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St. John tradewinds

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Title:
St. John tradewinds
Alternate title:
Saint John tradewinds
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Tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
Place of Publication:
St. John V.I
Publisher:
[Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.]
Tradewinds Newspaper Inc.
Publication Date:
Copyright Date:
2008
Frequency:
Weekly[1998-]
Monthly[ FORMER <1979-1987 (Jan).>]
Bimonthly[ FORMER 1987 (Feb)-1997]
bimonthly
regular
Language:
English
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v. : ill. ; 35 cm.

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Newspapers -- Saint John (V.I.) ( lcsh )
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newspaper ( sobekcm )
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United States Virgin Islands -- Saint John

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Description based on: vol. 3, no. 5, May 1979; title from caption.
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Successor to The St. John Drum.

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June 8-14, 2009
� Copyright 2009


ST. JOHN


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


After Eight Years,
North Shore Road
Project Slated
To Start This Fall
Page 5


PSC's St. John

WAPA Hearing

Draws Three

Residents Only
Page 3


Creek Revitalization
Plan Not Yet Ready
for Public Review
Page 4


Coral Bay Triangle
Getting Facelift
Page 8


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott
GBS Takes to the Street in Protest


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The halls of Guy Benjamin School were just
about empty on Thursday, June 4, as parents
kept students home as part of a planned Par-
ent Teacher Organization protest to demand the
hiring of Jane Roskin.
About 10 GBS PTO members, parents and
students stood outside the school holding post-
ers which read "We Need Mrs. Roskin At Our
School - No More Excuses," and "Together
We Can Make Guy Benjamin Great." There
were only about 18 of the 100 students in at-


tendance on June 4.
Roskin taught at the small Coral Bay el-
ementary school for 17 years until 2004, when
she was abruptly transferred to Addelita Can-
cryn Junior High School on St. Thomas. After
a battle with the Department of Education and
facing potential firing, Roskin was reportedly
encouraged to retire, which she did.
After teaching at the Gifft Hill School for
two years - during which time Governor John
deJongh was elected and a new Department
of Education Commissioner was appointed
Continued on Page 2


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Page 3
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DPNR Offering Boating Registration

and Fishermen Licensing on St. John


St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning
and Natural Resources advises
the public that all boating reg-
istration and commercial fish-
ermen licensing for 2009-2010
will be conducted on St. John at
the department's office on the
third floor of The Marketplace
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Recreational boat and moor-
ing registration will be on June
9, 11, 23, and 25. Commercial
fishermen licensing and boat


registration will be on July 14.
After July 14, fishermen
must register at the Division of
Fish and Wildlife on St. Thom-
as at 6291 Estate Nazareth, Red
Hook from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Commercial fishermen reg-
istering must have their 2009-
2010 commercial catch reports
submitted to be eligible to re-
new the permit. Contact the Di-
vision of Fish and Wildlife 775-
6762 on St. Thomas for further
information.


(L to R) Siela and Donna Matthias, Gwen Hyndman and Lois Simmonds show their
support for Jane Roskin.


Demanding the DOE Hires Ms. Roskin,


GBS PTO Takes to the Street in Protest


Continued from Cover
- Roskin was informed that she
would be hired back by the de-
partment, according to GBS PTO
president Lois Simmonds.
"She quit her job at the Gifft
Hill School, where she was well-
respected and well-loved, expect-
ing to be hired by the Department
of Education and return to GBS,"
said Simmonds. "It never happened
though and no one has said why."
For the past two years, Roskin
has been the Reading First coach
for GBS, but she is still not an em-
ployee of DOE. Instead, Roskin's
salary has been paid with special
funds from private sector dona-
tions, Simmonds explained.
In addition to the Reading First
position, there will be two more
vacancies at GBS next year as both
the first grade and second grade
teachers are retiring at the end of
this school year. GBS PTO offi-
cials and parents want Roskin to
be hired as the school's first grade
teacher.
"The teachers want her, the par-
ents want her, the principal wants
her, the students want her, she lives
in Coral Bay and she wants to be
here," said Donna Matthias, whose
two daughters attend GBS. "It
seems like a no-brainer."
PTO officials, however, have


not gotten a clear answer to why
Roskin hasn't been hired yet, ac-
cording to Simmonds.
"We've called everyone from
the governor, superintendent and
the commissioner, and everyone
gives us a different story," Sim-
monds said. "They say she isn't
qualified, which is not true. They
say she hasn't gone through the
process, which isn't true."
"These statements are coming
from the department and the gov-
ernor of the Virgin Islands - the
same governor who said when he
was campaigning that education is
his number one priority," said Sim-
monds. "There are excuses after
excuses and that is not fair."
Matthias talked to DOE Com-
missioner Dr. Laverne Terry per-
sonally and still didn't get any an-
swers, she explained.
"I spoke to the commissioner
last week and asked her how I can
help get Ms. Roskin hired and she
said, 'you can't,'" said Matthias.
"She said, 'you're not sitting in that
room when the hiring happens.'
She basically told me parents don't
have a voice, but she is wrong."
"I'm here to tell her that parents
do have a voice," Matthias said.
Another excuse Matthias heard
from Commissioner Terry for
Roskin not being hired was that the


DOE is fulfilling transfer requests,
explained the GBS parent.
"Let's be honest now, there are
no St. Thomas teachers who are
requesting to be transferred all the
way out to Guy Benjamin School,"
said Matthias.
As an alumnus of the school,
Matthias' husband, Ernest Mat-
thias, takes matters at GBS to heart,
he explained.
"This is my school - this was
my foundation," said Ernest Mat-
thias. "This school means a lot to
me and Ms. Roskin is an amazing
teacher. We have students with
needs and we need to put politics
aside and do what's right for the
students."
GBS PTO members and parents
have had enough, explained Sim-
monds.
"Here we have a teacher that
wants to teach and lives right here,"
said the GBS PTO president. "In
the meantime, the department is
recruiting teachers from Jamaica
and the Philippines. The PTO is
tired of the run around and we want
her in the classroom educating our
children."
Simmonds urged parents and
residents to call Senator at Large
Craig Barshiner's office at 693-
8061 to share their support for the
hiring of Roskin.


Communication Towers Public Hearing

Is Scheduled for June 11 on St. John
St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources has sched-
uled territorial public hearings on the Draft Telecommunication
Facilities Rules and Regulations.
The St. John public hearing will be at the Cruz Bay Legislature
building on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m.
Copies of the Draft Telecommunication Facilities Rules and
Regulations are available for review at DPNR's Marketplace loca-
tion on St. John, all public libraries, and libraries of the University
of the Virgin Islands. For additional information, contact the Divi-
sion of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, at 774-3320
or 773-1082.

GHS Senior Class Graduation June 11


St. John Tradewinds
The Gifft Hill School will
graduate 11 seniors on Thurs-
day, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. at
Caneel Bay Resort where First
Lady Cecile DeJongh will de-
liver the commencement ad-
dress.
The community is invited
to attend the ceremony for


the GHS' sixth graduating
class. The school will be gradu-
ating 11 seniors, all residents
of St. John: Evanna Chinnery;
Chade Edwards; Kerla Fes-
sale; Mathew Gibney; Zenobia
Howe; Tafari Ollivieri; Jes-
sica Samuel; Malik Stevens;
Denique Thomas; Shawana
Thomas; and Matty Trayser.


JESS and GBS Promotions Scheduled
The Julius E. Sprauve School will promote its ninth grade class
at a ceremony on Tuesday evening, June 9, at the Westin Resort
and Villas at 6:30 p..m. The Guy Benjamin School sixth graders
will graduate in a ceremony at the school's campus on Thursday
morning, June 11, at 10 a.m.

CAHS Class of 1985: 25th Anniversary
St. John Tradewinds
The Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) Class of 1985 is
readying for its 25th Anniversary Reunion in 2010. A meeting
has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, at CAHS
in Room 217A and class members are encouraged to attend. Plans
for the reunion as well as other social events will be discussed and
dues collected.
For more information contact Vernice Gumbs, at 690-4069 and
or email Juel Anderson, at jadeari@hotmail.com.







St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 3


PSC's St. John Hearing on WAPA Draws Three Residents


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A Monday evening, June 2,
Public Services Commission pub-
lic hearing at the St. John Legisla-
ture drew only three residents who
heard about the V.I. Water And
Power Authority's proposed base
rate increases.
The three Love City residents'
opinions were the sole St. John
voices heard by PSC officials con-
ducting the rate investigations into
the territory's water and electric
utility. The Monday meeting was
the first of three planned public
hearings; the PSC also hosted hear-
ings on St. Thomas and St. Croix
last week.
After working closely for weeks,
PSC and WAPA officials ham-
mered out an agreement to hike the
average residential electric bill 5.7
percent, the average commercial
eltrical bill 6.1 percent and the av-
erage water bill 12.7 percent.
PSC officials decided to com-
bine the routine five-year investi-
gation into WAPA's electric rates
with the first investigation into the
authority's water rates since 1994.
After being raised 9.7 percent in
2003, the electric rates were actu-
ally decreased 5 percent in 2004.
Under the proposed agreement
- which has not been accepted by
PSC's appointed hearing examiner


Attorney Kathleen Mackay or vot-
ed on by the commission's board
of directors - the increases to
WAPA's electrical rates are based
on an average residential customer
consumption of 500 kilowatt hours
each month.
With that scenario, the proposed
base rate hike would increase an
average person's bill from $121.37
to $128.34, or about 5.7 percent.
The commercial electrical bill is
based on an average usage of 1,200
kilowatt hours per month. After all
costs are added, an average com-
mercial bill would increase from
$322.31 to $341.92, or about 6.1
percent, under the proposed agree-
ment.
The average water consumption
per person as determined by WAPA
is 2,400 gallons per month with the
first 1,000 at one rate and usage for
additional 1,000 gallons and more
at a different rate.
The proposed agreement would
raise the first 1,000-gallon rate
from $14.90 to $17.58, and after
that from $16.90 to $19.64, per
thousand gallons. That adds up to a
12.7 percent increase in an average
person's monthly water bill.
"We must balance the interest
of the rate payer and the interest
of the public," said Attorney Boyd
Sprehn, a PSC counsel. "WAPA
must maintain independent water


St. JohnTradewindsNews Photo by Jaime Elliott


WAPA Executive Director Hugo Hodge, at right, explains
the authority's proposed rate hike.


and electrical production. Many of
the goals and objectives of both the
PSC and WAPA were similar and
it was possible for the parties to
agree to an overall settlement."
The agreement includes funds
for WAPA to investigate alterna-
tive energy sources and move
away from its dependence on oil,
explained Sprehn.
WAPA is also mandated to com-
plete a management assessment
audit within 18 months and reduce
line loss, according to the attorney.
The three residents who did at-
tend the public hearing explained


how high electric rates can drive
people out of business.
"I feel this is a tremendous
burden on the taxpayers and busi-
nesses," said Albert Willis. "Last
summer the price went as high as
50-cents a kilowatt hour when you
added up all the charges. It almost
put a lot of people out of busi-
ness."
"Over all these years, I haven't
seen the service you provide in-
crease as our rates have increased,"
Willis said. "There were so many
lost opportunities and hopefully
this time WAPA will take advan-



2009 RAIN

DATA

at Trunk Bay


May Rainfall
9.05 Inches

Average
May Rainfall
4.17 Inches

Total YTD Rainfall
15.97 Inches

Average YTD
Rainfall
13.65 Inches


tage of the opportunity to improve
service."
The proposed base rate increases
are not related to the Levelized En-
ergy Adjustment Clause (LEAC)
which fluctuates according to the
market price of crude oil and can
drive up electric bills.
In order to lessen electric bills,
WAPA must end or at least lessen
its oil dependency, explained the
authority's executive director
Hugo Hodge.
"To ward against high rates in
the future, we have to get off our
dependency on oil," said Hodge.
"Our goal is to create other sources
of energy."
WAPA is exploring construct-
ing a reverse osmosis plant in the
Coral Bay area to produce between
1,000 and 2,000 gallons a day to
start water distribution on the east-
ern portion on St. John.
The authority has already re-
ceived a grant for more than
$900,000 for the project and ex-
pects to be approved for a second
grant shortly, Hodge explained.
The WAPA executive director
declined to comment on a potential
site for the R/O plant in the Coral
Bay area, but hoped to find an in-
expensive parcel in order to use
most of its funding for the actual
construction of the plant, accord-
ing to Hodge.




INDEX
Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ............ 19, 21
Community Calendar .........18
Commander's Bugle Call ...10
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules ............... 18
Guest Opinion................... 15
Just My Opinion ..................13
Letters ......................... 15-16
O bituaries......................... 17
Police Log ...................... 17
Real Estate ...................21-23



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Cruz Bay Creek Revitalization Plan Not Yet Ready for Public


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
Changes are still being made to
the plans for the beautification of
the Cruz Bay Creek, and it could
be another month or more before
plans are presented to St. John
residents.
St. Thomas-based architecture
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however. VIPA did not provide in-
formation on when the authority
would next meet with the archi-
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"We have to get information to
the Port Authority this week, and
then we will be moving forward,"
deJongh Associates founding
partner Robert deJongh said last
week.
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plan called for the opening of
Enighed Pond to parking, pro-
viding 150 much-needed parking
spots in Cruz Bay, during the revi-
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The only other specific detail
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is the possibility of relocating the
Customs facility to the opposite
end of the Creek, closer to the V.I.
National Park dock.


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Honeymoon Beach on St. John on Wednesday, June 4.
Police were dispatched to that location just before 12 p.m. June
4 and encountered a woman unresponsive on the beach. The vic-
tim was identified as Linda Padgett of North Carolina, who was
staying at Bluebeard's Beach Club on St. Thomas.
VIPD officials said Padgett and her husband were on a tour
that stopped at the beach to snorkel. Sometime later the husband
returned to the boat and Padgett continued snorkeling. According
to witnesses someone began shouting for help and Padgett's body
was subsequently pulled from the water.
St. John Rescue transported the victim to the Myrah Keating
Smith Community Health Center where she was pronounced dead
by medical staff. According to EMS there were no visible signs of
trauma to the body. The victim suffered from arthritis, high blood
pressure and fibromyalgia and was taking several medications, ac-
cording to Foy.
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The deadline to apply is Fri-
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8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily.
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St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 5


After Eight Years, North Shore Road Project Slated To Start This Fall


By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
After eight years of planning
and preparation, the island's
weathered and worn North Shore
Road will receive much-needed
repairs beginning in September.
"The Virgin Islands National
Park has been planning this proj-
ect with Federal Highway Admin-
istration for the past eight years,"
said V.I. National Park Superin-
tendent Mark Hardgrove. "North
Shore Road has not been paved
for over 16 years and the road is
in bad need of repairs."
The North Shore Road Reha-
bilitation project is scheduled to
begin mid-September and be fin-
ished within a year and a half, ac-
cording Hardgrove.
"The project is expected to take
between 12 and 18 months," he
said.
$2 Mil. from ARRA Funds
The project was originally
funded at $4.9 million but because
construction costs have nearly
doubled over the past eight years,
its current budget of $8.1 million
passed earlier this year, the super-
intendent explained.
The $4.9 million of Federal


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


The road project will include resurfacing more than eight miles of North Shore Road and
improving drainage in VINP parking areas.


Highway funds collected from gas
taxes in the U.S. was enhanced
by $1.2 million from National
Park Service Fee income col-
lected within the national park for
the use of Trunk Bay and its 212
boat moorings, according to Hard-


grove. He said the additional $2
million came from stimulus funds
as part of the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act.
"We are really pleased to an-
nounce that the project was funded
and enhanced," Hardgrove said.


"It has been a real partnership not
only in the planning of this proj-
ect, but in the funding as well."
The scope of the project con-
sists of the rehabilitation and re-
surfacing of 8.1 miles of North
Shore Road as well as resurfac-


ing and drainage improvements
within the VINP Headquarters and
Visitors Center parking area.
Among the projects slated for
North Shore Road are: full and
partial width pavement reconstruc-
tion; asphalt paving and anti-skid
surface treatment; shoulder stabi-
lization; new signage and striping;
and drainage improvements.
"There will be some major ren-
ovations," Hardgrove said. "The
paving of the entire road will only
take a few months, but preparing
the road for paving will take some
time."
Sealed bids are now being ac-
cepted for the project, Hardgrove
said. Bid documents became
available for download on June 2
at: http://www.efl.fhwa.dot.gov/
contracting/Documents. aspx.
The work should proceed 60
days after a contract is awarded,
which is slated for July 7, ex-
plained Hardgrove.
The superintendent said at least
one lane will remain open onNorth
Shore Road during all times.
"We may hit some exciting
times in season," Hardgrove said.
"But the contract allows for no
more than a five minute wait."


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Cruz Bay Watersports crew pose with the eminent group of divers including Buzz Aldrin
and Scott Carpenter for a historical journey aboard Blast.


Local Watersports Company

Hosts 40-Year Reunion of Tektite


By Michael J Tyzbir
Special to St. John Tradewinds
On the morning of Wednesday, May 15, the 42-foot
Blast, one of Cruz Bay Watersports' fleet of custom
vessels, departed from its home on the Weston Resort
and Villas dock, heading on a historical journey that
may not be duplicated again.
The destination was Lameshur Bay, and the reunion
of the guests on Blast was to commemorate the At-
lantis Seafloor Colony Project undersea experiments
which took place in 1969 and 1970 at the Tektite I and
II sites, undersea structures where up to a half dozen
aquanauts lived and learned much about the aquatic
world and the mysteries it holds.
On board was a dive team that would make Jacques
Cousteau envious. Buzz Aldrin, aquanaut and astro-
naut, and 24 other companions once again explored
the remains of the undersea colony established 40
years ago.
Preparing for Space Under the Sea
Astronauts were included in the project because
they prepared for their weightlessness in space by
scuba diving and simulating tasks under water. Aldrin
displayed expert diving skills, as one would expect
from the second man to walk on the moon.
Although not diving, Scott Carpenter, another
name synonymous with sea and space, was there for
the reunion. Carpenter was the first to set a record in
the colony's SEALAB and, for those too young to re-
member, was one of the original seven astronauts on


the Mercury space shuttle.
"Tektite was the first nationally sponsored scien-
tists-in-the-sea program," said Carpenter. "It was a
cooperative government-industry-university effort
that took place in Lameshur Bay, St. John, Virgin
Islands in 1969-70. One goal of the program was to
show that saturation diving from an underwater labo-
ratory could be done efficiently, safely, and at a rela-
tively small cost, using a breathing mixture of nitro-
gen and oxygen."
"During Tektite II, General Electric rebreathers
were used which greatly extended the time that divers
could spend in the water away from the Tektite habi-
tat," Carpenter said. "Nine studies dealing with vari-
ous aspects of the ecology of coral-reef fishes were
carried out during Tektite I and II."
Another participant was Craig McLean, the dep-
uty for NOAA's Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
programs and administration, who was on hand be-
cause of similar undersea experiments performed by
NOAA. They presently have a site called Aquarius
based off the shores of Florida, which is used for on-
going lab experiments.
The members of the crew, Captain Justin Holt,
Captain James Gill, Michael Tyzbir, and Adrienne
Katz, all PADI dive instructors, said there is no de-
scribing the pride and excitement they felt for the op-
portunity to host the group. They were very grateful
to the Westin Villa Resorts and Cruz Bay Watersports
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St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 7


J'Nay Penn Graduates

As Valedictorian of IEKHS


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After years of hard work and
dedication, J'Nay Penn graduated
at the top of her class as Valedic-
torian from Ivanna Eudora Kean
High School last week.
The St. John teen is heading
to Pennsylvania University in the
fall where she'll major in graphic
design communication. The life-
long, self-styled computer nerd,
owed her success to her favorite
technology - the internet.
"I was always into computers,"
said Penn. "Regardless of com-
puter graphics, I've always been a
computer geek. That really helped
me to succeed."
Penn also strived to live up to
the standards set by her father,
Jose Penn.
"I was very motivated by my fa-
ther, who was the valedictorian of
his high school class," Penn said.


J'Nay Penn


"He really motivated me and I've
always tried to do my best. That's
what got me where I am today."
Penn also offered some advice
for younger students looking to
succeed.
"Do what you know and don't
be ashamed to ask for help," said
Penn. "And use the internet."


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Sprauve School's third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade
students.
The purpose of the endeavor was to sensitize
students to the unique importance of mangrove
swamps. Frank Bay, which offers an easily acces-
sible environment for students to study plant and
animal life, was the perfect location.


