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St. John tradewinds
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2008
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May 4-10, 2009
� Copyright 2009


ST. JOHN


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


MaLinda Media
Wins Big at
Annual Addy
Awards Show
Page 8
Special May 5th
PSC Meeting To
Reconsider Ferry
Rate Increases
Page 2


Vacharat Wins
Ultimate Chef
Challenge at
Cultural Fair
Page 9


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Gary Ray
Century Plants Under Attack
Agave Missionum plants have been under attack from Mexican Agave
Weevils which have been killing large numbers of the native island plants. A
blooming century plant, like the one above, is becoming a rare sight on Love
City - Story on Page 3.


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Artist Annie
Hingham Dies
in Car Accident
Page 4
St. John Resident
Beaten In Early
Morning Attack
Page 2
Recycling Kicks
Off with New
Staging Area
at Enighed Pond
Page 5







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2 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009


Love City Pan Dragons and director Samuel Lawrence entertained the crowd at
Lionel Roberts Stadium, above.


Love City Pan Dragons Keep the Beat


at Carnival 2009 Steelband Jamboree


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The Love City Pan Dragons wowed the crowd
at the Steelband Jamboree at St. Thomas' Lionel
Roberts Stadium on Sunday evening, April 26, as
part of Carnival 2009 Echoes Through Time.
In addition to the St. John youth steel band, the
jamboree showcased the talents of pan orchestras


from E. Benjamin Oliver School, the V.I. Superior
Court Rising Stars, Charlotte Amalie High School,
Eudora Kean and Antilles School among other.
After impressing the crowd with their pan abili-
ties, Love City Pan Dragons president Ira Wade
invited all participants to take part in the St. John
July 4th Festival Pan-o-Rama, scheduled for Sat-
urday, May 30.


Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the Week

Police seeking anyone who may be cultivating or dealing drugs


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 asking for specific
information on anyone who may
be illegally cultivating or dealing
drugs, involved in gun trafficking,
or buying or selling stolen prop-
erty.
St. Thomas
VIPD officials are asking for
information that will identify stu-
dents who are selling illegal drugs
on school campuses. Police are


also seeking information on the
persons) supplying the students
with the marijuana or other illegal
drugs to sell on school campuses.
St. Croix
Police are seeking additional
information on a homicide which
occurred on May 21, 2006, where
44-year-old Ray Edwards was
found dead on a Frederiksted
beach. Anyone who remembers
anything at all about the death of
Ray Edwards in 2006 is asked to
call Crime Stoppers.
Crime Stoppers is pleased to re-
port that tips received have led to
an additional five arrests, recovery
of three unlicensed firearms, and
$1,600 in illegal drugs. All tipsters
should 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 bi-
lingual. Tipsters can also submit
tips online at CrimeStoppersUSVI.
org or by texting "USVI" plus the
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 rewards.
Crime Stoppers USVI is run en-
tirely by volunteers, and relies on
the community's donations to pay
rewards.


1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
Remain Totally Anonymous
Collect Rewards in Cash
STOPPERS US VI Help Our Community be Safe


St. John Resident Severly Beaten


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Cruz Bay was the scene of an-
other brutal assault last weekend.
Less than three weeks after a
tourist from Tennessee was as-
saulted and robbed in downtown
Cruz Bay, resident Matt White was
severely beaten around 1 a.m. Sat-
urday morning, May 2.
White, the maintenance man-
ager for the The Marketplace, had
reportedly been a party at Paradiso
Restaurant in Mongoose Junction
when he went to the commercial
complex's back parking lot and


was attacked.
While details of the attack re-
mained sketchy as of press time,
White was reportedly seen at My-
rah Keating Smith Community
Health Center, and then transported
to R.L. Schneider Hospital where
he was treated for serious head and
facial trauma. Reports that White
suffered swelling around his brain
were not confirmed as of press
time.
White was released from the
hospital as of Sunday, May 3, but
will reportedly need reconstructive
surgery.


PSC Hosting St. John Meeting May 5

To Reconsider Ferry Rate Hike

St. John Tradewinds
The VI. Public Services Commission is hosting a special meet-
ing on Tuesday, May 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Legislature
building in Cruz Bay.
Items on the agenda include a reconsideration of fuel surcharges
and a request for reconsideration of the PSC's April 1 decision
to increase most passenger ferry rates between St. John and St.
Thomas.

JFLI 13th Anniversary Celebration May 9
St. John Tradewinds
John's Folly Learning Institute is celebrating 13 years of after-
school and summer programs on Saturday, May 9, starting at noon
at the school.
The afternoon festivities will include a keynote address by St.
John Tradewinds and MaLinda Media publisher MaLinda Nelson
and a screening of local filmmaker Andrea Leland's award-win-
ning documentary "Jamesie: King of Scratch."

A "Mighty" Mother's Day Performance
St. John Tradewinds
Love City's eminent Calypsonian Chester "Mighty Groover"
Brady is giving Moms on St. John a present for Mother's Day.
As a tribute to all Mothers, Brady will be performing on the first
floor of The Marketplace outside Starfish Market on Sunday, May
10, from 3 to 5 p.m. Brady will be performing selections from his
new CD "Gospel and Praise: A Moment with Hymn."

"National Parks: America's Best Idea"
St. John Tradewinds
The public is invited to watch a free 40-minute preview of
renowned documentarian Ken Burns' latest film "The National
Parks: America's Best Idea," on Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at the
Cinnamon Bay amphitheater and again on Wednesday, May 13, at
6 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villa's ballroom.
The events are sponsored by Friends of V.I. National Park,
WTJZ Channel 12 and the National Parks Conservation Associa-
tion.
"Anyone who is interested in National Parks and incredible cin-
ematography should definitely come our and view this preview,"
said Friends of VINP director Joe Kessler.
"National Parks: America's Best Idea" is slated to air on PBS in
six two-hour segments starting on September 27.
For more information call Paul Thomas at 776-6201, ext. 252.






St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 3


"After we found the pest on a plant in
Haulover Bay, we saw this devastation
of the population there. Within six months
to a year, the weevil, which was discovered
in the east, had progressed all the way
to the west side of St. John."
- Gary Ray, botanist


Exotic Super Pests Decimating



Native St. John Agave Trees


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The once common sight of bright yellow blossoms
bursting from towering century plants, which used to
dot the hillsides of St. John, are quickly becoming a
thing of the past.
The population of Love City's native Agave mis-
sionum, more commonly called century plants, has
been decimated in recent years by an invasive super
pest, explained Dr. Gary Ray, a botanist at the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands and St. John resident who
specializes in native plant species.
The Mexican Agave Weevil was first discovered
on St. Croix back in the early 1980s and made its way
to St. Thomas by the 1990s, said Ray. The weevil
showed up on St. John in 2000 most likely by way of
Tortola, he explained.
Carried By the Wind
"Lots of people and plants go back and forth be-
tween Tortola and St. Thomas which is how we be-
lieve the weevil got to the British Virgin Islands," Ray
said. "The first place on St. John we discovered the
weevil was on Haulover Bay which is only about a
mile from the shores of Tortola. We think the weevil
was probably carried by the wind over here."
Once the first weevil was found at Haulover Bay,
the island's century plants quickly succumbed to the
pest.
"After we found the pest on a plant in Haulover
Bay, we saw this devastation of the population there,"
said Ray. "Within six months to a year, the weevil,
which was discovered in the east, had progressed all
the way to the west side of St. John."
The weevil decimated Love City's century plants
so quickly because it altered its own cycle to adapt to
the islands, according to Ray.
From Parasite to Parasitoid
In its natural habitat, the Mexican Agave Weevil
was far less harmful than it has proved to be to the
Agave Missionum. Back in its natural environment,
the weevil targeted fruit trees, where it would bore a
hole in the fruit and decimate a plant or two, but not
the whole crop, Ray explained.
"Because it was a fruit eater, it would get some of
the fruit crop but not all of it, in order to ensure its
own fecundity," said the botanist. "Since coming here,
it changed its life cycle and is now a parasitoid, which
is an insect that, during its immature stage as a larvae,
kills its host. Most parasites don't kill their host, but
parasitoids do - they're known as super pests."
Importing Plants And Insects Too
The weevil's change from a parasite to a parasi-


toid was probably due to the international plant trade
where pests evolve to adapt to survive various sprays,
Ray added.
"The pests which survive are the ones which adapt
to some level of spraying and what you have then are
those individuals who have evolved some kind of way
to survive the toxicity," he said. "That genetic infor-
mation gets passed from generation to generation and
before you know it, you have a super pest."
Super Pest
"Under those conditions an insect population can
pretty quickly become a super pest which is what we
have on our hands now," said Ray.
Since evolving into a parasitoid, the Mexican
Agave Weevils have made short work of the century
plants, which have only one growing point. The only
cells involved with the growth of the century plant
are located on the top middle of the plant, explained
Ray.
"Female weevils bore a hole right in that area and
lays their eggs," he said. "When those eggs hatch they
eat out that area. Since that area is the very center of
all the growth on the plant, once it's eaten out by the
larvae, the entire plant dies."
One Blooming Event
The weevil's attack on the century plant popula-
tion is made even more lethal when coupled with the
natural cycle of the Agave Missionum, which bloom
and spread its seeds only once in its lifetime.
Living up to 35 years and blooming only once,
century plants produce an enormous amount of nectar
and pollen, Ray explained.
"Because it flowers and fruits only once at the very
end of its life cycle, which is very unusual for plants,
that means the energy it gathers for 25 to 35 years is
put into the flower event," he said. "That is the re-
markable nature of this plant. If there is such a thing
as a keystone plant, this is one."
Birds and insects gorge on the nectar, which comes
in especially handy since century plants usually bloom
during the dry season, added Ray.
Dry Season Relief
"Our two species of humming birds and a whole
host of native insects gorge on the nectar and pollen
which is produced in extremely large quantities," said
the botanist. "Because the species flowers during the
dry season, it's an extremely important a source of
sugar for humming birds and insects during a time of
scarcity."
The natural cycles of the host plant and the parasi-
toid can easily spell disaster for the century plant.
Continued on Page 16


A rare sight on St.
missionum. above.


2009 RAIN

DATA

at Trunk Bay


April Rainfall
1.25 Inches

Average
April Rainfall
2.44 Inches

Total YTD Rainfall
6.92 Inches

Average YTD
Rainfall
9.48 Inches


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Gary Ray

John these days, a blooming Agave


INDEX

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............18
Classified Ads.................. 19
Community Calendar ......... 17
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules .............. 18
Letters .......................1.... 4-15
Police Log ..................... 17
Real Estate ................ 21-23



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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Popular St. John artist, well
known for her Love City Festival
T-shirts and St. John Telephone
Directory covers, Annie "Love"
Hingham died in a car accident
early Saturday morning, May 2,
in Estate Upper Carolina in Coral
Bay.
Hingham and her boyfriend
Brian Hadley were driving down
the lower section of the Upper
Carolina access road around 5:45
a.m. on Saturday morning when
their red Suzuki Sidekick veered
off the roadway and plunged
about 70 feet over a steep wooded
hillside above Centerline Road.
Hingham, who had celebrated
her 39th birthday only days be-
fore the accident, was pronounced
dead at 7:10 a.m. at Myrah Keat-
ing Smith Community Health
Center. Hadley was reportedly
released from MKSCHC after
being thoroughly examined for
scrapes and bruises.
Upper Carolina neighbors
first heard a noise like a land-
slide early Saturday morning and
then Hadley shouting Hingham's
name. A resident in the area
called 911, who contacted the
Coral Bay Fire Station and St.
John Rescue as neighbors came
out to see what had happened.
"As I came down the hill, other
neighbors were also converging
and the fire truck was there with
us all looking for the exact loca-


Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann
Hingham poses in front of
her Festival t-shirts designs
at her art opening last year.

tion - based on hearing one of
the victims yelling for help," said
Sharon Coldren who lives in the
area. "We located the car, and the
point of access. The fire EMTs
immediately began the long de-
scent down the slope, while some
of us went for long ropes from a
nearby house, and other neigh-
bors helped out."
"Within minutes St. John Res-
cue had arrived," Coldren said.
"By the time the ambulance ar-
rived at 6:25am, the rescue sled
was ready to be lowered to Cen-
terline Road to the ambulance.
Unfortunately, nothing could be
done for Annie, she had died in
the accident."


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Recycling Takes Off with New Staging Area at Enighed Pond


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Recycling on St. John just got even eas-
ier.
Love City's burgeoning recycling asso-
ciation got a big boost from the V.I. Waste
Management Authority recently and the
private-public collaboration has allowed the
group to secure a temporary staging area for
the volunteer efforts.
The Recycling Association of the Vir-
gin Islands St. John launched aluminum
can collections a few months ago. With an
outpouring of public support, the group has
placed 21 aluminum can collection bins at
dumpsters across the island.
But that was only the beginning. RAVI
St. John members just secured a space
- thanks to VIWMA officials - at the
Enighed Pond Marine Facility, explained
the group's project manager Paul Devine.
"We signed a contract with Waste Man-
agement to allow RAVI St. John to put re-
cycling bins at every dumpster on St. John,"
said Devine. "That contract also allowed for
a temporary staging area at Enighed Pond
for the purpose of allowing the public to
drop off aluminum cans at a centrally-locat-
ed spot."
The arrangement was further helped
along by Storage on Site owners, who do-
nated a 20-foot container - worth about
$6,500 - to the group, Devine added.
While RAVI St. John members will still
collect cans from the dumpster bins, the
public also has the option now of bringing
their clean cans to the main Enighed Pond


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

Storage on Site donated two containers to RAVI St. John, above, which
the group will use as a temporary staging area.


drop-off location.
Before securing the Enighed Pond loca-
tion, RAVI St. John was able to use a con-
tainer donated by Caravan Auto Parts. A
delivery driver for Caravan would pick up
the cans after unloading his truck and de-
liver the haul to STS on St. Thomas for re-
cycling.
The group will still use the driver to haul
cans to St. Thomas weekly, but will no lon-


ger be taking up needed space at the auto
parts store, explained Devine.
"We really appreciate the use of the con-
tainer at Caravan when it was needed," he
said.
The group is also looking for help from
additional volunteers and more businesses
who want to participate in the St. John recy-
cling movement, Devine added.
No%\ with our new container donated


by Storage on Site, we can double our re-
cycling efforts on St. John," he said. "We're
hoping that more volunteers will join us as
we continue to strive for our goal of having
50 recycling bins on St. John by July."
"With our new drop-off site there is no
reason why all businesses on St. John can't
recycle," said Devine.
The group is also applying for a grant
from VIWMA to purchase more recycling
bins and launch an educational out-reach
program, Devine explained.
"If we get the grant, the intent is to have
public education forums and educational
classes in the schools," said Devine. "We
want to improve upon Waste Management
Authority's existing recycling program by
spreading it to the public and to provide re-
cycling information regularly to students in
the schools."
The recycling group's continued expan-
sion of aluminum can collection is a testa-
ment to what can be accomplished when
government agencies and non-profit groups
work together, explained Devine.
"We started as a grass-roots effort, and
now that Waste Management has partnered
with us, we're able to expand our recycling
and really get the whole island on board,"
he said.
RAVI St. John meets on the third Tues-
day of each month. The group's next meet-
ing is on Tuesday, May 19, on the third floor
of The Marketplace at the St. John Commu-
nity Foundation Office. For more informa-
tion or to become a member call Devine at
693-9410 or stop by the office.


