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July 13-19, 2009
� Copyright 2009


ST. JOHN


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


St. John Residents Pack Courtroom for Property Tax Status Conference
- Story on Page 3


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of C. Rogers


Sea Life Shines in "Coral Reef Stars"


A photograph of a green sea turtle with a remora and cushion ses stars grace the back cover of Dr. Caroline
Roger's new book "Coral Reef Stars," which includes 100 images celebrating life in the waters around St. John.
See story and additional photos from the book on pages 12 and 13.


New Organization
Hopes To Change
US Virgin Islands
Marijuana Laws
Page 2
Roundabout
Construction
To Focus on
Centerline Rd
This Month
Page 5


Elaine I. Sprauve
Library Expected
To Reopen in July
Page 6


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"On the surface the islands seem like a conservative place,
but when you look under the surface, I think there is a lot
more personal use than anyone really talks about."

- David Knowles, NORML VI founder



NORML V.I. Chapter Is Hoping


To Change Local Marijuana Laws


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While battling the effects of
multiple sclerosis, a Maine resi-
dent helped lead the charge to get
medical marijuana okayed in that
state. Now, David Knowles is fo-
cused on the U.S. Virgin Islands
Knowles has called St. Croix
home for the past six years and
he's brought his crusade to allow
medical use of marijuana to the
Virgin Islands. He's starting a lo-
cal chapter of the National Orga-
nization for the Reformation of
Marijuana Laws (NORML) and
is hoping to start the movement to
change Virgin Islands law.
"We started a state association to
ensure safe access to medical mar-
ijuana and then we got a National
Organization for the Reformation
of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
chapter started," said Knowles.
T\\ o years into it, with the help
of NORML and their attorneys, we
developed a petition to allow the
use of medical marijuana and de-
criminalize possession of one and
a quarter ounces or less."
"It didn't pass the first time,
but it did finally pass in the early
1990s," he said.
The St. Croix resident started a
discussion on a local internet mes-
sage board which drew a lot of
comments, he explained.
"The message board discussion
went on for a couple of pages and
I realized that a lot of people have
strong opinions about the issue of
medical marijuana," said Knowles.
"On the surface, the islands seem
like a conservative place, but when
you look under the surface, I think
there is a lot more personal use
than anyone really talks about."
There is a wealth of informa-
tion regarding the medical benefits
of marijuana and decriminaliz-
ing possession of a small amount
of the herb would save the terri-
tory a lot of money, according to


St. John Tradewinds News Photo


NORML VI hopes to allow
medical marijuana use.

Knowles.
"There is a lot of positive medi-
cal research which has been con-
ducted into the beneficial use of
marijuana," he said. "There is an
incredible amount of information
out there in respected medical
journals by doctors' associations
and international health organiza-
tions."
"Even though it's disguised
by all the borrowing, our govern-
ment's finances are in dire shape,"
said Knowles. "And it's simply a
shame to think about how many
young people are getting a record
for marijuana possession. It's time
to change things."
The medical marijuana and de-
criminalization movement is not
new and has gained momentum
lately with 14 states having passed
legislation which allows small
amounts of cultivation and posses-
sion as well as use by individuals
who are prescribed the herb.
Through NORML VI, Knowles
hopes to decriminalize a small
amount of marijuana for personal
use and cultivation, allow free ac-
cess to medical marijuana and re-
spect the rights of people who use
the herb during religious services,
he explained.
"We want to start out small and
get some medical laws passed


with a really small amount de-
criminalized," said Knowles.
"We're getting our goals together
and we want to develop a consen-
sus of opinion. Thirteen states al-
low medical marijuana use at this
time and basically we want to join
them."
"We want to get an amend-
ment to the present law which
will include provisions for a small
amount of cultivation, possession
and medical access with associ-
ated paraphernalia without pen-
alty," Knowles said. "We'd like
to start by making possession of
one ounce or less by a responsible
adult a civil offense. That is the
ultimate goal and I think it's a re-
alistic goal."
Knowles has been in corre-
spondence with Governor John
deJongh and Delegate to Con-
gress Donna Christensen, neither
of whom support changing local
marijuana laws, he explained.
"The way to change the law
is through a citizens' initiative,
which is basically a petition," said
Knowles. "To get it going we need
a few thousand signatures and then
if we can get signatures from 51
percent of all voters in the Virgin
Islands, the initiative can't be ve-
toed or even changed by the senate
for at least three years."
The group is currently organiz-
ing a board of directors and estab-
lishing its non-profit status. Aweb-
site is in the works and Knowles
hopes to have an official NORML
VI kick-off in August.
"Hopefully by August we'll be a
NORML chapter and we can start
a membership drive and watch the
organization grow," said Knowles.
"We'll be writing letters to sena-
tors and doctors and see if we can
get any response."
For more information or to join
NORML VI email usvinorml@
gmail.com or visit http://groups.
google.co.vi/group/normlvi.


July 13 CBCC Meeting To Discuss

$1.4 Million NOAA Grant


St. John Tradewinds
The Coral Bay Community
Council will be managing $1.4
million in Coral Bay for road
repairs and paving, installation
of erosion and sediment con-
trol practices, native plantings,
and construction of stormwa-
ter controls to reduce sediment
reaching the ocean.
CBCC, which is a partner in
the recently announced Virgin
Islands Resource Conserva-
tion and Development Council/
NOAA/ARRA V.I. Watershed
Stabilization project, will host
a meeting on Monday, July 13,
at Sputnik's at 6 p.m. to an-
nounce the local objectives and
locations of Coral Bay's por-


tion of the grant funds and the
timelines and resources needed
from local residents.
The group encourages home-
owners' associations, residents,
and everyone who submitted
letters of cooperation to come
to the meeting. Local contrac-
tors and others who provide
construction industry services
should come to the meeting to
learn about the projects that
will be going out for competi-
tive bid.
It will be the collective re-
sponsibility of everyone in
Coral Bay to make this happen
- and provide local jobs in the
process. CBCC can be reached
at 776-2099 for information.


DPW Comprehensive Plan Public

Meeting on St. John Is July 14


St. John Tradewinds
The Government of the Vir-
gin Islands through the Depart-
ment of Public Works has start-
ed to develop a comprehensive
multi-modal transportation
study throughout the territory.
The comprehensive plan will
result in a blueprint for devel-
opment of the territory's trans-
portation system through the
year 2030.
Representatives of DPW and


the Federal Highway Adminis-
tration are conducting formal
public hearings to provide in-
formation on how the public
can get involved in planning
the system and collect com-
ments on the information.
On St. John the public meet-
ing will be on Tuesday, July 14,
from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cruz Bay
Legislature building.
For more information call
Keith Richards at 776-4844.


Jomo Gordon Arrested for Robbery
St. John Tradewinds
VI. Police Department officials on St. John arrested 27-year-old
Jomo Gordon and charged him with Robbery in the First Degree.
Police said the suspect attempted to sell a gold chain to an indi-
vidual but instead took the money without handing over the jew-
elry. Gordon was born on St. Kitts and lives on St. John.
A 24-year-old male victim was approached by Gordon who
asked him to buy a gold chain, according to police.
The victim went for money to purchase the chain and was
robbed by Gordon of his money.
VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy cautioned residents
and visitors to St. John against buying products, whether jewelry
or electronics, from anyone other than a reputable and licensed
merchant.
"Merchandise sold in any other way may be stolen," Foy said.
"Anyone buying such merchandise is at great risk of having their
money stolen or suffering bodily harm."
Gordon was arrested on June 26, at 6 p.m., about two hours af-
ter the robbery took place. His bail was set at $25,000 and he was
placed in the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further
court action.







St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 3


St. John Residents Pack Courtroom for Property Tax Status Conference


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
If there was any doubt that St. John prop-
erty owners are committed to fighting the
recent property revaluations, they were put
to rest in early July.
V.I. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez
hosted a status conference on the on-going
suit against the V.I. Government on Wednes-
day, July 1, which drew a huge crowd of St.
John residents. Led by members of the VI.
Unity Day Group, about 60 St. John prop-
erty owners packed Gomez's courtroom to
hear the latest on the almost decade long
battle over territorial property taxes.
"I would like to thank the property own-
ers and residents of St. John for their over-
whelming support," said Myrtle Barry, a V.I
Unity Day Group board member. "It is criti-
cal that the court see the support and weight
of the V.I. Unity Day Group's case since it
has just been dragging along. We feel with
the attendance at the conference hearing we
truly created that impression."
The July 1 status conference didn't settle
the suit between a number of property own-
ers and the V.I. Government over how prop-
erty taxes are collected or clear a path for
collection of the taxes.
"We were hoping that the judge would do
more than he did, but he did say that a hear-
ing should be scheduled in the early fall,"
said Attorney Jim Derr, who is representing
a number of commercial property owners
and the V.I. Unity Day group in the suit.
Several commercial property owners sued
the V.I. Government in 1998 alleging the tax


system was unconstitutional. A VI. District
Judge agreed with the property owners and
slapped an injunction on the government in
2003 freezing property rates at 1998 levels
until a fair system of assessing and collect-
ing property taxes was attained.
Before the injunction can be lifted, the
government was required to reassess all
properties in the territory and have a func-
tioning Board of Tax Review. A special
master was assigned to oversee the process
and sign off on the project's completion.
While the VI. Government contracted
BearingPoint to conduct a territory-wide
property revaluation - which was complet-
ed last year - many St. John residents still
reject their new property values and allege
they are being unfairly taxed.
Contending they had fulfilled their obli-
gations, government officials issued prop-
erty tax bills for 2006 at the new rates last
August, before Gomez lifted the injunction.
On September 11, Gomez found the gov-
ernment in contempt of court and rescinded
the tax bills. The government appealed to the
3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in
favor of the District Court in May, just after
the government sent out 2006 property tax
bills for a second time.
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal's ruling
invalidated those bills and they have been
rescinded again - or will be as soon as
Governor John deJongh signs the executive
order, according to Derr.
"The government told the judge that Gov-
ernor deJongh had rescinded the 2006 prop-
erty tax bills and he had signed the executive


"It is critical that the court
see the support and weight
of the V.I. Unity Day Group's
case since it has just been
dragging along. We feel
with the attendance at the
conference hearing we truly
created that impression."

- Myrtle Barry, Board Member
VI Unity Day Group


order, but the attorney general needed to at-
test to that before it could be ordered," said
Derr. "That was more than a week ago and I
still haven't seen that executive order."
Before the injunction can be lifted, a
hearing on the special master's report must
be conducted and the Board of Tax Review
must be a functioning body - neither of
which has occurred, according to Derr.
"There has to be a hearing on the special
master's report which the judge is being to-
tally non-committal about," Derr said. "Our
position is there hasn't been a hearing and
we keep saying that remains outstanding. "
As far as the Board of Tax Review, both
parties agreed to a hearing sometime after
August 15 to hear arguments on the matter,
Derr explained.
"I have sent document production re-
quests to the government to get information


on how the Board is actually dealing with
appeals," said the attorney. "I imagine the
judge will set a hearing for sometime in ear-
ly September on the Board of Tax Review."
For St. John, however, there are even
more issues which must be addressed since
many residents feel their new property as-
sessments are incorrect, according to VI.
Unity Day Group board member Barry.
\\ lut \\ c have on the books in the Office
of the Tax Assessor is flawed information,"
Barry said. "Those revaluations need to be
corrected. I would like to see the govern-
ment go after BearingPoint to recoup some
of its money since they did crummy work."
"I would hope the government would
have a contract so they would have some
recourse," said Barry. "They spent more
than $6 million on this, so I hope there was
some provision to guarantee BearingPoint's
work."
St. John residents are not against paying
property taxes, but only want to pay what is
fair, Barry added.
"The property owners of St. John are
happy to pay their property tax bills, but
those bills must be lawful and not just what-
ever you feel like issuing to the public," said
Barry.
VI. Unity Day Group members con-
tinue to collect money to cover legal costs
in the suit against the government, Barry
explained. Checks, made out to VI. Unity
Day Group, can be mailed to P.O Box 371,
St. John, V.I. 00831. For more information
about VI. Unity Day Group, check out the
website, viunitydaygroup.org.


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Cary Chapin


One resident shared their thoughts on what the corner should look like last week.


CORAL BAY

TRIANGLE PLEA
St. John Tradewinds
Since the beloved jumble of
signs at the Coral Bay triangle were
removed last month by Moravian
Church officials, there has been
an outpouring of opinions on the
iconic comer.
St. John Tradewinds' website,
stjohntradewindsnews.com, drew a
number of comments from people
both lamenting the removal of the
signs and applauding the clean-up
attempt. One resident painted their
opinion on a new sign and placed
it at the Coral Bay triangle on
Tuesday morning, July 7. Church
officials and local business owners
have designed plans for new sig-
nage and hope to have something
by the end of the summer.


INDEX

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ................... 19
Community Calendar .........18
Crossword Puzzle ..............18
Ferry Schedules ............... 18
Just My O pinion ..................11
Letters ......................... 14-15
O bituaries......................... 16
Police Log ...................... 17
Real Estate ................. 21-23



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DeJongh Approves One St. John Rezoning Request, Vetoes Two


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Governor John deJongh approved one St.
John rezoning request and vetoed two others
while taking action on a number of bills on
Friday, July 3.
Jens and Irma Pickering's .24 acre par-
cel in Estate Enighed was rezoned from R-4
(residential medium density) to B-2 (busi-
ness secondary). The Pickerings requested
to renovate and expand their existing build-
ing to house a grocery store and offices in
the future.
Following recommendations from the
Department of Planning and Natural Re-
sources, deJongh vetoed requests by Ron-
nie Jones and Gershwain Sprauve to rezone
their properties from R-1 (residential low
density) to R-4 (residential medium den-
sity).
Jones had requested the rezoning on his
2.96-acre Estate Susannaberg property in
order to build an apartment complex con-
sisting of 18 units in six buildings, a pool,
laundry facility and conference room.
At a September 30 public hearing hosted
by DPNR's Division of Comprehensive and
Coastal Zone Planning, Jones said he ex-
pected the same consideration which was
afforded to the government.
"My grandfather and his brothers were
mainly responsible for establishing the V.I.
National Park by contributing land," Jones
said at the September public hearing. "My


St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat


Jens and Irma Pickering's request to rezone their Estate Enighed
property, above, was approved.


grandfather supplied land to the Department
of Public Works when they needed a trans-
fer station. When St. John needed a bigger
clinic, my family supplied land to meet that
need."
"DPNR was accommodating to the gov-
ernment and now that the family members
have a need to rezone, we expect the same
thought, consideration and accommoda-
tions," Jones told officials at the September


meeting.
Sprauve requested the rezoning from R-1
to R-4 on his .23 acre in Estate Adrian in
order to make an existing two story building
accommodate an additional two units.
The existing concrete building, which is
located off Centerline Road, already con-
sists of two four-bedroom units and Sprauve
requested the rezoning to construct an inte-
rior wall to create four two-bedroom units.


CCZP senior planner Julius Jessup voiced
concern over both of the R-4 requests on the
basis that the zoning is intended for mainly
urban areas. In a letter to Senate President
Louis Hill accompanying the bills he signed
and vetoed, deJongh expressed his own
concerns with allowing such density on St.
John.
"My decisions were based upon the rec-
ommendations of DPNR as it assessed the
various zoning applications," wrote de-
Jongh. "In particular, I note the properly-
placed reservations that DPNR has with
respect to placing areas in St. John in the
R-4 category when there is a marked lack of
infrastructure required to properly support
its high-density allowances in those areas."
"While I support the principle that land-
owners should be able to properly utilize
their real estate holdings, I reiterate that re-
zoning to that end must adequately respect
the interests of adjoining landowners and
appropriate development standards," wrote
the governor.
A rezoning request by Alfredo and Maria
Alejo to change their 0.67-acre property in
Estate Enighed from R-2 (residential low-
density) to R-3 (residential medium density)
is still pending.
The Alejos are requesting the zoning
change in order construct a three buildings
for 15 low-income apartment units, two
pools, two parking lots and a single family
cottage on their land atop Jacob's Ladder.


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Roundabout Construction To Focus


On Centerline Road This Month


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
The focus of the roundabout project will shift
later this month to Centerline Road, shutting down
one lane of the road leading out of downtown Cruz
Bay.
DPW is burying all utilities in the area, as it does
during most major projects, in an effort to beautify
the area. Project contractor Island Roads will work
on burying utilities beneath the stretch of road from
the roundabout intersection to Woody's Seafood Sa-
loon.
The Department of Public Works decided to post-
pone work on Centerline, which was scheduled to
begin June 12, due to St. John Festival. Crews in-
stead continued to focus on underground utility work
at the Dolphin Market corner of Boulon Center.
Traffic heading westbound out of Cruz Bay will
be detoured to Route 201, which runs in front of
Boulon Center. Route 201 has been reopened to two-
way traffic after being one-way for several months.
"We were talking to (DPW St. John Deputy Di-
rector) Ira Wade and he thought that because of Car-
nival, it would be better to make Route 201 two-way
for a few days," said DPW Materials Program Man-
ager Thomas Jones. "We thought that once Carnival
was done we'd turn it back to one-way, but the con-
tractor says he doesn't need it to be one-way right
now. It will stay a two-way road until the contract
has to get back in that area, maybe a month and a


half from now."
Jones was relieved that the roundabout construc-
tion didn't affect Carnival festivities, he explained.
"All the roads were open and people were able to
get through," said Jones. "There were no issues at
all. We were really worried about it, but it was as if
the project never even existed."
Once utilities are buried on Centerline Road,
more utility work will be done in the middle of the
intersection, Jones explained.
"We have a couple inlets to put in that will go
through the intersection, and after that it's all just
earth work," he said. "We'll continue to drop the
parking lot in front of Dolphin to its final grade, then
we'll regrade all five roads and then we'll start with
the asphalt paving."
Construction is scheduled to continue through
June 2010, however the project could be complet-
ed as soon as the end of this year. The roundabout
has remained ahead of schedule since Island Roads
broke ground one year ago, and now the contractor
has even more motivation to finish the project, as
they were just awarded another major St. John proj-
ect - North Shore Road.
"We ran into some situations where we felt we
had to make more of an effort, but we found out we
didn't have to put in as much effort as we thought
to get certain things done," said Jones. "It's good
because it allowed us to get ahead of ourselves. We
haven't run into any major issues."


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After months of work, the library is expected to reopen sometime in this month.


Elaine I. Sprauve Library Expected


To Reopen Later This Month


By Andrea Milam
St. John Tradewinds
A little more than a year after renovations be-
gan, the Elaine I. Sprauve Library is set to welcome
patrons once again to its historic Enighed Estate
House home by the end of July.
The project has seen its fair share of bumps in
the road, however the renovations are on their final
leg, explained Department of Planning and Natural
Resources Division of Libraries, Archives and Mu-
seums Assistant Director Donald Cole.
"We are trying to move the computer system
back in place," said Cole. "That's the last piece of
the puzzle."
The computer system, which has gone wireless,
is currently being moved from the library's tempo-


rary trailer home.
The library's historic home underwent a com-
plete overhaul in the last year. Air conditioning was
installed, electricity was rewired and the interior
walls of the building were plastered. The roof was
repaired and varnished, the exterior was scraped
and repainted, and the cistern was cleaned out and
resealed.
The bathrooms were remodeled and the build-
ing's grounds were cleaned up and landscaped.
The Estate House, which dates back to the turn
of the nineteenth century, sat in ruins from the early
1900s until 1976, when the building was rebuilt and
dedicated as the Elaine lone Sprauve Library. The
recent renovations are the first major overhaul to the
building since its 1976 reconstruction.