Additionally, Estern's work in Coconut Coast
Studio magnified and illustrated the beauty found in
the natural St. John habitat.
Students said they loved walking around the pond
and tracking the birds with binoculars and listening
to the artist explain her work.
The students found a good balance, according to
JESS reading teacher Mary Jo Wilder.
"The students learned balance between outside
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The Coral Bay Triangle now.


The future Coral Bay Triangle.


Coral Bay Triangle Getting A Face Lift


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Times - and roadside attractions - in Coral Bay are
a-changing.
The funky collection of signs arranged at the Coral Bay
triangle are gone, but a collaborative effort between area
business owners and the property owner is netting exciting
results.
The land at the intersection of Route 10, Centerline Road,
and Route 107, South Shore Road, often referred to as the
"triangle," is owned by the Moravian Church's Eastern West
Indies Province, which is based in Antigua.
For years business owners in the Coral Bay area have
erected signs on the land without permission or mainte-
nance. The Moravian Church leased the land last year to a
Florida-based development company called T-Rex, which
has plans to construct a marina, shopping complex and con-
dominiums, although no applications for permits for con-
struction are currently under consideration.
After agreeing to the long-term lease, the church's prop-
erty manager for the Virgin Islands took a look at the land
and determined that the Coral Bay comer was a liability.
"The comer was inundated with signs and more people
were asking for signs to be put up there," said Moravian
Church V.I. Conference property manager Samuel Rymer.
"After ascertaining what was there, it was determined to be
a liability and all the signs were taken down."
Instead of having the church dictate what to put at the


"I want to get this thing up as quickly
as possible. Once we have the design
complete and the materials and funds
together, we'll get together and get it
up. It will be like an old fashioned barn
raising."
- Samuel Rymer, Moravian Church property manager

prominent comer, Rymer took the opportunity to join forces
with the community, he explained.
"Instead of the conference saying what will go up there,
we wanted to come to the businesses to work together to
come up with a design everyone is happy with," Rymer said.
"It will be a win-win situation for the Coral Bay business
community and the conference."
Rymer designed a rough draft as a starting point for the
sign which featured a bench - similar to the iconic Skinny
Legs one which sat the comer for years - and directional
signs to the fire station and East End and Salt Pond, the gas
station and grocery stores.
From there, a team composed of area business owners
including architect Ken Yolman of Coral Bay Design Build
and Cheryl Geller of the Tourist Trap, created a welcome
sign design which incorporated the church's main concerns
and maintained a Coral Bay edge.


The design currently calls for a 13-foot central welcome
sign with directional information, a bench and overhanging
shade, with branches extending east and south. Each branch
has space for 16 two-foot-by-two-foot signs.
Every business which previously had a sign at the Coral
Bay triangle will be given space on the new sign structure
and additional businesses will be accepted on a first come,
first served basis, explained Rymer.
The new structure will be maintained by the community
and the design includes space for solar powered lights in the
future. A small maintenance fee will be assessed to business
owners who use space on the structure.
All eight Coral Bay business owners and Rymer approved
the general design at a Tuesday morning, June 2, meeting
at the Emmaus Moravian Church. Rymer was scheduled to
share the design with St. John Administrator Leona Smith
and Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works Ira
Wade last week.
The group is still tweaking the final design for the Cor-
al Bay sign structure and plan to meet with Rymer again
on Tuesday morning, June 16, at 11 a.m. at the church. A
materials list and cost analysis should be compiled by then
and the group expected to move forward with the project
quickly.
"I want to get this thing up as quickly as possible," Rymer
said. "Once we have the design complete and the materials
and funds together, we'll get together and get it up. It will be
like an old fashioned barn raising."


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Mother, Manager and College Grad:


Nedra Ephraim Earns Bachelor's Degree


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
As the store manager of Starfish
Market and a single mother, Nedra
Ephraim has plenty to keep her
busy - but that didn't keep her
from pursuing a higher education.
The St. Johnian - who has
worked at Starfish for 13 years -
recently graduated from the Uni-
versity of the Virgin Islands with a
bachelor's degree.
In 1996, one year after Star-
fish Market opened its doors in
the Boulon Center and right af-
ter Ephraim graduated from high
school, the teenager started work-
ing as a cashier in the store. Over
the next 13 years, she would put in
time in pretty much every depart-
ment, explained Starfish Market
and Mugar Enterprises owner Da-
vid Mugar.
"Nedra was only a teenager
when she started with us and she's
been with us the entire time," said
Mugar. "She's worked in almost
every department and she's been
the store manager for the past three
years now where she oversees 60
employees. She's an invaluable
member of our team."
Ephraim saw Starfish through a
time of considerable growth from
a small mini-mart to a full-service
grocery store.
"It's difficult to expand as quick-
ly as Starfish expanded," Mugar
said. "I have great respect for Ne-
dra and her ability to stay with us
when we were growing very, very
rapidly for years on end. It's not
easy to continually hire and train
people and have them do things
the Starfish way."


Nedra Ephraim

"We're very proud that she
stuck with us and she followed
through and got her education,"
said Mugar.
Ephraim also impressed Mau-
reen Carsel, which whom the UVI
student interned before graduat-
ing.
"I think it's absolutely amazing
what she's done, and especially as
such a young person," said Carsel.
"Her ability to learn and listen and
her determination to succeed re-
ally impressed me."
It was a scholarship offered to
employees by Mugar Enterprises
which prompted Ephraim to go
back to school, she explained.
"I started school a while ago
and I stopped going, but when
Starfish offered scholarships to
their employees, I took advantage
of it," said Ephraim. "They helped
pay for my tuition and I was going
full time. Then when I got preg-
nant, I started going part-time, but
I didn't stop."
The Starfish manager enjoyed
a lot of encouragement from the
company and the community.


"I had a lot of support from
Mugar Enterprises employees
who always told me to keep it up
and from all the guys here at the
store who used to offer me rides to
school when I needed it," Ephraim
said. "And of course my parents
and friends in the community con-
tinually gave me encouragement."
A number of people gave
Ephraim the support she needed to
keep going through long hours of
work and school and travel back
and forth to St. Thomas.
"Maureen Carsel helped me
with my internship," said Ephraim.
"Also Eddie Bruce, Jose Penn, my
first elementary school principal
Yvonne Wells, and Diane Walker
always told me to stick with it.
They really pushed me to com-
plete school."
Even with all the support and
encouragement from friends and
family, Ephraim had another
strong incentive to finish her de-
gree - her two-and-a-half-year
-old son.
"If it wasn't for my son, I don't
think I really would have stuck it
out," said Ephraim. "I didn't want
to give him any excuse to not go to
school himself. I didn't want him
to say, 'you didn't finish, so I don't
have to.'"
Since donning her cap and
gown, Ephraim has been enjoying
the end of classes and commuting
to UVI. She's happy to have her
degree in hand and have a job she
enjoys.
"I'm glad school is over and I'm
glad that I'm with Starfish Mar-
ket," said Ephraim. "It's a great
place to work."


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St. John completed requirements
for a bachelor of arts degree and
graduated from Maryville Col-
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vision host and best selling author,
was the speaker at commencement,
which was May 17 on the lawn be-
tween Sutton Science Center and
Anderson Hall.


Ramsey was also awarded an
honorary doctor of finance degree
during the evening's ceremonies.
In his address entitled "Hope,
Real Hope," Ramsey described
himself as a "regular guy" who re-
members what it was like to lose
hope.
To hold on to hope, he urged
them to avoid three specific ac-
tions in their lives: taking current
failures and projecting them into
their futures; placing their hope in
the wrong things, such as a diplo-


ma; and losing perspective, Ram-
sey explained.
"Ultimately, there is one place
designed to put your hope," said
Ramsey. "That hope-placing place
is the nail-scarred hands of Jesus.
When you place your hope there,
you will not be let down."
Riviere, a 2005 graduate of St.
John School on Gifft Hill, majored
in international business while at
the college. He is the son of Wil-
fred and Leah Riviere of Cruz Bay,
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Human Services Unveils New

Division Satellite Office on St. John


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
It's a new day at the Department
of Human Services, Assistant
Commissioner Michal Rhymer-
Charles told residents at an open
house reception at the depart-
ment's Cruz Bay office complex
on Wednesday, June 3.
Human Services officials were
on Love City to share information
with the public about new services
now offered by the satellite office
of the Division of Disabilities and
Rehabilitation Services.
The satellite office, which
will be open once a week, was
launched to fill a void felt by the
island's disabled residents. After
conducting a series of surveys with
persons with disabilities, the num-
ber one complaint DHS officials
heard was a lack of services on St.
John, explained Vernon Finch, ad-
ministrator for DHS' Division of
Disabilities and Vocational Reha-
bilitation.
"Persons with disabilities who
took our survey indicated a need
for transportation, employment
and training," said Finch. "We
are embarking on a new major
campaign, because we want to let
people know we are here to serve
them. That's why we're here to-
day."
Officials from the Division of
Disabilities and Rehabilitation


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Residents collect information from DHS officials at
the open house at the new Division of Disabilities and
Vocational Rehabilitation satellite office.


will be in the St. John office each
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until about
3 p.m. to offer services from voca-
tional training and counseling to
personal assistance and job place-
ment for persons with disability.
DHS is focusing on expanding
services to St. John residents, ex-
plained Rhymer-Charles.
"We will be utilizing every
available resource in the territory
to provide you with all the services
we can," said the DHS assistant
commissioner. "It's a new day at
the Department of Human Servic-


es. We know things weren't avail-
able in the past, but something has
to start."
"We're here listening to you and
we're going to be making improve-
ments," Rhymer-Charles said.
Citizens at the open house re-
ception also learned about services
available from the department's
Older Blind Program, which offers
adaptive aids, screenings and peer
counseling.
For more information about
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Marketplace Gym Reopens Under Original Management


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After ups and downs and closing its doors
for more than two months, the gym on the
third floor of The Marketplace in back in
business and members are happier than
ever.
Previously called Gym in Paradise, the
business originally opened shortly after con-
struction of the Marketplace shopping com-
plex itself was completed in 2004. The fit-
ness center was initially owned by St. John
Hardware owners Kate and Jim Swan and
Terry and Tom Bertolino.
The partners ran the business until Janu-
ary 2008 when they sold Gym in Paradise
to Mark Dallas, a New Jersey resident who
planned to relocate to Love City and run the
gym.
Dallas' plans changed and he tried unsuc-
cessfully to run the business from off-island.
After months of operating in the red - and
experimenting with cost saving measures
like cutting off the air conditioning - Dal-
las shut the gym in March.
After months of work getting the space
back to its former condition, the Swans and
Bertolinos re-opened the gym, now called


With the AC on and the walls painted, Hardware Abs is open for
business on the third floor of The Marketplace.


Hardware Abs, last month.
"We turned it back into the gym it was,"
said Jim Swan. "It's nice and neat and clean
again and the air conditioning is back on. All


the equipment is in working order and it's
been repainted."
The new, old owners also rearranged the
space and put the weights in a more promi-


nent location.
"The weights were difficult to get to before
so we've moved them back to where they are
easily accessible," said Swan. "We wanted it
to be more of a work out gym again, not just
full of machines."
The Swans also hired Trish Stalter as the
front desk assistant, who has gotten rave re-
views from Hardware Abs members.
"Trish is great," said Swan. "Everyone
loves her."
One thing that remains the same at the
gym is the fee structure. Monthly member-
ships are still only $65 and are available in
packages of multiple months up to a year,
for additional savings. The yoga room in the
back of the gym is available for rent as well.
While the St. John Hardware store owners
weren't looking to take on another business,
they are happy to be able to offer another
gym to St. John residents.
"Everyone is really happy," said Swan.
"It's nice to have the gym up and operating
and we're happy we could help."
Hardware Abs is open Monday through
Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For informa-
tion about renting the yoga room, call the
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Selengut Donates 2.2-Acre Nanny


Point to Trust for Public Land


St. John Tradewinds
Spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea from
Virgin Islands National Park will remain unspoiled
thanks to the generous donation of a 2.2-acre ocean-
front parcel to The Trust for Public Land.
Located on Nanny Point on the southeast coast
of St. John, the site was owned by Stanley Selengut,
owner of Maho Bay Campground and Estate Con-
cordia. Selengut donated the $2 million site to TPL,
which will in turn donate the property to the Na-
tional Park Service for inclusion in the VINP.
"The views from the point are simply stunning,"
said John Garrison, TPL's project manager in the
USVI. "It was incredibly generous of Mr. Selengut
to donate a site that could easily have been devel-
oped with high-end villas. We were thrilled to work
with him to preserve this very special place."
Selengut, who just turned 80, is regarded as one
of the fathers of "ecotourism." He is the founder
and owner of four eco-friendly beach resorts on the
island of St. John, and a partner with the National
Park Service in developing models and designs for
ecotourist resorts.
"I've been in the business for a long time and
this is the most beautiful piece of real estate I've
ever owned," Selengut said. "One of the things that
makes land super precious is preservation of the
viewshed. The views from the hillside are incred-
ible- you look down and see Nanny Point, and look
out and see the British Virgin Islands. It's a totally
unobstructed view."
The site is directly adjacent to VINP and park of-
ficials have already begun the process to expand the
boundary of the park to include the property, which
will be used as a scenic overlook.
"VINP was created by Congress in 1956 for its
outstanding scenic beauty and rich cultural heri-


"...this is the most beautiful piece
of real estate I've ever owned."

tage," said VINP superintendent Mark Hardgrove.
"I can think of no better gift to the American people
than Mr. Stanley Selengut's gift of Nanny Point to
the Trust for Public Land. This 2.2 acre site is the
home of some of the most breathtaking scenic views
and important native vegetation on St. John."
"The property is in good hands with the Trust for
Public Land, until the NPS completes the work on a
minor boundary adjustment," Hardgrove said. "On
behalf of the National Park Service I would like to
thank Mr. Selengut and the Trust for Public Land
for the important role they both continue to play in
the Virgin Islands."
Besides its outstanding views, Nanny Point is
known for its unusual vegetation.
"This acquisition will protect part of a newly dis-
covered population of Solanum conocarpum, an ex-
tremely rare and endangered plant which has been
proposed for listing on St. John," said Rafe Boulon,
chief of resource management for VINP. "The par-
cel also contains great examples of an uncommon
dry cactus community that is very rare for the V.I.
National Park."
TPL conserves land for people to enjoy as parks,
gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable
communities for generations to come.
Working in the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1999,
TPL has conserved eight sites on the three islands,
including the majority of Estate Maho Bay on St.
John, three additions to the Salt River Bay National
Park and Ecological Preserve on St. Croix, and a
renovation of a downtown park on St. Thomas.


Pastel a la Playa by Elyze Barthelemy


Student Artists Featured at

June Reception at Bajo El Sol


St. John Tradewinds
The June opening reception at
Bajo El Sol Gallery will feature
artwork by some of the island's
student artists on Friday evening,
June 12, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The students, as part of their
school curriculum, have both vis-
ited the gallery and were instruct-
ed by some of Bajo's professional
artists.
Join the artists of Bajo El Sol
Gallery upstairs in Mongoose
Junction and celebrate and encour-
age these fine young people.
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Just My Opinon
by Andrew Rutnik



Dealing With Disease of Addition

St. John Tradewinds of the addicts themselves. There are no delusions to
My chance encounter the other day with a street their addiction, only the cold hard reality that they
cocaine addict was at first met with my disdain, fol- must use despite an active conscience filled with guilt
lowed by the usual brush-off that is given to those and contempt.
who ply our streets and alleys looking for a dollar to Yet, they are in need of love, respect, compassion,
buy some food (drugs). and most of all recognition for who they are as a per-
Some of these individuals I have known or seen son, not the addict. To separate the addict from the
over the years and some I knew as children grow- person is the only way to communicate with the ad-
ing up in our small community. It has always been dicted.
easier for me to take an elevated position of moral Our current methods of dealing with this disease
high ground, to dismiss these losers as victims of their are not effective and lack compassion. Sending them
own ill-advised lives, and to see them not as the vic- off to jail only makes it more difficult for the addict
timized, but as willing participants in their complete to muster the strength to combat his or her disease.
disgrace. Prisons are full of drugs and violence, and serve only
Having lost friends and family to the scourge of to harden these victims to any possibility of being
drug addiction, it haunted me that such a condition cured. Treatment centers in the Virgin Islands are few
could lead to a ruinous life or even death. Why is the to non-existent, and already full to capacity.
addict not able to see the certain fate they await if No family has been untouched by this scourge; its
their addiction is not arrested, or worse how it de- tragic consequences are played out daily in our homes
stroys their family in the process? To sit in judgment and neighborhoods. With each passing day more of
on the behaviors of others is the easiest path to follow our young people will foolishly think that they are
and I should have known better to disallow compas- stronger than the drug and convince themselves that
sion for convenience, they are not like those that came before them. Each
When confronted with this failure on my part to day another will fall victim to its devil like posses-
understand the reality of addiction, my unwillingness sion and with pipe in hand begin the vicious cycle of
to comprehend the struggle of the addict, a crack of addiction.
light opened in my mind, understanding rushed in like We must stop this scourge; we must provide open
a freight train. How could I have not seen the truth of recognition of the problem in our community; we
addiction as a suffering, not a "high"? must give them treatment centers that offer compas-
After the first few delirious times, crack cocaine sion and understanding along with counseling and
becomes a necessity, not a choice. Those in the family support; we must take away the stigma that
straight world can never understand how this chemi- shuns our addicted sick and replace it with respect
cal is designed to take over ones brain, to force use at and encouragement.
all costs, whether the user likes it or not. We will never stop the dealers, but we should never
Where we are really un-informed is how we react give them respect and admiration for dealing the dev-
to the addict. There is no greater awareness or knowl- il's desire. They will pay the price of their evil trade
edge of addiction and its humiliating effects then that not by sitting in prison but by burning in hell.



