Title: St. John tradewinds
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Title: St. John tradewinds
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St. John tradewinds newspaper
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Publication Date: November 30, 2009
Copyright Date: 2009
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The Community Newspaper Since 1972 St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Government To Offer Ward Plea Deal in Cockayne Case
Voluntary manslaughter charge carries maximum ten year sentence Page 3

St. John Tradewinds News Photo by Tom Oat

The Westin Resort had a colorful and scrumptious spread of dessert, including cheesecakes, profiteroles and
fruit tarts, during the Rotary Club of St. John Flavors fundraising event on Saturday, November 21. Page 5

Calabash Residents
Complain of Noise,
Smell, Sight, Safety
of Waste Water
Treatment Facility
Page 5
Family Requests
Second Autopsy
in Westin Suicide
- an extramarital affair,
fears of being poisoned
and $3 million estate
Page 7
PSC Approves
Reduced Ferry Runs
Page 3
Beauty Lounge
Has New Location
Page 11


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2 St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009

Calabash Boom Residents Complain

of Noise, Smell, Sight and Safety

of Waste Water Treatment Facility

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While completion of the moderate income hous-
ing complex in Calabash Boom is still about a month
away, the waste water treatment facility at the site has
already come under fire.
About 25 residents of developer Reliance Housing
Foundation's newest St. John project and nearby Cal-
abash Boom neighbors met with Department of Plan-
ning and Natural Resources Commissioner Robert
Mathes and other government officials at a Monday
evening, November 23, meeting at Sputnik in Coral
Bay about the issue.
Residents cited several problems with the sewage
treatment facility: noise; odor; safety; and aesthetics.
Calabash Boom neighbors and residents who live
in several apartment buildings adjacent to the waste
water facility complained of having to keep their win-
dows and doors closed due to the constant noise and
odor emanating from the area.
"People love their new apartments and don't want
to make trouble, but they are being forced to keep
their windows shut and their doors closed because of
the smell," said Antonette Badami who lives in the
area and moderated the meeting.
Residents also complained of looking out their
windows upon the open tanks of treated water.
"People who live there don't want to look down
into the tanks of putrid water," said Badami. "Hav-
ing huge waste water treatment tanks outside their
windows is unacceptable. The right thing needs to be
Safety issues were also raised at the meeting. While
the facility is surrounded by a small fence, the gate is
often left unlocked, allowing easy access by children,
Badami explained.
"Initially there was no fence," she said. "Then they
put in a fence, but it's only about six feet tall and even
five feet tall in some areas. Every time I have been
there the gate has been open."
"Many parents are concerned that their children
could get into this area easily and it could be very
dangerous," Badami said.
There have been problems with the Calabash Boom
moderate income community's waste water treatment
facility since it first went online back in April.
"When it start operating it sounded like we were liv-
ing on an airport tarmac," Badami said. "We couldn't
sleep with our windows open. It was a constant noise,
24 hours a day, seven days a week."
Residents contacted Reliance Housing Foundation
president Robert Jackson and DPNR officials imme-
diately and got a quick response, Badami explained.
"We talked to Reliance and to DPNR who came
out and toured the site," she said. "They agreed to
build a make-shift soundproofing around the blowers
so that we would be able to sleep."
At that point, residents in the area were hopeful
that the problem would not last. The initial sound-

St. John Tradewinds News Photo Courtesy of A. Bedami

Residents complained of the site and
smell of the waste water treatment tanks at
Calabash Boom, above,

proofing helped a great deal and the developer also
planned to install a more permanent solution, accord-
ing to Badami.
It quickly became apparent, however, that the
problems with the sewage treatment facility were get-
ting worse.
"That is when residents started noticing a smell
in the area," said Badami. "I can't smell it from my
house, but people who live in the two apartment
buildings next to the facility said they had to close
their windows because of the smell. And then they
trapped the smell in."
Residents were still in contact with Reliance and
still hoped to resolve the issue before conditions
"We thought this was going to be worked out with
Reliance," said Badami. "But then we stopped getting
any answers and people started to get nervous that
nothing would be done."
As the development neared completion, which
is expected in about five weeks, residents worried
that concerns with the waste water treatment facility
would not be addressed.
"Reliance is finishing the project and we if we
can't get them to address this now, how will we be
able to get them to deal with it after construction is
complete," said Badami. "The concern was that this
would just be left and nothing would get done."
While DPNR does not have authority to force Reli-
ance to build a structure around the facility, Jackson is
expected to meet with government officials this week,
according to Mathes.
"Mr. Jackson will be here after Thanksgiving and
we'll discuss the matter," said the DPNR Commis-
sioner. "We don't have the leverage as far as forcing
him to build an entire structure to enclose the facility,
but we could do some creative thinking."
"We'll do our best to represent your concerns and
try to convince him to do more," said Mathes. "We'll
try to use moral persuasion."

Free Film Screening Set for Dec. 1
The St. John Film Society is kicking off the season with a party
at Sputnik on Tuesday night, December 1, at 6 p.m.
Come out for a free screening of the Reggae classic "Harder
They Come," with a sound track so good, there is sure to be danc-
ing. The night will feature a pot-luck dinner starting at 6 p.m. and
the movie will start at 7 p.m.
Attendees should bring a dish to share and a comfortable chair.
Check the website www.stjohnfilm.com for details.

CZM Public Hearing for Coral Bay

Development Will Be December 2
There will be a public hearing of the St. John Coastal Zone
Management Committee on Wednesday, December 2, at 6 p.m. at
the Cruz Bay Legislature building.
Items on the agenda include the Major CZM permit application
for 6R-1 Carolina, a five-acre parcel located at the comer of Route
107 and King Hill Road.
Plans include mixed use commercial and residential buildings,
an amphitheater and basketball and tennis courts.

CPR Classes Scheduled for Dec. 5
St. John Rescue is offering a CPR class on Saturday, December
5. Call Bob Malacame at 340-626-5118 or email starvillas@msn.
com. Limit six students per class. Other classes will be hosted on
the second Saturday of each month.

Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays
The Department of Human Services' Division of Children and
Family Services is coordinating its third annual Adopt-A-Family
Program. Community sponsors and families are asked to provide a
great Thanksgiving and Christmas for a less fortunate family.
There are many ways to help. For more information please call
Michelle Benjamin at 774-0930 ext 4226 or 4393 on St. Thomas.

Moravian Church Choir Concert Dec. 13
The Emmaus Moravian Church Choir is hosting another Reli-
gious Favorites Concert on Sunday, December 13, at 6 p.m.
The concert is a tradition at Emmaus Moravian Church in Coral
Bay dating back to the early 1980s when Miss Elba Kitson moved
to the island with her husband Reverend Kitson.
The concert was hosted annually until several years ago when
Kitson moved back to St. Thomas for health reasons. Two years
ago, the Emmaus Moravian Choir revived the tradition once again
and it has proved to be as popular as ever.
This year, in addition to the Emmaus Moravian Church Choir
- the eldest member of which is 96-year-old Guy Benjamin -
the concert will feature visiting singers and choirs from St. John
and St. Thomas. The evening will begin will classical music, will
then feature spiritual and gospel music, and wrap up with favorite
Christmas selections. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren under 12.

Relationships Seminar on Dec. 13
Lynda Wooding will host the free seminar "Embracing Your
Relationships Through Healthy Choices for Relationship Connec-
tions" on Sunday, December 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Westin
Resort and Villas
This is a great way to get positive affordable training for any of
team member. Check out Wooding's website, www.lyndawooding.
com, for more information.

St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009 3

Government To Offer Ward Plea Deal in Cockayne Murder Case

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
A day before observing the third Thanksgiving since the
murder of her son, the mother of James "Jamie" Cockayne
was contacted by the new lead prosecutor in the retrial of the
case but it left her with little for which to be thankful.
In his first correspondence with the family of Jamie Coc-
kayne who was stabbed to death in downtown Cruz Bay
in June 2007 Assistant Attorney General Wilson Camp-
bell emailed Jeannie Cockayne on Wednesday, November
25, and informed her the government had decided to ex-
tend a plea deal to the man who was previously convicted of
murdering her son.
Following an October 2008 trial before V.I. Superior
Court Judge Brenda Hollar, Jahlil Ward, 20, was convicted
of first degree murder and weapons charges.
That conviction, however, was overturned in July 2009,
after the court discovered that prosecutor Assistant Attorney
General Renee Gumbs-Carty had not shared a key piece of
evidence with the defendant's attorney.
Ward was scheduled to face first degree murder and
weapons charges again in a December retrial. Instead as
the Cockayne family was informed the day before Thanks-
giving he will have the opportunity to plead guilty to
voluntary manslaughter, which carries a maximum of 10
years behind bars.
"This is my first contact with you, and I would like to
start by expressing my deepest sympathy for your family,"
wrote Campbell. "We have examined the case from various
angles, and we believe that the second trial will not mirror
the outcome in the first trial for several reasons. Consequent-
ly, we have decided that it would be in the best interests of
justice to extend a plea offer of Voluntary Manslaughter to
Defendant Ward."
"That crime carries a potential term of 10 years incarcera-
tion," Campbell wrote. "If the defendant does not accept the
plea offer, we believe that it will be extremely difficult, but
not impossible, to obtain a conviction at trial."



It remained unclear as of press time whi
would accept the plea offer. If not, Ward w
selection on Friday, December 11, with 1
starting on Monday, December 14.
Two other St. John men, who were con
Cockayne hours before his death, are also
for assault and weapons charges. While all
cases were joined in the first trial, Hollar r
separate the cases this time around.
Following an October 2008 joined tri
Kamal Thomas, 19, and Anselmo Boston
guilty of assault and weapons charges an
victed of first-degree murder.
About two months after Ward's convi
out, Hollar also overturned the conviction
and Boston after it was discovered that
ily had paid cash rewards to several witness
during the trial.
All three men were due to face charge
time they were to have at least two separate
Boston and Thomas, who will be retrie
sault and weapons charges, are expected to
time between January and March. In his c
the Cockayne family, however, Campbell
intentions for the cases against Boston or
Cockayne, 21, was stabbed to death in

"...we have decided that it would be in
the best interests of justice to extend a
plea offer of Voluntary Manslaughter to
Defendant Ward."
Assistant U.S. Attorney General Wilson Campbell

Palace just after midnight on June 19, 2007. The Pennsylva-
Anselmo nia man was stabbed eight times including the fatal wound
Boston to his femoral artery and bled to death in the street before
first responders arrived.
ether or not Ward During the trial, prosecutors alleged that the events lead-
as set to face jury ing to Cockayne's death stemmed from an altercation at a
his murder retrial Cruz Bay bar earlier in the evening.
Several witnesses testified to seeing Boston and Thomas
evicted of beating fight with Cockayne in the Front Yard Bar located di-
set to face retrials rectly next to the V.I. Police Department's Cruz Bay station
three defendants' and then follow him outside and beat him with wooden
ruled last week to sticks.
After beating the Pennsylvania man, Boston and Thomas
al before Hollar, returned to the bar while Ward followed him around the cor-
, 32, were found ner and stabbed him to death after a botched robbery, pros-
d Ward was con- ecutors contended during the trial.
While prosecutors alleged all three men set Cockayne's
action was tossed death in motion, jury members were convinced Ward acted
s of both Thomas alone in the murder.
Cockayne's fam- In the months following the murder, Cockayne's parents
sses who testified accused the VIPD of inaction and appeared on several na-
tional news programs, including CNN's Larry King Live,
es again, but this lambasting local police.
te trials. Thomas and Boston were arrested in August 2007 and
d together on as- Ward was apprehended almost a year later in June 2008,
face ajury some- when he returned to the territory from the mainland.
correspondence to The three St. John men remain in jail pending their retri-
did not share his als or plea deal. Ward has been incarcerated since his 2008
rhomas. arrest and Thomas and Boston have been locked up since
front of Fashion their July 2009 sentencing.

