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St. John tradewinds

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

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

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Successor to The St. John Drum.

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June 29-July 5, 2009
� Copyright 2009


ST. JOHN


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


Food Fair Photos
Page 2


Freedom of

Information

Coalition

Regrouping
Page 11


Penn Is 2009
Village Honoree
Page 5


Rafe Muilenburg
Returns Home,
Partners with
Brion Morrisette
Page 10
NPS Working On
Stabilizing Ruins
Page 9


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Justin Doran
QUEEN CORONATION: Razzilee Oquendo crowns 2009 St. John Festival
Queen Lea Scott during the Food Fair and Coronation festivities in Frank
Powell Park on Sunday, June 28. Queen story on Page 3.


Joseph, Alfred Win
2009 Princess
and Prince Crowns
Page 4


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2 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009


Gooseberry preserves
by Kareso Kitchen.


St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Justin Doran


Coconut cakes.


St. John Administrator and Festival and Cultural
Organization of St. John President Leona Smith
presents 2009 Food Fair Honoree Cleamena Hodge-
Duncan with a plaque for her contributions to St. John
Festival during the opening of Food Fair on Sunday,
June 28.


Blazing Hot Food Fair 2009


A local vendor serves
up hot souse and rice.


Local coconut, guava
and pineapple tarts.


Lt. Governor Gregory Frances (far right) helps Food
Fair Honoree Cleamena Hodge-Duncan and this year's
royalty cut the ribbon to officially open Food Fair in Frank
Powell Park and along the Cruz Bay Waterfront.


DLCA and DOT Official Host Open House
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Administrator Leona Smith is hosting an open house at
the Battery with the Commissioner of the Department of Licensing
and Consumer Affairs and officials from the Department of Tour-
ism on Monday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Children's Village Seeking Volunteers
St. John Tradewinds
The Rotary Club of St. John needs volunteers to work at the
Children's Village during St. John Festival.
The Children's Village is open five evenings beginning Mon-
day, June 29, and ending Friday, July 3. Set-up begins each day at
5:15 p.m. and the Village is open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. each evening,
with take-down at closing time.
Twenty-five volunteers are needed for each evening. Please vol-
unteer an evening or two for the kids of St. John at this fun event.
To volunteer call BJ Harris at 693-8485.

V.I. District Court Is Hosting Status
Conference on Property Tax July 1
St. John Tradewinds
The Virgin Islands Unity Day group reminds the community
that the V.I. District Court will host a status conference on property
taxes on Wednesday, July 1, at 10 a.m.
"It is critical that St. John property owners pack the courtroom,"
said Myrtle Barry, a VI Unity Day board member. "This plea is
open to everyone."
In order to make it easier for St. John residents to attend the
hearing on St. Thomas, VI Unity Day group has arranged for the
use of a safari taxi. The taxi will depart the Cruz Bay tennis courts
at 8 a.m. on July 1 and the cost is $15. Space is limited. For more
information or to confirm transportation call 693-9055.

MKSCHC Telemedicine Available Soon
St. John Tradewinds
A contract with the Cleveland Clinic to provide telemedicine
services to patients on St. John will be signed as soon as a legal re-
view is completed, according to Myrah Keating Smith Community
Health Center Administrator Harold Wallace.
Wallace told the District Governing Board of Schneider Region-
al Medical Center during its June meeting that all Cleveland Clinic
physicians who will provide services under this arrangement have
been properly credentialed and licensed for work in the territory.
Once the contract draft has been reviewed by SRMC counsel
and finalized, Wallace expects to begin the actual service around
July 31, he explained.
In the meantime, the necessary equipment will be acquired and
staff training completed, Wallace added.
SRMC continues to await word on whether the facility qualifies
for capital improvement funding under the American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act. SRMC previously identified to the central
government several needed improvements totaling $14 million.
The Public Finance Authority is actively seeking to have these
projects funded with economic stimulus funds.
Patient revenues fell below projected estimates for the period
ending May 31, according to Eugene Welsh, Interim Chief Finan-
cial Officer.
Welsh reported gross patient revenues of just over $9 million
which were $406,000 short of projections. Medical center operat-
ing expenses, during the same period, outstripped total operating
revenue by nearly $3.4 million.







St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 3


Kerla Fessale Chereena Didier


Lea Scott


IAl


St. John IradewindsNews Photos by Justin Doran


Shari Alfred Kerla Fessale Lea Scott Lea Scott is crowned 2009 St. John Festival Queen.



Lea Scott Wins 2009 St. John Festival Queen Crown


By Joseph Tsidulko
St. John Tradewinds
CRUZ BAY - Four stunning young wom-
en graced Winston Wells Ballpark Saturday
evening, showcasing their talents, creativity
and elegance while vying for the title of St.
John Festival Queen.
After hours of competition, a panel of judges
chose Lea Scott, a freshman at the University
of the Virgin Islands, to represent St. John for
the upcoming "Come Jingle and Unwind for
Festival 2009."
Scott also won trophies for Best Talent and
Best International Wear.
Shari Alfred, a 17-year-old Ivanna Eudora
Kean High School senior, was named Miss
Photogenic, Miss Congeniality and Miss In-
tellect. Kerla Fessale, a 19-year-old senior at
Gifft Hill School, won Most Cooperative and
Best Evening wear. Fessale was also named
first runner-up to the new queen.
The contestants competed in several differ-
ent segments that allowed them to show off
to their supporters and a jubilant crowd their
poise and grace.
Chereena Didier's international wear cos-
tume honored the history, culture and arche-


ology of Mexico. The 18-year-old junior at
Kean High wore a glittering replica of a Ma-
yan pyramid around her body as her voice-over
explained the Mesoamerican civilization that
produced the ancient structure.
Fessale dazzled in a Zulu garb with a feath-
ered headpiece that ran down the length of her
spine and dropped to the her feet.
During the routine, she abandoned that
elaborate costume for a simpler top and straw
skirt that allowed her the freedom to dance to a
powerful African drumbeat.
Scott seized the overall contest in the talent
segment, employing ballet as a means of dem-
onstrating her graceful movement and dance
training.
The UVI freshman's routine set her as a Cin-
derella ready to attend the V.I. Governor's ball
at the Battery on St. John.
She began her dance dressed in simple rags,
but soon was spinning around the stage in a
white leotard and tiara. At the tick of midnight,
she darted away from the ball, jumped on a
motor scooter and made her getaway.
The other three contestants incorporated
monologues into their talent routines to ad-
dress serious topics like crime, drugs and the


pursuit of a college education.
The young women all went with drastically
different styles of evening gowns.
Didier dressed in red from head to toe, her
dress distinguished by layered ruffled pants.
The dress featured strings of rhinestones em-
bossed with gold streaming from her neckline
down her back.
Fessale wore a gown in a color she said she
liked to describe as royal Caribbean blue. Chif-
fon flowed down her back, and rhinestone ear-
rings added to the luster. The dress invoked the
tranquility of the Caribbean sea, Fessale told
the crowd.
In the Question and Answer segment, each
of the girl was asked to imagine how their
friends would describe them.
"An achiever, a believer, a competitor," said
Alfred, adding "one that is always trying to get
something accomplished."
Tension mounted at the ballpark, with ea-
ger supporters waiting nearly half an hour af-
ter the competition ended to hear the result. It
was only after one in the morning that the tally
was completed and Scott was named the new
St. John Festival Queen to an eruption of ap-
plause.


INDEX

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads .................. 19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules .................18
Police Log ...................... 17
Real Estate ................. 21-23
Rhythm & Views ...............13
W ha's Happ'nin'................. 17



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4 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009


Daniella Joseph Crowned 2009 St. John Festival Princess


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Daniela Joseph wowed the
crowd and the judges at the St.
John Festival Princess selection
pageant on Sunday night, June 21,
at Winston Wells ball field.
In addition to taking the crown,
Joseph, a third grader at the Julius
E. Sprauve School, also won hon-
ors for best Sportswear, best Story
Book Character, best Eveningwear
and Miss Intellect.
Me'Kayla Smith, a second
grade student at Weslyen Acad-
emy, won Miss Photogenic, Miss
Congeniality and Most Coopera-
tive. While Akwesha Brathwaite,
a fourth grader at E. Benjamin
Oliver School, didn't win any seg-
ments, she showed talent and poise
throughout the show.
Prince-appointee Davon Al-
fred didn't have any competition,
but he still strutted his stuff in the
Sportswear and Eveningwear seg-
ments, showing he truly deserved
his crown.
In the first selection pageant
opened to St. Thomas residents, a
huge crowd - mostly decked out
in T-shirts emblazoned with Dan-
iela Joseph's picture - greeted


the news that the Festival Princess
crown would remain with a Love
City young lady.
"I'm rooting for Daniela be-
cause I think the Festival Princess
should be from St. John," said one
selection show attendee.
As the lone St. John repre-
sentative, Joseph did her island
proud but all three of the contes-
tants combined to make the show
a treat. The Juvenile Delinquency
Prevention Program Jammerz set
the mood for the event with up-
beat, danceable tunes that had the
crowd moving all night.
The introduction dance show-
cased the three young contestants
in shiny pink two-piece outfits
edged in fringe with bright yellow
feather headdresses.
Brathwaite showed off a hot
pink and white polka dotted tan-
kini with boy shorts during the
Swimwear segment. Smith danced
around the stage in a custom de-
signed one-piece cut-out swimsuit
accented by a flower garland in
her hair. Joseph donned a fuchsia
straw hat which set off her orange
and white one-piece suit with a
ruffled skirt.
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Brathwaite embodied a fencer,
Smith showed off her football
moves and Joseph sent the crowd
back to the 1950s, bowling in a
sock-hop outfit. Decked out in a
silver jumpsuit with a shiny red
motorcycle on stage, Alfred was a
bike racer in his Sportswear seg-
ment.
The Storybook Character seg-
ment is always a highlight of the
show and this year did not disap-
point. Dressed as the "Old Woman
Who Lives in a Shoe," Brathwaite
wore a grey wig, house dress and
apron as she lamented what it takes
to raise so many children.
Smith took the crowd to Arabia
as she embodied Princess Jasmine
from Aladdin. In gypsy pants and
flowing kerchiefs, Smith danced
to music from the popular Disney
movie.
Joseph entered the stage rowing
a canoe, as she channeled Poca-
hontas with long straight hair and
a fringed outfit. As the Algonquian
princess, Joseph showed off her
dancing skills and imparted a les-
son about acceptance and love.
As the girls got ready for the
Eveningwear and Question and
Continued on Page 17


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Penn Chosen as Festival Village Honoree for Decades of Service


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
When Festival Village opens on Monday,
June 29, Love City residents should plan
on arriving early - Pennville just might be
packed with family members of this year's
village honoree, James Penn, as they travel
from Tortola and St. Croix to support the
man who has worked hard for decades to
ensure St. John Festival is a standout cel-
ebration.
Penn, who acted as Festival Committee
chairperson for 17 years, and still supports
the celebration as a member of the commit-
tee, was selected as this year's Festival Vil-
lage honoree in recognition of his decades
of service.
"James Penn has been a longstanding
member of the organization," said Festival
Committee Chairperson Leona Smith. "He
used to have a booth in Festival Village and
he's always contributed in some fashion."
The recognition is something Penn has
anticipated for a long time, he explained.
"When you do something to the best of
your ability, you know it will eventually
happen," said Penn. "When I took over as
Festival Committee chairperson, we didn't
have anything. I made the parade bigger,
and brought it from nothing to where it is
today."
During his 17-year reign as Festival
Committee chairperson, Penn dedicated


St. John Iradewinds News Photo Courtesy of MaLinda Media by


James Penn outside his safari taxi overlooking Great Cruz Bay.


hundreds of hours of sweat equity to mak-
ing sure St. John Festival was something to
talk about.
He volunteered himself, his friends and
his backhoe to hang the flags which line
Cruz Bay streets during Festival. He also
helped set up chairs at the Winston Wells
ball field for the queen and princess shows,
and encouraged greater press coverage of
Festival activities.
"There used to be no radio broadcast from
the parade," said Penn. "The first year I took


over, I called Addie Ottley and said, 'I need
coverage.' I paid the cost that year for them
to come over, and now we have three radio
stations covering the parade."
The village honoree saw the impor-
tance of continuing the celebration that has
brought Love City residents together for
more than half a century, he explained.
"If I didn't do it, we wouldn't have had
n\ iii iiiin,' " said Penn. "Something is better
than nothing. If I do anything, I do it right."
For Penn, giving back to the island he


"If you get, you're
supposed to give back.
We need to go back
to volunteerism and
fundraising."
- James Penn,
2009 Village Honoree


grew up on is a simple fact of life.
"If you get, you're supposed to give
back," said Penn. "We need to go back to
volunteerism and fundraising."
Although the accolade was expected for
Penn, he is happy for the recognition, he ex-
plained.
"I want to get my flowers while I'm alive,
not when I'm dead," said Penn. "It's a good
thing."
Committee members choose each year's
Festival Village honoree based on their par-
ticipation in the village and contribution to
both the committee and the community.
"He's a hardworking man and he de-
serves to be honored," said Smith. "It was
long awaited."
Penn is looking forward to celebrating the
ribbon cutting and dedication of the village
with his family members, he explained.
"My family alone could fill the village,"
he said with a smile.


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USCIS Unveils User-friendly Services


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
In its efforts to make the de-
partment more user-friendly U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Ser-
vices officials met with the public
on St. Thomas last week.
USCIS Field Office Director
Leslie Meekers, District Direc-
tor for Miami and the Caribbean
Linda Swacina and Southeast
Regional Acting Director Kathy
Redman hosted an open house
with the public to explain im-
proved customer service at the
department's Nisky Center office
on Thursday, June 25.
Years ago it wasn't unusual to
see lines of people snaking out the
door waiting for an appointment
with a USCIS officer. Since im-
plementing the new internet ap-
pointment system called Infopass,
those days are thankfully in the
past, explained Meeker.
"In order for someone to come
to our office for an interview or
inquiry they have to make an ap-
pointment," Meeker said. "In-
fopass was introduced to eliminate
long lines and waits for people
trying to make appointments."
Infopass is available in a num-
ber of languages on the depart-
ments's website, www.uscis.gov,
and many people have been tak-
ing advantage of the new service,
as long as they have a computer or
access to a computer.