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Boyson Inc.'s largest barge will be out of ser-
vice for two weeks, disrupting inter-island vehicle
travel.
Mr. B left the island Tuesday, July 7, for sched-
uled dry dock inspection by U.S. Coast Guard of-
ficials. The barge is expected to be out of use for
about two weeks, explained Boyson Inc. manager
Cheryl Boynes-Jackson.
The General II will run in its place on an "as
close to normal schedule as possible," said Boynes-


Jackson.
"There will be some changes to the schedule
and we're going to load and leave," she said. "So
the barge will depart when it is full."
The General II will depart the Enighed Pond
Marine Facility at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m.,
10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and
6p.m.
"If everyone is not back, we'll continue travel-
ling until everyone gets back to St. Thomas," said
Boynes-Jackson.
For more information call 776-6294.


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St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 7


Crime Stoppers V.I. Is Getting


Criminals and Weapons Off Street


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
After about six months of oper-
ation, more than 20 weapons and
two fugitives have been taken off
the streets thanks to Crime Stop-
pers VI.
Since it kicked off in January,
residents have called in more than
239 tips to the group's stateside
anonymous hotline which has re-
sulted in 36 arrests including the
apprehension of two fugitives.
Those tips have also resulted in
45 cases being cleared, 21 weap-
ons being taken off the street
and $3,400 worth of drugs being
seized.
While the group has authorized
$19,535 in award money, it has
paid $4,635 to tipsters so far.
"What we find is a lot of people
are more interested in giving the
tips than in collecting the money,"


said Alan Brown, Crime Stoppers
VI's civilian coordinator. "People
just want the bad guys off the
street."
Originally launched in New
Mexico in 1976 by a police officer
as a way to get information about
an unsolved murder, Crime Stop-
pers has spread across the globe
and led to the arrests of 750,818
criminals. Internationally, the pro-
gram has paid more than $88 mil-
lion in reward money.
Crime Stoppers works by of-
fering cash rewards to people who
provide tips which lead to arrests.
The program is based on ensuring
the anonymity of residents, who
call a 1-800 number to report a
crime.
Once a person calls Crime
Stoppers VI's hotline at 1-800-
222-8477, which is answered by a
professional service in the Wash-


ington, D.C. area, they share their
information and are assigned a pin
number. The tipster is asked to
call back to check the progress of
the case and see if any additional
information is requested. Callers
are never asked to identify them-
selves.
Since getting underway locally
in January, the group has been em-
braced by a community which has
watched crime skyrocket in recent
years without faith in its crime
fighting agencies, explained board
member Bonny Corbeil.
"We're a small community and
we've certainly had our challenges
in terms of police and police re-
sponse," said Corbeil. "Since this
program is anonymous, people
don't have to worry about fear and
retribution anymore. The apathy
and fear in our community is way
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UVI Student Studying Elkhorn Coral Recognized by CZM


By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A University of the Virgin Is-
lands graduate student studying
elkhorn coral around St. John was
recently awarded a top Coastal
Zone Management award.
Allan Bright, a UVI grad stu-
dent pursuing his master's degree
in marine and environmental sci-
ence, was awarded the Coastal
Zone College Student of the Year
award from the Department of
Planning and Natural Resources'
CZM Awareness Awards program.
"I was surprised by the award,"
said Bright. "I had no idea my name
was floating around at CZM."
Bright earned the recognition
for his work monitoring elkhorn
coral at three sites on St. John -
Hawksnest Bay, Caneel Bay and
Haulover Bay - and two sites
on St. Thomas, where he studied
the effects of recent disease on the
endangered species and how much
the colonies have been recover-
ing.
The graduate student, who
earned his bachelor's degree in
marine biology at the University
of North Carolina, Wilmington,
started studying local elkhorn cor-
al almost two years ago.
"I came down in August 2007
and I've had the great opportunity
to work under Dr. Caroline Rog-
ers and continue the elkhorn coral
monitoring that she had been do-


St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of A. Bright


Bright takes a sample of coral mucus from elkhorn colonies at Hawksnest Bay.


ing," said Bright.
The UVI student is due to de-
fend his thesis at the end of the
month, which centers around his
work on local elkhorn coral.
"My thesis stems off the work
I was doing for Dr. Rogers, which
was basically going into the field
and checking for disease of regu-
larly surveyed colonies," Bright
said. "I was looking for physical
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site."
"From that I was able to set
up an experimental design where
I did regular monthly surveys of
colonies that were damaged by
the swell event and colonies that
weren't," Bright said. "I wanted to
see if damage from the swell in-
creased the instance of disease on
the colonies."
While Bright's surveys showed


that the damaged colonies did
have a higher instance of disease,
there could be many contributing
factors, not just the swell damage,
for those results, he explained.
"There was roughly about a 38
percent higher instance of disease
on the damaged colonies, but that
was not the only factor involved,"
said Bright. "A lot of things could
be affecting the high level of dis-
ease we're seeing."
While some local research sug-
gests that elkhorn colonies are
not recovering well from disease
and damage, other data points to
a more optimistic view, Bright
added.
"Dr. Rogers has been doing a lot
of research at Haulover Bay since
about 2003 and she's actually got
a report she's getting ready to put
out that basically shows there's no
significant evidence of recovery at
that site," he said. "But then I've
heard from other people that other
colonies are coming back. So there
could be good news out there for
this endangered species."
After publishing his thesis,
Bright plans to take a job in the
Florida Keys, but might be return-
ing to St. John in the future.
"I've grown quite attached to
the coral reefs here and I'm sad
to leave," said Bright. "There is
a possibility of me coming back.
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year, so we'll see."


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St. John Tradewinds
St. John senior citizens have
settled in to their new Adrian Cen-
ter location and are putting it to
good use on a daily basis.
Between 27 and 30 members
are on hand each day to see what
manager Abigail Hendricks and
her assistant Sandra Thomas have
planned for the day. While there
are regular weekly activities, there
are always new ones being added.
"Some seniors come for social-
izing, some come for sport, some
come to pass to time, what is im-
portant is that they come," said
Hendricks, stressing the impor-
tance of seniors staying active and
involved with their community.
The group takes one major trip
each month. They will be visit-
ing Tortola in August and have
a trip planned to the St. Thomas
Chocolate Factory, as well as a
bowling expedition in the works.
A ride on the "Duckaneer" and a
visit to "Mountain Top" had to be
scratched.


For the month of July the group
will journey to Maho Bay for aquat-
ic exercise. Fishing at Lameshur is
another popular outing. There are
three "movie afternoons" each
week, with a well-attended bible
study available each morning for
those who want to join in.
Seniors Love Theatre
"We are also heavy Pistarcle
Theatre people," said Hendricks.
"If there is a play, we are there."
The seniors also enjoy attend-
ing events at Reichhold Center.
The long awaited St. John senior
citizens' bus is now on-island
parked in the DMV parking lot.
It is not currently in use because
the assigned bus driver retired and
permission has not been granted
by the government to replace him,
Hendricks explained.
However, Dean Thomas of "Di-
al-a-Ride," and another driver take
the seniors to St. Thomas each
month on shopping excursions.
"This saves them quite a bit of
money on groceries and other ne-
cessities," said Hendricks.


The proximity to the clinic and
the bus service on Centerline Road
were also a plus pointed out by the
project leader. A Tai Chi instruc-
tor from St. Thomas is scheduled
to begin teaching at the center two
days per week.
"I'm totally impressed with the
way Governor deJongh addresses
our senior needs," said Hendricks.
"When we request, he responds in
a timely fashion."
The project head said that she
was also pleased that Senator at
Large Craig Barshinger makes a
point to stop by to chat and with
members once per month.
Two of the members can't at-
tend as much as they would like
to because they must travel to St.
Thomas for Dialysis two days per
week, Hendricks explained.
Nutrition education is especially
important since 10 of the seniors
have Diabetes, she added.
Much of the information used
in the training is gleaned by Hen-
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St. John Tradewinds
Starfish Market and Starfish Gourmet and Wines are extending
the St. John Festival celebration with a party on Saturday, July 18,
from noon until 3 p.m. Stop by the stores for wine, beer, cocktail
tasting, music and fun party finger foods.

Meeting of the Whole on St. John
To Discuss Commuter Fees Is July 20
St. John Tradewinds
In response to the request from the V.I. Unity Day Group to
convene a hearing on the issue of ferry rates and commuter fees,
Senate President Louis Hill has scheduled a meeting of the Com-
mittee of the Whole on Monday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at the St. John
Legislature building.

Next Recycling Meeting Set for July 21
St. John Tradewinds
Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands, St. John Chapter
will host its next meeting on Tuesday, July 21, in the St. John
Community Foundation office on the third floor of The Market-
place at 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed. For more information call
Paul Devine at 693-9410.

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St. John Tradewinds
Thousands of Virgin Islands
residents and tourists flocked
to the first Banco Popular Ul-
timate Chef Challenge cel-
ebrated in April to watch their
favorite chefs slice, dice and
spice Virgin Islands produce
and proteins.
The 2009 VI Ultimate Chef
Mathayom Vacharat of St.
John Catering along with all


other competing chefs from St.
Thomas, St. John, St. Croix,
Water Island and the British
Virgin have their recipes avail-
able now for download at the
competition website at www.
popular.com/ultimatechef.
Chefs, restaurants, judges,
sponsors, spectators and photos
from the event, including the
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St. John Tradewinds
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ket, customers will notice construc-
tion activity. Starfish Management
apologizes for the store's appear-
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The store will include expanded
produce and meat departments as
well as bigger dairy and frozen
food departments in order to pro-
vide customers with more varieties
and selection.


The store will be open for busi-
ness during regular hours every day
and management urges customers
to stop in and see what's new. Dur-
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Just My Opinon

by Andrew Rutnik



Native Rights

St. John Tradewinds peoples from around the Caribbean, United States,
The recent decision by Governor John deJongh to Middle East, India, Europe, and to a smaller extent,
reject a blatantly unconstitutional constitution was Latin America. With each migration came new lan-
not only courageous but correct. The document that guages, customs, moral values, and religions.
was produced by the Fifth Constitutional Convention Native Virgin Islanders who graciously welcomed
strayed far from all previous conventions in that its these new immigrants are now at odds with the
signatory chose to institutionalize discrimination, overwhelming influence these immigrants have on
There were other sections that also did not belong the new political, social, and cultural life of these
in a constitution, such as school class sizes, defini- islands. If asked randomly on the streets of St. John
tion of marriage, how to spend government revenues very few could answer a simple question on Virgin
(there is mention of revenues from all legal and il- Islands history or culture with any kind of accuracy.
legal gambling that is a contradiction in itself), and Where the native disenfranchisement movement
setting up districts based on location not population. goes off the track is how to address this cultural and
I will not sit in judgment on the convention del- political assault.
egates' intentions or qualifications, but how this Laws in our democracy are a two edged sword:
document as written reached the governor's desk is one side is raised in defense of the rights of its Na-
beyond rational thinking. tive Virgin Island citizens and puts all of the rights
The governor's rejection of the idea that some of the U.S. Constitution squarely in their comer; the
should pay taxes and others shouldn't certainly put other side allows for those same rights be applied
him at odds with a growing "Native Virgin Islands" to all citizens, no matter where you were bom, and
sentiment which promotes protections needed to en- does not tolerate discrimination against any of its
sure their survival, citizens.
Himself admitting that he and his family would The case for native rights must be won by con-
benefit by the inclusion of the exemption from prop- vincing Virgin Islands residents that it is in the best
erty taxes in the constitution, he still found it objec- interest of all to preserve the culture, traditions, and
tionable. The issue of disenfranchised native Virgin history of these islands and its people. That is why
Islanders is valid and relevant, we were all drawn to these beautiful shores and gra-
There is strong support among those who consider cious people in the first place.
themselves natives (by whatever definition includes Constitutionally mandated ownership of land and
families that have been here for many generations) government entitlements will not guarantee the suc-
for some kind of recognition and representation that cess of the native rights movement; only the strength
prevents their political and social relevance from be- and character of its people can do that, so the next
coming extinct. move is theirs and of those whom they can enlist in
Taxing them out of ownership of vast native hold- their cause.
ings is one major concern. Cultural dilution by many Thank you Governor deJongh for showing the
years of immigrants or transplants has left this small leadership, courage, and wisdom to recognize the
minority with few political and social options to pre- Constitutional document's divisive intent, while also
serve their identities and customs, recognizing the reality of today's Virgin Islands, the
The Virgin Islands has become a melting pot of melting pot of the Caribbean.


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St. John Tradewinds
The Department of Licensing
and Consumer Affairs notified
the public of the findings of its
latest territory wide food basket
survey, which was completed
during the last week of June.
The food basket survey is
designed to inform consumers
of which stores have the best


prices on staple grocery items.
The number of items compared
on each island varies as a result
of comparison guidelines which
require that the same items be
compared among the stores in
order to produce a valid survey.
On St. John three stores were
surveyed: Dolphin Market; Star-
fish Market; and Pine Peace


Mini Mart. A total of 28 of the
same items were compared at
each location. The lowest priced
food basket was found at Pine
Peace Mini Mart at a cost of
$60.86. Starfish Market came in
second with a food basket priced
at $66.54. Dolphin Market came
in third place with a food basket
cost of $69.33.


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en a serious hit over the past few
years, there is still an impressive
amount of sea life to see and enjoy
in the waters around St. John.
Packed with about 100 amazing
underwater images, Dr. Caroline
Roger's new book "Coral Reef
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clear.
"It has been very distressing to
see the deterioration of the coral
reefs here," said Rogers, a marine
ecologist with the U.S. Geological
Survey Caribbean Field Station.
"USGS and National Park Service
scientists have found over half
the coral here died since the 2005
bleaching and subsequent disease
outbreak, which also happened in
Puerto Rico and the British Virgin
Islands."
"But there is still hope and the
waters around St. John are still full
of life," said Rogers. "There are
still many beautiful animals to see
- sea turtles, eagle rays, queen
trigger fish, rare species of coral
and fish and more. Also some bays
like Mary Creek and Hawksnest
Bay have a lot of healthy coral
reefs."
Since she started document-
ing her weekly snorkeling trips in
2005, Rogers amassed about 1,000


St. John Tradewinds News Graphic Courtesy

Page 36 shows different views of a Common Octc


images of the awe-inspiring un-
derwater life which surrounds St.
John.
Rogers has been selling note-
cards with some of her images at
several shops on island for years,
but decided to compile a book at
the urging of family and friends,
she explained.
"Several people - even some
who are not related to me - en-
couraged me to produce a book,"
said Rogers. "I specialize in re-
search on coral reefs and I think
that my photos combine my scien-


tific expertise with my de
ciation for the ocean."
Although "Coral Re
includes images of the
underwater life, from s
to anemones, most of ti
were taken in water easi
sible by the average snor
plained Rogers.
"Most of the photos in
are from within the V.I.
Park and the V.I. Coral
tional Monument," she
of the images were take
low water close to shore


S. Rogers

one can see what I saw. St. John is
actually one of the best places in
the Caribbean to go snorkeling."
"Reefs and seagrass beds are
very close to shore, are easy to get
to and few places have currents,"
said Rogers. "You don't have to
rent a boat to go out and enjoy the
water here."
Rogers spent about eight months
putting "Coral Reef Stars" togeth-
er with the help of a few collabo-
rators - her sister Helene Smart,
former VINP chief of Interpreta-
tion Chuck Weikert, friend Mary
Louis Fye and St. John Tradewinds
publisher MaLinda Nelson.
"I was thrilled when MaLinda
of C. Roer' offered to be the graphic designer
for the book," said Rogers. "Ma-
)pus. Linda was meticulous and I think
she earned a master's degree in
:ep appre- marine biology. She really put in
a huge amount of effort into the
ef Stars" book as did my sister and friends
e diverse who helped out."
ea turtles Rogers also received support
he photos from Island Resources Founda-
ily acces- tion, V.I. Audubon Society, St.
keler, ex- John Community Foundation,
Elaine I. Sprauve Library, Sea-
the book Turtle.org and Friends of VINP.
National The backing fit in perfectly with
Reef Na- Roger's dedication to showcasing
said. "All both the beauty and science of the
n in shal- local sea life.
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2008
FINAL COUNT
Homicide: 0
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 2
Under Investigation: 2
Solved: 1

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

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

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

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

Grand Larcenies: 68
Under Investigation: 68
Solved: 0

Rapes: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0


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NEWS EDITOR
Jaime Elliott
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St. John Tradewinds
Dear St. John Tradewinds Newspaper:
A group of concerned citizens has formed a group
to seek change of the Marijuana Laws in Virgin Is-
lands. The group http://groups.google.co.vi/group/
normlvi is starting a chapter of NORML, national
Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The
group will work to decriminalize small amounts of
marijuana and allow access to marijuana for medical
purposes.
Presently the laws regarding marijuana are the
harshest in the US and have no provisions for the use
of marijuana for medical purposes. NORML VI in-


vites all interested people to go to the group site and
read the Mission Statement. It is our goal to bring VI
law regarding marijuana to a position similar to the
14 US states who have revised their law to be more
compassionate.
Marijuana is a natural herb that has been used
successfully for medicinal purposes for thousands of
years and is medically proven to relieve symptoms of
many acute and chronic diseases. Please visit the site
and join the cause.
Sincerely,
David Knowles


Rotary Thanks Children's Carnival Village Volunteers


Editor,
Last week the Rotary Club of St. John sponsored
the Children's Carnival Village in Cruz Bay. This has
become a huge hit with the St. John children and hun-
dreds came every night to win prizes.
For two days and five nights, volunteers got the
new trailer ready, fixed and set up the games, re-
stocked the prizes and had as much fun as the kids
who played the games did.
An effort of this magnitude - we sold nine thou-
sand tickets, and the games were all one ticket each
- takes an entire community. We needed 25 volun-
teers each night just to stay ahead of the children!
Following are the names of those volunteers who
signed in, the businesses who provided ice, and those
who helped prepare the trailer:
Gary Emmons, Joan Bermingham, Patrick Pear-
son, Ganson Pollock, Parker Klingsberg, Catherine
Fahy, Julia Hogroian, Geri Kotas, Alec Harris, Anna
Tuttle, Kate Norfleet, Maura Francis, Lani Clark, Tamn
Schaff, Tarajoy Mihan, Jeff Mihan, Patty Tacquard,
Tim Tacquard, Pam Gaffin, Keryn Bryan, Hilary
Maynard, Sarrah Martin, Brenda Sylvia, Lee Mor-
ris, Amos Rutnik, Debbie Duplisea, Les Otis, Timmy
Newton, Dave Prentice, Kamal Norford, Diane Otis,
Catherine Stull, Sara Sawyer, Bill Willigerod, Gery
David, Jug Courlas, Jan Courlas, Monica Munro,
Bruce Munro, Tom Shirey, Toni Lacer, Nelson Uz-
zell, Tony Anthony, Alana Liburd, Elsa Angel, Mary


Anne Smith, Aimee Trayser, Brenda Wallace, Vanessa
Campsy, Beth Jones, Arthur Jones, Laura Palminteri,
Ruby Taylor Cioppa, Cindy Rutnik, Daren Ovcina,
Teri Gibney, Karen 0, Tom Larson, Amy Larson,
Bob Schlesinger, Hadiya Sewer, Joanna Jarrett, Lau-
rie Odenbach, MaryAnne Campbell, Tom Campbell,
Kevyn Salsburg, Angie Smith, Darin Schlesinger, Al-
lison Smith, Maeven Parsic, Victoria Hiebert, Andrea
Anderson, Ron Dunford, Lori Francis, Beth Escardo,
Joe Kessler, Cristina Kessler, Rachel Calvert, James
Calvert, Sheila Karcher, Janet Cook Rutnik, Bonny
Corbeil, Alex DeFazio, Morgans Mango, Ocean Grill
and Margarita Phils, SOS, Carlson Construction, Paul
Pono, St. John Hardware, Paradise Lumber, Angel
Electric.
We tried to have everyone who helped sign in each
night, so if we missed you please forgive us, but do
accept our most sincere thanks for making this event
possible for all our children. If you didn't volunteer
this year, we will look for you next year - it's great
fun.
Thank you all,
B. J. Harris, CCV Event Chairman
Rotary Club of St. John

P.S. To the person who stood on the new ma-
hogany counter (and broke it) while stealing the snap
shackles from the trailer's shutter - SHAME ON
YOU.