PSC Approves Reduced Ferry Runs Between St. Thomas/St. John

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Trying to get to St. Thomas? With run
times changing next month, make sure to
check the ferry schedule.
The V.I. Public Services Commission
voted last week to extend the current reduced
ferry schedule between Red Hook and Cruz
Bay. The public utility regulating body also
voted to reduce the number of runs between
Cruz Bay and Charlotte Amalie which will
offer three round trips daily, but at different
times before and after December 2009.
During a Monday evening, November 23,
meeting on St. Thomas, the PSC voted to
extend a reduced schedule originally ap-
proved in August for the Cruz Bay to Red
Hook run.
Instead of running hourly between 6 a.m.
and midnight, there will be no 8 p.m. or 10
p.m. boat leaving Cruz Bay and no 9 p.m. or

Cruz Bay to Red:
Hourly except no 8 or 10 p.m.

Red Hook to Cruz Bay:
Hourly except no 9 or 11 p.m.

Cruz Bay to Charlotte Amalie:
7:15 a.m., 11;15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Charlotte Amalie to Cruz Bay:
9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

11 p.m. boat leaving Red Hook, at least un-
til the end of December. The last ferry from
Cruz Bay to Red Hook will be 11 p.m. and
the last run from Red Hook to Cruz Bay will
be 12 a.m. midnight.
Starting January 1, the ferry schedule will
go back to normal hourly runs between Cruz

Bay and Red Hook unless the PSC takes
further action before then.
Downtown commuters will have a dif-
ferent schedule in December as well. Until
December 12 ferries will leave Cruz Bay at
7:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. and de-
part Charlotte Amalie at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and
On December 13, however, ferries will
depart Cruz Bay at 8:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and
3:45 p.m. and will leave Charlotte Amalie at
10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The Decem-
ber 13 changes will be in effect until July 15,
Transportation Services and Varlack Ven-
tures have exclusive franchises to run ferry
service between St. Thomas and St. John.
Citing reduced ridership, both ferry com-
panies filed petitions with PSC in October to
extend the reduced schedules, which were
approved for the summer months.

Business Directory .............20
Church Schedules ..............20
Classified Ads ............. 18-19
Community Calendar .........16
Crossword Puzzle ..............16
Ferry Schedules ............... 20
Letters ......................... 14-15
Police Log ..... ............. 17
Real Estate ...................21-23
Rhythm & Views ............... 13
W ha's Happn'nin'................... 4

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4 St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009

St. John Tradewinds
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Jazz VI All Stars Attract
Thanksgiving Visitors
The Beach Bar crowd grows as we go into
"the season!" St. Johnian Cyndi Jurgen and St.
Thomian Jerry Harris added their great vocals to
the program. I have memories of Cyndi and her
sisters, Ruth and Esther, singing at a very early age
- maybe seven or eight! We've been neighbors
for 47 years!
Was That the Wind Spirit
That Sailed into Cruz Bay?
Were the Ron Walkers on board? Winter is upon
us! You can spend your time swatting mosquitoes
with one of those electric "tennis racquets" while
Andy Murray and Roger Federer battle it out!
Was That Mr. Benji Singing Books?
I couldn't believe my eyes as I stood in line for
my "Me and My Beloved Virgin" he wore new
racy glasses and a gorgeous shirt! His St. Lucian
housekeeper is a super cook and has added two
pounds to his athletic frame. Pretty soon he'll be
playing quarterback for the leading football team!
Mr. Benji you're a wonder!

Steve Simonsen with Guy Benjamin at
his recent booking signing.

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Taxi Medallion Auction

for Veterans Scheduled
St. John Tradewinds
V.I. Taxicab Commission Executive Director Judith Wheatley an-
nounces that, pursuant to Title 20, Section 407 (c) of the VI Code, the
commission is hosting its annual veteran medallion auctions December
16 throughl8, which are open to V.I. veterans of the Armed Services
On St. John the auction will be on Thursday, December 17, at 11 a.m.
at the Boulon Center.
Applications can be picked up at any the Taxicab Division Offices
during regular work hours. Bid forms must be deposited in bid box no
later than 10 a.m. the day of the auction.
Applications must be taken to the office of Veterans Affairs for veri-
fication of eligibility as a U.S. Virgin Island Veterans. Bid applicants
must be present at the time of the auction. Bid envelopes will be publicly
opened on dates and time indicated.
Only approved buyers may purchase a medallion.
Two medallions for each island will be auctioned to approve U.S. Vir-
gin Islands Veterans. The minimum acceptable bid is set at $20,000 for
St. Thomas and St. John and $8,000 for St. Croix.
A 10 percent down payment of bid amount (non-refundable deposit
if the sale is not consummated) is required at the time of the bid or by 3
p.m. on the same day. This down payment must be paid in cash, money
order or certified check, payable to the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commis-
The remaining 90 percent must be paid in a like manner within 10
days after the date of the auction sale, at which time a certificate of enti-
tlement and the medallion will be issued. If the sale is not consummated
within the allotted 10 days, the second highest bidder will automatically
be awarded the bid.
For additional details contact the Virgin Islands Taxicab Commission
on St. Thomas at 693-4211 ext. 4002.

St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009 5

St. John Tradewinds News Photos by Tropcial Focus

The La Plancha crew, at left, celebrates their best dessert victory, while Happy Fish's
Nate Kulchak, at right, accepts the award for best appetizer from Kati Steinborn.

Food, Wine and Inner Visions

Make a Great Flavors 2009

Rotary Fundraiser Nets $17,000 for Scholarships

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Take a dash of the finest wine, add a generous por-
tion of the most delicious food available on the island
and sprinkle with the sounds of Love City's own Reg-
gae superstars Inner Visions for a taste of what the
crowd enjoyed at this year's Flavors.
More than 300 residents packed the tents at Westin
Resort and Villas on Saturday night, November 21,
for the annual St. John Rotary Club fundraiser.
The night featured chefs from the island's most
popular restaurants sharing samples of their best
dishes and local purveyors offering tastes of some of
the finest wines and champagnes available. While en-
joying all that food and drink, the crowd also raised
money for a very important cause.
In one of the most successful Flavors to date, this
year's event raised about $17,000 for the local Rotary
Club's scholarship fund, explained Flavors commit-
tee member Katherine Steinbom, owner of KatiLady
Events and Catering.
"We raised something in the ballpark of $17,000
which is above what we've done in the past," said
Steinbom. "This is Rotary's main fundraiser of the
year and the money goes to our scholarship fund. So
far we've raised about $55,000 for scholarships and
have sent several children to college who would not
otherwise have afforded it."
A few tweaks to this year's event made it one of
the most successful Flavors yet and one of the biggest
differences was the winning categories.
While in the past there was one winner of Flavors,
honors were awarded this year in four different cat-
egories. Handing out three of those honors were local
celebrity chefs, who judged the participants. The final
honor was decided by the crowd, which voted for best
overall presentation.
The judging panel featured several winners of the
Taste of St. Croix including Josh Vilain, chef of Bac-
chus, Gregory Thomas, chef and owner of Galangal,

St. John Iradewinds News Photo by I ropcial Focus

Paradiso's seared scallops wowed
the crowd and won for best overall

and Scott Bryan, chef and owner of Rowdy Joe's.
Love City's own Mat Vacharat, chef and owner of
Mathayom and the VI. Iron Chef, Keven Kueppers,
chef and owner of Robert's American Grill, and Ku-
nal Charkrabarti, pastory chef at the Ritz Carlton St.
Thomas, rounded out the panel.
Their job wasn't easy, but it was delicious. After
tasting samples from each participant, the judges
awarded Happy Fish with best appetizer, Rhumb
Lines with best main entree and La Plancha del Mar
with best dessert. The People's Choice award for best
overall presentation went to Paradiso.
"The professional judges and having four catego-
ries instead of one were the big differences this year,"
said Steinbom. "Also, this year the event was chaired
by people from the food industry so you had a differ-
ent Flavors experience. Normally this is a real stretch
for participants because of the timing, but it has now
turned into a friendly, fun food competition."
"There are people asking me already how they can
sign up next year," Steinbom said.
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Students Set To Show Off Skilled Steps at Ballroom Competition

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
While some students are study-
ing for midterms knee-deep in
books, St. John students are brav-
ing the dance floor to show the
entire island the svelte ballroom
dancing skills they have acquired
over the last semester.

Dancing Classrooms, the in-
ternationally renowned dancing
program spearheaded by ballroom
extraordinaire Pierre Dulaine was
integrated into the fifth grade cur-
riculum at all three island schools
for the first time this year and will
culminate 10 weeks of lessons
with a lineup of celebratory events

and a competition.
"This is a chance for all the kids
to come together and celebrate
what they have learned," said Jay-
cee Gossett, program director for
Dancing Classrooms St. John. "Of
course everybody is a winner, but
this is a chance to showcase and
celebrate what we have learned

with the rest of the world."
The highly anticipated dance
competition will take place on De-
cember 11 at 6 p.m. under a tent
at the Westin where five couples
from each school will be judged
on their frame, rhythm, steps and
style as they compete for the gold,
silver and bronze awards.
"There will be three judges and
the teams will earn points through
dancing the proper steps, their
choreography and footwork, using
the correct rhythm of the dance
and demonstrating good posture
and good frame at all times during
the five different dances," Gossett
Competing Couples
Three couples, one team rep-
resenting each school, will take
a turn on the floor demonstrating
one of five different dances -
the Merengue, Fox Trot, Rumba,
Tango and Swing during the first
round of the competition. For the
second round, each couple will se-
lect a dance out of a hat to compete
three couples at a time.
Gossett said the 15 competing
couples plus an alternate team
from each school auditioned
and were paired together based on
their performance throughout the
"We auditioned them and put
them with who we think needs
to be dancing with each other -
it's not about putting the two best
dancers together, but it is about
spreading out the talent or putting
two students together who maybe
didn't get along so they have a
chance to work it out," Gossett
said. "We aren't just choosing the
best dancers, but maybe who needs
this the most."
But it is not just the competition
dancers on the island are gearing
up for an exciting lineup of
dance performances are slated for
the coming weeks.
First on the list: informal dance
recitals at all three schools where
fifth graders will show their par-
ents and fellow students every-
thing they have learned during the
program. Gifft Hill students will
perform at 9 a.m. on December 4,
Julius E. Sprauve School students
will showcase their talent that eve-
ning, and Guy Benjamin students
will perform on December 7.
Dancing Classroom participants

of all ages will head to the Westin
Ballroom on December 10 at 5:30
to strut their stuff at a gala cel-
ebrating all the fun they have had
over the past semester.
"Students from all of the schools
will have a chance to dance with
the students from other schools -
some of these kids have never met
each other at all," Gossett said.
"The faculty teams from each of
the schools and the adults who
have been taking ballroom classes
at St. John School of the Arts will
also get out there and dance. It's
just like a big party, really."
The program director said Du-
laine will be on island to witness
the students' progress first-hand.
"We wanted to do something
other than just the competition so
we could all get together, dance
with each other and have a cel-
ebratory closing where the whole
island got to join in the process,"
Gossett said.
The transformation seen in the
students from the first class in Sep-
tember until now has been amaz-
ing, Gossett explained.
"Seriously, it is a miracle every
day," she said. "Such magic has
happened in this class."
One student who was the bully
in the whole grade now gets along
with everybody, one student who
started the year as an outcast has
gained a greater sense of confi-
dence and two boys who tried
everything to get out of ballroom
dance lessons are now some of the
best dancers in the program, ac-
cording to Gossett.
"This is the way this program
works," she said. "There is a full-
circle transformation that is be-
cause of the collective effort be-
tween us, the parents, community
and teachers that is what makes
this successful."
Though Dancing Classrooms
St. John was a pilot program, Gos-
sett said they have every intention
of keeping this going next year
and are hoping to spread the pro-
gram to St. Thomas and eventually
St. Croix.
"The goal is to spread this danc-
ing awareness to as many students
as possible," Gossett said. "It
broadens the children's minds and
gives them an awareness about
other kids on other islands and
places all over the world."