"I've heard there are immigration consul-
tants who are charging people anywhere from
$5 to $100 to use the service. We want people
to know that the service is completely free."
- Leslie Meekers, USCIS Field Office Director


"The infopass service has been
used quite regularly," said Meeker.
"In the past eight months we had
1,700 appointments made with in-
fopass in St. Thomas alone."
For people who don't have
internet access, USCIS officials
recently added a kiosk in the de-
partment's office, which allows
people to make an appointment
still without having to wait in line
to talk to a representative, Meeker
explained.
"If you are here and you don't
have a computer and you can't
use one at a friend's or family
member's house, you are limited
to what you can do," she said.
"To address that problem, we've
set up a little kiosk in our waiting
room so someone can go in and
make an appointment on the spot.
A lot of times, they can make a
same day appointment and save a
trip.",,
USCIS officials also reminded
the public that the Infopass service
is free of charge, added Meeker.
"We would like to stress that


the kiosk is a free service as is the
Infopass," said the USCIS Field
Office Director. "I've heard there
are immigration consultants who
are charging people anywhere
from $5 to $100 to use the service.
We want people to know that the
service is completely free."
Judging by how many people
have been using the kiosk, the ser-
vice is serving its purpose.
"The kiosk has only been on
line for a few months and al-
ready 50 percent of our appoint-
ments are through the kiosk," said
Meeker. "So clearly, it serves a
community need."
USCIS' new initiatives are in
line with the department's com-
mitment to connect with the pub-
lic, according to Ana Santiago,
the department's spokesperson.
"We want the community to
see that we're accessible, we're
real people and we really want to
help," said Santiago. "People's
problems will be addressed im-
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of on-line editorial, an interactive
IQ Travel Quiz and a sponsored
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As part of the partnership, a
journalist from Indagare.com
visited and reported about the
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win an exclusive family getaway
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Marketplace.
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Rezoning Approval Paves Way for Coral Bay Laundromat


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Coral Bay residents won't have to drive to Cruz
Bay in order to do laundry anymore.
Governor John deJongh approved two rezoning re-
quests last week including one for an Estate Fortsberg
property which will soon house a laundromat.
Almando "Rocky" Liburd's 0.31-acre site at num-
ber 9 Estate Fortsberg in the Coral Bay quarter, was
rezoned from R-1, residential low density, to B-3,
business scattered. Liburd plans to construct a coin-


operated laundry and internet cafe on the property.
"My approvals are premised upon the favorable
recommendations of the Department of Planning and
Natural Resources after the legally-mandated process
was completed," deJongh wrote in his letter to Senate
President Louis Hill.
The governor also approved a zoning variance for
a roughly 2.1-acre site in St. Croix to operate a nail
and beauty salon and day spa in the Constitution Hill
area. DeJongh vetoed a rezoning bill for several par-
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By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
St. John Chapter members of
the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce have been work-
ing to ensure visitors to the terri-
tory have ample information about
Love City.
Signage Committee members
Cid Hamling and Debbie Hime
brought the 10 people at the chap-
ter's meeting on Tuesday evening,
June 23, up to date on their efforts
to erect signs at various embarka-
tion points on St. Thomas and St.
John.
Hime has been assured of at least
partial funding from V.I. National
Park officials to cover the almost
$1,000 a pop signs which will be
erected at both park docks, the Red
Hook ferry terminal and Crown
Bay Marina, she explained.
"We're talking about free-stand-
ing signs that would have informa-
tion about ferry schedules, what
to do on St. John and more," said
Hime. "We want to give people
embarking here information they
can't really get anywhere else."
Hime planned to approach De-
partment of Tourism officials about
funding as well, she added.
The signs should reflect the
unique feeling of St. John, artist
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hand-painted to reflect the character here."
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letters," said Estem. "They should
be hand-painted or look hand-
painted to reflect the character
here."
Hamling and other Coral Bay
business owners have been work-
ing in collaboration with Moravian
Church officials in Estate Emmaus
to design a new sign structure for
the intersection of Centerline Road
and South Shore Road.
"The church and the business
leaders working together has been
a very cool relationship," said
Hamling. "It's been an incredibly
wonderful experience. The church
doesn't have to allow any signs
on the comer but they're working
with the community to make ev-
eryone happy."
The Coral Bay group has been
meeting regularly and has agreed
on a basic design and color scheme
for the sign structure at the "trian-
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ist rendering of the inner harbor
which would keep with the unique
and marine flavor of Coral Bay,"
she said.
Volunteers are needed to help
erect the structure which is ex-
pected to go up in early August,
Hamling added.
While signage has been one of
the chapter's main initiatives, the
local Chamber's website redesign
has basically fallen by the way-
side, explained Chamber Board
member Kate Norfleet.
"That is a huge missing link in
our communication efforts," Nor-
fleet said. "It's a big project, it just
needs to get pushed along."
Department of Licensing and
Consumer Affairs Commissioner
Wayne Biggs and Department of
Tourism Commissioner Beverly
Nicholson-Doty will be on St.
John on Monday, June 29, at an
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"That's so sad. I so looked forward to seeing this corner when-
ever we would visit St. John. We always stay on Coral Bay
side. Cruz Bay has nothing on Coral Bay. Don't change it!

"My mouse pad has a photograph of the Coral Bay triangle.
I purchased it shortly after buying our home in Coral Bay.
Whenever I feel stressed doing work on my computer, I look
at it, smile and relax. We also have a home in an incorporated
village up north that welcomes residents with a traditional,
proper sign. Whenever I look at it the first thing that comes to
mind is how much I miss Coral Bay, my Coral Bay friends and
neighbors, the donkeys, goats and the sign!"

"And here we are again suffering the loss of another icon on
island. Political correctness reigns supreme. Why don't these
morons lighten up a bit? Must EVERYTHING be homogenized
and sterilized?"

"A liability??? I think not, but I'll assume the community will
come through with something representing Coral Bay's tradi-
tional style that's 'not Cruz Bay.'"

"First the bus stop, now the signs and bench. Is every trace of
Coral Bay's quirky charm going to be erased?"

"I like it better with no signs. There's only a handful of busi-
nesses there. Trust me, people will find them with or without
signs (billboards)."

"It a wonderful idea to clean up the area and make it look
neat, orderly and presentable. Coral Bay and Cruz Bay are on
ONE island not two."

"Once again the quirky Coral Bay is forced to 'tidy up' it's
image. Don't let the yuppy neatniks win and turn us into Cruz
Bay East! Informalities like the colorful triangle is the sort of
thing that attracted us to Coral Bay in the first place. Those
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from Trunk Bay, above.


NPS Working Towards Stabilizing Ruins


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
The stone ruins across North
Shore Road from Trunk Bay
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past few weeks working at vari-
ous ruins in danger of collapse.
Before the preservation team
could start work on the Trunk Bay
ruins, however, V.I. National Park
archeologist Ken Wild had to con-
duct an excavation of the area.
While plastic orange fencing
surrounding the ruins remains in
place and wooden scaffolds have
been erected inside the ruins, ev-
erything had to wait for the ar-
chaeologist to complete digging.
"We were doing excavation
out there so that the preservation
team could pour concrete slabs,"
said Wild. "I believe they were
going to use the concrete slabs to
brace the structure to keep it from
falling down. This is the first step
toward stabilizing the ruins."
While Wild .jIhl .s finds
something fun," his latest exca-
vation turned up one particularly
interesting artifact.
"We found a big cut glass de-
canter top," Wild said. "It's about
an inch-and-half big and is all one
piece of glass."
After the preservation team
completes work at the Trunk Bay
ruins, the group will head over
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work to stabilize the ruins near
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cording to Wild.
VINP officials plan to open the
ruins to the public in the future,
but for now the major concern is
making sure the structures stay
standing, Wild explained.
"The park would eventually
like to open the ruins so they can
be enjoyed by the public," he said.
"The ultimate goal is preserve the
ruins, and all the resources in the
park, for the next generation."
While the preservation team
has their plate full already, in-
vestigations Wild conducted with
a group of interns from the Uni-
versity of Copenhagen netted ad-
ditional work for future stabiliza-
tion efforts.
The students were on St. John
last month conducting on-site re-
search after months pouring over
records in the Danish National
Archives. And their work was
fruitful, explained Wild.
"We found five plantations last
month between Brown Bay and
Haulover," he said. "We haven't
finished the archaeology yet, but
some of them we know are very,
very old. They could be very im-
portant to interpreting the early
settlement of the island."
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Native Son Muilenburg Returns Home, Partners with Morrisette Law Firm


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After leaving his island home
for college, law school and more
than a decade in California, St.
John-native Rafael Muilenburg is
back home.
Since returning to St. John with
his family at the end of March, the
Harvard law school graduate has
gotten right to work, joining the
law firm of fellow homegrown at-
torney J. Brion Morrisette.
The partnership of Morrisette
and Muilenburg is a natural one
for the two St. John lawyers, who
have known each other for donkey
years, Muilenburg explained.
"I've known Brion since we
were both commuting over to St.
Thomas on the boat - me for
school and him for work," said
Muilenburg. "Our new partnership
is a general practice firm, special-
izing in a variety of real estate ar-
eas - transactions, land use, con-
dominiums, easements and title
issues among others. We also do
probate and estate planning work,
general commercial law, contracts
and some litigation."
"On a small island you have to
be flexible," he said.
Morrisette's First Partner
Muilenburg is Morrisette's first
and only partner since he opened
his Estate Lindholm firm in 1989.
"I didn't want to bring in a part-
ner unless it was the right person,"
said Morrisette. "Clearly Raf is


"Later, I was commuting from East End to
high school at All Saints in St. Thomas and I
think I held the VI record for the longest com-


Morrisette, left, and Muilenburg, right, enjoy the view
outside of the partner's Estate Lindholm office.


that person. He is a very compe-
tent attorney and he has a great
understanding of V.I. culture and
how things work."
Both attorneys know the impor-
tance of taking care of local cli-
ents, Morrisette added.
"We value our local clientele
and I'm delighted to have some-
one who is not only a very capable
assistant, but someone to whom I
don't have to explain the island,"
said Morrisette.
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Muilenburg. "We were stuck in
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"We really missed the close-
knit community of St. John and
my parents are here, so we had
been trying to get back for years,"
Muilenburg said. "We were com-
ing back to visit every year, but it
wasn't enough. We missed it too
much."
"We were able to buy our home
in 2005 by mortgaging every thing
we had in California before the
market tanked," he said. "Then we
had to extricate ourselves from our
mortgages once they were 'under-
water.' We had to work really hard
to make it happen, but we're here
- we did it."
For a boy who grew up on his
parents' various sailboats and re-
mote areas of the island, Muilen-
burg remembers when getting to
school on a different island was no
easy task.
"We lived on and off sailboats
around St John while I was grow-
ing up," he said. "For several years
we were on Lovango Cay so I was
going to school at Julius E. Sprauve
by dinghy. Then we moved to the
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Benjamin School."
"Later, I was commuting from
East End to high school at All
Saints in St. Thomas and I think I
held the VI record for the longest
commute - two hours each way,"
said Muilenburg.
Ready for a change of climate,
Muilenburg headed to the chilly
Northeast for college.
"I went to college at Dartmouth
College in New Hampshire," said
the attorney. "I was desiring a ma-
jor change in climate at the time
and I definitely got some snow and
ice experience. I went on to Har-
vard Law School - then moved
out to California and worked in a
couple of large law firms for 10
years doing project finance and
land development, where I eventu-
ally made partner."
"Those experiences really set
the stage for me to move my prac-
tice down here," Muilenburg said.
During 12 years in the San Di-
ego area, where Muilenburg be-
came a partner at Sheppard Mullin
specializing in land use and devel-
opment, the island boy always had
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While the V.I. Freedom of In-
formation Coalition lost momen-
tum after getting off the ground in
2007, a core group of activists is
resuscitating the territorial drive
to ensure governmental transpar-
ency.
"Freedom of information is the
root of everything," said Bonny
Corbeil, a St. John activist and
vice president-elect of VI FOIC.
"It is the cornerstone of democ-
racy. Transparency and openness
in government is the very basis of
democracy and who needs it more
than the Virgin Islands?"
Originally launched by local
journalists frustrated with closed
doors and denials to public docu-
ments, the VI FOIC enjoyed a
surge of support when it first got
off the ground, but went by the
wayside shortly thereafter, ex-
plained Corbeil.
"Everyone who was involved
was very busy and things just
got bogged down a bit," she said.
"Things kind of fizzled out but I
never put the torch down. I still
have the fire in my belly."
With more citizens taking pro-
active roles in organizations like
Crime Stoppers VI and weighing
in on the doomed proposed VI.
Constitution, it is the perfect time
to rejuvenate the group, Corbeil
explained.
"Through Roger W. Morgan's
radio show and my involvement,
I kept saying, 'we have this FOIC
and it's so important, we need to
regroup,'" she said. "Consequently


I'm taking the spearhead here. It's
little St. John leading the charge
and that makes sense."
"We have things the worst over
here," said Corbeil. "We know the
least about what's going on and the
least about what the government is
doing."
The group's main focus is to
change the V.I. Sunshine Act by
getting rid of the many loopholes
which often make the act ineffec-
tual.
"This is about changing the law
and having a more open and trans-
parent democracy," said Corbeil.
To that end, Corbeil recently
posed the question of reforming
the Sunshine Act to several sena-
tors, she explained.
"I asked Senator Craig
Barshinger and Senate President
Louis Hill on Roger Morgan's
show what they think of our present
Sunshine Act and if they support
stronger freedom of information
laws," said Corbeil. "Both sena-
tors said they support transparency
in government. Barshinger said
everything in the Virgin Islands is
a secret unless someone thinks you
should know it. And that is exactly
the problem."
"Hill agreed that there are a lot
of holes in the Sunshine Act and
that transparency is needed," Cor-
beil said.
If the territory had a strong Sun-
shine Act, it would be obvious in
many ways, explained Corbeil.
For example, concerns sur-
rounding controversial develop-
ments and accounting practices
would be out in the open, she ex-


plained.
"Think about Sirenusa," Corbeil
said. "If were we allowed into a lot
of those meetings, we would have
been able to follow what happened
there. Think of all the money no
one knows what happens to."
"We need access to transcripts
about everything that is going on
in a timely manner," she said.
One of the major obstacles to
information access is the infra-
structure, according to Corbeil.
"The whole system in inef-
ficient," she said. "We need to
streamline the process and the
press and public must have access
to this information."
Corbeil recently organized the
group's files and have recruited
several citizens to take leading
roles in the newly reorganized VI
FOIC. Judge Thomas Moore is
the president-elect, Corbeil is the
vice president and Paul Devine is
the secretary-elect. The group is
still looking for more members
and hope to attract residents from
across the territory.
"This is a territory-wide move-
ment," said Corbeil. "We really
want participation on all three
islands and we plan to have con-
ference calls so everyone can take
part in our meetings."
The group will have its annual
meeting on Monday, June 29, at
Ocean Grill.
"VI FOIC is walking the walk,"
said Corbeil. "We are open at ev-
ery meeting for anyone to come at
any time."
For more information about VI
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announced the lineup for the
main show for his 2010 St. John
Blues Festival.
The 8th Annual Blues Fes-
tival is scheduled to run March
17 through March 21, with the
main show on Saturday night,
March 20 at the ball field in
Coral Bay. Simon and his wife


Helen Siunon host the festival,
which includes performances at
venues across the island.
Next year's lineup will fea-
ture the Deanna Bogart Band, JT
Lauritsen, Tony Braunagel and
The All-Stars, the Ford Blues
Band, E.G. Kight, Shakura
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JP Soars and The Red Hots.
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Basketball is deemed the is-
land's most popular sport. It brings
people of all ages together and
sometimes even the tourists. Last
week a couple of the kids on St.
John upped their games through
the teachings and mentorship of
three island visitors: Iggy Larrea,
Andrew Moran and David Cor-
reno.
Through Nike's Sports for So-
cial Change, Iggy Larrea was put
in contact with the program's sub-
group here as well as Department
of Housing, Parks and Recreation
official Charleston Charles. With
the help of Charles, a.k.a Duce, the
three hosted two mini basketball
workshop on June 23 and 24.
Larrea is a swim coach from
Key Biscayne, a small island off
the coast of Florida. He visited St.
John in January and really enjoyed
it and decided to come back and do
something for the kids.
After getting in contact with
Sports for Social Change, he found
out that basketball was a popular
sport here and he then decided that
he host a small workshop. With
the help of his two friends, Mo-
ran and Correno, who both played
high school basketball and work at
youth recreational centers, he host-
ed two days of basketball training.