Four St. John Groups Receive Funds from CFVI


St. John Tradewinds
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Is-
lands recently awarded $27,134 in mini grants to
applicants in all three islands, including three or-
ganizations on St. John.
Clarence Cuthbertson of Carabana Ensemble
Theater Group was granted $800 for an arts infu-
sion in early education program. Bob Malacarne
of St. John Rescue was awarded $1,000 for CPR
training for Julius E. Sprauve School students.
Paul Devine of the St. John Community Founda-
tion was awarded $800 on behalf of the St. John
Film Society and Karen Munnelly of JESS was


granted $1,000 for the school's green thumb gar-
dening program.
"We were delighted to be able to continue this
mini grant program for the 13th consecutive year,
bringing the total projects funded over the years
to 623, for a value of $350,000," said CFVI presi-
dent Dee Baecher-Brown. "CFVI believes that the
mini-grants program is an example of how long-
term commitment and small grants can have a big
impact on our community."
For more information call Community Founda-
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Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
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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
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Armed Robberies: 1
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Arsons: 0
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1st Degree Burglaries: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

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

3rd Degree Burglaries: 32
Under Investigation: 30
Solved: 2

Grand Larcenies: 35
Under Investigation: 34
Solved: 1

Rapes: 0
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Dear Editor:
Not to be swept up in the emotionally charged at-
mosphere being created by both the proponents of the
latest draft of the proposed constitution as well as its
detractors is challenging.
Giving in to one's emotions always seems like the
easier path simply because there is no required effort
to challenge old assumptions or to question the ratio-
nale employed. Whatever the difficulties though, such
efforts are certainly worthwhile if they lead us to a
better understanding.
Can there be any doubt that the function of govern-
ment includes the enforcement of laws and the perfor-
mance of those acts which attain to the common good
on which a civil society depends?
What we are experiencing today though, is the re-
sult of what happens when the exercise of govern-
ment becomes a contest wherein competing lobbying
efforts ultimately determine the content of laws and
the direction of policies and programs.
Representative government has become a mock-
ery, and the undeniable reality is that the people on
the lower rungs of the economic ladder are feeling
the brunt of the consequences that attend such a fail-
ure of government. The efforts of some convention
delegates to point at more recent arrivals as the cause
of problems here is a very old device that employs
xenophobia in order to mask the fundamental flaws in
our government structure.
Their failure to devise a constitution that is fair and
equitable is the product of that misunderstanding, and
any efforts to 'educate' the public now will only com-
pound that failure by an attempt that can only serve
to mislead others.
So what is this "common good" on which civil so-
ciety ultimately depends, and that should be serving
as the true end of government? The "common good,"
as I understand it, consists of those actions and shared
insights that contribute to a more perfect sense of jus-
tice. Perfection here being defined as an ever-evolving
state of understanding that seeks to correctly perceive
the best interest of the greatest possible number of
elements.
Those elements include not only ourselves, our
family, our community, the environment, and even
the past and future. Each of our lists may vary some-
what, but that is because only existence is universal,
and reality is an individual consciousness of varying
elements.
That more perfect sense of justice can only be
made real if we both limit the preponderance of our
own self-interest, and resist the emotional appeal of
that xenophobia that is now being actively promoted.
The proposed constitution, like all such documents,
represents a contract of consent between the govern-
ment whose structure is therein described, and those
who it purports to govern.
The changes that have occurred as democracy
evolved to the present day, speak strongly against the
premise that such a document should be exclusion-
ary in its various components. The adoption of the


constitution, through the franchise of the vote is an
act of direct democracy, clearly the drafting phase to
date, has not been.
The workings of the convention included a number
of acts which did not conform to the mandate that var-
ious laws of the senate established. To salvage what-
ever remains of that initial intent would require that
both the latest draft and the one proposed by delegate
Eugene Peterson earlier on be offered to the public in
order to determine which best represents the "will of
the people."
This necessarily must be done before the formal
process of government review and approval is al-
lowed to continue. The senate and the governor, as
our representatives should have no qualms in offering
whatever revisions are required to the original legisla-
tion to facilitate such a process.
Privileges and freedoms are both established in a
constitution as political rights and therefore a person-
al basis of action. History has shown us that neither
can long exist unless equality is there to assure the
needed basis of justice.
If varying standards are established, how will it be
possible for individuals to judge the significance of
socially acceptable motivations, moral standards and
various codes of conduct handed down through fam-
ily and community?
The Virgin Islands are already divided by much
more than the body of water that separates us; our
politics of personalities, and the perception of dif-
ferences however small all serve to distance us from
each other. What can the benefit of enshrining such
divisive elements in our constitution now hope to ac-
complish?
The current election process amounts to a very ex-
pensive contest of personalities in which those who
are amply financed convince the public to vote for
them through the power of repetitive but ultimately
meaningless political advertising.
The truth is that contributors win an election, not
the voters. That's our real problem, and it requires a
really appropriate solution. The argument that only
defined .iu'ncS" of these islands will protect the
integrity of government and the interests of average
citizens is a grievous falsehood and an attempt to di-
vert attention from a system of government that lacks
accountability and serves as fertile ground for unend-
ing corruption.
Given the opportunity to choose between the docu-
ments prepared, I believe the vast majority would
choose what Eugene Peterson has offered. If our rep-
resentatives cannot see the wisdom of giving us that
choice, then let us organize the required effort to peti-
tion them to do so.
If we convince them now that their political futures
depend on it, the required consideration of our futures
will also be made clear. After that the changes we re-
ally need will no longer amount to only some cleverly
concocted political slogan!
Hugo A. Roller
Farmer and Concerned Citizen on St. John


St. John Tradewinds

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Guest Opinion


Changes in Attitudes and Constitutional Latitudes






St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 15


Letters to St. John Tradewinds


Don't Rubber Stamp the Proposed Constitution


Dear Governor John deJongh,
I wanted to comment on the recent passage of the
proposed Constitution. I, like many Virgin Islanders,
am disheartened at the entire process. The fact that the
document, in its approved form, is almost repugnant
to many people gives one pause that we now must go
through another process at the Presidential and Con-
gressional levels.
I am hoping that your submittal letter to President
Barack Obama will contain your true feelings about
this discriminatory document. As the elected leader
of all Virgin Islanders, I implore you to ask President
Obama to fully scrutinize the flawed constitutional
language and ask that Congress do the same.
I can tell with certainty that only a minority of Vir-
gin Islanders believe that the proposed constitution
should be returned to the people for a vote. In my
opinion, it would be far better for Congress to send it


back with massive revision or not return it at all.
I certainly do not favor the use of the Organic Act
as the continued basis of our laws. Rather, a locally-
produced document which addresses the needs of ev-
ery citizen of the Virgin Islands - without regard to
race or favoritism to any group - would be the ideal
means to demonstrate to the people of the United
States and the world, that the Virgin Islands is truly
a self-governing and dynamic entity. The document
produced by the delegation would decidedly oppose
those ideals.
Thank you, Governor, for your leadership; the
people of the Virgin Islands are behind you as you
attempt to rectify the many problems we face. I have
every faith that you will do the right thing with this
latest constitutional problem.
Respectfully,
Paul Devine, St. John


Dear Editor:
This letter is in response to the article, "Business
Owners Share Crime Concerns with VIPD Deputy
Chief Foy," in the May 25-31 issue of the St. John
Tradewinds. We represent the managing partners of
Larry's Landing. We would like to respond to the
printed statement by Deputy Chief Darren Foy re-
garding our business. Deputy Foy, you state, "The
biggest problem we have is Larry's Landing, but that
guy doesn't want to cooperate." Deputy Foy, since
there are three managing partners of Larry's Landing,
which "guy" were you referring to? On what date and
at what time did you attempt to communicate with
"that guy" and how did you attempt communication
(i.e., in person, phone call, email, text message, etc.)?
We ask because, among the three partners none of us
have had any direct contact with you regarding any
concerns with our business or property.
Deputy Foy, as a public servant is it effective for
you to publicly call out private businesses and busi-
ness owners as being uncooperative even though you
have never had direct communication with them?
Did you realize that by singling out our business in a
public forum, both at the meeting and through direct
quote in the St. John Tradewinds, you have inherently
positioned our business with those who are not ac-
tively working with the community to solve violence
and crime issues? Your statement is unequivocally
not true and we find it to be slanderous. We whole-
heartedly deny being uncooperative.
The partners at Larry's Landing regret not being at
the safety meeting. Had we known our business were
to be so negatively focused upon, we would have been
there to defend ourselves. The following information
would have been publicly presented: 1) The owners
of Larry's Landing have cooperated and communi-
cated with Helen Simon's Citizens Integration Team.
Please, Deputy Foy, ask Mrs. Simon. 2) Mrs. Simon's
CIT, which included VIPD representatives, has made
safety improvement recommendations to the owners


of Larry's Landing. These included increased lighting
and more security cameras, all of which have been
implemented. Is that what you would deem uncoop-
erative? 3) Larry's Landing's partners, managers, and
employees, have always worked with St. John police
officers to address safety concerns both immediately
as they occur and for the long term.
Finally, we would like to address the St. John
Tradewinds. We understand that Deputy Foy's state-
ment was made in a public forum and is therefore
subject to public record. However, is that where the
reporting of public statements should end? Why was
no follow up done by reporter Tom Oat regarding
Deputy Foy's statement? The St. John Tradewinds
printed Deputy Foy's statement without checking the
validity of the statement. As the only business named
in the article, we thought we would have been given
the courtesy of responding to a defamatory statement
within the same article, not through an editorial. We
want Deputy Foy's statement to be retracted, or at the
least, corrected. Nothing less can repair the damage
to this long-standing Cruz Bay business by printing a
statement so utterly untrue.
Deputy Foy, please, come by Larry's Landing, ask
for one of the owners, and we would be happy to dis-
cuss any issues of concern.
Sincerely,
John Griffin, Tyler Ryan, Wallace Coburn
Concerned Owners of Larry's Landing
Cruz Bay, St. John

Editor's Note: CIT chairperson Helen Simon and
other CIT members were present at the meeting cov-
ered only by St. John Tradewinds. There was no men-
tion of Larry's Landing owners' cooperation, includ-
ing whether they had shared their security video tapes
with authorities. The article "Business Owners Share
Crime Concerns with VIPD Deputy Chief Foy" was
simply a report on a public discussion/meeting not an
investigation of law enforcement efforts.


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Today ' Flowers will be closing permanently. Over the
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the special occasions that a gift offlowers represents.
That is what always made the business offlowers worth
the challenge on St. John. I realized my customers
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Letters to St. John Tradewinds


The Cone Heads Are Back!


Dear Editor,
No, the people who brought us "Kit-Kat" candy bars are not try-
ing to out-do themselves with a new branding idea - "Kit-Kat" ice
cream cones!
These kitties were adopted by my son's lady, Kim, here in LA.
They had been dumped in an alley, taken to a shelter by a good Sa-
maritan, then stayed in a foster home where they were cared for by an
obviously excellent, (human) foster cat mom. They were just barely
old enough to adopt when they were brought back to the shelter for
consideration.
They have not been named yet. My 13-year Chihuahua, Pepper
can't stand them due to a bit of jealousy issue. Here in North Holly-
wood there are therapists I could take her to, to address this, but that
seems a bit "over the top."
Maybe she will look a little more kindly upon the feral cats when
we get back home to Cruz Bay. They are outside, rather than in a
master bedroom...and cone-less!
Susan Mann
Cruz Bay

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Citizens Have a Right and Responsibilty To Be Involved


Dear Editor:
Last year, as oil prices skyrocketed, citizens came
out in droves to protest the WAPA increases, Hovensa
increases, electric rates and a host of other issues.
Most felt it was unfair and they were right.
Now, the PSC has been holding hearings on new
WAPA rate increases and hardly anyone has shown
up. Are things so good that we, as citizens can absorb
additional fees without even making a statement?
Yes, gas prices have fallen and the WAPA rates
have stabilized but we still face some of the highest
electric rates in the world. There is no guarantee that
prices will stay level for any amount of time.
Ferry rates may go up and we came out in the hun-
dreds to protest. What if the increases do not come,
will we go quietly back and claim a victory or will we
continue to seek ways to prevent the same thing from
happening later? Will we try to completely under-
stand what the real issues are or will we just scream
- unfair?
WAPA has been negotiating with several compa-
nies that would provide alternative energy sources to
include solar, wind, trash burning, geothermal and
ocean current technologies. These decisions could be
made soon.
Alternative energy companies' presence in the
Virgin Islands would change our lives for the better
and perhaps forever, yet the silence from citizens in
regard to just which company should be chosen - is
deafening!
We hear loud and clear the protestations regard-
ing the new draft Constitution and portions of the
language. It appears that only a select few have actu-
ally seen the document as it will be presented to the
Governor and on to the federal government. Except
for some provisions, this document has some level of
merit although this writer believes it could be a lot
more innovative.
The ancestral and native inclusions are the only is-
sue being discussed yet there are many more flaws
and many commendable sections that should be re-
viewed by every citizen of the Virgin Islands. While
this document could never pass muster at the federal


level, citizens should know what it contains so that
the next attempt, which just might come soon, can be
scrutinized.
Knowledge is power and knowing the positions of
the delegates is just as important as the document it-
self. For this reason, it would behoove us to find out
what happened so that we can make more informed
decisions about who we want to elect the next time a
convention is called.
Yet, there seems to be a population-wide apathy
about the process except for those few who write or
verbalize on talk-shows.
Complacency can be epidemic and just might be
the core reason why we are not pro-active in all things
government. We seem to have short memories when
things are a bit better even though we still have so
many problems to discuss and solve.
I recall the huge gasoline shortages of the 1970s
and the drastic steps taken to conserve fuels. One step
was to lower the speed limit to 55 MPH. Then, as
prices stabilized, the speed limit was back up to 70.
In that event, we accepted the artificial gas price in-
creases without realizing that oil companies were the
real blame for the problem.
They wanted higher prices for oil, a panic set in
and they got exactly what they wanted as a result.
There have been many other similar economic events
which affected every person in the United States yet
we allowed the government to solve them for us, in-
stead of understanding the issues and being pro-active
ourselves. We must have learned from those historic
times but over and over again it is proven that we
didn't. We seem to be victims of our own apathy.
It is not good enough to protest some government
policies when we could have shown up to affect those
policies to begin with, as is our right to do. Often,
government agencies have said, "Where were you
when we asked for comments?" If you don't com-
ment, only the special interests will prevail and there
is no one to blame but us.
The government is still the people and we have a
right and a responsibility to be involved in it.
Paul Devine, St. John


Dear Editor,
A Minneapolis couple decided
to go to Florida to thaw out dur-
ing a particularly icy winter. They
planned to stay at the same hotel
where they spent their honeymoon
20 years earlier. Because of hectic
schedules, it was difficult to coor-
dinate their travel schedules.
So, the husband left Minnesota
and flew to Florida on Thursday,
with his wife flying down the fol-
lowing day. The husband checked
into the hotel. There was a com-
puter in his room, so he decided to


send an email to his wife. However,
he accidentally left out one letter in
her email address, and without re-
alizing his error, sent the email.
Meanwhile, somewhere in
Houston, a widow had just returned
home from her husband's funeral.
He was a minister who was called
home to glory following a heart at-
tack. The widow decided to check
her email expecting messages from
relatives and friends. After reading
the first message, she screamed
and fainted.
The widow's son rushed into


the room, found his mother on the
floor, and saw the computer screen
which read:
To: My Loving Wife
Subject: I've Arrived
Date: October 16, 2008
I know you're surprised to hear
from me. They have computers
here now and you are allowed to
send emails to your loved ones.
I've just arrived and have been
checked in. I've seen that every-
thing has been prepared for your
arrival tomorrow.
- Submitted by Z. Hruza,


A Lesson About Typing a Wrong Email Address







St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 17


St. John Tradewinds
Services were Saturday, June 6, for Camille Paris
Sr., 73, also known as Mr. P or Parris, who died May
24 on St. John.
The funeral was at 12:30 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran
Church and burial was in Cruz Bay Cemetery.
His is survived by his daughters, Anette Tumbull,
Eurena Paris, Shena Paris and Brenda Testamark;


St. John Tradewinds
Services were Saturday, June 6, for Ariel Powell,
28, also known as "Arrie," who died May 23 on St.
John.
The viewing was at 8 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran
Church followed by the funeral at 9 a.m. Burial was
in Cruz Bay Cemetery.


St. John Tradewinds
Jessie Alice (Todd) Turner Fitzgerald Strauch was
a wonderfully unique woman. When she set her mind
to it, she could do anything and everything!
She was born March 25, 1923, in Ocean Beach,
CA. and died April 24, 2009, in the home of her son
in Madras, OR.
Jessie (or Alice as she was sometimes called) was
the daughter of the late Benjamin "Ben" John and
Lea Nora (Boyd) Todd. She attended local San Diego
schools.
At an early age, Jessie and her brother, John Ben-
jamin "Benny" would spend their summers with their
paternal grandmother, Alice (Parker) Todd Currie, on
her farm in Arlington, WA. It was at Jessie's grand-
mother's hands that she learned to cook, sew, and be
generous.
While in the tenth grade, Jessie quit school and
went to work in the family's restaurant, Nora's Cafe,
learning the restaurant business first-hand from the
ground up. The restaurant was a gathering place for
the neighborhood blue-collar workers. During this
time, Jessie honed her cooking skills. The family,
which included her brother and Jiggs, a Great Dane,
had cozy living quarters behind the restaurant.
When Jessie's parents divorced, Jessie bought No-
ra's Cafe and was later counseled to sell it because of
the onset of War-time food rationing.
On April 3, 1942, Jessie married Dale Fee Turner.
In June 1942, Dale joined the U.S. Navy for the dura-
tion of the war. Jessie kept the home fires burning by
running his automobile brake and clutch repair busi-
ness.
After Dale returned from the service, he sold the
in-town business and relocated the shop to their home


sons, Camille "JuJu" Paris, Jr., Olaf "Killa," Steve,
Johnny "John" and Arthur "Bucky" Paris; sisters,
Elaeanor Sealy, Bernice Greene and Gisbartine Hous-
ton; brothers, John and Elias Paris, Ronald Allick and
Earl Charles; daughters-in-law, Cicely, Cindy, Joha-
na, Melda and Phillis Parris; and many other friends
and relatives.
Arrangements were by Davis Funeral Home.


He is survived by his mother, Phillis Spruave;
father, Carl Powell Sr., son, Ariel Abasi Powell Jr.;
brothers, Dwayne Spruave, Carl Powell Jr., and
Kahlil Powell; sisters, Denae Callwood, and Gillard
and Desha Powell; grandmother Dalzie Sprauve; and
many other relatives and friends.
Arrangements were by Davis Funeral Home.


in Spring Valley, CA. There, they also raised 800 lay-
ing hens off the ground on wires. Jessie and Dale have
two sons: Jim and Tom Turner.
On February 15, 1957, Jessie married Ervin Al
"Fitz" Fitzgerald. Fitz owned Fitzgerald Bar & Draft
Equipment, a tap cleaning business, and at one time
they owned Fitz & Alice's, a neighborhood tavern.
They later owned the Alpine Cafe in Alpine, CA..
On November 26, 1971, Jessie married Carl B.
Strauch. Carl accepted a "temporary" job in the U.S.
Virgin Islands. When the job lasted longer than ex-
pected, Jessie joined Carl there on St. John. She found
a position as bookkeeper at the Caneel Bay Planta-
tion, a Rockefeller Resort. At Caneel she did just
about everything.
Jessie returned state-side and for a time lived in
Wyoming. Later she moved to San Diego, CA, and
worked in her son's Seven Eleven store. She then
moved to Prineville, OR.
Jessie lived with her two sons and daughter-in-law
in Madras, Oregon.
Deceased prior to Jessie were Dale Turner, Fitz
Fitzgerald, Benny Todd; two half-sisters, Magdaline
(Medeiros) Langton, Clara Josephine (Scott) Nieblas
Romig; a niece, Stella Louise (Romig) Sinor; and a
nephew, Ralph Romig.
Jessie is survived by Jim Douglas and Rebecca
"Becky" (Green) Turner, Tom Ross Turner; grandchil-
dren: Dale Fitzgerald Turner, Jason Douglas Turner,
Debbie Ann (Turner) Merica, Marcie Ellen (Turner)
Barber, Lacey Jane Turner, Ivy Cherie Turner; great-
grandchildren, and several nieces.
According to Jessie's wishes, there will be no Me-
morial Service. Generous to the end, she wished her
body be donated to science.


Ariel "Arrie" Powell, 28, Dies


Friday, May 29
11:40 a.m. - A citizen r/ an
accident in the area of Hawk-
snest Beach. Auto accident.
3:05 p.m. - A citizen r/ being
in an auto accident on Center-
line Road, in the area of Cha-
teaux Bordeaux. Auto accident.
Saturday, May 30
10:09 a.m. - A citizen r/ that
someone damaged the fence
to his goat pen. Destruction of
property.
11:02 a.m. - A citizen r/ a
disturbance. Unfounded distur-
bance.
2:07 p.m. - A VIPD officer
c/r an auto accident in the area
of Customs parking lot. Auto
accident.
5:35 p.m. - An Estate Grun-
wald resident p/r that he was
threatened by a female in the
area of Peter Bay. Disturbance
of the peace, D.V.
11:00 p.m. - An Estate Con-
tant resident c/r that her minor
daughter was causing a distur-
bance in the area of Mongoose
Junction. Simple assault and
battery.
No time given - The Depart-
ment of Human Services was
notified and the minor daughter
was turned over to same after
being placed under arrest. Juve-
nile Division was also notified.
Sunday, May 31
11:20 a.m. - A citizen r/ that
a vagrant needs to be removed
from the park because he is uri-
nating in front of people. Police
assistance.
6:10 p.m. - A citizen c/r that
she was involved in an auto ac-
cident in the area of the Lum-
beryard. Auto accident.
7:00 p.m. - An Estate Pastory
resident p/r that his girlfriend
left his minor daughter home.
7:30 p.m. -An Estate Enighed
resident p/r that while driving
on a flooded road, water went
into his engine causing same to
make a clicking sound. Damage
to a vehicle.


Obituaries


Camille Paris, 73, Passes


St. John Police Report




EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS
Land Line: 911 * Cellular: 340-776-9110
St. John Police Dept: 340-693-8880


Monday, June 1
2:40 p.m. - A citizen c/r an
auto accident in the area of Gal-
lows Bay. Auto accident.
4:20 p.m. - A citizen p/r that
someone entered his residence.
Unlawful entry.
10:30 p.m. - A Bellevue Vil-
lage resident p/r that someone
constantly calls her phone and
hangs up. Telephone harass-
ment.
Tuesday, June 2
11:00 a.m. - A visitor from
Colorado p/r that he lost his
driver's license and credit cards.
Lost license and credit cards.
12:00 p.m. - An Estate Gift
Hill resident p/r that someone
damaged the glass on his ve-
hicle. Damage to a vehicle.
12:00 p.m. - An Estate Gift
Hill resident p/r that he was
threatened by two males in the
area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance
of the peace, threats.
12:33 p.m. - A citizen r/a ve-
hicle over the side of the road
in the area of Trunk Bay. Auto
accident.
5:10 p.m. - A citizen request-
ed police assistance in retriev-
ing his item. Police assistance.
11:01 p.m. - VIPD Badge
#10 p/ with one Emanuel Green
and placed him under arrest
for simple possession. The de-
fendant was remanded to the
Bureau of Corrections. Simple
possession.
Wednesday, June 3
11:57 a.m. - VIPD officer c/r
a drowning victim at Honey-
moon Beach. D.O.A., drown-
ing.
4:50 p.m. - A citizen c/r an
auto accident in the area of
Palm Plaza. Auto accident.
6:20 p.m. - An employee
from Uncle Joe's c/r loud mu-
sic. Loud music.
Thursday, June 4
5:20 p.m. - An Estate Gift
Hill resident p/r he was threat-
ened by a male. Disturbance of
the peace, threats.