St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009 7

Family Requests Second Autopsy in Westin Suicide

Extramarital Affair, Fears of Being Poisoned and a $3 Million Estate

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
Less than a month after officials
discovered a Massachusetts wom-
an hanging in her St. John hotel
room bathroom, the woman's fam-
ily is alleging foul play.
When Joan Baruffaldi, 45, was
found hanging by a bathrobe sash
from the shower curtain rod in her
hotel room bathroom on Novem-
ber 3, officials ruled the incident a
Baruffaldi, a veterinarian and
mother of two, and her husband,
Robert Harris, 47, checked into the
Westin Resort and Villas earlier
that day and had been arguing, ac-
cording to V.I. Police Department
spokesperson Melody Rames.
"The husband indicated that
he and his wife were involved in
an argument and they were hav-
ing personal problems within the
marriage," Rames previously told
St. John Tradewinds. "I guess they

had been arguing all night and the
wife went into the bathroom and
some time a little later he went
to check on her, but the door was
After the husband called out to
his wife without getting a response,
he phoned the front desk, Rames
explained in early November.
"Resort officials opened the
door and found the woman had
hanged herself," said Rames.
First responders administered
CPR and Baruffaldi was transport-
ed to Myrah Keating Smith Com-
munity Health Center, at which
point she was still alive.
"At that time the woman was
in critical condition with a weak
pulse," said Rames. "She was then
transported to R.L. Schneider Hos-
pital on St. Thomas where she later
died. The cause of death will be
determined through an autopsy."
V.I. Medical Examiner Francis-
co Landron conducted an autopsy

and ruled the death a suicide. Last
week, however, the Massachusetts
woman's family requested a sec-
ond autopsy, according to several
news reports.
"She was five feet, six inches
tall and weighed 128 pounds; a
shower curtain rod would not hold
her weight," Baruffaldi's brother
Robert Baruffaldi was quoted in
the V.I. Daily News. "That is why
we have significant questions as to
what went on in that hotel room. It
just doesn't add up."
The way Baruffaldi was found
didn't make sense, the family's
attorney, Donald McNamee, told
Boston area news site wbztv.com.
"She was propped up against
the wall, feet on the floor, and tied
to the shower curtain rod, which
hadn't pulled out," McNamee was
quoted on the website.
Suicide was not something Ba-
ruffaldi, who has two children,
would ever do, her sister told the

Boston NBC affiliate News 7.
"No way, that's not my sister,"
Baruffaldi's sister, Mary was quot-
ed in a Boston News Seven web
site story. "She's the mother of two
children. She wouldn't do that to
my parents."
Baruffaldi and Harris, who were
wed in 2006, did not have a happy
marriage, according to both re-
Extramarital Affair
After confronting her husband
about an affair, Joan Baruffaldi
filed for a restraining order against
him, citing "that she feared for her
life and thought she was being poi-
soned," according to the report in
the Daily News.
Baruffaldi, however, withdrew
the petition and traveled to St.
John with Harris just weeks later
in hopes of repairing the marriage,
according to News 7.
After her death, Harris was
named temporary executor of Ba-

ruffaldi's estate, estimated to be
worth $3 million, and hired a de-
fense attorney to fight the family's
request for a second autopsy, ac-
cording to reports.
On Wednesday, November 25,
a Massachusetts probate judge re-
moved Harris as the executor of
Baruffaldi's estate and appointed
a special administrator of her will,
Boston Attorney David Eppley,
who was also authorized to order
a second autopsy of her remains if
deemed appropriate, according to
the report in the VI. Daily News.
As of press time, it was not
known if a second autopsy would
be ordered. Last week VIPD offi-
cials were continuing their investi-
gation into the incident as well.
Baruffaldi's death, and her fam-
ily's suspicions, have been closely
followed in the Massachusetts
press including stories run by local
NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates
as well as in the Boston Herald.

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Friends of VINP Unveiling Online Auction Next Month

By Jaime Elliott
St. John Tradewinds
While the Friends of V.I. Na-
tional Park's annual gala isn't un-
til February 6, residents can sup-
port the organization next month
and bid on some exciting holiday
Looking to jazz up their an-
nual fundraising effort this year,
Friends staff decided to change
things around a bit, explained Nor-
een Cavanaugh, the group's devel-
opment director.
"Rather than doing a live auc-
tion at the event, this year we're
doing an online auction," said
Cavanaugh. "Who wants to sit
through a whole auction when
you're at a party? So instead, we're
doing an online auction which will
run for 15 days from December 5
through 20."
"It's a great opportunity for
people to bid on some amazing
holiday gifts and support Friends
at the same time," Cavanaugh
Prizes range from a two night
stay at Biras Creek in Virgin Gor-
da to dinner for four at La Plancha
del Mar. Family packages at Coral
World, dinner for four catered by
Mathayom and a necklace from
Freebird designed specifically
for the event are just a few of the
many other auction items which
will be up for bid.
To take part, check out www.
friendsvinp.org and place a bid.
Winning bidders will be notified
of the sale outcome after the auc-
tion closes.
Through the online auction,
Friends expects to reach thousands
of bidders, explained Cavanaugh.

"What makes the online auction so exciting
is that you can go online at your convenience
and browse the items and see what you want
to bid on."
Noreem Cavanaugh, Development Director, Friends of the VINP

"The goal for doing this was
multi-fold," she said. "I've done
work with other non-profits and
done online auctions that have been
very successful because you open
it up to people beyond the scope of
who is attending the event."
"So the community at large
and all of our members across
the country can participate in our
online auction," said Cavanaugh.
"What makes the online auction so
exciting is that you can go online
at your convenience and browse
the items and see what you want
to bid on."
The company which is host-
ing the Friends' online auction is
experienced in the field and will
also be opening some items to an
even wider audience, Cavanaugh
"The company we're working
with is extremely secure and repu-
table and they also work in con-
junction with 'Bidding for Good,'"
said the Friends development di-
rector. "Through the regular auc-
tion we'll be open to thousands of
people, and once some items go to
the 'Bidding for Good' sale, we'll
reach literally hundreds of thou-
sands of people."
Although the February 6 Friends
of VINP gala at Janet and Martin
Marshall's Great Cruz Bay villa
won't feature the customary live

auction, party-goers will still have
chances to win some great prizes
at the soiree.
"We're still going to have our
raffle for the people in attendance,"
said Cavanaugh. "This year we're
going to put baskets in front of
every raffle item. So when you're
buying tickets for the raffle you
can put your tickets in a basket in
front of what you hope to win."
"The idea is that people will be
more inclined to buy more tickets
because they're designating what
they want to win," said the Friends
development director.
With the new twists this year,
Cavanaugh hopes the annual fund-
raiser will rake in more than ever
to support Friends' educational
and cultural initiatives.
"Last year we raised about
$35,000 or so and obviously we're
hoping to raise more this year with
the online auction," she said. "I'm
excited to try something different
with the hope of success. Next
year we'll look for this to be even
"It's a bit of risk doing some-
thing new, but we have a very pro-
fessional company we're working
with for the online auction and we
expect the sale and the gala to be
big successes," said Cavanaugh.
For details visit www.friends-
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St. Ursula's Episcopal Church Feeds 100

Seniors in Celebration of Thanksgiving

St. John Tradewinds
St. Ursula's Multipurpose Cen-
ter brought together over 150 se-
niors from St. John, St. Thomas
and St. Croix on Tuesday, Novem-
ber 24, to share a meal in celebra-
tion of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Joining St. Ursula's were se-
niors from the Adrian Center and
Anna's Retreat and RSVP staff.
The event, emceed by Anna's Re-
treat Director Alecia Fleming, in-
cluded music, prayer, and a read-
ing of Dr. Martin Luther King's
1967 sermon "A Knock at Mid-
Seniors heard from the Rt. Rev.
E. Ambrose Gumbs, Bishop of the
Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin
Islands, and from VI. Senators
Craig W. Barshinger and Patrick
S. Sprauve. Willis Fahie and his
guitar led the seniors in song after
A delicious and abundant feast
was prepared and served by the lo-
cal staff of Starfish Market. Those
serving included store manager
Nedra Ephraim, Rory Reid, Keisha
Rogers, Rupurt Walters and deli
manager Doris Bridgewater.
There was also an unexpected
$1,000 donation presented by the
St. John Taxi Service to help the

Seniors enjoy a Thanksgiving luncheon at St. Ursula's

Multipurpose Center, above.

Center purchase a new refrigera-
tor. The St. John Lions Club sent
every participant home with a fruit
"We are all so touched by the
generosity and support of the peo-
ple and businesses of our St. John
community," said the center's pro-
gram Director Brenda Tyrell. "Our
seniors feel truly honored."
Since 1986, the multipurpose
center has been providing nutri-
tional, educational and recreational

services to St. John seniors. These
programs are made possible large-
ly through grants from the V.I. De-
partment of Human Services.
"These are historically difficult
economic times, and many fami-
lies are finding it harder and harder
to make ends meet," said Fr. Bill
Potter, vicar of St. Ursula's. "But
even with the challenges we face
as a community and as a nation,
we have so much to be thankful
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St. John Tradewinds
The 2009 International Coastal
Cleanup ended November 15 leav-
ing Love City's coastal shores and
trails cleaner and St. John residents
with a greater respect for their is-
land home.
Friends of VI. National Park is
proud to support V.I. Coastweeks
on St. John, and are even more
proud of everyone who participat-
ed in this year's cleanup.
More than 150 volunteers
pitched in by removing almost
2,500 pounds of debris from 22
of the island's beaches and trails
cleaning over 11 miles of land
both within and outside of Virgin
Islands National Park boundaries.
Friends is also excited to an-
nounce that this year's participa-
tion was even larger than that of
We would like to thank all of
those who participated in clean-
ing our coastal shores and trails,
especially those who adopted
beaches and helped organize the
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from Gifft Hill School; Holiday
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Karen Vahling; Maho Bay Camps;
Ms. Cameron's class from Julius
E. Sprauve School; VINP Ranger
Laurel Brannick; RAVI St. John;

Sadie Sea Charters; St. John Film
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ber 19, at the local bank's Crown
Bay branch.
The St. John Community Foun-
dation received $1,000 for its
Community Financial Counsel-
ing Program, which the group's
executive director Paul Devine
The Community Financial
Counseling Program's goals are
to provide free financial counsel-
ing and referrals for individuals
and families in need as well as to
provide in-class financial educa-
tion to students.
The Carabana Ensemble The-
ater also received $1,000. The
group is dedicated to making the
arts and arts education available
to all students at all ages.
The Love City Pan Dragons
were awarded $500 to continue
its youth steel pan orchestra. The

group's goal is to not just teach
the art of playing pan, but also the
history of pan and music educa-
Love City Pan Dragons also
focus on building a sense of com-
munity responsibility through
participation in local and cultural
activities while building the indi-
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recreational activities to seniors
and the homeless population on
St. John. Recently the center has
been the host of a summer camp
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Enjoy Pure Pampering in Paradise at The Beauty Lounge

By Mauri Elbel
St. John Tradewinds
Whether looking for a quick mani and
pedi or an all-day spa retreat, Saphia Boynes
has created a salon sanctuary that promises
to pamper everyone in paradise.
"I wanted to create an environment where
any one could come in and enjoy an upscale
ambiance, feel comfortable and get servic-
es done in a timely manner," said Boynes,
owner of The Beauty Lounge Salon and
Spa. "You can do a spa day and receive all
our services in one day if you want, or you
can simply walk in on your lunch break."
Entering its seventh year, The Beauty
Lounge Salon and Spa is simply thriving
in its brand new location having moved
from its former spot above Sogo's Restau-
rant to a spacious haven on the second floor
of Mongoose I which opened its doors on
November 10.
"This is the first week we are opened and
we are already busy," Boynes said. "We
have grown tremendously. The type of ser-
vices I wanted to provide weren't working
at my old location, but we can now accom-
modate more people than any other salon on
St. John."
With four nail technicians, six hair styl-
ists, four massage therapists and two esthe-
ticians, The Beauty Lounge Salon and Spa
provides it all.
"We do everything," Boynes said. "We
offer all types of hair services and styling,
we have five different manicures to choose
from, four types of pedicures, acrylics,
massages, facials, waxing and body treat-
Boynes, born and raised on St. John, is no

Saphia Boynes, first row far right, and her staff outside the new Beauty
Lounge Salon and Spa at Mongoose Junction.

novice to the beauty industry. At the age of Today, there is no doubt Boynes has come
14 she began shampooing hair and working a long way from her amateur manicure be-
as a receptionist and stylist assistant at the innings in her father's garage.
Grapevine Salon. After going to the mainland to complete
"I did an apprentice with one of the girls college studies and attend beauty school in
there and she showed me how to do all the New York City, she returned to the island to
treatments and I had clients who would ac- open The Beauty Lounge Salon and Spa in
tually call and ask for me," she said. "And 2003 and it has flourished over the years.
that is what made me want to do this." "Because I have grown so much as a per-
But even before she was a teenager, son, as an owner, as an entrepreneur, I've
Boynes realized her passion. been able to sit back and look at what the is-
"Before that, at the age of 12, I would land needs," Boynes said. "I do have a keen
charge people $20 to do a set of nails in my appreciation and a great understanding for
dad's garage and they would pop off the the different lifestyles and backgrounds of
very next day," she laughingly recalled, our clients."