"I was amazed by how good
they were," said Correno, who is
also an assistant coach for Miami
High School. "I really had a great
time with the younger ones."
What began on Tuesday, June
23, with about eight to 10 boys be-
tweenthe ages of 8 and 18, doubled
the next day as these outstanding
men coached 20 of the young ball
players on island.
Over two hours each day, the
players were taught new shooting
drills and dribbling techniques as
well as put through intense work-
out drills.
Not only were the kids lucky
enough to have these men give
them tips and pointers, but in the
end, many were presented with
bags, basketballs and jerseys,
which were all donated by Nike.
Team Key Aquatics is the swim-
ming program Larrea launched
and is still going strong more than
12 years later. He says he likes to
see people host programs for the
youth and keep kids active and out
of trouble.
The three all said they had a
great time and that they would love
to come back and do something
again for the youth of St. John.
"The workouts were hard but
I liked that they came down and
taught us some new things," said


Malik Richards.
a lot."


"I appreciated it


In only two days these men im-
pacted the lives of many kids. It
just goes to show how a little ini-
tiative can make a big difference.
Summer Change of Plans
Many may already know that
this summer I had plans of going
Rwanda, Africa, on a community
service trip through the Rwanda
Project of the Virgin Islands, but
due to the lack of finances and
the harsh economy, the group has
decided to postpone the trip until
summer of 2010.
Students were informed of this a
couple of weeks before the school
year was over in a meeting with
V.I. First Lady Cecile deJongh
and other board members of the
group.
Though I am a bit disappointed
of not being able to experience the
trip this year, I have realized that
the postponement is better for me.
With entering my first year of col-
lege, leaving the island and get-
ting all my funds together, the trip
would have cut into what I now
see as much needed time to get all
of these things together.
So until I leave for school in
August I will continue working
and making sure everything is set
for when I set off.


(L to R back row) Iggy
Larrea, Charleston Charles,
David Carreno and Andrew
Moran led basketball
workshops last week
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Eudora Kean High School and will
be attending Howard University's
School of Business in Washington,
DC with the goal of becoming a
human resources manager.
Joseph is a sophomore at Uni-
versity of North Carolina at Wilm-
ington. She graduated from Antil-
les School in 2008 and finished her
first year of college on the Dean's
list.
Dujuana Grell, last year's win-
ner of the two-year renewable St.


John Scholarship award will be re-
ceiving the second year award this
year. A 2008 IEK graduate, Grell
is pursuing a liberal arts degree at
Seton Hall University in New Jer-
sey, where she has attained high
marks and made the Dean's list
both semesters.
Joseph was last year's recipient
of the Tournament Championship
Scholarship for Antilles School,
when was the winning pitcher for
her alma mater.
Tamisha Thomas, the 2007
Scholarship winner has completed
the first two years in the medical
administration program at Monroe
College in New York and is receiv-
ing an Associates Degree. She will
continue her studies to pursue a
four-year degree at Monroe.
Additionally this year a scholar-
ship award, also for $2,500, is be-
ing given to the Gifft Hill School
for a boy or girl to attend pre-
school or one of the lower grades
in the former Pine Peace School
early learning center. This award


will be given in September to a
qualifying student. Applications
are still being accepted and may be
obtained from the school by con-
tacting Beth Knight at 776-6595 or
Beth Jones at 776-1730.
The tournament is hosted ev-
ery year in April to raise funds for
four annual scholarships given in
memory of Ruby Rutnik, a Pine
Peace and Antilles School alum
and championship softball pitcher.
The success of this tournament,
now in its 13th year, and the sup-
port of the community, has en-
abled the fund to give out $87,500
in awards since 1997. This year's
awards will bring that total to
$97,500.
The scholarship fund and the
Rutnik family wish to thank the
community and send congratula-
tions to these fine young women
as they pursue their educational
goals. For more information or to
contribute to the ongoing Scholar-
ship Fund please contact Andy or
Janet Rutnik at 693-8069.


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2008
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 68
Under Investigation: 68
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


2009
TO-DATE
Homicide: 1
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

3rd Degree Burglaries: 33
Under Investigation: 31
Solved: 2

Grand Larcenies: 36
Under Investigation: 35
Solved: 1

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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Friends of Annie Higham's packed Rhumb Lines for a memorial honoring late artist's
life.


An Artist's Life Celebrated


St. John Tradewinds
Friends and family members of Annie Higham
- who died in a car accident on May 2 - packed
Rhumb Lines on Saturday, June 6, in a celebration of
the young artist's life.
A gallery featuring Higham's vibrant work was a
big attraction for the crowds of people who stopped by
to pay their respects and donate to a supplemental arts
education scholarship fund being established in the
artist's name. Poster reproductions and t-shirts of all
of Higham's work over the years were also on sale.
Higham's artwork, however, was only one attrac-
tion at the celebration of life. More than 20 musicians


entertained the crowd all evening and some of the is-
land's best chefs created delicious dishes.
Luscious Licks owner Bonny Corbeil whipped up
"only for Annie Love" teriyaki tofu, Aqua Bistro chef
M.J. created his famous ponuz tuna and all the great
food at Rhumb Lines was also available.
Kids of all ages enjoyed arts and crafts like face
painting and bead jewelry making. There wasn't a
dry eye in the crowd when a video montage of photo-
graphs of Higham was shown.
Most of the crowd donned red foam clown noses,
adding the perfect touch to the sad celebration of a life
cut short.


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.


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Memorial Service for Marcelino Guerrero July 10







St. John Tradewinds
A memorial Service for the late Marcelino ..
Guerrero will be hosted at Our Lady of Mount ...
Carmel Church in Cruz Bay on Friday, July
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Tax Assessor Urges Residents To Apply for Tax Credits


St. John Tradewinds
Tax Assessor Bernadette Williams encourages
property owners who have not previously applied for
property tax credits to apply for tax credits against
their 2007 property tax bills.
Property owners already receiving credits do not
need to reapply unless their status has changed, and
they become eligible in another property tax cred-
it categories. In order to be eligible, the applicant
must be the property owners of record as of January
1, 2008. The deadline to apply for the tax credits is
Tuesday, June 30.
Property tax credits are offered in six categories.
According to Tax Assessor Williams, property own-
ers may not apply for more than two credits - home-
stead and any one of the other categories for which
they may be eligible.
The Tax Assessors Office is presently accepting tax
credit applications for the following categories:
- General Homestead: Property owners who
occupied the home as their primary residence as of
January 1, 2008 are eligible. Applicants must show
proof of residency by providing a valid United States
Virgin Islands driver's license or voter's registration
card. Applicants are also asked to show proof of oc-
cupancy by providing a current utility bill. Maximum
tax credit is $400.
- Veterans: Property owners must meet occu-
pancy requirements and been honorably discharged
from the U.S. Armed Services. Applicants must pro-
vide a copy of their DD-214 at the time of filing, in
addition to a valid USVI drivers license or voter reg-
istration card. Maximum tax credit is $650.


- Seniors: Property owners must meet occupan-
cy requirements Applicants are also eligible to claim
this credit for properties held by tenants in the entire-
ties, if either spouse is 60 years or older on January
1, 2008. The credit is available only when individual
Annual Gross Income is less than $30,000 and house-
hold AGI does not exceed $50,000. Applicants are
asked to provide a stamped copy of their 2007 tax
return and proof of age at time of application. Maxi-
mum tax credit is $500.
- Disabled: Applicants must meet occupancy
requirements and be suffering from a disability as
determined by the Social Security Administration as
of January 1, 2008. Applicants are required to pro-
vide documentation from the SSA at time of filing,
as well as a stamped copy of their 2007 tax return to
verify they meet the income requirement. Maximum
tax credit is $500.
- Class 1 inheritance: Applicants must be own-
ers of unimproved property of five acres or less. The
property owner must have acquired the property
through inheritance. Tax credit is equal to 80 percent
of the real property taxes levied until $5,000 or more
of improvements are made on said property.
- Tax Credit Circuit Breaker: Available to prop-
erty owners whose property tax bills increased by 125
percent or more and whose household gross income is
less than $135,000. Tax credit is equal to 40 percent
of the real property tax increase for homestead and
unimproved property, not to exceed $5,000.
Property owners are encouraged to visit the Tax
Assessors Office on their respective island, or contact
the Office at 776-6737 on St. John.


Crime Stoppers: Crimes Of the Week


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community to help
the V.I. Police Department solve the following cold
case homicides, and reminds everyone that any infor-
mation, no matter how insignificant, may be just what
the police need to solve these cases.
St. John
In July 1999 Kishawn Daly was shot by an un-
known suspect in Cruz Bay.
St. Thomas
In June 2007 Dale 0. Samuel was shot by an un-
known assailant in his Smith Bay home.
St. Croix
In July 2007 the body of Francis Augustus was
found burned inside his vehicle on Many Paws Road
near Ha'Penny Bay.
These three murders remain unsolved. Anyone
having any information on these and other killings in
the territory is asked to call with details.
Community members can submit tips to Crime


Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tips
are completely anonymous, and the stateside opera-
tors are bilingual. Tipsters can also submit tips online
at CrimeStoppersUSVI.org orby texting "USVI" plus
their message to CRIMES (274637).
If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen
property or illegal drugs, the tipster receives a cash
reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only
anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for
these cash rewards.
Crime Stoppers is pleased to report that we have
now received over 200 tips which so far have lead to
the closure of 38 cases, the arrest of 29 suspects, and
the recovery of 16 illegal weapons. Everyone who
submitted a tip should check with Crime Stoppers to
see if they are eligible for a cash reward.
Unclaimed rewards expire six months after award
date. Anyone who has an unsolved crime they would
like Crime Stoppers to feature, send an e-mail mes-
sage to CrimeStoppersVI@gmail.com.


1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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Department of Human Services


SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED NOW AVAILABLE ON ST. JOHN!

Come to the Department of Human Services Cruz Bay office
(across from the fire station) to receive:

- Vocational Rehabilitation counseling
- Assistance with visual impairment through the Older Blind Program
- Referrals for Cancer Care assistance

Services will be available every Wednesday from 9:30 to 2pm.

Call the Department of Human Services Disability and Rehabilitation
program at 776-6334 or 774-0930 ext 4192.




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St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott


Princess contestants Akwesha Brathwaite, at left, and
Me'Kayla Smith, at right.

2009 St. John Festival Princess
Continued from Page 4


Answer segments of the show, the
crowd got a special treat. Mickey
and Minnie Mouse, Dora the Ex-
plorer and her cousin Diego led
a huge crowd of little ones in a
dance and "Mickey train," around
the entire ball field. The characters
even showed off their "stiff walk-
up" skills to the JDPP Jammerz's
tunes.
After getting their groove on,
the crowd settled down for the
glittery portion of the show. Brath-
waite was a picture of beauty in a
sleeveless pale pink, floor length
organza confection. Smith lit up
the stage in a green gown with a
sweetheart neckline and rhine-


stone accents. Joseph was a vision
in white as she flitted around the
stage in her ankle length snowy
gown, festooned with purple ap-
pliques.
Brathwaite set the tone for the
Question and Answer segment, an-
swering what she liked about her
school with clarity and poise and
each of the girls followed in the
same impressive manner.
While there could only be one
winner, all three of the girls im-
pressed the crowd with a top-notch
show. But in the end it was Joseph
who took the crown and, surround-
ed by family and friends, showed
off her trophies to the crowd.


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Chamber Chapter Members Get Update


Continued from Page 8
tery from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ex-
plained Norfleet.
"Everyone should make an ef-
fort to come to the open house and
voice their concerns," said Nor-
fleet.
With the worldwide economy
imploding, the Chamber is feeling
the effects as well.
"With the economy weakening,
we're affected by that too," said
Norfleet. "Membership is down.
We need to get the word out that
the Chamber is making a positive
impact."
"We try to do things proactive-


ly and we have more power with
greater numbers," Norfleet said.
Annual membership costs range
from $200 for a businesses with
one to two employees to $850 for
businesses with between 21 and 30
employees.
The Chamber is hosting an
Economic Summit on Friday, July
10, at the Marriott Frenchman's
Reef from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for fel-
low business professionals, which
could be especially helpful during
the current economic landscape,
Norfleet explained.
"It's a full day discussion at a
very reasonable price," said Nor-


fleet. "You will be able to brain-
storm with other business owners
about what we can do to make
things better, the impact of crime
on the economy and the state of
tourism."
Forum members from St. John
are needed to take part in the dis-
cussions, Norfleet added.
The group's next meeting will
be on Tuesday, July 28, at 5:30
p.m. upstairs at Ocean Grill. For
more information about joining
the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber
of Commerce, call Norfleet at 693-
9099. To register for the Economic
Summit call 776-0100.


Muilenburg Returns Home, Partners with Morrisette


Continued from Page 10
his eye on St. John developments.
"I'm excited about a lot of things
going on down here, but I have
some concerns as well," said the
attorney. "St. John is experiencing
some growing pains - there are a
number of problems we will need
to work on as a community. But
I'm happy about being involved
with the development process here
rather than watching it from afar,
and to see some growing efforts
towards a more eco-friendly and


sustainable type of development
on the island."
While the march into modernity
has some drawbacks, today's is-
land has a lot to offer, Muilenburg
explained.
"There are a lot of wonderful
things happening here that weren't
available when I was kid," he said.
N1%\\ community groups, volun-
teerism, the Internet - plus, arts
and culture really seem to be expe-
riencing a renaissance."
For the former student who


spent two hours just getting to
school, Muilenburg is now relish-
ing his commute.
"I'm really thrilled to be here,"
he said. "I'm a swimmer and I get
to commute on the North Shore, so
pretty much every morning I stop
at Maho or Hawksnest and take a
swim. It gives me an amazing out-
look for the whole day."
"I love St. John," said Muilen-
burg. "I love the culture and the
nature and the community. I'm
very happy to be home."


New "Deer

Crossing"

Signage at

Caneel Bay

Along with the new
entrance gate at Caneel
Bay Resort, new signs
informing guests of four
legged visitors to the
property have recently
been erected along
pathways across the
resort, like the one at
right.



St. John Tradewinds News
Photo by Tom Oat











Tourist Drowns
St. John Tradewinds
Doctors said 76-year-old
Mark Dales suffered Cardio
Pulmonary arrest and drowned
while swimming off Water-
melon Cay, St. John on Friday
afternoon, June 19.
Dales was vacationing with
his wife on a private sail boat.
He was pronounced dead by
medical staff at N IKS(- HC
V.I. Police Department of-
ficials said Dales suffered
distress while swimming. St.
John Rescue, National Park
Emergency vessels, Emergen-
cy Medical Technicians and
police responded to the scene.


Wha's Happ'nin'b Sis Frank


Congratulations Grads!