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V.I. Energy Office St. John

Public Hearing on

Stimulus Funds Is May 7


St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Energy
Office is hosting three public
hearings to inform residents
about funds received under
American Recovery and Rein-
vestment Act of 2009.
The U.S. Department of En-
ergy has made available about
$31 million dollars for formula
based grants.
The funds are divided in
three categories: State Energy
Program, $20.7 million; Weath-
erization Assistance Program,
$1.4 million; and Energy Ef-
ficiency Conservation Block
grants, $9.6 million.
The hearings will be on each
of the main islands in their re-
spective senate buildings from 6
p.m. to 9 p.m. St. Croix hearing
is May 5, St. Thomas is May 6
and St. John is May 7. A short
presentation will be made and
then Energy Office staff will be
available to answer questions.
The stimulus act which gives
preference to activities that can
be started and completed ex-
peditiously has several goals:
to preserve and create jobs
and promote recovery; to as-
sist those most impacted by
the recession; and to provide
investments needed to increase
economic efficiency by spur-
ring technological advances in
energy.
The purpose of the Weather-
ization Assistance Program is to
increase the energy efficiency
of dwellings owned or occupied
by low-income persons, reduce
their total residential expendi-


tures, and improve their health
and safety.
The priority population for
the Weatherization Assistance
Program is persons who are
particularly vulnerable, like
the elderly, persons with dis-
abilities, families with children,
high residential energy users,
and households with low in-
comes.
The goals under the State
Energy Program are to: increase
energy efficiency to reduce en-
ergy costs and consumption
for consumers, businesses and
government; reduce reliance
on imported energy; improve
the reliability of electricity and
fuel supply and the delivery of
energy services; and reduce the
impacts of energy production
and use on the environment.
The Energy Efficiency Con-
servation Block Grants will
focus on the development and
implementation of energy effi-
ciency practices.
This effort will include build-
ing audits, financial incentives,
grants to government and non-
profit agencies and programs to
conserve energy in transporta-
tion.
This is the first year the Vir-
gin Islands has been eligible for
grant money under the Weather-
ization program. It is expected
that funding will continue on an
annual basis. However, the rest
of the funds are just a one-time
effort.
For more information call the
Virgin Islands Energy Office at
774-3320.


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St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 7


R&I PATTON Goldsmithing Hits YouTube with First Commercial


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A one minute and forty-three
second commercial is usually a
high-priced and lengthy endeavor.
Not so, however, for Rudy and
Irene Patton, owners of R&I Pat-
ton Goldmithing jewelry store in
Mongoose Junction. The Pattons,
who opened their store in 1978 and
craft many of the beautiful pieces
in their collection themselves, have
enjoyed a loyal customer base for
more than three decades.
In an effort to expand their clien-
tele recently, Rudy Patton thought
it would be a great idea to shoot
a video of the shop. Not looking
to break the bank, however, Patton
turned top a popular website which
only airs videos - YouTube.
Patton approached local film-
maker William Stelzer, who im-
mediately saw the benefits of
shooting a commercial for the
video website.
"YouTube commercials are
an interesting leverage because
in terms of TV advertising, it's
pretty expensive and you only get
the people who are watching TV,"
Stelzer said. "Once you go You-


Tube, you can link it right to your
own website and it goes through
YouTube servers too. So everyone
on YouTube can watch and its also
a part of your own website."
"It's a way of making a video
and distributing it, which wasn't
available a few years ago," said
Stelzer.
Instead of approaching an ad-
vertising agency and production
company with an idea for a com-
mercial and leaving it in their
hands, shooting a YouTube piece
allows the business owner dictate
the commercial, Stelzer added.
"When you make a commercial
you usually go to an ad agency
and then the production company
just hands the finished product
back to you," said the filmmaker.
"With YouTube though you can
be completely involved and get
exactly what you want because of
the smaller scale of it."
"The quality isn't going to be as
high as if you had a full crew, but
you can get away with it to have
something that looks pretty good
for a relatively small amount of
money that is exactly what you
want," said Stelzer.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by William Stelzer


Marlene Tyson, above, poses as a tourist in Mongoose
Junction in a still from R&I Patton's YouTube commmerical.


In total, the R&I Patton You-
Tube commercial took Stelzer
about a half day to shoot and an-
other day and a half to edit, he ex-
plained.
While shooting and editing a
commercial for YouTube is rela-
tively easy, so too is downloading
the piece to the website, explained
Patton.
"We had great fun doing the
video and it took just a few min-


utes to upload the finished video
onto YouTube," Patton said. "Then
it took me about five minutes to
embed it on our homepage, pat-
tongold.com, using the easy tools
that YouTube provides."
Everyone involved with the
shoot also had a great time, added
Stelzer.
"What is kind of cool about it
is that I tend to shoot documentary
style and in post production make


it look magical," said Stelzer.
"When we were shooting this I
was really relaxed and it was re-
ally a fun situation. Being casual,
it took the stress out, which helped
everyone."
Stelzer believes more and more
YouTube commercials will be pop-
ping up on websites, he explained.
"It's a great way to give some-
one an overall look atyourbusiness
as if they were walking around in-
side the store," said the filmmaker.
"I expect to see more and more
YouTube commercials. With the
customability of it, it seems like a
no-brainer for businesses."
"Everybody should make one to
introduce people to what they do,"
said Patton, who planned to create
another video showing employees
crafting jewelry.
The R&I Patton commercial
features a full local cast, so local
in fact, that everyone in the shoot
works in Mongoose Junction.
The video features Marlene Ty-
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Devin Trujillo, Tiffany Trujillo,
Larry Probst and the Pattons them-
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
MaLinda Media swept the categories it had en-
tered winning two golds and three silvers in the 28th
Annual Virgin Islands Advertising Federation Addy
Awards on Saturday, April 25, on St. Thomas.
The company, owned by MaLinda Nelson, pub-
lishes St. John Magazine and St. Thomas Magazine.
While the cutoff date for this year's awards made the
inaugural issue of St. Thomas Magazine ineligible for
the competition, MaLinda Media swept three catego-
ries with St. John Magazine's two 2008 issues alone.
MaLinda Media took gold in the magazine cover
category with the St. John Magazine Fall/Winter 2008
issue which features a Steve Simonsen photograph of
a woman playfully flipping her hair in the water with
a golden sunset melting into the background.
Nelson's publishing company also took gold and
two silvers in the editorial spread category. The fea-
ture on Sheila Liburd's culinary skills, "Sheila's Pot:
A Colorful Landmark and Melting Pot of Island Cui-
sine," in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of St. John
Magazine took the gold. The piece was photographed
by Ervin Dorsett Jr., and written by Andrea Milam.
The two silver awards were for PoS.i\i c Vibra-
tions with Homegrown Reggae Starts Inner Visions"
also in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue - written by
Jaime Elliott and photographed by Dorsett - and "A
Vision for Fish: A Blind Fisherman Provides for A
Community," in the magazine's Fall/Winter 2008 is-
sue, written by Elliott and shot by Tristan Ewald.
MaLinda Media also took gold and silver in the
publication design/consumer magazine category for
the St. John Magazine Spring/Summer 2008 and Fall/
Winter 2008 issues, respectively.
The awards are really for the local culture which
is highlighted in the publications, explained Nelson
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categories," said Nelson. "The features were local
subjects, shot by local photographers. It's a testament
to the beauty of the local culture and I'm very proud
to be able to showcase that in my publications."
With 150 entries in 73 categories, other big win-
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awarded the Best of TV trophy.
The local winners are automatically entered into
the district competition, the winners of which will be
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Vacharat Wins Ulitmate Chef Challenge


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While St. John Catering own-
er chef Mathayom Vacharat has
plenty of experience whipping
up delicious, beautiful meals in a
variety of settings, last week was
the first time he did so in a make-
shift kitchen under a tent in front
of thousands of spectators.
Not only did the St. John chef
create a tantalizing dish during
Banco Popular's Ultimate Chef
Challenge on Wednesday, April
29, during St. Thomas Carnival's
Cultural Fair, he so impressed the
judges he walked away the win-
ner.
With two burners and a few
pots and pans, Vacharat and six
other top chefs from St. Thomas,
St. Croix, Water Island and Tortola
battled it out before a huge crowd
of Cultural Fair-goers.
"There were make-shift kitchens
with two burners and a couple of
small mixing bowls," said Vacha-
rat. "You pretty much had to bring
your own knives and a lot of your
own stuff. But we live on an island
where you can't always get every-
thing you need, so I know how to
make due with what I have."
The competition's theme was
"Virgin Fresh," a V.I. Department
of Agriculture and Department of
Tourism initiative boosting local
produce and protein. Just a half
hour before the competition start-
ed, the judges revealed the two
featured mystery ingredients -
local honey and papaya.
Each chef had one hour to pro-
duce an entree and side dish high-
lighting the ingredients. Vacha-
rat's five-way papaya chicken dish
topped the competition and earned
the St. John caterer the title of VI.
Ultimate Chef.
Vacharat's winning dish con-
sisted of pan-seared chicken
topped with caramelized honey
and fennel seeds atop a green pa-
paya and cucumber slaw in a fresh
papaya, lemon grass and habanero
sauce. The dish was accompanied
by yucca potato pancakes filled
with plantains and papaya mash
and finished with a savory papaya
cannoli.
"I took some of the papaya and
shaved it and made a little wrap-
per out of it and then I stuffed it
with plantain and papaya," said
Vacharat.
Although last week was the
first time Vacharat made the pa-
paya-heavy fowl creation, he's no
stranger to improvisation.


St John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi Shimel

St. John Catering owner Mathayom Vacharat, above,
serves up the winning dish to the judges during the
cooking competition.


"I've never made that dish be-
fore, but in the catering business
we're pretty used to creating new
menus all the time," said the chef.
"We try to standardize things, but
people often have special requests
so we're used to making things up
on the fly."
While the Ultimate Chef Chal-
lenge was Vacharat's first time tak-
ing part in a cooking competition,
he does have experience being on
the other side of the table. The chef
was a judge in last month's Taste
of St. Croix.
Cooking for his first time under
the pressure of competition was a
blast, Vacharat explained.
"It was a lot of fun," he said.
"I had fun with the other contes-
tants and being in front of all those
people."
In addition to bragging rights
and the Ultimate Chef title, Vacha-
rat also took home $1,000 from
Banco Popular and a gift basket
from NACO Restaurant Supply.
The other competitors in the
Ultimate Chef Challenge were:
David Benjamin, a sous chef at the


Ritz-Carlton's Bleuwater Seafood
Restaurant on St. Thomas; Heidi
Erwig, chef and owner of Heidi's
Honeymoon Grill on Water Is-
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cuisine at Oceana Restaurant and
Wine bar on St. Thomas; Davide
Pugliese, the owner and execu-
tive chef of Brandywine Bay Res-
taurant and Capriccio Di Mare of
Tortola, BVI; Dennis Vanterpool,
assistant specialty chef and assis-
tant sous chef at St. Thomas' Mari-
ott Frenchman's Bay Windows on
the Harbor; and Brian Wisbauer,
executive chef of Zebo's Wine Bar
and Restaurant on St. Croix.
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visioning, Edward Sternberg of
NACO Restaurant Supply, Inc.,
Antolin Velasco Velez of Banco
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Larry Nibbs CEC, ACE.
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By Susan Mann
St. John Tradewinds
The morning after St. Thomas/
St. John Cancer Society Execu-
tive Director Fern LaBorde spoke
at the St. John AARP meeting last
month, the St. Thomas resident
was back on the ferry headed for
Cruz Bay again, this time to speak
at a Rotary luncheon.
LaBorde very reluctantly at-
tended her first Cancer Society
meeting 20 years ago, as a favor to
a relative who wouldn't stop talk-
ing about it.
"This was just not the sort of
thing that interested me," said
LaBorde. "I thought to myself,
well, I'll go just this once."
That outreach event was the start
of LaBorde's 18 years of volunteer
services with the society and her
designation as the St. Thomas/St.
John Cancer Society Executive
Director two years ago.
While many people are aware
that the society raises funds for
research and education, a lot of
people may not be familiar with its
services and advocacy efforts.
St. Thomas physicians and oth-
ers who provide services to St.
Thomas and St. John cancer pa-
tients, often refer individuals who
may need extra help with travel
expenses for cancer treatments or
with purchasing hair pieces as a
result of treatment.
LaBorde's office, located in the
downtown Medical Arts Complex,
will then schedule a meeting at the
request of the patient as soon as
possible.


Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann

Dr. Fern LaBorde

For instance, the ACS may pro-
vide a place for patients to stay
when treatment facilities are far
from their place of residence, if
their physician has recommended
treatment take place at that facil-
ity.
The ACS may also help pay for
expensive medication if cancer pa-
tients do not have adequate health
insurance. These are only a few
examples of the service and advo-
cacy programs designed to try to
help with the impacts of cancer on
individuals and their families.
LaBorde realizes that traveling
to St. Thomas for cancer treat-
ments such as radiation and che-
motherapy takes its toll on Love
City residents. She believes the
help her office offers would be
easier for cancer patients to take
advantage of - if only they and
their families could meet with her
on St. John.


That is why she is currently
seeking a location on St. John
where she, and possibly trained
ACS volunteers, can be on hand
one day per week to save patients
from having to make another trip
to St. Thomas.
The local ACS budget cannot
pay for a second office location in
the district, so LaBorde is hoping
that a St. John agency will make
the meeting space available free
of charge. She has already started
making contacts to that end.
So far, however, LaBorde has
not met with much success. The
Executive Director also hopes to
organize a "Relay for Life" fund
raising event on St. John.
Relays are hosted yearly on
St. Thomas, on behalf of the St.
Thomas/St. John district, and last
year's event raised approximately
$100,000.
"I know we have people on St.
John who are competitive runners,
some of them have participated
in the relay on St. Thomas," said
LaBorde.
ACS District Unit Board mem-
bers from St. John are new Vice
Chair Julian Harley and Kim
Chism. Sally Brown has also been
involved the Board's ACS events
and activities.
Detailed goals and other infor-
mation about the American Can-
cer Society are available on the
organization's web site at cancer.
org. To contact LaBorde about lo-
cal ACS programs, or with ideas
to expand its offerings on St. John,
call 775-5373.


Wagapalooza, Music in the Moonlight Scheduled


St. John Tradewinds
The 9th annual Wagapalooza is
set for Saturday, May 16, from 5
p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Winston Wells
ball field in Cruz Bay.
Wagapalooza raises much need-
ed funds for the St. John Animal
Care Center, a non-profit organi-
zation responsible for the rescue,
care and adoption of the island's
abused and homeless pets.
The annual oddball animal
event inspires dogs and their own-
ers to show off their talents, tricks
and good looks by competing in
one or more of 10 different dog
show categories, including Best
Trick, Best Look-alike, Best Spots
and more.
The Dog Show marks the main


attraction of Wagapalooza and
contestants in each category are
judged by audience vote, mea-
sured of course by the world's only
Waga-Meter! Excitement builds to
the end, when the coveted titles
of Waga King and Queen are an-
nounced.
Dog owners are encouraged to
register their well-behaved dogs
in advance of Wagapalooza. Reg-
istration is $20 per category and
forms are available at the ACC
shelter, the Mail Center, Connec-
tions and Wagapalooza.com. With
a supervised adult, kids under 16
can register for the Dog Show for
free!
In addition to free admission,
fun entertainment and great food


and drinks, Paul Jordan will be
giving obedience demonstrations
and talking about how dogs can
earn the prestigious Canine Good
Citizen Award from the American
Kennel Club.
And after grabbing dinner and a
dog show at Waga, pounce on over
to Mongoose Junction to catch the
start of the 10th annual Music in
the Moonlight.
Music in the Moonlight was
started 10 years ago as a way for
amateur artists of all musical back-
grounds and styles to explore their
talent even further. There are 15
amazing acts, each 15 minutes in
length.
For more information, contact
the Gekko Gazebo at 693-8340






St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 11


Oceana Gallery

Continues Etre Show

Benefitting LCPD
St. John Tradewinds
Due to popular response Ocea-
na Gallery at Villa Olga, French-
town will hold over Lisa Etre's
Carnival art show of silk sreen
prints through May 11.
A portion of the proceeds of art
sales will be donated to the Love
City Pan Dragons Youth Orches-
tra.
Archival prints at collectible
prices are on sale Monday through
Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. during
Oceana dining hours.
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art at Ivanna Eudora Kean High
School. The artist's Caribbean life
has been the stimulus for colorful
graphic prints and giftware items
that are well known throughout the
region.
Etre has returned to landscape
painting, continues corporate de-
signing and was a founding mem-
ber of the Artists' Association of
St. John, Inc.
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JESS and GBS PTO Meeting Is May 12
St. John Tradewinds
Both the Julius E. Sprauve School and Guy Benjamin School
Parent Teacher Student Association will host a joint meeting on
Tuesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the JESS cafeteria.
LaVelle Campbell, school safety monitor for the St. Thomas/St.
John School District, will be making an important presentation on
the prevalence of gang activity in the territory at the meeting. The
general public is invited to attend. Dinner will be served. For more
information call Alice Krall at 227-9319.

Health Fair May 17 at The Marketplace
St. John Tradewinds
The Cruz Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church is extending an
invitation to the general public to join the 16th annual Health Fair
on May 17 from 9 to 3 p.m. at the The Marketplace
The objective of the fair is to educate the St. John community on
the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The fair features free health
screening, lifestyle counseling and vegetarian food sampling. In-
formation on various health topics will be available.
For more information call 693-7469 or 776-6640.