Jessie Alice (Todd) Turner Fitzgerald


ST. JOHN TRADE WINDS KEEPING TRACK:
St. John Tradewinds' Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department's Leander Jurgen
Command Incident Log, an unofficial record of calls to the station, reports and arrests on St. John.








18 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009


Community Calendar


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


Tuesday, June 9
The Julius E. Sprauve School
ninth grade graduation will be
Tuesday evening, June 9, at the
Westin Resort and Villas' ball-
room at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 11
Guy Benjamin Elementary
School will promote its sixth
grade students during a cer-
emony at the school campus on
Thursday morning, June 11, at
10 a.m.
Thursday, June 11
Caneel Bay Resort is hosting
a St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce Business After
Hours on Thursday, June 11, at
5 p.m.
Thursday, June 11
The Gifft Hill School will
graduate 11 seniors on Thurs-
day, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. at
Caneel Bay Resort where First
Lady Cecile DeJongh will de-
liver the commencement ad-
dress.
Thursday, June 11
The Charlotte Amalie High
School (CAHS) Class of 1985
is readying for its 25th Anniver-
sary Reunion in 2010. A meet-
ing has been scheduled for 5:30
p.m. on Thursday, June 11, at
CAHS in Room 217A


Thursday, June 11
The Department of Plan-
ning and Natural Resources has
scheduled a public hearing on
the Draft Telecommunication
Facilities Rules and Regula-
tions at the Cruz Bay Legisla-
ture building on Thursday, June
11, at 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 13
American Legion Post 131
will have its monthly meeting
on Saturday, June 13, at 10:30
a.m. at the Coral Bay Agricul-
ture Station Terrace.
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.
Tuesday, June 16
The next meeting for the Re-
cycling Assoc. of the VI will be
Tuesday, June 16, at the Mar-
ketplace in the St. John Com-
munity Foundation office.
Tuesday, June 23
The St. John Chapter of the
St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce will meet on
Tuesday, June 23, at 5:30 p.m.
at Ocean Grill upstairs.


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. Meetings will
resume in September.
NA Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church. Meetings will resume in
September.


PREMIER Crossword

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1


STIR-CRAZY

ACROSS
1 Acting hams
8 Japanese deep-fried veg-
etables
15 Playful sea creature
20 Election rejections
21 Of the sea
22 Film director Sam
23 Start of a riddle
26 Hardly seen
27 Dusk, to Donne
28 Letters before xi's
29 Bundling, as hay
30 Give relief
31 Papa's mate
34 Phone dial abbr.
36 Pals
37 Riddle, part 2
41 Augural sign
42 Admiral's affirmative
43 Big book
44 Soul blotter
47 Fateful March day
50 "Dr." of rap music
52 Emcee
54 Keaton of "Annie Hall"
56 Riddle, part 3
62 Freudian -
63 Suffix with ethyl or butyl
64 Pal
65 Newsboy's quaint shout
66 Invent
68 Female pub employee
70 - donna
71 Given the skinny
72 Ineffective
73 Eagle's nest
74 Modern-day Persia


75 Granola grain
76 Prefix with pilot or biogra-
phy
77 Riddle, part 4
81 "The Sound of Music"
character Maria Von -
83 Pre-'91 superpower
84 Horse's kin
85 Away from the wind
86 Holy - (jurisdiction of
the pope)
87 Traditional Hindu melody
89 Syst. of talking with one's
hands
91 Tankard fills
94 End of the riddle
101 Judge
104 iPod variety
105 Wiggling fish
106 Strong joe
107 Debilitate
108 Suffix of doctrines
109 Car coater
111 Irascibility
112 Riddle's answer
118 Empathetic statement
119 Actress Wood
120 White piano keys
121 Succinct
122 Telescope component
123 Box opener of myth

DOWN
1 Surround with a covering
2 Angora goat fleece
3 Carry too far
4 Ambience
5 Flight board info
6 B-ball official
7 Florence-to-Rome dir.


8 Enameled metalware
9 Seating class
10 Litter lament
11 Hockshop patron
12 Not harmed
13 Jamaica's Ocho -
14 German cry of dismay
15 Admitted to the clergy
16 Postponed
17 Promotional ploy
18 Make scholarly correc-
tions to
19 Bell knells
24 Show a bias
25 James - Garfield
31 Silent
32 Crackerjack
33 Aware (of)
35 "The Bells" poet
36 Lather
38 Prescribed portion
39 Celtic speaker
40 Confounded
44 Vinegar go-with
45 Launch
46 Sorrow-drowning drug of
the ancients
47 Vehicles propelled by
sails over a frozen body
of water
48 Change the inherent
character of
49 Retired female profs
51 Part of a sleep cycle
52 Hired guns
53 Creole pod
55 "It makes sense now"
57 CBS spinoff of "JAG"
58 Hurled
59 Dread


By Frank A. Longo


60 Cato's 63
61 Brilliance
67 Operates
69 Sticky stuff
70 Guitar parts
71 Vigorous campaign
73 Syria's Hafez al- -
74 - and outs (intricacies)
78 Boring tool
79 Fiesta
80 Cleanse
82 Woman with a mentor
88 Sports center
89 Beard on grain
90 Greeted and seated
92 - Abner
93 MS. readers
94 Harley riders
95 At the location itself
96 Lion, bear, or whale
97 Pupil's book
98 Estevez of "Freejack"
99 Less bright
100 Ukraine city
101 Not - (none)
102 Model and volleyballer
Gabrielle
103 Elephant of kiddie lit
108 "Now - me down to
sleep"
110 Mellows
111 Poet
113 Opposite of SSW
114 Ending for percent or
infant
115 Place for a holster
116 Supermodel Herzigova
117 Took gold








Classifieds


Apartments Available


Immediate Occupancy
Excellent Downtown Location
Waterfront, Water Views

FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL NICK 771-3737


RENTAL SPECIAL: Sign a lease agreement by
June 30, 2009 and receive your first month rent free
and 15% discount off your regular rent rate for the
remaining term of your lease agreement.
Guinea Grove Apartments/St. John, located across
the street from the Westin Resort, the place to be!
1 bdrm/1 ba. $1,520.00; 2 bdrm/1 ba. $1980.00;
2 bdrm/2 ba. $2,150.00
Security deposit equals to one month's rent.
For inquires, call (340) 998-7577 or (340) 998-2791


2 bedroom 1 bath, Gifft 2+br iba house for rent
Hill, fully furnished in Coral Bay. Flat lot
- super clean, W/D, $1800 w/fruit trees. $1,225.
per month. 779-6418 693.3399 RE


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Fully furnished, freshly painted, walk to town, located
directly behind Grand Bay, $1,300 + utilities.
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779-2020


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East, India, & Asia. Receivers
record up to 500 hours of pro-
grams & movies.
Reliable Hi-speed internet from
Hughesnet Satellite.
Low maintenance, always
on, even after a hurricane!
340-779-4001
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RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR
Professional and experienced. Brakes, CV Joints,
Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General
Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic.
All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574



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beside the national park. Features
include .88 acre waterfront lot
with private beach, landscaped
grounds, lap pool, hot-tub, and
sweeping ocean views from every
room. Assessed at $2.3M asking
under $1.6M. For details, visit:
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The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


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ON EVERY LEVEL

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


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




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


3 door reach-in
cooler, good
condition asking
$1000. Call 642-5316


Successful Day Charter Boat For Sale.
1971 Grand Banks Traweler Cinnamon Bay. Excellent
condition. USCG Licensed for 40 passengers. Great local
history. $125,000. www.motoryachtcinnamonbay.com
Call Dan at 340-998-3219 or dristuc@aol.com


Watersports Jobs!

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

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857


P N ies


GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS
OF THE UNITED STATES
-0-
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES
No. 45 Estate Mars Hill, Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840
PUBLIC NOTICE
TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES RULES
AND REGULATIONS
(Communication Towers)
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has sched-
uled territorial public hearings on the Draft Telecommunication Facilities
Rules and Regulations.
On St. Thomas, the public hearing will be conducted on Wednesday, June
10, 2009 at the DPNR Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Cyril E. King
Airport. Similar hearings will be held on St. John at the Legislature's
Conference Room, Thursday, June 11, 2009; and on St. Croix at the
Florence Williams Public Library, Friday, June 12, 2009. All public
hearings will commence at 6:00 p.m.
Copies of the Draft Telecommunication Facilities Rules and Regulations
are available for review at the following locations: DPNR's Division of
Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning at #45 Mars Hill, the 2nd
Floor of the Cyril E. King Airport, DPNR's Starfish Market location on
St. John, all public libraries, and libraries of the University of the Virgin
Islands. For additional information, you may contact the Division of
Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, at 774-3320 or 773-1082.




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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.


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St. John Tradewinds



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@aislandgetawaysinc.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)


Appliance Services
Appliance Paul
340-690-5213
"A,, ,, - on, only on St. John"


Architecture
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
Drift Away Day Spa
Tel. 340-775-2700 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
St. John Eye Care - 779-2020
27 years serving Virgin Islanders
Dr. Craig Friedenberg


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


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


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

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

PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation


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


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

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

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

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

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


Restaurants
Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

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 "A Pretty OK Place"
tel. 340-779-4982
www. skinnylegs. com

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


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


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VIRGIN ISLANDS WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-004-T-09 St. John Festival 2009 Roadside Clean Up on St. John, Virgin Islands
Prospective submitters may secure a proposal package for their use from the Authority's Procurement and
Property Division, St. Thomas-St. John District Office at Wheatley Center II, St. Thomas, or from the St.
Croi Dlistrict Office at No. 1A La Grande Princesse, Suite BLI, Christiansted, St. Croix.


PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME:
PROPOSAL DUE PLACE:





DIRECT INQUIRIES:


Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm Atlantic Standard Time
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1 9500 Wheatley Center II, Suite 2
Christiansted, VI 00820 St. Thomas, VI 00802
P. 0. Box 5089 P. 0. Box 303669
Kingshill, VI 00851-5089 St. Thomas, VI 00803-3669
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all Bid
Packages.
Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch
Acting Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
P. 0. Box 5089, Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
Email: clynch@viwma.org Phone: 340-718-4489


All questions pertaining to the scope of services to be rendered should be forwarded by call 340-718-4489
or in hard copy format to the Acting Director of Procurement and Property.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive
informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all qualify cations and proposals; or to
re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain from awarding the contract for the work.
May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director VI
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SIKENUSA Lusury condominiums neeriv complete. 2, s A 4 betdram. ste.rtini .4 se.0oa.oo.
NEW LISTING Beau-iful, oversized parcel with ope lecular ca ibbein wa er views over
Hurricane Helm and Netienml Perk Land. Leemted in en eaciusive sub-dlvl4men with peved
roads and underground uIDlltes. private secluded oati ean.n S 2a Da.
CONDBOMAINIUM devel. project has plans End aspired permits for IS unlis. X2,7N0o000.
LOWEN PETER BAY prime bulidIng lorat w/ kncompereble north shore uews. S2.200.P09.
ON TOo OP THm WORLDI Lare Mainei Peeik lot. Aainio SE60 views. *1,"i1000.
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WATERFONT phenomenal le* in ish Bay. bulid Vaur dream vacation vill*. 2. 000.
PREEMANS GROUN sub-dioldebie 2.74.1- ac, iot with *r*at wet.. views. a4.****
SUa-DIVASLELE parel neaw Crus Sa. Water views over plisury Sound. 5 4 000.
REDUCED overelied iot In Coral sEy near proposed n*rIne project. JUST $3a0009.
.SPECIAL PRiCKli Viri.n Gr.ed Estate. two n... lng iota. Each 4.r i..y. 12753.00.
EMMAUS A "Eret lot at Erec.t Pricc with hutg Corel S1y harbor views, 1.45009.
FLAT .2 ac '/* prcel in Eden. Easy bhlid and views so Hurricane Holt,. 1S, 00.
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TIMESHARES COMMERCIAL
WEITIN VACATION CLUB Relax and enjoy a I SCUBA business. Impressive 4 yr history. Intl.
wiek In pmirdlae. Access to BEich, pool s. 1o00 Powercat ond Ill dive equipt. $69,990.
fitness club, tennis, hers, retaurants cnd
sh.ppinm. . Most we.k .. rs v ilble. Pr. I LOCATION, LOCATION Mny options asslst for
r.ng rrom ,12.00 to * H.600. tI Rlet* ShoppinE Center. S220,009.


St. John Properties, Inc.
(340) 693-8485 FAX (340) 714-5320
www.stjohnproperties.com
Now Serving St. Thomas and St. Croix


LUXURY VILLAS WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
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VISTA CARIBE * SEAVIEW * LAVENDER HILL * BATTERY HILL * GALLOWS POINT
SUITE ST. JOHN MANAGEMENT
www.sultestjohn.com * www.gallowspoint.com
1-800-348-8444
Call Us for a Tour of Our Exclusive Prnertles


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 liiil' 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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Mongoose Junction - 340-693-7325 * 340-693-7331 fax
Coral Bay- 340-774-7962 * 340-777-5350 fax
www.towncountryusvi.com * tcusvi@islands.vi P.O. Box 1191, St. John, VI 00831


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�-monta - seauitrui, masonry
home in Chocolate Hole North
has large pool deck with spa and
faces southeast to catch the
tradewind breezes. Water views
of Hart Bay and the South Shore
and just minutes from Cruz Bay
& a short walk to the Westin
Resort, Features includee mahog-
any trim, hand painted bathroom
sinks, stone arches and vaulted
cypress ceilings, screened
gallery, arched courtyard entry,
fruit trees, & deeded access to 2
beaches. Owner wtll consider
some financing. $999,000


"Andante by the Sea" is a 3
bedroom pool villa on a ridge
between Chocolate Hole & Hart
Bay providing stunning sunrise
to sunset views. Oriented to the
breezes, this villa offers open air
living as well as air contioning,
Features include hardwood &
stone accents, tasteful fumish-
ings & excellent privacy with a
unique open layout & separation
of bedrooms, Access from 2
roads. A path leads to Hart Bay
Beach. This is a popular rental
with impressive rental history.
$1,895,000.00


"Fish Beach" - New Mediter-
ranean Style 2 bedroom pool
villa located in Cocotoba Beach
Estates, a private waterfront
neighborhood with community
beach parcel & dock bordering
the National Park near Reef
Bay yet near all the amenities
of Cruz Bay. Features include
premium finishes, travertine
floors. tile roof, antique brick &
coral patios, cook's kitchen with
stone countertops & stainless
appliances. Secluded National
Park beach nearby. Unbeat-
able value at only $1,195,000


U "The* Castole" is a one-of-a-kind property with a stunning vista IIat few
homes can match. A secluded enclave bordering National Park lands, this
villa was lovingly hand-built by the designer over eight years. Since it's
completion in 1995 his treasure has become a popular rental. Words nor
pictures can describe the other-worldly feeling of romance, spirit and magic
that is St. John's little castle. $1,485,000.00
S"Harbor View" New 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa under construction &
nearing completion. Enjoy views of Coral Bay harbor & cooling breezes.
Fine finishes including: mahogany doors,windows & vanities,stone
showers,Saltilo Mexican tile & more. Great room & bedrooms open to a
large tiled dock- Pool has been poured. Lower level 3rd bedroom could be
apt. Price based on present condition $1.65M
S'Casa Bueno" Enjoy Spectacular panoramic views from Bordeaux Mt-
looking up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the BVI, Sandy Spil Trtola.
Virgin Gorda, Norman island, and beyond. This just completed 4 bedroom 4
bath masonry home features native stonework, air conditioning, pool. central
location and includes beautiful sun rises and moon rises. $1,900,000

e "Carolina Cottage" - Really cute 2 bedroom house with nice water views
of Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole. Faces east to catch the cooling trade
wind breezes. Paved driveway and eay access. Fully furnished. Well
maintained home with large deck and room to expand or add a pool- $575,
000
S"Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of the newest & most spacIous condos on St
S... John. New construction finished in 2005, beautiful views, sun deck and pool
l area, walk to town & Frank Bay Beach, The 2 bedroom is over 1700 sq, ft.
and the 3 bedroom penthouse units are over 2100 sq.ft. All have large
m kitchens, granite cuntertops, stainless appliances, private laundry and
ample storage These condos have it all $975,000 to $1.399,000
"Battery Hill Condos" - Two lovely ground floor 2-bedroom unils with
spacious private sun decks & delightlul water views Tastefully furnished &
completely air-conditioned, walking distance to town and Frank Bay Beach.
Just steps away from both the spacious pool deck amid tropical landscaping
& ample parking area. Excellent rentals. $550,000 & $795,000
"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views
over north shore to Jost Van Dyke. This parcel is not part of Peter Bay subdivision therefore no
membership dues. assessments, covenants or restrictions can be levied. However. owner retains
right to use entrance to Peter Bay subdivision (upper Peter Bay road) to access this parcel. Just
Reduced ito1.2M
"Bordeaux Heights" is high on Bordeaux Mt. and has "knock your socks off" views of the BVI from
Jost Van Dyke to Norman Island. This is a small 20 lot subdivision with deeded water access in Coral
Harbor The sur,divisionr adjoins Nalional Park Six lots are currently for sale $349,000 to $580.000
Upper Seagrape Hill - 2 loIs with nice views of Coral Harbor the Moravian Church arid Carolina
Valley. This lot has iniereshing rock lomralions a convenient downhill build and paved access.
House plans by Benjamin Richardson are ready for permitting and available at Islandia. One of the
most affordable lots on St. John $99.000 - Also Seagrape parcel $8-37 just reduced to $95.000
"The Point At Privateer" - The eastern most point of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is the
location of St. John's newest upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes of 1 acre, paved roads &
undeig u rid utilities All lots have great breezes & unlimited views to the British Virgins from Tortola
to Virgin Gorda, Fallen Jerusalem, Salt Cooper. Ginger. Peter & Norman Islands and many are
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VILLA ROMANCE - Brand new, luxury 4 bd. pool villa, features exquisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof,
coral flooring, columns, fountains & vibrant sunsets over Chocolate Hole Bay. $3,395,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
CHEZ SHELL - Charming 3 bd/3 bath, w/gorgeous sun-
set views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beauti-
fully decorated, & maintained rental villa has marble floors,
A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor plan.
$1,295,000.
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.
CALYPSO del SOL - Very successful rental villa with
excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay and St. James islands.
Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms/3 baths, large screened
porch, A/C, beautiful pool and hot tub. $2,445,000.
PLUMB GUT - lbd/lbath home w/adjacent 1x1 cottage
& workshop. Nestled in lush setting on eastern side of
Bordeaux. $574,000.
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 & North shore, + Coral Bay & BVI's. $1,695,000.
CAROLINA - Small, poured concrete, home with lovely
covered wraparound deck. Flat 2 ac. fenced lot. $449K.
LUMINARIA -Luxurious nridgetop villa with incred-
ible North shore and down island views. Three spacious
bedrm suites, 3.5 baths, large pool with waterfall, spa,
four car garage, gated entry, privacy, beautiful furnish-
ings and and landscaping. Vacation rental history. $2,495,000.
PERELANDRA - Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high
above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely pool
set in lush gardens. A good buy at: $1,050,000.
BOATMAN POINT - Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular
1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding
neighborhood. $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, /2 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-Waterfront 1 bd/1 bath condo
in resort setting offering hotel amenities & management.
Pool, restaurant, ocean access. $695,000.
BETHANY- Unique free standing 2x2 condowith amaz-
ingviewsandyearroundsunsets, newsharedpool.$649K.
SELENE'S - Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. $450,000.
SUNSET RIDGE - 1 bedroom condos w/water views &
pool. $254,500 & $274,500.
CBR LAND LISTINGS
DITLEFF POINT- Extraordinary sites on magnificent pen-
insula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping,
and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY - Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY - Spectacular 13.44 ac.
site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZBAYTOWN -Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $275K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE - Water views, y2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG - Gentle grade, 1/ ac., Ig. trees. $195K.
POINTRENDEZVOUS-Outstandingviews.$415K&$425K.
LEINSTERBAY-2lotsonJohnnyHornTrail.$225K&$329K.
ZOOTENVAAL- Hurricane Holeviews, 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 beautifulsites.$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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"CASA DEL SOL" - Elegant 4 bedroom
villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy
and includes
amenities
such as a spa,
pool and home
office. Spa-
cious decks
offer views
from sunrise to
$5,250,000 sunset.
"COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA
impressive water views to St. Thomas,
good breezes, Caribbean style with cen-
0ter court-
yard &
pool, large
covered ga-
zebo, lush
landscap-
ing and a
$1,250,000 flat yard!