St. John Tradewinds
Congratulations to all of the
graduates! I've had the pleasure
of seeing so many of them taking
classes at St. John School of the
Arts. What a joy to see them pre-
paring for a challenging future!
Library Gets Ready
for Reopening
Carol McGuinness, head li-
brarian, tells me that they may
start moving back in to the his-
torical building within weeks!
We have all missed that im-
pressive structure. Fingers are
crossed, hoping for no last min-


ute disasters.
Are Your Children Enrolled
in a Summer Program?
It's important to keep those
active minds busy!
Friends Are Leaving
Us With Memories
So many longtime residents
and native St. Johnians have
passed away in recent weeks -
the latest being George Balchun
who spent many vacations over
40 years here with his friend Pe-
ter Hanes.
My sincere sympathy to fami-
lies and friends for their losses.


V.I. To Receive Funds To Repair


Fish Bay and Coral Bay on St. John


St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources
and the VI. Conservation and Development Council
Inc. would benefit from several federal grants made
available through the American Recovery and Rein-
vestment Act of 2009.
Members of the Legislature's Committee on Ap-
propriations and Budget talked with Associate Direc-
tor of OMB Hilarie Baker and DPNR's Director of
Environmental Protection Nadine Noorhasan about
how the monies will be used to repair the local shores
at a hearing on Tuesday, June 16.
The NOAA Coastal and Marine Habitat Restora-
tion Project Grant would assist RCD with restoring
several major projects, coastal areas and marine habi-
tats territory-wide.
"The estimated cost to repair Teague Bay on
St. Croix and Fish and Coral Bays on St. John to-
tals $4,324,533," said Baker. "It's comprised of
$3,832,933 in federal funding and $491,600 of in-


kind contributions."
DPNR will receive funds to improve the territory's
water quality management planning program, accord-
ing to Noorhasan.
Through the Clean Water Act, DEP will sample
certain marine areas of the territory and enforce local
water quality standards to preserve the waters of the
Virgin Islands. DEP will receive $100,000 for the year
to conduct the project and one expert will be hired to
conduct the study.
"The main functions of the program are to develop,
revise and review water quality standards; develop
continuing planning processes; and prepare water
quality assessment and inventories," said environ-
mental planners.
DPNR also received $57,000 to perform site as-
sessments and oversee cleanup by responsible gas
stations, convenience stores, fleet service operators or
government agencies which have leaks in their stor-
age tanks underground.


St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 17



St. John Police Report



Friday, June 19 D.V.
9:50 a.m. - An Estate Grund- Tuesday, June 23
wald resident p/r that someone 4:30 a.m. - A firefighter from
removed the starting motor from the Coral Bay Fire Department r/
his truck. Grand larceny. a vehicle fire in the area of Island
10:30 a.m. - An Estate Caro- Blues. Burned vehicle.
lina resident p/r that a male tried 10:35 a.m. - An Estate Betha-
to run him over. Reckless endan- ny resident p/r that someone hit
germent. his vehicle. Auto accident.
1:00 p.m. - U.S. Coast Guard 1:20 p.m. - A citizen c/r that
sector San Juan c/r that there she is being harassed by a fe-
was a drowning at Leinster Bay. male. Disturbance of the peace.
D.O.A. 9:00 p.m. - A citizen c/r an
4:20 p.m. -Acitizen c/r an auto auto accident in the area of Coral
accident in the area of Caneel Bay. Auto accident.
Bay Resort. Auto accident. Wednesday, June 24
8:05 p.m. - A citizen p/r he 3:20 p.m. - A male minor p/
was assaulted. Simple assault. with his mother to r/ a distur-
8:10 p.m. - A citizen p/r that bance. Disturbance of the peace.
she was assaulted. Aggravated 4:43 p.m. -Acitizen c/r a fight
assault. in the area of Pine Peace basket-
8:40 p.m. - A citizen c/r that a ball court. Aggravated assault
truck hit his vehicle and contin- and battery.
ued to drive. Auto accident. 5:10 p.m. - An Estate Contant
Saturday, June 20 resident p/r that he was assaulted
1:45 p.m. - An Estate Gift Hill in the area of Pine Peace basket-
resident p/r that her residence ball court. Aggravated assault
was broken into. Burglary in the and battery.
first. 11:03 p.m. - EMT r/ a D.O.A.
5:24 p.m. - A citizen c/re- at a villa in Estate Rendezvous.
questing police assistance with a D.O.A.
disturbance in the area of Pastory Thursday, June 25
bridge. Police assistance. 1:10 a.m. - A citizen c/re-
6:00 p.m. - A citizen r/ loud questing police assistance to get
music coming from Cap's Place. to Myrah Keating Smith Comn-
Police assistance. munity Health Center. Police as-
6:10 p.m. - A citizen r/ that distance.
someone broke into her villa. 7:05 a.m. - A citizen r/ an auto
Grand larceny. accident in Estate Contant. Auto
Sunday, June 21 accident.
6:35 p.m. - A citizen r/ a dis- 5:05 p.m. - A citizen r/ that
turbance with her ex-boyfriend. she was assaulted by a male at
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Community Calendar



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



Monday, June 29
St. John Administrator Leona Smith is hosting an open house at
the Battery with the Commissioner of the Department of Licensing
and Consumer Affairs and officials from the Department of Tour-
ism on Monday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday, June 29
The St. John Festival Village opens on Monday night, June 29,
at 7 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Customs Parking Lot.
Monday, June 29
The Children's Village is open five evenings beginning Monday,
June 29, and ending Friday, July 3. Set-up begins each day at 5:15
p.m. and the Village is open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. each evening, with
take-down at closing time.
Wednesday, July 1
The Virgin Islands Unity Day group reminds the community
that the V.I. District Court will host a status conference on property
taxes on Wednesday, July 1, at 10 a.m.
Friday, July 3
Friday, July 3, is Cultural Day when the St. John Festival Com-
mittee will host an event at Franklin Powell Park starting at 3 p.m.
For more information call 690-3692.
Saturday, July 4
St. John Festival 2009 party-time kicks off at 4 a.m. with Jou-
vert in Cruz Bay. Call C. Paris at 690-2827 for more information.
Saturday, July 4
The St. John Festival 2009 Parade starts at 11 a.m. at the Nation-
al Park Ball Field. A fireworks display over the Cruz Bay harbor
will kick off at 9 p.m.
Friday, July 10
The V.I. Council on the Arts is conducting a series of "How to
Apply" workshops for the August 31, 2009, grant submission dead-
line. Information on project and budget development will be dis-
cussed in detail. First time applicants are encouraged to attend. The
workshop on St. Thomas will be Friday, July 10, at Norre Gade, at
5:30 p.m. For more information call the VICA's St. Thomas office
at 774-5984.




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 Tuesda\ .: Open nmcctin's- on
fondj,\ ' Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Ni/,icili Lilihcira
Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m.
at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral Bay.
NA Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
every Saturday at St. Ursula's Church.
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. Meetings will resume in September.
Alateen Meetings
Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula's Church from 6 to
7 p.m. and is open to anyone intcicstcd in jtrcidiiii Meetings will
resume in September.


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7 Gleaming
13 Passports, e.g.
16 19th Greek letter
19 Italy's Mussolini
20 Very tough, aggressive
guys
21 Rejuvenate
23 1951 Cesar Romero
adventure/fantasy film
25 Snake
26 Lamb's mom
27 Film channel
28 Environs
30 Hurtful sort
31 1977 Burt Lancaster hor-
ror/fantasy film
37 Doltish
39 Country east of Arg.
40 River nymph
41 Encl. with a manuscript
42 Sweetie
43 Film studio light
45 Migrant
47 1960 crime comedy star-
ring the
Rat Pack
51 Web page
directories
56 "Way cool!"
57 - out (scrape up)
58 The Devil
60 Partially paid athlete
61 Expiate
63 Green-blue
65 NFL legend Merlin


66 1941 drama that won
Best Picture
72 One of the Obama girls
73 Maui feast
74 Shinbone
75 Santa -, California
78 Opel car model
81 "NCIS" airer
82 Oinker
85 Cozy home for a couple
87 2006 romantic drama
starring Keanu Reeves
and Sandra Bullock
90 Psalms verse ender
92 "- a first!"
93 Chatty TV horse
94 Not at home
98 Salutation on a May
Hallmark card
100 Pro at CPR
101 Some navels
103 2009 Dwayne Johnson
adventure/sci-fi film
107 Wardrobe
108 Prefix with suction
109 Pester
110 Santa -, California
113 Gland near the kidneys
115 1980 romantic adven-
ture film starring Brooke
Shields and Christopher
Atkins
120 How anchovies are
packed
121 More chilling
122 Part of the scheme
123 Navy off.
124 Lao- -
125 Source of peyote
126 Cipher creators


DOWN
1 Up to the job
2 Cat's cry
3 Not stable
4 Make a lap
5 Carves
6 Rock's - Brothers
7 Technique
8 Moo goo - pan
9 K-O link
10 Draw - on (take aim at)
11 "Da Doo -" (1963 hit
song)
12 Singer Gloria
13 Conditions
14 Ideal person to go out
with
15 - -Croatian
16 "La Mer," in English
17 Trojan hero
18 Incorrect
22 Cow pokers
24 Antis' votes
29 "See ya!"
32 Maui dance
33 Quiet spell
34 The Ram
35 New, in Peru
36 "Stripes" actor Harold
37 Aroma
38 - Raton
43 City in New Hampshire
44 Be nailed in the act
46 Tear down
48 Overall profits
49 Hershey's candy bar
50 Antis' votes
52 Actress Jovovich
53 Church area
54 Hunted one
55 Male heir


By Frank A. Longo


59 "Platoon" war zone
61 "Bird on -" (1990 film)
62 Electric fish
64 Big Apple paper: Abbr.
66 Angel topper
67 Kingly Norse name
68 Bolt fastener
69 Tarry
70 VapoRub's brand
71 French friar
72 Ovid's 1,150
76 Drinks no alcohol
77 On - boat to China
79 Shorten again, as pants
80 Texas siege site
82 Pet food line
83 "So it is!"
84 H.S. proficiency tests
86 Indian language
88 Island of Alaska
89 Old Dodge
91 Top-selling product
94 Video game venue
95 Thoreau's pond
96 Oak nuts
97 Assents
99 "Nanny -" (2005 film)
101 Slanted type
102 1998 Olympics city in
Japan
104 Basic belief
105 Some weed whackers
106 Wind dir.
111 Dark film genre
112 Pantry pests
114 Strong alkali
116 Pen maker
117 Grassland
118 Net address
119The Creator







St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 19


_I Classifieds I


HOUSE FOR RENT:
2 bd/2 ba Mt. top house,
30 mile views, paved
road, 5 min to Coral Bay,
20 min. Cruz Bay, wrap
around covered porches,
A/C, W/D. $1995/mo.
561-602-9484


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


lbd lba coral bay seagrape
hill view hurricane hole,
clean quiet, safe,washer,
1800 furnished, 1600
unfurnished 610 739 3361


2BR 1BA Apt. $1900 mo.
top floor, vaulted ceilings
Bright, cool and breezy. In
perfect order, furnished
parking and common laun-
dry room. 340-244-9465


Boat. " F Sale


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


PHOTO EQUIPMENT
SALE! Lighting equipment,
tripods, medium and 35
mm, digital format cameras
and lenses, posing stool,
posing tables, video camera
and lights, and more.
HOUSEHOLD SALE: teak
table, Meade telescope and
more! Call 776-6316


The Virgin Islands
Freedom of Information
Coalition (VIFOIC) will
hold its Annual Meeting
on Monday, June 29,
6 PM at Ocean Grill,
Mongoose Junction,
St. John. Contact
Paul Devine at 514-6615


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


RELIABLE MOBILE

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



Contractor/builder 40
years experience, 25 on
St John, REMODEL,
REPAIR, NEW BUILD.
Free estimates Breezy Isle
Construction 693-5554
www.stjohninspired.com


Rea Estate


M( JSMB ffw

ovethe (340) 775-0949
CrowdL FAX (888) 577-3660 Iealty


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www.remax-islandparadiserealty.com * email: info@remaxipr.com
Thinking of selling your property? - RE/MAX, with its nationwide recognition, offers you more exposure
than any other company. Let our team of professionals work for you to bring the results you are looking for.


St John Eye Care
boulon enter


FREE

GLAUCOMA

TESTING

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


Satellite TV & Internet
Crystal clear High
Definition TV 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@Osloopjones.com




Sailboat Skipper 20' double
ender sleeps four new sails
on trailer coral bay $6000
cash 610 739 3361


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




Vieques Island, Puerto Rico - 35 miles west of St.
John in the Spanish Virgin Islands.
*44 Acres of beachfront property for development or estate
$12,500,000.
*5 Acre beachfront lot w/caretaker house $3,250,000.
*Beachfront House on .5 acres $1,160,000. *3/2 Villa on
1 acre w/views of Atlantic & Caribbean $840,000. Many
reasonable properties for sale. www.viequesproperties.com
Connections Real Estate, Jane Sabin - Broker Lic. 5941.
787-741-0023, 787-435-9410, janesabin( yahoo.com


eiarketplace
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


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




FOR SALE: '98 Ford
Escort Station Wagon.
Automatic, A/C, PW, PL
with remote and alarm
system. Runs well, looks
OK to Good. $2,900 Call
Tony at 776-6316


NEX ADETSN DEDLNE
EVR IHUDA


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


SALON AND SPA COMING TO MONGOOSE
JUNCTION THIS JULY. Seeking all professional
positions: hairstylists, nail techs, esthetician, massage
therapist and receptionist. F/T or P/T positions
available. Contact Saphia (340) 776-0774.