Javon Jade Alfred Fun Day Is May 23
St. John Tradewinds
Deverall Alfred is hosting the Fourth Annual JJ Fun Day on Sat-
urday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the V.I. National Park
ball field.
Anthony has hosted the event each year since her seven-year-
old son Javon Jade Alfred was hit by a truck and killed on his way
home from school just days before Christmas in 2004.
The afternoon will feature music, food, games and toys for kids
and an American Legion Post 131 youth co-ed softball league
game. Rotary Club St. John will also announce the winner of the JJ
Alfred Scholarship during the Fun Day.
"We're doing this again this year to remind families to take time
out for their loved ones and kids because you never get that time
back," said Alfred.


One lucky raffle ticket owner will take home this 10-foot
inflatable Carib dinghy, above.


Commodore's Cup Is May 9-10


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Skippers from across St. John
and nearby islands are gearing up
to set sail in the 10th Annual Com-
modore's Cup on Saturday and
Sunday, May 9 and 10, in Coral
Bay.
Sponsored by Budget Marine
and Cruzan Rum, the annual re-
gatta is presented by all three of
the island's yacht clubs - Coral
Bay Yacht Club, St. John Yacht
Club and Nauti Yacht Club.
Two days of sailing will deter-
mine winners in PHRF, CSA and
pursuit classes. The winning cap-
tains from each class will then go
head to head in small lasers for the
chance at the Commodore Cup
title.
The skipper's meeting for the
race will be Friday evening, May
8, at 6:30 p.m. at Skinny Legs.
Racing kicks off at 10 a.m. on Sat-


urday, May 9, and Sunday, May
10. An awards ceremony is slated
for Sunday evening, May 10, at
Skinny Legs.
The fun has already started,
however, as raffle tickets are on
sale for a chance to win a 10-foot
inflatable Carib dinghy with a
15-horse power Yamaha outboard
motor.
All proceeds from the sale of
raffle tickets will benefit the vol-
unteer youth sailing program Kids
And The Sea, St. John. Over more
than 20 years, KATS St. John vol-
unteers have taught countless chil-
dren marine skills and safety.
Tickets are $5 or five for $20
and are available from KATS St.
John participants and volunteers,
and from St. John Hardware. Reg-
istration forms are available at St.
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East and West. For more informa-
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As part of their annual "Chem-
ist of the Year" and "Chemistry
Instructor of the Year" awards, the
New England Institute of Chem-
ists selected St. John native Sam-
uel Severin as the recipient for the
state of Massachusetts.
Severin is the son of Tony Sev-
erin and Joan Prisca Severin and
is married to Paula Gibb Severin
who is an Assistant Principal at
Claremont Academy in Worcester,
Massachusetts.
He attended Julius E. Sprauve
School and was in the first graduat-
ing class of the St. Thomas/St. John
Seventh-Day Adventist School.
Samuel received Bachelor's de-
grees in Biology, Chemistry, Med-
ical Technology and Pre-Dentistry
from Atlantic Union College in
Lancaster, Massachusetts, a M.
B. A. in Business from Webster
University, a M.Ed in Educational
Leadership from Worcester State
college and D. M. D. in Dentistry
from Tufts University.
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Framingham, Massachusetts, mak-
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and later as assistant Chemist for
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Hudson, Massachusetts, experi-
menting with Teflon coating of
rockets and missile parts for the
U.S. Military and NASA.
He moved to Bermuda in 1989
where he commenced his educa-
tion career as a science teacher
on the U.S Naval base and as a
chemistry teacher in the Bermuda
school system.
In 1995 Severin returned to
Worcester, Massachusetts, and
was recruited by the Worcester
Public School Department to teach
Advanced Placement Chemistry


and Honors Chemistry.
Severin was presented with the
task of increasing the enrollment
of students, especially minority
and women, in that field of science.
He has been asked to be a mem-
ber and advisor of the Advanced
Placement and Honors Chemistry
test writing committee and is pres-
ently involved in creating a com-
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common chemistry final exam for
all the public high schools in the
city of Worcester.
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try is the science that involves all
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St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 13


A Different Look at Island Life:

"St. John Whackadoos"


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John artist Mike Kolb is
channeling his creativity for
laughs once again.
While the furniture crafter and
former gallery owner has created
numerous cartoons in the past,
he's turned his wry sense of hu-
mor on St. John this time.
Kolb's newest project is called
"St. John Whackadoos: We're All
Here 'Cause We Ain't All There,"
a series of original cartoons cel-
ebrating the off-beat beauty of
Love City.
The playful images capture the
laid-back atmosphere of the is-
land, depicted in one piece by two
men sitting under a palm tree dis-
cussing employment.
"I'd get a job if they didn't like,
you know, make you show up at
a certain time and do stuff," reads
the caption.
Another cartoon pokes fun at
the difficulty of making plans on
the island. Two men lounging
under a palm tree are discussing
when to meet up again.
"Let's make a firm appoint-


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Tuesday at Skinny's if it ain't rain- the man's comment.
ing, the fishing sucks and we ain't Kolb's pieces capture a sim-
hungover." plicity and humor which are sure
Kolb's talented pen isn't just to come in handy when a laugh is
poised on St. John residents. Tour- just what is needed. The cartoons
ists are featured in Kolb's work as are $20 each and come wood-
well. mounted and ready to hang. Check
One cartoon shows a man and out all of Kolb's work at Nest on
a woman sitting on the beach, the the second floor of The Market-
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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


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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: 26
Under Investigation: 24
Solved: 1

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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Editor,
Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Berlin. In order to
increase sales, she decides to allow her loyal custom-
ers - most of whom are unemployed alcoholics - to
drink now but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks
consumed on a ledger, thereby granting the custom-
ers loans.
Word gets around and as a result increasing num-
bers of customers flood into Heidi's bar.
Taking advantage of her customers' freedom from
immediate payment constraints, Heidi increases her
prices for wine and beer, the most-consumed bever-
ages. Her sales volume increases massively.
A young and dynamic customer service consultant
at the local bank recognizes these customer debts as
valuable future assets and increases Heidi's borrow-
ing limit. He sees no reason for undue concern since
he has the debts of the alcoholics as collateral.
At the bank's corporate headquarters, expert bank-
ers transform these customer assets into drinkbonds,
alkbonds and pukebonds. These securities are then
traded on markets worldwide. No one really under-
stands what these abbreviations mean and how the
securities are guaranteed.
Nevertheless, as their prices continuously climb,


St. John Tradewinds
Priorto departing the territory onTuesday, April
28, for financial meetings in New York, Governor
John deJongh signed a bill into law and acknowl-
edged a resolution passed by the 28th Legislature
during a recent session of the body.
In a letter to Senate President Louis Patrick
Hill, deJongh said he believes his favorable action
on Bill 28-0030 would allow the Constitutional
Convention to more efficiently carry out its statu-
tory duties by decreasing the quorum required to
conduct its regular business.
"I point out, however, that this measure does
not decrease the two-thirds vote required for that
body to pass a proposed Constitution for presenta-
tion to the federal government and to the people of
the Virgin Islands," said the governor.
DeJongh maintains that it is critical that more
than a mere majority vote remain in place to pass
such an important document.
In other action last week, deJongh acknowl-


the securities become top-selling items.
One day, although the prices are still climbing, a
risk manager of the bank - subsequently, of course,
fired due his negativity - decides that the time has
come to demand payment of the debts incurred by the
drinkers at Heidi's bar.
However they cannot pay back the debts.
Heidi cannot fulfill her loan obligations and claims
bankruptcy.
Drinkbond and alkbond drop in price by 95 per-
cent. Pukebond performs better, stabilizing in price
after dropping by 80 percent.
The suppliers of Heidi's bar, having granted her
generous payment due dates and having invested in
the securities are faced with a new situation.
Her wine supplier claims bankruptcy, her beer sup-
plier is taken over by a competitor.
The bank is saved by the government following
dramatic round-the-clock consultations by leaders
from the governing political parties.
The funds required for this purpose are obtained by
a tax levied against the non-drinkers.
Finally an explanation I understand.
- Submitted by
Z. Hruza, St. John


"...that this measure does not
decrease the two-thirds vote re-
quired for that body to pass a
proposed Constitution for presen-
tation to the federal government
and to the people of the Virgin
Islands."
- Governor John P. deJongh


edged Resolution 1732, Bill 28-0031 which re-
organized and reestablished the Majority Caucus,
the officers, chairpersons, vice-chairpersons and
memberships of the standing committees of the
28th Legislature and which amended Rules of the
28th Legislature and repealed Resolution 1731.
DeJongh reiterated his pledge to work with the
Legislature to improve the quality of life for the
people of the Virgin Islands.


St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Financial Crisis Finally Explained


Gov. Okays Bill Adjusting Constitution

Convention Quorum Requirements


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Correction: Shortfin Pilot Whales

Last week, the whales St. John Tradewinds clas- noni of Puerto Rico.
sified as melonheads have been re-identified as Mignucci-Giannoni made the correction by
shortfin pilot whales, evaluating the size of base of the dorsal fin, along
The video shot by fisheries biologist Jeff Miller with the shape of the head. Shortfin pilot whales,
about 10 miles off the coast of St. Croix when he along with melonheads and pigmy killer whales
spotted the pod of about 20 whiles, was viewed by are difficult to distinguish in the field, explained
cetacean specialist Dr.Antonio A. Mignucci-Gian- Miller.






St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 15


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


More Questions About Ferry Rates and Fees


Editor,
A town meeting regarding St. John ferry rates and
V.I. Port Authority issues led by Senator Barshinger's
office was hosted Thursday night, April 23, at the
Westin.
I came out a bit more confused than when I arrived
although I did acquire quite a bit of information which
makes me see why citizens are left almost completely
in the dark.
The PSC granted ferry rate increases to the only
franchised and public marine transportation system in
the Virgin Islands, a joint venture consisting of Varlack
Ventures and Transportation Services, of St. John.
Also addressed at the meeting were Port Authority
increases which would charge an additional fee to help
cover the costs of building the Red Hook facility. All
of these fees would only apply to Red Hook to Cruz
Bay passengers and barge users.
The problem is why all these things were not
planned for long ago or why now, after almost two
years, has the Port Authority decided that it needs
more money or why rates have to go up. The primary
question and concern for St. John resident is that the
Port Authority is attempting to balance their books on
the backs of St. John residents and why the franchises
are allegedly operating in the red.
The Port Authority stated that it had to pay for a
$15 million facility. Most believe that there was some
federal funding for this project. If true, then the Port
Authority is asking rate payers to help pay for some
figure less than the total cost. What is that figure?
Port Authority instituted a per-vehicle minimum fee
of $3 for barge use. Larger vehicles pay more. How
much has that program collected thus far and when
will the fee end?
If the fee is to help pay for the facility, then there
must be an estimated date where collections equal
payback. Apparently, that fee is not enough to cover
expenses so another $.25 per-passenger fee is pro-
posed for ferry users.
People are confused because we have no idea what
the Port Authority wants or needs. There must have
been a payback plan when the facility was built.
I would like to see several things, all of which
would be public information: what was the exact total
cost to build the Red Hook facility; how much of that
was federally funded; what is the amount of the Port
Authority loan or source of financing; who gave that
money; what are the estimated years of payback; and
the amount per year required to pay it back.
Also, what monthly income does the Port Authority
receive from all sources to fund the Red Hook facil-
ity?
A simple amortization plan could show citizens
what they are paying for and if the fees exacted at Red
Hook are truly being used to fund that project alone.
Now the ferry rates.
The same scenario as above would help residents
understand what they are paying for. The ferry fran-
chise has a budget. What is that yearly budget and


what is the exact (no estimates please) number of pas-
sengers per year?
Add 8 percent of the total expenditures (the maxi-
mum profit allowed by law) and simple division would
establish the per-passenger ferry rate so that the ferry
franchise can make a profit. Assuming the ferry rate is
less than the math, the ferry companies would deserve
an increase.
The PSC requires reduced rates for school children,
seniors, commuters and a bulk rate for government
workers. This reduction does not change the fact that
the franchise still has to charge a per-passenger rate
to make a profit based on annual expenditures. The
PSC-required rate reductions have to be made up
somehow
According to the lawyer for the franchises, that
money should come from federal transportation funds
as a required mass transportation subsidy. Also, ac-
cording to the lawyer, these funds were never received
by the franchises at any time in the history of the fran-
chise.
The panel assembled at the meeting showed some
confusion as to where that money would come from
but in the end agreed that it should come from Public
Works. Will that money ever come?
The franchises took it upon themselves to apply a $2
fee per parcel of luggage to make up what they claim
is the shortfall. No prior approval came from PSC for
that fee. With the approved PSC rate increases, that
fee will also rise to $3 giving new legitimacy to a fee
the franchises originally chose to charge.
During the meeting, the lawyer for the franchise
stated that the franchise serves between 1.5 and 2 mil-
lion passengers a year. What is the exact number? Five
hundred thousand passengers is too huge a span to not
be exact about.
The new PSC-approved rates vary from $7 to $2 but
on average are $4.50. Assuming the passenger num-
bers, ferry collections would be between $6.75 and $9
million. Adding luggage fees to an assumed number
of 1 million passengers (the number who visit St. John
every year) this would add $6 million more (to and
from St. John) or between $12.75 and $15 million.
Is this enough to keep the franchise profitable with-
in the limits provided by law? To be exact, the num-
bers would have to be broken down. How many chil-
dren? How many commuters? How many government
workers? How many full fare passengers? How many
bulk tickets? Are these records even kept?
What citizens need to see are the audited books of
the franchises over the past five years showing expen-
ditures and number of passengers. As a public entity,
as the franchise lawyer claims, these are public re-
cords. I am sure the PSC must have used some sort of
calculation to determine the rate increases. Just how
did they do it?
There are too many questions left unanswered. Citi-
zens who are paying for public transportation have a
right to know exactly what they are paying for.
Paul Devine, St. John


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16 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009


Super Pests
Continued from Page 3

"Rather than producing a crop
of several hundred seeds with only
10 percent not taken, you have
zero seeds, meaning the fecun-
dity is effectively zero," Ray said.
"You have that repeated many,
many times across a densely dis-
tributed population and you can
wipe it out."
Rapid Attack
In a little more than nine years,


about two-thirds of the island's
century plants have been wiped out
from the weevil, explained Ray.
"We had somewhere over
10,000 on the island, and probably
even a lot more than that, before
the attack," he said. "I would be
surprised if we haven't lost at least
two-thirds of the plants. That is
less than a decade it took for the
century plant to go from a very
common plant of semi-arid condi-
tions to something that is becom-
ing uncommon."
And the outlook doesn't look


promising.
Entire Species at Risk
"When you combine the manner
of the attack of the agave weevil
and the life cycle of the agave, it
means death to the whole species,"
Ray said.
While century plants are not
yet critically endangered, Ray
foresees this happening in a very
short amount of time. To prevent
genetic extinction, he's been col-
lecting seeds and shipping them to
botanical gardens throughout the
Caribbean


"If you were to graph the popu-
lation decline, you could project
that in as little as a decade, agaves
will be in a range of critical en-
dangerment," said Ray. "It's bet-
ter now to distribute where we can
because you want to maximize the
genetic information if you want to
save the species."
Saving Genetic Information
Ray's seeds will go into botani-
cal gardens' living collections and
be recognized as plants endemic to
the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
The botanist is also trying to trans-
plant agave trees to off-shore cays,
but is unsure of how effective that
plan will be.
"The plants will still be fairly
vulnerable since the weevil was
transported from St. John to Tor-
tola by the wind so it could really
go in any direction," said Ray.
While it remains to be seen if
anything can be done to save the
Agave Missionum species, stricter
regulations on the importation of


plants, might stave off a future su-
per pest infestation, according to
Ray.
"Whenever you bring in plants,
there is a chance of bringing in in-
sects," said Ray. "We have a multi-
tiered problem to deal with and I
don't think we're event at square
one yet. Hawai'i has adopted some
pretty strong regulations and they
are doing much better than we are
at stopping the threat."
More Regulations Needed
"I think we have to start head-
ing in that direction," Ray said.
As Ray scrambles to do his part
to ensure the survival of the island's
native Agave Missionum, he's also
enjoying the plant's beauty.
"I stood at Ram Head recently
and looked across the south side
of the island for evidence of the
agave and we have precious few in
flower this year," said Ray. "This
is one of the most beautiful plants
we have anywhere in the Carib-
bean."


The plant's sole flowering event produced an enormous
amount of nectar and pollen.

