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April 27-May 3, 2009
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 * St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands


Residents Question Ferry Rates, Dock Access
Barshinger's Town Meeting Draws Questions, Complaints - Page 3

Despite Potential
New Witnesses,
Double Jeopardy
. ,Rule May Protect
Cockayne Killer
Page 5
Students Pack
itVINP Friends
Earth Day Fair
Page 6
Swimmers Prepare
S for Beach-to-Beach
Page 11





StL John Tradewinds News Photo by MaLinda Nelson
Grand Finale Symbolize Island
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Steven's Cay in Frank Bay on Friday, April 24. Legacy for Couple
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Responding quickly to residents' complaints aired at a neighborhood meeting
hosted by Governor John deJongh on April 8, Department of Public Works officials
began filling and grading the severely degraded road in the Valley, above.



Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the Week

Information Sought on St. John Tourist Attackers


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the
community to help the V.I. Police
Department solve the following
crimes and would like to remind
the public that any information,
no matter how insignificant, may
be just what the police need to
solve these cases.
St. John
Police are seeking informa-
tion on the robbery and assault of
a male victim by several young
males on Sunday, April 12, at
about 1:40 a.m. in the vicinity of
Joe's Diner, in Cruz Bay.
St. Croix
Police are asking the commu-
nity for assistance in solving a ho-
micide that happened January 5,
2008. Edwin Dukes who was 21,
was shot several times and later
died. This happened at the Freder-
iksted Beach in the early morning


hours. There were a lot of people
around when Dukes got shot but
the shooter was only described as
a person in light clothing.
St. Thomas
VIPD are seeking information
on an armed robbery that hap-
pened at a St. Thomas hotel. On
Wednesday, April 15, an armed
robber gained entry into a ca-
shiers' office inside the hotel and
demanded money from the two
female employees.
The suspect removed an un-
determined amount of cash from
a safe and fled the area, possibly
through a back exit. The suspect
is described as being about 5'9",
brown complexion with a close
cropped haircut, wearing a black
t-shirt and blue jeans.
Crime Stoppers reports that an-
other tip has resulted in an arrest
which means another reward has


been approved. The total rewards
authorized are $6,885 but only
$250 has been claimed so far. All
tipsters are urged to check with
Crime Stoppers to see if they are
eligible for a cash reward.
Community members can sub-
mit tips to Crime Stoppers USVI
at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The
tips are completely anonymous,
and the stateside operators are
bilingual. Tipsters can also sub-
mit tips online at CrimeStopper-
sUSVI.org or by texting "USVI"
plus your message to CRIMES
(274637).
If a tip leads to an arrest or the
recovery of stolen property or il-
legal drugs, the tipster receives a
cash reward to be paid according
to their instructions. Only anony-
mous callers to Crime Stoppers
are eligible for these cash re-
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Chamber Chapter Meeting April 28

St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of
Commerce will meet on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
at Ocean Grill Upstairs.

St. John Film Society Screening

"Flow: For Love of Water" Is April 28
St. John Tradewinds
The St. John Film Society is hosting a free screening of Flo%%
For Love of Water" on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. on the second
floor of The Marketplace between Nest and the Mail Center.
The 93-minute award-winning documentary by Irena Salina
offers an in-depth look at what experts label the most important
political and environmental issue of the 21st century, the world
water crisis.
Also V.I. National Park's Chief of Resource Management Rafe
Boulon will speak about the island's fresh water resources. The
public is asked to not bring coolers. Gourmet pizzas, popcorn,
homemade candy, and full beverage service will be available from
La Plancha del Mar.
For more information check out www.stjohnfilm.com.

Coral Bay Shoreline Cleanup Is May 2
St. John Tradewinds
A Coral Bay Shoreline Cleanup, hosted by the Coral Bay Com-
munity Council, Coral Bay Yacht Club, KATS, and other commu-
nity groups, will be Saturday, May 2, from 9 to 11 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to participate. Meetbehindthe Fire Station
to be assigned locations and bags. Participants should bring gloves
and wear sturdy shoes. The V.I. Department of Public Works will
participate and remove all the collected trash to the transfer station
the same day. Anyone who would like to do another area in Coral
Bay, should call in advance. For more information call the CBCC
office at 776-2099.

VIPA Grants Ferry Fare Relief to STJ
St. John Tradewinds
Following discussions with both the chairman of the board and
the executive director of the Virgin Islands Port Authority, Gover-
nor John deJongh said last week the authority will move to imple-
ment certain waivers of ferry fees for students, senior citizens and
persons seeking medical attention on St. Thomas.
"In these difficult economic times, I share the concerns raised
by St. John residents regarding the impact that the May 1 rate in-
crease will have on those who have no choice but to utilize the
ferry service for transportation between St. John and St. Thomas,"
deJongh said.
The Governor discussed various forms of economic relief for
St. John residents in a conference call last week with VIPA board
chairman Cassan Pancham and the agency's Executive Director
Kenn Hobson.
DeJongh has asked that the board consider a 100 percent waiver
on the ferry fees for any students travelling from St. John to St.
Thomas to attend classes.
"In addition, we anticipate a reduction in the fees for seniors and
those persons seeking medical attention which will translate into
significant relief to our residents on St. John," said deJongh.
In addition, deJongh asked VIPA to work with the ferry opera-
tors to develop a one-ticket system that can be used by students.
"Since the fees would be waived, this would increase the stu-
dent's ability to move back and forth between the islands on any of
the two ferry companies," said the governor.
VIPA has also delayed the implementation schedule of impos-
ing a fee at the turnstiles at both marine terminals until such time as
the Authority has reached an agreement with the ferry companies.







St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 3


Residents Question Officials on Ferry Rates


Cruz Bay Creek and Dock Access Also Discussed


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The ferry companies should not
be allowed to increase fares to Red
Hook without ensuring account-
ability for the companies' finan-
cial reports, several residents told
government officials at a Thursday
evening, April 23, town meeting
hosted by Senator at Large Craig
Barshinger at the Westin Resort
and Villas ballroom.
"There is no accountability for
even how many people ride the
ferry," said Sherry-Ann Francis,
a St. John resident who commutes
to St. Thomas for work. "You just
take their word for it. How can
you increase the rate before put-
ting cash management procedures
in place."
With ferry rates to Red Hook
due to increase next month, VI.
Port Authority officials ready to
charge a 50-cent user fee for travel
between St. Thomas and St. John
and no progress on the Cruz Bay
Creek renovations Barshinger
called the meeting to focus on
marine issues. The senator encour-
aged the 40 residents who turned
out for the meeting to remain op-
timistic.
Convening Not Complaining
"It's a matter of convening, not
complaining," said the senator.
"Venting might feel good for about
20 minutes, but it doesn't really
accomplish anything. We want to
open the lines of dialogue and ef-
fect real change."
The public posed questions to a
host of government and marine of-
ficials who attended the meeting,
including VIPA executive direc-
tor Ken Hobson, Department of
Planning and Natural Resources
Commissioner Robert Mathes,
V.I. National Park Superintendent
Mark Hardgrove, legal counsel for
Varlack Ventures and Transporta-
tion Services Claudette Ferron,
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander
Timothy Grant and Public Ser-
vices Commission general counsel
Tanisha Bailey-Roka.
Ferry Companies Need
Financial Accountability
The PSC-approved ferry rate
hike on April 1 was the culmina-
tion of the second rate investi-
gation into the franchise in two
years. A 2006 PSC order, which
raised fares for the first time in 14


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott


Residents lined up for a chance to share complaints with government officials at the
town hall meeting at the Westin Resort hosted by Senator at Large Craig Barshinger on
Thursday, April 23.


years, included a requirement that
the ferry companies implement
cash management procedures like
electronic ticketing.
That mandate, however, was
never implemented, but is included
again in the new PSC order which
this time will come to fruition, ex-
plained Bailey-Roka.
"I can't say why things didn't
happen in the past," said the PSC
general counsel. "What I can say
is that under the new leadership of
chairman Joseph Boschulte we are
making marked progress. I know
trust is a hard pill to swallow from
government officials, but we are
working toward transparency and
accountability."
Missing Mass Transit Funds
Ferry companies have been
operating at a loss for years and
haven't received millions in fed-
eral funds earmarked for mass
transit which have been flowing
into the territory for decades, ex-
plained Ferron.
"A lot of people are unaware
that for decades federal funding
has been coming into the Virgin
Islands which was supposed to be
going to the ferry boats and they
have yet to receive one single
dime," Ferron said. "The people
of St. John need to ask the govern-


ment of the Virgin Islands 'where
is the money we are entitled to
for public transportation.' These
are the only marine transporta-
tion mass transit systems under the
U.S. flag not receiving subsidies."
Under the leadership of Senate
President Louis Hill, the legisla-
ture will find the funding and get it
to the ferry companies, explained
Barshinger.
Ferry Fare To Be
Barshinger's Top Priority
"I was operating under the
knowledge that the ferry compa-
nies were not eligible for the sub-
sidies," said Barshinger. "If what
you're saying is true, then we have
to look into that and get that mon-
ey. Fares of $2 each way would be
a good improvement here so this
will be my number one priority."
Residents want to take part in
planning the renovations to the
Cruz Bay Creek which has been
roped off and fenced in since barge
traffic was relocated to Enighed
Pond Marine Facility in 2005.
"We have been asking for years
for some planning to take place for
the Creek and for us to be a part of
that planning process," said Sha-
ron Coldren. "Creating a beautiful
space there is critical to changing
our town back into a place we can


all be proud of."
Creek Plans Should
Include Public Input
"All of us in town were so ex-
cited when Enighed opened and
the Creek was going to be a place
to be proud of," said Susan Stair.
"Instead, it's an embarrassment.
With the yellow tape and barbed
wire, it seems like your entering a
crime scene."
St. Thomas architecture firm
Robert deJongh and Associates
was contracted to renovate the
area and the group has gotten input
from St. John residents, explained
Hobson, who did not share the
plans for the Creek.
Fishermen and Charter
Boats Losing Access
A number of charter boat op-
erators, fishermen and private boat
owners who use the Creek regu-
larly urged USCG officials to not
bar them from the facility in the
future.
"The St. John fishermen are get-
ting pushed out," said Dan Boyd.
"There is nowhere for us to sell
our fish to the public. We need ac-
cess to a bulk head - this affects
the whole community."
"The USCG is putting all these
burdens on us for no reason," said
Scott York. "You can't get to these


islands unless you already go
through security. All these fences
and things are totally unneces-
sary."
Security Measures
Laws passed by Congress in the
wake of the September 11, 2001
terrorist attacks mandated a slew
of strict marine security proce-
dures for the islands like the fence
at Cruz Bay's Loredon Boynes
ferry dock.
Many of the laws, however, can
be implemented in different ways,
explained USCG Lt. Commander
Grant.
"The way the regulations are set
up don't always fit into the realities
here," said Grant. "We can evalu-
ate the plans and try to reduce our
footprint. The public can make
changes, but we need to hear your
complaints."
VIPA, VINP and DPNR of-
ficials agreed to work together to
plan for the future of Cruz Bay.
"A lot of access issues have
arisen because we haven't planned
together," said VINP Superinten-
dent Hardgrove. "We need to plan
for the next 20 years, but we also
need something implemented in
the interim especially with $247
million in stimulus funds coming
down here."


INDEX

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............18
Classified Ads................... 19
Community Calendar ......... 17
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules ...............18
Historical Bits & Pieces ......13
Just My Opinion .................. 12
Letters ........................1... 4-15
Police Log ...................... 17
Real Estate .................21-23
Rhythm & Views ...............10
W ha's Happ'nin'.................... 4


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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Hundreds of students enjoyed
an afternoon in the sun at Vie's
Campground on Saturday, April
18, as the Coral Bay Yacht Club
hosted the 17th "Almost Annual"
Flotilla/Cartilla benefitting Guy
Benjamin School.
Music by Koko and the Sun-
shine Band, delicious food from
local chefs and a beautiful day
added up to a great time for all.
The event raised about $9,000 for
the small Coral Bay elementary
school, explained CBYC secretary
Clare Weaver.
Sails dotted the horizon the day
of the event as GBS students en-
joyed a cruise on Coral Bay's tall
ship Silver Cloud, thanks to owner
Elliot Hooper. Many CBYC mem-
bers also took guests out on a
morning sail and then to the East
End beach for lunch and dancing.
"There was a great turn-out
of people and boats, glorious hot
sunshine accompanied by calm
seas and gentle breeze for a lei-
surely sail," said Weaver. "There
were too many happy, smiling
children's faces to mention. In fact


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benefitting GBS.

there was such a good turn-out of
Guy Benjamin School kids, we
had to transport them to Vie's on
about three other sailboats besides
Silver Cloud."
"A big, huge thanks go out to
the numerous people who donated
their time and energy to make the
event possible," Weaver said. "It
is incredible to me how the event
just came together, made possible


Vie's campground, above,


by so many people just pitching
in and doing what they said they
would do."
With smiles on children's faces,
bellies full with scrumptious food
and sore feet from dancing in the
sand, the event was declared a suc-
cess by everyone.
"It was a hugely successful day
which was thoroughly enjoyed by
all," said Weaver.


St. John Tradewinds
Several years ago Steve was recovering from
illness in New York City and celebrated his return
to St. John by attending one of the first musical
performances hosted at The Marketplace - I
can still see Steve and Helen dancing to the Art
School's star-band beat. This meant that he was
well again.
SJSA hosted many concerts in the undevel-
oped space where Jim Swan, Tommy Bertolino
and Glen Spear built a great stage. Maddy Sewer
washed all 350 chairs as they arrived from Miami.
Those were wonderful days!
Steve reminded me of this on Sunday at the
Beach Bar. From there The Marketplace stage was
built where Tradewinds and Paul Devine's offices
are.
Now we're going through the recession - a
challenge for us all. The good music goes on ev-
ery Sunday afternoon. Steve has become a world-
traveler, Egypt, Iraq, Iran (entertaining the troops
with a blues band.) He is a board member of the
leading blues and jazz music associations in the
states.
His comments on Sunday brought the happi-


ness back as I thought of the St. John School of the
Arts' visiting performers' concerts. The late Rho-
da Tillett and "Chicken Charlie" from St. Croix
enjoyed bringing these performers to St. John.
Congratulations to Ernest Wells
One hundred years on St. John! What a lovely
thought!
Tennis on Sundays for Young People
Check with Pat Harley. You might be our next
champion!
Sherman Browne Earns His Master's
Degree at New York University
Tracey, his mother, will attend his graduation
in May. We all are so proud of Sherman, some of
us remember when he made pizzas for Ronnie -
and I especially think of him as the best break-
dancer I've ever seen!
He will continue to serve on the New York City
Council as senior policy and budget advisor. His
master's major is in Public Administration. Con-
gratulations to you Sherman! Maybe President
Obama will be looking for you!
Happy Birthday to all the Taureans
There are a lot of us and we're just what the
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St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 5


Despite New Witnesses, Double Jeopardy Could Protect Cockayne Killer


By Joseph Tsidulko
St. John Tradewinds
Jahlil Ward and Kamal Thomas sat at
the same Superior Copurt table for a full
week in October 2008, listening to their
lawyers cast blame at the other for the
murder of Jamie Cockayne in Cruz Bay.
If Ward gets a second trial, his lawyer
will likely parade into court a series of
witnesses who will support his argument
that Thomas was the actual killer.
Thomas, however, doesn't need to fear
the testimony, at least beyond damage to
his reputation.
Thomas, 19, and his friend, Anselmo
Boston, 32, were the first two suspects
arrested and charged with slaying the
21-year-old Pennsylvania man, who was
stabbed eight times after leaving a Cruz
Bay bar just after midnight on June 19,
2007 and died at the scene.
Ward was arrested almost a year later af-
ter Thomas' investigator discovered three
witnesses who implicated the 20-year-old
St. John man in the crime. Thomas' attor-
ney, Michael Joseph, first revealed those
witnesses to authorities - Ward had nev-
er before been publicly mentioned in con-
nection with the case.
At trial, prosecutors put forward a theo-
ry that the three defendants acted together
and aided each other. They called to the
stand the three witnesses - who all testi-
fied they heard Ward confess to stabbing
Cockayne.
Ward's lawyer, Michael Quinn, ar-
gued the witnesses made prior inconsis-
tent statements, and were part of a plot


to frame Ward
and exculpate the
other defendants.
He said they were
"spoon fed" to
prosecutors.
The jurors, how-
ever, were swayed
by the testimony. I t
Thomas and Anselmo Boston
Boston were found
guilty of two felo-
ny assaults against
Cockayne at and outside of Front Yard bar
before the fatal stabbing, but acquitted of
the most serious charges against them.
Ward was found guilty of first-degree
murder - a crime that carries a manda-
tory life sentence.
Now, more than six months later, Ward
is likely to get a new trial thanks to re-
cently discovered witnesses who point the
finger at Thomas, his former codefendant.
At a hearing on April 17, Quinn told
Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar that
since the trial, he has identified three men
who say they heard Thomas confess to the
stabbing, two of whom testified that day.
More significantly, Quinn also said he
recently learned of another witness who
had been known to prosecutors before the
October trial. Daryl Marten's statement,
recalling a jailhouse confession from
Thomas, had been recorded in a police
report on September 12, 2007, but never
presented to Ward's legal team.
Judge Brenda Hollar reserved making
a final decision, but said that error left her


Kamal Thomas


Jahlil Ward


with little choice but to order a second
trial in a case which cast a harsh national
focus on St. John and resulted in national
media questioning the safety of tourists
and the efficacy of law enforcement in the
Virgin Islands.
Thomas and Boston were both acquit-
ted of murder, and because of the double
jeopardy provision of the U.S. Constitu-
tion, they can never be charged with that
crime again, regardless of what new evi-
dence comes to light.
Whether they are sentenced for the
convicted felony assaults also remains in
doubt.
At a post-trial hearing on November 14,
a date originally scheduled for sentencing,
Hollar reduced one of two third-degree as-
sault convictions against each man to the
misdemeanor of simple assault and she
dismissed the corresponding weapons of-
fense.
Hollar agreed with defense attorneys
the attack on Cockayne after he left the
bar did not meet the felony criteria of an
assault with a deadly weapon. While wit-


nesses testified they saw Thomas and Bos-
ton surround Cockayne while brandishing
wooden sticks, there was insufficient evi-
dence that they struck the young man with
the makeshift weapons, Hollar ruled.
A stick is only deadly when it is used in
a fashion that threatens the victim's life,
Hollar said.
Hollar is still considering similar mo-
tions to reduce the remaining third-degree
assault charges, which involved an al-
tercation with a pool cue at Front Yard.
Benjamin Currence, Boston's lawyer, ar-
gued his client shattered the pool cue on
a window sill, and not over Cockayne's
shoulder.
Thomas' attorney said Quinn's new
witnesses are nothing more than an effort
to deflect blame, despite an abundance of
evidence implicating Ward.
Quinn is "acting in desperation," Jo-
seph said.
If Hollar does order a new trial for Ward,
Thomas and Boston could end up as wit-
nesses. But that may depend on whether
they are still defendants in the case.
If his motion to reduce the assault count
is still pending, or the issue is under ap-
peal, Joseph said he will attempt to quash
any subpoena in order to protect his cli-
ent's Fifth Amendment right against self-
incrimination.
But if the matter has been settled, he
would not object to Thomas testifying, Jo-
seph said.
In that scenario, nothing Thomas or
Boston say on the stand could come back
to harm them in the case.