A Tribute To The King of Pop

Editor, Thank you for staying true to your message of love
Thank you Michael for using your genius for in the midst of horrific assault.
good. Thank you for being a good father and true soul


Thank you for brilliantly entertaining us for 45 friend.
years. Tha
Thank you for giving so extraordinarily of your
time and wealth to help children.


nk you Michael.


Anne Marie Porter


Correction:

Anne Marie Estes' letter in the June 22-28, 2009 edition of St. John Tradewinds "Kudos to the Boyson
Crew" omitted naming Captain Raymond Athanase, who also helped with the rescue of the cat which jumped
overboard. Kudos go out to Captain Athanase.


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In Appreciation of Bruzzo


Editor,
Everyone is special, so we are
told. Yet sometimes it's hard to find
corroboration.
But Corrado Bruzzo now, he
was truly special - he gave mean-
ing to the word. People all over St.
John reacted to his death with sud-
den sorrow, the words were spo-
ken over and over again, "What a
shame! He was such a gentleman!
The most gracious man I ever met.
A most courtly man."
I first met him on the dock in
Coral Bay where his appearances
had caused a small stir in that sar-
torially minimalist community,
where many wondered who was
this flamboyant presence. He was
heavily tanned, wearing a colorful
silk shirt, unbuttoned and blowing
around him like a flag, exposing a
hairy chest and enough gold chain
to anchor a small skiff. But what
one noticed most was the flash of
his smile. It was a smile that took
over his face and beamed out love
for life and for people in general.
"Who is that guy?" I asked Al-
len Mohler at Coral Bay Marine.
"He looks like a pirate in an Italian
opera."
Allen laughed, "He's too kind to
be a pirate. But he is an Italian."
Whatever his nationality, Cor-


rado was 100 percent Italian and
Yankee enough to exemplify the
American Dream.
Born and raised in Genoa, Italy,
he immigrated to the USA as a
teenager. Armed with his mother's
recipes and a great attitude he
opened a pizza place named Lui-
gi's and preceded to work for 20
years without a day off.
By then he had become a great
success with two booming restau-
rants and real estate on the side.
His success was due to his intelli-
gence, creativity, and hard work,
attributes necessary but not suffi-
cient to explain his rapid rise.
For that one has to look at his
personality. People were drawn
to him by his winning manner, a
sincerity that shone through em-
pathetic eyes. He spoke with verve
and grace, not to dominate the con-
versation but to carry it along.
He was a generous soul and
nothing more showed it than the
gift he gave to the Coral Bay com-
munity. Driving in Italy one day
he passed a bell foundry that sup-
plied the Vatican. He remembered
that the bell of our Moravian
church had a bad crack - why not
replace it with a new one from the
same foundry that made bells for
the Pope? After getting a go-ahead

The Good Old Days


Editor,
We were born before television, before penicillin,
polio shots and the pill. We arrived before radar, credit
cards, split atoms, laser beams, the world wide web,
e-mails and ball point pens. Before dishwashers, elec-
tric blankets, air conditioners and before man walked
on the moon.
We got married first and then lived together. We
thought fast food was what you ate in Lent, a "big
Mac" was an oversized raincoat and "crumpet" we had
for tea. We existed before house husbands, computer
dating and when a meaningful relationship meant get-
ting along with cousins, and "sheltered accommoda-
tion" was where you waited for a bus.
We were before day care centers, group homes and
disposable nappies. We never heard of FM radio, tape
decks, electric typewriters, artificial hearts, word pro-
cessors, yoghurt and young men wearing earrings.
For us, "time-sharing" meant togetherness, a "chip"


from the minister on St John, he
drove back, commissioned and
paid for a bronze bell in full
In due course the beautiful bell
arrived in Coral Bay and Allen
Mohler installed it. Corrado liked
the idea of the bell connecting the
whole Coral Bay community.
Another time, a sad time when
the older daughter of Andy and Ja-
net Rutnik was killed in a car crash,
it turned out that due to a trucking
strike no caskets were available in
the VI.
We who had been working for
Corrado at the time on his house
knew the whereabouts of a stash
of wonderful Honduran mahogany
destined to be his roof.
We tried to call Corrado but he
was sailing somewhere off New
England. No answer. Accordingly
we took what we needed and built
the casket, Julian Davies and John
Costanzo working all night, put-
ting the finishing touches on as
they rode the barge.
When Corrado heard of it he
reacted just as we had expected,
"Please, I take no money for the
lumber. It is my gift, my condo-
lences."
Corrado Bruzzo by any measure,
was a class act. We'll miss him.
Peter Muilenburg


was piece of wood or a fried potato, "hardware" meant
nuts and bolts and solfi ic" was not a word.
Before 1940, "Made in Japan" meant junk, the
terms "making out" referred to how you did on your
exams, "stud" was something that fastened a collar to
a shirt and "going all the way" meant staying on the
bus to the depot.
Pizzas, McDonald's and instant coffee were un-
heard of. In our day "grass" was mown, "coke" was
kept in the coal house, a "joint" was a piece of meat
you had on Sundays and "pot" was something you
cooked in."Rock music" was a grandmother's lullaby
while "AIDS" just meant a beauty treatment or help
for someone in trouble.
In the old days, a telephone was in the living room,
now you see people walking around with a phone
clipped to their ears. No wonder we are so confused
and there is a generation gap.
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Obituarties


Giobatta Corrado Bruzzo Passes
St. John Tradewinds
Giobatta Corrado Bruzzo, 72, a resident of Middleburg, VA, passed
away suddenly on July 3, 2009, at his home in St. John, USVI.
Loving and devoted husband to Alessandra, father of Deborah (mar-
ried to Carmine Marzano), Giobatta Corrado Jr. (married to Michelle
Bruzzo), Patrizia Soldano (married to Daniel White), Viviana Soldano
(married to Bruce FaBrizio), grandfather of Riccardo Renga, Elena
Pouchelon, Matteo Gari, Stefano Marzano and Gianluca Marzano.
The life of Corrado was celebrated Saturday, July 11, 2009, at 3 p.m.
at the Coral Bay Marina on St. John. Transportation was accomodated
by "Silver Cloud." Giobatta Corrado Bruzzo

Hulin "Woody" Cargile Passes
St. John Tradewinds Eve, making sure the lights were
Hulin W. "Woody" Cargile on. He also helped Jean Jewel "JJ"
passed away June 1, 2009, at his start her business in Cruz Bay.
home in Seadrift, Texas. Upon his retirement in 1998, he
He was born on June 24, 1935, moved to Seadrift.
to Hulin P. and Lorain Cargile in Woody was preceded in deathby
Roaring Springs, Texas. A long- his parents and two of his brothers.
time residents of Hobbs, New He is survived by a son, Zane Car-
Mexico, Woody worked for many gile; and wife, Maggi of Hobbs; a
years for New Mexico Electric daughter, Colleen Brook and her
Service Co. He lived on St. John, husband David of Stafford, Texas;
USVI, from 1988 to 1995, during a daughter, Melissa Richard of Al-
which time he worked at Caneel len, Texas; two brothers, Freddie
Bay Resort. Cargile of Baird, Nebraska, and
Woody loved the island and he "Woody Cargile" Gary Cargile of Decatur, Texas;
loved the people. He was always and eight grandchildren.
willing to do the electric work on He also gave his time to the There was a memorial for
the gazebo in Cruz Bay park when Caneel Bay boat that brought Santa Woody on June 15 at the Hobbs
the gazebo was being built. Claus to the gazebo on Christmas Masonic Lodge.

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


Coral Reef Stars: A New Book by Caroline S. Rogers


Continued from Page 12
"I decided that the book would emphasize aesthet-
ics primarily and be educational as well," she said.
Rogers definitely achieved both goals with "Coral
Reef Stars." From the book's cover of a school of
squid to the photos of sea turtles, alien looking anem-
ones and majestic eagle rays, the images are beautiful.
With its extensive index identifying the animals in the
pictures, the book is also a trove of information.
The inside back cover features a photo mosaic of
St. John created by William Stelzer, which illustrates
where the photographs were taken, which Rogers was
thankful to be able to use, she explained.
Everything adds up to one impressive first publi-
cation by Rogers and a testament to the diversity of
underwater life.
"The book really is a celebration of the life in the
water around St. John," said Rogers.
After months of hard work, Roger is enjoying the


reception the book has gotten so far.
"I'm thrilled," said the marine ecologist. "I really
feel good about the quality of the book and I really
enjoyed doing it. People seem to be enjoying it and
what gives me a lot of pleasure is seeing a child smil-
ing at one of the photos."
"It's been fascinating to see different people react
to different photos and seeing which ones people like
the most," Rogers said.
"Coral Reef Stars" will be available within the next
few weeks at Every T'ing, Bajo el Sol, Caneel Bay
Resort Gift Shop, Friends of VINP store and other
locations. Rogers is also planning a book signing at
Every T'ing which is where she first sold her note-
cards, she added.
"I still remember in 2005 when Every T'ing agreed
to carry my note cards and I was really appreciative of
that," said Rogers. No%% I'll be doing a book signing
there, so it's just perfect."







St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 17


Crime Stoppers VI Seeking Robbery Suspect


St. John Tradewinds
Crime Stoppers is asking the community
to help the VIPD solve the following crimes,
and reminds everyone that any information,
no matter how insignificant, may be just
what the police need to solve these cases.
Police are seeking additional informa-
tion on a robbery that happened Monday,
June 15, near the Islandia Building above
the Dolphin Market area. A male victim was
robbed of cash, shot at, and assaulted. The


Crime Stoppers Update
Continued from Page 7
out of whack and can't continue anymore."
"With Crime Stoppers we can empower
people to stop being afraid and take our
community back," Corbeil said. "I am pas-
sionate about this program because I really
love St. John and if we don't take charge
we're going to have a lot more trouble down
the road on a lot of levels."
Crime Stoppers VI receives about five
tips a week, mostly from St. Croix, ex-
plained Brown.
"Right now St. Croix is probably about
60 percent of the tips coming in, with St.
Thomas calling in about 30 percent and St.
John the remainder," Brown said. "Those
numbers make sense just because of the
number of people on the islands."
While St. John may not call in the most
tips, the island has the highest number of
memberships, which funds the award mon-
ey, explained Corbeil.
"The community has totally supported
this," said Corbeil. "Out of all three islands
little St. John has the most memberships,
over 100 right now."
Corbeil has been instrumental in garner-
ing support for the group on St. John. She
has discussed Crime Stoppers VI with nu-
merous organizations and always carries in-
formation about the group with her.


suspect was described as a black male about
5'7" wearing a gray shirt and dark pants.
His face was covered with a shirt.
Community members can submit tips to
Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS
(8477). The tips are completely anony-
mous, and the stateside operators are bilin-
gual. Tipsters can also submit tips online at
www.crimestoppersUSVI.org or by texting
"USVI" plus your message to CRIMES
(274637).

"I've talked to a lot of groups, but I've
also been very focused on approaching
people one on one," said Corbeil. "At first
I think it was hard for people to understand
that they could just pick up the phone and
report a crime and get some money for it,
and its totally anonymous. But that is ex-
actly how it works."
"By talking to people one to one, I think
they're really understanding the program
and supporting it," she said.
With the economy in tatters, its not sur-
prising to see crime rates increase, but
Crime Stoppers VI is taking a broader view
of its success, according to Brown.
"We're in a recession and historically
crime increases in a recession," Brown said.
"If we can keep crime from rising in 2009,
we'll have succeeded admirably. Then in
2010 and on, I hope that we're going to make
the territory a safe place to live again."
Crime Stoppers VI memberships are $50
and more members are always needed to
keep funds for awards flowing in, explained
Corbeil.
"We can always use more members," she
said. "We need everyone who cares about
the future of these islands and the issue of
crime to become a member."
For more information about Crime Stop-
pers VI or be become a member, check out
the group's website at www.crimestopper-
susvi.org.


Adrian Senior Center Abuzz with Activity


Continued from Page 9
to receive two new computers for member
usage, the manager explained.
Crafts are a way for the seniors to keep
their vision tuned and their fingers nimble.
Abazaar is planned for the Christmas season
when members will sell the items they have
labored over. Soap and candles are two of
the top sellers, according to Hendricks.
It is difficult for Hendricks to acquire
craft supplies on-island, so off-island dona-
tions would be welcome, she added.
With assistance from Amos Rutnik, the
Adrian Senior Center has applied for a grant
to develop a garden and install a fish pond in
front of the facility, explained Hendricks.


Meanwhile Pedro Ramos has forged a
head planting fruit-bearing trees and plants,
she added.
Looking ahead five years down the road,
Hendricks would like to have a bigger facil-
ity, she said.
"More space is needed for a recreation
area to play games," said Hendricks. "A
pool table is in storage because there is no
place to set it up, and the space would also
serve other purposes."
For now, Hendricks is focused on the
day-to-day needs of participants, and keep-
ing her finger crossed that the gardening
grant is approved by the Waste Management
Agency, she added.


Friday, July 3
10:30 a.m. - A citizen c/r that her
purse was stolen out of her bag. Grand
larceny.
12:25 p.m. - A citizen c/r a fight in
progress in the area of Cruz Bay dock.
Disturbance of the peace.
1:40 p.m. - A citizen p/r that a female
broke her camera in the area of Cruz Bay
dock. Disturbance of the peace.
3:15 p.m. - There was a report of
a D.O.A. in the vicinity of Calabash
Boom. D.O.A.
Saturday, July 4
3:30 a.m. - A citizen p/r that she is be-
ing harassed by a female. Disturbance of
the peace.
3:50 a.m. - A female c/r that her boy-
friend assaulted her. Aggravated assault
and battery, D.V
7:00 a.m. - 402H p/ with a male who
was involved in a physical altercation.
Police assistance.
9:20 a.m. - A citizen c/r an auto ac-
cident in the area of Coral Bay. Auto ac-
cident.
5:30 p.m. - A citizen c/r an auto ac-
cident in the area of The Marketplace.
Auto accident.
6:15 p.m. - A citizen c/r shots being
fired in Estate Pastory. Illegal discharge
of firearm.
Sunday, July 5
1:10 a.m. - A citizen p/r that she was
being harassed by two females in the
area of the Cruz Bay dock. Disturbance
of the peace.
3:15 a.m. - Badge #90 p/ with a minor
under arrest and charged with obstruc-
tion of justice. Obstruction of justice.
3:30 a.m. - VIPD Ofc. Callwood p/
with one female who struck him while
he was trying to perform his duty. Ag-
gravated assault and battery.
6:00 a.m. - VIPD Ofc. Clarke p/ with
one minor male who was destroying
government property. Destruction of
property.


1:20 p.m. - An Estate Contant resident
p/r that someone destroyed the vendor's
tent she shares with another woman.
Monday, July 6
No time given - An Estate Enighed
resident p/r that she needed assistance in
the area of Carnival Village. Police as-
sistance.
Tuesday, July 7
10:20 a.m. - An Estate Pastory resi-
dent p/r that her son broke into her down
stairs apartment. Burglary in the third,
D.V
Wednesday, July 8
10:45 a.m. - VIPD detective p/ with
one Fritz Boynes Jr. of Estate Adrian un-
der arrest and charged with assault in the
third degree.
2:40 p.m. - A citizen r/ that someone
attempted to break into Cafe Roma. At-
tempted burglary.
5:55 p.m. - VIPD detective p/ with one
Akil Gumbs of Estate Tutu under arrest
and charged with assault in the third.
7:10 p.m. - An Estate Bellevue resi-
dent c/r that she needs police assistance
with her minor son. Police assistance.
8:00 p.m. - An Estate Bellevue resi-
dent p/r that she was held against her will
by a police officer.
Thursday, July 9
8:10 a.m. - An Estate Pastory resident
r/ that her mental patient son who she has
a restraining order against is trespassing
on her property. Violation of restraining
order.
8:40 a.m. -An Estate Hansen Bay resi-
dent p/r that a male wrote her a worthless
check. Drawing and delivering a worth-
less check.
12:20 p.m. - An Estate Pastory resi-
dent p/r that someone damaged the
windshield of his vehicle. Damage to a
vehicle.
12:40 p.m. - VIPD Ofc. 65P p/r a first
degree rape. Rape in the first.
3:30 p.m. - EMT c/r a D.O.A. in Es-
tate Enighed. D.O.A.


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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, July 13
CBCC will host a meeting on
Monday, July 13, at Sputnik's at
6 p.m. to announce the local ob-
jectives and locations of Coral
Bay's portion of the grant funds
and the timelines and resources
needed from local residents.
Tuesday, July 14
Representatives of DPW and
the Federal Highway Adminis-
tration are conducting formal
public hearings to provide in-
formation on how the public
can get involved in planning
the system and collect com-
ments on the information. On
St. John the public meeting will
be on Tuesday, July 14, from 6
to 9 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Legis-
lature building.
Monday, July 20
In response to the request
from the VI. Unity Day Group
to convene a hearing on the is-
sue of ferry rates and commuter
fees, Senate President Louis
Hill has scheduled a meeting of
the Committee of the Whole on
Monday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at
the Legislature building.
Tuesday, July 21
Recycling Association of the
Virgin Islands, St. John Chap-
ter will host its next meeting
on Tuesday, July 21, in the St.


John Community Foundation
office on the third floor of The
Marketplace at 6 p.m.
Friday, July 24
The Virgin Islands Depart-
ment of Agriculture announced
a new grant program to fund
projects that enhance the com-
petitiveness of specialty crops.
These include most fruits and
vegetables that are grown in
the U.S. Virgin Islands. The
Food, Conservation and Energy
Act of 2008, also known as the
2008 Farm Bill, authorizes the
USDA Marketing Service to
provide grants to state depart-
ments of agriculture to enhance
the competitiveness of special-
ty crops and commodities. The
level of funding available to the
Virgin Islands is $163,162.42.
The VIDA is seeking eligible
applications that meet program
guidelines by close of business
on Friday, July 24.
Friday, August 21
St. John parents wishing to
enroll their children in public
school for the 2009/2010 school
year are advised of a change in
the date of registration, which
has been re-scheduled for Fri-
day, August 21, at the Julius E.
Sprauve School from 8:30 to
11:45 a.m.