WATERFRONT ON DEVERS BAY!
"CHOCOLATE BLISS" (5x5) Private, ex-
tremely quiet
masonr y/
stone home
has all the
amenitiesone
would desire
on over an
acre of gently
$3,450,000 sloped land.
3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near
town, all masonry. Top floors each 3 bed-
rooms with
decks, A/C,
plus lower
studio. Ren-
ovated 2003:
Corian coun-
ters, new
appliances &
$775,000 tile floors.


"VISTAERO" offers total privacy with
breathtaking views over Rendezvous
Bay & St.
Thomas. 5
spaciousbed-
room suites,
huge pool,
gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
$2,395,000 villa.
UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 - Recently
upgraded
& well kept
house with
3 income
producing
units. Easy
access to
Cruz Bay &
beaches.
$650,000


"POINCIANA" is an island classic
home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront
Overlooking
Hart Bay.
3 bedroom
popular
rental with
one of the
best views
of the south
$2,300,000 shore.
"POND BAY" ST. JOHN'S
NEWEST RESORT! Waterfront
luxury accommodations on beautiful
Chocolate Hole beach. 3 and 4
bedroom villas with resort amenities
will beopening in late 2009. Fractional
Ownership (1/10th) in an expansive
villa starts at $315,000. Come in
or call today to arrange a tour of the
model and see the progress.


"MILL VISTA - CAROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 135,000
"EMMAUS - SEAGRAPE HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000
"LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000
"SUGAR APPLE WEST" Harbor views gentle 12 ac. with Topo $ 299,000
"FREEMAN'S GROUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000
"CALABASH BOOM" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000
"GREAT CRUZ BAY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000
"BEAUTIFUL EAST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deed access to waterfront $ 595,000
"AZURE BAY" IN CONTANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner financing $ 650,000
"HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 ac. subdividable biders Naltn Pai AMAZING VIEWS! $ 1,999,000
"SABA BAY WATERFRONT" 12 ac. subdividable waterfront. Incredible BVI views! $ 9,999,000
"CANEEL HILL" OWNER WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3 gentle
sites: .5 to .775 ac. starting at $200,000
EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground
utilities. From $285,000.


"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved "ESTATE CONCORDIA" hillside sites with stunning views
access. One includes cistern slab, well, active plans/ ranging from the BVIs, down St. John's eastern coast to
permits. From $369,000 Ram's Head , St. Croix. From $550,000
"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunset "JOHN'S FOLLY OCEANFRONT & HILLSIDE private gated
views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 from enclavew/shared generator, beach access; 3 lots from $560,000
$375,000 "SABA BAY" WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE 12 acre
"DREEKETS BAY ESTATES" spectacular BVI views, subdivideable waterfront lot plus 4 hillside lots available.
excellent roads, underground utilities, stone walls, Incredible BVI views! From $699,000
planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots "BOATMAN POINT" 2 Waterfront lots w/views & breezes.
from $399,000. Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From $945,000
"LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private
amenities incl. barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd utilities parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls &
beach & views. From $499,000 underground utilities. From $999,000
"CHOCOLATE HOLE VIEW LOTS" Sunrise to Sunset. 2 "UPPER PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites
adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west with breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
views. From $499.000. between. Prices from S1.850.000


"THE MARKETPLACE" St.
Johns premier mall, has prime
commercial spaces available.
(office & retail) Call us for details!
OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in
a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
Magnificent views and sunsets from
3 homes with all amenities, pools
w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1
month ownerships from $69,000.
THE WESTIN RESORT
TIMESHARES: All the comforts of a
private condominium. Own a week, a
month, or more & enjoy all the resort
amenities! Most unit sizes & weeks
available. Priced from $9,999


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MILL RIDGE exudes quality, Caribbean design, ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST BUILT! ELLISON New construction in the Virgin Grand. CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above
mahogany throughout, Chicago Brick & Island Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5 Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes
stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 BA, office, garage, pool baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000 master suites. Reduced to $2,495,000 comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
& cabana. $1,695,000 * ,, , -


YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps
to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA
with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000
ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage
tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral
Bay. Two separate units. $729,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180� views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000
NEW! Income producing. Flexible layout
allows for 2 large units (4x3 & 2x1.5) or 2 units
plus servant's quarter. Large yard & room for
expansion. $1,275,000
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


FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5
BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 180� views, large pool and hot tub
$2,850,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and
panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for development.
$2,950,000
NEW! BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot
tub overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean
cute' popular vacation rental $769,000
LA BELLA VITA, "the good life" ,4 a/c
master suites w/ island stone showers, breath
taking views, gourmet kitchen. $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


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BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest LOVE NEST LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, cottage overlooking Coral Bay & BVI. .23 acres.
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $749,900 $419,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, estate on 1.6 acres. One of the largest private
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 pools on St. John (w/diving board, & wet bar).
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building Mature landscaping. $1,650,000
a beautiful home with outstanding westerly CAROLINA Veiws to BVI. Well maintained
views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths. 2-unit cottage offers a 1 bed/1 bath with a cozy
Beautiful landscaping. $1,095,000 covered porch. Plus studio apt. $625,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with UPPER CAROLINA Expa.e Coral Bay
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come views. Live in the o t while adding
see the impressive recent renovations $1,195,000. 2nd unit a p pleting the planned
GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian 4BR/4BA poolvilla. $375,000
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings. L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 design. 4BR/412BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000.


SEAGRAPE 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
BETHANY Remodeled property, South
Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms,
pool, laundry rm & kitchen. $1,400,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay.
4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51
acre. Multilevel floor plan. $1,499,000
TEMPTRESS 2 bedroom suites, pod style,
impressive kitchen, private decks, dramatic
sunsets. $1,650,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath
masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great
views with many amenities. Sleeps twelve.
$1,999,000


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Festival Theme: "Come Jingle and Unwind for Festival 2009"
Festival Village Honoree: Mr. James Penn "Pennville"
Festival Food Fair Honoree Mrs. Cleamena Hodge-Duncan
Festival Parade Marshal: Mr. Schuler Browne



sc$tDULE OF EVE


SATURDAY May 30 2009
PAN-O-RAMA
4 p rn at Franklin Powell Sr Park
Contact Person Ira ',ade 34-0-776-6346
FRIDAY June 19 2009
SENIOR VARIETY SHOW
7 p m at Winstcn Wells Ball Field
Contact Person Jane Johannes 340-776-6450
SATURDAY June 20 2'09
FESTIVAL BIKE RACE
Honoring Mrs Yulandra Wilsori.-Poer
B a mrn at National Park
Contact Jane Thill 340-693-9467
FESTIVAL MIX
9 p m at Winston Wells Ball Field
Contact Person Luci nda Jurgen 340-776-1291
SUNDAY June '1 -2:,9
ST. JOHN FESTIVAL PRINCESS
2009 SELECTION PAGEANT
6p rrm at Winston Wells Ball Field
Contact Person Mi.dalia Feliciano
40.344-.6142




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SATURCDAr June ,.. 2l0 1
MISS ST. JOHN
FESTIVAL QUEEN 2009
SELECTION PAGEANT
8 p m at Wmnston Wells Ball Field
Contact Person Ernid Doway 340-774.3338

SUNDAY June 2.5 2009
FOOD FAIR & CORONATION
1 p m at Frank lin Powell, Sr Park
Contact Persons N Thomas .' L Smith
340-690-1725; 340-6'90-3692
BOAT RACES
3 p m at Cruz Bay Harbor
Contact Person Slim 340-771-2498

MONDAY June 29 JL00',
FESTIVAL VILLAGE OPEN
7 p m at Cruz Bay Parking Lot
Conlact Person Jane Johannes 34i0-776-64,0


FRIDAY July " 20019
CULTURAL DAY
3p m at Franklin Powell Sr Park
Contact 340-6i.0-36i.
or 340-690-1725

SATURDAi July 4 2009
JOUVERT
4 am Cruz Bay
Contact Person C Paris 34 0-690& -27
PARADE
11 a m at National Park
Contact Person N Thomas 340.774.3107
FIREWORKS DISPLAY
9 p m at Cruz Bay Harbor
Coniact Person M Nelson 340-776-6496

SUNDAn July 5 2i009
FESTIVAL BEACH JAM
1 p m at Oppenheimer Beach
Coniaci Person L Smith 340-690-3692


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PSC’s St. John WAPA Hearing Draws Three Residents OnlyPage 3Honeymoon Beach Drowning ReportedPage 4Detour Sign for Drivers Eastbound on Route 10Page 3 Creek Revitalization Plan Not Yet Ready for Public ReviewPage 4June 8-14, 2009 Copyright 2009 Coral Bay Triangle Getting FaceliftPage 8 After Eight Years, North Shore Road Project Slated To Start This FallPage 5 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottGBS Takes to the Street in ProtestBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The halls of Guy Benjamin School were just about empty on Thursday, June 4, as parents kept students home as part of a planned Par ent Teacher Organization protest to demand the hiring of Jane Roskin. About 10 GBS PTO members, parents and students stood outside the school holding posters which read “We Need Mrs. Roskin At Our School — No More Excuses,” and “Together We Can Make Guy Benjamin Great.” There were only about 18 of the 100 students in attendance on June 4. Roskin taught at the small Coral Bay elementary school for 17 years until 2004, when she was abruptly transferred to Addelita Cancryn Junior High School on St. Thomas. After a battle with the Department of Education and encouraged to retire, which she did. After teaching at the Gifft Hill School for two years — during which time Governor John deJongh was elected and a new Department of Education Commissioner was appointed Continued on Page 2

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2 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009St. John Tradewinds The Department of Planning and Natural Resources has scheduled territorial public hearings on the Draft Telecommunication Facilities Rules and Regulations. The St. John public hearing will be at the Cruz Bay Legislature building on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. Copies of the Draft Telecommunication Facilities Rules and Regulations are available for review at DPNR’s Marketplace loca tion on St. John, all public libraries, and libraries of the University of the Virgin Islands. For additional information, contact the Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, at 774-3320 or 773-1082.Demanding the DOE Hires Ms. Roskin, GBS PTO Takes to the Street in ProtestCommunication Towers Public Hearing Is Scheduled for June 11 on St. John St. John Tradewinds The Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) Class of 1985 is readying for its 25th Anniversary Reunion in 2010. A meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, at CAHS in Room 217A and class members are encouraged to attend. Plans for the reunion as well as other social events will be discussed and dues collected. For more information contact Vernice Gumbs, at 690-4069 and or email Juel Anderson, at jade_ari@hotmail.com.CAHS Class of 1985: 25th AnniversarySt. John Tradewinds The Gifft Hill School will graduate 11 seniors on Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Caneel Bay Resort where First Lady Cecile DeJongh will deliver the commencement address. The community is invited to attend the ceremony for the GHS’ sixth graduating class. The school will be graduating 11 seniors, all residents of St. John: Evanna Chinnery; Chade Edwards; Kerla Fessale; Mathew Gibney; Zenobia Howe; Tafari Ollivieri; Jessica Samuel; Malik Stevens; Denique Thomas; Shawana Thomas; and Matty Trayser.GHS Senior Class Graduation June 11— Roskin was informed that she would be hired back by the department, according to GBS PTO president Lois Simmonds. “She quit her job at the Gifft Hill School, where she was wellrespected and well-loved, expecting to be hired by the Department of Education and return to GBS,” said Simmonds. “It never happened though and no one has said why.” For the past two years, Roskin has been the Reading First coach for GBS, but she is still not an employee of DOE. Instead, Roskin’s salary has been paid with special funds from private sector donations, Simmonds explained. In addition to the Reading First position, there will be two more vacancies at GBS next year as both teachers are retiring at the end of cials and parents want Roskin to teacher. “The teachers want her, the par ents want her, the principal wants her, the students want her, she lives in Coral Bay and she wants to be here,” said Donna Matthias, whose two daughters attend GBS. “It seems like a no-brainer.” not gotten a clear answer to why Roskin hasn’t been hired yet, according to Simmonds. “We’ve called everyone from the governor, superintendent and the commissioner, and everyone gives us a different story,” Simmonds said. “They say she isn’t say she hasn’t gone through the process, which isn’t true.” “These statements are coming from the department and the governor of the Virgin Islands — the same governor who said when he was campaigning that education is his number one priority,” said Simmonds. “There are excuses after excuses and that is not fair.” Matthias talked to DOE Commissioner Dr. Laverne Terry per sonally and still didn’t get any answers, she explained. “I spoke to the commissioner last week and asked her how I can help get Ms. Roskin hired and she said, ‘you can’t,’” said Matthias. “She said, ‘you’re not sitting in that room when the hiring happens.’ She basically told me parents don’t have a voice, but she is wrong.” “I’m here to tell her that parents do have a voice,” Matthias said. Another excuse Matthias heard from Commissioner Terry for Roskin not being hired was that the explained the GBS parent. “Let’s be honest now, there are no St. Thomas teachers who are requesting to be transferred all the way out to Guy Benjamin School,” said Matthias. As an alumnus of the school, Matthias’ husband, Ernest Matthias, takes matters at GBS to heart, he explained. “This is my school — this was my foundation,” said Ernest Matthias. “This school means a lot to me and Ms. Roskin is an amazing teacher. We have students with needs and we need to put politics aside and do what’s right for the students.” GBS PTO members and parents have had enough, explained Simmonds. “Here we have a teacher that wants to teach and lives right here,” said the GBS PTO president. “In the meantime, the department is recruiting teachers from Jamaica and the Philippines. The PTO is tired of the run around and we want her in the classroom educating our children.” Simmonds urged parents and residents to call Senator at Large 8061 to share their support for the hiring of Roskin. St. John Tradewinds The Department of Planning and Natural Resources advises the public that all boating regermen licensing for 2009-2010 will be conducted on St. John at from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Recreational boat and moor ing registration will be on June 9, 11, 23, and 25. Commercial registration will be on July 14. must register at the Division of Fish and Wildlife on St. Thomas at 6291 Estate Nazareth, Red Hook from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. istering must have their 20092010 commercial catch reports submitted to be eligible to renew the permit. Contact the Division of Fish and Wildlife 7756762 on St. Thomas for further information.DPNR Offering Boating Registration and Fishermen Licensing on St. John St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott(L to R) Siela and Donna Matthias, Gwen Hyndman and Lois Simmonds show their support for Jane Roskin.The Julius E. Sprauve School will promote its ninth grade class at a ceremony on Tuesday evening, June 9, at the Westin Resort and Villas at 6:30 p..m. The Guy Benjamin School sixth graders will graduate in a ceremony at the school’s campus on Thursday morning, June 11, at 10 a.m. JESS and GBS Promotions ScheduledContinued from Cover

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A Monday evening, June 2, Public Services Commission public hearing at the St. John Legislature drew only three residents who heard about the V.I. Water And Power Authority’s proposed base rate increases. The three Love City residents’ opinions were the sole St. John ducting the rate investigations into the territory’s water and electric utility. The Monday meeting was hearings; the PSC also hosted hear ings on St. Thomas and St. Croix last week. After working closely for weeks, mered out an agreement to hike the average residential electric bill 5.7 percent, the average commercial eltrical bill 6.1 percent and the average water bill 12.7 percent. gation into WAPA’s electric rates authority’s water rates since 1994. After being raised 9.7 percent in 2003, the electric rates were actually decreased 5 percent in 2004. Under the proposed agreement — which has not been accepted by PSC’s appointed hearing examiner Attorney Kathleen Mackay or voted on by the commission’s board of directors — the increases to WAPA’s electrical rates are based on an average residential customer consumption of 500 kilowatt hours each month. With that scenario, the proposed base rate hike would increase an average person’s bill from $121.37 to $128.34, or about 5.7 percent. The commercial electrical bill is based on an average usage of 1,200 kilowatt hours per month. After all costs are added, an average commercial bill would increase from $322.31 to $341.92, or about 6.1 percent, under the proposed agreement. The average water consumption per person as determined by WAPA is 2,400 gallons per month with the additional 1,000 gallons and more at a different rate. The proposed agreement would from $14.90 to $17.58, and after that from $16.90 to $19.64, per thousand gallons. That adds up to a 12.7 percent increase in an average person’s monthly water bill. “We must balance the interest of the rate payer and the interest of the public,” said Attorney Boyd Sprehn, a PSC counsel. “WAPA must maintain independent water and electrical production. Many of the goals and objectives of both the PSC and WAPA were similar and it was possible for the parties to agree to an overall settlement.” The agreement includes funds for WAPA to investigate alternative energy sources and move away from its dependence on oil, explained Sprehn. WAPA is also mandated to complete a management assessment audit within 18 months and reduce line loss, according to the attorney. The three residents who did attend the public hearing explained how high electric rates can drive people out of business. “I feel this is a tremendous burden on the taxpayers and businesses,” said Albert Willis. “Last summer the price went as high as 50-cents a kilowatt hour when you added up all the charges. It almost put a lot of people out of business.” “Over all these years, I haven’t seen the service you provide increase as our rates have increased,” Willis said. “There were so many lost opportunities and hopefully this time WAPA will take advantage of the opportunity to improve service.” The proposed base rate increases are not related to the Levelized Energy Adjustment Clause (LEAC) market price of crude oil and can drive up electric bills. In order to lessen electric bills, WAPA must end or at least lessen its oil dependency, explained the authority’s executive director Hugo Hodge. “To ward against high rates in the future, we have to get off our dependency on oil,” said Hodge. “Our goal is to create other sources of energy.” WAPA is exploring constructing a reverse osmosis plant in the Coral Bay area to produce between 1,000 and 2,000 gallons a day to start water distribution on the eastern portion on St. John. The authority has already received a grant for more than $900,000 for the project and expects to be approved for a second grant shortly, Hodge explained. The WAPA executive director declined to comment on a potential site for the R/O plant in the Coral expensive parcel in order to use most of its funding for the actual construction of the plant, according to Hodge. St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 3 Thursday, June 11th INDEXBusiness Directory .............20 Church Schedules ..............20 St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott the authority’s proposed rate hike.Detour Signs Unveiled on One-way Street Adjacent To FirstbankPSC’s St. John Hearing on WAPA Draws Three Residents 2009 R AIN DATAat Trunk BayMay RainfallAverage May Rainfall Total YTD RainfallAverage YTD Rainfall Cruz Bay roundabout Woody’s and Quiet Mon Pub will be closed to Signs directing motor by the Lumberyard were St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds Changes are still being made to the Cruz Bay Creek, and it could be another month or more before plans are presented to St. John residents. St. Thomas-based architecture structed at a February V.I. Port Authority board meeting to address several alternatives to what the Creek will be used for, and how the docking facility will be incorporated. ing to make changes to its plan for the area and anticipated presenting those changes at VIPA’s monthly board meeting in April. DeJongh Associates was not on VIPA’s agenda for April or May, however. VIPA did not provide information on when the authority would next meet with the archi“We have to get information to the Port Authority this week, and then we will be moving forward,” deJongh Associates founding partner Robert deJongh said last week. The public will be presented with the plan once it’s approved by the board, explained VIPA spokesperson Monifa Marrero. “After the board approves the plan, the next step will be to have a public meeting,” said Marrero. The Creek has been used for a mishmash of activities, including docking for cruise ship tenders moved to the Enighed Pond Marine Facility in April 2006. DeJongh Associates’ initial plan called for the opening of Enighed Pond to parking, providing 150 much-needed parking spots in Cruz Bay, during the revitalization period at the Creek. of the plan that has been revealed is the possibility of relocating the Customs facility to the opposite end of the Creek, closer to the V.I. National Park dock.4 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 St. John Tradewinds V.I. Police Department St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy reported that a 65-year-old female tourist apparently drowned on Honeymoon Beach on St. John on Wednesday, June 4. Police were dispatched to that location just before 12 p.m. June 4 and encountered a woman unresponsive on the beach. The vicstaying at Bluebeard’s Beach Club on St. Thomas. that stopped at the beach to snorkel. Sometime later the husband returned to the boat and Padgett continued snorkeling. According to witnesses someone began shouting for help and Padgett’s body was subsequently pulled from the water. St. John Rescue transported the victim to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center where she was pronounced dead by medical staff. According to EMS there were no visible signs of trauma to the body. The victim suffered from arthritis, high blood cording to Foy. The case will be followed up by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat plans for the Cruz Bay Creek continue to change. Sports Massage Soft-tissue Injuries Energy WorkLina GuildLicensed Massage Therapist 776-6223 Cruz Bay Creek Revitalization Plan Not Yet Ready for PublicDrowning Reported at HoneymoonSt. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands National Park will host a Youth Conservation Corp Program this summer. The eight-week program, which will begin on Monday, June 22, and end on Friday August 14, will employ 16 youths. Applicants must be 15-18 years of age and be a U.S. citizen or have permanent residency status. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 12. Applications can be picked up at the National Park Visitor Center in between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily. For more information call at (340) 776-6201, ext. 261 or 260.YCC Application Deadline Is Friday, June 12

