional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bedrooms/ 4 baths, in nity pool, exquisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush gardens, terric Point Rendezvous location. $2,395,000. PERELANDRA –A romantic 2 bd/2 bath, Caribbean style, villa with stunning water views, picture perfect sunsets, ca sual elegance, & private pool.. Nestled in lush landscaping, high above Cruz Bay. $1,235,000. BORDEAUX MT. – Lovely family home w/3 bdrms, 2 baths, & large covered veranda. Nestled on a gently sloped acre lot w/fragrant bay trees & southerly water views. $675,000. WATERFRONT WITH DOCK – Poured concrete 3 bdrm/ 2 bath home on a at acre site adjacent to National Park. Enjoy all watersports from shared private dock, & hiking along the secluded shoreline. REDUCED to $1,250,000. WINDSONG – Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cot tage, situated on a 1ac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, excellent vacation rental history, fully fur nished. $3,495,000. EXCLUSIVE LAND LISTINGSKLEIN BAY – Exceptional small exclusive neighborhood offers commonly owned beach, underground power, paved roads. Two acre homesites, both with fantastic Rendezvous Bay views. $879k and $995k 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 CRUZ BAY TOWN – R-4 zoning, plans and permits. Walk to Frank Bay Beach. Reduced to $275,000. 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. POINT RENDEZVOUS – Two superb parcels w/outstand ing views. Priced to sell at $425k & $415k. LEINSTER BAY – Great Thatch to Mary’s Point views, ac cess from Johnny Horn trail. $225k & $329,000. ZOOTENVAAL – Terric water views of Hurricane Hole, paved streets, underground utilities. Reduced to $400,000. GREAT CRUZ BAY – 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000. FLANAGAN’S PASSAGE – Two homesites, each with pan oramic views, paved roads & architectural plans, in great new area. $350,000 each. CATHERINEBERG – Incredible north shore views, 1.05 ac. surrounded by Nat’l. Park. $2,100,000. DITLEFF POINT – 4 waterfront parcels SOLD ! 13 spec tacular parcels available, starting at $895,000. ESTATE FISH BAY – Water views, borders green belt, paved access .... $275,000 Large parcel, excellent water views ....................... $250,000 Walk to beach, dingy dock, topo included ............. $329,000 Marina Drive, ocean views, topo ............................ $375,000 Direct water view, corner parcel ............................. $389,900 Borders Nat’l. Pk., 0.87ac ....................................... $425,000 ESTATE CHOCOLATE HOLE – Pebble Way location, 0.65ac, water views .................. $299k SEAGRAPE HILL/EMMAUS – Coral Hbr & Moravian Church views, 0.34ac .............. $185k Great Buy! 0.35ac. w/waterview, paved road ............. $182k Coral Bay views, downhill site ..................................... $280k ESTATE CAROLINA – Lower Bordeaux, BVI views, paved road .................... $199k View of Coral Bay, plans, driveway ............................. $255k Gentle slope, Bordeaux Mt., 0.63 ac ........................... $349k Coral Harbor views ...................................................... $350k Ironwood Rd, views, house plans ............................... $360k Upper Carolina, great views ........................................ $379k BVI views, one acre+ .............................................. $415,500 LUMINARIA – Luxurious ridgetop villa with incredible north shore and down island views. Three spacious bedroom suites, 3.5 baths, large pool with waterfall, spa, four car garage, gated entry, privacy, beautiful furnishings and landscaping. Vacation rental history. $2,495,000. CONTRACTED Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John’ s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w . c a r i b b e a n v i l l a . c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O . NEXT AD DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2009 26 January 12-18, 2009 SOLD

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HOMES MAHOGANY TREE VILLA Create a charming B&B offering a gated entry, walk to Frank Bay & town. (4) 1bd/1ba units with A/C, common pool & garage. $975,000 TEMPTRESS 2 bdrm suites separated by 2 buildings a living area and an impressive kitchen complete with granite countertops, private decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,650,000 RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths. Beautiful landscaping. .46 acre $1,095,000 PRICED TO SELL, 4 bdrm concrete home in Skytop is a terrific bargain! Upper three bedroom unit and spacious lower one bdrm unit. Views of Fish Bay. $735,000 ISLAND MANOR Hear & view the surf of Hart Bay. 4 bdrms with ensuite baths and elegant furnishings sited on .51 acre. Multi level floor plan offers privacy. $1,700,000 NEW! This remodeled property with South Shore views. Additions include 2 new a/c bdrm, pool, decks, laundry room and kitchen in lower unit. $1,400,000 ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral Bay. Two separate units. plans available for additional home. $729,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large ac. Master suites. SS appliances, mahogany hardwoods, stone accents. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 NEW! Early morning risers paradise overlooking Coral Bay to BVI. Well maintained 2-unit cottage offers a 1 bed/1 bath with a cozy covered porch. Plus studio apartment. $625,000 LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage overlooking Hurricane Hole, Coral Bay, & BVI. Plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA w/pool. $489,000 GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B , West Indian gingerbread architecture and island furnishings. Owners apartment plus 3 income producing units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 UPPER CAROLINA! Coral Bay harbor views. Live in the lower apartment while completing 2nd unit & the planned 4 bdrm/4 bath pool Villa. $425,000 NEW! Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many amenities. $2,399,000 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with Sunset Views! 5 bdrm, 5 bath with pool, spa, a/c bdrms and inviting great room. $1,795,000 CRUZ BAY .75 acre, 3 bdrm short term rental with pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4 and suited for development. $2,950,000 ENIGHED Nearly flat town lot overlooking Turner Bay and zoned R-4. Masonry home, 4 bdrms, 2 baths plus outbuildings. $599,000 ELLISON New construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master suites, sunsets year round. $2,890,000 L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Gorgeous home in upscale Pt. Rendezvous. 180 sea views, dining for 8, gourmet kitchen. 4 large bdrm/bath suites. Infinity edge pool. 2,950,000 BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, Room for expansion. $899,000 NEW! A private, family estate house. Features one of the largest private pools on St. John (33,000 gals. w/diving board, & wet bar). Mature landscapeing & extensive stone work. $1,850,000 MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style layout all on one level, access from each room onto the pool. Central A/C. $2,850,000 FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath villa, superior craftsmanship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof, 180 views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bedroom villa above the turquoise waters of Rendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes comfort,class & elegance. $3,895,000 ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5 baths. Swimmable water access from the back yard. $4,950,000 LA BELLA VITA , "the good life" ,4 a/c identical master suites with island stone showers, breath taking views, gourmet kitchen, state-of-the-art entertainment center. $2,950,000YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 bdrms & 4 baths. Also enjoy the lower 3 bdrm beach house. $2,895,000C ONDO S C O M M E R C I A L GALLOWS POINT CONDOMINIUMS! ST. JOHN’S ONLY OCEANFRONT CONDOS! 2 Upper floor loft units available, 1 of a kind complex. Excellent rental program, ocean & harbor views, tastefully appointed & a/c. $980,000 & $1,275,000 CHARMING SERENDIP STUDIO Panoramic sunset views, small complex with lush tropical gardens, on site management, pool and established rental program. $265,000 PALM JEWELERS High end jewelry store in prime Cruz Bay location. $525,000 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Upscale gallery of designer jewelry, fine art, & distinctive home decor. Located in Mongoose Junction. Established (25+yrs), successful turn-key business. $300,000 DELI GROTTO! Consistent lifetime sales growth, deli and internet cafe located in prime commercial space. Catering to tourists & residents, baked goods, cold beer, extensive breakfast & lunch menu, ice cream. Eat in the a/c, on outside terrace or take out. $475,000 MARINA MARKET SITE, zoned B-2! One of a kind commercial real estate, 4829 sq.ft. & features a 2,999 sq. ft. building and adjacent parking area. An excellent potential income producer offering a variety of business uses. $995,000 “VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES” Gated community featuring underground utilities, paved roads, & gorgeous sweeping views. Fabulous lots ranging from $415,000Exclusively Listed Land Condominiums Investment Opportunities “L’AUTRE MONDE” Exquisitely custom designed with 2 pools, luxurious master & 6 additional bdrms, plus soaring ceilings, extensive stone work, exotic African mahogany cabinetry. Walk to beach & dinghy dock. “TRADE HOME FOR LAND PLUS $$-GIFFT HILL” Delightful 3 bed-room income producing masonry home with pool and privacy. Beautiful water views to St. T! Extensive exotic landscaping. “CONTENTMENT” Fabulous custom 8,000 sq. ft. villa close to Cruz Bay, 6 bdrms, 6.5 baths, designer detail and furnishings throughout!!! Spectacular views of Pillsbury Sound & St. Thomas. TROPICAL OASIS! BRAND NEW 5x6 FISH BAY Mediterranean style gated estate with covered verandahs, guest pool, spa, energy any arched doors, tile roof, copper gutters, etc. “WATERFRONT (3x3) “LA DOLCE VITA” exceptionally charming property with boat mooring. 