AA Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m.
at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic only at
Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open meetings on
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran
Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m.
at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral Bay.
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 interested in attending. Meetings will
resume in September.


PREMIER Crossword


T TIME

ACROSS
1 Pre- - (took precedence
over)
7 Keg add-on
10 Psychic's card
15 Regarding
19 City near Rome
20 Begin
22 "Cut it out!"
23 Cause people to stare at
you
25 Fish story
26 Suffix with Rock or disk
27 Rte. parts
28 "- a living!"
29 Printer need
30 Cowardly
34 Finesse
36 Arctic plain
37 "Am - late?"
38 Historic South Carolina
fort
41 Title's first word, often
42 Grain type
43 Hanoi holiday
44 Baby's sock
46 French for "other"
49 Kin of self-
50 What's factual about an
issue
54 Moe, Larry, or Curly
56 No Doubt singer Gwen
57 Flying stat
58 Get twisted
60 Irish dogs
62 Pratibha - (India's first
female president)
66 Umpire's yell
67 Means - end
69 "The lady - protest too


much"
71 Mo. in fall
72 Lake fish
74 "Waiting for Godot" play-
wright Samuel
80 Flattered servilely
82 Safety item
84 Placates
86 Fastening bars with
crosspieces for heads
87 Doobie Brothers hit
92 "- turns out..."
93 Sew loosely
94 Show off
95 Ear-relevant prefix
98 Old JFK jet
99 Track wager
100 "I do" sites
102 Exam for an MBA hope-
ful
103 Container for gratuities
105 Zap with a stun gun
107 Most see-through
110 Land in a lake
111 Boatload
112 Deadlock
115 "Can - true?"
116 Greek vowels
117 Trying
123 Mail status
124 Trunk attachments
125 Flowery
126 Uno, dos, -
127 Make - buck
128 "Tsk, tsk!"
129 Venus de Milo, for one

DOWN
1 Sched. guess
2 Sch. close to Harvard
3 Sgt.'s charge
4 Matador
5 Tickle a lot


6 Formal rulings
7 Come - head
8 Part of MFA
9 "Kalifornia" star Brad
10 Muffin holder
11 Playful prank
12 "Nick of Time" singer
Bonnie
13 Early Nebraskans
14 Yellow Monopoly bill
15 - Martin (British car)
16 Really shine
17 Put up with
18 AT&T employee
21 Beau - (noble action)
24 Muscle that tightens
29 Wed. preceder
30 Gradually slowing, in
mus.
31 Summer, in Brest
32 Start liking
33 Ballet pieces
35 PLO leader Yasir
36 Subject, to Cicero
39 Gloves for goalies
40 Flirting giggle
41 Italian "three"
44 Sired, biblically
45 New Mexico county
47 - Reader (magazine)
48 Bronze taker's place
49 "- boy!"
51 Feverish
52 Frequently, poetically
53 ABC's
54 Ayr resident
55 - of duty
59 Can opener
61 Tosspot
63 Laborious
64 Rapper with a Grammy
65 Old Fords
68 Stilts' homes


By Frank A. Longo


70 On a scale from one -
73 Knot or watt
75 Old geezer
76 "The Prophecy"
actor Elias
77 Archaic verb ending
78 Larceny
79 Coil inventor Nikola
81 Speck
83 Rome's river
85 Luminaries
87 Most yummy
88 One aiding
89 Homebuilt aircraft
90 Tit for -
91 Be overhasty
96 Univ. aides
97 Baseballer Mel
99 Baseball tool
101 "- man despise thee":
Titus 2:15
102 - Green (old eloper's
mecca)
104 Kids around
105 "When I Take
My Sugar -"
(1931 song)
106 Poker costs
108 Cultural spirit
109 Film critic Roger
111 Gang land
113"- Rhythm"
114"-, Brute!"
117 School org.
118 NYC's first subway line
119 German for "east"
120 Wolf down
121 R-V link
122 Letter that appears at
least once in every single
answer in this puzzle







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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


Two Bedroom, 1 Bath
Apartment in Estate Bethany,
overlooking Westin Resort
with Air conditioning.
Call 340--690-1104

Scenic Properties
340-693-7777
Cruz Bay Apartments:
One bedroom/w/d/pool/
furnished $1700.00; One
bedroom/one bath $900.00;
One bedroom/one bath
$1300.00; One and 1/
bedroom/one bath $1000.00;
Two bedroom/one bath
$1600.00; Two bedroom/
loft/one bath $2100.00; Two
bedroom/two bath/pool/w/d
$2200.00; Two bedroom/loft/
two bath/w/d $2700.00; Three
bedroom/two bath/pool/w/d
$2100.00; Three bedroom/one
bath $1900.00
Coral Bay: One bedroom/one
bath $900.00; One bedroom
house w/d $900.00; Two
bedroom house/ washer
$1700.00; Two bedroom/two
bath house/washer $1800.00


Apartment for Rent: 3 Bd/2
Ba apartment available.
Located at Adrian Estate,
turn left on road across from
CIC concrete building. 5 min.
drive from town. quiet
neighborhood. Call
Gertrude-776-6994, after 5


Available Now - Bogie's
Villa - Gift Hill, 2BR/lBath
Apt. $1700 mo. Garden
Cottage - 1 person $500
mo. First, Last and Security
.Beautiful Views Laundry
facility, offstreet parking,
340-244-9465

Long term lease - 3 br/3
bath island home situated
atop Bordeaux Mt.
available August 1st.
$2500/mo + until. Call Mark
at 732-222-0676 for appt
to view - E-mail mark@
markofexcellence.com.


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

C e r . R eta i - g **-e


The Lumberyard


Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737


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




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




Items left in unit #2, third
floor, 3H Enighed, St.
John, US Virgin Islands
must be claimed within
30 days of the start of
this notice. If the right-
ful owner does not claim
items by August 13, 2009,
they will be sold or
otherwise disposed of.
The rightful owner
should contact:
Property Manager
P.O. Box 1121
St. John, VI 00831


nmarke place

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





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 pro-
grams & movies. Reliable
Hi-speed internet from
Hughesnet Satellite. Low
maintenance, always on,
even after a hurricane!
340-779-4001
sloopjones@sloopjones.com


ST. JOHN

Can You Keep A Promise?

Pond Bay Promises:

*. To be a sanctuary within a sanctuary
*o An intimate village with contemporary West Indian elegance
*. A unique sense of place
* Uncompromising levels of service

We are looking for the following Associates who can help us keep
these promises:

* Director of Guest Services
*. Assistant Controller
*. Executive Housekeeper
4 Executive Chef
*. Food & Beverage Manager (will oversee restaurant, room
service & bar)
*. Director of Facilities

Please send your resume in confidence to HRAPond-Bav.com or mail
Pond Bay - St John
5000 Estate Enighed PMB 139
St John VI 00830

No phone calls please. Pond Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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


St John _ Eye Care
boulon center


FREE

GLAUCOMA

TESTING

Dr. Craig Friedenberg

779-2020


Hot! Hot! Hot!
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
HIGH COMMISSIONS NEEDED NOW.
INQUIRIES ARE CONFIDENTIAL.
CALL RE/MAX 775-0949








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


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


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


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


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

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


PROPERTYKING
tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation


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


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

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

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

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

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


Services
Property Manager The Marketplace
Cimmaron Property Management Everything you nei
tel. 340-715-2666
St. John's Premier Property Manager Pennswoods.net


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


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


tel. 77//4-2000; 1-88
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ed in one place


7-716-2002
ed internet access


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


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construction on a large corner lot
in Estate Chocolate Hole just 5
miles from the Cruz Bay dock on
paved South Shore road.
Deeded beach rights to Hari Bay
and Chocolale Hole Bay &
plenty of flal parking Villa Hibis-
cus has been a successful short
lerm rental with two bedrooms
and spa on the main level and a
studio apartment with spa on the
lower level. There is a separate
storage building. and a large
work shopfhore office space
below with separate drive way
Live in one unit and rent the
other or rent them boln Tropical
laridscaoing is well established
$905,000


"Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of
the newest and most spacious
condos to be found on St.
John. New construction fin-
ished in 2005, beautiful views,
sun deck and pool area, walk to
town and Frank Bay Beach,.
The two bedroom is over 1700
sq. ft and Ihe three bedroom
penthouse units are over 2100
sq.ft. All feature large kitchens,
granite countertops, stainless
appliances. large closets,
private washer and dryer and
ample storage. These condos
have it al. Excellent rentals
with good repeat business.
Only six units in the complex
assures a friendly & private
selling $975.000 to S 1,399,000


"Fish Beach" - Brand New
Mediterranean Style Iwo
bedroom luxury pool villa
located in Cocoloba Beach
Estates. an intimate and private
waterfront neighborhood with
community beach parcel and
dock bordering the National
Park near Reef Bay yet near all
the amenities of Cruz Bay. Villa
features premium finishes
'nduding travertine floors, ide
roof, antique brick and coral
patios, cook's kitchen wilh
stone countertops and stain-
less steel appliances and luxu-
rious baths. Secluded National
Park beaches are just a stroll
away. Unbeatable value at only
$1,195.000 Reducedf


"Mango Terrace Condo." - Construction to be completed in August
2009. Cruz Bay - 2.3 & 4. bedrooms available. A/C, walk to Frank Bay
beach and town. Water views, stainless appliances, travertine floors &
granite counrertops Tnese are some of the most SDacious condos on
St John Only 200o down Special pre-conslruclion prices S825.000 to
51.35M OR Fraclional Ownership Opportunity' Buy one 1f4 owriersnhip
Cnlar4n Iclirwia for derail Tima ls now for a nTret hbull


"Island Fancy" Classic Island home high in Upper Rendezvous with
stunning views from Thatch Cay to St. Thomas and south to St. Croix and
east to Ram's Head. This charming house features highlights of native
stone, open floor plan, large decks, mature landscaping and wonderful
privacy. There is an apartment on the lower level, also with large decks
and storage. $2,950,000
"Harbor View" New 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom vila under construction &
nearing Completion Enjoy views of Coral Bay harbor and constarl cooling
breezes Fine finishes including' mahogany doors,windows & vanities,
slone showers.Salil r MIe,cian tile more. Great room & bedrooms open
lo a large Ilied deck. Pool has been poured, Lower level 3rd bedroom
could be apt Pnce based on present condition, $1.65M
i Snail's Pace" - "CuIe As A Button" describes this cottage perfectly.
FronLed by a vrnite picket fence, this cozy studio home has al new
cabinets lurntiure bath, paint, pumps, tropical landscaping, paved access
and walking dslance from Reef Bay beach. Includes 1996 Jeep
, agonree and fumnilure. List price is below appraisal. The fiat lot is a
gardener's d&ip Ig. Walk to Reef Bay Beach. JUST $499,000
"Sunset Pointe"- Enjoy beautiful sunset views from this breezy
mountaintop location easily accessed by paved public road in Estate
Glucksberg. The main hone is masonry with stone accents featuring two
bedroom suites, central Iking and kitchen area and diolrng pool.
S^"'- Separate one-bedroom cottage of mixed construction offers flexibly in
^ form of caretaker's quarters or added rental space. $1,295,000
"Little Plantation" -Three and a half acres of subdividable land with beautiful easterly views over
Coral Bay, Hurricane Hole and the British Virgin Islands, This property faces east to catch the cooling
breezes, sun rise and moon rise. Walk to Cocoloba Shopping Center. Just reduced to $1.95M Also
available the entire 7 acre parcel for just $2.4MI
BETHANY - R-3 ZONED DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY - on a flat knoll in Estate Belhany ]usr ac'Doe
Sunset Ridge. This property has breathlaklng views from the south shore to St. Croix, Puerto Rico
& Si- Thomas. Topo, Engineering, historical, environmental, archeological studies eic. for a small
resort have been done. Currently property has 6 small Income producing rental units.
"EAST END POINT" - The eastern most point of St. John is now for sale. This estate sized lot is
over 5 acres and has several natural building sites and unlimited views to the British Virgins from
Tortola to Virgin Gorda. Fallen Jerusalem, Salt Cooper, Ginger, Peter and Norman Islands. Located
within 'THE POINT AT PRIVATEER" SL John's newest upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes
of 1 acre, paved roads and underground utilities. $4.5M
CRUZ BAY (74-2)- B-3 ZONING - Rare opportunity to own a commercial building in down town Cruz
Bay. The former Oscar's store building, across from Lime Inn, is being renovated. Long term lease
in place on 1st floor. 2nd & 3rd floor plans are sill flexible for office or residential use $1.99M


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, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor plan. $1,295,000.


CBR HOME LISTINGS
AMAZING -views of the BVI's, Coral Bay & Hurricane Hole
from this cute cottage on newly paved Bordeaux Rd. Price
includes extra lot for expansion or to sell. $550,000.
NEWLY BUILTwith attention to detail. 2 bd/2 bath w/interior
staircase, gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, stainless
appl., hardwood floors, loft office. $649,000.
CALYPSO del SOL - Very successful rental villa w/
excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James islands.
Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms/ 3 baths, large screened
porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $2,445,000.
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.
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 - 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage.
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.
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 w/incredible views
of North shore and down island. Large pool w/waterfall, 3
bd/bath suites, 4 car garage, gated entry, 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 - Dramatic setting on Maria Bluff. 3 bd/ 2 bath
masonrywith large wraparound veranda, spa, sunrise to sun-
set views, 1.25 ac. lot, tile roof, circular drive. $1,699,000.
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 - Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional
craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, infinity pool, multi patios & decks,
lush gardens, 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, 1/2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG - Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., Ig. trees. $195K.
POINTRENDEZVOUS-Outstandingviews.$415K&$425K.
LEINSTERBAY-2lotsonJohnnyHornTrail.$225K&$329K.
ZOOTENVAAL- Hurricane Hole views, paved road. $400K.
GREATCRUZ BAY- 1.05 acre site w/fantastic harbor views
& architectural plans. Walk to dingy landing. $895,000.
FLANAGAN'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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$2,650,000 throughout.


"L'AUTRE MONDE" Breathtaking views!
Privacy is paramount...Contemporary
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UPPER CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath,
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Interior stair-
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$1,395,000 studio suite.


BEACHFRONT "LIME TREE BAY"
HAS WHITE
East End 5 bdrm
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home on almost
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tions. Gorgeous
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BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs
in private setting.
Panoramic views
over harbor to
BVIs. Charming
brick courtyard,
lush tropical
landscaping, and
outdoor showers.
$1.275.000 Excellent rentals.


CATHERINEBERG'S "CINNAMON
RIDGE" 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private
acre, bordered
by National Park,
features stun-
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views, pool w/
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easy access to
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$4,900,000 beach.
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$995,000 tersports.


"MONTE BAY VILLA" a spectacular
waterfront home. 4 bedrooms main
house with
2 bedroom
separate,
private, cot-
tage. Pool,
spa, work-
out room,
views, all on
$3,850,000 the water.
"86 FISH BAY" WHY PAY RENT? Af-
fordable home with income producing
apartment has ocean & mountain views,
extensive
native stone-
work with
hardwood
accents and
an open floor
plan.
$495,000


"GALLOWS POINT SEAVIEW" great
location for development, walk to beach
and town!
Masonry 2x2
home on .58
ac. Combina-
tion of R-4 &
W-1 zoning
allows for con-
dos or com-
$3,200,000 mercial uses.
"POND BAY" ST. JOHN'S
NEWEST RESORT! 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.


AROLINA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 135,000
GRAPE HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000
IVE WATERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000
NEST" Harbor views gentle /2 ac. with Topo $ 299,000
OUND" DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000
4A" LAND Stunning Coral Bay views, .57 ac., gentle slope parcel $ 475,000
)M" .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000
AY" Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000
ST END" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000
CONTANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner financing $ 650,000
ACHFRONT 2.24 ac. subdividable borders Natri Parid AMAZING VIEWS! $ 1,999,000
ERFRONT" 12 ac. subdividable waterfront. Incredible BVI views! $ 9,999,000
WNER WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3 gentle
starting at $200,000
Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground


"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
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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.
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NEW! Brand new villa nearing completion in
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CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and
panoramic views. Zoned R-4. $2,950,000
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
L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in
desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient
design. 4BR/4/2BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000
YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just
steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4
BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house.
$2,895,000


RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building
a beautiful home with outstanding westerly
views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths.
Beautiful landscaping. $995,000
MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180� views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods Plans for 3 more bds. $1,235,000
QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath
masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great
views with many amenities. Sleeps twelve.
$1,999,000
BETHANY Remodeled property, South
Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms,
pool, laundry rm & kitchen. $1,400,000


MAHOGANY TREE VILLA, Create a GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B, West Indian


charming B&B offering a gated entry, walk to
Frank Bay & town. (4) 1bd/1ba units with A/C,
common pool & garage. $895,000
LA BELLA VITA, "the good life", 4 a/c
master suites w/ island stone showers, breath
taking views, gourmet kitchen. $2,950,000
ELLISON New construction in the Virgin
Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living
space. 3 master suites. $2,495,000
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


gingerbread architecture & island furnishings.
Owners apartment plus 3 income producing
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000
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
CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence
exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST
BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5BR/5.5
BA. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000
SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000


NEW! BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot
tub overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean
cute popular vacation rental $769,000
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
LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage
overlooking Coral Bay & BVI. .23 acres.
$419,000
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
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Roundabout Construction To Focus on Centerline Rd This MonthPage 5 Elaine I. Sprauve Library Expected To Reopen in July Page 6New Organization Hopes To Change US Virgin Islands Marijuana LawsPage 2 July 13-19, 2009 Copyright 2009 magazinest. thomas Media Kits Available 340-776-6496 mnelson@malindamediallc.com St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of C. RogersSea Life Shines in “Coral Reef Stars”A photograph of a green sea turtle with a remora and cushion ses stars grace the back cover of Dr. Caroline Roger’s new book “Coral Reef Stars,” which includes 100 images celebrating life in the waters around St. John. See story and additional photos from the book on pages 12 and 13. St. John Residents Pack Courtroom for Property Tax Status Conference– Story on Page 3