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A G E N D A J M I CIA K N A I D
S E NT I ORE ID A E A GERL Y
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St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 17


R&I PATTON Goldsmithing Hits YouTube


Continued from Page 7
Even the employees who
weren't filmed in the video,
had a part in its success, added
Patton
"All of our employees helped
out by: helping create the super
jewelry featured in the video;
helping make the money to pay
for the video by working hard
at their jobs of goldsmithing
and sales; and encouraging us
to go for it," said Patton.
Check out the R&I Patton
commercial at their website
pattongold.com, or stop by the
store in Mongoose Junction.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by William Stelzer


A still shot from the Patton's YouTube commercial
shows a beautiful R&I Patton-created ring, above.


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Cellular Emergency No: 340-776-9110

St. John Police Department: 340-693-8880

St. John Fire Service: 340-776-6333

Friday, April 24 Grand larceny.
6:13 p.m. - A Coral Bay resident c/r that she was 2:35 p.m. - Management of Westin Resort and
threatened by a male. Disturbance of the peace, Villas c/r that a guest lost a ring. Lost ring.
D.V. 3:30 p.m. - One male was picked up on a war-
7:40 p.m. - A citizen c/r that her tenant removed rant by BVI Police by 402C and 402E. Warrant.
her stove from her apartment and moved out with- 8:00 p.m. - A citizen c/r that a man was bleeding
out replacing it. Police assistance, in the area of FirstBank. Assault in the third.
Saturday, April 25 Wednesday, April 29
1:01 a.m. - Badge #90 p/r recovered drug par- 2:00 a.m. - A citizen p/r that he was threatened
aphernalia in the area of Joe's Diner. Recovered by a male in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of
drug paraphernalia, the peace, threats.
2:47 a.m. - A citizen c/r a female needed police 11:10 a.m. - A visitor from New Jersey p/r that
assistance. Police assistance, someone stole her purse. Grand larceny.
Sunday, April 26 2:00 p.m. - A citizen p/r that her cousin came
10:40 a.m. - A citizen c/r an accident in Coral on her property and knocked over the surveyor's
Bay. Auto accident, sign. Trespassing.
11:45 a.m. - A citizen p/r that his laptop was re- 2:10 p.m. - A citizen r/that someone was creat-
moved from his vehicle. Grand larceny. ing a disturbance in the area of Cruz Bay. Distur-
2:27 p.m. - A citizen p/r that someone stole her bance of the peace.
purse. Petit larceny. 5:26 p.m. - A citizen c/r that someone threat-
8:25 p.m. - A citizen p/r that some unknown ened to kill her son. Disturbance of the peace.
people are camping on her property in Estate Han- 8:20 p.m. - An Estate Hansen Bay resident c/r
sen Bay. Police assistance, that someone had destroyed her garden. Destruc-
Monday, April 27 tion of property.
11:45 a.m. - An Estate Carolina resident c/r that Thursday, April 30
her neighbor threatened her. Disturbance of the 3:30 a.m. -A Myrah Keating Smith Community
peace, threats. Health Center nurse c/r that a patient had attempt-
1:00 p.m. - A citizen p/r that she was threatened. ed suicide. Attempted suicide.
Disturbance of the peace. 11:04 a.m. - Badge #90 p/r recovered stolen
10:00 p.m. - An employee of Island Blues c/r property and contraband on the Cruz Bay beach.
that a male was throwing stones at tourists. Distur- Recovered stolen property and contraband.
bance of the peace. 3:50 p.m. - A citizen c/r that her house was bro-
Tuesday, April 28 ken into. Police assistance.
1:30 p.m. - An Estate Carolina resident p/r that 10:30 p.m. - A citizen p/requesting police assis-
someone removed the stereo from his vehicle. tance. Police assistance.


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.


Monday, May 4
The St. John men's flag
football league playoffs will
be Monday, May 4, at Winston
Wells ball field.
Tuesday, M ay 5
The V.I. Public Services
Commission is hosting a meet-
ing on Tuesday, May 5, at 5:30
p.m. at the St. John Legislature
building.
Thursday, May 7
The V.I. Energy Office is
hosting a hearing on Thursday,
May 7, at the St. John Legisla-
ture from 6 to 9 p.m. to inform
residents about funds available
from ARRA 2009.
Friday, May 8
The second round of the St.
John men's flag football league
playoffs will be on Friday eve-
ning, May 8, at Winston Wells
ball field.
Saturday, May 9
John's Folly Learning In-
stitute is celebrating 13 years
of after-school and summer
programs on Saturday, May 9,
starting at noon at the school.
Sunday, May 10
Love City's eminent Ca-
lypsonian Chester "Mighty
Groover" Brady is giving
Moms on St. John a present for
Mother's Day.
Tuesday, May 12
Both the Julius E. Sprauve
School and Guy Benjamin
School Parent Teacher Student
Association will host a joint


meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at
5:30 p.m. at the JESS cafeteria.
Sunday, May 17
The Cruz Bay Seventh-day
Adventist Church is extending
an invitation to the general pub-
lic to join the 16th annual Health
Fair on May 17 from 9 to 3 p.m.
at the The Marketplace
Sunday, May 17
Friends of VI. National Park
are hosting a practice swim in
preparation for the Beach to
Beach Power swim on Sunday
morning, May 17, at 8:30 a.m.
at Maho Bay beach.
Saturday, May 19
The 9th annual Wagapalooza
will be Saturday, May 16, from
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Winston
Wells ball field in Cruz Bay.
Saturday, May 23
Deverall Alfred is hosting
the Fourth Annual JJ Fun Day
on Saturday, May 23, from 11
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the V.I. Na-
tional Park ball field.
Sunday, May 24
Friends of Virgin Islands
National Park is hosting the
6th annual 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, May 4-10, 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 . ... I- 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.


COUNTRY
STARS


ACROSS
1 Cartography creation
4 Mrs. William McKinley
7 Aim high
13 Almod6var and
Martinez
19 Gland above the kid-
ney
21 Glimmers
22 "Misty" composer
Garner
23 "Taos Pueblo" painter
25 Queasy feeling
26 Bodies of warships
27 Oyster find
28 Craftsman
29 Baldwin of "The Juror"
30 Get hitched
31 Lead singer of the
Main Ingredient
34 Singer Judd
37 Big name in film criti-
cism
38 - Tac (breath mint)
40 Eminence
43 Be off-base
44 Kind of saxophone
49 "Penguin Island" novel-
ist
53 Make it through
55 Bruins' sch.
56 Gulf relative
57 - and ends
59 Did in
60 Actress Saldana
63 Parisian gal pals
64 Hay bundlers
65 1991-2001 presi-
dent of the National
Organization for


Women
69 Go in circles
72 "Amazing" paranormal
debunker
73 Altogether
77 Tick by
78 First drawing class,
perhaps
79 In bad health
81 Like a long, slithery
fish
82 Rifle, e.g.
84 NBA legend
88 Pig's noise
89 Egg: Prefix
91 Fox or Crow
92 Big racket
93 Pontiac sports car
96 Torture
98 "Medical Center" co-
star
103 U-Haul vehicle
105 Cain's victim
108 In a glaringly vivid
way
109 Fancy hotel lobbies
111 Movie theater
113 To-do list
114 "Annie John" novelist
117 Remitted
118 Big name in frozen
fries
119 In an enthusiastic way
120 Said grace, e.g.
121 Unrepentant individu-
al
122 "Don't - step fur-
ther!"
123 The "S" of GPS: Abbr.

DOWN
1 - Carta
2 "Have I got - for you!"
3 Cooked in a sauce of


tomatoes, garlic, and
olive oil
4 "Picnic" dramatist
William
5 Podium
6 - carte
7 Posed questions
8 Mets' old stadium
9 Gore
10 Surge, as of new arriv-
als
11 Book like a dict. or
ency.
12 Ending for Vietnam
13 Boy in Booth
Tarkington novel titles
14 Muse of love poetry
15 Celtic priest
16 Martini's wine partner
17 Fake fat in some chips
18 Street lingo
20 "Fanny" author Jong
24 Not closed, in poetry
28 Golden - (retirees)
30 Reception amenity
32 Offspring producer
33 - Lingus
35 Juan's gold
36 Tillis or Allen
37 Cell material
38 Pulled tight
39 Foot fraction
41 Birds - feather
42 Dryly funny
44 Class cutter
45 Villain
46 A dozen minus three
47 In charge of
48 Cardinal and 67-Down
50 Roofing material
51 Roving
52 Ovid's 403
54 City-related
58 About-face from NNW


61 Irks greatly
62 Beef bovine
63 "- a stinker?!"
66 Lyricist Gershwin
67 Crimson
68 Silent film star Gish
69 Arbiters
70 Lena of "Chocolat"
71 Poi root
74 Stuffed toys
75 Jai - (cousin of hand-
ball)
76 Footballer Swann
79 McKellen of
"Richard IIl"
80 Shepherded
83 Comic actor
Amsterdam
85 That fellow
86 Spree
87 Beatle bride
90 Alternate wd. spelling
93 Cable network that
reruns old series
94 Flower part
95 Accomplish
97 Veep John - Garner
98 Choker part
99 More gigantic
100 Concert site
101 - Moore (stew
brand)
102 The Munster boy
103 Bishop's deputy
104 Roadside rescue gp.
106 Dickinson or Post
107 - -slipper (orchid)
110 Make fun of
111 "Bye-bye!"
112 Actress Swenson
114 - A. Bank (mens-
wear retailer)
115 Magnate Onassis
116 Pub barrel


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The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


Get a Tan and a Paycheck!

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

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ON EVERY LEVEL

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COME JOIN US
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Asia. Reliable Hi-speed
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340 779 4001
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St John Eye Care
boulon center


FREE

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Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


Brand New Office
& Retail Space

AVAILABLE
Excellent Location right
next to Westin! Ideal spaces
for office & retail, ample
parking, generator.
ONLY 2
SPACES REMAIN!
Call 732-489-3264
GreenleafHolding aol.com


St. John Community
Crisis Center is offering
Free Classes as part of
our Integrative Healing
Service.

Starting May 11 at6pm for
women 18 years and older
Conflict Resolution &
Healthy Communication.
This Program offers
Women the tools for
healthy ways of commu-
nication and self care in
a relationship. For more
details and to reserve your
place call 693-7233


Scenic Properties
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay Apartments
Efficiency in town $900.00;
Large Efficiency/w/d in
town $1300.00; One bed-
room /Bethany $900.00;
One bedroom condo no pets
$1250.00; One bedroom/w/d/
pool/furnished $1700.00;
One bedroom/w/d/fumished/
in town $2000.00; Two bed-
room condo/washer/no pets
$1600.00; Two bedroom/w/d
pool $2300.00; Three bed-
room + loft/three bath/w/d
$2100.00 ; Three bedroom/
two bath/pool/w/d $2200.00;
Three bedroom/one bath
$2000.00
Coral Bay
One bedroom house w/d open
5/1 $1000.00; Two 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) $1950/
month +utilities 642-7637


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.


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


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


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


One bedroom, one bath
cottage, AC in bedroom,
W/D, Fully furnished,
freshly painted, walk to
town, located directly behind
Grand Bay, $1,300 + utilities,
available June 1. No pets, no
smoking. 240-460-8609


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


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


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RESOURCES
No. 45 Estate Mars Hill, Frederiksted
St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840

PUBLIC NOTICE

PURSUANT TO VIRGIN ISLANDS RULES AND
REGULATIONS, TITLE 12, CHAPTER 21, SECTION 904-10, A
REQUEST FOR FEDERAL CONSISTENCY DETERMINATION
FOR THE INSTALLATION OF 10-12 DAY-USE MOORINGS
IN CHRISTMAS COVE, OFF THE ISLAND OF GREAT ST.
JAMES HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (VICZMP)
BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL
RESOURCES, DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE (DFW).
THE PUBLICIS HEREBYNOTIFIED THAT THE APPLICATION
IS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENTS THROUGH
MAY 30, 2009. TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE
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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

Beautv/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

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 luti u ploiiogold colln

landscaning
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 hiolid% hoii-ncsTI.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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backgrounds, portable include 88 acre waterfront lot
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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, comfortably sleeps up
to 12, breathtaking views of Fish
Bay! ( III, iiil 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


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"Collbrl" - Superb sunset and
water views from this 3
bedroom waterfront home in
Great Cruz Bay Features
include native stonework.
large pool deck with gazebo.
masonry conslruclion. air con-
ditioning, water views from
every room and pool, and lots
of room for expansion.
Deeded rights to beach and
dinghy landing A recent
refurbishing has been com-
pleted. $3.495,000


ongotoo out -njoy
big views of Round Bay & Coral
Harbor from the deck of this 2
bedroom gated masonry home w
studio unit on lower level. Partial
renovation of living/dining &
kitchen area includes custom
mahogany cabinets trim & doors
plus new ceramic tile floor and
countertop coverings. Ample
room for expansion on the flat
1/2 acre lot & a short walk from
the common waterfront parcel
with floating dock $989,000


ouimura i reis - i nIe lua-
tion of this traditional Danish
style stone home offers the
utmost privacy yet only a ten
minute drive to Cruz Bay Town
Features include large covered
porches, beautiful custom
mahogany cabinets and built-in
bar, exposed concrete beams
& window sills & tile floors - all
combine to create an elegant
atmosphere. An almost level
lot with room to add a pool or
spa. $1.395M


S"illa Hibiscus"- All masonry construction on a large comer lot in Estate
Chocolate Hole just 1.5 miles from Cruz Bay dock on paved roads. Deedea
beach rights to Hart Bay and Chocolate Hole Bay & plenty of flat parking.
Successful short term rental with two private units, separate storage
building. plus big work shop/home office space below with separate drive
way Live in one unit and rent the other or rent them both. $995,000
i- "Fish Beach" - Brand New Mediterranean Style 2 BR luxury poot villa
located in Cocoloba Beach Estates, an intimate & private waterfront
neighbor hood with community beach parcel & dock bordering the National
Park near Reef Bay. Villa features premium finishes including travertine
floors tile roof, anbque brick & coral patios, cook's kitchen with stone
counterLops and stainless steel appliances and luxurious batris Secluded
K A rMi National Park beaches are lust a stroll away Great value at only $1,195.000
"Surtside"- Rare chance to own a home in the exclusive Reel Bay enclave
Surfsada is a beautifully appointed Mediterranean style three bedroom, imree
bath pool villa situated on the edge of undeveloped park land with fabulous
ocean views and breezes. Stroll via pathway to secluded white sand beach
SAfrom this oversized lot. Very successful rental home with plans for another
S2x2 villa with separate entrance. Price reduced by $900,000 to $1,650,0001
OWNER SAYS SELL NOWI


"Mango Terrace Condos" - Michael Milne designed condos under
construction in Cruz Bay. Two, three and four bedrooms available, A/C.
walk to Frank Bay beach and town. Water views, high quality appliances.
These wil be some of the most spacious condos on St. John, Only 20%
down. Completion scheduled for June 2009. Special pre-construction
piees: $825,000 to $1.35M OR Fractional Ownership Opportunityl Buy
1/4 ownership in a 2, 3. or 4 bedroom condo. Contact Islandia for details.


"Cruz Views" unit 7 is a very popular rental, featuring beautiful views to St.
Thomas and sunsets, proximity to the pool and sundeck, and walk to town.
This unique air-conditioned corner unit has been recently refurbished
including new tile flOOrs mahogany cabinets furniture and bath Cruz vieS*.
is located LusI ouside ol Cruz Bay on Cenlerline Road $599.000


"ZOOTENVAAL COTTAGES" A unique St John property with 850 of
waterfront, including a white powder sand beach. Almost 5 acres at pristine
Hurncane Hole, a National Marine Monument, on beautiful Borck Creek.
There are 4 short term rental cottages on the property. Cottages are
masonry construction and in excellent condition One is right on the
beach. $12M Adjoining 20 acre parcel is also available.