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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The V.I. National Park ball field was filled with stu-
dents celebrating Earth Day a little early on Monday
morning, April 20.
About 600 students from across St. John packed
the field to learn about solar energy, aluminum can re-
cycling, native plant habitats and many other environ-
mentally friendly activities at Friends of VI. National
Park's annual Earth Day environmental fair.
Organizations and government agencies from the
Animal Care Center to Department of Planning and
Natural Resources were represented at the fair.
ACC members had two dogs in tow for the stu-
dents to greet. Bonny Corbeil's mixed breed Princess
and Anne Marie Porter's pit bull Daphne were big hits
with the school children, who vied for the chance to
walk the well-mannered pets.
Renata Platenberg of DPNR's Division of Fish and
Wildlife shared information about the island's native
bat population. Recycling Association of the Virgin
Islands St. John Chapter had a can crusher on site
which students had fun using. RAVI St. John member
Susan De Bonis was on hand to discuss what happens
to aluminum cans which don't get recycled versus
cans that get recycled and reused.
Solar Oven and Paper Making
Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church
demonstrated how to make jewelry, mats and beads
from recycled materials. Students learned how to
make recycled paper from the representatives from
Maho Bay Campground, who also baked cookies in
a solar oven.
St. John Film Society members showed clips from


three movies; the William Stelzer animated "Coral
Reefs," Disney's "Safety Smart Goes Green" and
FIo%\ for Love of Water." Students watched the
films and then answered questions relating to envi-
ronmentally sensitive practices which Stelzer taped
for a future You Tube segment.
University of the Virgin Islands' Cooperative Ex-
tension Services officials showed students what com-
post looks like and discussed its uses. VI. Energy
Office's Kasim Andrews discussed the benefits of
renewable energy with students.
"You're never too young to start thinking about en-
ergy efficiency," said Andrews.
Recycled Art Projects
Gifft Hill School art teacher Rosemary Richards
displayed recycled art projects created by GHS stu-
dents.
"We try to use recycled materials whenever we
can," said Richards. "Often art supplies are expensive
or not available here, so it's really necessary to use
recycled materials a lot of times. Plus it's better for
the environment."
Solar Car
Students got a first hand look at a neighborhood
electric vehicle (NEV) thanks to Solar Supply's Josh
Faulds. The St. Thomas-based company owned by
Doug White and Leslie Faulds-White retrofitted the
NEV with solar panels making it run completely on
power from the sun.
Capable of reaching between 30 and 35 miles per
hour, the NEV can make it up Jacob's Ladder and all
the way out East End, according to Faulds.
Members of the St. John Historical Society shared
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St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 7


Tough Competition Marks 13th Annual Ruby Rutnik Softball Tournament


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Although the St. John All Stars lost in the
final game to Tortola's Elmore Stoutt High
School team, the 13th Annual Ruby Rutnik
Memorial Softball Tournament was one of
the most exciting in recent memory.
The tournament, which ran from April
17 to 18 at the Winston Wells ball field, is
hosted annually by Janet Cook-Rutnik and
Andrew Rutnik in memory of their daugh-
ter Ruby, who was a star pitcher on Antilles
School's softball team before she died in a
car accident during her senior year of col-
lege in 1996.
Funds raised at the tournament, through
the sponsorship of innings and games, sup-
port a memorial scholarship which has
awarded more than $87,000 to local girls
pursuing higher education.
The tournament kicked off on Friday eve-
ning, April 17, with the St. John All Stars
falling to Stout 6 to 3, but beating Antilles
13 to 11 in their second game. The Antilles
team, the defending tournament champions,
got back into form on Saturday, beating St.
John All Stars 13 to 7, but faltered in their
game against Stout, losing 21 to 1. St. John
All Stars also fell to Stout on Saturday by a
score of 17 to 8.
With Antilles and the St. John All Stars
each having one win, the championship


"The girls really enjoy coming over to St. John and their
enthusiasm and pleasure is delightful. The fact is that this
is a special gift to have this memory of Ruby and celebra-
tion of her and her athletic talents."
- Janet Cook-Rutnik,
tournament organizer


game contenders were decided by Antilles'
final game against Stout. Antilles needed
either to win or lose by less than five runs
to make it to the final. After a few close in-
nings, however, their hopes were dashed as
Antilles fell to Stout 18 to 4.
The excitement remained intense through
the Saturday night championship game
with the St. John All Stars almost pulling
out a win. The game wasn't decided until
the fifth and final inning when Stout pulled
off the victory out-scoring the St. John All
Stars 10 to 9.
"It was a really exciting tournament,"
said Cook-Rutnik. "The St. John All Stars
almost won. They had a shot at it, but Tor-
tola had a really good team."
"The games were all well-attended and
were all very competitive," Cook-Rutnik
said. "The St. John team will just get better
and better. This is only their second or third
time participating, so look out for them in


the future."
While the softball was exciting for fans,
the tournament is all about giving. Conces-
sions sales at the games funded the Love
City Pan Dragons youth steel orchestra and
sponsored innings will fund the four $2,500
scholarships the Ruby Rutnik Scholarship
Fund will award this year.
St. John teen Dujuana Grell, an honors
student at Seton Hall University, will re-
ceive the second of her two-year scholar-
ship while a one-year academic scholarship
is available to any St. John female graduat-
ing senior or college student.
For wining the tournament, a $2,500
scholarship will be awarded to one female
from Elmore Stoutt High School.
"This year Elmore Stoutt has a girl who
will be graduating and going on to college,"
said Cook-Rutnik. "She received an appli-
cation right there and the coach was bring-
ing more back to Tortola for the school to


give to other possible applicants."
The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund also
expanded this year to award $2,500 to a
first-time student at Gifft Hill School's ear-
ly learning center. Applications for scholar-
ships, which are due by May 15, are avail-
able at Connections.
While the amount raised was a bit off this
year, organizers were prepared for the drop
in sponsorships, explained Cook-Rutnik.
"We're still accepting donations to the
scholarship fund, but it looks like we're a
bit off this year, which was not unantici-
pated," she said. "We do thank those many
sponsors who have given over the past 12
years and continue to write that check every
year."
The Rutnik family has spent countless
hours over the years organizing the memo-
rial softball tournament, but it's a true labor
of love, Cook-Rutnik explained.
"It's a lot of work year after year, but it's
just so worth it," she said. "The girls really
enjoy coming over to St. John and their
enthusiasm and pleasure is delightful. The
fact is that this is a special gift to have this
memory of Ruby and celebration of her and
her athletic talents."
To donate to the scholarships, checks
should be made payable to RRSF (Ruby
Rutnik Scholarship Fund) and mailed to
P.O. Box 348, St. John, VI, 00831.


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Brenda and Martin Fairbarns still have their snorkels,
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Vintage Snorkels Symbolize

Island Legacy for Couple


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As Mary Fairbams looks back
over more than 10 years of calling
St. John home several months a
year, two vintage snorkels remind
the England-native that her St.
John roots stretch back a lot far-
ther than the last decade.
Sitting in the comer of Fair-
barns' deck are two Italian-made
Cressi snorkels purchased by her
parents Brenda and Martin Fair-
barns on their St. John honeymoon
at Gallows Point Resort almost 50
years ago.
"We bought these snorkels in
January 1961 whilst on our honey-
moon," Brenda Fairbarns recalled.
"There appeared to be no other
type of snorkle on the market at
that time. We were taken by some
other young guests at Gallows
Point over to Charlotte Amaile on
a memorable day to a shop where
dozens and dozens of these snor-
kels were stacked up on shelves,
providing a full range of sizes."
"Later we were told that the
present type of snorkel replaced
our full-face variety as being safer
should any snorkeler panic," said
Brenda Fairbarns. "We have used
ours ever since in many locations.


They give incredible visibility and
comfort. They are still working
but becoming increasingly per-
ished after 48 years of continual
use."
The Fairbarns, who live in West
Sussex, still visit their daughter on
St. John every year, having made
their most recent trip in Novem-
ber. Close friends with Sis Frank,
Inga Hiilivirta and Jean Mason
for years, the Fairbarns brought
daughter Mary and son Bill to St.
John for the first time in 1980.
"My parents stayed at Gallows
when there were only five cottag-
es up there," said Mary Fairbarns.
"After that they used to come
back every year or so. I came first
in 1980 with my parents and we
stayed at Caneel. The second time
we came back in 1987 and stayed
at a little house in Catherineberg."
"I came back in 1998 and I've
come every year since," she said.
"Through my parents' friends I
ended up here and fell in love with
the island. It always feels like
home and I'm very lucky to have
so many friends and family here."
While Fairbarns prepares to go
to England shortly, she is already
looking forward to returning to
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Huge Crowd Enjoyed St. Ursula's


Traditional Caribbean Music Festival


By Judi Shimel
Special to St. John Tradewinds
The festive sounds of steel
pan and voices filled St. Ursula's
Episcopal Church in Cruz Bay on
Sunday afternoon, April 19, for the
Traditional Caribbean Music Fes-
tival.
Spectators filled the church
from the front pew to fold-up
chairs at the back of the church be-
hind the steel band and passersby
paused on their way up the street
to capture the melodies. The festi-
val was organized by St. Ursulas'
and billed as a s.cn Icc of praise
and celebration".
It drew participants from St.
John and St. Thomas who shared
their talents over the three hour
concert. St. Johnian soloist Evanna
Chinnery, a young vocal talent on
her way to the Berklee College of
Music sang at the event. And youth
choir and the steel pan orchestra
from St. Andrews Church traveled
across Pillsbury Sound.
Familiar faces from St. Ursula's
Choir and Women's Group, Spen-
cer and the Spencerettes and the
Gospeltones offered their rendi-
tions of religious songs. Soloist
Yvette Powell inspired the audi-
ence, along with the Moravian
Church Choir, 'N Harmony and
the All Saints Cathedral Men's
Choir, led by Wes Williams. The
Unity Dancers gave the event a vi-
sual quality.
The many who came also had
a chance to witness the debut of
Mike Sorzano's Kids Pans, a fledg-
ling group of steel pan students,


Photo Courtesy of St. Ursula's Episcopal Church


St. Ursula's Choir performed during their musical service
on Sunday afternoon, April 19.


honing their craft at St. Ursula's
Church.
It has been the vision of the St.
Ursula's congregation to nurture
the next generation through music.
For the past few years, efforts have
been made to raise funds, purchase
instruments and locate an instruc-
tor.
Sorzano, a veteran pannist from
Trinidad, has been offering les-
sons in this unique Caribbean art
to adults and children through St.
Ursula's for several months.
The church's new pastor, Father
William Potter, is supporting that
vision by reaching out to the com-
munity. He is currently seeking
support for the creation of a sum-
mer youth program where music
will be one of the offerings.
Proceeds from the music fes-
tival will go towards the summer
program. Potter is inviting individ-
ual contributions from supporters


who would like to sponsor a youth
attending the summer camp with a
goal of hosting up to 35 youngsters
during the summer activity.
Organizers of the program
thanked Woody's Seafood Saloon,
the Fishtrap, Barefoot Architect,
the Browns, Carefree Getaways,
Cox's, Rob Crane, Howard Heller,
the Porters, the Prestons and Miles
and Susan Stair for their support.
They also thanked the women of
St. Ursula's and those from visit-
ing congregations who contributed
refreshments and helped serve the
crowd on Sunday afternoon.
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maus Moravian Church, Nazareth
Lutheran Church, St. John Meth-
odist Church, St. John Pentacostal
Church of God, All Saints Cathe-
dral Church, St. Luke's Episcopal
Church and St. Andrews Episcopal
Church all provided support and
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An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Malik Stevens


Keep Love City True to It's Name


St. John Tradewinds
Can someone please tell me
why is it that every week when
we open the paper we have to
read about some burglary, assault,
or any other type of chaos taking
place here on our home island?
Slowly, St. John is becoming
a place where stealing, gun vio-
lence, fighting, and increasing an-
imosity is becoming a part of our
weekly routines.
In the past, we have prized
ourselves as being called "Love
City," but by the way things are
going nowadays it seems as if
St. John might need a new nick-
name.
Though some may not think the
island has a lot of problems, there
are problems and they are adding
up to be too much for this small
island of ours.
We might try to ignore the is-
sues present on island and tell
ourselves they do not affect us,
but in actuality they affect all of
us. Every small thing which takes
place on island affects all of us.
These incidents affect our daily
lives and how we interact with
one another. They affect our youth


tremendously, and not only this,
but they also affect tourism. No
one wants to travel to somewhere
where tourists are getting robbed
on their first night of vacation.
Life here on St. John is sup-
posed to be peaceful all the time.
When we find ourselves being
afraid of where we live, it means
there is a big problem.
Back in the day, someone could
leave their car open and go about
as they pleased. Now everyone is
locking their cars because they
know the potential of some peo-
ple out there. The expectation of
being robbed should not be in our
minds so often.
We do not have people getting
killed, kidnapped and/or robbed
everyday like some places, but
there is always the potential.
So before it can even progress
to where people are intimidated
in their own homes, let us all stop
and think and figure out how we
can make sure our island is peace-
ful all year round and the suspects
of these malicious doings are
caught and punished.
If violence continues to plague
our island, Love City as we know


it will lose its shine and what
makes it so special.
Crime Stoppers
Many of us refuse to speak
up on the issues because we are
afraid of being a snitch, a rat head,
and a tattle tale as they say or for
many other different reasons. But
sometimes it is necessary to speak
out, especially when it can help
the lives of everyone around you.
No one wants to be known as a
snitch, but it is sometimes much
needed.
Luckily with the recent imple-
mentation of the Crime Stoppers
program, it is easier to remain
anonymous and still help solve
a crime. Not only will people be
improving the quality of life for
everyone on island, but in the
process they can make money for
themselves - if someone is con-
victed.
With Crime Stoppers, the Po-
lice Department and the help of
good citizens all around the island
we can minimize our police log
incidents and crime counts.
Let's all try our best to keep the
peace and maintain our name of
Love City St. John.


Art Show To Feature Four Painters and Glass Art


St. John Tradewinds
Four St. John painters working in oil, watercolors,
and mixed media and the talented glass blowers from
Maho Glass will be featured at an opening reception
at Bajo El Sol Gallery on Friday, May 1, from 5 to 8
p.m.
The opening will be a wonderful opportunity for
the community to see new works by Lisa Etre, Lucy
Portlock, Patty Tacquard, Denise Wright, and to the
continually emerging quality glass art from Maho
Glass.
Lisa Etre, a long time resident of St. John, spends
much of her time giving back to her islands as head
of the Art Department at Ivanna Eudora Kean High
School. Her paintings grace the walls of many St.
John homes and her style and colors capture the feel-
ing that is the Caribbean.
Lucy Portlock, who for many years introduced
visitors to the underwater beauty of the islands as
head of the snorkel concession at Caneel Bay Resort,
now captures those moments in her wonderful water-
color paintings. Many of Porlock's paintings give the
viewer a first hand look at the underwater world she
has experienced.
Patty Tacquard's impressionistic style results in


oil paintings that depict a feeling of tranquility while
celebrating solitude. Light and shadows play an im-
portant role in the overall design of her paintings, and
within these paintings one can feel her attachment to
her island home.
Denise Wright, an artist working in mixed media,
has found a wonderful way to express herself through
her art. She recently described herself as "having fun
while painting," which clearly transcends to the can-
vas in her use of color and texture. Wright's paintings
are indeed interesting and fun.
Color is a definite aspect of the glass sculpture cre-
ated by the talented artists of Maho Glass. While art
derived from glass is not a new concept, art derived
from recycled glass has grown to recognizable value
due to the talented artists at Maho Bay Glassworks.
Working in tandem, they create exciting pieces in
vibrant colors. One can expect to see their signature
wave bowl pieces as well as multi colored urns and
vases. The exciting venue of Maho Bay is a great at-
traction for visiting artists and the high level of art
talent on St. John continues to be impressive.
The gallery is located in Mongoose Junction, open
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St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 11


Swimmers Gearing Up for Friends Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Residents across the Virgin Islands are
channeling their inner Michael Phelps in an-
ticipation of the 6th Annual Beach to Beach
Power Swim on Sunday, May 24.
Hosted by Friends of VI. National Park,
the event raises much needed funds for
the non-profit, whose support is vital to
the maintenance of the park. But while the
fund raiser helps Friends of VINP advance
projects and programs within the park, the
power swim is also simply a fun event in
beautiful surroundings.
"The Beach to Beach swim is a modest
fund miser for us," said Friends president
Joe Kessler. "But more than that, it's a cel-
ebration of two of the most important fea-
tures of VINP - the beaches and the water.
As people swim along they see turtles, sting
rays and lots of fish."
"It's really beautiful," said Kessler.
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ally three races in one, making it ideal for
competitive and novice swimmers alike.
While all courses start at Maho Bay beach
and parallel the beautiful North Shore of
St. John, the short course ends at Cinnamon
Bay beach for a length of one mile.
The intermediate course ends at Trunk
Bay, for a distance of two and one-quarter
miles, and the long course finishes at Hawk-
snest beach, for a total distance of three and
one-half miles. Swimmers can compete
solo, with a three person relay team or in
the assisted category which allows the use
of fins, masks and snorkels.


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More than 150 participants packed Maho Bay beach at the start of last
year's Beach to Beach Power Swim, above.


Inspired by 8 Tuff Miles
Taking a cue from one of the island's
other main athletic competitions, the 8 Tuff
Miles Road Race, Kessler wanted as many
people as possible to be able to participate in
the Beach to Beach swim.
"A lot of my inspiration came from 8
Tuff Miles and how accessible that race is,"
said the Friends president. "You don't have
to be a serious runner or speedster to take
part. While there is a handful of serious run-
ners, the bulk of the people who take part in
8 Tuff each year walk the course or just try


to improve upon their time from the previ-
ous year."
"I wanted this swim race to be just as ac-
cessible," said Kessler. "Pretty much any-
one can swim a mile with fins, a snorkel and
a mask."
"Swimming World" Feature
Last year's swim drew 165 people and
this year - with a major feature in the
September 2008 issue of Swimming World
magazine penned by Kessler's wife Cristina
- the Friends president expects even more
participants.


"We're expecting more people this year
as the event is really being promoted state-
side," said the Friends president. "We're
targeting masters' swim teams, which is the
demographic who love swimming and plan
vacations around swim meets."
"The event will bring in more and more
people from off-island," said Kessler. "Last
year about 30 percent of the participants
were from outside of the Virgin Islands."
The Swimming World article also allowed
Kessler to state as fact a point he had long
maintained.
"I used to describe the event as arguably
the most beautiful open water swim in the
world," Kessler said. "But since the article,
I can now say that according to 'Swimming
World' magazine the Beach to Beach Power
Swim is the most beautiful open ocean race
in the world."
The swim kicks off at 8 a.m. at Maho
Bay with competitive swimmers on the long
course paddling into Hawksnest after about
an hour and 20 minutes. Kieran Locke owns
the long course record - one hour, 11 min-
utes and 39 seconds - which he set in 2005.
On the women's side, Annie Myrvang has
the record with a time of one hour, 18 min-
utes and seven seconds.
Many Volunteers Needed
The event's success over the years has
been due to the many volunteers, both on
shore and a sea, who provide support for the
swimmers, explained Kessler.
"We have about 25 to 35 kayaks, five
power boats, St. John Rescue and sev-
eral other dinghies on the water during the
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Making St. John More User Friendly


St. John Tradewinds
A small island can sometimes
be a plus when it comes to solving
problems. With only a little over
a quarter of St. John under local
government care for infrastructure
improvements and maintenance,
there is an opportunity to make our
island more user friendly.
Let's start with accepting that
pedestrians prefer sidewalks to
dodging cars and navigating the
crumbling edge of roadways to
walk through our towns and coun-
try side.
All of us have brushed by a
pedestrian as we cruised through
town, made our way up Center-
line Road or out the South Shore
Road. With little or nowhere to go,
our walking residents are forced
against bushes, fences, parked cars
or even into doorways to avoid be-
ing struck by cars, trucks, or worst
of all giant tractor trailers.
School children let out at busy
intersections with few sidewalks
are the most vulnerable, their atten-
tion to danger overcome by their
joy to be released. This scenario
occurs daily and only by the grace
of God do more injuries not occur.
I am sure as a gesture of economy
or being green, more people would
walk if it was made safe.
Sidewalks should be part of


every town property owner's re-
quirement, similar to parking
requirements. No chains, barri-
ers, parked cars, or fences should
force people onto the street or in
the path of vehicular traffic. Land
should be acquired from property
owners through purchase or emi-
nent domain.
All new highways or improve-
ments to existing highways should
have sidewalks as part of the bud-
get. This will not happen over-
night, but gradually our sidewalk
mileage will increase and our resi-
dents will breathe a sigh of relief.
We spend untold thousands
of dollars a year on pruning our
country roadsides of brush, only to
see them grow back new and im-
proved after one or two rains. We
should be spending that money
on a permanent solution - wide/
level sidewalks with an additional
clearance of manageable grass.
St. John has a lot going for it
in terms of its beauty, people, and
ambiance, however we are not as
user friendly as we can be, should
be, or want to be.
Our local government should
lead the way on this issue; through
planning, budgeting, and acquir-
ing the needed property, side-
walks can become a priority. The
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our existing sidewalks by replac-
ing dangerous broken concrete
and removing obstacles such as
sign posts, broken fences, garbage
bins, and parked cars.
Every thing has its place and
everything has its time, but for too
long we have accepted things out
of place. Our government should
learn to "cherry pick," take on the
easiest, least costly, most do-able
projects first. Then move on to the
more difficult tasks that require
expensive solutions, permitting,
etc.
Here is my list of low hanging
cherries: sidewalk improvements
and repairs; street marking; broken
fence repair at Julius E Sprauve
School ball field; clean and func-
tioning bathrooms for events; an
additional government parking lot
for police, fire, rescue, and other
agency cars adjacent to the WAPA
water stand pipe; eliminating long
term parking in Cruz Bay lots; and
finally removal of all government
signs that do nothing to deter lit-
tering, loitering, or drug use.
What is your list?