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While battling the effects of multiple sclerosis, a Maine resident helped lead the charge to get medical marijuana okayed in that state. Now, David Knowles is focused on the U.S. Virgin Islands Knowles has called St. Croix home for the past six years and he’s brought his crusade to allow medical use of marijuana to the Virgin Islands. He’s starting a local chapter of the National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and is hoping to start the movement to change Virgin Islands law. “We started a state association to ensure safe access to medical mar ijuana and then we got a National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws (NORML) chapter started,” said Knowles. “Two years into it, with the help of NORML and their attorneys, we developed a petition to allow the use of medical marijuana and decriminalize possession of one and a quarter ounces or less.” 1990s,” he said. The St. Croix resident started a discussion on a local internet message board which drew a lot of comments, he explained. “The message board discussion went on for a couple of pages and I realized that a lot of people have strong opinions about the issue of medical marijuana,” said Knowles. “On the surface, the islands seem like a conservative place, but when you look under the surface, I think there is a lot more personal use than anyone really talks about.” There is a wealth of informaof marijuana and decriminalizing possession of a small amount of the herb would save the territory a lot of money, according to Knowles. “There is a lot of positive medical research which has been conmarijuana,” he said. “There is an incredible amount of information out there in respected medical journals by doctors’ associations and international health organizations.” “Even though it’s disguised by all the borrowing, our governsaid Knowles. “And it’s simply a shame to think about how many young people are getting a record for marijuana possession. It’s time to change things.” The medical marijuana and decriminalization movement is not new and has gained momentum lately with 14 states having passed legislation which allows small amounts of cultivation and possession as well as use by individuals who are prescribed the herb. Through NORML VI, Knowles hopes to decriminalize a small amount of marijuana for personal use and cultivation, allow free access to medical marijuana and respect the rights of people who use the herb during religious services, he explained. “We want to start out small and get some medical laws passed with a really small amount decriminalized,” said Knowles. “We’re getting our goals together and we want to develop a consensus of opinion. Thirteen states allow medical marijuana use at this time and basically we want to join them.” “We want to get an amendment to the present law which will include provisions for a small amount of cultivation, possession and medical access with associated paraphernalia without penalty,” Knowles said. “We’d like to start by making possession of one ounce or less by a responsible adult a civil offense. That is the ultimate goal and I think it’s a realistic goal.” Knowles has been in correspondence with Governor John deJongh and Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen, neither of whom support changing local marijuana laws, he explained. “The way to change the law is through a citizens’ initiative, which is basically a petition,” said Knowles. “To get it going we need a few thousand signatures and then if we can get signatures from 51 percent of all voters in the Virgin Islands, the initiative can’t be vetoed or even changed by the senate for at least three years.” The group is currently organizing a board of directors and estabsite is in the works and Knowles VI kick-off in August. “Hopefully by August we’ll be a NORML chapter and we can start a membership drive and watch the organization grow,” said Knowles. “We’ll be writing letters to senators and doctors and see if we can get any response.” For more information or to join NORML VI email usvinorml@ gmail.com or visit http://groups. google.co.vi/group/normlvi. 2 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 St. John Tradewinds News PhotoNORML VI hopes to allow medical marijuana use. St. John Tradewinds The Coral Bay Community Council will be managing $1.4 million in Coral Bay for road repairs and paving, installation of erosion and sediment control practices, native plantings, and construction of stormwater controls to reduce sediment reaching the ocean. CBCC, which is a partner in the recently announced Virgin Islands Resource Conservation and Development Council/ NOAA/ARRA V.I. Watershed Stabilization project, will host a meeting on Monday, July 13, at Sputnik’s at 6 p.m. to announce the local objectives and locations of Coral Bay’s por tion of the grant funds and the timelines and resources needed from local residents. The group encourages homeowners’ associations, residents, and everyone who submitted letters of cooperation to come to the meeting. Local contrac tors and others who provide construction industry services should come to the meeting to learn about the projects that will be going out for competi tive bid. It will be the collective responsibility of everyone in Coral Bay to make this happen — and provide local jobs in the process. CBCC can be reached at 776-2099 for information.July 13 CBCC Meeting To Discuss $1.4 Million NOAA GrantSt. John Tradewinds The Government of the Vir gin Islands through the Department of Public Works has started to develop a comprehensive multi-modal transportation study throughout the territory. The comprehensive plan will result in a blueprint for devel opment of the territory’s transportation system through the year 2030. Representatives of DPW and the Federal Highway Administration are conducting formal public hearings to provide information on how the public can get involved in planning the system and collect comments on the information. On St. John the public meet ing will be on Tuesday, July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Legislature building. For more information call Keith Richards at 776-4844.DPW Comprehensive Plan Public Meeting on St. John Is July 14NORML V.I. Chapter Is Hoping To Change Local Marijuana Laws“On the surface the islands seem like a conservative place, but when you look under the surface, I think there is a lot more personal use than anyone really talks about.”– David Knowles, NORML VI founderSt. John Tradewinds Jomo Gordon and charged him with Robbery in the First Degree. Police said the suspect attempted to sell a gold chain to an individual but instead took the money without handing over the jewelry. Gordon was born on St. Kitts and lives on St. John. A 24-year-old male victim was approached by Gordon who asked him to buy a gold chain, according to police. The victim went for money to purchase the chain and was robbed by Gordon of his money. VIPD St. John Deputy Chief Darren Foy cautioned residents and visitors to St. John against buying products, whether jewelry or electronics, from anyone other than a reputable and licensed merchant. “Merchandise sold in any other way may be stolen,” Foy said. “Anyone buying such merchandise is at great risk of having their money stolen or suffering bodily harm.” Gordon was arrested on June 26, at 6 p.m., about two hours after the robbery took place. His bail was set at $25,000 and he was placed in the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.Jomo Gordon Arrested for Robbery

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds If there was any doubt that St. John proprecent property revaluations, they were put to rest in early July. V.I. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez hosted a status conference on the on-going suit against the V.I. Government on Wednesday, July 1, which drew a huge crowd of St. John residents. Led by members of the V.I. Unity Day Group, about 60 St. John property owners packed Gomez’s courtroom to hear the latest on the almost decade long battle over territorial property taxes. “I would like to thank the property owners and residents of St. John for their over whelming support,” said Myrtle Barry, a V.I Unity Day Group board member. “It is criti cal that the court see the support and weight of the V.I. Unity Day Group’s case since it has just been dragging along. We feel with the attendance at the conference hearing we truly created that impression.” The July 1 status conference didn’t settle the suit between a number of property owners and the V.I. Government over how property taxes are collected or clear a path for collection of the taxes. “We were hoping that the judge would do more than he did, but he did say that a hear ing should be scheduled in the early fall,” said Attorney Jim Derr, who is representing a number of commercial property owners and the V.I. Unity Day group in the suit. Several commercial property owners sued the V.I. Government in 1998 alleging the tax system was unconstitutional. A V.I. District Judge agreed with the property owners and slapped an injunction on the government in 2003 freezing property rates at 1998 levels until a fair system of assessing and collect ing property taxes was attained. Before the injunction can be lifted, the government was required to reassess all properties in the territory and have a functioning Board of Tax Review. A special master was assigned to oversee the process and sign off on the project’s completion. While the V.I. Government contracted BearingPoint to conduct a territory-wide property revaluation — which was complet ed last year — many St. John residents still reject their new property values and allege they are being unfairly taxed. erty tax bills for 2006 at the new rates last August, before Gomez lifted the injunction. On September 11, Gomez found the government in contempt of court and rescinded the tax bills. The government appealed to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled in favor of the District Court in May, just after the government sent out 2006 property tax bills for a second time. The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling invalidated those bills and they have been rescinded again — or will be as soon as Governor John deJongh signs the executive order, according to Derr. “The government told the judge that Governor deJongh had rescinded the 2006 property tax bills and he had signed the executive order, but the attorney general needed to attest to that before it could be ordered,” said Derr. “That was more than a week ago and I still haven’t seen that executive order.” Before the injunction can be lifted, a hearing on the special master’s report must be conducted and the Board of Tax Review must be a functioning body — neither of which has occurred, according to Derr. “There has to be a hearing on the special master’s report which the judge is being totally non-committal about,” Derr said. “Our position is there hasn’t been a hearing and we keep saying that remains outstanding. “ As far as the Board of Tax Review, both parties agreed to a hearing sometime after August 15 to hear arguments on the matter, Derr explained. “I have sent document production requests to the government to get information on how the Board is actually dealing with appeals,” said the attorney. “I imagine the judge will set a hearing for sometime in ear ly September on the Board of Tax Review.” For St. John, however, there are even more issues which must be addressed since many residents feel their new property assessments are incorrect, according to V.I. Unity Day Group board member Barry. Barry said. “Those revaluations need to be corrected. I would like to see the government go after BearingPoint to recoup some of its money since they did crummy work.” “I would hope the government would have a contract so they would have some recourse,” said Barry. “They spent more than $6 million on this, so I hope there was some provision to guarantee BearingPoint’s work.” St. John residents are not against paying property taxes, but only want to pay what is fair, Barry added. “The property owners of St. John are happy to pay their property tax bills, but those bills must be lawful and not just whatever you feel like issuing to the public,” said Barry. V.I. Unity Day Group members continue to collect money to cover legal costs in the suit against the government, Barry explained. Checks, made out to V.I. Unity Day Group, can be mailed to P.O Box 371, St. John, V.I. 00831. For more information about V.I. Unity Day Group, check out the website, viunitydaygroup.org. St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 3 Thursday, July 16th “It is critical that the court see the support and weight of the V.I. Unity Day Group’s case since it has just been dragging along. We feel with the attendance at the conference hearing we truly created that impression.”– Myrtle Barry, Board Member VI Unity Day GroupINDEXBusiness Directory .............20 Church Schedules ..............20 Community Calendar .........18 Crossword Puzzle ..............18 Ferry Schedules .................18 Just My Opinion ..................11 Letters ...........................14-15 Obituaries............................16 Police Log ......................... 17 Real Estate ...................21-23 St. John Residents Pack Courtroom for Property Tax Status Conference CORAL BAY TRIANGLE PLEASt. John Tradewinds Since the beloved jumble of signs at the Coral Bay triangle were removed last month by Moravian an outpouring of opinions on the iconic corner. St. John Tradewinds’ website, stjohntradewindsnews.com, drew a number of comments from people both lamenting the removal of the signs and applauding the clean-up attempt. One resident painted their opinion on a new sign and placed it at the Coral Bay triangle on Tuesday morning, July 7. Church have designed plans for new signage and hope to have something by the end of the summer.St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Cary ChapinOne resident shared their thoughts on what the corner should look like last week.

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Governor John deJongh approved one St. John rezoning request and vetoed two others while taking action on a number of bills on Friday, July 3. Jens and Irma Pickering’s .24 acre par cel in Estate Enighed was rezoned from R-4 (residential medium density) to B-2 (business secondary). The Pickerings requested to renovate and expand their existing buildthe future. Following recommendations from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, deJongh vetoed requests by Ronnie Jones and Gershwain Sprauve to rezone their properties from R-1 (residential low density) to R-4 (residential medium density). Jones had requested the rezoning on his 2.96-acre Estate Susannaberg property in order to build an apartment complex consisting of 18 units in six buildings, a pool, laundry facility and conference room. At a September 30 public hearing hosted by DPNR’s Division of Comprehensive and Coastal Zone Planning, Jones said he expected the same consideration which was afforded to the government. “My grandfather and his brothers were mainly responsible for establishing the V.I. National Park by contributing land,” Jones said at the September public hearing. “My grandfather supplied land to the Department of Public Works when they needed a transfer station. When St. John needed a bigger clinic, my family supplied land to meet that need.” “DPNR was accommodating to the government and now that the family members have a need to rezone, we expect the same thought, consideration and accommoda meeting. Sprauve requested the rezoning from R-1 to R-4 on his .23 acre in Estate Adrian in order to make an existing two story building accommodate an additional two units. The existing concrete building, which is located off Centerline Road, already consists of two four-bedroom units and Sprauve requested the rezoning to construct an inte rior wall to create four two-bedroom units. CCZP senior planner Julius Jessup voiced concern over both of the R-4 requests on the basis that the zoning is intended for mainly urban areas. In a letter to Senate President Louis Hill accompanying the bills he signed and vetoed, deJongh expressed his own concerns with allowing such density on St. John. “My decisions were based upon the recommendations of DPNR as it assessed the various zoning applications,” wrote deJongh. “In particular, I note the properlyplaced reservations that DPNR has with respect to placing areas in St. John in the R-4 category when there is a marked lack of infrastructure required to properly support its high-density allowances in those areas.” “While I support the principle that landowners should be able to properly utilize their real estate holdings, I reiterate that rezoning to that end must adequately respect the interests of adjoining landowners and appropriate development standards,” wrote the governor. A rezoning request by Alfredo and Maria Alejo to change their 0.67-acre property in Estate Enighed from R-2 (residential lowdensity) to R-3 (residential medium density) is still pending. The Alejos are requesting the zoning change in order construct a three buildings for 15 low-income apartment units, two pools, two parking lots and a single family cottage on their land atop Jacob’s Ladder.4 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Jens and Irma Pickering’s request to rezone their Estate Enighed property, above, was approved. Sports Massage Soft-tissue Injuries Energy WorkLina GuildLicensed Massage Therapist 776-6223 DeJongh Approves One St. John Rezoning Request, Vetoes Two

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By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds The focus of the roundabout project will shift later this month to Centerline Road, shutting down one lane of the road leading out of downtown Cruz Bay. DPW is burying all utilities in the area, as it does during most major projects, in an effort to beautify the area. Project contractor Island Roads will work on burying utilities beneath the stretch of road from the roundabout intersection to Woody’s Seafood Saloon. The Department of Public Works decided to postpone work on Centerline, which was scheduled to begin June 12, due to St. John Festival. Crews instead continued to focus on underground utility work at the Dolphin Market corner of Boulon Center. be detoured to Route 201, which runs in front of Boulon Center. Route 201 has been reopened to two“We were talking to (DPW St. John Deputy Director) Ira Wade and he thought that because of Car nival, it would be better to make Route 201 two-way for a few days,” said DPW Materials Program Manager Thomas Jones. “We thought that once Carnival was done we’d turn it back to one-way, but the contractor says he doesn’t need it to be one-way right now. It will stay a two-way road until the contract has to get back in that area, maybe a month and a half from now.” Jones was relieved that the roundabout construction didn’t affect Carnival festivities, he explained. “All the roads were open and people were able to get through,” said Jones. “There were no issues at all. We were really worried about it, but it was as if the project never even existed.” Once utilities are buried on Centerline Road, more utility work will be done in the middle of the intersection, Jones explained. “We have a couple inlets to put in that will go through the intersection, and after that it’s all just earth work,” he said. “We’ll continue to drop the the asphalt paving.” Construction is scheduled to continue through June 2010, however the project could be completed as soon as the end of this year. The roundabout has remained ahead of schedule since Island Roads broke ground one year ago, and now the contractor they were just awarded another major St. John project — North Shore Road. “We ran into some situations where we felt we had to make more of an effort, but we found out we didn’t have to put in as much effort as we thought to get certain things done,” said Jones. “It’s good because it allowed us to get ahead of ourselves. We haven’t run into any major issues.” St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 5 WR-FitnessClub TW 6.09.indd 1 6/10/09 12:42:29 PM Roundabout Construction To Focus On Centerline Road This Month St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat Unsightly power lines will be moved underground from the roundabout intersection to Woody’s Seafood Saloon. 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

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Mister B in Dry Dock; Barge Schedule ChangesBy Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds Boyson Inc.’s largest barge will be out of ser vice for two weeks, disrupting inter-island vehicle travel. Mr. B left the island Tuesday, July 7, for scheduled dry dock inspection by U.S. Coast Guard ofabout two weeks, explained Boyson Inc. manager Cheryl Boynes-Jackson. The General II will run in its place on an “as close to normal schedule as possible,” said BoynesJackson. “There will be some changes to the schedule and we’re going to load and leave,” she said. “So the barge will depart when it is full.” The General II will depart the Enighed Pond Marine Facility at 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. “If everyone is not back, we’ll continue travel ling until everyone gets back to St. Thomas,” said Boynes-Jackson. For more information call 776-6294. By Andrea Milam St. John Tradewinds A little more than a year after renovations began, the Elaine I. Sprauve Library is set to welcome patrons once again to its historic Enighed Estate House home by the end of July. The project has seen its fair share of bumps in leg, explained Department of Planning and Natural Resources Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums Assistant Director Donald Cole. “We are trying to move the computer system back in place,” said Cole. “That’s the last piece of the puzzle.” The computer system, which has gone wireless, is currently being moved from the library’s temporary trailer home. The library’s historic home underwent a complete overhaul in the last year. Air conditioning was installed, electricity was rewired and the interior walls of the building were plastered. The roof was repaired and varnished, the exterior was scraped and repainted, and the cistern was cleaned out and resealed. The bathrooms were remodeled and the building’s grounds were cleaned up and landscaped. The Estate House, which dates back to the turn of the nineteenth century, sat in ruins from the early 1900s until 1976, when the building was rebuilt and dedicated as the Elaine Ione Sprauve Library. The building since its 1976 reconstruction.6 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat After months of work, the library is expected to reopen sometime in this month. 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 Elaine I. Sprauve Library Expected To Reopen Later This Month 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 ARTWORK DEADLINE: July 30, 2009 Open TuesdaySunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tel: 693-5579Beautifying America’s ParadiseHUGE DISCOUNTon volume sales Happy Holidays! Are you retired, but not one to stay at home? Would you like to learn new skills and give back to your community? Do you need a capable and reliable employee to help your business? The Department of Human Services has the solution for you! The Senior Community Service Employment Program prepares seniors aged 55 and older for today’s competitive work-force through: Call the Senior Community Service Employment Program on St. Croix at 772-9811 and St. Thomas at 7745265 ext. 4 and get on the road to success. A A A N A N M AL K N T

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds After about six months of oper ation, more than 20 weapons and two fugitives have been taken off the streets thanks to Crime Stoppers VI. Since it kicked off in January, residents have called in more than 239 tips to the group’s stateside anonymous hotline which has resulted in 36 arrests including the apprehension of two fugitives. Those tips have also resulted in 45 cases being cleared, 21 weapons being taken off the street and $3,400 worth of drugs being seized. While the group has authorized $19,535 in award money, it has paid $4,635 to tipsters so far. are more interested in giving the tips than in collecting the money,” said Alan Brown, Crime Stoppers VI’s civilian coordinator. “People just want the bad guys off the street.” Originally launched in New as a way to get information about an unsolved murder, Crime Stoppers has spread across the globe and led to the arrests of 750,818 criminals. Internationally, the program has paid more than $88 million in reward money. Crime Stoppers works by offering cash rewards to people who provide tips which lead to arrests. The program is based on ensuring the anonymity of residents, who call a 1-800 number to report a crime. Once a person calls Crime Stoppers VI’s hotline at 1-800222-8477, which is answered by a professional service in the Washington, D.C. area, they share their information and are assigned a pin number. The tipster is asked to call back to check the progress of the case and see if any additional information is requested. Callers are never asked to identify them selves. Since getting underway locally in January, the group has been embraced by a community which has watched crime skyrocket in recent years without faith in its crime member Bonny Corbeil. “We’re a small community and we’ve certainly had our challenges in terms of police and police response,” said Corbeil. “Since this program is anonymous, people don’t have to worry about fear and retribution anymore. The apathy and fear in our community is way St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 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! Crime Stoppers V.I. Is Getting Criminals and Weapons Off Street Continued on Page 17

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds A University of the Virgin Islands graduate student studying elkhorn coral around St. John was recently awarded a top Coastal Zone Management award. Allan Bright, a UVI grad student pursuing his master’s degree in marine and environmental science, was awarded the Coastal Zone College Student of the Year award from the Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ CZM Awareness Awards program. “I was surprised by the award,” said Bright. “I had no idea my name Bright earned the recognition for his work monitoring elkhorn coral at three sites on St. John — Hawksnest Bay, Caneel Bay and Haulover Bay — and two sites on St. Thomas, where he studied the effects of recent disease on the endangered species and how much the colonies have been recover ing. The graduate student, who earned his bachelor’s degree in marine biology at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, started studying local elkhorn cor al almost two years ago. “I came down in August 2007 and I’ve had the great opportunity to work under Dr. Caroline Rogers and continue the elkhorn coral monitoring that she had been doing,” said Bright. The UVI student is due to defend his thesis at the end of the month, which centers around his work on local elkhorn coral. “My thesis stems off the work I was doing for Dr. Rogers, which and checking for disease of regularly surveyed colonies,” Bright said. “I was looking for physical damage and signs of recovery.” A March 2008 swell event — which brought about 13 foot sea surges to the island’s North Shore — severely damaged local elkhorn coral, explained Bright. Swells Damaged Coral “In March 2008 big swells came through and they were the largest swells on record since 1991,” said the UVI graduate student. “They damaged a lot of the colonies on my northern sites, and a fair number of colonies at the Haulover site.” “From that I was able to set up an experimental design where I did regular monthly surveys of colonies that were damaged by the swell event and colonies that weren’t,” Bright said. “I wanted to see if damage from the swell increased the instance of disease on the colonies.” While Bright’s surveys showed that the damaged colonies did have a higher instance of disease, there could be many contributing factors, not just the swell damage, for those results, he explained. “There was roughly about a 38 percent higher instance of disease on the damaged colonies, but that was not the only factor involved,” said Bright. “A lot of things could be affecting the high level of disease we’re seeing.” While some local research suggests that elkhorn colonies are not recovering well from disease and damage, other data points to a more optimistic view, Bright added. “Dr. Rogers has been doing a lot of research at Haulover Bay since about 2003 and she’s actually got a report she’s getting ready to put out that basically shows there’s no that site,” he said. “But then I’ve heard from other people that other colonies are coming back. So there could be good news out there for this endangered species.” After publishing his thesis, Bright plans to take a job in the Florida Keys, but might be returning to St. John in the future. “I’ve grown quite attached to the coral reefs here and I’m sad to leave,” said Bright. “There is a possibility of me coming back. There might be a job opening next year, so we’ll see.”8 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 UVI Student Studying Elkhorn Coral Recognized by CZM St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of A. BrightBright takes a sample of coral mucus from elkhorn colonies at Hawksnest Bay.