"Calabash Boom"- Building lot with great water views over East End to the British E ....
Virgins, the boats anchored at Johnson's Bay and offering terrific sunrises and
sunsets. This lot faces East to take advantage of the trade wind breezes. Down
hill build. One of the best buys on St. John. Just $199,000


"Estate Carolina" - Lot with nice waler views of boats moored in Coral Harbor and easy access jusl
off Centerline Road and estate road. Enjoy cooling trade wind breezes and beautiful sun and moon
rises Proposed house plans and Topo available Gentle slope Ior an easy build S299.000
"Upper Seagrape Hill" lol with nice iews of Coral Harbor Moravian Church & 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
aflorable lots on St. John $99,000
"COMMERCIAL ZONING" Reduced - Business Zoned (B-3) Property. Excellent long term
investment. .43 Acres conveniently located between Cruz Bay and the Westin Resort, on the way to
the many rental villas on St. John's South Shore, and abutting the now under construction, fully
leased office building and Guinea Grove Apartments. Zoning Laws allow for 3 stories, & commercial
and residential combined. Preliminary use plan available Call for more information. $495,000


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CALYPSO del SOL - Very successful rental villa with excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay and St. James islands.
Newer masonry home with 3 bedrooms / 3 baths, large screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool and hot tub. Deeded access to
Chocolate Hole beach and dinghy launch area. $2,445,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
PLUMB GUT - lbd/lbath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage
& workshop. Nestled in lush setting on eastern side of Bor-
deaux. $574,000.
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.
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.
CRUZ BAYTOWN-Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $275K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Water views, 1/2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG - Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., Ig. trees. $195K.
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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WATERFRONT "PRESIDIO DEL MAR" "L'AUTRE MONDE" Breathtaking views! BEACHFRONT "LIME TREE BA'Y" HAS "MONTE BAY VILLA" a spectacular "GALLOWS POINT SEAVIEW" great "VILLALLURE" Impressive5 bedroom,
on Peter Bay Point, has private path to Privacy is paramount...Contemporarygat- WHITE SAND waterfront home. 4 bedrooms main location for development, walk to beach 7 bath, European Style Villa. Panoramic

Spectacular new, c open floor plan End 5 bedroom 2 bedroom Masonry 2x2 looking Hur-
gated estate on with extensive stone&masonry separate, home on .58 ricane Hole.
S1.63 acres with common areas, 2 home on almost private, cot- ac. Combina- Recently
exceptional pri- pools, luxurious 5 acres, 490' tage. Pool, tion of R-4 & refurbished,
vacy, surrounded master suite, 6 shoreline, zoned spa, work- W-1 zoning r e m o d -
by 645' shoreline additional bdrms. R-2, no restric- out room, allows for con- eled and
and National Private dock. tions. Gorgeous views, all on dos or com- refurnished
$32,000,000 Park waters. $6,800,000 (Great Cruz Bay). $4,995,000 water views! $3,850,000 the water. $3,200,000 mercial uses. $2,650,000 throughout.
"SEACAY VILLA", 3 Br 4 Ba pool villa UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath, "WINDWARDSIDE" CALABASH BOOM "SEABISCUIT" is a winner! Charming "86 FISH BAY" WHY PAY RENT? Af- "POND BAY" ST. JOHN'S
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views and tacular Coral Bay views. Entry level has setting. Panoramic views over harbor to a , panoramic apartment has ocean & mountain views, luxury accommodations on beautiful
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tory. Just a master suites and outdoor Bay. Walk to cents and villa starts at $315,000. Come in
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$1,995,000 to Cruz Bay. $1,395,000 studio suite. $1,275,000 cellent rentals. $995,000 tersports. $495,000 floor plan. model and seethe progress.

"MILL VISTA - CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 135,000 "FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning "THE MARKETPLACE" St. Johns
"EMMAUS - SEAGRAPE HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 access. One includes cistern slab, well, active plans/ views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern premier mall, has prime commercial
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT Gentle slope, 4 m. walk to beach $ 298,000 permits. From $369,000 coast to Ram's Head, St. Croix. From $550,000 spaces available. (office & retail)
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 12 ac. with Topo $ 299,000 "VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunset "JOHN'S FOLLY OCEANFRONT & HILLSIDE private Call us for details!
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425000 views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 gated enclave w/ shared generator, beach access; 3 lots OWN A MONTH (OR MORE in
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 from $375,000 BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE 12 acre a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 "DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI views, bdivideable waterfront lot plus 4 hillside lots available. 3 homes with all amenities, pools
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls, Incredible BVI views From $699,000 w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1
"AZURE BAY" IN CONTANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner financing $ 650,000 planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 "BOATMAN POINT" 2 Waterfront lots w/ views & breezes, month ownerships from $69,000.
"HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24ac.subdividablebrdersNalnl Parl AMAZING VIEWS! $ 1,999,000 lots from $399,000. Topo surveys (2) &full house plans (1). From $945,000 THE WESTIN RESORT
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upscale amenities incl. barge docks, paved roads, parcels above Rendevous Bay; paved road, stone walls of a private condominium. Own
"CANEEL HILL" OWNER WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3 gentle undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $499,000 & underground utilities. From $999,000 a week, a month, or more & enjoy
sites: .5 to .775 ac. starting at $200,000 "CHOCOLATE HOLE VIEW LOTS" Sunrise to Sunset. "UPPER PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites all the resort amenities! Most unit
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas with breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays sizes & weeks available. Priced
utilities. From $285,000. west views. From $499,000. between. Prices from $1,850,000 from $9,999

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GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with DREAM CATCHER sshort term TEMPTRESS 2 bedroom suites, pod style, RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings. Sunset Views! 5 BID/ 5 BA with pool & spa. rental, 3 BIR Cruz Bay, impressive kitchen, private decks, dramatic estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing PRICE SLASHED $600K TO $1,195,000. impressive swiw" pol. $1,650,000 sunsets. $1,650,000 largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board,
units Room for expansion $1 800 000 & wet bar) Mature landscaping $1 650 000


BETHANY Remodeled property, South
Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms,
pool, laundry rm & kitchen. $1,400,000
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage
tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral
Bay. Two separate units. $729,000
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 W BR home in
Skytop. Upp wer unit is a
1BR. Views $599,000


QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath
masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great
views with many amenities. $1,999,000
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


CONDOS
GALLOWS POINT CONDOMINIUMS! ST. CHARMING SERENDIP STUDIO
JOHN'S ONLY OCEANFRONT CONDOS! Panoramic sunset views, small complex
2 Upper floor loft units available, 1 of a kind with lush tropical gardens, on site
complex. Excellent rental program, ocean & management, pool and established rental
harbor views, tastefully appointed & a/c. program. $265,000
$980,000 & $1,275,000


HOMES
ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST UPPER CAROLINA Expa.i Coral Bay
BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and views. Live in the 3 while adding
5.5 baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000 2nd unit ab d S, pleting the planned
LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" ,4 a/c master 4BR/4BA pooTvilla. $375,000
suites w/ island stone showers, breath taking L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views,
views, gourmet kitchen. $2,950,000 desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Efficient design,
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa equal accommodations. 4BR/4/2BA, pool, spa.
above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence $2,950,000
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 WATERFRONT MARIA BLUFF Villa
NEW! MONTE BAY Spectacular waterfront Belvedere offers spectacular 180� views,
home in Klein Bay. Views over Rendezvous Bay successful turn-key vacation home. Prime
from all 4 bdrms, pool deck, workout room & location, pool, spa, 2BR/2BA $2,750,000
spa. Separate 2 BR cottage. $3,850,000 RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest beautiful home with outstanding westerly views.
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, Stonework highlights and ensuite baths.
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $749,900 Beautiful landscaping. $1,095,000
COMMERCIAL
PALM JEWELERS High end jewelry store DELI GROTTO! Consistent sales growth,
in prime Cruz Bay location. $475,000 deli & internet cafe in prime commercial space.
BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Upscale gallery of Catering to tourists & residents, baked goods,
designer jewelry, fine art, & distinctive home decor, beer, breakfast & lunch menu. $475,000
Located in Mongoose Junction. Established MARINA MARKET SITE, zoned B-2! One of
(25+yrs), successful and turn-key. $300,000 a kind commercial real estate, 2,999 sq. ft.


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
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

building and adjacent parking area. Offering a
variety of business uses. $995,000
COMPUTER EXPRESS has a solid reputation
and offers quality service as an established
computer repair business. Owner willing to train
purchaser. Attractive owner financing! $189,000


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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, no just what the police need to solve these cases. St. John information on anyone who may be illegally cultivating or dealing or buying or selling stolen property. St. Thomas information that will identify students who are selling illegal drugs on school campuses. Police are also seeking information on the person(s) supplying the students with the marijuana or other illegal drugs to sell on school campuses. St. Croix Police are seeking additional information on a homicide which occurred on May 21, 2006, where 44-year-old Ray Edwards was found dead on a Frederiksted beach. Anyone who remembers anything at all about the death of Ray Edwards in 2006 is asked to call Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers is pleased to report that tips received have led to $1,600 in illegal drugs. All tipsters should 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 CrimeStoppersUSVI. org or by texting “USVI” plus the 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 is run entirely by volunteers, and relies on the community’s donations to pay rewards.Crime Stoppers USVI Crimes of the WeekPolice seeking anyone who may be cultivating or dealing drugs2 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 St. John Tradewinds The public is invited to watch a free 40-minute preview of Parks: America’s Best Idea,” on Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. at the Cinnamon Bay amphitheater and again on Wednesday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at the Westin Resort and Villa’s ballroom. tion. six two-hour segments starting on September 27. For more information call Paul Thomas at 776-6201, ext. 252.“National Parks: America’s Best Idea” PSC Hosting St. John Meeting May 5 To Reconsider Ferry Rate HikeSt. John Tradewinds The V.I. Public Services Commission is hosting a special meet ing on Tuesday, May 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Legislature building in Cruz Bay. Items on the agenda include a reconsideration of fuel surcharges and a request for reconsideration of the PSC’s April 1 decision to increase most passenger ferry rates between St. John and St. Thomas. St. John Tradewinds Love City’s eminent Calypsonian Chester “Mighty Groover” Brady is giving Moms on St. John a present for Mother’s Day. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. Brady will be performing selections from his new CD “Gospel and Praise: A Moment with Hymn.”A “Mighty” Mother’s Day Performance Love City Pan Dragons Keep the Beat at Carnival 2009 Steelband Jamboree By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Cruz Bay was the scene of another brutal assault last weekend. Less than three weeks after a tourist from Tennessee was assaulted and robbed in downtown Cruz Bay, resident Matt White was severely beaten around 1 a.m. Saturday morning, May 2. White, the maintenance manager for the The Marketplace, had reportedly been a party at Paradiso Restaurant in Mongoose Junction when he went to the commercial complex’s back parking lot and was attacked. While details of the attack remained sketchy as of press time, White was reportedly seen at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center, and then transported to R.L. Schneider Hospital where he was treated for serious head and facial trauma. Reports that White suffered swelling around his brain time. White was released from the hospital as of Sunday, May 3, but will reportedly need reconstructive surgery.St. John Resident Severly BeatenSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by MaLinda NelsonLove City Pan Dragons and director Samuel Lawrence entertained the crowd at Lionel Roberts Stadium, above.St. John Tradewinds John’s Folly Learning Institute is celebrating 13 years of afterschool and summer programs on Saturday, May 9, starting at noon at the school. The afternoon festivities will include a keynote address by St. John Tradewinds ning documentary “Jamesie: King of Scratch.”JFLI 13th Anniversary Celebration May 9By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The Love City Pan Dragons wowed the crowd at the Steelband Jamboree at St. Thomas’ Lionel Roberts Stadium on Sunday evening, April 26, as part of Carnival 2009 Echoes Through Time. In addition to the St. John youth steel band, the jamboree showcased the talents of pan orchestras from E. Benjamin Oliver School, the V.I. Superior Court Rising Stars, Charlotte Amalie High School, Eudora Kean and Antilles School among other. After impressing the crowd with their pan abili ties, Love City Pan Dragons president Ira Wade invited all participants to take part in the St. John July 4th Festival Pan-o-Rama, scheduled for Saturday, May 30.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The once common sight of bright yellow blossoms bursting from towering century plants, which used to dot the hillsides of St. John, are quickly becoming a thing of the past. The population of Love City’s native Agave missionum, more commonly called century plants, has been decimated in recent years by an invasive super pest, explained Dr. Gary Ray, a botanist at the University of the Virgin Islands and St. John resident who specializes in native plant species. on St. Croix back in the early 1980s and made its way to St. Thomas by the 1990s, said Ray. The weevil showed up on St. John in 2000 most likely by way of Tortola, he explained. Carried By the Wind “Lots of people and plants go back and forth between Tortola and St. Thomas which is how we believe the weevil got to the British Virgin Islands,” Ray weevil was on Haulover Bay which is only about a mile from the shores of Tortola. We think the weevil was probably carried by the wind over here.” the island’s century plants quickly succumbed to the pest. “After we found the pest on a plant in Haulover Bay, we saw this devastation of the population there,” said Ray. “Within six months to a year, the weevil, which was discovered in the east, had progressed all the way to the west side of St. John.” The weevil decimated Love City’s century plants so quickly because it altered its own cycle to adapt to the islands, according to Ray. From Parasite to Parasitoid In its natural habitat, the Mexican Agave Weevil was far less harmful than it has proved to be to the Agave Missionum. Back in its natural environment, the weevil targeted fruit trees, where it would bore a hole in the fruit and decimate a plant or two, but not the whole crop, Ray explained. “Because it was a fruit eater, it would get some of the fruit crop but not all of it, in order to ensure its own fecundity,” said the botanist. “Since coming here, it changed its life cycle and is now a parasitoid, which is an insect that, during its immature stage as a larvae, kills its host. Most parasites don’t kill their host, but parasitoids do — they’re known as super pests.” Importing Plants And Insects Too The weevil’s change from a parasite to a parasitoid was probably due to the international plant trade where pests evolve to adapt to survive various sprays, Ray added. “The pests which survive are the ones which adapt to some level of spraying and what you have then are those individuals who have evolved some kind of way to survive the toxicity,” he said. “That genetic infor mation gets passed from generation to generation and before you know it, you have a super pest.” Super Pest “Under those conditions an insect population can pretty quickly become a super pest which is what we have on our hands now,” said Ray. Since evolving into a parasitoid, the Mexican Agave Weevils have made short work of the century plants, which have only one growing point. The only cells involved with the growth of the century plant are located on the top middle of the plant, explained Ray. “Female weevils bore a hole right in that area and lays their eggs,” he said. “When those eggs hatch they eat out that area. Since that area is the very center of all the growth on the plant, once it’s eaten out by the larvae, the entire plant dies.” One Blooming Event The weevil’s attack on the century plant population is made even more lethal when coupled with the natural cycle of the Agave Missionum, which bloom and spread its seeds only once in its lifetime. Living up to 35 years and blooming only once, century plants produce an enormous amount of nectar and pollen, Ray explained. end of its life cycle, which is very unusual for plants, that means the energy it gathers for 25 to 35 years is markable nature of this plant. If there is such a thing as a keystone plant, this is one.” Birds and insects gorge on the nectar, which comes in especially handy since century plants usually bloom during the dry season, added Ray. Dry Season Relief “Our two species of humming birds and a whole host of native insects gorge on the nectar and pollen which is produced in extremely large quantities,” said dry season, it’s an extremely important a source of sugar for humming birds and insects during a time of scarcity.” The natural cycles of the host plant and the parasitoid can easily spell disaster for the century plant. St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 3 Thursday, May 7th 2009 R AIN DATAat Trunk BayApril Rainfall1.25 InchesAverage April Rainfall2.44 Inches -Total YTD Rainfall6.92 InchesAverage YTD Rainfall9.48 Inches“After we found the pest on a plant in Haulover Bay, we saw this devastation of the population there. Within six months to a year, the weevil, which was discovered in the east, had progressed all the way to the west side of St. John.”– Gary Ray, botanistINDEXBusiness Directory .............20 Church Schedules ..............18 Community Calendar .........17 Crossword Puzzle ..............18 Ferry Schedules .................18 Letters ...........................14-15 Police Log ......................... 17 Real Estate ...................21-23St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Gary RayA rare sight on St. John these days, a blooming Agave missionum, above. Exotic Super Pests Decimating Native St. John Agave Trees Continued on Page 16