Today, the owner has acquired a diverse
staff large enough to accommodate an array
of requests from accommodating private
parties to making a bride more at ease on her
big day by driving out to her villa or hotel
to provide services without ever having to
close its doors to locals and visitors seeking
services at the spa.
"We have a multicultural team of talented
professionals from all different backgrounds
and ethnicities," Boynes said. "I have one
girl who is German, a few stylists from New
York, some from California and others from
right here in the Caribbean. I am really hap-
py with my staff."
Grand Opening Party
On December 10, from 5 to 7 p.m.,
Boynes is inviting the island to check out
the new location and meet her talented staff
at The Beauty Lounge Salon and Spa's
grand opening party.
"Everyone is invited," Boynes said. "We
have 15 talented professionals that I want
the whole island to meet."
With free facials and massages on offer
while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, cocktails
and wine, those attending the grand opening
will have the opportunity to meet the spa's
staff one-on-one and the chance to receive
spa gifts.
"We are a multicultural, talented team,
and I want people to know we can accom-
modate anyone from walk-ins and large
groups to private and exclusive parties,"
Boynes said.
To learn more about the services at The
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Christmas for the Animals Is Dec. 12

St. John Tradewinds
This year's annual gala benefit-
ting the island's only animal shel-
ter seeks to raise critical funds for
increasing operational and animal
care expenses.
The St. John Animal Care Cen-
ter's "Christmas for the Animals"
will be on Saturday, December
12, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Tres
Vista Estate.
Through its fundraising efforts,
ACC is also striving to improve
animal welfare across the island
and dreams to raise enough funds
to one day build an improved,
self-supporting facility to provide
better care and add valuable ser-
vices to the community, like ani-
mal related vocational training, pet
grooming, dog training, pet board-
ing and more.
On the evening of December
12, residents and visitors can dust-
off their love beads and harness
the flower power of yesteryear to
help the animals.
This year's event begins at sun-
set and launches into a grooving
60s dance theme, complete with
none other than Preston Elliot,
performing with his new local
band, Illuminati.
This 60s/70s blues-rock band
will get those hips swinging, and
Preston's tunes will fill all ears
with memorable sounds that are
amazing to hear live.
And no love-in would be com-

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Preston Elliot will perform
during the fundraiser.

plete without a feast of far-out
food and loose libations thanks
to Baked in the Sun, East West
Catering, La Plancha, Lime Inn,
Mathayom, Sugar Estate Distribu-
tors, Sun Dog Cafe, Susie Christi,
Ted's Supper Club, Westin St. John
Resort and more.
Event-goers will also have a
chance to win groovy raffle prizes,
some valued at more than $1000.
Generous donations from Bajo
el Sol, Biras Creek, Drift Away
Day Spa, Calypso Charters, Jude
Woodcock, La Tapa, Ocean Grill,
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The painting is on display at Sug-
arbirds in Mongoose Junction and
bids can be made in advance or on
site. See Dean Baldwin for more
Dress is "60s Groovin" or Is-
land Fancy and a shuttle service to
and from the villa will be available
from the Westin Resort and Villas.
Tickets are available in advance
for $85 ($100 at the door) and can
be purchased at Connections, from
ACC Board Members, or by call-
ing 340-693-5874.
All proceeds from the Christ-
mas for the Animals event go di-
rectly towards the care and shelter
of the islands' homeless animals,
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Rhythm & Views

An outlook on young adult interests and concerns
by Afrika Anthony

Looking Back To Improve Future

St. John Tradewinds
Looking back on my life so far living on St. John
I have come to the realization that I have never been
taught some of the native crafts which have been
practiced here for more than a 100 years.
I don't know how to make a palm leaf basket, or
how to make a fish trap or much about the different
plants and seeds that we have here on the island. If I
don't know, imagine how many other children in our
community don't know.
Now that I'm older I know to ask, but it bothers me
that we aren't taught native crafts in schools. Sure, we
may go to Annaberg every year for a couple of hours,
but what are we really supposed to get from that?
The original traditions of the Virgin Islands aren't
taught on a regular basis so that they are put to use by
us youth. I don't want to come back here years from
now and find that no one uses a coal pot or knows
how to put bay leaf to good use.
I want the children in my community to know
about themselves, and in order to do that, they have to
know their own history.

As the famous saying goes, "You have to know
where you come from to know where you're going."
I want my generation to have some sense of identi-
ty, to not just be proud but knowledgeable about their
home. I feel ashamed when people who don't even
live here know more about St. John than I do.
I think that the younger people need to spend time
with the senior citizens of this island. They know
more than anyone else about the history of St. John.
It would be a great idea to foster the exchange of
knowledge between the young and old. I have spent
time with the seniors and asked them questions and
they are really fun. They have personality and are
happy to teach young people about the island.
It might be said that the generation of today is go-
ing down hill but maybe if we look to the past and
bring back some of those morals and values we can
change that. It's never too late.
These seniors may be leaving the world to the
youth, but they are still here today. The world is still
in their hands. So make a step forward today that can
change the tomorrow which looks so dismal.

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Residents from across Love City crowded Skinny Legs in Coral Bay for the ninth
annual Thankspiggin' spread which included roast pig, turkey and all the trimmings.

The story "Pine Peace Residents Lose Everything in House Fire; Community Helps to Rebuild," in
the November 23-29, 2009 edition of St. John Tradewinds, included incorrect information. Doreen Call-
wood, whose house caught fire in early November, has been staying at the Guinea Grove Apartments
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14 St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

In Awe of "Coral Reefs Stars"

Dear Dr. Caroline Rogers,
This past August my sister, Janet Foote visited us in Boston and
brought me a copy of "Coral Reef Stars" which contained photo-
graphs of nearly every underwater dream I have ever had.
I learned to snorkel on St. John around 1972. Jean Knight, a long
time island resident, showed me how in waist deep water. I nearly
drowned as I gasped in awe and inhaled half of Frank Bay.
This was the beginning of many years of underwater joy fueled
by trips to the Great Barrier Reef, Bermuda, and, last spring, to the
Andaman Sea in Burmese waters where we saw acres of healthy
coral very heartwarming!
I became a volunteer at the New England Aquarium in Boston
where I love sharing my infatuation with all things underwater along
with a clear message of how fragile this glorious world is.
It is simply thrilling (how strange that those gushing words actu-
ally seem an understatement), to turn the pages of your book. This
book is a most generous gift to anyone planning to visit the Carib-
bean as well as to those who wish to remember their visit.
Including a map of St. John and the location of where photos were
taken is, again, a most generous gift. Thank you, thank you, thank
I'm wondering if you would have time for dinner (or breakfast,
lunch, high tea, cocktails, or a bag of popcorn on the beach) with us?
My husband and I will be on-island for just a few days arriving on
Thanksgiving Day and leaving the following Monday 11/30.
We would love to meet you, embarrass you with compliments on
your photos, talk about global warming/coral bleaching and get some
thoughts that I can use in communicating the importance of conserva-
tion to aquarium visitors.
Karen Richards


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There are several points in Ms.
Adler's letter to the Editor regard-
ing the legalization of marijuana
that I would like to address.
Early on in the letter Ms. Adler
states that we are losing young
people "because there is no value
to life in some of their minds." I
don't know what this has to do with
legalizing marijuana.
If young people see no value to
life here, it is certainly not because
we have laws against pot use. Peo-
ple see no value to life because they
have never been taught what life's
true values are. They are not going
to find them using pot.
In fact, Adler's, organization's
own web site states "many trou-
bled individuals seek an 'escape'
into use of drugs: thus frequent
use of marijuana may become one
more in a series of counterproduc-
tive behaviors for these unhappy
The second point Adler brings
up is the healing power of marijua-
na. The use of marijuana has been
legalized in some states for medi-
cal purposes. "Medical purposes"
is the key phrase here.
In reviewing all 13 state's legis-
lation for the medical use of mari-
juana the laws all go something like
this: "Removal of state-level crimi-
nal penalties on the use, possession
and cultivation of marijuana by
patients who possess written docu-
mentation from their physician ad-
vising that they might benefit from
the medical use of marijuana."
Approved Conditions: Cancer,
AIDS, positive status for HIV, mul-
tiple sclerosis, or the treatment of
these conditions if the disease or the
treatment results in severe, persis-
tent, and intractable symptoms; or
a disease, medical condition, or its
treatment that is chronic, debilitat-
ing and produces severe, persistent,
and one or more of the following
intractable symptoms: cachexia or
wasting syndrome, severe pain or
nausea or seizures."
Most states do require registry
documentation and the amounts
in possession are limited. In most
states these laws passed by the mar-
gin of from 52 to 65 percent of the
vote. Hardly landslide victories.
Adler goes on to say that people

use marijuana recreationally "with-
out any of the negative affects of
But according to National Insti-
tute on Drug Abuse "marijuana in-
toxication can cause distorted per-
ceptions, impaired coordination,
difficulty in thinking and problem
solving, and problems with learning
and memory. Research has shown
that marijuana's adverse impact on
learning and memory can last for
days or weeks after the acute ef-
fects of the drug wear off.
Adler then goes on to say that the
US has the patent on certain "can-
nabinoids" (chemical components).
There are 421 chemical compounds
in marijuana. Only 61 are unique to
marijuana. The proportion of harm-
ful chemicals ingested could, in the
long run, negate the effects of the
ones purported to be of medical
The US holds a patent on the
cannabinoids because eventually
someone will find a way to synthe-
size the beneficial properties of can-
nabinoids in much the same way as
the production of a pill known as
Marinol. Its active ingredient is
Dronabinol, better known as THC,
the primary psychoactive element
of the cannabis plant.
"Marinol provides standard-
ized THC concentrations, does not
contain the other 400 uncharacter-
ized substances found in smoked
marijuana, such as carcinogens or
fungal spores, and is not associ-
ated with the quick high of smoked
Adler says that people should
have free access to this plant be-
cause it is a "natural substance."
What's next, Poppies? Poison
Just because something is part
of our natural environment doesn't
mean it is good for us or safe. Shall
we try breathing methane gas?
Should we use poison ivy as a dec-
orative plant? No, they are harmful
in their natural state.
Changing the laws to allow "free
access to the plant" goes well be-
yond the idea of legalizing the use
of the plant for severe medical con-
ditions. Which is what the 13 states
have legalized it's use for.
Adler makes the comment that it

is used for the purpose of "being
lifted to a higher place of enlight-
Going into a marijuana induced
stupor is not enlightenment. En-
lightenment comes from wisdom.
Wisdom comes from living, lov-
ing, sharing, feeling joy, feeling
sorrow, having courage in the face
of adversity, knowing when to let
go, when to stand up...
Wisdom and enlightenment can
only be of value when the journey
toward it is a true and conscience
one, not by running away into a
chemically induced "high."
On the other hand, I do agree
that putting someone in jail for pos-
sessing a couple ounces of the sub-
stance is extreme. More sentences
involving public service such as
hospice care, working with the dis-
abled and the mentally challenged
would go a long way to helping
young people reach "enlighten-
ment" about life's true values and
to recognize the things they should
be thankful for.
As far as the future of the Vir-
gin Islands? If lawful recreational
use of marijuana was enacted here
on the islands, be prepared for the
onslaught of drug users that would
make their way to the new "Drug
Paradise." The welcome mat would
be out for every loser that could
scrounge up enough money for a
one way ticket. Drug dealers would
stake out their "Plot of Gold" for
So even though the drug itself
may be free (or cheap) the cost to
society would be far more difficult
to deal with in the long run. There
are already enough vagrants filling
up our park benches, why invite
I agree that laws regarding occa-
sional, recreational use need revisit-
ing, and use in extreme or terminal
illness could also be considered but
let's not throw out common sense.
Let's be "enlightened" enough
to work for better, fairer ways to
deal with the occasional users,
get tougher on the dealers and the
pushers and most importantly take
the responsibility for our own chil-
dren and teach them to say "no" to
drugs of any kind.
Barb Crites

A Closer Look at Medical Marijuana

St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009 15

Dear Commissioner Mathes,
I request that DPNR verify that the parking require-
ments have been met at the Grande Bay development,
St. John. Three years ago at a public hearing, DPNR's
Maijorie Emanuel cautioned Grande Bay that the
government was no longer tolerating the sidestepping
of the parking requirements specified in Title 29 of
the VI Code.
In response to DPNR's warning, Grande Bay de-
velopers added double-decker parking to the blue-
print in order to ensure sufficient parking would be
in place.
In response to complaints, I examined the park-
ing bays on the ground floor last week. There are no
double-decker bays. Please do an official inspection
of parking at Grande Bay.
Legislators do not have an enforcement role. The
executive branch, of which DPNR is a part, does have
an enforcement role. The role of a Legislator is to en-
act laws, appropriate money, and exercise oversight
of the laws.