SALES AGENTS LOOKING TO EARN
00 HIGH COMMISSIONS NEEDED NOW.
INQUIRIES ARE CONFIDENTIAL.
CALL RE/MAX 775-0949

Come ril , R , Oi e-, So -


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737








St. John6ChurchSchedule&Directory


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 (Espafol), 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


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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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.corn
kathy@ islandgetawaysinc.com

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

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


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


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


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. corn

I* a=m*1--.d


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

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

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

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

RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty
tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660
P. O. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831
info @remaxipr.com

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

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


J0wuirl/
R&I PATTON goldsmithing Restaurants
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455 oiC afeHIS
pattongold.com, Chatpattongold.com Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
pattongold.eom, Chatpattongold.om ppy Hour 4306pm
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm
Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat


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


Property Manager
Cimmaron Property Management
tel. 340-715-2666
St. John's Premier Property Manager


Real Estate
Beauty/Spa American Paradise Real Estate
Drift Away Day Spa tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
Tel. 340-775-2700 Full Service Spa .0
www.driftawaystjohn.com inforamericanparadise.com


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


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s272.0dO. (2� 3br hA.I unit. hum. cm.on p..ool .r...
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340-693-7325 P.O. Box 1191, St. John, VI 00831

Town & Country RealEstate
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ole North bedroom pool ,iiia on a ndgu'the Atawak language & this
h spa and between Chocolate Hole & Hart newly constructed 3 bedroom
catch the Bay providing stunning sunrise home is just that On a flat one
after views to sunset views Onenled o10 the' acre lot this home offers water
uth Shore breezes. this vill offers open air 'views of the Caribbean Sea &
Cruz Bay living as well as air conditioning ' the bay below The large open-
ie Westin Features include hardwood & style greal room kitchen, dining
e mahog. stone accenrs wasteful fumrnish- area & Dbedrooms are located on
bathroom ings & excellenI privacy with a' one level Enjoy the sounds of
id vaulted unique open layout & separation'the surf together with breezy
screened of bedrooms Access from 2,easterly trade winds from the
ard entry, roads. A path leads 10o Hart Bay pool deck & spa.Includes
xcess to 2 Beach. This is a popular rental I deeded beach rights to Hart Bay
consider with impressive rental history Beach & Chocolate Hole Beach.
,000 $1,895,000.00 Pnced to sell $4,413,000
"The Castle" is a one-of-a-kind property with a stunning vista that few
homes can match. A secluded enclave bordering National Park lands, this
villa was lovingly hand-builm by the designer over eight years. Since it's
completion in 1995 this 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


"Colibri" - Superb sunset and water views from this 3 bedroom waterfront
. _ home in Great Cruz Bay. Features Include native stonework, large pool deck
with gazebo, masonry construction, air conditioning, water views from every
room and pool, and lots of room for expansion. Deeded rights to beach and
dinghy landing Moor your boat in the bay where you can see it every day.
A recent refurbishing has been completed $3.495,000
|"Casa Bueno" Enjoy Spectacular panoramic views from Bordeaux Mt.
looking up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the BVI, Sandy Spit, Tortola,
Virgin Gorda, Norman island, and beyond. This just completed 4 bedroom 4
both masonry home features native stonework, air conditioning, pool, central
location and includes beautiful sun rises and moon rises. $1,900,000
S"Carolina Cottage" - Re ly cute 2 bedroom house with nice water views
of Coral Harbor and Hurricane Hole. Faces east to calch the cooling trade
wind breezes. Paved driveway and easy access. Fully furnished. A nice
location close to Coral Bay with large deck and room to expand or add a
pool. Space below could be converted to another bedroom. $575,000

,.-- -'"Mango Terrace Condos" - Consiruction to be completed in August 2009
SiCruz Bay - 2 3 & 4 beOdrooms available A/C walk to Frank Bay Deacn and
town Water views siainlss appliances. travertine & granite Some of the
mc st spacious condos on Sl John Only 20% down speciall pre-
r^ construction prces $825.000 to $1 35M OR Fractional Ownership Buy ore
ltB 1/4 ownership. Contact lslandia for delails Time is now for a great buyll
"Cruz Views" Condo unit 7 rs a very popular rental fearuring beautiful views
to Si Thomas and sunsets proxlrnidy to he pool and sunder. and walk to . ..
town This uniique air-conditioned corner unit has been recently refurbished
including rew tile floors mahogany cabinets fumirTure and bath Lush tropical
lanamsaping adds the perfect touch $599,000
S---' "Maho Bay" Rare opportunity to own 13.8 acres with over 850 feet of shoreline
- ' consisting mostly of white sandy beach (Litlle Maho)., located within the confines of
the Virgin Islands National Pau on St. John's pristine north shore. The property is
flanked by Francis Bay on the East & Maho Bay at the West and offer fabulous views
- of the Atlantic, Caribbean and offshore cays. Ideal for resort use, residential
..-.--- -development or private compound. $28.8M
"HANSEN BAY 7A" - 18 Acres. waterfront, trade wind breezes and great water views over Long
Bay. Round Bay to the north, west to Rams Head and south to St. Croix. Deeded rights to sandy
beach at Long Bay. Proposed subdivision map available. An easy project for the first time
developer or perfectly suited for a very private estate. $3,180,000 down from $5.5
BEST DEALS: Seagrape Hill - $95,000 & $99,000, Calabash Boom lot with fantastic water views
for just $199,000, "Amorita" - 4 BR masonry house wih pool & water views near the Westin Resort
now just $999,000, "Bella Vista" - 4 bedrooms with terrilffic views to the BVI for only $850,000,
ONE ACRE lot on Bordeaux Mountain with perhaps the best views on St. John is listed at $725,
000 but owner says make an offer, "Fish Beach' is a brand new masonry house in Fish Bay for just
$1,195,000, Commercial Building in down town Cruz Bay Iwith a very motivated seller - make an
offer. Peter Bay lot recently reduced from $1.7M to $1.2M


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


CBR HOME LISTINGS
TESSERACT - Popular 3 bedroom / 3 bath rental home
withfantastic lap pool and panoramic viewsfrom Hart Bayto
St. Thomas. Comfortable layout, large rooms, multiple
decks, privacy and extensive landscaping. $1,200,000.
CHEZ SHELL - Charming 3 bd/3 bath, w/gorgeous sunset
views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beautifully deco-
rated, & maintained rental villa has marble floors, A/C, cus-
tom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor plan. $1,295,000.
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.
CHOCOLATE HOLE - Unique ruins of 1700's Great
House, along with a 1960's island home on a beautiful 1.42
acre lot. $899,000.
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.
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.
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 12 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.
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 ve-
randa, fantastic sunrise to sunset views, inviting spa, circular
driveway, tile roof. $1,699.000, furnished.
BORDEAUX MT. - Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large
porch, water view, 12 ac. lot w/large trees. $675,000.
WATERFRONT WITH 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 exceptional
craftsmanship throughout. 4 bdrms/4 baths, infinity pool, ex-
quisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush gardens, terrific Pt
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.
SELENE'S - Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. $450,000.
CBR LAND LISTINGS
DITLEFF POINT- Extraordinary sites on magnificent pen-
insula w/sandy beach, gated entry, beautiful landscaping,
and incredible views. Prices start at $895,000.
KLEIN BAY - Small upscale neighborhood, gorgeous
views, commonly owned beach. $799K & $995K.
WATERFRONT ON MONTE BAY - Spectacular 13.44 ac.
site, ideal for private estate or subdivision. $3,400,000.
CRUZ BAYTOWN -Walkto Frank Bay, R-4 zoning. $249K.
CHOCOLATE HOLE -Water views, 12 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG - Gentle grade, 12 ac., Ig. trees. $195K.
POINTRENDEZVOUS-Outstandingviews.$415K&$425K.
LEINSTERBAY-2lotsonJohnnyHornTrail.$225K&$329K.
ZOOTENVAAL-Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.
GREATCRUZBAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE -2 beautiful sites. $299K-$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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"COCONUTS" 3X3 GIFFT HILL VILLA
impressive water views to St. Thomas,
good breezes, Caribbean style with cen-
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WATERFRONT ON DEVERS BAY!
"CHOCOLATE BLISS" (5x5) Private, ex-
tremely quiet
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"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
4 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
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'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, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000
'AZURE BAY" IN CONTANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner financing $ 650,000
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"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
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"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 $1.850,000


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views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, all Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features BR/4BAwith a desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof,
on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 design. 4BR/41/2BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000 many amenities. Sleeps twelve. $1,999,000 180� views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000
HOMES


ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage
tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral
Bay. 2 units. All offers considered. $729,000
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
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and
panoramic views. Zoned R-4. $2,950,000
GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian
gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000


RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family
estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the
largest private pools on St. John (w/diving
board & bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180� views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods Plans for 3 more bds. $1,235,000
BETHANY Remodeled property, South
Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms,
pool, laundry rm & kitchen. $1,400,000
RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building
a beautiful home with outstanding westerly
views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths.
Beautiful landscaping. $995,000
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 CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
Belvedere offers 180� views, successful above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence
vacation home. Pool, spa, 2BR/2BA $2,750,000 exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest CAROLINA Veiws to BVI. Well maintained
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, 2-unit cottage offers a 1 bed/1 bath with a cozy
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $749,900 covered porch. Plus studio apt. $625,000
NEW! MONTE BAY Spectacular waterfront UPPER CAROLINA Ex e views. Live
home in Klein Bay. Views over Rendezvous Bay in the lower ding 2nd unit
from all 4 bdrms, pool deck, workout room & above an ir, ng the 4BR/4BA pool
spa. Separate 2 BR cottage. $3,850,000 villa. $375,000
MILL RIDGE exudes quality, Caribbean ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST
design, mahogany throughout, Chicago Brick& BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5BR/5.5
Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 BA, office, 2 car BA. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000
garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 ELLISON New construction in the Virgin
NEW WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living
pool while gazing out upon excellent bay views, space. 3 master suites. Reduced to
Lush gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 $2,495,000


LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage
overlooking Coral Bay & BVI. .23 acres. $419,000
NEW! BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot
tub overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean
cute popular vacation rental $769,000
SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000
ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay.
4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51
acre. Multilevel floor plan. $1,499,000
INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with
sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come
see the impressive recent renovations $1,350,000.
TEMPTRESS 2 bedroom suites, pod style,
impressive kitchen, private decks, dramatic
sunsets. $1,650,000


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Penn Is 2009 Village HonoreePage 5 Joseph, Alfred Win 2009 Princess and Prince CrownsPage 4 Rafe Muilenburg Returns Home, Partners with Brion MorrisettePage 10June 29-July 5, 2009 Copyright 2009 The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / www.theodoretunick.com The Marketplace / Suite 302 / Cruz Bay / St. John / Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 / www.theodoretunick.comNPS Working On Stabilizing RuinsPage 9Food Fair PhotosPage 2 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Justin DoranQUEEN CORONATION: Razzilee Oquendo crowns 2009 St. John Festival Queen Lea Scott during the Food Fair and Coronation festivities in Frank Powell Park on Sunday, June 28. Queen story on Page 3. Freedom of Information Coalition RegroupingPage 11 Scott Crowned St. John Festival Queen

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2 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009St. John Tradewinds The Rotary Club of St. John needs volunteers to work at the Children’s Village during St. John Festival. day, June 29, and ending Friday, July 3. Set-up begins each day at 5:15 p.m. and the Village is open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. each evening, with take-down at closing time. unteer an evening or two for the kids of St. John at this fun event. To volunteer call BJ Harris at 693-8485.Blazing Hot Food Fair 2009Children’s Village Seeking VolunteersSt. John Tradewinds St. John Administrator Leona Smith is hosting an open house at the Battery with the Commissioner of the Department of Licensing DLCA and DOT Ofcial Host Open House St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Justin DoranSt. John Administrator and Festival and Cultural Organization of St. John President Leona Smith presents 2009 Food Fair Honoree Cleamena HodgeDuncan with a plaque for her contributions to St. John Festival during the opening of Food Fair on Sunday, June 28.St. John Tradewinds The Virgin Islands Unity Day group reminds the community that the V.I. District Court will host a status conference on property taxes on Wednesday, July 1, at 10 a.m. “It is critical that St. John property owners pack the courtroom,” open to everyone.” In order to make it easier for St. John residents to attend the hearing on St. Thomas, VI Unity Day group has arranged for the use of a safari taxi. The taxi will depart the Cruz Bay tennis courts at 8 a.m. on July 1 and the cost is $15. Space is limited. For more V.I. District Court Is Hosting Status Conference on Property Tax July 1St. John Tradewinds A contract with the Cleveland Clinic to provide telemedicine services to patients on St. John will be signed as soon as a legal reHealth Center Administrator Harold Wallace. Wallace told the District Governing Board of Schneider Regionphysicians who will provide services under this arrangement have been properly credentialed and licensed for work in the territory. July 31, he explained. In the meantime, the necessary equipment will be acquired and staff training completed, Wallace added. for capital improvement funding under the American Recovery government several needed improvements totaling $14 million. projects funded with economic stimulus funds. Welsh reported gross patient revenues of just over $9 million ing expenses, during the same period, outstripped total operating revenue by nearly $3.4 million.MKSCHC Telemedicine Available SoonGooseberry preserves by Kareso Kitchen. Coconut cakes. A local vendor serves up hot souse and rice. Lt. Governor Gregory Frances (far right) helps Food Fair Honoree Cleamena Hodge-Duncan and this year’s Powell Park and along the Cruz Bay Waterfront. Local coconut, guava and pineapple tarts.

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By Joseph Tsidulko St. John Tradewinds CRUZ BAY — Four stunning young women graced Winston Wells Ballpark Saturday evening, showcasing their talents, creativity and elegance while vying for the title of St. John Festival Queen. After hours of competition, a panel of judges chose Lea Scott, a freshman at the University of the Virgin Islands, to represent St. John for the upcoming “Come Jingle and Unwind for Festival 2009.” Scott also won trophies for Best Talent and Best International Wear. The contestants competed in several differ ent segments that allowed them to show off to their supporters and a jubilant crowd their poise and grace. Chereena Didier’s international wear costume honored the history, culture and archeyan pyramid around her body as her voice-over produced the ancient structure. Fessale dazzled in a Zulu garb with a feathered headpiece that ran down the length of her spine and dropped to the her feet. During the routine, she abandoned that elaborate costume for a simpler top and straw skirt that allowed her the freedom to dance to a powerful African drumbeat. Scott seized the overall contest in the talent segment, employing ballet as a means of demonstrating her graceful movement and dance training. The UVI freshman’s routine set her as a Cinderella ready to attend the V.I. Governor’s ball at the Battery on St. John. She began her dance dressed in simple rags, but soon was spinning around the stage in a white leotard and tiara. At the tick of midnight, she darted away from the ball, jumped on a motor scooter and made her getaway. The other three contestants incorporated monologues into their talent routines to address serious topics like crime, drugs and the pursuit of a college education. The young women all went with drastically different styles of evening gowns. Didier dressed in red from head to toe, her The dress featured strings of rhinestones embossed with gold streaming from her neckline down her back. Fessale wore a gown in a color she said she liked to describe as royal Caribbean blue. Chifrings added to the luster. The dress invoked the tranquility of the Caribbean sea, Fessale told the crowd. In the Question and Answer segment, each of the girl was asked to imagine how their friends would describe them. “An achiever, a believer, a competitor,” said Alfred, adding “one that is always trying to get something accomplished.” Tension mounted at the ballpark, with eager supporters waiting nearly half an hour after the competition ended to hear the result. It was only after one in the morning that the tally was completed and Scott was named the new St. John Festival Queen to an eruption of applause. St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 3 Thursday, July 2nd INDEXBusiness Directory .............20 Church Schedules ..............20 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Justin DoranLea Scott is crowned 2009 St. John Festival Queen.Lea Scott Wins 2009 St. John Festival Queen Crown Kerla Fessale Chereena Didier Shari Alfred Kerla Fessale Lea Scott Lea Scott

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Daniela Joseph wowed the crowd and the judges at the St. pageant on Sunday night, June 21, In addition to taking the crown, Joseph, a third grader at the Julius ors for best Sportswear, best Story grade student at Weslyen Acadtive. While Akwesha Brathwaite, Oliver School, didn’t win any segments, she showed talent and poise throughout the show. fred didn’t have any competition, but he still strutted his stuff in the ments, showing he truly deserved his crown. opened to St. Thomas residents, a huge crowd — mostly decked out in T-shirts emblazoned with Daniela Joseph’s picture — greeted crown would remain with a Love City young lady. “I’m rooting for Daniela beshould be from St. John,” said one selection show attendee. As the lone St. John representative, Joseph did her island proud but all three of the contestants combined to make the show a treat. The Juvenile Delinquency the mood for the event with upbeat, danceable tunes that had the crowd moving all night. The introduction dance showcased the three young contestants edged in fringe with bright yellow feather headdresses. Brathwaite showed off a hot pink and white polka dotted tankini with boy shorts during the Swimwear segment. Smith danced around the stage in a custom designed one-piece cut-out swimsuit her hair. Joseph donned a fuchsia straw hat which set off her orange and white one-piece suit with a For the Sportswear segment Brathwaite embodied a fencer, Smith showed off her football moves and Joseph sent the crowd back to the 1950s, bowling in a silver jumpsuit with a shiny red motorcycle on stage, Alfred was a bike racer in his Sportswear segment. The Storybook Character segment is always a highlight of the show and this year did not disappoint. Dressed as the “Old Woman Who Lives in a Shoe,” Brathwaite wore a grey wig, house dress and apron as she lamented what it takes to raise so many children. Smith took the crowd to Arabia from Aladdin. In gypsy pants and to music from the popular Disney movie. Joseph entered the stage rowing hontas with long straight hair and princess, Joseph showed off her dancing skills and imparted a lesson about acceptance and love. As the girls got ready for the 4 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime Elliott Prince Davon Alfred and Princess Daniela Joseph wave to their adoring fans. Sports Massage Soft-tissue Injuries Energy WorkLina GuildLicensed Massage Therapist 776-6223 Daniella Joseph Crowned 2009 St. John Festival PrincessContinued on Page 17