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St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 5 WR-FitnessClub TW 1.09.indd 1 1/6/09 1:06:31 PM By Mauri Elbel St. John Tradewinds After eight years of planning and preparation, the island’s weathered and worn North Shore Road will receive much-needed repairs beginning in September. “The Virgin Islands National Park has been planning this project with Federal Highway Administration for the past eight years,” said V.I. National Park Superintendent Mark Hardgrove. “North Shore Road has not been paved for over 16 years and the road is in bad need of repairs.” The North Shore Road Rehabilitation project is scheduled to ished within a year and a half, according Hardgrove. “The project is expected to take between 12 and 18 months,” he said. $2 Mil. from ARRA Funds The project was originally funded at $4.9 million but because construction costs have nearly doubled over the past eight years, its current budget of $8.1 million passed earlier this year, the super intendent explained. The $4.9 million of Federal Highway funds collected from gas taxes in the U.S. was enhanced by $1.2 million from National Park Service Fee income collected within the national park for the use of Trunk Bay and its 212 boat moorings, according to Hardgrove. He said the additional $2 million came from stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “We are really pleased to announce that the project was funded and enhanced,” Hardgrove said. “It has been a real partnership not only in the planning of this project, but in the funding as well.” The scope of the project consists of the rehabilitation and resurfacing of 8.1 miles of North Shore Road as well as resurfacing and drainage improvements within the VINP Headquarters and Visitors Center parking area. Among the projects slated for North Shore Road are: full and partial width pavement reconstruction; asphalt paving and anti-skid surface treatment; shoulder stabilization; new signage and striping; and drainage improvements. “There will be some major renovations,” Hardgrove said. “The paving of the entire road will only take a few months, but preparing the road for paving will take some time.” Sealed bids are now being accepted for the project, Hardgrove said. Bid documents became available for download on June 2 contracting/Documents.aspx. The work should proceed 60 days after a contract is awarded, which is slated for July 7, explained Hardgrove. The superintendent said at least one lane will remain open on North Shore Road during all times. “We may hit some exciting times in season,” Hardgrove said. “But the contract allows for no After Eight Years, North Shore Road Project Slated To Start This Fall St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat The road project will include resurfacing more than eight miles of North Shore Road and

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6 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 By Michael J Tyzbir Special to St. John Tradewinds On the morning of Wednesday, May 15, the 42-foot Blast vessels, departed from its home on the Weston Resort and Villas dock, heading on a historical journey that may not be duplicated again. The destination was Lameshur Bay, and the reunion of the guests on Blast was to commemorate the Atwhich took place in 1969 and 1970 at the Tektite I and II sites, undersea structures where up to a half dozen aquanauts lived and learned much about the aquatic world and the mysteries it holds. On board was a dive team that would make Jacques Cousteau envious. Buzz Aldrin, aquanaut and astronaut, and 24 other companions once again explored the remains of the undersea colony established 40 years ago. Preparing for Space Under the Sea Astronauts were included in the project because they prepared for their weightlessness in space by scuba diving and simulating tasks under water. Aldrin displayed expert diving skills, as one would expect from the second man to walk on the moon. Although not diving, Scott Carpenter, another name synonymous with sea and space, was there for the colony’s SEALAB and, for those too young to remember, was one of the original seven astronauts on the Mercury space shuttle. tists-in-the-sea program,” said Carpenter. “It was a cooperative government-industry-university effort that took place in Lameshur Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands in 1969-70. One goal of the program was to show that saturation diving from an underwater labotively small cost, using a breathing mixture of nitrogen and oxygen.” “During Tektite II, General Electric rebreathers were used which greatly extended the time that divers could spend in the water away from the Tektite habitat,” Carpenter said. “Nine studies dealing with varicarried out during Tektite I and II.” Another participant was Craig McLean, the deputy for NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research programs and administration, who was on hand because of similar undersea experiments performed by NOAA. They presently have a site called Aquarius based off the shores of Florida, which is used for ongoing lab experiments. The members of the crew, Captain Justin Holt, Captain James Gill, Michael Tyzbir, and Adrienne Katz, all PADI dive instructors, said there is no describing the pride and excitement they felt for the opportunity to host the group. They were very grateful to the Westin Villa Resorts and Cruz Bay Watersports for three days of living history. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Michael J. Tyzbir and Scott Carpenter for a historical journey aboard Blast. Local Watersports Company Hosts 40-Year Reunion of Tektite 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, June 9th Rock w/John 10PM (solo/acoustic/classic rock) Next Week! June 18th Presidente Tribute Band Series: Nevermind -The International Touring Tribute to NIRVANA Drink Specials! “A Pour Your Own Bar” Air-conditioned Pool Tables Gaming Machines Restaurant 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 Closing July 5 until NovemberDinner Served 5:30-8:00pm Open Tuesday-SaturdayEstate Concordia Preserve, Coral Bay, St. John USVI (Just above Saltpond Bay) 340-693-5855

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After years of hard work and dedication, J’Nay Penn graduated at the top of her class as Valedictorian from Ivanna Eudora Kean High School last week. The St. John teen is heading to Pennsylvania University in the fall where she’ll major in graphic design communication. The lifelong, self-styled computer nerd, owed her success to her favorite technology — the internet. “I was always into computers,” said Penn. “Regardless of computer graphics, I’ve always been a computer geek. That really helped me to succeed.” Penn also strived to live up to the standards set by her father, Jose Penn. “I was very motivated by my father, who was the valedictorian of his high school class,” Penn said. “He really motivated me and I’ve always tried to do my best. That’s what got me where I am today.” Penn also offered some advice for younger students looking to succeed. “Do what you know and don’t be ashamed to ask for help,” said Penn. “And use the internet.”St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 7 Waterfront Bistro Friday & Saturday 8:30 to 11 PM OPEN EVERY DAY!Sunday, 4PM 12AM Monday through Thursday, 12PM 12AM Friday & Saturday, 12PM 1AM Where the Winners Play! J’Nay Penn Graduates As Valedictorian of IEKHSSt. John Tradewinds News Photos by Mary Jo Wilders one student shows off his work, at left. J’Nay Penn St. John Tradewinds V.I. National Park Education Specialist Laurel Bigrig-Brannick, volunteer Anna Tuttle, and artist Elaine Estern collaborated to shape a Wetlands Project funded by the Friends of VINP for Julius E. students. The purpose of the endeavor was to sensitize students to the unique importance of mangrove swamps. Frank Bay, which offers an easily acces sible environment for students to study plant and animal life, was the perfect location. Additionally, Estern’s work in Coconut Coast the natural St. John habitat. Students said they loved walking around the pond and tracking the birds with binoculars and listening to the artist explain her work. The students found a good balance, according to JESS reading teacher Mary Jo Wilder. “The students learned balance between outside and indoor activity, length of time and focused interest,” said Wilder. “Most of the kids reported that the trip was ‘real cool.’” JESS Students Learn About Wetlands

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Times — and roadside attractions — in Coral Bay are a-changing. The funky collection of signs arranged at the Coral Bay triangle are gone, but a collaborative effort between area business owners and the property owner is netting exciting results. The land at the intersection of Route 10, Centerline Road, and Route 107, South Shore Road, often referred to as the “triangle,” is owned by the Moravian Church’s Eastern West Indies Province, which is based in Antigua. For years business owners in the Coral Bay area have erected signs on the land without permission or mainte nance. The Moravian Church leased the land last year to a Florida-based development company called T-Rex, which has plans to construct a marina, shopping complex and condominiums, although no applications for permits for construction are currently under consideration. After agreeing to the long-term lease, the church’s property manager for the Virgin Islands took a look at the land and determined that the Coral Bay corner was a liability. “The corner was inundated with signs and more people were asking for signs to be put up there,” said Moravian Church V.I. Conference property manager Samuel Rymer. “After ascertaining what was there, it was determined to be a liability and all the signs were taken down.” Instead of having the church dictate what to put at the prominent corner, Rymer took the opportunity to join forces with the community, he explained. “Instead of the conference saying what will go up there, we wanted to come to the businesses to work together to come up with a design everyone is happy with,” Rymer said. “It will be a win-win situation for the Coral Bay business community and the conference.” Rymer designed a rough draft as a starting point for the sign which featured a bench — similar to the iconic Skinny Legs one which sat the corner for years — and directional station and grocery stores. From there, a team composed of area business owners including architect Ken Yolman of Coral Bay Design Build and Cheryl Geller of the Tourist Trap, created a welcome sign design which incorporated the church’s main concerns and maintained a Coral Bay edge. The design currently calls for a 13-foot central welcome sign with directional information, a bench and overhanging shade, with branches extending east and south. Each branch has space for 16 two-foot-by-two-foot signs. Every business which previously had a sign at the Coral Bay triangle will be given space on the new sign structure The new structure will be maintained by the community and the design includes space for solar powered lights in the future. A small maintenance fee will be assessed to business owners who use space on the structure. All eight Coral Bay business owners and Rymer approved the general design at a Tuesday morning, June 2, meeting at the Emmaus Moravian Church. Rymer was scheduled to share the design with St. John Administrator Leona Smith and Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works Ira Wade last week. al Bay sign structure and plan to meet with Rymer again on Tuesday morning, June 16, at 11 a.m. at the church. A materials list and cost analysis should be compiled by then and the group expected to move forward with the project quickly. “I want to get this thing up as quickly as possible,” Rymer said. “Once we have the design complete and the materials and funds together, we’ll get together and get it up. It will be like an old fashioned barn raising.”8 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 “I want to get this thing up as quickly as possible. Once we have the design complete and the materials and funds together, we’ll get together and get it up. It will be like an old fashioned barn raising.”The Coral Bay Triangle before. Coral Bay Triangle Getting A Face Lift crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! The Coral Bay Triangle now. The future Coral Bay Triangle.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Market and a single mother, Nedra Ephraim has plenty to keep her busy — but that didn’t keep her from pursuing a higher education. The St. Johnian — who has recently graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands with a bachelor’s degree. In 1996, one year after Star the Boulon Center and right after Ephraim graduated from high school, the teenager started working as a cashier in the store. Over the next 13 years, she would put in time in pretty much every departand Mugar Enterprises owner David Mugar. “Nedra was only a teenager when she started with us and she’s been with us the entire time,” said Mugar. “She’s worked in almost every department and she’s been the store manager for the past three years now where she oversees 60 employees. She’s an invaluable member of our team.” time of considerable growth from a small mini-mart to a full-service grocery store. said. “I have great respect for Nedra and her ability to stay with us when we were growing very, very rapidly for years on end. It’s not easy to continually hire and train people and have them do things “We’re very proud that she stuck with us and she followed through and got her education,” said Mugar. Ephraim also impressed Maureen Carsel, which whom the UVI student interned before graduating. “I think it’s absolutely amazing what she’s done, and especially as such a young person,” said Carsel. “Her ability to learn and listen and her determination to succeed really impressed me.” It was a scholarship offered to employees by Mugar Enterprises which prompted Ephraim to go back to school, she explained. “I started school a while ago and I stopped going, but when their employees, I took advantage of it,” said Ephraim. “They helped pay for my tuition and I was going full time. Then when I got pregnant, I started going part-time, but I didn’t stop.” a lot of encouragement from the company and the community. “I had a lot of support from Mugar Enterprises employees who always told me to keep it up and from all the guys here at the store who used to offer me rides to school when I needed it,” Ephraim said. “And of course my parents and friends in the community continually gave me encouragement.” A number of people gave Ephraim the support she needed to keep going through long hours of work and school and travel back and forth to St. Thomas. “Maureen Carsel helped me with my internship,” said Ephraim. “Also Eddie Bruce, Jose Penn, my Yvonne Wells, and Diane Walker always told me to stick with it. They really pushed me to complete school.” Even with all the support and encouragement from friends and family, Ephraim had another gree — her two-and-a-half-year -old son. “If it wasn’t for my son, I don’t think I really would have stuck it out,” said Ephraim. “I didn’t want to give him any excuse to not go to school himself. I didn’t want him have to.’” Since donning her cap and gown, Ephraim has been enjoying the end of classes and commuting to UVI. She’s happy to have her degree in hand and have a job she enjoys. “I’m glad school is over and I’m ket,” said Ephraim. “It’s a great place to work.”St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 9 Nedra Ephraim Mother, Manager and College Grad: Nedra Ephraim Earns Bachelor’s Degree St. John Tradewinds Alexander Riviere of Cruz Bay, St. John completed requirements for a bachelor of arts degree and graduated from Maryville College. Dave Ramsey, personal money management expert, popular nationally syndicated radio and television host and best selling author, was the speaker at commencement, which was May 17 on the lawn between Sutton Science Center and Anderson Hall. Ramsey was also awarded an during the evening’s ceremonies. In his address entitled “Hope, Real Hope,” Ramsey described himself as a “regular guy” who remembers what it was like to lose hope. To hold on to hope, he urged tions in their lives: taking current failures and projecting them into their futures; placing their hope in the wrong things, such as a diploma; and losing perspective, Ramsey explained. “Ultimately, there is one place designed to put your hope,” said Ramsey. “That hope-placing place is the nail-scarred hands of Jesus. When you place your hope there, you will not be let down.” Riviere, a 2005 graduate of St. John School on Gifft Hill, majored in international business while at the college. He is the son of Wilfred and Leah Riviere of Cruz Bay, St. John.Alexander Riviere Graduates from Maryville College

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds It’s a new day at the Department of Human Services, Assistant Commissioner Michal RhymerCharles told residents at an open house reception at the departon Wednesday, June 3. on Love City to share information with the public about new services of the Division of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services. will be open once a week, was island’s disabled residents. After conducting a series of surveys with persons with disabilities, the numheard was a lack of services on St. John, explained Vernon Finch, administrator for DHS’ Division of Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation. “Persons with disabilities who took our survey indicated a need for transportation, employment and training,” said Finch. “We are embarking on a new major campaign, because we want to let people know we are here to serve them. That’s why we’re here today.” Disabilities and Rehabilitation Wednesday from 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m. to offer services from vocational training and counseling to personal assistance and job placement for persons with disability. DHS is focusing on expanding services to St. John residents, explained Rhymer-Charles. “We will be utilizing every available resource in the territory to provide you with all the services we can,” said the DHS assistant commissioner. “It’s a new day at the Department of Human Services. We know things weren’t available in the past, but something has to start.” “We’re here listening to you and we’re going to be making improvements,” Rhymer-Charles said. Citizens at the open house reception also learned about services available from the department’s Older Blind Program, which offers adaptive aids, screenings and peer counseling. For more information about DHS’ services available on St. John call 776-6334.10 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Human Services Unveils New Annual GBS Spaghetti Dinner Successful 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. N E X T ADV ERT I S I N G DEA DLI NE : THURSDA Y, JUNE 11THSt. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After ups and downs and closing its doors for more than two months, the gym on the business and members are happier than ever. Previously called Gym in Paradise, the business originally opened shortly after construction of the Marketplace shopping comness center was initially owned by St. John Hardware owners Kate and Jim Swan and Terry and Tom Bertolino. The partners ran the business until January 2008 when they sold Gym in Paradise to Mark Dallas, a New Jersey resident who planned to relocate to Love City and run the gym. Dallas’ plans changed and he tried unsuccessfully to run the business from off-island. After months of operating in the red — and experimenting with cost saving measures like cutting off the air conditioning — Dallas shut the gym in March. After months of work getting the space back to its former condition, the Swans and Bertolinos re-opened the gym, now called Hardware Abs, last month. “We turned it back into the gym it was,” said Jim Swan. “It’s nice and neat and clean again and the air conditioning is back on. All the equipment is in working order and it’s been repainted.” The new, old owners also rearranged the space and put the weights in a more prominent location. so we’ve moved them back to where they are easily accessible,” said Swan. “We wanted it to be more of a work out gym again, not just full of machines.” The Swans also hired Trish Stalter as the front desk assistant, who has gotten rave reviews from Hardware Abs members. “Trish is great,” said Swan. “Everyone loves her.” One thing that remains the same at the gym is the fee structure. Monthly member ships are still only $65 and are available in packages of multiple months up to a year, for additional savings. The yoga room in the back of the gym is available for rent as well. While the St. John Hardware store owners weren’t looking to take on another business, they are happy to be able to offer another gym to St. John residents. “Everyone is really happy,” said Swan. “It’s nice to have the gym up and operating and we’re happy we could help.” Hardware Abs is open Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information about renting the yoga room, call the Swans or Bertolinos at 693-8780. St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 11 St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Marketplace Gym Reopens Under Original Management

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12 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 St. John Tradewinds The June opening reception at Bajo El Sol Gallery will feature artwork by some of the island’s student artists on Friday evening, June 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. The students, as part of their school curriculum, have both visited the gallery and were instruct ed by some of Bajo’s professional artists. Join the artists of Bajo El Sol Gallery upstairs in Mongoose Junction and celebrate and encour The instruction is supported in part by the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts. For more information please call the gallery at 340-6937070.Pastel a la Playa by Elyze Barthelemy Student Artists Featured at June Reception at Bajo El Sol Dia Otto and Kamaria Penn create collagesSt. John Tradewinds Spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea from Virgin Islands National Park will remain unspoiled thanks to the generous donation of a 2.2-acre oceanfront parcel to The Trust for Public Land. Located on Nanny Point on the southeast coast of St. John, the site was owned by Stanley Selengut, owner of Maho Bay Campground and Estate Concordia. Selengut donated the $2 million site to TPL, which will in turn donate the property to the National Park Service for inclusion in the VINP. “The views from the point are simply stunning,” said John Garrison, TPL’s project manager in the USVI. “It was incredibly generous of Mr. Selengut to donate a site that could easily have been developed with high-end villas. We were thrilled to work with him to preserve this very special place.” Selengut, who just turned 80, is regarded as one of the fathers of “ecotourism.” He is the founder and owner of four eco-friendly beach resorts on the island of St. John, and a partner with the National Park Service in developing models and designs for ecotourist resorts. “I’ve been in the business for a long time and this is the most beautiful piece of real estate I’ve ever owned,” Selengut said. “One of the things that makes land super precious is preservation of the viewshed. The views from the hillside are incredibleyou look down and see Nanny Point, and look out and see the British Virgin Islands. It’s a totally unobstructed view.” The site is directly adjacent to VINP and park ofboundary of the park to include the property, which will be used as a scenic overlook. “VINP was created by Congress in 1956 for its outstanding scenic beauty and rich cultural heritage,” said VINP superintendent Mark Hardgrove. “I can think of no better gift to the American people than Mr. Stanley Selengut’s gift of Nanny Point to the Trust for Public Land. This 2.2 acre site is the home of some of the most breathtaking scenic views and important native vegetation on St. John.” “The property is in good hands with the Trust for Public Land, until the NPS completes the work on a minor boundary adjustment,” Hardgrove said. “On behalf of the National Park Service I would like to thank Mr. Selengut and the Trust for Public Land for the important role they both continue to play in the Virgin Islands.” Besides its outstanding views, Nanny Point is known for its unusual vegetation. “This acquisition will protect part of a newly discovered population of Solanum conocarpum, an extremely rare and endangered plant which has been proposed for listing on St. John,” said Rafe Boulon, chief of resource management for VINP. “The par cel also contains great examples of an uncommon dry cactus community that is very rare for the V.I. National Park.” TPL conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Working in the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1999, TPL has conserved eight sites on the three islands, including the majority of Estate Maho Bay on St. John, three additions to the Salt River Bay National Park and Ecological Preserve on St. Croix, and a renovation of a downtown park on St. Thomas. Selengut Donates 2.2-Acre Nanny Point to Trust for Public Land “this is the most beautiful piece of real estate I’ve ever owned.”