I was the event planner for Flavors of St. John this
year. No small feat. I would like to give a special note
to those community volunteers that made this event
a success.
It's likely that I forgot someone. There is no slight
intended. Personal thank you notes will go out this
Paul Kessock of West Indies Corp for his tireless
pursuit of participants and West Indies for their end-
less amount of financial support. Through their dona-
tions of printing, printing supplies, wine, champagne
and support of St. John in particular, we can not thank
you enough.
Kate Norfleet of Kate N Design. Kate is respon-
sible for every bit of graphic design that went into
Flavors. What a gracious sponsor you are.
Inner Visions put us in the mood to mingle with
their familiar sounds of our very own St. John Reggae
family. Thank you for being so available with your
Alan from St. John Ice who keeps us cool every
year. Thank you.
Of course Connections, the place to go "when you
want to be in the know "

Just finished reading Issue No. 4 of St. John Maga-
zine and am feeling both entertained and educated.
Over and above the natural beauty St. John represent-
ed, I learn about the incredible array of artists concen-
trated on this one small island. It's awesome!
Clearly St. John is a place to come to be inspired

It appears that the laws regarding parking have
been violated, and thus I pass the report on to DPNR
for investigation and enforcement.
DPNR pledged to revoke the Certificate of Occu-
pancy if Grande Bay is not in compliance with the
building permit.
St. John residents know that over the years rules
were bent and even broken. This has created prob-
lems for us today, the most severe of which is a crip-
pling lack of parking in Cruz Bay.
We are aware that both DPNR and our own citi-
zens have created Cruz Bay's parking problem. Rath-
er than worry about whom to blame for yesterday, the
mood of St. John residents has moved to following
our laws and regulations today and for the future.
Please inspect Grande Bay and take appropriate ac-
tion. I request this as a matter of legislative oversight
on behalf of my St. John constituency.
Thank you.
Craig W. Barshinger, Senator-at-Large
28th Legislature of the Virgin Islands

A big thanks to Alfedo's for sprucing up the place
with their lovely greens.
Vicki Roda of KatiLady for her energy and great
ideas. Always ready to take the next step for whatever
is needed to make every event special.
Web from Buzz radio for keeping us informed and
Buzz Radio for donating a trip to Puerto Rico for one
of our winners.
Finally, Mary Heath and Carole Zarowny of Wes-
tin St. John Resort and Villas. Your professionalism
surpasses anything St. John has ever scene. Your
positive, "can do" attitude turned even the most try-
ing moments into successes. The Westin never fails to
support us in our endeavor to raise funds to send our
children to college. We are so grateful.
Why are these acts of kindness and support so
special? These sponsors are not Rotary members (al-
though we would like to change that).
Thank you for being part of such a purposeful
event. We couldn't do it without you.
Next year look forward to air conditioning and
more food categories. .
Katherine Steinborn, Rotarian
KatiLady Events, Inc.

and I look forward to sharing this inspiration in the
form of St. John magazine with our guests at Caneel
Congratulations on another masterpiece.
Patrick Kidd, Marketing Director,
Rosewood Hotels and Resorts

What Do You Think? Send your letters to editor@tradewinds.vi

St. John Tradewinds

Keeping Track

Grande Bay Violating Parking Requirements,

Says Senator Barshinger

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

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.

Alcholics Anonymous 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 Moravian Church, Coral Bay.

Narcotics Anonymous 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 St. Ursula's Multi-purpose center.

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.

Letters to St. John Tradewinds

Homicide: 1
Solved: 0

Shootings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Stabbings: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

Armed Robberies: 4
Under Investigation: 4
Solved: 0

Arsons: 0
Under Investigation: 0
Solved: 0

1st Degree Burglaries: 5
Under Investigation: 5
Solved: 0

2nd Degree Burglaries: 17
Under Investigation: 16
Solved: 1

3rd Degree Burglaries: 67
Under Investigation: 65
Solved: 4

Grand Larcenies: 64
Under Investigation: 61
Solved: 3

Rapes: 1
Under Investigation: 1
Solved: 0

Flavor's Organizers Thank Supporters

"St. John Magazine" Is Entertaining and Educational

16 St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009

Community Calendar

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

Tuesday, December 1
The St. John Film Society is kicking off the season with a
party at Sputnik on Tuesday night, December 1, at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, December 2
There will be a public hearing of the St. John Coastal Zone
Management Committee on Wednesday, December 2, at 6 p.m. at
the Cruz Bay Legislature building.
Saturday, December 5
St. John Rescue is offering a CPR class on Saturday, Decem-
ber 5. Call Bob Malacarne at 340-626-5118 or email starvillas@
msn.com. Limit six students per class.
Saturday, December 12
Estate Concordia Preserve will host a reception on Satur-
day, December 12, from 4 to 6 p.m. to introduce the resort's new
The Animal Care Center of St. John will host their annual
Christmas for the Animals fundraising event on Saturday, Decem-
ber 12, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Tre Vista Estate.
The annual All-Island Holiday Party at Mongoose Junction
will be on Saturday, December 12, starting at 9 p.m. Adults only.
"Welcome To Gulu" St. Thomas Exhibition and Art Sale is
Saturday, December 12 fom 6 to 9 p.m. at the Governor's Man-
sion in Catheringberg, St. Thoamas.
Sunday, December 13
The Emmaus Moravian Church Choir is hosting another Reli-
gious Favorites Concert on Sunday, December 13, at 6 p.m.
Thursday, December 17
V.I. Taxicab Commission is hosting its annual veteran medal-
lion auctions December 16 throughl8, which are open to V.I. vet-
erans of the Armed Services only. On St. John the auction will be
on Thursday, December 17, at 11 a.m. at the Boulon Center.

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Raphalia Delores Smith

Services were Saturday, November 28, for Raphalia Delores
Smith, 71, also known as "Raph," who died November 16 in Provi-
dence, Rhode Island.
The viewing was at 9 a.m. with services at 10 a.m. at Road Town
Methodist Church on Tortola. Burial was in Road Town Methodist
She is survived by her daughters, Beverlie Smith Baron, Brenda
Smith and Shakira Smith; sons, Brian Smith, Wade Smith and Kafar
Smith; daughters-in-law, Betty Smith and Lisa Smith; sons-in-law,
Aaron Baron, Thomas Grupee and Shawn Isom; grandchildren, Ni-
cole Walters, Danielle Cole, Navaronne Paygai, Degupea Grupee,
Christopher Smith and William Smith; great-grandchildren, Ky'Ode
Richardson and Ky'Lan Decastro; sisters, Cicely Smith and Eloise
Smith; brother, Gilbert "Baseman" Smith; and other relatives and
Arrangements were by L&M Scatlife Funeral Home.

Flag Football Scores & Standings

Raiders 22 Patriots 12
The Raiders were short-handed to open the game which al-
lowed the Patriots to take an early lead. The Raiders' Shakeem
Meade was able to come right back to lead at half time 8-6 via
nice pass and run to Meshawn Wilkinson. Both defenses were
tough throughout the game but the Raiders were able to hold the
Patriots to just one TD while scoring two of their own in the sec-
ond half.
Anthony Angol tossed two TDs on the game to Amoi Athanase
and De'Quan Cline. Meade accounted for three TDs two to
Wilkinson and another to Gregory Lewis. The two teams meet in
the playoff games November 27.
Packers 21 Broncos 18
The final game of the regular season turned out to be one of the
most exciting in the six-year history of the league!
The Packers came out firing and took an early lead against the
high-scoring Broncos. Andre Edward was on target and was able
to avoid the fierce Bronco's rush to toss two first-half scores to
Jalen Frazer and Abari Meade. The Packers also excelled on de-
fense holding the Broncos to no scores in the first half.
The Broncos were without their star quarterback Jay Williams
but understudies Jareem Fahie and Addison Rogers filled in and
tossed three scores in the second half and made great comeback to
take the lead late in the game 18-14.
Fahie hit R J Mathurin in the opening minutes of the second
while Rogers was able to find Doug Walters for two more but the
Packers would not be denied. With 11 seconds left in the game,
the Packer's Edwards found Tyler Stephen in a crowd at the two-
yard line and was able to back-peddle into the end zone for the
winning score.
Standings Final
Team W L PF PA
Broncos (Red) 7 2 220 96
Raiders (Black) 6 3 248 134
Patriots (Blue) 3 6 184 216
Packers (Green) 2 7 100 306
November 27 is the league playoffs. Game 1 is Raiders vs. Pa-
triots, Game 2 will be Broncos vs. Packers and Game 3 will fea-
ture the winners of games 1 and 2 for the playoff championship.
Results will be in next week St. John Tradewinds.

Rotary Fundraiser Nets $17,000 for Scholarships

Continued from Page 5
From food costs to paying employees to work the
event, Flavors is not easy to participate in for restau-
rants, Steinbom added.
"It's a big financial drain for the restaurants,"
she said. "On product alone, each participant spent
between $500 and $1,000 and that doesn't include
restaurants having to close for the night and paying
employees to be there. Their contribution is huge and
Flavors would not exist without the restaurants."
With the Flavors Committee firmly rooted in the
food industry, planners knew what to expect and how
to help, explained Steinbom.
"I took extra steps this year to make sure that I was
there and others were there to help," she said. "If a
restaurant needed extra manpower, we found volun-
teers to help out."
Not about to rest on her laurels, less than a week
after the event, Steinbom was brainstorming about
how to make next year's Flavors even better.
"We're already thinking about next year and we're
going to add two new categories," she said. "We're
going to add bar food and mixology. We're also hop-
ing to combine our event with one that Paul Kessock
from West Indies hosts every year that features pur-
veyors from all over the territory."

"We're hoping to combine the two events to offer
the best food and tasting of wines that are not cur-
rently on the market yet," said Steinbom.
Flavors planners are also thinking of changing
the date of the event to not be so close to the busy
Thanksgiving week, Steinbom added.
"We're thinking of two weeks or at least a week
earlier," Steinbom said. "We just have to look at what
other large events there are to make sure we're not in
conflict and, if not, we'll try to change the date."
Along with all the accolades for such a great event,
Steinbom also heard a few gripes about the evening,
which she will be addressing.
"Every year the complaint that I hear, whether as
a participant or planner, is that we get all dressed up
in our best clothes and come to the tents and either
sweat or get bit by mosquitoes," said Steinborn. "I've
talked to the banquet manager at the Westin and we're
looking to use both of the banquet rooms so we can be
inside in air conditioning."
With the final improvements to Flavors, look out
for next year's fundraiser to be even better, Steinbom
"We're going to step it up a notch next year," she
said. "If this year was good, next year we want to re-
ally knock people out."