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St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 5 WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds June 29, Love City residents should plan packed with family members of this year’s from Tortola and St. Croix to support the man who has worked hard for decades to ensure St. John Festival is a standout cel ebration. chairperson for 17 years, and still supports the celebration as a member of the commit tee, was selected as this year’s Festival Village honoree in recognition of his decades of service. member of the organization,” said Festival Committee Chairperson Leona Smith. “He used to have a booth in Festival Village and he’s always contributed in some fashion.” anticipated for a long time, he explained. “When you do something to the best of your ability, you know it will eventually Festival Committee chairperson, we didn’t have anything. I made the parade bigger, and brought it from nothing to where it is today.” During his 17-year reign as Festival hundreds of hours of sweat equity to making sure St. John Festival was something to talk about. He volunteered himself, his friends and Cruz Bay streets during Festival. He also helped set up chairs at the Winston Wells and encouraged greater press coverage of Festival activities. “There used to be no radio broadcast from over, I called Addie Ottley and said, ‘I need coverage.’ I paid the cost that year for them to come over, and now we have three radio stations covering the parade.” The village honoree saw the impor tance of continuing the celebration that has brought Love City residents together for more than half a century, he explained. “If I didn’t do it, we wouldn’t have had than nothing. If I do anything, I do it right.” grew up on is a simple fact of life. “If you get, you’re supposed to give volunteerism and fundraising.” Although the accolade was expected for plained. thing.” Committee members choose each year’s Festival Village honoree based on their par ticipation in the village and contribution to both the committee and the community. “He’s a hardworking man and he deserves to be honored,” said Smith. “It was long awaited.” ribbon cutting and dedication of the village with his family members, he explained. he said with a smile.Penn Chosen as Festival Village Honoree for Decades of Service St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of MaLinda Media by Eliza Magro James Penn outside his safari taxi overlooking Great Cruz Bay. live music scheduleMonday, June 29th Zach Deputy (blues/roots-rock/soul) 10PM -Amazing solo artist, check him out at myspace.com/zachdeputy Tuesday, June 30th Rock w/John (solo/acoustic/classic rock) 10PM Friday, July 3rd Zach Deputy (blues/roots-rock/soul) 10PM“A Pour Your Own Bar” Air-conditioned Pool Tables Gaming Machines Restaurant “If you get, you’re supposed to give back. We need to go back to volunteerism and fundraising.”– James Penn, 2009 Village Honoree

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Win a St. John Trip Courtesy of WestinSt. John Tradewinds The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has teamed up with two leading media outlets to educate travelers looking for a great family getaway. In a multi-tiered partnership with luxury travel experts Indagare.com and family publication gin Islands is featured in a famof on-line editorial, an interactive IQ Travel Quiz and a sponsored giveaway featuring The Westin St. John Resort and Villas. As part of the partnership, a journalist from Indagare.com visited and reported about the U.S. Virgin Islands for the site’s “Destinations” report. Indagare also developed a Family Travel IQ quiz about the destination for a chance to win a trip to St. John at http://www.indagare.com/ sweepstakes/family_iq. The quiz has ten questions that play off of U.S. Virgin Islands facts and family attractions. The people with the highest score will be entered into a drawing to win an exclusive family getaway to The Westin St. John Resort and Villas, as well as a year-long membership to Indagare.com. “This partnership really made sense to the Department from a marketing standpoint,” states Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “It represents a rare opportunity to align our brand with an exclusive while building awareness of the U.S. Virgin Islands as a family destination.” In support of the promotion, ing the sweepstakes in its August issue, which hits newsstands in early July. The magazine is also promoting it on-line and in an email to its subscriber base. Additionally, Indagare.com will be sending information about the sweepstakes to its email database of 10,000 people, and at the end of the promotion, the U.S. Virgin Islands will receive all of the names of entrants who signed up as a vital list of prospects for future marketing opportunities. By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds In its efforts to make the department more user-friendly U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Ser on St. Thomas last week. Linda Swacina and Southeast Redman hosted an open house with the public to explain improved customer service at the on Thursday, June 25. Years ago it wasn’t unusual to see lines of people snaking out the door waiting for an appointment plementing the new internet appointment system called Infopass, those days are thankfully in the “In order for someone to come inquiry they have to make an apfopass was introduced to eliminate long lines and waits for people trying to make appointments.” Infopass is available in a number of languages on the departments’s website, www.uscis.gov, and many people have been taking advantage of the new service, as long as they have a computer or access to a computer. “The infopass service has been “In the past eight months we had 1,700 appointments made with infopass in St. Thomas alone.” For people who don’t have recently added a kiosk in the depeople to make an appointment still without having to wait in line explained. “If you are here and you don’t have a computer and you can’t use one at a friend’s or family member’s house, you are limited to what you can do,” she said. “To address that problem, we’ve set up a little kiosk in our waiting room so someone can go in and make an appointment on the spot. A lot of times, they can make a same day appointment and save a trip.” the public that the Infopass service “We would like to stress that the kiosk is a free service as is the Infopass,” said the USCIS Field are immigration consultants who are charging people anywhere from $5 to $100 to use the service. We want people to know that the service is completely free.” Judging by how many people have been using the kiosk, the ser vice is serving its purpose. “The kiosk has only been on line for a few months and already 50 percent of our appointments are through the kiosk,” said community need.” USCIS’ new initiatives are in line with the department’s commitment to connect with the public, according to Ana Santiago, the department’s spokesperson. “We want the community to see that we’re accessible, we’re real people and we really want to problems will be addressed imner. We’re here to help.”6 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 “I’ve heard there are immigration consul tants who are charging people anywhere from $5 to $100 to use the service. We want people to know that the service is completely free.” 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 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 USCIS Unveils User-friendly Services

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Coral Bay residents won’t have to drive to Cruz Bay in order to do laundry anymore. Governor John deJongh approved two rezoning reproperty which will soon house a laundromat. Almando “Rocky” Liburd’s 0.31-acre site at numrezoned from R-1, residential low density, to B-3, business scattered. Liburd plans to construct a coinoperated laundry and internet cafe on the property. Natural Resources after the legally-mandated process was completed,” deJongh wrote in his letter to Senate The governor also approved a zoning variance for a roughly 2.1-acre site in St. Croix to operate a nail and beauty salon and day spa in the Constitution Hill area. DeJongh vetoed a rezoning bill for several par St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 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! Rezoning Approval Paves Way for Coral Bay Laundromat DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTETAKE CARE OF YOUR 2010 MARKETING ALL AT ONCE.SPACE RESERVATION DEADLINE: JUNE 30THADVERTISING ARTWORK DEADLINE: JULY 30TH For more information about St. John Magazine or to place an advertisement in the 2010 Edition (email) mnelson@stjohnmagazine.com or (tel) 340.776.6496 Download a media kit at www.stjohnmagazine.com a pancake breakfast on Saturday, June 20 from 8 to Market Manager Nedra Ephraim and Kevin Smith serve a customer pancakes with all the works outside the grocery store at the Marketplace. St. John Tradewinds News Photo Edwin Hill Customer Appreciation Pancake Breakfast at Starsh Market Advertising Space Deadline Extended July 13, 2009

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds St. John Chapter members of the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce have been working to ensure visitors to the territory have ample information about Love City. Signage Committee members Cid Hamling and Debbie Hime brought the 10 people at the chapter’s meeting on Tuesday evening, June 23, up to date on their efforts to erect signs at various embarkation points on St. Thomas and St. John. Hime has been assured of at least partial funding from V.I. National $1,000 a pop signs which will be erected at both park docks, the Red Hook ferry terminal and Crown “We’re talking about free-standing signs that would have information about ferry schedules, what to do on St. John and more,” said Hime. “We want to give people embarking here information they can’t really get anywhere else.” Hime planned to approach Defunding as well, she added. unique feeling of St. John, artist “They shouldn’t have big block be hand-painted or look handhere.” Hamling and other Coral Bay business owners have been workto design a new sign structure for the intersection of Centerline Road and South Shore Road. “The church and the business leaders working together has been a very cool relationship,” said Hamling. “It’s been an incredibly wonderful experience. The church doesn’t have to allow any signs on the corner but they’re working with the community to make everyone happy.” The Coral Bay group has been meeting regularly and has agreed on a basic design and color scheme for the sign structure at the “triangle” which would include business cording to Hamling. “The sign will include a welcome and space for a local artist rendering of the inner harbor which would keep with the unique she said. Volunteers are needed to help erect the structure which is expected to go up in early August, Hamling added. While signage has been one of the chapter’s main initiatives, the local Chamber’s website redesign has basically fallen by the wayside, explained Chamber Board “That is a huge missing link in our communication efforts,” Nor needs to get pushed along.” Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Wayne Biggs and Department of Tourism Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty will be on St. open house at the Cruz Bay Bat-8 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 “They [signs] shouldn’t have big block let ters. They should be hand-painted or look – Local artist Elaine Estern St. John Chamber Chapter Members Get Update from Signage Committee Continued on Page 16Tradewinds Website Readers React to Triangle Signage“That’s so sad. I so looked forward to seeing this corner when ever we would visit St. John. We always stay on Coral Bay side. Cruz Bay has nothing on Coral Bay. Don’t change it! “My mouse pad has a photograph of the Coral Bay triangle. I purchased it shortly after buying our home in Coral Bay. Whenever I feel stressed doing work on my computer, I look at it, smile and relax. We also have a home in an incorporated village up north that welcomes residents with a traditional, mind is how much I miss Coral Bay, my Coral Bay friends and neighbors, the donkeys, goats and the sign!” “And here we are again suffering the loss of another icon on island. Political correctness reigns supreme. Why don’t these morons lighten up a bit? Must EVERYTHING be homogenized and sterilized?” “A liability??? I think not, but I’ll assume the community will come through with something representing Coral Bay’s tradi tional style that’s ‘not Cruz Bay.’” “First the bus stop, now the signs and bench. Is every trace of Coral Bay’s quirky charm going to be erased?” “I like it better with no signs. There’s only a handful of busi signs (billboards).” “It a wonderful idea to clean up the area and make it look neat, orderly and presentable. Coral Bay and Cruz Bay are on ONE island not two.” “Once again the quirky Coral Bay is forced to ‘tidy up’ it’s image. Don’t let the yuppy neatniks win and turn us into Cruz Bay East! Informalities like the colorful triangle is the sort of signs bring a smile to visitors and locals alike.”

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds The stone ruins across North Shore Road from Trunk Bay parking lot might be open to the public soon. In the very least, the structure will remain standing thanks to the preservation team from San Juan Rico. The group of stabilization experts has been on St. John for the past few weeks working at various ruins in danger of collapse. Before the preservation team could start work on the Trunk Bay duct an excavation of the area. While plastic orange fencing surrounding the ruins remains in place and wooden scaffolds have been erected inside the ruins, everything had to wait for the ar chaeologist to complete digging. “We were doing excavation out there so that the preservation team could pour concrete slabs,” said Wild. “I believe they were going to use the concrete slabs to brace the structure to keep it from toward stabilizing the ruins.” something fun,” his latest excavation turned up one particularly interesting artifact. “We found a big cut glass decanter top,” Wild said. “It’s about an inch-and-half big and is all one piece of glass.” After the preservation team completes work at the Trunk Bay ruins, the group will head over to Lameshur Bay, where they’ll work to stabilize the ruins near the western side of the beach, according to Wild. ruins to the public in the future, but for now the major concern is making sure the structures stay standing, Wild explained. “The park would eventually like to open the ruins so they can be enjoyed by the public,” he said. “The ultimate goal is preserve the ruins, and all the resources in the park, for the next generation.” While the preservation team has their plate full already, investigations Wild conducted with a group of interns from the University of Copenhagen netted additional work for future stabilization efforts. The students were on St. John last month conducting on-site research after months pouring over records in the Danish National Archives. And their work was fruitful, explained Wild. month between Brown Bay and Haulover,” he said. “We haven’t some of them we know are very, very old. They could be very important to interpreting the early settlement of the island.” Wild will share the students’ research after archaeological studies at the plantations are complete, he added.St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 9 NPS Working Towards Stabilizing Ruins Tradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottSince Wild completed excavation, a crew has been working to stabilize the ruins across from Trunk Bay, above. 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.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After leaving his island home for college, law school and more than a decade in California, St. back home. Since returning to St. John with Harvard law school graduate has gotten right to work, joining the for the two St. John lawyers, who have known each other for donkey “I’ve known Brion since we were both commuting over to St. Thomas on the boat — me for school and him for work,” said izing in a variety of real estate ar eas — transactions, land use, condominiums, easements and title issues among others. We also do probate and estate planning work, general commercial law, contracts and some litigation.” “On a small island you have to Morrisette’s First Partner and only partner since he opened “I didn’t want to bring in a partner unless it was the right person,” that person. He is a very compe tent attorney and he has a great understanding of V.I. culture and how things work.” Both attorneys know the impor tance of taking care of local cli “We value our local clientele and I’m delighted to have someone who is not only a very capable assistant, but someone to whom I don’t have to explain the island,” in the Coral Bay area since 2005 about forming a partnership almost as long. “Brion and I have been talk ing about this since my wife and I bought our home in 2005,” said California for a few years, trying to get out from under our mortmake the deal happen.” been trying to return to St. John for years, but came up against the real estate meltdown that has plagued the country. Missing Community “We really missed the closeknit community of St. John and my parents are here, so we had been trying to get back for years,” ing back to visit every year, but it wasn’t enough. We missed it too much.” “We were able to buy our home in 2005 by mortgaging every thing we had in California before the market tanked,” he said. “Then we had to extricate ourselves from our mortgages once they were ‘under water.’ We had to work really hard to make it happen, but we’re here — we did it.” For a boy who grew up on his parents’ various sailboats and reburg remembers when getting to school on a different island was no easy task. “We lived on and off sailboats around St John while I was growing up,” he said. “For several years we were on Lovango Cay so I was by dinghy. Then we moved to the ‘Breath,’ while I was going to Guy Benjamin School.” “Later, I was commuting from Saints in St. Thomas and I think I held the VI record for the longest commute — two hours each way,” Ready for a change of climate, Northeast for college. “I went to college at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire,” said the attorney. “I was desiring a major change in climate at the time ice experience. I went on to Har vard Law School — then moved out to California and worked in a land development, where I eventu ally made partner.” “Those experiences really set the stage for me to move my pracDuring 12 years in the San Dispecializing in land use and devel opment, the island boy always had 10 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 “Later, I was commuting from East End to high school at All Saints in St. Thomas and I think I held the VI record for the longest com mute — two hours each way.” — Rafe Muilenburg St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottMorrisette, left, and Muilenburg, right, enjoy the view Continued on Page 16 Native Son Muilenburg Returns Home, Partners with Morrisette Law Firm