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St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 13 NEXT ADVERTISING DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, JUNE 11THSt. John Tradewinds My chance encounter the other day with a street lowed by the usual brush-off that is given to those who ply our streets and alleys looking for a dollar to buy some food (drugs). Some of these individuals I have known or seen over the years and some I knew as children growing up in our small community. It has always been easier for me to take an elevated position of moral high ground, to dismiss these losers as victims of their own ill-advised lives, and to see them not as the victimized, but as willing participants in their complete disgrace. Having lost friends and family to the scourge of drug addiction, it haunted me that such a condition could lead to a ruinous life or even death. Why is the addict not able to see the certain fate they await if their addiction is not arrested, or worse how it destroys their family in the process? To sit in judgment on the behaviors of others is the easiest path to follow and I should have known better to disallow compassion for convenience. When confronted with this failure on my part to understand the reality of addiction, my unwillingness to comprehend the struggle of the addict, a crack of light opened in my mind, understanding rushed in like a freight train. How could I have not seen the truth of addiction as a suffering, not a “high”? becomes a necessity, not a choice. Those in the straight world can never understand how this chemi cal is designed to take over ones brain, to force use at all costs, whether the user likes it or not. Where we are really un-informed is how we react to the addict. There is no greater awareness or knowledge of addiction and its humiliating effects then that of the addicts themselves. There are no delusions to their addiction, only the cold hard reality that they and contempt. Yet, they are in need of love, respect, compassion, and most of all recognition for who they are as a per son, not the addict. To separate the addict from the person is the only way to communicate with the addicted. Our current methods of dealing with this disease are not effective and lack compassion. Sending them to muster the strength to combat his or her disease. Prisons are full of drugs and violence, and serve only to harden these victims to any possibility of being cured. Treatment centers in the Virgin Islands are few to non-existent, and already full to capacity. No family has been untouched by this scourge; its tragic consequences are played out daily in our homes and neighborhoods. With each passing day more of our young people will foolishly think that they are stronger than the drug and convince themselves that they are not like those that came before them. Each day another will fall victim to its devil like possession and with pipe in hand begin the vicious cycle of addiction. We must stop this scourge; we must provide open recognition of the problem in our community; we must give them treatment centers that offer compassion and understanding along with counseling and family support; we must take away the stigma that shuns our addicted sick and replace it with respect and encouragement. We will never stop the dealers, but we should never give them respect and admiration for dealing the devil’s desire. They will pay the price of their evil trade not by sitting in prison but by burning in hell. Just My Opinon by Andrew Rutnik Dealing With Disease of Addition Four St. John Groups Receive Funds from CFVISt. John Tradewinds The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands recently awarded $27,134 in mini grants to applicants in all three islands, including three or ganizations on St. John. Clarence Cuthbertson of Carabana Ensemble Theater Group was granted $800 for an arts infusion in early education program. Bob Malacarne of St. John Rescue was awarded $1,000 for CPR training for Julius E. Sprauve School students. Paul Devine of the St. John Community Foundation was awarded $800 on behalf of the St. John Film Society and Karen Munnelly of JESS was granted $1,000 for the school’s green thumb gar dening program. “We were delighted to be able to continue this mini grant program for the 13th consecutive year, bringing the total projects funded over the years to 623, for a value of $350,000,” said CFVI president Dee Baecher-Brown. “CFVI believes that the mini-grants program is an example of how longterm commitment and small grants can have a big impact on our community.” For more information call Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands at 774-6031 or check out the group’s website at ww.cfvi.net.

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Guest Opinion EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Susan Mann, Mauri Elbel COLUMNISTS/ CONTRIBUTORS Sis Frank, Bonny Corbeil, Katie Tarta, Eliza Magro, Malik Stevens, Chuck Pishko, Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine, Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik, Dustin Prudhomme, ADVERTISING 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 Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2009All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHINGThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John Tradewinds Keeping Track2008 FINAL COUNTHomicide: 0 Shootings: 0 Rapes: 0 2009 TO-DATE Shootings: 0 Stabbings: 0 Rapes: 0 Dear Editor: Not to be swept up in the emotionally charged atmosphere being created by both the proponents of the latest draft of the proposed constitution as well as its detractors is challenging. Giving in to one’s emotions always seems like the easier path simply because there is no required effort to challenge old assumptions or to question the ratio efforts are certainly worthwhile if they lead us to a better understanding. Can there be any doubt that the function of government includes the enforcement of laws and the perfor mance of those acts which attain to the common good on which a civil society depends? What we are experiencing today though, is the result of what happens when the exercise of government becomes a contest wherein competing lobbying efforts ultimately determine the content of laws and the direction of policies and programs. Representative government has become a mockery, and the undeniable reality is that the people on the lower rungs of the economic ladder are feeling the brunt of the consequences that attend such a fail ure of government. The efforts of some convention delegates to point at more recent arrivals as the cause of problems here is a very old device that employs our government structure. Their failure to devise a constitution that is fair and equitable is the product of that misunderstanding, and any efforts to ‘educate’ the public now will only compound that failure by an attempt that can only serve to mislead others. So what is this “common good” on which civil society ultimately depends, and that should be serving as the true end of government? The “common good,” as I understand it, consists of those actions and shared insights that contribute to a more perfect sense of jusstate of understanding that seeks to correctly perceive the best interest of the greatest possible number of elements. Those elements include not only ourselves, our family, our community, the environment, and even the past and future. Each of our lists may vary somewhat, but that is because only existence is universal, and reality is an individual consciousness of varying elements. That more perfect sense of justice can only be made real if we both limit the preponderance of our own self-interest, and resist the emotional appeal of that xenophobia that is now being actively promoted. The proposed constitution, like all such documents, represents a contract of consent between the government whose structure is therein described, and those who it purports to govern. The changes that have occurred as democracy evolved to the present day, speak strongly against the premise that such a document should be exclusion ary in its various components. The adoption of the constitution, through the franchise of the vote is an act of direct democracy, clearly the drafting phase to date, has not been. The workings of the convention included a number of acts which did not conform to the mandate that var ious laws of the senate established. To salvage whatever remains of that initial intent would require that both the latest draft and the one proposed by delegate Eugene Peterson earlier on be offered to the public in order to determine which best represents the “will of the people.” This necessarily must be done before the formal process of government review and approval is allowed to continue. The senate and the governor, as our representatives should have no qualms in offering whatever revisions are required to the original legisla tion to facilitate such a process. Privileges and freedoms are both established in a constitution as political rights and therefore a personal basis of action. History has shown us that neither can long exist unless equality is there to assure the needed basis of justice. If varying standards are established, how will it be socially acceptable motivations, moral standards and various codes of conduct handed down through family and community? The Virgin Islands are already divided by much more than the body of water that separates us; our politics of personalities, and the perception of differences however small all serve to distance us from divisive elements in our constitution now hope to accomplish? The current election process amounts to a very expensive contest of personalities in which those who them through the power of repetitive but ultimately meaningless political advertising. The truth is that contributors win an election, not the voters. That’s our real problem, and it requires a really appropriate solution. The argument that only integrity of government and the interests of average citizens is a grievous falsehood and an attempt to divert attention from a system of government that lacks accountability and serves as fertile ground for unending corruption. Given the opportunity to choose between the documents prepared, I believe the vast majority would choose what Eugene Peterson has offered. If our representatives cannot see the wisdom of giving us that choice, then let us organize the required effort to peti tion them to do so. If we convince them now that their political futures depend on it, the required consideration of our futures will also be made clear. After that the changes we really need will no longer amount to only some cleverly concocted political slogan! Hugo A. Roller Farmer and Concerned Citizen on St. John Changes in Attitudes and Constitutional Latitudes 14 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009

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St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 15 Dear Editor: This letter is in response to the article, “Business Owners Share Crime Concerns with VIPD Deputy Chief Foy,” in the May 25-31 issue of the St. John Tradewinds. We represent the managing partners of Larry’s Landing. We would like to respond to the printed statement by Deputy Chief Darren Foy regarding our business. Deputy Foy, you state, “The biggest problem we have is Larry’s Landing, but that guy doesn’t want to cooperate.” Deputy Foy, since there are three managing partners of Larry’s Landing, which “guy” were you referring to? On what date and at what time did you attempt to communicate with “that guy” and how did you attempt communication (i.e., in person, phone call, email, text message, etc.)? We ask because, among the three partners none of us have had any direct contact with you regarding any concerns with our business or property. Deputy Foy, as a public servant is it effective for you to publicly call out private businesses and business owners as being uncooperative even though you have never had direct communication with them? Did you realize that by singling out our business in a public forum, both at the meeting and through direct quote in the St. John Tradewinds, you have inherently positioned our business with those who are not actively working with the community to solve violence and crime issues? Your statement is unequivocally heartedly deny being uncooperative. The partners at Larry’s Landing regret not being at the safety meeting. Had we known our business were to be so negatively focused upon, we would have been there to defend ourselves. The following information would have been publicly presented: 1) The owners of Larry’s Landing have cooperated and communi cated with Helen Simon’s Citizens Integration Team. Please, Deputy Foy, ask Mrs. Simon. 2) Mrs. Simon’s CIT, which included VIPD representatives, has made safety improvement recommendations to the owners of Larry’s Landing. These included increased lighting and more security cameras, all of which have been implemented. Is that what you would deem uncooperative? 3) Larry’s Landing’s partners, managers, and employees, have always worked with St. John police as they occur and for the long term. Finally, we would like to address the St. John Tradewinds. We understand that Deputy Foy’s state ment was made in a public forum and is therefore subject to public record. However, is that where the reporting of public statements should end? Why was no follow up done by reporter Tom Oat regarding Deputy Foy’s statement? The St. John Tradewinds printed Deputy Foy’s statement without checking the validity of the statement. As the only business named in the article, we thought we would have been given the courtesy of responding to a defamatory statement within the same article, not through an editorial. We want Deputy Foy’s statement to be retracted, or at the least, corrected. Nothing less can repair the damage to this long-standing Cruz Bay business by printing a statement so utterly untrue. Deputy Foy, please, come by Larry’s Landing, ask for one of the owners, and we would be happy to discuss any issues of concern. Sincerely, Concerned Owners of Larry’s Landing Cruz Bay, St. John Editor’s Note: CIT chairperson Helen Simon and other CIT members were present at the meeting covered only by St. John Tradewinds. There was no mention of Larry’s Landing owners’ cooperation, includ ing whether they had shared their securty video tapes with authorities. The article “Business Owners Share Crime Concerns with VIPD Deputy Chief Foy” was simply a report on a public discussion/meeting not an investigation of law enforcement efforts.Larry’s Landing Owners Cite Cooperation with CITDear Governor John deJongh, I wanted to comment on the recent passage of the proposed Constitution. I, like many Virgin Islanders, am disheartened at the entire process. The fact that the document, in its approved form, is almost repugnant to many people gives one pause that we now must go through another process at the Presidential and Congressional levels. I am hoping that your submittal letter to President Barack Obama will contain your true feelings about this discriminatory document. As the elected leader of all Virgin Islanders, I implore you to ask President language and ask that Congress do the same. I can tell with certainty that only a minority of Vir gin Islanders believe that the proposed constitution should be returned to the people for a vote. In my opinion, it would be far better for Congress to send it back with massive revision or not return it at all. I certainly do not favor the use of the Organic Act as the continued basis of our laws. Rather, a locallyproduced document which addresses the needs of every citizen of the Virgin Islands — without regard to race or favoritism to any group — would be the ideal means to demonstrate to the people of the United States and the world, that the Virgin Islands is truly a self-governing and dynamic entity. The document produced by the delegation would decidedly oppose those ideals. Thank you, Governor, for your leadership; the people of the Virgin Islands are behind you as you attempt to rectify the many problems we face. I have every faith that you will do the right thing with this latest constitutional problem. Respectfully, Paul Devine, St. John Don’t Rubber Stamp the Proposed Constitution To The St. John Community,After serving this community for over 17 years, Today’s Flowers will be closing permanently. Over the years it has been my pleasure and privilege to share in the challenge on St. John. I realized my customers sentiment. Thank you for your patronage. This Wednesday through Friday 12:00:00 the shop – Laurie VanKuren abcdefghijklmnopqrs tu vwxyz124356789 -=`[]\';/. St. John’s Only Thrift Boutique . ATTENTION ST. JOHN HOMEOWNERSHIRING PROFESSIONALS TO MAINT AIN YOUR HOME ISNOT AN EXTRAVAGANCEI T ISSMART BUSINESS SENSE CONTACT THE PROFESSIONALS AT Cimmaron Property ManagementS t. John’s Premier Property M anagement Company Providing:COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT GUEST SERVICES (340) 715-2666 / www.cimmaronstjohn.com / info@cimmaronstjohn.com P.O. 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16 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 The Cone Heads Are Back! Dear Editor, No, the people who brought us “Kit-Kat” candy bars are not trying to out-do themselves with a new branding idea — “Kit-Kat” ice cream cones! These kitties were adopted by my son’s lady, Kim, here in LA. They had been dumped in an alley, taken to a shelter by a good Samaritan, then stayed in a foster home where they were cared for by an obviously excellent, (human) foster cat mom. They were just barely old enough to adopt when they were brought back to the shelter for consideration. They have not been named yet. My 13-year Chihuahua, Pepper can’t stand them due to a bit of jealousy issue. Here in North Hollywood there are therapists I could take her to, to address this, but that seems a bit “over the top.” Maybe she will look a little more kindly upon the feral cats when we get back home to Cruz Bay. They are outside, rather than in a master bedroom...and cone-less! Susan Mann Cruz Bay Letters to St. John TradewindsDear Editor: Last year, as oil prices skyrocketed, citizens came out in droves to protest the WAPA increases, Hovensa increases, electric rates and a host of other issues. Most felt it was unfair and they were right. Now, the PSC has been holding hearings on new WAPA rate increases and hardly anyone has shown up. Are things so good that we, as citizens can absorb additional fees without even making a statement? Yes, gas prices have fallen and the WAPA rates have stabilized but we still face some of the highest electric rates in the world. There is no guarantee that prices will stay level for any amount of time. Ferry rates may go up and we came out in the hundreds to protest. What if the increases do not come, will we go quietly back and claim a victory or will we continue to seek ways to prevent the same thing from happening later? Will we try to completely under stand what the real issues are or will we just scream – unfair? WAPA has been negotiating with several compa nies that would provide alternative energy sources to include solar, wind, trash burning, geothermal and ocean current technologies. These decisions could be made soon. Alternative energy companies’ presence in the Virgin Islands would change our lives for the better and perhaps forever, yet the silence from citizens in regard to just which company should be chosen — is deafening! We hear loud and clear the protestations regarding the new draft Constitution and portions of the language. It appears that only a select few have actu ally seen the document as it will be presented to the Governor and on to the federal government. Except for some provisions, this document has some level of merit although this writer believes it could be a lot more innovative. The ancestral and native inclusions are the only isand many commendable sections that should be reviewed by every citizen of the Virgin Islands. While this document could never pass muster at the federal level, citizens should know what it contains so that the next attempt, which just might come soon, can be scrutinized. Knowledge is power and knowing the positions of the delegates is just as important as the document itwhat happened so that we can make more informed decisions about who we want to elect the next time a convention is called. Yet, there seems to be a population-wide apathy about the process except for those few who write or verbalize on talk-shows. Complacency can be epidemic and just might be the core reason why we are not pro-active in all things government. We seem to have short memories when things are a bit better even though we still have so many problems to discuss and solve. I recall the huge gasoline shortages of the 1970s and the drastic steps taken to conserve fuels. One step was to lower the speed limit to 55 MPH. Then, as prices stabilized, the speed limit was back up to 70. creases without realizing that oil companies were the real blame for the problem. They wanted higher prices for oil, a panic set in and they got exactly what they wanted as a result. There have been many other similar economic events which affected every person in the United States yet we allowed the government to solve them for us, instead of understanding the issues and being pro-active ourselves. We must have learned from those historic times but over and over again it is proven that we didn’t. We seem to be victims of our own apathy. It is not good enough to protest some government policies when we could have shown up to affect those policies to begin with, as is our right to do. Often, government agencies have said, “Where were you when we asked for comments?” If you don’t comment, only the special interests will prevail and there is no one to blame but us. The government is still the people and we have a right and a responsibility to be involved in it. Paul Devine, St. John Citizens Have a Right and Responsibilty To Be InvolvedDear Editor, A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out dur ing a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic dinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota lowing day. The husband checked into the hotel. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing his error, sent the email. Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading and fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the which read: To: My Loving Wife Subject: I’ve Arrived Date: October 16, 2008 I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. I’ve seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. – Submitted by Z. Hruza, A Lesson About Typing a Wrong Email Address

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Friday, May 29 11:40 a.m. A citizen r/ an accident in the area of Hawksnest Beach. Auto accident. 3:05 p.m. A citizen r/ being in an auto accident on Center line Road, in the area of Chateaux Bordeaux. Auto accident. Saturday, May 30 10:09 a.m. A citizen r/ that someone damaged the fence to his goat pen. Destruction of property. 11:02 a.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance. Unfounded distur bance. c/r an auto accident in the area of Customs parking lot. Auto accident. 5:35 p.m. An Estate Grunwald resident p/r that he was threatened by a female in the area of Peter Bay. Disturbance of the peace, D.V. 11:00 p.m. An Estate Contant resident c/r that her minor daughter was causing a distur bance in the area of Mongoose Junction. Simple assault and battery. No time given The Department of Human Services was was turned over to same after being placed under arrest. JuveSunday, May 31 11:20 a.m. A citizen r/ that a vagrant needs to be removed from the park because he is urinating in front of people. Police assistance. 6:10 p.m. A citizen c/r that she was involved in an auto accident in the area of the Lumberyard. Auto accident. 7:00 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that his girlfriend left his minor daughter home. 7:30 p.m. An Estate Enighed resident p/r that while driving into his engine causing same to make a clicking sound. Damage to a vehicle. Monday, June 1 2:40 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Gallows Bay. Auto accident. 4:20 p.m. A citizen p/r that someone entered his residence. Unlawful entry. 10:30 p.m. A Bellevue Village resident p/r that someone constantly calls her phone and hangs up. Telephone harassment. Tuesday, June 2 11:00 a.m. A visitor from Colorado p/r that he lost his driver’s license and credit cards. Lost license and credit cards. 12:00 p.m. An Estate Gift Hill resident p/r that someone damaged the glass on his vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 12:00 p.m. An Estate Gift Hill resident p/r that he was threatened by two males in the area of Cruz Bay. Disturbance of the peace, threats. 12:33 p.m. A citizen r/ a vehicle over the side of the road in the area of Trunk Bay. Auto accident. 5:10 p.m. A citizen requested police assistance in retriev ing his item. Police assistance. 11:01 p.m. VIPD Badge #10 p/ with one Emanuel Green and placed him under arrest for simple possession. The defendant was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections. Simple possession. W ednesday, June 3 a drowning victim at Honeymoon Beach. D.O.A., drowning. 4:50 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Palm Plaza. Auto accident. 6:20 p.m. An employee from Uncle Joe’s c/r loud music. Loud music. Thursday, June 4 5:20 p.m. An Estate Gift Hill resident p/r he was threat ened by a male. Disturbance of the peace, threats. St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 17EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS St. John Tradewinds Services were Saturday, June 6, for Camille Paris Sr., 73, also known as Mr. P or Parris, who died May 24 on St. John. The funeral was at 12:30 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church and burial was in Cruz Bay Cemetery. His is survived by his daughters, Anette Turnbull, Eurena Paris, Shena Paris and Brenda Testamark; sons, Camille “JuJu” Paris, Jr., Olaf “Killa,” Steve, Johnny “John” and Arthur “Bucky” Paris; sisters, Elaeanor Sealy, Bernice Greene and Gisbartine Houston; brothers, John and Elias Paris, Ronald Allick and Earl Charles; daughters-in-law, Cicely, Cindy, Johana, Melda and Phillis Parris; and many other friends and relatives. Arrangements were by Davis Funeral Home.Ariel “Arrie” Powell, 28, Dies ObituariesSt. John Tradewinds Jessie Alice (Todd) Turner Fitzgerald Strauch was a wonderfully unique woman. When she set her mind to it, she could do anything and everything! She was born March 25, 1923, in Ocean Beach, CA. and died April 24, 2009, in the home of her son in Madras, OR. Jessie (or Alice as she was sometimes called) was the daughter of the late Benjamin “Ben” John and Lea Nora (Boyd) Todd. She attended local San Diego schools. At an early age, Jessie and her brother, John Benjamin “Benny” would spend their summers with their paternal grandmother, Alice (Parker) Todd Currie, on her farm in Arlington, WA. It was at Jessie’s grandmother’s hands that she learned to cook, sew, and be generous. While in the tenth grade, Jessie quit school and went to work in the family’s restaurant, Nora’s Caf, ground up. The restaurant was a gathering place for the neighborhood blue-collar workers. During this time, Jessie honed her cooking skills. The family, which included her brother and Jiggs, a Great Dane, had cozy living quarters behind the restaurant. When Jessie’s parents divorced, Jessie bought Nora’s Caf and was later counseled to sell it because of the onset of War-time food rationing. On April 3, 1942, Jessie married Dale Fee Turner. In June 1942, Dale joined the U.S. Navy for the durarunning his automobile brake and clutch repair business. After Dale returned from the service, he sold the in-town business and relocated the shop to their home in Spring Valley, CA. There, they also raised 800 laying hens off the ground on wires. Jessie and Dale have two sons: Jim and Tom Turner. On February 15, 1957, Jessie married Ervin Al “Fitz” Fitzgerald. Fitz owned Fitzgerald Bar & Draft Equipment, a tap cleaning business, and at one time they owned Fitz & Alice’s, a neighborhood tavern. They later owned the Alpine Caf in Alpine, CA.. On November 26, 1971, Jessie married Carl B. Strauch. Carl accepted a “temporary” job in the U.S. Virgin Islands. When the job lasted longer than expected, Jessie joined Carl there on St. John. She found a position as bookkeeper at the Caneel Bay Planta tion, a Rockefeller Resort. At Caneel she did just about everything. Jessie returned state-side and for a time lived in Wyoming. Later she moved to San Diego, CA, and worked in her son’s Seven Eleven store. She then moved to Prineville, OR. Jessie lived with her two sons and daughter-in-law in Madras, Oregon. Deceased prior to Jessie were Dale Turner, Fitz Fitzgerald, Benny Todd; two half-sisters, Magdaline (Medeiros) Langton, Clara Josephine (Scott) Nieblas Romig; a niece, Stella Louise (Romig) Sinor; and a nephew, Ralph Romig. Jessie is survived by Jim Douglas and Rebecca “Becky” (Green) Turner, Tom Ross Turner; grandchil dren: Dale Fitzgerald Turner, Jason Douglas Turner, Debbie Ann (Turner) Merica, Marcie Ellen (Turner) Barber, Lacey Jane Turner, Ivy Cherie Turner; greatgrandchildren, and several nieces. According to Jessie’s wishes, there will be no Memorial Service. Generous to the end, she wished her body be donated to science.Jessie Alice (Todd) Turner FitzgeraldSt. John Tradewinds Services were Saturday, June 6, for Ariel Powell, 28, also known as “Arrie,” who died May 23 on St. John. The viewing was at 8 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church followed by the funeral at 9 a.m. Burial was in Cruz Bay Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Phillis Spruave; father, Carl Powell Sr., son, Ariel Abasi Powell Jr.; brothers, Dwayne Spruave, Carl Powell Jr., and Kahlil Powell; sisters, Denae Callwood, and Gillard and Desha Powell; grandmother Dalzie Sprauve; and many other relatives and friends. Arrangements were by Davis Funeral Home.Camille Paris, 73, Passes ST. JOHN TRADEWINDS KEEPING TRACK: St. John Tradewinds’ Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department’s Leander Jurgen