St. John Police Report

Friday, November 20 distance. home. Robbery in the first.
11:56 p.m. A citizen p/r being 3:59 p.m. A citizen r/ that a 12:21 a.m. An Estate Gift Hill-
threatened by his son. Disturbance of WAPA vehicle reversed into her ve- Regenback resident c/r that someone
the peace, threats. hicle. Auto accident, burglarized his home. Burglary in the
Saturday, November 21 5:08 p.m. An Estate Glucksberg third.
1:59 a.m. A citizen r/ a distur- resident c/ via Central Dispatch to r/ 12:50 a.m. An Estate Gift Hill-
bance n Estate Adrian. Disturbance of that his residence was burglarized. Regenback resident c/r that her home
the peace. Burglary in the third, was burglarized. Burglary in the
7:50 a.m. A citizen r/ that some- Wednesday, November 25 third.
one crashed into the VI. Port Author- 8:15 a.m. A St. Thomas resident 12:55 a.m. An Estate Gift Hill-
ity fence. Destruction of property. c/r a vehicle being damaged. Destruc- Regenback resident r/ his house was
1:25 p.m. -A citizen p/r that his ve- tion of property. burglarized. Burglary in the third.
hicle was stolen from the area of Cruz 12:10 p.m. -A citizen r/ a burglary No time given An Estate Choco-
Bay. Unauthorized use of vehicle, in Estate Chocolate Hole. Burglary in late Hole resident was informed that
7:00 p.m. An Estate Carolina the third, her vehicle was recovered in the area
resident c/r that her bag was removed 8:15 p.m. A citizen r/ that the of Estate Pastory. Recovered vehicle.
from her vehicle. Grand larceny. manager of Pine Peace grocery store No time given Badge #112 p/
7:49 p.m. A George Simmonds pushed him down. Simple assault, at Jurgen Command with one Mekel
Terrace resident p/r that someone Thursday, November 26 Blash who was placed under arrest
stole her laptop and other personal No time given An Estate Power- and charged with unauthorized use
items. Grand larceny,. boyd Plantation resident c/requesting of a vehicle. Bail was set at $10,000.
9:54 p.m. A guest at the Westin police assistance. Police assistance. Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Resort and Villas c/r that someone 9:11 p.m. An Estate Chocolate No time given Badge #671 p/ at
removed his bag with his personal Hole resident c/r a burglary. Burglary Jurgen Command with one Jah-Wada
items. Grand larceny. in the third. Jones who was placed under arrest
Sunday, November 22 11:07 p.m. A citizen c/ via Cen- and charged with contempt of court.
2:05 a.m. A St. Thomas resident tral Dispatch to r/ hearing shots fired Contempt of court.
p/r that his girlfriend bit him on his in the area of Gift Hill. Unlawful dis- No time given Badge #725 p/
chest. Simple assault, charge of a firearm, at Jurgen Command with one Cruise
Monday, November 23 11:39 p.m. A citizen c/ via Cen- Riley who was placed under arrest
11:00 a.m. -Acitizen r/ an auto ac- tral Dispatch to r/ that someone en- and charged with possession of an
cident in the area of Pine Peace. Traf- tered his home and removed several unlicensed firearm. Bail was set at
fic accident, items. Burglary in the third. $25,000. Possession of an unlicensed
Tuesday, November 24 Friday, November 27 firearm.
12:18 a.m. An Estate Powerboyd 12:07 a.m. A Jacob's Ladder All three suspects were booked
Plantation resident c/ via Central Dis- resident c/ via Central Dispatch to r/ and transported to St. Thomas on the
patch to r/ a disturbance. Police as- that he was robbed at gunpoint in his 7 a.m. ferry for arraignment.

18 St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009


The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-003-C-2010 Cruz Bay Ejector Station No. 1 Upgrade
The VI Waste Management Authority is hereby requesting sealed proposals for the Cruz Bay Ejector
Station No. 1 project includes but is not limited to the upgrade of an existing pump station and the
installation of a new wet well, valve chamber, pumps, 8-inch PVC sewer and 6-inch Ductile Iron (DI) force
main to be tied into the existing force main, The project is located on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin
Islands. The bidding document can be obtained from the Division of Procurement and Property at #1 La
Grande Princesse on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands or 9500 Wheatley Center, Suite 2, Charlotte Amalie, St.
Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, at a cost of $200 per set. This is non-refundable cost.
Documents pertaining to this Request for Proposal (PRFP) may be obtained from the VIWMA's Director of
Procurement and Property, #1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00820
between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or by contacting the Director, Mrs.
Cecile Lynch, directly via phone or email.
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 9am at the Legislative Conference Room in
Cruz Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 4:00pm Atlantic Standard Time
PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1
Christiansted, VI 00820
P. 0. Box 5089
Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages Marked Proposal for RFP
No. RFP-WMA-003-C-2010, DO NOT OPEN)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all
Bid Packages. Proposals may not be withdrawn for a period of
ninety (90) days from the date of the submission deadline.
DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch
Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
Email: clynch@viwma org Phone: 340-718-4489
All questions pertaining to the submission of Proposals, scope of services and the award process should
be directed in writing by mailing Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, the Director of Procurement and Property, at
clynch@viwma org or in hard copy format to the Director of Procurement and Property.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive
informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all qualifications and proposals; or to
re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain from awarding the contract for the work. The Virgin
Islands Waste Management Authority also reserved the right to accept or reject any Proposal or any item
listed therein. VIWMA further reserves the right to waive any informality in Proposals received.
May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director 41

The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-004-C-2010 Cactus Hill Sewer Line
The VI Waste Management Authority is hereby requesting sealed proposals for the Cactus Hill Sewer line to
include but is not limited to the installation of approximately 1,100 linear feet of 8-inch PVC sewer,
manholes and sewer services to adjacent properties on the island of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The
bidding document can be obtained from the Division of Procurement and Property at #1 La Grande
Princesse on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands or 9500 Wheatley Center, Suite 2, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas,
U.S. Virgin Islands, at a cost of $200 per set. This is non-refundable cost.
Documents pertaining to this Request for Proposal (PRFP) may be obtained from the VIWMA's Director of
Procurement and Property, #1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix, USVI 00820
between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, or by contacting the Director, Mrs.
Cecile Lynch, directly via phone or email.
PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 9am at the Legislative Conference Room in
Cruz Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 4:00pm Atlantic Standard Time
PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1
Christiansted, VI 00820
P. 0. Box 5089
Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages Marked Proposal for RFP
No. RFP-WMA-004-C-2010, DO NOT OPEN)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all
Bid Packages. Proposals may not be withdrawn for a period of
ninety (90) days from the date of the submission deadline.
DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch
Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
Email: clynch@viwma org Phone: 340-718-4489
All questions pertaining to the submission of Proposals, scope of services and the award process should
be directed in writing by mailing Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, the Director of Procurement and Property, at
clvnch@viwma.orq, or in hard copy format to the Director of Procurement and Property.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive
informalities, technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all qualifications and proposals; or to
re-advertise for proposals, and to award or refrain from awarding the contract for the work. The Virgin
Islands Waste Management Authority also reserved the right to accept or reject any Proposal or any item
listed therein. VIWMA further reserves the right to waive any informality in Proposals received.
May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director I

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The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) is soliciting proposals for:
RFP-WMA-001-T-2010 Preventative Maintenance and Repair Services for the VI Waste Management
Authority's Vehicle Fleet on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
The VI Waste Management Authority is hereby requesting sealed proposals for the preventative maintenance and
repair services for all of the VIWMA's vehicle fleets on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, Virgin Islands.
Prospective submitters may secure a proposal package for their review from the Authority's Procurement and
Property Division, St. Thomas/St. John District Office at Wheatley Center II, Suite 2, St. Thomas, or from the St.
Croix District Office at No. 1A La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, St. Croix.
PROPOSAL DUE DATE and TIME: Tuesday, December 21,2009 at 4:00pm Atlantic Standard Time
PROPOSAL DUE PLACE: Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL 1
Christiansted, VI 00820
P. 0. Box 5089
Kingshill, VI 00851-5089
(Six Sealed Proposal Packages Marked Proposal for RFP
No. RFP-WMA-001-T-2010, DO NOT OPEN)
NOTE: The proposal number must be placed on the outside of all Bid
Packages. Proposals may not be withdrawn for a period of ninety (90)
days from the date of the submission deadline.
DIRECT INQUIRIES: Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch
Director, Procurement and Property Division
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
#1 La Grande Princesse, Suite BL1, Christiansted, VI 00820 OR
Email: clynch@viwma org Phone: 340-718-4489
All questions pertaining to the submission of Proposals, scope of services and the award process should be
directed in writing by mailing Mrs. Cecile Phillip-Lynch, the Director of Procurement and Property, at
clvnch@viwma.orq, or in hard copy format to the Director of Procurement and Property.
The Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority reserves the right to waive any non-substantive informalities,
technicalities, or irregularities; or reject any or all qualifications and proposals; or to re-advertise for proposals,
and to award or refrain from awarding the contract for the work.
May Adams Cornwall
Executive Director



Pursuant to VI Code, Title 12, Chapter 21, an application for a
Major CZM Land Permit Application No. CZT-6-08(L) has been
AUTHORITY (VIWMA) for the installation of the landfill
gas collection and control system and groundwater monitoring
wells located at Bovoni Landfill, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
All persons interested, either in favor of, or opposed to the granting of
this permit, are invited at the public hearing on the proposed project.
The public hearing will be on Thursday, December 3,2009 at6:00pm.
The St. Thomas CZM Committee Decision Meeting for the CZM
Permit No. CZT-6-08(L) will be on Tuesday, December 29,2009, at
6:00p.m. Both hearings will be held at the Department of Planning
and Natural Resources' Main Conference Room, Cyril E. King
Airport, Terminal Building, 2nd Floor, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Plans for the proposed project are on file for review by appointment
at the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, Division of
CZM, CEK Airport, Terminal Building, 2nd Floor, St. Thomas,
V.I., (340) 774-3320 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm,
Monday through Friday except holidays.
Commissioner Robert S. Mathes

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Watersports Job!
Full time, part time, lots of benefits, free scuba,
snorkeling, sailing trips to the BVI, etc. Growing
watersports company has immediate openings:

Beach Attendants at Westin Resort
Retail Store Staff
PADI Instructors

Cruz Bay Watersports 776-6857

Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
Job Vacancy Announcement
Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist
St. Thomas

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DEADLINE: December 9, 2009

Inspects facilities, observing operations and activities, inves-
tigating health and safety complaints and ensuring that the
Authority is in compliance with OSHA and VIWMA proce-
dures and programs.
Observes work in progress, ensures that proper safety equip-
ment is worn and procedures are followed.
Coordinates and consults with division directors, supervi-
sors and managers regarding health and safety issues in their
respective areas and notifies EHS manager regarding any vio-
lation of safety procedures and programs.
Analyzes hazards and develops ergonomic risk assessments
for each facility.
Participates with the EHS Manager or as assigned by the EHS
Manager on all investigations of all incidents, accidents, envi-
ronmental spills, releases and violations. Assists in developing
any appropriate actions and to monitor its progress. Conducts
or provides for employees safety training, including classroom
lectures, demonstration or hands-on instruction.
Performs other related duties assigned

B.S. degree in engineering, environmental science or
Three (3) to Five (5) years of relevant professional experience
in the environment, health & safety area; in addition,
experience with a utility or a wastewater or solid waste
authority is highly desirable.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be

Submit a letter of interest along with a resume to:
Director of Human Resources
Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority
P.O. Box 5089
Kingshill, St. Croix 00851


NEW FOR SEASON: Affordable, clean, cute 2 bedroom
apartment for rent short-term. Ideal Cruz Bay location provides
an easy short walk to the ferry dock, taxi stand and V.I.
National Park hiking trails. Accommodates up to four people
comfortably with air-conditioning, wi-fi and off-street parking.
Starting at $1000/week. For availability and more information,
email: stjohnrental @earthlink.net.