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While the V.I. Freedom of Information Coalition lost momentum after getting off the ground in 2007, a core group of activists is resuscitating the territorial drive to ensure governmental transpar ency. “Freedom of information is the root of everything,” said Bonny Corbeil, a St. John activist and vice president-elect of VI FOIC. “It is the cornerstone of democracy. Transparency and openness in government is the very basis of democracy and who needs it more than the Virgin Islands?” Originally launched by local journalists frustrated with closed doors and denials to public documents, the VI FOIC enjoyed a off the ground, but went by the wayside shortly thereafter, explained Corbeil. was very busy and things just got bogged down a bit,” she said. never put the torch down. I still With more citizens taking proactive roles in organizations like Crime Stoppers VI and weighing in on the doomed proposed V.I. Constitution, it is the perfect time to rejuvenate the group, Corbeil explained. radio show and my involvement, I kept saying, ‘we have this FOIC and it’s so important, we need to regroup,’” she said. “Consequently I’m taking the spearhead here. It’s little St. John leading the charge and that makes sense.” “We have things the worst over here,” said Corbeil. “We know the least about what’s going on and the least about what the government is doing.” The group’s main focus is to change the V.I. Sunshine Act by getting rid of the many loopholes which often make the act ineffectual. “This is about changing the law and having a more open and transparent democracy,” said Corbeil. To that end, Corbeil recently posed the question of reforming the Sunshine Act to several senators, she explained. “I asked Senator Craig show what they think of our present Sunshine Act and if they support stronger freedom of information laws,” said Corbeil. “Both senators said they support transparency in government. Barshinger said everything in the Virgin Islands is a secret unless someone thinks you should know it. And that is exactly the problem.” “Hill agreed that there are a lot of holes in the Sunshine Act and that transparency is needed,” Cor beil said. If the territory had a strong Sunshine Act, it would be obvious in many ways, explained Corbeil. For example, concerns sur rounding controversial developments and accounting practices would be out in the open, she explained. “Think about Sirenusa,” Corbeil said. “If were we allowed into a lot of those meetings, we would have been able to follow what happened there. Think of all the money no one knows what happens to.” “We need access to transcripts about everything that is going on in a timely manner,” she said. One of the major obstacles to information access is the infrastructure, according to Corbeil. “The whole system in inefstreamline the process and the press and public must have access to this information.” Corbeil recently organized the several citizens to take leading roles in the newly reorganized VI the president-elect, Corbeil is the the secretary-elect. The group is still looking for more members and hope to attract residents from across the territory. “This is a territory-wide movement,” said Corbeil. “We really want participation on all three islands and we plan to have conference calls so everyone can take part in our meetings.” The group will have its annual Ocean Grill. “VI FOIC is walking the walk,” said Corbeil. “We are open at every meeting for anyone to come at any time.” For more information about VI FOIC call Devine at 514-6615. St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 11 Freedom of Information Coalition Regrouping St. John Tradewinds On the heels of a whirlwind festival followed by a command cian and producer Steve Simon announced the lineup for the main show for his 2010 St. John Blues Festival. The 8th Annual Blues Fesmain show on Saturday night, Coral Bay. Simon and his wife Helen Simon host the festival, which includes performances at venues across the island. Next year’s lineup will feature the Deanna Bogart Band, JT Lauritsen, Tony Braunagel and The All-Stars, the Ford Blues S’Aida, the Ty Curtis Band, and “This is the biggest one-night Blues concert that I have ever produced and it’s going to rock St. John,” said Simon. Impressive Lineup Slated for Simon’s 8th Annual St. John Blues Festival 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. Box 37, St. John, VI 00831 / Lumberyard Complex – Cruz Bay

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12 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 Rhythm & ViewsAn outlook on young adult interests and concerns by Malik StevensMini Basketball Workshop (L to R back row) Iggy Larrea, Charleston Charles, David Carreno and Andrew Moran led basketball workshops last week working with St. John youth, including Malik Richards, left front, and Andre Edwards, right, with their on-court skills.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Malik Stevens St. John Tradewinds Basketball is deemed the island’s most popular sport. It brings people of all ages together and sometimes even the tourists. Last week a couple of the kids on St. John upped their games through the teachings and mentorship of three island visitors: Iggy Larrea, reno. Through Nike’s Sports for Social Change, Iggy Larrea was put in contact with the program’s subgroup here as well as Department the help of Charles, a.k.a Duce, the three hosted two mini basketball workshop on June 23 and 24. Larrea is a swim coach from the coast of Florida. He visited St. John in January and really enjoyed it and decided to come back and do something for the kids. After getting in contact with Sports for Social Change, he found out that basketball was a popular sport here and he then decided that he host a small workshop. With ran and Correno, who both played high school basketball and work at youth recreational centers, he hosted two days of basketball training. “I was amazed by how good they were,” said Correno, who is High School. “I really had a great time with the younger ones.” What began on Tuesday, June 23, with about eight to 10 boys between the ages of 8 and 18, doubled the next day as these outstanding men coached 20 of the young ball players on island. Over two hours each day, the players were taught new shooting drills and dribbling techniques as well as put through intense workout drills. Not only were the kids lucky enough to have these men give them tips and pointers, but in the end, many were presented with bags, basketballs and jerseys, which were all donated by Nike. ming program Larrea launched and is still going strong more than 12 years later. He says he likes to see people host programs for the youth and keep kids active and out of trouble. The three all said they had a great time and that they would love to come back and do something again for the youth of St. John. “The workouts were hard but I liked that they came down and taught us some new things,” said a lot.” In only two days these men impacted the lives of many kids. It just goes to show how a little initiative can make a big difference. Summer Change of Plans this summer I had plans of going Rwanda, Africa, on a community service trip through the Rwanda the harsh economy, the group has decided to postpone the trip until summer of 2010. Students were informed of this a couple of weeks before the school year was over in a meeting with V.I. First Lady Cecile deJongh and other board members of the group. Though I am a bit disappointed of not being able to experience the trip this year, I have realized that the postponement is better for me. lege, leaving the island and getting all my funds together, the trip would have cut into what I now see as much needed time to get all of these things together. So until I leave for school in August I will continue working and making sure everything is set for when I set off.

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St. John Tradewinds This year the Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund will be awarding three young St. John women with $2,500 awards and a qualifying Gifft Hill School student with a $2,500 one year award. The Ruby Rutnik Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that the selection committee has choJoseph to receive one-year $2,500 scholarship awards for the 2009/10 school year. Albert is a graduate of Ivanna be attending Howard University’s School of Business in Washington, DC with the goal of becoming a human resources manager. Joseph is a sophomore at University of North Carolina at Wilm ington. She graduated from Antillist. Dujuana Grell, last year’s winner of the two-year renewable St. John Scholarship award will be receiving the second year award this is pursuing a liberal arts degree at Seton Hall University in New Jer sey, where she has attained high marks and made the Dean’s list both semesters. Joseph was last year’s recipient of the Tournament Championship Scholarship for Antilles School, when was the winning pitcher for her alma mater. Tamisha Thomas, the 2007 Scholarship winner has completed College in New York and is receiving an Associates Degree. She will continue her studies to pursue a Additionally this year a scholar ship award, also for $2,500, is being given to the Gifft Hill School for a boy or girl to attend preschool or one of the lower grades early learning center. This award will be given in September to a qualifying student. Applications are still being accepted and may be obtained from the school by conBeth Jones at 776-1730. The tournament is hosted every year in April to raise funds for four annual scholarships given in and championship softball pitcher. The success of this tournament, now in its 13th year, and the support of the community, has enabled the fund to give out $87,500 in awards since 1997. This year’s awards will bring that total to $97,500. The scholarship fund and the Rutnik family wish to thank the community and send congratulaas they pursue their educational goals. For more information or to contribute to the ongoing Scholar ship Fund please contact Andy or Janet Rutnik at 693-8069. St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 13 AFFORDABLE HOUSING AVAILABLE ON ST. JOHN BRAND NEW UNITS2, 3 and 4 bedroom units in Coral Bay!CALABASH BOOM AP ARTMENTS2 bedrooms $651.00 3 bedrooms $732.00 4 bedrooms $809.00 Apply at Bellevue Apartments Gift Hill Road 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 340-776-8351 First Come, First Serve Limited Availability! 2009 Ruby Rutnik Scholarships Awarded

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St. JohnTradewinds News Photo by Jaime ElliottFriends of Annie Higham’s packed Rhumb Lines for a memorial honoring late artist’s life. St. John Tradewinds EDITOR/PUBLISHER malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS COLUMNISTS/ CONTRIBUTORS ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRESS St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $70.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT 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 Solved: 0 Shootings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Solved: 0 Armed Robberies: 2 Under Investigation: 2 Arsons: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Solved: 0 Solved: 0 Solved: 0 Solved: 0 Rapes: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 2009 TO-DATE Solved: 0 Shootings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Stabbings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Armed Robberies: 2 Under Investigation: 2 Solved: 0 Arsons: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Solved: 0 Solved: 0 Solved: 2 Rapes: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 14 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 An Artist’s Life CelebratedSt. John Tradewinds Friends and family members of Annie Higham Rhumb Lines on Saturday, June 6, in a celebration of the young artist’s life. A gallery featuring Higham’s vibrant work was a big attraction for the crowds of people who stopped by to pay their respects and donate to a supplemental arts education scholarship fund being established in the of Higham’s work over the years were also on sale. Higham’s artwork, however, was only one attracentertained the crowd all evening and some of the island’s best chefs created delicious dishes. Luscious Licks owner Bonny Corbeil whipped up “only for Annie Love” teriyaki tofu, Aqua Bistro chef food at Rhumb Lines was also available. painting and bead jewelry making. There wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd when a video montage of photographs of Higham was shown. adding the perfect touch to the sad celebration of a life cut short. St. John Tradewinds Carmel Church in Cruz Bay on Friday, July 10, at 6 p.m.Memorial Service for Marcelino Guerrero July 10

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St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the community to help case homicides, and reminds everyone that any infor the police need to solve these cases. St. John known suspect in Cruz Bay. St. Thomas In June 2007 Dale O. Samuel was shot by an unknown assailant in his Smith Bay home. St. Croix In July 2007 the body of Francis Augustus was These three murders remain unsolved. Anyone having any information on these and other killings in the territory is asked to call with details. Community members can submit tips to Crime are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilingual. Tipsters can also submit tips online at CrimeStoppersUSVI.org or by texting “USVI” plus If a tip leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or illegal drugs, the tipster receives a cash reward to be paid according to their instructions. Only anonymous callers to Crime Stoppers are eligible for these cash rewards. Crime Stoppers is pleased to report that we have now received over 200 tips which so far have lead to the closure of 38 cases, the arrest of 29 suspects, and submitted a tip should check with Crime Stoppers to see if they are eligible for a cash reward. Unclaimed rewards expire six months after award date. Anyone who has an unsolved crime they would like Crime Stoppers to feature, send an e-mail message to CrimeStoppersVI@gmail.com. St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 15 Tax Assessor Urges Residents To Apply for Tax CreditsSt. John Tradewinds Tax Assessor Bernadette Williams encourages property owners who have not previously applied for property tax credits to apply for tax credits against their 2007 property tax bills. need to reapply unless their status has changed, and they become eligible in another property tax credit categories. In order to be eligible, the applicant must be the property owners of record as of January 1, 2008. The deadline to apply for the tax credits is Tuesday, June 30. According to Tax Assessor Williams, property owners may not apply for more than two credits — homestead and any one of the other categories for which they may be eligible. credit applications for the following categories: — General Homestead occupied the home as their primary residence as of January 1, 2008 are eligible. Applicants must show proof of residency by providing a valid United States Virgin Islands driver’s license or voter’s registration card. Applicants are also asked to show proof of octax credit is $400. — Veteranspancy requirements and been honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Services. Applicants must proaddition to a valid USVI drivers license or voter reg— Seniorscy requirements Applicants are also eligible to claim this credit for properties held by tenants in the entire ties, if either spouse is 60 years or older on January 1, 2008. The credit is available only when individual Annual Gross Income is less than $30,000 and household AGI does not exceed $50,000. Applicants are asked to provide a stamped copy of their 2007 tax mum tax credit is $500. — Disabled: Applicants must meet occupancy requirements and be suffering from a disability as determined by the Social Security Administration as of January 1, 2008. Applicants are required to proas well as a stamped copy of their 2007 tax return to tax credit is $500. — Class 1 inheritance: Applicants must be ownproperty owner must have acquired the property through inheritance. Tax credit is equal to 80 percent of the real property taxes levied until $5,000 or more of improvements are made on said property. — Tax Credit Circuit Breaker: Available to property owners whose property tax bills increased by 125 percent or more and whose household gross income is less than $135,000. Tax credit is equal to 40 percent of the real property tax increase for homestead and unimproved property, not to exceed $5,000. Crime Stoppers: Crimes Of the Week Department of Human Services SERVICES FOR THE DISABLED NOW AVAILABLE ON ST. JOHN! Come to the Department of Human Services Cruz Bay ofce (across from the re station) to receive: – Vocational Rehabilitation counseling – Assistance with visual impairment through the Older Blind Program – Referrals for Cancer Care assistance Services will be available every Wednesday from 9:30 to 2pm. Call the Department of Human Services Disability and Rehabilitation program at 776-6334 or 774-0930 ext 4192.