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By Susan Mann St. John Tradewinds St. John senior citizens have settled in to their new Adrian Center location and are putting it to good use on a daily basis. Between 27 and 30 members are on hand each day to see what manager Abigail Hendricks and her assistant Sandra Thomas have planned for the day. While there are regular weekly activities, there are always new ones being added. “Some seniors come for socializing, some come for sport, some come to pass to time, what is important is that they come,” said Hendricks, stressing the impor tance of seniors staying active and involved with their community. The group takes one major trip each month. They will be visiting Tortola in August and have a trip planned to the St. Thomas Chocolate Factory, as well as a bowling expedition in the works. A ride on the “Duckaneer” and a visit to “Mountain Top” had to be scratched. For the month of July the group will journey to Maho Bay for aquatic exercise. Fishing at Lameshur is another popular outing. There are three “movie afternoons” each week, with a well-attended bible study available each morning for those who want to join in. Seniors Love Theatre “We are also heavy Pistarcle Theatre people,” said Hendricks. “If there is a play, we are there.” The seniors also enjoy attend ing events at Reichhold Center. The long awaited St. John senior citizens’ bus is now on-island parked in the DMV parking lot. It is not currently in use because the assigned bus driver retired and permission has not been granted by the government to replace him, Hendricks explained. However, Dean Thomas of “Dial-a-Ride,” and another driver take the seniors to St. Thomas each month on shopping excursions. “This saves them quite a bit of money on groceries and other necessities,” said Hendricks. The proximity to the clinic and the bus service on Centerline Road were also a plus pointed out by the project leader. A Tai Chi instructor from St. Thomas is scheduled to begin teaching at the center two days per week. “I’m totally impressed with the way Governor deJongh addresses our senior needs,” said Hendricks. “When we request, he responds in a timely fashion.” The project head said that she was also pleased that Senator at Large Craig Barshinger makes a point to stop by to chat and with members once per month. Two of the members can’t attend as much as they would like to because they must travel to St. Thomas for Dialysis two days per week, Hendricks explained. Nutrition education is especially important since 10 of the seniors have Diabetes, she added. Much of the information used in the training is gleaned by Hendricks online. The center is about St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 9 Continued on Page 17 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann(L to R): St. John seniors Joseph Burton, Pedro Ramos, Alice O’Conner, Milton Samual, Sandra Thomas with Senior Center Manager Abigail Henricks. 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. Adrian Senior Center Abuzz with Fun Summer Activities

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St. John Tradewinds ket, customers will notice construcapologizes for the store’s appear ance during the remodeling. will be a new store. New refriger ated cases, new shelving, a new new paint and graphics are all in the plans for the remodel. The store will include expanded produce and meat departments as well as bigger dairy and frozen food departments in order to provide customers with more varieties and selection. The store will be open for business during regular hours every day and management urges customers to stop in and see what’s new. Dur ing the remodeling, some departments and products will be moved temporarily, so anyone who can’t 10 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat new ceiling. 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 Include New Cases, Shelving, Ceiling St. John Tradewinds the St. John Festival celebration with a party on Saturday, July 18, from noon until 3 p.m. Stop by the stores for wine, beer, cocktail Starsh Hosting Post-Festival PartySt. John Tradewinds In response to the request from the V.I. Unity Day Group to convene a hearing on the issue of ferry rates and commuter fees, Senate President Louis Hill has scheduled a meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Monday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at the St. John Legislature building.Meeting of the Whole on St. John To Discuss Commuter Fees Is July 20St. John Tradewinds Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands, St. John Chapter will host its next meeting on Tuesday, July 21, in the St. John place at 6 p.m. Volunteers are needed. For more information call Paul Devine at 693-9410.Next Recycling Meeting Set for July 21St. John Tradewinds Thousands of Virgin Islands timate Chef Challenge cel ebrated in April to watch their favorite chefs slice, dice and spice Virgin Islands produce and proteins. The 2009 VI Ultimate Chef Mathayom Vacharat of St. John Catering along with all other competing chefs from St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Water Island and the British Virgin have their recipes avail able now for download at the competition website at www. popular.com/ultimatechef. Chefs, restaurants, judges, sponsors, spectators and photos from the event, including the Grand Prize Winner are highlighted on the site.Ultimate Chef Recipes Now Available

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St. John Tradewinds The recent decision by Governor John deJongh to reject a blatantly unconstitutional constitution was not only courageous but correct. The document that was produced by the Fifth Constitutional Convention strayed far from all previous conventions in that its signatory chose to institutionalize discrimination. There were other sections that also did not belong tion of marriage, how to spend government revenues (there is mention of revenues from all legal and illegal gambling that is a contradiction in itself), and setting up districts based on location not population. I will not sit in judgment on the convention deldocument as written reached the governor’s desk is beyond rational thinking. The governor’s rejection of the idea that some should pay taxes and others shouldn’t certainly put him at odds with a growing “Native Virgin Islands” sentiment which promotes protections needed to ensure their survival. Himself admitting that he and his family would erty taxes in the constitution, he still found it objectionable. The issue of disenfranchised native Virgin Islanders is valid and relevant. There is strong support among those who consider families that have been here for many generations) for some kind of recognition and representation that prevents their political and social relevance from becoming extinct. Taxing them out of ownership of vast native holdings is one major concern. Cultural dilution by many years of immigrants or transplants has left this small minority with few political and social options to preserve their identities and customs. The Virgin Islands has become a melting pot of peoples from around the Caribbean, United States, Middle East, India, Europe, and to a smaller extent, Latin America. With each migration came new languages, customs, moral values, and religions. Native Virgin Islanders who graciously welcomed these new immigrants are now at odds with the the new political, social, and cultural life of these islands. If asked randomly on the streets of St. John very few could answer a simple question on Virgin Islands history or culture with any kind of accuracy. Where the native disenfranchisement movement goes off the track is how to address this cultural and political assault. Laws in our democracy are a two edged sword: one side is raised in defense of the rights of its Native Virgin Island citizens and puts all of the rights of the U.S. Constitution squarely in their corner; the other side allows for those same rights be applied to all citizens, no matter where you were born, and does not tolerate discrimination against any of its citizens. The case for native rights must be won by convincing Virgin Islands residents that it is in the best interest of all to preserve the culture, traditions, and history of these islands and its people. That is why we were all drawn to these beautiful shores and graConstitutionally mandated ownership of land and government entitlements will not guarantee the success of the native rights movement; only the strength and character of its people can do that, so the next move is theirs and of those whom they can enlist in their cause. Thank you Governor deJongh for showing the leadership, courage, and wisdom to recognize the Constitutional document’s divisive intent, while also recognizing the reality of today’s Virgin Islands, the melting pot of the Caribbean. St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 11 St. John Tradewinds The Department of Licensing latest territory wide food basket survey, which was completed during the last week of June. The food basket survey is designed to inform consumers of which stores have the best prices on staple grocery items. The number of items compared on each island varies as a result of comparison guidelines which require that the same items be compared among the stores in order to produce a valid survey. On St. John three stores were surveyed: Dolphin Market; Star Mini Mart. A total of 28 of the same items were compared at each location. The lowest priced food basket was found at Pine Peace Mini Mart at a cost of second with a food basket priced at $66.54. Dolphin Market came in third place with a food basket cost of $69.33.Pine Peace Mini-Part Has Lowest Prices in DLCA’s Weekly Food Basket Survey Just My Opinon by Andrew Rutnik Native Rights

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By Jaime Elliott St. John Tradewinds While local coral reefs have taken a serious hit over the past few years, there is still an impressive amount of sea life to see and enjoy in the waters around St. John. Packed with about 100 amazing underwater images, Dr. Caroline Roger’s new book “Coral Reef Stars” makes that point abundantly clear. “It has been very distressing to see the deterioration of the coral reefs here,” said Rogers, a marine ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey Caribbean Field Station. “USGS and National Park Service scientists have found over half the coral here died since the 2005 bleaching and subsequent disease outbreak, which also happened in Puerto Rico and the British Virgin Islands.” “But there is still hope and the waters around St. John are still full of life,” said Rogers. “There are still many beautiful animals to see — sea turtles, eagle rays, queen like Mary Creek and Hawksnest Bay have a lot of healthy coral reefs.” Since she started document ing her weekly snorkeling trips in 2005, Rogers amassed about 1,000 images of the awe-inspiring underwater life which surrounds St. John. Rogers has been selling notecards with some of her images at several shops on island for years, but decided to compile a book at the urging of family and friends, she explained. “Several people — even some who are not related to me — encouraged me to produce a book,” said Rogers. “I specialize in research on coral reefs and I think that my photos combine my scienciation for the ocean.” Although “Coral Reef Stars” includes images of the diverse underwater life, from sea turtles to anemones, most of the photos were taken in water easily accessible by the average snorkeler, explained Rogers. “Most of the photos in the book are from within the V.I. National Park and the V.I. Coral Reef National Monument,” she said. “All of the images were taken in shallow water close to shore — so anyone can see what I saw. St. John is actually one of the best places in the Caribbean to go snorkeling.” “Reefs and seagrass beds are very close to shore, are easy to get to and few places have currents,” said Rogers. “You don’t have to rent a boat to go out and enjoy the water here.” Rogers spent about eight months putting “Coral Reef Stars” together with the help of a few collaborators — her sister Helene Smart, former VINP chief of Interpretation Chuck Weikert, friend Mary Louis Fye and St. John Tradewinds publisher MaLinda Nelson. “I was thrilled when MaLinda offered to be the graphic designer for the book,” said Rogers. “MaLinda was meticulous and I think she earned a master’s degree in marine biology. She really put in a huge amount of effort into the book as did my sister and friends who helped out.” Rogers also received support from Island Resources Foundation, V.I. Audubon Society, St. John Community Foundation, Elaine I. Sprauve Library, SeaTurtle.org and Friends of VINP. Roger’s dedication to showcasing both the beauty and science of the local sea life. 12 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 Continued on Page 16Sea Life Shines in Coral Reef StarsA New Book By Dr. Caroline S. Rogers crane ROBERT CRANEARCHITECT, A.I.A.P .O. BOX 370 CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN U.S.V.I. 00831(340) 776-6356 SELLING? BUYING? RENTING SEEKING? GET RESULTS!St. John Tradewinds St. John Tradewinds News Graphics Courtesy of C. RogersSome images from “Coral Reef Stars” are, above left, the mouth of a Giant Caribbean Anemone and a school of Blue Tangs, above right. St. John Tradewinds News Graphic Courtesy of C. RogersPage 36 shows different views of a Common Octopus.

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St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 13 While we make Starfish Market an even better place to shop.PARDON OUR APPEARANCEPlease...Products will be temporarily relocated throughout the store during the remodel period. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please ask us. We still have it! Open 7:30 am 9:00 pm Every Day St. John Tradewinds News Graphic Courtesy of C. RogersThe cover of Dr. Roger’s new book, above, shows a school of squid.

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Anne Marie Estes’ letter in the June 22-28, 2009 edition of St. John Tradewinds “Kudos to the Boyson Crew” omitted naming Captain Raymond Athanase, who also helped with the rescue of the cat which jumped overboard. Kudos go out to Captain Athanase. EDITOR/PUBLISHER MaLinda Nelson malinda@tradewinds.vi NEWS EDITOR Jaime Elliott jaime@tradewinds.vi WRITERS Andrea Milam, Susan Mann, Mauri Elbel COLUMNISTS/ CONTRIBUTORS Sis Frank, Bonny Corbeil, Katie Tarta, Eliza Magro, Malik Stevens, Chuck Pishko, Vern Tonge, Jeff Smith, Paul Devine, Jerry Runyon, Andrew Rutnik, Dustin Prudhomme, ADVERTISING advertising@tradewinds.vi CIRCULATION Rohan Roberts NEWSLINE Tel. (340) 776-6496 Fax (340) 693-8885 www.tradewinds.vi editor@tradewinds.vi MAILING ADDRESS Tradewinds Publishing P.O. Box 1500 St. John, VI 00831 SUBSCRIPTIONS U.S. & U.S.V.I. only $70.00 per year THIRD CLASS PERMIT U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 3 St. John, VI 00831 COPYRIGHT 2009All rights reserved. No reproduction of news stories, letters, columns, photographs or advertisements allowed without written permission from the publisher. TRADEWINDS PUBLISHINGThe Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John Tradewinds Keeping Track2008 FINAL COUNTHomicide: 0 Solved: 0 Shootings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Stabbings: 1 Under Investigation: 1 Solved: 0 Armed Robberies: 2 Under Investigation: 2 Solved: 1 Arsons: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 1st Degree Burglaries: 1 Under Investigation: 1 Solved: 0 2nd Degree Burglaries: 18 Under Investigation: 18 Solved: 0 3rd Degree Burglaries: 67 Under Investigation: 67 Solved: 0 Grand Larcenies: 68 Under Investigation: 68 Solved: 0 Rapes: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 2009 TO-DATEHomicide: 1 Solved: 0 Shootings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Stabbings: 0 Under Investigation: 0 Solved: 0 Armed Robberies: 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: 36 Under Investigation: 34 Solved: 2 Grand Larcenies: 38 Under Investigation: 37 Solved: 1 Rapes: 1 Under Investigation: 1 Solved: 0 14 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 Editor, Thank you Michael for using your genius for good. Thank you for brilliantly entertaining us for 45 years. Thank you for giving so extraordinarily of your time and wealth to help children. Thank you for staying true to your message of love Thank you for being a good father and true soul friend. Thank you Michael. Anne Marie PorterEditor, Last week the Rotary Club of St. John sponsored the Children’s Carnival Village in Cruz Bay. This has become a huge hit with the St. John children and hundreds came every night to win prizes. stocked the prizes and had as much fun as the kids who played the games did. An effort of this magnitude — we sold nine thousand tickets, and the games were all one ticket each — takes an entire community. We needed 25 volunteers each night just to stay ahead of the children! Following are the names of those volunteers who signed in, the businesses who provided ice, and those who helped prepare the trailer: Gary Emmons, Joan Bermingham, Patrick Pear son, Ganson Pollock, Parker Klingsberg, Catherine Fahy, Julia Hogroian, Geri Kotas, Alec Harris, Anna Schaff, Tarajoy Mihan, Jeff Mihan, Patty Tacquard, Maynard, Sarrah Martin, Brenda Sylvia, Lee Mor ris, Amos Rutnik, Debbie Duplisea, Les Otis, Timmy Newton, Dave Prentice, Kamal Norford, Diane Otis, Catherine Stull, Sara Sawyer, Bill Willigerod, Gery David, Jug Courlas, Jan Courlas, Monica Munro, Bruce Munro, Tom Shirey, Toni Lacer, Nelson Uzzell, Tony Anthony, Alana Liburd, Elsa Angel, Mary Anne Smith, Aimee Trayser, Brenda Wallace, Vanessa Campsy, Beth Jones, Arthur Jones, Laura Palminteri, Ruby Taylor Cioppa, Cindy Rutnik, Daren Ovcina, Teri Gibney, Karen O, Tom Larson, Amy Larson, Bob Schlesinger, Hadiya Sewer, Joanna Jarrett, Laurie Odenbach, MaryAnne Campbell, Tom Campbell, Kevyn Salsburg, Angie Smith, Darin Schlesinger, Allison Smith, Maeven Parsic, Victoria Hiebert, Andrea Anderson, Ron Dunford, Lori Francis, Beth Escardo, Joe Kessler, Cristina Kessler, Rachel Calvert, James Calvert, Sheila Karcher, Janet Cook Rutnik, Bonny Corbeil, Alex DeFazio, Morgans Mango, Ocean Grill and Margarita Phils, SOS, Carlson Construction, Paul Pono, St. John Hardware, Paradise Lumber, Angel Electric. We tried to have everyone who helped sign in each night, so if we missed you please forgive us, but do accept our most sincere thanks for making this event possible for all our children. If you didn’t volunteer this year, we will look for you next year — it’s great fun. Thank you all, B. J. Harris, CCV Event Chairman Rotary Club of St. John P.S. To the person who stood on the new mahogany counter (and broke it) while stealing the snap shackles from the trailer’s shutter — SHAME ON YOU.St. John Tradewinds Dear St. John Tradewinds Newspaper: A group of concerned citizens has formed a group to seek change of the Marijuana Laws in Virgin Islands. The group http://groups.google.co.vi/group/ normlvi is starting a chapter of NORML, national Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The group will work to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and allow access to marijuana for medical purposes. Presently the laws regarding marijuana are the harshest in the US and have no provisions for the use of marijuana for medical purposes. NORML VI invites all interested people to go to the group site and read the Mission Statement. It is our goal to bring VI law regarding marijuana to a position similar to the 14 US states who have revised their law to be more compassionate. Marijuana is a natural herb that has been used successfully for medicinal purposes for thousands of years and is medically proven to relieve symptoms of many acute and chronic diseases. Please visit the site and join the cause. Sincerely, David KnowlesCorrection:

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St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 15 NEXT ADVER TISING DEADLINE: THURSDA Y, JUL Y 16TH Wine and Dine with Summer SunsetsDAILY SPECIALS with fabulous views Families welcome for casual outdoor dining Breakfast daily 7:30-9:00am Dinner nightly 5:30-7:00pm Maho Bay Camps, North Shore Road 340-776-6226 www.maho.org The Good Old DaysEditor, We were born before television, before penicillin, polio shots and the pill. We arrived before radar, credit cards, split atoms, laser beams, the world wide web, e-mails and ball point pens. Before dishwashers, electric blankets, air conditioners and before man walked on the moon. thought fast food was what you ate in Lent, a “big Mac” was an oversized raincoat and “crumpet” we had for tea. We existed before house husbands, computer dating and when a meaningful relationship meant getting along with cousins, and “sheltered accommodation” was where you waited for a bus. We were before day care centers, group homes and disposable nappies. We never heard of FM radio, tape cessors, yoghurt and young men wearing earrings. For us, “time-sharing” meant togetherness, a “chip” was piece of wood or a fried potato, “hardware” meant nuts and bolts and “software” was not a word. Before 1940, “Made in Japan” meant junk, the terms “making out” referred to how you did on your exams, “stud” was something that fastened a collar to a shirt and “going all the way” meant staying on the bus to the depot. Pizzas, McDonald’s and instant coffee were unheard of. In our day “grass” was mown, “coke” was kept in the coal house, a “joint” was a piece of meat you had on Sundays and “pot” was something you cooked in.“Rock music” was a grandmother’s lullaby while “AIDS” just meant a beauty treatment or help for someone in trouble. In the old days, a telephone was in the living room, now you see people walking around with a phone clipped to their ears. No wonder we are so confused and there is a generation gap. Norm GledhillIn Appreciation of BruzzoEditor, Everyone is special, so we are corroboration. But Corrado Bruzzo now, he was truly special — he gave meaning to the word. People all over St. John reacted to his death with sudden sorrow, the words were spoken over and over again, “What a shame! He was such a gentleman! The most gracious man I ever met. A most courtly man.” Coral Bay where his appearances had caused a small stir in that sar torially minimalist community, where many wondered who was heavily tanned, wearing a colorful silk shirt, unbuttoned and blowing hairy chest and enough gold chain to anchor a small skiff. But what his smile. It was a smile that took over his face and beamed out love for life and for people in general. “Who is that guy?” I asked Allen Mohler at Coral Bay Marine. “He looks like a pirate in an Italian opera.” Allen laughed, “He’s too kind to be a pirate. But he is an Italian.” Whatever his nationality, Cor rado was 100 percent Italian and Yankee enough to exemplify the American Dream. Born and raised in Genoa, Italy, he immigrated to the USA as a teenager. Armed with his mother’s recipes and a great attitude he opened a pizza place named Luigi’s and preceded to work for 20 years without a day off. By then he had become a great success with two booming restaurants and real estate on the side. His success was due to his intelligence, creativity, and hard work, cient to explain his rapid rise. For that one has to look at his personality. People were drawn to him by his winning manner, a sincerity that shone through empathetic eyes. He spoke with verve and grace, not to dominate the conversation but to carry it along. He was a generous soul and nothing more showed it than the gift he gave to the Coral Bay community. Driving in Italy one day he passed a bell foundry that supplied the Vatican. He remembered that the bell of our Moravian church had a bad crack — why not replace it with a new one from the same foundry that made bells for the Pope? After getting a go-ahead from the minister on St John, he drove back, commissioned and paid for a bronze bell in full In due course the beautiful bell arrived in Coral Bay and Allen Mohler installed it. Corrado liked the idea of the bell connecting the whole Coral Bay community. Another time, a sad time when the older daughter of Andy and Janet Rutnik was killed in a car crash, it turned out that due to a trucking strike no caskets were available in the VI. We who had been working for Corrado at the time on his house knew the whereabouts of a stash of wonderful Honduran mahogany destined to be his roof. We tried to call Corrado but he was sailing somewhere off New England. No answer. Accordingly we took what we needed and built the casket, Julian Davies and John Costanzo working all night, putthey rode the barge. When Corrado heard of it he reacted just as we had expected, “Please, I take no money for the lumber. It is my gift, my condolences.” Corrado Bruzzo by any measure, was a class act. We’ll miss him. Peter Muilenburg

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“I decided that the book would emphasize aesthet ics primarily and be educational as well,” she said. Reef Stars.” From the book’s cover of a school of squid to the photos of sea turtles, alien looking anem ones and majestic eagle rays, the images are beautiful. With its extensive index identifying the animals in the pictures, the book is also a trove of information. The inside back cover features a photo mosaic of St. John created by William Stelzer, which illustrates where the photographs were taken, which Rogers was thankful to be able to use, she explained. cation by Rogers and a testament to the diversity of underwater life. “The book really is a celebration of the life in the water around St. John,” said Rogers. After months of hard work, Roger is enjoying the reception the book has gotten so far. “I’m thrilled,” said the marine ecologist. “I really feel good about the quality of the book and I really enjoyed doing it. People seem to be enjoying it and what gives me a lot of pleasure is seeing a child smiling at one of the photos.” “It’s been fascinating to see different people react to different photos and seeing which ones people like the most,” Rogers said. “Coral Reef Stars” will be available within the next few weeks at Every T’ing, Bajo el Sol, Caneel Bay Resort Gift Shop, Friends of VINP store and other locations. Rogers is also planning a book signing at cards, she added. “I still remember in 2005 when Every T’ing agreed to carry my note cards and I was really appreciative of that,” said Rogers. “Now I’ll be doing a book signing there, so it’s just perfect.” St. John Tradewinds Hulin W. “Woody” Cargile passed away June 1, 2009, at his home in Seadrift, Texas. He was born on June 24, 1935, to Hulin P. and Lorain Cargile in Roaring Springs, Texas. A longtime residents of Hobbs, New Mexico, Woody worked for many years for New Mexico Electric Service Co. He lived on St. John, USVI, from 1988 to 1995, during which time he worked at Caneel Bay Resort. Woody loved the island and he loved the people. He was always willing to do the electric work on the gazebo in Cruz Bay park when the gazebo was being built. He also gave his time to the Caneel Bay boat that brought Santa Claus to the gazebo on Christmas Eve, making sure the lights were on. He also helped Jean Jewel “JJ” start her business in Cruz Bay. Upon his retirement in 1998, he moved to Seadrift. Woody was preceded in death by his parents and two of his brothers. He is survived by a son, Zane Car gile; and wife, Maggi of Hobbs; a daughter, Colleen Brook and her husband David of Stafford, Texas; a daughter, Melissa Richard of Allen, Texas; two brothers, Freddie Cargile of Baird, Nebraska, and Gary Cargile of Decatur, Texas; and eight grandchildren. There was a memorial for Woody on June 15 at the Hobbs Masonic Lodge. 16 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 “Woody Cargile”Continued from Page 12 Obituarties Coral Reef Stars: A New Book by Caroline S. Rogers P.O. Box 1500, St. John, VI 00831 Tel. (340) 776-6496 Email: info@tradewinds.viTradewinds Publishing LLC SUMMER PUBLICA TION SCHEDULEWEEKLY THROUGH JULY BI-MONTHLY IN AUGUST & SEPTEMBER(August 10 & 24 September 7 & 21) St. John Festival Parade WinnersFloupes 1. Westin Resort and Villas 2. Caneel Bay Resort Troupes 1. Gypsies 2. Infernos 3. Gifft Hill School Individual Entry 1. Mighty Groover 2. The Tribe Majorettes 1. St. Thomas Majorettes 2. Tropical Masqueraders Other 1. Middle Age Majorettes 2. Love City LeapersSt. John Tradewinds Giobatta Corrado Bruzzo, 72, a resident of Middleburg, VA, passed away suddenly on July 3, 2009, at his home in St. John, USVI. Loving and devoted husband to Alessandra, father of Deborah (mar ried to Carmine Marzano), Giobatta Corrado Jr. (married to Michelle Bruzzo), Patrizia Soldano (married to Daniel White), Viviana Soldano (married to Bruce FaBrizio), grandfather of Riccardo Renga, Elena Pouchelon, Matteo Gari, Stefano Marzano and Gianluca Marzano. The life of Corrado was celebrated Saturday, July 11, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the Coral Bay Marina on St. John. Transportation was accomodated by “Silver Cloud.” Giobatta Corrado Bruzzo St. John Tradewinds’ Keeping Track data comes from the V.I. Police Department’s Leander Jurgen St. John Tradewinds Keeping Track

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to receive two new computers for member usage, the manager explained. Crafts are a way for the seniors to keep A bazaar is planned for the Christmas season when members will sell the items they have labored over. Soap and candles are two of the top sellers, according to Hendricks. craft supplies on-island, so off-island donations would be welcome, she added. With assistance from Amos Rutnik, the Adrian Senior Center has applied for a grant front of the facility, explained Hendricks. Meanwhile Pedro Ramos has forged a head planting fruit-bearing trees and plants, she added. Hendricks would like to have a bigger facil ity, she said. “More space is needed for a recreation area to play games,” said Hendricks. “A pool table is in storage because there is no place to set it up, and the space would also serve other purposes.” For now, Hendricks is focused on the day-to-day needs of participants, and keepgrant is approved by the Waste Management Agency, she added. out of whack and can’t continue anymore.” “With Crime Stoppers we can empower people to stop being afraid and take our community back,” Corbeil said. “I am passionate about this program because I really love St. John and if we don’t take charge we’re going to have a lot more trouble down the road on a lot of levels.” tips a week, mostly from St. Croix, explained Brown. “Right now St. Croix is probably about 60 percent of the tips coming in, with St. Thomas calling in about 30 percent and St. John the remainder,” Brown said. “Those numbers make sense just because of the number of people on the islands.” While St. John may not call in the most tips, the island has the highest number of memberships, which funds the award money, explained Corbeil. “The community has totally supported this,” said Corbeil. “Out of all three islands little St. John has the most memberships, over 100 right now.” Corbeil has been instrumental in garner ing support for the group on St. John. She has discussed Crime Stoppers VI with numerous organizations and always carries information about the group with her. “I’ve talked to a lot of groups, but I’ve also been very focused on approaching I think it was hard for people to understand that they could just pick up the phone and report a crime and get some money for it, and its totally anonymous. But that is exactly how it works.” “By talking to people one to one, I think they’re really understanding the program and supporting it,” she said. With the economy in tatters, its not sur prising to see crime rates increase, but Crime Stoppers VI is taking a broader view of its success, according to Brown. “We’re in a recession and historically crime increases in a recession,” Brown said. “If we can keep crime from rising in 2009, we’ll have succeeded admirably. Then in 2010 and on, I hope that we’re going to make the territory a safe place to live again.” Crime Stoppers VI memberships are $50 and more members are always needed to Corbeil. “We can always use more members,” she said. “We need everyone who cares about the future of these islands and the issue of crime to become a member.” For more information about Crime Stoppers VI or be become a member, check out the group’s website at www.crimestopper susvi.org. Friday, July 3 10:30 a.m. A citizen c/r that her purse was stolen out of her bag. Grand larceny. progress in the area of Cruz Bay dock. Disturbance of the peace. 1:40 p.m. A citizen p/r that a female broke her camera in the area of Cruz Bay dock. Disturbance of the peace. 3:15 p.m. There was a report of a D.O.A. in the vicinity of Calabash Boom. D.O.A. Saturday, July 4 3:30 a.m. A citizen p/r that she is being harassed by a female. Disturbance of the peace. 3:50 a.m. A female c/r that her boyfriend assaulted her. Aggravated assault and battery, D.V. 7:00 a.m. 402H p/ with a male who was involved in a physical altercation. Police assistance. 9:20 a.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of Coral Bay. Auto accident. 5:30 p.m. A citizen c/r an auto accident in the area of The Marketplace. Auto accident. 6:15 p.m. A citizen c/r shots being Sunday, July 5 1:10 a.m. A citizen p/r that she was being harassed by two females in the area of the Cruz Bay dock. Disturbance of the peace. 3:15 a.m. Badge #90 p/ with a minor under arrest and charged with obstruction of justice. Obstruction of justice. 3:30 a.m. VIPD Ofc. Callwood p/ with one female who struck him while he was trying to perform his duty. Aggravated assault and battery. 6:00 a.m. VIPD Ofc. Clarke p/ with one minor male who was destroying government property. Destruction of property. 1:20 p.m. An Estate Contant resident p/r that someone destroyed the vendor’s tent she shares with another woman. Monday, July 6 No time given An Estate Enighed resident p/r that she needed assistance in the area of Carnival Village. Police assistance. Tuesday, July 7 10:20 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that her son broke into her down stairs apartment. Burglary in the third, D.V. W ednesday, July 8 10:45 a.m. VIPD detective p/ with one Fritz Boynes Jr. of Estate Adrian under arrest and charged with assault in the third degree. 2:40 p.m. A citizen r/ that someone attempted to break into Cafe Roma. Attempted burglary. 5:55 p.m. VIPD detective p/ with one Akil Gumbs of Estate Tutu under arrest and charged with assault in the third. 7:10 p.m. An Estate Bellevue resident c/r that she needs police assistance with her minor son. Police assistance. 8:00 p.m. An Estate Bellevue resident p/r that she was held against her will Thursday, July 9 8:10 a.m. An Estate Pastory resident r/ that her mental patient son who she has a restraining order against is trespassing on her property. Violation of restraining order. 8:40 a.m. An Estate Hansen Bay resident p/r that a male wrote her a worthless check. Drawing and delivering a worthless check. 12:20 p.m. An Estate Pastory resident p/r that someone damaged the windshield of his vehicle. Damage to a vehicle. 3:30 p.m. EMT c/r a D.O.A. in Estate Enighed. D.O.A.St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 17EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS Crime Stoppers UpdateAdrian Senior Center Abuzz with ActivityContinued from Page 7 Continued from Page 9 St. John Tradewinds Crime Stoppers is asking the community to help the VIPD solve the following crimes, and reminds everyone that any information, what the police need to solve these cases. Police are seeking additional informa tion on a robbery that happened Monday, June 15, near the Islandia Building above the Dolphin Market area. A male victim was robbed of cash, shot at, and assaulted. The suspect was described as a black male about 5” wearing a gray shirt and dark pants. His face was covered with a shirt. Community members can submit tips to Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The tips are completely anonymous, and the stateside operators are bilin gual. Tipsters can also submit tips online at www.crimestoppersUSVI.org or by texting “USVI” plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers VI Seeking Robbery Suspect

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T TIME 1 Pre- — (took precedence over) 7 Keg add-on 10 Psychic’s card 15 Regarding 20 Begin 22 “Cut it out!” 23 Cause people to stare at you 25 Fish story 27 Rte. parts 28 “— a living!” 30 Cowardly 34 Finesse 36 Arctic plain 37 “Am — late?” 38 Historic South Carolina fort 42 Grain type 43 Hanoi holiday 44 Baby’s sock 46 French for “other” 50 What’s factual about an issue 54 Moe, Larry, or Curly 56 No Doubt singer Gwen 57 Flying stat 58 Get twisted 60 Irish dogs female president) 66 Umpire’s yell 67 Means — end much” 71 Mo. in fall 74 “Waiting for Godot” playwright Samuel 80 Flattered servilely 82 Safety item 84 Placates 86 Fastening bars with crosspieces for heads 87 Doobie Brothers hit 100 “I do” sites 102 Exam for an MBA hopeful 103 Container for gratuities 105 Zap with a stun gun 107 Most see-through 110 Land in a lake 111 Boatload 112 Deadlock 115 “Can — true?” 116 Greek vowels 117 Trying 123 Mail status 124 Trunk attachments 125 Flowery 126 Uno, dos, — 127 Make — buck 128 “Tsk, tsk!” DOWN 1 Sched. guess 2 Sch. close to Harvard 3 Sgt.’s charge 4 Matador 5 Tickle a lot 6 Formal rulings 7 Come — head 8 Part of MFA 11 Playful prank 12 “Nick of Time” singer Bonnie 13 Early Nebraskans 14 Yellow Monopoly bill 15 — Martin (British car) 16 Really shine 17 Put up with 18 AT&T employee 21 Beau — (noble action) 24 Muscle that tightens 30 Gradually slowing, in mus. 31 Summer, in Brest 32 Start liking 33 Ballet pieces 35 PLO leader Yasir 36 Subject, to Cicero 40 Flirting giggle 41 Italian “three” 44 Sired, biblically 45 New Mexico county 47 — Reader (magazine) 48 Bronze taker’s place 51 Feverish 52 Frequently, poetically 53 ABC’s 54 Ayr resident 55 — of duty 61 Tosspot 63 Laborious 64 Rapper with a Grammy 65 Old Fords 68 Stilts’ homes 70 On a scale from one — 73 Knot or watt 75 Old geezer 76 “The Prophecy” actor Elias 77 Archaic verb ending 78 Larceny 81 Speck 83 Rome’s river 85 Luminaries 87 Most yummy 88 One aiding 101 “— man despise thee”: Titus 2:15 102 — Green (old eloper’s mecca) 104 Kids around 105 “When I Take My Sugar —” 106 Poker costs 108 Cultural spirit 111 Gang land 113 “— Rhythm” 114 “—, Brute!” 117 School org. 120 Wolf down 121 R-V link 122 Letter that appears at least once in every single answer in this puzzle PREMIER Crossword18 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 Monday, July 13 CBCC will host a meeting on Monday, July 13, at Sputnik’s at 6 p.m. to announce the local objectives and locations of Coral Bay’s portion of the grant funds and the timelines and resources needed from local residents. Tuesday, July 14 Representatives of DPW and the Federal Highway Administration are conducting formal public hearings to provide information on how the public can get involved in planning the system and collect comments on the information. On St. John the public meeting will be on Tuesday, July 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cruz Bay Legislature building. Monday, July 20 In response to the request from the V.I. Unity Day Group to convene a hearing on the issue of ferry rates and commuter fees, Senate President Louis Hill has scheduled a meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Monday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at the Legislature building. Tuesday, July 21 Recycling Association of the Virgin Islands, St. John Chapter will host its next meeting on Tuesday, July 21, in the St. John Community Foundation Marketplace at 6 p.m. Friday, July 24 The Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture announced a new grant program to fund projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. These include most fruits and vegetables that are grown in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, also known as the 2008 Farm Bill, authorizes the USDA Marketing Service to provide grants to state depart ments of agriculture to enhance the competitiveness of special ty crops and commodities. The level of funding available to the Virgin Islands is $163,162.42. The VIDA is seeking eligible applications that meet program guidelines by close of business on Friday, July 24. Friday, August 21 St. John parents wishing to enroll their children in public school for the 2009/2010 school year are advised of a change in the date of registration, which has been re-scheduled for Friday, August 21, at the Julius E. Sprauve School from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. St. John Tradewinds welcomes notices of community-oriented, 6496, e-mail editor@tradewinds.vi or fax 693-8885. AA Meetings Alcoholics Anonymous meets as scheduled: Sundays, 9:45 a.m. at Hawksnest Bay Beach; Closed meeting for alcoholic only at Nazareth Lutheran Church at 5:30 on Tuesdays; Open meetings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Cruz Bay; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 p.m. at Emmaus Moravian Church, Coral Bay. 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 Alateen will meet on Mondays at St. Ursula’s Church from 6 to 7 p.m. and is open to anyone interested in attending. Meetings will resume in September.