Marsh Volunteers in Guyana


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While most kids were relax-
ing on the beach during their
spring break earlier this month,
high school junior Christin
Marsh was busy helping con-
struct a house for under privi-
leged families in Guyana.
The Seventh Day Adventist
School student traveled to the
small South American country
with the National Association
for the Prevention of Starvation
April 2 to 8.
"I had fun," said Marsh "We
helped build a house for three
days and then we went into the
community and talked to the
kids and taught them songs."
While Marsh was bracing for
third world living conditions,
she was pleasantly surprised by
the amenities available in Guy-
ana, the 15-year-old explained.
"It wasn't as difficult as
we thought it would be," said
Marsh. "They have toilets and
showers and stuff. It's just that
everything isn't as modem as
our things here."
The group of 16, which in-
cluded six students from the
Seventh Day Adventist School,
stayed at a family's home and
joined the community in wor-
ship services, explained Marsh.
"The best part of the experi-
ence for me was the religious
aspect," Marsh said. "The
songs we sang were beautiful
and the people had some inspir-


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Christin Marsh, center,
with other volunteers.

ing words to encourage people
to try to improve themselves.
People were really easy to talk
to and to get along with."
Marsh enjoyed support from
St. John residents, several of
whom donated funds to help
cover the air fare to Guyana.
"I want to thank everyone
who supported me," said Marsh.
"I especially want to thank one
woman who wrote a kind let-
ter and told me that she's been
watching me grow into a fine
young lady. I hope I made her
proud."
As Marsh, an honors stu-
dent who graduated from Guy
Benjamin School, ponders her
future another NAPS trip might
be possible.
"I would do another trip with
NAPS," she said. "I had a really
good time and I think it made
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On February 15, 2009, we heard
in detail about Tektite I from the
design and construction of the
base camp now known as VIERS,
the habitat designed by General
Electric, to the adventures of the
aquanauts.
Tektite II followed bringing
teams of female aquanauts led by
Dr. Sylvia Earle whose accom-
plishments were manifold both for
undersea exploration and ground-
breaking for professional women
scientists.
The audience at the initial cel-
ebration of the 40th anniversary of
Tektite brought up many questions
on whatever happened to the GE
habitat and the program.
The answer seemed to be that
it was towed to California and
dismantled. However, undersea
research continued including in
Puerto Rico where a new habitat
called La Chalupa was built by
Perry Oceanographics with two
chambers 50-feet by 20-feet by
10-feet.
It was not permanently affixed
to the ocean floor like Tektite but
moveable, increasing the range
of experiments and the number
of sites. Not being stationary also
meant it could be raised to the
surface with the aquanauts in it
with no need for risky transfers to
a diving bell and it could be used
as a self-contained decompression
chamber. At the surface, the inte-
rior could be thoroughly cleaned
and sanitized eliminating trouble-
some bacteria buildup.
It was also known as the Puer-
to Rico International Undersea
Laboratory (PRINUL) and oper-
ated for its first year off the coast
of Mayaquez where 12 two-week
missions were made, six and 12
miles offshore.
Ian Koblick, President of the
Marine Resources Development
Foundation (MRDF) developed
and managed PRINUL. Dr. James
Miller, Assistant Project Director
of Tektite I and Project Director of
Tektite II, and Scott Carpenter, the
first Astronaut/Aquanaut to pen-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of NOAA


La Chalupa, built in 1972, now operates as Jules
Undersea Lodge off Key Largo, Florida.


etrate both inner and outer space
were involved in this project as
well.
In 1967, Aquanaut Carpenter
was appointed Director of Aqua-
naut Operations during the Sealab
III experiment. His office was re-
sponsible for directing the Navy's
Saturation Diving Program which
included development of deep-
ocean search, rescue, salvage,
ocean engineering, and man-in-
the-sea capabilities.
MRDF reports that "in 1985,
the MarineLab habitat called the
'Classroom in the Sea,' was moved
to a permanent site at the Founda-
tion's new headquarters in Key
Largo, Florida. It is now known
as the Undersea Laboratory and is
used extensively in ongoing edu-
cation and research programs.
"In 1988, the Foundation used
its habitat to conduct a series of
NOAA funded programs designed
to study diver physiology under
a variety of hyperbaric environ-
ments. These studies used Dop-
pler ultrasound technology to de-
tect small nitrogen bubbles in the
blood of divers who had spent 12,
24, and 48 hours at depths of 12 to
24 feet in the lab.
"In 1992, NASA joined with
MRDF to simulate the isolation
conditions of a long term space
mission, placing aquanauts in an
undersea habitat for 30 days, the
La Chalupa 30 mission. Overlap-
ping this cooperative program was
a privately funded endeavor, spon-


scored by MRDF, called Project
Atlantis.
"The program raised public
awareness about the possibilities
of living and working in the sea
and resulted in the establishment
of the world record for living in an
undersea habitat (69 days)."
On September 9, 1995, MRDF
joined with NASA in a rare sea
to space connection - only the
second time such a link has ever
been established. During the link,
Koblick and Astronaut/Aquanaut
Carpenter, speaking from the Un-
dersea Lodge, communicated with
Astronaut Michael Gernhardt on
board the Space Shuttle Endeav-
our.
The event marked the 30th an-
niversary of the first such link-up
when Carpenter spoke from the
Navy's Sealab habitat on the bot-
tom of the Pacific Ocean in 1965 to
fellow former Mercury Astronaut
Gordon Cooper, orbiting above in
Gemini V
Tektite and La Chalupa played
important roles in the continuum of
undersea research which becomes
evermore important as the seas are
affected by global warming.
The coral reefs are breaking
down as corals are bleached and
algae disappears. Melting ice af-
fects ecosystems and currents, set-
ting off chain reactions with other
systems. Society must to continue
to change its ways - we can't
afford to treat the sea as an inex-
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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: 1
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

2nd Degree Burglaries: 14
Under Investigation: 14
Solved: 0

3rd Degree Burglaries: 27
Under Investigation: 25
Solved: 2

Grand Larcenies: 23
Under Investigation: 21
Solved: 1

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


Editor,
More than 700 students from Guy Benjamin
School, Gifft Hill School, Infinite Possibilities Home
School, Methodist Pre-School, St. John Christian
Academy, and Julius E. Sprauve School attended the
Earth Day fair.
Students learned essential ecological lessons and
useful tips from Virgin Islands experts in the fields
of natural and cultural resources, recycling, and en-
vironmental education, while visiting various booths
with interactive and captivating demonstrations.
Friends would like to extend a special thank you to
our event sponsors: Big Planet; VI. Lottery; NPCA;
and VI. Audubon Society. Numerous island busi-
nesses and community partners donated supplies and
giveaways for the event as well.
Friends would like to thank Baked in the Sun,
Bayside Mini Mart, the Cruz Bay Fire Fighters, Deli
Grotto, Dolphin Market, First Bank, iScream, June
Mays Photography, Laurel Sewer, Love City Mini
Mart, Maho Bay Camps, Our Market, Pine Peace
Mini Mart, Ronnie's Pizza, Starfish Market, St. John
Ice, St. John School of the Arts, St. Thomas Dairies,
and Westin Resort and Villas for their generous con-
tributions to the fair.
However, the real appreciation and thanks must
go out to the numerous volunteers who donated their
time to make this event happen. Your involvement
and dedication is admirable and the event would have
never been possible without you. Friends would like
to extend a very special thank you to Peter Alter for
the use of his tents and to the numerous National Park


staff members that helped during the fair.
We also want to thank the many presenters who
were on hand to teach our youth about their fragile
island and global environment through creative ac-
tivities and booths.
Students got dirty excavating a simulated arche-
ology dig, watched environmental movies, played
ocean bingo, learned about local seeds and crafts,
baked cookies in a solar oven, crushed recycled cans,
joined a fact finding scavenger hunt, jumped like a
frog, viewed a solar car, created recycled art, and
helped to document numerous ways to keep St. John
pristine for future generations.
Friends continued the celebration of Earth Day
with an island wide cleanup by the participants of the
Friends' Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program.
Each group removed debris from their adopted
beach/trail beach leaving almost nine miles of trails
and beaches much cleaner. The Friends sponsored
their cleanup of Drunk Bay on Saturday with the help
of a great group of volunteers.
Thank you once again to all who joined the Friends
in removing numerous bags of marine debris from the
windswept beach. Friends would like to personally
thank all of the groups who participated in the Earth
Day cleanup of their adopted locations.
If you would like to join the Friends in this year-
long effort and adopt a beach or trail of your own call
me at our office for more information at 779-4940!
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Resident Heartened by Musical Service at St. Ursula's


Editor,
I got back a little while ago from an absolutely
wonderful event, the service of praise and celebration
at St. Ursula's church! What a blessing! I just can't
say enough about it! Everyone involved deserves a
standing ovation and huge, shiny halos!
Thank you so much, Irva Roberts and Carol
Furneaux (et. al.) at St. Ursula's for putting it togeth-
er! The one thing that really warmed my heart and
lifted my spirit (on top of all the wonderful praise and
worship music) was the spirit of unity, with talented


participants from many different congregations on St.
John and St. Thomas coming together as one body
of believers. Moravian, Lutheran, Methodist, Penta-
costal, Episcopal and Catholic, all children of God,
brothers and sisters in Christ.
We need more events like these, especially in these
trying times, to encourage and hold one another up,
and to show what can be done when people cooper-
ate with one another. Thanks to all of you! God bless
you!
Pam Dolson


Memorial Service


Friends Say Goodbye To Jimmy Herrin

Friends and loved ones gathered on Elliot Hooper's friends on Love City who gathered to celebrate his
tall ship Silver Cloud on Sunday afternoon, April 19, life and deposit his ashes in the sea off of Coral Bay
to say one last goodbye to Jimmy Herrin, who passed harbor. The afternoon was filled with stories, laugh-
away in March. ing, crying and a cannon salute for Herrin, who will
A 30-year St. John resident, Herrin had many dear never be forgotten.


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 station, reports and arrests on St. John.


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Friends of VINP Thanks Supporters for Making

Earth Day Fair a Success


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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Police Presence Needed at Late Arriving Ferries


Editor,
It is with sorrow that I read the report of a beating
and robbery of a visitor to Cruz Bay last Sunday. I
have never felt in danger at Cruz Bay at night. I guess
this will make me think twice the next time I visit.
Is it not time for the V.I. Police Department to begin
showing a presence at the dock when the late boats ar-
rive from Red Hook? There should be an officer at
the dock - not in a vehicle - for every late ferry ar-
rival. Perhaps a criminal incident could be prevented


by having someone on the dock to help direct those
in need at such late hours. Not everyone is fortunate
enough to be able to arrive during the daylight hours.
The local government and Police Department owe
it to the island visitors to have a safe experience while
on island. Is not a large part of the island's economy
based on tourism? If crime continues unchecked and
people do not visit - then what?
John Bittner
Connecticut


Emergency Transportation Needs Improvement


Editor,
Everybody appreciates that health care in St.
Thomas and St. John has significantly improved. The
hospital personnel in both places is competent and de-
voted to the service for the patients.
There are many more doctors with almost all spe-
cial medical fields covered in St. Thomas and also
very good new expensive instruments which tremen-
dously improves the diagnosis.
The St. John clinic is also much better. Of course,
due to the small number of St. John inhabitants, the
clinic cannot be equipped as a complete hospital and
we are dependent on the hospital in St. Thomas for
special care.
The problem of emergency medical care of course
remains. We have a good local ambulance service but
the transport of patients with heart attacks, severe
trauma or strokes needs improvement.
The transportation of patients to the St. Thomas
hospital is complicated: ambulance to the harbor;
boat and another ambulance to the hospital. This last
service may be - according to my experience - in-
adequate. The St. Thomas ambulance should wait at
the harbor for our boat and this frequently does not
happen meaning there is additional waiting of the pa-
tient for further transportation.
A much better solution would be another (different)
boat which would accept the whole ambulance with
the patient and continue to the hospital after landing.


Transporting the patient from the St. John ambulance
to the boat, from the boat to another ambulance - in
case that this one is immediately available - takes
too much time. Direct transport from the St. John
clinic to the St. Thomas hospital would save lot of
precious time.
The best solution of course would be a transport by
helicopter which can land at the designated place at
our clinic. A helicopter with a licensed pilot is prob-
ably too expensive a proposition. The services which
can be prepaid are also inadequate - they transport
patients only between hospitals. Since these are not
helicopter transports, ambulance service to the airport
is still necessary.
Medicare also pays for an airplane service but
again, it has to be from hospital to hospital like from
St. Thomas hospital to San Juan hospital. This is
mainly for superspeciality care, not for emergency
care in general. In some emergency cases, time is a
very critical issue. It is well known from our wars that
the survival of our wounded soldiers is now much
better than in the previous wars because transport of
the wounded to the hospital is now very fast.
I would strongly recommend devoting some money
and attention to the critical problem of transportation
of St. John emergency patients to the proper place -
to the St. Thomas or San Juan hospital.

Z. Hruza, MD (retired)


Editor,
I feel compelled to make comment about the Coral
Bay Yacht Club's annual cartilla-flotilla. As a CBYC
member and citizen of our community, I am very
proud of the people I know here. We had a great time
at this event!
A very big thanks should be given to all who con-
tributed their time and effort! The excitement of the
children is something that one does not want to ever


Editor,
I would like to thank everyone for all their kind-
ness during my recent illness. Your thoughts, prayers,
phone calls and contributions to help defray my medi-
cal expenses have left me overwhelmed with grati-
tude.
Both of my surgeries were successful and I am
presently well on my way to complete recovery. I


forget.
For this annual fund raiser event for the Guy Ben-
jamin School, we the boating community should be
recognized for the great people we are, and for the
contributions we make here. I am proud to be a boater
and very proud of the way we conduct ourselves. We
help, serve and give to many activities throughout the
community. Thanks to all!
Name Withheld Upon Request


must remain stateside for several more weeks to com-
plete my recuperation. I am looking forward to seeing
all of you so that I can thank you in person.
Until then, this will have to do. Thank you! Thank
you! Thank you!
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The training sessions are particularly beneficial to executive directors,
board members and management staff of non-profit agencies.
$250.00 per course
Classes begin on May 13th St. Croix
and May 14th on St. Thomas.
For more information, contact Clarissa Belleau at 774-1166 ext 4103


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Students Pack VINP Friends' Earth Day Fair


Continued from Page 6
information about native plants on
island and their uses. Students in
the honors marine biology class at
GHS set up an information booth
which simulated snorkeling and
introduced students to fish survey
identification methods.
Junior Rangers
VINP Superintendent Mark
Hardgrove distributed Junior
Ranger ball caps to 40 Julius E.
Spruave School and Guy Benja-
min School students who com-
pleted the program with the park's
education specialist Laurel Bran-
nick-Bigrig.
"I hope you guys consider join-
ing the Youth Conservation Corps
when you're 15," said Hardgrove.
"And maybe some of you will stick
with the park. I'd love to be sitting
over there in the shade one day as
an old man and see one of you as
the VINP Superintendent."
Biggest Turn Out
The Friends' environmental fair
focused on highlighting the is-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Dept. of Fish and Wildlife


Students at the fair donned snorkels and picked out pic-
tures of fish, simulating fish identification surveys, above.


land's initiatives, according to the
group's program manager Audrey
Penn.
"We have 600 kids here today
learning all about the green ini-
tiatives on St. John," said Penn.


"We're trying to get the kids in-
formed and excited about the
green projects we have going on
here. Everyone's having a great
time and it's the biggest turn out
we've ever had."


Friends Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim 2009


Continued from Page 11
race," he said. "We have so many
people in the water looking after
the swimmers as safety is very im-
portant to us."
"Overall we have about 80 vol-
unteers who help out because, with
the three races going on at once,
it's pretty interesting logistically,"
said Kessler.
In addition to the on-site sup-
port, the Beach to Beach Swim
also enjoys financial support from
a host of local businesses, Kessler
added.
Local Support
"There is a ton of local support
for the event as so many members
of the community come through
with help," said the Friends presi-
dent. "This year with the economy
and everything, I was curious to
see what kind of support we'd get,
but we've had some of the best
support ever."
Sponsors include the Depart-


ment of Tourism, Mongoose Junc-
tion, St. John Insurance, TOPA,
Angel Electric, Theodore Tunick
and Company and Scotia Bank. St.
John Hardware is sponsoring the
swim caps and Free Bird is donat-
ing the medals which are awarded
to all finishers. Pirate Radio is the
officials radio of the event and one
of the deejays will even be com-
peting, Kessler explained.
Awards Party at Oppenheimer
After swimmers emerge from
the sea, the fun continues at Oppen-
heimer Beach where Friends hosts
an after-party awards ceremony
starting at 11 a.m. Participants can
park at Maho Bay, Hawksnest, or
Cruz Bay as Friends will provide a
shuttle which will run up and down
North Shore Road all morning.
Early registration, for $30, is
open through May 8. From May
9 to May 22, registration will be
$40. The last day to register for
the event is Saturday, May 22,


at the pre-race meeting at Maho
Bay Campground at 5 p.m. Par-
ticipants can register on line at
www.friendsvinp.org/swim, on
St. John at Connections East and
West and the Friends of the Park
Store, on St. Thomas at Caribbean
Surf Company and on St. Croix at
Scuba St. Croix.
Warm-up Swims
May 3 and 17
While the pre-race meeting is
not mandatory, it is recommended
that participants, especially first
time racers, attend in order to get
familiar with the different courses
and buoy markers, according to
Kessler.
Warm-up practice swims will
be at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 3,
and Sunday, May 17. Additional
volunteers are needed this year. To
volunteer for the Beach to Beach
Power Swim call Friends program
manager Audrey Penn at Friends
of VINP at 779-4940.


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Top Gun, Sweet Ting, Soma Win Around St. John Race

St. John Tradewinds
Top Gun took top honors in the Spin-
naker Racing class in the Around St.
John Race, hosted by the St. John Yacht
Club on Sunday, April 19.
About 10 boats battled in perfect
weather conditions on a course which
wound around the entire island.
"It was a beautiful day and we had
a great party afterward at the Banana
Deck," said SJYC race chairperson Jim
Swan.
Sweet Ting won the Non-spinnaker
class and the catamaran Soma won its
class.



St. John Police Report


Land Line Emergency No: 911

Cellular Emergency No: 340-776-9110


Friday, April 17
4:40 p.m. - A citizen c/r that
someone shot her vehicle while
she was driving in the area of Es-
tate Enighed. Police assistance.
Saturday, April 18
4:43 p.m. - An Estate Gift Hill
resident requested police assis-
tance to retrieve her car keys that
her husband hid from her. Misun-
derstanding.
4:45 p.m. - A citizen r/ a dis-
turbance in progress at the U.S.
Customs Parking lot.
6:50 p.m. - A VIPD Officer
requested assistance with a dis-
turbance in the area of Cruz Bay.
Disturbance of the peace.
9:29 p.m. - Management of
Love City Mini Mart c/r that a
male was causing a disturbance
at the store. Disturbance of the
peace.
10:30 p.m. - A citizen p/r that
he was verbally threatened by a
male in the area of Cruz Bay. Dis-
turbance of the peace.
Sunday, April 19
4:45 a.m. - A citizen c/r a dis-
turbance in the area of Nature's
Nook. Aggravated assault and
battery, DV.
5:30 a.m. - A citizen c/r suspi-
cious activity in the area of Estate
Enighed. Grand larceny.
4:15 p.m. - A citizen c/r that he
was in trouble on a dinghy. Police
assistance.
7:40 p.m. - A citizen c/r an
over-turned vehicle in the area of
Estate Chocolate Hole. Auto ac-
cident.
Monday, April 20


1:12 p.m. - A citizen r/ that
his minor daughter went snor-
keling and has been missing for
approximately two hours. Police
assistance.
Tuesday, April 21
10:35 a.m. -A citizen r/ an auto
accident on North Shore Road be-
tween Trunk Bay and Peter Bay.
Auto accident.
1:10 p.m. - An Estate Carolina
resident r/ that someone tampered
with his vehicle. Vehicle tamper-
ing.
4:35 p.m. - An Estate Enighed
resident p/r that she is being ha-
rassed by her neighbor. Distur-
bance of the peace.
6:00 p.m. - An Estate Contant
resident c/requesting assistance
with a male who is at her resi-
dence.
6:30 p.m. - A visitor from
Massachusetts p/r that he was in-
volved in an auto accident. Auto
accident.
6:54 p.m. - A citizen c/r a fight
in progress at the Cruz Bay dock.
Wednesday, April 22
1:58 a.m. - An Estate Enighed
resident p/r that a male threatened
him in the area of Cruz Bay. Dis-
turbance of the peace, threats.
3:15 a.m. - Centurian Security
c/r an activated alarm at Morgan's
Mango. An inspection revealed a
burglary in an adjacent building.
Burglary in the third.
9:00 a.m. - A citizen p/r that
someone removed cable from his
job site. Grand larceny.
10:30 a.m. - A citizen p/r that
someone is stalking her. Stalk-


ing.
1:20 p.m. - Department of Hu-
man Service official c/r that a stu-
dent sustained burns to his legs.
Injured minor.
Thursday, April 23
2:50 a.m. - Management at
Quiet Mon Pub c/r someone
trespassing at the establishment.
Trespassing.
8:10 a.m. - A citizen p/r he was
threatened. Disturbance of the
peace.
10:15 a.m. -An Estate Enighed
resident c/r that her neighbor spit
on her. Simple assault. Arrest
#111 23J. Stephanie Jean McClain
of Estate Enighed, Tradewinds
Buidling, arrested and charged
with simple assault.
1:25 p.m. - An Estate Bethany
resident p/r that someone re-
moved his vehicle from his home.
Unauthorized use of vehicle.
2:20 p.m. - An Estate Rendez-
vous resident p/r that someone
threatened her. Disturbance of the
peace, threats.
2:30 p.m. - An Estate Pine
Peace resident p/r that a female
slapped him on the face. Simple
assault.
4:34 p.m. - An Estate Upper
Carolina resident p/r that she was
assaulted by a female in the area
of Johnson Bay.
5:46 p.m. -A citizen c/r an auto
accident in the area of the tennis
courts. Auto accident.
Friday, April 24
5:17 a.m. - ADT c/r an acti-
vated alarm at Cinnamon Bay
Campground.


St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 17




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 @tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885.