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his eye on St. John developments. “I’m excited about a lot of things going on down here, but I have some concerns as well,” said the attorney. “St. John is experiencing some growing pains — there are a number of problems we will need to work on as a community. But I’m happy about being involved with the development process here rather than watching it from afar, and to see some growing efforts towards a more eco-friendly and sustainable type of development on the island.” While the march into modernity has some drawbacks, today’s isexplained. “There are a lot of wonderful things happening here that weren’t available when I was kid,” he said. “New community groups, volunteerism, the Internet — plus, arts and culture really seem to be experiencing a renaissance.” For the former student who spent two hours just getting to ing his commute. “I’m really thrilled to be here,” he said. “I’m a swimmer and I get to commute on the North Shore, so pretty much every morning I stop swim. It gives me an amazing outlook for the whole day.” burg. “I love the culture and the nature and the community. I’m very happy to be home.”16 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Jaime Elliott Princess contestants Akwesha Brathwaite, at left, and Me’Kayla Smith, at right.Chamber Chapter Members Get Update tery from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., exfort to come to the open house and voice their concerns,” said Nor With the worldwide economy imploding, the Chamber is feeling the effects as well. “With the economy weakening, we’re affected by that too,” said We need to get the word out that the Chamber is making a positive impact.” “We try to do things proactive ly and we have more power with Annual membership costs range from $200 for a businesses with one to two employees to $850 for businesses with between 21 and 30 employees. The Chamber is hosting an Reef from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for fellow business professionals, which could be especially helpful during the current economic landscape, “It’s a full day discussion at a very reasonable price,” said Nor storm with other business owners about what we can do to make things better, the impact of crime on the economy and the state of tourism.” Forum members from St. John are needed to take part in the disThe group’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m. upstairs at Ocean Grill. For more information about joining the St. Thomas/St. John Chamber Summit call 776-0100.2009 St. John Festival Princess Continued from Page 8 Continued from Page 10 Answer segments of the show, the plorer and her cousin Diego led a huge crowd of little ones in a even showed off their “stiff walktunes. After getting their groove on, the crowd settled down for the glittery portion of the show. Brathwaite was a picture of beauty in a organza confection. Smith lit up the stage in a green gown with a sweetheart neckline and rhinestone accents. Joseph was a vision stage in her ankle length snowy gown, festooned with purple appliques. Brathwaite set the tone for the Question and Answer segment, answering what she liked about her school with clarity and poise and each of the girls followed in the same impressive manner. While there could only be one winner, all three of the girls impressed the crowd with a top-notch show. But in the end it was Joseph who took the crown and, surrounded by family and friends, showed off her trophies to the crowd. Continued from Page 4 Muilenburg Returns Home, Partners with Morrisette Along with the new entrace gate at Caneel Bay Resort, new signs informing guests of four legged visitors to the property have recently been erected along pathways across the resort, like the one at right. St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat New “Deer Crossing” Signage at Caneel Bay

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St. John Tradewinds and the V.I. Conservation and Development Council available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. propriations and Budget talked with Associate Direchow the monies will be used to repair the local shores at a hearing on Tuesday, June 16. several major projects, coastal areas and marine habitats territory-wide. “The estimated cost to repair Teague Bay on St. Croix and Fish and Coral Bays on St. John totals $4,324,533,” said Baker. “It’s comprised of $3,832,933 in federal funding and $491,600 of inkind contributions.” water quality management planning program, accord ing to Noorhasan. certain marine areas of the territory and enforce local water quality standards to preserve the waters of the to conduct the project and one expert will be hired to conduct the study. “The main functions of the program are to develop, revise and review water quality standards; develop continuing planning processes; and prepare water quality assessment and inventories,” said environmental planners. sessments and oversee cleanups by responsible gas government agencies which have leaks in their stor age tanks underground. Friday, June 19 wald resident p/r that someone removed the starting motor from his truck. Grand larceny. lina resident p/r that a male tried to run him over. Reckless endangerment. 1:00 p.m. U.S. Coast Guard sector San Juan c/r that there was a drowning at Leinster Bay. D.O.A. 4:20 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Caneel Bay Resort. Auto accident. 8:05 p.m. A citizen p/r he was assaulted. Simple assault. 8:10 p.m. A citizen p/r that she was assaulted. Aggravated assault. 8:40 p.m. A citizen c/r that a truck hit his vehicle and continued to drive. Auto accident. Saturday, June 20 resident p/r that her residence was broken into. Burglary in the 5:24 p.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance with a 6:00 p.m. A citizen r/ loud 6:10 p.m. A citizen r/ that someone broke into her villa. Grand larceny. Sunday, June 21 6:35 p.m. A citizen r/ a disturbance with her ex-boyfriend. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. Tuesday, June 23 the Coral Bay Fire Department r/ Blues. Burned vehicle. ny resident p/r that someone hit his vehicle. Auto accident. 1:20 p.m. A citizen c/r that she is being harassed by a female. Disturbance of the peace. 9:00 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Coral Bay. Auto accident. W ednesday, June 24 3:20 p.m. A male minor p/ with his mother to r/ a distur bance. Disturbance of the peace. ball court. Aggravated assault and battery. resident p/r that he was assaulted ball court. Aggravated assault and battery. D.O.A. Thursday, June 25 1:10 a.m. A citizen c/requesting police assistance to get sistance. 7:05 a.m. A citizen r/ an auto accident. 5:05 p.m. A citizen r/ that she was assaulted by a male at the ferry dock. Assault.St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 17 St. John Tradewinds Congratulations to all of the graduates! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing so many of them taking classes at St. John School of the Arts. What a joy to see them preparing for a challenging future! Library Gets Ready for Reopening brarian, tells me that they may start moving back in to the historical building within weeks! We have all missed that impressive structure. Fingers are crossed, hoping for no last minute disasters. Are Your Children Enrolled in a Summer Program? It’s important to keep those active minds busy! Friends Are Leaving Us W ith Memories So many longtime residents and native St. Johnians have passed away in recent weeks — the latest being George Balchun who spent many vacations over ter Hanes. lies and friends for their losses.V.I. To Receive Funds To Repair Fish Bay and Coral Bay on St. John St. John Tradewinds Doctors said 76-year-old while swimming off Water melon Cay, St. John on Friday afternoon, June 19. Dales was vacationing with his wife on a private sail boat. He was pronounced dead by distress while swimming. St. police responded to the scene. Tourist Drowns 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! 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 Wha’s Happ’nin’by Sis FrankCongratulations Grads!

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GEOGRAPHICAL FILMSACROSS 20 Very tough, aggressive guys 28 Environs ring the Rat Pack directories Best Picture 82 Oinker starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock 90 Psalms verse ender 98 Salutation on a May Hallmark card Shields and Christopher Atkins packed DOWN 2 Cat’s cry 8 Moo goo — pan 9 K-O link song) with 22 Cow pokers 29 “See ya!” 80 Texas siege site 82 Pet food line 88 Island of Alaska 89 Old Dodge Japan PREMIER Crossword18 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 Monday, June 29 St. John Administrator Leona Smith is hosting an open house at the Battery with the Commissioner of the Department of Licensing Monday, June 29 Monday, June 29 June 29, and ending Friday, July 3. Set-up begins each day at 5:15 p.m. and the Village is open from 6 to 9:30 p.m. each evening, with take-down at closing time. W ednesday, July 1 The Virgin Islands Unity Day group reminds the community that the V.I. District Court will host a status conference on property taxes on Wednesday, July 1, at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3 Friday, July 3, is Cultural Day when the St. John Festival ComFor more information call 690-3692. Saturday, July 4 St. John Festival 2009 party-time kicks off at 4 a.m. with JouSaturday, July 4 will kick off at 9 p.m. Friday, July 10 The V.I. Council on the Arts is conducting a series of “How to Apply” workshops for the August 31, 2009, grant submission deadline. Information on project and budget development will be discussed in detail. First time applicants are encouraged to attend. The workshop on St. Thomas will be Friday, July 10, at Norre Gade, at at 774-5984. 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 Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. NA Meetings Narcotics Anonymous has open meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Saturday at St. Ursula’s Church. Al-Anon Meetings Al-Anon meets on St. John every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the picnic St. Ursula’s Church. Meetings will resume in September. Alateen Meetings 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending. Meetings will resume in September.

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St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 19 For Rent 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: 2+br 1ba house for rent in Coral Bay. Flat lot w/fruit trees. $1,225. RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, 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 Sailboat Skipper 20’ double ender sleeps four new sails on trailer coral bay $6000 cash 610 739 3361 Successful Day Charter Boat For Sale. 1971 Grand Banks Traweler Cinnamon Bay condition. USCG Licensed for 40 passengers. Great local history. $125,000. www.motoryachtcinnamonbay.com Call Dan at 340-998-3219 or dristuc@aol.com Construction SALON AND SPA COMING TO MONGOOSE JUNCTION THIS JULY. Seeking all professional positions: hairstylists, nail techs, esthetician, massage available. Contact Saphia (340) 776-0774. 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 Crystal clear High Network. Over 300 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 PHOTO EQUIPMENT SALE! Lighting equipment, tripods, medium and 35 mm, digital format cameras and lenses, posing stool, posing tables, video camera and lights, and more. HOUSEHOLD SALE: teak more! Call 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 NEXT ADVERTISING DEADLINE: EVERY THURDAY HOUSE FOR RENT: 30 mile views, paved road, 5 min to Coral Bay, 20 min. Cruz Bay, wrap around covered porches, A/C, W/D. $1995/mo. 561-602-9484 Contractor/builder 40 years experience, 25 on Free estimates Breezy Isle Construction 693-5554 www.stjohninspired.com 1bd 1ba coral bay seagrape hill view hurricaine hole, clean quiet,safe,washer, 1800 furnished, 1600 unfurnished 610 739 3361 2BR 1BA Apt. $1900 mo. Bright, cool and breezy. In perfect order, furnished parking and common laundry room. 340-244-9465 Vieques Island, Puerto Rico – John in the Spanish Virgin Islands. *44 Acres of beachfront property for development or estate $12,500,000. *5 Acre beachfront lot w/caretaker house $3,250,000. *Beachfront House on .5 acres $1,160,000. *3/2 Villa on reasonable properties for sale. www.viequesproperties.com 787-741-0023, 787-435-9410, janesabin@yahoo.com with remote and alarm system. Runs well, looks Tony at 776-6316 Real Estate Real Estate The Virgin Islands Freedom of Information Coalition (VIFOIC) will St. John. Contact

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20 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 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 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 A/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 Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 BankingFirstBank Cruz Bay Branch, 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI Beauty/SpaDrift Away Day Spa Tel. 340-775-2700 Full Service Spa www.driftawaystjohn.com W estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904Building ProductsSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 ExcursionsSerenaSea tel. 779-4047, “Three Hour Tour” GalleriesMaho 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 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing 776-6548 or (800) 626-3455pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredo’s Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty ManagerCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 Real EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 info@americanparadise.com Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 info@cruzbayrealty.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 info@islandiarealestate.com John McCann & Associates 1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366 info@realestateonstjohn.com Located at Wharfside Landing RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660 info@remaxipr.com St. John Properties, Inc. tel. 693-8485 fax 776-6192 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 Located in Cruz Bay La Tapa tel. 693-7755 Skinny Legs tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comRetailJolly Dog tel. 693-5900, “Stuff You Want” Located in Coral BayServicesThe Marketplace 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 Wednesday Testimonials 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. 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., 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. Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church Sundays, 7:15 a.m. and 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 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 9:00 a.m.

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St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 21 Town & Country Real Estate is celebrating our 15th year!Don’t look for us at Mongoose Junction!!!We have moved into our Coral Bay building: e Town & Country Center , across from Skinny Legs Bar and the Coral Bay Fire Station. Come for a visit, away from the congestion of town. It is only a 20 minute drive through the National Park about the same time it takes to nd a parking space in Cruz Bay! Enjoy ample parking and the ambience of St. John decades ago. Visit our oce for your real estate inquires or visit our other tenants: Windspree Villa Rentals, C4th Clothing & Embroidery, K2 Video Rentals, Maureen Carsel, CPA and the Coral Bay Community Council. We also oer our penthouse apartment “e Crow’s Nest” with an expansive view of the harbor, for Town & Country Real Estate customers, while they work with us to nd their dream property on St. John. Many thanks to our great team! Lori Walden, Richard Baranowski, Liz Ford, John Ford, Marc MillerNo Problems Mon, Only Opportunities!! 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 . 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 N E X T AD VERT I S I NG DEA DLI NE : THURSDAY , JUL Y 2ND

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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 LISTINGSTESSERACT – Popular 3 bedroom / 3 bath rental home with fantastic lap pool and panoramic views from Hart Bay to St. Thomas. Comfortable layout, large rooms, multiple decks, privacy and extensive landscaping. $1,200,000. CHEZ SHELL – Charming 3 bd/3 bath, w/gorgeous sunset views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beautifully deco rated, & maintained rental villa has marble oors, A/C, cus tom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent oor plan. $1,295,000. 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. CHOCOLATE HOLE – Unique ruins of 1700’s Great House, along with a 1960’s island home on a beautiful 1.42 acre lot. $899,000. 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. 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. 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. 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 ve randa, fantastic sunrise to sunset views, inviting spa, circular 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 exceptional craftsmanship throughout. 4 bdrms/4 baths, innity pool, ex quisite furnishings, multi patios/decks, lush gardens, terric Pt 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. SELENE’S – Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/ rental or business. Terric views. $450,000.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. $249K. 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. $299K–$350K. ESTATE FISH BAY – Many parcels to choose from, start ing at $185K. Call US for a complete list. ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS – Time to buy. Affordable lots, with water views, $150k and up.CBR BUSINESS LISTINGSFABRIC MILL – Very successful clothing business, estab lished in 1982, in Mongoose Junction. Price includes inven tory & equipment, owner will train: $150,000. CALYPSO del SOL – Very successful rental villa with excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay and St. James islands. Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms / 3 baths, large screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool and hot tub. $2,445,000.

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Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 HOMES ZOOTENVAAL Quaint Caribbean cottage tucked in at the end of the road. Walk to Coral Bay. 2 units. All offers considered. $729,000 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 CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4. $2,950,000 GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B , West Indian gingerbread architecture & island furnishings. Owners apartment plus 3 income producing units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 RAINBOW PLANTATION A private, family estate house on 1.6 acres. Features one of the largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board & bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods Plans for 3 more bds. $1,235,000 BETHANY Remodeled property, South Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms, pool, laundry rm & kitchen. $1,400,000 RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths. Beautiful landscaping. $995,000 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 180 views, successful vacation home. 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 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 MILL RIDGE exudes quality, Caribbean design, mahogany throughout, Chicago Brick & Island stone. Masonry 2 BR/2 BA, office, 2 car garage, pool & cabana. $1,695,000 NEW WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool while gazing out upon excellent bay views. Lush gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 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 U PPER CAROLINA Expansive views. Live in the lower apartment while adding 2nd unit above and/or completing the 4BR/4BA pool villa. $375,000 ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5BR/5.5 BA. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000 ELLISON New construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master suites. Reduced to $2,495,000 LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage overlooking Coral Bay & BVI. .23 acres. $419,000 NEW! BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute popular vacation rental $769,000 SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000 ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. 4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 acre. Multilevel floor plan. $1,499,000 INN LOVE Beautiful Great Cruz Bay with sunset views! 5 BD/5BA with pool & spa. Come see the impressive recent renovations $1,350,000. TEMPTRESS 2 bedroom suites, pod style, impressive kitchen, private decks, dramatic sunsets. $1,650,000 CONTRACTED CONDOS . HOMES . LAND . FRACTIONALS . COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.comMARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 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 QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many amenities. Sleeps twelve. $1,999,000 L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient design. 4BR/4BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000 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 mes merizing views, 2 pools, every amenity conceiv able 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/sepa rate 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 cen ter courtyard & pool, large covered gazebo, lush landscap ing and a at yard! 3 UNIT INCOME PRODUCER! Near town, all masonry. Top oors each 3 bed rooms 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 “ 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 6.29.09.indd 1 6/23/09 10:31:26 AM

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24 St. John Tradewinds, June 29-July 5, 2009 WISHES THE ST. JOHN COMMUNITY A SAFE AND HAPPY FESTIVAL. ADVERTISING DEADLINES:Extended Space Deadline: July 13, 2009 Artwork Deadline: July 30, 2009Media Kit Available: www.stjohnmagazine.com or call (340) 776-6496DON’T W AIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!DEADLINES ARE FAST APPROACHING. The MaLinda Media team is currently working on the 2010 edition of St. John Magazine, which will be lled with more unique island stories accompanied by top-notch photography. If you missed advertising in our previous editions and would like to advertise in the 2010 edition, which will be distributed beginning in November 2009, call to reserve your space today and our join our award winning publication. St. John Magazine won “Best Magazine Design” for the second year in a row, in addition to “Best Cover Design” and “Best Editorial Spread Design,” at the 2009 Addy Awards in April.


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