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4 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Popular St. John artist, well known for her Love City Festival T-shirts and St. John Telephone Directory covers, Annie “Love” Hingham died in a car accident early Saturday morning, May 2, in Estate Upper Carolina in Coral Bay. Hingham and her boyfriend Brian Hadley were driving down the lower section of the Upper Carolina access road around 5:45 a.m. on Saturday morning when their red Suzuki Sidekick veered off the roadway and plunged about 70 feet over a steep wooded hillside above Centerline Road. Hingham, who had celebrated her 39th birthday only days before the accident, was pronounced dead at 7:10 a.m. at Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. Hadley was reportedly released from MKSCHC after being thoroughly examined for scrapes and bruises. Upper Carolina neighbors slide early Saturday morning and then Hadley shouting Hingham’s name. A resident in the area called 911, who contacted the Coral Bay Fire Station and St. John Rescue as neighbors came out to see what had happened. “As I came down the hill, other neighbors were also converging us all looking for the exact location — based on hearing one of the victims yelling for help,” said Sharon Coldren who lives in the area. “We located the car, and the immediately began the long descent down the slope, while some of us went for long ropes from a nearby house, and other neighbors helped out.” “Within minutes St. John Rescue had arrived,” Coldren said. “By the time the ambulance ar rived at 6:25am, the rescue sled was ready to be lowered to Centerline Road to the ambulance. Unfortunately, nothing could be done for Annie, she had died in the accident.”Artist Annie Hingham Dies In Early Morning Car Accident Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann Hingham poses in front of her Festival t-shirts designs at her art opening last year.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Recycling on St. John just got even easier. Love City’s burgeoning recycling association got a big boost from the V.I. Waste Management Authority recently and the private-public collaboration has allowed the group to secure a temporary staging area for the volunteer efforts. The Recycling Association of the Vir gin Islands St. John launched aluminum can collections a few months ago. With an outpouring of public support, the group has placed 21 aluminum can collection bins at dumpsters across the island. But that was only the beginning. RAVI St. John members just secured a space Enighed Pond Marine Facility, explained the group’s project manager Paul Devine. “We signed a contract with Waste Management to allow RAVI St. John to put recycling bins at every dumpster on St. John,” said Devine. “That contract also allowed for a temporary staging area at Enighed Pond for the purpose of allowing the public to drop off aluminum cans at a centrally-located spot.” The arrangement was further helped along by Storage on Site owners, who donated a 20-foot container — worth about $6,500 — to the group, Devine added. While RAVI St. John members will still collect cans from the dumpster bins, the public also has the option now of bringing their clean cans to the main Enighed Pond drop-off location. Before securing the Enighed Pond location, RAVI St. John was able to use a container donated by Caravan Auto Parts. A delivery driver for Caravan would pick up the cans after unloading his truck and deliver the haul to STS on St. Thomas for recycling. The group will still use the driver to haul cans to St. Thomas weekly, but will no longer be taking up needed space at the auto parts store, explained Devine. “We really appreciate the use of the container at Caravan when it was needed,” he said. The group is also looking for help from additional volunteers and more businesses who want to participate in the St. John recycling movement, Devine added. by Storage on Site, we can double our recycling efforts on St. John,” he said. “We’re hoping that more volunteers will join us as we continue to strive for our goal of having 50 recycling bins on St. John by July.” “With our new drop-off site there is no reason why all businesses on St. John can’t recycle,” said Devine. The group is also applying for a grant from VIWMA to purchase more recycling bins and launch an educational out-reach program, Devine explained. “If we get the grant, the intent is to have public education forums and educational classes in the schools,” said Devine. “We want to improve upon Waste Management Authority’s existing recycling program by spreading it to the public and to provide recycling information regularly to students in the schools.” The recycling group’s continued expansion of aluminum can collection is a testament to what can be accomplished when work together, explained Devine. “We started as a grass-roots effort, and now that Waste Management has partnered with us, we’re able to expand our recycling and really get the whole island on board,” he said. RAVI St. John meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The group’s next meetof The Marketplace at the St. John Commution or to become a member call Devine at St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 5 WR-FitnessClub TW 1.09.indd 1 1/6/09 1:06:31 PM Recycling Takes Off with New Staging Area at Enighed Pond St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Storage on Site donated two containers to RAVI St. John, above, which the group will use as a temporary staging area.

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V.I. Energy Ofce St. John Public Hearing on Stimulus Funds Is May 7 6 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 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 St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Energy hearings to inform residents about funds received under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The U.S. Department of Energy has made available about $31 million dollars for formula based grants. The funds are divided in three categories: State Energy Program, $20.7 million; Weath erization Assistance Program, $1.4 million; and Energy Efgrants, $9.6 million. The hearings will be on each of the main islands in their respective senate buildings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. St. Croix hearing is May 5, St. Thomas is May 6 and St. John is May 7. A short presentation will be made and available to answer questions. The stimulus act which gives preference to activities that can be started and completed expeditiously has several goals: to preserve and create jobs and promote recovery; to assist those most impacted by the recession; and to provide investments needed to increase ring technological advances in energy. The purpose of the Weather ization Assistance Program is to of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential expendi tures, and improve their health and safety. The priority population for the Weatherization Assistance Program is persons who are particularly vulnerable, like the elderly, persons with disabilities, families with children, high residential energy users, and households with low incomes. The goals under the State Energy Program are to: increase ergy costs and consumption for consumers, businesses and government; reduce reliance on imported energy; improve the reliability of electricity and fuel supply and the delivery of energy services; and reduce the impacts of energy production and use on the environment. servation Block Grants will focus on the development and ciency practices. This effort will include buildgrants to government and nonconserve energy in transporta tion. gin Islands has been eligible for grant money under the Weather ization program. It is expected that funding will continue on an annual basis. However, the rest of the funds are just a one-time effort. For more information call the 774-3320.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A one minute and forty-three second commercial is usually a high-priced and lengthy endeavor. Irene Patton, owners of R&I Patton Goldmithing jewelry store in Mongoose Junction. The Pattons, who opened their store in 1978 and craft many of the beautiful pieces in their collection themselves, have enjoyed a loyal customer base for more than three decades. In an effort to expand their clien tele recently, Rudy Patton thought it would be a great idea to shoot to break the bank, however, Patton turned top a popular website which only airs videos — YouTube. maker William Stelzer, who imshooting a commercial for the video website. “YouTube commercials are an interesting leverage because in terms of TV advertising, it’s pretty expensive and you only get the people who are watching TV,” Stelzer said. “Once you go YouTube, you can link it right to your own website and it goes through YouTube servers too. So everyone on YouTube can watch and its also a part of your own website.” “It’s a way of making a video and distributing it, which wasn’t available a few years ago,” said Stelzer. Instead of approaching an advertising agency and production company with an idea for a commercial and leaving it in their hands, shooting a YouTube piece allows the business owner dictate the commercial, Stelzer added. “When you make a commercial you usually go to an ad agency and then the production company “With YouTube though you can be completely involved and get exactly what you want because of the smaller scale of it.” “The quality isn’t going to be as high as if you had a full crew, but you can get away with it to have something that looks pretty good for a relatively small amount of money that is exactly what you want,” said Stelzer. In total, the R&I Patton YouTube commercial took Stelzer about a half day to shoot and another day and a half to edit, he explained. While shooting and editing a commercial for YouTube is rela tively easy, so too is downloading the piece to the website, explained Patton. “We had great fun doing the video and it took just a few minonto YouTube,” Patton said. “Then embed it on our homepage, pattongold.com, using the easy tools that YouTube provides.” Everyone involved with the shoot also had a great time, added Stelzer. “What is kind of cool about it is that I tend to shoot documentary style and in post production make it look magical,” said Stelzer. “When we were shooting this I was really relaxed and it was really a fun situation. Being casual, it took the stress out, which helped everyone.” Stelzer believes more and more YouTube commercials will be popping up on websites, he explained. “It’s a great way to give someone an overall look at your business as if they were walking around in“I expect to see more and more YouTube commercials. With the customability of it, it seems like a no-brainer for businesses.” “Everybody should make one to introduce people to what they do,” said Patton, who planned to create another video showing employees crafting jewelry. The R&I Patton commercial features a full local cast, so local in fact, that everyone in the shoot works in Mongoose Junction. The video features Marlene Tyson, Brenda Wallace, Ron Keele, Devin Trujillo, Tiffany Trujillo, Larry Probst and the Pattons them selves.St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 7 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by William Stelzer Marlene Tyson, above, poses as a tourist in Mongoose Junction in a still from R&I Patton’s YouTube commmerical. 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 R&I PATTON Goldsmithing Hits YouT ube with First CommercialContinued on Page 17

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds MaLinda Media swept the categories it had entered winning two golds and three silvers in the 28th Annual Virgin Islands Advertising Federation Addy Awards on Saturday, April 25, on St. Thomas. lishes St. John Magazine and St. Thomas Magazine. While the cutoff date for this year’s awards made the inaugural issue of St. Thomas Magazine ineligible for the competition, MaLinda Media swept three catego ries with St. John Magazine ’s two 2008 issues alone. MaLinda Media took gold in the magazine cover category with the St. John Magazine Fall/Winter 2008 issue which features a Steve Simonsen photograph of a golden sunset melting into the background. two silvers in the editorial spread category. The feature on Sheila Liburd’s culinary skills, “Sheila’s Pot: A Colorful Landmark and Melting Pot of Island Cuisine,” in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue of St. John Magazine took the gold. The piece was photographed by Ervin Dorsett Jr., and written by Andrea Milam. The two silver awards were for “Positive Vibrations with Homegrown Reggae Starts Inner Visions” also in the Spring/Summer 2008 issue — written by Jaime Elliott and photographed by Dorsett — and “A Vision for Fish: A Blind Fisherman Provides for A Community,” in the magazine’s Fall/Winter 2008 issue, written by Elliott and shot by Tristan Ewald. MaLinda Media also took gold and silver in the publication design/consumer magazine category for the St. John Magazine Spring/Summer 2008 and Fall/ Winter 2008 issues, respectively. The awards are really for the local culture which who is the sole creator and graphic designer of the magazines. “I think it’s amazing that the cultural spreads feasubjects, shot by local photographers. It’s a testament to the beauty of the local culture and I’m very proud to be able to showcase that in my publications.” With 150 entries in 73 categories, other big winners of the night were Austin Advertising, Cool Signs and the Gumbs Group. MLB Creative won the most awards and Best In Show while Lou Lambert was awarded the Best of TV trophy. The local winners are automatically entered into the district competition, the winners of which will be The next issues of St. John Magazine and St. Thomas Magazine will hit newstands this fall. For more information check out www.malindamediallc.com8 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Sol BuxaniMaLinda Nelson, center, with her husband Thomas Oat and photographer Ervin Dorsett, right, on the red carpet.MaLinda Media Wins Big at Addy Awards Sports Massage Soft-tissue Injuries Energy WorkLina GuildLicensed Massage Therapist 776-6223 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 ber O pen 7 Ni ghts a Week open 6 days . closed tuesdays693.7755 o r w w w .la t apas tjoh n.c o m Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Next Deadline: Thursday, May 7thLetters to the Editor, Press Releases, Advertising Artwork

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While St. John Catering owner chef Mathayom Vacharat has plenty of experience whipping up delicious, beautiful meals in a variety of settings, last week was shift kitchen under a tent in front of thousands of spectators. create a tantalizing dish during Banco Popular’s Ultimate Chef Challenge on Wednesday, April 29, during St. Thomas Carnival’s Cultural Fair, he so impressed the judges he walked away the winner. With two burners and a few pots and pans, Vacharat and six other top chefs from St. Thomas, St. Croix, Water Island and Tortola battled it out before a huge crowd of Cultural Fair-goers. “There were make-shift kitchens with two burners and a couple of small mixing bowls,” said Vacharat. “You pretty much had to bring your own knives and a lot of your own stuff. But we live on an island where you can’t always get everything you need, so I know how to make due with what I have.” The competition’s theme was “Virgin Fresh,” a V.I. Department of Agriculture and Department of Tourism initiative boosting local produce and protein. Just a half hour before the competition started, the judges revealed the two featured mystery ingredients — local honey and papaya. Each chef had one hour to produce an entree and side dish highlighting the ingredients. Vachatopped the competition and earned the St. John caterer the title of V.I. Ultimate Chef. Vacharat’s winning dish consisted of pan-seared chicken topped with caramelized honey and fennel seeds atop a green papaya and cucumber slaw in a fresh papaya, lemon grass and habanero sauce. The dish was accompanied with plantains and papaya mash cannoli. “I took some of the papaya and shaved it and made a little wrapper out of it and then I stuffed it with plantain and papaya,” said Vacharat. Although last week was the paya-heavy fowl creation, he’s no stranger to improvisation. “I’ve never made that dish before, but in the catering business we’re pretty used to creating new menus all the time,” said the chef. “We try to standardize things, but people often have special requests so we’re used to making things up While the Ultimate Chef Chaling part in a cooking competition, he does have experience being on the other side of the table. The chef was a judge in last month’s Taste of St. Croix. the pressure of competition was a blast, Vacharat explained. “It was a lot of fun,” he said. “I had fun with the other contestants and being in front of all those people.” In addition to bragging rights and the Ultimate Chef title, Vacharat also took home $1,000 from Banco Popular and a gift basket The other competitors in the Ultimate Chef Challenge were: David Benjamin, a sous chef at the Ritz-Carlton’s Bleuwater Seafood Restaurant on St. Thomas; Heidi Erwig, chef and owner of Heidi’s Honeymoon Grill on Water Island; Jennifer Litwin, the chef de cuisine at Oceana Restaurant and Wine bar on St. Thomas; Davide Pugliese, the owner and executive chef of Brandywine Bay Restaurant and Capriccio Di Mare of Tortola, BVI; Dennis Vanterpool, assistant specialty chef and assistant sous chef at St. Thomas’ Mariott Frenchman’s Bay Windows on the Harbor; and Brian Wisbauer, executive chef of Zebo’s Wine Bar and Restaurant on St. Croix. Judging the competition were Carrie Freyn owner of Perky Provisioning, Edward Sternberg of Antolin Velasco Velez of Banco Popular, and Caneel Bay Resort’s For more information on the Ultimate Chef Challenge and for recipes from the competition — which will be available May 15 — check out www.viultimatechefchallenge. com.St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 9 Vacharat Wins Ulitmate Chef ChallengeSt. John Tradewinds News Photo by Judi ShimelSt. John Catering owner Mathayom Vacharat, above, serves up the winning dish to the judges during the cooking competition. 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

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By Susan Mann St. John Tradewinds The morning after St. Thomas/ St. John Cancer Society Executive Director Fern LaBorde spoke at the St. John AARP meeting last month, the St. Thomas resident was back on the ferry headed for Cruz Bay again, this time to speak at a Rotary luncheon. LaBorde very reluctantly atmeeting 20 years ago, as a favor to a relative who wouldn’t stop talking about it. “This was just not the sort of thing that interested me,” said LaBorde. “I thought to myself, well, I’ll go just this once.” That outreach event was the start of LaBorde’s 18 years of volunteer services with the society and her designation as the St. Thomas/St. John Cancer Society Executive Director two years ago. While many people are aware that the society raises funds for research and education, a lot of people may not be familiar with its services and advocacy efforts. St. Thomas physicians and others who provide services to St. Thomas and St. John cancer patients, often refer individuals who may need extra help with travel expenses for cancer treatments or with purchasing hair pieces as a result of treatment. downtown Medical Arts Complex, will then schedule a meeting at the request of the patient as soon as possible. For instance, the ACS may provide a place for patients to stay when treatment facilities are far from their place of residence, if their physician has recommended treatment take place at that facility. The ACS may also help pay for expensive medication if cancer patients do not have adequate health insurance. These are only a few examples of the service and advocacy programs designed to try to help with the impacts of cancer on individuals and their families. LaBorde realizes that traveling to St. Thomas for cancer treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy takes its toll on Love City residents. She believes the easier for cancer patients to take advantage of — if only they and their families could meet with her on St. John. That is why she is currently seeking a location on St. John where she, and possibly trained ACS volunteers, can be on hand one day per week to save patients from having to make another trip to St. Thomas. The local ACS budget cannot the district, so LaBorde is hoping that a St. John agency will make the meeting space available free of charge. She has already started making contacts to that end. So far, however, LaBorde has not met with much success. The Executive Director also hopes to organize a “Relay for Life” fund raising event on St. John. Relays are hosted yearly on St. Thomas, on behalf of the St. Thomas/St. John district, and last year’s event raised approximately $100,000. “I know we have people on St. John who are competitive runners, some of them have participated in the relay on St. Thomas,” said LaBorde. ACS District Unit Board mem bers from St. John are new Vice Chair Julian Harley and Kim Chism. Sally Brown has also been involved the Board’s ACS events and activities. Detailed goals and other infor mation about the American Cancer Society are available on the organization’s web site at cancer. org. To contact LaBorde about local ACS programs, or with ideas to expand its offerings on St. John, call 775-5373.10 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 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, May 5th Rock with John (Solo/Acoustic/Classic Rock) 10PM Every Tuesday! Friday, May 8th Dookie (The Ultimate Green Day Show) 10PM Green Day cover band. Island Tour 2009. Sponsored by The Buzz 104.3 and Presidente. Drink specials!“A Pour Your Own Bar” Air-conditioned Pool Tables Gaming Machines Restaurant Tradewinds News Photo by Susan MannDr. Fern LaBordeCancer Society District Director Looks To Offer Services on St. JohnSt. John Tradewinds The 9th annual Wagapalooza is set for Saturday, May 16, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Winston Wells Wagapalooza raises much needed funds for the St. John Animal zation responsible for the rescue, care and adoption of the island’s abused and homeless pets. The annual oddball animal event inspires dogs and their owners to show off their talents, tricks and good looks by competing in one or more of 10 different dog show categories, including Best Trick, Best Look-alike, Best Spots and more. The Dog Show marks the main attraction of Wagapalooza and contestants in each category are judged by audience vote, measured of course by the world’s only Waga-Meter! Excitement builds to the end, when the coveted titles of Waga King and Queen are announced. Dog owners are encouraged to register their well-behaved dogs in advance of Wagapalooza. Registration is $20 per category and forms are available at the ACC shelter, the Mail Center, Connections and Wagapalooza.com. With a supervised adult, kids under 16 can register for the Dog Show for free! In addition to free admission, fun entertainment and great food and drinks, Paul Jordan will be giving obedience demonstrations and talking about how dogs can earn the prestigious Canine Good Citizen Award from the American Kennel Club. And after grabbing dinner and a dog show at Waga, pounce on over to Mongoose Junction to catch the start of the 10th annual Music in the Moonlight. Music in the Moonlight was started 10 years ago as a way for amateur artists of all musical backgrounds and styles to explore their talent even further. There are 15 amazing acts, each 15 minutes in length. For more information, contact the Gekko Gazebo at 693-8340 Wagapalooza, Music in the Moonlight Scheduled