Tuesday, April 28
The next Chapter Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28, from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill upstairs.
Tuesday, April 28
The St. John Film Society has secured a location on the second
floor of The Marketplace for its free monthly film screening series
and will host the first one on Tuesday evening, April 28, at 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 2
The John's Folly Learning Institute will have an anniversary
celebration on Saturday, May 2, at 12 noon at the institute.
Saturday, May 2
A Coral Bay Shoreline Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May
2, from 9 to 11 am.
Sunday, May 3
Friends of V.I. National Park are hosting a practice swim in
preparation for the Beach to Beach Power swim on Sunday morn-
ing, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. at Maho Bay beach.
Monday, May 4
The St. John men's flag football league will kick off the first
round of its playoffs on Monday evening, May 4, at the Winston
Wells ball field. The first game will feature Woody's vs. Prime
Time at 7:30 p.m. Fifteen minutes after that game ends, the Island
Raiders will take on Westin All Stars.
Friday, May 8
The second round of the St. John men's flag football league will
be on Friday evening, May 8, at the Winston Wells ball field. The
highest seed from round one will play Prestige and the lowest seed
from round one will play the Bulldogs.
Sunday, May 17
Friends of V.I. National Park are hosting a practice swim in
preparation for the Beach to Beach Power swim on Sunday morn-
ing, May 17, at 8:30 a.m. at Maho Bay beach.
Sunday, May 24
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park is hosting the 6th an-
nual Friends' Beach-to Beach Power Swim on Sunday, May 24,
at 8 a.m.
Saturday, June 13
The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Wilbur "Bill"
LaMotta Community Service Awards Dinner Dance will be at St.
Peter Great House, St. Thomas, on Saturday, June 13, beginning
at 6:30 p.m.


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
St. Ursula's Church.
Alateen Meetings
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from 6 to 7
p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending.
NA Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.








18 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009


PREMIER Crossword


By Frank A. Longo


3 Sail Church
10 Sunday, St. John School of the Arts

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; 7 p.m.
Saturday i . .. -l 10 a.m. Sunday
340-715-0530


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, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
Every 3rd Sunday: Servce 9:30 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 Scedle


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.


REPEATED
BEGINNINGS

ACROSS
1 Goes from
pub to pub
8 Suzanne of "Three's
Company"
14 Decathlon event
20 Fast feline
21 Yarn for embroidery
22 Accompany, as to a
party
23 Offending soldier's
expulsion
26 Mil. no-show
27 Volume unit
28 Oak or olive
29 Yellow-flowered plant of
the buttercup family
36 Split
38 Quirky
39 Boise site
40 Turkey Day veggies
41 Big bargains
43 Collars
46 Like some dedicated
members
51 Mai -
52 Howe or Canetti
55 "- -hoo!"
56 With 117-Down, from
that day on
57 Draws a crowd, say
64 Memorable time period
65 Iris' place
66 "Othello" foe
67 Relaxing resort
68 Boohoo
69 South Carolina women's
school
77 Year divs.
80 Nail-biting NBA


periods
81 Meal option
82 One more than bi-
85 "Lost" airer
86 Method to manufacture
a material
94 Actress Spelling
96 Actress Joanne
97 Dashed
98 Female pig
99 Like food that's
good for you
105 Antiseptic
107 Spoof
108 Optimal
111 Singer Ronstadt
112 Tramp
114 "- Blue?"
115 Place to hang duds
119 Untrue tales
121 Tatum of Hollywood
123 Tenor's solo
124 Basis of a
spy novel plot
133 Full of melodrama:
Var.
134 "Doesn't matter who"
135 Aunts' kids
136 Low bow of respect
137 Shelves
138 Captivates
DOWN
1 A-E filler
2 Yellowfin tuna, on
Hawaiian menus
3 Scale notes
4 Sly laugh syllable
5 Great Plains Indian
6 Old airline
7 - profit (end up in the
black)
8 Antonin of the Supreme
Court
9 Ball


10 Tillis or Ott
11 "The Seven Year Itch"
Tony winner Tom
12 Gave a makeover to
13 Thin incision
14 Person denouncing
15 Suffix with bear or bull
16 "Shoo!"
17 Caustic compounds
18 Prompted
19 Track horse
24 "The Texan" star
Calhoun
25 Mattress brand
29 Mazda model
30 Product-pitching cost
31 Uncommon occurrence
32 "Murder, - Wrote"
33 Bible book after Daniel
34 Safari or Sierra
35 Female bear, in Bilbao
37 Bogey beater
41 "Nae" sayer
42 Drain unclogger
44 Mom's forte
45 Use a pew
47 Bread option
48 Mafia leader
49 Caligula's nephew
50 Take hastily
53 "- sure you already
know ..."
54 Swedish carmaker
58 Tape player abbr.
59 - Friday's restaurant
60 Melba -
61 Maui, e.g.: Abbr.
62 Unlatch, poetically
63 Hound
70 Alley- -
71 Item in an env.
72 Mil. show sponsor
73 Cato's 102
74 Rose asset


75 Diva Horne
76 List-limiting abbr.
77 Trig or calc
78 A woodwind
79 Melted and reused iron,
e.g.
83 Varnish ingredients
84 Beloved of Tristan
87 Pivotal WWII time
88 WWW address
89 Agent's take
90 Mac alternatives
91 Eligible for Soc. Sec.
92 "Island of the Blue
Dolphins" author Scott
93 Perspire
95 A Gershwin brother
100 Chorus bit
101 Soundalike word
102 Suburb of Minneapolis
103 It owns Cinemax
104 Still
106 Copa locale
109 Fossil rocks
110 Garr of film
112 Great joy
113 Rockies range
115 "Alfie" star
116 Frank - Wright
117 See 56-Across
118 "- a Hot Tin Roof"
120 Big name in video
games
122 Plus others: Abbr.
125 "Danny Boy" star
Stephen
126 Yule drink
127 Suffix with meth-
128 Bug's place?
129 "This - surprise!"
130 Band's job
131 French article
132 Tee lead-in


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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



EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: We are looking for
"assistant manager-type" people who have experience
working in produce, grocery and deli service. We are will-
ing to train for the right candidate with some experience
in the food industry. The candidate must have strong cus-
tomer service skills and a willingness to work well with
others. Great benefits. Please fax resumes to 775-5446
and call 277-9521 to leave your contact information so I
can set up an appointment

Foe Sale b are


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:
. _http://www.the-retreat.us/sale/


Coral Bay above Cocoloba quarter acre awesome views
$150,000. Villa $990,000, same great views. Priced
below value. See Littleplantation.com. 508-939-1414.


STREAMING FROM
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USA,Europe,Middle East,
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Dish Network & Hughesnet
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St John GEye Care
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GLASSES
$79 Single Vision
$109 Bifocals
FREE GLAUCOMA TESTING
Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


Organizing horseback
drill team. All ages and
riding abilities. Fun way
to learn safety and
horsemanship skills.
Call Dana 693-5778.





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


Mini-grants are now available to VI Government agencies and non-
government organizations through the Department of Human Services
(DHS) for existing non-school hour programs. Total funding available for
this program is $261,588 for the period ending September 30, 2010. The
practical budget range is $5,000 to $10,000 per applicant.
Programs must be geared toward assisting with the purchase of computer
equipment and supplies, hiring instructors or developing innovative pro-
gram activities which provide youth with safe, drug-free environments,
tutorial services, unique experiences and/ or supervised activities.
Completed applications four (4) sets, one (1) original and three (3) cop-
ies) must be received by the DHS Offices 1303 Hospital Ground, Knud
Hansen Complex or Commissioner Office in Golden Rock on St. Croix
no later than 4:00 P.M. on Monday, May 4, 2009.
For additional information or technical assistance, call Ms. Clarrisa
Belleau on St. Thomas at 774-1166.


Scenic Properties
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay Apartments
Efficiency/w/d open 5/3
$700.00; Efficiency in town
$900.00; Large Efficiency/
w/d in town $1300.00; 1
bedroom /Bethany $900.00; 1
bedroom condo $1250.00; 1
bedroom/w/d/pool/furnished
$1700.00; 1 bedroom/w/d/
furnished/in town $2000.00;
2 bedroom condo/washer/no
pets $1600.00; 2 bedroom/
w/d pool $2300.00; 3 bed-
room + loft/three bath/w/d
$2100.00; 3 bedroom/two
bath/pool/w/d $2200.00; 3
bedroom/one bath $2000.00
Coral Bay
1 bedroom house w/d open
5/1 $1000.00; 2 bedroom
house/ washer $1700.00


Newly constructed Irg one
bedrm - Coral Bay
1 1/2 bath, private, fully
furnished laundry, hot tub,
large deck + yard avail 1
July (or sooner) $2000/
month +utilities 642-7637


Cruz Bay, 2 Bd/2 Bath,
excellent views, washer/
dryer, $2500. Call Ron at
340-513-9025 or email
rdoh@aol.com


One bedroom, one bath
cottage, AC in bedroom,
W/D, Fully furnished,
freshly painted, walk to
town, located directly behind
Grand Bay, $1,600 + utilities,
available June 1. No pets, no
smoking. 240-460-8609


2+br Iba house for rent
in Coral Bay. Flat lot
w/fruit trees. $1,225.
693.3399 RE


1 BD apartment, fully fur-
nished, A/C in BD, parking,
quiet location. No dogs, no
smoking. $1,000 per month
and utilities. 514-6611.


1BR, 1Ba semi-fum, w/d,
hardwood floors, spectacular
ocean view. Designer kitchen
$1575/month with potential
for reduction. August 1.
Call: 518-859-5594


"Spectacular View"
Spacious 3 BR, 2 bath
masonry home, un-fumished.
Overlooking Cruz Bay and
island chain. A 3 minute walk
to the ferry dock. Private
parking with large fenced
yard. New kitchen cabinets,
counter tops, and appliances.
$2,500. No pets, no smoking.
Call 998-6969.


"Quiet Neighborhood"
2 bedroom, 1 bath
apartment, above Cruz Bay,
un-furnished. Short walk to
ferry dock. Private parking,
no pets, no smoking. $1,500.
Call 998-6969.


HOUSE FOR RENT:
2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house,
30 mile views, paved road,
5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min.
Cruz Bay, wrap around
covered porches, A/C, W/D.
$2200/mo. 561-602-9484


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Apartments Available


Immediate Occupancy
Excellent Downtown Location
Waterfront, Water Views

FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL NICK 771-3737



The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available


For Space Call


mnarke'tpjace

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ON EVERY LEVEL

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Brand New Office
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AVAILABLE
Excellent Location right
next to Westin! Ideal spaces
for office & retail, ample
parking, generator.
ONLY X 2
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Call 732-489-3264
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STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS
Sizes to 10' x 12', Autos, Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445 www.properyachts.com


I build highly qualified
Big Wood homes, decks,
additions, remodeling.
Have model home to
view. Must see.
John Littlechild
(340) 693-5772


Looking for owner of
abandoned boat in Chocolate
Hole. Contact Jason at
(847) 571-2591 Boat Type:
Hobie Miracle 20' Boat
Name: Fast Forward
Hull Number:
CCMP0286H394


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






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

Drift Away Day Spa
Tel. 626-2271 Full Service Spa
www.driftawaystjohn.com

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

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

Construction
Hardcore Construction, Inc.
tel. 340-777-4034
All phases, complete and professional

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

Health
Dentist In Paradise
Dr. Kimberly Moore, DDS
tel. 693-7557 or 714-2693

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

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 lhi u plixoni=old colln

landscaninn
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

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@towncountryusvi.com

Restaurants
Concordia Cafe
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat
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

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







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Nature's Nook
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St. Thomas


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FEATURED LISTINGS
DRASTIC
1. PRICE REDUCTION


RTUNITYI
EMAND NEW turn k.y JUST REDUCED sus "ViLLA AlEL" Ejemant Sbr
:gurmet plue. *.ndwi h SEN. "-V IA LVHi1 in Virgin Lb. knoll top VlI, with
nd ht food uin In Orend st4 , Fantasti views rom Cril ay to
hlgh tra K be*hfront vCews over Garet lo Crui , Na. ... , P To quailIty
localdaon In Cruz *T . a nlud.. the hidhes Ielitv ,Bt work arches vnd rich
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Plea.. eaonat us far mtore muitliil d Eta lurucy poapend dIlk. h111rl5.i0
detl.l. Just $3aS.00Oi nelhborhoo,. $1,300,000. *Ippnfd. �m,7O,000.
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b ,chrod.t conimlnluh. abra a .tboth unit wi guet one
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stbuild. Now JU S O.100,104a. ow Ju nly $545 000.
aANDLOWER PETER A b. nm.b ovr .ll.rge poo and hote unoi ivat ble fobeach S.000
W-N- PrIvate home- n In Coral Aay wit r - an NOW TA IT - NWON-.D.
sD USA Lubury csdoirniumt nearly c bmpt. 2 ,Sb t unit is 4 uedrm strni t $oaoe.


NEW LISTINGW ael*udlut. d evroi*m d pare*k with *ipe ulr erlrbbjn wi r views .ver
~Hurrl�e Hals andte ntl k Lnarn Lt In *n M�UIV u-wln waih as vvrndan
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restart and undratd u1lll000. PrNwc el d louaso. 4,,00006.
CORANDOMENAM dvAl rossinme ht pln CScl Penthouse unit or avil unlsbl. for a750,6006.
LOWHY PENTR - Y primw lbr lldln nt w/ hu water views. north hare N LISTING TMa WOulDI Lovrld parcel wPh eotacular carIbbean wstr. v1,aw over0.
WORDEAUX II*/e-. knoll top per.l with i swllent development potential, " 3 25.9.
TWO LOTSI 1is w/itSft of sand/cofal b.echfront. 2nd w/daedd beach peth mcces. S a. 006.
WATERFRONT - A RARE OPPORTUNITY in PRIVATEIR AY, A Mutt See. 0 .000.
WATeOP 0aoNT phhn m*nal lot In 1inh Bay. Build y.r drem vacation villi. $3:000.
PREWMANSE ROUND sub-dildeble 31,7�/- *a, lot with greet weter views. U441.9.,
SUR-DIVOA&LE parcel near Crus Byv. Waer views over .llbury Soa.und-. $4 006.
...RUCD ov.....r lot In Cor. * ..y ne. r ropod ..... rine project, JUST 310.000.
SPECIAL PISC-lt virman . rand Estate. two amecing iota. Each br only. $37,000.
EMMAUS A greet lot at ret prIco wit, hu ge Corl Iay harbor vIews, ; 14000.
PLAT .2S at */" parel in Eden. Easy build ' nd views lo Hurr4tan* Hole. s$1i500.
2I ACREE I5 29 sub-divided lots above e ndeo vous ............. Call us for Detaill.
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- TIMESHARES COMMERCIAL
WESTIN VACATION CLUR Ada. and enioy a | SCUSA buslnas. Impfeeli* 4 .r hi1tor. nfl.
wek In pradl-e. Access to 8*ch, pool&, I 004 Powercat end all dive qui9pt. $1,900.
fitness caub, telnnI. aer. restaurants end
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t. John Properties, Inc.
(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320
S vi www.stjohnproperties.com
-F Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix


SADIE SEA - 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


GRUNWALD - Handyman's
Special! Live there while you
fix it up. Reduced to $185,000


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

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


S772-4182 for St. Croix listings!








22 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009


"Casa De Palmas" - Com-
pletely rebuilt, largee comfort-
able West Indian style home
with pool and spa, nice water
and sunset views, easy access
on quiet dead end road, paved
circular driveway established
landscaping with many palm
trees and colorful hibiscus, and
good breezes. The spacious
lower level has 3 bedrooms, a
separate entrance, complete
kitchen, and adjoins deck with
pool. Seller is motivated and
will consider some creative
financing. $920,000


-i1mla vIlar - a wen mainiaimea
& beautifully decorated home,
perched high atop cool Bor-
deaux Mountain. Views from
Jost Van Dyke to Virgin Gorda.
Quality construction with hard-
wood floors and beautiful wood
trim throughout Accommoda-
tions include a large master
suite, 2 spacious guest bedroom
suites, large loft for additional
guests, & a one-bedroom apart-
ment with separate entrance.
Spa and sun deck. Tremendous
value - a "must see". REDUCED
TO $850.000.


"Surfside"- Rare chance to
own a home in the highly
desirable Reef Bay enclave.
Surfside is a beautifully
appointed Mediterranean style
three bedroom, three bath pool
villa situated on the edge of
undeveloped park land with
fabulous ocean views and
breezes. Siroil via pathway to
secluded white sand beach from
this oversized lot. Very success-
ful rental home with plans for
another 2x2 villa with separate
entrance. Price reduced by
$900,000 to $1,650,0001


"Island Fancy" Classic Island home high in Upper Rendezvous with
stunning views from Thatch Cay to SL Thomas and south to St. Croix and
east -I Ram's Head. This charming house is strongly built and features
highlights of native stone, open floor plan, large decks, mature landscaping
and wonderful privacy. There is an apartment on the lower level, also with
large decks and storage. $2,950,000
S-- "Fish Beach" - Brand New Mediterranean Style 2 bedroom luxury pool villa
i located in Cocoloba Beach Estates, an intimate & private waterfront
- - r neghborhood with community beach parcel & dock bordering the National
Park near Reef Bay yet near all the amenities of Cruz Bay. Villa features
2-^^ X .pemium finishes including travertine floors, tile roof, antique brick & coral
44M . palios cook's kitchen with stone counterops, stainless steel appliances &
R luxurious I aths- Secluded National Park beaches are just a stroll away.
Unbeatable value at only S1.195,000 Just Reducedl
. "Snal's Pace" - "Cute As A Button" describes this collage perfectiy
S Fronted by a white picket fence. this cozy studio home has all new cabiiiets
furniture, bath, paint, pumps, Iropical landscaping, paved access and
walking distance from Reef Bay beach. Includes 1996 Jeep Wagoneer and
furniture. List price is below appraisal. The flat lot is a gardener s delight
Walk to Reef Bay Beach. $499,000

' "Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of the newest and most spacious condos to
be found on St.- John. New construction finished in 2005, beautiful views.
sun deck and pool area, walk to town and Frank Bay Beach. The two
bedroom is over 1700 sq. It. and the three bedroom penthouse units are
over 2100 sq.ft. All feature large kitchens, granite countertops, stainless
appliances, large closets, private washer and dryer and ample storage.
These condos have it all. $5975,000 to $1,399,000
"Liste Plantation" -Three and a half acres of subdividable land with beautiful
easterly views over Coral Bay. Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands. This
property faces east to catch the cooling breezes, sun rise and moon rise. Walk
to Cocoloba Shopping Center. Just reduced to $1.95M. Also available the entire
7 acre parcel for just $2.4M
"REEF BAY"- Large lot adjoining national park with 270 feet of waterfront on
pristine Reef Bay. Easterly trade winds, a vest pocket beach and sweeping views
of St. John's pristine south shore and south to St. Croix. Because of it's large size
(1 32 3cres1 and adjoining park land on the south this parcel affords one a privacy
seldom found n a waterfront property. A short walk to Reef Bay beach and a short
drive to Cruz Bay on mostly paved roads. $2.499M
"Friis Bay Waterfront" - Owner says sell! Best oceanfront value on St. Johnl
IncrediDle warerlront lot lealuring unobstructed panoramic views of Flannagan,
Leduck, the BVIs and Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the sounds of the surf breaking on
the nearby barrier reef and snorkel from your 132 feet of shoreline. Includes
plans and CZM permits for fabulous 4 bedroom pool villa. Seller financing -o
possible with $300,000 down. Now Just $495,000t . ..
Upper Seagrape Hill lot with nice views of Coral Harbor, the Moravian Church and Carolina Valley.
This lot has interesting rock formations, a convenient downhill build and paved access. House plans
by Benjamin Richardson are ready for permitting and available at Islandia. One of the most
affordable lots on St. John at just $99.000

"Estate Glucksberg"- Large half acre lot with a downhill build and wonderful Sunset views over
Pillsbury Sound. St Thomas and adjoining cays. Only $225,000


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AURORA -Extraordinary 180 views from this turnkey vacation rental villa on Contant Pt. 3 private ensuite bedrms, plus apart-
ment, courtyard pool, lush landscaping, multiple decks, masonry construction, attractive furnishings. $1,995,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
STONE HOUSE - Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa w/
covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral Bay
views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000.
PT. RENDEZVOUS - New rental villa in upscale neighbor-
hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance features.
3 bedroom/2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted
ceiling in greatroom, ample room for expansion. $1,595,000.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS- Ultimate 7 bd/7 bath compound
features private doubles tennis court, 2 pools, excellent
views, walk to beach. $2,999,500.
BAYVIEW -Very private villa bordering Natl. Park, minutes
from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design with 2 bldgs
connected by pool, decks & patio. 280� views overlooking
Francis Bay & Northshore, + Coral Bay & BVI's. $1,695,000.
LOVANGO BEACH HOUSE - Unique, custom home
located on the beach at Lovango Cay. Beautiful details,
75' dock, completely self sufficient w/solar & wind power
allowing for all amenities. Island paradise $2,750,000.
CAROLINA - Small, poured concrete, home with lovely
covered wraparound deck. Flat 12 ac. fenced lot. $449K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE - Masonry 2 bd/2 bath home, with
carport/workshop, on an absolutely gorgeous 0.86 acre
lot w/incredible panoramic views. End of the road location
offers great privacy, ample room for expansion. $975,000.
LUMINARIA - Lux. ridgetop villa w/incredible no. shore &
down island views. 3 spacious bedrm suites, 3.5 baths, Irg pool
w/waterfall, spa, 4 car garage, gated entry, privacy, beautiful
furnishings & landscaping. Vaca. rental history. $2,495,000.
PERELANDRA - is a romantic 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high
above Cruz Bay. Stunning panoramic views, beautiful sun-
sets, lush gardens, very private pool, decorator furnishings,
mint condition. $1,050,000.
BOATMAN POINT - Attractive masonry home on
spectacular 1 ac. waterfront site w/ amazing views. Main
house w/great room, kitchen, 2 bed/2 baths & separate 2
bd/2 bath guest house. Prestigious area. $2,795,000.
WINDSONG - Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cot-
tage, situated on a lac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms.,
7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000.
NAUTILUS - on Maria Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa
on a dramatic 1.25 ac. cliffside parcel. Large wraparound
veranda, fantastic sunrise to sunset views, inviting spa, cir-
cular driveway, tile roof. $1,699.000, furnished.
BORDEAUX MT. - Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large
porch, water view, 12 ac. lot w/large trees. $675,000.