The Lumberyard

Down Town Cruz Bay
Where St. John Does Business

Commercial Space Available

For Space Call Nick 771-3737





2003 Intrepid 322 Cuddy
twin 250hp Evinrudes,
very low hours, triple axel
aluminum trailer $89,000
See www.yachtworld.com

Sizes to 10' x 12', Autos,
Boats, Trailers.
Call For Rates: 779-4445

new center with market,
bank, spa & more

office/retail space available

1036 sq. ft.

reasonable rates /flexible terms

excellent location next to Westin

call Emily for info. #776-6666

Suzuki Island Car for Sale
Partially renovated, $1500 OBO.
Call Richard 340 642-5358

Friday December 4th & Saturday December 5th
To be held at Plumeria on Gifft Hill from 10am til pm both days
Contents of entire container. Tables, Chests, Cabinets, New decora-
tive Rugs, New Ralph Lauren Estate Bed Linens in Twin, Queen
and King.sizes. Many bolts of custom fabrics and remnants. To be
sold by the bolt or yard.. Household and Decorative items (new from
TJ..Maxx) China and Glassware, Mirrors, Antique child's rocker
and matchbox cars.Construction materials and tools, garden art,
large live Plumeria and palms. Aluminum pickup tool boxes, DR
Chipper, Matchbox cars, antique child's rocking chairs.and many
items too many to list. Directions:Gifft Hill Road to Gifft Hill
Sign. See posted directions. No early birds please.

Experienced home and pet sitter, holistic, mature
professional woman available December 2009 for long
or short term. References available 340-227-0091

GsfrmI nspc An EDC Qualified Supplier
NAcross from Inspection Lane, Sub Base, STT, 777-9269

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fiwy. Spwinusu% coa 4hWy dmJ -c & A.. F',1IN., sound & Sq. rhomwum
2 ikdroorwNith.L1i -2 full BMhroorns. Imi bF It -11 I R & Kitchev-
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$2480/minrth 4 iibon1. sec. delm~sa & res (340) 690-4532

Cruz Bay Apartments
One bedroom/one bath
$1200.00; Two bedroom/
one bath/w/d $1200.00;
Two bedroom/one bath/w/d
$1600.00; Two bedroom/2
bath/pool/w/d $2000.00;
Two bedroom/2 bath/w/d
$2200.00; Two bedroom/I
bath/w/d in Cruz Bay
2200.00; Three bedroom/2
bath/w/d $1700.00; Three
bedroom/one bath $1875.00;
Large three bedroom/2
bath/w/d/pool $2800.00
Coral Bay
One bedroom apt/w/d
$1250.00; Two bedroom
house/ washer $1700.00;
Two bedroom/2 bath house/
washer $1800.00; One
bedroom/one bath/w/d
$1400.00 dec 1; One bed/
one bath $1250.00 dec 1

Brand New Cruz Bay Luxury
Grande Bay Apt for Rent
Studio, IBr or 2BR; w/d;
a/c; fully furnished/equipped.
Introductory discounted
weekly/monthly rates.

Two Bedroom, 1 Bath
Apartment in Estate Bethany,
overlooking Westin Resort with
A/C. Call 340-690-1104

"Relax in the privacy of
your tropical paradise."
Harbor view, Coral Bay
cottage, one bedroom,
1.5 bath, very private,
tastefully furnished on 1 acre.
Minutes walk to bus line.
$1,150 firm + utilities and
security deposit. 779-4154.

2 bedroom, 2 baths furnished,
A/C, W/D. First, last and
security. Available Nov. 1st.
Call 775-7561.

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.
$1895/mo. 561-832-3040

Coral Bay Seagrape Hill,
view of Hurricane Hole,
clean, safe, quiet, 2 bed
$1600/mo and 1 bed
$1000/mo 610-739-3361

New 2BR, furnished, large bath, off-street parking, ceiling
fans, microwave, security lights, spacious porch overlooking
Westin, $1650/month; 340-776-6331 or 678-715-1129.

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For Rent

3 Sail Church
10 Sunday

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
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

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.

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.

St. John Methodist Church
Sunday 10 a.m

Seventh Day Adventist

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.

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.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
9:45 a.m. Sunday

Word of Faith Church
Word of Faith International
Christian Center, Sundays 7:30 a.m.
Gifft Hill SchoolCall 774-8617

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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

Catered To, Inc.
tel. 776-6641 fax 693-8191
5000 Enighed #206, STJ, VI 00830

Island Getaways
888-693-7676, islandgetawaysinc.corn
kathy @islandgetawaysinc.comr

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
"A i, ,, on, only on St. John"

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

Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226
Offering Art Classses

#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

Maho Bay Art Center
tel. 776-6226 Glass blowing, pottery,
recycled art, tie dye, paper making

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

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


Debbie Hayes, GRI
tel. 714-5808 or 340-642-5995
debbiehayes @debbiehayes.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
fax 693-3366
Located at Wharfside Landing

RE/MAX Island Paradise Realty
tel. 775-0949 fax 888-577-3660
P. 0. Box 646, STJ, VI 00831
info @remaxipr.com

R&I PATTON goldsmithing
776-6548 or (800) 626-3455 Restaurants
pattongold.com, Chat @pattongold.com Concordia Cafe, 693-5855
Happy Hour 4:30-6pm

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

tel. 643-6348
Landscaping & Irrigation

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

Seaview Vacation Homes, Inc.
tel. 340-776-6805; 1-888-625-2963

Beauty/Spa Real Estate
Beauty Lounge Salon & Spa Real Estate
776-0774 www.stjohnbeautylounge.com American Paradise Real Estate
Located in Mongoose Junction tel. 693-8352 fax 693-8818
P.O. Box 8313, STJ, VI 00831
Westin Resorts & Villas info@americanparadise.com

Spa Services
tel. 693-8000, ext. 1903/1904

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

Dinner 6-8:30pm Tues-Sat

La Tapa
tel. 693-7755
Open Wednesday-Monday

Maho Pavilion 776-6226
Breakfast Daily 7:30-9 a.m.
Dinner Nightly 5:30-7 p.m.

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

Sun Dog Cafe
tel. 693-8340
Located at Mongoose Junction

Sugar Birds
Located at Mongoose Junction

C4th Custom Embroidery
tel. 779-4047
Located in Coral Bay

The Marketplace
Full service business center
Everything you need in one place

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St. John Tradewinds, November 30-December 6, 2009 21

Full Moon Cafe Opens in Coral Bay

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St John Tradewinds News Photo by Susan Mann

Monika Konstancia and Jorge Dias Garcia celebrated the opening
of their new enterprise Full Moon Cafe and Shop in the Coccoloba
complex on Friday, November 20.
The shop, located next to Big Belly Deli on the second floor of the
Coral Bay shopping complex, offers Brazilian coffees, home-made
sweets, hand-made decor, local art and fair trade items.

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"Villa Hibiscus"-Masonry con. "Carolina Cottage' Really
struclion on a large corner lot in cute 2 bedroom house with nice
Chocolate Hole just 1.5 miles water views of Coral Harbor
from Cruz Bay on paved roads, and Hurricane Hole. Faces east
Deeded beach rights to Hart to catch the cooling trade wind
Bay & Cna-olate Hole & plenty breezes. Paved driveway and
of Rat parking, Successful short easy access, Fully furnished, A
term rental with 2 private units, nice location close to Coral Bay
each with hot tub, separate with large deck and room to
storage budding. & work expand or add a pool. Space
shop/home office space with below could be converted to
second drive way. $995.000 another bedroom. $575,000

"Surfside"- Rare chance 10 own a home in the exclusive Reef Bay enclave-
Surfsde is a beautiluill a ppoaned Mediterranean style three bedroom., three
balh pool vHla situated on the edge of undeveloped park land with fabulous
P ocean views and breezes. Siroll via pathway to secluded white sand beach
from this oversized oL Very successful rental home with plans for another
2x2 villa with separate entrance. Price reduced by $900,000 to $1,650,0001
"Amorita" Beautiful, masonry home in upscale Chocolate Hole NOrth has
large pool deck with spa & faces southeast to catch the tradewind breezes.
Waler views of Hart Bay & the South Shorejust minutes from Cruz Bay & a
short walk lothe Westin Resort. Features include stone arches and vaulted
-"~ Cypress ceilings. screened gallery, arched courtyard entrance, fruit trees,
and deeded access to two beaches. Seller is motivated $999,000

S "Colibri" Superb sunset and water views from this 3 bedroom waterfront
home in Great Cruz Bay. Features include native stonework, large pool deck
with gazebo, masonry construction, air conditioning, water views from every
room and pool, and lots of room for expansion. Deeded rights to beach and
dinghy landing. A complete refurbishing is in Ihe works including a new
kitchen Watch. the yachts moored in Great Cruz Bay. $3,495,000

"Bella Vista" is a weu maintained & beautifully decorated home, perched
high atop cool Bordeaux Mountain. Views from Jost Van Dyke to Virgin
Gorda, Quality construction with, hardwood floors and beauliful wood trim
InrougroMul with a large master suite, two spacious guest suites, large loft
for additional guests, & a one bedroom apartment with separate entranOe.
Spa & sun deck. Tremendous value a "must see'. REDUCED: $850,000.
S"Kings Hill Apartments- Well bull arid maintained newly constructed
mrnasonry duplex ,n a quiel sellng just outside Coral Bay Aparimenris
upstairs and down live in one and rent out the other Each unit is currently
being rented lor $1.600 per month Both units are 2 bedrooms and 2 batrh
& are completely urnishead Owner will sell units individually for $367.500 or
both unils for $700,000
SB "Palm Terrace Villas"- Four of rthe newest and most spacious condos on
SSti John New construction finished in 2005 beautiful views, sun deck & pool
area, walk to town & Frank Bay Beach The 2 bedroom is over "700 sq. ft. &
the 3 bedroom penthouse nils are over 2100 sq.ft. All feature large kitcriens,
granrie countenops saminless appliances large closets, private washer and
dryer and ample storage These condos have it all. $975,000 to $1.399,000
S"VOYAGES BUILDING" Rare opportunity to own a commercialfresidential
property in Coral Bay, between the Cocoloba Shopping Center & a proposed
116 slip marina, this is an ideal spot for a restaurant, retail shops or offices
There are two beautiful 2 bedroom apartments on the 2nd floor & a pool on
site This well constructed building is just across the road from the waterfront,
with views of anchored boats. cool breezes & parking $2.6M
Best Deals Seagrape Hill 5$95 000 & $99 000 Calabash Boom lot with fantastic water views for
just $199,000, Mango Terrace Condos are new and a great deal, Make an offer I Bordeaux ML -
1 acre with terrific BVI views listed at $725.000 but owner will consider all offers try him!l
"The Point At Privateer" The eastern most poini of St. John is the location of St. John's newest
upscale subdivision with minimum lot sizes of 1 acre. All building sites have great breezes and
unlimited views to the British Virgins from Tortola to Virgin Gorda, Peter & Norman Islands -marny are
waterfront. This is a sub-division for the more discerning buyer. Prices range from $950,000 & up.
"Estate Peter Bay" Gorgeous home site situated in prestigious Estate Peter Bay with great views
over north shore to Jost Van Dyke. Not part of Peter Bay subdivision therefore no membership dues,
assessments, covenants or restrictions. Owner retains right to use entrance to Peter Bay subdivision
(upper Peter Bay road) to access this parcel. $1.5M Adjoining -ot also available

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SEASCAPE Fantastic location on Bovocoap Point! Spacious 2 bedrm main house w/ lap pool, plus a separate
caretaker's cottage. Panoramic sunset views overlooking Devers Bay to St. Thomas, privacy, & lush vegetation. Priced to
sell at $1,495,000.