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St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 11 St. John Tradewinds Due to popular response Oceana Gallery at Villa Olga, Frenchtown will hold over Lisa Etre’s Carnival art show of silk sreen prints through May 11. A portion of the proceeds of art sales will be donated to the Love City Pan Dragons Youth Orchestra. Archival prints at collectible prices are on sale Monday through Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. during Oceana dining hours. Etre was raised on St Croix, and now lives on St. John and teaches art at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School. The artist’s Caribbean life has been the stimulus for colorful graphic prints and giftware items that are well known throughout the region. Etre has returned to landscape painting, continues corporate designing and was a founding mem ber of the Artists’ Association of St. John, Inc. For more information about artist Etre check out www.lisaetre. com. For gallery details call 7744262 and look online at www. oceana.vi. To learn more about the Love City Pan Dragons Youth Steel Orchestra contact Lottie ons@unitedstates.vi.Oceana Gallery Continues Etre Show Benetting LCPD Health Fair May 17 at The MarketplaceSt. John Tradewinds Both the Julius E. Sprauve School and Guy Benjamin School Parent Teacher Student Association will host a joint meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the JESS cafeteria. LaVelle Campbell, school safety monitor for the St. Thomas/St. John School District, will be making an important presentation on the prevalence of gang activity in the territory at the meeting. The general public is invited to attend. Dinner will be served. For more information call Alice Krall at 227-9319.JESS and GBS PTO Meeting Is May 12St. John Tradewinds The Cruz Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church is extending an invitation to the general public to join the 16th annual Health Fair on May 17 from 9 to 3 p.m. at the The Marketplace The objective of the fair is to educate the St. John community on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. The fair features free health screening, lifestyle counseling and vegetarian food sampling. Information on various health topics will be available. For more information call 693-7469 or 776-6640.Javon Jade Alfred Fun Day Is May 23St. John Tradewinds Deverall Alfred is hosting the Fourth Annual JJ Fun Day on SatAnthony has hosted the event each year since her seven-yearold son Javon Jade Alfred was hit by a truck and killed on his way home from school just days before Christmas in 2004. The afternoon will feature music, food, games and toys for kids and an American Legion Post 131 youth co-ed softball league game. Rotary Club St. John will also announce the winner of the JJ Alfred Scholarship during the Fun Day. “We’re doing this again this year to remind families to take time out for their loved ones and kids because you never get that time back,” said Alfred. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Skippers from across St. John and nearby islands are gearing up to set sail in the 10th Annual Commodore’s Cup on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10, in Coral Bay. Sponsored by Budget Marine and Cruzan Rum, the annual regatta is presented by all three of the island’s yacht clubs — Coral Bay Yacht Club, St. John Yacht Two days of sailing will deter mine winners in PHRF, CSA and pursuit classes. The winning captains from each class will then go head to head in small lasers for the chance at the Commodore Cup title. The skipper’s meeting for the race will be Friday evening, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Skinny Legs. Racing kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10. An awards ceremony is slated for Sunday evening, May 10, at Skinny Legs. The fun has already started, sale for a chance to win a 10-foot 15-horse power Yamaha outboard motor. All proceeds from the sale of unteer youth sailing program Kids And The Sea, St. John. Over more than 20 years, KATS St. John volunteers have taught countless chil dren marine skills and safety. and are available from KATS St. John participants and volunteers, and from St. John Hardware. Registration forms are available at St. John Hardware and Connections East and West. For more informa tion call Jim Swan at 693-8780. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Commodore’s Cup Is May 9-10

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12 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 Craig & Laurie Crandall Property Managersweb site: www.centuryhillestates.com email: crandall.laurie@yahoo.com tel: 340-779-1804 / 340-227-6688 (or 6699) St. John Tradewinds As part of their annual “Chem ist of the Year” and “Chemistry Instructor of the Year” awards, the ists selected St. John native Samuel Severin as the recipient for the state of Massachusetts. Severin is the son of Tony Severin and Joan Prisca Severin and is married to Paula Gibb Severin who is an Assistant Principal at Claremont Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended Julius E. Sprauve ing class of the St. Thomas/St. John Seventh-Day Adventist School. Samuel received Bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Medical Technology and Pre-Dentistry from Atlantic Union College in Lancaster, Massachusetts, a M. B. A. in Business from Webster University, a M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Worcester State college and D. M. D. in Dentistry from Tufts University. Severin worked as a Research Scientist at Gentrak System in Framingham, Massachusetts, makand later as assistant Chemist for Boyd’s Coating and Research in Hudson, Massachusetts, experirockets and missile parts for the He moved to Bermuda in 1989 where he commenced his education career as a science teacher chemistry teacher in the Bermuda school system. In 1995 Severin returned to Worcester, Massachusetts, and was recruited by the Worcester Public School Department to teach Advanced Placement Chemistry and Honors Chemistry. Severin was presented with the task of increasing the enrollment of students, especially minority He has been asked to be a member and advisor of the Advanced Placement and Honors Chemistry test writing committee and is presently involved in creating a common Chemistry Curriculum with a all the public high schools in the city of Worcester. His philosophy is that chemistry is the science that involves all aspects life so everyone could and should learn the basic concepts of Chemistry. This award is made to teachers who have: encouraged an interest innovative and inspirational teach ing; improving the image of chemist and chemistry; promoting extracurricular activities relevant to chemistry; and offering opportunities to students who might other wise miss the “chemistry” experience. Chemists has recognized Severin abilities. St. John Native Samuel Severin Honored by Institute of ChemistsSamuel Severin St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susie O’leary(L to R) Lyla Uzell, Steve-O Crumerine, Nate Emerick (inside the dog house), Nelson Uzell and Frank Cummings pitched in with Susie O’leary to construct six new dog houses for their furry friends at the St. John Animal Care Center. Volunteers Build Dog Houses for Local Animal Shelter

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St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 13 A Different Look at Island Life: “St. John Whackadoos”By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John artist Mike Kolb is channeling his creativity for laughs once again. While the furniture crafter and former gallery owner has created numerous cartoons in the past, he’s turned his wry sense of humor on St. John this time. Kolb’s newest project is called “St. John Whackadoos: We’re All Here ‘Cause We Ain’t All There,” a series of original cartoons celebrating the off-beat beauty of Love City. The playful images capture the laid-back atmosphere of the island, depicted in one piece by two men sitting under a palm tree discussing employment. “I’d get a job if they didn’t like, you know, make you show up at a certain time and do stuff,” reads the caption. Another cartoon pokes fun at the island. Two men lounging under a palm tree are discussing when to meet up again. ment,” reads the caption. “Say Tuesday at Skinny’s if it ain’t rainhungover.” Kolb’s talented pen isn’t just poised on St. John residents. Tour ists are featured in Kolb’s work as well. One cartoon shows a man and a woman sitting on the beach, the woman’s skin a bright shade of red. “I think you missed a spot,” is the man’s comment. Kolb’s pieces capture a simplicity and humor which are sure to come in handy when a laugh is just what is needed. The cartoons are $20 each and come woodmounted and ready to hang. Check place. Starfish Market is proud to Announce Our new Triple S Super Saver Program!Come by Starfish Market and sign up for your new Triple S Super Saver Card Between May 4th and May 9th, you receive your card instantly...Plus you’ll be automatically entered in our Shopping Spree Raffle. You could be the Lucky Winner of a 1 minute Shopping Spree! ITISDESIGNEDTOSTRETCHYOURFOODBUDGET! National Infant Immunization WeekApril 25-May 2, 2009Love them. Protect them. Immunize them. Car seat? Check. Baby gate? Check. Immunizations?....You do so much to make sure your children are safe. Why not make sure they get vaccinated against childhood diseases too? Remember, vaccinations are another important way to keep them safe and protected from serious diseases like mumps, whooping cough, and measles! Did you know that children need most of their vaccines before they are two years old? What are you waiting for?FREE IMMUNIZATIONS(gifts, educational materials, and vaccines while supplies last)FOR CHILDREN AGES 2 AND UNDERMay 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2009Call for an appointment 2:00pm-4:00pmSt. Thomas Immunization Clinic: 774-7477 St. John Immunization Clinic: 776-6400 St. Croix Immunization Clinic: 773-1311 Ext. 3253Sponsored by the Dept. of Health Immunization Program

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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 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-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: 26 Under Investigation: 24 Solved: 1 Rapes: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 14 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 Gov. Okays Bill Adjusting Constitution Convention Quorum RequirementsEditor, Heidi is the proprietor of a bar in Berlin. In order to increase sales, she decides to allow her loyal customers — most of whom are unemployed alcoholics — to drink now but pay later. She keeps track of the drinks consumed on a ledger, thereby granting the customers loans. Word gets around and as a result increasing numTaking advantage of her customers’ freedom from immediate payment constraints, Heidi increases her prices for wine and beer, the most-consumed bever ages. Her sales volume increases massively. A young and dynamic customer service consultant at the local bank recognizes these customer debts as valuable future assets and increases Heidi’s borrowing limit. He sees no reason for undue concern since he has the debts of the alcoholics as collateral. At the bank’s corporate headquarters, expert bankers transform these customer assets into drinkbonds, alkbonds and pukebonds. These securities are then stands what these abbreviations mean and how the securities are guaranteed. the securities become top-selling items. One day, although the prices are still climbing, a risk manager of the bank — subsequently, of course, come to demand payment of the debts incurred by the drinkers at Heidi’s bar. However they cannot pay back the debts. bankruptcy. Drinkbond and alkbond drop in price by 95 per cent. Pukebond performs better, stabilizing in price after dropping by 80 percent. The suppliers of Heidi’s bar, having granted her generous payment due dates and having invested in the securities are faced with a new situation. Her wine supplier claims bankruptcy, her beer supplier is taken over by a competitor. The bank is saved by the government following dramatic round-the-clock consultations by leaders from the governing political parties. The funds required for this purpose are obtained by a tax levied against the non-drinkers. Finally an explanation I understand. – Submitted by Z. Hruza, St. JohnFinancial Crisis Finally ExplainedLast week, the whales St. John Tradewinds clasabout 10 miles off the coast of St. Croix when he spotted the pod of about 20 whiles, was viewed by cetacean specialist Dr.Antonio A. Mignucci-Gian noni of Puerto Rico. Mignucci-Giannoni made the correction by along with melonheads and pigmy killer whales Miller. St. John Tradewinds Prior to departing the territory on Tuesday, April John deJongh signed a bill into law and acknowledged a resolution passed by the 28th Legislature during a recent session of the body. In a letter to Senate President Louis Patrick Hill, deJongh said he believes his favorable action on Bill 28-0030 would allow the Constitutional tory duties by decreasing the quorum required to conduct its regular business. “I point out, however, that this measure does not decrease the two-thirds vote required for that body to pass a proposed Constitution for presenta tion to the federal government and to the people of the Virgin Islands,” said the governor. DeJongh maintains that it is critical that more than a mere majority vote remain in place to pass such an important document. In other action last week, deJongh acknowledged Resolution 1732, Bill 28-0031 which reorganized and reestablished the Majority Caucus, memberships of the standing committees of the 28th Legislature and which amended Rules of the 28th Legislature and repealed Resolution 1731. DeJongh reiterated his pledge to work with the Legislature to improve the quality of life for the people of the Virgin Islands.“that this measure does not decrease the two-thirds vote required for that body to pass a proposed Constitution for presen tation to the federal government and to the people of the Virgin Islands.”– Governor John P. deJongh

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St. John Tradewinds’ Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department’s Leander Jurgen St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 15 More Questions About Ferry Rates and FeesEditor, A town meeting regarding St. John ferry rates and V.I. Port Authority issues led by Senator Barshinger’s Westin. I came out a bit more confused than when I arrived although I did acquire quite a bit of information which makes me see why citizens are left almost completely in the dark. The PSC granted ferry rate increases to the only franchised and public marine transportation system in the Virgin Islands, a joint venture consisting of Varlack Ventures and Transportation Services, of St. John. Also addressed at the meeting were Port Authority increases which would charge an additional fee to help cover the costs of building the Red Hook facility. All of these fees would only apply to Red Hook to Cruz Bay passengers and barge users. The problem is why all these things were not planned for long ago or why now, after almost two years, has the Port Authority decided that it needs more money or why rates have to go up. The primary question and concern for St. John resident is that the Port Authority is attempting to balance their books on the backs of St. John residents and why the franchises are allegedly operating in the red. The Port Authority stated that it had to pay for a $15 million facility. Most believe that there was some federal funding for this project. If true, then the Port Authority is asking rate payers to help pay for some Port Authority instituted a per-vehicle minimum fee of $3 for barge use. Larger vehicles pay more. How much has that program collected thus far and when If the fee is to help pay for the facility, then there must be an estimated date where collections equal payback. Apparently, that fee is not enough to cover expenses so another $.25 per-passenger fee is proposed for ferry users. People are confused because we have no idea what the Port Authority wants or needs. There must have been a payback plan when the facility was built. I would like to see several things, all of which would be public information: what was the exact total cost to build the Red Hook facility; how much of that was federally funded; what is the amount of the Port money; what are the estimated years of payback; and the amount per year required to pay it back. Also, what monthly income does the Port Authority receive from all sources to fund the Red Hook facilA simple amortization plan could show citizens what they are paying for and if the fees exacted at Red Hook are truly being used to fund that project alone. The same scenario as above would help residents understand what they are paying for. The ferry franchise has a budget. What is that yearly budget and what is the exact (no estimates please) number of pasAdd 8 percent of the total expenditures (the maxiestablish the per-passenger ferry rate so that the ferry less than the math, the ferry companies would deserve an increase. The PSC requires reduced rates for school children, seniors, commuters and a bulk rate for government workers. This reduction does not change the fact that the franchise still has to charge a per-passenger rate PSC-required rate reductions have to be made up somehow According to the lawyer for the franchises, that money should come from federal transportation funds as a required mass transportation subsidy. Also, according to the lawyer, these funds were never received by the franchises at any time in the history of the franchise. The panel assembled at the meeting showed some confusion as to where that money would come from but in the end agreed that it should come from Public The franchises took it upon themselves to apply a $2 fee per parcel of luggage to make up what they claim that fee. With the approved PSC rate increases, that fee will also rise to $3 giving new legitimacy to a fee the franchises originally chose to charge. During the meeting, the lawyer for the franchise stated that the franchise serves between 1.5 and 2 milhundred thousand passengers is too huge a span to not be exact about. The new PSC-approved rates vary from $7 to $2 but on average are $4.50. Assuming the passenger numbers, ferry collections would be between $6.75 and $9 million. Adding luggage fees to an assumed number of 1 million passengers (the number who visit St. John every year) this would add $6 million more (to and from St. John) or between $12.75 and $15 million. bers would have to be broken down. How many chilWhat citizens need to see are the audited books of ditures and number of passengers. As a public entity, as the franchise lawyer claims, these are public records. I am sure the PSC must have used some sort of calculation to determine the rate increases. Just how There are too many questions left unanswered. Citizens who are paying for public transportation have a right to know exactly what they are paying for. Paul Devine, St. John