WATERFRONTWITH DOCK- Concrete 3 bd/2 bath home,
on large, flat 1 ac.flat lot, with direct access the bay at your
door step. Now only $1,250,000.
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. $2,195,000.

CBR CONDO LISTINGS
GALLOWS POINT CONDO - Highly desirable waterfront
condo with harbor view, resort amenities, pool, restaurant
and beach. Well appointed 1 bd/1 bath garden unit w/many
upgrades & A/C. Motivated Seller. $750,000.
BETHANY- Unique free standing 2x2 condo with amaz-
ingviewsandyearroundsunsets,newsharedpool.$649K.
SELENE'S - Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. $450,000.
SUNSET RIDGE - 1 bedroom condos w/water views &
pool. $254,500 & $274,500.
CBR LAND LISTINGS
DITLEFF POINT- Extraordinary sites on magnificent pen-
insula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping,
and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY - Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY - Spectacular 13.44 ac.
site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN -Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $275K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Water views, 12 ac. $299K & $379K.
CONTANT -3 large parcels w/views. $292,500 to $315K.
GLUCKSBERG - Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., Ig. trees. $225K.
POINTRENDEZVOUS-Outstandingviews.$415K&$425K.
LEINSTERBAY-2lotsonJohnnyHornTrail.$225K&$329K.
ZOOTENVAAL-Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.
GREATCRUZ BAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'SPASSAGE-2 beautiful sites. $275K-$350K.
ESTATE FISH BAY - Many parcels to choose from, start-
ing at $185K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS - Time to buy. Affordable
lots, with water views, $150k and up.

CBR BUSINESS LISTINGS
FABRIC MILL - Very successful clothing business, estab-
lished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inven-
tory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000.



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runn' r -pool villa. Expired plans available. $375,000 place. Beautiful views. $765,000


BETHANY Remodeled property, South
Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms,
pool, laundry rm & kitchen. $1,400,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
Sunset Views! 5 BD/ 5 BA with pool & spa.
PRICE SLASHED $600K TO $1,195,000.
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. $895,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180� views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000
OWNER MUST SELL FAST. BR home in
Skytop. Upper u.wer unit is a
1BR. Views i,000


SAUNDERS GUT: Coral Cove Subdivision
with underground utilities and paved access.
Breathtaking views of BVI, .5 acres starting at
$299,900
PASTORY Enjoy expansive westerly views
overlooking Pillsbury Sound .34 acres with
cistern and living accommodations. $425,000


RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
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QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath
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sunsets. $1,650,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and
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$2,950,000
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HANSEN BAY 200' of usable beach front!
Views & breezes, private and secluded!
Driveway cut to access beach. $820,000
ESTATE FISH BAY Expansive Fish Bay
water views, downhill & uphill access, .5 acre,
seller financing possible $275,000 or .56 acres
for $325,000.


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MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian
views, 3 bdrms w/en suite baths. Open style, all gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
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MILL RIDGE exudes quality, Caribbean units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
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Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 BA, office, 3.5 bath villa, superior craftsmanship,
garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof, 180�
ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000
BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views,
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CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa Belvedere offers spectacular 180� views,
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LAND
WATERFRONT LAND Oversized downhill R-4 ZONING! Turn key opportunity for Cruz
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WATERFRONT ON MARIA BLUFF IN NEW IN BORDEAUX HEIGHTS! .4 acres.
GREAT CRUZ BAY! Spectacular 180 degree Priced for quick sale. 180� views, moderate
views stretching from St. Croix to Mingo. 1.03 slope, breezes, paved roads, underground
acres $1,695,000 utilities, preliminary house drawings. $485,000


DREAM CATCHER successful short term
rental, 3 BR/3BA; views of Great Cruz Bay,
impressive swimming pool. $1,650,000
LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage
overlooking Coral Bay & BVI. Plans approved
for an additional 2BR, 2BA w/pool. $489,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps
to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA
with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay.
4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51
acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a
beautiful home with outstanding westerly views.
Stonework highlights and ensuite baths.
Beautiful landscaping. $1,095,000

DEVELOPER'S DREAM 170 acre develop-
ment parcel. $12,000,000
MOTIVATED SELLER IN MANDAHL!
Adjacent 1/3 acre parcels in Mandahl. Gentle
slope, overlooking Groot Bay. Deeded beach
rights. W-1. $200,000 for .353 acres &
$250,000 for .362 acres with plans.




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Vintage Snorkels Symbolize Island Legacy for CouplePage 8Despite Potential New Witnesses, Double Jeopardy Rule May Protect Cockayne KillerPage 5 Swimmers Prepare for Beach-to-BeachPage 11 April 27-May 3, 2009 Copyright 2009 Residents Question Ferry Rates, Dock AccessBarshinger’s Town Meeting Draws Questions, Complaints – Page 3Students Pack VINP Friends Earth Day FairPage 6 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by MaLinda NelsonGrand FinaleThe 125-foot “Grand Finale” moter yacht, reportedly co-owned by Ivanna Trump, was anchored inside Steven’s Cay in Frank Bay on Friday, April 24.

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St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the community to help the V.I. Police Department solve the following crimes and would like to remind the public that any information, be just what the police need to solve these cases. St. John Police are seeking information on the robbery and assault of a male victim by several young males on Sunday, April 12, at about 1:40 a.m. in the vicinity of Joe’s Diner, in Cruz Bay. St. Croix Police are asking the community for assistance in solving a homicide that happened January 5, 2008. Edwin Dukes who was 21, was shot several times and later died. This happened at the Freder iksted Beach in the early morning hours. There were a lot of people around when Dukes got shot but the shooter was only described as a person in light clothing. St. Thomas VIPD are seeking information on an armed robbery that happened at a St. Thomas hotel. On Wednesday, April 15, an armed robber gained entry into a cademanded money from the two female employees. The suspect removed an undetermined amount of cash from through a back exit. The suspect is described as being about 5’9”, brown complexion with a close cropped haircut, wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. Crime Stoppers reports that another tip has resulted in an arrest which means another reward has been approved. The total rewards authorized are $6,885 but only $250 has been claimed so far. All tipsters are urged to check with Crime Stoppers to see if they are eligible for a cash reward. Community members can submit tips to Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilingual. Tipsters can also submit tips online at CrimeStopper sUSVI.org or by texting “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or illegal drugs, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards.Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the WeekInformation Sought on St. John Tourist Attackers2 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 St. John Tradewinds The St. John Film Society is hosting a free screening of “Flow: For Love of Water” on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. on the second The 93-minute award-winning documentary by Irena Salina offers an in-depth look at what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st century, the world water crisis. Boulon will speak about the island’s fresh water resources. The public is asked to not bring coolers. Gourmet pizzas, popcorn, homemade candy, and full beverage service will be available from La Plancha del Mar. St. John Film Society Screening “Flow: For Love of Water” Is April 28Chamber Chapter Meeting April 28St. John Tradewinds The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will meet on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill Upstairs. St. John Tradewinds A Coral Bay Shoreline Cleanup, hosted by the Coral Bay Community Council, Coral Bay Yacht Club, KATS, and other commu nity groups, will be Saturday, May 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to participate. Meet behind the Fire Station to be assigned locations and bags. Participants should bring gloves and wear sturdy shoes. The V.I. Department of Public Works will participate and remove all the collected trash to the transfer station the same day. Anyone who would like to do another area in Coral Bay, should call in advance. For more information call the CBCC Coral Bay Shoreline Cleanup Is May 2 Cruz Bay Valley Road Gets Graded VIPA Grants Ferry Fare Relief to STJSt. John Tradewinds Following discussions with both the chairman of the board and the executive director of the Virgin Islands Port Authority, Gover nor John deJongh said last week the authority will move to implement certain waivers of ferry fees for students, senior citizens and persons seeking medical attention on St. Thomas. by St. John residents regarding the impact that the May 1 rate increase will have on those who have no choice but to utilize the ferry service for transportation between St. John and St. Thomas,” deJongh said. The Governor discussed various forms of economic relief for St. John residents in a conference call last week with VIPA board chairman Cassan Pancham and the agency’s Executive Director Kenn Hobson. DeJongh has asked that the board consider a 100 percent waiver on the ferry fees for any students travelling from St. John to St. Thomas to attend classes. “In addition, we anticipate a reduction in the fees for seniors and those persons seeking medical attention which will translate into In addition, deJongh asked VIPA to work with the ferry operators to develop a one-ticket system that can be used by students. “Since the fees would be waived, this would increase the student’s ability to move back and forth between the islands on any of the two ferry companies,” said the governor. VIPA has also delayed the implementation schedule of imposing a fee at the turnstiles at both marine terminals until such time as the Authority has reached an agreement with the ferry companies.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatResponding quickly to residents’ complaints aired at a neighborhood meeting

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The ferry companies should not be allowed to increase fares to Red Hook without ensuring account cial reports, several residents told evening, April 23, town meeting hosted by Senator at Large Craig Barshinger at the Westin Resort and Villas ballroom. “There is no accountability for even how many people ride the ferry,” said Sherry-Ann Francis, a St. John resident who commutes to St. Thomas for work. “You just take their word for it. How can you increase the rate before putting cash management procedures in place.” With ferry rates to Red Hook due to increase next month, V.I. charge a 50-cent user fee for travel between St. Thomas and St. John and no progress on the Cruz Bay Creek renovations Barshinger called the meeting to focus on marine issues. The senator encour aged the 40 residents who turned out for the meeting to remain optimistic. Convening Not Complaining “It’s a matter of convening, not complaining,” said the senator. “Venting might feel good for about 20 minutes, but it doesn’t really accomplish anything. We want to open the lines of dialogue and effect real change.” The public posed questions to a host of government and marine ofincluding VIPA executive direc tor Ken Hobson, Department of Commissioner Robert Mathes, Mark Hardgrove, legal counsel for Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services Claudette Ferron, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Timothy Grant and Public Ser vices Commission general counsel Tanisha Bailey-Roka. Ferry Companies Need Financial Accountability The PSC-approved ferry rate hike on April 1 was the culmina tion of the second rate investi gation into the franchise in two years. A 2006 PSC order, which years, included a requirement that the ferry companies implement cash management procedures like electronic ticketing. That mandate, however, was never implemented, but is included again in the new PSC order which this time will come to fruition, explained Bailey-Roka. “I can’t say why things didn’t happen in the past,” said the PSC general counsel. “What I can say is that under the new leadership of chairman Joseph Boschulte we are making marked progress. I know trust is a hard pill to swallow from working toward transparency and accountability.” Missing Mass Transit Funds Ferry companies have been operating at a loss for years and haven’t received millions in federal funds earmarked for mass into the territory for decades, explained Ferron. “A lot of people are unaware that for decades federal funding has been coming into the Virgin Islands which was supposed to be going to the ferry boats and they have yet to receive one single dime,” Ferron said. “The people of St. John need to ask the government of the Virgin Islands ‘where is the money we are entitled to for public transportation.’ These are the only marine transporta tion mass transit systems under the Under the leadership of Senate President Louis Hill, the legisla to the ferry companies, explained Barshinger. Ferry Fare To Be Barshinger’s Top Priority “I was operating under the knowledge that the ferry compa nies were not eligible for the subsidies,” said Barshinger. “If what you’re saying is true, then we have to look into that and get that money. Fares of $2 each way would be a good improvement here so this will be my number one priority.” Residents want to take part in planning the renovations to the Cruz Bay Creek which has been roped off and fenced in since barge Pond Marine Facility in 2005. “We have been asking for years for some planning to take place for the Creek and for us to be a part of that planning process,” said Sharon Coldren. “Creating a beautiful space there is critical to changing our town back into a place we can all be proud of.” Creek Plans Should Include Public Input “All of us in town were so excited when Enighed opened and the Creek was going to be a place to be proud of,” said Susan Stair. “Instead, it’s an embarrassment. With the yellow tape and barbed wire, it seems like your entering a crime scene.” Robert deJongh and Associates was contracted to renovate the area and the group has gotten input from St. John residents, explained Hobson, who did not share the plans for the Creek. Fishermen and Charter Boats Losing Access A number of charter boat opowners who use the Creek regubar them from the facility in the future. ting pushed out,” said Dan Boyd. “There is nowhere for us to sell cess to a bulk head — this affects the whole community.” “The USCG is putting all these burdens on us for no reason,” said Scott York. “You can’t get to these islands unless you already go through security. All these fences and things are totally unnecessary.” Security Measures Laws passed by Congress in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks mandated a slew of strict marine security procedures for the islands like the fence at Cruz Bay’s Loredon Boynes ferry dock. Many of the laws, however, can be implemented in different ways, explained USCG Lt. Commander Grant. “The way the regulations are set here,” said Grant. “We can evalu ate the plans and try to reduce our footprint. The public can make changes, but we need to hear your complaints.” plan for the future of Cruz Bay. “A lot of access issues have arisen because we haven’t planned dent Hardgrove. “We need to plan for the next 20 years, but we also need something implemented in the interim especially with $247 million in stimulus funds coming down here.” St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 3 Thursday, April 30th INDEXBusiness Directory .............20 Church Schedules ..............18 Community Calendar .........17 Crossword Puzzle ..............18 Ferry Schedules .................18 Historical Bits & Pieces ......13 Just My Opinion ..................12 Letters ...........................14-15 Police Log ......................... 17 Real Estate ...................21-23 Wha’s Happ’nin’....................4St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott town hall meeting at the Westin Resort hosted by Senator at Large Craig Barshinger on Thursday, April 23. Residents Question Ofcials on Ferry RatesCruz Bay Creek and Dock Access Also Discussed

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Hundreds of students enjoyed an afternoon in the sun at Vie’s Campground on Saturday, April 18, as the Coral Bay Yacht Club hosted the 17th “Almost Annual” Benjamin School. Music by Koko and the Sunshine Band, delicious food from local chefs and a beautiful day added up to a great time for all. The event raised about $9,000 for the small Coral Bay elementary school, explained CBYC secretary Clare Weaver. Sails dotted the horizon the day of the event as GBS students enjoyed a cruise on Coral Bay’s tall ship Silver Cloud, thanks to owner Elliot Hooper. Many CBYC mem bers also took guests out on a morning sail and then to the East End beach for lunch and dancing. “There was a great turn-out of people and boats, glorious hot sunshine accompanied by calm seas and gentle breeze for a leisurely sail,” said Weaver. “There were too many happy, smiling children’s faces to mention. In fact there was such a good turn-out of Guy Benjamin School kids, we had to transport them to Vie’s on about three other sailboats besides Silver Cloud .” “A big, huge thanks go out to the numerous people who donated their time and energy to make the event possible,” Weaver said. “It is incredible to me how the event just came together, made possible by so many people just pitching in and doing what they said they would do.” With smiles on children’s faces, bellies full with scrumptious food and sore feet from dancing in the sand, the event was declared a success by everyone. “It was a hugely successful day which was thoroughly enjoyed by all,” said Weaver.4 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 ber Open 7 Nights a Week Open 7 Days 693.7755 or www.latapastjohn.com 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 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom OatFun on the waves and on shore was the focus of the Community Joins Together To Benet GBS St. John Tradewinds Several years ago Steve was recovering from performances hosted at The Marketplace — I can still see Steve and Helen dancing to the Art School’s star-band beat. This meant that he was well again. SJSA hosted many concerts in the undeveloped space where Jim Swan, Tommy Bertolino and Glen Spear built a great stage. Maddy Sewer washed all 350 chairs as they arrived from Miami. Those were wonderful days! Steve reminded me of this on Sunday at the Beach Bar. From there The Marketplace stage was are. challenge for us all. The good music goes on every Sunday afternoon. Steve has become a worldtraveler, Egypt, Iraq, Iran (entertaining the troops with a blues band.) He is a board member of the leading blues and jazz music associations in the states. His comments on Sunday brought the happiness back as I thought of the St. John School of the Arts’ visiting performers’ concerts. The late Rhoda Tillett and “Chicken Charlie” from St. Croix enjoyed bringing these performers to St. John. Congratulations to Ernest Wells One hundred years on St. John! What a lovely thought! Tennis on Sundays for Young People Check with Pat Harley. You might be our next champion! Sherman Browne Earns His Master’s Degree at New York University Tracey, his mother, will attend his graduation in May. We all are so proud of Sherman, some of us remember when he made pizzas for Ronnie — and I especially think of him as the best breakdancer I’ve ever seen! Council as senior policy and budget advisor. His master’s major is in Public Administration. Congratulations to you Sherman! Maybe President Obama will be looking for you! Happy Birthday to all the Taureans There are a lot of us and we’re just what the sign says — tough, creative and kind!Wha’s Happ’nin’by Sis FrankThanks To Steve Simon for His Kindness

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By Joseph Tsidulko St. John Tradewinds Jahlil Ward and Kamal Thomas sat at the same Superior Copurt table for a full week in October 2008, listening to their lawyers cast blame at the other for the murder of Jamie Cockayne in Cruz Bay. If Ward gets a second trial, his lawyer will likely parade into court a series of witnesses who will support his argument that Thomas was the actual killer. Thomas, however, doesn’t need to fear the testimony, at least beyond damage to his reputation. Thomas, 19, and his friend, Anselmo arrested and charged with slaying the 21-year-old Pennsylvania man, who was stabbed eight times after leaving a Cruz Bay bar just after midnight on June 19, 2007 and died at the scene. Ward was arrested almost a year later after Thomas’ investigator discovered three witnesses who implicated the 20-year-old St. John man in the crime. Thomas’ attor witnesses to authorities — Ward had never before been publicly mentioned in connection with the case. At trial, prosecutors put forward a theory that the three defendants acted together and aided each other. They called to the stand the three witnesses — who all testiCockayne. Ward’s lawyer, Michael Quinn, ar gued the witnesses made prior inconsistent statements, and were part of a plot to frame Ward and exculpate the other defendants. He said they were “spoon fed” to prosecutors. The jurors, however, were swayed by the testimony. Thomas and Boston were found guilty of two felony assaults against Cockayne at and outside of Front Yard bar before the fatal stabbing, but acquitted of the most serious charges against them. murder — a crime that carries a mandatory life sentence. is likely to get a new trial thanks to recently discovered witnesses who point the At a hearing on April 17, Quinn told Superior Court Judge Brenda Hollar that who say they heard Thomas confess to the recently learned of another witness who had been known to prosecutors before the October trial. Daryl Marten’s statement, recalling a jailhouse confession from Thomas, had been recorded in a police report on September 12, 2007, but never presented to Ward’s legal team. Judge Brenda Hollar reserved making with little choice but to order a second trial in a case which cast a harsh national focus on St. John and resulted in national media questioning the safety of tourists Virgin Islands. Thomas and Boston were both acquitted of murder, and because of the double jeopardy provision of the U.S. Constitution, they can never be charged with that crime again, regardless of what new evidence comes to light. Whether they are sentenced for the convicted felony assaults also remains in doubt. a date originally scheduled for sentencing, Hollar reduced one of two third-degree assault convictions against each man to the misdemeanor of simple assault and she dismissed the corresponding weapons offense. Hollar agreed with defense attorneys the attack on Cockayne after he left the bar did not meet the felony criteria of an assault with a deadly weapon. While witton surround Cockayne while brandishing dence that they struck the young man with the makeshift weapons, Hollar ruled. A stick is only deadly when it is used in a fashion that threatens the victim’s life, Hollar said. Hollar is still considering similar motions to reduce the remaining third-degree assault charges, which involved an altercation with a pool cue at Front Yard. Benjamin Currence, Boston’s lawyer, ar gued his client shattered the pool cue on a window sill, and not over Cockayne’s shoulder. Thomas’ attorney said Quinn’s new witnesses are nothing more than an effort evidence implicating Ward. Quinn is “acting in desperation,” Joseph said. If Hollar does order a new trial for Ward, Thomas and Boston could end up as witnesses. But that may depend on whether they are still defendants in the case. If his motion to reduce the assault count is still pending, or the issue is under appeal, Joseph said he will attempt to quash any subpoena in order to protect his client’s Fifth Amendment right against selfincrimination. But if the matter has been settled, he would not object to Thomas testifying, Joseph said. In that scenario, nothing Thomas or Boston say on the stand could come back to harm them in the case. St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 5 WR-FitnessClub TW 1.09.indd 1 1/6/09 1:06:31 PM Despite New Witnesses, Double Jeopardy Could Protect Cockayne Killer Jahlil Ward Kamal Thomas Anselmo Boston