376 ft. of pristine shoreline. Sensational panoramic water views and cooling breezes. W-1 zoning allows commercial uses. $6,800,000 TRADE OR $890,000 $4,200,000 $3,200,000 $2,995,000 TWO LOCA T IONS: Mongoose Junction (340) 776-6776 & The Marketplace (340) 774-8088TOLL FREE 1-800-905-6824 www.HolidayHomesVI.com M I R E F F / @HHVI.COMP L E T E REA L ES T A T E SE R VICES S T. JO H N ' S O LDES T R EA L ES T A T E FI R M SE R VING ST. JO H N SINCE 1960 HOMES LAND CONDOMINIUMS COMME R CIAL OPPORTU NITIES INDULGE YOURSELF WITH RESORT LIVING IN THE COMFORTS OF YOUR OWN PRIVATE CONDOMINIUM. Own a week, a month or more and enjoy all the Westin amenities! Inventory avail in many unit sizes year round. Great trade & rental options. Timeshares start at $11,000 BEACHFRONT “GRANDE BAY RESORT” Condos under construction, overlooking Cruz Bay Harbor. Walk to town & restaurants. 2 bdrm $799,000 “PASTORY ESTATE” CONDO 1 bedroom, great views, close to town, quiet neighborhood. Turnkey. PRICE REDUCED! Now $469,000 "RAINBOW’S END" Battery Hill condo, 2 bedrms, poolside, close to town. Priced to sell! $535,000 OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom luxuhome ownerships from $79,000 . “GALLOWS POINT” 3 premier OCEAN FRONT units to town! $1,400,000 & $1,200,000 “THE MARKETPLACE” PRIME COM-MERCIAL SPACES available in St suites, retail spaces and a built out restaurant space. Available immediately. Rents start at $762.57 per month. “GALLOWS SEAVIEW” (2x2) .58 ac. R-4 & W-1 zoning allows multifamily dwellings & commercial uses. Spectacular views. Walk to beach & town. $3,200,000 “SATYAMUNA” Successful health fect for hands on owner. $75,000 “GYM IN PARADISE” Successful Gym for sale. Established 12+ years. Excellent location. Inventory included. $50,000 "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 ACRES subdivideable bordering National Park with spectacular BVI views! $1,999,000 “DREEKETS BAY ESTATES” boasts spectacular BVI views, quality paved roads, undergrnd. utilities, stone wall & planters, common beach. Just 8 minutes from Coral Bay. 12 parcels priced from $399,000. WATERFRONT parcels ranging from .5 1.36 acres in some of St. John's best areas! $499,000 $9,999,000 "CANEEL HILL"SELLER FINANCING private residential community just minutes from Cruz Bay. Water views to St. Thomas. 3 gentle grade sites: individually sold or total 1.78 acres for $600,000 Holiday Homes of St. John**COME C HAT ABOUT THE MARKET AND ENJOY A C OMPLEMENTARY GLASS OF WINE AT OUR M ARKETPLA C E LO C ATION.**Busy at the beach during the day? We are now open ursday evenings till 8pm. “BLUEROCK”, a 4x4 rental villa with sensa-tional water, STT, & sunset views. Large pool; spa; 2 kitch-ens; could rent as two separate, private units. $975,000 "SABA BAY"WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE12 acre subdvid able waterfront plus 4 hill side lots available. Incredible BVI views! Priced from $699,000 PASSPORT TO PRIVACY! Superb view from this Upper Peter Bay parcel that borders Nat’l Park. Save a year in planning and start building, architectural plans and CZM permit included. $2,950,000 “UPPER MONTE BAY” – DRAMATIC, PRI-VATE, SOUTH SHORE LOTS WITH PRISTINE VIEWS. Low density subdivision above Rendezvous Bay, 7 large parcels, paved road, stone walls & underground utilities. 2 lots listed for $999,000 each (one 1.867 acre lot may be subdivided). “HARBOR VIEWS” OVER GREAT CRUZ BAY Gentle .7 acre hillside home site facing east with beach &harbor access. Walk to Westin amenities! Private paved road & underground utilities $499,000. “SEAGRAPE HILL” .340 ac., Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole views, downhill slope, paved roads, cooling breezes. Priced $169,000 “FREEMAN’S GROUND” STUNNING DOWN ISLAND VIEWS & cooling breezes from this .78 ac parcel with upper & lower access. $425,000 “AZURE BAY ESTATES” IN CONTANT .5 ac with 180 degree views over Pillsbury Sound to St. Thomas & St. James islands. Quiet, breezy con$650,000 “LOVANGO CAY” Waterfront & hillside properties feature upscale amenities and infrastructure; barge landing with piers, paved roads, underground electric, access to beach and much more! Amazing views, priced from $499,000

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28 January 12-18, 2009 HAPPY NEW YEAR!from MaLindaMEDIA For more information about St. John Magazine or St. Thomas Magazine (email) mnelson@malindamediallc.com or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at www.malindamediallc.com magazinest. thomas another reason to be thankful this new yearON NEWSSTANDS THIS MONTH magazinest. thomas


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