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“Rather than producing a crop of several hundred seeds with only 10 percent not taken, you have zero seeds, meaning the fecundity is effectively zero,” Ray said. “You have that repeated many, many times across a densely distributed population and you can wipe it out.” Rapid Attack In a little more than nine years, about two-thirds of the island’s century plants have been wiped out from the weevil, explained Ray. “We had somewhere over 10,000 on the island, and probably even a lot more than that, before the attack,” he said. “I would be surprised if we haven’t lost at least two-thirds of the plants. That is less than a decade it took for the century plant to go from a very common plant of semi-arid conditions to something that is becom ing uncommon.” And the outlook doesn’t look promising. Entire Species at Risk “When you combine the manner of the attack of the agave weevil and the life cycle of the agave, it means death to the whole species,” Ray said. While century plants are not yet critically endangered, Ray foresees this happening in a very short amount of time. To prevent genetic extinction, he’s been collecting seeds and shipping them to botanical gardens throughout the Caribbean. “If you were to graph the population decline, you could project that in as little as a decade, agaves will be in a range of critical endangerment,” said Ray. “It’s better now to distribute where we can because you want to maximize the genetic information if you want to save the species.” Saving Genetic Information Ray’s seeds will go into botani cal gardens’ living collections and be recognized as plants endemic to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The botanist is also trying to transplant agave trees to off-shore cays, but is unsure of how effective that plan will be. “The plants will still be fairly vulnerable since the weevil was transported from St. John to Tor tola by the wind so it could really go in any direction,” said Ray. While it remains to be seen if anything can be done to save the Agave Missionum species, stricter regulations on the importation of plants, might stave off a future super pest infestation, according to Ray. “Whenever you bring in plants, there is a chance of bringing in insects,” said Ray. “We have a multitiered problem to deal with and I don’t think we’re event at square one yet. Hawai’i has adopted some pretty strong regulations and they are doing much better than we are at stopping the threat.” More Regulations Needed “I think we have to start heading in that direction,” Ray said. As Ray scrambles to do his part to ensure the survival of the island’s native Agave Missionum, he’s also enjoying the plant’s beauty. “I stood at Ram Head recently and looked across the south side of the island for evidence of the agave and we have precious few in is one of the most beautiful plants we have anywhere in the Caribbean.”16 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Gary Ray amount of nectar and pollen. Super Pests Continued from Page 3

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Monday, May 4 football league playoffs will be Monday, May 4, at Winston Tuesday, M ay 5 The V.I. Public Services Commission is hosting a meet ing on Tuesday, May 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the St. John Legislature building. Thursday, May 7 hosting a hearing on Thursday, May 7, at the St. John Legisla ture from 6 to 9 p.m. to inform residents about funds available from ARRA 2009. Friday, May 8 The second round of the St. playoffs will be on Friday evening, May 8, at Winston Wells Saturday, May 9 John’s Folly Learning Institute is celebrating 13 years of after-school and summer programs on Saturday, May 9, starting at noon at the school. Sunday, May 10 Love City’s eminent Calypsonian Chester “Mighty Groover” Brady is giving Moms on St. John a present for Mother’s Day. Tuesday, May 12 Both the Julius E. Sprauve School and Guy Benjamin School Parent Teacher Student Association will host a joint meeting on Tuesday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. at the JESS cafeteria. Sunday, May 17 The Cruz Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church is extending an invitation to the general public to join the 16th annual Health Fair on May 17 from 9 to 3 p.m. at the The Marketplace Sunday, May 17 are hosting a practice swim in preparation for the Beach to Beach Power swim on Sunday morning, May 17, at 8:30 a.m. at Maho Bay beach. Saturday, May 19 The 9th annual Wagapalooza will be Saturday, May 16, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Winston Saturday, May 23 Deverall Alfred is hosting the Fourth Annual JJ Fun Day on Saturday, May 23, from 11 Sunday, May 24 Friends of Virgin Islands 6th annual 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 24 6:13 p.m. A Coral Bay resident c/r that she was threatened by a male. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 7:40 p.m. A citizen c/r that her tenant removed her stove from her apartment and moved out without replacing it. Police assistance. Saturday, April 25 1:01 a.m. Badge #90 p/r recovered drug par aphernalia in the area of Joe’s Diner. Recovered drug paraphernalia. 2:47 a.m. A citizen c/r a female needed police assistance. Police assistance. Sunday, April 26 10:40 a.m. A citizen c/r an accident in Coral Bay. Auto accident. 11:45 a.m. A citizen p/r that his laptop was removed from his vehicle. Grand larceny. 2:27 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone stole her purse. Petit larceny. 8:25 p.m. A citizen p/r that some unknown people are camping on her property in Estate Hansen Bay. Police assistance. Monday, April 27 11:45 a.m. An Estate Carolina resident c/r that her neighbor threatened her. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 1:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that she was threatened. Disturbance of the peace. 10:00 p.m. An employee of Island Blues c/r that a male was throwing stones at tourists. Distur bance of the peace. Tuesday, April 28 1:30 p.m. An Estate Carolina resident p/r that someone removed the stereo from his vehicle. Grand larceny. 2:35 p.m. Management of Westin Resort and Villas c/r that a guest lost a ring. Lost ring. 3:30 p.m. One male was picked up on a war rant by BVI Police by 402C and 402E. Warrant. 8:00 p.m. A citizen c/r that a man was bleeding in the area of FirstBank. Assault in the third. Wednesday, April 29 2:00 a.m. A citizen p/r that he was threatened by a male in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace, threats. someone stole her purse. Grand larceny. 2:00 p.m. A citizen p/r that her cousin came on her property and knocked over the surveyor’s sign. Trespassing. 2:10 p.m. A citizen r/ that someone was creat ing a disturbance in the area of Cruz Bay. Distur bance of the peace. 5:26 p.m. A citizen c/r that someone threat ened to kill her son. Disturbance of the peace. 8:20 p.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident c/r that someone had destroyed her garden. Destruction of property. Thursday, April 30 3:30 a.m. A Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center nurse c/r that a patient had attempt ed suicide. Attempted suicide. 11:04 a.m. Badge #90 p/r recovered stolen property and contraband on the Cruz Bay beach. Recovered stolen property and contraband. 3:50 p.m. A citizen c/r that her house was broken into. Police assistance. 10:30 p.m. A citizen p/requesting police assistance. Police assistance. 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, May 4-10, 2009 17St. John Tradewinds News Photo by William Stelzer A still shot from the Patton’s YouTube commercial shows a beautiful R&I Patton-created ring, above. Community Calendar Even the employees who had a part in its success, added Patton “All of our employees helped out by: helping create the super jewelry featured in the video; helping make the money to pay for the video by working hard at their jobs of goldsmithing and sales; and encouraging us to go for it,” said Patton. Check out the R&I Patton commercial at their website pattongold.com, or stop by the store in Mongoose Junction.R&I PATTON Goldsmithing Hits YouT ubeContinued from Page 7

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18 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 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 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.COUNTRY STARSACROSS 1 Cartography creation 4 Mrs. William McKinley 7 Aim high 13 Almodvar and Martinez 19 Gland above the kidney 21 Glimmers 22 “Misty” composer Garner 23 “Taos Pueblo” painter 25 Queasy feeling 26 Bodies of warships 28 Craftsman 29 Baldwin of “The Juror” 30 Get hitched 31 Lead singer of the Main Ingredient 34 Singer Judd cism 38 — Tac (breath mint) 40 Eminence 43 Be off-base 44 Kind of saxophone 49 “Penguin Island” novel ist 53 Make it through 55 Bruins’ sch. 56 Gulf relative 57 — and ends 59 Did in 60 Actress Saldana 63 Parisian gal pals 64 Hay bundlers 65 1991-2001 president of the National Organization for Women 69 Go in circles 72 “Amazing” paranormal debunker 73 Altogether 77 Tick by 78 First drawing class, perhaps 79 In bad health 81 Like a long, slithery 84 NBA legend 88 Pig’s noise 91 Fox or Crow 92 Big racket 93 Pontiac sports car 96 Torture 98 “Medical Center” costar 103 U-Haul vehicle 105 Cain’s victim 108 In a glaringly vivid way 109 Fancy hotel lobbies 111 Movie theater 113 To-do list 114 “Annie John” novelist 117 Remitted 118 Big name in frozen fries 119 In an enthusiastic way 120 Said grace, e.g. 121 Unrepentant individu al 122 “Don’t — step further!” 123 The “S” of GPS: Abbr. DOWN 1 — Carta 2 “Have I got — for you!” 3 Cooked in a sauce of tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil 4 “Picnic” dramatist William 5 Podium 6 — carte 7 Posed questions 8 Mets’ old stadium 9 Gore 10 Surge, as of new arrivals 11 Book like a dict. or ency. 12 Ending for Vietnam 13 Boy in Booth Tarkington novel titles 14 Muse of love poetry 15 Celtic priest 16 Martini’s wine partner 17 Fake fat in some chips 18 Street lingo 20 “Fanny” author Jong 24 Not closed, in poetry 28 Golden — (retirees) 30 Reception amenity 32 Offspring producer 33 — Lingus 35 Juan’s gold 36 Tillis or Allen 37 Cell material 38 Pulled tight 39 Foot fraction 41 Birds — feather 42 Dryly funny 44 Class cutter 45 Villain 46 A dozen minus three 47 In charge of 48 Cardinal and 67-Down 51 Roving 52 Ovid’s 403 54 City-related 58 About-face from NNW 61 Irks greatly 62 Beef bovine 63 “— a stinker?!” 66 Lyricist Gershwin 67 Crimson 69 Arbiters 70 Lena of “Chocolat” 71 Poi root 74 Stuffed toys 75 Jai — (cousin of hand ball) 76 Footballer Swann 79 McKellen of “Richard III” 80 Shepherded 83 Comic actor Amsterdam 85 That fellow 86 Spree 87 Beatle bride 90 Alternate wd. spelling 93 Cable network that reruns old series 94 Flower part 95 Accomplish 97 Veep John — Garner 98 Choker part 99 More gigantic 100 Concert site 101 — Moore (stew brand) 102 The Munster boy 103 Bishop’s deputy 104 Roadside rescue gp. 106 Dickinson or Post 107 — -slipper (orchid) 110 Make fun of 111 “Bye-bye!” 112 Actress Swenson 114 — A. Bank (menswear retailer) 115 Magnate Onassis 116 Pub barrel PREMIER Crossword

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St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 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 776-6857Get a Tan and a Paycheck!keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing watersports company has immediate openings: One bedroom, one bath cottage, AC in bedroom, W/D, Fully furnished, freshly painted, walk to town, located directly behind Grand Bay, $1,300 + utilities, smoking. 240-460-8609 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING?GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds340-776-6496 2+br 1ba house for rent in Coral Bay. Flat lot w/fruit trees. $1,225. 693.3399 RE Scenic Properties 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Apartments town $1300.00; One bedroom /Bethany $900.00; One bedroom condo no pets $1250.00; One bedroom/w/d/ pool/furnished $1700.00; One bedroom/w/d/furnished/ in town $2000.00; Two bedroom condo/washer/no pets $1600.00; Two bedroom/w/d pool $2300.00; Three bedroom + loft/three bath/w/d $2100.00 ; Three bedroom/ two bath/pool/w/d $2200.00; Three bedroom/one bath $2000.00 Coral Bay One bedroom house w/d open 5/1 $1000.00; Two bedroom house/ washer $1700.00 1 BD apartment, fully furnished, A/C in BD, parking, smoking. $1,000 per month and utilities. 514-6611. advertising@tradewinds.vi St. John Community Crisis Center is offering Free Classes as part of our Integrative Healing Service. Starting May 11 at 6 pm for women 18 years and older Healthy Communication. This Program offers Women the tools for healthy ways of communication and self care in a relationship. For more details and to reserve your place call 693-7233 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) $1950/ 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 The Lumberyard Down Town Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessCommercial Space AvailableFor Space Call Nick 771-3737 Cruz Bay, 2 Bd/2 Bath, excellent views, washer/ dryer, $2500. Call Ron at 340-513-9025 or email rdoh@aol.com 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 ------------0-----------DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840 PUBLIC NOTICE ------------0-----------DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840 PUBLIC NOTICE

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20 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 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 00831 BankingFirstBank 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/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 MarketplaceExcursionsSerenaSea 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 Friedenberg InsuranceTheodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comInterior DesignMary 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 Join the S t. John Tradewinds Family of Avertisers! Call 776-6496.

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St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 2009 21 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 . Classieds 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 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. FOR SALE: Rigid Cabinet table saw $200; Rigid 5’ Jointer $150; Workhorse Tile Saw $50; All in great condition.. OBO..and must go 5/3-5/6. Jonny 643-6936 Retiring Photographer: Big Photo Equipment Sale! Lighting equipment, tripods, medium and 35 mm format cameras and lenses, posing stool, posing tables, canvas backgrounds, portable 9 ft. wide background stand, and more. Call Tony @ 776-6316 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 Looking for owner of abandoned boat in Chocolate Hole. Contact Jason at (847) 571-2591 Boat Type: Hobie Miracle 20’ Boat CCMP0286H394 NISSAN PATHFINDER 4WD, auto, 20” chrome rims, black, tint, CD, sun roof, 135k, runs great! PRICE REDUCED! $7,900. 340-690-2420.

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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 LISTINGSPLUMB GUT – 1bd/1bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage & workshop. Nestled in lush setting on eastern side of Bor deaux. $574,000. 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 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. 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. GLUCKSBERG – Gentle grade, ac., lg. trees. $195 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. CALYPSO del SOL – Very successful rental villa with excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay and St. James islands. Newer masonry home with 3 bedrooms / 3 baths, large screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool and hot tub. Deeded access to Chocolate Hole beach and dinghy launch area. $2,445,000. 22 St. John Tradewinds, May 4-10, 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 ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral Bay. Two separate units. $729,000 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 QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many amenities. $1,999,000 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 NEW! MONTE BAY Spectacular waterfront home in Klein Bay. Views over Rendezvous Bay from all 4 bdrms, pool deck, workout room & spa. Separate 2 BR cottage. $3,850,000 BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $749,900 UPPER CAROLINA Expansive Coral Bay views. Live in the lower apartment while adding 2nd unit above and/or completing the planned 4BR/4BA pool villa. $375,000 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 RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths. Beautiful landscaping. $1,095,000 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 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 CONTRACTEDC ONDO S C O M M E R C I A L DREAM CATCHER successful short term rental, 3 BR/3BA; views of Great Cruz Bay, impressive swimming pool. $1,650,000 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with Sunset Views! 5 BD/ 5 BA with pool & spa. PRICE SLASHED $600K TO $1,195,000.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 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 TEMPTRESS 2 bedroom suites, pod style, impressive kitchen, private decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,650,000 CONTRACTED CONTRACTED GALLOWS POINT CONDOMINIUMS! ST. JOHN’S ONLY OCEANFRONT CONDOS! 2 Upper floor loft units available, 1 of a kind complex. Excellent rental program, ocean & harbor views, tastefully appointed & a/c. $980,000 & $1,275,000 CHARMING SERENDIP STUDIO Panoramic sunset views, small complex with lush tropical gardens, on site management, pool and established rental program. $265,000 PALM JEWELERS High end jewelry store in prime Cruz Bay location. $475,000 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Upscale gallery of designer jewelry, fine art, & distinctive home decor. Located in Mongoose Junction. Established (25+yrs), successful and turn-key. $300,000 DELI GROTTO! Consistent sales growth, deli & internet cafe in prime commercial space. Catering to tourists & residents, baked goods, beer, breakfast & lunch menu. $475,000 MARINA MARKET SITE, zoned B-2! One of a kind commercial real estate, 2,999 sq. ft. building and adjacent parking area. Offering a variety of business uses. $995,000 COMPUTER EXPRESS has a solid reputation and offers quality service as an established computer repair business. Owner willing to train purchaser. Attractive owner financing! $189,000 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. “ L’AUTRE MONDE” Breathtaking views! 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