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6 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 Hundreds of Students Pack VINP Field for Friends’ Earth Day FairBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds dents celebrating Earth Day a little early on Monday morning, April 20. About 600 students from across St. John packed cycling, native plant habitats and many other environPark’s annual Earth Day environmental fair. Organizations and government agencies from the Animal Care Center to Department of Planning and ACC members had two dogs in tow for the students to greet. Bonny Corbeil’s mixed breed Princess and Anne Marie Porter’s pit bull Daphne were big hits with the school children, who vied for the chance to walk the well-mannered pets. Wildlife shared information about the island’s native bat population. Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands St. John Chapter had a can crusher on site which students had fun using. RAVI St. John member Susan De Bonis was on hand to discuss what happens to aluminum cans which don’t get recycled versus cans that get recycled and reused. Solar Oven and Paper Making Members of the Unitarian Universalist Church demonstrated how to make jewelry, mats and beads from recycled materials. Students learned how to make recycled paper from the representatives from Maho Bay Campground, who also baked cookies in a solar oven. St. John Film Society members showed clips from three movies; the William Stelzer animated “Coral Reefs,” Disney’s “Safety Smart Goes Green” and “Flow: for Love of Water.” Students watched the ronmentally sensitive practices which Stelzer taped for a future You Tube segment. University of the Virgin Islands’ Cooperative Expost looks like and discussed its uses. V.I. Energy renewable energy with students. “You’re never too young to start thinking about enRecycled Art Projects Gifft Hill School art teacher Rosemary Richards displayed recycled art projects created by GHS students. “We try to use recycled materials whenever we can,” said Richards. “Often art supplies are expensive or not available here, so it’s really necessary to use recycled materials a lot of times. Plus it’s better for the environment.” Solar Car Faulds. The St. Thomas-based company owned by power from the sun. Capable of reaching between 30 and 35 miles per the way out East End, according to Faulds. Members of the St. John Historical Society shared St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott ted to run on solar power alone, above. 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 Continued on Page 16

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Although the St. John All Stars lost in the School team, the 13th Annual Ruby Rutnik Memorial Softball Tournament was one of the most exciting in recent memory. The tournament, which ran from April hosted annually by Janet Cook-Rutnik and Andrew Rutnik in memory of their daughter Ruby, who was a star pitcher on Antilles School’s softball team before she died in a car accident during her senior year of college in 1996. Funds raised at the tournament, through the sponsorship of innings and games, support a memorial scholarship which has awarded more than $87,000 to local girls pursuing higher education. The tournament kicked off on Friday evening, April 17, with the St. John All Stars falling to Stout 6 to 3, but beating Antilles 13 to 11 in their second game. The Antilles team, the defending tournament champions, got back into form on Saturday, beating St. John All Stars 13 to 7, but faltered in their game against Stout, losing 21 to 1. St. John All Stars also fell to Stout on Saturday by a score of 17 to 8. With Antilles and the St. John All Stars each having one win, the championship game contenders were decided by Antilles’ nings, however, their hopes were dashed as Antilles fell to Stout 18 to 4. The excitement remained intense through the Saturday night championship game with the St. John All Stars almost pulling out a win. The game wasn’t decided until off the victory out-scoring the St. John All Stars 10 to 9. “It was a really exciting tournament,” said Cook-Rutnik. “The St. John All Stars almost won. They had a shot at it, but Tor tola had a really good team.” “The games were all well-attended and were all very competitive,” Cook-Rutnik said. “The St. John team will just get better and better. This is only their second or third time participating, so look out for them in the future.” While the softball was exciting for fans, the tournament is all about giving. Concessions sales at the games funded the Love City Pan Dragons youth steel orchestra and sponsored innings will fund the four $2,500 scholarships the Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund will award this year. St. John teen Dujuana Grell, an honors student at Seton Hall University, will receive the second of her two-year scholar ship while a one-year academic scholarship is available to any St. John female graduating senior or college student. For wining the tournament, a $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one female from Elmore Stoutt High School. “This year Elmore Stoutt has a girl who will be graduating and going on to college,” said Cook-Rutnik. “She received an application right there and the coach was bringing more back to Tortola for the school to give to other possible applicants.” The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund also expanded this year to award $2,500 to a ly learning center. Applications for scholar ships, which are due by May 15, are available at Connections. While the amount raised was a bit off this year, organizers were prepared for the drop in sponsorships, explained Cook-Rutnik. “We’re still accepting donations to the scholarship fund, but it looks like we’re a bit off this year, which was not unanticipated,” she said. “We do thank those many sponsors who have given over the past 12 years and continue to write that check every year.” The Rutnik family has spent countless hours over the years organizing the memorial softball tournament, but it’s a true labor of love, Cook-Rutnik explained. “It’s a lot of work year after year, but it’s just so worth it,” she said. “The girls really enjoy coming over to St. John and their enthusiasm and pleasure is delightful. The fact is that this is a special gift to have this memory of Ruby and celebration of her and her athletic talents.” To donate to the scholarships, checks should be made payable to RRSF (Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund) and mailed to P.O. Box 348, St. John, VI, 00831.St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 7 “The girls really enjoy coming over to St. John and their enthusiasm and pleasure is delightful. The fact is that this is a special gift to have this memory of Ruby and celebra tion of her and her athletic talents.”– Janet Cook-Rutnik, tournament organizer A winning night out! Next to the Finest New Restaurant Waterfront BistroFriday & Saturday 8:30 to 11 PM OPEN EVERY DA Y!Sunday, 4PM 2AM Monday through Thursday, 12PM 12AM Friday & Saturday, 12PM 1AM Tough Competition Marks 13th Annual Ruby Rutnik Softball Tournament

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8 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 St. John Tradewinds News Photos Courtesy of M. FairbarnsBrenda and Martin Fairbarns still have their snorkels, Vintage Snorkels Symbolize Island Legacy for Couple crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds As Mary Fairbarns looks back over more than 10 years of calling St. John home several months a year, two vintage snorkels remind the England-native that her St. John roots stretch back a lot far ther than the last decade. Sitting in the corner of Fair barns’ deck are two Italian-made Cressi snorkels purchased by her parents Brenda and Martin Fair barns on their St. John honeymoon at Gallows Point Resort almost 50 years ago. “We bought these snorkels in January 1961 whilst on our honeymoon,” Brenda Fairbarns recalled. “There appeared to be no other type of snorkle on the market at that time. We were taken by some other young guests at Gallows Point over to Charlotte Amaile on a memorable day to a shop where dozens and dozens of these snor kels were stacked up on shelves, providing a full range of sizes.” “Later we were told that the present type of snorkel replaced our full-face variety as being safer should any snorkeler panic,” said Brenda Fairbarns. “We have used ours ever since in many locations. They give incredible visibility and comfort. They are still working but becoming increasingly per ished after 48 years of continual use.” The Fairbarns, who live in West Sussex, still visit their daughter on St. John every year, having made ber. Close friends with Sis Frank, Inga Hiilivirta and Jean Mason for years, the Fairbarns brought daughter Mary and son Bill to St. “My parents stayed at Gallows es up there,” said Mary Fairbarns. “After that they used to come in 1980 with my parents and we stayed at Caneel. The second time we came back in 1987 and stayed at a little house in Catherineberg.” “I came back in 1998 and I’ve come every year since,” she said. “Through my parents’ friends I ended up here and fell in love with the island. It always feels like home and I’m very lucky to have so many friends and family here.” While Fairbarns prepares to go to England shortly, she is already looking forward to returning to Love City later in the year. A view of Cruz Bay and Gallow’s Point from a postcard.

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By Judi Shimel Special to St. John Tradewinds The festive sounds of steel Episcopal Church in Cruz Bay on Sunday afternoon, April 19, for the Traditional Caribbean Music Festival. from the front pew to fold-up chairs at the back of the church behind the steel band and passersby paused on their way up the street to capture the melodies. The festival was organized by St. Ursulas’ and billed as a “service of praise and celebration”. It drew particpants from St. John and St. Thomas who shared their talents over the three hour concert. St. Johnian soloist Evanna Chinnery, a young vocal talent on her way to the Berklee College of Music sang at the event. And youth choir and the steel pan orchestra from St. Andrews Church traveled across Pillsbury Sound. Familiar faces from St. Ursula’s Choir and Women’s Group, Spencer and the Spencerettes and the Gospeltones offered their renditions of religious songs. Soloist Yvette Powell inspired the audience, along with the Moravian the All Saints Cathedral Men’s Choir, led by Wes Williams. The Unity Dancers gave the event a visual quality. The many who came also had a chance to witness the debut of ling group of steel pan students, honing their craft at St. Ursula’s Church. It has been the vision of the St. Ursula’s congregation to nurture the next generation through music. For the past few years, efforts have been made to raise funds, purchase instruments and locate an instructor. Sorzano, a veteran pannist from Trinidad, has been offering lessons in this unique Caribbean art to adults and children through St. Ursula’s for several months. The church’s new pastor, Father William Potter, is supporting that vision by reaching out to the community. He is currently seeking support for the creation of a summer youth program where music will be one of the offerings. Proceeds from the music festival will go towards the summer program. Potter is inviting individual contributions from supporters who would like to sponsor a youth attending the summer camp with a goal of hosting up to 35 youngsters during the summer activity. Organizers of the program thanked Woody’s Seafood Saloon, the Fishtrap, Barefoot Architect, the Browns, Carefree Getaways, Cox’s, Rob Crane, Howard Heller, the Porters, the Prestons and Miles and Susan Stair for their support. They also thanked the women of St. Ursula’s and those from visiting congregations who contributed refreshments and helped serve the crowd on Sunday afternoon. Bethany Moravian Church, EmLutheran Church, St. John Methodist Church, St. John Pentacostal Church of God, All Saints Cathedral Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and St. Andrews Episcopal Church all provided support and encouragement.St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 9 Huge Crowd Enjoyed St. Ursula’s Traditional Caribbean Music Festival Tradewinds News Photos by Jeff MillerMarine Biologist Jeff Miller and co-worker Andy Davis encountered a pod of melonheaded whales as the scientists were on their way to Buck Island recently. The scientists were about 10 miles off the shore of St. Croix when they spotted between 15 and 20 of the small non-aggressive whales.An Encounter with Melon-headed Whales Photo Courtesy of St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church St. Ursula’s Choir performed during their musical service

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St. John Tradewinds Can someone please tell me why is it that every week when we open the paper we have to read about some burglary, assault, or any other type of chaos taking place here on our home island? Slowly, St. John is becoming a place where stealing, gun vioimosity is becoming a part of our weekly routines. In the past, we have prized ourselves as being called “Love City,” but by the way things are going nowadays it seems as if St. John might need a new nickname. Though some may not think the island has a lot of problems, there are problems and they are adding up to be too much for this small island of ours. We might try to ignore the issues present on island and tell ourselves they do not affect us, but in actuality they affect all of us. Every small thing which takes place on island affects all of us. These incidents affect our daily lives and how we interact with one another. They affect our youth tremendously, and not only this, one wants to travel to somewhere where tourists are getting robbed Life here on St. John is supposed to be peaceful all the time. afraid of where we live, it means there is a big problem. Back in the day, someone could leave their car open and go about locking their cars because they know the potential of some people out there. The expectation of being robbed should not be in our minds so often. We do not have people getting killed, kidnapped and/or robbed everyday like some places, but there is always the potential. So before it can even progress to where people are intimidated in their own homes, let us all stop can make sure our island is peaceful all year round and the suspects of these malicious doings are caught and punished. If violence continues to plague our island, Love City as we know it will lose its shine and what makes it so special. Crime Stoppers Many of us refuse to speak up on the issues because we are afraid of being a snitch, a rat head, and a tattle tale as they say or for many other different reasons. But sometimes it is necessary to speak out, especially when it can help the lives of everyone around you. snitch, but it is sometimes much needed. Luckily with the recent implementation of the Crime Stoppers program, it is easier to remain anonymous and still help solve improving the quality of life for everyone on island, but in the process they can make money for themselves — if someone is convicted. With Crime Stoppers, the Police Department and the help of good citizens all around the island we can minimize our police log incidents and crime counts. Let’s all try our best to keep the peace and maintain our name of Love City St. John.10 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 Designs of Aqua Bay Inc.BOSTON * CARIBBEAN * CAPE CODLeslie WhitneyAllied Member ASID5083857614Mary EllisSt. John Associate3406938487 Coastal EleganceINTERIORDESIGNRESIDENTIAL, HOSPITALITY &COMMERCIAL FINEFURNITURE, ART &ACCESSORIES With over 40 extraordinary villas, we provide on-island 24-hour personalized service to every guest. Expansive ocean views, glittering pools, lush landscaping, spectacular decks—we have it all. We live here too—join us and be Catered To! Book on-line at www.cateredto.com Located on the second floor at the Marketplace 6641 CTVH-TW 1.09.indd 1 1/22/09 5:17:15 PM live music scheduleTuesday, April 28th Rock with John (Solo/Acoustic/Classic Rock) 10PM Every Tuesday!!! Thursday, April 30th The Brew (Rock/Indie/Pop) 10PM www.thebrew.biz/ www.myspace.com/thebrew1 Check out all tracks and the new album “Back To The Woods” on iTunes“A Pour Your Own Bar” Air-conditioned Pool Tables Gaming Machines Restaurant Rhythm & ViewsAn outlook on young adult interests and concerns by Malik StevensKeep Love City True to It’s Name St. John Tradewinds Four St. John painters working in oil, watercolors, and mixed media and the talented glass blowers from Maho Glass will be featured at an opening reception at Bajo El Sol Gallery on Friday, May 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. The opening will be a wonderful opportunity for the community to see new works by Lisa Etre, Lucy Portlock, Patty Tacquard, Denise Wright, and to the continually emerging quality glass art from Maho Glass. Lisa Etre, a long time resident of St. John, spends much of her time giving back to her islands as head of the Art Department at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. Her paintings grace the walls of many St. John homes and her style and colors capture the feel ing that is the Caribbean. Lucy Portlock, who for many years introduced visitors to the underwater beauty of the islands as head of the snorkel concession at Caneel Bay Resort, now captures those moments in her wonderful water color paintings. Many of Porlock’s paintings give the has experienced. Patty Tacquard’s impressionistic style results in oil paintings that depict a feeling of tranquility while celebrating solitude. Light and shadows play an important role in the overall design of her paintings, and within these paintings one can feel her attachment to her island home. Denise Wright, an artist working in mixed media, has found a wonderful way to express herself through her art. She recently described herself as “having fun while painting,” which clearly transcends to the canvas in her use of color and texture. Wright’s paintings are indeed interesting and fun. ated by the talented artists of Maho Glass. While art derived from glass is not a new concept, art derived from recycled glass has grown to recognizable value due to the talented artists at Maho Bay Glassworks. Working in tandem, they create exciting pieces in vibrant colors. One can expect to see their signature wave bowl pieces as well as multi colored urns and vases. The exciting venue of Maho Bay is a great attraction for visiting artists and the high level of art talent on St. John continues to be impressive. The gallery is located in Mongoose Junction, open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more info call 693-7070.Art Show To Feature Four Painters and Glass Art

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St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 11 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Residents across the Virgin Islands are channeling their inner Michael Phelps in anticipation of the 6th Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim on Sunday, May 24. the event raises much needed funds for the maintenance of the park. But while the projects and programs within the park, the power swim is also simply a fun event in beautiful surroundings. “The Beach to Beach swim is a modest fund raiser for us,” said Friends president Joe Kessler. “But more than that, it’s a cel ebration of two of the most important feaAs people swim along they see turtles, sting “It’s really beautiful,” said Kessler. Three Races In One The Beach to Beach Power Swim is actu ally three races in one, making it ideal for competitive and novice swimmers alike. While all courses start at Maho Bay beach St. John, the short course ends at Cinnamon Bay beach for a length of one mile. The intermediate course ends at Trunk Bay, for a distance of two and one-quarter snest beach, for a total distance of three and one-half miles. Swimmers can compete solo, with a three person relay team or in the assisted category which allows the use Inspired by 8 Tuff Miles Taking a cue from one of the island’s other main athletic competitions, the 8 Tuff Miles Road Race, Kessler wanted as many people as possible to be able to participate in the Beach to Beach swim. “A lot of my inspiration came from 8 Tuff Miles and how accessible that race is,” said the Friends president. “You don’t have to be a serious runner or speedster to take part. While there is a handful of serious runners, the bulk of the people who take part in 8 Tuff each year walk the course or just try to improve upon their time from the previous year.” “I wanted this swim race to be just as accessible,” said Kessler. “Pretty much anya mask.” “Swimming World” Feature Last year’s swim drew 165 people and this year — with a major feature in the September 2008 issue of Swimming World magazine penned by Kessler’s wife Cristina — the Friends president expects even more participants. “We’re expecting more people this year as the event is really being promoted state side,” said the Friends president. “We’re targeting masters’ swim teams, which is the demographic who love swimming and plan vacations around swim meets.” “The event will bring in more and more people from off-island,” said Kessler. “Last year about 30 percent of the participants were from outside of the Virgin Islands.” The Swimming World article also allowed Kessler to state as fact a point he had long maintained. “I used to describe the event as arguably the most beautiful open water swim in the world,” Kessler said. “But since the article, I can now say that according to ‘Swimming World’ magazine the Beach to Beach Power Swim is the most beautiful open ocean race in the world.” The swim kicks off at 8 a.m. at Maho Bay with competitive swimmers on the long course paddling into Hawksnest after about an hour and 20 minutes. Kieran Locke owns the long course record — one hour, 11 minutes and 39 seconds — which he set in 2005. On the women’s side, Annie Myrvang has the record with a time of one hour, 18 minutes and seven seconds. Many Volunteers Needed The event’s success over the years has been due to the many volunteers, both on shore and a sea, who provide support for the swimmers, explained Kessler. power boats, St. John Rescue and several other dinghies on the water during the Swimmers Gearing Up for Friends Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim Sports Massage Soft-tissue Injuries Energy WorkLina GuildLicensed Massage Therapist 776-6223 Continued on Page 16 St. John Tradewinds News Photo FileMore than 150 participants packed Maho Bay beach at the start of last year’s Beach to Beach Power Swim, above.

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12 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 St. John Tradewinds A small island can sometimes be a plus when it comes to solving problems. With only a little over a quarter of St. John under local government care for infrastructure improvements and maintenance, there is an opportunity to make our island more user friendly. Let’s start with accepting that pedestrians prefer sidewalks to dodging cars and navigating the crumbling edge of roadways to walk through our towns and country side. All of us have brushed by a pedestrian as we cruised through town, made our way up Center line Road or out the South Shore Road. With little or nowhere to go, our walking residents are forced against bushes, fences, parked cars or even into doorways to avoid being struck by cars, trucks, or worst of all giant tractor trailers. School children let out at busy intersections with few sidewalks are the most vulnerable, their attention to danger overcome by their joy to be released. This scenario occurs daily and only by the grace of God do more injuries not occur. I am sure as a gesture of economy or being green, more people would walk if it was made safe. Sidewalks should be part of every town property owner’s requirement, similar to parking ers, parked cars, or fences should force people onto the street or in should be acquired from property owners through purchase or eminent domain. All new highways or improvements to existing highways should have sidewalks as part of the budget. This will not happen over night, but gradually our sidewalk mileage will increase and our residents will breathe a sigh of relief. We spend untold thousands of dollars a year on pruning our country roadsides of brush, only to see them grow back new and improved after one or two rains. We should be spending that money on a permanent solution — wide/ level sidewalks with an additional clearance of manageable grass. St. John has a lot going for it in terms of its beauty, people, and ambiance, however we are not as user friendly as we can be, should be, or want to be. Our local government should lead the way on this issue; through planning, budgeting, and acquir ing the needed property, sidewalks can become a priority. The recently-approved VI share of the Economic Stimulus package has considerable funds for highway improvements, and sidewalks are a quick way of spending some of those dollars. While we are at it, let’s improve our existing sidewalks by replacing dangerous broken concrete and removing obstacles such as sign posts, broken fences, garbage bins, and parked cars. Every thing has its place and everything has its time, but for too long we have accepted things out of place. Our government should learn to “cherry pick,” take on the easiest, least costly, most do-able expensive solutions, permitting, etc. Here is my list of low hanging cherries: sidewalk improvements and repairs; street marking; broken fence repair at Julius E Sprauve tioning bathrooms for events; an additional government parking lot agency cars adjacent to the WAPA water stand pipe; eliminating long term parking in Cruz Bay lots; and signs that do nothing to deter littering, loitering, or drug use. What is your list? Just My Opinon by Andrew Rutnik Making St. John More User Friendly By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While most kids were relax ing on the beach during their spring break earlier this month, high school junior Christin Marsh was busy helping construct a house for under privileged families in Guyana. The Seventh Day Adventist School student traveled to the small South American country for the Prevention of Starvation April 2 to 8. “I had fun,” said Marsh “We helped build a house for three days and then we went into the community and talked to the kids and taught them songs.” While Marsh was bracing for third world living conditions, she was pleasantly surprised by the amenities available in Guyana, the 15-year-old explained. we thought it would be,” said Marsh. “They have toilets and showers and stuff. It’s just that everything isn’t as modern as our things here.” The group of 16, which included six students from the Seventh Day Adventist School, stayed at a family’s home and joined the community in wor ship services, explained Marsh. “The best part of the experi ence for me was the religious aspect,” Marsh said. “The songs we sang were beautiful and the people had some inspir ing words to encourage people to try to improve themselves. People were really easy to talk to and to get along with.” Marsh enjoyed support from St. John residents, several of whom donated funds to help cover the air fare to Guyana. “I want to thank everyone who supported me,” said Marsh. “I especially want to thank one woman who wrote a kind let ter and told me that she’s been young lady. I hope I made her proud.” As Marsh, an honors student who graduated from Guy Benjamin School, ponders her be possible. “I would do another trip with good time and I think it made me a better person.”Marsh Volunteers in Guyana Photo Courtesy of C. MarshChristin Marsh, center, with other volunteers.