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STIR-CRAZYACROSS etables 20 Election rejections 22 Film director Sam 44 Soul blotter phy the pope) hands DOWN tions to 24 Show a bias 40 Confounded the ancients of water character of Gabrielle infant PREMIER Crossword18 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 2009 Tuesday, June 9 The Julius E. Sprauve School ninth grade graduation will be Tuesday evening, June 9, at the Westin Resort and Villas’ ball room at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11 Guy Benjamin Elementary School will promote its sixth grade students during a cer emony at the school campus on Thursday morning, June 11, at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 11 Caneel Bay Resort is hosting a St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Thursday, June 11, at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 11 The Gifft Hill School will graduate 11 seniors on Thursday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Caneel Bay Resort where First Lady Cecile DeJongh will deliver the commencement address. Thursday, June 11 The Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) Class of 1985 is readying for its 25th Anniver sary Reunion in 2010. A meet ing has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, at CAHS in Room 217A Thursday, June 11 The Department of Planning and Natural Resources has scheduled a public hearing on the Draft Telecommunication Facilities Rules and Regula tions at the Cruz Bay Legisla ture building on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 13 American Legion Post 131 will have its monthly meeting on Saturday, June 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the Coral Bay Agriculture Station Terrace. 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. Tuesday, June 16 The next meeting for the Recycling Assoc. of the VI will be Tuesday, June 16, at the Mar ketplace in the St. John ComTuesday, June 23 The St. John Chapter of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce will meet on Tuesday, June 23, at 5:30 p.m. at Ocean Grill upstairs. 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 Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral Bay. Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the picnic 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. Meetings will resume in September. NA Meetings Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula’s Church. Meetings will resume in September.Community Calendar

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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 Employment/Help Wanted Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857Watersports Jobs!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. No pets, no smoking. 240-460-8609 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING?GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds 2+br 1ba house for rent in Coral Bay. Flat lot w/fruit trees. $1,225. 693.3399 RE EMAIL OR FAX CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING REQUESTS:email:advertising@tradewinds.vi fax: (340) 693-8885 Deadline: Every Thurday RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR Professional and experienced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 The Lumberyard Down Town Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessCommercial Space AvailableFor Space Call Nick 771-3737 2 bedroom 1 bath, Gifft Hill, fully furnished – super clean, W/D, $1800 per month. 779-6418 3 door reach-in cooler, good condition asking $1000. Call 642-5316 Successful Day Charter Boat For Sale. 1971 Grand Banks Traweler Cinnamon Bay. Excellent condition. USCG Licensed for 40 passengers. Great local history. $125,000. www.motoryachtcinnamonbay.com Call Dan at 340-998-3219 or dristuc@aol.com Vehicles 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 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/ Satellite TV & Internet from Dish Network. Over 300 channels. USA, Europe, Middle East, India, & Asia. Receivers record up to 500 hours of programs & movies. Reliable Hi-speed internet from Hughesnet Satellite. Low maintenance, always on, even after a hurricane!340-779-4001 sloopjones@sloopjones.com COMPLETE GLASSES$79 Single Vision $109 BifocalsDr. Craig Friedenberg779-2020 FREE GLAUCOMA TESTING 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 RENTAL SPECIAL: Sign a lease agreement by Guinea Grove Apartments/St. John, located across the street from the Westin Resort, the place to be! 1 bdrm/1 ba. $1,520.00; 2 bdrm/1 ba. $1980.00; 2 bdrm/2 ba. $2,150.00 Security deposit equals to one month’s rent. For inquires, call (340) 998-7577 or (340) 998-2791 GOVERNMENT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES ------------0-----------DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND NATURAL RESOURCES No. 45 Estate Mars Hill, Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00840 PUBLIC NOTICE TELECOMMUNICATION FACILITIES RULES AND REGULATIONS (Communication Towers) The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has scheduled territorial public hearings on the Draft Telecommunication Facilities Rules and Regulations. On St. Thomas, the public hearing will be conducted on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at the DPNR Main Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Cyril E. King Airport. Similar hearings will be held on St. John at the Legislature’s Conference Room, Thursday, June 11, 2009; and on St. Croix at the Florence Williams Public Library, Friday, June 12, 2009. All public hearings will commence at 6:00 p.m. Copies of the Draft Telecommunication Facilities Rules and Regulations are available for review at the following locations: DPNR’s Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning at #45 Mars Hill, the 2nd St. John, all public libraries, and libraries of the University of the Virgin Islands. For additional information, you may contact the Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, at 774-3320 or 773-1082.

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20 St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 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)Appliance ServicesAppliance Paul 340-690-5213 “Always on, only on St. John”ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstBank Most Convenient Bank in the V.I. Cruz Bay Branch, 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaDrift Away Day Spa Tel. 340-775-2700 Full Service Spa www.driftawaystjohn.com W estin Resorts & V illas 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 makingHealthSt. John Eye Care 779-2020 27 years serving Virgin Islanders Dr. Craig FriedenbergInsuranceTheodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing 776-6548 or (800) 626-3455pattongold.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 & 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.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat 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 “A Pretty OK Place” tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comRetailJolly 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. 3 Sail Church 10 Sunday, St. John School of the Arts Baha’i Community of St. John Race Unity Devotions 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church Cruz Bay, St. John 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovah’s Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays 340-715-0530 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church Sundays, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Every 3rd Sunday: Servce 9:30 a.m. Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617 St. John Church Schedule & Directory Subscription Form Ferry Schedules CRUZ BAY TO RED HOOK RED HOOK TO CRUZ BAY CRUZ BAY TO DOWNTOWN CHARLOTTE AMALIE Leaves Cruz Bay Leaves Charlotte Amalie 4:00 p.m.

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St. John Tradewinds, June 8-14, 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 . V I R G I N I S L A N D S W A S T E M A N A G E M E N T A U T H O R I T Y R E Q U E S T F O R P R O P O S A L T h e V i r g i n I s l a n d s W a s t e M a n a g e m e n t A u t h o r i t y ( V I W M A ) i s s o l i c i t i n g p r o p o s a l s f o r : R F P W M A 0 0 4 T 0 9 S t . J o h n F e s t i v a l 2 0 0 9 R o a d s i d e C l e a n U p o n S t . J o h n , V i r g i n I s l a n d s P r o s p e c t i v e s u b m i t t e r s m a y s e c u r e a p r o p o s a l p a c k a g e f o r t h e i r u s e f r o m t h e A u t h o r i t y ’ s P r o c u r e m e n t a n d P r o p e r t y D i v i s i o n , S t . T h o m a s S t . J o h n D i s t r i c t O f c e a t W h e a t l e y C e n t e r I I , S t . T h o m a s , o r f r o m t h e S t . C r o i x D i s t r i c t O f c e a t N o . 1 A L a G r a n d e P r i n c e s s e , S u i t e B L 1 , C h r i s t i a n s t e d , S t . C r o i x . P R O P O S A L D U E D A T E a n d T I M E : T h u r s d a y , J u n e 1 1 , 2 0 0 9 a t 2 : 0 0 p m A t l a n t i c S t a n d a r d T i m e P R O P O S A L D U E P L A C E : V i r g i n I s l a n d s W a s t e M a n a g e m e n t A u t h o r i t y # 1 L a G r a n d e P r i n c e s s e , S u i t e B L 1 9 5 0 0 W h e a t l e y C e n t e r I I , S u i t e 2 C h r i s t i a n s t e d , V I 0 0 8 2 0 S t . T h o m a s , V I 0 0 8 0 2 P . O . B o x 5 0 8 9 P . O . B o x 3 0 3 6 6 9 K i n g s h i l l , V I 0 0 8 5 1 – 5 0 8 9 S t . T h o m a s , V I 0 0 8 0 3 – 3 6 6 9 ( S i x S e a l e d P r o p o s a l P a c k a g e s ) N O T E : T h e p r o p o s a l n u m b e r m u s t b e p l a c e d o n t h e o u t s i d e o f a l l B i d P a c k a g e s . D I R E C T I N Q U I R I E S : M r s . C e c i l e P h i l l i p L y n c h A c t i n g D i r e c t o r , P r o c u r e m e n t a n d P r o p e r t y D i v i s i o n V i r g i n I s l a n d s W a s t e M a n a g e m e n t A u t h o r i t y # 1 L a G r a n d e P r i n c e s s e , S u i t e B L 1 , C h r i s t i a n s t e d , V I 0 0 8 2 0 O R P . O . B o x 5 0 8 9 , K i n g s h i l l , V I 0 0 8 5 1 – 5 0 8 9 E m a i l : c l y n c h @ v i w m a . o r g P h o n e : 3 4 0 – 7 1 8 – 4 4 8 9 A l l q u e s t i o n s p e r t a i n i n g t o t h e s c o p e o f s e r v i c e s t o b e r e n d e r e d s h o u l d b e f o r w a r d e d b y c a l l 3 4 0 – 7 1 8 – 4 4 8 9 o r i n h a r d c o p y f o r m a t t o t h e A c t i n g D i r e c t o r o f P r o c u r e m e n t a n d P r o p e r t y . T h e V i r g i n I s l a n d s W a s t e M a n a g e m e n t A u t h o r i t y r e s e r v e s t h e r i g h t t o w a i v e a n y n o n s u b s t a n t i v e i n f o r m a l i t i e s , t e c h n i c a l i t i e s , o r i r r e g u l a r i t i e s ; o r r e j e c t a n y o r a l l q u a l i c a t i o n s a n d p r o p o s a l s ; o r t o r e a d v e r t i s e f o r p r o p o s a l s , a n d t o a w a r d o r r e f r a i n f r o m a w a r d i n g t h e c o n t r a c t f o r t h e w o r k . M a y A d a m s C o r n w a l l E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r 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

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We ’ re Sold on St. John! .cruzba yrealty .com Gretchen Labrenz Margie Labrenz Susanne Kir kT amm y P olloc k CBR HOME LISTINGSCHEZ SHELL – Charming 3 bd/3 bath, w/gorgeous sun set views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beauti fully decorated, & maintained rental villa has marble oors, A/C, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent oor plan. $1,295,000. 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. CALYPSO del SOL – Very successful rental villa with excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay and St. James islands. Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms / 3 baths, large screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool and hot tub. $2,445,000. PLUMB GUT – 1bd/1bath home w/adjacent 1x1 cottage & workshop. Nestled in lush setting on eastern side of Bordeaux. $574,000. 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 & North shore, + Coral Bay & BVI’s. $1,695,000. CAROLINA – Small, poured concrete, home with lovely covered wraparound deck. Flat ac. fenced lot. $449K. LUMINARIA – Luxurious ridgetop villa with incred ible North shore and down island views. Three spacious bedrm suites, 3.5 baths, large pool with waterfall, spa, four car garage, gated entry, privacy, beautiful furnish ings and landscaping. Vacation rental history. $2,495,000. PERELANDRA – Excellent 2 bd/2 bath rental villa high above Cruz Bay. Stunning water views, privacy, lovely pool set in lush gardens. A good buy at: $1,050,000. BOATMAN POINT – Masonry 4 bd. home on spectacular 1 ac. waterfront site with amazing views & outstanding neighborhood. $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 – Waterfront 1 bd/1 bath condo in resort setting offering hotel amenities & management. Pool, restaurant, ocean access. $695,000.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. VILLA ROMANCE – Brand new, luxury 4 bd. pool villa, features exquisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof, coral ooring, columns, fountains & vibrant sunsets over Chocolate Hole Bay. $3,395,000.

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Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 HOMES YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral Bay. Two separate units. $729,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods. Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000 NEW! Income producing. Flexible layout allows for 2 large units (4x3 & 2x1.5) or 2 units plus servant's quarter. Large yard & room for expansion. $1,275,000 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 FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof, 180 views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000 CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4 for development. $2,950,000 NEW! BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute' popular vacation rental $769,000 LA BELLA VITA , "the good life" ,4 a/c master suites w/ island stone showers, breath taking views, gourmet kitchen. $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 BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $749,900 MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths. Beautiful landscaping. $1,095,000 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come see the impressive recent renovations $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 LOVE NEST LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage overlooking Coral Bay & BVI. .23 acres. $419,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family estate on 1.6 acres. One of the largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board, & wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000 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 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 in desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient design. 4BR/4BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000. SEAGRAPE 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 BETHANY Remodeled property, South Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms, pool, laundry rm & kitchen. $1,400,000 ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. 4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 acre. Multilevel floor plan. $1,499,000 TEMPTRESS 2 bedroom suites, pod style, impressive kitchen, private decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,650,000 QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many amenities. Sleeps twelve. $1,999,000 CONTRACTED CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5 baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000 MILL RIDGE exudes quality, Caribbean design, mahogany throughout, Chicago Brick & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 BA, office, garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 ELLISON New construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master suites. Reduced to $2,495,000 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 CONDOS . HOMES . LAND . FRACTIONALS . COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.com INFO@HolidayHomesVI.com 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. “OCEAN PALM VILLA” BEACHFRONT (6x6) new gated estate in John’s Folly with mesmerizing views, 2 pools, every amenity conceivable in gated luxury enclave. “CASA DEL SOL” Elegant 4 bedroom villa in Rendezvous Bay offers privacy and includes amenities such as a spa, pool and home ofce. Spacious decks offer views from sunrise to sunset. WATERFRONT ON DEVERS BAY! “CHOCOLATE BLISS” (5x5) Private, extremely quiet masonry/ stone home has all the amenities one would desire on over an acre of gently sloped land. “VISTAERO” offers total privacy with breathtaking views over Rendezvous Bay & St. Thomas. 5 spacious bedroom suites, huge pool, gazebo & hot tub make this a top rental villa. “ POINCIANA” is an island classic home on 1.24 acres of prime waterfront overlooking Hart Bay. 3 bedroom popular rental with one of the best views of the south shore. UPPER CHOCOLATE HOLE GEM! Masonry 3 BR 3.5 BA home, pool, private lower BR w/separate entry, large room for addl. BR, excellent rental potential. “ SEAVIEW” vacation villa. Charming 4 Bedroom, masonry home in excellent condition with large pool in convenient Chocolate Hole with deeded rights to two nearby beaches. “ COCONUTS” 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA impressive water views to St. Thomas, good breezes, Caribbean style with center courtyard & pool, large covered gazebo, lush landscaping and a at yard! 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near town, all masonry. Top oors each 3 bedrooms with decks, A/C, plus lower studio. Renovated 2003: Corian counters, new appliances & tile oors. UPPER CAROLINA 3X3 – Recently upgraded & well kept house with 3 income producing units. Easy access to Cruz Bay & beaches. $32,000,000 $5,250,000 $3,450,000 $6,000,000 on .5 ac. or $8,200,000 on 1.7 ac. DVD DVD $1,390,000 $1,250,000 $775,000 $650,000 $2,300,000 $1,250,000 DVD $2,395,000 DVD DVD NEW LISTING NEW LISTING “ POND BAY” S T . JOHN’ S N EWEST R ESORT! Waterfront luxury accommodations on beautiful Chocolate Hole beach. 3 and 4 bedroom villas with resort amenities will be opening in late 2009. Fractional Ownership (1/10th) in an expansive villa starts at $315,000. Come in or call today to arrange a tour of the model and see the progress. “THE MARKETPLACE” St. Johns premier mall, has prime commercial spaces available. (ofce & retail) Call us for details! OWN A MONTH (OR MORE) in a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home. Magnicent views and sunsets from 3 homes with all amenities, pools w/waterfalls and spas. Deeded 1 month ownerships from $69,000. THE WESTIN RESORT TIMESHARES: All the comforts of a private condominium. Own a week, a month, or more & enjoy all the resort amenities! Most unit sizes & weeks available. Priced from $9,999 “MILL VISTA – CAROLINA” Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 135,000 “EMMAUS SEAGRAPE HILL” Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 “LEAST EXPENSIVE WATERFRONT”! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 “SUGAR APPLE WEST” Harbor views gentle ac. with Topo $ 299,000 “FREEMAN’S GROUND” DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 “CALABASH BOOM” .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 “GREAT CRUZ BAY” Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 “BEAUTIFUL EAST END” Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 “AZURE BAY” IN CONTANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner nancing $ 650,000 “HAULOVER” BEACHFRONT 2.24 ac. subdividable brders Natnl Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $ 1,999,000 “SABA BAY WATERFRONT” 12 ac. subdividable waterfront. Incredible BVI views! $ 9,999,000 “ FISH BAY” 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, well, active plans/ permits. From $369,000 “ VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES” Gated sub-division, sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $375,000 “ DREEKETS BAY ESTATES” spectacular BVI views, excellent roads, undergroundd utilities, stone walls, planters, common beach. Minutes from Coral Bay. 12 lots from $399,000. “ LOVANGO CAY” Waterfront & hillside properties; upscale amenities incl. barge docks, paved roads, undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $499,000 “ CHOCOLATE HOLE VIEW LOTS” Sunrise to Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west views. From $499,000. “ ESTATE CONCORDIA” hillside sites with stunning views ranging from the BVIs, down St. John’s eastern coast to Ram’s Head , St. Croix. From $550,000 “ JOHN’S FOLLY OCEANFRONT & HILLSIDE private gated enclave w/ shared generator, beach access; 3 lots from $560,000 “ SABA BAY” WATERFRONT & HILLSIDE 12 acre subdivideable waterfront lot plus 4 hillside lots available. Incredible BVI views! From $699,000 “ BOATMAN POINT” 2 Waterfront lots w/ views & breezes. Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From $945,000 “ UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES” 7 Spectacular private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000 “ UPPER PETER BAY ESTATES” Exquisite home sites with breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays between. Prices from $1,850,000 “CANEEL HILL” OWNER WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3 gentle sites: .5 to .775 ac. starting at $200,000EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground utilities. From $285,000. HH-TW 6.8.09.indd 1 6/5/09 7:03:57 AM

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