AURORA Luxurious 4 bd/4bath masonry villa on Contant
Pt. Enjoy 180' views from Great Cruz Bay to St. Thomas,
great privacy, pool, multiple outdoor areas, excellent
vacation rental history. $1,995,000.
VILLA ROMANCE-Brand new, lux4 bd poolvilla,featuresex-
quisite design, craftsmanship, tile roof, coral flooring, columns,
fountains & sunsets over Chocolate Hole Bay. $2,999,000.
POINT RENDEZVOUS New rental villa in upscale neigh-
borhood. Masonry construction w/ low maintenance features.
3 bdrm/2 baths, large covered veranda, spa, 20' vaulted ceil-
ing in greatroom, ample room for expansion. $1,595,000.
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.
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.
CHEZ SHELL- Charming 3 bd /3 bath, w/gorgeous sunset
views, & prime Great Cruz Bay location. This beautifully dec-
orated, & maintained rental villa has marble floors, A/C, cus-
tom cabinetry, inviting spa & excellent floor plan. $1,295,000.
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 bdrm / 3 bath rental home w/
fantastic lap pool & panoramic views from Hart Bay to St.
Thomas. Comfortable layout, large rooms, multiple decks,
privacy & extensive landscaping. $1,200,000.
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.
BAYVIEW Private villa bordering Natl. Park, minutes
to Maho Beach. Traditional masonry design with 2 bIldgs
connected by pool, decks & patios. 280 views overlooking
Francis Bay & North Shore + Coral Bay. $1,695,00.
CAROLINA Small, poured concrete, home with lovely
covered wraparound deck. Flat 12 ac. fenced lot. $399K.
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 furnishings
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
cottage, 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
masonry with large wraparound veranda, spa, sunrise to
sunset views, 1.25 ac. lot, tile roof, circular drive. $1,599,000.
BORDEAUX MT. Family home w/3 bd./2 baths, large
porch, water view, 12 ac. lot w/large trees. $675,000.
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.
BETHANY CONDO Spacious, free-standing 2 bd/2 bath
unit w/ amazing views, new common pool. $495,000.
GALLOWS POINT CONDO Waterfront, 1/bd/1 bath
condo in resort setting. Pool, restaurant, swimmable beach,
hotel amenities. $695K.
SELENE'S Ideal in town location, w/parking, for living/
rental or business. Terrific views. $450,000.
SERENDIP CONDO A great buy! Cute 1 bd unit w/dy-
namic views, pool & good rental history. $359,000.
CANEEL HILL Gorgeous panoramic views. Improved
property w/driveway & foundation slabs in place for 4 bed-
room villa. Paved roads, underground utilities. $580K.
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, /2 ac. $299K & $379K.
GLUCKSBERG- Gentle grade, 1/2 ac., Ig. trees. $130K.
LEINSTERBAY-2lotson JohnnyHornTrail.$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 $165K. Call US for a complete list.
ESTATE CAROLINA/EMMAUS Time to buy. Affordable
lots, with water views, $95k and up.
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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"El Cielo" New masonry horrne
in an ideal location between Cruz
Bay & Coral Bay, this 4 BR home
is perched on a fat ridge above
Peter Bay with National Park
land to the north & east to insure
quiet & privacy, Graceful arches
frame sweeping views from
Lovango Cay to Jost Van Dyke.
A large deck with pool is
accessed from living room &
master BR. Reduced to $2.59M

oint, has private path to upscale amenities/ luxury lifestyle/ el-
Spectacular new, | tifully landscaped,
pristine beach. egant decor. Private 1 ac. estate is beau-

gated estate on and affords direct
1.63 acres with beach access,
exceptional pri- views of Great Cruz
vacy, surrounded Bay harbor. Boat-
by 645' shoreline ing and swimming
and National at your doorstep!
DO Park waters. $3,485,000 Walk to Westin.
.INA: 3 bdrm, 3.5 bath, "SAGO COTTAGE" adorable Caribbean
hinted villa has spec- style ma-
ay views. Entry level has sonry cot-
plpw spacious great tage with
room & cov- wonderful
ered porch. down is-
Interior stair- land views
case leads to 2 and great
master suites rental his-
& lower level $95,0 tory.
100 studio suite. $975,000

IA" Easy access & build on Centerline Rd. S 135,000
E HILL" Great dual water views 0.387 ac. S 193,500
EFF" Sunset views & gentle site .649 acre S 274,900
kTERFRONT"! Gentle slope, 4 min. walkto beach S 298,000
Harbor views gentle 1/2 ac. with Topo S 299,000
' DOWN ISLAND VIEWS .76 ac. Upper & lower access S 425,000
ac. GREAT views, private. Topo map S 475,000
estin Resort beach access! .78 ac. S 499,000
I" Views to Coral Harbor, deeded access to waterfront S 595,000
ANT .5 ac. EXTRAORDINARY views, Owner financing S 650,000
I WILL FINANCE! Minutes from town. Water views to St. Thomas, 3

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Owners apartment plus 3 income producing impressive recent renovations $1,350,000 many amenities. Sleeps 12. $1,999,000 just steps from the water. Paved roads & largest private pools on St. John (w/diving board,
units. Room for expansion. $1,800,000 HOMES underground utilities. Priced to sell!! $1,050,000 & wet bar). Mature landscaping. $1,650,000

NEW! 2 unit (2x2+1x1) masonry home
overlooking Carolina Valley. Ideal for starter
home with 2nd unit for rental income. $679,000
WATERFRONT! Chill in the oceanfront pool
while gazing out upon excellent bay views.
Lush tropical gardens. 3 BR/2BA. $1,295,000
2 lj l~tlm Ie, impressive
$350,00 2j p le, impressive
kitchen, priv dramaticc sunsets. $1,299,000
NEW! One of the least expensive home on
the market! Great starter home with room to
expand. Property has CO. Adjacent parcel with
2 unit masonry home also available. $279,000
AMOROSA A brilliant Tuscan inspired villa
in the midst of the National Park in Peter Bay.
Sweeping views, deeded walking path to the
beach, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths. $7,450,000

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a 3 or 4 bedroom luxury home.
Magnificent views and sunsets
from 3 homes with all amenities,
pools w/waterfalls and spas.
Deeded 1 month ownerships
from $69,000.
Own a week, a month, or more &
enjoy all the resort amenities!
Most unit sizes and weeks
available. Priced from $6,800.

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"CHOCOLATE BLISS" (5x5) Private,
extremely qui-
et masonry/
stone home
has all the
amenities one
would desire
on over an
acre of gently
$2,950,000 sloped land.
town, all masonry. Top floors each 3 bed-
rooms with
decks, A/C,
plus lower
studio. Ren-
ovated 2003:
Corian coun-
ters, new
appliances &
$685,000 tile floors.

NEW (5X6) Mediterranean style gated
$estate with cov-
ered verandahs,
guest house, in-
finity edge pool,
spa, efficient
a/c, mahogany
arched doors,
tile roof, copper
$2,900,000 gutters.
Huge panoramic views and a quiet, pri-
location that
borders Na-
~vate, breezy
ture Conser-
vancy prop-
erty make
this home a
$595,000 must see!

"VISTAERO" offers total privacy with
breathtaking views over Rendezvous
Bay & St.
Thomas. 5
room suites,
huge pool,
gazebo & hot
tub make this
a top rental
$2,395,000 villa.
"CONCH VILLAS": Why pay rent?
Opportunity to own a 2br, lba &/or
a 1br, lba condo
close to Cruz Bay!
Purchase one for
yourself and stop
throwing money
away on rent or
$225,000 & purchase both for
$240,000 additional income.

$an exceptionally
charming 3 bed-
room property on
the water's edge
with the possibility
of boat mooring. 376
ft. pristine shoreline.
Panoramic. W-1
zoning allows com-
$1,995,000 mercial uses.
"GALLOWS POINT" 3 premier
upper &
~9-A lower)
each with
$1,400,000,$1,275,000 Walk to
& $1,200,000. town!

'"VIRGIN GRAND ESTATES" Gated sub-division, sunset "UPPER MONTE BAY ESTATES" 7 Spectacular private
views. Can build FRACTIONAL HOME! Paved roads. 3 parcels above Rendezvous Bay; paved road, stone walls &
from $335,000 underground utilities. From $999,000
"LOVANGO CAY" Waterfront & hillside properties; "PETER BAY ESTATES" Exquisite home sites with
upscale amenities including barge docks, pave roads, breathtaking views over the North Shore, BVI & cays
undrgrd utilities beach & views. From $425,000 between. Prices from $1,850,000
2 adjoining breezy lots. Hart Bay east and St. Thomas dockaccesse quiet upscaleneighborhood, awesomeviews.
west views. From $425,000. Owner/broker. Call for details.
views ranging from the BVls, down St. John's eastern "HAULOVER" BEACHFRONT 2.24 acre sub-dividable
coast to Ram s Head St. Croix. From $550,000 borders National Park! AMAZING VIEWS! $1,999,000
HILLSIDE private gated enclave with shared generator, views! 12acresub-divideablewaterfront lotfor$9,999,000
beach access; 3 lots from $560,000 plus 4 hillside lots available from $699,000
"BOATMAN POINT" 2 Waterfront lots with views & "DREEKETS BAYESTATES"spectacularBVIviews,excellent
breezes. Topo surveys (2) & full house plans (1). From roads, underground utilities, stone walls, planters, common
$945, 000 beach. Minutes from Coral Bay 12 lots from $399,000

EAST END LAND Parcels in Privateer Bay and on far East End. Coral Bay views and underground
utilities. From $285,000
"FISH BAY" 3 large parcels. Views, breezes and paved access. One includes cistern slab, well,
active plans/permits. From $369,000

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L'ESPRIT DE LA VIE Glorious sea views in ISLAND MANOR Hear the surf of Hart Bay.
desirable Pt. Rendezvous. Smart and efficient 4 BRs w/ensuite baths, elegant furnishings, .51
design. 4BR/4/2BA, pool, spa. $2,950,000 acre. Multilevel floor plan offers privacy. $1,499,000
offering uncompromising quality and exquisite construction in the Virgin Grand. Generous
finishing touches. Sweeping 180 views. 5 floor plan w/3 levels of living space. 3 master
BR/5BA. $4,395,000 suites. $2,190,000
tranquil setting. Water views of Fish Bay. Serenata de la Playa offers 5 bdrms and 5.5
3BR/2BA on .27 acres. $710,000 baths. Swimmable water access. $4,950,000
MAHOGANY TREE V A Create a CVISTA Magnificent open air 4 bdrm villa
charming B d entry, walk to above tendezvous Bay. Stunning residence
Frank By 1",1P bd/l1ba units with A/C, exudes comfort, class & elegance. $3,895,000
common pool & garage. $895,000 UPPER CAROLINA 3 BR/2BA. Expansive
BAREFOOT New 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath guest views. Master suite, living area & kitchen on
cottage in quaint Coral Bay neighborhood, upper level. Lower level has 2 BR, living area &
Room for expansion. REDUCED TO $719,900 kitchen. A/C. Priced to sell. $675,000

MARBELLA Expansive St. Thomas sunset
views, 3 bdrms w/ en suite baths. Open style,
all on one level, Central A/C. $2,850,000
CRUZ BAY Prime .75 acre, 3 BR, pool & panoramic
views. Zoned R-4 for development. $2,950,000
FUN & CONTENTMENT 180 views. Tiled
pool deck, 2 large AC. suites & mahogany
hardwoods Plans for 3 more bdrms. $1,235,000
SEAGRAPE Live in guest apartment & rent
lower apt. Plans for 2BR/2BA main house with
foundation, cistern & deck in place. $765,000
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 BR/1BA with a cozy
covered porch. Plus studio apt. $585,000

BA villa, superior craftsmanship, Spanish tile
roof, 180 views, pool & hot tub $2,850,000
steps to Hart Bay, "Rendezview" features 4
BR/4BA with a lower 3BR beach house.
MYSTIC RIDGE 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath,
dramatic views, short distance to North Shore
beaches, cooling breezes. $2,390,000
nearing completion. 4 master suites, top shelf
furnishings, granite counter tops & travertine
floors. $2,950,000
in Nat'l Pk boundaries of Catherineberg on acre.
2BR/ 2.5BA & office. Immaculate! $2,395,000

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