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St. John Tradewinds On February 15, 2009, we heard in detail about Tektite I from the design and construction of the base camp now known as VIERS, the habitat designed by General Electric, to the adventures of the aquanauts. Tektite II followed bringing teams of female aquanauts led by Dr. Sylvia Earle whose accom plishments were manifold both for undersea exploration and groundbreaking for professional women scientists. The audience at the initial cel ebration of the 40th anniversary of Tektite brought up many questions on whatever happened to the GE habitat and the program. The answer seemed to be that it was towed to California and dismantled. However, undersea research continued including in Puerto Rico where a new habitat called La Chalupa was built by Perry Oceanographics with two chambers 50-feet by 20-feet by 10-feet. moveable, increasing the range of experiments and the number meant it could be raised to the surface with the aquanauts in it with no need for risky transfers to a diving bell and it could be used as a self-contained decompression chamber. At the surface, the interior could be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized eliminating troublesome bacteria buildup. It was also known as the Puer to Rico International Undersea of Mayaquez where 12 two-week missions were made, six and 12 miles offshore. Ian Koblick, President of the Marine Resources Development Foundation (MRDF) developed Miller, Assistant Project Director of Tektite I and Project Director of Tektite II, and Scott Carpenter, the etrate both inner and outer space were involved in this project as well. In 1967, Aquanaut Carpenter was appointed Director of Aquanaut Operations during the Sealab Saturation Diving Program which included development of deepocean search, rescue, salvage, ocean engineering, and man-inthe-sea capabilities. MRDF reports that “in 1985, the MarineLab habitat called the ‘Classroom in the Sea,’ was moved to a permanent site at the Foundation’s new headquarters in Key Largo, Florida. It is now known as the Undersea Laboratory and is used extensively in ongoing education and research programs. “In 1988, the Foundation used its habitat to conduct a series of to study diver physiology under a variety of hyperbaric environments. These studies used Doppler ultrasound technology to detect small nitrogen bubbles in the blood of divers who had spent 12, 24, and 48 hours at depths of 12 to 24 feet in the lab. MRDF to simulate the isolation conditions of a long term space mission, placing aquanauts in an undersea habitat for 30 days, the La Chalupa 30 mission. Overlapping this cooperative program was a privately funded endeavor, sponsored by MRDF, called Project Atlantis. “The program raised public awareness about the possibilities of living and working in the sea and resulted in the establishment of the world record for living in an undersea habitat (69 days).” On September 9, 1995, MRDF to space connection — only the second time such a link has ever been established. During the link, Koblick and Astronaut/Aquanaut Carpenter, speaking from the Undersea Lodge, communicated with Astronaut Michael Gernhardt on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The event marked the 30th anwhen Carpenter spoke from the fellow former Mercury Astronaut Gordon Cooper, orbiting above in Gemini V. Tektite and La Chalupa played important roles in the continuum of undersea research which becomes evermore important as the seas are affected by global warming. The coral reefs are breaking down as corals are bleached and algae disappears. Melting ice affects ecosystems and currents, setting off chain reactions with other systems. Society must to continue to change its ways — we can’t afford to treat the sea as an inexhaustible resource. St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 13 St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of NOAA Undersea Lodge off Key Largo, Florida. Where Quality, Value and Service Excellence matter!Offering affordable Vacation Rentals on beautiful St. John. Give us a call at (888) 856-4601; Check out our live availability at www.vivacations.com and learn about the VIVA Difference. St. John AT THE MARKETPLACEMon-Fri 7am to 5pm Saturdays 8am to 12 Noon We’ve got it all at ... Plumbing Fixtures Electrical Supplies Power Tools Paint Supplies & Custom Paint Colors Pool Supplies Great Selection of ART Supplies & Paint Gardening Supplies PH: 693-8780 FAX: 776-6685 Call for an appointment!Dr . Kimberly Moore, DDS ST . JOHN OFFICE The Lumberyard Complex Phone: 693-7557 Hours: Mon. & W ed., 8am to 4pm Some Saturdays, 8am to 1pm Lumineers the permanent, pleasant, painless alternative to traditional veneers.Dr. Kimberly Moore can turn your smile into a gorgeous make over with Lumineers 714-2693 The Professional Building St. Thomas How Tektite Morphed Into La Chalupa Historical Bits & Piecesby Chuck Pishko

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Letters to St. John Tradewinds EDITOR/PUBLISHER malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi 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 advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi 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 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2009 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 COUNTHomicide: 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 Solved: 0 Solved: 0 Rapes: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 2009 TO-DATEHomicide: 1 Solved: 0 Shootings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Stabbings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Armed Robberies: 1 Under Investigation: 1 Solved: 0 Arsons: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 Under Investigation: 1 Solved: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 14 Under Investigation: 14 Solved: 0 3rd Degree Burglaries: 27 Under Investigation: 25 Solved: 2 Grand Larcenies: 23 Under Investigation: 21 Solved: 1 Rapes: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 St. John Tradewinds’ Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department’s Leander Jurgen Friends and loved ones gathered on Elliot Hooper’s tall ship Silver Cloud on Sunday afternoon, April 19, to say one last goodbye to Jimmy Herrin, who passed away in March. A 30-year St. John resident, Herrin had many dear friends on Love City who gathered to celebrate his life and deposit his ashes in the sea off of Coral Bay ing, crying and a cannon salute for Herrin, who will never be forgotten.Friends Say Goodbye To Jimmy Herrin Memorial Service 14 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 Resident Heartened by Musical Service at St. Ursula’sEditor, I got back a little while ago from an absolutely wonderful event, the service of praise and celebration at St. Ursula’s church! What a blessing! I just can’t say enough about it! Everyone involved deserves a standing ovation and huge, shiny halos! Thank you so much, Irva Roberts and Carol Furneaux (et. al.) at St. Ursula’s for putting it togeth er! The one thing that really warmed my heart and lifted my spirit (on top of all the wonderful praise and worship music) was the spirit of unity, with talented participants from many different congregations on St. John and St. Thomas coming together as one body of believers. Moravian, Lutheran, Methodist, Pentacostal, Episcopal and Catholic, all children of God, brothers and sisters in Christ. We need more events like these, especially in these trying times, to encourage and hold one another up, and to show what can be done when people cooper ate with one another. Thanks to all of you! God bless you! Pam Dolson Editor, More than 700 students from Guy Benjamin School, Methodist Pre-School, St. John Christian Academy, and Julius E. Sprauve School attended the Earth Day fair. Students learned essential ecological lessons and of natural and cultural resources, recycling, and environmental education, while visiting various booths with interactive and captivating demonstrations. Friends would like to extend a special thank you to nesses and community partners donated supplies and giveaways for the event as well. Friends would like to thank Baked in the Sun, Bayside Mini Mart, the Cruz Bay Fire Fighters, Deli Grotto, Dolphin Market, First Bank, iScream, June Mays Photography, Laurel Sewer, Love City Mini Mart, Maho Bay Camps, Our Market, Pine Peace Ice, St. John School of the Arts, St. Thomas Dairies, and Westin Resort and Villas for their generous contributions to the fair. However, the real appreciation and thanks must go out to the numerous volunteers who donated their time to make this event happen. Your involvement and dedication is admirable and the event would have never been possible without you. Friends would like to extend a very special thank you to Peter Alter for staff members that helped during the fair. We also want to thank the many presenters who were on hand to teach our youth about their fragile island and global environment through creative activities and booths. Students got dirty excavating a simulated arche ology dig, watched environmental movies, played ocean bingo, learned about local seeds and crafts, baked cookies in a solar oven, crushed recycled cans, frog, viewed a solar car, created recycled art, and helped to document numerous ways to keep St. John pristine for future generations. Friends continued the celebration of Earth Day with an island wide cleanup by the participants of the Friends’ Adopt-A-Beach/Trail program. Each group removed debris from their adopted beach/trail beach leaving almost nine miles of trails and beaches much cleaner. The Friends sponsored their cleanup of Drunk Bay on Saturday with the help of a great group of volunteers. Thank you once again to all who joined the Friends in removing numerous bags of marine debris from the windswept beach. Friends would like to personally thank all of the groups who participated in the Earth Day cleanups of their adopted locations. If you would like to join the Friends in this year long effort and adopt a beach or trail of your own call Audrey Penn Friends of VINP Program ManagerFriends of VINP Thanks Supporters for Making Earth Day Fair a Success

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Editor, I feel compelled to make comment about the Coral member and citizen of our community, I am very proud of the people I know here. We had a great time at this event! A very big thanks should be given to all who contributed their time and effort! The excitement of the children is something that one does not want to ever forget. For this annual fund raiser event for the Guy Benjamin School, we the boating community should be recognized for the great people we are, and for the contributions we make here. I am proud to be a boater and very proud of the way we conduct ourselves. We help, serve and give to many activities throughout the community. Thanks to all! Name Withheld Upon Request Editor, Everybody appreciates that health care in St. hospital personnel in both places is competent and devoted to the service for the patients. There are many more doctors with almost all spevery good new expensive instruments which tremen dously improves the diagnosis. The St. John clinic is also much better. Of course, due to the small number of St. John inhabitants, the clinic cannot be equipped as a complete hospital and we are dependent on the hospital in St. Thomas for special care. The problem of emergency medical care of course remains. We have a good local ambulance service but the transport of patients with heart attacks, severe trauma or strokes needs improvement. The transportation of patients to the St. Thomas hospital is complicated: ambulance to the harbor; boat and another ambulance to the hospital. This last service may be — according to my experience — inadequate. The St. Thomas ambulance should wait at the harbor for our boat and this frequently does not happen meaning there is additional waiting of the patient for further transportation. A much better solution would be another (different) boat which would accept the whole ambulance with the patient and continue to the hospital after landing. Transporting the patient from the St. John ambulance to the boat, from the boat to another ambulance — in case that this one is immediately available — takes too much time. Direct transport from the St. John clinic to the St. Thomas hospital would save lot of precious time. The best solution of course would be a transport by helicopter which can land at the designated place at our clinic. A helicopter with a licensed pilot is probably too expensive a proposition. The services which can be prepaid are also inadequate — they transport patients only between hospitals. Since these are not helicopter transports, ambulance service to the airport is still necessary. Medicare also pays for an airplane service but again, it has to be from hospital to hospital like from St. Thomas hospital to San Juan hospital. This is mainly for superspeciality care, not for emergency care in general. In some emergency cases, time is a very critical issue. It is well known from our wars that the survival of our wounded soldiers is now much better than in the previous wars because transport of the wounded to the hospital is now very fast. I would strongly recommend devoting some money and attention to the critical problem of transportation of St. John emergency patients to the proper place — to the St. Thomas or San Juan hospital. Z. Hruza, MD (retired) Emergency Transportation Needs Improvement Boating Community Comes Through for GBS St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 15 Police Presence Needed at Late Arriving FerriesEditor, It is with sorrow that I read the report of a beating and robbery of a visitor to Cruz Bay last Sunday. I have never felt in danger at Cruz Bay at night. I guess this will make me think twice the next time I visit. Is it not time for the V.I. Police Department to begin showing a presence at the dock when the late boats ar the dock — not in a vehicle — for every late ferry ar rival. Perhaps a criminal incident could be prevented by having someone on the dock to help direct those enough to be able to arrive during the daylight hours. The local government and Police Department owe it to the island visitors to have a safe experience while on island. Is not a large part of the island’s economy based on tourism? If crime continues unchecked and people do not visit — then what? John Bittner Connecticut Editor, I would like to thank everyone for all their kindness during my recent illness. Your thoughts, prayers, phone calls and contributions to help defray my medi cal expenses have left me overwhelmed with grati tude. Both of my surgeries were successful and I am presently well on my way to complete recovery. I must remain stateside for several more weeks to complete my recuperation. I am looking forward to seeing all of you so that I can thank you in person. Until then, this will have to do. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! With love, Grant BerkebileBerkebile Thanks Friends for Support

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information about native plants on island and their uses. Students in the honors marine biology class at GHS set up an information booth which simulated snorkeling and Junior Rangers Hardgrove distributed Junior Ranger ball caps to 40 Julius E. Spruave School and Guy Benjamin School students who completed the program with the park’s education specialist Laurel Brannick-Bigrig. “I hope you guys consider joining the Youth Conservation Corps when you’re 15,” said Hardgrove. “And maybe some of you will stick with the park. I’d love to be sitting over there in the shade one day as an old man and see one of you as Biggest Turn Out The Friends’ environmental fair focused on highlighting the island’s initiatives, according to the group’s program manager Audrey Penn. “We have 600 kids here today learning all about the green initiatives on St. John,” said Penn. “We’re trying to get the kids informed and excited about the green projects we have going on here. Everyone’s having a great time and it’s the biggest turn out we’ve ever had.” race,” he said. “We have so many people in the water looking after the swimmers as safety is very important to us.” “Overall we have about 80 volunteers who help out because, with the three races going on at once, it’s pretty interesting logistically,” said Kessler. In addition to the on-site support, the Beach to Beach Swim a host of local businesses, Kessler added. Local Support “There is a ton of local support for the event as so many members of the community come through with help,” said the Friends president. “This year with the economy and everything, I was curious to see what kind of support we’d get, but we’ve had some of the best support ever.” Sponsors include the Department of Tourism, Mongoose Junction, St. John Insurance, TOPA, Angel Electric, Theodore Tunick and Company and Scotia Bank. St. John Hardware is sponsoring the swim caps and Free Bird is donating the medals which are awarded of the deejays will even be competing, Kessler explained. Awards Party at Oppenheimer After swimmers emerge from the sea, the fun continues at Oppenheimer Beach where Friends hosts an after-party awards ceremony starting at 11 a.m. Participants can park at Maho Bay, Hawksnest, or Cruz Bay as Friends will provide a shuttle which will run up and down Early registration, for $30, is open through May 8. From May 9 to May 22, registration will be $40. The last day to register for the event is Saturday, May 22, at the pre-race meeting at Maho Bay Campground at 5 p.m. Par ticipants can register on line at www.friendsvinp.org/swim, on St. John at Connections East and West and the Friends of the Park Store, on St. Thomas at Caribbean Surf Company and on St. Croix at Scuba St. Croix. Warm-up Swims May 3 and 17 While the pre-race meeting is not mandatory, it is recommended time racers, attend in order to get familiar with the different courses and buoy markers, according to Kessler. Warm-up practice swims will be at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 3, and Sunday, May 17. Additional volunteers are needed this year. To volunteer for the Beach to Beach Power Swim call Friends program manager Audrey Penn at Friends Students Pack VINP Friends’ Earth Day FairSt. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of Dept. of Fish and WildlifeStudents at the fair donned snorkels and picked out pic 16 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 Department of Human Services Training for non-prot organization management. 9:30 TO 12 NOON Head Start Conference Room, Anna’s Hope, St. Croix (across from YRC) DHS Video Conference Center Knud Hansen, St. Thomas. The training sessions are particularly benecial to executive directors, board members and management staff of non-prot agencies.$250.00 per course Classes begin on May 13th St. Croix and May 14th on St. Thomas. For more information, contact Clarissa Belleau at 774-1166 ext 4103 Friends Annual Beach to Beach Power Swim 2009Continued from Page 6 TRADEWINDSST . JOHN The Community Newspaper Since 1972 tel 340-776-6496 e-mail info@tradewinds.vi fax 340-693-8885 website stjohnnews.comCelebrating 37 Years Continued from Page 11 NEXT DEADLINE: APRIL 30TH Craig & Laurie Crandall Property Managersweb site: www.centuryhillestates.com email: crandall.laurie@yahoo.com tel: 340-779-1804 / 340-227-6688 (or 6699)

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Tuesday, April 28 The next Chapter Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill upstairs. Tuesday, April 28 The St. John Film Society has secured a location on the second Saturday, May 2 The John’s Folly Learning Institute will have an anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 2, at 12 noon at the institute. Saturday, May 2 A Coral Bay Shoreline Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, from 9 to 11 am. Sunday, May 3 preparation for the Beach to Beach Power swim on Sunday morning, May 3, at 8:30 a.m. at Maho Bay beach. Monday, May 4 round of its playoffs on Monday evening, May 4, at the Winston Time at 7:30 p.m. Fifteen minutes after that game ends, the Island Raiders will take on Westin All Stars. Friday, May 8 highest seed from round one will play Prestige and the lowest seed from round one will play the Bulldogs. Sunday, May 17 preparation for the Beach to Beach Power swim on Sunday morning, May 17, at 8:30 a.m. at Maho Bay beach. Sunday, May 24 nual Friends’ Beach-to Beach Power Swim on Sunday, May 24, at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 13 The St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Wilbur “Bill” LaMotta Community Service Awards Dinner Dance will be at St. Peter Great House, St. Thomas, on Saturday, June 13, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 17 4:40 p.m. A citizen c/r that someone shot her vehicle while she was driving in the area of Estate Enighed. Police assistance. Saturday, April 18 4:43 p.m. An Estate Gift Hill resident requested police assistance to retrieve her car keys that her husband hid from her. Misunderstanding. 4:45 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance in progress at the U.S. Customs Parking lot. requested assistance with a disturbance in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. 9:29 p.m. Management of Love City Mini Mart c/r that a male was causing a disturbance at the store. Disturbance of the peace. 10:30 p.m. A citizen p/r that he was verbally threatened by a male in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace. Sunday, April 19 4:45 a.m. A citizen c/r a disbattery, DV. 5:30 a.m. A citizen c/r suspicious activity in the area of Estate Enighed. Grand larceny. 4:15 p.m. A citizen c/r that he was in trouble on a dinghy. Police assistance. 7:40 p.m. A citizen c/r an over-turned vehicle in the area of Estate Chocolate Hole. Auto accident. Monday, April 20 1:12 p.m. A citizen r/ that his minor daughter went snor keling and has been missing for approximately two hours. Police assistance. Tuesday, April 21 10:35 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto tween Trunk Bay and Peter Bay. Auto accident. 1:10 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident r/ that someone tampered with his vehicle. Vehicle tamper ing. 4:35 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that she is being harassed by her neighbor. Distur bance of the peace. 6:00 p.m. An Estate Contant resident c/requesting assistance with a male who is at her residence. 6:30 p.m. A visitor from Massachusetts p/r that he was involved in an auto accident. Auto accident. in progress at the Cruz Bay dock. Wednesday, April 22 1:58 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that a male threatened him in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 3:15 a.m. Centurian Security c/r an activated alarm at Morgan’s Mango. An inspection revealed a burglary in an adjacent building. Burglary in the third. 9:00 a.m. A citizen p/r that someone removed cable from his job site. Grand larceny. 10:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that someone is stalking her. Stalking. 1:20 p.m. Department of Hudent sustained burns to his legs. Injured minor. Thursday, April 23 2:50 a.m. Management at Quiet Mon Pub c/r someone trespassing at the establishment. Trespassing. 8:10 a.m. A citizen p/r he was threatened. Disturbance of the peace. 10:15 a.m. An Estate Enighed resident c/r that her neighbor spit on her. Simple assault. Arrest #0023J. Stephanie Jean McClain of Estate Enighed, Tradewinds Buidling, arrested and charged with simple assault. 1:25 p.m. An Estate Bethany resident p/r that someone removed his vehicle from his home. Unauthorized use of vehicle. 2:20 p.m. An Estate Rendezvous resident p/r that someone threatened her. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 2:30 p.m. An Estate Pine Peace resident p/r that a female slapped him on the face. Simple assault. 4:34 p.m. An Estate Upper Carolina resident p/r that she was assaulted by a female in the area of Johnson Bay. 5:46 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of the tennis courts. Auto accident. Friday, April 24 5:17 a.m. ADT c/r an activated alarm at Cinnamon Bay Campground.St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-oriented, 6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. AA Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic only at 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 St. Ursula’s Church. Alateen Meetings Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula’s Church from 6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending. NA Meetings every Saturday at St. Ursula’s Church. St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 17Community Calendar St. John Tradewinds Top Gun took top honors in the Spinnaker Racing class in the Around St. John Race, hosted by the St. John Yacht Club on Sunday, April 19. About 10 boats battled in perfect weather conditions on a course which wound around the entire island. “It was a beautiful day and we had a great party afterward at the Banana Deck,” said SJYC race chairperson Jim Swan. 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18 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 3 Sail Church 10 Sunday, St. John School of the Arts 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; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays 340-715-0530 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, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Every 3rd Sunday: Servce 9:30 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 7:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.REPEATED BEGINNINGSACROSS 1 Goes from pub to pub 8 Suzanne of “Three’s Company” 14 Decathlon event 20 Fast feline 21 Yarn for embroidery 22 Accompany, as to a party 23 Offending soldier’s expulsion 28 Oak or olive the buttercup family 38 Quirky 40 Turkey Day veggies 41 Big bargains 43 Collars members 51 Mai — 52 Howe or Canetti 55 “— -hoo!” that day on 57 Draws a crowd, say school 77 Year divs. 80 Nail-biting NBA periods 81 Meal option 82 One more than bi85 “Lost” airer a material good for you 105 Antiseptic 107 Spoof 108 Optimal 111 Singer Ronstadt 112 Tramp 114 “— Blue?” 115 Place to hang duds 121 Tatum of Hollywood 123 Tenor’s solo 124 Basis of a spy novel plot 133 Full of melodrama: 134 “Doesn’t matter who” 135 Aunts’ kids 137 Shelves 138 Captivates DOWN Hawaiian menus 3 Scale notes 4 Sly laugh syllable 5 Great Plains Indian black) 8 Antonin of the Supreme Court 10 Tillis or Ott 11 “The Seven Year Itch” Tony winner Tom 12 Gave a makeover to 13 Thin incision 14 Person denouncing 17 Caustic compounds 18 Prompted 24 “The Texan” star Calhoun 25 Mattress brand 30 Product-pitching cost 31 Uncommon occurrence 32 “Murder, — Wrote” 33 Bible book after Daniel 34 Safari or Sierra 35 Female bear, in Bilbao 37 Bogey beater 41 “Nae” sayer 42 Drain unclogger 44 Mom’s forte 45 Use a pew 47 Bread option 50 Take hastily 53 “— sure you already know ...” 54 Swedish carmaker 58 Tape player abbr. 70 Alley- — 71 Item in an env. 72 Mil. show sponsor 73 Cato’s 102 74 Rose asset 75 Diva Horne 77 Trig or calc 78 A woodwind e.g. 84 Beloved of Tristan 87 Pivotal WWII time 88 WWW address Dolphins” author Scott 100 Chorus bit 101 Soundalike word 102 Suburb of Minneapolis 103 It owns Cinemax 104 Still 112 Great joy 113 Rockies range 118 “— a Hot Tin Roof” 120 Big name in video games 122 Plus others: Abbr. 125 “Danny Boy” star Stephen 128 Bug’s place? 130 Band’s job 131 French article 132 Tee lead-in PREMIER Crossword