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St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 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 776-6857Hot! Hot! Hot!keling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing watersports company has immediate openings: Long term lease 3 br/3 bath island home situated atop Bordeaux Mt. available August 1st. $2500/mo + util. Call Mark at 732-222-0676 for appt to view – E-mail mark@ markofexcellence.com. RELIABLE MOBILE AUTO REPAIR Professional and experi enced. Brakes, CV Joints, Suspensions, Shocks, Alternators, Timing Belts, General Engine, Repair, Foreign & Domestic. All Work Guaranteed. Call 227-9574 The Lumberyard Down Town Cruz Bay Where St. John Does BusinessCommercial Space AvailableFor Space Call Nick 771-3737 Two Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment in Estate Bethany, overlooking Westin Resort with Air condidtioning. Call 340--690-1104 Construction 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. Apartment for Rent: 3 Bd/2 Ba apartment available. Located at Adrian Estate, turn left on road across from CIC concrete building. 5 min. drive from town. quiet neighborhood. Call Gertrude-776-6994, after 5 Satellite TV & Internet: Crystal clear High Dish Network. Over 300 channels. USA, Europe, Middle East, India, & Asia. Receivers record up to 500 hours of programs & movies. Reliable Hi-speed internet from Hughesnet Satellite. Low maintenance, always on, even after a hurricane! 340-779-4001 sloopjones@sloopjones.com COMPLETE GLASSES$79 Single Vision $109 BifocalsDr. Craig Friedenberg779-2020 FREE GLAUCOMA TESTING 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 Contractor/builder 40 years experience, 25 on St John, REMODEL, REPAIR, NEW BUILD. Free estimates Breezy Isle Construction 693-5554 www.stjohninspired.com SALES AGENTS LOOKING TO EARN HIGH COMMISSIONS NEEDED NOW. INQUIRIES ARE CONFIDENTIAL. CALL RE/MAX 775-0949 Scenic Properties 340-693-7777 Cruz Bay Apartments: One bedroom/w/d/pool/ furnished $1700.00; One bedroom/one bath $900.00; One bedroom/one bath $1300.00; One and bedroom/one bath $1000.00; Two bedroom/one bath $1600.00; Two bedroom/ loft/one bath $2100.00; Two bedroom/two bath/pool/w/d $2200.00; Two bedroom/loft/ two bath/w/d $2700.00; Three bedroom/two bath/pool/w/d $2100.00; Three bedroom/one bath $1900.00 Coral Bay: One bedroom/one bath $900.00; One bedroom house w/d $900.00; Two bedroom house/ washer $1700.00; Two bedroom/two bath house/washer $1800.00 Available Now Bogie’s Villa Gift Hill, 2BR/1Bath Apt. $1700 mo. Garden Cottage 1 person $500 mo. First, Last and Security .Beautiful Views Laundry facility, offstreet parking, 340-244-9465 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 Real Estate Can You Keep A Promise?Pond Bay P romises: T o be a sanctuary within a sanctuary An intimate village with c ontemporary West Indian elegance A unique sense of place Uncompromising levels of service We are looking for the following Associates who can help us keep these promises : Director of Guest Services Assistant Controller Executive Housekeeper Executive Chef Food & Beverage Manager (will oversee restaurant, room s ervice & bar) Director of Facilities Please send your resume in confidence to HR@Pond Bay.com or mail Pond Bay – St John 5000 Estate Enighed PMB 139 St John VI 00830 No phone calls please. Pond Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer Items left in unit #2, third John, US Virgin Islands must be claimed within 30 days of the start of this notice. If the rightful owner does not claim items by August 13, 2009, they will be sold or otherwise disposed of. The rightful owner should contact: Property Manager P.O. Box 1121 St. John, VI 00831

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20 St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 AccommodationsCaribbean Villas & Resorts tel. 1-800-338-0987 or locally 340-776-6152 Carefree Getaways on St. John tel. 779-4070 or 888-643-6002 www.carefreegetaways.com Catered To, Inc. tel. 776-6641 fax 693-8191 5000 Enighed #206, STJ, VI 00830 Century Hill Estates Vacation Rentals (340) 779-1804; 340-227-6688 www.centuryhillestates.com Island Getaways 888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.com kathy@islandgetawaysinc.com Suite St. John Villas/Condos tel. 1-800-348-8444 or locally at 340-779-4486 VIVA Vacations tel. 779-4250 P.O. Box 1747, STJ, VI 00831Appliance ServicesAppliance Paul 340-690-5213 “Always on, only on St. John”ArchitectureCrane, Robert Architect, AIA tel. 776-6356 P.O. Box 370, STJ, VI 00831 Barefoot Architect, Inc. tel. 693-7665 fax 693-8411 P.O. Box 1772, STJ, VI 00831BankingFirstBank Most Convenient Bank in the V.I. Cruz Bay Branch, 340-776-6881 Scotiabank #1 Mortgage Lender in the VI The Marketplace (340) 776-6552 Beauty/SpaDrift Away Day Spa Tel. 340-775-2700 Full Service Spa www.driftawaystjohn.com W estin Resorts & Villas Spa Services tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904 Building ProductsSt. John Hardware tel. 693-8780 fax 776-6685 Located at The MarketplaceExcursionsSerenaSea tel. 779-4047, “Three Hour Tour” Classic Wooden Picnic YachtGalleriesMaho Bay Art Center tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery, recycled art, tie dye, paper makingHealthSt. John Eye Care 779-2020 27 years serving Virgin Islanders Dr. Craig FriedenbergInsuranceTheodore Tunick & Company Phone 775-7001 / Fax 775-7002 www.theodoretunick.comJewelryR&I PATTON goldsmithing 776-6548 or (800) 626-3455pattongold.com, Chat@pattongold.comLandscapingAlfredo’s Landscaping tel. 774-1655 cell 513-2971 P.O. Box 91, St. John, VI 00831 Coral Bay Garden Center tel. 693-5579 fax 714-5628 P.O. Box 1228, STJ, VI 00831 PROPERTYKING tel. 643-6348 Landscaping & IrrigationProperty ManagerCimmaron Property Management tel. 340-715-2666 St. John’s Premier Property ManagerReal EstateAmerican Paradise Real Estate tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818 P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831 info@americanparadise.com Cruz Bay Realty tel. 693-8808 fax 693-9812 P.O. Box 66, STJ, VI 00831 info@cruzbayrealty.com Holiday Homes of St. John tel. 776-6776 fax 693-8665 P.O. Box 40, STJ, VI 00831 info@holidayhomesVI.com Islandia Real Estate tel. 776-6666 fax 693-8499 P.O. Box 56, STJ, VI 00831 info@islandiarealestate.com John McCann & Associates 1-888-STJOHN8(7856468) fax 693-3366 info@realestateonstjohn.com Located at Wharfside Landing 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.comRestaurantsConcordia Cafe, 693-5855 Happy Hour 4:30-6pm Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat Larry’s Landing “A Pour Your Own Bar” Located in Cruz Bay La Tapa tel. 693-7755 P.O. Box 37, STJ, VI 00831 Skinny Legs “A Pretty OK Place” tel. 340-779-4982 www.skinnylegs.comRetailJolly Dog tel. 693-5900, “Stuff You Want” Located in Coral BayServicesThe Marketplace Everything you need in one place Pennswoods.net tel. 774-2000; 1-887-716-2002 All digital high speed internet access St. John TradewindsBusiness Directory Join the S t. John Tradewinds Family of Avertisers! Call 776-6496. 3 Sail Church 10 Sunday, St. John School of the Arts Baha’i Community of St. John Race Unity Devotions 7:30 p.m. Fridays; Study Circles 9 a.m. Sundays 776-6316, 776-6254 Bethany Moravian Church Cruz Bay, St. John 11 a.m., Sunday School 776-6291 Calvary Baptist Church 13 ABC Coral Bay, 776-6304 Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday evening 6 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m. Christian Ministry Cinnamon Bay Beach Inter-Denominational Sunday 8:30 a.m. Christian Science Society 10:45 a.m. SundayMarketplace Wednesday Testimonials 7:45 p.m. on last Wed. of Month The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sun. 9 a.m., STT. 776-2379 Sun., 5 p.m., STJ, Lumberyard Cruz Bay Baptist Church Sunday 11 a.m., 6 p.m. 776-6315 Emmaus Moravian Church Coral Bay, Sun. 9 a.m. 776-6713 Jehovah’s Witness 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; 7 p.m. Saturdays (Espaol), 10 a.m. Sundays 340-715-0530 Missionary Baptist Church 9:30 a.m. Sunday Services, 10:45 Worship, Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study 693-8884 Nazareth Lutheran Church Sunday 9 a.m., Sunday School 8 a.m. 776-6731 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Sat. 6 p.m., Sun. 7:30 & 9:30 a.m., Spanish Mass 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. 776-6339 St. John Methodist Church Sunday 10 a.m 693-8830 Seventh Day Adventist Saturdays 779-4477 St. John Pentecostal Church Sunday 11:05 a.m., 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Prayer 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Bible Study 7:30 p.m. 779-1230 St. Ursula’s Episcopal Church Sundays, 7:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Every 3rd Sunday: Servce 9:30 a.m. Bible Class, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. 777-6306 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 9:45 a.m. Sunday 776-6332 Word of Faith Church Sunday, March 2, at 1 p.m. at the Gifft Hill School. Call 774-8617 St. John Church Schedule & Directory Subscription Form Ferry Schedules Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. Every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. Leaves Cruz Bay 7:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 2:15 p.m. 3:45 p.m. Leaves Charlotte Amalie 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

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St. John Tradewinds, July 13-19, 2009 21 Providing professional rental management and marketing services for St. John’ s finest vacation villas and condominiums.For reservations For St. John or brochures business call1-800-338-0987 340-776-6152Vi e w o u r v i l la s a t w w w . c a r i b b e a n v i l l a . c o m Lumberyard Complex P .O. Box 458 St. John USVI 00831 C a r i b b e a nV i l l a s & R e s o r t sM A N A G E M E N T C O . Three Islands — ONE RealtorSt. John Properties(340) 693-8485 (800) 283-1746 StJohnProperties.comWhether BUYING, SELLING or RENTINGStart Your Search for St. John Propertyon theRIGHT FOOT stjohnproperties.com FISH BAY — Private and secluded setting, two large decks overlooking Fish Bay and the Caribbean Sea. Four bedroom, two bath villa, comfortably sleeps up to 12, breathtaking views of Fish Bay! Currently in rental program. $699,000 DEVELOPMENT PROPERT Y R-2 parcel overlooking Cruz Bay, mature rolling hills, knoll tops and sunset views over St. Thomas. 9.45 Acres $6.2 Million ST. CROIX CONDO Live on the beach on St. Croix for only $98,250. Two lovely 2/2 Mill Harbour units at a great price. Furnished, beach, pool, tennis courts and restaurant in a well located gated complex. Call Vicky at 340-227-1908 Fantastic views and easy access. Paved roads and driveway already in place. Start building your Island Dream Home TODAY! Priced at $299,000. Call Les 340-642-5752 N E X T A DVE R T I S I NG D EADL I NE : THURSDA Y, JUL Y 16TH TRADEWINDSST . JOHN The Community Newspaper Since 1972 tel 340-776-6496 e-mail info@tradewinds.vi fax 340-693-8885 website stjohnnews.comCelebrating 37 Years

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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 LISTINGSAMAZING – views of the BVI’s, Coral Bay & Hurricane Hole from this cute cottage on newly paved Bordeaux Rd. Price includes extra lot for expansion or to sell. $550,000. NEWLY BUILT with attention to detail. 2 bd/2 bath w/interior staircase, gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, stainless appl., hardwood oors, loft ofce. $649,000. CALYPSO del SOL – Very successful rental villa w/ excellent views of Chocolate Hole Bay & St. James islands. Newer masonry home with 3 bdrms / 3 baths, large screened porch, A/C, beautiful pool & hot tub. $2,445,000. TESSERACT – 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. 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 – 1 bd/1 bath home w/adjacent 1X1 cottage. 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. 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 w/incredible views of North shore and down island. Large pool w/waterfall, 3 bd/bath suites, 4 car garage, gated entry, 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 – Dramatic setting on Maria Bluff. 3 bd/ 2 bath masonry with large wraparound veranda, spa, sunrise to sun set views, 1.25 ac. lot, tile roof, circular drive. $1,699,000 . 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 – Beautiful stone villa w/exceptional craftsmanship. 4 bds./4 baths, innity pool, multi patios & decks, lush gardens, 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. 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, custom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent oor plan. $1,295,000.

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Voted “BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY ON ST. JOHN” 2008 HOMES NEW! Brand new villa nearing completion in the Virgin Grand Estates. 4 master suites, top shelf furnishings & cabinetry, granite counter tops, travertine floors. $2,950,000 CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool and panoramic views. Zoned R-4. $2,950,000 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 L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient design. 4BR/4BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000 YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH Just steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4 BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house. $2,895,000 RENDEZVOUS GARDENS Finish building a beautiful home with outstanding westerly views. Stonework highlights and ensuite baths. Beautiful landscaping. $995,000 MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style, all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000 FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany hardwoods Plans for 3 more bds. $1,235,000 QUACCO Brand new 3 bdrms, 4 bath masonry home in Flanagan's Passage. Great views with many amenities. Sleeps twelve. $1,999,000 BETHANY Remodeled property, South Shore views. Additions include 2 a/c bdrms, pool, laundry rm & kitchen. $1,400,000 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 LA BELLA VITA , "the good life", 4 a/c master suites w/ island stone showers, breath taking views, gourmet kitchen. $2,950,000 ELLISON New construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master suites. $2,495,000 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 GARDEN BY THE SEA B&B , West Indian gingerbread architecture & island furnishings. Owners apartment plus 3 income producing units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 FLANAGAN'S PASSAGE VILLA 3 BR, 3.5 BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile roof, 180 views, large pool and hot tub $2,850,000 CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000 ON THE BEACH AT KLEIN BAY-JUST BUILT! Serenata de la Playa offers 5BR/5.5 BA. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000 SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000 NEW! BLUE HEAVEN 3 BR, 3 BA with hot tub overlooking Rendezvous Bay; Caribbean cute popular vacation rental $769,000 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 LOVE NEST Bright & airy, new cottage overlooking Coral Bay & BVI. .23 acres. $419,000 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 CONDOS . HOMES . LAND . FRACTIONALS . COMMERCIALView all St. John MLS properties at our website at www.americanparadise.com NEW WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool while gazing out upon excellent bay views. Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000 ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay. 4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51 acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000MILL 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 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 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” “ POND BAY” ST. JO H N ’ S NEWES T RESOR T! 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. W A TERFRONT “PRE SIDIO DE L MAR ” on Peter Bay Point, has private path to pristine beach. Spectacular new, gated estate on 1.63 acres with exceptional privacy, surrounded by 645’ shoreline and National Park waters. “ L’AUT R E MONDE ” Breathtaking views! Privacy is paramountContemporary gated estate fea tures open oor plan with extensive common areas, 2 pools, luxurious master suite, 6 ad ditional bdrms. Pri vate dock. (Great Cruz Bay). B E ACH FRONT “LIME T R EE BAY” H AS WHI TE SAND BE ACH ! East End 5 bdrm stone & masonry home on almost 5 acres, 490’ shoreline, zoned R-2, no restrictions. Gorgeous water views! CA THERINE B E RG’S “CINNAMON RIDGE” 5 bedroom villa on 1+ private acre, bordered by National Park, features stunning north shore views, pool w/ waterfall, spa, easy access to Cinnamon Bay beach. “MONTE BAY VILLA” a spectacular waterfront home. 4 bedrooms main house with 2 bedroom separate, private, cottage. Pool, spa, workout room, views, all on the water. “ GALLOW S POINT S E AVI EW ” great location for development, walk to beach and town! Masonry 2x2 home on .58 ac. Combina tion of R-4 & W -1 zoning allows for con dos or com mercial uses. “VILLALLURE” Impressive 5 bedroom, 7 bath, European Style Villa . Panoramic views over looking Hur ricane Hole. Recently refurbished, remod eled and refurnished throughout. UPPE R CAROLINA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath, beautifully-appointed villa has spec tacular Coral Bay views. Entry level has spacious great room & cov ered porch. Interior stair case leads to 2 master suites & lower level studio suite. “W INDW ARDSIDE ” CALABASH BOOM offers 2 cottages with hot tubs in private setting. Panoramic views over harbor to BVIs. Charming brick courtyard, lush tropical landscaping, and outdoor showers. Excellent rentals. “S E ABISCUIT” is a winner! Charming 2x2 Caribbean style masonry villa with panoramic views, very pri vate pool & hot tub. Breezy lo cation convenient to Coral Bay. Walk to shoreline watersports. “86 FISH BAY” WHY PAY R E N T ? Affordable home with income producing apartment has ocean & mountain views, extensive native stonework with hardwood accents and an open oor plan. $32,000,000 $1,275,000 $1,395,000 $2,650,000 $3,200,000 $4,995,000 DVD $995,000 $6,800,000 DVD DVD DVD $495,000 $3,850,000 $4,900,000 DVD “THE MARKETPLACE” St. Johns premier mall, has prime commercial spaces available. (ofce & retail) Call us for details! O W N 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 WES T IN RE SOR T T IME S H ARE S: 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 VIST A – CAROLINA” Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. $ 135,000 “E MMAUS SE AGRAPE H ILL” Great dual water views 0.387 ac. $ 169,000 “L E AST E XPE NSIVE W A TERFRONT ”! Gentle slope, 4 min. walk to beach $ 298,000 “SUGAR APPLE WES T ” Harbor views gentle ac. with Topo $ 299,000 “FREEMAN’S GROUND” DOW N ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access $ 425,000 “ UPPE R CAROLINA” LAND Stunning Coral Bay views, .57 ac., gentle slope parcel $ 475,000 “CALABASH BOOM” .4 ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map $ 475,000 “GRE A T CRUZ BAY” Westin Resort beach access! .78 ac. $ 499,000 “B E AUT IFUL E AST E ND” Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront $ 595,000 “AZURE BAY” IN CONT ANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner nancing $ 650,000 “H AULOVE R” BE ACH FRONT 2.24 ac. subdividable brders Natnl Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $ 1,999,000 “SABA BAY W A TERFRONT ” 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 E S T A TES ” Gated sub-division, sunset views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 from $375,000 “ DREEK ETS BAY E S T A TES ” 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 “ C H OCOLA TE H OLE ” VIEW LOT S Sunrise to Sunset. 2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas west views. From $499,000. “ E S T A TE 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 “ JOH N’S FOLLY” OCE ANFRONT & H ILLSIDE private gated enclave w/ shared generator, beach access; 3 lots from $560,000 “ SABA BAY” W A TERFRONT & H ILLSIDE 12 acre subdivideable waterfront lot plus 4 hillside lots available. Incredible BVI views! From $699,000 “ BOA T MAN POINT ” 2 Waterfront lots w/ views & breezes. Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From $945,000 “ UPPE R MONTE BAY E S T A TES ” 7 Spectacular private parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls & underground utilities. From $999,000 “ UPPE R PETER BAY E S T A TES ” Exquisite home sites with breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays between. Prices from $1,850,000 “CANEEL H ILL” OW N E R W ILL FINANCE ! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3 gentle sites: .5 to .775 ac. starting at $200,000E AST E ND LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground utilities. From $285,000. HH-TW 7.13.09.indd 1 7/9/09 8:44:31 AM

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