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St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 19 For Rent Classieds Apartments Available Immediate Occupancy Excellent Downtown Location Waterfront, Water Views FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL NICK 771-3737 STORAGE: SECURED LOCKERS Sizes to 10’ x 12’, Autos, Boats, Trailers. Call For Rates: 779-4445 www.properyachts.com EVERYTHING YOU NEED ON EVERY LEVEL GREAT PLACE TO SHOP, DINE AND WORK COME JOIN US WE HAVE SPACES AVAILABLE RETAIL, OFFICE AND STORAGE 340-776-6455 AV AILABLEExcellent Location right next to Westin! Ideal spaces ONLY 3 2 SP A CES REMA IN!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: Public Notice One bedroom, one bath cottage, AC in bedroom, W/D, Fully furnished, freshly painted, walk to town, located directly behind Grand Bay, $1,600 + utilities, smoking. 240-460-8609 2+br 1ba house for rent in Coral Bay. Flat lot w/fruit trees. $1,225. 693.3399 RE Organizing horseback drill team. All ages and riding abilities. Fun way to learn safety and horsemanship skills. Call Dana 693-5778. Scenic Properties 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Apartments w/d in town $1300.00; 1 bedroom /Bethany $900.00; 1 bedroom condo $1250.00; 1 bedroom/w/d/pool/furnished $1700.00; 1 bedroom/w/d/ furnished/in town $2000.00; 2 bedroom condo/washer/no pets $1600.00; 2 bedroom/ w/d pool $2300.00; 3 bedroom + loft/three bath/w/d $2100.00; 3 bedroom/two bath/pool/w/d $2200.00; 3 bedroom/one bath $2000.00 Coral Bay 1 bedroom house w/d open 5/1 $1000.00; 2 bedroom house/ washer $1700.00 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 1 BD apartment, fully furnished, A/C in BD, parking, smoking. $1,000 per month and utilities. 514-6611. Mini-grants are now available to VI Government agencies and nongovernment organizations through the Department of Human Services (DHS) for existing non-school hour programs. Total funding available for this program is $261,588 for the period ending September 30, 2010. The practical budget range is $5,000 to $10,000 per applicant. Programs must be geared toward assisting with the purchase of computer equipment and supplies, hiring instructors or developing innovative program activities which provide youth with safe, drug-free environments, tutorial services, unique experiences and/ or supervised activities. Completed applications four (4) sets, one (1) original and three (3) copno later than 4:00 P.M. on Monday, May 4, 2009. For additional information or technical assistance, call Ms. Clarrisa Belleau on St. Thomas at 774-1166. COMPLETE GLASSES$79 Single Vision $109 BifocalsDr. Craig Friedenberg779-2020 FREE GLAUCOMA TESTING STREAMING FROM THE STRATOSPHERE. Satellite TV from USA,Europe,Middle East, Asia. Reliable Hi-speed Internet via Satellite 340 779 4001 sloopjones@sloopjones.com bedrm Coral Bay 1 1/2 bath, private, fully furnished laundry, hot tub, large deck + yard avail 1 July (or sooner) $2000/ month +utilities 642-7637 1BR, 1Ba semi-furn, w/d, ocean view. Designer kitchen $1575/month with potential for reduction. August 1. Call: 518-859-5594 Looking for owner of abandoned boat in Chocolate Hole. Contact Jason at (847) 571-2591 Boat Type: Hobie Miracle 20’ Boat CCMP0286H394 “Quiet Neighborhood” 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment, above Cruz Bay, un-furnished. Short walk to ferry dock. Private parking, no pets, no smoking. $1,500. Call 998-6969. The Lumberyard Down Town Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessCommercial Space AvailableFor Space Call Nick 771-3737 “Spectacular View” Spacious 3 BR, 2 bath masonry home, un-furnished. Overlooking Cruz Bay and island chain. A 3 minute walk to the ferry dock. Private parking with large fenced counter tops, and appliances. Call 998-6969. We are looking for “assistant manager-type” people who have experience working in produce, grocery and deli service. We are willing to train for the right candidate with some experience in the food industry. The candidate must have strong customer service skills and a willingness to work well with and call 277-9521 to leave your contact information so I can set up an appointment Cruz Bay, 2 Bd/2 Bath, excellent views, washer/ dryer, $2500. Call Ron at 340-513-9025 or email rdoh@aol.com 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/ Coral Bay above Cocoloba quarter acre awesome views $150,000. Villa $990,000, same great views. Priced below value. See Littleplantation.com. 508-939-1414. Big Wood homes, decks, additions, remodeling. Have model home to view. Must see. John Littlechild (340) 693-5772 JEEP WRANGLER Yellow, hardtop, extended length, 4x4, A/C, CD player, hardly drive with very low mileage. $19,500.00 or OBO (860) 912-3718 HOUSE FOR RENT: 2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house, 30 mile views, paved road, 5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min. Cruz Bay, wrap around covered porches, A/C, W/D. $2200/mo. 561-602-9484

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20 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 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 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 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 Beauty/SpaThe Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa tel. 776-0774 Hair, nails, massage, waxing, villa services and more. Drift Away Day Spa Tel. 626-2271 Full Service Spa www.driftawaystjohn.com Westin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904Building ProductsSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceConstructionHardcore Construction, Inc. tel. 340-777-4034 All phases, complete and professionalExcursionsSerenaSea tel. 779-4047, “Three Hour Tour” Classic Wooden Picnic YachtGalleriesMaho Bay Art Center tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery, recycled art, tie dye, paper makingHealthDentist In Paradise Dr. Kimberly Moore, DDS tel. 693-7557 or 714-2693 St. John Eye Care 779-2020 Complete eye care, 27 years serving Virgin Islanders, Dr. Craig FriedenbergInsuranceTheodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.com Interior 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 pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredo’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 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 & Associatesinfo@realestateonstjohn.com Located at Wharfside Landing 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@towncountryusvi.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat 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 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 St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory

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St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 21 DOWNLOAD A FREE COPY EACH WEEK!(for a limited time only) Just sign up to be a registered guest on our web site. www.tradewinds.vi 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 . Cruz Bay 1st Stop Convenience Baked in the Sun Bayside Mini Mart Connections C&D Bakery Deli Grotto Dolphin Market Gallows Point Gourmet The Mail Center Papaya Cafe St. Thomas Marina Market 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: 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

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We ’ re Sold on St. John! .cruzba yrealty .com Gretchen Labrenz Margie Labrenz Susanne Kir k T amm y P olloc k CBR HOME LISTINGSSTONE HOUSE – Unique native stone 3 bd/3 bath villa w/ covered rotunda, freeform pool, and spectacular Coral Bay views. $1,800,000. With adjacent parcel $2,100,000. PT. RENDEZVOUS – New rental villa in upscale neighbor hood. Masonry construction with low maintenance features. 3 bedroom/2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20’ vaulted ceiling in greatroom, ample room for expansion. $1,595,000. GREAT EXPECTATIONS – Ultimate 7 bd/7 bath compound features private doubles tennis court, 2 pools, excellent views, walk to beach. $2,999,500. BAYVIEW –Very private villa bordering Natl. Park, minutes from Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design with 2 bldgs connected by pool, decks & patio. 280 views overlooking Francis Bay & Northshore, + Coral Bay & BVI’s. $1,695,000. LOVANGO BEACH HOUSE – Unique, custom home located on the beach at Lovango Cay. Beautiful details, 75 dock, completely self sufcient w/solar & wind power allowing for all amenities. Island paradise $2,750,000. CAROLINA – Small, poured concrete, home with lovely covered wraparound deck. Flat ac. fenced lot. $449K. CHOCOLATE HOLE – Masonry 2 bd/2 bath home, with carport/workshop, on an absolutely gorgeous 0.86 acre lot w/incredible panoramic views. End of the road location offers great privacy, ample room for expansion. $975,000. LUMINARIA – Lux. ridgetop villa w/incredible no. shore & down island views. 3 spacious bedrm suites, 3.5 baths, lrg pool w/waterfall, spa, 4 car garage, gated entry, privacy, beautiful furnishings & landscaping. Vaca. rental history. $2,495,000. PERELANDRA – is a romantic 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high above Cruz Bay. Stunning panoramic views, beautiful sun sets, lush gardens, very private pool, decorator furnishings, mint condition. $1,050,000. BOATMAN POINT – Attractive masonry home on spectacular 1 ac. waterfront site w/ amazing views. Main house w/great room, kitchen, 2 bed/2 baths & separate 2 bd/2 bath guest house. Prestigious area. $2,795,000. WINDSONG – Stately Boatman Pt. villa, w/separate cot tage, situated on a 1ac parcel w/panoramic views. 6 bdrms., 7 baths, huge pool, fully furnished. $3,495,000. NAUTILUS – on Maria Bluff. 3 bd/2 bath masonry villa on a dramatic 1.25 ac. cliffside parcel. Large wraparound veranda, fantastic sunrise to sunset views, inviting spa, cir cular driveway, tile roof. $1,699.000, furnished. BORDEAUX MT. – Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large porch, water view, ac. lot w/large trees. $675,000. WATERFRONT WITH DOCK – Concrete 3 bd/2 bath home, on large, at 1 ac.at lot, with direct access the bay at your door step. Now only $1,250,000. 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. $2,195,000.CBR CONDO LISTINGSGALLOWS POINT CONDO – Highly desirable waterfront condo with harbor view, resort amenities, pool, restaurant and beach. Well appointed 1 bd/1 bath garden unit w/many upgrades & A/C. Motivated Seller. $750,000.BETHANY – Unique free standing 2x2 condo with amaz ing views and year round sunsets, new shared pool. $649K.SELENE’S – Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/ rental or business. Terric views. $450,000. SUNSET RIDGE – 1 bedroom condos w/water views & pool. $254,500 & $274,500.CBR LAND LISTINGSDITLEFF POINT – Extraordinary sites on magnicent pen insula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping, and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000. KLEIN BAY – Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K . WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY – Spectacular 13.44 ac. site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000. CRUZ BAY TOWN – Walk to Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $275K. CHOCOLATE HOLE – Water views, ac. $299K & $379K. CONTANT – 3 large parcels w/ views. $292,500 to $315K. GLUCKSBERG – Gentle grade, ac., lg. trees. $225 K. POINT RENDEZVOUS – Outstanding views. $415K & $425K. LEINSTER BAY – 2 lots on Johnny Horn Trail. $225K & $329K. ZOOTENVAAL – Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K. GREAT CRUZ BAY – 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views & architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000. FLANAGAN’S PASSAGE – 2 beautiful sites. $275K–$350K. ESTATE FISH BAY – Many parcels to choose from, start ing at $185K. Call US for a complete list. ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS – Time to buy. Affordable lots, with water views, $150k and up.CBR BUSINESS LISTINGSFABRIC MILL – Very successful clothing business, estab lished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inven tory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000. AURORA – Extraordinary 180 views from this turnkey vacation rental villa on Contant Pt. 3 private ensuite bedrms, plus apart ment, courtyard pool, lush landscaping, multiple decks, masonry construction, attractive furnishings. $1,995,000. 22 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009

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Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 HOMES BETHANY Remodeled property, South Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms, pool, laundry rm & kitchen. $1,400,000 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with Sunset Views! 5 BD/ 5 BA with pool & spa. PRICE SLASHED $600K TO $1,195,000. 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. $895,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 OWNER MUST SELL FAST! 4 BR home in Skytop. Upper unit is a 3 BR. Lower unit is a 1BR. Views of Fish Bay. $599,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board, & wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000 QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many amenities. $1,999,000 TEMPTRESS 2 BR suites, pod style, impressive kitchen, private decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,650,000 CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for development. $2,950,000 ELLISON New construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master suites. Reduced to $2,495,000 MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 MILL RIDGE exudes quality, Caribbean design, mahogany throughout, Chicago Brick & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5 baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000 LA BELLA VITA , "the good life" ,4 a/c master suites w/ island stone showers, breath taking views, gourmet kitchen. $2,950,000 CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian gingerbread architecture & island furnishings. Owners apartment plus 3 income producing units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath villa, superior craftsmanship, Caribbean stonework, Spanish tile roof, 180 views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000 L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views, desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Efficient design, equal accommodations. 4BR/4BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000 WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa Belvedere offers spectacular 180 views, successful turn-key vacation home. Prime location, pool, spa, 2BR/2BA $2,750,000 DREAM CATCHER successful short term rental, 3 BR/3BA; views of Great Cruz Bay, impressive swimming pool. $1,650,000 LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage overlooking Coral Bay & BVI. Plans approved for an additional 2BR, 2BA w/pool. $489,000 YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. 4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000 RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths. Beautiful landscaping. $1,095,000 CONTRACTEDUPPER CAROLINA Expansive Coral Bay views. Live in the lower apartment while adding 2nd unit above and/or completing the planned 4BR/4BA pool villa. Expired plans available. $375,000 ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral Bay. Two separate units. $729,000 CAROLINA Veiws to BVI. Well maintained 2-unit cottage offers a 1 bed/1 bath with a cozy covered porch. Plus studio apt. $625,000 NEW! Live in guest apartment & rent lower apartment. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with foundation,21,000 gal. cistern & lower deck in place. Beautiful views. $765,000 BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $749,900 LAND SAUNDERS GUT: Coral Cove Subdivision with underground utilities and paved access. Breathtaking views of BVI, .5 acres starting at $299,900 PASTORY Enjoy expansive westerly views overlooking Pillsbury Sound .34 acres with cistern and living accommodations. $425,000 HANSEN BAY 200' of usable beach front! Views & breezes, private and secluded! Driveway cut to access beach. $820,000 ESTATE FISH BAY Expansive Fish Bay water views, downhill & uphill access, .5 acre, seller financing possible $275,000 or .56 acres for $325,000. WATERFRONT LAND Oversized downhill building site with gentle slope. Views from St. Croix to Thatch Cay. 0.71 acres, $899,000. WATERFRONT ON MARIA BLUFF IN GREAT CRUZ BAY! Spectacular 180 degree views stretching from St. Croix to Mingo. 1.03 acres $1,695,000 R-4 ZONING! Turn key opportunity for Cruz Bay preconstruction condos. Plans included. Water Views $795,000. NEW IN BORDEAUX HEIGHTS! .4 acres. Priced for quick sale. 180 views, moderate slope, breezes, paved roads, underground utilities, preliminary house drawings. $485,000 DEVELOPER'S DREAM 170 acre development parcel. $12,000,000 MOTIVATED SELLER IN MANDAHL! Adjacent 1/3 acre parcels in Mandahl. Gentle slope, overlooking Groot Bay. Deeded beach rights. W-1. $200,000 for .353 acres & $250,000 for .362 acres with plans. TWO LOCA TIONS: Mongoose Junction (340) 776-6776 & The Marketplace (340) 774-8088 TOLL FREE:WWW.HOLIDAYHOMESVI.COM FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF ALL ST. JOHN MLS PROPERTIES, DVD TOURS OF THE PROPERTIES, AND/OR A COPY OF OUR NEWSLETTER CALL OR E-MAIL US.“The Company that gives back to St. John” WATERFRONT “PRESIDIO DEL MAR” on Peter Bay Point, has private path to pristine beach. Spectacular new, gated estate on 1.63 acres with exceptional privacy, surrounded by 645’ shoreline and National Park waters. “ ISLA VISTA” 5 B EDROOM, 4 B AT H, P RIVATE G ATED V ILLA Superior architectural features, expansive views, richly landscaped grounds, swimming pool with spa and a two car garage complete this custom built villa. B EACH FRONT “LIME TREE B AY” H AS W H ITE SAND B EACH ! East End 5 bedroom stone & masonry home on almost 5 acres, 490’ shoreline, zoned R-2, no restrictions. Gorgeous water views! “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 “GREAT EXPECTATIONS” the ultimate 1 ac. 7 bedroom 7.5 bath ridgetop estate. Private tennis court, 2 pools, 2 spas & 2 beautifully appointed homes! Walk to 2 beaches. Impressive rental history. “B ORDEAUX H OUSE” offers ultimate privacy, STUNNING down island views. This signature villa is sure to capture your heart! Charming 4 bedroom gated .5 ac. estate with spa, replace, poolside kitchen. “VILLA DEVINE” FISH B AY B RAND NEW (5X6) Mediterranean style gated estate with covered verandahs, guest house, innity edge pool, spa, efcient a/c, mahogany arched doors, tile roof, copper gutters. “SOLARIS” (top tier Chocolate Hole North) has spectacular 270 degree views over 5 bays. This 5 bedroom masonry villa features an expansive courtyard, 60 ft. lap pool, and a new kitchen. WATERFRONT ”LA DOLCE VITA” is an exceptionally charming 3 bedroom property on the water’s edge with the possibility of boat mooring. 376 ft. pristine shoreline. Panoramic. W-1 zoning allows commercial uses. “SAGO COTTAGE” adorable Caribbean style masonry cottage with wonder ful down island views and great rental history. $32,000,000 $2,900,000 $975,000 $4,200,000 DVD DVD $2,999,500 DVD DVD $2,400,000 $7,000,000 “ POND B AY” S T . JO H N ’ S N EWEST R ESORT! Waterfront luxury accommodations on beautiful Chocolate Hole beach. 3 and 4 bedroom villas with resort amenities will be opening in late 2009. Fractional Ownership (1/10th) in an expansive villa starts at $315,000. Come in or call today to arrange a tour of the model and see the progress. “ RAINB OW’S END” AT B ATTERY H ILL this bright, clean and cheerfully decorated poolside condo is conveniently close to town with nicely manicured grounds. A must see! $535,000 $4,995,000 DVD $2,950,000 PRICE REDUCED$2,395,000 PRICE REDUCED DVD DVD “THE MARKETPLACE” has prime commercial spaces (ofce & retail) plus successful businesses (Health Food deli & Gym) available. Call us for details! OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home. Magnicent views and sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1 month ownerships from $69,000. THE WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES: All the comforts of a private condominium. Own a week, a month, or more & enjoy all the resort amenities! Most unit sizes & weeks available. Priced from $9,999 “MILL VISTA – CAROLINA” Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 135,000 “EMMAUS SEAGRAPE H ILL” Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 “LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT”! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 “SUGAR APPLE WEST” Harbor views gentle ac. with Topo $ 299,000 “FREEMAN’S GROUND” DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 “CALAB ASH B OOM” .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 “GREAT CRUZ B AY ” Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 “B EAUTIFUL EAST END” Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 “AZURE B AY” IN CONTANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner nancing $ 650,000 “H AULOVER” B EACH FRONT 2.24 ac. subdividable brders Natnl Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $ 1,999,000 “SAB A B AY WATERFRONT” 12 ac. subdividable waterfront. Incredible BVI views! $ 9,999,000 “ FISH BAY ” 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, well, active plans/ permits. From $369,000 “VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES” Gated sub-division, sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $375,000 “DREEKETS BAY ESTATES” spectacular BVI views, excellent roads, undrgrd utilities, stone walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 from $399,000. “LOVANGO CAY” Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale amenities incl. barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $499,000 “CHOCOLATE HOLE VIEW LOTS” Sunrise to Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west views. From $499,000. “ESTATE CONCORDIA” hillside sites with stunning views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John’s eastern coast to Ram’s Head , St. Croix. From $550,000 “JOHN’S FOLLY OCEANFRONT & HILLSIDE private gated enclave w/ shared generator, beach access; 3 lots from $560,000 “SABA BAY” WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE 12 acre subdivideable waterfront lot plus 4 hillside lots available. Incredible BVI views! From $699,000 “ B OATMAN POINT” 2 Waterfront lots w/ views & breezes. Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From $945,000 “UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES” 7 Spectacular private parcels above Rendevous Bay; paved road, stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000 “UPPER PETER BAY ESTATES” Exquisite home sites with breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays between. Prices from $1,850,000 “CANEEL H ILL” OWNER WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3 gentle sites: .5 to .775 ac. starting at $200,000EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and undrgrd utilities. From $285,000.

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24 St. John Tradewinds, April 27-May 3, 2009 ISLAND STORIES. ISLAND P EOPLE. ISLAND STYLE. ISLAND WRITERS. ISLAND PHOTOGRAPHERS. ISLAND DESIGNERS. ISLAND BUSINESS.Let’s support and promote our islands together.t: 340-776-6496 l w: www.malindamediallc.com l e: mnelson@malindamediallc.com magazinest. thomas